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thbtimes founded lw. WHOLE NUMBER 18,623. RICHMOND, VA, THURSDAY, MAY. 18, 1911.
Will Lay Down Reins
of Government Be?
fore June 1.
Foreign Minister De La Barra
Will Be President ad Interim
and Insurrecto Chief Madero
His Chief Adviser?Armis?
tice Declared and Peace
Slexlcn Cltr, May 17_Prenldeut Dlot
S?d Vlcc-Pre*ldcni Corrnl "111 renlgn
{>efore June 1, nn(i Milliner of Foreign
Relation* fie In llorrn will become
president nil Interim, according to ofll
clnl announcement made to-day.
FrouclHCo I. Madero, Jr., tbc revolu?
tionary lender, will he called to Mex?
ico City to net an De In Harra'? chief
adviser and tn nerve an the greatest
guarantee pnnnlble that every pledge
made by the government to end tho
revolution will be curried out,
'An viewed by the public, It will be
virtually a Joint presidency, pending
the colllns of a new preatdcutlal elec?
The Cabinet -"til he reorganised.
'I lie Minister of War villi be named by
tie la Harra. The foreign ofllcc will
be In charge of n aubnecretnry, named
by He In Harro. Other Cabinet mem.
her? will lie ehoseu by Ue la Usrrn and
.Madero nctlug Jointly.
The new election will be called with?
in nix nionthn, and political amnesty
will he recommended to the Chamber
of Deputies.
The foregoing are the conditions on
which PreMdenl Diaz will compromise
with the rebels. Virtually, they are
admitted In high quarters to be a com?
plete Burrcnoer to the reyo'utJppla^s. y
fiuurnntec Complete.
The resignation of Diaz and the
"Joint regency" of Do la Harra and Ma?
dero are said to constitute a guarantee
so complete that the original insurrec?
to demand for fourteen Governors no
longer need be considered.
The Cabinet was In almoEt contin?
uous session for two hours to-day, de?
spite the Illness of President Diaz. Tho
President's entire face Is affected by
sn ulcerous growth. His upper Up is
swollen far beyond its normal size, and
his face is Inflamed. His condition Is
not alarming, despite his advanced age.
Tho government's conditions were
telegraphed to Judge Carbajal this aft?
ernoon, with Instructions to submit
them to Genera! Madero. They were
accepted, apparently, as an armistice
covering the entire republic of Mox
ica was agreed upon at Juarez this
evening. Inasmuch as the government
believes that It has made every con?
cession that the revolutionists re?
quested, It 1b firmly believed that a
treaty of peace will follow.
The public received the announce?
ment of Diaz's Intention to resign with
apparent satisfaction. Since the battle
of Juarez the people have realized that
the President's renunciation of his
high office alone could bring about
peace. Busihess throughout the re?
public has suffered severely, and the
people generally were eager for an
honorable peace.
The one condition over which a
quibble may occur Is said to be lhat
regarding the selection of the Minister
of War. The selection Is left entirely
to De la Barra. He must be, according
to the agreement of the ministers and
the President, "a general who has the
good will and respect of the army."
Many people see in this an intima?
tion that General Bernardo Reyes will j
be the choice. Madero has expressed !
open opposition to Reyes, and he may
still hold against such an appoint?
May Be neuralen.
General Jose E. Gonzales, a native
of Chihuahua, has also been suggested
as Minister of War. While the sugges?
tions came from the revolutionists, it
la not Impossible that he might he
fully acceptable to the government.
General Gonzales has taken no active
part In the campaign against the
rebels. He now occup es the ranking
position In the Infantry branch of the
Department of War. He has the good
will and respect of the army as well
as of the administration. The reser?
vation made regarding the Foreign
Office probably w'll he acceptable to
the revolutionists. At no time has Do
la Barra Incurred the personal an?
tagonism of the revolutionists: but he
has done everything In his power to
bring the two factions together. It Is
almost entirely through his efforts
that an understanding Is so near. It is
not expected that the armistice will
result In immediate cessation of hos?
tilities. Although the government will
place at the d'sposltlon of Madero the
telegraph and railroads to facilitate
the transmission to rebel armies of the
news that an agreement, has been
reached and of his orders to coase
fighting, many of the rebel bands are
for from the telegraph stations, and
Madero will have no easy task In stop?
ping hostilities. It is not questioned
that tho reputable chiefs or Madero.
auch as Ainbroslo Flguerero in tho
south, and Luis Moya In the north, will
oboy the order of Madero to cease hos?
tilities. On the ether hand, there may
he cases of brigandage by hands who
call themselves "Mndi <-|sts." The gov?
ernment itself will not be Inclined to
* '{Continued on Eighth Page.)
Resignations Stir Official and
Social "Washington to
Had Criticized "Small-Headed
Men" Who Blackball Promi?
nent Men.
Washington. May IT.?The resigna?
tions of two memhors of the board of
governors and the secretary of t,he
Metropolitan Club In this city, made
known to-day, following a speech by
President Taft last night, in which he
denounced ??small-headed men." who.
In clubs, attempt to manifest their
greatness by black-balling, men of
prominence, proposed for membership,
have stirred official and social Wash?
ington to tlte core. President Taft,
who Is a member of the Metropolitan,
was reported recently to have felt some
resentment over the exclusion from the
organization of several newly-elocted
Congressmen and Senators, proposed
for membership by some of tlte most
Influential men in the club. Among
the men excluded was one of whom
the President is said to be particularly
Tlte flurry caused by the club's ac?
tion al that time had partly died down,
when President Taft last night. In an
address at the Jewish Temple, revived
the subject by saying that he had
had friends?Gentiles?kept out of
clubs "by people who were not worthy
to button up their shoes."
This was followed by the announce?
ment to-day that Brigadier-Genera)
Clarence R. Edwards, of the Bureau
of Insular Affairs, on Intimate friend
of President Taft: Lieutenant-Colonel
Charles I* McCawley, of the Marine
Corps formerly a White House aide,
and Captain T. M. Potts, of the navy,
had resigned their official positions
with the Metropolitan Club.
General Edwards and Captain Potts
were members of the board of gover?
nors, and Colonel McCawley, secretary
of the club. All three of the^e officers
had asked that their resignations take
effect at once, but Captain Pott3 and
Colonel McCawley later agreed to serve
until next October on account of the
difficulty of Oiling their places at this
time of the year. General Edwards,
however. Insisted that his resignation
should be accepted Immediately.
It is said that the resignations of
Messrs. Edwards, McCawley and Potts
undoubtedly mean that In the future
no officer In the active service of the
army, navy or marine corps will hold
office in the Metropolitan Club. Fric?
tion created by the exclusion of Sena?
tors. Representatives and other men of
prominence lu official life hatt been
more or less frequent, and it is be?
lieved has not worked lo the best In?
terest of the various branches of the
military service.
All Have as Purpose Making
Sherman Law More
Not Likely That Definite Action
Will Be Taken at Special
Washington. May 17.?As indicating
the possible effect on legislation of the
Supreme Court's Standard Oil decision,
three bills were introduced In the Sen?
ate to-day, one by Senator Jones, of
Washington, Republican, and the other
two from Senators Culberson, or Texas,
and Reed, of Missouri, Democrats. All
look to amendment ? of the Sherman
anti-trust law to Include all combina?
tions In restraint of trade, regardless
of their reasonableness or unreason?
ableness, and all are suggested by Jus
lice Marian's dissenting view in the
Standard Oil case.
Senator Culberson seeks to make the
provision prohibiting combinations lo
apply to all such combinations of
"whatever character."
The Jones bill so amends.the law
as to declare all combinations Illegal
"whether reasonable or unreasonable."
Mr. Reed's bii. provides lhat all com?
binations in restraint of trade shall be
held "unreasonable and illegal In all
proceedings in law and equity."
The Senate to-dav ordered the print.
Ing of 5.000 copies of both the con?
trolling opinion of- Chief Justice White
and the dissenting, opinion of Justice
-?tirlan. Senators ger erally agree that
the indications favor a general agita?
tion for tlte amendment of the existing
law. but the subject is of such vast
Importance that no one expects any
serious effect during tho special ses?
sion. Chairman Clayton, of the House
Committee on Judiciary, expressed the
prevailing view when lie. said:
??] do not anticipate any activity with
regard to remedial trust legislation.
It seems to me that It would bo wise
for Congress to wait and see the effoct
; of the decision upon the trusts, par?
ticularly as to distinction between rea?
sonable and unreasonable restraint of
trade, before wo'.initiate any legisla?
Mr. Clayton believed It would have,
been wise for the Supreme Court to
appoint a receiver for the Standard
Oil Company, for then, he said, "we
I would be sure about a dissolution."
Kffortn Abandoned,
Washington, D. C, May 17.?The ef?
fort to have former Senator Scott, of
i West Virginia, appointed a member of
tho governing body of the National
Soldiers' Home, which was checked a
month ago by Senator Brown, of Ne?
braska, was abandoned to-day, when
at Mr- Scott's Instance, the Senate res
oinded Its former action In Iiis behalf.
After tho Senate had adopted a reso?
lution providing for the ex-Senator's
{Continued on Fifth Page.)"
Without It, Lorimcr's Election
.N ever W ould Have'Taken
Committee Makes Final Report,
Putting Further Action Up
to Legislature.
Springfield. 111., May 17.?Holding
that the election of William Lorlmer
to the United States Senate "would
not have occurred had it not been for
bribery and corruption," and censuring
Judge Petit, of Chicago, for ending
the usefulness of the committee, the
final report of the State Senate ? brib?
ery Investigating committee was made
to the Senate to-day. The report was
a voluminous document, containing, In
addition to testimony taken by the
committee, the detailed report of the
United Stales Senate's subcommittee's
evidence in the l.ortmer case and Hie
transcripts of various bribery trials,
all of which have resulted in verdicts
of not guilty. \
The committee report intimates that
most of the persons accused seem to
the committee to have been acquitted
without sufficient evidence of guiltless?
ness. Kpr the moft part report re?
views evidence thnl has horeto'fore
ben printed as it developed.
After reviewing the committee's in?
vestigation of the election of William
Uorlmer to the United States Senate,
the report says:
"Your committee has reached the
conclusion that the. election of William
l.orimer before the last General As?
sembly would not have occurred had
It not been for bribery and corrup?
The report recites that the commit?
tee's usefulness was ended recently by
the decision of Judge Petit, of Chicago,
who held that the committee "had no
power or authority to subpoena wit?
nesses or lake proof, because of (he
fact that the scope of said inquiry
Included not only members of the Sen?
ate, but of the House as well: and (hat
In the passage of said resolution fcrc
nting the committee) the Sonate nought
to embark upon an Inquiry over which
(Con tinned on Third Page.)
" The Token.'
Read the series nf detective
stories -which nIII he printed In the
Illustrated Mngnr.liio 'of The Tlmes
r)lNr/nteli, licglnultifr next Sunday.
Tlie first one will be "The Token,"
from the pen of fJeorge Itlhlinnl.
Kn<-h story Is complete In Itself, mid
eneli Is n masterpiece of the story?
teller's nrt.
Southern Baptists Defeat Joshua
Levering on Ballot for
Delegates Hear Reports of
Church's Activity in Various
Jacksonville. Fla.. May 17.?A com?
plete surprise was sprung at the open?
ing session of the Southern Baptist
Convention this afternoon, when Dr.
K. C. Dargan. pastor of the Flr?t Bap?
tist Church, of Macon, Ca., was placed
in nomination tor. president against
Joshua Levering, who had been pro?
posed for re-election to that office.
When the votes were counted it was
found that' Dr. Dargan had been elect,
When the convention was called to
order 1.200 delegates were assembled
ill the hall of the new .Sliriners' Tem?
ple. The first business before the meet?
ing was the election of officers. Vice
presidents were chosen as follows:
Hcv. John D. Meli, of Georgia; H. S
D. Mai lory, of Alabama; C. A. Carson,
of Florida. State Senator, ami W. M.
Whettlngton, of Greenwood. Miss.
Dr. Lansing Burrows, of Americas,
Ga., and Dr. Oliver (?'. Gregory, of
Staunton. Va.. were re-elected secre?
taries. George W. Norton, of Louis?
ville, Ky.. was re-elected treasurer, and
William H. Harvey, also of Louisville,
was re-electc-d auditor.
C. A. Carson, of Kisslnimee. Fin., de?
livered tlte address of welcome which
was responded to by Dr. H. A. Sumrall,
of Shreveport, La.
Joshua Levering, president of the
board of trustees of the Southern Bap?
tist Theological Seminary, presented a
resolution, calling attention to the fact
that new trustees were to he elected
from the States of South Carolina, Vir.
ginla, Texas. North Carolina, Tennes?
see. Missouri, Maryland and the DIs
Irlet of Columbia. On his motion a
committee was appointed to nominate
brethren who could be elected by ihn
con ventlon.
Dr. J. M. Frost read a digest of the
report of the Sunday school hoard,
while the foreign and home mission
boards" reports were made by Or. R.
.1. Wlllinghnm and Dr. R. Ii. Gray.
Sunday School Itcport.
All the protlts made by the Sunday
school board of the Southern Baptist
Convention go Into the mission work
of Hie denomination The annual re?
port of the board shows lhat during
the past year It has given In cash to
the different departments of the work
the total sum of ?G0,S>21, and In gifts of
periodicals and books. $S,S21, additional.
Of this amount $2,500 was given to the
homo mission board; $2,500 to the for?
eign mission hoard, and $10.000 toward
Hie endowment fund for a Southern
Baptist Theological Seminary.
The growth of the work Is shown hy
(Continued op Third Page.)
Confederate Veterans Will .Meet
Here When Battle Ahbey
Is Dedicated.
Business Sessions End, and To
Day Will Witness Annual
Little Rock, Ark., May 1".?Macon.
Ga.. was chosen to-day by the Con?
federate veternns as the next city for
the next annual reunion of the old
soldiers. In 1913. it Is generally un?
derstood the encampment will be hold
in Richmond.
The following officers were re-elect?
ed: Commander-ln-Chief, General Geo.
W. Gordon. Memphis, Tenn.
Department Commanders, Army of
Northern Virginia. Lieutenant-General
C. Irvine Walker, Charleston, S. C.
Army of Tennessee, Lleutenant-Gen
eral Bennett II. Voting, Louisville, Ky.
Trans-Mississippi Department, Lieu.
tenant-General K. M. Van Zandt. Fort
Worth. Tex.
Seven cities sought the reunion next
year. Adjutant-General William 10. .
Mickle read Invitations from Macon.
Houston. Jacksonville, Louisville. Chat?
tanooga. Tenn.; Fresno. Ca!., and At?
lantic City. N. .1. When the vole was
announced Macon had a long lead, with
Houston, second.
With the election of officers and the
selection of the next encampment city
the business sessions of the veterans:
ended. To-morrow the parade will
take place, followed in the evening
by the last scheduled event of this re?
union?the Confederate ball, which
will b,-> held at the Auditorium.
To-day the veterans put the stamp
of their approval on the telegram sent
earlier to President Taft in response to
his greeting to the gathering. Through
Adjutant-General Mickle the message
was made official.
The Texas standard of the United
Confederate Veternns was brought to
the. platform during the memorial exer.
rises to-day. and after the flag had
been draped In mourning, Charles M.
Meng, of Dallas, eulogized the life,
character and achievements of the late
General W. L CAbell.
Other events at the memorial ser?
vice included a brief address by the
chaplain-general, who opened the ser?
vice; a poem. "The Confederate Sol?
dier," written and road by Father P.
F. Brnnnan, of Dnllns; a funeral dirge,
read by Mrs. Virginia Frazler Boyle,
und an nddress by the Rev. H. W.
Smith, pastor of the Second Presbyte?
rian Church of Little nock.
Two .More nenthx.
Two additional deaths among the
ranks of the veternns attending the
Confederate reunion occurred last
night. W. M. Rivers, of West Point.
Ga.. after having been .taken III at the
Union passenger station, died In a few
hours. Heart failure caused his death.
I (Co~ntln?e?~?n Eighlh WKs?l)
Most important'Meet?
ing in Trade's History
Begins Tc-Day.
President of New York Cotton
Exchange to Speak This After?
noon?Members Discuss Cur?
tailment of Product or
Broader Market?Others
Cotton was king at the Jefferson ?
Hotel last night. Manufacturers of
the Ssouth's staple crop from all parts
of the United states, ami several rep?
resentatives of foreign countries, were
assembled In p.nt.lei nation of the fif?
teenth annual convention of tie Amer?
ican Cotton Manufacturers' Associa?
tion, which opens In the Jefferson au?
ditorium this morning at 9:.m o'clock.
From the advance attendance, and
from statements of officers and com?
mittee chairmen, it would appear that
the meeting will prove the largest ever
held In attendance and the most Im?
portant in business transacted.
Several matters of irreal Importance,
including relations with tlte Cotton
Exchanges of New York and N'etv Or?
leans, the problems of overproduction
and curtailment, of enlarging' home
and foreign markets, of freight rates
and tariff, are to he discussed, while
addresses are to he made not only by
the leaders of the textile trade Within*
the association, but by men of emi?
nence. Including Hie president o' the
New York Cotton Exchange, rv.Kr;;;
on trade conditions In China and the
far Fast, ami authorities on mill man?
agement an<i factory methods.
President Conper'w Dinner.
Preliminary to the convention. Pres?
ident D. Y. Cooper, of Henderson, X.
C, gave a dinner In the palm rooms of
the Jefferson last night to the officer.;,
board of governors anil a number of
invited guests, covers being h.ld for
about fifty.
Among the after-dinner speakers
were Franklin W. Hohbs, president of
! the National Association of Cotton
I Manufacturers, a New England organi?
zation aflil'ated with the American As?
sociation; Arthur ii. t,owe, president
of the Lowe Manufacturing Company,
of Huntsville. Ala., and of the Park
Hill Manufacturing Company. Fitch
burg. Mass.; W. A. Erwin, chairman of
the board of governors, and secretary
and treasurer of Hie Erwin Cotlon
Mills Company, of Durham. N. C.: John
Skelton Williams, of Richmond; Elli?
son A. Smyth, president of the PeD.er
Manufacturing Company and of the
Helton Mills. Greenville, ,S. C. and
Mayor D. C. Richardson, of Richmond.
President Cooper presided, the dinner
being In every way an elaborate and
enjoyable affair.
llnnrtl of GovernorH Meet.
Following the dinner, a brief meet?
ing of tlte board of governors was held,
when the final revision of the program
was had.
Secretary C. B. Bryant said last
night that there was every prospect
of the largest attendance In the his?
tory of the organization, there being
1,113 active and associate members en?
rolled In the association, of whom
more than SOO will probably be In
Richmond before the opening of the
convention this morning. A notable
matter, said Secretary Bryant, was the
large enrolment for this convention
of members from the New England
States, about 200 of whom will he
present this morning. Many have al?
ready arrived, while the early trains
from every direction this morning will
bring in those who have already wired
for reservations and advised the sec?
retary of their Intention to attend.
President Cooper, a North Carolinian,
who has for years been well known ,'n
Richmond both as a tobacco dealer
and cotton manufacturer, and as large?
ly Interested in Richmond hanking
ventures, last night expressed his
pleasure that the convention should for
the third time in four years meet In
Richmond He praised tlie ample ac?
commodations and excellent arrange?
ments for the convention, and the
courtesies of the reception committee
and members of the Chamber of Com?
merce, many of whom were at the
hotel to welcome visitors last night.
Among arrangements for the con?
venience of delegates during their stay
In Richmond Is a plan for having cot?
ton market <|uolations posted hourly
on a board in the convention hall,
showing the condition of the principal
cotton markets of the world.
Serious Problems.
Members of the conve.ntion were In
earnest consultation In many groups
about the hotel last night, conferring
on pressing problems of the textile
industry which have, boon agitated for
the past three or four years. In some
lines it is realized that the cotton
manufacturing business of America has
reached a crisis, and that steps must
be tukon to either secure further cur?
tailment of product or to broaden the
market. In fact, condition:-' have been
more or less unsettled itt the mill In?
dustry since the depression of 1307
13HS. Stoadily advancing prices of raw
cotton, due. It is believed; to smaller
production and more diversified farm?
ing In tlio South, enabling growers to
secure better prices, has put upon tha
manufacturer the burden of either
lowering prices of the raw material or
educating tlte consuming public to pay
a higher price for finished goods.
Sueecan of Southern Mills.
Members of the association who have
studied the economic problems In-,
volved assert that Southern mills have
enjoyed a remarkable record fo>- the
past quarter of a century, because of
abnormal economic facts in their lo?
cation In a section favorable to a
healthy and vigorous growth. Their
success has been so ample that in many
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