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THK DIBPAT'IH FOUNDED IB*.
WHOLE NUMBER, 19,f>r>4.
RICHMOND, VA? SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 1914.
WEAHIKR TO-DAY?KAin.
PRICE TWO CENTS
NORTH CAROLINA !
WINS FIGHT FOR !
RATEREDU CTION
Agreement Between
State and Railroads Is
Approved by I. C. C.
MAY BE IN FORCL
WITHIN 60 DAYS;
Objections Made by Attorneys of,
Several Virginia Cities. Who 1
Sought Proportional Reduc
tion, Overruled?Change
Is Result of Ten
Years' Agitation.
(Special to The 'fImes-Dlspatrh !
Washington, March 18.? Tho Virginia
citk-a lost their hard fight to Intervene !
In the North Carolina fr?.-ht ra'e r--- i
Auction to 'l.iv. The interstate!
Coinmercc Commission granted author
ity- to tho railroads tiavcrsinK North
Carolina to put Into t tYect tli*? schedub
of ro(iur"(1 rates bef.v.n " >Mo Ktver i
i rnsslng" and North ? *;iro!in;i. which j
?.v?=r? agreed to belwf-n tip North ?':ir
> In.i State ntitiiorlt.lt'.'> and th" ??:fl?*l?i 1 ??
of tl.e railroads. The r? <?!;i? lions appr"X
ln?*t" 10 p.-r cent from Western points]
1.? pr:irt.l?*:i 11;. i>vr>ry station Iti Nrn-: i
I'.irolina, and abolish the *o rail' -I .?<!
vantage Virginia cities have enjoyed
. vr North ??arolina rltlc? In tin w.*t ?
of rates from the \Vc?t. ?n!i :..ls ? : .
t e railroads concerned? the Sou!; ?-r:i.
i '-aboard Air 1.1 n??. \tlantie Coast l.lt',
?'hesapeake and ' ?hlo an<! Not folk <*n? i
NVvf.t'-rn?declared to-da\ that i.h-v
hoped to bo able to have th?- propose ?1 t
reduced rnt^s in operation withtn ti\'y
<t t VP.
Virginia ' iti?*?. l.osr.
In allowing th-- railroad* ?'? put t1 ?>
!'? ?ltir<sd rates in effect, t ? commission
overruled th< object i'?i.made by r l"r
nevH for the snippers of Ki' liim i I.
Poanoke, Petersburg and Norfolk, and
tiui V'rglni.i S?:?t?- Corporation Commls
Hion, repi esen t i'i> bv A t toi ri?*y s-< ieno: >
{Samuel W. Williams and John ?'-irlat.il
Pollard, who declared that tin- rail
roads should ro>t be allowed t'> rclurc
rates to North Carolina from the West
without granting proportional r? 'lu< -
tn.ns to Yliglnia from tin* \V!???
;t would disturb th? wh'.!'' r.'f
? < IntIon*-hip of th" Sou'1. Allan''
Stat --* and would W"rls a h'.rdsi.ip on
Virginia shippers. ?
Attorney-General Pollard In hb ir
RUinnit 1" fore the commission teveral
vr?-eVs ngo also declared tliat the ad
vantage hitherto possessed by the Vir
ginia cities wan all 3ilv;i*it'mo to which
they were entitled b> reason of 'heir
location on iUrons lines of railroad? < n
joyinrr a IiImIi trafln density.
In addition to the ilKlarntloiis of the
Virtrlnla attorney?. It was stated here
to-day by experts In Ntjeli matters t! it
J he new Variff uill h.iv- the <fe.rt ??f
tlirowlnsr Vi!?irii.i merrliants out of th>
North Carolina ninrU?-t In t?...o s
of bu.tlnesH which ?)e controlled by
frelcrht rat'^M. No percept able inll'i
??in i; will be f. It by the Virginia job
Imts ^^h'> handle '? 1 d l.y brand."
Afffd* Nenrly Whole Stsite.
'i'li" 1') per cent reduction applies
to about TOO ptp.tionQ in N-?rth I'at"
lina, includintr most of ;lie larger cltb-n ,
In that State, such as Charlotte, ?'?olds
boro, rtaleiqh, Sallhbury and States- ;
Nille; greater than 10 per cent reduc
tions apply to 110 stations, and le*s [
reductions are made to L'HO stations.
'I lie propoHei' reductions are the re- '
t ilt of ten years' asitation on the part
of the North Carolina authorities for >
tlie removal of the alleRrd discrimina
tion. There were numerous confer
ences between the North Carolina Cor- |
poratlon Commission and the railroad 1
officials. which failed to reach any i
agreement. Heedirar the bitter .State- i
wide Hentirnent airainst the railroads, 1
Covernor Craig called a special session t
of the Legislature last fall to con- '
Fider means of bringing the railroads i
to terms. While the Legislature was ,
considering drastic action, the Cor- j
poration Commission and the railroad |
officials reached an agreement along; ;
the line of the proposed rates, and the
railroads asked the Interstate Com - j
mere Commission for authority to put ;
them In effect. This authority was 1
Ktanted to-day. < G. Ji. M. ,
AID FOR NONRESIDENTS
One-Third of I"nemployed I'opiilntion ,
in New York Hecent \rrivnls.
ISpcclAl to The Tlmes-Dlspatch. 1
New York, March 13.?One third of!
the unemployed population of New i
York are nonresidents, who have been 1
drawn here by conditions of Industrial'
depression throughout the country. j
Thirty-five per cent of the unem- !
ployed who have been cared for at the j
Municipal Lodging House since the be-'
ginning of the present winter, were \
nonresidents.
Imrinp these winter months, each !
month there has been sheltered at the
Municipal Lodging House IS.000 men '
who had been in New York less than j
Kix months.
Twenty per cent of the men who j
applied for shelter during January, j
February and the first tin davs of:
March had been in the city less than j
tiiirtv days. These strikinir ficuros ?
on the problem of the unemployed, as ,
ii applies to New York, will be em- |
?bodied In a report which is shortly to.
1 ?' submitted to Charities Commissioner j
John U. Kingsbury.
THIRD COURT OF SEASON j
I'rliicp of M nirN Present fur I'lrsf Time ;
at lliicklntrhain I'nlace.
(Special Cablo to The Tluies-i'ispatcli.l
London. March lit.?Their Majesties' j
third court of the season held at Hudc
ingham Palace to-night was notable i
by the fact that the Prince of Wales
was present for the first time. lie :
stood at the King's rlf;iit hand as the j
pi t sentees filed past. The prince wore I
the uniform of a naval lieutenant.
Among others. Mr. Page presented
Mrs. John It. Parke, wife of the mili
tary attache of the United States em- j
bassy at Hrussels, and her two daugh- j
ters. the .Misses Genevieve and Pauline
Parke.
Mrs. Parke's gown was of turquoise
tinted brocade. The corsage was
trimmed with diamante, while the
train was of the same material as the
{?.?own, and lined with cloth of gold <-ni
t broideries trimmed wi'.h gold beads
iind pearls.
BRYAN TO Si?M PEACE PACTS 1
N'cit Trputlcx With Arufntlnr, llr??itl !
mill Chile Si'iiollatcd.
Washington, March t3.-~Secretftry ;
Dryan to-day announced tlmt In the
near future woul?l sign at 0110 pit
ting new iicaon trc.'itlc.s with ArKCf- |
tine, Itraxil and ('lillc, embodying tit*'
idea '>1' investigation of dilllcultles that
otherwise nil|{nt lead to war. Karller
In the day Ambassador Jusseranu, oi
France, Im-kiui negotiations with Mr.
I'ryan. i Midi a treaty, ami udminls
tra'tic.- ' Medals confidently expect that
either iltaneously with the signing
of the ). ? with the three great South
Americat, .untries, or shortly tliere
nfter, trniw vh of this kind will bo
signed with both France anil Great
Britain.
The P.ritlsh Foreign Ofllco lias ac
cepted the principle of the Uryati
peace treatios, as have thirty other
!iu\ioiiB, ami, Dual negotiations with
i JrAat Dritain for the drafting of a
treaty are expected shortly.
It has not heen determined whether
tin' proposed convention with France
will provide that in the event of a con
troversy hostilities won hi not he en
tered into (Iuring tin- period of inves
tigation or whether military and naval
status quo would l>e maintained pend
ing the report of the Investigating com
mission.
The administration hopes that with
the consummation of these treaties its
liist it'll In t lie cause or universal
p. .i'?? will have heen attained. Presi
dent Wilson and Secpetar> Itryan share
tin belief tliat if nations will auree to
take |time and think, while an investi
gation of th'-ir differences is being
made, war possibilities will he re
duced to a minimum.
JOHN' D. PLANS MEMORIAL
Im-OIIH- of Sr.O.lMNI.OOO I'llUHllntlllll to He
I Ni'il for llrlti rinriit ol ? le\elaiiil.
I ,'-'lii" i i! to "I'll e "I true:- - I lis pa t ? ? f I |
? li velatnl, Man n I."!. John I- Itocke
fclli r i* th< guiding genius behind the
<"I? land foiindat ion. tmd he plat fi to
have not less than ir.O.iMin.fMi" to it. the
Income to be nsi il in work for the
In 11? rinf n t of i "lovi-land.
This was th?- substance of a report
cli'Ulated to-diiv among Cleveland
ban V. * i Pi i si dent J'. II 'Jolt", of th
Cleveland Trust <'oinpanv. who an
i.ounce! the foundation plan, was out
of tl" ? if
lioi i. ?:t ler. 1; raid, wants to li ,i\ i
a luer.iOM.il !i this city, Willi' Ills
? arly life w as ? r? l. and where he laiil
the basts of 1 i'* limn' n-.e fortune H??
, .,,, . veil The lib a of I', foil! datioi
f.j. ,11,1 r t'l the $ 1 UH/iiifi.O'iO one tie as'.ieii
? "?iiigrep.s to authoi iste fot nation-wide
> i . riil' H and reseat ch.
Not liill K lt> "?ll>.
Seabreeze. Pla. March jr. There is
nothing to say nothing r>> the repot t."
This was tl.e declaration here to
night of II. I' Situs. private secretary
of John I). Itockefeller. when informed
ot reports i?i < "leveland. that Mr
!l'" f.-lb't" iilaniifd to leave not b ?
than f ,ii?d in a trust fu- d, the n.
coi:ic t" ii-<d for improving i'leve
lanil. Mt Sitns refused t" ? on tii'-nt
further on the i-port Mr. Uockefclbw.
who is - tiiying at .i hot- 1 here. spends
mil of I '? time on thr golf links.
PAGE PREPARING REPLY
Notified l?> llrjiin ?if Srnnlr'* Desire for
i:\plliiintloii of Speech.
"Dondon. Match 13.- -Ambassador
Walter Ulf.es I'.-'i". t" -da ?? received
from S'' rc-taty Uryan notification of
1 til .- Ij.ate icsolutlon about l?i.- sp? eel
oi. th'- I'at..una ''anal and She Mo:iro<
I ii "? i i in?* ib 1 i ?? ?? red befi. r? the A ? "o l a
lion ; I'liainiicrH of < 'onimei in on
'Inrsday.
'Ih? s>- ii-i.'.ry State requested the
ambassador to cable an explanation <>f
the speech, and Mr. Page immediately
began preparation of his reply.
< luiniherliilii In r>i 11 lleil.
W j sMnirl on, March 1 S'-nator
<'Ji.i'iibei laiii. author of tIie r'-solutloii
calling for an explanation of Ambassn
itot pace's speech, said to-'iay he was
gt.itili' d to butt, tl i' Secretary liryan
had a nd upon tie Senate's request.
"I see the nintiassadoi f.i> s lie was
jokitig, sai't Setati'i I'hamberlaln.
"Well, it strikes me that ambassador*-'
r, f this government should not joke
about mailers which President Wilson
said in his message might provoke
w a r."
MRS. POLLARD NOT GUILTY
Alleged \uthnr of "PoIkoii Pen" l.rttcr
I'rrcil Aflrr I'ortj Itiillnt*,.
l.-pt cial to The Times - Dispatch. |
111!'.*abcth, -V J.. March IS.?Air-. Anna
J Pollard, on trial charged with send
itig a "poison jien" letter to Mis.
i'harl"s K. Jones, was to-day declared
not guilt;.. Tin jury was out five
hours, and required forty ballots to
reach 'lie decision. 1'iuht of the jurors
wire for acquittal, but tie other four
favored an opposite verdict until the
last two i-ii Hot s.
Mrs Pollard said she. was tired out
by tlie trial, "but happy that I have
received Justice at last, and 1 have no
fent of tiie future."
Mrs Thomas Jones, sister-in-law of
Mrs. Charles Jones, was reported to be
cot tern plat i t. L- a suit against Mis. Pol
lard. in ictaliation for the references
made to Mrs "Tom" Jones by Mrs Pol
lard's counsel during the trial.
The courtroom was thronged each
day of the trial with scores of society
people, all of whom were sharply di
vided ovtr the case. All business in
the town lias been at a standstill dur
ing tlio trial.
GETS VERDICT OF $15,000
Mnn Injured by Trolley Cur Wins Suit
\galust Company.
t Special to The Times-Dispatch. ]
Philadelphia. March 13.??John Kane, 1
twenty-four years old, was awarded a
vejdict of $1."'.000 against the Philadel
phia K.tpbi Transit Company to-day. j
Kane's back was broken last October
when a wagon he was driving wns |
struck by a trolley car. and Kane was I
pinned beneath the wreckage.
Kane sued for S000. He appeared
in the courtroom during the trial of his
suit. He was carried into the room on
a wheel stretcher and placed in front
of the jury box. In a feeble voice Kane j
told how the accident occurred. He is ^
paralyzed from his shoulders down.
THOUSANDS FACE STARVATION
Plixht of I.n Celhn lteslileut.s Declared
to lie Pitiable.
[ Special to Tite Times-Dispatch. 1
New Orleans, l.a., March 13.?Three
thousand men, women and children are
facing starvation in l'<a Ceiba. Hondu
ras. The port was recently destroyed
by fire. Dr. Charles O. Harris, dele
gated by the stricken community to j
ask aid of New Orleans, arrived here
to-day. Dr. Harris said the plight of
I,a Ceiba residents was pitiable. They
have no food, water or shelter. The
property loss exceeds $3,000,into.
MOVED TO PLACES OF SAFETY '
r-'nmou* I'nlntlnus In St. Pntil'* Cnllie- ;
drill Tnkon From Crypt.
(Special Cable to The Tinieh-Dlspateh.]
Don don, March 13.?Fear of sur
l'ragette outrages infected St. Paul's
Cathedral. and the Church ?u-I
thorilies to-day ordered three fanioui
ptinfings removed from the crypt to
a place of absolute safety. The pic;- j
lures are "Hope." by Watts; "Peace i
and Cood-Will." by the same artist, and !
"bight of the World," by Holtnan Hunt.
\ iipolntcil Sponsor for Sou 111.
Columbia. S. C., March 13.?Miss Co
linne Hampton, of Columbia, daughter
of <!. McDuflie Hampton, and grand
daughter of (ieneral Wade. Hampton,
has been appointed as sponsor for the
Soil t It at llic reunion of the I'nited
Confederate Veterans, to be held in
Jacksonville, Flu., early in May. The
appointment was made by General Den
nett H Young, of Dou'.sville, conitiiniid
er-ht-chief of tlie United Confederate
Veteruna,
DIRECTORS VOTE
POR DISSOLUTION
OF U. S. EXPRESS
I
Business and Affairs to
Be Liquidated Soon
as Possible.
EARNINGS SHOW
STEADY DECLINES |
Success of Pared Post and Re- i
cent Rate Reduction by Inter- j
state Commerce Commission
Held Responsible for Re
tirement?Piatt's Long
Dominant Interests.
>*'ow > orlf. March 1:!. Directors <>T 1
? ' States i 'ompanv I
uriji tiifootisl to day to liquidate!
its alT-tirs ,,>.1 ill* ;o,lve it ii, t|?. .short 1
'?M tiinr The rcvoltition un- ;
r win-ill t lil:- action was recommend- '
? ?it r, j.ils.
"Resolve,]. That. pursuant to the ,
power a inI autli'iiiv conferred on the I
boa id of iJIrr- tor:, ..r u,,. ( , ,| st.,t... i
Express Company by its articles of as- l
??oriation, tin- board unanimous!v i|e- '
Claris that it Is for the best In forests
? f the <?.tfi,ii,i\ that the .-ornpaif. I.e
? It.sol?. .m| p??n . s wi tYiou'
au :? itititt tli- ?? \ i>1 rat Ion of its term of
anil II;., ? it: buslne; s ami I
?'":iup ami ii null v adju t - I
? 1 af prompt fy as i. i-? ? In don-*. Tli?
president is dlret-d r.? inform the
shareholders of Mo compan} of j=ald
action of t?,o boar?l "
A committee on liquidation. which '
I'tnl.rnci-s tli'- repr< "i.tatl vc? of t I
lending Interests m the company, in- I
elude i h.nli's A r'i'ahoily, |irc.si<li>m of
tin- Mutual Dife Insurance < .'ompanv,
*''' ' the ' h i' f (Ina iii'Ial a?l\ is< r 'if t ho
llarrltnnn estate; William A. Ue.id. \
Senator W. Murray Crane, of Massa - ,
chusetts. and Ma!??>- Klske. vi<-? pres
ident of the Metropolitan Ufe Tnstir
ntice Company, was appointed to un- j
d'-? take the work of dissolution.
I'lnn \of I llnelOMed.
The precise plan for realizing on the
corn pa ay's assets wa.? not disclosed. i
liut it is thought a syndicate will be -
formed to take them over, so that they I
may he disposed of to the best ad van- '
l: ?
1 er.-ons familiar with tho roitipa::\':t
affairs declare that th? return'to the
i^harehold. t s will he between $90 and '
51(,f' a ."-liai e
J o-tlay's step was foreshadowed a
few weeks ago. when the stock, which
hail sold down to JS last December,
suddenly rose on very large dealings
from fi.', to S4. its price of last Wed -
iK'Kiiiiv, and \\ all Street soon was of
tlie opinion. despite official denials,
that disintegration was under way.
'lie succ, s s of tho pare-1 po.'t and
the i eoent express rate reduction by
the Interstate Commerce Commission
an- held directly responsible for tho
conip.Hiiy s rot i remoni. from
aft-r sixty years of continuous opera- j
l ion.
Earning- for the five months of the .
lisci,] year so far reported showed
stead\ declines, with a deficit of 532,000
toi No vein her, until some of the more '
influential interests became outspoken i
for liquidation.
I'luttN I. ons iii Control.
I he late ^Thomas i". I'latt and his ;
family lor years were the dominant in- i
terests in United States Express. Their
control was so complete that they suc
ceeded in warding off numerous de- !
ma nils and protests on the part of'
minority interests, and for many years
the public knew virtually nothing of!
the affairs of the company, no meeting 1
of the stockholders bavins been held]
in more than ilfty years.
There are outstanding 100.000 share?,
of I'nited States Express stock, and 1
these are in comparatively, few hands. !
The iiarriman estate ss believed to hold I
over one-II ft h, which the late K. II.
Harriman aciiuired at an outlay of j
about S 2.2;"0,000. The I'latt intieests
are said to be relatively small.
The express company at one time had .
contracts covering 3S.000 miles. In |
part these contracts have expired, hut j
the remaining ones arc said to he of!
potential value, and it is assumed they I
will be transferred to one of the coin- j
pany's former competitors, probably i
Wells-Kargo Ac Company, in which the!
Iiarriman interests have largo holdings. !
SIX BODIES S*TILL BURIED '
Total Xumlier of l>rnil Recovered Prom
t'lnb \% rceUngc Is Twenty-Four.
St. I.ouis, Mo.. March 13.?Six bodies
removed front the ruins of the Missouri
Athletic ?'lull to-day brought the iota!
nutnbei of dead recovered to twenty- '
four. The bodies of six other victims
still are buried in the lire wreckage.
Seventeen of the removed dead have
been Identified, but the others are
burned beyond recognition. Three
bodies recovered to-ilay wero identified
as those of Allan Dow, J. L,. I'aehlen
and John J. Uatz, all of St. I<ouis. '
Inspection of other buildings by the
fire department to-day revealed scores
of unsafe structures, including the mu
nicipal house of detention for children. ,
an orphans' home, a convent, an ex- '
elusive social club, a large theatre and '
several hotels.
Charles Schimel, of Chicago, one of i
the injured in tlie tire, to-day filed
suit for $25,000 damages against the
club and the l'oatmen'.s Dank, both I
of which occupied the building. '
Sellitnel's petition charges that lire or- i
dinances were disregarded, in that no
rope or other fire escape was provided
for him.
MILITANTS WILL WIN
Karl dc l.a Wnrr Siijh ItrttiNti \\ omen
Will fil't SulVriiRc.
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. I
New York. .March 13.?The Karl de
l.a Warr, who arrived to-ilay on the i
Mauretania, of the Cunard Dine, says !
the Itrilish women will got suffrage. '
The earl is not in favor of women re- j
ceiving the vote, but he says the niili
tani methods will win their point.
"Here they are, chopping up things, 1
burning homes, slashing famous paint- ;
ings, and there is no way to stop ,
them," declared the earl. "What can
you do with them? It is hard for gen
tlemen to treat with women Avho aro
not ladies. The English are getting
awfully tired of the. tnilitnntH, bur
since there is no law to prevent their
continuing their torch and ax cam
paign, I think that the government
will finally give them the vote in sheer
desperating."
Before returning to Knglaml tlie 1
earl will visit Delaware and look up j
historical traces of his ancestor, after
which tho State was named. 1
LEADERS PREPARE
FOR QUICK BATTLE
ON TOLLS DISPUTE
!
? ? \
Confident That Wilson's,
Plea for Repeal Will !
Be Heeded.
OWEN INTRODUCES
BILL IN SENATE
It Is Similar to Sims Measure
Pending in House, and Will
Put Issue Immediately Be
fore Committee ? Early
Passage by Lower
Branch Expected.
\\ ash inu ton. M.iri li 1Vdinlnistra -
;tion leaders l*i tin- S-natr ami llniiH"
| I '-day :;.-t themselves lor .1 (.11 -?!? atld
I <!? "ij iv.? bajtl' ne^ t we"k over til-; re
: |>?-.. I of t > ? ? lull ? xeni ft?? 1 n li vo of tic
! I':l nam I < *a i.; 1 ? i >: i r! < : i t tint l"f s.
; llr-Iit Wil'iDii'!! for ? \ ; a! .f pol
I' T ? ? interest of tli" gov? rntnent's
I 11 ? ' 1 11 Idli.s would Ik !h i-il. <
'n tli*- Senate, a. t? r informal I'on
i I * l ? i a ? ? i ? I J i < t. i <)' r.'i I i ? ? I . a 11 f i s , , <| i
j talk with lT.-sid. lit WMvn. Siuitv
i ? won, of i >|\ la lii? tn ?. i ii t rodtii.-> d -i r. pea'
Mil ? In11l,ir to il,. Sim:< I.ill p. n.iii,.^ h,
t ll-.ij.-'c in ??rd"i t?. >ia\< 111 i *'i
si- medio I l> placed ? ?ni.ir..-ly be f < m o l
' ,|?nnsitt".' ..n 1: ? . anals. Il
[ al.vo v.:i? il- i'-rmliK-d l" ]i> f? ? ii coosbi
tati >ti of i: . in. -astir* l>' iht? commit
hi order that It m:iy !><? r> ad ? lor
; ction In tli.' soon as il I . 11 - -
posed of in I ho House.
< outers W illi SfiiiitorN.
pi son I a 11 v ? A damson, chairman of
i i li* 11?? i*h> i "otu ini; t ? i? o:i Interstate
! "onim-i.c, s ho is I? n.<ijk Ui? ti.t
| ih- J'l ? sident':- ph a In tin- Iov.. i body
! ?: onf<ir.r| with S< nators dm in:- the (lav,
L'ivuu a-Mining!, that 11.. , . ? ;,i bi'ti
would ho passed l?y a ??oiafortald'; mar
gin by the ? tid of next wok.
,H?naii I'Miicru wore moved to hotrln
vis?i.ro:i.? :iotlon before the Hour.* com
pletes its work. hecans" of i r?-:i Ii7:i -
j lion that, whlh- ultiin.it-- pa^sag- of
;b" I 1" <1 Mfsiircil, 1 her" will b-> a
| hard fiirht in tho Committee or Inf r
"'omir i 'ana 1 s, which has jurisdiction
over tho I.ill. Senator Owen, a ma
jority memh.-r of that romniittoo, took
the initiative, Senator O'Oorman, tho
ci'airrnaii, and some oth.-r Democratic !
ihers being opposed to tli" n p. i;|.
Senator ?>'i iortnaii. who is out of tli"
I city, will return on Alotday to tlnd an
j ltiHii't'-in demand for Inking up the!
I Owen hill, atid also tho compromise i
Mil submitted b\ Senntor Chilton, which
would empower tit" l're.?ltlent to assess '
tolls against American coastwise ships.
W III Support Itrpenl.
Antony tho Pcntoerats on the commit
too Who vot? d for toll exemption and
who have assured tho President that
: 'hoy would support tho repeal are j
Senator Thornton, the ranking mem- i
her, an<l Senator Simmons, of Xorth
Carolina. Senator Chilton also l.s \
counted upon to vote for a flat repeal ,
measure, since the President has de
? lo.red that there must he no com
promise In settling the issue.
Senator Walsh. of Montana, who
fouulit for toll exemption, has declared
himself open to conviction. Republi
can members of the committee also .ire
| divided. in any event, the action of
the committee on the Owen bill Is cer- j
tain to be close.
"So matter what action the commit- '
i tee may take," said Senator Owen to
nipht. "this is a matter that must be
I settled, and there Is no reason for do
l lay. The House had determined upon
a plan, and should there he any do
i lay there, we should be ready to pro
coed in the Senate."
Much discussion prevailed in the
Senate to-day as to the outcome of
the issue, it heinn frenornilv conceded
that tho repeal bill would pass. Claims
that it would bo adopted by a majority
of about fifty were not accepted, how
ever, bv tho conservative leaders, who
predicted that the majority in favor '
of the repeal would not exceed ten.
In his conferenco with the President, i
Senator Owen agreed to do all he could i
to hasten consideration of tho repeal. ,
Trade ComniiiiNlon mil.
Washington. March in.? Deliberation '
on puzzling features of the proposed !
interstate trade commission bill to- j
day occupied the Senate subcommittee
on Interstate Commerce for several i
hours. Tin; committee did not com- !
pleto its work, and probably will not ?
be ready to report to the full commit- I
tee until some time next week. The
House measure on tho same subject
still is being considered by the Attor
uey-Oeneral. but it probably will bo
before the Interstate Commerce Com
mittee early next week. The commit
tee is expected to report it to the ,
House, so that discussion of trust |
legislation soon may begin.
It is the hope of committees of both '
houses to get the trade commission j
measure on the way as soon as possi
ble. it being the keystone of the. admin
istration's antitrust legislative pro
gram. oUier features of proposed trust '
regulation still are unsettled, and will
not be centralized for many weeks.
KIIIn Woman nnil Knrin Ottii I.ire.
Macon, Oa? Marcn 13.? fl. C. Kagan I
a railroad tlaginan, this afternoon shot '
and killed Mrs. William lialley. a j
hoarding-house proprietor, hero, "and ?
then killed himself. Ko cause for tho i
shootinx is known. It occurred at Mrs
llailey's house, where I-'anan had a
room. There were no witnesses.
f *X
Spring Opening
Noxt weok will mark fho
brilliant unit<Ml .spring opening;
by tho merchants of Kichinnmi.
Thousands will lie attracted
to the stores and shops by
splendid window displays and
many out-of-town people will
take advantage of the K'da
week to visit, the city.
A merchant must not. only
have the right kind of goods,
lint he must, advertise them in
the right kind of way, in order
to sell.
The Times-Dispatch offers
the best means ol' reaching
those who buy.
Monroe I
% J>\
WOMAN'S COLLEGE ;
BILL IS DEFEATED
IN LEGISLATURE
House Kills Measure;
After It Had Been |
Passed by Senate.
WHITE BITTERLY
ATTACKS LOBBY
Declares That There Has Been
Nothing to Equal It at Pres
ent Session?Vote Stood 47 to
41, and Motion to Recon
sider Is Rejected, So
Fight Is Over.
I:V rt voto ..f 17 to 11. the H..UV- ?>f
Dcleuati?- l:iniulii i ejected Hi. lii11
? ill thori'/imr Ilic i M: "f Ji >'?>
? ?riilli.it'' eolb '"i" women, to ?>!???
f.ii'il in con ju ni'i ion *.? ? 111? tli" i'niv.-r-j
sit;, of Virginia, inoiiyh so buMted :is
t<> ;ttiv form of .lOedliea t ion. i
Til. I.ill I,;i.I pass.o til.' S'-tiat??. -.vh?-re '
It was two ?? a. 'j im". ;ind
tip'il til*- llnal roll 11 both sbh ?j wei"
iti ? I oil l>v :i' to tin- attitude ?>f tin1
House. I' has !???? ii ;iii is-sin- Minf 111?
lir-i ?1 > ?.f the session. :iml has 1??1 ? ? 11
both warmly ? 1 f t;?1 ?.??I and 1 ? 111 ? r 1 > .i I -
til '? I; ? -I.
White l.einl* Mtiii'l..
Thi' lii'.il < i ? -1 >;i t ?? v:i? s*l*s? r|? t" ~n 'i"
us i.-il I*"The vigorous itt::rk of
llnuh A W i s i t ? r i<ii tin- Kill was* one ?
tli<- most ve'ieme ii t pieces of <1 ? ? I ?;i t ? - lit i
this session, and w is Known to have iit
li in need several doubtful vnt"???? His
descript iott of tli" S J.ooii children of j
school iue ill Vtruinia who mti 11? ? 11li?? r
ii-.-.(I nor write oii'l ul.u 11:? \ ?- pi' iuli'il
fnr an increase in the funds for the |
? 'omitioti schi>oh . and of tin- ';flP"i-l to
"toj< off" lii" school system of tin- State
with a college f?r t?j?? higher education i
of women it the expense of the ellII ? J
dren of the State, had its effect. on '
I louse and gallery. j
The vot?> was talcn amid silence.
When the result was iintiminrnl thero ?
wa? prolonged applause, in whleli .some ?
women in the ifaileries Joined.
Alumni of the I niversity of Virginia
who have opposed the hill were openl> ?
jubilant, nml those who have, worked,
in .season i<n<l out of season for its ,
adoption silently accepted defeat.
\ilviK?ntei inn) OnpiinriON.
Mr. Houston, of Hampton, opened the
debate for the co-ordinate college with :
h Ki-*c<'fiil How of rhetorie, which few
members of the House rati cciuai. Col
i onel l.eody opened in more rough-ntul
| ready stylo for the opposition, char
j acterizlnr it its an effort not to pro- !
[vide for the eduention of the people.]
hut a mo\ ? tnent conceived In marhle '
halls io provide a class sehool for the'
ehlldren i>f the rleh. He predicted that ,
while the present hill earried no ap
propriation, the time would not he long j
before the institution would bo de
manding $-00."00 a year. Mr. hove, as!
chairman of the House Committee on j
Schools and < 'olleges. spoke for the hill. :
and Mr. Johnson, of Scott County,
attains! it. Mr. Cordon, of l.ouisa, who
has he en the watchdog of the treasury,
anil who opposed anything that, looked
to increased appropriations, made this
the exception, and favored the creation
of the collet;e. Mr. < iorilon, of Pulaski,
opposed the bill, and Messrs. I'itts, of
Albemarle, and Kiehl, of Madison, spoke
in its favor.
Mr. Dunn, of Henrico, said that he i
had come to this session unalterably j
opposed to the measure, but the pre- |
sentation before the Committee on
Schools and Colleges, of which he Is a j
member, hail convinced him that It was j
the right thing to do. He read statis- i
tics to show how much the State was |
doing for the higher ??dueation of men. j
and how little for women. Mr. Ilurri- i
son opposed anything that opened the i
way for coeducation, and Mr. Willis ?
spoke brietly for the hill.
Call* It fireatent l.nblty.
Mr. White closed the argument for |
the opposition. With SI,000 children !
of school age in the State, who can I
neither read nor write, the creation I
of additional Institutions for higher 1
learning seemed to him little short of j
robbery.
"I have never seen such a lobby as
has been brought here," said Mr.
White. "Rven the street railway coin
pany of Charlottesville, which hopes
to haul the young women to the men's :
college to ciasses, ami the young men !
to the woman's college to classes, lias j
been here favoring this bill. livery i
power that money could get has been I
brought to bear on the Virginia I.egis- 1
lature to pass this bill There has been I
money for telegrams and long distance
telephones, for printing, for the tnaiti
tenari >f men and women here for
lobbying?there has even been politi
cal pressure brought to bear front
Washington. The advocates of this
measure have had every possible ad
vantage; have used every possible ar
gument. Who is there here to plead
the cause of the nagged Mountain
children of this State, who have neither
the money for the commonest schools,
nor the money for telegrams and let
ters and expensive printing and nil the
forms of lobbying that have been re
sorted to?
"And what is it all for'.' They tell
us it is to create the 'topping off >f
our educational system.' And that
topping off is to bo accomplished by
further submerging the already sub
merged portion at the bottom of that
system. We are asked to build a col
lege for women at the expense of the
girls ami boys of the country districts
of Virginia."
Mr. Meotze spoke briefly, and Mr.
Oliver, a member of the board of vis
itors. closed the debate for the advo
cates of the bill.
Unit Tliey Voted.
The vote was taken first on the
amendments, all of which wero reject
ed, and the roll was called on the bill
sis It came from the Senate. H was
rejected. 17 to 11. as follows:
Ayes?Raker, Barley, lilrrell, Hrown.
Chapman. Clement, Comtnlns, Cousins,
Podson, Duke Kiehl, Grimly, Gregory.
Gordon, Gunn, Harris, llohson, Hous
ton, Hughes, Mticoln, l?ovo, Meetzo,
Milstead, Montague, Noland, Oliver,
l'age, I'itts. Price, Hew, Krancis W.
Smith, Harry B. Smith, Spatig, Siearnes,
Steek, Stephenson, Stubbs, Taylor,
Walton, Willis, Speaker ("ox?il.
Noes?Hon I fruit, llranscomb. Hi ewer
Cawthorn, ''halkley, Crockett, r.>n 1 ton
(Contiiiucu On Seventh 1'yye.)
IDLE BASK IN SUNSHINE
J
Arinr of I'lirmploycil Knjoys Iilfe ,
\\ hlle Antliorltle* IIInvurn Problem.
?Sitcramvnlo, Cal., March 13.?While
?h? Sacramento nntl Yolo County mi- !
thorltles arKUC'l to-ila> uvur their ills-|
position, tneinliorH of the army of the I
unemployed tlmt started from San
Franelxco for Washington baRkfd iti
tins sunshine, fished front the Yolo
levee, ami enjoyed an abundance of
food, supplied by the labor unions of
Sacramen to..
Tin; Sacramonto Citizens' Committee
withdrew Its verbal offer to furnish
transportation for a distance of fifty
miles to members of the army, and the
Sacramento district attorney vetoed |
any m?v? toward assisting in the af- j
fairs of another county. 'I hese actions '
left Volo County without the money or |
men to enforce its ultimatum, delivered
last night, that the unemployed must
In: moveii before nightfall.
Sheriff Monroe, of Volo. Induced lead- !
ers of tarmy to consent to move
eastward In units of llfty or less, be
tween now and Monday, if Sacramento i
would i:ive safe conduct through its
territory . Sacramento consented. pro-j
v ided Placer and Nevada Counties. to,
the east, would an fee. Word was re- 1
? ?eived, however, that t ho sheriffs of
these two counties were arming depu
ties, and that i Jovrnor Oddie, of N'e- i
vada, was preparing to prevent the
:?111 * > leaving on railroad cars within
that State.
Another suggestion considered to
nliiiil w11s that own-'ts of (Jit> .land on
"vv i ?: ? ? 11 the artiiv is cjiim III p'-d demand
its eviction bv the Volo sheriff, who
v. otibl he niialije t<> comply, and then
would call on ? loviinor Johnson for
troops Tiie army apparently enjoyed
tin- situation to-night.
Sacramento officials took the attitude
that If Volo wished In get rid of the
.ii iiiv , that was Yolo's affair: w hilo
Volo leaders doc|?ted that if Sacra
? lento was satisfied thi') vvete, as it
Was lostlng S.'n rancnto i'mp ii *2,000
>'ay to guard the hriilu" leading to
the eastward.
RECEIVER FOR INTER-OCEAN
Herman II. KuliNmit 1 ppoliiteil in
< linrci' of I iiiciiuo Vrnipniirr.
< I'ic.i j.-o. Ill . v I a re! i 1:: Herman H.
I\" o|i Isi ;? I. |. . Mih-iil of the ? utri'-l ?ceatt
N? w spa per I'oiupai*. to-da* was ap
pointed receiver for the Inter-Ocean by
<;> orue \. <'arp< n?'.r, Federal judge.
' 'la pro.'... I s I: vr.-- were started by
the f.aKe Superior Paper Company,
v. Iiic'i ali< veil that heciitlsc of ( oiilllct
ng i laiiiis. a ivci'ivcr was necessary
coiiseri ? tlo; property and preserve
'is will as a going coiiccrn.
Shortly after the appointment of Mr.
KohNaat n bill was tib-?i in the State
?our is l>v the < YntraI Trust Company
asking thai :? receiver he appointed.
To-day's activities t'ollnwcd the tiling
of a suit yesterday hv i Jeorge Wheeler
llinman, of Marietta, ? former owner
of the paper, against Mr. Kohlsaat for
recovery of an alleged mi|iaid balance
of $!'?:,it.c on a note for *i7r,r.()f? given
iiv Mr. Kohlsaat In part payment, for
t J i e paper.
Mr. Kohlsaat said the paper would
continue to be published.
Mr Kohlsaat said the application for
i receiver was a result of complica
tions growing out of litigation regard
ing the revaluation of the lease of the
ground occupied by the publication.
The Central Trust Company Is trustee
for fhe bonds of the newspaper com
pany. it ml it asked it receiver to pro
tect the interests of the bondholders.
No action was taken on this applica
tion.
IRVINE AGAINST DELAY
Irges President to VlnUr Vlrnlnln V p
lioiiitmcntis it* Soon nn Posnlblr.
I Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Washington. March 13.? It w?s
learned to-day that II. Tate Irvine, of
iiig Stone i lap, Yu., prospective notni
noc for Congress at the district con
vention to lie held at Bristol, on March
I s, called at the While House yesterday
and discussed Virginia patronage with
President Wilson.
lie is understood to have urged
President Wilson to make the ldg ap
pointments in the State with as little
delay as possible, in order to promote
party harmony and to benefit the
Democrats in their effort to win back
the Ninth District. It is believed that
Irvine urged President Wilson to allow
Senators Martin and Swanson to ap
point the presidential postmasters in
Ute Ninth District, as it would greatly
benefit him in his campaign if he se
cures the nomination.
Mr. Irvine was in Washington pri
marily to represent tho coal producers
of Southwest Virginia at the hearing
on coal rates before the Interstate i
Commerce Commission yesterdav.
<i. 11. M.
NO NAUGHTY CHILDREN
So-< ailed Itndnrns Simply System of
Physical Ailing. I
[Special to The Times-Dispatch.] j
Washington, March 13.?There arc!
no naughty children nowadays, accord
ing to I >r. MaNiinillian 1< Jrozatnann, I
the famous children'*! specialist, who i
doc la red to-day that tho no-called]
naughtiness of children was simply a j
symptom of physical ailing.
Dr. Hrozsmann divides school chll- j
dren Into three classes?normal, sub- '
normal and abnormal. Ho says the
subnormal and abnormal classes com- i
prise about 'JO per cent of the average j
school population.
From Investigations conducted by tho |
doctor, tho following statistics were]
obtained:
Fifty to 75 per "cent of children suf- i
fer from decayed teeth.
Thirty per cent from nasal obstruc- I
tion.
Twenty-six per cent from eye strain. !
Twelve per cent front some deform
ity.
Four per cent from defective hearing, j
Two and one-half per cent from !
tuberculosis.
CHARLESTON SITE CHOSEN !
l.ocntlon for \erf t.lglit liouso Service
Depot for Mouth Atlantic (oust.
Washington, March 13.?The new |
lighthouse service depot for the South [
Atlantic Coast will be located at i
Charleston, on a site on the mainland !
known at Chisholm's Mill Landing.
Secretary Itedlield to-day selected i
the Charleston site and thus ended a j
contest which has raged for months j
among Charleston. Wilmington. Savati- I
nab, I'.runswlck, Fcrnandina and Jack
sonville. Congress lias appropriated
J1 Jti.OOO for the depot, which will be j
the supply station f-.?r lighthouse In- j
spection district No. 6.
ICxtenslve hearings on the advan
tages of the competing cities wore held
several weeks ago. The depot for tin
district was formerly located at
Charleston, but not on tiie mainland, '
and was destroyed in a gale. The new :
location is a safet one, ullielals say.
MARSHALL ESCAPES CANING j
Checks Plan* to (Jive Hint Present on
Sixtieth lllrtlnlny Tn-I>ny.
I Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
Washington, March 13.?Vice-Presi
dent Marshall has succeeded in check
ing a plan to give him a cane on his
sixtieth birthday to-morrow. Senator
Marline, of New Jersey, thought it'
would he a tine thing to give the Vice- J
President a present of a rosewood j
cane, with gold finishings, and collected 1
$1 contributions from seventy-fivo Sen-'
ators. Mr. Marshall heard of the plan
to-day and had it called off.
WILSON TO WEAR SHAMROCK
President lleerlvew llox of Irish Trlfolls
Front John Hcdmonit.
I Special to The Times-Dispatch.}
Washington, March 13.- President
Wilson will wear the green on St.]
Patrick's Dav, ami the shamrocks lti j
his buttonhole will be from the "oulrl I
soil." This morning'* mail brought him
a box of Irish trlfolls from John Ued
tiiotid, the great Irish lender. The box
also contained some Irish moss. Mr.
Kedmond hits been sending shamrocks
t<? Presidents for mar.y vears. Presi
dent Wilson sent his neurty thanks ut
ouco to Ihu donor.
SLASHED AND COT
Primary and Fee Bills
Quickly Passed and
Game Bill Killed.
LEGISLATURE ENDS
SESSION TO-DAY
Appropriation Bill Adopted by
Both Branches Reduced So
That Expenditures Will Not
Exceed Income?Remarkable
Scenes in Lower Branch
at Morning Hour.
Tho defeat of the game and co-oi
? limit" college bills, with the final pas
saRO of tli?> primary bill, tin- foe reform
til 11. the Cinlt: revision IjHI ami the '-en -
! era 1 appropriation bill, made yester
day a field ?!??>- in the House of Dele
gates. The oldest members could not
] recall its equal for important and far
trcaehlnp lcglitlatlon passed on in a
(single day. i'ti'ier resolutions offered
by Speaker ct>x yesterday morning. ;<
{definite prot;rant was adopted, with
fixed hours f'>r taking the filial vote on
j half a dozen of 111?? most Important Is
| miep before this session, and the pro
igram was carried out to the letter,
t clearing the calendar of the matters
! most in dispute and opening the ?;iv
for a final adjournment of tiie General
! Assembly this afternoon or to-night.
This Is Wtiof The) 1XI<I.
The following measures wore ills
; posed of:
Tl?e Hounc dcfi-nfril ttir U liitr-llnrl
.(Cnnie >>111 by n %nle of 17 to 4.%. the hill
rerjulrliiK ."VI in Irs.
I Tin* Hou.se defeated Ihe hill for n ?'??
ordinate college for uonioit nt Ihe 1'nl
I veralty "of Virginia hy a vote of 17
to II.
The House passed l?j a unanimous
vote the priiiiitry bill us adopted l>y Ihe
' Srnntr,
| The House passed the firs I fee reform
j I>111 ever adopted t(j (lie VlrKlnln l.eic
' i.slitlurc, with an nine ml men! exempting'
llleliniotid olliee-holdei s for thvlr pres
' ent terms.
J llotli limiU'N adopted Ihe conference
report on the i^rnrrnl a p propria Hon
hill, which had liecu pruned In con
| fcrence to come vtitliiu (he innilmiini
limits laid down hy (he (iuvcrnor.
The Senate pusneil flic lirunty-DuUc
1 hill nhoilNliliiK the separate hoards of
trustees for (he four Slate normal
schools and crrntlni; a new hoard ol'
twelve members lo direct and control
all four schools Jointly.
The Mouse adopted a Senate hill pro
I viilinK for the rc\l?lou of the 4'ode of
i \ Iriclnln hy three revisers, to he ap
pointed hy the fJovcrnnr front n list
of ten chosen !?>? the Supreme l uiirl.
The House passed (he hill creallntc
.the olllcc of Slate l-'orester.
The House passed (lie hill placing
j heat, HkIiI, power and telephone com
panies under (lie State Corporation
1 < omniisslou.
I.onj; Slep I'orward.
j Tho primary hill, while not. ;u? com -
j plete as desired by Governor Stuart in
j his message, and not in Ihe form pro
I posed by the House Committed on I'rlv
1 llepes and KleeUons, is nevertheless
regarded as a long step in advance, ir
provides for appointment of eleetiot.
j oillcers by the electoral boards, for ap
I peals to be heard in tho courts, and
tll.llrnu ?*? -
,(i,j nil
makes the penalties for fraud !n gen
erul elections apply to fraud in pri
maries. Provision for presidential prel'
i>r?i<ll?l ' "
- i'i c.iuieo
erep.tial primaries Is optional.
The fee reform hill la regarded as t
compromise measure, and was opposed
only by those who considered that it
did not go far enough. It proposes a
graduated scale of fees ranging down
?vard from $7,500 as a maximum al
lowance for City Treasurer James I',
i'nec. of Hiehmntid. to a maximum of
$4,t?00 In small towns arid counties.
Tin-re arc many exemptions in the hill,
and it is stated that hut few fee otllcers
will he actually affected by it pro
visions. The actual meat of the bill lie:*
in tin." clause requiring officers to
make a complete report (if all fees, sal
aries and allowances accruing from
their ofllces, thus giving the public defi
nite information on this much debated
subject, and a basis for constructive
and Intelliirent legislation in the future.
fill (till Pension Increase.
The work of the conference commit
tee on the appropriation bill was sim
plified l?y the announcement that tho
Semite would not considi i' the wi le
iipen Confederate pension bill pass. .I l.y
the House, which, it was stated, would
have entailed on the State an annual
charge of from $Si)0,0t>0 to $000,000.
with no way of telling in advance what
demands would be made as a result of
now classifications and the throwing
down of bars to widows who married
Confederate veterans stnee the var
The appropriation bill as finally
adopted carries $510,000 per annum for
pensions, with a straight Increase of
20 per cent in the allowance to pen
sioners 'isted on tiie rolls under the
act of lf? 12.
Kor public schools the appropriation
bill carries $."'SO.OOO as a compromise
between the Senate provision of $515,
inHi and the Mouse bill, carrying $600,
000. The whole appropriation bill car
ries $11,152,101.21} for two years, or
$4 7,id's.7' within the maximum limit
of $11,200,000 latii down b\ Governor
Stuart as the utmost amount thai
could secure executive approval.
Klrst Denounced ns line.
Speaker Cox was warmly congra'.u*
lated last jiighi on the remarkable re
sults achieved under his resolution,
which was at first denounced a a gau'
rule, but which members later saw
was the only metho-1 of securing a
vote on many of the measures which
have been under* discussion for tho
past sixty nays.
The General Assembly of 1 ">l 1 will
reach a final adjournment some time
to-day, though thei v will be a con
structive session for the next six days,
at which no bills will be passed, but
which merely eomplli.s with the law
in regard to sijjninar bills in the pres
ence of the -House. Members will
scatter to their homes to-morrow, and
there will no' be ji corporal's guard
next week ;o witneo^ the formal isi&k*

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