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SAYS J. G. MILBURN Argues in Behalf of the American Booksellers’ Association Washington. March 7.—Necessity or combinations in “this era of moralized competition was the burden of the ar gument today’ before the supreme court by John G. Milburn on behalf of the American Publishers’ association and the American Book Sellers association, the so-called book trust. The only way ‘moralized ‘competition’' could be attained. Air. Milburn told the court, was to allow the existence of trade combinations which could lay down rules to present the improper things which marked the days before the Standard Oil and tobacco decisions. He contended this had been the purpose of the combinations of the book publishers, magazine pub lishers and the wholesale and retail book sellers. He declared that department i stores threatened to ruin the book and * magazine business. “These stores,” he said, “‘seized upon books and magazines for advertising pur poses, reducing the price even below cost in order to impress the public with the idea that everything they sold was like wise reduced. * Wallace MacFarlane, representing a New York department store seeking to break up the combination, contended that the object of the combine was not to pro tect the trade but to keep up the retail price to the public. * Chief Justice White interrupted the re marks of Mr. Milburn to ask how lie met the argument that when a publisher or manufacturer once sold an article at wholesale he had no property right in it which permitted him to say how the retai' | merchant should sell it. Mr. Milburn re plied that in the present case the books were copyrighted and the copyright laws gave the publisher the right to the conditions under which his goods could he sold. NEW PLAN FOR DISSOLVING MERGER Washington, March 7.—Attorney General McKeynolds today declared that the plan for dissolution of the Union Pacific Southern Pacific merger worked out by former Attorney General Wickersharn seemed an excellent solution of the ques tion. While approving it, however, lie •aid the protest of the California railroad commission had changed the situation in •uch manner that it was now a question how far the railroads would modify the plan and to what extent they would fight the problem out in the courts with the California commission. Over pills Sugar-coated and all vegetable. Dose, only one pill at bedtime. For consti pation, bilious headache, indigestion. Ayer’s Pills. Sold for 60 years. Aak Your Doctor. fow.-fr'sw [ M. J. HACKETT SAYS PAVING COMPANY NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR CONDITION OF STREETS PELAY CAUSED BY PRELIMIN ARY CONSTRUCTION WORK OF LOCAL CONCERNS, DECLARES OFFICIAL OF PAVING COM PANY — That a severe injustice had been done | Ids company by the recent complaints about the torn up conditions of the down town streets, was a statement made yes terday by M. J. Hackett, superintendent of the t’reosoted Wood Block Paving company, New Orleans, who is in charge of the work being done in this city. "The citizens of Birmingham from the expression which have been appearing in tlie daily press,” stated Mr. Hackett. "seem to be blaming us for the torn up condition of the streets, the slow’ work, the delay and other bad features. "I want to state this* is an injustice I don’t blame the people for kicking, but they should not place all the blame on us. As to the complaint that we are working but one construction gang of 13 negroes, I can show any one that our daily pay roll since we began work here has been from $125 to $150 a day, it av erages about $200 or $250 per day. Well, any man knows we are not paying that much money to 13 negroes. "As a matter of fact, we have been at work here only since January 22. I Jmow th© streets have been torn up since last fall, but that work Is being done by the Birmingham Railway, Light, and Power company and other public utility concerns, whose work must be done before we lay the pavement. We average a working force of about 50 men a day. Since be ginning work we have laid 12.000 square yards of pavement and over 1000 feet of sewers. “The delay comes almost entirely from the concerns who must do their work before we are allowed to lay a single block of pavement. The system should be followed here as it is in New Orleans that w herever there is a t<jj*n up street or sidewalk a sign must be hung up showing who is doing the work. There are nO such signs here and therefore people think we arc responsible for all the torn up streets. ■' “We have met some delay through the shortage of cars and consequent delays In c< meat shipments, but these are slight and if everything goes as it should W'e will finish the job, which includes First avenue from Eighteenth to Twenty-first, Nineteenth street from Morris to First, and Twentieth from the Louisville and Nashville railroad to Fourth avenue, by the early part of April. “We are not working a Tull force to day because we have no place to work; we are held hack by these preliminary constructions of local utility concerns. Let anyone ask the city engineering de partment or some of the property holders along the streets in question and it will be found that they do not blame us for for the delay and condition of tlio streets.” WALLACE DENIES HE HAS COME OUT FOR GOVERNOR Montgomery, March 7.— (Special.)— Denying a story printed in a. Mont gomery morning newspaper that ho was a candidate for governor, John H. Wallace, Jr., today stated that he had made no announcement and would not do bo until he holds "a conference with personal and political friends in north Alabama.” Mr. Wallace declared that he has "been urged by strong democrats fromi all sections of the state to offer for governor,” and that "these requests come from such sources as to entitle them to the profoundest consideration,” but that prior to the conference "I shall make no definite announcement.” Mr. Wallace made the denial because he has not considered the matter from a serious point, saying that he pre ferred to wait until the conference. Mr. Wallace is author of the con servation statutes of Alabama and for years fought single handed for the game laws which were enacted by the legislature in 1907, was chairman of the appropriation committee of the Alabama house at the 1900-1901 session of the legislature and stumped the state for the ratification of the new consti tution. lie opposed the adoption of the prohibition amendment to the consti tution. If he is a candidate Mr. Wallace will Stand Out, Have Individuality Wear Clothes Made to Fit YOU—And Have, Slaughter Make Them. ■ —When you buy a ready made suit, no fatter what you pay, you simply get fabric, pattern and fit—what any and every man may walk in and buy. —’Have Slaughter make YOUR clothes for and to FIT YOU. —A beautiful showing of imported woolens—fashion able fabrics and exclusive patterns* Joe & Lee Slaughter TAILORS—HATTERS—FURNISHERS / 113 and 115 N. 19th Street . Once In the Home, You’ll Never Do Without It! WHEN CLEANING HOUSE, USE WOO ATONIC FOR SICK FURNITURE! No Odor! No Grease! No Labor! 4 Ounces .25c 1 Quart.$1.00 Vi Gallon ... $1.75 1 Gallon.$3.00 •For Sale At All Leading Stores. Get the Name—A3k Your i • • Dealer. Modern Expert Dentistry at Reasonable Prices Crown and d^/f Bridge Work Set of d*C Teeth $3 Alt'ether Dental Work at prices that will please. Platis mads and delivered same day. . Dr. E. G. Griff in’s Alabama Dentql Offices 109'/j N. 30th St rest. (Ovir Collier Drug Store.) Phono 6661 M. Hours: 8 a. m. to 7 p. m. Sunday. 9 a. m. to 1 p. m. favor the continuation of the local op tion laws, believing that “unless the people of any community favor prohi bition the liquor laws will l>e nullified by the grand juries and abrogated by the petit juries and therefore become a farce.” Mr. Wallace favors the regulation of all water power concerns, charging toll and the power sold by them. — Prepare for Hearing Before Senate Committee Today Washington, March 7.—Suffragist leaders anil Senator Jones of Wash ington, chairman of the Senate's spe cial committee investigating alleged police misconduct In connection with Monday’s suffragist parade, were busy today preparing for tomorrow's bearing at which MaJ. Richard Sylvester, su perintendent of police, has been sum moned to appear. District Commission er Johnson, in charge of the police de partment, and several other police of ficials also will be examined. Suffra gist leaders are anxious to have for mer Secretary of War Stlmson and As sistant Secretary of War Robert Oliver summoned. Letters from suffragists and others Indignant over treatment to which the women marchers were suhpected in the parade, continued to pour in on the Senate committee today. Senator Jones indicated that the committee would try to find out whether it was true, as charged by Senator Pomereno before the committee that “officials higher up were to blame." Will Remain Open Today and Tomorrow Afternoon tor Public Inspection Announcement was made lust night that the exhibition of the Birming ham Art club at Clark & Jones’ hall will remain open today, also Sunday afternoon. The exhibit this year it is stated has been very successful and' an especially large number of purchasers visited the hall yesterday. The pictures and ob jects shown this year are of excep tional variety and have therefore at tracted unusual atten11on. I Hi|^Hm I New York. March 7.—According to advices received tonight from Marlin, lex., the New \ork Nationals’ training camp, Rube Marquard, the Giants’ star left handed pitcher who won 19 straight games last summer, will arrive in Mar lin on March 1*0. Manager McGraw has received assurances through a third party that Marquard will report to the Giants at the end orf his theatrical engagement, which closes In Los An geles at the end of next week. Marquard 1ms been quoted repeatedly as declaring he was through with base ball. Ho insisted that the only way in 'which McGraw could tempt him to re turn would be to give him $10,000 a year. MRS. DAHLGREN IS GRANTED DIVORCE New York, March 7.—Mrs. Buoy Drex el Dahlgren was today granted a de cree ol’ divorce from her husband, Eric B. Dahlgren, a yachtsman and son of Bear Admiral John \. Dahlgren, a civil Svar commander and Inventor of the Dahlgren gun. Mrs. Dahlgren, who was a member or the widely known Drexcl family of Philadelphia, inherited a fourth share of UO.ooO.OOO estate two years ago. Supreme court Justice Uljtlr granted the decree on volnnmjnous tes timony taken before a teforee, which was not made public. An appeal will be taken at once, it was stated. PI,EASE I’llONE i g THOSE UH DEKS, IE THE STREET RI.OCKADE STOP* A VISIT Til <i| it STORE. WE W ANT THE ORDERS, < 1. VilKE BROS., I GROC ERS, V - .oo . . r‘ 4 I ■ . \ . v, - , f; , ■„ ■ • , '•''' ’ % ‘‘^r j-r • -' r 4 BRAND NEW PIANOS \ $198 Buys a Piano ior Your Home—Great Bargains Wlule They Last LET FORBES BE YOUR PIANO HOUSE THE REASON W HY We Purchased for Cash at a Tremendous Sacrifice $20.000.00 ■' WORTH OF NEW HIGH GRADE, GRAND, UPRIGHT AND PLAYER PIANOS PRICED EQUALLY LOW Don’t Delay. Come Early. Get First Choice. Pay As You Can ALL BIRMINGHAM AMAZED. THE YEAR’S SENSATION IN PIANO SELLING. Store crowded all day yesterday and far into the night by eager, delighted customers. COME IN! It may be years before such another opportunity offers. You will certainly regret it if you fail to take advantage of this great sacrifice sale. USED SPECIALS FOR TODAY AMD MONDAY Royal, Upright Piano • ..~.• •.• •. $100.00 Chickering, Upright Piano.• •.• •. $250.00 Harvard, Upright Piano.• •.. $198.00 Jesse French, Upright Piano.. $199.00 Easy Monthly Payments Arranged Go anywhere else—then come here and be convinced. We back up every statement we advertise. Money refunded if not satisfactory. All our Instruments are absolutely guaranteed by the manufacturers and by us. If you are in the market for an artistic Piano, call and inspect our large stock of CHICKERING PIANOS which we have in grands, uprights and players. E. E. FORBES PIANO CO. A Complete Line of Grafonolas, Vlctrolas and Records 1909 THIRD AVENUE STORE OPEN EVENINGS MAMMOTH TABERNACLE TO BE BUILT TO ACCOMMODATE CROWDS TO HEAR GYPSY SMITH A mammoth tabernacle will he built to accommodate the crowds expected dur ing the Gypsy Smith revival meeting to be held here next October. The, taber nacle will be of temporary construction hut will be built to accommodate 10,00b persons. It was hoped that the proposed audi torium of the Chamber of - Commerce would be ready In time to use, but when It was found that tills would probably not be completed by October, arrangements were at once made for the temporary tabernacle. It was announced yesterday that the coming meetings which are expected to be far" the greatest ever held here, will he entirely undenominational. The project has been Indorsed by the local pastors’ I _Lb!_—g— \ Don't let your cold run into Grippe Nothing pulls own more irippe. Its union and Xffll have the hearty support of all affllated religions organizations. Gypsy Smith was secured for the meet ings because those in charge recognized him as one of the world's greatest ©van gelists and they believe a tabernacle seat ing 10,(nh) will be none tpo large for the crowds which will attend every service. It was stated yesterday that the Rev. Rob Jones, another famous evangelist, will come to Birmingham some time be fore Gypsy Smith and will make all the necessary preliminary arrangements for the big meetings. SEALED VERDICT | Jury Reaches Decision in Wallburn Suit Against Coal Company A verdict was returned by the jury after court had adjourned last night in the case of Fred H. Wallburn, admin istrator. vs. the Birmingham Coal and Iron company, seeking damages for the death of the plaintiff’s brother. The verdict was sealed and will not be opened until court convenes this morn ing. The deceased was An electrician and nn*t his death at one of the mines of Hie company some time ago when he mounted a motor ,car and started ft. The < ar ran backwards instead of for_ wards and before he could jump the car ran through an iron fence surrounding j the mouth of the mine shaft and fell' some ;joo feet to the bottom, the elec-' trieiun meeting death. It was alleged hv the plaintiff that the company was guilty of negligence because the fence did not keep the motor from falling im.i t;,.. .r,uift. Alien and Bell for the plaintiff and J. T. Stok«dy tot the ile fentu were the Attorneys* HIGH SCHOOL WILL BE BUILT AT CHILTON Mountain Creek, March 7.—(Special.) \ meeting was held by the Chilton county and Unity associations at Samaria church on the fifth to consider the establishment of a high school at some suitable location. Prof. J. J. Pick ens, Rev. O. W. Olive and Prof. A. E. Davis made appropriate remarks urg ing the necessity of this matter. It was finally decided to hasten the work to wards completion during the coming fall months. Judge E. B. Deason was chairman of the meeting. Engineers to Meet There will be n meeting of the Bir mingham Association of Electrical Engi neers Monday evening at 8 o’clock in the directors' room of tho Birmingham Railway, Light ami Power company. A paper will be read by H. M. Gassma,•. on "Cables and Conduit for Underground Construction and Distribution." LAWN TENNIS | Sydney. N. S. W., March 7.—The lawn tennis association has selected Anthony P. Wilding, S. N. Doust and Mr. Jones us the Australiana players to compete In the preliminary matches for the selection of a challenge team for the Dwight F. Davis lawn tennis trophy. The trophy Is held by England. The lawn tenuis association is endeavor ing to have the preliminary contest be tween the Australian and American teams played in England. 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