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• Washington, August 11.—Forecast for Alabama and Mississippi: Local rains and thunderstorms Sunday; fair in north, •howera in south portions Monday; fresh north winds. Local Weather Data. Birmingham. August 11, 4 p. m. Maximum temperature .90 Minimum temperature .70 Mean tempreaturc .80 Normal temperature .81 Deficiency of temperature since Jan uary 1 .378 Rainfall Bince 4 p. m. yesterday.21 Rainfall since January 1.30.91 Deficiency of rainfall since Janu ary 1 . 2.60 RECORD OF THE COURTS. Minnie King and T. A. King filed suits against the Alabama Western Railroad company and the Illinois Central Rail road company for $1500 damages each for cause In substance as follows yesterday: The complainants allege that they were up to July 15 in possession of a dwell ing on Twelfth street between Third and Fourth avenues and that the said com panies began making excavations for the construction of tracks on the street in question; that as a consequence, water was caused to stand in the vicinity, the water pipes supplying the dwelling were disconnected and the noise made by the large number of workmen employed on the grading and other things resulting from the work in progress tended to make the place unsuitable as a place of resi dence. The suit was entered in the city court. In the same court J. D. Hall filed suit against Richard H. Fries and Aggie Fries to recover possession of lot 1 in Morrow block 23, and $500 for tlie deten tion of the same. H. - 1<. White filed two suits against the Birmingham Railway, Light and ; Power company in the city court to re cover possession of certain tracts of land ' near the fair grounds intersected by the . right of way of the defendant and $1500 and $3000 respectively for the detention of the same. E. H. Northrop filed a petition of vol untary bankruptcy in the federal court yesterday, giving his liabilities at $533.50 with no assets, but such as he claims ex empt under the laws of the state. SUNSHINE SOCIETY CONCERT To Raise $19 Debt Contracted to Bury J. H. Teague’s Remains. The Sunshine society of Birmingham which so nobly undertook and cared for the burial of J. H. Teague, the man who died at the St. Vincent’s hospital on July 31, finds itself In debt to the amount of $19. which it hopes to raise by means of a concert to be given Thursday night, August 17, at 8:30 o’clock, at the St. John M. E. church, south. Some of the best known local talent will take part in the concert. The officers are now' engaged In getting up the programme, which will be printed at a later date. Mr. Teague was brought to this city from Mississippi badly burned about the lower limbs. Tie finally succumbed to exhaustion after long suffering. During the course of his sickness he was cared for by the Sunshine society, and upon his body being unclaimed by relatives after death, the society, to prevent his burial as a pauper, took upon Itself the . funeral expenses. The body was lnlerred In Elmwood cemetery. Marriage Licenses. Marriage licenses were issued In the pro bate clerk’s office yesterday as follows: Martin Karch of Smithfield to Miss Dll lla. Manning. W. A. Leonard of Pratt City to Miss Flora Taylor. L. L. McDonough of Avondale to Miss Vesta C. Wilson. J. R. Nabors of Trussville to Miss Mary Roper. M. W. Shoemaker of Owenton to Miss Belle Alexander. Mike Baratka of Brookside to Miss Zuzie Dziak. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Gion Birdwell. Gion Birdwell, aged 97 years, died at his residence in Gate City Friday. The funeral was hold yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The body v;as Interred in the cemetery at M'Eiwane's Chapel. Joe Manneletto The remains of Joe Maneletto, six months of age, who died Friday after noon, were Interred In Elmwood cemetery yesterday afternoon. Frank Murphy. Frank Murphy, about do years of age, died Saturday afternoon at his residence oil Thirty-fourth street and Avenue G from spinal meningitis. The remains will be Interred In Elmwood cemetery at an hour to bo announced later. Eh T. Shaw & Sons, Undertakers. Green Undertaking Company. ' The end is in sight, buy clothing now. $15.00, $12.50 and $10.00 all wool summer crash suits for $4.15. Varley & Bauman, 1924 First ave. CANDIDATES WERE PRESENT IN FORCE Many Aspirants for Office At tend Veterans' Reunion GREAT DAY AT PINSON Passage Between Miller and Beddow. Dr. Cunningham Will Spend Sun day at His Home In Ensley. The Jefferson county candidates were in evidence at Mt. Pinson yesterday, on the occasion of a reunion of Confederate vet erans. Amamg the speakers were C. P. Beddow and Nathan L. Miller, opposing candidates for the democratic nomination for the state senate. The attendance was large, and the re union was notably interesting. The vet erans giving t'he picnic served in the com pany raised in that community. They were commanded by Major Hanby. The old soldiers wero addressed during the morning by Major Harris, candidate for railroad commissioner, and Col. John M. Caldwell. A basket dinner was served to 2500 peo ple and an abundance of everything good was dispensed with lavish and w'holesome hospitality. After dinner the candidates had a hear ing. Emmett O'Neal, candidate for lieuten ant governor; Gen. W. W. Brandon, for state auditor; Major Harris for railroad commissioner; Nat L. Miller and C. P. Beddow, for state senator; Bam Will John and others for representative in the leg islature, and Higdon, Watkins and Me- 1 Geever for sheriff made speeches. There was an Interesting and spicy pas sage between Mr. Miller and Mr. Bed dow. when Mr. Miller declared he was in favor of the organization of labor unions. He said that they tended to improve the condition of the laboring man arid should I therefore be encouraged; that organiza tion of corporations tended to develop the resources of our great state and that they, too, should be encouraged, but that both should be regulated by law, and that believing that the anti-boycott law was a reasinable regulation, he would vote and work against its repeal, and called upon Mr. Beddow' to declare how' lie would vote upon a bill to repeal that law. Mr. Beddow made an impassioned and excited declaration to the effect that ;is the labor league had passed a resolu tion that it did not object to the anti-boy cott law- remaining on the statute books lie would vote “no*’ on a bill to repeal. Mr. Miller declared that he was glad that lie had at last been able to get from Mr. Beddow a declaration on that subject! that he had been trying ever since the campaign opened to get him (Mr. Beddow) to declare himself on that Subject. Mr. Beddow angrily retorted, “Yes, you have been sending your spies to me trying to get a statement." Mr. Miller denied sending any spy and called upon him to name the man he called a spy, and Mr. Beddow' named Mr. Tharpe. Mr. Miller replied that he had not sent j Mr. Tharpe; had nothing to do with this j going and knew nothing of it until he i lead Mr. Tharpes card In a newspaper, ! but that Mr. Tharpe had failed to get an answer. Mr. Miller kept his temper and re mained perfectly calm during the coloquy and was warmly commended by many for his self-control. Dr. Cunningham. Dr. R. M. Cunningham, candidate for j governor, arrived in the city last night from a ten days’ campaign tour In dif ferent seetions of the state and will spend today with his family in Knsley. Following are his appointments for the coming week: Alexander City. Tallapoosa county, Tuesday, August 14, at 10:30 a. rn. Camp Hill, Tallapoosa county, Tuesday, Ip. m. Dudleyville, Tallapoosa county, Wed nesday, 10:30 a. rn. Jackson's Gap, Wednesday, 4 p. m. Akron, Hale county, '1 nursday, 10 a. m. Nanafalla, Marengo county, Friday. 11 ! a. m. Campaign Committee. Chairniun J. F. McLaughlin has an nounced the following campaign com mittee for Jefferson county; J. F. McLaughlin, chairman; R. B. Watts, secretary; Isadora Shapiro, as sistant secretary; A. J. Tarrant, W. J. Waldrop, William G. Lunsfordi P. S. Mil ner, J. D. Truss, Dr. J. C. Jones, John E. Strickland, W. J. Martin, Prof. J. M. Davidson, W. J. Bell, T. O. Smith, W. M. Byrd. Jr., A. J. Riley, Samuel L. Earle. John M. Huey, Ben M, Jacobs. T. H. Molton, J. F. Graham, A. J. Dun can, R. F. Vines, E. N. Wood, J. T. Rob ertson, Dr. E. P. Lacey, George A. Ho gan, T. J. Batson, L. M. Goodwin, M. H. Parsons, E. A. Little. H. W. Crook, J. G. Smith. Samuel Stein, W. T. Ken nedy! George C. Depolster. Thomas Sims, Sr., T. M. Stubba, W. O. M. Franklin, B. F. Dollar, E. Brewer, L. L. Camp bell, R. M. Rass, W. M. Owen, Ira I,. Martin. P. E. Jacobs, B. F. Crump. Ros coe Reeves, J. A. Eafctis. Edgar D. Mit chell, J. L. Mattingly, W. K. Smith, J. R. Reeves, D, I. Owens, A. W. Mucken fuss. Dr. J. H. Farrell, Dr. I. R. Wharton, I)r. C. B. Rodgers, E. C. Rosamond, Dr. E. J. Woods, G. D. Brittain. G. D. Carnes, Z. B. Ohamblee, H. Simp son, J. M. Doss, J. B. Jones. T. A. Moore, P. M. Moore, H. B. Jones, T. B. Waller, W. F. Parsons. D. L. Laird, Sam Wallace, Dew Dagures, Jason M. McLaughlin, W. R. Hilliard, T. J. Hick man. .J. M. Anderson, F. I. Monks, J. E. Davis, D. J. Hudnall, Dr. R. II. Hen dricks, James Didell. N. W. Scott, H, M. McDowell, Tom Dugan, Frank Deedmey er, Fergus W. McCarthy, E. Lesser, E. N. Hamlll, W. F. Carter, S. J. Beggs. O. P. Gaut, Asbury Brown, John 8. Kennedy, Robert E. Terrell, Dr. George W, Brown, S. R. W. Glasgow, Dr. J. E. Robbins, John Farrington,* Prof. W. H. Bowers, G. B. Dawson, Ed Warren, M. Porter Lewis, J. W. Morrow, Richard D Williams, C. D. Dobbs, J. B. Miller. J. A. Turner, J. H. Edwoods, F. B. Hamil ton, T S. Smith, T. A. Johnson. D. X. Fike, Mack M. Johnson, John R. Rockett, K. D. Smith, A. N. Lacy, C. M. Sturgis. T. S. Tate, H. H. Ament, Tom Dee, E. JAMESTOWN FUND WILL BE RAISED ALABAMA WILL BE REPRESENTED. PLAN SUGGESTED FOR VULCAN TO WOO THE GODDESS OF LIB ERTY J. B. Babb, secretary of the Commercial club, has Inaugurated a movement to en list the Interest of the commercial or ganizations of the state in the matter of Alabama’s appropriation to the James town exposition. This exposition gives Alabama a rare opportunity, it is said, to exhibit evidences of her varied min eral resources and Industrial development. The exposition will be largely attended : by people of the East who are especially Interested in such matters. It has been suggested in this connection that the figure of Vulcan, now Tn a trance among the grasses of Red Mountain, be sent there where It can be hoisted to its feet and again become animated in the interest of Birmingham. After serving its useful- j ness In Jamestown the statue, it is ar gued, should be donated to the city of Norfolk, with the understanding that It be posted out in the bay (above the water), whore with the aid of a few electric lights sprinkled down his shirt front for diamond studs, as becomes a man, he could help the Goddess of Lib erty in her task of enlightening the world. It is also said that as the same waves which lap the base of the goddess would tickle his own toes, a helpful com munication could be established. Or, it is suggested, in off hours, with the favor of Neptune, this statue of Vulcan could surreptitiously get In closer touch with the lady up the coast. SOUTHE~RN SALESMEN MEET IN BIRMINGHAM Establishment of Southern Headquar ters Here Is a Matter of Con gratulation. The Southern division representatives of the Universal Adding Machine company of St. Louis hold their annual meeting In this city Friday and yesterday. A number of representatives from all sections of the south were present, and the occasion was one of mutual benefit and pleasure to all. The southern headquarters of this con cern were established in Birmingham last October and Is regarded as one of the most Important agencies located in this city. A feature of the meeting was a dinner at the Country club Friday evening. The southern agency In Birmingham Is in charge of L. B. Graham, who, in dis cussing the matter, said: "We have rea son to congratulate ourselves on the se- , lection of Birmingham as the place for the establishment of southern headquar ters. “We opened headquarters here last Oc tober and the good judgment of this de cision has been fully demonstrated. Bir mingham is not only the most convenient ly located city In the south for such purposes, but is bound to be within a very few years the center of all south ern commercial and financial activity.” P. Lewis, John E. Ellis. T. P.* Powell, S. R. Coffee. 8. L. McKinney, Joseph \V. Hood, W. W. Worrell, C. M. McRae. Downey for Sheriff. The formal announcement of J. A. Dow ney, candidate for sheriff of Jefferson county, appears in The Age-Herald this morning. Mr. Downey has been in the race for some time and is said to have developed a strong following In all sections of the county. Mr. Downey was in the race for sher iff six years ago and ran a close second to Sheriff Burgln. He was born and reared in Jefferson county and has many friends who are giving him strong support. Political Gossip. Emmett O’Neal of Florence, candi date for lieutenant governor, spoke at Beggs’ hall In Woodlawn last night. Ho had a fair audience of voters, who g;ve him attentive hearing. Henry B. Gray, candidate for lieu tenant governor, returned to his homo in this city yesterday afternoon atfer a weeks’ campaigning in the state. Mr. Gray reports everything in good shape and soeni3 conlident of his nomination. Thomas C. McClellan, candidate for associate justice of the supreme court, who has been in Birmingham for sev eral days, went to his home in Athens last night to spend Sunday. ^Communicated.) OFFICIAL CARD. City of Ensley Appeals for Support for Romaine Boyd. Ensley, Ala., August 11. 1906. To the Voters of Jefferson County: Our present representatives were all elected from Birmingham. It the pri mary system Is to be a success In this county do you not think that some re gard should be had to localities In tho nomination of representatives? In mak ing up their tickets we believe that most voters conscientiously try to select the best men. To all such persons W'c would say that City Attorney Romaine Boyd Is a candidate for the legislature at the unanimous and official Instance of the city council of Ensley, by whom this com mittee has been appointed to advocate his election. Captain Boyd Is a lawyer of recognized ability and a man of the highest honor and Integrity. We know him well and we believe him to be fully as worthy and well qualified as any man In the race. However, since he became a candidate, hundreds of extra copies of a local antl admlnlstratlon paper containing an article favoring another local candidate and at tacking Captain Boyd have been marked with a red and blue pencil and sent out over the county. These articles, and the insinuations therein contained, were en tirely uncalled for, unjust and untrue, and we believe that all thoughtful and re spectable people will resent the attempt ed Introduction of such disreputable methods into the polities of Jefferson county. Ensley Is entitled to representa tion and Captain Boyd will make a high ly valuable member of the Jefferson dele gation. A vote for Boyd Is a vote for Ensley and the city administration of Ensley will appreciate your support of Captain’s Boyd’s candidacy. Respectfully submitted. THE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE Of the Mayor and City Council of Ensley. Call at the Underwriters’ Real Estate and Rental company’s offices and learn about the Alabama Coal and Oil com pany stock. Vou can’t afford to miss the opportunity to get In. Shares 310 4-12-3t-su-tu-thurs NEWS EVENTS IN pf*™'-- ■ ™ Old Settler Tells Some Daily Age History THE INCEPTION OF ENSLEY How Jacob Fies Was Dissatisfied With the First Telephone Which Was Exhibited to Wonder ing Visitors. A black belt planter who came to Bir mingham In 1882 said “I doubt if you peoplo of The Age Herald, now grown to such mammoth size, who came into the harness after the great boom, knqw all that Is worth knowing about the ancestry of Alabama's vigorous morning daily. I will give you a poointer or two. The first news of the formation of the “Ensley City Land com pany” was suddenly broken to the pub lic sometime in the early winter of 1SSG, when tho boom was rapidly rising, by a young reporter, on The Dally Age. since known as the Hon. Bob McDavid. “Bob” and Ensley have grown mightily since the night, in the editorial rooms, not fifty steps from t’he present office of The Age-Herald, when he came in. flushed with an item bound to spread the fame of the paper. ‘Here’s a $10,000,000, brand new land company,’ he called out. ‘Jt'9 ten million sure, for they say so. and Col. Enoch Ensley and Capt. William A. Walker know what they are talking about.’ The next morning the biggest black type In the composing room stretched half across the page with the news. Bob edited the head lines and took pains to make them say: ‘It’s no typo graphical error here. It's a ten-million dollar land company.” Ensley is now, twenty years later, doing a great deal for the good name of Birmingham, but the old Daily Age of Birmingham did more for Ensley in her swaddling clothes than a plenty. Copies of the paper, with the prospectus of the Ensley City Land com pany, endorsed by editorials, were dis tributed in every part of the union. The* prospectus aroused attention to the fact of the phenomenal mineral wealth found near the new town limits, as nothing had done before. ‘Ensley City' was then sev eral hundred acres of scrubby oak and nothing else. The nearest house was at Pratt mines. *l wi 11 bring up another feature in the vigorous young life of the Daily Age,” continued the early settler. "The first call on the people of the state for a new con stitution, to suit the changes being de veloped by iron and coal industries, was made by the Birmingham Daily Ago in 1886. The editor (having announced the po sition of the paper, sent out the reporters to interview prominent citizens. With sur prising unanimity, they endorsed the po sition. At the next state convention of t'he democracy, that is at the convention of 1890, the committee on resolutions, Governor Johnston of Birmingham, chair man, unanimously recommended a con stitutional convention. Our present consti tution had its beginning in the columns of the Birmingham Daily Age. Birming ham citizens pushed forward the idea. So it has ever been, that prosperity and high statecraft move hand in hand. “This is not all, Incilentally speaking. "This is not all, incidentally speaking, Daily Age, and N. T. Green, his book keeper, from Danville, Va.. became In fected with tlie get-rich-quick virus of the period. Naturally, their aspirations turn ed to the printing enterprise. They had struck off $1000 worth of plates for il lustrating the buildings, industries, streets, ! etc., of Birmingham and contracted with Roberts & Son to do the printing. Mr. J. W. DuBose did the literary work and the result was a big Illustrated, hand some pamphlet, the like of which no in fant town of the soutli ever dreamed of turning out before. All hands in the making were of the Daily Age. The Elyton Land company, represented by Dr. Caldwell, took, as 1 re mem be*. 2800 copies of ‘Birmingham Illustrated’ and sent it abroad over the land. Dr. Eugene A. Smith, state geologist and pro fessor Henry M. McCalley, his assistant, now of happy memory, each wrote a val uable paper for it, showing the marvelous mineral wealth near Birmingham. Colonel Troy, Dr. Joseph R. Smith, E. L. Clark son and many others gave memoranda of facts to secure a permanent value to the pamphlet and so It stands today. ”J. Lawrence Watkins, now of the cen sus department at Washington and Rob ert H. Watkins, his brother, now a Wash ington correspondent, were the editors of The Dally Age in the boom time and right well did they respond to the demand on them. The reportorial force was strong and Gordon Hurtcl, now famous in At lanta, was city editor. “There ought to be a history of The Age-Herald and a narrative of the work the paper has done. Monuments to sol diers who had suffered no more, nor been more severely tested than the supporters; monuments to statesmen who have done less than the editors, are commendedable. W. C. Garrett and Frank V. Evans is sued the first number of the Birmingham Dally Age from an office on Twentieth street and Third avenue. It was a little four-page sheet with not a line of news by wire. In the same year, I was work ing over the horses In Jacob Fics wooden shanty of a stable, standing where Dove man, Joseph & Doeb now stands. Fles showed me the first telephone I ever saw, just put up In his stable. He was rather blue about It; said, ‘I have to pay $5 a month and the thing won’t bring me a single new customer.’ College of Music. The Birmingham College of Music is the title of a new school Just established in this city. It will have its home at the Jesse French Piano store. Connected with the college are Fred D. Grambs and Edward G. Powell, boih prominent musicians of Birmingham, in their respective lines—Instrumental and voice. The violin department will be under the direction of Hoy Young, recently of Chi cago. Mr. Young is said to be a violinist of the highest order. The fall term of the College of Music will open September 1. Your last chance to get a Smart Sack Suit,. $15.09, $16.50 and $18.00 suit for $9.15. Varley & Bauman, 1924 First ave WALTER MAT LEAVE SEABOARD AIR LINE Reported That Railroad Presi" dent Will Resign COST TO SUCCEED HIM It Is Also Reported That C. A. Mc Manus of the Southern Will Retire From Railroad Service In the Near Future. Information which has all the ear marks of reliability indicates that Alfred Walter, recently elected president of the Seaboard, will resign in a short lime and that Ed ward F. Cost, second vice president and traffic manager, will succeed him. It Is said that the reason of Mr. Wal ter’s rumored resignation is that the Sea board was not willing to spend money in as large sums ns he thought necessary to Improve the service. Mr. Walter has the reputation of being a generous spend er In the way of betterments. His policy is to have the very best equipment, th > very best roadbed, and In fact the very best of everything. On the Lehigh road he had the soubrequet of "Nickel Plate," cn account of his policy of having every thing spick and span on his line. It has been reported that C. S. Mc Manus, general superintendent of the Southern, is shortly to leave the service and enter into industrial business of some kind. W. C. Rinearson. general passenger agent of the Queen and Crescent route, will arlrve In Birmingham tomorrow morning on train No. 3, due at 10:15 o’clock. , A. B. Freeman, traveling passenger agent of the Queen and Crescent route, went to Meridian yesterday to accompany a special train on the Alabama Great Southern bearing the Mississippi National Guardsmen to Chattanooga for a week at Chickamauga. The train will pass through Birmingham this morning ut 5:4o o’clock, running as second section of train No. 2. It left Meridian at 2 o'clock this morning and is due to arrive in Chattanooga at 10 o'clock. Circulars have been received in Bir mingham announcing the appointment of E. E. Smith as traveling passenger agent in Atlanta of the Cleveland, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis railroad to succeed W. C. McFillin, who disappeared so mys teriously recently. It will be remembered that McMUlln was las tseen in Birmingham and since that time nothing has been heard from him. He was a young man of excellent habits and the officials of the road and his friends have been unable to account for his disappearance. The Southern railway has either Just completed or has under course of con struction about 2G0 miles of double track in the south, and It has plans on foot for 200 or 300 more miles of double track with in the next two or three years. The most important piece of work so far as Alabama Is concerned Is the exten sion of the Ensley Southern towards Paris. This work Is being done now and when completed there will practically be a double track between Birmingham ar.d Paris, a distance of forty-two miles. The work was commenced several months ago and. has progressed well. It will be some months yet, however, before it Is com pleted. It will, however, be in time to ac commodate the additional travel between Birmingham and Paris when the Mobile and Ohio is ready to enter Birmingham about the first of next year. Between Washington and Orange the Southern has completed and bus in ser vice elghty-flve miles of double track. When this work was done It practically eliminated all grades and curves on th.it stretch of track. Wherever the. Southern Is double-tracking it Is reducing grader and curves to a minimum. There is a cutoff near Lynchburg, Va., wr.kh amounts to about five miles, and where the grades and curves are being material ly reduced. Other portions of the work are between Danville, Va„ and Greensboro, N. C., five miles; between Greensboro and Spencer, forty-seven miles; between Morristown and Knoxville, forty-two miles; between Austell and Atlanta, eighteen miles; be tween Ooltewah and Chattanooga, fifteen miles, and between Armour and Atlanta, five miles. Eventually the Southern will double track its entire line from Washington to Atlanta, a distance of about 650 miles. The double tracking does not Includi many miles of passing tracas, which are being constructed along many parts of the road to Increase the facilities f< r handling the Increasing business. COUNTY BOARD HOLDS REGULAR MEETING Consolidates Coalburg and Upper Coal burg Schools—Educational Outlook Over County Reported Bright. The board of education of Jefferson county held a meeting in the office of the county superintendent of education yesterday morning at which were present the following members: Prof. K. O. Hewitt, Prof. J. M. Davidson, Prof. If. A. Halgler and Prof. f. W. McAdory. The board decided that it would be best to consolidatevthe Coalburg and the Up per Coalburg schools for economic rea sons and the further sessions will be held In the sehoolhouse at Upper Coal burg. So many white families have moved away from Coalburg that there are not enough children of school age there to Justify the board In maintaining a separate school. Trustees from various districts came in to the meeting to ask concerning the ap portionment to be made to the schools which they represent and to discuss mat ters relating to the opening up of the regular fall terms. The reports which they brought In showed that the interest In and the outlook for the public educa tional system of the county was never better among the people than at the present time. The other business of the meeting was of a routine natura, No Man’s Unsecured Paper Is Good Here This Is another reason why the Citizens’ Savings Bank, which Is the only strictly savings bank of importance, at least In this section of the state, is the safest depository for the funds of the saver. No matter how good a man's personal note, he can not secure a loan on It here unless he has thoroughly acceptable collateral security to back It. And no matter how obscure the borrower, if he has the necessary collateral he Is accommo dated. And while this rule, to which we adhere strictly, spells absolute safety of the funds deposited here, It also points to the fact that when you place your savings with this bank you are not only building prosperity for yourself, but at the same time yon are, to the extent of your deposits here, aiding your neighbors who have the proper security, to obtain loans who cannot borrow money from the commercial banks. Thus you promote the upbuilding and prosperity of the community. Bank with us by mall, if you live out of the city. Office hours J # K Tho bank from I a. m, /iTIVIIC (ilflM/C lOllIZ .. _ ma Aukts tN jb/tattmui Hue .... r; :y wul uT/vHiinv/TOnn ^ 2003 FIRST AVENUE. Birmingham. OfflcrrM—J. B. Cobbs, President; II. H. Mayberry. Vice-President; Charles M. Spencer. Treasurer; C. G. Bnvldaon. Secretary nnd Auditor. Directors—J. B. Cobbs, B. F. Roden, C. O. Simpson, J. II. Itoblnson, E. D. Smith, II. II. Mayberry, l.ouls Griders. ('. II. Spencer. Moses I.ery, J. AA . Donnelly, Ilnrry Jones, J. Beecher Adams, T. II. Aldrich, Jr., F. B. A leldlnR, Bertram Ja cobs. J. G. U liltfleld, II. C. Abbott. AAr. I.. Murdoch, A. AV. Nelson, t buries A. Stlllmnn, E. G. Cole, Sibley P. Kina, of Birmingham; C. O. Burns of New York. ORPHANS’ BENEFIT NEXT WEDNESDAY THOUSANDS OF TICKETS FOR AN NUAL BARBECUE HAVE BEEN SOLD—BASEBALL, HORSE RAC ING AND OTHER SPORTS. The annual barbecue for the benefit of the orphans' home at East Lake takes place at Smith's park next Wed nesday. Pete Houppert is In charge of the barbecue department and that should be sufficient guarantee that the meats will be well cooked and tooth some. Besides the barbecue there will be dancing, horse racing, baseball and motor cycle racing. Memoli's band has been engaged to furnish the music dur ing the horse races. Several thousand tickets have been sold and a great crowd at the barbecue is assured. The orphans will attend the barbecue in a body. NEW OFFICER FOR SALVATION ARMY LIEUT. MISS BAYES COMING FROM TRAINING COLLEGE TO ASSIST ADJUTANT HARRISON—WEEKLY PROGRAMME. The Salvation Army will hold Its usual weekly services during the course of the present week. The most Important event will be the special salvation meeting at the 8 p. m. Sunday services In the hall, 2109 Second avenue, conducted by Adju tant Harrison, to welcome his new assist ant, lieutenant Miss Bayes, who has just finished her course at the army training college In New York city and has been appointed to the Birmingham post. Today the usual open air meetings will be held at 10 a. m., 2 p. m. and 7 p. m. on the Woodward come*;. Ad jutant Harrison and the local staff will conduct these services. At 3 o’clock this afternoon Adjutant Harrison and Envoy Thompson will con duct services for the prisoners In the county jail. They will be assisted by Mr. Crabtree, secretary of the Railroad Y. M. C. A. A special vocal programme will be rendered for the sbut-lns of the prison. On Monday evening the open air and Indoor meetings will be conducted by Captain Downs and Captain Wlnwood of Bessemer, and the well-known salvation talks of the former and the sweet sing ing of the latter will lend Interest to the services. On Tuesday evening Ad jutant Widgory, division secretary, of Atlanta, will have charge of the services. The Alabama Coal and Oil company pf fers you an extraordinary opportunity— a sure return on your money from Its coal operations, and the prospect of enormous returns from the exploitation of oil. Don’t miss the chance to get In. Bee the Underwriters' Real Estate and Rental company. 8-12-3t-su-tu-thu UNION MINERS ARE TO MEET TUESDAY SPECIAL CONVENTION CALLED BY OFFICERS OF DISTRICT NO. 20. OBJECT OF CALL UNKNOWN TO DELEGATES. A special convention of the union miners of District No. 20 will be held In Bir mingham next Tuesday. August 14. The convention was called some days ago by President Edward Flynn and Na tional Committeeman W. K. Fairley. The call does not state the object of the meeting, and while it has been generally believed that t'he strike will be called off, this Is denied by the officials of the union. President Flynn, In discussing the com ing convention yesterday, said: “The con vention to be held In Birmingham next Tuesday will be made up of delegates elected specially for the occasion by the various locals in the district. “No one knows the object of the meet ing except those who issued the call, and the rumor that It is for the purpose of calling off the strike is absolutely with out authority and the report Is being cir c.ulated by people who know absolutely nothing about the object of the conven tion.” LYCEUM CLUB ASKED TO VISIT BIRMINGHAM J. B. Babb Will Go to Their Meeting In Indiana With Invita tions. J. B. Babb, secretary of the Com merclal club, wrote Governor Jelks yes terday requesting1 him to write a letter to the International Lyceum club, which meets at Valparaiso, Ind., early in September, inviting the club to hold Its 1907 convention In Birmingham. Mr. Uahb will also secure like invitations from Mayor Ward, the Commercial club and other business organizations. He will be present at the convention in Valparaiso and will personally ad dress the members of the International Lyceum with regard to coming to Bir mingham. In speaking on this occasion Mr. Babb will enjoy the distinction of being the only non-professional so hon ored, the exception being made in his favor on account of personal relations with many of the members of the club. Zemstvo Called In Moscow. Batum, August 11.—An Investigation of the murder of William Stuart, the American vice consul here, who was shot and killed at his country resi dence on May 20, has proven that it was not due to politics, but was com mitted by a Jealous Turk from private motives. Young Girl Burns to Death. London, August il.—A dispatch says Lieutenants Khanski and Wiljanoff and five soldiers were tried by court* martial and shot at Sveaborg today, for connection with the recent mu* tiny. Dr. Hiden Will Preach. At the First Baptist church this morn ing at 11 o’clock the pulpit will be filled by the Dev. Dr. J. C. Hiden. There will be no evening services. '-—Tr-;-- » - •••;•-—* v . •* , , : • — ' ' -f. - . • • ••• . : 1 . - , > - *.