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END OF BLOODSHED
IN MEXICO SEEN IN
couraged Following Re
ports That Villa and Car
ranza Are Eliminated
By JOHN EDWIN NEVIN
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.-i'oIUve guar
antees that the lives nnd properties of
all foreigners tn Mexico will bo protect
d by the administration of Provisional
President Eulntlo UuUerros havo Men re
ceived by President Wllmrt. tn addition
Gutierrez emphatically tieclnre-s thnt die
tatorshlp has ended In Mexlo fnr (tl!
time and that the mllllnrv faction how
in control realize that only n Government
directly commissioned by the Mexican
people can hope to reorganize Mexico
ml place the nepubllo on a stnble bjN
This guarantee, gent direct by General
Gutierrez to President Wilson, following
tho report that both General Carranif.i
and Villa have agreed lo eliminate thcti'
selres from the sltuntlon, Increa3el the
belief In Administration circles that I ho
rn of bloodshed In at nt end, nnd thnt
there will be no further fighting.
In his letter lo Prcsldont Wllso'ii, Gulicr
r makes an Indirect request for recognition-
by suggesting that the United
Strites approve the action of the recent
peace conference. There -will be no nctlon
taken In this connection for the present.
Gutierrez also asks for tho removal of
the trobps from Vera Cruz, but this al
ready had been ordered.
The Gutierrez letter U lengthy Tho
calling of the peace convention Is re
viewed, H Is stated that It was made
necessary In order that the entire military
factions attached to the revolution might
have a voice In a new plan of govern
ment. Tho fact that Gutierrez Was elected
by a, majority of the military chiefs la
set fcrth, after which the new Executive
'N-n Government can exist in Mexico
. unless It represents the will of the Mex
ican people. Tho day or a uictaiorsmp
has passed forever. Tho reforms to
which the Constitutionalists ore pledged
will all bo carried out. The convention
will later arrange for nn election, at
which tho will of the peoplo as to who
shall rule them will be recorded."
Gutierrez then states that us soon as
possible ho will remove the sent of Gov
ernment to Mexico City, "where the laws
of the nation shall bo Impartially admin
He praises the "disinterested friend
ship" of President Wilson, and expresses
the hope that before lone Mexico would
resume her place anions tho Powers
The latter Is accepted by the Adminis
tration as showing that the Mexicans
havo decided thnt hereafter they will try
to settle their own Internal affairs.
EL PASO, Tex., Nov. 1C General Fran
cisco Villa, commandcr-ln-fhlef of the
military forces of the Gutierrez faction
In Mexico, has consented to resign his
command nnd Icae Mexico In order thnt
a ponceful settlement of the republic's
Internal difficulties may be effected.
This Information came today In a state
ment Provisional President Eulallo Gutierrez-
telegraphed to Enrique- C. Leorento.
diplomatic, agent of the Agunscallentes
convention In Washington. Gutierrez said
he had personally placed before Villa tho
proponal of General Venustlano Carranza
thnt Villa expatriate himself, and tho
northern leader replied thnt he was will
ing to sacrifice all If it meant peace for
Carranza had telegraphed Gutierrez
direct that If Villa fulfilled these condi
tions ho (Carranza) would Immediately
fansfer his government to Gutierrez and
, would also leave Mexico.
Gutierrez, accompanied by the entire
Aguascallentes peace convention, Is pre
paring to leave Aguoscntientos today for
Mexico City to complete final preparations
for the transfer of authority. The details
will be wttked out In the national capi
tal. When Villa Intends to leac Mexico and
where hu proposes to go have not been
FIVE HURT IN AUTO CRASH
Cars "Wrecked When They Collide nt
Five persons were Injured yesterday
when an automobile belonging to William
A. Dunlap, an undertaker, 1533 Falrmount
avenue, collided at Ogontz avenue and
Haines ttreet with another car. The In
William A. Dunlap. 1833 Falrmount
John Davis, chauffeur of the car.
Miss Sadie E. Rausch, 1833 Falrmount
Miss Josephine Anderson. 1711 South
Mrs, Henry Dahnngrehn. 1930 Fair
Mrs. Dahnngrehn suffered a fracture of
the right shoulder and cuts nbout tho
head. Davis lay unconscious for' nearly
half an hour before he was revived, The
remainder of the party received cuts
about the legs and arms. IJoth cars were
wrecked. The Injured were taken to the
Branchtown police station and refused to
c'o to a hospital.
TRUANT AND DISOBEDIENT
GIRL IN PRETTY ROMANCE
Odd Prank of Cupid Will Kesult in
A romance which started when Kurt
Halblg. "f Phoenlxvllle, rescued Miss
Emily Hurt from drowning In a fishing
hole, near Phoenlxvllle. will result In
the marriage of .diss Hort to Halblg in
Gethnemane Lutheran Church. Wth and
Callawhill streets, tomorrow.
1 i MISS ori was nrainina iu(" "'"
dream shortly alter ner parents movea
to Phoenlxvllle when her foot slipped and
ho fell Into the water. Young Halblr.
who was playing truant, saw her predica
ment and dived into the water and
Trsusst her asnore
After the rescue neither dared go home
far far of naternal wrath, beoaus Miss
Hutt had been forbidden to go near the
wtr nd Halblg was supposed to have
fMt tn school. The incident leaked out.
however, out fiaioix was sperm wie eau
a-nlna-talls by the plea of Miss Hort's
tHwants. M , .
Their engagement was anneuneed last
summer after Halblg had vlalttd the
Hart tn this city.
UMBBELLA CAUSES SHOCK
t Xcfe (terns In Contaat With Fira
Sx Won Btuaasd.
, CuKhhub, JW CtteUwi avenue.
hli) UUy suKetiag from la-
la M tK the result of a
tr acxdeitt at Chl'n avsaue and
Wall waUUi under an umbrella dur
ing tle rain UKUy, ana of the steal
jttw at tlie ujabreUa cams In contact
is flra iOansm fees that had bean
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WARSHIPS WILL ACCOMPANY
PRESIDENT THROUGH CANAL
Itinerary and Plans for Opening and
Lieutenant Commander Needhnm t
Jones, narnl aide to the President, while
In Philadelphia announced President Wil
son's Itinerary i -vl plans for the format
opening of the .'.innma Canat and the
Tho t foreign warships to participate
will J-jIn the United fitntet rleet In Hamp
ton Honds on February 10 and IS. Their
officers will witness the opening of the
Exposition by President Wilson In Wash
ington by the pressing of n button. On
February 21. the President will go to
Hampton Ttoads to review the ships as
they sail On March 6, President Wilson
will bdnrd tho t). S. 8. New York and
will sail for Colon The Texas will act j
At Colon the President will bo trans-
frr,,l In tha DrAtrnti nnil trtft4 tht-nllrrh
thn canal. Others nbonrd will be fc'ccre-
tary Daniels, Admiral Clntk, who com
manded the Oregon on her trip around I
the Horn, nnu Admiral Dewey.
The formil celebration of tho opening
of the canal will bo held upon the arrival
of tht Oregon nt tlnllioa, and President
Wilson will exchange visits with the
President of tho tepubllc of Panama. Ho
will then proceed to San Francisco on
the .'cw York, nt tho head of the fleet.
The tlcot will teach that port March
SI. After spending four days nt the Im
position, President Wilson will return to
Washington by rrlvnte car.
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lieaid both sides of the case. If Director
Taylor could appear before them nnd out
line the plan In all Its detnlls, giving
plenty of opportunity for questions, they
would lenrn the merits of the case nnd
different disposition townrd tho plan
would probably follow."
It was recalled that Director Taylor hnd
threatened to build competing lines If tho
Union Traction stockholders withheld
their approval of the present plan.
"That Is true." said Mr. Miller, "I nm
sure that If the stockholders realized their
Interests might be Jeopardized by com
petition their nttltudo townrd the Transit
Department's plan would be different.
They do not know the situation Our
houso holds Union Traction stock for
several Investors. I think tho case hns
not been presented with fnlrness to tho
Transit Department's plan."
George W. Elklns, a heavy holder In
Union Traction, was tho first director to
admit thnt opposition to tho Transit De
partment's plan had been ngltnted by a
small group of men. He was shown the
letter signed by James Dalfour and John
Fogclsanger. A tono of alarm tan through
li nnd the lines referring to possible as
sessments were capitalized.
"I don't know anything nbout that let
ter," said Mr. Elklns. "I know that Pal
four nnd some others have been active
In opposing the plans, but nothing of the
kind hns come before tho board of direc
"It Is- ndmltted tho new lines will be
of great benefit to tho city. Don't you
favor building them?" he was asked.
"I nm not prcpnred to any," ho replied.
"I cannot discuss the plan until It comes
before the board of directors "
The tetter was shown to Jonn J. Sulli
van, heavily Interested In Union Trac
tion. "It Is said your stockholders havo
been reading inaccurate Information; us a
person close to the president, will jou
deny thnt they will bo asked to pay for
equipping the now high-speed llncs7"
Mr. Sullhnn asked to be excused from
DAVID H. LANG'S VIEW.
David H. Lane declared the Union
Traction stockholders had more than
paid tho $3150 due on ench share of stock.
He argued thnt tho reduced Income which
resulted from cutting the fare to West
Philadelphia from ten to five, cents years
ago had more than compensated for the
balance due on the stock. It was pointed
out thnt loss growing out of reduced
dividends could not be properly clnssed
ai an assessment, but Mr. Lane reas
serted his conviction that the balance
had been paid
John H. Chestnut, a director in Union
Traction, helleved tho plans for a sub
way and other Improvements visionary.
Director Taylor, ho said, was a young
man with excellent Ideas that wouldn't
work out. Mr. Chestnut put In a plea
for the widows and children. "Many
widows own Union Traction stock," he
said. "It would be Impossible to nuesi
them It Is all they have. You never
can tell how these schemes will work
$8000 A DAY FOR
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flee their Christinas tandy to assist
stocking the second uhlp.
"This Is the supreme call of the great
crisis of civilization," rend a large sign
which wus tacked this morning on tno
wall In tho relief bureau.
Many persona who Intended to mam
their contributions yesterday arrived at
the relief bureau shortly after tho doom
were opened A noticeable feature at
the relief station today was that many
of the contributors weie strangers In this
city who are stopping nt leading hotels.
Shipping men of this city today ex
pressed the opinion that the steamship
Thelinn which tailed Mat Thursday
should now bo n the vicinity of Cape
Ithce, about MO miles from this city.
DIHECTOR PORTEB 3UETUBNS
Peels XO Years Younger After Hunt
ing: Trip In Pike County.
Director of Public Safety George D.
Poiter returned today from several days
of hunting at Porter's Lahe, Pike County,
Tl Ua .I4 Ua fdlt frn vaara vnilnfar
iX, B sum V.V frM . - jww..e.
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Other members of the party. lnludlnr
Receiver of Taxes W. Freeland Kendflck,
j . wowuroa. jonn . "J1H". super-
Intendent of Police James Robinson and
George weticou, or uamaen, ore suit in
the Pike County woods. They will return
Director Porter declared there was no
truth in a report that Mr. Kendrick had
been Injured In a fight with a bear. The
first the party heard of It was wheu the
Same warden for the district came around
with a newspaper clipping. That night
Mr. Kendrick trudged nine miles through
the snow ta ths nearest telephone to In
form his wife that there was no truth In
FRICK IN $2,000,OOQ HOUSE
JFttitalabiagr Includes $10,000,QOO
Worth. f Pietures, Neighbors Say.
K8W YORK, Nov lt-Henry (X Frisk
raovwl Into bis tww house on 8th avenue,
between Wh and Hit streets, today, and
neighbors who saw the fumit $o in
say he and bis daughter Helen ought to
be mighty comfortable. The hause. oejt
JM64.W9. The UA4 it Is built on coat
t Kricks bava many splendid pie
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Who becomes the bride of Robert J.
ROBERT J. SHAWKEY
TO IED MRS. MARIE
MASON CLAPP TODAY
for the Athletics
Be Attended by
Amos Strunk, Outfielder on
Itobert J. Shawkey, pitcher for the
Athletics, will marry Mrs. Marie Mason
Clnpp. known ns "The Tiger Lady," this
evening at 6 o'clock at the residence of
tho Itev. Charles A. Itantz. assistant
nctor of St. Mary'B Episcopal Church,
In Buckingham place, nenr 11th and Wal
Shawkey will be attended by his closest
friend, Amos Strunk. outfielder with the
Athletics. Mrs. Clapp will be attended
by Miss Vera C. Allen, MIS Pine street.
After the ceremony Shawkey will give
n dinner at the L'Alglon Cafe. It will be
followed by a box party nt tho Garrlck
Shawkey wilt entertain friends tomor
row nt a venison dinner In his bungalow
at Llanerch. He has Just returned from
a successful hunting trip In Maine.
Tho couple will start Wednesday on
their honeymoon. They will visit friends
nnd relatlcs In Drle, Oil City and Dut
ler. Pn. Later they will go South for
several weeks. '
Mrs. Clapp was tho wife of Herbert
Mason Clapp until he divorced her In
1911. Several years ago, while the Clapps
wero living In apartments near 15th
street nnd Glrard avenue, they quar
reled. Clapp was shot In the neck
refused to proseoute ins wne
tnlnlng his divorce
he went to Japan,
where he died.
Ho had an Income or
110.MO a year
from the estate of me
nioxuinir vini? " his Krandiatner.
Mrs. Clapp wa formerly a manicurist.
Sho boeamo known ns tho Tiger Lad
became tit a tiger skin coat aha wore.
SHIP LADEN WITH FLOUR
TO BE SENT TO BELGIANS
Minneapolis Millers' Appeal for Aid
in latest Charity Project.
A ringing appeal for aid In stocking
a "Flour Ship." to sail from this port,
for the destitute Helglans has been sent
nut by the Millers' Belgian Belief Move
ment, centred at Minneapolis, Minn.,
which Is working In co-operation with the
Central' Committee of tho Belgian Relief
Fund and the American Ambassador In
The Millers' Relief Committee consists
of flour manufacturers In Minneapolis,
the world's centre for this product. It
includes the Washburn-Crosby Company.
I'lllsbury Flour Mills Company. North
western Consolidated Milliner Company.
Ruibell-Mlller Milling Company. Oeorge
C. Christian & Co. nnd Dwlght M. Bald
Th.J ship will sail from Philadelphia
some timo In December and the flour con-
already have contributed large
shipments to qtart the cargo. Appeals
have been sent all oer the country ask-
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Th.ltor w. be" delverVd In London
th American Ambassadors Commls-
elon whIch ha8 (li to tran,port it to
,h Amer,can M,ntater ,0 Belgium for
distribution among the starving.
Nothing but flour Is to be carried
the ship, and tl.fiO sent to any of the be
fore-named millers, or to their Philadel
phia offices, will send a 19-pound sack of
flour to some famished and destitute
family In war-stricken Belgium. Money
may be sent by check, money order, cash
HELD FOR ROBBING WOMAN
Negro Snatehed Purse from Victim
at 13th and Spruce Streets.
A chat of several .uur after a
Negro aeeujd of highway robbar, dur
ing wtcWb several shots wen fired, re
sulted in the orrect of Frank Williams,
SI years old, who gave his address as
296 Siaktsfon street He was arraigned
before Mllrts Hagerty la the 11th and
Fin streets station this morning and held
under IKjOO bait far court
The Negr is sseused of snatching a
poeketbook from Mrs. M L KlatbeU. l
South lh street, last aisht. M sha stood
al the earner of 13th sad &rac streets
Mrs KlmlMll Uatlasd that WUUam
irrabbed tha purs eaataiaiag U and a
bank book, and than ran
Her cries attracted the attention of
Pattcemaa Murphy, of ta Uth aad Piae
atreat atatloa. who gave ehaaa ) the
Shawkey, the Athletics' pitcher, tonight.
BABY SEALS FLEE AQUARIUM;
ONE CAUGHT, OTHER MISSING
Tiny nnd Togo Find Hole Leading
Two ndventutous baby seals, which have
been boarding nt tho miunrhim In Fair
mount Tnrk, decided to start for home In
tho Arctic Inst evening
One, It If believed, was killed going
over tho stlllwny nt tho dam. The other
wns enptured today.
Tho seals, little follows, 5 months old.
wcio n centre of attraction on a pier nt
Atlantic City nil summer, One was called
"Tiny" and the other "Togo." Thoy
were biought here last Wednesday as
W. B. Meehan, superintendent of tho
aquarium, visited them last evening at G
cv'clock. Tiny was In fine humor, nnd. If
sho had been able to speak, probably
would have told Meehan thnt sho wns
going home. Togo wns not communicative.
He sank to tho hottom of the pool In n
surly manner at the approach of Meehan.
A half hour later It was found that
both seals had disappeared through n
nolo left by n stone which was loose nt
the end of tho nqunrlum on the river
Men In boats Immediately searched tho
Schuylkill. Tiny, very much frightened,
was found In the lock Togo cannot be
found. It Is helleved that he was killed
hy bring swept over tho stlllwny.
Tiny wns put back In the pool after
the break had been repaired.
About two years ago five seals escaped
Into tho river Four were recovered, but
the fifth started on his way to the Arctic
Seas, nnd has never been heard from.
In capturing one of the four scnls, an
overzenlous young imn fired at one with
a shotgun, wounding It In tho back.
SUES MOTHER FOR $3500
Girl Struck by Parent's Auto De
NEW YORK, Nov. 16 Miss Elsie
V Kamp, of Ludlngtonvllle, near Cold
Spring, has begun n suit for 13500 for
personal Injuries against her mother, Mrs.
Philip I Kamp, of Ellsworth, for being
run down by the letter's nutomoblle.
As the dnughter crossed the street be
hind a wagon. In Ellsworth, the, car
operated by Mrs. Kamp, struck her and
knocked her down, breaking her right
arm and dlslocntlng her shoulder, on
August IT last. Mrs. Kamp carried ac
cident In&urnnce on his automobile, so
the suit of the daughter, who is n dress
maker, will havo to be defended by the
MICftAEL LIEQEL, JR.
Congressman-elect from Erie, Pa.
LIEBEL'S UNIQUE POST
Only Democrat in Pennsylvania
Delegation Who Succeeds Republican
KRIB. Pa. Nov is -Michael Lfebel,
Jr.. newly sleeted (.'ongrrsmaii ivani
Xle, Pa., which comprises Hrte and
Crawford Countlts (Eth Pennsylvania
district), anJos the distinction of being
ae of four Democrats In the entire
United States to be elected to- succeed a
Although, an out-and-out WHjen man,
Mr Liebet belongs to the so-called Old
Guard of Pennsylvania Demaeraoy. Mr.
LIb was Mayor of Krle for more than
Me years, having been eUted once by
City Cojnott and twice by tim people
and In too reasnt eUotloa he carried
vary ward tn the city ol Rrte. a feat
hHaarto unparalleled in the history of
Mr LJabai has Just passed the twe
score mark and I uaaaarrlsd He t be
ing yfomincBttr sataUeaad tmr leader la
tM iMMaat t Wing about a morfaitl
Sjtffew a tta FMfttirtWMtia Dasnaarasy.
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SIEGEL CASHIER RELATES
AMAZING STORY ON STAND
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Memorrtndum Record of Hlg Loans.
OENESEO, N Y. No 1.-The trial
I of Henry Sleirel, the Indicted New York
hanker and department store promoter.
wns resumed today after n recess slnco
Frank L, Chnmplon, former cashier of
the wrecked private baBk operated In
conjunction with the 14th street store,
I whose dllect testimony wns left unfln-
Ished on Friday, again took the stnnd.
Assistant District Attotney Train M
drawing from him nn amazing story of
manipulations relating to (he bank. This
Institution loaned $2,600,000 to the two
I New York and Boston stores of the Slebel
siring. On some occasions notes were
slven nnd nt other times a simple flip
1 nt paper containing a memorandum of
the transaction wn put In tho cast
Although he Is rnther rpluclant In tes
tifying, the evidence of Chnmplon Is dam-
aging to the defense. It is evident from
I the line of objections offered that the tie
' fense wilt try to place the blame for the
bnnka failure on Voael.
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agricultural district", there was gihernl
rejoicing over the fnct that tho new
ccienl crop, which threatened to be a
dlsmnl failure, because of tho long
drought," would he saved after tho rain
of yesterday, which lasted 21 hours. Tho
soli wns of n powdery consistency when
farmers did their fall plowing. 11 e and
wheat seeding was done with doubts and
mlsgltlngs ns to whether It would
germinate because of the lnck of ground
moisture In time lo actiulre o. safe start
bi'fore cold weather. Yesterday's pre
cipitation exceeded four Inches, nnd It
was of the kind that soaked In. The rain
fall was not sufficient to rill empty reser
voirs, but fountain heads of springs nnd
streams lmvo been started.
EFFECT IN LEHIGH
Smaller Grain Acreage Than Usual,
But This Will Now Germinate.
' ALLENTOWN, Pn Nov. H.-Thc rain
yesterday was of Inestimable benefit to
farmers and the public. On account of
tho drought In September nnd October,
n great mmv acres of wheat fields re
mained unseeded. Some farmers risked
seeding In the dry nnd dusty fields. These
fields did not sprout, but the grain will
now come forth unless tho weather should
suddenly become too cold. It Is too late
to do any further seeding now. It Is
estimated thnt nbout 25 per cent, of the
ncrenge that would have gone Into wheat
with normnl moisture earlier In the fall
must bo planted with onts or corn next
WHEAT AND RYE HELPED
Rain Too Late for Additional Seed
BELLEFONTE, Pa., Nov. 16 The rain
of yesterday and todny will help tho
fall wheat nnd rye that haa already bocn
sown In Centre County and glvo It nbout
the usual growth by the time winter
It Is too late now for farmers to do
additional seeding, and the wheat acre
age In tho county will not bo more than
75 per cent, of the nverano.
YORK COUNTY BENEFITED
Fnrmers Will Reap Rich Profits from
YORK, Pa., Nov, 18. Farmers In this
county will bo benefited many thousand
dollars by a steady precipitation of rain
from midnight Saturday to enrly today,
tho first In mnny weeks. The wheat
planted lata wan unablo to sprout out
and It Wns feared It would have to be
replanted. Early what, however, Is sov
orai Inches high. Because of tho pro
longed dry weather thero hnd been little
plowing for corn nnd many farmers will
ruBh this work through this week If
possible on account of the good condition
of the soil.
AGED WOMAN CUTS THROAT
BEFORE OLD CHURCH ALTAR
Pound Lying in Cellar of Former
Place of Worship.
Hope for the recovery of Mrs. Josephine
Burr, SO years old, of M16 North 52d
street, who cut her throat before the
crumbling altar of old Zlon Mission, on
Christian street near Sixth street, where
sho hud worshiped as n child, was aban
doned today. Physicians nt tho Pennsyl
vania Hospital, where the woman was
taken, assert she cannot live until night.
The aged woman hnd been missing
from her home since Saturday, but her
daughter, Mrs. Susan Fenn, with whom
she had been living, was not alarmed at
first, believing her mother had wandered
and would be found by the police. The
discovery that the woman had taken a
razor with her caused alarm and her
description was sent throughout tho city.
John Orslno, 536 Christian street, was
passing the deserted church, yesterday,
when he heard groans coming from the
cellar. Investigation disclosed the woman
Mrs. Fenn Identified the razor found
lying by her mother's side, as one that
belonged tq her husband.
Old Zlon Church for mnny years has
been deserted and is now the abode of
rats and rust. Residents or the neigh
borhood fear the place, believing It Is
haunted with the spirits of Its now ex
WILL WITNESSES HEARD
Mrs. Albert Vandersaal Fights for
Citation proceedings were continued
today before Register of Wills Sheehan
in an effort to revoke letters of admin
istration granted Mrs, Mary J. Vander
saal In the $3000 estate of her husband.
Albert Vandersaal, who died at 5723 Lans
downs avenue last May.
J. Nevln Mllllken, a brother-in-law ol
the dead man, who Instituted the pro
ceedings, Is also endeavoring to have
admitted to probate n paper purporting
to be Vandersaal's will, In which the
estate Is left to friends, and the widow
and a minor child are Ignored.
A clause In the will sets forth that no
provision Is made for the widow because
a life Insurance policy for $5100 was made
In her favor, The widow opposes the will
on the grounds that undue Influence was
responsible for the paper and that her
husband was not mentally capable of
making a will at the time.
The hearing was continued until next
Monday after the subscribing witnesses
to the will were heard.
NOT GUILTY OF HERESY
Pastor of Prospect Park Church Vin-
dlcated by Own Congregation,
PRORPBOT PARK. Pa. Nov. l.The
congregation of the Prospect Hill Baptist
Church last week oomplettly vindicated
their pastor, the Rev. W. R. MoNutt, of
heresy charges, recently made by the
North Baptist Church of Wilmington. The
vote was almost unanimous.
Following bis vindication. Pastor Me
Nutt made his flrtt statement to his
congregation- He did not deny alleged
iiuwwiH u wiuva me Wilmington
church took exception, but thanked lbs
(.ajwrtffatioa for It eonUauad coaUtsu
sod "Um Kapuwto w4rit ?f granting fre
w w pH?ayiag
RESERVE BANK OPEN;
NEW ERA BEGINS
Continued from Page One
frorn the member banks In Pennsylvania,
New Jersey and Delavore.
HOW NEW DANK OPERATES.
The operation of the bank Includes the
acceptance of deposits of reserves of
member banks! discount of bills of ex
change nnd commercial paper, and ac
ceptance of deposits of checks drawn by
member banks on any reserve bank In a
reserve tor central reserve city within Its
Federal reserve district.
At present nli of the functions provid
ed for In tho Federnr reserve act win
not be exercised by the Institution Im
mediately, but the bank will be eJenc.d
from time to time. Mr. Austin said this
morning a meeting of the board of di
rectors of the bank would bo held a ween
from Thursday. .
Promptly at 8 o'clock Secretary of the
Treasury McAdoo, In Washington, D. y,
signed notices, nddresicd to all member
banks In the regional reserve system, that
the 12 Federal reserve banks had been
established nnd opened for business In
the notices sent out to all banks It was
declared the reserve requirements pre
scribed by the net from this date become
Authority Is ghen to governors of red
eral reservo banks to mall to nit mem
ber banks notices of the establishment
and opening of the reserve bank.
The following table gives the location
nnd other details of tho now banks:
Wo- Location of Capital Membr
trlct. ltetene Hank. (Authorised). nnks.
I notion ... . . i7II.wo 411
fe. New Voik in.im.Too Jjo
a. Phllnrtelphln . 12.ROI.fiOl W
I. Cleielnnd 12.101,700 .
n Itlehmond H..WT.40O 4i
. Atlanta 4,!7n.0O 81
7. ('hlcaKO 12,M7,7"il n't
8. ft. Louis 4,n7.M)0 4V1
fl Mlnncnpolln 4.RI 1.000 7C
10. Kintni city a,.-VMi,.1in 7
11. Diillas r.,ntii,fioo 7.14
12 Han Frandico 7.77S.40O B21
Totals $100,711.1,000 7.BJ1
Tho Inniigurntlon of the new banking
law marks a complete revolution In the
currency system of the United States. Its
builders assert that It will help the coun
try In moro wnjs thanone. It will enable
one part of tho countrj better to nld the
business Df another section In times of
need nnd sticngthcn credit In times of
stress, nnd thus, by keeping the supply
of money evenly distributed throughout
the United States, stop for nil times pan
ics, which have recurred about every "0
jcara In tho last century. This law rc
places the si stem known ns the national
banking system, Inaugurated toward the
end of the Civil War,
Evciy national bank Is a member of n
reservo hank, and many State banks took
kdvnntnge of the opportunity to hecomo
members Tho largest district, Chicago,
has f32 members, and tho smallest dis
trict, Atlanta, hns 372 members. Philadel
phia has 76S.
One of the most Important functions of
the now bnnk Is as a bank of Issue and
redemption of currency, for It may secure
from the Treasury Department Govern
ment notes known ns- Federal Reserve
notes, which It Is authorized to Issue
against commerclnt paper with a mini
mum gold reservo of 10 per cent, Resides
this, Fcdernl Reserve Banks nre granted
certain powers In tho mntter of opera
tions In the open market, such as the
purchaso of commercial paper, foreign
exchange and In a general way nro ex
pected to perform Important functions ns
clearing houses betweon their member
GIVES AID WHERE NEEDED.
The way the new Inw will affect the
averago person Is something like this:
Suppose a mnn In Knnsas City has a
wheat crop which he wishes to movo and
Kansls Is short of money. Then tho Fcd
ernl Reserve Board, under whose super
vision the banks operate, will aid tho
Kansas City bank In getting money for It
nt any or nil of the other 11 'eglonal
banks. It may happen thnt Atlanta hasn't
the money to spare, or that New York
may be financing foreign shipments, or
that Boston needs her money for tho
mills. Ban Francisco, on th eother hand,
may have plenty of cash to spare. If such
Is the' case, then the money In that city
will be used to move the wheat crop In
Kansas, the entire system of credit being
so co-ordinated nnd linked together as to
have banks act as a unit In helping each
Of the total reserves of approximately
$580,000,000 which are now released the
12 different districts contributed the fol
Boston, J53.000.000: New York, 83,000,
000; Philadelphia, $70,000,000; Cleveland.
J59.000.000: Richmond, J29.000.000; At
lantn, JH, 000,000; Chicago, J8S,000,000;
Minneapolis, J43.OOO.O0O; Knnsas City,
$57,000,000, Dallas. J21.000.000, nnd San
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo hns
already announced that he will transfer
to the Federal reserve banks a large
nmount of Government deposits as soon
ns they nre In operation, so that they
may be able to extend lnrgr credits to
national banks and Stato banks which are
WARBURG PREDICTS U. S.
WILL BE WORLD POWER
New Banks Mark Our Financial
Emancipation, Declares Governor
WASHINGTON, Nov. 16.-Paul M. War
burg, governor of the Federal Reserve
Board, declared the "I6ti of November
might be considered as the Fourth of
July .In the economic life of the United
States." Coming generations, he said,
would commemorate It as marking (he
foundation of our financial emancipation.
"The new banking system, wisely ad
ministered, will prove to be the means
not of Inflation, but of safety, Independ
ence nnd gradual, healthy expansion,"
Mr. AVarburg declared.
"How soon we may become n world
power, equal In strength and lndepend
ence to those on whom we have had to
lean until now, will depend upon our
ability to avail ourselves of th oppor
tunities now open to us. Wo aio start
ing out today ambitious of attaining this
end, but we are still far remove. 1 from
200 NIGHT RAIDERS IN TOWN
Coal Tipple Burned, Causing $35,000
LEXINGTON, Ky.. Nov. It Two hun
dred masked night raiders stormed the
town of Island City, McLean County, last
plght, and burned Shelby Glsh'a coal
tipple. The damage is estimated at J3S.0OO.
McLean Is the fifth oouuty now infest
ed by raiders A mass-meeting of citi
zens has been called for tomorrow, when
steps will be taken to end these raids,
which already have cost several lives
Nearly a hundred men. women and chil
dren have been whipped.
STABT BELIEF FUND AT PENN
w ns en i i
Students Baising Money to Aid Bel
gian Befugees in England.
University of Pennsylvania students
have started a rellaf fund for the stricken
Belgians m England The campaign was
Launched tbis morning The object u to
tend cash instead of supplies w clotbiaa-
Tne ttudests started the rltf ttM
aft receiving a latter of apal from
Actaur H. afciaiey. head uui
;eifs CtfUs, la Camartiw. Mmm.
GRANGE TO FIGHT
RURAL DELIVERY BY
Voles to Carry Protest to
Government Cacty Goes
ori Executive Committee.
WILMINGTON, Nov. 16. -That the
grangers of this country will fight to the
limit the proposal ndw being made to take
tho rural free delivery of mall out of the
civil service list and give out the routes
by contract, was the decision of tho Na
tional Grange nt Its session today.
This action was taken when a resolution
offered several dfljs ngd by C. r. Kcgley,
of Washington Slate, vms reported favor
ably out of tho Committee on Postal Re
lations by H. Hnrland, of Idaho, chair
man. The report ns unanimous, as was tne
nctlon of the convention. It was de
clared that tho contract system would put
the rural free delivery service back Into
the condition of the old star roMtes of
j-nis ago, nnd such a plan would be
It was directed thnt a copy of the resolu
lion be forwarded at once to the I'oma
tcr General; that tho General Legislative
Committee bo directed to fight the pUnW
the limit, and that every gningo In the
country be called upon to exert Its Influ
ence for the defeat ot the plan. Thli Is
declnred one of the most Important sub
jects to come before the grange.
CADV DEFKATS RAINC.
In the contest for member of the Na
tional Executive Committee In which un
usuat Interest wns taken nnd which was
a spcclnl order for today. Willis N. Cady,
of Mlddtcbury, Vt., master of tho Ver
mont Stnte Grange, won over C. O. Ilalnc,
master of the Missouri State Grange, who
hns held tho position for six years and
has been secrtnrj of tho body for three
ears. . , , . ,
Tho election ot Cady was declared to
be a victory for the progressives In the
Grange, but members of the body de
clared that It Is not the pollcv of tho body
to keep officers In -positions for long
California wns choen ns tho place ror
tho next meeting. The plnco In California
Is left to the Executive Committee of tho
California Stato Grange and the Ex
ecutive Committee ot the National
The hardest fight In opposition to Call
fornla wns made by Missouri, which pre
sented an Invitation from tho Grangers
and also tho Federation of Commercial
Clubs, numbering 400 clubs In that State
TIip vote was 43 to 10 In favor of Cali
fornia Tho convention will go to Sacra
mento or Oakland, with the chances in
favor of the latter.
Invitations by mall wero rcceUcd from
New York, Chattanooga, Toledo, Denver,
New Orleans nnd Springfield, Mass. Sev
eral places gave notice thnt they would
nsk for the convention next year, ami
New Tork will make a light on tho ground
that the Mth annUersary should be ob
served In New York becauso tho first
Grange was formed In Frcdonla In that
T C. Akeson, of West Vlrvlnla, offered
a resolution to have the National Grange
Indorse tho bill offered by Reprcsontatlvo
Edward Keating, of Colorado, to remove
the limits on tho amount which can be
Invested In postal savings banks and have
the money turned over to the United
States Treasury to make a fund for farm
FAVORABLE REPORT LIKELY.
It Is generally expected that this reso
lution will receive a favorable report and -will
be adopted by the Grange.
Tomorrow will be given over to a dis
cussion of co-operative buying and sell
ing. Professor J. W. Kerr, of the Oregon
Agricultural College, who Is counted nn
expert on this subject, will be one of tho ,
principal speakers. W. T. Creasy, of
Pennsylvania, one of a committee of IS
appointed to consider the subject, will
also tell the result of the Investigations
of the committee.
What Is counted one ot the Important
subjects of the convention farm credits
will come up for discussion some time
after the tnlk on co-operation. T. C.
Atkeson, former dean of the University
of West Virginia, who has given jears
of study to this Important topic, and has
observed the various systems tried by
foreign countries, will speak In support
of his resolution to have the grange de
clare In favor ot a system which shall
be under the direction of the Govern
ment, Instend of In the hands of private
Equal suffrage and Irrigation will fol
low these subjects. It Is generally con
sidered likely that the grange will declare
In favor of equal suffrage, since wopien
htue always been the equal of men In
"THIS IS HELL," WELCOME
TO THIRTY DINNER GUESTS
Cave, 200 Feet Underground, Scene
of Gaiety in Virginia.
HOT SPRINGS, Va Nov. l.-To be
led down Into the mouth of Hades
and find It a Jolly place was the ex
traordinary experience cf a dinner party
of SO odd men entertained Saturday night
by Hayden W. Crosby, of Jacksonville.
The dinner hall was a cave W0 feet under
ground. Mr. Crosby's guests were asked to wear
cowboy costumes, and at the Homestead
Hotel they were piled into carriages,
driven two miles In a pouring rain and
nUrei Jil ?nrt UP a S,CP mountain
side, Suddenly there was a booming as
of great guns and a screeching as of
shells, while red lights blaied up. show,
tng the mountainside In the howling storm
for a mile.
Inside the cae was lighted by auto
I,"eTlamp.!..an1 a" Illuminated sign.
"This Is Hell," faced those who crawled
on thlr hands and knees 100 ftet thruugh
the cave entrance to the dining room.
OEN. SCOTT ABSTJHES DUTIES
New Army Head Congratulated To
day by Friends,
WASHINGTON. Nov. U.-Brlgadler
General Hugh L. Scott, the new chief of
staff of the army, arrived at his offlcfe n
the War Department early today and
assumed formal charge of the land forces
of the nation. His office was thronged
with army officers and personal friends,
who callsd to congratulate him.
Wotherspoon. the retiring chief, who laid
down the cares of the office because of
EMPLOYER HELD FOE ASSAULT
Charlss Bwelgert. superintendent of th.
Amerteaa Dya Works at Madbwn ?3
TuUp streets, was held under ikS V,
for court today by Ma,uirTtl
a charge o awaidt sad ha.fJr y.. "
erred t Paul OsWn, of am