HAPPENING OF INTEREST
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF
NORTH CAROLINA. '
TOSSOMS TO BE PROTECTED
$4,674,573 Paid Into the State Treas
ury by Insurance Commissioner
Young Since Assuming Office.
Raleigh, Jan. 24. President Gardner
convened the senate at 11 o'clock. .
There was unfavorable committee
report for the bill to amend the char
ter of Cherry ville and for the bill to
put swain county snenn on a salary.
A special message from the gover
nor transmitted the report and rec
ommendations of Insurance Commis
sioner James K. Young. This showed
$415,458 paid into the state treasury
the past fiscal year and a total of
$'4,674,573- paid into the state treasury
since Commissioner Young became
Tntw Vkillct YftrA?A fniiwj1fliAjtl - i-1
lows: . . . ; -
Connor by request Petitions
from the Farmers Union recommend
ing that testimony of -women be put
on a par witn men m court trials; full
women's suffrage; make laws against
usuary equally applicable whether the-
debt is secured by mortgage or not;
popular election of federal judges ;
abolish corporation commission and'
create a railroad commission and a
separate state tax commission; stand
ardize agricultural machinery so all
parts will be interchangeoble; pro
vide phosphate rock through the state
department of agriculture " on the
same oasis that lime is now supplied.
The house, . Speaker Brummitt pre
siding, was opened ' with prayer by
Rev. C. A. Ashby, of the Episcopal
bills Introduced were: (
Griff in To protect opossums in
Davenport Further provide for the
protection of forests in this state.
John, of Currituck Repeal an act
of 1899 as to the appointment of the
commission of agriculture.
Jan. 5. The senate -was convened
at 10 o'clock by Senator A. M. Scales
in the absence of Lieut. Gov. Gardner
and prayer was offered by Represen
tative Dempsey . L. Hewett, of Bruns
The regular business on -the calen
dar was taken up following the intro
duction of bills, adjournment , being
taken at 10:45 o'clock.
Several bills were, introduced,
among which were: ,
S. B. 167: Carr To increase pen
sions for Confederate soldiers.
Senator Carr, of Duplin, also intro
duced in the senate yesterday a bill
to appropriate $25,000 to.be used In
purchasing hog cholera serum.
The following roll call bills passed
their second reading:;
H. B. 115, S. B. 139 To ratify and
validate taxes for Martin county for
the years 1918, 1919 and 1920.
S. B. 135 To authorize commission
ers of Wilson county to build court
bouse and issue bonds for same.
The following bill passed its third
Teading and was ordered-ratified:
H. B. 51, S. B. 84 Authorizing issue
of state bonds to' pay issue due April
Jan. 28. The senate. was convened
by ' President Gardner at noon with
prayer by Dir. Bruner, of the Baptist
church, i ,;V ' : V
There came from the secretary of
state, a report showing the county
boards of education nominated for the
various counties subject to this meth
od of appointing the boards through
legislative confirmation. 1 '
New bills were introduced In the
senate as follows: j ' ,
Scales Amend the primary law,
Chapter 101, Laws of 1915, by pro
viding that women have the right to
Women Have Same Right as Men.
"Women involved in seduction trials
should have the same rights as men,
the members of senate judiciary "com
mittee No. 1 think and they have re
ported favorable action i on Senator
Scales' bill which permits the unsup
ported testimony of the i women to be
taken as evidence In seduction trials.
Under the present statutes, .this can
not be done. ' r -
This committee will also report fa
vorably Senator Burns' jbiir requiring
a health certificate before a marriage
license is issued. j
Douohton Voted "No."
. , A . 4.
Washington, Specialp-On the bill
to pension Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt
$5,000 a year, the North Carolina
house members voted fas "follows:
Doughton, against; Godwin, Hood,
Kitchin, Stedman, Weaver and Pou,
for, anad Webb, Small' and Robin
son were' absent. -''J"''---'-
Mr. i Dbughtonsaid it was . time to ,
mite such donations. He thinks Mrs.
Roosevelt "has enough without - It.
Eight- other members voted with him
in opposition to the proposition, t ? i
' : r;. . ..rv -;.',- fx-l j: 'ft 't,-f Jtjt.kl-ff.X '1 ,1'."-" ';"':1
rote in these primaries.
vowper, of Lenoir En courare road
building in North. Carolina. ; .
ocaies Amend the revisal reeard-
ing seduction. '
Beddingfield Request members of .
Congress to oppose encroachments on
the rights of states.1 vf J
Mangum Amend the law as to
bastardy so as to require fathers to
support such children, i .
Senator. Brown offered a joint reso
lution for a constitutional convention
to be voted on at the j next general
election, when 120 : delegates to the
convention would be elected. '
The convention would be restricted .
to ait initial 30-day session to receive
amendments, the", convention then to
adjourn for - 60 days and f reassemble
for a 30-day session to j adopt the pro
posed amendments forj a new consti
tution. ' .The convention would conj
venefor the first 30-day session on
the first Monday in May.
:; ; The House.
Speaker Brummitt ; convened the
house at 11 o'clock with prayer by
Rev. W. W. Peele, of the Methodist
church. , ': I;,.: ". t
A joint resolution by Representative
Grantham was introduced and given
immediate passage as an emergency
measure, providing for about 40 in
mates Of the Caswell Training School
at Kinston, .to be transferred to the
state hospital here pending the re
building of the dormitories recently
burned at the training school. This
was sent to the senate by special mes
senger for immediate action by that
body so that there shall be no further
delay in making the j transfer. , r
Representative Douglas, chairman
of the finance committee, introduced a
bill to amend the constitution to fix
minimum income taxation for single
men at $1,000 and married men at
$1,500; specify that j incomes from
property shall not be taxed at a high
er rate than six per cent and poll tax
es to be $2 on person from 21 to 50.
" Jan. 29. The senate was convened
at 11 o'clock by .Lieutenant-Governor
O. Max Gardner, the invocation being
offered by Rev. Dr. T. W. O'Kelley,
pastor of the First Baptist church.
The regular business on the calen
dar was taken up.
: Under authority of a resolution
passed by the senate, the chair announced-
the appointment of a spe
cial committee on forestry as follows:
Stevens, Harding, Cowper of Lenoir,
Scales, Long of Montgomery.
The following bills I of more or less
general interest were introduced rv
S. B. 220: Ross To amend section
5 of chapter 102 of the Public Laws of
1917 relating to special school taxes
in North Carolina.
-r, SA .B. 221:0 Fisher pTo, protect, rent
ers. - j--.-
S. B. 222 : Cowper of Lenoir To
amend and strengthen laws for con
trol of contagious diseases of animals.
The House. ,
The house passed the following
bills: ; j
H., B. 63 Repeal ! free road labor
law In warren.
S. B. 75, H. B. 204 To allow cities
and towns to xreate ! planning boards.
Jan. 30. Discussion of salary b
creases featured the; two hour session
of the senate. The amended bill of
Representative Saunders, which as re
ported to the Senate simply removes
first degree burglary and arson from
the list of capital crimes, went over
as a special order for next Tuesday.
The Shipman child labor bill pro
viding for factory inspection under
the supervision of the Commissioner
of Labor and Printing reached the sen
ate via Senator Connor and was re
ferred to the committee on manuf ac
tures of whiph Senator Mangum is
Representative ? Victor S. Bryant,
chairman of the house committee on
education, introduced the State Edu
cational Department's, bills to provide
a six months' school term, in compli
ance with the constitution as amended
at the last general i election, and to
provide a county school budget and
fix a minimum salary for teachers.
Other new bills included : one by
Matthews to divide the State into fire
judicial districts; one by Young to
erect a memorial on foreign soil to
North Carolina soldiers and one by
Mintz, at the request of the Brother
hood of Railway Trainmen, to promote
the safety of travelers and employees
Some ' New Corporations.
Charters were issued from the office
of the Secretary of State for the fol
lowing. corporations to do business in
Plywood Corporation, of Goldsboro,
to manufacture lumber, with $100,000
authorized capital 'and $40,000 sub
scribed. The incorporators are AMI
Edgerton, J. L. Borden' and H. Weil,
all of Goldsboro."
Amendment was filed to the charter
of the Catawba Co-operative Cream
ery, of Hickory to change name of , the
r concern to Catawba Creamery Co.
Dr. Chase Succeeds Dean Stacy.
The trustees of the University, of
North Carolina in special session here
designated Dr. Chase of the university
faculty to - succeed the lamented Pro
fessor Stacy as chairman of the fac
ulty in connection with the temporary
readjustment that followed the death
of President Graham. Gov. Bickett
was directed to name a committee, of
five to investigate and recommend to
a subseauent meeting " suitable per
sons to be considered for the . presi
dency of the university; V . ' ;V' ' f.
V : -
II! SAVING HEY
REASONS FOR ERECTING ONE
PUILDING ON CAMPUS OF
STATE COLLEGE. :
WOULD SAVE STATE $150,000
Additional Co-Operation Would
Secured Between the College and
Department of1 Agriculture.
Raleigh. Reasons for the erection
of a single" building on the campus of
the State College for the use of. the
Department of Agriculture were set
m - a.
The governor believes that by doing
this and concentrating the women's
work at the State Normal at Greens
boro, a saving of $150,000 can be ef
Also, he argues that the pres-
ence of the "building on the; college
grounds would tend to additional co
operation between college and-the de
partment of agriculture.
Low Scores for Hotels. '
Raleigh. The hotels of the state
are not living quite up to their usual
high standard of sanitary excellence,
if the scores made by twenty-three
hotels recently inspected by official
representatives of the state board of
health can be taken as safe index. Of
the twenty-three hotels inspected,
only three scored as high as ninety.
These were the Kentucky Home, Hen
dersonville, with a score of 93 ;Blue
Ridge, Hendersonyille, 92; New Briggs
Hotel, Wilson, 90.
Other hotels inspected scored as
follows: The Southland, Wilson, $i;
Proctor, Greenville, 87 ; Imperial Can
ton,87 ; Imperial, j Wilson, 86 ; Entella,
Bryson City, 85; Gordon, Waynesville,
84; Critcher, Boone, 82; fountain,
Jefferson, 81; West Jefferson, West
Jefferson, 77; Waynesville, Waynes
ville, 76; Blue Mont, North Wilkes
boro, 76; Suyeta, Waynesville, 74;
Seabrook, Wilson, 73 ; Blount, Bethel,
72 ;Tull, Kinston, 71; Bonair, Waynes
ville, 70; Kenmore, Waynesville, 70;
Wilson, Wilson, 66; Central, Canton,
63; Young's, Bakers ville, 62.
Ashe ville. Gets Baptist Convention.
Asheville. The State Baptist - con-
venUon will hold its 1919 session in
Asheville. The mountain city was se-
lected as the place of the meeting by
the state board of missions which met
In this city for permanent organiza-
tion and the regular annual appropria-
tion of State missions. The date of
the convention will be December 8-11.
Aftn, n.onn.r onnrnnrioH
$RA"enr ff"n,f J,"-,1? 'North Car
$65,000 for missions in North Caro-
una, mis money going 10 cnurcues
and associations dependent upon the
tjitfl convpntinn fnr maintenanoe
funds, the board officials for the en
suing year, completed its work by
naming Rev. Livingston Johnson pres
ident to succeed the late Dr. John E.
Ray. J. D.-Berry was elected record
ing secretary of the board.
Sees Rirst Street Car.
Greensboro. Tn superior court the
grand jury returned a true bill against
James Coble, alias James Shoe, charge
ed with the murder of Henry L. Amick
on Christmas eve; It is .said, that this
man, although living in Guilford coun
ty had not been to Greensboro for 20
years until brought here by the offi
cers Christmas day. He then saw a
street car for the. first time.
May Extend Car Service.
Gastoniar An important conference
was held by a special transportation
committee of the chamber of com'
merce, headed by W. T. Love and E.
Thomaspn, general manager of the
the city, to Ranlo, a mile further out.
The establishment at Ranlo mills,
with a population of several hundred
people, makes this extension of the
service almost imperative. ; i -
Lynching Not Feared.
New Bern. Word from Jackson
ville, Onslow county,, is to the effect!
that nffirpra now antir.into tin vin4
lence against " John Daniels and" Dan!
Petteway, both negroes, by whom Mr.!
Grover, Dickey, -farm manager for the
Roper Lumber Co. at ; Camp Perry
near Jacksonville, was done to death
Mr, Dickey was struck on tha heal
with a heavy wooden pole, whic'i re
suited , in death. Br.ch negro 3 3 were
taken into custody by a sheriff's posse
shortly after the fact became known
that Mr. Dickey could not live. 1
Vicious Dogs Are Killed.
Hickory. Two dogs, neither be
lieved to be mad, were Shot and kill
ed today by Chief of Police Lentz in
the campaign to rid Hickory of worth
less or vicious dogs. Several persons
have been bitten by dogs here recent
ly and at least ' two have taken the
Pasteur! treatment"5 at Raleigh. The
latest victim, is W. S. Pollard, who
was 'attacked ; and bitten ; on . the leg
several nights ' ago, after the canine1
had entered his brother's home. Mr
Pollard', killed the dog after a fiercr
iincounter. : ' . - :i , 3" ''.''XW
Piedmont and. Northern lines, withf ntinne to keep a watchful and ss, wnson; corp Kooeri iewis,
reference to- extending the local Slpfeye the cottonseed ihdus-1 nan snV ech. Bruno Musgrave,
Street car service from Groves east of;!
.. - i Sl.
HokV County Landowners Whose
'.Farms Have Been "Occupied" Dy ;
Uncle Sanv Guard Property. i
' ; '. . : ., . v
Southern Pines. Uncle - Sam will
''fooUarouhd; down in. Hoke county if
I ub; is r not iicareiui uniu ae. wui ; suiri
the movie camera in that direction,
for the atmosphere is v taking on : a
"mellerdramar''.. tang. A. . tourist" who
came up Ifrom there tells s story that
has thrills; in. it. He fell-In with an
engineer Jwtio is working on the Camp
Bragg survey, and he says 1 the engi
neer told J him that an. irate citizen
laid on a hill top for, three days with
a loaded L shotgun to . prevent the, gov
ernment ifofces from trespassing. It
seems the?! government representatives
have been following their own sug
gestions in dealing with private" prop
erty tha$ is' in their way, saying to
send bill and the government will pay,
which it s said not to be- doing, until
5 ! i - - .
Grancf Lodge A. F. M. Adjourns.
Raleigh; At the concluding session
of the annual meeting of the North
i Carolina? grand lodge of Masons here
the following - officers were elected
for 1919 U
Grand onaster, Henry A. Grady, of
Clinton. 1 ' - ". L
Deputy grand master,
Braswell,-of Whittakers. i
Senior I grand warden,
Owen, of5 Henderson-
Junior -grand warden.
Grand -treasurer, B. R. Lacy,
Grand secretary, W. W. Willson, of
During?' the sfession Grand Master
NorfleeCtOf Winston-Salem, and other
speakers? pointed out the need of in
creased Support for the lodge brphan
age at Oxford. ;
The annual reports showed that the
work of.both the Masonic and East
ern Star, homes had been excellent.
It was noted that the Oxford orphan
age service flag contained 82 stars.
Twenty Gallons Not Too Much.
Kinston Robert F. Brady, a I live-
stock dealer, went free in Superior
court nre alter aamimng me pur-
chase o twenty gallons of whiskey
a A 9 A
from 'Tbjaddeus Tyndall, now serving
a term In the Lenior county roads for
violatioi, of . the prohibition law.
Brady id $120 for the liquor. He
said it was 'delivered to his residence
. : " . ifit . . . - '- . .
late at nignt. t. is. Brown, a neign-
bor, saw the delivery and ; was a wit-
ness against Brady. Judge Owen H.
Guion U charging the jury said hav-
ing more tha none gallon of whiskey
in one possession was prima -facie
evidence of having it for sale, but.that
the burden nevertheless was upon the
state td prove beyond reasonable
doubt-that the defendant for it for
and-ot for Dersonal uge. as Brady
. - - - . 1 , mll "
claim;n defense. The jury ac
i v luc
Food Workers Demobilizing. ?
Raleh. The Food Administration
which as been the largest adminis- previously reported killed ; B B. Gil
trativeSlbodv in ' North Carolina1 dur- len, High Point; Corp. J . .H, Hannah,
ing the1 war, is rapidly demobilizing.
Several! offices and . a
anrt of Administrator Henrv A. Pace's
office force was released a month ago L. Humphrey. Kellum; H. C, Murray,
and V df Feb. 1 the balance of the Asheville (last- four, previously re
staff at? Raleigh with the exception of Ported missing); G. O. Wilson, Beu
Execuiive Secretary John Paul Lucas laville; Lorenzo Price, Rocky Mount;
ami Ms. E. P. W, Adickes chief D. F Wade, Fayetteville; Corp. Hor
clerk, Mill be released. Mr. Lucas and : ton Bledsoe, Todd; Emory L. I Ray,
Mrs. A4ickes will remain until all rec- staJe Road;' Mechanic W. Ladd,
ords can be closed, files assorted knd Statesville; Geo. W. Glover, Belmont;
shipped to Washington, the office L- D- Hall Leicester ; J ohn E. Sykes,
Aiifnmht lonnani nf and th offira
closedt" . y ..." 'v;'' .,. !.
Cfnt 'JZ A ilmlntatntnii Para anil Pnnn.
ty 'opa AaminisLrators wmr
m the service until peace is lormany
normal conditions the activities of
the administration will be very limit
ed. I Mr. Page and his organization !
" : m r""v ;0Krw-4:;;
cue mveiac i'xu:4'
cmshef; and a weather eye wllllso
be kepi open for any flagrant cases of
nL'i-i A A fatntfa
;?ii- . -. :iv I:
. i Xhild Burned to Death.
: Hicjry. Four children of Mr.and
Mrs.' James A. Herman, who live' four
miles lnortheast of Hickory, ; were
burned so badly by the explosion of
. a can,",containing a mixture of kero
sene and gasoline, that one of them
died during the night and two others
are iij a precarious condition1; The
three younger ; children were playing
with the mixture near the s tove ; when
it exploded with fatal results, i The
dead - child is Claudie Irene, age six
years. , " - '
Will Build Stemmerv.
Goic&boro. Goldsboro chamber ; of
.comnjerce had a request from an out
of Idjifi expert tobacco man this week
statilig that if Goldsboro capitalists
rpul4S erect a 'modern stemmery
building he would lease it for ja long
term.VAt ,an,. interesting meeting" held
by J , the business men .'.it" liwas
decided to build the stemmery ; and
the ittorney for the foregoing party
wa instructed to notifiy" his. client
that Vsuch; a building would be yail
ablei The' influenza situation In the
eounr ia ; reported better.
NORTH CAROLINA CASUALTIES
Lt te ' Reports From War Department
of Casualties Overseas Among';
North Carolina Troops. i -4
The following list ' of casualties
among North Carolina troops overseas,
as recently reported is as follows: .
- Killed in ActionPrivates J. O.
. Holmesly, Lincolnton, previously ire
ported missing ; ; Lyons 7 Reed, Win
ston Salem, previously reported i at
wounded; W. V. Donnerson,. Dover; I
J. f M. Beason, Climax ; Garfield
Lowyre, Pembroke ; W. L. Morton,
Hubert.- 7: r;. ;.:"-
Died of Wounds Private J. P. Gar
ver, Lawndale; A, H. Walser,' Blow
ing Rock. .:;";:.' f
Died - of ' Disease - Private Wm.
'Wooley,1 Badin ; ' Lloyd Ausbon, Rober
sonyille; Lewis Battle, Battleboro;
previously reported died of wounds ;
Samuel .Henderson, Little River;
Jeff Taylor Elmore;. T. E. Lewellyn,
Round Peak; S. J; Lewis, Raleigh.
Died of Accident Jas. Whitley,
Huntersville; Lieut. H. L. Suggs,
Missing Private J. . O. . Holmesly,
Lincolnton; Robt. Thompson, Wil
mington; Wm. Farris, Madison,: pre
viously reported' wounded severely;
G. W. Hoffnef, Salisbury, previously
reported severely wounded. ;
Returned to Duty Corps. E. N.
Brown, Charlotte ; W. W. Daniels,
Elk Park ; Private Jesse Benfield, Val
lacoosa, all reported missing; Thos.
Helms, .Kannapolis, and Ernest Mur
ray, Altamahaw, both previously re
ported missing; Herby E. Crawford,
Whaley; William H. Daniels, Hughes;
Ross J. .Yount, Newton; Corp. Chas.
Massey, Charlotte, all previously re-
lington; W. H. Johnson, lHaynes, both
previously reported missing. , j
Severely Wounded Sergts. Jno. C.
Bynum " Edenton ; S. F. v Taylor,
Ogreeta; W. N. Skelton, Burlington;
Privates F. H. Lynn, China Grove;
A. J. Williams, Chinquapin; F.. J;
Kingsberry, Mt. Airy; J. D. Stokes,
Wallace; Carl tMcManus, Monroe;! Da
vid T. Gaines, Goldsboro; Robt. Lew
is, Raleigh ; Leonard Lambert, Mt.
Pleasant ; F. E. ; McNeil, Vass (last
three previously reported missing) ;
Privates Perry Best, Newton Grove;
Benjamin Barnette, Lenoir; Grady W:
uartner, Mocgsvme; Jturnest amitn,
Grifton; James F- Williams VIIne-
land; Alonzo C. Wotten, Tarboro; B.
. B. Schondwald, Wilmington ; Moses
Todd, Middlesex ; J. R. McLain, Spar-
tar Sgt.1. W. Warren, Asheville, rand
J. C. Cullum, Council, both previous-
ly reported' missing; Ernest Nobles,
Chadburn, Mechanic O. S. Dorsett.
ti . -rrr " " t " TMr 1
riuea. vBuuer u. jt. uuou,
Wilson; Privates James Robinson, Al-
mond; Grover Ward, ; Windsor;; C.
Kellum, Winston-Salem ; Sgts. J esse
B. Champion, Mapleville ; William C.
Wiggs, Princeton; Corp. John W.
Bentley, Kannapolis; Lieut. W, P.
Parsons, Rockingham, previously re-
ported missing ; Private W. S. West,
Goldsboro, previously reported miss-
ing; Jas". Allen, Wilmington; T. H.
Fox, Green Mountain; Cling Hughes,
Green Mountain; M. Harmon, Vilas;
W. F. Rook, High Point; Lonnie
Smith, Smith; Corp. R. S. Allen,
Reidsville; previously : reported Imiss
ing; Pvt R. V. Elliott, Winston-Salem,
! Waxhaw; Bugler C N. Watson, Win
v ton ' Lieut. C.. W Higgins, Greensboro ;
CorP w- L. Linker, Concord ; Pvt. R
, wummgion; nris. inomas is. muiims,
Charlotte; McKinley Sharp, Speed;
Joe M. Staney, Joe; Frank Burnett,
, B . Offie Dail, Snow Hill ; I Carl
; Luther- Albert S.
t a,' . r.
red- Mount Airy; John Gur;
. . o . wm.,m
Lirther P. Parker, . Gibson; William
M. Winters Elk Park; Sgt. James D.
- Wounded Slightly Pvt. Almond P.
! son. Rusk; Harold B. Jackson, Soring
- mtaha fin
- CtJJ' .
Henry H. Foust, Siler City;
James A. Haynes, Selma; Lieut. G.
S. McKenzie, Faison; Corp. D. F.
Graham, Lumber Bridge ; Mechanic
W. P. .Killette, Wilson ; Pvts. Thos.
J. Shaw, '- Wake Forest; Bruce - L.
v Released from German Prison..'
. Washington The1" following Amert
can prisoners of war have returned to
France after having, been released
from German prison, camps," accord
ing to a war department announce
ment: ' '"'' '-:r: 'v'?:;
Chrles E.- Park, ' Rockwell, N. C;
Samuel Atkins, Ramseytown, N.I C.
Soon Be Thing of Past. ,
, Statesville. Federal court will be
held in Statesville beginning the first
week in April next, the first term; of
court' to be held here - sicne April,
1917. All terms since that time have
been removed to Salisbury on account
of the fact : that the : western district
exemption board was .' occupying the
court room, and Judge " Boyd : did not
interfere with - their operations, j The
work of the district board is practical
ly at an end and within a few week!
it will be a - thing of the , past ''n-?
SURPLUSAGE OF UNEMPLOYED
THROUGHOUT THE NATION IS
RAPIDLY GROWING LARGER. .
HEW PLANS FOR STIMULATION
The Department of Labor, Proposes
Two Plans by Which
Acuteness of Situation.
Washington. The reports coming '
to the department of labor show that
conditions of unemployment are be
coming more serious and . that labor ?
surpluses are growing throughout "
the nation. ' v::: Vvl'iff
;f . "The labor surplus in many indus
trial centels has increased rapidly in
the last 10 days," said a statement' is
sued by the' department of labor.
."Plants heretofore engaged 'in war;
work are not changing back to peace
activities fast enough - to hold their
proper proportion of labor. - ,
"The department of 'labor's investi
gation of ways and means to stimu
late building and improvements .and
augment the. absorption of labor Jn
industry disclosed these two impor-.
tant ways of getting results:
"1. Legislation enabling the build
ing and loan associations of the coun-: .
try to use their real estate mortgages . -for
collateral in a system , of federal
home loan banks; and j 1 " . '
"2. Legislation to authorize imme
diate adjustment and payment by the
government of , reasonable claims '
! growing oijt of the summary rescind- r
ing of war contracts.
"The former would
builders to avail themselves of almost -
I $2,000,000,0.00- in loans'; Vj the ' latter,
would, provide much-needed, immedi
ate capital for manufacturing. It is
probable a proposed law on the for
mer soon will be introduced in Con
gress. Legislation on the latter now,
is pending in the United States sen-';
ate." ; '." " : : - x:4y" : ;'::x
UNEXPECTED OBSTACLES BAR
PROGRESS ON REVENUE BILL
Washington. New .'and unexpected
obstacles to the long-delayed war rev
enue bill developed, , resulting, in set
tlement of more : minor disputes be
Jtw.en4rthe senateand house, but . en
;tailing. r postponement pf final 'action
by; the conferees., and submission of
the. conference re-draft ;
: While house discussion was pro
ceeding, it was learned that the con
ferees had agreed to j a compromise
j amendment for pay bonuses ,of. $50
; each to . enlisted" men and nurses and
$200. to officers of the army, navy and
marine corps upon .discharge. The
bonus would be paid to those already
discharged as well as to those subse
quently given honorable discharge or
who resign. . . h ,
PRESIDENT WILSON! TALKS , ,
PLAIN LY TO DELEGATES
Paris. The crisis in the peace ne
gotiations over the disposition-to be
made of Germany's colonies seems to
have passed, momentarily , at least.
. - It is too early to say President Wil
son's view has prevailed , in r its en
tirety, but. in .American quarters .therje
is confidence that a compromise plan,
which has ..been. - accepted in princi
ple, will be worked out with details
which - will be acceptable to the Am
erican viewpoint. '
What he said did not appear, in
tha official ; communique, nor has , it
been disclosed with . any . official au-.
thority but it may be stated that it
was a very clear, re-vaffirmation of the
principles for , w?ilch the President
has previously contended. - In phrases '
stripped of diplomatic niceties, 'it Is
understood, Mr. Wilson told the mem
bers of the supreme council he would,
not be a party to -a division . -of Ger
many's colonial ' possessions : among
the powers which now; hold them and
then become a party j to a league bt
nations, which, in '-effect would guar
antee their title. - There are infer
ences1 that - the' President' even, refer
red to a peace of "loot. '--
ALL PRICE CONTROL OVER. ;
COAL BY UNCLE SAM ENDS
Washington iAU price control ex
ercised by the ' fuel administration
over anthracite and bituminous coal
and coke will cease Sunder a blanket
order signed by Fuel 'Administrator ,
Garfield and made" public. Zone regu
lations and practically all rules for
the distribution ' of fuel, as well; as .
most' regulations concerning oil and
natural I gas, promulgated - under the '
Lever act as war measures, also , are
rescinded. - , " ,-. -
WILSON VICTORY IMMENSE
1 - BUT. PROPOSAL MODIFIED
' London The Paris correspondent
of the Dally Mail says Japan, on
Thursday formally - j accepted., ythe
theory of - internationaliaation .-. of
colonies -and that it was understood .
South Africa .had abandoned its oppo
sition -to the. scheme. t ; .
ff "President : WilsonVT the correspoh
dent adds "undoubtedly , won air im
mense diplomatic victory; but has bad
to . modify, his original 'proposals -to
icaa extent" . x-