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BIRMINGHAM / # AGE-HERALD ft VOLUME XXXXUv BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, THURSDAY, JULY 9, U)14 NUMBER 64 ' MALONE AND TILTON CENTER OF STORMY BANKERS’' MEETING DIRECTORATE FOR _ j Eighteen Candidates Se lected at Montgomery for Places On Bank Board DOTHAN BANKER AND , FRIENDS LEAVE FLOOR Bankers Wire Warburg of New York, Urging He Accept Place On Fed eral Reserve Board—List of Directors Nominated j Montgomery, Jnly S.—The con veil tloa of the representative bank* and banker* toniprlNing the Sixth district l( of the federul reserve bank this aft ernoon nominated IS candidates for the •lx places as director*, these 18 to he voted on by the individual hank* by mall within the next several week*. Those nominated are* Class A, .froup 1—A. M. Baldwin, Montgom^.y; W. R. Coie, Nashville; A. P. Hillyer, Macon. Class A. Group 2—G. C. Board, Lebanon, Tcnn.; F. S. Etheridge, Jackson, Ga.; F. W. Foote, Hattiesburg, Miss, x Class A, Group 3—G. H. Malone, Dothan; L Mc-Lane Tilton, Jr., Pell City; W. H. W Ttole, Winder, Ga. I Class B, Group 1—W. F. Amorous, At lanta; C. P. Kendall, Jacksonville, Fla.; \ P. H. Saunders, New Orleans. Class B, Group 2—0. C. Darling, Anda lusia; J. A. McCrary, Decatur, Ga.; O. H. Merrill, Eufaula. Class B, Group 3—W. H. Hartford, Nashville; J. W. Howard, Nashville; J. *B. Legard, Columbus. Ga. Stormy Scene J During the early session of the conven / tion a stormy scene was enacted on the J floor, when G. H. Malone of Dothan J led 30 bankers off the floor, declining to ft have anything further to do with the 3 proceedings, when ’.lis motion to dissolve L the convention In group meetings was de ft feated. There has been strong personal ft bitten ess between Mr Malone and Mc W Lone Tilton, Jr., of Pell City over the nomination in Group 3, Class A, as Ala bama's representative. The nominating committee placed the names of both men I or the ticket. A. B. Baldwin, president of the First National bank of this city, received 17 of the 38 votes of the aomi 1 rating committee. During the afternoon resolutions were adopted by the Sixth district bankers au thcrizing that a telegram be sent to Paul M. Warburg of New York urging him to accept the appointment by President Wilson to the place on the federal reserve board, stating that he would be of ma terial value to the banking and business interests of the country. The represen - I tatlves of six states, comprising the Sixth j district, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee. I Florida, Mississippi apd Louisiana, urged I Mr. Warbubg to forget the differences ft that may have arisen from the questions W propounded by the Senate committee. MAY YETTVOID” NEW HAVEN SUIT Washington. July 8.—The government's I antitrust suit dissolve the New Haven v railroad system inay yet' be avoided if j New Haven officials will accept terms | of a bill for the separation of the New ' Haven and the Boston and Maine, passed by the Massachusetts legislature before it adjourned Tuesday night. Officials here, however, regard it as not improb . able that the suit may lie filed sometime & this month. Attorney General McRey ft nolds agreed to hold off the suit while ^Bthe railroad and state came to an agree HPment, but not later than this month. ^ Governor Walsh at the White House, today discussed the New Haven situa tion with President Wilson and Mr. Mc ' Reynolds. The President expressed a hope that a suit might he avoided. The governor, declared, however, that if the I railroad officials would not accept the new law the suit appeared to be the only alternative. PREPARE AGAINST SPREAD OF PLAGUE | Atlanta, Ga., July 8.—The state board of » health will meet here tomorrow to con sider plans for the extermination of rats In Georgia. The work is a precautionary measure against the spread of bubonic plague, which recently developed in New Orleans. It was understood tonight, that the state legislature, now in session here, would 3>e asked to make an appropriation to meet any emergency that might arise In th« situation. SAYS UNITED STATES 'AID REVOLUTION Mexican Foreign Minister Reads Report Before Huerta Congress Mexico City, July 8:—Differences be tween the United States and Mexico were the subject of a report read be fore Congress today by Acting Foreign Minister Roberto Katava Rule, who de clared the trouble between the coun tries was bound up with the internal conflict in Mexico, owing to the as sistance and support friven by the Unit ed States to the revolutionists," Tito report expressed readiness on the part of the Hderta government ro negotiate with the constitutionalists for the establishment of a ne wprovlslonal administration “which would assure political peace in Mexico anil make clear President Huerta’s willingness to re slga, if thereby such peace could be " .. * . • : t BIG BUSINESS HEADS TELL WILSON WHAT THEIR OPINIONS ARE Leading Members of Chi cago Civic Body Confer With the President REPORT MEETING ENTIRELY CORDIAL President Listens Carefully to Recom mendations and Objections and Interposes Some Ideas of His Own Washing! on, July 8.—Representatives of “big business” talked at length with President Wilson at the White Housf today about the administration’s anti trust programme. Ten leading members of the Chicago Association of Commerce gave Mr. Wilson their ideas of proper trade commission and railroad securi ties bills, and as a result the bills passed by the House and pending in tlie Senate may be modified. Both the President and tlie business men gave out statements referring to the cordial ity of tlje meeting. As a direct result of the discussion the President late today telegraphed to Representative Covington of Mary land, who framed tlie House trade com mission bill, asking him to return to Washington to confer with the Chi cago delegation. The Cfhicago delegation advocated a trade commission with broad powers of Investigation and authority to order the discontinuance of practices contrary to law. They objected to making all cor porations return annual reports to the commission, and thought too many defi nitions of illegal practices were unnec essary. The President listened carefully and interposed some ideas of his own. The question of business prosperity was mentioned in a general way, and after wards officials said the President had not changed his previously expressed opinion that conditions are growing bet ter. President Wilson tomorrow will re ceive Henry Ford, the millionaire auto mobile manufacturer, a committee of Illinois ^bankers and members of tlifl National Association of State Bank Supervisors. BANK SUPERVISORS CLOSE CONVENTION Atlantic City, N. J., July 8.—Federal legislation to be substituted for “blue sky” laws of various states, the elimina tion of private banks and the discour agement of the practice of issuing over drafts were expressed in resolutions adopted today by the National Associa tion of Supervisors of State banks at tlie closing session of their convention here. They also decided to co-operate with the federal reserve board under the new currency act. A resolution lim iting the interest on savings banks de posits to 4 per cent, was voted down. Several speakers expressed their be lief that tlie new currency law would prove a great success. They said they expected good results from tlie meeting they are to have with the federal re serve board In Washington tomorrow. T. J. Smith, banking commissioner of Ken tucky, was elected president. Oakland, Cal., was selected for the 1913 conven tion. HELD ON~CHARGE OF I KILLING HUSBAND — Oak City. N. C., July 8.—Mrs. Joseph Johnson was today held without bail on the charge of killing her husband last Saturday r!ght, at the conclusion of a preliminary lien ring here. It is charged that she shot and killed her husband while they were driving near Speed, N. C. Mrs. Johnson savs her husband was shot by someone who was standing by 1 the side of road. Richard Manning, a farmer who said lie was about H:0 yards from tlie couple when the shot was fired, testified at the hearing that he saw no j one run from the roadside. The moon was shining brightly, he said. Mrs. Johnson is 22 years old. Her bus- j band, who was a prominent farmer, is 24 years old. BAPTISTS CONVENE AT PELHAM THIS MONTH Pelham, July 8.—(Hpecial.)—The annual mseting of the Alabama Baptists of the state will be commenced here on the 29th of July ami continue for 16 days. All matters of interest of the church will be looked aftep. Large crowds are expected to be in attendance. Charleston Fans Swarm On Field and Are Forced Back With Difficulty ■ Charleston, S. C., July 8.—Physical vio lence today was threatened Robert Pen der, umpire in the South Atlantic league, for the second time here during the pres ent playing season. Enraged at decisions of the- umpire in a game between Charles ton . and Albany, supporters of the Charleston team surrounded the umpire on the field and ware with difficulty forced back to their seats. Pender was given police protection on his way to his hold at the close of the game. More than 100 persons notified the dub management they would boycott all further games Pender umpired here. The official had trouble here earlier in the season and it was necessary to provide police protection for him THE SCALES ARE MOVING |i I ^ . . x.x . V , \. . - ' ■"! IlsIwSs Definite Action Expected Before Meeting of Senate Banking and Currency Meeting Today Washington, July 3.—President Wilson tonight still hoped that Paul Warburg, thd Niw York hanker, would reconsider his request that his nomination as a member of the federal reserve hoard bt withdrawn. No reply had been received from Mr. Warburg, but a definite turn Ir the situation was expected before the meeting of the Senate; banking and cur rency committee tomorrow. The President today gave out a Btatf* rr.ent strongly defending Mr. Warburg and Thomas D. Jones of Chicago against attacks, saying that men should not b< regarded with suspicion merely because they had been connected with big busi ness. This statement, friends of th« President said, was intended to serve th< double purpose of letting the Senate know he would stand by his nominations anc of Influencing Mr. Warburg to stay in th( race. Soon after the President’s statement wai circulated in the Senate a statement wai given out by Senator Hitchcock, actint chairman of the banking and currency committee, defending *he action of thi ec mmmittee. ••••••••••••••••«••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••< TODAY’S AGE-HERALD 1— Malone and Tilton center of stormj scene at bankers’ meeting. Big business heads confer with Wil son. Villa reported assassinated. American gunboat fires upon rebels 2— N. E. A. disapproves teaching of se> hygiene in schools. 8—Character great asset in field of bl§ business. 4— Editorial comment. 5— Negotiations further muddle watei controversy. Rotarians tell of Houston trip. University fund increased $27,598. Parsons writes on crime conditions. 6— Society. 8—Huddleson speaks to Bibb veterans. Attempt to rob safe frustrated. 11— Markets. 12— Georgia-Alahama league. •••••••••••••••••••••■•••••■••••••••••••••••••••••a | BARDES’TESTIMONY . CAUSES MRS. CARMAN TO BE PLACED IN JAIL 1 Freeport* N. V., .Inly .N.—Mrs. Flor j cnee Conklin (firman. wife of Hr. Ktl wln (’nrmnn, was arrested today. Ho cused of being; tlie sssommih ulm m week j Hgo Inst ulo.ht niiinU'Wit Mrs. I.otilsc Hailey, wile of n <lemi>.*1eud inomifne tnrer, by firing; a bullet through her heart iin she stood la the physician’* office. Tonight Mrs. Carman, at whom the finger of suspicion has pointed since the discovery that she had installed a tele phonic Instrument In her husband’s of fice to hear conversations between him and his women patients, is In the Nassau county Jail at Mineola. There she will remain until Monday, when she again will be examined by the coroner, before whom she pleuded not guilty today when arraigned after her arrest In the room where Mrs. Hailey died. Mrs. Carman’s nerve Is shattered. When the steel barred door of the Mineola jail closed behind her today she pulled her heavy veil from her face and broke down. Her husband ami the sheriff, who took her in an automobile from her homo hc»o to the Jail, assisted her to the top floor of the building. The Immediate cause of the arrest was the testimony given this morning by Kll wood T. Bardes, an insurance agent, whom the authorities called the single reliable eyewitness of the crime. Barnes also Is under lock and key, detained as a material witness; for his storj is of such importance that the authorities feared an attempt might he made to get him out of the Jurisdiction of the New York courts. Bardes’ story, briefly told, is tills: At 7:30 o'clock on the night of the mur der. Bardes said, he determined to visit Dr. Carman to have him dress a minor Injury. He walked to the physician’s house. Arriving, he decided he could dress the Injury himself and thereby save a doctor’s fee. So he walked past (Continued on Page Two) I.._.. HELD IN CONNECTION WITH KILLING OF MRS. BAILEY , i TREAT WITH HUERTA FACTION, IS REPORT Dispatches Savins: Generals Disapprove Plan Partly Confirmed REFUSE TO DISCUSS NEW DEVELOPMENT Bryan Declines Comment and Media tors Await Official Communica tion From Carranza—liehel Differences Composed ! Villa Reported Assassinated ? I 4 Mexico City, July 8.—A report | 1 i made public by the governacion <lo- ♦ ♦ partment tonight said General Villa ♦ | ♦ had been assassinated at Torreon ♦ ♦ by a woman. ♦ ' ♦ .♦ i 4 4 4 ItF.RRL MEDIATORS SILENT * ♦ - ♦ ? El Paso. Tex., July S The Car- $ ♦ ranza-Villa mediators at Torreon * i remained silent today regarding $ 4 negotiations to avoid a split among ♦ 4 constitutionalist leaders. 4 4 Roberta Pesquelra. Carranza's $ ♦ confidential agent, tonight sent a ♦ • telegram to General Villa In which $ \ he said: ♦ t “1 sincerely trust that you and ♦ * Mr. Carranza have become ac- $ * qualnted with the lmposltors eon- $ 4 nected with the constitutionalist ♦ 4 cause, and that you will call for $ ♦ their resignation5* ” ♦ * ♦ Washington, July 8.—Border dispatches stating that the constitutionalists would not enter Informal peace conferences with Huerta representatives were partially confirmed here tonight. Rafael Zubaran and Luis Cabrera, the two most promi nent Carranza representatives here, had nothing to say, but word that most of the constitutionalist generals to whom the plan for conferences had been sub mitted had disapproved It came from well informed sources. Minister Naon of Argentina, the only one of the mediators in Washington, read the dispatches with evident surprise. He indicated that the mediators would take* no action until tin? uttitmlo of the con utituCUvni lists wo; learnedl officially, b > rotary Bryan said U would be Improper for him to discuss the situation In ad vance of the arrival of Carranza a formal I answer to the pending appeal for uonfer eii( es. That constitution iltst leaders strongly oppose tlie Idea of peace conferences did not surprise officials who have maintained It would be virtually impossible t*» modify the plan of Guadalupe, the platform of the ocnstltutlonallst movement. This plan declares a military government shall be set up after Mexico City Is conquered and that no elections shall be held until the country Is pacified by military rule. The present purpose of the constitution alists, It is understood. Is to follow that programme to the letter. Differences Composed Reports from Torreon that differences between Carranza and Villa had been composed were verified today by agents of both, but there was an undertone of comment indicating that It was but a temporary truce. The break has had a disorganising effect politically In the constitutionalist ranks and evidences of It are manifest In Mexican circles here. Reports from the border today said one of the conditions of the agreement be tween Carranza and Villa was that Rafael Zubaran be retired from his post as head of the constitutionalist agency here. Mr. Zubaran and Mr. Cabrera have worked hard to bring about Informal con ferences with the Huerta delegates, who now are In New York awaiting word through this channel of Information, whether Zubaran and Cabrera will bo authorised to speak f<» r th« constitu tionalist movement much longer, how ever, is doubted by some Villa agents. Despite the Carranaa-Vllla split, It Is evident, one common purpose of all the constitutionalist factions seems to be to force the conquest of Mexico city and rule the country by martial law. That neither the United States nor Argentina. Brazil or Chile would recognise a mili tary government is the opinion of many South American diplomats. Non-recogni tion means lack of moral and, indirectly, financial support, and the mediators do not believe the constitutionalists could maintain a government under such hand icaps. Germany Not to Enter Berlin, July 8.—'The German Dawn Tennis association today announced that Germany would not participate In thd**lntcrnatlomil tournament for the Davis cup. This contradicted the re port yesterday that a team was to be sent to the United States to meet tin Australian representatives. INMATES ARE FREED None Show Symptoms of Bubonic Plague—Head quarters Opened New Orleans, July 8.—The 28 inmates of the industrall home of the Volunteers of America, who were isolated In an abandoned building on the outskirts of the city following the discovery >f bu bonic plague here, were released today. None of them had showed symptoms of plague Infection. It was ut the Volun L tiers' home that Charles Dundene, a | Swedish sailor, and W. W. Wilkinson developed the contagion. Dundene later died and Wilkinson Is recovering. I)r. William C. Rucker, assistant sur geon general of the public health service, today opened permanent headquarters at *63 Dryades street, preparatory to carry ing on a still more active campaign for the eradication of the bubonic plague break here. . ..... A . . =fl DOMINICAN REBELS Warning Volley Stops Reck less Shooting From Shore FOUR REVOLUTIONS RAGING IN REPUBLIC Vashington Aroused Over Conditions, But Is Reluctant to Intervene. Minister I.eaves for Home Af ter Fruitless Efforts WnnlifvtKton, July Reekie** firing >nmln!onn rebel* *ent several shot* lunlnst the bull of American Riinhont Inc hi it* In I'uertn Plata harbor late n*t nlglit. mill drew upon themselvea i warning volley from the Machlas* liree pounder* and automatic rifle*. I'he shooting from shore *t*>pped Imme llntely. A few days ago the gunboat used her noln battery of four-inch guns to sll •nce President Bordas’ batteries, which vore bombarding the rebel garrison hold ng the city, In violation of the agree nent that the lives of foreigners and ither noncombatants would not t>u ei> langered by artillery fire. Reporting the latest Incident to tho iavy department tonight, Captain Rus lell, of the battleship South Carolina, said ■onslderable scattering r.flo fire from the ebels passed over the Machlas and some 'hots struck her. Later, the dispatch laid, the “Junta commission of legalistas" •(presenting tho revolutionists, boarded die Mai.bias and gave assurances of their leslre to avoid endangering tho safety if Americans. Captain Russell informed tho depart ment tlmt he had a cable report that Santo liomingo City still was besieged by rebels and that Other towns had joined the “legaliatu" cause. Late today i force of about (k> rebels was defeated at Cuicmbu. Washington, July s.—With four asp irate revolutions raging and the Amer can minister returning home alter sev •ral months of fruitless efforts to re Jtore peace, the little republic of Sun L’omlngo Is causing the Washington government grave anxiety. The United States Is morally bound to maintain order there under the semi-protector Ate created by treaty. Today’s reports showed no improve ment. For many mouths President Bor iius, obliged to maintain himself In of fice by extra official decrees and par tial elections, has been Lading Ills troops utisnc vfesfitily ugarihst Um: rebel lious generals In the north. Meanwhile revolutions have broken out In other sections—at Asuu, where the govern ment navy found it necessary to de stroy the customhouse, along the line of railway between Sanches and Ha inan,-i Bay, at Monte Christl, and at Jai Humana, In the southeast. In this last neighborhood there are extensive American owned plantations, agents for which appeared at the state department today looking for protection for their properly. A conviction' Is grownig hero that >nlv through powerful outside in 11 uence and probably that of the United states can chaotic conditions he ter minated. The revolutionists appear un iblo to overcome the Bordas govern ment but Bordas has not been able to lefeat hUi enemies. Mr. Vick, the Amer ican collector oi customs, bus resigned And now Minister Sullivan Is return ing, leaving Secretary White in charge ind without any definite assurances that he will ever resume his official Mil lag. The state department Is reluctant to Intervene forcibly and It Is said un ef fort will be made to send some strong man to the republic who may bring ill elements together. Meanwhile the navy Is maintaining a considerable fleet In Dominican waters, including tho Jouth Carolina and Machtas at Puerto Plata, the Marietta at Sanchez and the 'astino at Azuu. Other vessels are on the Haltlen end of the Island. -- . » ■ ■ --- -- — Says Practically All Have Tuberculosis Leeds, England, July 8.—-Sir William Isler today startled the huge audience Attending the conference of the Asso ’latlon for the Prevention of Consump tion by tolling thorn they practically all had tuberculosis. Me said: "If, with the aid of radium and a inlscroscope, I sould look at the chests of the audi ence 1 am addressing, in 90 per cent of you I’d discover a small focus or Area of tuberculosis.” Hlr William demanded In the Inter ests of tile state tho establishment of rigid control over consumptives. Leave for Tour Baltimore, July S.—Mayor James II. Preston und a party of local citizens left here today on an extended tour of the west aiub south In the Interest of the Star Hpangled Banner eentennlal celebration, which will be held here next September. --- TAKEN TO JAIL AGAIN Violent Scene Enatced As Militants Are Brought for Trial Iiondon. July 8.—Ths chief respite In tho militant suffragette agitation ended today when Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst resumed command of the forces of the Woman’s Social and Political union at their London headquarters. Mrs Pankhurst was, however, permitted to remain In active command of the mili tants for only a very short period. When she emerged from her headquar ters to go to lunch she was arrested. She was taken to Holloway Jail. Simultaneously with the reappearance of "Mrs. Pankhurst a violent scene was created in the central arlmlnal court, where Mrs. II. F. Alice-Hall. Mias Grace Roe. Miss Julia Jameson and Miss Ellen Amies were brought up for trial for conspiracy.