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OVERLOOK The fact that our burglar in surance will come in handy when you least expect it. Pro tect your valuables. Interstate CasualtyCompany Capital Stock paid in $250,000 HENRY B. GRAY, Preaidant Home Office, Birmingham, A1& | AT THE HOTELS | W. P. Temple of Nashville, W. B. Gib son of Corona and W. D. Christie Of At lanta are registered at the Hillman. R. Kaupp of Decatur, L. T. Douglas of Memphis and R. O. Richards of Al tfertvllle are stopping at the Birming ham. J. F. Scott of Sylacuaga. C. T. Wat kins of Atlanta and J. L. Jeffrya of Memphis are at the Florence. W. B. Herrin of Mobile, G. Bloch of Nashville and F. Williams of Atlanta are among those registered at the Mor ris. R. H. Bister of Decatur, W. H. Mc Neil of Ragland and G. B. Blanchard of Montgomery are stopping at tne Met ropolitan. W. P. Adams of Huntsville. W. A. Cobb of Selma and Murray Cannon of Oakman are among the arrivals at the Empire. B’NAI B’RITH IS MAKING ITS PLANS Grand President and Famous Woman Orator Will Be Heard Here This Week At. « well attended meeting of Birming ham lodge, No. 368, Independent Order of B'Nal B’Rith, yesterday morning In the vestry of Temple Emanu-El, preparations were made forAhe visit of I .eon Sciiwars, grand president of district No. 7, which includes Alabama, Tennessee, Louisiana, Florida, Arkansas. Mississippi and Texas, to Birmingham Thursday to Sunday. The propagation work to be done at that time, for the celebration of B’Nai B’Rith day next Sunday night and otheF work, were also taken up. Madame Pevsner, the famous woman orator, who speaks several languages and represents a school of arts and trades In Palestine, will be the orator at the cele bration next Sunday night in Temple Eiuaou-El, to which the public Is Invited. Madame Pevsner has been heard in all parts of the United States. She is said to be a woman of great ability and makes a forceful talk. The. public is Invited to attend the celebration and hear one of the most wonderful women In the w’orld. Next Sunday afternoon a second lodge of the B’Nai B'Rlth will be instituted here, and a number of members will be Initiated into the present lodge. The BNai B’Rith is doing a great work for orphans, widows, the consumptives and others in the Jewish religion. Much en thusiasm is being worked up in Birming ham In the order. COUNTY COURTS CONVENE TODAY Judge Fort Will Organize Grand and Petit Juries in the First Division The several courts of Jefferson coun ty. both crlmfrTal end civil, will recon vene this morning, when juries for the week will be organized and the cases set in the January term will be aken up. In the first division of the crim inal court Judge Fort will organize the grand and petit juries. Judge Greene will preside in the second di vision. In the city court ell divisions will be at work. In th© first three divisions Judges C. C. Nesmith, C. W. Ferguson end J. M. Miller will take up the jury dockets set for the week. Judge H. A. fclharp will take up the non-jury docket act in the fourth division. Both di visions of the circuit court have been in session for the past week trying non jury cases. Judge E. C. Crow and Judge C B. Smith will take up the jury ©vekets set in their respective divisions. NEGRO IS KILLED Shot During Quarrel Over Card Game At Doleito Prince Cobb, a negro, was shot and kilted yesterday afternoon at Doleito in An argument over a card game. Deputy sheriffs who went to the scene state that the shooting was don© by John Coleman, another negro. A crowd of negroes W’ere playing cards in an empty house In Doleito when a quarrel was^ started over the game, ending in the killing of Cobb. Deputies with the bloodhounds follow-ed the trail for several miles but lost it in a swamp. Pastors’ Union Meets Today The Pastor's union will hold the regular monthly meeting this morning at 10 o'clock in the First Methodist churcll. The Rev. John S. Foster of the First Presbyterian church will preside. Tills will be the first meeting that Dr. Fos ter will preside as president of the union, as he was elected to succeed the late Dr. Plunkett for the remainder of the year at the last monthly meeting. Prudential Savings Bank The stockholders of the Prudential Savings bank, a colored Institution, located on Fourth avenue, have been called to meet in their annual session tonight in the Mason building. on Third avenue between Seventeenth and Klghteenth streets. Dr. U. to. Mason is president and W. W. Hadnot cashier of the bank. Negro Woman Struck By Car J.ulu Harris, a negro woman, was struck by a Birmingham Railway Light and Power company car yesterday aft ernoon about B:30 o'clock at the corner of Avenue B and Nineteenth street. The woman was badly bruised and sustained a fracture of the hip. She was taken to a local Ukflrmary. PUBLIC HEARING TOM CANAL Big Attendance Expected at Chamber of Commerce FRIDAY’S MEETING Will Be Held At Hotel Hillman and Nominating Committee Will Be Chosen To Name the New President This week tile Chamher of Commerce will be a little more active as the holi days are past and Secretary Radcliffe will be on the job this morning. There are only two important meetings sche duled for this week, the public hearing this morning and the January meeting on Friday night. The public hearing begins at 10 o'clock this morning and promises to be well attended. In fact so many are expected to attend that Assistant Sec retary Everett announced that the hear ing would be In the reading room In stead Of the directors’ room as previ ously announced. The public hearing this morning was ordered by the war department to find out the sentiment In this vicinity on the proposed waterway to connect Rlr mlngham with the Warrior river. Maj. C. A. F. Flagler, the government engi neer stationed at Mobile, will conduct I the hearing. The waterways committee, under Chairman James A. Vanhoose, has pre pared an Imposing list of speakers who will present dominant facts why Bir mingham should be favored with the canal. Bessemer will also be repre sented at the taring with a hundred of her representative citizens headed by the mayor and the president of the Board Of Trade. The programme of speakers follows: Culpepper Exum—"Why Birmingham Wants the aCnal." George Rutledge, mayor of Bessemer —“The Canal From I he Bessemer View point.” J. W. McQueen, vice president of the Sloss-Sheffteld company—"Pig Iron and the Canal.” President H. W Crook. of the Besse mer Board of Trade—“The Attitude of the Bessemer Business Men to the Waterway." G. B. McCormack, president of the Pratt Consolidated Coal company— “Coal and Coke via the Canal." J. E. Shelby, president of the Bir mingham Board of Trade—“How Bir mingham Business Men and Merchants Regard the Canal.” W. P. G. Harding, president of the First National bank—-“Financial Invest ments, Present and Future, in the Blr mingham District." J, T. Blatter, secretary of the Freight Bureau of the Merchants and Manu facturers' association—“Freight Rates and the Waterway." Meeting Next Friday The January meeting, which will take place in the banquet hall of the Hotel Hillman Friday night, promises to have the record attendance of the monthly meetings of the Chamber of Commerce. At this meeting a nominating commit tee will be selected to prepare a slate of officers to succeed the present ad ministration to be voted on February 7. Much interest is already de\reloping as to the probable choice the nominat ing committee will make for president. John W. Sibley, the present executive, absolutely refuses, to stand for a re election. In Chamber of Commerce cir cles at the present time there is only one name that is being seriously con sidered, atid that Is Oscar C. Turner. According to a large number of Cham ber of Commerce men interviewed on the question a better choice could not be found to succeed Mr. Sibley. To assure the largest possible attend ance at the meeting. President Sibley has mailed letters ot invitation to every member of the civic chamber. The let ter follows: "Dear Sir: You are respectfully noti fied that in accordance with the con stitution of the Chamber of Commerce a nominating committee must be elected at the January meeting of the Chamber of Commerce This meeting will be held In the banquet hall of the Hotel Hillman on Friday evening, January 10, at 8 o'clock. vWe trust that there will be a large and representative attendance so that |each member may 1'eel that he has a voice in the selection of a committee to nominate officers and directors for 1 the ensuing year. "Light refreslmu r;ts will be served at the close of the meeting, and we hope that you will come and help to make this a real ‘Get Together and Htay Together’ meeting. "With best wisnes for a happy and proseprous New Year, I arn. Yours cordially. JOHN W. SIBLEY. "President.” Charity Committee to Report | In the latter part of the week the charity tnvestigaring^fommittee will algo meet. The exact day hag not yet been decided on. Thig committee 'San for some time been investigating the various charities In and about Birming ham to decide on the merlta of each for the patronage of Blrmlngmim citi zens. The report of this committee is anxiously awaited as it is felt that they have something interesting. According to Assistant Secretary Everett, the past week in the Cham ber of Commerce was remarkable for the great number of visitors that came to the chamber fdr information. These visitors came from all paKts of the coun try and were greatly Impressed witli Birmingham and the statistics which Mr. Everett presented to them on this locality. CASH REGISTER CASE RESUMED TODAY Cincinnati. January S.—The trial of John H. Patterson, president of the Na tional Cash Register company of Dayton, O., and 29 other officials and employes will be resumed in the United States court here tomorrow. Hugh Chalmers, president of the Chalmers Motor com pany, who formerly was vice president and general manager of the cash regis ter company. Is expected to testify for the government during the week. Dis trict Attorney McPherson estimate! to day that three weeks would be necessary to present the government's case. Ja'gow to Succeed Kiderlen-Wmeehter Berlin, January 5.—It Is probable that G. Von Jagow, the German am bassador to Italy, will be appointed secretary of state for foreign affair.-. A semi-official announcement was made today that Herr Von Jagow win being considered as the successor of Herr Von Ividerlen-Waechter, whose death occurred December 30. Herr Von Jagow went to Rome am ambassador An 1303. BIRMINGHAM’S TRAVELING,SALESMEN Two Birmingham Merchants as Examples of What Traveling Men Can Do When They Make Up Their Minds—Stories About Men on the Road—Personal Mention EVERT traveling man in this state will be interested in the an nouncement that two traveling salesmen of the old school have recent ly incorporated their business in Bir mingham at $500,000. They are R. M. Goodall, from. Nashville, and Murray Brown, also of that city. The formal details of the Incorporation were given several days ago in The Age-Herahl, but so much interest has been attracted in commercial circles that a resume of their work is given this morning upon insistent requests from various sources. Frcrtn their unrivaled success the struggling traveling man may take heart and feel that if the same business prin cipals, the same square deal and if the same energy is at their command the same success may in time be duplicated by no end of traveling salesmen of this community if they so desire. Mr. Brown aid Mr. Goodall, now the employers of dozens of traveling men. are remembered by a host of local peo ple as regular men on the road. Mur ray Brown was* noted In those days, as he is now, for his wonderful ability to administer the social massage and to thts day has no equal in that great trait diplomacy. In fact it is a tax upon E. Ramsay to keep pace with that remarkable despenser of taffy. Murray Brown is also an ex-news paper man, which doubtless accounts for the fact that he is now rated at a quarter of one million or some such unbelievable sum of morey. He at tended school In Nasi Mle, wrote “Waife of the Fourth YV* 1" for the Nashville Banner and atti ed a cor ner Jot school. The presertt secretary of Goodall-Brown also did that same j thing as did the credit manager. The | three men left the Slime'school, went to work for the same house in Nashville and are even now with the same house. In their entire business career they have changed only one time. The business of Goodall-Brown & Co was started 12 years ago in the Bir mingham Railway, Eight artd Power company offices, as now constituted. That building was vacated by Caheen Brothers, then Drennen & Co. and fol lowing that Goodall-Brown moved into it. About eight years later the present building was erected. A singular fact in connection with | the then firm of Goodall-Brown is that Mr. Goodall and Mr. Brown met for the first time on the very same spot where they are now operating the half million dollar concern. That Is to say in the Caldwell hotel, which was on that corner. As many know that buR 1 ing was destroyed by fire many yef a ago. ^ ^ Tlic success of Goodall-Brown distinct victory for Birmingham as a jobbing center. When the firm started with a very inconsiderable amount of money It was freely predicted th£.t the business would go to smash and that Murray and Robert would be on the road again soon. That was from ene mies of Birmingham and enemies of the two drummers who had sufficient nerve to tackle a hard job. However, as is now shown the two gentlemen are far from being on starvation street and have not returned to the road yet ex cepting by 80 or 40 well remunerated and plucky representatives. The creation of a firm like Goodall Brow’n shows clearly what can be done in Birmingham. There a business of immense proportions has been brought up in Birmingham by the w'ork of two men, and the greatness of Birmingham as a trading center proved. Of course in handling this work it should not be overlooked that Erskine Ramsay and George B. McCormack, both of whom are vice presidents of the firm, had some little details to han- ' die in connection with the work. These two widely know n men assisted in i many way's to the general success that has been attained although they mod estly disclaim any hand in the crea tion of that splendid business house. EGG DEALERS TRY OUT NEW AUTOMOBILE W. F. Donovan and F. W. Blackford, who sell eggs and various other things on* Morris avenue and in other places such as Augusta, Atlanta and Memphis, and pose as philanthropists at the game, now have an automobile. They were botli men Saturday after noon breaking all world’s records going up Third avenue in the general direc tion of East Lake in their new racing car. Mr. Donovan was at the wheel and from the expression on “Biackie’s” face, who sat beside him, it was evi dent that he was wishing that Donovan should be elsewhere. Jt must be explained at once that Mr. Donovan is no Barney Oldfield and that he know’s as much about running and steering a car as he knows about the correct by hypothenuse of the binomial theorem, so it will occasion no wonder to the friends of Mr. Blackford to know’ that he felt slightly uncomfortable. To make a long story short, for the ride was not, Mr. Donovan with the proverbial good fortune of a beginner, managed to avoid pedestrians, teams and everything on both sides of the street until tlie machine of its own volition decided to stop which It did somewhere in Woollawn, to the intense relief of Mr. Blackford, who had been seriously contemplating doing a “brodie" ; to the road if the ride bad kept on much longer. As the machine had stopped and would not start again under the persua sive tones of Mr. Donovan, an advisory committee gathered around and com mented freely on the auto troubles of Mr. Donovan. This did not appeal to Mr. Blackford so l idding bis partner a fond farewell he hopped on a city bound electric car and came home. Mr. Donovan followed later and the auto was brought in. They will now’ advertise for a chauf feur. MR. MILLS GRATIFIES MR. AJAX DAVIS A. Jax Davis, the popular secretary of the United Commercial Traveler*, recent Iv bought a Vlctrolo, but has beei) ex tremely troubled about the selection of the, proper records to please his friends. Wal ter Mills, hearing of his dilemma, went to the trouble of making up a list of rec ords which he thought would be accept able to the rotund Ajax. The list fol low s: Record No. 1—"You Have a Beautiful Dine, But Nothing Wanted Today.” Remarks—The above record I* a beau tiful ballad which bringH tears to the eyes of every traveling man, rendered to the music of "Everybody's Doing It Now." (Takes very well.) Record No. 2—"Why Didn't You Send an Advance Card^’f Remarks—The following beautiful lines In this song record are familiar to all: "We did nut know you were coming, so we bought our goods last week.” (Very popular.) Record No. 3—"How Dong Are You /Go ing To Be Here’.’ We Will See You Some Time Next Week.” Remarks—This cornet record is very popular In some sections. (Very loud and clear.; Record No. 4— "When Do You Come Here Again?'' Remarks—This old chestnut is being re cited In every city and hamlet, in the country, and Is received everywhere with a smile. (Very humorous. I Record No. 5—“I Am Going to Market Tomorrow." Remarks—This recitation can only he appreciated by a traveling man with a 1135 round trip ticket In Ills pocket and 3000 miles frqm home. (Very pathetic.) Re cord No. S-“We Have Had Rad Weather for Almost a Month; We Cannot Buy Today." Remarks—This song is heard very much during the rainy season and lias caused many an aching heart. (Very sad.) Record No. 7—"Where Will You He Next Week; I Will Mail Your Order to You.” Remarks—This song was suggested by that beautiful melody so popular years age, “The Letter That lie Longed for Never C'ame." (Painfully true to life.l Record No. 8—"I Haven't Got My Lim its.” Remarks-This old title suggests a pe culiar condition that exists and the Ap propriate ending of the chorus Is fresh In the mind of every traveling man: "Isn't It the limit, I haven't got any limits, so I surely will eliminate your line." (Tills solo Is encored repeatedly.) Record No. 9 "I Cannot See You Satur day or Monday." _ MR. FIELDING SAYS BUSINESS IS GOOD "Ruslnesa last week was excellent,” said E. I,. Fielding, assistant manager of Ar mour & Co., "and rather surprising foi this time of the year. "The week following the holidays," he continued, "Is usually a very dull period with all classes of Jobbers and wholesal ers, hut the past wccl| has proven a not able exception, and especially In the meat business, which has shown no perceptible falling off following the holidays. “Collections, which arc as a rule very slow at this time of the year, are coming along In good shape. This Is especially complimentary to the general prosperity of Alabama, as tile credits In Georgia and Mississippi, adjoining states, are at a very low ebb at the present time. "The year 1913 has started auspiciously with the meat business, and from my personal observation the same may !>• said of all the other wholesale and job bing houses In Birmingham, and there Is a general feeling of optimism In business circles that this will he a banner year In all lines. 1 feel positive thal Birmingham, which has been so aggressive in her progress In the past, will reap a glorious harvest amid the prosperity that began In 1912, but which will attain its full vol ume this year. As a traveling man I am ‘boosting' for the Magic Ohy’ all the time." MR. NICHOLSON IN SELMA K. W. Nicholson, a popular traveling n-.an, spent the holidays visiting relatives In flelma He took things very easy between Christmas and New Years, just exchanging stories with the erudite >*el ntlans. U. C. T. RALLY DAY FEBRUARY 1 Birmingham council, No. 172, I\ c . T., will hold a rally day for the initiation of a large class of candidates at its regular monthly meeting, which falls on Feb rurary 1. According to A. Jax Davis, the size of the class depends entirely upon the de termination and efforts of the members of the council. There Is not, he further avers, One member of the local council “who cannot, if he will, secure the appli cation of one or more members.” A general good time is assured nil the members of the Tr. c. T., and they are one and all urged to he in attendance on that evening, which will be a large one. DR. HEADLAND VERY ACTIVEYESTERDAY Will Speak This Morning At Birmingham College TALKS ON MISSIONS Shows How Even the Business World Is Benefited By the Sending of .Misionaries to the Heathen Countries Dr. T. D. Headland of Nashville, preached on the topic: “Foreign Mis sions,” last night at the First Methodist church. Dr. Headland prcarhed on a subject with which he was thoroughly acquainted as he was for 16 years a missionary in China—many of these years as head of Peking university. Yesterday morning Dr. Howard occu pied the pulpit at the Highlands Metho dist church and In the afternoon talked at a special mission meeting at the First church. Announcement was made last night that he will speak at 11 o'clock this morning at Birmingham college to the students and faculty. He will deliver the lecture on "The Making of a Man," which has been pronounced a masterpiece by those who have heard it. An Invita tion has been extended to the pastor s union to attend and the general public Is also urged to he present. Defies the Doubters In Ills talk last night—for It was more of a talk than a sermon—Dr. Headland told of the work of the missionaries In (*hina and he flung deflance at the doubt ers who were pessimistic that any good could come out of missions In th*» dark and benighted countries. “All the Chris tian countries of the world were cnee worse off than China lias ever bfen and they are only great today because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ preached through the missionaries,'* he said. “While our ancestors were living in huts and clothed in skins as barbarians on the surface of Europe, the inhabit ants of China were about in palaces and w’ere clothed in silks. China, while the u’hite population of the earth basked In Ignorance was great and mighty, and led in the thought of the world; but she did not have the Gospel and she fell backwards when the Christians attained power. Missionerles Christianized Eu rope and so advanced It In education that China soon fell back as an Ig norant and benighted country. “The Christian missionary is responsi ble for all the progress of the woGd— or it should be said this way. the Gos pel of Jesus Christ is responsible for the progress of the world. All the sciences, inventive thought, discoveries of the earth's resources came as the result of t the man with the Gospel. China in all her greatness thousands of years ago ! never create a science. They lack the understanding that only comes from the' teachings of the Gospel. “Peaople 1 meet very often doubt • the good missions do. They do not tnow anything about it, but the great bust- | ness men—J. P. Morgan, John D. Rocke« feller, George W. Perkins; they know a little about it—at least from a business viewpoint, and what do they say? They! say missionaries are the forerunners of trade. This, from the greatest busi ness genuises of the present day. Benefit Corporations “In every country of the heathen in which missionary ventures education and | progress follow’. The Standard oil could j well afford to pay all expenses of the for- | eign missions in China and charge it to advertising, because of the Chinese trade it now’ enjoys as the direct result of Gospel teaching in China. “The T’nited States Steel Corporation— the. steel trust could easily spend mil lions in China at the present time sup porting the foreign missions and colleges for just the educational value that money would produce—for China is progressing and Yuan Shi Kal the president of China, has just announced that China is to spend all her revenue lu building TAX COMMISSION IS HEREFORD! Comes Sustained By Recent Court Decision * TO TAKE JjT CASES About 100 Which Have Not Been Compromised Will Be Taken lip, Will Be In Session About One Week After an absence of nearly two months the state tax commission Is again In Birmingham. This arm of the state gov ernment Is now authorized through a de cision of the supreme court, to go ever the hend of the hoard of revenue of Jefferson county in making assessments on property subject to taxation. The three commissioners, J. f^e Hong, and John B. Powell, and two clerks. JV. T. I*oyd and Kugene ffHrlen, are present,, and today will hear all of the cases pending, those in other words, which have not, been compromised. It Is estimated that the number to be heard will approximate loo. The commission rs will he in the city Tor a week or more. The situation as developed was not ex peeted It Is believed by the commlsalon ers t Item selves a month ago. As Is ie membered. it was the general Impression throughout the state that the state tax commission had no authority to Increase the assessment on property which as sessment had been passed upon and en dorsed by the hoard of revenue. This idea was held by the members of the commission, it Is said. However, the commission tame to Birmingham on the Instructions of (Governor O'Xeal and at tempted to assess property the original assessment on which had been approved by the hoard of revenue. The commis sion was stopped by an order of Judge Crowe. The point went to the supreme court for decision, and the court de cided that the state had the right to make Hie assessments even after the board of revenue had acted. Following the settlement of these cases, Secretary 'Hoyd, who has been secretary of the commission since the dav of Its creation In 1907, will retire from the service of the state, and enter that of the Alabama Interstate Power company as special la-v agent. It is generally be lieved that the commissioners will se lect Mr. O'Brien, next In rank to Mr. land, as the new secretary. R. R. BIVINS RECOVERS Will Be Able to Attend Board of Revenue Meeting Today Rufus R- Bivins, member of tlie board of revenue who hoe been confined to his room through injuries received at a recent fire near Ills apartments, is aide to be_out and tvlll attend the ses sion of tlie hoard of revenue this morn ing when the^ convict supervisor will he elected. Yesterday Mr. Bivins paid a visit to Ids mother at Bivins crossing, who is quite 1)1. railroads and schools. Education tri China means progress and progress means railroads and railroads means steel rails, j There are other large corporations tiiat could afford to do the same thing—for they are reaping the benefits of trade In countries made accessible to trade and producing trade by the mission.aries^-the teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. • For all tlie doubters of the good of missions there Is only one statement to make: let them all look around the city in which they happen to live, let them read about what a great country they nre in and then, let them Just remem ber that all of tlie progress of this coun try as well as other Christian count.iie* Is the direct result of the teachings of tlie Gospel of Jesus Christ as brought In by the missionaries. The Christian world Is today what it is because ot Jesus Christ and his Gospel whlcd* I'-* been taught in all the corners ot the world by bis Instruction." \t-^ MAKE A DEPOSIT TODAY All deposits made with this bank before January 10 will be credited with interest at the rate of 4 per cent from January 1. Gain this additional interest. Be an American—One of us. (4% On Savings American Trust & Savings Capital Surpltn $500,000 £>ailK $250,000 W. W, Crawford, President H. L. Badham, Vice President Edward B. Crawford, Aist. Cashier C. M. Williamson, Cashier W. C, Hamilton, Asst Cashlar G. B. McCormack, Chairman of Board V.-------1 DR. W. E. EVANS BIDS ADVENT CONGREGATION AFFECTIONATE FAREWELL IN BRIEF TALK By CKAMjES H. HANDV After administering the sacrament of i the Lord’s supper to the congregation i of tlie Church of the Advent, Dr. W\ E. ' Evans, for the past five years the be loved rector, bade them an affectionate! and singularly touching farewell yes terday. The church was crowded at yesterday morning's service as it was the last time that Dr. Evans wquld officiate the rector. The communion service— always solemn and Impressive—was doubly so. as every one present realized it meant the severance of the ties that bound a well beloved rector to an ap preciative and loyal vestry and congre gation. Dr. Evans did not preach a sermon; possibly lie was afraid of a break down, but made a talk couched in terms of the deepest affectidn In which he thanked the officers of the church end the congregation for the earnest and loyal support he lias received while working with them as their rector, lie thanked the choir and their leader, Prof Orambs, for their splendid service and Mr. Richards, the lay reader, for his over ready and efficient help. He stated it was with profound re gret that he would leave Birmingham, and the many close and personal friend ships in church and out, that he had formed since coming to the city. A vein of sadness ran through his brief remarks. He was plainly affected, as were the members of the congrega tion and appropriate as were his remarks ids manner was far more eloquent than words. As I he beautiful communion .service closed a profound silence reigned throughout the church as Dr. Evans pro nounced the final benediction and many eyes were dim with tears. Immediately after the service the vestry of the church hold a short session and acting on th® confirmation of Bislup Beckwith, elected the Rev. Barnwell of New Bedford, Mass., as th© successor of Dr. Evans, he having been nominated a few days ago. The secretary of th© vestry wired Mr. Barnwell of the ac tion of the vestry and it is understood he will accept. Dr. Evans will offlciato at the wed ding of Miss Sarah Ellen Greene, daugh ter of Judge and Mrs. Samuel E. Greene, to Mr. Samuel Hobbs, which will take place Wednesday evening at the resi dence at. Earle place. On Thursday evening Mr. and Mr*. Robert Jcmison will give a buffet sup per at their residence, Glen Iris, to the members of the vestry and their wives and a number of personal friends of Dr. Evans, at which Dr. and Mrs. Ev ans will be the guests of honor. On Friday morning Dr. Evans w ill leave for Dodwell, Va., where he has a country homo and where he will in fu ture reside. Dr. Evans has been In failing health for some time and realizing the abso lute necessity for rest and quietude, ten dered his resignation to the vestry, which was regretfully accepted. A preacher of deep thought and force, learned and eloquent, and possessing a strong and pleasing' personality, Dr. Ev ans was a power in the spiritual up lift of the city, and will be long re membered by all who knew him, and his loss will l»e keenly felt. The date his successor will arrive in the city Is not yet known, but it is un derstood will be just as soon as his pres ent place has been filled. The members of the vestry are: Rob ert Jemison, Sr., senior warden: 10. M. Tutwiler, junior warden: S. E. Thomp son, treasurer: Tom O. Smith, t. W. Mc Queen. J. W. Donnelly, Judge S. B. Greene, Robert A. Ferrell, J. River* Garter, J. V. Coe and Priestly Toudwin. SCENE OFDISASTER Now Believed That Death List From Cave-In Will Be Only Six I While no work was done at the big ditch •at Crews station, which was the scene of tiie disaster Friday, hundreds of curi osity seekers visited tlie spot yesterday. A constantly shifting crowd was present at all hours during the day, notwith standing the fact that nothing happened. The bare possibility that one or two more bodies may yet he buried there, however, seemed to draw the curious to the scene. Wlille It is not absolutely certain, there is no reason to believe that any of the work men other than the six removed Saturday ! night lost their lives in the culvert. AMUSEMENTS Margaret Anglin One of the important offerings of the t [present dramatic season at the Jeffer son theatre will be the visit of the distinguished actress. Margaret Anglin, who will bo seen Thursday, matinee and night, after a 13 weeks' stay at the Maxine Kliiott theatre in New York, in her delightful comedy en titled ”(Jreen Stockings.'' Heretofore It has been customary to associate the name of Anglin with emotional wom en. hut th** new comedy is brilliant and witty. Seat sale starts tomorrow. | .Margaret Kington “Kindling.” by Charles Kenyon, a vivid episode in the life of some real people from the tenement district, por traying elemental human emotion, a:ul In which Miss Margaret Jllington will appear here Saturday, matinee and night, at the Jefferson theatre, per haps is the play that banded together a group of some of the most famous literary men, dramatic critics, maga zine writers and newspaper men to send forth an appeal or indorsement. Seat sale Thursday. At the Bijou \\ illiam A. Brady’s number one company of “Baby Mine,” with Walter Jones in his original part of Jimmy, as played by him over 40o times in New York In the original cast, will be this week’s ex traordinary attraction at the Bijou the atre. The company plays but three times at popular prices, and Birmingham was so fortunate as to bo one of the three 1 cities selected. The cast is strong and tho production absolutely complete in every way. The comedy is by Margaret Mavo, and has been one of the biggest successes of the past 10 years. At the Majestic A vaudeville bill of many unusually good features is offered at the Majestic the atre this week, commencing with a mati nee this afternoon and running every aft ernoon, with two performances every night. The bill includes Jules Held and hU merry kids lr» “Examination Days,” a musical comedy sketch of school days; Williams and Held, black face imperson ations; Elizabeth Otto, the girl at the piano, and two other acts. Tho Majestic is the only vaudeville house open this w eek, as the Orpheum is closed for alter ations. Boiler Explodes; One Dead Detroit, January 6.—The explosion of the boiler of a Detroit and Toledo Shore Line railroad locomotive here today caused the death of one man and the serious Injury of six others. The engine was being prepared to haul a pa.-sf nger train to Toledo when tbs ex plosion occurred. ENJOYABLE BANQUET BV SCHOOLMASTERS Feature of Occasion Was Address by President Denny The schoolmasters’ banquet at the Morris hotel on Saturday evening was a delightful affair. Tho menu served was excellent. There was genuine good will, mirth and the gladsome spirit of recreation and social fun and pleasure. Thirty-five of the schoolmasters and i heir friends were present to enjoy the occasion and to listen to the splendid address of Dr. George H. Denny, presi dent of the University of Alabama on ‘‘Gen. Hubert Jfi. Lae as a College Presi dent." Dr. Denny showed General Lee to be a master of details, as well as strong I in discipline and effective as a construc j tor of courses of study. General Lee, according to the speaker, anticipated many of the more recent of modern ideas or industrial, commer cial and practical education. lie kept In close touch with the young men of the college and guided their training with a masterly hand. The address made a profound impression on all who were present, and was greatly enjoyed by tiie participants in the banquet, iri. i\ Burruss, tin* toastmaster, called on Dr. I sc w i s Morris. Dj. K. I*. Hogan, Prof. Joel I >u Bose, \V. r. Griggs, superin tendent of Gadsdo.u public schools, all of whom made Interesting and happy talks, c. A. Brow i, it. V. Allgood, C. < \ Haworth, it. K. Tidwell made appro priate response to toa&ts proposed. Dr. J. H. Phillips, superintendent of Die Birmingham schools, and member of the club, extended greetings to the guests and memenrs of the club. As the hour of midnight approached tha club adjourned with a wealth of thought and a reservoir of eloquence unconsumed but which will he utilized In the stormy month of March when the club will enjoy another "feast of reason and flow of soul.'’ Gueats and member* of the club present were: Dr. J. 11. Phillips, Dr. George II. Denny, guest of honor; II. P. Burru'S, Dr. E. f\ Hogan, Dr. I^ewis Morris, Dr. J. H. Me-/" I tester. J. D. Matlock, C. A. Brown, Sprlght Dowell. B. Y. Neal, A. A. Lyon, I. W. McAdory, (\ P. Bowman, K. E. Tidwell. Joel l>u Bose, K. V. Allgood. .1. V. Pogue. I. R. Oberchaln, r. L. Guest, S. A. Berry, W. E. Dickson, S» D. Williams, M. F. Bush. E. O. Sanders, T. W. Smith, O. B. Glenn, \V. C. Griggs, C. C. Haworth, J. E. .fefferey, R. L. Dem mitt, J. A. Morgan, A. JG Reese, R. H. Ilagood, C. .1. Ihssery, J. C. Blackwell. Will Lecture to Negroes In the first of a series of lectures covering a mid-winter lecture course, the officers and members of the Sixth Street Baptist church, colored, present P. J. Clyde llandall, a young negro at torney. who has recently removed to this city from California. RandaH, It is said, established quite a reputation in California and had formerly practiced his profession in Georgia. Ills subject is "The Races of the World and Our Race.” E. W. Howell, president of the Atlanta-Alabama Special Benefit com pany, will preside over the meeting. COUGHING Keep coughing: that's one way. Stop coughing: that's another. To keep the cough: do nothing. To stop the cough: Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral. Sold for 70 years, i Ask Your Doctor. tSJnSZ.