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Account Place it with this bank and enjov the SECURITY and CONVENIENCE of a conservatively manage d bank. Collections of checks and drafts are promptly made. Travelers checks and money orders are issued. Loans on approved collat eral granted. We can help you in busi ness. Capital $1,500,000 Surplus $1,500,000 The First National Bank MR. JULIAN AGREES WITH STATEMENT OF WALKER PERCY Associate Railroad Com missioner Thinks Public Service Commission Should Be Created That he agreed heartily with the state ment of Walker Percy that a public service corporation commission should ‘be created to handle corporations In this state was an Informal statement of Frank N. Julian, associate Tailroad commls eloner, while in Birmingham for a short time yesterday. The statement of Mr. Percy was made in connection with the purchase of the Peoples company prop In reference to the purchase Mr. Percy, In a detailed statement, said that the railroad commission, after a hearing here, declined to issue an order in the rate case because of lacking authority In that proposition. The necessity for a public service commission to handle such un usual questions as was presented In the Bell case was at that time considered by Mr. Julian and subsequently concurred in by Mr. Percy and then again by Mr. Percy in his statement made yesterday. Mr. Julian, who hats served as secre tary of state and associate railroad com missioner for some years, said yester day that Alabama was progressive enough to warrant such legislation and had enough corporate interests in this: state for such a law. "I have maintained for some months that the state should have a public serv ice commission," said Mr. Julian yester day. “The points in that respect made by Mr. Percy yesterday are in line with what I have said on that proposition for some years. We tried at the last session to get such a law passed but In the rush of things It was overlooked. At the forthcoming session It Is certainly necessary that a public service commis sion be created and appointed. The Bell telephone < ase, wherein we did not pos sess any authority to Interfere, presented sufficient proof that such a commission Is needed. I have no doubt but what this forthcoming legislature will see to that commission. Mr. Julian was here yesterday on per sonal business. He was the guest during the day of N. Steele Andrews and will return to Montgomery this morning. Real Estate Transfers Deeds were placed on record yester day In the office of the probate court showing the following transfers of property, the consideration being $1009 or more: $5500—W. G. Tyler to S. L. Graham, part of lot 7, block 19, of J. M. Ware’s addition to the city of Birmingham. $1261.80—C. W. Mills to M. B. Wil liams, east 4"% feet of lots 1, 2 and 3 of Webb & Wood's South Highland sub division. $1000—L. S. Selman to J. S. Marks, Jr., lots 10 and 11, block 30 of the survey known as Tharpe Place addi tion. $1250—S. E. Webb to W. G. Tyler, diagonal half of southeast quarter of southeast quarter of section 5, town Bhlp 19, range 2 west. $1500—S. J* Graham to Sainmle E. Webb, part of lot 7, block 19 of J. M. Ware’s addition to the city of Bir mingham. Plan to Halt Liner Seattle, Washington, August 14.—Plans to halt the liner Empress of Rusisa at sea and take off Prince Stanislaus Sulkowski, carefully worked out by the United States marshal’s office and the revenue cutter service, failed Wednesday, because the commander of the steamship declined to co-operate. . *24.85 BALTIMORE AND RETURN AUG. 22-23-24, LIMIT SEPT. 4 VIA SOUTHERN RAILWAY. THREE MEMBERS OF BOARD OF REVENUE AID ROAD WORKERS Pennington, McGeever and Lovelady Labor Under Hoolihan DAY IS OBSERVED OVER THE COUNTY — Munger Work Mt. Pinson Road—Rountree Delighted at Re sult of First of Good Roads Days By CHARLES H. MANDY Reports to the headquarters of Secre tary Rountree of the Alabama Good Roads association Indicated that yester day, the first of the three goods roads days, had been generally observed over Jefferson county. Members of the board of revenue put In a half day repairing the county roads yesterday. Larry Pennington wielded a pick like an old timer, singing a negro chant as he drove the sharp pointed in strument about two Inches in the ground with each mighty lick. Hugh McGeever swung a shovel with good effect, and removed at least two cup fuls of dirt In about 80 minutes. Dr. R. F. Lovelady tried both pick and shovel and if he was not an adept in the use of either implement he at least should be given credit for making the effort. Asa Rountree, bedecked in a suit of overalls, gave a good example of how to get in everybody’s way, but when It came to telling the other fellow how It should be done he was right there. Road Overseer Hoolihan, who was In charge of the work, was in his element. He had the pleasure of bossing for the time being the men who for the past year have been bossing him. He made them get in line with the rest of the paid road workers and called them good and hard if they lagged behind. in _ ... — I. . .Y « l,memlmra e\t thp I board and the other volunteer road build ers for half a day and he states they did good work, everything being considered. Unused to the hot sun and the somewhat strenuous labor, they w’ere soon bathed In perspiration, but stuck gamely to their self imposed task until the time to knock off came around. They were employed in repairing the Twenty-seventh street road near the Helen-Bess ore mines, where Hoad Overseer Hoolihan has a force at work. In the event the members of the board are able to travel today after their strenuous operations of yesterday they will go to Vanderbilt this morning and lentf their aid in building and repairing the road at that point. In the morning Mr. Rountree worked for four hours with a “gang" on the Lewteburg-Sayerton road. Last night he was tired but happy at the result of the first of the three days. A party headed by R. t*. Mungxl worked on the Mt. Pinson road and cleaned the right of way and made Other improvements. On the Male Springs road volunteers put in a hard day's work and materially improved the highway. In addition there were about 15 or 20 parties at work in different sec tions of the county. There were many spectators, large numbers of people coming out in automobiles to look on at the work. Some brought refresh ments and cheered the workers on. There are no set plans for today in the county hut the work will he con tinued. At Leeds there will he a big meeting and the citizens will work the roads until noon when a barbecue will he served. At Vandiver there will be a similar meeting. am dellgnted with the result of the movement," said .1. Asa Rountree last night. “We have succeeded in making large numbers of people talk about good roods and take an interest in them. Not only that hut we have done more than talk for 1 believe that the county highways will be materially improved hb a result of the three days' labor of the citizens interested. Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were Issued yesterday in the office of tho probate clerk: T. L. Walker of West Point and Miss Evle McKee. David F. Brown of Birmingham and Mrs. Effle Jackson Clark. John B. Bryant of Enslcy and Miss Annie Mae Domonlco. A. L. Parker of Birmingham and Miss Clare Hogan. J. P. Thomas of Belle Ellen and Miss Mary Horton. J. E. Ferguson of Birmingham and Mrs. Louise Capshaw. Andrews Here Yesterday W. S. Andrews, general superintendent of transportation for the Queen and Crescent route, was in Birmingham yes terday. He held a cousultatlon with J. W. Evans, superintendent of this divi sion, and other officials while in the city. His visit was in connection with the general routine of affairs here. Mr. An drews said that business is good at this time, relatively speaking, and that even better volume was expected during the coming few weeks. Mr. Andrew’s said that the most conservative men believed that the fall trade would be splendid. WHY SHOULD WOMAN WORK? “Yerb” Doctor Who Says He “Grubs fer de Yerbs and Rubs fer de Rheumatics,’’ Proves Interesting Witness By CHABI.ES h. maydy Id the beginning the fiat was laid down that man should earn his living In the sweat of his brow\ Judging from authentic history, it would seem that as the years passed on woman became the hewer of wood and drawer of water. Certain it is that among all the savage tribes the bulk of the man ual labor is performed by woman. Why, even in this enlightened day a song entitled "Everybody Works But Fath er," attained quite a popularity and the expression, "Let the Women Do the Work" was frequently’ heard. The colored population still retains to a certain degree this trait of their savage forbears, judging from the num ber of married colored women who take in "washin’ an* ironin’ ’* who appear from time to time in the police court of the city. But this ancient tradition of the colored folk was set aside by Joe Walker, a twenty-third degree member of the hookworm society, col ored, who, according to the testimony presented before Judge Jelks Cabaniss of the police court yesterday, not only declined to work himself but forbade the wife of his bosom to engage in toil or labor. According to the testimony of wit nesses Joe came home the other day about supper time. His wife was ab sent and as a consequence no rations had been prepared. Joe was informed by a neighbor that his wife, Seiina, had got a job and was at wont. This aroused Joe’s ire to such an extent that when Belina returned home he loudly upbraided her and declared she should work no more. .She retaliated by calling him 47 kinds of a no-account nigger, which caused Joe to open hos tilities by throwing a saucer at her head, which, needless to say, broke into a thousand pieces and Inflicted a cut on her kinky covered pate. Belina grabbed a knife and went for Joe. It was said she wielded the blade with such good effect that when the skirmish was ended Joe’s anatomy was sliced and slashed in the most ap proved style. At this time interference was had and a policeman appeared on the scene. Joe made a getaway, how ever, but Selina was put under arrest for an assault with a knife and the case was tried yesterday morning. The arresting officer and one of th© eye witnesses testified as to the facts above stated. Joe was not present, as when last seen he was headed for Bessemer at a 2:40 clip. The defend ant did not deny having a knife in her possession and that she had cut Joe, but insisted that it was nothing but a mere scratch on his arm and that ho was keeping away from the court to avoid getting arrested him self. The defendant introduced an an cient Ethiopian to testify in her be half. “What is your name?” asked Judge Cabaniss. “Ephriam Jason, sah, but dey calls me Doctah Jason." “Are you a practicing physician?” "Yassah, dat's hit. Ah is practicin’ on any on© dat will let me. Yo’ see. jedge, Ah is a yerb doctah an’ a rub ber.” **An herb doctor and a rubber—what do you mean?” "Ah grubs fer rle yerbs an’ ruba fer de rheumatics." “What do you know about this case?” “Ah knows dat nigger .Ice raised de fuss. He don't work hisself an’ won’t let his wife work, so dey don’t work ’tall.” “Who supports them?’’ “Ah dunno. sah, but 'Ah loaned dem a quarter las’ week.” “The high cost of living is not much of a problem with them if they can sub sist for a week on a quarter. What do you know about this alleged cuttin?” “Dey war’nt no cuttin’. jedge, onless hit war de way dat Joe cut up an' started ter fuss." “But as a matter of fact, he was cut on the arm, was he not?” “Nossah, not what yo’ mought call er cut; hit war jest er scratch: ’sides he done busted er sasses on her haid.” “T am Inclined to think Jo© is about as much to blame a.s Selina and as he is not present I will discharge the | defendant. Anyone who has solved the cost of living to th© point that they! can get along on a quarter a wTeek is j du© some consideration. 1 don t quite ] understand the objection of Joe to his i wife working if she wants to; it is certainly a new one on me. Next case.” Gala Night in Capitol Park. Tonight’s Programme a Good One Memoli and his band celebrated in Cap itol park last night the one-hundredth birthday anniversary of Richard Wag ner. The crowd was immense. It was, in fact, the record breaking crowd of the summer. Fifteen minutes before the time for beginning the concert every seat was occupied and many men and women were standing. When the conductor took up his baton for the opening march a thousand or more people were sitting on the grass and during the entire pro gramme hundreds of music lovers stood. This was taken as conclusive evidence that the people enjoy the highest class of music. It was a gala occasion. The bandstand was tastefully decorated with German and American flags and bunting. A pic ture of Wagner was displayed from the center post of the bandstand. This was the programme: March from "Tannhauser.'* Overture, "Flying Dutchman." Grand selection. "Tannhauser.” Soprano solo, “Elizabeth’s Prayer" (Tannhauser), Miss Lucy Broad us Dickin son. i i uv'VQBiuii ui nit- nuij jxniKiii.’i, irar sifnl). Prize song from “The Meistersingei*” Grand selection, “Lohengrin.” The baud acquitted itself with great credit. Large symphony orchestras are used to rendering such programmes as the above but for a brass and reed band to play acceptably these numbers fre quent and honest rehearsal was neces sary. Mr. Memoll gave unmistakable evi dence of his interpretative authority and his skill in directorship. The difficult overture to the "Flying Dutchman” and the “Lohengrin” number were especially well performed. Every number on the programme was heartily applauded. A feature of the evening was Miss Dickinson’s singing, with band accompani ment. This lady has an uncommonly good voice and her vocalization is artist like. She delivered the beautiful prayer— Elizabeth's Prayer—from “Tannhauser,” with dramatic feeling and yet with prop er repose. Few professional singers who have appeared in Birmingham have made a finer impression than Miss Dickinson did last night. This is tonight's programme: March from Aida. Verdi. Overture. “Don Juan," Mozart. Chilian Dance, Missud. Serenade, “A Night In Venice," Lampe. Selection, "Wang,” Morse. American fantasia, Tobani. STEGER IS CRUSHED Switch Engine Backs Into Cars While He Was Uncoupling Them Richard Steger, aged 21 years, yard foreman of the Louisville and Nashville railroad, was instantly killed about i o’clock yesterday morning. While un coupling two freight cars, a switch engine backed into the cars and Steger was crushed beneath the wheels. Tho accident happened at Fourteenth street and Railroad avenue. The deceased at the time of his death was directing a night switching crew and had been in the employ of the Louisville and Nashville railroad for several years. He was a brother in-law of Detective Paul Cole of the local police force. Mr. Steger is survived by his par ents. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Steger, of Clan ton; two brothers. J. A. Steger, Jr., of Orrville. and Marion Steger. an engi neer of the MevScan Central railway; two sisters. Mrs. C. S. Martin of Clan ton and Mrs. Paul Cole of Birmingham. The remains were sent to Huntsville lust night for interment by Shaw & Sons. gZK.TA PHILADELPHIA AND RETl RN AIG. Hi, LIMIT 10 DAYS. VIA SOUTHERN RAILWAY. To Bring Own Mounts to Next Encampment of Fourth Regiment When It comes to a little matter of 20 or 25 horses to be used by the state militia, CnJ. E. H. Graves is there. Being some what annoyed over the enforced use of hack horses during the encampment of his regiment here. Colonel Graves of the Fourth regiment proposes to bring a few of his own horses to the next encamp ment. This will be without cost to the state. Colonel Graves said yesterday that he hut! 20 or more horses down at Eufaula thal were not working this time of the year. The experience at this camp, said j Colonel Graves, has convinced him that it is necessary in order for the soldiers to be properly mourned to bring the horses from Eufaula. The colonel of the Fourth was considerably annoyed during the en campment of Ills regiment on account of the inferior stock that was offered for the staff. The horses, it is said, shied at the band, the signal corps and even the hospital corps. Hereafter this will not be I he case, according to Colonel Graves, who said yesterday he would bundle up about 25 real horses from Eufaula ami Larry them to the next encampment. "The government held that I could not supply the horses and charge for them," said Colonel Graves, "and doubtless that Is right. However, I can send 25 of my own horses here next. time and not charge for them, which will certainly not be looked upon with disfavor by the govern ment. 1 prefer this instead of the hack horses that were furnished us during this encampment.” Colonel Graves announced last night that all bills for supplies for the recent encampment of the Fourth Alabama regi ment at East Hake had been checked up by the quartermaster and indorsed by him and forwarded to Montgomery for payment. In view of the fact that the tie ops were not paid off wrhen the camp broke up Colonel Graves thought that there might be some apprehension about the bills due the local merchants. He says that all bills will be promptly paid after they have been audited and gone through the proper channels. ODD FELLOWS FLAN EXCURSION TO HOME Special Train to Orphans’ Home at Cullman Labor Day—Cramton Here Making Arrangemnets Fred J. Cramton of Montgomery, grand master of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, is in the city perfecting arrange ments for the excursion to the Odd Fel lows Orphans’ home at Cullman on Labor Day, September 1. A special train with low rates will be run from Birmingham and all points over the Louisville and Nashville railroad to Cullman on that date. Grand Master Cramton states that everybody is invited, not only all branches o!' the order, blit the public generally. Those who wish can bring a basket din ner, those who do not, can be furnished with a barbecue on the grounds. Other refreshments will also be served.' the proceeds to go to the Rebekah assembly to assist them in building the sanitary dairy barn they are now building. There will be a very Interesting pro gramme. consisting of songs and recita tions by the home children, hand of music, interesting addresses by prom inent Odd Fellows, a trip of inspection over the farm, viewing the Berkshire hogs and Holstein cattle, silo and Rebekah dairy barn, and a visit through the buildings. Games and races will be an interesting feature. Running race, three-legged race, potato race, lemon race. Odd Fellow race, 100 yards: Rebekah race. 50 yards; climb ing greasy pole; catching the greasy pig; pie-eating contest, and many other amus ing events will be pulled off. Other data and schedule of train will be announced later. E. B. Miller, super intendent of the home at Cullman, is also in the city to purchase material for the new dairy barn that is being erected at the home by the Rebekahs of the State. Building Permits The following building permits were is sued yesterday in the office of the build ing inspector: $1100—Central Park Baptist church. Cen tral Park station: One frame building. $1200—W. X. GrifTin, 7500 First avenue: Remodeling frame house. $2000—L. S. Selman. Pearson and Dove streets, West End: Two one-story frame I houses. CLAYTON WILL BE SEATED IN SENATE WITHIN TEN DAYS —Senator Bankhead If Senate Itself Hesitates O’Neal Can Call the Legislature at Once ALL CAN BE DONE WITHIN TEN DAYS Senator Leaving for Washington and Will Formally Present Clayton's Credentials Either Saturday or Monday “I am of the opinion that Henry Clay ton will be seated within 10 days.” This was a statement made by Senator John H. Bankhead as he passed through Birmingham yesterday at noon en route to Washington. 'T am still convinced that the governor had the legal right to make the appoint ment, and even if it is ultimately deter mined that In the opinion of the majority of the members of the Senate he had no such right, then I am still imbued with the idea that the most expeditious method of determining the problem was by mak ing the appointment.” Senator Bankhead was most confident in speech and appearance. He will reach Washington Saturday morning, and will present Mr. Clayton s credentials either tomorrow or Monday. He will, while pre senting the credentials, make a state ment in regard to the opinion held by Ala bama Jurists, and will later In all proba bility be called upon by the committee on privileges and elections to make a detailed explanation. Republicans Will Cause Delay "In considering this matter," stated Sen ator Bankhead, "we may go upon the pre sumption that with the vote in the Sen ate as close as it is, the confirmation of the new senator, it matters little in what manner his selection might have been achieved, would have been opposed by the republicans. This would have caused a great delay. The republicans would have thrown obstacles in the way had there oc curred a special election, or had the gov ernor made the appointment following a special term of the legislature. Every ar gument would have been brought to bear with the general object in view of secur ing delay. The vote is close enough to keep the republicans always full of hope that something might occur to prevent the passage of the tariff legislation. "Now, there is the chance of the Sen ate seating Mr. Clayton at once. But In case he Is not sealed at once, what will occur? Why, the matter will be referred to the committee on elections and privi leges. If the members of the committee are as unanimously of the opinion as the newspapers would have us believe, that the appointment of Mr. Clayton was un constitutional. then It will require those members but a very few moments to give notice that. Clayton must not be con firmed. Then we will ask the Senate for instructions. What shall we do. Senate? And we will In all probability be told that the governor should call the legis lature in extra session for the purpose of securing the passage of a joint reso lution authorizing him to make an ap pointment pending the arrival of a date for a special election. Pledge Seat to Clayton "When we are so notified, we will Have pledged the Senate to seat Mr. Clayton without a struggle after the governor has followed the Instructions of the Senate. Then we will telegraph the governor. Then the governor will assemble tin* leg islature for the specific purpbse of secur ing the passage of the joint resolutions. On account of the fact that nothing else will he contemplated In the call save the passage of this resolution, It will not be a matter of such Importance as to waste time in the filling of legislative vacancies. The governor can convene the legislature in three days. The legislature is already organized. The resolution can be instant ly presented and instantly voted. There will be no necessity for the preparation of a bill for the joint resolution will be Just as effective. "Then the governor will telegraph the Senate that he has appointed Mr. Clayton and that his credentials are en route. Mr. Clayton will be instantly seated. "So, even if he is not seated on the authority of his present credentials, there seems to be reason In my contention that be will be seated within a period of 10 days." COMER IS SILENT ON HENDERSON SPEECH Had Not Read Account of Meeting—May Reply This Afternoon The speech at Troy made by Charles Henderson, president of the railroad com mission, and candidate for governor, had not heen read last night by former Gov. B. B. Comer, against whom Mr. Hender son made many general charges. The former governor was at his office yester day and was later at home for the even ing. He did not make any statement In reference to the speech of Mr. Henderson for the reason that he had been unable to scan the quoted remarks when asked about them. It Is understood, however, that Governor Center will reply to the remarks of Mr. j Henderson this afternoon. This, however was speculative last night. Governor Coiner has no plans at this time of quit ting the state for his vacation. He said that vacation plans were not arranged yet, although It Is generally known that his physicians have advised a complete rest until fall. Governor Comer will speak Monday at Ft. Payne, and will deliver an address the following Monday. That Is his programme thus far outlined. To Call Conference New York, August 14.—A. Barton Hep burn. chairman of the commission of the American Bankers' association, t day Issued a call for a confer,I.. bankers of the country to uibcush the; pending currency bill In Chicago on Au gust 22. Wrightsville Beach 112 fifteen days, August 16, via Seaboard. Signing a Check Yourself Is a readier way to get money in an emergency than persuading somebody else to sign one. When you invest in the Savings Department of this bank you own a security that can be used at once when the need conies—simply sign a check. No matter if it is small to begin with, our Savings Tellers will gladly receive your account and explain any feature of savings in which you are interested. MERltAlT USAVTNf.StUlffi nnST AND TWENTIETH — BIRMINGHAM VETERANS GATHER AT AVONDALE PARK Over 5000 Attend Exercises and Enjoy Barbecue—Do zier Re-elected Presi dent of Association The annual reunion of Jefferson County Confederate Veterans' associa tion was held yesterday at Avondale park with nearly 5000 people attend ing. The reunion in every way eclipsed its predecessors and all participating in the hospitalities of the veterans voted it a most enjoyable time. Seem ingly not having a care in life, for getful of old age and happy at being once again united with comrades, the veterans enjoyed themselves as nruoh i as did their guests. The programme, which was arranged by the executive committee of the Jef ferson County Confederate Veterans’ association, of which Dr. O. T. Dozier is chairman, included several weil known i speakers who made addresses. The ex- ! ercise opened at 10 o’clock with a brief j concert by the Boys’ Industrial school i hand. Following this was the invoca tion by the Rev. James A. Bryan, pas tor of the Third Presbyterian church. The orator of the day was Samuel Blackwell, and following ids address speeches wrere made by Mrs. Chappell Corey, representing the United Daugh ters of the Confederacy, and Thomas Dozier, representing the United Sons of Confederate Veterans. The morning exercises Were then brought to a close. Interspersed with the addresses were musical numbers by the Industrial; school band. The barbecue was served at i o’clock and in both the quantity and quality wan pronounced one of the best that lias ever been held in the city. Over 800 pounds of barbecued meat and 200 gallons of Brunswick stew were served to the immense crowd. Besides tills lemonade and coffee were served. The coffee, sugar, cream and cakes wer* donated by'the Avondale chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The features of the afternoon ses sion, which convened at 3 o’clock, were the address of (’apt. R. P. Hobson and the election of association officers for, the ensuing year, .\fter Mr. Hobson | spoke the attention of the veterans; was turned to the election of officers. Dr. O. T. Dozier was re-elected as pres ident and (’apt. W. B. Dunlap as sec retary and treasurer. Among those elected on the executive committee were l. Z. Guy of Ensley, Mr. Huffman of Bessemer and Dr. Dozier. Tlie reunion was brought *o a close with numerous recitations, impromptu talks and reminiscences by a number jf tiie veterans. MERCHANTS TO MEET AT 3 O’CLOCK TODAY At the meeting of the. Merchants' Pro tective association to be held this after noon at 3 o’clock a committee will he appointed from the association to assist the committee of the Chamber of Com merce In perfecting the arrangements of the convention of the retail merchants of north Alabama to be hold in the city August 27-28. President Adam Pow states that the matter of incorporating the association will be taken up and that the legislative committee will make recommendations regarding needed changes in the laws. Mr. Pow states the membership of the association is rapidly growing and that several new names will be proposed this afternoon. JOSEPH RETURNS From Eastern Trip—Business Out look Encouraging M. V. Joseph, president of Loveman, Joseph & Loeb, returned home yester day, after three weeks spent in the east. While absent from Birmingham Mr. Jo seph visited New York, Boston and other principal points of Interest In the east. lie said yesterday that the business out- I look for fall was very encouraging ami that lie did not anticipate any real trou ble. Mr. Joseph said that Birmingham was being discussed by persons in touch with growing centers and that the Indica tions are that there will be a great In flux of new money to Birmingham dur ing the next year or so. HERE REPRESENTING RIVERSIDE ACADEMY Frank Anderson, representing the Riverside Military Academy of Gaines ville. Ou., is in Birmingham for a few days In the Interest of this well known educational Institution. Mr. Anderson states that several Alabama boys, among them six or seven from Birmingham, were at the academy last year and they have hopes for a still larger attendence from this section during the coming school term. Mr. Anderson Is stopping at the Morris. Lee’s Friends Meet A well attended and enthusiastic meet ing was held last night in the auditorium of the ('hamher of Commerce by the friends and supporters of Gus Lee, who is one of the candidates for the office of sheriff of Jefferson county. The meeting was attended by repre sentatives from almost every section of the city and county and the plans for the coming campaign were outlined and discussed. A number of spnehes were made in the Interest of Mr. Lee's can didacy. 4 RESIDENT OF THIRD ! McLendon Secretary and Treasurer—Next Conven tion Meets at Cardiff ♦ ♦ f DISTRICT OFFICERS 4 4 elected nt pi ihuxs 4 4 4 4 D. W. C. Yarbrough, Jefferson 4 4 Valley lodge- No. 11, Blrming- 4 4 ham. president. 4 4 J. E. James, Friendship No. 33, 4 4 Cullman, first vice president. 4 4 G. P. Dupree, Woodlawn 4 4 lodge, seeond vice president 4 4 11. 1- Crawford. Birmingham 4 4 lodge No. 86, third vino presi- 4 4 dent. f 4 B. E. Purcer, Mineral Valley 4 4 No. S3. Dolomite, fourth vice 4 4 president. 4 4 D. E. McLendon, Birmingham, 4 4 secretary and treasurer • ♦ 4 . Excelling all previous conventions In at tendance and enthusiasm the seventeenth semi-annual convention of the Third dis trict of Alabama, Knights of Pythias, held under the allspices of Mineral Val ley lodge. No. 83, at Dolomite, was brought tu a successful close last night, when the rank of knight in amplified form was conferred on five applicants. There were about 160 delegates in at tendance and out of 36 lodges that com pose the Third district 28 were represent ed and answered roll call. Among the features of the convention was the de cision to raise a fund of J2000 to secure the services of the expert degree team from Dayton, o., said to be the finest and best equipped team In the (tilted States, for a • Page's Night," In Birming ham. The discussion uf this subject was led by Past Grand Chancellor Herman Beck, and the statement was made that the visit or the Dayton degree team would mean at least 200 new members. Alex C. Garber, past grand chancellor, made art excellent talk on "Modernised Pythlan Ism." which was much enjoyed by the delegates. Tlie delegates decided to meet next in Cardiff, the exact date to lie decided later. President E. \V. Mnrphree was In the chair. The programme was carried out as follows; Convention called to order at 10 o’clock. Address of welcome. R. E. Purcer. Response, Thomas R. Walker. Tjudge opened by Chancellor Comman der Tom Warnick and turned over to President E. W. Mnrphree. Roll call of officers. Appointment of 'Committees. Reading minutes. Report of committee on credentials. Address, ,T. M, Dannelly, grand keeper of records and seal. Written reports from lodges. Dinner served hy the ladles from 1 to 2 o'clock. Address, A. ,GS Patterson, grand chan cellor. "Shall We Have a Page's Night?” by If. M. Re<k. supreme representative. G EN ERAI. DISC 1788 ION. What can be done for weak lodges? Where shall new lodges be organized? Report of officers and district deputy. Exemplification of secret work. The next place of meeting. Election of officers. Rnmjuet and programme by ladies frr»m R to 8 o'clock. Night session: I- Q. O. F. hall. The rank of knight conferred. Good of the order. Scalp Covered with Dandruff. Scratching Caused Breaking Out. So Irritated Could Not Rest. Cu ticura Soap and Ointment Cured. Route No. 3, Bor 20A, Broken Arrow, Okla. — *' My trouble began with an itching of the scalp of my head. My scalp at first became covered with flakes of dandruff which caused me to scratch and this caused a breaking out here and there on the scalp. It became so Irritated until 1 could not rest at night and my hair would come out In bunches and became short and rough. *' Everything I used would cause It to grow worse and it continued that way for about three or four years. While reading the paper I saw the advertisement of Cutl cura Soap and Ointment and sent for a sample. It proved so good that I decided to get some more. I used them as directed and in two weeks I saw a good effect. Now my hair is longer and looks better than I have ever known it to be. I give all the credit of my cure of scalp trouble to the Cutlcura Soap and Ointment." (Signed) Mrs. Ella Sheffield. Nov. 30. 1912. For pimples and blackheads the following is a most effective and economical treatment: Gently smear the affected parts with Cutlcura Ointment. on the end of the finger, but do not rub. Wash off the Cutlcura Ointment in five minutes with Cutlcura Soap and hot water and continue bathing for some minutes. This treatment Is best on rising and retiring. At other times use Cutlcura Soap freely for the toilet and bath, to assist In preventing inflam mation, irritation and clogging of the pores. Sold everywhere. Liberal sample of each mailed free, with 32-p. Skin Book. Address poet-card "Cutlcura. Dept. T. Boston." •TMen who shave and shampoo with Ou ticura Soap will find it best for skin and scalp.