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IS CONSIDERED HIS GREATEST BLUNDER Average Man Cannot Un derstand Inability to Live on $12,000 a Year MOST OFFICIALS 3IAKE SACRIFICES friends Especially Regret His Atti tude Because Everyone Concedes He Is Making Exceptionally Good Secretary By C. E. STEWART Washington, .July 18.—(Special.)—j Secretary of State Bryan has called down on his head a perfect storm of criticism of his recent statement to the effect that he was lecturing on the Chautauqua circuit in order to help pay feis expenses in Washington. It has been the subject of a sena torial resolution by Senator Bristow of Kansas, which bristfes with sarcasm arid humor, two elements that hitherto tio one suspected the Kansas senator of , possessing, which calls upon the Pres ident of the United States to inform Congress just what salary should be paid the Secretary of State to keep him off the lecture platform. Of course, Senator Bristowr do eg not seriously ex pect his resolution to pass the Senate, but he is making quite a good deal of capita] out of the incident. Even Mr. Bryan’s friends greatly re gret that he was unguarded enough to give utterance to such ati expression, even if he believed it, and many go so far as to say that it will deal a vigor ous blow to the Commoner’s great pop ularity wTith the common people whose champion he has always professed to be. Estimates on Bryan s Wealth All kinds of estimates have been made of the Secretary’s wealth and in come. some placing his possessions at above $1,000,000, and others at half that sum. It is conceded, however, that he is well off In worldly goods and the general line of criticism is to the effect that even if the $12,000 salary he re ceives did not meet his expenses tliai he could well afford to make up the difference as others have done in the came office, on less salary, and with consequently more to make up. The general sentiment in Congress— both among democrats and republicans — is, that when a man occupies a great office, and is in the pay of the govern ment. whether it be an elective office or appointive—that he should not neg lect the duties of that office in order to forward his own financial ends on the lecture platform. The sum total of this criticism is that he ought not to lecture at all, because while there ] might be times that he could be spared ; from his office, or the halls of Con gress without loss to the country, there must inevitably come some times when his duties and his lecturing engage ments would conflict and the govern ment would then he the loser. Made Cood Secretary of State It is considered most unfortunate by Mr, Bryan’s close friends that he has laid himself open to this attach. lie hae made good as Secretary of State, thereby disappointing his enemies. He has shown great loyalty to the admin istration and worked in the utmost harmony with the President, in spite of the predictions to the contrary that were indulged in all over the country when President Wilson named him as the premier of his cabinet. “It’s awful that one little error of Judgment, and I believe that it was an error of judgment.” said a high offi- j MRS. BRYAN IS THE NEW FAMILY CHAUFFElb. ■kU tfir% . _ _— —■ iilA/f. - rv Mrs . vj. J. biwan «*HOTO. BV TOWNUHO Secretary of State Bryan has a new chauffeur. Mrs. Bryan Is taking thi time from her social duties In the capital to drive the Secretary about in their shining new automobile. Mrs. Bryan is very skilful in piloting her big car and she excites admiration and envy among the fair sex. cial today, “should be taken up and become the instrument of such great embarrassment to u man, as this ut terance of Secretary Bryan's. Mr. Bry an lias the capacity for great public service; he has demonstrated that ca pacity. Not only that, but he is a man that the government needs right at this particular time, when a crisis in the re lations between this country and Mexi co is pending. It Is too bad that every one should overlook all his remarkable and exceptional qualities and his un questioned patriotism and loyalty and heap abuse and cruel criticism upon him for so trivial a mistake.’* Secretary Bryan himself, however, does not appear so much concerned. That is, if he is concerned witli all the furor he lias created lie does not seem so. and he most successfully conceals his emotions. Mr. Bryan frankly de fends his statement and lets It go at that. fie admits that it would be at the sacrifice of an income which he makes from the platform if he devoted all his time to his job, and he proposes to take his vacation making money on the chauta&iua circuit, in order that his yearly savings may continue. Secretary Bryan’s home in Washing ton is the old mansion of Gen. John A. Logan, for which he pays $4000 a year. Former Secretary Knox, who rented a house on diplomatic row on K street, paid $7000 a yegr, though during his term of office lie only received $8000, because the salary of Secretary of State was increased \ while .he was senator, and lie was debarred from the enjoy ment of the increase by a constitutional provision. The historians point out that many of Mr. Bryan's predecessors In comparatively recent years were wealthy. While Mr. Bryan may be perfectly just hied in making the statement from his point of view, there are many of his friends here who declare that he has made the greatest political blun der of his whole career. They do not believe that it will win much sympa thy from the great mass of people of the United .States, many of whom live on less than $1000 a year. It is very hard for them to understand that one man and his wife cannot live in tne greatest luxury on $1000 a month. -.-- i Cox Specials regularly $5, $5.50 and $6 Clearance * Sale Price 1 $4-40 In Cox Special Oxfords there is choice leather; master shoemaking and correct style. Not all Cox Specials are in the sale at £4.40; but there are styles enough to satisfy even the most particular chooser. Experts to fit you exactly. ' 1918 2d Avenue Until July 28,^ decided to make our new (Whalebone! brand plates for $4. They are the lightest and strongest plate known; do not cover the roof of the mouth; you can bite corn off the cob first time. Guar anteed 16 years. Full Set of Teeth .94 Gold Crown* .fit Bridge Work .fit Silver Killing* .50c Teeth Without Plates I NEW YORK PAINLESS DENTISTS l£utlre 2d Fluor Over >1 A >1 Hank, IWIftVi 2d Ave. Open Dally S a. in. to 8 p. m. Sunday 0 to 4. l.argeKt Dental Parlor South of the Dixie Line AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE < ompleti* 1’roteHlmi \uain<<t »IRE. TIIKFT. < OI.I.ISIOV TII-\MSPOHTATO»N \>l» l'ROPKHTl DAMAGE ALL IN ONE POLICY Ltvfrpmil and London and fitoh# Inauranor Cnitipnnv of >e-»r lork LOUIS V. CLARK & CO., Agents. rUO.VK BUT <ALI.—1‘HOVL—WHITE 4th AVE, AND 20th Ifc » \ NEWTON CONFESSES TO SERIES OF THEFTS AND WANTS TO DIE (Coutiuued from Cage Five) home and at Graham’s place the of ficers saw me and shot at me. The policeman was very close to me when he shot but he missed me. 1 ran away and don't know whether I was fol lowed or not. I never heard any dogs on my trail. As 1 had nothing on- me 1 went in several houses during the night and got some clothes and also some J c hange, and was coming back to Bir mingham to get shaved and then I was going to leave here forever, hut they caught, me—and now 1 don't care what happens." Charged With 17 liobberieH Newton is charged with 17 robberies in and about Birmingham. He was removed to the county jail from the city jail yes terday afternoon after being photograph ed a du his Bertillion measurements taken. A warrant charging burglary and grand larceny has been sworn out. His bond was set at $500. His wife. Mrs. Dora New-ton, is already in the county Jail charged with concealing stolen property. According to Thief of Police George Bodeker. the value of all the stolen prop erty found in possession of the Newtons will amount to about $2000. Newton says he does not remember every place that he has robbed While in Birmingham. Among | the places which he admitted he visited are: .1. R. Sadler’s grocery and dry goods store. Trawford's barber shop, G. W. Davis, residence; A. J. Hubert, resi dence; E. W. Isley, residence; T. L. Brent, residence; VV. T. Kyle, residence; T. J. Butler, residence; James R. Aycock, resi dence. and the Ernest Wyatt, residence. All these residences are in East Lake, near Seventy-fifth street, adjacent to Trot wood park. Newton stated that it was very eas\ to rob these houses as all he had to do was to walk In a house or lift a screen. ”1 stole everything from an adding machine to a rusty nail." was one of Newton's statements. He declared that lugging off a sewing machine was an easy job and a typewriter or an add ing machine did not weigh much. Feather beds were only a trifle to carry and an nexing a neighbor’s hog or cow were just minor incidents in the life of this dual character. Mrs. Newton Makes Statement Yesterday morning at the county jail Mrs. Newton signified that she was will ing to tell everything she knew and in the presence of Mrs. Hutchinson, proba tion officer, and Deputy Sheriff Jack Brown. Policeman R. F. Wyatt and De tective Don Taylor she made the following sworn statement: “Confession of Mis. Medora B. Newton, July 18. 1913: Married Louis Newton in Cincinnati. O., on March 30. 1904. Lived there one year and had rooms with a private family named Rodgers. Moved from Cincinnati to Pierceville. Jnd. Bought farm on In stallment plan about two or three miles out of town, nearest neighbor named Sfagner. Bought furniture from Steam & Co., on installment plan. Moved furni ture out of state without paying for it. “While at Pierceville Newton bought one dozen Braham chickens and after ward went back and stole more, don’t know how many. Was arrested for steal ing chickens and escaped. Then I was arrested, but case was thrown out of court. Husband went to St.'Louis. Mo., and left me at Pierceville and Mr. Creath, a lawyer, carried mail from me to my husband. “1 went to St. Louis, Mo., where we lived for some time. When he went out in the suburbs and robbed a store, and assaulted Officer Smiley with intent to kill, he was sent to Jefferson City for three years, muter the name of Gus New man and served his time. He returned to St. Louis and we lived the same as before. When he robbed saloons he would pour drinks in two glasses to make the officers think there were two men. While living on Chotean avenue, in St. Louis, he stole a solid gold watch, set with diamonds. * •“Spent 10 days In Louisville, and while there stole a beautiful black horse and buggy Traded horse for another horse and |40. Stole anoth^ horse at Farming ton. Mo., and took it to Monmouth, Ark., or Monmouth Springs, Ark. Broke into a jtwelery store in Monmouth Springs. Ark., and assaulted jeweler with Intent to kill and was sent up for three years, but es caped. Man from whom he *had stolen horse in Missouri read of the trouble and came to Monmouth Springs and got the horse. Escaped From Little Rock * Ho escaped from Little Rock and beat his way to St. Louis, and left me In a hos pital sick In Boonvllle, Ark. He later sent me a ticket to St. Louis. From St. Louis to Cullman we would stop at va rious places and he would go out. at nignt and steal lap robes, whips, etc. When we got to Cullman he traded the watch he had stolen to. Bud Byers of Cullman for a cow. I stayed while in Cullman with Mrs. NorUnberg, and he lived on various farms. Last Thanksgiving he stole a half of a hog and was accused of robbing a store, at the time he brought guns, and other plunder home. “We went from Cullman to Woodward, and livpd there until Christmas. We caine to Birmingham and lived at Twenty-fifth street and Avenue R. At Woodward he went under the name of Fred Berry. In Birmingham we roomed with a Mr. Crock er In January. 1913. we moved to Mad dox's farm at East Lake, and he went out at night and stole beds and all kinds of plunder. “My maiden name is Medora M. McMas LADY IRIS CAPELL DECLINES TO DANCE WITH PRINCE PAUL Servian Was Late in Claim ing Her and Is Severely ' Snubbed NEWS AND GOSSIP OF LONDON SOCIETY Duke of Sutherland Worried Himself Into Fatal Illness Over His Bie Canadian Properties—Compton Place “To Let-’ London. JJuly 19.—(Special.)—PM nee Paul of Hey Via is having the time of his life In London this season, flinging royal dignity to ihe winds anrl appar ently having but one object in view that of enjoying himself, of the fit ness of things he certainly lias a good ly notion, and unlike his elder brother —the crown prince of Servla that was he never does anything that could lie questioned in the slightest degree. Prince Paul goes to every important ball but he arranges with his hostess to dance only with the'girls he likes One of these is Lady E sex's little deb utante daughter. Lady Iris Capell. who is, of course, half American and who is going out tremendously and dancing i the soles off her feet every other night. Although now more than IS she still looks like a "flapper," possibly because for one reason, her mother, being a wise woman, dresses her very "youth fully." And she looks so sweet and de mure. yet is in reality, as cheeky as a parrot and witty with It. The other night she declined to dance with Prince Payl because he was a lit tle late In claiming her. She went off and waltzed the latter half of the dance with Prince Maurice of Batten berg. When anyone proposes to her— and it appears that several have—-she laughs for the very idea of marriage amuses her beyond words. Lady Essex is an in defatigable chaperon and goes every where with Lady Iris. Late hours try her a good deal, however, for she is far from* robust. Worried to Death by Poverty . The Duke of Sutherland's illness was attributed to the result of worry in con nection with his property in Canada. You know that* he has been selling choice bits of his enormous estates In England and putting all the moYiev he could lay his hands Win into the Domin ion. He was wildly enthusiastic about the country—in fact he talked so much on the subject of late that he was be ginning to be regarded as a bit of a bore. A typical Scotchman, he suffered much at parting with Stafford House, more especially as he knew in doing so lie was almost breaking "Milley’s” heart. One of his strongest characteristics was his hatred of society with a big S. though, like all Scots, his affection for his friends has ever been deep and sincere. The duchess In many things resembles American women of the bet ter class. She is always in her ele ment entertaining crowds and dis pensing splendid hospitalities, while her affection for American and admira tion far their talents and enterprise made her give many festivities in their honor. One of her closest friends Is Mrs. David Beatty, formerly Miss Ethel Field, of Chicago. This year the Duch ess gave a very smart ball in honor of the debut of Lady Essex’s daughter. When the duchess was the center of an admiring crowd at Stafford House the duke was often in a little top room studying blue books and statistics with a whisky and soda at his elbow. When ills wife ran up to see him he would greet her with "For Heaven's sake, shut that door. Mflly, for fear anyone will know I’m in the house." Wants to Rent Compton Place The duke of Devonshire Is loking for a tenant for Compton Place. East bourne. This lias caused considerable surprise, for the Cavendlsehes are • a proud race and ibis exquisite seaside mansion has never before been let The truth Is the duke is feeling bitterly having to pay the enormous sums which had to be forked out for death duties osl the property left by his uncle, tile late duke. Handsome as is the rent roll, the property was in parts in a had way and things all round carelessly done during the latler days of the late duke a ltd ills festive duchess, the beau tiful I,dulse. for so long a central fig ure in British society of the most ex clusive order, rt is said that Otto Kahn, the New York banker, has been looking at Compton Place, but whether he lias any intenlions of taking the place remains to he seen, lie tires rapidly of houses, so perhaps he is al ready becoming fed up with beautiful St. Dunstan's lodge. Regent's park. There Is a suite, of rooms at Compton Place which has been kepi sacred to King Edward, who used lo be a ‘con stant visitor there for week-ends His late majesty had an objection to drink ing out of glasses or cups used by other people and in one of the cupboards of these rooms are several beautifully cut glasses and some modern English china cups which • were always left there In order that the king might know his hostess considered his little weak ness. PERSONAL James Pettigrew Woodson, son of Maj. R 8. Woodson. U. S. army, formerly of this city, recently graduated with second •honor at the fMtadel, Charleston, 8. 0., one of the class A military colleges. He will enter the junior class in civil engi neering at the I 'Diversity of Wisconsin in September. tf*r. and T was horn in Mobile. My father’s name was S. H. McMaster. and he was cashier of the Mobile National bank; also the manager of the North American Life Insurance company. This is a true statement from 19Q4 until July IS, 1913. (Signed) "MKDORA B. NEWTON. “Witnesses: Jack W. Brown, deputy sheriff; R. F. Wyatt, police officer; E. L. Taylor, detective." Substantiates Confession The confession of Mrs. Newton was read to lx>uls Newton in the cfourity jail and he substantiated everything with the exception of putting whisky into two glasses to deceive the police officers, which he deniea. He also said that ne had never stolen a watch studded with diamonds. Asked as to whether lie was responsible for the reign of arson and other disorders in Cullman' in the past several months he said: ‘ No, I never did anything in Cull man but steal a hog The people out In Cullman just set fire to their own stores and houses for the insurance. T know that and can tel! a whole lot about it. Why. one firm after they burned up, just built up a nice new store with the insurance money. I am pretty bad and admit, every thing 1 did. hut please don’t rub it in. I have enough to answer for." Throughout last night Chief Bodeker was busy sending out descriptions of New ton and photographs to southern cities in the hope of getting some more informa tion about him. . Loveman, Joseph & Loeb Loveman, Joseph & Loeb This Store Closes Thursdays at 1 o’clock During July and August Summer Garments for Boys Boys’ Wash Suits 1.50 Suits 2.00 Suits 1.19 1.59 Hoys lotiK sleeves Kussian and Sailor Suits. On special table >* today. Made of excellent quality wash materials, in litflit and dark colors. Boys’ Knicker Pants 75c Pants 1.50 Pants 2.00 Pants .59 $1.25 1.50 Boys’ Knickerbocker Pants in mixtures. The very best mate rials used in serviceable shades and patterns. These are well tail ored and cut extra full. Boys’ 75c Blouses 59c Mother’s Friend Blouses, made of col ored materials and laundered. Pretty light and dark effects and neat patems. Washable Hats 50c Bovs’ washable Rail Rail Hats to match ^ ash Suits. In the lot you will find white and blue Ratine lints, White Repp Hats and black and white checked Hats. All new. Attention, Men! It Will Pay You Well To Choose Your Plot Weather Underwear Now 75c Underwear 59c Men’s Check Madras Athletic Underwear, made with coat shirt, no sleeves and knee length Irawers. Very comfortable summer Underwear. 50c Underwear 29c Men’s Balbriggan Undershirts, made with short sleeves. Kxtra good quality. No drawers to match these shirts is the reason of the big re duction in price. Men’s 50e Socks, 3 Pairs for $1 Men’s colored lisle and silk lisle Socks. In navv, grav, tan and heliotrope. (No lilacs in the lot.) Men’s 50c Washable Ties, 3 for $1 New washable Four-in-Hand Ties, in plain white, self stripe and colored stripe, on dark or light grounds. In all the wanted colorings. Wash Ties that are very popular now and the colors are warranted fast. 14.25 Night Shirts 98c l.iglit weight., sol'l quality French nainsook and- kmgcloth Night Shirts. Made without colhirs. You may choose between trimmed or plain white shirts. (Men’s Furnishings, Main Floor) Additions to Athens Hotel Athens. July J8.—(Special.)—A 15 room addition is being: added to the Ro.ss hotel in this place, which will give nuieh needed accommodation t<r the patrons of this hotel. The Itoss hotel is owned and operated by Mrs. Will C. Ho as, who succeeded to the inaiKi^uorient of the hotel two years ago at the death of her husband, who had jVISt gptten tile hotel well established j when he died. Mr. Koss was for many years a popular traveling man and was well known by all the drummers, and knew just how to please them. This hotel lias lost none of its popu larity and the needed addition was found to be Imperative. • 2 You may need this in the night. You will find blankets, neatly folded up on the foot of your berth, on the Frisco train to Colorado, so that you can conveniently pull them over you when the air becomes too cool. After crossing the Mississippi the Frisco train begins to climb. As the train goes up the mercury goes down, and your ride to Kansas City over the crest of the Ozarks, often calls for blankets. The Frisco takes the short cut to Colorado, over the Ozarks, and you get the benefit in beautiful scenery and cool, comfortable riding. Thru Sleepers to Colorado The route via Memphis and Kansas City is the high-road from the Southeast to Colorado. It is the route of least time and greatest coinfort. The Kansas City-Florida Special is equipped for the comfort of Colorado vacationists. It has splendid electric lighted Pullmans thru from Jacksonville, Atlanta, Birmingham and Memphis to Kansas City, Denver and Colorado Springs. No change of cars from tidewater to Rockies. Also carries modem electric lighted chair cars, and dining cars serving famous Fred Harvey meals. A vacation in Colorado will be profitable in enjoyment and health, and econom ical in coat. Railroad fares are low. Hotel and boarding house rates are reason able. Send for beautiful book on Colorado, and information about low fares, J. R. McGregor, District Passenger Agent 105 North Twentieth St, Birmingham, Ain.