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the combined opinion of the most
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2018 Second Avenue. Birmingham. Ala.
J, H. Holcombe, Manager.
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Spring term opens February 1st, with few
vacancies in dormitories and classes.
Music festival and art exhibit in April.
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University, January 24_(Special.)—A
few days ago a telegram was received
from President Francis P. Venable of the
University of North Carolina accepting
the Invitation extended him to deliver
the celebration oration at the coming
commencement. His acceptance aliHWt
completes the plans of the programme
committee, which has given out the fol
lowing as a programme for the approach
Sunday, May 27, 11 a. m.—Commence
ment sermon, W. H. P. Faunce, D. D.,
president of Brown University, Provi
dence, R. I.
Monday. May 28, 10 a. m.—Welcome ad
dress for the state. Gov. William I), Jelks,
Montgomery, Ala.; for the university.
President John W. Abercrombie, Univer
sity; for the Society of the Alumni, Presi
dent W. Hill Ferguson, Birmingham, Ala.
11 a. m.—Greetings by representatives of
other institutions. 4 p. m.—Baseball game.
8 to 11 p. in., president's reception.
Tuesday, May 29, 9 to 11 a. tu.—Busi
ness meeting of the Society of the Alumni.
11 a. m.—Oration before the Society of
the Alumni. 1 p. m.—Alumni banquet,
4 p. m,—Baseball game. 8 to 10 p. nu—De
bate by Alumni representatives of the
Erosophlc and Philomathic societies. 10
p. m.—Class reunions.
Wednesday, May 30, 10 a., m.—Academic
procession. 10:15 a. m.—Orations by mem
bers of the Senior Class. 11 a. m.—Cele
bration oration, by F. P. Venable, Ph. D..
LL. D„ president University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. 12 m.—Con
ferring of Degrees, by the president of
the university. 4 p. in.—Baseball game.
9 p. m.—University reception.
The Erosophio Literary society. In or
der to stimulate interest in oratory, has
recently decided to offer a gold medal
of $10 value to the one of Its members
delivering the best oration at a contest
which the society will hold some time in
the near future. The contestants, who
must be bona fide members of the Eroso
phlc, will be limited to ten minutes in
More than usual interest is being man
ifested in the approaching game of foot
ball between the freshmen and sopho
mores, which is schedule! to take place
on the 3rd of February. Both teams are
hard at work under their respective
coaches, Ianier and Burks, and each ag
gregation is rounding Into good shape.
From all Indications the teams seem about
The young ladles of the university will
give an entertainment in Clark hall Fri
day night for the benefit of the Young
Women's Christian association. It will be
in the form of an "Old Maids' Conven
tion," and It promises to be highly enter
taining, from the many dashes of local
color which are said to abound in the
RECORD OF COURTS
A verdict of not guilty was returned by
the jury In the first division of the crim
inal court yesterday In the case of Mat
tie Pitts and Queenle Boswell, negro wom
en, charged with holding up and robbing
a white man.
The women were defended by Attorney
Hugh C. Crane, Charles Weaver and D.
B. Anderson, The man who made the
original charge against the women was
the principal witness for the prosecution,
and a large number of witnesses were
Introduced by the defense for the purpose
of proving alibis for the women.
The matter was argued and went to the
Jury about S o’clock, and the verdict was
brought Into the court about 5 o’clock,
the women being found guiltless.
The case of W. A. Stonecypher, indicted
for criminal assault, was taken up in the I
criminal court after the case of the negro
women had been given to the jury. Some
time was lost In getting a Jury, It being
almost the hour of adjournment before
any headway had been made in that direc
Stonecypher's case Is of unusual Inter
est to the deputy sheriffs of Jefferson
county. It was stated yesterday that* af
ter the charge on which he Is being tried
was made against him some months ago.
several deputies started to search for
him. They succeeded In locating him In
dense woods In the northern part of tho
county, but he evaded them and entered
the mountains of St. Clair county.
Chief Deputy Sheriff Stradford and Dep
uty James Mullin followed him Into St.
! Clair county, continuing on the trail
,mgh a heavy downpour of rain all of
day and night. They lost him, liow
. ., r, and returned to Birmingham. Mul
lin caught cold in the rain. It developed
Into a more serious malady and he died
as a result. Stonecypher was caught
asleep In a cave soifie time later, and has
been In the county Jail awaiting trial
A large number of misdemeanor eases
were tried In the second division of the
criminal court yesterday. The cases on
the docket in that division for today are
A. W. Smith, assault and battery: Henry
Wilson, assault and battery; B. F. Tur
ner. assault and battery; Mary Pressley,
assault and Wittery with a weapon; Pearl
Jones, assault and battery with a weapon;
Lee Byars, assault and battery; Charles
Doland, abustve language; Tom Dolan,
abusive language; John H. Hollis, assault
and battery; Morgan Kerr, assault and
battery with a weapon.
The cases on the docket In the first
division of the criminal court, which
may bo called for trial today, are as
Will Twitty, murder; Houston Hawkins,
robbery, and Henry Jones, murder.
The clerks In the criminal court have ,
been flooded with work the past three,
weeks, owing to the mass of business
handled by the court. For some days past
they have been working overtime In an
effort to catch up before tile report of
the grand Jury brings In a fresh ana
heavy batch of work. Last night all the
attaches of the office were at work tor
several hours after supper, and It is prob
able this extra work will be necessary
for several days to come.
The following business was transacted
In the olty court yesterday, in the sec
ond division, before Judge Ferguson:
C. Clark vs. Henry Baker, Judgment
of the lower court quashed.
Phoenix Carriage company vs. T. M.
Hart, dismissed for want of prosecu
Powers, Little & Co. vs. the Southern
Railway company, Judgment for the
plaintiff In the sum of $37.60.
C. L. Drake vs. E. C. Bondurant, set
tled amicably, and dismissed.
Leo Ackerman vs. the Birmingham
Water Works company, non-suit taken by
Harry Bolinsky & Co. vs. Phoenix Auc
tion company, Judgment for the defend
Luther C. Tumlin vs. the Louisville and
Nashville Railroad company. Judgment
by consent for $200.
A. B. Vandergrift & Co. V, the Ala
bama Creat Southern Railroad company,
Judgment for the defendant.
In the first division of the city court
before Judge Senn the damage milt of
W. H. bandrop vs. the Bessemer Trust
and Banking company ta on trial. It will
doubtless be concluded today.
The following cases are on the docket
for today in the first division of the
city court, there being no docket for
the second division:
James H. Phelps pro ami vs. the Bir
mingham Loan company et al: William t„
Aliller vs. R. I,. Bean; Mrs. E. C. Brown
vs. the Birmingham Railway, bight and
Power company; Charles N. Pritchard vs.
The following new suits were tiled in
the city court yesterday afternoon:
Elizabeth Brooks vs. the Birmingham
Railway, bight and Power company, dam
ages to the extent of $10,000. on the alle
gation that plaintiff was forcibly thrown
to the ground and painfully and severely
Injured while trying to alight from one
of the oars of the defendant company
November 6. 1906.
Albert Wheeler rs. the Tutwller Coal,
Coke and Iron company. The platntlu
sues for damages to the extent of $1999.
alleging that on and about January "4.
1906, he owned certain lands In this coun
ty, and that several creeks or other
streams of good pure water traversed
these lands. He alleges In his petition
that the defendant company, through Its
agents, servants or employes, caused rock,
pieces of ore and stone, coal dust, and
stagnant water and other polluting matter
to be thrown Into the creeks and streams,
causing the water to be polluted and
otherwise rendered unpure.
Prank C. Powell vs. the Birmingham
Water Work company, damages to the
extent of $6000. The petition alleges that
the plaintiff contracted with defendant
company for a supply of water, and paid
for the service for one quarter In ad
vance, that the service was begun, but
that the defendant company suddenly
and without cause, shut off the supply,
causing trouble and annoyance to the
plaintiff, wherefore he prays for damages
In the sum mentioned.
Angelo Brusa, pro ami, buigla Brusa vs.
the Little Cahaba Coal company, damages
to the extent of $19,000. Lulgia Brusa,
mother of Angelo Brusa, also sues the
same defendant, praying for $2000 dam
ages. The suits are grounded on the
same basts, the allegations being to the
effect that Angela Brusa. a minor, was
employed by the defendant, was directed
to do a dangerous piece of work, and that
he whs badly hurt and shocked by being
struck by a heavy piece of rock or ore
or coal which fell from the roof of a
mine, near Piper, in Bibb county.
A decree was handed down yesterday by
Chancellor Benners, In the chancery court,
fn the case of William M. Walker, ad
ministrator, vs. Virginia T. Walker. The
decree authorizes t'he sale of certain real
estate in Birmingham.
S. H. Bush yesterday entered suit in
the chancery court against the Mayor
and Aldermen of Birmingham, in an effort
to enjoin the city from selling certain
real estate for the payment of assess
ments made for street improvements.
The following business was transacted
yesterday in the circuit court:
James Murry vs. the Kansas City, Mem
phis and Birmingham Railroad company,
dismissed for want of prosecution on the
part of the plaintiff.
W. R. Formby vs. the W'estern Union
Telegraph company, dismissed for want
of prosecution, owing to the absence of
John Qlover vs. the Birmingham Rail
way, Light and Power company, Judg
ment for the defendant.
Robertson Grocery company vs. Alpha
K. Banks, judgment for the defendant.
Suit for $10,000 damages was entered in
the circuit court yesterday by the Bir
mingham Lot company against J. H.
Dean. The plaintiff alleges a breach of
The following cases are on the docket
_of the circuit court <f0r today:
Board of Trustees of the University of
Alabamd vs. M. M. Nichols.
Francis K. Hinton, administratrix, vs.
the Birmingham Railway, Light and
Dolly Moore vs. the Birmingham Rail
way, Light and Power company.
Frank Washington vs. W. H. Graham.
J. P. Lantznester vs. the Alabama Na
Papers were filed in the probate court
yesterday giving notice of a change of
name of the John V. Coe Llimber com
pany. The company will In future be
known as the Birmingham Lumber and
Coal company. Several amendments to
the charter were also made.
Licenses to marry were Issued yester
day at the probate court to the following
R. B. Watts and Miss Lila Reed McCor
mack; Alfred Earl Williams and Miss
Marion Reba Jones; D. P. Harbin and
Miss Tula Webb; J. R. Little and Miss
Kllen Graham; Peter Smith and Miss
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ELECTION WILL BE
Warm Contest Expected Over
City Clerk’s Place
ELECTION IN FEBRUARY
Committees Will Probably Meet To
morrow Night to Hear Complaints
of Corporations Against ,
Enslej’, January 24.—(Special.)—As the |
time approaches for the election of city I
officials by the Mayor and City Council |
Interest grows In the probablo result In j
several of the offices. ,
The officers In every department of the ,
city government will bo elected for the •
present year at the last meeting of the
council In February, and It is expected
that several lively contests will develop
before the time of the election. t
One of the mosst Important contests will |
probably be for the office of city clerk.
C, B. Pennington, who was elected to
this position a year ago, resigned last fall
to accept a position with the Pratt Con
solidated Coal company at Mineral
Springs and A. E. Arnold was elected to
fill the unexplred term. Mr. Arnold has
made himself very popular with the city
officials and the people generally and It
Is understood that he will be In the race
for re-election. It Is also understood that
he will be opposed by at least one other
candidate and It is expected that the race
will be very Interesting.
It is also understood that Dr. Robins
will have one or two opponents In the
race for re-election as city physician.
As Chief of Police D. F. Sugg was nom
inated In the primary for his position he
will very likely be replaced at the head
of the police department.
While no announcements have been
made for the other places It 1s thought
very probable that several other contests
will develop before the time for the elec
Committee to Meet,
The miscellaneous and judiciary commit
tees of the city council will probably meet
in joint session at the city hall next
Friday night for the purpose of hearing
and considering complaints of corpora
tions against the increase in the license
taxes made In the 19U6 schedule.
These complaints were referred to these
committees at the last meeting of the
city council. It was the Intention of the
chairmen of the committees to call the
meeting earlier in the week but on ac
count of the Inability of some of the per
sons Interested to attend, the calling of
the meeting has been delayed. tV idle
the call has not yet been made definitely
It is understood that the session will prob
ably be held Friday night.
The corporations Whose complaints will
be considered are the Birmingham Hall
way, Eight and Power company, the two
telephone companies, the Birmingham
Water Works company and the Standard
Homer M. Kintz, assistant superintend
ent of the postuflice department at Wash
ington, was in the city yesterday and
made a personal inspection of the new
postoffice building as to its needs in the
way of lock boxes and other fixtures.
Mr. Kintz expressed himself as well
pleased with the progress that Is being
made In the showing of tile local office
and complimented Postmaster Clayton on
the new building soon to be occupied.
The walls of the new building have
been completed and the finishing work
will be pushed to an early completion.
It Is the Intention of the contractors to
have the building completed and ready
for occupancy early in February.
Notes and Personals.
Mr and Mrs. Joseph Durfee have gone
to Cleveland and Buffalo, where they will
spend several days with friends and
relatives. Before coming to Ensley two
or three months ago Mr. Durfee was en
gaged in tlie manufacture of steel at
A literary society has been organized
at Osceola. The organization was per
fected last Friday night at a meeting held
with Mrs. Lynch at Rising. The society
will meet every Friday night anil in
teresting programmes will be arranged
fur earn meeting.
On tlit iirst and third Tuesday of
each month, the LOUISVILLE AND
NASHVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY
will sell round trip tickets to the West
ai. EXTREMELY LOW RATES, lim
ited 2t days from date of sale, with
LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE
RAILROAD COMPANY will sell tick
ets to New Orleans, obile and Pensa
cola at rate of one fare plus 25 cents
for the round trip on February 21st to
26th, 1906, Inclusive, limited to March !
3rd 1906, and upon payment of a fee
of 60 cents tickets may be extended
to March 17th, 1906.
CHEAP RATES TO CALIFORNIA. ;
Th« Louisville and Nashville Railroad
company will sell one way second-class j
colonist tickets to California common i
points from February 15 to April 7, 3905.
Inclusive, at rate of $34.50. This rate will
also apply to certain points in Arizona.
Colorado, New Mexico. Nevada, Utah.
W yoming and Texas.
For further Information, apply to
P. SID JONES,
District Passenger Agent.
R. G. PIERCE,
Traveling Passenger Agent.
C. L. WOLF,
City Passenger Agent.
Phone 825. Blrmlnflham, Ala,
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With resources of over a
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offers to its customers
every facility consistent
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MANY PERSONS keep their money in this bank, that
they may have it within ready reach when needed for
daily use; some keep it her* awaiting opportunities for
investment; others, to avoid the risk and annoyance of
loaning, keep their money here as a permanent invest
It will be seen that we accommodate all classes.
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4 TRAINS DAILY, BIRMINGHAM TO ATLANTA.
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2 TRAINS DAILY, BIRMINGHAM TO WASHINGTON. BALTI
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(Leave 6:35 a. m. and 6:50 p. m.)
ELEGANT PULLMAN SLEEPING CARS
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Dates of sale from Birmingham, Feb. 6th and 20th.
Round Trips. One Way Rates.
Ft. Worth, Tex. 15.70. 12.50
Houston, Tex. 15.00. 12.00
Galveston, Tex. 16.10. 12.75
San Antonia, Tex. 18.65. 14.45
Oklahoma City, O. T. 16.70. 13.15
Guthrie, O. T. 17.05. 13.55
Shawnee, O. T. 16.15. 12.55
Muskogee, 1. T. 15.00. 11.35
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