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THE TI ill", m FOUNDSD i?t WHOLE NUMBER 19,012. KI?IIMOND; VA., MOX DAY, JUNE 10, 1912. TIIIJ WBATHGN TO-PAY-FAiH, PRICE TWO CENTS BARRINGER'S FOES AGAIN LOSE FIGHT - I President of V. P. I. Has! Enemies Licked to Frazzle. WILL NOT RESIGN; CANNOT BE FIRED Diplomatic Agent Sent to Secure Promise of Retirement Seems to | Have Mixed Up Situation, and Plan to Dispose of Much-Attacked Man i Fails. Never was there a more forcible lllua- I tr?tloh of the truth or the Scotch say? ing. ,Th< best lai?l plant: of mice and men gang aft aglc'e," than In the case of Or. Paul B. Barrlngei. president of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute. ? Those who oppose his continuance In ? ofhee hu<i everything at ranged ho thai* lie should resign and n 'Ire from the boards Now he won't resign. The plans havo all fallen through. (Somebody has blundt>rea Somewhere In the fabric of Intrigue a cog has slipped Its place. Dr. Barr:ng?-r. for- . tilled by friends on his board of viel- I tors, ts Arm in office and says he will May there. And nobody can see any | possible way to make hint get out. .(lue I.iidk Final. For years.? In tact, ever since his election as president of th?- great tech-' rilcal school?factions within and with? out the hoard, within and without the j fSCUlty, within and without State councils, have fought him bitterly. lie i has been aceuscd of various sorts of ] mismanagement. snd investigations] have been held which have come to] naught. His enemies .if as much op? posed to him *s ever--his friends fully j ins loyal as before Rebels within an , fo?.r without the school have snatched ' lit bis official commission as president. But It Ik Still in his possession. Thi Governor of Virginia h.ts Indl-I rcctly a voice in stich matters, through I his appointments of mem * rs of bosjfds of visitor.", and dtrtfctors. It is safe to | say that in this State .it would be dirlt- ? cult ind'"-ert to e?-'-un men of standing , f. b>?rve In such pof.tionn swrtfi collars i about their r.icks r.r with at. .-xpressj or Implied promise to stand for or I Hgaln..Tt any Individual. Vet by ear* ful canvass of th^ situation, and by ' study of the. natural prejudices and; propensitl'-* ?f men. an '*xecttttv.? can be a large factor in th/e selection or mention of the l?:nd of a State school. \ Chance m Control, Bearing 'his in mind, tho*-: who op pose Br. Barrlnp'r made their plans'. ' The firms of offW of four members of thi* t.oard of visitors of the Vir? ginia Pol v technic Institute will r-.\ r>|pe on July 1. Second Auditor Rose well l'ag>-. who had two year.- to serve had resigned, Five resolua; m. n can i easily control tho board o: ten. with two ex-oftiicio mtestsbers. Somebody went to D.r, Bsrrlnger with some sort of proposition. Those who sent the emissary believed he I jva.s to Intimate that it would he best for Dr. Barrlnn r to promise to re llgn, and to make a' pledge that he would get out easily without attack. Apparently It worked. T?e messen ger reported to those who stnt him | that Br. Barringer would nslan at | once provided B. .1 Noell and l-esllc f>. Kline, two members of the board who have been Inimical to his ad? ministration, were not rcappolntcd, s.. that he would not be under fire when he left the school. It was said to have been so reported to Governor . Mann. The Governor lefff .Mr. Noell and Mr. Kline uff the boaid, when he made his recent appointments. The men he chose are regarded as Dr. Banlnger's friends, nnd the latter so regards th'm. Nobody believes they were parties to any sort of deal for or against any person. Propones to lluld Out. Yet Dr. Barringer will remain at the head of thL- Polytechnic Institute. He has said so, most positively, to Intimate friends, lie has .-aid. fur? thermore, that he has been in a sm'l ing humor ever since the personnel of] the new sppolntees was made public. II" knows they are his ft'ends and be? lieves they will stand l.y b'in. II,-; think,* he ran work more pleasantly, and successfully |u future than a: any; time in th?. past. He say& be will stay at Blacksburg. II is staled that the man who acted as go-between was State Veterinarian ?l ii. Ferneyhough. He seem* to havo either misunderstood the Governor Or Dr. Barrlnger, or hate becorno mixed In his own in nd regarding his mis - ] slon. At an vv. n<;, he b> < succeeded In creating n situation at which lh.?s.? who know the 'nslde of tlia ?tory are laughing heartily, Unless Dr. Dai ringer clinnges Ins mind before hla board meets at Blacksburg to-day, he Is on top, nnd there is no Known way 10 .mil him down. TO REPRESENT WASHINGTON Sirs. Belvn Lockwood Will Attend Hei'tlnr; of Woman's Republic Washington, June 9.?Washington will be represlwtc-d by Mrs. Belva A. Lockwood at the mi. cling of thta Amer? ican Woma.n's Republic, Uivln/eroity City, Mo., to ?he held June 23, for tUe purpose of advanejng the Vntlsrests ..f tfhe organization. Its purpose js to educate the grf-nt body n<f middle class women and to ho a grwut frational training school for tnom In th^ prac? tice of governmental administration. Dnp of the underlying principles is the promotion of woman auftragt-. Finals at Boanoke College. Salem, Va., June 9.?Rev. Theodore IE. Schmauk, of Philadelphia, was the preaoher to-day of the baccalaureate sermon which ushered In the flft# nlnth annual commencement of Roa noko College. The address before the T. M. C. A. to-night was delivered by Bev. c. Armand Miller, of Charleston. Moderate Temperature for Week Promised WanhtuKton, June I?.?Tbc Indica? tion* ore thai the coming ?ri'k ??[11 lie one of moderate temperature over Ihr grculcr part of the coun? try. 'Ilir lillllctlu Issued to-nlKht by tb* Wenlher Hurmu foreeosta n reaction to normal temperature fol Innltiu neverfil days of unseavnu nlily Cool ??einher over the Middle Went nnil Ihr Southern find Knstern State?. "I'nlr ?vrnther," ??<> Hie ?. ? ? 11?-11 ? j. ????Iii prevail tbe neif ?"vrrni days In the Bnslern mid Southern Sinn?, ??hllc mi aren of low barometric prrienre ihm Bio? eover? the West? ern plntenu region ??III adveuer slowly rn?(nnnl ?nd Klvr lorn I rains the first |inrt of the r?eek In ? Ii?. Middle West and the Inlter plri of the week Iii the hn?lrrn and Southern Slates."' ADMIRAL LAMBERTON DEAD llr Received Surrender of Spanish <>f flcer* nt Mniilla. Washington, June 9.? Rear-admiral Benjamin Pcffcr l^umbcrton. I*. s. N. retired, who, a." Admiral Dewey's chief of staff, received tho surrender Of th'- officers of the Spanish fleet af? ter the battle ..f Manila, died sudden? ly at his home here 1st? to-night. Th'- aged officer had been an Invalid for some time. To-night he went t<> sleep In Jubilant spirits nft?r learning that the Washington baseball team, i'i which lie was greatly Interested, had won its tenth straight victory, lie! did not wake up again .lust before the family retired, it v/aa discovered that the admiral's sleep was not natural, und physicians w.-re hurriedly summoned, but it wiis too late. Born in Cumberland county. Pa., :n IS! I. Rear-Admiraj Uorriburton was ap po-ruled to thi< Navtl Acadt my from his native S^tirte, graduating in 1S>51. II- took an active part as a young ofli c*r during Ohe last year of the Civil War. and afterwards rose gradually in the service .holdinrc Important com missions aslhofl! and afloat. For 'Vonl-.i nent and conspicuous conduct" as Dewey's chief of itutt at th* Sattle of I Manila, he was advanced seven num? bers in grade. In 1903-1 h>- ?n.K cotn msnd< r-::i-ch'j:if of Ihr South Allan t'.c :Vi-l. His last active service was as chairman of ihe lighthouse board in 1915-C. During '.'h<> last few years 1 of fJrovr Cleveland's lifp '".?).? Reair Admlral l>amberton was the ex-Presl dent's intimate friend and tlshing com? panion. A widow and one son suryfva the ofTlcer. ArrsngJrtmcnts for th-? funeral hav? not hiicn made, but the body will V.? Suried at Arlington National Cetne t jry. Vdmlral K??-rrlt Bend. Muwport. it. I.. JutXs 10.?Rc-a-r-Ad? miral WllUani H?-nry Kveprtt, United | Sta'Dta Navy, retired, died at his home. In this city this moriKtitr. II.? had !>'*n HI for a lonp time with a compli? cation of discus--1-. ATTEND CHURCH SERVICES | Special Procrnms IrrnnSfd In Wash-] Ingtou for Knight* of Columbus. Washington, June 9. ? Knights of j Columbus. In larger numbers than | ever before, assembled In the nation's [ capital, worshipped In the CHtholtc j churches, of this city, and at the military mass on monument lot this morning on this, the last day of their visit to Washington. To every Catholic church In the city to-day the vlstt'ng knights and members of their families Hocked. Special masses were said, special ser? mons preached, and special musical Programs given, in ;iii of which the lon<- of ihe order which they repre? sented was uppermost. The thousands ?vlio came to Wash? ington to participate In the dedica? tion Of tin- great C?l?mbUS memorial in the Union Station plaza; are rest? ing from the activities of yesterday. A two hours' parade, a viewing of the unveiling ceremonies, 'he attendance at the public banquet given at Con? vention Hull and the witnessing of' tin pyrotcchnlcal display on the' White lot on the Avenue, made li full day's work for the vlsl-| tors. To-day they wer? plad to pass! the time with less strenuous under? takings. This afternoon they completed their partly finished sight-seeing trip of the illy, and to-night they were present at the feature of the accompanying cexrclscs attending the unveiling?the concert nt Convention II.ill given joint 1> by the United States Marine Band; and an orchestra of sixty musicians, under th>- leadership of Professor Sol j Minster, conductor of th.- orchestra at the inaugural ball. CREW RESCUED BY STEAMER Cling to Rricolnlna Must of Water Logged Schooner for 111! Hours. Norfolk. Va.. June ?Seven men. all of the criiw r.f tac three-tjaaCod schoon? er Frederick Rotinsner, ?fter clinging to rhe one remaining rn.-i.si of their waterlogged and dismantled wsfl ti.:rty-*lx hours, were rescuhd off : Peters thin aft moon at 2:30 o'clock by the Umted Frilli steamer CarrHlO. This rescue took place, in laritud.i j IS, longbtudi: 74.5. Pound from n South ArlanCe port. I with a cargo and deckload of lumber fr.: New H jdiford, Mass.. the schociuir, i Captain Chase, was stipuok by 'tho i ftale Friday night, l.'nder full sail at ! th<? time, two of the masts wen't by th, '-board before the canvas oculd be I hauled In. Tho overhanging wreckage of sticky, ynnds and ga.Hs put the heav? ily lail'Mi schooner at tin? mercy of the I waves, which 'soon beucan io pound ' open the spams. I Without food and soaked to the bone, the sv,von men on the schooner I took to ihi? rigging. The Bonoo-reST I bdeamo watirirlogged, and began to . settle deeper and deUiper In the wa.tis.r. ; All of Saturday and to-day the rruJn scanned the horlz.pn. looklnir Tor n s cue, hut no pasalTCs: vossfel camo their ?way. This ^afternoon tho Carlllo, bound to New York, hove in slgtat and piclcod thorn off. Race Entirely Too Close Now for Contestants to Think of Rest. FREE SWATTERS FOR ALL TO-DAY! Three Thousand Death-Dealing Instruments at The Times-Dis- i patch Office for Children. Many Traps Set by Lead? ers?Last Lap Be? gins. The la?t lap of The Tlhies-Dls|iiitcirs gre-u fly swelling contest will begin to-day. The hchem<-!i heretofore de? vised for trapping the prey will bo put Into execution In the next six da>s, and the result will be the practical extermination of the pest in maiiy P rts of th?- city. There are just si" more days in which the f*M moving le.id'-rs :n tbe race can swa'. the fly for the $-5 pri2e that goes to the most successful kill*!-. The tar.- last Week was hot. mit U'ier?. is promise of even warmer things to come (luring this last round. White o:\ on- can b.- fortunate enough to cap? ture first money, less successful com? petitors need not feel discouraged be? cause of their apparent poor siiowln?. for the reason that the ?110 prize money has been divided to as to reward no less than twenty-seven of the con? testants. Lender Will fiel The leader of the white swatters will receive $25, while the leader of the Colored children will bo givn $20} There is a second prize of $1", for the I while, a third prize of fit) and a fourth ' pi .7.'- of $?'?. The colored contest has j a second prize of $10 and a third of i For both contests there are ten prises of $l each for the ten contest? ants who fall just below the. fourth l place. There is money enough and ? prizes enough for everybody, and the 1 tight for it this weok will T>r- th.' keep. ; est thing seen In Richmond for months, i The Health Department will he open at the regular hour this afternoon end ! th-- remainder of the weok for the etl | try of tiles. The counters will be ready for -.vork between t and 6 o'clock, and i two extra men have beer, added to the I force, in anticipation of the rush of contestants, which is almost certain. Rain and old weather during the last part of the week drove the flies beyono the reach of the swatters, an-l conse? quently the entries were lower than during the first days or the contest. Til-- entry list closed yesterday at noon, too, and only part of the day's work could bp recorded. Tne entry of loo.ooo flies before noon Indicated a total kill for the day of not less thun 200,006, but many more fell during the afternoon. Sunday Didn't r:top It. Sunday proved no day of rest for the Hies, pursued go relentlessly by the youthful swuttersi Balked by the weather of last week, the trappers set their snares yesterday morning with a determination to bag a record kill be fore the sun went down, and to-day will tell with what. success they ; worked. The contestants who have u.-ed' fresh halted traps have scoreJ tho highest, and those who were ignorant -of this profitable method will b< n< lit hereafter hy the example. Kverywhere you find two kids you , hear the same thing: "How many files did you get yeste: > , day." For several days that has been the j exclusive subject of conversation amount the children of iiuhmond. S.000 of' whom are entered In this content. Tho j Way these youngsters swamp the City Hall Is eye-opening, but oven the se vereat heart Is touched hy the zeal which animates I he swatters. Don't forget that The Times-Dlspnich Will he able to comply this morning 1 with your rennest for more swatters. Beginning at 9 o'clock this morning, the business office will he ready to dls- ' tribute the free swatters as longa? they i hold but. An additional supply of 3,000 has been received, nuking 8.000 In all ' to be given way by The Times-Dis? patch, j Citizens Must Co-oPernte. The Health Department and The Times-Dispatch have Joined hands in the determination to make Richmond a fly less city. This much desired con? dition can be brought about, however, only through the co-operation of the citizens and an awakening of the public mind to the devastation of the house fly. The great germ carrier can otiiy be annihilated when his breeding place has been wiped out. Clean the stables, the markets, the garbage cans and the dumps, and the fly will disappear from Richmond as if by magic. in the opinion of the health authori [ ties, the little cold spell of last week I came at the most opportune moment. catching the harassed files just at the I time when the swatters bad already ! decimated their ranks. Flies perisheu by the wholesale during the cold weath? er, nnd this, taken with the slsughUr In The Times-Dispatch contest, will make the city remarkably fri , of tin ! pests this summer. Tt Is accordingly predicted that Richmond will 1>.. freer of disease this summer ihan at any I time in her history, as experience has I Indubitably shown that the ily Is the I universal carrier of disease. I The children who haven't already eh | tered the contest should jump right in j to-day; those who are entered now should redouble their efforts and niak> the contest the warmest fight ever seen in the city. DESPONDENT MAN ENDS LIFE Suicide Follow* Ilejectlon of Manu? script of Play He Hail Written. New Orleans, Da., June 9-?Despond? ent over the rejected manuscript of A play he had written and sent to Now York. Henry B. Huhar, twenty-six and unmarried, cut his throat and wrists at his home here yealorday, dying to? day nt a hospital. On his deathbed ho expressed the wish that hlB wooden leg be burled with his body. The wish) spill, bo oomulled, .-with. GENERAL PARCELS POST IS ASSURED Bill Likely t > Be Passed at This Session of Congress. IT MAY REDUCE COST OF LI VING Postmaster-General Hitchcock In? sistent in Urging Establishment of System on Ground That It Will Prove Wonderful Stimulus to Business o? the Country. Washington, June a?legislation I providing for a geilerul parcels post throughout the United States and its possessions, except the Philippine Is? land*. Is practically cevia'n tu be en? acted by the present Congress, per? haps before the conclusion of the scs-j slon now In progress; in the opinion of Postnnster-General Hitchcock. He ha.- urged Insistently upon Congress the desirability of domesHc parcels post, because among, other reasons.1 he believes it will aid substantially In the solution of the problem of the high cost of living. In ? statement to? day, he expressed the hope that the measure recently Introduced by Sen? ator Bourne, chairman o! the Commit? tee on Post-Offices aid Post-Roads, might be crystallised into law. in the judgment of tee officers of ' the postal service, the Bourne bill '; ".presents the most scientific and bus! 1.esslike plan yet devls.d f.-r a panels post. It provides for a parcels scr ! vice throughout the country, both on , rural routes and city carrier routes., It consolidates tho third and fourth .classes of mall matter?i reform long advocated by the Po'at-Ofncc Depart? ment?and ralsva the weight limit of parrels to eleven poun-'.s. which Is the'; l mit of the lnternulion.il parcel? post The rate to be charged (??:? articles carried in the rural route service ami j city carrier service is .", cents for the iirst pound or fraction of a pound, and I 1 cent for each additioal pound, or! fraction of a pound. Six /.ones Established. ; Kor the general pracels post ser- , vice, which covers all mall transpor ' tation other than lo.-al delivery by rural or city carriers, graduated rates would be established based on dis- | tar.ee. Six zones of distance would be established. The first would have! a radial distance of 50 miles from the point of mailing; the second would In- 1 dude the area lying between 60 and j 20ft miles: the third that between li<""? ? and fiOo mlle-s; the fourth that be- j tween ",00 and 1.000 miles; the fifth] that between 1.00ft and 2,000 tnil*s. j and the sixth distances beyond "."Ol) miles. The iate for delivery within ] i the first zone Is 6 cents for the first I pound or fraction Of a pound. and ; 2 cents for each additional pound or j fractiein of a pound. The rates would , increase for each additional zone un? I til in the sixth, they reax-h a maximum 1 of 12 cents a pound, tho rate now j charged in the international parcels : , post. Tne rate on the consolidated I third and fourth class mail matter is fixed at 1 cent an ounce for not more than four ounces Distinctive par-I ; eels post stamps will be provided. I j In a formal report forwarded to-day! to the Senate Post-Ofllce Committee. I Postmotster-General Hitchcock strong-' I ly urges the passage of the Bourne' I measure. Concerning the general ad : vantages of a comprehensive parcels post service, he says: "The enactment of the proposed par- i ?eels post bill will aid materially In. : solving the high cost of living prob- . lem because it will bring the producer nnd the consumer into closer proxl- ; ; niity. Tho rural route service will en-! ; able the farmer to send to town each' morning the fresh products of his! truck farm or garden, and at the same1 lime obtain quickly the small articles he deplres to purchase from city j stores. This will mean not only a great saving, but will stimulate a larger and more varied production and I trade. It will have th" effect of ; bringing more closely together in the'r I commercial and social relations the people of ilu? country nnd the city. "The local iiystom of parcel post de . livery by city letter carriers will meet, tiie demands for a cheaper and more ready e.vhanije < f .Hrnall ware.i of all kinds in the it.rgcr towns and lu cities.| llnscil on Actual Cost. i "I'nder the SOim plan, the schcdul i ! of ra!''?s is bnstsd solely upon thr actual; ? cost of the service performed. 'Whereas' ;' th* ll.Tt ra.te Kt/8teui to make ihe srr vlo? self-supporting must ibe bat??l on the averasre giinero,] distance tlh?? inc.11 I has to be carried. So long as t'ho weight la negliffUbie, as In the case of letters, postal icntrdfl and small paek . aares. the flat ra)hr- Is (VMsKble, but when .larger paneels, vtelahlng as much as! e'evifl poumis. ? are to be carried, thri j rates should be (graduated to nv?et in ' a more, accurate manner tbe cost of I transportation for (MfTeTVirM distances. '; Cndcr I!-:- Ma t it'll i plan, it 'Would bo ! Impossible to mini 'he. competition of I iprlvate c,:.:i-"Jrit fter thosft carr>rs I would take 'th? hhprt hauls and leave ? the i"ntr haul:- fpr thte government ' T.hc bill retains n hit rats, however, i for parcels wp to '.our ounces. , ?'ruder the law Und carefully grad tinted scale of pontal rates fixed for j the several zones huylng and selling ? by mall order will be Increased, while I the production of I'll classes of mer? chandise and the n' 'Wing Of farm and gqrden products wl.U be greatly stim ulnted. The bill will be beneficial to all classes .except those- common carriers engaged tn the transportation of small ?rares. It Is prohalble that such car? riers will soon divert their business to the carriage of larger freight, their proper function. "The chief oppn?\'f,1on to the prn I posed parcels post nayi come from the .country merchant, hut. I.,stead of hurt i lng him. as he noti-' fours, It will l eventually help him, for ho will tin ' doubtedly profit by Jhe general busi jgess stimulus <wAo.taaj nv the measure. "flU HA nuu mm Taft's Yacht. Nearly in Collision With Northland. PROMPT ACTION AVERTS CRASH President Not Told of Incident in Chesapeake Bay. Which Gave Thrill to Those Who Saw It, and Goes on to Hampton and Jamestown Is? land. Old. Point. Vo.. dune 9.?The presi? dential y.n'ht Mayflower, with the President and Mrs. Taft and a party of their diftiiiKUished guests aboard, narrowly escaped a collision early tu Cay with the steamer Northland, of the Norfolk and Washington Line, not fai from Point Lookout, where the I otomac River empties into Chesa? peake Bay. Only the vigilance of the officers of the Northland and the May? flower and their prompt action pre? vented what looked for s minute like ar accident. .\s It happened th.e Northland nar? rowly missed the Mayflower. Officials and one vr two persons on the passen her boat who were looking, only got n momentary shock. It was a perfectly still moonlight morning, with no sea running and the lights of passing vessels could be seen for miles. The few passengers awake showed no signs of panic, but they looked re? lieved when thr danger was over. The Mayflower left Washington last night about 0:30 o'clock for Hampton Bonds. In addition to the President and Mrs Taft. General William Rosier. P. II. Olllett, of Massachusetts: Clar? ence H, Kelsey and Mrs. Kelsey, of New York; Mrs Francis O. Newlnnds, wife Of the Nevada Senator, and Major T L Rhoades. U. S. A., and Lieuten? ant J; N. Timmons. U. S. N.. aides to the President, were Invited guests. VVht'ttra for Passing. The Northland, on her tegular trip 10 Old Point and Norfolk, left Wash? ington shortly after the Mayflower. Although she kept the presidential yacht in slghbunttl dark, and although she Is a much speedier boat. Captain I'osey made no attempt to pass the President. Shortly after the North? land passed Into Chesapeake Bay. how? ever, where there is plenty of sea room, the officer on watch decided to forge ahead of the Mayflower. At that time the navy boat was probably a third of a mile ahead of the Northland and a few hundred yards to the starboard of the North? land's course. The fragment Of moon and plenty of bright |9>tars made the bay almost l'ght enought to read hy. while there was hardly a puff of wind. The Northland gave a signal that she wished to pass on the Mayflower's port side, and a few seconds later came the response from the yacht, one whtstlie blast, meaninc that she wished the Northland to pass not on the port side, but on the starboard. Officers In the Northland's pilothouse were as? tonished when they heard the May? flower's one whistle, but they were even more surprised when the May? flower began slowly'to cross her how. It was a few seconds before they grasped Just what was happening, but when they did four or five sharp short blasts shot from the North? land's whistle, meaning the presence of danger; "look out!" The quarter? master at her wheel was given a sharp order. He Hung the wheel over, the engines Of the Northland were slow? ed down perceptibly. She sheered to starboard with a shun lcr, and the May? flower made her way across the North? land's course with a gulf of deep green water 'between that qu'ckly narrowed to lofts than a thousand feet. Once beyond the. Northland's course th.e Mayflower seemed to slow up, and the Northland passed on her starboard quarter. The Northland came into Old Point at 7 o'clock this morning, on time. The Mayflower dropped anchor off fortress Monroo shortly after 8 o'clock. President Taft was not told of tho Incident this morning, hut ;t was dis? cussed In the aide room of the May? flower, and among the officer of the Northland. does to Jnmeatovrn Island. The President had only one en gagement here to-.lay. With Mrs. Taft and their guests he took break? fast with Mr. II B. Frlssell. of Hamp? ton Institute, of which ho is a trustee. He later watched the institute bat tal'on drill nnd attended chapel, where he made a brief speech to the students, declaring that although education along scientific lines Is j useful, vocational edncntlnn for the negro is better for the present, nt i least. He shook hands with several hundred students afterwards. From Hampton. the President and his I party were taken abroad the United ! States yacht Sylph for a forty-mile j trip up the .lames River with a short stop at Jamestown Island, where the ' first Bngllsh settlement in America ! was made ItO.'i years ago. Leaving i here on the Mayflower to-night the President is due in Washington at '' noon to-morrow. TWO KILLED IN FALL j Aviator Klmmerllng nnd III? Rnglneer Victims of Fiitnl Accident. Mourmelon, France, June 9.?Klm? merllng, on.- of the best known aviators, nnd an engineer. Tonnell. I who was flying with him as t pas ! senger were Instantly klled to-day by a f.'ii of vir> f,.ot. Klmmerllng I was trying out new monoplane. The : machine wns seen to oscillate violent? ly, nnd then suddenly it dropped straight to earth. Klmmerllng had taken part In many Important compe.itlons, Includ? ing the Parls-Rome'Turln race, In May, 1911. and the Kuronean race In July of the same year. In which he finished fifth. The mac. ..o was wreck? ed, and It was therefore Imposslbln to asoertuln the causo of the acci? dent. Does Not Wend to Go, But /..ay Change Mind Oyster Unj, V. 1.. June. 0.?The | wires lietwieu Hagnniore Hill und | ihr Itooaevrll h ladquartera lu cal- j (u^i, iure Krpt ?'i?J to-day UN Lpl- | out! !loi>n<M<rlt over plnua f?? ! iiic contests |?et?rc Hie natloual committee with bla malingers. Whatever ?u? deiS'.ded upon the col? onel kept I? lilmtlelf. He snlrt he would add nothluii ?? bl* elalenient of la i uitiUt, In v?hlcb he attacked j the committee, < uloncl Rooaevell aald Hint he had been Informed ihn t In all probabil? ity Comptroller wfllllam A. Pren- ! ilrranst. of .New Volk, vi'hn lion been ; III, ivould be able t?i mnke Ihr noml. nation apcteh for film nt the ion- i > en t Ion, ir >!r. PrendergastI'a health vtiil not permit, Ibe colonel 1? name will lie presented by PutrMk \V. Culllnan, ! of OHVtCKO- A pros if how been or- . ranged f?r Mr, Cul k'nnn should he | require It. Onee more the rtil lncl nn? naked whether lie was K?llig; t" Chicago, ami aKaln he reapnmlcd that, while Inni no Intention of koIdk, lie n?leh| change hi* mind, * nlonel Roosevelt bil d ?pverul vis? itor* lo?day. Vinoiip: them were ev-Conarreasiunn llb-h riomi Pearson, of North Cnrnllnn, ?ln> In to make one of Hip *pee?-he.? itecnndlng ihe colonel'a nomltinllnn, nti<i Truxlou lleiile. a Roosevell rt'letTale from , < ullforuin. HAVE VIEW OF VOLCANO Passengers In Mnll Stcetiuer See rtrll I In n i Spectatjle. Seward, Alacka, .Inn- |. ? Passengers on the mall steamer lioira, which ar? rived from the westwaivl to-day, af? ter passing through a shower of ashesj j from ICatmal volcano, belllevc that sev? eral small fishing VillVagea Oh the shores of Shellkof Stra.lt may have been destroyed hy the irruption. The revenue cutter serv'ce at Unalaslca has been asked to send eisslatancc. The Dora steamed 'Vitil the harbor early to-day, her while covering mak? ing her appear a phahloiti of the seas. Those on the uteamer ts she passed through the falling ashce, were ,ienr ly suffocated by poisonO'iia gase.?. She was In sight of Kiitinal wlien the erup? tion began, and thuso o?i the vessel witnessed a brilliant specttacle. It was . l o'clock in the afternoion and the mountain was In plain view. Karthquakes disturbed i;he water of the strait, when suddenly a terrific ?? explosion occurred in the, mountain, and a great mass of rocks was thrown into the air. The lirst explosion was 1 followed by others in ?iiiicii succession, ea^'h Foemingly more terirlllc than t3?< on* pr^ccling. -Soon s Steadjy stream of rocks and ashes poured frojih the peak and Kpread far over the purroundlng country, obscuring the sunt and shut? ting the troubled mountain from si?ht. At 4 o'clock the D?ra ?las seventy miles f.-oru the volcano. Total dark? ness came, and ashes began to fall In thick clouds upon the deck, covering It with a while layer three ln.-hes thi.-.k. The stifling atmosphere marie the pas? sengers violently 111. Tnroiighout the night the Dora steamed tlirough the dust-laden a ir. and was roctked by the earthquakes that lashed t;he water, while the mountain thundered inenac- I Ingly In the distance. SOUTH'S DEAD HONORED Their Graves in Arlington Strewn with Flowers. i Washington! June 9.?A .croup of j grizzled veterans who wore the gray ' fifty years ago in the struggle be j tween the states, ass'sted |?y allied Confederate organizations, gathered in Arlington Cemetery to-day to decorate the graves of ibe Confederate soldiers who sleep in the Nat'on'a Vrtlhalla, The address o?. the occasion was de? livered by Senator Hnkc Sui'th. of Georgia, who counselled his hearers to rema'n true to tho high, ideals which are the heritage of thole .South? ern ancestry. An Impressive feature of thin exer? cises was the unveiling of an immens-.? j lloral set piece, faslii-iod In the form of a Southern cross. The gravest wen? then strewn with flowers, tho children of the Confederacy assisting. SIpee-lal decoration was made of the. tomb of the unknown dead and of the gl'SJVo of ''Fighting Jo," Wheeler. Hiluiry A. Herbert, former Secretary of the NaV'f and chnirmiin of the Arlington Monu? ment Committee, reported th.u the' ! statue which the committee proposes placing in the cemetery Is practically completed. The statue, a figure type of the young South, Is being made In Rpme by Sir Moses Bzeklel, n liatlve Of Virginia, who boro arms in the causo of the Confederacy. ! LEAVE FOR ATLANTIC CITY i President Stevens nn,| "Diamond .Ilm" llrsdy Out or Hospital. Baltimore Md., Junta 9.?"Drairsond Jim" Brady, tin. New Vork millionaire. I uvho for seme tiiu: had ben a patient at Johns Hopkins rTosplbftfl, and Prrtsi dont Georce \V. St-v res, at the ChH?sa peaka and ObJo.dtallro id, who also had bekrn ill theiv. left tht? hospital tills afternoon. Tin y w-.it lo Atlantic City In Mr. Si evens's private car. and an? nounced that they wotild spend soetve. time nt tWa SOTlSld'i .pCSOrl taking the rest cup*. j 50-ACRE SITE DONATED Land Valued nt 8100,000 Deeded to Oglelbropc ITnlveraKy. Atlanta, Ga. June o.?Announcement was made to.day that a fifty-acre site on Silver Lake, ton miles from this city, hats been deeded to the trustees of til* proposed Oglothrope University, ths ' new Presbyterian all-Southern male institution, which will be bu'll here. The lane! is valued at $100.000, and is virtually a donation from >' II Ashford, of "Atlanta, and the Silver l.ako Park Company. It is planned to have the school rend;/ for business 1u 1914. Killed Ht Komi Crossing. Watertown, N. V., June 9.?F. E. Zimmer, a farmer of Evans Mills, and his wife and their daughter, 1! th. were killed and another daughter was badly Injured when the surrey tJt which' tlioy wore driving to church to-day wus struck by a train at railroad crossing. SILENT CONTEMPT FOR THIRDTERMER Committee Decides to Ignore Roosevelt's Fiery Statement. ACTIONS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES Friends of Colonel Announce That He Will Arrive in Chi? cago by Middle or Latter Part of Week?Sunday Busy Day in Rival Camps. Special Train Waiting for Run to Chicago ISpeclnl to The Times-Dispatch.] New VurK, June P.?According to rumor* ihn? sifted |n fri?iu Oyster Itny to-day. Hier?. 1* n special tmln watting In the yards of the f.rmid Central Station, ready to ril?h Roosevelt to < hlcago, starting any lime uf iluy or night. If he elves the word. The name rumor hml 1? lb"* the colonel |n no sure that the ??enll" "111 eome for his presence at the convention that he fully expects 10 iihc the tmlu: Ihm tt ?Till nhoot Ulm from Yew Vork In l.nke Mlchltrnn without stop nt better thnu Twcn lleth Century speed, mill thnt i-vrn the berths have been inmlc up in preparation for <lepnrttire n| n mo mcnl'a notice, \ohody nt the Grand Ccntrnl professed t" know nnTlhlnp; nbont such si train to-day, nml the enlonel snff! nt Sagamore Hill that hin Intentions regarding ihc Chl eriuro trip were llliehanged. There uns n man ni the Wnlilorf. however, who said he "hnd It utrnlirht" thnt the trnln had been commissioned hy the Ronirvelt m.inncnn, nnd wn.? renily I? pull out nt nny time ns ? nnn n? the enndldnte ennld bolt to the city from Oyster liny. t I Chicago. June 0.?A majority of the members of the Republican National Committee after a lengthy conference I to-day. unofficially decided to refrain j from any comment upon the stater (mrnt Issued last nlg'U by Colonel Theodore Roosevelt. m which the former President denounced the ac ?'tlon of the committee in seating the two Taft delegates frt m the Ninth Alabama District. To-day's impromptu meeting of na? tional committee members was attend? ed exclusively by those commltteomen, who generally are accepted as being favorable to President Tnft's can ; dkiaey for rcn?mfnatton. Certain Of the committeemen who attended the meeting expressed grout Indignation at i lie text of Colonel Roosevelt's statement, which they declared was deserving of an emphatic reply, oth? ers, however, counseled against a ru rly of any kind and urged their fel? loe.- committee member.-, to ignore the statement. This ndvic?. finally pre? vailed. Scarcely any of the Taft mem? bers of the committee would discuss to-day's meeting after it had been concluded. One. however, said: "Wo tire going lo stund on our ac? tions; regardless of th'-i remarks of porsons who are prejudiced and un? fair. The work speaks lor itself, and that is all there Is to it. There is but one way to handle unreasonable peo? ple, and that is to Ignore them." Headquarters Buay, Despi'tl) the fact that it was Sunday and that a number of the leaders were out of town, UM campai'gn headnuar t-irs of both Taft and Roosevelt men iv-eme busy most of the day and lilts to-night. Francis J. He.ney. who prosecuted eh? San Francisco graft charges, und former Governor Guorgo C. Pardee, of California, .who v*i?;- among those arriving at the Rooaevitlt headquarters to-day, con'enrvd With Fndted States Senator Dixon, of Montana, f'olonel Roosevelt's campaign manager, and other leaders After u mo iling of a croup of Roose? velt managers unofficially, it was an? nounced that Colonel Roosevelt would arrive In t'h'cago cither by tho middli or latti r part of the Wiefc'lk, but they declined to name the exact day. Walter F. Brown, of Toledo, chair? man of fha Republican Suite Central Committee In i>hi!o. and onie of the ac? tive JkOdere for Roosevelt, de-parted from Chicago for tlie Fast to-day, and It was reiporuid that he had gone t'> Oystwr Bay to confer with Colon I Roosevelit regarding bho developments id" tntj last twer.ity-four hours in tho convention city. Thomas K. Nledrlnghans. of St. I.ouis. newly etdrtied notional cemmlt i:>e.n?an ifrwiti Mv'souri. aWd another prominent Roosevelt adherent, also de? parted from Chicago for ih> Bast. It was said that h-. had gone to Pitts? burgh, but the nntiic of his mission was not divulged. Senator Plxon to-night issued a s:ate-n??nt. In whiten he denied reports that the Robsewlt managers into tubed 'tiO wlthdr.ew p-.n1ing con tests. The sta teinervt s i Id: ' "'Of course, we do not intend to do any suoh th-.ng. Every contest will be priesen ted by us. If a majority of tin national committee Is prepared to deliliera'tely unseat RoosevttH deli)-* ga:s. ?,? the T*ft managers insist th*y will.do. we ire going to see that tho roiM&iry is committed in- the open day? light and in Mm full view of ?MM.10? Atrn'Ticaa c!t !;e-.t'. Hnve Conimlllee I udrr Control, "It '.' perfectly apparent tbat tho 1 Taft managers have uvder pwrff-et con? trol enough m*rribe.rs of thi? national ?ommtrtee to dov.naetly as they please regarding the wew'ninir c-onKwrs. nearly all of Which are from the Ri?-. publhcan State.-* of th<^ NVcth and West. "To gain temporary control of. ths : convention th? Innerclrclo of Tafl managers t.nidly have determined t^ ^Continued-on"Thlrd"Page7)