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Six Bodies Are Recovered
From Ruins and Rescuers
Are Still at Work
Sioux City, IaM June 29.—Six persons
are known to be dead and half a score
are missing: and believed to be buried
in the ruins of the Ruff building-, an
old three-storjr structure which col
lapsed at 1:30 p. m. today, bringing
down with it two smaller, adjacent
structures. Officials tonight estimated
the number of dead at between 10 and
20, with a score or more injured, prob
ably a few fatally.
Six bodies had been recovered at 10
o’clock tonight. All had been'identi
fied but one.
Rescuers tonight were penetrating
the ruins. Fire, which followed the
collapse greatly hampered the prog
One Member Board
Equalization Cannot
Make Assessment
Supreme Court Decides in Favor of
Jefferson County in Suit of the
Empire Mining Company
Montgomery, June 29.—(SpeciaL)—Jef
ferson county won its fight with the Em
pire Mining company over the contention
that one member of the board of equali
zation could not make an assessment
when the supreme court today affirmed
the case of the Empire Mining companv
vs. P. B. Bowers, tax collector. The
company sought to force Bowers to set
aside an assessment made by the board
of equalization on the ground that a
previous assessment was valid. The
board showed that one member valued
the property and agreed to make a cer
tain assessment, but a majority of the
board declined to acquiesce in the as
sessment and made it higher. The su
preme court said the board could name
one member of investigation and make a
report but one member could not make
an assessment.
L. & N. Prohibited From
Removing Western Union
Poles by Supreme Court
Montgomery, June 29—{Special.)—The
^ Louisville and Nashville railroad was
prohibited from removing or destroying
telegraph poles and wires of .the Western
Union Telegraph company between Mont
gomery and Decatur, the Tennessee river
and the Tennessee state line, and be
tween Mobile and Hurricane by the su
preme court Saturday when it reinstated
an injunction granted by the Montgom
ery circuit court which was cancelled
by the lower coUrt
The supreme court ruled that the West
ern Union Telegraph company had
grounds for a suit now pending against j
the Louisville and Nashville and that
the injunction should remain in force
during the consideration of the case, as
* the telegraph property could be serious
ly damaged if the injunction were not
in force. The Western Union claims to
have obtained a right-of-way near the
railroad's property and desires to eon
tine the use of the railroad right-of
way only until it can mov's its poles and
Kerensky Arrives in Paris
and Holds a Conference
With Russian Ambassador
Paris, June 29.—Alexander Kerensky,
the former Russian provisional premier,
arrived in Paris from London today.
Shortly after his arrival he had a long
conference with M. Maklakoff, the Rus
sian ambassador in Paris.
An Over-ripe Tomato
and other over-ripe vegetables or fruits
often cauES very serious Bowel Trouule
In hot weather. Check it as quickly as
possible. Get x bottle of GROVE’S
ILeBY BOWEL MELfCINE, a safe and
sure remedy for Summer Diarrhteas.
It is just as effective for Adults at for
Wedding Ceremony Is Stopped
When Groom- To-Be Is Killed;
Father Claims Self-Defense
J. R. Graham of Meridian, Miss., Railroad Conductor,
Says Chicago Man, About to Marry Daughter in Mem
phis, Admitted Being Already Married, and
Then Attacked Him
Memphis, Tenn., June 29.—Robert L.
Temple, a traveling salesman of Chi
cago, was shot and killed here lato
today within an hour of the time set
for his marriage to Miss Lena Gra
ham of Meridian, Miss., by J. R. Gra
ham, father of the young woman. Gra
ham, a railroad conductor, surrendered
after the shooting and, according to
the police, claimed that he was forced
to kill Temple in self-defense.
The shooting occurret/ at the home
where the young woman boarded while
attending a college here as a music
student. She was standing within a
short distance of the men and one of
her fingers was shattered by a stray
According to a police statement,
Graham declared after his arrest that
Temple, just before the ceremony was
to have taken place, admitted that he
previously had been married, and that
his wife still was living from whom h^
had not been divorced. After this ad
mission, Graham is said to have told
the police, Temple leaped toward him
and the shooting followed. Temple
died Within a few minutes.
Postoffice Bill Held Up Until This
Feature Was Eliminated—Burle
son Is U pheld
Washington, June 29.—Further govern
ment use of pneumatic mail tube sys
tems in six large cities was blocked to
day by a presidential veto of the post
office appropriation bill, with a pro
vision directing that the postoffice de
partment retain the tubes until next
March, pending an investigation by the
interstate commerce commission to de
termine the advisability of their purchase
by the government.
When an attempt to pass the bill over
the veto failed in the House, both the
House and Senate repassed the measure
wi111 the provision objected to eliminated.
In his veto. President Wilson support
ed Postmaster General Burleson, who
has made a fight for abandoning the tube
system as obsolete and useless, because
of the growth of the volume of mail and
the development of the automobile.
Contracts for the operation of tubes in
New York city, Brooklyn, Boston, Phila
delphia, Chicago and St. Bouts expire
Montgomery and Selma
Make Good Record in
War Savings Stamp Drive
Montgomery, June 29.—Walter Jones,
chairman of the Montgomery county
War Saving’s Stamp campaign commit
tees, announced late this evening that
pledges tabulated at 5 o’clock exceed
ed $700,000 for the next six months
of the year. The quota assigned to the
city ond county is $2,000,000, and
pledges to be tabulated will send the
total beyond $1,000,000 with the com
mittee continuing their work to secure
the full amount.
Membership in the $1000 club in
creased to 181 today.
Reports received here from a num
ber of counties indicate that ail will
pass their quotas. Only two counties
have finished work of tabulation to
Selma, June 29.—-A recapitulation of
reports of committees engaged Friday
in the nation-wide War Savings Stamp
drive, for this city, reveals the fact
that the $1000 or “limit club" personnel
includes 176 business men and citizens.
Thursday 86 joined the club, the re
mainder being secured during Friday’3
drive. The quota for city and county,
$1,000,000, will be exceeded.
Corp. Huffman of Gadsden
Is Reported Wounded
Gadsden, June 29.—(Special.)—Corp.
Charles E. Huffman, Company C, Six
teenth infantry, has been severely
wounded in action, relatives were noti
fied today. He was wounded June 16
while marching near the front line
Huffman tvas one of the first Etowah
men in France, arriving 18 days after
General Pershing. He conducted a dai
ry business here prior to his enlist
ment, and was popular in the city.
10th Judicial Circuit of
Alabama, Composed of
Jefferson County
I hereby announce my
self as a candidate for
solicitor of the Tenth ju
dicial circuit of Alabama,
composed of Jefferson
If nominated and elect
ed I pledge to the people
of this county my best ef
forts in the enforcement
of the laws as found on
the statutes and as the
oath of my office would
I promise that my as
sistants shall be lawyers
of experience and ability.
Paid political advertisement by Alvin M. Douglas, 1620 Jefferson
County Bank building.
The Soldiery-Sailors’ Diary and English-French
Dictionary Is Being Distributed by
One Coupon and 75c Secure? the Book
Present this coupon, together with purchase price, and the book it
Mail Orders—Add for postage and handling within 300 miles S
cants, greater distances 10 cents. ’
Send One to the Boy—Keep One at Home!
THE DIARY for recording individual war experiences it the most
*«rrtceahlo oo°* “ existence and always will be a most cherished
THE DICTIONARY, self-pronouncing by sound-spelling method,
wfcselk exhaustive tests prove so simple that even a child readily J
quires French with correct accent.
Bound ht Textile Leather, Geld Edges, Gold Stemped. Pocket Size
Public Service Commission Asked to
Postpone Action Until Defense Is
Prepared—Proposed Raise
Will Be Resisted
A committee from the Civic associa
tion composed of T. H. Molton, chair
man; Judge William E. Fort and John
W. O'Neill appeared before the city
commission yesterday morning and pe
titioned the city to join in the resist
ance of the proposed increase in rate;
on steam heat by the Birmingham
Railway, Light and Power company.
City Attorney Moore and W. H.
Salter were instructed to go to Mont
gomery tomorrow and appear before
the public service commission of Aia
L>ama and ask to have this matter
postponed until the matter can be
looked into and the defense prepared.
It is probable that the city will join
the Civic association in resisting the
proposed increase in rates.
General March’s announcement m
Washington yesterday that the first
of American noncombatant troops had
landed in Italy is of special interest
in Birmingham because two of the best
known boys in the city are believed
to. have been with the units which
They are Robert F. Burnett, son of
Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Burnett and Em
| ory S. Avant, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.
A. Avant.
These two Birmingham men have
been in training in Pennsylvania and
it is known that they sailed some
time ago. Personal cablegrams W'eie
being eagerly awaited last night an
nouncing their safe arrival but in the
absence of such cable the parents of
the young men assumed from Genera]
March s announcement that they were
all right.
Birmingham will get the 1919 annuel
international meeting of Kiwanis clubs,
according to a message received by
Secretary V. W. Trammell of the club
from President J. Mercer Barnett, who
is attending the convention in Provi
dence, R. 1. Mr Barnett states that
he succeeded in bringing the conven
tion to Birmingham over -Nashville,
Atlanta, Winnipeg and other cities aft
er hard work, and these cities all
?,r0n?LS,e„ to brin" larsre delegations to
the 1919 Convention.
The Kiwanis club will not hold iti
regular luncheon on Tuesday as the
Red t-ross bull sale begins at 1 o’clock
and all members of the Indian aggre
gation are requested to be present a’
this sale.
The weekly meeting of the Adver
tising club of Birmingham will be
held tomorrow at the Birmingham Civ
ic association. I-unch will be served
to the club membership between 1 and
2 o'clock and a reception will be given
the new members added to the club's
roster in the last week, among whom
are Arthur C. Crowder, E. I. Leighton,
M. E. Hill, J. D. Courtney, H. P. Kin
cey and Ellis C. Heliums.
The status of the War Savings Stamp
drive and what part the membership
of the Advertising club will take in
the future is one of the subjects whi-h
will be discussed. A report, embodying
considerable correspondence with the
officers of the Associated Advertising
Clubs of the World on the work ana
influence of the local organization,
will be made by Henry P. Beaumont’
Richard H. Mabry of Selma,
Well Krtown Capitalist, Dead
Selma, June 26.—(Special.)—Richard
H. Mabry, president of the Mabry Se
curity company and vice president of
the Selma National bank, died sudden
ly tonight after a short illness, his
death being entirely unexpected. The
predisposing cause was a slight op
eration on the throat. Mr. Mabry was
61 years of age and is survived by a
brother, W. S. Mabry, of San Antonio.
Tex., and two sisters, Mrs. Catsby
Jones and Miss Jennie Mabry of Selma
He was a Rotarian and one of the lead
ers of the civic life of the community
Kunera! plans have not yet been an
Keeping- Up With Daughter
A mother writing in the Woman's
Home Companion gives this amusing
description of “being daughtered: '
"Let us then, oh, mothers with
daughters just coming into their larger
and broader and fuller life of woman
hood with all its attendant worries,
sufferings and heartburnings, have pa.’
tience with their funny little ways and
fads and opinions. Let us listen to
them and humor them when we can
and so hold tight to their love and
companionship. It’s mighty haru, I
know, to play chaperon, to give up
early bedtime, comfortable low-heeled
slippers and kimono, to do away with
plain and quick hair-dressing, for two
inch heels and fluffy gowns and curl
ing irons, but Isn't it worth it. this
being daughter's best chum and closest
conlidant? Perhaps, when a few more
vemrs have gone their way and we are
made into grandmothers by these dear
ones, and our girls have a new toy to
fuss over, we may be allowed to sneak
into the chimney corner and once more
be fair, fat and forty in kimono and
I slippers: but in the meantime it’s a
great thin* to be daughtered. almost
as good *s being mothered, and that
is the greatest thing in all the world.”
Age-Herald Tobacco
Fund Reaches $1973.90
Contributions continue to come into
The -Age-Herald tobacco fund for -the
boys “over there/' and the fund is rap
idly nearing the $2000 mark. The total
to date is $1973.90.
Subscriptions recently are:
Amount previously acknowl
edged .$1961.40
Mrs. Hattie Sue MeLendon, 1501
Brown-Marx building .
The Ensley Steel Mill Electri
cians Monthly Contribution to
the Soldiers’ Tobacco Fund:
Charles Meeks .
Donald Walker ..
A. L. Perry ..
C. C. Graham .
C. R. Harbin .
George W. Burks .
J. B. Martin.
H. M Trotman.
H. E. Daniels .
T. L. Smith .
L*. E. Diefenderfer ...
E. F. Graham .
B. L. Carson .
B. A. McAllister .
Ed Coe .
Dock Bradford .
C. E. Warren .
O. V. Poindexter..
W. S. Fields ....
P. L. Wilson ...
J. Bube .
C. W. Chapman ...
J. H. Pike ..
A. W. Young ....
L. H. Garner .
Horry Crane . ....
E. P. Smith .
Fred Marsden ...
Robert Dawson .
O. F. Baker..
J. W. Mitchell....
C. C. Ozley .
J. S. Hamilton ..
G. W. Trawick .
W. S. Shehee .
C. Walker .
Total to date
Many States Represented
Anniston, June 29.—(Special.)—The New
England States are pretty well repre
sented among the men on the Blue and
Gray cantonment, and with the bringing
in of new organizations in the last few
days practically every state in the union
is represented.
At the camp headquarters now are
several former members of Blue and
Gray units who have been left at ths
camp because they were confined to the
base hospital. Among them is Private
J. E. Hyland, desk orderly at camp head-h
quarters, who is a member of Company
E, 110th* infantry. Private Hyland was
an inmate of the base hospital and is
anxiously awaiting an order sending him
to join his original organization. His
home is in New Britain, Conn., but for
several years he had been employed in
the home office of the Travelers' Insur
ance company at Hartford.
Mail Orderly Ralph R. Baker, Ports
mouth, N. H.. is another man left be
hind on account of illness, and, like the
desk orderly, wants to get into the
game. He is a member of Company C,
115th infantry, and is anxious to receive
an order sending him into action against
the boche.
Private William F. Anderson, Battery
F, 112th heavy field artillery, is another
man left behind on another account. Hi*
home is Burlington, la., but he h«as been
on duty at Kelly field, San Antonio,
Tex., for the past few months, and when
he arrived at the local cantonment to
join his outfit he found his comrades
Steel Workers Loyal
Anniston. June 29.—'•(Special.)—The
employes of the Anniston Steel com
pany, both white and blacit, registered
themselves as 100 per cent loyal to
the government in the buying of more
than $14,000 in War Savings Stamps,
$5000 being distributed among the men
at that plant Saturday.
Every man in the plant took a vital
and personal interest in the campaign
and this accomplished a wonderful
tasK in rolling up subscriptions of lib- |
oral proportions from all the men in i
the office and in the mill.
The steel workers are proud of their
accomplishment, and they are being'
congratulated in every part of the city
by reason oftheir having gone "over
the top” for Uncle Sam in the present
That no slackers are on the pay roll
of the organization is a source of grat
ification to everybody down that way.
and the men who earn their bread by
the sweat of their brows are now'
grooming themselves for participation
in the next Liberty Loan drive.
Orphan Runaways Caught
Anniston, June 29-—(Special.)—Six
tired and footsore orphan boys were
taken into custody on Noble street
Saturday moaning by Officer Smith,
the officer’s inquiry' having developed
the fact that they w'ere runaways from
the state orphanage at Talladega.
They gave their names as Henry
Vaughan, Yancey Haley, Nathaniel
Kilgore, Denson Satterfield, Alonzo
Vickers and Wright Mead, and their
former homes as different parts of the
Gadsden People Entertain
Anniston, June 29.—(Special.)—A party
of Gadsden artists entertained several
hundred men at the Knights of Colum
bus building Friday evening. The con
cert was followed by the showing of a
splendid picture, "Cupid's Round Up."
A big open-air boxing bout is being
arranged for the evening of 'July -i at i
this building, and a large number of
mitt wielders are grooming themselves
to enter the lists now open.
S. B. Scott—Of Atlanta, father of Mrs.
John Hine of Birmingham, died yes
terday afternoon at IX o'clock. The
funeral will be held in Atlanta this 1
afternoon. Besides Mrs. Hine, Mr.
Scott is survived by his widow, one
son, Capt. Trammel Scott, who is in
Mrs, Susie Reason—Aged SS, died hers
Wednesday and the remains were
sent to Meridian Friday for inter
ment. She is survived by a husband,
W. C. Beason, and two daughteis,
Ella and Stella Beason.
Campbell Self—Aged 71, died yester
day at a local infirmary. Remains
will be shipped this morning b>
Johns to Carbon Hill for interment
Funeral Directors
Pkoue Main 1002
2011 Fourth Avenue
Shaw Undertaking Co.
Funeral Directors
2117 Fifth Ave.
Phone* Mein 9 end 6
Funeral Designs
Finest Cot Flowers
Tutwiler Flower Shop
Phone HI. 447 Store
Phone W, E. 733 Greenhouse
.'MEDIATION 10. Ottic# iu WUuiu* iUuclL CUcis.
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“Garabed” Engine, Which Its
Inventor jClaims Will Generate
Free Energy, Is Given Test
Board of Five Scientist*,. Together With Representative
of Interior Department, Witnessed Demonstration in
Boston, Results of Which Were Not Given Out
Boston, June 29.—"Garabed," the en
gine that its inventor, Garabed Gira
gossian, asserts is a free-energy gene
rator, was tested at a private lab
oratory in this city today by a board
of five scientists in the presence of
i Judge E. C. Finney of the department
j of the interior. The result of the
[ test was not announced but a report
j vvas sent by mail to Secretary Lane
j of the interior department.
Complete secrecy surroundec^ the en
j tire proceedings, even the names of
the scientists being withheld. It was
explained that any announcement
would have to come from Washing
ton. Mr. Giragossian, however, was
said to be completely satisfied with
the demonstration of his machine. The
test was C9mpleted in three hours.
The invention is described by Mr.
Giragossian as an engine that draws
upon a universial source of energy,
concentrates it and transforms it ini"
mechanical work. As the conversion
of energy into motive force is direct,
the cost of operation is said to be
dependent only upon the depreciation
of the machinery. There is no fu°l
problem with it and the amount of
horse power it cap develop is merely
a question of machine design, accord
ing to the inventor.
Washington, June 29.—Results of the
secret tests made at Boston today oi
“Garabed/’ the mysterious engine,
claimed by its inventor, T. K. Giragos
sian, to derive its energy from the air,
were not made public here.
The resolution passed by Congress
authorizing the tests provided that
should the machine prove valuable it
would be guaranteed governmental
(Continued from Page One)
its of the meat packers and those al
lied with them, and by the flour millers
stand foremost, despite the fixing of
prices by the government.
Manipulations of the market by the
five great meat packers — Armour,
Swift, Morris, Wilson and Cudaliy—-the
commission asserts “embrace every de
vice that is useful to them without re
gard to law.”
The report charges that the five con
cerns have monopolistic control of the ,
meat industry “and are reaching for
like domination in other products.”
During 1915, 1916 and 1917 the report
says these companies “pocketed” $140,
“The experience with steel, flour and
coal,” says the report, referring to
price fixing, “shows that a high stim
ulating fixed price, while stabilizing an
ascending market, produces an eco
nomic situation which is fraught with
hardship to the consuming public and
with ultimate peril to the high cost
companies through increasing power'
of their low cost competitors.”
Where the government has fixed
prices on the basis of fair return on
net investment; tne report hints at
padded depreciations,* increased salaries
of officials, new construction charged
off as repairs, fictitious values on raw i
materials and manipulated inventories. I
Illustrating high remunerations ’
charged off to expense accounts, the re- |
port cities the following payments1
shown to officials of the American 1
Metal company of New York, which I
deals chiefly in zinc:
B. Hoehschild, chairman of the board
C. M. Loeb, president, $364,326,
Otto Sussman. vice president. $221,596.
J. Loeb, vice president, $147,930.
Sol Ross, manager, St. Louis, $148,530
M. Schott, manager, Denver, $136,533.
In the steel industry, the report says
profits increased from 4.7 per cent in
1912 to more than 24 per cent in 1917.
One of the smaller mills showed a profit
of more than 300 per cent.
In the meat industry, the report says,
Morris & Co. realized more than 263 per
cent on $3,000,000 of capital stock out
standing and during 1915 Armour & Co.
raised their capital stock from $20,000,000
to $100,000,000 "without receiving a dol
lar in cash.”
Independent pakers, meanwhile, in
1914, 1915 and 1916 earned a higher rate
of profit than the large concerns.
In the leather industry the profits of
one concern jumped from $644,000 in 1914.
to $3,5(6,000 in 1917. The shoe business
meanwhile showed large profits and the
report says ‘ it appears that the retailer
has profited more in proportion than the
To show the manner in which it is
charged big concerns reappraised their
assets when government price fixing ap
peared imminent the commission includ
ed in its report a copy of a letter in I '
which it was proposed by Swift & Co
:o reappraise six tanning companies in
which it owns 50 per cent.
'*! approve if done quietly and prompt
y," was the memorandum Edward F.
swift placed upon the recomme.ndation.
In the flour industry, the report says,
he millers for 1917 will show a! profit
>f 52 cents a barrel, or nearly/ 83 per
?ent on their investment.-One mill shows
i profit of $2 a barrel. Despite the facl
:hat the food administration succeeded
n reducing profits they still were tw’ict
ls high in 1917 as in previous years.
The report covers many principal basic
ndustriers and makes much the same
harges as to each.
The Senate directed the commission tc
nake the investigation and report it sc
t could sonsider legislation to reach th«
practices disclosed.
Weather Forecast
Washington, J„ne 29.—For Alabama,
Georgia and Mississippi: Generally fair
Sunday and Monday; continued warm.
Tennessee: Fair; continued warm Bun
- day and Monday.
Local Data
For the 24 hours ending at 7 p. m„
June 29, 1918:
Highest temperature ...!**• 80
Lowest temperature .*• Til
Mean temperature . 80
Normal temperature . ‘3
Excess in temperature since Janu
Rainfa.ll .•/.
Total rainfall since January y..29.24
Excess in rainfall since January 1... 3.1J
Relative humidity '6 a. m. 9<5
A scientist in Sweden has advanced
the theory that bearded grains draw
electricity from the air to aid them in
their growth.
Tou apply a little Poslam on some
affected part at night. In the morn
ing, when you look, your own eyes
give evidence of this healing remedy’s
work. U it was a slight Lrouble—
an adolescent Pimple or inflamed spot
—the chances are that it has disap
peared. If a virulent eruptional
trouble. it~should be subdued, bo much
so that you will want Poslam to keep
right on. ... ,
Sold everywhere. lor free sample
write to Emergency Laboratories, 213
West 47th St , New York City.
Be careful of the soaps you use on
vour skin, l’osl.nm Soap la safe, bene
ficial. delightful, medicated with Pos
lam.—Adv. x
We Give Security Gold Profit-Sharing
“Collins’ Prices Keep Collins’ Crowded”
Krown $ig.45
Vici «
Battleship $K.95
Grey ®
Both these oxford styles will ap
peal to the woman who combines
thrift with her desire for style.
Full Louis heels; all sizes.
Hose to
match ,
Full Fashioned Thread Silk Hose $1.25 and $1.50
Joint Union Meeting at Fraternal Hall at 2:30 P. M. Today
issvt© by the
wax tames mun
vs rrra states
The Four Brotherhoods
Are Backing “Uncle Sam
It is our constant effort always to contribute in every way towards the winning
of this mighty war. You’ll find our members at their post of duty at all hours,
constantly on the alert to serve you in your efforts to serve the nation and rnalr
the world a fit place in which to live.
We Haul Our Soldiers in Safety
We Haul Our Food Supplies
WeVe Invested in Bonds
We’ve Helped the Red Cross
We’re Boosting War Savings Stamps
We Believe in Helping the Fighters Fight!
Space Contributed in a Spirit of Loyalty to the Cause of Freedom by
DIVISIONS 156, 386, 432 and 436
LODGES 426 and 604
DIVISIONS 186 and 334

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