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Interest On savings is paid at our savings department. Is your money earning this amount steadily? If not, stai’t your account here today with a dollar or more. Many people are quietly building a bank account with this bank for future needs, and you are invited to do likewise. The First National Bank "A National Bank for Savings" Capital and Surplus $3,000,000 Rev. R. A. Elwood Spoke To Big Crowd at Jefferson Theatre Yesterday The Rev. R. A. ElwootT’addressed a “full house” at the Jefferson theatre yesterday afternoon, taking as his theme "My Mother’s Bible.” He is a singularly forceful speaker and makes his audience give ear to what he says by the very strength of his personality. The story lie told yesterday afternoon began with his earliest remembrance, when his mother took him on her knee and taught him from the Book of Life. The most pathetic part of his story was that dealing with the death of his mother. He told of her last illness, lasting only a short week, and of how up to her last moment she read the Bible and passed out into the great beyond with a hymn of praise upon her lips. “I was only a little fellow then,” said the Rev. Elwood, “and when the doctor came every day with his little black bag it worried me somewhat. I remember one day as the doctor passed out of the door he spoke to father and said: ‘Your wife is a very sick woman.’ Then our last Sabbath together, mother reading out of the Book and singing, 'The Lord Is My Shepherd.’ It was on the follow ing Tuesday that the doctor said to father, ’The end is very near.1 Then father went into mother’s bedroom and she asked him what the doctor had said. He told her that the end was near at hand and she called to my brother and me. We went into the room and she said, •Robby, bring the Book.’ I brought her Bible to her and she read that passage dealing with the Father’s house, in which there are mapy mansions. She took my father’s hand in hers and asked him to take care of us. He promised her sol emnly that he would. She next asked my older brother to look after me, and she took both my hands in her own and told me to always read my Bible; to always look to God when I was In trouble and I promised her. She had us all promise to meet her In heaven and, after we had done so, asked that we sing ‘The Lord Is My Shepherd.’ She Joined in the sing ing with a little quaver in her voice and It finally broke in a little sob. She fell back on the pillow and my father's hand quickly reached about her and lifted ner up. She looked at him out of those won drous eyes and smiled a feeble, joyous smile and passed into her Father’s house of many mansions. “It was about a week later that some one told me mother was dead. And then other people told me she was dead. Do you know, gentlemen, I have never be lieved she was dead! She is not deal! She is waiting over on the other side, standing a glorious figure, waiting for her boys—and by the g’-ace of God her boys will join her in her Father’s house.” He finished his lecture-sermon with an appeal to the men to turn back from the paths of sin. and come to their mother’s Bible. He asked all who would do so to rise and the entire audience’stood with but few exceptions. FEW VISIT ELEPHANT ON ACCOUNT OF RAIN "Miss Fancy” held a small sized re ception yesterday afternoon, despite the fact that tile weather was most unpropitlous. She is a lover of peanuts and avails herself of every opportunity to secure them, even going to the ex tent of holding receptions on rainy days. There were but few people stroll ing In Avondale park yesterday and the weather man gets all the blame. "Miss Fancy" was there and this fact doubtless brought out the few who were in attendance. The little folks were conspicuously absent. The elephant hopes that the weather man will become better before next Sunday, for she intends to havo the greatest reception of them all on that day. Refreshments will be served—to ••Miss Fancy"—and a thoroughly en joyable time Is hoped for. ML ADDS S150,000 TO ITS CAPITAL STOCK Effective Today the Interest Rate on Savings Is 4 Per Cent—Resources Are Now $2,000,000 Announcement is made of an increase of $150 000 In the capital stock of the Traders’ National -bank, all of which has been taken by present shareholders, mak ing the capital and surplus of the Insti tution over $300,000. The bank's resources are approximately $2,000,000. Effective today the bank has raised the rate of interest on savings deposits to 4 per cent. President John H. Krye of the Traders' National has issued the follow ing statement: "At a meeting of shareholders, recently held, It was decided to make an increase of $150,000 in the capital of this bank. That amount of stock has been taken by pres ent shareholders at a figure which gives In capital and surplus a total of more than $300,000. The resouroes of the bank are approximately $2,000,000, an amount sufficient to handle the great majority of accounts. "The capital of the Realty Trust com pany, under the same management, is $500 000, and there is no conflict of inter ests between the two institutions, because the Trust company does not, and, under its charter, cannot, receive deposits. Our feeling is that the Increase of capital, to gether with the affiliation of the Realty Trust company will largely increase the facilities we offer. "Effective December 1, 1913, we have raised the rate of interest on savings de posits to 4 per cent. There are decided advantages to the savings depositor in a national bank, and our directors have felt that. In tile interest of customers and of the institution, this increase in the rkte should be made. "We sometimes fear that thero Is a tendency oh the part of those not well acquainted with this bank to feel that it is too conservative in its methods of doing business; but it certainly is not our: purpose to merit that criticism. While maintaining substantial reserves, we have at all times taken good care of the needs of customers. The fact that In less than 10 years our resources have increased from $100,000 to $2,000,000 would indteute that we have been liberal in the treatment of patrons. "However the progress in these years has, in our Judgment, been due less to methods of management than to the op portunities which Birmingham affords, and to the kindly consideration of the pub lic. And our officers and directors be speak for the bank a continuance of the patronage so generously given In the past." CAPITAL DOCKET CRIMINAL COURT All County Courts Will Reconvene This Morning Following Supreme Court Recess A capital docket has been set in the first division of the criminal court for this week, over which Judge W. E. Fort will preside. The cases are as follows: Frank Harrington, alias Frank Arring ton, robbery; Levi Dorsey, alias Charley Williams, alias Levi Dosey, murder; Morgan Harding, alias Morris Hardy, rob bery; Mary Johnson, alias Button, mur der; Son Hooks, murder; John Palmer, murder; Chester Townsend, murder; Jeff Crowder, robbery; Lula Glenn, alias Mary Lula Glenn, murder; Nelson Butler, rob bery; Robert Johnson, murder; T. J. Pierce, murder; Bill Bean, alias W. L. Bean, murder; Dave Williams, murder. All of the divisions of the several courts of Jefferson county will reconvene this morning and take up the dockets set for the day. The civil courts have been in recess two weeks and the criminal court one week, as required by law, while the supreme court of Alabama is In session and considering the appealed cases from Jefferson county. Judge Samuel E. Greene will organize the juries in the criminal court and sound the docket and set the rases for the week In the first division. Judge W. E. Fort will arrive In the city today from Blakely, Ga., where he has been attending the bedside of .his mother, wdio is critically 111 and will take his seat on the bench Tuesday morning. The criminal court will be held in the new addition to the court house, which ^ias Just been completed. In the circuit court Judge E. C. Crow will organize the juries for the week, and sound the docket for the day. Judge Crow’s court has been transferred to the first floor of the new annex, and it is said that any one can find the entrance by means of a search warrant and a con stable. All the judges of the city court will occupy the same rooms except Judge John H. Miller, whose court has been transferred to the rooms formerly oc cupied by the first division of the criminal court. Business Judgment The wisest business man cannot render sound judgment on the mat ters which daily occur in the conduct of his business unless he is thoroughly informed on the under lying factors which affect all lines of commercial endeavor. Probably the easiest way to get dependable information in boiled down form on basic con ditions, is to read the monthly report covering all of the underlying factors, which is issued by this bank on the first day of each month. Shall we place your name on our mailing list? Birmingham Trust & Savings Co. 112-116 N. 20th St. Birmingham, Alabama CORNERSTONE IS LAID FOR NEW ST. ANDREW’S CHURCH With an impressive ceremonial and In the presence of a large gathering, the cornerstone of the new church of St. An drew’s, Episcopal parish, was laid yester day by the Rev. Willis G. Clark, rector, assisted by the Rev. R. DeOvies, former rector of the church. All the Episcopal clergy of Birmingham was present, as well as Dr. DeOvies, and Rev. E. E. Cobb of Montgomery. In the absence of any form of ceremony laid down in the prayer book of the American church, that of the Church of England w'as adopted for the occasion. The simple church exercises were com menced at 3 o’clock in the chapel built on the rear of the new church lot and were participated in by all the clergy. Rev. M. S. Barnwell of the Church of the Advent read the psalms, the Rev. I. O. Adams of Bessemer and the Rev. W. 1C. Claybrook the prayers, and Dr. Carl Henckel the creed. Rev. E. E. Cobbs preached the sermon, taking for his. theme, “The Apostle St. Andrew and His AJissloh.” The sermon was eloquent and particularly appropriate to the occasion. All the choirs of the Episcopal churches | in the district, under the direction of Prof. Fred Grambs. rendered special mu [ sic for the occasion. At the conclusion of the church services a procession was I formed, headed by the choir, which j marched from the chapel to a platform where the stone was to be laid and where the ceremonies were concluded. As the stone wras lowered every clergyman pres ent laid his hands on it and assisted i 1 placing it in its proper place, while the Rev. Willis Clark and Dr. DeOvies read the ceremony. During the exercises Mrs. Stevenson of the Church of the Advent sang a solo. The exercises were brought to a close by the benediction, pronounced by the Rev. Dr. Beard. The new church is located on the corner of Avenue K and Twelfth street. Yes | terday morning the Rev. Mr. DeOvies preached at the 11 o’clock services before a congregation that taxed the capacity of ! the church. Last night he preached at ! the Church of the Advent. Mr. James Iron Bull Writes An Effusive Letter To Mr. Boggs A letter that Is decidedly unique was re ceived by Henry Boggs, an attache of the Weidmann shows, which are to winter in Birmingham at the fair grounds. It was written by an Indian who wanted the job of chief of the Indians in the show. It is iiere reproduced just as the Indian wrote it. “Ogalala, P. O.. ‘•Pine Ridge, S. D., 11-13. “Mr. Henry Boggs, dear friend: “We want write to you a few words, hows the show this time Henry, now. Say we want come in Kit Carsons show next spring, so we want come in last spring, and we here and start that shows thats wre liker. And we got time do some thing at home, to we gone. You know now Henry, this season we want coming again so we can get two chief behavior Henry. We like Kit Carson show. We believer come in the show next season. “Well howf you think this what we want if you can believe that, and we can like care of some of the Indians, how many you want next season. We can find some good man of some good boys down th°re where we place now. Henry, we want two chief behavior last spring. We get that two chief again. We want little high next time to Ja^. Iron Bull, second chief last spring and I’m chief police last spring. Now this time Jas. Iron Bull ne want first of the chief this time and l want chief police this time again. Nov/ how you think that and we think well of this show man. But we surely what wre told you Henry. Well we want say thats all for this time. We want shake hand with you. We wont say nothing more. "We write to you again ans: to this letter we waitting to this note. Henry w'ell good by. So long, ans:—soon if you can tell this. Wiedmann bought this and ans:— soon. Here we I’m "MR. JAMES IRON BULL. "MR. JNO. R. F. SCOUT.” The Indian added on a separate scrap of paper: "And wfo want be surely for Primacy of the chief, well you did it pri vately or Weidmann bought this. And write to me soon if you can. goodby.” BAPTIST TRAINING Dr. Burroughs of Nashville Delivers Address Upon Progress of Work At 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon the Baptist Training school was called to or der, the faculty introduced, lessons as signed and announcements made. The at tendance yesterday was very large and indications point to an interesting and in structive five days’ session of the school. The work proper begins this afternoon at 4 o’clock. The main address of yesterday afternoon was made by Dr. P. E. Burroughs of Nashville, secretary of the department of education of the Southern Baptist Sun day school board. Dr. Burroughs in his address told of the great strides that have been made In teacher training with in the past 12 years. He said that work was first begun in 1901 by the Rev. W. B. Spilrnan and that up to the present time 24,400 people had qualified for diplomas and received them from the southern board. The speaker stated that this great for ward movement had accomplished at least four things: It had revolutionized church architecture; had changed ecclesiastical terminology; had created a new profes sion and had created a new institution. He said that history reveals that the first two were especially difficult to change in the life of a people and that they indi cated a deep conviction. The programme for today *is as follows: 4 p: m.— Prayer and praise service, Rev. J. O. Colley. 4:10 to 5:10—Class in the “pupil,” H. L. Strickland; class in American Baptist his tory, the Rev. B. F. Riley. 6:10 to 6—Class in New Testament his tory, Rev. W. S. WilejJ^ class in the books of the Bible, the Rev. P. E. Burroughs. 6 to 6:50—Lunch, served by the ladies of the Baptist churches. 6:60 to 7:60—Class in the books of the Bible continued under Dr. Burroughs; class in talks with the training class, by I,, p. Leaurel. 7:50 to 8:30—Address, “The Junior Pu pil,” by the Rev. W. S. Wiley. 8:30 to 9:15—Address, “The Uniform Lessons for 1914,” by Dr, W. J. Mc Qlothin. The training school will continue in ses sion up to and including Friday. A DISTINCT SUCCESS Full Report Will Be Pub lished Shortly—Yester day’s Services In all the Catholic churches of Ala buma yesterday the annual collection was taken for the Catholic university at Washington. For this diocese t' e collection usually totals something like $1000. and the total for the whole co; - try amounts to $100,000 or more. At high mass at St. Paul’s the Rev. Father Carroll preached a sermon ap propriate to the first Sunday of Ad vent. Just before the sermon the Rev. Father Coyle made a few remarks on the bazar recently held. He gave unstinted praise to all the ladies of the congregation who co-op-’ erated in the bazar work, and said that a full report would he published in the next parish monthly, feather Coyle said that from every point of view the bazar was a distinct success. The old church debt, he said, which had been con tracted by a former generation was now a thing of the past, an3 that the church being out of debt the congrega tion would be encouraged to go forward and make many needed improvements. He intimated that a school building and a new parochial residence would be among the improvements. Distinguished Artist in Per fect Form—A Large Audience Maud Powell, the distinguished vio linist, was greeted by a splendid au dience at the Orpheum yesterday after noon. The balcony was completely filled and a large number of music lovers occupied seats in the parquet. Miss Powell was assisted by Francis Moore, an excellent young pianist—a southerner, by * the way—who played not only the accompaniments but a solo group. The concert was given under tho auspices of the Cable-Shelby-Burtou Piano company and the discriminating audience could but have felt grateful to the gentlemen composing that firm for a refined treat which will long be remembered. The varied and well bal anced programme was as follows: Wienlawskl, concerto, D minor, Op. 22. (1), Allegro moderato; (2), Ro mance; (3), finale: ala Zingara. Bach, Sonata, E major. (Two move ments.) (1), Adagio; (2), Allegro. (Madame Powell and Mr. Moore.) Group of dances: Dvorak-Barth (a>, Slavic Dance, A major; Boccherini Powell (b), Minuet; Brahms-Joachim <o), Hungarian dance, E minor: Chopin Powell (d), “Minute” waltz; Sarasate (e). Zapatcado (Cobbler’s Dance, Span ish). Gruenfeld (a), Romance; Francis Moore (b), Caprice; Moszkowski (c>, Etude—Mr. Moore. Hubay, Hejre Kati. Miss Powell was in perfect form. With her large warm tone there was faultless intonation and clean-cut tech nic marked by absolute sureness. No artist could have revealed nobler emo tion or played with more poise. Th ? concerto which opened the programme had a beautiful reading and nothing could have been more classic than her rendition of the two movements of the Bach Sonata. Miss Powell was raptur iously applauded and among her beau tiful encore compositions were the Bee thoven minuet, a caprice by Kreisler and Hubay’s “Zephyrs.” A Mason & Hamlin piano was used. After the performance more than 100 persona from tho audience went back of the stage to meet Miss Powell. The charming violinist was cordial and gracious and seemed greatly pleased that so many ladies and gentlemen de sired to shake hands with her and ex press their appreciation of her artis try. \V. R. PERSONAL Mrs. W. P. Newman of Huntsville l.s visiting her brother, Dr. J. W. Barclay. Mrs. J. .7. McDonald of Aberdeen, Miss., is visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Glover at 1031 North Thirtieth street, ! Norwood. Jere Jerallie, the well known sales man for the Acme Canopy company, has been spending a few days with friends in the city. He has spent the past few months in Mississippi and south Alabama and reports good crops and excellent business. He states that ! in Mississippi the cotton crop will far exceed that of last year, the late sum mer b^ing in a measure responsible as the cotton has been all gathered. He also stated that in south Alabama h« found the Underwood sentiment verv strong and predicted that the con gressman from the Ninth district would carry the southern part of the state by a l^ge majority. Endeavor Meeting The executive committee of the Bir mingham District ^Thristian Kndeavor union will hold its monthly meeting at the Young Men's Christian association to morrow night at 8 o’clock. This is the last meeting of the year and is the last meeting of the present officers and com mitteemen. For this reason, the officer* of the union request that everyone make a written report of the activities during the year. DR. H. M. EDMONDS TALKS ON "HABIT" Influence of Habit on Life and Character “RUT IN BRAIN STUFF” Commends Thanksgiving Hahit as One of Best Because It Meant Close Relations With Cod—Fail ure and Success Dr. Henry M. Edmonds, pastor of the South Highlands Presbyterian church, yesterday delivered a characteriticallv strong sermon before a large congrega tion. He took for his theme "Habits.” He told his hearers tljat the little, seem ingly unharm£ul habits exercised a strong and sometimes baneful Influence upon life. One habit which he strongly com mended was that of thanksgiving. He 8aid it was a most gracious habit; that it related to Ood. That his hearers were im pressed was evidenced by the thoughtful and grave manner in which they gave attention. Dr. Edmonds spoke in part as follows: Habit a Rut "Habit is the rut that constant doing cuts in brain stuff. It may make no change in the actual fibre of the brain but does in the immaterial cloud that floats about and above the brain and is the brain, the nervous system, the char acter, the life. Some people go so far as to say that all morality is nothing more than habit extended through thousands of years and followed because experience has approved it. Such thinkers neglect a number of things, among them the phe nomena of conversion and of growth in grace. In the case of Saul of Tarsas, Tolstoi, Billy Sunday and millions of others, old habit molds were suddenly, or at least completely broken, and new ones set forming; and it was not a change of mind merely, but a churning up of the whole nature. So also in the hearts of a great multitude of the followers of Christ there is not a slow, passionless evolution of habit, but a fervid yearning for holi ness that cries unto God day and night and will not he denied. "Some things are stronger than habit. Will is. God is. But habit is strong as brass. "A man told me that lie had not changed his route to his office in L*0 years. If we should have our conversation reproduced on a talking machine we should find our tongues resounding in certain ruts of speec h that would surprise us. We preach ers are constantly in the way of getting into ridiculous habits of speech and ac tom of twisting a button on his coat. His tom of twisting a buton on his coat. His wife cut it off but had to iput it back. He couldn't preach without it. Habits lhat Count “Now there are certain habits of seem ingly no consequence which yet tell tre mendously on life. Some of these are habits of body, if they may be loosely so called—habits of diet, of exercise, of vicious or of godly practice, and the like. Others are habits of the mind. They constitute soul viewpoints from which to look at life and things. “They frequently would seem to, be not worth accounting, and at first may be insignificant, but little by little they come to flavor all of life and' to shape with iron hands even Its major issues. Some times it Is difficult to fasten the eye of discernment on the exact thing that has meant the failure of one man and the success of another. The two seem to be of like equipment, of like power; yet the one has fallen, the other climbed; or the climber may even have suffered heavy disadvantage in endowment and training. What is the secret? Perhaps some mere unsubstantial nicety of mental frame has in the one case by slow but sure degrees molded even ugliness into beauty; some subtle chemical in the mind’s alembic has sufficed to turn the dross to gold. There is much of truth in the old Stoic preach ment that tlie mind is the measure and standard of its own experiences, that things become food or poisons according as our spiritual stomachs handle them. We all have about the same material to work on labor, play, love, difficulties, privileges; yet one starves to death and abuses fate, another fattens and thanks God. A mental attitude a habit of mind, may explain the abysmal difference. A Gracious Habit “One of the most gracious of these lit tle life makers is the habit of thanks giving. It relates to God. It has its fingers on experience hut ks eyes on Him. It stands in the midst of the things of life but looks to God as the giver of those things and finds it in Its heart to say •pruiso God from whom all blessings flow.’ “And it is the antidote for many a poison, the vehicle, for many a healing balm. It peoples deserts with oases and makes the barren places to rejoice. Just a way of looking at things, only a little system of interpretation, but what mir acles it works; what puddles It makes to glisten, what hovels it converts into castles. Rostand says to the sun, ’With out thee things would be no more than what they are.’ But without thanksgiving things are vastly less than what they are. Gratitude is a multiplier and refiner of gifts and thereby a priceless benefactor; but ingratitude is a liar and a thief, deny ing tlie charm of what you have, thereby stealing away its blessing and its bloom. Cultivate Thanksgiving “A gentle, strong healing habit is this of thanksgiving, my friends. Cultivate it. Teach it to your children. It is better than gold, yea, than much fine gold. It will send its strains of light music up and down the halls of life, it will perfume the porticoes like jasmine at night. “There Is enough in each life for despair or for joyous thanksgiving. It depends on where we put the emphasis. As a mat ter of experience we ought to put it on the. thing for which we can be thankful, for that way lies hope and life. As a mat ter of honesty we must put it there, for the good far outweighs the had with every one of us. We are guilty of a crime against proportion if we do otherwise. There is a score on you that covers an inch. Study it with the microscope long enough and you will come to the conclu sion that you are rotten. Study the rest of your body where rosy health abounds and you will come to the conclusion that you are able to take care of a hundred sores. “Count your blessings, name them one by one. Sit right down and open a set of books. Put on the one side the items for which you owe thanksgiving; on the other side the difficulties, the sorrows the disappointments, the limtiations, the items for which God owes you a balance, some 1 sort of recompense. ISvery honest man , of us will have to say that where burdens did abound blessings did much more j abound. “Some of us have jaundiced our lives and the lives of others by moping over ! lnconsequental mishaps Instead of setting the skies aglow by remembering to do Him praise for the multitude of His mercies. And some of ua have suffered shipwreck and loss of argosy by not lay ing hold of the one little plank that was* afforded and making the most of that. Starting Point of Happiness “We ought to be happy and here Is a starting point. “If I have faltered more or less In my great task of happiness; If I have moved among my race And shown no glorious morning face^ How to Buy on “5 and 10 Cent” Payments There is a Birming ham merchant who bought part of his first business interest with dimes and pennies dropped in an empty (can on the shelf, one of each every day. This little bright metal re cording safe will help you buy something worth while with little change your pocket never misses. Inter est will round out the sum total. It takes quarters and smaller. We'll be glad to loan you a safe like this. Savings Department near front entrance of the AmericanTrusiMavingsRank ARRIVE IN THE CITY Will Spend Winter Out at State Fair Grounds PERFORMERS LEAVE Whole Aggregation, However, Will Be Back Early Next Spring To Rehearse and Give First Show in This City The'Wiedmann Bros., Kit Carson, Buffa lo Ranch shows arrived in sections at the Fair grounds yesterday morning about 9:30. The first section of the train was mostly flat cars and carried the various vehicles used by the wild west show. The old stage coach, the prairie schooner and all the other appurtenances to the wild and wooly w'est were to he seen, and the small boy, who was very prominent in the gathering of the curious, was in his glory. lie had read about all thebe things and now that he saw them lie stood and stared in open-mouthed awe. The shows will spend the winter here and will begin right away to rehabilitate the wagons, the scenery, the cars and all the property of the circus. Blacksmiths will begin to make new thin.us, aided by the carpenters and painters and by next April the show will make its debut in re splendent glory. Everything will be spick and span, where now It looks dim and drab. The entire outfit appears rather ; dingy, but it has put in a long, hard season on the road, and few things stand such a siege as these props have gone through. Performers Not Here A large number of the performers are now filling vaudeville engagements or are en route to their homo town to spend ihe winter. Most of the Indians left the show Saturday night at a little Georgia town, where it closed the present season, and are now making all possible haste across the broad and fertile prairies, where once only the foot of the Red Man chased the elusive deer or remorselessly shot the buffalo. They want to get buck to the Dakotas to tell their friends of the wonders of the city, where the white man is as thick as the leaves on the trees, and of the great success of the Indian in the show business. They will tell them, too, of the places were “firewater” is plentiful and where, even though it is plentiful, one cannot drink as much as one wants, because of some minion of the great white father, who is always stand ing a-near. There will be something like 100 people who will remain with the show In Bir mingham this winter, and they will be composed for the most part of mechan ics. Only a few of the performers will stay in the city. The main exhilbt hall at the fair frounds is to be turned into a huge blacksmith shop and workhouse combined, and here will the scenery and every part of the show be thoroughly overhauled. A new spectacle will be pre pared also, and something like 100 people will reach Birmingham in March for re hearsal in this. It Is to be called “Poca hontas,” and is to be a magnificent thing. Ft will portray the life of the Indians in aboriginal days and will tell the story of Captain John Smith and the Indian mold as it really was. Cook Tent Erected The cook tent of the shows was erected yesterday afternoon late and the cooks started to prepare food for the workmen on four stoves. Three tons of meat are consumed In a single week In this show and 500 loaves of bread are used each day. It Is a hard matter for the chef to satisfy the many and varied appetites'of his guests, for they come from every nation on the globe. The Japs desire rice and want to fight if they don’t get it. The Indians must have meat or else the cook is anthem&tlzed and is sometimes com pelled to defend himself against the on slaught of several irate braves, who fe» l that they have been insulted. The cow boys from the western plains eat meat mainly and are pretty well satisfied with 1 most anything if it is cooked well. The j Birmingham merchant who secures the contract to feed this aggregation can well feel that he can easily weather the win ter. The entire show is housed in 28 cars when on the road, and only about 18 of them arrived yesterday. The rest will i probably reach the city early this morn ing. If beams from happy human eyes Have moved me not; if morning skies. Books, and my food, and summer rain Knocked on my sullen heart in vain— Lord, thy most pointed pleasure take And stab my spirit broad awake!’’ “Let us lay hold of the things of which we are glad and sing them until all the color and fabric is informed with our hap piness. “ ‘O, to have life henceforth a poem of new joys! To dance, clap hands, exult, shout, skip, leap, roll on, float on! To be a sailor of the world bound for all ports A swift and swelling snip full of rich trords, full of Joys.’ " CORONER TO PROBE FAUUANIORDER Says Indifference Is Cause of Local Crime HOW MANY HANGINGS? Estimates There Have Been 300 Mur ders in County So Far This Year With But Very Few Arrests and Convictions Coroner Charles L. Spain is to begin this morning an exhaustive inquest into the assassination of Charles Falllia, a young Italian grocer of Pratt City, last Tuesday night at the Frisco railroad crossing at Pratt City. The shooting and killing of Falllia remains one of the many murder mys teries of Greater Birmingham in the. last 11 months. ‘Murder in Birmingham is such a common occurrence,” said Coroner Spain, “that the assassination of this Italian grocer of Pratt City a few nights ago hus attracted little atten tion. The man is dead—his murderer is at large and unknown, and the gen eral public has forgotten all about the tragedy. Whether or not the murderer Is caught matters little as the public is indifferent. “It is this very indifference on the part of the public that is causing me such hard work in investigating homi cides. This indifference is encouraging to the unlawful element and it has come to the point where a negro prefers to be arrested on the charge of murder than on the charge of grand larceny. The reason for this is easily apparent to anyone who will take the trouble to study the situation. "There has been so far this yea*’ *n _ Jefferson county approximately JOU and some odd murders—not mere unlawful homicides but the cold blooded variety of murder. Now I would like to ask just how many murderers have been tried and convicted so far this year? How many murderers have been taken to the gallows? How many murderers are now in jail? From the statistics In my office this Is not an abnormal year for murders as last year and the year before the number of homicides was practically the same. Therefore it can’t be said that delay in trials accounts for the small number of convictions this year. "At the rate of J00 or more murders a year for the last four years as the report of my predecessor in office showed, If only 60 pet* cent had been convicted, there should have been at least 150 murderers sent to the gal lon’s every year. Just think of it a moment, If 150 murderers had been ahnged so far this year, whether It would have a retarding effect on the tendency in Birmingham to take hu man life on every possible occasion. But as long as negroes and white people know for a certainty that through legal technicalities they can make a low bond and escape trial for months and even years, and after a trial artfl conviction through appeals can get more delay until all the witnesses die or disappear, and in the end the statje nolle presses the charge, murders will continue in Birmingham; they will not only continue but they will Increase In number. “We encourage outlawry by Indif ference and must therefore pay, the cost.” , Two Negroes Are Taken to the Hospital While the “Marksman” Escapes Tilton Hughes and John Lewis, two negroes, were shot yesterday afternoon and seriously wounded at 706 South Thirteenth street, it is alleged, by Will Lewis, negro. Following the shoot ing Will Lewis made good his escape. Investigation by the police disclosed the fact that Will Lewis coming home about 4:50 o'clock and finding hi^ wife talking to Tilton Hughes, became vio lent In his anger. Lewis is said to have drawn an old fashioned single actioh pistol and to have started shooting in the general direction of Hughes. How ever, l^ewis was a very poor marksman and his first shot, instead of hitting the dodging Hughes, pierced the left arm above the elbow of John Lewi-, a brother of Will Lewis; the second shot grazed the scalp of Will Lewis* wife, and his third, fourth and fifth shots jeopardized the lives of all* the neighborhood within range, but the sixth and last shot struck the fleeing Tilton Hughes in the leg just above'* the knee and brought him down to earth. Seeing that he had brought down his "bird” Will Lewis threw away fils gun and drawing his knife he started towards the groaning Hughes with the intention of carving his initials on his victim's face, but prudent neighbors fearing pollen intervention prevailed on tlie irate Will to hike to parts un known for the next day or two. The negroes Hughes and Lewis were removed to the Hillman hospital soon after the police arrived. It was stated at the infirmary that amputation of Hughes' leg might be necessary, Lewis’ wound is not expected to prove serious. *It was stated at police headquarters that large crowds of both negroes and white persons gathered at the scene of the shooting.