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tion you can make for being comfortable this summer is to get a Hart Schaffner & Marx Mohair or Palm Beach Suit $10 to $25 M. WEIL & BRO. 1915-17 First Ave. The Birmingham Home of Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes COMMENCEMENT IS IN FULL SWING Sermons Preached to Stu dents of Howard College and Loulie Compton Commencement Is now In full swing in the Birmingham district. With the opening sermons preached yesterday the students in the various Institutions of learning located here will have a busy time for the remainder of the week. Yesterday morning Dr. C. S. Mitchell of Richmond, preached to the students of Howard college at the Southside Baptist church before a congregation that taxed the capacity of the church. At night there was a service for the volunteers at the Ruhama church at East Lake. At the First Methodist church the pastor, the Rev. .1. W. Johnson, preach ed the baccalaureate sermon to the graduates of the Loulie Compton seminary. Tonight at the Central High school will be given the annual concert by the musical organizations of the school, the Euterpean and Glee clubs and the orchestra. Idris Thomas, the well known Ensley singer, will be the so loist. and the programme will be as follows: Creole Serenade, i DeKoven), high school orchestra: “The Sun Now Mounts the Eastern Sky." (Tade)—Eu terpean club: “Rockin’ Time,” (Knox) girls' chorus: (a) “Carmencita," (Lane); <b> "I Know of Two Bright Eyes." (Clanstone)—Mr. Idris Thomas; “Spring Song," ( Mendelssohn)— Euter pean dub; tun southern dialect ^ongs, (a) “Ylra," (Itiker): (b) ‘'Mammy's Lullaby,“ (Dvorak-Spross >—Boys’ Glee club; “Gondoliers." (Nevln)—orchestra: “Minnehaha," < l/ohring)—Euterpean club; violin. “Caprice Viennois.” (Kreisler) — Mr. Theodore Lovvinsohn; “The Joy of Spring Schutt-Spross)— gills' chorus: selection from “Aida.’’ (Verdi); solo, “Celestial Aida," (Mr. Thomas^ -Euterpean club. Howard students today will have a busy time. This morning at 9 o’clock Is the last assembly hour and roll chit, at 10:30 o’clock the junior ot^florfcal , contest, at 3 o’clock ih* annual field j day. and at 8 o’clock fno presentation of “The Tamindkdfcg the Shrew," by the English department. Being Used by Settlement Organization to Interest Northwest Farmers demand clothes that add dignity to your appear ance will find these '772cAa/r4 Made up in the best suits by Hamberger Bros. & Co. of Baltimore, and sold only by Saks in Birmingham. FEDERAL POLICY National Secretary Says Jumpers Will Not Be Taken Back Into Fold Auburn, X. Y. May 24. Se<retary John H. Farrell of the National Association of1 Professional Baseball Hubs today out lined the policy of organized baseball in the relations of its players with the Fed eral league Hubs as follows: ‘It is the policy of the national board of the National association that any play er who has Jumped a National association contract or the National association re serve list shall be kept out of the Na tional association. Flay: rs who signed Federal league contracts while free agents are eligible to contract with our clubs upon behig released from Federal league contracts. Neither shall our clubs be per mitted to sign players who are under contract with the Federate. Players who have no respect for their contractual ob ligations are not wanted by our National association clubs.” AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDING Chicago, May "4.—Following is the nffA rial standing of the American league, in cluding games of yesterday: / Played. Won,/Lost. Pet Detroit . 33 jkl 12 .636 Washington . 30 -'Ik 12 .600 Philadelphia . Zi' 16 11 .593 BosJ.au , .'. 28 14 14 .500 ^ ^'New York . 28 14 14 .500 St. Louis . 31 15 16 .484 Chicago . 34 14 20 .412 Cleveland . 31 9 22 .290 Games Today No games scheduled. Chicago at New’ York. St. Louis at Philadelphia. Detroit at Washington. Cleveland at Boston. TEXAS LEAGUE At San Antonio: San Antonio 2-1, Beau mont 1-2. At Houston: Houston 3, Galveston 2. tAt Dallas: Dallas 1. Waco 3. •At Ft. W'lrth; Ft. Worth 2-0, Austin 3-3. | American Boxer Defeated Sydney, Australia, May 24.—Hughle Me* began, lightweight champion of Australia, today defeated Joe Welling, an American, bn points in a 20-round light at the stad ium. | HOW THEY STAND • ♦ - ♦ 4 * G AB. R. H. Pc. • $ Kirby . 33 129 14 48 .372 • $ Knisely . 40 154 17 56 . 363 $ ♦ f Natural Kitchen The Home of the Bent Clean, Cool and Comfortable Ladies' Dining Room Phone 6566 Main ■ 405 North 19th Street All Orders Guaranteed to lie Served With \l»Nohitely Pure Food L Operated h> D. Dtonn, KIn Own Chef |^ Birmingham, Ala. [For Sale 9 Forty thousand feet of second ’hand lumber. A bargain if taken at once. Wells Bros. Co. 2013 5th Ave. ANCHOR LINE Royal Mall Twln*8«rew Steamihips •CMMCMla.” ••California.” “Caledonia” ant “CalumMa” Sailing from Now York every Saturday GLASGOW .Si, LONDONDERRY ftor book of Toure, Rate#. etc., apply to HENDERSON BROTHERS. GeuT Agent#. 21 Stale Si.. New York, or Hlalnar Brother#. 2101 let Ave.. R. W. r.uckott. Ter* ■Inal Station, or W. B. Greehum. 1927 let Are.. Bit* Bingham Hubbard Bros, & Co. rattan Merchant., Haaovcr Square, !». r. Member, New York Cotton Ex change. New Orleans Cotton Exchange, New York Produce Exchange. Asso ciate Members Liverpool Cotton Asso ciation Orders solicited for the pur Miss and aale of Cotton and Cotton load Oil for future delivery. Special attention and liberal terms given for v&rmas&.&uis&.es;x5*.tor r rnMii• To Address Southern Com mereial Secretaries’ As sociation Convention Tiip Southern (Commercial Secretaries’ association will hold its annua! conven tion on June -1. 5 and ('» a I Vicksburg. Miss. Secretary William (’. Radcliffe of the local Chamber of Commerce is a member of tlie organization and will be twice on the programme. Mr. Radcliffe is vice president for Alabama <u the association. Mr. Radcliffe will be on the programme at the morning session of the first day's meeting, talking on “Committees—Should They Be Large or Small? Many or Few? Standing or Special?” cm Friday, June t>4 he will conduct the entire afterncauu"Ses sion, the day being designated ”Industrial Afternoon.” There will bo s^*n*ral speak ears. Mr. Radcliffe belpgrt^airman of the afternoon. f * The convention/closes with a morning session on SgAdrday. June <», devoted en tirely to business. Officers will be elected finr the e*VBuing years, reports of commit tees ytA\d and unfinished business com pleted. The entire afternoon will be given gtfer to the local entertainment commit- i tee. which will show the secretaries soma; of the joys of living of Vicksburg. The present officers of the Secretaries’ association are: Bruce Kennedy. Mont gomery, president; A. V. Snell, Charles ton. S. C., secretary and treasurer; H. H. Richardson, i Jacksonville, Fla., executive committee; Adolph Boldt, Houston, Tex., executive committee; John M. Tuther, Memphis, Tenn., executive committee; vice presidents, Alabama, William C. Rad cliffe. Birmingham; District of Columbia, A. P. Bourland; Florida, W. N. Conoley, Live Oak; Georgia. Fred Houser, Atlanta; Ivouisiana, H. S. Herring. New Orleans; Maryland, R. J. Beach.im, Baltimore; Mississippi, Frank H. Andrews, Vicks burg: North Carolina. J. H. Warburton, .Salisbury; South Carolina, A. S. John stone, Greenville; Tennessee, John M. Tuther. Memphis; Texas, I.. M. Ward, Fort Worth; Virginia, F. C. McCarty, Charlottesville. New Executive Committee Will Not Convene Until Last of June Montgomery, May Li.—(Special.) Bibb Graves, chairman of the new ! democratic executive committee to night announced that he would not is sue a call for the first meeting until late next month. He said experience had taught that it would he better to wait until decisions had been made about contests and that the conve nience of members would be con served by waiting and allowing one [meeting to clear all business before [the committee. ‘‘The new committee will not con Ivene earlier than tin* latter part of I June,” said Mr. Graves. “From ex perience vve can anticipate some minor [contests and i believe that the conve ! nienee of the members will be con served by waiting to call the meeting until the time for filing these contests has passed. “Thus the committee may he able to dispose of all business at one session. Before issuing the call I will, of course, confer with each member and try to fix a time of general convenience.” BIRMINGHAM BOY AT VERA CRUZ i .ifl , —,17^...I CLAY BURGIN Son of J. S. Burgin of East Lake, who is stationed on the Florida at Vera Cruz. His parents have had sev eral interesting letters from him about life at the Mexican port. 1 WAS THE ANNISTON CHIEF LURED TO HIS Probe Begun to Determine if Shiretzki’s Death Was Due to Conspiracy CHRISTIAN CHURCHES HONOR SLAIN CHIEF Many Believe Letter Received by the Mayor and Turned Over to Mur dered Man Decoy—Public Fun eral Will Probably Be Held By HARRY !*. AYERS Anniston, May 24.—(Special.)—In nearly all tlie Christian churches of An niston Sunday tributes of respect and words of eloquent eulogy were paid to the memory of Harry Shiretzki, the murdered Jewish chief of police of An niston, who was shot down before the door of an alleged negro blind tig*»r operator in West Anniston Saturday night, while he and Special Officer Seab Eason were on a raid. The churches have raised money for floral offerings for the final obsequies of the dead chieftain, and the sugges tion that he he given a public funeral, attended by all the dignity that can be lent tiie occasion by the lity govern ment, i'.as m*-t with unanimous indorse ment. The eity will neglect no means to show that it was in sympathy with the martyred chief, who was one of the strongest factors in tiie city in the en forcement of the law. lie had made Anniston one of tin* "dryest” towns in the country, and was the enemy of every man who tried to evade or violate tho law. Investigating Conspiracy An investigation is under way to de termine whether or not therejhas a conspiracy at work with of consummating tl ^-j-1ffllnm of the brave young^^flrei*. Theie are several (d,iItrtlffes that give force to this Hbelief, and they are being followed to their conclusion by the officers of the law. Some believe that the letter addressed to Mayor Wikle on last Wednesday and given to the dead chieftain was u decoy, written for the purpose of lead ing him Into a trap in order that he might be slain. There has been un earthed other correspondence to lend credence to this belief, including anoth - er anonymous warning to the dead of ficer from a distant city. The chief waited until Saturday night to follow up the information contained in the letter, knowing that it is on Sat urday night that the tigers are usually at their worst. Chief Shiretzki kept the mission of his trip to West Anniston » secret. He was elected chief in recognition of ills leader ship in the suppression of blind tigers, and after he was eelcted he continued to take the initiative, instead of sending one I of ills men. On this raid he carried with him Seab Eason, a former patrolman and one of the strongest and bravest men in Anniston. As Shiretzki stepped upon the porch of Prince Bradfield, a negro be lieved to be Wesley Britton drew a shot gun on him. “Drop that gun,” commanded the chief without using his own weapon. The negro's gun fell to the floor, and the chief advanced. But as he stepped forward the negro lurched toward him, thrust a derringer into his side, fired, and started to run. He was caught by Officer Eason, and for sometime the two men struggled in the yard, each seeking the life of the other. Finally Eason got his gun arm over the negro's left shoulder, pulled him forward and fired. The bullet took effect, and the negro dropped to the ground. Bradfield Itan and Was Captured Having vanquished Britton, Officer Eason turned to take care of the wounded officer, who was placed in a buggy and hurried to Sellers hospital, where he died from the effect of the shot, which pene trated the liver and scraped the heart. Bradfield ran, but was later captured by a posse, together with his wife and two other negroes, who are now in the coun ty jail. Others are believed to be involved in the alleged conspiracy, and the officers are on their trail. No further arrests have been made, however, and there have been no new developments other than the discovery of clews that may play a part in the state's effort to prove a case of conspiracy. Shiretzki was about HO years of age and hud lived here most of his life. His mother, father and two sisters are pros trated with grief, ns are others of Ills close friends. Including Mrs. Lon Phil lips, the wife of his running mate, who was his consulting general in the effort to make prohibition prohibit in Anniston, in which they had been ?o successful and I for which Shiretzki gave his life, for which he will be honored by ids fellow townsmen. Developing Resort in Pickens Carrollton, May 24.—(Bpecial.)—With &i view of making one of the most attractive parks in the state at Johnny Woods springs a large force of hands are daily at work building a beautiful driveway which encircles the springs and other wise beautifying the grounds.f Cement walks have been laid from the city to the springs, a distance of one-half mile, which affords much easier access to the springs than heretofore. Tt is the inten tion of the promoters of beautifying the spring grounds so that they will be at tractive to the visitor as well as the home people. Are you satisfied with the compan ions and the vacation your children will have this summer? W hy not let them make some new friends, sec new things and visit the part of their country that everyone should see? , , , » Colorado and its marvelous health giving air is a paradise for young peo ple as well as elderly. Low fares for the round trip all sum mer and you can go on the Rock Island Lines* superb train, “Rocky Mountain Limited”—every morning from Chicago to Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Through sleepers daily from Birming ham via Memphis and Kansas City. Other fast trains every day. Finest modern all-steel equipment. Superb dining car service. We maintain a Travel Bureau at 18 N. Pryor St., Atlanta. Oa. Our rep resentatives are travel experts, who will help you plan a wonderful and an eco nomical vacation, give you full informa tion about hotels, camps, boarding places and look after every detail of your trip. . Write for our fascinating picture books of wonderful Colorado. H. H. Hunt, D. P. A., Rock Island Lines. Phone Main «ll. ■ Advertising Alabama in the most ef fective way is what has lesulted l'rom the interview of Leslie M. Shaw, given out after completing a recent purchase of $50,000 worth of Alabama black belt lands. This interview from Governor Shaw was given out by the Alabama department of the southern settlement and development organization, and it received very wide publicity, owing to the prominence of Mr. Shaw, and the fact that he had backed | his judgment of Alabama lands with a. large outlay of money. In a more recent interview in the press j of Iowa, of which state Mr. Shaw was I twice governor, upon his return from j Alabama. Mr. Shaw stated that he would! like to bring a number cf Iowa farmers to Alabama, and this additional statement j Is now being used by the Alabama de partment of the southern settlement and development organization in interesting farmers from the northwest generally in Alabama. It is the purpose of the Ala bama department to raise sufficient funds to print in pamphlet form the proceed ings of the meeting of the last annual session of the Alabama Land congress, held in Birmingham last November, and add these recent statements of Governor Shaw. When this is done, it is thought it will prove to be one of the most valu able advertising mediums ever gotten out in the interest of Alabama. Governor Shaw’s statements regarding Alabama, lands were given to the committee from the Panama canal colony, which visited this state last week, seeking suitable! lands for colonizing after the work of the employes on the canal is completed. The statement is made that this commit tee was strongly impressed with not only tills statement of one of America’s richest and most successful farmers, Mr. Shaw, but with their own inspection of the lands, with the result that a substantial colony Is expected to be located In Ala bama in the immediate future. TO CONFER DEGREE I Cyrene commandery No. 10. Knights Templar, will confer the order of Knight of Malta at the conclave of the grand commandery. which is to be held at Talladega May 27-28. The local com mandery will take the full team to the grand conclave and confer the order in amplified form. Prof. Fred Grambs and the commandery choir will furnish music during the ceremony. Emminent Commander J. H. Helneke will be in charge. Quite a number of local members of the Knights Templar will attend the grand conclave and will Include Dr. W. W. Ransom, who is the only Birming ham man among the grand officers. He is tlie captain general and will be advanced to the office of generalissimo at the lection of officers which will oc cur during the conclave. The attendance at the grand conclave is expected to be quite large, there be ing 18 commanderies throughout the state. Emminent Grand Commander Charles P. Martin of Woodstock will preside. CARTER FOUND NOT GUILTY AT CLANTON Chilton Citizen Killed Hia Son-In-Law, a Birmingham Dentist, in De fense of Daughter Clanton, May 24.—(Special.)—After two days taking testimony and arguments of attorneys the jury In the case of Mr. Car ter and his daughter, Mrs. Walker, for the murder of Dr. Walker, near Thorsby, husband of the daughter, returned a ver dict of not gu’lty as to Mr. Carter, and the case against Mrs. Walker, by consent of defendant, was continued. The case of Otis Robinson and D. Eu banks. charged with highway robbery, was continued and the prisoners released on $1000 bond each. For WeakneMN and Loas of Appetite The Old Standard general strengthen ing tonic. GROVE’S TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out malaria and builds up the System. A true tonic and sure -- The Clothes That Meet Your l Requirements I ’15,’20-25 Th;.U1*' w_ This is the label you find I in these clothes that are Wr&jserz&JZ?'' so satisfying for hot weather wear. This is a—„„ „cK Coat the first season we have been able to include Hamberger & Co.’s famous suits at a $15.00 price bearing this label—and you can take our word for it that these suits are right up to the minute. Read on page 2 more about these Cravenetted Priestley’s famous fabrics—rain resisting— perspiration proof and fadeless. See Window Display in Our 19th St. Window. Popular Palm Beach Suits in Plain Colors or Stripes $5.95, $7.50 and $10 Norfolks and Young Men’s Styles Regulars, short regulars, stouts, short stouts, long stouts and slims—so you can well imagine how easy it is to find just your size—for from 32 to 54 we Straw ^ Come Hats Toda% For Men and $1 to $10 CLOTHES Th WHOLE FAMILY Look [ J Worst of Encounter at Door of Church ^ A8 Stantil Brown and Miss Nellie Jones were leaving the Hunter Street Baptist church at Fairview last night about 10 o’clock they were attacked by a group of ; about 13 young boys. Brown defended himself from the attack with his knife, with the result that Hershell Cohn of 2414 Bessemer boulevard, Ensley, and Eugene Kent of 2224 Hawthorne avenue, Ensley, were badly cut. Following the cutting Brown escorted Miss Jones to her home at Rising station and then disappeared. According to Detective ‘‘Gene,’ Eubanks young boys had been making attacks on Brown for his attentions to Miss Jones for several weeks. The culmination of the trouble came last night when the boys at tempted to "gang” Brown. Cohn was slashed over the face and badly marked. Kent was also badly slashed in the face and one of his ears was nearly cut off. , The cutting of Cohn and Kent had a * dampening effect on the rest of Brown's | assailants and they ran away. Detective Eubanks, who investigated the case, stated that after cutting the boys Brown secured medical assistance for them and then escorted Miss Jones to her home. Detecth& Eubanks said that while he was unable to locate Brown last night to arrest him on the charge of as- | sault with intent to murder that in all j probability Brown would surrender him- j self to the police this morning as. accord- | ing to the detective. thefre were many i witnesses to testify that Brown was act- ! ing in selfdefense. Brown is a well known young man and resides at Rising station. mot® is nCTEDFORIEK Washington, May 24.—Warm weather with well distributed local rains, was forecast by the weather bureau to night for the first half of the week. “Indications are that the tempera ture will average above the normal in the eastern and southern states, the Ohio valley and the central west, and near or somewhat below the normal in the northwestern states, the Itocky mountain and plateau regions. "A disturbance will cause showers and thunderstorms the first half of the week in the northern states from the upper Mississippi Valley eastward and locally in the Rocky mountain and plateau regions. “Another disturbance will cross the great centra) valleys Wednesday or Thursday and the eastern states about Friday: this disturbance will be at tended by well distributed showers and thunderstorms east of the Rocky moun tains, and It will be followed by a J general change to cooler weather.*' CLAYTON ARRIVES Newly Appointed Judge to Take Oath of Office To day in Montgomery Montgomery. May ‘24.—Congressman Henry D. Clayton, appointed federal judge to succeed the late Judge Thomas G. Jones, arrived from Washington tonight. He will take the oath of office tomorrow morning, his term as congressman au tomatically expiring when he becomes judge. Mr. Clayton will be welcomed by the County Bar association at noon. He announced that he will make his home in this city. Treasury Statement Washington, May 24.—The condition of the United States treasury at the begin ning of business Saturday, May 23, was: Net balance in general fund, $72,856,625; total receipts Friday, $2,135,505: total pay ments Friday, $1,826,016. The deficit this fiscal year Is $40,007,771, against a surplus of $3,113,815 last year, exclusive of Pan ama canal and public debt transactions. MEMORIAL HELD BY PRATT CITY LODGES Large Crowd Assembles. Rev. Jenkins and George Huddleston Speak One of the largest crowds that evei assembled In Pratt City v as present yes terday at Fraternal cemetery when the several secret orders of that locality joined In their annual memorial exercises Every lodge in the city was well repre sented and all joined in the procession U the cemetery. Three hands were in at tendance, the Boys of the Woodcraft band T. C. I. band and the band from the Ala bama Boys’ Industrial school at Eas' Bake. The procession was Headed bj Chief of Police Martin Eagan and a pla toon of mounted police. The speakers were the Rev. George B. Jenkins of Ensley and George Huddles ton of Birmingham, who spoke of* fra ternalism. each paying a fitting tribute tc the memory of the fraternal dead. Ap propriate seelctions were rendered by tin hands at intervals during the exercises W, A. Dozier was master of ceremoniei and introduced the speakers. tJ. N. Ham? was grand marshal of the duy.