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OVER CROSSINGS East Lake Line to be Improved at Twenty-seventh Street WORK ON BOYLES LINE Second Trailer Will Be Turned Out of Shops in a Week—To Build Eight Motor Oara of Home Material. In preparation for the heavy travel to East Lake this summer, the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company is double tracking its line across tne rail road crossings between Twenty-seventh street and Twenty-ninth street. All but about 200 feet of this crossing, j which is more than two blocks long, will be double tracked. When this work is completed the entire line to East Lake wim this exception, will be double track ed. It is estimated that by double track ing this crossing the service to East Lake will be made much more einclent. This work has already commenced and will be completed as rapidly as possi ble. Work has been resumed on the Boyles line, which leaves the Gate City line near Kingston station and runs to Boyles. It was announced sBome time . ago that this line would be built, and poles were erected for about one-third of the dis tance. The work was delayed owing to the damages claimed by abutting proper ty owners. This has been adjusted. A force of hands went to work this week and the work will oe completed as rapidly as possible. The track will be practically four miles long and it is believed that by the time it is completed there will have grown up quite a large travel in that direction. Already there is a good travel guaranteeu from juoyles. Nearly one-half of the double tracking | between Ninth street and West End on the Powderly line has been completed, and the remaining mile will be double tracked as rapidly as t‘he wor* can be done. This work commenced several months ago and a large force thas been grading and laying the rails. When this work is completed the company will have a double track from Birmingham to West End, insuring a better service on this line. Travel has been rapidly increasing on the West End line in the past few years and the demand has been strong for a double track. 'mo second of the trailers to be built in the shops of the Birmingham Rail way, Light and Power company will be completed this week and will be used on the East Lake line. The first was completed about a ’ week ago, and has been In service since. It has proven even more satisfactory than was expected. As soon «s this trailer is completed work will be commenced on an order of i eight motor cars similar to the 200-series cars which are run on the East Lake line. These will be the first motor cars ever built in Birmingham and they will be. manufactured entirely of products and materials of the Birmingham district. These cars will cost about $6000 each and the company estimates that about $500 or $600 will be saved on each car by building them in Birmingham. _____ i DIRECTOR ELECTED. Sibiey P. King Become* Director of Trader* National Bank. At a meeting of the board of directors of the Traders' National bank yesterday. Sibley P. King was elected a director. Mr. King is president of the King Lumber company, and the Sibley Coal company. He is a successful business man and will add strength to the directorate of the bank. This bank also secured the services of G. N. Cox with a view to inreasing th* business of the bank. Ml*. Cox Is well known In Insurance circle*, being of the firm of Cox Bros., general agents for the National Life Insurance company. Mr. Cox handled the business In this state, and there were only two states In the union that produced more business for this company last year, those states be ing Illinois and Texas. Mr. Cox 1b well equipped to Increase the business of the bank and no doubt his efforts will be crowned with success. POLICE COURT Yesterday was a light day In the police court. There were but twenty-four cases on the docket. Tarry Adams, a negro who was de tected In the act of breaking into the tool house of tlie Sloss-Sheffleld Steel and Iron company by Special Of flees Cooper Wednesday night, was arraigned beofre Judge Feagin on a charge of at tempt to commit burglary and flned S50 and sentenced to sixty days. D. Jackson, a negro, was flned J10 on a charge of assault and battery. Jerry Dorsay, charged with carrying concealed weapons, was discharged by Judge Feagin for wrant of prosecution. G. D. Moore, the complaining witness, was taxed with the costs. FUGITIVE ARRESTED. Negro Said to Be Wanted In Eutaw on Charge of Murder. Deputy Sheriffs Courson and Cole yes terday arrested a negro named Matthew Thomas alias "Kid” Thomas, alias Mack Jackson, and locked him in the county jail on a charge of being a fugitive from Justice. The arrest w’as made in North Birmingham. The officers made the arrest on a war rant from Greene county in which It is alleged that the negro shot and killed his step-father. Jim Hayes, at Eutaw, some months ago. The negro denied that he was the man wanted, but it is said he was Identified at the jail by people from Eutawr. A most wonderful remedy for bronchial affections. Free from opium. inbo«*ooiy. JUDGE FEAGIN ON Says Whisky is Cause of Ma jority of Crime and Poverty A PROHIBITION SYSTEM Says City Council Will Be Asked to Provide for Prabation Officer to Look After In ebriates. Out of twenty-two cases on the police count docket yesterday morning fourteen were charged with being drunk. "Drunkenness," said Judge Feagin yes terday, “is the worst vice. It causes more loss of position, life and character than any other crime known In the police court of Birmingham. “The city of Boston has had for nearly a quarter of a century a probation or suspension of sentence system for inebri ates and also an institution to which the Incorrigible are committed for medical treatment. “Judge William JefTerson FollarJ of St. Louis has of his own accord Instituted a suspension of sentence of the habitual drunkard and placed them in the care of a probation officer. This method is re ported to have brought happy results in that comparative few' fall to appreciate the justice tempered with mercy thus meted out to them. The Inebriate is In formed that if he, within a year, is brought before the court on a charge of drunkenness he wl(l be heavily pun ished for both offenses. 'The frank and candid Statement made by our last grand jury fn Its report of January 31 of the lamentable conditions caused by drunkenness and gaming and the demoralizing effect upon the citizen ship of our city Is timely and It is to be hoped that It will quicken public con science to demand better civic and social conditions. Efforts will be made to have the coun cil authorize the appointing of a proba tion officer for the police court to carry Into effect the methods that have wTought such wonderful changes in Boston. St. Louis and other cities in America. “As I stated a few days ago, France has had In operation for ten years or more the suspension of sentence for first offenders, reducing the number of second offenders from 47 per cent to 6 per cent. "I am Informed by private letter that the council of the city of Montgomery made provision for the appointing of a probation officer for Its criminal court. This Is the first body of law makers In the state of Alabama to take such a wise and humane step. “There are a number of bartenders in Birmingham that desire to put down the illegal traffic in whisky; there are also a number of bartenders and liquor men in the city who decline to sell whisky to men they know have intemperate habits and who may be intoxicated. The efforts of these men deserve public commenda tion. I believe the men who do the dam age are the men of questionable morals who sell whisky to men of Intemperate habits and who break the Sunday lawr. “I have been further Informed that there are little girls in their teens, that frequent houses of ill repute. If wre had a probation officer such girls could be looked after and such places broken up. “I do not believe in the method that punishes as much as I do the method of prevention. Reformation is good in a way, but prevention is better. “Were such practices kept down it would enhance the resources of the city. During the year 3905, $31,000 in fines w’ere collected by the city. J know positively that this money came out of the pockets of the most needy. To my mind It Is much better to have some other way of | punishment, do away with the system of fines for first offenders, and instead of taking the money they need out of their pockets, compelling them to become pub- j lie charities, let them keep it and put it j to some good advantage.” IS ACCIDENTALLY SHOT BY PISTOL MEMBER OF “MAN BEHIND THE GUN" COMPANY AT BIJOU RE- . CEIVE3 PAINFUL INJURY IN i HAND. John D. Rockefeller—but not the Rocke feller of Standard Oil fame—was shot and slightly Injured yesterday afternoon while emptying a 38-callbre revolver of blank cartridges. Rockefeller Is with the "Man Behind i the Gun” company, now playing at the j Bijou theatre, and Is not the richest man ! In the world except when he sleeps and i dreams pleasant dreams. The accident occurred yesterday after noon after the matinee. It Is the custom pdth all theatrical companies, when pis tols are used, to empty them after each performance. Thereby hangs the tale of Rockefeller’s injuries. Rockefeller is from New York and served In the United States navy during the war with Spain. After quitting the service he entered the theatrical profes sion and then became a marine on one of the Japanese war vessels In the show mnwdfflpearing at the Bijou. Pistols, can non, guns of all sorts, torpedoes, cut lasses, swords, all those things are used In the play, and while Rockefeller was emptying his pistol after the perform ance one of the cartridges exploded, the powder entering the palm of his left hand and causing painful but slight In juries. LOSSES WERE SMALL. Fire Department Does Some Very Ef fective Work During January. Twenty-nine alarms were reclved by the lire department during last month. The entire loss on contents and buildings did not exceed J1500. This record Is considered by the department to be unprecedented. Fifty-five alarms were received by the fire department during the month of Jan uary, 1905. entailing a loss on contents and buildings of $56,000. CLOUDS OF DUST ANNOY LARGE THEATRE CROWD Clouds of dust—not just ordinary clouds, but clouds so' thick that one could scarcely see across the street for them— annoyed large crowds of theatregoers last night. Many a handsome theatre gown and wrap was given a dust bath that was far from beneficial, and many hundred plrs of eyes suffered and smarted from the dust swept Into them by the wind. Complaints were heard on every side and people wondered where the street department's sprinklers were and why seme of the water paid for by the city was not distributed on Second and Third avenues between Seventeenth and Twen tieth streets. One man said that it would not have taken ten minutes to sprinkle these two, avenues between the streets, and that It would have saved the eyes and clothing of many people. The dust was probably the worst seen in several months. Last year during the theatre season the matter of sprinkling the streets and sweeping them was agi tated and the nuisance was abated. U\st | night It broke out again in full force. TODAY CLOSES FIRST SEMESTER IN SCHOOLS The first semester of the city public schools closes today and the second se mester begins on Monday next. Tests and examinations have been In progress during the week In all the schools and the regular semi-annual promotions will bf; made on Monday. A class of about eighty pupils who have completed the work of the elementary schools will be admitted upon certificates to the first year class of the high school, and chil dren who have become of school age since the opening of the first semester in September will be admitted into the first grade of each of the elementary schools. Beginners in the schools are required by law to be at least 7 years of age. While the regular promotions In the schools occur twice each year, in Sep tember and In February, many pupils receive promotion* In the Interim, a* they demonstrate their ability to do higher work. A large number of pupils whose progress 1ms been extraordinary during the past session will receive double pro motion today, and advance two grades instead of one. The classes promoted to the high school will report at the high school building at 1 o'clock today for enrollment and as signment of studies, In order to he pre pared for duty on Monday morning. It Is expected that a large number of new pupils will apply for entrance in alt. the schools on Monday. Superintendent Phil lips reports that the work of the half year has been prosperous and satisfac tory. The principals and teachers have done splendid work, he says, and It Is ex pected that a much smaller percentage than usual will fail of promotion on Mon day. ARE INSTALLING NEW SWITCHBOARDS i __ PEOPLES COMPANY IS RAPIDLY GETTING ITS SYSTEM BACK INTO WORKING ORDER—MAN AGER HARPER TALKS. The work of Installing the switchboards in the new offices of the People’s Home Telephone company is being rapidly com pleted. Manager W. B. Harper said yesterday: “The balance of the switchboards are being rapidly put in shape so that more telephones can be connected with little delay. The new switchboard will have room for 4800 telephones. It will have two sets of storage batteries, two sets of dynamos. When completed it will be twice as large as the old board. At the present time there are about 1000 tele phones connected and I expect that by the middle of February we will have the total number, 2436. ready for service. "We have two forces of men employed, one shift at night and one during the day, and W'e are leaving no stone un turned to perfect matters as soon as pos sible.” BOY FALLS THROUGH TRESTLE AND DIES Joshua L. Mitchell, jr., Receives Fatal Injuries at Bessie * Mines. Joshua Mitchell, Jr., 4 years old, died at St. Vincent's hospital at 10 o'clock last night from Injuries sustained from falling twenty feet through a trestle at Bessie mines, near Palos on the Frisco system. The remains were taken in charge by Shaw & Son. Little is known of the accident, but It is supposed the child In trying to cross the trestle alone missed Its foot ing and fell through. MONT GOMERIANS SEE BIMRINGHAM STREETS Committee Inspect Paving Here With a View to Using the Same In the Capital. A number of city officials of Mont- j gomery spent yesterday In Birmingham i Inspecting the bithullthic pavement. Much paving is contemplated in Montgomery in the near future and the committee was ; appointed for the purpose of making a i thorough investigation and reporting to ! the Montgomery city council on the blthu- j lithlc pavement. The following men comprised the party: Gaston Hunter, president of the council; Gardner Foster, chairman of the street committee; A. Roemer, member of the street committee; A. I. Gilchrist, city'en gineer. and two city aldermen. While in the city the party was en tertained by representatives of the bithu lithic company and were shown the va rious paved streets in an automobile. Fol lowing that they t<*ok luncheon at the HAtel Hillman, returning to Montgomery at 4 o’clock. Mayor Ward, City Engineer Kendrick and other local officials were at luncheon with the Montgomery party. ANSWERS MANY ALARMS. Fire Department Was Kept Busy Yes terday—Small Losses. The fire department started February by responding to six alarms of fire. None of the fires were serious and the total less did not amount to $T5. Following is a list of yesterday’s fires: 9:20 a. m.—Avenue F and Sixteenth street. 10:40 a. m.—Avenue F and Twenty-fifth street. 2:10 p. m.—Birmingham laundry, Seeond I alley and Twenty-second street. 2:40 p. m—Birmingham laundry. Second alley and Twenty-second street. 3:50 p. m.—Seventh avenue and Seven teenth street; false alarm. 10 p. m.—Avenue I and Fifteenth street. To Arrest Violators. * In pursuance to an order issued by Chief of Police Wier, Policeman Burke was assigned yesterday to street caj* duty, with orders to arrest anyone violating the ordinance against spitting on the floors of street car*. He will be in citi zen's clothes. THOMPSON HOTEL BEING REMODELED WILL BE OPENED FEBRUARY 11 UNDER MANAGEMENT OF JO SEPH MILLER OF CLEVELAND. HAS FIFTY ROOMS FOR GUESTS. Ths old Thompson hotel, at Third ave nue and Twenty-second street, has been leased for a long term of years by Joseph Miller of Cleveland, O., and will be thor oughly renovated and refurnished In time to be Opened to the public February 11 under the name of the Hollenden hotel. Announcement was made to this effect late yesterday afternoon. The building was leased through the Messer-Moore In surance and Real Estate company, but the terms were not made public. Mr. Miller has been In Birmingham some time looking around for a location for a hotel, and found what he desired In the Thompson building. The building Is four stories In height and has about fifty rooms for guests. The hotel is already in the hands of Mr. Miller, who has put a large force of men to work cleaning up and making changes. [ Practically all the furnishings will be new, ' and It Is stated that under the manage ment of Mr. Miller the Hollenden hotel I will be much better. MONTH OP JANUARY WAS SOME WHAT DRY _ DEFICIENCY IN RAINFALL WHEN COMPARED WITH THE SAME MONTH FOR THE PAST THIR TEEN YEARS—NORTH WIND. W. F. Lehman, Uncle Sam's weather man In Birmingham, has completed the monthly statement showing the weather for the thirty-one days In January, and also comparing it with the thirty-one days in January for many years past. To begin with, January was slightly warmer than the average January since 1894. The mean temperature for last month was 47 degrees, while the mean temperature for January for thirteen years past was 4<S degrees. The highest temperature was 70 degrees on the 20th, and the lowest was 19 degrees on the 9th. In the matter of rainfall, January was deficient. It lacked 1.13 Inches of the aver age for the past thirteen years for the first month In the year. During last month 8.75 Inches of rain fell In Birming ham, while the average for the past thir teen years was 4.88 Inches. The greatest amount of rainfall In twenty-four hours was 1.75 Inches on January 2 and 3. Eight of the days were clear, seven were partly cloudy, and sixteen days were cloudy. There were fogs on the 18th and IDtli, and a thunderstorm on the 22nd. The prevailing wind was from the north. FOOD OR STIMULANT. Ask your doctor if when he orders a patient to drink lots of pure milk he advises the addition of a large quantity of whiskey. He’ll tell you “ no ” very emphati cally. Yet there are people who, when ordered to get Scott’s Emulsion, will accept some wine, cordial or extract of cod liver oil and think it is the same thing or better. If you want and need cod liver oil in its best, purest and most easily digested form, get Scott’s Emulsion. If you want whiskey, that’s another matter, but don’t look for the same results. 6COTT ft BOWNK. ffrt BC. New Yortc. NOTES Of INTEREST W, B. Reynolds Tells of Month Spent in Republic COUNTRY HAS A FUTURE Presidents of Five Railroads Were In Mexico at the Same Time—Moun tains of Iron Ore Are Seen. _ W. B. Reynolds of the firm of Robbins & Reynolds has just returned from a month's trip through Mexico and talks in terestingly of what he saw. “Mexico at present," says Mr. Rey nolds, “is a mixed proposition. That it , has a future was evidenced to me by the presence while I was there of five presi dents of great railroad corporations from the United States with their private cars and coterie of capitalists, besides hun dreds of citizens who were looking the situation over. Among the number was C. E. Mellen, president of the New York. New' Haven and Hartford railroad. "Mexico has no such resources as this country, but with the advent of Ameri cans it will experience a great change and I am firmly convinced that it is now on the eve of a great boom. Nothing will ever be accomplished by the native Mexicans. As a rule they are utterly unreliable, treacherous and worthless. The raili*oads in Mexico are all in first class condition, built and managed by Americans exclusively, In fact no place of trust is ever given to the Mexican where an American is available. “I visited Monterey, a city of 80,00) people—with no water works nor sewer age of any description. The street cars are drawn by mules worked tandem, two to a car. In endeavoring to get a kodak picture of one of them on the principal street, the driver obligingly stopped his car until I got through. The place Is infested w'lth dogs and beggars, yet on the outskirts of the town is a steel plant which has cost over $3,000,000. They have mountains of iron ore, superior in qual ity and quantity to Birmingham, but no coal. Their coke is obtained from the United States. Modern City. Mexico City 1s a modern place of half a million Inhabitants, but as usual In that country, the hotels are wretched and high priced. There are many points of Interest there, however, and the tourists soon fall In love with their surroundings. I was honored by Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Mastellar with a ride over the electric street car system In their private car. This system has over IKK) miles of track In and around the city and hauls freight as well as passengers. Mrs. Mastellar was formerly Miss Veda King of Monte vallo and Scottsboro, and Is considered one of the most beautiful women In the American colony. "Among the customs differing from this country, I noticed the stores and shops all close at 1 o'clock and open again at 3 o'clock. The entire force goes to lun cheon at that time and takes a siesta. A list of jach day's letters Is posted at the postofflce In the general delivery and if your name does not appear on the list It la useless to ask If you have any mall, as you will be at once referred to the bulletin board. Public hacks are of two kinds, blue and red, that Is, they carry small flags painted blue and red. The blue are allowed to charge >1 per hour and the red 75 cents. It makes no difference if the party be one or four, that price covers the entire charges and Is strictly enforced. When you arrive at the railroad station all the carriages are in one enclosure and leave through one gate, where a mounted policeman takes the number of the hack, the number of occupants and the destination. The street cars and railroads all run first, second and third class coaches with fares ranging accordingly. The railroads and street cars have no civil liability. If one gets hurt by them, no suit can be brought. This Is according to a clause In the con stitution of the republic, evidently made to encourage investments in enterprises of tills kind. While I was there, three "peons" were run over and killed by street cars immediately in front of my hotel and within a week's time. Great crowds gathered each time, but no one dared touch the bodies until the chief of police came and gave directions as to what was to be done. The motor man and conductor always run away, as they are likely to serve a term in jail If caught. Goes to Bull Fight. "Nearly every American goes to a bull fight. It comes on Sunday, but the aver age tourist forgets the day and goes. Very few Americans go the second time! I went once and shall never forget the horrible and brutal spectacle I saw en acted In the presence of 20.000 screaming and applauding Mexicans. Six horses and seven bulls wore slaughtered during tile performance. The Sunday before one man was killed. The horses are blind folded and have no chance. In the en counter 1 saw a bull rip a horse open and the rider was thrown. Me pushed hack the horses entrails and shoved In a hunch of hay to hold them in place, mounted again, and In a few minutes the bull made another lunge and gored the horse to the heart. The bulls are let In the ring one at a time, and the fight continues until he Is killed, which is done by the matador or bull fighter with a sword thrust through the heart, then another Is brought In. When a hull shows the 'white ! feather.' as they sometimes do, the crowd hisses him so that the Judges order him 1 taken from the ring. They are Imported | from Spain, and are usually very fierce. I The performance lasts from 3 to 5 o’clock. It Is hard to believe that any nation can prosper that will license so barbarous ;t custom, vet this hull ring is almost in the shadow of historic Chepultapec castle, the home of the president of the republic. "There are many opportunities offered for Investment In Mexico, among the most numerous are In gold and silver mines. This Is by far the most hazardous, and much money Is lost In these enterprises. A fortune will he made by the man who puts up a shoe factory. The duty on shoes Imported from the T'nited States or another country Is $1.75 per pair, a^jd the government Is anxious to encourage Industries of tills kind. A similar oppor tunity Is Offered one who will put up and maintain a modern American hotel In the City of Mexico. The 'City,' ns It Is called. Is situated In a plateau fkt00 feet above the level of the sea. consequently It Is always cool, hut not cold, except at rare Intervals While I was there tH* ther mometer went down to freezing and quite a number of persons died In the streets from exposure. The houses are not pro vided with heating apparatus, and the Americans all complain of cold Wood and coal are scarce and high, and this no doubt accounts for the absence of fires. Visited Vera Cruz. “Among the cities I visited was Vera Cruz. There I found everybody In linen Saving by System Make an allowance for each class of your expenses and then plan to save some of each allotment. This leads to keeping account, to careful buying and to many savings that are lost without such planning. And remember that this is the only strictly savings bank in Alabama, and is conse quently the best bank for a savings account •fftse hooro from a a. m. to 3 p. m. ovory day. wnun/Tm iih; wim 2003 FIRST AVENUE. Birmingham. The bank la opan t» • i lo p. a* Saturdays Officers—J. R Cobns, President; H H. Mayberry. \ ice President. Charles M. Spencer, Treasurer; C. <3. Davidson, Secretary and Auditor. Directors—J. B. Cobbs, B. F. Roden, C. O. Simpson, ,T. H. Robinson, E. D. Smith, H. H. Mayberry, Louis Oelders, C. B. Speneet, Moses J Donnelly, Harry Jones, J. Beecher Adams, T. H. Aldrich. Jr., F. B- Y did «• Bertram Jacobs, J. O. Whitfield, H. C. Abbott, W. L. Murdoch, A. W. Nelson. Charles A. Stillman, of Birmingham; C. O. Burns, of New York. suits and straw hats. At this season tho climate ts ideal, hut becomes almost un bearable in summer. It has a population of 40,000. I noticed the absence of car riages or hacks of any kind and inquired of a bright little American hoy about them. He replied that there was one au tomobile in town and that it was broken down, and one carriage which belonged to a Mexican doctor and only came out on Sunday. 1 found this to be literally true. The trip from Mexico City to Vera Cruz Is one of the grandest and most Spectacu lar on this continent. A descent from an elevation of 8000 feet to the sea level is made, and one gets a view of what is considered the most marvelous railway engineering In the world. In going fifty miles one passes from the cool, temperate region down in the tropics, where appear the coffee, banana and other tropical fruit plantations. We also pass the foot of Pico de Orizaba.’ the ‘Mountain of the Star/ whose pinnacle is always covered with snow and rises 18.225 feet above tho sea level, the highest peak on the North American continent. ■*No one should miss the trip to Cuernavaca, the most delightful spot in Mexico. U was t'he home of Cortez in the year 1530 and his original palace Is still to he seen. Cuernavaca is reach ed by rail, crossing a mountain lo.ooft feet high and descending on the other side to an elevation of about 4000 foot. It !X perpetual springtime, the thermome ter never goes below sixty nor over eighty at any time of the year, yet in plain view of the town you see the mountains covered with snow at all sea sons. Governors Appointed. "Mexico Is supposed to be a republic similar to our own, but the voting la done differently. For Instance, the gov ernors of each state, twenty-seven In number, are appointed by the President; they In turn appoint commissioners who ascertain the will of the people, as to say, the election of the president. It does not take much of a guess to know that the will of the people Is for Diaz to continue president as be bus been for twenty years and will be until lie dies, under that system. No paper would dare prlrt* this In Mexico, however, as the editor would be Immediately arrested for libel and thrown In prison. "Dands are cheap. 50 cents per acre up to $25, and this Is where I saw the great est opportunity for Investors on a small or large scale Those who get In now will reap a harvest as they are sure to greatly enhance In value. There are millions of acres that one sees on a trip through the country that appear to he valueless, still there Is a future even In these lands. The best lands are in the semi-tropical regions where there Is no malaria and where anything on earth grows with hut little labor. Two crops a year can he grown on this character of land. You still see the primitive and I might say the savage atyle of cultivat ing the lands, with oxen and a plow made of a small forked tree with no Iron whatever on It. "The Mexican peon Is the lowest type of the human race T hrfve ever seen. The negro of our country Is far more desirable both as a citizen and a labor er. 'Plio peon gets from 25 to ..i cents, Mexican money, per uny. equivalent In our money to 1214 to 37t4 cents and those who employ him say he Is not worth that. When he gets something ahead he quits until It is used up and he Is forced to work again. "I visited many other places In the republic, going as far west as Guada lajara on the Pacific coast side, which has a population of 100.000. and has a climate similar to Cuernavaca. Near this place Is the only active volcano on the North American continent. Mexico Is no place for the 'OIobe Trotter.' You are compelled from the habits and motions of the people 'to go slow.' If you at tempt to rush things you will And you are alone In the rush and soon slow down. The people there do not hurry or worry, hut take life easy. "The country Is historical. In reality It becomes tiresome In that respect from the fact it keeps one constantly trying to remember something we read about In history In our school days In taking an automobile ride over the City of Mex ico we passed by a statue Of Christopher Columbus. The guide stopped his ma chine and dwelt at some leng... on the achievements of this gentleman and final ly asked us If we had anything about him In our history. "There are many things of interest In this country which would take too much space to tell about hi the news paper. No one who can spare the time should miss an opportunity of seeing Mexico." THE WEATHER Washington. February 1.—ForpcagL for Alabama; Futr Friday; showers at night or Saturday In south portions; fair in north; light fresh north to northeaat w inds. Local Weather Data. Birmingham. February 1, 4 p m. Maximum temperature . JJ® j Minimum temperature . 33 I Mean temperature . ^ Normal temperature . 43 Excess of /temperature since Janu nary .. 39 Rainfall since 4 p. m. yesterday. • Rainfall since January 1.3-75 Deficiency of rainfall since January L.2.14 Weather Report. Temperature and precipitations as re ported at the weather bureau for select southern stations during 24 hours ending at 10 a. m.: / Temperature. Rain Min. Max. fall. Anniston . 26 62 .00 Atlanta ...32 60 .60 Augusta . 32 62 TO Boston . 34 56 .00 Charleston . 42 68 .00 Chicago . 14 34 .00 Cincinnati . 28 38 to Galveston . 52 60 TO Jacksonville . 44 68 .00 Knoxville . 28 48 .00 Los Angeles . 50 82 .00 Macon . 34 58 TO Memphis . 38 48 . 00 Meridian . 28 56 .00 Mobile . 36 62 ."0 Montgomery . 34 58 .00 Nashville . 28 44 .‘41 New Orleans ... 44 62 .00 New York . 32 46 .00 Norfolk . 38 54 .00 Pittsburg . 26 36 .(’O Portland, Ore. 44 54 .00 Savannah .. 38 66 *00 St. Louis . 36 40 .00 Vicksburg . 40 56 -00 Washington . 26 52 . 00 W. E. LEHMAN. Official in Charge. BRITT-NELSON FIGHT Moving Pictures of San Francisco Event to Be Shown Here. Secretary Miles of the Birmingham Ath letic club yesterday afternoon closed ar rangements whereby the pictures of the Brltt-Nelson fight In Ban Francisco wtU be shown at the club Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. Walter Forblsh, manager of the pic tures, was In conference with Secretary Miles about the matter all day. The pictures are owned by J. W. Coffroth, manager of the Colnia club where the fight was held, and are the only real original pictures taken of the fight. They have been shown to great crowds In the larger cities of the country. The entire contest, with preliminaries and after events. Is shown In the films, which are said to be about the bpst mov ing pictures of any celebrated event ever taken. The performance. If such It can he called, lasts just, len minutes less than two hours. The pictures will be shown Monday, Tuesday uml Wednesday nights, with matinees Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. MAN UNDER ARREST, Negro Suposed to Be Dock Smith Is Caught In East St. Louis. Chief Deputy Sheriff Stradford yester day telegraphed to East St. Louts a de scription of "Dock" Smith, alias Andy Mayfield, a negro, waned In t.,is county for killing another negro over a game at dice at Oxmoor about five years ago. The police of East St. Louis have un der arrest a man said to he "Dock" Thomas, and If the description forward ed yesterday fils the prisoner, an officer will be sent for him and he will he brought back snd placed on trial on a charge of murder. Wants Her Husband. Lena Brown has asked.the police to lo cate her husband, Frank Brown, who was employed hy the Hillman and who Is now missing. He Is said to have had a stroke of paralysis which left him very absent minded.