Newspaper Page Text
__ THE BIRMINGHAM AGE HERALD \
VOLUME XXXXIII__ BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 15, 1913 J2 PAGES NUMBER 101 HENRY LANE WILSON IS REPRIMANDED BY PRESIDENT WILSON Mexican Ambassador Publicly Rebuked for Recent Attack on British Foreign Office—Express Regrets to Sir Edward Grey for Such “Impropriety” Action Follows Confirmation of Press Dispatch Regarding Ambassador's “Congratulatory Speech” to Huerta. Considered Accepting Resignation Immediately. Bryan Gives Out Statement h Washington, August 14—President Wilson tonight public ly reprimanded Ambassador HAnry Lane Wilson for his recent attack on the British foreign office. Ambassador Page was in structed to express to Sir Edward Grey the regret of the Amer ican government that a diplomatic official of the United Sates “should have been guilty of such an impropriety.” The net Ion of tue ailmlnlMtrntlon were followed receipt of n cablegram from Ambassador Page In Uoiirion. officially conflrmlng the Associated Press dis patch which had quoted a statement from the British government that It hnd recogulred the Huerta regime In Mexico along with France and Ger many after a ‘'congratulatory speech” to President Huerta by Ambassador Wilson on behalf of the diplomatic corps In Mexico City. The official Interpretation of the statement here was that Great Britain at the time believed from Ambassador Wilson’s act that the United States in tended to recognize the Huerta gov ernment. Ambassador Wilson in an au thorized interview declared that if the statement really emanated from the British foreign office it was ‘a pure subterfuge unworthy of the British for eign office," and "at variance with its traditions and with the character it has maintained before the world for two centuries." Secretary Bryan after a conference with the President tonight then sent the fol lowing cablegram to Ambassador Page: "The Interview given to the press yes terday by Mr. Henry Bune Wilson, whose resignation as ambassador to Mexico has been accepted to take effect at the end of his vacation, October 14, having been brought to the Presidents attention, lie directs nie to ask you to call at the Brit ish foreign office unfl say to Sir Edward Grey that lie disclaims any responsibility tor Mr. Wilson s action in tiie matter and for the language employed by him in ids interview and that he regrets exceedingly that a diplomatic official in the employ of this government should have been guilty of such an impropriety." issues Statement Secretary Bryan not only gave the a l ove to the press, but issued the fol lowing statement: "A copy of the cablegram to the Ameri can embar s-- wi»s m i.I to Ambassador Wilson. Mr. Bryan added that the Presi- j dent does not go further at this time because he takes it for granted that the action which he is obliged to take in I this matter will be to him (Ambassador Wilson) a sufficient reminder of his of ficial duties." In this connection it was admitted that tin. administration seriously had consid ered a summary acceptance of Ambassa dor Wilson’s resignation to take effect immediate!?-, but it was said by officials who characterized tonight the action as u sufficient reprimand, that only in the event of uny other utterances or action dlstusteful to the administration by the ambassador would such a course be fol lowed. Administration officials felt particular solicitude about the possible effect of Ambassador Wilson’s remarks in Great Britain because at tills time the Ameri can government is relying on the moral support of tiie European powers in the effect to suggest a peaceful ending to tiie Mexican revolution. Favor Peace Policy Informal assurances have been received by President Wilson that foreign govern ments are disposed to look with favor on the peace policy being pursued by the United States, and In tfurn, the Wash ington administration intends to keep these governments fully advised of the *Ups taken by John Bind, personal repre sentative of the President in Mexico. Definite information came from White House today concerning Mr. Bind’s mis sion to the effect that he carried the views of the American government to ward Mexico in writing and tiiai he would ’« present these viewt through ('barge O’Shaughnessy when it Reemeri to Nm the best opportunity offered. He probably will not act, however before next week. It was learned that while various ideas ore suggested throughout the document, there is no direct proposal for interference by the United States in the course of Mexican politics. To Make Clear Views The President, it was learned, desires through tiie communication to make per fectly clear to the Huerta government what tiie views of the administration bore are. ami at tiie White House it was slated that these views are intended to help the situation in Mexico without any intervention or undue meddling on tiie part of the United States. While it is lealized that tiie success of tiie mission depends largely on the man ner in which the Views of the American government are received by President Iluerta. it was not disclosed what steps would be taken in event of a rejection (Continued on Pnge Three) ALL HEAT RECORDS IN THE HUDDLE WEST _ Water Famine Causes In tense Suffering in Three States—Crops Practi cally Destroyed Kansas City, August 14.—Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma today sweltered under the eleventh day of terrific heat which has paralyzed late crops, caused water famine and been responsible for extreme suffering among the people and the live stock of the three states. Local showers in Kansas today failed to affect the general temperature, which again reached an average max imum above 100 degrees. In many places the mercury climbed to 108 and few stations reported temperatures lower than 100. A half-inch of rain fell in Topeka this afternoon, causing the temperature to drop 23 degrees in 17 minutes, hut an hour later the mercury had climbed up to the maximum of the day. The shower was confined to a territory less than a mile square. Peo ple shouted and cheered as the drops began to fall and many of them stood In i the downpour, as it was the first rain there since July 28. All Records Broken For sustained heat the present hot spell has broken all Kansas records atul this summer has been the dryeat in the history of the state. Since the drouth began early In May, when the thermometer rose to 100 degrees, hot waves have followed with such brief cool periods intervening that the ex ceptional heat has been almost con tinuous. Late crops practically have been destroyed in parts of the state. Some farmers are cutting their corn in the hope of utilizing it for fodder, but In some Instances the blades are so dr.v that it will not even make good fodder. In certain sections hay Is be ing haled immediately after it is cut. as it is ho dry the usual curing pro cess is unnecessary. Olathe, Lawrence, Medicine Lodge and other Kansas towns have exhausted their water supply. Olathe buys 80,000 gallons a day from this city and Lawrence had turned the water of the Kansas river into the mains as a protection against fire. Cottonwood Falls. Kan., has not had a rain In 45 days, and for more than 30 days since then the maximum temperature has been above 100 degrees. Some Oklahoma towns suffering from water shortage are depending on supplies shipped in by the railroads. Near Oak Hill. Kun.. two wheat Htacks w ere burned when the sun’s rays deflected from a piece of glass lying near them started a tire. A ear of slack coal took fire from the heat of the sun at Abilene and was destroyed. TODAY’S AGE-HERALI) 1— Henry Lane Wilson publicly repri manded. Senate mussed over senatorial sit uation. Struggle between Sulzer and Glynn continues. Henderson defies Comer charges. 2— O’Neal convinced he had power to till vacancy. 3— Brickell’s view on power to appoint. I—Kditorlal comment. 5 -Julian agrees with Walker Percy. Members of board of revenue aid road workers. Kight governors of Alabama. Clayton will he seated, says Bank head, ft—Society. 7—Sports. 11—Markets. 12 Eager to have legislation ended. FATE OF FRANK MAY BE IN HANDS OF JURY SATURDAY Defense Predicts Case Will Close by Friday—More Character Witnesses In troduced Atlanta, August 14.—That the trial of I.eo M. Frank for the murder of Mary Phagan. the little factory girl, would end this week wAs predicted by attorney* for the defense late today, l.uther 55. RosBer. one of Frank's coun sel. said that the defense expected to close It* case Friday. Should This be done, the fate of the accused man may be In the Jury’s hands before midnight Saturday. Although the trial has not yet covered three weeks, the records of the case are said to be the most vol uminous of any criminal trial in the j history of Georgia. It was estimated | tonight that this record contains more than 600,000 words. Mrs. Emil Zelig, Frank's mother-in law, testified today to Frank's good character and habits and said that his domestic life was a happy one. Attorneys for Frank made a vig orous effort to have stricken from the record -certain questions characterized by the defense lawyers as leading and insinuating which were put to char acter witnesses by Solicitor Dorsey to day. Judge Roan ruled that the questions should stay in evidence, holding that the state could ask witnesses whether or not they had knowledge of certain alleged improper conduct on the part of Frank, but could not itself intro duce testimony in support of these al legations. v Several witnesses were introduced In an effort to establish an alibi for the accused superintendent. Neighbors testified they saw him at his home a few' minutes after the state claims he finished the disposal of the Phagan girl’s body at the pencil fac tory, several blocks distant. s I I _ _ C_ J* — ' . — — - -— 1... ....I Is Sulzer the victim of the uplifting influence of a gambling wife? SENATE MUSSED OVER SENATORIAL SITUATIONS; GOV. O’NEAL EXPLAINS NIUSS IN SENATE Situations in Maryland Pre sents Knotty Problem. Senators Divided on Subject BY C. E. STEWART. Washington. August 14.—(Special.)—The United States Senate is in a muss over two senatorial situations involving the seats of two senators, one from Alabama and the other from Maryland, and all on account of the new seventeenth amend ment. The situation of Alabama and Mary land. however, are not analagous, al though in one respect the issue is the same, When Senator Raynor of Maryland died the seventeenth amendment had not been adopted, hence the governor of Maryland had full authority, under the constitu tion. to appoint a senator who was en titled to hold office as provided in the constitution, until the legislature met and named his successor. Shortly after the appointment of Senator Jackson, by Gov ernor Goldsborough of Maryland, the sev enteenth amendment was adopted by the requisite number of states. Governor Goldsborough then took the view' that it was his duty to issue writs of an election for United States senator, which he pro ceeded to do. Wide Divergence There is a wide divergence of opinion as to the authority Governor Golds berough has to call an election without the authority of the legislature. Senator Jackson, all agree is entitled to hold his seat until the legislature of Maryland meets, which is next January, because he (Continued on I'aiec Three) Anniston Man Discusses j the Clayton Appointment. Disappointed. But Not Disgruntled Washington. August 14.—(Special.) Hon. John B. Knox of Anniston stopped In Washington for a few hours on his way to join his family on the east coast of Massachusetts. He was asked if he had anything to say on the sen atorial situation in Alabama. He said: *‘I am naturally disappointed at the turn events have taken. I have been a warm friend and supporter of Gov ernor O’Neal and made the race for the Senate at the same time he made the race for governor. In my announce ment for the Senate T declared in favor of the election of Governor O’Neal. When afterwards a vacancy occurred in the Senate, if lie had the right to ap point, 1 naturally presumed, if I were otherwise tit and capable, he might In turn think I was a tit and capable man for the United States Senate, since 1 was the only friend and supporter he had, whose name up to that time had been mentioned in connection with this office. The result shows that I was mistaken in this assumption. Not withstanding this, i am neither sore not disgruntled, I shall not undertake In any respect to Influence the Senate in its action upon consideration of the appointment." O’Neal Mislead “Governor O’Neal has simply been mislead by his advisers in this and (Continued on I’nge Three) O’NEAL DECLARES HE DID NOT DISREGARD ADVICE OF SENATORS Received But One Telegram From Washington Regard ing Appointment to Suc ceed Senator Johnston Montgomery, August 14.—Governor O'Neal of Alabama late today gave out a statement in which he denied In detail published assertions that he. had disre garded the unanimous advice of every democratic member of the Senate when he exercised the power of appointment and appointed Congresspuui Henry D. Clayton to the vacancy In the United States Senate caused by the death of Senator Joseph F. Johnston. In the state ment Governor O'Neal said: "The only telegrams I have received from Washington since the death of Senator Johnston was a telegram from Senator John W. Kern of date Saturday, August 9, In which he suggested the im portance of my securing authority from the legislature to immediately till the vacancy caused by the death of Senator Johnston, and Senator F. M. Simmons also wired, concurring In the advice expressed by Senator Kern. Only Course Left "At the time these two telegrams were received It was assumed by myself and my legal advisors that the only course I could pursue was to order a special elec tion or get authority from the. legislature to fill the vacancy temporally. Since the suggestion was made by attorneys, sena tors and representatives who attended Senator Johnston s funeral, that 1 could exercise the power of appointment with out convening the legislature In extra ses sion, so far as I am advised. Washington leaders have expressed no opinion. "The two telegrams from Senators Kern t Continued on Cage Three) PROMINENT IN WHITE SLAVE CASE - ■ ■ —--- ■— - j.wmwruuL’iu»mimwinmmrjDrq MARSHALL WOODWORTH JUDGE WILLIAM C. VAN FLEET THEODORE G. ROCHE Misses Marsha Warrington and Lola Norris, the Sacramento girls who accompanied Maury Diggs and F. Drew Caminetti to Reno on the trip which has brought the two young men to trial on the charge of vio lating the white slave law, took thhe witness stand. Martin Besley, uncle of the Warrington girl, who caused the arrest of the party in the Reno bunga low and pushed the early prosecution of the two young men, wss the first witness. Miss Marsha War rington, Diggs' companion, followed, and Miss Lola Norris will be the last witness for the government. The case now bears every indication of being ready for the jury, in the opinion of Matt I. Sullivan and Theodore Roche, special prosecutors, and Nate C. Coghlan and Thomas Devlin, the defendei'8 of Diggs. STRUGGLE BETWEEN I SULZER AND GLYNN IS STILL UNSETTLED - # Both Impeached Governor and Lieutenant Governor Claim to Be Directing Machinery of State ADJUTANT GENERAL OF NATIONAL GUARD RECOGNIZES GLYNN _ Cannot Take Orders From Sulzer Un til He Clears Himself—Machinery of Government Demoralized. Question May Go to Courts. Mrs. Sulzer Continues 111 j - .. * ♦ | 4 (ilAN\ WILL DBIMANU T1IM 4 * EAEt I TlYE i'H AMBEJK OF * f G0YRi(\0|< 81JI//.ER TO DA Y ? • - * $ Albany, August 14.--Lleqtfen- 4 ? ant Governor Glynn will make a 4 ♦ formal demand upon Governor ? ♦ Sulzer tomorrow for possession $ • of the executive chamber at the $ 4 capitol .and thus bring to an Is- $ 4 sue the question as to who is $ ♦ governor of the statu of New j 4 York. This was announced to- f 4 night by friends of the 1 tauten- 4 $ ant governor-. ♦ 4 Governor Sulzer, it is said. $ i will refuse t6 relinquish posses- 4 $ sion of th|.'<’hnmbpr and In an- 4 4 ticlpatlon nf such a demand is $ 4 understood already to have pre- 4 t pared a letter flatly declining to 4 ? accede to it. 4 4 What further action will then $ ? be taken by Mr*. Glynn was not 4 4 Indicated tonight, but the gen- 4 4 eral expectation was that the j 4 rival claimants to the governor’s 4 • chair would resort to the courts « • $ for a test case under an agreed 4 4 statement of facts. » • $ Word came from Saratoga to- 4 4 night that Secretary of State 4 $ May would refuse to recognize $ $ Mr. Sulzer as governor unless * 4 Attorney Genera! Carmody 4 | $ should render an opinion to the • 4 contrary. Adjutant General Ham- • ' ? 11 ton forma 11 y recognized Mr. • ! 4 Glynn as governor this after- 4 4 noon. $ 1 * ♦ ———-—-- -— \ linin'. \iigiiMt 14.-—The <|iie*tlon nf who 1m elilef executive of the Mule of Npm York—-WIUIn w Sulxcr or Martin | H. Glynn—wiIII uiin iiiimc!tlcil "lieu the light* went out In the capital tonight, lloth the Impeached governor nml tin* llentennnt governor elulmed to he di recting the machinery of government iiml hotli Mpeut u Iiiim.v <la.' In their rc Mpectlve olllcPN "Itli counsel nml frlemlN formulating plnuM to maliitaln tiller authority. Meanwhile the governor's wUc, who is expected to be the star witness at his trial, lies In a critical condition In the executive mansion. Her nervous collapse yesterday, which was accom panied by hysteria, grew so serious this morning that the governor sent to New York for two more specialists. Mrs. Sulzer had a high temperature and a rapid pulse during most of the day, but her condition was reported as somewhat improved tonight. (government Demoralized The whole machinery of state gov ernment was demoralized today as a result of the unique contest between the rival claimants for the executive offices and already the double exer cise of authority has precipitated com plications with two other states- New Jersey and West Virginia. The impeached governor signed re - i quisition papers today for the gover nors of each of these states for the \ extradition of prisoners in the custody I of tli© state of New York. Whether tin authorities in charge of the prisoners! I—the police commissioners of New J York city in the West Virginia cas -■-vvo'uld recognize the r* quisition pa- i pers when served upon them; whether I the governors of the two states would j also, recognize them, whaflier In tin , event of such recognition counsel for \ the prisoners would resort to tin* i courts with a plea that the extradition j of their clients was illegal these were | unprecedented questions which the sit- I uation presented tonight. Courts May Decide The prospects tonight were that the contest between Hie rival claimants to the governor’s chair might be decided In the courts by the presentation of ari agreed statement of facts arrived at alter consultation between their re - spective counsel. Such a consultation I Continued on Page Three) 5000 PIKE PEOPLE DEFIES COMER TO I mm In Broiling Sun He Outlines the Striking Planks of His Constructive Platform COMPARES COMER TO HUERTA AND CALLS HIM ALABAMA J)IAZ Presents Figures of Aliened F\tr»va* gances in Former Administrattipn and Shows Where Went \ Money Collected Through , "Thumbscrew” Tax ation By l. S. BETTV ( Troy, Wust' 14.—(Special.)—Chknies of disloyalty to Nirty principles, hypoci^r and Inordinate ambition, that dares pm® (ha dirk of the assassin on former friends and supporters.- w<re burled altalnst former Oov. B. n i’omer 1>y Charles Henderson, candidate for gover nor. in the opening address of ids cam paign here today before the inters of hia home and neighboring counties. Mr. Henderson's attack upon Mr. t’o* rner today was the first public declaration lie has made against the former governor since tlie latter delivered his Attnlla speech, in ahlch he charged Mr. Mender- • son with being u railroad candidate. Mr. Henderson’s public reply to \fi, Comer wus delivered at tie* outset of his address. and It was characterised throughout by a caustic arraignment of tin* former governor. f&The leopard ba« not changed his spots." declared Mr. lien- ^ derson. "He is the man who forsook, the platform upon which he was elected, raft from the issues upon which he made hl« campaign, when, as he thought, it ap peared weakening, and sought notoriety by seizing the leadership of an Issue for eign to his life's teachings, that he might perpetuale his reign in Alabama." Comer-and Huerta The speaker compared Mr. Coiner to Huerta. "No oqe who dares to obstruct his course Is safe from hi# vitriolic slan der," said Mr. eHnderson. Following ids vigorous castigation >f Mr. Comer, the speaker plunged into the ! Issues pC id# campaign, first stating that | it had hewn his dgshv to open his '' I palgn among the oeople with whom tie had been reared. Mr. Henderson explained early in his ad dress his work in the interest of securing railroad regulation in Alabama, stating that he had inaugurated the movement in May, 1902. In the many railroad re- , I forms which have been accomplished, Mr. Henderson said: "There is glory enough for us all, and no man without an egotism j| equal to that of Theodore Roosevelt or a ' selfishness and ambition as great as that of Julius Ouesar can claim to be tile solo and only cause of the victory won at the h Mr. Henderson took up in detail the work of securing railroad rate regulation^* anti gave a complete history of the vat ous steps which had been followed leading .ijj up to the recent victory over the l.ouis v I lie and Nashville Railroad company. Discusses Financial System ^ The speaker next took up and discuss^^^^fl tile financial system of tin- state. ciiargj^^^H tlie former administration with |.'<f1iga<y and extravagance, and elured timt the Increased taxes of Mmf'4 Comer’s administration were not Jor l he sole benefit of public schools and old sal- 1b diers. as Mr, Comer had claimed. The various departments of state were then taken up by the speaker, who de clared that many of the useless depart ments should be abolished. Mr. Hender son then charged lack of system In the state’s financial affairs, which resulted in grinding the taxpayer, and In taking money from the people which Is needed for their support and maintenance. In regard to his views on local option, Mr. Henderson said: "I am in favor of the Individual liberty of the citizen, so long as the exercise of that liberty do as not interfere with his neighbor. For Local Option ••The homes of the people of this state are sacred: their persons are sacred; their individual liberty is shcred," he declared. "Local option does not necessarily mean the open saloon, and It rests entirely with tlie majority of the voters in a com m unity. "Although the sale of liquor should *»e authorized." Mr. Henderson said. t should be bv such a fair and just regula- ; tion as wilt reduce the evil to a mini mum, and to promote morality, temper ance and an obedience to the law. In conclusion. Mr. Henderson declared that he favored economic government ^ ___ M (Continued on page Light) .. NEW YORK SCENE OF MERRY ROW OVER CURFEW CRUSADE - i.. Mayor Gaynor and District Attorney Now at Swords’ Points—Each Blames the Other New York, August 14.—With Mayor Gaynor and District Attorney Whitman at odds over the mayor s 1 oclock cur few crusade, a magistrate today Issued warrants charging assault against Police Inspector John F. Dwyer and 13 policemen who were concerned in eject ing men and women diners from Thom as Healy's restaurant an hour after midnight this morning. Mr. Whitman was among those driven out. Dwyer and five of the policemen wore arraigned In court and held for a hearing Saturday morning Magistral Deuel, who took the pleas of the pris oners, wrote to the district attorney declaring there had been "usurpation of judicial functions by the police of* flclala," recommending a grand jury til* vesttgation. Mr. Whitman conferred with the grand jury and it was announced that an inquiry would be begun next week. Acting Police Oommsisioner McKay tonight announced that llealy’s would not again be disturbed pending bear ings in the cases of Dwyer and ilia men. The mayor informed McKay that it would be /‘unseemly" for the police to enter the place again and encounter Mr. Whitman’s opposition. "You will continue to periorm your duty in this respect at all hotels or liquor places where the district attor ney does not, oppose you,” the mayor instructed McKay. "As soon as he op poses you. cease, if we are to havo a recurrence of t lie all-night orgies which we suppressed In these places the police department cannot be blamed therefor.” The mayor and the proseoutor each Issued statements placing responsibil ity upon the other. If Mr. Whitman had Informed the police commissioner or the mavor that he disagreed with their in terpretation of the liquor tax law, the mayor declared, the police would have followed the prosecutor’s views. Mr. Whitman replied that It was not his duty to advise Mr. Gaynor or the police as to the law.