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CARNEGIE’S GIF! TO VANDERBILT Trustees Question Board's i Right to Accept Gift Un der Terms Proposed. Biting Criticism Nashville, Tenn., June 18.—Bishop E. E. Hoss of the college of bishops of the Southern Methodist church, to take action on the protest of four members of the Vanderbilt university board of trustees relative to accepting Andrew Carnegie’s gift to the medical depart ment of $1,000,000 today published the protest formulated. The four trustees question the board s right to accept the conditions attached; question the fairness of the proposition toward Carnegie with suit pending contesting the rights of the board of trustees and allege that the foregoing is in fact giving away a department of the university. Bishop Hoss in a statement speci fies two serious objections: 1. The university does not get a dollar, but gives away its medical de partment to a now governing board without restrictions. 2. Carnegie makes no pledge to give the $800,000 as endowment support un less the trustees succeed in elimi nating the church. Bishop Hoss is here for the meeting of the college of bishops Friday. Sensational Charges Atlanta, June 18.—Charges that the re cently announced gift by Andrew Carnegie to the Vanderbilt university at Nashville “is not a donation but a shrew'd attempt to get control of part of the university property,” and that “the retired iron mas ter is dangling money before the public eye with the purpose of influencing liti gation pending over the university,” are made in a statement given out here today by Bishop \V. A. Candler of the Meth odist Episcopal church. The bishop characterizes Mr. Carnegie’s! offer of a donation to the university “a^ aii impudent proposal of an agnostic steel monger.” “This loud heralded gift,” the bishop’s statement says, “upon close inspection of its terns appears to be no gift at all, but a shrewd attempt to get control of a j»ari of the property of Vanderbilt uni versity in order to set up a medical ls« hool fashioned according to the peculiar ideas of Mr. Carnegie. • 1 Ownership Denied "Vanderbilt university belongs to the Methodist Episcopal church, south. The church’s ownership having been denied, suit was brought some time ago to set tle the question and the chancery court decided every xmint in the church’s fa vor. “From that decision an appeal was tak en and is now pending in the supreme court of Tennessee. To this Mr. Carnegie makes allusion in his letter, putting his offer in such relation to this suit as to make it tantamount to dangling money before the public with the purpose of in fluencing this case.” Bishop Candler quotes Mr. Carnegie’s letter in which the latter states his ob jections to denominational control of colleges and universities, and imposes eonditU .us on his donations consequent upon < n rmination of the question of denom “itional control of the univer sity. * dullest mind can see,” continues tin * "imp’s statement, “that Carnegie doe. not propose, to give a copper to V. d« i-bilt university, but to dismember J*om n one of its departments, worth about $500. U00. "It appears also that the Episcopa lians see in this affair an effort to de feat the proposed medical department of the University /of the South. If they are correct in their opinion, Mr. Carnegie is proposing at one blow to destroy the medical school of the Epis copalians and denature the medical school of the Methodists and raise on the ruins of both a Carnegie establish f mint in his own image and likeness.” LOBBY COMMITTEE EXTENDS THE PROBE INTO NEW FIELDS (rontlniMMl from Pago One) tion and refining in this country cur tained. A Bogus Order Through Harry A. Austin, clerk to Pal mer. ami Benjamin K. PJatt, enrolling clerk of the Senate, the committee en deavored to find out who was responsi ble for what it believes was a bogus or der of the Senate incorporated in tile much discussed document. "Sugar At a Glance." Platt, wholtas been connected with the Senate for 2(i or 27 years, said lie had never seen tlie order. He said Palmer sent special* copies of the pam phlet to many prominent men in Ger many, Including Kmperor William. • Austin testlged that "Sugar at a Glance" had.iost tlie United States beet indus try *21,820.39, of which *912.90 hud gone to the government printing office. In ex amination of Palmer several days ago Senator Reed Smoot brought out that the postage saved the beet men by sending ttic* pamphlet out under Senator Lodge's frank amounted to about *28,000. An unsigned letter to Oxnard dated Chicago, July 29, 1907, was In part as follows; "Major Gove wrote to me some time since in regard to the formation of the Senate Philippine committee in the present history of the sixtieth Congress and 1 wrote him that that matter was fixed last winter. Gove writes that Teller will Hike himself, rather than to have It in uncertain hands. Any friend ly democrats seen during the summer will count." A letter August 27, 1907, from Ox nard to Palmer: "I am of opinion that you had better no even try to get any resolution through regarding Cuba, as that might start our enemies going. Anti-Philippine Resolution "Of course we want a strong antl Phlllppine resolution put through. I read carefully the ‘Beet Gazette.' My judgment Is that you had better nut allow Itoderus to get your name too of ten in print, as someone will begin to comment on it. It seems to me that you can do better work for the cause by not being thought connected with the paper in any way." July IS. 1997. Oxnard tvrolo from New Vork to Palmer: "I prefer that you leave the Cuban TOO LUTE TO CLASSIFY 1VANTLD—A white girl to cook and do general housework. Phone Main 4B20-J or apply 1309 Glen Iris ave. t)-19-3t-thu-fri-sun LEGAL NOTICES NOTH i: TO'T ONTRATToffS Seoleo proposals will he received by the undersigned until 3 o’clock p. m Tuesday, June 34, 1913, for the con struction of certain concrete roadway having tinder 'mprovement Ordinance No. 744-C. Specifications inay lie ob tained and plans examined at tills office. The right is reserved to reject anv and ail proposals. I Signed) WALTER G. KIRKPATRICK. City Engineer. Age-Hc-rald, June 19, 20 and 21, 1913 NE W SK YSCRAPER IS DAMAGED BY FIRE Fire of unknown origin swept through the wooden ' superstructure about the lower stories of the new 25 story Jefferson County Savings bank building at 12:15 o’clock this morning. After a half hour’s hard lighting by four companies of the local lire depart ment under the direction of Assistant Fire Chief W. J\ Walton, the blaze was extinguished. The alarm was turned in by A. S. Cassimus, a Greek fruit dealer, who operates a stand opposite the bank building on Second avenue. The first alarm was immediately followed by a second alarm and lire companies 1, 2, 4 and t> were quickly on the scene. Be fore they arrived, however, the lir© had gained considerable headway and, the flames were leaping as high as the sixth story. Five lines of hose were stretched at once and the combat between the powerful streams of water on the de vouring flames began, watched by an immense crowd who had hastily gath ered. Tfie heat from the blaze was intense. There was no standing within a block of the (ire. Across the. street the awn ings on the Dewberry Drug company, CasRlmus Fruit stand and tlie Post Card FXchange caught fire only to lie as Quickly extinguished by a sweeping stream of water which also crashed through the plate glass windows. Adjoining the hank building, the es tablishment. of the Marx DiQuor corripany also caught under the heat and sparks of the nearby flames. A little atten tion from the firemen and tills, too, was out and the battle to check the flames on the towering skyscraper kept on unabated. At the sixth floor flames were seen to be eating Its way through the flooring. The little blaze on the sixth floor was smothered and a few minutes later the crisis was passed and only dark smoke drifted up from the •••••••••••••••••••a*, blackened embers of th«* flreswept tool houses, offices and storehouses of the i’\ W. Mark Construction company, which is constructing the building. At 1:45 o’clock the fire was under control and the firemen began to pre pare to leave the scene. The damage was estimated this morning at $1500 The delay in the construction of the bank building, which is supposed to be finished by October 1, is not expected to be much, as the work on the upper floors where steel is still being erected can continue ibis morning without in terruption. However, new wooden shacks and overheads for the sidewalks on Twenty-first street and Second ave nue will have to be constructed. This can be done in a few days, it is thought. The damage to the adjoining build ing is easily within a few hun dred dollars. On Dewberry’s Drug store, the damage, is only a burned awning, while tin* fruit stand of Mr. Cassini us is pretty well damaged by lire and water. The Post Card Ex change next door also suffered from the heavy streams of water by having its windows broken. The Marx Liquor company was only slightly damaged. • "The lire was one of the fiercest we have had in some time,” said Capt. Sid ney Middleton of No. 1 station. •• \ conservative estimate of the damage would be $1500. That is the tangible damage. I do not think that the tiro lived long enough to injure the steel any, but the of! ice at the building was burned with all tile papers in there. Whether there were any valuable plans or papers in the office I do not know, but 1 think that $1500 would cover the damage elsewhere. ”The fire started on the Second ave nue side of the building near the cor ner and without a more thorough inves tigation than T have been aide to make tonight I could not say how it started. The watchman told me that he smelled the lire and went to look for it. Before he got back to where he was the flame? were bursting up and the department had been notified.” question alone for the present. If we begin talking it will star*, them raising money and talking back. "Regarding the trust, I would neither attack nor defend them. We don't want a fight with them if we can help it." Oxnard wrote to Palmer on July l 1908: "After going over the situation with our friends here most carefully it was i deemed best that J should not put in an appearance at the Denver conven tion and J feel that it might be better if you stayed away also. Jt is all right for Morey and Gove to be there. Rut. I feel that our presence would do no good and flight do some harm with our republican friends at Washington next winter." Another written from Chicago on Oc tober 7, f907, to Oxnard said: "Wakeman was with Uncle Joe for four hours and feels that ho accom plished something, though he did not feel at liberty to tell me. much in detail. From here he went to Cincinnati at Foraker's request to meet him. He is leaving no stone unturned In his efforts | to get real protectionists put onto tho committee on ways and means to fill the five vacancies. Confident of Appointment "lie is confident that Fordney for one will he appointed but did not mention any other names. His advice is that we have as many business and manufacturing concerns as possible write to the speak er at Danville. "The next two months ought to pile up such a lot of letters to at least make an impression on the speaker. "Of course, I do not calculate that we will be able to control that committee in rase they bring in a Philippine tariff re vision bill, but the more strength we show in the House and the more strength wo develop there the stronger we will, of course, bo In the Senate." To Palmer, October 16, 1907, Oxard wrote from Upperville, Va.: "I had been trying to find out In such wise what chances we had on ways and means and am glad to get the informa tion you give on that score. Will bring oil pressure I can on Cannon. His per sonal friend of mine, and his summer at Saratoga outlined to me his plan of campaign for Uncle Joe. I shall expect to bring strong pressure through Lit taeur.” A letter to Oxnard dated October 1, 1907, and apparently from Palmer, spoke in part as follows: "In Denver I saw both Senators Teller and Patterson. Patterson told me that Dodge admitted to him that the Philip pine matter was not one of phllanthrophy and said to him that wre had those islands for the purpose of emphatically exploiting them with American capital and wre were going to do it. "Teller told me that Aldrich told him that he and his crowd would stand by us and try to keep the bill in the com mittee but if it got onto the lioor of the Senate in its embodyment they would have to stay with their party and vote for the passage of the bill. "Gove has talked so much wdth Tel ler about some matters that he finally became embarrassed and wdlling to go on the Philippine committee and I think now he is really anxious to do so. He will b« by all odds the strongest man we can have." The Palmer letter added: "That tho Philippine matter" probably would come up soon. "My idea has always been," it con tinued, "to stave the thing off until general tariff reduction comes, when we could trade with the other fellows." A letter from Oxnard to Palmer, July 1C, 1908, said in part: "I spent a day with Mr. Thomas re cently on his'yacht and he seems to think we had better stand in with Taft, is possible." A letter from Palmer attacked Taft for his stand on Philippine legislation; another said he had given some assur ances to the sugar men but would give no pledges that they could rely on." A letter from Palmer to Oxnard July 3, 1908, in part: "When Taft was nominated I sent him a congratulatory telegram and this morning received his thanks. On the twenty-ninth I sent him a letter recall ing my last interview with him and enclose copy herewith. 1 hope that he will not convey a verbal reply through some third party." Hard to Handle palmer w’rote Hamlin August S, 1911: 'T have found Bristow' a hard man to handle, for once he gets an idea into his head he does no seem to be willing to consider the various angles of the situation, rather is inclined to look straight through a telescope with big end toward him.” After explaining that ho had ap peared before the Hardwick committee at a “New York hearing” PaHmer added: “Mr. Spreckles was having tilings all bis own way over there and Mr. Ox nard wired me to come over. By going on the stand a few minutes I dropped a rock into the threshing machine that throw the belt and 1 am glad I w’ent over.” Oxnard wrote from Washington De cember 26, 19u7, to Palmer, then in Chi cago: “1 have seen Colonel Edwards and got him to agree with me that it is poor politics for Taft to push this mea sure this winter and he is going to try and bring him to that way of thinking. I also saw Loeb, who agreed with me that the whole subject had better be postponed and will talk with the Presi dent. While I have little hope of suc cess I shall keep at it on these lines.*’ Oxnard at Upperville, Va., received another letter from Chicago dated Octo ber 29, 1907. Here is part of it: “I was glad to hear of your intimacy with Llttauer and that you arc keeping that matter in mind, for, of course, if we could hold the wrays and means committee it w'ould save a lot of work and avoid a heap of danger. “Gove says further,” the letter con- I r FORMING POOL Cotton Raising Districts Divided to Control Seed Supply Guthrie, Okla., .June 18 —O. Brown, for merly a bookkeeper In the employ of the \V. H. Coyle Co., whose president, W. H Coyle, Is on trial here charged with form ing a cotton "pool" testified today that it was true that the cotton raising dis tricts of tills section of Oklahoma had been divided Into territories for the pur pose of controlling the cotton seed sup ply and that a certain tonnagb of seed was apjiortloned to oil mills in Tennes see, Araknsas. Missouri and Illinois, to keep them out of this territory. This was accomplished, said Brown, through the operation of the "Sons of I’lato" as the alleged •trust” at its formation was known and of the New States Jlrokerage company. Brown testified that the brok erage company was organized to continue the work of the “sons.” Efforts were made to exclude tile testi mony of Brown because his evidence would date beyond the statute of limita tions. Judge liustin, however, ruled that it was admissable to show the making I of the alleged agreement which the in dlctment charges has continued in opera tion. Letters purporting to have passed be tween members of the brokerage com pany were read by Attorney Genera! | West. One signed by Coyle read: “Always remember the big stick. We'll put in a little wedge tills year and drive it in next year.” Besides Coyle, W. C. Cawthom of Ok lahoma City and It. A. Vose of Kansas tlty, ^ Mo., are on trial charged with violating the Oklahoma law which would prohibit the alleged "pool.” GREENILEILL CELEBRATE THE 4TH Great Preparations Being Made to Entertain the Crowds Coming Greenville, June IS.—(Special.)—On last Thursday night a number of men mem bers of the Greenville Commercial club met and at tills meeting committees were appointed to take care of the different details of the grand celebration of the Fourth of July. Greenville is expecting to take care of many thousand visitors on that day and amusement will be fur nished for their entertainment never at tempted before by a city the size of Greenville. Thero^vill be different kinds of athletics, water battles, racing, danc ing, motor racing, brass bands, string bands, gorgeous display of artistic floats tournament and many other various forms of amusements. On Monday and Monday night Green ville baseball team will play the famous team of Cherokee Indians. The night games will be unusual and many 1000 candle power arc lights will illuminate the grounds. The temperature in Greenville yesterday reached the highest point of this year. About 2" o’clock the thermometer regis tered a bit over 93 degrees in the shade. The Alabama Baptist association will convene for a fifth Sunday meeting on June 28-29 at Antioch, about five miles northeast of Greenville. Appoint Realty Commissioner Douglas, Ariz., June 18.—The Sonora state government has appointed a realty commissioner to collect rentals of all property, including that of foreigners, according to letters received here today. Americans and other foreigners are pre paring to protest through their consuls, asserting that the eontiscatlon of revenues is virtually the same as the seizing of property. tinues, "that Colonel Cook further In forms him that If he succeeds ho will need hut three republicans on that committee to hold any matter up that may come.” = l_ • • • . ■ I J I RUN OVER BV CAR W. W. McDaniel of Dothan Probably Fatally Injured on Inspection Trip Dothan, June 18.—(Special.t -VV. W. Mc Daniel, supervisor of the Dothan division of the Central of Geotgla Railway com pany. was eeriouel.v anil probably fatally Injured today by being thrown from and run over by a motor car In which he was riding. The accident occurred about 9 o'clock this morning near Epperson, a small station 4:> miles west of Dothan on the Central road. Mr. McDaniel and Ills stenographer. C. \j. Collins, left DoLhan at 'i o'clock this morning, on a sma I motui **ar to go to Sampson, near Epperson. The ear while running about lo miles a%i hour, from some unknown cause jumped the track and ran a short distance on the ties. McDaniel, who occupied the front seat, was thrown forward in front of the car and rim over. His right arm was broken, bis left shoulder dislocated, his skull | broken and almost completely scalped. Collins, who was driving the car, was thrown forward, and landed between the | front and rear seat with his legs hang ing off and dragging on the ground. Ho was badly bruised and skinned, but not seriously hurt. People living nearby rushed to their j assistance and McDJnicl was carried to a house and a physician telephoned for. t Officials of the road were notified and a freight train stopped, the engine and ca boose made up as a special train which brought McDaniel and Collins to Dothan. The special reached. Dothan at 2:30 p. m. McDaniel was operated on here and is reported doing as well as could be ex pected. lie is in a critical condition, with slight chance of recovery. PRESIDENT AGAIN VISITS CAPITOL -- \ Given Ovation by Chance Crowd. Hard Time Finding Senators Washington, June 18.—President Wil son made another trip to the capitol today, and this time did not get away as inconspicuously as on previous oc casions. A large crowd had gathered to hear a band concert on the east front of the capitol, and when the President arrived there were cheers anil applause remin iscent of campaign days. The President rose In his automobile and waved his hat to the crowd. As he went through the corridor just in front of the Senate chamber members of the upper House caught a glimpse of him. It was th»* first time the President had visited the capitol when the Senate was actually In session. Later the sergeant-at-arms, scouring corridors for senators to make up a quorum, did not hesitate to enter the President’s room where he thought a group of senators had congregated 1 Senator Bacon, the only one who hap pened to be there, ended his confer ence quickly and returned to the Senate chamber. Deaths and Funerals N. P. T. Finch Simple funeral services were held over i the remains of N. P. T. Finch at his late residence, 1751 Woodlawn avenue. North Haven last night at 8 o’clock. This morn ing at £ o’clock the remains will be sent in care of Lige Loy to Washington, D. C., for interment in Arlington cemetery. Mr. Finch was born June 19, 1838, in Hornell, Steuben county. New York. He was at the time of his sudden death a few days in excess of 75 £ears Df age. He is survived by Mrs. Finch, a daugh- j ter, Ethel; two sons, E. B. Finch of Washington, and A. P. Finch of Birming ham, and two brothers, John M. Finch of Hornell, N. Y., and Frank F. Finch of Passaic, N. J. J. E. Farmer The remains of J. K. Farmer, aged 25 years, will be sent to Morris this morn ing for interment by Lige Loy. The de feased was seriously hurt iu railroad wreck at Springfield, Mo., several days ago and died on Monday in the Missouri city. His remains were sent to Birming ham. Mrs. J. B. Lavender Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. J. M. Lavender, who died Monday in a local infirmary, were conducted yes tcroay afternoon from the residence, 7804 Sloss avenue. Interment was in East Lake cemetery. t Ida May Smallwood Funeral services over the remains of Ida May Smallwood, aged 7 years, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Small voocf, 3819 Fifth avenue, north, will be conducted this afternoon from the resi dence. Interment will be in Forest Hill cemetery. Infant Hamilton Funeial services over the remains of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster Hamil ton, 1331 Twentieth street, south, who died yesterday morning, were conducted yesterday afternoon from the residence. Interment was in Elmwood cemetery. Mrs. F. Myers Funeral services over the remain.® of Mrs. F. Myers, aged G4 years, who died at a local infirmary Tuesday night, were cor ducted from her late residence, 817 Seventeenth street, north, yesterday aft ernoon at ^ o’clock. Interment was in Knessetn Israel cemetery. Mrs. Ella Crawford Bowling The remains of Mrs. Ella Crawford. Bowling, v/ho diea Monday night, were sent yesterday morning to Nixburg for Intel ment by Lige Loy's. Bernard Sandel Chew Funeral services over the rertTilns of Bernard Sandel Chew, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Preston S. Chew, who died Tuesday night were conducted yesterdav afternoon from the family residence, 3S00 Thirty-lourth avenue. Interment was iti Elmwood cemetery. J. friTing 4 Marion, June 18.—(Special.)—J. T. King died at his home near Scott’s station with heert c.isease. He was 45 years old, and a well known planter. A widow and several children together with numerous relatives survive him. The funeral took place at his home and burial at Craig’s^ chapel. Mrs. W. J. Byrd Girard, June 18.—(Special.)—Mrs. W. J. Byrd, one of the most popular church and Sunday school workers of Trin ity church, Phoenix, died last night in the City hospital, Columbus, Ga., where she had been taken yesterday morning for an operation. Mrs. Byrd was 37 years old, . and survived by her husband and one son also two brothers and a sister. The funeral will he conducted by Rev. H. T. Srbut of Hurtsboro. BHAW, the Undertaker. Phone lb L1GE LOY, Undertalker. Phono 7Jk JOHNS’ Undertaking Co. Phono .’A* THE COTTON EXPORTING INTERESTS ARE HOLDING IMPORTANT CONFERENCE i No definite action was taken yester day at the conference of the cotton ex porting interests held in Birmingham. The conference was called to order at 10 o’clock by J. P. Doughty of Augusta, Ga., In the rooms of the chamber of Com merce. About delegates were in at tendance. which included bankers, cotton exporters, compress owners and other representatives of the cotton handling interests, and tlje railroads and steam boat lines. The conference took up the recent or der of the steamship companies requir ing exceptions to be written In the bills of lading for cotton shipped to foreign ports, which becomes effective August 15. the beginning of the cotton season. The order provided that the bills of lad ing must show whether the cotton is in good shape when received or whether in a soiled, wet or any other undesirable condition. Attending the conference is Charles Henderson of the Alabama railroad com mission. Those who handle cotton are opposed to the order and say that it will work a hardship on the railroad companies and those who handle the cotton, as well as the cotton producer. All the meetings so far have been held behind closed doors and nothing official ly has been given out. The meeting will probably last several days. Those in at tendance are: J. P. Doughty, chairman, of Nemiker and Voyslang, Augusta; Melvin P. Bil lup, New Orleans and Northeastern rail road, New Orleans; W. D. Nesbitt, War rant Warehouse company. Birmingham; W. P. G. Harding, First National bank. Birmingham; Capt. J. O. Haskell, Atlantic Compress'company, Atlanta; James Men-1 gies, • Atlantic (’oast Line railroad com pany, Savannah: K. T. Willeox, Seaboard Air Line railway. Birmingham; L. E. Chalenor, Seaboard Air Line railway. Norfolk; C. B. Compton, Louisville and' Nashville railroad, Louisville; T. F. Steele, New Orleans and Northeastern railroad, and A. and V. and V. T. and P. railway, Now Orleans; George F. Macgregor, St. Louis and San Francisco railroad, Mem phis; H. B. Duckworth, H. B. Duckworth Co., Augusta; H. D. Moore. Missis sippi Central mllroad, Hattiesburg; <*. C. Hanson, Gulf Compress company, Mem phis; E. lv. Bryan, Jr., Illinois Central railroad. Memphis; G. B. Auburtin, N. O. N. railroad. New Orleans; W. Tur ner. Memphis cotton exchange, Memphis: J. L. Cox. Southern railroad, Columbus; C. B. Howard, Inman, Akers & Inman. Atlanta; George H. Turpin. Richland Compress company. Richmond; Randall Clifton, Southern railroad, Washington; i E. B. Blair, Mobile and Ohio railroad. Meridian; Elmo I,. Davidson. Mobile and j Ohio railroad and Southern railroad. Mo bile; A. Geiger. Queen and Crescent rail road. Cincinnati; G. F. Hustendal, Ala bama Great Southern railroad, Birming ham: George Land, Newburger Cotton company. Memphis; M. G. Buckingham, Central State bank, Memphis; T. O. Vin ton, Bank of Commerce and Trust com pany, Memphis; A. P. Coles, Central Bank and Trust corporation. Atlanta; \*. P. Hillyer, Georgia Bankers* association, Macon; William P. Rose, South Atlantic and Gulf steamship conference, New Or leans; F. D. M. Stachan, Stachen line, Brunswick; C. T. Airey, Central of Geor gia railroad. Savannah; S. T. DeMilt, South Atlantic and Gulf Steamship con ference, New Orleans. ATTEMPT TO ATTACK THE 1 PRINCIPLES OF GOVERNMENT CRITICISED BY JUSTICE WHITE Providence. K. 1.. June 18.—A pica to the American people to “frown down this attempt which Is growing in the land” to attack the principles of the government, was made by Chief Justice Edward Doug lass White, of the United States supreme court, in an address today at Brown uni versity, where he was awarded an honor ary degree of doctor of laws at the an nual commencement exercises. The chief justice raid in part: “The very foundation of our free in stitutions was the belief, not in the march of a triumphant democracy, not in the march of popular feeing and popular conduct unrestrained, but that men could restrain themselves, that great principles could be written into our national life, which could steer and guide und restrain and hold us and lead us on, and, free from anarchy, full of liberty, with life and property end everything that blesses mankind saved and secured. "Look around in this great land today. Where is there a country like it? The world has never seen the equal of it, and the world never can see its endurance if the American people forget the founda tion principles of their free institutions because of what they imagine to he an evil here and an evil there and seek to pull down the pillars of the temple in order that they may destroy what they suppose to he a rat in the house. “Let us frown down this attempt width is growing in the land. Many thought less persons today suppose that every thing that is wrong is in these institu tions, when, without the institutions, there would be no right and everything wrong." GITS GRAVE TO I P OFF GHOULS Five Detectives Guard the Grave of Late Jackson ville Manufacturer Jacksonville, Fla,, June 18.—Accord ing to information obtained here today the grave of E. O. Painter, late fer tilizer manufacturer, in Evergreen cemetery here, is being guarded day j and night by deputy sheriffs to prevent j the body being stol#n by ghouls. Tills action Is declared to have fol lowed information rendered the Painter family to the effect that six men hud come to the city with the intent of boring Into the grave and carrying away the body. Five deputies are guarding the grave at night and three in the day. Mrs. Painter is also said to be spending much of her time during the day be Blde tlie grave. The reports of the analysis of the viscera of Mr. Painter by Doctors Charles Glazer and Standlsh McCleary state •that no traces of poi son were found. The report also said that the examination showed tliut Painter had suffered from arterial scle rosis or hardening of the arteries to some extent. JUDGE WOOD TO MAKE HIS REPORT TODAY ON EXPRESS RATES At 4 o'clock this afternoon the express rote committee of the Board of Tradei will meet at the reading rooms of the Chambr of Commerce for the pur- j pose of hearing ttie report of Judge W. i J. Wood, who represented the board at the meeting of the Interstate commerce commission on express matter? held at Washington. It will be recalled that a special com mittee from the Board of Trade to in vestigate the charges of the express com panies made a report alleging that Bir mingham was being discriminated against by the express companies. Judge Wood was retained to take the matter u\> with the government and today he will make his report. <■* LABEL LEAGUE WILL END SESSIONS TODAY The convention of the Woman’s Inter- , national Lable league and Trades Union j Auxiliary will be brought to a close today when the officers will be elected, finul ( reports of committees made and the next ! place of meeting selected. Among the bus iness transacted yesterday was a rein dorsement of the national movement for equal suffrage and the annual address of Miss AriQR Fitzgerald, president of the league. The resolutions were adopted on the re cent alleged "deportation” of a union organizer. TRUCK HITS WAGON ; NEGRO IS INJURED An auto truck owned by the Alabama Tire and Repair company and driven by Roscoe O’Neal, a negro, collided with a delivery wagon of the Birmingham Trans fer-Traffic company at Fifth avenue and Twenty-fourth street last night about 8 o’clock. Doc Haw tome, who was riding on the truck, was hurled from his seat and •seriously injured. The auto truck was badly damaged, but the delivery wagon .escaped more easily. Fresh Air Outing The Volunteers of America will give a fresli air outing to a number of boy* and girls June 23 at Gate City. There will be a free dinner and good music. Cars will leave Twenty-second street and First •venue at 8:30 o'clock •. m. IMPROVED SERVICE ON MOBILE AND OHIO Meridian. Mins., Juno 18.—(Special.)— Following a conference with leading business men of Meridian and Okalona, Supt. C. A. Pigford of the Mobile and Ohio railway, has announced a new schedule on the northern division of that road out of Meridian, which will be a great convenience to the business men of the towns along the line and will help keep Mississippi business in the state, in cidentally benefiting the jobbers and manufacturers of Meridian who have been working for this train for a long time. The new schedule will go into effect in about 30 days, leaving Okalona about G o’clock in the morning, making con nections at. Artesty with Sfarkville and Columbus and with Aberdeen at Muldoon Junction. ANNUAL BATTLE OF COPS AND LADDIES ATRIGKWOODTOBAY Daley Will Pitch for Policej Roberts for the Firemen The annual right between the firemen and the pollcement will b<? waged thin afternoon at Rickwood park. Trained for the gruelling game by constant practice the two nines are in the pink of condi tion and should present an 'interesting game. The proceeds of the battle will b2 awarded to the East Lake Rescue Home. W ith the choice talent of the respective departments in the lineup, the cops and laddies are evenly matched With Jiuj Daley on the firing line for the police-*, men and Roberts hurling for the tire ladr dies, a splendid pitchers’ duel promises to ensue. The game will begin at 4 o’clock. The lineup follows: Policemen: Vaughn, left Meld; WarrerC right field; Moreland, first base; liunelL, shortstop; Harrison, third base; Ed Dyoii, second base; K. Warren, center held; Daley, pitcher; Babcock, catcher. Firemen: Glover, second base; Smith, first base; Marshall, third base; Suggs, shortstop; Hooper, center llelder; Gile*. right llelder; Mims, left fielder; Ilolt, catcher; Roberts, pitcher. WHOLESALE GROCERS’ OUTING SATURDAY The wholesale grocers of Birmingham will give their annual barbecue and pic nic to their employes next Saturday \\X Oxford latke. near Anniston, and thp greater number of the stores will be closed. The train will leave the Terminal station at 7:30 o’clock. * The following stores will remain closet all day Saturday on account of the out ing: J. O. Taylor Sc Co.; Taylor-Wheeldr Grocery company; Tyler Grocery coni* pany; B. F. Roden Grocery companyf; F. F. Norton & Soft; McLester Si Van* Hoose; Hood Grocery Co.; G. \V. Hopsofl & Son; Franklin, Stiles Sc Franklin; Col* lines Sc Co., and the Beck Candy and Grocery company. WRECK ONl. & N. DELAYS TRAFFIC Mountain Creek. June 18.—(Special.)-^ The accident which occurred on the Louldr ville and Nashville railroad last nlghfc near here, amounted to the ditching 'o* 19 freight cars. * This occasioned a delay of some eight or 10 hours to the regular passenger amt mail trains. The wreckers Were soon .Tt work and after 10:30 a track was con* structed which remedied the matter. PERSONAL -- - k D. M. Dremien returned yesterday from a ten days’ business trip to eastern' &iijg northern cities. _ t r Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Faulkner of Dgllci Tex., are visiting Mrs. 3. S. Baldridge; 2317 Eighth avenue, north. Kate Conference July 2 The tentative date for the confefer.cg between the railroad and transportation! committee of the’Chamber of Cptnn|er« •» the representatives of the manufactiuir.l plants and the traffic managers of tlili lailroads entering the city has boon sv| for July 2. At this meeting the question of tralflc rates will be discussed. Tim above date was set with the understand ing that it would be changed If not suljfl able to all parties. ---:-± ALABAMA’S GREAT DRUG STORE Crkn n Prices Slashed At Collier’s Thursday, Friday, Saturday A big three-day sale on all kinds of Soaps will be the Collier feature for Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Your favorite toilet, bath and laundry Soap is included in this lot, at a big saving. 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