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Believed Politics Will Enter
Case When Talesmen Are
Called Up For Exam
ination For Fitness
Says There Is No Political Signifi
cance Attached to Suit—Roose
velt and Barnes Ride Same
Train to Syracuse
Syracuse, April 18.—The trial of Wil
liam Barnes’ $50,000 damage ouit
against Theodore Roosevelt for alleged
libel, will begin in the supreme court
here tomorrow. Attorneys spent today
putting the final touches on their
Politics will undobutedly enter the
case when the talesmen are called for
examination. And, when the taking
of testimony begins, there will be inau
gurated what may, if the court per
mits, develop into a rehearsal of cer
tain instances which have occupied the
attention of politicians and others dur
ing the past 10 years or so.
The suit, trial of which was moved
to Onondaga county from Albany on a
change of venue, is based on a state
ment issued by Colonel Roosevejt lur
ing the campaign last summer of Har
vey D. HInman for the republican nom
ination for governor. In that state
ment Colonel Roosevelt referred to Mr.
Barnes as controlling, with Charles
R Murphy of Tammany Hall, the "all
powerful, invisible government respon
sible for the maladministration and
< orruption in public offices of the state."
The statement also contained other
references to Mr. Barnes as a "boss."
No Malice Meant
In his answer to the complaint. Col
onel Roosevelt denied that by giving
out the statement he did that Mi.
Barnes was damaged to the extent of
$(50,000 or any other sura. He says fur
ther that his motive in saying the
things he did say was "in an endeavor
as a citizen to advance the cause of
good, honest and efficient government
in tills state, and without any malice
« xpressed or implied toward either the
plaintiff or any other person."
The colonel’s answer cites instances
of what he alleges proves collusion
between Mr. Barnes and Charles R
Murphy. He also discusses at sonic
length state contracts let to publish
ing and printing concerns in Albany
with which Mr. Barnes is connect ;d.
In discussing the Albany Lincoln
league, which Colonel Roosevelt says
Is composed mainly of republican of
fice holders, Colonel Roosevelt asserts
that the members pay in as dues ihrde
per cent of their salaries and that these
funds arc used for the benefit of the
republican organization and others.
The answer discusses all political up
heavals during the past 10 years.
Contendents Reach Syracuse
Colonel Roosevelt and Mr. Barnes
arrived here late tonight aboard the
same train.
Passengers on the train said that
when Air. Barnes boarded a car and
discovered that Colonel Roosevelt was
occupying its stateroom, he quickly
went into the next car, where lie found
a seat. Attorneys were with both Mr
Barnes and Colonel Roosevelt.
When the train arrived here, Mr.
Bai nes quickly alighted and was driven
off to his hotel. Colonel Rbosevelt.
however, stood on the platform for
some time, chatting with friends who
had cheered him. He posed for photo
lographers and said that he would not
discuss the case until its conclusion.
Then be went to the home of Horace
S. Wilkinson, where he will be a guest
while in Syracuse.
Ivins Makes Statement
Among the attorneys with Air
Barnes was William M. Ivins, chief if
counsel. He gave out the following
“1 notice in today’s newspapers that
< onsiderable space is given to the ques
tion of the political significance of
the action of All. Barnes against Mr.
Roosevelt. Heretofore 1 have declined
to talk about the suit, believing that
the place to state and try the issues
involved was in the court room and
not in the press. But 1 believe it m.v
duty to my client to say this suit is
not a political one, and is quite without
political significance, so far as either
he or I can see.
"The case is a simple one between
man and man, .iust like any other
where a plaintiff claims that he has
been rolled of his property and of hi 4
right. Unless men, who are treated
lawlessly appeal to the law and ap
ply the law' we should have no law
at all. The fact is that the very exis
tence or law depends upon the deter
mination of each individual to maintain
his rights and property when wilfully,
wantonly, and ruthler-ly attacked. U
is quite different to the good citizen,
determined to perform his duty,
whether the occasion for lawlessness
grew out of a political controversy, or
the opportunity offered a highwayman
1 v a dark street and a blackjack. The
lesult is a struggle for law, and for
that alone and has no political, (lass,
religions or other significance what
ever. Its significance is purely that
which inheres in a demand for justice
c.s a mater of principle and without
regard to, or calculation of, political
consequences. A man’s reputation and
right to public esteem are personal
properties which he must protect like
any other if he does not wish them
tamely to acquiesce in robbery and
take a course of submission, which.
R generally adopted by all men, would
mean the destruction of society itself.’
Mr. Ivins added that following the
severance of the personal relations of
Air. Roosevelt and Air. Barnes, the
former president began a persistent at
tack on the latter. This attack culmi
nated, he said, with the charge of the
existence of a bi-partisan combination
between Air. Barnes and Charles R
Murphy. Air. Barnes then was foiced.
Mr. Ivins continued, to seek redress in
the courts or permit the allegations
to stand as true. For this reason, he
declared, the issue was one of justice
and not politics.
Batted Ball Kills Boy
Freehold, N. J.. April 18.-John A. De
Roche, Jr., lf» years old, died today as
! the result of being hit on the temple by
la batted baseball wlile a spectator at a
baseball game here yesterday.
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A Brownsville, Tex., April 18. 4
I 4 The withdrawal of Villa troops 4
j 4 from the vicinity of Alatamoros 4
| 4 continued today, seven troop 4
i f trains leaving Reynosa during 4
! 4 the day for Monterey. Troops 4
1 4 from th© Carranza garrison at *'
4 Matamoros today reoccupied 4
4 several border towns evacuated 4
4 by the Villa army. 4
Interest Centers On Elec
tion of Officers—Fac
tions Meeting
Washington. April 18.—Delegates gath
ered here from virtually every part of
the country for the twenty-fourth annual
congress of the Daughters of the Amer
ican revolution were ready tonight for
the formal opening of the congress to
President Wilson’s address of welcome
and the annual message of the president
general, Mrs. William Gumming Story,
will feature the opening session. The
congress will be in session all week, but
interest centers in the election of offi
cers Wednesday.
Campaign leaders for the rival candi
dates for president-general began to
round up their followers today. The con
gress apparently is divided this year
j into two factions—one supporting Mrs.
! Story for re-election and the other work
ing for Mrs. George Thatcher Guernsey
| of Kansas.
Meetings of the factions were held to
day to discuss the campaigns and deter
mine as nearly as possible the strength
of the two camps. Later Miss Florence
G. Finch of New York, issued a state
ment saying that sufficient signatures
had been secured to make certain the re
! election of Mrs. Story. From the Guern
sey headquarters it was announced that
a canvass of the state delegations indi
cated their candidate would be success
I ful at the polls.
Bessemer, April 18.— (Special.)
Plans are bing perfected for the fourth
annual York Rite reunion of Besse
mer lodge No. 458, Ancient Free and
Accepted Masons and Bessemer Chap
ter No. 110, Royal Arch Masons, which
will be held in this city on Tuesday,
and Wednesday, April 20 and 21. The
reunion will be called to order at 20:30
o’clock arid after the reading of the
i minutes, the address of welcome will
be delivered by John T. McEniry. The
entered apprentice degree will he
worked at 2 o’clock and at 4 o’clock,
the fellow craft degree will lie
worked with Roy E. Osborn. W. M.
Farrer lodge as worshipful master. The
master mason degree will be exempli
lied at 7:3o o’clock, John Thompson
°f Ensley lodge No. 560 as worshipful
master. Address by Past Grand Master
Dan A. Greene, the subject of vhich
will be "Masonry in Civil Life." Ad
dress by Past Grand Master B. M
The last of a series of lectures for
men only to b< held at the Grand
theatre was held this afternoon when
Judge Samuel D. Weakley of Bir
mingham delivered a splendid address,
tlie subject of which was, "The Lessen
We Learn From European War.’
Mrs. J. H. Jeffries of Birmingham
organized a literary society at the
Lipscomb Methodist church this after
noon with a large number on the roll. An
excellent musical programme, which
' onsistod of songs, duets, quartets and
chorus work, while a splendid talk was
made by the Rev. ,T. W. Southerland,
pastor of the Baptist church, while
the scripture lesson was read by id is.
L. H Haralson and prayer was led
I y Mrs. G. G. Neal.
A delightful picnic was given yes
terday by a number of the younger sc1..
the party going to Fern Spring in
wagons. hTe chaperons iior the occas
ion were: Mrs. Bert C. Gillen and Miss
Emmie Whitlock. Various games veie
enjoyed and at noon a tempting lunch
was served. Those making the trip
were: Miss Minnie Jackson. Miss Mer
iam Stein, Miss Marion Hayes, MLs
Katie Nolan, Miss Emme Stone, .Miss
Verna Laird, Miss Helen Rodenberg.
Miss SalLie Perkins, Miss Imogene Max
well, Miss Willie J. Hollingsworth,
Miss Bessie Schwabacher, Miss Mat
I garet Stone, Miss Pearly Weinstein. Miss
I Virginia Keith, Sam Curl, Gerald Mic
kle, Guy Benton. Wlldon Breen, Frank
I Scott. < 'larenec Sfiunders. Bryan Cow -
pn. Bill Cowan, Walter Houston, Alvin
Bailey, Palkev Parker, Hal Grigsby.
Pill Lewis, Robert Berry, Henry Evans,
Marvin Baty, Ralph Snider and others.
The grand jury for the April term will
reconvene this morning. Since it ad
journed several days ago several cases
of importance have come into the courts
Including the Barton assassination at
Mulga that occurred about two weeks
ago. It is,understood a large number of
witnesses in connection with this ease
have been summoned to appear before
the grand jury on Tuesday and the in
quisitorial body will make a thorough
investigation of the killing. Solicitor
Hugo L. Black will take personal charge
of the case.
None of the courts will be in session
this week as the appealed cases from
Jefferson county will -be given a hearing
before the supreme court, and many of
the members of the Birmingham bar will
h, in Montgomery attending to their
peases. The probate court and the two
divisions of the court of common pleas
will be the only courts in session.
On next Monday April. 26. capital cases
will be taken up in the first division of
the criminal court. A dozen eases are
on the docket.
Rocky Point, April in,—Providence
(Internationals) 6, Brooklyn (Nation
als) 1.
Jersey City, April 18. — New York
(Nationals) 5, Jersey City (Interna
tionals) 3.
Finals In Tournament
San Francisco, April 18.—The finals of
the national amateur wrestling tourna
ment will be held here tomorrow night.
•Winners of the eight classes will be
awarded the title of national champions.
ment that the poiBon "stored up" in the
system causes that diseased condition
which FORCES continued Indulgence.
We invite any drug user to come to the
Neal Institute, No. 1614 6th avenue, Bir
’ mingham, Ala., P. O. Box 84, Phone
i Main 4616, holding this as our agree
ment to REFUND the entire amount
paid unless they are entirely satisfied
at end of treatment. Call, write or
phone for private references to cured
60 Neal Institutes In Principal Cltlea
Mrs. Winsliw’s Soothing Syrup
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A Sale of Wonder Player
| Piano Rolls 15c
8 for $1. (New—unused)
This sale will be held in our Talking .Machine Department this morning as
long as the rolls last. When this stock of rolls is exhausted we can’t get any
more, so if you have a Player Piano, get here early this morning.
Little Wonder Player Rolls are for standard eighty-eight note pianos, are
carefully made and will play music just as sweet as the most expensive rolls
you now have in your collection.
We list below the titles from which you can choose, 45 in number, and all of
them will prove a desirable edition to your library.
Morning Exercise, Fox Trot I Blue Bells of Scotland At the Mississippi’s Caberet
Rockaway Hunt, Fox Trot Cavalleria Rusticana, Intermezzo Schubert’s Serenade
I Want to Go Back to Michigan Chinatown, My Chinatown Maiden’s Prayer
He's a Rag Picker, Fox Trot It’s Going to Be a Cold, Cold Winter Angel's Serenade
Back to the Carolina You Love Sister Susie’s Sewing Shirts For Rosary, Nevin
When It's Night Time in Dixieland Soldiers My Croony Melody
Settle Down In a One Horse Town Tennessee. I Hear You Calling Me Rubenstein’s Melody in F
Rufe Johnson’s Harmony Band When Grown Up Ladies Act Like Silver Threads Among the Gold
Cheer Up, Better Times Will Soon Be Babies Jolly Coppersmith March
Here Winter Nights ! Humoresque
Let's Toddle, At the Midnight Ball Sextette From Lucia Fox Trot Medley
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary Miserere, from II Trovatore Waltz Medley
Tip Top Tipperary Mary Little Gray Home in the West Medley by Berlin
American Patrol March These Irving Berlin Melodies ' You Are the Rose That Will Never Die
Ave Maria, Gounod Syncopated Walk, Fox Trot . Love Moon From Chin Chin
Barcarolle, from Tales of Hoffman He Comes Up Smiling j All for the Love of a Girl
(Talking Machine Dept., Main Floor, Balcony)
111 Oriirrinic I’Iahha Mention Till/', tel' ui.’i) ti n
Bowling Tournament
Ended Yesterday
New York, April 18.—The National
Dowling association's championship
tournament ended today after the fol
lowing titles had been decided:
All-Round—Thomas J. Scannell, New
York Atheletic club, 1935; an average
of 215 for nine games.
Singles: George Norman, New York,
Two Men: Arthur Walter and Joseph
A. Smith. Rutherford, N. J., 1232.
Five Men: Aurania Bowling club,
New York, 2998.
Played. Won. Dost. Pet.
Philadelphia . 3 3 0 3000
Chicago . 5 3 2 .600
Cincinnati . 5 3 2 . 600
New York . 4 2 2 .500
Pittsburg . 5 2 3 .400
St. Louis . 5 2 3 .400
Boston . 3 1 2 .333
Brooklyn . 4 L 3 .250
Reds Win
Cincinnati, April 18.—Timely hitting
gave Cincinnati a 6 to 2 victory over St.
Louis today. St. Louis made two runs
in the first, but after that could not
score. Schneider became unsteady in the
ninth and Dale succeeded him. Glenn's
throwing was bad. the home team tak
ing {idvantage of it by stealing seven
bases. Score: R. H. E.
SI. J^oui.s .200 000 000—2 7 1
Cincinnati .201 001 02*—6 10 1
Batteries: Doak and Glenn: Schneider.
Dale and Clarke.
Gerber's Error Costly
Chicago. April IS.—Garber's fumble of
Phelan’s grounder paved the way for
Chicago's 2 to 1 10-inning victory over
Pittsburg today. Phelan stole second and
scored on Fisher,s single. Singles by .e
jeune and Wagner gave the visitors their
only run. Chicago's other score was tie
result of Bresnahan’s walk, an infield out
and Good's double. Score: R. 11. K.
Pittsburg .000 000 100 0- 1 T „
Chicago .001 000 000 1—2 7
Batteries: Cooper. McQuillan anil
■Seliang, Gibson; Vaughn and Bresnahan.
Played. Won. Lost. Pet.
Boston . 3 2 1 .660
Cleveland . 5 3 2 .600
Detroit ..*5 3 2 .600
Washington . 4 2 2 .500
New York . 4 2 2 .500
St. Louis . 5 2 3 .400
Cleveland . 5 2 3 .400
Philadelphia . 3 1 2 .333
Ty Cobb Stars
Detroit, April 18.—Ty Cobbs’ throw
from deep center which retired John
Collins at the plate in the ninth gave
Detroit today’s game with Chicago,
8 to 7. Detroit piled up a lead early,
but Covaleski lost control in the fourth.
Reynolds, who replaced him. was no
puzzle and Dauss took up the pitch
ing task in the seventh after Chicago
tied the score.
Young’s sacrifice fly scored Baker
with the wining run in the eighth.
Score: R.H.E.
Chicago . 000 301 300—7 6 3
Detroit . 230 200 01*—8 9 2
Batteries: Johnson, Wolfgang and
Bchalk; Covaleski, Reynolds, Dauss
end McKee. Stallage.
Cleveland Wins
St. Louis, April 18.—Mitchell held St.
Louis to five scattered hits today whip
his teammates bunched hits with bases
on balls, Cleveland winning 6 to 1.
Kauffman’s double and Chapman’s er
ror in the ninth, saved the local team
from a shutout. Score: R.TT.E.
Cleveland . 203 000 ooi—6 10 3
St. Louis . 000 000 001—1 5 2
Rateries: Mitchell and O’Neill; Well
man. Remneas and Agnew.
Marathon Runners
Ready For Meet
Boston, April 18.—Runners from nine
states and two Canadian provinces
will compete tomorrow in the Ameri
can marathon over the 25 miles of
road between Ashland and Boston. The
field of 75 entrants includes many ath
letes of high grade.
Among the Canadian runners are
Edouard Fabre of Montreal, who fin
ished second in last year’s race; Ar
thur Jamieson of Hamilton, Ont., an
Indian who won the annual Hamilton
load race last fall, and Walter J. Bell
of Montreal, winner of fourth prize in
last year's event.
Clif Horne of the Dorchester club,
New England, 10-mile champion,
Charles Pores of New York, winner of
the Brooklyn Seagate marathon, Nick
Giankopulos and Frank Zuna of the
same city, and William Kennedy of
Chicago, are leading American repre
Other runners include R. H. Went
worth, Lynchburg, Va., and M. J. Lynch
Washington, D. C.
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Currie Is Canned
Chattanooga, April 18.—Pitcher Mur
phey Currie has been released and Nor
man Elberfeld has been signed as out
fielder l»y the Chattar.oga baseball
club, it was announced today. Currio
came to the local club Irom Davidson
colit ge in North Carolina. Elberfeld,
win* was manager of the local team in
11*18, lives here.
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Oldest Piece of Writing Ex
tant Deciphered By
Philadelphia., April 18.—A number of
ancient Sumerian tablets recording the
deeds of the Babylonians thousands of
years ago, have just been deciphered by
George A. Barton at the University of
Pennsylvania museum. One tablet tell
ing how a farmer rid his field of lo
custs and caterpillars is dated 4000 B. C.,
and Is the oldest piece of writing exist
ant, according to an announcement made
tonight by museum officials.
The farmer. Dr. Barton's translation
says, called in a necromancer, who
"broke a jar, cut open a. sacrifice, re
peated a word of cursing and the lo
California Makes An
Irresistible Appeal
To Everyone This Year
And especially to the American citizen.
Added to the many attractions of cli
mate, scenery and amazing development,
two wonderful expositions are now in
full swing—one at Han Francisco, the
other at Han Diego.
You should see California and the Pa
cific Coast; the Expositions; the old
missions; Colorado and the wonderful
Rockies, the enchanting and historic
Southwest. Halt Lake, the Pike’s Peak
Region—the Golden West. You see all
on a Rock Island Scenic Circle Tour—
only $63.50 for round trip from Bir
mingham—stopover at any and all
points en route. Long return limit. Both
expositions included in one ticket at no
extra cost.
Choice of famous trains, the "Golden
Htate Limited,” "Colorado Flyer," "Cali
fornian,” “Colorado-California Express"
and others. Through service from tlie
Southesat to Colorado.♦ Automatic Block
Signals—Finest Modern All Steel Equip
ment—Superb Dining Car Service.
We maintain a Travel Bureau at 411
Peters Bldg., Atlanta. Our representa
tives are travel experts, who will help
you plan a wonderful and economical
outing, give you full information about
California and her wonder Exposition^
how best to see them, and look after
every detail of your trip.
Write, phono or drop In for our lit
erature on California and the Exposi
lions. H. H. Hunt. V. P. A . Liuck Island
Lines, Atlanta.
| ousts and caterpillars fled.1' For this
j service he received a tall palm tree.
That a canal was constructed in Baby
lon nearly 5000 years ago is shown by
another tablet dated ‘the year the divine
Naram-Sin opened the mouth of the
j canal Erin at Nippur. Naram-Sin was
| n King in Babylonia and is supposed to
have financed the waterway, which gave
Nippur transportation facilities with the
rest of the world.
A third tablet dated 3200 B. C., records
the transfer of land and grain for bronze
money. Gold and silver were known at
that time, but were not used as currency.
Other tablets of later date show what
is said to be the earliest information
regarding slaves. Two merchants traded
in slaves and hardware implements. One
transaction, as translated by Dr. Barton,
was the exchange ol' two slaves, a silver
smith and a chariotieHl for two chariots.
St. Louis. April 18.—Davenport held
the Chicago Federal league club to three
hits today and enabled St. Louis to win
3 to 1. He struck out eight men. Score:
R. H. E.
Chicago .100 000 000—1 3 0
St. Louis .020 000 01*—3 5 2
Batteries: Johnson and Fischer, Wil
son; Davenport and Hartley.
Newfeds Defeated
Newark, N. J., April 3 8.—Newark was
defeated here today by Baltimore 12 to
5. A high wind, dust and poor condi
tion of the field handicapped both
teams. Score: K. H. E.
Baltimore .220 500 002—12 13 4
Newark .300 000 011— 5 10 3
Batteries. Quinn, Suggs and Owens;
Moseley, Moran and Rariden.
Union Legally Confirmed
St. 1 vouis, April 38.—A decision by the
United States circuit court of appeals
here yesterday was interpreted by
church leaders today as legal confirma
tion of tiie union of the Presbyterian
and Cumberland Presbyterian churches,
The legality of the union hail beer
fought by an insurgent minority of the
two churches since 3900. when it was
voted by the general assemblies of both
denominations. The decision declares
| that the Presbyterian church of the
United States of America (the northern
Presbyterian body) is the rightful owner
of the property of the Missouri Valley
, college at Marshall. Mo., and of all other
church property of the former Cumber
land denomination.
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' • Memphis, April 18.—George •
j • Merritt, a pitcher, released by 4
I * Memphis, of the Southern asso- •
i • elation several weeks ago, to- •
4 day was signed by the Little •
? Rock club. 4
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