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Special Music at Roof Cafe
Tonight — Entire Club
Will Be Thrown
Open to Ladies
The inauguration of the table d’hote
dinners at the Press club tonight is ex
pected to prove immensely popular wit
members. From the number of reserva
tion? made. Secretary Dameron believes
that it will be rather difficult for him to
seat everyone who attends. After 6
o’clock on Sunday evenings the entire
club will he available to the ladles who
are accompanied by members. They will
be permitted to use the library, the main
lounging room and all departments of
the Press club.
The orchestra will render a special pro
gramme tonight. The menu will be es
pecially prepared by Secretary Dameron.
Jt is stated that the decision of the Press
club officials to give the entire club over
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Term*: I’nriijil I’h» iim-mi l*lnn
j 1 IctroInN I'roin $15.00 up
u* me lunies on sunupy mgnt win m
very greatly appreciated by them.
The musical programme and the mem
for tin; Initial dinner follow:
Table d'hote Sunday, March 1:
Crab meat canape
Salted almonds Hearts of celerj
("ream of tomato
Fried fillets of sole tartar sauce
O’Brien potatoes
Uompote of peaches—Press club
Roast young turkey, oyster dressing,
cranberry cauce, or prime ribs of
beef au jus? mashed potatoes
Lima beans Green pea*
Waldorf salad
Strawberry ice cream Assorted cakes
Fruit pudding, wine same
Neufachatel cheese Crackers
From 6:30 p m. to 9:30 p. m. No a la
carte service during table d'hote hours.
Price $1.
By Press Club orchestra. Miss Kathryn
Senter, director.
The “New Club," march tDameron*'
Nights of Gladness, raise (Ancliffe);
Sweethearts, song (Herbert); Miss Bes.
1 Meek.
Stradeilu. overture (Flotow); Humor
esque, violin solo (Dvorak); Miss Buck
Hungarian Dance (Brahms*. A Perfect
Day. cello solo (Bond). Miss Anne Mc
Isle IVAmour, valse (Edwards); Modern
Eve, selection (Hollaender); At Dawn
ing. song (C-adman): Miss Meek.
Barcarolle. Tales of Hoffman (Offen
Popular Songs "Sit Dow. You're Rock
ing the Boat:'* “All Dressed Up and No
Place to Go,’’ 'Sympathy,” “You Made
Me Love You."
('aim as the Night (Bohm.*
l^akoczy. Hungarian March (Liszt.)
(Continued From Piucc One)
i Lacy's intention to deliver this money to
the Birmingham bunks*'
Those who have follow-' d the celebrated
trial closely, who have kept up with the
evidence, and who have heard the argu
ments for the defense maintain that it
was. Still, it is not 1 mown.
I*a< y'.s story is premised. 'It may he
told in the Oakley trial, which is sched
uled for next week, when the former
head of the convict department will bo
tried for the embezzlement of state funds.
Lacv may be placed on the stand at this
trial, and If so, it is understood that, his
r-iory will be not only interesting, but one
that will acquit him of the serious charges
under which he is held.
However, only future developments can
tell what will he the outcome.
Lacy may bn after r» 11 a mere creature
of circumstance—a scape goat, more loyal
to the interests of another than to the
higher ideals of individual principles and
moral rectitude.
f- -===- ---—^
The time when you will need a few
extra dollars above your regular in
come—either to go into business for
yourself, make a good investment or
tide over some rainy day.
This need is taken care of with a sav
ings account in this bank, which you
.1 can build up a few dollars at a time.
19 r
Capital and Surplus $750,000
Resources Over $3,000,000 jj
Oldest Savings Bank in Alabama
Castoria (35c size) . 24c jfZ
Wine of Cardui. 58c js
(These are some of Averyt’s regular prices.) j j
(At Central Store)
We have put together
humiredB of samples of Toilet
Articles, Perfumes. Cold
‘ reams, Face Powders, Sacli
•its, Toilel Waters, Soaps,
etc., in packages of three.
With each purchase at our
Central Store Monday we will
give you one of these pack
ages of samples flee
Here is youi opportunity to
try many new articles with
out cost.
and Supplies
Make this .store your
Kodak headquarters.
We carry all the Kast
man Films, Plates and
supplies, and do develop
ing and printing.
And Kodaks from $1 up
to $65.
Deliveries made seven
days in the week.
For That
Rexall fold Tablets will
cheek that cold in its infancy.
They cost 25c—a mere noth
ing as compared with the dis
comfort it relieves.
We recommend Rexall
Preparations because they
have proved to be so thor
oughly dependable that we,
the people from whom you
buy the goods, cheerfully re
fund your money if you are
In any way dissatisfied with
your purchase.
Chocolates OF^^^STOreB^ ^ fl
80c the pound Chain of Rexa" storea 1 H
Central Store, 20th Street (Formerly Collier’s)
Herzog-Thompson Company Victim of Thief- $1000 Stud Stolen
from Robert Stubbs—Garrett Loses $750 to Pickpocket.
Organized Gang Said to Be Operating in Town

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of tbieveaf
'I’li|m In (he «|HCM(|on tlmt MCverul clt
1 ir.ciiM arc unking. 'There were nevernl
Import uni robberies reported during
the Innt few tluyn-— the raont Import tint
being n “mysterious" tllnmontl robbery
! nt ller/.ofr.Thompnon’n Jewelry ntore
| mi Third avenue near Nineteenth
street. It In ntnted that a clerk left
two unmounted dlumondn on n trny on
top t li<- glunn cane Friday afternoon
for n few momeiitn nnd when he
turned liln licnd nnd looked for IiIn
dlnniondN they hud dlanppeared. The
'nine of the diamonds was reported ns I
In speaking of the robbery last
night J. G. Thompson, secretary and
treasurer of the Herzog-Thompson
company, reluctantly admitted that the
robbery had occurred. He said:
‘Yes, there has been a robbery in
our store and it happened Friday aft
ernoon. However, we have made every
effort to keep the robbery quiet so as
to be able to apprehend the thieves.
“The manner of robbery is unknown
to us. A clerk left two unmounted dia
monds on top the glass showcase for
a moment and when he turned his head
to look for his stones they were gone.
Wo reported the robbery to Detective
Steve Wiggins and I understand lie is
working on the case.**
Another diamond robbery reported at
detective headquarters yesterday was
that the $1000 diamond stud of Rob
ert Stubbs, the motorcycle dealer, had
been Stolen. Mr. Stubbs offered a $50
reward for the return of his stickpin
According to Mr. Stubbs, lie was at
tending the wrestling match at the Ath
letic club Friday night and on his way
out of tlie building in the huge crowd
some one reached over and yanked out
the stud from Mr. Stubb's necktie. The
crush was so great that though Mr.
Stubbs felt tile tugging at his tie, he
was unable to prevent the robbery or
to get after the thief.
ft was stated that the crowd at the
wrestling match proved excellent picking
for the pickpockets, as no less than 15
pockets were picked for an aggregate sum
of $1500. The names of the victims can
not be made public, as they are on the
private tile of the detective department.
•T. J. Garrett, a retired attorney, who
lives on West Twentieth street, reported
that while entering the American Trust
and Savings bank he had his wallet
stolen from ills pocket. The sum lost
by Mr. Garrett was reported at detective
headquarters as $750. Detective* Gold
stein is working on this case.
it is also reported that the clerk of a
business house, whose name is withheld
by tlie detective department, while en
tering a downtown bank, placed a can
vas bag full of silver ir> his overcoat
pocket and also a bank nook in which
was a bundle of bills while with both
hands he pushed the hank door open.
After the clerk had entereor the bank be
discovered that his bag of silver and
thp bank book containing the currency
had disappeared. Detectives arc investi
gating this case.
.Another heavy pickpocket theft was re
ported at detective headquarters last week
when a well known business was. whose
name is also withheld, reported that while
entering a downtown bank bad his pocket
picked of $1500. This man emphatically
stated that there was a band of profes
sional pickpockets operating in the city.
It was stated at detective headquarters
that everything was being done to ar
rest the numerous pickpockets who were
making Birmingham their winter head
quarters and that some arrests were like
ly to be made within the next few days.
(Continued Front Pnarr One.9
lug his argument on the theory that the
state's case was not complete.
Closing argument for ♦ lie stale was
made by (’apt. Frank White of Birming
ham, who lias been the leading counsel
for the prosecution. Captain White de
clared that the defense had no other
ground Ilian that thin technicality, and
I hat II would he a disgrace to the state
of Alabama to fall to convict Lacy. He
spoke two hours and made a strong im
At the conclusion of Captain White's
speech, court adjourned for two hours.
When it resumed Judge Brown began
his charge to the jury. TI*> court charged
(hat the jury should weight al! the evi
dence in fairness and justice, and that
they should not Indulge In mere conjec
ture in returning a verdict.
The governor of Alabama and other
state officials sat in the courtroom when
the verdict was rendered. Mosit of them
had been present at the trial throughout
the week, and nearly all of them were
friends of Lacy. None of them were
surprised at the verdict.
Lacy Is under six other Indictments by
the Montgomery county grand jury, all
alleging the embezzlement or larceny of
state funds. It is probable that he will
not he tried under any one of these other
indictments until his present ease is dis
posed of by the supreme court.
His attorneys wil! take an appeal from
the verdict tonight to the supreme court.
The ease may go to the highest state
tribunal in May. or it may be delayed
until November. But should Judge Brown
fix Lacy's sentence on the original in
dictment for live years or more, he can
not secure bond. It is believed that I.aey
will lie given not less than 10 years on
the first indictment, in which event it.
is supposed that Lacy’s attorneys will
take an appeal at the earliest possible
This will probably be the course of
the defense. It was understood from tile
beginning that Lacy's lawyers had no
hopes of clearing their client before a
Jury; that their only hopes were bused
on the fact that the statutes were not
sufficient to cover Lacy's rase. Teehni
caliies have been the stronghold of the
Lacy will probably lie summoned as a
witness next, week in the trial of James
G. Oakley, former president of tile con
vict department. It is said that he may
he put on the stand though this is not
probable. The fart that his atorneys
have refrained from putlog him on tiie
stand during the last five days has served
to convince attorneys for the state that
tic will not be made to testify in the
Oakley trial, which begins next Wednes
day. The session in detail today was as
Brown Announces Decision
■When court resumed tills morning
Judge Armstead Brown, presiding
judge, announced that lie. would over- Jl
rule the motion of the defense to ex- s
elude all evidence of the state sop- •>
urate’ and severally on the various >'
counts of the indictment under which °
Lacy was being tried. The defense I1
noted an except!*.n to the court’s rul- '
ing. h
Foliowing the courts decision Solic- t
itor William T. Seibels of the Mont- •
gotnery city court began the argu
ment before the jury. o
“I know you arc going to convict this
defendant,” began Solicitor Seibels. ji
‘His lawyers arc relying on technical- v
ities, but it will not suffice. u
“Gentlemen of the jury, why in God's
nam,. did this defendant come back? o
Why did ho come hack when he was y
safe from the hands of the law? Why, »
unless he expected to secure his lib- a
erty oil some technicality of the law?
‘‘Where is the $72,000 he stole? There p
is not one particle of evidence that f,
he has made restitution of a single \}
dime. For all we know he has it ‘salt- t
ed* away, and some day, when he se- j(
cures his release from the penitentiary, r
he will enjoy the fruits of his theft.” t
Solicitor Seibels ' dwelt at length on
Lacy’s operations in the convict depart
ment. stating that the defendant had be
gun to steal shortly after he began his i
duties with the state Referring to the a
$72,000 transaction, the solicitor related | j
detail after detail, describing the wooden
box—“the most famous box in the his- I
tory of the state”—and telling of his ride s
in an automobile around (he city. f
Time to Throw Off Technicalities
The solicitor, in referring to the efforts ‘
of the defense, declared it was time to
throw off technicalities, maintaining that y
i: would be a disgrace to the entire state
if he were not convicted. Closing his able .
argument, Solicitor Seibels maintained ^
that the whole of Lacy’s transaction was
a plain case of stealing, and asked that (
he be convicted.
W. W. Hill, who made the opening
speech for the defense, asked for the j,
general affirmative charge on each count
separately and severally. There were 10
grounds on which the defense asked for
the affirmative charge, being based on .
all the grounds assigned in the demurrer, ,,
on t grounds assigned In the motion to
exclude, on the ground that the owner
ship of the property alleged to have heen
embezzled and stolen had not been proved, *
Mr. Hill’s argument was based on the '!
theory that the state had not made out ,
its case; that the state had failed to
prove the several (barges averred in the ;
He made reference to the speech yes
terday afternoon of Captain Frank P.
White of Birmingham, attorney for the
state. “When you hear Captain White ad
dress you this morning,” said Mr. Hill.
you will hear one of the ablest addresses
for the prosecution you ever heard, but
Deaths and Funerals
Thomas I). DeWitt
Funeral services over the remains of
Thomas D. DeWitt. aged throe years,
who died yesterday nt 3809 Avenue F.
the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas B. DeWitt, will be conducted at
2 o’clock tliis afternon from the resi
dence. Interment will follow in Elm
wood cemetery.
Mrs. Velma Box
The remains of Mrs. Velma Box. aged
-0 years, who died Friday at her late
residence in East Thomas, were sent to
Coal City yesterday morning for inter
ment. The deceased is survived by her
husband and one child. j
T. W. Walsh
Funeral services over the remains of
T. W. Walsh, aged 68 years, who died
Friday night, will be conducted this aft
• moon at 3 o’clock from residence. In
terment will follow in Forest Hill ceme
tery T • deceased died at his late resi
dence, 27 Walker street, Boyles.
J. Pimmier
The remains of J. Pimmier. who died
late Friday night in a local infirmary,
are being held at the undertaking rooms
of Lige Loy’s pending the funeral ar
rangements by relatives. The deceased
was 60 years of age.
(leorge Barley Elliott
George Barley Elliott, aged SI years,
died yesterday at his late residence, 1029
North Thirteenth street. The deceased
is survived by his widow and 10 children.
The children are: George B., William,
John, Samuel and Isaac Elliott, Mrs. J.
11. Cocclola. Mrs. AL L. Weigel, Mrs. T.
E. Streit, Miss Sarah Elliott and Miss
Annie Eliott. Funeral services will he»
conducted from the residence at 2:30
o'clock tomorrow afternoon with inter
ment in Elmwood cemetery. Six grand
sons of the deceased will act as pall
bearers. They are: Simon Jones. Sam
Elliott, Harry Elliott. William Streit. Jr., i
Ernest Weigel and Ray Elliott. )
JOHNS Undertaking Co. Phone 1002.
LIGE LOY, Undertaker. Phone 76®.
frAtn^inn ****** •»#« cihimee,
lureilldUUn IIS. (Inctnoatl t remi.
•loo Co. Office HO Wlggin* Block* Cia*
•taaatl, o., Booklet* free.
On account of the Interest that is be
ing taken in the lecture on socialism to
be given tonight by Peter VV. Collins,
the place of speaking has been changed
and the lecture will be given in the Or
pheilm theatre and not at the Princess,
as was tirst announced. Since the an
nouncement was made that Mr. Collins
would attack socialism in his lecture, a
challenge for a joint debate was made by
a local socialist, VV. M. Turnbull, which
was promptly accepted by the commit
tee having Mr. Collins' lecture in charge.
It is understood that at the meeting to
night the date and arrangement for the
Joint debate will be made.
The lecure is under the auspices of
the local lodge of Knights of Columbus
and is pursuant to action taken by the
supreme lodge of the order to send lec
turers throughout the country speaking
on socialism from a Catholic standpoint.
don’t be lead by flights of oratory.”
Mr. Hilt spoke for more than an hour,
his principal theme being that Lacy’s
guilt had not be«n proved; that the state
had failed to sustain a single count of
the indictment.
Col. Jess.? Stallings of Birmingham, an
other attorney for the defense, followed
Mr. Hill. Colonel Stallings’ address was
somewhat similar to that of Mr. Hill.
The Birmingham attorney told the jury
that. Lacy had intended taking the money
to Birmingham for the purpose of meet
”<g the checks which Lacy had given on
two banks of that city for $117,000.
Captain White objected to this state
ment on the ground that there was no
evidence to show that l.acy bad any in
tention of taking the money to Birming
Colonel .Stallings said it was needed
there. This remark caused a general
laugh in the courtroom.
Captain White took exception to a re
mark of Colonel Stallings when the lat
ter jestingly referred to him as “you old
The court reprimanded Colonel Stall
ings for his remark and an apology was
made to Captain White.
Colonel Stallings had not concluded his
argument at 1 o’clock and recess was
taken until 2:30 o’clock.
Afternoon Session
When court resumed at 2:30 o’clock this
afternoon Colonel Stallings continued hi.s
speech to the jury. He argued as to the
ownership of the money which Lacy is al
leged to have embezzled. He located the
ownership of the property in J. G. Oak
ky. stating that Lacy was responsible to
nakley rather than to the state. He said
he was so thoroughly convinced himself
that he believed lie could convince the
He again said the state had not made
out a ease against Lacy
‘ Since the state did not. make out a
proper case,” said Colonel Stallings, “it
was not incumbent upon the dependant to
make any explanation.”
Referring to the presence in the court
of the governor, the speaker said that
when the governor left his private office
ai the capitol and came to court he came
as a private individual.
‘‘The governor is using all the power of
his administration to convict this de
fendant," said Colonel Stallings. “He has
brought here his appointees to testify for
the state, and when they testilied they
looked into the fare of the governor and
realized that he had the power to sweep
the bread out of their mouths.”
Captain White Closes
• apt. Frank K. White of Birmingham,
in making the closing speech for the state,
said that the case before the jury was
l tie most remarkable he had ever known.
"Why, gentlemen of the jury, Judas
Iscorlot showed more compunction of con
science than this defendant has mani
fested, Tor Judas, realizing his guilt did
go out and hang himselt. l.acy, although
realizing his guilt, dees not show one
sign of repentance. He Is seeking to
gain tlie liberty on a mere technicality,”
said Captain White.
Referring to the defense's nttuck
against the indictment. Captain White
said ■
"Had we indicted l.acy for stealing
Oakley's money the great lawyers on
the other side would have laughed at
us, and said that the defendant should
have been indicted for taking the state's
Captain White referred to J. U. Oakley
as a fellow conspirator with Lacy, since
Oakley had asked the hank to let Laoy
iiave cash on the checks presented by his
chief clerk.
The leading attorney for the state drew
a picture of a dinner party, having as
guests Colonel Stallings. Mr. Hill and
other lawyers on that side. “These law
yers," said Captain White, "will drink
their wine and smoke 25 cents cigars and
congratulate themselves in having put
one over on you.”
“But, my friends, should they we able
to do that you would be compelled to
hang your heads in shame.
”1 would be ashamed of my state. I
would be ashamed of the capital city
of my state, and I would be ashamed
of the intelligence of our people if you
! should accept the theory of the defense,
i Should you acquit this defendant Ala
j bama would be compelled to hang her
head in shame before her sister states.”
Again taking up the defense's theory
| that Lacy had given the money to a Iv
lev, Captain White said this did not
make any difference; tha* Lacy would
i not be any the less guilty since the state
did not get the money.
The case went to the jury ai 10:30
o’clock tonight.
Fireman Is Injured
W. W. Skelton, a fireman at Xo. 11
! station, Hraymont, wa • seriously injured
i last'night about 9 o'clock at a l ire at the
' residence of W. L. Wooten. It appears
that while Skelton was on top a ladder
! he lost his balance and fell about 20 feet,
1 sustaining serious bruises on his head,
j He was removed to St. Vincent's hos
! pilal where hr is reported as resting
I easily.
R. K. s. Reeves, aged r»G years, died this
morning at 1 o’clock at his late residence,
3460' Highland avenue, after a short ill
ness of pneumonia. Funeral services will
be conducted from the residence this aft
eritocn at 3:-30 o'clock, following which
♦ he body Mill be sent to Charlottsville.
Va., for interment by Johns.
Mr. Reeves was one of the pioneers of
Birmingham, coming here in 1887 from
Virginia. He was prominently identified
with industrial affairs and at the time
of his death was chief clerk of the
coucher division of the Tennessee Coal*
Iron and Railroad company.
Mr. Reeves was horn September 18, 1861,
in Albemarle county, Virginia. He is
survived by his widow. Mrs. Rose Gar
land L/ewIs Reeves, and one son. Henry
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