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CRIME ON INCREASE!
IN TOMKA A? s ‘ Grand Jury Sumbits Report to Judge Foster DEALS WITH SPEEDERS Prince Will Have No Opposition in Run-Over Election for Commis sioner—Heaviest Rain of ✓ Year Y'esterday Tuscaloosa. September 17.—(Special.) Crime is on the Increase in Tusca loosa county, according to tlie report of tiie Tuscaloosa county court grand Jury, which was turned over to Judge If. B. Foster today,' but the Increase Is due to the rapid increase in pop ulation and to the large amount of de velopment work a*nd construction work which has been going on in this county during the past year. The report of the grand jury dealt at some length with the growth and danger of speeding of automobiles and called on the officers to'be more dili gent in enforcing the laws. A num ber of other matters of minor import ance were dealt witli in the report, a total of 144 true bills being found. Wince, the warrants have not yet been served, the list of bills has not been given out. Hugh Prince, who lacked but 20 votes of receiving a majority of the total number cast in tiie election for city commissioner here Monday, will have no opposition in the run-over election to be held here next Monday. An announcement was made today by W. fl. NVol, the second man in the. 1 race, withdrawing from the second contest. In his withdrawal Nlcol slated that since Prince had received so near the necessary majority he thought it unwise for him to contest the elec tion at the polls Monday. K. H. Hupt, an architect of Memphis, has-been granted the contract for drawing the plans and supervising the construc tion of the new church to be erected here at an early date by the congregation of the First Methodist church. According to a statement made here tills afternoon by J. I. Harrison, one of the leading members of the church, the actual con stru9tion work will begin as soon as tiie architect has finished the plans. Tiie structure, is to cost $40,000. The heaviest rainfall of the year fell during the early morning hours today, the total precipitation for the past 21 hours, according to the official reports of the government observatory being 4.8 inches. The river is rising rapidly, the rate of rise at a late hour today being about six Inches per hour at tiie local government station at Lock 10. Much damage resulted to the crops. * SUCCESSFUL HOOKWORM CAMPAIGN IN WALKER B.v M. J. M'I.EAA Jasper, September 17.—(Special.!—Under the direction of Dr. C. \V. Grote, the state healtli department is conducting one of the most successful hookw’orm and sanitation campaigns In Walker county that department of public service has had In this line of work. From the time they began trMtlng in digent hookworm patients In thii county, eitlxens have manifested a growing Inter est in tlie movement and bring their children from a distance to have them treated. Two boys came here Saturday through from Cullman, a distance of 2X miles. On Sunday Dr. Grote gave them a thorough diagnosis and ffound them heavily In fected with the hookworm pajaslte. Then he guve them treatment and next day they stated they were feeling much bet ter. A letter received from a boy that could not walk in one of the counties visited some months ago, states that tile youth, after getting rid of the parasite, began to Improve and grow like other children. He states further that ihey find timid women, nut ri led and unmarried, undevel oped und without vitality, due to being heavily Infected with the hookworms. He considers it rather strange that all prac ticing physicians do not give more at tention to the study of the hookworm parasite, as they have had patients whc were treated for other ills without ef fect, when there was nothing w’rong ex cept being infected with the parasite they are trying to destroy. The Walker County Medical associa tion has indorsed the movement and is co-operating with the health department doctors in their campaign for better san itation and personal hygiene. The city school hoard 1ms ovuered that every child attending the school be examined for the parasite and some of the superin tendents of mines have requested the doctors to visit thelg camps end give their employes a chance to have their children attend their dispensary and hear their lectures on sanitation and hygiene. Fewer of the people of Walker county are infected with the parasite than they find in many counties, states Dr. Grote, hut they have not found a county in which the people showed as much in terest in their physical welfare and that of their children. Dr. Orr leaves in a few’ days to begin the campaign in Tuscaloosa county, which he will conduct for the next two months. After about lo days Dr. Grote. will go to Mobile county for the purpose of con ducting a campaign there. Purely Military Offenders to Be Separated Into Disci plinary Companies Washington, September 17.—An Innova tion in army administration whereby prisoners convicted of penitentiary of fenses are to be separated in miltary prisons from purely military offenders was made operative today in orders is sued by the war department. The effect of these orders will be to enroll the purely military offenders into disciplinary companies in which the honor and merit system will prevail. The course of training for the "disciplinary guard" will Include physical training, personal hygiene and drills and rifle practice. Federal Grand Jury Reconvenes After a short recess the federal grand Jury r^fconvened yesterday afternoon and resumed the investigation of the cases that had been referred to it. It Is understood the grand Jury has al most completed the docket and will make a final report in the near future. English Boxer Sails London, September 17.—Sapper O'Neal, the English soldier boxer, leaves fori the United States September 24 to m'eet \ Willie Hitchl^ in a contest for the light- ! weight championship. 10 RELIEVE SPEER AT OWNREQUEST Does Not Wish to Hold Court While Under • Charges Washington, September 17.—Judge Em ery Speer, it is understood at the de partment of justice, does not desire to preside over the United States court for the southern district of Georgia, pending the outcome of charges against him which are to be investigated by the House ju diciary committee. For that reason Judge Foster will be sent from New Orleans to Augusta to open the October term of court. While the temporary arrangements was not made through Attorney General MeRey noids recent advices to the department of justice Indicated that Judge Speer did not wish to hold court while under charges. Chilton Will Be Represented Mountain Creek, September , 17.—(Spe cial. )—Chilton county will be well rep resented at the Alabama State Fair, to be held at Birmingham. Some swine and young Jerseys wilU'be entered, and. like other exhibitors, the owner expects the blue ribbon for both his entries. lie has been preparing the stock some months in order to have them ready to be seen. BURGER'S 1 2013-15 Second Avenue | BURGER'S ’g* ™ -—-- ' The Modistes Through Burger's Moat Graciously Present to the Women of Birmingham A Wonderful Collec- ^ tion of Paris Millinery ^ Today and Friday When Flowers and Palms Wave Welcome i The French styles this year arc wearable i —next, they are to harmonize with milady’s gown—next', they are in rich plumes and builded up feather effects; also • in flowers and, quite unusual for autumn, fruits are used—the Frenchman who hung i some lemons on a hat said: “Madame’s } | sweet self will offset the lemon”—so we’ll < let the lemon-ade us. , , • The colors are dark but not sombre; fur is used on slightest excuse and is colored to v harmonize with the hat—for nobody ever saw a purple fox. It is all so new, so charming, so exquisite and, withal, so truly positive as a fashion , guide. Gracious, rich, charming, the collection invites the inspection of every woman who would keep in touch with the fashion world. To this exquisite showing of millinery welcome! Burger’s designei-s have Paris inspira tion—soxxie by personal study, some from model hats brought for study—and Bur ner’s millinery is unquestionably the vogue in Birmingham. That becomes more unan imously true each season. Why: Because we design liats for our individual customers—with same distinctive , ; touch that makes the wearer properly feel that her good taste evolved it. We never let our people feel too busy to be painstaking. Special showing of “Joseph’s,” “Knox,” “Burgesser,” “Castle,” “Rawak,” “Gage,” “Hart” and “Reed” Millinery. , i Hat. shapes and hat trimmings are personally selected by an exclusive buyer, making it possible for a woman to reproduce any liat we show from the untrimmed section’s stocks if her fingers are deft. If you can’t make*your hat or haven’t time, ttell us, for we trim free of charge in Untrimmed Section. M - - ’ ~ — .. —"—- . —^41 fovnd^i I Owners please call and Iden tify same: $1 Gold Piece. Pocketbook with ever $3. Umbrella. Numerous small packages. THAW REMOVED. TO HEARINGJUESDAY Felker Has Not Decided Where the Extradition Proceedings Will Be Held Concord, N. H.. September 17.—Har ry Kendall Thaw was brought to the capital of New Hampshire this after noon to await a hearing hefoi'6 Gov ernor Felker on Tuesday next on the matter of his extradition to New York. If extradition is refused he will be a free man to go where lie will within the borders of this state; If it is grant ed his case will be reviewed by the United States district court on a writ of habeas corpus granted by Judge Kdgar Aldrich and perhaps appealed to the supreme court of the United States. Thaw reached here from Littleton, N. H., where yesterday his lawyers ob tained a continuance of the federal writ of habeas corpus In hts behalf short ly after 2 o'clock this afternoon. A crowd which cheered him with lusty enthusiasm gathered at the station and followed him to his hotel. Tonight he remained In seclusion conferring wish William A. Stone, ex-governor of Penn sylvania, who has acted In the double capacity of counsel for Tliaiv and per sonal representative for the Thaw fam ily. Governor Felker was at Ills home at Rochester tonight and It lias not been decided where the extradition proceed ings will be held, whether In -the coun cil chamber, just off the governor's quarters, or Jn the senate chamber. sleeps in Throne Room” Tne statehouse stands almost direct ly opposite the Eagle hotel, where Thaw’ is held under the joint custody of United States Marshal Note and Sheriff Drew of Coos. The structure was built in 1818 and, except for ad ditions, stands as in the original. Thaw slept tonight in “the throne room" of the Eagle hotel, quarters made famous as the conference headquarters of New Hampshire politicians in days gone by and since occupied by Taft and Roosevelt on Iheir campaign tours. The curious, the sympathetic and tin enthusiastic greeted Thaw at every station between here and Littleton to day. Two women school teachers, a minister and a venerable man of 80 were among the many who wisned him good luck and good cheer. At Plymouth, where the fugitive lunched, the restaurant proprietor pre sented him with a box of cigars. Thaw promptly purchased two boxes of cig arettes and left them with the remark: “Give these to Jerpme." Rooms had been reserved In the Eagle hotel tonight for Mrs. Mary Copley Thaw’, mother of the fugitive, and for Joslah Thaw, his brother. Neither came, but Thaw said he expected them in the morn ing Between now and Tuesday, when the extradition hearing will be held, Thaw will have nothing to do but lounge around his room with his custodians. Being in charge of a United States mar shal, ail rumors of his being kidnaped have been crushed. Might Wait Years on Appeal Washington. September 17.—Weeks, months, or possibly years might roll by before the supreme court would act final ly should Harry K. Traw appeal from the decision in the habeas corpus pro cer dings now pending in New Hamp shire. Of late, however, the court lias disposed of such important cases quickly. •Whether an appeal to the supreme court from the action of Federal Judge Aldrich, before whom the habeas corpus proceed ings were brought, may be granted, will rest entirely, it is said, with Judge Aid rich himself. A few years ago an appeal from the denial of the writ of habeas corpus was grantable as a matter of right. Prac tices grew up, however, which courts re garded as travesties on justice, and the law was changed to give the Judge pass ing on the case the power to say whether there was sufficient doubt as to the points raised to justify an appeul. The supreme court does not meet be fore October 13. There are now more than 700 cases awaiting disposition, and it will take the court more than two years to pass on them. Upon the request of either the state of New Hampshire or of New York the court might advance the case for consideration about the first Monday in December. In the ordinary course or events a decision would be handed down in the following January. Mucli doubt is expressed here as to whether the New York authorities could find a way to have tho higher court re view Judge Aldrich's action should lie release Thaw from custody. SUFFRAGETTES IN The Hague, September 17.—The suf fragettes of Holland, Incensed at what they term the half measure in regard to women suffrage offered the speech from the throne yesterday, made a demonstration today in the vicing of the premier’s office and parliament ment. Approximately 1000 women marched to the Knights’ hall and the Binnen haf, where Parliament was sitting. A deputation waN sent .in to see the pre mier. The government’s measure yesterday provided for an amendment to the con stitution “permitting'’ woman’s suf frage. The suffragettes fear a Joker in tiie language of the act and demand that the desired equality should be made obligatory. INTEREST GROWS IN BUTLER STOCK SHOW Greenville, September 17,—(Special.) Expressions from farmers all over But ler are coming In and they are in sym pathy with the Butler stock show to be held in Greenville during the last part of October. The show promises to be a big thing for the county and It will surely lead to larger things along stock raising and agricultural lines. A road from Greenville to McKenzie will be built by the county with state assistance If the people of Greenville and McKenzie and the people along the road will contribute JHOOO. Burr and crimson clover Is beginning to have the attention of the Butler farmers. J. E. Holmes, county demo strator. states that many farmers have ordered seed for inis year. 19131 Formal Opening ———■——■—I————n——————— II■■■tiwwniTiM———■——I—*.IUIIl» ■■■ ■ I Millinery Today, Sept. 18 We cordially invite you to view this formal display of imported and other model hats—confident that their ex quisite beauty and quality will more than convince you that The Parisian offers you the best. We shall also informally display Suits, Dresses and Costqmes, but owing to the unprecedented sales of the •past week, most of the finer garments gathered for Opening have been sold—necessitating at once another trip to N6w York by our buyer. Announcement of For mal Ready-to-Wear Opening will follow later. “ONE MARKED’PRICE I | '/ SUITS. MILLINERY. I96i 3^-AVr j mmm mammamm ASSOCIATE JUSTICES ARE READY FOR WORK Majority of Supreme Court Justices Return to Montgomery From Summer Vacations Montgomery, September 17.—(Special. > Judge John C. Anderson, associate Jus tice of the supreme court of Alabama, has returned to Montgomery after a six weeks’ vacation with his family In the mountains of North Carolina. Judge An derson declares tliat he feels much ben efited by his rest. Associate Justices Sayre and Mayfield have been in Montgomery all the summer, and Justice deGraffenried lias spent much of ills time here. After a brief vacation* Justice Sommerville returned to the city j to take up his work, and Chief Justice \ James R. Dowdell and Justice McClellan j are expected back some time in October. Chief Justice Dowdell has spent his, summer at lijs home at LaFayette. and Justice McClellan lias been spending his vacation at Pulaski, Tenn. AMERICAN BANKERS Richmond, Va.. September 17.—The American Institute of Banking opened its eleventh annual convention here to day with nearly 800 delegates from all j parts of the country in attendance. References by speakers to their belief that American bankers can meet any situations growing out of tire new tar iff law and pending currency legisla tion brought forth applause. Governor Mann, Mayor Alnslie and President Carrington of the Chamber of Com merce delivered addresses of welcome, to which F. A. Crandall of Chicago re sponded. The annual report of President Myron W. Moser of St. Louis dealt with association affairs. United States Senator Theodore K. Burton of Ohio will deliver an address tomorrow on the proposed currency legislation. Secretary of State Bryan will speak later in the day on a sub ject not yet anonuneed. Washington, September 17.—The decision on the question of extradition of David Lamar, Indicted by a federal grand Jury In New York for attempting to defraud by Imrfersonatlng uu otricer of the United States, will be given by United States Commissioner Taylor next Monday. The commissioner heard argument by oppos ing counsel today. Uamar's counsel Insist lug (hat there was no case against their client, charged with impersonating Rep resentative Palmer of Pennsylvania, be-* cause a member of Congress is not un •'officer of the United States." Lamar, who was arrested here last week. Is out on 33000 bail. ** —-ar-r Hock Island Agent in Baldwin Bay Minette, September 17.—(Special.) E. S. Newhouse. payeling freight agent of the Rock Island lines, with headquar ters at New Orleans?* met with the Far mers’ Improvement Organization here to day in tiie interest of his road in regard to the routing of shipments from this county. He was very much impress'd with the farming that is being done and the record the county has made so far this year in shipping from this county. NOTICE Temporary Change in Route of North Bessemer and South Ensley Cars Commencing on Monday, September 15th, on account of the construction of storm sewer at 3rd avenue and 10th street, the North Bessemer end South Ensley cars will run over the following route for a few days: In oil 3d avenue to 7th street, thence to 1st avenue, thence to 20th street, thence to 2d avenue, thence out the South Bessemer route to 7th street, thence to 3d avenue and out 3d avenue. BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY, LIGHT & POWER COMPANY