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&K?rWtt?&jZSSS%Ft"'m' WHOLE NUMBER 18,440.
RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, NOVKMl....? 16, 1010. TIIR \V_3ATH_Cn TO-DAY?Falr. PRICE TWO CENTS, TELLS MINISTERS Iffijf GO Bishop Reads Appoint ments Ju_t Before Con ference Adjourns. FEW CHANGES ARE MADE THIS YEAR Dr. Lipscomb, of Park Place, Assigned to Norfolk as Pre siding Elder?New Pastor at Clay Street?Standing Boards for Next Four Years Are Named. Richmond Changes IJ. F. 1,11>.?*<?<? mli, pn.tor of Pnrk J'lncr, ffOea to .Norfolk n* pr.*.lillni_ elderi W. G. I'nrkrr, of N'orfolk, ? niiii*. to I'nrk Place, II. M. Cliumller, pnMo. of Clay Street MetliotllM, i_i>. _ to Ccnfrnnry, Lynehburei lt. T. wtit. rii.-i-i, of Smllhllclil, romen to fln>* Street. \V. ll. Procfor, pftitor of Trlnlty, _____ to P?rni*?1l|et Krnent Stcvenn, of Ilrilford <:lty, come* to Trlnlty. II. II. Hnrtn.M, p-mtor of Knlr mount Avenue, >tor_ to Newport Xkw .1. T. Se.vell, of Clienter, rome. to I'olriiii'iuit Avenue. Announeement of tho pastoral as slgnrnentH and a brief address from Blshop Wllson formed the closlng fea? ture. of the 128th sesslon of the Vlr? glnla Annual Conference at Centenary Methodist Church la. t nlght. As pre dleted, thero ore comparatlvely few changes thls year. I'ark Place, ln Richmond, gives up Rev, B. P. Lips? comb, D. D.. who becomes presidlng elder of the N'orfolk dlstrlct. rccelvlng lr. his place Rev. Walter G. Parker. for the past two years pastor of LeKlei" Memorial Church, Norfolk. Itev. R. M. Chandler. who requested to be trans? ferred from Clay Street Church. goes to the large Centenary Church. Lyn.h burg. and ls succeeded by Rev. R. T. Waterllcld, who preached on Sunday nlght at Unlon Statlon Church to a Urge congregatlon. Rev. XV. i_. Proe t. r. who h:i<1 reached the time llmlt at Trlnlty. ?or-s to Farmville. and ls succeeded by IteV. Ernest Stevens, and j there Is a change at Falrmount Ave? nue. Con.erenee llonril* Xuineri. Roaiiles announclng the paatoral a_ Hisnnient.. Blshop Wllson announeed 1 '.st hlgrht the appolntment of the con- * fr.rcnco boards and committees to serve for the next four ye._rs. and ln reaponse to resolutlonis adopted by. the conference. made an eloquent ad diess from the chalr and pronounced the ben.dlctlon. The buslness of the closlng day ot the conference lncluded the presenta? tion of a number of reports of an en courtplng nature, tog<>ther wlth church statistlc.. showing the growth of Meth? odlsm ln thls conference. All of the mlnlstertal characters wire passed,; Blshop Wllson taking occasion to con- j gratulatc the body that there had he.ti. no charges preferred against any of the prcachers. Coufereuee A-nlgnmentH. Whlle all routlne buslness was rom-j pleted at the mornlng- sesslon, the j blshop's cabinet deslred an afternoon ; to complete the asslgnment lists. and j the body therefore adjourned to t> ' o'clock, when, ln the presence of aj large congregatlon of Methodist peo- i ple, the 11st of conference assignments j was read, as follows: Charlottesville District?M. S. Colon- j na, presidlng elder: Albemarle, "C. E. [ "Watts; Amherst, C. E. Blankenshlp;; Batesville, C. F- Comer; Charlottesvllle, i Hlnton Avenue, R. P. Lumpkln; First Church. G. C. Kelly; Crozot, O. H. New berry; Culpeper, C. E. Pleasants; Cul? peper Circuit, H. U. Shcnton; Fluvanna, to be supplied by H. G. Newberry; Gor? donsville, J. T. Cuthrlell; Greene, J. K, . Holman; Loulsa, C. W. Leftwich; Madl? son and Mountaln Mlsslon, J. E. Dlsh; Mount Pleasant, A. S. J. Rice; Nelson, L. H. Early; Orange, J. T. Allen; Pied? mont, to be s-ppiled; Rappahannock, P. M. Bell; Rocktlsh, E. M. Hopkins; Scottsvllle, H. J. Brown; South Am? herst, J. B. Lavlnder; West Amherst, X>. L. Banks: West Gochland, to bo supplied by G. W. Burley; West Han? over, W. C. Pace; Woodvllle, to be sup? plied. Danville District?-B. M. Beckham, presidlng elder: Cascade, L- D. Stables; Chatham, J. __. Brooks. Danville? Cabell Street Memorial, L. XV. Guyer; Calvary, H, XV. Davis; Grace, to be sup? plied; Jlaln Street and Sledd Memorial, XV. J. Young; Mount Vernon, J. B. Wlnn. Danville Clrcult, T. 0. Edwards; East Franklln, J. C. Rosser; East Hall? fax, J. XV. Bouldln; Franklln, G. B. King; llenry, D- .J. Traylor; Hyco, V. R, Turner; Martinsvllle, S. J. Batt'n; Patrlck, to be supplied; Plttsylvanla, B. R. Drowry; Rocky Mount, H. XV, Dunkly; Schoolfleld, R, B. Owen; South Boston. .lohn __,fjlinon; South Hal*fax, E. W, Elllott; Stuart, J. R. Rue; West Fran.....i, O. L. Haga. Eastern* Shore Dlstrlct?W. H. Ed? wards, presidlng elder. Accomuc, Asa Dols; Atlantlc, T. E. Johnson; Belle I Haven, J. M. Greeno; Berlln, to be sup- l pliod; Bloxom, XV. J. Twilly; Cam? brldge, F. B. McSparran; Cambrldge Clrcult, J. R. Glll; CapoviUe, P. Hardy; Cape Charles, B. T. Caulder; Cheriton, J. S. Wallace; Dorehoster, E. J. Nlchols; Franktown D. G. C. Butts; Hog Island, Harry Torr; Keller, S.'.XV, Day; Onan? cock and Andrew Chapei, J. XV. Stiff; Onloy antl Locustville, P. M. Hanks; Pocomoke, W. R, Crowder; Pungo teague, W. L. Murphy; Salisbury, -.F. Carey; South Dorehoster, to be sup? plied; Wacl*__-r*_ague, .1. 15. Peters; Wl comico, J, B. Askow, Farmvlllo Dlstrlct?E. T. Dadmuh. presidlng elder: Amella, J. E. Danlel; Blapkstone, J. C. Rood; Boydton. _. T, Whltley; Buckingham, R, L. "Wlng; Burkevillo. W. A. S. Conrad; Carters Vlllo, J. XV. Goe; Charlotte, J. C. Harry; Chase City, .1. AV. S. Robins; Clarks Vllle, C. C. Wertonbnkor; Crewe, A. L Franklln; Cumberland, 0. 13. R. Smith; Farmvlllo, XV. XI. Proetor; Kenbrldge ind Vlctorla, to bo supplied; Lunon? burg, ,1, XV, Carroll; North Mecklen? burg, E, H. Powell;'Nottoway. XV, B. lett; Powhatan, to _e suppllod,; Prlnco .Continued on Socond Page.) FACILITIES NEEDED Dnckn MiiMt nc iitilK Along Inlnud Walertrny*. Pnnsncoln, Fla., November IG.?Her bert Knox Smith. Commlssloner of Corporatlons, atid K'-flr-Aclmlrnl Young, commandnnt of thu Pensacola Navy Vard, addressed thc Misslsslppl to the Atlantlc Inlnnd W'uterways Convention here to-dny. Mr, Kmlth spoko of the jmceHHity for docklng fncllltles and wharvea along thc present watm-ways and touched upon tho ncceasity for plannlng Hitrh facilities for thc pro? posed waterway*. Many of the water? way sehemes, he declared, were gotten up for thc purpose of securlng govern? ment appropriations, regnrdlces of tho beneflt to be dcflved. Admlral Young approved the route and plan oi" the proposed waterway from the Atlantlc to the Rio Grande, and declared that the constructlon of such a canal would be of untold ben? eflt to the country In tlmo of war. ( iniiil tn Opened. Hcaufort, N. C, November 15.?The Ueaufort end of the Inl.ind waterway connecttng Pumllco Sound wlth tho sea, thus enabllng vessels to'arold the dangcrs of Cripe llatteras. was opened to-day. Captain Earl I. Brown, United States engineer, and others passed through the canal ln thc Francls, a government launch. Vessels drawlng clght feet of water now can pass through the canal, hut In about two weeks, when the dredg Ing ls finished, boats drawlng ten feet also wlll bc able to use the waterway. VOTES FOR WOMEN Mlss YounRcr's Sentlment Greetrt' Wlth EnthiiMlaxm. St. Louls. Mo., November 15.?"Wo? men should be able to vote. in order to protect her own sex Industrlally.' declared Mlss Maud Younger, of Sap Franclsco before the Amerlcan Feder? atlon of Labor late thls afternoon. The statement was greeted wlth enthu? slasm by the delegates. Mlss Younger Is eonneeted wlth tho Ban Franclsco Wage-Harners' Suffrage Convention. and Is an author. Her address was one of the most Import? ant features of the day's session, the other belng the address of Governor Hadley. ln whlch he urged that one thlrd of the Judges and one-half of the lawyers of thc country were un? necessary to the best welfare of Its people. The worklng committees of the con? vention were organlzed during the day and wlll begin regular scsalons to morrow. Mlss Younger was presented to the convention by Presldent Gompers, af? ter he had completed the readlng of hls annual report. DEMOCRATS WIN They Will Elect Snccesaor ?o .Senator Carter. Ilelena. Mon., November 15.?Ottlclal t-ounts made to-day In various close countles of the State lnsure Demo crath- control of the next leglslatlvo Assembly. whlch wlll elect a succesHor to United States Senator Thomas ll Carter. Republican. The offlclal re? turns ftlve the Democrats 53 vote.s on .ioint ballot, without Custer county. where unofflclal returns glve the elec? tlon to W. D. Terrill, the Democratlc candldate. Flfty-two votes are neces? sary to a cholce In the electlon of a Senator. The offlclal count, completed to-day in bllver Bow county, conflrmed the electlon of one Democratlc Senator, eleven Democratlc Representatives and one Republican Representative. LAW NOT VALID Preachrr Not Gullty of Unlnwfully _, Wenrtiie \n\nl Uniform. Seattle. Wash., November 15.?Rev F. S. A. Jenson. formerly a football player of the Unlverslty of Chlcago was acqultted yesterday of havlng worn unlawfully the uniform of a United States sallor. The navy yard town of Charlestown ls. by law. but not In fact. "dry." Pastor Jenson ln the uniform of a L'nlted States marlne sergeant found It easy to buy llquor ln the "blind plgs," and obtained evldence. Then he was prosecuted for vlola? tlon of the new law forbldding a clvll? lan to wear the garb of the Urflted States sallor. T.e trlal justiee ruled that the law was hnconstitutlonal and polnted out women in the court room wearing sallor caps "and blouses. ITEMS OF JAPANESE BUDGET 80,100,000 Yen for Nnvy and 08,300,000 ? . tor Army. Toklo, November 15.?Roughly stat? ed, the budget for 1911-'12 shows the followlng amounts In yens, a yea be? lng equivalent to about 50 cents ln Amerlcan money; "Recelpts. orflinary, 191,000,000- ex? traordinary, 51,0^0,000. "Expendltures, ordhi?\:y. 408,000,000 extraordinary, 131,000,000 "Appropriations by deparlments. clvll llst 4.5OO.OO0; fcfalgn, 4,000.000; home. 23,700,000; financo, 21i.20O.OO0: war, 98 300,000; navy, SG.IOO.OOO; iudlclal, 12, 700,000; education, 8.700.000; agrlcul turo and commerce, 14,900,000; commu nlcations, 77,600,000." SALOONS ARE RAIDED Governor Vlstts Drlnklnar Plucen and Trouble Folloivn. Montgomery, Ala., November 15.?As the result of a personai visit by Gov? ernor Corner to nearly all the saloons In the clty last night, ln many oi whlch he wltnessed the sale of beor and whiskey ln vlolatlon of the pro? hlbition laws, wlolesale ralds were made thls afternoon, and betore sun tlown it is esjrtmated tfiat +35,000 worth of llquora had been carted away by offlcers. The ralds followed a con? ference between the Governor and Sherlff Hood. but what transplred at tho conference could not be learned. DENOUNCES DIVORCE EVIL Federatlon of Catholic Socletles (Ir nfllrout lls PoDltlon, New Orleans, La., November 15.?'tne Amerlcan Federatlon of Catholic So Jietie.s to-day strongly reafflrmed its posltion agalnst the divorce ovJl, com manded work looking to increased Im? mlgratlon and efforts for protection of immlgratlon agalnst unscrupulous land tgents; took a flrm stand agalnst Bible rcadlngs ln publlc schools; made a rilea for clean journnllam and pletigoa support to a vlgorous crusade for the uippresalon of the so-called whlte dave trafflc. Columbus, O., wa* select sd as the next cohventlon clty. SIBLEY TOO ILL T0 APPEAR Collowlns Phyalelan'n lteimrt, aii(1K Hearlnir In IVixtpoiied. Franklin. Pa., November 151?The ieven physiclans who examlned former lonresentatlve Joseph C. Slbley last llght rop.orted to tho court. that he was n rio physlfftfl' condition to stand tho irdenl of iin-audlt of hls eleotlon ox lense account of $-12,500, and tho heur ng on tho audit was therefore post loned un'tll May 8, 1911. The contlniiunce waa not oppoaod by ho petltioners for Iho audlt, tour of vhoae ohysiclans were exumlncrw FORMAL REQUEST City Committee Will Meet Kext Week to Consider i-'roposition. KEEZELL FAVORS EARLY MEETING Senator from Rockingham Thinks This Is Most Auspicious Time for Convention?Bland Mas sie Agrees?Proposal to Have Gathering in August. In a formal letter to Clty Chalrman Miles M. Martln, Cotiimittceman Wil? liam M. Myers, of Lce Ward, yester? day launched tho campalgn for a State Democratlc Convention, to be held ln the near future, to formulate a party platform on State lssues. Thls com? munlcatlon requcsta Major Martln to call a meeting of thc Clty Commlttee some day next week, for the purpose ot acting on a resolutldn to be pro? posed by Captaln Myers, "asKlng Hon. J. Taylor Kllyson, chalrman, and the Ktate Democratlc Commltteo to call a convention to declare the party pollcy on matters of Importance to the .State" Followlng hls receipt of the letter, Major Martln announced that he would call the meeting of the commlttee for some evenlng next week, probably on Tliuraday (Thanksgiving Day), but that he was not posltlvo aa to the exact date, as he haa some engage ments to consult. Great Interent. Little that has happened In local polltlcal circles ln recent times has aroused more g?neral Interest than the publicatlon in The Tlmes-Dlspatch on Monday of tlie proposltion for a State convention. To judge from the ex presslons, the proposal meets wlth gen? eral favor. Thls ls true not only of Rlchmonders, but those from elsewhere ln Stato have given the plan hearty Indorsement. Emphatlc approval of a convention to formulate a platform was given in Richmond last nlght by State Senator George B. Keezell, of Rocklngham. one of the foremost flgures ln Virginia af? fairs, and by former Senator Bland Massle, of Nelaon. "I know. of no more propltlous time to hold a convention," said Senator Keezell. "We have had no meeting of the Democrats of Virginla to declare the party'a purposes +>n State Issuea j slnco former Governor Montague was nomlnated In 1901?ten years from the time of hls proposed gathering. ' As a result we have seen adlvlded party ln the Leglslature on matters whlch should h^ve commanded united effort. Sbould Be Early. "I hope the convention wlll be held, and that lt wlll be early ln the year? not later than May 1, at the very out? side. The tlmc should be chosen ln advance of any nomlnatlons for the Leglslature, so that all Democratic candluatcs may stand on the platform adopted .by thelr party. Then we would see Democrats coming to the next Leglslature commltted by the su? preme party power?the people by tneii representalves?to certain pollcles, to whlch as Democrats they must ad here. "There Is no fear of hurtlng the party," continued Senator Keezell. "Democratlc prlnciples are on top now. The country is coming to us, and no body dants to be driven out, and no body wlll go out voluntarlly. It would bo dlflicult Indeed to run anybody out of the party at thls Juncture. "The delegates should be fairly elected, should be Instructed by thelr home people, and should go to the convention prepared to map out a plat? form on all State lssues." Senator Keezoll, to whose mind re? form in tax matters is very dear, doubtless desires to see the party.de clare Itaelf on auch issuea. Massle Also Favorable. Senator Massle expressed slmlla" opinions. He wants to see a conven? tion. "Have lt by all means," he aald "It ls what the Democratlc party needp and should have had before. Preservo the prlmary for nomlnatlons of candl? dates, and have conventlons to adopt platforms." A suggestion came yesterday regard? lng the convention whlch may be con sldere"d by those who favor lt. It la that when the State Commlttee meets ln the spring to call a senatorlal prl? mary, lt also call a convention to adopt a platform, to meet ten or lifteen or twenty daya aftor the August prlmary and to whlch delegates shall be elected ln that prlmary. The Idea in thls ls that the convention would not bo mixed wlth senatorlal matters, ln whlch it should havo no part. Then a platform could be fratned upon whlch the Senator elect ln national lssues, as well as asplrant^s for tho Leglslature on State lssues, would stand. To tho objectlon that by the latter part of August many of the Democratlc candldates for the Leglslature wlll havo beon nomlnated, the answer la lhat theso nomlnatlons might as well be deferred untll the party has outlined Its vlews, and that in any caso the can? dldates could dt-fer thelr declaratlon ot prlnciples untll the convention haa spokes. Date n UueMtlon. As wlll be . seen, thls proposltion 3oes not accord wlth the vlews of Sen Uor Keezell and Senator Massle, who prefer an 'early meeting. A conven IIon ln ^.laimary has been suggestcd, ind tho Idoa seems to bo meeting with favor. Perhaps the questlon of i date wlll be considered at the meet? ing of the Clty Commlttee noxt week. Discussion of a placo has also heen Had, although those who are backlng the movement are Indtfferent as to whero the convention ehall be held. Uynchburg and Charlottesvllle, as cen Iral polnts, havo been namod, although, 3t course, many of the lociU poople ivould bo glad to see lt come to Rlch? mond, Should the Clty Commltteo soe llt to Jdopt the resolution whlch Captaln Myers wlll offer, lt will doubtless take tContlnusd on Seventh" Fa*?,j Monetary Feature of Standard Oil Case Dwarfed. COURT RULING PLAY,} HAVOC Amount of Possible Fines Is Re duced by Exactly $29,134,000. Why Judge McCall Holds That Settlements and Not Shipments Constitute Offense. Jackson, Tenn., November 1.'..?The Indl.tment of the Unlted States against thc Standard Oil Company of Indlana, on the so-called Grand Junctlon con cesslon charge, by whlch it was sought to have assessed penaltles aggr.gating $30,084,000, to-nlgh stands Shorn of its magnltuie. The prosecutlon met reverse.-i ln a rullng of Judge John McC.ll, ln thn United States Clrcult Court lnte to-daj. us to a polnt of law. whlch in one sweep dwsrfed the monetary feature of the Issue by exactly $29,13.,00.. and In gen eral piayed havoc wlth tln.- Mli of charges as set up by the government ln effect lt was the rullng of .ludgi McCall that. wlthln the meamng of the Elkins law governlng Interstate com? merce, the statute whlcli forms the ba? sls for the sult, a settlement. and not an Indivldual shlpment, constitutes an offense. In the Indlctment as read lt is charged that the Indlana corpora? tlon committed 1,521 ofTenscs, basing each of he counts on a railroad shlp ment of petroleum or the products ol petroleum from the company'. reflnery at Whltlng, Ind., to point. ln the Southeast through Grand Junctlon. Tenn. Maximum I. Small. Evldence presented and declared ad mlssable shows only forty-slx settle? ments, all bl-monthly transactlons. be? tween the Standard OH Company and the carrlers named ln the blll durlng the years covered, 1903 to 1905. Hence, should the defendant company be found gullty on all charges now standing. the maximum p_nalty possible to be as? sessed would be $920,000. For each of fense the statute provldes $20,000 may be taxed. The mlnlmum ls $1,000. Of secondary Importance. only In that a final rullng was not made. Judge McCall also held tentatlvely that dates shown ln the-irdlttmrnt thould con? form to the proof ttmlered. If made final thls would develop a varlance fatal to the Indlctment, lts allegatlons belng tlmed ln accordance with the dates the shipments left the Whltlng reflnery, whlle the settlements for frelght charges were In reallty made several weeks later. The fullngs from the bench came un expectcdly and after a day of rather languld procedure. A huge case of documentary evldence was hauled lnto the courtroom early In the mornlng, and the first sesslon was devoted to a somewhat lneffectual pffort to have them ldentlfied and proved by several wltnesses. Just before noon. R. W. Stewart, counsel-ln-ehlef for the defendants, lnformally Indlcated that the defense would probably admit that the 13 cent rate. declared lllegal by the pros? ecutlon, was paid by the Indlana oil concern. Formal admlsslon to th's effect was wlthheld, however, and ad Journment was taken to permlt a con? ference between counsel, looking to an agreement to this effect. Storm Brenk.. At the openlng of the afternoon ses? sion this was not forthcoming. and ln the absence of several tarlff sheets deslred by the government, juror3 and wltnesses were excused untll to-mor? row. "But," continued Judge McCall, "the sesslon 's not adjourned. There is something I want to -say to coun? sel." Then the storm broke. Deflnlng his position, as later told ln his rullng, Judge McCall asked that the attor? neys for the two sldes enllghten hlin as to thelr vlews. For the prosecu? tlon, George Randolph, former dlstrlct attorney, contended that the Indlct? ment charges and phraseology were wholly within the proper construction of tho law. Mr. Stewart. for the defense, con? tended that the case had drlfted from thc Indlctment allegations. He held ?that even should tho railroad tnot have charged the proper rate lt was not Incumbent upon the shlpper to compel the railroad to do its duty. BANK IS SHORT $10,000 Savings liiMtltutiim nt BrunNvrlek, Md,( In Ordered CloNed. Brunswlck. Md., Novoinber 15,?A shortnge of more than $10,000 has been revealed by an examination of the books of the Savings Bank of Bruns? wlck, and the bank was oraered closed by order of Stato Bank Commissloner ... D. Downes. The bank was organized ln 18112. and has no capltal stock. The deposits amount to $200,000, made up mostly nf the savings of railroad men and farmers. A. G. Horine ls tho president of the bank, but Its affalrs seem to have been ninnnged almost entirely by the cash? ier, Willlam Schnauffer. When the ex? amlnatlon was begun Schnauffer dls appeared, and was not soon agaln tor several days. When he returned home he declared he did not know wnero ho had boen, and he ls now said to bo under the care of two physicians, . BAD NEGRO SHOT He Ilenes Arreat nnd Ih Ilreught Down by Posse. Biloxl, Mlss., November 15.?Defylng anost, Dennls Poke, a negro, was shot down and probably fatall.v wounded by a possonear here to-nlght. Poke, who had shot his fathor-in-law, fa tally wounded an old negress, shot hls wlfe and ft.e-1 upon Chtof of Pollce Staohltng, of Biloxl, near here yester? day, had takrth refugo In a 'barn when overtaken by the posse. When an attack on hjs -trongholfl was made, Pok_ appeared at a door wavi rlllo to hls shoulder, Before he cou'ld fire he was shot down, Ho was brought to Biloxl to-niglit and placed in lall. He la belleved to be __.____. EW EXPLOSIVE IS GIVEN TR1AL Another Destructive Forca May Be Added to Art of Warfare. NAVAL OFFICERS WITNESS TEST Two Charges Are Sent Against Old Fighter Puritan and That Vessel Is Very Badly Dam? aged?Five Men Remain Aboard During Shocks. Fort Monroe, Va., November 15.? Iligh exploslve testa on the monltor Puritan. anchored In Hampton lloads. to-day damaged the vessel so aerlously that lt waa necessary to aend a hurry call to the Norfolk navy yard to havo tuga sent up at once to tow the bat tered warship to dry oock. Tho tests made were requlred by a provlsion In the laat ordnance appropriation bill, whlch held up the balance of the ap? propriations for the year untll the testa were completed. Two exploalons wero made, each wlth 200 pounds of nltro-glycerlne gelatln, unconflned, except aa to a thln covering of aheet Iron. ln the tirst teat the high exploslve was placed agalnst the side of the aft turret ol the monltor; ln the second agalnst the side of the vessel, Just abovc the water line. Naval offlcers and experts present acknowledged that more damage waa done than they had antlclpated. Cracka Side Plntc. The first explosion cracked the aldo plate of the turret, whlch waa eight Inches thick, and forced it inward about eight inchea. A eat and two chickena placed lnaide ln the aame poaltlona that the gunners and slght er3 would occupy were not kllled. The second explosion bent ln so bad? ly the ten-lnch side plate of the ves? sel, thereby openlng a. blg hole be? low the water line. that the rear end of the boat sanic to the bottom ln less than two mlnutes after the explosion. As the Puritan draws eighteen feet 'and was only in nlneteen foet of wa? ter, she did not disappear below the surface of the greedy green waves. But ln a few mlnutea at least one of the big compartments was almost (Uled wlth rushlng water and water was pourfhg up from below deck and over the stern of the old fighter. Untll the vessel ls dry;locked lt wlll be Impossible to determlne the exact extent of the damage below the water line. or how much of the lower part of tho veaael waa fiooded. It was not belleved. however, that the armor platc waa cracked, although lt was bent and atovc ln about ten Inchea. The water was pouring ln, lt waa thought. through holes below the ar mor belt, whloh extended three and a half feot under water, or through feams caused by the Jearing apart of the plates. At the point where the second test was made the vessels plate was ten lnche8 thlck. ' Second More Severe. Of the two exploalona the second was the more severe, the hydro glycerine caualng the monltor to shake aa if she had been struck by a emall earthriuake, and it waa even felt allghtly on other veaaela lylng about 500 yards away. Captaln Aus? tin M. Knlght, presldent of the spe? cial naval ordnance board, who re malned on the Puritan to dlscharga the exploslve, aald after lt waa ovor that the aecond ahock was quite Be vere. Even the first shock, he hart acknowledged earlier, was greatei" than he had antlclpated. Almost on the spot whero the su /lerlorlty of a new form of flghtlng vessel, the ironclad, was determined forty-eight yeara ago, to-day therp waa dlscovered a possible new de? structive force ln warfare. Whlle lt was not ahown poaltlvely that the new exploslve, the lnventlon of 'Wll? lard S. Isham, ls more destructlvq than the present form of explostvo. whlch does its deadly work from ths lnslde rather than from the outside, novertheless, lt waa practlcally an knowledged that serious conaideration muat be given to the new outalde ex ploalve. Mr. Iahum hlmself waa pres? ent to witness the tests. Wlth tho first test he waa not aatlsflotl, claim ing that lf lt hud beon agalnat a liat ln8tead of a rounded surface lt would have worked much greater havoo. The second explosion accompllahed nearly aa much aa he expected. The realstance of tho frames and the ef? fect below the armor belt waa what he wanted to havo determined by tho test, and he sald afterwurda that he felt suro examination ln dry dock would provo hlm rlght. On the Puritan wlth Captaln Knlght at the tline of tho explosions were the shlp eat, black as coal, the eat whlch Mr. Isham brought along to place ln the turret, the chlckens and four aallora. Watch thc Tc?ts. Most of the navy and army offlcials nnd powder experts (Who wont down to witness tho testa wero aboard tho tug Wahneta. Among them were Rear-Admlral Mason, chlof of tha Bu? reau of Ordnance; Chlef Conatructor ?\Vatt, of tho navy; Major O'Horn, of the Ordnance Department. and Gen? eral Arthur Murray, chlef of tho Coust Artlllery. The Wahneta anchored about 500 yards on port side of tho Puritan, the. alc^on whlch tho tests wero mado, whlle about nn equal dls? tance away on starboard waa tho Monltor Tallahaseo, formorly tho l-'lorlda, whlch Itself about waa a target for naval gun testa. About flfty Coast Artlllery students at thls place went out on the mlnc-plnnter. Genoral S. M, Mills, to wltnoss tho testa. Aa soon aa the Puritan ls dry docked tho spoclnl board on naval ordnance, composod of Captain Knlght, presldent; Lleutenant - Communder RIchard ll. Jnokson and Phlllp Tl. Alger, professor of mnthomutles at Annapolls, wlll oxamlne her Injurlea carefully and mako. a roport thoroon. ? (Continued on Bocond Page.) ENGINEERS APPROVE Sny Pnniinin t'nnnl In Ilelng Ilullt ln llcnt Wiiy. New York, Novembor 15.?Approval of the way ln whlch tlio Panama Canal ls belng constructed ls glven by more than 100 membera of the American ln Btltute of Mining Englneers, wtio re? turned 'to New Vork to-dny After a trlp to the canal zone. Tlie Instltute chartered a iteamer ror the trip, which occupled twenty-flve days. Of thn 12U members who inspected tho nunat, ai most all of thom signed a report whlch wlll bc glven out on their return. "Tlie present plan of the work ls clearly practicable," says the report, "and the best, In our judgment, that could be Impoived under the concii tions." A canal at a lower level, especially at sea level, Is -.Irtually out ot tho questlon. the report oontenrts, sinco no one could estlmate Its cost or guar? antee Its satisfactory coinpletlon uid malntenance at any cost. It ls added that there. Is no reason for any nnx lety as to tho stablllty of the great Gatun dam. "V.B are unanlmous In our prnlse of the manner In whlch sanltation, o-. cavatlon. transnortutlon nnd construc? tion are performed wlth raplolty, skill and economy," the report continues, "A splrit of loyalty, emulatlon, Indus? try and pride seems to nnlmato em? ployes and offlcers allkc. Thls splrit was due to the Insplrlng example of Colonei Goethals and hls associntes and to the splendld work of the sanltation department under Colonei Gorgas." The englnevs say that the canul wlll be bullt by .lanuary 1, 1915, the date set. or earlier. Among those In the party of engl? neers were Dr. Henry S. Denlker, president of Lehlgh Universlty, Wil? llam A. Lothro, president of the Lehlgh Coal nnd Navlgatlon Company, and F. W. Scnrboro, of Rlchmond. BRITISH CRISIS DELAYED Premier Aur-tilth Not on Hnnil nt Open? lng of Pnrllnraent, London. November 15.?Parllament reassembled to-day. but In the absence of Premier Asqulth the proceedlngs lacked the Interest that has been an tlclpated and the polltlcal crisls is de layed until Friday. By that time the Premier wlll agaln have seen Klng Ceorge and laid before His Majesty the declslons reached by the Cabinet at to-day's sesslon, whlch was un ustially prolonged. The fact that the minlsters were in conference for two and a half hours was taken to indlcate that two or three of them wero favorable to the Plan of asklng the lords to accept or reject the veto resolutions beforo the dlssolutlon of? Parllament. These I members are sald to have made a hard j light ln suport of thelr vlews. An adjournment untll Fridav was I taken at the request of Chancollor i Lloyd-George. who sald that clrcum j stances had arlse "whlch In the judg | ment of the government rendered lt undeslrable tn .v.-eed with the busl ! ness set down f.f _o-day." He added ; that Premier A-Viuith would be ln a position on Frlu&y to make a state? ment of the government's plans. The House of Commons wns crowded i to lts capacity and a nervous tension j was notlceable durlng tr-_ .reUmlnn | rles. ? These ov-****, the chancet.... a.t | once sought nnd secured a postpone I ment of the in.-.?table crisls. SENATOR YOUNG'S ATTITUDE Says He Dock Not Antlvlpate Trouble With HiK Coll.i-Kiie. Des Molnes, lowa, November 16.? Unlted States Senator Lafayette Young, i ln an intervlew here, sald he would mako eve_ry effort in the Senate to be on the best of terms wlth Senator Cum mlns. whom he formerly opposed through the Des Molnes Capltal, Sena , tor Young's newspaper. "I shall have no trouble In gettlng ! along wlth Senator Cummlns," said ! Senator Young. "We are the best of ; frlends. He is big enough to act on his own judgment, and I expeet to do the same. The peopio of lowa can rest assured that there wlll be no unseemly scenes. My poilcy ln the Unlted States Senate will be constructive, not de structlve. "It will be for the good of the coun? try. It wlll be for,the reunltlng of the Republican party, for the good of the country depends upon the Republican party. I shall favor every good meas? ure. wlthout regard to Its source." QUESTION'REOPENED Whnt Constltute* Common Cnrrler, aml Whnt Is a Behnte. Washlngton, D. C, November 15.? Many mllllons of dollars ln payments annually to small connjectlng roads or merely nominal trackage extent, and owned as a rule hv a slngle shlpplng lnterest, are lnvol-^d ln a case whlch the Interstate Commerce Commlsslon to-day flxed for a hearlng at New Or? leans delegates. It reopens the whole questlon of what constltutes a common carrler, and what constltutes a re? bate. ? The allowances as made now to these so-called tap tlnes are varled In amount, and there is no unlformity ln practlce as to dlvlslon of rates be? tween them and Clie trunk llnes. Most of the lumber Yfies which tap regular common oarrlers are lri the South, and there Is a host of Industrial tap llnes ln the Centra] Frelght Associatlon ter? ritory, HUGH INMAN DEAD Atlnn.n Flnnncler ISxpIrcH of Pueu r.ionln ln New York Sanatorlum. New York. November 15.?Hugh ln man. an Atlanta ilnnncler, who came to New York several weeks ago to be treated for a nervous breakdown, dlod last nlght ln a prlvate sanatorlum. Mr. Inman's lllness was not regarded as (serlous unffl pneumonia devoloped. Hls widow and daughter will start foV At? lanta to-day wlth the body. Mr. Inman was born ?n .lefferson county, Tenn., slxty-three years ago. He spent a large part of h.ls llfe In Atlanta, and was ldentlfled wlth many of the flnanclal enterprises of that clty. In former years he was Intor ested ln "municipal government, and held several publlc ofllces. He wns nlso greatly Interested In church work. MIDDLETON INDICTED He Ia Charged Wlth Counterfettlng Mexlenn .Votes. New Orleans, La., November IS.? Harry Mlddleton, allas tho Rev. J. L. Hntton, to-day was Indicted by tho grand Jury on charges of counterfolt Ing Mexlcan $5 notes, and using tho Unlted States mails ln furtherance or a scheme to defraud. Mlddleton has been In Jall hp.e for several months. hls arrest resu'ltlng from attempts to get American money In excbtyige tor the alleged bogus Bank of .lallsoo notes. NOT A CANDIDATE Te*.nn .Inn Wlll Not Onpn.e Clnrk for S]>eitker_hli>. Washlngton, D. C, Nu vember 15.? Representative R. I_ Henry, of Texas, to-day announeed thnt he was not a candldate for ttf_ spe.akership of the Sixlv-..-ond Congress. "Uppermost In my mlnd ls Democratlc harmony and unlty," sald ho. "I would rather see tl\ls country blessed wlth Democratlc vlctory ln the selection of a prosld.nt, Unlted V.tnton Senators nnd Repreaentatl\\s than to have tho hlghest honor thu party could now conter upon me." IS NOT SATISFIED THAT SLEMP WON Stuart Asks District Committee to Make Investigation. WILL THEN DECIDE AS TO CONTEST Has No Desire to Take Advan tage of Any Technicality, but Anxious That District Shall Be Represented by Man Who Secured Majority of Legal Votes. [Special to The Timca-Dlapntch.] Roanoke, Va., Novembor 15.?Henry C. Stuart, of Ruasell county, Demo? cratic candldate for Congresa from tha Nlnth Dlstrict ln iaat Tuesday's elec? tlon, ls not. satlsiled that hla oppo? nent, C. Bascom Slemp, Republican, received a majorlty of legal votoa eaat, and wlll refer the matter to the dls? trict commlttee, whlch meeta at Pulaakl Saturday of next week, for full In? vestigatlon. He wlll then hold hlm? self aubject to the advice and instrue ttona of thla commlttee, on the ques? tion whether or not he wlll make a formal contest for the seat before the Hou3e of Representatives. Theao facls are Bet forth ln the followlng state? ment, given out here to-nlght by Mr Stuart. Mr. Stnnrt's Stntement. "To the Democrata of the Nlnth Vir? ginla Dlatrlct: "According to tho face of the returna, Mr. C. Bascom Slemp, the Republican nomlnoe, haa been elected to Congres.' from our dlstrict by a majorlty of 217. The definlte flgurea of the result wlll be known from the State Board of Can ? vnssers, which meeta on the 2Sth day of November at Rlchmond. The duty of thls board la conflned to complllng and reporting the flgures from the va j rious countles and lasulng a certlllcato ; accordingly. "It muat be recognized as a funda mental principle, that no man can be elected to any offlce unless he has re ; ceived the votes of a majority of the j legally quallfied voters partlclpatlng ; ln thc electlon. "If I was convlnced that Mr. Slemp i had received such a majorlty. I would accept cheerfully the flgures aa report? ed, well satlafled wlth the work of the Democratlc party Ih reduelng a ma jor'ty of 4,101 by about 3,000, and looking forward confldently to future vletorles, local .and general, for the party ln the dlstrict. It has been brought to my notlce, however. ,on evl? dence so strong as to demand serious attention, thnt many Illegal votea wera east and counted for Mr. Slemp. I feel that ln justiee to the party and people who have done me the honor to make me thelr atandard-bearer, I muat ask a full Investigatlon of thls electlon, wlth the purpose of arrlv-lng at an honeat reault. Therefore, I ahall re? fer the matter to the Democratlc Dls? trict Commlttee, the lawfully constl tuted authority of the party, that lt may conalder auch evldence as may be submltted. i ahall then hold mysolf subject to the advice and Instructiona of ihls commlttee, on the question of whethe#r or not to make a formal con? test for the seat before the House of Representatlvea. "Meanwhlle, I aak all loyal Demo? crats and all my aupporters to awalt patlently the action and declslon ot tho party authorlties. I feel that I can aay for the comml8alon, as for myself. that thero ls no purpose to take advantage oi any technicality, or take action, except such aa may be neceaaary to make aure, as nearly as possible, that tha dlstrict shali be represented by the man recelvlng the majorlty of the legal votes east. I have acted on thls principle steadlly, whether frlend or foe suffered by its appllcatlon, and I commend lt espoclal ly to thoao of my oppbnents who have clamored so loudly for purlty ln elec? tions. "Howevor, such an investigation may result lt can do no wrong. It may locato electlon frauda, lf any 8iavc been commltted, and ldentlfy thoso gullty of them. and separate those who really stand for honest t-lectlons from those who talk for thein, but really condemn only each wrong doing aa they auppose to have beon commltted agalnat themselves. "I take thls opportunlty to express agaln my thanks for the generous and loyal aupport given me by the peoplo of tho dlstrict, to congratulate my fcl low-Damocrata on the handsome show , Ing they mado and on the wonderful victory achleved by tho party ln the country, and to urge thnt whatever the ultlmnite reault of this recent electlon In our dlstrict, we maintaln I our organization and look forward with confidence to a complete vic? tory two years honce." Commlttee Cnlletl Together. j P. P. St. Clalr, chairman of the I Nlnth Dlstrict Democratlc Committee, j to-nlght issued a notlce. calllng a niecting of the Democratlc Commlt? tee to be held at PulaskI Clty on | Novembor :M>. All members of the | commlttee ure urged to attend. also all special sonntorial district commit teemen. HOURS IN ROLL CALL New Mexlco'n Constltutlon to n? Voted On by Sectlons. Santa Fo, N. M., Novomber 15.? Nlnety-slx hours of practlcally con tlnuous roll call la what faces dele? gates to tho Constltutional Conven? tion as tho llnal adoptlon of the Con stitution draws near. Thoro nre SOO aectlons, and under the rules a separate roll call ia re? qulred for each section. Each roll call .takea about twenty mlnutes. Tho prohlbition questlon and tho apportlonment of the Stato for legla latlve und Judlciai purposes are ?rac. tlcally the "niy proposltlons to bo considered before tho llnal adoptlon oV tho Constltutlon takes place. Thore ls a strong prohablllty that the prohlbition lssue will be passed over, on the ground that lt haa no proper placa ln the Conatttutlon