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, INSINUATIONS OF MR.
BARBER UNFOUNDED SAKS GEORGE WARD Former Says He Was Not Making Insinuations, But Answering Questions—No Reflection Was Intended G Ward, president of the city com mission, resenting a statement made by Arlie Barber, candidate for a seat on the commission. Issued a statement yesterday declaring that insinuations of the candidate that there was lack of publicity in city hall affairs, was unfounded. Mr. Barber also issued a statement. He declared that his remark was made in reply to a question from someone in audience, and was not made for the purpose of criticizing the municipal government. Mr. Barber admitted that the records of the city had been open to him in every particular. Mr. Ward's statement follows: "I have steadfastly endeavored to keep the city government out of the pending municipal campaign and will continue to do so, but I am determined to challenge any statement or reflec tion from any candidate or other per son of this administration's financial eonduet* "I have not heard any of Mr. Bar ber’s speeches and the report in The Age-Herald is the only insinuation about this government I have heard of Mr. Barber making. People Knew Everything "Mr. Barber says ‘If I am elected the people shall know everything concern ing their government.’ I wish to say that the people have known every thing concerning this government ever since I have been at the city hall and will continue to know everything about it whether Mr. Barber Is elected or not. "Mr. Barber says ‘If an audit is need ed there will be an audit, and the peo ple will he advised as to the amount of money they are paying into the city, how it is used, and everything else they want to know' concerning their government.’ I wish to say that under the law an audit is required to be made by expert accountants once ev ery year and published in a daily news paper. The law has been followed rig idly. Not only that, additional audits have been made and everyone pub lished. "The people have been advised as to the amount of money they are pay ing into the city by monthly and by annual statements. They have been ad vised how it is used and every citizes has had a standing invitation to come up and look at tbe books and inves tigate any and every item and any thing else they want to know about contracts and expenditures of the city. "As a matter of fact, Mr. Barber has been in consultation with the comp troller's department ever since he has been a candidate, investigating many matters that he was interested in. Nothing has ever been hidden from him or anyone else. "Mr. Barber says ‘There will be no meetings behind closed doors; no se cret conclaves.’ I wish to say there have been no meetings behind closed doors; no secret conclaves. There is no reason w hy there should be secret con claves. There have been many Informal discussions between commissioners about internal affairs and policies. There will continue to be, whether Mr. Barber Is elected or not. "This government has courted publicity on every matter. Time after time state ments have been published, and every JAMES SANATORIUM 935 S.BELLEVUE BLVD., MEMPHIS, TENN A Private Sanatorium for the Treat ment of Drag Addiction., Alco holism, Nervous Disease., To bacco and Cigarettes. To reach the Sanatorium, take any Linden avenue car, get off at Bellevue Blvd., and walk two blocka north, or take a taxicab or carriage at station and come direct to Sanatorium. Patients' Testimonials Having received their freedom from Morphine, Whiskey and Tobacco, they are loud In their praise of the James Treatment. Read their testimonials: No Desire for Whiskey Gentlemen—I have thought for the last year or two that I would give you a tes timonial in regard to your treatment fpr the Whickey habit. 1 took your treat ment In September, 1906, and I .had been drinking off and on for four years. When I arrived at your Sanatorium T only Weighed one hundred and twenty pounds, •Iept and ate very little; in fact, the only appetite 1 had was really for whiskey. 'J have never touched a drop since I fin ished my treatment—in fact, have had no desire whatever for liquor in any form. I sleep and eat well, have gained in weight and my general health is fine. I can truthfully say that if anyone desires to ba cured of the Whiskey habit they can find relief at your .Sanitorium. and T sin cerely recommend this treatment to every- j one reading this letter. 1 will taae pleas ure in answering letters from any in terested person who may write me. With best wishes for your continued success. 1 am your sincere friend, E. O. BRANCH. Woodstock. Tenn.. April 15, 1915. Cured of Drug Habit "This is to certify that I am free from pain and the use of morphine. On the l$th day of January, 1914, I went to your Sanatorium for treatment, remained there three weeks, and came away relieved of both pain and morphine. While there 1 •uffered no inconvenience and was never treated better in my life. “MRS. A. G. HURLBERT.” FROM HUSBAND. •*T am writing you to let you know that my wife is doing fine. No more 'dope’ for her. She sleeps just fine, has • good appetite and everybody says she looks 10 years younger. “A. G. HURLBERT. "Tupelo, Miss.. March 4, 1914.” For further information and booklet containing testimonials in regard to san atorium treatment, address Charles B. .lames Sanatorium, 933 S. Bellevue Blvd., Memphis, Tenn. Correspondence confi dential. CHICHESTER S PILLS “ — THE !>IA310.VI» DRAND. a . I.Ritfcat A*U vnur PrufurlM for A\ J <'lil-t be*-lt r ^ 1'icmoiiiiT»ri:nd^V\ . I-' 1*111* in IP <1 ami (laid inmlllc\wgx xes, seaiH *it!» Blue Ribbon. Tnk® no other. Jiny of jour V Ur*(|l«t Amlort If l-l'frRA.TFR ft IH A MONO UK AMI PIUS, fo, C5 < years known as licit. Safest, Always Refill >1® 1 . SOLD BY DRUGGISTS EVERYWHERE < SIX-YEAR SENTENCE 'r Former Justice of Peace at Republic to Take Appeal J. YV. (Jim) Corbin, a former justice of I the peace at Republic, who was convicted ! of embezzlement in the third division of j j the criminal court on Thursday, was sen- lj ter.ced yesterday morning by Judge A. H. j j Alston to serve six years at hard labor. ; Corbin will appeal. In the trial of Corbin it was brought 1 | out by the state that in his official j duties at Republic he would fine prison- j 1 ers and keep all funds thus accrued to j i his own use. j The grand jury first investigated Cor- ! bin arid then recommended his impeach- ! ment. To avoid impeachment Corbin re- 1 signed, but later his use of state funds | was made the subject of an indictment ' on which he was convicted this week. j Assistant Solicitors Walter S. Brower j and W. S. Welch conducted the prosecu- ! tlon for the state, while Corbin was de- , fended by R. D. Coffman and J. B. Aird. ' GERALDINE FARRAR TO APPEAR AT STRAND : Picturizcd Version of “Carmen” to Be Here Three Days This Week. I Marie Doro Also On three days of this week the public of Birmingham will have an opportunity to view Geraldine Farrar, most famous of all women artists today, in a pi-ctur- ; ization of “Carmen,’’ which is billed for ■ the Strand theatre on the Paramount programme. Recognized as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, Miss Farrar s characterization of “Carmen” at . the Metropolitan Opera. House In New ’ | York last winter established her still j higher in the esteem of opera lovers. Her photo-production of the play was ! seen by thousands upon thousands of New Yorkers, who gladly paid up to $2 a seat for the privilege. , Everyone knows the story of “Carmen;” j of how she, a half-wild gypsy, lived with ; a band of smugglers in the mountains near the coast of Spain; and of the strug- ! gles her companions had attempting to j get illegal goods across the border, be ing blocked by Don Jose, a young offi cer. Carmen Is brought into the plot § when the smugglers get her to go Into the city and capture the heart of the 1 young officer. She does so, and the ac tion that follows is typical of the Spain of olden days, and keeps the interest tense throughout. j The tragic ending of the play, when ; Carmen is killed by the enraged Jose, after spurning his love, is enacted only j j as Farrar could do it. Marie Doro is another famous star who is to appear at the Strand this week in the Paramount programme. She cornea in “The White Pearl,” and will be seen Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday will J have a good programme on the bill and President T. S. Abernathy of the Strand Theatre company promises his patrons a ' treat for the week. citizen invited to investigate any sub- ! iect or detail of any subject that he might be curious about or interested in.” | Answer From Barber Mr. Barber replied as follows: “With reference to The statement by Mr. Ward, will say that I was not fully quoted by the reporter, but certainly as fully quoted as could be expected ajjd desired, unless a verbatim report was made, which, of course, was out of the question. j “I did not criticize the present admin istration for lack of publicity, but in an swer to a question from some one in the $ audience as to whether or not I would have the books of the city audited, I re plied that they would be audited as often as required. Whether or not they had been (and about that T could not say, for 1 was not informed) I was not informed, but meant no criticism whatever on the piesent administration, and so partied- j ularly Btated. I have always courted questions from my audiences, and li$ve answered them fully, frankly, freely arid fairly. I know not what my quesSoner had in mind, nor do I know who he was, nor what prompted him to ask this ques tion, but I simply answered in a general J way that the books of the city should he 1 and would be audited as often as re quired if I was elected. J “What Mr. Ward says about all the records of the city being open to me is absolutely true. I have not only had access to all the records of the city since my campaign, but even prior thereto. I f have been given every consideration and given every particle of information that 1 have requested from the present admin istration without any reticence whatever. | I can fully Indorse every word Mr. Ward has written, so far as I am in position to know.” S Mrs. Roberts Has the Most Original Booth Mrs. H. B. Roberts received the first prize at the Alabama State Fair for the 1 most original booth, the prize being The j Age-Herald for a year. Mrs. Roberts carried out the idea of diversified crops | in the decoration of her booth, using 1 the “Santa of Bounty,” and at his side the Christmas tree loaded with pack ages for each county. In Santa’s hand is a package for the whole family, con taining peace, prosperity and plenty all of this, if diversification is practiced. | Of course, the chimney and mantel are there, with stockings labeled Mobile and containing a ship; and Jefferson, con taining a courthouse. Besides embroidery, crochet, preserves, | conserves and canned fruit of all kinds. ' Mrs. Roberts has In her booth several f ’ articles of furniture and a fireless cooker, all of which she made herself, show'- 1 ing that a woman can do other than the f proverbial “fancy work." | There are several original motoes on the wall and a poem entitled “Prosper- 1 ity” which is as follows: J “Alabama, here we rest, Safe from ills that once distressed, We have capital now ’to let.’ ■ Sate from effect pf foreign strife, | I We’ve done away with parasitic life; | Safe from weevil and tick so bold, | YVe’ve driven them out of our stronghold. Safe from the rule of one-man alone— Old King Cotton has lost his throne. [ Cattle and hogs, oats, corn, wheat and hay j Now with cotton acreage hold sway. j. Peace, prosperity and plenty here abide— For our crops are now diversified.” The woman’s department this year was a great success and most of the space lias already been engaged for next year. • The Byplay Minstrels I From the Cincinnati Inquirer. “Mister Interlocutor, can you tell me what class of people arc fondest of ba« | I company ?” “No, Mr. Bones. I cannot. Will yo' Lei! us what class of people are fondcs» *| it bad company?” | “YY’hy, doctors. Mister Interlocutor.” “And why doctors, Mr. Bones?” “Because the worse people are the ■ >ftenor they visit- them.” “As soon as the police have restored >idcr and the bricks and tomato ram ie ve been removed from the stage. Mr ). Suffryn Marckry will render this pa- J, hetie ballad. “YVhcn I’m Diearning ol Jarlic I’m Dreaming of You.” TREAT FOR BIRMINGHAM HOUSEWIVES! The Age Herald’s Cooking Demonstration and Lecture Course on The Culinary Art Week of October 18th ' Mrs. Betty Lyles Wilson (The South*s Greatest Cook) Will Have Entire Charge -.-/ i ' " ' r~ ~ —i _ ==.- ' I Opens For One Week At The Birmingham Permanent Exhibit Building, 1821 First Ave. (Next to Chamber of Commerce) Mrs. Betty Lyles Wilson America's foremost demonstrator; author of standard works on Culinary subjects, contributor of note to Pure Food Journals, Professor of Domestic Science at Columbia University, New York City, and nationally famous Expert on Food and Economics. Will Lecture Daily and Give Practical Demonstrations 3 to 5 P. M. Mrs. Wilson has had the distinction of having served the White House tables at Christmas and Thanksgiving with cakes presented to several Presidents, and has autograph letters from the Chief Executives down to Woodrow Wilson, praising her art. Her lectures and demonstrations have been presented all over America and her ability is attested by testimonial letters inrmerable and comments of the American press. Hear Her First Lecture and You Wont Miss a Single One. Interesting Pure Food Exhibit The Exhibit Hall will be divided into seating room for the lectures and cooking demonstrations, and beautifully decorated booths, containing displays of mer chandise and food products by Birmingham’s best dealers. The show will be a splendid Miniature Exposition well worth attending. MUSIC ~ FLOWERS The entire weeks programme is presented hy The Age-Herald free to the public and complimentary to Birmingham housewives