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COLLINS’ l/CCP COLLINS’
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.”
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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.
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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.

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