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DAILY VOLUME 2 NUMBER 129. THE GREENEVILLE DAILY SUN, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1919. TEN CENTS A WEEK TH SUN Bill For Reorganization Of Railroads Introduced Today by Sen. Lenroot WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. sale reorganizations of the railroads is proposed in a bill intro- j duced today by Senator Lenroot, of Wisconsin. Lenroot's plan is to organize a corporation which would operate the roads. This corporation would be controlled by a board of eleven directors chosen by the President from various economic groups. Train Service Throughout Southern Calif ornia Completely Paralyzed Due to Sympathetic Strike SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 27. (By United Press.) All train service out of San Francisco was cancelled today when the railroad strike that has paralyzed Southern California sud denly hit Frisco. Suburban trains are also cancelled. No tickets were sold at the Union station. Those on strike include yardmasters, switchmen, engineers, firemen, and shopmen. The strike which is unauthorized by international officials of the unions, is in sympathy with theexPrts are now ten times as reat workers of . the Pacific Electric company in Los Angeles street I as they were a year T! that there car system, and is expected to extend to Sacramento, Stock ton and other points today. Wholesale Dealers of Macon Have Agreed to Cut Price of Sugar Food Investigators Making Thorough Probe MACON, Ga., Aug. 27. (By United Press.) Macon wholesale dealers have agreed to cut sugar prices, District Attorney Donaldson announced today. Sugar will be sold at $9.85 a hundred pounds. This will insure a retail price of eleven cents a pound. x The Federal food investigators are making a thorough probe of everything coming under the food control ac,t, it was stated today. . , j Senate Engaged in Bitter and Personal Debates Today Near Encounter, Between Senators Fall and McCumber WASHINGTON, Aag. 27. (By United Press.) The Sen ate engaged in one of the'bitterest and most personal debates yet heard since the peace treaty fight began. Senator Fall, of New Mexico, began it when he criticized his republican colleagues who debate between Senator Fall and Senator McCumber, who Fall criticized because of the latter's speech yesterday, nearly led to a personal encounter. "You take advantage of your age," Fall retorted to Senator Nelson, seventy, when Nelson charged that Fall and others were trying "to chop the treaty into mince meat." The Foreign Relations Committee met today to proceed with treaty amendments, but adjouvred without accomplishing anything. President Wilson, Will Start His Speaking Tour Within Next Ten Days Trip Will Last 45 Day WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. (By United Press. Presi dent Wilson will start his speaking tour as soon as arrange ments can be made, it was stated at the White House today. This will be within the next ten days or two weeks, it is stated. The President doesn't feel him now to wait until the peace treaty is reported out of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Mississippian Charged With Murder Hanged Himself in Jail Yesterday PHILADELPHIA, Miss., Aug. 27. (By United Press.) Ben Kilpatrick, held in connection with the death of Louis Burnett and John Breland, hanged himself in the Neshoba County jail late yesterday, it was learned today. Burnett and Breland were at first believed to have fought a duel to death with a crowbar and a hammer, but later a blood stained axe found near the spot where the two men's bodies were found, and Kilpatrick was arrested they expect further arrests to follow. Lieutenant-Governor Russell Leading In Mississippi Gubernatorial Race Today JACKSON, Miss., Aug. 27. (By United Press.) Returns received shortly before noon today indicate that Lieutenant Governor Russell as leading Oscar G, Johnson by a small ma jority in the gubernatorial race. ', (By United Press.) Whole ' are supporting the treaty. Thel that it will be necessary for, Official,? declared Big Increase in Sugar Demand WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. The United States is now dry but sweet! Reports received here from whole sale sugar dealers throughout the country indicate that prohibition has increased the demand for sugar any where from thirty to forty per cent Investigation by th government has proven that prohibition has greatly increased the demand for sugar, par ticularly in soft drinks and other sub stitutes. , Despite this fact, the wholesalers deny reports coming from New York that canners are facing a sugar fam ine because of the inollity of refin ers to get raw sugar supplies to this country. They declare that., there can be no increase in sugar prices until the first of the year; that sugar are ample sugar supplies to meet the country severest demands. According to a recent report of th department of commerce, under date of August 7, the export of refined sugars from January I to August amounted to 290,000 tons for 1919 as against 28,437 tons for 1918. The wholesale sugar dealers contend that the result of this export was to pre vent them from accumulating and stock for the big demands of the "berry season," and that this is the reason for the talked at this time of a shortage of sugar. It is esti mated at the department of agricul ture that the American crop this year will amount to 800,000 tons. St. Louis Negroes to Conduct Own Department Store St. Louis, Aug. 27. (By United Press.) A co-operative department store organized, managed and for negroes was being planned here today, A meeting is expected to provide funds for the enterprise. Stock amounting to $25,000 has been sub scribed and the balance of $100,000 is expected to be raised tomorrow. Dr. B. G. Shaw, pastor of the Me tropolitan A. M. E. Zlon Church and president of the Co-operative Asso ciation of Liberty, is founder of the idea. "We are going to separate our selves, he said today. "I think it is well for us to build up a whole sec tion commercially and otherwise." Bulls Gap Family In Auto Wreck The four-year-old son of J. A. Er win, of Bulls Gap, suffered four frac tures of the right arm and five other members of the family were bruised and scratched Tuesday morning when the light car in which they were trav eling to Knoxville was struck and overturned by a motor truck five miles east of here The two automobiles met head-on. The passenger car was hurled to one side, bottom up, and practically de molished. Mr. and .Mrs. Erwin and their four children all were pinned beneath the auto. iney were ex tricated by workmen employed near by. With the exception of the baby, j. A. Erwin, Jr., who was sent to the Knoxville General hospital, none suf fered serious injury. TANGLED HOME. Mrs. Hasker How is your friend, Mr. Wallman? Hasker. Poorly. He's home sick. Mrs. Hasker. Homesick? Then why doesn't he go home? Hasker. He is home. Didn't I just tell you he was? Mrs. Hasker. You said he was homesick, and I don't understand how he can be homesick and home at the same time. Hasker. I didn't say he was home sick; I said he was home sick. Mrs. Hasker. You didn't say he was homesick, but said he was homesick! What do you mean by such nonsense? Hasker (impatiently) I said he was home and sick at home. Mrs. Hasker. Gracious! Why didn't you explain in the first place? Distillers Turn Against Saloons NEW YORK, Aug. 27.-(United Press.) Distillers are wondering what they are going to do with the" huge stocks of liquor left on their hands when the nation went into its prohibition period. They believe, according to O. H. Wathen, who is head of Kentucky's largest whiskey manufacturing plant, that whiskey will come back some of these days, but even they are firm against allowing it to come back in the old way. "We don't want sr.ioons," Wathen said today. "We would have liquor take its place as a commodity, to be disposed of at the grocery or the de partment store. We have no patience with the saloon. It got us into all our trouble. A man used to drop into a saloon, begin consuming whiskey, and walk out a staggering drunk. He went home and annoyed his wife, the neighbors saw him and pitied him. The drys pointed to him as a horrible example, and whiskey took all the blame. We believe whiskey can be handled right in this country, and we are going to make a fight to that end. Abolish the saloon and let the householder but his whiskey and taKi it home. That's what we want to hap pen, and we want to do away with the bad whiskey that made physical wrecks of people. !Good whiskey won't hurt any one unless he makes a pig of himself." nr 1 1 i i i -a . wainen estimatea anat there is $77,000,000 in whiskey tied up in government warehouses. The govern ment agents hold the key to this stock. niot the distiller. A creat deal of it reprcent ihe cap;tr.l of ditiller. They want a chance to get rid of it, and are hoping that Congress will in some way declare war prohibition at an end nd give them a chance to sell oft the accumulation. "If Congress will allow us to start in September to get rid of our stocks," said Wathen, "we will come near dis posing of it by the time the national prohibition law goes into effect. think we are entitled to some consid eration. i "We can't get insurance on stock unless policies had been Issued before prohibition went into effect. Insur ince companies fear destruction of the liquor by some fanatic, so we are facing more than merely a loss through confiscation. If a fire were to start in some of these plants it would wipe out the men who are holding the stocks." Wathen said that when the govern ment banned the use of corn, barley and rye in the manufacture of whis key, it was with the understanding that war-time prohibition would be lifted in time to allow the dealers to dispose of their stocks. This prom ise, he declared, has not been kept. Asked if export business was re lieving the situation any, the dis tiller said the effect was hardly notice able. The don't care for American whiskey' in England, Ireland and Scotland." he said. "They prefer Irish and Scotch whiskies. We are hipping some abroad, but not a great deal, and within a short time that ave nue will be cut off. In France they prefer wines." Regiments Will v Go Overseas WASHINGTON, Aug. '27. The Fifth infantry regiment at Camp Taylor, Ky., and the Fiftieth at Camp Dix, N. J.,with two regular field hos pitals and one regular ambulance com pany are to be sent to Europe in the near future to replace similar organ- . n ions of the Fi"?t division, which could not be withdraw n from Europe we e they not repl ied. In making this announcement today the war departmant said there was a possibility that from the Americm forces in Enron-' i';. would be mi-ii- sary to send troops to Silesia to as sist in taking a plebiscite and should this be done the Fifth and Fiftieth regiments with the hospital and am bulance units" would be sent. SUSPICION AROUSED "A man created a sensation at the soda fountain yesterday." "What did he do?" "Raised a glass of grape juice and said, 'Here's how.' " "Well?" "Seven liquor sleuths immediately made an inspection to see if he were justified in making a remark like that." Birmingham Age-Herald. N. Y. Bankers Approve Of Wilson's Stand on Railroaders' Demands Nearly 500 Cars for Tennessee WASHINGTON, Aug. 27. Secre tary of Agriculture Houston, in re sponse to a resolution passed by the senate last month, directing him to report on the quantity and descrip tion of war material, equipment and supplies, which will be required by the highway departments of the va rious states for road construction with federal aid, has sent a letter to the senate detailing this information. The letter which was printed ac cording to the instructions of the sen. ate committee several days ago, points out that the secretary of war has declared the aggregate of 24,000 motor trucks of all sizes and different makes, to be available for such dis tribution and also 1,075 Ford tour ing cars and 550 useu passenger cart of other makes. Of the 24,000 mo tor trucks, Secretory Houston states that a total of 20,519 have been al lotted to the various highway depart ments, and the entire number of Ford and other passenger cars have like wise been alloted. Tennessee's allotment of this ma terial, it was learned today, embraces 195 cars. The Tennessee state road department is to have the use, accord ing to the information obtained from Secretary Houston, of 125 trucks ofi,rjng strongly to mind the fact that the first class; 54 trucks of the second class; 92 trucks of the third class; 193 trucks of the fourth class; 22 Fords and all other passenger cars. No information can be obtained here at this time regarding the distribu tion by states of the other construc fio nand operating equipment in the hands of the war department. Women Will Discuss NewYork Legislation SYRACUSE, N. Y., Aug. 27.--(By United Press.) The Women's Joint Legislative Conference, and State Federation of. Labor, in session here today, were expected to develop plans for introducing into the New York tate legislature bills to provide work men s insurance, an eight-hour day for women and a minimum wage bill. Candidates to defeat those office holders known to oppose this legisla tion will be discussed. A drive also vill be made on assemblymen accused of following the program of Speaker Sweet, looked upon as an enemy of 'welfare bills." Lost Aviators Enroute Home EL CENTRO, Cal., Aug. 27. Mex ican cavalry under the command of aptain Trujillo late today were re- oorted to be escorting to the inter national boundary Lieutenants Fred erick Waterhouse and C. B. Connelly, American aviators missing from Rock well field since last Wednesday. Captain Trujillo reported by cou rier to Colonel llipolito Haranaea, chief of the military forces of Lower California who has directed the search for the men for the past five days, that he had found them alive in Low er Lalitornia, about two hundred miles southeast of San Diego. The country where the men were found is mountainous and inaccessible. It is said the men will be brought to Enzenada, the capital of Lower California, or to Mexicali, where they will be taken into the United States. Colonel Barnaca dispatched a cou rier with a request for details to the cavalry band that found the officers. SIMPLE ENOUGH "Say," remarked the customer to the tobacconist. "This tobacco bites my tongue." "That is not to be wondered at," explains the dealer. "You are smoak ing it in a bulldogpipe." "Do you know if it is true that Jones' son became an actor?" "No, I don't know. All I do know is that he went on the stage." NEW YORK, Aug. 27. (By United Press.) New York bankers approved of President Wilson's stand on the wage demands of the railroad shopmen, according to a statement issued today by D. O. Jones & Company, Wall Street News Bureau. It is declared that opinions in financial circles agree upon the soundness of the President's argument. Mysterious Fire of Incendiary Origin 7 Destroys Negro Lodges and Churches DUBLIN, Ga., Aug. 27. (By United Press.) Fire' be lieved to have been of incendiary origin, destroyed five negro lodge buildings and negro churches at Cadwell, near here, eorly today. The fire broke out simultaneously in variolia structures. Mystery surrounds the fire, and the firebugs left no clue. Cadwell has never had any race trouble. None is expected as a result of the fire. Rumors of New League Flying NEW YORK, Aug. 27. (By Unit ed Press.) Troubles over Carl Mays, when the Yankee pitcher was sus pended by Ban Johnson and then tak en into court through the action of his employers when they asked an injunction against Johnson, serves to the major league circuits have been on the verge of severe shakeups sev eral times within the last few yenrs. There have been plenty of rumors to the effect that the case of Mays , , , , .... , , , urtnlil ami tin a anlit flint tirnnl W n vtt nuuiu tuu in n sunt Miuir nuuiu vanv ,, xt v i uio diisuiii, irw i ui k una vnicugo clubs out of the league and into a new organization that would carry enough weight to smash the Ameri can. If there i ny foundation for such a surmise it hasn' yet .developed, but it is a fact that tht, question was giv en considjy-itiwyj r'i .. ! , ,. Some years ago there were attempfe to prove that St. Louis was not large enough to support two baseball clubs, and efforts were made to have its franchise transferred to Kansas City or Milwaukee. Only a brief time ago there was an effort to transfer the Washington franchise to Toronto, which was all set to bid for the Amer ican league club. Baltimore has tried many times to get back Into baseball as a major league city, and has been prevented only by the fact that it never has shown itself equal to the task of caring for a big league club. Now there are reports that Cincin nati will be made to house a new club, and that Toledo and Indian apolis have been given consideration. These reports hinge on the possibility of a split in the American, with the necessity for new cities to replace those shuffled out by the revolting cluliowners. So far as can be learned nothing definite has been done. The recalci trant ones would much prefer to de capitate Ban Johnson and go on their peaceful way with a new president who would not act quite so much like a czar. It has been contended that Detroit and Philadelphia would fall over them selves getting into the new outfit should the triumvirate of powerful clubs decide to break away. Names of New States LONDON, Aug. 27. The Geo graphftal Journal, the official journal of the Royal Geograph'cal Society, an nounces that it is officially informed that the name of the new olu',i state is Rzeczpospolita-Polska, the Polish republic. The pronunciation o'' the first word, it adds, is approximately Jechpospolita. The title of the Czecho-Slovak re public is Ceskoslovenska Republika. That of the state of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes is Kraljevstvo Srba, Hrvata i Slovenaca, the pronunciation o fthe first and last words being ap proximately Kralyexstvo and Slo venatsa. LOS ANGELES. Shantung retal iations have begun. T. Korayachi, Japanese, was set upon by two Chi nese who confiscated his purse. Drifting for the North Pole SEATTLE, Aug. 26. Bound for the North Pole, Roald Amundsen, Nor wegian disioverer of the South Pole, is at present drifting in his ire-loiked schooner, the Maud, somewhere north of western Siberia, according to be liefs held by the Seattle Norwegian vice-consulate and Vihalmur Steffan son, Canadian Arctic explorer. In planning the trip, the explorer said he expected, after reaching the . , i j which lies west of Greenland, or Mel- m i i . . , ville Island, which lies in the Arctic ocean north of Canada. Should he reach Melville Island he probably would journey by sea to Nome, Alas ka, or overland to Dawson, Yukon territory. Airplanes in Race 1 to Canadian City NEW YORK, Aug. 26. (United Press.) Airplanes 4f all sorts were to start today in tim round-trip hand icap race for American-built planes between New York and Toronto. The American Flying club has charge of the program. Commercial, as well as pleasure cars, were to take part in the con test, which, according to the rules, may as well be won by a slow ship as a speedy one. The directors have worked out a mathematical formula, they contend, whereby the slower ships, benefitted by a handicap, may finish last and yet win the prizes. The formula includes horse-power, weight an dtime of flight. The prizes run from small amounts to the Commodore prize of $10,000. Army fliers will be entered, hut the war department has forbidden their acceptance of any prizes. "Flu" Coming Back This Fall, Says Doctor NEW YORK, Aug. 27. The influ enza epidemic will return in October as soon as people begin to live in doors again, Dr. Royal S. Copeland, head of the New York health depart ment, predicted today. He said the death toll would be serious, but not so bad as last year. Declaring science Knew no preven tive for the disease, Dr. Copeland added: There is nothing to do but wait un til it comes; then fight it until it passe. The best means of preven tion is common sense avoid infected persons and don't become panicky." Physicians here believe persons who suffered fro minfluenza and survived last year will be less susceptible, if not immune, this year. . "Harry bought his wife a beautiful set of moonstones on their wedding trip." "Then I should call them honey moonstones." "Father, what's an inheritance tax?" asked Bobby. "It's when your mother blames all your fault3 on me, son."