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WALTER D. SEED
Well Filled House Hears Second Speech of Guber natorial Campaign Cordova, June 2.—(Special.)—Lieutenant Governor Seed spoke here tonight in the interest of his candidacy in the guberna torial campaign. Despite the fact that the contest has just opened and the pri mary is so far distant, Mr. Seed spoke to a comfortably filled house. After being introduced by Dr. J. M. Miller, Mr. Seed reviewed at length the Comer administration of 1907-11 and touch ing railroad rates he stated that Ala bama was being charged higher freight and passenger rates today than Geor gia. even by the same railroads operat ing in both states, because of the bulldog. Kilkenny cat methods used in the spec tacular fight between Mr. Comer and the railroads. As a rate reducer, therefore, he rea soned, the Comer administration was a dismal failure. He believed much more could be accomplished by co-operation be tween roads and state with recourse to courts in case the railroads* position be came unjust. He spoke of acts passed by the Comer legislature being responsi ble for the Lacy Incident. Seed stated he stood unalterably opposed to any further increase in taxes In Alabama either di rect or indirect as well as being opposed to any Increase in salaries or creation of new offices without retiring a great number of useless offices that now bur den the people. He outlined his position on prohibition, stating that he believed state-wide prohibition would be best for the state at once, since dry counties ad joining wet ones were being overrun with liquor from wet counties and that con stitutional prohibition should come at a time when the people were ready for it and not simply as an avenue for one man to the Senate as appeared to be the case before. Mr. Seed likened the statement of Mr. Comer on the prohibition question to a ctawfish, something that would go both ways as Comer had declared he would stand for “temperance” if prohibition be came an issue in the campaign. He stated that one of the first things he would do if elected would be to secure better appropriations for the distribution of farming literature and demonstration work, which he believed would soon add 12,260,000 dollars to product of Alabama farms. AUSTRALIAN TENNIS TEAM SELECTED New York, Juno 2.—It appeared evi dent today that the Australian tennis team that will play in the Davis cup matches likely would he reduced to S. N. Doust and Horace Rice. A. B. Jones, ' the third member, still is 111 and was unable again today to get out for prac tice. Doust said Jones might not play. After some practice singles, Doust ami Rice this afternoon pnlred against G. F. Touchard and W. M. Washburn, the young Harvard player, and easily had the better of the Americans. It was announced today that final nominations for places In the matches will he made Thursday. The first of tin singles contests will begin at 2 wclock next Friday, and the doubles will be played Saturday. Yhe two re maining singles matches next Monday will complete the series In this country. AMUSEMENTS At the Majestic Those familiar melodies of Gilbert and Sullivan's famous comic opera, *'H. M. S. Pinafore/’ floated across the Majestic footlights (a three large and enthusiast^ audiences yesterday, sung by children Smoothest, /Q <p Softest T alcum Powdei box Made i AMERICAN LAUNDRY Member L. N. A. of A. 1720 and 1722 2d Ave. Men, Keep Cool—Wear Wash Suits — Launder Here - \ —The AMERICAN special ize* on men’s washable summer suits. —Launders crisp and clean and presses perfectly — sends them home Just like the tailor did. —And the AMERICAN does not fade nor shrink. —Wear a cool suit. Re member the AMERICAN. 071 K WE HAVE 071 £? O i ID 2 PHONES O I lb THE GOOD FAMILY LAUNDRY ' ■ ' ■ ■ ■■ - I University of Alabama School of Medicine Mobile, Ala. Summer courses for undergraduate and practitioners of medicine are of fered In laboratory and practical branuhes, beginning June 2 and con tinuing 8 full weeks. Applicants should Immediately communicate with the Dean, stating character of courses de sired. CADET COMMISSIONED OFFICERS AT. THE ALABAMA POLYTECHNIC Col. Benjamin S. Patrick, Commandant, and the Cadet Commissione d Officers of Alabama Polytechnic Institute none of whom is over 1G years of age— and It was a welcome change from the Tango dance and the Dallas dip. That it will prove to be the tabloid event of the season was evidenced by the reception accorded the company and the produc tion. In completeness of detail, scenery and costuming, in the thoroughness with which the opera's tuneful gems are em phasized the production ranks with the best ever offered here. It Is no surprise that audiences all over the south have packed the theatres to see the Juvenile Opera company In “Pinafore Kiddies," and enjoyed it Immensely. Master Nelson as Sir Joseph Porter is easily the leader of the band. He is one of the most capable of the diminutive players seen here in a long time, and is perfectly at home in a very important part. In addition to singing several songs in the opera he is featured in a specialty between the acts in which he scored heavily. Ills- songs show ability as well as a clear, masterful voice for a young man of ids age. Jerome Tobin's fine tenor voice was used to advantage in several numbers, lie being the Ralph Rackstraw of “Pinafore," able seaman, and he was particularly fine in the fa mous song "Farewell My Own," Edward Lambert proved to be one of the most popular members of the cast, both as Dick Deadeye, In which he sings several songs, and In the specialty between acts with Miss Florence I’erret, who also sings well. Mr. I^ambert is a genuine comedian, Miss Hazel Rice, as Josephine, sings well and dances gracefully and Miss Gladys Smoth makes a pretty and talented But tercup. A number of new songs are heard in tlie second act which is minstrel scene, with comedy and specialties. There is a matinee daily at L’:30 and two perform ances nightly, at 7:30 and 9 o’clock. At The Orpheum In the cool nnd comfortable Orpheum, converted for the summer months into a veritable garden, a season of vaudeville was Inaugurated with three performances yesterday. The ■ audiences’ which filled' tiie theatre twi?e last night and nearly filled it at matinee were enthusiastic and the vaudeville hill of five acts deserved, all that was said in its favor before it arrived. The entire theatre presented a gala ap romance. The stage was rosplendant wltli hundreds of Mazda lamps, new scen ery. draperies ami wings, all freshly painted by a skilled scenic artist sin6e the fire. The theatre has been redeco rated. repainted and made cool by the use of .in electric fans of all kinds* scat tered about the house until there wasn't a place unswept by breezes. More than L’O large double windows and doors are kept open at all times, and the house has good ventilation, as well as cool breezes from the fans. . As to the vaudeville bill, the unani mous opinion was that it was good throughout. The most sensational turn of the bill was that of the JCquili Brothers, equilibrists, balancers and acrobats. They perform a dozen different stunts, and every one of them is original, difficult and sensational feats. The individual hit of the hill was Harry K. Wells, who unfolded a string of new yarns, comedy conversations and parodies that, was received with much applause and many laughs. He is clever and enter taining. The comedy musical feature of the act of Gruet and Gruet, black face enter tainers, is an excellent beginning for a vaudeville bill, as It puts the audience In fine humor at once. The act Is full of novelty and cleverness, and was well re ceived. An original little hit of musical comedy is presented by Harry and Auguste Tin pin, both singers with good voices, clevef in their acting and with pleasing person alities. and possessed of an idea that Is original. She Is the music teacher trying to teach a big, Ignorant Journalist to Bing, it of course winds up In a love match, cleverly done on a rolling step ladder, which she mounts In order that she may be high enough to tie bis tie. The music is new and they sing well, both in solo and duets. Karl Hosine performs several feats in magic tricks, imported from Germany. His act is clean, the action is swift and the tricks of magic are smoothly per formed. Motion pictures and music by Professor Caiman’s orchestra completed the week's offering. There is a matinee daily at 2:30 and two performances nightly, at 7:30 and 9 o'clock. E. K. Campbell Sworn in Justice of Court of Claims (Continued from Page One) visions for the reduction of the pay of the railroads. One of these made an abso lute reduction of 5 per cent in the amounts paid per ton on all roads where 5000 pounds of mail or more was carried per day. The other provision applied to roads having small mails and those having | large mails alike. It directed that the Postmaster General should discard a practice which had been in effect since 11873 and had several times received the j approval of Congress and of the Attor ney General and inaugurate a new system in computing the average daily weight. After extensive debate, Congress, hi the last days of March, 1907, retained in the bill the provision for 5 per cent reduc tions and eliminated the clauses by which the basis of the pay was to be changed. Notwithstanding this action of Congress. Postmaster General Cortelyou adopted the proposed new method of computation. Suits were brought by some railroad companies in the fall of 1907 when this new method was first put into operation, and eacli year since then when the new method was applied in the several dis tricts into which the country is divided for the purpose of postoffice administration, other railroads have protested against the change and brought their suits. The test ease was heard last December, five days being consumed, in the argu ment. The government's attorneys in formed the court at. the hearing that the amounts which the government has withheld from the railroads by the new practice will, by the time when the mat ter can be decided in the supreme court, i each a total of possibly $13,000,000. It is expected that the government will appeal from the present decision of the court of claims and will have the case Advanced for hearing in the supreme court. The matter will probably come j to a final decision sometime next winter. The leading lawyers of the . railroad companies in this matter are Ben Carter ! and F. Carter Pope, both of whom prac j ticed in Birmingham before coming to ! "Washington, where they have lived for I several years. ..._._ SENATE WILL MAKE IMPORTANT CHANGE IN UNDERWOOD BILL (Continued from Page One) ble to the live stock and farming in terests of this country.” Unequal Treatment Protesting against ‘‘the . unequal treatment of wheat and flour in the Underwood bill,” millers of St. Louis presented a petition to the finance com mittee. •‘This.” they said, "is not pro tection for the producer, but it is a great and.serious handicap imposed by the government of the United States against the millso f our own country. We submit that such a policy is inde fensible. We urge that the flour duty be reduced relatively the same as the wheat duty an dimposed against all countries. ” Resolutions by the Chicago Board of »••»•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Trade urged an amendment of the bill to "provide for a duty of 10 cents per bushel on wheat and rye and an equiv alent duty on the products of wheat and rye on all Importations." Buffalo cereal manufacturers peti tioning against free oatmeal and duti able oats, stilted thaf the largest manu facturer of rolled oats 1 nthe United States has two large mills In Canada. They urged that oats be placed on the free list. Past Master’s Jewel Presented Watiouma lodge No. 763, A. F. and A. M. had an Interesting session last night at which the entered apprentice degree was conferred on two candidates. An Interesting feature of the evening was the presentation of the past master's jewel to R. C. Sllgh, the lodge's lirst past master. The presentation was made by Worshipful Master G. H. Smith. Deaths and Funerals Mrs. Alice Rosenstihl Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Alice RosenstUhl, who died yes terday morning at the residence of her sister. Mrs. T. F. Thornton, 1421 Thirty second street, Norwood, will be held this morning at 9:30 o’clock at St. Paul's Cath olic church. The pallbearers will be R. N. Wheeler, Frank Cahalan. J. J. Boggan, W. P. Byrd, J. W. Anderson. Hugh McGeever, Charles E. Boerr and David Anderson. Mrs. Rosenstihl was the widow of Wil liam Rosenstihl. who was well known and esteemed in Birmingham. She Is survived by her sister. Mrs. Thornton; two nephews, John Rdwlett of Birmingham and Dennle Carr of Montgomery: two nieces. Miss Charlotte Thornton of Bir mingham and Mrs. George Mentz of Mont gomery. The deceased had a large circle of friends who will sincerely lament her death. Gertrude Millican Gertrude Millican, aged four years, died last night at 10 unlock at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Milli can, 5208 Twenty-first street. The fun eral arrangements will be announced later. John D. Sutton The remains of John D. Sutton, aged T>L years, who died In a local infirmary yesterday, were sent to Tuscaloosa last night for interment by Shaw & Son. Mrs. Barbaria Smith Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Barbara Smith of Rosedale, who died yesterday, will be held at the residence this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment will follow' in Massey’s cemetery. William K. Hollis Funeral services over the remains of Willitm K. Hollis, aged 63 years, who died yesterday at the residence of his daugh ter, Mrs. J. B. Stewart. 201 North Fifti eth street, will be held this afternoon from the Stewart residence at 4 o’clock. Interment will follow In Forest Hill cem etery. Maj. W. P. Gorman Funeral services for the late Maj. W. P. Gorman w'ere held yesterday morning. The procession gathered at the residence, Avenue G and Twelfth street, south, and slowly moved to the church of Our Lady ; of Sorrows where a requiem mass was ! said by the Rev. Father O’Kelly. Fol- I lowing the services the remains were es- j corted to the Louisville and Nashville I depot by delegations of the Knights or Columbus, Confederate veterans, Order of Modern Maccabees and the Ancient Or der of Hibernians. The body was sent to Montgomery by the Johns Undertaking f—- — ■ — ■ ■■ - - ~ ^ "__ |_MEMBERS OF THE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL BAND | Among the first class performers of the band at East Luke are the quartet depicted above. They are all clever per formers and add much to the fine repu tation the band enjoys, They will take part In the grand con cert and athletic meet that wilt be hsld at the fair grounds June 6-7, under the auaplaes of the Birmingham Athletic club. The boys' band will render a line programme during the Intervals of the athletic meet, at which many of tho record holding athletes of the south will participate. Reading from left to right the boys are; Robert Lucas of Piper, aged U, a fine performer on the clarlnot: Clarence Hudson of Decatur, aged 19 ,an artistic play or of the cornet: Tommie Hudson, Decntur,; an export on the alto, and Al bert McCann, a talented performer on the some Instrument, These Imys have shown wonderful pro. flelonoy In handling the difficult Instru ments to which they have been aesigned and are a valuable part ef the bjtad. SUITS FOR PARTICULAR MEN COOL AND DRESSY We are the only store in Birmingham ^ -- ■ .;- That sell Mohair Suits with the Priestley guarantee label of genuineness—Made by J Hamberger Bros. Priced $12.50, $15, $18, $20 & $25 The most exclusive line of good patterns ever shown in rainproof and sun proof mohairs are shown by us this season. GRAYS, BLUES, BROWNS AND BLACKS Don’t allow yourself to be talked into buying a.suit just as good as a Hamberger Bro’s. Crave nette. There is none just as good. These are the acknowledged finest suits of this class made in America—and you pay other stores more than our price for suits in no way the equal of these. c- ■v'* v- v * Linen, Spanish Linen and Beach Suits At $5, $7.50, $10 and $12.50 In Norfolk or conservative models our light weight section on Second Floor gives yon the larg est line of cool suits to choose from in all Alabama. > * ■* Separate Lightweight Coats 50c to $1.00 CLOTHES THE^aOiOLE FAMILY Separate Lightweight Ooats 50c to $1.00 company, where interment will be made. The honorary pallbearers were: Hugh McGeever. R. L. Corey, D. H. Bridges, Pal McGowan, C. J. Weat.phal and S. D. Middleton; active, W. J. O’Brien, Frank McGowan, R. H. Patterson, J. H. Brown, Joseph Weidrich, Jr., and R. N. Uatham. Priests attending the obsequies were Father Riley, Father Turner, Father Doyle and Father Bellama. The late Major Gorman died Saturday as the result of injuries suffered at the annual reunion of Confederate veterans in Chattanooga last week. He is sur vived by his widow and two daughters, Mrs. Anna Morris of Birmingham and Mrs. J. Williams of Detroit, Mich. Gustavus Ifelsburg Funeral services over the remains of Gustavus Helsburg, who died Saturday afternoon as the result of injuries suf fered through a fall from the third story window of the Richter Tailoring com pany on Morris avenue, were conducted yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Warner Ac Smiley private chapel. In terment followed in Elmwood cemetery. The funeral was in charge of the Bir mingham Eyrie of Eagles. John Harold Acker Funeral services over the remains of1 John Harold Acker, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Acker, who died Sun day were held yesterday morning from the private chapel of Warner &; Smiley’s with interment in Elmwood cemetery. Reid Ramsay Bur well The remains of Reid Ramsay Burwell, aged 22 years, who died Sunday in a local infirmary were sent yesterday morning to Epes for interment by Shaw Ac Son. The deceased is survived by his father and mother. Mrs. Catherine Salesbury The remains of Mrs. Catherine Sales bury, aged 81 years, who died Sunday nigiit in a local infirmary were sent yes terday morning to Moss Point, Miss., for Interment by the Johns Undertaking com pany. John W. Smart John W. Smart, aged 50 years, died sud denly yesterday morning at his home, 1012 Fourteenth avenue, north. Accord ing to members of the Smart family, he arose early yesterday morning and com plained of being ill. He took a dose of medicine and fell to the floor unconscious, lie died before a doctor could reach him. His death is attributed to heart disease by physicians. The funeral arangements will be announced later pending the ar rival of the son of the late John Smart, who lives in Minneapolis, Minn. J. W. Russell J. W. Russell died in a local infirmary yesterday. Funeral services will be con ducted from Lige L,oy’s chapel this after noon at 3:30 o’clock. Interment will fol low In Elmwood cemetery. "*• 1 r ( Mrs. Sarah Parish Marlon, June 2—(Special.)—Mrs. Sarah Parish died at her home here Sunday night. She was the oldest resident of Marlon. She was horn In HIllBboro, N. C., In October, 1822, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Nelms, came to Marlon early In the year of 1823. She had been a | member of SUoam Baptist church since i 1837. There are seven children who sur- \ vlve her. Mrs. W. G. Ballard, Mrs. Norah ; Phillips, Miss Franklle Parish, Miss Bello ; Parish and Miss Betty Pariah of Marlon; , Mrs. P. B. Ballard of Selma and Mrs. 9 A. Nelms of Luclle Mines. The funeral service will be from the home on Tuesday afternoon, and Dr. Paul V. Bomar will conduct the service. W. R~Chunn Huntsvillo, June 2.—(Special.)—W. R. Chunn of Valhermosa Springs, ono of the wealthiest planters of Morgan county, died while visiting at the homo of hts daughter, Mrs. James B. Vaughn, after sn Illness of two weeks with pneumonia. Mr. Chunn was 70 years old and was u Confederate veteran. Ha was taken sick a short time before the Chattanooga re union and that Is the first Confederate reunion ho hen ever missed, ills widow ' and two daughters survive. The body j was sent to Valhermosa Springs today ! for Interment. L. D. F. Rosser Sylacaugn, June 2_(Special,)—£>. D. F. Rosser, who was knocked down ur.d ian ' over by a Central of Georgia freight, train at the depot Saturday morning, died yesterday afternoon about II o'clock. No hopes liutl been entsitalnod for re covery sines lh» accident happened, lio leaves four daughters and ono eon. Mra. Sarah E. Roper Gadsden, June 2.—(ripeolfU,)—Mrs, Sarah E. Hopor, 28 yoare old, died at nor home on (.iron street last nlaht. The funeral was bald at 2 o'clock tills afternoon and burial was at Hoke's Hluff, ■HAW, the UnaertalMB, Ft)on* a, r---1.-a JOHNS' Undertaking tin, pfceaa jO», 1498 M2V, Wnd*rt»k?>, ptftM 14, WEEVIL DESTROYING YOUNG COTTON IN MISSISSIPPI FIELDS Jackson, Miss., June 2.—(Special.)— From every direction come reports to the effect that the boll weevil is getting In his work on the young cotton plant, and efforts at his suppression are being made not only by wide-awake individual farmers, but by business organizations, bankers and others. W. P. Smith, a spe cial agent of the government, writing to the newspapers of southwest Mississippi, says: "The last few days have brought out the boll weevil In large numbers,” and he advises catching every weevil possible, picking up every punctured siiuare and rapid shallow cultivation, if the farmers would make some cotton. Up in Leake county the weevils are also reported numerous, and most farm ers are in the fight to stay, but others are plowing up their cotton land and planting same to corn. W. D. Burnside, a Leake county farmer, who had five acres in early cotton, planted in six foot rows, picked it over the other day and got 100 full grown weevils. According to the Woodville Ttornihllcan, "The boll weevil is making its appear ance In large numbers In various sections of the county, and planters are growing uneasy as a, consequence." Cotton acreage has been materially Increased In Wilkin son and adjoining counties, the theory of the planters being that the weevil does small damage after four or five years, but It seems they are doomed to disap pointment. and are liable to lose another crop. A I'oplah county farmer reports having captured 400 weevils on a 40 acre piece of cotton In a fow hours, and the fields of his neighbors are said to he similarity overrun. Appreciating the necessity for prompt action the banks and oil mills of Cantoa have offered the Madison county farm ers cash premiums amounting to $100 for the largest catches of weevils shown at the courthouse on June 21. The first pre mium is $60, second $25, third $15. fourth $10, fifth $5 each. Men, women or children are eligible to try for the prises, amt no doubt millions of the hugs will he captured In Madison during the next three weyks. * in other counties the farmers, or others, are paid from 2 to 5 cents each for every weevil brought to a certain date. This plan worked well in this county last year, one mercantile fir mpnylng out a considerable sum on that account before the season was over for catching the early weevils—the breeding stock left over 1 from last season. WASHINGTON PARK COMPANY President Masher*? Its Active Head. Boyles Property The Washington Park Land company, which was recently organized and which owns acreage property near Boyles, has for Its officers Arnold Mas berg, president; Arthur Granville, vice president; Dr. IT. A. Klkourie, secretary, and M. E. Linnehan, treasurer. Mr. Masberg- was for many years as sociated with the Jacobs pharmacy as manager, hut Is now devoting his time -—... to geneo-al business. The firm ot Unne han & Masherp Ih said to have been hlplily successful in real estate trades. Charged With Forgery A On a charge of forgery. Detectives Par nell and Warren placed Slg Feontiumer, a white man. In the city Jail yesterday afternoon. Arrested on Embezzlement Charge H. C. McIntyre, a white man, was locked up In the city Jail last night by Police man Tuylor charged with embezzlement. Remember Brandywine! EXCURSION From Birmingham Via $7.50 • ROUND TRIP Tybee, Ga. Atlantic Beach, Fla. St. Simon’s, Ga. Cumberland Island, Ga. 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