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Our Savings
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
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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.
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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.
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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
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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!"
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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.

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