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EARLYTODAYFOR HIS NEW DUTIES Repeats Recent Assertion That Wave of Prosperity Will Soon Sweep Country W, P. G. Harding will leave this morning over the Seaboard Air Bine railroad for Washington to he present when the reserve board for national banks is organized. Mr. Harding was asked last night if In his opinion the board would be or ganized prior to the confirmation by the Senate of additional members, eith er JJ.r. Jones and Mr. Warburg, or oth ers to be named. He replied that it tvaa his impression that organization would be perfected next week. “It is with a great deal of regret,' Mr. Harding said, "that I leave Bir mingham. Until this appointment came I did not know that I had so many friends. I have been overwhelmed with courtesies of the most touching variety. Birmingham, of course, will ever lie next my heart. My permanent place of residence will always be here, and I will return as often as possible.” Following the dinner given last night by directors of the Tutwiler Ho tel company to a number of friends of the hotel, Mr. Harding, in feeling man ner. bade the guests farewell. 4T Intend to make a study of my new duties," he added, "until 1 am mas ter of every phase of the work. I will then endeavor to accomplish good for Birmingham. He quickly added, “and for this section, and the country as a whole.” Mr. Harding, in casual conversation during the evening, repeated his as sertion made at the dinner given in his honor by the Birmingham Newspa per club to the effect that in his opin ion a wave of nation-wide prosperity would begin moving in the very near future. “There is a great era ahead,” he added, "for the country, an era of un precedented prosperity. Birmingham — Alabama as a whole—will share in th^ blessing. This is destined to be the garden spot of the world, not only one of the richest sections of the country, but the most beautiful. Birmingham’s growth, development and surface lm rovement of the last five years have been marvelous. In every way that progress will be duplicated within the next five years.” CARBAJAL TAKES OATH AS MINISTER Mexico City, July 10.—Francisco Car bajal. chief justice of the supreme court today took the oath of office as for eign minister. Other ministers of Huerta's cabinet were sworn in as fol lows: (’otnmerce and industry, Salome Bo tello. former governor of Nuevo Beon; communications, Arturo Alcaradejo; ag riculture, General Carlos Rincon Gal lardo. AMUSEMENTS At the Lyric Records for Saturday matinee attend ance at the Byric will probably be broken this afternoon, as the largest advance sale in three months has been recorder for today. Nat Wills, the clever tramj comedian: Gus Edwards* Newboy Sextette and Girlie, a clever singing specialty and Jesse Backy's “Eloping” with the comical horse and the clever pair of ac tors, are the three acts that are dependec on to fill the house. PERSONAL A. A. Polhamus of Bos Angeles, gen eial passenger agent of the Oanadiai Pacific railway, is the guest of C. C Huckabee. Tennis Tourney in Cincinnati Cincinnati, July 10.—Tennis player; from about half the states in the unioi were gathering tonight for the Clay court national tennis tourney, whicl will begin tomorrow’. Entry lists close( tonight vvith 102 entered in the men’; singles. Few stars are pitted agains each other in the preliminary round. ... ■ ■— ■■ = ITheyve Arrived A New Lot of Over 300 Palm leach Suits Beach Cloth Suits $C*.95 Panama Suits $*7.95 All Sizes—All Styles M Plain Colors—Stripes DON’T wait. Come early. Last week when we adver tised 100 suits the sizes were badly broken by noon. We expect more suits today, but the sooner you come the better chance you will have to get just the style and color you want. Telephone ! Orders Filled \ DECISION IN HAL CHASE’S CASE PROMISED BY JULY 18 Justice Bissell Promises to Render Decision On Above Date At Close of Arguments By Attorneys For Federal League Buffalo, July'10.—A decision on the plea of injunction restraining Hal Chase, for mer first baseman of the Chicago Amer icans from playing with the Buffalo Fed era Is, was promised by July IS by I Justice Herbert P. Bissell at the close of ! arguments here today. I The grounds on which the Federal league sought, a dissolution was based largely on the allegation that the Chicago team did not come into dourt with clean hands because it Is operating in violation of the Sherman anti-trust law. Attorney j Addington for Chase, intimated that fur- j thur proceedings against the National j commission under tin* anti-trust law were under consideration. Other claims made by Federal league attorneys were that Chase's contract with Chicago was void because it im-i ! properly drawn when signed and because I j it mutuality on account of the 10 day j i clause and the reserve feature. Attorneys for the Chicago team argued that the j I playing of baseball cannot be designated I as commercial in the sense that it is used I in the Sherman act. LOOKOUT PITCHERS YIELD 52 RUNS IN FIVE CONTESTS "Moose” McCormick is a worried man The opposing clubs have broken all rec ords against the twirling of Ills pitchers and the longer the bombardment endures, the worse it gets. In the five games played this week, 52 runs have been scored against the Chattanooga club. In the two games with the Barone, 27 runs have been scored and a double header faces the two forces this afternoon. The battered corps consists of Ray Boyd, who suffered a downfall yester day, Youngster Sindler, Bill Sline, Rolano Howell and Southpaw Quarders. Quar ders is unable to pitch, having suffered ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a** I a broken rib a few days ago. Boyd’s \M ak arm prevents him from frequent manoeuvers on the slab. Howell has a badly injured pitching hand, while Sind ler is still weak from the extraordinary service he rendered in the opening game against the Barons. Chattanooga is unabTe to strengthen, for the majors have nothing to offer. l 'i less Moose McCormick culls a few hush leagues, the Dookouts seemed des tined for a lower berth despite the ef ficient offense. The Chattanooga rnounds men have yielded 65 hits in the five games. Despite the awful bombardment, Chattanooga scored one victory. Tuesday, Montgomery was defeated S to 7. GEORGIA TECH DECIDES TO DESERT THE S. I. A. A. Atlanta, July 10.—(Special.)—Georgia Tech today followed Vanderbilt’s lead and handed In her resignation to President W. G. Riggs as a member of the South ern intercollegiate Athletic association. The schedule of games as already ar ranged. will be played, though new games booked will be booked under new rules. Advices from Athens received here to j night were to the effect that the Uni | varsity of Georgia was going to follow the example of Vanderbilt and Tech and that Alabama was also expected to re sign. The withdrawal of Vanderbilt, Georgia, Georgia Tech and Alabama will prove a disastrous blow to the S. I. A. A. It is understood that President Riggs refused to call a special meeting following the conference of the nine colleges in Atlanta on July 1. According to reports. Presi dent Riggs said he had no power, under the constitution, to call a. special confer ence. Following the withdrawal of Tech, im mediate action on the part of the S. I. A. A. powers is expected. ROBBINS NAMED AS COACH OF MERCER Macon, Ga., July 10.—(Special.) Fred A. Robbins, former star quarter back at Vanderbilt, was tonight named coach of the Mercer university football team for the coming season. Timeon Bowden, former halfback on the uni versity of Georgia eleven, was named as his assistant. Bowden, who is play ing for Macon in the Sally league, w'ill coach the baseball team. FEDERAL LEAGUE Pittsburg Wins Brooklyn, July 10.—Pittsburg today won from Brooklyn 5 to 3. Score; R. H. E. Pittsburg .100 100 300—5 9 0 Brooklyn .000 002 100—3 5 2 Batteries: Knetzer and Berry; Juul, Peters and I.and. Bison Blanked Baltimore, July 10.—Baltimore shut out Buffalo today 4 to 0. Suggs pitched a masterly game. Score: R.H.E. Baltimore .001 030 00*—4 7 2 Buffalo .000 000 000—0 2 1 1 Batteries: Suggs and Russell; Schultz, Woodman and Blair. TEXAS LEAGUE i —.. At Waco: Waco 9-13. Austin 4-1. At San Antonio: San Antonio-Houston, , rain. I At Beaumont: Beaumont-Galveston, , rain. At Dallas: Dallas 1, Fort Worth 1 (Id innings, darkness). American Athletes Triumph in Sweden Copenhagen, July 10.—American ath letes won in several finals in the games at the stadium tonight against representatives of Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Finland. Homer Baker won the 400-metres race in 52 3-10 seconds. W. M. Oler, Jr., captured the 110-metres hurdle event in lf> 3-5 seconds. J. C. Patter son won the 200-metres in 22 2-5 sec onds and the 100 metres in 11 1-10 sec onds. Oler won the high lump with 1.82 metres. The one-mile relay race, teams of five men, was won by the Americans in 4 minutes 35 seconds. TENNIS RESULTS Memphis, July 10.—Nat C. Emerson, former western champion, and Leroy Cooper won their semi-final matches today In the tournament of the Tri State Tennis association and will meet in the finals tomorrow for the singles championship of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee. All of those who reached the semi-finals are Memphis men. Emerson defeated Leon Hose borough, 6-1, 6-3. 6-4; and Cooper won over Fred Smlthwlck, 9-7, 6-4. 6-2. Today's play brought the doubles to the semi-final round. Norwood Stars Lose The Irondale Juniors defeated the Norwood Stars yesterday afternoon, score 4 to 1. Fills and Edloney com posed the battery for Irondale, while Parker and Stone shared the work for Norwood. TRADE COMMISSION BILL IS PERFECTED _ Senate Committee Adds Two Important Amendments to Measure Washington, July 10. The Senate inter state commerce committee today per fected the interstate trade commission bill already before the Senate, adding two Important amendments and determining not to amend the mu?h questioned sec tion in which unfair competition is de clared unlawful The amendments to the commission bill agreed to by the com mittee provides: "That no order of the proposed trade ccmmission for or against a corporation shall be used as evidence in any sub sequent prosecution brought against a corporation under the Sherman law'. "That nothing in the act to create the trade commission .shall be construed a*s amending th • Sherman act. nor in any way affecting provisions of that act as it stands on the statute books. The House bill giving the interstate com merce coi^piission Jurisdiction over the issuance of securities of common carriers also was taken up by the committee, and it will endeavor to complete Its amend ments to the bill by tomorrow night. The Clayton bill as it passed the House vas considered all day by the Senate judiciary committee, most of the discus sion bearing on sections relating to inter locking directorates and holding com panies. Both committees are making every effort to have the true bills ready by Monday. Many tentative changes have been made In phraseology of the Clayton bill, in some eases the committee having nar rowed the meaning where they thought it too broad. When the committee ad journed for the day it had under con sideration sections relating to labor unions and some changes are expected. Considerable sentiment In favor of con solidating the three antitrust bills is de veloping and some senators said today this might be done on the Senate floor. The main purpose for such action would be to expedite completion of the trust legislative programme. Saks Wins Double Header The Ia>uis Saks team in the Com mercial league won a double header from the Loveman, Joseph & Loeb team. The first game was 8 to f> and the second was called at the end of the fifth Inning on account of rain with the score 16 to 7. The score of the first was: R. H. E. Saks . 8 12 2 B., J. & I* . 5 8 4 Batteries: Nunnaly and Saks; Welch and Shoemaker. Second game: R.H.E. Saks . 16 16 1 B.. J. & B. 7 10 2 Batteries: Frankel and Saks; Dun can and Welch. Deaths and Funerals Mrs. Susie A. Chamblee Mrs. Susie A. Chamblee, aged 70 years, died yesterday morning at 1 o’clock at her late residence, 2414 Twentieth avenue, north. She is survived by three children. Dr. Z. B. Chamblee, Mrs. W. G. Gill and Mrs. B. C. Garmon, and three grandchil dren, Clyde N. Garmon. Mamie and Hor ton Chamblee. Funeral services will be conducted from the residence this morn ing at 10 o’clock with Interment In Elm wood cemetery. O. L. Richard News was received in Birmingham last night of the death in a New York hos pital of O. B. Richard, a brother of Mrs. John W. Sibley. Mr. Richard was well known in Birmingham, spending prac tically every wMnter here looking after ex tensive property Interests. Sometime ago Mr. Richard’s health began to fail and he went to Johns Hopkins, but physicians were unable to relieve him. Mr. and Mrs. Sibley and Dr. E. S. Casey are en route | to Newr York to bring the remains to Birmingham. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Mike Mele Funeral services over the remains of Mike Mele, aged 30 years, who died in a local infirmary Thursday, were conducted yesterday afternoon from I Age Boy’s private chapel. Mrs. Martha J. Carlisle Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Martha J. Carlisle, aged 56 years, who died Thursday afternoon at the residence, 1404 Fifteenth avenue, nortn. were conducted yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Interment follow'ed in Mount Pinson. Mrs. Ida L. Thompson Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Ida B. Thompson, aged 56 years, who died Thursday afternoon at the late residence. 909 Thirty-ninth street, north, w’ere conducted yesterday afternoon from the residence. Interment followed in Elm wood cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband, a son and a daughter. Lillian May Labontie Funeral services over the remains of Billian May Babontie, the 13-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Ba bontie, who reside on Sarah avenue, were conducted yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family residence. Interment followed in Elmwood cemetery. Mrs. Bell Smith Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Bell Smith, aged 27 years, who died yesterday morning at the late residence at Shiras, will be conducted from the residence this morning. Interment will follow In Green Pond. The deceased is survived by her husband. J. G. Smith, and a brother. J. D. Smith of the Warner j & Smiley company. Joseph E. Jackson Girard, Jul> 10.—(Special.)—Joseph E. Jackson. a Confederate veteran and prominent citizen of Girard, died at his home on Bong strebt yesterday. He leaves a widow’ and large family, all re siding in this city. Dr. Henry D. Mullen Selma, July 10.—(Special.)—Dr. Henry D. Mullen, aged 78, an old and well known resident of Selma, died at his home, cor ner of Alabama and Bawrence streets, last night after an Illness of a few’ days During the early part of the week h« was stricken w’ith paralysis and since hai been sinking rapidly. The deceased spenl the greater number of years of his lift in Selma, and was well known throughout this section of the state. The intermenl was made Friday. Samuel D. Brice Selma. July 10.—(Special.)—Samuel D Brice, aged 47, a well known resident oi Marlon Junction, died at a local Inflrmarj today after an Illness of several months The deceased was taken 111 with Bright’, disease about last Christmas and sine, that time has been sinking rapidly. Hi was brought to Selma about a month ag< for treatment. He -s survived by a wlf, and four children. The Interment tool place at Marlon Junction Friday mornlni at 10 o'clock. JOHNS Undertaking Co. Phono 1001. WIN TENNIS FINALS Defeat Roberts and Drennen in Final Round of Athletic Club Tourney Frank Bell and Pete Smith of the Birmingham Athletic club won from Vlerridlth Roberts and Dr. Earl Dren nen of the Country club in the finals Df the Birmingham Athletic club's in vitation tennis tournament yesterday afternoon after a hard and spectacular battle. The contest yesterday had been twice postponed, first from the Fourth of fuly until Thursday and then from that flat.e to Friday, both times on account pf rain. Four sets were played before the Athletic club stars were able to gain a. decision. The first was captured by Drennen and Roberts, six games to four. This set was one of the best Played and the work of all four was of the whirlwind variety. Battling uphill, Bell and Smith took the second match, 6-2, and then followed up by annexing both the succeeding ones by scores of 6-2 and 6-3, respectively. The two teams appeared very nearly evenly matched and the playing of both was at times sensational. After the1 first set Roberts was handicapped somewhat on account of having to alter his service in order to escape foot faults. The first two sets were better than the latter two because of '.he fact that in the third and fourth all four of the con testants lobbed the ball considerably. Both Smith and Bell were awarded handsome racquets. Hugh N. Starnes refereed the contest. COVINlMAN R Daniel Douglass Believed to Have Been Clubbed and Choked to Death Andalusia. July 10.—(Special.)—Daniel Douglass, a highly respected citizen liv ing near Rome, this county, was found dead in his field where he had been plowing yesterday about 11 o’clock. Some of the family was attracted by a noise which sounded like a call from Mr. Daug lass, and a negro boy was sent to in vestigate. When he reached the scene Mr. Douglass was found lying on the ground dead and his horse grazing near the body. There were bruises about the face and head and signs of choking on his neck to indicate that Mr. Douglass had been clubbed and choked to death. Suspicion at once centered around v-. T. B»;rbare«, a neighb »r, living near Mr. Douglass, and he was arrested and lodged in jail at. a late hour last night charged with the crime The theory is advanced by the citizens of the neighborhood in which the nturder occurred, that Mr. Douglass' murder is the outcome of a feud of long standing, and ir. which feelings were recently re newed by accusations brought by Doug lass against some of Barbaree's children in reference to some watermelons. Bar baree had no statement to make when anested. He was locked up in jail and as the August grand Jury will soon con vene it is probable that no preliminary will be had. Mr. Douglass was ,82 years of age, a Confederate veteran, ar.d owned one of the prettiest farms in Covington county. He was a hard worker and industrous citi zen and his murder has aroused consid erable feeling in the community. Both the Vanitie and De fiance Fall Far in Rear Newport. R. I., July 10.—The cup yacht Resolute outsailed her rivals to day and led the Vanitie three miles and the Defiance four and a half miles at the finisht of their 30-mile contest. The Defiance was so far behind she quit racing as the Vanities crossed the line. The Resolute’s margain in correct ed time over the Vanitie was 33 min utes and 7 seconds. The race was the second of the trials and the first un der the direction of the New York Yacht club. The breeze was never stronger than four knots. The contest was an excellent test of the yachts In the lightest weather pos sible for a finish inside the six-hour time limit. After the first tw’o miles it was only a question of the length of the Resolute’s victory. It generally was agreed in yachting circles after the race that neither the Vanitie nor the Defiance could hold the Resolute under conditions that prevailed today. It also was pointed out that many of the America’s cup races off Sandy Hook in recent years have been sailed in similar light airs and sleepy seas. The boats will race again tomorrow. unabIeIBe MRS. LN. DENNIS Woman Who Wrote She Had Killed Sister Is Still Missing Atlanta, July 10.—Information still was lacking here tonight as to the where abouts of Mrs. Elolse Nelms Dennis, be lieved to have signed a letter received here which said that she had murdered her sister In New Orleans, was preparing to kill her brother In San Francisco, and then would commit suicide. Police officials in San Francisco, New Orleans and Houston. Dallas and San Antonio, Tex., where Mrs. Dennis and her sister, Miss Beatrice Nelms, planned | to visit, failed to find any trace of them. Mrs. John W. Nelms, mother of the i missing women, and recipient of the mys i tery letter, continued to believe that her daughters were the victims of a con spiracy. They had a draft for 334SO cashed In New Orleans on June 13, after their departure from here, the proceeds ol which were to be used In completing Mexican Investments made by Mrs. Den nis. Loveman, Joseph & Loeb Men’s Palm $/1.95 Beach Suits ™ Worth $8.50 and $9 Loveman, Joseph & Loeb were for tunate enough to receive a small ship ment of 73 Palm Beach Suits, mostly large sizes and stouts, to replenish the regular stock. These are genuine Palm Beach Suits—nothing else sold here. Boys’ Norfolk Suits CJood quality Boys’ Norfolk Suits, in serges and mixtures, at the following prices: 6.00 Suits 3.95 6.00 and 6.50 Suits 4.95 Boys’ Wash Suits Boys Wash Suits in Russian Sailor and Beach Sailor styles, also Beach Russian Suits with bloomer or loose pants. Latest novelties in white and colors: 1.25 Suits 1.00 2.50 Suits 1.95 1.50 Suits 1.19 3.00 Suits 2.25 ' 2.00 Suits 1.59 3.50 Suits 2.65 ' Boys’ Smart Wash Suits Oliver Twist" and Middy Suits, best styles. Good Materials, at the fol lowing prices: 2.50 Suits 1.95. 3.00 Suits 2.35, in white and colors. 75c Silk Hats 50c For Boys and Children ♦ About 20 different patterns of Boys’ and Children's Silk Hats. All good colors and different shapes. (Boys’ Store, 2d Floor) Lovemart’s Specials for Men Shirts, Underwear, Pajamas and Ties for Today In the Men’s Furnishing Store thera >, have been arranged for you several special items—articles that you need every day. Men’s $2.50 and $1.95 $3 Shirts for 1 Men’s Soft Shirts of silk and madras mixed, I « also mercerized Madras and Cotton Crepe Shirts \ with double soft cuffs, coat style. 1 Silk Bosom Shirts $1.65 Good looking Silk Bosom Shirts with silk cuffs, body of perfectly matched Soisettes, with soft cuff, coat style. Shirt with splendid wearing qual ities, fast colors. A Shirt that is really worth more than twice the price. i 11 59c Percale Shirts 45c < Garner’s Percale Shirts of fast color, coat style, with cuffs attached. A good value. Men’s 50c Underwear 39c Underwear of checked Nainsook, athletic or short sleeve styles, knee length or long drawers. $2 and $2.50 Pajamas $1.69 Pajamas of madras, nainsook, soisette and 1 crepe, no collars, braid and silk frog trimmed. " Very cool and smart. 50c Washable Ties 35c Washable Four-in-Hand Ties, fast colors, silk and cotton mixtures, also mercerized madras in striped and crossed stripes. (Men’s Store, Main Floor) LovemanJSlfeplif, Loeb NEGRO NARROWLY ESCAPES MOB Ozark, July 10.(—Special.)— Ozark had a thrill yesterday when a mob had a negro by the name of Will Raney, commonly known as Will Raymond,” and were tak ing him out of town in an automobile to lynch him. He had written a letter to Mrs. Louis Mosely, Jr., a white lady of ieej ectability, in which he made many personal remarks. Sheriff E. W. Parrish came on the scene just in time to head off the mob and take the negto to Jail. In the evening the negro was spirited out of town, sup posedly for Dothan, and he is safe. Four Players Left New York, July 10.—Four tennis players engaged in test matches at Westchester for the selection of the Davis cup team, reached the semi-final round today, Harold H. Hackett and R. Norris Williams II. coupling in the upper half and W. M. Johnston and Karl H. Behr in the lower section. Johnston outspeeded R. Lindley Mur ray, 7-5, 11-9. Williams beat George M. Church, 6-1, 6-1; Hackett defeated George Pea body Gardner, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4; Behr de feated Edwin P. Darned, 6-1, 6-3. HOUSE GIVES SUM TO SALEM VICTIMS < $200,000 Appropriated De spite Vigorous Protest in the House Washington, July 10.—Congress today appropriated $200,000 for the relief of Salem, Maes., fire puffcrers. The House, lr. spite of vigorous opposition, kccepted 161 to 66, a Senate amendment to the sundry civil bill to provide the money. The Presldtnt had urged the appropria tion In a special message. Representative Fitzgerald . told the . House llml while the sympathy of every- J one went out to the destitute people of V Salem, It was no part of the federal func tions to appropriate money for them. He called attention to the refusal of Con gress to appropriate for victims of floods In the Ohio and Mississippi valleys sad other great disasters.