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It’s an old, old story, but the youngest boy and girl ought to learn it Right Now. Save while you are young, and the best way is by an account In the Birmingham Trust & Savings Co. IRISH HISTORY IS THEME WORMY Ancient Order of Hibernians Celebrate Wolfe Tone SEVERAL SPEECHES MADE Mr. Monks Gives Some Interesting Facts Concerning the History of a Great People Who Have Long Struggled for Freedom. The Ancient Order of Hibernians of Jef ferson county celebrated the anniversary of Wolfe Tone and the Manchester Mar tyrs In the Knights of Columbus hall last night. It was the largest and most enthusias tic meeting held in this city in a long time and the spirit and fervor of the speakers met with an equally responsive feeling In the audience. The chair was occupied by William Grady, whose opening remarks made the audience acquainted with the purpose for which they were assembled and he called upon James O'Hare, who sang “The Minstrel Boy” in which he was accom panied by Miss Clarke on the piano. Mr. Monks Speaks. Mr. Monks spoke of the Fenian move ment, giving a short but pithy history »f the struggles of the Irish people for their freedom extending over a period of twelve centuries. The Danes for three Hundred years had a foothold In Ireland but were eventually driven out by Brian Hour at the memorable battle of Clon tarf, and the Saxons for over seven hun Ired years have only maintained their iccupatlon of the country at the point >f the bayonet. The story of Ireland is a tragedy of a thousand years in which time heroes have arisen whose names smblazen the pages of history and con spicuous among them are the names of the three martyrs, Allen, Larkin and O'Brien, who were executed In Manches ter in 1867. Hon Sterling A. Wood spoke feelingly and eloquently of Irish patriotism, and Illustrated his address with a very pa thetic story of a good old southern moth er who for thirty years awaited her son’s return from the war and who had fallen and was buried in Virginia. Frank Deedmeyer's address, on the Celtic language was a rare treat. He traced the Celtic people back to the great Aryan stock from which has Bprung Caucasian civilization. "At a time,” said he “when the Britons were barbarians and spoke a barbarous Jargon, the Irish had a cultivated language, a polite literature and codified laws. While the Britons were using Btone implements the Irish were wearing ornaments of en graved bronze and gold. The Land of Scholars. "Ireland was known as 'Insula sanc torum et doctrlnorum.’ the land of saints and scholars. This Is the country from which you, ladles and gentlemen, have sprung, and well may you be proud of It.” Hugh McGeever spoke on Hibernlanism and called upon the Irish to rally to the aid of Ireland jiow In this supreme mo ment of her existence. "Unite and organ ize for this grand effort," said he. “We who enjoy prosperity and liberty under the Stars and Stripes should remember our kinsmen who are being crushed under the Union Jack and come to their rescue. We hear the cry for help, let us aid them and do It at once.” The chairman invited Father Meurer to come on the platform, and In response to a call, said that he was building a rhurch and asked the assistance of his friends. “This." said Father Meurer, “Is the ninth church I have built to the service of God and he hoped to leave it free of debt before he died." The chairman called upon W. M. M. Foggan to conclude the programme by singing "God Save Ireland," In which all present Joined with heartfelt zeal. A vote of thanks to Messrs. Sterling Wood and Frank Deedmeycr concluded the ex ercises. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. j W. M. Smith. W. M. Smith, aged 68, died Saturday night, at his residence, 3925 Second ave nue, south, Avondale. The funeral ser vltes over the remains were conducted yesterday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock, and the Interment was lrv, Woodlawn ceme tery. George C. White. Funeral services over the remains of George C. White, who died suddenly. In his room, on Second avenue, near Twen ty-second street, Friday afternoon, will be conducted this afternoon from Llge Loy's parlors, and the Interment will be In Elm Leaf cemetery. \>uiaeppe Seggaro. Gulseppe Seggaro. an Italian, died yes terday morning, at 2512 Fourth avenue, after an illness of several days. The funeral services will be conducted from the Southside Catholic church this af ternoon. and the interment will take place in the church cemetery. DR, SUGG PREACHES Continues His Series of Dis courses to Young Men. SOMEWISE COUNSEL GIVEN His Sermon Dwelt on the Wisdom of Living an Unspotted Life—Num ber of Young Men Increas ing at Each Meeting. The Rev. Dr. John W. Stags, the pas tor of the First Presbyterian church, was greeted by a large congregation at the evening service yesterday. The sermon was one of the series that Dr. Stagg Is preaching to young men. These sermons are attracting considerable attention, and at each service the number of young men In attendance Is Increasing. The dis courses are replete with advice and coun sel to young men, and especially does Dr. Stagg present the dangers that confront the young man who leaves his home In the ^country and comes to the city. The series will be continued all the winter. The theme of Dr. Stagg's discourse last •night was the religious life of a young man. He said that to be a Christian was to be Christllke or to keep unspotted from the world. His text and sermon follows: "And, to keep himself unspotted from the world,”—Jonas 1-27. The context assumes the declaration of this text to be one of the efforts of pure religion. If It Is, we have a solution to the gravest problem men, and, especially young men, have to consider. It Is not necessary that I should define what Is meant by the "world.” Tou know, from your own consciousness, what are those Influences that pull you down and keep you from realizing your highest alms—and to you, that Is the world—attachment to the outward, the transitory, the unreal. The sadness of It all Is, how we begin with the conviction It Is possible to live pure, and then delib I erately conclude that It la Impossible. People hope their children will keep their lnnocency, and when the boy takes on a badness they do not think Is wholly from within, they conclude It has come from contact with the men and the things that go to make what Is commonly called the "world." And, so, the grown-up man comes to take It all as a matter of course and business, and politics, and society be come disassociated from religion—Chris tianity becomes Impractical,—and one must either be spotted by the world or live apart from the activities of life. Against all this, religion makes her protest and Christianity sites her first Christian In the person of Jesus. She shows the profound Impression which Jesus made on the first generation of disciples. The words of Christ's followers breathe the realism of personal acquain tance. They do not eplarge upon what all knew, but they express very beauti fully the sense of Ineffable purity and holiness, of Infinite moral superiority, which the disciples receives from Him whose very presence had revealed a new and heavenly life. Out of Him, as they remembered Him, no harm ever proceed ed. No evil ever issued from act or word of Ills. When one remembers how much one's Influence over another, and how much evil goes forth even from the best of us, to counterbalance not a little of the good we do, we shall appreciate the character of the one of whom It could he said by those who knew Him best, that He was, as He bade them to be, "harm less as a dove.” Thus does Christianity come to the first Christian for proof of the reasonableness of the command to keep oneself unspotted by the world. And that which strikes us first, Is the Intentness on the part of Christ to do the world good. There Is such a thing as being so determine to help others that you do not have to consider your own danger. Generally the man who makes a business of standing guard over his own virtues soon has no virtues to guard. To try to keep from doing evil Is an entirely different thing from determining to do good. The victim of evil habit, unless he occupy himself with some new endeavor, will surely find himself at his old prac tices, through the very power that com pells him to do wrong In the first In stance. For if our powers be trained in sin the debaucher will be so wedded to his lust as at length to be Incapable of chastity; the Inebriate so faclnated by his cups ns to be Incapable of sobrletv; the covetlous man, so infatuated by his gains as to he incapable of generosity; the re vengeful man so much under the control of his malignity as to be Incapable of forgheness. If on the other hand these powers be. by severe discipline, trained in symmetry and proportion there are form ed at length those Intellectual and relig ious giants who have enriched the life of the world. The argument, however. urged against the Christ-life Is that It Is too much of an appeal to the supernatural and Ignores the conditions In a world of pin. Men say that God is too unreal to help men In a world where they are really beset by its influences and to accept the doctrine of the Incarnation constitutes an additional burden upon faith, a new stumbling-block to reason. The discov ery of Copernicus. It has been said. Is the death blow to Christianity; In other words, the recognition by the human race of the Insignificant past which they and their planet play In the cosmic drama renders the Incarnation Intrinsically In credible. "What is man. that thou art mindful of him: and the Son of man, that thou visltest him?” Is a question charged by science with a weight of meaning far beyond what It bore for the poet whose lips first uttered it. And thou whose studies bring perpetually to their remem brance the Immensity of this material world, and know how Imperceptible Is the Impress made by organic life In gen eral and by human life In particular find It hard to believe that this petty satellite has been shown as the theatre of an event so solitary and so stupendous. It Is nevertheless true that God has chosen Just this method of saving his creatures from dlspalr In the good fight with their surroundings. Far as man climbs, the first forces he encountered Is the form of appetite and passion, become as noth ing to the appalling darkness through which he must go to find God. It Is this very sense of the place occupied by man In the material universe that exacts in man. the moral being, a new need for Christianity. While, tr, one sense, the magnitude and complexity of the nat ural world should have no effect on our conception of God’s relation to us, yet, In another sense, it Is Idle to ask men to live in the world and yet unfettered by the world, when they feel that so much Is against their finding held In the maker of the forces that pull them down. This puts Incarnation Into a different and far truer proportion. It abruptly changes the whole scale on which we might be disposed to measure the magnitude of the universe. What we might think great we now see to be relatively small. What was trifling Is now immeasurably Impor tant. Material grandeur and moral ex cellencies are sharply antithetical. A soul becomes bigger than the world and hence to keep it unspotted by the world DEATH LIST SHOWS A REMARKABLE DECREASE The number of deaths In Birmingham during the first twenty-two days of this month has been fewer than any month In several years. There is not an under taker In the city who has had as much work this month as he has ordinarily In what are considered the dullest months of the year. As a usual thing, in November, and, in fact, all the cold months, the under takers are busiest, while in the summer they have comparatively little to do. This month has proven an exception to the rule, and the deaths have been so few that It has caused comment in all the undertaking establishments. Twice this month there have been days during which there were no deaths. This is something remarkable for this time of the year when so many catch cold and die from the results of exposure. In speaking o fthe peculiar fact, yesterday one of the undertakers said: "I thought that possibly my business was the only dull one, and that all the other undertakers were doing well, but I And that I was wrong. All seem to be doing very little business this month and we can not account for it. unless the health of the city is greatly improved this winter over previous years. “Of course, in the remaining days of this month we may have a great rush of business, and the number of deaths may run up as high as the average, but I hardly think this possible. In the un dertaking business, It is well known that deaths come in large numbers w-hen they start, and some days there will be noth ing at all. “I have known one undertaker to have as many as eleven bodies In one day without there being any catastrophe to cause It.” DOWN TOWN FIRE DRAWS BIG CROWD BLAZE AMOUNTED TO PRACTICAL LY NOTHING, BUT PROMINENCE OF LOCATION CAUSED GREAT EXCITEMENT—DAMAGE OF $100. Large crowds of people were gathered yesterday afternoon, about 4 o’clock, around Twentieth street, between Second and Third avenues, by a small fire In the building at 116 Twentieth street. The ftre did not amount to much, but it was in a prominent place, and nearly all the aparatus in the city was called out. For a few minutes it looked like there might be a large fire, but the department quickly had It under control, and the damage only amounted to a little over $100. The Are was discovered in the shop of Jim McDonald, on the second floor of the building, and slight damage was done there. The greatest damage was to the Birmingham Loan company, which occupies the first floor. Water leaked through the ceiling and damaged tire stock to the amount of about $76 or $100, which is fully covered by insurance. is to attain the highest end of existence. It ».« hen this clear, certain knowledge that God has been in this old world; that He is here now. that must help the poor creature walking the streets of sin and breathing miasma of sin. And so when the soul sees in one great scheme of grace the efforts of God to teach It about Himself and make known His sacrifice for its life, there gathers about the cross an interest that is personal and the Sa vior is seen as the one altogether lovely. The fact of Individual responsibility is understood and the facts of redemption are known, and from gratitude at the deliverance, the soul looks around for something to give and finding nothing, it gives Itself unreservedly. Then God and man come together in the world and man is saved from the corrupting and stain ing influences of the world. This it is to be a Christian, for it is being Christlike. AMATEUR OPERA MAKING HEADWAY PROF. WEISSNER WILL MAKE SUCCESS OUT OF "BIRMINGHAM SOCIETY ON TORCHLIGHT PA RADE”—KNIGHTS WORKING. Professor Welssner Is making good headway with his comic opera, "Birming ham Society on Torchlight Parade.” He has two rehearsals each week. Owing to the large number In the cast, 110, he has divided the company, rehearsing the children In the day, and the young ladles and gentlemen In the evening. The chorus Is rapidly getting In condition for the dress rehearsal, which will take place one day this week. The sextetts will be entirely novel, and the dances singularly artistic. As Professor Welssner has se cured the pick of the amateur talent of the city, the public will not be disappoint ed, It Is said, when the opera Is pro duced at the Jefferson, December 14. The Knights' of Columbus, under whose auspices the opera Is to be given, are working hard for the success of the en tertainment. The following special com mittees have been appointed: Executive committee—John W. O'Neill, chairman; J. Cary Thompson, J. J. Gil more, John McGeever and F. I. Monks. Advertising Committee—James J. Smith, chairman, John R. Gaudln and F. I. Monks. Committee on Sale and Distribution of Tickets—J. Cary Thompson, chairman; J. J. Gilmore, Oliver Challfoux and John W. O'Neill. Pratt City Committee—Wm. Grady, J. J. Brlslln and Thomas M. Dugan. Ensley Committee—A. C. Ryan and Patrick L. Day. Committee of Arrangements—John R. Gaudln, chairman; B. P. Dlckman, John McGeever, Charles R. Feeley and Charles A. Fitzgerald. Press—Harry E. Bishop. STOLEN HORSE RECOVERED. Several Persona Bought the Horse Re centiy Not Knowing It Was Stolen. Detective Patton yesterday recovered a horse which was stolen some time ago from Mr. Chambera of Bessemer, and yesterday the latter came to the city and Identified the animal as his. The horse has changed hands several times since It was stolen and the police are busy tracing It down from one man to another In order to get to the first man who sold it. When recovered the horse was in the possession of Mr. Goldberg of 1803 Fourth avenue, who bought It some days ago. The police have found several people who have owned the horse recently, but each of them bought It in good faith and did not know that it had been stolen. The horse has been returned to Its owner. Bazaar Thia Week. The bazaar which will be In progress this week In the old church building of Our Lady of Sorrows on Avenue F. prom ises to be well attended. The proceeds will be applied to the funds being raised to complete and furnish the new church. We make the best c .uc in town. Asi Herald Engraving Company. OLD NEGRO LOSES FAITH IN WOMEN GOES TO COURT HOUSE TO PUR CHASE LICENSE LEAVING FIAN CEE OUTSIDE—ON HIS RETURN SHE HAD CHANGED HER MIND. John Anderson, an aged and unsophisti cated old darky, has lost his faith in womanhood, and all because his fourth I attempt at matrimony was a failure. Three times he had led a dusky bride to the hymeneal altar, and only recently the third one passed away to the great beyond. Although heart broken*. John sighed for another mate, without reckoning that his three score ten and more years would weigh in the balance against him. He sought out a maiden among the girls of town and she seemed to please the old man. For some time he had been sad and much pleasure was rapidly passing from his life. He was aging rapidly. One day his friends saw a sudden change for the better. The old man 1 spruced up even to the extent of rubbing a coating of polish over his shoes, and wearing a “biled” shirt. Many a know ing wink was passed behind the old man's back that day, for suspicion pointed to an early marriage. It did not require long for the cause to become apparent, but he was destined to defeat this time and to trials hitherto unknown. John went early to the office of the probate judge Saturday morning and there procured a license, to wed Mary Jackson. He willingly paid for the prop er papers and went his way rejoicing. He was happy now, as he had secured every thing necessary but the preacher, and with his credentials he sought out the prospective bride w' om he had left out side the court house to await him. The step of the old man was that of a conquerer as he went down to meet his fiancee, but he went in vain, for while he was securing papers she had suddenly used the woman's prerogative and changed her mind. She was gone where the woodbine twlneth, and John has lost his faith in women. | AMUSEMENTS. j The Land ’o Cotton.” “The Land O’ Cotton,” Junker A Cor coran’s play of southern life, which they claim has a wealth of beautiful scenery and novel effects, a well defined story, unique chacters and carefully selected company offers an attraction which the management believes Is of a different sort from the usual run of such plays. The cast, It Is said, is unusually large and some idea, it is said, may be gained of the mounting when It is stated that a special baggage car Is required to transport the I scenery and effects. “The Land O' Cot ton" will be the offering at the Jefferson theatre this afternoon and tonight. "Under Two Flags." Paul M. Potter's romantic drama, "Un der Two Flags.” founded on Ouida's famous novel of the same name, will be presented at the Jefferson theatre Wednesday and Thursday and Thursday matinee. Everything observable In "Under Two Flags" Is of a nature to captivate audiences with a taste for the sensational. The Chollala Gorge scene Is In Itself a spectacle, and the thrilling escape of Cigarette on horseback up the mountain side Is a scene to be remem bered, while a great standstorm Illusion Is an achievement of stage craft that has seldom been approached. At the Bijou. "The Night Before Christmas” will open an engagement of five nights and three matinees at the Bijou tonight. The advance sale of seats Indicates a large audience. "The Night Before Christmas" is a play for the children, for all classes. Mirth and pathos are found side by side and the pathetic scenes are said to bring forth ttarB of sympathy. A car load of scenery and effects Is used In the presentation and a company of players carefully selected for their fitness to portray the various characters will be seen. The press throughout the Wells circuit speaks well of the production. NEGRO V OMAN 8TEAL8 SILVER. Stolen Stuff /.as Found In Bottom ot a Trunk. Mamie Jackson, a negress, was arrest ed yesterday afternoon by Detectives Bodeker and Ifamllton on a charge of grand larceny. She is accused of stealing about >50 worth of silverware from Kate Street, a negro woman with whom she boarded The woman denied her guilt, hut her room waa searched and the stolen stuff was found In the bottom of her trunk. She will be given a trial before Judge Feagln this morning. Remain* of Negro. Warner-Smiley company has the re mains of a negro man who was brought to Birmingham Saturday night on the Louisville and Nashville train from Mont gomery. The name of the negro and how he met his death are It Is supposed he was k ie manner on the railroad. The negro was struck on and the blow evidently fraetu gull. The body is being held uni lfor matlon can be received i its disposition. CONVICTS LISTEN TO GOOD MICE Noted Criminals Occupy Front Seats at Services. TEMPERANCE THF. SUBJECT Gen. R. F. Johnston and the Rev. Mr. Hall Have Interested Audience at Pratt Mines Prison—Murderer Custodian of Hymn Books Perhaps the largest crowd that has ever assembled in the Sunday school room of the state prison at Pratt City listened to the addresses of (Tenoral R. F. Johnston and the Rev. J. D. P. Hall yesterday af ternoon. The topic of the discussion was "Temperance.” and as the speakers warmed up to their subjects they elicited frequent applause from their hearers. The seating capacity of the Sunday school room, as it is called, was taxed to the utmost. There was at least 400 con victs present. The singing of the convicts is weil worth a trip to the prison. While the negroes outnumber the whites numer ically the whites outclass them vocally. Mr. Hall warned hiB hearers who had been addicted to the whisky habit, not to go back to it when their time had ex pired or when they had been pardoned by the governor. Strong Drink the Cause. After the Sunday school had been dis missed and Mr. Hall was standing by the door3 exchanging greetings with the pris oners, seven-tenths of them, it Is esti mated, testified that strong drink had been the cause of their downfall. At the meeting were many noted crim inals, among whom were Brewer, Fay and Kennybrook, the trio who made such a desperate attempt to dynamite their way out of prison a few wreeks ago. They occupied front seats and apparently seem ed to be greatly interested In all that was said. Other interesting characters present were Joe Pate, who was sent up from Brookside a few months ago- for mur der. He is a trusty, and acts as store keeper for the hymnbooks. Will Setlvy, a sometime prominent business man of Pickens county, w'ho is serving a sen tence for murder, is a trusty and head tailor. He is well educated, and says he is a regular subscriber to The Age- Her ald and other papers. Prison In Good Condition. The whole prison premises seem to he kept in an excellent condition. Time has proven that the state made no mistake in taking its convicts in charge. The health of the convict body 1b good. The moral surroundings, if the term can be used, is better than it was under the lease system. Two pitiful sights at the prison that seemed to affect the large crowd of visi tors yesterday, were the enses of two young boys, one of them belonging to a prominent and wealthy family of Bir mingham and was born, so to speak, in the lap of luxury. The other is a son of a high official of Montgomery. Both of these boys are still in their teens and both have been discarded by their fami lies. Their names, it is said, are not allowed to be mentioned in their homes. . a*. . — —.. CALL FOR CHARITY WILL BE ANSWERED MANY WILL SEND DONATIONS TO THE UNITED CHARITIES FOR THANKSGIVING BASKETS TO BE SENT TO THE POOR. The call of the United Charities In the papers will probably bring In large dona tions today and tomorrow. The ladles In charge of the organization have a list containing the names of a number of worthy people who are In need, and they will all receive baskets on Thanksgiving day. The donations are to be sent to the headquarters of the United Charities In the Mayberry building at the corner of Third avenue and Twenty-third street. The ladles will spend Wednesday getting these donations In order to be distributed and an hour will be appointed for dis tributing baskets. SPORTS COMING SOUTH. Ten Train Loads Leave Latonia Track for New Orleans Races. The first section of the I.oulsvllle and Nashville southbound train today will he composed of ten ears filled with racing men from Cincinnati to New Orleans. At least 400 sports will be on the train and all are bound for the opening of the New Orleans track on Thanksgiving day. Many of the horses have already gone south and the men who pass through Birmingham today come fro mthe La tonia track, near Cincinnati. The worst spendthrift is the man who wastes time. —Savings Bank Maxim 70. The man who wastes his time dissipates his energies and his opportunities for future success. He would better put that time into earning extra pennies for his savings account at the American Trust & Savings Bank 1923 First Ave. BIRMINGHAM, ALA. IT HAS THE CALL-WON ON ITS MERIT. MURRAY HILL CLUB WHISKEY WBUOMIBO BY iOB THIS PARTICULAR BRAND FOR PARTICULAR PEOPLE. Has caught the taste of the most exntii* | JOS. A. MAGNUS A CO. CINCINNATI. TRADE MARK I AM THE VINE YE ARE THE BRANCH Rev. J. H. WlcCoy Preaches at First Methodist Church AN ELOQUENT DISCOURSE / He Says the Disciples of Christ Had No System of Theology, But in the Saviour Had Implicit and Simple Faith. The services at the First Methodist church yesterday were well attended at both morning and evening services de spite the weather and two excellent ser mons were heard. In the morning the pulpit was tilled by Presiding Elder J. D. Simpson and at night by the Rev. J. H. McCoy. A large congregation was present to hear the Rev. Mr. McCoy, and freely commented on the eloquence of his dis course. The music was excellent. Mr. McCoy took his text from John 15-1, "I am the vine, ye are the branches." In opening his address. Mr. McCoy refer red to the preceding chapter In showing how Christ was consoling his disciples, who, filled with dismay and consternation heard from the Savior's lips, of His Im pending departure. After finishing the announcement and telling His followers not to let their hearts be troubled, Mr. McCoy spoke of how our Lord then de voted His time to impressing on their minds the Importance of the great and life giving mission on which they were bent, telling them how it was through them He was to accomplish the undertak ing He had only Just begun. Without Influence. "These men,” said Mr. McCoy, "were without Influence, without friends and had no treasury, yet their Master told them It was for them to transform the whole world, that It was their duty to revolutionize society and Impregnate It with a spirit which was new and foreign. The disciples were dumbfounded, bewil dered and filled with dismay. Were they equal to It? Could they carry on a work which had only Just begun and was des tined to be carried down through all ages till the end of all time?" He said these were the questions which came Involunta rily to their minds. Mr. McCoy then dwelt on how Gods gr^at plan of salvation was to be carried out. "God works.' he snld, "through hu man hands, human hearts and human minds and can only be accomplished un der certain conditions. Can only be ac complished as we maintain a definite re lationship with Jesus ChrlBt." Mr. McCoy referred to the fact that Christ s followers had no systematic the ology. Their Lord did not need that. Thoy were simple men with simple hearts and accepted Him without question. Their Lord was their all In all and Ills charac ter appealed to them as to all men as ex hausting all the possibilities of human perfection. The Message. "The message," said Mr. McCay, "which came to those men while the shadow of the cross was already across the pathway of their Ideal, whose Im pending departure had depressed and sad dened their hearts, has rung out through all the long years that have past and will continue to ring out till eternity Itself. ‘I am the vine, ye are the branches.' ’’ The preacher then dwelt on the animate and Inanimate, Incldentaly referlng to the construction of the church building. He said as a whole It was complete, still each part, coming as It possibly did from a different quarter of the union, was also complete In Itself. It represented, he said, mecanlcal unity, but without life, though made so meet the conditions of symmetry and harmony. He then referred to man, dwelling upon the Importance of unity with Christ and the church. "A man," he said, "may be a good member, charitable, loving and self-sacrificing, but If he Is not In close relationship to Christ, he becomes as a dead branch on the vine. The relation of the branch to the vine Is In this way, the vine expresses itself by fruition, and leafage through Its branches. It Hangs to the Vine. “Does the branch go off to gather Its fruit? No, It hangs to the vine. In the same sense the mere renewal of your minds through earthly channels, the purchasing of books or prescribing for yourself a regime of conduct Is not enough. You must first bring yourself In personal relationship to Him who said ‘I am the vine, ye are the branches.' Christ depends on us for the expression of His holy spirit which Is to be the sal vstlon of the world. We are Ood’a am bassadors. and If I may aay It reverently. Ills lips and his voice. I believe that the day of salvation Is only relayed because of the imperfect expression God finds of His spirit In the lives and characters of His people. What we need,’ he conclud ed, “Is a vital relationship with Christ In which shall be voiced His love, His life and Ills power. Mr. McCoy leaves tor conference today. It Is said when he returns he will likely come as pastor of the new Five Points Methodist church. _ _ Steamer Scotia Has Arrived. Point Arenas, Cal., November 22.—The steamer Scotia has arrived here wHh five of the crew of the French bark Francoise Koppe, which was wrecked Frl''o„ ni.n near Point Reyes. Thirteen of are unaccounted for. The Koppe was bound from Newt tralla, to San Francisco, and ty-nlne days out. NEGRO WOMAN DIES FROM SEYERE BURNS HER REMAINS ARE BEING HELD TO FIND HER RELATIVES OR FRIENDS—NOT KNOWN WHERE SHE WAS BURNED. The remains of Hattie Westbrook, a hfgro woman, are at Green & Co.'s undertaking establishment. and they are anxious to locate some of her relatives or the white people who had her sent to the St. Vincent’s hospital. The woman died from the effects of burns which she received Thursday morn ing while cooking breakfast for a family which is thought to live near Bast Lake. The woman’s body was covered with burns, and she suffered great pain until she died. It seems that while building a lire ta cook breakfast her clothing caught. She screamed, hut before any one could reach her she was completely enveloped in the flames. It Is not known how she came to St. Vincent's, as none of the under takers' ambulances carried her there. It Is said that the woman's parents live In or near Birmingham, and that they do not know of her death. Their names, or the names of the white people fop whom she cooked are not known. DRS. DOZIER & CO.’8 1 MEDICO-SURGICAL IN Cor. 1st ave. ft 21 BIRMINGHAM, Dr. O. T. Dozier. I __ Dr. Byron DozlerJ A strictly high-class Institute for ttaft scientific treatment of all Chronic, Nerv ous, Blood, Skin. Rectal, Female eng Oenlto-TIrlnary diaeasea. Deformities. Tu mors, Stiff Joints, Cancer. Lupus, Malig nant Ulcers. Rheumatism. Tuberculosis and Consumption. Hemorrhoids, Varicocele, Hernia an! Venereal diseases of every name, na ture, form and chancte. are ales treated, and a legal guaran tee of cure will be given In every case. Our equipment, consisting of well-stockd ad prescription department. X-Ray. Vio let Ray, Static and Galvano-Faradlc ap paratus, Super-Heated Air, Aro Llghl Cabinet, Eureka Nebulizer and Oaone Inhalation for note, throat and lungs, and g thoroughly equipped Surgical Depart ment, mod'ern and up-to-date In every par ticular, give ua a prestige over all com petitors In Alabama In our special ling of practice. , CORRESPONDENCE INVITED, j | Consultation and examination free, i Terms liberal and confidences held list 'Violate. Office hours S a. m. to I p. as. Sundays, > a. m. to 1 p. m. A PEW OF MANY ENDORSEMENT! FROM THE PRESS, i Tbs Birmingham Ledger: Drs. Doztrg ft Co. ara without doubt the beet known 'specialist* In the south, and their famg |ls das entirely to their great skill. The Birmingham Newa: Both Drs. GL iT. and Byron Dozier are reliable and ex Srtanoed physicians and surgeons, whd serve the great success which hag bean and la theirs. 1 Ags-Herald: Dr. Dcsler'a long stand. Sng and approved abilities entitle him td the proud distinction of standing at ^g head ef hie profession. AMERICAN DISTRICT TELEGRAPH COMPANY Main Office With Western Union Tele graph Company. RELIABLE MESSENGERS Furnished for any purpose. Notes and Packages promptly delivered. Phones 19, Hither Company, BUSINESS CONFIDENTIAL ED. E. WILLIAMS. Mansiur EAST BIRMINGHAM FREIGHT. The Birmingham Railway, Light and Power Company, effective October 10th, will run dally except Sunday the following freight schedule Birmingham to East Lake ax , Gate City: A.M. Leave B’ham for East Lake.... 8:M Leave B’ham for Gate City via East B’ham.... »... .... ....11:00 P.M. 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