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THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD.
VOL. 36 0 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. SUNDAY, JUNE 24, 1906. 40 PAGES 0 NO. •'>’» ROBSEVELT WILL President Announces Intention . to Moire Personal lospeciioo Probably in October ABANDONS PROPOSED TRIP THROUGH MIOOLE 1ST Will Be Unable to Go to San Fran cisco to Take Part In Laying Corner Stone for New Federal Building. Washington, June 23.—President Roose velt will visit the Isthmus of Panama to make a personal Investigation of the work of construction of the Panama canal. This announcement wras made at the White House late this afternoon by Secretary Loeb after a conference with the Presi dent. Jt Is expected the President will leave Washington for Panama the latter part of next October, or in the early days of November. He will be absent about three W'eeks. The trip probably will be made on one of the big cruisers of the navy, but what vessel will carry the President and his party is not yet known. None of the details of the trip yet has been worked out. Beyond the bare decis ion to make the trip, the President baa reached practically no conclusion. It is likely ho will be accompanied on the 1 journey by Secretary Taft, and Chairman Shonts of the Panama canal commission, but even this has not been determined definitely. Has Long Desired to Go. The President long has desired to In- | spect the route of the canal, and to make ! himself personally familiar with the great undertaking of constructing the water way, arid the decision announced today | was not reached hastily but has been under consideration for a considerable time. It is the expectation that the President will be able to spend at least s. week on tHe canal zone, and in that time he will familiarize himself with the situation by a study of it at close range. A personal visit to the canal zone will enable him to handle with absolute knowl edge the situation of the great problems which constantly will be arising in con nection with the canal construction and administration. In connection with the announcement of the I‘resident’s Intention to visit Panama, Secretary Loeb said the President had de cided not to visit San Francisco next autumn, to participate in the ceremonies incident to the laying of the corner stone of the new federal building. The Presi dent feels that he cannot make the trip to Panama and one to San Francisco, too, as the two trips necessary would fall about the same time. Will Abandon Proposed Trip. For several weeks the President has been considering the matter of making a trip next spring through the middle west, touching points in Ohio, Indiana, Mich igan. Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma and perhaps other states. He iiad hoped to make the trip In order to attend the commencement exercises of some agricul tural colleges, and state Institutions. Since tHo announcement was made of the likelihood of h1s making the trip, such a mass of Invitations have been received from almost every state in the union, that the President finally has decided not to make the trip at all. It became evident that if he should accept one-tenth of the invitations he lias received, the trip would occupy two or three months. The prob ability Is that he will go next May to Lansing, Midi., to attend the semi-cen tennial celebration of tlie establishment of the agricultural colleges in this coun try. There lie will meet many of the prominent educators of the country. The trip will be brief, occupying probably not more than four or five days. GREEN AND DOREMUS FOUND NOT GUILTY Were Charged With Conspiracy and Bribery In Connection With Postoffice Contracts. Washington. June 23.—The jury found Green and Doremus not guilty on both the charges of conspiracy and bribery. The Jury came in at 1:50 p. m. From the start it stood 11 to 1, for acquittal, the one man holding out for the purpose of obtaining certain explanations regarding the evidence. Before the verdict was rendered Justice Gould admonished the people In the court room that there should be no demonstrations uruler pen alty of contempt and in consequence there was none. Court adjourned im mediately, after which Messrs. Green and Doremus were warmly congratulated. Neither Mr. Green nor District Attorney Baker would make any statement. There is one more case against Green, but the intention of the government regarding it is not known. OPPOSES GORMAN HOBBY. Senator Whyte Reports the Measure Which Gorman Fought So Long. Washington. June 23.—(Special.)—Sena tor Whyte of Maryland this afternoon fa vorably reported from the district com mittee a bill to extend the charter of the Washington and Western railroad. The bill has been pending In Congress j for many years and lias several times ‘ passed the House, only to be beaten In the Senate by the late Senator Gorman, the predecessor of Senator Whyte. The first official act of the ne\V senator was \ln reporting this bill so lone opposed by Gorntaib \ BARNES GETS HIS 108 AFTER ALL Minor Morris Hero Becomes Postmaster at Washington TILLMAN FIGHTS IN VAIN Exhibits In the Senate the Trampled and Torn Skirt of the Woman Who Was Forcibly Ejected From the White House. Washington. June 23.—Benjamin F. Barnes, assistant secretary to the Presi dent, today was confirmed by the Senate as postmaster at Washington. The vote was 35 to 1G, and by the same voLe a resolution was defeated providing for an investigation of the incident in March when by order of Mr. Barnes Mrs. Minor Morris was ejected from the White House office, where she had sought an .audience with the President to urge him, to reappoint her husband to a position in the public health and marine hospital service, from which he had been removed. The nomination had been pending in the Senate since April 2. The procedure in the Senate, though behind closed doors, was drastic in the extreme. Senator Till man went over the testimony he had gath-red preparatory to offering it to tlie committee on postoffices and j** • but which wag declined tee when it refused to vestigatlon of the took up the eykji analytically ’ , Exhf He had witnesses from im iH wrap pec* I skirt w carried li; the W ' showi f It Wy, *4* lowe/ par ^ jBn trampled on ay me police oh) ^phe Wliit > House attendants, including a r*j gi*0,. vho had assisted the officers. No effort was made by any senator to defen 3 the action of the police. Senator Carter said that if thero had been any assault upon the woman the police alone were to blame, and that it waa unfortun ate for Mr. Baines that he had been In volved. Senator Carter said Mr. Barnes could not be held responsible for what the police had done, and that the ill treat ment, if any there had been, occurred , outside of the office and after the woman 1 had passed from 'his notice. Two votes were had by the Senate, the first on a resolution by Senator Culberson providing for an investigation of the inci dent and the second on the nomination. Tillman Will Repeat Words. After the latter vote, Senator Tillman gave notive that on Tuesday immediately after the morning business he would re peat in the open Senate the remarks he had made behind closed doors. He said he would ex’hibit the torn clothing of Mrs. Morris in order that the country should be informed of the entire affair. He will find the occasion for this exhibition in moving for a vote on his resolution ask ing for an Investigation of the Washing ton police force in connection with the in cident. During his speech Senator Tillman said that it was a peculiar coincidence that the eye witnesses who defended the White House incident were Elmer E. Paine, a newspaper man who had re ceived a naval academy appointment for his son, and the postmaster general, whose assistant, Richard Silvester, had received a like favor from the President. gov. w7r7merriam IS PESSIMISTIC Attaches Importance to Washburn’s Prediction In London That Bryan Will Be Elected. Washington, June 23.—(Special.)—Gov ernor William R. Merrlam, formerly chief of the census bureau, was one of the President’s callers this morning. Governor Merrlam is now engaged in the coal and iron business in New York and since his leave-taking from office has become a pessimistic republican. “I think I got out of office and politics about the right time.” he said. ‘‘For I believe you are going to see a whole lot of shake-ups within the next few years. I see that Washburn over in Lon don predicts Bryan’s election. Washburn is a pretty good Judge of politics. I have noticed and that he says ought tQ carry some weight.” MAY FAVOR BIRMINGHAM. City Is Considered Desirable as Dis tributing Point for Immigrants. Washington, June 23.—(Special.)—T. V. Powderly, formerly head of the Knights of Labor and at one time commissioner of immigration, is with others forming an association for the purpose of supply ing first-class immigrant labors for distri bution in the southern states. Birmingham may be one of the head quarters. The company will operate from New York and Birmingham is likely to be th“ southern distributing point. Powderly s experience as commissioner of labor is thought to insure the success of the un dertaking. Pensacola Gets No Graving Dock. Washington, June 23.—Senator Hale to day presented a further report on the naval appropriation bill leaving but one item of disagreement. Among the reces sions on the part of the Senate was in cluded the provision for a graving dock at Pensacola, Fla. Senator Mallory ex pressed disappointment over this surren der, but did not resist the adoption of the report. Duke of Almodovar Dead. Madrid. June 23.—The Duke of Almodo- i var, minister of foreign affairs, who act ed as president of conference on Moroc can Reforms, held at Algeciras early in the 1 2:60 °clQck tbi* $ >7 Tl.-A /M T » <C °Cf Am . jv/ t J 3/ CW OUT _ EVENTS OF THE WEEK DEPICTED IN CARICATURE. ...i.,li,...Mali>iij:ji>iitiiimiiiinitftTiiitniiiniiiiiiiiiMiiiiiHiiiiiiifiiiiiiniinmaMttmM«nrnmmiii»»ara»-iiiiiirniuioMUinaaiiJimiK »ium iiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiaaiuiiiimMaaiitiiiuianuMiaaiiat HOUSE DON'T WANT WHISKY STHMTi Stanley Makes “Red Licker” in Ten Seconds RICHARDSON IN THE FRAY Says 105,000,000 Gallons of Imitation Whisky Were Sold Last Year, Wheras But 2,000,000 Gallons Pure Article Were Used. Washington, June 23.—(Special.)—Repre sentative Augustus O. Stanley and from Kentucky, too, came near putting the House of Representatives on the ' water wagon” today. It was during the debate on the pure food bill. Mr. Stanley gave the members a prac tical example of how twenty and ten year old whisky Is made In twenty or ten seconds. “Here is a quart of alcohol,” he cried. “It will eat the intestines out of a coyote. It will make a howling dervish of an anchorite. It will make a rabhlt spit | in a bull dog’s face.” Mr. Stanley dumped j the alcohol Into a large glass vial. " Now,” said he. ”1 will add a little hour- | hon, a little ls?ad oil and a little oaromel.” j In a few seconds the alcohol began to color and Mr. Stanley held In his hand genuine "red licker,” the kind that he believed could be sold to the public un less the amendment presented by Repre sentative Richardson of Alabama was adopted. Representative Richardson him self made a line argument for the adop tion of his amendment, hut the House sustained the committee. Southern states wen imurmcu. The representative** of the southern states treated the House to an Instruc tive and exhaustive debate on tile sub ject of whisky, but the friends of the "atn Ight” article were routed by the friends of the rectifiers by a vote of 34 to 78 after an amendment offered by Mr. Richardson of Alabama, on l>e!ialf of the makers of •‘straight" whisky. In the course of his remarks, Mr. Rich ardson maintained that there were 103, <100,000 gallons of imitation whisky dis posed of, consumed and Bold In the Uni ted States last year, whereas a lit Ik more than 2,000,000 gallons 1n Its original Integrity was consumed by the people of the United States by sunset and sun rise, he declared, the rectifier by adding to a thimbleful of eight-year old whisky chemicals, oils, flavoring, bead and aging produced an alleged eight-year old brand, which went to the consumer ns such. He wanted this kind of whisky marked "blended whisky," the substances stated. Shelley Offers Explanation. Mr. Sherley of Kentucky In behalf of the rectifiers held the attention of the House as he explained the contention of tho two whisky camps, the distillers and the rectifiers. He said that while there had been a lot of talk about neutral ] spirits and cologne spiritR, "as If that was some bugaboo to scare people" In ! the manufacture of whisky if any one I knew anything about It, the purest in gredient in it was the natural or co logne spirits which contained he said tlie medicinal property. The more of ethyl which he said was the neutral spirit In whisky, and the less of fusel oil, the purer whisky was the result. Although it was desired to legislate for purity in whisky, lie added. Congress ought to undo Instead of piling up more law. Mr. Shorley's remarks brought Mr. Stanley of Kentucky into the discus sion. He declared he stood before the House In the name of the health of the American people, In the name of honesty of enterprise and business, and just as much for honest whisky as everything else. ; He had no objection to anybody blend lur two Vttt be soli} KILLS BEST FRIEND W E TRIG GUN Atlanta Young Man Inconsola ble Over Tragedy COURT EXONERATES HIM W. J. Brown Fatally Shoods W. H. Plunkett While the Men Were Engaged In Cleaning Their Pistols. Atla*“'\, June 23.—(Special.)—While test ing the “pull” necessary to cau.se tho trigger of t‘he revolvers carried by each to snap. W. J. Brown, ageri xo, foreman of tho W. and A. coal chute* this morn ing at 4 o’clock shot and instantly killed his best friend, W. H. Plunkett, aged 20, tho night watchman for the W. and A. yards. Brown was tried in jtolice court this morning and exonerated from all blame, the court feeling sure that tho tragedy was the result of an -Occident. Young Brown Is Inconsolable over the affair and spent the morning weeping. The two boys, who wero tho best of friends and chums, had been working together for months without any friction. They had Just made a “round” of the yard together and were seated in an office cleaning their weapons preparatory to a day on the Chattahoochee river. Brown had loaded his gun and forgot It. Plunkett was snapping his pistol without the cylin der In it. Brown remarked that It “looked hard on the trigger.” “No harder than yours, try ’em both to gether,” replied Plunkett. Brown, who was seated on a table as Plunkett sat In a chair, put both on his knees and putted them together. There wus an explosion, a flash and Plunkett said: “Brown. I’m shot.” Brown telephoned for the Heady hospital ambulance. He bent over bis ac cidental victim and said. “How do you feel?” “I feel dead all over,” he replied, and this was the last sentence he ever spoke. He was taken In the amJnilaj»ce to the hospitul and died as he was being carried to the operating room. he did object to making whisky “while you wait.” Then taking a bottle from the table he poured Its contents Into a gr;«duate and said: Mrs. Stanley Illustrates. "Here is a quart of alcohol. 10*) proof strong. It will cat the intestines out of a coyote. It will make a howling dervish out of an anchorite. It will make* a rab bit spit In a bull dug's face. It is pure alcohol and under the skill of the rec tifier he will put In a little coloring matter, and then a little bead oil (illus trating.) I drop that in it. Then I get a little essence of Bourbon whisky, and there is no connoisseur in this House who can tell that hellish business from the genuine article, and that is what I de nounce (applause.) I say that the color ing matter Is not harmful. 1 say that the caramels arc not harmful, hut I say that the body stock of the whisky I made Is rank alcohol, and when it gets Into a man It Is pure hell.'' (Applause.) The vote was then taken on the amend ment of Mr. Richardson, and It was de feated. A number of other amendments were offered, hilt In the main were de feated, the amendments adopted being merely changes In verhlagc. An amend ment offered by Mr. Bacey of Iowa stat ing that the Wilson act prohibiting the transportation of liquor from one state to the other, when prohibited by the ■Ito which was not repealed by the pure food act, was adopted without debate. The bill was passed by a vote of 2*2 to IT. The following tieing In the minority: Representatives Adamson. Aiken. Bart lett, Burleson, Chandler, Garrett. Gilles pie, Henry of Texas. Hill of Mississippi, Humphreys, of Mississippi, Keliher, Moore, Russell, Sheppard, Sherley. Smith of Texas and WUUanoa of Miss SENATE SENDS MEAT BILL TO CONFERENCE ’■ 1 Bailey Thinks Inspection Pro vision Goes Too Far WAKTS INSPECTION DRASTIC Arty Other Sort Will Fall to Restore Confidence—Several Members Want Packers to Pay Cost of Inspection. Washing ton, June 23.—That there in a fatal defect. In the meat Inspection pro vision of the agriculture appropriation bill ;is it came from the House of Rep resentatives is the opinion of Senator Bailey as expressed in the Senate today when consideration of Senator Proctor’s motion to send the bill to conference was resumed. rh' based his criticism on the clause re lating to the Inspection of stock entering the packing houses, saying it gives a po lice supervision that the federal govern ment cannot exercise, lie suggested that ; the provision should be made to read so as to make it unlawful to transport from one state to another any beef or beef j products that have not been inspected os provided for by law. Predicts Another Explosion. Tie contended that the provision as it now stands Is not so worded as to make It conform to the constitutional provi sion concerning interstate commerce. The ; Inspectors could never determine which I of the cattle, sheep or swine are to go Into Interstate commerce, and ho predicted , there would be another explosion and an other agitation when the matter Is lafoeii into the courts, as he had no doubt it would be if there was no amendment. Mr. Bailey expressed himself as anxious to secure the most drastic inspection because he said he was satisfied that nothing less would restore confidence and save the beef business from almost utter annihila tion. Senator Beveridge said that under the form suggested by Mr. Bailey the inspec tion would still have to be conducted at j the packing house and urged that the j change would not alter the case. The Interests of the cattle grower were presented by Senator Warren. He con tended that the government should pay urn cost of inspection. He called attention to the fact that the I government had appeared for tlio gypsy moth extermination and other plagues. Chairman Proctor of the agricultural committee said the comparison was not a happy one, as one of the evils he men tioned came from Providence and the oth er from packing houses. Mr. Beveridge expressed the opinion that every authority that needs Inspection should pay for It. Takes Fling at Beveridge. Continuing his speech favoring action by Congress to take care of the expense of the cost of inspection, Mr. Warren, in re ply to numerous Interruptions, said It was I arrant nonsense to say that future Con gresses will not be wise enough to deal ! with Increased expenses out of Increased revenues. He said he expected future, j members of the Senate to be as wise as himself, and almost as wise as the sen- I ator from Indiana. The suggestion was made by Mr. Car- I ter that it Is economy on the part of ! the government to pay for the inspection, j for if it were put on the packers they ; would put It on the stock raisers, anil | farmers; and in the end, It would ho put I on the consumers. Mr. Warren said that packers would receive anything charged against them j for inspection from the stock raisers, or ! ! consumers. After he hail spoken for some time Mr. j Beveridge said he would not ask Mr. | Warren to answer any more questions as i he was In a hurry to send the bill to con- 1 ference. Mr. Warren said Mr. Beveridge had RATE SILL M COES TO SENATE Only Fom Orating Voles in House DEMOCRATS GO Otl RECORD They Protest Against the Anti-Pass Provision, Which Many Say Is Worse Than No Provision Whatever. VVa-sMi <£ton, June 23.—'The House today by a vote* of 2H5 to 4 adopted the con ference report on the ra * bill. Unexpectedly Mr. Hepburn of Iowa, chairman of the interstate and foreign commerce committee of the House, and chairman of the conferees on the bill, called up the conference report on that measure Immediately after the passage of the pure fo<xl bill today. He asked that the report be considered now in stead of going over for printing until Monday. He explained that possibly there might be some discussion on the "sleep ing car” and "anti-pass” amendments. In the first case he stated that sleeping cars remained in the bill, while the anti-pass amendment had been modified so as to apply only to federal, state and territorial officers, officials of the postoffice depart ment In certain particulars being ex empted. There was no objection and the clerk began reading the conference report. Keifer Asks a Question. Mr. Keifer of Ohio wanted to know what effect the anti-pass law would have on a member of Congress who happened to be an attorney of a railroad. "I imagine he would have to leave Con gress.” replied Mr. Hepburn. Mr. Henry of Texas asked if under the anti-pass amendment passes might be Issued to delegates to conventions, to shippers, to railroads officials, families, etc. "I so understand it. said Mr Hep burn. "I think the anti-paxs amendment will be as reported by the conferees worse than nothing at all.” said Mr. Henry. Mr. Hepburn explained that it was t'lio purpose of 'the conferees as far :l» they Could to remedy what has been alleged to he the great evil of the pass, the influ ence it had upon those who represented •the power of the people. Mr. Hepburn was then asked about the "pipe line provisions.” He explained that the conferee had sub stituted ''common carriers” for the word "railway.” Mr. Cooper of Wisconsin wanted to know If passes could be issued until Jan uary 1, 11M>7 to congressmen, and during the approaching campaign. Mr. Hepburn admitted that that was the case. "But it don’t follow you will get them if you ask for them after this explana tion,” remarked a member. Williams Is Turned Down. Mr. Williams of Mississippi thought the pass amendment should he amended si that the families of senators and repr< - sentatlves and, in fact, all persons affect ed by the amendment be prohibited from soliciting passes for anybody. He pro tested against the manner in which fin* conference report was being railroaded through in view of the promise made b> both Mr. Qrosvenor of Ohio and Mr. Dnl zell of Pennsylvania that "full and free debate” would be permitted on the sev eral items In the conference report. He asked unanimous consent that an amendment along the lines of his sugges tion be permitted to be made. The speaker held that the Sen.ate had something to say In the matter. That the conference report was the joint efforts oft the conferees of the two houses of Con gress, and that the only way to accom plish the purpose sought was to agree with the conference report. The ruling of the chair was a w*t blanket to Mr. Williams. Mr. Richardson of Alabama protested against tlm baste and said a promise had been given for a fair consideration. Mr. Dalzeil explained that neither Mr. Qrosvenor nor himself had the power to say what the House will do on the ques tions presented. Mr. Tf^pburn then moved the previous question which was adopted 121 to 07 The following republicans voted with the democrats against ordering the previous question: Republicans Vote With Democrats. Allen of Pennsylvania, Bennett of N* .v York. Bonyngc of Colorado, Burton of Delaware, Burton of Ohio, Caldershead of Kansas, Cooper of Wisconsin, Driscoll of New York. Green of Massachusetts. Ham ilton of Michigan, Hlnshaw of Nebraska, Hoar of Massachusetts. Lawrence of Mas sachusetts, McCall of Massachusetts. Marshall of North Dakota, Murdock of Kansas, Murphy of Missouri. Olcott of New York, Oetjen of Wisconsin. Parson? 1 of New York. S. W. Smith of Michigan, Stafford of Wisconsin, Tyndall of Mis souri, Webber of Ohio and Weeks of Michigan. Having placed themselves on record In protest of the anti-pass amendment, the democrats and their allies voted tor the conference report which was adopted, 216 to 4. Those voting In the negative were Messrs. Driscoll of New York, McCall of Massachusetts. Gillespie of Texas and Sibley of Pennsylvania. The anti-pass amendment which caused most of the discussion Is as follows: “On and after January 1, 1907. com mon carriers subject to the provisions of this act shall not directly or indirectly issue ary free ticket or pass for car riage to any officer or person in the ser vice of the postal service, to any offiepr or person in the service of any state, territory or the District of Columbia, or to any officer or person in the service of any county, township or municipality and except as herein provided no common carrier shall be'prohibited from granting any free ticket or pass for carriage. “Any common carrier violating this provision shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall for each offense pay to the United States a penalty of not less than $100 nor more than *2000, and any officer or person in the service of the United States or of any state, ter ritory or the District, of Columbia or of any county, town or municipality who uses, who solicits or accepts for himself any such free transportation shall be subject to a like penalty. Jurisd'ctlou of offenses under this provision shall he the same ns that provided tot of fenses lit an set entitled ‘An act ta fur» ....!_L__ PennsfiiMia and Syracuse fin ish Second and Third 20,000 PEOPLE DRENCHED Heavy Rainstorm Delays Start of His toric Event Until After 6 O’clock. The Finish Was the Prettiest In Years. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., Juno 23.—Cornell again won the honors in the annual re gatta of the Inter-Collegiate Rowing as sociation, held hero today over the his toric four-mile course on the Hudson river. The Red and White crews were tlrst in the ’varsity eight, the open Inter* collegiate championship of the year, and the 'varsity fours. Syracuse won the eight-oared event for freshmen crews, Cornell being second. The races were de cided between thunderstorms, a particu larly heavy one occurring just before the 'varsity eights were scheduled to start. The racing shells of several of the crews were so filled with water that It was nec essary to have them pumped out, and this delayed tlv send-away until ti:i9 o’clock In the evening. Nearly Two Lengths Ahead. Exactly 9 minutes 3t> 4-5 seconds later the sturdy Cornell crew raced by the judges’ boat a winner by nearly two lengths. Almost bow to bow, and stroke for stroke, the crews of Pennsylvania and Syracuse were fighting It out for second place. It was the prettiest struggle se**n lu re for years, and almost In the hist sweep of the oars Pennsylvania forged a few feet ahead. Syracuse was ten lengths in front of Wisconsin, with Columbia four lengths further back, and Georgetown bringing up the rear. In tin* four-oared race won by Cornell, Syracuse was second, Columbia third, and Pennsylvania last. In the freshman rate Syracuse was followed across the line by Cornell, Wisconsin, Columbia, and Pennsylvania. Again In the latter con test, the fight for second position wui the real struggle of the race. Wiscon sin came within the heel of nipping Cor nell In the last few yards of the race. uownpour urencnes ju.uuu spectators. '1‘he downpour of rain which preceded tiie ’varsity race drenched the 2GOOO per sons gathered along the shores of tits river, t.nd on board the observatb n train. At last the shower ended, and the sun shone forth. As the crews were 11 ri. d up for the start, of the big race, a rain bow arch appeared and while the race was on the picture was one rtf rarest beauty. The course was lined with yachts bedecked from stem to stern in their finest dressing of flags. Everywhere there was color and life, where a few minutes before all hail been hidden In the gray ness of the storm. The great four-mile race for the ’var sity eights with its contesting crews, aroused enthusiasm in the wet and be draggled crowd which lined the course. Columbia, Syracuse and Wisconsin were lirst away from the start boats, wlfh Pennsylvania, Cornell and Georgetown iaggers by only a few fet. Columbia Sets Pace Too Fast. When a half mile had been rowed. Syracuse was showing a good length in the lead with Columbia second; Wiscon sin third, Cornell fourth, Pennsylvania fifth and Georgetown sixth. Soon after this tiie Georgetown boat spurted into fourth place, but fell away again very quickly and was never again a factor. Columbia set the pace too fast at the end of the first mile and the race soon developed Into one of two decisions. Cor nell swept into the lead at tiie mile and a half mark Pennsylvania had raced to second place and Syracuse was third. Then came a magnificent spurt by the Syracuse men. They rapidly overhauled Pennsylvania and closed the gap of nearly two lengths which had separated them from Cornell. The latter crew was row ing at 3‘J. while Syracuse went to 35. When the orange boat pushed alongside , tli#* red md white shell, the latter called for a quickening of pace. nn| tin* Cornell boat quickly slipped away fo the lead again. Time after time In brilliant bursts of speed Syracuse struggled to overhaul the leaders, and it was not until the last mile of the Journey that Cornell could show clear water. Then Syracuse had shot her bolt, and the Pennsylvania crew, pulling with grim determination, snatched away the honor of second place by Inches. The race was such a hard one that sev eral of the men in the various boats ni cest collapsed. They were quickly revived, however, and each crew was able to row to its boat house. The summary: Summary of Events. 'Varsity fours, two miles, for tho Ken nedy challenge trophy—Cornell won. Time, 10:85 1-5. Syracuse second, time, 10.48% 4-5. Columbia third, time. 10:55 2-5. Pennsylvania fourth, tlnrn 11:00 4-5. Freshmen eight-oared shells, two miles, for the Steward’s cup—Syracuse won Time, 0:51 3-5. Cornell second, time, 9:55. Wisconsin third, time, 9:55 3-5. Columbia fourth, time, 1^:67 1-5. Pennsylvania fifth, time. 10:13 1-5. University eight-oared shells, four mile* for the 'Varsity Challenge cup—Cornell won. Time, 19:36 4-5. Pennsylvania second, time. 19:43 4-5. Syracuse third, time, 19:45 1-5. Wisconsin fourth, time, 20:13 4-5. Columbia fifth, time. 20:15 3-5. Georgetown sixth, time, 20:36 Members of winning crew: W. S. New man. R. C. Barton 7. W. S. Stowell 3. .T. i p. pods 4, L. W. Gavett 5. C. P. Cox 6, VV. F. l*ee 7, E. T. Foote stroke. Atlanta-BIrmingham Company Meets. Atlanta. June 2S.~(Special.)— Directors and stockholders of the Atlanta, Bir mingham Fire Insurance company were In Joint session here today. Morning and afternoon session were held at which dis cussion was had as to the course to he adopted to make good the company's losses at San Francisco. After the meet ing the only announcement made was that the entire matter had be<»n referred to tho directors with power to aet. ther regulate commerce with foreign na tions. and among the states.' Approved February 19. 1903. The House having acted on the report it is ready to be considered la the Sen ate on Monday*