POUB THE MONTGOMERY ADYTCTl riSER, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 8, 191 J Cbe Advertiser: Coaducuxl trou 15 to 13. Korty-tUiM yuri, under lh Edltor-alp of ! 7 WILLIAM WALlAi'K SCHBWS FRANK P. GLASS. Prianl It. 9. HL'WOX. brtar-.Trttr. W. T. tUKLllAN, Bettor. I 9. P. OLAaS, JR. Uuuiai Bailor. , T. R. V.11ITB. City Editor. J. P. GLASS. AdKilli.nl Hanarr. H. B fecOTT. ''iicuUmhi Mkuili'f Wmbrs of ABoeiiU-(l Proat Uli-I AlaiUo Newpaper Publi.h.r" Ajoci itton. I COMPLETfi KEPOHT Of I THE ASSOCIATED l'KESS. iAILV aud itNDAV luy C.uior ur MiiJ r Annum 7 so uti Mon-a. Six Month. Ou one w far Months... 1.1)5 I kialli ,'opl IS US t: oo Bungay Krtutori alone, Jjpr yar All Giiniimii.i.i.,.M h ,u.d be a d .i.-l'. 4 all money orders, .nti'kv eie- ", Payable to TUB ADVERTISER 1.0MPANT. M .nl g.nTiTV. Ala A. M. SPO.VG. JR. Korttsn luirtwntst.ve the Advertiner'a Teleubou-i No ".-'' " frivafe Brunch kictinst CooiMJ-'tm AU . partmentt JVLV, Itll 1 i:::: i:::: , 1T.IS .. . .17, 352 17. SOU 17,317 17.280 ...,17.J!J 17 18 13 20 17,1 17.230 17.S77 u.n; l 17, , 17.6e7 ; 17.7b . I:::::::::::: ..17,256 17.i3i .. 17. 1 17.013 17. Ola 17.07 21.440 17.090 17,067 ii... Ii:;: it... 17. 7 SI ai.782 . i i.ifi : . i7.MI I OtaJ 6.5,447 returns.... '."..."." i7.79t3 Kt Total . . . 537.S61 Jet Daily AvruKe. July. . 1.7 SiindRy AventKe. .Inly. IftlS fli.m E. 8ctt, Circulation Manag'-r of Th Montgomery Advartir. bins duly sworn, Th foregoing Utmnt of Th-s Adver-?orrB rculatlon for tha Mnnth of Joir. ii tru an1 correct nJ compiled eft-r 'turns from Dw-iund9, news agents M apulled copies hava ben aeflatted. B. H. SCOTT, Circulation Mitnaijer. Bworn to and subscribed be(cr men this twelfth day of August, 191J. fD MET BR. Notary Public, Montgomry County Ala, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1113 SOMERSAULTING IX THE AIR. Toue hav doubtless seen a fly lay Sleeping; on the ceiling. You have een him crawl over the ceiling, down the wall, and move successfully anywhere except on fly paper or In a cobweb. You have seen the proud bull hat Bwooping and heard him roaring through the air In the evening at dusk. He could fly straight up, straight down, side-wise or otherwise, at remarkable speed and with perfect safety. The buzzard loathsome bird though he is floats majestically through the air; he files so well, so high, so gracefully that if he were clean, and hat$ the courage of the eagle, he might sily ascend to the dignity of King Vt the Air. Those of us who stay on the earth, or who get no higher in the air than the Beau voir Club rooms, have marveled at the grace and general flying genius of the buzzard, if We did not envy his pre-eminence as a bird of flight behold him, high in the air, bending his wings to the fore and frying straight downward to the aarthlj We as men and suffragettes, have often watched these creatures of nature, and wondered if man, with his Ood-griven genius, could ever hope to move for ten minutes with nothing between him and solid substance but air; we have wondered if he could ever hope to climb without a ladder. Now we wonder no longer. We are ure we can fly like vultures, or eagles, as our taste designates. "We may soon hope to be able to climb Without a ladder, or a rope. Aviation has advanced to that stage where the airman can turn a somersault in the air and fly with his back ano, head turned downward. Pegoud. the airman, did this in Paris the other day. After circling upward to a height Of 3,000 feet, the aeroplane i-eemed to hover motionless for a frw nurnMits. Then, without swerving, it dropped etraight as an arrow about l.Fino ;-! Still dropping, thf machine tilted v i, and. with the wheels uppr. mcst and the pilot's head hanKing down, glided over 1n a volplane lasting fully t--n seconds. Pwerving downward. it worked round on on wing, and came to earth in a series nf graceful (spiral? "What did you like when up side down"" The pilot was aslid "I felt as f sitting in a h lr-d i ess er's shop n nd having n Mia n pno," ho replied. "Mv peh ni tank was luqt above nie, and the liquid -was di ,vini: On my head The wind fmm th screw blew It over m like n hair dresser's spray. It was most lefrush-ing." This startles vfn en I i pht nd man What would pr i m it 1 v c man. who ne vi saw anythine In thf a!r Imt birds and rain, think If he i:ed now and should behoiq nrh f ) ' ? om; I a - maneuvers t n j the air r v a mcrd n ; t . " Tegoud will pf l-v l" k:ld with In th next thir-y -r ,A -, n he Intends to V. up . ...(.r,t.1 buthehasKffar.w ; . f ( . . , ,r He has shown us h - w f T - !, , In the n 1 r but l;m- 1 t , K - i and find out wh , "!; lrtd. T'croikI e p r, .' ( - . ly of the tde.i of pi: f"r t,, ),-, machine while in th nii ;m ,,,, himself with n pnra hut- Ti n means of course thH r i Will aoon make ti ! m . . - ;. w pclen Is df -tr-t rt-l -1 In hH' It (lian-;iir i" i A In h nm would t r. . - her nt ton brotjgh t ' pound . A In I'T ma - t - Pom- "f our !., tek c '' hinr p" if f.-r:, I ' Cfrnrn'-d i ' Not Wi!i.',l, t, t , tip' 'al Su i -i r) t k r '.i' t, fouth. . i ' 1 1 ' i ' 1 c t ns t I mre !'kf, on M.-hiy nibt i snjr ot her or a uon. THE MOM MEJiT TO MAJOR MCHEVi S. .-'Iflilt..!! I,. Th I".,-ke.,M- lilfl l-e W !. liirtt a '. '1 - ' 1 Mm, Mil ii, t U X ;.- Aii . : t ni'iMumr orm- r y Si-: e . n . e.J win. lt.:s t).e lit- li has i ."I!.- nHJfis i-f Alaliii II is i,.. I ..r 1 !. ; ii. in i: is f : a I hlin in 1 :s - n k; su- h an l.i.i:-.: i n il i , r en.el.t v sp.ip. i 1 a:., I t' lift ,sa , 1 hat P..;.l h;s i.l ii,' mo.' a llf hoM iij.il as Uie fzreat i.f A!a f -l;rirs, ?:it unlv of h!.c gener no h. li'Mi. hut ,,f the lit. i.f the Plate, or 1: l.-i, gi t-.-it f..r hi in, l".it Uiat Inniiir I." needed to MM-iiir- his fame Akihama history. Hut forty -eig ht ' f devoted and courageous fight- ! j :i& J'"" pi - in iple, forty-cipht years nf l-uil'iiiig and planning for the welfare us people, forty-olght oars of con st ru;tive leadjr rship, deserves a concrete appreciation from the people whom he served, but a public memorial Is not necessary that the place in Alabama history of Major Screws be made assured. Another great Aiahamian, whose life ran parallel to that of Major Screws, Hon. Hilary A. Herbert, writes that it is a work that chuuld be taken up by the press, whit h bis life so honored. The Prattville Progress, speaking of -Major Screws, said: "His life was an inspiration to ewry member of the Alabama Press Association." More than one newspaper emphasized the fact that he was "the greatest editor of Alabama." The editorial profession is the one profession of leadership which has not now a single, member honored by a public monument anywhere In the Jiiate. If the press of Alabama is to assist in honoring any editor, to whom should such an honor be fittingly paid? It has been suggested by Editor Hare, the original mover of the question, that a committee of Alabama editors, together with other friends of Major Screws, meet some time in the future In Montgomery tu discuss the movement and to agree upon a plan of action. This will be done at the proper time. A FRAME-TP. If the authorities of Coaticook. Quebec, are sincere in their pretentious efforts to punish '.ViUiara Travere Jerome for ' gambling, " why don't they arrest the newspaper men with whom he was gambling? Jerome and the correspondents were sitting in an automobile standing in a conspicuous public plac. playing "penny ante." and whiling away the time. They were not gambling, in the strict sence of the word just having a tew minutes sport, while waiting for ft court to act on the Thaw case. A laborer, who sympathized with Thaw, saw the men, swore out a warrant for Jerome and had him arrested on a charge of jl- a mbli ng. The new spa per men were not arrested "Jerome can t cmr here and piny his raid ganvs before our rhildrpu." snaps the little police court Judpe who says Jerome will be prosecuted to th extent of the law Jerome will 1 fined, doubtless, and Mnharassed. and after the country get." through lnumh-ing at the incident it will be disusfd with t h- f a ivi a 1 manner in which ti-has ben treated It is amusf: p. of rouise. t vt-f Thaw. wh"i ''nx Is Jerome. dis-!a -n-Ing that h- ). a n t h i ng to dt. w 1 1 the frarne up He sas bed c v. n glad to starid .tcrom'-s 111, If It v.-:. necessary. WHO I IMF, REI. AMKRIf f His o! n i it .us from a brif s-) ti. s . ,: ti ; r:,.,".! I,"rd I .a Ma I'n.iiik t i . .i 1 "t lie fnrenv'Bt p n , ii w .:!! u,i. nsfiUTl t o Anion- a he f u 1 u : .v nd v-. l.r. 1 J h tn, fr nroad. r:et b!s i:rp-. "ti - f T' r ! t fro "i wh.it he u w " i 1- 'id a f w rn ! i . or r , f-.I-r n I , II. I 1 P- i. ' ! MizaHon I found I n t h Pinsllor r ) t is Thene ronstltnte tin- pulse, the soul, the ricf.it n nil th m i c nf Am.-i-ii-a.. No others .In. .iml " "l' eel tn any judgment nf I h. Uni:,ian people based upon nl"i:na i.i.ii ,i.U elsewhere than ::i Hum- Ti I.- d Hi-zh Chanc, l!.,r . f 1 : - 1 "''5 w' tliMiK. is right in In pi.-p!..i "hat t: foremost place in it," w-tid atMited to Uie America oi toe f'l'iirt-. hut this y.ssiir a tr-; is kw n t" the children of men l.crau.v' the Steat. strong American who :s ituiKimi; b's "Hiiiiry great comes 1 r-uii the l.lllf. the alleys. 'he plains, t!.n Mjutil t'-wns, the small (dues-. SOME OMP KH Tl E Olli:H-THt. Mr. Comer l.s continuing his p.uson- Ing campaign t hmufch the i regran.s Saturda he yp.iko at lu.fhflu and in the course of his remarks nuked "How much arc ihf-y Hhe mlhoad', putting up now for Sam Kennedy and tiit'ir (andidate for ijuvernoi'." Mi. Coiner know s the railroads are no more "putting" up for M r. Henderson than they are for Mr. Comer. He knows he is dsung an old friend an injustice, but whenever it suits i: R Comer's purpose It Is no trouble for him to tlnow to the winds the glorious Bibl ieal I njund ion : "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." And Mi Comer's strikers are chiming in after him. speaking of Coim-i and Henderson The Klba Clipper f recent dat1 says; It is peculiar that both of these gent lemen have record as President of the Railroad Commission of Alabama. There must be a difference In the record they bnve made. There is a striking difference. I Hiring the two years Mr. Comer wa s President of the 1 tail road Commission he accomplished little or nothing, be did little or nothing but run for Governor. On the other handi the Railroad Commission under the Presidency of Mr. Henderson, first appointed President by Mr. Comer, and twice elected fully endorsed by Mr. Comer has dime more to give us railroad rate regulation than did Mr. Comer In his six years' of noisy effort. Mr. Comer's legislative-made rates and regulations were hammered into smithereens by the courts, and subsequent special sessions of his rubber-stamp Legislature. But President Henderson, bearing in mind Paul's Injunction, did things 'decently and in order" and accomplished so much as a rate reformer that Mr. Com. r Himself, no longer than a month ago, said he wished Mr. Henderson would consent to remain President of the Railroad Commission. S?f m;ch for the Comer effort now to poison the minds of the people with regard to the rail oan question, which is not an important issue in this campaign the Comer ex-t ravaganee both in speech and in spending the people's money, is the issue Now as to another phase of the question, insisted upon by some of the prohibitionists. We quote from an editorial in the current issue of The Greensboro Watchman: In the leal option election held se vera 1 yea rs ago in Mr. 1 lender- Son's w e n t ome county of PiU Cwhhh wet i did he vote for or ; against the ret urn of the saloon v How would he vote on the question if submitted today'.' Again, if Mr. Henderson Is elected Governor and the legislature passes a Stal-wide prohibition lull, would be sign such a measure, or would he veto It? If we knew the answers to these questions, we would be much "dearer" in regard to Mr. I fenders m's P"si t ion on tho liq uor traffic. The Advertiser Is not advised as to bow Mr Henderson voted in the Pike county local option election, of which The Watch ma n speaks, but we a re sure the matter doesn't mak the j li::h'est difference. Mr. Henderson is rod a State-wide prohibitionist. Neither ., , v he bellee In the open saloon In I -ici;!runltlss where the people want pr(,!, - bj Hon. He believes in st;bt 1 Ho i . . r lyws That ought to satisfv . .n The Watchman. Both questions ;. ,. f,dish. but they are sufTl denth ered b v Mr. Henderson himself urn. says in his campaign Hierafuw ... t lie liquor question re v d Is equally well known ,i. pa' lv manhood I bae i rUL-. . d the baneful Influence of the Mpk.v 1 raffle on affairs. b-'tn I ,;ii,Hl and individual, and mv u Moris in com bat ting tho evils i , i alwnn been consistent. 1 i . f hrlievrd heretofore and now ., i m, that the surest way to ;!.:, ,tle this evil is by b. M t ; . .,. with t h count v as t h but I am not patisfie.l wMh . ,.t..M't control of the whisk q. and I bel ivo that w he i e ..ople f;tor th egHlled sal" : . ijor that there should ! f. M,ird thrown around it , , ,. uvcild be bMtor control t.d l..M,n . and whiskey dealers ,i i ndei t a nd lha t in leira 1 1 t . . sale of liquor It had i ; , .,, rinlHiirf with law. and first infraction would : .,- t a It i ng away of I ,.. , -j , umI that the wbiskev tniHi i,,q i.r absolutely separated nud , , . d fi "ill politics, Statf. , , : , , -ol tnu nb ipal. , , rtj to Th Wntrhrcnn" -, '' The W'ntrhman pwdu'r a ..,,(. , f i .on Mr ' '"mer on t h- ., ..ttioji euall" AS "der)' ' ;, - 1 ; . , d r son' K ? p would be )n i o foi rfformfltlon leadinvr to n .,,-,,,( u n '. pt a ntf ng f Mr i 'on . i tl,;s question. nil , I H N MI OF M M E I , Sou t n e i n p!n nl a t bin da k ,. t u i i f ' ' a la ssb h I nn nu f o .)sis,rm a do th Whit" folks ill pr j. f lee ICIIC'S fo- the modern N ;Vo be bu7,aid lope." "ruttln1 e pir-on w i n c , soniet i niep da ned to the n -( ompaniment of ' CMrken In de Pied Tray, Bcrttrhin' Out de Iiough," and I Ml were originated, named an a I ted by the ncg i ot-M of tin- Soul h Now we have in ad a net d ma Sal u.les and on the stae such tliii!!.!:-as ! he "bunn bug," the 'tai:...' i m k . trot,'' and "kit. hen pmk Co-laCe: being the lat. st dis-m. si 1-' lie in psl, ho; ean ai t They ma ! da t: e1 to the no ompa til me u I of Tin ke -in - the-St raw ." or "In M Hum in Faddists and mhi iitan-;.- I w ho insist that the model n tlances. j displacing as t hey do the modest i vali., io nut mena e the ha nni ness and well being of tho race, but on th-contiiiij aio just the thing we need. tl I. that the "nt w " da in r-s a re nor i.e . but u ere on g l na t ed b primitive man This is doubt I. ss so, but t he ate mo-e ulg a i- and suggest l ve than ! ije dances, and the music used more d a i lug, than that which the darkies use t u entertaining t hemsel es on the plantation. The dances of the negroes ate innocent and modest. Moreover, i b a re just as well na med as the in w i ties, sanctioned though t bey b", l many cultured people. (.UK A TEST Of AM (iOVKHXOItV. The Clayton Record, in declaring its support for Ii. B. Comer, leads off with its long editorial thus: "We look back upon the trying days of our V- rent republic, the greatest country of the world today, we think of the great problem that confronted our fore fa t hers when they came to choose their first chief executive. It wag a The Monument Til 10 WILLIAM WALLACE SCREWS MOM' MEM'. Editor The Advertiser: 1 am deeply appreciative of the commendation given my editorial in The Tuskegee News touching the erection of a monument in memory of the late Major Screws. With you, I believe that no man ever does a greater work for his day and generation than is accomplished by a faithful, conscientious, intelligent and patriotic editor, such as was our deceased friend. I feel that the editors, and citizens generally of Alabama will honor themselves and will serve to make more prominent and lasting the lessons taught and lived by our beloved dead and if we go ahead at once and raise the money for a suitable monument. In order that no delay be had I take the privilege of suggesting Capt. Will T. Shechan, present editor of The Montgomery Advertiser, as a committee of one to take charge of the matter, with the power to associate with himself such others as be may deem wise and to proceed in his own way to get up the money and to purchase and place the memorial. As a starter 1 hereby subscribe $10 toward the fund, and request every man, woman and child, especially every one connected with newspaper work in Alabama, to make at least a small contribution towards this cause. Make your checks payable to Wm. T. Sheehan, Chairman, Montgomery, Ala. Yours truly, C. W. Hare. Editor The Tuskegee News EX -SECRET AR Y OK THE AYY HILARY A. HKRBERT. Minett, Ont.. Can. To ThP Advertiser: The suggestion of The Tuskegee News that Alabama should erect cm I Csp-to Hill a monument to the mem-or of Major Screws and that the Alabama Press should lead In the movement, is timely, and it comes, you say, fiom a paper that has often opposed th- views of the great editor, whose memory The News proposes to honor . This Is as it should be, and if Alabama editoi ? will take up this suggestion in the spirit In which it is made, each leading off with such a subscript ion as he can eusih afford, a nd Inviting like subscriptions from the people for whom Wallace Screws spent all bis 'ears we will soon seo on the hill that crowns our beautiful '.mltrtl citv .i nument that will be an honor to the press and people of 1 1 j r St a t . As a tribute by those w ho fol lowed ai d those as well who often fought him. it will testify to future generations of the lofty ideals that a nl mat eel tin Alabam ia r s for whom the patriot editor wrought In the p i dlous da-, s u hen their civiliza tion was at stake, as well as after- ) wards when 1 1 n were set 1 1 1 ng for I themselves lb'- foundations of their fu- j t u r- poi it y. ii- iratt vine i rmg ress will sa s "bis i i f e was an I nspi rat Ion i.. every mem ssoelation . " of t he .Ma baina Press Nov. that he in dead, ! i memory a monu-I be ii n iuspl ra t ion 1 n i : to i nine to ihp mem -- i 1 1 ion as well as to ' he loved I e raised that will se-i -i n inn u ment, a real lei us erect to inert that sb.d 1 I. e yes i s that ., 1.,-v-s of that V1-tbe people wh-A sum should cure n first i i v, oi k of art. should be tob ean be raised lion, limiting s tn order that H from the pe.ipb dl'inn short of this I 'd. a nd such a sum ;i popular subscrip-i ' ibrrs to, pay, $10n, 'ii"' uuu nt may come ' A Herbert. I I PPIEll LIVES. nr. math: .ditor The Ad- P ;. ;ed town rd fund nument in inern-' . id, t lie late Wil- in whop print - Vn i ned "t he a 1 1 M . 1 t h." and under Mi e 1 j von i if m '' cm1 made most - ' illy. S.mthu Ick bitmton. lb C M Mill S(H EV4. the r of hui 1: Wall est a hi -o i a t i 1 1 '-dm I- . MOM MIA I I 1 mkes the u n nt be pi e,,., ! e Moiitgom i v of dm word ilam Wallace : If n last in,; 1 c efl n dost ro . editors of the j bee nd m i rers j '.o-ilrl take the i i in din lt ' 1 i'a pi t 'tl, a I e,,(. f,r, i hat ' look upon II o, s of h.,w , lo-net. r-m r ' rna v become " i u eat editor ! ' m f i f t v e a r j d the South r r him to do Slate, rer (in ( e ' a si a t ion it n 'I ' t dul v a s ( .oo To thi , H d Vote,) nt editors, a - tote with He did not r a llf time r u o vr n ment. with most fi "in bis pound on the t rue i i 1 e true prlncl-Honor Is due monument Huuld nt d - ' ' sn" ' pHm nil- ' pies of Ko. e, , , sue It ti ma ti i-ying time for them," (you bet!) and The Record noiicludes the long article with this ti ibute to Comer: "He Is ;i: e-cmiiie nt i y the man of the ilay." Why not. l hsl- -a -1. the "man of the hour" That would haw sounded th - a dib fat ,i nd t'a moi e t h rilling. The j;,.nii,j co m pa : s the. sel f - con f essed ;n Hle.M Go e; nor Alabama ever had," ti G'.oe Wahhmgton, "father of h,s count:;-,' and good judg of iff. These pj-oerrtSMves cry "batk'" too much to suit us We never did have mm h respect for that moll ycoddhsh w ord, a uy how. Secretary Hrjnn ought to put Senator Morris Sheppard of Texas on The Commoner's circulation staff. "Democracy's Rock of Ages. William Jennings Bryan," said Morris in one of bis preroratlons recently. In Montgomery the girls look like thus1 on the covers of the magazines. The peg-top skirt will invade the streets this fall, but we do not contemplate an exodus of men on account of the invasion. Too many windshields are bein-broken by the beads of persons and too many livers ro belurf made t tremble and freeze at the shocks incident to a miraculous escape from death by an automobile. to Major Screws lie erected. It will be a tribute to duty well performed. NEWSPAPER MEN'S HEARTY APPROVAL. Moundville News. The suggestion of The Tuskegee News to the effect that the editors of Alabama should contribute to a fund for a monument to the memory of Major Screws, for half a century editor of The Montgomery Advertiser, will meet with the hearty approval of the newspaper men all over the State, we believe. Now that the suggestion has been made, let's appoint Editor Shoehan of The Advertiser as head of the monument commission, with powers to collect donations, open the campaign and erect a monument which will be an honor to the profession. The Tuskegee News is to b congratulated for its suggestion. i- ;eeraljly APPROVED. Eufaula Citizen. AVe gladly second the motion of The Tuskegee News that a monument be erected to the late Major Screws by the newspapers of the State. There will perhaps not be found a dissenting voice among the papers of the State. Eet the matter be taken up at the next meeting of the Press Association and pushed to completion in a very brief time. 4- COPJ1ALLY ENDORSED. Pine Belt News. The suggestion of The Tuskegee News that a suitable monument to the memory of the late Major W. W. Screws be erected near the Capitol In Montgomery meets with our cordial endorsement. And it would be fitting that the newspaper fraternity take the Initiative, since be was loved and esteemed by the Alabama fourth estate as no man. possibly, has ever been . -t- A LARA M A S GREATEST EDITOR. Tuscumhia A labamian Hi spat ch. A monument to Major W. W. Screws has been suggested by The Tuskegee News, and we believe all the newspapers (tf the State will be glad to fall In line ami erect a monument to Alabama's greatest editor. We believe it will be a pleasure to every editor In tin State to do his nart. t'en thontrb circumstances in some cases may make the donation small, yet we believe it will bo a genuine pleasure to every one to do his part. We trust the matter may take shape for beginning the work of raising the funds at the next meeting of the Press Association, which is to be held In a short time. - -r FROM THE TKWESSEE VALLEY'. Judge E. B. Aim on of Tuscumhia. has written The Advertiser a letter heartily endorsing the proposed monument to Major Screws. "He was the man of all others, whom I admired in public life In Alabama. It was mv privilege to be bis personal friend for many years; know ing him as I did. I know that his memory cannot lie too highly honored. 1 heartily endorse the proposed monument, I have spoken to the editors of my home town about it and they also heartily approve." Judge Almon offers A substantial contribution to the fund. Til E KINDNESS OK KANSAS. Saturday Evening I 'o s t . A man from TI limd s moved Into h Knsns community. He was impressed with his own importance. and one night soon after his arrival be found an opportunity to make a speech at a social gather Inc. He be it a n as f ol owp "Keilow citizens of my adopted State j of Kansas: A tew years ago p wns a member of the Illinois legislature ' An old farmer rose right here and Interrupted. "(if course." he paid. "It In right and P J ope r for the n'W brot her to let us know about hts pnst life and what he bas done, but 1 want to nav. If he hnq lived a decent nnd honest life since bis 1c: in expired no hod v round here will tlij o w "P t lie past at htm'" INSPECTED AND PISSED. Satu'dtiv Evening Post A ''hi' nt" politician itave his cousin, fie-di from the ould pod. a ob ns snioke ii -pect,(r !! was not Insfru. ted as to his d nt lex. but. told to no out and tn pef At the end of bis fi rst month h made t V I b re port "This is to rrrflfv that T hue Inspected the smoke of this lt for the past ihirty da s T haw- to report that I bae found pn-t of srnokii nnd that the pmnk Is of good n i a 1 1 1 y " WELL MENT Kf, I U i dfl V Even hi g I'os t An English a n hd'-a on, nnat-ic to supply a minister fin a sermon a 1 rural bui. h. went himself j A Her the h.f vice a ( h u m Ii w.i i d . n thanked him In the name of the .,n tiegfitlon waving. "It's -mv 1 iml of 1 j on. sir. and w all feed 1 1 I ; f,,, , tf. ( oniP v ours' lf but u e f, v ,, , , ,pi I hm' done w it h a nun b w ..r p, , ;, than on if w e ( ould ba . e four.il on" He w-f. u rn fd.eT-. qui little - hnp "Pa." he suld I'm le .If.p is ciim to be ms - r ted I'r i dn v . Imi I he"' "Y'pp son Em l Jo has or,U threp I more dp s tfi waft The little bny Plhd ' Th an days," h said, "they Rb e them everything to est they ssk for, don t they i EJEWS Jk&nUT PERSONS COMMENT? JUDGE SOLLIE MAKES CAUSTIC REPLY TO GOVERNOR O'NEAL The Advertiser is in receipt of the following letter from Judge Mike Sol-lie, of Ozark, Judge of the Third Ju dicial Circuit : Ozark. Ala., Sept. 7. 1913. Editor The Advertiser: Your article In today's issue under the head, "J udges Are Reprimanded Eur Illegal Sentencing. Governor Suspects Agreement to Withhold Convicts From the State," in which I alone am named, seems to demand reply; and I ask that you gWe the following reply place in your columns: It is true that I have sentenced some priboners to bard labor for their counties for two years, covering the term of punishment fixed-by the juries or by mself, and for additional terms to pay the costs, the latter not being presently paid or secured. If In doing this, I have gone contrary to the law, it has been done through ignorance on my pa i t, and that ignorance Is due to the fact, if it be ignorance, that our statutes, as construed by our Supreme Court, vest In me the right to do so, according to every decision I have been able to find upon thorough search. So, if I am In error In what 1 have been dolus, it sems to me the Governor should have pointed out the error, calling my attention specifically to the provision of the statute or court decision condemning my acts, instead of going into public print with the matter in the manner adopted by him, if your today's issue rcpoits him correctly. No such Utter as that mentioned in the second paragraph of your article ever came to me from the Governor or any other person. From my humble place aa Judge of one of the Alabama Circuits, I beg to differ from the Governor in his conclusion that I have been illegally sentencing convicts. An Act of the Legislature of March 7, 1876, appearing as Section 4450 of the Code of 1876, provides, in so far as its provisions are pertinent: "And In all cases in which the period of imprisonment or bard labor is more than two years, the sentence must be to Imprisonment In the penitentiary; and in all cases of conviction for felonies, in which the imprisonment or hard labor Is for more than twelve months, and not more than two years, the judge may sentence the party to imprisonment In the rfhlte-ntiary, 0r confinement In tho county Jail, or to hard labor for the county, at his discretion." The Code provision for sentencing to nay the costs when the prisoner was sentenced to hard labor for the county, in cases where these were not presently paid or secured, was substantially the same in the Code of 1876 as they are in the Code of 1907. The provisions of the statute touching the matters in hand were In substance, if not verbally, the same in the Code of 1886 and in the Code of 1896. in so far as I have been able to discover upon careful search, the Legislature has not dealt with the subject since the Code of 1907. whose provisions, in all things pertinent, are the same as in the Code of 1876, with tho slight verbal variation in one sentence, which in the Code of 1876, In so far as is material. Is as follows; "And in all cases In which the period of imprisonment or hard labor Is more than two years, the sentence must be to imprisonment In the penitentiary"; whereas, that sentence as it appears In Section 7620 of the Code of 1907, reads an follows: "And In all cases in which the period of imprisonment in the rercitettary or hard labor far the county 1s more than two years, the judge must sentence the party to imprisonment in the penitentiary.' In the one sentence, the language is, "must be sentenced." and In the.other it is. "tha judge must sen ten ce. There certainly can be no contention that this IfinB'iage has not the same men ning. Said Section 4 4 50. Code of 1S7R, came up for construction tlrst In the case of Hohbs vs. The State. 75th Ala,, pg. 1. the distinguished Jurist. C. J. Brlckell, rendering the opinion of the court. Tn that case, Hpbbs was convicted of forgery and the court fixed the term of hi punishment at two years, and. n addition, sentenced him to bard labor for the county for two years, and to an addltlmil term sufficient to pay th costs. The court said. "Imposing hard labor for the county, the court prop' erly imposed additional hard labor for the county for a term sufficient to cover nil costs and officers' fees, etc." The stntut6 was next construrd in a case directly covering the point, in Evans vs. The State, 109th Ala., pg. 11. Justice Harold son rendering the opinion. Tn the Evans case the verdict was. "We, the jury, find the d'-rndant guilty of manslaughter tn the first degree, and tlx hia punishment at fifteen months In the penlTentlary." The court thereupon sentenced the defendant to hard labor for Cleburne f'ounty for fifteen months, the time fixed by the Jury, and for an additional term of t'-n months to yay the costs, they not lining presently paid or Been red, making the total sentence twenty-live months, one month more than two yenrs. The court held that i be sentence was proper. A number of other decisions In principle Ii4tld to the same effct: but I v Ml not ieitHhen this communication to take tin m up seriatim. Tf there Is a solitary decision to the contrary, anxious and diligent Inquiry nnd search by mo falb d to discover It. If the Governor knows of some contrary law. he would . i i linly oblige me nnd the public at lari.e. enpeHallv the nisi prius bench. If in ould pol nt It out. To lie frank, the Governor's attitude ns reported by vou. appears more tu me like an exhibition by Mm of crns ignorance of the law in question, inflated vnnltv. and Ifiiilng pro-l ens 1 1 y for Intermeddling where he t pot ofTlr tHlH rone; rn d than It does like an hones; . rarr.it. fT or t by bl tn ns chb f Evecutlve In a fibndlv spirit to ..Id the bench in a due. decent nnd ordei'V administration of the Inw. r .r n o1. "lid time recentJv. if you hive ,OM-'tlv reported tho Governor, ,e has ruiile! himself of your col-nmn g i t 1 1 i f " u 1 to endeavor to "flyblow" mv ofTb ial name ( look down u poti the p i for ma m e by him with pin. h Ine to c e bl r conl em pt and d im-H up t t h :i I I do not deign to repl y to tbnt p'.ri of hi sa1ngp than to suggest that if there is a single Indite of a eniitt of i. ord In Alabama whose ofTbial iondu'1 will not bear fnvirable iiiriipHil'.iii . i t h that of nur Chief Ex-MiHw whether it be made with rf-e i em e t , . ofl'n i a 1 effco t to "further M i . t b '. le r I nl a H v e enn ft men 1 b for t h" l.'il'M o' be n flier r in question. or In p ' of e...,etal ndHtU to the pub- lit t mi! Tn hl- keepl of. In tn v tudg no nt that odi-e stand In need of fat innir pilv, to fitly tin worse, than th writer of tbls nitlfle feels Inclined to . i :i e :i t Ho hands of a n I nd ul gen t P i 1 f for an- orb' I;r1 short - coming In ii i i t-i of the matters In q u Ion. V e i V r e s p e r f f u 1 1 . M Sollie MOP! rilROr HERE E0R MEETING OF A. C, I. A, ThP UI,Hmn t'nnvlrt I m l r i. Pfn ti t Abbim ifttlnn w ill h"M mi Impnrtant mrctltiR In MnntaTomory Tu"'liiv nt 12 oVIm'k. th. mf-Mlnn to tnlio plnro In the rf of tha RxrhRnat hotfl Th' icvarnl inmmltte-g ol thin mhi Ijti in UPON EVENTS. will meet and make reports on tha work they have done since the laat meeting- which was held In Blrmlng-ham. Senator Robert Moulthrop of Hmhour, prime factor In this movement Is chairman of the executive committee of the mate org-anlzaUon and Its campaign manager came to .Montgomery last nii,'ht. after beveral month's active Investigation of the present convict system of Georgia. The Convict Improvement Association contemplates removing Alabama convicts Jrom coal mines and lumber camps and farms, and placing them on the public roads Col. Moulthrop has letters from the chairman of boards of county commissioners of Georgia, a majority of whom he states, unhesitatingly declare that Georgia could not be induced to return to the old system of working convicts. Col. Moulthrop has also been making a personal Investigation of conditions in Georgia In the pas' few weeks, and says he feels very much encouraged at the favorable i on-dltions which he encountered. He has been making a number of speeches In Alabama recently In the interest of the movement In which he Is so deeply In terested, and thinks the people r ready for a change of the present system. The organization now operating against the present convict iystenf will continue Its work of agitating the question so that, they hope, favorable action will be taken by the next legislature. ,' MONTGOMERIAN FRIEND OF AMBASSADOR WILLARD 11 r. T. If. Mabson of Montgomery takes a personal Interest In the case of Joe Wlllard, wealthy hotel n an of Washington and Virginia, Who vas appointed minister to Spain, but whose office was hanged, or increased In Importance. Uncle Sam decided to send an ambassador to Spain, something he had not been doing In the past, feeing content with the services of a powerless minlBter. Mr. Willard seme months ago was made minister to that country, was duly affirmed by the Senate, but soon after the office was changed. He has been appointed Ambassador and will probably be confirmed by the Senate without a ripple. Several years ago Mr. Mabson, who lived in Washington at the time le-came intimate with Mr. Wlllard. They were In the Spanish-American War, though in different regiments. Willard was a great friend of President McKinley, who commissioned Mm as Colonel of the regiment. Mr. Wlllard was formerly Meuten-ant-Governor of Virginia and was defeated for Governor by Claude fcwan-son. who is now a Senator from Virginia. -f Mr. Jululs K. Farish a promt lent citizen of Beatrice. Monroe County la registered at the Gay-Teague hotel. R. Bades Cook of the L. and N. freight office is 111 at his home -IS Sayre St. Ir. J. N. Baker has returned frcm a trip to Baltimore and New York. THAT WICKED WEED. Saturday Evening Post. Larry Jerome and John Chamberlin. the famous bonivant of Washington, were great cronies. One day Jerome asked John to go with him up to Rhode Island, where there was a countv fair. Jerome had heard there were some fine cattle up there at-d wanted to buy a few head. They went to Newport and drove seven miles to the fair. It was very hot. The chief attraction of the liir that year was a man one hundred years old. who had been golnr to that fair for ninety years. Everybody was anxious to see him. The heat affected Chamberlin. and he sat down on a bench, took off his coat, lighted a big cigar and rested while Jerome went off to see his cattle As Jerome left he was accosted by an old farmer and his wife, who asked him If he knew where they could find the hundred-vear-old citizen. "Certainly," replied Jerome. "There he is right over there on that bench!' And he pointed to John Chamberlin. The farmer and his wife went over and looked at John, for a minute or two. Finally the farmer asked: "Be you a hundred years old?" Chamberlin took out his cigar, blew a puff of smoke and replied gravely: "I am." The farmer's wife adjusted her glasses, walked up close to the man who had made terrapin famous and looked him over from head to foot. "Well." she said, "I kin tell ynu. mister, that you look It. How long have you smoked tobacco?" she asked. "Ninety years," Chamberlin replied. "Well, mister." she exploded. "I kin tell ynu one thing: You'd "a" lived a good deal longer If you hadn't smoked the nasty stuff!" A WESTMIXSTKR PIKER, Saturday Evening Post. Timothy I. Rulllvan. the New York politician, went to England and visited Westminster Abbey. He was telling some friends about It. "Why," he said. "I found a ?rnv up there of a man who had been dead only 1B0 years. He must feel like a piker among those other old hoys!" mi st RF.KiinE i on to m.r.r.p." hist before T go to sleep. I. Ike a flame across the sward Silently the fancies creep. Golden fancies, gem bestarr'd .liiHt before I go to sleep. .IiiHt before 1 cn to sleep. All the brightest flowers bloom. An, the heart Itself must weep . Su'h the music fills the room Just before I go to sleep hist before T go tn sleep f'onies n fear- thee,, sbinlnrx thlnfri Intn nothingness m;iv lean. Kre a dream enn spread Its wings Just before I cn to sleep - Antoinette f)e ("oiirscv Patterson Squire Jabez Melton When q feller frit 'tr'ir,k ftn' loses o it be f. eis 1.T k th pie oesh t' take heed 0' th' matter and print editorials enve-in' th plot. Inviled In bis esse" anid the S'j ilte "An' some n' in don't even wslt till Ihey Kit drunk."
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