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Officers for Ensuing Year
Elected in Afternoon
C. Y. Stollenwerck uf Greensboro Is
Chosen President—Club May
Meet in Birmingham Again
Next Year
XVitli a largely attended banquet in tbe
private dining room of the Hotel Hillman
last night, the third annual convention
of the Alabama Rexall Druggists’ club
came to a close last night. The conven
tion had been in session for two days
and a large amount of routine business
has been transacted. The meeting place
for next year is to be decided by mail
vote, and it is thought, extremely prob
able that Birmingham will be chosen.
Yesterday afternoon the club elected
its officers for the next year as fol
lows: O. Y. Stollenw’erck, Greensboro,
president; A. M. Riley, Andalusia, first
’ vice president; E. E. Cale, Pratt City,
second vice president; T. Wood Throck- j
morton, Guntersville, third vice president;
John T. Roe, Mobile, secretary and treas
The newly elected president, Mr. Stol
lenwerck, appointed the standing com-*
mittees, the chairmen of which are: John
M. Martin, Bessemer, candy; W. C.
Brady. Jackson, toilet goods; Louis
Howie, Pell City, stationery; J. R. Dow
ling, Gadsden, rubber goods; H. F.
Shackleford. Brewton, soda fountain; E.
H. Bingham, Tuscaloosa, cigars; Cicero
Rudd, Lineville. unusual side lines; LJ.
Beach. Geneva, general advertising; L.
L. Crump. Birmingham, window and in
terior displays; T. E. Gilbert, Athens,
special sales; E. E. Cale, Pratt City, sales
people and salesmanship; J. W. Payne.
Scottsboro, drug store financial prob
Speeches by Officers
President Stollenwerck opened the ban
quet last night bv thanking the members
of the club for the honor they had be
stowed upon him. Mr. btollenwerck w?as
unable to attend the afternoon meeting
of the fclub. He assured the members
that he would give them the best he had
to make the club even more successful.
The vice presidents were called upon for
addresses, and they, too, thanked the or
ganziation. Mr. Roe, secretary and treas
urer, also spoke and thanked the club
for the honor it had conftrred upon him.
W. S. Elkins of Atlanta was called
upon for a speech. Mr. Elkins proved
himself to be rea<jy of wit and a ready
speaker. He prefaced his remarks with
the hope that in the event Atlanta did
not secure the regional bank Birmingham
would. This sentiment received hearty
applause from the Alabamians present.
Mr. Elkins paid a tribute to John T. Roe
saying that he would make the Alabama
t lub a good secretary and treasurer, and
that he would handle the business of the
club as though It w’ere his individual
property. The speaker also paid a very
high tribute to Thomas V. Wooten, di
rector of the International Rexall clubs,
saying that he was the most consistent,
tireless ami energetic worker he had ever
known. He said that had it not been
for the valuable aid of Mr. Wooten and
tbe many helpful suggestions made by
him. tbe Rexall clubs In this country
would never have been possible. Mr.
Elkins closed his first address with an
urgent and cordial invitation to the Ala
bama Rexallites to visit Atlanta during
the national convention of Rexall clubs,
which is to b«- held in that city on June
2. 3 and t. He made several other in
formal talks along trade lines before the
evening closed.
I.’. Beach of Geneva struck a popular
chord in the hearts of the Rexallites
present when he told them that he was
going home and establish a county Rex
all club in Geneva county, lie said that
he was going to do all he could to
make Geneva the banner county of the
state in handling Rexall goods.
Wooten Makes Address
Among the other speakers were John
M. Martin of Bessemer, \Y. <\ Brady,
Louis Howie, H. F. Shackleford, E. h!
Bingham, Cicero Rudd, Dr. E. W. Aver.vt,
Jack Haig and several others, Thomas A'.
AVooten made an address in which h**
divulged many trade secrets to the Rex
aHites and thanked them for the spirit
of co-operation which is making itself
Among those present were: C. Y. stol
4 — _
The Business Men's league has com
pleted the details of the entertainments
for the visitors to Birmingham during
Fashion Week, which begins next Mon
day and the merchants are now pre
paring to receive their guests. Prac
tically every merchant in the city has'
enclosed his show windows with cur
tains, that the public might not view
them, and on the outside in plain view
is a tasteful placard announcing that
the window is being decorated for
Fashion week and will be ready for
display on Monday next. The window
trimmers are vieing with each other
to produce the best results and it is
believed that the whole will be unusu
ally interesting.
Secretary Sam H. Fowlkes of the
league says the officials of the league
lenwerck, A. M. Riley, E* E. Cale, T.
Wood Throckmorton, John T. Roe. John
M. Martin, W. C. Brady, Ixmis Howie.
H. F. Shackelford, E. H. Bingham, (Ticero
Rudd, 1'. Beach, L. L. Crump, T. R
Gilbert, J. W. Payne, Charles A. Lloyd,
William Burney, IT. A. Muse, J. C. Green,
W. C. Brady, U. C. Turner, L. 11. Cale.
H. Galusha, C. G. Bosch, H. W. Elliott.
John II. Seay, R. E. Brierley, A. E. Hay,
K. F. Funk. J. C. Massey, H. W. Lowe.
J. I. Goodwin, H. S. Holland.
At the afternoon session of the con-1
vention yesterday, Mr. ami Mrs. Yukley!
were in attendance. Mrs. Yukley is tlie :
only woman in Alabama who is a mem- j
her of the Rexall club and the members j
gave her a rouging reception.
Much business of importance to the'
members was transacted, most of it!
dealing with methods of improving trade!
conditions and goods selling. Just when j
the convention next year will be held ■
is to be decided later.
(Continued from Page One)
obtain individual signatures necessary
before going into court, but General
Scott declined to grant it.
"To throw 5000 indigent Mexicans on
the city of El Paso would be a serious
thing." declared the general.
"However, if the move succeeds and
tile prisoners are released I’ll throw In
several miles of barbed wire with the
The wire surrounds the camp.
Smallpox which developed among the
prisoners shortly after they were in
terned apparently has been stamped out
and the quarantine will be raised to
To Reinforce Patrol
Dallas, Tex., March 11.—Gov. O. B.
Colquitt here tonight announced his
Intention of ordering a substantial in
crease in the force of Texas Rangers
mtrolling the Mexican border "to pro
tect citizens and property from raids
from across the border.”
To Reach Understanding
Agua Prieta, Mex., March 11—A clear
ind probably satisfactory understati
ng between the state department and
len. Venustlano Carranza. supreme
[•hief of the Mexican constitutionalists,
ns as foreshadowed here today, in the
belief of prominent constitutionalist
advisers, after the consideration of
representations by Secretary Bryan
which were made through Frederick
Simpich, American consul at Nogales.
The communication from the Ameri
can Secretary of State was contained
In a long letter mailed to Consul Sim
pich at Nogales shortly after the re
ceipt of Carranza’s note in which he
declined to furnish the Washington
government information regarding the
death of William S. Benton, on the
ground that the requests should have
come through the diplomatic chan
nels of English government.
It was said at General Carranza’s
headquarters that Mr. Bryan’s letter
had been well received. It was learned
that Secretary Bryan had pointed out
ivhat he considered the impracticability
>f diplomatic dealings with the con
stitutionalists by countries which al
ways have been represented by ambas
sadors at Mexico City and which are
without consular agents in territory
now controlled by Mexican insurgents.
Argument Reasonable
From the Mexican side the Impres
sion was given that this argument had
been received as reasonable and had
been taken under serious consideration
l y General Carranza and his advisers.
| “Three Bags of Silver”
I The 6th Installment of
I The Adventures of
I Kathlyn
I Trianon
| Theatre
K These two reels contain more real action
■ and inspiring- situations than have any of
£j. the previous Kathlyn pictures; showing in
■ realistic manner Alhabad, the Walled City
fl of the desert; the sacred white elephant
M and the savage soldiery, picturesque in their
I Oriental accoutrements.
I Professor Hartzell At the Organ
S Admission Only 5c ,
_ I ....•••••••• .
hope that every merchant in Birming
ham will decorate his windows during
Fashion Week with some line of which
they make a specialty. The street dec- j
orators are now getting down to real
work and already have the wires I
stretched upon which to hang the'
smilax and Spanish moss. A wire is run J
between each of the w hite way posts '
and suspended about midway of each j
post will be a huge basket overflow- |
ing with greenery. The plaster figures
will he ready to place In position by
Saturday ami on Monday morning the
city will he decorated as It never was
before. An effect as near to spring as
possible will be had and all the mer
chants will he on dress parade during
the whole of next week.
The six Miss Fashions w’ho are to
visit thm downtown shopping district
each day have been selected by Mrs.
J. B. Reid. Mrs. Reid refuses to con
fide to anyone who the young ladies
are, but she declares that they are six
of the prettiest, neatest and most mod
ish to be found in Birmingham.
In the verse contest there is a vast
number of verses of real merit and the
decision as to which is entitled to the
prize is expected to be difficult. Mrs.
Reid says the winner will he an
nounced dur'ng next week.
The Bryan letter, it was said, did not
take up specific cases, but dealt gen
erally with actual dealings between
Farranza and Washington and any’
European or Asiatic country.
Fonsul Simpich arrived today just as
General Carranza was ready' to begin
his inarch into Chihuahua. If the I
Washington communication had ar
rived a flay later it would have missed
the constitutionalist chief who wffl be
out of touch virtually with the outside
world on his two weeks’ ride.
Mexican officials considered the in
cident as fortunate in that it gave op
portunity, they said, to straighten out
at once w'hat was deemed a misinter- j
pretation by Washington of General
Carranza's stand in the Benton ease,
and to do this in a fashion which would
be acceptable to the constitutionalist
party and the Mexican public in gen
Both Notes Frienrllv
In an interview' tonight after hand
ing the answer to Consul Simpich of
Nogales, the constitutionalist com
mander declared both notes had been
friendly. However, speculation was
caused by' the fact that the Mexican
communications had not been made
public. The note to Secretary' Bryan
sent while General Carranza was at
Nogales, in which he declined to give
Washington information, had been
given to the press. The change of at
titude wa s not explained except hv
General Carranza declaring his deal
ings today with Consul Simpich had
bee purely personal and confidential.
The Insurgent leader asserted he was
willing to assist in the protection of
any foreigner in Mexico. He did not
mention his previous refusal of in
formation but said he would he will
ing to receive and act on complaints
which came either directly from the
ind’vidual or from the Injured per
son through the representation of the
consul agent of any nation represent
ed in the district controlled by the con
Asked regarding his stand toward
the Washington government, Carranza
reminded the questioner that the Unit
ed States government had not rec
ognized constitutionalist government
any more than have those nations rec
ognized the Huerta central govern
ment at Mexico City, against which
Carranza’s party’ is warring.
Much Encouraged
The note from Washington today
and Carranza’s answer tonight, it was
said, were considered as affording
much encouragement to what had been
termed here the most critical situa
tion during the present revolution. As
surances of the friendly tone of the
Mexican note were taken as indicating
the good will of the constitutionalist
party which, however, had been placed
In a different position by' the death
of a British subject. While the con
tents of Carranza’s answer were kept
secret, the impression w'as received by
some persons that it had afforded a
loophole through which to escape from
W'hat they considered a delicate posi
tion, due to a misunderstanding of the
implied meaning of the first communi
cation to the state department.
In all of the exchanges the Monroe
doctrine in its various interpretations
had not been mentioned. But the po
sition of the United States as a pro
tector of Latin-America against Eu
ropean invasion and its relation to
ward foreign countries in event of
menace to their citizens was foremost
in the unofficial discussion of the sit
General Carranza’s position has been
difficult, it was pointed out. because
of what constitutionalists considered
improper activity of English capital
toward the Huerta government. On the
other hand, constitutionalists said there
had been a distinct misunderstanding
at least on part of the present Wash
ington officials of Carranza’s stand in
declining to furnish more information
regarding the death of the Briton.
President Shelby Names Standing
Committees for Year
At the regular weekly luncheon of
the Rotary club, held at 1 o’clock yes
terday at the German cafe of the Em
pire hotel. President Shelby named the
standing committees for the y'car. Oth
er routine matters were disposed of.
The committees named follow’:
Auditing—Willard J. Wheeler, chair
man: Frank Butcher, Frank Stevens.
Membership—Colman Blach, chair
man; R. W. Ewing, J. N. Rose, J. Greg
ory Johnston, Crawford Johnson.
Entertainment—E. B. Crawford,
chairman; Jack P. Conner, Sidney Laz
arus, E. W. Moore, R. T. Anderson.
Fraternal—George A. Blinn, Jr.,
cha'rman; Rev. H. M. Edmonds. Harry
Jones, William Parks, F. A. Kibble.
Ways and Means—George T. Staf
ford. chairman; R. H. Baugh, I. F.
Young, A. H. Ford, T. L. Hill.
Public Affairs—II. Key Milner,
chairman; L. Sevier. William Ryan, J.
J. Smith, F. P. Glass.
Grievance—Bertram Jacobs, chair
man; V. J. Nesbit, John W. Sibley,
James H. Tinder, Robert H. Woodrow.
Shippers May Be
Refunded Overcharges
Little Rock, Ark.. March 11.— If an
agreement reached at a conference here
tonight between Governor Hays of Ar
kansas and members of the state rail
road commission and representatives of
the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific
iabroad is ratified by United States Dis
trict Judge Trieber, $100,000 will be re
funded by the road to Arkansas shipper*
in settlement of overcharge claims and
$30,000 in passenger lure coupons will t>*
The claims were based on charge* made
by tiie road in exceBs of those prescribed
in the state rate law*, recently upheld
by the supreme court of the United
It is estimated that after attorneys'
fees are paid the compromise will reim
burse shippers In about half of the
amount claimed.
The decisions handed dow’n by the su
preme court were in suits brought against
roads other than the Rock Island. Of
ficials of the Rock Island stated tonight
that an appeal to the supreme court is
being prepared in suits in which that
road is named as defendant and a deter
mined effort will be made to have the
i-cent passenger fare and former freight
rate* restored.

While resisting arrest, Sol Willie, a ne
gro, was shot and seriously wour.ded last
night about 9:15 o’clock by Officer Drake
of the police department. The shooting
occurred at the negro’s house at Cotton
avenue and Church street, Elyton. Willie
was removed to the Hillman hospital,
where* he Is in a serious condition.
According to reports of the officers to
police headquarters Officers Drake and
Harvill went to the negro’s house to ar
rest him on a charge of assault with a
knife. Officer Drake went to the rear
door and Harvill to the front. The negro
stent out the rear and was advancing
">n Drake with a drawn knife when the
>fficer fired, the bullet taking effect in
the lung.
Tuberculosis Is Infectious
To the Editor of The Age-Herald:
I am issuing from this office today 200
copies of a statement by the commissioner
of health in the state of New York, Dr.
Hermann il. Biggs, in which he urged
local hospitals for the care of tubercu
losis because It is an infectious disease,
especially threatening children. Such
hospitals are needed here, as in New
Yorl^ and not much progress can be
made with the work of eliminating the
infection until they are provided.
There is a Isy on my desk a publication
r»f the University of Minnesota, by Her
bert CL Lampson, giving an account of
i nmparative studies in the development
!>f tuberculosis in infected and in non
infected families of the same general
type. It shows that wfHle only one case
developed among persons who were not
n touch with tuberculous members of the
household, where such contact occurred
17 per cent of the persons so exposed
lid actually themselves become tubercu
A writer says that the Monitor “cor
rected” its statement about Dr. Bald
win’s presentation of the dangers of
phthisiophobla. I did not see its correc
tion. but am glad it was made, and can
• nly regret that it was not more unmis
ukable, following the absurd headlines
>f the offending article. What we need
s hospital provision for advanced tuber
culosis as a necessary step for the pro
jection of the non-infected, particularly
I hose most susceptible, the children and
loung people. GEORGE EAVES, Sec.
Birmingham, March 10, 1911!
Ts Burned to Death
Marlowe, Ok la., March 11.—Clarence
Ralston, aged 4ft, was burned to death
n a fire that destroyed the Parks ho
el here today. A score of other per
sons In the building, a two-story frame
dructure. narrowly escaped. Several
fvere injured hut none seriously.
Fire in Richmond
Richmond, Va., March 12.—Fire which
iroke out shortly after 1 o’clock this
norning In a building occupied by
STeal & Binford, tobacco manufacturers,
lestroyed the building contents. Loss
>n the building will not exceed $25,
M)0. Tho stock loss has not been de
Deaths and Funerals
Peyton C. McDonald
Funeral services over the remains of
Peyton C. McDonald, aged «>7 years, who
lied Sunday in St. Louis, were conducted
yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock from
:he residence of Mrs. Lige Loy, 1322 South
Eleventh street, a daughter of the de
ceased. The Rev. Preston Blake officiated
»t the services, which were largely at
tended by friends and relatives.
Browning Painfully Hurt
J. W. Browning, a conductor in the em
ploy of the Louisville and Nashville rail
road, was painfully but not seriously in
jured laHt niglit at 8:45 o’clock, in the
Boyles yards of tlie railroad. A freight
train was being made up and the coupling
larred him from the cupola of the ca
tioose. badly bruising him. He was re
moved to his residence, S25 South Thir
teenth street, in Shaw’s ambulance. His
njuries are not considered serious.
John R. Wells
Funeral services over the remains of
John R. Wells will l>e conducted this
mnrhing at 10:30 o'clock from his late
residence, 512 North Twenty-fourth street.
Jewel Colward
Jewel Colward, aged 4 years, the daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Colward, of 324
S'orth Eighth street, died yesterday
■norning. The remains will be sent to
tTalley Head this morning for Interment,
tiy Shaw & Son.
Mrs. Mary Parker
The remains of Mrs. Mary Parker, who
lied Tuesday in a local infirmary, were
sent to Centreville yesterday for inter
ment by Warner & Smiley’s. The deceased
is survived by her husband, one son and
ane daughter. »
John R. Wells
Funeral services over the remains of
John R. Wells, aged 50 years, who died
Tuesday night at Ids late residence, 512
North Twenty-fourth street, were con
ducted yesterday morning at 10 o'clock
from the residence. Interment followed in
Elmwood cemetery.
Miss Blanche Atkins
The remains of Miss Blanche Atkins,
who died in a local infirmary Tuesday
morning, were sent to Amory, Miss., yes
terday morning for Interment by Shaw &
F. K. Hewlett
Huntsville, March 11.—(Special.)—F. K.
Hewlett, aged 67 years, died of paralysis
at his home at Deposit yesterday, lie
was .one of the best known citizens of
Madison county. He Is survived by his
widow and the following sons a?id daugh
ters: R. I). Hewlett of Conyers, Ga.: T.
D. Hewlett of Dallas, Tex.; F. P. Hew
lett of Waco. Tex.: Mrs, E. A. Elgon of
Cathage, Tenn., and Ills. W. E. McCrary
of Deposit.
William Hill
Huntsville, March 11—(Special.)—William
Hill died last night at Ids home In West
Huntsville after an illness of several
weeks with pneumonia. He was 50 years
old. He leaves a widow, three daughters
and one son.
Mrs. Mary O’Flinn
Meridian, March 11.—(Special.)—1The
funeral of Mrs. Mary O'Fllnn, wife o(
Patrick O’Flinn, who died Monday at tlie
plantation of her husband near Vossburg.
w ill he held tills afternoon at St. Patrick's
Catholic church, following which the in
terment will he made In the Catholic cem
etery. The deceased was sick only a short
time and died at the aga of Gl. She
Is survived by her hushann, three sons
and two daughters, as follows: Edward,
James and Charles O’Flinn, Mrs. L. T.
Guy of Selma and Miss Merciline O'Fllnn.
Dr. V. R. Potts
Mountain Creek. March 11.—(Special.)
Dr. V. B. Potts, aged 37, a practicing phy
sician of Chilton county, died at his home,
Maplevllle. after a short-illness of pneu
monia. The remains were removed to
Centreville, a former home, for interment.
Di. Potts was one of the leading citizens
of Chilton county.
LIGE LOY. Undertaker. Phone 7».
JOHNS Undertaking Co. Fhone 10QL
New York—Dr. Herman Seidler, a prom
inent physician, who confessed he had ac
ouired tbe opium habit while trying to
cure patients addicted to the drug, was
i iound guilty today of manufacturing
j« plum w ithout a license, but was released
on $3500 bail, pending appeal.
Venice, Italy.—King Victor Emmanuel
and Emperor William, will meet hero
'March 24. when the Emperor passes
through Venice on the way- to his villa
on the island of Corfu.
Washington.—Hundreds of thousands of
I ersons are being lured into the New
York stock exchanges and other com
mercial centers to be robbed, the com
mon council club was told today by Sen
ator Owen of Oklahoma.
Washington.—Victor Olander. secretary
of the Great Lakes Seamen's union,
testifying today before the House Ma
rine committee in behalf of the LaFol
Ictte Seamen's bill, charged that Great
l akes excursion Steamers carried crews
too small for manning life boats.
Chicago.—Astronomers In the central
west had a clear view of the eclipse of
the moon tonight and many photographs
were taken. There were no clouds and
(thousands watched the eclipse.
New York.—The progress of tonight’s
lunar eclipse was watched by hundreds
of thousands in this city and vicinity.
The slight haze that prevailed did not
interfere materially with the view’ of
Paris.—All three sections of the court
of Cassation—50 judges in scarlet and
ermine, the flower of France’s judiciary
united in solemn session today to decide
whether the rural co-operative loan so
ciety at. Maginod, had not paid 25 cents
too much for stamp duty on its registra
tion papers.
Rome.—The emigration bureau today is
sued a decree providing that steamship
companies selling tickets to would-be em
igrants must reimburse such persons for
their expense from their homes to th*3
port of embarkation and return when |
they are refused permission to board j
vessels owing to restrictions imposed by
American laws.
El Paso, Tex.—General Carranza’s ef
forts to prevent unjust confiscation of
property in Mexican rebel territory,
particularly that of foreigners, will
take the form of a commission to re
Atlanta. March 11.—Pleas for votes for
women were made here tonight by five
national leaders in the suffrage move
ment who are visiting southern cities in
the interest of the cause. The meeting
here was largely attended.
The speakers, all officers of the Na
tional Women’s Suffrage association, were
Miss Jane Addams of Hull House, Chi
cago; Mrs. Stanley McCormick of Chi
cago, Mrs. Harriett Burton Laidlaw of
New York, Miss Caroline Fuutz-Rees of
Greenwich, Conn., and Miss Mary Ware
Dennett of New* York.
Conferences were held here today with
state leaders in the movement at which
means of forwarding the campaign for
the vote were discussed. The five na
tional leaders arrived here early today
from Birmingham.
New York. March 11.—The wedding of
Miss Helen Dinsmore Huntington and
Vincent Astor will occur April 30. it was
announced by friends of the family to
Bribery Trial Postponed
Washington, March 11.—The trial of Pe
ter G. Thomson, an Ohio millionaire pa
per manufacturer, on an indictment
charging an attempt to bribe a postoffice
inspector, in connection with a contract
to furnish paper for postal cards, was
postponed today until April 27, because
of the death of Chief Justice Clabaugh
of the United States surpreme court, be
fore whom it had begun.
Kill Exhibition Bill
Jackson. Miss., March 11.—The Mis
sissippi house, by a vote of 53 to 3ft,
today killed a bill appropriating $ 10,000
for an exhibit at the Panama-Pacific
exposition. The bill had passed tlu
senate and had been reported favorably
by the house committee. ^
view evidence on which seizures al
ieady have been made and to investi
gate before future seizures are made.
Mexico City.—Communication with
Torreon lias been cut. The capital has
no exact advices of developments there,
though it is known there has been
light fighting to the north and that
a large force of rebels is said to be
approaching Torreon from tlie west.
Augusta. Oa.—Plans for a proposed
world conference to discuss the pres
ent f >rm of future contracts of the
•New Yorl: cotton exchange were made
today at, a meeting of the Augusta
cotton exchange. Another meeting to
discuss further the proposed confer
ence will be held tomorrow.
New York.—Alfred DeOro of Cuba,
three cushion billiard champion, won
the second block of 50 points of a
150-point match tonight, defeating
Fred Fames of Denver in tf.3 innings,
Fames scored 35 points and made, a
run of four. DeOro’s best effort was
nine. The total score is: DeOro 100,
Fames 64.
Washington.—If ugh L Cooper, the
engineer who built the Keokuk power
dam across the Mississippi, and who
|has been chosen as a consulting en
gineer for, the Egyptian government in
construction of a new hydro-electric
dam across the Nile, was selected for
the post by Sir William Will Cocks,
supervising engineer of the famous
Assouan dam. when he was recently
in the United States and saw Coop
er’s work at Keokuk.
Indianapolis.—Declaring that Federal
intervention Is sorely needed in Col
orado, officers of the United Mine
Workers of America late today sent a
telegram to President Wilson at Wash
ington demanding the release of
“Mother” Mary .Tones.
Newport News.—Establishing a pre
cedent that she will make the trip
under her own steam, the battleship
Texas, the latest addition to the Unit
ed States navy, will leave the plant
of the Newport News Shin Ruildint!
company early tomorrow for Norfolk
to be delivered to the commandant of
the navy yard there.
New York.—At a meeting of the
New York business men today under
the auspices of the Merchants* asso
ciation. 10 voted for and 30 against the
substitution of “two name” for “one
name’’ commercial securities to be pre
sented to the federal reserve banks for
Lexington, Ky., March 11. It beeam*
known here tonight that the body of
Mrs. Laura Wilder Simpson, wife of
Lawrence Simpson, of Lexington, who
died about two weeks ago under mys
terious. circumstances, was exhumed
privately yesterday and viewed by
Coroner Leigh IT. Garden. Since Mrs.
Simpson’s death two coroner's juries
have passed on the case, but in both
instances the verdict were noncom
mittal, it being stated that she diet!
under “mysterious circumstances." Mr,
Simpson has demanded that a grand
jury be called to investigate the case
and clear up any so-called mystery at
tached to it. The secret exhumation of
the body is believed to foreshadow the
calling of a special grand jury. Mr.
Simpson is sole executor of the wom
an’s estate, estimated at $50,000.
Washington, March 11.—William Pea
body Malburn of Denver, Col., was noi
i nominated by President Wilson to be ao
sistant secretary of the treasury. He
will be assigned to the customs division
succeeding Assistant Secretary Hamlin
v.ho took charge of the financial division
when John Skelton Williams beeam*
comptroller of the treasury.
Mr. Malburn, who is a native of Illinois,
a. lawyer and formerly a hanker, wm
selected by Secretary McAdoo as result
ef conferences at the department when
currency bill was pending.
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!JUN!0R republic .
! Action Follows Report of
Special Committee In
vestigating Recent
New' York. March II.—'William
George, founder of the George Junior
Republic, was exonerated today by the
board of directors of the National As
sociation of Junior Republics of charges
brought against him recently in connec
tion with his treatment of certain young
women members of the Freeville republic,
in this state.
The action was taken by the board at
a meeting here for the purpose of con
sidering the report of a special commit
tee appointed to investigate the charges.
A hoard of judges, comprising Joseph II.
Choate. Samuel Seabury and Miss Lillian
Wald, to whom records of the case had
been submitted, found a week ago that
George had been guilty of “wilful mia
; conduct in his relation to young women ;
citizens of the Freeville republic, but
had not been swayed by a desire to in
jure or abuse tliem.’’ The report of the
special committee and the opinion of th*
hoard of Judges wrere upheld by national
directors, of whom 11 were present at
the meeting. Seven other directors, in
cluding Judge Ben Lindsay of I>enver,
< nl., had sent communication to the ef
fect that the report and opinion exonerat
ed Mr. George and three or four others,
being in Europe, could not be reached.
A resolution adopted by the national
board of directors, says in part:
“The report and opinion exonerated Mr*
George fully in relation to the one seri
ous charge, and, while criticizing the
parental attitude of Mr. George toward
the citizens of the republic, find ‘no in
tent or purpose or desire to injure or
abuse’ in relation to the other matters
under consideration.
“The board of directors* fully cognizant
of the animus underlying the accusation*
brought, and having full and complete
knowledge of all the facts in all th# ^
various* matters involved in relation to
Mr. George, does hereby express its con
tinued and complete confidence in Mr.
George, and it is our desire and our re
quest that he continue as national direc
tor and carry on the junior republic work
founded by him."
An expression of unqualified belief in
the moral integrity of Mr. George is con
tained in a resolution adopted today by
the board of trustees of the Freeville re
public. which also met here. ^
At the New York headquarters of ths
natfhnal association it was said tonight
that the action of the board of directors
would close the incident.
Richmond, Va., March 11.—By a vote of
74 to 13 the house of delegates today de
feated a joint resolution providing for
an amendment to the constitution which »
would give the women of Virginia tho
right of suffrage. The rejection of the
measure by the lower branch means tlui-.
it will not go to the senate and the ques
tion cannot be brought up again at this
session. Under the Virginia law, any bill
to change the constitution must be ap
proved by two successive legislatures and
then submitted to tliH people for ratifica
tion. At the earliest, the people of Vir
ginia could not vote on the woman’s sut- ,
frage amendment before the fall of 1918,
and then only in the event that the gen
eral assembly passes the bill In 1916, and.
again in 1918.
Meyer Heads Coopers
st. Louis. March 11.—Carl Meyer of St*
Louis tonight was elected president of
the National roofers’ association in an
nual convention here. 8 C. Nan car row,
Texarkana, Ark., was elected a vica
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