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Should you decide to create a trust under your will, a Trust company makes the ideal trustee. It does not die and it is responsible. Birmingham Trust <& 'Savings Co, CAPITAL $500,000.00. SURPLUS $225,000.00. THE WEATHER. Washington, August 14,-Pnrecast for Alabama and Mississippi: Local rains Wednesday; Thursday fair; light souther ly winds. Local Weather Data. Birmingham. August 14, 4 p. m. Maximum temperature .83 Minimum temperature .70 Mean temperature .79 Normal temperature.SO Deficiency of temperature since Jan. 1 .383 Rainfall since 5 p. m. yesterday.12 Rainfall since Jo unary 1...... S3.56 Deficiency of rainfall since Jan. 1.48 AN OFFICER COMING FROM NORTH CAROLINA Claude Hill, Charged With Murder, Will Be Held Here Until Requisi tion Papers Are Secured. Claud Hill alias H. W. Jones, the young white .nan arrested last night by Detec tlva Hamilton charged with murder in Waynesville, N. C., Is still Incarcerated In the city jail waiting for an officer to come for him. A message was received l.y Chief Wler yesterday from the chief of polio® of Waynesville asking that the prisoner be held. The message stated that an officer would come to Birmingham as soon as requisition papers could be eeeurpd. Hill, alias Jones, is alleged to have killed Ralph Wells, the son of a promi nent attorney, in Waynesville two years ago, the quarrel originating over a game of pool. The murder is said to have been committed by the use of a beer bottle with which Hill struck young Wells in the head, killing him Instantly. At the time of his capture Hill was employed by the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company, it being his duty to turn on and off the various lights on electric signs in the city. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Mannie E. Wynn. The many friends of E. Wynn, familiarly known as Mannie, will he pained to learn of Ills death which occurred in this city yesterday afternoon. Although he had •pent the last few years in Florida, there are few young men better known in Birmingham than he. He numbered his friends by the thousands and was well known in the business world. He had suf fered for seven years. Last Christmas he developed tuberculosis of the lungs and had rapidly declined ever since. Besides a wife, to whom he had been married less than a year, he leaves twro brothers, A. S. Wynn of this city and C. R. Wynn of Nottingham, and three sisters, Mrs. S. K. Brogdon and Miss Claud Wynn, of Nottingham, and Mrs. R. L. Thompson of thjs city. The deceased will be burled from his late residence, 1031 North Twen ty-fourth street, this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be In Woodlawn cemetery. Clarence Evelyn Field. Yesterday afternoon ut 1:40 o’clock Clarence Evelyn Field, the young son of Mrs. Virginia A. Field, died at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. ' Haft, 1405 Huntsville avenue, where his mother had taken apartments In the early sum mer. Ho was born in Los Angeles on August 5, 1884, and came to Birmingham When he was 2 years old. Evelyn Field was an exceptionally bright and promising youth until nearly two years ago, when hr was stricken j With the disc iso from uc died. Din ing oil thus time h lm/. born'.1 his suffer- J lag with heroic calm and fortitude in his unselfishness and patience, seeming to care more for the anguish of his devoted mother than for his own. He received his education In the Bir- j mlngham public schools and the Ala bama Polytechnic Institute, afterwards for a few' months holding a position with the First National bank of this city. No young man in the city was possessed of a brighter mind or a more lovable na ture and nor.n gave fairer promise for the future. He was a consistent member of the Episcopal church, and a member of ' the Brotherhood of St. Andrew. The funeral will take place this after- I noon at 2 o'cloc k from the Church of I the Advent, Ihe services to be conducted ' by the Rev. Quincy Ewing. The following members of the Brotherhood of St. An drew' will act as pallbearers: Claud Cot ten, Robert Ewing. Thomas Forbes, Joe V. Coe, S. Harris and Henry Gelsmer. A squad of the Birmingham Rifles, of which Mr. Field was a member, will At tend the services. Mrs. F. H. Currie. Mrs. F. H. Currie, living at 1214 North Twenty-third street, died last night at a late hour after .1 Illness of several months. E. T. Shaw &. Sons, Undertaker*. Green Undertaking Company. THE BANK ATTACHES $18,854.94 THAT SMITH HAD ON DEPOSIT , w—1—WWWt>—■i—in—■—w—n—awwumiinmimmu—mm This Greatly Reduces the Los of Bank from the Theft of Alexander Chisolm HARDING MAKES PUBLIC LETTER WRITTEN SMITH Chisolm Will Not Attempt to Make Bond Until After the Preliminary Hearing Next Monday. % Books In Court. August 14, 1906. P. G. Smith, Esq., City: Dear Sir:—We are advised by our attorney that we have a lawful claim on you for more than the amounts standing on our books to your individ ual credit, Eight Thousand Five Hun dred Sixty and 56-100 ($8,560.56) dol lars, and to the credit of P. G. Smith, Account No. 1, Ten Thousand Two Hundred and Ninety-four and 38-100 ($10,294.38) dollars. We hereby notify you that-we will apply your balances In part payment of your indebtedness to this bank re sulting from your transactions with A, R. Chisolm, and will Institute suit against you for the balance. Yours very truly, W. P. G. HARDING, President. The above letter la the latest and most Interesting development growing out of Alex R. Chisolm’s theft of $100,000 from the First National bank. The letter was sent yesterday to Mr. Smith and It was an indication of the In tention of the bank to fight the matter to the bitter end against P. G. Smith, repre senting Poster & Co., and W. L#. Sims, local manager for Gibert & Clay, the stock exchanges In which Chisolm lost approximately $95,000 of the amount stolen. Something between $96,000 and $96,000 is now the amount known to have been lost by Chisolm in the exchanges. Of tills amout $48,000 went to Foster & Co., and *47,415 went to Gibert & Clay, as In shown by the books of the two com panies, which are In possession of the United States commissioner. Statement of Losses. The two deposits of Smith in the First National bank will lower the loss suffered by the bank to the amount of *18,864.94. In addition to that Ale* Chisolm yester day turned ever to the bank several shares of First National bank stock, which he had bought, amounting to *4000. This will further reduce the loss of the bank. The following shows the latest tabulated condition of the loss of the bank: Stolen . *lU0,U9o,00 Chisolm's bond .*30,000.00 Cash found on Chisolm.. 3,206.00 Bank stock held by Chisolm . 4.000.00 Smith's deposits . 18,864.94 Total .*66,062.94 * 56,062.94 Net loss .* 43,93, .00 Mr. Harding, president of the bank, yesterday afternoon scouted the Idea that the United States Fidelity and Guaranty company would not pay the amount of Chisolm's bond. He said: "There was no need of the company paying the loss by wire. They do not do business in that manner. They inves tigate the matter Just as a fire or life insurance company would do before pay ing a claim. It has to go through the regular channels, but we will be paid beyond a doubt. Wo have complied with all the requirements In tho bond and I am suye It will be paid. "In fact a representative of the com pany called on us this morning and se cured an affidavit to the loss, which has been forwarded to the bonding company. This was the proper method of trans acting the matter. "As my letter to Smith Indicates, we are going to make every effort we can to collect the remainder of the amount taken from the stock exchanges where the money was lost.’ p. a. Smith is still away on his vaca tion and nothing had been heard from him at a late hour yesterday. Efforts aro being made by the United States marshal to locate him and have him placed in cus tody. As soon as he Is found an officer will be sent after him. It is believed by many that Mr. Smith will return volun tarily to Birmingham and surrender him self. It Is not known In which of the several cities he Intended visiting while on this trip he spent yesterday, or where he will be today, but telegrams were sent to a number of places to United States authorities to look out for and apprehend Smith. Chisolm Still In Custody. Alexander R. Chisolm is still in custody. He decided yesterday afternoon after con sultation with hla attorney. Capt. Frank S. White, not to attempt to make bond until after the preliminary hearing, which will be held next Monday. Chisolm was in conference yesterday with friendB and relatives practically all day. He also conferred with his attor ney and had several conferences with Walker Percy, representing the First Na tional bank. Col. Robert Chisolm, father of young Qhtsolm, has'returned home and Is assisting his son in whatever manner he can in his troubles. He spent much of yesterday with his son and was present at the various conferences which wera held. Books in Court. United States Commissioner Watts yes terday ordered the books of Foster & Co. to be produced in court. They were brought to him and all of the transactions of Chisolm with that firm were checked WILL NOT LICENSE EXCHANGES AFTER FIRST OF OCTOBER Alderman Henry Gray will introduce a resolution at the meeting of the Mayor and Alderman tonight condemning stock exchanges and bucket shops and provid ing that no licenses shall be issued to them In Birmingham after October 1. Mr. Gray conferred wrlth several of the aldermen yesterday and they assured him that he had their hearty support in the matter and that they would use all their efforts to have the resolution passed. The indications are that it will he passed unanimously. This is, however, only on? of the in teresting matters that is due to come before the aldermen tonight The mat ter of allowing games In saloons will come up and It is said to be probable that the aldermen will ratify their previous ac tion. At the last meeting an ordinance was passed prohibiting billiard, pool and other games being played in saloons. Since that time pressure has been brought to bear by the saloon Interests In Birming ham to have the ordinance repealed. | The saloon men declare that if the or dinance stands it will materially injure their business. On the other hand Mayor Ward, backed by a number of prominent citizens, contends that by shutting off the games the social feature of saloons will be eliminated. He contends that it will reduce the number of loafers, reduce the number of arrests and prevent quarrels. It is probable that a resolution will be introduced seeking to do away with sa loons, restaurants and negro dives on Twenty-second street from the bridge to Avenue B and on Avenue B 'from Twen tieth street to Twenty-second street. There has been a protest against these saloons and dives, it being claimed that thousands of women and children have to pass by these on the cars every day and that the conditions there -are filthy. The ordinance will provide that no licenses be issued for saloons or restau rants on that street and avenue after Oc tober 1, thus giving the present occupants time to secure other locations. This will also apply on Twenty-first street from the bridge. BARBECUE ENJOYED AT GERMANIA PARK MEMBERS OF CONCORDIA BENE FICIAL SOCIETY FURNISH DAY OF MANY PLEASURES FOR THEMSELVES AND FRIENDS. The Concordia Beneficial society gave a barbecue and picnic at Germania park yesterday. It began at 10 o'clock in the morning and lasted until nearly midnight. The members of the society and their guests enjoyed everything on the pro gramme, from the barbecue at noon, the prize games and sports of every de scription, to the last waltz in the pavilion danced to music furnished by Prof. Harmes* orchestra. Among the features of the day were German songs by German singers under -the direction of Professor Grambs. The most beautiful of thefie was “Mein Wunsch" which, with several other na tional selections, will be rendered by the same chorus on the evening of August 21 at Concordia hall. Owing to threatening weather the after noon attendance was comparatively small, but towards night the' crowd increased until there were several hundred peo ple on the grounds. Games for ladles and children were the first to be played and I to each successful competitor a prize j was awarded. Then followed one-legged races, nigger head throwing and sack races for the men, after which a. general dance was held in the pavilion. The performance of the German sing ers which w'as to have been opened at 9 instead of 8 o'clock as was on the pro gramme. The delay was caused by a tie up of .the electric cars which made them late In getting to the park. Many people on this account, it is said, did not go at all. over. These amounts totaled about $48, C00. The bank approbated $18,854.94 that Smith had In the bank on deposit. This amount the bank will proceed through the courts to attempt to hold. The books of GIbert & Clay were before the commissioner Monday afternoon and the figures were taken from them. In addition to these figures, Chisolm kept a | carefully tabulated statement of his losses ! and of the winnings he made. This the hank officials have in their possession and It will be used In checking over the sums. While a majority of Chisolm's trans actions with both of the firms were losses, still he was lucky on a number of occa sions and hit the right side of the mar ket. But his winnings were small in com parison with the amounts ha lost, and the number of times he won was much smaller than the number of times he lost. Clark Makes Stataement. General Louis V. Clark, local represen tative of the United States Fidelity and Guarantee company of Baltimore, the company which bonded Alexander R. Chisolm to the amount of 130,000 was in Blount Springs last night and when com municated with by telephone concerning the matter of the payment of the amount of the bond made the following state ment: "I wish to say through The Age-Herald that an afternoon paper of today placed my company in a false light when It asked: 'Will the United States Fidelity and Guaranty company of Baltimore, the company which had bonded Alexander It. Chisolm, formerly paying teller of the First National bank, for $30,000, resist the payment of the bond?’ This question was followed by an implied interview as to running down an alleged rumor that the company would not pay the amount of the bond, and stated that they called upon a representative of the bonding com pany. "I was In my office today from 9 o’clock until the paper w'ent to press and at no time was I either seen or communicated with by a representative of the paper. I am the only representative of the com pany in Birmingham. I trust its manage ment will correct its statements on the matter; otherwise our company Is done a great injustice. I do not believe that President Harding was guilty of the Im prudent statement which was credited to him by the paper, to the effect that if the company wrould not pay that the "bank would enter suit to recover the amount. I do not believe it for the reason that the bank has not yet even presented a claim on the company. Mr. Harding knows that when he does make the claim it will have prompt consideration and whatever amount Is due will be paid. "It goes without saying that no financial institution will pay out $30,000 until a ! showing had been made that such amount j la due." CORONER’S JURY INVESTIGATING CRIME LOOKS INTO KILLING OF CHARLES MINTILLO—WILL BOYD IS RE MANDED TO JAIL—FUNERAL SERVICES YESTERDAY. I Owing to the fact that several witnesses w ho had been summoned to appear yes terday morning before the coroner’s jury lu the investigation of the murder of Charles Mintlllo, did not appear, the sit ting was continued until Saturday morn ing at 10 o'clock. Boyd, the negro who is under arrest charged with the crime, was remanded to the county Jail by order of Coroner Paris. Tho jury before which testimony was taken yesterday morning consisted of J. B. Marshall, W. S. Russell, J. H. Now man, D. A. McGhee, Lee White, R. W. Coleman. The session began about 0 o’clock and lasted until 1. Four witnesses wore examined and Wi'ro quite contradictory in their statements. A strong bit of testimony for the negro was given by the proprietor of Montgom ery's saloon, where Boyd was arrested. He stated that Boyd was at the saloon about 8:30 on the morning of the murder, and it is claimed that the crime was com mittted about that time. However, G. W. Staples, a traveling man for the Forbes Piano company, who wfas one of the first to reach the scene of the crime, testified that he was almost positive that Boyd was the negro whom 'he had seen standing over the body of Mintlllo when he first arrived. Coroner Paris stated yesterday after noon that he was confident that Boyd was implicated in the murder, but thought I that there was another negro concerned \ Jn it also and announced his determination to continue probing the matter until lie had gotten all the facts in the case and could place the responsibility positively. Boyd was arrested Monday afternoon by | Officer Elledfe, charged with murdering Charles Mintlllo that morning near Duck Pond, on the Ensley-BIrminghatn road. At the time of his capture he had on a blood-stained shirt and could give no con nected account of his whereabouts at the t'me of the crime. Efforts are being made to prove that Boyd is the same man who was standing in the wagon over Mintlllo’s i body when Staples arrived on the scene. | Mintillo's body was carried to Its last I resting place in Oak Hill cemetery yes j terday afternoon shortly after 4 o’clock, i being followed to the grave by a large 1 number of his fellow countrymen. Funeral j services were held at the house of the < deceased’s sister at 415 South Twenty-fifth j I street, and were conducted by the nieni l hers of the Humberto and Princess Sa I voy societies. At the conclusion of the services the | funeral cortege, headed by Memoli's band, proceeded from the house to the cemetery, and the body was lowered into tho grave after exercises by the two so cieties, both of which were present in full uniform to perform the last sad rites. No clergyman was present. RAILWAY TELEGRAPHERS. Case of Brotherhood Vs. L. & N. to Be Heard Today. The caso of the Brotherhood of Rail way Telegraphers against certain officials of the Louisville and Nashville railroad will come up for a hearing before United States Commissioner Watts this morning. It promises to be an exceedingly Inter esting case, as the telegraphers allege that the trade-i union taw has been vio lated by the Louisville and Nashville railroad officials. The action was brought by Lee A. Tan ouary, an official of the telegraphers who Is In Birmingham. Four officials of the Louisville and Nashville. Including chief dispatchers and the assistant super intendent, are summoned as defendants In the ©AS©* It Is alleged that discrimination was shown by the chief operators In dis charging certain telegraph operators on the Louisville and Nashville because they were members of the union. D* PRICE'S WHEAT FLAKE CELERY FOOD is a perfect food, as it contains the most essential elements to sup ply energy for the performance of the various body functions. Its daily use tends to strengthen and regulate the bowels. 10 10 cents a package For sale by all Grocers GEORGIA LAW KILLS THE BUCKET SHOPS Text of Recent Bill Passed in Neighboring State IS OF SUPREME INTEREST N. L. Miller Proposes to Introduce a Similar Sill at the Next Session of the Legislature, to Which He Will Probably Be Elected. The recent bank defalcation In Birming ham resultant from bucket shop specula tion has caused widespread feeling In favor of driving the bucket shops from the state. Mr. N. I,. Miller, who will probably be Jefferson county's next senator, proposes to push through such a measure, and he seems lo be backed by all the other candi dates for legislative honors, and endorsed by 99 per cent of the people of this com munity. The Georgia legislature has recently adopted such a law. As it Is of supreme Interest at the pres ent time The Age-JIertild presents the Georgia law in full. The Georgia Law. It la as follows; A bill to be entitled on act to prohibit contracts and agreements for the sale and future delivery of cotton, grain, pro vision^ and other commodities, storks, bonds, and other securities upon mar gin, commonly known as dealing in fu tures; to declare such transactions un lawful and to constitute a misdemeanor on the part of any person, association of persons or corporation participating there in, whether directly or Indirectly; to pro hibit any person from establishing, main taining or operating an office or place of business where such transactions are curried on; to define what shall consti tute prima facie evidence of guilt; to com pel all persons participating in such trans actions to testify concerning their con nection therewith; to provide that no discovery made by any witness which would tend to subject him to conviction or punishment under this act shall be used against such witness In any penal or criminal proceedings, and that he shall be altogether pardoned therefor; to pro vide that regular commercial exchange and other bona fide trade organizations may post quotations of market prices; and for other purposes. Section 1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of the state of Georgia, and It is 'hereby enacted by authority of the same, that from and after the passage of . this act It shall be unlawful for any per- | son, association of persons or corpora- j tion, either as principal or agent, to es tablish, maintain or operate an office or other place of business in this state for' I the purpose of carrying on or engaging in the business forbidden by this act, I commonly called dealing in futures on margin; and any person violating the pro- . visions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeasor. Section 2. Be it further enacted, That every contract or agreement, whether or not corporation shall agree to buy or sell i and deliver, or sell with an agreement to deliver any wheat, cotton, corn or other commodity, stork, bond or other security to any other person or corporation, when in fact it Is not in good faith intended by the parties that an actual “delivery of the article or thing shall be made, is hereby declared to be unlawful, whether made or to be performed wholly within I this state, or partly within and partly ! with out this state; It being the intent of this act to prohibit any and all contracts and agreements for ttie purchase or sale and delivery of any commodity or other thing of value on margin, commonly called dealing In futures, when the in- ; tentton or understanding of the parties j is to receive or pay the difference he- j tween the agreed price and the market j price at the time of settlement; pro- j vided that nothing herein contained shall t be construed to apply to transactions by ; mail or wire between persons in tills state j and persons outside this state, where the i person outside this state Is not repre- : sented in this state by any broker, agent or attorney In said transaction. Section 3. Be it further enacted. That every person who shall become a party to any such contract or agreement as Is by this act made unlawful, and every person who shall, as agent, directly or in directly, participate In making or fur thering or effectuating the same, and every agent or officer of any corporation who shall In any way knowingly aid in making or furthering any such contract or agreement, shall he deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. Section 4. Be It further enacted, That no person shall be excused on any prose cution under this act from testifying touching anything done by himself and others, contrary to the provisions of this act, but any discovery made by a wit ness upon such examination, Hhall not be used against him In any penal or criminal prosecution, and ho shall he altogether pardoned of the offense so done or partic ipated in by him. See. 5. Be it further enacted. That in all prosecutions under this act, proof that a defendant was a party to a contract, as agent or principal, to buy or sell and deliver any article, thing or property, specified or named in this act, or that he was the agent, directly or indirectly, of any party In making, furthering or ef fectuating the same, or that lie was the agent or officer of any corporation or as sociation of persons In making, furthering or effectuating the same, and that the article, thing or property agreed to l;e sold and delivered was not actually de livered, and that settlement was inude or agreed to be made upon a difference In value of the said article, thing or property shall constitute against such defendant prima facie evidence of guilt of the of fenses prohibited in sections 2 and 3 of this act. Bee. 6. Be it further enacted. That proof j that anything of value agreed to be sold , and delivered was not actually delivered | and that one of the parties to such agree ment deposited or secured or agreed to deposit or secure, what are commonly called "margins,” fhall constitute prnna facie evidence of a contract declared un lawful by the terms of this act. Sec. 7. Be It further enacted, That any person, association of persons or corpor ation, cither as principal or agent, lias established an office or place where aro posted or published from Information re ceived the fluctuating prices of cotton, grain, provisions, stocks or either of them, shall constitute prima facie evidence of guilt of the offenses prohibited in section 1 of this act. Sec. 8. Be It further enacted, That this act shall not be so construed as to pre vent or to render unlawful the posting or publishing of market quotations or prices of commodities, stocks, bonds and securi ties by any regularly organized commer cial exchange, or other bona fide trade or ganization where no purchase or sale for future delivery on margin Is permitted, and further that no person or corporation committing any of the acts or things pro hibited shall be allowed In defense thereof to plead the payment of any license or tax to the state or to any county or mu nicipality thereof; nor shall the payment of any license or other tax In any wise operate to relieve such offender from the penalties Imposed by this act. The pro ‘ The FrugaJ One Has Money Coining, Bui From the Wasteful its Always Going” The frugal man is no niore than the former wasteful man who has determined to save. Give us your account. Office hour* from S a. m. to 5 p. m, •very day. TiiiniUTHnnTsiiHnn 2003 FIRST AVENUE. Birmingham. Th« bank Is •pin k S: SO f. m Saturdays, Officer*—-J. B. Cobb*. President! II. II. Mayberry, VIre-President; Charles M. Spencer. Treasurer! C. G. Davidson, Secretory nnd Auditor. Dlreetors—J. 11. Cobbs. II. F. florien, C. O. Simpson, J. II. Robinson, K. D, Smith, H. H. Muyberry, Louis fielders, C. II. Speneer, Moses Levy, J. W. Donnelly, Horry Jones, .1. lleeeher Adams, T. H. Aldrich, ,lr„ F. B. Yielding, Bertram Ja cobs, J. O. ft bitfield. H. C. Abbott. AV. I.. Murdoch, A. W. Nelson, Charles A. Stillman, E. G. Cole, Sibley P. King, of Birmingham | C. O. Burns of New York. ———W———IBIlimi III! ■■■■IMIllfMII dim II ■! I MfMI IIBMII— lull i ■ Mil visions of this ^ct shall *o into effect on and after January 1, 1907. 8ec. 9. Be it further enacted. That nil law, and parts of laws in conflict with this act be, and the same are hereby re pealed. salvation’army WILL CONVENE HERE Adjutant Widgery Comes to Plan for Convention to Be Held Here In September—Many Expected. Albert A. Widgery, adjutant of the Sal vation Army, arrived here yesterday, and has already held two very successful meetings, one in the hall of the army on Second avenue and the other In the open air. The announced objoct of Adjutant Wld gery's visit is the discussion of plans for the convention of the army which will be held here in the last days of Sep tember, It Is expected that large delega tions will he present from the princi pal southern cities, and several men of national prominence have accepted Invi tations to he on hand and make speehes. At this convention, there will be full discussions as to the work of the Sal vation Army, and plans will be proposed whereby Is already large scope of woilt can he extended. CITY ITEMS’ High Feast Day—Today will be ob served in the Catholic church through out the world as the Feast of the As sumption. At St. Paul's in this city there will he four masses, tho last at 9 o’clock. Police Commission—Owing to lack of a quorum the meeting of the police commission which wa-< to have been held last night in the office of the chief of police was postponed until next Monday night. The only members of the commission present were Chair man Donoho and Cotrmissioners Par ker and Brown. Barbecue Today—The annual bar becue for the benefit of the East Lake Orphanage will take place at Smith’s park today. There will be all kinds of field sports and there will be dancing from early In the afternoon until 11 p. m. Thousands of tickets have been sold and a great crowd will attend the barbecue. AMUSEMENTS. East Lake Casino. Birmingham is becoming more and more educated up to vaudeville and the bill that is being put on at the East Lake Casino is pleasing from start to finish. The feature of the bill, of course, is the comedy pketch of Early and Late, in which the baby is Introduced. The wrest lers. too. attract much attention, the Jiu-jitsu demonstrations being novel and interesting. Bob All, the Turkish wrestler, who holds a good portion In his class, also gives a fine exhibition. Pearl Late sings some fine illustrated songs. Rogers and Clifton give a mystefylng act in “The Great Indian Trunk Mys tery." The Rinaldos are clever in Juggling, bal ancing and hoop rolling. Several changes will be made in the programme on Thursday evening. CAPTURE CAR ROBBER. Hobo Arrested as He Alights From Seaboard Freight Train. Officer Parker arrested a white man yesterday afternoon charged with break ing into and robbing several cars on a Seaboard freight train. The police here were notified that Die man was on a certain train and the oft*- j cer went out to the yards and met the j trnin as it arrived. The man was taken i Into custody without any trouble and a I number of articles said to have been ! stolen were recovered. It seems that the man's plan was to I hobo his way and break Into the cars I while the train was in progress, extract- | ing whatever articles he could saft ly j carry off. UNION MINERS NOW HOLD CONVENTION Sessions Are Held Behind Closed Doors WILL MEET AGAIN TODAY Official Call of President Flynn Issued August 4—Object of Convention Is to Discuss the Strike Situation. About 140 delegates representing the various locals In District No. 20. United Mine Workers of America, are bolding a special convention In this city. The convention which was ordered by President Ed Flynn some time ago, was called to order yesterday at 11 o’clock by the president and after organisation ad journed to 9 o'clock this morning. All the sessions are being held behind closed doors and none of the officers or dele gates will discuss the proceedings. The call for tho convention stages that the object of the meeting Is to consider the strike situation In the state, and though tho officers are silent on the sub ject it is tho general opinion that the strike will be called off. All the locals In the district are repre sented in the convention which is being held In Udders’ hall at the corner of Twentieth street and Fourth avenue. A number of members of the union not delegates to the convention are In ths I city hut are not admitted to the hall. ; They are awaiting the result of the con ference wdth apparent great interest. The Call. Following Is the call issued by President ' Flynn August 4 for the convention now in i session: | Fall for Special Convention District 20, United Mine Workers of America. Birmingham, Ala., August 4, 1900. To the Officers and Members of Local Unions in District No. 20, United Mine Workers of America, Greeting: At a meeting of tlie district executive board, held In this city today, August 4. ttie district secretary-treasurer was In structed to issue a call for a special con vention to bo held In this city on Tuesday, August 14, 19(H), for the purpose of con sidering the strike situation In this state. Pursuant to those Instructions you are hereby notified that a special convention of District No. 20, United Mine Workers of America will be held in Gelder’s hall, corner Fourth avenue and Twentieth street, Birmingham, Ala., commencing at 11 o'clock a. m., Tuesday. August 14, 1906. for the purpose of considering the strike situation in this district. You are hereby Instructed to elect dele gates to attend the said special conven tion. Delegates to bring their credentials with them, under seal, and signature of local officers. The basis qf representation, as provided for in Article 4 and section 2 of the dis trict constitution, Is as follows: flection 2. Representatives to the dis trict convention shall have one vote fbt* fifty members or less; an additional vote for each fifty members, or majority frac tional part thereof; and no representative shall have more than five votes. Delegates to the convention repre senting local unions that are on strike, will be paid $1.50 per day, railroad faro and hole! bills by the district organiza tion. Hotel bill not to exceed $1.25 per day. I^oral unions on strike must not send more delegates than are required to cast the full vote of the local union. This vote will be in accordance with the number of members last reported, on strike, to this office. July 10, 1900. Mixed locals having five (5) votes or less, such local unions may send on® white and one colored delegate. ED FLYNN. President. J. L. CLEMO, Secretary-Treasurer District 20, U. M. W. of A. Signs. The most difficult work solicited. Hermi tage, of course.