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Greatest Furniture Event of Birmingham Your Good Will Is All We Intend to Move II THB NOTE book of an ATTACHE ” I 'SEVEN MONTHS IN THE WAR ■ ZONE.) | Bv Erls Fisher Wood. The Century ■ company, publishers, New York. ■ When the war storm burst upon I Fsrls last autumn the atmosphere was ■ so charged and strained that most of H the art students forsook their work. I|!!o®o of those from other oountrles .1 hurried home; others threw themselves [I Into the midst of the rushing events. I f,,ie of these latter was Brio Fisher I Wood, a young American who was I studying archictecture at the Beaux | Volunteering for service at the Amer ■ lean embassy, Mr. Wood was placed in I charge of the Germans and Austro I Hungarians lntenrned in France. He I served In the American ambulance A corps and was sent out with two I American army officers to Inspect tho | field of the battle of the Marne the | day after the oonfliot to gather ma | terial for a report to our government. A He spent several days among the al A lied troops along the Alsne, visiting I the trenches and the field hospitals, I examining the fields of action and the I destroyed villages. I Subsequently as an official dlspatoh I bearer in the American service, the au I thor was sent to Berlin, Vienna, Brus I sels, Berne, London, Budapest I and other cities. He had thrilling ex I perlences with detactlves and secret I service men, met a great many high I officials, diplomats and other lmpor I tant personages In the various coun | tries, and visited at the magnificent I country estates of several of the Hun I garlan nobles (Including that of Count | Apponyl) who were grateful to him I for services he had rendered members I of their families In France. I For seven months he was In the 1 thick of tremendous events that I whirled him back and forth across Eu rope. In March Mr. Wood returned to j America with an extraordinary store I of freshly observed facts of a nature 1 quite different from that offered by h newspaper correspondence i At the request of the war depart L ment at Washington he spent five days giving to three United States officers * from the war college Information they [ wished about the European fighting and fighters. It is reported that as a result of his showing at Washington Mr. Wood will shortly be sent back to the scenes of the war to collect more I Information. Having made his report to the war department, Mr. Wood set him self to write a book, which has just ■ been issued by the Century company. It j Is called "The Nots Book of an At j tache," with the subtitle, "Seven f Months In the War Zone." It Is com '! plied from notes and letters written on 1 the ground, and Is Illustrated with pho • tographs of people and places ilgur i 5ng in it, and wltfi some of the au ■ tlior's collection of battered passports. ( Owing to the author’s unusual op ‘ portunltles “behind the scenes," his i book gives a more intimate and com I prehensive view of Europe at war than I any other so far published on the sub ] Ject in America; His diplomatic posi | lion, moreover, led him to weigh very I > arefully all his Judgments and opin f Ions; and the book is therefore, to an | unusual degree, hoth spontaneous and | accurate. Notable examples of this are [ his remarkable analysis of the battle f of the Marne and his report of a con f versation with Count Apponyl, the j great Hungarian statesman, explaining 1 thrft country’s attitude toward the war. There is an appendix, which gives In concise form the miscellaneous mll . Itary observations made by the author, ' which formed the basis of hls report to l the United States government. of Youth;" "May Day” (a play of Pur itan Boston); "The Vanishing Race" (an episode in tho Dutch settlement of New YoiOt); "The Passing of Hia watha:" "Dame Greel o' Portland Town." The chapters which the author lias written upon costumes and the production of outdoor plays will prove tnvaluable to amateurs, for they con tain suggestions that make the plays suitable to almost every condition or eoale of expenditure. There Is also ap pended a list of books In which pros pective producers may find pictures and needed hlstorlo Information. Even more to be commended Is the guidance which the author gives the amateur in the selection of music which shall bs approprlats, not too difficult, easily ob tainable, and really good. As a whole the volume shows the exoellsnt results that may be achieved when enthustaem and artistic skill are put Into the de velopment of a form of entertainment that Is really vital and popular. "SPENCER FULLERTON BAIRD.” (A BIOGRAPHY.) By William H. Dali, A. M„ D. S. With 19 illustration^. J. B. Llppincott com pany, publishers, Philadelphia. Natural history in America is most of all indebted to two remarkable men, Prof. Louis Agassis and Prof. Spenoer F, Baird. Their activities in a public sense in this country began about the same time, Agassis, the enthusiastic inspir ing teuoher, and Baird, the efficient, hard working and lovable organizer, i complemented each other. The on* awakened the American spirit to the delights of ths study of nature; the other made it possible for anyone with the sacred fire to obtain ' the necessary guides and opportunities for resesroh. , Professor Baird was a born natur alist and organizer of methods and men. His biography oarries ub through the phases of the boyish yet indefat igable student; the young professor at Dickinson college, Carlisle; the eager naturalist, corresponding with all the American students of nature then liv ing. such as Audubon, Agassiz, Dana, Haldeman, Kirtland, Brewer, Cassln and Bryant; the appointment to tho tare of the natural history activities of the Smithsonian institution, then in its early development; the utilization of the numerous opportunities offered by the early government surveys to In vestigate the animal life of the then hardly known region west of the MIs risslppl; the encouraging mentor and friend of a whole generation of nat uralists; the organizer of the fish commission with its vast contributions to the welfare of the people of the United States; of the International ex change of scientific books and papers between the new and old world, an Incalculable boon to men of science; the promoter of tho bureau of ethnology and the United States geological sur vey: the tireless worker and beloved leader of a groat company of students. Apart from the scientific side of tho activities, It endeavors to make the read er acquainted with the characteristics of a pure and lovable leader of men to whose modesty and self-sacrifice the country owes a debt which Is still ap preciated only by a select few. ''IN DEFENSE OF PARIS" By Captain Allen Grant. Illustrated by Bayard Jones. George H. Doran Co., Publishers, New York. An accurate story of the great war, with an American boy hero who will thrill thousands of other American boys is "In Defense of Paris," by Capt. Allan Grant. It is the second volume in this series, of which "A Cadet In Belgium" is the first. Here, fighting in the trenches with the Infantry of the allies, actually meeting Gen. John French, arrested as spies, struggling with a spy in a moldy old church tower, going through the terrific battle of the Marne, an American boy and bis French chum have such adven tures aB can be told only by a writer who Is a soldier and war correspondent, like Captain Grant. ERIC FISHER WOOD Author of “The Note Book of ar Attache” land of St. George's church. New York and others." Mr. Van Zille's book deals with the lead Ing events of the European war and th( significance those events hold for Amer ica. His is a calm, scholarly, extremely readable presentation of an unprecedent ed international situation menacing, in th< author’s opinion, to the ultimate welfare of this country- It is a timely and pow erful presentation of the causes, leading events and probable results of the wai of wars from an American point of view “I am heartily glad/*" writes. ex-Presidenl Roosevelt to the author, “that you arc writing on the subject of the need thai the United States should prepare agaJnsl war. * * * The United States will b< 83 impotent as China on the side of peace if she permits herself to sink into the same condition of helplessness.” Mr. Van -Zlle’s scholarly and brilliantly written volume deals with various phase? of the great European conflict that vital ly affects this country, many of which have not heretofore been presented ir tho pages of a book. The titles of sev eral chapters taken at random illustrate the wide philosophic scope of the work. “Germany’s God and Japan’s,” “Corsica versus Galilee,” “Christianity at the Bar," “The Only Hope for Peace.” “The Im morality of Weakness.” “Isolation and Its Perils,” “The Peace That Never Was,” etc. In concluding his foreword, the author says: “If the roots of the present con flict ore too numerous and remote tc be traced to their final origins, if, as apparent, the ultimate outcome of thf greatest of all wars cannot be, In all its bearings forecast, it still remains possible to clarify the chaotic welter of recent events in Europe by a process of elimi nation that brings into view, to American a#cs. at least, something approaching n desirable historic perspective. If in the effort to obtain this perspective we come upon revelations that, in theft* cumula tive force, seem to be of grim signifi cance to the people of the United States, the following pages will justify them selves to even the Indifferent or the toe optimistic American.” Poise, insight, comprehensive reading, enthusiasm for American Ideals, combine with keen humor and a satiric touch tc make Mr. Van Zile’s book not only im mediately readable but promise for It a permanent and high place among th« many volumes produced by the war of wars. A critic who has read “The Game of Empires,” says that it should be to America what the late Professor Cramb’s book is to Great Britain. | "THE GAME OP EMPIRES." A WARNING TO AMERICA. 1 By Edward S. Van Zlle. With a "prefa tory note” by Theodore Roosevelt. ;j!| Moffat Yard & Co., publishers, New I York. ijl "The Game of Empires—A Warning to jji America,” by Edward S. Van Zille, L. H. J D., opens with a "prefatory note” by ex jjl President Roosevelt, who warmly ap proves of the position taken by the au ||| thor. Mr. Van Zille has written much flo tion during the laBt 26 years, and this Is :J his first book. ijf- After the publication of his historical f romance, "With Sword and Crucifix” sev f eral years ago, his alma mater, Trinity ' college, Hartford, "gave him the honor ■fl ary degree of “Doctor of Letters.” W "The Game of Empires” is Mr. Van Zille’s first book outside the field of flc i* tion. Though published only very recent '1 ly the author is already In receipt of fl letters and telegrams fron? prominent |*1] men in various parts of the country ex j,!j pressing approval of his book. Among 1 those he has heard from besides Colonel \4 Roosevelt, are ex-Ambassador Straus, r Congressman Gardner, President Luther | of Trinity college, the Rev. Karl Rei ; What Was the Tower of Babel? | See Our Announcement J On Page 4 3 University Research _~ , . .. CAPSULES ,r, superior to Balum AMllOl F'VA of Copaiba, Cubabe or |nlactlons,and s \ RELIEVES In (MIDY) HyffTni 24 HOURS the V_V W/illtlftf *ime disease, wlth out Sold bv all dmogittB. : - "PLATS OF THE PIONEERS.” By Constance D’Arcy Mackay. Harper Bros., Publishers, New Tork. Of late years there has been a marked revival of the festival spirit. To under stand how genuine and spontaneous and Healthy this revival really Is, one has Hnly to read the collection of plavs called "Plays of the Pioneers," of which Con stance D'Arcy Mackay Is the author. To read them. Indeed Is to realize that they are eminently playable and emi nently worth playing. The plays are de signed for simple and broad effects; they >re thus comparatively easy to produce, for they require no such professional skill in tile part of amateur players as does the more elaborate Indoor play that de pends for its success upon the develop ment of a sweeping dramatic climax. No rery strenuous rehearsing Is needed; the scenery may be far more pleasing to the eye than are the pasteboard effects if the conventional amateur stage; there s plenty of opportunity, too, for simple, lolorful costumes and dances. All these ibvlous advantages have tended to make the pageant form of entertainment pop ular In normal schools and teachers' training schools, In colleges, in village ind city dramatic clubs, and in high schools. What strikes one most, how ever, in reading the plays contained in he volume under consideration Is that, lesplte their simplicity, or in part per taps because of it, they have a true ind vital literary quality. All the plays in the volume have been ictually performed as single episodes n pageants written and staged by the luthor. Little change, however, was reoessary in order to suit all parts of he ountry. "They deal,” writes the au hor, "through history and symbol, pvlth varying aspects of the pioneer iplrit north, south, east, west, whose otallty of effort has resulted in the making of America." The play called 'The Pioneers," for Instance, forms the yrio interlude In the pageant of pio leers produced In the Dakotas and oth ;r western states—a pageant not of i given place, hut of a movement, and lence containing episodes adaptable to iny locality that has pioneer tradi lons. Other titles are, "The Fountain HUMAN NATURE AND RAILROADS" By Ivy L. Lee. (Formerly executive as sistant of the Pennsylvania railroad, and now a member of the staff of John D. Rockefeller). E. S. Nash & Co., Pub Ushers, Philadelphia. In "Human Nature and Railroads” Ivy L. Lee, the author, gives the keynote ol his discourse in the "preface,” whloh says: "The railroad problem Is a very human problem; it is a problem that concern* us above all else as human beings. What Is a railroad for7 It is to-Iake people or things from one place to another. Whyl Simply to advance the material interests of human beings. Railroads are built by human beings; they are run by human beings; they are regulated by beings who are very human; and they serve human beings. Make a mistake in your treat ment of the railroad question and you injur# human beings. Handle it properly and you help human beings. “The great problem Is to establish the point of contact, to make the railroad manager, the employe, and the public In their mutual relations understand one another's point of view.” "THE KISS OF APOLLO.” By Martha Q. D. Hlanchl. Duffleld & Co., publishers, No. 21 West Thirty third street, New York. "The Kiss of Apollo," the fifth rovel from the pen of the clever poet and romancer, Martha Cl. D. Bianchl, who has steadily grown In power and force since her first publication entitled, "A Modern Prometheus," mark# an Inter esting epoch in literary circles. Written in a clear, cean-cut man ner, the delineation of types being dominant, the plat interesting and the story one which never flags, the read er has a genuine treat in store In "The Kiss of Apollo." The scenes of the author’s last book ore characteristically of New York, but tlie brilliant and unconventional Ju dith, the heroine, assures its being far more than a mere society novel. Ju rtith's marriage, which is not a mar ilags with Drake Hemingway, the rich club member; her work in phllan- . thropy. and her ultimata choice of her childhood's friend, Julian, as the com panion of her days, are materials of which Madame Rlachl makes the best i use, both from a psychological and narrative point of view. As Judith says, "the kiss of Apollo is Just as fatal to overturn any shrine as it ever was, because women are still true at heart pagans, nature worshippers! Tell them I love—therefore I am!" 1 "AMERICA FALLEN: THE SEQUEL TO THE EUROPEAN WAR." By J. Bernard Walker. DoM, Haag A Co., publishers, New York. That America should be forced tn 1 Day the coat of the present war In Eu- 1 rope seems not at all fanciful or lm- 1 possible to Mr. J. Bernard Walker, tha I author of a new book, "America Fall- 1 rn: The Sequel to the European War." < The book Is an Imaginary story of the < conclusion of the present war by which < Germany has to pay 16 billions Indem- 1 nity to the allies, a financial problem < the solution of which furnishes the < theme of the story—the capture and i ransom of the United Stalest In his 1 council chamber at Pottsdam the Kal- < ser advises his ohiefs of his plan; 1 “On yonder side of the Atlantic lies 1 an undefended treasure land, 60 bll- I lions of Whose . 160 billions of wealth I pre to be found on the seaboard and I within eesy reach of an expeditionary I force and the guns of a hostile fleet. ■ It is my purpose that the German navy on whose behalf I have summed i the Indemnity shall be made the In- : li J Exceptionally Fine "I it Floral Designs 1 For Funerals 1 Your last remembrance to your departed friends fcj3 should be your choicest McVay’s beautiful flowers ® | are best fitted to convey your friendship and re- Jj| KTets. 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We cannot begin to tell you of all the bargains we have. Come and see them. Make yourselves at home among our j; stock. Jacobs’ guarantee of satisfaction protects your ev ery purchase. tome, see tne Dargains ior xourseir Values Like These Given In Everything i . ■ " 1 i r ■ ' 1 ■' i I A Real Buffet Bargain $25 Bed-Davenport Attractive fumed oak finished buffet, with mirror, two drawers at ^ top, one lined for silverware, jp J 1 roomy two door cupboard under- I M and large linen drawer at • bottom. _ I $1 Cash, $1 a Week Our $23 Buffet Nothing like this possible at any other time. A handsome Davenport I aid by day; a comfortable bed at night. Comes in three different finishes. H "jf Upholstered in moroccoline, bed upholstered with mattress. 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Our uncon- ft Xl^Tr lnvo'u'1 her. m baby cia,,. or Something every woman wants, ditional guarantee of complete lo^yote^fure^ry dollar purchase of a„y 0ti..r kind of fur- Covered with Japanese matting, satisfaction goes with each re- 4h*elria?ge0.?“Sm^J ?,ouvr«.tb4bktf dainty and refreshing to look at. frisrerator entitles you to the electric dome; second largest number s. A Hl, :i I cures the electrolier. Try for one of these. /\bK lO S0G It. Everything 20% to Must q 50% ^ 1911-13 3rd Ave All Goode Marked in Plain Figures Reductions itrument for securing the means of jayment. When that country turned tself Into an arsenal for the supply it guns, ammunition and military itores and equipment to the enemies of Jermany, It became In effect an ucttve jartlclpant in our overthrow. It will ippeal to your sense of fitness of hings that the United States, which las contributed so largely to our de feat, should pay the costs of this war ind the navy should play the part of ■ollector." How easily this may be accomplished s vividly described in "America Fallen." OTHER BOOKS RECEIVED. REVIEWS LATER.) “The A B C of Electricity.” By Wil iam H. Meadowcraft. Harper Brotli “rs, publishers. New York. “THE REAL UNITED STATES AND CANADA POCKET GUIDE BOOK." By IVIUlam Harmon Block. Printed by the Issoolation for New York. No. G5 Llb srty street, New York. "THE CRAYON CLUE.” By Minnie J. leynolds. Mitchell Kennerly, publish es, New York. "ONE MAN." By Robert Steele, llttchell Kennerley, publishers. New fork. "THT GREAT WAR; THE SECOND ’HASE." By Frank H. Slmonds. Miteh II Kennerley, publishers, New York. Avoiding Friction With French British Headquarters, France, July 0.—(Special.)—One of the first con ideratlons of the British army officials b the avoidance of all friction with Ike ^habitants of the occupied district* of France and the maintenance of most otdial relations with the French sol ders. ▲ principal factor In keeping n good terms wit hthe allied army has cen the steadfast insistence on the curtesies of discipline. Military etl [l ette, for example, demands that when . party of British officers are saluted y a British private, only the senior fflcer acknowledges the astute. When towavor, the salute la given by a I’tsnch private, th# acknowledgment s made by all the officers. "The idea s." a stafT officer explained, "that by his act of courtesy we dally show to he French oi'r consciousness that If le are allies, we are also guests In heir country. And-where the officers five the lead, the men are quick to ollow." • ‘ WARRIOR RIVER BANKS LIKE GARDEN OF EDEN To the Editor of The Age-Herald. It Is so seldom that we see anything In the newspapers from this neck of the woods and water that 1, a native of this heath—no, I won’t write it "heath,” for I notice the dictionary defines "heath" as "a barren country" and this corner of Jefferson and Tuscaloosa counties Is not barren, but is rich in gifts of nature. It Is here that Indian creek, u beautiful, clear stream, meundering through val leys twixt hills of green and mountains gorgeously towering and beautifully bear ing growth of wildwood, vine and shrub, find entrance to the Warrior river which flows on to the sea.4 Should any of your readers wish to see | this Eden of Alabama, let them come here and I will show them a peculiar spot In which all Alabamians will take ppecial pride and delight. Here is scen ery equal to and even surpassing that of any other section of the south; pure mountain air, exhilarating and health af fording; timber towering and strong, of hard wood, rich in commercial value; building stone easily accessible; soil now producing corn, potatoes and every con ceivable food product. Beneath lies the Pratt coal seam and other minerals of great value; mineral water of rich medi cinal qualities gushes forth from moun tain sidf; a flow of natural gas which •van now Quickly biases forth at the touch of a match and sufficient la Illumi nate and heat a vast community, .Flowing majestically by this treasury of natural wealth Is the great Warrior river, navigable every day in the year and ready now to bear the burden of products from along Its banks to the markets of the world. I do not claim to be a prophet nor the son of a prophet, but I predict that before many months pass the developing hand of genius will begin the establishment\ here of a pleasure resort and an Industrial ! town that will arise like magic. Upon one of these mountain* overlooking valleys, creeks and river and gorgeously arrayed in nature's groves, wutered by the cold sparkling water from these springs bik Illuminated Jw natural gaH, a moduli hotel for pleasure seekers will he erected and In the valley beneath will arise t '' ami manufacturing town o strength and Importance. . -.I-., uiiu * uscaiuusa counties huvi a great opportunity here to encourage de velopment and should not be slow to selzi the opportunity. Good roads are tin next In order now. that our people maj take hold of the developing force of oui open Warrior. I congratulate The Age-Herald on lh advocacy of "good robes, also upon Its efforts for a transfer of the state con Vlcts to public road service. Go on, Mr Editor, with the good work. It Is gratifying to observe the progresr of Jefferson county’s road building tr this place and I am sure the Tuscaloosa county authorities will soon Join to ineel Jefferson at the county line. Then wi will have a speedway of JO miles froir Ens.uy and from Bessemer to Lock 17 which will prove the most delightful In the state. 1 promise you. too. that when thi« road Is oompleted we farmers and truck ers along the way will carry to the mar kets of Birmingham and Bessemer dallr loads of farm products, vegetables, mol ons and fruits of freshest and richest growth. And: by the way, tlsh—bass trout, bream, shad, cropple, cut and drum of which the Warrior and Its trlhutartcf here now afford abundantly, add to tht wealth of our Eden. Come and see us. Respectfully. N. B. BURCHFIELD. Lock 17. Warrler River, July 24, 1915. Now Using Women on Cars Hull, England, July 10.—(Special.) After arguing the pros and cons of the Proposal to employ women conductors on the street cars here for a month, the unions have been compelled to yield to the preesur* of circumstances and admit the new labse. It was found Im possible to obtain sufficient male labor to operate the necessary ears and the alternative to employing woman wat the stopping of the cars. The woman will receive 88.75 a wepk, the same at the men, but the war bonuses hereto fore paid to the men conductors will be added to the wages of the motor men, who will be asked to turn the trolley poles for the women. AMERICAN KIDS BUY BIBLES FOR SOLDIERS Retrograd, July 10 — (Special.)~Mlte» contributed by American .Sunday school children have provided thousand* ot I Testament*, printed In Rus*ian, for boI i dler* In tjie field. The flrat installment of 12,001) or more, 1b now being printed. : ; They are being *ent out In the name ot the young (.'zarevltcli. Through effort* of the American branch of the World's Sunday School association a fund lias been raised for the purchase of these Testaments. Sun day school* throughout the United sutes have contributed. The associa tion expect* to devote $60,000 to tbfa work The Empress. Alexandra Feodorovna, ha* taken a personal Interest In tha project and hRs authorized the placing of the following Inscription on the fly loaf of each Testament: “Ula impernal highness, the Heir Ap parent Czarevitch, and Grand r>uk* -* Alexi Nicholaiviteh, most graciously gives this gospel, which lias been sent to him by a Sunday school scholar of America.'’ rI he holy synod, the governing body of the Russian church, is preparing the hook8, which consist of four gospels *4 bound In one volume and the Russian government has agreed fo transpoit them to the front and to the hundreds of military camps and place them In the hands of thy soldiers free of charge. Turkish Snipers Clever Athens. July 10.— (Special.)—Trfh. ufes to the cleverness of Turkish snip er?* in Gallipoli in concealing them selves from the Rrltish sharpshooters are paid in a sericH of letters received here from a British officer. “Ti-i Turks.” he says, “are brave and elev- Vj ®r Their snipers frequently place smnll trees on their hacks and so crawl up almost to the trenches. Yesterday I watched a hush which appeared to be shaking a lot. despite the fact that there waa no wind. I fired Into it ft couple of times with my rifle. li moved quickly enough then. Some of the Turks paint themselves and their rifles green and are then practically Invisible among the herbage. Snipers Operating In sandy or muddy soil daub themselves from head to foot with mud. Among the bare rocks they are Ilk* chameleon!, half green and half a dull brown, like a piece of sun dried moss."