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t ■=_ -- BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD _ VOLUME XXXXIV O BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, SUNDAY, JULY 12, 1914 50 PAGES (IN FIVE PARTS) NUMBER 67 ,) HUERTA’S RESIGNATION MAY BE PLACED BEFORE CONGRESS TOMORROW -- l - ' REPLACE DICTATOR AUTHENTIC REPORT Resignation of Dictator Will Be Made Formally Mon day Is General Belief MEXICAN OFFICIALS LEAVING COUNTRY End of Sway of Dictator at Hand, According to Vera Cruz Reports. De La Lama Receives Word of Intended Resignation Vera Crn«, Jnly 11.—The resignn tfon of President Hnertn may he placed before Congrcaa Monday, the general departing Immediately thereafter for * Puerto Mexico or Vera Cm* under British escort. according to report* In circulation here tonight, which orig inated from a won roe that la usually well Informed. Adolfo De l.a Lama, mlnfater of finance in Huerta’* cabinet, who ar rived here today en route to Europe, while refusing to confirm these re ports, said Huerta’s retirement at an early date was not unlikely, and that from now until Monday was “but a I abort time to await developments.” 1 Report* from the Mexican capital also 5 state that Francisco Carbajal, the new I ly appointed foreign minister, replacing I Teva Ruiz, the acting minister, who will / arrive here tomorrow on his way to Europe, will be named provisional Pres ident. Tnis appointment is said to be sanctioned secretly by both Gen. Ven ustiano Carranza, chief of the constitu tionalists, and the United States, and as surances Are said to have been given by the constitutionalists that hostilities will cease with Carbajal’s assumption of office. Craddock as Escort Rear Admiral Sir Christopher Crad dock of the British squadron is in Mex A \t o city and it was reported today that i‘ the real purpose of his visit was to es I cert General Huerta ind the latter's fam ■ ily to the coast, where they probably will board a British warship. While It was impossible to obtain positive con firmation here, the reports pointed out that many recant developments indicate the probability of some such plan hav ing been made at the capital. The departure of Senor L>e La Lama, Generals Mario Mass and Roberto Es texa Ruiz is considered highly significant. Ail of these men nave served Huerta faithfully and are among his closest comsellors. The Maas brothers are re lated to him by marriage and Senor De La Gama is second only to General Blan quet in position in the Huerta cabinet. It Is believed that General Huerta is giving them an opportunity to leave the country in safety before he himself de parts, in the belief that their lives would / be in danger in the capital after his de ) parture. I The American consul at Vera Cruz, W. / W. Canada, received a request from the Brazilian minister that De La Lama and JCsteva Ruiz be protected when they reach this port. It ;b said these mes sages were sent at the request of Gen eral Huerta Secret Conference The finance minister’s statement on his arrival today that secret conferences had bren in progress between representatives of Huerta and General Carranza in New York, his repeated declaration that peace soon would be restored Ir. Mexico and his intimation that the fighting would cease before the actual attack of the con stitutionalists on the capital are con sidered significant L It is said here that De I>a Lama re cetved word of Huerta’s intention to re I* sign Monday, when he stopped overnight at Cordoba on his .vay to Vera Cruz. Several of Admiral Craddock’s staff •(fleers followed in the interior yester day, saying they were going to Orizaba for recreation. All the officers, including the admiral, traveled *n civilian clothes. It is assumed that the staff officers will join their chief In the capital, if it is true that Admiral Craddock Is to es cort General Huerta to safety. NEW STEP TOWARD INDEPENDENCE OF PHILIPPINES MADE , Jones Introduces Bill Providing More Autonomous Government for the Islands Washington, July 11.—An administra tion-approved plan for a more autono mous Philippine government, as another step toward Independence, was laid be fore Congress today wien Representative Jones of Virginia introduced a bill cov ering the subject. Mr. Jones is chair man of the House insular committee, and* his measure, declaring the purpose of 1 the United States as to the future polit ^ ical status of the Filipinos, follows a long series of conferences with President Wil ton, Secretary Garrison, Manuel Queson, Philippine resident commissioner to the United States, and democratic members of the insular committee, all of whom informally have approved it. Supporters of the mas are do not expect It to get favorable totlon by Congress At this session. President Wilson has examined the bill carefully and Secretary Garrison strong’y favors its enactment. Ir is designed to carry out dec-la rations of the Baltimore platform toward the Philippines. Suffrage Amendment Will Go on Ballot Jefferson City, Mo., July 11.—An amendment to the Missouri constitu tion giving women the right to vote will go on the ballots at the Novem \ ber election. The petition providing for the placing of the amendment before H the people has sufficient signatures. Vote Exhibition Appropriation Vienna, Austria, July 11.—The city council today voted an appropriation of $64,000 to cover the cost of Vienna's . separate participation in the Panama* k Pacific exposition at San Francisco. INTERNAL PEACE IS NEAR AT HAND Dictator Will Retire vor of CarbajaL - Mexico City % >v>°. t o *** HUERTA OFHCIALS LEAVING COUNTRY * Developments in Past Twenty-Four Hours Show Triumph of Revolu tion Is Inevitable — No Peace Conference Wanhlngton, July 11.— A survey of development* In Mexico within the la*t 24 hour* had convinced official* and diplomat* here that Internal peace I* near at hand. The appointment of Fran, clnco C nrbnjnl an mlnlnter of foreign affntrn mean* the retirement of Gen eral Hnertn In hi* favor n* provis ional Pre*ldent within n few day*, ac cording to me«*agcs from the Mexican cqpltal. The capture by the constitutionalists of Guadalajara has emphasized that the military triumph of the revolution is inevitable. This is the tenor of the information reaching officials here along with the news that persons prom inently identified with the Huerta gov ernment are leaving the country with their families, fearing reprisals by the constitutionalists. Composition of differences between Carranza and Villa have solidified the constitutionalist military forces again, but those conversant with inner details of the situation claim a much more ben eficial result has ensued in that a pro gramme for the holding of hones! elec tions and the carrying out of reforms now has been drafted. Significant Announcement Coupled with the announcement from Torreon of the results of the confer ence there, the statement of Carranza from Saltillo that he intends to carry out to the letter the plan of Guadalupe was regarded as significant. The plan provides for the installation of Car ranza as President ad interim of the re public until an election shall be held. The belief prevails In some quarters that Carranza would stay in office un- * til the country was pacified, then call an election and resign in order to be- , come a candidate. All prospect of holding peace con ferences between representatives of Huerta and Carranza has vanished, ac cording to private advices from Gen eral Carranza. There is a possibility that if Francisco Carbajal succeeds Huerta in Mexico City the constitu- i tionalists may agree to send delegates to confer with his representatives about terms of peace. But Carranza's pro nouncement at Saltillo . today, and statements of his representatives here, i make it almost a certainty that the only terms the constitutionalists will offer will be the acceptance of Guadalupe. That the federal* may surrender to Bave the masses In the federal terri tory from an Invasion by the large con stitutionalist army is generally be lieved here. A peaceful occupation of Mexico City by a small part of the con stitutionalist army, it is pointed out. would accomplish the same object for Carranza—the assumption of power— and prevent looting and sacking. The Washington administration is not Inclined to assume any active part in the situation at present, being content to let the constitutionalists and Huerta factions w'ork out a solution of the problem in their own way. FAY IS CLEARED OF ROBBERY CHARGE New York, July 11.—James Fay. who was arrested on June 6 at a poolroom which was entered by police who were searching for certain persons suspected of connection with the robbery of two employes of the American Can company that occurred the previous day, has been exonerated by police investigation of having any conenction with the rob bery. It also appears that the stateemnt made that Mr. Fay was held for con nection with the robbery was incorrect as the charge against him was the technical one of violation of the Sul livan law which prohibits the posses sion of weapons. The police investigation gives Fay a clean character. TAKE NO ACTION IN NELMS MYSTERY Atlanta. July 11.—Agents of the depart ment of justice today announced that no evidence thus far presented by Mrs. John ; \V. Nelms bearing on the disappearance! of her daughters, Mrs. Elotse Nelms Den nis and Miss Beatrice Nelms, justified government action. Mrs. Nelms made special pleas to the governor, the poltce and the federal authorities, to proceed In the case, but there has been nothing definite upon which they could work. T<ate tonight Mrs. Nelms saying that a woman, supposed to be Beatrice, with a male and female companion, had been seen In LaGrange. Ga., late last night. The Nelms family has relations in Salem, Ala., and Mrs. Nelms has asked that efforts be made to verify the report. TWO DROWNED IN PENNSYLVANIA Scranton. Pa.. July 11.—High water caused by yesterday’s storm, during which a man and a boy were drowned and another man was killed by light ning. had completely subsided today. The worst sufferers from the heavy fall of rain were the railroads, several of which were tied up for hours last night because of washouts. j WHEN HUERTA WILL RESIGN ••••••••••••■•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a*** OFFER REWARD OF $5 PER HEAD FOR INFECTED RATS New Orleans Authorities Want Rodents Properly Taftjted for Examination New Orleans, July IT. “Any person finding a plague Infected rat will be given a bounty of SO, provided the rat is properly tagged—-where caught If alive and where found if dead " This reward was offered today by Hr. William C. Rocker, assistant surgeon general of the United States public health service, in charge of the rat dentrue tlcn campaign to prevent a spread of the bubonic pleague In New Orleans, tils offer applies to employes of the health service ns Well as ihe general public. Of the 2330 rodents examined not one has been found to be Infected, it was announced. Nearly a wagon load of lit tle animals—749 in number—were trapped on the water front today. They were hauled to the laboratory for examina tion. No new cases of the plague were re ported today, the total since the out break on June 27 remaining a* four. Tl.re? deaths have recurred. A meeting having for Its purpose the education of the general public to the symptoms and causes of the plague will be held next Friday under the auspices of the Panama medical and surgical com n ittee. Dr. Ruper Blue will deliver a lecture on the "Relation of the Plague to National Prosperity." Dr. Rucker will give a stereopticon lecture on the erad ication of the disease, and Dr \Y. II Ci eel, assistant surgeon general, will lecture on symptoms. Field Says Col. Goethals Let Him Get Pictures San Frai*isco, July 11.—The defense of Charles K. Field, editor of Sunset Maga zine, and of three others accused with him of having disclosed military secrets of the United States by the publication of an illustated article revealing Panama canal fortifications, will be that the pic tures were taken and the aeroplane flight made with the permission of Col. George W. Goethals. This was stated when the men appeared today before a United States commission. Mr. iFeld, Robert Fowler, an aviator, Rllev E. Scott, author of the article, and Ray Duhem, a motion picture man. were arrested yesterday at the Instance of the war department. They were relased on their own recognizance. SIX KILLED IN BIG COLLISION Rochester. N. H.. July 11.—Six persons returning from a Sunday school picnic were klled tonight when their buckboard was hit by a freight train on the Boston Maine railroad. The party of 16 was sing ing "Nearer My God to Thee" and the vclces drowned out he noise of the train. The dead all of whom were between 14 and 18 yearH of age are: Leona Blaisdell and Muriel Blatsdell, sisters; Rdith Blaisdell and Helen An drews, all of East Rochester; Ruth Lib bey of South Lebanon, Maine, aifd Kd ward Devaney of Blacklngton, Mass. DENVER IS READY FOR ELKS’ REUNION Denver, July II.—Denver tonight was ready for the twenty-eighth annual re union of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, which opens formally Monday night. Decorations on all build ings for 15 blocks along five of the prin cipal business thoroughfares formed lanes of brilliant colors. Scores of special trains Sunday and Monday will bring thousands of Elks. FOUR CHILDREN ARE KILLED BY FIRE Black River Falls, Wis., July 11.—Four of Richard Roberts’ children lost their lives when fire destroyed the Roberta farm home near Taylor today. Two chil dren will recover. NOTED GERMAN POET AND AUTHOR DEAD j Berlin, July 11 —Prof. Julius Rodenburg. j 84 years of age, the German poet and au thor, died here today. •••••••••••••••"•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a WILSON CONFIDENT BUSINESS MEN OF COUNTRY W ITH HIM On Wednesday President Will See Del egation Representing Large In terests of Kansas City Washington. July 11.—Despite unfav orable views of the referendum conducted by the Chamber of Commerce* of the United States on the administration's antitrust measures. President* Wilson, it became known tonight, still is confident the bu si net? b mer\ of the country- are with him in bis planji and that he will win over more leaders in the business world before toe final passage of the antitrust Mils. On Wednesday he will see a delegation u presenting large Uterests in Kansas City. He has let it be known he is willing to see any prominent men who want to r-iscuo* conditions with him. in every mail he Is getting scores of letters bear ing on the situation. Members of Congress who have visited the White House last week have called attention to the fact that no prominent business men have called on them to dis cuss the antitrust hills. They explained they thought business men were being kept away by former charges of lobbying when other important questions were pending. Bearing on the condition of business the President lias received many letters urging speedy decision of the freight rate eases pending before the interstate com merce commission. HIGH TYPHOID FEVER RECORD IN VIRGINIA Washington. July 11.—Virginia had a more unfavorable typhoid fever report than any other state in 1913, according to a statement today by the public health service, giving the statistics reported t<> that service by state health officers. In Virginia there were 5908 cases of typhoid i eported which Is 2803 cases to every 1,000, 000 population, tne highest ratio compiled. New Duration Flight Johannlsthal, Germany, July 11. Relnholdt Boehm, a German aviator, i using the same biplane employed by Landmann in making his non-stop flight of 21 hours 49 mjnutes on June j 28 today made a new duration flight of 24 hours 12 minutes. Miners to Resume Work Columbus, O., July 11.—Nearly 20,Oai of the 45,000 striking coal miners in Ohio will go hack to work next week as a result of the ratification of a new wage scale by a convention of I'nited Mine Workers. District No. H. here today. '••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••■••••••••••••••••••a* TODAYS AGE-HERALD 1 — Huerta may resign Monday. Internal peace in Mexico near at hand. Ray Rushton heads bar association. 2— Scarlet fever subject of health bulletin. 3— Parker urged to run for mayor of Anniston. 4— General dam act highly important. ,.*»—Two held hi connection with death of Ruth Hinds. Water power situation cleared. Woman left to die in street aided by one as poor as she. H—Baptists to raise funds for Jrnlson. 7— Story of Indian reads like romance. 8— German soldiers brutally treated by officers. 9— The women of the south. 10— 230 reported to have been executed in Mexican capital. 11— Bessemer stores damaged by fire. Eight governors of Alabama. 14-15-16—Sports. 17—Poultry news. 21— Law course at university may he extended. 22— Fraternal news. 23— Some Birmingham women reared in Tuscaloosa. 24— Vigorous action taken by rabbis. 20 and 30—Society. 27—St. Glair tomato club. 28 and 31—Ned Brace and editorial comment. 29—The hcruse that Ned Brace built. 32-33—Automobile gossip. 34— Dolly’s dialogues. 35— Devoted life to writing history or revolution. 36— The young people. 37— Markets. 38— The Bookshelf. 39.46—Magazine section. 47-6O—Comic supplement. COMMITTEE MAKING RAPID STRIDES ON ANTITRUST BILLS Railroad Securities Measure Will Be Ready in Revised Form for Sub mission Early This Week Washington, July 11. Rapid strides were made by the .Senate Judiciary and commerce committees today on the ad ministration antitrutst hills and as surances were given tonight that tlie railroad securities measure and tho Clayton bill would be ready in revised form for submission to the Senate early next week. The commerce committee spent the lay On the securities bill ami virtually decided to strike from the measure the l>rovislon investing the interstate com merce commission with power to direct tho purposes for which stock or bond Issues of railroads should be expend ed. The amendment would provide that the commission investigate all applica tions for stock issuances and to re ject or approve them, but in cases of acceptance, the commission would not have the power to determine how the money should be expended. Much discussion developed on thiH point. It was declared that if the ommisslon were directed to pass on l»li proposed improvements, extensions or other railroad plans, it would con stitute itself a board of managers for fill the railroads and would require a staff of experts almost impossible to procu re. The committee did not complete its work. Other points will be. disposed <ff Monday. The judiciary committee decided to eliminate from the Clayton bill the section making it unlawful for dealers in certain commodities to refuse to sell their product to responsible ap plicants. It was also decided to strike from the bill the provision permitting picketing on the premises of employ ers time of strikes or other labor trou bles. The committee proposes to revise somewhat provisions prohibiting inter locking directorates, holding companies and price discriminations. These :hanges will be perfected Monday. EYEWITNESS FOUND TO BAILEY MURDER District Attorney Reports New Devel opment in Case—Mrs. Carman's Maid Spirited Away Mlneola, N. Y., July 11.—An eyewit ness to the murder of Mrs. Ix)Ui«e Bailey, shot down in the private office of Dr. Edwin carman at Freeport, lias been found by IMstrict Attorney Lewis I. Smith, It was reported tonight. Mrs. Car man is in the Nassau county jail charged with the crime. The one other Important development in the case today was the declaration by Ueorge Levy, counsel for Mrs. Carman, that Cecelia Coleman, the Carman ne gro maid, who has played an import ant part as a witness for the defense, has been spirited a wav. Mr. Levy charged Lhat the maid had been kidnaped bv pri vate detevtlve.K. District Attorney Smith denied any knowledge of the affair. PRAISE CHAIRMAN N. E. ASSOCIATION St. Paul. July 11.—C. G. Pearse. Mil waukee, was elected chairman of the board of directors of the National Edu cation association today. The board ap proved Oakland, Cal,, as the 1915 meet ing place. After the women defeated ,1. Stanley Brown of Joliet, 111., for re-election to the board of trustees, Vice President Joseph Swain gave Brown a still greater field of activity by appointing him act ing president of the N. E. A. in the ab sence of President David Starr Jordan w ho is touring Europe. GREECE AND TURKEY SEEK AN ARBITRATOR Constantinople. July 11—Greece and Turkey have requested Switzerland to designate an arbitrator to settle dtffer ei ces existing am big the members of the mixed Graeco-Turkish commission, which is sitting in Smyrna for the pur pose of arranging the emigration question. MAY MAKE PUBLIC AIL OPPOSITION TO JONES AND WARBURG Will Make Effort to Lift Ban of Secrecy on Testi mony Taken CONFIRMATION OF TWO URGED BY MANY Members of Committee Declare No Further Action Will Be Taken Un less Warburg Consents to Appear Before Them WnnhliiKtoii. July 11—Publicity of nil ' fact* ascertained by the Senate bank inn committee relntlug to the nomina tion* of Thomas l>. Jone* and Paul M. \i nrhurg an member* of the federal reserve board In nought by nenntora who oppoae their confirmation. To thin end it became known today an effort will be made in executive session of the Senate next week to have the ban of secrecy lifted on the testimony taken by the committee in Mr. Jones’ case and also to have published all correspondence Involved in Mr. Warburg's refusal to ap pear before the committee. Senator Hitchcock, acting chairman of the committee, when he makes the com mittee's report adverse to Mr. Jones' nomination, proposes to move that the testimony be made public, and also that all the facts regarding Mr. Warburg’s rr.se be aired. Senator Hitchcock said to day he hoped the whole matter would he openly debated. Members of the hanking committee to day received scores of letters ami tele- j grams from individuals and business as m,station* throughout the country urg ! ing the confirmation of Mr. Jones and Mr. Warburg. Members of the committee today said no further action would he taken on Mr. Warburg's nom.'nation unless the New York banker should consent to appear before it A suggestion that Mr. Warburg might consent to appear If the committee should outline what course its examination would taken was considered informally by some u embers of the committee today, hut nothing was determined. COLLIER STORSTAD HELD TO BLAME FOR STEAMER DISASTER Commission Holds Sinking of Empress of Ireland Due to Cliange of Course by Collier Quebec. July 11.—The collier Storstad is held to Maine for the Empress of Ireland disaster in the finding of the wreck commission handed down today. The commission holds the disaster was due to the Storstad’s change of course ordered by the third officer without instructions from the first officer, who was in charge of the collier at the time. The Empress was sunk in the St. I^nwrence river on May !i!t with a loss of more thaii 1000 live*. The inquiry into the disaster was lie gun here on June IS by a commission composed of Lord Mersey, formerly pre siding Justice of the British admiralty court Sir Adolpho Routhler of Quebec, and Chief Justice McLeod of New Brunswick. Lord Mersey also presided over the inquiry into the Titanic disaster. Alfred Tufteness, third officer of the collier, was found responsible. He was on the bridge when the trash occurred. M'ADOO HAS SAVED COUNTRY BIG SUJ Washington. Inly 11 Hccrt»tar\ .m -1 Adoo, In his administration of the treus j ury department, th is far lias saved the I country $911,272, declared Chairman Car ter Glass, of the House banking commit tee today, replying to a criticism of the federal reserve organization committee by Representative Mondell. Mr. Mondell I a«l declared he was unable to ascertain how much the committee had spent going about the country Retting evidence for the establishment of the reserve bank cities. Mr. Glass said the committee spent $7,675 Ip expenses and )135H for stenographic work. He compared -his with the ex penditure of $282,000 by the Aldrich mone tary commission' In :nvestlgatlng Euro II an DAni’ing systems. FREE SPEECH IS GIVEN ANARCHISTS New York, July 11. -Free speech was allowed by the city administration to anarchists and radical organizations in tlieIr demonstration for their adherents killed in the dynamite explosion here July ■t. No disturbances occurred. Seven hundred policemen mounted guard In the square at 11 o'clock and remained until after the orderly closing of the meeting at .r» o'clock. Cf mi lying with the restrictions im posed by tin* police the demonstinnts did not bring to the square tile ashes of Arthur Caron. Charles Ilerg and Carl Hanson, the three victims of the ex plosion. nor did they form a parade. THREE ARE BURNED TO DEATH IN FIRE Tacoma, Wash.. July 11.—Three men were burned to death and 14 palnfuly In jured today when they tried to run the gauntlet of a mlllflre here to have a few loaded lumber cars. The cars, drawn by a switch engine, were being pulled out of the yard of the j Comly Mill company, when the rails I spread. The engine and tender, on which I the men were riding, were thrown Into the flames. The fire destroyed the Comly plant and the plant of the Bismarck Mill company. MRS. PANKFFURST IS SETFREE AGAIN London, July 11. Mr. Emmeline Pank hursL the militant suffragette leader, who was arrested on July 8 jit the offices of the Women’s Social and Political union, was again released from Holloway jail to day. \ ) 4 BAR ASSOCIATION; CHOICE UNANIMOUS Montgomery Lawyer Elect ed by Acclamation at Clos ing Session Yesterday IN ETHIC AL PRACTICE IS ROUNDLY SCORED Adopt Resolution Condemning Solicit* ing Practice in Any Form—Den son Makes Bitter Attacks on the Supreme Court ny 1,. 3. flF.TTY Montgomery, .Inly II.—(Special.) Hay Ituahton of Montgomery won to day n ttnnlntotinly elected president of the Alabama Slate (tar nnNoclatlon at the cloning ncnnlon of (he nn«ocinti<»n'n thirty-net «*nlh annual meeting to ntie eeed Thoinna M. Hfeveiin of Mobile. Ilia name wan placed In nomination by J. li. Dixon of Talladega and the nomin ation uaa warmly nccondcd by Forney Johnnton of lllrmlnghnm. No other name wan mibmltteil to the nn.noelatlon and Mr. Hiinliton’n election wan de clared by a lining vote of all the 111cm bern preNent. Mr. Rushton’s election as the head of the State Rat* association was anticipated Trom the moment his name was mentioned for the office, and there was no surprise ' M RAY RUSHTON that no other nominate ns were made. la nominating him for president of the as sociation, Mr. Dixon and Mr. Johnston both paid the Montgomery attorney, high tributes. Z. T. Rudolph of Birmingham also spoke In behalf of Mr. Rushton's election. Following Mr. Rushton's election, the association elected the following officers for the ensuing year: Vice presidents, Joseph H. Nathan, Sheffield; VV. C. Fitts, Birmingham; W. i. (.oddbold, Camden, and J. T. Stokely. Central council, H. U. 81ms, Birming ham; W. L. Pitts. Jr., Unlontown; Z. T. Rudolph, Birmingham; VV. X*. Acker, An niston and Ed I>. Smith, Birmingham. Executive committee, J. M. Foster, Montgomery, chairman; Ormond Somer ville, Montgomery; William X*. Martin, Montgomery, and Alexander Troy, ex officlo, Montgomery. Secretary and treasurer, Alexander Troy, Montgomery. Discordant Note Harmony marked the thirty-seventh an nual meeting of the State Bar association until shortly before the hour of adjourn ment. when VV. A. Henson of Blrming- j. hum sounded a discordant note by bitterly attacking the supreme court and some of | the most prominent attorneys of the state. In a most dramatic way the Bir mingham lawyer declared the court to be under the domination of some of the cor poration lawyers of the state, and men- | tioned some of the prominent firms of his city as being controlling influences. j The association was prompt to rebuke .Vlr. Henson for his attack upon the court, and by an unanimous vote adopted a resolution to expunge his remarks from ti»e record. j Following Mr. Henson’s remarks, the association was forced to listen to con siderable discussion by several Blrming ham attorneys regarding alleged inethlcal practices of lawyers of that city, the de bate having been precipitated on the t adoption of a resolution offered by Leo Oberdorfer of that city calling upon the three Fnited States district judges of Ala bama to assist the central council of the association in striking from the rolls all lawyers found guilty of employing run ners to solicit practice. •j. B. Ivey of Birmingham secured the floor and hdgan a lengthy criticism *»f J certain lawyers in Birmingham. Me was r not permitted by President Stevens to j tall any names on the ground that It was improper to indulge in personal re [ marks concerning other lawyers before • a body of such dignity as the State Bar association. Allowed lo Conclude Speech However, Mr. Ivey was allow d to con-* « lude his speech which if not edifying was more or less interesting to those law yers present who were unacquainted with the alleged Inethlcal practices of mem bin of the bar of the city of Birming ham. Finally after an hour’s debate Mr. Ob ardorfer s resolution was passed with an amendment by Mr. Rudolph of Blrming- . ham to the effect that lawyers should not only not be allowed to employ runners to solicit business, but that they should not solicit practice themselves. At thi j ele' enth hour of the association an Invi- I tatlon came from Birmingham to hold the next meeting of the association in that city. The question of the next meeting place was referred to the executive com mittee. , Three new members were elected by the | association today as follows: J. Ha mar Fields. Montgomery; \V. C. Oates. Mont gomery. and Henry J. WWtfieM, Demo po lls.