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James Rice was remodeling his residence at 2112 Seventh Street.
Farmer Leonard Barron had two fine mules stolen. A boy was seen with them crossing the Warrior River Bridge, riding one and leading the other. No trace was seen of them afterwards.
A prisoner escaped from the city prison by slipping by Mr. Whatley as he opened the door to bring supper to the prisoners and by some fast running. The prisoner was scantily clad and barefoot. The officer traced him in the soft earth until he came upon him hiding in some weeds.
Tuscaloosa representatives presented claims for the location of an armor plate plant to be located here. Judge Brandon was chairman of the committee that went to Washington. Miller. Three cities in Alabama were seeking the plant: Tuscaloosa Birmingham and Gadsden. It was hoped that Tuscaloosa’s location on the Warrior River would be a turning point in the location of the plant.
The Postal Telegraph Company announced that it would install a long distance line from Tuscaloosa to several points in North Alabama as well as to the Carolinas. The phone was to be for business purposes only and would be installed in the offices of business houses, whose business justified it.
Capt. McGee was back in Tuscaloosa to round up Warrior Guard soldiers that left without permission. One of them, Tom Hill, was charged with being a deserter. It was thought that Hill had had enough of being a soldier and had heard of maimed men being discharged and chose that way to get out of the Warrior Guard. After his five days of leave were over, Hill reported that he had shot his foot off. Hill would be charged with desertion.
Phillip Blondheim returned from a trip to New York where he bought a large stock of goods for his department store.
Dr. George H. Denny said the enrollment at the University of Alabama was the best in the history of the institution, but did not give numbers. After four days, 730 students had registered.
A black porter on the M railroad trains was arrested as a “blind tiger” when police found 21 half pints of booze in his baggage.
A Pike County Grand Jury was probing the death the previous week of Rev. Harrison,
a suspended Methodist minister. The widow and three little children, the father aged 80 years and “likewise a venerable mother,” already shocked by a recent bereavement, gathered in the little Harrison home. Harrison had been watching beside his wife in delicate health, trying to make a living for her and the children and at the same time prepare a defense against those who were trying to assassinate his character. Harrison was facing a trial by the Methodist Church when accused of impropriety with the church organist, Mrs. Will Trotter. Harrison was shot and killed instantly as he passed the Trotter house. Will Trotter and his brother in law Ed Athey were arrested. Harrison’s body was returned to Tuscaloosa County and interred in the Oregonia Cemetery. When rumors arose, Harrison, himself,
had asked for an investigating committee to be appointed.