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Service Has attracted more than twenty thousand men and women depositors. You are invited to come with us. First National Bank of Birmingham Capital and Surplus Three Million Dollars Four Per Cent Interest, Compound ed Quarterly, on Savings Deposits _ TODAY'S EVENTS Baseball at Rlckwood Field, Bir mingham vs. Atlanta; two games, be ginning at 2:15 o'clock. At the Theatres Grand—"A Night at Canfield’s," bur lesque; matinee 2 p. m.; night 7:30 and H p. m. Orpheum—"Human Hearts," melo drama; matinee at 2:30 p. m.; night at S.30 o’clock. At Photoplay Houses Princess—“The Quarrel," Vltagrapli Special feature. Odeon Two—"The Woman Next Door.” with Irene Fenwick. Trianon—"The Second In Command," with Francis X, Bushman, Vaudette—“Misjudged," with Anna Little and Herbert Rawlinson. Odeon One—“A Leap for Life," Mu tual feature. HUNDLEYlJB of l: Finds National Political Sit uation Chaotic—Prohibi tion Large Question Judge Oscar R. Hundley returned to the city yesterday after an absence of six weeks on a tour to the west and the Panama exposition. Speaking of the ex position Judge Hundley said: "The Panama exposition is a wonderful achievement and surpasses in its mag nificence any previous exposition ever held in this country, if not indeed in the whole world, with one exception, and that is as to the art exhibit. The exhibit of handsome paintings and works of art does not compare in point of excellence with the world's fair at Chicago. Of course the war in Europe is largely to blame for this, making it Imposeible to obtain the rare paintings from the famous old gal leries of the world. "San Francisco is the most interesting city in this country, to my mind, and reminds me more of Paris than any city In America. The women are attractive and stylish, and generally superb dancers. They are not afraid, either, if they have a good partner, to be the only couple on the floor. They enter into the spirit of the dance with zest and in true western style, whether it be the Balboa waltz, the three-step, fox trot or hesitation, all of which, if she is up-to-date, she dances equally well.” Asked about the political situation Judge Hundley said: "Governor Hiram Johnston is still the most powerful force In California, and has a lead pipe cinch on anything he may want in that state. As to the presi dential situation, it might be said to be somewhat chaotic. Every unbiased man Is bound to admit that President Wilson has done well under most trying condi tion, but the foreign situation is liable to bring about a complete change of con ditions any moment, and that was the general opinion among men of ail polit ical parties with whom I talked. I found the prohibition question assuming largo proportions, and predictions made that national prohibition would be declared for by one of the great political parties at least. The prohibition wave has act ually scared up dear old, wide-open, live ly and lovely 'Chicago, and predictions there are freely made that it may sweep that city in time. But ‘nous verrons.' I heard Justice Hughes’ name frequently nentidned in connection with the repub lican nomination and also that of Mr. Henry D. Estabrook of New York, a great lawyer, who tt will be remembered has often visited Birmingham. He was frequently mentioned at the meeting of the American Bar association, where he presided at the banquet as toastmaster. It begins to look as if he would be in the mix-up with considerable force." Judge Hundley attended the annual con-! Vention of the Knights of Columbus, held In Seattle. He and M. E. Linnehan were official delegates from Alabama, the for mer being stata deputy and the latter cx-state deputy. Judge Hundley said he thought there was a good chance of bringing the Knights of Columbus con vention to Birmingham within the next two or three years. It will be held in Davenport, la., in 1916. For rent! Exchange Hotel. north* •not corner of Morris avenue and HOth Street, ground floor, cafe and 37 rooms, ■II completely furnished) stems heat and other conveniences. For further Information apply to W. B, Lredy Real Estate A Ins. Co, LABOR DAY PLANS ON GREAT SCALE BY LOCAL UNION! Official Programme Givei Out for the Exercises to Be Held Monday SEVERAL THOUSAND TO MARCH IN PARADI Barbecue, Speaking and Contests o Various Kinds Will Be Held at the Fairgrounds Follow ing Parade Programme for the big Labor da: parade has been completed and indi cations point to the biggest gatherlni of its kind ever held in Birmingham Over 36 trades unions will be repre sented and quite a number of appro Priate floats are being prepared to participation in the parade: Congress man John L, Burnett, Ben Davis, TV L. Harrison, Lewis Bowen, J. L. Ken ncniar and H. O. McClung will b: among the speakers. The parade will start from Capito park promptly at 10 o'clock Monda; morning and will be led by an auto mobile containing Mr. Burnett. Mr. Da vis and Louis Ely, president of th< Birmingham Trades Council. It will bi separated into three divisions and sev eral thousand persons are expected t< be in line. J. B. Wood will be grand marsha and will tiave for his aides George Rust and B. W. King. The line of march wll be through the principal streets of thi city. The exercises at the fairground: will commence at 12:30 o'clock. In ad dltion to the speaking there will b< games, contests, music and dancing a the grounds. The dancing will com mence at 3 o'clock in the afternoon The following is the official pro gramme: Farade forms In tho following ordei at Captiol park at 9 a. m. and wil move promptly at 10 a. m. Chief of police anu platoon of mount ed officeis. Grand marshal and George Rush anc B. TV. King, chief aides. Banner of council and flag mounted Turner’s band. Auto with President Ely of the coun oil, Congressman John L. Burnett anc Ben Davis. Auto with President Harrison of th< State Federation of Labor, Lewii Bowen, Secretary; J. L. Kennemar oi 2he United Mine Workers. Aide in charge H. O. McClurg. Pattern Makers’ association. Railway Carmen of America. Carpenters and Joiners of America SECOND DIVISION. A'de in charge, L. K. Sherry. Band. Machinists' locals No. 7, No. 271, No 369. Ladies' auxiliaries. Painters No. 57. Paperhangers' No. 68. Bricklayers Alabama No. 1. Journeymen Tailots of America. Sheet Metal Workers’ International si 1 lances. No, 48. Stage Employes' International a Ha nee No. 78. Cigar Makers’ NT). 405. Motion Picture Machine Operators, No 236. Bartenders' International alliance, No 248. Railway Transportation locals. Brother hood of Railway Trainmen, Brotherhooc of Railway Engtnemen and Firemen Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers Brotherhood of Railway Conductors, anc Ladles’ auxiliaries. THIRD DIVISION. Aids In charge, J. M. Brown, W. E Haley. Brotherhood of Bookbinders, No. 182. Elevator constructors. Journeymen Horseshoers of America. Printing Pressmen, No. 121. Photo Engravers. Journeymen Barbers, No. 83. Journeymen Plumbers, No. 91. United Gardment Workers of America No. 87. International Alliance of Bill Poster! and Billers. No. 61. International Brotherhood of Elect rica Workers, No. 136. Steam and Operating Engineers. Structural Iron Workers, No. 92. International Molders’ union. > Plasterers. Lathers. Building laborers. ROUTE OF PARADE. North on Twentieth to Fifth avenue west on Fifth avenue to Nineteenth street south on Nineteenth to First avenue, east on First avenue to Twenty-fourth stroet north on Twenty-fourth street to Seconc avenue, west on Second avenue to Twen tieth street, north on Twentieth street tc Third avenue, east on Third avenue tc Twenty-sixth Btreet, counter march or Third avenue, disbanding at Third ave nue and Eighteenth street, take cars foi fair grounds between Seventeenth anc Eighteenth streets, and between Nine teenth and Twentieth streets. FAIR GROUNDS. 13 to 1 o'clock—Barbecue. 1:30 to 2:45—Motorcycle races, one 50 mile event, professional riders of Bir mingham; prize, 150; second, 325; third 310. One 10-mile event, amateur riders oi Birmingham, silver cups. 3 p. m.—Address by Ben Davis, legal adviser to the Birmingham Trades coun cil. Address by John L. Burnett, member oi Congress, author of the bill restrictini immigration. 4:30 p. m.— Gentlemen's driving races, suitable prizes. fi p. m — Puahmobile race, winner re ceives 32.60 in gold; second, 31. 6:15—Mule race, suitable prise. 5:30—Athletic events. Dancing begins at 3 o’clock p. m., and W’ir. ilTuVmJdlT I »■-> JJU . ■]■!"* >■ rr.iTg^. , _«■■■■■ ■„ i * 'ir^im f 1 1 U-Ui 8000 POUNDS OF DYNAMITE LOOSENS 100,000 TONS ROCK 1 Frobably the largest dynamite shot ever set off in the Birmingham mineral dls I trlet was exploded at Gate City yester l day afternon at 6 o'clock at the rock I quarry of the Birmingham Ore and Min ing company. Eight thousand pounds of dynamite I were set off at one time, and it is esti mated that 100,000 tons of rock were loos ened. enough to supply the company for six or eight months. J. H. McDonough, general manager of the company, pronounced the ahot per fect. “It was a perfect success in every way,” he said. "People expected the shot to make a great noise, but it was scarcely heard here at my home in Wood lawn. which is just over the hill from the quarry. A good crowd was out to see the shot, which was very interesting. The DuPont man who was in charge of it said he had never seen a more nearly perfect shot.” ' IS STILL A PUZZLE r TO THE ETECTIVES Brother of Victim Reaches City, But Can Shed No Light on Fifth Ave nue Tragedy Wendel H. Sunderland of Talbot, Tenn., who was held up and shot by a lone negro highwayman and robbed of $60 Tuesday morning at 12:30 o’clock j on Fifth avenue between Ninth and , Tenth streets, has been removed to Davis’ infirmary, where his condition is regarded as serious though not neces sarily fatal. J. A. Sunderland, brother of the wounded man, arrived in the city yes terday and immediately went to the ’ Hillman hospital to see his brother. Shortly after his arrival the wounded man was removed to the Davis lnflrm 1 ary. Detectives working on the case are completely mystified as to the probable , cause of Sunderland being shot. Every point of the sensational case was gone over thoroughly by the detectives and despite the various theories advanced they were unable to arrive at a defi nite conclusion. The brother of the wounded man is at a loss to under stand the shooting. The most important clew to the probable unraveling of the case is the fact that the top shirt of the wounded man was not penetrated by the bullet, which narrowly missed his heart. The undershirt of Sunder land was badly burned by the muzzle of the gun coming In contact with the skin. The top shirt bore the powder marks from the inside, showing that the revolver must have been dis charged under the lop shirt, i Some of the authorities are of the 1 opinion that Sunderland was shot in a house in the vicinity where he claims he was held up and rather than cause any notoriety, he staggered to the spot where he fell and bled freely, before struggling to the house of the Bir mingham Rullway, Light and Power company watchman and calling for help. The brother of the wounded man could not throw any light on the mys terious actions of Wendel Sunderland. He refuses to discuss the case and cannot account for the mysterious shooting. Detectives who were on a vacation at the time of the shooting of Sun derland and the holding up of R. E. Small at 609 Nineteenth street, have heen called on to help in the unravel ing of these two cases. Inspector Tur ner says that no stone will be left un turned to solve both cases. As yet no arrests have been made in either the Sunderland shooting, or the Small holdup, in which the holdup men got $700 worth of diamonds. _ _ AT FAIR JIS YEAR Momentous Events Will Be Depicted in Gorgeous Fireworks Display Among the special features at the State F*ir which stand highest in the estima tion of President R. A. Brown is the fire works display, which will be presented on a more elaborate scale this year than ever before attempted. The presentation t$iis year will show "The War of the Nations," and will cost $7600 for six nights’ display, this being over $1000 a night. Among the scenes In the magnificent spectacle will be the siege of Liege, the war with bombs in Flanders, the retreat of the Russians in Galicia, the sinking of the German submarine In the English channel, the destruction of a Russian sub marine in the Sea of Marmora, the cap ture of Smyrna afd the fall of Warsaw. SOLICITOR BLAQK RETURNS Had Been to Montgomery in Connec tion With Court Bills Solicitor Hugo L. Black returned from Montgomery yesterday, and on his leturri Assistant Solicitor Walter Brower left the city for a few days on business. Mr. Black went to Montgomery to see about several of the Judiciary bills which effect this county, especially the bill which provides an additional Ju(jge. the various other amusements will be open and ready for business at 1 o’clock. Special cars direct to fair grounds through courtesy of Genera! Manager DeWlndt of the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company. Fair grounds donated through cour tesy of the Alabama State Fair officials. Admission to Fair Grounds, adults 25 cents; children. 16 cents. Badge admits wearer to Fair grounds free. STEELE-SMITH FIRM OUT OF BANKRUPTCY Total of $189,677.52 Distributed to Creditors in Form of Checks Yesterday-' The Steele-Smith company bank- 1 ruptcy suit was dismissed yesterday 1 by Referee in Bankruptcy E. H. Dryer ' and Judge W. I. Grubb after all the , creditors' claims had been settled on a < basis of 75 cents on the dollar. The amount of settlement was 1119. 677.62 and waa distributed among 425 creditors, all of whom received their i checks yesterday. The petition was filed on June 7 as the result of the Insur ance companies disagreeing over the settlement of the claim* of the Steel Smith Dry Goods company following a fire which destroyed the establishment of the company. While the suit was in the hands of Referee Dryer, a com promise was arrived at between the creditors and the Insurance companies and settlement on a 76 per cent basis followed. It Is understood that the Bteela-I Smith Dry Goods company plana to r*- i mm business as «oon as possible, i IMPROVING FAST Kendrick’s Report for Au gust Made Public—More Permits for Cheaper Buildings Although the building record for the past month of August showed a decrease of over 100 per cent from that of August, 1914, and about 70 per cent from that of last July, it Is confidently stated In the office of Building Inspector Kendrick that the building conditions are Improving and that by the first of the year constructive activities will reach the normal status commensurate with the rapid growth of Birmingham. The building report for August shows that 660 permits were Issued for an esti mated cost of $137,615. In 1914 for the same month the building report was: 380 per mits for an estimated cost of $314,549. The decrease amounted to $176,924 or over 100 per cent. Immediately after the outbreak of the European war the building permits began a sharp falling oft so that the report at the end of 1914 showed a loss of $3,386,361 from that of the report of 1918. Since the beginning of 1916 the monthly reports have shown a sharp loss from the correspond ing months in 1914, but of late It Is au thoritatively stated these losses are be ing checked and the surest indication of this is that most of the labor engaged in the building trades In the Birmingham district Is active at the present time. Comparative figures for the 13 months since the beginning of the great world war and the previous 13 months In building activity follows: -1*13- -1*14 Estl- Estl Per- mated Per- mated I Mo. mits. Cost. mits. Cost. August . 301 $333,385 318 $314,549 September .. 403 242,09!) 292 162,315 October . 368 264,741 266 138,373 November .. 395 289,780 215 76,710 December ... 283 407,380 216 100,307 -1914-- — -1916 January . 386 $260,230 186 $ 72,178 February .... 257 216,455 241 136,710 March . 323 236.596 301 164,655 April . 344 318,144 300 169,701 May . 334 288,998 292 192.735 June. 308 472.313 250 240.960 July . 367 468,649 339 223,987 August . 380 314,649 660 137,615 It is shown by the comparative figures that Immediately following the outbreak of the European was on August 1, 1914, the building estimates began falling off alarmingly and have continued to fall off. However, It Is assumed at the ofTice of the building Inspector that the report for the year of 1916 will not show such a building loss aB the report of 1914 from that of 1913. The figure* for the past month of Au gust are remarkable, despite the fact that they show such a great decrease from pre vious months. In the report it is shown that not a permit was taken for a hrlelt or a fireproof building and that the large number of permits were due to the fact that many house owners in compliance with the fire regulations were building new flues and chimneys on their homes. SHOOTSGEESE IN HIS TRUCK PATCH Unique Case in Recorder’s Court. One of About Forty Cases Heard Yesterday About 40 minor cases were disposed of before Judge Davie In the recorder's court yesterday morning and afternoon and the majority of the defendant* were fined or sentenced to the city farm where proper agricultural in struction will be given gratis. One of the most Interesting of the cases tried was that of G. C. Young of 6431 Second avenue. East Lake. It ap pears that Mr. Young was arrested some weeks ago on the charge of dis charging firearms within the city lim its by Officers Cartwright and Taylor. At the trial proceeded yesterday It developed that the aforesaid discharg ing of firearms within the city limits resulted in the shooting of a quin tet of recalcitrant geese whloh Mad wandered Into the truck patch of Mr. Young. The geese were the property of Lawyer Roach, who lived adjacent. Incidentally, It was testified that after the geese had been shot they were gathered up—quite dead—and left In a neat pile on the property of Mr. Roach. After hearing all the evidence gnd the effustlve oratory of Attorney J. B. Ivey, who prosecuted the case for Mr. Roach, Recorder Davis decided that Mr. Young was guilty of discharging firearms within the city limits and lined the defendant IS. which was promptly paid. CALL OFF DANCE IN COURTHOUSE Dr. R. F. Lovelady, president of the :ounty board of revenue, has been "os raclzed” by courthouse "society." It all lappened yesterday morning. Several of the young stenographers and ilerks In the courthouse decided to have l dance—and in one of the empty court ■ooms. The custodian of the building vas willing to allow the girls to have inythlng their hearts desired; the Judges laid: "We should worry,” or words to ha>. effect, and promised to attend the lance; and In fact everything was go ng smoothly until. Dr. Lovelady heard if the proposed terpslchorean party. Then rnd there he.asserted his authority, and iow there will be no dance; at least not n the circuit court room. ''"1 “Ain't he the mean old thing?" thpy laid. tBWNFAPEIR MAN RECONMENDI IT R. R. Wentworth of St. James (Mo.) Hews, writes: "Two months ago I took i severe cold which settled In my lungs ind 1 had such pains In my-lungs I .cared pneumonlA. I got a bottle of Coley's Honey and Tar and It straight ned me up Immediately. I can recom iienv It to be a genuine cough and ung medicine.” Many mothers writs Mils reliable medicine cured their chll lren of croup. Ila/ fever and asthma lufferers say It gives qulok relief. Sold everywhere. CLERK IN PAWNSHOP IDENTIFIES STONES STOLEN FROM SMALL Asks Man Trying to Pawn , Diamonds Where He Got Them FLEES LEAVING THE SPARKLERS BEHIND Purity Squad in the Offing Brought Signal From Pal Outside and the Robber Decamped After Futile Swing at J. Levy, the Clerk "None of your d- business.'* This was the reply of a tall, heavy set white man to J. Levy, pawn broker's clerk, when Ijevy asked him where he obtained two diamonds, taken from R. E. Small Tuesday morn ing1 at 4:15 o'clock at the office of the Fleischmann Yeast company', 609 Nine teenth street, by two masked highway Mcn, who robbed him at the point of drawn revolvers. The stranger stepped Into the pawn shop of H. Gordon, 2126 Second ave nue, last night at 9 o'clock and in formed Levy that ho had a loose dia mond that he wanted to pawn. Levy stepped behind the counter and the man pulled a small parcel wrapped In newspaper from his vest pocket. He unfolded the paper which ooncealed another package wrapped in tissue pa per. As he unwrapped the tissue paper , he made an effort to conceal one of the stones and show only one. Levy detected the movement and said: “You have two of them, eh?’’ The stranger glanced furtively at the Joor and replied that he only wanted to pawn one of them. “How much do you want on it?” and a second later, “Where did you get those diamonds.” It wns then that the man spoke as above. The man looked toward the door again and said: “Give me those dia monds or I will blow your d-head off.” With these words the stranger struck viciously at Levy, who fell backward but retained his hold on the precious stones. Without waiting the man ran out of the door and up the street. Purity Squad Approaches At this Juncture Officers Christian, Mitchell, Crump. Alexander and Ellis passed the door. Levy ran out and told them what had happened. Officer Christian called up Chief Eagan and he hurried to the scene with Detective Macke and a newspaper man. Levy was very much excited but he still had the liamonds In his possession upon the arrival of the chief. Chief Eagan gave him a receipt for the stones and took them in charge. Both diamonds weighed aver two carats and R. E. Small was communicated with immediately. He identified the stones as the ones of which he was robbed Tuesday morning. The diamonds w'ill be held In the cus tody of the chief until sometime today when Small w'ill have a better chance :>f positively identifying them. The two ire valued nt 1800. The sudden departure of the man who appeared in the pawnshop for the purpose of obtaining money on the stolon sparklers is explained by a the ory advanced by Chief Eagan. It is thought that the man w'ho went into the pawnshop to raise the money on the diamonds had an accomplice on the mtslde for the purpose of warning ilm in the event any detectives ap* >eared. As It happened officers ap proached, although they were not in :he vicinity for the purpose of shad >wing any pawnshop or catching the llghw'aymen. The detectives working m the case had w'arned the pawnshops if the weight, size and purity of the stolen diamonds and Instructed them :o be on the lookout for any attempt :o pawn them. They did not think hat the robbers would attempt to 'aise money on their booty bo soon ind os s matter of fact did not think :hey would try to get rid of the Jewels n this city. The attempt to raise money on the liamonds gave the police a valuable lew to work on inasmuch as it indi cates that the men are still in town ind are up against it for funds. A ’airly accurate description w’as given he police by T*evy. Another clew which a valuable Is the fact that the accom plice w'ho was looking out on the cut »ide of the store knew the plain •lothesrren as they approached, This eads the police to believe that one nan at least Is familiar with Birming lam and has been a resident here for sometime. After leaving the pawn shop the man ran toward First ave lue and disappeared. Eagan Takes Precautions Chief Eagan Instructed two of his nen to hide In the store and wait to see If the man would come hack to the diamonds he left behind. Two nore men were detailed to follow l,evy :o his home to see that no one molest >d him. Detective Moser was detailed >n the case last night and In all prob ability will be busy on It all night. Vll the railroad yards are being care ’ully watched as well as the outgoing lassenger trains. The police dragnet las been spread and the entire city will be combed In an effort to locate he men responsible for the robbery, t is thought not unlikely that these nep, In the event W. H. Sunderland vas held up, had. a hand In it, al hough according to the statement of Sunderland he was held up by a ne tro. Both robberies were on the same light. Despite the fact that the police lave b^?n of the opinion that the Small job was done by experts, last light’s development leads them to bc leve the robbers were amateurs at the iiislnsss. ’ l"*1 “It seems Improbable that any ex lert gunman would attempt to get lioney on his loot so Roon after he did lie Job,” said Chief Eagan. "I am now onvlnced that thfi men who robbed ‘mall were amateurs and had no idea f methods police departments use In he detection of the crook and the ul Imate recovery of the stolen property. 7hls affair tonight Is the only clew ve have to the Identity of the robbers ind It Is not a very good one. Naver heless, we will work hard on the case Here's a brand new recipe, of unques ioned merit, that I advise you to make ote of, unless you are one of the few assessors of naturally wavy hair. It’s ery simple, for all you need do la to ap tly a little liquid ailmerlne at night— rlth a clean tooth brush—and In the lorning you will find this has dried In he sweetest curls and waves Imagln ble. They will be Just like Nature's wn, having no resemblance to the el ect producod by a hot Iron, which Is so bWously artificial. The application Is reallly beneficial to he hair and gives It that lively lustre o much desired. As It Is so easy to ob aln a few ounces of the liquid ailmerlne rom your druggist—sufficient to keep he hair ourly for many weeks—there’s o reason now for putting up with ither that straight, contrary hair or rlth the curling Iron nuisanoo.—Haris ►smarest in Pilgrim Magaslne. * MAIN POSTPONED AT — Weatherly and DeWindt Re iterate Statements Made on the Subject After Tuesday’s Meeting Conference between the city com missioners anil J. P. H. DeWindt, gen eral manager of the Birmingham Hall way, Light ami Power company, In reference to the gas mains at Ensley was postponed until Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the request of the com pany. Yesterday afternoon the commission ers were waiting to receive the repre sentatives of the company and Mr. De Windt and Attorney L. C. Leadbeater of the firm of Tillman, Bradley & Mor row appeared. No slatement was made other than the request of the company for a postponment to give them time to look further lute the matter and the request of the company was grant ed, all the commissioners concurring. Commissioner Weatherly stated yes terday afternoon that he had no fur tlier statement to make on the subject except that he would oppose any con tinuation of the work and that at the present time he was unwilling to dis cuss with the representatives of the company the merits or demerits of the by-product gas until the company has 'put Itself right with the city." Mr. DeWindt stated that he had no further statement to make until the conference to be hold Friday, except to reiterate that he meant no decep tion to the city In the matter of con necting the main with the by-product plant. Ho denied that the company had over supplied the olty with by product gas from any source. Mr. Weatherly staled that more than a month ago the suggestion was made to him that the company intended to make a connection for the purpose of using the by-product gas and that at this and other times later he states that he asked City Engineer Julian Kendrick to Investigate the matter and that on each occasion the city engi neer reported that he had received as surances from the engineer of the company that there was no Intention on the part of the company to make toe connection and that the city en gineer so reported to him. The com missioner states that on Monday Ar tte Barber again called his attention to the fact that the connection will about to be made and the engineer mado the statement ns published yes terday which caused the city commis sioners to revoke the permit for tho gas main construction and ordered the work stopped. HEMCRlN Collector McNeel’s Report Shows August $14,880.83 Ahead of Last Year Collector of Internal Revenue John D. McNeel submitted his monthly report for August yesterday and the flguree showed a substantial Increase over the corre sponding month In 1914. The figures for August were 341,788.97 and last year for the same month they were 326,878.14, show ing that the Increase amounted to 314. 880.83. According to Collector McNeel, tho In crease Is due to the epeclal war taxes in force at the present time. Walter Perry's Funeral Today The funeral of Walter Perry, a negro who was one of the popular servants at the Birmingham Country club for many years, will be held thle afternoon at 3 o’clock from his residence. 830 Joseph Btreet. Perry died suddenly of heart fail ure Monday night. Quite a number of members of the Country club who were especially attached to him have expressed i desire to attend hie funeral. In Hn effort to bring the guilty par ties to Justice. R. E. Small said: "I congratulate the police de partment on the recovery of my property. I am Borry the men have not been caught. The loss of those diamonds was a hard blow to tne and I am naturally glad to get my stuff back. I cannot Imagine who the men were that held me up and my informatl m thue far- has been of little value to the detec tives working on the case. I feel sure that they are my diamonds, but I will be able to identify them better tomorrow In the light." Small looked pale and wan when he appeared at the station to Inspect the diamonds. He said that he had not slept well since the robbery and hud eaten little. 47 PER CENT GAIN IN PARCEL POST More statistics were forthcoming from the office of Postmaster Truman H. Aldrich yesterday when the August report on the parcel post was made public. Durlrfg the month Just clossd It was shown that 3231 parcels were handled hy the local postofftce while In the corresponding month of 1914 only 1163 wsre handled, showing a gain »f 47 per osnt, J WEATHERLY SCENTS DIKE HOT IN FITE “Some One Wants to Be General Manager of Bir mingham” and Lobby Cracked Its Whip Declaring: that by the amendments to the general manager bill passed on Tuesday by the house of representa tive, Birmingham Is put In a class with Calera, Dothan and like towns or cities, Commissioner James Weath erly suggested that the passage of the bill had been prearanged by the lob by and the representatives from Jef ferson county. He points out tlis fact that all amendments to the hill were accepted without question and that on request Montgomery and Mobile were excluded from the provisions of the bill. This, he states, is significant and will have to lie explained when the matter Is brought before the people. He also suggests that “somebody" wants to be general manager. In speaking of the matter, Mr. Weatherly said: “As originally Introduced, the Fite general manager bill, Juet passed by the house, applied to all the cities and towns of the state. In that condition it has lain In an apparent state of coma for some months. “Of a sudden the cohorts of the lobby assemble In their accustomed resorts, the signal Is given, the bill Is hauled out of hed snd made the subject of a special order for Tuesday, August 31, evidently all prearranged. "The curtain rises; the discussion be gins; then Davis of Walker moves to amend by striking out all towns of 3000 Inhabitants or less. Agreed to unanimously. Nobody living in a town of 6000 or less wants to he general managed. DovIb speaks for all these. Then somebody from Mobile and Mont gomery. or someone speaking for those cities, moves to amend by striking out all cities of from 35,000 to 76.000. Again agreed to unanimously. The above are the onlv two cities of the class named. They don't want to he general managed, either and nobody wants to put It over' them. • “ "These amendments leave In the hill only such cities as Selma. Anniston, Gadsden, Tuscaloosa. Huntsville and—■ mark you—Birmingham. "Birmingham with Its 175,000 Inhab itants snd growing at the rate of 6000 a year Is put In the same class as Ca lcra, Dothan and other towns of be tween E000 and 36,000 Inhabitants' "Not a soul In the Birmingham del egation objected; on the contrary, one man spoke for It and the bill is passed with Birmingham In It. The lobby re tires; the leaders rub their stomachs with satisfaction. The city hall will he cleaned out, a hoard of five dummies will be selected, that Is to say, If the lobby and the delegation from this county in the lower house represents Uie people of the city. But that re mains to ho proven. "In the meantime somebody wants to he general manager. In the meantime also somo several pereons would like to serve on the new board of five com missioners at a salary of 6100 per month and have the appointment of general manager in their hands. Great is Birmingham." COCAINE TRAFFIC TO BE INVESTIGATED Will Be Probed by Federal Grand Jury Which Convenes Tuesday for Fall Term Investigations of the cocaine traffla will come before the federal. grand jury which convenes next Tuesday, Septem ber 7, lu the federal building. 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