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■' Your Amount Witht^g bShk weekly—this • * *!/■ the sure way of having money. A few' dollars deposited on this plan will soon place you on an independent basis. Begin with only a DOL LAR if you must, but BE GIN—if you haven’t an ac count here, start it NOW. Quarterly interest paid on I savings. The First National Bank ‘‘A National Bank for Savings” i 4 per cent interest on savings, Compounded Quarterly Refers to Record, Character and Ability of Birming ham Federal Jurist and Suggests Action Hugh Morrow, in a letter to the editor The Age-Herald, strongly recommends Judge William 1. Grubb for appointment to the vacancy in the circuit court of appeals. Mr. Morrow suggests that the people of Birmingiyjtm urge by telegraph the de partment of justice to appoint him. He writes as follows: “In the Northern district of Alabama we have as United States district judge a man, who, by his industry, his learning and his fairness, has made an unparalleled record on the bench and has earned the , reputation of being one of the great dis trict judges in the United States. Not alone has he been able to transact with promptness and justice the business of his own court, but he has, by his ability to dispatch business, found time to sit for many months each year with the circuit court of appeals, and at other times to hold court in various other dis tricts in the south and north. Wherever he has been, both the members of the bar and the public have expressed a' great admiration and respect for him. No one man, in my opinion, has done more to overcome the prejudice that here tofore seemingly existed in some quar itqrs in the south against the federal ju diciary, than has Judge William I. Grubb. His simplicity of character, his unassum ing manner, his keen sense of justice and propriety have won for him and his court the entire confidence of the community. , "An opportunity now presents itself for i this community to give expression of their esteem for Judge Grubb by urging his ap- ! polntment to the vacancy in the circuit court of appeals of this district. While Judge Grubb has not expressed, and would not, owing to a high sense of the , proprieties of the judicial office he oc- ! cupies, express any desire for the office, 1 feel confident that if the public and the bar would urge his appointment, and it were offered him, he would accept the j same. It is, and rightly should be, ti.e • ambition of every great judge to be pro- ■ moted. "If the friends of Judge Grubb in this district would write ; and telegraph to the department of justice, and to their representatives at Washington, and make known to the adrriiration his real worth and the high esteem in which he is held, there can be but little doubt that the sentiment of rewarding merit, ability, in dustry and fidelity, and of strengthening the judiciary in the best possible way, the same sentiment that characterized and impelled the appointment of a Con federate soldier from the south to the office of chief justice of the supreme court of the United States, will control in this appointment, and it will follow that Judge Grubb will get the deserved pro motion. HUGH MORROW." , AMUSEMENTS Bijou—Musical Comedy Uloan musical comedy will be of fered at the Bijou this season, com mencing with the performance Monday right. The shows will be very similar! to Busy lazy. Ward and Vokes, "The j Beauty Doctor," and scores of other j musical comedies that have been at the bijou In the past. "The Heart Charmers" is said to carry 44 people. At the Orpheum The Orpheum box office has been be sieged with purchasers of tickets for the opening next Monday afternoon and night, for the big time acts have been switched from the Lyric to the Or ph eum. The opening week’s bill will Include two headliners, an extra added attraction and four other acts. \ CONVENTION WAS OF GREAT BENEFIT TO ALL CONCERNED Birmingham Wholesalers Pleased With Meeting of Merchants APPREHENSION OVER COTTON ALLAYED Visitors Return Home More Optimistic Than When They Arrived—Friendly Trade Relations With Local Jobbers Promoted — That the second convention of the Ala bama Merchants’ association just entied resulted in great good, not only to Bir mingham. but to the entire state of Ala bama. is the consensus of opinion among the wholesalers, who helped to provide the entertainment which was offered the Merchants' association while here. The actual sales made while the mer chants were here really were compara tively small. It is said, out the cement ing of friendly trade relations, the mak ing of new friends, and the showing of the merchants of the state what Bir mingham really has and what Birming ham really can do for a convention when she likes the people that make up its membership, is of untold value to this city. Some of the merchants, too, pointed out that most of the raekibers of the as sociation came to Birmingham apprehen sive as to the future, because of the stringent situation in Europe. It was j stated they left Birmingham confident in the word of the government that the cot ton crop would be cared for, and that! business depression would not come. Many of the merchants bought enough goods to tide them over for a month or two months, and will continue to buy in small Lots as they need the goods. The convention ultimately will mean that Bir mingham will become the jobbing center of the state and that its jobbing inter ests will reach out into adjoining states. Wholesalers Pleased A few’ wholesalers who expressed views yesterday are here quoted: Dr. J. T. Doster, Doster-Northington Drug company: “The Merchants conven tion has had the effect of cementing friendly relations between the merchants of Alabama and the local jobbers. The actual trading done by the merchants while here is of comparatively little im portance. The big item is in that they were impressed with Birmingham and the extent of the jobbing business here. And, when 1500 merchants vote unanimously to make Birmingham a permanent meet ing place it appears as though this city lias made remarkable strides towards ultimately being the jobbing center of the south.” Sidney W. Dee, president Alabama Gro cery company: “While . 1 am of the opinion that not a great deal of actual business was done by the merchants while here, I believe that the establish | inent of friendly relations will redound j to Birmingham's benefit. We enjoyed having the merchants here. My firm turned its Packard truck into a touring car, and it left the store every hour filled with merchants for a trip around Highland avenue, jack oy Glen Iris and through Idlewild. We served lunch to | between 150 and 2uo merchants Thursday at our store. Everybody who attended the convention seemed to be greatly pleased with the entertainment.” P. D. Sturkey of the Sturkey Hat com pany: “Our business during the mer chants' convention this year was much larger than at the same time last year. Perhaps the most important thing done during the convention wa-s the instilling into the merchants confidence In the government and that business would not be depressed. Many of the merchants came here apprehensive as to the out look. They left full of optimism. Op timism is as contagious as measles. Bir mingham has it; wo know there is not going to be great depression, and our optimism was caught oy our guests of this week.” F. M. Jackson, president Perfection Mat tress and Spring company: “I think the Merchants' association is one of the great est means of bringing the people to un derstand what Birmingham means and what it has to sell. A general impres sion obtains that the convention this year was much larger and better than the first, and the first one a your ago was so good that the jobbers thought it would pay them to give an elaborate enter tainment to the convention this year. Many friends for Birmingham were made.” Everybody Felt Better V. S. Sage, viee president Tyler Gro cery company; "The merchants' conven tion had the effect of making everybody led better. Everyone uecame imbued with the idea that business is not going to be bad. We spent a great deal of money to entertain the merchants while here, but it was spent for the good ol Birmingham and Alabama. We reany will get great results from it ultimately. Tlie idea ought to be developed. The jobbing Interests made many friends. The merchants were pleased with the en tertainment anc^ many of them I heard express their appreciation and say they would come again." “Birmingham has made a most distinct contribution to the buslnes” prosperity of the state of Alabama during the past three duys." declared General Secretary Kadcllffe of the Chamber of Commerce. "Birmingham has had upwards of 1500 live merchants as her guests, and they have returned home in a cheerful and hopeful frame of mind. Without doubt, many of them left home feeling appre hensive us to the immediate future. They came to Birmingham and have mingled with the energetic business men of out “city; they have become better acquainted among themselves, and through the meet ing of last night in the Tutwller, they have learned, at first bund, the exact attitude of the treasury department and the federal reserve board in Washing ton. "They have returned home with an ex act knowledge of the situation, and what they may expect from th- government., and there is no question but that they will resume their business activities with a hopeful attitude and that they will diffuse this feeling in hundreds and hun dreds of communities. “I cannot but feel that the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, through its trade extension bureau, has performed a serv ice for Alabama which is most far reaching.” Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were yesterday recorded In the office of the probate judge: Will Jennings, Bessemer, to Miss Lucy Warren. Leonard McDavtd, Birmingham, to Miss Ada Lee Barnes. Germany Will Become Republic, Says Enslen Native of Kaiser’s Realm Speaks Very Candidly of the Ruler’s Bellicose Tendencies—Would End Strife By Preventing Exportation of American Foodstuff Christian F. Enslen, founder of the Jefferson County bank, who came lo America as a German immigrant many years ago. said yesterday that the Eu ropean war will make of Ms native country a republic. He said there was an overwhelming indication that this is what will eventually take place. “The German empire is composed of too many principalities that are jeal ous of each other." said Mr. Enslen. "The impetuosity of the Emperor is resented by vast numbers of Germans, and 1 , believe the war will wind up in the liohensollern family finding itself stripped of imperial powers. There is a strong tendency towards democracy in Europe, and especially of late years in Germany. That was indicated all during tiie past year by debates in the German Parliament. ‘‘This war will result in great com merce for America. 1 believe, how ever. that the proper thing to do would be for our government to refuse, any exports to Europe or at least those countries at war. In this war we should keep our feedstuffs at home so our prices will not soar beyond rea son, and then let the European na tions starve a little while. It would soon end the war. As 1 see it the ex portation of grain and meat to bellig erent countries will be an act in direct, violation of President Wilson’s neutral ity proclamation—far more so than the lending of gold, which he diplomati cally refused Morgan & Co. The war will not last long. 1 think, and this country will not lose from it to any great extend." Abel’s Five Shots Wild and McIntyre Escapes _..............__......a_.... I “TOO BAD I MISSED HIM W AS PRISONER’S COMMENT AT THE JAIL—WELL KNOWN MEN A sensational shooting affair happened about 5:30 o’clock last night at Brown's market, Fifty-fifth street and First ave nue, Woodlawn, when A. H. Abel of the Abel Wagon company, fired five shots at Lee McIntyre, % meat cutter. All the shots wfent wild and Abel was overpowered by Officer Cole of the Wood lawn precinct and brought to the city jail on a charge of assault with intent to murder. The shooting created a great deal of excitement as the market was filled with customers. It is stated that Abel walked in the place quietly and after a f<yv whis pered words with McIntyre drew his ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••■•••••••••••a j pistol, a 32-caliber Smith & Wesson, and started shooting point blank at his in tended victim. As the shooting started McIntyre is alleged to have thrown a meat cleaver at Abel, which diverted his aim, and then to have dropped to the floor while the bullets whistled harmless ly over his head. At the city jail last night, Mr. Abel, who is well known as a wagon manufac turer and repairer, talked to a reporter of his predicament. “Why, that fellow lias been talking about me ami I just went there to get him.” he said. “I thought that l had a good aim on him, but somehow things went wrong and 1 missed him. “I^ee McIntyre had been spreading false reports about me for sometime. 1 went to him at I down's store and said: ‘Lee, I understand you’ve been talking about me.’ He answered: ‘Yes, you -' with a string of oaths, and I just up and drew my gun and started shooting. Jt is too bad that l missed him." .... WAR WILL ADVANCE THE UNITED STATES TWENTY-FIVEYEARS —ROBERT JEMISON, JR. Will Emphasize Necessity of Merchant Marine and Americans Banks in Foreign Countries That America will be advanced in com mercial pursuits and material progress 25 years as a result of the European war is the opinion of Robert Jemison, Jr., expressed yesterday to three wrell Informed men of this community, and after he set out his reasons for that j declaration they agreed with that state ment. “This war will emphasize to American hankers and the American government the Importance of the merchants marine, backed by our government,” said Mr. Jemison.. “It will result in our establish ing in foreign climes banking house to tarry on Ameican commerce. We will be compelled to furnish food to the weep ing nations of Europe for at least two years or until they get on their feet again. We will, of necessity, have to build some more battleships unless lids war results in universal peace which does not seeni likely at this time. Our farmers and out bankers, our business men and our manu facturers will reap harvests unrivaled in our most prosperous days. “We will see within a short time an inrush of desirable and high class im migrants that will startle Europe. I be lieve that thoughtful Europeans who arc swept off their feet by the will of Em perors or puny Kings will flock to this land of liberty and the home of free men. This war which has robbed men of their wealth, women of their husbands, children of their fathers, and has utterly devastated or will devastate an immense area will not pass without Europe paying for it in the loss of sturdy men. **I am convinced that although patriot ism has its place in the opinions of all thoughtful men. at the same time I am of the opinion that there has been swept into this mad quarrel thousands of men who if they ever get out will not remain in a country which is an armed camp when they can come to a place like Amer ica. 1 believe this influx of men will be desirable timber upon which we may build In the future. They will help us on. They will bring new ideas and ifew riches and America will be all the bet ter for it. “The spectacle of automobiles, and fin*1 race horses and the stock of Reginald Vanderbilt being confiscated for war will also in my opinion teach some Ameri cans of the fairness of their country. Such ff. confiscation of’ property never could have taken place here. Its like has never been known before. These persons will com* to have a higher regard for their homeland and will be prouder of America. "While all civilised persons deplore this ’awful war and while we may wonder what deity or demon has given such iron to our hearts as would enable us to go on in merry making ana uninterrupted routines while this conflict rages, yet we cannot escape the conviction that Amer ! ica is for Americans ani that we cannot! avoid a material benefit from the Im- I petuosity of our neighbors across the ] seas.” DEFAULT CASES ENTERED BY BOARD Disposing of Tax Cases on Basis of Fifty Per Cent of Proposed Raises The board of revenue is entering judg ments in the deraut cases in the tax raises made by. Capt. J. V. Allen and are entering the proposed raises on the basis of the settlement made by Cap tain Allen and the property owners who settled thgjr cases by agreement. The settlements were something like 30 per cent of the proposed raise and on this basis the board 1s disposing , of the default cases. They expect to con clude the docketing of the cases today In order to turn the books containing the raised assessments over to the pro bate judge who is required to forward the amount of the raises by September 1. It la stated that the total raises will *• over tMQObMh PROBATE JUDGE _ Checking of His Petition Concluded—Weatherly Pe tition With 3000 Names Filed Yesterday Petition (containing; over 3000 names was filed yesterday witli Judge J. P. Stiles of the probate court by James Weatherly, candidate for re-election as a member of the board of city commissioners. Judge Stiles and his assistants will commence checking the list at once, and when the number required by lawr, namely, 600, is checked and found qualified the check ing will be stopped and Judge Stiles will certify that the law has been complied with. The checking of the petition of Harry Jones, candidate for the same office, was 1 rought to a close yesterday morning as the mark was reached when a small por tion of the petition filed by him hud been investigated. With few exceptions the names of the petition were lound to be qualified voters of Greater Birmingham. CITY $480 RICHER AS RESULT OF RAID Thirteen Caught Early Sun day Morning Pay Fines Without a Murmur The sensational raid on the club at 1721*4 Third, avenue in the early hours of last Sunday morning netted the city treasury $480 in fines as the 13 defendants were taxed to that amount by Recorder Alvin Douglass on the charges of gaming and Sunday gaming. Four were charged with operating a gambling table and fined $30 each and the other nine were fined $23 for gambling. The first four were fined $10 additional on the charge of Sunday gaming. All the fines w'ere paid without a mur mur. ILLINOIS IRON man IS VISITING HERE Lewis Opp. President of Enterprise Foundry Co., May Place Big Iron Order in Birmingham Lewis Opp of Bellville, 111., president of the Enterprise Foundry company of that city, was here yesterday accompanied by W. E. Fisher of St. Louis, sales agent for a local iron company. It was stated that Mr. Opp was looking over the iron situation and would more than likely place a large order for iron in Bir mingham before leaving for his home. Mr. Opp said the European war situa tion, from all appearances, would result In a material advance of American prod-1 ucls, especially food, and the American would profit by the unfortunate situation j in Europe. “Birmingham is a great city,*’ said Mr. Opp. “You have the right now to claim the attention and the interest and the visits of anyone*. Your facilities for en tertaining and the fact that at last you can make comfortable the travelers are propositions of especial appeal to those who venture away from home. I have never visited a nicer club than the News paper club in this city. It is situated in an ideal place and the furnishings and service come* up to every expectation. Mr. Opp is a guest at the Tutwiler and will be here probably until tonight. Warehousemen Elect Officers Clanton, August 28.—(Special.)—The Clanton warehouse association, composed of farmers and merchants, elected as president for the ensuing year Judge L. H. Reynolds and J. N. Dennis, secre tary. Tuscaloosa Business Man Gives Impressions After Touring War Zone SAYS GERMANS BEST SOLDIERS IN WORLD Believes Business Will Adjust Itself in Short While Although Now Europe Would Not Buy Our Cotton Hugo Friedman, one of Tuscaloosa’s most prominent citizens, was here yes terday in conference with several lo in 1 cotton men after a hurried and in ti-resting escape from troubled Europe And from him The Age-Herald was able to secure statements which may help clarify In the minds of some local persons the absorbing question of why the Germans or overwhelming the al lied armies of Great Britain, France and Belgium. "The German trops are commanded by the nobles of the German empire, and the first citizens." said Mr. Fried man. "They are well groomed, stal wart. ambitious men. They are well trained troopers and are wildly enthu siastic over their country and their army. The call for arms was answered first of all by the host men of Ger many, which obviously places that ar my’s personnel up to a high standard. On the other hand, the mobilization of the British troops is answered by the riff-raff. The idle men and the lower cl/sses answer the first calls, and on the second and third calls the more prominent men answer. It is practically the same situation as would prevail in most any country excepting Germany and France. Of the latter the mobilization is an swered by the entire country. How ever, the French army Is composed of small men, and they are not w'ell trained. And in the opinion of men who have seen them recently, the idea is general that one German can whip three Frenchmen. That may not be the result, but is is the gcuerul opinion among ^nost men with whom I talked in Europe on the question. The regu lars of England ore fine looking men, and no finer body of fellow's have 1 ever seen than three regiments that I saw off for the front in England. However, even they do not exceed In statute or zeal the German soldiers. In Paris and London "I left Berlin Just a few days before war was declared on France, and reached Purls. 1 n Berlin the best in formed men there did not think a gen eral European war possible. I was in conference with many cotton men about the situation. The men engaged in tlie cotton business abroad are well Informed, and exceedingly wealthy, and are loaders in many first movements. Even this class of well posted men did not believe this terrible situation possible. Practically all the cotton men that I know in Bremen are now at the front. The German Emperor says that it is a fight for life of the German empire. England and France both say It is a fight to protect the peace of Europe, and as all great countries ex cepting America are engaged in the war, I can see no end for it. It may bo that the Germans will overthrow the allies and get within a few miles of Paris, and there camp until the French government makes a proposi tion to settle the war. If that Is done the whole matter may be cleared up soon. But if I gathered the correct opinion in Europe the situation is for 10 years unless, in the meantime the allies whip the Germans, world without end. “f reached London just as war was de clared in that country against Germany, ‘and being anxious to get home I went down to Liverpool and secured the one , remaining berth for home. The Ameri cans were exceedingly anxious to get home, and I was told when 1 left Lon don to pay $500 above the market for a berth home. That was the average that would have been gladly paid by Amer cians for passages on the first ships that left for America. However, it is differ ent now, and J am sure the Americans I abroad are getting more ealm and in bet ter spirits At first, however, almost any price would have been paid for steamer berths. Eventful Voyage “Our ship was not chased on the way across. The officers were absolutely mute. They would not talk and they ob served strictly the orders of the British adlmralty about operations. We w’ent north one day anti in another direction the next. We touch Netv Foundland and we did not know at any time whether we would lock in New' York or Halifax or Boston. We cruised for 48 hours beyond our time for lauding. Our officers had orders to enter port only at night. When We left Liverpool the ship was painted and the Norwegian colors were placed on the funnels. Our ship did not fly any flag. We were stopped 12 hours at one time on account of the fog. not stirring a mile. “In Berlin there was not much excite *ment over the w'ar on account, T suppose, of the fact that none of the better in formed persons thought it w'ould coma to pass. However, in Paris the situation w#as well known when T reached there. The crowds in the cafes and the boule vards w°re dense. They raced cavalry up and down the streets until 1! o’cIock every morning, exciting the people and w'orking yp their enthusiasm. The French well knew the war was on and they were anxious to take a rap at their hereditary enemy, w'ho secured Alsace and Lorraine. Business in Europe “Businciffc In Europe is at a standstill. The banks will not pay out any money, as they do not want it to leave that country. They would not buy our cotton at 5 cents now. However, the women and children have no work and England has nothing except her mills, so it would ap pear that they will need some of our cot ton wdthin a reasonable length of time. I believe the business situation will clear ui) speedily and that at least a large part of our cotton crop will he handled advan tageously bv the government and the bankers of this country. England and France want most of all things something to eat. as does Germany, so I believe our Grain markets will be well patronized ®>y the European nations.” Mr. Friedman said that he.was not an* noyed in any way bv officials in getting away from Europe. He said he left everv point Just a day ahead of the last declara tions, which called for sortTe inconvenient measures aimed at those who wanted to leave. He spoke generally of the conflsca- | tlon of automobiles and other properties I bv the Germans. He said tjfyit on the ship he returned in there 4l a man %hoae automobile wae taken by the G«r tffl 1 |MjWi|S You hear few p >ple sav ing now, “I don't care what it ; These are savings times. w mm U Everybody who hasn’t done 8 1*1 Itv much saving can see the dif- P BffiywSi ference a little money can fl ilmmm mahe- Especially as little as a V dollar when used to start the M fif.SAVINGS thrift habit. One will do so at m the Savings Department of the AmewcanTPI^MIsBmr ^ BIRMINGHAM__ ■ Issues Order Temporarily Restraining It From Doing Business in the State on Complaint of Brickell Decree restraining the Alabama Insur ance company from doing further busi ness in the state was made yesterday by Judge John ii. Miller of the city court. Tlie restraining order is temporary, as by the terms of the decree the company has 16 days to show cause why the de cree should not be made final. John S. Leedy was made receiver and placed under a 12500 bond and immediately took charge of the concern. The complaint was filed in the name of the state of Alabama by R. O. Bricked, attorney general. The complaint alleged that the report of W. H. llalllday, actu ary, shows the company to be insolvent, inasmuch that on August 26. 1914. there w ere outstanding claims against the com pany to the amount of $5485.22, while the cash on hand was only $«i9.58. Some of the liabilities are death claims of sev eral months’ standing, the other indebt edness is for office supplies, rent and sal aries of officials of the company. The proceedings were instituted at the instance of Cyrus B. Brown, state Insur ance commissioner, who sent to the at torney general a copy of the statement of the business of the company as made by Mr. llalllday, with the additional infor mation that the stockholders of the com pany had had ample time given them to raise sufficient funds to cover outstand ing claims. The decree of Judge Miller, after the restraining order had been granted, is as follows: "It is ordered, adjudged and de creed that the defendant, the Alabama Insurance company should show cause IT It can within 15 days from date why the temporary receivership and tempor ary restraining order this (lay granted in this cause should not be continued.” KILGORE OF JASPER Walker County Man Here Yesterday—Does Not Fear the War J. R. Kilgore of Jasper is unafraid of the war’s blistering wave, For in Wal ker county he has entrenched himself be hind 1000 acres of land, a fish pond the like of which has never, been seen, not even at Hprlngville. and he hns also Itf mules now working on a farm which will bring him 100 bales of cotton, and in ad dition to this his friend, W. W. Crawford, Is president of the American Trust and the annual recipient of a fine shoat for his Christmas table. Mr. Kilgore was here yesterday and he <-alled on Mr. Crawford. He Invited some friends out to his fish pond which he r-afil was unrivalled. Mr. Kilgore related that fish two feet long and with countless specks dally frisked in schools within reach and sight of awed onlookers. To this delightful spot lie promised to escort and entertain his friend, Mr. Crawford, and others of tills dt.v whenever they felt inclined to visit the capital of Walker county. “The farmers need not fear the outcome of this season’s crop,” said the well In formed farmer, whose wide experience is unquestioned in Walker county. And Mr. Kilgore added: “The bankers and the government will advance a reasonable loan on cotton. The farmer can pay ids debts to a reasonable extent and he will benefit on advances when the time ap proaches for the final disposition of his receipted staple. 1 am calm and unafraid In the face of the devastating conflict in Europe. With our boundless resources tills country cannot suffer. 1 know Wal ker county is safe. Emperor Bill ran get the rest of the country, but he never will get Walker. That is the best county in the United States and I have roamed far and wide over tills continent. Next to us lies Imperial Jefferson, the Amer ican Trust bank, the Newspaper club and the Tutwller, all of which we appreciate as features of Walker’s suburbs.” mans. The American demanded a receipt, which was refused, and only succeeded in getting the town clerk to make ari entry In his records that the automobile was taken, with the time and date and I other data, so that lie can make a claim ugalnst the German government at some I later date. Warehouse for Tuscaloosa Mr. Friedman', trip here yesterday was In connection with the establishment of a bonded warehouse at Tuscaloosa pro vided the Idea was general that the t;ov .mnnt preferred the bonded houses to tin WMTahl warehouses. Mr. Friedman Indicated yesterday that be had not mn eluded his arrangements In connection with that proposition. Be returned to Tuscaloosa last night. LOTT IS UNSHAKEN BY BRAWN PISTOL “Came Near Putting My Light Out,” Former Afterward Says HE IS INNOCENT , DECLARES THE GIRL Ipon Which Man Charged With As* saulting Miss Stacy Declines tv Worry—Transferred to Coun ty Jail by Detectives At- 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, < K. liotl. smiling confidently, was trans ferred from tile city juit to the county Jail by Deputy Sheriff Jack Drown on a warrant sworn out an hour previous by Detective Harry Holdstein before Judge Hickman, charging criminal as sault on the person of Miss Notna Stacy of 74:10 Morris avenue, Hast Bake. On Ills way to the county Jail, Bolt, who was not handcuffed, and who Si rolled leisurely behind the deputy, talked easily to a reporter of the ex citing ovonts of the morning when W. 11. Stacy, father of the assaulted vic tim. attempted to kill him on the scene of the alleged crime, "You know that old fellow eanie near putting my light out.’’ he said, "and he would have done so but for the detectives. Hut 1 was’nt scared, lie could have had all the guns he wanted, and I never would have confessed to something 1 had not done. Asked to See (Jirl **1 asked to be taken to East Lake, as l wanted to see what Noma would Bay. She told the of ficers that it was a ‘nigger’ that attacked her, and then her father wanted to go to the spot where it happened. There ho drew a gun and started to shoot but he was stopped. All the time 1 just stood still and looked at him. He couldn’t get my ‘goat’ no matter how hard ho tried. The girl says I am innocent and I am not worry ing.’’ At the residence of YV. H. Stacy It was stated last night that Noma Stacy was still bedridden as a result of the shock resultant from the assault last Tuesday. As to the incidents yesterday morning at East l^ake, YV II. Stacy said: * ’’1 don’t feel like talking of what happened around here this morning, hut I reckon the police will give a correct account of it. I have nothing else to Hay except that, my daughter still Insists that it was a negro that attacked her." Lott Laughs at Stacy Yesterday about noon Detective* Goldstein and Driver Garl Whitfield oC the police patrol went out to the Stacy residence In the polh e emergency car with the prisoner. Lott. There Lott was brought face to face with Miss Stacy who failed to identify him as her assailant. The father then entered the room, and accused Lott of assault ing his daughter. Loti laughed at him. YV. II. Stacy then stated to Lott thaC If he would come to the spot where the assault took place he would prove that he was his daughter’s assailant. Loit agreed to go and the party started for the scene. There Stacy turned t» Lott und asked: "Do you know what happened here?" Lott smilingly shook his tiead ami Stacy drew a 32-catlbre Smith and Wesson pistol and attempted to shoot Lott, but was prevented by the quick action of Detective Goldstein, who seized Stacy by the arm. A strenuous struggle followed. in which Officer Whitfield took active part as he in serted his finger back of the pistol trigger which prevented a discharge as Stacy pulled vainly in attempts to fire the gun. Finally the gun was taken from Stacy and Whitfield quickly discharged it and threw It away. Stacy still fighting nmd, picked up a large rock and hurled It at Lott. He missed by an Inch it seemed to the onlookers. Girl Sends Note Stacy was finally overpowered and taken to ills home a short distance away. He was allowed to sign his own bond on a charge of carrying a pistol, and the officers then l*»fi the scene with Lott as an angry mob was gath ering and there were threats made against the officers and the prisoner. The case, according to the police, still presents some mysterious aspects, as Miss Stacy stoutly maintains that Lott is innocent, and that a negro wa* tier assailant. The police state that Miss Stacy sent an affectionate message to Lott by Mrs. Wilson Searight o'n Thursday after noon, which was not delivered. It a verbal message and was an assurance that she (Noma Stacy) would stand by Lott in his trouble. Real Estate Transfers The following real estate transfer, were recorder! yeeterday tn the office of the probata Judge: $14*5.75— Bessemer Coal. Iron and Lund cbmapny to U. M. Wright, lot 5 In block 351. Beeeemer. $1000— Bart of lota 12, 13 urid 14 in block 1H survey of the Birmlnghamr Enelejr Land and Improvement company. $2000—Anna P. Du by to A. J. Garner, the south 46.7 feet of lota 2. 3, 4 and 4. block 21. M. U. Hawkins addition to Bir mingham.