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Ensley Merchants Complain
That Some Stores Open
on Sunday
A committee from the Merchants* Pro
tective association will protest to the city
commissioners against the violation of
the Sunday closing law. It is claimed
hy members of the association that stores
nre open on Sunday in direct viol*-ion
of the law. A committee visited'the
commissioners early In the year In re
gard to the same complaint, and by or
ders of the officials the practice was
I>. Brown, secretary of the associa
tion, said last night:
“it is not the desire of the members
of the association that stores he open on
Sunday for the sale of goods, but If
some are allowed to open, it is nothing
but right that all should be allowed the
same privilege. I am in favor of all the
saloons and stores being run wide open]
on Sunday if some of the stores are to
be given that privilege. All pay license,
and taxew and should be given the same]
The question of consolidating all the
mercantile associations into a central]
body with headquarters in Birmingham
was deferred until the next meeting.
When final action will be taken. The
blatter was deferred on account of the]
absence from the city of the president
of the North Birmingham association.
Regardless of the action of other organ-,
izatlons, however, the Ensley association
will make the move, was the statement !
made by Ensley officials last night fol
lowing the meeting.
The annual picnic and grand ball of
Vittorio Email,uele III. the Italian society
of Ensley. will he held next Tuesday,
•luly 15, at the fair grounds. The Italian
band, under the direction of Prof. S.
Costa, will furnish music for the dance
and will participate in t.te grand parade,
which will be held through the streets
of Ensley prior to the journey to the
fair grounds at 12 o’clock. The Italians
from all sections of Birmingham _ will
take part in the big celebration. A big
barbecue will be served in addition to
other refreshments. Admission to the
grounds will be free and as in the past
it is expected that tin* big fete day will
he a great success.
A large crowd attended the funeral of
William Lyons, the Ensley police officer,
who died Tuesday afternoon, the services
being held yesterday afternoon at the
Pratt City Baptist church under the di
rection of the Masonic lodge. All the
members of police precinct No. 2 attended
the funeral in a body. Interment was
at Fraternal cemetery.
Will Deliver Memorial Address at
Convention and Also Head
Technical Paper
A. V. Bennett, chief of the flre^depart
ment of Birmingham, has been invited
to deliver the memorial address at the
convention of the Internationa) Associa
tion of Fire Engineers on September I.
Chief Bennett was hotitled yesterday
morning by letter.
The convention of the International As
sociation of Fire Engineers will be at
tended by tire chiefs from all over the
world. At each convention a day la set
aside as memorial day.
In addition to this Chief Bennett will
read a technical paper on the efficiency
of motor apparatus in tire lighting.
Last night u little after 8 o’clock
someone between East Lake and Bir
mingham tied with a piece of rusty
wire a puppy shepherd dog about six
months old to an inbound Tidewater
car. This fact was discovered at 8:20
o’clock last night as the car passed
The Age-Herald building. Earle Spang
ler of Shaw & Sons notified the con
ductor of the gruesome tailpiece on his
car and quite a large crowd gathered
to watch Mr. Spangler and a few' as
sistants seek to bring back the breath
of life into the dog.
However, the efforts of the good Sa
maritans were to no avail and a few
nvinutes after the discovery of the
plight of the puppy shepherd dog he
was dead.
It was a trifling incident and the
crowrd which had gathered said: “Why,
it is only a dead dog,” and dispersed.
It was only a dog—a smallish shep
herd puppy and the unthoughtful
throng Impatiently dismissed the inci
dent. But somewhere out in the night
some small boy or girl in the environs
of Birmingham may he sighing at the
thought that tile puppy is lost out in
the great big city full of smoke and
clanging noises. That little boy or girl ;
will think of the little? shepherd puppy j
for a few days and then—will forget. !
Whoever is the owner of the dog will j
seek for a few days to gain informa
tion of its whereabouts and then—will '
Some time tills morning the city gar- j
bage wagon will pass Fifth avenue and
Twenty-first street; a negro convict
will notice the inanimate form of the
canine and it will be hastily swept up
and thrown on top of the garbage pile.
The little puppy will soon be In Us
grave—food for the flies and other in
sects at the city dump—and his death
will be forgotten by all.
Even the public who read this story
will shrug their shoulders and In a
few' minutes will have forgotten about
the dog story. All will forget—all but
one. He will never forget—who with
devilish cruelty conceived the liendish ,
desire to tie a defenseless shepherd
puppy with a piece of wire to the rear
end of a passing street car. His sleep
will be troubled. There will be visions
of a yellow, street car going at rac
ing speed and hitched on behind with
a piece of rusty wire is a gasping
dog—an act committed to satisfy the
fiendish craving of seing a puppy run
I itself to death.
Hold Lengthy Conference on Measures
Pending, But Nothing Definite
Is Decided
The city commlasiunuvs spent several
hours In conference yesterday over the
various matters that have been pend
ing before them for some time, but ar
rived at no agreements and therefore
none of them came up at the meeting
yesterday. The traffic ordinance, the au
tomobile noise ordinance, the appoint
ment of smoke inspectors, the milk and
meat ordinance and other matters are
involved. it is considered likely that
some of litem will be finally passed upon
The milk and meat ordinance has been
again delayed, however, by the reading
of an article In a July magazine which
was brought to the attention of the com
missioners by Judge Zell Gaston, who
has been leading the light against dis
eased meats. The urtieie refers to Mont
gomery, Ala., as the plaee where there
are the best food and meat law's in the
1 nited States, and the commissioners
have sent a representative to Montgom
ery to investigate the .laws there before
the local ordinance is drafted.
Anniston, July 9.—(Special.)—Up to the
present 275 girls of Calhoun county have
entered the contest for the prizes offered
by the county tomato club, aggregating
between $2U0 and $300. James Keith, vice
president, of the Anniston-City National
bank, recently announced that Anniston
bankers would give $50 toward this work,
which includes proficiency in both growing
and canning.
Graves Leaves for Alaska
Washington, July 9.—Henry S. Qravea,
chief of (he forest service, left today
for Alaska, to study personally condi
tions in the Chugach national forest. Ef
forts have been made to have this ter
ritory restored to the public domain on
the ground that it is not properly forest
land, KsC nates of its timber supply
range all the way from 18,000,000,000 to
30,000,000,006 feet.
Will Be fiiven at Fairgrounds July 24
for Benefit of East Lake
Orphans’ Home
A horse show will be one of the fea
tures of theVnnual outing and field day
to be given July 24 under the auspices of
the Jefferson County Orphans' association
for the benefit of the East J.ake or
phanage. The event will be held at the
grounds of the Alabama State Fair. At
the meeting of tiie general committee in
charge of the affair held last night at St.
Paul’s hall, the several working commit
tees made a report showing much prog
ress had been made in securing events
and attractions for tho occasions: The
attendance was large and included dele
gates from Ensley, Pratt City, Woodlawn,
Edgewater, East Eake, North Birming
ham. West End, Bayview, Bessemer and
other places.
Among the attractions will be a baseball
game between tiie crack amateure ball
teams, Ensley and Edgewater. There la
grtat rivalry between these two clubs.
A number of horse races will be pulled off
and other track events. In the evening
free moving pictures will be shown,
followed by dancing. Barbzecue, ice
cream, lemonade and other refreshments
will be served.
The committee is determined to make
the event a notable one and indications
point to a very enjoyable and successful
Chief Hanitary Inspector Burson stated
yesterday that statistics on file In his
office showed that there had been 104 less
typhoid cases in the city so far this
year than during the same time last
There were 209 cases up until July 10
last year and there have been but 105
cases reported in tiie city bo far this
year. The health authorities are highly
pleased over tiie showing. Typhoid prob
ably gives tiie department more bother
than any other one disease and they feel
that they have a very good check on it
this summer.
!; M. W. Searlght j
Louie Reese
Refrigerator Bargains
Our remaining stock of refrigerators must be sold. Our wareroom space is too
valuable and we cannot afford to store a single refrigerator until next season.
We make these exceptionally low prices to close out this stock.
150 lb. capacity, porcelain lined, re
duced to.$42.00
100 lb. capacity, zinc lined, reduced
75 lb. capacity, zinc lined, reduced
to. $19.25
All the above like cut. Side icers, 3 and
4 shelves.
130 lb. capacity, reduced to .... $18.75
50 lb. capacity, reduced to.$9.98
20 lb. capacity, reduced to ..$6.25
Like cut.
Ice Boxes.$4.25 and up
Nursery Refrigerators S3.48 and
Special Prices On
Crex Rugs
Rattania Rugs
Pulajana Rugs
Rag Rugs
Cedar Chests
Porch Swings
Porch Shades
Porch CJhairs and Set
Wicker Tea Wagons
Wicker Electroliers
Searight-Reese Furniture Co.
4th Ave. and 20th St, Two Entrances,
\ _
M. F. McCarty
! The Quality flare
T. P, Perplok |
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Varied and Brilliant Pro
Large Crowd
Memoir* hand rendered a brilliant and
varied programme in Capitol park last
night. The opening number way a beauti
ful symphonic march by an Italian com
poser heard here for tlu first time. Among
other pleasing numbers were the “Poet
and Peasant” overture, the intermezzo
from “Cttvallerla Rusticana.” and selec
tions from "XI Trovatore.”
The crowd in attendance was unusually
large. Those who are especially inter
ested in the open air concerts Xia.v there
should be more benches near the band
stand. Several hundred persons were
comfortably seated last night, but a thou
sand more would have been glad to have
had seats.
The pleasure of music lovers who attend
the hand concerts has been marred by
the children—boys and girls of 10 years
and upwards, who pluy “Indian” around
the band stand. Xt is said that in future
Chief Bodeker will have an officer sta
tioned near the band while the concerts
are in progress in order to prevent any
annoying play on the part of the chil
The band will be heard in Capitol park
tonight and tomorrow night. There will
he no concert Saturday, but a brilliant
programme will be prepared for Sunday
Oates’ Recent Criticism to
O’Neal Results in Consid
erable Improvement
Montgomery, July 9.—(Special.)—
Critcism of sanitary conditions and
food furnished prisoners at the Mont
gomery county Jail made by Dr. W.
HM. Oates, slate prison inspector, in a
report submitted to Governor O’Neal
last week, lias resulted in consider
able improvement, according to the
prison Inspector, who has just made
a second examination of the jail.
in his report to the governor to
day Dr._ Oates declared that he had no
adverse criticise) to make of the Mont
gomery jail, ’ll has my unqualified
commendation " said Dr. Oates. "Since
my last inspection on June 27 this Jail
has been thoroughly cleansed from top
to bottom, nearly all of the windows
washed and a general air of cleanli
ness prevails throughout the entire
Two Charged With Murder of Cargyle
McMahan at Coats Bend
Give Bond
Gadsden, July 9.-<Speciai.)-Probate
Judge L. L. Herzberg, after a prelimi
nary bearing held to the action of the
grand jury. Luther Williams and Louie
Lindsey, negroes, charged with tho mur
der of Gargyle McMaMahan at Coats
Bend. Bond was fixed at J1000 each, and
both made this amount. The negroes
were unable to establish an alibi.
Tite Gadsden garage was threatened
with destruction at an early hour this
morning when fire broke out In a white
steamer, which had been used during the
Equalization of lax assessments will be
the business before the commissioners'
court next week.
The pension examining board will meet
day 6 C°Ur*house next Monday and Tues
Capitalists were in Gadsden yesterday
inspecting the situation with the view of
establishing a chain factory here.
pavlnK question is a live topic in
Gadsden now, and sentiment In favor of
the project seems to be growing.
Postmastership at Livingston
To the Editor of The Age-Herald.
In your issue of today you publish a
statement in reference to the Livingston
postoffice in which your reporter says:
“It is said that 90 per cent of the people
of Livingston are supporting him," refer
ring to Mr. Tartt, one of the several ap
The statement is incorrect. Mrs. Law
rence, another applicant, had a petition
signed with 1S2 names of white people
115 being voters. In our last primary
for probate judge Livingston beat cast
136 votes. So Mrs. Lawrence's majority
is considerable, and Is more entitled to
the estimate which your reporter makes
than Is any other applicant.
As a matter of fact a number of the
petition signers had their names on two
petitions as is often tho case with some
who are- not especially Interested, and
who wish to show sympathy for any one
who presents a petition, which fact no
dculit accounts for the small weight peti
tions sometimes have.
T , , w- lr- LAWRENCE.
Livingstop, July 8, 1913.
Haleyville, July 9.—(Special.)—On ac
count of the great Interest In . the at
tempted Jail delivery and shooting affray
on the 4th the preliminary trial of Bill
Qhaetaln was today held by Mayor Max
well. Over 20 witnesses were examined.
On the night of the 4th he Is charged
with organizing a mob to take his two
sons out of the city Jail.
After an all day hearing the prisoner
was bound over under a J2000 bond to
the grand Jury.
The rather and his two sons had been
taken to Russellville Jail for safe keep
ing as tho local lockup Is only a small
log affair. He succeeded In making bond
and was set at liberty.
Joe Champion, one of the wounded men,
has been taken to Birmingham to an
hospital, but his reoovery Is doubtful.
W. If. Cloere, the newly nppointod post
master, has taken charge of the office this
morning. Tho usttrlng postmaster, N, H.
•freeman, ha* hrld the office for 18 years.
Vise Masons held a public Installation of
offioers last night out of duors. Norman
dunn ef Jeeper wee the Installing officer
and made a good talk to the many prcs
Plans for the holding of the Gypsy
Smith revival have taken definite
shape and from present indications the
necessary amount of money needed to
bring Gypsy Smith here and to build
a tabernacle will be easily raised.
Dnst night at the mass meeting held
in the Sunday school room of the First
Methodist church $1860 was raised in
side of 15 minutes- This camo as a
complete surprise to the pastors, for
they did not anticipate the subscrip
tions. A vigorous campaign will be
inaugurated by the Pastors' union to
day, the aim of which will be to raise
several thousand dollars by Monday
Dr. J. S. Foster, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, called the meet
ing to order, after whifch devotional
services were conducted by the Rev.
J. W. Johnson, pastor of the First
Methodist church. At the close of the
services, Dr. Foster turned the chair
over to Fred M. Jackson, who had been
selected as presiding officer by the
Pastors* union at the meeting held last
On assuming his duties as chairman,
Mr. Jackson presented to the gathering
for adoption a plan which had for its
purpose the placing of the Gypsy Smith
revival on a business basis. He pro
posed that a stock company be organ
ized for the purpose of holding the
revival and that in order to raise
money the stock of the company should
be sold at $10 a share. In support of
this plan Mr. Jacksor. stated that a
collection 'would be taken up at each
meeting and from various sources he
had learned that the collections at u
Gypsy Smith revival more than ex
ceeded the expenses. With this money
[each stockholder would receive his
money back. And if any was left oCer
It would be donated to some charitable
organization designated by the Pastors'
union, or. as some had suggested, this
surphus might bo used in helping to
build an auditorium for Birmingham.
This plan of Mr. Jackson's was
adopted and near the conclusion of the
meeting 186 shares were subscribed;
for at $10 each.
Following the close of discussions on
this plan, Mr. Jackson called on a
number of gentlemen to give their
views on the revival. Among those
making addresses were the Rev. Henry
M. Edmonds, pastor of the Highlands
Presbyterian church; J. Lattlmer of the
Southside Baptist church, Dr. Preston
Blake, pastor of the Southside Bap
tist church; A. 8. Minton, A. J. Phillips,
Arlie Barber, the Rev. W. B. Holmes. ,
John W. Sibley, A. H. Ford, Dr. Alfred !
Eaves, Dr. John S. Foster, pastor First
Presbyterian church; the Rev. S. T.
Slaton and Dr. L. C. Branseomb.
Atlanta Man Comes to Montgomery to
Confer With Officers Relative to
Son’s Disappearance
Montgomery, July 9.—(Special.)—Believ
ing that his son was cremated in a box
car in the Montgomery railroad yards
May 12, A. J. Lycan. 54 Piedmont avenue,
Atlanta, came to Montgomery today to
confer with policemen and the coroner.
Lycan's son. Andrew Lycan, disappeared
from Manchester, Ua., in April and has
not been heard from since.
The chief of police has been furnished
with a description of young Lycan and
will attempt to determine whether or not
it compares with that of the person,
whose charred body was found when the
box car had been destroyed. Lycan said
his son left after he had failed in the
laundry business and that he appeared
despondent. It is believed young Lycan
passed through Montgomery en route to
Birmingham and that he may have been
the person in the car when it was burned.
Andrew Lycan had lost three lingers
from the left hand and the body of the
person found after the fire may be ex
humed, to determine whether or not the
fingers are missing.
Fire Hydrants for Norwood
The only other action besides the Kel
ley franchise extension yesterday was the
granting by the city commission of some
additional fire hydrants for the Norwood
section and the adoption of a resolution
offered by President Exum prohibiting
any shooting gallery on Third avenue
between Seventeenth and Twenty-first
Cordova, July D.—(Special.)—The Indian
Head Textile club is the name of a new*
organization formed here last night, the
membership comprising operatives, over
seers, office men and other employes of
tiie Indian Head Mills. The purpose of
the organization as shown in the proposed
constitution is the general improvement
of the members, first in the pursuit of
studies? in textile manufacturing, similar
to those given In night schools and cor
respondence schools; second, physical cul
ture anr the encouragement of all legiti
mate athletic sports; third, the encour
agement of a higher and better moral
standard for each member and of the
Montgomery, July 9.—(Speclal.)-f-Coffee
county’s new jail is clean and in good
sanitary condition. This was the report of
Dr. VY. H. Oates, state prison Inspector,
filed with Governor O’Neal today. 'J'he
prison was erected recently and lias all
modern equipment.
Visit East End Park
City Commissioner James Weatherly,
Dr. A. J. Dickinson, Street Commissioner
Frank Gafford and others visited East
End park yesterday with a view of lo
cating there the big tabernacle which is
to be erected for the revival to bo held
| in this city by Gypsy Smith. The visit
was merely to look over the ground.
First Money Ever Voted by
City for Improvement
of Its Schools
Mobile. July 9.—(Special.)—Carrying In
every ward of the city, save Sixth, the
city school bond issue rode to success
today by an overwhelming majority of
500 votes out of 1206 cast. This was the
first money ever voted by the city of
Mobile for the improvement of its schools,
which are a part of the county school
The proceeds of the bond issue will be
spent as follows:
Remodeling of the Interior Barton acad
emy at a cost of $58,000. Purchase of a lot
on the southwest corner of Broad and
Augulta streetH, size 174 feet by 239 feet,
for $15,400. A new school building is pro
posed to be built here, at a coat of $84,000.
A site will be purchased for the pro
posed western school, for $1680. on the
north side of old shell road, 210 feet west
of Gilbert street, with 210 feet frontage
and approximately 334 feet in depth. On
this lot wrill be erected a $15,320 building
to serve as an overflow' school for the
Belnkauf district.
Another building will be erected on the
ft.te of the Raphael Sernmes school, situ
ated on the north side of Spring Hill ave
nue between Kennedy and Ann streets
at a cost of $25,000.
Returned lo the ship yards where she
was built, the wreck of the James T.
Staples, once the queen of Alabama
waters, which blew up near Poe’s Band
ing January 19. will be entirely rebuilt
and will once more ply the Tombigbee
river under a different name. She was
bought at auction this morning by the
Marine Construction and Docking com
pany for $500. She cost $46,500 w hen built
by this company.
.— -•«'—' ■ —
Married in Russellville
Russellville, July Mis* I.yda Scott
was married tonight at the home of ll*
parents. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Scott, to
Mr. Edens, an employe of the Northern
Alabama railroad. They left cm the 9:vi
train for other points after which they
will reside at Sheffield, where Mr. Edens
leaves tor his run on the road.
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As a laxative. Riv-O-Rax does the
work and its effect is mild and pleas
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