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1IIE TJMU8 FOUNDED 16??, WHOLE NTJMBER 18,799. RICHMOND, VA., FRJPAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1911. THE WEATHER TO.DAY-Uo.ettled. PRICE TWO CENTS. Directors Indorse New] Plan of Government by Rising Vote. MEMBERS EAGER TO WORK FOR ITI Acting President Carrington Warns Board Not to Pass Resolutions Unless It Was Prepared to Fight for New System and Win. JColhusluBtic and unanimous Indorse ?MM by a rising vote saa given by the board of directors of the Chain bcr of Commerce yesterday afternoon to thb proposed changes In the form of el'y government. The vote was taken after members of the special committee had lully outlined what was proposed, and after several members of tho chamber had discussed the re? port. Before putting the ilnal ques? tion on the resolutions of approval of? fered and strongly supported by 1 Judge George U Christian, Acting President T. M. Carrington warned the board that to Inaugurate such a plan in tho face of announced oppo? sition meant a fight and unless the chamber proposed to see It through. Mr. Carrington advised the board to have nothing to do with 11. Willing to Go to Work. "We only weaken our Influence." said Mr. Carrington from the chair. 1 by passing resolutions merely to ave then tabled. You have heard ?hat is proposed and what this plan i icana to the city. You have also | card that there Is much opposition, -'he chamber has not In a long time met defeat In anything It has und? r taken, and unless you mean to see this undertaking successfully consum? mated?unless you mean to take your coats ofT und go to work for the good of the city?you had better leave it alone." . Text of Iteaolnttnns. * In the face of this warning, when W*he question was called every member s? mod In his place In indorsement of ? .ho following resolution: "Wlureas, the city of Klchmond. within its limits pi lor to the recent Occasion of new territory, has greatly ,-icrea?ed In population, and Its popu ?lon and area have been largely add to by the extension of the cor ? rate limits on the north side of the ver and by the merging or amalga atlon of the former city of Man 'hctitor, now known as Washington ard; and "Whereas, the present form of gov irhment of the city is unscientific, -n hat the legislative and administra? te departments are not separate and 1 lihttnrt. and Its methods arc obsolete | ^*nd cumbersome, rendering the duties ! of the members of the City Council 1 multifarious and burdensome to a de- | grce that "Is prejudicial to the promp and offclent management of municipal affairs; "Therefore, be It resolved; "That while the Richmond Chamber I of Commerce fully recognizes that the ; Presen, representatives of the city in I ts legislative department and Its ofll? i oisls have labored earnestly, faith fllllv, j.nd often tirelessly. In the dis el*a r- ->t the public duties Incumbent | upr i.,-m in their respective posl- | Mono, and that the progress and wcl- I fare of Richmond Is largely due 10 \ their intelligent and patriotic efforts, yet in view of the enlarged held of j their labors and the more difficult and j complex problems with which they ! have to deal, that the city has abso- j lutoly outgrown Its present form of >vemment and method.-- of ndnilnis- j iratlon, and, therefore, that the action if the City Council in authorizing the special Joint committee on form ?f government, to -tnvesUgate and report "upon such changes in government as will, in their opinion, result In Troater economy of administration nd facilitate the dispatch of the city islness generally," was most wide nd timely. Further, that the Chamber, after onslderatlon of the modifications sug ested by the committee in its rc- ] jrt to tho Common Council on the h day of November, 1911, Ir of th? inlon that those modifications and | to creation of tho proposed adminls a'.lon board and the granting to It' the proposed powers would Insure reat benefit to the city frot.i a busl sslikc administration of its affairs, od therefore respectfully ask thst e City Council will give the plan bmltted its earnest consideration and approval, und press before the j State Legislature the passage of such amendments as may be necessury for | carrying the said plan Into operation." Will tio Actively to Work. With a view of putting the attitude] of the Chamber Into practice, .lames D. Crump moved to instruct the Cham? ber Committee on Municipal Affairs Immediately to take up the matter. It being authorized to associate with Itself other members of the Chamber, and to have the service of Business Manager Dabney as Its agent to carri? on an educational camjalgti before tho people of tho city and the Council of tho advantages of the plan -outlined. This committee consists of, James R. I Gordon (chairman), John Stewart Bryan. John A. Cutchlns. I-. 55. Morris. [ F. r>. Williams and President Henry | W. Wood. A vote of thanks wan given to the I ?pedal committee of the Council and the citizen members associated with It In the laborious, painstaking and successful manner In which they have studied the problem and presented an Intelligent and coherent report. Judgo Christian brought the matter j t fore the board, offering the revet) J ons which formed the topic of ?-??i ate, stating that he had himself bee.. member and president of the Com? mon Council for some years before his election to the bench of the Hust Sharp Attack Upon Eng? land Made by German in Reichstag. REMARKS BRING FORTH APPLAUSE Chancellor Defends Morocco Congo Agreement and Denies He Backed Down Before British M c n a c e?Crown Prince Manifests Ap? proval at Criticisms. Berlin. November 9.?Before a hos? tile house and crowded galleries to? day Chancellor Von Bcthinann-lloll- J weg appeared to defend the Morocco- j Congo agreement, and exhausted his skill In explaining the great advan-i tuges In a frlendlj settlement with ? I"ranee, to the future value cf colonial' acquisitions, and to disprove the re? ports that Germany had backed down before British menace. He wa:-. however, allowed to finish with scarcely a t-.tgri of applause In approval. The Crown Prince, wh' i I publicly reported disapproval of the I Franco-German sgrcenicnt has li .1 been denied, appeared In the royal box with Prince August William, having come from Danzig for the spe? cial purpose of being present to hear the < hahcellor to-day. The Chancellor bejran by taking up the reports that the dispatch of the German gunboat Panther to Agadlr, j Morocco, was a "bolt out of a blue j sky," and that Germany planned to i acquire territory In Southern Mo- ! rocco. Before sending the warship to .\ga- j dir, Herr Von Bethmann-Hollweg said : h<- had proposed that France and j Germany should open negotiations for! the purpose at reaching a basis for' the recognition of France's political position In Morocco. the economic guarantees to be obtained by Germany and colonial compensation. France.' 1 owever. avoided positive proposal.;, meanwhile going ahead with the oe- j cupatlon of Morocco. The dtsputch of the gunboat Panther then was neces-j sure, and produced the. dcelred result. 'I ho faulty of assertions that Gcr-. many contemplated the acquisition of Moroccan territory was plainly shown, the Chancellor continued, by the declaration* communicutcd to the: powers Immediately before the arrival: of the Panther at Agadlr, as well as the Inspired statements printed In the | newspapers Immediately after the Girriian warship had anchored off the Moroccan seaport Rebuked bj* Nation'* Preallsre Herr Von Bethninnn-Hollwcg dis cussed the resignation of the secre? tary of state for the colonies, Dr. Dlndcquist, who refused to appear In | the Reichstag it, defense of the Mo? rocco-Congo agreement, and then passed over the accusation of weak? ness, maintaining that German pres tic,e rebuked those demanding a dis? play of tho German fist. "We are not llvlntr in the Homeric age, when threats an< bouetiug were thought necessary," the chancellor said. "Germany is strong enough to I dispense with such shield rattling, j und will know how to draw the sword | when the time comes. The Emperor I steadily Insisted on strict adherence | to our program at all stages of *thc I negotiations. In full consciousness that \ every action of u great power may j Involve the fateful question of war or . peace, and In full readiness to uphold J the honor of the nation with the i sword." I After relating the representations | made by Germany to Great Britain, relative to the spech made by David j Lloyd-George, at a banquet given by l the bankers of London, July 21 last. 1 and to Anglo-French newspaper In? sinuations and the belligerency of the German people, as a result of Mr. ] Lloyd-George's remarks, the German chancellor declared: "Nobody can tell w hether war some | time will come, but my duty Is to so act that war, which Is avoidable and not demanded by the honor of Ger? many, must be avoided." This statement called forth general applause. The Franco-German crisis, the chancellor said, was so acute on ap? proaching final settlement, that, end? ing peacefully, It was worth more \ than all discussions of arbitration and disarmament. Then, summing up tho advantages of the agreement, he con- ' eluded: "I expect no praise and fear no | blame." Attitude of Crown I'rlnce. The attention of the spectators and the members of the Reichstag, during and after the speches made by Baron Von Hertllng, clerical, and Herr Von Heydebrand, conservative, was at? tracted by the attitude of Crown Prince Frederick William. He openly applauded the phrase "Our peaceful professions arc regarded abroad us a sign of weakness," nnd nodded ap I provlngly at other crltlclsmo of Herr Von llothmann-Hollwcg's policy and j tactics, notably with regard to the ' chancellor's attitude toward the re? signed colonial secretary. Dr. Llndo qulst. The crown prince made a sim? ilar demonstration when Herr Von Heydebrand spoke on tho "German I sword which alone can guarantco German prestige." Herr Von Rebel. Socialist leader In the Reichstag, made a violent attack upon the chancellor and the foreign 6ccrctnry, Herr Von Klderlen-Waech ter, and In denunciation of the Mo? rocco-Congo agreement'. In a signed statement to-night tho crown prince dented current reports that he had -mmunlcated with one or two of his fliers with a view to making*, repro ','.'.' jitlons to his father disapproving of the chancellor's policy regarding Morocco. Position Badly Shaken. That Chancellor Von Bethmnnn-Holl - .(Continued, on Third rage.;? IMCHII DYNASTY WILL BE OUSTED Active Preparations for Inevitable Assault Upon Capital. PEKING AWAITING REBELS'APPROACH City Is Ready for Long Siege. Foreigners, It Is Asserted, Will Be Fully Protected?Numer? ous Defections of Govern? ment Soldiers to Revo? lutionaries. Peking, November 10 2:02 A. M.? Peking Is still awaiting the approuch of teh rebels. The Korbluden City Is filled with princes, high officials and others who arc entitled to entry with? in Its gates. Stores of provisions have been transported to that place, which strongly guarded, Is reudy for a siege. Active preparations, for what Is con? sidered the Inevitable assault upon the capital, arc going on within the legs tlon quarter, for it Is now conceded that the Mancliu dynasty will be oust? ed. Foreigners, it Is asserted, wt'l be fully protected, but experience bis taught that the temper of the people Is not to be trusted when revolution? ary movements arc In progress. The fact that Tien Tsln did not fall yesterday, as was expected. Is a hono ful sign, because It Indicates thttt whatever steps tho revolutionaries are taking in the North at least they are proceeding: along careful lines and :irn acting with consideration and wlthiUt haste. Whilo reinforcements have reached Peking, reports have ben received of numerous defections of the Manch J soldiers to the rebel side. The govern? ment troops arc an uncertain quantity, but there arc still loyal reglmenta which nre lighting for the dynasty At Nanking, where the revolution? ists outnumber the imperialists live t-> one.- the latter still hold Purple Moun? tain. They are strongly intrenched und are said to have abundant sup? plies. Situation I? Critical. A wlreleas dispatch has been ro cclvcd from tho American consul, KJ ward C. Raker, who has arrived at Hankow, from I-Chnng. The co'.'sul states that the customs and other for? eign officials aro leaving Chung-King. In Sze-Chucn province. from which place the British consul sends reports that the eltuntlon Is critical. The. road between I-Chang und Chung King is unsafo and there is dungcr from robber bands. An American, who Is In close touch with the Tien-Tsln rebels, says they are. divided Into two factions. The conservative faction probably will con? trol and wait until there Is a material force behind them before taking over the city. At present only '.',000 poluc within the city support the rebels. The attitude of foreigners Is causing anxiety and distrust among the rebels. The rebel leaders point out that the consuls have permitted the govern? ment to bring In soldiers contrary tt> the protocol of 1910. and have objected to General Chang bringing in troops. Foreign railway officials, they *ay. provide trains at the government's order, but not at General Chang's. A threatening letter, referring to such incidents as not being neutral bus been received by the consular body at Tlen-Taln. The Peking-Hankow rail? way officials likewise are pro-Manchu. The fact that General Wu Tu Cheng's head was carried away after his assassination a few nights ago, has . caused the Belief in certain quarters I that a reward has been offered for It. It Is reported that the head has been | brought to the Forbidden City, but the i story evidently has been Invented by rebels, who hope to prove the palace's complicity In the murder. 'Wonts Support of Chang. The Chinese government evidently1 shares the belief of foreigners that I General Chang Shao Tsen controls the situation in North China, and It Is j using every possible means to gain his ! support. General Chang, however. Is a man of strong convictions, and of quite different typo from the ordinary i officer. Recently General Chang, In speaking with a correspondent, asked what for? eigners thought of the situation. He i said his men desired peace, and asked j again: "Can peaceful means he found to terminate this great trouble? Why do foreigners think so much of Yuan ? Shi Kal? Can Yuan maintain peace?" ; Then reverting to the Hankow nuts- j saerc, and General Wu'a assassination. ? General Chang expressed distrust of, the government. Gene-riil Tuan. with 2.000 men of t'.io| third division, has reached Pao Ting I Fu. The remainder of the division Is : believed to be with General Chang. Tlen-Taln Still la I.oyal. Tien-Tsln. November 9.?Notwith? standing tho avowed Intention of the i revolutionaries to take over the city I to-day. and the finding in the British I concession of a proclamation to that effect. Tien-Tsln remains quiet to? night, und is still loyal to the reigning dynasty. A French gunboat, however, | In anticipation of trouble, has moved \ up the river to protect the Catholic mission. General Chang Shao Tsen. command? ing tho Lanchau troops, according to consul reports. Is marching to Tien- ] Tsln at the head of the Twentieth I Army division, on his way to Peking. General Chung's aide visited the ; Tien-Tsln consular headquarters on November 8. and presented a commun? ication to tho effect that General Chang Intended to take over the city of Tien-Tsln. He said he anticipated tho transfer -would he peaceful, but that Manchu resistance would lead to | lighting. Hence ho wished the consuls to take, what precautions they deemed ! necessary. General Chang, in his miw- l sage, added that ho had 20.000 troops | whom he desired to bring within the. twenty-mllo limit prescribed by the i protocol. . 1 The consuls have considered the i viceroy's request that they issue a proclamation forbidding additional troops, particularly- those from Lan chau, from entering the Interdicted urea, within seven miles of Tien-Tsln. They have replied to the viceroy that such a proclamation was a matter for the diplomatic body, but expressed the opinion that It was not deslrablo thnt further troops should enter the interdicted area. This attitude of the ? ^XConUnucd. on, Third, Page.), *J OME OF THESE MAY BE PRESIDED 7-GENERAL MKS. ORLANDO HALLIBURTON, Arkansas. JIK5. DAISV Mcf.At'IlLV STI?VHNS, Mississippi. .nns. LivixGSToxF. hose scHuvi,un, New York. MUS. JASIfSS D. GASTET, Mtiouurl. 'RUNNING CORNER9 Government Asks Supreme Court to Declare It in Violation of Sherman Law. POINT IS I^ADE BY LEHMANN Declares Antitrust Law Is Not Directed Against Restraint of Competition. Washington, November 9.?For the first time, the government to-day ask? ed the Supreme Court of the United States to proclaim as tho law of tho land that ?"running a corner" on a stock exchange Js a vlolutlon of tho Sherman antitrust act. The point came up_ in the oral ar? gument of Solicitor-General Lehmann, In support of the Indictment of James A. Patten, Eugene O. Scales, Frank B. Hayne and William P. Brown, on charges of conspiracy on January 1. 1910, to run a "corner of cotton" on the New York Cotton Exchange. Es? sential counts in the Indictments hiul been declared erroneous by the United States Circuit Court for Southern New York, and the government was ar Kulng for a reversal. Ex-Senator John | C. Spooner argued for an affirmauce. Once or twice in the argument Chief Justice White asked if tho government cousidcred that a combination to force down the price of u commodity would be In vlolutlon of the law. as well as a combination to put the prices .'up. :;s I charged in the present Indictment. Mr. l?ehmann said he was not familiar enough with the market to reply. Tito chief Justice also failed to got a con? cise answer to his query.about tho legality of planters combining for higher prices. Mr. Lehmann, in attacking the hold? ing of tho Circuit Court, referred to it au saying that no restraint on com? petition In Interstate commerce was | charged In the Indictment. He urged ' that the Sherman antitrust law was not directed against restraint of com-, petition. but against restraint ..f trade. ? He added that even If It had been aimed at restraint of competition that the competition caused by an Increa.-ted price of cotton would be temporary and abnormal, a thing which the law aimed to prevent. Admits Illgbt to Buy. Tho Solicitor-General admitted the right of a man, far-sighted enough j to see. that n commodity was likely ? to rise In price, to go Into the market I and buy to the extent of hie ability. } In this case, ho added, the defendants had sought to raise tho prfCS' arbl- ! trarlly by Unking their purses to- ' gether to buy all tho cotton for future j delivery, that would be offered. Chief Justice White asked the Solloltor-General If he was not talk? ing about "futures," such as are pop? ularly regarded as unenforclble con? tract, because no delivery was ever intended. Mr. Lehmann replied that he was arguing that the contracts which the I defendants wcro charged with con I spiring to make were cnforclhle. un jCCpntlnucd, on Third PaBe.> SHOLTO .DOUGLAS ALIVE IK SEATTLE Declares He Has Not Slightc.it Idea as to Identity of New York Suicide. CORONER STILL UNCONVINCED Notifies British Consulate of Evidence Gathered in Case. Seattle, Wash., November 3.?Lord] Sholfo Douglas Is in Seattle. He read j In last night's papers that the body! of a New Tork suicide had been Jden- j tided as his, and decided not to con- 1 tradlct the report. Lord Sholto has been conducting a small cigar busi? ness In Seattle under his own name. Lord Sholto Douglas said to an As? sociated Press correspondent to-day: "I have not tho slightest idea who the Now York suicide is, but undoubt- ( cdly he is one of the numerous men who have impersonated me. and caoaed mc endless worry. As two persons positively Identified Maurice Stuart as Lord Sholto Douglas, he must have, used my name at somo time." Coroner luoonvluccd. New York. November 9.?Coroner | Feinberg is still unconvinced that tho man who committed suicide at the Hotel Astor last Monday was not Lord Sholto Douglas, brother of Marquis of Quecnsberry. He notllled the British , consulate to-day of tho evidence he had received to show that Douglas und "Muurlco Stuart" who shot hlni-i self In his room at tho Hotel Astor' were the same. The assistant manager of the hotel j laid to-day that he. hud received In? formation that the suicide was a brother of an English nobleman, not the Marquis of Queensberry A large dragon tattooed on the suicide's left forearm Is expected to help clear tho mystery. PLEADS FOR CO-OPERATION President of N. A W. Addresses Traf? fic Club of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh. Pa., November 9.?Tak? ing the twenty-fourth and twenty-tifth verses of the Oospol of St. Mark as a text?"And If a kingdom bo divided against Itself, that kingdom cannot stand: and if a house' be divided against itself, that house, cannot stand' ?L. E- Johnson, president of the Nor? folk and Western Hallway, In an ad? dress before the Traffic Club of Pitts? burgh, to-night urged co-operation be? tween shipper and transportation agents. Ho showed the necessity tot the creation of a proper public sen? timent before railroads can prosper and tho shipper be given the service necessary for his advancement. "It is Incumbent upon all to think calmly and clearly," he said; "to throw aslde'prejudlue and narrow selfishness and work together with candor, har? mony and fulr dealing for the com? mon good." The occasion was the dinner of the Traffic Club, an organization of rail? road men and manufacturers, whoso annual meetings arc attended by some of tho most prominent railroad men in the country. BLOOD MET BLOOD, ITALIAN VERSION War Minister Explains Reported Cruelty Against Arabs in Tripoli. PUNISHMENT MADE TO FITj _ i Natives Turned on Benefactors, and Inhuman Things Happened. ?Washington. November 9.?That "tho J punishment fit the crhno" and "blood rmet blood" on Trlpolltan battlefields j j was declared In a cablegram to tho Italian embassy to-day by ?an j OluMano, Minister of War, ro.ferrlnir ? to the reported Italian atrocities I against tho Turks und Arabs. The statement under the capl'or. j from San Giullano w.-ib in the form j of an official cablegram: "Italien, heart; Arabian cruelty." At the oft- i set he recognized the fact that people i abroad might regard the reported acta of the soldiers as excessive cruelty, and declared that to be understood thoroughly talks were necessary wlt'i ofllcers and soldiers, particularly those of the Eleventh Reragllerl?"those wno suffered the worst Jn the battle of October 23." Fed Hungry Arabs, "Our soldiers occupied the Intrench tnents at SMI Mesrl." the Minister of j War's cablegram continued, "and be tweon them and the Arabs situated j back of the village there had been established friendly relations. ' "Tito Italian soldiers used to give 1 part of their rations to the Arab:-, ami they made presents to the poor families of the Arabians?present."' I w elcomed because of their poverty. "The soldiers paid without any <lls I puto for everything they purchas ? 1 front the Arabs. Some officers even bought clothing for the naked chil? dren. I think that since such wars began that never have natives been treated with such kindness. "Mut suddenly In the midst of tt\o ' hard lighting, from the am.ill white Arab houses buck of our soldiers there rushed out infuriated men. Horrible TbliiKn llnppeued. "Inhuman and horrible things hap? pened. An Italian surgeon was killed by the father of a girl whom he had cured and saved. "A wounded so! Her who had been left alono for n moment by his com? rades had his throat cut by a woman who crept stealthily upon him through I the dead and wounded. There were .cruelties unspeakable. Red Cross at? tendants carrying stretchers to aid ' the w ounded Turks were treacherously slain by these wounded men. Isolated soldiers, surprised In the Interior, woro disemboweled. I "Strange Incidents of horror thero were. An Arab was seen fleeing with 1 bits of huinun flesh stuffed Into an Italian Boldler's knapsack. The sol ' dler was later found crucified In d native hut. Fighting Terrible Knemy. "It was dreadful to be obliged to light In'a network of narrow paths. Hanked by high walls of land, having (Continued on Third Page). EESON'S HI31QRY IS DENOUNCED BY DAUGHTERS Declared to Be Wicked, Slanderous and Unfit for Use. WORK ON STATUE FOR ARLINGTON Memorial to Dead Well Under Way?Congress Asked to Use Officially the Phrase "War Between the States"?Re? port on Crosses of Honor. To-Day's Program 10 A. M?Invocation, Rev. Mr. Polndcxtcri rrgulnr order of husl ncHM. I P. VdJouru for luncheon at Second llnptlst Cburcb. -:::u I', m_ltt-gulnr order of liual n i* mm. 4 P. <||,?Automobile rldo?omcera njMi! ilcU-tate* to ti.-ii. ? oud Ceme? tery. ?ilto P. M.?Itceeptlnn at Woman's Club, tendered by Colonial Dnincs au? Woninii'M Club. 8130 to ll P. M_Reception nf l.ce Cnmp llall. b) Richmond Chapter, tendered to ottlocrM nml delegate* mill nil Confederate orKuulrntlons, Mho ure rcum-Mcd to nenr the budges of their respective oruunl r.ntlonM: prescutalIon ot portrait or fienernl Hurry HetU |o l.ec Camp nnil; Npenkern, Rev, Or. Ilauilolph, Juilice George I.. Uhrlatlnni prenen tntlou of rci onl liiHik? nml croasea or honor by ibe V lilted llDUKhtera of the Confederacy In the Confed? erate Museum, Mm, I.. II. Itnlnea. cuntodlnn-Keucrnl, crosses of honor. Denouncing; the Klson History us prejudicial to the South, and ua abounding In "misrepresentations and falsehoods," the United Daughters of tho Confederacy, In eighteenth annual convention at the Jefferson Hotel, took a hand yesterday In the text-book controversy by unanimously adopting a resolution ^calling ?rjiBdn^..Southe1rg frchool.s and colleges to c.\e^;ul" It fr.oni their curriculum*. Two sepirflto reso? lutions were offered, one from Texas and the other from Salem, Vu? where friction en account of the work first arose. Tho Texas delegation submitted that "no university could use this history as u text-book, or In any way thut gives It prominence, without creating In the minds of tho students n dis? trust of all that pertains lo the South, Its institutions and statesmen, and that they will In time become ashamed of the noble, self-sacrificing actions of their fathers in the terrible days of tho 'War Between the States.'" "Wicked and Sluntlcrous." The Virginia resolution war. couched in much stronger language: "It ro? iled.-, upon our peerless Robert 13. Lee, gloriiits John BrowrLand the portion relating to the social life of the South is almost unmentionable. The warp and woof of the whole book Is vicious and pernicious-." Declaring further that the work Is too "wilful, wicked and slanderous" to go unrebuked and challenged by the Daughters; ft urges tho body to discountenance its use in these words: "Wo most positively and heartily condemn the Llson History, as It ig norantly and falsely represents tlifl Southern character In dealing with Its history In foro tho war and In chron? icling the history of tho War Be? tween tho States. It Is written with a prejudiced heart, obscures the truth and is therefore unlit for use." The resolution carried with it also an expression of thanks to Judge W. \V. Moffett, of Bo I cm, Va., who llrst drew attention to the work. Roth resolutions were adopted with, out a dissenting vote and without dis cusslon. The noisy demonstration which followed tho reading of tho Virginia resolution testiiled to tho strong feel? ing of the Daughters in the mutter, and registered its strong approval of tho action. Spent Busy Day. Three business sessions were held yesterday, morning, afternoon and night. Tb?-: morning meeting was taken up principally with business of n strictly- routine nature, and with the report of the committee that has in charge the erection of a monument to the Confederate (load at Arlington ? emetery. Resolutions on different matters, Of interest primarily to tha Daughters, und official reports of ad? ministrative officers wen- the order of business in the afternoon. Tho evening session resolved Itself Into it historical meeting. considering nu? merous documents and records of the sixties. It was arranged and pre? sided over by Mrs. J. Hilders Robinson, of Richmond. President-General Mrs. McSherrv, rapped the convention to order at 10:'.'0 and presented Rev. Russell Cecil, D. D., who delivered the Invocation. Heading of minutes by the secretary. Mrs. Roy Weaks McKlnney, and othar preliminaries, followed, and business was peremptorily suspended by the president upon the almost complete disregard of her orders for quiet. Thy delecat<-s were late In arriving at the auditorium, and drastic measures wore proposed by officers of tho associa? tion and members on tho floor, to secure tho requls'.to order to conduct the convention. Tho repeated commands of tho pres? ident to close tho doors and admit no one during-the reading of a report 5 was consistently violated, and order j was not restored until Mrs. N. V. Ran 1 dolpli of the Richmond Chapter, with j the humor which has characterised her . administration of the Richmond .:nd of the convention, advised tho chair IS "closo the doors or send for tho pellet j and ilro departments," A semhUnce.c4