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HER BIST! MUST HAVE BEEN UNDER AN UNLUCKY STAR Woman Charged With Mur der Talks of Her Favorite Authors and Love of the Theatre TROUBLES CAME IN RAPID SUCCESSION DURING WHOLE LIFE Coroner's Jury Yesterday l liable to Reach Verdict and Recommends That Grand Jury Take Up the Death of Mrs. But s ler's Husband By RICHARD F. T/USSlKR After having gone into the killing of Itobert R. Butler, the Woodlawn cloth «>ir, for several days, and having wrestled for over six hours without arriving nt a verdict, the coroner’s jury on the Butler Inquest adjourned sine die at 11:90 o’clock yesterday morning with a disagreement. The jury, however, recommended that the September term of the grand jury make a thorough investigation into the death of Mr. Butler. Mrs. Butler received a representative of The Age-Herald in the jail corridor very cordially yesterday aud talked on a number of subjects vivaciously. She would, not, however, make any sort of statement concerning the predicament in which she finds herself. She stated that her lawyer, Mr. Harsh, of Harsh, Beddow & Fitts, had advised her not to talk to anyone. To other questions of the reporter Mrs. Butler answered willingly. She stated that she was 21 years of aue and had been brought up at Gallant, a small coun try place, about 12 miles from Gads den. She had lived with her parents until they were murdered in November, 1911. She was visibly affected at the reference to the death of her parents. Life l ull of l roubles •‘My life lias been full of troubles,” she said. “I guess 1 must have been born] under an unlucky star. AVhy should 1 tell you the story of my life? There is nothing of interest about it. "My name is priseilla Lutes Butler,” she began, “®ncf 1 am only years old rot 22 years, as you newspaper men have printed. My people were not wealthy but were comfortably well off for coun try people, and I never wanted for any thing. “I was educated in the rural' schools. It was very lonesome out there at Gal lant, but I lived there with my parents until they were killed nearly two years ago. I inherited the property and came 4p Birmingham. “You needn’t talk to me of sweethearts for there is no romance in my life. It has been full of troubles and I no more than got out of one trouble than another arrived. Fond of Theatres “Yes, T am very fond of the moving pictures and J like drama the best. I am also an inveterate theatregoer. As tq i leading why I read all the newspapers and current magazines when at home. 1 have no favorite authors, being im partial in my desires on modern litera ture and tiie classics. Of the poets Ten nyson pleases me the most, although a little Lord Byron helps towards making a rainy day a little less drear. Of the i modern authors, Robert W. Chambers is to me the most interesting. I find that I get along very ‘comfy’ with the latest Chambers, a box of chocolates and the Grafonola going at full speed.” Mrs. Butler talked on literary and the- I atrical subjects and proved very well in formed. but when pressed to change the sQbject and gave her own version of her : latest tragedy, she said: “I cannot make a statement of that affair. My lawyer forbids it. I assure you that when the proper time comes 1 will explain the whole thing and give you boys a great big story, but. at the present time I must keep still.” And with these last words she walked |(iood Reports Made by Com mittees Yesterday on Progress Reports of the various cdtnnittteee of the Birmingham Equal Suffrage as sociation wore received at the meetirtg held yesterday afternoon and showed ;i gratifying activity on the part of the committees and substantial progress in the cause* made during the summer months. During the heated term tlie regular meetings of the association were suspended blit tfiat the work went on was evidenced by the committee re port made yesterday. A large increase in membership was Ah own and an in crease in the number of associations throughout tlws state. In the absence of the president, Mrs. Oscar Hundley, the first vice president. Mrs. W. L. Murdoch, called the meet ing to order and presided. Mrs. Solon Jacobs, chairman of the membership committee, reported that 93 new mem bers had been added to the association during the summer months and that the majority of these were men. She re fered to the fact that the three can didates for president of the city com mission in the recent election were members, two of them, George Ward and Clement Wood, had been members some time, with Yasser Allen a recent convert. Mrs. Jacobs also referred to the state association, of which she is president, stating that at the time of the last meeting there were only four local organizations in the .state, but she could now report nine locals and all in nourishing condition. Previous to her report on the equal suffrage booth at the State Fair, Mrs. Samuel tollman spoke on the distribu tion of equal suffrage literature, and stated that the committe had selected the best articles and pamphlets that had been published by the national or ganization, and that those who de sired the same could secure them from the committee oh the distribution of literature. Mrs. Ullm&n made an ex tensive report on the equal suffrage booth at the approaching State Fair and prefaced her remarks by making an earnest appeal for coworkers at the fair. She stated that every day tliere would be a feature that would require a special committee and out lined many other matters that would require attention. At the suggestion of Mrs. Murdoch, a call for volunteers for this work wns inaHt* u’hinh w/nst responded lo. Mrs. Murdoch, on behalf of the presi dent explained the player piano con test that has been started by Mrs. Hundley and is under the auspices of the Equal Suffrage association. She stated several institutions had already entered into the contest and that the interest would increase with the as sistance of the members of the asso ciation. She requested them to ask the merchants specified on the list for cou pons when they made a purchase and that they could vote for any charitable institution they saw fit. Arrangements are being made for the visit of Miss Charlotte Perkins Gilman of Now York, one of the most noted workers for equal suffrage in the coun try. At the next meeting of the as sociation plans will be made for the state-wide campaign when Miss Belle Kearney, an organizer of note, will spend a month in the state for the pur pose of extending the equal suffrage cause. Miss Kearney is a southern woman and Is said to be an orator of ability and well fitted to present the claims of the advocates of equal suf frage. out of the corridor into her cell. Her step was firm and her head was erect— site smiled and said, Good-by, ami the barred door clanged as it closed. Jury’s Formal Verdict The formal verdict of the coroner’s jury yesterday in the Butler case was as follows: “We. the jury duly impaneled by the coroner of Jefferson county, on to-wit: the 17th day of September, to inquire into the cause of the death of Robert R. Butter, having diligently investigated said cause, taking all the testimony obtain able. we agree that the deceased came to bis death by a gun shot wound in the abdoman, but have been unable to agree as to who ‘ is responsible fpr the same. We earnestly request the Septemebr term of the grand jury of the criminal court of Jefferson county to carefully investigate the case. “J. F. Barker, E. M. Everett, F. J. Bender, t* M. Karri?, J. B. Sfendifer, foreman.” Robert R. Butler was 42 years of age (Continued on Page Eight) jLITTLE CHANGE IN Some Lines Show Slight Re ductions While Others Advance Sharply STOCK FEED SHOWS LARGEST ADVANCE Lard Is Over 2 Cents Cheaper, While Bacon Has Advanced From 3 to 5 Cents—Compara tive (Quotations My ELI.IS C. 1101,1,1 VIS Is the cost uf living realty getting higher? This is a question of absorbing Interest to the ultimate consumer. Looking back over tlie past year, the market quotations of September 20, 1912, as against the quota tions of September 20, 1913, It will be found that the prices on groceries anil feedstuffs have really changed little, in many instances thp prices have beeh re duced. rn some cases, however, there has hieu a sharp advance and the consumer pays. Business on Morris avenue during Sep tember. 1912, was quiet practically the whole month. Along toward the last of that month trade began to show activity, hut prices were, as a rule, fluctuating and tlie demand was very slow. Supplies in most lines were easily equal to t*he de mand, and there was an oversupplv in some commodities. Tn direct contrast to last year’s trade, the business this month on the avenue lias been brisk. The demand has been very good and supplies In most lines are well abreast, in tlie fish market there exists at present a shortage, hut that wlll.be relieved by uex't Tuesday or Wednesday, and the market will soon re cover front the ill effects of the tightness. Irish potatoes arc selling at an unusually high price, due to a short crop in Vir ginia. and tlie fact that tlie western crop is not yet mature. The pfrlee of Irish po tatoes per bushel is now *1.20. while it was only 90 cents September 20 last year. Tlie present shortage accounts for the difference, however. Poultry About the Same In the poultry market lust September 20 fryers were quoted at 22 cents. The price today is from 21 to 22 cents, and the demand is non** too brisk. Mens are now quoted at It; and 17 cents, while the price last yeal1 was only 15 cents a pound. Practically no hens are now to be had on Morris avenue, but there is no conse quential demand. The price on eggs has advanced only 2 cents within a year, and the demand now is much brisker than it was the same time in 1912. The egg mar ket is upward in trend at present, while in 1912 the demand was slow and Uie sup plies about on a par. , In the meat market lard wus selling at 1344 cents last September, and Is now quoted at 10% cents, a drop of 2 cents and a fraction. Breakfast bacon, how ever, .has advanced from 3 to 5 cents. Skinned ham has experienced an advance of only 1 cent within the year. The de mand in meats now is even better if any thing than it was the same time last year. Cooking apples have also dropped in price over last year’s figures. The price today is only $3.50 a barrel, as against $4.f>0 and $5 last year. On September 20, 1912. lemons were quoted at $S and $10 per box of 300. The price now' is only $3 and $5.50, a drop of from $3 to $5. Cab bage has advanced % of a cent during the past year and onions have gone up cent. Sweet potatoes are selling now for $2.25 to $2.50 a barrel, which wras' last year’s quotations. . ^ Stock Feed Advances The cost cf feedstuffs for stock has ad vanced far more than any other line. Corn is quoted now at the same pHce as last year. Oats, however, are 10 cents higher now than they were a year ago, and al falfa hay Is selling at $3 more on the tCis than It was in 191?. The prices on cotton seed products are from $3 to $G higher now than they were this time in 1912. The demand now from the New England states, however, is a prime factor in the present inflated prices. Northern and eastern stdtes are buying large quan tities of cotton seed hulls, cotton seed meal and cotton seed oil cake for cattle feed, and this heavy demand will have the effect of holding up the present quo tations throughout the winter, it is said. C. S. hulls were quoted at $10 a ton in (Continued on page Eight) The Most Extraordinary Sugar Sale 25 Mi <&*£ Sugar f 1 JO 4 lbs. more than you get now. with a purchase of one dollar’s worth of tea, coffee, spices, extracts, baking powder and Atlantic goods. Please give us your order early. Prompt service in return. 12 Lbs for 50c' "SSJT 6 Lbs for 25c ucZZ7 Your Order Must Be Made Up of These Goods Coffee 1 lb. Iona Coffee, at .:»5<. 1 lb. Sultana Coffee, at ..;tO« 1 lb. Our Special Coffee, at .:i«e t lb. KI Ilya I Coffee, at . J lb. Select Hlend Coffee, at ...,4<ie : Our coffees are ground where you .can see for yourself. Perfectly pure. Pure Spieces Cans .ioe. ir»pf r»ik* »i#.eM Flavoring Extracts The true flavor kind. 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'I’lilx 1m the unanlmoiiM conclusion of tlioac political student* who liavtt made a Ntudy of the nltuatLoii and conditions governiug the Mltuntlon. It mean*, In all probability, that there will lie n run-olT between rival candidate* for the guber natorial nomination. It mean* alao that tiiere will not lie a poMMlhlllty of any' other lnun l ejirewr tit log Alabama In the Senate n* the aiiceeaMor of Seuator •lollimton wave Oacar \V. ( uderwood. While B. B. Comer is generally ad mitted to be one of the strongest gub ernatorial candidates and while the at* mission is general that he \yould bo in tin* run-off, thef<£ is marked differ ence of opinion as to whether or not he would be able to triumph ever the strongest of his present competitors in a single handed conflict. The question evolves itself into this—“Is there a sufficient number of anti-Coincr votev in Alabama to elect the man on whom they are united7” Underwood Victory Certain But the senatorial situation continues to hold the limelight, and the race of the “governors" Is still a side issue. The determination of the executive* committee to put the majority rule into effect makes, as 1ms been stated, the election of Underwood-a certain tj . in view of the fact that it has been con sidered possible for some man to re ceive a plurality over Underwood were several candidates to participate in the struggle, there has ‘been more or less apprehension among his friends lust circumstances might combine to pro duce his downfall. This apprehension, when the major ity rule is adopted, will be dissipated. For it is a foregone conclusion th/it irrespective of the number of candi dates who might enter, Underwood would" he in tlie run-off, and in a sin gle handed conflict there is no ques tion of a doubt in the minds of best posted men blit that the Raider of the party could, with little effort, sweep the state and practically every county of the state. Will Musgrove Attack? The practical certainty tlrat the com mittee will adopt the majority rule makes the assurance of Underwood’s success doubly sure, so sure, as a mat ter of fact, tliat it is believed possible that his sole competitor will, in the long run, be Congressman Richmond P. Huu son of the Sixth district. Hobson, for a year, more or less, has been actively engaged in his campaign for the Senate. He has made whirl wind flights in many of the counties of the state, has starred at the head of a number of government employes in the Sixth district, and this week will electrify the hills and dales of Jeffer son county w'ith his remarkable elo quence. Tt is reported, has been pub lished, as a matter of fact, -hat his campaign manager, U B. Musgrove, of Walker county, considered one of the most adept politicians of Alabama, will, in furtherance of his champion’s ambition, issue, in the near future, an attack against Underwood. The leader of the party, however, has done such splendid work in the Congress of the nation, is so highly re garded by the people of the nation, and so highly esteemed in Alabama for his faithfulness to duty, his personal in tegrity, his superiority over his fel low's in Congress, that the attack of Musgrove, if it is made, will affect its result, in all probability as the as saults against Genres B. Ward by his political enemies effected in Birming ham’s municipal election last Monday. The Bankhead Incident In this regard, it is interesting to note that Senator Bankhead in pro testing against the candidacy of Mr. Underwood has deprived Mr. Musgrove of one of the weapons which it has been understood he was planning to (kvield. It was the general under standing in politics that l^t would be [charged that Senator Bankhead, in an effort to acquire political control of the state, had shuffled the cards in the deck of candidates and chosen from the list Mr. Underwood as the only man who could defeat Hobson. Shrewd deductions unfavorable to Underwood might have been drawn. But inasmuch as Senator Bankhead holds, as do many other well posted men, that either Clayton or Heflin could defeat Hobson, and inasmuch as he has urged Underwood not to run. the Mus grove thunder, in this particular re gard. will tumble, If it does rumble, im potety. If the report is true that Musgrove will fire Ills broadside against Under wood it is reasonable to presume that he will point out the fact, already known throughout Alabama, that T. Fortune Ryan, the capitalist, contrib uted financially to the presidential campaign of Mr. Underwood. Inasmuch as men of mom y^nnd the harvester trust—contributed to the campaign funds of other candidates, notably that of President Wilson, it is seriously doubted that that “bugaboo” will cause the defection of a single Underwood supporter—not even if it is shown that i tlie future senator sought the contri bution, or knew of its reception. Mr. Underwood’s Successor Tnas much ax it Is a foregone con clusion that Underwood will run—and will be elected—-Interest grows dally In the little broil that is brewing among his would-be successor!?. At this time It is reasonably certain that Nathan L» Miller of Birmingham and Maj. Thomas T. Huey of Bessemer will be congressional candidates. Bor den Burr and W. Melville Drennen are mentioned. Inasmuch as the adoption of the majority rule will guarantee a Jefferson candidate's success little con sideration Is now given to the rumor that J. Fritz Thompson of Bibb may enter the list of aspirants. While the situation is only in Its embryonic stage, the belief is that the field will gradually narrow down until Mr. Miller and Major Huey will be the rivals. The race between them. It Is generally admitted, would bo interest ing. . FUR Htl.B Wl 1.1, SUM. CHEAP. TWO IIIOH C'l.ASS OFFICE DESKS, SEVERAL. I ll LIRS A AD Rt «. tiiS.'t 1'IH.VL .A A TIO.A AI. BAAK BL II.DIAU. 7t Quality Clothes “ Where Style" j CLOTHES THE WHOLE FAMILY Originates CLOTHES THE WHOLE FAMILY No Better Time Than Right Now— i At This Store For Your j Fall Clothes Yes, we can fit you in all wool clothes. 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Roy Shellnut vs. Beach nut Packing company, $2900 damages claimed for al leged personal injuries. John M. Gast vs. Simon Hotel com pany, $0000 damages claimed for an al leged assault and battery by an agent .*f the defendant company. Alex Thorton vs. Southern Railway company, $30tR* damages claimed by the plaintiff, alleging the loss of an arm. Lee Dlsheroon vs. Collins &. Co., $3000 damages claimed for alleged personal in juries. Rebecca Bradford vs. Birmingham Rail way, Light and Power company; $30tK) damages claimed for alleged personal in juries. Eugene Patton vs. Birmingham Rall I way, Light and Power company; $3‘KW damages claimed for alleged personal in juries. John Murry vs. Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company; $5000 damages claimed for alleged personal injuries. YANCEY SOCIETY’S WORK First Meeting of Year Held—Soon Reach Membership Standard On Friday, September lit, the Yancey Literary, society held its first meeting of tlie 1913 term and incidentally start ed the* ninth year as a society of the Birmingham high school. Mr. Myatt held the chair and Mr. Corey the seat -■■ ■ . .. .1 of recording secretary. Malcolm Grant was appointed critic for th© meeting. On ncc,ount of ihc large number of Yancey. graduates the membership is not up to t >«■ standard, but i; is ex pected to reach the "high water mark" in a few days with the addition of new members. The Yancey is the oldest society in the high school, the Hilliard anil Cur ry coming ih order following. The fol lowing officers are the eighteenth elect - ed by the club: President, Armstrong Cory; vice president. James T>owney; recording secretary. Mark Myattj cor responding secretary, George O’Neal: treasurer, Malcolm Grant, while Fred Perry is the third member of the stand ing committee. 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