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"RICHMOND. VA.. WEDNESDAY nrTrvRT?T? OX 101C nvixrt^T inn n a
French ^Troops Sweep For
ward Over Front of Four
and One-Half Miles.
'laces for Which Crown Prince
Paid Thousands of Lives
|?atit Munition Stores In I'mlerfjro^ml
Vaults and Fortresses
f By !
I< O .V D O ,Vt October 24.?.Switching
offensive from the Sorninc region,!
n France?possibly as a counter to the ?
tdvanco of the Teutonic allies in the
JobruOJa region of Koumanla ? the
?'rench have smashed the German line
|iorth and northeast of Verdun over a
'rout of four and one-third miles,
penetrating it along Its entire length,
the center gaining a distance of
Itcail.v two miles.
Preceded by a violent bombardment, j
:uch an marked the great attacks and '
rounterattacks during tbe days when ,
/erdun was the focal point in world
nterest, the offensive was delivered
ipproxlmately from the eastern bank i
it the Meusc River, near Bras, east- j
.vard to the Dainloup battery.
When night fell the village and fort
>f iJjuauniout. in the center, were In
he Hands of the French, while on th?*lr
eft wing the Frenchmen had pushed
|heyo:id Thlaumont and captured the
fiaudrornont quarry and taken up po- j
itlons along the llras - Douaumonl
road. On their right wing consider
ible progress also had been made from
Douauinont to Damloup. More than
'{.f,"-i prisoners and quantities of war.
naterial were captured hy the French.
TO ill SM.t.VS AM) ItOlllAMA.VS
In the Hobrudja region of Houmanta
the Cermana. l'.i: Italians and Turks
are giving no rest to the Russians and
Houmaniaus, who continue in retreat
along the entire front from the Black
Sea !?> the Danube itlver, although at!
Koine points they are vigorously op- '
posing the advance of the Invaders.
ltachova. on the river a short dis-j
tame below Tchernavoda. and Medjidle. I
on the railway midway between Tcher-J
navoda and Constanza, have fallen Into
the hands of the Teutonic allies. In
the latter region cavalry is pursuing
the retreating Russo-Kournanian forces
well t>> the north of the railway line.'
More than 0.700 prisoners have been
taken bv Field Marshal von Macken- !
Constantinople reports the operations
of Tuikish submarines in the Black
Sea v.ir the Houinanian const in the ;
sinking 01 a 3,0ii0-tou Roumanian
transport and sailing supply ships
hound for Constanza with provisions.
I'reileal, to the southward of Kron- i
stadt. on tho Transvlvanian front. have !
been ruptured by the Austro-Cerman
forces, according to Itcrlln. and the '
resistance t.f Roumania in the Rothen- j
thurnt I'nss. sotith of Ilermannstadt, '
has been broken. Bukharest an- j
nounces that, Ir? an attack along the!
entire Oltuz region, the Roumanians J
captured several hundred prisoners and !
ten guns.
Front the Baltic Sea to the Car-,
path!an Mountains, a period of com- i
parative calm again has set in.
On the Austro-1tallan front the Aus- i
f.rian and Italians at variotts points. ?
especially in the Aslngo plateau, in I
the Sugana valley. In the Plava sector J
of the middle Isonzo. and on the Carso {
front, are vigorously bombarding op
posing positions.
The Serbs in the Cerna region of the ;
Macedonian front have put down a !
German-Bulgarian attack, and them- '
selves delivered a thrust which was re- '
warded by the capture of several I
trenches. In the Dolran sector the
British also captured a Teutonic allied
trench. Floods are interfering with
the operations on the Struma front.
1" our British and four Norwegian
steamers have, been sunk by subma
rines or mines. The tonnage of the
British steamers sunk aggregated
12,2!)1. ^
I ny AssocintPil Press. 1
PARIS, October 21.? In a powerful
series of attacks on the Verdun front
the French have captured the village
rind fort of Douauinont, advanced be
yond the Thlaumont work and farm,
and occupied also the Ilaudromont
quarries, north of Verdun, according
to the bulletin issued by the War
Ofllco to-night. The prisoners cap
tured and counted thus far number
3,500. The text reads:
"On the Verdun front, after intense
artillery preparation, an attack on the
right bank of the Meuse was* laiftiched
[it 11:40 A. M. The enemy line, at
tacked on a front of seven kilometers
(four ami one-third miles), was broken
through everywhere to a depth which
iit the center attained a distance of
Ihreo kilometers (nearly two miles).
"The village and fort of Douaumont
ire In our hands.
"To the left, our troops, advancing j
beyond the. Thlaumont work and farm,
rushed the Ilaudromont. quarries and!
established themselves nlong tho road
from Bras to Dounumont,
"On the right of tho fort our line
?tins to north of La Caillette wood,
(long tho western outskirts of the vll
age of Vatix and the eastern border
(Continued-oil Third-Pn?r<TT
Action Based on Statement Said
to Have Been Given to
SUM OF $100,000 ASKED
Sequel to National Committee's\
Charge of Secret Agreement
With Hughes.
f My AxsocMtrd J
NKW YORK, October *24.?Vance Mc
Cormlck, chairman of the Democratic
National Committee, was served late
to-day with a summons and complaint
In a second suit for libel brought
against Itirn by Jeremiah A. O'Leary,
one of the heads of the American In
dependence Conference.
The action, which Is for 1100.000, Is
I based on it statement Mr. McCormlck
i i
; is said to have given to the news- |
! papers oil Monday. This statement, it
i was asserted, was In connection with
! charges by the Democratic National ,
Committee that a secret agreement
was made between O'Lcary and his [
associates and Charles K. Hughes,
Republican presidential nominee, by
which Mr. Hughes made speeches to
conform to "demands" of the Ameri
can Independence Conference.
dreary's first suit against the'
chairman of the Democratic National
Committee was based on a statement
Mr. McCorinick was Bald to have made;
concerning O'J^eary after tiie latter
had sent a telegram to President Wil- I
son criticizing his administration. The
{'resident replied, in substance, to
O'Leary that He would feel "deeply
mortified" if O'Leary, or anybody "like j
you." voted for him.
The Democratic National Committee
to-night issued its "third installment"
of charges involving Mr. Hughes and
the American Independence Conference.
What purported to be "confidential
committee reports" were made public, j
and were declared to "reveal In detail
the secret purposes, plans and scope of
the raclaly political organization pro
moted by Jeremiah A. O'Leary and his]
associate propa gandists."
i)i:\iai. is made ok
Chairman McCormlck and former
Governor Martin H. Olynn denied to- j
night a statement issued from Ite
puhlican headquarters quotVm a tele
grain from Will K. McDonald, of Chi
cago. In which he charged that Mr.
Olynn had conferred on a train with
O'Leary just before {'resident Wilson's
speech "f acceptance. The McDonald
telegram said Mr. Glynn had asked
O'Leary to use his influence to induce!
the American Independence Conference
not to throw its support to Mr. Huche"
until after the subject had been dis
cussed bv Mr. Glynn with President
Mr. Glynn declared lie met O'Leary
on the traiti and talked with him
"about politics, the weather and many '
other thintts" in the public smokimrj
compartment of their car. but added j
that he never at any time mentioned'
the conversation to President Wilson.
Mr. McCormlck asserted he never,
saw or heard of O'Leary until after j
O'l.eary's telegram to President Wil-!
FUND NOW $7,000,000
That Stun Already Paid in for Care i
of Indigent Methodist
t By Associated Press. |
f'HICAGO, October 24.?Plans for
the investment of the $7,000,000 already
paid into the fund for indigent and
superannuated ministers and for a
campaign to increase this fund to $15,
000,000 were discussed to-day at a
special meeting of the board of con
ference claimants of the Methodist
Episcopal Church here. The report of
Joseph B. Hingeiey, secretary, showed
that more than $1,000,000 had been paid
in during September, of which $600,000
had been given for the Detroit con
ference and $100 to the Michigan
conference by tlte son of a Methodist
minister of Detroit. He also reported
the receipt of $450 from tlte estate of
Mrs. Ellen S. James, of New York,
and announced that an additional
$300,000 would be given tiie board at
the settlement of tlte estate.
Financier* Are Preparing to Float
Immense I.oiut for Great
Britain. N
t By Associated l're.s*. ]
NEW YORK, October 21.?Official
announcement of the terms of the new
loan to Great Britain by American
financiers is expected here before tho
close of this week. The amount will
be $250,000,000 or $300,000,000, it is un
derstood, bearing r> per cent interest
with the Issuing price at 99, and ma
turing In two years.
As security, collateral representing
between $325,000,000 and $350,000,000
will be. offered, under tentative plans
made public unofficially to-day. This
would consist of American stocks .and
bonds mobilized by the British treas
ury and Canadian issues and obliga
tions of neutraJ countries.
The. suggested terms are virtually the
same as those arranged when Great
Britain borrowed $250,000,000 in the
United States last August.
Tuft on Speaking Tour.
f B\* AsHoeiatei' Press 1
NEW YORK, October 24.?Former
President Taft left here to-day oil a
speaking tour in behnlf of Charles 13.
Hughes, which will carry him as far
west as Iowa and Missouri and keep
him engagod^until November 4.
YORK lUVKK LINK new Htoamorn. $2.50
ono way; $L?0 round trip.?Adv.
First Chief Reported to Be Pre
paring to Quit
Department Officials in Wash
ington Are Inclined to
Believe Reports.
' Hv ApHorlitfI'roHH. 1
WASHINGTON, October "4.?Charges
tliiit fieneraV Carranza is preparing to
leave Mexico are being freely made by
his political opponents in Mexico City.
They are based upon his decision to
l?'av?! his capital for Queretaro and the
fact that Mrs. Carranza already has
crossed the border into the United
States, accompanied by the wife of her
husband's War Minister and chief sup- j
porter. General Obregon.
Information to this effect is reach
ing oflicials here from various reliable j
sources. So far nothing tangible tend- 1
ing to support the story has come
through otlicial channels. It is known,
however, that many ofllcials here be- |
lieve General Carranza has committed
a political blunder, at least, if he is '
not in fact preparing for night, by j
permitting his family to leave Mexico
Just at this time. The trip, they say,'
was certain to be conetrucd by his |
enemies as a confession of weakness.
I't-'itt'osi; to mo
TOt'lt OK THIS rorvritv
The purpose of the visit of Mrs. Car- ;
ranzit and Mrs. Obregon, as explained ;
at tiie Mexican embassy, is for a tour
of the United States. Word of the
arrival at the border also of Mrs.
Jacinto Trevino. wife of the military 1
commander of Chihuahua State, had
not been received to-night. It was I
pointed out, however, that Trevino has ;
been among Carranza's stanchest sup- j
porters, and that if the first chief be- i
lieved his hold on the political situa- j
tion was weakening, Trevino very 1
probably would be warned, in order '
that he might also place his family !
in safety.
Tiie State Department had not re- i
eeived word to-night that Generals
Carranza and Obrepon had left Mexico
City for Queretaro. Previous advices, !
however, said that tin- first chief would
po to that place in connection with the'
meeting 'if the constitutional conven
tion. for which delegates were elected I
last week.
Persistent reports that Carranza was
about to leave Mexico have been in cir
culation along the border for ' some
time, and War Department olticlals pri
vately have expressed their conviction
that the de facto government, or at
least General Carranza's personal con- I
trol of rhe political situation, .was
crowing steadily weaker. They have
thought that the time tniKht come soon
when he would lie forced to leave
Mexico. .
' Mv A--"- pr'\?< 1
I Ctl^AS. A HIZ.. October 21.?KoIi\
1 day. completed the conquest of t he
State of Mexico four days a??o, when
he en/ red Toluoa. the capital, accord
ing to a message received here to-day
by a Mexican identified with the Diaz
government. Diaz was said to lie but
i short distance from Mexico City,
with a force of several thousand men
well armed ami amply provisioned.
A letter from General Barron, a par
tisan of Diaz, received hei?.? to-day. said
he was in complete control of the
State of Colima. having 3,000 men un
der his command. He srtid that he had
sufficient arms and ammunition for
50,000 men.
Advices from the same source said
that General Aguilar. at the head of
several thousand men. holds the towns
of Sayula and Ameca, in Jalisco, as '
well as the surrounding territory fori
;i considerable distance. The i'. r- '
ranza forces were captured chiefly |
tround Guadalajara, it is said.
The State of Onxaca, with the ex
ception of the capital city of ??ax.t,-a,
lias been overrun by the Diaz adher
ents. the letter claimed. V.'hil ? not
under actual sicjjo, the Carranza forces
were said to be surrounded in such a
manner that they cannot leave t'axaca
ivithout precipitating a general en
The forces of Zapata, several htin
1 red strong, were in the suburbs of
Mexico City, less than two utiles from!
he most densely populated quarters,
he letter asserted.
f By Assmiu Je?1 Pross. |
EL I'ASO, TKX.. October 24.? Gov- j
?rnment agents here claim to have > |
?eceived additional confirmation of',
/ilia's reported defeat of General i
'arlos Ozuna's column at I'alomas, I t
vest of Chihuahtift City, on last Krl- ;
lay. The confirmation is said to have i <?
?ome from refugees reaching the bor-j t
ler from Chihuahua Cit?v, who claim
hat Villa captured General Ozuna's | I
leven troop and supply trains, carr.v
ng ammunition, arms, machine guns
md supplies.
The refugees claim (o have talked
villi survivors of Ozuna's column, who
;aid Villa led the Carranza troops into
l trap at Palomas, then attacked from
he front, flank and rear and Cut the
allroad line behind the trains. The
'fine source claims 250 Carranza sol
ders were killed and an equal number
aken prisoner ?
The refugees claim to have seen
/ilia's camp fires six miles west of
Chihuahua City on Sunday night.
It la stated that Villa had received si
arge amount of arms and ammunition
itolen from the government arsenals
>y agents serving in the Curraimi
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Governor Promptly Fills Judge Cardwell's Seat on Bench
Appointed on Corporation < .'oiiittiinnlon Who Hun ItrNicnrd Kroiii Stxite >>iiiir?'i??p .\nnictl Ity (iuvernor nn .IiiiIkc (.'nriliTell'i
to Succcril ?IiiiIkc I'rontl*. Court of AnnvnlN. w.......
Scores Saloon as Growing Menace to
I lest Interests of Corporate and
Individual Life.
First Time in Its History That Prot
estant Kpisrnpal Church lias Tak- i
en So Firm a Position?Action
Outgrowth of a Memorial.
f Ily Associated Press 1
ST. LOUIS. MO.. October 24.?For the
first time in the history i>f the church,
according to well-informed leaders, a
stand on the liquor traffic was taken
here to-day in the General Convention
of the Protectant Episcopal Church.
A resolution adopted hy the house of
deputies placed the church on record
as favoring "such action in our legis
lative assemblies as will preserve the
interests of temperance and the repres
sion of the liquor traffic."
The action was an outgrowth of a
memorial asking the convention to
record itself as favoring nation-wide
prohibition, submitted by the church
temperance society, through Francis |
I,. Stetson, of New York.
IN CO SI >1 ITT mo lir.POllT ;
The saloon was scored in the report i
">f the committee which considered the
memorial. This said:
"I'tir age is witnessing vast and
universal readjustment with reference
t<> the manufacture and sale of liquor,
and it is generally recognized that the
saloon has become more and more a
menace to the best interests of our
corporate and individual life."
A resolution was presented in the
bouse of deputies to-dav appealing to
":i 11 of the people of the church to set
ilie example of self-control and tem
perance by abstaining from at he use of
intoxicating liquors as a beverage,
especially at public functions and so
cial gatherings."
The resolution was referred to the
-ommission on social service.
A report showing that the church
!ias( mure than 1,080,000 communicants
ind 5,700 clvrgymen was presented to
the house of deputies by the commit
tee on the state of the church. Bap
tisms, the report showed, have in
creased hy about 12,000 and confirma
tions by about 14,000 over the pre
?eding triennium. Parishes and mis
sions number 8,.'HI and the total num
ber of church buildings is 7,310. The I
report added that the church controls j
endowments aggregating $55,000,000.1
nany educational and charitable in
ititutions, and lias an average income
>1" more than $20,000,000 a year. 15n
lowmeiits for the support of churches
'or the triennium totaled $19,078.112.09,
is against $1-1,320,147 in 1913. lOndow
nenis for the support of bishops totaled i
51.191,037, as against $4,G2li,S81 given
n the previous three years.
?*ON Till lit TIONS KO It All)
Contributions for the aid of the in
irm clergy came to $3,295,052, and for
?lher purposes endowments totaling
;28,ot!3.111 were given. Sittings in the
?hurclies in the triennium Just ended
otal 1,154,890, an increase of 194,t?72
?ver the triennium ending in 1913.
'hurcli hospitals accounted for in the
?< port number 135, as against seventy
line accounted for in 1913.
A commission was appointed to-day
o make an investigation (if the
ipiritual and economic problems of j
?ural communities and to report in De- j
roit in 19i9. The house of deputies
ilso took steps to appoint a committee '
>f three clergymen and three laymen
o gather statistics concerning the
lumber of communicants ami the mini
ler of baptized persors in the church.
The world is no longer to be styled
'miserable and naughty" in the prayer
100k, the lower house decreed when it
luhstituted "sinful" for the phrase in
lie commendatory prayer which was
ihjcctcd to on tiie ground that It is
Commander Is Commended.
I My Akmii iiilcil Press. 1
WASHINGTON, October 24.?Acting
iecictaiy Roosevelt to-day sent to
'oinniander Kenneth M. llennett, of
he gunhoat Castlne, a letter, warmly
ommemlitig Ilie olllcer'a "skill and cool
ind persistent courage" In getting, his
hip to sea and saving her in tho storm
ast month which swept the cruiser
demphls on the rocks at Santo Do
Strongest Republicans Have Tried
in Vain'to Search Out Mistakes
of Administration.
Secretary ?>f Interior Vranklin K.
Lane Pays Tribute to Wilson a*
One of Master Mintls of World.
Speaks at Syracuse.
|By Associated Press. 1
SYRACUSE. N. Y.. October 24.? With
the approach <T the campaign's end.
the Republicans have failed to "find a
tlaw in Wood row Wilsons armor." de
clared Franklin K. Lane. Secretary of
the Interior, in an address here to
When Charles E. Hughes was nom
inated. he said, he fell a bit nervous
as to the outcome, because he felt that
if there had been any great mistakes
by the administration, Mr. Hughes
would reveal them.
"He was the Republicans' strongest
man. and he has failed." the secretary
"The greatest men that the Repub
lican party has drawn to it, not only
Mr. Hughes, but Mr. Taft and Mr.
Roosevelt and your own State leader.
Mr. Root, have been challenged by
circumstances to prove their right to
ihe title of statesmen, and each has
done his best. But 1 ask you what
plan, what program, what policy have
they presented to the American people
more worthy, more practical, more
American than that which has been
pursued by Mr. Wilson? They have
done their best, and they have failed,
not because they were without ability
or statesmanship, or without an intense
desire t? st i ve their country; they have
failed because with all their genius
they could do no better than that plain,
unassuming gentleman who four years
ago was in derision called a school
master. but who has now risen to be
recognized as one of the master minds
of the world."
Mr. l.ane said he did not question
the right of tho Republican party to
commandeer a Justice from the Su
preme Bench, and put him at the public
service, "making him President of the
United States, if in a time of national
danger it was necessary, if he alone
could save the country."
"The Republicans talk much of
Americanism," he went on, "but this
campaign has shown that Republican
leaders do n??t understand America."
Speaking of President Wilson !?-pa
tience in bis foreign policy, he said:
"We are at peace, when, it we hail
been intemperate, we would have been
at war." and that "we have made no
friends among the belligerents because
people at war don't want judges; they
want partisans."
TAKI'.S COt IIACSK '?'<> ?'t HSI K
He added: "Perhaps you think it did
not take courage to speak the direct
word when spies lilled the country and
every mail brought threats of death
and every coward of a politician
prophesied political death. If Wood
row Wilson lives to write his auto
biography <t commits to other hands
the documentary history of his ad
ministration. the world will know that
he had nerve as well as patriotism and
good sense."
The secretary went on to say. lie
misunderstands the spirit of this coun
try who believes that by appeals, no
matter how artful or covert, to sec
tional prejudice, to religious prejudice,
to class prejudice or to race prejudice,
|,e can overthrow the generosity and
the ideality of the people of this land."
to Sludy I,umber
I lly Associated Press.1
WASHINGTON. October 2*1.?Exam
inations of twenty candidates for ap
pointment as government experts to go
lo Europe to study the market for
lumber after tl??- war were completed
Lo-day Five are to be appointed, at
salaries ranging from $5,000 upward.
j. \v. MeClure, president of the
Southern Hardwood Association, was
>ne of the examiners.
One of the appointees will be the
choice of the lumbermen of the coun
try'and the others of the government.
The men are to remain abroad for two
Hot ween $12,000,000 and $3,000,000
Worth of Weed Now May Cio
Forward to Destination.
State Department Greatly Pleased by
Result of Protest, Lodged in Be
half of Shippers?Tobaeeo Now
at Copenhagen and Bottcrdam.
IRv Associated Press. 1
WASHINGTON, October 24.-T-ncleasc
; ?>f between $2,000,000 ancl $3,000,000
I worth of American tobacco held at
(Copenhagen and "Rotterdam because of
1 the failure to comply with the condi
j tions of importation laid down by
| Great Britain has been ordered as a
: result i>f representations by the State
| Department. The department an
] nounced to-night that it had been
? advised of the action by the British
embassy, the statement adding that
"oflicers of the department express much
satisfaction over the concession given
in this case."
kxtiittoi,v i xai>i:quatb
Because of inadequate warehouse fa
cilities. the dampness and chilliness of
I lie atmosphere, the special brands of
tobacco, designed solely for use in
those countries, would have been
almost a complete loss unless relief
had been given quickly. The an
nuo nee men t follows:
"The British embassy has made the
following statement in regard to
American tobacco bought by dealers
for shipment to Scandinavia, and the
Netherlands and affected by the re
strictions put into effect July 15 last:
j "'Shipment of tobacco made under
' bona title contracts entered into before
.luly?15 need not be consigned to the
Netherlands Oversea Trust or covered
by guarantee in the case of shipments |
to Scandinavia, provided that the con
signments arc under ii direct steam- !
ship bill of lading, before August 31.
"'The British authorities regard as
most important that provision that the
uoods must have been shipped on a
through bill of lading for land and
sea carriage, or under direct ocean bill,
before August 31, and they must insist
upon its fulfillment.'
"It was at first announced as a con
cession to American tobacco interests
that tobacco bought ami paid for prior
io August -i ami shipped prior to Au
gust 31 would be allowed to go for
ward frt'o of the restrictions referred
I to above. It was fount! at once that
i this concession was inadequate to re
i lieve the hardships brought upon to
j bacco interests by the sudden imposi
tion of the restrictions named, and the
I Apartment of State took up the ques
tion with the British government, and
lias since made every effort possible
to secure more favorable rule.
SlllfMK.XTS Willi, in-:
Al.l.OWKI) TO GO KOIt WAIll) j
'While the points at issue were ]
under discussion a large number of
shipments went forward ami were de
tained upon arrival at the various
ports at which they respectively ar
rived. It Is estimated that from
$2,01)11,000 to $3,000,000 worth of to
bacco now at Copenhagen and Rotter
dam will become subject to release
under this new concession, and that a
somewhat lesser amount put on rail
before August 31. but detained at the
sea board for out- reason or another,
will also be permitted to go forward
free of all restrictions.
"Olllcers of the department expressed
much satisfaction over the concession
given In the case."
I'ujfttriiieil Policemen of PlttNliurKh
Or tie re it to Mmw Itenpect
for "King.
I Ilv Associated Press. 1
! PITTSBURGH, October 24.?Uni
formed policemen must hereafter recog
nize the Stars and Stripes with a salute
whenever seen on parade, according to
the duty manual for 191i? issued by the
Department of Public Safety, and Just
made public.
'Ihc object of the rule, the manual !
explains, in addition to proper respect '
j for the national tin*, is to inspire In j
| all members _of tin- police department ,
j a livelier spirit of patriotism. It is j
| also recommended that the same honor
be accorded any funeral procession, but j
[this rule is not compulsory.
j-'KlCfci, TWO CENTS
Retirement Effective No
vember 16, When New
Member Takes Seat.
Raises Lively Question as to
Chairmanship, for Which
Rhea Is First in Line.
?Judge George Harrison to Head Su
preme Court as Senior Hank
in k Member.
Judge Rlclmrd H. Cardwell, presi
dent of the State Supreme Court of An.
Stuart hl?St0r<!ay BO,U to ??vernor
T'hl resignation from that trib
unal. t? take effect on November 1G.
an,i ??r,rTr. aceeptod the resignation
and appointed as Judge Cardwell's suc
mRn?nf ."k Kobert "? Prentla, chalr
sion Corporation Commis
sion. the appointment to become effec
tive when Judge Card well retires.
Having- done this, the Governor
Issued a statement serving notice that
he will appoint Christopher B. Garnett.
at present executive assistant to the
State Tax Board, as a member of tho
Mate Corporation Commission to till
the vacancy that will be created by the
lesignation of Judge Prcntls. which
i landed to the Governor vesterday
afternoon to take effect on Novembe^
,.?.JK?"rnett *>e oinclally ap
pointed before that date.
AI'I'OIXTJIEXT op gak.vett
by1^ thone^'i 'n, a mcnsi,re anticipated
i those In close touch with Capitol
affairs, the resignations and appoint
ments. following each other In dizzy
succession, threw State offices in a
hadTi ?i d,acuss,on- For months It
hail been known that Judge Cardwell's
res,gnat|on ,ght
Pri?nn eVen b0,;n conJectured that Judge
/It. would be a likely successor
although the honor. It wna known'
Judte welcomed by a number of
Judges now on jhe circuit benches. In
tlmeS<t alf fr'ends have for a long
time been active. N
The one development that came llko
the classical bolt from the blue was
the appointment of Mr. Garnett to tho
Corporation Commission. Although
one or two State ofllcers close to the
administration admitted that they havo
known ever since the adjournment of
the Legislature the exact form of yes
no' InM re,1flJustino?t. the Capitol had
"timatlon that .Mr. Garnett was
estlned for the Corporation Conimis
; ",u 1 u,? Governor returned from
the anno D'Str,Ct y??t*rday and made
tile announcement.
^ "'I' SKItVE uxtii,
?rov,nrM|r, th? constitutional provision
go\erning such cases. Judge Prentiss
appointment will be in force from Xo!
\ ember 10 until thirty days after the
meeting of the next General Assembly
Itsel'f"0 ? ,"mo llUf L**??>ttture will
.? , y ft,ection fill the vaerfney
.Since' it>Vj ,J!'dKU parUwe|l,s resignation,
live of ') ^ u,most Invariable prac
tice of the Legislature to elect the
ernor s appointee. It is assumed
that Judge Prentis will be chosen bv
the Legislature to serve out
TheVCIa t?rm' Wh,Ch ex'>ir??
ihl l'?"at,tut'on gives tho Governor
the appointment of members of the
Mate Corporation Commission, subject
to con.lr, nation by the Legfslature
'the Goveil' Wh? Wl" b? ?PPOlntad by
mo Governor to serve , .
Prentls's unexpired term, will, wVth
Piolit?UeSli0n' ,)0 confirmed. ' Judge
1 ioi tis was reappointed for a now term
of six years on February i i-..,
''ollUcally and in other' w^ that
re appreciated best by those who re
a?,tainted with the pe.sonal oli e
<'f the situation, yesterdays uppoh
lionf bMrV1SC '? l,ntore8l,?S ?IH*ula
?? ?!?. ti.irnett belongs to the antl.
oiganlzation wing of the Stale's L>e"
?nocracy. and his elevation to the Cor
leaders. organization
Itowever.',wu!,hethearnelt a,,,>0,"tment.
Prentis r 11 i i naming of Judge
i 'eiiioci at. ' ^for e t lie" 5" OI'B!,nizu ,io"
JuLrsZc7,: ,:n;
J'.'"' 'ls polltlcmir, there
Stale ''lo nt,nen 1 with relation to the
Tax Hoar ;?rais?n hC"mmiss,?n and the
oard. As chairmim of the fv.r
undcl?!i ?0min,8!"on- J,,tl*e Prentis is]
? t >0 sut' u niember of the Tav
"r"L?',hr:'.ch th?
"f PuhUc ve HVCrn?r and the Auditor
I Accounts. Judge Prentiss
-??? ?rve ? on ?L
ivhe,i the r W'" h? HMe" -"v
Blecta Its ch [. 'ora n Commission
is ^ts chairman.
""re the ai, is fil-ed with conjee
e. Judge William P. Hj,ea. of Ilrls
ol. after Judge Prentis retires, will be
. n,nklng member and. by rule of
-It IS made chairman, however the
Section will give Southwest Virginia
^vo of the three members of the Tax
Tr ?hrs;Mehil'i,t,,K; 'ro,n that
^hat there will be Instant obJecUoTto
?uch a composition.
The commission elect* its own chair

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