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up BESIEGED,
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Chaotic Conditions Prevail
in Trinidad Mine District.
Number Killed May Go
Above Fifteen
SEVEN REPORTED
SEALED IN MINE
WHILE FLAMES RAGE
f
Several Mining Camps Destroyed and
Others Riddled With Bullets—200
Militiamen and Guards Con
| front Strikers in Western
Mine Center
, Trinidad, Col., April S'.'.—About <10
men, women and children besieged in
the Umpire mine, near Aguilar, with
CITY ORDINANCES
Improvement Ordinance No. S14-C
An ordinance to provide for certain
improvements on list street from the
south property line of 10th avenue,
north, to the north line of the Central
of Georgia railway right of way.
- Be it ordained qy the Board of Com
missioners of the City of Birmingham
as follows:
Section 1. That 41st street from the
' south property line of 10th avenue,
north, to the north line of the right of
way of the (Central of Georgia shall be
way of the Central of Georgia railway
shall be graded.
That a roadway 30 feet wide along
the center of 41st street, between the
above named points, shall be curbed on
noth sides with cement coVnblned curb
- and gutter (except across the road
ways of intersecting avenues, alleys
and driveways) and shall be connected
v illi the curbs of the Intersecting ave
nues to the property lines of 41st.street
!/ circular curbs.
That the roadway on 41st street ad
joining the curb lines for a width of
three feet, between the above named
points, shall be paved with hydraulic
cement concrete smooth finished gut
ters. I
That the roadway between the gutter
lines on 41st street between the above
named points, and between the gutters
on the roadways of all intersecting
r avenues between the east and west
property lines of 41st street, shall be
macadamized with chert on a slag base.
That the sidewalks on 41st street be
tween the above named points shall he
paved with hydraulic cement concrete
sidewalk paving for a width of four
(4) feet, located three (3) teet from
and parallel to the property lines >f
41st street;
That concrete alley crossings six <b>
feet wide shall be constructed across
the roadway of 8th and 9th avenues
along the east and west curb lines of
41st street.
That the entrances to lots along all
of said streets, where the sidewalks
are to be paved, shall be paved the full
width of four (4) feet, with hydraulic
cement concrete, and the driveways into
lots and alleyways shall be paved with
vitrified brick the full width of the
sidewalk and gutter.
Section 2. That said improvements
shall be made in accordance with the
established grades on file in the office
of the City Engineer for said portions
of said highways, and according to full
details, drawings^ plans, specifications
and surveys of said work and estimates,
which shall be prepared by the City
Engineer, as early as practicable, and
placed by him on file in his office in
the City Hall, not later than one week
prior to the date named in Section 1 of
this Ordinance, where property owners
who may he affected by said improve
ments mav se«* and examine the same
Section *3. That the cost of con
structing said improvements shall be
assessed against tint property abutting
on tlie portions of the highways so im
proved, provided:
ia> That cost of all improvements
at or upon street, avenue or alley inter
sections shall be assessed against the
lots or parcels of land abutting on said
highways so intersecting for one-half
block in each direction.
, ' (b) That the cost of sidewalk im
provements on street and avenue cor
» ners shall be assessed against the lots
abutting on or nearest to said improve
ijfments; and the cost of sidewalk im
1 provements at the intersection of any
alley with a street or avenue or other
* highway shall be assessed in fair pro
L portion against the respective lots or
imrcels of land abutting or cornering
H on the alley at such Intersection.
'n in) That no assessment shall ex
fctlceed the cost of such improvement, or;
C the increased value of such property, by
reason of the special benefits derived
l from such improvements.
Section 4. That the estimated cost
’of said improvements is $6645.00 and
, that the Board of Commissioners will
- meet on the 12 day of May, 1914, at the
fcjCouncil Chamber of the City Hall at 3
. o'clock p. m.. to hear any objections,
iremonstrances, or protests that may be
7 ,ado against said improvements, the
r manner of making same, or the mate
al to be used.
.Approved April 22. 1914.
{ GEO. B. WARD. President,
Board of Commissioners.
A. O. LANE. Commissioner.
JAMES WEATHERLY.
Commissioner.
Attest: FT. S. RYALL, City Clerk.
Age-Herald. April 23-30, 1914.
Notice to Contractor*
Scaled proposals will be received by
be undersigned until 3 o’clock p. m.,
Tuesday. April 28, 1914. for the con
jtruction of certain grading, macadam
zing combined curb and gutter and
ddewalk paving under Imp. Ord. No.
,02-C; also for certain asphaltic con
crete paving under Imp- Ord. No. 803-C;
* ilso for certain sanitary sewers under
mp. Ord. No. 800-C; also for certain
itrified brick paving under Imp. Ord.
so. 806-C. Specifications may be ch
ained and plans examined at this office.
The right is reserved to reject any and
all proposals.
(Signed) JULIAN KENDRICK
City Engineer.
Age-Herald. April 23, 24 and 25, 1914.
tirade Ordinance No. IStl-C
An ordinance fixing and establishing
the grade of Eula street and the curbs
on both sides thereof, from the so^ith
property line of Magnolia avenue to the
' north curb line of Rose avenue.
Be it ordained, by the Board of Com
missioners of the City of Birmingham,
that the grade of Eula street and the
curbs on both sides thereof, from the
south property line of Magnolia avenue
to the north curb line of Rose avenue,
be. and the same are hereby fixed and
castablished as shown on profile sheet
No. 219, heretofore exhibited to $his
Board and now on file in. the City Hall
In the office of the City Engineer.
Approved April 22, 1914.
GEO. B. WARD, President
t Board of Commissioners.
A. O. LANE, Commissioner,
JAMES WEATHERLY,
Commissioner.
Attest; H. S. RYALL. City Clerk.
Age-Herald, April 23, 1914.
No. 21D-C. An Ordinance to Prohibit
Spitting on the Sidewalks, Public
Hnildlngw, Street Cam, Etc.
Be it ordained, by the Board of Com
missioners of the City of Birmingham:
Section 1. It shall be unlawful for
any person to expectorate or spit on
any sidewalk, or on the floor, wall, door
steps or window' of any public build
ing. depot, church, theatre or moving
picture Place in the Cltv of Birmingham,
or on the floor, platform, window or
window sill or any part of any street
, car in said city. I
Section 2. Any person violating any
' provision hereof shall upon conviction
► he punished ae provided by and within
the limits of section 1216 of the Code
of Alabama.
Approved April 22, 1914.
GEO. B. WARD, President
Board of Commissioners, ‘
A. O. LANE, Commissioner.
JAMES WEATHERLY.
Commissioner.
Attest: H. S. RYALL. City Clerk.
Age-Herald, April &3, 1914.
'... i o' * ■» >.*■ y ’ • *
ihe mouth of the slope caved in by dy
namite explosions, faced death by suf
focation tonight, according to 11. D.
King, one of the owners of the mine.
King, himself virtually a prisoner in hl«
house not far from the mine, gave hia
story by long distance telephone.
Not a house or a stick of overhead
workings was left standing in the
camps, according to King. The mint
tipple had been burned, but the in
terior of the mine had not been fired
If the fan had been put out of commis
sion, as reported, Mr. King believes
danger of suffocation imminent. All
firing had ceased before 11 o'clock.
In command of the besieged party
was J. \V. Siple of Denver, manager
of the mines of the Southwestern Fuel
company. Mrs. William Waddell an.]
her baby were In the mine, one report
asserting that Mrs. Waddell had bee.:
wounded. Mr. Wad del 1. superintendent
of the Empire mine, generally was be
lieved to have been killed. Mr. King
however, said he still had hopes that
Waddell was with the party in tlu
mine. He thought also that there was
a chance that John Church, reported
killed, was safe.
Refuses Request
“This evening I asked the strikers t<
permit me to go to the slope and rescue
the besieged persons,'' King said. “The>
replied that anyone who went near tlu
mine would be shot. The Royal mine tip
pie and shaft have been destroyed, anc
some of the strikers told me they hac
‘cleaned up the whole canyon.' “ *
Major Ilamrock of the National Guard
tonight reported the beginning of th*
trouble as follows:
“At 8:30 Monday morning sent message
by Corporal Patton to ask Louis Lika:
why he held Carindo Tuttcllmando again?
his will. Answered no such man enrolled
Telephoned Louis to meet me at camp
he refused to see me under any oir
cumstances. 'I telephoned Lieutenan
1-^.wrenee to bring Cedar Hill detachmen
to drill. Louis must have tapped win
for he telephoned he would meet me a
the railway station. T arrived at the sta
tion at 8:50. Lieutenant Lawrence re
ported with detachment and machin
guns. On the way I ordered him to a?
semble and drill In the vicihity. Thei
Louis arrived. Saw 300 armed men lea’,
ing colony going south. Women and chil
dren took cover in arroyo. Told Louis t
get control of his men. He said all righ
and went to the colony. I went to th
camp to telephone General Chase. Tol
Lieutenant Lawrence to take position o:
Water Tower hill southeast: saw hmii
with glasses and gun in hand signal me
in the colony to take cover in the arroy
north. I started to the railway statio
with only three men in camp. Striker
In arroya and colony opened fire o
camp. One hundred and fifty shots. Lieu
tenant Benedict telephoned General Clms
from camp. Strikers going south opene
fire on Lieutenant Lawrence who wen
into action and returned the fire. Me
who were watering horses with Corpora
Mills opened fire in left flank. Hel
strikers in check all day. The men wer
fired on* the first time about 5:30.
Small Explosion
“At 4^40 fire started from a small ex
plosion in a tent when our troops wer
400 yards south. All strikers left in th
colony retreated to arroya north. Dm
ing the evening Captain Carson, Lieu ten
ant Linderfelt with detail, made dashe
Into the burning colony under fire o
strikers and rescued all women and chil
dren loft by the strikers that could b
found. At night we occupied and stil
hold the line of the Colorado and South
ern railway.”
Trinidad, Col.. April 22. -Six mine cm
plo.ves dead and two missing; three men
two women and a baby reported to b
entombed in a burning mine; several min
ing camps destroyed and others riddlei
with bullets; less than 200 militiamen an<
company guards confronting an army o
striking coal miners estimated by sttik
leaders at more than 400—this was th
Situation when the sn»i set on the thir
rod day in the southern Colorado labo
war.
The list of dead on the side of the coa
operators as» the result of the day's fight
ing, as near as could he estimated, was;
William Waddell, superintendent of th
Empire mine of the Southwestern Fuc
company.
John Church, engineer of the Empir
mine.
Unidentified miner killed at Empire.
David Donovon, carpenter at the l)ela
gua mine of the Victor American Fue
company.
Fred Dougherty, guard at Delagua
found dead in the hills late today.
Carl Johnson, employed at Delagua.
Felix Gonzales and Joe Chavez, guard
a? Delagua. still are missing, and wer
supposed to he dead somewhere in th
hills above Hastings canyon.
Fire Reported
A persistent but unconfirmed report ha
it that J. W. Simple, manager of th
Empire and Southwestern mines of th
Southwestern Fuel company, with tw
women, a baby and two men, had bee;
sealed in the Empire mine, which the
had been set on fire by strikers.
Strike leaders tonight asserted that onl
one of their fighting men had been kilje<
during the day’s battle and that two ha<
been reported wounded.
According to reports received by tlu
military authorities, the fighting a
Aguilar, which followed that at Dels
gua was participated in by the sano
body of strikers.
The firing at Delagua began soon af
ter daybreak, with a clash between II
guards and a large body of miners
The fight occurred in the hills i
mile or more from the camp, where tin
guards are declared to have gone t<
meet the approaching strikers. Then
was hot fighting at close range fo
a few minutes and then the guards re
treated toward the camp, purp|int
strikers at their heels. The striker*
reached the crest of the canyon di
rectly above the camp, then rushed foi
the mine buildings. Mine company re
ports declared that in this rush dyna
mite was exploded by the attacking
party.
Reinforce Guard
A party of militiamen, hastily sen’
from Ludlow in steel cars, reinforce*
the guards and after heavy fighitng
the strikers were driven back.
Shortly afterward a party of strikers
appeared In the Aguilar district, sepa
rated from the Hastlngs-Delagua can
yon by a high range of hills. The as
sailants of Delagua in the meantinu
had vanished in the direction ol
Aguilar. The attacks on the Aguilai
mines followed.
Trinidad was a scene of tense ex
citement tonight. The saloon^ hac
been closed by order of the city coun
cil, but throngs of men still congre
gated on the streets. Labor headquar
ters were jammed with strikers, mostlv
aliens, and the crowd overflowed ti
the sidewalks.
Many women and children from the
Ludlow tent colony were in Trinidad
cared for by union sympathizers
Throughout the day steady streams ol
strikers passed in and out of the
morgue where lay the bodies of sev
eral victims of the Ludlow battle.
Shortly before 8 o’clock tonight a crowd
of men, armed witli rifles, left the Unite*
Mine Workers headquarters and went te
the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe sta
tion, with the alleged avowed intention ol
shooting a small party of militiamen whe
had Just marched past the union head
quarters on their way to take a train for
Denver.
The men reached the station a few min
utes before the train started, and lined
up near the track, ready to shoot. For
some reason, however, they left without
molesting the soldiers.
At union headquarters no explanation
was given of the miscarriage of the al
leged plan to shoot the militiamen. John
R. Lawson, executive member of the
United Mine Workers of America, when
a?ked point blank if uolon officers had
ordered the men disperse, refused to
answer.
“If I should say that I had power to
stop the men doing anything like that
people would think I aiso had power to
start something of the same kind,” he ex
plained.
*
POLICEMEN MUST
REPORT DISORDERS
Chief of Police Martin Kagan tired yes
terday of complains that the police were
carelVss of reporting promptly to head- «
quarters on accidents, suicides, assaults c
and mfcrder cases, issued a stringent *
order that all officers should at once re- li
port all disorders on their heats, all par- v
titulars and the names of witnesses, if 1
any. The order follows:
"Police Departmeht-^ j nis is to advise f
you that hereafter all accidents, homi- t
cides, suicides, assaults, with intent to
murder, must be reported to the desk ser
geant at central precinct at once, giving
a full list of witnesses. v
"MARTIN KAGAN v
"Chief of Police." o
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Bicycle Owners Suffer t
According to the police robberies come j
in lines—one week it is autornobif^s and j
the next it is bicycles. Just at the pres- d
ent time the officers contend it is bicycles t
that are being purloined by thieves, all a
of whom have so far escaped detection, r
The owners of those stc-ien yesterday are:
H. P. Bain. 2127 Third avenue; John King,
negro. 513 Penny Savings bank building: ■
Alfred Minnet, Avenue C. Knsley; Clem ;
Bucher, 821 South Fifteenth street. j 1
Alleged Burglar (aptured U
Charles Johnson, a negro, was arrested r
j yesterday afternoon by Officer Pittman j n
and placed in the city jail on the charges ] i'
J of burglary ami grand larceny. It is 5
! stated by Officer Pittnmn that a good ,
! deal of stolen property was recovered at ,
( the time of the arrest of Johnson and .
that he is suspected of numerous bur- ,
glories in the Birmingham district.
Says He Was Swindled
J. \V. Coiiias of 825 Fifty-second street, t
Fast Birmingham, reported to the detec- f
; tive department yesterday that two 1
! strangers met him at the corner of Sec- t
. ond avenue and Twentieth street and i
, swindled him out of $31. He gave a de- r
. scription of the two. ?
Negro Woman Badly Cut 1
Mary McQueen, a negro woman, was
' terribly cut by Jack Kong, a negro, yes- ]
terday afternoon at Thirteenth street, be- |
j tween Avenues B and C. Kong made his |
, escape and the wounded woman was rc
5 moved to the Hillman hospital.
' Deaths and Funerals 1
1 _
Mrs. Sarah Jane Knox
Mrs. Sarah Jane Knox, aged 85 years, •
3 died yesterday afternoon about 4 o’clock 1
1 In a local Infirmary after a two weeks’
* Illness. The deceased Is survived by a ,
. daughter, Mrs. Julia K. Wilson of Cross
j Anchor, H. r„ and two sons, M. G. Knox
. Of Charlotte, S. c., and E. IV Knox of i
Birmingham. The remains of Mrs Knox
'' 111 be sent to Cross Anchor, S. c„ this 1
afternoon for interment at 6:50 o’clock by I
- the Johns T'ndertaking company. <
3 Claude Taylor Nelson '
Funeral services over the remains of \
5 Claude Taylor Kelson, aged six years, ]
f who died Tuesday morning at the resl- <
- dence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. o. '
‘ Nelson. 7504 Second avenue, north, 1
1 were conducted from the family resl- 1
■ dense yesterday afternoon. Interment ,
followed in East Lake eemetery. ,
Maj. Alexander deValcourt
; Tlie remains of Maj. Alexander de- 1
. Valcourt, aged 72 years, statistician •
l of (lie Crane company, who died sud- ’
1 denly Tuesday night at 12 o'clock tn a ,
[ local lnflrmray, were sent to New t
, Iberia, La., yesterday afternoon at 3 -
j o’clock for Interment by Lige Loy. The 1
r deceased is survived by his sister, Mrs,
Barnard of New Iberia, und one son,
1 .1. B. deValcourt of Webster City, Jn. •
Mrs. Judith S. Hamer
j Funeral services over the remains of t
Mrs. Judith S. Hamer, aged 63 years, t
, who died Tuesday night at tile resl- ;
dence. 511 Cotton avenue, West End.
were conducted from the residence yes- [
- terday afternoon. Interment followed
1 in Elmwood cernefery.
I
Mrs. A. S. Harris
The remains of Mrs. Allle ft Harris, f
, aged 63 years, who died yesterday morn- '
a ing in a local infirmary, will be sent to J
3 Montgomery this morning for interment ,
by Lige Loy. There will lie a short serv- (
ice at Loy's private chapel at 8 o’clock
1 this morning.
? Mrs. Harris was born in Lexington, Va.,
> and came to Birmingham from Montgom
3 cry in 1303. Her local residence was at
i 2308 .sixth avenue, north. She was a. !
t member of the First Methodist church and '
tile Salter chapter of the Eastern Star. J
t She ts survived by two sons Dr. F. W. 1
I Harris of Davis’ Infirmary, and c. B. '
I Harris, a medical student, and one sister,
Mrs. Julia II. Minor, of Bristol. Tenn.
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Louis Malpeli
( Funeral services over the remains of f
Louis Malpeli, aged 28 years, who died *
Tuesday night In a local infirmary, will
i he conducted this morning at 10 o’clock \
from St. Augustine's Catholic church.
North Birmingham. Interment will fol- t
low in Our Lady of Sorrows cemetery, f
B. F. Atkins f
Lyeriy, Ga„ April 22.—(Special)—B. s
. F. Atkins, one of Smpmet-vllle and
Chattooga county's oldest residents, is ]
dead, death following an illness of
several weeks' duration. He was more
than 70 years of age and was widely
known throughout north Georgia anil S
northern Alabama, lie is survived by
his widow and four children, two sons
and two daughters. Interment was In
the Johnson cemetery near Summer
ville.
-. I
Clinton Lee t
Selma, April 22.—(Special. 1—Clinton Lee, I
aged 70 years, a well known resident of I
the western section of Dallas county, c
diojl at his home near Tasso tills morn- 1
Ing very suddenly after he had been I
stricken with paralysis. 1
The deceased had been a resident of -]
that section of the county for a number .
of years. ’Interment will be made Thurs
day morning He leaves five children,
two sons and three daughters. a
Mrs. Sallie Davis v
Marion, April 22.—(Special.)—Mrs. o
Sallie Davis, wife of the late W. F. Da- t
vis, died at the home of a relative in v
Mississippi where she was visiting, and f
the body was brought here Tuesday for i
burial. She was the stepmother of Ira
J. Davis. "
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Veteran John D. Simmons j)
Mountain Creek, April 22.—^Special.) s
Veteran John D. Simmons died this
morning; at 5 o’clock in hie cottkge at 11
the Soldiers' Home, aged 75 years, an* t(
was buried in the cemetery at 9 o’clock a
Veteran Simmons served during the P
civil war in Company B, Second Geor- U
gia regiment. He was highly esteemed
by his old comrades. 11
c<
KIGE LOY, Undertaker. Phone 789. T
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JOHNS Undertaking Co. Phone 1002. °;
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CHILDREN 3
TEETHING »
MRS. WINSLOW’S
SOOTHING SYRUP o1
USED BY MILLIONS OF MOTHERS 00
FOR THREE GENERATIONS
Bessemer News
Bessemer, April 22.— (Special.)—Bes
leiner, as well as other parts of the
ountry, has caught the war fever,
jftcey Edmundson, chief deputy sheriff, j
a busily engaged in raising a company 2
vhich he hopes will see service against l
he Mexicans. At present he has 40 i
lames on his list and suya he is con
ident of doubling that number before j1
he week is out. j1
Capt. J. tD. Carlisle is expected in ■'
3essemer tomorrow to assist in the* 1
vork of raising the company, Which •
vill be in tlie Fourth regiment. The
rganizalion will be perfected Mon
lay night at the city hall at which !
ime officers will be elected.
Mrs. P. K. Gwin, 27 years of ag*\
lied this afternoon at 4:40 o’clock at <
he Elizabeth Duncan Memorial hospital t
ifter a long illness of blood poison and i
uieumonia. While her death was not 1
unexpected it came as a shock to the
•ntlre city. •
Mrs. Gwin was born in Coosa coun
y, Georgia, but was reared in Bes
semer. She was the daughter of Mrs.
\ W. Allen and was one of Bessemer’s
nost popular young matrons. She was ■
1 graduate of the Bessemer high school
md taught several years In the city
•chools.
The deceased is survived by her hus
iand, two small children, Josephine Al- ,
en Gwin and Paul Eugene Gwin. Jr.,
ter mother, four sisters. Mrs. Wilena
Dodd. Miss Hattie Allen, Miss Jeanette
Mien. Miss Willie Allen and an aunt
Miss Betttc Allen.
The funeral will take place tomor
ow afternoon at 3 o'clock from the
first Baptist church, the services be
ng conducted by the Rev. A. C. Swin
Jall, pastor of the Dolomite Baptist
.'Lurch, of which the deceased was a
member, assisted by the Rev. M. K.
Thornton, pastor of the Baptist church
(t Bessemer. Interment will he at
’edar Hill cemetery with Jacobs & Son
In charge.
The following gentlemen will act as
pallbearers: Active, N. B. Parker, JH.
I>. Keith, Dr. William Waldrop, E. L.
Boyd, J. R. Wilson and Ben C. Purser;
honorary, (4. B. Hollingsworth, George
Harrison. Dr. R. W. Waldrop. Dr. T C.
Donald. Dr. J. S. Winters, Dr. M. H.
Naff, H. D. Cockrell. G. H. Stevenson,
George Ross and Gardner F. Goodwyn.
Friday evening, April 24. the Pas
tors' Helpers of the First Methodist
church will present "The Great Ex
travaganza" at the high school audi
torium under the direction of Airs.
Annie Glenn Crowe. The following pro
gramme will be rendered: Songs, "What
D'ye Mean You Lost Yer Dog? Lulu j
J. and Alvin Little: "Gasoline." Evi* 1
Crnig; "Nesting Time In midland." Mias '
Lillian Cahill; Birds. Evelyn aifd Eth- !
lyn Milton. Pauline Powell. Mary. Neil
and Pearl Williams, Eva Neal and Ev
elyn Porter, Mary Mildred Woodrow.
Mildred Stoves. Alberta Davidson, Flor
ence Burnley, Elizabeth Lewis. Bessie
Jones. Fannie Morton, Clara Eugenia
Donald, .losle Bell Hawkins, Myra Bell
Moore and AIhrgnret Glenn; monologue
song. Hugh Hill; song and dance, Atox
ley boys: vocal solo. Wyatt Heflin;
musical specialties. William Glass;
reading, Mrs J. B. Moss.
Part II: "A Bachelors’ Sweetheart."
Bachelor, George Rutledge; bis first
sweetheart. T.ulu J. Little; girl lie love.l
(t school, Miss Effio Carlisle; skating
girl. Miss Afarion Neal; bathing gill,
Miss Laura Ball; sweet gill graduate,
Miss Corrtna Grotten: athletic girl, Alisa
Alma Scott: summer girl, Miss Mar
jorie Williams; suffragette, Miss Es
1 her Barrett; Spanish girl, Miss Mar
garet Berry; Red ('toss nurse. Miss
Annie Thornton; bride, Miss Mallie
Downing.
The Bessemer chapter, Royal Arch
Masons. No. 110. held a special con
vocation last night at the hall on Twen
tieth street at which time tlie mark
md past masters' degrees were con
ferred on several candidates. Applies
-ions were also heard at this meeting
The next regular meeting will be held
Tuesday. Afpril 28, and plans will bo
ompletcd for tlie York Rite reunion
o be held April 29 and 30.
Sunday, April 26. will be Decoration
Day and the local chapter, United
Daughters of the Confederacy, will ob
serve It by meeting at the park at 3:30
»'clock in the afternoon and will go
from there to the Cedar Hill ceme
tery. where decoration of tlie graves of
the Confederate veterans will be in
ardor.
Tlie Ladies’ Aid society of the
Brighton Methodist church will meet
Thursday afternoon with Airs. Leonard
Edmundson on Main street.
The Rev. E. G. Thomason of Bow
man, On., is conducting a revival serv
ice at the Methodist church at Bright
on. Air. Thomason is being assisted by
the Rev. W. E. Draper, pastor of tlie
’hurcli.
M. E. Drake has returned from n
k islt to relatives in Mississippi.
Mr. and Mrs. Ike Marks and little
Stella Murks Plateau. have returned
'roni from a visit to relatives In Gads
leu and Chattanooga.
Alias Maud Estes has returned after
‘pending a few days with friends at
\darnsville.
Carl H. Anderson of Bedford, 111., j*
he guest of his uncle. M. G. Cole, and
a rn i 1 y
AIlss Lucy Knox will leave next ween
"or Atlanta where she will attend
fraud opera.
ESTES SPEAKS TO
THE ROTARY CLUB
Shelby Tells of Trio to Florida to Or
Kanize Clubs—Plans for Houston
Convention
IV. Thornton KStos, president of the
Sates Lumber company, was In nom
>lete charge of the regular weekly
uncheon of the Rotary club, held at
o'clock yesterday at the Southern
'lub. Mr. Kates had a few observa
Ioiir on speedy automobiles, but his
.rlnclpal subject was, "Why a Lumber
fard Cull So Handily Lay Over a
Poothpick." He described this In detail
o the delight of the Rotarians.
President .7. K. Shelby was present
it yesterday's lunch after an absence
rom the city of a little more than a
veek. He had been down In 7*'lorlda
'rganlzlng Rotary clubs In four cities
here and reported a trip bubbling over
vlth fun. Mr. Shelby described to his
ellow Rotarians the extremely unen
lglitened state of the country through
vhich he passed regarding rotary, but
larenthetically added that before he
eft the entire state had been educated
P to the principles of rotary In fine
tyle.
Plans for the sending of delegates to
he national convention of Rotary clubs
o be held In Ifouston were discussed
nd something of the entertainment
dunned for the visitors by the Hous
on Rotarians was given. According to
prospectus of the plans received here,
here will be automobiles stationed at
onvenlent points throughout the city
f Houston during the convention,
'hese will be at the disposal of all
lsittng Rotarians without cost, the /
nly formality about It being that the
lsitor must be wearing his Rotary but
en. There will be a "large" barbecue
Inner spread on the last evening of
he convention and It promises to be
ery entertaining. Many members of
he local club are anxious to attend.
Wing Suburban Handicap
London, April 22.—Sol Joel's l-year
Id maiden Erlegh today won the |10.- |
>o city a»d suburban handicap at Ep- j
>m.
PHELAN TRADIN IS
VICTOR IN CONTEST
Wins the First Prize at Solo Contest
Among Members of Industrial
School Hand
Before an appreciative audience the
mnual solo contests among the boys *»f
he Alabama Boys' Industrial school
•and was held last night at the school
[*he first prize, a gold medal, offered
•y the local lodge of Elks, was won
• v Phelan Tradin, aged 14 years. Tra
Sin pfhys a cornet. The second prize, a
told medal offered by Bromberg, the
eweler. was won by Frank Styles, aged
5 years, who plays the cornet.
The third prize was won by a young
ter whom musical experts present pro
tounced to be a marvel. This was lit
le Jack Hayes, only S years of age,
vho has been playing in the band not
[iiite two months. He plays the pi *- >
olo solo. He was awarded the medal
• ffered by Griffin's reacly-to-wear
tore.
The boys were judged on six points
tnd a perfect score would have been ,
s points. Hayes made 3.*t 2-3 points.
Tlie judges were H. F. Jones, .1.
'Muntz and E. G. Hopkins.
MARIONTEACHERS
TAKE EXAMINATIONS
Hamilton. April 22.— (Special.)
2'ounty Superintendent H. \V. McKen-l
■to reports that there were S'J uppli- i
ants for teachers’ license, divided as j
follows: 36, third grade: 33. second!
trade, and 13. first grade and 1 life.
Jordan Phillips, road contractors.1
ingan work on the highway to Hackle-1
jurg yesterday afternoon. A large
force of hands tire at worn *n ' i
i few months the pike will be com
pleted and travel to the Illinois i co
ral railroad will be increased.
HANDICAP (iOLF
LIST COMPLETE
New York. April 22.—The handicap list
for this year, issued today by the United
States Golf association. contains the
names only of those players who are
eligible for competition in the national
championship tournament with handicaps
of five strokes or better. East year the
eligible list Included those who were al
lowed six strokes and there were 442 on
the list. The new rule, which was adopt
ed at the annual meeting last January,
limiting the eligible to five strokes, has
reduced the number to 227.
Jerome D. Travers, the national cham
pion. and Francis Ouimet, national open
champion, are placed together on scratch
Gharles Evans, Jr., who reached the semi
final stage in Ihsi year's championship
tournament atands alone with n handicap
of one. J. G. Anderson, the runner up
last year together with W. J. Travis, a
former champion, and Warren K Wood,
the western champion, are rated at two
strokes each. In the next division with
three strokes each are four former cham
pions. E. M. Byers. II. t\ Egan. W. (\
Kownes, Jr., and R. A. Gardner. Findlay
S Douglas, who won the amateur honors
h* years ago. is rated at four strokes
and E. N. James, winner in 1902, has a
rating of five. In all, there ate 62 with
four strokes or better and 165 with five
strokes each.
SELMIANS MAY FORM
MILITARY COMPANY
Selma, April 22. (Special.)- An uncon
certed effort is being made among the
young men of Selma for the formation
of military companies. One effort is be
ing made to revive tit*' Abbott rifles,
which was mustered out of service of
the Alabama National Guard about two
weeks ago because of the lack of interest
among the former members of the com
pany. A second effort is among several
young men who would like to organize a
new company.
OWEN TON COLLEGE
EASILY DEFEATED
Greensboro, April 22.—ISpecial.)— South
ern university completely outclassed Bir
mingham college this afternoon and took
the first game of the series without any
real effort by a score of 8 to 0.
Birmingham was not at any time a
contender ami, the Birmingham players
seemed to be entirely ignorant of the tin*sr
points of the national sport. They lose
their heads when men got on the bags and
Southern ran the bases almost unhin
dered.
The features of the contest were tlis
pitching of lsock ami the magnificent one
handed stab of a hot liner by Staige in
the sixth, which would have scored a
Birmingham runner.
chapman and Little executed a double
steal on which Chapman scored with tbs
ball in the diamond. The score: R.H.hS.
Southern . 8 G 3
Birmingham . 0 3 4
Batteries: Lock and Sharpe; Nation
and Kirby. Struck out. Locke 7, Nation
r>. Base on balls. Locke 7. Nation 3. Sac
rifice hits. Locke, sledge, Kersh, Fisher.
Two-base hit. Chapman. ^Fmplre, Law
son.
Destroyer Launched
Bath. Me.. April 33 The torpedo boat
lestroyer McPougal was launched here
today. She will be ready for trials
next, month.
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY
ONK .'.-passing* r Reo for sale: in good
condition, a bargain for quick sale by
the owner. T P. Walton, Metropolitan
hotel. 4-28-31
for RENT Store and i-room dwelling,
good location for grocery and meat
market; only $3f> month. 4100 3d live.
See Owner, 300 X. 4t)th wt.
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