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Numbers Are Fully Up to Standard Previously Set. “Pavlowa Gavotte” Enjoyable After all the gymnastics, the illusions, the choruses, the funmaking and inter esting antics of local young people in the fifteenth annual society circus, at the Jefferson theatre last night, the one fea ture of a thoroughly enjoyable perform ance that lingers to the memory is the "Pavlowa Gavotte.** as done by Miss Fay Winn and Holden Naff. This esthetic little dance was done to perfection. But there were other things to the Society Circus besides this delightful dance number. There were acts of mani fold character—all interesting and all re flecting credit on the stage directorship of Dr. James E. Hodman and his corps of assistants. As usual with the Society Circus 1t starts off with gymnastics—which is quite natural as the performance is fostered by the Birmingham Athletic club. The first number was that of the “Flying Rings, a quartet composed of Read Berry, Spencer and Chairsell. From these young men startling “stunts" were expected and the audience was not disappointed. For the second number "kidlets.” on roller skates provided much amusement in the “Juvenile Skating Clowns." under the personal direction of Z. Nespor. it was a very good act. 'I ho hand balancing turn of Elmer Hein* and Edward Spencer was a splendid ex hibition of muscular work. The grace of Mr. Heinz was much admired as lie performed hair-raising feats with seem ing ease. The trapeze work of Herbert Cobbs and Ed Chairsell in the fourth number also was on the sensational or der and was well received by the audi ence. One of the really Interesting numbers on the lengthy bill was the basketball drill of a squad of youngsters under the direction of /. Nespor. This was very i good. The “Turabo” troupe of acrobats and tlie “Roman Ladder Gymnasts" fol lowed. and both turns were meritorious The end of the first part of the circus was “The Awakening of the Dolls," a nrvtlty act in which Elmer Heinz and P-illv Cobbs were in stehar roles. The 13th ANNUAL < SOCIETY CIRCUS Pre*ented lly BIRMINGHAM ATHLETIC CLUB Monday and Tuesday April 27 nml 2S—Matinee Monday Tickets on SALE at .Jefferson Then. Ire. Hi r in in n liam \1hletic Club. Florence t igar Stand, Young Men * Hebrew \*- 1 Hoelntlon. N nnuelly'* Candy Stpre, 20th 1 St.. Parker'* Drug Store. Brown-Marx Cigar Store. Armstrong Hat Co., Kelt*. old* Haberdasher* Co. May Music Festival The Mnxle Study Club, The Treble Clef Club. The \rion Club and The 'S’. C. I. C horn* PRESENTS St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Max '/,neh Conductor bijqiTtheatre Two Per fora: a ii ec*. Thursday, May 7, 3 p. in. and Nil ft p. m. Matinee Price* .2ftc to 31.00 Night Price* .ftOc to 3i.no I Itox Scat* .32.00 Each Ticket* Now on ''ale at Cnhle-Sliclhy lSurton Plano Co. Broadway Vaudeville “THE GREEN BEETLE CHINESE F\NTASY VERIGRAPH : n—ACTS VAl:nKVII.I.K—» HOODI.ES FAGAX, Millionaire Xenabnr Ifl' Mntlnrc OAc T,:tn—Xlalila—» AO l»nl!>- 2:S0 10c. 20e. a«c MAJESTIC FA HI, J. K AI XE VS AFRICAN HUNT Great ent Motion Picture*—3250.000 Production SHOWS—2, 4. 7, 0 Delicate Goods Protected Given the most careful at tention at the Excelsior; hand laundered if desired. Commit your fabrics to us with the assurance they will be properly cared for. Excelsior Laundry 1805-1807 2d Avenus Phone 531?-f>313 Main 1-! FARMERS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIGH COST OF LIVING, DECLARES VANDERLIP New York, April 27.— Ignorance and in efficiency among the country's farmers, rather than big business, make up the fundamental cause of the high cost of living, Frank A. Vanderlip, president of the National City Hank, declared at a dinner of the America*) Cotton Manufac turers’ association here'tonight. I .and is being utilized with but 40 per cent of effi ciency, yet the farmer is not held culp able—he is not answerable to society, Mr. Vanderlip said, as *s the railroad mana ger who produces anything less than 100 per cent. Mr. Vanderlip deprecated what he al luded to as the increasing bonds of ham pering regulations under which business is being placed by law. As a means of obtaining relief for what he said is an existing business depression, he urged a campaign of education to have public opinion based on "correct economic prin ciples." Discussing the cotton industry, Mr. Vanderlip said the department of agri culture "seems to he the one arm of our government truly devoted to upbuild ing an intelligent development of our re sources. This department has shown," he said, “what a shamefully small average yield” there is of cotton in the Tnited States as compared with certain other countries. “I believe there is no more important service than you men who are engaged in the cotton manufacturing business can perform looking toward the development of the cotton indsutry than to do all you can to awaken public opinion to the need for efficient methods of cotton cultiva tion,'* he asserted. “We are today a nation grown critical of business meth ods and resentful of business accomplish ment. By far the greater part of gov ernment energies, as related to business, are directed toward destruction rather than constructive and creative ends. “Insofar as business is responsible for its conduct, it will not do to say that corporation heads are the represen tatives of publicly subscribed capital and are therefore subject, -n tlie interests of society, to a surveillance that applies only to the affairs of a public corpora tion, while farmers represent only per sonal investment and may be left to work out with such ignorance or intelli gence as they choose to bring to bear the conduct of their own affairs.” BIRMINGHAM GAINS 33,469 INHABITANTS SINCE 1910 Birmingham will have a population of 166,154 on July 1, according to a bulle tin just issued from the department of commerce, bureau of the census. This s an increase of 33,469 since the taking tlie last census in 1910. The figures show that Birmingham has gained ’689 Inhabitants on Atlanta, and should )otli cities maintain their percentage of ncrease until the taking of the census^ n 1920 Birmingham's population will be , >1,982 more than that of the Georgia i •ity. The population of the two cities ft'ill he; Birmingham, 249,824; Atlanta, Ml,842. The figures are based on the issumption that both cities will main ain their present rate of increase. Atlanta’s population for July 1 is es imated at 179,292. This will be an in reasc in four years of 14,663. Memphis ihowed an increase of only 12,126 In four ears' time, her popuration being *esti nated at 143,231. Dallas showed a gain of 19,882 and San Antonio a gain of 18, 449. The figures for Houston were not given. New Orleans shows a gain of 22.112, her population being estimated at 361.221. An interesting part of the figures es timating tlie population of states is that Birmingham furnished about one fourth of Alabama's gain. The gain in the population of Alabama in four ^ears was 131,852, while Birmingham showed a gain of 33,469. Alabama's population on July 1 will be 2,269,945. Among the cities of the larger class, New York shows a gain in population of 566,664, now having 5,333,537 inhab itants. Chicago ranks second with 2,393, 325, showing a gain of 208,042. Phila delphia conics next with a population estimated at 1,657,810, a gain of 10S, 802 in four years. The estimated population for the en tire United States on July 1 is 109. 021,992. The gain in four years is over 7,000,000. -oft shoe dancing of Mr. Cobbs and the ■< iowning" of Mr. Heinz met with much favor. In part two of the circus the dancing md singing started. Miss Orline Bar ic, t was the first of the “songbirds" to ippeur in a delightful number enlitleu 'Low's Melody," aided and abetted by a •horus of debutantes. For an encore lumber Miss Barnett sang “Campmeeting rime." with the same chorus anil the ad lition of several members of the “Boys' bmd." Miss Barnett was presented with i large bouquet of flowers following her Tt'orts. Mr. and Mrs. T. K. Lee then gave an exhibition of shooting that was little ihort of marvelous, and this act was allowed by the Tennessee Coal. Iron and tail road company's mate chorus in sev r. 1 vocal selections under the direc-i ion of Stephen AIlsop. Hollowing the splendid singing of the i mile chorus came “Artistic Modern Dani il?;." in two numbers. The first was an icrobatiC dance by Miss Edna Thomas nd Tom Pankey, and the second was he “Pavlowa Gavotte.'' A violin solo by rheodore Lewinsohn filled the time be v.een the next act which was "Creation." n original illusion conceived and pro* I need by Dr. James E. Dcdman. Master Reginald Thomas. “The Chorister Boy," hen sang two songs and the circus ended vith the “Tango Double Sextette," in vbich “Mary Jane." by Miss Jessie Mae Vrkins, was the feature. The last nutn ier was of particular merit and was fit ing to close what was said to be the nest successful society circus ever con lucted by the Birmingham Athletic club. A large and fashionable audience wit icsscd the performance and was generous n its applause. There is one more per formance tonight. R. F. D. SUFFRAGE PARADE IN SELMA SATURDAY Members Suffrage Association Plan ning for Big Demonstration. Dr. Shaw Issues Call Selma. April 27.—(Special.)—On Saturday Selma will witness the first suffrage pa rade ever made on the streets of the city. The members of the Selma Suffrage asso ciation. numbering about 125 members, ire planning for a big demonstration and parade on that day in behalf of their work. The parade and demonstration of the Selma Suffrage association Will be in re sponse lo the call which has been issued by Dr. Anna Shaw to similar associations throughout the United States to make Text Saturday a day of demonstrations, •allies and speech making. The parade n Selma will form at 5:30 o’clock Satur iay afternoon at the Dallas club and will march through the business streets )f the city and will be followed with ad Iresses by local orators. MEMORIAL SERVICES ARE HELD AT OZARK Ozark, April 27.—(Special.)—Memorial Day has been appropriately observed in )zark today by exercises conducted in lie courthouse auditorium. Judge W. H. Phomas of Montgomery was the orator, md his speech aroused much enthusiasm miong the large audience before him. At he close of his address 4)0 schoolboys :nd girls accompanied the old veterans to the cemetery where the graves of their comrades were strewn with flowers. The grave of John Merrick. Sr., a revolution ary war veteran, was also decorated. In the afternoon a committee went to the cemetery at Claybank church, one and i half miles west of town, where sleep a number of our noble dead. The surviving .eterans have organized a. Stonewall Jackson camp and are get ting ready to attend the Jacksonville l e union in a body. Judge W. I*. Windham Is commander yf the camp. FOUR SELMA BOYS IN MEXICAN WATERS Selma. April 27.—(Special.!—On I’nited States battleships in Mexican waters Sel ma is now represented by four young men. Two of them are Em sign John Mel vin and Ensign Robert Grayson, who arc graduates* of the naval academy at Annapolis. The other two are Harold Holsman and James Fitzgerald, mem bers of the marine corps. The latter two have been in the marine corps for the past, two or three years and have been around the world several times. Rotary Club Meets Tomorrow The Birmingham Rotary club will hold Its midweek luncheon tomorrow at the Southern club. At the former luncheons tit the Southern the regular cafe tables were used, but beginning tomomuw the Rotarlans will all sit together at u flung banquet board. At the last business meeting of the Rotary club Oliver Cox was elected as sistant secretary. BUSY DAY IN THE CRIMINAL COURT Jack Roebuck Given Seventeen Years When Convicted of Murder in Second Degree Two murder trials were concluded In the first division of the criminal court yesterday in addition to the juries be in# organized for the week and the disposition of a heavy docket of jail cases set in the second division. .Judge S. E. Greene organized the juries for the week, sounded the docket and set the date of the trials. The case of Rosa Herring, a negro, charged with the murder of her husband, which has been on the docket since 1905, was nolle prossed on account of the ab sence of state witnesses. The case is the oldest on the docket of the crim inal court. Yesterday afternoon Judge Greene took up the case of Jim Mason, negro. * harged with thurder. The case was concluded late yesterday evening and went to the jury. At a late hour last night they had failed to reach an agreement and wfent to a hotel for the night. Judge Fort took up the docket of the second division composed of mis demeanor jail cases. Nine defendants were found guilty as charged, six cases were nolle prossed and one ac quitted. When through with his docket he took up the case of Jack Roebuck, charged with murder, from the first division. He concluded the case late yesterday. The case was given to the jury shortly after 6 o'clock and after a short deliberation the jurors found the defendant guilty of murder in the second degree and fixed his punishment jat 17 years in the penitentiary. Capitol cases set for the week are: Tesdav. Tom Wiliams and Paul Ra mon: Wednesday. Lively Vandiver and Daisy Stephens; Thursday, Gus Camp isi. George Davis and Leslie Lea: Fri day, Plato Reed and George Memberly. MEN OF ST. MARY’S AT SMOKER TONIGHT Good Attendance Expected at Meeting to Secure Continued Co-Operation in Parish Work A good attendance of men is expected at the smoker to be given by the mem bers of St. Mary’s-on-the-Highlands par ish tonight in the Sunday school room of the church. It will begin at 8 o'clock and is intended to help bring the men of the parish closer together and to promote continued co .operation. A cordial invitation has been extended to all to be present. Steamer Blows Up Algiers, April 27.—The Russian tank steamer Kometa blew' up today off Sidi-Feruch, on the coast of Algeria. Passing steamers picked up 15 of the «rew of 30 which the Kometa carried. The others perished. A Shave at the i 0DD I Shop Is the biggest 15c worth of I comfort you ever bought Try it 112 N. 19th Street I HUNDLEY TALKS OF Finds Strong Effort Being Made to Unite On Roose velt for President Next Time Judge Oscar R. Hundley returned from New York last night after ar absence of two weeks, during whicl time he had an opportunity of dis cussing with various public* men pres ent conditions both politically ami commercially. Hi response to an inqury by a representative of The Age-Her ald .fudge Hundley said: ‘in a bus! ness way, New York generally is noi especially optimistic. Wall street seem! to have a case of the ‘doleful dumps but you know Wall street always gets that way when business and political conditions do not go to suit it. ‘‘Money is plentiful in New York, ol course, as it is in other parts of the country*, but investors are getting more cautious and are rather in a waiting attitude. They are inclined to criticize President Wilson's attitude in relation to trust legislation, contending that he is going too far and is hurting genera! business. "The Mexican war, of course, is the theme of much discussion among all classes of people, in the social clubs, tlie political clubs and the cafes. It seems to lie the uppermost thought in everybody's mind, and while some peo ple deprecate the commencement of armed hostilities with Mexico, yet the patriotic spirit which permeates the breast of every loyal American has aroused the people to an earnest sup port of F’resident Wilson in the posi tion he has now taken. Many people regard this unfortunate condition as one placed upon the Wilson adminis tration by the weak and vacillating policy of President Taft. They say truthfully that Madero was not only the constitutionally elected President of Mexico, but was the choice of the majority of the Mexican people and when lie found it impossible to pro tect the lives and property of Ameri can citizens our country should have immediately backed him up with arms and men to sustain his constitutional government: but Taft did not grasp the situation as he should and viewing alone his early retirement from office, simply* dumped the whole matter upon W iIson's administration. Unless some peace arrangement is early made, from what T could learn, there is grave fear that the war will be a long and bloody one.” Asked as to what discussion, If any, he heard in relation to the next pres idential campaign, Judge Hundley said: “I was in consultation both with prom inent republicans xmd progressives and F find that there is a determined and persistent effort at work in both par ties to secure the nomination of Col onel Roosevelt as the standard bearer of both the progressive and repub lican parties in the next campaign. This effort. 1 truly believe, is going to result in tlie desired end. namely: The renomination of Colonel Roosevelt by a union of all the interests opposed to the democratic party. The war with Mexico will probably cause a cessation of these efforts for the moment, for it is not known as yet what altitude Colonel Roosevelt will bear toward the war with Mexico. Fvery politician and prominent man in New York seems to he on the qul vivie ns to what Colonel Roosevelt will do. feeling that what ever he does or Hay# will command the immediate attention of the nation. “I also found the woman suffrage movement in New York especially strong. I addressed a gathering in New York by invitation to speak generally upon any subject that 1 might choose, and while 1 did not speak upon suf frage or mention it in my speech, one of the speakers who preceded me in cidentally alluded to it and met with an almost unanimous response from the audience. 1 talked to many newspaper men and women about this question and none of them seemed to have a shadow of a doubt as to the result in New York state and in fact in the whole country In time. “I came hack from New York as far as Atlanta with Mr. Frank Mnnsey of Munsey’s Magazine, and he thinks that it is only a matter of five or ten years when the whole country* will grant votes to women.” KESSLER SPEAKS TO FLORISTS TONIGHT Horticultural Society Will Meet To night at City Hall—Plants For Porch Boxes The Birmingham Horticultural ao ciety will hold a meeting in the coun cil chamber of the city hall tonight to which all members of city* beau tiful clubs in the city are invited. It is hoped to make the meeting one of un usual interest and to that end some addresses on special topics have been arranged. W. H. Kessler will talk on hardy evergreens and shrubbery and will tell about the varieties most suitable fox planting now and will discuss their proper care. Hugh Seals will discuss bedding plants and will outline the most suitable plants for porch boxes and hanging baskets in order to secure the most harmonizing effects. Short talks on kindred subjects will be made by other members of the so ciety. LAWYER GUILTY OF FORGERY New York, April 27.-Burton W. Gib son, the New York attorney, twice tried in Orange county on a charge of drown ing his client, Mrs. Rosa Menschlk Szabo, in 1912, was convicted today of grand larceny and forgery on five counts. The charges grew out of Gibson’s acts while executor of Mrs. Szabo’s will. In both the murder trials the jurors disagreed. Dan Randolph a Faithful Servant A well loved and familiar figure often seen in Loveman, Joseph & Loeb's store was that of an old darkey' with a grey ish yellow beard and bright eyes. Like many other darkies of the old school, he never knew his age, but he must have been past 70, despite his remarkably steady gait. “Uncle Dan” was recognized by all as the oldest employe, and a man agreeable and accommodating at all times. He wqs in the private employ ol A. B. Loveman for 18 years, and when Mr. Loveman, In 1887. came from Greens boro, Hale county, Ala., Dan, like the faithful servant he was, accompanied him. driving through the country with his horse surrey. He then served in the store on Second avenue as a delivery man, and subsequently a store porter. When the store progressed. Dan did, too. They moved to their present quarters where Dan was promoted to head portei-. and shortly afterwards became a night watchman along with others. He served in this capacity, sleeping always in the store, until his declining years. Until the end, he carried the store key for he was trusted implicitly, but only justifiably so. Because of his illness In the past few years he was not required to dc regular work, but has always received regular pay. ‘‘Uncle Dan” will b< | mourned far and wide, as he was an | honest, upright and kood darkey, and 1 a faithful servant. OFFICIAL MAP OF THE WEATHER ] I .. m 1 .1—1^^ - — -- - --—-—————~-~ ^^^ U. S. Department of Agriculture* , WEATHER BUREAU. I , i i i ! j I f 2 7/914-fi^. ^’ ■ ■ ill 'explaxat8mv'notb». Observations vakeu atBp.ni.,' 75th merldlau time. Air pressure reduced to sea level. Isobar* (continuous line*') p«tt ftiroUgH point* of equal air pressure. Isotherms (dotted lines) pass through points of equal temperature; drawn only for aero, framing, 90°, and 100®. O clear; © partly cloudy; 4) cloudy: ® ralq; © snow; © report missing. Arrows fly with the wind. First figures, highest temperature past 12 hours; second, precipitation of .01 Inch^r more for past 24 hours: third, maximum wind velocity. Weather Forecast Washington, April 27.—Weather forecast for Alabama: Thunder show er# Tuesday afternoon or night and probably Wednesday: cooler Wednes day. Georgia: Increasing cloudiness Tuesday; showers at night or Wednes day. Mississippi: Thunder showers and cooler Tuesday: Wednesday showers; cooler east portion. Tennessee: Showers Tuesday; cooler Tuesday in west and Tuesday or Tues day night east portion; Wednesday showers and cooler. Local Data For the 24 hours ending at 7 p. m., April 27: Highest temperature . 83 Lowest temperature . 64 Mean temperature . 74 Normal temperature . 66 Deficiency in temperature since Jan. 1. 254 Rainfall .00 Total rainfall since Jan. 1 .13.02 Relative humidity, 7 a. m. 76 7 p. m. 4 6 Weather Conditions Birmingham, April 27.— (7 p. m.) There has been continued rains over the greater portion of the country west of the Mississippi river during the past 24 hours, and also over the eastern states north of the Ohio valley. Heavy rains occurred in portions of Texas, San Antonio reporting 1.42 inches and Abilene 2.42 inches. Thunder showers occurred in the upper Mississippi val ley and Western lakes, and also In the lower Mississippi sections. No rain fell east of the Mississippi and south of Kentucky. The area of high pressure, central over the northern plains states, has caused a fall in temperature of from 8 to 20 degrees as far south as aKn .sas and Missouri. Cooler weather has also extended over the western por tions of the cotton belt, due more t'» the effect of the rains and cloudiness than to pressure influences. East of the Mississippi the weather has been slightly warmer from the lakes south- | ward. At 7 p. m. reading of but 2 degrees above freezing were reported j in southern Manitoba and the Dakotas ' and Wyoming and northern portions of Nebraska and Minnesota reported readings of less than 40 degrees. Moderate temperatures were general over the cotton belt since Sunday night. Fair skies prevailed along the Atlantic coast, cloudy skies extended from Georgia to the Mississippi and west I ml a _ ___ _ ^ __ _y Special Tango Outfit To include one Columbia “Leader” Grafonola and thirty-four Columbia dance selec tions. all supervised by G. Hepburn Wilson, M. B., master of the most modern dance— also a supply of needles. Price$90 On Three Days’ Free Trial and on the Easiest Kind of Easy Terms Here is the outfit: 1 Columbia “Leader” Grafonola. 11 Hesitation Waltzes. 4 1 f 9 Tangoes. 11 One-steps. 2 Tango Mattchiches. 1 1 Mattchiche — and a j supply of needles. (J | t This outfit is offered solely to meet the demands for the modern dance music. Peo ple who dance to the music of Columbia Double-Disc Records have the satisfaction of knowing that each record is right in tempo and right in spirit. Vernon Castle, premier exponent and dancer of modern dances, says Columbia Dance Records are the best he has heard. "'_4s This whole outfit delivered subject to trial, t.i your own home, where nothtnir at all hut the musical capacity of the lastrumrnt can In fluence yon to purchase. Price $90—and on easy terms __ _ _-. „ . ...-LdS&A* of there thunder showers and local rains prevailed. In ihls section the mean temperature for the day was 8 degrees above normal. Summary of observations made at I’nited States weather bureau stations. April 27, 1914: Temperature Lowest At for 7 p.m. day. Abilene, clear . 66 56 Atlanta, clear . T8 64 Birmingham, clear . 76 6 4 Boston, cloudy .*. 46 42 Brownsville, cloudy . 78 74 Buffalo, clear . 52 40 ’algary .partly cloudy .... 48 28 Charleston, clear . 72 68 Chicago, partly cloudy .... 66 52 Corpus Christi, cloudy .... 76 74 Denver, rain .. 44 38 Des Moines, cloudy . 66 60 Dodge City, partly cloudy . 66 60 Duluth, rain . 40 40 Durango, partly cloudy .... 52 28 Halveston. rain . 72 70 Hreen Bay, rain .. 50 50 llatteras, clear . 58 58 Havre, cloudy . 48 30 Helena, rain . 4 4 40 Huron, rain . ‘>4 3 4 Jacksonville, clear . 74 68 Kansas City, cloudy . 70 64 Knoxville, cloudy . 78 58 i^uuis\ii:e, clear . *6 6 4 Memphis, partly cloudy . 78 68 Miami, clear . 76 *1 Mobile, clear . 7 4 6S Modena, partly cloudy .... 56 28 Montgomery, partly cloudy.. 78 64 Nashville, clear . 80 61 New Orleans, partly cloudy.. 76 6S New York, cloudy . 66 4 4 North Platte, cloudy . 42 42 Oklahoma, cloudy . 66 56 Palestine, cloudy . 62 ,62 Phoenix, clear . 78 .j2 Pittsburg, clear . 72 50 Portland, rain . 46 42 Raleigh, clear .. 80 6t* Rapid City, rain . 34 34 Roseburg, clear . 56 86 Roswell, clear . 72 4S Salt I>ake City, partly cloudy 50 4f2 San Antonio, clear . 62 62 San Francisco, clear . 64 5 4 Sault Ste. Marie, rain . 4 6 36 Sheridan, cloudy . 38 38 Shreveport, rain . 64 64 Spokane, rain . 42 38 St. Louis, partly cloudy ... 74 *>4 St. Paul, rain . £4 54 Tampa, partly cloudy . 78 62 Toledo, cloudy . *. 54 52 Vicksburg, cloudy ..». *4 61 Washington, partly cloudy . 66 54 Williston. cloudy . *. 36 2 1 Winnemucca, cloudy . 48 3 4 Winnipeg, cloudy . 34 24 E. C. HORTON. Local Forecaster. ••••••••■••••••••••••••••••••••••«••••************** NEGROES MAY FORM COMPANY IN MADISON In Event Volunteers Are Called For Huntsville Colored People Anxious to Serve Huntsville, April 27.— (Special.)—J. EV. Petty, a well known colored eiti :en, formerly a United States soldier, s planning the organization of a negro •ompany for service in Mexico in th^ •vent^that volunteers are called for. Petty made a speech on courthouse iquare giving reasons why Afro-Ameri •an citizens should volunteer for the npending war with Mexico. He said J he Mexicans are nothing but half* ireeds and negroes, and Uncle Sam >ught to let the negroes of the United | Dates do the fighting. , Japan to Participate Tokio, April 27.—An official announce nent, Issued today by the government, | lays it has been definitely decided that lapan will participate in the Panama Pacific exposition at San Francisco. | Meredith Pleads (iuilty Pittsburg, April 27.—Dr.- C. C. Meredith, svho was arrested some weeks ago in a tensational raid upon a private maternity lospitai, known as "The House of MyS ery," pleaded guilty to malpractice today ind was lined cents and sentenced to tot less than five nor more than six years n the western penitentiary. The fine vas imposed so that the costs would fah ipon the accused. Smoothest, (^10 & ~~ Softest V a r alcum Powder\box Made,v.wv*r.<: 1 TALC f ';<0> J;-VW/15 (orated. Delightfully Perfumed. White or Flesh Tint. Guaranteed pure by TALCUM PUFF CO., Miners and Manufacturer* Bush Terminal Bldg., Brooklyn, N. 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