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LAMAR RESOLUTION
CAUSED WRECK OF
REPUBLICAN PARTY
Some Inside Details of the
Famous Baiting of T. C.
I. Co. Absorption
SUDDEN CHANGE BY
TAFT ADHERENTS
Sequel to Strange Story Will Be
Known Only AA’hen Supreme
Court Decides Steel Cor
poration Case
By HOLLAND
New York, July 28.—(Special.)—It may be
that should prosecutions follow the pre
sumed action of the grand jury which is
understood to have found indictments for
criminal violation of the United States
statute which forbids the impersonation
by any one of a public officer of the
United States it will be possible to com
plete a chain of incidents which as a
whole wrould be unparalleled in American
history.
It is a matter of record and of public
knowledge that throughout the entire in
cumbency of President Roosevelt, from
1901 until 1909. his administration at
Washington did not regard the organiza
tion and operation of the United States
Steel corporation as being in violation of
the Sherman law. Attorney General
Charles J. Bonaparte, who served in a
part of Roosevelt’s administration, never
regarded the Steel corporation as organ
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lied or operating in violation of the Sher
man law. Attorney General Knox, who
was afterward Secretary of State in
Taft’s administration and Attorney Gen
oral Moody, who was afterward associate
justice of the supreme court at Washing
ton, whose attention had at one time or
another been called to the Steel corpora
tion. never reported to President Roose
velt that any action should he taken
against that corporation. Colonel Roose
velt testified In January of this year that
no information had ever been given to
him by any governmental authority which
tended in the slightest degree to show that
the Steel corporation ought to be pro
ceeded against.
James A. Garfield, who was a member
of Roosevelt's administration, testified re
cently that he never discovered any good
reason for prosecuting the United States
Steel corporation for violating the Sher
man law.
In the first two years of President Taft’s
term it seemed to be the sentiment of the
administration that there were no reasons,
either official or informal, for proceeding
against the Steel corporation. Judge Gary
had frequently informed both administra
tions that if in the viev of Use government
the Steel corporation was doing anything
in violation of the Sherman law, then in
stantly measures would he taken to eradi
cate from the Steel corporation’s methods
whatever the government found fault
with. Hut there never was any intimation
that the government tnrough the earl>
pt^tf of Taft’s admlnisration looked even
with suspicion upon the Steel corporation’s
organization and methods.
A Sudden Change
Suddenly In the fall of 1911. only about
a year before the presidential election of
1912, Attorney General Wlckersham filed
a complaint in the federal court in which
It was charged that the United States
Steel corporation was organized and op
erated in violation of the Sherman law.
The Attorney General professed to be able
to establish by evidence such Illegality as
would justify the courts in dissolving the j
corporation. For nearly a year the taking
of evidence before a special examiner in |
thlH proceeding has been !n progress.
Suddenly and almost coincident!.'' in
point of time with the adjournment over
a summer recess of the hearings before
the special examiner in the Steel appro
priation persecution, there came testimony
upon the witness stand at Washington
which furnished several important and
highly dramatic links in the chain which
will not be completely fabricated until the
supreme court at Washington decides
whether the Steel corporation has vio
lated the Sherman law or not or until the
government abandons, as some think it
will do. the prosecution of the Steel cor
poratlffti for violation of the Sherman law.
Testimony was given upon the witness
stand at Washington recently that some
time in the spring of 1911 Edward Uauter
baek of this city called upon the late J.
P. Morgan to show him a copy of a reso
lution which had been prepared, as the
record apparently shows, by David Uamar,
calling for an investigation by a commit
tee of the lower house of Congress Into
the United States Steel corporation’s af
fairs. Whatever may have been the pur
pose In showing Mr. Morgan this resolu
tion, whatever suspicions he may have
had as to that purpose, nevertheless there
seems to be Intimation in the record that
had Mr. Morgan acted as he might have
done the resolution would have been sup
pressed and never offered upon the floor
of Congress. Certain of the executive offi
cers of the Steel corporation were shown
this resolution. It did not seem greatly to
Interest them, although they suspected
that had certain propositions been made
by them, amicable or reasonable, the reso
lution would never have been introduced.
The Stanley Committee
As this resolution did not seem particu
larly to interest Mr. Morgan or the St cl
people it did find its way into the lower
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Atlanta Is Ready
Everything is in great shape for the big
convention of the Southern Merchants
August 4 to 15.
We’re looking for four thousand or more
of the men who want to do bigger and bet
ter merchandising.
We’re all going to have a good time.
There’s a great programme, dealing
with the questions that press home to every
merchant: Credits, Collections, Crops,
Management, Buying, Selling and all the
rest.
The fun features will be the best ever.
Inspection of all the factories and stores
will afford visitors opportunity to see some
of Atlanta’s big successes in actual opera
tion.
Be here, Merchants. It will pay you well.
Atlanta Merchants and
Manufacturers Association
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Two Michigan Marks Fall
Grand Rapids, Mich., July 28. Two
broken records, a great crowd and ideal
weather featured the Inauguration today
of Grand Rapids’ third annual grand cir
cuit race meetings. First Chian. driven
by Trainer Doc Tanner, lowered all
marks for Michigan tracks. Bllings'
great black gelding was started to lower
l the Comstock track trotting record of
2:06 1-4, established by Dudie Archdale
two years ago. He not only did tills
with ease, but also bettered by three sec
onds the state record of 2:02%, stepped by
Hamburg Belle at Detroit four years ago.
Chian's time was I :o0%.
In the third and deciding heats of the
2:05 pace, the Giftline stake, Longworth
B lowered the season's race record to
2:02^2- He took this event in straight
heats. Walter Cochato. a highly fan
cied favorite, failed to show better than
third, and that in the final heat. At the
conclusion of the programme it was an
nounced that Walter Cochuto and driver
I>'gg were suspended for 12 days.
The 2:18 trot brought to light two new
2:10 trotters in Creosote, winner of the
first heat in 2;O0Mn and Grand Marshal,
winner of thre subsequent heats, all in
2:08 and a fraction.
Summaries:
2:15 pace, purse $1000, 3 in 5.
Gratten Royal b. by Grattan
(Ray) . 1 l l
i t'rlncess Margaret, b. m., (Lane) 2 2 3
Margot. Hal, I), m., (McDonald) ..302
Auto Bombro b. s., (Spencer) .... 5 3 4
Elbrino Belle, Black Badge. Hal King
and Strath storm also* started.
Time 2:06 1-4, 2:08, 2:07%.
The Gift Line, purse $2000, 2:05 class
paeiu. 3 in 5:
I At ng worth B. b*. g.f by H. Ontine
(Murphy) . 1 1 l
Baron A, b. s., (Cox) . 2 3 4
Blower Direct, b. m., (Whitehead) 3 2 ft
Knight Onwardo, b. s., (Hay) _ 5 6 2
Walter Coehato and Jones Gentry also
started.
Time 2:06%, 2:05%, 2:02%.
Special event, Chian to lower Comstock
track record, set a new mile mark for
Michigan tracks of 1:59%. Fractional
times 29%. 59%. 3:31 1-4, 1:59%.
The Northrop purse $1000 for three-year
old trotters of the 2:16 class, 2 In 3:
Hollyrood aKte, ro. f., by Joe
Dodge (McDonald) .. 1 1
Hollyrood Bertha b., f. (Dodge) _ 2 2
Great Governor b. c., (Ctterbaek) 3 5
Lady Elmhurst ro. f.. (K. Ben von) ft 3
Cogantle, Sweet spirit and Blackburn
Y\ al ts also started.
Time 2:11 1-4. 2:13.
2:18 class trotting, purse $100, 3 In 5:
Gland Marshal bl. g.. by Ess H.
Kay, (Snow) . 5 1 1 1
Creosote bl. g., by Todd (Ray) 12 6 7
MeCloskey br. g., (McDonald) 2 3 3 *i
Reusens ch. g.. (Geers) 6 5 2 2
Major Russell and Grace Flagler also
started.
Time 2:09%, 2:08%, 2:08 1-4, 2:08 1-4.
house of Congress and a committee was
appointed pursuant to Its recommenda
tions. That was the so-called Stanley
committee. One member of that commit
tee. Martin \Y. Littleton, who represented
a New York city district, after the com
mittee had been sitting for some weeks
arose to a question of personal privilege
and made the statement upon the floor
of the House in which he said that there
was maintained in the city of Washing
ton an organization styling itself “the
American Anti-trust league,” and that
this organization was masquerading under
this name for the purpose of “beguiling
earnest workers for reform and at the
same time serving the sordid and mercen
ary appetites of its representatives in
Washington.”
M*. Littleton furthermore mentioned
upon the floor of the lower house of Con
gress the najiie of Henry D. Martin, as
serting that this Mr. Martin was the dic
tator of the American Anti-trust league.
He stated again that when he, Littleton,
was appointed a member of the Steel com
mittee he found “this Martin in the office i
of the chairman of the committee pre- j
paring matters for investigation by he
committee, discussing the affairs of the
Steel corporation and in the confidence of 1
ihe staff of the chairman's office.”
Mr. Littleton's speech was made long
before there had been testimony on the
witness stand which tended to show' that|
David Lamar prepared the Steel corpor
ation investigation resolution, or that Ed
ward Lauterback had shown this resolu
tion to J. P. Morgan and to executive offi
cers of the Steel corporation before it was
introduced into Congress. Testimony
upon the witness stand appeared very
closely to connect the Mr. Martin whose
name Representative Littleton mentioned
in his speech upon the floor of Congress
with Edward Lauterback and with David
Lamar.
Attracted Widespread Attention
The Stanley committee and especially its!
chairman wrere enabled in the course ut j
the investigation which they carried on to '
attract widespread public attention. But
it was not until some four months ati'er the
Stanley committee began its investigations
that the administration of President Taft
apparently began to change its opinion
respecting the legality of the organization
and operation of the United States Steel
corporation.
In the complaint brought by the govern
ment there was an allegation which in
plain English asserted that President
Roosevelt had been “bamboozled” by
Judge Gary and Henry C. Frick so that
the Steel corporation was assured of
Roosevelt’s approval-of the contemplated
purchase of the Tennessee Coal and Iron i
company. This allegation was subse-;
quently stricken out. President Taft is
reported to have said that he had no
knowledge that the allegation had been
incorporated in the bill of complaint, but
it has been an open secret among busi
ness men and among many of thedeading
republican politicians that it was this al
legation which Anally pursuaded Colonel
Roosevelt to accept the leadership of the
progressive party, he being convinced that
its insertion in the bill of complaint was
proof of the hostility of the Taft admin
istration toward him. The prosecution by
the Taft administration of the Steel cor
poration alienated many business men
from the republican party and. in the
opinion of well informed politicians, ex
plains part of the strong support which
Colonel Roosevelt gained when candidate
for President last year and also the sup
port which republican business men gave
to Woodrow Wilson. Tf this be a correct
understanding, there can be traced back
to the resolution said to have been written
by David Lamar and confessedly at one
time In the hands of Edward Lauterback
the wreckage of the republican party „at
the presidential election last year. There
remains only to complete this strange his
tory the decision of the supreme court in
the proceedings against the United States
Steel corporation.
5-CENTCAR FARE
A committee representing the citizens of
Vineville, appeared before Judge Lane
yesterday with a petition for a 5 cent
street ear fare to Birmingham. They
stated they were within the city limits
of Birmingham and based their request
upon the recent action of the Birming
ham Railway, Light and Power company
In allowing a o cent fare to Fairfield,
Wylam and other communities on the
outskirts.
The committee was composed of R. P.
Patterson, M. Bonnel and Leroy Reeves.
Vineville is on the North Bessemer street
car line. The petition will probably lie
brought before the commission as a body
at the meeting this afternoon. Commis
sioner Lane staled he desired to make no
comments on it yesterday.
PRISONERS REMAIN
IN ANNISTON JAIL
Wikle Will Be Ready for Transfer
When Formal Order From I)r.
Oates Is Received
Anniston, July 28.—(Special.)—No
forma) order has been received by
Mayor J. L. Wikle of tills city as yet
from Dr. W. M. Oates, state mill and
prison inspector, calling for the trans
fer of the city prisoners from the city
jail to tlie county jail.
However, Mayor Kikle is continuing
ills preparations for the change and
will be ready to meet it when the for
mal order is received from Inspector
Oates. He is conferring with Sheriff
Brooks in regard to the feeding of the
prisoners and hopes to make a contract
that will enable the city to keep the
prisoners in the county jail without in
curring a burdensome expense.
One of the problems that will arise
under the innovation will be the daily
bathing of the city convicts. This has
been ordered by Dr. Oates. At present
and ever since the removal of the coun
ty prisoners to the new jail, regular
baths and change of clothing for the
prisoners has been mandatory. The city
prisoners, will fall under the same reg
ulation* when they go to the new jail.
NATIONAL LEAGUE
STANDING '
Played. YY on. Lost. Pet.
New York . 92 63 29 .685
Philadelphia . 98 52 36 .591
Chicago . 92 48 44 i>22
Pittsburg . 90 46 45 .50<»
Brooklyn . 86 42 44 488
Boston . 89 38 51 .427
St. Louis . 91 36 55 .396
Cincinnati . 96 36 GO .375
Homers Beat Dodgers
Cincinnati, July 28.—Cincinnati, by op
portune batting, won from Brooklyn to
day 7 to 5. Yingling was knocked out of
the box. Allen was wild and was hit for
a home run by Groh with a man on base.
Stack was effective. Packard had ons
bad inning. Miller played first base in
place of Daubert. who was out of the
game with a weak ankle. Score:
Brooklyn— AB. Ft. H. O. A. EL
Moran, rf. 4 0 2 0 0 0
Cutshaw, 2b. 5 0 0 2 4 0
Meyer, cf. 4 0 1 2 0 0
Wheat. If. 4 1 2 2 0 1
Fischer, c. 4 112 3 1
Smith, 3b. 4 0 0 1 2 0
Fisher, ss. 4 1 - 3 2 0
Miller, lb. 3 1 1 12 0 0
Y'ingling. p. ....... 0 1 ft 0 1 0
Allen, p. 1 0 0 0 1 0
Stack, p. 0 0 0 0 0 0
♦Kirkpatrick . 1 0 0 0 0 0
♦♦Heckinger . 1 0 0 0 0 0
♦♦♦Phelps . 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals . 36 5 8 24 13 2
♦Batted for Allen in seventh.
♦♦Batted for Stack in ninth.
♦♦♦Batted for Moran in ninth.
Cincinnati— AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Bescher. If. 3 0 1 1 1 0
Devore, cf. 4 1 1 3 0 0
Groh. 2b. 4 1 2 4 2 0
Hoblitzell, lb. 4 0 1 7 0 0
Tinker. 3b. 4 0 0 4 1 0
Sheckard. rf. 2 1 1 3 0 0
Berghammer, ss. .. 3 2 2 2 3 2
Clark, c. 2 113 2 0
Packard, p. 4 1 1 0 3 1
Totals .30 7 10 27 12 3
Score by innings:
Brooklyn .040 000 010—5
Cincinnati .903 121 00*—7
Summary: Two base hit, Moran. Three
base hits. Hoblitzel, Berghammer. Clark.
Home run. Groh. Flits. Y'ingling 6 in 2 2-3
innings, Allen 3 in 3 1-3 innings, Stack
1 in 2 innings. Sacrifice hit, Bescher.
Stolen bases. Wheat, Devore. Double
plays, Fisher, Cutshaw to Miller. First
on balls, Allen 3, Stack F’ackard 2.
Struck out, Allen 1. Stack Packard 1.
Time, 2:04. Umpires, O’Day and Fhnslie.
Cubs Win Farce
Chicago, July 28.—Chicago and Boston
gave a farcial exhibition of baseball to
day. and at the finish the score stood
9 to 4 in favor of the locals. Th;e slow
infielding behind Tyler, who was on the
mountd for the visitors, was responsi
blt for the large score of the home club.
As a conclusion to the game, Phelan
played the famous hidden ball trick on
Collins, a pinch runner and the game was
over. Score:
Fioston— AB. R. H. O. A. E.
Maranville, ss. 4 0 0 3 4 0
Clymer, rf. 2 0 0 2 0 0
Lord, rf. 2 0 0 3 0 0
Connolly, If. 4 2 1 0 0 1
Smith, 3h. 4 0 3 0 0 U
Sweeney. 2b. 4 0 113 0
Myers, lb. 4 2 1 10 2 0
Mann, cf. 3 0 1 2 0 0
Bi own, c. V 0 1 3 3 0
Tyler, p. 2 0 0 0 3 1
Noyes, p. 1 0 0 0 2 0
♦Titus . 1 ft 1 0 0 0
•♦Collins . 0 0 0 0 0 0
••♦McDonald . 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals . 36 4 9 24 17 2
•Batted for Brown in ninth.
•♦Ran for Titus in ninth.
♦•♦Batted for Noyes in ninth.
Chicago— AB. R. H. O. A. E
Leach, cf. 1 2 0 1 0 0
Williams, cf. 2 0 0 1 0 0
Phelan, 2b.-3b. 5 2 2 4 2 1
Schulte, rf. 3 1 2 0 0 0
Zimmerman. 3b ... 3 0 1 0 0 0
Evers. 2b. 1 0 0 0 6 0
Saler, lb. 4 0 2 13 0 0
Mitchell, if. 2 1 0 3 1 0
B rid well, ss. 2 1 1 1 3 0
Corriden, ss. 0 0 0 o 0 1
Bresnahan. c. 3 114 0 0
Humphries, c. 3 1 1 4 0 0
Totals . 30 9 11 27 14 2
Score by innings:
Boston ......010 001 002—4
C hl« ago .211 410 OOx—9
Summary: Two-base bits, Bresnahan.
Smith. Hits, Tyler. 10 in 4 innings;
Noyes 1 in 4. Sacrifice hita. Schulte,
Br id well. Bases on balls, Tyler 3. Hum
phries 1, Noyes 2. Hit by pitcher. Noyes
(Bridwell). Struck out. Humphries 4.
Noyes 1. Passed ball. Brown. Wild pitch.
Tyier. Time 1:30. Umpires, Klem and
Orth.
Seaton Wins Easily
Pittsburg. July 28.—Philadelphia
hammered Pittsburg pitchers tills alt*
ernoon while Heaton pitched fine ball,
tile visitors winning 6 to 2. Philadel
phia got four runs off Camnitz and
Adams relieved him in the fourth. From
that lime on it was a one-sided affair
as Pittsbiirg was not able to do any
thing with Seaton. Score:
Philadelphia— AB. R. H. O. A. i..
Paskert, ef. I 2 3 0 0 0
Paskert, ef.4 1 1 1 4 u
Knabe. 2b.4 1 t 1 4 U
Robert. 3b.:i 1 1 0 4 0
Beckerrt. If. 3 1 2 4 0 0
Cravatii, rf. 4 0 2 2 0 0
Ruderus, lb. 4 0 0 11 0 0
Doolun. ss. 4 0 0 4 3 1
Killifer. e.4 t 2 5 1 0
Seaton, p. 3 0 0 0 1 U
Totals . 33 6 11 27 13 1
Pittsburg— AH. R. H. O. A. E.
Vlox. 2b. 4 0 0 2 1 II
Carey, if. 4 1 3 4 0 0
Kommers. of. ... 3 0 0 3 n 0
Wagm r, ss. 4 0 0 2 0 u
Miller, lb. 3 0 0 8 0 0
Wilson, rf.3 n 0 2 1 0
McCarthy. 3b. ... 2 0 o 3 2 ')
Butler. 31i.1 0 1 fl •> "
Simon, ..2 1 l 3 0 •
•Meteor . 1 J) 0 0 0 0
Coleman. c. .... O’. 0 0 0 o. 0
Canmify, r».o f o o 0 i o
••Wood .........1 0 0 0 0 0
Adaips. p. ...... 1 0 1 0 2 M
•••11%‘Htt 1 0 1 0 0 »»
Cooper, p. 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals . 30 * 2 6 27 S 0
•Batted for Slnron in eighth.
••Butted for Cafrmitz in third.
••♦Ratted for Adams in eighth.
Score by innings:
Philadelphia .. 202 001 100—6
Pittsburg .* 00 2 000 004)—2
Summary: Two base hits. Gravath,
Killifer. Three base hits, Knabe, Beck
* Home nrn, Carey. Stolen bastes.
; Wagper, Gravath. Sacrifice hits. Sen
I ton. Kirn lie. ‘ Sacrifice files. I*obert.
Becker. Hits, Camnitz 5 in 3 innings:
Adams? *4 in *f»; Cooper -2 in 1. Bases on
balls. Seaton 2, Cafniiltz 1. Double plays,
Killifer to Ludertis: Knal>e. • Doolan to
Luderous 2. Struck out,-Seaton 4. Cam
nitz 1. Adams 2. Time, -li37. Umpires,
Bigler and Byron.
Matty Is Invincible
St: Uttuis, July 28. —\1afhe Wsou pitched
unbeatable ball against St. Louis tcylay
and Xew York won, 4 to <).. . Doak held
t he. champion's hit less during the last two
rounds. /\fter walking the first two men
to face htm. Harmon steadied and was
almost as. good as ‘‘Matty" for six in
nings. . Mathewson was. never in danger.
Sensational. stops by Fletcher and Sha
fer atoned for the three harmless errors
made;,between them. Score:
St. L'ouig— AR. R. H. O. A. E,
Huggins, 2b. 3 0 1 3 1 0
\ta«ge. If. .. 4 0 1 2 0 0
oakes. cf. . 4 0 0 4 0 0
Whlfted. es. 4 .'0 l 0 R 1
Koqetrhy. lb. 4 0 0 13 0. 0
Evans, rf. ..*3 0 1 2 0 0
Wlngoi c. __.. ’3 '0 0 2 1 1
Roberts, e. 0 0 0 1 0 0
Mowrey, 3b. . 3 0 0 0 2 0
Harmon, p. L......'2 0 0 0 3 0
Doak, p. . 1 0 0 0 2 0
Totals .31 0 4 27 15 2
Xew York— AH. R. H. O. A. E.
Burns, If. ^ 2 2 4 0 0
Shafer, 3b... 4 0 12 12
Fletcher, ss. ....... 3 1 1 3 2 1
Doyle. 2b. 3 0 0 0 4 0
Merkle, 1b. ;.. 3 0 0 10 0 0
Murray, rf. 4 0 1 1 1 0
Meyers, c.' .. 3 0 0 3 1 0
Wilson, o. . 0 0 0 2 0 0
Snodgrass, cf. 4 1 1 2 0 0
Mathewson. p. 4 0 0 0 2 0
Totals .....31 4 fi 27 11 3
Xew York .. 100 001 200—4
St. Louis-./... . 000 000 000—0
Summary: Two base hits, Burris,
Fletcher, Evans. Three base bits. Snod
grass* Burns. Hits, off yarmon, H in
7 innings; off Doak. none in 2. Sacrifice
hit. Fletcher. Sacrifice flv, Doyle. Stolen
bases. Evans. Fletcher. Wilson. Double
pla.vy Fletcher to Merkle. Ha3es on basils.
Harmon 4. Doak \, Mathewson 2. Struck
out. Harmon 1. Doak 1. Mathewson 5.
Passed ball, Roberts. Time, 1:45. Um
pires. Harmon and Eason.
Convicts Watched
Ossinig. N. Y.. July 28.—Close watch
was kepf on the convicts in Sing Sing
today to prevent another revolt. The dis
covery of two sticks of dynamite in a
cell last night indicated that the plots
of the rebellious prisoners tp destroy
property as a protest against prison con
ditions were not yet over.
Moose Jubilee Begins
(Tlncinanti, Ohio, July 28. - The silver ju
bilee convention of the I.oyal Order of
Moose began here today. Representative
Richmond P. Hobson made the principal
speech.
Washington, July 28,-rThe republican
Cuminetti filibuster today clipped a min
ute off the record for short session of
the House. It took the body just three
minutes to adjourn. Saturday the session
lasted four minutes.
Immediately after the opening prayer
had been concluded today Representative
Gardner, in charge of the filibuster in the
absence of Republican Leader Mann,
made the point that no quorum was pres
ent. and Representative Clayton moved to
adjourn. It is probable that before long
the democrats will end the filibuster by
allowing time for debate in the Caminetii
case.
Pezet in Peru
Los Angeles, Cal., July 28.—Frederico
A. Pezet, envoy extraordinary and min
ister plenipotentiary from Peru is in Los
Angeles today on a tour of western cit
ies to Washington. Having completed
his mission to procure a site for the
Peruvian building at San Francisco, ho
is engaged in gathering data on trade
relations between the pacific coast, and
the South American republic. He was en
tertained here today by the Chamber of
Commerce.
-———->»i ■ ———
Women Eligible Clerks
Chicago, July 28. —In an opinion given
today. County Judge Owens held that
all women are eligible for appointments
as clerks of election, and .that all women
who can qualify as householders—t hat Is,
who are the head of the family, support
ing it Independently—may serve as judges
of election, under the new women's suf
frage law in Illinois.
New Peruvian Cabinet
London, July 28.—The Peruvian legation
announces here today General Enrique
| Varela has for a new cabinet to take the
place of the .cabinet under Dr. Aurelk)
Souza, wtych recently resigned.
Revolution Rumored
Lisbon, Portugal, July 28.—Reports cur
rent abroad of a revolutionary move
ment In Lisbon are without foundation.
The Portugese capital is quiet.
ISTREET RESUMES
; HIS SPEECH TODAY
Trial of Southern Whole
sale Grocers Is Near
ing the End
The case of the United Slates against
the Southern Wholesale Grocers' associa
tion will be resumed this morning before
Judge William 1. Grubb of the federal
court. The case was adjourned from last
week until today when £)', 1). Street,' Uni
ted States district attorney, will resume
Ills argument in prosecution of the grocers
alleging contempt of court in violating
the restraining decree of 1911. ''
It is considered probable that Judge
Grubb will announce his decision Within
a few days after the case is rohrtiftled.
It is believed that the case .will be fin
ished tomorrow or no later than tli« n#xt
day. Practically all the arguments have
been made, all witnesses have been 'ex
amined and It only remains for Mr: Street
to finish his argument before the ease
is closed. It is possible that the court
will permit the testimony of ope or two
witnesses in reference to a few disputed
points.
The case lias been on trial bow over
two weeks. Tt was adjourned twice. The
court lias permitted the attorneys to
argue the case without time; limitation
and on that account the arguments have
been rather extensive.
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• KII.LED IIV >1AI) RlIV i
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i St. James. Minn.. July 2S.—Run- 4
• ning into deep eenterfield to ,get 4
• under a long tty In a baseball game *
f here yesterday. Richard Rlqom- 4
• quist, a young farmer, crashed into 4
• a haybucker and was .pierced 4
• through the chest, bv a steel prong. 4
i He died immediately. 4
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-BAC Talk
ELECTION
This Tuesday Evening, 6:30, Empire Hotel,
4th Avenue and 22d Street
Say, you candidates for directors! Have your
friends there or you may get lost in the shuffle.
Dutch treat dinner in courses, only 50 cents. l<ast
Tuesday’s menu was a hummer -this will be still bet
ter.
Be there, everybody!
Birmingham Ad Club

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