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SEWER PIPE CASE
HEARD AT CAPITAL Montgomery, October 4.—(Special.)—The state public service commission today heard the i etitior. of the Southern Sewer Pipe company of Birmingham for a gen eral reclassification of freight rates on sewer and other pipes. ,T. A. Milson, general manager of the company, was a witness in the rase No decision was reached by the commission in regard to the case today. No other cases were heard. Lancaster Appoints Chief Clerk Montgomery, October 4.—(Special.) State Treasurer W. L. Lancaster today announced the appointment of George W. Kills of Montgomery as chief clerk In his office to succeed C. Brooks Smith, who was appointed b ythe governor as insur ance commissioner. Mr. Ellis is a brother of State Senator B. P. Ellis of Dallas county, and was at one time state treas urer. Under the first administration of Captain Kolb as commissioner of agri culture and industries Mr. Ellis served as his chief clerk. — Some Late Scientific The ories Help to Explain the Force of Vitalitas That ailing people can overcome and free themselves from disease is a new health thought that is sweeping around the world. Scientists are giving heed to it and many are proclaiming the theory as true. Health and strength are the natural heritage of every person, according to their theory. Any one who is ill* can i themselves engender a degree of vitality and a return to health by correct thoughts and habits. It is being proven daily in multitudes of cases that nature may be wonderfully assisted in throwing off i many forms of bodily ills by the use of' , natural Vitalitas. It helps to stock the 1 body with the very mineral properties and forces which are lacking in impoverished 1 and deakened systems. Vitalitas is a natural road to health for many sufferers. The same end might be accomplished by , adopting simple habits for prolonged periods, but many find such impractical, if not impossible. With Vitalitas the re sults are far speedier. Marvelous report'* 1 are daily heard of sufferers of chronic ills neing completely restored to health j by the employment of this wonderful earth tonic. Vitalitas is just as nature f made it. and Is a marvelous corrective, t It is not unpleasant and the most delicate i invalid may take it. It will do you good j For sale by Averyt’s Drug Store, also . Fegram-Patton Drug Co., and all other druggists.—Adv. f .. ■■ ■ ■ ■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ c ; Moniiny nml Tiiettdny and /\_i. A P t Tuesday Matinee l/LL r] Beyond Compare AL. G. FIELD j Greater Minstrels : 1886—IM>th Annual Tour—1015-10 1 BIGGEST HECAI'SE BEST Look and Llnteii—When You Hear the I Hand Play, the Fun HokIiin 1 PRirFQ* MATIXKK—25c to 75c 1 1 XIGUT—25c to 01.00 ' SeatH On Sale Friday r ' ' - £ Saturday October 8-9 sZV'SZ ] Complete London Company 1 Mrs. Patrick; Campbell ; Friday, Saturday Evenings < “Pygmalion” 1 Saturday Matinee 1 “The Second Mrs. Tanqueray” - PRir’F'G- MATINEE—ROr to a I, BO ' A MIGHT—BOc to $3,00 1 1 YRIC THEATRE! KEITH VAl'HHVII.I.E -^ | lletter* IIIMn Pricea Phan Kvrr This ***<* ‘ ! " ilSc r Phone Mnfii 018 V.- \ ^ - ■ - 1 Majestic Theatre! Where They're All Going l “THE DREAM GIRL” I Prices—10e, 20c, 30c 1 Time—2:30. 7*45, 0:15 * Phone Mnln 050 f r “A NIGHT AT COSRV , ISLAM!” Three I’crforniuneeff linllv, J I’optilnr 1‘rlern. ( oilntrV Store 1 Friday Night —- l -- 1 The Lyceum Course t of TEN NUMBERS opens at the f Jefferson Theatre I1 1 at 8:15 p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, with r Hon. William J. Bryan j on t “THE CAUSELESS YVAK” SEASON' TICKET admitting to the ! ten attractions. including the Bryan lecture, J2.00. SINGLE AD MISSION to the Bryan lecture, *1.00. LIST OF ATTRACTIONS—Hon. Wil liam J. Bryan, Dr. Hamilton Holt, Mr. Frederick Warde, Dr. David Starr Jordan, Dr,. Stephen S. Wise. Judge Ben B. Lindsey, Senator Theodore Burton, Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall, Mr. Edward Howard Griggs, in two lectures. SEASON TICKETS on sale at Par ker’s Drug Store, Loveman. Joseph & Loeb's, Public School Building. Box Office Jefferson Theatre, 9 o'clock Monday, Oct. 4., SEASON TICKET holders are urged to present their season ticket at the box office of the Jefferson Theatre by 12 o'clock Wednesday, October fi. to get a Bryan Lecture Coupon, After 12 olclock Wednesday single, admis sion Tickets' fdr the remaining seats w ill be sold. GREAT BRIDGE OVER HELL GATE IS TO BE QOICKLYJMETED Will Work New Era In Transportation to and From New England CASSATT THE MAN WHO CONCEIVED IT Will Have Largest Span and Will Carry Greatest Weight of Any Bridge in the World R.r HOLLAND New York, October 4.—(Special.)—It has been spoken of as an Irony of fate that A. J. Cassatt passed away before the vast and comprehensive projects which he conceived for the Pennsylvania rail road were completed. He did not live ldng enough to take part in the ceremony which memorialized the triumph of his plan for passing by Jersey City as a ter minal for the Pennsylvania railroad and making the true terminal on Eong Island, which was to be reached by means of tunnel construction under the Hudson, under Manhattan island and under the East river. One feature of the comprehensive plan President Cassatt conceived was the bridging of Hell Gate, that whirlpool es tuary which connects Eong Island sound with the East river and New York har bor. Were Mr. Cassatt now living, he undoubtedly would, as an enthusiastic spectator, have taken part in the closing of the great arch of the bridge, realizing that from the point of engineering and science it is one of the world's great works in the way of bridge building. President Cassatt knew also that when this bridge was completed it would serve considerably to alter some features of transportation, particularly freight, in the United States. The arch itself is one of the greatest in length and the greatest in strength of any similar feature of the great bridges of the world. When completed the bridge will carry a heavier load than any other bridge ever constructed, and very likely the time will come when there will be good demonstration of the expediency of constructing a birdge of this kind, the greatest of weight carriers, for the traffic is Mkely to be very heavy. This bride might have been completed some years ago had It not been for cer tain political obstruction, or, more accu rately stated, obstruction created by poli ticians who happened to be in power. The surmise was always strong that this obstruction could have been removed speedily had Mr. Cassatt and those who were associated with him in this under taking been willing to adopt methods that sometimes have been used to conciliate the politicians. It was essential to obtain an act of the legislature before these ob stacles were removed. This bridge wi’l, when In operation, make Manhattan island a sort of way sta tion, or. in fact, will cut it out entirely from some transpotratlon lines. There fore in this sense the great structure is not local, but it is really national. At least it is national in the sense that it will permit continuous traffic to be car ried on between the middle west, the south, the southwest and New England. The construction of the bridge is In line with the view taken by railway managers 40 or 50 years ago. Commodore Vander bilt was convinced that he could not per fect his New York Central railroad sys tem through union with the Hudson River railroad unless he secured control of the railroad bridge at Albany. The struggle for that control was desperate, but the commodore was triumphant. Similar reasons to those which influ enced Commodore Vanderbilt persuaded President Cassatt that if he and the Pennsylvania railroad system were to realize the full opportunities which were open to that system it would be necessary to construct one of the world's greatest bridges, with one terminal in the Borough of the Bronx near the Harlem river, which bounds Manhattan island on ‘he north, and the other in Eong Islam?, where the true terminal of the Pennsyl vania system was to be established. A bridge of that kind, however, en tailed unusually long land approaches, since the height of the central span over Hell Gate must be sufficient to permit passage under it of any vessel no matter how tall her masts. The estimate of the cost. Including approaches. snmethmg like $20,000,000, was not thought to be too much money to invest in an undertaking of this kind. The great bridge builders were occupied for several years in work ing out the plans and specifications. En gineers in this country and in Europe have taken great interest in the building of this bridge, and some of them have spoken of it as a public work exceeded only, from the point of view of science, by the construction of the New York aqueduct system, and, relatively, to the size of the Panama canal, it fully matches that from the point of view of science and the engineering work needed for the construction of that interoceanic waterway. (a e ..I__ m_.1 . , ii irom me j»oim or view or national transportation that this structure is of the greatest interes and importance. It is especially noteworthy that it leaves out Manhattan island. It is a New England and a Pennsylvania transportation propo sition. using the word - Pennsylvania In the sense that the Pennsylvania railroad spreads Mke a fan throughout tlie middle west and toward the southwest and south. Heretofore traffic to and from New England with the west and southwest has entailed the use of the bridge at Al bany or the employment of barges by means of which freight Is towed 12 miles around Manhattan island from the Penn sylvania railroad terminals and other terminals of Jersey City to the great freight yards of the New' Haven railroad on the northern side of the Harlem river. Now this bridge, when completed, as it rapidly will be in view of the fact that the central span is now in place, secures ac tual physical union between the Pen nay 1 vania railroad system and the entire New England territory. It may be said also that the Pennsylvania lines now' extend through alliance into New England, while the New Haven railroad lines extend by al’iance into Pennsylvania and beyond. Railway managers, some of whom at first were disposed to look upon President Cas satt's plan as visionary, are now per suaded that they were gs wise as any plans for railroad development which were conceived and worked out by the master minds in the world of railway af fairs. The close alliance is illustrated by the fact that this bridge is jointly owned by the Pennsylvania and the New Haven ral'road companies. To Enforce Saloon Law Chicago, October 4.—Mayor Thompson notified the city council tonight that all saloons in Chicago hereafter would be forced to obey the state' law’s, which pro vides that they remain closed on Sun day, vThe mayor ordered the city col lector to notify in writing all persons holding licenses for saloons that they must comply with the law. There are I more than 4000 saloons in Chicago. THIRTY-TWO BILLS OF THE FINAL DAYS GO BY VETO ROUTE About Fifty Signed Bills Were Sent Over to Secre tary of State’s Office Yesterday Montgomery'. October 4.—(Special.) Thirty-two bills passed on the closing days of the recent session of the legis lature have been vetoed by Governor Henderson. The signed bills, about 60 In number, were sent over to the secretary of state today. One of the most important of the bills to which the governor affixed his signa ture W88 the redistricting bill, which di vided the state into ten congressional dis tricts. This bill passed on the last day of the session. A number of measures to which consid erable interest was attached were vetoed by the governor. Among these was the Shapiro anti-loanshark measure, which was introduced in the house at the Jan uary session and passed just before ad journment. and the Jury commission bill. The jury commission bill provided for the appointment of jury commissioners in the following manner: One by the sheriC, another by the circuit clerk and the third by the judge of probate. Under the old system, which will continue, commission ers are appointed by the governor. The governor also vetoed the attorney general's bill providing assistants for his office. This bill provided three assistants, at salaries of $2300, $2400 and $2000 each per annum. The bill providing for a uniform no counts and records commission was an- i other measure vetoed. The commission, under provision of the bill, was charged with the duties of devising some uniform ’ system of bookkeeping for the various departments of state. Another bill vetoed was the junk deal- ; ers’ measure, which provided that junk dealers shouf^ make reports to police olTicials of junk purchased. Government Aid for Fish Industry YV ashington. October 4—Co-operation be tween the federal and state government in the protection and development of lish resources was the subject of a conference at the department of commerce today be tween Secretary Redfleld and a commit tee ot the National Association of Flub Commissioners. Mr. Redfleld expressed willingness to ask Cofgress for an appro priation to render any practical aid asked fo.’ byr the states. ANNISTON Slinplro Thunks Thomas Kilby for Vote on Antllonn Shark Bill—“Thir teen-Cell t Cotton,” Slogan In Cal houn Anniston, October 4.— (Special.)—L. L. Hewitt and Joe Robinson are at Sel lers hospital, suffering from cuts as the result of a dispute over a piece of land. Hewett and Robinson, who live cast of the city, are brothers-ln-law, and a short time ago bought a piece ot land. When they attempted to divide the land last Saturday the dispute arose which later developed Into a cutting affray. Harmony church, which Is one of the oldest Baptist churches in north Ala bama, yesterday celebrated the seventy-seventh anniversary of its or ganization and the fiftieth anniversary of its dedication. The affair was in the nature of a homecoming and a large number of people from all over the state and adjoining states were in at tendance. Congressman Fred L. Black mon responded to the address of wel come and in a feeling manner told how he had been baptized in that church and recalled some of his boyhood days there. Lieut. Gov. Thomas M. Kilby is in receipt of a letter from Isadore Sha piro. representative from Jefferson county, author of the antiloan shark bill in the recent session of« the legis lature, thanking Mr. Kilby for cast ing his vote for the measure when there was a tie vote in the senate, and the lieutenant governor's vote was needed to pass or defeat the measure. “Thtrteen-cent cotton” is the slogan in Calhoun county today. After cotton had gone down to nearly 11 cents on Saturday it took a sudden jump today and came within a fraction of reach ing 13 cents. Local authorities say they believe the 13-cent mark will be reached by the end of the week. •!!, IliV.j B 71 ii i ' I That Trip Go now. Cool weather I for comfortable travel I ing to California’s gold en sunshine. Superb accommodation—p 1 u s I the finest scenery en I route will make your |l| All-steel, in fast daily | through service between St. jij I Louis, Kansas City and San i Missouri Wecific^ jl Denver & Rio Grande I m Western TOcifig-^ p H The only through train from j II St. Louis to the Pacific Coast. * B| Pare includes both San Fran- i: cisco and San Diego. ji :|;|£ For information and HI booklet—r-M or write jg Ik C.arlaad Tobin, D. P. A. 1 gj_838-aO Rrown-Marx Rids:., g! If'' I THE WEATHER 1 Weather Forecast Washington. October 4.—Weather forecast for Alabama: Showers Tues day except fair extreme north, cooler; Wednesday fair. Mississippi: Fair Tuesday except showers southeast, cooler; Wednesday fair. Georgia: Showers Tuesday north west: Wednesday fair; cooler oast. Tennessee: Fair west; showers east Tuesday, cooler; Wednesday fair. 4 Local Data For the 24 hours ending at 7 p. m., October 4, 1915: Highest temperature . *. 77 Lowest temperature . 64 Mean temperature . 70 Normal temperature . 69 Deficiency in temperature since January 1 . 301 Rainfall . 1.68 Total rainfall since January 1 ..42.31 Excess in rainfall since Janu ary 1 2.88 Relative humidity 7 a. m. ........ 91 Relative humidity 2 p. m. ...... 89 Relative humidity 7 p. m. 96 Weather Conditions Summary of observations made at | United States Weather bureau sta tions during the 24 hours ending 8 p. in., 75th meridian time, October 4, 1915: _ Temperature > a t* u Stations and ^ o in' ST % OO e. sr ZL m S 2 fa (b ** m ® cr Weather at 8 p. m. ,o 5 “> “ ; H : 2 : £T 3 : ori : 7 : : 3* ; Atlanta, rain .'. 68 74 66 l.SS Birmingham, rain . 66 77 64 1.58 Boston, clear . 54 64 46 Buffalo, pt. cl’dy ... 72 78 64 .26 Calgary, pt. cl’dy .. 52 60 32 Charleston, cloudy . 80 84 74 Chicago, cloudy ... 54 62 60 .01 Denver, pt. cl*dy .. 48 50 40 .01 Des Moines, clear .. 50 56 46 ... Duluth, pt. cl’dy .. 40 44 40 1.28 Fort Worth, clear .70 78 70 / Galveston, rain .... 74 84 74 2.74 Hatteras, clear .... 74 80 66 ... Jacksonville, rain . 76 84 76 .54 Kansas City, clear . 66 58 60 ... Knoxville, rain ... 60 70 60 1.10 Louisville, cloudy . 66 82 68 .*28 Memphis, cloudy ..66 76 68 ... Minneapolis, cloudy 44 60 . Mobile, cloudy .... 80 82 72 .56 Montgomery, rain .. 76 80 74 .14 Nashville, cloudy . 72 74 70 .01 New Orleans, rain . 72 80 74 1.02 New York, cloudy . 68 64 52 ... Oklahoma, clear ..56 68 56 ... Phoenix, clear ..,. 8# 90 68 ... Pittsburg, cloudy . 74 80 60 Raleigh, pt. cl'dy .. 70 80 62 ... San Antonio, clear . 80 92 74 .01 San Francisco, clear 60 84 00 Shreveport, cloudy .70 86 .. .66 Spokane, cloudy ... 58 60 42 St. Louis, cloudy ... 56 66 58 .18 Tampa, rain . 78 90 72 .08 Toledo, cloudy .... 64 78 62 ... Vicksburg, cloudy . 68 74 70 1.10 Washington, clear . 70 80 62 ... Winnipeg, rain .... 40 46 34 ... E. C. HORTON, Local Forecastor. CHICAGO PACKERS PROTEST SEIZURES Washington, October 4.—Counsel for Chicago packers whose meat consigned to neutral countries recently. was con- | fisented by the British prize court con-1 ferred today with state department of ficials. They contend the decision is ar bitrary, contrary to the international law and permits citizens of other governments to sell products while the United States is denied the same privileges on the ground that the goods were destined ulti mately for Germany. The packers have given notice of.jj? oeal from fhe prize court decision, and will discuss with officials tomorrow va rious points In the decision which they believe should be the basis of represen tations by the American government to Great Britain. v / NEWS OF ENSLEY 1 The regular meeting of the Ensley club will be held tonight at the Inferior court room at 8 o’clock, and several matters of Importance will be taken up. Arrange ments will be made and the programme will be completed for the concert which will be given Thursday night In celebrat ing the reopening of the White Way. The Rev. J. W. Fulford will also*bring up the j Ei.sley hospital movement before the club and will give the plans and an outline of the work which has already been car- ; ried on, and will ask that the club in dorse the movement. The committee on relighting several arc lights will also be heard together with the committee on i the Warrior river proposed road which the club is trying to have routed through this city. Several other matters will be taken up and all members are re quested to be present. The remains of Mrs. W. D. Caldwell, who died yesterday morning about 6:80 o’clock at a local infirmary, will be car ried this morning over the Atlanta, Bir mingham and Atlantic to .Grasmore for burial. She Is survived by her hus band and several other relatives. Mrs. Caldwell has lived in Wylam nearly 16 years, and Is widely known in that city. She was a devoted Sunday school worker in the. Wylam Methodist cnurch, and was weft liked by all who knew her. Eugene Walker, a former resident of Ensley, but who has been an employe of the Indian Motocycle company at Spring field, Mass., for the past year, is the guest of his mother. Mrs. Mattie Walker, on Twenty-second avenue. Young Walker is in Birmingham to participate in the motorcycle races to be held at the State Pair. He has reecntly raced at Provi dence, Chicago, Boston and Saratoga, N. Y. The members of the Welsh Ladles’ Cam brian society will hold their first meeting of the season at the home of the presi dent, Mrs. William Jenkins, in Pratt Citv Tuesday. The social will be an all day affair and all members are urged to attend. j The regular monthly meeting of the Ensley School Improvement association will be held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon jat the high school. At the meeting Prof. C. P. Bowman, principal of the Minor school, will address the members on his trip to the exposition at San Francisco. Beginning with this month the meetings of the Fairview School Improvement as sociation will be held on the second Tues day afternoon instead of the firBt, as heretofore. BRITISH STEAMER DESTROYED BY FIRE Liverpool, October 4.—The British tank steamer Kanattuk haa been destroyed by fire, according to advices received today from Borneo, East Indies, under date of October 2. The crew was rescued. The Kanattuk, a vessel of 4000 tons gioss, sailed from San FTanclsco August 11. arrived at Shanghai September 14, sail ing thence for Singapore, which she reached September 26. and Ballkh Pappan on September 28. She was owned in Lon don Card sf Thanks We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation of the many acts of kindness extended by friends during our recent aad bereavement, and for the many floral tributes sent by sympathetic friends. MR AND MRS. T. J. BATSON, AND FAMILY, MRS. CLAUDE BATSON. Card of Thanks We desire to thank our brother, sister, uncle and many friends for the many kindnesses extended ua during our recent sad bereavement. MR AND MRS. D. O. PHILLIPS. GRAND OPERA OPENS IN CITY OF CHICAGO Chicago, October 4.—Grand opera with an unusual terpsichorean accompaniment opened here tonight for a week’s perform ance by the combined Boston Grand Opera company and the Pavlowa ballet russe. The initial performance was a revival of “The Dumb Girl of Portici,” in which Ar.na Pavlowa took the pantomimic role of Fenella the dumb girl. The “Love of Three Kings" is to be given and “Carmen” aiso will be present ed with the ballet numbers restored and Interpreted by Pavlowa and her company of 60. Other offerings of the week will be “Madame Butterfly,” with the title role taken by Tamiki Miura. the Japanese prima donna in her American debuts, “Snowflakes” and “Orpheus and Bury* dice.” Woman Suffrage Convention New York, October 4.—The National American Woman Suffrage association has issued a call to the suffragists of the country to attend the forty-seventh an ual convention, to be held at Washington, December 14-19, it was announced here tonight. The call is signed by Dr. Anna Howard Shaw, Mrs. Stanley McCormick and Dr. Katherine B. Davis of New I111 1 ■ —1 — York, Mrs. Henry Wade Rogers of C necticut, Mrs. Susan W. Fitzgerald Massachusetts, Mrs. Nellie‘Nugent Sc erville of Mississippi; Mrs. Walter Me? Miller of Missouri; Mrs. Orton H. Cl of Michigan and Mrs. Medill McCorn of Illinois. Schmidt Trial Progresses Slowly Los Angeles, October 4.—Slow prog marked the opening day of the trial Matthew A. Schmidt, charged with murder of Charles Haggerty In connec with the dynamiting of the L#os Ang Times building, October 1, 1910. V veniremen were examined in four bo Of these one was excused and exam! tlon of two others was postponed u tomorrow It is expected that from to four weeks will be required to panel a Jury. The Nacooche Sails Savannah, Ga., October 4.—The p senger steamer Nacoochee of the Oc Steamship company's coastwise fl In the hold of which $2000 worth cotton was destroyed by fire late £ urday night while the ship was at dock here, sailed late today on regular trip to Boston, The Norweg steamer Melderskln, towed Into lower harbor here a week ago, at the loss of her propeller on Septem IS, sailed today for New York In t The Melderskln, from Brazilian p' carried a $1,000,000 cargo of coffe A CALL TO ym MAIN 149 If your old shingle roofs leak, will bring one of our roof ing experts • AT ONCE We furnish and apply asphalt shingles and roll roofings, the inexpensive, efficient and approved fire-and-element resisting roofing materials. The Roofing Products Company Birmingham, Alabama H. W. STANSBURY, General Manager I Rugs Given to You For Saving Coupons of , Bisco £& Flour Start today beautifying your homes with handsome rugs which you secure free with Bisco Flour coupons. 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