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’Frisco has been opened. Not a single person who had a box rented in any of them has suffered so much as the scorching of a deed Our Safe Deposit Vault is as safe and secure from fire and quake as any in ’Frisco Rent a box and know that what you have is safe. $3-00 and up per annum. Birmingham Trust & Savings Co. i THE WEATHER Washington, May 22.—Forecast for Ala bama: Rain Wednesday and probably Thursday; fresh to brisk northeast winds. Local Weather Data. Birmingham, May 22, 196, 4 p. m. Maximum temperature. 80 Minimum temperature. 06 Mean, temperature. 73 Normal temperature. 72 Deficiency of temperature since Jan uary 1. 2.17 Rainfall since 4 p. m. yesterday.07 Rainfall since January 1.22.55 Deficiency of rainfall since Jan uary .. 4.42 Weather Report. Temperature and precipitation as re ported at the weather bureau for select stations during twenty-four hours ending at 10 n. m. Temperature. Rain Min. Max. fall. Ashvellie. 58 70 .00 Atlanta. 62 74 .T Augusta. .T Boston. 44 56 .00 Charleston. 70 78 .10 Chicago.*. 62 68 . 00 Cincinnati. 64 80 .00 Galveston. 74 80 .00 Jacksonville. 64 82 1.80 i Kansas City. 66 84 .T Key West. 72 78 3.16 Knoxville.. .... 62 86 .54 Los Angeles. 54 68 .T Memphis. 70 84 .tO Meridian. 66 88 .62 Mobile. 70 82 . 00 Montgomery. 66 86 .04 Nashville. 68 £6 .T New Orleans. 71 88 .00 New York. 54 64 .00 St. Louis. 62 80 .00 San Francisco. 48 64 .00 Savanna 11. 70 82 .00 Washington. 50 72 .00 W. K. LEHMAN. (Officer in Charge. OFFICERS FOR MINERS. Flynn. Fairley and Clemo to Be Re elected Without Opposition. William R. Fairley, national board mem ber; Edward Flynn, president of district No. 20; J. L. Clemo, secretary and treas urer. and B. L. Green, vice president, will be re-elected officers at the annual convention, which will be held in Bir mingham next month. For the eight places on the district board there arc many applicants. All of the present members, Messrs. Bar bour, WaJlwork. Gilbert, Savage. Fowler, Chambers (colored), Pringle (colored) and Clark, with the exception of Mr. Fowler, are candidates for re-election. The other nominees are L. B. Evans, J. R. Ken Tiamor, T. II. Hinney, J. E. Smith, A. I. Woods. J. M. Wallace. Steve Watstick, H. W. Webster (colored). L. K. Jones, (colored), A. B. Hull, E. Miller (colored), Tiklen Bozarth, W. S. Swinoy, Robert Atkinson. II. D. Heaton. G. B. Elliott, Andrew Reid. P. R. Murray (colored), William Galloway (colored), S. D. Cooper, W. IT. Davis. J. H. Holmes, H. C. Hen derson (colored), A. A. Wilson, A. B. Billups, W. H. Walr, Earley Joliey, Wess Allen (colored). Seymour Johnson (col ored). V. S. Miller. There are five candidate nominated for the three district auditor positions. These Include the present members, G. Jackson, Arthur Blakely and Ollis Bradford( col ored.) The other twq candidates are C. C. Wilson and I. R. Farris (colored). TOMORROW ASCENSION DAY. Especial Services Will Be Held In Sev eral Churches. Tomorrow will be observed by the liturgical churches aa Ascension day. In the Catholic church It Is known ns a holy day of obligation, when the faithful are required to hear mass the same as on Sunday. At St. Faul's church the first mass will tako place at the usual hour. t>:3n o'clock, and there will be a high mass at 9 o'clock. At the Church of Our I.ady of Sorrows there will be high mass at 9 o'clock. The services at the Episcopal church of g. Mary's-on-tlie-Hig'hlands will begin a-, 11 o'clock, and will consist of morning piayer. sermon and holy communion. At the Churoh of the Advent holy com munion will be celebrated at 10 o'clock. Frank Harmon Released. Frank Harmon, a white man. charged with killing D. W. West at North Bir mingham several months ago. has been released from the county jail on a *1000 bond. Uniontown High School. Invitations to the graduating exercises of the Uniontown High sohool on May *1 have been received in Birmingham. ► ’.4* i ’ ■-#'t.til ■ r- ■ ■ - n .. CONVICT OSSIE IIS SLOSS-SHEFFIELO: — Seeks to be Remanded to Mo bile Authorities HABEAS CORPUS GRANTED ■ The Case of Nineteen Other Convicts Working Under the Same Contract Will Rest Upon the Result of This One. I The attorneys in the case of Charles Ossie vs. the Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron company filed their pleadings before Judge Samuel L. Weaver in the first di vision of the criminal court yesterday. Judge Weaver had issued a writ of habeas corpus in behalf of Ossie, who is a convict from Mobile county, being worked in the mines of the Sloss company at Flat Top and who is seeking to be re manded to the Mooile authorities. Thera are about nineteen other convicts work ing under the same contract and their cases will rest on the result of this case. The attorneys of the Sloss company, Walker, Tillman, Bradley and Morrow, yesterday filed their answer to the peti tion for the writ of habeas corpus made by George J. Sullivan, county attorney lor Mobile county. It is set forth that the Sloss company, in obedience to the man date, herewith produced the body of said Charles Ossie. The attorneys for the company cited a contract entered into with W. H. Hol combe, as the agent of the board of reve nue and road coinmisisoners of Mobile county, whereby the company hired from thp county all convicts convicted between January 15. 1906, and January 15, 1907, all convicts sentenced for more than thirty days by a court of competant jurisdiction in Mobile county. The contract also pro vides that the convicts shall be used in the mines of the Sloss company in Jef ferson and Walker counties. It sets forth that Charles Ossie was dluly sentenced after the contract went into effect and according to the terms of the contract, and that he was delivered to the company by the authorized agent of Mobile county. The comnany avers that the imprisonment is lawful and that the man has been work ed according to the contract, and prays that the court remand the convict to the custody of the company. Attorneys In Case. George J. Sullivan, Charles L. Brom berg ami Sterling A. Wood, attorneys for Charles Ossie, filed an answer, setting forth that Charles Ossie admitted that he had been duly sentenced by a court of competent jurisdiction to hard labor for Mobile county, but denying that a contract exists between Mobile county and the Sloss company. He admits that the copy of the agreement entered into between William IT. Holcombo and the Sloss company is correct, and that the Board of Revenue and Road Commission ers of Mobile county authorized Hol combe to make the contract. He denied being delivered to the Sloss company by the authorized agent of Mobile county, but admits that he was delivered by gne acting for that agent. He denies ever being legally held under the contract, de nies the going into effect of the contract, denies that Ills imprisonment is legal and that the company is entitled to his cus tody and labor. Action of Probate Judge. The attorneys set forth for tlie plain tiff that the bond required from the Sloss company by the contract had never been filed, but Instead another bond had been filed in the probate judge’s office of Mobile county, but that it had never been approved. The plaintiff alleges that several of the prisoners from Mobile county were Inhumanly treated and that the judge of probate in Mobile county had declared the contract to be annulled and cancelled and that the Board of Revenue and Road Commissioners of Mobile county bad de clared the contract cancelled. He admits that the said board, by a resolution pass ed. accepted the bid of the Sloss com pany for the convicts. To this Is attached a copy of the order of the judge of probate of Mobile county, stating that he had never approved the bonds and that he had annulled the con tract. The witnesses in the case will be heard in the court this morning. Judge Weaver will sit in the second division instead of the first, and Acting Judge Bald win will sit In the first division, finish ing the docket commenced yesterday by Judge Weaver. FIRE UNDERWRITERS. State Association to Hold Annual Meeting In Birmingham. The State Association of Fire Under writers will hold their annual meeting in Birmingham June 7 and 8, and a com mittee is making arrangements for their entertainment. Henry Hlden is chair man of this committee, and he is ar ranging the various ways of entertaining the visitors. It is estimated that there will be about 100 members of the association at the meeting. Mr. Hlden will secure a hall in which the association can hold its meetings. Mulvaney Is Dead. New York, May 22.—Papers found today on the body of a man taken from the Bast river yesterday lead to the belief that the body is that of John Mulvaney. the painter of "Custer's Last Stand," a pic ture which has been exhibited in every large city In the United States. The body was positively identified tonight as that of the painter by his sister, Mrs. Alice Muldoon. Mulvaney. according to hlo sister, bad been missing from Ilia home In Brooklyn since May 1. Wage Scale Signed. New York. May 22.—Members of the Brotherhood of Painter* declared today that more than sixty firms in tills city have signed the new wage scale Increasing wages from 13.50 lo M.50 a day. for which the painters have gone on a strike. Ancient Order of Hibernians. The No. 3 Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet tonight in the Knights of Columbus hall at 8 o'clock. JULIUS W. DAVIDSON. INVITATION TO HANGING HAS MOURNING BORDER - James Hawkins, a deputy clerk In the criminal court, yesterday received an in vitation to a hanging In Butte, Montana, which is unique in many ways. The invitation is printed on letter paper with a black border, as if the sheriff were in mourning .for the convicted mur derer, who by the way was hanged on May IS, and in tlie upper left hand corner is a picture of either the sheriff or the condemned man, it is impossible from to Invitation to tell which. The invitation reads: “Sheriff’s Office, “Silver Bow county, Montana. "Butte, Montana, May 10, 190f>. “To Mr. - “You are hereby invited to attend the legal execution of MILKS FULLER for the murder of Henry Gallahan on the 24th day of October, 1904. “The execution will take place in the jail yard In the city of Butte, county of Silver Bow, Montana, on Friday, the 18th day of May. 1900, between the hours of 4 a. in. and 12 p. m. JOHN L. QUINN, Sheriff. “Silver Bow county, Montana.'' The invitation was sent by Champ Pickens, a well-known young man of Bir mingham, who happened to bo in Butte at the time. The invitation caused no lit tle interest in the court house yesterday. OUTING OF ELKS TAKES PLACE TODAY PICNIC AND BARBECUE WILL BE GIVEN AT GERMANIA PARK—AN INTERESTING PROGRAMME HAS BEEN ARRANGED. | The annual picnic and barbecue of Bir mingham lodge No. 79, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, will be given at Germania park today, beginning at 10 a. m. and concluding at H:30 p. m. The Elks have made quite a reputation in the past on efforts of this character, and those in charge this year say that the barbecue and picnic which will come off today will he more elaborate and enter taining than ever. A feature will be the May-polo dance, in charge of Past Ex alted Ruler P. Jli. Houppert. The “coun try store,” where mysterious packages are sold, will be in full operation. There will be barbecued meat in abundance and all kinds of refreshments. Dancing and games of various sorts will be given, and many valuable prizes have been offered. The following are the general committees in charge: Chairman of general committee, J. T. Glover; treasurer, C. S. Simmons; secre tary, Fred Conradl; reception committee. W. S. Shepherd, George B. Ward and Eli P. Smith; transportation and light committee. John W. O'Neill, J. R. Ritson and B. II. Cooper; general amusement committee. P. D. Houppert, John F. Ant. wine, F. J. Sweeney and Frank Harms; J. T. Glover, chairman of ticket and ad vertising committee; Champ Yeargin, chairman of Ixirbecue committee; P. N. Archer, chairman of country store com mittee; M. If- Satterfield, Warren Tice and W. S. Shepherd, committee on re freshments; Fred Conradi, committee on dancing. AMUSEMENTS At the Bijou. • On the Bridge at Midnight," tile melo drama offering at the Bijou for tills week, is typical of its Vfcass. There is much violence in the- play, strenuous scenes and climaxes that wake up gallery gods. One feature of the play which distin guishes it from other melodramas Is a realistic bridge scene, showing the pas sage of a tug. The usual performance will be given tonight. COD LIVER OIL. It almost makes you sick to think of it, but it isn’t nearly as bad as it used to be. The improved method of refining it makes it much easier to take, and when made into Scott’s Emulsion almost every one can take it. Most children like it and all children that are not robust are benefited by it. When the doctor says “Take cod liver oil,” he generally means Scott’s Emulsion; ask him if he doesn’t. They.know it is more easily digested and better than the plain oil. SCOTT ft BOWNE, «o? Pearl Street. New York. COMMITTEE WORK IS ABOUT ENDED ALL DELEGATES EXCEPT THREE TO THE GENERAL CONFERENCE HAD DEPARTED YESTERDAY. ENTERTAINMENT COST $4000. _ i f Every visiting delegate to tho general conference of the Methodist Episcopal church, south, had left the city yester day afternoon, with the exception of Dr. Wain wright, Dr. A. F. Watkins of Jack son, Miss., and Dr. Fitzgerald Parker of Nashville. Dr. Wainwright was delayed in leaving by the illness of Mrs. Wain wright, while Dr. Watkins, as secretary of t'he general conference, and Dr. Par ker, as assistant secretary, had to remain to finish up the minutes of the confer ence and get them into shape. The members of the local committee on entertainment were busy during the day winding up tho affairs of the various sub-committees, chief among which is the settling of bills made while the confer ence was in session. The financial end of affairs is found to be in excellent shape. The conference has cost the local commit tee about $4000, and this amount has been practically all paid in. A meeting of the central committee will be held next Tuesday afternoon, at which time everything will be wound up for mally. The members of the committee are, of course, delighted at the words of praise that were spoken by the dele gates to the conference before their de parture on the manner in which they were entertained while in Birmingham. After the rush of the first two or three days everything went like clock work. The committee regards every cent spent in the entertainment of the general confer ence as having gone to a worthy cause, and one which will redound to the glory of Birmingham in the future, for it lias been demonstrated t'hat Birmingham can entertain the largest conventions without the slightest inconvenience. OFFICERS CHOSEN. Annual Assembly B’Nai B’Rith Comes to Close. Terre Haute. Ind.. May 22.-The annual assembly of district grand lodge No. 2. Independent Order IVN.ai B Rith closed today with the completion of the revision of the constitution of the order and the election of officers. Louisville, Ky., was selected as the place for the meeting In May. next year. The ofllccrs chosen were: President, Milton L. Anfergor of De'n ver; first vice president, A. Tarwenthal of Cleveland; second vice president, Norton L. Goldsmith of Louisville; secretary, Victor Abraham of Cincinnati; treasurer, A. Klodh of Cincinnati; sergeant-at-arms, Louis A. Dreyfus. Abandons Post. Naples, May 22.—That which the recent awful eruption of Mount Vesuvius could not accomplish, the torrents of mud re sulting from the floods of the last few days have brought about. The mud haa so surrounded the royal observatory and obstructed Ingress and egress that Direc tor Matteucl, his assistants and the car bineers under him have been compelled to abandon their post and come to Naples. Judge Is Nominated. Excelsior Springs, Mo.. May 2. — The state democratic Judicial convention today nominated Judge A. E. Woudson of Ht. Joseph for Judge of the supreme court, long term, and W. W. Graves of Butler for the short term. The nomination of Woodson w'as without contest. Graves was on the first ballot. Fire at Toronto. Toronto, May 22,—The plant anil build | mgs of the Toronto Bolt and Forging com pany were burned today. L,oss, |3)0,0W. Open Letter on Republican Pol itics in Alabama QUESTIONS ARE ASKED Believed That Julius W. Davidson Will Be Candidate for Chairman of Republican State Execu tive Committee. Idvely speculations were indulged in last night in local republican political circles, when it became known that Julius \\\ Davidson had addressed an open let ter brimful of pertinent questions to J. O. Thompson, chairman of tlie republican state committee. The letter of Mr. Davidson indicates, in tiie opinion of many, that be will lie a candidate for chairman of the republican state committee. The letter follows: Birmingham. May 22. Hon. J. O. Thompson, Chairman Repub lican State Committee, Birmingham, Ala.; Dear Sir—I trust I am not violating par ty ethics by writing you this open letter, seeking information for myself, as well as the great majority of the republican party in this state. As l understand the teachings of the party, Its policies, as well as its prin ciples, are open books, from which its most humble member may read at pleas ure. J have been taught that after all, those holding high places, either in party or state, are only the servants of the people who gave them power, and that as a rule, they are always anxious to hear suggestions intended for good, even though they come from a private in the ranks. 1 know you desire to be able to say with reference to your actions as chairman of the state committee: “All these tilings have I done openly, and in secret have 1 done nothing.” Information Is Desired. Availing, therefore, myself of this right. I desire information on t lie following party matters, with a view of giving it to the public, as well as to make some suggestions that, in my opinion, will not lie detrimental, to say the least, to tlie interest of the party in Alabama, in the first place, T desire to know who com pose tile members of (lie state commit tee. It has been stated in the press sev eral mouths ago that several members of the committee had tendered their resig nation. Is this true, and if so, who are they? This information may lie possessed h.v several up-to-date versatile polltlrians in (he stale, but the thousands of us who are expected to do the voting are In utter darkness. When will the committee be called to meet? The last national convention adopt ed a resolution providing that vacancies on the national committee should he filled by the remaining members of the committee. If you have vacancies on your committee would it not be well to as semble the remaining members thereof and fill the vacancies? I have good rea son to believe that this course would he approved by our national organization, and is the only proper course to pursue. Again, it is reported that an attempt will be made to haso the representations in the next state convention, on a popu lation basis, rather than on the votes cast for Roosevelt and Fairbanks. While this report is being continually circulated, I do not believe it will be done, as it would not only be disfranchisement personified, hut is impracticable. If this plan Is adopted It wouUl give some counties per haps more delegates than they have re publican voters. It would, therefore, he necessary to rail upon some of our dem ocratic friends to kindly act as delegates from those counties, and we should bn reluctant to call upon them tills year, while they are so busy attending to press ing political affairs in their own party. Places of Meeting. Another report is being circulated, that nn attempt will be made to have the con vention assemble in some place not con venient to the republican hosts of the state. If this report is untrue It should not lie left undenied, ns it places a great many members of our state committee in nn embarrassing position. I hope the convention will he called to meet in some city to bo agreed upon most convenient to those counties which cast practically the entire vote of the party In the slate. The action of the President in separat ing, as far as practicable, the federal of fice from tlie party organization, will have a most wholesome effect, and under the provisions of the new constitution, which places every man on ids merits, we ra . discuss issues tills year, without being side-tracked on every stump. This is a happy state of affairs, and as we have several young men who are anxious ( > run for the legislature from several coun ties, as well as the various county olfi eers, I believe conventions should lie called and nominations made from governor to constable. What are your views on these matters? Very respectfully. (Signed) Jl'DIT'S W. DAVIDSON. Marriage Licenses Issued. Marriage licenses have hern issued from the probate court as follows: Carter West to Miss Annie Ivouise Jackson. W. R. Smith to Miss Lucy Wolfe. Saverrio Scaliest to Miss Vita Damare. DEATHS AND FUNERALS W. W. Dodwell. vv. W. Dodwell. aged 82 years, died yes terday afternoon at his residence. 1528 Fourteenth avenue, south. The funeral service will be conducted from the resi dence this afternoon at 5 o'olock. The pall bearers will be: R. F. Manly. Major J. A. Gilmore, G. R. McCarty. Charles T. Lehman, W. S. Moughon and C. C. Snider. John M. Breed. John M. Breed, 57 years of age. died late Monday afternoon at his residence In Avondale. The funeral was conducted from the residence yesterday afternoon and the interment was In the Woodluwn cemetery. Mrs. Emma J. Jones. Mrs. Emma J. Jones. 27 years old. and the wife of \V. S Jones of Woodstock, died yegrerduy morning at Ml. Vincent's hospital. The remains acre senl home to Woodstock yesterday aliernon by the Green I'nertaking company. E. T. Shaw & Sons, Undertakers. Green Undertaking Company. Visit the Auction Sale at Hopkin’s Store- Souvenirs to Ladies. W- H. McElvain, Auctioneer “A Saved Dollar is Worth a Wasted Thousand” How many dollars that you have spent in your life can you show value received for today? Think it over—and start a savings account here. Office hours J t Tha from 8 a. m. 1 ITITFffMC_mMlllfclf C IkmMI# la open to m 6mmm 0/ a £am /s in m /wy/amu Imm _ \miLn7VHTim,n 2003 FIRST AVENUE. Birmingham. Officers—J. B. Cobbs. President; H. H. Mayberry. Vice Presldeat; Charles M. Spencer. Treasurer; C G. Pn 'dsen. 3ecrelary and Auditor. Directors—J. E. Cobbs. B F. Pod-n. C. O. Blmeeon, J. H. Robinson, *. D Smilh. H. TT. Mayberry, Louis Gelders. O B Spencer. Moses Levy, J. TT. Donnellv, Harry' Jor*... J. Beecher Adams, T. TT. Aldrich, Jr., F. B. Tel.dine, Bertram Jacobs. J. O. 'Vfcltfleir H. C Abbott. TV. L. Murdoch. A. W. Noise*. Charles A. Stillman. E. G. Cole of Blrmlntham: C. C. Burns of New Tork. WATCH IS PRESENTED TO THOMAS F. PARKER As a testimonial of their esteem and also of their deep regret at seeing him retire as chairman of the police commis sion of Birmingham, which office he has held for four years, ending the first uf this month, the entire poller* department, through Chief Wler, presented to Thomas F. Parker yesterday In the assembly room of the city hall a handsome $10ft gold watch. Jt is an open-faced, twenty-two jeweled movement with tin* recipients mqnogram on the back. Mr. Parker seemed much touched In this evidence of the love which is borne, for him by the entire police body from the rank and file up to the chief, and said he could scarcely reply to the latter's graceful speech of presentation. lie was too full of gratitude and emotion, he said, to attempt more than to say that ho would treasure the token as his most priceless possession for he knew it cam® from the hearts of the men in whom h® hud always taken so much interest and felt so much pride. He assured them that, although in an-* other year his connection with the police department would probably be severed, ho still would feel the same desire to be friend them in any worthy cause publicly and privately that lie always had. At the conclusion of Mr. Parker s speech Policemen George Armstrong. A. D. Brown and City Detective George H. Bo deker were called on. They made ap propriate talks, all expressing the highest admiration and esteem for the commis sioner, promising him that their friend ship, won by his many acts of generosity and kindness, should go with him through life. OPTICIANS MEET IN BIRMINGHAM Number of Delegates Attend Annual Meeting OFFICERS ARE ELECTED Several Interesting Addresses Are Made—E. H. Hobbs of Selma Is Chosen President of the Association. The first annual session of the Alabama Optical society convened yesterday morn ing at the Cable hall. Fifty members from different sections or tlie state were In attendance. Many letters from those Intending to become members, but who were prevented by business from being present, were read, nil wishing the or ganization the greatest success. The object of the society is the eleva tion of the profession, the protection of the members and to petition the legisla ture to enact laws governing the practice of opthalmy. The body will become a part of the national organization. W. E. Houston, secretary of the National Association of Opticians, was temporary chairman, and J. II. Tinder ac-ted as secretary of the meeting. Helow Is the programme of the morn ing session: Reception, registration, or ganization. Address, “Your Neighbors of the North,” H. J. Cook of Knoxville, president of the Tennessee Optical society. Address, “Optics. North ami South." J. II. Tinder of Birmingham. Address, "A Few Remarks." ('. E. Fol som. Atlanta, Qa., president of the Geor gia State Optical society. Address. “Color Vision." M. B. (Mason of Columbus, Oh., president of the Geor gia Optical society. The afternoon session comprised the fol lowing programme: “Shall \Ve Charge an Examination Fee?” A discussion, open to all mem bers. “Shall We Have a Minimum Price List?" A discussion, open to all mem bers. “Instruments,” O. II. Gerry. Memphis. “Talk and Blackboard Work.” Dr. S. \\ Lane. Kansas City, president South western Optical college. “Organized Effort," William L. Huston, Kansas City, secretary American Associa tion of Opticians. At the night session officers were elected for the ensuing year, after which a final adjournment was taken at 10 o'clyock. The next place of meeting will be Selma. The following ofTi«ers were elected: President—E. H. Hobbs of Selma. First Vice President—W. C. Abbott of ITALIAN COUNTESS CANNOT COME HERE SECRETARY J. B. BABB OF COM MERCIAL CLUB RECEIVES LET TER-MAY RETURN TO AMERICA ON LATER DATE. The Countess di Braza will not he ablo to accept the invitation of the Commer cial club to visit Birmingham and Investi gate the conditions in this district rel ative to Immigration in order that she may report to the Italian goveipinent on the conditions in all parts of tho country. Her object In America Is to Investigate the conditions and report as to whether or not the Italian government and other governments in southern Europe should send emigrants to this country. A letter, vas received front the Countess yesterday by Secretary Babb of the Com mercial club In reply to the Invitation. It was as follows: "T am very much complimented by tho kind interest your organization has evinced In tho Itollan-American Immigra tion movement. "Unfortunately, It is so late In the sea son, and my engagements in Italy re quiring that I sail on July 7, I cannot postpone those already entered upon in the northern part of this country to ac cept of your kind hospitality. Mr. Reginald L. Griffin, 35 Wall street, New York City, is kindly acting as secre tary for the propagation of my Ideas with regard to what would l>e of great advan tage both to the land owners of the United Stutes. and Italian emigrants, and will gladly answer any of your Inquiries as to the advice 1 have given to all those Interested. "Furthermore, I have granted cerium interviews which will appear from time to time in the New Orleans Tlmes-Dt'm ocrat, and you will do well to secure such copies through the Press Clipping bureau. "Should I return to America, as is veiy probable next winter or soon thereafter, I shall he pleased, if found possible lo m to your part of the country Yours very truly, •COUNTESS HI BRAZA. "Savorgnan.” Birmingham. Second Vice President—C. F. Fross of Gadsden. Secretary -J. If. Tinder of Birmingham. Treasurer—Max T. Doering of Anniston. Executive Committee- if. Ruth of Mont gomery, F. W. Bromberg <»r Birmingham, A. N. Maumenee of Mobile, E. J. Schweizer of Selma. Examining Board—Andrew Brown of Florence, w. K. Butt of Childeraburg, J. \V. I/mgley of Sylacauga. Summer tourist rates are now in effect to mountain, lake and seashore resorts via. Queen & Crescent route. And Safety A bank account is often far reaching in its results, opening doors of opportunity which would otherwise remain closed. We believe that a connection with this bank will be as useful and beneficial as any you can form. American Trust and Savings Bank. a First Avenue and Twentieth Street. I Birmingham, Ala. Safety and!