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IU TODAY i THE SPRINGS THAT RECEIVES THE FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT OVER LEASED WIRES VOLUME XXXII. HOT SPRINGS, ARK., THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 1913. NO. 141. mssa-am— i_l jA!i’j«u-jLiii*g»i |the weather I WASHINGTON. , MARCH 19.— I FORECAST FOR .Ml K A NS A S—R AIN j | THURSDAY WITH COI,D WAVE j j BY NIGHT: FRIDAY UNSETTLED, j »- - . HURT BY BALL - ’I 3i THIRD BASEMAN OF THE PITTS BURG BASEBALL TEAM SER IOUSLY INJURED. / - » ' 3 LHAMPiONS BEAT PITTSBURG Butler, Second Baseman of the Pitts burg Te*m, is Taken Suddenly Sick After the Game and Has a High Temperature. Third Baseman Bobby Byrne was lilt by a pitched ball In yesterday'* game at Whittington Park and latt last evening Dr. H. P. rollings, who attended him. said;. "Byrne recovered consciousness 40 minutes after hit injury; He has a severe concussion Byrne, the crack little baseman, was at bat. and "Smoky" Joe Wood the crack pitcher of the Boston < hampions. was pitching, when a fast one raught Byrne on the side y< th< head, high enough to glance off up wards. Had the bail struck Byrm on inch lower it is the opinion of hit physician that the. injury would have killed hirn. The injured player was taken in an ambulance to the office of Dr*. Jelks and Jelks, and after temporary care transferred to his room at the East man. wherd^Drs. Jelks and Dr. Ool lings attended him. Byrne is Out of Danger, But Seconc Baseman Butler is in Serious Condition. Hobby Byrne, the Pittsburg team's crack third baseman, who was hit or the head by one of Joe Wood's (as shoots in the third inning of yester day s game at Whittington Park, he tween the Boston Red Sox and Pir ares, fit la absoiatrty no danger ana was resting nicely last night In hP rcom in the Eastman hotel, stated President Dreyfus* to the. Sentinel Record: "Byrne whs unconscious practical!} an hour and l guess It is little shor 01 a miracle that Hobby was not killer or hurt so that his playing days ar* over. However, when l left his room at 10 o'clock he was resting nicely Dr. Pollings had Bobby propped up oi pillows and he is absolutely out o all danger. He has a huge bumi where the ball hit him and he wil carry it lor a while. However, Bobb} will be downstairs In a day or two though I don't look lor him to play it any more or the games with Boston. Additional worry in the Pirtaes ramp is the sudden illness of Second baseman Butler. Though he playet. the entire route yesterday, he col lapsed in the club’s car en route had to the Eastman. The players carried him up to hlB room and Dr. H. r Pollings, who was in attendance on the unfortunate Byrne, was sutnmonet. 10 look at Butler. Butler's condition Is really *1“™ lug. He had a fever of H*r. last nlgt and was dellrous most of the tune Dr. Colllngs spent the night in th young athlete's room. It is reau Butler, aud not Byrne, who U >n «• hud way and who had the Eastman _ baseball colony badly worried McCarthy, who wound up on tbirt er Byrne was knocked sense ess s spiked by Tris Speaker. Has, ;ht he had the nail removed iron > big toe on his right foot. Io ,1 news was a telegram from Aus Tex., stating that Chief Wilson, ter-ln-law had died. Wilson was irrled in February and his wife ac inpanled him to the Spa. sh* ' •net to Austin Monday and lortun >ly reached there before her *isu pirert. , (fly H. VV. !.anigan, Press Represen lative New York Hotel Compun ) Master A. Wilbur Cooper, Fred Clarke's very promising young paw, who was secured from the < limbus (American Association) • in mid-season a year ago. had one had inning in yesterday's merry man" ■at Whittington Park and as a res honors are now even between the illustrious Boston World s Champio • and the Pittsburg Pirates, ponper was directly responsible for the n runs the Red Sox tallied in „ stanza. As the tlnal score was .to 2, a single count was all Boston rea ly needed In the sizzling sixth. are would hav# sufficed and the < ter of five put the showlet on ti blink. Smoky Joe Wood, who was the Sox's Best Bet in their hustle tor tn American league pennanciust iner and who was there wiih be in the big October performance the New York Giants, v as carded to make Ills dehut In the series ® Stahl trotted him out, per his p 1 ise of the night before. Wnen tn game started Wood murmured to n • nlre Clarence Owens that his wasn't feeling auy too right and ,a lie would scarcely have much sp*'1 «mok> Joe had not delivered two balls to Bobby Bvrne, the first Pirate to face him—a story of Byrne’s In jury will be found above in the ,Sen linel-Record—before Owens remarked to Catcher Nunamaker: ‘'This is the first time 1 have ever stood behind Joe. If his arm is sore 1 would hate to be here when It is right. They're whistling: over." Wood certainly had his speed. He worked four innings and yielded a single hit. Joe tried to slip over a slow one on Chief Wilson, after there were two down in Pittsburg’s half ot the fourth. Wilson connected and slapped safely to center. Next, But ler aviated to Hooper. Thus, but for the Blow shoot Wood would probably have made the Pirates go hitless in his four innings. Charley Hall worked in the last five rounds for the Champs. He, too, had his speed. He was there with tour strike-outs and six assists in five innings, which proves his perform ance was a good one. Hal! passed Miller .first up in the seventh. After chucking out Wilson and whiffing Butler, he was cracked over the right field wall by Gibson. That mighty nlow is all that saved the Pirates from being shut-out. noth at the bat and in the field, the lied Sox played the superior game. $tahl had a whole lot better pitching Offered him than was slipped Clarke, and. to a big extent, that’s why the Champs loomed up as far and away the better team. There was no Scor ing until the last section of the third. Then, with two down, the Red Sox got to Robinson and sent two earned runs over the pan. Yerkes belted to center for two bases and romped home on Speaker’s bingle. Lewis whaled a wicked triple to deep left and Tris paid off. Gardner rolled to Hans Wagner, so, of course, Lewis expired on third. The 2 to ft tally stuck until the sixth. Twas In this stanza that Cooper was slaughtered. Speaker, who belted 1,000 on the afternoon, began with a double. McCarthy, who wound up on third in the luckless Byrne's place, leaped up for a great stop off Gardner, but spoiled it by itegging badly to Miller. Gardner singled and Speaker scored. Janvrin fanned. Carlstrom, Boston's other ;olt, got crooked transportation and the hags were packed. Nunamaker joosted deep to Holman and Lewis iped over the plate. Next, Hall drop ped one over the right field wall and Jardner and Carlstrom jogged home ahead of him. Boston’s outfield—here's the big or.e if baseball—played truly wond?rt^i, ball. I^ewis caught a long line rifp from Butlef-'s bat while on the full cun and handled Gibson's wicked itnash through Carlstrom as if he were an infielder and cut Hack down rying for second. Incidentally, Yer <es handled Lewis’ return like the lure-enough topliner he ha* develop ed into, though ail the way in 1912, even in the world’s series, where he was one of Boston’s brightest stars, he was generally ranked as the weak lister. Speaker and Hooper were hears on ground slaps. Hooper also ranked down one long spiral In clever ashion. Little McCarthy played giltedge >a!l while subbing for Byrne. Butler ind Wagner also did tidy work on he defense. .fanvrin made Hans Wagner go hitless by pulling a great stop off the Dutchman in the fourth nning. Honus slapped a hot one jver the sushlon and the youngster lug it up in thorough Hal Chase ityle. His foolish muff later on can >e passed up. it's a poor sport who vou Id dwell upon it. Carlstrom igttin went assiotless at short. The me chance he had offered him was a talf chance at best- a burning bingle 'rotn Oibson’s bat in the fifth. In completing the puffery for the work in the defense ft can be added that dall picked Wagner off first in the ixth canto. While the Red Sox won pretty much as they pleased, as a result of each >f Fred Clarke's boxmen having one md Inning, the game was admirably CONTINUED ON PAGE FIVE. PATIENTS BESIEGE DR. F. FRIEDMANN POLICE ARE CALLED TO CLEAR PATHWAY FOR DISCOVERER OF TUBERCULOSIS CURE. New York, March 1!*.—Four huu etfwonien and children hemmed in e automobile of Dr Frederich F. •iedmann this afternoon, begging m to treat them for tuberculosis, ae crowd surrounded the German lyslcian outside the hospital for de rmtties and joint diseases and a mad of police reserves had to be died to make a path for him to the ispltal door. Physicians from all parts of the ntted States earlier in the day, tthered at Mount Sinai hospital to aten Dr. Frlodmann administer his ic cl tie, hut were refused admission, he only other medical men at the intc were three representatives of te government, at whose request o h • physicians were excluded. The ospltal authorities explained 'hat the avernment physicians feared tha rtmature reports or the clinic would » made before they presented their [fleial report to the government. 'I t rtedmanu. It wu» sa'd. had not made „y request to have the others ex PLANS CLOSE PRESIDENT WIL80N EXPECTS TO CONFER DAILY WITH MEM BERS OF CONGRESS. TO EXPEDITE LEGISLATION Finance Committee of Senate and Ways and Means Committee of House to Work in Unison on Tariff Question. Washington, ilaroh 199.—President Wilson will confer frequently with members of the house and senate in the president's room at the capital during the extra session of congress. This was announced at the White House late today. The president intends to make him self as accessible as possible to mem bers of congress on those days when tariff legislation will have reached its most important development. Yle tound while governor of New Jersey that legislation often was expedited by his close communication with the New Jersey legislature. He made it a practice to be in his own office whenever the legislature was in ses sion day or night, and gave preced ence in his engagements to the legis lates. The president will go to the capital, It was said at the white house, in a spirit of friendly co-operation there to consult with democrats and republi cans alike on the progress of legisla tion. He believes, however, that he should go to the capital as party lead er and he had always said that the president of the United States is the elected leader of his party and that he particuiariy was charged by the 'P*8T»1I VlthTne carrying out of party platforms. Mr. Wilson believes the tariff bill should be treated as a party* measure. The announcement today that, the finance committee of the senate, and the ways and means committee of the. house, will work on the tariff bill in joint conference, consulting the presi dent often, is in line with his idea t.tat the leaders in congress should draft a hill which should stand or fall on its merits, both in congress and be fore the country. He believes in en forcing party discipline and after the leaders have approved the tariff bill he will make every effort to have it passed in both houses without ma terial alteration. The president was busy today. He met a number of members of congress on questions of appointments receiv ed many visitors in tne east room in the afternoon and took an automo bile ride. Senator Smith of Mary land called to urge the appointment or W. C. Devecmon, for the vacant judge ship in the fourth United States dis trict court, but did not discuss the senatorial contest in Maryland. Though urged to do so by Maryland leaders, the president has not stated definitely whether he Is for or against the re-election of Senator Smith, democrat. It became known that William J. Harris, chairman of the democratic state committee of Oeorgia. very lively would be chosen director of the caucus. It also was stated au thoritatively at the White House that the nomination of Chat. P. Neil to he commissioner of labor statistics, which failed of confirmation at the special session of the senate, would he sent to the senate again when con gress convenes on April 7. Mr. Wilson was formally congratu lated on his election by a committee of the American Philosophical society of which he is the eighth member, to become chief executive of t>he nation. The committee consisted of W. W. Keen, Philadelphia, president; Cliarle magn W. Tower, Philadelphia: Sena tor Ellhu Root, Dr. Robert S. Ward, president of the Carnegie institution; Dr. Chas. Calcott, head of the Smith sonian institute; Dr. Henry S. Os born, head of the association of musi cal science, New York, and Dr. O. H. Tittman, chief of the coast and geode tic survey. The president also received a com mittee froiti the national conservation congress, consisting of President Chns LMhrop Pack, of Lakewood. N. J.; J. B. White, of Kansas City; E. d. Worsham, of Atlanta. Oa.; Walter H. Page, of New York, and Thomas R. Shipp, of Indianapolis. They told the president they wanted to dispel any impression that the organization was affiliated with the national progres sive party or any other political party. They declared their wish was for the use and the development of the coun tries natural resources and that they approved his principle that '‘preserva tion Is not conservation." The fom ulitter said that while It hnd not fix ed a time or place, Washington might he selected for its meeting late this year. The president said ho would make every effort to attend. OFFICIALS INDICTED. Are Accused of Practicing Fraud In Indian Affairs. Fort Smith, Ark., March 1ft.—Coun ty Judge W. A. Corley. County Treas urer R, R. McCloud, of Adair county, Okla.; Attorney Linus A. Williams and F. A. 'Blanck, a real estate dealer of Stilwell, the county seat, were ar rested today on indictments returned by the grand jury as a result of revel ations made some time ago in con nection with the hearing of the report of McCloud as administrator of a val uable Indian estate. Two codnts against Judge Corley charge conspir acy and a third charges him with ac cepting a bribe. Williams itf charged with bribery, perjury and conspiracy. Blanck is charged with conspiracy in two instances and forgery in t'cfnr. McCloud is named in each Indictment. Acting upon the recommendation of the grand jury, District Judge Pitch ford suspended Corley from oflice. NEW GREEK KING TAKES OATH TOMORROW ALL GREECE MOURNS THE DEATH OF THEIR BELOVED SOVEREIGN. Athens. March 1!>.—Constantine will take the oath as king of the Hellenes on Friday. He will arrive at Athens tomorrow. The hope is expressed ilfai the kina Will be proclaimed as Constantine XII, the last Byzantine emperor having been Constantine XI The chamber of deputies Will he summoned tomorrow to take the oath of fealty to the new king, after which the ministry will resign. Messages of condolence and sym pathy for the royal family, the Greek government and the Gre,ek nation, potired into the capital all day. The first message from the head of a na tion received by Queen Olga, came1 from President Wilson. All Greece mourns the death of a sovereign who had done so much, particularly during the past year, to advance the prestige of the nation. Kmblems of sorrow are displayed oh all sides and manifestations of grief are even more marked among the poor and lowly than among those of tne higher,classes. Premier Venizlos eulogizing King George today for his great services during his long reign, asaed the. cham ber of deputies to acclaim Constan tine king to which the deputies re sponded with cheers. In his message to the Greek army King Constantine lrom the fortress of Janina. promised that he would ever concentrate al! his efforts to his land and sea forces to which war had in dissolubly hound him. Queen Olga, accompanied by sev eral members of the royal family is now on her way to Saloniki. She Buffered greatly from the shock of the announcement of the king's de mise but before her departure show ed that resolution which had actuat ed her early in the war in going to the field to care for the wounded. Dead King's Body to Be Taken to Athens. Athens. March 19.—The body of the king will be brought to Athens and interred in the Mausoleum which he had constructed on one of the hills at Tatoi. where lie was accustomed to spend the summer. SLAYER FORMERLY GREEK EDUCATOR MAN WHO KILLED KING GEORGE HAD DEGENERATED THROUGH POVERTY AND ILLNESS. Salonikt. March 19.—Aleho Schinas, the assassin of King George, is still held in dose confinement. At var ious periods throughout the night he wag forced to undergo an examination but without eliding any facts to show that other persons were implicated in the crime. j Schinas is not a uiad man. but ap parently is weak minded. He lived by begging, and three weeks ago came to Saloniki by way of Athens. He stopped for a few days at Volo, Thessaly, where he delivered hnrran gues in which lie declared that in a short time he would succeed in estab- j iiahing equality; that there would be no longer either rich or poor and that work which was now accomplished in one hour would be spread out over two. Interrogated as to why he~«ssassin ated the king, Schinas replied: “I had to die some how, as I suffer from neurasthenia and therefore wish ed to redeem my life.” He appears to have led a wretched existence, subsisting almost entirely on milk. His family baB long ceased to acknowledge him. Schinas foi "a time was an instruc tor in the medical department of the University of Athens. He refuse* ttf give any explanation for the crime, beyond the fact that two years ago he applied for assistance at the palace and was driven away by an aide de camp. 1 CHINA LOAN HAS FAILED AMERICAN BANKERS ANNOUNCE THEY WILL NOT PARTICIPATE IN TRANSACTION. • WANTED FEDERAL BACKING Failure of Wilson and His Cabinet to Request the Loan Will Leave United States Out of the Deal Entirely. Xew York, March 19.—As a result of the statement by President Wilson yesterday, that his administration would not request the American bank ers, heretofore interested in the six power loan to China, to continue to seek their share, the three banking houses in the so-called Ameircan group, tonight announced their entire withdrawal from the negotiations. ■ The announcement followed a con terenee of the bunking interests con cerned at the office of J. P. Morgan and company. In concluding their statement which reviews in consider- [ able detail the negotiations begun un der the Taft administration, the hank ers say: ‘-As the American group had been leady to serve the administration in the past, irrespective of the heavy risks Involved, so it was disposed to serve the present! administration il requested, but deferring to the policy now declared, the group has with drawn entirely from the Chinese loan negotiations and has so advised the European and Japanese banking groups.” Beginning with their ex planation of how the American bank ing interests became interested in the loan, the statement says: “The American group consisting or J. P. Morgan and company, fcuhn Loeb and company, the First National bank and the National City bank, was formed in the spring of 1909 ttpon the expressed desire of the department ot state that a financial group be or ganised to take up the participation to which American capital was enti tled in the Hu Kuang railway loan agreement then under negotiation by British, French and German bankers. This group thus became interested in Chinese loan matters not primar ily lor its own profit, but for purposes indicated by President Taft and Sec retary Knox. As stated in President Tait’s message to congress of Decem ber, 1909, these purposes In effect called for the co-operation of the bank ers us to the ‘indispensable instru mentality’ which the American gov ernment needed to enable it 'to carry out a practical and real application of the open door policy.' The depart ment of state considered that Ameri can co-operation with the banking groups of the several great powers enabled the United States to exercise a practical voice in China's affairs and constituted the best guarantee for the preservation of China's Integ ruy. “In pursuance of the policy so ad vocated, the American group with the administrations approval entered into an agreement with the British, French and German groups for the purpose of rendering financial assistance to China. In February 1912, these four groups at the request of their respec tive governments and with the Chin ese government admitted Russian and Japanese financial groups to the nego tiations for the re-organization loan, thus consisting what has since been known as the six power” group. “Following the revolution and des pite the fact that the authority of the new republic has not been generally accepted, the American group Joined with the other groups in making to the provisional government substan tial advances to enable it to more tlrraly to establish its authority and to restore normal conditions in Chi na. “Meanwhile there had been in nego tiation duriug a period of many months a loan agreement which, in its general terms appeared last month to meet the approval of tne six gov ernments, of their hanking groups ana the Chinese government and to be ready for signature.” "These terms were intended to cov er two points. The first wsb to en able the Chinese government to re organize its administration on an ef fective modern basis, to pay off its large outstanding debts and to build up Chinese credit. The second was to protect the interests of American aud European investors. For such protection, in the judgment ol' the governments and the group the only method was to ensure, despite any possible recurrence of political un rest in China, thP proper expenditure of the funds loaned to China and to safeguard the handling of the reve nues pledged f°r principal and Inter est. “As announced In the statement glv eu to the press yesterday, the present administration at Washington with a desire to he of assistance to China and to promote American interests in the far east, has decided that these purposes may hotter be served by the adoption of a different and independ ent policy." TRY TO MAINTAIN MILITIA. General Surridge Has Called a Mass Meeting in Little Rock For Tonight. 1.It tie iRock, Ark.. March 19.—As a result of the failure of the legislature to make an appropriation for the sup port of the Arkansas militia, Brig. Gen. W. K. Surridge has called a mass meeting to he held in Little Rock to morrow night, at which an attempt will he made to maintain the militia by private subscription. An offer lias been made to business ] men of Little Rock, to hold the an nual encampments in this city if it will raise $8,500. It is believed that it funds can be raised to maintain the militia, government aid will be con tinued and the state will avoid the stigma of being the only one in the union without militia. PROBE ADMIRAL'S DEATH. Norwell, Mass., March 18.—Several new witnesses were summoned today | to testify when the inquest into thej death of Rear Admiral Jos. G. Eaton ; is resumed at Hingham tomorrow. Most of these prospective witnesses fare neighbors of the Eatons in this town. Among them Is James Prout ty, 88 years old. who lives nearly op posite the Eaton homestead He has done chores for the. family for years. NEGRO TO RETAIN OFFICE. Washington, March 19.—Attorney General McReynolds will not All the position ot assistant attorney general now held by Wm. H. Lewis, the negro lawyer of Boston, whose resignation becomes effective April 1. As the government now is practically through with the Indian depredation claims ot which Lewis had charge, the work will be combined with that of the as sistant attorney general in charge ot claims before the court of claims. WAGE CONDITIONS AOE INVESTIGATED NEW YORK WORKERS RECEIVE AS LOW AS $2.65 WEEKLY IN TEXTILE MILLS. Living Condition* of Mill Worker* Are Abount a* Bad at Could Possibly Be. Albany, N. Y., March 19.—The re iport ot the state labor department on Its investigations of conditons among the Little Falls Textile Work era—brought to public attention by the recent strike—was made public today. ••Certainly it is a matter of grave public concern’,’ the report says, " when a considerable body of wage earners are found in such living con ditions as are revealed by this re port, There is reason to suppose tlhat more or less similar condition* are to be found elsewhere.'' The Investigators state that prior to th£ strike, hair of the men work ers received a weekly wage of $9 or less, while half of the women re ceived less than *2.50. In tne settle ment of the strike”, the report adds "made but little if any, change from conditions as to wages.” Monthly rents for the space occu pied by a single family and group ran $6 to $18. Of the living conditions the report says: “The houses are frame structures built single or in groups. Bath rooms are entirely absent. Leaky roofs make d% rooms impossible. Ventl* lation is always bad. Cellars were found filled with water, ashes, wajte, garbage and manure. “Sleeping rooms are small’ espe cially when tlhe number of occupants which they accommodate is consider ed. Some are windowless. Over crowding is the rule. Owing to Ig norance of the need of fresh air in a sleepng room, windows are kept constantly closed even the cracks he ing filled or covered The air of t'ne sleeping rooms is charged with odor* from the kitchen, the wash tub, the garbage heap and the cellar, and in this condition is breathed again and again by the sleepers. In each household one room serves as a kitchen while others are sleep ing rooms. The kitchen is also din ing room, living room, wash rooms laundry and in some cases a sleep ing room. “Tile heart of the household la not simply tlhe heart of a family, nor even In the usual meaning of the term, a boarding house keeper. She —for the housewife is the real heart —Is rather the financial agent of the members of tier household, herself and her immediate family forming only a part of such an organization. “The term of family Is little used In this report. This is Intentional. •Ftaraily privacy is a thing unknown to the textile workers. This cannot be credited to a low moral standard for physicians testify to a relatively high standard of morals. "l^ealers slate tihat the mill work ers buy a fairly good grade of food but of the children enrolled in the schools, one sixth are reported, suf fering from malmrtrltion.'* CASE ARGUED SUPREME COURT HEARS ARGU MENTS AND ADJOURNS TO MONDAY, NEXT WEEK. POLITICIANS ARE PRESENT Court Room !• Packed to Hear At torneys Discuss the Question of Who is Governor of State at This Time. « Little Rock, March 19.—(Special). —It waH a crowded court room that witnessed the arguments over the gubernatorial tangle Wednesday, when the state supreme court list ened for over two hours to the plea* of counsel for and against the re tention of the actlng-governorslilp by Senator W. K. Oldlham. Politicians were here from all over the state, many senators and members of th# house, and the majority of statehouse officials attended the hearing. The full court sat In the case, and no question, not even barring the many tfhat arose over the new state cap! tol controversy claimed closer at tention from the court. It is plain that politicians are in terested in tne outcome, and quite ; naturally, too, since the claimants to the office represent very different j political views on many matters. Sen ator Oldham is -presumed io he la line with the policies of former Gov ernor Robinsqm, while Senator J. M. Putrell, the other claimant, repre sents largely tllie sentiment whicln opposed many of Robinson’s policies. iSo far as the argument itself was concerned, both sidos presented an able case, although It appeared after the case had been argued and from the many who were sounded as to their opinion, that sentiment, is in favor of the Futrell contention, as regards Uhe bar generally. The court itself, of course, gave no hint as to its possible conclusion and at. the end of the argument made no statement, as to when a decision would probably be reached. “The sheriff will adioiirn the court until next Monday morning”, was the laconic remark of Chief Justice Mo Cullorih, when the attorneys had concluded their arguments. Hence, It Is certain that no decision will lie handed down before that date. However, two members of the court questioned counsel for Senate' Oldham rather closely on several of the points, especially the contention tliat Senator Oldaam (had the right to hold on as acting governor and really as -president of the Senate un til his term of office expired The questions did not indicate agreement with that contention, however, the court, carefully avoided showing any leaning'eitfher way. George B. Rose and J. P. Loughbor ough, of tile firm of Rose, Heming way, Cantrell and l/nighborough, ar gued the case from Senator Oldham’s side, while W. B. Smith and Col. John M. Moore, of the firm of Moore, Sinitfo and Moore, represented Sena tor Putrell’a contention. Tne main contention by counsel for Senator Oldham was that the consti tution provided for the president of the senate at the time the vacancy occurred acting as governor for the remainder of the term, in order to prevent confusion in the office and to nevent a majority of tihe legislature dictating who should be governor or changing the governor at will, as may occur should the right as governor attach merely to the office of pres ident of the senate. It was also claimed that Senator Oldham had th» richt *o act. not on ly until the end of his term, which would be September. 1914. but until his successor should be elected and Qualified, which might be until the meeting of the Senate, and will be until Ihis term as Senator expires, and after that time be will be lieu tenant governor, even though not u Senator, until the vacancy Is filled: that nast legislatures have recoenir ed the right of the old president of the senate to preside at extra ses sions, although another president had been elected at the end of the reg ular term. This contention was stoutlv oppos ed by Futrells counsel, on the ground that the president of the Senate is aoting-eovernor because he is pres ident of the senate: that there can not he two presidents of the senate at the same time, and that it was manifestly the intention of the con stitution to make the now president of the Senate's term begin from the close of the regular session, no mat ter what former nractice might have been. Moreover, it was declared that the contention that there would he confusion Is absurd, alnee the mato’* tty of the senate would be no more apt to bo wrong than would a eov ornor, who might have some ulter ior motive to serve, in resigning be fore the term of the old Senate presi dent expired.