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THE TIM E? FOUNDED JW*
1 BR niKPATCIl KOUKUH1) !??.
WHOLE NUMBER, 19,535.
RICHMOND, YA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1913.
TUB WEATHER TO-DAY?Clow4jr.
PRICE TWO CENTS
Blair Would Abolish It
and Give Department
MAKE MAYOR REAL
CHIEF OF AFFAIRS
former Councilman Outlines
New Government Plan Before
Committee on Charter Changes,
I ransferring Board's Func
tions to a Public Utili
I h? creation of the Administrative
Hoard was v.ronrr In Hie beginning;
events nine.' have proved that It was
wrong; and In, time it will bo abolish
ed," *ultl A Jit-lrr.f) Hlalr. a former
inembor of the Cunr'.-ll, speaking !a*jt
night before th? Council Committee on
? barter ClianKCH
?Mr Hlalr wpokft iu rejponr.o to ti e
Koneral invitation of Chairman Puller
to tin citizens assembled in the Coun
? M Chamber to come forward with
nu?n?Htlon- for c)ianK?H to tho cltv
? barter. He addressed hlmseir point
?>dl\ to tho -Administrative Hoard '??
usefulness ns a part of tho city* mn.
? Mnery of government, and found
? '-thing in the m.tvico performed by st
f-mco its creation to Justify it.s further
I sp<>.?k without perfor.al feeling
?o ward any member ,f t),?. board" -aid
-lr Hlalr. "I voted f?r t!.,? f lhnm
it ltd two are my wirm personal fn..n.|
hat I my applies to tin- board
administrative body. f.,r I huve a'
tht?U*? f?rt, U" pwrsonn?I- l contend
that wo have ?iver. tho plan a f.-Ir
'rial. rhe Administratis- Board waa
"nly an experiment, and. so far I h ,-o
*tv.090 A*nl. h it has cost."
Utiultl \ linlinh lionr<).
.. i i "\r M'',r 'bant'".- Committee,
' ' _ " ' '-'.in. fin- it fsi it? power t.?
1 r'"'?i a valt abb <rvi ? fur ??,.
' The tlnv is h< said "f,,r a
?bHn?e. and the WouI(, do
?i- i> to r?-.'o.-nnend a <t r ...
^':rnl rnorc 1,1 ke<sr??mr with the
'V." . "1* ?:* ? t ?? I h ......
?n.ny Htau.i. M, nlalr.s ItJari lH ;
; ' r-' i ' '',n 1 ti'I a 11 ve |5(,a,d a?.|
be a ill ,i. fu"ct^n,. now perr?nn-d
it in I'll, head* of department, II,
"'rT'T '"T0""' thr I'owp" <T
mi rat" salary. *' Uh a
, ^im.-wJ of navfnK salaries to n,em
\ an Administrat 1\?- lionnl \r
iHH?r would r*. . .. t ./ * *IX
. . J ? ale u J'Mtdjf* ('t i I (r' ? u
? oiiun.ttce. t?. ?... cornn?.?..i . . .
. i ? I* ? Who \vni||.l ?t,?
without p;t V T'> 1 < . .
trT, .-'" '?-?
' ''limit! tee *ri .. u. , ,
- an de: .;.^:m:'-uM 1 ^ "
The !s,Te' ?' !-r"',,K """
who?o artiv"tlea' l''!"
Ju l nower to blre nnri l/uu0 ',!
flty"nr rro?,d 1' Port only the
< ommlttee Ti...
""?'fried. thouRht V, si,.! B !MI,ts
?'letlon between rternrtri... ? ,lmin?te
seventy-live r!tl/en^ w
To wltnec* ii,. ^ uo band
lhe <:?mmittee'.?. delth.-m
' 'H". I ho?ij who ci tifi'if. i .
developments went awuy diK-T' T'"1
r-il \t, ... , aM,1> dif-appoint
il . j* ' , ' nlfked no quarrel with
' boi-.rri confining himself merrlv t?.
?keu-hine ^ a more or
in hV .of ''"y B'lvcrnmonl. which
?' bin opinion, would f,rVe '-J .
The committee ll?ter,e,| u
?'?' comment, and took no action
TI ^ ^ y u,ornc^ "??IM.rt.,
oofino inor.' /. ..o, i,. tl ' * ,v Jr>
matin,, wholly to the I , , ,,M'
Hbarp dis.-us&loi, a!1 :
<"ily A ttornev ,|,e , ,,,*h1"? ",e
w?Ul'l KKe the loaM th,rV,KhlT,'?n
erense salarien m . i> , ri^''l ?o in-;
Its i'oulrol a! armen,7 "n" 1
t ?MIix-12 conM I .. , mid the
to Pi.V the,,:. 'Sove"-Ti "'n'
members exnreiM.i , '?'?i"lt
,.f ,s? i, a piai.
'"""i. toKetl.er with al ??mond
1,1 id on the table f.,,- bers. wns
? fifui-fi meotinn. onsideratlon at;
TI... / ,0 M''r< x?veiiil,,.P 2-1.
'commit tee voted . .
f" the even in u ?f ! J,Knln !
-'<? to ,ako a"no,, on j! a> 1 November
Proponed and to for? i
UP aiii.-iidinents to eovor iV W~
?'baiiirea until m. I bene
to riZ. the committee dechh-x !
i? recommend them. 1 161
Councilman Amis questioned rii.J
Attorney Pollard n. n . ,ty
rieht n-i- ? lhc r?tnmittee,a
?|iat would enable t'hrCouncrTrnv!,,,f'nt
time In the future it saw t o reduce !
ivc noGarSefrfh,,> ??f fhB Admlnistra-I
1 Mr WnJni luo?Tt \
the charter could be amended to ,rivV i
Vmiv? t,,n' r,?hl- ?"d upon Mr.
Mills 8 request, was asked bv fhair
lothntend.10 <IraW '1" a"
b.lls to be l'ntJod?ce.lT,?The,'LoKMlM
ture, exempt Iiir from State taxation
(Continued On Third IVige.T
London I'aprr Crltleixes I)rf?nlt!nB
(Special Cubic to The Tlmes-Dlspatch 1 I
London. November 15.?An open lot-i
7 1,0fJ,?!dcnt Wilson on the .subject
ku . ? -r?K Klate?. 1" the London
.,/i! rimcH to-day. points out:
ib.it the sole defaulter tn Spanlsh
Ain.-rlcu Is Honduras, whllo ther>. :ir0
at least nine .States m North America
whoso obligations for many years hav?
remained unpaid, viz.. Alabama. Arkan
s.is. I-lot Ida. Georgia, Loulelana. Mis
sissippi North Carolina. .South Ca ro
de ht?a?r m i,rif,,,la- The dofaulted
debts of these States, with accrued U.
i.Vn ?An ut uP?ards of $2-0 -
SJntr.* "rthormore. several of these I
Mates have *ono so far a? to formally
M-PudlHte liability to bondholders
Some of the excuses put forward are
unworthy of serious consideration. ,lM,|
debtors. U"Ua t, PC 0fr,-?^"?, '?>? d?"honeLt
11 the Cntted Status prov?>riirn?>nt l?
resolved. In the words of ex ?
i KoHS*1'" "est jss
i SPENCER CONDEMNED TO DIE
j Chicago, Novemb. r il ii"
I 1. ,r!-r w
I found P?j|ty ol npiV.'i'.'.V'
Jury!' win,;// l^tuVn^a8^*'u l,y "V!
two hours' deiil^rauo,,-1
! M,;u ?'tr,,bPrTrn.
t? - 11' - P'TJ-ojit ?, f|C,r , ,?
i 1/;:.;%^% po'ice
still belli-ve l'I* kiuwr U" v
'n the darn-in^
??V nMon'VJf^^^A whn'efj'"1,i
rare kidney operation
l'.rfur,ne.l l;fTort fo", I(rr ?lt.|||or|de
\r. . i. ' , . to-day In the cast? '.f
? t; j;onjRnno'V \\estE*r"ght*6ns.'7*
ii, , on Thursriav the rar^'
o so, - ^he-n'Av ! their
onV>"ras?na,u;,HplHliri,'U rstl" T' was
t'oi'nVd*'^iV" '^at ?IH'ratiin to pi.
pr'/vi'inent f" ' ,httl
j f??t gave fat"ly an"l frlenda h(moman
UNITED ACTION NECESSARY
Ne'v v'!r \ ' , p?Ulu,l"?'
t:oinerv or \r-? i?'ii'??''! ' i i A'
k[r&th? CJ? >>trd "r Trad.;M,i^
j*!??<n? it.'! ni"'"*/'"? t looking to the
>:??' k' I..- Ml. /' r,.,"?"iittee from
ov.T ,K.> a. pral" exchanges all
Vv r t-HO Cotir.T: v t . ? ir|.? ^
2? f' ?:]'? fir?n .? \ II* ' ,i?i N'fir.Sii
ti,;v w tu? n?or or
Jfl* r/,r ?iV Produce Exchange a-k
? ... j, . appointment .if a cominlt.
has more than CO signatur"" af.
^N.Mwdui-,ll^'AKv,'r- pr'*vi",,t ?f ,h"
il-, , ^-hanife. declared to
<,o?ntVy'\vasl'\,e^\'^arv.tS "H ?v,?r
BODY FOUND IN RIVER
nelleved lo Mr Ihnt of Mlwt(.nsr yrtT
inii.sloi.er' of th-!t r" "urk c'0",
1''\"oth'hio- for one" month'1 l?
?-I o? h I ?? tr . . i . ^ *i 11 oil. Tho
1 ' ''T'"r ?'-JO II t; has notified Stover's
I....Vv ,U"!" h,ro amJ view the
LONE BANDIT ROBS TRAIN i
r;e?* \9?r,() Innd ,
\ iiMiunt in .levvelry.
fore * ovio'k' !<"'ll"\"1"1- shortly he
I .appf.ireil in the t? i11it ^ of the Pull
| man . ar shops .,r tl.at point. 1
, CONSPIRACY CHARGED
Ollleers ,??| Members' of CUuufT*?r?'
v 1 "Ion Imlletril.
.n.w \ ork, Xoveinher I I The ivrf
?nil grand jury returned eighteen in*
I dici men is this afternoon auainst o I 1
the ? nited States mail In this oltv
I he In.lictmeiits are the outgrowthof
Hit strike here of eliauffeni'^
employ.-,I o? m;lj| The nr,vl
penalty for the olfense Is ^o
,s iinprisonnient and lio.ono fine
AJost ol the men in.lieted ,,re in.der ar
OR. HORRAX DENIES STORY
j Imported ICnanneinenl to Miss M>irKnrc<
,,, , Is False.
(Special to Die Tiiiies-Dispatch 1
Koxloi. November N.-Dr. ?;iii,ert
/0'r"x- house physician of the .
i . ^ "Irichain Hospital to-uitflit il> I
solutely denied the sto V of 1, s en
gagonient to Miss .M area re L tt'iu/n" I
linr a Mto.f,. I- .i ro PilPer eon lain
was tl.n Aro. i 1' f',"P*??"?*'>t. which I
dVMnied ,ia<I of it. Iln
n no dot's not Know ivfiss wu 1
Hon or any of her family 1
< 'rushed to lloiitli.
Allen ll mi!'v ?||"| ;Vov,'",l), r > -I- John I
P.- sVer m, l.'.? ' i^'' X0:x, s ? "?' I
v .'. . Tl "" ' nited States sic-nn.-r
vestal, was crushed to death by' slidlnir
coal In the hunkers of ii" sltip at % I
O clock tills inorninK. The vessel \vn? I
nearing lliis port when a lurch caused I
the coal to slide. burvl..K J la ii lev Tie 1
was dead when dug out. la,l,ey- J,?
Completes Work on
REPORT TO-DAY TO
Republicans Not Yet Ready to
Submit Their Measure?Unan
imous Expression on Non
essentials May Be Sub
[Special to The Times-Dispatch. J
Washington .November 1 1 ?Secretary
Pry an has yielded in his demand that
the Federal reserve not en, to lie Issued
under authority of the administration's
'.'itreney lpw, shall be redeemed either
In V' 1' 1 or lawful nioiifj-.
The most Important action by the
Democratic numbers or the Senate
Currency Committee to-day was to re
cast this provision. As It villi be re
ported to the Senate in the adminis
tration bill, these notes aru to be made
legal tender and payable in gold either
at the reserve banks or the Treasury.
The reset ve for th^se note Issues i?= a
gold requirement of 33 1-3 per cent:
the reserve for deposits. 33 1-:: per
cent In either gold or lawful rnon.-v.
rlie I-.-deral reserve notes inav be used
111 the- r??s?-rves held by the member
? >ar..;s, but not in the reserve of the
The Democratic faction of the rom
mlttee late this afternoon completed
work on the bill and will he prepared
to submit it to t lie fun committee
when It meets to-morrow. The licpub
lican faction announced to-night that
it woul'l be t li ree or four days before
it completes It.-- labors. .Senator Hitch
cock was chosen chairman of Uie ?:ec
tlon of the committee that meets daily
In the rooms of the regular committee,
from which the administration dissen
ters boit'-d when the committee finally
An ho?e.?t effort is to be made bv
the two factions t.. tret together on a
unanimous report on sections relating
i t?.1?",l'llls anrl nonessentials, but there
will be two reports on the fundamen
Talk of A djotirnineut.
Io-iiight thi:i.- was a revival of the
talk or an adjournment. Senator Kern
cxpi essinj; the opinion that an adjourn
ment ut the present M-;-sion probably
would be had on November L'.l.
The Democrats tn-duv reduced the
membership of the Federal Reserve
I.oard to seven, including the Secretary
the I reasury as an ex-oflicio niem
1 'rm of olfict! has been ten
tatively fixed at six years. The pend
ing bill provides that there shall not
be more than one member of the board
from the same regional district, and
that the President shall pay due heed
to geographical divisions in making his
appointments. This has been elimi
nated. Senator o'Ciorman secured nn
amendment teriuirlnp the President, in
ma kin it his selection*. t.? have due re
gard to "the rinancial. commercial and
geographical divisions of the countrv"
, 1,0 Importance of this change of ver
Positive denial was made l>y Derno
ciatic members of the committee of the
i e|^ori i hat they intended to write into
the mil an amendment for the guaran
tee of national bank deposits. It was
stated that during the next session the
national banking laws were to be re
vised and coditied. ami that this sub
ject would be given attention at that
The Republicans, at their session,
adopted an amendment providing that
every member bank, as a matter of
tight, should he entitled to rediscount,
to the extent of Its capital stock, eligi
ble paper heiner offered. No member
bank could rediscount an amount
greater than its capital stock, except
?> paying an additional I per cent on
. e "rat amount, equaling an addi
tional ;.0 per cent of Its capital stock,
ami _ per cent additional Interest on
the second 50 per cent. In no case
would a member bank be entitled to re
uiscotint in an amount more tlinn twice
its capital Btock. without tho express
authority of the Federal Reserve Board.
To He Sold to Public.
(Senera 1 provisions regulating tho en
trance of new banks Into the system
stipulated that additional stock' shall
be issuel ami allotted to an I under
written by the banks, but sol I to the
public as far as possible. Tho Federal
'"'serve Hoard igiven power to re
move any director of a reserve bank
'"'use. after serving notice and --ois
nending him during the period of trial.
file Republican members refuse to
contemplate the possibility of any re
sf i \ e bank with the government bach
J'f it failing. 1'Vr that reason they
nave stricken from the bill ;ill refer
ence to receiver or tbc taking over of
the functions of the bank by the Fed
eral board. The mere inclusion of such
a provision in the law. they hold, sug
gests the possibility of the failure of
I nder the Republican plan, every
national bank is required to decide
within pix months after notice u hello
li intends to -i.tcr tlie new svstem.
W hether il comes into tho system or
"ot. tho national banks will be ro
quired to underwrite the stock and
..'V w Pt'l>lic does not. Hanka
acting as reserve agents must make
In ninety days as to
whether or not they will enter the
system or cease to be reserve agents.
Wi'tb f!n,po1rlnnt Uinendment dealing
with the character of paper for redis
counts was adopted. Six months paper
strletln?i a"7,pt0fi '?-r.ain re
b!rl i ? K,vo ,ho ndvantages
lnrg.lv ,? the rmall country p?,*m
? ?> bank will be permitted to have
nioro than r.Q per cent of its rediscounts
. Paper of that Cass, and In nS case
will any bank bo allowed to redls
of pnpenr?r0 f200'000 <'f ^
e inst drr?ft of thel, measure within
I V,? Wll ma v not
Noveinber a5. h?nate b?f0r0 Sn,,ird"^
M'CONIBS WILL !
NOT ACCEPT POST
| AS AMBASSADOR
Thought It Understood
That He Wants No
TO TAKE POSITION
Thinks It More Fun Getting Jobs
j for Other People?After Tour
of United States With His
Bride Is Going to Get
Back to Hard
[Special to The Tlmes-Disnatch.l
New York. November 14.?William F
McCombs, chairman of tlio Democratic
National Committee, returned from Eti
rope to-day on the Maurctanla with his
. bride, who was Miss Dorothy Wil
liams, daughter of Colonel John R.
Williams, of Washington.
When .Mr. McComba went abroad ho
was run down physically and In need
of a loner rest.
"Big Bill" Edwards. the street clean
ing commissioner, met hirst at the pier
to-day and winced when Mr. McCombs
pave him a hearty handtihuko.
"Say, you've come back* Btrong
rnouKh," said "P.ig Bill," smiling.
The report that he had agreed to he
amtiassador to France was vigorously
denied by Mr. Ah.Combs.
"I couldn't afford an ambassadorship.
The salary ;tt Paris Is only H7,.*00. 1
know of one American ambassador who
haw spent $200,000 the last year, and
another who went over- with SI,500,000
r.nd is now pra?-tieall\ 'brol:e.? "
P.nniliit t le in Drnlul.
"Tou can s;t\ for me, with ail the
emphasis possible, that I am not point?
to be ambafsador to France or to any
other place " said he. "i don't care for
public office, and I thought it was tren
erally understood that I want no ap
pointments offered to me. It's more
fun getting jobs for other people than
holding them yourself. We arc noing
to make a i>ri<lal tour of the l.'nited
?States. and then I'm going' to pot back
to hard work.-'
"Europe unanimously approves of
President Wilson's Mexican policy. This
is especially true of England. 1 can
not understand how the impression trot
abroad that England would <lo any
thing to hamper President Wilson In
his desire to assist our sister republic
in placing her government on a stable
Mrs. McCombs. who confessed her
sympathies for the cause of suffrage
for woman, wanted it understood that
she Ik by no means a militant in the
Pat khurst sense of the word. She said
she was eaper to becin housekeeping,
and added that to-day was the second
happiest day of her life, it being the
occasion of her coming back to her
Kdottk of \o Opposition.
Mr. McCombs was asked if he would
retain the Democratic National Com
"I do not know that any one Is after
my scalp." lie nald.
"Do >ou expect President Wilson will
j "It is a bit early to predict, but Wil
son Is 'making good ' There is no
doubt about that I hear a great deal
of talk about Roosevelt becoming the
Republican nominee in liiju. I believe
he will flyht io>- the place, though
whether the Republicans will name him
I would not attempt to say.
"T said some lime ago that the Pro
gressives would ultimately be swal
lowed up by the Republicans. My
prophecy is coming true."
ROYAL PALM TRAIN DERAILED
Our Hilled, One SrriounlT Hurl, nmt
.Several Others II ruined.
Chattanooga. Tenn. November 14.?
One trainman was killed, one passenger
serionsl v hurt. and several others
painfully bruised, when tlio Royal
Palm, the New Queen and Crescent
limited train between Chicago and
j Jacksonville. Fin., was derailed near
Annadel, Tenn., late this afternoon.
Fireman Oscar Davis wan crushed to
death beneath the overturned engine.
All tlio cotchos but the observation
car left the trick. Mrs. K. B. Phillips,
? of New Castle. Ird., was the most seri
, ously injured of the passengers.
A broken rail wan the cause of tho
lleiitli I.IkI ICenelies Tunil j-'I'ivo,
I iifaula, \la.. November II. An in
MHiry into yesterday's disastrous pus
seiiue.- wreck .?n the Central of Georgia
Raiiwa\ near here, was begun to-day
by 'i commission of rond otlidals.
Deaths among tho injured to-night
had increased tho death toll of tin;
wreck to twenty-two. .Ml wer* red
dents of towns near Eufnula.
APPOINTMENT FOR JUSTICE
| Will He tliulr Spceinl Vsslslnnt liv
I A t (oriiry-Oenernl.
Washington. Novi>inli<>r 11?Attor
I ney-ilencrnI McReynobls to-day an
jnourie.il that lie would appoint K. J
Justice. of North Carolina. as a special
| assistant in tho Department of Jus
tice. Mr. Justice was at one time an
announced candidate against Senator
ll.ee Overman in the primaries to be
held next spring. Ills assignments at
the department have not been deter
There Are Only
More Shopping Days
Virginia Conference In
dorses Rejection of His
GETS MORE MONEY
Endowment Is Increased and
Additional Funds Given for
Current Expenses?John P.
Branch Receives Thanks
for His Gift of $25,000
HV M A.MIR I1A\S
l.ynehburg. November H. Kj ri.-ing
vote, member* of the Vltginia <"onfer
ence of tho Methodist 10 pIsco pal Church,
South, to-day indorsed tho notion of
the minority members of the board of
trustees of Vanderbllt I *nl versify in
voting against acceptance of the *1.
OOo.OOO irift offered lo tlif university's
m? -lira) department by Andrew Car
ii' gb>. They also \ ?> t???I their approval
of the action of the coll. lv of bishops
in yetoint? the action of tin- majority
members of the Va nderbilt board. The
t ??solution offered in this connection
states that the action of Mr. Carnegie
In offering tin gift is appreciated. but
it is regrettable that he surrounded it
with such ?oii'iitions' that it rnnh! nor
bo accepted by the church.
Money for H nmtol pit-Mitcon.
Tin expr- ssion of the conf ren o in
count ctiou with the Carnegie offer
o?tne u| with a repoti of tlu board of
education, which was submitted Ity Dr.
James Cannon. This report ,iUo n r
ommended an enlargement of tho en
dowment of Uandolph-.Macon College
and an Increased appropriation for'its
current expenses This feature of the
report met wit It some opposition, and a
minority report was submitted to the
conference by James \\". Houldln. The
majority report, which had been com
mit ded in a lottor written by John P.
ISranch, of Richmond. was adopted. Mr.
Hranch has recently given i'.'ii.OOO to
Handol pit -Maeon ' 'oIN'^e to bo used in
building the Thomas Hranch Memo
rial Dormitory; and he received the
formal thanks of the conference for his
gift The report, as submitted by 1 >r.
Cat rvoii, follows:
"V our board of education presents re
port number one to the conference for
"Kesolved, first. That the Joint board
of II ranee be. nnd is hereby instructed,
to apportion J."..."''!!! to meet the assess
ment for educational extension and
$12,000 for the benefit of Randolph -
Macon College, which mav he assessed
separately and raised as may seem
wis. on each charge.
"Resolved, second. That out of the
amount raised upon the assessment laid
by lite conference for the benefit of
Handolph-Macon College, the executive
committee of the eo'lege is hereby au
thorise. d to set aside SC.000 per annum
for four years successively for the
permanent endowment fund of the col
lege, the balance of the amount raised
to be used as heretofore for the cur
rent expenses of the college.
"Resolved, third, That we request the
board of trustees of Randolph-Macon
Col lege to develop and strengthen the
courses of instruction offered by the
ebllego for students preparing for the
ministry, so that a tnore thorough
preparation than is possible at present
nia\ bo obtained by students for the
ministry, who are not able to hike a
full course at a theological seminary.
"Resolved, fourth. That while we?
fully appreciate the proposition of Mr
Andrew Carnegie to give $1,000,000 to
the medical department of Vanderhilt
University, and whi'e u-e reeognlr.e the!
value of such a gift to tho cause of
medical science, wo greatly regret that I
in making his proposition. Mr Carnegie
imposed such condition and ttsed such
language as made It Impossible for a
self-respecting church of Jesui Christ
to accept it.
"\\ ?? indorse th? action of the four
minority members of the board of ti ns- I
tees of Vanderhilt University In voting
against the acceptaneo of the gift, with J
the conditions annexed, and we rejoice'
that the college of bishops, on repre
sentation (?>' our church, vetoed the ac
tion of tho majority of the board of
trustees and made such reply to tbo
proposition of Mr. Carnegie as main
tained the self-respect of the church,
vindicated the educational position and
work of our church, and emphasized !
the scriptural doetilne that tho end
does not Justify the means.
< Sinned ) "JAM KK CAWVO.V,
James \\ I'.ouldin, a member of tho
board of education, submitted a min
ority report lo b. submitted for the
recommendation in the tlrst section
of the report of the board, viz, - that 1
the assessment for Randolph-Macon ,
' ollcge be Increased
The minority report contained, also, a
resolution of appreciation to John r
I ranch, of Richmond, for his recent
gift of $25,000 to Randolph-Macon Col
lege. for the building of the Thomas |
l-ranch dormitory, and urged that other I
laymen of the church follow this ex
.^leaking to the minority report Mr
'iouldin said, first, that an increased '
assessment for Randolph-Macon Col
lege would be unfair to other school*
of the conference, which are much in
i.eed of money with which to conduct
iIm ii work. Also, that an increase of
this assessment nt this time would be
unfair to pastors who are receiving
salaries of riot more than $600. ami
must meet heavy expenses In connec
tion with their work.
II ranch l-'uvorn Majority.
I homas Whitehead. Samuel C Match
er and Dr. Cannon spoke In favor of
the majority report Dr. Cannon read '
a letter from John P Hranch. who fav- :
ored the majority, written to Dr. Hatch I
er. secretary and treasurer of the col
lege. and said that Mr. Hranch made j
it known that he would contribute
nothing toward the college until after j
the recent action of the court touching 1
the relation of the college to the con
fcreiien. nnd Dr Cannon then stated I
that the adoption of tho majority re- I
port and the completion of the endow
r,m'l ?>l the college would glvej
(Continued On Second Patjo.)
I GRAND OPERA IN ENGLISH
ftcKlnnia Ur Koven Says TIiIm la I.atrnt
DMflopmfnl In ArrUilo I,If*.
i K?' November 14 ?Tho l-\t?>?t
development In the nrtlstlc liV.A ? r Hfi
wK,C.a" "1 prosent ia thut
N. ?J IV f'!rw a" Krand opera
ni?' Mrp'$u'''I"'??" cla??e? of'peo
IJ Koven declared when ft
demllnilt language everybody un
'-"JiRuaRf. question In tho most
H U,V' ""ualcal world
Kim Mr. He Koven. "There 1m
one?.?'!', ?VR'j'njnt against having our
P .i in ImiuIIhIi. I can state from thn
even ? K nil "f,vlew tllRt KriKllsh is
\i? imi i <'iif 'i National Institute of
?m-. ' . ' ,, rs y ,,u" ?A?,"deinlrlnns.
ti-n....?" ! i' ,, ? '" 0'"' country where ln
stic t ?'? ?, <? Ii.ar'' '" ''I i? entire ro
in liitelr.. .?.T t- J* 'r*-*ide"t 11 leader
,-.r. I. . ln Jtaytnorid I'oln
i * r ,iefideni Wilson ts tho Poln
America, and Folncar'- Is the
U ?... of Franc." said Kobe. t Cud,,':
II... -'<>???ujioii. permanent Aecretarv <>f
tin- academy. - 1
Tin- academy will conclude Its sei
| !nJ>'r"w with t!>.- award of th0
,lii ^vf 11'"i ra' uhU;h- *' "ecrns
Thomas. b? l" Augustus
TAFT VISITS WHITE HOUSE
I U llh'TiL s!,,eee,MHor,."UT *
I'r d I November M.?Former
Udh. es l;,./, vU uIS,t'-<l thn White House
t.. I.: .,.V ,a.n": to Washinifton
Kraphi' Soelot lh? *?"???' <>o
t As th? fortnor President walked nut
?iV:Ttn "l1''r''um!'''1 bv 1,1:1"V Old friends
dav " i, "tcom more pleased each
i' . , i ':,,,:trk.Va' the dignity
i? / ''' l>rot??ssor's life #i
!::? otS. ?\*""Wtrrite r
i ?! , i 11* 11 ? f I onlj once oil President
I. Mir,. ?"? "hitit'l Hoosevelt, on his
Mi T.f ?n A,rica- Wtl his card 3
!net K h^Xeef C,ly* ,""1 '??
FUNK OFFERS REWARD
u ill i'nj S.V.K,,, to Men ?ll|Kher
In -i ! . '''Ior' 1,1 defame him
i wipl-ii Ku!,kl!;,;i. *lv*" "? ">?
if*.Kn."u'ir,y l,"ip ,o ???"?
the 'i't-i-ont'l.?V.1|! nyo^cutliisr witness In
?11 >vl,loh n-.V? foi.nl KUI ii' S
cotispirinir 10 defame Funk 8 ' ?f
I I he caw did not develop the source
Pros' !;., 7"n">- ?'??? I'V Doaahoe In
j l-'uiil* a nil 1'iif' ,if>n.allon ?*iii acainst
. yj'Vt ??,' ,221
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WILL STORM WHITE HOUSE
live IIiiiKlreil SulYrriKKtM Will Hake
I , 11 ''reNldeiil.
J: Pi. ? in I lo The Time.s-I dspatch. I
hin il'i^Il a"' ? Novetnher 1 4. - Five
liui 'hid hu(J rat'ist s from Xew Jersey
?lav 'iiul lelV'Vh r?,rt ,,'xt Motj
, 1 Ih' president thev "want
v !ru": N'??' ' ?in
... ? !> ?l *?Ik d^nionstration to
will i?\V in ! '"oltimhla Theatre, which
All s. H11 eta V'J 11l?lo i?;b, :>l ?! welcome to
i ragette U' e'"tur of tll,! ?uf
Uashinpton will S,MI the SuffrncrPt e
I during n!.r,'aV|! r,,oo,V't ?f t,", thuatre
FAVORS ADEQUATE NAVY
liberal lint (Irxhlp ,)y
K Ihiniels on A\ l|Non.
l"l";cial t?. The Times-1 lis pat eh 1
\\ ash iiKton, Novemher 11 - \ MK
oV;. >. ,;,.,tl|V!!,.'l? '"'ORran, was ?rLed
I?!t Vi'\ Vi'i v U il,s,,n ??>? "??
; ??"? f?v..r?
I in i-st i^a t ion made l?v the Vavv r?.?
pa ri iiienI |::1, convinced M, nKnieN
hat appropriation for at least threo
>- vv warship-. neco.s.saiv to uphold
Slates. S,a,u"?K the I'./u/ji
(,,,1 I he naval i|ii>'sti<?n befoi-..
making the Western trin ti.? .. V
,, 1 11, ? " 1 ?'P- 1 he result
j" ill ? , onterem-o was not ni ul.. i,,,
':mxiuI, tho impression l" ua| ,':
uround that lb.. "|;truer n n v " I. K
Will he ni.nlly de. ,d, d upo,,; pr?Sram
GIRLS THROWN INTO PANIC
IIMre.no,, M?,t l? lt,.N,.?l?K ||IPII) f..rom
II11 I'll I n n ll?i|ii|,,K.
f^p-'.-ia I to I ho Times-1 >ispatch 1
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imlhM,,^ ',M m?-000 dan,aff6 to throe
ENDANGERED WILSON'S LIFE
Motor,,,,,,, >;i"ed?Sf,,r C?r,.Ie? MaJ
,.. . "Il'.llntlo.i of l iir.
J-sl'c<-ia to The Times Dispatch.1
W * * - ? h 111 u toil, November 14 *1
l-'owler. of the" local :
t , , 1 ' ? ? Ml, (II I 11 ?? 1? >,?'t 1
I.,, lion company, was ilii. <l to-dav
fo .Iidanuei,,,^ the lifo Of IVesd'rVt
oVIr'sircId^" nUtUsM maMtr>iihitlon
So??. tiim<; i,KO the president! ,1 nun
mohih; was nearly rui! down by Fo"!^
? \v?im hiissintr f i?r
FURTHER PARLEYS |
NO GOOD UNLESS '
HUERJA GETS OUT,
Efforts Made by Counselors of
Provisional Ruler to Induce
Lind to Reopen Entire Sub
ject Not Successful?Anx- >
iety Shown in Mexico City
Is Favorable Sign.
Washington, November 14.?Instruct
I lions were sent to Charge O'Shaugh
j ness.v to-night indicating to liitn tho
j extent to which the United States will
go in reopening the negotiations with
] those counselors of Provisional i'resi
i dent Huerta, wlio earlier In the ilay
' sought to renew the parleys.
j The anxiety shown by those officials
I close t<> General Huerta was regarded
as a favorable sign by which high of
ficials here, who expected some detinito
'assurances, would be forthcoming quick -
1 ly upon compliance with the American
i demand thnt the new ('nnpress be not
convened and that Huerta ho ellml-?
The position of the American gov
ernment, however, is that unless sotne
! tiling definite is promised by th.?
1 iluerta officials the resumption of tho
negotiations would be fruitless
The Washington government will/
not resume negotiations with those of
\ clals close to Iluerta, who arc now
j urging further parleys, until as
suranees can he given of Provisional
j President Huerta's Intention to resign.
Status of Situation.
This was the status of the Mexican
situation late to-night. 10 (Torts by
counsellors of Huerto to induce John
; I.lnd nt Vera CrtiR to reopen the en
tire subject had not been successful
? to a late hour, it was reported here,
Mr. Laliul refusing to go back to Mo\i
' co City unless some detlnlto promises
j were forthcoming from General
Chairman Bacon, of the Foreign Re
lations Committee, in discussing dis
patches from Mexico City stating that
Huertas' counsellors were seeking to
reopen the negotiations, declared that
I the only condition upon which that
j could be done would be the complete
surrender of Huerta.
Though administration officials eon
I tinned to be optimistic over the sup
' port they were getting from the great
: powers abroad, they did not discuss
j tho situation In Mexico City beyond
' Indicating again that Huerta's elimi
nation was inevitable.
I >ls patches from Constitutionalist
headquarters at Xogales, Sonora, an
, nouncing General Carranza's absolute
refusal to accept any "transaction"
with foreign nations looking toward
a regulation of Mexico's internal af
fairs. was not commented upon by
' government officials here. It was sug
gested in some quarters that General
Carranza's declaration was Intended
j chiefly to allay any feeling in Mexico
that he was entering into alliances
with the United States, a situation
that might he made an issue, it is
realized here, and develop discord
i among his followers.
>o Ofl'er of Mediation.
The Washington administration,
however. through William Bayard
Hale, it ifi stated on the authority oC
persons in President Wilsons confi
dence, has never offered mediation or
' any other interference with a view
? toward regulating Mexico's internal
t affairs. The sole purpose of tho par
leys through Mr. Hale. it is pointed
| out. has been to obtain assurances of
? protection for all foreign interests in
the event that embargo on arms is
Secretary Bryan exchanged mcs
I sages to-day with ?'harg? < ''Shaugh
nessy about the reported concessions
which members of Huerta's official
i family have intimated lie would make
! to the I'nited States.
Oilicials wt re silent about the Inner
I negotiations, but were optimistic. It.
! would not surprise official circles if an
' announcement of Huerta's Intention to
resign were withheld until satisfac
tory arrangements <ouhl he made for
the choice of a provisional successor
acceptable to the Constitutionalists.
Declines lo 'I'nlk.
Mr. Bryan declined to say what
course of action the United States
! would pursue ii -he Mexican Congress
wore convened to-morrow, in the tac.i
of represc.i?.atiixix by this government
thai it will not recognize any of that
bod\ s acts as legal
Satisfaction over the Knglish atti
tude was the 1 asis of a fcling oC
| optimism in official circles to-day .
It became known tiiat there had
been the frankest i'ltt rehenge of views
Net ween tho I'nited States and nng
land. no! only through Vmbnss.idor
Page abroad, but In Washington a:i
Only 11 ?it !'-t 'on \ i need.
| Mexico City. November 14 President
I Huerta's attitude toward the demands
?of the I'nited States that In make way
for a new g<>\, rnnient is that of one
'only half-convinced, notwithstanding it
few of his closest advisers are urging
that he .?< ? cile.
The representatives of tills element
in the Cabinet conferred lo-day with
Nelson < I'Shaugluiessv. tin Vmerh aii
charge d'affaires, but were given no
assurances that President Wilson has
unlx nt sufficiently to warrant hope that
the negotiations will be reopened. In
spite of this, however, those friends of
iluerta who now arc convinced that
the United States government Is not
"bluffing," believe they will yet he abb:
to brliq,- about the desired changes in
time to prevent a complete rupture of
diplomatic relations. This conviction Is
based upon the facC that Washington
has not put Into effect Its implied
threats to remove the embassy or any
new course of action.
Sir l.tonel Carden, the British minis
ter, has conveyed t?? Huerta an intima
tion that tho United States Is earijcirt
in its Intentions, and is said to have
told the Provisional President that tho
British government is disposed to back
tl ?? T'nit' d States morally.
For publication, Sir l.iom l was reti