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Students From Southern Colleges at Military Training Camp ALABAMA STUDENTS MAKE GOOD SHOWING Camp Will Be Held in Asheville Again Next Summer if Present Plans Carry—President of Lehigh Addresses Boys By JOHN T. KV \NS Asheville, N. C\, July HO.—(Special.) Students from universities and colleges in the south, including a good representa tion from Birmingham and Alabama, who ere encamped with regulars at the foot of Sunset mountain, in the southern stu dent's military training camp, went on a forty-mile hike to Hendersonville and will not return to Asheville before the end of the week. The students left here Saturday morn ing on their long walk and arrived in Hendersonville Monday morning early. There they were on parade and general GOVERNOR LOCKE CRAIG Of North < nrwltnn, addrcNNliiK Mill dert»* military camp at Asheville, N. C. •»•••••••••••##•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• inspection for two days. The return trip will be made leisurely, and It is expected that much valuable training in regular military life will be acquired by the young men. Birmingham Well Represented Birmingham is represented in the camp by Chappell Cory, Jr., and Armstrong Cory, sons of^Chappdl Cory; James A. Downey, Jr., Kenneth Plunkett, Charlie White and several others. The health of the Birmingham boys lias been excellent during their stay here and they are de lighted with the military training receiver by them from some of the best offi cers in the United States regular army, who were sent to Asheville by the war de partment on special duty. Chappell Cory, Jr., is one of the most enthusiastic of the 150 or more students in camp. “We have had a great time ir the Land of the Sky,” said Mr. Cory tc a representative of The Age-Herald to day. “The boys have bad a rather strenuous time, from a military standpoint, but thai is just what we came for and all of us are well pleased. I was a student it th< University of Alabama when representa tives of the camp visited Tuscaloosa Iasi spring lo arouse interest among the boys At that time the Mexican crisis, so ti speak was at hand, end several of tin boys who were anxious for military ca reers thought that we would take advan lage of the splendid proposition offered bj the United States government, so we do citted to come to Camp Grove for the 4< days' period of instruction. I dare saj none of us regret our action.” Alabama Boys Stand Well According to the officers of the camp the Alabama boys stand well in then classes at the camp. It Is a regula school of military instruction, and shouh the services of the young men of tin I CAFTAIW PRF.STOAi IlltOWV Voting Alnhitinn officer, uitnclicil t< fir Seventeenth infantry, I', s. A., nbi In In eutnntniHl of students' ntilitiir: remit at Asheville, Al. C. iiovorno Locke Craig on right of Brown. taWMWMWaWMtlWWWWIMWWMItMOIIwiO South ever he necessary in case of wai then Uncle Sam will go to the meter an pick out those who stand tile highest a the camp now in progress, anti issue t them commissions as officers In tile arm mobilized. Tlie young students have el tered the military training camp pra< tically on the same basis as cadets ai appointed to tt)e United States Mllltar academy at West Point, and they stan an excellent opportunity to become 01 fleers in the future army. The camp will he held In Asheville agai next summer, if present plans are carrle put. and even a greater effort will t: made to secure delegations from Alt bama Institutions of learning, from liig schools to the universities. Dr. Geor* Tf. Denny, president of tile University < Alabama, being a member of tlie hoar of directors of the military training rami for students. It is expected that next yet he will have a much greater Influent than he did tills year In Inducing your men. with military Inclinations, to corr to camps. Dr. Henry Sturgis Drinker, president < Lehigh university, came to Asheville at visited Camp Grove this week, golr \ Merchants Give Half Holiday and Barbecue Had FIFTY VATS FINISHED Equipment fur County High School Purchased—Civil Service Exam inations Held—Cotton Open ing Rapidly Marion, July 30.—<Special.)—Marlon mer chants ure giving the lirst half-holiday in celebration of the formal opening of Davis park, this afternoon. A huge bar becue was given at the park and prac tically all of Marion, as well as the surrounding county, were present. No single enterprise started here during the past 50 years has proven so universally popular as the new park and big .swim ming pool, the latter being supplied with water from a group of flowing wells. The club’s membership extends throughout the county and the daily attendance often equals a thousand persons who come from Selma to Greensboro and from T’niontown almost to Centreville. Equipment for the county high school has been purchased. The chair seats of the Methodist church will go to the audi torium as the church is placing new and modern pews. Many tables and equip ment for the domestic science department will he made under the direction of Pro fessor York, thus saving $200 in the cost of equipment. Dr. bieninger, who has supervised the building of the dipping vats in Perry county, has been transferred to DeKalb county. About f/J vats are now complete and cattle is being dipped daily through out the county. A large party of sportsmen from Marlon and Birmingham are on a wild cat hunt in the extreme eastern portion of the county, along Orkmulge creek. Five applicants took the civil service examination this week for clerkships in the local postoffice. The county board of registrars have secured 37 new voters in the round just finished. R. L. Mirce has harvested $1500 worth of Burr clover seed from six acres three miles south of town, and the land will produce at least five bales of cotton also tills year. The indications are that hun dreds of acres now in cotton will go for clover next year. Cotton is opening fast on plantations near Marion and with favorable weather picking will start two weeks hi advance of last year, and a probable yield of 2000 extra bales for Marion. SUFFRAGETTES TO Ohio Women Invade State house and Ask for Vote Columbus, O., July 30.—Starting their second campaign Ohio suffragists in vaded the atateliousc today and placed on file in the office of the secretary of state initiative petitions for the submission in the November election of a proposal to amend the constitution so as to give women the right to vote. A proposed suffrage amendment was defeated in September, 1912. The women expressed their resent ment of the action of state officials in refusing to receive the delegation which carried the petitions to the statehouse. Secretary of State Graves was busy in his private office when tho women arrived and he sent word } he could not see them. Before going to the eapitol several hundred men and women took part in a parade through crowded streets bound ing Capitol square. The demonstration closed tonight with an informal recep tion and banquet at a hotel. ■ ■ Will Advocate a Convention. Present Constitution Bar to Progress Isaaore Shapiro, after conferring the heads of several state departments in regard to legislation which he intends to introduce next January in the regular session of the legislature, has returned to Birmingham. It developed that Mr. Shapiro will raise his voice in the interest of a constitu tion convention. He believes that the present constitution is antiquated and a hindrance to the progress of the state. In this connection, he says: “The crying need of tho state is a new constitution, r did not discover how anti quated our constitution is until I under 'ook a study of intended legislation. Ala bama is as sadly hobbled by Its con » stftution as any other state of the union. ' The present constitution is a bar to prog ress. The greatest good that could come ’ to Alabama would be tho adoption of a now constitution which would permit the , stat* to stop forward. 1 later to Hendersonville where he dellv ' ere-1 an address to the students of the -» camp. Dr. Drinker is quite enthusiastic V ovoi the military training camp Idea of * j the war department and has clone every - '■ thing that was within his power to make 1 the movement a success. Last year he y was a visitor to the only camp estab J lished, near Gettysburg, and it is the in - tention of Dr. Drinker, who is a noted educator, to go to all four of the • amps. ii now in progress, before returning to bis A home. e Splendid weather has been the rule dur - ing the entire time of the camps' cxial h er.ee near Asheville and this has con 2 tributed in a great way to the success f of the undertaking. tl -- e Whenever Von Need a General Tonte r Take Groves* e The Oid Standard Grove's Tastless g Chill Tonic. Is equally valuable as a e General Tonic because It contains the well known tonic properties of QUI •f NINE arid IRON. Drives out Malaria, d enriches blood, builds up the Whole g System. 60c HR. PRESTON BLAKE SPEAKS TONEfiRQES Alabama Baptist Sunday School Convention in Session Here A sympathetic address of welcome tc the negro delegates by Dr. Preston Blake !»astor of the Southside Baptist church in address of welcome by the pastor ol die Sixth Avenue Baptist church and th* [>lea of the president. Prof. A. S. Plump for harmony and larger co-operation be iween all the forces in the state in ol der that the various causes of the denomt nation might attain their greatest sue •ess were the principal features of tht lirst day's session of the Alabama Bap tist State Sunday School convention, com l>osed of several hundred colored work r»rs. in session ot the Sixth Avenue Bap ist church, corner Sixteenth street anc Avenue F. Coming directly after the close of tlx Baptist Young People's Union, the con entlon retains all of those delegates anc i large number of others immediately ‘r.gaged in Sunday school work from al >ortions of the state. More than 150C i si tors are in the city attending the neeting, and at each session the mair luditorium is crowded. Dr. S. X. Vass of Raleigh, N. C., field ifccretary of the American Baptist Pub ication society, gave two lectures on lormal Bible work, while Helen Mac Alpine gave expert demonstrations in landling a Sunday school class. In addi ion to this. Prof. R. B. Hudson of Sel na. secretary of both the National Pap ist convention and the National Baptist Sunday School congress, has given re >orts of the big Sunday school meetine icld recently In Beaumont, and explained nany of the new klt-as promulgated by hat organization. An honor was conferred upon the ven »rable Dr. (’. O. Boothe, who leads the levotions and gives short Bible lectures ft hen at the instance of the Rev. A. F dwens, a resolution was pass -d indors ing him to write a history of the negre I’aptists of Alabama. President Plumy inm»ur\ced the following committees: State Missions— E. S. Steinbeck. J. II. Kelly, William Hornby. Mrs. R. T. Pol lard, W. F. Fitzpatrick, J. W. Smith Alice Watkins, M. B. H. McDullie, T. M llowze and M. Rhodes. Accounts and Claims—J. M. T. Cunning ham, K. E. Randall, John W. Williams D. C. Spencer, T. P. Scott, R. B. Sims Minnie Mixon, R. M. Hall. H. Y. Woods. National Baptist Publishing Board John W. Gondgame, S. M. Hull, Velmt Wood, E. S. (Join, E. W. McDaniel, .1. F Duvall. <J. W. Williams, c. Askew, Mrs Anna Thomas, c. H. Denson, J. A. Wil son Time and Place— W. S. Johnson. A. S Prince. T. E. Kynard, R. L. Riggs. V Eeatherwood, Francis Foster, S. E. Cook II. II. Rountree, Mrs. E. M. Davis, .1. F Williams, A. C. Koyton, Mrs!1 Adelli Lcgan. American Baptist Publication Society F. R. Kennedy, Q. C. Craig, E. H. Tngra ham, E. D. Peterson. Mrs. E. A. Gaile Mrs. Ida K. King. I. E. Dismuke, J. W L’oates. The silver dollar rally held in the in terest of Selma university resulted ii nearly 1500 for that school. Short ad 1 resses were delivered by Moses 8. Hun ter, a. negro merchant of Selma; E. AY Howell of this city, president of the At lanta-Alabama Special Benefit company representing the Birmingham Negro Busi ness league and Dr. J. D. Crenshaw o Nashville, editor of the Union-Review published in Nashville. Tc-nn., the officia organ of the connection. Rev. C. S. Reddick of Mcntgomer; preached a powerful sermon at the nigh session from Joshua, (1:6-9. stressing th importance of Bible study. The parade of Sunday school worker will take place at 5 o’clock this aftei noon, forming at the Sixteenth Strec Baptist church on the Northside. R. 1 Hudson of Selma will have charge, an each district president will lead the mem bers from his district, followed by su perintendents, teachers and Sunday schoc workers from the Birmingham dlstrici The parade will proceed to the Sixth Ave nue Baptist church. FIRST BALE SOLI) IN SELMA BRINGS 261-8C PER POUND Selma. July 30.—(Special.)—Seim held up her reputation today as bein the highest priced cotton market in th state when the lirst bale of the ne' season crop was auctioned off in froi: of the cotton exchange at noon and sol at a price higher than has been pai for any other first bale in the star The bidding on the new bale was spii ited for several minutes and started r 15 cents, but was finally sold to A Hohenberg & Co. for 26c per pound. The new bale of cotton was grown b J oil 11 A’ance, on his plantation nea Fremont. Autauga county, 15 mile milts notrh of Selma, and was receive hero Wednesday night. The new bal classed as strict middling and weighe 483 pounds. The first bale of the ne crop last year was received in Seim on August 5. The new bale sold tod a also breaks a record oi several yeat as being the first bale of the new cro to be received in Selma during tl: month of July. yThe new bale was one of the best, fin kstfes to be received in Selma In seven years past. The second and third bah of the new crop are expected to be r« ceived in Selma before the end of tl’ week. AT NEWSPAPER CLUB Among the out-of-town visitors reg istered at the Newspaper club yestei day were the following: \Y. P. Nespo Chicago: A\\ A. Gibson. Quinton; E. 1 Nabors, Montevallo; AV. E. Klutz, Tui calooea; C. Cohn. Montgomery; L. ] Thompson, Knoxville: Samuel Furrie Mobile; T. AV. Peagler, Greenville; A’ E. Whitley. Atlanta; C. P. Bowshe Eanesville, Ky.; M. <>. Jackson, Atlanti J. B. Dunlap, Charleston. S. C.; B. Clark, Tid Hasaey, New York; AA\ 1 Chlsle, Atlanta; John C. Martin, C< Iambus, Ga.: J. O. Bender. New O leans; J. .T. Drakeford, W. it. Day, A lanta; J. AA’. Stanfield. Sr.. J. W. Stai field, Jr.. Clantonv James I*. Orman Texarkana, Tex.; M. C. Shepherd. Ba timore. Md.; George Selden. Atlanti E. J. Smith. Sylacauga ; Cary II. Cock Columbus. Miss.; J. IT. Barker, Toat vine; Carl Barrett, Irondale; E. ] Hanna, Eynchburg, A*a.: Ernest Coke Memphis. After Shaving Air-float Talcum r moves the shiny redne and gives that smoot natural, wholesome effe that men covet. TALCUM FUFF CO. Miners and Manufacture Bush Terminal Bulldli Brooklyn. N. V. DECATUR PRIMARY I ON SEPTEMBER 21 Five Candidates Spoken of for Mayor FIVE FOR ALDERMEN Council Will Elect Other City Offi cials—Rumored Chenault, Repub lican, Will Oppose Foreman, Democrat, for Sheriff Decatur. July 30.—(Special.)—The city election takes place on September 21, and already there are a number of can didates in the tunning for mayor of De catur. Among those spoken of as being possible candidates for mayor are the following: .lames A. Nelson, a well known jeweler; Capt. P. J. Edwards, the present mayor; T. M. Jones, a prominent cot ton man and a member of the city coun cil; Dr. E. J. Conyngton and Dr. W. L. Dinsmore, both prominent physicians. Dr. Dinsmore is also a member of the city council. At the same time a mayor is elected there will be five aldermen elected. James Mitchell and S. I. Nichols, both well known merchants, are being spoken of as , possible candidates for aldermen. The city clerk, city attorney, city marshal and policemen are to be elected by the new board of aldermen. ft ic rumored that Walter Chenault will j be a candidate on the republican ticket H to oppose Mi. Foreman, the democratic fc nominee for sheriff of this county. Mr. Chenault has served in the revenue *> department of the government in this state for a number of years. fc It is understood that the county repub- \ Mean committee will meet here about August 8 for the purpose of nominating a county ticket. It is said that nomina tions are likely to be made for mem- J hers of the state legislature, state sen- 1 ate and sheriff. Mrs. Will W. Nelson is entertaining * this week as her house guests Miss Fan nie Charles Mitchell and Mrs. Jesse f Chants of Birmingham. Picnics at Moul ton Heights and at the clubhouse on 1 ! Beaver lake have been given in their ( I honor. They will return to Birmingham * next week. DR. FABIAN MEETS f ' : Former Birmingham Man Was Bathing at Ottawa Beach, Mich., When Tragedy Occurred i News reached Birmingham yesterday ol' death by drowning in Michigan of i j Dr. j. J. Fabian, formerly of Birmingham and son of Mr. and Mrs. David Fabian of * Birmingham. Details of the tragedy had - not been learned last night except that 1 Dr. Fabian, who was a practicing phy j sician in Grand Rapids, Mich., had gone . to Ottawa beach in that state for an - outing and was drowned while bathing l last Tuesday. His remains will reach Birmingham to night and the funeral will he held Sun day morning from the residence of his - sister, Mrs. L Levy, 1208 North Twenty fifth stieet. MADISON COUNTY S. S. CONVENTION MEETS " | Prominent Slate Workers in Attend ance at Hazle Green—Southern Builds Cattle Pen v Huntsville, July SO.—(Special.)—The t twenty-fifth annual convention of the :1 Madison County Sunday School asso [1 ciatTon is holding its sessions at Hazle Green, where the delegates from all ^ Parts of the county are being enter [• tained in the homes of the people of the community. Dr. W. T. MoCown, pres v Went, is in the chair, and there are J, several prominent state workers in at - s tendance. The Madison County asso j elation, which is one of the best or ganizations of its kind in the country, ' was organized in the First Presbyte v ricn church here 25 years ago. A suit able programme has been prepared for the celebration of the anniversary. The Southern railway is building a large cattle pen near the freight de . pot and will be ready after a few days c for handling large shipments of cat tle. It Is stated that cattle shipments ' have increased 100 per cent during the last year, duo to the elimination of the H cattle tick and the consequent in crease in the number of cattle raised e for the market by the farmers. Many relics of the old days are be ing found in the Bell factory building which is being torn away to make room for a modern business house, and among the most interesting is an an cient tintype, showing a group of prominent citizens of 40 years ago standing in front of the courthouse. r» The group Is composed of Probate b Judge Thomas J. Taylor. Mayor Alfred Moore, Sheriff John W. Cooper. Thomas ,, Whte, Mr. Ware, an unidentified man. and a small boy. Ex-Mayor Moore is the only survivor of the group. n WALKER IS*STRONG ' FOR GOOD ROADS . _ •- J. H. Cranford of Jasper Comes Here ;; to Purchase Auto—Finds Highways i. in (iood Condition . j H, Cranford, member of the leglsla b, tore and well known citizen of Jasper. l" came to Birmingham yesterday with one car. and returned with two. The trip to ’ Birmingham was made In a Ford car. ! He purchased while here a Maxwell. - "Tlie roads are so good and the In dications are that they will be so much better—not only in Walker county, but In all the counties of the state— that it is ’ a pleasure to own automobiles." said Mr. Cranford. "The good roan sentiment in is Walker Is lumpuiu, and :s extending ). all over the state. Sometime ago, we !t voted a bond issue of *250,000 for goo* roads in Walker, and soon our highways. „ at present good, will he the peer of any ■ in the country. "This morning, l rode from Jasper to I Old Democrat, about is miles, in 40 min utes. When I was a boy, I often made that same trip tn an ox cart in 12 hours. This is but Illustration of improvements which come with age. Now we have sup planted ox cart with automobiles, and impassable roada with model highways.” OFFICIAL MAP OF THE WEATHER ’ ■ ! \ Weather Forecast Washington, July 30.—Forecast foi labama and Mississippi: Partly cloudj 'riday and Saturday: probably loca: howers near the coast; light to mod rate variable wind. Tennessee: Partly cloudy Friday anc p.turday. Georgia: Partly cloudy Friday anc nlurday; light to moderate variable •inds. Local Data For the ‘J-l hours ending at 7 p. m. uly 30: iighest temperature . <owesl temperature . lean temperature . iormal temperature . ® )eficiency In temperature since January 1 . 3 ~ tulnfall . 'otal rainfall since January 1 ••• Jetlciency in rainfall since Janu ary 1 . R‘ Ulative humidity (7 a. m.) . " •dative humidity (7 a. m.) . Weather Conditions Birmingham, July 30.—(7 p. m.)—Ther ias been a slight increase in pressure iver the eastern and southeastern por ions of the country during the past 2 lours, and the small barometric depres ijon located in the eastern gulf Wednes lay night was moved into the gulf o ias combined with the genral low pres Hire conditions over the southwest. Thl ias brought about more settled weathe )V0r the eastern half of the country gen >••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*****" erally, although considerable cloudiness continues over the Mississippi basin. Light showers occurred at Galveston, Mo bile. and in southern Florida. Other rain areas occupied portions of the north At lantic states, and the upper Mississippi and plains sections. Temperatures have continued high over western portions of the cotton belt and Kansas. Dodge City reported a maximum reading of 100 degrees, Palestine 100 de grees, and Oklahoma City and Fori Worth reported 1.04 degrees. Fort Worth recorded 100 degrees at 7 p. m. All others reported readings in excess of 90, except coast stations. East of the Mississippi, temperatures were about 10 degrees lower, ranging between 78 and 86 degrees at 7 p. in. Summary of observations made at United States weather bureau stations during the 24 hours ending 7 p. m., 75th meridian time: Temp'ture Pre High Low cip To- Last ita day. N’ht. tion. Abilene . 98 72 ' Apalachicola . 90 74 1 Atlanta . 82 68 Birmingham . 88 61 Boston . 62 58 .02 5 Brownsville . 96 74 3, Buffalo . 71 56* .10 Burrwood . 94 so . Calgary . 92 48 Charleston . 82 To ‘ Chicago .^. 76 66 ■ Corpus Christ! ./.. 90 76 • Denver . 80 62 Dos Moines . SO 62 .24 Dodge City . 100 72 5 Duluth . 61 58 .0! 'I Durango . 84 56 -1 Fort Worth . 104 . Galveston.. 92 80 .Of Green Bay. 76 64 Hatteras . 76 68 Havre . 98 68 Helena . 90 60 Huron . 86 68 . 24 Jacksonville. 84 70 Kansas City.% 88 70 Knoxville . 80 58 Louisville . 84 62 ... Memphis ...... 90 66 Miami .,. 90 74 .10 Mobile . 88 74 .16 Modena . 84 56 .03 Montgomery . 90 70 Nashville . 84 66 New Orleans . 96 80 New York . 66 60 North Platte . 88 68 Oklahoma . 104 78 Palestine . 100 80 Phoenix . 100 72 .04 Pittsburg . 74 56 Portland . 86 58 Raleigh .,. 78 60 Rapid City . 86 62 .01 Roseburg . 90 56 Roswell . 92 62 Salt T^ake City. 92 72 San Antonio . 98 74 San Francisco . 62 50 Sault Ste. Marie . 78 60 Sheridan . SS 54 ... ' Shreveport . 94 74 Spokane . 100 56 St. Louis . 88 64 St. Paul . 6! 62 .13 Tampa . 90 74 .28 Toledo . 71 54 Vicksburg . 90 72 Washington . 72 56 .otf Williston . 86 62 Winnemucca .. 94 54 Winnipeg . 84 66 .., E. C. HORTON, Local Forecaster. Chief Engineer of Steel Cor poration in Anniston on Business Anniston, July 30.— (Special.) Chief Engineer Merriman of the United States Steel corporation is here, and nas been studying the ore properties of the Woodward Ore company, and the are property of W. R. Bert, the Sagi naw, Mich., multimillionaire. Mr. Merriman resides at Duluth, Minn., and it was lie who developed the great Messaba ore fields on Bake Michi gan for the Steel corporation. Mr. Hurt is said to be a director of the Steel corporation and he is reputed to have leased the Messaba ore mines. Just what significance the mining ex pert's visit to Anniston and vicinity has, cannot be ascertained, though It is thought that he is here in the in terest of some of the parties to the suit between W. R. Burt on one side and the Woodward Ore company on the other. Mr. Burt owns 40,000 acres of land in this county and in ClebuHie county, the majority of which is fine timber lands, though several thousand acres 01 it contains one of the most valuable deposits of iron ore in the country. The Woodward Ore company, in which Mr. Burt has large investments, owns 3000 acres of fine ore property just east of this city, and it is over the dispo sition of this property that a suit, now just beginning, which may involve hun dreds of thousands of dollars, will be fought. The Woodward Ore company is ask ing the courts to allow them to sell the lands for a division of the proceeds. Mr. Burt is resisting this proceeding on the grounds that a fair and equitable di vision of the land can he made without a sale. If a sale is ordered, it is un derstood that both Mr. Burt and the Woodward interest will bid against each other for the property. Interesting developments are ex- 1 pec ted In the suit of the stockholders for the dissolution of the Anniston City Band company, a $1,000,000 corporation here. It is understood that the manager of the land company has made his annual report to the stockholders within the past few days, and counsel for the com plaining stockholders consider the re port damaging to the corporation's in terests in the suit. They have filed an amendment to their original bill In equity and incorporated this report or portions of it in the bill. TWO DETECTIVES PUT UNDER BOND Warrants were sworn out yesterday morning before Judge H. B. Abernethy, charging Detectives R. G. Williams and Pen Brown with accepting a bribe, by Detective T. E. Strelt, on orders from Commissioner of Public Justice A. O. Bane. Officers Williams and Brown immediately made bond to the amount of $300 and were released. The pre liminary hearing was set for next Thursday. August 5. They deny the charge. Children Cry - ~ FOR FLETCHER’S OASTO R I A V * * ' f BOARD REFUSES TO CONSIDER RAISES Montgomery Revenue Board Declares Present Assess ments Will Stand Montgomery, July 30.—(Special.)—The Montgomery county board of revenue to day refused to consider 1000 tax raises suggested by Frank Peabody, county tax commissioner, and John O’Brien, held agent of the state tax commission. ^The board, in passing a resolution declaring the present assessments would be allowed to stand, acted similarly to the Marengo county board of revenue, which several weeks ago refused to try cases wherein assessments had been raised by the tax commission. John S. Mooring, chairman of the state lax commission, represented the state at today's bearing before the board of rev enue, and engaged in a warm passage of words with R. H. Jones and W. T. Rob inson, members of the board, relative to the proposed raises. burglarsIbecome ACTIVE AT CAPITAL More Than $400 Worth of Ix>ot Se cured by Thieves Wednes day Night Montgomery, July 30.—(Special.)—More than $400 worth of loot was secured by bufglars who broke loose In Montgom ery last night, according to Information received by the police this morning. The boldest burglary occurred at the home of Frank I). Kirven, cashier of the Mont gomery Bank and Trust company, where $14 in money and $75 worth of jewelry was stolen. The robbers threatened to kill Mrs. O. H. Whittaker, mother of Mrs. Kirven, If she screamed, but It did not prevent her cries from arousing the household. The burglars then escaped. The safe of Nathan Segall Wholesale : Fruit company was chiseled Into, but the i burglars were frightened away before j they gained access to the compartment containing $200 In money. The home of Russell Twitty was en- i tered, but the burglars were frightened | away before anything was stolen. The fruit stand of John Alinas was broken Into and three cases of coca-cola were stolen. SMALL SUM TAKEN FROM LEEDS OFFICE Burglars Rob Cash Drawer of About $25 in Money and Stamps—Aber crombie’s Store Robbed Leeds, July 30.—(Special.)—The postof fice here was robbed at an early hour this morning by unknown parties and about $25 in money and stamps were taken. No attempt was made to blow the safe, as it is believed the robbers w’ere frightened away before accomplishing their purpose. Entrance wras effected by kicking in the plate glass door of Abercrombie’s store, in whic hthe postoffice is located. Noise from the Shreveport special, which was passing shortly after midnight, is be lieved to have prevented the sound of the falling glass being heard, as it was just about thaj time that the burglary was committed. Abercrombie’s store was also robbed by the thieves and quite a lot of tilings stolen. When the store was opened this morning dollar watches were strewn from one end of the store to the other, and other wares w'ere also disturbed. There have been no arrests thus far, but offi cers are at work on the case. YEARS! PRISOrr Found Guilty at Greensboro for Killing Jack Payne in November, 1912 Greensboro, July 30.—(Special.)—The law ind equity court, with Judge C. E. Wal ler presiding, is in session, and this has seen an unusually busy week, ^he trial sf Ben T. Pollard of Newbern, for the killing of Jack Payne has elicited much interest and has brought many out-of- 4 town people to Greensboro, among them the widow and children of Mr. Payne. There were about 50 witnesses to be examined. Lawyers in fhe case are Evans and Jack for the defense and for tin* prosecution Solicitor Thompson, assisted by Thomas E. Knight and Jo seph James. The jury was out two hours, returning 5 verdict last night at 11 o'clock of man slaughter in the first degree, penalty two year8 in the penitentiary. The case has been appealed to the supreme court. The killing occurred a year ago last November and on account of the illness of Mr. Pollard the trial has been twice postponed. i The evidence showed that Payne went tjl Into Pollard’s office with a gun and that ufter some words, Pollard shot Payne twice with a shotgun through the side and the arm, death following In a few minutes. Grand Master Henry C. Miller of the Masonic grand lodge of Alabama spent Tuesday in Greensboro assisting the of ficers of the local lodge in conferring de grees in Masonry upon a number of can didates. The Masons express themselves as highly pleased with the work of tht grand master, whose visit they most ' highly appreciated. The Greensboro lodge 13 one of the oldest in the state, and numbers among its membership the most * prominent and influential citizens of the county. Charged With Peonage Guthrie. Okla., July 30.—Charged with holding negro boys in peonage, James and Andrew Williams, farmers, w|re ar rested today by United States Marshal Newell and placed in jail. It is chargeu that the Williams maintained an agency in the southeast and had shipped to them 33 negro boys from Charleston, S. C.. who were placed on a farm in Kay county and worked as slaves. Last week one of the boys escaped and informed the officers. Three other boys who at tempted to escape, it is alleged, were re captured and received beatings which may result fatally. ;. To free your summer-soiled skin of its oiliness, muddiness, freckles, blotches or tan. the best thing to do is to free your self of the skin itself. This is easily ac complished by the use of ordinary mer colized wax, which can be had at any drug store. Use at night as you use cold cream, washing it off in the morning. Immediately the offending surface skin begins to come off in fine powder-like particles. Gradually the entire absorbed, without pain or inc ience. The second layer of skin evidence presents a spotless wh and sparkling beauty obtainable other way. If the heat tends to loosen ana kle your skin, there’s an effect!' harmless remedy you can readily at home. Just let an ounce of po\ saxollte dissolve in a half-pjnt of hazel and bathe your face in the This at once tighten# the skli smoothes out the lines, making took years >ounger.