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I THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD _
VOLUME XXXXIII BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1913 14 PAGES NUMBER 14
BRYAN GIVES ANSWER
[ON ALIEN PROBLEM TO
AMBASSADOR CHINDA
Formal Reply of United
States to Japanese Pro
test on Alien Land
Ownership
-
NO INTIMATION
AS TO NATURE OF
REPLY GIVEN OUT
Secretary Bryan and Ambassador
Chinda Confer for Hour Concern
ing General Aspect of Prob
lem—Reply Sent to Japa
nese Government
j Uaihlngtoni Mny IB.—Scrrrtary
PryRii late today bunded Ambassador
(binds the reply of the United Stntea
government to the Japanese proteat
tunlnst the California alien Inud lcgfs
iHt ion. The nmhnanador limned Intel y
rallied It to Toklo. No Intimation an to
■he nature of reply wai given out.
' Upon learning through preaa dls
k niches that Governor Johnson had
Igned the Web Inud net, Secretary
plryan telephoned Vlaeount Chinda and
jinvlted him to come to the atate de
tarment to receive the replj, which he
ad been anxiously awaiting alnee the
presentation of hla own note, May S>.
i When the answer had been delivered
he secretary and the ambassador con
I ferred earnestly for an hour regarding
the general aspect of the problem. Of
Course, the opinions expressedijyere te*'^a
live as for his part the ambassador
Telt that he must be guided entirely by
the directions of the foreign office at
Toklo and he could only surmise what
1 might he the attitude of the officials at
home. Meanwhile it was understood that
both the Japanese protest and the state
department's answer would he withheld
i from publication, for the present at least,
1 on the ground that it would be injudicious
to submit the delicate questions at issue
to heated discussion in the newspapers
and at possible mass meetings. The ne
gotiations between the two governments
are expected to proceed In regular fash
ion. without furthr reference as to what
takes place in California.
Sends Reply to Japan
Viscount Chinda dispatched the state
department's reply to his government and
(It is assumed that several days nmy
jeiSitse before the next step is taken
l in view of the understanding between
alie two governments regarding withhold
ing of the correspondenc from publicity
n,,ne of the officials at the White House,
tiie stole, department or tile Japanese em
bassy cared to Indicate the nature of llie
Japanese objections or of Secretary
Bryan's reply. From other sources, how
ever, It was gathered that while the
Japanese allege technical violations of the
'treaty of 1911 by the California law these
relate to minor provisions, ouch as that
prohibiting Japanese from inheriting prop
erty ill California. The real weight of
objection is against the spirit of the whole
legislation whic his regarded as distinctly
vdiscriminatory against the Japanese. The
Spirit of the convention as well as the
general principles of international law
are regarded by Japan as outraged by
this act. The fact that, the United Stales
ba* entered into treaty relations with
jflupan is cited as an admission of equality.
Kemove me issue
Tn his answer Secretary Bryan is under
stood to have recited at length efforts
made by the administration to guard
.against an Infringement of the treaty
rights of the Japanese. Officials hero
/believe that this substantially has been
accomplished and that at any rate, If the
Japanese government takes a contrary
view, It will be an easy matter for It to
.test the matter In American courts. This
its pointed out to seem to remove the Is
pue from one of the treaty construction.
|f the state department's view Is correct,
to the broad field of Internal Iona 1 law.
7 It Is realized here that the Japanese
vernment Is not much concerned nhnut
e exclusion of Its subjects from Amer
i, for they are much needed In Man
aria, Corea and Formosa.
Underlying the whole objection, It Is
^sld, Is the Intense national pride of the
.Japanese, which has been touched to
ethe quick by the general development of
anti-Japanese feeling on the Pacific coast.
Official circles realize that the negotia
tion* from this point forward must he
Icondueted with extreme caution, but there
'Is a general conviction that an amicable
Volution of the problems Involved eventu
ally will be reached.
Secretary Bryan said today he had not
fcommunicated with Governor Johnson
Vince the receipt of the governor's long
message explaining his reasons for ap
proving the act and probably would not
do so.
JAPANESE"ISSUE
BRIEF STATEMENTS
Think Problem Will Be Settled Peace
full/ and Honorably
San Francisco, May 19.—Brief state
ments were issued tonight by Ayao
Ilattorl and Soruko Ebara, the Jap
anese who arrived today to Inquire un
officially into the situation that
brought the California alien land leg
islation. Mr. Ebara's statement did
not Indicate his views upon the issue.
Mr. Hattorl’a. however, was vigorous
CALIFORNIA ALIEN
BILL MADE LAW BY
Signs Measure Against Pro
tests of Japan and Repre
sentations of President
and Personal Envoy
Sacriiineiito. May 10.—California's
alien land hill became the law of the
state today, against protests of ,/tipau
and representations of President Wil
son anil his personal envoy, Secretary
of State Bryan, Governor Johnson
signed the hill and 00 days after the
adjournment of the legislature, or on
August to, the act becomes operative
While the governor was signing the
bill the steamship Korea was passing
in through the Golden Gate bearing two
distinguished Japanese, one a former
pupil of President Wilson, on a mis
sion of investigation.
Meanwhile complications, national and
sectional, beset the bill. Overshadowing
all Is the outcome of the negotiations
now In progress between this country
and Japan, which has interpreted the act
as discriminatory and offensive.
Triple Hostility
Within California itself the act has en
countered triple hostility, which may de
lay its operation until November 1, 1914.
Democrats opposed state legislation at
tills time as a matter of party regularity.
Nevertheless, so plain to them seems to
be the demand for the hill that, after
exhausting all parliamentary tactics, the
senate gave only one adverse democratic
vote and the assembly only two.
As an expression of this opposition,
Theodore Hell, late democratic candidate
for governor, and former chairman of
the democratic state central committee,
has issued an invitation to his party to
submit tlie issue to the people by in
voking the referendum against the hill.
He grounds his opposition on two con
tentions. one that the bill is insufficient
ly drastic because it permits leases run
ning three years, and, second, because
it embarrasses the national administra
tion.
The Asiatic Exclusion league, an or
ganization of which the president is Olaf
A. Teitmoe, recently convicted of com
plicity in the “dynamite conspiracy,” an
nounced last night that it would invoke
the referendum purely because it opposes
the bill as taint-hearted.
Thirdly, the powerful Panama-Pacific
International Exposition company, backed
by many cnambers of commerce, has
placed itself on record in opposition to
the bill on the ground that it is a . vio
lation of faith.
Will Ask Influence of Amer
ican Friends Toward Set
tling Alien Problem
Toklo, May 19.—The group of busi
ness men from various cities of Japan
who visited the United States in 190!)
and made many friends there are seek
ing the co-operation of the most influ
ential of these towards a continuance
of the friendly relations between the
two countries. They held a reunion a:
Kyoto today and decided to communi
cate with their American friends in an
effort to aid In the settlement of the
controversy over the alien land owner
ship legislation. The discussion was of
the most friendly character but the
granting of naturalization and the con
clusion of n new treaty were considered
most* desirable.
A section of the press bitterly de
nounces Governor Johnson’s reply to
President Wilson as illiberal and un
just, declaring that it is strongly antl
Janane.se and that ^Governor Johnson
Is seeking to evade his own responsi
bility under cover of the national law.
It Is pointed out that the Japanese
have not acquired land by violence and
it Is urged that they are no more ob
jectionable than Europeans who acquire
citizenship, amass wealth and return
to their fatherlands. Instead of en
dangering peace and order they have
opened up the resources of California
and advanced the prosperity of the
state.
Inhabitants of the eastern states,
some of the papers contend, should he
alive to the injustice of California. The
Yorodzu considers Governor Johnston s
attitude as an intolerable insult to
Japan, which, It says, always has mani
fested good will and has voluntarily
restricted emmlgration. The paper ex
presses the hope that a protest will be
lodged against the alien land owner
ship bill, recently signed by the gov
ernor of Arizona.
Switchmen Welcomed
Houston, Tex., May 19.—Today's sessions
of the sixth biennial convention of the
syitchmen’s union of Nortlv America wrere
devoted to the formal welcoming of the
delegates and routine matters incidental
to the organization of the convention.
About 300 delegates from all sections of
the United'States anil Canada are in at
tendance.
K A. BRICKEN MAY
UCCEED WARREN REECE
_ _
»
■ 19.—(Special.)—Frank
has come to the
candidate for
*Ji**fef attorney to suc
Whlle apparently
wavering between
and Tyler Goodwyn.
that Mr. Brteken, who
powerful influence be
be chosen.
The senate judiciary committee today
favorably reported to the Senate the
nomination of E. K. Campbell as chief
justice of the court of claims. Under the
rules the report has to lie over one day
and he will probably be confirmed to
morrow.
Representative and Mrs. Clayton are on
a trip to Panama.
CAR STRIKE IN OHIO
CAUSED APPEAL TO
GOVERNOR OF STATE
II--- ..'I
JAMES M. COX
Governor James M. Cox of Ohio
refused an appeal for military as
sistance in regard to the car strike
at Cincinnati. By an agreement last
night the strike has been settled.
CAR ™IKE ENDED
AFTJC. E
U —
Men 03\ Recognition ot the
U o t, But in Return
Concede “Open Shop”
Principle
Cincinnati, May 19.—The moat serious
street car strike this city has ever known
was ended tonight, when representatives
of the Cincinnati Traction company of
the street car men’s union came to
an agreement whereby car service will
he resumed tomorrow.
The men won recognition of their re
cently formed union, but in return con
ceded the “open shop” principle. The
company also pledges itself to an in
crease of wages to all union and non
union employes without discrimination.
The amount of increase is subject to
arbitration.
[ Employes discharged after the union
was formed and before the strike was
declared shall he reinstated.
The strike was declared May 9 and has
resulted in a complete tie-up of street
car transportation and the efforts of the
company to move its cars caused serious
rioting which resulted in Mayor Hunt
making a demand Saturday on Governor
Cox for troops to restore - dcr. On
Governor Cox’s refusal to .-end the troop
Mayor Hunt applied for a receivership
for the company. This suit was contin
ued today until tomorrow and it was
stated tonight that it will he withdrawn.
Questions West Virginia
Governor’s Right to De
clare Martial Law
Washington, May 19.—After more than
n week of debate the Senate tonight re
ferred to the education and labor commit
tee, Senator Kern's resolution for a :ed
eral investigation of conditions in ine
West Virginia coal il-lds. Senator Kern
announced on the floor before the viva
voce vote was taken that .in agreement
had been reached t nrefer the resolution'
and it was understood that the commit
tee would report it out within a few <1.
Senators opposed I i the resolution i.e
iieved tonight (hat they had won a par
tial victory and that they had no reason
(ci give up hope, s mie..opposition lias de
veloped lately among collators who do not
concede the right of the government to
Investigate the acts if u state in relation
to tier own citizens, within tier own hol
ders, and when the committee reports
the resolution back, the fight against ir
may be convicted wit It vigor.
Senator Goff closed the debate on the
resolution. He admitted conditions were
bad in West Virginia, but pointed jut
that the strike was settled now and
peace was returning to the disturbed re
gions. He laid tlia blame for the trouble
at the door of labor agitators, and said
that the governor could do nothing else
but declare martial lnw.
"When men say—as I understand they
said at Paint Creek—•You shall not run
this coal mine unless you do,as I advise,’
they are taking Insurrection, and I'd tie
ashamed of the governor of a state who
would stand by and not exercise the
power that is his," declared tHe senator.
WIFE NOT BOUND TO
FOLLOW HUSBAND
Kansas City Court of Appeals Over
throws Old Doctrine
Kansas City, Mo,, May 19.—The Kansas
City court of appeals today overthew
the doctrine that a wife Is bound to fol
low her husband wherever he goes. The
ruling was in the ease of James Collet,
who sued ills wife Mary for dlverce be
cause she declined to go with him to a
farm. The Vernon county court refused
the decree and the court of appeals sus
tained this ruling.
"She was not bound to follow him.
and If he chose to go and live alone in
peace, her act does not constitute de
sertion,” said the decision.
Wins $416,253 Suit
New York, May 19.—Charles D. Flynn,
a mining engineer, today won his suit
against the King Kdward Mining syndi
cate to recover |41ft,25.1 on ground that he
discovered the company’s silver mines in
the cobalt region in Canaria and. under
an agreement, was entitled to in per cent
of the company's profits. The ease was
tried before a supreme court jury In
Brooklyn. The suit was brought in tip
name of George Niner, a Brooklyn gro
cery clerk, who received »26 from Flynn
to art as dummy plaintiff so that Flynn
could travel in th« pursuit of his profes
sion.
I
jij— '
NEW TARIFF BILL
England, Germany, France,
Italy, Australia and
Others Protest
NEW PROVISION
CAUSING TROUBLE
Foreign Nations Dislike Idea of Sec
retary of Treasury’s Authority to
Exclude Entry Goods When
Inspection Is Refused
DAY IN CONGRESS.
Senate: Met at noun.
Resumed consideration of Kern res
olution for Vent Virginia coal strike
Investigation.
Mrs. Helen r>. I-ongstreet. former
postmistress from Gainesville, Ga.,
heard before postoffice committee.
Senator Kenyon amendment to tariff
hill to automatically free list products
of any concern adjudged a monopoly.
Passed urgent deficiency bill ap
propriating $WO,flOO for postnffiee de
partment.
Passed House bill requiring Pan
ama-Callfornia Exposition company to
deposit money guarantees for awards
and prizes.
Senator Burton reintroduced lit a
seamen's involuntary servitude hill.
Senator Clapp Introduced hill to
prohibit senators and representatives
from serving on or soliciting funds
for any political committee.
rhalrmnn Simmons called a meet
ing of finance committee for Tues
day.
Referred K^rn resolution for Inves
tigation of West Virginia coal strike
to committee on education and labor.
Adjourned at 6:09 p. m. until noon
tomorrow.
House: Chairman Underwood of
ways and means committee called
meeting of its democratic members
j for Tuesday to take up assignment
i of memliers to rorhmittees
Washington, May 19.—While democratic
| senators are wrestling with home manu
[ facturers, protesting against numerous
| rates in the Underwood hill, they are con
; fronted also by protests from foreign
countries against administrative features
! of the hill, and the provision that would
grant a 6 per cent reduction of the. duty
on imports in Amdncan bottoms.
Protests from England, Germany.
France, Italy, Australia and other coun
tries have been sent to the state depart
ment and communicated to the finance
committee, where they will first be con
sidered by a sub-committee of which Sen-j
stor Williams is r'r, irtnan
I Attention of the committee has been j
j called to a meeting of the National Asso-I
elation of Industry and Commerce of
France, a few days ago. at which the
I'nderwood hill was condemned, the ad
ministrative feature- of which, it was
claimed, would arbitrarily increase the
hindrances to trading with this country.
Many Protests Made
From many countries have come pro
tests against that new provision in the
bill which would give the Secretary rf
the Treasury authority to exclude from
entry goods of merchnnts or manufactur
ers who refuse to sul mit for inspection
by United States agents their accounts
pertaining to valuations or classification
of merchandise whenever disputes arise
The attitude of the committee and th^
administraiton is to adhere to this pro
vision. the claim bring that it will not be
abused, and will se* \« as a bar to pro
fessional defrauders. Foreign govern
ments maintain that it will result in
unusual trouble.
One request of the foreign governments
Is for a return to a provision of tariff
laws before the l’ayne-Aldri' h bill, which,
In cases of disputed valuation, would give
the appraiser th*- right to increase it 5
or 10 per cent. Such a 'provision was
originally included in the Payne-Aldrich
bill, but it was not there when the bill
passed, the claim being made that it was
unintentionally omitted. Consideration of
a'.l these protests will he taken up by the
finance committee soon.
Listen to Protests
flfch-eommlltees today listened to pro
tests from thread ami wire, manufactur
ers. Tomorrow the finance committee
will meet to determine, among other
things, how much more time sub-com
mittees shall give to private hearings.
The matter of sending out Senator l.a
Follette's series or questions on tariff
to manufacturers also will he considered.
Luis M. Rivera, resident commlasiojner
from Porto Rico; Joseph Do Dlgn. speaker
of tlte Porto Rican house; Martin Tra
vieso president of the executive counsel
and a delegation of business men rrom
the island, today ,,resented a memorial to
President Wilson declaring that the free
sugur provision in the tariff Dili would
destroy tneir sugar industry. The Pres
ident promised to study their argument.
Standard Oil Hearing Adjourned
Kansas City. Mo., May 19V-After an
all-day session in the ease in which the
Standard Oil company of Indiana Reeks
to show whv it should not lie ousted
from Missouri as a trust, the hearing
here was adjourned to he resumed to
morrow afternoon at Jefferson City.
TODAY’S AGE-HERALD
1 _Rryan replies to Japanese protest.
Johnson signs alien land bill.
Cincinnati ear strike declared off.
Foreign nations protest against
tariff feature.
Ship damaged by torpedo.
Presbyterians have spirited debates.
2 _Flan "continuous three-year cam
paign.
3 _Wallace opposed to long campaign
4—Kditorial eomgient.
5_Fit j comlttee adjourns without
action.
Suggest that arbitration of strike
he submitted.
Expect announcement of wire mill
opening.
President of Pennsylvania line here.
A—Society.
7—Sports.
8_T„\ commissioners spend busy day.
ti Hutchinson sells interest In horn.
11--Baptists to enter social service
work.
13—Markets
14_German emperor prepares for wed
ding of only daughter, \
—---jj
Sister to Pretender of Montenegrin
Throne Asks Relief From Debt
MRS. M. 15. DODD GOPCEVIC AND MILOS M. GOPCEVIC
"M. B. Dodd Gopcevic, housewife." of I^akepcrt. Cal., has riled a pe
tltlon in bankruptcy in the United States district court, alleging that
her liabilities are $5100 and her as«®ts nothing. She asserts that, the in
debtedness was contracted with W. J. Barrett, who is suing Mrs, Gopcevic
for this sum in the state courts.
The petition in bankruptcy does not state that M. R. Dodd Gopcevic
is the wife of tin* famous Milos M. Gopcevic. the street car gripman who
married an heitvss, Miss Harry Floyd, now dead. Nor does it say that thi
same Milos M. Gopcevic Is brother to one of the pretenders to the throne of
Montenegro.
VESUVIUS STRUCK BY ONE
OF ITS OWN TORPEDOES
United States Torpedo Boat Badly Damaged When Practice
Torpedo Turns and Crashes Into Her Stern—Lives of
Crew Imperiled Until Ship is Beached
Newport, n. I., May 1SJ.—The torpedo
boat Vesuvius was struck by one of It*
own torpedoes late today i»J»d was
hearlied on Hope Inland. \ nrriigiinwctt
hay, when th, lives of those on tonnl
seemed Imperilled by the waters which
rushed in through a hole astern.
The beaching of the Vesuvius was safely
accomplished by Chief Gunner Thomas
Smith, the commanding officer. Besides
the regular crew, 5ft seamen gunners were
on* board. At low tide tonight the vessel
was high and dry, hut it is hoped to pull
her off at high tide.
The Vesuvius which is a dynamite
cruiser, famous as one of the first ves
sels of the “new navy” was being used
for torpedo instruction in Narragansett
bay. As a practice whitehead torpedo
left her side the mechanism went awry
I in some manner not yet determined. The
torpedo turned like a boomerang and
crashed into the Vesuvius astern below
the water line, gashing a two inch hole.
Hammocks, blankets and other material
were used in Crying to patch up the bole.
But the Vesuvius began to settle astern
and a call for help was sent out by wire
less.
Smith ordered full speed towards Hope
| island, two miles away. All pumps were
I kept working until the Vesuvius ran
l her nose on the beach of I Tope island.
'Phe crew massed in the bow out of reach
| of water while the wireless operator noli
I fled the torpedo station. Soon the fleet
! from the torpedo station ranged along
side the Vesuvious. Naval tugs and other
craft stood by during t lie night. The
Vesuvius became noted for its work dur
ing the war with Spain. Off Santiago she
threw dynamite into the Spanish trenches
and it became a saying among the sailors
that “when the Vesuvius coughs, there's
1 always an eruption ashore.”
CHEAPER LUMBER RATES
FROM ALABAMA POINTS
TO OHIO RIVER CROSSINGS
Washington, May 13. —(Special. >—Rates
on lumber and forest products from Ala
bama points to tiie Ohio river crossings
are to undergo a considerable change as
a result of the six order issued today
by tiie Interstate commerce commission.
These orders are a result of the general
investigation of southern lumber rates
as affected by the long and short haul.
1'nder these orders the officials say that
ail rates on lumber and forest products
from points in Louisiana, cast of the
Mississippi river, Alabama, (Jeorgia, Flor
ida ami Smith Carolina to Ohio river
points, via direct or short lines, will
be corrected so as not to violate the
long ami short haul law, except in cer
tain special instances.
The railroads are given relief from the
law as to rates ovo- indirect routes, pro
vided they exceed the length of the short
lines and direct routes by 15 per cent or
move.
The railroads are also given relief from
the strict application of the law where
there is water competition.
There are other minor exceptions, hut
the general result will he cheaper lumber
rates on all lines.
Havana. May 19.— Augustine Parla. a
Cuban aviator, wlm left Key West at 2:05
o’clock this afternoon in a hydroaero
plane, in an attempt to fly to Havana,
alighted at 4:38 o'clock in the harbor of
Mariel, 40 miles west of Havana. During
the trip he encountered strong adverse
winds and was driven off his course. Find
ing he could not make the capital, he
settled upon smooth water at Mariel. His
machine was slightly damaged. Parla will :
try to reach Havana tomorrow.
Key West. Fla., May 10. Augustine'
Paris, tie Col
on an attempted flight to Havana,
ed at Hay Murale, 10 miles west of lla
v ana.
Parla had been notified by the Cuban i
government that it would be impossible
to have a ship patrol the course today,
ant] It was announced that he would
make a abort flight to Sand Key and re
turn.
Parla failed to turn back at Sand
Key, and was soon lost to sight, noth
ing being heard from him until news
of his arrival in Cuba was received.
He was competing for the prize of
$5000 offered by the city of Havana
for the second successful flight from
here to that city.
Owen Attends Commencement
Montgomery, May 19.—(/Special. >—Dr.
Thomas M. Owen, director of the de
partment of archives and history, has
gone to Marion to attend, the closing ex
ercises of the Marion institute, where his
son has been attending school. Dr. <*..•
will he absent from the city for a couple
pi days. ...
STILL A MYSTERY
Chicago, May 19.—Hopes of the police
that they pad found u solution of the
murder of .1 It. Cogue, a wealthy dia
mond merchant, In ttie arrest of Mar
garet Kenned! and two men today,
were dim!puled tonight. The Identifica
tions of tile Kennedy woman by Steph
en Imr/.a, Cogues former of rice hoy,
as the mysterious blonde who called
at Cogue's office an hour before tho
Jeweler's body was found, proved of no
value when the hoy admitted he had
not. seen the woman caller.
Thy woman, together with Tstidore
Moldstein and Hubert Hush, who were
arrested with her, are being held for
further Investigation. They were ar
rested as n result of information given
the police that the three had boasted or
their knowledge of the crime.
SPIRITED DEBATES
MAKE PRESBYTERIAN
MEET LIVELY AFFAIR
Flurries of Excitement at
Session of Assemblies
in Atlanta
LIVELY DEBATE ON
FOREIGN MISSIONS
Tilt Between Different Supporters
Results in Ten-Minute Prayer Be
fore \nte Is Taken.
Sharp Kxrhanjfos
Atlanta, May 19. Spirited discussion
which at times approached acrimonious
debate today caused flurries of excite
ment at the sessions of the three Presby
terian assemblies now convening here.
The> northern Presbyterian assembly
opened the day In a turmoil resulting from
tlie reproduction here of a New York
newspaper story charging that Dr. J. T.
Stone’s election as moderator of that
body was brought about through "a deep
laid political scheme.” No less excitement
pi availed during the afternoon session
when poignant charges were made in
discussing the report of the special com
mittee on the Union Theological seminary
of New York. Restoration of previous re
lations between the seminary and north
ern church was favored in the majority
report, but was opposed in two minority
reports, in presenting one of these, the
Rev. F. C. Monfort of Cincinnati de
clared the time has conte for the church
to draw the line. The issue lies between
true fuith and a Hindu philosopher mas
querading In the guise of Christianity." A
round of applause followed litis asser
tion Definite action on the reports was
deferred until tomorrow.
Lively Tills
A lively tilt between the supporters of
home ami foreign missions in the south
ern Presbyterian assembly this afternoon
resulted in several minutes of prayer oe
fore a vote was taken on the impending
question. The standing committee on
"systematic benefteience" in its report
advocated the apportionment of mi per
cent of the income to foreign missions
and Ji per cent to home missions. An ap
portionment of- 54 per cent to foreign
missions and J7 to home missions was
strongly urged by the permanent com
mittee on the same subject. Sharp ex
changes took place between the support
ers of the two schedules, led by Dr. S.
L. Morris of Atlanta, for home missions,
and Dr. A. \Y. Smith of Nashville for
foreign missions. After several minutes
ol prayer the recommendations of the
permanent committee were adopted.
The first ripple of dissension that lias
appeared at ■ «. »e.‘;rdoo ol 'h<- United
Presbyterians assemblies* .session came
this afternoon when Dr. \V. H. Smiley,
secretary of the Sabbat hschool board,
charged that polities was ,u the root of
a move to permanentll shift the Sabbath
school extension work from the board of
publication to the board of home missions.
Dr. Smiley pleaded with the assembly
to "lift the work out of the petty per
sonalities into which it may have fallen."
To Postpone Action
After a discussion lasting two hours
It was decided to postpone action until
the convening of the text assembly, hut
Rev. George K. Raiett was c hosen to suc
ceed Dr. Smiley a secretary of 'he
board.
While today's session* of the assemblies
were marked by r.u-.rp discussion* "!i
questions of vital importance t• * each in
dividual body, added impetus was gi n
to the movement for *n organic union . f
the various presbvterlan unloi s.
The most important development te cl
ing toward a crystallization of this n**v 1>
launched plan was the unanimous adop
tion by the northern c^emblv of a resolu
tion authorizing the Transmission of pro
posals for an ornani union i<» the • -
preme judiciaries .»f rll the Presbyterian
churc hes In A meric a.
Interest In this morning's session of th.
Southern Presbyterian assembly cent *-l
in i renewal of the activities directed
toward changing 'he much discuss* t
elect-infant clause "I *he confession of the
faith. Hy a substantial major1 ty the rr*c
onimendation of th*’ committee on ovet
tines and bills that n*. amendment seek
ing to change the f*»* m of the clause he
sent to the presbyter^ was adopted.
Women »uorganized
Women of the Southern Presbyterian
church this afternoon demanded arul re
ceived recognition for their work in tl e
mission fields. A c mmunication *'}is
sent to the assembly by the women ask
ing that their don.ttl' ns to missions he
accredited directly to the missions nod
not to the mission h nrd. This rerp.“st
was granted.
Tomorrow final action is expected in the
Southern Presbyterian assemob on the
proposed basis of belief presented bv a
committee last week In the northern as
sembly interesting development® are an
ticipated- when discussion of the dfff
ences between the church and the Union
Theological seminary is resumed.
Committee reports are expected t<» oc
cupy the attention of the commission^ <•
in the United Presbyterian assembly i
tomorrow*'s session-.
DISCUSS QUESTIONS
AFFECTING NEGRO
Rev. J. (!. Snedeoor of Tuscaloosa
Presides Over Session
Atlanta. May ID.—Questions vttall y
affecting tin- nfurci formed the topic
of dlsrtiaalou at ton Ijrht's ceneral sea
slon of the Fan-Preshyterlan Fettle
cost presided over tty Rev. .1. O Sned
ecor, superintendent of Stillman Insti
tute, Tuscaloosa.
"Fifty Years of F.ducatlon Work
(Continued un Faro Kl(kt)
KING PETER OF SERVIA
WILL ABDICATE THRONE
Geneva, Switzerland, May 19.—King*
Peter of Servia intends to abdicate as I
soon as he possibly can after peace be- ;
tween the Balkan states and Turkey has |
been signed. He plans to returr>%to Ge
neva, where he lived for many years
hefore he was called to / " Servian
throne In after the y . of Kin*
Alexander and Queen f>faga. The Ser
vian monarch's intention ba> ami known
when hla emissary arrived here today
to find a suitable residence for his maj
esty.
CrowrY Prince Alexander and Prince
George, the King’s sons, were educated
here, and his majesty, as Prince Kara
georgevltch, made many Geuevez friend*,
with whom he corresponds regularly.
The health of King Peter, who U 69 year*
old, has broken down. It is understood,
as a result of the war and he wiahee te
end hi* day* in peaces

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