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Formal reception opening the Roebuck Springs Country ciub at 5 o'clock p. m. City commission meets at 3 o'clock. Committee meetings, previous to as sembling of Woman's Missionary council. Birmingham district conference meets this morning at 9 o'clock at the East Hake Methodist church. Alabama Funeral Directors' associa tion meets at Hotel Hillman tills morn ing. _ . At the Theatres Bijou—"Human Hearts;” 2 30 and T:3<! o'clock p. m. Majestic—"Atlantic City Steel Pier Min strels;" 2:30. 7:30 and 9 o’clock p. m. DELEGATES CHOSEN TO MEDICAL MEETING St. Clair Physicians Meet af Oden ville and Elect Delegates to Mobile Convention Raglrnd, April 7.—(Special.!—The St. Clair County Medical society met in reg ular session at Odenvllle and transacted all business matters that came Jjefore the society. Delegates and alternates were elected to the State Medical association, which meets in Mobile, April 15 to 18, «e follows: Drs. W. B. Johnson, Ashville, and J. P. Hawkins, Ragland, delegates, and Drs. J. T. Brown and J. G. Wilkin son. alternates. The Woman's Civic club gave a. musical recital at the school building Saturday night, the music b^ing furnished by Mrs. Thomason and Miss Embry of Birming lia m. Rev. Joseph Parkin, pastor of the Meth odist church here, lias secured the ser vices of Evangelist J. A. May and ar langements will he made for a great re vival. The Seaboard engineers have been on the ground surveying for the new depot to he placed some 600 yards west of lhe present site. CONTINUE CAMPAIGN FOR NEW MEMBERS Owing to Potlatch But One Business Men’s League Committee Abie to Report ^ On account of the potlatch campaign •Work only one committee of the Busi ness Men’s league was able tp report yesterday on the campaign for new members and for that reason the work was continued for another week. Nothing of any importance was done Iby the directors at the luncheon yes terday. Some fair matters were dis cussed. The directors will wage an active campaign this week for new members of the league and will report at another luncheon to be held next Monday. At ibis time the plans for the advertising campaign for out-of-town trade, of which this membership cam paign is the forerunner, will be com-, pleted and the Work started, it was stated yesterday. JRAPHITE PLANT IS ERECTING WAREHOUSE , Ashland Concern Builds Additional Structure to Handle Output More Readily Ashland, April 7.—(Special.)—-In order to handle the output of its mining plant with greater dispatch, the Alabama Graphite company is erecting a warehouse here. Work on the concrete foundation was begun Monday, and the structure will be pushed to completion rapidly. The stockholders of the Farmers’ Union "Warehouse company met Monday and ■N oted to increase the capital stock from j $6000 to $8000. This Increase is made for the purpose ! of providing the additional capital neces sary for the building of a large, new. brick building. The following board of directors were elected: A. .T. Glenn, president; Ij. Ft. Gib son. secretary; PI. F. Harkins, D. Heard. J. I,. Full right. Walker (iocs to Florence Montgomery, April 7.— (Special.)— State Superintendent of Banks. Alex K. Walker will leave for Florence! Tuesday to attend to some business in connection with his department. Mr. "Walker will remain in Florence about 10 days, combining both business and pleasure while in his home town. The superintendent of banks has been busy for the past fewr months in looking af ter department matters. PACKARDS FOR RENT We sell tile Packard. Hudson and , Hupraoblle. CHAS. DENEGRE SOUTHERN GARAGE Phone Main 4116 1922 Ave. F. I Tuesday, April 8 NEIL O’BRIEN ' tud HU All Aew America n Minstrels Prices: .Uutinee—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00 Mr hi—25c, BOc, 75c, 91.00, 91.50 Scald on Sale Saturday THE GREAT ARKANSAS DRAMA "HUMANT HEARTS” Good Comedy, Tonne Sit mil loan, liiiinuu Intercut Priced J5c, 25c, 35c, 50c I’hone 1143 A'ezt Mecli—GEORGE SIDNEY IN »*m sv im»’ MAUESTIC WI/MATWEBO-VII might I DAILY ItJV 7 30 & 3 00 BOXES 30* |lO* 20<30«-404 RESERVED SEATS JH HPHV'S VrUXTIC t'lTV •TEEL l’IKH MIWIIUJLS 154 WHITE TEACHERS FORCED TO GIVE UP THEIR CERTIFICATES Failure to Attend County Instiute Results in Cancellation LARGEST NUMBER IN TUSCALOOSA COUNTY None of Teachers Who I.ose Certifi cates Are From .Jefferson, Montgomery or Mobile Counties Montgomery, April 7.— (Special.)— Failure to attend a county institute during the summer of 1912 has resulted in the cancellation of the certificates of 154 white teachers of the state. The list of teachers whose certifi cates have been cancelled by the de partment of education was announced this afternoon by Superintendent Henry .T. Willingham, who has been busy for the past few weeks collecting. sta tistics relative to the various teachers in the state who attended the county institutes in 1912. The cancellation of the certificates of teachers who fail to attend county institutes without good excuses is pro vided by law. The statute provides that every public school teacher in the state shall attend an Institute for rne week during the summer. Those teachers who attend summer normal schools, or who have good excuses for nonattendance on the Institutes of the state, are relieved of the necessity of having their certificates cancelled, though the law provides that all teach ers excused from attending an insti tute must have their names certified to the department of education. Among the 3 54 teachers whose cer tificates have been cancelled it is pos sible, according to Superintendent Wil ingham, that some of them may have been excused by the county superin tendents of education, in which event their certificates will be restored to them. All others who have had their certificates cancelled must stand the regular teachers’ examination before being allowed to again teach in any of t.he schools of the state. In the list of teachers whose cer tificates have been cancelled none of them is from Jefferson. Montgomery or Mobile counties. The teachers in those counties seem to have all met the requirements of the law with ref erence to attending institutes. The largest number whose certifi cates were cancelled is from Tusca loosa county, in which 3 4 teachers have been dropped from the eligible list. In Cleburne county 3 2 teachers were dropped and in the other counties the number varies from one to ten. Many of the counties did not have any teach ers dropped. Certificates Cancelled The following is the list of teacher* whose certificates have been cancelled: A list, by counties, of Alabama teachers whcse certificates have been canceled be cause of failure to attend a county insti tute during the year 1912, in accordance with the law: Autauga: Wanda'‘TSTttith, Prattville. Butler: Mamie Coney. Greenville: M. E. Ewing, Greenville: .T. If. Griffin, McKen zie: O. H. Lee, McKenzie: Mrs. Ola Sell ers, McKenzie; Mrs. Mae Shell, Geor giana. Chilton: Mrs. Martha Mims, Clanton; F. 1 ven Popewell, Clanton; John R. Scott, Lomax. Choctaw; Miss Bryant Allen, Cromwell; Mrs. Lenette W. Barber, Opine; Nora Lee Daniels, Womack Hill; Mattye Ezzelie, Pushmataha; Ed Harrison, Brightwater; C. II. Mason, Isney. Clarke: Ora Doyle. Thomasville; Nora B. Halton, Marvin; llaltie Lyda, Rock ville; Laura Pugh, Jackson; Annie Roon, Thomasville; Miss Lee Nctte Wilcox, Opine. Cleburne: 'Mary Lou Potter. Talla poosa, Ga.: Bishop Raymond, Tallapoosa. Ga.; Grady Cook, Bell Mills; James D. Godwin, Muscadine: Keeley Grice, Ed ward sville. L. DeWitt Grice, Edwards viiic; Nellie E. Howe, Fruithurst; W. H. McLarty, Muscadine; Jasper McMahan. Hopewell; C. L. Mlddlebrook, Bell Mills; Zillah E. Moore. Fruithurst; Pocahontas L. Whitten. Numford. Colbert; Minnie Gerber, Sheffield. Conecuh: B. D. Dozier, Brooklyn.; II. P. Dulaney, Evergreen; J. W. Meacham, Ft. H. Meacham. Castleberry. Coosa: Mae Austin, Equality; Paul A rant, Rockford; J. F. Bazemore, Wen gofka; Ettie McEwen, Weogofka; Ma mie C. Stewart, Weogufka; Imogene Waldrop, Goodwater. R. 3; Maggie Ward, Goodwater, R. 3; Lawson Ward. Goodwater, R. 3. Covington: M. L. Boles. Andalusia, R. t ; Janie Brawnej^ Andalusia; Mary Jolin Chapman, Andafusln; B. P. Floyd, Anda lusia; A. T. FleuBtess, Opp; Pearl V. Jar man. Andalusia: W. R. Jordan, Dozier; Mrs. Pearl Leltzmann, Red Level; L. C. Pearce, J^idalusia. R. 3. Crenshaw: M. E. Whatley, Brantley. DeKalb: O. B. Beaty, Ilenegar; Ellis Lessley, ( ha vies. Fayette: W. G. Haley, Fayette, R. C; E. W. Hudson, Corona. R 1; Maimie Johnson, Brewton; llowell Taylor, Win field, R. 2; Kate Whitney, Fayette, R. 5. Franklin: Miss Mattie Ezzell, Bel- j green. Geneva: Bertie Boll. Bellwood; Hosea Brack in, Taylor; C. T. Foster, Slocomb; : Tandy Tew, Slocomb; Mrs. S. J. Weeks, I Hartford. Lowndes: Eva M. Abbott. Benton; Ethel Bates, Ft. Deposit, R. l'\ D.; Bes sie Burnettj Haynevllle. R. F. D.; S. L. i Daniels. Ft. Deposit. R. F. D.; C. C. Davis, Letohatchee; Eugenia Deas, La Pine, U. F. D.; Miss Serena Hinson, Mt. Willing; Lottie Jones, Ft. Deposit, F. D.: Lila Matthews, Lowndesboro; Miss Fannie B. Mizelle, Hope Hull, R. F. D.; Miss Edna Watts, Morgansvllle, R. 3. Madison: Fannie Allen. New Market; Mrs. M. Mathews, Huntsville; Mary Cun ningham, Linden; Maimie E. Drinkard, Thomasville; Catherine Grantham, Dix on's Mills; Mrs. Walter Parker, Thotnas ton; Lottie Pearse, Dixon’s Mills; Mamie R. Pearce, Dixon’s Mills; Lucile Stanton, Linden. Monroe: F, M. Arnold, Moros; Chas. Broughton, Monroeville: Ola Da*ily, Chestnut; Josephine Hilton, Natchez: Mrs. Alice G. Herrington, Tinela: Jean Hurst, Tinela; May McCants, Tinela: Bertha Norris, Mt. Pleasant; Garland StallvvorUi, PinevUle. Perry: Rea Bondurant. Fniontown; Nina Cracker, Okmulgee; W. I-*. Tutwiler, Marion; Mabel Williams. Greensboro. Pike: David Whaley, Troy. Randolph: W. W. Hodge, Malone No. 2; M. M. Pearson, Almond; J. A. Wat wood, Roanoke. Saint Clair: G. C. Austin, MargareP. Claudia Box. Ragland; Miss Dixie Kil* I gore, Pell City; Victoria Maske, Roanoke: i W. B. Patterson, Springville: R. I,. Phil lips. Springville; Miss Cora Ramsey, Odcnville: Miss Bertha Rogers. Steele; ' Miss A. E. Stancel, Gallant; J. D. Tea I ver, Ashvillc. | St. Clair: .Miss Adeline Trammell, I Steele; Miss Maggie Ward. Odenvllle; Misu Venira Walker, Pell City: F. M. W< *ton, Gallant. 1 utcaloosa; Otis N. West, McConnells; J. DeB. HOOPER REPLIES TO STATEMENT BY NESBITT Former Chief Mine Inspector Declares Sloss Company Prepar ing to Carry Out His Suggestions Regarding Ventilation System—Quotes Wiley in Reference to Water Supply at Flat Top—Has Perfect Confidence in Webb Montgomery, April 7.—(Special.)— J. PeB. Hooper, former chief mine in spector. who submitted to Governor O’Neal a few days ago a report cover ing his examination of Banner and Flat Top mines, today issued a brief state Mooper as to the possibilities of a mine explosion at Flat Top if the split air ventilation system is not introduced. Mr. Hooper declared that tlie Sloss Sheffleld Steel and Iron company are preparing to carry out bis suggestions for tHe improvement to be made in the ventilation system without being pressed by the governor. His statement follows: “In regard to the Banner mine I quoted from the opinion expressed by Dr. Rutledge, ex I pert for the bureau of mint's of the : United States/’ said Mr. Hooper, “in regard to the water supply at Flat Top ; I did not pose as an expert but quoted from the eminent chemist and pure food i expert, Dr. H. If. Wiley. I did not go into either person ally or claim to have done so, but I had the reports of Air. Webb (.1. F. Webb), assistant mine inspector, with the maps of both mines and with the ventilation j of both mines marked on them by Webb “I have perfect confidence in Mr. Webb's honesty and integrity. While Mr. Nesbitt discuses the relative merits of Banner and Flat Top, r am perfectly satisfied that the officials of the Sloss company are figuring up the expense of what T suggested and that they will do everything suggested by me without being pressed by the governor or the chief mine inspector, Mr. Nesbitt.” SUFFRAGE ISSUE FORMALLY PLACED BEFORE CONGRESS; Washington. April 7.—Formal resolutions proposing constitutional amendments giv ing women t-he right to vote were intro duced In both Houses of Congress, to gether with scores of petitions and me morials from various societies and indi viduals. Senator Chamberlain of Oregon and Representative Mondell of Wyoming introduced resolutions in the respective houses for the constitutional amendments. Five hundred woman suffragists, rep resenting every congressional district, armed with petitions demanding a con stitutional amendment for votes for wom en, marched to the capltol today and de livered their demands in person to their congressmen. In marked contrast with the disorderly scenes which attended the suffrage parade here on March 3, when unruly crowds swamped the policemen, 1 the marchers today moved o’, er perfectly cleared streets and uuder a police guard | which was almost as numerous as the suffragists. When the procession reached the interior of the oapitol building. Miss Alice Paul, who headed it. was greeted by Represen tative Bryan of Washington, who halted the marchers long enough to make an address of welcome. He declared "there were enough men in the Senate and House to make it certain that the flag of woman suffrage never would be pulled down in the 1'nited States." Inside the rotunda a party of senators greeted the women. Among them were Senators Brady, LaFollette, Jones, Shaf rotli, Poindexter, Townsend, Sutherland and Thotnas. As each of the women passed the sen ators shook hands and assured each that they were In favor of their flght and would support the measure that is to be intro duced in Congress. Each of the women carried into the! capitol a copy of a petition to the mem bers of Congress asking support for equal suffrage legislation. SEEK INBIION AEAINSTTHE CITY Iconoclast Goes Into Court to Prevent City From Stopping Publication That the city commissioners are en deavoring to take away the right of the freedom of the press is one of the alle gations of a bill filed yesterday in the chancery court by T. J. Judge and A. and F. B. Latady, the attorneys for Howie's Iconoclast, whose sale was recently pro hibited by the city authorities. The style of the suit is Howie's Icono clast. a corporation, vs. A. O. T.ane, Culpepper Exum, James Weatherly, George II. Bodeker and the city of Bir mingham. The complaint alleges that the city has violated section 4 of the state constitution, guaranteeing the free dom of press and speech and -that the orator was responsible to the law for any abuse of that privilege. The com plainant alleges that it operates a print ing establishment and owns valuable ad vertising contracts. The section of the city code under which the paper was suppressed is cited and the complainant alleges that its officers have been ar rested charged with having violated said sections of code and that with that ac tion it has no quarrel, being willing to submit to verdicts of juries, but “that no law' can ‘be passed to curtail its liberty and constitutionally guaranteed right to publish its sentiments.” The bill alleges that certain officials offered to allow' the paper to be published under censorship, which was declined. The bill was filed yesterday and under the law the respondents have 30 days in which to make their answer. No temporary injunction was asked, pend ing the result of the suit. The closing paragraph of the bilT. which is quite lengthy, ih as follows: “The premises considered complainant prays your honor will take jurisdiction of the 1)111 of complaint, and that the respondents Culpepper Kxum, A. O. Lane, James Weatherly, George H. Bo deker and city of Birmingham may be made parties respondent thereto: that process of subpoena may issue directed to them requiring them to come into this court in this cause, and to—demur, or to plead, or to answer this bill of com plaint within the time required by law and the rules of this honorable court, but not to answer under oath, answer under oath being especially waived, and to stand to and abide such orders an<^ de crees as may be made herein, and that on final hearing of pleading and proof the writ of injunction may be award ed complainant restraining and enjoining respondents from curtailing or restrain ing in any manner the constitutional right of complainant to print and publish its sentiments, and from destroying the property of complainant and restraining them from threatening to arrest and prosecute newsdealers and newspaper hawkers of tlie city of Birmingham who purchase and sell the newspapers printed by complainant in the exercise of and pursuant to the right guaranteed to it under the constitution of the state of Alabama, and for such other further and additional relief as, the premises considered, your honor may deem mete and equitable to grant, and as in duty bound complainant will ever pray.” Zula Alston, Coker; Reppi© Snyder, Northport. Route 1; J. C. Malone, Sa mantha; Tullie Collins, Berry, Route 2; Florence Justin, Tuscaloosa; Clarence Difs, Samantha; J. T. Bonner, Alexander Cit>. Route G; R. I.. Valhoun, Notasulga; XV. F. Darnell. Notasulga, Route 1; Ab ide Jackson, Fast Tallassee; R. Vaughan Jones, Notasulga; Minnie Smaj’t, East Tallassee; Willie Taylor, Dttdevillc, Route 4. Walker: T. J. Calvert. Ordell; Walter King, South I-azelle; B. G. Wilson, Manchester. Washington: Glovie Atchison, Bigbeo; Joseph W. Blount, Koenton: Tommie Coll lier, Koenton: Mrs. Elizabeth Cooper, Ycliowpine; Alice Holloman, Mobile; F. J.. Moseley, l-oper; Antoinette Rawle, St. St©t hens; Mabel Tillman, Fruitdale; K. Ij. Warrick, Fail; Earl White, Fruitdale. Wilcox: Adele Hassevander, Ackerville; G. C. Rogers, Tatama: Myrtle Sheffield, bower Peach Tree; Bunnie Wells, Alber ta: Fannie Yeldell, Pine Apple. Winston: E. W. Thomas. Haleyville. For tVoakncM nml I,on* of Appetite The old Standard general strengthen ing tonic. GROVES TASTEKKSS chill TONIC, drives out Malaria and builds up the system. A true tonic and sure Appetizer. For adults and children. 50c. DOUGLASS AT HEAD The New President Will In augurate Many Changes in the Department Montgomery, April 7.—(Special)—Hart well Douglass, the president of the state board of convict inspectors, assumed ids new duties this morning, the office hay ing been turned over to him by M. B. Wellborn, tlie retiring president. President Douglass has not yet deter mined upon any of the appointments in his office, and he may not announce them for several days. He declared that he intended to give the matter careful consideration before he named anyone for the office of chief clerk, to succeed Theo. Lacy, and it is expected that this important position will not be filled for several days. The new president of tlie convict bu reau had a long conference with Gov ernor O’Neal Monday morning with ref erence to the work of the department. Mr. Wellborn has also conferred with the new head of the department relative to the policies begun toward a reorgan ization. It is known that President Douglass is heartily in favor of running the office , on a thorough business basis, and ft is believed that the next few weeks will see the inauguration of many important changes in the department. Dan Trawick lias been favorably men tioned for the office of chief clerk in the department, and while Mr. Douglass has not indicated what he will do in the matter, it is believed that lie lias Mr. Trawick’s name under consideration. SCHOLARSHIPS ARE SECURED BY U. D. C. Alabama Division Announces Impor tant Additions to List Open to the Daughters — | The Alabama division, XT. D. C., schol arship committee announces having se cured a full scholarship for girls at Ogontz school, Ogontz, Penn., the value of which is $1460, and covers cost of tuition, board and.vocal music. Two other scholarships were secured a few months ago. One for young men at the University of Pennsylvania, valued at. $250, covering cost of tuition; another for girls at “The Castle,” Miss Mason's school, Tarry town, N. 1\, valued at $1000. The latter is a full scholarship land covers cost of board and tntltlon. These scholarships, at tlie University 'of Pennsylvania and “The Castle,” are open to applicants from other states, I only on condition that there are no appficants from Alabama. The condi tions governing their award are the same as those governing the award of all other Alabama division scholar ships. Applicants must be lineal de scendants of Confederate soldiers or sailors, but in no Instance is it re quired that they he descendants of men who were officers in Confederate army or navy, neither is it a condition that applicants must be fatherless. Partial scholarships, covering cost of tuition, have recently been secured at the following colleges: Agnes Scott college, I »ccatur, Ga., for girls; value $75. Chicago university, for young men or women; value $1l>0. Alabama Presbyterian college, Annis ton, Ala., for^young men; value $50. Applicants for these scholarships should at once notify Mrs. U M. Uash insky, chairman Alabama division, U. D. C., scholarship committee, Troy, Ala. KOLB LEAVES FOR ST. LOUIS TODAY Montgomery. April 7.-<Speolal.)-Capt. Reuben F. Kolb, commissioner of agri culture and industries, will leave Tues day night for St. J.ouis, where he will attend the annual convention of the Na tional Drainage congress, which will be ir: session from April 10 t.,j 12. • Bie Fines in Court I Anniston. April —(Special.)—Flnips in ' police iourl Monday morning aggregated ! $440. Two defendants •.■ ere fined $100 each for alleged violation of the prohibition Maw and two Olliers who were convicted of 1 being drunk on Sun la; were lined J2S each OFFICIAL MAP OF THE WEATHER U. S. Department of Agriculture. WEATHER BUREAU. WILUS L. MOORE. Chief. *7s\ , ^ « nots«, OoUu- O pwOfStaBdri • cioadn <9 mm ® MOWS ® report nsiutBS. Arrows with the wind. Flat ftfurr*. Utfost .iC.yyn.r^T^n^ 13boors; ssoopd, p^»clpltsao»or<t lath crpiors for pszajMhanr«;ttant. maximum wind Tolooltr. I Weather Forecast Washington, April 7.—Forecast for Ala bama, Mississippi: Cloudy, probably lo cal rains interior Tuesday and Wednes day; moderate south winds. Georgia: Cloudy Tuesday, followed by showers at night or on Wednesday; mod erate east winds. Tennessee: Showers Tuesday and prob ably Wednesday. Local Data For the 24 hours ending at 7 p. m. April 6: Highest temperature . Lowest temperature . Mean temperature . Normal temperature . M Elxcess temperature since Jan. 1.1.11 Rainfall .00 Total rainfall since Jan. 1.21.42 Excess rainfall since Jan. 1. 4.54 Weather Conditions Birmingham, April 7, 7 p. m — There has been but a slight movement of the sev eral barometric centers during the past 24 hours, and excepting the great central basin, there lias been but slight change in weather conditions. In the Mississip pi ralley, however, while the • low" over the southwest has remained nearly sta tionary, pressures have fallen steadily over the southern and central portions, causing a change to rather unsettled con ditions south of the Great lakes, with rain over the lower Mississippi and Ohio valleys. Over the upper Mississippi val ley and the lake region, there has been an Increase in the intensity of the "high" and Oils has caused a general full of . ... from 6 to 26 degrees over the north and' central plains states and the upper Mis sissippi and lake sections. Temperatures in these regions are not severe, however, 7 p. m. readings generally exceeding freezing. Temperature changes over the south ern states and the plateau and Atlantic divisions have been unimportant and variable. The presence of the "low" over Texas and the southwest wiH- cause continued unsettled weather throughout the west ern and central Gulf states for the next 36 hours, attended by showers and mod erate temperatures. Summary of observations made at United States Weather Bureau stations April 7: Temp ture Lowest At for 7 p.m. day. Abilene, cloudy . 74 64 Atlanta, clear . 68 52 Atlantic City, clear . 42 32 Baltimore, clear . 44 36 Birmingham, cloudy . 70 50 Boise, clear . 51 32 Boston, cloudy . 34 31 Brownsville, cloudy . 72 7<i Buffalo, clear . ‘>4 20 Calgary, clear . 46 24 Charleston, partly cloudy ..— 02 51 Chicago, cloudy . 38 32 Corpus Christ!, cloudy .. 72 70 Denver, snow . 34 34 Des Moines, rain . ;;l 34 Dodge City, cloudy . ♦» 44 Duluth, cloudy . 28 22 Durango, cloudy . 46 31 Eastport, cloudy . 30 21 Galveston, clear . ON 06 Green Bay, cloudy . 34 28 Ilrtteras, clear .. 48 40 Havre, clear .*.. 48 2( Hrtena, partly cloudy ..♦.. 46 2i Huron, cloudy . 34 31 Jacksonville, clear . 68 6* Kamloops, cloudy .*.. 46 4f Knoxville, cloudy . 68 4r Louisville, rain . 46 4* Memphis, cloudy . 68 6*i Miami, clear .w. 72 Mobile, clear .... 68 exJ Modena, partly cloudy . 48 21 Montgomery, cloudy . 72 5f Montreal, cleat* ...>.. 34 3< Moorhead, snow ...... 32 3j New Orleans, clear . 70 & New York, clear .. 38 3. North Platte, cloudy . 46 4^ Oklahoma, cloudy . 64 6 Palestine, cloudy .. ft* Parry Sound, clear . 3U 21 Phoenix, partly cloudy . 72 5»i Pittsburg, partly cloudy . 34 M*J Portland, rain . 41 MS Raleigh, cloudy . 6'» 4i Rapid City, cloudy . 4*1 3ii Roseburg, rain . 60 Ml Roswell, partly cloudy . 80 4" Salt Lake City, partly cloudy. 4*1 32 San Diego, clear . 68 is San Francisco, partly cloudy... 6(1 4*1 Sault Ste. Marie, clear . 34 22 Seattle, cloudy . .62 m; Sheridan, cloudy . 44 mo Shreveport, cloudy .7*; 6s Spokane, cloudy . 60 M2 St. Louis, cloudy . 4'1 14 St. Paul, cloudy . .'i* M2 Swift Current, partly cloudy 6«» 2<1 Tampa, clear . 72 •: Toledo, cloudy . Ml M2 Washington, clear . 42 34 Williston, clear . 41 Ml Wlnuemucca. clear . 64 Winnipeg, cloudy . 38 34 E. C. HORTON, Local Forecaster. WILSON WOULD AVERT TANGLE Confer^ With Secretary Lane on the Japanese Alien Protest Washington, April 7.—President Wilson today sought to avert a diplomatic tangle with Japan over the hill pending in the California legislature, through which Japanese might be prevented from own ing land in that state. The Japanese gov ernment had filed forma! protest with the state department "gainst what It con sidered a proposed infringement of treaty obligations. The President conferred first with Sec retary Lane of the interior department, who halls from California, and later with Senator Works and Representative Wil liam Kent of that state. None would dis cuss the President's attitude, but it is believed he took occasion Informally to communicate his views to the California legislators. The President is reported as believing that If anti-alien legislation is necessary it should be made to apply to all aliens without discrimination. Such a hill wliile it might eliminate the cause for Japanese protest would leave for the courts, it is pointed out here, the Question of its constitutionality without involving any foreign government in^Un case. W ant no Race Problems "We don't want any more race prob lems in this country,” was the only com ment Representative Kent would make as he left the White House. Meanwhile the state department Is giv ing careful study to the probable effect of ttie proposed legislation upon the treaty between the United States am1 ^ Japan. Officials have no doubt that ,f the California legislature enacts a state law in conflict witli the existing treaty its action would he nullified promptly bv the United States courts. Article one of the treaty provides that citizens of each nation shall have libertv to enter, travel and reside in (he Oilier and among other things to "own or lease and occupy houses, man ufactories, warehouses and shops, to employ agents of their choice, to lease land for -residential and commercial purposes, etc.” The Issue may turn upon the application to agricultural lands or farms of the phrase, "to lease for residential and commercial pur poses.” . . Another point that Is under consid eration is the eligibility of Japanese to American citizenship, tor .( they are eligible the proposed Cal ifornia legislation admittedly would not meet the demand of the Californians for the exclusion of the Japanese from lheir state. The Japanese claim they are Mongolians, prohibited from nat uralization by United States law and only the lower courts in this courtj have held otherwise. C. C. MORGAN FOUND DEAD IN CALHOUN Anniston. April --(Special.)-C. C\ Mor gan, a well known citizen of Oxford, was found dead at his barn on the Morgan farm about three miles south of the city tills evening, lie "as about 40 years old and married. The cause of hfs death is unknown. Child Abandoned by Parents Anniston. April ".-(Sperlal.l-Capt. and Mrs. Bloethe, local officers of the Salva tion Army, are In receipt of a 6-weeks-old infant that has been abandoned by its parents, and they are seeking a home for the foundling, a boy. The child was left near the Woodstuvk Cotton null in this illy, and was taken care of for-a few days by a poor operative of the mil.. KENDALL TO TAKE THE STAND TODAV Will Testify ^Regarding Charge of Bribery Albany. N. Y., April 7.—After a 15 min ute session today the Senate judiciary committee, which is investigating charges of attempted extortion preferred against Senator Steuphen J. Stllwell, adjourned until tomorrow to permit an investiga^ tion of past activities of George H. Ken dall, president of the New York Bank Note company, who alleges that Stllwell solicited a $3500 bribe to promote legisla tion in which Kendall’s company is in terested. Edgar N. Wilson, Senator Stilwell's counsel, asked for the adjournment and Attorney General Carmody, after reading a letter shown him by Mr. Wilson, ad vised that the request be granted. Tonight Mr. Wilson made public a let ter signed “Chicago News Bureau, by Arthur Dare. Manager/’ written in Chi cago under date of April 2. The letter stated that the writer in 3SS2 was sta tioned at Richmond, Va., as a correspond ent of the Associated Press at tlie begin ning of the Mahone regime and it read justment of the state debt had just made the printing of a new issue of state bonds necessary. While details were be ing perfected, the letter says, George H. Kendall was in Richmond “lobbying for the defunct Kendall Hank Note com pany of New York/’ and was arrested “for attempting to bribe Senator Harry Riddleberger and other legislators in or der to secure a favorable contract for his company.’’ Denies Arrest When Mr. Kendall learned of the letter he issued a statement denying that lie had been arrested as charged. The state of Virginia, he said, required some $21. 000,000 of bonds and his company was awarded the contract for printing the bonds over the American Bank Note com pany. / Later the statement says/Kendall was informed that if he returned to Rich mond ho would be arrested. Accordingly he went to the Virginia city and appeared in a magistrate's court, demanding that if any papers were pending against him they should be served. The statement adds: "This is the only ground for the state ment that I was arrested, as I never was. The hearing was held and I was honor ably discharged. The judge said that, them were no proofs of any attempt ‘on my part to bribe anybody." At a special session of t.he Virginia leg irlature called soon after this, the Ken dall statement says, his contract for print ing the state bonds was annulled and awarded to the American Bank Note company. For this act his company ob tained a judgment, for $35,000 through a suit against the Virginia sinking fund commissioners. Mr. Kendall probably will be called as the first witness tomorrow. HURTSBORO AFTER A UNION STATION Hurtsboro, April 7.— (Special.)—1Thu Hurtsboro Commercial ctub^has been waging a campaign for a union sta tion at the junction of Central and the Seaboard, which intersect at that point, and it is probable that when the depot is rebuilt it will be at the Junc tion as the Seaboard people have In ;i way signified their willingness to join in the movement. Appeal to Secretary Washington, April 7.—A delegation of Black feet Indians, headed by Chief John While Calf, appealed to Secre tary Lant* today for rations for the Black feet, who, he was told, are starv OLD EXPOSITION BUG BURNS Structure Which Housed the Alabama Exhibit at Nash ville Is Destroyed Nashville, April 7.“-(Special.)—The frame building: which was used during the days of the Tennessee centennial exposition to house the exhibits of the state of Ala bama was totally destroyed by fire this moj'ning between 4 and 5 o'clock. The building, after it had served its usefulness, was purchased by the Kappa AI| ha fralernity and moved away from Centennial park. Eater on the erection by this fraternity of b handsome chap ter house, the Alabama building, was con verted into a buffet by Ed Hamilton, a iormer Vanderbilt football star, and was a popular rendezvous for students of that university. The building was valued at $2000, while the fixtures and contents were valued at $lri00. To Employ City Worker Anniston, April 7.—(Speclaljr-A cl*v missionary will be put to work In Annis ton under tlie auspices of the First Meth odist church as a result of an appeal made Sunday morning to the congrega tion by the Rev. Frank Brandon, pas tor. In about F> minutes Sunday, Dr. Brandon was offered *114 for the work. Mrs. S. A. Adams, who has been serv ing in this capacity In Anniston for some time, has been appointed to the place provided. Origin of Fire Mystery Anniston, April 7.—(Special)—The orig in of the tire which partially destroyed the home or Charles it. Noblo Sunday morning is somewhat of a mystery, ns there had not been any lire In the grates or stove for several hours preceding the blaze. The loss to the home is estimated to he about *1200. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY t Take LAXATIVE BltOMO QulnineJESb lets Druggists refund money if It falls to cure. E. W. GROVE’S signature la oa each bos. 25c. 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