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EVERYTH! NG GOES OFF SMOOTHLY
ON OPENING DAY OF STATE FAIR1 * I President R. A. Brown Is Much Pleased—Practi ; cally Every Exhibit Is Completed—First Races Won By Frank’s Louise and the Second By R. Macey’s Dr. Long—Midway Proves Attraction ' For Visitors ^ BROWN MUCH GRATIFIED “I am deeply gratified al tile success of the opening day of the Alabama t State Fair. The preparedness of every department exceeded by anticipa ,■< tion. Yesterday ami last, night everything ran as smoothly as though the 11 fair had been in operation for several days and not a hitch marred the ■* pleasure of the day. The weather was ideal and the crowd representative. ,1 I want every citizen of the city and state to get the State Fair spirit, for a it will take more than one day to view the many attractions and exhibits s that compose each department. It is a great fair and indications point to tt a big success.”—President R. A. Brown. n R - — The greatest fair in the history of the Alabama Fair associa 5 tion is now on. Yesterday morning at 9 o’clock the gates were ? thrown open and when they were closed last night many thou tc sands of delighted visitors had passed through the turnstiles. p There were no ceremonies when the gates were opened, and 1 Harry C. Roberts of Macon, secretary and general manager of v the Georgia State Fair association, was the first visitor to enter “ the grounds. cj White every exhibit was practically ro completed except those delayed by trains. there was a merry sound of hammer and bl saw as the employes of the fair put the k llnifhing touches on tits jundinjs anil B .booths arid painted white or decora ml with gay colored bunting. L A feature of the fair Is the excellence K of the music, Memoirs band of 30 pieces y rendered superb selections, the Scotch Highlanders’ band clad in their pic L turesque costume w-ere a genuine treat ns they played lively and gay airs and lt were splendid in the more subdued music, while the selections by Con Kennedy’s carnival band were fine. i< Free Acts Go Good >i The free acts gave their initial perform ance yesterday afternoon and everything * went off smoothly. The acts are varied end comedy with dexleritv. The hippo and comedy with dexterity. The hippo b drome act introducing “Tiny May,” the 0 Rotarian elephant, opened the acts which >c went well. The acts are all novel and (: among the most pleasing is the Lorande ^ horse act, which includes dancing horses. iJThe acrobatic acts are»nothing short of marvelous. Between the acts there were horse and * motorcycle races which proved close and exciting. W. I. Talbot of Pontiac, PJ., y jjis starting judge; M|LFies, superintend rjtnt; joe Spanier, cfl| of the course. ^ Louise F, owned b>4^ h<* millionaiare * horsemen, Abe Frank) Memphis, won it the first race, a 2:27 e, taking three :,ilirsts and a second in ir heats. Peter ’) Greemvade, owned by >tt Maxwell, of j Cordova, was second; Black, owned j by John Huff of Blrmir was ihird, 1 and Betsy <’oB>ert, owrc • Dy. JoineV of Gainsville, fourth. T (oats were ^trun in 2:16%, 2:16%. 2:11% 2.10% re spectively. [ The second race wnsi won (wo heats ilby Dr. Long, owned by R. Macey of JCLawnsboro. Richard R., owned by C. E. tMa.’e.v of Jackson, Miss.. wa> second and nDr. Herman, owned by Abe Frank, third. uTime, 2:19V* and 2:17%. h The motorcycle races started at 4 ^o’clock under the following officials: ••FT. C. Brown, state referee; J» T. Mc ullale, clerk of course; G. W. Staples, '‘assistant referee; judges, Otis Forster. C. Knox. \Y. F. Beck, Jeff Crocker; 'timers. Russ Waltower, T. S. Smith. -Lee Disberoon, Ped Hickman; scorers. E. French, W. E. Degroat, Bob Mc I Carty, W. Johnson. First race, five-mile open (profes sional): First prize. $25; second, $15. Entries: Gene Walker (.Indian, 8 I valve), first; Earl Morrison (Indian, 8 valve), second. Time. 4:39%. I Second race, 10-mile open (profes sional): First prize, $35; second, $20. Entrees: Gene Walker (Indian, 8 valve), first; Earl Morrison (Indian, 8 valve), second. Time, 9:02 2-5. With the sanction of the Federation Inf American Motorcyclists. I The balloon ascension at 5 o’clock I vhs a big feature, the Indy soaring l kyward hanging on a trapeze. The | »arachute is loosed and she floats I gracefully to the ground. Last night a I wind carried the balloon away be I ond the fairgrounds, and President L Jrown offered a prize of $5 for its re I urn. I Tennessee Company Exhibit Striking i I The exhibits of the Tennessee Coal, [ Iron and Railroad company in the xnin i ing and manufacturing building is the I most striking of the many exhibits al I hough many of the local automobile lealers have elegantly appointed booths L vith a rare collection of machines. ■ The coal, ore and limestone in the 11*. C. I. exhibit have been recently I nined and all the finished products of 1 lie steel mill at Ensley are in evi ■lence. The only thing that is lack Ing is sections of the steel the com ■ •any is now' making at Ensley for ■ hrapnel shells. ■ The agricultural and women’s build ♦ ♦ 4 PROGRAMME TODAY 4 4 4 4 Confederate Veterans' day. 4 4 Special exercises by the 4 4 south’s honored veterans In the 4 4 morning. 4 4 Baby show at 10 a. m. Worn- 4 4 an’s department. Age up to 1 4 4 year. 4 4 Memoli’s concert band, 30 4 4 musicians, rendering a grand * 4 free concert twice daily at 1:30 4 4 and 7:30 p. m. 4 4 1:30 p. m. and 7:30 p. m., 10 4 4 big free hippodrome acts. Nine 4 4 Peruvian acrobats, Lorande 4 4 horse aot, six Tan Kwait Chinese, 4 4 the eight Bobber Ben All Arabs, 4 • Fink s oomedy mules. Cavene 4 4 troupe, the ScenteLlos troupe, 4 4 Cavenalla troupe, Pete the un- 4 4 rldeable mule. 4 4 Horse races starting at 1:30 4 4 p. m.: 4 4 2:27 trot, purse $400. Entries: 4 4 Bronko, owned by Macey; L#ena 4 4 Tramp, McCurdy; Combatant, • 4 Frank; Miss Patrice, Carter: Dr. 4 4 Jim, Joiner: Bill Johnson, Join- 4 4 er; Red Doan, Banks. 4 4 Special 2:20 trot, purse $300. 4 4 Entries, Tramping Girl. Macey; 4 4 Fernwood. Frank; Bill Johnson, 4 4 Joiner; Robin Direct, Tolbert. 4 4 4 p. m., motorcycle races. 4 4 Five and 30 miles, open, profes- 4 4 sional. 4 * Exhibits open all day. • 4 Midway open all day. 4 ♦ 4 •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••■••••••Me* lng are almost entirely filled up; in fact, the women’s department is com pletely so. It is one of the most beau tiful sections of the fair and contains many wonderful exhibits. Superintendent Matthews of the live stock department stated last night that in every section of his department he had more stock on hand than at the , opening of any other fair. One of the treats of the fair is the midway shows, where a big majority of the visitors made their way last night after the performance in front of the grandstand had been concluded. Many did not even wait for the free acts, but went directly to the “pike' and patronized the different shows. Midway Shows Please "Satisfaction was expressed by all who attended and the Con T. Kennedy shows, which have been preceded by an excellent reputation, fully came up to expectations and are beyond doubt j the best attractions ever offered State , Fair visitors. They are good, clean | shows, not the catch-penny kind, which ! are simply for the purpose of getting money and giving nothing in return. In aJl of tlie shows the performances last from 30 to 50 minutes, and it is interesting all of the time. Everything that could be asked in the amusement line Is found in the Kennedy attractions and the personal taste of the patrons finds satisfaction on the “pike." There is good dancing, excellent singing, art poses. Illusions, curios, exciting auto and motorcycle races, wild west exhibitions, scenes and customs from the far eastern countries, in fact entertainment of ev ery kind. Mr. Kennedy has been in the show business for 15 years, during which time he learned the wants of the public, and this season he is giv ing them exactly what they have been asking for, catering to men, women and children. Among the attractions here with the Kennedy shows, are: The Hippodrome, j Garden of Allah, Russian theatre. Wild West show. Autodrome, Coney Island! side show, Kempt’s Model City. Samar (Siamese) Twins, Miracle. Turner’s Won ders. Ferris wheel. Carry-us-all, Wonder land. and a plantation show that is good. The biggest boost received by the Ken nedy shows, is the fact that they fur nished all the midway attractions at the Kentucky State Fair, the Tennessee State J “Every Pair Makes A Customer 9 IL There Any Reason WHY YOU SHOULD NOT WEAR A PAIR OF WALK-OVER SHOES? They are Shoes that have style, fit and comfort. Come in and try on a pair. hkt.;: _ J Forbes-Robertson Arrives For Farewell Tour of United States | I -1 FORBES-ROBERTSON New York, October 7.—(Special.)—Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson amoved In New York this morning on the steamship New York to make his final tour of Amer ica. Forbes-Robertson. who has already said his farewell to London and New' York and many of the leading American cities, will this season appear in only those places to which he has not already said farewell. His tour opens at Richmond, Va„ on October 11 and includes the prin cipal southern and western cities. He is accompanied by Miss l^aura Cowie, the 23-year-old leading woman who won such a decided and sensational success wher ever she appeared with Forbes-RobertBon last season. His entire London company of CO people arrived on the same boat. MISS LAURA C0W1E He has also brought his complete pro ductions, including his new setting for “Hamlet." which is to be given with cur- | tains. “Hamlet," “The Hight That Failed" | and “Passing of the Third Floor Back” will comprise his repertoire. He will ] travel in his private car. “I am glad to be back in America,” said Sir Johnston to the reporters who met him on the deck. “America has been so kind and generous to me. It is with sadness that I think that this is to be my last visit to America as an actor, but my farewell is real. 1 shall never act again in any city I have said farewell to. I am undertaking a long tour and, when it is over, will have appeared in every important city in your great coun try. My wdfe (Gertrude Elliott) has re mained at home with our children, the youngest of whom is hardly a year old.” >••••••••••••«•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••■•■•• 1 MORE ABOUT PRISON REFORM 1 SOCIAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT By MRS. SIDNEY M. ULLMAN “It's too bad the legislature muddled up things ast they did in reference to the prison lease business, now all the inter esting controversy will, he stopped ” said a very much interested person who saw only defeat in the action of the 1915 leg islature. “And why do you think that," was the answer, “Can’t you see now Is the time to start a. campaign of education, and, if you please, sentiment, with four perfectly good, untouched years ahead to make people wake up in, and in the meanwhile good measures will he adopted and bet ter conditions considered, and in this way we will build up some help for the unfortunate prisoner. The Chicago Daily Tribune is conduct ing just such a campaign of education, under the able direction of Mr. Henry M. Hyde. Every article contains these pertinent words, that should be Indelibly impressed upon the hearts and minds of every citizen of these United States. “The greatest crime in the United States is the wholesale manufacture of crimi nals.'* We quote the Tribune in speaking of Mr. Hyde: “Mr. Hyde has visited penal and re formatory institutions in various parts of the country. He has spent hours In city lockups and county jails. He has attended many sessions of police and criminal courts in large and small cities and has interviewee] leading police offi cials. criminal lawyers, jurists, parole and probation officers. He has talked with many petty offenders and hardened criminals. He has also discussed the ad ministration of criminal law in the United States with men who nave made the study of it their life work. "Th#» present situation exists chiefly because the people do not know that ii exists. Publicity should bring an early remedy.’’ The conditions that Mr. Hyde finds and speaks of aro no different from those Fair and the Tri-State Fair, as well as the big Canadian National exhibition at Toronto this year. Equal Suffragists Busy That the equal suffragists intend to attract the attention’ of all the fair visi tors as in previous years was evident yesterday when the yellow and white booth in charge of Mrs. Richard D. John ston proved a delight to the eyes of other than enthusiasts for the cause, and in teresting to a marked degree. The booth ns In the past is under the patronage of the Alabama Equal Suffrage association. There are several novelties offered by the equal suffragists this season at the fair. The color scheme is per haps a trifle more elaborate than last fall, and is carried out strictly in the suffrage colors of yellow and white. The booth Itself other than the decorations is filled with exquisite pieces of hand em broidery and other delicate fancies of the feminine mind. A feature is the serving of cakes and ices by the members of the local equal suffrage association. Mrs. Johntson stated: "We are not competing for any prize, but wish to show to the public that we can be. and are, home-makers, as well as fighters fo rour rights.’* Clark Held Without Bond Richard Clark, a negro, wj, bound over to the grand Jury without bond yesterday on a charge of murder in the first degree. The prosecution of Clark was conducted by Assistant Solicitor James lJavlB. Clark, it appears, was arrested sometime ago for the murder of Rebecca Goston, a negro woman. In the preliminary trial he was acquitted but a few days ago witnesses were found who testified to a dying state ment made by the negro woman to the effect that Richard Clark had killed her. The negro was then re arrested and the solicitor's office Inter ested Itself in the case to the extent that the nogro Is now In tho county Jail being held without bond for the grand Jury. Welcome, Fair Visitors! While in the city visit my place and have a suit mode to order. Regular price $25 anywhere in the U. S. A. X sell them for 920.00. ALEX I. KLEIN 2024 3d Avcau, existing here In our own state. The per | sons implicated are different, but the I crimes are the sauie and the jail condi ! tions identical. The little boy who was arrested for running down a small child with a bicycle and was put in jail a'. though the child was unharmed, is the same story that may be found on the records of our police courts. The boy that was out of a job and got in had is here in nur city as well as in New York and Chicago. The poor, down and out ".snake'' with delirium tremens exists In our city, too. We have the same condi tions to face and we, like our sister states, must make better provision for them. Tutting the boys in cells with the so-called "hardened criminal" is another on* of the injustices and methods in the making of criminals. "The general public has an idea that arresting everybody to stop an outbreak of crime is the only way to deal with the situation, there are undoubtedly many chances for arrest, since more than half the people in every large city uncon sciously, at least, break one or more of the numerous law’s or ordinances every week of their lives," says Mr. Hyde. Many persons are arrested Saturday night, locked up over Sunday and dis charged Monday as innocent. But the germ of defrauded self-respect is born. "However, it won’t do to lay all the blame on the police," says Mr. Hyde. Thai is easy, superficial and unjust. The police force is not made up of either in tellectual giants or trained diplomats. Many officers are too sensitive in the matter of their personal dignity. ‘Sassing a copper’ is doubtless one of the most dan gerous forma of outdoor sport. The man in brass buttons is likely to be over nuick in resenting what he thinks ah insult.” He's always teachin’ fellers With a tendency to jaw That it's wisest not to monkey With the majesty of law. But, contrary, perhaps, to widely held opinion, the vast majority of policemen are honest. And almost without excep tion they are brave men. An officer with "a streak of yellow" In his composition wc uld not last long on any metropolitan police force. The chief blame for the present whole sale manufacture of criminals must be borne by the police. It is the public—or active and noisy pari of it—which is responsible for the passage of the enormous number of new crimiral laws and ordinances, for viola tion of which, in many parts of the coun try, more than half the arrests are made. it is in response to a mistaken public opinion that police officials so frequently istue "clean-up’ 'orders for wholesale arrests, in which a large number of citi zens guilty of no criminal intent are cer tain to be caught. Most important of all, it is the public which is directly responsible for the frightful condition of city cell houses and county jails, in which thousands of in nocent people are daily locked up. The next step in the law is the county jail James A. L*eonard, late president ol' the American Prison association, says: "By common consent the county Jail sys tem in the United Stales is declared to be the worst feature of out penal sys tem Through such articles as Mr. Hyde’s with the throb of the heart in every line, do we come to realize the real ilecessity of never stopping in tHe education for prison reform until wfe have bettered conditions. The chief difference in county Jails is that some are worse than others.. Mr. Hyde states the condition found in num berless county jails are more awful than the other, probably the most grue some thing told being the keeping of the gallows stored on top of the prison ers’ cage, a daily reminder of the fate in store for them. In most of the jails rats and vermin abound. It is a proven lact mat the majority of the inmates of the county jails are In nocent. Here again we quote Mr. Hyde: This may be as good a place as any to say that in the average county jail about Hu per cent of the people locked up aro held for trial or for action by the grand Jury, oi are detained as witnesses. Every man and woman in this SO per cent is. in the eyes of the law, presumed to be inno ment. A large part of them are finally proved to be innocent, and are discharged. If they do not acquire consumption or syphillis during their detention, they must at least retain pleasant memories of what it means to be suspected of crime in the "land of the free!” In many county jails no attempt is made to keep boys charged with petty of ftnses separate. from adult murderers, perverts, and other criminals. Men ser* mi! h year’s sentence for serious crimes mingle freely with boys and men held on suspicion or locked up as witnesses. Y\ hat’s the use? Inspection of a ma jority of county jails in the United States will reveal similar or worst- conditions. In practically none of them is any pro IB uraenns uuvai ritine ncofioa 1 nr, Aun^auilAMl vision made for keeping the prisoners busy. A man or woman locked up in ai~ most any of them for three months—r.o matter for what reason—is practically certain to come out ruined for life There seems to be a small hope that so long as each county maintains a jail there will be much Improvement. To build a decent and sanitary jail, to keep It In good condition, to provide suitable employment for the prisoners and to em ploy a trained and expert jailer is prob ably beyond the ttnancial resources of the average county. The most practical solution of the prob lem would seem to be to give the car* of people who are to be locked up more than a few days into the hands of the state. The state might then be divided into dis tricts and a proper prison built in the largest city in each district, leaving the county jails to be used as overnight lockups. But that would, of course, raise a howl from the country sheriffs, most of whom are paid from 40 to 60 cents a day for th- food—the word Is used apologetically— of each prisoner. Charges That British Patrol Crew Killed Submarine Captain New Orleans, October 7.—The local German consulate today received in structions from Count Von Bernstorff, German ambassador at Washington, to Institute a rigid investigation and to forward him affidavits signed by a foreman and four muleteers, who ar rived here from Liverpool aboard the British steamship Nlcosian, in which they charged that marines from the British patrol boat Baralong killed the captain and 10 of the crew of a Ger man submarine after the submarine had been sunk. The affidavits were made by James G. Curran, Chicago; Edward Clark. De troit; B. Emerson Palen, New York, and Charles D. Hightower, and R. H. Cosby, of Crystal City, Tex. In then statements the five charged that the incident occurred 40 miles off Lundy on August 19. while the Nlcosian was en route to Liverpool; that the sub marine s shell fire was damaging the Nlcosian when the Baralong, which they said had been flying the Amer cln flag, came up and sank the Ger man undersea boat; that the captain and four of the crew of the submarine climbed aboard the Nlcosian, where, the muleteers'alleged, British marines killed them, and that six of the sub marine’s crew were shot while strug gling in the water. Curran also stated that Leroy Young, an American, the NIcosian’s second steward, reported the alleged affair to the American consul in Liverpool about August 3S. Captain Manning of the Nlcosian and the British consul geneTal here de clined to make any comment whatever concerning the muleteer’s charges. WILSONAPPROVES THE SUGAR DUTY Washington, October 7.—President Wilson approves Becretary McAdooa decision to' recommend that Congress retain the present duty on sugar until normal conditions are restored and that the war tax measure, which ex pires automatically December 31, be extended until the end of the war. It was stated tonight that before Secretary McAdoo made his views known he discussed the subject with the President. The President believes the war has had such an effect on in dustrial conditions that both measures will be necessary to help build up revenues. Some political leaders think that by proposing that the provision of the last tariff law putting sugar on the free list May 1, 1916, be repealed, the ad ministration will inevitably open up the entire tariff question. So far as can be learned, however, such a step is not contemplated now by the ad ministration. Clanton, October 7.—(Special.)—Chilton county will be well represented at tho good roads convention, which is to be held at Birmingham on October 12 and 13 by the fol’owing gentlemen: Moses Robinson, Verbena; W. T. Herrod, Plan tersvllle; S. E. Waldrup, JemiBon; R. R. J. Williams, Thorsby; W. H. Shaw, Jem ison; A. M. Attoway, Jemison; W. J. Bil lingsley, Thorsby; J. M. Mims, Thors by; J. T. Rockett, Cooper; E. A. De Loach, Verbena; J. M. Nix, Maplesville; W. H. Strock, Verbena; H. B. Oliver, Verbena; W. H. DeShazo, MaplesviPe; J. T. Davis, Jemison; H. Foshee. Maples ville; T. J. Milling, Stanton; John Ram say. Maplesville, and W. D. M. O’Neal. This delegation includes the four Chil ton county commissioners, and the entire committee are men who are among the first and foremost workers in Chilton county. In addition to the regular delegation, Judge L. H. Reynolds. Judge E. B. Dea son and Hon. F. A. Gulledge will in all probability attend the meeting. BE PAIDJY NOV. 1 Become Delinguent Then Even Though Tags Have Not Yet Been Received Montgomery, October 7.— (Special.) Although the automobile license tags for the year 1916 will not be ready for delivery before December 1, all auto mobile and motor vehicle licenses will be delinquent on November 1, as pro vided in the new revenue law. Positive announcement to this effect was made today by Chairman Thomas W. Sims of the state board tof equalization. Chairman Sims returned today from Birmingham, where he conferred with officials of Jefferson county relative to various matters in connection with his department. He stated that au tomobile owners of Jefferson county are laboring under the impression that automobile licenses will not become, de linquent on November 1. "Owing to the fact that the general license bill was not passed until shortly before the legislature ad journed, no provision was made for the purchase of automobile licenses for next year.” said Chairman Sims. "The licenses have now been ordered, how ever, and will be ready for delivery about December 1. In the meantime., it would be well for all automobile owners to deposit money with their probate judge for the cost of the new tags, otherwise they will be delinquent after November 1." Dr. Moos Found Guilty Jim DeMoos was found guilty of a violation of the prohibition law by a jury in the third division of the crim inal court before Judge A. H. Alston yesterday. DeMoos’s fine was assessed at $50. An incident of the verdict is that the jury was out nearly 20 hours before finding the defendant guilty. Assistant Solicitor James Davis prose cuted the case. State Pair Visitors! We welcome you to Birming ham and our store. SEE OUR Suits and , Millinery WK feel quite sure you’ll find no where in all Birmingham quite so good an assortment of up to-the-moment suits as this big store holds for you. Come see. —Our new hats alone are worth a visit to Birmingham. Charming they are indeed. Ck heen Pros. 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