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Adopted At Good Roads Meetingj 'SfjMireat Cheering Greets Move Which Features Meeting in Montgomery PRESENT PETITION TO GOVERNOR TODAY Bankhead Outline* Plan to Relieve Cotton Situation—Batchelder Ad dresses Meeting on Need of (rood Roads Montgomery, October 31.—(Special.) Resolutions urging the governor of Ala bama to call a special session of the legislature to submit to the people of the state a constitutional amendment for the purpose of financing one-ha.lf of the cotton crop of 1314 under United States Senator John H. Bankhead's plan, were unanimously adopted tonight at a. joint aeeafon of the Alabama Good Roads as sociation and the Alabama Farmers' union, both of which convened In session here today. The adoption of the resolu tions followed the speech of Senator Bankhead, who spoke in reference to his plan. rcarfier In the day similar resolutions had been adopted at a separate rpeeting of the Firm ere union, and an attempt bad been made to pledge, in a democratic caucus, about 30 members of the next legislature in favor of the Bankhead rlan. Whe-n the resolutions were read tonight to the 300 or 400 delegates who are at tending the two conventions, their adop tion was orderad without a dissenting vote, and great cheering greeted their passage. Present Petition Today The Alabama Good Roads association petition will be presented to the governor tomorrow morning by Senator Bankhead, President John Craft of Mobile, of the association, John W. O'Neill of Birming ham, Hugh McGeever of Birmingham, W. H. Seymour of Montgomery, president of the Alabama division, Southern Cotton association; L. J. Bugg of Monroeville and George A. Nelson of New Decatur. A separate committee from the farmers union will present to the governor the petition of that organization. • The session of the Good Roads associa tion tonight W'as the most interesting of the day. The first, speaker on the pro gramme was Charles Henderson, demo cratic nominee for governor. Mr. Henderson immediately began to discuss the cotton situation, and since It was his first public statement In ref erence to the question, he was given the closest possible attention. The next governor of Alabama advo cated a bonded warehouse system and declared that he would recommend to the legislature the inauguration of such a plan. In his opinion the present crisis in Alabama would have been averted had a licensed warehouse system been put into effect several years ago and while he de clared that immediate results might not be accomplished by the passage of such laws at the present time they will serve to avert financial depression in the cotton market in the future. His plan contem plated the issuance of warehouse certifi cates. ••T t nil tV.n emit lw.rn ototflU will llnltp In such a plan they can prevent a fluc tuation of less than 1 cent a pound,” de clared Mr. Henderson. Following Mr. Henderson’s speech John W. O’Neill and Isadora Shapiro of Bir mingham addressed the convention on the abolition of th«r convict lease system. Air. O’Neill read statistics from states in which convicts are worked on the public roads and declared the plan had proven a success wherever tried. Mr. Shapiro made an earnest and elo quent appeal for the abolition of the con vict lease system and frequently elicited applause from his audience. He declared that the only obstacle in the way of abolition of the system was the loss of revenue to the state, but said that the effect would he counteracted by the resultant good which would be ob tained by working the convicts on the toads. An unusual incident of the convention occurred when Tom Long of Jasper in terrupted Mr. Shapiro on a point of order. Air. Long suggested that Mr. Shapiro was exceeding his time limit, stating that 1 c was infringing upon Senator Bank head’s time. “I did not know that I was out of order in addressing the Alabama Good Roads association upon the invitation of that association,” replied Mr. Shapiro. ’’But if the gentleman from Jasper thinks I am out of order or objects to hearing me speak, he has the privilege of withdraw ing from the room.” Again Called te Feet Air. Shapiro, however, said he would conclude his speech at once, and imme diately went to his seat. He was called to his feet again by the voice of prac tically the entire convention, which was warmly seconded by Senator Bankhead, who declared that he would willingly wait until Mr. Shapiro concluded his address. At the conclusion of Mr. Shapiro’s speech Senator Bankhead addressed the convention on his plan for financing the cotton crop, which is in effect that the state issue bonds for the purpose of pur chasing one-lhalf, or a part, of the state’s c ottoiv crop. Senator Bankhead read extracts from his speech delivered before the United States Senate and printed in the press of Alabama. He declared that he was not wedded to his plan If a better could be devised, stating that he was willing to eo-operate in relieving the situation. Bankhead Urges Call Senator Bankhead said it was a pity the governor toad not called the legisla ture. together u month ago; urged that h» at once issue the call, and declared that be did no* believe any member of the legislature, If called into session for the express purpose of considering re lief measures for the farmers of the state, would seek to exercise any partisanship or pass any laws unfriendly to the ad ministration. He was given a warm ovation at the conclusion of his address, and resolu tions were at once adopted urging the governor to call the legislature together. The concluding speech of the day was made by Walter Clarke of Mississippi, v ho spoke oif the question of reducing cotton acreage. Montgomery. October 21.—("Special.) “The highway on which federal money Should first be. expended is a main post road, serving both urban residents and country dwellers.” This statement was made by A. O. Batchelder, chairman of the American Automobile association, in his address this afternoon before the Alabama Good Roads association. The subject of Air. Batchelder's address was "Why Federal Roads Help Is Now Logical.’’ Mr. Batchelder declared that If It is logical that the township and county units of Alabama shall ask co-operation from the state as a whole, Is it not perfectly logical that the state shall ask from the federal source a reasonable einount of highways co-operation? If the state receives from the national govern ment a definite amount of co-operation, does it not mean that the state will then have an increased amount of money with I) which to 'co-operate with Its lesser vrdte?” Mr. Batchelder spoke in part as fol lows: | '‘Alabama, in coming to th# conclusion A THE WAR AT A GLANCE I Both French and British pay tribute to the valor of the Belgians, who. with the allies, are holding back the Ger man advance along the North sea coast. Incessant fighting has been in progress from the coast as far south as La Basnee. a distance of about fio miles, but this line is divided into several fronts, on which separate engagements are being fought. It is this line the Germans are endeavoring to break In their attempt to reach Dunkirk and other French sea ports. „ i Three British monitors—the Severn, the Humber and Mersey—are shelling the Germans in the vicinity of Ostend, where , it is said terrible execution has been done. Machine gun detachments also have been landed from these vessels and are assist ing In the defense of Nleuport. The British admiralty, which for a day i or two withheld the news that the British 1 fleet was participating in coast opera tions, now compliments the monitors and the bluejackets for excellent service. There has been particularly^ hard fight ing in the Ulle region, where the Brit ish are in action. The important French town of Lille still Is held by the Ger mans and encounters in this neighborhood have been of a hand-to-hand character, evidently with little advantage to either side. At last real action has been taken for the relief of the Belgians, upon whom ' has fallen the great burden of suffering from the war. An American commis sion, headed by Herbert C. Hoover of California and composed of American residents in London and Brussels, as the result of an agreement reached between Belgium. Great Britain and Germany, will take under its charge the cafe of' hundreds of thousands of Belgians threat- | ened with starvation in their own coun- 2 try. Already a large consignment of food lias been purchased and will be shipped to Belgium within a few days. This will be followed by further large con •igninents carried on specially chartered d earners. Optimistic reports, from the Russian viewpoint, come from Petrograd, where it is officially announced that the Ger man troops having been driven from the toads leading to Warsaw are in full letreat. leaving their wounded on the field of battle. Similarly the Russians report that the idvances of the Austrians in Galicia ha*» ^een stayed. 0 ^ Sasebo, the Japanese naval port, reports that the Japanese have destroyed the military equipment and seized large quan tities of gold and munitions of war on the German islands in- the South sea re ently occupied. The Japanese embassy 11 Rome announces that the Japanese have captured an auxiliary cruiser of the German squadron and that another cruiser sank. By order of the Russian Emperor, the students of the universities and high schools have been called to the colors. Lhese youths ordinarily are exempt from war service. that the development of the state as a whole demanded a trunk road system, showed a spirit of progress which 1b much easier to direct in a commonwealth of greater population and developed re sources. In the building of a trunk sys tem, the state co-operates with the sev eial counties, and ultimately the coun ties ask the state to take over the most important of these inter-county arteries of communication. Such a plan has been followed in all states where road improve ment has advanced most rapidly, and Alabama will prove no exception to the lule." President John Craft of the associa tion spoke in part as follows: "It gives me pleasure to inform the people of Alabama that a great begin ning to improve the transportation sys tem, which they own, control and oper ate, has been made. "The governor, in his wisdom and statesmanship, has rendered all the as sistance in his power, that each county in the state might adopt modern, pro gressive and economic management, in the construction, improvement and main tenance of their public roads and bridges, realizing that the invisible mud tax is the greatest burden of taxation the people have to bear. "The Alabama Good Roads association is fortunate and is to be congratulated upon numbering among its membership Honorable Charles Henderson and Hon orable T. E. Kilby, respectively the gov ernor and lieutenant governor-elect. These two honored citizens are earnest in their endeavors to promote the good road work of the association. "It is to the Honorable William A. Gunter, president of the city commission, rnd his colleagues that the congratula tions are due. for improvements in the street drainage, pavement and other mu nicipal progress so noticeable in tills city. "The members of the Alabama Good Roads association are '.specially in debted to President May, Secretary Ken nedy and members of the Chamber of Commerce for the cordial invitation to join in advancing one of the greatest business problems before the people of Alabama; that of transporting the prod ucts of the farm directly to the city markej., to the railroads and to tho steamboats." The governor of Alabama spoke in part, as follows: "One of the chief purposes which has been accomplished by the creation of the state highway commission was centrali zation of authority and unity of action. Road building is now universally recog nized as a science and is now being taught by some of the principal institu tions of the country. The construction of a good road requires engineering and scientific skill and knowledge and the time has passed when we are willing to entrust road building to men who are ignorant of the principles of engineering, drainage and other scientific methods es sential to the proper construction of highways. "There was a time when it was be lieved that roads could be built by the county surveyor or by men who were en tirely ignorant of the principles of en gineering and drainage. That system was pursued for many years in this state with the result that for many years there was waste of both labor jnd money. Roads that were then built, under that system, were not durable, and the money expended largely wasted. One of the re sults of the campaign for better roads In Alabama is the general acknowledge ment that the system which formerly prevailed in this state, by which the bur den of road building was imposed upon the residents of rural districts, was inde fensible. either in the forum of justice or reason. "Over 40 per cent of our population re sides in the cities and under the method which heretofore prevailed, practically one-half of our population and two-thirds of our wealth were exempted from tho burden of maintaining the public roads bf the state, and the burden Imposed alone upon our rural population. If a system of good roads is to be maintained in each county in the state the wealth and population of that county must bear its Just proportion of the burden. "If we would prevent the growth of urban at the expense of our rural popu lation, if we would give vitality to the movement of batf*k-to-the-farm and make It a realization instead of a dream of orators and conventions, if we would over come the curse of absentee landlordism on our plantations and farms, secure vil lage and community life in *rural dis tricts: if we would hasten by concentra tion the cause of education in the coun try, Improve the tone and character ut our rural schools and churches; if we would substitute intelligence for ignor ance, Improved and scientific methods of farming for the crude system which now prevails on many of the farms of the state, we must not be content until the state of Alabama is blessed with an im proved and properly maintained and ade quate system of good roads. "Though wre have mad* mistakes in the past yet our progress has been steady. Through your labors public segtifnent has been crystallzed and this movement will not weaken but will grow in strength and power until this most important adjunct of civilization, a system of good roads, is secured by the people of Alabama. The full realization of our purpose and dreamt wi*i bring happiness and cheer as well as coirffort to our rural homes, and will be a monument to the zeal, the enthusiasm, the indefatigable labors of tills associa tion as enduring as the everlasting hilii and mountains of our native state.” Felicitation Sent Asheville, N. C.. October 21—(Special.] The Asheville and Buncombe County Good Roads association, the oldest organiza tion of its kind in existence, tonight sent a telegram of felicitation to the member* of the Alabama Good Roads association in annual session in Montgomery. The message reads as follows: "The Asheville and Buncombe County Good Roads association sends greetings. We have big forces of state and county convicts and of free labor at work build* ing good roads in all parts of this sec tion. 'Making fine progress on central and southern national highway. "Asheville-Charlotte highway and Ashe ville-Spartanburg highway, tapping na tional highway at Charlotte and Spartan burg, almost completed." Greetings to the Alabama good roads builders and advocates were also tele graphed by the Asheville Board of Trade, through its secretary, N. Buckner. Governor Speaks Constitutional revision allowing coun ties to fix a higher rate of taxation for public road building; the amendment of the state motor vehicle laws so as to place that department under the super vision of the highway commission, and the establishment of a trunk line of roads throughout the state were advocated by the governor of Alabama today in his speech before the eighteenth annual con vention of the Alabama Good Roads as sociation, which convened in Montgomery this morning for a three-days’ session. The governor's address was delivered before several hundred delegates in at tendance on the convention, and elicited warm praise. He declared that in after years he would look back with pride on the progress made in road building dur ing his administration, and predicted that the time would shortly come when Ala bama would be well in the front of southern states in the system of public highways. He stated that he would advocate in his message to the legislature an amendment to the state motor vehicle laws by which the entire revenues derived from that de partment would be put under the juris diction of the state highway commission for use on the public roads. Fulfills Purpose "The state highway commission has fulfilled the purpose for which it was cre ated,” the governor declared. "The de partment has shown what can be done by concentration of authority and unity of action, but it has been also shown that the department has been greatly ham pered by the reason of the fact that it has not had enough money at its dis posal. "There is no reason why every cent of the money received from the sale of mo tor vehicle licenses should not be used on the public roads, and I shall advocate that disposition of all such funds at the next session of the legislature. The motor vehicle department is now receiving about $160,000 annually, and, after all ex penses had been deducted, as well as enough money for the expenses of the highway department, there would be left about 75 per cent which could he used on the highways of the state.” The governor declared that road build ing was a science, and that no rrioney | should be expended on roads until the road had been surveyed and laid out by a competent engineer. Favorable Auspices The good roads convention opened under favorable auspices. Several hundred dele gates from all parts of the state were present when the meeting was called to order by President John Craft of Mobile, and others arrived during the morning sesslen. The convention was called to order at the county courthouse at 31 o'clock, when Mayor William A. Gunter, Jr., made a welcome address on behalf of the city. He was followed by Bruce Kennedy, sec retary of the Chamber of Commerce, who welcomed the convention visitors on be half of that organization. Following the governor’s address. Presi dent Craft made his annual address. The president of the association told of the progress that had been made in road building in Alabama since the last session of the association, and- gave great praise to the state highway department for the excellent work done under its super vision. MILITANT COTTON MEN AGAIN LOSE FIGHT FOR RELIEF (Continued from Page One) the south had helped all other sections in time of need—its vote to help the sufferers in the Salem, Mass., tire; to relieve the victims of the Ohio river flood and to aid San Francisco in its time of trouble and how it annually vot ed millions to help the people of the vest in their irrigation work and other projects. "Your country is our country! Your flag is our flag, and your God is our God,” he concluded. "Help us help our selves in our time of distress." Hut the radical scheme of financial re lief seemed doomed to defeat. Hardinf at Conference New York, October '!}.—Another confer ence of bankers identified with the pro posed $160,000,000 cotton pool intended to ease financial conditions in the south was held here today but without definite re sults. It is understood the latest plan calls for two classes of warehouse certificates. One is to be taken by banks of the north and west on the basis of cotton at 4H cents a pound, the other is to be accepted by southern banks on the basis of 6-cent cotton. This shifts the main responsibil ity for the plan to banks in the cotton grftwlng states. This plan and other details, including restricted acreage for next year's crop, w’ere among the many phases taken up at the conference which probably will be re sumed tomorrow'. W. P. G. Harding came from Wash ington to explain the attitude of the fed eral reserve board. Others at the confer ence included Festus J. Wade and G. W. Simmons of St. Louis, A. H. Wiggin, chairman of the clearing house commit tee; L. L. Clarke, president of the Na tional Bank of Commerce; W. E. Frew, president of the Corn Exchange National Bank, and A. G. Hemphill, president of the Guaranty Trust company. All these lr^atVtutlons have pledged themselves to.*aoine cotton relief move ment, and jfrith other local banks and trust companies stand ready to subscribe one-thlrdt or $60,000,000, if a plan accept able toAll interests can be formulated. \ . 1 ■ ■ ■ ■ mm* mm ^m mm m m m mm .m. ^ m TO SOCIETY WOMEN Returned Soldiers Can Get Almost Any Price They Ask Hy liADV MAH) London. September 26.— (Special.) If one wants to find the Americans who are in town one must drop in and lunch at the Ritz; they are at every other table. The other day I met Mrs. John Jacob Astor with a Russian friend^ It was killing to see bow per turbed the Russian was when Mrs. As tor passed her the salt. In Russia they have it superstition which declares it is as bad to pass the salt as to help one to it! Mrs. Astor wore a navy serge suit, so aim pie yet so chic that it took the style out of everybody else's. Rodman Wanamaker had a party at another ta ble. They say he is going to buy Polos don Lacey, near Dorking, that gorgeous spot which belongs to the wife of the late Captain "Roney" Greville, who Used to be such a pal of King Edward’s. For the time being he Is renting Rei gn te Priory. Lady Henry Somerset's place. Mr. Wanamaker is frightfully popular here*and very much run after. Another day. at the same rendezvous, Mrs. Cecil Bingham, looking very sad over the death In her husband’s fam ily, was sitting in a corner with some English-in-laws. Anthony Drexel, not looking quite so young as usual, had a man’s party while round the cor ner was his daughter, Lady Maidstone, and her lord, who, by the way, is al ways at her side. They are a most de voted pair. Women Buying War Trophies Society women are offering fancy prices for grewaome war trophies, in deed, bye and bye, soldiers will get any price they choose to ask for momentoes of this kind, as there seems to be a craze just now for anything with a terrible association. The wite of an officer in the Irish Guards, who had some terrible tales to tell, gleaned from a letter Just re cci\ed from her husband, said she had asked for the spur of a German gen eral, while others beg for the hoofs of chargers ridden by the enemy and so on. The clairvoyunts and crystal gazers are making piles of money in London these days. People want to know all sorts of things and will pay anything for what they consider good advice. I hear Mrs. Asquith goes do a fresh seer every day and when she 'has her friend^ to tea some celebrated clairvoy ant is always present. Poor Mrs. Percy Wyndham, Mrs. Asquith’s niece, was not bo shocked as she might have been at the news of her husband's death in active service as it had been intimated to her to be prepared for bad news by a fortune teller at one of Mrs. As quith's parties. Although Kitchener Is reputed not to have an atom of su perstition in his composition he was quite interested one afternoon lately when he called to have a chat with the prime minister and was buttonholed by Mrs. Asquith to come aiyl allow her seer to tell him what the future held. \*o one.refuses Mrs. Asquith when she makes a request, so the great man went with her like a lamb and listened to some astonishing things. Is it true that Mrs. Perry Belmont lias tjougm rjurtntities or tne ex-nm* press Eugenie’s jewels which she is un lerstood to have sold in order to help ihe French war funds? is what a good many people are asking. That the iewels have been sold is a certainty. They are gems not particularly valued ly the Queen of Spain, to whom so much of the venerable lady's posses sions are bequeathed, and as her maj esty never dons ornaments in these lays ahe came to the conclusion that t was no use leaving them shut up n their cases when their worth could )e turned into such good account. Mrs. ?erry Belmont is _known to have a >assion, not only 'for jewels with a history, but f^r those owned by sov ereigns. STEEL CORPORATION COUNSEL DEFENDS ITS ORGANIZATION (Continued from Page One) lormal development from existing trade , ind manufacturing conditions and was iot only able because of the largeness of | :he conception which underlay It, but ir :he courage exhibited in undertaking to i arry K out." Mr. Idrdahury said the later conduct of :he Steel corporation had effected great “conomies in the manufacture and dis tribution of steel products; that the pro duction of finished rolled iron and steel n the United States surpassed that of “very other basic product except cement ( Competitors and customers alike, he said, attribute the great growth of the indus try chiefly to the efforts of the Steel cor- j poration. _ ( SOLONS UNABLE TO ! SUGGEST PLAN OF \ RELIEF IN CAUCUS ; HELD AT CAPITAL < _ t (Continued from Page Oae) hope, praying that impending disaster night, through the operation of a miracle, , t>e averted. . Someone in the audience inquired of j the senator why newspapers have not j published the truth in regard to the , Intention of the national government. In ] way of reply the senator threw up his < hands and elevated his eyebrows. W. H. Seymour, who succeeded the senator on the stand, dwelt at consider able length on that “secret" which the senator had “divulged." Governor’s Attitude Toward Plan An interesting situation was developed here today when It became known that i t lie governor has not up to the present time expressed for publication disapproval : of the Bankhead plan. The senator, as a matter of fact, re- 1 ceived today a letter from the governor which had been forwarded to him from Washington. Although he declined to make the communication public, it is known that the governor told him in ef fect that he would not give out a state ment on the plan proposed until he had discussed the situation with him in per son. As is generally known, the governor has been quoted on more than one oc casion as having expressed disapproval cf the Bankhead plan. Tt Is understood that tomorrow he and the senator will confer at length. There ia no reason to believe other than that the governor disapproves of the plan. Unless the elo quence of the senator has power to con vert him to new views, it is a safe pre diction that for the Consideration of the Bankhead plan, there will be no special session of the legislature. The cotton situation is the sole topic of conversation. Should there be a spe cial session of the legislature, no other subject can be injected with th# hope that tt will be given more than casual consideration. Thompson Favors Bankhead Idea J. O. Thompson, said to be the most extensive planter In Alabama. Is enthusi astic over the Bankhead plan. Mr. Thompson has enouch corn in his barn to guarantee that bread will be kept ■ **• ■ * Loveman, Joseph & Loeb Loveman, Joseph & Loeb I Why Our $25 Suits Are Noll Claimed to Be “Worth $35!| Even the casual reader of store announcements must have ob- I served that this, perhaps, is the only store in Birmingham who, so 1 far, this season has not offered “35.00 Suits for 25.00;” “Dresses for ■ 14.95, worth 35.00;” “35.00 Suit values for 19.95,” because —it can't be J I done! Our Women’s Suits at 25.00 * represent a full twenty-five dollar’s IS worth. We are frank to admit that with all of our superior buying organization, and the prestige that we have earned in the world’s markets through years of big buying, that w4 cannot buy Suits worth 35.00 to be sold for 25.00. If we may take public response as a tes timonial, then .surely our 25.00 Suits do represent the utmost of value. Let’s not say “a 35.00 value” when it only represents 25.00 worth. “Call a spade a spade” is the' Loveman, Jos eph & Loeh idea, and it seems to be working •*. out very well. Every one wants more and bigger busi ness, including Loveman, Joseph & Loeb, but we are striving to attain this end, giv ing the fullest value possible, but not by attempting the sale of mediocre merchan dise, aided and abetted by claims of fic titious value. Of course, the time will come when we will sell 35.00 Suits for 25.00, and 25.00 Dresses for 14.95. The very nature of our business demands that we reduce the price on seasonable merchandise wh«n the season wanes! But so far as selling 35.00 Suits for 25.00 just at the season’s start—»t can't be done! Let’s call a spade a spade! trances Nimmo Greene s New _Book Here!_ > LovemanJ n the mouths of his tenants throughout February. He has enough sugar cane Lo guarantee him 15,000 gallons of syrup. \nd he has 1500 ltales of cotton ready 'or the market when the market is de el oped. “1 think,” he said while here, “that he plan of Senator Bankhead is splen lid, and nothing would please me more han a special session of the legislature.“ In this connectldn, It is Interesting to lote that farmers with dotton on hand ind bankers who are finding collections jxceedingly slow, are partial to the Bank head plan, while well known politicians, vho are sometimes referred to as states nen, are opposing that, plan. There is no evidence at hand to war ant n prediction as to what the outcome vill be. The legislature can be convened it the present time only on a ‘ gambling” 'a sis. only on the hof>e that out of so nuch darkness incident to so much dis Lgreement, some steady light might ■ventually gleam. It Is scarcely to be believed that the rovernor will act unless he Is certain that nembers of the legislature will be able o agree on some definite scheme eontain ng great merit. Deaths and Funerals Walter Montgomery Walter Montgomery, aged 34 yea#rs. lied yesterday afternoon at the homo if his mother. Mrs. Katherine Aont romery, 8522 Walker avenue, ^ake. The young man was a condui^r n the East Lake car line for a num er cf years and will be remembered y many of its patrons for his kind nd courteous manner. The funeral ervlces will be held at the family reli ance this morning at 10 o’clock. In erment will be at Forest Hill. The de cascd is survived by his mother and our brothers. L. B. Weaver L. B. Weaver, aged 21 year*, a trav llng salesman, who was taken 111 with vphotd (ever a few days ago In a local lOtel, died yesterday morning in a local nflrmary. His remains are being held it the Johns Undertaking company. Is survived by a brother, a railway onductor, who lives in Pittsburg. Pi. Mrs. Adelia. Frank Jacksonville, October 21.—(Special.) urs Adelia Frank, aged 82, wife of the ato Isaac Frank, died Tuesday moili ng at 8 o'clock. Funeral services were iel<l Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock it the Episcopal church by the Rev. W. r. Allen, rector. Interment was made it the city cemetery. Mrs. Frank is mrvived by three sons and three laughters. Mrs. Ida Walkar Ball Marlon, October 21.—(Special.) The funeral of Mpb. Ida Welker Ball was con ducted from Siloam Baptist ohurch on ruesdav afternoon and burial In the fam ily plot in City cemetery. She is sur vived by two sisters and a brother, Mrs Thomas Curry, Miss Emmie Parish and Elam Parish. John L. Crenshaw Marion. October 21.r-(Special.)—The burial of John L. Crenshaw, who died at his plantation home si* miles south of town on Sund&y night, took placs In the City cemetery this morning. The deceased Is survived by three sons and a daughter, j„ w. Crenshaw of Montgomery. Irvin Crenshaw of Selma, Gerald Crenshaw of Marion and Mrs. R. S. King of Asheville, N. C. _ Mrs. J. M. Thomas Marion, Octtober 21.—(Special.)—Mrs. J. M. Thomas died last night at her home on LaFaJette street. She was a Mlsa Lawson and Is pleasantly remembered an the wife of the late R. L. Wright. A few years ago she married Dr. J. M. Thomas, who survives her. --- ■ ■■ JOHNS Un^urtjktv* c*. PteM ML V ' TERRIFIC FIGHTING IN NORTH FRANCE WITHOUT DECISION (Continned from Page One) the south of Przemysl, hut that It must be part of the general operations to get the Russians out of Galicia and threaten their flank. In East Prussia, the situation seems to be unchanged. The Servians again report successes for their arms over the Austrians in the sphere of operations in the south. Naval activities continue in different parts of the world. The German cruiser Emden again has been busy in far east ern waters. She has sunk four British steamers and a dredger and captured two other vessels—the steamer Exford and Saint Egbert. The Saint Egbert was al lowed to proceed to Coghln, British India, with the passengers and crews of •«° vessels the EmdenVaank. The repo t of the operations of the Emden JO®8 not say what was done with Exford, which flies the British f'-*- and was bound from Yokohama f"‘ New York. In the Adriatic, whe>« the allies' fleets ore attacking Cattaro. there has been fighting between t,le French cruiser Wal iJeck Rousseau mi d Austrian subma rines and tr—pedo lioat destroyers. Ac cording the Aus rlan account of the the warships "escaped safely." Austrian submarines also have raided Antlvari. Montenefro, and destroyed some magazines. , Marvelous Fighting Spirit From the Battle Front. October 21. (Via Paris, 11:36 p. m.)—Tho Belgian army, with the English channel on Its ex treme wing, is showing a marvelous fighting spirit despite its long, hard cam paign and disappointment over the loss of Antwerp and other large cities. In the terrific open struggle along the frontier the Belgians, with the French and British, have repelled with the great est energy incessant German attacks. To day. like yesterday, the German heavy artillery poured a bombardment on the allied losttione. but the Belgians counter attacked and forced the invadors to re tire nearly five miles. Further down the line on the Lys. the [French were closely engaged with gen eral success. Three sharpshooters per formed a brilliant feat In defending a bridge, the possession of which was of great strategic Importance to both armies. The Germans made a cavalry dash in an effort to seize the passage, but the Frenchmen, behind a mill 75 ynrde away poured Out their magazines until the Ger m»ne retired, leaving the bridge In the hazds of the allies. Around IJlle, there has been fierce flglting. particularly In the neighborhood of La Basse, which threatens the German poaesalon of Lille. Street fighting has beet severe between the long lines of houies connecting the sister towns of Rou>alx and Tourcoing. -ANng the center the artillery action continued today without great change, but teveral German trenches were cap tures AMERICAN ALL STARS DEFEAT NATIONALS Foisyth. Mont.. October 21.—Tin American league all-star team de feated the National league team 9 to < here today. Five home rune wer< made. Batteries: Mitchell and McAvoy Vaughn, James and KlUlfer. Rantpment Destroyed Toklo. October 12.—(10 a. m.)—A d<z patch from Sasebo says the Japgnvei there in recent raids on the Qewnni Islands in the South seas destroys) German military equipment. The: seised 1250,000 In gold and also am munition and rifles. Officials on th captured Islands surrendered to th Japanese. I TELL OF'bLOWING , I up ;ap cruiser I Peking, October G:15 p. m.l—An I official German reP°rt on the blowing ■ up of the Japanere cruiser Takachibo ■ in KlaChau harbor night of Onto- fl ber J7 sets forth 'hat the German tor- ■ pedo bolt S-90 went to sca w,th 'be ■ intention y>f at‘Lkin* a larSeT cruisei. ■ Falling in thl- she hai1 *° conteilt her- H self with pc Takachino. } E As noor a* this vessel had been di»- ■ posen o' tbe attempted to escape. B It waf found- however, that this move- 19 ment could not be carried out success- K full* an(1 tbe crcw ot the torepdo boat B ran ber upon the beach and then got fl saf^y on sborfc- j B ORDER POLICE I SUPERVISION 1 Ottawa, Ont., October 21— More rigid I police supervision of German and Aus- H trian residents of Canada has been or- B dored as a result of the destruction by B bombs of a tenement In Montreal oc- jfl copied by Russians. The government has ordered a strict Inquiry Into the H attitude of the 300,000 Germans and E| Austrians throughout the qotifUry. §§ A present 603 Germans aftd .. Aus- H trtans are held In Canada as prlsonera fl of war. Four hundred are Austria^ fl arti^y reserviets. fl Discharge Torpedoes I at Danish Submarine I Dondon, October 21.—(10:20 p. m.)—"A .H foreign submarine boat of unknown na^fifl tlonality." says a Central News dispatch fl from Copenhagen, “discharged two tor- fl pedoes yestefiSajr at a Danish submarine B lying In intfriletional waters at the north- fl ern end of ine sound, noth missed their fl mark, but one drifted ashore today and fl exploded. fl "The.Danish government has asked the fl belligerents to exercise greater care In fl the future." .Jj Heavyweights matched J| Son Francisco. October 21.—Sam fl Ixingford of Boston and Harry W. Ells- fl worth of New Orleans, negro heayc- M weights, are matched for a 20 .-pund fl contAt het'to Inwgiiiber 13. it wig an- fl pounced tonight, Previous announce- fl ment that tho, pair had been motcliod fl to box November to In Dos Angeles rvts fl denied. fl Austrian General Court martialtd fl Paris. October 21.—<1:02 a. mj—A fl Havas dlspalch'from Rome says i re- fl port has been received there l-oia.,1 Udine. Italy, that the Austrian gen- |fj eral, Bruderman, defender of Demhtrg, _ fl has been deprived of his command anjJ fl ordered courtmartlaled. fl [Sudden& Christenson I Steamship Line I MOBILE I SAN FRANCISCO . 1 And ' A; ■ PACIFIC COAST PORTS 11 1 .Flrat Sailing November 10 ' • For IWM Apply y B HORACE TURNER || ' Mobile, Ala.m l '