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cess Committee Outlines Plans to State Bar v Association _ By L. S. BETTY I Montgomery. July 10.—(Special.)— Judi l clal reforms of a far-reaching nature are contemplated In some 70 or more bills prepared by the joint committee on trie Judiciary, according to Chairman W. C. Davis, who gave a brief outline of the work of the committee to the Alabama State Bar association today. Chairman Davis’ speech was one of the features of the morning session of the bar association. He explained at length the most important reforms to be inau gurated. if the bills prepared by the com- j mittee are passed by the legislature, and told of the efforts of the committee dur ing the three months’ recess to! secure the unbiased opinion of judges and lawyers throughout the state on the im portant subject of court and law revision. i One of the most important reforms con templated provides that the supreme court shall have power to make all rules of procedure. This power is now possessed • by the higher court only in a modified form. ^ The chief Justice of the supreme court is given supervision over all the circuit judges of the state, with power to trans fer them from one circuit to another and with authority to direct the efforts of solicitors. In explaining wiiy this power was taken out of the governor’s hands, Chairman Davis stated that he thought this func tion was more judicial than executive. “There may be some of us who favor curtailing the governor’s power," said Mr. Davis, "but I have too much rev erence for the constitution and for the time-honored precedents that have sur rounded the executive to take one scin tilla of authority out of his hands ex cept that which rightfully belongs to seme other department.” Mr. Davis' remarks were received with loud applause. To Make All Circuit Judges The committee has prepared bills re dueing the number of judges in the state from 51 to 25 or 30. All city and equity courts will be abolished, according to the recommendations of the committee, and all judges will be known as circuit judges. Eight judges will be provided for Jefferson county instead of 10, the present number. Montgomery will be \ l given two judges and Mobile will be 4 given three judges. No circuit will con tain more than four counties. Other provisions of the bill require every circuit judge to serve one month *» every year outpide of his circuit, the transfer to be made by direction of the chief justice of the supreme court. More \ over, if one circuit is crowded with work, ; the chief justice will have authority to transfer to that circuit a judge from any part of the state. Circuit judges, when traveling in other circuits than their own. will receive their expenses. Courts will be open all the year round. •Both circuit and chancery judges will be given equity jurisdiction immediately, according to Mr. Davis. The other changes will be made from time to time, no judges being legislated out of office before January, 1917. The supernumerary judge will be re tained. Chairman Davis said he did not know why. Bills of Exception As under the present statute, lawyer? are given 90 days in which to prepare their bills of exception, but the trial judge is only given 30 days in which to sign the bill of exception. Under the present law. the trial judge is given 90 days, al lowing six months before an appeal may reach the supreme court. This change will cut the length of appeal down to four months. Another important reform to be inau gurated will require the clerk of the court of appeals and the clerk of the supreme court to supply certified copies of the higher courts* opinions to the clerks of the trial courts within five days after the opinion is rendered. RegardliVg jury commissioners, the com mittee has prepared a bill providing for the appointment of one commissioner by the governor, one by the chief justice of the supreme court, and one by the board of revenue of the various counties. Un der the present law, the governor ap points jury commissioners for the sev eral counties of the state. Various other recommendations will be made to the legislature by the judiciary committee, the bills covering the various reforms being more than 70 in num ber. embezzlement”is CHARGED TO TAYLOR Hattiesburg, Miss., July 10.—(Special.) Charged with embezzling several small amounts of money from residents in the vicinity of Brookhaven. J. D. Taylor, manager of the Hattiesburg Hide and Fur company, was arrested In the lobby of the Johnson hotel late last night, and was taken to Brookhaven this morning, w'here he will be given a preliminary hearing this afternoon. Taylor formerly was of Birmingham, and Is said to have been connected w-ith the Birmingham Hide and Tallow com pany before coming to Hattiesburg three months ago. The arrest of Taylor came as a surprise to the man. He was sitting In the lobby of the hotel when Constable W. D. Risher, accompanied by officers from Brook haven, entered the hotel. Risher served the warrant on him. and told him to be ready to accompany the officers to Brookhaven this morning. Taylor offered no resistance, but explained that a mis take had occurred somewhere, and that he would be able to straighten matters out satisfactory to every one concerned. SCALY ECM ITCHING BURNING So Could Not Sleep. Came in Small Blotches. Cried AH the Time. In Three Months Well. HEALED~BYCUTICURA SOAP AND OINTMENT j “My sister took eczema when very young and we thought it was hives. Her scalp j was red and she was very fretful. It came out just like heat in small blotches and got larger, and In a few days it looked scaly and was dry. It Itched and burned so she could not sleep and she cried all the time. When she scratched It It would bleed and her hair came out. What hair she had was dry and looked dead. “The trouble lasted eight or nine months before we used the Cuticura Soap and Oint ment. In about three months she was entirely well.” (Signed) Miss Elver Sutton, Jefferson, 8. C., Feb. 9, 1915. Sample Each Free by Mail j With 32-p. Skin Book on request. Ad dress post-card “Cuticura, Dept. T, Bos ton.” Sold throughout the world. BUSY WEEK AIM ' Activities Will Begin With Dinner Tonight—Dance Friday Night The week at the Birmingham News paper club promises to he very active and full of pleasures. Ae usual the round of events will begin with the table d'hote dinner which will be served at the clyb this evening. Tomorrow evening at 6:30 o’clock a big dinner will be given at the Club for the team captains and the members of their teams, at which final reports of the cam paign are to be made. It is expected that reports will show a good 300 new members brought into the club during ihe campaign. Member* of the trains are working enthusiastically to make the Inst day of the campaign the most effective of the entire 16 days. Chairman Oscar Turner is enthusiastic over the results. On Friday night the regular weekly dance of the club will take place. The series of summer dances which are being given at the club are being well attended, and are proving an especially pleasant diversion during those days when social activities are so few and far between. Other affairs planned especially for the delectation of the chib members will probably be announced later in the wreek. Many guests are expected to attend the I dinner at the club Sunday evening, for which the following interesting menu and programme have been arranged: MENU. i Potage Ala Ruse Celery Olives Radishes Boiled Red Snapper. Egg Sauce Parisienne Potatoes Smothered Spring Chicken Giblets Newf Green Peas New Potatoes | Tomato Aspic Asparagus Tips Chocolate Nut Parfait Gold Cake l Edam Cheese Toasted Crackers Demi Tasse. MUSICAL PROGRAMME. Hungarian Lustsplel. Kller Bela. Marguerite waltz (Faust), Gounod. Babballna. Berry. Chimes of Normandy (selected), Wie gand. “I Love You Truly," Bone. ^ La Mar sana, Morse. The Turkish Patrol, Merhaeles. Married in Lyerly Lyerly, Ga., July 10.—(Special.)—The marriage of Miss Etta Jett, an attractive young woman of Menlo, and Mr. Qullliau Murphy of Birmingham, was an interest ing event of the past week. The cere mony was performed in the presence of n large crowd of friends and relatives at the Menlo Methodist church Thursday at noon by the Rev. H. L. Hendricka of Summervfl-e. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy left immediately after the ceremony for Bir mingham, where they will make their home. --Hk_ ■ ■ Take Care of Your Kidheys After you are tired of experimenting with yourself for any kidney trouble, try the preparation which has given relief for more than 40 years. Dr. Palmer’s Compound Extract of Pine Splinters Containing Holland gin, African buchu, pure spirits of nitre and oil of pure pine from Georgia pine splinters. 50c and $1.00 Bottles * Eugene Jacobs’ Drug Store 1904 2d Ave. Defer Selection of Place of Holding Next Associa tion Meeting The executive committee of the Ala bama Good Roads association met in the, parlor of the Morris hotel at 11 o’clock yesterday. John Craft of Mo bile presided over the meeting with .1. A. Rountree, secretary. Twenty mem bers of the executive committee were In attendance in person and by proxy. The time and place of holding the next meeting was discussed. Invita tions were read from Huntsville and Birmingham. President Craft was in structed to write the Chambers of Com irmrce of these two cities in regard to the rrmeting. The selection of the place of meeting was held under advise ment and will be reported at a Inter date. J. W. Cary made a report of the number of regular and life members that he had secured and the interest that had been aroused in the cause of good roads throughout Alabama. Hts report was a most encouraging one in every way and was well received. On motion a vote of thanks was returned to Mr. Cnry. J. A. Rountree made a statistical and financial report of the condition of the association and requested that a committee of three be appointed to audit the books to report at the next annual meeting of the association. Sug gestion concurred in. A letter from Gov. Charles Hender son wag read heartily Indorsing good roads days, but suggesting that as Au gust 15 fell on Sunday that Sunday be devoted to religious services an-: that August 16 and 17 be devoted to working the roads. On motion of H. •K. Milner, the suggestion of Gover nor Henderson was acceded to. Hugh McGeever moved that the state superintendent of education be request ! ed to write letters to the county su perintendents in every county in the state and urge them to call upon the teachers and school trustees to take ar. interest and observe good roads days. H. K. Milner moved that the preach ers of the gospel be requested and urged to preach sermons August 15 on the religious side of good roads. President Craft suggested that a per manent organization to promote thei Jackson highway should be organized and a great meeting held in Birming ham or some point along the line. On 1 motion a special committee was ap pointed for the purpose of carrying out the suggestion of President Craft. The following committee was appoint ed: H. K. Milner, chairman; Governor Henderson of Montgomery, Messrs. John W. O’Neill of Birmingham. W. F | Fitts of Tuscaloosa, J. A. Rountree of Birmingham, John Craft of Mobile, Hugh McGeever and L. H. Pennington of Birmingham, F. N. Gulledge of Ver bena. Miss Alma Rittenberry was in vited to participate and co-operate with the committee. John W O’Neill introduced the fol lowing resolution, which was adopted: “Resolved, That the executive com mittee of the Alabama Good Reads association most hearily indorse the Key good roads bill, which is now pending in the Alabama legislature, which makes good roads days perma nent in every way. “Resolved, second, That we most respectfully urge the legislature to adopt this bill as early as possible and that the thanks of this committee be returned to Senator Key for his thoughtfulness in introducing the same.” An invitation was read from the Alabama Convict Improvement asso ciation inviting the members of the Alabama Good Roads association to attend the meeting of the association, which meets in Montgomery on July 13. There being no further business, the meeting adjourned. Miss Alma Rittenberry received the following communication from Lafay ette, Ind., which is explanatory: "Miss Alma Rittenberry, Birmingham, Ala.: "Dear Madam—Tour letter of June 26 has been forwarded to this organ ization by Mayor Thomas Bauer. “In conjunction with the other coun ties between Indianapolis and Chicago, we have formed the Chicago-Indian apolis Air Line association, the pur pose being to put the road In first class shape, have it oiled and thus in duce tourists to drive over it. “We were pleased to learn that this has also been shown as part of th<# proposed Jackson highway. We expect to continue our organization and work for good roads and have active com mittees in each county, the writer be ing the general secretary. “We will be glad to co-operate with voi^ and hope to receive some further suggestions Very truly yours, “LAFAYETTE CHAMBER OF COM MERCE. “ALBERT V. WEIGEL, Sec'y.” JOHN S. MOORING GETS IN THE RACE Announces His Candidacy for Pro posed State Equalization Board Which Legislature May Create John S. Mooring, former chairman of the state tax commission, who failed of reappointment, is a candidate for a posi tion on the state equalization board to be created by the legislature. Announcement to that, effect was con tained In letters received yesterday from Mr. Mooring by members of the Jefferson county legislative delegation. Mr. Moor ing is considered an authority on matters of taxation. The legislature, if It follows the recom mendation of its recess committee on finance and taxation, will take the ap pointive power out of the hands of the governor, and by electing the members of its state equalization board, eliminate the recently named members of the state tax commission. Mr. Mooring, who was named by ex Governor O’Neal to the chairmanship of the state tax commission, would now receive at the hands of the legislature appointment to the equalization board, by the creation of which the legislature intends to abolish the state commission. THE RED MEN INSTALL OFFICERS Mountain Creek, July 10.—(Special.) The Red Men Installed officers for the ensuing year at the Old Soldiers’ Home today. Capt. J. M. Simpson, the commandant, granted the use of the grounds and building for this purpose. The following officers for the ensu ing year were Installed: R. C. Hudson, sachem; Edward Powell, S. Q.; O. C. Kicker, J. 8.; T. 3. Henderson, prophet. HEFLIN URGES SOLONS TO 1 WORK FOR REMOVAL OF THE EMBARGO ON COTTON Lafayette, July 10.—(Special.)—Con gressman J. Thomas Heflin of the Fifth district today suggested that the legislature of Alabama pass and send to the President the following resolu tion when it convenes next Tuesday, and he will ask that it be introduced in both houses; "Whereas, cottoff is known and ac knowledged to be noncontraband of war; and, "Whereas. Great Britain, by the use of the blockade, is injuriously affect ing these cotton industries and great ly Injuring the cotton producers of the United States by jueventing the ship ment of American cotton from reaching th$ neutral nations of Europe; and. "Whereas, by this unwarrantable in terference with American commerce and this illegal use of the blockade. Great Britain Is doing injury to out rights as a neutral nation, abusing our national sovereignty and violating the principles of international lan Therefore, he it “Resolved, That Honorable Woodrow Wilson, President of the United State?. Is hereby requested to use every peace able means at his command to induce Great Britain to remove the blockade against the cotton shipped from the \ United States to the neutral nations I of Europe. “Section 2 Re it further resolved that the President is requested, if he finds it necessary, to mil Congress into extraordinary session at an eart\ date to enact laws as may he needed, to remove the deplorable and distress ing situation produced by the British blockade.” MONSTER PLANT OF HAUL LUMBER CO. IS FASCINATING PLACE lContinued from Pago Five! cairns It Is easier to float them than to haul them to their desired position Dynamos in the engine room furnish lights and power for the entire town. The city Is laid off with a view to sanitary perfection. Fevers are un known In Kanlton. Every man at the plant is a clean cut. clear eyed young fellow and prac tically all of them have grown up with the company and gradually been pro moted to tho most responsible posi tions. Following the inspection the visitors again hoarded automobiles and war* taken for a trip to Tuscaloosa, across the Warrior river to Northport. thence to the special car for home, reaching Birmingham at 6:80 o'clock. When the plant shut down yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock a barbecue was served to every employe. Special tables had been set near the plant for the negroes while white employes were served in the Inn grove, tho scene of the visitors’ entertainment. .1. R. Gibson made a happy speech on behalf of the visitors, thanking the company for the privilege of seeing the plant in operation. It is said l*> lumber men who know that the Kanl ton plant and community n»e not ex celled anywhere In the world. The company owns timber land i enough to last for 25 years, by which time a new growth will be ready for another rutting. Those who were the companj’s guests yesterday included: H. M. Jenkins. Jenkins Lumber com pany: H. i V Rupsell, Pioneer Lumber and Ureopoting company, Ensley: E. S. Miller, 8emet-Solvay company. Ensley: J. T. Rhodes, First Avenue Coal and Lumber company: Perkins Ellis. Avon dale Stove and Foundry company: M. Shugerman, Jefferson Briokf Supply company; R. N. Magill, Pratt Consol idated Coni company; J. FT. Eddy, mnn ager Kaul Lumber company: M. E. Crotwell, Crotwell Brothers Lumber! company, Bessemer; S. F. Cornelius, Birmingham Box nnd Veneer works; ,T. J. Mnssle. representing .T F. Baldwin; ,T. M. Bsrrtett, Barnett Lumber company; C. M Stanley. Age-Herald; W. P. Wood, W. D. Wood Lumber company; Allen J. Krebs, Pr.( J, B. Gihson. Woodlnwn Lum ber company; J. B. Gibson, Jr., Woodlnwn Lumber company; I,. T. Shiflett, Adnms ville; T. D. Bush, E. C. Payne Lumber ccmpanv, New Decatur; L R. Vlneu, Ensley Lumber company, Ensley; Asa L. Hoyt; H. L. Gwln, secretary and treas urer Southern Manufacturing company. Gadsden; R. C. Moses. Fairfield Lumber nnd Coal company; Paul E. Chaltfoux. Kirkpatrick Sand and Cement company: W. W. Snead, Carolina Portland Cement company; Henry C. Arnold. Arno’d & Sons, Cullman; W. D. Tvnes, Hardle Tynes Manufacturing company; A. H. Smith, United States Cast Iron Pipe and Foundry company; J. R. Frankc. Kaul Lumber company; J. M Gandy, Kaul Lumber company; W. A. Morton, Kaul Lumber company; David Holt, Charles R. Reid, Reid Lumber company; W. C. Appleby. Southern Wheel company; Thorton Estes, Estes Lumber company; Fred J. Sheppard, Peerless Lumber and Manufacturing company; B. H. Harts fleld, Birmingham Stove and Range com pany; A. B. Tanner, Jemlson Real Estate and Insurance company; W. B. Dowell. ,lr.. SlosB-ShPITii’ld Steel nn<l Iron enm mny; L. Sevier, Keneral nsrpnt Southern railway; H. F. Latimer, Alabama Great Southern railway. Health, Agricultural and Educational Work in Almon’s District Judge E. B Almon, congressman of the Eighth Alabama district, announced yesterday while a visitor to Birmingham, i the beginning Tuesday of a health, agri cultural and educational campaign I throughout his district. I The following engagements have been > arranged, the engagements for Colbert, Jackson and Limestone counties to be I announced later: Madison County—Monrovia, Tuesday, | July 13; Newmarket. Wednesday. July 14; 'Gurley, Thursday, July 16; Huntsville, Friday. July 16; New Hope. Saturday, July 17. Morgan County Gum Springs, Tuesday, July 20; Ryans Cross Ronds, Wednesday, July 21; Massey, Thursday, July 22; Shady Grove, Friday. July 28. Lawrence County- Town Creek. Tues day, July 27; Mount Hope, Wednesday, July 28; Wrenn, Thursday, July 29; Hodges’ Store. Friday, July 30; Harmony, [Saturday, July 31. Lauderdale County—Waterloo. Monday, August 2; Oakland, Tuesday, August 3; Threats. Wednesday, August 4; Green Hill, Thursday, August 6; Lexingion, Friday. August 6; Rogersvllle, Saturday, Au gust 7. DEMONSTRATION TO CONTINUE THIS WEEK Mrs. Bernie Mae MacKenny Shows Possibilities of Electric Cook ing Appliances The demonstration of the electric cook ing apparatus that was given all last week at the auditorium of the Birming ham Hallway, Light and Power company proved very interesting and was witnessed by many hundreds of Birmingham's housekeepers. Mrs. Bernio Mae MacKen ny, the demonstrator, was sent to Bir mingham by the General Electrical com pany of New York, and has shown the women of the city the great possibilities of electric cooking appliances. One of the most piactical devices shown was the utility grill which broils steaks end is useful in many other ways. Owing to the interest shown the demonstrations will continue during the first three days of this week, and as a special attraction an electric cooking appliance will he given away dally as was the case last week. The winners on Friday and yesterday were: Mrs. G. B. Morgan. 5008 Fourth avenue, who won a utility grill, and Miss Hasel McKenna, 1120 North Twenty-fourth street, who won an electric toaster. TO OPPOSE COT IN NUMBEROF JUDGES Meeting of Lawyers Called for Tomorrow to Protest Against Proposal | j Strong opposition has developed among the lawyer* of Birmingham to the proposi tion suggested by the recess committee on judicial reform In reference to the re- j duction of judges of the county court, and a mass meeting of the bar and others interested has been called for tomorrow at the qpurthouse to protest against the! measure. It Is stated the committee rec j omtr.end* reducing the present number of j judges to five, with the proviso that if j additional judges are required they can ! be secured from other judicial circuits of , the state. There are many attorneys who insist j that the Judges of Jefferson county should be increased and point to tho splendid , record made during the four month* an j additional judgo sat on tho bench of the criminal court as an evidence of that need. There are thousands of untried cases on the dockets of tho several county courts, and there are those who insist that to reduce the number of Judges, even though additional Judges could be se cured. would tend to incerase the number of untried cases In each of the courts. Tho call for the meeting follows: "Mass meeting at courthouse Monday. July 12. at 10 o'clock to protest against reduction of judges for Jefferson county to five. Come and prevent false notions of econ omy from working great injustice to tho people of our county. W. T. Stewart. James B Burgln, L. J. Haley, J. M. Bradley. Jr.” INFORMAL MEETING OF DRESSMAKERS Held in Millinery Department of Love man, Joseph & I-oeh’s on Call of Leo Ixieb An informal meeting of ihe dressmakers of Birmingham was held last night in the millinery department of Loveman. Joseph & Loeb, having for its purpose the getting together of the local dress- j makers to discuss new styles and gowns and to further advance their business.! This is the first meeting of the dress- j makers of the city, and was called by Leo Loeb. who made a short address. He stated that in calling the meeting j he was convinced that by the dressmakers getting together from time to time and discussing styles they would not only help themselves, but also help their employers and chtsomers. He urged the dress makers to meet frequently and talk on prevailing styles, materials, and other matters of interest to them and their customers. A satisfied customer, he said, was a steady customer, and the great aim of all should be to please those who employ them. The ladles entered into the purpose of the meeting with much enthusiasm and many suggestions were made by them along the lines pointed out by Mr. Loeb, and all agreed that meetings now and then would prove of great mutual bene | fit. There w'ere about 36 local dress | makers present. Another meeting will be I called as soon as Mr. Loeb returns from j New York where he will inspect ap [ preaching styles. Following the meet ing refreshments wero served. Body Found in Towboat Cincinnati, July 10.—Discovery of the body of an unidentified white man be lieved to be a member of the crew of the towboat convoy, today convinced the police that all of the six missing men of that boat perished in the storm Wednesday night. Two other bodies also were recovered from the river tonight, bringing the known dead up to 38. if the other live missing members of the Convoy's crew have been lost the death, list will reach 41. Monday’s Best Bargains In OrilrrliiH Gnnda f’le««r Mention Till: M.K.-IM II M l> ■ ' 1 , ■ We handle the best $2.50 Eye-Glasses made. Broken Lenses Duplicated. Exclusive Opticians. International Optical Co. 2nd Floor Jefferson County Bank Bldg., 2d Ave. and 21st St. Use Double Tread Tires 30*3 .. 5 50 32x3*. 7.50 33x4 9.00 34x4 . 9 50 3«x4H - --,. 12.50 I'tlier Hires In proportion. Best tire repair shop In city. Blacklock-Posner Tire Co. 429 South 20th Street. Fhone Main 703S SEEK NEW TRIAL FOR JOHN R. LAWSON Trinidad, Col. July 10.—Arguments on the motion for a now trial for John R. Lawson of the United Mine Work ers of America, convicted In first de gree for the murder of John Nlmmo, a deputy sheriff, were concluded to day. Judge Hlllyer said his ruling might be expected Monday. w——aMaeiini'nwiiii —Mrrv'.^ti^t.-CTM—m—c^—an—P1 AN INVITATION LADIES OF tlRMIMf.HAH Mrs. Bernice MacKenney Graduate Boston School Domestic Science Will Continue for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Only 3:30—5:30 P. M. % Electric Cooking Demonstration In Our Auditorium—First Floor You are cordially invited to attend this demonstration each day and every afternoon. An electrically prepared lunch will be served each day and some electric appliance given away. B. R. L. & P. CO.