Newspaper Page Text
The Finest Resort Hotel
In the World Ha* been built at Sunset Mountain, Asheville, N. C. Absolutely Fireproof. Open All Ihe Year An old-fsaUioiieti Inn—nails live feet thick, of grauile boulders. Water from siopes of ♦ highest mountain east of Rockies; mHk and crentn supplied exrlusirely by Biltrooro Dairies on estate uf Georg,- W. Vanderbilt; finest golf links io the South adjoin Hotel. No mosquitos. Always cool enough (or. blankets. write for rates and literature. GROVE PARK INN Sunset Mountain, Asheville, N. C. \ 1 " ^ PENSION BUREAU TO CLOSE FOR FEW DAYS Gen. Ferguson Announces Recess From April 2 to April 8 Montgomery, March 30.—(Special.)—Gen eral Fred S. Ferguson, special master engaged in the investigation of the stale pension rolls, announced today that the pension bureau will be closed from Thursday, April 2, to Wednesday, April 8. General Ferguson said he wished all pensioners who may have business with the bureau to receive this notice, inas* much as it may save many people a use less trip to Montgomery. The epnsi<¥i bureau has purged the rolls The pension bureau has purged the roll* lng of the board will be held at an early date. At the last meeting of the board more than 400 pensioners were dropped from the rolls of nine counties, making a total of more than 1000 who have been struck from the pension rolls since th€ present investigation began. Fine Fruit Crop Expected Decatur, March 30.—(Special.)—1The In«M cations are that there will be a fine fruit crop in this section of the state. Peaches plums, pears and cherries are in full bloom. None of the fruit has been killed thus far. RIGHT TO THE MINUTE —Don't mix cheap hats with hats that are CHEAP. —Our $.'! to $5 hats are cheap in price hut HKiH in QUAL ITY. —Don't mar the effect of your new spring suit by sporting a hat of past vint age. NECKWEAR —It's all here, but a full newspaper nage could not do justice to the variety. Yeatman-Baugh Co. Brown-Marx Bldg. J. D. Baugh Jno. T. Yeatman } Brightens the' Clothes Excelsior laundry does more than whiten your clothes, it brightens them also. This is due to the excellent materials we use in our work. Are you using Excelsior service? Excelsior Laundry 1805-1807 2d Avenue Phone 531? 5313 Main l , SCHWAB FORESEES EARLY ADJUSTMENT TO NEW CONDITIONS Gigantic Figures Involved in Arrangements to Comply With Sherman Law EUROPE SURPRISED AT OUR ATTITUDE Thinks It Strange Sherman Law Should Have Been on Books so Many Years Without Be ing Enforced By HOLLAND New York. March 30.—(Special ) • Maries M. Schwab is quoted as having said recently that he has no doubt that A nerican business life will he sooner or 1mter adjusted to the legislative and judi cial conditions recently proclaimed. The remark has been spoken of here as re flecting Mr. Schwab's almost Invariable cheerfulness of outlook. Although he has been quoted within the past six months as having said some things which he would not have spoken had he not been feeling a little depressed. What Mr. Schwab is quoted as having said a few days ago undoubtedly fairly well inter pets the opinion of a majority of the business men of the United States. That at ^?ast, is the belief which is held in this city. The preparations which the bank of which Frank A. Vanderlip is president Is now making to adjust its business almost exclusively to meet com mercial conditions, to make of itself a purely merchant's bank or commercial bank, commanding very large resources for that purpose, are thought to be symp toms of changes which will follow' the rtadjustment of business life to new con ditions. Recently there has been some attempt to compile statistics which would show in dollars and cents the magnitude of th« readjustment w’hich is now’ under v.ny. These statistics enumerate about four thousand million dollars as tin* cap italization which is affected by the pur pose of the government to bring Ameri can corporations within the letter and the spirit of the law. This purpose mav n nke it imperative that the government proceed against still other corporations. A Now Kind of Adjustment Because of the magnitude of the tele phone company and also the great capi talization and obligations which represent ill* attempt of the New Haven railroad management to unify transportation in New England, the recent acceptance by these two corporations of a new method of adjustment to the conditions of the piesent time has attracted attention not only in tlie Tnited States, but in Great I'.i 1 tain and to some extent in France lor it was in France that the New fla vin railroad placed nearly thirty mil lions of its securities several years ago, these securities of themselves represent ing some portion of the unification pur pose of the New Haven management, as it then was. Both the telephone, and | the New Haven companies put them selves practically at the disposition of the department of Justice at Washington. In each case this action has been followed l v the tearing apart of the organiza tion. The wonder Is why the department of justice did not go a little further wllh the New Haven system. For that sys ; U*m. ns left by the agreement entered ! inti; by the New Haven and the depart ment. now includes several parallel and ! 1 aturally competing lines, some in east j cm Massachusetts, three at least partly in Connecticut and partly in western I Massachusetts. if four billions of capital are in pro cess of readjustment to new conditions either through the agreement with tin department of justice or through litiga tion in the federal courts then it is apparent that this readjustment cannot he perfected without considerable disturb a nee. Some business men are Inclined to think that some of the business de pression which is sometimes alleged *o prevail is occasioned by t lie readjust ment proceedings and by the hesitation with which capital contemplates invest ment, excepting in good bonds. What Europe Thinks There frequently comes intimation from (treat Britain and tlie continent of Eu rope which tells of the wonder with v' hich men of affairs across the sen now look upon the American readjustments row in- progress. Germany, which tol o**8tea and in fact, encourages, and Great Britain, which favors under regulation something like monopolistic control of capital. cannot understand why the Tnited States permitted these large com binations to he made and then waited, sometimes as long as 1ft years—in the I case of the Standard Oil company longer — before beginning proceedings to disrupt I the organization. j This feature of the situation has been i recently commented upon by several men v. l:o before their retirement into pri •rte life gained well-earned reputations | as jurists. Recently one of these au ! thorities has written to express his won ! dor that the federal government, imme 1 dintelv after the enactment of the so called Sherman law. did not take the In itiative through equity proceedings, (Advertisement) ___ i Kolb's Corner J^olb’s Corner Kolb's Corner KOLBLETS l If tfejL.comm°n masses of the common people of Alabama give ex | pressluJr ~J their views on Monday, the sixth dny of April, untrammeled and uimtfluenced, REUBEN KOLB will be tile nominee of the demo cratic parly. From every part of the state the news coming to the Kolb head quarters at Birmingham indicates that REUBEN KOLB will be the leading candidate for governor. The friends of CAPTAIN KOLB are confident lhat he will he the democratic nominee for governor, and that he will lead In the April primary, We say to the KOLB supporters that his prospects for securing a plurality of the votes cast In the election on April 0 ere excellent, and we safely predict that If he Is 111 the run off In the primary held In May, that he will be the next governor of Alabama. Every jterson who has any knowledge of politics % the state knows j that REUBEN KOLB Is making gains every day In every hamlet, nook and corner of the state, and that If these gains continue at the same ratio, we have the right to hope that he will get a majority of the votes cast on April 8, Our candidate Is a man of war In lime of war, and a mao of peaee In the times like these. REUBEN KOLB is u fighter If there Is any thing to fisht, not a bluffer or brawler, The people of Alabama have ilia right to smile in anticipation of [ an era of peace and prosperity, for REUBEN KOLB will be ilte neat governor, and all the bitterness and aerimony and hatreds of the past years will be eliminated. There isn't a man, woman or child in Alabama who can truthfully say that REUBEN KOLB ever wantingly injured a human being. We are going to give REUBEN KOLB that which was rightfully his, and we will he proud lo see him the next governor of Alabama. We are making history, and as a God-fearing people, we will right a wrong committeed 20 years ago. X, -i L : , ; a--"-, ‘ ' .7.; ... ; - ' THE JURY TODAY Testimony Completed at Ashville Monday FORMAN WILL APPEAL Burnett I ndecided on Free Tolls Issue Now in Congress—Rainey Issues Challenge for Debate—Open Registration Books Gadsden. March 3b.-(Special.)—It Is piubable that testimony in the ease of Grady Forman, now being heard nt Ashville. will be completed this even ing. Arguments will begin tomorrow morning, and the case Is expected to go to the jury late tomorrow' afternoon. Not nearly as much Interest Is being taken In this trial as was manifested in that of G. B. Forman, uncle of the man now on trial. Counsel for C. B. Forman has given notice of an appeal to the su preme court. Congressman John I.. Burnett stated in an interview' today that he is unde cided on the free tolls issue now in «'on gross. If he can be convinced, be said, <bat free tolls for American ships is a violation of the treaty with Great Brit ain, then he would favor repeal of the hill. On the other hand, if it is not, such a violation, then he would let th* bill stand, he says, re>rardless of Great Britain. Capt. H. B. Rainey today issued a chal lenge to Congressman John L*. Burnett to meet him In joint debate at the court house Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock. a contract for $400 worth of hedges and plants has been awarded to a Birming ham Arm to be placed on the grounds of the federal building. New furniture also will be Installed in the offices of the l lilted States marshal and clerk. When a vaudeville actress, appearing at a local theatre, attempted to give a swimming exhibition in the Coosa river yesterday, the police interfered. Mayor Holcombe refused to grant a. permit for the exhibition, despite the fact that tt was to be free. Registration books for Etowah county will be open Friday and Saturday In the office of the register in chancery in the courthouse. Notice has been received that the Rev’ J. \V. Cary of tlie Alabama Good Roads association will he in Gadsden tomorrow to assist in organizing a county bra itch. MRS. ANNIE W. COBBS DIES IN MONTGOMERY One of Alabama'* Most Beloved Women Succumbs to Short Illness Montgomery. March .10.—(Special.)—Mrs. Annie Westcott Cobbs, wife of Claude Cobbs, died at her home here this morn ing after an illness of less than a day’s duration. Mrs. Cobbs was one of the most prominent women of the city and her death was a distinct shock to her many friends. She was a prominent church worker, and took a leading part 1 in the club and social life of the city. She w-as apparently in splendid health up to late yesterday afternoon, when she became suddenly ill. Her condltoln grew worse rapidly and in spite of the best medical attention she died 12 hours later. The deceased is survived by her hus band, one of the leading business men of the city, three children. Misses Mary and Dorothy and William, and two brothers. Dr. William B. Westcott and Samuel H. Westcott. Funeral services will be field at 10:30 o'clock tomorrow morning at the church ! of the Ascension, the rector, the Jlev. j Frederick D. Devall officiating. WIND AND RAINSTORM VISITS THE DECATURS Decatur, March 30.—(Special.*--Drench ing rain, accompanied by heavy wind, visited this section th/s morning. Ir New Decatur a large plate glass was blown out of the show’ window of a large department store. A number of shade trees and signs were blown down in some sections of the city. The rain was the heaviest seen here in many months. It was almost a cloud burst. Tn the low parts of the city the streets are flooded and street car traf fic has been interrupted to some extent. BIG COAL CONTRACT MADE BY SEABOARD Bristol. Term., March 30.—(Special.) The Seaboard Air Line Railway com pany has contracted with the Cllndh field Coal corporation for 900.000 tons of steam coal. This coal Is to be de llvered as needed. It will be taken from the mines of the coal corporation in Russell county, Virginia. whereby contemplated combinations mold be enjoined. Proceedings of that kind would have crushed these combinations or would have put an end to the at tempt to form them. But for the government, armed with the Sherman law, to #ook quietly on while these combinations were being or ganised and for some > ears after thev were organized and then suddenly to ad vance upon them, the Jurist thinks was net In the contemplation of those who drafted the so-called Sherman antitrust low. Had the government acted at the be ginning. much of the friction caused by the attempt to readjust business life tc modern conditions would have been avoided. Tn some cases, the government was plainly notified. There Is still recol lection of the truly sensational mannei In which John W. Gates made announce ment of the organization of the United Slates Steel corporation He was In New York at noon of one day and soon aftei his arrival In Chicago In the forenoon o( the next day he said for publication. “There Is going to be a bllllon-dollar cor poration.” It is true that the announce inent was received with Incredulity. One of the remarks frequently made In thl* city was: “Gales Is vainglorious As i.suftl he is talking In billions.” Within a few days, however, it was made clea1 that Mr. Gates knew what he was talk ,ng about. The 0”ganization of the Stee corporation as practically a billton-doll;i • corporation was announced as under way, But the government at Washington took no heed of this sensational an nouncement and as late as 1907 the ad ministration at Washington tolerated oi gave tacit permission which made It pos sible to bring tite Tennessee Cool, Iror and Railroad company within the combi nation. Yei while the readjustment now In prog ress may affect billions of capital, maj tsar apart some highly organized cor poratlons, may, possibly, explain some oi the depression of business; vet it is . readjustment which, when perfected, wll business men of whom Mr. Hchwab 1 a type. say. undoubtedly make the tours of business hereafter such as to be ir perfect sympathy with the statu tea and In line with the material development ol the United States. CANAL TOLLS ISSUE FACTOR IN FUTURE OF THE BIG PARTIES Roosevelt Has Great Chance to Appeal to the Nation's Patriotism CLARK WILL MAKE HIS SPEECH TODAY Will Not Be so Temperate as lTnder wootl and May Say Some Bit ter Things of Wilson and Bryan By C. F.. STF.WART Washington. March 80.—(Special.)—1The vote on'the adoption of the rule allowing the House of Representatives 24 hours of debate, tint denying the right of amend ment, on the Sims Panama canal tolls repeal bill last Friday, which resulted in a victory for the administration, un doubtedly predicates « victory in th«* House for repeal. Tlie indications In Washington today are that repeal will carry in the House to morrow afternoon by a slightly increased vote over the vote recorded on the adop tion of the rule. Three or four days after the opening of this exciting battle and after hours de voted to oratory, the administration and tlie democratic party lias gathered Itself together and endeavored to inventory the cost. A year of team work, a year of harmony and community of interest were the chief characteristics of the first an nual report of the Wilson administration. For a few days It looked as though le publlcan predictions that the party hud split and the ship of the democratic party would go down on the rocks would bold true. But sober second thought and a get-together spirit is manifest among the real leaders of the party and the rank and file In Congress. Our Tenth Anniversary Ten years ago today the Porter store opened for business in Birmingham. Each year has brought success and the store has grown continually—from year to year the store and stocks have been improved. It has been the aim of the Porter organization to make this store such an institution as all Birmingham would be proud of. Under one roof is assembled the agency for men’s and boys’ wear and ladies’ shoes of the best makers in America and abroad. The sales force comprises as fine a lot of young men as will be found in all Alabama. Young men of character and ability who are capable of giving intelligent, courteous service-men who stand for good citizenship in this community. t In the past ten years we've made mistakes; for these we have regrets and apologies to offer where apologies are due; and in the past 10 years we’ve had our ups and downs, but the majority has been on the “up” side. We’re glad to be a part of this great city—the best in all the southland. We extend our heartiest thanks to a generous public for the liberal patronage bestowed on us in the past, which has made our success possible. For the future we shall endeavor to give better service and better values. Again we extend thanks to our public. No Caucus on Question Leaders scoff at the idea of dissolution. They point out that no caucus was held on tiie question anti that the issue was one upon which tiie leaders and the fol lowers of all the parties differed. When the question is finally settled democratic differences will end. ami the real think ers contend that no party split is possi ble. Representative Underwood. who j honestly differed for the first time with j tlie President, has been the recipient of congratulations from his colleagues who differed with him upon the question .n that while lie opposed repeal, he did it, ill such n manner as to make no wounds or leave any sore spots. The rank and bio in the House who turned against him ami went with the President stand ready to rally round him now and hold up his hands in the duties of leadership in the House. So faf ns repeal Itself is concerned. ih«. result is '11 in doubt. It will pass the House cci vainly, but even its supporters' are not sanguine as to its success in the Senate. That body will discuss it for weeks, and the country will have tiie op portunity to hear all shies and to render Its verdict before the Senate acts. Clark lo Close Debate Speaker Clark, it is understood, is to close the debate in the House against the repeal measure. Clark's attitude and what lie will have to say is creating some speculation. The consensus of opinion is that the speaker made a great mistake in coming out against the rule at the elev enth hour. The belief Is that he was for the second time in his political career the victim of misdirected advice. Hln-i cere admirers of the speaker declare that had he concluded his pronuneiamenio against the rule with the first three words that he could not have possibly been more prophetic. "I am dead against the rule." was the way Clark began his statement. No hint of the kind of speech Clark s to make has yet been obtainable, out those who know him declare that he can’t be dispassionate as was Underwood. They declare that they expect a strong, n vi cious attack upon Bryan and the Presi dent. Rut they are equally certain that Clark cannot split his party, and that the sum total of open rebellion upon his part will only result In ills defeat for the speakership, Rnd his elimination as H leader of any portion of the democratic party. Roosevelt a Danger According.to some democrats the single element of danger in the canal tolls con troversy to the democratic party lies with one Theodore Roosevelt. In the canal tolls row there are great undeveloped pos sibilities for Roosevelt. That he will in stant Is sieze upon this single golden op portunity to assail the party in power and ;<> appeal to the patriotism of the Amer ican people, there seems to be little doubt. 'Pile progressives to a man voted against tlie rule, and It Is understood will •>»» the final vote go against repeal. Roose velt is the very man to carry this (|Uck tlon to the people, they declare, and that he can do It as no other person cun all concede. In this party leaders see the one danger to another democratic admin istration. However, it is the intention o! all, with the sole possible exception oi Clark, to combat such a contingency with all their energy. The republican party itself is badly di vided over the issue; almost as much so as the democrats. The House republicans are practically all against repeal. In the Senate the real and aggressive supporters of the President are republicans. Sena tors Root and T-odge are the original con tenders for the British idea that exemp tion was In violation of the Hay-Paunbc fote treaty, anrl they will assist In leading the President’s fight in the Senate. However, so ftir as the House is con- 1 corned the matter will be ended tomor- 1 row afternoon, and the country will he treated !o the spectacle of n belligerent find divided majority burying the hatchet Rnd getting back together—all together on the same job. All hope that (Murk will do nothing tliat will mar in any way this hoped for picture. Bristol Bests JackRon Bristol, Tenn.. March 3ft.— (Special.) In a contest with Jackson. Tenn.. for lew members the past w'eek, the Bris ol Young Mens Christian association lecured 223 new members as against 57 for Jackson. "You should worry," s the message which Secretary Boas ey of the Bristol association wired Secretary Warner of the Jackson assn iation as soon as he had learned the •csult. MOTOR BOAT TRIALS BEGIN St. Augustine, Fla., Marc h30.—The louthern championship speed boat racee tor 1914 opened here today. The first svent. a half mile trial against time, was won by the Hydro Bullet of Chicago, which traveled at the rate of 43 9 milei ^ Not “Bleached”! I The Department of Agriculture at Washington has been * defeated in its efforts to prevent the bleaching of white flour with chemicals. This is a defeat for the people as well as the Department of Agriculture. The controversy over “bleached flour” does not disturb the household that knows Shredded Wheat It contains all the body-building nutriment in the whole wheat grain, is not “bleached,” nor “treated,” nor “compounded” with anything; contains no yeast, baking powder or chemicals of any j kind. Its purity, cleanliness and food value stand unchallenged, \ being endorsed by the highest health and dietetic authorities. i!| Always heat the Biscuit in oven to restore crispness. Two Shredded Wheat Biscuits with hot milk or cream will supply all the energy needed for a half day’s work. Deliciously nourishing when eaten in I i combination with baked apples, stewed prunes, sliced bananas or j. canned or preserved fruits. Try toasted Triscuit, the Shredded Wheat wafer, for luncheon with butter, cheese or marmalade. Made only by The Shredded Wheat Company, Niagara Falls, N. Y. an hour. Karl C. Deakin la the Hydro Bullet's owner. The first heat in tha contest for boats of the 30-foot class, six laps over n two end one-half knot courae, was won by the Oregon Kid, owned by 3. F. Brock of Portland. Ora The winning boat was not pushed at an]r time. i Engagement Announced Florence, March 30.—(Special.)—Mrs. Robert I.ewls Bllas announces ths en gagement and approachng marriage of her daugter. Fannin Watkina Bllas, to Mr. Robert Manly Martin of this place. The wedding takes place at home late In April.