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THE TIMES FOUNDED JJS?. WHOLE NUMBER 18,806. RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 1911. THE WEATHER TO--AY?Sbower?. PRICE TWO CENT& COURT DECLINES TO RELEASE DAVIS Petersburg Man Held for Trial on New Indictments. CHILDREN STAY WITH NEGROES Children's Home Society Loses Custody of Little Ones of Fine Family?Byrd Law License Feature Upheld?Syndicate Cannot Get Norfolk Southern. Holding that If there are counte In the latest indictments ugalnst Charles Hall Davis which were not embraced In those Indictments previously dis? missed, the prisoner cannot be dis? charged, but must be remanded f->r trial boforo the Corporation Court of lJoteraburg. even If these new counts arc provable by evidence which would have boen admissible on a trial of the previous presentments, the Supreme Court of Appeals yesterday refused the application of the Petersburg man for releaso from custody, in so doing, the court decided some new points which will be of Interest to the legal fra? ternity everywhere. Charles Hall nnvla was Indicted for embezzlement of the funds of the Ap pomattox Trust Company. Indictments ?were found, but were dismissed on motion of the attorney for the Com? monwealth. This was repeated, until Wr. Davis applied to the Supremo Court for a writ of habeas corpus, asking to be free<| on the. ground thut more than four terms of the court had been held at which he could have been tried and at which he was ready for a hearing. The motion waa argued be? fore the highest court on I'rlday last. Must lie rtemandrd. The court. In Its opinion, says: "That while It may be true, as claimed by petitioner und conceded In argu? ment by the Attorney-General and the attorney for the Commonwealth for the city of Peersburg, that all evidence which will be admissible upon a trial nf the Indictments found at the June term, 1911, of the Hustings Court of the city of Petersburg, could have been Introduced under some one of the Indictments which were dlsmleseil. that It may also ho true that there are ?ffetisca charged In that Indictment not embraced In the Indictments which were- dismissed. And the court la fur? ther of tho opinion that If there be one or more counts In tho Indictment of tho June term aforesaid, which ?t?te offenses not embraced In the dis? missed Indictments, though provable by evidence which would have been, as , abovo Indicated, adtnls jible under 'ho>fc indictments which were dismissed, the prisoner cannot i.e. discharged, but must be remanded for trial." However, to guard ugatust lack of notice to the accused of the charges upon which ho Is to, bo tried, whclll fear was expressed In Mr. Davls'a mo? il- /or dls laal, the court adds that It In of the opinion: "That it will be proper practice for the Corporation Court of Petersburg, when the pris? oner la set to bar for trial, to re? quire the attorney for the Common? wealth, before going Into trial, to state upon what counts he relies as actting forth offenses not embraced in the Indlrtments which have been heretofore dismissed, to the end that tho court, with the aid of counsel, may determine upon which counts the accused may now properly ho tried, und thus eliminate much that would tend to confuse, the material Isbuc and greatly protract the trial." Stay With Negro Stepfather. Children whoso stepfather has negro hloo,i In his veins, although them? selves of aristocratic lineage and forced to associate with Macks, can? not be taken from their mother In the absence of drunken or vicious sur? roundings, according to a decision of the court yesterday. By tho decree, the two children nffected are taken away from the Children's Hi me So? ciety of Virginia and returned to the custody of their mother. Under a law of Virginia, the Chil? dren's Home Society began proceedings to gain the persons of Madeline Crus? ty, aged twelve, and Ruby Grasty, aged ten, from their mother, Liucy Moon. The latter was a Miss May, a granddaughter Of George Christopher Gllmer. one of the foremost citizens of the State of his day. She first mar? ried I- I*. Grasty, who died, leaving her with the two children in destitute circumstances, She then went to live with a brother, and later went to Washington with John Moon, to whom hhc was married. Moon's mother, Mar? garet Moon, admits that she has one eighth negro blood, nor son having one-sixteenth. John Moon. Sr.. Is the father of a number of children, whose mother is this Margaret Moon, anil to each child he gave a separate estate. One sister of John Moon, Jr., marrlsd n colored man; others married white people in other States. The justice of the prace cave the society custody of the children, this being Upheld by the Circuit Court of Albemarle county. It was brought out |n evidence that the two children were Kent to the Miller Manual School, und that the mother, wishing them back, represented them to bo colored, us their stepfather Is. It was not shown that the parents are drunkards or that vice reigns In the surroundings. Judge Buchanan In bis opinion says that the marriage of a mother Into n lower social scale than her own is not sufficient reason for taking away her children, it Is not claimed that John Moon is a negro, for he has loss than one-fourth of African blood. Un? der tho circumstances, the,'. 0ourt di? rects that the girls remain with their mother. Norfolk-Southern Ownership Settled. Efforts tho Van Dyke-Zell syndi? cate lo gain possession of the Norfolk Bottthern Hallroad came to an end yes? terday, when the .Supremo Court, In ?n opinion written by Judge Cardwell, nlllrms the decision of the Circuit Court of the city of Norfolk In sus? taining the demurrer to the hill. It ~CContlnucd on Seventh 1'age.) BISHOP MACKAY-SMITH DEAD One of Most Prominent Churchmen In 1'nlted States. Philadelphia. November 16.?Bishop Alexander Mackay-Smlth. of the Pro? testant Episcopal Olocese of Pennsyl? vania and uno of the most prominent churchmen in the country, died sud? denly at tho episcopal residence on. South Twenty-second Street, shortly after I A. M. lo-duy. Death was duo to heart dlseaBe. He was sixty-one years old. Bishop Mackay-Smlth was one of the ?wealthiest clergymen in the country. Ho was born In Now Haven, in 1850; graduated from Trinity College In 1st", studied at the General Theological Sem- i inary In New York, and In England and Germany. In 1877 he was ordained to the priesthood. He was assistant minister of St Thomas Church, N. Y.. from 1880 to 168g. and from 1886 to 1833 he was tlrst archdeacon or. mis? sion:! ry superintendent of the DJocese of New York. In 1893, Mr. Mackay Smlth became rector of St. John's Church, of Washington, and While holding that rectorship he became bish? op-coadjutor of the Pennsylvania Dio? cese in 1'j02. Bishop Whttaker being in feeble health Bishop Mackay-Smlth took up most of his duties, and when the former died on February 11 last. Bishop Mackay-Smlth assumed the full duties of the office. Bishop Mackay-Smlth leaves a widow and thrcti daughters. The funeral Is arranged for Satur i day. Bishop Bhlnelander will conduct ' the funeral services, which will be held In Holy Trinity Church. Inter? ment will be In Woodlawn Cemetery. New York. I WOMAN PHYSICIAN ENDS LIFE Despondency Over Financial Condition ! Cause of Suicide. Pittaburgn, Pa., November 16.?M. ] Ethel Kira, ageu tbirty-live. a well- i known woman pnystcian, was found dead in her apartments In tne finer Bunding, local. uptown, late lo-uay. trom tne effects ot chloroform. Tne uoctor nad committed eutciue by plac? ing cotton, saturated wttn the drug, I In her mouth ami nostrils. Finunclul troubles were the cause. Several .days ago Dr. Kirk visited a trust company uno made her will. Wed? nesday, in conversation with tne wo- < man janitor of her apartment, she said: i ' I am tired of this. I can collect lit? tle from my patients. I wish 1 could ! die. I would like to lie down and I never wake up.'" ! Mrs. Dlppolu, the Janltress, was call? ed to the telephone of another physi? cian in the building 19-day. An oilicer 1 of tho trust company where Dr. Kirlt made her will informed lite Janltress that he had received two strange let? ters from the physlclun. He said he j wus unable to g??v u response to tele? phone calls, and advised an Imme? diate investigation. Summoning Dr. H. E. Krumpe, Mrs. Dlppold unlocacd Dr. Kirk's office. They found the woman lying on a lounge deud. CRYING NEED FOR LABOR Condition Eiuphnnlcrd by State Immi? gration Officials. Washington, November 10.?There is a crying neue for labor on the farms I of the United Stales, offering oppor j tunity to the. immlKrant and the na I tlvo unemployed. This condition was e.mphaslzed by State immigration offi I claln here to-day at a Joint conference ! with the Federal Immigration aulhor I llles called for the purpose of finding 1 a means of co-operation between the I government forces for the distribution ! of Immigrant*, settlers and the unem I ployed to the localities where they arc I needed. Practically every State In the L'nlon was represented. A number of resolu? tions were offered and a committee appointed to evolve a practical method 1 by which the division Of Informa? tion of tho United Slates immigration service and the State Immigration of? ficers mny work In harmony. Charles Harris, manager of the Free Employment Bureau of Kansas, declar? ed that college students afforded the best help on the farms. Four-fifths Of the farms of Ohio arc In need of labor, according to A. P. Sandles. Sec? retary of Agriculture of that State. HARRY THAW TAKES UP LAW Hopes to Snow by His Studies He In Not a I'aranolar. Mattcawnn, N. Y.. November 16.? Harry k. Thaw lias begun the study of law In the library of the State Hos? pital here, where lie Is confined. Balked In Iiis lawyer's latest attempt to gain his release. Thaw now bases his hopes upon his own resources. He has ac? quired a considerable knowledge of the law in his dealings with the courts during the past few years, and has shown some originality and resource. He has recently collected evidence utilized at the hearings on applications for writs of habeas corpus proceedings Instituted by several of his fellow in? mates. He now hopes by applying himself aFslduously to master so mucli of ijlackstone as will enable him to make a satisfactory showing when he Is examined next spring. Alienists who have testified against him have de? clared that no paranoiac can succeed in the study of law. Thaw's project is to show that he Is not a paranoiac. REVOLUTION IMMINENT Plans to Overthrow Mndero Being Per? fected In Texas. Austin, Tf'X., November 16.?.1. R. Hughes, senior captain of ttie Texas Rangers, in charge of the Rio Grande border patrol. Texas, reported to Gov? ernor Coiqultt he had evidence that 11 ..lexloan revolution will be launched within the next two weeks, and ti'at some of the plans are being perfected In Texas. Governor Coiqultt has or? dered a more stringent investigation 'to determine what steps he shall take. Captain Hughes believes the plan Is to overthrow Mndero. State Rangers ure patrolling the bender from El Paso to Brownsville to protect American in? terests. KING'S VESSEL IS SAFE British AdmlruHy Denies Report That Ship Has Stranded. London, November 16.?The admiral? ty received a wireless message this morning from the steamer Medina, upon which King George and yucen Mary, with their party, ure on their way to India for the Indian durbar. In reply to inquiries concerning :i report that the steamer had strand-id some whore in the Mediterranean, offi? cials of the admiralty said that if any such rumor was really current It ccr tUo.ly was untrue. MEETS NEXT IN CHARLOTTE Mlnnlounry Connell of Sewanee Clones Annual Session. Knoxville, Tenn., November 16.?The missionary council of Sewttnee, of the Episcopal Church closed Its annual session here to-night after selecting Charlotte, N. Cv, us the next place of meeting und electing tho following officers: President;- Bishop Robert Strange, of North Carolina; Secretary, Rev. Melr P. i.ofran. D. D., Nashvllio; Treasurer, T. H. Nlckerson. Aithons. Ga. GOVERNMENTWILl TAKE NO APPEAL Approval of Tobacco Re? organization. Plan Is Announced. STATEMENT MADE BY WICKERSHAM Attorney-General Is Satisfied That Circuit Court's Decree Will Terminate a Monopoly and Substitute Actual Com? petition Instead?Plea of Independents Denied. Washington. November 1C.?Satisfied that the decree entered In the Circuit Court at Now York to-day providing for the disintegration of the American Tobacco Company Into fourteen cor? porations will torminatc a monopoly and substitute actual competition in? stead. Attorney-General Wickersharn will not appeal the case to the Su? preme Court of the Unites States. He will accept the Circuit Court's de? cision, although the government pos? sesses the right to carry the plan of dissolution to the highest tribunal at any time within a year. The govern? ment's approval of the plan was made known by the Attorney-General In an oltlclal statement Issued to-day. The sire, of some of the corporations into which tho company will be sep? arated constitutes no valid objection to the court's decree. In the judgment of the Attorney-General. "The public at large will be more apt to benefit," he declares,, "from competition between a number of large, solvent, well organized com? panies In strong hands, than from the general demoralization of business which would ensuo were the- business to be dUtr'butcxl betwee? a large num? ber of small, weak organizations with Insufllclent capital to maintain them? selves In active competition. Wldrnprrnd Injury. "Some of the representatives of the so-called "Independent fetallers' asso? ciations' urged the distribution of business among seventy corporations Instead of fourteen. The suggestion might as well hav - been fifty or two hundred. For the government to have supported any such contention wot..a have undoubtedly resulted In a re? ceivership and enormous and wide? spread Injury to the general business conditions of tho country." Regarding the contention which he said had been advanced that the size of some of the companies was greater thun that of any of the existing In? dependents, the Attorney-General says: "Nothing in the law requires, or, In the opinion of the Attorney-General, would justify the government In ?- : lng the position that to reduce a ?monopolistic combination to legal size] no one of the distributee concerns should be larger than the largest ex? isting ii'dependent concern." The objections to the dissolution scheme on the ground that the same body ti* shareholders would substan? tially control each of the separated companies are met, the Attorney-Gen? eral says, first, by conferring voting rights, which now are vested In the common stock alone, to the preferred stockholders -ilso; and secon.iy, by the restrictions upon the actions of the re? spective corporations. Pinn In Satisfactory. "The Attorney-General believes," continues the statement, "that this plan, with the restrictive provisions embodied In the decree, will accom? plish a recreation of lawful conditions, and being uo convinced, ho has op? posed the efforts of outsiders to Inject themselves Into the situation, and to delay or prevent the carrying out of the plan." Under the Impression that the mean? ing of the opinion of tho eourt had been beclouded by the various discus? sions of [t and was not generally un? derstood, the Attorney-General em? bodied in his statement a synopsis of the terms of 'the decree. He said it contained substantially all of the requests made by the govern? ment except the enforced sale and dis? tribution to outsiders of the United Cigar Stores Company and un author? isation to the government at any time within live years to apply to the court for relief, based upon a showing that competitive conditions have not actu? ally resulted from the operations of the plan. Petition Is Denied. New York, November 16?The United States Circuit Court denied to-day the formal petition of the National Cigar Leaf Tobacco Associat'on and the C.gat Manufacturers' Association of America, filed yesterday, for leave to Intervene In the government's dissolution suit against the American Tobacco Com? pany. The decision, which was not unex? pected by counsel for the so-called In? dependents, furnishes a definite point on wh'ch they may appeal to the Fed? eral Supreme Court. Felix H. Levy, one of the counsel in charge of the tight against the ClrcuU Court's approval of the dissolution plan, said on learning of tho decision: "We already are taking steps to con? tinue the fight. This does not end the ! matter by any means." He declined to say. however, what ! the next move of tho independents j would be. EARTH SHOCKS IN GERMANY Disturbance Which Cansra Big Ilom age Kelt lu Many Tonn?. Berlin, November 16.?Sharp earth shocks occurred to-night at Munich, Strassburg, Mayence, Frankfort and Stuttgart. The shocks were felt quite severely at Stuttgart and Frnnkfort. The disturbance took' plnce about 10:30 o'clock, and at Frankfort, where sev? eral houses were badly shaken, half clad people rushed Into the streets. Big crueks appeared In the walls of several buildings. At Stuttgart house? hold furniture was overturned and pictures fell from the walls. At Constance, In the Grnnd Duchy of Baden, many buildings, Including the ?lost-oMco, wore badly damaged. The railway viaduct near Lautllngmi fell In. There was panic In a theatre at Heidelberg. EXPERTS INDORSE ONE CAR SYSTEM Best Interests Served by Uniting Street Rail? way Lines. LEAGUE TO MEET IN LOS ANGELES National Body Concludes Its Convention With General Own? ership Discussion and Re? port on Prohibition Move? ment in South, Which Is Regarded as Wise. Closing its seventeenth annual con? vention with a round table lujcheon at tho Jefferson Hotel yesterday after? noon, the National Municipal Leuguc adjourned to meet again In the sum? mer of 1912 In Dos Angeles Cal. The convention. In the words of President Foulke, "was entirely satisfactory and brought out a large number of strong addresses." Street railway franchises, civic edu? cation and liquor problems all came in for discussion at the final session. The morning program was opened at 9:30 o'clock by Robert Treat Paine, of Boston, who presented the report ot the committee on franchises. A printed report of tho committee, entitled "Tho Outline of a Model Street Railway Franchise," was next presented by tho chairman, Mr. Paine, who had prepared It In collaboration with Dr. Delos F. Wilcox, franchise expert of tho Public I'll llties Commission of New York, and Jumes W. 8. Peters, president of the City Club, Kansas City. The report went minutely Into the problem and made a number of recom? mendations as to the points which, in its opinion, should go Into the making of the model street railway franchise. "While we do not favor the granting of a street railway franchise flhat Is exclusive in legal form." stated the committee, "we do believe it to ife for the best interest of all concerned that the entire street railway syster> of a given community should be operated as a unit under one comprehensive fran? chise. In other words, we favor a practical, though not a. strJctly con? tractual, monopoly." Consolidation I med. Among the other recommendations made by the report was the practical consolidation of the street railway, electric light, heat and power systems, i'it.iuto of the economies, to be effected by Joint management; accurate descrip? tion of tho apt? routes over wh'ch the lines are to he operated, with ade? quate provision for extension or relo? cation of original lines, thus avoiding the necessity of negotiating a neiv contract whenever a modification or ex? tension of routes is to be made; obli gnt'on on the part of the franchl?r holder to extend its lines from ti. to time when required by the city, sub? ject to review as to the reasonableness of the requirement, and retention by the city of the right to build exten? sions either out of t* general fund or by means of special assessments on benefited property, und to require the grantee of the franchise to operate such extensions as a part of Its street railway system, upon fair terms as to rental. The report was freely discussed by a. number of the delegates. Most ol these Indorsed tho recommendations of the committee, a few insisting that the only satisfactory solution of the traction problem In In public ownership. Among those strongly favoring tho taking over of traction lines by the municipalities was V. S. Spencc, Cltj Controller of Toronto, who cited tne street car situation in the Canadian city in support of his contention. 1 each rltlZCUHblp. One of the masterly addresses of the day was delivered by Arthur W. Dunn, of New York, on "Civic Education.' The fact that schools have been teach? ing government instead of citizenship, in Mr. Dunn's opinion, is responsib.e for the apathy of the voting public on election day. In arousing the voter, and vthe child who will later be the voter, to an appreciation of tlie priv? ilege of tho ballot mid the good to be accomplished through its intelligent e? i .-. use, he said, lies the efficiency of the future. "The failure to vote on election day." said Mr. Dunn, "Is not the essential civic sin; it Is merely the index to civic inefficiency in tho other .161 days of tho year."' The old conception that civic education consists prlmurily In drilling the pupils in tho forms and operations of government, the political duties and rights of citizenship, and in more or less so-called Instruction In patriotism, needs to be abandoned. Uoy Scouts Indorsed, lie advocated encouragement of or? ganizations of boys und girlB outside of school, ami commended as examples of tlie kind of organizations that make for hotter cltlzensUTp the Waring League, of New York, and the Boy Scouts. Courses In municipal gov? ernment, lie urged, should ba given in all colleges, and. if rightly handled, In private and high schools. Tlie morning session ended with tho address on "Civic Surveys," ?y Thomas H. Muwson. of Liverpool, England, and with the reading of a paper on "The Prohibition Movement in tho South," by William H. Thomas, of Montgom? ery, Ala. Mr. Muwson. who is a fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, urged, in his address, the necessity for cureful and accurate sur? veys of local eondl'ions as a precedent I to effective city planning. South'* I.lqnnr Problem. Mr. Thomas's address covered a f (Continued on Third Page.) Defends "The Long Roll A reply to the critics of Miss Mary Inliunton'ft "The Long; Roll" Will be made In Sunday's Tlmcft-DlHpntch by William 4'In? ton Torrcnce, who kIvch tlie sources from which Ihr material for her characterization of Stonewall JnrkHon Is taken, TAFT WILL SPEND WHOLE DAY HERE Prominent Citizens to Attend Luncheon in His Honor on Monday, DELIVERS ADDRESS AT AUDITORIUM! President to Give Word of En-| couragement to Delegates at Road Congress Immediately on His Arrival From Washington?List of Luncheon Guests. Details of tlie plans for entertaining President William Howard Taft, who will spend Monday In Richmond, wero perfected yesterday by the special committee representing citizens and the City Council, of which W. T. Dab ney, business manager of the Chamber of Commerce, was secretary. Mr. Taft will be tho guest of the cUy at a luncheon at the Jefferson Hotel at 1 o'clock on Monday, when the following citizens, judges of the courts, members of the City Council and others will be prosenr. Adamson. Arthur I? Anderson, Fl. W. Adams, T. T. Anderson. J. T. Anderson. Col. Archer Adams, U'm, II. Addison, E. 13. Atkinson, Harvey B. Aiig-jtt, Hen T. Bclvln, Preston. Iloykin, Col. II. M. Horde?. Chti. E. Biiiey, John B. Bryan. J. Stewart. Butler, Frank L Bryan. J. St. George Hatktns, C. I* Boiling. Chn.i. E. Blnke. Q. McO. Bryan, George Boschen. W. H. Hfl!. R. O. Bowman, Barn*-/ Boyd, James N. Bradley, W. B. Barber. E. A. Brown, L. It. Hrlggs. J. A. Burke. Jnmea J. B-verldge. R. T. Butler. W. IX Buchanan. Judge J. a. Btitt.iMaJ. Archibald" Bennett, a, W. Chambers.' M. A. Campbell. Hugh Curtis, John A. Cardwell. Juden n. H Cohen. Samuel Conn":. Judge 11. G. Cox. Gen. Wm. Baffin Cox. Edwin T. Crump, Judge Bev. T. Catlln. E. A. Car)', T. Archibald Creamer. Jas. J. Coke. John A. Jr. Cherry, J. C. Cabcll, Henry I.. Carter. Thos. N. Carrlngton. t. M. Cowardln, \V. H Corley, J. G. Cease, <}co. it, Crenshaw, Wm. a. CreathaWj Geo. 8. Christian. Judge O. L. Cecil, Rev. R.. D. ?. Crump, James D. Dooley. James lt. Dunlop, R. A. Donahoc. P. II. Dabney, \v. T, Don Leavy, J. F. Ellett, John S. Easley, John C. Ellyson. EL-Gov. J. T. Elam, J, B. EllersDn, H. Watklne. Korbes. W. S. Fertrunson, Edgar K?nsten. O. Herbert Fuller, E. R. Kuller, Isaiah W. Folkes. E. C. Gay, Ware II. Gordon. Jas. R. Grlnnsn. Judge D. Gllman. W. J. Goff, Judge Nathan Grimes, John R. Gunst, E. H. Grundy, Rmton H. Giles T. Peyton Gunst. Marx George. H. H.. Jr. W. Domtluj Gordon. Gill, B. A. Horwocd, Johne Hauet, II. ?. Hill. J. L. Hobsnn, Graham B. Harwood. R. Henry Ilnddon, T Cray Hutzier. B. S. Hnrrlson, Judge G. M. Habilston, Wni. M. llurman, A. C. Hocn, E. A. Hlrachburg, John Hunton, Eppa, Jr. Hubson. Jullue A. Hawes, S. H. Huhcr. Harry Blies, C. D'., Secretary. Ingrain, Judge John II. Joner, Carter C. James, Col, B. O. Jeffreu. Thos. V. Jervls. R. L. Jones, H. Stewart ICelth, Judge Jos. Kaln, Jos. M. Lumb, Con. John l.asslter, C. IC, l-eakr, J. J. Lee. Chas. P. Lalrd, E. C. Lumsden, ?eo. II. Lynch, John J. Matin, Governor William Hodges Martin. Sen. T. S. Montague, HUI Morgan, S. T. Miller, l. o. M'Daniti, R?v. G. W-Myers. Barney B. Muihieer. Gus. Miller. J. M., Jr. Mayo. P. H. MVDnwell. Judge iL C. McGuIre, Dr. Stuart Mellon. H. W. Moore. C. Rldgeway Mitchell. John J. Meloney, Henry T. Moncure, Ja.". A. Mareuse. Mllion E. Moore. John W. Morris. L. Z. Miller, Dr. c. M. Meredith. Chas. V. Mills, Morgan It Monrure, Wm. A. Mlscbler, W. W. Marcusc. J. J. McDowell, Alfred II. Nelson, Arthur C. Northrop, Will. Noland. Wm. C. Owen. Ben P. Pollard, John G. Pollard, II. n.. Jr. Page. Legli Polluck, Gll. K. l'rentls. Judge R. R. Powell. Fred II. Pllcher, E. M. Powers, Jeff. C... Patton. Muj. J. D. Powers, Jeff. C. Patram, R. L. Pinner. James H. Pi rdue, J. R. Pag*. Logan W. Powers. Joseph E. Pollard, Henry R. 1-Yter?, Robert l.eo Pritchard. Jude a J. C. Klchardaun, Mayor, D. Re'ade, \>r. V. M, Rountree, H. \V, Rlchords. Chas. E. Kosinbaum. M. B. Ri-Ihardson, W. Kl. Rosanegk, ?. von N. Hliea, Judge Wm. v. Robins. I?r. C. R. Rogers, Uu", W. Retinoids. Ron. O. Reed, W. T. H?mme, Clyde II. Ruskell, Geo. C. Swahson, Sena. C. A. Sloan, Jjk. W. Beay. Geo. J. Smith, Judge H. A..M. Strauae. A. L. Sauer. C. P, Smith. R. H. Schwarzaclilld, W. II. Stevens, Geo. w. Strudwlck, Edm. Splllman. Q. W. Scott, Fred W. Slokcs. T. D. Spleer. Meade T. satterfteld John 1?. Seoton, Clarence A. Simon. Nathan Belph, John A. Smith, Alvln M. Bullivan, Wirt. B, Stlterdlng. Friu Scott. Judge It. C. Saunders. E. A. Splllman, lt. W. Ttavers, S. W. Thalhlmar. Moses Taylor, R.S?lden.. Taylor, Warren iJ. Turpln. Judge Wm. M. Unilaaf, Jacob. Vonderlehr, A. L. Valentine, M. S. Wells, Judge E. H. Wr?ldi;t. Judo E.. Jr. Whittle. Judge S. G. William?, L. M. Wortham, Chas. E. Williams, T. C., Je. Wingo. J. lj. White. Wm. H. Wilson. Heu W. Williams, John S. Walker. John G. Whltlock, Philip Wallace, tiortlou Wlllard. Jos. E. Williams. F. D. Witt, .ludpre S. II. Wood.Henry W. Williams. E. R, Webster. Armlral II. W'lngfleld. J. I:. Williams, John L. Whlttal. Robert, Jr. Wlckhnm. Henry T. Wiltshire, C. II. Wilson. P. st. J. Workman, W. W. Wortham,Coloman Werner, Luuls Zimmermann, William II. Arrlve? m I0|43 A. M. President Taft will arrive in Rieh? ; mond on Monday morning at 10:45 i o'clock,, on a special train over the Richmond, Frederlcksburg and Potomac i Railroad, npconipanled by president William M. While and Tranic Manager Warren P. Taylor, who have in charge all details In regard to railroad trans? portation. In the President's Imme? diate party will be Secretary Hilles, Major Archibald W. Butt, C. S. A.. Mil? itary aid of the President: w. w. Mlsch ler. official stenographer" of the White House staff, anil James W. Sloan am; R. I* Jervls, or the Secret Service De? partment. Secretury Hilles lins writ? ten to Mr. Dabney that tho parly will be acoompanled to Richmond by six I (Continued-on"~Thlrd" rageT) SHOOTS HIMSELF IN HEAD Jlcar-Adnitrnl John Vtntman I/o iot Commits Suicide. Washington, November 16.?Admiral John Veatman Taylor, retired, former medical director of tho United Statej Navy, and one of the most distinguish? ed naval surgeons In the country, end? ed his lifo hore to-day by shooting himself in the head with a navy pis? tol. The ofllcer was alone In his study at tho time, but the butler hearing the report found him unconscious, lie died In half an hour. Admiral Taylor was eighty-two years old and had bad a notable career as a naval surgeon. His health had long be"ii poor and tho deatli in an auto? mobile accident at Wilmington, Del., two years ago of his only son, Andrew uryson Taylor; was a severe shock to the aged surgeon. He never left the tiouso afterwards, and dcspondetioy over this sorrow and the hopeless con? dition of his health is believed to hu\o prompted him to tako his life. Horn in Kast Nottingham, Pa., Ad- | in I ru I Taylor was graduated from Jef? ferson Medical College, In Philadel? phia In 18?2, and was appointed as? sistant surgeon in tho United States Navy the following year. He was with Parragut on the Oncida in tho battle of Mobile Pay durtns tho Civil War. and in thnt encounter won distinction. Itecognition came rapidly to Dr. Taylor. He became medical Inspector In 1872 and medical director In 1879, and was retired in 1891. Uo also served as first surgeon, and was in charge of naval hospitals at Washing? ton. Norfolk and New York. Tn recog? nition of his Civil War service he was advanced to tho rank of rear-admiral In 100<t. Admiral Taylor Is survived by his widow and ono daughter. Charlotte Uryson Taylor, a magazlno writer, who resides In New York. JURY BOX AGAIN FULL Peremptory Challenges Will Uc Exer? cised nt Opening of Court To-Day. | Dob Angeles, Cel., November 16.?The jury box In the McNahiara murder trial was lilled with urora and accepted talesmen for the second time late to? day. Peremptory challenges by the State and defense will be exorcised nt the opening of court to-morrow. Jacob Lansing, an orchardlst, is the twelfth man accepted. Ills fellows In the box arc: P.ohert Bain, carpenter; Byron Disk, mill owner; F. D. Green, orchardlst?all sworn Jurors; Brewstcr Kenyon, capitalist; Clark McLaln. banker: J. B. Sexton, letlred farmer; A. Grlbling, retired walnut grower; Willet Brunner, rullrond engineer; C. A. Hath, former: William J. Andre, carpenter; T. H. EU+ott, gardenor. Irnsing stands nu excellent chance, it is said to-night, of being the first man excused by the defense to-morrow. The big gray scrapbook, nicknamed the "Doomsday Book," In which arc pasted reports to the defense on tales? men, quotes Irnsing ns having snld that James B. MoNnmarn was guilty and ought to be hanged. Lansing de? nied that he said this, but Attorney Lcoomptc Davis sought to obtuln an admission thnt Lansing's opinions ran along this line. William J. Andre Is counted as a good prospect for one of tlie challenges allotted to the. defense, ns Is T. H. El? liott, whose ex? ?Iniitlon developed lit? tle concerning his opinions. Expectations to-night, were that the State would excuse A. Grlbling. against whom District Attorney Fredericks, ot fered n challenge on the ground that ho would not be willing to convict on circumstantial evidence where tho death penalty was Involved. Wtllelt Brunner may be challenged, as he be? longs tc the Brotherhood of Locomo? tive ICnglneers. PATENT OFFICE IN DANGER Pears of Fire EKorcssed la Annual lleport of Commissioner. Washington, November 16.?Fears of tire In the United States Patent Office and a consequent "tremendous blow to the eomnierclul interests of the country," are expressed In the annual report of United States Commissioner of Patents Mooro, to Secretary of the Interior Fisher. The present homo Of the Patent Office, Mr. Moore de? clares, is "not fireproof, and Is piled high with tons of Inflammable ma? terial, comprising archives which, if destroyed could never i,e replaced, and the loss of which would " 'ork untold [ damage to the commerelnl Interests of the country. "Much of this material Is stored." he explains, "In wooden cases and on open shelves." He recommends thut a new building be erected for the bureau. In addition to not being fireproof, he says that the present quarters urn "entirely ob? solete and inadequate an to both space and equipment." His report shows that during- the past fiscal yenr there were. Issued 31. 42S patents, including reissues and ria Blgns, nnd thnt 3.791 trade marks. 576 labels and lSl prints were registered. It was not tlie heaviest year In the history of the Pnlent Office in this re soect. although in tho number of ap? plications received, more than 7i,000. it exceeded all previous years. DICKASON IS ARRAIGNED Charge of Theft of Jewels Will Be Heard To-Day. Minneapolis, Minn., November 16.? Wilfred smart Sheldon Dickason, said to bo a member of hii old English family and arrested vestordny Oh Hi" charge of stealing Jewels valued :i t $2,950 from Mrs Olga Von Wedelsta.lt Hnskell, of tills City, was arraigned to-day In Police Court and usked for u preliminary examination. Tho. cas< will be heard to-morrow. Bond w.is (dared nt J5.000, Which has not been furnished. George Haskell. son of Mrs. Haskell, who also was arrested yesterday on complaint of his mother, and held :.t the police station last night, was given a forty-five-day workhouse sen? tence also, but was rolcased on pro? bation for one year. According to thf> complaint made by Mrs. Haskell, the Jewels disappeared shortly after Dickason had seen in-r hiding them. Dickason, who has been a gue^t in the Haskell home for about live weeks, and who hn:i been ft leader iii Minneapolis society since coming here several months ago. declares that he knows nothing of tho jewel's. OPENING OF PARLIAMENT llrllllant Assemblage Greets fiovernor (icnernl of Cuondn, Ottawa, November 10.?The Senat., chamber presented a brilliant uspect to-day when the Duke of Counuught. Govornor-General of the Dominion, formally opened tho llrst session of the Twelfth Parliament of Canada. The booming of the royal salute greet? ed the duke when he arrived at Par? liament Hill, ntul when he entered the Senate chamber one of the most bril? liant assemblages ever gathered for n similar function rose to greot him. The Duchess of Connaught occupied a place beside the duke. This Is the Brst time a . woman has sat on the throne of Catmda since the regime of the .Marquis of Lome and Princess Louise, the. privilege being reserved for princesses, The speech from the throne was de? livered by tho duke In both English and French. Tho speech made no reference to reciprocity or the Canadian navy. NAMED IN EDICT Several of New Minis? ters Probably Will De? cline to Serve. PREMIER'S ACTION PUZZLES PUBLIC Opinion Is Divided With Re? spect to Object Yuan Shi Kai Has in View?First Step Taken in Foreign Inter? ference With Financial Affairs of Kingdom. Peking;. November 16.?Premier Yuan Shi Kai'? now Cablnot wan named in an imperial edict to-day. but It is ques? tionable whether It will stand. One of tho members expressed nmazemont at his appointments. It 1st believed that few of tho new ministers have been consulted, and It is expected that several will decline to serve. The Cabinet comprises curious ap? Chcn-Plng. president; Tan-Hsueh ed vice-president of tho Board of Jus? tice, is tho great Chinese reformer who was exiled by the late Empress Dowager at Yuun Shi Kafs suggestion. Chang Chlen, appointed president of the Board of Agriculture and Com? merce, Is a member of the new gov? ernment of Kiang-Su. He signed, with Wu Ting Fang, the demand for tho throno's abdication, which the reform? ers sought to have delivered to tho prince regent through tho American legation. Several other members of the now Cablnot are known to bo stronir- sympathizers with the revolu? tionary movement. The composition of tho new consti? tutional Cabinet is as follows: New Cuhlnct. 1 Premier?Yuan Shi Kai. Board of Foreign Affairs?Liana Tun Y'cn, president; Hu Wcl To, vice president. noard of Finance?Ken Bhl-Sl, presi? dent; Chen Chln-Tuo, vlco-prcsldent. Board of Communications?Yang Shlh-Chl. president; Liang Ju-Hao, vice-president. Board of War?Nang Khih-Ciieng, president; Tlcn Wen-Tich, vioe-presl den* Board of Justice?Shen Chl-Pon, president; Liang Chi Chlao, vlcc-prcal dent. Board of Agriculture and Commerce ?Chang Chlen, president; IIsl-Yen, vice-president. Board of the Navy?"-Admiral Sah Chen-Ping, president; Tan-Hauer Houg, vice-president. Board of Instruction?Tang Chins Chung, prosident; Tang-To, vie -pros-. Ident. Board of Colonies?Sa Show, picsl dent; Yung Hsun. vice-president. Board of Interior?Chao Ping-Chun* president; Wu Chen, vice-president. All Parties Iteprcscn ed. The organization of the Cabinet war evidently an attempt to include in it representatives of nil parties. The question arises whether Yuan Shi Kul v as unable .? foresee his inability ta operate such a Cabinet If It could be actually formed. Opinion 's divided with respect to tho object Yuan Shi Kal hus In view. Some think ho has lost his astutenes:. und Intuition, while others hold that he Is playing a dcOf> game. His real object may be to con ! vlnce tho throne that a capable Cabl I net cannot be formed, but he gives tho Impression to visitors, both Chinese) j and foreigners, that he Is determined |t- defeat the rebels. Tho foreign diplomatic representa? tives have under discussion the ap? pointment of a committee to disburse the maritime customs, which aro being reserved by the Inspector-General, Francis Arthur Aglcn, for payment of loans and Indemnities. This seems to be tho beginning at foreign Interfer? ence In the financial affairs of China. Confident of Victory. Nankincr. November 16.?Throughout the day (leneral Chang, commander of the imperialists, was preparing to re? ceive the reformers' army, which ho confidently asserts will meet its Waterloo before Nanking. I.nperlallst, troops moved out of the city and wore distributed to strategic points to check the advance of the revolutionar? ies from Chlnklang. The defenses uC Pukow are formidable. Flunk Movement Planned. Citing Klang. November 16.?Revolu? tionaries continue to come Into this city in thousands. The scene is marvelous In Its confusjon. The troops are disor? ganized, but not disorderly. Tho for? ward movement of tho revolutionaries) has not yet begun, but large numbers have been taken aboard the gunboats and transports, which aro proceeding up the river In the direction of Nan? king. It Is presumed that a tlanlc. movement Is planned to hold ?Deneral Chang's troops In Nanking or to cut them Off if they try to advance. .Much anxiety Is felt concerning the whereabouts of missionaries and rail? road employes who are cut oft north of P.ukOW. It Is hoped that they have escaped by way of the Grand Canal, but n rescue party which was sent out has i been unable to proceed, as the bridges I aro down. Sun Francisco, Cal? November 16-?> Attack on Peking In the Immediate ftltiire is contemplated by the revolU; tlonlsts, according to it cable received , to-day by tin- Chinese Free Press here. I The dispatch came from Hong Kong J and said tho revolutionary government in Quong Tung Province had received from General LI Yuen Heng ordors to send reinforcements to Wu Chang, there to concentrate In preparation for the attack on Peking. Fotvler'a Machine Rataaued. El Puso. Tex.. November i">.?When Aviator Fowler attempted to reauma his coast-to-coast flight here to-day his machine collided with the branches of a tree. The aviator was not hurt, but tho machine WB3 damaged. Fow? lor postponed his night for repairs.