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Atlanta Vendors of Food
Offer to Assist the Public
In Lowering of Prices
WASHINGTON, July 30. (By United Press.) The War
Department today was confronted with the problem of build
ing up an organization to place a hundred and twenty-four
million dollars' worth of canned meats and vegetables on the
market direct to the consumer, as directed by House resolution
adopted late yesterday. This will be done as speedily as pos
. sible, it was announced.
Chicago Black Belt Calm This Morning;
1,400 Additional Militiamen Expected
Today; No Blacks Seen Down Town
CHICAGO, July 30. (By United Press.) Fourteen hun
i dred additional militiamen were expected to reach Chicago
td day to reinforce state troops mobilized here to be used in
event a renewal of race riots that have resulted in the death
of twenty-five persons and a hundred others injured. The sit
: uation had improved and the "black belt" was calm this morn
. ing, after another night of sporadic rioting. Occasional out
breaks occurred during the early morning hours, and shots
were exchanged between blacks and whites at intervals
throughout the night. The negroes generally kept in their
houses this morning. No blacks were seen down town. An
' increased police force patroled the negro section, and officials
believe the use of troops will be unnecessary, but are preparing
for any eventuality. The grand jury will investigate the riots
next week, States Attorney Hoyne stated today. Vigorous
prosecution will be instituted, he said,
Engineer Killed in Wreck On
Philadelphia & Reading Railway
PHILADELPHIA, July 30. (By United Press.) Engi
neer William L. Lervy was killed and an unidentified fireman
pinned beneath the engine when a Philadelphia and Reading
passenger train was wrecked near Norristown today. It is still
unknown whether the fireman is dead. Several passengers
were injured. ,
Search Africa
With a Camera
NEW YORK, July 80. (United
Press.) What is probably the most
unique expedition of jts kind was due
to' land at Cape Town, South Africa,
today, from which point it will pene
trate the jungles of the dark conti
nent This expedition is the first to go on
a similar errand since the beginning
of the world war. The erpedition is
larger than that headed by the late
Col. Theodore Roosevelt and many
members of the present party were
with the deceased ey-president. A
jfull; cinematograph equipment was
.taken on the expedition and photo
graphic records will be made of all
discoveries and will be brought back
to America for portrayal in an edu
cational campaign which is to be in
stituted by the government
The director of the expedition is
Edmund Heller, of Washington, D. C.
Heller is a famous scientist connected
with the Smithsonian Institution and
is an experienced explorer, having
been with Roosevelt on the latter's
1912 expedition into Africa. Heller
was also with Paul Rainey when that
explorer delved into East Africa. The
Smithsonian Institution chose Henry
C. Raven as field naturalist of the ex
pedition. Raven spent many years
in the jungle without seeing the fnce
of another white man. The botanist
of the expedition is Homer L. Shantz,
of Washington, D. C. Shantz was
selected by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.
For the first time In scientific his
tory, the motion picture will play an
important part in the exploration of
Africa. Motion pictures of known
and heretofore unknown forms of ani
mal, insect and reptile life, of races
and tribes will be brought to America.
Cupid Breaks Into
Knox County Jail
KNOXVILLE, July 30. Score ai
other victory for Cupid !
This time he broke into jail.
Howard McDaniel is the bride
groom; Maud Gibbs is the bride.
The wedding ceremony was per
formed at the county jail Tuesday
afternoon. Only a few friends of the
couple and attaches of the bastile
were present
Maryland After
Food Profiteers
Cambridge, Md., July 27. Gov.
Harrington announced today that he
will call on Attorney General Richie
to inform him what legal steps he can
take to determine by investigation re
sponsibility for the high cost of liv
ing, and with the information in hand
how far he can proceed with crim
inal prosecution.
The Governor says he has long had
those measures in mind, but has de
layed action, expecting Congress
would authorize Federal prosecutions.
Now tired of waiting and spurred on
by the vigorous action taken by Gov.
Cox of Ohio, he has decided to take
the bull by the horns.
When the investigation stage is
reached the Governor will call to his
aid the machinery of the Public Serv
ice and Conservation Commissions and
State Agricultural Board. The inves
tigation is not designed to be statisti
cal, but with a view of finding out the
names of the criminals, and proceed
ing against them. Gov. Harrington
recognizes that the causes of high
prices are not wholly local ; that profi
teers outside the state are more re
sponsible than those at home, but the
belief is general that evidence can be
produced that local cold storage ware
houses, commission merchants and the
last handler of the farmers' products,
the hucksters, the green grocer and
the market dealer are responsible in
large part for high prices.'
Railroads and steamboats under the
inefficient management by the Fed
eral Government have also their
share of responsibility.
Suicides By
Laying On Rails
ANNISTON, Ala., July 30. With
the head and feet severed, the body of
Will Craft, Anniston restaurant pro
prietor, was found early today beside
the Southern railway track near this
Police state Craft evidently laid
down on the track and allowed a
train to run over him. Financial trou
ble and worry over two sons who went
overseas and who have not been heard
from are supposed to have caused the
Runaway Car
Plunges Over
End of Viaduct
KNOXVILLE, July 30. Rushing
down the grade from Commerce ave
nue out of control and despite the
heroic efforts of the motorman to
check it at 8:10 o'clock last night
Sixth avenue car No. 60 jumped the
switch at the foot of the grade, climb
ed the abutment of the old Gay street
viaduct and plunged over, carrying
twenty-one passengers with it for a
fall of 15 feet, resulting in the serious
injury of seven of the occupants and
slight injuries to six others.
Witnesses state that the motorman
applied the brakes in an effort to
check the speed of the car for the
curve at the intersection of Jackson
avenue, but the rain, which was fall- j
ing at the time, caused the wheels to I
skid and the car to gain momentum.
It was checked for an instant how
ever, at the top of the abutment after
the front wheels of the car was hang
ing over the edge, but one of the
rails gave way, causing it to plunge
Of the seven injured in hospitals,
four are said to be seriously, if not
dangerously hurt Six others are
known to have been injured, but were
able to be taken to their homes.
Wilson Presents
Pact With France
To the Senate
WASHINGTON, July 30. The
special treaty with France, promising
immediate American aid to that re
public in repelling any unprovoked at
tack by Germany was sent to' the sen
ate today by President Wilson.
In his message urging ratification,
the president declared the promise a
temporary supplement" to the treaty
with Germany and the league of na
tions covenant, designed to give
France protection in an emergency,
"without awaiting the advice of the
league to act." He pointed out that
a similar promise had been made by
Great Britain and said that by thej
obligation the United States but par
tially discharged a debt to France
which "nothing can pay" in full.
The senate, where the president's
failure to submit the treaty sooner
has been under repeated fire from re
publican members, received the mes
sage in open session and referred the
treaty without discussion to the For
eign Relations Committee.
There was no reference in the mes
sage to the senate criticism, which
was based on a clause of the treaty
requiring that it be "submitted to the
senate of the United States at the
same time as the treaty of Versailles,"
presented by the president on July
10. The message did refer to this
clause, however, saying that it was
provided that the two treaties "be the
subject of consideration at the same
time," and adding that as opportunity
now had been offered to examine the
Versailles treaty, it was opportune to
present the other.
Race for $15,000 Cup
GOODWOOD, ENG., July 30.
(By United Press.) The Steward's
Cup, a handicap six furlongs sprint,
for a handsome gold trophy and a
purse of $15,000, was the principal
event in today's racing, the race at
tracting a large and smart field. There
was again a huge attendance, includ
ing King George and Queen Mary.
Mt. Carmel base ball team defeat
ed Warrensburg Saturday, 7 to 0.
Fair only allowed three hits with
thirteen strikeouts to his credit.
Jeffries caught a great game.
Batteries Mt. Carmel Fair and
Jeffries; Warrensburg, Ayers and
The Mt. Caimel team will play the
Pressmen's Home team at Pressmen's
Home, August 2nd, 1919.
Before you consider your inclina
tions have a heart-to-heart talk with
your pocket-book.
Germany Seeking
Russian Outlet
United Press Staff Correspondent)
BERLIN. (By Mail.) Germnny
just now is striving hard to revive the
slogan, "Business as usual," which
plagued several nations during the
war until they learned that the as
mual" didn't fit with war.
With Germany at present, it h a
struggle between many conflicting
elements not the least of which are
decreased raw materials, rolling
stock, markets and an impaired la
bor sunnlv due to war conditions,
lowered food, and industrial unrest.
But while the government has been M- w. Madden, wno nas Deen nere
wrestling with Spa'rtaeus. and near- for the past week advertising a patent
Spartacus troubles.! with strikes; po-' medicine, died suddenly in his bed
litical agitation ; new constitutions and ; a Lee Hotel at two-thirty this
so on, German business men have ' morning. For many years he has suf
been casting about to get back toured from a weak heart and it is
work and trade. believed by Mrs. Madden that this
The first concrete evidence of this! attack was brought on by the worry
has just come to light with the report' whch has attended their week's stay
that a business men's commission has j the city. On last Wednesday night
been making a three week's investi-j after the nightly lecture and show
gation in Russia with a view to find-1 was over and the performers and audi
ing an outlet for German product j ence departed, some one fired a stick
in that war-wearied land. j0' dynamite on the wooden platform
While much of Russia is in chaos, j on Madden gave his show. Ow-
the business men were reported to j ing to the placing of it, however, noth
feel that there is a favorable outlook but 8 droP c"tain was damaged.
for them in that country. After this attack, he was granted spe-
Germany has considerable machin- "ial police protection but in spite of
ery which she can' export. One big Precautions, another stick of dyna
electrical supply hbuse, according to mite was placed on the platform early
infnrmntinn hna miffiriont nroflnrts .
on hand for nearly a year to come.
In this veld, Germany has been going
onward, and will soon be in the market
to do business with other nations. Be
fore the war, she could export many
articles to foreign markets and un
dersell home" products. This probably
will be rather more, difficult hereafter,
because of limitation of coal and raw
materials, and a constantly increasing
cost of labor due to constantly re
curring strikes and a constant growth
of the socialization process.
One factor overlooked in general
discussions of German business pros
pects is her supply of potash. This
supply is unaffected by the peace
treaty; and the Vorld is clamoring
for this for fertiliser purposes. And
Germany can get -this product out at
only slightly increased cost over her
previous price, while, at the same
time, she can demand more marks
for it than before in view of the
lowered value of the mark. In this
way, she stands to gain considerably
from this one source alone.
This business should prove vast
again within a short time, thus en
abling the country to obtain credits
for materials from foreign countries.
German business forsees that it will
be under a vast load for a long period
of years, due to war debts and in
demnity taxes. But the average Ger
man business man is prepared to go
at his task anew if he can get a stable
market and a prospect of profiting
later on.
Socialization, however, may upset
many of their plans, for there can be
no question that there is a constantly
increasing trend toward socialization
of many lines of business. Until the
times comes, however, in which busi
ness is a state affair, the German
I business man intends to go after
fresh trade, as evidenced by this fresh
ly completed Russian probe. Germany
believes that it can reach out to the
east for business, and this move
shows that there is where the trend
is first going to be.
It was reported that Russia could
undoubtedly give some agricultural
products, particularly eastern Russian
cotton, in return for manufactured
goods. This, however, will probably
depend largely on transportation fa
cilities wheh at present appear to be
in bad shape.
Seven Children
and Mother
Meet Death
NELSONVILLE, Ohio, July 30.-
Several hours before authorities were
to remove them to the Athens county
home today, seven children, ranging
in age from six weeks to ten years,
were found with .their mother, Mrs.
Tony Mravisar, burned to death or
asphyxiated in their home at Kim
be rly, a small mining town near here.
The children were tied to their beds
and coal oil had been sprinkled over
the room.
It is supposed that worry over the
separation caused the mother to de
stroy herself and the children.
An optimist is a fellow who can say,
no matter where he is kicked off.
"This is my station."
Government to Place
Vegetables and Canned
Meats On Retail Market
Dynamite Damages
Dies Later
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., July 30.
Sunday morning, wnicn demolished
half the platform. Fearing for his
personal safety the pofce armed Mad
den on Monday. Last night the hotel
was aroused by cries of pain, and be
fore a doctor could be summoned the
man was dead. Madden is survived
by Mrs. Madden and a son who lives
in Birmingham. There is a reward
out for the perpretrators of the dy
namiting and the police are working
upon clues which may lead to the
convicition of the parties involved.
Bravest Soldier
Is American On
Dvina, Says Briton
LONDON, July 30. Rita Gould,
the American singing comedienne who
passed two years with the American
army in France, has arrived in Lon
don to appear at a "command" per
formance before the king and queen.
She says:
"Col. Josselyn, of the British army
in Russia, told me the bravest soldier
in the world was an American cor
ppral who went out with nine men
on the Dvina front. The corporal
returned holding his eye in his hand.
" 'Go to the hospital quick,' said
the colonel. The corporal replied,
'Not until I have made my report.'
The boy sat down and made his re
port, then went to the hospital with
his left eye gone, shot out by the bol
shevists." Highway Dept. Is
Given Power to
Change Roads
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., July 30.
Chancellor Hal H. Haynes handed
down an opinion at Jonesboro Monday
in the case of State Highway Depart
ment vs. Wm. Mitchell at Jonesboro,
which gives the Highway Department
practically unlimited powers to change
roads in this county in any way to
conform to its purpose, which will
serve as a precedent all over the state.
According to the Acts of 1917, Sec
tion 36, the State Highway Depart
ment is authorized to change roads
to conform to Federal statutes to se
cure Federal aid, and therefore the
Highway Department has the right to
continue with the condemnation pro
ceedings which have been instituted
where private citizens have been un
willing to sacrifice something of their
own property for the good of the com
Mr. James Everhart, a?cd 75 years,
died at his home four miles west of
Bailevton, Tuesday afternoon at 4
o'clock, after an illness that had kept
him confined to his home for several
months. Mr. Everhart was one of the
best known citizens of the Romeo
community. He was a prosperous
farmer, loved and respected by every
one. He is survived by his widow
and several children, who have the
sincere sympathy of our people. In
terment will take place this (Wednes
day) afternoon at 3 o'clock at Price's
ATLANTA, July 30. (By United Press.) Declaring
prices of food beyond all reason and unwarranted, Atlanta Re
tail Grocers' and Butchers' Association today prof erred the
services of the association to Mayor Key to assist in lowering
the cost of living. It is expected the mayor will go before spe
cial legislative committee with the association's offer and de
mand immediate action by the legislature to stop alleged profi
teering. Joint resolutions providing investigation into high
prices are now pending in the legislature. The resolutions
j would empower a special committee to summon witnesses and
hold session whenever arid wherever it pleases with a view to
determining the cause of , high prices.
President Wilson Says
Reservations to
Will Result
WASHINGTON, July 30. (By United Press.) American
reservations to the peace treaty will result in much delay and
embarrassment before provisions of settlement and the League
of Nations becomes operative, is the belief of President Wilson
Today a senator who conferred with him declared this was
Wilson's attitude. From other
president believes reservations
treaty to Germany.
If Senate Fails to Ratify French
Defense Treaty, Militarists in
France Will Set Up General Staff
To Direct Military Operation
WASHINGTON, July 30. (By United Press.) Should
the Senate fail to ratify the French defensive treaty French
militarists will insist that the League of Nations set up a Gen
eral Staff to direct its military operations and create an inter
national army force, opposition senators said today. These
senators asserted their belief was based on information received
from Paris. Even with the special treaty, they said, their ad
vices showed that strong opinion in, France that the league be
strengthened by giving it armed force to sustain its decrees.
President Wilson today resumed conferences with republican
senators. Senators Lenroot, of Wisconsin; Dillingham, Ver
mont; Harding, Ohio, and Fernald, Maine called to see him.
King and Queen of Belgium
to Visit America in September;
May Tour the Country
WASHINGTON, July 30. (By United Press.) King
Albert and Queen Elizabeth of Belgium will visit America in
September, i twas learned today. They will be the guesta of
the president in Washington
The king and queen are also
was said-
Total of 26 Deaths Reported ?
Today in Chicago Race War
Many Are Held Under Arrest
CHICAGO, July 30. (By United Press.) Twenty-six
deaths were recorded today in Chicago's race war. Berger
Odman (white) succumbed to injuries received Monday night.
Eighty-five negroes and seventeen whites are held under arrest
today charged with participation in riots- Many may face
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Our One Dollar Trial Offer Read It
We are going to accept subscriptions to The Daily
Sun until January 1, 1920, at One Dollar. This is be
ing done to induce more Greene county people to give
The Daily Sun a try-out, believing that they will con
tinue with us regularly after they have read the paper
for this length of time. This offer is good by mail and
in Greene county only.
You can render us quite a favor by telling your
neighbor about the offer. The earlier you send in your
subscription the longer you will get the paper, as your
subscription will be entered just as soon as it is received
Old subscribers can have their subscriptions ex
tended under this offer.
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Peace Treaty !
in Much Delay
and Embarrassment
sources, it was learned, the :
would necessitate resuming a
after he has completed his trip.
planning to tour this country, it
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