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!0F THE KROONLAND
r _ \Yii; Ask British Authorities for Reasons for Holding American Steamship at Gibraltar ’Wuhlnirtfln, October 30.—The state department baa decided to proteat to Cheat Britain against detention of the AMorlcan ateamnhlp Kroonland. held jpf at Gibraltar with none 1200 paa ^eagen and a cargo of copper bound (from New York for Italian and Greek porta The British authorities will b« asked »r bather the vessel is held because she parries conditional contraband or be tpmse German and Austrian reservists are among her passengers. Full informa tion In the case is lacking, but depart ment officials believe the ship either should be released or taken forthwith into a prize court. Tt Is contended the United States has g right to demand full protection for American cargoes shipped in American or neutral bottoms to neutral ports, leav ing It to Great Britain to obtain guaran tees from the neutral countries to which the cargoes are consigned, that conditional contraband w!Tl not be re-exported to a belligerent. Italy already has placed an embargo upon exports of all war supplies, but so far as is known here Greece has not taken such action. It was pointed out tonight that the Kroonland sailed from New York 10 days before Great Britain added copper to the Mat of conditional contraband and made no stops en route to Gibraltar, and there fore should not be subject to seizure on account of her cargo. So far no official communication has bean received concerning the reported de tention of the Italian steamers San Gio vanni and Begina D’ltalla, but as these vessels carry American copper cargoes, the state department probably will pro test also against their detention at Gibraltar, especially as they are billed to Italian poi-ts. The state department has been notified of several changes in the rules as to ontraband Just made by the British privy :ouncll. A new rule providing that a lentral vessel may be held responsible m one voyage for what she did on a ■receding voyage was much commented n as radical departure from the long stabllshed practice. ONE LITTLE DROP FALLS PER SECOND Day and Night Process of Extracting Wonderful Earth Liquid Goes On The method of extracting Vltalitas rom the peculiar earth substance in vhich it exists is by no means rapid or is it complex. At the laboratories here large quantities of the liquid re being produced the process may e studied with deep Interest. There re long rows of glass percolators Ued with crude Vltalitas just as • lined with the exception that it lias ecome oxidized, due to contact with ght and air, and has crumbled Into ! fine powder. The substance is moist led with distilled water and from the ^rcolators the dropping process then jgins and is kept up with the reg !«rity of the beat of a human pulse, rop by drop, day and night, the irk golden fluid enters retainers, ive distilled water used in the per •lation process nothing is added to italltas nor Is anything taken from' It la perfect as it is, and it is • most wonderful known curative iture has given to mankind. Taken into the system Vltalitas /eeps away diseased conditions Of omach, liver, kidneys, bowels and ood. It cleanses, purifies and rein gorates. The good it does is const I tional and not merely temporary. It I effective even where everything else, ils for such disorders as indigestion, | eumnt.Ism, biliousness, nervous debil- j \ catarrh, eczema, etc. A display ( owing In miniature how Vltalitas is traded is now in progress at Av- j •yt’s drug store, 109-111 20th st. You, n write there for information. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 2, 3, 4 Matinee Wednesday Oliver Moroaco Presents .1. Hartley Manners* Comedy Triumph Same Cast, with Mlanehe Hall us •*Pe*’* iPTrrC • MATINEE—28c to $1.00 - IVlIjJDO . NIGHT—23c to $1.30 SEATS ON SAKE FRIDAY Thursday Nov. 5 John fort Presents M’lNTYRE &HEATH Company of 100 Ib tfce BlCt Joyous Musical Furore THE HAM TREE The World’* Beat Deeclac Chorea WTCPO > MATINEE—26c to 21.60 - lUvIVO . NIGHT—50c to 22.00 faeta «o Sale Teeadar rtrade Veederbllt,* Metre aed Fire Other ||| Acta i ■ i • Colonel Roosevelt Makes Statement in Speech at Princeton. Charges Two Empires Now at War Have Designs on New York and San Francisco Princeton, N. J., October 30.—Col onel Roosevelt told Princeton students In an address today that he had seen the T>lans of two empires now involved In the European war to capture great American seaports and hold them for ransom. ‘It is this country’s duty,” said Col onel Roosevelt, “to put Itself In such shape that it will be able to dofend fts rights if they are Invaded. I my self have seen the plans of at least two ..It.... empires now Involved in war to cap ture our great cities and hold them lor I ransom because our standing army is ! too weak to protect them. I have seen : deliberate plans prepared to take both ; San Francisco and New York and hold them for ransoms that would cripple our country and give funds to the enemy for carrying on war.” Colonel Roosevelt after his speech declined to amplify his statement re garding the plans of European na tions to capture the seaports of this country, which he said he had seen. »•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• i LOVE’S IRONY oi A BbABT-FURNACB MANAGKK. [Verses read at the banquet of the American Institute of Mining Engineers, Birmingham, by R. W. Raymond. Clip ping preserved from Age-Herald of about 25 years ago by D. A. Oden.J I frankly own ’tis not my part To sing as poets can; In strains of ordinary art I praise my Mary Ann. When first by love's reducing flame I found myself surprised, And In her coal-black eyes became Completely carbon-ized. All former dreams up chimney flue; I dream of her instead, No other train of thought goes through The tunnel of my head. At merest touch of her fair hand I feel love’s potent spell; The inwalls of my heart expand. As tiiey would burst the shell. Her hair Is dark as magnetite (In not too lean a piece); Her face js like a limestone white, Just flushed with manganese. With Clinton red her lips are lined; And for the rest, I’ll say She seems to he of most refined, Yet not refractory, clay. And when she waltfles, who is he Would have the heart to stop her? ’Tis such a witching sight to see That lovely belle and hopper! I gaze upon her, ore and ore. Her slender bosh and throat, Her mantle lifted from the floor, Her red short petticoat. I wish I were the broldered rag Wiat wipes away her tears; I wish I were two drops of slag, To hang at her tuyeres! Would she life's burden take with rf»e From barrows, cars or trucks— Good luck Indeed! Why, that would be The very best of flux! No silly Kate should spoil our loves With acid atoms plus, The hottest blast of Gordon s stoves Should make no fuss-for-us! Like fluid cinder from the spout Our life should flow rejoiced. Together, at the last blowout, We’d mount the heavenly hoist! One fateful day, I broke the bound That erst had held me fast? And poured my glowing passion round Jn one tumultuous cast. • Alas! her answer made me sick, In tones too much like fun, She said, “my friend, you melt too quick; You can’t beat No. 1.” This cruel sentence in ray brain Wrought transformation strange, 1 felt myself In every grain Molecularly change. I grew first mottled and then white By chemical graduation, Obeying Jn my chilly plight The law of graphltation. But as she turned, I heard her say (And hope again grew big), “He might be useful, in his way, To mix with other pig!” “Not so,” 1 cried, “for you and me Love’s open hearth has room; And I the only pig will be, While you supply the bloom!” Said she, “These impudent affronts ('an never stand excused.” “Madam.” I said, “I’ve melted once And will not be re-fused.” Thus finished 1 my first campaign, Retiring from the field, Yet trusting, when I charge again She will begin to yield. For love dares all In fiery war; And love’s career will end Hither upon a scaffold, or Upon a dividend. O Mary Ann! if fuel smile My care will turn to cash. The fact that you’re so volatile, Does not make me more rash. Faith, it would be a splendid joke (And J will do It, yet!) To try, instead of Warrior coke A well-prepared coquette. What metallurgic triumph can Be more complete than that — To substitute my Mary Ann In place of Alary Pratt! 300 MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN IRON AND STEEL INSTITUTE ON TRIP OVER DISTRICT (Contlpnefl from P«xe One) becue was a feature of tbe day. The Tennessee company band entertained the guests while at lunch. President Farrell, Judge Gary and a few others took a launch ride about the lake. The only toast at the barbecue, so far as could be learned, was In but termilk. There were other liquids there. Hut this toast was proposed by Judge Gary to Editor Ponton of Cleve land as being “one man true to his convictions," the judge having refer ence to Mr. Fenton's few remarks at the banquet at the Tutwiler in which he said he resented ftnff the institute should resent the charges being made against iron and steel men of the country. Edgewater After the Barbecue After the barbecue Edgewater was visited. From there the train ran into the by-produet plant and then to tho wire mill, which was in full operation in every department, presenting a truly wonderful sight as the members were taken through the mill so as to see a piece of raw material come out of tho furnace and trace it through its every change until it ended up as a part of a wire fence, a roll of wire or a nail. At this point Judge Gary, President Farrell, George Gordon Crawford and others of the visitors formed a party which left in automobiles for a hasty tour of the residence districts of the city. A tour of rhe residence district is also planned for today, starting from the Tutwiler hotel. The Itinerary of the excursion today is as follows: Leave Birmingham (Louisville and Nashville railroad station), via Bir mingham Southern railroad, 9:15 a. m. Arrive Thomas (Republic Iron and Steel company furnaces), via Birming ham Southern railroad, 9:30 a. m. Leave Thomas. via Birmingham Southern railroad, 10 a. m. Arrive Ensley (East End furnace plant), via Birmingham Southern rail road, 10:20 a. m. I^eave West End furnace plant, via Birmingham Southern railroad, 11:05 a. m. Arrive open hearth, via Birmingham Southern railroad. 11:15 a. m. Arrive rail mill, finishing depart ment (walk), 11:4(1 a. m. Arrive rail mill (walk). 11:55 a. m. Arrive #Turbo Btatlon (walk), 12:15 p ,m. Leave Ensley Turbo station, via Bir mingham Southern railroad, 12:30 p. m. Arrive Birmingham (Louisville and Nashville railroad station), via Bir mingham Southern railroad, 1 p. m. Very few of the visitors left for home last night. With the exception of a dozen or so, they are staying all of today and many of them Intend staying over Sunday, it Is said. Thoughts on the Excursion . “What do you think of what you saw?” was a question asked yesterday evening after thee trip to Iskoda, Woodward, Bayview, Edgewater and the wire mill had been completed and the members of the institute were bound for Birmingham from Fairfield. Following are some of the replies: Judge Elbert H. Gary: “I have been greally pleased by what I have seen about the city and the many improvements made through out the dlstriot by our people. This district is destined to still greater things.” Jame A. Farrell. “The Fairfield wire mill Is the latest to be built by the corporation, and is as near perfection as we know how to make it. It was with great pleasure I Inspected the mill and other iron and ateel and coal properties to day. They compare favorably with the best In the county.” Joseph G. Butler, Jr., (“Uncle Joe”), vice president Brier Hill Steel company, Youngstown, O.: “This district has a wonderful future, in my estimation, owing to *he fact that there Is comparatively no local market for your products and it therefore will become the chief export center of the Ameri can iron and steel industry. The improvements here are wonderful, •a In every sense of the word, f know no better way to express it.” W. B. Perley, New York, assistant to President Farrell: "I of course am prejudiced in favor of the dis trict, for I think it is a wonderful place. The Improvements here in the past several years have made the Birmingham district a very impor tant factor in the Iron and steel business.” George Mesta, president Mesta Ma chine Company, Pittsburg: “I think the Birmingham district compares fa vorably with any iron and steel cen ter in the world. The developments here are truly wonderful.” Karl Niebecker, steam engineer of the Youngstown Sheet and Tube Com pany, Youngstown. O.: "These plants are models of efficiency and display re markable engineering skill. Their lo cation with reference to the ore and coal deposits is exceptionally fine. The most interesting thing to me was tie large dam at Bayview—the solution of the water problem for the Tennessee company. Difficult conditions have there been met and worked out with wonderful skill and ft should meet all contingencies. The arrangement of the power plant and pumping Staton at Kdgewater are wonderfully sys tematic. They show much care and attention has been given to details and should prove highly efficient.” Mining Towns Are Models G. A. Reinhardt, metallurgist, Youngstown, O.: "The by-product coke plant is a model. The layout of the American Steel and Wire plant is wonderful, minimizing all surplus handling and cartage, eliminating any difficulty of manipulation and insuring continuity of service. The conversion of the waste liquor from the pickling vats into iron sulphate is progressive and reduces waste. The mining towns are models of their kind. The dif ferent phases of the welfare work are probably the best in the world, no other company showing as much con cern for the health, education, said- ! talon and similar conditions of their I employes. The barbecue was novel, j especially to the men from the north, ! to whom such an event is a rare oc currence, many of them never before i having attended one.” Alex L. Hoerr, steam engineer Na tional Tube Company, McKeesport, J Pa.: "I am sure every one has greatly enjoyed tho trip. #It was wonderful. That wire mill we Just came through is the Jast word in wire mills. I doubt it the people of Birmingham realize what it is doing. Edgewater, in my estimation, presents the most reme'li able development we have seen today. In welfare work I believe this district is far ahead of the north.” John Hulst, chief engineer Carnegie Steel Company, Pittsburg: "This dis trict certainly affords wonderful op portunities. Anil you are beginning to take advantage of them. The change in the last six years, it belnf^ that long since 1 have been here, is remarkable. The wire mill is the best of its kind I have ever seen.” Jones W. Porch, southern manager the Lukens Iron and Steel Company, New Orleans: "The Birmingham dis trict is the Aladdin lamp dream of the iron and steel business.” W. C. Prendergast, vice president of John C. Vance Iron and Steel Com pany, Chattanooga: "I have tried to imagine all ray life the magnitude of this district, hut since I have seen a part of It I am arnased. It is beyond description. T am coming back some time to see It good. It would take two weeks to do so.” L. C. Dilkes. general manager of sales of the Eastern Steel Company, New York: "This district presents the most remarkable concentration of raw materials I have ever seen. Birming ham is to be congratulated upon the advent of the Steel corporation into the district seven years ago. and I *»m not a Steel corporation man, which I want understood in connection with that statement. The properties are splendid. Nothing could look better. The wire mill at Fairfield Is a pearl.” Levinsky Wins New York, October SO.—Battling Levin sky of New York outfought Sailor Frltts of Brooklyn in a 10-round bout here to night. Frltts took a count of nine in the third round. Bessemer, October 30.—(Special.) The clothing store of W. A. Simmons at Brighton Was entered by thieves las! night and a large amount of clothing was stolen and carried away In 1C suitcases, which were al£o in the store. The greater part of the clothing stolen consisted of suits which had been made to order and were ready to be deliv ered while about 35 pairs of trousers, several extra coats and overcoats were among the goods stolen. Nothing else In the store was touched. One coat was marked “J. F. A.,’1 while another was marked *‘i). M." En trance was gained' by prizing off the iron bars from the hack window and breaking the window pane. An inves tigation of the premises this morning showed footprints of six or eight men. The robbery was discovered this morn ing by J. Y. Coburn, who has charge of the store, when he opened up. It wag reported to police headquarters and detectives have been at work on the case all day, but as yet no arrests have been made, and it is expected that an arrest will follow irt a few days. The goods stolen will amount to about $250 or $300. A movement was Inaugurated in Bes semer this morning looking to the or ganization of a band of "Bessemer Boosters" to work in harmony with other busings organizations for the interest of the merchant and citizens. The promoters of the movement are endeavoring «<. interest the young bus iness men of Bessemer and community. It is probable th:*t a mass meeting will be called within the next few days at which time an organization w ill be formed and"the plans and meaning of the new movement will be placed be fore the public. In the Bessemer city court today a ver dict for $50 and Interest from March, 191?. was returned in the case of Tom Jones vs. E. T. Lamb as receiver of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic Railroad com pany for damages for the alleged killing of a cow belonging to the paintiff. Good v.’yn and Ross represented the plaintiff, while T. T. Huey and Tillman, Bradley & Morrow of Birmingham represented the defendant company. The court was engaged today with the hearing of the case of Annie Clements pro anil. vs. the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company. The plaintlfT was seeking damages in the amount of $10,000 for alleged personal injuries received. This case has been tried once before, a mistrial having been returned. A number of visitors to the steel insti tute in Birmingham visited-ahe Bessemar rolling mill tills morning and w^ere shown over the large plant by the superintend ent, C\ E. Maerler. The visitors were very much pleased with the plant and the ex cellent industrial prospects of Bessemer. Paul Swan, the 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Horner Swan, died last night at a Birmingham infirmary after a long ill ness. 7i)p funeral took place this after noon from the residence on Fourteenth avenue and Seventeenth street, interment being at Brighton cemetery. Mrs. Phil Gulley and little daughter, Claudia of Meridian, are the guests ot Mrs. E. A. Little. Miss Ruby Childers is improving after a recent illness. Bob Baumgardner has returned from Waterbufy, where he played bakeball the past season. He visited New York be fore returning. Mrs. E. A. Little and children and Mrs. R. T. Smith and little daughter have returned from Meridian, where they visit ed relatives. H. D. Read visited friends in Bessemer today. C. H. Donaldson of Morgan is doing nicely at the Elizabeth Duncan hospital, where he Js suffering with fyver. BESSEMER HIGH AND HOWARD RESERVES BATTLE TO DRAW Titty.Bessemer High school football team met the reserve team of Howard college on the college practice field and held them to a score of 7 to 7. The game was thor oughly interesting throughout, the local aggregation as well ns the Howard eleven showing excellent team work. Tho Bes semer team played straight football dur ing the entire contest, resorting to only one forward pass, which was not suc cessful while the reserves used open work and rushing t he ball. The High school score was math* in the second quarter when Smith crossed the line for a touch down and Hughes was successful in kick ing goal. The JJije-up was as follows: Bessemer—Fountain, center; Houston, right guard; Calhoun and Morton, right tackle: Cowan and Curl, right end: R. Hoe. left guard; Salter, left tackle; Scott, left end; Hughes, captain, left back; Smith, right halfback; Tljaxton, quarter back. and Ross, fullback; YV. I,ee, Evans and Wright were also in the line-up. Howard—Abernathy, center; Ussery and Williams, guards; Ray and Carlisle, tackles; Newman and Gibson, ends; Grif fin and Dawson, halves; Glass, fullback; Allen, quarterback; substitutes, Barrett, guard; Hill, tackle; Bentley and Duke, ends; Holcombe, halfback; Bell, fullback. The tie will be played off later on Un derwood field. FUN ERA IDIRECTORS CLOSE CONVENTION New Orleans, October 30.—San Francisco was chosen as the 1015 convention city by the National Funeral Directors’ asso ciation, which (dosed a four days* con vention hero today. The following officers were elected: George W. Hum. San Francisco, presi dent; C. H. Wa.tkips, Wheeling, W. Va.. first vice president; .1. K. IMatner, Chi cago, second vice president; JL M. Pat terson, Atlanta, third vice president; M. It Alexander, Ht. Douis, treasurer; H. M. Kilpatrick, .Elmswood, 111., secretary. FEAGIN WORKING FOE SCHOOL TAX Montgomery* October 30.—(Special.) State Superintendent of Edueatiorf Wil liam F. Feagin is campaigning in Madi son county ip the interest of the one-mill tax for school purposes which will be voted on in that county next Tuesday. For 10 years the county has collected the tax, hut the time limit expired this fall, and if the system is to be continued a majority of voters must favor it. Morgan county will also vote on tlie one mill tax next, Tuesday. Name Receiver for Road Shreveport, La., October 30.—W. H, Peterman of MarksvUle, La., was today appointed receiver for the Opleousas. Gull and Northea stern railroad on an applica tion filed In federal district court here by the Bankers Trust company of New York, acting as trustees for the mortgagf holders. The road operates between Mell vllle and Rayne, La., a distance of SI miles. / POSITIVELY MASTERS CROUP Foley's Honey and Tar Compounc cuts the thick, choking mucus, anc clears away the phlegm. Opens up thi air passages and stops the hoarsi cough. The gasping, strangling flgh for breath gives way to quiet breathing and peaceful sleep. Harold Berg Mass, Mich., writes: "We give Foley'i Honey and Tar to our children foi croup and It always acts quickly." N( wonder a man in Texas walked II miles to the store to get a bottle o Foley's Honey and Tar Compound Every user Is a friend. Sold by al druggists. * <" i . OFFICIAL MAP OF THE WEATHE_. , ---— - —-- •—-— i Weather Forecast Washington, October 30.—Forecast tot Alabama; Fair Saturday; Sunday increas ing cloudiness and warmer. For Tennessee: Fair Saturday; Sunday Increasing cloudiness, probably rain. For Georgia: Fair Saturday and Sun day; warmer Sunday in north and west. Mississippi: Fair Saturday; Sunday in creasing cloudiness; probably rain In north. Local Data For the 24 hours ending at 7 p. m., Octo ber 30: Highest temperature . 6.’ Lowest temperature . 3? Mean temperature . 6J Normal temperature . 61 Deficiency in temperature since Jan. 1. 21'. Rainfall . 0.(X Total rainfall since Jan. 1.37.05 Deficiency In rainfall since Jan. 1. 4.31 Relative humidity, 7 a. m., 87; 7 p. m., 4’ Weather Conditions Birmingham, October 30.—(7 p. m.l—Hlgt pressures prevail over the eastern half 01 the country on the map tonight and rela lively low pressures over the westerr half. Only scattered showers have oc curred In any section, although quite gen era! cloudiness prevailed at 7 p. m. ovei the northern sections west of the Hock les, over the southern plains states an< Texas, and over the eastern lakes and the North Atlantic states. Fair skle: were general over the cotton states cast of Texas and Oklahoma, and also ever most of the remaining portions of the Mis sissippi valley. Temperatures in general have risen slightly over the northern states east of the Rocky mountains, and remained prac tically stationary throughout the south ern districts. Summary of observations made at Uni ted States weather bureau stations dur ing the 24 hours ending 8 p. m., 76th me ridian time, October 29: Temp ture Pre High Dow clp To- Hast ita day. N’ht. tion. Abilene . 74 46 Apalachicola . 74 46 Atlanta . 64 40 Birmingham . 65 38 Boston . 64 46 .02 Brownsville . 80 60 Buffalo . 46 38 .04 Burrwood . 72 60 . 04 Calgary . 64 42 Charleston .-. 61 48 Chicago .,. 62 40 Corpus Chrlsti . 78 80 Denver . 68 40 Des Moines .. 66 36 ... Dodge City . 74 46 Duluth . 58 36 ... Durango . 62 32 Fort Worth . 76 . Galveston . 70 62 Green Bay . 60 36 i Hatteras . 62 64 | Havre ... 72 38 Helena .... 60 40 • j Huron ... 70 32 .«* i Jacksonville .. 72 52 ... ) Kansas City .. 74 46 ••• Knoxville ..*..... 68 38 • •• i Louisville .. 60 40 ... Memphis ..*..... 66 44 ..« ;* Minneapolis . .. 66 .. •»* > Miami ..... 78 64 Mobile ... 68 48 Modena ... 64 36 ... Montgomery ... 70 44 ... , Nashville ....4. 62 36 ••• New Orleans ... 70 54 ... !>i New York .«.... 54 44 North Platte ... 78 34 ... Oklahoma .. 74 46 ... Palestine .-. 72 44 ... Phoenix .... 64 62 .66 ] Pittsburg ... 56 40 M • j Portland .-. 62 54 .04 Raleigh .—. 60 44 Rapid City ... .70 40 ••• Roseburg .... 66 52 ... > Roswell ... 68 40 Salt Lake City ... 68 48 <.» San Antonio .. 78 52 ... j Ran Francisco . 68 58 ... j Sault Ste. Marie .:... 44 38 . 06 f Sheridan ... 72 28 Shreveport . 70 42 Spokane .. 60 46 *18 St. Louis ... 66 44 ... Tampa .76 56 ... Toledo .«.... 60 <88 ... ’ Vicksburg .. 70 48 ••• Washington . 60 44 Williston . 72 30 .., Wlnnemucca ...-..<.. 84 38 ... Winnipeg ... 28 ji E. C. HORTON, Local Forecaster. ...... * DECISIONS OF UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS New Orleans, October 30.—(Special.)—The United States circuit court of appeals to day affirmed the case of Bowron, trus tee, vs. J. Carl Slbert, from the northern district of Alabama. The court affirmed the foHowing Georgia cases: Georgia and Florida Railway vs. Brotherhood of Lo comotive Engineers: John G. Westerman ''s. William Rich; Padrosa vs. Oliviera & Co.; Benjamin B. Smith vs. United States; ar.d William Watts vs. United States. Circuit Judges Walker and Pardee and District Judge Call will leave tomorrow for Fort Worth, Tex., to hold a three weeks’ term of the court. The special In junction cases of M6btle shod Ohio Rail road company vs. Mississippi raflroad commission, and Now Orleans, Texas and Mexico Railroad company vs. Louisiana! railroad commission, heard by Judges I’ardeen, Walker and Niles, have been | taken under advisement. These cases re late to the operation of passenger trains. The Mobile and Ohio discontinued one of its regular trains, claiming that the war had caused a reaction in revenue from passenger service. The commission ordered the train restored and the rail road company secured an injunction. •••■••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a•••••••••••••#§ ! NFWS.OF ENSLEY 1 Three sweet potatoes weighing an average of two pounds each were raised In one hill on one of the va cant lots located In the heart of Ens ley. The largest of the three weighs two pounds and eight ounces. The po tatoes were raised on a vacant lot on Avenue D and Eighteenth street by M. H. McDowell, who states It goes to show that vegetables can be grown in this city profitably. The citizens pf this city are begin ning to use all the vacant lots near the residence section for gardens and they are proving very successful. In the business seotion the vacant lots are planted in corn, cotton, potatoes, cane nnd other products. These patches this summer yielded good crops and the owners are now having them plowed under again and are preparing to sow winter oats. Cultivation of the vacant lots was one of the first steps under taken by the city beautiful club, and it has proved very successful. The citizens of Fairfield and Ensley residing on the Tidewater Fairfield car line are complaining of the ac tlon Of the Tidewater company In cut ting off their car service during the middle of the day and at night. The following notice lias been sent out by the company: “Effective Monday,* No vember 2, 1914, cars will operate on the Fairfield line from B:07 o'clock till 8-37 o'clock in the morning, and from 3:07 o'clock till 7:22 o'clock in the aft ernoon." The company claims that not enough passengers ride the cars during the middle of the day and at night to pay expenses of running them. The people of this locality contend that the dis continuance of service during these hours will prove of great inconven i ience and are planning to make formal protest against it at once. At the first meeting of the Bush School Improvement association the following of ficers were elected for the ensuing year: Mrs. J. Cl. Rarrett, president: Mrs. R. A. Eubank, vice president; Mrs. C. R. . Walker, secretary, and Mrs. M. M. John r ston treasurer. The next meeting of the t association will be held next Thursday - afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the school a building, when plans for the year’s work r will be outlined. The condition of B. R. Baker, who was 9 knocked in the head by Walter Fogg, a negro, late Thursday night, on Avenue G and Seventeenth street, Is improving, but is still very serious. Mr. Baker was i hit over the head by Fogg in an attempt I at robbery. c g. s. Bills of Walnut Grove, Mias., li t the guest of W. T. Cochran of this elty. I Mrs. Silas Kllbourne Is visiting htr son, ;, H. DeBardeleben of this city, s Miss Roberta Ruasell will entertain al r a Halloween party at hsr home on Ave 0 nue F thie evening. 5 The ladies of the Ensley Methodist f church will serve dinner and supper to I. day to the business men at Dupuy-Burk« 1 Realty company offices on Avenue E. Oys ters will be served for supper. Gadsden, October 30.—(Special.)—Mrs. Dora Crosby was given a verdict of $7600 this afternoon In her suit against the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis rail road in the city court of Gadsden. She claimed damage on the ground that aha v/as arrested falsely while at the Nash ville, Chattanooga and St. Louis depot at Albertville, and, after she had pur chased a ticket. The organization of the Etowah County Anti-Tuberculosis association was perfect ed yesterday at the ^Chamber of Com merce, when the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. E. T. Schuler; vice president, Capt. W. P. Lay; secre tary-treasurer, B. M. Stewart. The contention raised by republicans that M. C. Slvley, nominee for solicitor in the sixteenth judicial circuit, is ineli gible because he resides In Btowah coun ty, where no grand juries are organized by that court, has been pronounced with out foundation by leading Gadsden law yers. Saturday’s Specials | Buehler Bros. I 2119 Second Avenue s I Fancy Round Steak, per pound. 16c ! H Fancy Loin Steak, per pound.17c Fancy Porterhouae Steak, par pound .......18c Choice K. C. Steak, per pound ...12 1-2c S Fancy Beef Pot Roaat, par pound...10c and 12 1-2e r H Prime Rib Roaat, per pound ..'.....M. 12 1-2c to 14e Wjt Rib Roast, boneless and rolled, per pound .. ‘,17c ® Lamb Hlndquarterc, per pound . M Lamb Forequartere, per pound .12c lH Farley Pork Loin Roaat, per pound. 16c ( Fancy Pork Chops, per pound.. ....17 1-2c ■ Our Royal Brand Sugar Cured Hama, per pound ..17c Our Royal Baand Sugar Cured Picnic Hama, par pound.16c i flj Our Royal Brand $ugar Cured Broakfaat Bacon, par pound.22c j|| Our English Style Eugar Cured Breakfaet Bacon, par pound.21e flj Choice 8ugar Cured Blade Bacon, per pound...V7o '■* Era Pure Lard I I Impound plillr ptr pill t.s*e«so*<*«.s^s.ess»oM**«e«so*eeMSs<« .s,$140 ^ ! j 5-pound pall*, par pall • • »4B#«6h* •-•#»•••» • • O f* »e-»eo* **••••••• o o • o00O I 8-pound palls, per pall .. .sa*,.^-SBo II Ml We are operating our own packing plant pnd therefore saving you the Kj t middleman’s profit, or SO and 40 per cent on your purchase. > B8 ; COME EAfcLY A NO AVOW THE RUSH COTTON OVERFLOWS FARMERS’ WAREHOUSE ' Anniston, October 81.—(Special.)—Ovet 5000 bales of cotton are now in the Farm* ers’ Union warehouse here and ^Manager George HV. Eiciielberger ia preparing. t‘> i erect a temporary warehouse whloh will hold 5000 more bales. The Farmers’ Unton warehouse here is one of the. ibost com- ^ plete and up-to-date warehouses in the south. The overflow from small ware houses in the county is being brought to , Anniston, and Mr. Eichelberger is making every effort to take care of^every bale t that is brought in. Paul M. Eichelberger, a local cotton buyer, stated Friday that a > small per cent of the cotton crop is be ing sold, and the farmers are determined to hold for better prices. He stated, also, that he is buying a good many bales for < his clients in various sections of the country who ane purchasing at the mar ket price with the expectation of selling for a profit. , GIRLS POORLY PAID IN NEW ORLEANS —-— i New Orleans, October 30.—Twenty-four per cent of girls and women employed in New Orleans department stores, laundries and factories get less than $4 a week and 66 per cent less than $6, according ^ to the report of a special Investigating j committee of the National Consumers’ league, presented today. Ten per cent are paid $10 a week and less than 1 per cent as much as $20. , The investigation has been going on sometime under the direction of Samuel Hartsmann of New York, a special In vestigator for the league. Length of ser vice made no difference in the wage. The investigation was confined to wages paid.