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Circuit Will Be Reduced to
Six Clubs—Bruner New
President
Atlanta. February 15.— (Special.)
The Georgia-Alabama league was re
organized her© today at a meeting of
(he directors of the league and re
' dueed to a six-club circuit instead of
• ight.
The towns retained in the league
New nan, l^aGrange, Borne, Annh •
Talladega and either Selma or
GT.l'in. Opelika did not have n rep
resentative* at the meeting and wa -
c utomatlc.ally dropped, while Gadsden
informed the meeting they did not want
thdr franchise.
The matter of whether Grifftu. Ga .
or Selma will be retained will be de
cided at a meeting of the league to
be held it Newnan, Ga., February 25.
The league will either pur has*
Selma's franchise and turn it over to
Griffin, Selma's geographical location
being a drawback, so the director*
* think, or Selma's proposition of Agree
ing to pay each visiting city $5 addi
tional guarantee daily will be a fee p ted.
It was agreed that the playing sea
•on would be 90 games and that it
■would start between May 1 and May
JO. The schedule will be drafted at
the February 25 meeting.
C. Li. Bruner of Talladega was elect
ed president and F. (\ Ferrell of La -
Orange, vice president. The prf.sidt.it
will name his own secretary.
SEAMAN DIES FROM
BOXING INJURIES
Seattle. February 15.—A. V. Brown
•f Dallas, Tex., a seaman on the cruise!
North Dakota at the Puget Sound nav>
yard, died today from injuries received
yesterday while boxing on the cruisei
West Virginia with Clarence Salmon
another seaman. Naval authorities helc
Salmon blameless.
Practice Begins
^ Cambridge. Mass.. Feb. 15.—Thirteen
men appeared at the opening of spring
baseball practice today as candidates «.
j pitch for Harvard this season. Then
I were four prospective catellers.
I, DM You Join the America!
|*‘Rough Dry Club” Yesterday'
I —MANY DII
I'foJn today—send all the family wash
ling down. Everything washed clea
■ (Including shirts) and starched read
Ifor the electric iron cnly
| f* CENTS
k O a POUND
1.720-22 Second Vve.
Members L. N. A. of A.
,3715 3716
Tha Original "Rough Dry”. Lauhdr
I CENTRAL HIGH
BASKETBALL GAMES
■ Two postponed games occupied the main
attraction in the Central High school
gymnasium yesterday afternoon in the
junior division, neither having any de
cided importance. The juniors had an
easy opponent in the little Paul Hayne
learn and rolled up a score of 35 to 16.
Kennedy played a star game. Davis
and Sherwood put up a good game for
the losers.
The sophs had an easy time and served
a neat victory over the lowly senior five.
'Pile smallness of the score is due to the
long shots. The sophs were at the. large
end of the score of s to 2. Caldwell
showed good ability for the seniors while
Agee and Heldman could not hove done
better.
The complete summary follows: Paul
Hayne, Davis and Griffin. forwards.
.Sherwood, center; Norton and Barrett,
guards.
Juniors: Kennedy and Jones, forwards:
Reeves, renter; Bodekor and Norris,
guards.
Field goals: Davis. 1; Griffin, 1; Sher
wood, 2; Norton, 3: Kennedy, 6; .Tones, 1:
Reeves, 10. Foul goals. Davis. 2: Ken
nedy. 1.
Seniors: Filbert and Koplan, forwards;
Howie, center; Caldwell and Randman.
guards.
Sophomores: A gee and Fox. forwards:
Heldman. renter; Odom and Smith,
guards. Field goals. Fox, 2: Agee. 1;
Heldman, 1; Caldwell. 1. Referee, Bur
ney. J. F. B.
j RATIFY TRANSFER
BALTIMORE CLUB
New York, February 15.—The trans
fer of the Baltimore club of the In
| ternational league to Richmond, Va..
j was ratified at a conference here to
uay of International club owners. The
league will announce its schedule four
weeks from today, it was said after
the meeting.
The season will begin April 27, it
was said, with Toronto playkig at
Richmond.
Alvin M. Smith, president of the Rich
mond club, and Jack Dunn, formerly
of Baltimore, who will manage the
transferred club this year, represented
Richmond at the meeting.
| TENNIS TOURNEY |
New York. February 15.—G. F. Touch
aid. playing through holder of the Na
tional Indoor Tennis championship
singles, was star performer today in the
engles of the national indoor tournament
here today. In the fourth round lie beat
J. M. Steinacher 6-1, 6-4. *fcarl Behr de
faulted in tlie singles to 13. H. Whitney.
The most important matches in the
clout les were:
First round—Ling Smith and A. 8.
Cragin, regimental champions, beaten by
f T. C. Grant, national champion, and 13. M.
Whitney; Karl Behr and T. R. Poll beat
C. C. Chumbers and B. 11. Dwight; Dr.
W. Rosenbaum and A. M. Lovlboivd b**at
V. c. Arguibau and P. C. Love, The
Austrnlian-Knglish pair; Count Otto Salm
and F. C. Zehrmann. Austrlan-Germain
pair, beat F. Cobb and G. A. Walker, Jr.
Second Round—G. F. Touchard and W.
M. Washburn beat J. A. Coll-.im and L.
R. Jennings 6-1, 6-0.
To Arrange Game
West Point, N. Y.. Feb. 15.—West Point
and Annapolis football representatives
L will meet in New’ York tomorrow to ar
> range final details concerning this year's
football game between the two service
schools which will be played at the Polo
) Grounds, New York. November 27. Under
tlie arrangement entered into last fall.
. the games to be played in a5191nd 1911
will be in N»»w York. «►
f May Trade Kirclier
Atlanta. February 15.-- (Special.1—George
Kirclier. Cracker comedian, will be traded
1 > tlie Pacific Coast league for Ro>
Moran, former Cracker, if waivers are se
rin ed on Kirclier. Both players and bott
clubs have agreed on transfers and terms
Wifi vers alone are awaited to complete
the deal.
Paws Racing Bill
Carson City. February 16.—A bil
amending the anti-gambling lav so as
to legalise betting on horse races nndei
the pari-mutuel system was passed to
day by the assembly IS to 12. It now
goes to Governor Boyle for signature.
Give* Sum to Red Cross
The Hague. February 15.—(Via Lon
don, 10 p in.)—Henry Van Dyke. Amer
, Um minister here, toda} tunnel over
| 15000 to The Netherlands Red Cross
r society for the American Red Cross
f The cash was received by Prince Hern >
of Weid, president of the Dutch Rd
Cross.
'FAIRFIELD 10 HAVE
! WEEKLY NEWSPAPER
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| Commercial Club Decides to
| Call It Fairfield Advocate.
Fine Meeting Held
At an enthusiastic meeting of the. Fair
field Commercial club held last night a
name was decided upon for the new
weekly newspaper, which will be pub
lished under the auspices of the club. It
will he called The Fairfield Advocate.
The name was suggested by Miss Brazel
ton of Knsley and she was declared the
prize winner in the contest recently in
stituted. A total of 213 suggestions for
names was received.
Thirty-six were present at last night's
meeting which is considered remarkably
fine attendance In view of the size of
the membership. Among other things
last night It was decided to begin a
series of trade trips by automobile to
hutld up the business of Fairfield mer
chants in their trade territory.
A movement was also started to or
ganize a corps of Bov Scouts In Fair
field and the following committee was
named to make the arrangements: W.
D. Miller, chairman: J. O. Cooper, B.
IT. Sadler.
Reports were made last night on the
new public library which has been opened
in the club rooms and which has been
highly successful. Among the visitors
last night was President Hill Ferguson
of the Birmingham Real Estate Ex
change. Cigars and refreshments w’ere
served following the business meting.
Officers of the Fairfield Commercial
club are Dr. Burr Ferguson, president:
Dr. J. W. Carmichael, treasurer; C. W.
Roberts, secretary.
INDORSE PLAN FOR
FIVE COMMISSIONERS
| Merchants’ Protective Association
Also Arranges for the Holding of
Various Sectional Meetings
The regular monthly meeting of the'
Merchants’ Protective association, which
was unusually well-attended last night,
resulted in vigorous action being taken
in regard to a number of matters of
interest to all retail mercantile Interests, j
including the adoption of resolutions in
dorsing the five-commissioner bill, the
Judge commissiary check bill and the bi
monthly pay day bill, now before the
state legislature, and the derision to hold
sectional meetings of the association in
the various divisions of Birmingham
wherein the association has represent
ative membership.
The first meeting of the newl-adopted
plan will he held In Avondale next week
and (’. H. Colvin, S. P. Bragg and J. G
Dickinson were appointed a committee to
arrange details, the executive officers of
the association to attend the meting in
a body.
The resolutions indorsing the Weakley
five-commissioner hill, which were unani
mously adopted by a rising vote after:
considerable discussion of every phase'
of the matter, were submitted by Wil- j
Ham A. Spencer of Wylam. wrho lias I
given a great deal of study to the sub
ject.
J. C. Cocoran, F. E. Spain, John W.
I O'Neill and others spoke in favor of the
I hill and the resolutions were formally
adopted as follows:
“Whereas, the oldest municipal com
mission cities in the United States. Des
Moins. Ta.. Dallas and Houston, Tex.,
have five city commissioners, and where
as, by report of a competent municipal
expert who visited these cities that they
are run with efficiency and economy.
“Therefore, lie it resolved by the Mer
chants’ Protective association that, we
indorse Judge Weakley’s commission bill,
passed by the state senate and reported
favorably by municipal organization com
mittee in the house of representatives,
and urge Its adoption into law' at once.”
Another important step taken by the
association was the adoption of the fol
lowing resolution on the good roads sub
ject:
“Resolved, that the Merchants’ Protec
tive association indorse the bill for the
continuation of the Alabama highway
commission and the state aid to counties
in construction of roads."
Prior to the social session, which con
cluded the meeting the following new’
members were elected; Pizitz Depart
ment store. Trustee’s I.#oan and Guaranty
Company, S. P. Bragg. J. G. Dickinson
Grocery Company, G. W. Futrell, Central
Pharmacy of Wylam. Hanlln * Griffin,
Cather Printing company, F. E. Spain of
Coleman, Spain & Coleman; Fuller Mer
cantile agency, J. W. McDonald. E. E
Brockman and B. S. Sims and the Beau
mont Advertising agency.
TUSCALOOSA NOW
HAS “JITNEY BUS”
Tuscaloosa. February 16. — i Special.)
Tuscaloosa took another big step for
ward when the first motor bus was put
into service this afternoon, following but
two weeks after the beginning of the
operation of the electric street railway
system. The innovation was hailed w’ith
delight in the city and suburbs.
The bus. which is owuied by Marvin
Copeland, arrived today and w’as made by
the St. Louis Car company. It is similar
to those in use in Birmingham and in
other large cities. «Two others have been
ordered and will be put into service at
an early date.
A large number of prominent citizens
wore given rides this afternoon to North
port across the river, to TCaulton and
around the city.
The “jitney bus" will run to Kaulton
and Northport and to parts of the city
which are not easily accessible to the
electric street rail wav line.
S. H. KRESS HERE
Looks Over Now Building and Will
Probably Visit Bessemer
S H. Kress, head of the Kress stores,
arrived in Birmingham yesterday and Is
in conference with local officials of
the company. The company built a very
large store here last year and it is un
derstood that Mr. Kress came here to
see the building and to confer as to
matters incident to the construction and
also to look Into general business condi
t i on s
The company Is also engaged In con
structing a building at Bessemer, the
contract having been gi\ en to R. V. Barrt?
sometime ago. Mr. Ktcfs will very
probably visit Beasomer while he 1a
here.
He said yesterday that from every in
dication Birmingham made wonderful
progress, since he was here last and that
he considered the city one of the best
in the country. He said that business
was getting better fast.
“Kid" Williams Wins
Philadelphia, February IS.—"Kid"
Williams, the bantamweight champion,
cdlloufiht Jimmy Murray of Naw Vorl;
In a six-round bout bora tonight
ALL-STARS PLAY
ATHLETICS TONIGHT
City Championship Series Starts in City Hall—B.
A. C. Touted to Win—“Ceniors” of Y. M. C.
A. and High School Dispute Claims of
B. A. C. and All Stars
Rt RICHARD F. MSSIKR
What d'y mean, city championship?
This is the question that is pestering
the quintette of the Young Men's Chris
I tian association and the varsity squad
I of the Central High school in regards
to tiie series of basketball games be
ginning tonight between the All-Stars of
the Playground league and the regular
team of the Birmingham Athletic club.
According to Director 7.. Nespor of the
recroationers and Doc Clow of the B.
A. C.'s the games which start tonight
j are for the city amateur baskthall cham
pionship. The Y. M. C. A.'s and the
High school team ridicule this claim and
assert that no city championship title
can be settled without their participa
tion in the series.
The seniors of the Y. M. C. A. claim
that they have defeated everything in
sight this season and trimming the B.
A. C.'s would be Just to their liking. As
for the varsity of the Central High school
! their claims are not without merit, as
they have vanquished all opponents this
winter with apparent ease. The claims
of these two stellar aggregations cannot
be turned aside with the casual remark
"That they should go out and get a repu
tation," as it 1h quite apparent to ob
servers of the local basketball situation
! that the V. M. <\ A.'s and the High
school squad have a better record this
season than the B. A. C.’s.
The All-Stars will be made up of five
of the best players in the Recreation
leagues. These players likely as not
will be from members of the Y. M. C.
A. and l/igh school squads as every
basketball player within the city lim
its plays some position or other in the
various civic leagues under thj direc
tion of Director Z. Nespor. Take away
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tlie “slars- of the Y. M. C. A. team j
and thr* High school bunch ami JVI/. J
Nespor would have only mediocre ma
terial with which to pick a winning
squad. But with the fast forwards of
the High school as a nucleus Director
Nespor adds merit to his claim that he
will defeat the B. A. C. tonight. YVheth
e rthe All-Stars or the B. A. C. wins
tonight it will not settle the cham
pionship. as another game will be
flayed next week at the gymnasium
of the B. A. C. and even then the
championship will not be settled. The
seniors of the Young Men’s Ohr'stlan
association and the High school will yet
have to be met.
The game tonight at the city hall
gymnasium will undoubtedly he fast
and furious. Doc Clow, physical di
rector of the Birmingham Athletic
club, will stake everything on a vic
tory and his aggregation should win
in a close game. The B. A. C.’s must
not be classed as a team of raw ima
tetirs despite their numerous defeats
this season for the Athletic club has
a good quintet this winter and should
win the city championship, e%»n against
the redoubtable “Seniors” of the Y
M. C. A. It can be safely stated that
the B. A. C. team enters the series
the favorite with the experts to win
However, as stated heretofor. if the
B A. C. loses tonight they mignt ah
wrell disband for the season as the
city championship as far as the Ath
lete club is concerned will have gone
glimmering.
Tn a statement to the writer yes
terday Manager Bill Milliken of the
P». A. C., w'anted a correction made to
the printed statement that he had re
ferred to the All-Stars of Director Nes
por as “darlings.” or that he had stated
that they should go out and get a
reputation. The correction is made, Mr.
Milliken. hut w'e are rather curious
as to exactly what you did call Nes
por’s team.
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HAVE NOT CALLED
BERNSTORFF HOI
German Embassy Denies
London Report of Recall
of Ambassador
Isondon, February 15.—(11:10 p. m.)~An
Amsterdam dispatch to 'T’ho Exchange
Telegraph company gives the rumor from
Berlin that Count von Bernstorff. the
German ambassador to the United States,
has been summoned to Berlin.
Countess von Bernstorff, it is added,
had engaged passage by a steamer,
which sailed Saturday, to join hervhus
band at Washington, but she cancelled
the hooking a few hours before the
steamer s departure.
Washington. February 15.—The German
embassy tonight authorized a denial of
the report that the ambassador had been
summoned to Berlin, or was contemplat
ing leaving the United States for any
purpose. It was said that Countess Bern
storff had made no plans for a visit to
America in the near future.
“BETTER FARMING
DAY” SET ASIDE
Montgomery, February 16.—(Special.)
W. F. Feagin. state superintendent of ed
ucation. today set aside Friday. March
12. as “Better Farming Day.” and in a
bulletin sent to the teachers of Alabama
h;> urges to celebrate this day in the pub
lic schools of the state and send a sug
gested programme which includes dis
cussion of improved farming methods.
In the bulletin Superintendent Feagin
declares that the basis of a better rural
life Is greater earning capacity for the
farmer and suggests methods and plans
whereby the earning capacity of the
farmer may be increased.
ITALY BROADENS
SCOPE OF EMBARGO
Washington, February 15.—Additions to
the list of commodities announced Janu
ary 31. on which Italy has placed an em
bargo against re-exportation, were sub
mitted to the state department today by
the Italian ambassador. They Include:
Coooanuts, salt pork and all preserved
meats, preserved foods prepared from
prohibited products or which contain such
products, chestnuts, oil. fish and fish
products, poultry, vegetable and animal
fats, bone marrow, salts of ammonia of
anv kind, fresh vegetables, oil seeds,
acorns, fodder including threshed cereals
of very kind and rice.
NO suddenT
COUP EXPECTED
London, February 18.—(12:11 a. m.)
Naval authorities at Berlin, according
to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Ex
change Telegraph company, have in
formed the press and the public that
they should not expect a sudden Ger
man coup on the seas February IS.
the date set for the blockade. The date,
it was explained, was fixed upon more
tor the purpose of warning neutrals
than as a moment for a concerted blow
to shipping.
175,000 MEN OUT OF
WORK IN CHICAGO
Chicago, February 16.—There are
17b,000 men in Chicago out of employ
ment, according to a report of the city
industrial commission today. The com
mission has asked the co-operation of
the police department in learning of
places where men can be given work.
Negro Baptists Hold Conference
"The World-Wide Mission of Christ,"
last night was the subject of an in
teresting and Instructive plea for for
eign missions by Rev. G. Lake Ime*.
principal of the Phelps Hall Bible
school of Tuskegee institute, before the
state foreign mission conference of the
baptist church, which began its ses
sion at the Sixth Avenue Baptist
church, Sixteenth street and Avenue F
Monday afternoon An audience that
completely filled the auditorium heaid
the address, besides short addresses by
Dr. L. G. Jordan, corresponding secre
tory of the foreign mission board of
the negro Baptist church, from. Phil
adelphia: Dr. E. W. D. Isaacs, secro
tary of the National Baptist Young
People’s union, and Dr. C. I.eioy But
ler of New York city, all of whom are
in the city to give lectures during the
conferences, which will be In session
Until Wednesday night.
k hil“ ' work at tho total plant ot
the I nlted States Cast Iron Pipe ana
Foundry company today, a piece of hot
iron struck Tom Pugh in the left eye.
badly injuring the member. A physi
cian was immediately called and the
eye was dressed. While the injury is
not fatal it is very painful ami it will
be several days before Mr. Pugh wili
be able to be back at work.
Much interest is being manifested in
the basketball game which, will be
played Tuesday night at the Jonesboro
skating rink between the five of the
Tuscaloosa High school and the Bes
semer High school teams. Coach
Sparkes Is putting the local squad
through some hard practice prepara
tory for the contest. The Bessemei
team is in excellent condition for the
1 attic and Captain Scott feels su-e that
the boys will make an excellent show
ing.
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
T. R. Raburn died last night ;>l the
home of her parents at Hopewell aft
er n short illness of pneumonia. The
funeral took place this afternoon al
2 o clock from the residence, interment
being at Sadler cemetery.
Miss Alice Huey, a returned mission
ary from China, will make an address
rext Monday afternoon at the First
Baptist church. A splendid musical
programme has been arranged for this
occasion and at the conclusion of the
talk by Miss Huey a reception will be
held by the ladies of the circles of
the Aid society. A large number of
Invitations have been issued and a
large attendance is anticipated.
TVork on the five-story building of
the Bessemer Realty company being
erected on the corner of Third avenue
and Nineteenth street is being pusned
to completion. Already all of the brick
work has been completed and the plate
glass windows for the stores are being
placed while the decorators on the in
terior, to be occupied by the Bright
Star cafe, are hard at work. The build
ing will probably be ready for occu
pancy about March 15, and when com
pleted will be one of the most modem
and up-lo-date office buildings in this
district.
The two-story building on Third ave
nue between Elghteei^r and Nineteenth
streets, which is ^being erected by J.
W. Ager, is nearly completion. The
brick walls have been erected one-story
high and work has already been start
ed on the second story. The building is
25x140 feet and when completed will
cost approximately $25,000.
J. W. Nicholas, aged 74 years, died
tonight at the family residence in
Jonesboro. Mr. Nicholas had lived In
the Bessemer district all his life. He
is survived by his widow and one
daughter. Funeral services will be con
ducted tomorrow afternoon at 1 o’clock
from the residence with the Kev.
George Davenport officiating. Inter
ment will be at Pleasant Hill ceme
tery.
The Woman's Missionary society of
the First Methodist church hsld its
regular meeting this afternoon in the
basement of the church at whlcn time
a literary programme was rendered.
Mrs. Sherman was the leader and had
for her subject, "China.” Mrs. Sturdi
vant gave a geographical sketch of
China while Mrs. Persons made a talk
on the education and religious devel
opment. A pleasing account of the chil
dren of China was given by Mrs. F. B.
Buck. After a song and prayer the so
ciety adjourned to enjoy a social hour
with Mrs. J. F. Sturdivant and Mrs.
R. A. Mickle as hostesses. During the
afternoon tempting refreshments were j
served. Those present were Mrs. It.'
A. Mickle. Mrs. J. F. Sturdivant. Mrs.
F. B. Buck, Mrs. McNeice, Mrs. Sher
man. Mrs. George Stoves, Mrs. George
Fat tons and Mrs. A. A. Persons
Band No. 1 of the Hadieii’ Aid so
ciety of the First Baptist church held
an interesting meeting this afternoon
at the home of Mrs. E. M. Owen on
Fifth avenue. Mrs. Percy Briggs read
an interesting paper while Mrs. M. P.
Reynolds read a sketch on the life of
Miss Anne Hartwell, a missionary to
China. Plans were completed for the
reception to be given for Miss Alice
Huey next Monday.
The Sunday school class of Mrs. O.
G. Neal of the First Methodist church
will have a short business session ar.J
a social hour Thursday night in the
basement of the church and all mem
bers of both bands are urged to be
present .
The Music club wilL meet Wednes
day afternoon at 3 o’clock with Mrs.
I. F. Swallow on Clarendon avenue.
Sari MoCormick has gone to Jlalty
Corset Fittings in Moving Pictures' LYRIC ^
Admit One—Women Only Feb''16
AN INTERESTING STORY PICTURE ■
Ahowfng: the Manufacture of | Morning j
! Oossard Lace-in-Front Corsets Contlnuoun I
And the Filling of C»onaardn on O’rioeK
living models I I
The Boys' Store Has Earned
A New Home On the
Main Floor
Our Boys’ Store, the bright, useful, vigorous
young store that it is, through the sheer force of
its increasing sales has earned
a new home on the Main Floor
—just at the rear of the shoe
store. j
No busier spot in the store
now than this Boys’ Store, en
gaged in receiving the new I
Spring clothes for boys and in
handing out the Winter gar- I
ments which people are tak- !
ing so readily at their greatly
reduced prices. j
Watch for our later an
nouncements.
The Toys and the Trunks Are Now
On the Fourth Floor
The Toys and Dolls and Games have been given a permanent m
new home on the Fourth Floor—in exactly the home of the M
Christmas Toy Store. }|
The Trunks, which so long have been on the
Main Floor and the Main Floor Balcony, have
been given a permanent place on the Fourth
Floor, and the department here will be greatly
enlarged. New Trunks arriving daily.
An Important Announcement
Coming in Reference to the Space
Formerly Occupied By the Boys9
Store On the Second Floor
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LovemanjSbphg Loeb
Villo. where ho has accepted a posi
tion.
Little Miss Florence 'Waller .s able
to be out after a recent illness of
measles at the home of her parenia
on Second avenue.
Mrs. George Randle and little son
have returned to their home after a
visit to her parents. Mr. and Mra. J. IS.
Rogers. \
Mrs. Cargile is ill at her home on
Seventh avenue.
Mrs. M. TS. Lowery is quite ill al her
home on Fairfax avenue and Sixteenth
street .1
LETTERS TO EDITOR
Growth of Jitney Service
To the Editor of The Age-Herald:
I understand that on Tuesday our
city fathers will pass some regulation
of the so-called Jitney autos. Where
this word originated from seems to
he some question. Dictionaries itnow
not the word. But nevertheless they
are on our main streets, giving first
class transportation to the many hun
dreds of people that formerly oper
ated their private cars to shop and
go to and from their dally labors. As
a matter of fact, this service is a uni
versal one not located to anyone com
munity In general.
Many western cities have these .111
neys operating on their streets. The
idea has spread until it has reached
Birmingham much to the pleasure ot
the many people who used to hang
to the straps like a crowd of monkeys
hanging from a limb of a tree and
to the displeasure of our benevolent
street car company that heretofore has
had no competition at all. Noxv they
scream. Those dear' patrons that have
had to stand so long knew all the
time that they were the dividend pay
ers. Hence they welcomed the ji.tneys
with open arms.
■Where the Jitney idea will lead is
a question that la being discussed by
auto dealers as well as traction ex
perts. However, I believe that tho day
is not far off when we will sec all
the cars replaced by auto express, cars
built especially for city passenger traf
fic with more seating capacity, oper
ating regular routes with branch lines
with the transfer privileges.
At present there are about 80 of
the so-called Jitneys and they make
about $9 a day above their expenses.
Let the public once be assured that
it can go to any place on a route slid
find a Jitney there on schedule time
the Jitneys will never suffer for the
lack of patronage and the most re
deeming feature of the whole thing Is
that the whole system cannot be tied
up In a moment's notice with no assur
ance of an early resumption. One may
break down but the others can pass
unmolested.
Yes, the Jitneys pay a license of »:b.
to do business and I cannot sec how
this city can override a state law that
has said that these people can do busi
ness They also assess their ears an
personal property. They also have to
pay a driver's license to operate some
thing that Is not required of any oth»r
artisan of any other trade. It is true
that they don’t pay for any pavement,
cn the car tracks hut they don’t own
the car company. Go out to their hum
ble homes and compare the assessment?
with that of the traction company.
Trusting that your valuable papor can
give this space, I am. yours very truly,
EDWARD PATILLO.
Birmingham, February IB, 1915.
Paints Flag an Bow
Berlin. February 15—(by wireless.)—Th*
Overseas agency today announced that
the steamehlp Perm of a large Danish
company had eat led from a Danish port
with the Danish flag painted on both
sides of her bow. The word "Denmark"
also waa painted on her aidea in hogs
letters. Other Danieh vassals will fol
low bar axampta.
RUSSIANS HAVE /'It
LEFT BUKOWINA
W ashington, February 15.—A private
dispatch to the Austro-Hungarian for ]
eign office forwarded to the embassy j|fl
in Washington from Vienna tonight an- Igj
rounced the complete evacuation of »
Bukowina by Russian forces. I
“In Russian Poland nothing has oc- I
curred. Fights in the Carpathians have w
taken their course.
“In southeast Galicia yesterday we I
took possession of the enemies’ posi- I
tion and repulsed them in the direction *
of Stanislaw.
“According to private announcements
the whole of Bukowina has been evac- f
uated by the enemy. Also Ozernowltz I
has been evacuated. Our troops now
stand before the gates of the city. The
Russians have further retreated from
Colomea.^
RED CROSS SURGEON V
SUBJECTED TO FIRE

New York, February 15.—Dr. L. B. I
Grow of dhicago, who reached Mew York ’
today from northern France, asserted
that while engaged in caring for the
wounded on the battlefield of Funiay.
he was subjected to a brisk machine
gun fire, although be wore the Red Cross
uniform.
"I was in Pumay," said Dr. Crow,
"when It was captured by the Germans
on August 29. During the fighting I was
under fire several times, when firing had
ceased I was on the field working alone
when I was subjected to n vigorous fire |
from a machine gun about 109 yards
away. I saved myself by dropping Into
a ditch. It was daylight and my Identity |
cr mission could hardly have been mis- I
taken.”
president’decides
CANAL TOLL ISSUE
Washington, February 15.—In a lettef
to Secretary Garrison today President
Wilson ruled that no tolls should bo de
manded for ships passing through the
Panama, canal which would aggregate
more than $1.26 upon net registered ton- '
nage as measured under United States
statutes. He was passing upon a ques
tion raised by lumber shippers over tolls
on deck loads.
By the President’s ruling, present toll
rates are to remain at f 125 per net reg
istered ton as measured by Panama ca
nal rules, but when tolls under such
measurements aggregate more than when
computed under United States statute
rules at $1.26 a ton, the excess will not
be collected.
SHRINERSPLAN TO
GREET POTENTATE
Tuscaloosa, February 15.—(3i>eclal.)—At
a big meeting of the Tuscaloosa Shrine
club tonight plans were perfected for
extending a rousing welcome to Imperial
Potentate Frederick R. Smith here next
Saturday morning on Ills way from Merl- ,
dlan to Birmingham. The Birmingham
baud of Zamora Temple will breakfast
with the Imperial potenate and the other j
Shrlners here and accompany the party
to Birmingham to take part In the wel
come there.
WITTER DOUBLES WORK
In summer the work of eliminating
poisons and acids from the blood la
helped by perspiration. In oold weather,
with little out door work or oxerdso to
cause sweating, the kidneys have "to do
double work. Foley Kidney PilCa help '
overworked, week end diseased kidneys
to filter and cast out of tho blood tho
waste matter that caueea palna In slden
or back, rheumatism, lumbeca etlff
naas of Joints, eoro mnaoles and other
Ills resulting from Improper eltmtne
Ura. For ante hr aH *m«*lnta.

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