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Savings Co. A Bank that has never missed earning a semi annual dividend, and never missed paying one. And it began operations eighteen years ago. CAPITAL $500,000.00. SURPLUS $225,000.00. THE WEATHER. Washington, September 15.—Following is the forecast for Alabama and Mh&iasippi: Fair Sunday and Monday; variable winds. Local Weather Data. Birmingham, September 15, 4 p. m. Maximum temperature. 90 Minimum temperature. 72 jj‘r°an temperature. 81 pr ormal temperature. 75 Deficiency of temperature since Jan lary l. 337 . 1 ' Infall since 4 p. m. yesterday. 0 Rainfall since January 1.38.78 |Fxces3 of rainfall since January 1.55 SAW “M’FADDEN’S FLATS.” Went Amply provided With Stale Hen Fruit. About fifty members of the Ancient Or der of Hibernians, it is stated, attended the Jefferson theatre on Friday night to Witness the production of “McFadden’s Flats.’* This play has given offence to the Irish i northern cities and has been discon tinued at their request, but it is still pre 1 sented where no protest has been made. * The Hibernians went prepared to give • the actors a warm reception if anything had occurred calculated to cast reflections on their national character. Eggs, guar anteed a year old, were in readiness, but the situation did not call for their use. Marriage Licenses. Marriage licenses were issued from the probate clerk’s office yesterday as fol lows: L. A. Herren of Chalkville to Miss Mag gie L. Stafford. O. M. Weed of McCalla to Miss Hattie M. Lawless W. T. Bo.’ion of Birmingham to Miss Pearl L. MacConnell. Frank Mealor of Irondale to Miss Cora Fowler. J. H. Dawson of Ensley to Miss Mamie Hawkins. J. Wr. Thomas of Wrarrior to Miss Fan nie Capky. J. H. Patton of Wylam to Miss Annie Cagle. Thomas Douil of Kefug- tj Miss Beulah Wldeman. W'iley J. Wralker of Oneonta to Mrs. Mary Ann Elizabeth Humphries. J. F. Glasgow of Sandusky to Miss Mary Evans. L. M. Stiff of Palos to Miss Vula Viola Nichols. , CITY ITEMS. Colored Industrial School.—The St. Mark’s Industrial school will reopen Tuesday, September 18, Parents and friends of the school are cordially in vited to be present at the opening ex ercises at 9 o’clock a. m. Knights of Columbus.—Birmingham council No. 635, Knights of Columbus, will hold an important meeting tomor row night—Officers will be elected. Pythians Will Meet.—A meeting of all Pythians Interested in the grand ceremonial of September 25 will be held in Magnolia hall on Thursday night next. At this meeting the knights will be made acquainted with the prin ciples taught in the Dramatic Order of the KnightB of Khorassan A spe cial call will be Issued for this meet ing by Eli P, Smith, chairman of the general committee. Reports By Wireless. Stasconsett, Mass., September 15.— The steamer Caledonia, from Glasgow for New York, reported hy wireless 307 miles east of Nantucket. She will probably dock about 7:30 a. m., Sun day. Nature’s Way Is Best. The function strengthening and tissue building plan of treating chronic, linger ing and obstinate cases of disease as pur sued by Dr. Pierce, is following after Nature's plan of restoring health. Me uses natural remedies, that Is extracts from native medicinal roots, p.-f pared by processes wrought out by tbs expenditure of much time and mor.ay, without the use of alcohol, and by skillful combination In just the right proportions. Used as Ingredients of Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery, Black Cherry burl;. Queen’s root. Golden Seal root, Bloodroot and Stone root, specially exert their influence In cases of lung, bronchial and throat troubles, and this "Discov ery” is. therefore, a sovereign remedy for bronchitis, laryngitis, chronic coughs, catarrh and kindred ailments. The above native roots also have the strongest possible endorsement from the leading medical writers, of all the several schools of practice, for the cure not only of the diseases named above but also for Indigestion, torpor of liver, or bilious ness, obstinate constipation, kidney and bladder troubles and catarrh, no matter where located. You don’t have to take Dr. Pierce’s say-so alone as to this; what he claims for liis "Discovery” is backed up by the writings of the most emiuent men in the medical profession. A request by postal card or letter, addressed to Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo. N. Y., for a little book of extracts from eminent medical au thorities endorsing the ingredients of his medicines, will bring a little book free that is worthy of your attention if needing a good, safe, reliable remedy of known comptMtion for the cure of almost any old chronic, or lingering malady. Dr. Pierce’s Pleasant Pellets cure con stipation. One little "Pellet” is a gentle laxative, and two a mild cathartic. The most valuable book for both men and women is Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical Ad viser. A splendid 1008-page volume, with engravings and colored plates. A copy, paper-covered, will ba sent to anyone sending 21 cents In one-cent stamps, to pay the cost of mailing only, to Br. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. Cloth-bound, 31 stamps. General Freight Agent of the : Birmingham Belt | SHORTAGE OF EQUIPMENT Railroads Are Unable to Supply the Coal and Other Cars That Are Demanded In the Bir mingham District. E. T. Wilcox, division freight agent of the Frisco system, yesterday received a circular announcing his appointment as general freight agent of the Birmingham Belt, the terminal properties of the Frisco in the Birmingham district. This is one of the changes following the promotion of A. D. Lightner, formerly general agent in Birmingham, to superin tendent of the division from Birmingham to Springfield. Mr. Lightner’s office force was transferred to Memphis, where Mr. IJghtner will perform the duties of the old office. R. J. Harlan, assistant superintendent of the Frisco in Birmingham, will have charge of the operating department, and Mr. Wilcox of the traffic department, re porting to the general freight agent. There is a dearth of cars in the Blrming i ham district on nearly every railroad. ; Coal operators are begging for cars in ' which to ship their coal, and shippers of 1 other kinds of goods are also demanding ' cars other than coal cars. ' Owing to the policy of the Louisville ! and Nashville of holding its cars on its i own rails when possible, it is in good shape, according to the transportation de partment. Some of the other roads, how ■ ever, arc complaining of a lack of cars and in several instances there are no ! cars in sight. . Some of the mine operators state that their output for the present month will ' be very small unless they can secure more cars. Some mines have been closed down a large part of this month on ac | count of car shortage conditions, as they are able to work only on those days when | there is a car supply. I These conditions are due in part to the 1 enormous increase in business shown by all the railroads in the south, and especial , ly in the coal carrying roads in the Bir I mingham district. The output of many i mines has been largely increased in the past twelve months and other mines have been opened, thereby increasing the total j capacity of the district very largely. The j railroads have not been able to get the 1 cars built fast enough to handle this in j crease in traffic and as a result they are ; short hundreds of cars. i All the roads have big orders for equip I ment with the builders both of cars and | of motive power, but delivery is slow now ! owing to the immense amount of work on I hand. Not only is the supply of cars short, but In some instances the railroads are short of locomotives to haul what freight they can take. Motive power is being worked so constantly that it is not pos sible to keep it in the best condition some , times and it is badly run down on several ; railroads. There will be a meeting of the South- 1 eastern-Mississlppi Valley association and the Southeastern Freight association in New York September 17-22 at the Waldorf- j Astoria hotel. Among the railroad men from Birmingham who will attend is iv. A. Chadwick, assistant general freight , agent of the Alabama Great Southern. j C. TI. Reeder, secretary to M. i*&. I Richey, when he was assistant general superintendent of the Southern, is now traffic manager of the Manring Coal ex- j change in Midlesborough. Ky., one of the ' largest concerns in that portion of the country. Mr. Reeder has many friends in Birmingham, where he was located for j several months. The Alabama Great Southern is expect ing the first consignment of an order of 2500 freight cars next month, and late in the month delivery will commence on four 100-ton freight engines, one immense passenger engine similar to engine 188 and three large switch engines. Included in the car order are coal cars, box cars, flat J cars and ”gons.” CAMP HARDEE HOLDS INTERESTING MEETING Mrs. T. T. Hillman Elected an Honors ary Member—Commander R. H. Hagood In Chair—Three Sick. Camp Hardee held an Interesting meet ing yesterday afternoon in Cable hall. Commander R. H. Hagood who has re turned from an extended trip to the Pa cific slope, was In the chair. Three mem bers were reported sick, Comrades Den son, Thrash and Taliaferro. A committee of three, consisting of Adjutant J. L. Darby, First Lieutenant A. C. Oxford and the quartermaster of the camp, was appointed by Commander Hagood to look around and secure a hall for the year beginning October 1. The Cable hall was very kindly leased to the veterans by the management of the Ca ble company for one year free of charge. The following resolutions were adopt ed, electing Mrs. T. T. Hillman an hon orary member of the camp: “Whereas, during the war between the states, from 1861 to 1865, Meredith Poindex ter Gentry, the father of Mrs. T. T. Hill man, rendered distinguished service to the Confederate States of America as a member of the administration of Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, therefore “Resolved, That Mrs. T. T. Hillman be and she is hereby elected an honorary member of Camp Hardee of the United Confederate Veterans, and that as such member she be entitled to all the privi leges of the camp, and “Resolved, That the adjutant, J. Law ler Darby, of the camp, communicate this action of the camp to Mrs. Hill man.” • Postoffice Affairs. Washington, September 15.—(Special.)— Rural carriers appointed: Carrollton, route 1, Edward L. Bllssett, carrier; Thomas S. Lipsy, substitute. Greensboro, route 1, Walter Reueher, carrier; John H. Harper, substitute. Military hen to Confer About Good of Serbice A confab for the betterment of the Ala bama National Guard will be held this atfemoon at 4 o’clock In the armory of the Jefferson Volunteers. All military men have been invited to be present and the officers of the Third regiment have been ordered to report at the armory at that time. The officers have several things in view in holding the meeting. One of these is to see what legislation can be secured for the purpose of bettering the National Guard during the next administration. It has long been a recognized fact that tho state should appropriate more money for its National Guard and it is believed now by the military men that Alabama is in financial condition to make liberal appro priations. Several matters will be presented at the conferenpe this afternoon which it is be lieved will result in measures that will be introduced in the legislature with a view of promoting the welfare of the National Guard by this legislation. Another thing which will be brought up is the matter of the appointment of a successor to Adjutant General William W. Brandon, who has been nominated state auditor. He will tender his resignation within the next few months and the mili tary men of the state are desirous of having for his successor a thorough mili tary man and one who will devote all his time to the office. Major Ledbetter of the Third regiment is being most favorably mentioned in con nection with the position, and it is prob able that the officers at the conference this afternoon will endorse him and take active steps to secure the appointment for him. Military men say that there Is no better officer in the state than Major Ledbetter, and that he would make an ideal man for the place. He is a thorough tacticician, is popular with every one, is a conserva tive man—in fact Is finely equipped in every way for the place. They also con tend that his home is in Birmingham and the center of the Birmingham district, which Is by far the most Important mili tary point in the state. It is probable that the matter of having a big military banquet in Birmingham at some near future date will be discussed and a committee appointed to arrange for it. The banquet would he for the purpose of bringing all the military men in the state together to confer about the best methods of obtaining the legislation nec essary to improve the National Guard. It is believed that a large majority of the officers of the state would attend a ban quet held in Birmingham for that purpose. HOWARD COLLEGE OPENS WEDNESDAY ATTENDANCE IN HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTION—A STRONG FAC ULTY-WILL INCREASE ENDOW MENT. The prospects, from reports that have come to President A. P. Montague, indi cate the largest ^tendance In the history of the college. Said Dr. Montagus yesterday: "If we count all money subscribed, given in build ings, for endowment, current expenses, etc., the college has received during the last four years *162,000. The management expects to continue the canvass for en dowment until the productive funds shall reach $300,000. "Prof. Edward Brand, an aluminus of the State University of Kentucky, and for years professor of mathematics in the college, has been elected chairman of tho faculty. His aptitude for the work is striking. In culture and ability as a teacher, he has no superior in Alabama." The full faculty will consist of A. P. Montague, president and occasional lec turer. Edward Brand, professor of mathe matics and physics, and chairman of the faculty. A. J. Moon, professor of Greek and Latin. •J. C. Dawson, professor of modern lang uages. J. A. Hendricks, professor of English and moral philosophy. J. W. Vardaman, principal of the acad emy, and assistant professor of English and mathematics. D. F. Stakely, assistant professor of Greek and Latin. A. L. Smith, instructor in chemistry and biology. Carey McCord, instructor In English and chemistry. Tfte new library building, named in honor of Mrs. May Christian Montague, will soon be furnished. It is the most beautiful building of its size, for school puporses, in Alabama. Athletics will receive more attention than ever before. A special trainer is now engaged, and the spirit of U’hole come exercise and manly sport is growing. In proportion to numbers enrolled during the years of its history, Howard college has as many distinguished and useful alumni as any college in America. Its standard is gradually being raised; tho moral tone is known to be fine. REPUBLICAN MEETING OF BEAT 21 Delegates to Cast Votes in County Con vention. The republicans of Beat No. 21 met yes terday at noon In Magnolia hall. John Towers presided. The following ten dele gates were elected to cast the five votes of this beat In the county convention to be held September 22: J. R. Carter, R. E. S. Reeves, William Vaughn, David Fried man, Charles L. Allison, Wade Mother- I shed, John Towers, W. H. Bryan, E. O. Stevens and J. R. Moore. Executive committee elected: William H. Rush, chairman; E. G. Stevens, sccre- j tary; R. E. S. Reeves, Wade Mothershed, W. P. Smith, V. L. Allison and J. R. Moore. Battleships Sail. Newport, R. I., September 15.—Act ing under orders from the navy depart- j ment at Washington, the first-class , battleships Louisiana and Virginia sailed today. The destination of the ; vessels could not be learned from any | of the naval officers here. The ships coaled hurriedly yesterday. “77” Humphreys* Seventy Seven Cures Grip and COLDS Dr. Humphreys’ ’’Seventy-seven’’ dif fers from other Cold cures—because It j cures by going direct to the sick spot, without disturbing the rest of the sys tem. No poison, no drugging, no dan-1 ger to the heart, the kidneys or the lungs—a complete cure—no hanging on of nasty Catarrh or hacking Cough. ’’Seventy-seven” is put up in a Small Vial of pleasant pellets that fits the vest pocket. At druggists, 25 cents or mailed. Doctor’s Book mailed free. Humphrey*' Homeo. Medicine Co., Cor. William and John streets, New York. WELCOME AWAITS GREAT DEMOCRAT — RECEPTION AND DINNER AT HILL MAN, FOLLOWED BY SPEECH MAKING AT BIJOU, COMMENCING AT 3 O’CLOCK. J. A. Rountree, chairman of the general arrangement committee of the Bryan re ception, next Friday reports that fine progress was made yesterday in regard to the arrangements for the entertain ment of the great commoner. Mr. Rountree in talking of the enter tainment of Mr. Bryan said, “The com mittee on arrangements desires to Impress on the public that the reception which Mr. and Mrs. Bryan will hold at the Hotel Hillman between the hours of 12 o’clock and 1 o’clock, will be absolutely democratic. Every man. woman and child will be given an opportunity to grasp tlie hand of this greatest living American statesman, and also that of his wife. No tickets or especial dress will be re quired.” In regard to seats at the Bijou Chairman Rountree said there would be no reserved seats, except in the boxes and the chairs on the s'tige which will be occupied by distinguished citizens from all parts of tho south. The Bijou will be opened at 3 o'clock Friday and all that desire seats can get thorn. An orchestra will be pres ent to* entertain the audience until Mr. ; Bryan ar.d party arrive. The speaking , will commence promptly at 3:30 p. m. At the lunc.ieon which will be given in lienor of Mi. and Mrs. Bryan between the hours cf 1 and 3 o’clock at the Hill man, about 300 covers will be laid and gentlemen are requested to bring their lady friends. Tickets will be sold at $2. They can be obtained from Mr. Rountree. Tickets to the luncheon are being secured very rapidly. Over one hundred were re- ( served yesterday. Those who exp^i to at- , tend the luncheon should be prompt in j making application. The committee on arrangements will \ meet in Col. John W. Tomlinson's office, ^ First National Bank building, next Wed nesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. All mem bers are requested to be present. RECORD OF THE COURTS. Chancery Court. Chancellor Benners presided In the chan- ! c*ry court yesterday morning and called the docket of cases set down for hearing. W. H. McClellan vs. Leila Montgomery et al. Decree sustaining demurrer to com plaint as amended. William Baird vs. Allen Howerson et al. Decree overruling motion of complainant to take further testimony New Suits Filed. Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad com- ' pany vs. J. S. Eaton and wife. Bill to j quiet title to coal lands In Jefferson coun- j ty. Republic Iron and Steel company vs. Warrior River Coal and Land company. Bill to quiet title to land In Tuscaloosa county. Criminal Court. Yesterday in the first division of the criminal court Taylor Smith, a negro, pleaded guilty to a charge of murder In the second degree and was sentenced to ten years Imprisonment. About three years ago Smith murdered a white man named Martin Coniff in Bes semer. The evidence at the trial showed that Smith was an attendant in a saloon and Coniff had some words with him. Afterwards Coniff went to the rear of the saloon and the negro followed him, strik ing him on the head with a hatchet. Smith was found guilty and sentenced to thirty years imprisonment, but appealed his case and pending the appeal was sent to work in a lumber camp in Coffee coun tl. By some means the courts lost all trace of Smith, and as the supreme court had reversed the judgment of the criminal court, Smith's case was set for trial yes terday. He deemed It best to plead guilty and accept the sentence imposed. Capital felony cases will occupy the court for the next three w’eeks. A large number of cases await trial, among them being several white men charged with murder. In the second division of the criminal court Judge Weaver passed sentence on a large number of misdemeanants. The sentences as a rule were from thirty to ninety days imprisonment. Southern Railway will sell round-trip tickets to Atlanta on September 16th, 17th and 18th at the special low rate of $5.2b. Tickets limited for return until September 2Cth, and can be extended until October 10, 1906. For complete information apply to M. H. Bone, D. P. A., or M. Cox well, C. P. A., Morris hotel building. 9-16-4t Vote early and see that no man votes oftener than once. Now is the time to do away with the perpetual office hold ing. Now, or never! TALL BUILDING IS ABOUTCOMPLETED Brown-Marx Ready for Occu pancy by October 1 BEST FIRE PROTECTION In Steel Frame Construction the Brown-Marx Building Makes the Record in the United States. Elegant Work. The Brown-Marx building will be ready for occupancy October 1. On January 1. 1906, a four-story brick | building, known as the Lynn building. ! stood on the northwest corner of First ! avenue and Twentieth street. Today, j September 16, 1906, a sixteen-story steel frame structure stands there. This, in the short space of nine months, there has been wrought a change which, as an illustration of growth, rivals al most the bean-stalk which sprung up In Jack’s back garden. The demolition of the old building and the removal of the debris took just two weeks. Actual construction work on the steel frame began on January 16, and by May 12 the last rivet was clinched and the great, tall skeleton stood at full height. The quick succession followed the brick layers who completed their work on June 16, just two and a half months from the date of starting. Carpenters appeared upon the scene on April 16, and are now putting the finishing touches to their work. Fastest Record. These dates are worth remembering, as they represent the fastest record for work of this nature In the United States. ILouis J. Boyer, the superintendent of the building, said a day or two ago: "I take great pride in the work which has been done on the Brown-Marx building. The total cost of this building will figure up about $350,000, and the time of con struction a little over nine months. This is the record in the United States today for buildings of this kind. There has been no 'scamping.' no hurry up finish: everything has been done in the best and most approved style under the close su pervision of the architect, W. C. Weston. "Next to making the blulding solid and strong, the first consideration was to make it fireproof as fnr ns human knowl edge can provide. The floors, partitions and roof are built of hollow tiles. Upon every floor there Is a hose and hydrant supplied by water from an Immense tank on the roof. This tank is kept full by a pump which is used to raise the water above the height where ordinary pres sure ceases, and, in cases of emergency, this pump can be used to force the water direct into the hose. There Is also a Siamese hydrant connection on the street level to which the fire department can at tach their pumping engines. So far as water to extinguish fire Is concerned, every provision has been made. Exceptionally Fine Plumbing. "Special attention has been given to the plumbing work, which is being done by Nacey & Co. *nf Chicago, the same firm that did the plumbing work in the First National Bank building. All the latest and best systems of sanitary plumbing have been introduced; a most important feature in a building where probably not less than 1500 people will require accom modation daily. Gas and electricity will bo laid on to each office. The electric fittings have been given special attention, the wires lead Into a meter room on each floor, and from thence are conducted through pipes ensuring complete Insulation. In like manner all telephone wires are pro tected. “There are four Otis electric elevators, three passenger and one combination freight and passenger. The difference In time between the street and the fifteenth ; floor will be about twent.v second. The elevator service will be equal to any thing In New York, and that says much for it. “While great care has been taken to make the building safe and sanitary, the Interior decorations have not been over looked. The walls along the corridors and in the lavatories are walnscotted with polished white marble from Talladega county. The doors and trimmings are birch veneered, mahogany stained and polished. The glass in the borrowed lights is Florentine plate, and the floors and stair steps are white marble. All the doors, and there are 800 of them, will be furnished with letter box plates, Yale locks and Yale fittings. There ‘are over 1000 windows in toe building; every office being well lighted and well ventilated. Will Have Rathskeller. “The basement will be used as a res taurant and rathskeller after the fash ion In northern cities. An elaborately fitted up barber's shop will also find place In the basement. The drainage of the building is effected by the construction of a deep well In the basement, which acts as a reservoir for the “seepage* water and from which it is drawn by automatic pumps into the city sewers. The ventilation of the base ment wil be on *vhat is known as the ex haust plan, whereby the foul air Is pumped out, allowing fresh air to take Its place. Exclusive of the top, or ICth floor, which will be used as a storeroom, there will be 280 offices on the fourteen floors, and five stores on the ground floor. The total floor space In the building will be about 76,000 square feet, the full height of the building from the sidewalk to the parapet Is 260 feet. “Steam heating is used throughout the building and in this respect there has bean a departure from the usual manner of laying the pipes. A large main will convey the steam from the street to the garret, and from thence It will be dis tributed In small pipes throughout the building. About Ready. “The building will be ready for oc cupancy by October 1, in fact tenants can move in about ten days from now. “This is the third steel frame construc tion I have superintended in Birming ham, and I expect to superintend the erection of many more. The office build ing of the future, whether it be ten or fifteen stories, will be solid like this one. The catastrophe in San Francisco has demonstrated the steel frame's sta bility under heavy strain and its safety in case of fire.” "misleading The headlines of a communication in yesterday morning’s Age-Herald would create the impression that the Advance has made an editorial endorsement of the candidacy of Col. E. E. Higdon for sheriff. This Is mls-leadlng, as the matter quoted appeared as a “write up” or advertisement in the March issue of the Advance. The Advance has made no editorial re ference whatever to the race for sheriff. THE ADVANCE. Ask the church members and moral men of this community about Judge Stiles—they be lieve him a Christian gentle man of strong character, great ability and undoubted in tegrity Why Why don’t you drop us a postal card, Don’t You giving your name and address and let us Send and send you our Leter of Instructions How to Get It? Bank by Mail? It will cost you only one cent—and may be t he means of starting you on the road to wealth. We receive deposits from as far north as Alaska and from away down in Cuba. We have depositors among Uncle Sam’s boys both in the army and navy. Why can’t we have you? Bemember that this is the only strictly savings bank of importance in Alabama, and that we doubly secure our depositors by requiring first-class im proved Birmingham real estate mortgages or other equally safe collateral security for all our loans. OtfHoe hours a g jK Ths bank from • a. m. (ITTWIlf iMflll/f Bill LIZ lo opon to ^ _ MSmnmlf AimaiNmlmimiAi /am ..._ j;:n. viiiuiwvHium mint ZZ 2003 FIRST AVENUE. Birmingham. Officer*—J. H. Cobb*, President) H. H. Mayberry, Vice-President! C. O. Simpson, Vler-PrcHldenlj Charles M. Spencer, Treasurer) C. G. Dnvldsoa, Secre tary and Auditor. Directors—J. B. Cobbs, B. F. Roden, C. O. Simpson, J. II. Robinson, E. D. Smith, II. II. Mayberry, I.ouls Gelders, C. B. Spencer,-Moses levy, J. YV. Donnelly, Hurry Jones, J. Beecher Adams, T. H. Aldrich, Jr., F. B. Yielding, Bertram Ja cobs. J. G. YYrhimeld, H. C. Abbott, YV. I,. Murdoch, A. W. Nelson, Charles A. ! Stillman. E. G. Cole, Sibley P. King, of Birmingham) C. O. Burns of New Y'orfc. 1 ■ ' ■ - __ IN THE BIRMINGHAM REAL ESTATE MARKET Trading In local real estate the past week has been more regular than for some time. Although most of the transac tions closed involved property located in the residence portions of the city condi tions in all sections of the city are Bald to be excellent and prices very firm. The proper papers were filed In the probate clerk’s office yesterday recording the following transactions in local real estate in which amounts of $760 or more were involved: Robert N. Bell and wife to Mrs. Virginia A. Palmer, lot 4 In block 164, Birmingham, the said property fronting 50 feet on the south side of Avenue C between Thir teenth and Fourteenth streets and ex tending back 140 feet to an alley in the rear, the consideration involved in the transaction being $4500. Mrs. S. C. Malone and W. N. Malone to Mrs. Mary E. Rensford. lots 30 and 40 in block 794, Birmingham, the said prop erty having a frontage together of 78 1-3 feet on the west line of South Fifteenth street, between Avenue I and Avenue J and extending back 106 feet, the consid eration Involved in the transaction being $3000. Samuel Jeff and wife to E. F. Morrison, lot 2 in block 1, according to the survey of Mrs. Nancy A. Wood’s addition to Woodlawn, the said lot fronting 60 feet on the west line of Fifty-third street and extending back 146 feert to an alley in the rear, the consideration Involved in the transaction being $900. John H. Cole to T. F. Cole, the north half of the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of the northeast quar ter and 7 acres of land In the northwest corner of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section 28, township 15. range 2 west; also the northwest quar ter of the northwest quarter of section 27, township 15, south, range 2 west, and the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 21, township 15 south, range 2 west, containing 27 acres, the consideration Involved in the transaction being $800. Mineral rights are reserved, j V. B. Parker and wife to John O. Wal- j leer, lots 21. 22 and 23, according to Smith & Kirkland's survey In the southwest j quarter of the southeast quarter of sec tion 15, township 17. range 3 west, the said lots fronting 150 feet in Kirkland avenue and extending bock 118 feet 2 inches to an alley in the rear, the con sideration involved In the transaction be ing $1050. Tura Lykes to Rudolph Wegelin and wife, part of lots 7 and 8 in block 643, Birmingham, the said lot fronting 60 feet on the west line of Thirty-Second street between Eleventh and Twelfth avenues, and extending back 190 feet to an alley 1n the rear, the consideration involved in the transaction being $3078. J. W. Farrlor, J. T. Martin and the Bessemer Trust and Banking company to A. C. Crotwoll, part of lot 1 and all of lots 2, 3 and 4 in block 385, Besse mer, according to the survey of the Besse mer Land and Improvement company, the consideration involved In the transaction being $840. J. W. Baker to Frederick W. Dixon, part of lot 10 In block 16, according to the map of Ftnnoy & JoneH. addition, the consideration involved in the transaction being $2200. C. C. Camp and wife to George Sel lers, the west half of the northwest quarter of section 9, township 16, range 1 west, qxcept 20 acres off of the east Bide of the said 80 acres; also 6 acres of land in the east half of the southeast quar ter of the southeast quarter of section 8, township 16, range 1 west, the considera tion involved In the transaction being $750. James P. Couch and wife to J. H. Taylor, lot 4 In block 1. according to the map of the Lynch, Kehn, Townley & Colvin addition to Woodlawn, the said property fronting 50 feet on the oast side of Sixty-first street and extending back about 180 feet to an alley in the rear, the consideration involved In the transaction being $2750. Attractive ads. are Illustrated. Lei the Gawk make your 11 lustration#. Age-Herald Building. i RADIANT MAIDENS WILL TEACH BOYS! TEACHERS LISTEN TO LECTURE DELIVERED BY MISS LULA BRADFORD IN HIGH SCHOOL, PRACTICAL ADVICE GIVEN, The school teachers of Jefferson county: assembled In the High school building;; yesterday morning at 10:30. About 100 radiant, rosy maidens listened j with attention to a lecture delivered by . Miss Lula Bradford. Each young lady came provided with a pencil and tablet, but as the lecture was one which appealed more to the eyes than the ears, very little note taking was done. Miss Bradford’s lecture wajl most Inter esting and instructive. Her remarks chiefly applied to tho methods which she considered best calculated to arouse the Interest of children in the primary grades in their studies. “Teach the children to do something,’* said the lecturer. “Tear ft them how to count and measure; teach them to be ac curate In what they do, If It is only the folding of a sheet of paper. “The blackboard Is tho great means of reaching a ohild's mind. The child Is quick to perceive what you might And It dif ficult to explain In words.'The boy likes to show results from his work and this disposition should be taken advantage of to And something for him to do which will keep him occupied and release you to attend to other matters.’’ Miss Bradford Illustrated her remarks by showing how simply,her suggestions ' could bo put into effect. She deftly manip ulated ribbons to show how the yard, half yard and quarter could be measured; i sheet of paper four inches square was folded so as to make sixteen squure Inches, and afterwards the model of a, house was made out of the same piece of paper. Simple designs In rugs and wall paper were rapidly sketched on the black board with the view of showing how the Inventive genius of a child could be drawn forth, and many other matters ap pertaining to the subject of mind train ing were touched upon. After the lecture, Miss Bradford whi warmly congratulated and thanked by all present. f The public schools of Jefferson county open tomorrow. Everything possible has been done to provide for the comfort of the pupils, while the efficiency of the teachers has been secured by tiie rigid ex* amlnatlons they had to puss before ob-' taining certificates to teaefti. DEATHS AND FUNERALS. Jerry Stiff. Jerry Stiff, the 3-months-olrl child of J. R. Stiff, died Friday night at 2:30 North Sixty-first street. Funeral services were held at the homo at 2 o’clock yesterday; afternoon and interment was at the Wood lawn cemetery. Hermaan Bennett. Hermaan Bennett, age 3 years, died yes terday morning at the home of his father, W. H. Bennett, in Leeds. Interment will be tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock In the Leeds cemetery. Miss Emily H. Kennon. Miss Emily H. Kennon, 94 years of age, died last night about 11 o'clock at the home of her nephew, W. K. Saulsbury in North Haven. Funeral arrangements have not yet been mode. E. T. Shaw & Sons, Undertakers. Green Undertaking Company.