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LINED UP FOR EIGHT AMONG ^IG CHIEFS Some Interesting Congres sional Contests Promised in the Next Election EIGHTH DISTRICT MAY SEE A BATTLE Burnett Also May Have Some Demo cratic Opposition—Prohibitionists Are Sharpening Tomahawks For Blackmon's Scalp Uy HUGH W. ROBERTS t\ itii the exception that the first in dications or the defeat of Richmond Pearson Hobson, candidate for the sen ate, were substantiated by reports from various sections of the state, there were no specific developments in the political situation last week. B. B. Comer, former governor and a candi date for governor, returned from a trip to New York, Washington and, Bar bour county, but inasmuch as he did not make public ills second selection of a campaign manager, the serenity of the week remained undisturbed. During the present week it is gen erally forecast that each of the candi dates will name his manager. Capt. [MAJESTIC! BOXES 3C>« NIGHT 7 ■ 30 &. 9 00 IO<r-204 304--404 (RESERVED SEAT'S I HARRY C. LEWIS I E Presents the Rollicking Musical rat Comedy, in Two Acts I TSie Merry Whirl With Pretty, Dainty, Clever MARJORIE LAKE And a Big Company of Singers, Dancers and Laugh Makers THERE IS A SEXTETTE PRETTY CHORUS BIG SCENIC EFFECT 4—SPECIALTIES—4 6—Other Features—6 Get the Reserved Seats in Advance To Duscuss Plans to Fitfht the Convict Lease System The committee behind the propaganda to take the convicts of the state out of the mines, turpentine and lumber camps— In other words, to break up the lease system in case the state is wrong In its contention that there is no lease system in which the state is engaged—will meet Monday at 10 o’clock in the auditorium of the Chamber of Commerce. Captain White, who is chairman of the committee, stated yesterday that he had enough assurances of a large attendance to make him certaiif that every section of the state would be well represented. Plans will be discussed having for their object the. active initiation of the fight. A bill will be prepared for introduction at the next regular session of the legislature, and if the bill is enacted into law a con stitutional amendment will probably be submitted to the people. The meeting of the committee will lie a business meeting because it is consid | ered certain that the question of tinances ; will be injected. The chairman of the I publicity committee, David Holt, has been instructed by his committee to make known to the campaign committee that "bricks cannot be made without straw.” A campaign of general publicity through tho columns of the rural press will be w a ged. Other matters of importance will be considered. Reuben F. Kolb has already appointed Walter Richardson, a young Montgom ery attorney, and will later select a Birmingham manager. Sam P. Ken nedy, clerk of the state railroad com mission, will pilot Charles Henderson's campaign for the governorship. P. B. Miles will probably manage Walter D. Seed’s campaign. He was chief clerk to Mr. Seed when that gentleman was state treasurer, and he managed Mr. Seed’s successful campaign for lieuten ant governor. Nesbitt or Me Neel? It was reported yesterday that friends of Mr. Comer would endeavor to persuade W. D. Nesbitt to undertake the management of the Comer cam paign, despite his declination to serve when thrust into command sometime ago. It is generally understood that John D. McNeel, private secretary to Mr. Comer when ho was governor, and until recently private secretary to Gov ernor O’Neal, expects to manage Mr. Comer’s campaign. rt is anticipated that a definite statement will be issued during the current week. John H. Wallace, Jr., informally states freely that lie is a candidate, but has never yet formally made an an nouncement of his plan to go after the gubernatorial nomination. There his been no discussion of a manager of his campaign should be determine form ally to enter the race. Thomas F. Kilby of Anniston, an j nouncod candidate for lieutenant gov ! ernor. and who, it is generally ad ! mitted, will win even should opposition I be developed, will have no campaign manager. He has authorized a state ment to that effect. Is Kumpe Ambitious? Political gossip is not being confined exclusively to the gubernatorial situa tion. There is certain pointed discus sion in regard to impending congres sional struggles. For it begins to ap pear that i here will he other congres sional fights of statewide interest than that which has already beginning to (STARTING MONDAY AFTERNOON Nightly 8:30—JUNE 30—Matinee Daily !Mr. George Kliene Presents The Most Wonderful Spectacle the Stage Has Ever Known l Without Fear of Contradiction^^^^l THE BEST TWO AND A HALF HOURS’ ENTERTAINMENT EVER SENT ON TOUR . Conceded by Critics to Be the Most Marvelous Photo-Play in the Entire World MATINEE 25c EVENINGS 25c, 50c Reserved Seats Bijou Box Office Monday Matinee Daily 2:30 Nights 8:30 EXTRAORDINARY BILL OF VAUDEVILLE Wm. J. Dooley & Co.—12 People Musical Comedy Sketch 12 People—"The Lawn Party” GRACE SISTERS Singers and Dancers DANDELMAR Comedian THE BRAMSONS * Novelty Hoop Rollers Minnette & Astella Cruel Acrobats 1A« MATINEE XUC DAILY 2:30 7:30—NIGHT—9 10c, 20c, 30c, 40c 11 — BOX SEATS Matinee 30c Night 40c MOTION PICTURES CALMAN’S | ORCHESTRA I AMUSEMENT THIS WEEK William J. Dooley A Co., In “The I,n nn Pnrty,” nt the Urnheiim Ihl* week. I'raun rfucufa Lygia at the banquet of Nero. Scene from photo-drama Quo • Vadla at the Bijou thlo week rage in the sixth district between Wil liam B. Bankhead of Jasper and Wil liam B. Oliver of Tuscaloosa. Should Congressman Richardson re tire at the conclusion of his present term, it is a practical certainty that Judge E. B. Almon, speaker of the Ala bama house, would announce his candi dacy for the position. And it is not a certainty that he would remain out of the race even should Judge Richard son determine to seek the berth again. 11 is reported, however, that Judge Almon would have serious opposition even should Congressman Richardson retire. It is said that the warm sup porters of Mr. Richardson are endeav oring to persuade Judge J. C. Kumpe of Moulton to groom himself for the race. The struggle between Judge Al rnon and Judge Kumpe, should it be developed, would be one of the most spectacular, for both men are strong, with strong connections, and both are hard and experienced lighters in poli tical campaigns. Burnett Opposition Developing It is said to be a practical certainty that John I* Burnett will have demo cratic opposition next year. It was re ported, in the first place, that Judge J. C. Blackwood would be his opponent, but scarcely had the rumor got into circulation than that gentleman an nounced himself prepared to retire from politics. But that Mr. Burnett will have [to overcome a democrat as well as a ! republican, is said to be a foregone conclusion. It Is understood that there Is widespread regret in the seventh because of Burnett’s refusal to accept the chairmanship of the public build ings committee, considered one of the most important in Congress, and whicli it is probable will be tendered to no other Alabamian in a score of years. It is said that Hugh Dent, second district congressman, will have oppo sition in the next campaign and that it will be more formidable even than that which he overcame in the last fight. Temple Selbies, solicitor of Montgomery county, and one of the strong men of the second, Is said to be laying plans to tackle the fiery young representative and eloquent orator. Fronts After Blackmon TTn In the fourth, it is generally said to l»e true that Congressman Fred Blackmon will have oppositnon. It is understood that the prohibitionists are growing restless and are preparing to get busy. Up to the present time no candidate has been groomed with whom the* phohis can confront Mr. Blackmon, but the future Richmond, It la reported, will hail from Selma. It Is alleged that the “purists” are determined to get the scalp of Mr Blackmon because of his opposition to the Webb anti-shipping bill. As is re membered, Mr. Blackmon and Mr. Dent alone of the Alabama delegation voted against this measure. Mr. Blackmon has explained that ho followed his be lief which amounted to a conviction that tho bill was unconstitutional. Thu constitutionality of the measure has not been as yet tested. BOARD OF EDUCATION ISSUES STATEMENT IN REGARD TO BIDS (Coatlnued From Page Five) racity of the party making the figures, and the final conclusion is reached that the writer of the article in question was a festive Individual who ‘Filled his belly with tlie east wind and reasoned with un profitable talk or with speeches wherewith he can do no good.’ It is evident that he was endeavorng to draw the public mind away from the real issues involved by a resort to the argumentum ad hom inen, the resort of the pleader who knows that his cause is weak. The Bids Received "In conclusion we beg to submit the following tabulation of the bids received for the construction of the nine frame school buildings which the board of edu cation proposed and have erected: DeYVolfe and associates .$16,002 Smalridge Construction (^o.15,660 Mann Bros. .. 15,680 T. J. Butler .. 15,849 J. L. Burns . 16,654 P. Bostick . 17,231 C. W. Hall . 17,766 J. J. Holmes . 18,195 Miller Bros. 18,355 "The above bids are for plastered houses only and the list does not in clude the names of the contractors who bid for only a part of the work. The list, however, tells its own story and can be verified by the original bids of the several firms therein mentioned, which original bids are on file with the board of education and can be Inspected by any one who wishes further information. "With this statement allow’ us to hope that the incident is closed. Most respect fully, "JOHN L. PARKER, "President. "BEN M. JACOBS, "J B. GIBSON, "GEORGE R. BROWN, "E. P. HOGAN.” Always What Happens From tlie St. Louis Republic. "Waht happened to his business when he let it run down?" "The last I heard of it the bankruptcy court was winding it up.” TUTWILER HOTEL IS FORMALLY LEASED BY DIRECTORS TO UNITED HOTELS CO; (Continued from I’ajcc Five) Further evidence >f the progressive meth ods of the lessees and the value and im portance of the Tutwiler to the south is in the fact that it was required by the lessees and rgreed by the directors that the Tutwiler shall be complete In every respect; that no work shall be left unfin ished, as was at cue time contemplated with a view to completing certain floors later; but that the hotel must be equipped with every modern facility with a ca pacity when open of 343 rooms, with the understanding that when needed the southeast wing, now planned with a ca pacity for 12 stories, shall be made 12 stories, making an ultimate capacity ot 448 rooms. Unequalled in South “With tiie closing of this lease under the above conditions the directors feel that ns strenuous Aork, close attention, and careful consideration over a long period of thorough investigation of tne most modern hotels in this country, fol lowed by a preparation of plans, through frequent consultations with the best au thorities and the letting of the contract and closing of this lease wiih the choice of the many applicants which they had in connection with th<i operation of the hotel, warrant the statement that the stockhold ers and the people of Birmingham may feel confident that the original ideas and purposes of the supporters of this impor tant project to furnish Birmingham with a first class hotel, operated on a first class basis and second lo none in the south, will be realized to the full extent of the most sanguine and enthusiastic of those interested in the enterprise. Tn other words, the Tutwiler will he the best hotel in the south from the point of view, cap ital invested, design and equipment and character of service.” The officers and directors of the Tutwi ler Hotel company are as follows; Offi cers, George G. Crawford, president; John L. Kaul, vice president; Robert Jemlson, Jr., vice president; A. B. Tanner, secre tary and treasurer. Directors, George G. Crawford, W. P. G. Harding, John L». Kaul, E. M. Tutwiler, W. W, Crawford, J. W. Donnelly, Herman Baks, Frank Nel son, Jr., Robert Jemlson, Jr. LIFE OF NERO IS BRIEFLY SKETCHED History of the Emperor Who Caused Rome’s Downfall Pictured in “Quo Vadis** at Bijou Neio, around whose reign (A. D. 54-fS) or rather the last four years of it, Henryk Sienkiewicz constructed the story of “Quo Vadis*' the photo-dramatic presenta tion of which is just now attracting much attention, was the son of Gnaeus Domi tius Ahenobrabus and Agrippina the younger. Nero's name was originally L». Domltius Ahenobarbus. His father died when Nero was scarcely three years old. In the previous year (39), his mother had been banished by order of her brother Caligula on a charge of treasonable con spiiacy, and Nero, thus early deprived of both parents, found shelter in the house of his aunt Domltla. where two slaves, a barber and a dancer, began his training. Recalled from banishment by Emperor C’audius, Agrippina spent the next 13 years in the determined struggle to win for Nero the throne which had been pre dicted for him. Her first decisive suc cess was gained in 4S by the disgrace and execution of the wife of Claudius and her position was further strengthened when a year later she herself became the wife of Claudius and at the same time was recognized as consort by the government. The Roman populace already looked with favor on Nero as the grandson of Germanicus, but in 50 his claims ob tained formal recognition from Claudius himself, who adopted him under the title of Nero Claudius Caesar Drusus Germani cus. The next year, December 15, 51, Nero was introduced to the senate by #Cl£>udius and that body invested him with 'prbcor.sular honors and conferred on him the title of princeps Juventutis. Noro was immediately admitted as an evtraordinary member of the great priestly colleges; his name included ill their prayers for the gaiety of the emperor and his house; at the games in the circus his appearance in triumphal dress contrasted significant ly with the simple toga worn by Britan* nicus. The next two years were active ones for Agrippina. She succeeded in ban ishing a number of the leading partisans of Britannicus. while many more were put to death. In his sixteenth year Nero married Oc tavia, daughter of Claudius, the alliance bringing him still closer to the coveted throne, bur. not close enough for his scheming mother whose anxiety to see him upon It led her to poison her mon* arch husband Claudiul, accomplishing tho deed in the absence of the emperor’s usual bodyguard, whereupon Nero was presented to the pretorlan troops, who saluted him as sovereign, and the sen ate who invested him with all the honors, titles and powers of emperor. The first five years of the reign of Nero i loved a great success. On his ac cession he promised to rule in accordance with the maxims of Augustus, And his further policy of indulging his tastes for the social life of Rome, while the actual burden of the government Was left to tlv* administration, suited that body perfectly. Tl>is s-t&to of affairs, however, did not suit Nero’s ambitious mother, who, to him on. threatened to espouse the cause of Britannicus. Nero retaliated by pois oning Britannicus. in 68 Nero became enslaved by Poppaea. a highborn, wealthy and accomplished woman who wu» re solved to become his wife, and to that end set to work to remove the obstacles in the matrimonial and other paths. Arousing Nero's jealousy and fear, she induced him to seek the death of his mother, and to aid him in this matrtcidal deed, invited Agrippina to visit Baiae. The journey was made in a vessel so con structed that at a given signal it would ccllapse, but when this occurred Agrip plnl saved herself by swimming. Later, a body of soldiers surrounded her country house in which she had sought refuge and shot her to death in her own bed chamber. Then came the murder of his wife. Oc taviu, who was put to death on the Island of Fandateria. The burning of Rome, so realistically reproduced in the "Quo Vadts’*’ pictures, actually took place on the isth of June, 64 A. D. It started in some wooden booths near the Circus Maximus and spreao rapidly. After burning for six days It suddenly started afresh in the northern quarter of the city and desolated the region of the Circus. Flaminlus and the Via Lata, and by the time it was finally quenched only four of the 11 dis tricts of the city retained untouched. Three had been utterly destroyed and seven reduced to ruins. The conflagra tion is said by all authorities to have been caused by Nero. Nero, the last of the Julio-Claudian Mne, has been handed down to posterity as the incarnation of monstrous vices and fantastic luxuries, but his wild excesses scarcely affected the prosperity of the em pire under his Veign. “QUO VADIS” WILL BE SHOWN AT THE BIJOU Bijou Opened for This Week Especial ly to Present Drama to the Peo ple of Birmingham. The Kleine-Clnes photo drama of “Quo Vadis?’’ of which glowing accounts have been circulated since its initial exhibition at the Astor theatre. New York city, has been booked for an engagement at the Bijou theatre all this week, with a mati nee daily at 2:30 and a performance : nightly at 8:30. ‘Quo Vadis" as projected on the screen from films which were made in Rome, Italy, visualizes in historically cor rect detail Ilenryk Stenkiewicz's romance of the final years of the reign of Nero. The management claims that the Cines photo-drama plant in Rome was put to the expenditure of more than $160,000 for the building of the massive scenes and the making of elaborate costumes of the period in which to clothe the 3500 and more actors who enacted again the scenes so graphically pictured by the pen of the famous Russian novelist. “Quo Vadis” the story and “Quo Vadis?” on tl\£ stage has thrilled audi ences in every part of the civilized world. It is an absorbing romance that has won for its author lasting fame in literature. The many exciting scenes in the book have been reproduced in the pictures of “Quo Vadis?” which are recorded on eight reels, each of which is more than 9000 feet in length, making an entertain ment that runs for two hours and a half. "Quo Vadis” will be on view daily (matinee and night) until further notice. Reserved seats for any of the afternoon or evening performances may be secured now at popular prices—25 and 50 cents. Reserved seats for the various per formances will be placed on sale at the Bijou box office Monday morning. So great was the interest in the pictures in Atlanta that they were held over there a second week and the entire capacity of the theatre was sold in advance for every performance for the second week. NEW VAUDEVILLE ACT HEADS ORPHEUM BILL Children Impersonate Famous Actors on Stage—Popular Theatre Of fers an Unusual Attraction The "Headliner" for this week at the Orphotim is William J. Dooley s musical comedy sketch, "The Lawn Party," in which nearly a dozen talented children appear in impersonations of famous ac tors, including such people as George M. Cohan, Bessie Clifford, Dave W arfleld and Caruso. Each of the children im personates a famous character, and it is said that they give a performance that is remarkable. A child tenor of great prom ise is Caruso, while a wonderful little actor appears as Warfield, with his violin. Dancing, singing and acting constitute j the act, which is the highest priced that! has been to the Orpheum this year. It is, almost a complete vaudeville show in i itself. Four other numbers will he offered, among them the Bramsons, a European , hoop rolling act, including an illuminated specialty in hoop handling. No sister team has been here this sea- j son, and Birmingham is very partial to I that class of vaudeville, so a team of girls, The Grace Sisters, was secured, , and they are said to be excellent in their i songs and costumes and have ability to dance. No act takes better in Birmingham than i a good comedian with a monolog, eccen tric songs and probably a dance step or two. Dan Delmar is said to be such a comedian. He will prove a feature of the bill if be lives up to the reputation he. has established e’3ewhere for cleverness. Mennetti and Astella are the fifth mem bers of the bill, and they are athletes of ability, presenting an act called “Those Cruel Acrobats," in which they perform a series of astonishing tricks. There will be two reels of comedy or! educational motion pictures, and musical j programme by Prof. Caiman’s orches- I tra. The Orpheum offers a matinee daily j at 2:30 and two performances nightly, at | 7:30 and 9 o’clock, with reserved seats for j the first performance at night and for | the Saturday matinee. The box seats are; in great demand, and avc growing more popular every day, as they are unusually | cool and comfortable. “THE MERRY WHIRL” AT THE MAJESTIC Marjorie Lake Is the Star—Many ! Features to Please the Audiences This Week With Marjorie Lake as the star, and what is claimed to he a good company supporting her. “The Merry Whirl” comes to the Majestic this week, commencing with a Monday matinee. There will be a performance every afternoon at 2:30 and two performances nightly, at 7:30 and 1) o’clock, with reserved seats for the first show at night and the Saturday matinee. The Majestic is cooled with many fans and is always at a comfortable temper ature. The Nashville Banner thinks exceeding ly well of “The Merry Whirl,” having the following to say in regard to the musical comedy: “Standing room was at a premium Monday night at the Princess when ‘The Merry Whirl,' a musical comedy in cap sule form, was presented, with Miss Mar jorie Lake in the leading role. Although there is scarcely a thread of plot, there I arc any number of catchy songs and other entertaining features that keep the enter tainment going in a manner to delight the audience. “Miss Lake as ‘Fifl,’ from Gay Paree. does some excellent singing that thor oughly captivates the audience. She pos sesses a baritone voice that is most re markable. When she first appeared with her deep tones expanded to their fullest powers, she had the audience guessing whether ‘she’ was a man giving an imi tation of Julian Eltinge, or a woman with an unusual gift of song, but when Miss I Lake finally gave a few trills in a highly feminine voice and then bowed herself off the stage without any awkward trips on account of Mgh-heel«d slippers, the au dience was sure ‘she* was just the grace ful. wonderful singer and actress that she is. “While Miss Lake is a good part of the show, there are others who contribute not a little to the fun. and those are: Lew Miller, Harry Loader and Sol H. Carter, in the roles respectively of two German brewers and a wealthy Hebrew, who are on a visit to the Paris exposi tion. Their adventures form a series of laugh-making incidents. Miss Effice George, as Birdie McSorley, the $10,000 beauty, is a considerable factor in fur nishing surprises for the aforementioned trio. Home excellent dancing by the pret ty chorus girls and specialties are good features. “The scenic effects are among the best seen on a local vaudeville stage, some unique and novel arrangements being shown. ” PROGRAMME FOR EAST LAKE TODAY East Lake park begins tills week by concerts ' otli afternoon and night by Nappi’s popular band, “Prince Maxwell,” a wonderful educated horse, startling in the display of his Intelligence, being i lie free act for ‘ lie week, and special arrangements for tho -'ntertainment and amusement of an unusual holiday crowd Friday, July 4, being other fea tures of interest. Sig. F. Nappi, whoso personality and talent have won widespread fame, has taken great interest in the Sunday con ceits at East Lake, the programmes be ing of an exceptionally popular char acter. Today Is the tenth consecutive Sun day concert rendered by his organl/a .i<n at East pary.. ihe programme being ns follows M. .eh, “Under the Double L'ngio'* (Wagner). Overture, “Elisa iZ Claudio’1 (Mer cadante). • The Famou.i Minuet” (Paderewski. Selection, “The Soy nade" (!lcrji»rH. Corn* t solo. "Evening Star" from Tannhauser" (Wagner). Sig. F. Nappi. Grand selection, “Ji Trovatore* (Verdi). Intermezzo, “Minerva” (Chiaffarettl. Waltz, “Adlyn” (T. Hall). Serenade. "La Paloina” (Yradier). Grand Fantasia, "Way Down Upon the Suwanee River” (Douglass. W. E. LEAKE HAS NO STATEMENT TO MAKE W. K. Leake, co-receiver for tlie Ala bama company with Harry Coffin, has re turned from New York and Baltimore, where ho has been for several weeks. He went there on business for the Alabama company, and It was believed that he would make some definite announcement about the betterments for the Alabama company which were rumored some time ago. Mr. Leake said yesterday that he did not have any statement to make at this time in connection with the Ala bama company. He said that the finan cial situation in the east did not appear to be very good, and that the financial people seemed to he husbanding their re sources. mono It EW A HD \ REWARD OF S100» YY ILL RE PAID FOR INFORMATION RES I LY ING IN THE ARREST AND CONVIC TION OF ANY PERSON OR PERSONS FEI.ONIOl SLY PLACING DYN AMITE, MTRO GLYCERIN OR OTHER E.\ POSIYK ON ANY STREET CAR TRACK IN THE CITY OF IIIKMING HA M. CITY OF BIRMINGHAM. IIY C. EXI M. AS PRESIDENT OK THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS. I The HIGHEST STEEL in the SOUTH! i UP TO THE 22nd FLOOR!; I To he completed Oct. I 1, 1913. 25 full stories. I Work commenced < )ct. | 10, 1912. The flag—denoting the highest point—will probably be flying by the end of this week. Watch the great progress being made. For space see the J. I/. Yancey K. E. & Ins. Co. Early reservation insures getting what \ou want. Jefferson County Savings Bank; Birmingham. Capital and Surplus Over $750,000.00 Christian F. Enslen, Chairman of Board. Engene F. Enslen, President. Wm. C. Sterrett, Cashier. Chas. E. Thomas, Vice President. Wm. D. Enslen, Assistant Cashier.