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Tne Appointments Du Bls&op f\iplit5iis Wilson
Contains Several Genuine Surprises.
PROCEEDINGS OF LAST DAY'S SESSION
Rev. A. Coke Smith, D. D., Sent to Epworth Church, Nor?
folk, and Rev. W. J. Young, D. D., Late Pastor, Goes to
Court Street, Lynchburg?Norfolk and Eastern Shore
Districts Consolidated?Brambleton Churches Trans?
ferred to Portsmouth District?Interesting Reports, In?
cluding the Cannon-Bennett Protest.
Petersburg, Va., Nov. 22.?Confer?
ence convened pursuant to adjourn?
ment this morning, and was called to
order by Bishop Wilson. Devotional
services -were conducted by Rev. F.
M. Kdwards, of South Boston.
The Conference ordered the publica?
tion of 2,000 copies of the annual min?
Rev. Li. B. Betty read the report of
the Board of Missions. The appropria?
tions for the year are Sil,175, to be
proportioned to tho several districts.
A QUESTION OF DAW.
Rev. Dr. A. Coke Smith, Chairman of
the Board of Education, propounded
the following question of law, to be
answered by the presiding Bishop:
A school encumbered with mort?
gages equal to what It is estimated
the property -will bring. If offered at
public sale, having been deeded to
trustees for certain uses for the M. E.
Church, South, and having Jjeen ac?
cepted by said trustees applying'to the
Board of Education for a share of the
Twentieth century offering fund, to be
devoted to the Board of Education:
The following questions of law were
propounded to the presiding Bishop for
1. Is such a school the property of
the M. E. Church'. South, within the
Intent of tho act of Virginia Confer?
ence, provided for the Twentieth cen?
2. If not, -what stdps are necessary to
be taken In order that such a school
may become the 'beneficiary of said
Answer: It has to become the prop?
erty of the Conference and has to be
recommended by the Board of Educa?
tion before it can be acted on.
The committee appointed to consider
the paper submitted by James Cannon,
Jr., and R. II. Bennett, also that pre?
sented by -Richard Ferguson, W. J.
Young, Jr., T. McN. Simpson, J. M.
Burton, L. B. Betty and others, each
protesting against the action of the
Conference Saturday-last in tne case
relating to J. J. Lafferty, on the one
side, and James Cannon, Jr. nnd R. H.
Bennett, -on the other, and make reply
thereto, beg leuve to report that wc
have carefully and prayerfully con?
sidered the ground of protest, as stated,
and make reply as follows: We dis?
sent from the statement that this
Conference was hnsty and unjust, as
about two hours -were devoted to its
The call for the previous question -was
made and sustained by a large major?
ity and that after discussion had pro?
gressed at considerable length, the
conference exercising a right to put nn
end to needless and fruitless debate.
To the statement that only one mem?
ber of the original committee had the
opportunity of being heard, we reply
that tho matter sought to be expunged
from the record of the conference hav?
ing passed from the hands of the orig?
inal committee, and been acted on by
tho conference, became the act and
deed of that body, and each member
of this conference had an ef|ua.l right
,to be heard and no superior or prior
rights could be Justly claimed by any.
(Signed) J. W. BLEDSOE,
W. W. DEAR.
A. T. WILSON.
Adopted, and ordered to be placed on
The following amounts were reported
raised during the year:
Conference collections. $11,026.20
Church extension.t... 4,556.02
Gen'l Conference expenses.... 20.07
Annual Conference expenses.. 1,044.43
Children's Day. 1,667.73
Bible Society-. . 964.81
Domestic Missions. 10.597.4S
Foreign Missions. 18,769.28
Rally Day. 245.26
Woman's Mis. Society. 8,578.08
EFWORTII LEAGUE REPORT.
Rev. E. II. Eawllngs, chairman, sub
mitted the report on Epworth Leagues.
It shows that since the last report 588
new chapters have been organized. The
enrolled membership of the league in
our connection is now 227,245, as against
202,805 at this date last year, giving a
net Increase of 24,440 for the year- The
report calls special attention to the
Epworth Era, general organ of tho
league. Its circulation has passed the
15,000 mark. It was the league that put
on foot the movement for a State Or?
phanage- The report was adopted.
REPORT ON CHAUTAUQUA.
Rev. Dr. YV. J. Young, from the com?
mittee on Chuutuutlua, reported the fol?
lowing, which was adopted:
The committee appointed to consider
tho offer made by tho Chautauqua by
the Sea, to give the conference the au?
ditorium and live acres of their land
upon conditions that tho conference be?
come responsible for the conduct of a
camp meeting and nil other religious
exorcises at the assembly grounds, offer
tho following resolution for adoption by
the conference: 1
Resolved. That .while we greatly ap?
preciate the offer mrfdV by the Chau
taun.ua by the Sea, we do not think It
feasible to accejit it on the conditions
Report No. 2?"Educutionul Boom."
This report was read by Kev. James
The resolution in regard to accepting
the offer of tho Bowling Green Semi?
nary, to place it under the cure of the
Uiuidolph-Maeon System, when it was
free from debt, nnd to include it along
with the other schools in the twentieth
century educational fund, was discussed
at length by Dr. Whltehead, Dr. A.
Coke Smith, Dr. W. W. Smith.
A resolution, that the matter be re?
ferred to a committee of five to care?
fully consider and report at tho next
conference, was adopted. Yeas, 120;
The report then ns amended was
There are 224 active preachers nnd 10
presiding ciders on the roll of the con
ference, and the total amount of sal?
aries paid them is 190.36S:oi. There arc
8S.7S9 members of the church, a small
Increase over last year. This is due to
the purging of the rolls, which was in
excess of accessions, though there were
many additions. There are 779 Sunday
schools, and 9,573 officers and teachers,
and 61,910 scholars.
RESOLUTION OF THANKS. J
Rev. S. S. Lambeth, D. D., offered the
following, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the thanks of the con?
ference be tendered to the citizens of
Petersburg for their wholesouled hospi?
.To the pastors and churches of the
city for the use of their pulpits.
To the transportation lines for reduc?
tion in fares.
To the reporters of the press for their
full, correct and impartial reports.
To the secretaries of the conference
for their splendid services.
Rev. B. F. Llpscomh moved that
when the conference adjourned It ad?
journ to meet at 3: SO p. m.
The Bishop announced that ho was
awaiting the pleasure of the conference
to read the appointments, nnd then the
conference adjourned with the benedic?
tion' by Rev. Dr. W. G. Stnrr.
Conference re-assembled at 3:30 p. ftl.,,
Bishop "Wilson in the chair.
Devotional exercises were conducted
by Rev. Oscar Littleton.
JOINT BOARD OF FINANCE.
Rev. Paul Whltehead announced the
following a? the Joint Board of Finance
for the new conference year:
Clerical?George H. Spooner, R. F.
Gaylo, J. M. Anderson, R. YV. Watts,
13, M. Beckham, W. W. Roynll. B. F.
Lipscomb. R. B. Readies, S. S. Lambeth,
J. W. Shack ford.
Lay?O. D. Bachelor, M. A. Cogblll,
Littleton Cockerlll, F. T. West, Dr. J.
M. Williams, R. S. Paulette, L. L.
Marks. George L. Neville, W. W. Vicar,
C. V. Wlnfrce.
There were announcements of the
meetings of the Board of Finance and
Board of Education lmmedlatetly after
the adjournment of conference.
' The Bishop then addressed the con?
ference and read the following appolnt
(Continued On Eleventh Page.)
GARRETT A. HOBART.
ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE FUNE?
"(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
New York, Nov. 22.?The funerul of
the lute Garrett A. Hobart, Vice-Fresl
dent of the United States, will take
place on Saturday. The morning ser?
vices at the residence will be ?attended
by only the members of Mr. Hobart's
family, President McKinley and his
Cabinet, und Mr. Hobart's most inti?
mate friends. At the Chinch of the Re?
deemer, in Palersou, the public service
will be held at 2:30 o'clock in the after?
noon. The body will not lie in state In
the City Hull, us was desired by the
city authorities, but on Friday after?
noon the casket will be ooen in the
library of his home, and for three hours
the public may view the face of the late
The body lies in a handsome casket
of oak, the plate bearing this inscrip- |
Garrett A. Hobart
The Interment will be at Cedar Lawn
Four companies of regular soldiers
from Governor's Island will take part
In the funeral ceremony, and will pro?
bably act as an escort from the late
residence of the Vice-President to the
church. The military will also act as
an escort to President McKinley and
Tt is expected that President Mc?
Kinley and bis Cabinet, the Supreme
Court Justices, and other officials from
Washington will arrive before noon
Saturday. A special train bearing the
Senators and Representatives and
other United States officials, will start
from New York, and committees will be
on hand at Pnterson to take charge of
those on board.
General Young Failed to Intercept
the Fleeing Filipino Commander.
OTIS REPORTS PROGRESS
lit WaitlliiKtou It I? Sol Hello veil tllnt
KITurlN to Tnlte Agiilunldo nn?l
lairgrr I' or i Ion ol II la Army Will
lieHiicOMMlnl?Oouornl U'henton i<>
Mull? Next f lll|i?rlaiit 31 OVO ?
trouble lit the Sulua.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Maniia, Nov. 22.?1:55 p. m.?General
Young reports that Agulnaklo, with a
party of 200, including some women and
a few carts, passed Arlngay, on the
coast between San Fabian and San
Fernando. In the province of Union, on
Friday, Noveinbre 17. The General ndds
that Agulnaldo probably Intended to
strike inland through the Binqua moun?
tains toward Buyoinbong, in the pro?
vince of Nueva Vlscaya. General
larger portion of his army will be suc?
cessful. The intention of General
Young to prevent Aguinaldo reaching
Uayonbong seems evident, but this
seems scarcely probable now. Some er?
rors .have been made In the transmis?
sion of tlie dispatch. Bayonbong Is evi?
dently meant Instead of Bayombong.
The town given tis Tarlann is probably
Tarlac, as the situation of MaeArthur
would Indicate that he Is operating not
far from that place. No alarm Is felt
regarding the situation of General
Wheaton, as he hns been for some
time beyond telegraphic communica?
Operations are also progressing In the
islands south of Luzon, as the last por?
tion of the dispatch indicates.
THE NEXT MOVE.
The next move of Importance is to
be made by General Wheaton. who will
go up the const by transport to Vigan
at the mouth of Abra river. This will
land his forces far to the north of
where Aguinaldo Is supposed to be. the
Intention being to cut off his retreat to
the north. From the military Informa?
tion bureau it Is leurited that east of
the route Aguinaldo Is taking are
mountains Inhabited by tribes which
are not friendly to Aguinaldo, and
would be likely to attack him it he at?
tempted to cross their territory. The
country along the const Is quite well
settled. There arc several little rivers
making harbors from which It Is fear?
ed Aguinaldo may escape by boat.
General Young, it is believed, Is watch?
ing these Smaller ports with u part of
TROUBLE IN THE SULUS.
Washington. D. C-, Nov. 22.?Latest
mail advices from Manila indicate the
existence of serious trouble among tho
Sulu Islanders, growing out of the kill?
ing by some of tho followers of the Sul?
tan of nine of the adherents of Dato
Jnknnlne, the most powerful nnd In?
fluential sub-chief of the archipelago.
JOHN HAY, WHO WOULD BE PRESIDENT IP MR. M'KINLEY SHOULD DIE, AND SENATOR
FRYE, PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE. ;
? . ^r,,??^r ^8,thf sixth v,cc Prea,dont to die in office. No new vice president can nt present succeed him. In caso i
of President McKinley s death Secretary of State John Hay would become president. Senator Willlutn P Frye preBi- '
dont pro tempore of the senate, will preside over that body until a uow vice president or a now president pro tempore of >
l^tho sonate is choson. * _>
A great many messages of condo?
lence, were received to-day.
All tlie public buildings in Patorson
have been draped, as well as many of
the private residences throughout New
Dr. Newton, the Vice-President's
physician, to-day filed the certificate of
death, giving the cause of death as
"dilation of the heart, due to myocar?
ditis." Mr. Hobnrt was a member of
the Order of Free and Accepted Masons
of high rank, n 32d degree Scottish Rite
Mason, nnd a Knight Templar. In re?
ply to Inquiries of representatives of
various Masonic bodies, it has been ex?
plained to them that tho family deem
it best not to have a Masonic funeral.
Up to the present the names of the
pall-bearera have not been announced.
Mr. Hobart two months ago, when he
feared something might happen, named
six of his most Intimate friends In New
Jersey, and It is believed that these will
act as his pall-benrers.
Mrs. Hobnrt is bearing up well un?
der her great trouble, and to-day was
able to see a few of her most Intimate
All <}ii!o( InTfXBt,
(By Telegraph to VIrglnlan-Pllot.)
Austin, Texas, Nov. 22.?Governor
Sayers thfs morning received a tele?
gram from Rio Grande City from the
sheriff 6tnting that all was quiet there
to-day between the citizens and negro
soldiers, and no further trouble Is ex?
. Vol. IMck Hnrlc? Pnr?Itt??!.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
; Washington, Nov. 22?Colonel Richard
II. Burks, formerly of Lynch burg, Va.,
and a distinguished cavalry ofllcer In the
Confederate service was stilcken w:th
paralysis hero to-doy and his death Is
expected a* ?n,v time Ho Is about 75
Young, with cavalry and Macabobes, is
pursuing the Filipino leader, part of the
American force talcing the direction uf
San Fernando. In a fight with Aguln
aldo's rear guard at Arlngay one Macn
hebe was wounded and the insurgents
retreated. Their loss is unknown.
OTIS REPORTS MOVEMENTS.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 22.?General
Otis to-day cabled the War Department
"Manila, November 22.
"Dispatch 21at from Dawton at Tayug
reports Young with cavalry and Maca
bebe scouts at Aringway with advance
north to Raoang rear San Fernando
about to move on trail east to Trini?
dad. Young reports considerable Insur?
gent force moving In that direction;
that Aguinaldo In charge seeking to
cross over to Rnyombong. Portion of
D&wton's troops now being pushed
through to Tayug with rations. Bat?
talion 2Uh will jolp Lawton to-morrow.
Nothing from Wheaton for several
days. MacArthur operating west of
railroad and north of Tarlann. Wire
from Tarlnnn north not working;
troops on entire railroad lino rationed
"Iloilo reports eoven companies Sixth
and Twenty-sixth Volunteers, under
Dlckman, struck Insurgents northeast
Jaro; casualties six wounded. Enemy
left on field eighteen killed. Dlckman
enptured seven prisoners, four one
pound brass field pieces; several thou?
sand rounds ammunition. Eighteen
Infantry yesterday drove Insurgents
north on Santa Rarbara. Hughes with
column north and west of Santa Bar?
bara; reports of results not yet re?
The dispatch from General Otis does
not yet make it appear that the cf
i forts to capture Aguinaldo and the
The men were fishermen ami were killed
by the Sultan's soldiers because they
resisted the attempt of the latter to
sense upon some tish which they had
caught. The chief has sworn to be
avenged and declared that ho would
commence war upon the Sultan.
From the nature of t lie Moros, the
residents of Jolb express the fear that
the war cannot be prevented.
PURSUIT OF AGUINALDO.
Manila, Nov. 2J.?0 a. in.?News from
the pursuit of Aguinaldo is nut expect?
ed for jl day or two. Yesterday a re?
port reached General Law ton by courlor
from General Young that people know?
ing the country think Aguinaldo's des?
tination is llocos.
With General Lawton's troops in a
position to move toward Uayombong
? by every rond from the south, and with
impenetrable mountains, people by un?
friendly, seini-snvnges tribes behind.
Uayombong would be n poor refuge.
Tt Is reported thnt General Lawton
is moving northwnrd from Tayug, with
infantry to bend off Aguinaldo.
General Young has only one troop of
cavalry ?ml the Macnbcbcs, who ori?
ginally numbered 300. Agnlnnldo Is sup.
nosed to have two days' start from
Tho transports Newport and Tartar
ronfercuce tVlil? l'rp<lrt?n?. ,
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Washington; Nov. 22,?Senntor Deboe.
of Kentucky, had a conference with
President McKinley to-day regarding
the situation In Kentucky. The Inter?
view was of a nature which Senator
Deboe did not care to divulge. He ad?
mitted that he had come to Washing?
ton purposely to see the President.
CLOSING IN ON
The Boers Preparing to Intercept
General Buller's Advance.
HARD FIGHTING MONDAY
llritlali I ort? ?t Mnfeking nontbnrd?
o<l WlttiGoocI Kfft-et-Dutoh Knrui?
er? ItUinsr lit Uoltnir of tbo Trnni?
TnnI ? Urltlnli .Sort I o Driven llnclc
nC I.iiilysntlth-CulllugOtr Ketraat
o i linconrt Tionpi,
(Dy Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Durban, Natal, Nov. 22.?A dispatch
from the Mool river says the telegraph
lino was cut Tuesday evening near
Highlands Station. The dispatch adds
that the railroad station Is in the pos?
session of a large force of Boers, en?
camped near Mltcbeson'a Cutting. A
train bound to Estcourt returned. It
only got a mile and a half northward
of the Highlands station.
The Natal Stud Company's farm has
been raided, and 300 blooded horses,
valued nt ?15.000, have been euptured.
HEAVY FIGHTING MONDAY.
Pretoria, Tuesday, Nov. 21.?General
Syman, who Is outside Mafcklng, re?
ports heavy fighting Monday afternoon.
The British briskly llred on the French
cannon and Doer forts. The Boers re?
plied, bombarding the British forts
with good effect. The loss of the Brit?
ish Is unknown. One Boer was wound?
DUTCH FAHMERS RISING.
Pretoria, Tuesday, Nov. 21.?The of?
ficial returns of the Transvaal casual
tics since the outbreak of the war show
.that SO men have been killed and 200>
Avbundod.vi'dr wh'om^^umbcr have re- '
covered and returned to the front.
Newspnpqr reports from Cape Colony
say a general rising of the Dutoh
farmers is Imminent in Natal, and that
the Colonial Boers In those districts
which have been proclaimed Republi?
can territory, hnve already joined the
BRITISH DRIVEN BACK.
Prooiia, Nov. 21.?Tho following dla
patch has been received from the Boer
headquarters near Lndysmlth:
"The field cornest of the Pretoria
commando reported that British gun
carriages and some horsemen had been
heard moving last" night In Lady
smith. Our outposts observed the
UrlMsh endeavoring to sortie toward
Iximbnrd's Kop and Bulw'am Hill,
when our Maxims opened Hre. Tho
range was too great and, therefore, our
artillery began shelling, which drove
the British back. About daybreak the
British batteries tired upon our posi?
tions. Two Burghers were wounded.
"It Is supposed that the object of
the sorties wns to relieve the Estcourt
force, who had sent an urgent mes?
sage to Lndysmlih, requesting aid.
The Burghers captured the messenger,
but finally allowed him to proceed."
It Is reported that the Natal poltce
have captured n number of Transvaal
GENERAL JOUBEnT'S DISPATCH.
In his latest report General Joubert
"I am cutting off the retreat of tho
Estcourt troops to Pletermarltzburg
and driving them back on the Tugcla
It Is also reported that the Boer
commander with the forces nenr Lady
smith has "comprehensively surveyed
the different points from which the
fall of Ladysmith can be insured."
A Tlrgliii? l.nily Killed.
(ny Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-Pllot.)
Prescott, Arizona, Nov. 23.?Mrs. M.
A. Vlckroy, of Alexandria, Va., died
yesterday as the result of an accident.
She was out driving with Judge N. L.
Griffin, of this place. The horses bolt?
ing, both occupants of tho vehicle were
thrown violently to the ground. Grif?
fin was unconscious for two houre, and
is In a critical state.
Mrs. Vlokroy and her husband resided
in Arizona in the early days, the latter
owning extensive Interests here. He
erected the first stamp mill In the ter?
ritory. Mrs. Vlckroy wns n familiar,
character In the National capital dur?
ing the past fifteen years, having suc?
cessfully put claims of S 100,000 through
the courts for tho destruction of min?
OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE 6
CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS
Teleeraoh News?Paws I, 6and tl.
Local News?Pages 3 5 and 6.
Virginia News?Page S.
North Carolina News?Page 9.
Portsmouth News?Pag? 10.
Berkley News-ma It
Real estate?Pa*a 12.
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