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117 North Twentieth Strsst,
Phon# C17.
Birmingham, September 1.
Local observations during the 21 bou,»
ending 7 p. m.. Central time:
TIME TEM. Weather WINY) U Fant,
8 am ,82 Pt Cl’ndy 9E .—
Jim .00 Pt Cl’udy 8E .—
1 pm I .87_Pt Clo’dy SE
Highest temperature 91, lowest 87, aver
age 88.
Btatlon Agent, U. S. Weather Bureau.
Forecast for Alabama.
Washington, September 1.—Forecast for
Alabama; Showers Tuesday; cooler In
Interior; Wednesday fair; light eastern
winds becoming variable.
Pete Baker.
The German dialect comedian, Pete
Baker, will be the attraction at the Jef
ferson theatre next Thursday In his
"first love" and greatest success, "Chris
and Lena."
John Kernell, one of the very best Irish
comedians before the public today and
who several seasons past headed his own
companies, "The Hustler and “Irish Al
derman," assumes the role of Tim Fla
herty. Miss Bessie Miller, a bright and
charming comedienne, will play the op
posite character to Mr. Baker, Lena, Be
sides these, other players will assist In
making "Chris and Lena more attractive
than ever.
The Devil’s Auction.
"The Devll> Auction" will be the at
traction at the Jefferson theatre next
Friday matinee and night.
When Charles H. Yale originally pro
duced his famous spectacle, "The Devil's
Auction," It was called "Tho Devil's
Auction, or The Golden Branch.” After
a few years Manager Yale christened It
"The New Devil's Auction.” A few more
end It was known as "The Newer Devil's
Auction. Then "Forever Devil's Auc
tion.” Then pgaln “The Forever and
Ever Deed's Auction," and finally, upon
reaching tho twentieth edition, it became
"The Everlasting Devil's Auction," and
as it remains “everlasting” upon this. Its
twenty-first edition, It seems as if Mana
ger Yale has reached the limits of its
Third Engine to Be Delivered to the
B. R., L. & P. Co. This Week.
Within the next few days the Birming
ham Machine and Foundry company will
deliver to the Birmingham Railway,
I.ight and Power company one of the
four big engines which it contracted to
build for about $60,000. *
Two of the engines have already been
delivered and they are being put together
in the plant of the company on Powbll
avenue and Nineteenth street. Each of
the engines Is capable of generating about
2500 horse power. The stroke is' 36 by 60
inches on each of the engines.
The fourth of the engines will be de
livered In about two weeks. Two of them
are to be coupled together and will gene
rate an alternating current for lighting
purposes, while the other two will be
used to generate current for the street
Mrs. Kirkley, Who Was Burned Sun
day, Is Recovering.
Mrs. A. J. Kirkley, who was badly
burned Sunday afternoon while lighting
a gas stove at her residence, 1830 Seventh
avenue, was reported last night as rest
ing as well as could be expected. She
is at St. Vincent's hospital, where she
was carried shortly after the accident.
The burned woman is not Buffering as
much from pain es She did yesterday
and the physicians at the hospital state
there Is very 111 tie danger of the wounds
proving fatal.
If you eat without appetite yon need
Prickly Ash Bitters. It promptly removes
impurities that clog and Impede the ac
tion of the dlgestlco organs, creates good
appetite and digestion, strength of body
end activity of brain.
Alabama Brewing Co.
“Bohemian Beer. *
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Criminal Court Convened
Yesterday''•''•MO Men in
Jail Waiting to Be Tried
IN the county Jail there are now more
than HO men awaiting trial. Twelve
are held to answer the charge of
murder. Added to these are a number of
persons out on bond, all of whom will
be tried.
The work of clearing away these pris
oners was begun 5-esterday when the
criminal court convened for the fall ses
sion at 2 o’clock, at which time the
grand Jury was organised and a charge
made to Its members by Judge Dan A.
Greene. Judge Greene In an able way
dealt with all the phases of cases likely
to come before the Jury.
The make-up of the Jury Is as follows:
R. H. Haygood, foreman, bent 9, real
estate dealer; John H. Cole, beat IB,
farmer; J. J. Sullivan, beat 33, Jeweler;
W. C. McTyere, beat 33, farmer; J. C.
Gilmer, beat 10, real pet ate dealer; A. J.
Smith, beat 40, blacksmith; F. A, Hewitt,
beat 17, farmer; C. C. Truss, beat 15,
farmer; James Pool, beat IS, machine
dealer; R. J. Powell, beat 14, former
mayor; T. H. Johnson, beat 37, lumber
dealer; John E. Ellis, beat 46, clerk; W.
Y. Jones, beat 31, farmer; P. M. Bank
ston, beat 23, farmer.
In his charge Judge Greene asked that
special attention be given to the Investi
gation of homicides and the carrying of
concealed weapons. In speaking of the
latter offense as being the cause or mur
ders he said:
"This crime is too often the direct cause
of the senseless, vicious habit of carry
ing pistols, for which ordinarily there can
be no excuse nor reason. The armed cltl
sen Is a menace to the community and
he should be made to go unarmed."
Beginning today Postmaster James W.
Hughes will have five deliveries of mall
made dally In the business sections of the
city. In addition to these five deliveries
there will bo three extra deliveries to
the hotels, making eight deliveries for
them daily. The business of the post
office has Increased to such an extent as
to make this desirable and as fast as
conditions warrant Postmaster Hughes
Is Improving the efficiency of the service
and bringing It up to date.
Recently considerable residence sections
of the city has been taken In the free
delivery territory, although the postofftce
Is at present working under great dis
advantage In regard to clerical force, es
pecially lu the mailing department, which
has three clerks 111 with fever. One of
the distributing clerks Is also 111 which
makes the work much harder on the re
maining clerks, the clerical force being
small at best.
At the time Dr. Hughes became post
master there were but three dally deliv
eries In the business sections and one
In the residence portions of the city. No
special delivery boy was then kept as the
business did not warrant the expense.
Now there are four special delivery boys
who deliver letters at all hours of the
day and night and cover the territory
from West End and Elyton to the Sloes
furnace and from Jonesvtlle on the north
to the limits of the South Highlands.
Altogether they cover about fourteen
square miles and deliver on an average
of 1500 letters a month, making 875 letters
for each boy. The boys are paid eight
cents for each letter delivered and last
month each earned on an average J30.
President Roosevelt Has Not Accepted
His Invitations.
President Roosevelt has not yet re
plied to the Invitations to visit Birming
ham on his southern trip telegraphed by
Mayor Drennen. President Roden of the
Commercial club and the members of the
Republican party committee. It Is ex
pected that he will answer the telegrams
today and hope Is felt he will aocept and
Mayor Drenen stated yesterday that he
was sure there had been some delay in
the delivery of tlje telegrams or else the
consideration of the Invitation had been
postponed on account of such work as
would be necessary to ascertain If the
time could be arranged for the trip here.
In making up such special trips as the
President's tour much consideration Is
given to any change in the first an
nounced plans and this Is given as the
most probable delay in the answer to
the telegrams. .
Committee of New Battery Goes to
Consult the Governor.
A committee of ten from the Birming
ham battery will go to Montgomery this
morning to consult with Governor Jelks
and Adjutant General Brannon relative
to the time when the battery can be
mustered Into the national guard as Bat
tery D.
The committee will meet the governor
by appointment, the arrangements hav
ing been made last week with the ad
jutant general. It Is composed of Capt.
Ed Smith, Lieut. Frank White, F. W.
Lapsley, Will Hayes, O. C. Sprelght, R.
S. W. Browne, C. E. Pegue, Charles
Stillwell and H. A. Thompson.
It Is expected the governor and ad
jutant general will set a date about
two or three weeks from now. It will
take at least that time for the members
to arrange the details of their reception.
An Aesthetic Soul.
From the Detroit Free Press.
"Well, did she buy the book?"
"No,” replied the clerk, "she said she
didn't like the cover design.”
The family medicine in thousands of
homes Is Hood's Sarsaparilla. Take only
Just a few more days left
in which to get in the race
for this |
$30 Cabinet Mantel
Which will be given away
on September 15, 1902 at
3i30 p. m.
Each dollar cash purchase
secures a ticket.
"Handsomest Hardware Store in the South,” |
At the meeting of the architect* of
Birmingham yesterday afternoon In the
office of Mayor Drennon, the following
resolution offered by Major Charles
Wheelock; was adopted:
Resolved, That the mayor appoint a
committee consisting of four architects
and the city engineer, to revise the build
ing and plumbing laws of this city, and
that when such revision has been made,
the committee shall report to a full meet
ing of the architects of this city to be
called hereafter by the mayor.”
Mayor Drennen appointed on this com
mittee: Charles Wheelock, chairman, J.
R. Ryan, Hugh Martin, W. C. Weston,
Julian Kenrlck, city engineer.
Major Wheelock will call his commit
tee together at once, and will probably
be In a position to make a report the
latter part of the week. Just what
changes will be made In the present
building and plumbing laws Major
Wheelock says he cannot tell. He states
that he and his committee will go over
all laws relative to building and plumb
ing and make such changes as the rapid
building growth of the city warrants.
Those present at the meeting yesterday
were; Mayor W. M. Drennen, Charles
Wheelock, J. W. McLain, Hugh Martin,
W. C. Weston. W. C. Chaffee, J. M.
Creighton, Dan. A. Reamer, J. B. Carr,
J. R. Ryan, T. U. Walter, City Attorney
Ed Smith, City Engineer Julian Ken
The Weston-Carrlngton Stock company
In “The Snowball" played to standing
room only last night at East Lake.
The play Is a comedy—clean and spark
ling. Kendal Weston and Mona Carring
ton were at their best, while Miss War
ren, Miss Taylor, Mr. Halifax, Mr. Allen
and Mr. Hanway were exceptionally well
Manager Pickens announces for next
Week the Boston Opera company In a
repertoire of new operas, such as “El
Capltan,” "Wizard of the Nile,” etc.
The organization Is of much repute and
will doubtless pack the house at each
performance. Popular prices will prevail.
Board of Trade Will Discus* Water
The board of trade will meet Wednes
day afternoon at 4 o’clock In Its rooms In
the Tomlinson building. The most Im
portant subject to be considered is a ta
ble of figures showing the water rates In
other southern cities as compared with
those in Birmingham.
The table has been made out by Secre
tary McCollough from the figures sent
him by the executive departments of the
various cities. The table Is quite exten
sive and it will take some time to con
sider It at the meeting.
The water -works people have requested
the board of trade to hold up Its fight for
cheaper rates until Manager Lynn can
hold a conference with the members of
the committee, of which President J. D.
Collins is chairman.
Dr. Carlyle K. Yates has returned from
a month's vacation at Waukesha, Wls.
Prof. J. C. Welsner has returned after
a four months' visit to California.
Mr. O. P. Pock, formerly night clerk at
the Florence hotel, will succeed Mr. C.
T. Wilson as day clerk. Mr. R. E.
Wright, formerly of the Read house,
Chattanooga, will succeed Mr. Peck.
General Passenger Agent J. C. Halle
and General Freight Agent W. C. Estes,
both of the Central of Georgia line, were
in Birmingham yesterday la conference
with local officials.
Florence Hotel Arrivals; T. R. Foster,
Alabama; L. E. Key, Georgia; S. G.
Goodwin, Memphis; W. K. Atkinson. D.
E. Kelley, Louisiana; J. M. Davidson,
w. D. Parish, Alabama; J. F. Averegt,
J. F. Averegt. Jr., Shelby; S. L. Gurner,
Huntsville; T. O. Price, Unlontown; Wil
liam Owens, J. J. Kennedy, C. W. Free
man, Atlanta; Oscar Reeves, Jonesboro;
E. L. Seay, Nashville; Perry Yearger.
6locton; F. E. Rivers, Meridian; J. R.
Folsom, Lynchburg; Oscar Fulgham,
Selma; J. G. Kincaid, Atlanta; R. t>.
Smith, Alabama; T. 8. Bowen and wife,
Bessemer; W. P. Strughlln, Cincinnati;
R. G. Harkness, Epes; T. H. Connell,
Chicago; Joel Mable, Miss Clio Mable,
Miss Cliff Mable. Atlanta; G. H. Max
well, Carbon Hill; J. T. Jones, Atlanta;
S. M. Smith, North Carolina; J. D. Pat
terson. Atlanta; B. H. Sargent, Russell
ville; J. L. Altman, Pratt City; J. T. Con
way, Chattanooga; M. E. Pentecost, L.
Smith, Gadsden; Alexander Ray, Boston:
W. T. L. Cooper, Jasper; J. E. Lacy,
Atlanta; W. D. Vasser, C. C. Herner,
North Carolina; J. L. Latham and wife,
Alabama; D. E. Kelley, C. G. Harden,
B. F. Borden, Louisville; James Hill
house, Auger; C. H. Washington, Chi
Alabama Brewing Co.
‘'Bohemian Beer. ’
Meeting East Night of the
Water Work; Committee
A. M. Lynn of tha Water Works Com
pany Explains What Is Being
Done—Meeting Adjourned
for Two Weeks.
The committee appointed to look after
the matter of filtration of Birmingham's
water supply. Consisting of Mayor W. M.
Drennen, City Attorney Ed Smith, Al
derman J, J. Altman and City Engineer
Jujlan Kendrick, met last night In tho
office of Mayor Drennen to consider what
progress had been mode In the work of
Installing the filtration plants to he con
structed by the Birmingham Water com
pany at North Birmingham and Shades
mountain. A. M. Lynn and Superinten
dent George Re.yer of the water works
company, wero present at the meeting.
Mr. Lynn, when esked by the commu
te-) what progress had bean made by his
company towards giving its patrons fil
tered water, stated that considering the
magnitude of the work before them, he
thought that considerable progress had
been made towards the filtration of Bir
mingham's water supply.
No One System.
"It mtiBt be remembered," said Mr.
Lynn, "that there Is no one system of At
trition to be applied tt> all waters. The
local conditions and the analysis of the
Individual water must be considered. The
proposition of filtering the large volume
of water supplied to the Birmingham dis
trict is not a simple one. Water that Is
used for sprinkling purposes and water
that Is wasted—and tho latter Is no small
quantity—must be treated by sedimenta
tion, aeration and filtration with the
same care that water is treated for diet
etic purposes.
"There Is no filtration system In opera
tion today In the United States as large
In capacity as that already planned for
Birmingham. The method of filtration
lias already been determined upon—that
of mechanical filtration by gravity. The
details of construction for the North Bir
mingham system have already been de
cided upon and the details of construc
tion for the filtering system on Shades
mountain will be determined upon re
ceipt of the report of H. F. Juengst, an
expert engineer on mechanical filtration,
who spent last week In Birmingham. Ac
tive work will commence In the near fu
ture and will be pushed to an early com
pletion by experienced, engineers."
Proceeding Carefully.
Mr. Lynn stated lurther that his com
pany was proceeding carefully along cor
rect lines, and would use every effort to
Install a perfect filtering system. That
they did not Intend to make any mistake
In the beginning which would cans s them
embarrassment, expense ana delay In
remedying. He said that he could not
state positively Just when the work of
construction would begin or when It
would be completed, but that It would
be pushed as rapidly as possible. He
thought that In two weeks he could give,
a definite answer In regard to this mat
ter, and was perfectly willing that the
city engineer should examine the work
done and that contemplated, and fix the
Mr. Lynn further stated that the Bir
mingham Water Works company had the
Interest of Birmingham as much at heart
and probably more so than any Individ
ual citizen In the district, and that while
he felt they had complied lully with their
contract with the city to furnish pnre
and wholesome water, they had decided
to Increase their Investment here fully
15 per cent. In adding a perfect system of
Upon motion of J. J. Altman the meet
ing adjourned until Tuesday night, Sep
tember 10, at which time Mr. Lynn stat
ed that he would endeavor to give a du
fln'te answer as to when the work would
he completed and the system In opera
Mrs. Mattie F. Gardner.
Mrs. Mottle F. Gardner, aged 57 years,
died yesterday morning at Compton sta
tion, on the Ensley street car line. The
remains were sent to Cleveland, Tenn.,
last night. The deceased was a widow.
Mrs. E. H. Minto.
Mrs. E. M. Minto, aged 08 years, died
yesterday morning at East I.ake. The
remains were shipped to Decatur, Ala.,
last night and the Interment will occur
there today.
A Mayor and Seven Aldermen to Be
Chosen Today.
The election of municipal officers for
Brookslde takes place today. There are
two candidates for mayor and seven for
aldermen. Five aldermen are to be elected.
The race has caused Intense Interest
which at times has approached the white
heat. The candidates for mayor are A. H.
Williams and Wiley Burton. Both have
a large following and the race will be
close and hotly contested.
Licenses and Street Taxes Reported By
Tax Collector Gamblll.
Following Is the report of the collec
tions of license and street tax mude by
Collector A. A. Gamblll for August;
Real and personal tax, 1801.1 85.50
Merchants tax, 1802 . 5.00
Interest . 5.00
Fees . 2.00
8treet tax . 6.42
License .2,371.25
Total . $2,474.77
Alabama Brewing Co.
“Bohemian Beer* *
Labor Day Celebrated With a
Big Parade and Horse Racing
And Many Other Good Sports
YESTERDAY was Labor flay and
it was celebrated In Birmingham
In a fitting manner. The weath
er wan perfect and the parade of the la
bor unions was fully up to anything of
the kind seen here in the past.
There wri a general suspension of work
at tho mines, mills and shops and the
banks and nearly all the mercantile
houses were closed. The crowds on the
streets were greater than on any former
Labor day and it Is a noteworthy fact
that the best of order prevailed.
Street car lines brought thousands of
people from the suburbs early In the
morning and before 10 o'clock It looked
as if nearly all of Jefferson ^county was
accepting Birmingham's hospitality.
The local unions assembled at their re
spectice halls at 9 o’clock and at 10:30
the line for the parade was formed at
Capitol park. A few minutes later, ot
the command of Grand Marshal Harry
Markey, the column moved. The mount
ed police came first. The mayor and al
dermen In carriages followed and imme
diately behind them came President P.
H. Moore and other officers of Birming
ham Trades council in carriages.
The Bricklayers.
The labor locals were led by the brick-,
layers, headed by the Southern Cornet
hand of Pratt City. The craftsmen of
brick and mortar made a striking appear
ance. In the first place they turned out
with very full ranks and In the next
place their dress was picturesque as well
as appropriate—white shirts, white panta
loons and soft grey hats, each man carry
ing a white sunshade.
The other organizations followed in the
order of the published programme. Many
of them were attired In uniform dress
and notable were the plumbers, wearing
white pantaloons, white shirt, black
belt, block tie and black hat, and carrying
canes with the union colors—purple and
gold. Members of the plumbers’ union
were very proud of themselves for Local
No. 91 paraded with entire strength, not
a single man on the rolls being absent
from the line. A. Ivlausmeyer was in
command of the plumbers.
The carpenters and joiners wearing
blue overalls presented a solid appear
ance. They had about 700 In line.
The parade was admirably managed,
and the absence of hitches and long
waits w'as remarked. After marching
through the principal streets in the busi
ness section of the city the column was
disbanded at the city hall a few minutes
before noon.
The Attractions.
The Labor Day attractions outside of
the parade were two games of baseball
at Went End park and horse racing and
field sports at the fair grounds. The
gate receipts at the fair grounds were
for the benefit of the orphans’ asylum
at East Lake and as about 4000 people
bought tickets at 25 cents, the sum col
lected was about $1000.
The sports were under the direction of
a large committee headed by A. J. Reilly
and the management was congratulated
on the success of its undertaking. At
sundown when the crowd was dispersing
ore of the committee said: "We have had
a grand day. There has not been a cross
word uttered on the grounds. Everybody
has been In good humor."
The gates wore opened at 9:30 but it was
noon before tho crowd began to enter
In largo number*.
The home-racing In the afternoon was
fully up to James B. Smiley's promise.
It was extremely Interesting and at times
very exciting. The official programme of
the races follows:
First race, 2:40 trot, purse $100, beet
three In five—Horses: Dr. Bramlet, The
Kidd, Tom Boam; owners, Harrison,
George Boss, F, Johnson, respectively.
Second race, 2:30 pace, Jurse $100, best
three In five—Horses: Mattie Hail»y,
Pulmaston, Will Bramble, Major Hen
dricks; owners, Halley, T. M. Dyer, J.
W. Howard, R. S. Mosley, respectively.
Third race, running, five-eights of a
mile, $25 to the winner—Horses: Nora S.,
Denial, Piedmont; owners, J. Watson, W.
H. Jones, Donahoe, respectively.
James B. Smiley starter.
J. H. Putton, C. P, Orr, Judges.
The winners were: In the first race, The
ICldd; In the second race, Major Hen
dricks; In the third race. Denial. Great
was the cheering In the grand stand
as the home stretches were made.
Of the various Held sports, the quoit
pitching was perhaps the most scientific.
There were two games—eighteen yards
and ten yardB. The contestants for the
eighteen yards were John Gourlay of
Pratt City, Robert Fox of Pratt City, A.
Mclndoe of Wylam, James Nelson of
Pratt City and James Grant of Searles.
The contestants for ten yards were
John Stephens of Pratt City, John Gour
ley of Pratt City, Robert Fox of Pratt
City, Robert Smith of Dewlsburg, Hugh
Guthrie of Wylam, Henry Crawley of
Wylam and J. F. Mullln of Wylam.
In the eighteen yards contest Tourlay
won the first prize and James Nelson the
second. In the ten yards contest Crawley
took the first prize and Gourlay the
The quoits used ranged In weight from
8 to 10 pounds.
Fred Wehage, with a large corps of
cooks and waiters, served an old time
country barbecue. He roasted many oxen
and sheep, but the holiday crowd was
hungry as well as good natured, and be
fore 4 o'clock every bit of meat was
The Block of Ice.
One of the most amusing guessing con
tests ever conducted In this city was over
Wehage's block of Ice. The block
weighed 400 pounds at noon and the
guess was how much it would weigh at
sundown. It was pKced In the open,
where old Sol had full play. Every
guesser paid 10 cents and the guesses
were ai. the way from 25 pounds up to
200 pounds.
Precisely at sundown Mr. Webage
weighed the lee and It tipped the scale
at 150. The prize offered to the one who
would come nearest the correct weigh
was $10. But as five who took chances
were registered as 150-pound guessers, a
problem was presented. It was quickly
decided, however, that the $10 should be
divided equally, and accordingly each re
ceived $2. Policeman Baker, George Mc
Cormack, Captain Morson and Mrs.
Deacy were winners, but each donated
the amount awarded to the orphans. The
fifth man took what was coming.
The muBlc at the Fair Grounds was
furnished by two splendid bands, Mem
oirs of eighteen pieces and the Southern
Cornet band (Pratt City) of fifteen pieces.
The United Mine Workers and other
union organisations In outlying towns
spent the day quietly at neighborhood
_________ *
August was sadly deficient in rainfall,
but had heat to spare, so says the month
ly report of the weather man. The mean
temperature was two degrees higher than
the mean temperature of August for the
past ten years, while the rainfall was
1.38 Inches less than the average rainfall
for this month for the same length of
During August only 3.53 inches of rain
fell, and all of that fell in eleven days,
there being no very heavy rains during
tho month, the largest being on the 28
when 1.02 inches fell in twenty-four hours.
On the 21st the rainfall was .96 of an
The temperature was high during the
entire month, while the nights were very
cool and comfortable. Six days out of
the 31 the mercury went above the cen
tury mark and on the twelve other days
it was above 95. The mean maximum
temperature for the month was 94 de
There were ten cloudy days, seventeen
practically cloudy days and the rest were
clear. The month was remarkable for
the small number of perfectly clear days,
there being only four.
Members of Jefferson Volunteers Visit
Rifle Range.
About 25 members of tho Jefferson Vol
unteers spent yesterday on the rifle
range near Avondale, there being a bar
becue In the afternoon following a day
of practice on the range.
The men made good scores and the
shoot was greatly enjoyed. The team
which went to Savannah did not shoot
against a team from the remainder of
the company, as had been announced.
The Real Trouble.
From the Chicago News.
“It's useless to worry, remarked tho
long-haired passenger. ‘‘A man should be
satisfied with what he lms.”
“Oh, I’m satisfied with what I have,”
remarked the red-nosed man across the
aisle. “It's what I haven’t that causes
most of my dissatisfaction.”
The above signature is on the wrapper of
every bottle of the genuine OWENS PINK
MIXTURE—the baby’, friend from birth
until he has his teeth. All druggists.
Don’t Neglect
To attend our REMOVAL SALE. Will
Bell regardless of cost DIAMONDS,
Bohn, 2008 First avenue. After October I,
1921 Second avenue.
- #u-tu-wcd
Building Permits.—Building permits
to the amount of $76,869 were Issued
during the month just ended.
Improvement Bonds.—Mayor Dren
nen yesterday signed improvement
bonds to the amount of $17,500.
Petitions In Bankruptcy.—Petitions
In bankruptcy yesterday were filed by
A. Blair of Avondale and Will Smith
of Avondale.
Street Improvements.—The amount
of $55,000 is reported by City Treas
urer Engsfeld during the month of Au
gust on street improvements.
Public Library.—A meeting of the
committee on furnishing the library in
the city hall will meet today at 12
o’clock. President Lane will call a
meeting of the board of education
after this committee decides what is
needed in the library room.
E. G. Wood In Denver.—E. G. Wood,
one of the most popular mail carriers
in the postofflce department, is now
in Denver, Col., where he is represent
ing the Birmingham Letter Carriers'
association in the annual convention
which assembled yesterday.
Not the Deputy Sheriff.—In the pub
lished list of delegates and alternates
elected to the coming republican state
convention appears the name of W. I.
Love as one of the alternates. This
delegate is a postmaster of one of the
towns in the western part of the coun
ty, and is not Deputy Sheriff W. I.
8anltary Commission.—The Jeffer
son county sanitary commission will
hold its regular monthly meeting to
night in the office of City Engineer
Julian Kendrick in the city hall. Noth
ing of importance will come before the
commission and only routine business -
will be transacted.
Board of Aldermen.—The board of
mayor and aldermen will hold a regu
lar session tomorrow night. A report
of the water committee will be made
and a number of routine matters will '
he taken up. It is not thought any
thing definite will be done on the
water question at this time, but the
matter will probably be discussed and
re-referred. 1
Building Permits.—Building permits
Issued yesterday were to M. C. Clark ]
for the remodeling of a three-story
brick building on Second avenue, be
tween Eighteenth and Nineteenth
streets, with J. S. Drummond, con
tractor, and Charles and H. B. Whee
lock, architects, at a cost of $3000; :
and to S. Bethea, agent, for the roof- '
ing of a dwelling on Avenue C, be- 1
tween Twenty-second and Twenty
third streets, at a cost of $60.
MuBic for its melodies—
Frank Strickland
tbe blind pianist at Stone's* .
Alabama Brewing Co. i
"Bohemian Beer." ;
■PI'HIHM'W 1 mm't M'llll Hill III ■ IWHIHI ■PIUM
Florence^ Hotel I
R. H. JONES, Ruofribtob.
Under New
Management «ssswss>
The only hotol in ths sis/
cn the American plan.
1.6 large Sample Roatni
C entrally Located.
Give our porter you? ') v j.
cage. He meets all tr ti u
and will attend to you
Rates—$2 per day ani tn.
Hotel Albert
New management. House refitted.
Exceptionally fine cuisine.
Electric Elevators and Lights.
LOUIS RAVENEL «. CO.. Proprietors.
rere is more care, more
more thought and more
material goes into the f
than is put into any other. This
Is the reason it gives many
years’ more Bervlce, Bweeter
music and better satisfaction in
every way than any other make
you can buy. It will make muslo
for several generations, and be
cause of its fine construction,
repairs are seldom needed. It
has been the leader of all pianos
for 78 years in the south. We
are state representatives. N
Vice-President and Manager,
lain Office With Western Union Tele
graph Company.
:urnished for any Purpose* Notes
and Packages promptfy delivered.
’HONES 19- Either Company
ED. t. WILLIAMS, Manager
Excelsior Steam Laundry
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