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ANDERSON, S. C.k FRIDAY MORNING? MAY 8,1914.
PRICE $1.50 THE YEAR.
A NEW TRIAL
STANDS IN SHADOW OF THE
GALLOWS FOR MURDER
OF FACTORY GIRL
DEFENDANT COOL
Whether Appeal Will Be Made to
State Supreme Court Not Giv
en Out By Detente
(By Associated Pness) k
Atlanta, May G.-Denial of the de
fense's plea for a new trial for Leo
M. Frank, the factory superintendent
under sentence of death tor the mur
der of fourteen year old Mary Phagan,
was made here tody by Judge Benja
min' H. Hill, of the superior court.
; |M
Action ls Prompt.
The- court's action was taken ira
TTW?<i1nf ply nf for fha CC2C??I2?CI? C? "JJU"
monts by attorneys for the defense,
which followed the completion of evi
dence introduced by tho defense and
tho State. Judge Hill indicated that
he u?u D?? cai u to hear arguments
from the State's counsel.
N?ws of the latest reverse was tak
en immediately to Frank, who ts con
, find in the county jail awaiting final
action in hhs case, which has been in
the courts continually for more than
a year. His wife was with him at the
time.
"I had expected that action," said
tho factory superintendent, "I havo
? nothing to say now but I may later."
Will Grant Exceptons.
No written opinion was made by
Judge Hill in delivering bis decision.
He announced, however, that he would,
grant a bill ot exceptions to the
tense by which the case may be l
to the state supreme: court and
he would then prepare-a written opln.
ion.
be considered.
No formal announcement regarding
the appeal was forthcoming from the
defendant's counsel tonight. It waa
not known whether it would bo 'do*
layed until after a decision 1B obtained
on another ponding motion which asks
the annulment of the verdict on ac
count of the absence of Frank from the
court room when ft was returned.
Annulment Motion Saturday.
Hearing on the annulment motion
was set for Saturday by Judge Hill
today. The defense alleges that the
returning of the verdict against Frank
while he was absent from the court
room violated the constitutional rights
of the defendants.
Absence of the defendant waa agreed
to by two members of Frank's coun
sel and was suggested by L. fi. Roan,,
the presiding judge at the trial.- fi
was feared by the judge that physical
violence might be. inflicted on Fratik
by persona In the audience in case a
verdict of acquittal was returned. 'The
annulment motion was filed by law
yers*, who had no connection with tho
argument .
The extraordinary motion for a 'fitew
trial overruled today was based on
the claim of newly discovered evidence
and criticized methods used by'per-j
sons connected with the preparation'of
the case for the state. Many of the
affidavits presented reflected on James
Conleyv the negro factory aweepcr,
Who was convicted as an accessory
after the murder.
In-ita counter showing, the state in
troduced sworn statements r?pudiation
gnnv nf the eifi?av?ts and ch ir i i
that'improper means, including bribe
offers, had been used In obtaining th?
reputed new evidence. Forgery was
charged in some instances.
Is Third Denial.
Today waa the third time that a new
trial had been denied Frank. A prev
ious appeal waa refused in boto tafe
superior court and in the state bu
nreme court. Information was then
gathered for the extraordinary mo
tion which was denied today.
Frank nae twice been sentenced to
hang, the execution In each case be
ing stayed by motions for a new triai.]
He was convicted by the jury oft the)
first ballot, August 25, 19, Vend sen
tenced to be banged on ? .tobar 10.
When final dental of the first motion
for a new trial was made by the state
supreme court bis execution again waa
set for April 17,1914.
. On April 16 the extraordinary mo
tion for a new trial was flie?, auto
matically staying h's execution. At
the same time the motion for sn annul.
ment nf the verdict was filed. In caa?
both motions are finally lost tty toe
V derense a new date for the ex?cution
[ Vt'll I fyfs BCt
The body of the factory fifi was
I fAim fi in t!ie hajt?fnftnt of the National
noil ? o?iiD?Dv her? on UM morning i
[ of April 27, 1913. She had been a truck
j over tte bead and afterward strangled.
\ Frank had charg? of th? pencil ftus
I lory.
i
JACKSONVILLE CORDIALLY
GREETS VISITING OLD
SOLDIERS
RETURN OHIO FLAG
Governor Cox Invites Next Con
federate Reunion to Be Held
In Ohio SUte Capital
(By Associated Press.)
Jacksonville, May 6.-Welcoming
addresses and responses, the return
or a captured battle flag to a delega
tlon of Ohio Union veterans, and a
multiplicity of social diversions were
features i of the formal opening here
today' of tho, United Confederate Vet
erans' twenty fourth annual reunion
Bright weather prevailed throughout
t hi> ti n v nn/J thniiG?nHa Visitors
poured into the city to participate in
and. witness the reunion.
Return Ohio Flag,
No feature of the day surpassed the
simple ceremonies attending the pre
sentation tonight of a 76th Ohio battle
flag to personal representatives of
Governor James M. Cox, of Ohio, by
Colonel O. M. Scott, commander of
Camp Jones, United Confederate Vet
erans, ot Alabama, and Mrs. T. Ran
dolph Leigh, of Montgomery. The flag
waa captured by the First Arkansas
Regiment of Confederate soldiers at
the battle of Fungoid) Gap In 1863, and
later was turned over to the Alabama
veterans
Governor Cox sent George F. Burba,
of Columbus, Ohio, and a delegation
ot Ure Union veterana to receive the
flag. In the letter which they brought
from the governor of Ohio en invita
tion wa*-extended to the Confederate
veterans to rio Jd their next reunion on
the ntate grounds at Columbus.
?we ls Cordial.
"ss
?MaWsF^rere weicbin-1
. e and city-;.fey .Governor?
Trammel I Representativo Clark dst}'
Mayor Swoaring?n. Responses Were I
made by General Bennett H. young,'
commander in chief of the United.Con
federate Veterans, and General George
P. Harrison, commander of the de
partment of-Tennessee.
Reference' tb' the 'impending crisis
in Mexico was ffade in the welcoming
speeches OL' both Governor Trainmen
and Representative Clark. The former
assurred the veterans that "our men
would at a moment's call gladly rally
to the flag, and again, undaunted, face
death upon the battlefield."
Representative Clark, that "the boys
of the South are only walting for a
summons, and If lt should unhappily
come, our full quota will be promptly
furnished and no braver troops will
m rch to the attack of the Huerta
soldiers than the sons of those who,
S'ly years ago, unflinchingly followed
She fortunes of the stars abd'bars.'! ,
in his /responso General Bennett IL
Young, Commander In chief of the
tinned Confederate Veterans, paid high
tribute to thc- soldiers of f lorida woo
participated in the war ; between the
states as Confederate soldiers. -
Florida"*? "^aded.
"Proportionately headed," he, said,
"no state rent more men Into the arm
ies of the Confederacy. In I860 Flori
da had Only 78,000 white people, and
yet abe sent eleven regiments of ia
fantry and organised for local defense
almoat as msny more.
"It is a great pleasure for the sur
vivors of the Confederate army to
meet here in the Met ropo", ls of Florida
"Ve cannot forget that Florida pro
portionately ?ivCB roon; tuoKfsy for
penalons to the Confederate soldiers
th?n any ether state.
-The splendid hospitality extended
to this 24 th reunion, the glad end Joy.
ons welcome which ls everywhere ac
corded, wi!! make your visitors always*]
Seel kindly to the citizenship of your
entire* state."
Many .social features of the reunion,
took place today. One of the most
spectacular events was the parade of
the maids and sponsors. Routine busi
ness sessions were held by the Sons ot
Veterana . .
FJET1 VAL AT aPABTASBPBO
initial Performance Given at Con
verse' College Last Night -
(By Associated Press.)
Sp?rtanburg, May ?.?With Ricardo
Mirtin. Charles W, Clark, Mm* Cecile
Ta n a and Mrs A. ti. Rlotcky HS SO~
lo'sts, the first performance of the
twentieth annual Sou tn Atlantic Stai
ns Music Fest!'a! was given at Con
v-?ts.? College in {.'*. ' 'Cavalierly
Rrui.iana" and msc. cf "PagltacrP
wJire presented in concert form.
Tao Converse Coi ego Choral flo
ri . cf 230 vo}3?> and the Hiircv-il.
IA-I fierra Hettie fh?fctsisr - \x'.: Stich,
ari.' Hap oman. cOeVicf or. assisted in
the performance. The audience was
drawn from half a desea states. The
fagan M will conilnse through Friday.
RULES REVISION
-- .
SUCH ACTION IS RECOM
MENDED BY CONFER
ENCE AT AUGUSTA
ARBITRATION PLAN
Another Suggestion is That Drafts
Be Paid When Due Instead
Of Waiting Three Days
(By Associated Press.)
Augusta, Ga., May 6.-Thc National
Cotton Conference adjourned today af
ter recommending revision of the
"Carolina mill rules" and the "New
England terms of buying and selling
cotton."
To Meet With tithers.
To meet with the heads of organi
zations represented in the New - En
gland agreement, composed of the
Arkwright Club, the' New England
Cotton Buyers' Association and the
Pail River Association, to present the
revisions as adopted and urge their
acceptance by those organizations; a
committee was appointed composed of
J. S. Hall, of Augusta; John 8. Hale,
of Meridian, Miss., Cotton Association;
H. R. Gould, of the New Orleans Cot
ton Exchange; J. A. Law of Spar
tan burg, ar '". C. Lawson, represen tr
lng the Wsv ^*ton Exchange and the
Texas Cot toa Association.
Carolina Bales Change.
In the Carolina Mill rules the prin
ciple revision is that which makes
drafts payable when due instead of
three days thereafter and providing
that mills bear the expense of re
weight of cotton in all instances
where sellers' weights are found to
be correct upon reweigbt at the mills.
The revision in the New' England mill
rules permits delivery differences to
KV the ajrerage differences between
giades af existing in New York, N
Memphis and Augusta e
tho buyer
and seller are to select an arbitrator;
each end-then a third if the two cnn
uui agree, the agreement to be made
within thirty days pr finally determin
ed by the president of the manufac
tura' asociation in the state wherein
the mill is located. Ali expense in
volved is to be set against the party
l?s??B ibo arbitration, but malters
of length of staple and specific grade
are to arbitrated only in New Orelans
or Vicksburg.
TWO ARE SLAIN
NEAR YUHKVILLE
Fatal Battle Is Result pf One Par
ty Think? ^ Other Was Rev-.
(By Associated frets.)
Charlotte. May 6.-J, K. Walts, and
Pink Dover were brained with a
home-made bat by Thad E. Turney at
the .homo of Jim Mack, a negro of
York county South Carolina last night
at about half past ll o'clock says
a special.iroro YorkvUle, tonight.
it seems ?nat from nie evidence,
which is hazy, that Wells and Dover
mistook the Torneys for revenue of
ficers and fired on them, their fire
being returned and the deadly bat
being brought Into {day,
A coroner's jury; found that the
dead men were killed by blows from
?he bat in tb/* hands of Thad E. Tur
ney, who accompanied hy his father
J. Ed Turney. had left hts horse and
vehicle at the negro's house and gone
f(shina in a creek nearby.
The Turney's surrendered to offi
cers today and are th Jail at Yorkville,
Greenville Harte 8how On
Greenville. May 9 - Famous horses
from Kentucky,' Tennessee, Georgia.
North Carolina and South Carolina
were shown today at the opening of
the eight annual Greenville Horse
snow., Again tonight over a well
lighted ring, horses of ?very class
were shown. Valuable prizes and
cups are offered and the keenest in
terest ia being shown.
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o Port au Prince, Hay: *.-The o
o National Bank tonight ?Mlvane- o
o ed to the Ha?tien government o
n $62,000. the amount of the in- o
o demnlty claimed by Mr. Peters, o
o ? British subject, -Rhone saw a
o mili had been destroyed by fire o
o during -the Locante rebellion. o
v xse payment had hean de- o
? (jiuudtxi ioday in ah ultimatum o
o from the British di??C?S&iic rep- o
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Photo copyright, 1914, by Amerfcan.Pi
'^?J-B^HIS photo shows tho dead 1
*Tsnsncrtcd from thc
the harbor. In the fl?at3
forces tost twelve t?llea :
fered a loss ot ISO killed and many' woi
IEY WRITES
THE PRESSENT
Former Secretly of[ \Sm<
Why He Cannot jHH
Reserve* Board .jg
t^By Assoc!ate4 Press.) ,V
.?. Washington. May C.-President Wit-j
son today recciredrRmharkV -.Otoey's !
letter in which triff fqrm??l^eefflitw^ ?
of state declined ' 'tue; ?ovcsacasfclpNpf? ?
the federal reserv?lbonrdV*lt was dat
de at Boston andrCaus/- 1.
r"My dear Mr.'Prea?de??t: , '?
- "I feel honored quite beyond .words'
by your letter of tho thirtieth ultimo,
by tbe Important offer and by the
friendly expression of confidence
which accompany tho offer.
''But the act of congress which very
federal reserve board-to give hts en
properly requires each .member of the
tire t'mo tu hi* work, is an insuper
able obstacles to my acceptance vii tho
offer. In tfee Course of a long life I
have, in various instances, assumed
dutlee and undertaken trusts, which,
from their' personal nature, cannot be
properly devolved upon others.
"If the conclusion I have' come to is
a disappointment to you, I greatly re
gret lt.' But you can hardly be sor
rier than I am, that I am able to do
so little in aid of on administration
whose first year of achievement makes
lt one of the most notable the .country
has ever known.
"Trusting that you will not suffer
your health and strength to be im
paired-by the strain of the unusual
difficulties now attending the dniles
of your great Office. I am,
"Sincerely yours,
(Signed) "Richard Olney."
TAMPICO ATTACK
NEAR AT HAND
I Rebels Rushing io Strike Stow
There, ?a News Refugees,]
Bring to Texas
(By Associated Press.)
Brownsville, Tex.. May fl-Befugees
from Monterey tonight said repairs on
the San Juan river bridge between
Monterey and Montermorclos. wera
being rushed to facilitate the rebel
movement against Tampico.
In Matamores there ls a very defi
nite, feeling apparent that grave re
sults for the future of ?.o constitu
tionalist cause, hinge on the T?utp?c?
attack.' There was no news available
tonight of the victory of General Cen
sales' troops near Saltilo.
Refugees, said the Monterey rebels
were apparently awaiting the arrival
of reinforcements ' from ' the west
where Villa's forces were reported
drawing in on Saltillo and that heavy
fighting was expected SR anytime.
r Villa Leeks Ammunition.
, New York, May 8.-General Villa
?Will kai? a shortage of ammunition
in his projected attacks against cen
trai M?.I?- eiticc Judging from tbs
large quantities ?ai ammunition, or
dered, yet undelivered*, Ia New York
?fuis company ornees.
None of these shipments I md been
delivered owing to the replacing of
thc emb?ri?> on arms.
>ead From Vera
o American Ship
ese Association.
ot three of Uncle Sam's heroes being
??ra Gfua io one of the battleships tn
npt* fighting at Vera Crux the American
'tr wounded, whit? th? Moxlcunn ?nf.
ON-McADOO
bum: TODAY
Ail Arrangcmento Made For Event
Which Will 5e Private At
White Hovae
Washington. May- 6.^-The .white ,
house tpulghl was the scene of a faml- <
ly r?onwn and gathering of .close }
friends, hgre for tho wedding toraor- .
row of Miss Eleanor Randolph Wilson ?
youngest daughter of the president {
and Mrs, Wilson, to Secretary Mc- j
Adoo.
Hiss Wilson's six girl chums, wno ;
Will be her bridesmaids, wero guests ?
st tho white ho uso tonight. They are ,
Miss Helen Hunter, Portsmouth, Va.;
Miss Henrietta Stadelman. Wilming
ton, Del.; Miss Marjorie Bro-.n. At
lanta: AU?r ?ue=.r. Fine and Miss Eli
zabeth Duffield, Princeton. N. J.; and
Mrs. Crudes K^'lo^n. Athens'. Penn
The marriage license was obtained
late today by I.H.Hoover, the veteran
chief usher at tho white house. The
age of the bridegroom waa* given as
60 and that of Miss Wilson at 24. The
Rev. Sylvester \Y. Beach', Of tho First
Presbyterian church at Princeton, N.
J., waa named at the clergyman for
the occasion.
Gifts from .friends continued to ar
rive during the day. The senate's
wedding gift, a bracelet of diamonds,
ret in platinum, costing $1,000. was
Bent to the white house tonight.
HE LIVED AT TORREON
Rev. W.8. Byers of Townville Deeply
Interested la War Hatters.
Rev. W. S. Myers of Townville, who
was in the city yesterday, waa master
mechanic of the Mexican International
Railway at'Torreon for iv?o years and
he was deeply interested in all of the
battle news. He saye that Villa's army
had a difficult task to capture thc city,
having to cross an arid mountain, nnd
it the federals had not become scared
he doe? not see how it could have been
?ir com pl ls li ed. .
afr. Myers will be one of the speak
ers at the Sunday School convention
to be held at Clemson College Sat
urday and he invites the workers' of
Anderson to onie as Dr. Carman and
other well, known speakers will be on
the program.
Capt Mark's Body Poand.
Norfolk, May 6.-The body of Cap
tain J ."fe. Marka who was murdered on
board his schooner Mary Inez in
Chesapeake Ray last-November, wa??
found in a fish pond near Guynu In
land, according to reports received
lb this city tonight. A targe amount of
?aoiiey waa found in a secret pocket In
his undershirt /
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(By Associated Press
Washington, May 6.-A presi
dential sum m el' home at Mount
Weather, high un ' in the Blue
it Ridge mountains, about sixty
ft miles from Washington, waa
? proposed in a bill introduced
o today by Representative Carlin o
ft ot Virginia. o
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REBEL BANNER
&RMS OF INSURGENTS GEN
ERALLY SUCCESSFUL IN
SOUTHERN MEXICO
HOWARD CONFIRMS
Funston Told To Lengthen HU;
Line, But Not To Assume the
Aggressive At Vera Cruz
(Fly Associated Press)
Washington. May. 6-While the
Mexican situation was outwardly calm
today ponding the formal opening of
the conference of South American
mediators at Niagara Falls, Canada,
an May 18, there continued an active
undercurrent of discussions and pre
parations for the peace plans and at j
the same time definite reports roach,
sd the constitutionalist headquarters
af sweeping victories of their forces
near San Luis Potosi and other points
(ar south of Saltillo, where it waa
thought their next big battle would
occur.
Bebels Win Victories.
The news of the constitutionalist
successes reached here tn dispatches
(rom General Carranza to Raphael
Zeubaran, minister of the Interior, In
the constitutionalist cabinet, "'ho had'
a direct wire put up to tha headquar
ters of General Carranza ta Chihua
hua today. General Carran zn's me.
rages showed that three converging I
campaigns were inactive operation, (
each within three hundred miles of
Mexico City. General Obregon with
15,000 men waa operating from the
Pacific coast side, had captured ail: the
lutervawng territory, waa beseiging ?
Mazatlan, and was threatening Mexico
City fron\the weet.
AnotberNprWan, ^Jenarsl Carranza
?MStiiltea?
which ts
i north, of Mexico City, This
he southernmost point which the
eons?t?uoaallata have reached in
Central Mexico and with the army
BOW attacking Tampico, they declare
that the general advance on the Mex
ican capital ia to be made within u|
tow weeks from three sides. The sig
nificance of tlioso constitutionalist]
victories lay in thc fact that the ter
ritory is rar south of Saltillo and only I
300 miles from Mexico City on tho |
south.
Howard - Confinas Carranca
General Carranza's report of thal
plight of the federals waa coincident
with the reports from Rear Admiral
Howard, who stated that a laud and
sea engagement was carried on, the
constitutionalists firing rifles from
Pedrio Island while the federal gun
boat was aiding thc shore batteries.
Aside froth the notable constitution
alist success, the chief military devel
opment ot the day was the authorisa
tion to Genoral Funston to extend his |
lines at Vera Crux, as might be needed |
for defensive purposes without, how
ever, undertaking as aggressive op
erations. A report also came from
fieneral Funston that he could secure
DO definite Information as lo the
movements by the federals under Gen
eral Maas, but he construed What they |
were doing as being merely defensive.
No further reinforcements have been I
Introduced to Vera Crux, nor has
there been any sign of General Wood |
moving to the front to assume com
mand.
Congress In the Ring.
Congress again came into the Mex
ican situation tdday when a caustic |
lebate occurred in the senate overi
the resolution cf Mr. Irtpptlt, of
Rhodo Island, asking President WU- j
son for isfermatier as to hts report
ed designation of Pancho Villa for
aext chief of the country. The motion
was tsbled by a vive voce vote, but
sot until Senator Ldppttt had dis
cussed "Villtaneous Villa," the landing
st Vera .Crux and other incidents.
Mexico also crept Into the debate
an the repos1 of the Panama tolls ex
emption act when . Senator Bradley of
Kentucky declared that the repeal was
the result of watchful waiting in Mex
ico. . .
The mediators completed their
plana for holding the sessions in Ni
igara Falls. Ontario. Headquarters
will be established In a leading ho
tel. The mediators with their secre
taries, stenographers, ?etc., will make
I party of about flftren. They will
leave here on Msj 1* to prepare for
opening conference Monday.
The Huerta delegates are expected
to srrlvs by way of Montreal, coming
hence to Wagara Falls.
Army Surgeons Notified.
New York. May ?.-Twenty physi
cians and surgeons, who are first lieu
tenants 1? the medical reserve corps
jf the army, have been requested by
Surgeon General Gorgas to hold them
selves In read Inas for active duty.
rh? medical reserve corps was organ.
?ed rovers! years ago to supplement
the regular army surgical corps-4S
.ase of wsr.
Li?
_
WILL RETAIN NAME OF METH
ODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
SOUTH, TOO
BIG MEETING IS ON
Bishops and Prominent Delegates
From All Over the United .
State at Oklahoma City
(By Associated Prese.)
Oklahoma City, May 6.-To a select
committee of fifteen will be given the
task of solving for tho church the
situation caused by Uie recent decision
of tito supreme court of Toni^pnW ra, '
moving Vanderbilt University from'.the
dinect jurisdiction* of Methodist .Kpla
copal Church, South.
nivnrre Va?'I' rb?? V-.
This action wa? taken at the opeb
ing session today- of tiio seventeenth I
quadrennial conference of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church, South, after
the college of bishops, ip. un address
read- by Bishop W. A. candler of At
lanta, expressed 'the opinion that, In
view of the decision of the court "leav
ing to the church only a mere shadow
or connection with the university,t the
church would not be justified "in any'
further attempt? to direct ita: affairs
or assume responsibility for it.".
?Departing fron? the usual cnsiutw iii?
conference adopted a resolution' today
making equal the ministerial and'lay
representation oh the various stand
ing committees. Heretofore . several
committees, especially the committee
on Episcopacy were composed entire
ly of clerical delegate?. The neces
sary rearrangement pi committees di*,
arranged the day's program and the
mading of the report or tho bishops On
the constitution of the church waa de
f*?riv.d until tomorrow.
i el?gates from, -S? annual oonier
e?*iea-a?at>HSwe-<hsg ft ?Kioidiur^tMC^
>Vs attended the *i*t<???Mri?ae-*Mfcr
genernl conference- which' will he te
session there weeks/
Bishop Wilson presided today. Each
of the other, iv.vilVe bishops wm pro
ride during the. conference ht the or
der ot their seniority.
Tonight addresses of welcome were
responded to by Bishop Hendrix ot
Kansas City.
The Bishop's Letter.
The address of the bishops, or gen
eral superintendents of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South, containing
as lt did, a review of the work of the
past f=ur years and recommendation*
os to changes in laws, practice? and
other mattera affecting the church?
waa the center of Interest ot the
opening o ft lio conference. It eon*'
fained more than 20,000 %words.
While the address reviewed the re
organization of tho' .missionary; de- ,
na ri ?no nt of'the 'church, ordered . at
the conference in Asheville,, in 1910;
reported action ' on the . question of
federation with the Methodist Episco
pal Church, and discussed tbe.questlon
of "laity rights" for women, special
attention waa given to the bishops' po
sition in regard to'Vanderbilt Untrer J
s I ty at Nashville.' After several year?
of litigation, following 'efforts of a
church commission to reach a satisfac
tory settlement of the question of the
Methodist. Church's control of the Uni.
versity, the Tennessee supreme court
recently decided the church, through
its bishops did not control the school.
During the four year period now
ended, it was. pointed out, the increase
in membership was 171,237; the in
crease in profits from the church pub.
llshing houses at Nashville, Dallas anti
Richmond, was $116,760.87.
Ne Change ?I ?ame. ?
The bishops reported that the ques
tion ol changing the name of the
church to "The Methodist Episcopal
Church In America" had been submit
ted to the annual conferences during
1918 and was not approved, 3,991 vot
ing against the chance and 1.385 la
favor of lt.
Deny Women? Bights.
On the question of "laity rights" for
women, the cause for a widespj^aa?
discussion at the MIO eonferattee: ?j
address declared :
"Exoerieno! ena? tte ed .?? !fl
the view which we expressed foal1
years ago in th? bishops* address at I
Asheville. We have reason to believe
that the demand for thu kind of
equality is not in harmony with the
general sentiment of the women ot
our church. We believe, ?urtherm?re,
that the spirit ot this movement la
against the view which oar people at
large have held and still in regard ta
women's ulaco in the church and la
society, and that auch a step would
not, therefore, make tor the j sate?
efficiency of our church aa . whole ta
any of the regions occuplei by it."
Blrdaiaa Ia lUBeJ.
Karat. Marrooco, May av4tieni?M"t
Saint Lague waa Wiled roday when tho
French army aeroplane capsized ana
tell 1,200 feet after a scouting ex
pedition OH inst host'lo Moros.

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