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PRESEHTE TO BAR The Committee Will Hear Further Discussion and . Make Final Rpeort on Measure May 29 At a meeting of the Birmingham bar. held yesterday morning, in the rooms of the city cofcrt, the proposed eon sol id a ted court hill was submitted by the commit tee .for the approval or rejection of the her. Since the hill was printed in Jan uary quite a number of amendments have been made to the original and It was the • amended bill that was presented yesterday. As further suggestions followed the reading of the hill a motion prevailed that the amended bill be published and that any suggested change? be submit ted td the committee who will make a final report on the hill at a meeting of the bar on Saturday. May 29. The meeting was attended by manv of the leading attorneys of the city and much interest was manifested in the read ing of the bill. M. M. Ullman, chairman of the committee, who drafted the hill, called the meeting to order and stated its purpose. H. V. Sims was elected chairman and Louis Berkowltz secretary. The voluminous bill was read by Mr. Ullman and before aqtion was taken Her bert Harley of Chicago, secretary of the American’ Judicature society, was intro duced and addressed the meeting at length on judicial reform. At the close of his address he was accorded a ris ing vote of thanks for his interesting address. Committee on Finance f A committee on finance was appointed •to raise the necessary amount to have the bill printed and for other expenses incident to its being presented Mont gomery The bill is entitled, an act "To consolidate the city court of Bir mingham. the circuit court of the Tenth judicial circuit of Alabama, the criminal court of Jefferson county and the chan cery court of Jefferson county into one court, to he known as the circuit court of Jefferson county, with a sufficient number of judges for the transaction of the business of such ronsolidnted court, ns provided tv. section 14X of. the con • stltution of Alabama, and to provide for the nomination and election of the judges thereof, and the appointment of clqrks • ml deputy clerks and fix the salary of the officers and employe# of the court. "Said court shall be presided over bv nine judges as follows: The four judges of the city court of Birmingham, the two judges of the circuit court of Jefferson county, and the two judges of the crimi nal court of Jefferson county, and the Chanc'eJlor of such chancerv division of Alabama as shall include Jefferson mun* . ty and said judges shall serve as judges of the circuit court of Jefferson county for the terms for which they are elected or appointed to serve as judges and chan cellor. respectively.” Election of Judge** The bill. provides for the nomination of candidates for the judgeship by the Bir mingham liar, to be voted on later by the people. The section is as follows: "On the first Monday In June of each general election year at which judges of said court are to he elected, the pre siding judge of said court shall call a meeting of the bar of Jefferson county to hr held not less than five nor more than 10 days after said call, whh h meet ing shall he held at the courthouse in Birmingham, after the call shall have been published in a daily newspaper pub lished in the city of Birmingham, for the purpose of nominating candidates to run befot e the qualified electors of the county for the offices to lie filled st the general election next thereafter ensuing. "Said meeting shall nominate not more than two candida'^^ from any one polit ical party for each judgeship of this court to he filled at the general election to be held next thereafter ensuing." Clerk of the Courts Under the provision of the bill the pres ent clerks are provided for under the following section: “The present clerk of the circuit court of Jefferson county shall be the clerk of the law division of said court, and the present clerk and register of the city court of Birmingham shall he the assistant clerk of the law' division of said court until the first Monday after the second Tuesday in January, 1917; the rresent register in chancery shall be th • register of the equity division of said court until the first Monday after second Tuesday- in January. 1917; the present clerk of the criminal court shall he the clerk of the criminal division of the court created by this act until the first ■ ■ LEGAL NOTICES l.-KHl \olli» Notice l» hereby given that certificate number five tfii for forty-nine (48) shares, and certificate number seven |7> for one 111 shaie of the capital stock of Knsley Pratt-Hfghland company, pledged to se cuie a debt of which the undersigned le the assignee, will he offered for sale and sold-to the highest bidder for cash at the ■ courthouse door of Jefferson county. Ala bama. during the legal hours of sale on Wednesday, the 19th day of Mai. 1915, default having been made In the payment , of the debt for the security of which said atock was pledged J. R. ADAMS, 5-14-St Assignee. ' j T~ ._ -Vf^At GoddensU You can buy the best quality of Mexican June and other Varieties of Seed Com for iate planting. Sorghum Cane Seed in four varieties. Tennessee Grown German Millet Seed, the best producer of hay. Cow Peas, in five varie ties. Cornfield and Pole Snap Beans. As Well As All Other Seasonable Seeds Vegetable Plants Sweet Potato, Cabbage, Tomato, Pepper and Egg Plants. I Floral Plants All Varieties for bedding, Porch and Window i Boxes. Bug Death, Paris Green and Other Bug Destroyers. Parcel Post Egg Boxes and Other Poultry Supplies. SPRAYERS — FERTILIZERS Amzi God, Seed & Grain Co. 2119 First Avenue Phone Main 125 Or. R. F. Lovelady, Pree. O. P. Durban, Manager. ■' “WE SELL EVEltVTHIS!G THAT IB FLA!*TED ' m l • 1 PIONEER CITIZEN DROPS DEAD IN DOCTOR’S OFFICE A. J. Reilly, Mining Expert, Succumbs to Apoplexy. Funeral Tomorrow Morn ing From St. Paul’s Church Funeral services over the remains of Andrew Jackson Reilly, aged 68 years, who dropped dead In the office of Dr. j lT. J. W. Peters in the Empire building yesterday afternoon at 6 o'clock, will be held from the residence of Mrs. J. D. Monroe, 616 North Twenty-first street, tomorrow morning at 9:30 o’clock. The remains will then be conveyed to St. | Paul’s'(Catholic church, .where a requiem mass will be conducted, the Rev. Father Coyle will officiate. Interment will foT low in Elmwood cemetery. The following will act as pallbearers: Erskine Ramsay. Sterling A. Wood. John W. O’Neill. G.. R. McCormack. A. Good win. W. B. HlUhouse, James B. Sloan, Augustus Benners, John Meagher, Hugh MoGeever, Priestly Toulmin and R. K. Chadwick. Mr. Reilly had been married three times. His first wife was Miss Katherine Dolan of Philadelphia. His second wife was Miss Mary McCrossin of Birmingham, a sister of W. P and E. J. McCrossin. His third wife, who survives, was Miss Iva Monroe of Birmingham. Six children survive, one by his second marriage and five by his last. The sudden death of Mr. Reilly is a distinct shock to the community. He was one of Birmingham’s best known citizens ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• The citizens of Ensley. through the Ensley club, will send a committee before the board of revenue in the next few days asking it to run pike to the Warrior river through tills city. The committee will show outlines of a di rect pike to the river, which will run through Pratt City, Ensley, Mulgu and Short Creek to Maxine. The distance from Maxine to the Warrior is about two and one-half miles. The pike is practically built to this point as tlx* road Is in good condition nearly all the way.and is the most direct line to the river from Birmingham. As an other advantage of this route It Is I pointed out that a railroad already J runs to Maxine, which is the only road j af present near the Warrior river, and this will enable the merchants to haul their goods either by truck or by rail. The business men of this city ale behind this movement, and are making every effort to have the pike run through Ensley. They also state that if this pike is secured it will run through four towns en route to the river, and that the other proposed toad does not touch a single one except Ressenier. The committee will he ap pointed-at the meeting of the Ensley club Tuesday night. The merchants of this city are very optimistic over the decision that the. structural department of the steel plant will run double turn during next week beginning tomorrow* night. It is also stated that for the first time in a number of months all of the open hearth furnaces are running. The Ten nessee company is rushing to comple tion the new fertilizer and benzol plants and expects to have the former finished by the latter part of next month. Remodeling and repairing No. 5 blast furnace Is progressing rapidly. Tomorrow night at 8 o’clock in the inferior courtroom the committee which the Ensley club appointed to col lect funds to send the delegates of the Confederate Veterans to ihe reunion at Richmond will meet. Chairman D. F. Sugg requests all members of the committee and those interested to at tend this meeting, at which the final plans will be made for raising the funds. The regular meeting of the Ensley club w’ill be held Tuesday night in the Inferior courtroom at 8 o’clock. Sev eral important matters will he taken up. including the proposed pike to the Warrior river. Another matter to be considered will be the controversy be tween the waterworks company and the city in regard to the ordinance prohibiting the cutting off of consum ers’ supply for failure to pay bills in arrears before present quarter. Funeral services over the remains of Charles C. Jones, who died Friday morning following a lengthy illness. Monday after the second Tuesday In June. 1917.” Other sections of the bill provide for salaries of the official and certain changes in the rules of practice. The members of the bar consider the bill one of the most important measures that will be* presented to the legislature. -- MASONIC FUN ERA I. NOTICE The members of Ensley lodge No. 5HO, A. F. A \. M., and all Masons In good standing ore hereby requested to meet In the Ensley Masonic temple Sunday, May Id, IIM5. at 1:80 p. ni„ to attend the funeral of Brother Churlen C. Jones from his late residence, 2413 Avenue b, Ensley. JOHN THOM AS, W. M. and was* highly esteemed by a wide circle of acquaintances. He came to Birming ham about 30 years ago, from Phila delphia, to take the position of chief en gineer for tlie old Ramsay & McCormack Coal and Iron company. He remained with this concern for about 15 years and then opened an office in Birmingham as a consulting mining engineer. Some years ago he bought the Fairchild Coal com pany of Inland and tip until the time >r his death was actively engaged In th*j management of this concern, of which he was owner. Krsklne Ramsay, vice president and ger eral manager of the Pratt Consolidated Coal and Iron company, in speaking of Mr.. Reilly’s death, said: “I atn grieved beyond words to learn of the death of my friend and former as sociate In business. Mr. Reilly was one of the finest men with whom I have ever had the pleasure of coming In contact. He was honest, trustworthy, capable and highly efficient. His death is a distinct loss to the entire community. "It was at my instance that Mr. Reilly came south about 30 years ago. At that time Mr. McCormack and myself were operating several mines and were in need of h mining engineer. I got in communi cation with Mr. Reilly and surc?eeded in I getting him to come to Birmingham to take over the duties of chief engineer. He served our company for about years and then went into the engineerljjj I business. A few years ago he went into the mining business for himself and was unusually successful. He has server] his state well, having been a member of the legislature some years ago. While serving ns a legislator Mr. Reilly succeeded In passing the first child labor hill in the state. Fie was a philanthropist of the common sense kind and made a friend of nearly evWy one with whom he came in contact. It Is wit>i deep regret that I learned of the death of this noble gentleman." will be conducted this afternoon at 2:30 o clock from the late residence, 2413 Avenue G. The Rev. Thomas M. Len rox. pastor of the Rnsley Christian church, will officiate. interment will follow at Oakland cemetery. Services at tiie grave will he conducted by the Rnsley Masonic lodge, of which Mr. .lones was an active member for ,» number of years. The deceased was 42 years of age, and had lived in this! city a number of years He is sur- I vlved by his widow and two children, his father, S. M. Jones, and several other relatives. All members of Rns-! ley Masonic lodge No. 560 are requested to meet at the hall at 1:30 o'clock this afternoon to attend the funeral in a body. W. Jack Kelly, one of the best known men of this city, announced yesterday afternoon that he would be a candidal'* for the board of revenue in the coining primary. Mr. Kelly is ! "■ell known throughout the county, and has .many friends who ha\e pledged him their support. Forty members of the Steel City lodg* No. 190. Knights of Pythias, will leave Wednesday for Montgomery to attend the session of the grand lodge, which will be In session two days. The members of the three drill teams of the loeal lodg<* will put on the play. “Damon and Pyth ias." before the grand lodge on Wednes day night. They will return Thursday night A. R Wells is the delegate from the local lodge. On Friday night the three drill teams with the drill team of the Pythian Sisters will go to Pratt City lor work there. The regular meeting of the lodge will be held at 7:30 o’clock Tuesday night in the hall on Avenue R. All members are requested to be present. Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Annie B. Williams of Pensacola. Fla., who had been spending the winter at Fairview. with her son. Frank Wil liams. and who died Thursday at a local infirmary, following a month's illness, will be conducted this afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. T. O. Jones of the Fairview Methodist church will officiate. Inter ment will follow at. Oakland cemetery. The deceased was 53 years old and is survived by her husband and several sons. A special Fathers’ Day service will be conducted at the 11 o'clock service at the Rnsley Highlands Presbyterian church1 today. The Rev. L. K. Burba leer, pasto** i of the church, will use as his subject, j "Partnership in Rig Business.” Those, | attending the service are requested to wear a red rose. The regular evening service will he conducted at 7:30 o’clock. The Christian Endeavor society will meet at 7 o’clock Owing to the absence of the Rev. A. K Wright, who is away attending the South ern Baptist convention in Houston. Tex., the morning and evening service at the Baptist church today will be conducted by two members of the student body of Howard college. At the morning service the pulpit will he filled by the Rev. J. R. .Tflr«i’9nn and the evening by the Rev. J. 8. Taylor. The members of the Philathea class of the Rnsley Baptist church will have a moonlight picnic Tuesdav evening at Blast Lake. The members will meet on Avenue R and Nineteenth street at 4 o’clock in the afternoon. A box supper will be served at the park. Yesterday morning in the Inferior court Walter Foster, a negro, was bound over awaiting the action of the grand jury on a |500 bond by Judge F. O. Harris, on I a charge of burglary. The regular monthlv meeting of the members of Camp Pat Cleburne. Fnited | Confederate Veterans, will be held thi.* , afternoon at X o'clock in the police as I semhlv room at the city hall. Severs1 j matters of Importance will be taken up I and all members are requested to be j present. j ABITJTY~~T0~ SWIM CAME IN HANDY WHEN LINER SANK J. P. Broderick. 1500 Fifth avenue, has received a letter from his sister. Mrs. John Leary of New York, giving Interesting details of the Lusitania disisater so far as It affected • their family. James J. I^eary, brother of John Leary, was one of two first cabin pas sengers who escaped. He is a buyer for Brookaw Bros., and was going abroad to purchase goods. Mrs. Leary writes that the boys used to call him a “water rat" when he was a boy be cause he was in the water so much, and could swim so well. She adds that this ability came in mighty well when the Lusitania went down. r ^ Huntsville. May 16.—(Special.)—Relatives and friends In Huntsville have been In formed of the marriage of Mlea Joaie Mc Caleb and Henry H. Balch. United States consul at St. Stephens. N. B., at Dan ville, Va., where Miss McCaleb was a member of the faculty of a prominent girls' school. The bride Is a daughter of J. E. McCaleb, a capitalist of thle oounty. Mr. Balch had been here on a vacation and wae going back to hie poet, stopping over at Danville for the marriage. Mr. Baloh and bride left for New Brunswick Immediately after the marriage. Backers of the new Farmers Bank and i Savings company announce that practl 1 rally all of the capital stock of the new S106.000 corporation has been placed anil that the new enterprise will be In bust* j nese August L » NAVY; WANTS TO MAKE IT STMGEIT Answers Critics of Present Sea Power in Speech at Dinner Given Officers of Atlantic Fleet _ New York, May IS.—Officer* of Hie Atlantic fleet gathered here tonight nt a dluner In their honor heard Secretary Joaephua Daniel* defend the navy a* efficient and prepared for w»»r and1 promise that the administration, with the aupport of the \inerlcnn people, would make It more powerful nml more efficient. Mr. Daniel* answered the navy’a critic*, particularly the National Security league, which recently made public an open letter declaring that Investigation disclosed tlint the navy was Inadequate and unprepared for war. "With the praise of a great city ring ing in our ears," said the Secretary, "with our mighty ships ii# all their splendid strength lying just outside; In this hour of natural and pardonable exultation in our great navy, as the head of that navy I feel it right to ut ter a word of warning ‘lest we forget’ to those who may feel inclined to rest too secure on this visible and outward display of our strength, and at the same time to speak a word of promise and cheer to those who, perhaps, have looked too despondently upon the task that still lies before us in our efforts to reach as near as possible the perfec t ion. Not Good Enough "Our navy is good; it is not good enough. With your help, as long as L am Secretary of the Navy, we will all try to make it better. The navy is strong; it is not strong enough. With the help of the whole American people, with the help of a Congress and an administration thoroughly committed to the policy of taking leave to be strong upon the seas,' we will make it strong er. This review is not the end of a century’s labors. We do not here ex hibit our completed work, Rather, wo begin a new era. supported by the chief executive and by an enlightened and progreasiva Congress, which gave evi dence of its faitli in a strong navy by the pussage of the best navy bill in the history of your country. "We are entering upon an era of prog ress such as the navy has never known before, whose keynote will be onward and whose watchword will be forward an era marked by the lifting of our navy out of politics and by the subordination of all things afloat or ashore to the efficiency of the fleet, In order that by our very strength we may be able to demand the right to live at peace with all the world. "You have seen—and lately you have heard far too much—of the petrified pessimist who visits one of our levia thans of power with a sour and disap pointed visage, looking for something upon which he can hang a tale of woe and wall a jeremiad. Tell him that the New York is at once a source of pride and protection and he tells you that so long as we have not as many New Yorks as all the nations of the earth combined it is worthless. Point out that i a flotilla of American submarines re cently made one of the longest continu ous runs on record and he sighs a deep sigh and his only comment is ‘but we ought to have—and build them before breakfast tomorrow—as many as the three biggest European nations com bined.’ Go to him and show him the big; guns, the torpedoes, the large and in- | creasing supplies of ammunition and he looks at you mournfully and sadly re- j marks: ’But if we had a long and bloody ! war we have not enough to fight th whole world, and, therefore, we would be annihilated.’ And son on. He sees nothing In what patriotic and trained men have wrought. Like the boy cry- j ing for the moon, nothing else is of value in his eVe unless he can own that shining orb. Target of Much Criticism "The navy and its head have been a target of much criticism of late, some from those honest in their beliefs but sadly ignorant or misinformed and much from purely partisan and polii ical sources which had no interest in facts whatever. As for such criticisms j as concerned myself, I have kept silent. Time must justify, or time condemn. "The splendid condition of the ships for which you are responsible, the splendid discipline of the crews which you have! established make today a far better an- i swer than anything l could have been able to say. As they ride tonight at their anchors on the river let them stand as their own spokesmen, and I rejoice that It is my pleasure to greet here tonight the commander in chief of the Atlantic fleet, Admiral Fletcher. "A few days ago a new organization, bearing the name of the National Securi ty league, Issued an open letter announc ing the result of investigations and pub lished to the world this statement: ■Investigation discloses, it is asserted, that the navv Is neither adequate nor pre pared for war; that It Is inadequately manned, is short of ammunition and has no organized reserve of trained men; that the submarine flotilla exists chiefly on paper, that last scout cruisers, battle cruisers, aeroplanes, mine layers, supply ships and transports are lacking, and that target practice has been neglected or al together omitted. "If the gentlemen who signed the above libel of the navy had known the real truth, their signatures would never have been appended. If they had not been misled and misinformed, they would have written Instead: "In\ estigation discloses that the navy is efficient and prepared for war; that our ships ere well manned; that the | supply of munitions is vastly larger than ever before, and the capacity of our plants has been practically doubled; that the last Congress authorized a naval re serve, which Is In process of organiza tion; that we have 74 submarines author ized. built or building, which, are the equal of those of any other country, and that one flotilla of submarines has just completed a remarkable long distance run; that we recognize the need for more fast light cruisers; that we have lately ordered eight aeroplanes and a dirigible out of a million dollars specially Appro priated by the last Congress for Aviation: that within the last two years the navy's Just a Drug Store The whole time and thought of the manage ment of Norton’s Drug Store is given to the sale of pure drugs and the usual items which go to complete a modern phar macy. Our prescription department is clean, order ly and well ventilated. Norton's Drug Store 1 2d Ave. and 20th. St. . , LOVE MADE SECRETARY BAPTIST HOME MISSION H"Uston, Tex.. May 15.—Kev. J. F. Love of Rirhmnnd. Va.. tonight was elected by the Southern Baptist convention. In ses sion here, corresponding secretary of the Baptist home mission board. Mr. Love succeeds Rev R. *TL Willingham of Rich mond, deceased. Rev. J. B. Hutson of Richmond, president of the foreign mis sion board, and the presidents and cor responding secretaries of the other four boards were re-elected. Heretofore each of the boards elected its own officers, but a change in the by laws, adopted at the present conven tion, provided for the election of the principal officers by the convention. Secretaries other than corresponding secretaries of the several boards are to be chosen later by the boards. Dr. Wil lingham also held the title of general secretary of the foreign mission board. This office was abolished. Officers re-elected include Rev. John F. Purser. Atlanta. Ga„ president, and Rev. B. D. Gray. Atlanta, corresponding sec retary of the home mission board, and Rev. E. E. Folk, Nashville, Tenn., presi dent. and Rev. J. M. Frost, Nashville, corresponding secretary of the Sunday port of (Thief of the Fire Department J. I. Reeder for the past month is as folk ws: “During the month 1 an sveted 27 alarms. 16 b3ing caused by sparks from chimneys; one false alarm; defective flues. 4; short circuit, 1; un known. 4: sparks from locomotive, 1; gaso line. 1; making a total of 27. During the month 4800 feet of hose has been laid, 64 gallons of chemical used, 60 gallons of garoline, • gallons of lubricating oil und we have traveled 62.5 miles. 'Phe total amount of property at risk during the month was $50,000; household goods, $15,000; building. $35,000, while the loss for the month was $1X58.75. During the month 1 Inspected all fire plugs. 1 found the plug at Sixth avenue and Fourteenth street and the -plug at Dartmouth avenue and Nineteenth street had no water. The connections on nine plugs were so tight 1 was compelled to use a hammer and chisel to get them off. The tap on plug at Fairfax avenue and Sixth street was almost off. T have made an inspection of the congested district and find every thing in very bad shape, such as gasoline, combustible material under stairs with no sheet iron or metal oi any kind under them.” The Bessemer Commercial club is mak ing plans for the celebration of the Fourth of July and while nothing definite has been decided on It is expected that this city will have one of the largest celebra tions held In Bessemer in many years. Plans are being made for the com mencement exercises to be held at the Bessemer High school on June 1, 2 and 3, when 23 graduates will receive diplomas. On the evening of June 1 there will be an oratorical contest in,which Eugene Haw kins and Herbert Smithson will partici pate. There will also be a debate by the senior class, the subject of which will be, “Resolved, That pupils graduating from high school should enter college the fol lowing year." (Tail Ross and Deward Fountain will represent the affirmative, while Miss Annie Vieve Thornton and Miss Doris Huffman will represent the nega tive. Class night will be observed Wednes day night, June 2, at the high school audi torium. and the following programme will be rendered: Address by president of the senior class, Walter Houston: song, “1 Miss You.” Eugene Hawkins and a chorus of boys: leading of the prophesy, Mis? Annie Vieve Thornton; cantata, by girls of class; reading of the class poem, Miss Ida Weinstein; class song, written by Miss Weinstein, by class; reading of class history, Miss Nelle Neal; reading of das? statistics. Miss Fannie Mitchell; sung, “Little Maidens," class; reading of class will, Miss Nannie Simmons; presenta tions of gifts by giftorlhn. Anna Fitzpatrick; song. “Flniculi,” class; fare well address, Miss Ida Weinstein. All of the music for the commencement exercises has been arranged by Mrs Annie Glenn Crowe and promises to excel any heard in this city for many years. The graduating class Is composed of Miss Gertrude Burnett, Miss Leslie Car gile. Miss Anna Fitzpatrick, Miss Doris Huffman. Miss Oracle Kennedy, Miss Fan nie Mitchell, Miss Nelle Neal. Miss Lora Robertson. Miss Nannie Simmons. Miss Annie Vieve Thornton, Miss Nellie Vog tle, Miss Bernice Vogtle. Miss Lola Lyons, Miss Ida Weinstein, Bryan Cargile. Leslie Cole, Fred Calhoun, Deward Fountain, Virgil Harwell. Eugene Hawkins. Walter Houston, Carl Ross and Herbert Smith son. A splendid programme will be rendered by the undergraduates on Wednesday morning, when the diplomas to the pupils finishing the grammar schools will be presented. Miss Loraine Chistlieb and Miss Thelma Dudley will appear on the programme, while several songs will also be rendered. In recorder’s court this morning. Judge T. A. Lewis fined M. A. Ay cock $35. M. YV. White $20 and W. A. Smith $35 on charges of larceny. It is alleged tlmt the boys stole six pairs of shoes from the Walk over shoe store on Nineteenth street. The arrest was made by Detectives Rohf and Maddox, and four pairs of shoes have been recovered. While riding a bicycle with a motor at tachment last night. B. P. Harris, the Junior member of the firm of Harrif Bros., was thrown on the brick pave ment and badly injured. A number oi young men were trying out the new at tachment for a bicycle and Mr. Harris had riddden only a short distance when he was thrown heavily to the brick pave ment, sustaining lacerations and bruisee all over the body, a sprained foot and a dislocated thumb. Mr. Harris was re moved to his room at the Grand hotel, where his injuries were dressed by a phy sician. He is reported to be resting as well as could be expected. It will probably bo several weeks before he will be abU to return to his business. The R»v. I. F. Swallow, pastor of ih« First Presbyterian church, will All hli mine equipment has been more thai doubled; that we are adding yearly tc our force of auxiliaries; while more time has been devoted this year to targe practice and maneuvers than in man] years past. We are proud of our navj as It is. We are resolved to give out co-operation in making it better am greater.” TO CONFIRM CLASS AT KNESSETH ISRAEL The following class will be confirmed ai Knesseth Israel synagogue Wednesdaj morning at 10 o’clock: Mildred Levy, Rose Seweloviti, Esthei Coploh. Estelle Qoldsteln, Sarah Seder man. Freda Levy, Annie Haaeltg, Id, Roaenbloom and Jennie Feldsteln. ATTENTION, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS Members of Birmingham Covert! No OSS are hereby requested to attend fu neral of Brother A. J, Reilly Monday May IT, at biSO a. a., from residence ol Mrs. J. D. Monroe. BIB North Tweaty flrst street. St. Paul’s Catholic rhurrl requiem mass If a. m. OSCAR H. HUNDLEY, Grand Knight J Inspirational exercises and debate of committee recommendations which pro posed that strictly Baptist classes rather than classes of interdenominational af filiations be fostered in the Sunday schools occupied the greater of today htu! tonight's sessions of the convention. The committee report particularly opposed ihe Baraca and Philathea movement. A spe cial order of business interrupted con siderations of the recommendations before final action was taken. The report of the nominating commit* tee, presented late today, was returned to the committee on a technicality when the opposition to some of the committee selections developed. The report of tia* executive committee on Baptist Young People’s work was formally adopted. Rev. J. G. Chastain of Durango, Mexico, a speaker at tonight's inspirational meet ing. declared that the preaching of the gospel by missionaries of the Protestant c hurches was Indirectly one of the causes of the present revolution in Mexico. "The gospel gave the people of Mexico a knowledge of their individual rights he said. Miss Fannie E. S. Heck of Raleigh, N. C., president, and all other officers of the Woman's Missionary union, were re elected today. Special memorial exercises will he held tomorrow. The convention will adjourn Monday. pulpit at both the Sunday morning and evening services. He will have as his theme at the morning hour, ‘The Light,1' and a special offering will be taken for the orphans' home, while at night his subject will he. "I Am the Door.” ] The Bessemer city court will convene Monday morning at which time a jury civil docket will be taken up, a number of important cases having been set for the week. Judge J. C. B. Gwin will pre side. A large and interested crowd crowd of children tethered at the public library this afternoon to attend the story telling hour which wae held with Miss Lucille Vickers as the story teller. Miss Vickers is well kno.wn in Bessemer and she laid a supply or excellent siorics which were srently enjoyed by the little lolk. This story telling hour was inaugurated sev eral weeks ago by the Bessemer Culture club and has proven quite a success. The Twenty-sixth Alabama regiment of the Woodmen of the World will have an unveiling at Elmwood cemetery tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Conipany M of j the Bessemer lodge will meet at the | Woodmen, hall on Third avenue between I Nineteenth and Twentieth streets at 1:30 o'clock. Miss Lucy Knox, head nurse at the Tennessee hospital at Reeders, left today for Charleston, S. C., where she will he the guest of her parents for a month. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Read, who have made their home In Ensley for the past several years have moved to Bessemer where Mr. Read has purchased an interest in Ihe Lewis Drug company, which will he known as the Lewis Read Drug com pany. Miss Renfroe Embry of Montgomery, who has been the guest of Mrs. A. k Fitzpatrick, Is now visiting friends in Birmingham. Miss Lucy Griffin, who underwent an operation at the Prince infirmary In Bir mingham, has been removed to her home on Berkley avenue. The Rev. and Mrs. I. P. Swallow had as their guests this week. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan, who were en route from Florida to their home In Kentucky. Miss Grace McDaniel is impioving after a recent illness at her home. Miss Nell Kirkpatrick is able to he out after a recent illness and operation at the Elizabeth Duncan hospital. LETTERS TO EDITOR “Give the Railroads a Chance” To the Editor of The Age-Herald: The letter of Mr. B. B. Comer in The Age-Kerald of May 15 was an article which should be read by every voter in Alabama and the references given should be looked into. I have in my office some of the references which he quotes and would be glad to Phow them to any one. Mr. Comer's item was local in character, dealing with th*1 railroad problem of Ala bama. touching but briefly upon the na tional question, as space does not per mit anyone go Into It through the valu able space of a great daily. It is too big a question, but one that all should know. The only criticism of Mr. Comer's let ter is its brevity, but for the reason above it could not be otherwise. 1 hope I may show some other facts which Mr. Comer did not mention. In one of our leuding magazines a few months ago the appalling information wan given to the public that the 5 per cent increase which was granted the eastern loads in December past, was Illegally granted them and that not only was this 5 per cent asked for granted, but that further 6 per cent which was not asked for was also granted. This in face of th« fact that the only reasons given for th • request for this raise was overcapitaliza- I tion and "melon-cutting.'' The increase I was denied them at first, but upon rehear ing, with no further reasons given for the Increase than was given before, tne rat** was granted on December 16. 1914. Then on January’s, 1915, a "modification” of th-, other decision was handed crown granrrng more than 5 per cent on several oc casions. Their next move is to ask for decrease in the salaries of their men. this they will get just as they get increases. But the railroads must be given a chance. the\! must pay dividends on their watered stocks. During 16 years, ranging from about 1**' to 19'I9, the I’nited States government spent nearly three-quarters of a billion J dollars on the Mississippi river from Sioux City, Iowa, to St. Louis, rendering It more r --- ■ | Safeguard Your | | . Saving l!EGlSATKn0k4RNINGVerp0WPPTh? ' money is as fixed as thl i P9WER of II , per cent compounded ^nterZi "if Nature- 4 I | more millions thanspeculatfon earned II 2*Want y.ou *° become a saver II this bank w>th • II cent interest, (- j || months. || Bank If lifDlvinti.. _ "••■Mr« n, || VIDl^1'“KSPowwbility | II lx Capita, tl —.ooniUL * || Braklae H. y I ^ »• P. Kaapp, Aaat, rl7hlM II Established I suitable to handle freight thereon and ) thus reduce freight rates over that route. During that time freight river traffic de- j creased from 683*000 tons into St. Louis to j 85.00* tons pgr year. The railroads had acquired from ft* per cent to 100 per centt t of every river dock in every city on thawr^ river along that mute, had built tneir railroads and yurtfs there and made it impossible fm- boata !•* land at a single river port. That is giving the railroads some chance. Space does lio't permit of other instances. i1 hut the Trinity river of Texas and many other objects of the “Pork Barrel's” ben efioienee make interesting reading to those who desire to know. 1 will com mend all who desire to look Into these j! questions to the speeches of Represents- * tive Freer of Wisconsin, who has always * fought this graft .and to Pearsons Maga- j zines of last August, September, October i and November, which gives extensive and exhaustive comments thereon. Yours. DR CHARLES p. COPELAND. Birmingham, May 15, 1915, 1620 Avenue G. DUTCH GOVERNMENT WATCHING CLOSELY , The Hague, May 15.—(Via London, 8:S® p. m. i—The Dutch government is watch ing closely the result of the American note to Germany concerning the Lusi tania. Probably no action will be taken by Holland until Germany replies to the United States, although there were a number of subjects of the Netherlands among the victims of the disaster. \ Mat Awbrey , j Roanoke, May 16.—(Special.)—Mat Aw* brey died at the home of hte son, J. T. B. Awbrey. in this place early Saturday morning. He was the oldest man In town if not in the county, being almost 97 years of age. He was a native of Geor gia. and was an Interesting talker on the times and scenes of his early life. HOTELS AND SUMMER RESORTS \ Hotel Lenox Boylston and Exeter Streets | BOSTON, MASS. V One Block from j Copley Square and Public Library i Luxury aid Ecoiomy , AH Outside Rooms Excellent Cuisine j Sio,l. R..tat, *2.00; with B»tk. *2.SO ud «». Doable Km.i, (2.501 wllb Balk. $3.60 uJ a,. 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