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SUIT AGAINST THE STEEL
CORPORATION NEARS CLOSE PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE IS CONCLUDED—BOTH SIDES WILL NOW PREPARE BRIEFS New York. March 30. Presentation of evidence was completed today in the gov ernment's suit for the dissolution of the United States Steel corporation under the Sherman antitrust law. Counsel for both sides will prepare briefs ami arguments will be heard in the federal court In Philadelphia In the fall. It Is anticipate^ that it will be many months before a de cision is handed down by that court. "When this decision finally is given it is expected an appeal will be taken to the United States supreme court whatever the decision of the lower tribunal. The suit was filed In Trenton October 26. 1911. The record in the case cover* some 23,200 typewritten pages and 15,001 printed pages. Hearings, begun on Ma> 6, 1912, but suspended during the twc summers since, have been held in a num ber of cities. Many noted men were wit nesses, including Theodore Roosevelt, tbi late J. P. Morgan, G. W. Perkins, E. H Gary, C. M. Schwab, YV. E. Corey ant James A. Farrell. CLAIM NEGRO SHOT INTO STREET CAR Guy Aldrich, a negro, was arrested yes terday by police officers and placed ir the city jail charged with shooting |nt< a moving street car. It is alleged by the police that the negro Aldrich fired sev eral shots into a Boyles car last Saturday night In North Birmingham. No one w&s Injured by the shooting. although i1 caused had scare among the passengers (Advertisement) # Sheriff McAdory Calls Heflin Down Birmingham, Ala., March 30, 1914 To the Public: In the daily press of recent date, Solicitor Heflin, in a twc column effort 1o explain his inefficiency as solicitor of Jeffer son county, charges me as sheriff of our county and my office with instituting prosecutions without merit “in pursuit ol fees.” Records will show that my office has made fewer ar rests, on warrants sworn out by deputies for misdemeanors than during the previous fifteen years. It is known that tin sheriff does not get any fees from arrests and convictions be fore Judges Abernethy and Benners, of the court of commor pleas, and has had no fees from convictions in the crimina court where prisoners were sent to the county roads. In regard to assistance rendered by the sheriff’s office in fel ony cases, Mr. Heflin knows that he was offered by me tim< and time again the services of two of the best deputy sheriffs and detectives, Chris Hartsfield and Fred McDuff, to be founc and at no time did I hesitate to do work suggested by tin solicitor. I intended to take no active interest in the election of solic itor, but Mr. Heflin has seen fit to assail the sheriff’s office after T had endorsed Mr. Z. T. Rudulph for solicitor. WALTER K. M’ADORY. (Advertisement) r* ■■ 1 ■' m ■ 1 '■■■> Walter S. Brower, Candidate for the Legislature, Given Strong est Indorsement Accord ed Any Candidate Read Them and Judge lor Yourself City of Birmingham BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Geo. R. Ward, Pres. A. O. Lane Jam cm Weatherly II. S. Ry all. Secretary March 27, 1914. To the PubHc: I satisfied ie will make a valuable I Mr. \A . S. Brower has a most sen- I representative, sible platform, and if elected am | Respectfully, Geo. B. Ward City of Birmingham BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Geo. R. Wnrd, President A. O. I.ane .lamed Weatherly j II. S. Rynll, Secretary March 26th, 1914. your pledges on this platform, do mr „ _ not hesitate to call on me. Mr. Walter S. Brower 1 take thlB occasion, also, to ex i 1st National Bank Bldg.. press the hope that other good citi _ Birmingham, Ala zens who are alive* to .the issues in J>ear Sir which the City of Birmingham Is so I have read your platform of prln- vitally Interested, will cast their ciples which you have published in votes for one who has so clearly and the aid of vour candidacy for the po boldly announced the city’s and legislature from this county, a copy county's needs. of which 1 herewith enclose simply Notnlng that T have said is in as a part of my letter. tended as a criticism of the platform I have made inquiry into your his- of any other candidate, or as an in tory and credentials and I unliesl- vldlous comparison with any other tatingly give my unqualified sup- candidate. What I say is, that yifur Pprt to your candidacy on this nlatform suits me from start to platform. I shall be glad to aid you finish, as a Commissioner of the In any way in my power, and if you City of Birmingham and a citizen are elected if I can forward your of Jefferson county. • work in any way in carrying out Very sincerely yours. James Weatherly Office of ^ A. 0. Lane Commissioner of Public Justice lllrmlnfrham, Ala. March 26th, 1914. its merit. After inquiry as to your sincerity and ability to realize this Hon. W. S. Brower, Atty.-at-Law, obligation, I heartily commend you Birmingham, Ala. to the suffrage of the voters of Jef Dear Sir ferBon county. Having read your platform as a With esteem and personal regards, candidate for the legislature, I desire and assuring you of mv support, I am to express to you my appreciation of Very truly yours, A. 0. Lane Refers Voters to County Judges In the three years that I have practiced law In the courts of this county, the judges have had ample opportunity to know who and what I am and by permission I refer the voters of Jefferson county to the following Judges. Hon. W. E. Fort, Senior Judge of the Hon. 0. B. Smith. criminal court. Hon. E. C. Crow, Hon. H. A. Sharpe Judges of the olrcut court of Jef Hon. Chas. W. Ferguaon. fersnn county. Hon. John H. Miller. Hon. I. H. Bennera. JjQh- John C. Pugh, Hon. H. B. Abernethy, , Judges of the city court of Blr- Judges of the Birmingham court mlngnam. of common pleas Won’t You Vote for and Help Elect Me? News of Ensley An Underwood rally will be held at the Ensley opera house Thursday night ' at 8 o’clock. The Ensley Underwood club' has everything in readiness for the speaking. The principal speakers will be Forney Johnston and Ben Davis. A large crowd is expected to be on hand. The Right Rev. C. M. Beckwith, bishop of the diocese of Alabama, was in Ens ley last night and conferred the rite of confirmation on a class of six at the St. John’s* Episcopal church. The candidates presented by the Rev. Joseph W. Fulford, pastor of the church. At the conclusion of the simple though im pressive ceremony Bishop Beckwith made a brief talk to the candidates and urged a closer relation and greater love for the church. The official board of the First Meth odist church of this city will hold an important meeting tonight at the church at 7:30 o’clock. Preparations will be made at the "meeting for the Bessemer district conference, which will be held in this city April 7, 8 and 9. A very handsome pulpit Bible was pre senfed to the church Sunday by Robert H. Garden of this city. Bessemer News Bessemer, March 30.—(Special.)—A large audience gathered at the Bessemer High school auditorium this •afternoon to hear the debate of the Castilian Literary so ciety of that institution. The question at Issue was "Relative Qualification of Oscar W. Underwood and Richmond P. Hob son for United States Senator." The Uis ■ cussion continued throughout two hours, each representative being very enthusi astic for his candidate. Underwood was represented by Herbert Smithson and George Murrah, while Ills opponent, Hob son, was ably represented by Du ward . Fountain and Eugene Hawkins. After careful consideration the judges, W. at. H. Judson, Mr. Fitzpatrick and Mrs. R. A. Mickle, returned with a decision in favor of the former. At the conclusion of the debate the fol lowing programme was rendered: In strumental solo. Miss Beryl Pinner; vocal , duet, "Bright Star." Miss Blanche Brad ley and Miss Daphne Sawry; reading, ; Miss Minnie Jackson. On Friday, April 3, Herbert Smithson and George Murrah i will represent the Bessemer High school ! , at Hartselle, in a debate with the Mor gan County High school, the subject be ing, "Resolved, That Oscar W. Under* wood Should be Elected United States Senator at the Ensuing Election." xiie Bessemer school is also in receipt of a } challenge from th«- Knsley High school, for a debate on Friday, April 10. The question for discussion has not yet been announced. (Advertisement) AN OLD COMRADE’S TRIB UTE TO CAPT. WHITE “He and I Rode With Forrest Together,’’ Said General Rucker. “The Fittest Man In All Our Borders for the Short Term United States Senator. ’ ’ CART. PRANK S. WHITE, OF JEF FERSON COUNTY Candidate For the United States Sen ate (Short Term) ‘‘Yes,” said the old, one-armed Con federate Veteran, General E. W. Rucker, "1 am for my old comrade, Captain Frank S. White, for United States Senator, for the short term. Everything I can do for him I am gladly doing, and I would do more if I only knew how I could lend him more than all the strength and influ ence I have got. "Did you know that he and I rode with Forrest together? He was a young man then—a boy soldier, as brave and gallant as any that ever followed the ‘Wizard of the Saddle.’ And he was with us to the last, doing his last fighting here in Alabama at Selma, defending your State and mine, and the honor of his beloved South land. His head Is white now with the snows that never melt, hut his heart is as stout and his patriotism as abounding as it was in the war times, and in the dark days of reconstruc tion times that followed after—the times that tried men’s souls. I be lieve all the old Veterans will vote solidly for our old comrade. He Is the last of them to seek so high an honor, and we will all be there on election day. "But the trouble, my young friend, Is that there are so few of us left. Why should not the sons of our old comrades come and stand wjth us and vote with us this last time before we all go? It will cheer every Confed erate heart In the land to see you with us at the ballot box one more time, and it will do every young man good to have it shrined in his memory that he voted for so true and tried a man as this old soldier I am talking about. Remember your fathers, boys, and your grandfathers and your mothers. My friend, Frank White, appeals tc you through them, and I am but sec onding his claim on your affectionate and reverent support. The voices of the past call to you as well as to me Don’t Ignore the past, young man. Its claims are sacred. “Let the Veterans of this grand old State of Alabama and their sons Join with all the citizenship of our State in giving Capt. White, the fittest man In all our borders, an overwhelming majority to the place hei seeks.”. EASTERN RAILROADS HAV E ABOUT COMPLETED CASE Washington, March 30.—Announcing that only three more days will be re quired by the railroads to conclude their testimony in support of the application for a 5 per cent increase in freight rates. Vice President Brownnell of the Erie railroad, today urged the interstate com merce commission to devote Wednesday and Thursday to taking the additional evidence in order to facilitate disposition of the case. It was proposed by the commission last week that today and tomorrow would be given to hearing railway officials, and that If additional time should be required, it would be afforded on April 30, 21 and 22, the first open dates of the commission. Mr. Brownell today urgently requested that eases assigned for hearing on Wednesday and Thursday of this weefc be postponed until later dates, declaring that the serious falling off of the reve nues of the railroads during the month >f January—the latest month of which the figures were available—made the sit uation acute. Chairman Harlan announced that th' commission would take the request undei onsideration and respond to it tomorrow. Assistant Cashier Is Ar rested on a Charge of Embezzlement Nashville, March 30.—The arrest of Will B. Brown, mayor of Gallatin, and assistant cashier of the First National hank of Gallatin, on a charge of embez zlement, and the arrest of Herbert B. Jackson of Gallatin an employe of the state mining department, on a charge of conspiracy and aiding and abetting Brown in embezzlement, came as a sensational climax Monday night to the reported rob bery of the Gallatin finacial institution on the morning of Friday, March 20. The warrant on which the arrests were made was sworn out before United States Commissioner Harry Luck at Nashville, by Edward J. Brennan, special agent of the department of justice, Monday morn ing. DISCUSS MOVE TO IMPROVE CEMETERY A meeting was held by several citizens interested in improving the old Elylon cemetery yesterday in the council cham ber at the city hall. Judge William M. Walker presided. The proposition in general was discussed with City Engineer Maury Nicholson, but It was stated nothing definite was to be announced yet. The plan is to form an organization, It is said, out of the citizens Interested in the old cemetery, which M now' in sad condition of neglect, and raise funds to have it improved and beautified. It Is the oldest cemetery in the city. DAY IN CONGRESS SENATE Met at noon. Leaders discussed probable action on Panama tolls repeal and decided to await action of the House. Adjourned at 6:15 p. m.’ until noon today. HOUSE Met at noon. Debate was resumed on the repeal of the Panama tolls exemption. Independent oil operators opposed the present form of the bill to lease mineral lands before the public lands committee. Representative Burk, who won the republican primary nomination for I wnqtnr in smooth Tipkotq. was cheered whm* hp returned to his seat. * dinumed at R p. m. until noon 1 today. T«"«inofn**«> fbo enlTowfne’ »*eal estate transfers wor< vf«tnn1flv recorded in the office of th .tiny)—tt TTcrprle^ton. trustee +o T T "Pno-prn % |n+ R 'n b1 or>V $ ppr»r»rrHr»o» tf ***** survey of the Fast Rovles Penlti i f mnnriv, •iOOO—CVorlpc P Pnr«i«v f r> Uorry P'lff jt-or* int 3 1n block R. survey of .Tame* I A Pov $4100—Pnoq Tffl flirt o' to trus *poc nf Pn«low Inflp-o Vn 007 10 pr*r *m bio^v '*or. survey of Hnslev h\ 11 (Ufa m npflnt. • 1*>OA 1 To t*i• C; P<i <*1r pp ptid TV T T>o •*. ’•*r to *3 p P^ntlev. lots 3R and 27 Him wood Place. U fn* r»T*e** The first meeting of the creditors ol the firm of Adams. Anderson & Adams who filed a voluntary netltlon In bank runtev in the United States court, waf set by Judge Alex C Rlrrh. referee Ir bankruptcy. for Anrll 3. at ° o’clock The same date is set for the first bear ing of the creditors of Hill Creek Con company, which was thrown Into In ic.liintarv bankruptcy bv creditors. Al the bearing trustees will be elected fot both bankrupt concerns. Phil Printer Brings Suit Claiming $50,000 damages for an alleged malicious publication of bis domestic af fairs, Phil Painter, the publisher of thr “Advance,’’ a Hobson organ, filed suil yesterday in the circuit court against Forney Johnston, state campaign man ager for Oscar W. Underwood. Thr plaintiff alleges that the defendant caused to be printed in the Underwood campaign book issued March 24. certain statements in refernce to the divorce proceedings of the defendant and his wife. C. P. Powell is attorney for the plaintiff. (Advertisement) FIREMAN’S BALL WILL BE APRIL 30 It was announced by the executive com mittee of the Firemen's Relief associa tion that the annual ball of the associa tion would take place on the night of April 30 in the armory of the city hall, rt is anticipated that the affair will be as great a success this year as in the past. The committee on arrangements is composed of William Bondurant, W. T. Newsome and W. J. McClelland. Held for Stealing Whisky Charged with breaking into a freight ear in the yards of the Seaboard Air Une and stealing therefrom 48 half pints of whisky. John McGraw, negro, was given a preliminary hearing before Judge It. B. Watts, United States commis sioner, yesterday. Judge Watts bound him over to await the action of the federal grand jury and set his bond at $T<0. McGraw was unable to make bond br 1 was taken to the county jail. Deaths and Funerals Martin Luther Stapp Funeral services over the remains of Martin I-uther Stapp, aged 37 years, who was killed Saturday at Flat Top mines, were conducted yesterday afternoon from the late residence, 2513 Avenue F. at 8;30 o’clock. Following the funeral services tlie remains were sent to Millport for in terment by the Warner & Smtley com pany. The deceased Is survived by his widow, a son. mother, three brothers and a sister. The Kev. .1. O. Colley of ficiated at the services yesterday. Arlington Ellis Buckner The remains of Arlington Ellis Buckner, the Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. K. P. Buckner, 70S Second avenue, north, will ho sent to Columbiana this morning for in terment by Shaw & Son. Mrs. Ina E. Holland Funeral services of tlie remains of Mrs. Ina E. Holland, who was killed last Friday, were conducted from Shaw's pri vate chapel yesterday. Interment fol lowed in Elmwood cemetery. The de ceased is survived by her mother and laughter. Patrick Fitzgerald The remains of Patrick Fitzgerald, who lied In a local infirmary early yesterday morning, are being held at Warner ,'i Smiley’s, pending the funeral arrange ments by relatives. The deceased was a cement manufacturer, George H. Smith George H. Smith, aged 48 years, died last night at 8 o’clock at his date lesi dence, 3104 Twelfth avenue, north. The remains will be sent to Oronton. O., tv morrow for interment by 1-lge 1-oy. The deceased Is survived by ills widow and two children. He was employed as a conductor by the Seaboard railway. Celeska M. Milzoni Celeska M. Milzoni, aged 33 years, died In a local infirmary Sunday night. The remains will be sent to Blocton this morning for interment by Elge Coy. The deceased is survived by hie widow and four children. VOTE FOR Will T. Latham FOR SHERIFF 36 Years Old He is-a practical business man, con ducting a clean campaign. He is an executive officer of marked ability and will give you the adminis tration you are demanding. Your vote will be appreciated. DR W. W. RANSOM. Campaign Mgr. V. H. Bell, Sr. Fort Deposit, Mrnch 30.—(Special.) Sunday afternoon In the presence of a arge concourse of relatives and friends the funeral services of V. H. Bell, Si., rt'as conducted at the home on the Highlands by the Rev. J. R. G. White, pastor of the First Baptist church of Fort Deposit. Interment followed lm nedtately afterwards In the family burial lot at the Forst Deposit ceme tery. Mr. Rell was 61 years old, and leaves surviving him a widow and seven chil Iren, J. R. Hell of Hayneville, Jeff Bell of New York, Miss Lillian Bell of Dal las. Tex., V. H. Bell, Jr.. Miss zilla Bell and Miss Geneveive Rell of Forst De posit. A. S.. Fisher Selma, March 30.— (Special.)—A. S. Fisher, aged 72, died at his home In Selma Monday morning after an 111 tess of a week. Last Tuesday morning the deceased was stricken with para lysis on Alabama street as he was jomlng to the business section and lines then sank rapidly. He served throughout the war between the states aelng a member of "C" company. Third Alabama Infantry. The remains wilt do carried to Rehoboth Tuesday morn ng for Interment. He leaves a wife ind several children. JOHNS Undertaking Co. Phons 100X LIGE LOT, Undertaker. Phone 7tk THIS PROMISES TO BE RECORD WEEK IN ANTITRUST WORK Washington, March 30.—Unless there Is some unexpected hitch in the plans of the department of justice this prom ises to be a record week for activities under the Sherman antitrust act. Ac cording to present plans work on a complaint against the so-called smelt ing trust will be begun; a settlement will be reached with the Metropolitan Tobacco company of New York, or that company will be the object of an anti trust action; the Elgin Board of Trado will cease to defend the antitrust action brought against it late in 1912 and a decree against it will be recorded at Chicago, and a final report on the facts in connection with the charge of viola tion of the Sherman act in the case of 1 United Gas Improvement company of Philadelphia is expected. It is regarded as probable also that final disposition will he made of the report of the in vestigation into the alleged Wana makcr customs undervaluations. The report on the investigation of the "smelting trust’* is in the hands of G. C. Todd, assistant to Attorney General McReynolds, in charge of trust prose cutions, and it was said that Mr. Todd will begin immediately the preparation of the usual bill in equity asking for the combine's dissolution. Several months ago Frederick W. Lehmann, former solictor general of the United States, was retained by the smelting in terests. and the department of justice has been asked to notify the smelting company before it enters suit. This request will be granted and a settle ment may be reached without a resort to litigation. _ (Advertisement) * Vote for Mel Drennen for State Senator The man who served three consecu tive terms (6 years) as mayor, and built more public school buildings in his term than all other admini strations for 24 years before and since his term and never raised the tax rate. In the meantime the city bonds advanced in price from fifty cents to one hundred cents on the dollar. The man who favors placing the • expenditure of the state and county within the present tax limit. (Advertisement) Heflin’s Address The nerve of even the Solicitor of Jefferson county claiming for his office, “efficiency” ami “a businesslike administra tion” is pitiable, if not worse, remarked a friend who had waded through it. Did you ever before hear of a $4500 officer with two well paid assistants and a stenographer, complaining of having to pay postage out of his salary! X Will our “efficient” Solicitor tell us if he has tried to a con clusion, without assisstance, as many as six cases and which during the past twelve months i Is it not a tact that the state of Alabama has employed special lawyers to assist you at a cost of several thousand dollars? Do you not know that the man who looks for you at your office in the courthouse is laughed at even by the elevator boy? Have you not devoted almost the entire past four months to canvassing for re-election in time for which our county pays you to prosecute criminals and defend its interests? Do you not know that “the crimianl court of Jefferson” did not “handle practically one-half of all the criminal cases in Alabama” as you state? Do you deny that your record of convictions for 1910-12 is anly 17Vi per cent and your 1913 record-? Jefferson is cursed by a worse system than the Fee system and you can’t unload on this sheriff any more than on other sheriffs and juries. _‘ Z. T. RUDULPH. ■ - I rf i'