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ARE ABOLISHED BY _ Immigration Department and Bureau of Cotton Statistics Get Hook R* I,. *. BETTY Montgomery. Janaury 29>-“i Special.) The house today passed bills abolish ing the immigration department and the bureau of cotton statistics Only si • votes favored the retention of tile form er department, while the opposition to the latter was unanimous. A similar measure abolishing the cotton statistics department was passed in the senate last week, but has not been set down for passage on the house calender. The passage of hills engaged the at tention of the house during the greater part of the morning session. Various bills were introduced, but there was a great falling off in the number of measures presented for legislative con sideration as compared with the early days of the session. Two bills were passed by the house of interest to Jefferson county. The first was a measure, introduced by Repre sentative Hogan, to allow the Birming ham Dental college to dispose of the proceeds of the sale of certain property. While the measure was general, being applicable to all corporations organized under the state for educational pur poses, it applied specifically to the col lege at Birmingham. Another measure affecting Jefferson » ounty was a bill presented by Repi»o sentative Welch for the relief of Rose lluey, clerk and register of the city court of Bessemer. By the provisions of the bill, Mr. Huey will have $8110 ^ ^funded to him. Salary of Solicitor The house passed two measures in troduced by Representative Ben lie of Tuscaloosa. affecting the fees and sal ary of the solicitor of that county. The first measure provides that all fees earned and collected by the solicitor shall be paid into the county treasury, and the second bill fixes the salary of that official at $2500 per annum. The only debate of the session oc curred when there was called up for passage a measui '-, introduced by Rep resentative Moot* of Fayette county, providing for tin* drainage of farm, wet, swamp and overflowed lands In ■ the state. The bill was on the verge of passing tlie house when some one Inquired whether or not the measure carried an appropriation. It was then ascertained that an appropriation was provided, whereupon a debate was pre cipitated. The bill was temporarily dis posed of by being deferred until the fourteenth legislative day. To ICIcct Senators One of the most important measures introduced was a bill to provide for the election of I nited States senators by a vote of the people and to provide for their appointment by the governor when vacancies occur. The senate, also has this bill under consideration. Representative Merritt of Macon in troduced a bill to reduce the number of examiners of public accounts from seven t<» three. Seven examiners weru authorized by the legislature of 1911. A bill to abolish the office of super numerary judge was introduced by Rep resentative Darden. The most important resolution pre sented for legislative consideration was introduced by Representative Walden of Morgan county. The resolution pro vides for the appointment of a joint senate and house committee to investi gate the cases of all persons who have been dropped from the state pension rolls as a result of the recent investi gation of the board of pension exami ners. Authority is granted in the reso lution for the committee, following ad journment of the present session, to visit every county in Alabama in mak ing the pension investigation. The house adopted the senate join* resolution providing for Alabama's ac ceptance of a government appropria tion of $10,000 for agneiiltural develop ment. The fund will he disbursed by the Alabama Polytechnic institute at Au burn. (tame Department The fight on the game and fish de partment will he resumed in tlio house ■ -m HIGH GLASS M O N U M E N T S Original DcNituiN IAHiinIvpIv STUDIO OF MEMORIAL ART Suite ollO OriAwn-Marx llldg. Phone till ■ - 1 Thursday Feb. 4 COHANsHARRISP»e»»t m IN THE MUSICAL SENSATION THE BEAUTY SHOP Prieou • ’'""'lee .ane <•> mi.rui M. I ILCB, \ lithl 50e Iti $^.0)l Sent* am Sail* TiD'Nilu.) KCIAH VAUDEVILLE Iftt***** _ BESSIE WV!»K, the Lady Dainty Flureuze TempeNt, Our American Hoy and Five Other Keith Feature* AJESTI Home of Feature Fllma 12 NOON TO -I A„ 10 P. M. “THE PRICE HE PAID” B-Reel Feature From ELLA WHEELEH WILCOX’S Great Poem Majestic I I Wtlllamaon Expedition to lh«* We»t Indie* Submarinel .r::, 1 p Adventure* I'nder the Sen ! Monday, when Representative Sorrell nt Tallapoosa county will make a mo tion to have liis bill providing for tho abolition of the department taken from the adverse calender and placed on the reRTular calender for passage. Mr. Sor rell today announced that he will make that motion on the next legislative day. A similar fight on the department occurred in the senate last week, when Senator I.usk attempted to have his Mil taken from the adverse ealendar. However, the motion was lost by a vote of more than two to one. Tn dleations are that Air. Sorrell's motion will he voted down by the house mem bers. The house convened at 10 o'clock, tho Rev. Dr. Charles Stakely of Montgom ery offering the invocation. Ninety-eight members were present. NEWS OF ENSLEY j At the meeting of the Ensley Re lief association, held yesterday morn ing in tin- office of \V. R. Stewart, on Nineteenth street, it was decided to s< t aside Thursday. February 4, ns don ation day. since the organization of the association they have relieved over 60 families in this district. Tho funds and nsoi^rces arc running low and they have set aside next Thursday to j collect more donations. A committee i com.posed of the Rev. A. K. Wright, i W R. Stewart, Miss Dorothy Crlm and Mrs. Harry Hillhouse was appointed to see President G, G. Crawford in re gard to the Tennessee company donat ing a car of coal for distribution among the poor people. They were un able to sec Mr. Crawford yesterday aft ernoon but were promised by the sec retary that he would take the matter up with Mr. Crawford and would lev. them know about the matter as soon as possible. The members are having severul thousand cards printed which they will distribute throughout Ensley with the following wording: “Donation day for the Ensley Relief Association, Thursday. February 4, 1913. “Please leave any clothing, staple groceries or money you may wish to donate for the relief of Ensley’s poor Jit the nearest address below or phono to call for packages: Mrs. .1. C. Biyant, 2201 Avenue I, phone 383-J; Miss Dor othy ('rim, Ensley Wesley House, phone 1037: Mrs. J. C. Brumbaugh, 2523 Fns lev avenue, phone 106-W; Mrs. R. S. Hickman, Shady Side, phone 303-J; Mrs. T. A. English, 342 Twenty-ninth street, Fairfield, phone 870-J; Mrs. H. A. Be vicre Wylam, phone 1075; Rev. A. Tv. Wright, Avenue G, phone 481-J: or W. R. Stewart, 509 Nineteenth street, phono 251." Tho Ensley Relief association mem bers are taking an active interest in the effort to lessen the distress that prevails in the district. The chairmen of the different districts have teen kept busy since the organization was started attending to those that arc in need. They state, they will be un able to continue their work unless oth er donations are made. Funeral services over the remains of Miss Myrtle Shaddick will be conduct ed from the Ensley Methodist church this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Interment will follow at the Oakland cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Watts, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. W. G. Gaston, pastor of the Ensley Highland Methodist church, will officiate. Sue 1h survived by her parents. Mr. and Mrs. .1. P. Shaddick, three brothers and one sister. Miss Shaddick was 20 years of , age and was well liked by those who' knew her. She was very popular among the young people of this city and was a very prominent church worker. The pallbearers have been named as fol lows: D. J. Flummer, Grover Warren, Professor Banks. Dr. Jesse Robins, Ed win Cook and Herbert Trotman. All members of tin* Epworth league of the Ensley Methodist church are re quested to meet on the corner of Ave nue F and Nineteenth street at 2:30 o'clock for the purpose of attending the funeral of Miss Shaddick in a body. The condition of D. C. Townsend, who j was shot in the hip Thursday flight about 10 o’clock on Avenue I and Twenty-eighth street by an officer, is said to be improving. A burglar call was telephoned into the Ensley police headquarters and Officers Pope, Grif fis. Givens and Sandefer answered the call. People living next door to the house where the shooting occurred stated that the occupants were away on a visit and that they saw two men enter th•• house and knowing the cir cumstances telephoned 1 lie police. The officers surrounded the house while one of them knocked on the front door. Just then someone Jumped out of the window. All of the officers called on the man to halt and tired their guns up in the air several times, bur. the man kept on running. Seeing that he was about to get away one of them shot and hit him in the hip. When asked who lie was he gave his name us Smith, but authorities later ftund out his name to be Townsend. The officers decided to search the house for the other fellow and upon inves tigating found seven other ydung white men In the bouse. All were fined J7.50 on a charge of gaming by Judge J. T. Dowry. The officers state that they thought Townson was a burglar try ing to escape or they would not have shot at him. Yesterday proved a very busy day for the Ensley fire department, three alarms being turned in. Tho first, alarm, about 10:10 o’clock in the morn ing, was at 2121 Avenue J when a fine caught fire. No damage was done. About 2:30 o'clock in the afternoon an automobile owned by Mrs. Guy Freeman caught fire from a short cir cuit. The lire department was called to extinguish the blaze. About 110 damage was done. Tho next alarm was at 3:40 o'clock in the afternoon from the residence of J. F. Duliern, 613 Twenty-third street. A spark on the roof caused the fire, which was ex tinguished with little loss. “Hiawatha's Childhood," which was presented at the Ensley High w hool last night by tho members of the Ryric club, was attended by a large crowd. Tin- play was one of the best ever held at the school and was very enjov.ible. The costumes of tho cast and the In dian songs were one of the features of the entertainment. Mrs. Emma Madison. formerly of Woodlawn, has moved to this city She is now in her new home at 2612 Ens ley avenue. Drug Cure a Failure New York, February 29.—A special com mittee appointed by the board of estimate to investigate the city’s treatment of drug habit victims reported today that the at tempt to cure drug cases sent to hos pitals has been a failure. Victims were committed to the hospitals for so short periods that no good results were ac complished, the report said. Regal changes were proposed permitting longei sentences for offenders. _ Seventh Day Adventists Services The Seventh Day Adventists hold their regular Sabbath services today in the chapel on Nineteenth street and Seventh avenue. Sabbath school, 9:45 a. m. Preaching. 11 a. m. Elder A. L. Miller, president of the Alabama conference of Seventh Day Adventists, will preach. His subject will be “The Seal of God.” At 3 p. m. the Young People’s Missionary Volunteer society and the Junior M. V. society meet. The public is cordially in vited. GOVERNOR NAMES FEBRUARY 3 CROP DIVERSIFICATION DAY By I,. S. BETTY | Gov. Charles Henderson today issued his first proclamation since assuming the of fice of governor. He designated Wednes day, February 3. as "crop diversification day," and called upon all the citizens of the state and civic organizations to as semble on that day and take action look ing to the general betterment of the farm ers and the general welfare of the people, of the state. His proclamation follows; "Whereas, Recent events in the history of the cotton market In Alabama and other southern states have demonstrated | beyond question the failure of the one crop policy as an economic proposition; and. "Whereas, It J.* essential to The contin ued welfare and progress of the state of Alabama that tills should be a practiced development amongst our people of the | bers of the football team of the Besse mer high school were presented with the sweaters they fought eo hard for during the past season this morning at the high school auditorium. Prof. R. A. Mickle principal of the high school, made a short talk, as did Coach J. Gordon* Sparkes and Eugene Hawkins, president of tlie Athletic association. The sweaters were presented by Miss Annie Vieve Thornton, Miss Marjorie Williams. Miss Vertna Randle, Miss Kathleen Cahill. Miss Minnie Jackson, Miss,Nannie Sim moilfc and Miss Alma England to the members of the football team, who arc F. Hughes, captain; Deward Fountain, Herbert Salters, Fred Calhoun, Frank Scott, Walton Smith, Carl Ross, Robert Dec, Bryant Cowan, Joe Houston and Howard Thaxton. A vocal solo was ren dered by Miss Lillian and Miss Kathleen Cahill, while several Instrumental solos were rendered by members of the high school. After the presentation of the sweaters Joe Houston, captain of the 1915 team, thanked the committee, the teachers and pupils who attended all of the games. The sweater is a very hand some coat speater with a high roll collar and is white, while on the left breast is a large purple "B." A number of ladies of Bessemer met at the public library tills afternoon for the purpose* of organizing a suffrage associa tion in Bessemer. About 15 members joined, the officers being elected as fol lows: Mrs. Kate Jones, president (the place of the vice president was left to be filled at the next meeting); Mrs. W. R. Smith, secretary, and Mrs. Gwylym Her bert. treasurer. Mrs. John M. Martin was elected us chairman of the commit tee to draw up the by-laws. She will name the other members of her com mittee. The next meeting will be held Saturday afternoon at Z o’clock at the public llbrury. The basketball team of the Bessemer High school, accompanied by Coach Sparkes, will go to Columbiana tomorrow, where they will meet the fast team of the Shelby County High school. The lpcal five has been put through some hard practice preparing for the game. The Bessemer line-up will be as follows: Hill, center; Scott, captain; Bailey, and C. Hughes, forwards; F. Hughes. Smith Houston and Lee, guards. Gerald Mickle and Eugene Hawkins will also go with the team. A wedding which came as a surprise was that of Mac Batson and Miss Kath leen Keith ol’ Birmingham, which was quietly solemnized last night ut the par sonage of the First Methodist church of Birmingham, the ceremony being pro nounced by the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Johnson. The young people were accom panied on that happy mission by Mr. and Mrs. Claude Batson and Wigs Thompson Miss Keith Is a charming young woman, while Mr. Batson is the third son of Sheriff and Mrs. T. J. Batson, and is secretary and treasurer of the P.atson Mercantile company, recently organized, and is a young man of sterling qualities. Mr. and Mrs. Batson left immediately for Atlanta, where they will spend sev eral days. On their return they will be at borne in Bessemer. A pretty double wedding was solem nized last night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Williams at Floss mines when j Miss Frances Addle Campbell of Line-1 ville and R. E. Williams and Miss Hattie I Mae Adams and Mr. J. J. Ross were united In marriage, the ceremony being, pronounced by the Rev. 1. F. Sawllow, pastor of tin* First Presbyterian church. Mr. Williams Is the son of the superin tendent of the Sloss company and his bride is a young lady of striking person ality, being very popular in her home. Miss Adams was reared in Talladega, but 1 as lived in Bessemer for the past threa years, where she is very popular, while Mr. Ross is the efficient timekeeper of the Sloss company. Mr. and Mrs. Wil liams will reside at Sloss, while Mr. and Mrs. Ross will live in a bungalow being erected in East Bessemer. Funeral services over the remains of J. P. Embry were held this afternoon from the undertaking establishment of Jacobs on Third avenue, the services be ing conducted by the Rev. M. K. Thorn ton, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment was made at Cedar Hill ceme tery. The deceased dropped dead last Saturday morning and was only survived by one sister, Mrs. Mattie Braley, of Fan Jose, Cal. The pallbearers were Willis Hammond. N. B. Parker, G. W. Trout, Joe Rosenbush, Hardy Johnson and Ar thur Jacobs. The Bessemer city court adjourned this morning after completing the jury civil docket set for the week. Court will con vene again next Monday morning, at which time another jury civil docket will be taken up. Judge J. C. B. Gwln will preside und Solicitor Ben. G. Perry will look after the state’s interest. Carrell. the young son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Adkins died this afternoon after a short illness of pneumonia and measles at the home of his parents at Woodward. The funeral will take place tomorrow aft ertioon a* 2 o’clock from the residence, the services being conducted by the Rev. I. F. Swallow, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Interment will be made at the Bethlehem cemetery with Jacobs in charge. v -- Jacksonville, January 29.—(Special.)—The Calhoun county diversified farming cam paign has elected Dave W. Goodlett chair man of this city. The campaign will be gin February 11 and will have 22 meet ings in the county and have 22 chair men. The Rev. T. D. Car Hedge has been se lected as a delegate to represent the Pres byterian church of tills city at the lay men's convention that convenes in Char lotte, N. C., early in February. Two new residences have just been completed in the city, one on Seaboard avenue, belonging to J. D. Ferrall, and the other on Eust Francis avenue, owned by P. Br Poyntei. ;j'(,ucuu; j'vhvj ui v-l ui > viiiiiiv-aiivii, «»•*'* to that end such a movement has been inaugurated by certain patriotic citizens and civic bodies in the state which should meet with universal encouragement. "Now. therefore, in the interest of such movement, I do hereby proclaim Wednes day, February 3, 1915, be and it is hereby set aside, apart and designated as 'crop diversification day’ in Alabama, and all the citizens of the state and all the civic and industrial bodies of the state are hereby most cordially invited and urged to assemble in such manner and at such time and places as may seem to them meet and proper and take such action as, in their judgment, may be desirable and wise to forward this great movement looking to the general betterment of the •farmers and the general welfare 'of the people of the state. ‘In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the great seal of the state to be affixed at Montgomery, this, the 29th day of January, in tlie year of our Lord. 1915." SHAPIRO TALKS ON “LOAN SHARK” BILL Says It Has Been Favorably Reported and Will Most Likely Be Passed by House Isadore Shapiro returned to the ’ city lust night from Montgomery well pleased with the progress of his "loan shark” bill. Representative Shapiro stated that bis bill would pass the house by a sub stantial majority. Mr. Shapiro will be in Birmingham until Monday. “Despite the powerful lobby working against the loan shark bill," said Repre sentative Shapiro, "it was reported fa vorably to the house and it will pass bj- a substantial majority, I am sure. How tl»e bill will fare in the senate can not be foretold." It was suggested to Representative Shapiro that some bill be Introduced that would allow confiscation of all dangerous weapons found on arrested persons. Mr. Shapiro assented reudily to this and stat ed that he was preparing such a bill. “A drastic 'pistol toter's' bill will be Introduced and very likely passed," said Mr. Shapiro, "and there will be a clause In the bill to the effect that all dan- j gerous weapons found on arrested per sons will be confiscated. At the present, time a "pistol toter" after being arrested and lined for carrying a pistol can return to police headquarters and have his weapon returned. Farmers* Institute at Columbus Columbus, Miss., January 29.— (Spe cial.)—A farmers' institute was held at the Chamber of Commerce yesterday morning and was largely attended, ev ery seal in the auditorium being oc cupied. The institute was held under the auspices of tin* farm work exten sion department of the Mississippi Agricultural and Mechanical college. Prof. E. it. Lloyd, director of this de partment, was the principal speaker, his subject being "The Feeding Values of Hay. ' VV. M. Newton, a member of the Birmingham Board of Trade, also delivered an address on the grading of hay. The meeting developed the fact that a local hay weighing and inspec tion bureau is urgently needed and the hay growers of this section will prob ably take steps at an early date to establish such a bureau. Colonials Interned Berlin, January 29.— (Via London, 5:20 p. in.)—A dispatch from Hamburg says all British colonials there with the temporary e xception of the Aus tralians have been arrested and trans ported to Rulileben. where they are to be interned. Colonials originally were left at liberty when Englishmen were interned, but now they are to be sent to concentration camps. I The Bessemer National Bank Bessemer, Alabama \ ♦ Condensed Report to Comptroller at the Close of Business, December 31, 1914 4 I RESOURCES LIABILITIES 1 Loans and Discounts ..$433,154.25 Capital. $100,000.00 5; Overdrafts. 521.14 Surplus ...i 50,000.00 I Banking House, Fixtures, etc. 25,000.00 Undivided Profits (Net)... 2,978.98 I Other Real Estate.954.31 Circulation . 145,000.00 I U. S. Bonds and Premiums. 100,000.00 Reserve for Taxes. 1,278.23 I ^ , i n i Dividends Unpaid. 6,000.00 a • Cash and Bonds Deposits........ 535,252.19 I Cash in Vault.$ 72,236.71 1 Cash With Banks. 159,073.66 ■ Cash With U. S. Treas... 7,250.00 State Bonds. 20,000.00 ■ Municipal Bonds. 22,319.33— 280,879.70 I $840,509.40 * $840,509.40 I Under Government Control I OFFICERS DIRECTORS T.F. ROBINSON LOUIS M’LAIN m R. F. SMITH, President LOUIS HOSTER W. H. LEWIS ■ LOUIS M’LAIN, Vice President R. H. BANISTER JAS. TROTTER ■ W. H. LEWIS, Cashier W. J. LONG LEE MOODY G. R. DAVIES. Assistant Cashier G. H. STEVENSON R. F. SMITH !i Weather Forecast Washington, January 29.—Weather forecast for Alabama: Rain Saturday or Saturday night and probably Sun day. Tennessee: Rain Saturday and prob ably Sunday. Georgia: Fair Saturday; Sunday un settled; probably rain in west. Mississippi: Rain Saturday and prob ably Sunday. Local Data For the 24 hours ending at 7 >■ m., January 29. 1915: Highest temperature . 53 Lowest temperature .. 28 Mean temperature . 40 Normal temperature . 46 Defh Vney in temperature sin«:e January 1 . 98 Rainfall . 00 Total rainfall since Jan. 1 . 3.78 Deficiency in railfall since Jan. 1.. 1.24 Relative humidity, 7 a. m. 73 Relative humidity, 7 p. m. 36 Weather Conditions Summary of observations made at United States Weather Bureau stations during the 24 hours ending 8 p. m.t seven ty-fifth meridian time, January 29, 1915: Temperature Stations > JX 2£ S? or O' orq in < 3 d » 31 7 c o. and C ** $ ^ !“• ’S. 3 «■* pi <-*■ in t Weather at 8 p. m. " Atlanta^ cloudy . 48 52 28 TTT Birmingham, clear .. 47 53 28 ... Boston, cloudy . 18 24 2) Buffalo, clear . 6 12 4 .08 Calgary, clear . 10 24' *6 Charleston, clear .... 48 52 38 Chicago, clear . 12 16 0 ... Denver, cloudy . 38 48 2i Des Moines, cloudy ..14 18 0 Duluth, cloudy . *4 *4 *22 Fort Worth, rain . 48 50 .. .03 Cialveston, rain ...... 56 56 4S .0 1 Hatteras. clear . 38 46 33 ... Jacksonville, clear .. 54 . . 42 ... Kansas City, rain . . 26 28 18 Knoxville, cloudy .... 44 48 2 1 ... Louisville, snow .... 26 30 12 ... Memphis, cloudy. 46 46 28 ... Minneapolis, clear .... *2 4 . Mobile, clear . 52 58 40 ... Montgomery, clear . . 50 56 34 ... Nashville, cloudy .... 38' 40 IS ... New Orleans, cloudy . 52 58 44 ... New York, clear .... 24 28 16 ... Oklahoma, cloudy .... 42 44 28 ... Phoenix, cloudy . 64 68 54 1.46 Pittsburg, clear . 14 18 4 ... Elaleigh, clear . 40 48 25 ... San Antonio, rain.. .. 52 62 14 .02 San Francisco, cloudy . 52 56 50 .66 Shreveport, cloudy .. .52 54 40 ... Spokane, cloudy . 38 38 26 .01 St. Louis, snow . 24 26 8 .14 Fampa, clear . 60 66 40 ... Foledo, cleai’ . 10 18 0 ... Vicksburg, cloudy ... 56 60 38 ... Washington, clear .... 30 36 18 ... Winnipeg, cloudy .... *8 *8 *36 ... •Indicates below zero. E. C. HORTON, Local Forecaster. r\VO FIGHT DUEL TO DEATH IN TEXAS Bynum, Tex., January 29.—Dr. A. C. Saylors, standing inside a*drug store here today, fought a duel with and killed .roc Fitzpatrick, a restaurant keeper, who fired from the sidewalk in front o9 his place. The physician returned to Bynum last night after re covering from a stab wound inflicted last December by Fitzpatrick as Say lors was leaving the Fitzpatrick home. Spectators say they could not tell who fired iirst. Bank Robbed Avant, Okla., January 29.—Three masked men late today held up the cashier of the Bank of Avant and es caped with about $1000. Commission Probably Will Restore Classification Prior to Agreement By HUGH W. ROBERTS Montgomery, January 29.—(Special.) Despite the fact tiiat it. is apparent that neither the legislature nor the railroad commission is filled with determination to revive the old warfare against th« inllroads and other corporatloris doing business In Alabama, nothing seems to be more certain than that either the com mission or the legislature will restore classification 35—that which was in force prior to the comparatively recent tempor ary agreement. As is remembered, during the guber natorial campaign, much was eaid by an ti-Henderson forces regarding a trade or a compromise or a “surrender” to thf railroads. Following the nomination of Mr. Henderson, the commission, by unan imous action, put into effect a new classi fication, classification 40. It was provided that, this classification should be in fore: until .Tune l. The railroads contended that the desire on their part that classi fication 10 be substituted for 35 was due to the fact that 40 was more effective than 35 in establishing uniformity ol classification throughout the three classifi cation territories of the United States. On the other hand, some of the business organizations of the state, notable one oi Birmingham composed principally of shippers, have complained that classifica tion 40 is exceedingly drastic, in that its rates show large and “extortionate” ad vancement over the rates of classification So Anticipate Action There is no question byt that the people are anticipating some action regarding the recent change and are I anticipating that that action will be initiated by the commission, two of the members of which were elected despite their violent denunciation of what w.as said during the campaign to have been a trade between the com mission and the railroads. As a matter of fact, the commission is considering the restoration of classiflcatiqn 35. and the reopening of the case. In other words, it seems to be the plan of the commission to restore the situation which existed prior to the recent set tlement and then determine the jus tice of the contention of the railroads that something for them should be done. Tn the event that the commission does not act in accordance with the above idea, it is safe to state that the legislature will do so. There is no secret made of the fact that legisla tors of both houses have informally discussed the situation and have in formally indicated that they would act unless the commission will have acted by the date of reconvening following recess. As to whether or not the peoplo would support w'ith their sentiment the contemplated action is unknown. It is believed in Montgomei'y. however, that while the bulk of the campaign charges was without sound basis, the people would like foi; the case to be re opened in order that before a commis sion of men not connected with the old commission the railroads and the people may be done justice. The impres sion is that should the railroads make out their case, their request should be granted. The desire seems to be that the rail roads make out their case. Ratify Cotton Bill Columbia, S. C.. January 29.—The South Carolina senate today ratified the War ren bill repealing the law passed last October limiting the cultivation of cotton to one-third the area formerly planted. The measure now goes to Governor Man ning for action. “Business Justice” Rathei Than Sentiment Likely to Predominate By HUGH W. IUIBRRTS Montgomery, January 29.—(Special.)—Ac Uon regarding the <;h<ld labor bill ha been postponed. The prediction is gen eral that the committee will either amen' the bill ad it was originally drawn, o grant the petition of the cotton mill oper ators that their plants be visited and verdict rendered in accordance with "busi ness justice," rather than sentiment. As reported in The Age-Herald of thl morning last night the case was put dl reot before joint committees by tho cle\ erest debaters which the contendin. forces could produce. The supporters c tho child labor bill had struggled wit. tlte members for 10 days or more an had made headway. Nevertheless, there 1 no gainsaying the fact that the opera tors, through their presentation of th case, made y distinctly favorably impres sion. ,w v The operators w ho are or have bee on the scene are anion* the best, know: men of the state. Notable anion* ther were ex-Gov. B. B. Comer and Donal Comer, who have mills in Avondale an Sylacauga: T. IT. Rennie of Pell Clt> Scott Roberts of Anniston, -Scott Maxwei of Cordova. Dave Goodwyn of Selma Joseph J. Bradley of Huntsville an others. .7 The contention of these operators \va that with weekly working hours llmite to 48 and 55 hours, Alabama mills coul not successfully compete with Georgi; mills working tK) hours a week. The; made no objection to increasing the ag limit this year to 13 years and next yen to 14 years. Regarding the contention a the advocates of the bill that condition arc horrible and that the effect on th human system is distressing in that i renders individuals infirm in body an soul, the operators entered a simple dc nial. “Come to our plants," read the genera invitation, “and see for yourselves. W have sanitary buildings for working an living. We have playgrounds, schools churches, gymnasiums, baths and me Uon picture shows. We have workin, forces which are happy and prosperou and healthy. “Como and see for yourselves. Or be fore you render a verdict bused on sen timent, pure and simple, permit us t bring operatives to Montgomery. W simply want justice—a verdict rendere after a consideration of business as we as sentiment.” In the event that the contemplated rt cess is taken, it is believed that actio: regarding the cotton mills will be post poned, and during tho recess an invest! gation made in order that the child labo problem of Alabama might be settled per manently. Settles Short Account Washington, January 29.—Jose Nolas co, formerly director of public work of Santo Domingo, has settled tho $800 shortage in his accounts witli the Do minican government, according to ; cablegram to the state department to day. Keeplug In Good Condition Many people suffer from lndigestioi and constipation and do not know It. i feeling of dullness and languidness, bit ter taste in the mouth, headache, bil ions fever—most of those condition when you “arc not sick, but don’t fee right”—can be traced to sluggish bo\Vel and torpid liver. Foley Cathartic Tablet cleanse tho system, arouse the livel banish Indigestion and make you “fee g.„ a—•fc.cr”—light, energetic and am bi * by all druggists.