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DENY THAT MERRITT
■ WILL RETIRE FROM SPEAKERSHIP RACE Friends of Macon County Representative Declare Rumor of Political Agreement Untrue Montgomery, December 5.—(Special.) That Henry P. Merritt of Tuakegee. member of the legislature from Macon county, did not enter into an agree * ' I , i k ■:. ment with A. H. Carmichael of Tus cumbia, member of the legislature from Colbert, whereby the former would withdraw from the race for speaker of the house, was the positive assertion of several of Mr. Merritt's friends and advisers who were In Montgomery to day. Judge Milo Abercrombie of Macon county was^one of the foremost who denied that Mr. Merritt would retlro from the race for speaker. He indi cated that the representative from his county not only had no Intention of retiring from the contest, but that he was in the race to the finish. Other friends of Mr. Merritt made like state ments. * On the other hand, rumor here states that Mr. Carmichael, from the tenor of his correspondence, indicates that he is the only candidate in the race rep resenting his particular side. Letters received by various members of the legislature Indicate that the former speaker is ignoring all other candi dates in his effort to feecure the speak ership and that if he is elected Mr. Merritt will not be permitted to name j the committees. The speakership has been the sub- | ject of much gossip in hotel lobbies: here today. The gossip was accentu- ] ated by the arrival tonight of Ed D. j Johnston of Huntsville, member from Madison county, and a candidate for speaker. Mr. Johnston stated to friend that he was confident of^his election. He de clared that he was not until today sure of winning the speakership, although he had all along felt confident of suc cess. In the last few days he has received many new pledges of support and he stated that already he has received promise of support from nearly one half of the members of the house. CAMP HARDEE MEETS P. M. Vance Elected Adjutant To Suc ceed Major Garretson, Resigned The regular meeting of Camp Hardee. United Confederate Veterans, was hold yesterday afternoon with a good attend ance. Commander W. E. Yancey was in the cliair. Routine business was trans acted which Included a resolution which was passed unanimously Instructing the trustees 6f Camp Hardee to execute a quit claim deed in favor of Camp Wil cox, Confederate Veterans, to a lot in Woodlaw’n cemetery. Judge J. T. Garretson tendered his res ignation as adjutant of the camp, which was accepted with regrets and P. M. Vance was elected to serve out the un expired term. Captain Yancey announced that Dr. Kerr Boyce Tupper. a well known clergy man and lecturer of Philadelphia, will deliver a lecture at the Chamber of Com merce Thursday evening. December 10. at 8 o’clock, for the benefit of the Con federate Veterans' Benevolent association on “Seeing the Bright Side of Thingp.” B’Nai B’Rith Meeting Today An interesting meeting of Birming ham lodge No. 368, Independent Order of B’Nai B'Rith will be held at 3 p. m., this afternoon in the vestry rooms of Temple Emanu-El. A full attendance is urged. Why Jeopardize the Family Health? Rough Dry Tomorrow —When the AMERICAN gets the family washing Monday your clotnes come home Tuesday or Wednesday exquisitely clean and starched ready for the electric iron. —If the washerwoman carries them out they stay in her alley house exposed to all manner of disease germr. all week. —Why risk the family health? 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Mrs. Breckenride is second vice president of the National Woman's Suffrage asso ciation and is recognized as one of the most able Exponents of the cause. A great-granddaughter of Henry Clay, connected with the most famous fam ilies of the blue grass state, a typical daughter of the south, combining in tellectual attainments with exaltefl womanhood, Mrs. Breckinridge comes with a message to the men and wom en of the south in the advocacy of equal suffrage for the state of Alabama and for the nation. Mrs. Breckenridge is a most finished speaker, having all the graces of her distinguished forbears. She has also a keen Insight to the political situ ation especially in reference to wom an’s suffrage and is possibly the ablest advocate of the cause that the south has produced at this time. During her brief stay In the city she will be en tertained by Mrs. Oscar R. Hundley, chairman of the legislative committee of the Alabama Equal Suffrage asso ciation. All members of the associa tion, all those who are interested in the suffrage movement and those who are not familiar with the feminist • movement are invited to be present and hear the cause of suffrage advocated by one of its most distinguished and ablest advocates. Mrs. Breckinridge has been allied with educational and social work in her state and community. She has served two years as a member of the board of directors of the General Fed eration of Women's clubs. She served four years as chairman of the legisla tive committee of the Kentucky fed eration. During this time bills were ob tained from the legislature by the fed eration creatihg a state library com mission, a forestry commission on both of which members of the federation arc serving; a separate drinking cup bill, and school suffrage for Kentucky women. Other legislation obtained in Kentucky, in which Mrs. Breckinridge has been in terested, mainly through the Civic league,1 of Lexingtota, and the State Tuberculosis association, are the bills creating a state tuberculosis commission, of which she Is a member, the juvenile court and the compulsory educational laws, practically the first juvenile court and compulsory educational laws obtained in any of the southern states; the present county school board law, and the Small school board law for second class cities. Mrs. Breckin , ?' ,.--..-;. - * _ ■*»' • * i • *V‘* • ^ • ridge served on the committees that drew' these laws, and lobbied for their pae.frage, and has since worked for their local en forcement. As vice president of the Ken tucky Child Labor committee. Mrs. Breck inridge has had some part in the p-issage of the child labor law, by reason of which Kentucky now stands with the most ad vanced states, and of the law limiting the W'ork of w'onioti in industry to 10 hours a day. She served as a member of tho state educational commission appointed under legislative act of 190S to prepare a re vision of the school law. The Civic league of Lexington, of wnich Mrs. Breckinridge was for some years president, has worked successfully to In troduce manual training into the public schools of Lexington, to establish parks and playgrounds, for sew'er and park is sues, has instituted city spring cleaning days, and yard improvement contests, has waged a w ar against MU boards, and con siders that Its most important w’ork after the state legislation obtained has been the raising of over $35,000 from private sources to add to $10,000 appropriated by the school board, with which a “model school” lias been built. It is a public school named for Abraham Lincoln, but In addi tion to the ordinary subjects taught, it has manual training for every grade, tak ing, sewdng, carpenter work, laundering and kindred subjects. It has also equipment for social activi ties. supported by the Civic league, for the children and adults of the community, a combined gymnasium and auditorium with stage at the end. a swimming pool and shower baths, and the laundry used by the women in tho neighborhood. An outdoor school on the roof garden, the third outdoor school in a southern city— is the latest addition. It is believed that [ this school is raising the standard for public schools not only in Lexington, but throughout the state. Mrs. Breckinridge was elected In Octo ber, 1912, president of the Kentucky 'vpial Rights association, and in November, 1913. second vice president of the National Women Suffrage association, which offices she now holds. The membership of the Kentucky Equal Rights association has advanced since Mrs. Breckinridge has been president, from about 1700 to over 10,000. Bessemer, December 5.—(Special.) Everything Is In readiness for the me morial services which will be held to morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock In the Elks' hall on Nineteenth street, be tween Second and Third avenues. The address of the occasion will be male by Judge W. P, McCrossin of Birmingham. A splendid musical programme has been arranged. The Bessemer city court will take up long Jury criminal docket Monday morning. During the past week a large number of cases wore passed to be reset while there were several convictions. John Drewson, superintendent of the by-produot plant of the Woodward Iron company, who was seriously Injured while at work yesterday, is reported to be resting well at the Elizabeth Duncan hospital tonight. Mr. Drewson's right arm was caught In cog wheels at the plant and was almost torn off before the machine could be reversed. The Rev. C. M. Morris will fill the pulpit of the Brighton Baptist church tomorrow at 11 o'clock, taking for his subject, “Under the Yoke With Christ." Sunday school will be held at 9:45 o'clock, while the Sunbeam hand will meet at 3 o'clock. Special Sunday night services at the Church of God will continue throughout December. Assistant Pastor W, H. Hpp per will preach at 11 o'clock and the pastor, the Rev. D. O. Teasley, will preach at the evening hour, taking for his subject, "Where Are the Dead?” Job 14:10. There will be Sunday school at the Brighton Presbyterian church Sunday morning at 10 o'clock. At 3 o'clock In the afternobn the Rev. I. F. Swallow will preach, and at 7:30 in the evening the Rev. E. E. Washburne will preach. The ./lev. M. K. Thornton has an nounced that there will be a meeting of every member of the First Baptist church Sunday morning at 11 o'clock as there is business of Importance to be cnsldered. Much interest is being manifested In the song service which will be given at the First Methodist church tomorrow night by the pupils of Mrs. J. C. Severin. The proceeds will go to the organ fund. The following programme' will be rendered: Organ selection. Mrs. Harry Tucker Smith; prayer, the Rev. Oeorge Stoves; "Hark, Hark. My Soul!" (Shelley), chorus: alto solo, "God Is Love" (Hargltt), Mrs. Percy Gill: selection, "Fishing on Sunday Morning" (Parks), male quartet; “Wan derer's Night Song” (Rubelnatein), chor us; oflTertory, "Our Lord Jesus Deigns to Hear” (Betljens). Mrs. J. C. Severin; "O, Divine Redeemer" (Gounod), double quar tet; tenor solo, "Lord, Ws Draw Near Thee” (Von Wilm), D: C. Van Merksstyn; duet, "How Sweet The Name of Jasua — - w - - - - — - —•* They Will I Help You Pay For ^ * Jacobs’ Christmas Furniture The Gifts Worth'While for Home-Lovers Our Gift to You Jacobs’ Xmas Coupon] This Christmas we share with you the giving in apprecia- _ r tion of your patronage. Use our attached coupon as a $5 Good $CT.OO I!! payment on any dining or living room suite we advertise p, today. 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Wright and Miss Blanche Bradley: trio, “Bene dlctus” (JeJeal), Mrs. Hevein, Mrs. Van Merkeestyn and Mr. Goldberg; "Charity” (Faure), chorus; organ selection, Mrs. Hary Tucker Smith. Those taking part will be: Mrs. Walter Lynch, Mrs. Percy Gill, Mrs. Kyle Law son, Mrs. H. McDonough, Mrs. Rose Huey. Mrs. James E. Wright, Mrs. W. McWilliams. Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. McKin non, Mrs. Fred Hammille, Mrs. R. Fur man, Mrs. H. Smith, Miss Mamie Bell, Miss Blanche Bradley, Miss Gladys Propst, Miss Emma McCarthy, Miss Amanda Williams, Miss Robbie Walker, Miss Rosalie Bromail, Miss Nora Sulli van, Miss Elenore O’Neall, Miss Edna Chapman, Miss Louise Dasher, Miss Mary T. Rummage, George Bumgardner. J. Goldberg, D. C. Van Merkestyn, Kyle Lawson and Miss Maggie Murrah. The United Charities and the hospital board will hold its regular monthly meet ing Tuesday afternoon at 3;90 o’clock at the home of the president, Mrs. E. M., Owen, on Fifth avenue. The Woman's Missionary society of the First Methodist church will hold Its reg ular meeting at It o’clock tomorrow after noon In the basement of the church, at which time officers will bo elected for the ensuing year. All members are re quested to be present. A wedding which will be of Interest In this city Is that of Miss Ida Mac Me-' Daniels and Henry Morton, which will take place Tuesday evening, December 0, at 6 o’clock, at the home of the bride's cousin, Mrs. W. C. Stoddard, on Arling ton avenue. Immediately after the wed ding Mr. and Mrs. Morton will leave for Rome, Ga., where they will vls^t rel atives for several days Dee Moody, E. A. Dlttle and D. B. Bradley have returned from south Ala bama, where they went on a week's hunt. Thep report much success. Miss Mattie Briggs has been removed to the South Highlands Infirmary, where she underwent an operation for appendi citis. Mrs. J. C. Berry has returned from a visit to relatives and friends in Florida. Miss Zelna Lefkovlts and Miss MUdnsI Jaffe have returned from a week’s visit to relatives in Talladega. Frank Childers left yesterday for Roan oke, where he will be the guest of rela tives for several weeks. Mrs. Phil Gulley and little daughter, Claudia, have returned to their home In Meridian, after n visit to Mrs. E. A. Lit tle and Mrs. R. T. Bmlth. Petition In Bankruptcy Voluntary petition in bankruptcy was filed yesterday by the Martin Bread Bak ery company in the office of the United States court. The liabilities were sched uled at $15,433.80 and assets estimated at $8990. O. E. Cowden was appointed re ceiver by Judge E. H. Dryer, referee in bankruptcy, with Instructions to operate the business as a going concern until fur ther orders of the court. Let Music Mingle With Yuletide Cheer In Your Home A Piano, the most sensible gift you could make the entiro family. Think of the pleasure yourself and members of your tamily will have for years to como. 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