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Department Pays interest on every dollar deposited therein and com pounds the interest quar terly. Depositors’ funds are SE CUKED by our capital and surplus of $3,000,000, as well as by the conservatism of onr officers and board of di rectors. Your savings account is cordially invited. The First National Bank “A National Bank for Sav ings” APOSTOLIC LETTER READ TO CATHOLICS Constantine Jubilee and Ple nary Indulgence—Con ditions Laid Down In the parish churches In this Cath olic diocese of Mobile an apostolic let ter from Pope Pius X was read at all the masses yesterday. The document established a universal jubilee In memory of the p^ice given by the Em peror Constantine. "Nothing indeed could be more fitting and opportune," says the Pope, "than the celebration of the edict promulgated at Milan by the Emperir Constantine the Great, fol lowing close upon the victory over Maxentius obtained under the glorious Standard of the Cross—the edict which put an end to the cruel persecution pf the Christians and placed them in pos session of the liberty bought' at the price of the blood of the JM vine Re deemer and the martyrs. Then at last the church militant guined the first of the those triumphs which through out its history have invariably fol lowed persecutions of every sort, and from that day ever Increasing benefits have accrued to the human race." Accompanying the Pope’s letter was a pastoral communication from the ltight Rev. Bishop K. P. Allen, ad dressed to his clergy- It was as fol lows: "In keeping with the command of our holy father, Pius X, as shown in the apostolic letter which I wish you to read to your people on the Sunday after its reception, the celebration of the jubilee, will begin immediately in the diocese of Mobile and continue until December 8, inclusive. "The conditions for gaining the plen ary Indulgence of the jubilee are as follows: 1. Confession and communion. 2. Two visits each are to be made to the cathedral, St. Vincent’s and St. Joseph's churches. In Montgomery, two visits each to St. Peter’s, St. Andrew’3 and St. John the Baptist’s chapel. In Birmingham, those living within the old city limits will pay two visits each to St. Paul’s, Our Lady of Sorrows' and the Immaculate Conception .churches. Those living in the suburban towns which now go to form Greater Bir mingham, will pay six visits to their respective parish churches, and the same will be done in all the other par ishes and missions of the diocese. These visits may be made on the same or on different days. "3. Prayer for the intention of the holy father, as stated in his letter an nouncing the jubilee. Any prayers may be said during these visits. "By a apeclal dispensation, children Who have not made their first holy communion may gain the Indulgence. 4. Almsgiving according to the means of the giver. A special blx appropriate of the giver. A special box appropriate church, and one-half of the offerings devoted to the poor and the local char ities, and the other half fcent to the chancellor for the diocesan charities— particularly the Infant asylum. "Please urge your people to gain the Indulgence of the jubilee without delay. There should be no one left in the diocese on December 8, who has not taken advantage of this great grace." AMUSEMENTS * ________ Orpheum—Musical Comedy A tabloid* musical comedy along en tirely new lines, differing from any other seen in Birmingham, is offered at the Orpheum this week in "Along the Pike," which Is a farce comedy of the average midway at a country fair. It Is heralded: •by newspapers as a. pleasant surprise wherever it has appeared this season. Majestic—Motion Pictures For the first time in its history the Majestic will offer this week an en tertainment of an hour and a half of feature motion picture films at reduced prices. The films are "ZIgomar HI," a continuation of a sensational duel of wits between a great bandit and a greVt de tective, and "Balaoo," the story of the man monkey. Prosperity or Panic —n THE genertil condition of business is never as good as it is believed to be in times of great prosperity, and is never as bad as it appears to be in periods of unusual depres sion. Facts are always exag gerated, whether good or bad. The man who is believed to be a millionaire is often worth only a tenth of that amount, and the apparent pauper who begs on the street sometimes owns blocks of real estate. Real Information is hard to get. We have made every effort in arranging sources of statistical information for our Monthly Trade Letter to secure the most dependable figures obtainable, and we believe that the business man who regularly reads our trade reports will be able at all times to answer in a satisfactory way the common question: ‘How's Business?” Birmingham Trust & Savings Go. Birmingham, Alabama 112-116 N. 20th St. Much Interest Aroused In Alfalfa Movement In the Black Belt This Week Men Interested in Farming Will Tour Section in a Train of Automobiles ' BIG PROGRAMME TO OPEN AT DEMOPOLIS Prominent Men From All Parts of State Expect To Be Present. Object Is to Encourage Al falfa Raising Indications are that a number of Bir mingham people who are Interested in ag ricultural pursuits and in the general progress of the state will leave here Tues day for the launching of the Alabama al falfa movement at Demop Otis Wednesday. Much interest is being taken in this movement in all parts of the state, and several local men have stated their inten tions of going If it is possible for them to get away from the city. Reports from the men engaged in work ing up the movement indicate that one of the most unique as well as one of the most profitable moves ever ^iade In the state toward its agricultural development will result from the three days’ pro gramme which has been mapped out. Large crowds are expected. The purpose of the whole affair is to arouse the Ala bama farmer to the value of alfalfa as a crop and to forcibly bring to the attention of the state the worth of the black belt lands for farming purposes. rrominem -men nave oeen" engaged to Prominent Men to Speak make speeches, and many forms of enter tainment will be furnished. Governor O’Neal will be present. The programme will begin at Demopolis Wednesday morn ing, after which a party of experts and farm owners will leave that city in an automobile train and will tour the black belt on an Inspection tour. The tour will include many of the black belt Awns, and at each town the local citizens have formed a programme for entertainment, Such as barbecues, speaking and so forth. The full three days’ programme of the affair Is as follows: August 13, 1913 8:35 a. rn.—Automobile train meets South ern railway alfalfa special at Demopolis. 9:30— Automobile train arrives at Prairie vllle, where alfalfa fields will be inspected by Joseph VV’lng, P. G. Holden and other alfalfa and soil experts; then back to De mopolis, where the first speech will be ma4e at 10 o'clock a. m. All speeches will be made from rostrum, erected in public square. 1 p. m.—Barbecue dinner will be served i In t’he public square. 2:30 p. m.—Automobile train moves east, 1 stopping first at Faunsdale at 3:30. | 4:30 p. m.—Automobile train reaches [ Union town. Short talks by agricultural ! experts w ill be made at Uniop^own dur ing the afternoon, and the principal ad ' dress will be delivered by P. G. Holden at 8:90 p. m., after which time the pas sengers of the automobile train, as well as all speakers, will be the guest? of Union town for the evening and night. A ban quet will be among the other entertain ments given by Uniontown. August 14, 1913 7:30 a. m.—Automobile train leases Unlontow-n for Marion and will make a five minute stop at Captain Hardle’s plan tation, arriving at Marion at 9:30 a. m., speaking until 12:30, when barbecue din ner will be served, the train leaving Marlon for Newberne at 1:30 p. m. "Will arrive at Newberne at 2:30 p. m. 3:30 p. m.—Automobile train arrives at Greensboro, where several talks will be made. Southern railway will run special train from Greensboro to Marion Junction and Selma, leaving Greensboro at 6 p. m. August 15, 1915 10 a. m.—Speaking will begin at Marion Junction. 1 p. m.—Big barbecue dinner at Marion Junction. Among expressions from prominent men in all sections of the state to, C. C. Clay, general manager of the Alabama alfalfa movement, are the following: Dr. J. F. Duggar of Auburn: “You may count on my presence and any help that the experiment stations at Auburn and Uniontown can extend. This move ment should not only encourage our own people having suitable soils to go more extensive into the culture of alfalfa, but also it will uttract national attention to the suitability of the lime soils of cen tral Alabama to the growth of this) sub urb crop.” B. L. Morse, state agent of United States department of Agriculture: “Your efforts looking toward the*production of more crops of this soil meets with our hearty approval, and we shall be glad to aid and encourage the plan in every way possible.” Dr. Milton C. Whitney, chief of the bureau of soil, Washington: “You have my hearty support in furthering this great development In every way that is in my power.” Kolb’s Indorsement Oapt. R. F. Kolb: “I am with you In ti ls movement and it will give mo pleas ure to be present.” / Prof. George H. Denny: “I am deeply interested in your meeting, anjl am in Governor O’Neal and His Staff Will Review The Fourth Regiment Today Governor Emmett O’Neal, accompanied by the members of his staff will re view the Fourth infantry regiment this afternoon at 5:30 o’clock at the parada ground of Camp ^Villiam H. Kittig at East Lake. The governor and several j members of his staff now are in the I city, having attended the funeral of the* i late Senator Joseph F. Johnston yes [ terday. Several others arrived last night and included General Joseph B. Scully. General W. B. Vaiden, Colonel W. L. Fitts, Colonel E. H. Jackson, Colonel Abercrombie, Colonel L. S. Betty and others. The members of the governor’s staff have been ordered to report at the Mor ris hotel this afternoon at 4 o'clock in service uniform, when the party will immediately leave for East Lake where ••••••••••••••••••••aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa#aaaaaaa, the troops will be reviewed by the gover nor at 5 o’clock. Colonel E. H. Graves and the officers of his command will meet the governor and his party and after greetings the troops will be re viewed. , Yesterday (he troops were given a day of rest other than the usual guard mount and dress parade. The regimental band, under direction of Prof. F. F. Meyers, gave a very .fine concert last night, the programme Including several high class selcctiors. This morning the regular duties of the day will be had, com pany drill and schools of instruction and guard mount in the morning, rifle prac tice at Boyles during the day, and dress parade and review of the troops by the governor in the evening. Colonel Graves and his officers extend an invitation to the people of the city to attend the en campment and to witness the review. BIG CAVALRY PARADE WILL BE FEATURE OF 1913 STATE FAIR One of 'the principle features of the approaching Alabama state fair will be Ridolph Berliner and his First Cavalry hand. In addition to being one of the real novelties of the entertainment Held, It will be the first time that a cavalry bard has been offered as a professional attraction and feature. There are 35 men in the organization, appearing in the parades, mounted and dismounted concerts, battle tableaus and other Impressive features. Among these are many men who have seen actual seivioa in the regular army, and in the n'lllltia and other organizations. The first sergeant was the first drum major at the head of a band marching through the streets of Manila to twirl a huge ba ton which created a -tremendous sensa tion among the natives. The organization is conducted on the lines of strict service detail, with regu lation duties, camp parade, concert and evolution, the military ceremonies of re veille, guard mount, raising and lowering the dolors, mess, stables and the full pro gramme an accurate replica of the regu lar service. Director Berliner has been officially commended as one of the most versatile and efficient band masters that ever served in the United States army. He served three years as bandmaster of the Second United States cavalry. Director Berliner is accredited with be ing a famous programme maker as in addition to his army experience he has been musical director of some of the lead ing metropolitan theatres. Some of his mounted concert features come as great surprises and he and his men are con stantly evolving new and interesting fea tures. >. While the regulation cavalry band is composed of 28 men, including cook and stable sergeant, the First cavalry band embraces 35 men, all splendidly mounted and trained to the last detail. In ad dition to handsome and perfectly trained mounts, the band is equipped with full cavalry service khaki uniforms, hors© trappings, guidons and paraphernalia. The men and horses have a fine martial bearing and when on parade present a most inspiring spectacle. • •...mm.Am.......... WILLI TODAY Will Organize and Elect Officers—Discuss New ' Books The newly appointed library board will meet this afternoon in the office of Com missioner Weatherly for the purpose of' perfecting its organization and to elect officers. 8luy will also decide on the term of office of each member of the board. Among the matters that will be dis cussed at tlie meeting is the shortage of books at some of the libraries, es pecially the hooks for the children’s de partments. It is understood that It will ccst about $25,000 to properly equip the live libraries of the city, and that th*3 means of raising this amount will be diecus&ed at the meeting to be held to day. The shortage of hooks Is very noticeable in one or two of the suburban libraries and this matter is one of the first things the board will take up on as suming the full duties of its office. full sympathy with all that, you are un dertaking to do.” President C. C. Thach: "We are particu larly interested in the magnificent possi bilities of the black land belt of our state.” E. Wilson, president National IIa.y grow ers’ association: “The black belt of Ala bama has been sleeping on its rights so long an awakening of the character which you are evidently designing to bring about, will be of material benefit not nnly to your territory, but to tho entire south.” Dr. W. D. Hunter, Washington: “The object of the meeting is a most impor tant and commendable one.” W. S. Keller: “Next to good roads I ajn interested in alfalfa.” Dr. H. E. Waernicke. Washington: “We are intensely interested in the alfalfa de velopment, and are glad of the oppor tunity at any time to lend our support and co-operation.” W. P. G. Harding: “The alfalfa move ment has my hearty approval, and means much for Alabama.” E. J. Buck: “I congratulate you on your movement, which means so much for our country.” W. W. Crawford: “The movement has iny hearty approval and I wishnt great success.” Many other leading men of the state and nation have indorsed the move ment and will attend the meetings. At Demopolls a special holiday has been declared by the mayor for Wed nesday by the following proclamation: Proclamation by the Mayor “Whereas, August 18 has been set aside and designated as a day for the promotion of the cause of the Alabama alfalfa movement, which movement has for its purpose the encouragement of better agricultural conditions in Ala bama, the diversification ar^d rotation of crops and more particularly the pledging of every farmer to grow al falfa and thereby enrich the soils, pro duce a money crop and secure a gen eral prosperity for the state; and, “Whereas, Demopolls, the capital of the alfalfa section of Alabama, has been designated as the place where the first meeting to promote the movement will be held, It being deemed wise to begin the movement In the heart of the alfalfa belt; and, “Whereas, I deem it to the interest and general welfure of our people that each and all of us encourage this great movement and give our hearty co operation in every possible manner, so as to make August 13 a red letter day in the agricultural history of Alabama. “Now, therefore, I, Jesse B. Hearin, mayor of the city of Demopolls, Ala., in order to promote and encourage the Alabama alfalfa movement, do hereby designate August 1.3 as a general hol iday and call upon the business men of tho city of Demopolls and our cit izens generally to observe the above mentioned date as a holiday and re quest that the day be given over to the entertainment of the visitors on that date. 1 "In testimony whereof, I have here unto set my hand and have caused the seal of the city of Demopolis to be affixed, this the 6th day of August, r 191 :t. jes.se b. hearin. . ‘Mayor. **W. JL Smith, City Clerk.” Crowd Attends Park Con cert—A Request Pro gramme Tuesday Memoirs band was heard in Capitol park yesterday afternoon by a vast crowd. Arid it was an eager and a dis criminating audience, too. All the mu sic rendered was beautiful but the ap plause was loudest, perhaps, over com positions of particular merit. The two numbers that seemed to be most ap preciated by those occupying the benches, were Chopin’s "March Fune bre ” played in memory of United States Senator .Joseph F. Johnston, and ‘‘Song of the Voyager,” by Pader ewski. The familiar fungal march had a fine interpretation and a fine per formance. It was sad, chastened and noble-but throughout was lifted above the sentimental; for when played on the piano or organ by amateurs this funeral classic is often made com monplace. At the conclusion of the march the band rose and played ‘‘The Star Spangled Banner." As "extras" many lovely gems were played. Altogether the concert was one of the best of the summer. Tomorrow' night the programme will be made up of request pieces. This is tonight’s programme: March. "Coronation," Meyerbeer. "First Heart Throbs," Eilenberg. Overture, "Nabuccodonosor," Verdi. Selection. "The Firefly,” Frilni. Spanish Gipsy dance, Valverde. Cosmopolitan overture, Prendville. TAKES PICTURES OF JOHNSTONFUNERAL J. Roy Hunt witli Ids moving picture camera yesterday "took” the impressive scenes of the funeral of the late United States Senator Joseph F. Johnston. He met the funeral train at tlie Terminal station early yesterday morning and took several hundred feet of the congressional committee that accompanied the remains. At the funeral services his camera was everywhere and the funeral cortege on its way from the residence to St. Mary’s-on the-HighlandB, passed directly before the lenses of his machine. According to Mr. Hunt excellent pictures were made of Governor Emmett O’Neal and the United States senators present. KNOX IS SILENT ON SENATE RACE Anniston, August 10.— (Special.)—W. P. Acker, member of the firm of Knox, Acker, Dixon & Sterne, stated Sunday afternoon that he was still without word from his partner, Col. John Bar i nejt Knox, as to his probable attitude in regard to the senatorial succession problem brought about by the death of Senator Johnston. It is believed Mr. Knox is on a fishing excursion and that he has not received notification of the junior senator’s death. __. « VAUDETTE THEATRE Now Under 'Same Management as the Alcazar A moving picture deal was consum mated Saturday by which the Vaudette theater will in the future be under the direction of the Alcazar, theater man agement. This means that the Vaudette will share with the Alcazar in receiving the entire service of Universal films ex clusively for Birmingham. The new management will make other improvements in the Vaudette and hope* to make this theater enjoy the same popularity with the moving picture pub lic as the Alcazar. Ipersonal L,. Block of the Parisian left yes terday for the eastern markets to pur chase one of the most complete and up to-date stock of goods ever seen In the ■oath. Forceful Sermon Delivered By Dr. J. W. Johnson RELIGION IS BUSINESS States All Parts of Human Life Should Bear Direct Relation To Religion—How To Be Successful With the earnestness and eloquence characteristic of him, Dr. J. W. John son delivered a forceful sermon yes terday morning at the First Methodist church on “Business Sense in Religion,” taking his text from Matt. 13:45, "The Kingdom of Heaven la like unto a merchant man.” Dr. Johnson spoke In part as follows: "Our forefathers used to rear a cross In the market place. It was a beautiful custom, I think. By it they testified that In all their dealings with one another they should be controlled by* the prin ciples of the cross. In other words, that the church should be taken into the market place. In our text, the Master brings the market place into the church, and applies its successful principles to the affairs of the King dom of God. The two belong to each other. God intended that they should. It is we who have divorced them, not the Lord. And so, this morning, 1 want to discuss these three propositions: Our business should have our relig ion—the cross should be erected in the market place.’ ‘Our religion should have our business—the market place should be brought into the church. 'OUr re ligion should be our business—we should “seek first” the Kingdom of UOCI. Business and Religion “First, our business should have our religion. No department of life is com plete without a vital relation to re ligion. This is Just as true of business as of anything else; and Christendom is coming more and more to feel that way about it. We are learning the sacredness of the secular today. There should never have been any divorce ment of the two. The man who is only religious on Sunday is held in con tempt today. The man who prays on i his knees In the church and preys on j ids neighbors in the market place is i labeled a hypocrit. The man who pro fesses to believe the gospel of Christ and practices only the gospel of get ting on is accounted a wordling. For If religion is for all life—the whole life—and it is, then it is just as much for the market place as il Is for the church; just as much for the office chair as it is for the cushioned pew; just as much for the grocery store as it is for the communion table. One rea son there are so many wrecks—is be cause religion is left out of character in business—is because'religion Is left out as a thing that is of life a part. A member of my church a few years ago met me on the street one morning and said, ‘You may take my name off the church roll.' I said, ‘what's the mat ter now?’ “He replied: ‘I cannot be religious adn follow the business I’m in. I say and do things unbecoming a Christian. 1 am provoked to it; and l want to quit the church; I don’t want to be a hypocrite. I said to him; ‘Why not quit your busi ness? Is your business more important than your religion?’ He thought for a mo ment very seriously and replied: No, my business is not the most important thin gin the world.’ Then I said: My friend, the business you are In is a legitimate one. The mistake you have made is not taking yotir religion into your business. If you will do that you will not lose your temper as you do; you will be true to yourself and to your fellow man and to God.’ Right Kind of Religion “Secondly, our religion should have our business. This Is the proposition ] wish to discuss more particularly this morn ing. Doubtless we all believe, though we do not all practice it, that our business should have our religion; but how many of us believe that our business qualifica tions should-be carried over into our re ligious life? But why not? “Our loot’d here compares a citizen of the kingdom of God to a merchantman, a busy business man who uses his busi ness sense in matters religious. He is Just as much absorbed in winning spiritual riches as he is in the pursuit or material gain. He is ns anxious to lay up treasure in heaven as he is to increase his bank account on earth. And our Lord com mends this. It is ns it should be. He needs men In carrying on the work of His kingdom in the world who will use their business sense in their religious life. In the beginning of his ministry He passed by the lake where some men were fishing, and he said, 'Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.’ He needed the ang ler's art in His kingdom. And how well these men used it, their after life tells. And again, He saw a man sitting at the receipt of custom, and He called him. He needed a man of detail. And it was Matthew who wrote the First Gospel set ting forth the life and ministry of Jesus with minute detail and scrupulous care. He called Luke, the physician, and he shows in the gospel which bears his name how well he used his knowledge of medi cine as he followed Jesus. There are some beautiful things in the healing ministry of Christ that would have been lost to the world but for Duke. Now the Master is just the same today, the kingdom is the same, and He still needs men who will use their business qualifications for His glory. This parable is an appeal to men to bring into religion the same wide awake business methods which they use so successfully in th^ market place, and which, strange to sa>Y they leave behind when they go to church. “J.et us consider a few of the qual ifications that are essential to suc cess in the market place and then let us bring them over into the church and the religious life and see if they are not also the secrets of success there. How To Succeed “A man In business to succeed must be wide awake. You hear it sgid of a man who is successful in bittiness. 'You never catch him napping,’ or ‘He ig always on the job.* A man like that always knows what he Is about. Ho keeps his fingers on the throbbing pulse of commerce. He keeps his alert eye on the weather vane of trade. When methods play out he abandons them at once. When the possibilities of the novel present themselves, he is not bound hand and foot by precedent. He is on the lookout for opportunity and grabs it by the forelock. He is wide awake! “It is as necessary for the church to watch the signs of the times as it Is for the merchant. It is as import ant that the church abandon worn out methods and adopt the new- as It Is for the man of business. I have some times wondered what would Impress a man most who departed this life 50 rears ago If he should return to the «arth today. He would see a bi?.nd now ■ '■ .■"■■■■■.. ■ ' ■ 11 1 .1 Christmas Savings News - I This week the Christmas Savings Club tor this year, in point of time, is half completed. By the cumulative plan, depositors will save from now on many times the amount already laid by. The members have been persistent, even as the amounts increased week by week. It will be a substantial amount that will be distributed for Christmas. After that another Club will start for 1914. AmericanTrust^avingsRam WHITE WOMAN DIES IN CITYJAIL* CELL Annie Summers Was “Dope Fiend” and Has No Rela tives Known Here The eternal sleep came suddenly to one Annie Summers yesterday after noon. It did not come peacefully, but after an hour of torture In which An nie suffered terribly for all her past misdeeds, her emaciated form quivered convulsively and then was still. Death to Annie Summers came in the city jail where she was confined as «t •dope fiend” in a cell where roaches and huge water bugs and the slime and the smells were horrible. There was no loving hand to rub the brow of Annie as she lay. She was not soothed by the knowledge that loving relatives were at her bedside: for only a negro “trusty” was present and the accom panying ode to her death was the wild song of bawdry women mingling a' times with the coarse, unrestrained laughter of negro wenches. Annie Summers died in the city jail without friends, and without honor. She was about 35 years old and looked twice that. She was not well known to the police and whether she has any relatives in Birmingham is not known. She was arrested Saturday night about 8:30 o’clock by Officer Alexander on Second avenue. The only charge against her was that she was a “dope fiend.’’ According to the story of Warden Evans of the city Jail, Annie Summers complained about 4 o’clock to a ne gro “trusty" that she was sick and Dr. Charles Whelan was sent for. Her death followed at 5 o’clock in the Jail hospital, where Dr. Whelan had her removed upon his arrival. “Thera will be a thorough probe into the death of Annie Summers," said Chief of Police George H. Bodeker last night. I "I will ask rliat a written report of the death be made to me at once by the wardens in charge. "if there has been any negligence in letting this woman die without care the parties responsible will be exposed. 1 will ask the wardens to explain just what condition the woman was in when she entered the jail and when it was re ported that she was sick and just what care she received. These facts 1 will de mand of tiie wardens tomorrow morn ing.’’ «. City Physician Charles Whelan would say very little of the affair. Coroner C. I.#. Spain was notified of the death last night and will look into it this morning. business world, going at a pace that lie never dreamed possible 50 y£ars ago, equipped in a way that would make him stare with open-eyed wonder. But l imagine he would have no trouble recognizing the church. He would see it droning away with the same old methods in the same old way, whether they were meeting the needs of times (or not. If he should remonstrate with | the people about their lack of enter prise they would toll him that they were following in the old paths. Sen timent and not business sense controls our churches in their work today. It was so in the days of the Master, and that was why he said, ‘The children of this world are* In their generation wiser than the children of light.’ Anything novel is viewed with suspicion. The men and religion movement failed to Interest the people of Birmingham. It was against precedent, that was all, and they were suspicious. I hace thought that John Wesley would have indorsed it. He tried to bring the church and the times together, and some of his methods are considered novel even till this day. We haven’t caught up with Wesley yet.” Religion Is Business At till* point Dr. Johnson told of how decision, daring and system are neces sary business qualifications and illus trated tile importance of each arid of the part that they played In tho busings fc(.me. Continuing, he said: "And now' for the third division, I have been a long time coming to it, and have but little time left. Our religion should be our business. The Presbyterian cate chism says: 'The chief end of man Is to glorify God and enjoy him forever.’ That was the ldeul of Jesus. From tile beginning to end of his life His religion was His Business At the age of 12, when His parents lost Him and return ing found Him in the temple, and rem onstrated with Him, He said: 'Know ye not thut I must be about My Father's business.' HI* Father's business was Hi*. And later He said: ‘I must work the •works of Him that sent Me while it is day.' And at Jacob's well, after the con vresetHgl with the Samaritan woman. He said: ‘My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me.' His religion was His busi ness. And so with St. Paul: ’This one thing I do.' Ever>’thlng elae was mart'’ subservient to 'this one thing. And if we are to truly follow Jesus it should be so In our lives. Whatever we are en gaged in, we should look through it and beyond it to the glory of God. I don’t believe all men should be minister; far fro mit. r sometimes think that had been better if some who ore In it had taken up something else. Some men could proHCh better through the money they could make for the kingdom than they are now preaching from the sacred desk. But tho great thing In both minister and lavman Is to put the kingdom of God first and seek It first in all things. I remem ber meeting a man at Oxanna several years ago. I was struck with the spirit of the man, his seal and his tact in win ning .souls for the Master. I asked a neighbor what, bis business was; what do you suppose he told me? He said; 'He Is a builder, but hi* real business is his religion. He drives nails to pay ex penses.' A finer tribute could be paid no child of God!" $24.85 Baltimore and Return Via eSaboard • Sold August 22. 22, 24. New steel dining curs. Through steel trains. Good Things to Eat, See and Hear Are Planned BARBECUE AND RACES Place Decided Upon la North Bir* mingham Park—Judge Lane and Chief ISodeker Will Be Among Orators II .v RICHARD F. IJSsilli The annual picnic and barbecue of the city police will take place Tues day at North Birin Ingham park. There, under the ".spreading chesnut tree,” or other trees, the rotund, slim, short, long or lanky guardians of ttie peace and henchmen of Judge A. O. Lane will gather with tlielr wives and daughters; I and the caravanserai at North Bir mingham park will harbor a barbecue such as has never been seen. The outing will be for the entire day. Ball games between the "fats” and "leans" will be staged. Foot races will be featured and Chief of Police George H. Bodeker will enter the 100 yard sprint in preparation of his run for sheriff of Jefferson county. Vari ous other forms of athletic sports will occupy tlie attention of the officers, such as potato races, riding a wheel barrow and chasing the greased pig. In the form of equatic sport the ma jority of the officers are expected to swim the "Wurtzburger” or at least in it. Will Be Dancing For the ladies at the barbecue and picnic there will b'e dancing and prizes will be offered for the best "turkey trotters." A special platform or "trot toir" Ju being built for the occasion. That the barbecue and picnic will be a success is assured as the "Bur glar's Union of Birmingham” passed resolutions last night to curb all ac tivities Tuesday In order that the po lice might take a day off. The gen eral public has also been sounded on the matter and it w'as heartily agreed that no one would break the traffic laws. A feature of the picnic is that the citizens and citffcenesses of Bir mingham are left on their honor to obey the laws of the community. Interspersed with the sports and the frolics at the police picnic the orators will also have an Inning. Commission er A. O. Lane is expected to make a lengthy address on ‘'Getting Results Out of a .Small Police Force by Work ing It 24 Hours a Day.” Chief Bod eker will also speak on his favorite subject, "Why 'September Morn’ Can not be seen on an August Morning in Birmingham.” Detective Tom Williams will also deliver an enlightening ad dress on "The Tangible Value of Hops.*' To Be Gala Occasion It promises to be a gala occasion, this police picnic, as many prominent folk have promised to go. Owing to the corrugated condition of the back of their necks, the committee on in vitations frowned on inviting the po lice reporters but later changed their mind after Chief Bodeker had placed the scribes upon a bond to keep the peace and t lie "Gyp the Bloods’ of the prosaic press will mingle with tiia elite of police society Tuesday. To the populace at large: Remember! The day is— Tuesday. The place is— Nortii Birmingham park, and— There will be a good time; the band will play, the turkey trotters will trot, the ball players will play ball, th.» orators will orate and the thirsty will be in clover, for the refrain will be warbled: "It’s always fair weather when good fellows get together.” ELLIS PRELIMINARY TRIAL OCCURS TODAY Understood Defendant WiU Enter Plea of Self Defense The preliminary trial of Ed Ellis, charged with the murder of Ix>uis W. (Pat) Roney, will be held this afternoon before Judge H. B. Abernethy of tho court of common pleas. Assistant Solici tor Ed Winston will represent the state. The defendant’s attorneys will be his brother. Hugh Ellis and John McQueen. Tt is understood the defendant will not deny the shooting, but will enter a plea of self-defense. The killing of Roney occurred about 10 days ago on Secondl avenue near Nineteenth street, and was the result of a quarrel between the two men which ended with the almost instant death of Roney. Both the parties are well known in the city, Ellis having lived here many years. It is said that the attorneys for the defendant will maxe a strong effort to obtain his release, their 1 contentions being that the killing w&g justifiable.