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cisms Appearing in Mont gomery Paper Montgomery. June 25.— (Special.) fn view Of the - publication in an aft ernoon paper a story to the effect that the governor had "thrown open doors to convicts." the chief exec utive issued a statement this afternoon explaining his reason for paroling Walter IJoyd of Lowndes county and Alex Murphy of Monroe county, about whom the story was written, and charged that paper with trying to mis represent the facts In the two cases. The governor declared in his state ment that he paroled Lloyd, a negro sentenced to serve 40 years in prison for the murder of another negro, be cause clemency was recommended by the trial Judge, the solicitor, the war den at Sanford, at which the negro was serving his sentence, and by the entire board of pardons. He said the negro had served 12 years of his sen tence; that his conduct had been ex emplary, and that the solicitor had ex pressed doubt of ids guilt. Parole was Issued to Murphy, ac cording to the governor, because it v. as recommended by 11 of the jurors, the trial Judge, the solicitor, the phy sician inspector of the convict hoard, by tho hoard of pardons and by leading citizens of the county. R. H. BAUGH HEADS TENNIS LEAGUE * R. H. Baugh, president of the Birming ham. Baseball association, has been elert ’ ed head of the Birmingham Tennis league for the ensuing year. Notice of his elec lion was received by Mr. Baugh yester ‘ day morning and he states that ho will accept the honor tendered nim. F. F. Read of the Young Men’s Christian as sociation will continue as Secretary of the league. Plans are being formulated for a com? .piete reorganization and much interest \is being manifested by local Tennis en Vliusiaets. The various tennis clubs have already begun practice for the opening of the new season. Inspect New’ Cotton Mill Accompanied by B. B. Comer, presi dent, a party of directors of the new cotton mill recently completed by Gov ernor Comer at Sylacauga, visited the plant yesterday. The party left Birming ham early yesterday morning and returned yesterday at noon on the Seminole limit ed. They looked over the mill, said to be the largest In this section of the coun try, and were very much gratified over the work. The party included Major E. M. Tutwller, Robert Jemison, Sr., W. P. O. Harding, Dr. J. S. Gillespy and ex Governor Comer. Large Meteor Seen Huntsville, June 26.—(Special.)—The greatest meteor ever seen here passed directly over Huntsville at 2 o’clock this morning going from northeast to southwest. The meteor lighted the heavens brilliantly and some claim It was visible 15 to 20 minutes. Hot we*' er records were broken here to day when the mercury reached 102. ICO LUTE TO CLASSIFY WANTED—A partner, barber or man • xperienced in dry cleaning business: * . 'isf Bnve $150 capital: references required and given. If you mean bus iness, call Main 2296 for appointment. “■ — I Commencing Thursday July Second i Blach’s Will Close At One O’Clock every Thursday afternoon during July and August to give clerks a half holiday. HJ jsBJ ■ '■ t . . - — k j / / ' ^s~'-- 1 "■'■■■' - ■■ ■»—'■■■—■ ■ —■ . ■■■ . i-: Adequate Supervision All loans of this hank, from three hundred and one to three thousand dollars inclusive, are reported to the discount committee of our board of directors for its approval or disapproval; and this committee reports its findings to the entire board. Loans of three thou sand and one dollars and up wards are reported monthly to the board. This is one of many expedients employed by us in an effort to afford the largest measure of protection to the funds of depositors and stock holders. Attention is also called to the advantages to cus tomers in our savings department, and to the fact that the rate of interest here is four per cent, com pounded quarterly. Under the national bank'act there is no preference in favor of depositors on open ac count. Business By Mail Solicited Traders National Bank John H. Frye, Pres. Birmingham, Ala. | AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDING Played. Won. l^ost. Pet. Philadelphia . 69 35 24 .593 Detroit . 65 36 29 . 564 Washington . 60 33 27 .550 St. Louis . 62 34 28 .548 Boston . 62 31 31 .500 Chicago . 61 3ft 31 .492 New York . 56 22 35 . 386 Cleveland . GO 22 38 . 367 Checks Browns St. Louis, June 25.—St. Louis’ pitchers were wild today, w’hile their team-mates fielded in ragged fashion, enabling Cleve land to secure a lead the home club could not overcome. The score wan 6 to 3. Score: Cleveland— AB. R. H. O. A. E. Graney, If. 4 1 0 1 0 0 Turner, 3b. 2 0 114 0 Lei bold, cf. 3 2 0 2 0 0 Lajoie, 2b. 4 1 1 0 4 0 Johnson, lb. 3 1 2 31 0 0 Wood, rf. 4 1 2 1 0 0 Chapman, ss. 3 0 0 2 1 0 O’Neil, c . 4 0 2 9 0 0 Gregg, p. 4 0 1 0 3 1 Totals . 31 6 9 27 12 1 St. Louis- AB. R. H. O. A. E. Shot ten, cf. 4 0 ft 2 1 0 Pratt, 2b. 4 1 1 3 3 0 Howard, ss. 4 0 ft 2 1 1 Walker, If. 4 1 2 8 0 0 Leary, lb. 4 0 1 10 0 1 Austin, 3b. 4 ft 2 4 2 ft Miller, rf. 4 ft 1 0 0 0 Crossin, c. 3 1 1 5 1 1 Baumgardner, p. .. 1 0 0 0 1 ft •Rumler . 3 ft 0 ft 0 0 Hoch, p. 0 ft 0 0 2 0 ♦•Jenkins . 1 0 ft ft 0 ft Mitchell, p. 1 0 0 0 1 0 Totals . 35 3 8 27 14 3 ♦Batted for Baumgardner in sixth. ♦♦Ratted for Hoch in eighth. Score by innings: Cleveland . 021 00ft 030—6 St. Louis . 00ft 001 002—3 Summary: Two-base hits, O'Neil, John son, Gregg. Third-base hit. Turner. Hits, Baumgardner 4 in 6.innings. Hoch 4 in 2 innings, Mitchell 1 in 1. Sacrifice hits, Chapman, Turner. Stolen base, Pratt. Double play. Crossin unassisted. Bases on balls. Baumgardner 2. Hoch 1, Gregg 1. Hit by pitcher, Hoch (Graney). Struck out, Gregg 7, Hoch 1, Baumgardner 1 Wild pitches, Baumgardner, Hoch. Time*. 2:30. Umpires, Evans and Egan. Reb Russel] Stars Chicago. June 25.—Fournier’s triple and Bodle’s hot single in the ninth enabled Chicago to win the sixth straight game today when they defeated Detroit, 3 to 2, in the second game of the series. Dem mitt’s catch and throw home in the ninth inning held Kavanaugh on third base and prevented the visitors scoring. Score: Detroit— AB. R. H. O. A. E. Bush, ss. 3 1 0 2 1 U Port ell. 3b. 4 0 0 0 3 0 Heilman, cf. 4 0 2 0 0 0 Crawford, rf. 4 0 1 0 0 0 Veach, if. 4 0 1 3 0 0 Kavanaugh, 2b. ..3 ft 1 3 3 0 Burns, lb. 3 0 0 12 0 0 Stanage, c. 4 11 b 1 0 Daiss, p. 3 0 0 0 4 0 Totals . 32 2 6 -25 12 0 ♦One out when winning run scored. Chicago— AB. R. H. O. A. E. Weaver, ss.w .3 0 0 4 5 0 Blackburn. 2b. 4 0 0 1 0 0 Demjmitt, If. 4 0 1 3 0 0 Collins, rf. 4 0 110 0 Fourrier, lb. 4 12 7 10 Bcdie. e. 3 0 1 6 0 0 Mayer, c. 3 115 0 0 Breton 3b. 3 110 2 0 Russell, p. 3 0 2 0 0 1 Totals . 31 3 9 27 8 1 Score by innings: Detroit .100 000 100—2 Chicago .000 020 001—3 Summary: Two-base hits, Breton, Rus sell. Three-base hits, rtavanaugh, Four nier. Sacrifice hits, Dauss, Bodie, Weav er. Double play, Fournier to Weaver. Base on balls, Russell 2. Hit by pitcher, Russell (Burns). Struck out, Russell 4, Dai.ss 5. Time, 1:53. Umpires, Dineen and Connolly. Warhop Wins First New York, June 26.—New York anl Boston today again broke even in a double-header. New York taking the Hist game 3 to 2, and Boston the sec ond 4 to 3. Warhop, in the first game, scored his first victory of the season, lu the second Boston hit Caldwell harder than he has been hit in any lo cal game this season. Score: FIRST GAME *■ Boston— AB. R. H. O. A. E. Hooper, rf. 4 0 0 5 0 0 Scott, ss. 4 0 0 3 4 0 Speaker, cf. 4 1 3 2 0 0 Lewis, if.4 1 1 2 0 0 Janvrln, lb. 4 0 0 7 1 1 Gardner, 3b.3 0 11 2 0 Yerkes, 2b. 3 0 0 1 0 0 Carrigan, c. 2 0 0 2 0 0 •Rehg .il 0 0 0 0 0 Cady, e. 0 0 0 0 1 0 Collins, p. 2 0 0 0 0 0 ••Engle . 1 0 0 0 0 0 Conimbe, p. 0 0 0 1 0 0 Totals .32 2 5 24 8 1 New York— AB. R. H. O. A. E Maisel. 3h. 3 0 0 4 0 1 Truesdale. 2b. . . 4 1 2 0 1 1 Ueeklnpaugh. ss. 4 1 1 2 0 0 Hartzell. If. 4 0 0 3 0 0 Holden, rf. 4 0 1 2 0 0 Daley, cf. 3 0 1 3 0 0 Nunamaker, c. 4 12 7 2 0 Williams, lb. ... 2 0 1 6 0 0 Wjrhop, p. 3 0 0 0 1 0 Totals .31 3 8 27 4 2 •Butted for Carrigan In seventh. ••Batted for Collins in eighth. Score by innings: Boston . 000 200 00*—2 New York.000 200 10*—3 Summary: Two-base hits, Truesdale. Speaker. Home runs. Lewis, Peckin paugh. Sacrifice hits, Daley, Williams. Stolen base, Holden. Double play, Nu namaker and Maisel. Base on balls, Col lins 1. Struck out, Warh«p 6. Collins 2. Hits, Collins 7 in 7 innings; Coumbe 1 in 1 inning. Time 1:45. Umpires, O'Loughlin and Hildebrand. SECOND GAME. Boston- AB. R. H. O. A. E. Hooper, rf. 4 2 1 0 1 0 Scott, ss. 5 0 1 2 5 0 Speaker, cf. 3 0 2 6 1 0 ■Lewis, if. 4 0 1 2 0 0 Janvrln, lb. 4 1 2 9 0 0 Gardner, 3b. 4 0 0 2 0 0 Yerkes, 2b. 4 0 1 2 3 0 Cady, c. 3 0 2 5. 1 0 Johnson, p. 3 110 2 0 Wood, p. 1 0 0 0 1 0 Totals . 35 4 11 27 14 0 New York— AB. R. H. O. A. E. Maisel, 3b. 3 0 1 0 0 0 Truesdale, 2b. 4 0 1 4 6 0 Peckinpaugh, *«.... 4 0 0 1 1 0 Hartzell, If. 4 o 2 0 0 1 Holden, rf. 4 0 2 3 0 0 •MeHale .. 0 0 0 0 0 0 Daley, cf. 3 10 10 0 Sweeney, c. 4 2 2 5 2 0 Williams, lb. 2 0 0 9 0 0 ••Cook . 1 o 1 0 0 0 Nunamaker. 1b. .. 1 n 0 2 0 0 Caldwell, p. 3 0 1 2 4 o Totals . 33 3 10 27 13 1 •Ban for Holden in ninth. ••Batted for Williams In eighth. Score by Innings: Boston .100 021 000—4 New York .001 000 020-3 Summary: Two-hase hits, Sweeney. Janvin, Cady. Stolen bases, Maisel, Sweeney, Speaker 3, Hooper, Hartzell. Double plays, Johnson. Scott to Janvrln. Bases on balls. Caldwell 3, Johnson 2. Struck out, Caldwell 5, Wood 1, Johnson 1. Passed ball, Sweeney. Hits, John son 8 In 7 innings none out' In eighth; Wood 2 in 2. Time. 2:10. Umpires. Hilde brand and O'Loughlin. Athletics Fare Badly Washington, June 25.—A heavy thunderstorm broke up today's game between Philadelphia and Washington ill the beginning of the fifth inning. The score at the end of the fourth In filling was Philadelphia 2. Washington 0. Philadelphia had scored three runs In the fifth without a lilt and had a man on second with one out when the game was called. federaiTleague STANDING Played. Won. Lost. Pet. Indianapolis. . 58 34 24 .680 Chicago . f,0 34 26 .507 Baltimore . 66 30 26 .630 Buffalo . 53 28 25 .528 Kansas City . 61 27 33 .450 Pittsburg . 54 24 30 .44 1 Brooklyn . 64 24 30 .444 St. Louis . 64 27 3.7 .422 Brooklyn Beats Baltimore Baltimore. June 25.—Alter being blanked for six innings In today’s game with Brooklyn. Baltimore tied the score with four runs in the seventh inning. It took an extra inning to de cide the game, which was won by Brooklyn, 6 to 4. Score: R.H E. Brooklyn . 100 300 000 1—5 in’ j Baltimore .... 000 000 400 0—4 11 2 Batteries: Marion, Flnneran and Land: Smith, Wilhelm and Jacklltsch Russell. Indianapolis Is Stopped Indianapolis, June 26.—After winning 14 games in a row, the Indianapolis club was stopped today by Kansas City, the visitors winning the contest 5 to 3. Score: R.H.-E. Kansas City .... 101 000 003—5 10 0 Indianapolis .... 000 000 102—3 8 1 Batteries: Harris, Packard and F,n zenroth; Moseley and Rarlden. Cueto Joins Feds St. Louis, June 26.—The second game between Chicago and St. Louis today proved a slugging contest from the visitors came out victorious, 13 to 8. M. Cueto, a Cuban from the Jackson ville, Fla., team of the South Atlantic league, Joined the locals today and played the third sack against Chicago Score: R.H.E. Chicago . 204 010 042—-13 15 3 St. Louis .. . 200 000 303— 8 10 5 Batteries: Fisk, Hendryx and Wil son; Wilch and Chapman, Simon. Moore in Form Buffalo. N. Y., Juno 25.—Earl Moors held Pittsburg down to two singles today, winning from the locals 6 to 2. SI xof the seven hits off Camnltz were made In the third Inning, In which every man on the Buffalo team went to hat. Score: R.H.E. Buffalo . 01 4 000 001—6 7 2 Pittsburg . 000 002 000—2 2 3 Batteries: Moore and Blair; Cam nltz and Berry. .. .. :A. The annual track meet of the Birming ham Sunday School association, whtcb will be held at Avondale park Saturday afternoon in conjunction with a play gri^md contest, promises to be one ot warmest yet staged, according to offic‘alH of the association. Many Sunday schools hare signified their intention of entering ispresentatlves in the meet and the cream of Birmingham’s athletic, talent has beer ccrruled by the various schools. The talent appears about evenly di vided and on this account the fight fot the banner to be awarded the team scor ing the greatest number of points will 1>« close at d hard rough!. Many of the athletes on the track team! ol' the Birmingham Athletic club anc Young Men's Christian association will compete, among ttiem being Gllber Ritchie, Edwards. Beatty, Gallant. Clai borne, Keith, Chisholm and many others / GENERAL MEETING OF COMMITTEEMEN AT TUTWILER TODAY (Continued from Pnv« Five) southern states and if possible a little superior to any institution of its kind in the-south. We are settled on that. “Now that practical question comes up as to the cost of such a university as we propose to establish. That’s a question that cannot possibly be answered. An educational enterprise of this sort is not a creation; it is a growth and the demand for funds and facilities grows with every passing decade. “We can do nothing better than to lay the foundation for such an enterprise as this is; to provide an adequate location for the beginning and then to make such provisions as will permit It future devel i opment and growth. We cannot draw any line that so much money is needed, for it is too hard to estimate the cost, and all we can hope to do at this time Is to lay the best possible foundation and make provision as far as human prescience can do for Its future growth. “For the proper beginning of such a work as that which engages the attention of the commission we should need about $f>.000.000 and we Relieve that our people of the southern states outside of the city in which the university is to be located will help. The money must come from them and when you make the appeal In Mississippi. Alabama. Georgia, the Caro ltnas, Virginia, Maryland and Kentucky you must appeal only to the Methodist people. Occasionally you will find a large-hearted citizen who takes a broad view', who, regardless of denomination, will come in and help, but they are ex | ceptlons when you get outside of the im mediate territory of location. “We believe that the temper of out peo pde from their expressed attitude In num erous assemblages upon this question Is such that they will rally to the cause and : furnish the funds which we need. Three Cities After University “We are aware of the fact that a great deal will depend upon the offer w'e re ceive from the places desiring the uni versity. Birmingham, Atlanta, and, I learned day before yesterday, Columbia, S. C., all are engaging In a similar cam paign for the university. Either of these places from a geographical standpoint would be suitable. As to the other par ticulars. I don’t know. “I have been asked how much of an offer ought to be made to give a good chance of success to any given place. I can't answer that question. The com mission has never acted upon it. There are a great many questions that enter into the matter of location. I would say. however, that the general consensus of opinion in informal discussion in our com mission was that we should have from the place which secured this location an offer of an adequate campus, necessary not only to the present uses, but to the future development of such an Institu tion as we propose to found: that In addi | tion to that we ought to have an offer of j at least $1,000,000. We think that that I would be necessary to give us a good start in this great enterprise. That’s a great deal of money, but in comparison with the need and benefit to be derived it is not such a large demand. “What are the advantages of having the university in a community? We can look at that from two points of view, both of which will appeal. From the ethical standpoint, from the effect upon the life of the community and the worth to a community it 1r more than the human mind can grasp. Now' we come down to the other side of It. Is it worth anything to a community from a purely business standpoint? Does it nay to have an institution and what does it pay? 'I believe if you would consult today the fortunate cities in America that have universities you would find that the same amount of money put into any other enterprise would he inferior as an invest ment. You employ a great many profes sors and they are high priced men. Sev eral business men are necessary to han dle the business side of the work and they are high salaried men. Barge num bers of young men are gathered from all over the country (In this instance, from all over the south) and they spend money with the people »n your com munity. Say that you have, when such an institution Is in full operation, 1000 young men in all of its departments, and such an estimate is very conservative. Each of these young men spends not less than $300 a year, and the estimate of ex penditure Js far below the average. Much Spent in University City “Every cent of this money is spent In the university city. That goes for some ti ir.g to eat, for necessary articles in the school work and adds that much to the regular revenue of the city. “T judge that in all Greater Birming ham you have few enterprises which have pay rolls which circulate much more than the university would in the com munity year by year perpetually. “It is a paying proposition in another way. There is hard!y a university city in the United States in which you will not find large numbers of people mov ing into that community for the purpose of educating their children and having them at home. It is a source of increase in population which is not to be despised. “It is a paying proposition to the man who takes the broader and higher View and looks to the benefit of the comitiun ity in the ethical aspect. It is a paying proposition to the man who takes a com mercial view. Either way it pays. “Regardless of where the university is located the commission is not going to have anything small. It will be a univer sity of which the entire south can well be proud. We propose to have a first class institution or none. We are build ing lor all time and you need not be afraid of any shoddy work on the part of this commission establishing this institution. Will Be Nonsectarian “In regard to the denominational char acter of the university itself. There is a vast difference between denominational education and sectarian education. People sometimes confuse those tw'o things. The fact that this is to be the university of the Methodist church, south, does not mean that it is to be a narrow, sectarian institution. I hardly know a Methodist institution, and we have many of them, that has not in its faculty, in its teaching force, some men w'ho are not Methodists. We do not propose to let our denomina tional preferences interfere with free dom of education or breadth of education. 'If we are to command the patronage of our own people this institution in the work of education must be the equal of any institution to which our teople can send their children. The day hrfh passed when church people wdll support their educational Institutions regardless, and justly has that day passed. We will con trol the conduct of this university, but we will not lay down rules as to the re ligious preferences of the students there. “Of course, from our standpoint it is essential that In one department of the university our beliefs he taught. That’s the theological and biblical de partment. We make our preachers there and you can see the reason for having that department given over to our faith and tenets. , But even there we have things which other denomina tions agree with us upon. We have control of that department absolutely. “Ohurch control of the other de partments does not make the unutter able folly of trying to teach medicine or anything else according to the way a Methodist does it. That can't be done, gentlemen. You cannot teach medicine •theologically.’ “There seems to be doubt in the minds oi some as to what denominu tionaL education means. I think, as business men, you will understand and can readily see the value of having the hearty grood will and co-operation of a denomination that represents 2, 000,000 members in the south back of such an institution. Th^s church rep | resents as well as any other church can represent the wealth, the culture and tin1 intelligence of these southern states. It is worth while for any in stitution to have back of it that tre mendous force. "I don’t know what the name of the university will be. I think it might be well called after the city in which It Is settled. We are not particular about names.’’ CORRESPONDENCE OF JAPAN AND UNITED STATES IS PUBLISHED (Continued from Page One) tory, was inconsistent with the provisions of the treaty and that it was opposed to the spirit and fundamental principles of amity and good understanding. I The ambassador contended the law vio lated the treaty guarantee granting Jap 1 anese “the most constant protection” for their propertq. He intimated that it was contrary to the favored nation clause also, j In closing, the ambassador stated that | his government “desired to have it entire ! ly clear that they attach the utmost im portance to the discrlmnatory phase of the legislation.” On May 19, the United States, setting forth steps taken by the federal gov ernment to avoid the legislation In California, pointed out that the object |of the legislation was not political, that it was the act of but one of state, and that the only object was wholly economic. The department contended that all existing treaty rights are ex pressly preserverd by the act. PRESIDENTWILSON PROMISES COUNTRY BIG BUSINESS BOOM (Contlnned From Page One.) clear programme, disclosed so far as pos sible a general programme, in its par ticulars as well as in its general features. And the administration proceeded to carry out this programme: The Tariff Was First “First, there was the tariff, and busi ness shivered. 'We don’t like to go in, the water looks cold,' but when the tariff had been passed It was found that the re adjustment was possible without any se rious disturbance, whatever. So that men said with a sense of relief, 'Well, we are | glad to get that behind us, and it was not J bad after all.’ “Then came the currency reform. You remember with what resistance, what criticism, with what systematic holding back a large body of bankers in this country met the proposals of that reform, and you know how. immediately after its passage, they recognized its benefit and its beneficence, and how ever since the passage of that reform bankers through out the United States have been congrat ulating themselves that it was possible to carry this great reform on sensible and solid lines. “Then we advanced to the trust pro gramme and again the same dread, the same hesitation, the same urgency that the thing should be postponed. It will not be postponed; and It will not be postponed because we are the friends of business. We know what we are doing; we purpose to do it under the advice—for we have been fortunate enough to obtain the ad vice—of men who understand the business of the country, and we know that the ef fect is going to be exactly what the ef fect of the currency reform was, a sense of relief and of security. “Because, when the programme is finished, it is finished; the interroga tion points are rubbed off the slate; business Is given Its constitution of freedom and Is bidden go forward un der that constitution. And just so soon as it gets that leave and freedom there will be a boom in this country such as we never have witnessed in the Uni ted States. Receivers Are Appointed for H. B. Claflin Company (Continued from Page One) Itors were taken by the appointment of committees representing each. The note holders’ committee, of which J. S. Alex ander is chairman, asks that all claims be deposited with them, and a similar request was made In behalf of the merchandise creditors, called together by attorneys for the Merchants’ Protective association. Both committees announced they would demand a voice in the reorganization plans. Still another protective commit tee was organized under the auspices of the Creditors’ Audit and Adjustment asso ciation, and the receivers are directed by the court also to organize a creditors’ commmittee to be chosen by all the cred itors at an early meeting. At this meet ing the creditors will be authorized by the court to vote whether the receivership shall be continued and whether other re ceivers shall be appointed. The authority granted them by the court appears to give them virtual control of the com pany’s business subject to the approval of thf court. Company's Fourth Crisis The failure today marked the fourth financial crisis of the H. B. Claflin com pany since it was iirst established in this city in 1S43 with the firm name of Bulk ley & Claflin. It was tided over financial difficulties in the war between the states when southern debtors refused to meet their northern obligations; again in the panic of 1S73. and again in the panic of 1SW, when It is understood .T. P. Mor gan & Co. came to the rescue. Front Its humble beginning of 70 years ago the concern grew to be the greatest dry goods enterprise in the country, and was the nucleus, together with other en terprises which John Claflin promoted, of the Associated Merchants’ company, and subsequently the United Dry Goods company, organized in 1909, with 181,000, OOil capital stock. Its commercial notes, it was re marked in Wail street today, were ac cepted throughout the country almost as tho equivalent of currency. so strong was Its credit. Directors Issue Statement In announcing the resignation of Mr. Claflin. the board of directors of the United Dry Goods company and the Associated Merchants company Issued tile following statement: "This severs the management of the last two companies from the stores in which Mr. Claflin has a personal In terest. Mr. Claflin desires to devote his entire time to the affairs of the H H. Claflin company and the various retail stores in which he Is personally Interest. Mr. CornelluB Bliss Is one of the lending merchants of New York city and Is considered as one of the test equipped men of this city for the position which he has nccepted.” According to Mr. Alexander, the Claflin company's difficulties were pre cipitated by Its indorsement of notes of the Claflin enterprises, which, ow ing to general depression In the dry soodB huslness, they were unable to ; ray al maturity. Every dollar of the ! claims Jn this class, he said, resulted : from shell Indorsement. Among the Claflin stores for which receivers were appointed today were the H. Batterman company and the Bedford company. Brooklyn, the Mont gomery Fair. Montgomery. Ala., and the Jones Store company of St. Bouts. An accurate list of all the Claflin en terprises was not available here to "bight. Married in Chattanooga Florence, June 25.—(Special. 1—\V. A Graham of Florence and Miss Bady Gra ham of Chattanooga were married yes terday at the residence of the bride's els ter, lira. C. D. Gordon, la Chattanooga. j I The firat victim from the heat In En9 ley this summer was Will Crunk, a young white man working at the aloe! plant. Mr. Crunk was working In tile engineer ing department yesterday and several of his fellow employes stated chat he had been complaining about the extreme hot weather nearly all day. About 3 o'clock, when the weather was the hottest, Mr. Crunk suddenly over come by the heat fell to the floor un conscious. The Tennessee company's ambulance was quickly summoned and he was rushed to the com pany's hosiptal where he was given medical attention. He revived In a few minutes and later in the afternoon was curried to his home on Twenty-fourtn street where at a late hour last night he was reported to be resting as well as could be expected. SERVICE TO* PENSACOLA Another Passenger Route Promised by Becember Via Kimbrough Through service between Birming ham jib nd Pensacola by an entirely new and independent route is promised Bir mingham by December 1. It is be lieved that the pew line of the Gulf Florida and Alabama will have its line | built by that date to Kimbrough, a junction on the .Southern. J At that point the Southern railway will make connection. By traffic ar rangement it will be possible for through service to be Inaugurated from this city to Pensacola, thereby giving Birmingham two routes to that coast city. The Louisville and Nashville is J the only way by which Birmingham can now reach Pensacola. The local officials of the Southern arc awaiting eagerly the construction of the new line to Kimbrough so that r connection will be possible for the t local line. When that line is placed In e operation it is believed that the com- c petition thus afforded will be very ben- i eficial. \ i Youthful Players Very Ac tive—Twilight League Organic d Activity among youthful exponents >f the national pastime is rapidly welling to a large proportion and the 1 eagues that are being launched for the •urpose of providing spirited coinpetl lon are more numerous than ever be ore. Youthful players in all parts of he city are handing themselves into *. ims and leagues. 0n the South Hlgh ands, at and around Five Points, a our-team organization is being con emplated, while another of similar ature is being organized at Norwood. One of the latest additions to the anks of amateur leagues is the Twi Ight league, which was recently or anizcd with a membership of six lubs. This newcomer is different from ts numerous rivals insofar as all :ames stated must be played between he hours of 5 and 7 in the evening. ’he teams composing the league are ^ast End. Behrens Park. East Bii ningham, Ensley, Avondale and Wood awn. The baseball fever is not confined nly to the Birmingham district hut ias spread out to the many mining amps bordering on the district and iow nearly all of them have repre entatives on the diamond and are agerly booking contests. Mercury Reaches 104 Tuscaloosa, June 25.—(Special.) 'he government thermometer regis pred 104 degrees at 2:15 o’clock this fternoon. Thi£ was the hottest day f the season and one of the hottest ecorded since the government bureau ►’as established here. This Ad Is For FILE CLERKS Only! 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