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THE WHOLE STATE JOINS TUSCALOOSA IN DAY OF GREAT REJOICING '
INQUET FEATURE (AS RECEPTION [FOR UNDERWOOD aker at His Best and et Rousing Demon stration When He Rises E SPEECH AND L FINE IMPRESSION In Il’iSle and Brent in Bibb County J e Crowds to Greet Him I* as Train Passes ■ Through !;H W. ROBERTS October SI.—(Special.)—The banquet in celebration of he barge from the gulf to of Alabama, was the ad W. Underwood, the gre:*r i nation. introduced Mr, Underjvood r gentlemen had spoken. >oner had the toastmaster arks in way of presenting .lie party than the house hearty applause, h us a great statesman—”. Mr. Oliver, when the an*, eous and heartfelt, inter ally continued— esman, a great and noble productive and construc s, a man who. more than shaped the recent destiny ^ have the honor to pre Underwood. ’’ a Demonstration short though eloquent and eased introduction, was h sharp applause. When stood upon ids feet, there nonatration. There is no mt the great majority of e seated about the board, 4fX» representative citizens the county, and other is warm admirers, appro man for the man's sake, is accomplished, for what friends. ' *<l made a fine speech and »n He was natural. His ell. His style was beauti Icity, and its unvarnished bought was deep and con I and comprehensive. it>nc» evoked applause. Underwood at his best, mple in his manner, very strength, in his poise, in it trading the attention of lg them as if in the palm id sa id : iderwood Speaks •eat day—for Tuscaloosa, i We of Birmingham can- : ?sidence in Tuscaloosa, i e with you, and in the | hich Is presented to you i v, to ull others in Ala- 1 191o. marks an era in r our great state. We | ) beginning and the con the greatest bit of con lation in the history of | r half a century. We e consummation of the ( i of a glorious Ala T. Morgan. For when ontinent, and the waters ie rushed through to with the waters of the is there a man who fitly think of Morgan? i note the consummation i of another great Ala H. Bankhead. For •ingress I hear witness fgled for the Warrior the good which he knew 1 for his people. Today, * stream, we behold his .. said that transportation hich opens the door of But transportation Is ey. We cannot enter loor of opportunity, we Irtish as a result of op we, beholding the open 111, beholding it. Labor, and—chiefly, too—the *e needed. More is de inan than In the land—” Brandon' interrupted, is believe you are the he cried. laughter and great ap Underwoo'd smiled, and iks for the compliment. for Young Men ed,M he continued, “to try. But it is *ne young accomplish those things - >>pulation to Ala t as that of any other j e of the union. And he irgun dreamed a dream. J fw FAST TRAIN ■Florida K Cuba foUTHERN RAILWAY ■knier Carrier of the South ag ^gWSAS CITY Jrida Special -* Birmingham 4:50 p. m. Atlanta ... 10:15 p. m. Jacksonville 8:40 a. m. Freeman, City P. A. ell Coxwell, D. P. A. MAKES MORE NEW FRIENDS OoCAft W. IMJEKWUUI* Whose speech was feature of great banquet held in Tuscaloosa yesterday I W. B. O LIVER Who distinguished himself as toastmaster at the banquet in Tuscaloosa yesterday •••••••••••■••••••••••••••••••••••••••••■•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a••••••••••••••••••••••• Sibert dreamed a dream, and your own, Gorgas, dreamed. And here sit young men tonight who will dream as Morgan dreamed and accomplish as Sibert accomplished and Gorgas. men who will construct furnaces, op erate mines, send our commerce to tiie sea, and make Alabama th^queen of the nation. “Figures and statistics are often tiresome. But sometimes there is re markable eloquence in figures. Your barge line can handle your freight, your products for three-eighths of a mill per ton per mile. The average cost in the United * States is seven mills. All of these figures are elo quent, and are needed to prophesy a great development for this community, this state, and this nation, to picture a future so roseate, u future of sucli fine prosperity, and such happiness and contentment to all the people, ! that one today can scarcely realize its magnitude or its scope. “I am only too glad to be among my friends in Tuscaloosa today, and re- ! joice with you in the hour of your i success and prosperity. I want to say j of Birmingham, that she lejoices in j your prosperity. You are a part of the big family, and the stronger one member grows, the stronger becomes the family. The strength of one is the strength of all. It is the true i spirit of the iron city of the south to envy not the prosperity, the growth and development of another, but to Join with that other and make him strong and stlonger. There is room for all. Alabama is big enough for Alabama, for a big and glorious Tus caloosa, for a bigger and happier Montgomery, for a Mobile, benefited ami developed to the greatest degree as a result of your navigable streams —room for all. even should each of the smaller cities assume a sudden and startling growth. “My friends of Tuscaloosa, may God sped you and bring you suc cess.” Greeting in Bibb County This was another big day for Under wood. He left Montgomery at 9 o’clock. At Centreville. he was given a demonstra tion. A large gathering of his friends met him at the train, and a lady ban led through his window a bouquet of roses. He responded to the compliment with a few remarks. At Brent, he was met and cheered by another crowd. A delegation of prominent men, W. B. Oliver, W. W. Brandon. Dr. George IT. Denny. Senator Frank S. Moody’, A. S. VandeGraaff, John McQueen, and others ■ met the leader at the Mobile and Ohio station at 1:30 o’clock. He was given a j cheer as he stepped from the train. When ! he arrived at the Hotel Me Hester, he re- ( eeived another cheer. When he entered the lobby\ there followed the clapping of hands. Mr. Underwood went through tho crowd immediately and expressed his gratification in that the people had hon ored him. Tn his room, later, he received caller after caller. Finally he was invited Into the parlor of the hotel where the stu dents of the university awaited his com ing. Roaring Cheer by Students When he entered the parlor, lie was given a roaring cheer, and a snappy college yell was welled in his honor. Mr. Underwood was preparing to speak when A. P. Smith. Judge of probate of Greene county, interrupted. “Young men,” exclaimed the judge, “this man is an inspiration to the youth of Alabama. Follow in his footsteps.” Next he declared that he had five son* and all of them were preparing to sup port Mr. Underwood. Mr. Underwood then spoke briefly in reference to the fact that when he was a candidate for the presidency, the first club organized in his honor was organized by students of the University of Alabama. "Although we failed," he said, "we did not fail altogether. Because we se lected a wise man for the nominee, and afterwards elected a great President. I will always remember the pride that I felt when informed that you young men had organized the club in my honor in Alabama. I deeply appreciate your com ing here today to see me." As soon as he concluded his remarks, the boys cheered again, and again went up the college yell. Then undej* the direction of Cheer Leader Sollie of Ozark, son of the judge of the Third judicial circuit, the students single-filed about the leader, and were presented to him. Each man was called by name, and whenever Mr. Underwood failed to catch the name, he stopped the man and asked again. When the room was cleared, the boys ran together again and cheered again This was one of the pretty Incidents of the day. Mr. Underwood was unable to catch the afternoon train for Birmingham, and while awaiting the accommodation which left at 9:30 o'clock, he met many of the prominent leaders of Tusculoosa and sur rounding country, and consulted with them. FOUR REGIONAL RESERVE BANKS DECIDED UPON (Continued from I'ftge One) with this matter disposed of the seri ous questions In dispute will be speed- 1 lly adjusted. Tomorrow the committee will recess ! to allow various members to go to their homes for the elections, constd- ] eration of the bill going over until Wednesday. Wilson Disappointed President Wilson, it became known to night. looks with disfavor on the action of the committee today. He believes there should be at least 10 regional re serve banks, and he has been assured by administration supporters in the commit tee that today's series of votes was only of a tentative charac ter, designed chief ly to sound out the attitude of the mem bers towards fundamental features of the bill. The President was informed that there probably would be a reconsideration of the whole subject at subsequent meet ings of the committee. It is thought that eventually the number of reserve banks maj be fixed at seven, with discretion given to the federal reserve board to in crease the number to 10 or 12 within a certain period. Such an arrangement, it is believed, would prove acceptable to the administration. Mileage Book Sale Not Unlawful Washington, October 31.—A sale of interchangeable milage books with tlic requirement that the coupons be ex changed for tickets before a journey is begun was held by the Interstate comitu rce commission today to be neither discriminatory nor In violation of the law as set forth by the depart ment of justice. GLOB WORDS f . _ Yesterday’s Banquet Prob ably Most Successful in Tuscaloosa's History PREDICTIONS FOR ROSEATE FUTURE Men Who Have Long Labored for Open River Transportation Arc Chief Speakers at De lightful Affair rt wrrn w RnRrnu Tuscaloosa, October 31.—There has per haps never been a more successful ban quet In Tuscaloosa than that, this after noon in which the strong men of the community came together to celebrate the fact that a barge had for the first time followed from the gulf the Tombigbee and Warrior rivers to the coal fields of Alabama. The prime feature of the banquet was the short address of Oscar W. Under wood. But had Mr. Underwood been ab sent, the banquet would have been of sufficient Interest to attract the attention of the state Much was said of what had been ac complished. Much was said in way of prediction, in painting a glorious future for Tuscaloosa and Alabama as a result of a navigable stream. In addition, an- ; dbnt history was cited—this proving one of the most interesting chapters in the I entire celebration. Oliver Presides as J oastmaster W. B. Oliver, former dean of the law school of Tuscaloosa, a former solicitor of the Sixth district, candidate for Con gress, and strong and popular citizen, pre sided. He made a splendid toastmaster, lie was seated at the speaker's table be tween Congressman Underwood and Sen ator Bankhead. Others at the head were Frank S. Moody. A. S. VandeGraaff, F. G. Blair, John H. Bernhard of Holland, general manager of the Alabama and New Orleans Transportation company; William B. Bankhead of Jasper, another candidate for Congress, and others. In ,opening the banquet Mr. Oliver re cited the fact that the banquet was in celebration of the beginning of the barge service between Tuscaloosa and New Or leans. He spoke of what' had been ae (ContlnneU on Page ilnc.) FATHER OF OPEN WARRION SENATOR JOHN H. BANKHEAD Who, as congressman and senator, has been Warrior river’s most con sistent friend TUSCALOOSA JOYOUS OVER OPENING OF THE WARRIOR <Ccmtlnnpil from One» played a patriotic air, and there was wild waving of flags and buntings. There then followed an automobile tour through the university grounds, and to the coal tippk*, and a short ex cursion through the coal fields of the Warrior basin, the fields wherein are enclosed enough coal to supply the world for more than 3000 years. Prior to the ceremony of christen ing there had been addresses. F. G. Blair, one of the prominent and pro gressive citizen of Tuscaloosa, was in charge. The blessing of God was in yoked by Rev. Martin R. Heflin, who expressed with a grateful heart thanks ! to the Omnipotent in that He had given j remarkable foresight to John T. Mor • | gan, Imbued John H. Bankhead with 1 a patriotic dream of accomplishment, I and aroused the people of Tuscaloosa ' to grasp the golden opportunity which i had been held out for hundreds of years. SHORT ADDRESSES BY SEVERAL SPEAKERS Mr. Blair, after a short introduction, (Contluued on P«c» Mne» TUSCALOOSA WILL LOSE NO TIME IN US! RIVER NOW ■ OPEN TO THE GULF Reported Yesterday That Another Company Is Al ready Preparing to Start Second Barge Line CHEAPEST RIVER TRANSPORTATION IN WORLD IS OFFERED Many Cities Represented in Druid City Yesterday, Showing Widespread Interest in New Method of Transportation in Alabama By HIGH W. ROHR UTS | Tuscaloosa, October 31.—(Special.) After the celebration, the truth remain ing Is tills: Tuscaloosa has a river, navigable the year round, connecting with the Tomb'g bee on a direct line to the gulf; live barges—which number within a year will be increased to 18—are in operation; tho lowest rate for inland transportation In the world is offered. It Is reported here today, and staid business men have heard the report and given it heed, that another company is preparing to construct and operate barges on tho Black Warrior river. Judge W. W. Brandon, in an address today, stated that water transportation from Tuscaloosa to the gulf would regu late freight rates in Alabama. Cost Almost Infinitesimal John H. Barnhard, general manager of the Alabama and New Orleans Trans portation company, in a formal state ment today, declared that fuel necessary to propel a loaded bnrgo from Tusca loosa to New Orleans costs *1.80 and that this, with $1 per hour overhead expense, would constitute the total expense. lie declared that ho could move a ton of freight a mile for three-olghths of a mill, and that this was the eheapst in land transportation In the world. He de clared that the Rhine moved millions of tons per annum and that the Rhino was (Continued on l*afce Ele%*n) Demonstration Ends Tonight $ 10.00 Rocker for $3.95 It’s a rocker you would like to possess—ornament al, comfortable and dura ble. Handsomely uphol stered, spring seat, oak finish. Regular price $10. Saturday Only $3.95 Terms 50c Week Only those who pur chase a range or heater to day and those who bought during the week are en titled to this offer. Only one to purchaser. Furni ture houses barred from this bargain. Today winds up the most successful Range and Heater demonstration ever held in Birmingham. From all parts of thb city and county hundreds came to see the many new and ex clusive features of Cole’s High Oven Ranges, Cole’s Hot Blast Steel Ranges and Cole’s Hot Blast Heaters. Many bought right on the spot. Others came later to purchase. Scores went away glad they came. All praised these modem cooking and heat ing apparatus. But today, the last day, will be greatest of them all. Heaters will sell on terms at 50 cents a week—ranges on un usually low terms. Only purchasers of these heaters and ranges will be entitled to buy the handsome rocker shown here* at the ridiculously low price. There will be free souvenirs to babies—free souvenirs to ladies—free refreshments to all who come- -in fact, everything to make this final demonstration the most enjoyable of them all. Come. You won’t regret it. Cole’s High Oven Range Fires Never Out So many good things can be said about this range. However, you must see it to realize the many features it possesses. At our dem onstration we show it in actual op eration. We show how it saves enough fuel to pay for itself. It's the only range that saves time and space. Besides it can be used as a heating stove. The high oven ends backaches that low ovens cause. There's no stooping at all. And you can get breakfast with fuel supplied the night before. Think what an advantage this is on these cold mornings! Cole’s Hot Blast Heater The fame of Cole’s Hot Blast Heaters has spread to every part of the world. There isn’t a heater made that can do things this heater will do, with a guaran tee io back up the claims we make. With t this heater you make a $3.00 ton of com Vou soft coal or a ton of cheap slack do tne same work of hard coal, selling at $14 a ton, in $50 base heater. It holds fine from Saturday to Monday morning without attention. The fuel door pre vents smoke and dust from ashes getting ■ in tae room. The only heater on the market guaranteed not to puff. Terms I 50 ce jits a week. No Fires To Build $100.00 Reward Lf you can show us any fam ily range not manufactured by the Cole Manufacturing Co. that has an oven made of a solid one-piece 12-gauge material, bottom, sides and top, we will give $100 in cash. 1' Rhodes-Carroll Furniture Co., Exclusive Agents for Cole's Hot Blast Steel Ranges and Cole’s High Oven Ranges THIS IS THE ENAMEL WARE WE GIVE AWAY FRiEe WITH EVERY COLE HOT BLAST STEEL RANGE} To Those Who Are Using a Cole's Hot Blast Heater If any user of Cole’s Hot Blast Heater will report and show to the Rhodes-Carroll Furniture Company any leaking of air or improper con struction this company will give them a now stove in exchange, pro vided the stove proven defective has been purchased within 20 years of this date. Rhodes-CarroU Furniture Co. 2217-2219 Second Avenue