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crtt Wanted. Help Wanted.
t<"or >roitio? arc oliarinlaaly
lllu?<ra(til dally on the llouac
hold Fage of
NUMBER 19,898.
frith YEAR
American Forces to Remain
Until Conditions Are
More Improved.
Washington Has No Desire to
Interfere in Controversy Be
tween Chieftains.
Guarantees Asketl l>y United States*
Must Bo Carried
WASHINGTON. November 1L\?Presi
dent Wilson and .Secretary lJryan have
decided not to tlx a date fur the Amer
ican evacuation of Vera Cruz until It
Is determined which faction can domi
nate that_ part of Mexico sufficiently
to carry out guarantees asked by* the
United States as a prerequisite to with
General Candldo Agullar is in com
mand of troopa In the Immediate vi
cinity of Vera <.'iu/., and i.s believed
loyal to General Carran/.a, who is In
open conflict with tli?? national ron
ventlon that dcclarcd General Gutler
rjjj! Provisional President of Mexico.
The President is unwilling to wlth
draw tho troops until the guarantees
can be (iiforceil. and until there is no
danger that aome other faction will
disclaim responsibility for negotiations
hitherto conducted with Cnrranza.
The Washington government does
not desire to Interfere In the contru
\ersy between the various military
chieftains, but administration officiate
showed plainly to-day their chagrin
at the fact that several generals who
wrote their names on the Mexican flag
recently pledging their word to abide
by the acts of the convention at Aguas
> alient's, have refused to support lien
eral Gutierrez..
Tho United States will continue its
custom of dealing with each element
that Is In de facto control of a certain;
territory. Special agents are accom
panying tiutlcrrcz, Villa and Carranza.
Kroni all cainc advices to-day reflecting
the uncertainty and doubt, which en
veloped the general situation.
Ofllclal advices showed that General
Carranza'has moved to CQfUqba for a
!lfAjth/bt(ft> 1 lr?/i^ t^iilerSti6?w to have'
left Mexico City he'chi'isc he doubted the
loyalty of General Ulanco, commander
of troops guarding the capital When
General Hlanco started from Aguas
callentcs for Mexico City, he was ar
rested at Sllao 1>\ General Pablo tJon
zalep, who had Iteen regarded as a
Carrahzn Mipporter. Dispatches from |
Agua?cullcutcs to-night, saying Gon
zales would stand by the convention, j
were taken to mean that Hlanco would '
be released, and that the two men
might work In harmony In the control
of Mexico City and.the surrounding tcr
II lory. If the report concerning Gon
i.alcs la verified, it also will mean that 1
Villa's big columns, which moved
southward to-day, will have uninter
rupted control of the territory between
Aguuscallentes and Mexico City, leav
Ing Carranza to operate east of the
Mexican capital.
t>tspatch<ri given out by Uafael
Zubaran, Carranza's Washington repre
sentative. say Generals Obregon,
Olanco. Gonzales, Vlllareal, Hay and
others would support the llrst chief.
Zubaran gjtve out a telegram from
Carranza announcing that hostilities '
had opened between his forces and
those of the convention.
1?[? PASO, TEXAS, November 12.?
Otllclal reports from Mexico City to
day said several chiefs, headed by Gen
eral Pablo Gonzales, Cnrranza's prin
cipal leader, have sent a message to
the "first chief" and Provisional Presi
dent Gutierrez, asking a second time
that both Carranza and Villa resign
their popitions. It also was reported,
hut unconfirmed, from the Villa side,
that Gonzales has deserted Carranza
and offered his services to the conven
The signers of the two telegrams In
cluded Gonzales, General buiclo Blanco
and General Antonio Vlllareal. They
asked Carranza to resign "to prevent
circumstances growing graver." Tlity
advised the first chief that they also
ha<l bought the elimination <rf Villa.
"Should he not retire absolutely,"
they said, "we pledge ourselves to sub
jugate him to law and order."
They requested Gutierrez to order
Villa to leave the country. They
promised they also would arrange for
Carrnnzu to leave Mexico.
Rafael Muz<|ulz, Carranza's consular
chief, stated to-day that he had official
advices from Mexico City that a total
of loi',000 troops had remained loyal
to the lirsl chief. Villa agents tjever
have claimed that more than oncrhalf
thai number were in the regular divi
sion commanded by the northern
<u:.m:hai. situation
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.]
WASHINGTON. November 1L\?-The
administration is devoting itself to
safeguarding the interests of American
citizens and those of other foreign
nationalities in Mexico City, because
of the report that anarchy would pre
vail there on the arrival of General
Zapata and his troops, and General
Villa with hifutroops.
General l&ia'iifoii, in a short message
to the Sc JSiry of War to-day, de
nounced as false publlshecK??;. "?rts
that lie had told General Caiiwlo
Agullar that he would evacuate Vera
The general situation has become so
complicated, by reason of official news
received at the department, that talk
of recalling General Funston has been
The State Ocpartmn.it has dispatches
tliut the national convention of Mexico
bus <|eclare<l Carranza to be. "in re
bellion." and that General Villa has
started 011 his march to Mexico City,'
wlioro he may ho joined by the army
of General Zapata. Thtf State ' Depart
ment Is hi communication with John
H. Sllliman, Itn agent at Mexico City,
and with Geprge C. .Carothers. who re
(Continued on Second PngeTr
Final I>e*trurtlon of' Crulnfr Atvrnya j
Counted On.
I1I5RLIN, November 12 fvla The
Hague and Lopdon).?All the mum
big papers of Merlin unite In publish
: ing articles in priiise of the coimnorcc
i destroying career of the German
cruiser Kmdcn. and they declare that
li %.? final destruction always had been
counted upon. The Kmdcn was driven
ashore oji ' the Co'cos Island by the
Australian eruiser Kydncy.
The Morgenpost stlys that since tho
j beginning <'f the world never has a
single ship tnk^n part In International
warfare with such terrible results, and
all the papers reprint from London
Journals laudatory articles on Captain
Curl von Muller. the commander of the
! Major Moraht, the military critic,
I writes In the Tageblutt:
"There has been no question that the
career of the ISmden was bound to
conio to tin end before long. Tho Brit
ish admiralty would have lost the con
j fldence of the nation unless It finally
J succeeded In destroying her. In view
i of the great difference between the
fighting power of the IStndcn and that
' of her opponent, the Sydney, it is no
i wonder that she suffered severely. Tier
? career has been a glorious one and
1 never will be forgotten."
Failure to Hold 111* I'odltlon Compel*
Itetrent Atoms Whole I-lnr,
; LONDON. November 12.--The I'etro
' grud correspondent of the Daily Mall
t r.ends tho following:
"It Is now admitted semiofficially.
J but not mentioned In tho otneial i'oii1
mu.ilcatlons, that it was the failure of
i the German frown Prince to hold his
i position in the centre which compelled
a retreat along the whole line. While
| General von Hlndenburg 011 the left and
; the Austrians on the rinht wore both
I maintaining their positions, tho crown
j prliure's army was lleeing back to the
I Fatherland.
| "The Russians poured in betwoen
' the wings thus left in danger atid
1 attaekod them, each 011 two sides, forc
] Iiik them to scramble back to the fron
1 tiers, and losing terribly all the way.
"The excuse made In Germany of
j bad roads l.i ridiculed here, since in
spite of bad roads the Russians ac
complished marvels I11 marching,
i "It appears that six German princes
were killed in this battle, three of the
? L'npo family and one each ?,f the houses
] of I less'-, Waldcck and Reuss.''
Mnrrlcnn'n Story Implicate* fierman
Korflicn IIIHrr,
CHICAGO, November 1".?Charles A.
Inglls. the Chlcagoan whose American
passport was found on the person of
| Carl Hans IkkJ.v, executed In London
: as a German spy, to-day told how he
lost the passport In Berlin. Ills story I
' Implicates the German Foreign OIHcc,
and is being investigated by the State
Department at Washington.
Inglls returned a few days ago after
a long stay in Europe. Caught In
[ Herlln when war broke out, he took
: his passport to the German JForeign
; Ofljee to hu.ve'Unapproved. He handed
(?"It t'd'a clerk, he said, expecting that
i It would be returned later to the Amer
' lean embassy.
It failed to reappear, however. At
th<- Foreign Ofllec iio could obtain no
trace of It. lie got a second docu
ment. by which he was able to leave
. t-rerinany.
] Mr. Inglls said the c.i-iginal paper
1 contained a description which Is said
I also to have .been applicable to Lody.
Iron t'ro?? of tlie Fint Claim for (iea-!
oral IIudr von HcIott. |
BICRLIN. November 1- (via The1
j Hague and London).?The dccora- |
| tlon of the Iron Cross of the first class \
has been conferred upon General Hans
| von Below, who some weeks ago was
j given the second class decoration of
I this order for military valor bef?<-e 1
General von Below's wife was for- j
merly Mrs. Nina Bryce Turnbull, of;
General von Below and Mrs. Turn- ;
bull were married in Buenos Aires in I
April of 1907. General von Below was j
then a major and had been detailed i
by the German government to assist in i
the reorganisation of the Argentine]
Mrs. Turnbull was Miss Nina Bryce.'
Her first husband was Frederick Turn-]
bull, of Philadelphia.
Welcomed F.nthuntantleally l?jr Friends
ua lie Leaves Jail.
NEW YORK, November 12.?Bouck |
White, pastor of the Church of Social:
Revolution. was discharged to-day
from the Queens County Jail. He had
served his six months' sentence for
raising a disturbance in Calvary Bap
tist Church. A delegation of fifty
friends, each wearing a rod flower,
welcomed him enthusiastically in the
Jail courtyard. An automobile, draped
with flags?, took him away.
Standing uncovered in the courtyard. |
White led in singing "The Hymn of'
Liberty." and "I'm Coming Here To
Morrow." lie has announced his in-;
tenlion to try again to discuss with,
tho Rov. Cornelius Woelfkin. of Cal-'
vary Church, where John D. Rocke-j
feller, Jr.. worships, the grievances of 1
the strikers at the Colorado mines, lie1
will resume his church duties. 1
Mm- of l*'ourtcrn >'n<lonal llnuki of '
Riinlvn 'I'nlit- Adrernr Action.
BOSTON". MASS., November 12.?Nine!
of the fourteen national banks of this ;
city took adverse action to-da.v on the ;
advisability of entering the $135,000,000
cotton pool, which Is being forincii !
under government allspices to llnance j
the Southern cotton crop. Two others,,
the Commercial and the Fourth At- '
lantic, voted to enter the pool.
Many of the bankers wer<5 said to
favor extending tiananeinl help to New
England cotton mills in their purchases
of cotton, rather than to growers direct.
Mrn, llnrrj- I'njne \Vhllney Organising
So-Colled Flying Honpltdl,
I'AHIS, November 12 t9:."0 l\ M.).?
Mrs, Harry Payne Whitney has arrived
In I'arls from Now York with fifteen
j trained nursea and four physicians.
I She Is organl'/.Ing a so-called flying
| hospital for work near tiie tiring -line,
i This hospital will be affiliated with the
American ambulance us an auxiliary,
but will lie directed, it is understood,
by Mrs. Whitney herself. .She will con
tribute $200.0*00 to the hospital.*
I York Itlvdl' l?liw to Baltimore, 3:10 I', M.
j except tfunilwy. one xvay, \I.:A round
I trip. DoilRhtlul ami invicorutlni; sail.
Services as President ol
Louisiana State Health
Hoard Recognized.
Assistant Health Commissioner
Freeman Heads Section
on Public Health.
Sccretarj Sealc Harris Says It Has
Itcen Greatest Association
Has Kvcr Held.
? nomination by the councilors, I >r.
i Oscar Dowllng, of Shreveport, La., was
j ycstnrilaj; morning fleeted president >>f
th'- Southern Medical Association: l>r.
' 11. C. Dorr, or RateBvllle, Ark., first
vice-president, and I jr. McGu.rc X?w
; ton. of Richmond, <r:i*on<l vtce-president.
The nominations of the councilor* were
' received without question, and the three
i officers ele'cted by acclamation. It was
i stated that politics had not entered into
i the deliberations of the councilors, and
t that they had been guided solely by
the Interests of the association and the
? fitness of the men upon whom their
! selection fell.
I Dr. Howling is one. of the larger
figures represented in the membership
I of the association, recognition of his
' services as a public health officer hav
| Ing been accorded in all parts of tho
country. He !s president of the .State
1 Hoard of Health of Louisiana, and Is
i a graduate of Vanderbllt University.
? Originally. his family came from Vir
ginia. and he was born In Alabama.
Af.'er finishing his eours.- at Vander
bllt. he studied abroad several years,
and th or. settled down as a specialist
in e ear and nose diseases. His
practice quickly brought lilin recogni
tion, and he wan elected president of
his State Board of Health, and Is now
in charge of tho Louisiana State health
j train, consisting of threr. cars filled
I with permanent exhibits of the work
done In Louisiana and adjoining States
I in the. tight against malaria and other
! pestilential diseases ondemlc. or oc
casionally epidemic, In that section of
the country.
In rls Inaugural address to the body
i Dr. Howling'referred at Bonio length
1 to'ihe evil of patent medicines, dcclar
J iiig that something must be1 done to
I regulate ths sale of proprietaries, lie
aBked the co-operation of the medical
' profession In the fight on patent medi
I cine the sale of which he regarded as
i one ot the things most inimical to the
i ethics of the profession of medicine.
Section officers were elected an fol
i lows: Public Health. Dr. Allen W.
! Freeman, of Rich-.nond. assistant S'ate
health commissioner of Virginia, chair
man; Dr. J. A. Hayne, of Columbia. S.
! O.. vice-chairman, and l>r. \V. S. J
| Leathers, of University of Missis-^
slppi, secretary.
Bye Kar. Nose and Throat: Dr. J.
B. Green, of Asheville. N. C.. chairman;
Dr. E. II. Cary, "of Dallas, Tex., vice- ;
i chairman, and Dr. T. \V. Moore, of I
t Huntington, W \*.. secretary.
I Surgerv: Dr. Isadorc Colin, ot N?w |
Orleans, chairman: Dr. John 11. Black-,
burn, of Bowlinfc Green. Ky.. vicc- ,
chairman and Dr. !?'. Webb Griffith, of ,
Asheville. N. C.. secretary.
Medicine: Dr. W. II. Deaderiuk. of
Hot Springs. Ark., chairman; Dr. C. L. j
Minor, of 9sheville, N. C.. vice-chair- !
man. and Dr. Stuart Roberts, of At
lanta, secretary. >
Dr. Scale Harris, secretary-trcasurer. ,
continues in office for two years more. ;
Dallas, as announced lit this paper
yesterday, was selected as the city for j
the convention In 1013. The council
ors and the board of trustees remain
until further appointments are made,
as follows: Dr. II. H. Martin, chair-,
man. Savannah. Ga.: Dr. W. S. Leathers.
University. Miss.; Dr. Louis Abranison.
Shreveport. La.; Dr. \V. S. Thayer. Bal
timore. Md.; Dr. Joseph Graham, Dur
ham, N. C.; Dr. Tt. II. McGlnnls, Jack
sonville, Kla.; Dr. Robert Wilson. Jr..
Charleston, S. C.; Dr. J. Shelton llors
lcy, Richmond, Va,: Dr. L. S. McMurty.
Louisville. Ky.: Dr. lCdward H. Cary.
Dallas. Tex.: Dr. J. N. Baker, Mont
gomery. Ala.; Dr. J. A. Crislcr, Mem
phis. Tcnn.: Dr. C. P. Meriwether.
Little Rock. Ark.; Dr. A. R. Shands.
Washington. D. C\; Dr. G. C. Rodgers,
lilklns, W. Va.; Dr. Milllngton Smith,
Oklahoma, Okla.
Board of trustees?Dr. H. H. Martin.
Savannah, Ga.; Dr. B. L.- Wytnan, Bir
mingham. Ala.; Dr. G. C. Savage. Nnsh
vllle. Tcnn.; Dr. W. W. Crawford.
Hattlcsburg. Miss.; Dr. Isadora Dyer.
Now Orleans. La.: Dr. James M. Jack
son, Miami. Kla.
The medal for scientific research was
?for thu third time awarded to Dr. C. C.
The convention which has just closed
is regarded, said Dr. Scale llarrls, .scc
rctury-trensurer and editor-in-chief uf
the Southern Medical Journal, as the
greatest mooting the association l\is
held in the eight years of its history. |
"All the members." he said, "ure de
lighted. :?ot only with the meetings,
but ns well with the hospitality of
Itichmond and Virginia doctors. It
took six generations of education, cul
ture and retlnement. to produce such
gentlemen ns the Virginia doctors are
to-day, and they deserve every tribute,
which can be paid to thom. Without
any question, this lias been the iln^st
convention I have ever seen, and I
want to pay tribute to the press for
the way In Which It handled the meet
ings and the convention as a whole.
We have boon especially pleased with ]
the hotel arrangements, and I must
say that I think the .loiYorson Motel to;
be the finest convention hotel I nave
ever seen, and your other hotels were1
just as good in the courtesies they I
paid to their doctor guests. And In j
speaking of the press again,' I can say I
that nowhere that I have ever been
have, the papcts given such accurate]
accounts of our meetings."
< <M., AM) MUSS. <;<)H<MN l,(l( I)
Colonel W. tJorgas. mirg^oh-sfeti
oral of the United Stales Army, also
(Continued on Ninth 1'ago.) . I
Col, Henry M. Boykin Ap
pointed Commissioner
and Chairman.
State Commission Will Provide
Agency for Free Transporta
tion of Donations.
' *
i Governor invites Cu-Operation of
I're.ss of State That All May
Part icipate.
; Governor llenry C. Stuart announced
last night ill'- appointment of the fol
lowing Itelgian Heller Committee for
the SlMe of Virginia:
Colonel llenry M. lli'jrMn, Richmond.
coniinlnNloncr nml chulrmun.
Homer It. t-Vrstinon. \fwport \en.i.
v. llrrlli Tyler, Norfolk.
.folio Stewart llrynn, Richmond.
t'hnrlPN T. I.asnlter, I'rtcrNburR.
Ilci. .1. Cleveland Hall. l>nn%1lle.
\\ llllnm S. Rattle. Ronnoke.
Harry 1". Ryrd. Wlnehontcr.
J. I'rnnli H'ymir, PiitnHkl.
Alexunder ltobertMon. Slauuton.
Thi- movement, the Governor states,
'.h not intended either to supplant or
: to interfere with relief work of local
organizations, but is in aid of such
efforts throughout the State to the ex
, tent of providing an agency for as
sembling at a central point and pro
, vidlng free transportation to lielglum
! of ail donations and subscriptions,
j whether from organizations co-oper
ating with this central board or in
i dividuals.
. Realizing that no country has a
I deeper conception of the ruin and dc
i vastation of war than Virginia,- nor a
deeper sympathy for those whose
homes have been laid waste and who
; are now facing immediate starvation.
! the Governor issued last night the fol
j lowing statement:
I to pkoi'i.k or viu<;i\i\
i ? thp r?i opl<- of Virginia
j Ah Governor or Virginia I i,-,,,,
rc-ocntly received a cable message from
! p"?rHl chairman of tlio Belgian
I Woulei*"vn l'?h re;,(Js a3 follow*:
ir.#?r? ^ ? ? pood fnuUBh t<)
! 1p*,?t VOMrte'f in the critical situa
H0lSum,^oBl!?a,n0ngSt tUr P?OP>?
! a matter ?r or.ham? It would be
matter of great satisfaction if th,.
people of your State could furnish one
<? > cr> influence wo can hrinr- t?; 1 ~
j f u11 ^*ub h eH bed?iv Ithin yOMrai!a0te for
! o? ^,,K,fihoe4KVs.n.sfd
, Act ,1" on0tJ'Btr,butIon In Belgium.'"
this n!c^e;haVXeon ?hn,alned ,n
lions ol ;i numW ? SUKSM
| men and womenof
creating a central board' headed by '"
fetatc commissioner. which is organ iz
jdlTn"- of n?ll,,1i?mi,t. "nd ofnclcnl han
t.?s for 11^: ar -rsiscs
throughout the State to the nv?<>n* ? I
?.ira ro^r,C"'?re?' i
S;ln-^tlon-s co-operating with this I
central board, or Individuals I
.No words from me can emnh iciy^ n,? 1
claims which these unfortunate d o! *
ssvii'v'jsrs}" i
As state commissioner. i have an
Pointed Colonel Henry M. Bovkfn of
soZTTk \a" U;,th W ho,n ^Me'as !
board composed of rcpre- I
various j
a;.N 9'rS' is^cordla^rVnva^/Th^
dentitj of all donations, whether of
pzt; sr^si:hsn^m"ssn!
:fe-? "> ?"? "Her. ;
Colonel UH<Mrry?,M/lViVioI/tdd(^ep lu |
LJroad ?,rect. UlchmondVa ' ,iaSt
'' G ?TUAHT. Governor. 1
SAII. pHov vilttJI.MA
,onthuslastlcally die- j
>~l f!
the people of >-{rrg.'n,aW'la8tS,:,TihtrS b>' I
H^ricutn Belgium." he said "it i* i'
hopo of aov<.r?.,r Sli.nrl mnkovVi
:$t vje,' u;i~:v i
r, ?isiz:zfF?,
-unw.tlch with pork, flour. cornmcHl
bacon ccreals and other subs a?Ub i
"ThlV?' nn" ,,m"r n?l'
?<?IX 3LSS& r
Su.lhX5.U,.0H* 1". W!"Ch Vni
unci r ?r ti* to take a par:,
win fv' ' roaHr,M the Ship, which ?
v. n be chartered to ?a|, from a vir ;
o: the 'state. '' *?? "> ?'<> .>4,
"Of course, there is a vast niiioui.t
- work to be done, and work ? r
I *h'Liivf?r must ne done propmllv.i
I Hb.Ol open he.'Kbjuartcrs at 110 1 Kast I
(Continued oii Third "iVs^) j
State Commissioner of Belgian Relief
i . "sr *'? ?? '??u'ir fo.' "
! Florida .Newspaper .Man Fatally Shot
While Passenger on Steamer
. George Batrheler Perkins, of Uostoii,
j Charged With Crime, Is Placed in
Irons and Will Mo Tried on Charge
of Murder.
CHARLESTON*. S. C.. November 12.?
The arrival here to-day of the Amer
? lean steamship Mohawk revealed a
| tragedy on the high seas off the North
? Carolina coast, resulting in one death.
! and the serious wounding of two other
I persons.
V. \\ . It. Hlnnian, business manager
of the Florida Times-Union at Joek
j sonville, and president of the South
jerii Newspaper Publishers' Association,
i who was a Mohawk passenger, received
j l>w 11 oI wounds which resulted in his
I death. It. H. Wright, of Utica, .V. Y.,
another passenger, ami Captain A. D.
Ingram, of the ship, aro in a hospital
here to-night suffering from similar
wounds. Physicians believe both of
the latter will recover.
, The shooting is alleged to have been
, done by a passenger registered as
, Cleorge Hateheler Perkins, architect, of
| Boston. He was placed in irons im
: mediately after the tragedy last night,
, and shortly after the Mohawlt was
docked he was given a preliminary
! hearing before United States Commis*
I sloner Arthur linger. It was decided
to hold him for trial on the charge ofi
killing Mr. Hlnnian.
Evidence tending to show that Per-1
kins was not mentally responsible at!
the time of the shooting was Intro-!
duced at the hearing. N. K. AVent
worth. of Connecticut, who oucupicd'
a stateroom with Perkins on the Mo
hawk, testified that the prisoner had
been taking a narcotic which the lat
ter snld was 'or the relief of head
ache. Soverui ?.thor passengers testi
fied that Perkina acted quecrlv prior
to the tragedy.
BKC.'OMHS a\<;i:iii:d
Mr. and Mrs. Illnmun. George,
Wright and Captain Ingram were sil
ting in the conipanionway of the Mo
hawk last night when Perkins, clad in
I a jamas and a rain coat, approached
them. He spoke t? > tin- captain, who :
replied that hi- must wear more suit-1
abl?- appar<-l if he ulahed to mingle
with the other passengers. I
Perkins apparently became angered i
at th>- captain's remarks, and drawing j
a revolver, began ilring Mr. Hlnnian i
was struck twice In the abdomen, Cap
tain Ingram once and Mr. Wright on re. i
A tlfth bullet went wild. Perkins then '
In said to have turned the weapon on j
himself, hut the cartridge chamber was
The wireless sent forth a message !
for further medical aid in addition to
the ship's facilities, and the hospital
steward from the torpedo-boat de
stroyer Klusser.-en route from Charles
ton lo Hampton I toads, hurried to meet
Hie incoming ship. Mr. I Unman, how - i
ever, died early to-day on board the
Mohawk. i
The Federal warrant charging Per
kins with murder was read to the'
prlsi/ner to-night. Ho did not attend '
the preliminary hearliiR late to-day, >
and the authorities say ho manifests I
an attitude of not knowing what has
The Mohawk was bound from New '
S ork for Charleston. Perkins is re- 1
ported to have boarded the ship at ?
New York. |
fiiNiilt* to N'cgro Knee.
UOSTuN, November 12. --The old'
pinntatlon songs. "M> Old Kehtucky
Home," "Oh. Susannah," "Mas.va's in lie,
Cold, ' 'old Ground," are Insults to the'
negro nu:c, according to speakers,
negro and white; who appeared to-day
at a hearing before the l.oston school i
committor. |
Wilson Declare* Me Has Not lleon
! Addressed in Such Manner Since
He Entered White Hoiise.
Delegation Takes Up With Chtef
Executive Segregation of Hates in
| Government Departments, but Ad
mits TnlU Is Disappointing.
j WASHINGTON*. November 12.?Presi
dent Wilson, wlillc re covins a delega
tion of negroes to-day. who came to
the White House to protest against
segregating the races In government
departments, objected to lhc,,.lo'JTc
adopted by their spokesman. W. Ai.
Trotter, of Hoston. and told the com
mittee thai if il called on hhn again
It would have to get a new chairman.
i The President added he had not been
I addressed In such a manner since ho
i entered the White House
i The delegation charged that Seen.
: tary McAdoo and Comptroller Williams,
i in the Treasury, and Postmaster-uen
i oral Burleson had enforced segregation
! rules In their offices. President W U
! eon replied that ho had Investigated
i the question, and had been assured that
? there had been no discrimination In the
! comforts and surroundings given to the
?negroes. lie added he had been in
i formed by officials that tho soKroga
, Hon had been started to avoid fric
tion between the races, and not with
the object of Injuring tho negroes.
| issuio with runsiniAT
1 The President said that he was deep
llv interested In the negro race and
kreally admired its progress. He Ue
elarcd the thing to be sought by the
negro people was complete indepen
dence of white, people, and that lie
felt the white race was willing to do
evervthing possible to assist them.
Trotter and other members at once
look Issue with the President, declar
ing the negro people did not seek
ehurltv or assistance, but that they
took the position that the negroes had
count rights with the whites, and that ;
these rights should be respected. They 1
denied there had been any friction be- )
twee.I the two races before segrega
tion was begun. ,
President Wilson listened to what
thev lu:d to say, and then told the
delegation that Trotter was losing con
trol ?>f it's temper, and that he itnoj
President > would not dlscusa the mat- j
tor further with him.
, After leaving the President's private,
office. TroHter. Maurice V. Spencer and
others of the delegation declared then
talk had been ?'thoroughly disappoint- |
lug" Thev declared they would hold
a mass-meeting In Washington on Sun
day to discuss the question.
Mr. Wilson is understood to have ,
toid the committee the question was
not n political one. and that ho would
not take it up on political grounds.
Trotter came to the White House ?
with a pr -pared speech, to which the i
President listened. It was after de
livering tills address, however, that
Trotter made remarks In a tone which
displeased President Wilson.
men.A It I'.s SKtilll'ltiATION
In the address Trotter reminded tho ;
PrcsldunPt that the delegation called on
Mr. Wilson a yea:- ago. at which time I
he had promised to investigate the j
quest'lon. . i
??We stated," said Trotter, "that there
could be no freedom, no respect from J
others and no equality of citizenship i
under segregation for race. -Kor such ,
placement of employes means a charge j
l?y the government of physical in- j
decenev or Infection, or of being a .
lower "order of beings, or a suhjec- |
tInn to the prejudice of other citizens,
which constitutes Inferiority of status.
?We stated that such segregation
was a public humiliation and degra
dation. entirely unmerited, and far
reaching In Its Injurious effects. Now.
after the lapse of a year, we have come
(Continued on Fifth Pago.)
Some Decisive Result Ex
pected Within Next Few
Days, if Not Hours..
British and French Still Hold
Line Between Dixmude
and Ypres.
Gives Thom Control of Important
Railway Wne Which Skirts
Losses Admitted to
Have Been Heavy
THIC Ufrmiu artillery lire ''wai
prncticnlly a continual bom
bardment, Intended to pulverise the
defense preparatory to the advance
of the Infantry."
Thin announcement by the Ilrltlwh
official press bareau regarding
| IlKhtlDK around Dlxmudc nnd In
Went Flanders, kIv?? some Idea of
the nature of the fighting that ha?
been going on In that part of Ilel
glum the lant few day*.
litiNxei are admitted to have been
i heavy, nnd, nayh the Ntntemcnt,
| "The allies' strength ha* been con
: atantly innlntalued by reluforce
! meats."
j It In Uuoivii the (irrmniiN also
have been receiving? heavy support*,
tv11h the determination of puithlng
their ndvnuce through to French
ports on the Engllith Chnuufl.
Nevertheless, both' K'nelUh nad
French declare that, beyond t|ic
taking of Dixmude by the Invnderm
their - progress ban amounted to
little. For wore than three , week*
the llrltlnli have held Yprc*. which
ha* been subjected to n rain of
shell* day and night, followed nt
j Intermit* by tnfautry uttavki of the
most desperate nature, all of which
have been repulsed.
The Tlrltinh admiralty admit* the
deatructlou of the cruiser* C.ootl
Hope nnd Moumouth by the Cermou
uiiundron off the coaMt of Chile.
The nnmeM of ninety-four ofllccra
nnd wnrrnnt officer* on the vessels,
including; tlint of ltenr-Adinlral Sir
Christopher Craduck, are published.
Incidentally, the Iwo hospital
ships sent out hy the Chilean kuv
crument to Meitrcb the wnterM In
I which the cntfOKcment took place
luivc returned to port, having found
uo trace of any of the inlsslug
! Vessels.
Am interesting feature of the
new* Is that Field Marshal T.ord
Robert* I* about to proceed to
France. Ill* ostensible purpose, a*
nnuotinccd, I* "to ace the Indian
I ??
I'remlcr Asriulth, according to rc
| port tvill ask I'arllumeut at an early
dntc to give Its sanction to the rain
ing of additional troops to the nuni
i her of 1,000,000 for xrnr servlec,
thus lirlDglng the total up to 2,000,
000 men. It In understood iiIho that
the government Intends to Issue a
ivar loan of 1?1.000,000,000.
In the flritlsh House of Commons,
Arthur Henderson, (lie l.uhor party
lender, litis nnuouured that organ
Ized labor felt Hint the only I'ontue
notv open ?as to go straight
through irith the war. until success
crowned the allien' effort*.
While the latest Freneli otllelnt
wtntement >nvs that no attempt by
the Hermans to dehoueh from' Dlv
tmnle I> y a night nttnek linn been
repulsed, llerlln reports that the
Herman nttaek across tlio \ *rr
Canal, south of Hl.xuiilde, Is pro
\ gresslng, and that In the region
east of Vprcs they have made n fur
ther ndvanrr, eapturliig TOO Freue.il
soldiers and some guns. /
In tlir eastern arena, the Ittinsliius
have occupied JohuuulNherg, Mast
I'riiNMln. onil In tialicin the sieicc of
l'p?emysl has lieeu resumed. Itus
uln also reports favorable progress
against the Turks In the Caucasus.
LONDON, November 12 (0:10 P. M.V.
??A critical stago In the battle In West
Flanders lias been readied, and the
next few days, if not hours, should pro
duce .sonicthing decisive.
The Germans, with all the forces at
their command, have continued to ut
ttie.k the- British and French who hold
the lino between Dlxmudc and Yprcs.
lint except for the capture of Dlx
mudo, which was occupied on Tuesday,
and some little progress around Yprcs.
they have not made .material advance.
The French ofllc.lal report Hays all
tiio attacks have been repulsed. Tlie
Germans no longer are utilising given
troops In this region, but have brought
up the pick of their wrmy, Including
some Prussian Guards, who attempted
an offensive movement against tho>
British, but without success
Moth sides express satisfaction with
tho progress of the battle, Berlin says,
the, allies' attacks have. been repulsed,;
and that their- own attack Is ma'klng'.
headway: while. In l<ondon and In Paris .
It is foil that so long as the allien"
can hold the line of the canal, fronv
Xlehport to Vpros, their poailloi) l.v
MAXV 1-3XtiAHK.>1 K>T8 ?, "
In France, front th<j nortliwo#t to the
noutheast, there have bo?n engagements '
of lesser importance, In which, accord*, ?

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