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PRICES Nttr CROWDED. Style 5068 Another Style in Black Kid, Lace, Full Extension but Light Sole— The Willlams A Shoe that is Excellent for Street and Business Wear. §5.00 COLLINS FINE FOOTWEAR THE BIG SHOE STORE 1910 FIRST AVENUE. LOVE SPELL DIDN’T WORK. Judge Feagin Fines Johnson, the Hoo doo Doctor, $10. Dr.” Henry Johnson, the negro hoo doo doctor, was yesetrday afternoon Ant'd jl0 by Judge Feagin in the police court on n charge of obtaining money under false pretenses. He was also made to return the watch received from another negro as payment for a love spell he -was to throw around the heart of 'nis victim’s sweetheart. Judge Feagin stated that the negro was clearly as guilty as any One could be. The evidence ip the ease was that the doctor .Jin.', promised to win the negro's ► weetheart back to him, and under that promise got a watch as security for the payment of $12. The love pills failed' and Policeman Patton caught the doctor. TRIED TO PAWN GUN. Marshall Tucker Arrested on Charge of Grand Larceny. Marshall Tucker, a negro, was arrest ed last night by Policemen Hay and Ell edge on a charge of grand larceny. He was trying to pawn a very Ane Winches ter repeating shotgun for Si! and the po lice suspect that he stole it. The negro claims that the gun came from Chattanooga, where he purchased it two years ago. The police have tel egraphed to Chattanooga to And out If the gun was stolen. Don't neglect a Cough. Take Plso’a Cure for Consumption In time. By druggists. 35o. JEFFERSON THEATRE. FRIDAY, mVndenight, DEC. 4 ENGAGEMENT OF HOWARD KYLE in a revival of Louis N. Parker's beautiful romantic comedy “ROSEHARY” ("That’s for remembrance.”) Greatest success in the history of the Empire theatre, New Tork City. Direc tion George H. Brennan. Prices: Matinee—*1, 75c, 50c and 25c. Night—51.50, $1, 75c, 50o, 25c. Seats now-on sale. SATURDAY MN!Gh!E DEC. 5. BARGAIN DAY MATINEE. Str&ght from the Heart. A New York Big Hit THE FATAL WEDDING A STRONG CAST. Prices: Matinee—25c and 50c. Night— E5e, 50c, 75c and 51. EVERY NIGHT THIS WEEK. Matinees Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Vance’s Great Railroad Play, “THE LIMITED MAIL” With a Splendid Company Supporting <*■ B E A TRICE The Clever Comedienne, Dancer, Singer and Acrobat. Next Week: “ACROSS THE PACIFIC.’' . Excelsior Steam Laundry V I OOE8 EXQUISITE WORK 1 atonae a. blinn a bon. JMJ Bsosnd Avenue. 'Phono Ml Says He Had Ho Understand ing Willi General Wood DESVERNEHIE OH THE STAND Secretary of Finance Under General Brooke's Regime Makes Some Strong Allegations Regarding Wood’s Conduct In Cuba. Washington, December 3.—The senate ’ommittee on military affairs today re sumed its hearing in connection with charges filed against Generul Leonard Wood in opposition to his confirmation to be major-general. The first witness was Melville E. Stone, general manager of the Associated Press. Mr. Stone was questioned concerning the report that General Wood had sought to retain E. C. Bellairs as the representa tive of the Associated Press at Havana. He submitted a letter written by Major Dunne to Col. C. S. Diehl, assistant gen eral manager of the Associated Press, which requested in behalf of General Wood the retention of Bellairs, saying It was Important to have u man repre senting the Associated Press at Havana who wAs in tl’ie confidence of the mili tary governor. Mr. Stone said the mat ter was then under charge of Col. Delhi. Bellairs was retainp but his previous record was not known to tne officers of the Associated Press. When it became known Bellairs was discharged. Mr. Stone was also asked as to what knowledge General Wood had of Bellairs’ record, but upon this point he could give the committee little information. It was decided that Colonel Diehl sholild be sub poenaed. Ray Standard Baker, the man whom Major Runcle said was at the dinner with General Wood and himself when the proposed hiagazine article criticising General Brooke was discussed, was thjs next witness called. Mr. Baker confirm ed some portions of the testimony of Major Riincie and contradicted or quali fied other excerpts. He said that he had talked with General Wood -"carding an article which was subsequently published over his own signature. Mr. Baker Replies in Negative. When usiced whether Mr. Baker had spoken with the President relative to the Wood case, he replied in the negative, H id also practically made the same re ply to a question as to whether he had conferred with war department officials. Concerning the article which was pub lished over the signature of Major Runcle, Mr. Baker said that it had been given him by Runcle. but that so far as he knew, General Wood had had no knowl edge of it previous to its publication. He said he had taken <Unn$r with General Wood and Major Runcle several times at Santiago, but that the publication of an article attacking General Brooke had never been the subject of conversation. Mr. Baker had an engagement w'ith President Roosevelt for a luncheon at the White House at 1:30, and on that account asked the members of the committee to hasten the examination as much as possi ble. Mr. Baker was questioned closely by Senator Scott of the committee, and by Senators Hanna and Teller, who were present. They quoted Major Runcie’s letter to Baker suggesting that the time was opportune for the publication of the Runcle article in General Wood’s inter est, and asked him if the letter did not show that there had hren conferences on the subject, and a perfect understand ing. Mr. Baker admitted that appear ances would lead to that inference, but insisted that there had not been any un derstanding. Mr. Baker admitted that he. Wood and Runcle had discussed General Brooke's administration of Cuban affairs, but said that the discussion had been impersonal, and thut Brooke's name had not been mentioned* He also said General Wood had introduced him to Riincie when he first went to Cuba. Dr. Desvernenie Called. At the afternoon session the only wit nesses heard was Dr. J’ablo Deserver nenle. who was secretary of finance un der the administration of General Brooke ns guvornor general, and later attorney for Major Rathhone. Dr. Desvernenie's testimony related entirely to the instruc tions given to the court by General Wood. He charged that General Wood had changed the laws of Cuba in order to admit expert evidence in the postal cases. The modification of the principles of Cuban criminal proceedings, which was said to have'been particularly detrimen tal to the interests of Major Rathhone, Dr. Desvernenie declared, was in an or der issued by General Wood on April 30, 1900. The effect of the order, said the witness, was to revert to laws in force under tlis regime of Colonial Spain, thirty years before. According to the testimony of Dr. Des vernenie. the orders made by General Wood wer issued to the judge of instruc tions. whom Wood could remove at pleas ure. The witness declared that the order was in violation of penal statutes and the rights of parties Interested in the postal oases. As an Illustration or the powers of General Wood under the military gov ernment. the witness said that General Wood In one case removed a Judge of first instance in one of the high courts, and also three associate Judges of one section oj; the court. As a cause of removal, it was said the Judges lmd not complied with the .law as modified by General Wood Removal Over Protest. The removal, said the witness, was made over the protest of the bar associa tion, a corporation having specific offi cial powers. The association declared the removals unwarranted, and In concilia tion or to appease its anger, General Wood appointed the deposed Judges to po sitions on the board of trustees of the bar association. Dr. Desvernenie declared that under (he law in force at the time General Wood become governor general. ex-»parte evidence was not admissible in trials, but declared that General Wood had made the amendment which abrogated statutes and enacted a new law, and said this opened the door to ex-parte evidence. Another charge made by Dr. Desver nenie was tnat some of the judges who tried the postal cases were not named by General Brooke In the order creating the courts, but that they owed tlioir appoint ments to General >Vood; that Rathhone's chunsel never understood that ex-parte evidence was to be admitted in the trials; and that General Wood's construction even of his amended law. was in contra vention of existing statutes. The wit ness declared that General Wood's or ders to the judge of first instance had the effect of controlling judicial powers, and made General Wood the court of last appeal unto himself. The witnesses also asserted that the bond exacted in the Rathhone case was excessive and unwar ranted by law The committee adjourned to meet again next Monday. TRUSTEES SUE ELLIOTT TO RECOVER $150,000 A suit has been filed In the Anniston di vision of the federal qpurt by the trustees of the Southern Car and Foundry com pany against J. M. Elliott, Jr., to recover $150,000. The trustees of the company In bankruptcy are Thomas G. Bush, Thomas A. Gillespie and Orion L. Hurlburt. \ J. M. Elliott, Jr., was for many years president of the company ana the suit is brought by the trustees in bankruptcy to recover money which is said to be due the company by Mr. Elliott. The allegation is made that the defen dant was Indebted to the Chase National bank of New York in the sum of $150,000, and on January 17, 1901, while so indebted he was president of the Southern Car and Foundry company and suffered or allowed the company to pay off and discharge this indebtedness for him. and that the com pany did pay this indebtedness for the defendant, which the defendant has failed and refused to pay to the company or to the trustees. The bill contains nine counts and among other things the following allegation is made: "And the said plaintiffs as trustees as aforesaid, claim of the defendant the further sum of $150,000 for balance due by him to the said Southern Car and Foundry company, for and on account of part of the capital stock of the said Southern Car and Foundry company, which he subscribed for or agreed to take, and which was thereafter issued to him by the said Southern Car and Foun dry company, and which he promised to pay for, but which balance, with the interest thereon from the date when the same became due and payable, to-wit, the 17tn day of May, 1899, has never been paid, and which is still due and unpaid, and the property of the plaintiffs as trus tees as aforesaid.” The trustees have retained as counsel Walker, Tillman. Campbell & Morrow, Williams & Lancaster and I. H. Beal. SALVATION ARMY PLANS TO FEED 1000 PEOPLE The Salvation army has Issued an ap peal to the public to aid it in feeding 1000 of the poor people of Birmingham on Christmas day. The appeal also states that it is the de sire of the army to give about 200 presen la to the children of the city and that It can only do so by the co-operation of the charitable people of the city. The appeal Is as follows: “The Salvation army wishes to call the attention of the good people of Birming ham to the fact that we are arranging to give 1000 free dinners to Birmingham's worthy poor, and take the liberty of ap pealing to all in this way for help for this gigantic undertaking. "In addition to this we are anxious to make 200 poor children happy with a gift of some kind, and can only do so by your generous response to our appeal. The army fed about 600 poor last year at Christmas time, but after going through the tenement houses we find a still greater need this year. Will fathers and mothers, who contemplate making their loved ones happy, please remember the poor who we are trying to make hap - py by sending your donation in cash, food, clothing or toys. Address, — "Salvation Army.*” IS RUMORED THAT CROWN PRINCE-MAY BE REGENT Berlin, December 3,—Fantastic stories i regarding Emperor William's proposed Journey to the south continue to appear, a persistent one being that Crown Prince Frederick William will be appointed re gent. Another is that Count Van Mlra bach, of the Empress' household, has en gaged a villa for the Emperor at Meran, Austria Tyrol. The foreign office in TIs sing says these are nonsense, adding that the emperor would certainly not choose a resort for consumptives if he went away j for rest and pleasure. , The only basis for concern for the em peror's health seems to its because he hag not appeared publicly since hie throat operation. The reason, ns explained by Baron Steinberg, the German ambassa dor to the United States, when here, is that the emperor is prolonging his period of retirement because he rather likes an excuse to enjoy domestic life. Dr. Sturt, the Prussian minister of instruction and medical affairs, in talking of the emperor, remarked that the empress sat seeing in the emperor’s apartment for several hours each day. They and their children, who are at home walk together frequently. The emperor, however, gives up most of his mornings to the disposal of state duties. HARKINS TO TAKE KENNEDY’S PLACE RUMORED THAT EMPLOYE OF THE AUDITOR’S OFFICE HAS BEEN APPOINTED AS ADJUTANT OF THE THIRD REGIMENT. __ I A report reached Birmingham last night that Captain Clyde Harkins, who Is employed in the auditor's office at Montgomery, had been appointed as adju tant of the Third regiment, Alabama Nat ional Guard, to succeed Captain Hughes B. Kennedy, who resigned last Saturday. Captain Harkins already holds a lesser Important position on the staff of Lieut. Col. McConnell, commander of the regi ment. He has never served actively In the National Guard of Alabama, but was appointed on Col. McConnell's staff when the latter was placed in command of the regiment at the time that Col. Higdon was relieved. Captain Harkins is a brother-in-law of Major Bankhead, who is in command of one of the battalions of the regiment. It was impossible last night to confirm the report. GOVERNOR BLISS GIVES UP PENSION SAYS HE DOUBTS THE PROPRIETY OF ACCEPTING THE MONEY WHEN NOT IN NEED AND RE LINQUISHES HIS CLAIMS. t Washington, December 3.—Commission er of Pensions Ware has received the following letter from Governor Bliss of Michigan, voluntarily relinquishing his pension: "Lansing, Mich., December 1, 1M3. "Commissioner of Pensions, Washington, D. C. "Sir—1 have the honor to ask you to discontinue, after this date, the pension granted to me by the United States gov ernment for disability. I feel that I have woo what I should, a placo on the pension rolls, with my comrades of the war of the rebellion, and relinquish the pension only because I doubt the proprie ty of continuing as a pensioner when I am not in need, t was placed after two examinations on the rools at $13 a month. My intention was to donate this money to the work of tho Grand Army of the Republic, and this I have done. "Thanking you for the honor yo.u hnve done me, I remain your obedient servant, “A. T. RL1SS.” Membership Is Costly. New York, December 3.—A transfer of a stock exchange membership was ar ranged today at $57,500. This is an ad vance of $3500 over the last previous transfer. The Non-Irritating Cathartic Essy to take, easy to operate— Hood’s Pills REYES AND HERRAN clinch jith hay COLOMBIAN CHARGE AND SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE DISCUSS MAT TERS ON THE ISTHMUS AND PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED. Washington, December 3.—In accord ance with an appointment made yester day, Dr, Herran, the Colombian charge, and General Reyes, Colombia’s special representative, took luncheon with Sec retary Hay at the latter’s home today. The opportunity was taken advantage of to thoroughly discuss the recent happen ings on the isthmus. General Reyes and Dr. Herran talked with Secretary Hay as to the methods of procedure General Reyes shall follow in performing the duties of his mission. The Colombians, led by General Reyes, are still awaiting special and explicit In structions from Bogota. When General Reyes left Bogota, the government de jure at Panama had not been formally recognized by the United States, so that his later Instructions will cover the events which have occurred since that time, including the signing of the canal treaty. Colombia has a number of grievances, one of them said tonight, and General Reyes’ mission will be directed to secure some redress for the wrongs which she has suffered. General Reyes comes to Washington as an envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary, on a special mission with full diplomatic standing. Arrangements will be made soon for his presentation to President Roosevelt In that capacity, after which whatever nego tiations may be subsequently conducted, will be through the state department. WOODLAWN COUNCIL MEETS. Mr. Jackson and Mr. Gibson Speak on the St. Louis Exhibit. The Woodlawn council met last night with Mayor Burris. Aldermen Brewer, Butter. Berryman, Kennedy and Hobson prpsont. The rules were suspended and addresses were made by F. M. Jackson, president, and J. B. Gibson, secretary of the Bir mingham Commercial club. The speak ers spoke In behalf of the efforts that are being made by the club to have an ex hibit of the Birmingham district's re sources at the world's fair at St. Louis. The Hon. J. B. Burris made a short speech endorsing the position taken by the Commercial club. It is thought that Woodlawn will do her part In having a creditable exhibit at the fair. J. B. Burris pledged $50 to wards the fund. The committee appointed to arrange the license schedule for next year read its report but action on the matter was de ferred until the next meeting. Tile board went into the election of the successor of ex-Alderman Satterfield of the Third ward. Three ballots were taken without any nomination being made. The matter was then deferred un til the next meeting. Ceballos Made Arbitrator. Washington, December 3.—The stats de partment has bene Informed that J. Ce ballos of New York, has been appointed arbitrator for San Domingo In the adjust ment of the well known Sala claim, amounting to $250,000. Senor Ceballos takes the place of Senor Guachalla. the Bolivian minister here, who was obliged | to go to Brasil after accepting the' ap pointment of arbitrator. IE BELIEVES THE HEWSJS TRIE Japanese Minister Gratified al Sympathy nf Americans DOES NOT TEAR A WAR NOW Mr. Takahira Thinks the Efforts To ward Settlement of Russo-Japanese Difficulties Will at Last Prove Successful. Washington, December 3.—Speaking of the statement emanating from Paris that Japan and Russia were on the verg4 of a settlement of the question at issue be tween them, Mr. Takahira, the Japanese minister, said that he believed this grat ifying news to be true, although he has not yet been officially advised for several days of the progress of the negotiations. The result, he said, shows it is now well understood that throughout the whole controversy, even when popular agitation was highest, the Japanese government has been actuated by but one purpose, the preservation by honorable means of peace and order in the far east. As one of the interesting incidents oc curing at various stages of the crisis, and as an Indication of personal views which he felt certain expressed the concensus of Intelligent public opinion in Japan Mr. Takahira cited the reply he had made to an offer from Mrs. Anita Newcomb Mc Gee of the service of herself and others associated with her as army nurses in the unfortunate contingency of war. Mr. Takahira said he might properly state that among the evidences of American good will, so abundantly shown to this country, none would awaken de'eper grati tude or more sincere admiration In Japan than the noble offers of this woman. Mrs. McGee Is president of the Assocla- i tion of Spanish-American War Nurses, who number tlOO members of the 2000 fe male nurses in service during the war with Spain, and the Philippine and Chi nese campaigns. She offers the Japanese government a party of any sise desired from among these veteran nurses. Mr. Takahira in his reply, after express ing appreciation of the "noble and gener ous offer,” and the sympathy which actu ated it. promised to immediately commu nicate it to his government, but closed with the following: ”1 doubt whether occasion will arise for its acceptance. I sincerely believe that the efforts of my government and of oth others who have the like feeling at heart, to use every proper and honorable means to preserve peace, will be crowned with success.” ___ AN INTERESTING MEETING. Junior Order of American Mechanics Hold Session at tj^st Lake. East Lake Council No. 11, Junior Order United American Mechanics, held their regular semi-monthly meeting last night. The meeting was well attended. Two new members were Initiated and provided the usual fun for the onlookers. They took their medicine with unusual good humor but said they would not forget j their experience. Officers for the next term were nom ; Inated. j The council has arranged to have a 1 Junior Thanksgiving sermon at the East Lake Methodist church next Sunday night and invite alt to be present. The sermon was deferred until Sunday on account of Council 11 desiring to affiliate with Steel City c'ouncll last Sunday. A council was organised at Village Springs last week by a number of the East Lake council, which : Is in a flourishing condition. HUMANE OFFICE REPORTS. Twenty Person* Arrested for Inhu i manely Driving During November. ! L. A. Bennie, humane officer, made the following report yesterday of the work done by the humane society during the month of November: Number of arrests, 20; number of con victions. 15: number of arrests for cruelty to animals, 14; number of arrests for cruelty to children. 1; number of warn ings given, 50; balance on hand November ! 3, S3 cents; membership, $2; fines from city treasurer, $77.50; total. $80.13. Disbursements—Incidental expenses. $3; special officer on account, $42; balance due on October. $35; balance on hand 13 cents. SOLD THE DIAMOND. Young Man Charged With Purchasing Gem on Credit and Selling It. Jim Ellis, a young white man well known about Birmingham, was arrested yesterday morning by Policemen Will Patton and Williams on a charge of em bezzlement from M. Jaffe, a jeweler and pawnbroker, who has a place of business on Second aventte. between Nineteenth and Twentieth streets. Ellis Is accused of purchasing a dia mond for $75 from Jaffa and after paying $10 on It, selling it to another person. The trial has been Set for this morning at 9 o'clock before Judge Feagln. ARRESTED AS SPY. • - Alleged That Soldier Was Employed By Miners’ Union. Denver. December 3.—Fred Wakeman. a private In Company F, at Camp Goldfield, Cripple Creek, has been arrested as a spy. He Is now In the military prison awaiting trial by courtmartlal. Adjutant General Bell said Wakeman was employed as a detective by the min ers’ union. I’nder the forty-sixth article of war. a spy found guilty of giving Intel ligence to the enemy can be punished by death. General Bell says Wakeman may suffer the extreme penalty, should he he adjudged guilty of the charge. To Fight Organised Labor. Columbus, O.. December 3.—The builders and trade exchange of Columbus has de cided to make an open fight against or ganized labor. They have Instructed their attorney .to prepare a suit against the city council and city officials to enjoin discrimination. The council adopted » resolution providing that preference should be shown members of labor organ izations in all city work. I M. WEIL & BRO., 1915-1917 First Ave. THIS SPECIAL SALEOF BOYS’ SUITS AND OVERCOATS, MS MOUNT THE POIOES DOWN TO $3.25, $4.00 * $5.00 We are determined to impress upon the minds of Birm ingham mothers the excellence of our BOYS’ CLOTHES, and to introduce them have reduced every suit and over coat 75c to $2-00. These goods are full of trim style, are elegantly finished and cut to tit properly. We stake our reputation on the guarantee that they will give you absolute satisfaction. M. WEIL® BRO. 1915-1917 FIRST AVENUE. HAY CONFERS WITH PREST. ROOSEVELT LATER SECRETARY MOODY DROPS IN ALL THREE DISCUSS MAT TERS ON THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA. —— Washington. December S.— Secretary Hay had a talk with the President today about the developments on the isthmus of Panama. Secretary Moody dropped in while the subject was under consideration and joined In the conference. As a result of the conference it is possible that one of the United States war ships at Colon will be used to bring the Panama canal treaty, ratified yesterday at Panama, to the United States. The authorities here have decided that it was proper to facilitate in every way the conclusion of the treaty, and cabled Instructions to United States Consul Gen eral Gudger to assist in all proper ways in the dispatch of the treaty to Washing ton. This is the explanation of the con sul general's conduct in confiding the treaty to Rear Admiral Walker for con veyance to Colon. The treaty should reach Washington In the ordinary course about ] December 15. The Cuban reciprocity bill Is to be disposed of In the senate on De cember 16. The President can thus carry out his original Intention of withholding the Panama treaty from Interference with the Cuban bill, and at the same time avoid any unnecessary delay. Long mall re ports have reached the state department from the United States Minister Beauprc 1 at Bogota, but this news has been anticl* I pated by the cable despatches in a large part. The latest dates are of November 4 and they relate principally to the various propositions broached In Bogota to revlvl- | fy the Hay-Herran canal treaty. Mr. Beaupre reports an almost incredible lack of comprehension on the part of the Co lombians of the fact that the Hay-Her ran treaty cannot be brought to life, and that the Washington government feels that It cannot retrace Its steps. HE GOT THE FIXTURES. Negro Arreeted for Playing Plumber for the Purpose of Theft. Sam Williams, a negro, was yesterday 1 morning arrested by Policeman Bob Pat ton and Henry Murphy on charges of grand larceny. Two cases have been docketed against him, but It is probable that he will be tried on no less than a dozen. The negro Is thought to be the one who has been going around Birmingham and while pretending to be a plumber, has stolen several hundred dollars worth of plumbing, piping and things from bath rooms. For some time the police have been looking for the negro, and yesterday he was found on First avenue near Twenty- | first street. Several people have preferred charges against the negro, and several of the policemen will docket cases against him. RETURNS ARE CANVA8SED. Jacob Curgsr, Grand Master of I. O. O. F. Goes Over the Votes. Jacob Burger,, grand master for the state of Alabama for the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, on yesterday can. vassed the returns'cast by the subordi nate lodges during the month of October for the grand lodge officers. The result of ths canvass will be announced within the next day or so. In canvassing the returns Grand Mas ter Burger was assisted by John Wood row and Francis M. Lowe of Birming ham. Othfrs present were: D. A. E. Meadow, grand master elect of Birming ham; Dr, W. C. Wheeler of Huntsville, grand deputy elact, and Jacob Pepper man of Montgomery, editor of the Ala bama Odd Fellow. The canvass of the votes commenced about noon and it was 0:30 o'clock before the work was com pleted. Infant’* Remain* Found. The remains of a negro bab£, evidently about a month old, were found yesterday afternoon by a negro employed by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad com pany at Avenue D and Sixteenth street. The body had been thrown out on a trash pile and had evidently been there < for a day or two. The matter was turn ed over to Coroner Paris, who la making an Investigation. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY. Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablet*. All druggist* refund the money If It fall* to our*. B. W. Grove'* signature I* on each box. Be. COL. BRYAN MAKES AN ELOQUENT TALK ATTENDS DINNER GIVEN BY T. P, O’CONNOR AT THE NATIONAL LIBERAL CLUB IN LONDON—IS PLEASED WITH VISIT. London. December S.—T. P. O'Connor gave a dinner at the National Liberal club tonight, in honor of William Jen nings Bryan, at which a number of Irish and liberal members of the house of com mons and Reveral representatives of the English and American press were guests. There were no set speeches, but Mu Bryan in a purely Informal but eloquer.f talk, referred to his experiences in Eng land; told how he had profited by his visit, and how he had been Impressed by the way in which the people here de voted themselves to the w-elfare of their country. Mr. Bryan said the ambition and pride of the people of a country should not be in saying “Our army and our navy are the best In the world,” hut In having the best government in the world, and in being able to say that “our govern ment stands for justice and humanity, and is So recognised in all parts of the world.” To that end, Mr. Bryan said, he would devote his life and hoped to bequeath to his children a legacy greitHfr than an accumulation of wealth. BRITONS WARNED. May Soon Feti the Competition of the United States. London, December 3.—Thf> Board of Trade Journal for December prints a warr ing to British manufacturers from Seymour Bell, the British commercial agent in the United States, prophesying an extended invasion of the British mar kets by American firms in the near fu ture. Mr. Bell writes that the decreas in'- uand in the United States for many classes of manufactured goods indicates that American firms will soon be looking abroad for markets in which to dispose of their surplus products at almost any price. Mr. Bell says that while the total Amer ican exports during the past year has de creased 4.6 per cent. American exports to the British possessions have increased 17 per cent, and this, Mr. Bell adds, is a decidedly larger increase than shown In the statements of exports from the United Kingdom. OFFICER SHOOTS YOUNG MAN. It Is Allged That Dudley Pittman Waa Intoxicated. Columbus, Ga., December 4.—Dudley Pittman, a young white nian it Girard, was killed by Policeman A. J. Glddens at 12:30 o'clock in Girard this morning. It is alleged that Pltttnan Was in an intoxicated condition and was advancing upon the officer with a brick and an open knife when the latter, believing his life was In danger, fired upon him five time., three of the shots taking effect. Pitt man died within a few minutes after be ing shot. The officer was arrested and placed ii jail. WILL WELCOME CONVENTION. Woman's Christian Tamperance Unloi Meets in Tuscaloosa. Tuscaloosa. December 3.—(Special.)—At the meeting of the Alabama state conven tion of the Women's Christian Temper ance union, which is to convene in th« Sigma Nu hall this evening at 7:30 o’clock the address of welcome will be dellverM by Mrs. Frank 8 Moody, greetings froB the city by Mayor W. G. Cochrane anf greetings from the pastors by the Rev L. O. Dawson. Remarks will also b< made by President John W. Abercromblt of the university. Charged With Larceny. Sonnle Blakes, a negro, was arrestee yesterday afternoon by Policeman Ni» on a charge of grand larceny. At Is al leged that he robbed another negro ot tlu after breaking Into the house. It seems that the negro who was robbed had loaned Blakes $2 and thnt the latter had put him to bed. I.ater Blakes returned, entered the room and took the remain ing $13. .... -e- ■... President Pardon* Wright. Washington. December 3—The Presi dent has pardoned J. Wright. He was convicted in Arisona of criminal assault and sentenced in 1398 to Imprisonment for life. The trial Judge, the district attor ney and his assistant lately have reported that, in view of recently discovered facta, they are of the opinion that the prlsouar Is not guilty.