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MAN, NOT WOMAN,
RESPONSIBLE FOR
THE SOCIAL EVILS
John D. Rockefeller Jr.,
Gives Aims of the
Bureau of Social
Hygiene
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New York, January 27.—Man, not
woman, Is responsible for the organized
nodal evil in this country in the opin
ion of J. D. Rockefeller, Jr. "Its main
business to run for profit and the profit
1s large," are his views. The views
made public in a statement today giv
ing further details of the aims of the
bureau of social hygiene through which
Rockefeller and ether philanthropists
hope to attack and alleviate conditions
which he considers the greatest single
menace to the perpetuation of the hu
man race.
"The idea of establishing a perma
nent organization to cope witli the
social evil in this country," says the
statement, "was the outgrowth of my
search of six months as foreman of the
white slave grand jury appointed in
New York city at the beginning ot'
3 810. I came at that time to realize
the extent and horror of the evil and
to believe that it constitutes one of
the great and vital world problems of
the hour.
"In the judgment of eminent medical
men it forms from the point of view
of disease the greatest single menace
to the perpetuation of the human race.
Therefore, as a result of conferences
with many people the bureau of social
hygiene was established.
"Under the direction of the bureau
George J. Kneeland, who conducted tlie
Inquiry carried on by the Chicago vice
commission, has made a comprehensive
study of vice conditions in this city
and Abraham Flexner has spent near
ly one year abroad investigating the
methods of dealing with this prob
lem in the leading cities of Europe. He
will make further studies in a number j
of the larger cities of this country, i
As each of these studies is completed
it will l>o published and until this is
done the bureau deems inadvisable and
premature to express its conclusions or
a method of dealing with the social evil
in this city."
As to whether the f*un fortunate wom
an” is a victim or a contributor to
her "own vicious career,” Mr. Rocke
feller saj'a:
“Unhesitatingly I say that in th^ vast
majority of cases she is a ‘victim.’ Pros
titution as now conducted in this coun
try and in Europe Is very largely a
man’s business, the women are merely
tools In the hands of the stronger sex.
It Is a business run for a profit and
the profit Is large. It is my belief that
less than 25 per cent of the prostitutes
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LOST—THE ELECTORAL VOTE
OF ARIZONA AND ITS BEARER
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FINDER PLEASE RETURN AT
ONCE TO OFFICE OF THE VICE
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATES
Washington, January 27.— L/Ost—the
electoral vote of Arizona and Its hearer.
Finder please send once to the of
fice of the vice president of the United
►States.
Senators and representatives of the
“baby” state of Arizona sent broadcast
tonight the foregoing notice when at
6 o’clock, the time limit had expired
for receiving returns from the national
election last November and Wilfred T.
Webb, custodian of three perfectly good
votes for Woodrow Wilson and Thomas
R. Marshall, had failed to appear at the
vice president’s offices In the capitol.
Arizona’s patriots and legislators were
much perplexed and disappointed for
though no political upheaval would be
caused should the three little votes never
be found, they did not want missing
from history’s archives Arizona’s first
vote for chief executive* of the nation.
For 24 hours before the vice presi
dent’s offic/s was closed for the night
with every electoral vote except Ari
zona’* on file, a systematic search of
Washington hotels ami clubs had been
conducted in vain for Elector Webb, who,
it wad known, left Phoenix with his
credentials more than 10 days ago. He
was due to arrive here Saturday. Until
a late hour tonight the wires wore kept
singing with messages to points between
here and St. Louis in the hope of dis
covering some information as to the
whereabouts of the missing messenger.
Webb was last heard from in St. Louis
four or five days ago, but his friends
could get no word from there tonight.
Ixmisville also was sought for informa
tion but none was forthcoming.
Under the law the elector chosen to
bring to Washington the returns from
Arizona should have filed his papers by
G o’clock tonight at the latest. If the
penalty for failure should be enforced
Arizona would lose its vote in the elec
toral college and the official messenger
l^se his mileage for the trip. The dupli
cate set of Arizona’s ballots that were
sent by mail are on hand and it is
probable that no penalty will be enforced
if Webb arrives tomorrow. Meanwhile,
Arizona's representatives in Congress
are nervously awaiting developments.
But Manufacturers Think
Strike Will Soon
Close
New York, January 27.—Fresh disturb
ances marked the first day of what manu
facturers and idle operatives believe is
the closing week of the garment work- !
ere* strike affecting more than 100,000 men
and women.
With representatives of employers and
employed meeting on a ground when set- .
tleinent of their differences is looked for
at any time, crowds of rebellious strikers, ;
seeking information about the terms, I
crowded about t.he offices of the United ,
Male Garment Workers of America, their
union organization, today. As Sidney
J-ewi, manager, tried to force his way
through the throng, an angry striker
stubbed him in the cheek with a pen knife. I
A negro porter was beaten into uncon
sciousness and a detective was also in- |
jured. Two men and a woman were j
arrested.
It was announced tonight. that a ref- |
erendum vote will be taken to decide
whether the workers will accept the slid
ing wage scale proposition advanced by
the manufacturers.
in this country would have fallen if
they had had an equally good chance
to lead a pure life that they have been
dragged into the mire In such numbers
is due to a variety of circumstances
among which are poverty, low wages,
improper home conditions and non
training with the desire to gratify the
natural craving for amusements, pret
ty things to wear and nonpurification
circles. Man is chiefly responsible for
their fall, while there may be other
contributing causes. Thus far the work
of the bureau has been financed by its
members and a -.’ew friends, and this
will continue to be the case until a
larger and more formal organization
is deemed advisable. To its future finan
cial policy, it i s not now necessary
to draw attention. As Its needs grow
there are numbers of men and women
in this city who, T am confident, stand
ready to join in meeting them. While
the bureau expects to publish nil of
its important studies, it la obvious that
its preliminary work can best be sub
served without publicity, The bureau
holds itself ready to enter any field
of investigation which may become
opened."
Farmer Suicides
Ozark, January 27.—(Special.)—T*uther
Crumpler, a prominent farmer in the
western part of this county, committed
suicide some time during Saturday night,
by taking laudanum. When the family
arose Sunday morning they found him
dead In bed. No definite reason has been
assigned for his rash act.
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Condition of Certain Streets
Would Make It Hard to
Handle Apparatus
A number of firemen around the cen
tral station were discussing' the torn up'
condition of the streets of the city in the!
downtown section last night. One of
the men who has been In the service for;
many years stated that the streets wero
in worse condition for the fire depart
ment at the present time than ever be
fore.
“Take, for example. First avenue be
tween Nineteenth and Twentieth streets/'1
he said. “The closest a fire wagon could
get to a blaze i.i that block would be the
corner of Nineteenth street and First ave
nue or Twentieth and First. If the fire
were in the middle of the block it wrouId
have a fine chance to get a good head
way before we could get to it. It would
take all the men we have to lay one line.
Few people have any idea how heavy a
line of hose is.’*
The firemen sav that the general condl- ■
tion of the downtowm streets is a great
hindrance to them in making runs. They
cannot go faster than 12 or 15 miles an
hour down Twentieth street on account
of the bumps and poorly replace# paving.
With the continuance of the lading of
the wood blocks, the streets will be torn
up for the next several weeks and a closer
watch than ever is being kept on the
downtown alarms.
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| Bessemer News
Bessemer, January 27.—(Special.)—j
The sixth district convention of Odd
Fellows convened at Brighton today
with a large attendance. From the time
the convention was called to order by
the president, Harry Flrstbrook, until
Its close at an hour nearing midnight,
the greatest enthusiasm and interest
was displayed in Its proceedings and
one of the most gratifying features
was the splendid reports of the lodges
composing the sixth district showing
strong gain In membership and splendid
financial conditions. The welcome ad
dress was made by H. M. Sharp, noble
grand of the Brighton lodge, while H.
C. Pollard, grand secretary, made the
response in behalf of the visiting dele
gates. Next came the roll c£ll and re
ports of lodges and different commit
tees, which proved an Interesting fea
ture.
Grand Master, Walter K. McAdory
made a talk on the condition of the
order in the state of Alabama, fol
lowed by the exemplification of t^he
secret work by Henry C. Pollard, grand
secretary. The grand lodge degrees
were conferred by the grand lodge of
ficers, after which the convention ad
journed for supper.
Promptly at 7 o’clock the convention
reconvened, prayer being offered by
Uev. I. O. Adams, chaplain.
Grand Secretary H. C. Pollard deliv
ered an excellent address on “The
Three Rink Fraternity,” followed by
an address on “What Should Consti
tute an Odd Fellow,” by G. Huddles
ton.
G. R. Jenkins, past grand master,
made an address which proved inter
esting as well as instructive on “The,
Church and Fraternal Orders: Their
Relation to Each Other,” while J.
Sharp delivered the closing address.
The convention was a great success
and every delegate and visitor present
was duly impressed by its benefit and
importance.
On Sunday morning the ICalem Mov
ing Picture company, which has been
taking picturos at Oxmoor, arrived in
Bessemer with most of its equipment,
but on account of the inclement weath
er they have been unable to take any
pictures. The members have made their
headquarters at the Grand hotel and
it is thought they will take pictures
in the Bessemer rolling mills some
time this week. The company may re
main in Bessemer for at least two
weeks. V
The Radies' Aid society of the Jones
boro Baptist church held its regular
meeting this afternoon at the home of
Mrs. G. 1*. Martin. Plans were made
for a Valentine party to be given on
February 14 at the home of Mrs. G.
1*. Martin. Tempting lefreshments were
served. Those present were: Mrs. J.
J.. Harden, Mrs. J. W. Harden, Mrs. H.
\V. Carlisle, Mrs. Will Davis. Mrs. Ben
Ezell, Mrs. Parsons, Mrs. Philips, Mrs.
Burke. Mrs. It. S. Nolan and Mrs. H. S.
Williams.
The following invitation has been
received in Bessemer and is of inter
est to the many friends of Miss Al
berta Wylly, who lor a long time was
a resident of Bessemer: "Mr. Freder
ick Courtney Wylly anominces the
marriage of his daughter, Georgia Al
berta, to Mr. Charles Danison Ellis on
Wednesday. January 22, 1913* at Isle
of Hope, Georgia.” Miss Wylly lived
ip Bessemer for a number of years,
where she has relatives and a host of
friends. Mrs. E. O. Bee and Miss Luciaf
Bruns of Bessemer attended the wed
ding.
The Woman’s Missionary society of
the First Methodist church held its
regular meeting this afternoon in the
basement of the church. The ladies
finished the study of “Western Women
in Eastern Lands” and will take up
the study of “The New Day in China”
in the foreign department and “Mor
monisnV’ in the home department. Short
talks were, made uy Mrs. Johnson and
_
Mobile Commissioner Claims
Engineer Self Confessed
Bribe Taker
Mobile, January 27.—(Special.)—In a
lurid address delivered at Monday’s
meeting of the county board. Commis
sioner John D. Hagan demanded, with
out avail, however, the Immediate dis
missal of Highway Engineer Charles
Dew, on the grounds that he “was the
self-confessed taker of a bribe, whose
silence presents further evidence of a
conspiracy to defraud”; that Engineer
Dew at the next meeting show cause,
in writing, why he should not be dis
charged for his actions with the Nash
ville Bridge company’s representatives.
The “action with the bridge compa
ny's representative," it will be recalled,
was the acceptance of several hundred
dollars for the “swinging of the Dog
river street bridge contract," as stated
last week by Engineer Dew in an affi
davit to the Civic league, with which
organization he co-operated, it devel
oped, to learn the inner workings of
ti^e alleged ring, controlling, he de
clared, the county affairs. The league’3
president verified the fact that Dew
was acting in co-operation with it. That
Dew’s appointment was brought about
by north Alabama influences, includ
ing Senator Hugh Morrow, who was
also charged by Commissioner Hagan
He said: "Coming to Mobile backed,
by* political Influence of north Alabama
and which commanded the influence of
five or six influential (politicians) cit
izens of our city, Dew was enabled to
defeat two Mobillans to the manor
born, honest and capable. It is be
lieved by many to that influence he
owes his appointment. His publicly
made statement through a newspaper
that 'no honest engineer could work for
Mobile county except under great dis- \
advantage,’ is a terrible arraignment
of this board. It shows an utter lack (
of appreciation of the expressed friend- |
ship of the three commissioners whoj
voted for him; especially so as he
charges no commissioner with being a
party to tlie dastardly crime which he I
acknowledges committing.”
The reference to Senator Morrow was !
brought, out when Commissioner An-,
drews produced a letter written last.
October, soliciting his support for the |
election of Dew as county engineer.
Commissioner Hagen then charged that
Senator Morrow had exerted his influ
ence for Dew’s appointment.
Defending the assailed engineer,
(Commissioner Andrews declared that i
the whole purpose was to remove Dew 1
and thus wipe out thnt sinister alle
gation made by him several days ago j
in a public statement.
The County Civic league’s attorney j
advised the board that the league
would he prepared next Thursday to |
place certain information in the hands i
of county commissioners bearing on
the alleged corruption on contracts in
volving the $500,000 bond issue.
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FOR ANDALUSIA
Proposed Line Will Extend
Eventually to Pensacola.
Real Estate Jumps
Andalusia, January 27.—(Special.)—
The assurance ^Jiat Andalusia is to
have another railroad has caused real
estate to jump skyward as well as it
has almost doubled the demand. The
survey for this road has already been
into'Andalusia and more than 80 miles
of the grading has been completed and
the track laid. This road will run
from Andalusia to Bagdad, Fla., and
thence into Pensacola and work is be
ing pushed as rapidly as labor can bo
secured. Ninety-pound steel is being
used and practically all of the bridges
are being built of concrete.
Commissioners Named
Montgomery, January 27.—(Special.)—
Governor O’Neal today appointed S. T
Dennis of Wetumpka, jury commissioner
of Elmore county and John C. Herring
of Georgiana, jury commissioner of But
ler county.
Mrs. George Stoves. An Interesting dis
cussion was on the women of the
Orient.
The recently appointed committee
from the Bessemer Merchants’ associa
tion for the purpose of compiling reg
ulations and by-laws for the organiza
tion will hold an important meeting
Tuesday afternoon at the office of L. L.
Lockwood. The purpose of the associa
tion Is to protect all Bessemer mer
chants from loss, to increase the area
of their trade and to work for the
upbuilding of the home market in all
branches of business.
On Tuesday night, February 11, in
the basement of ihe new church, the
men of the Methodist church of Bes
semer will be entertained at a ban
quet. The programme for the occasion
will he announced later. The pastor,
the Rev. George Stoves, • extends a
cordial invitation to every man of the
church to be present.
Tlie pastor of the Jonesboro Bap
tist church, the Rev. R. W. Carlisle,
requests the members of his church to
i attend the Wednesday evening service
at 7 o’clock, as a number of important
matters will be presented for discus
sion. The committee composed of Ben
Ezell, M. A. Bryant and B. JM Bid go
will submit plans and prices for the
proposed new Sunday school room,
which will be added to the church at
an early date.
On Monday, February 3, the grand
jury of the Bessemer city court will be
impaneled.
On Monday morning the last half |
of the session at the Bessemer high 1
school opened. Quite a number of pro- !
motions took place in the Bessemer
high school and th*re was a much lar
ger attendance this season thaji the
last. This promises to he the best ses
sion of tiie two. as there will he a great
number of students which have not
been at school start hack this term.
In honor of Miss Leila Sugg of
Huntsville, Miss Emily Abbott of Tus
caloosa and Miss Lucy Knox of Troy,
Miss., Bessie Neal entertained at a din
ner party this evening at her home on
Berkley avenue. Pink and green were
the colors chosen for this pretty af
fair. rfhe place cards were handpainted
and tied with pink and green ribbons.
A five-course dinner was served. A vase
of pink carnations formed the central
decoration of the table. The guests
were Misses Leila Sugg. Emily Abbott,
Lucy Knox, Mr. Dobbs, Dr. C. A. Har
ris,' George Davis and George E. Itut
lcdge*
J. H. HOLCOMBE DECLINES
TO ACCEPT RE-ELECTION
At a meeting of the Business Men's
league held last night in the offices of
the league in the Chamber of Commerce
building a nominating committee was se
lected to nominate officers to be elected
by the league at the annual meeting
which will be held February 11.
At the meeting President J. H. Hol
combe announced that on account of
business affairs he would be unable to
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serve another term p,s president of the
Business Men's league and the committee
was In no way to consider him as presi
dential timber.
The committee selected was as fol
lows: Bert Jacobs, chairman; Jacob Bur
ger, Coleman Blach, George Blinn and
R. H. Baugh.
The committee will meet at an early
date and consider the ticket to be placed
before the league.
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Locked Up for the Night
Without Reaching a
Decision
At 8:30 o’clock last night Judge W. E.
Fort concluded his charge to the jury
In the case of Andy Moss, charged with
murder, and the fate of the defendant
is now in their hands They retired to
deliberate on the ease after receiving
the charge, and after waiting until »
o’clock Judge Fort sent them to the hotel
for the night. They will make their re
port this morning if they reach a ver
dict.
The case has been on trial in the crim
inal court for two duys an! considering
the large number of witnesses summoned
the case was rapidly concluded. The de
fendant went on trial Saturday morning
and In order to facilitate matters. Judge
Fort held a night session. The case was
a lily argued yesterday by opposing coun
sel and the charge to the jury by Judge
Fort a clear presentation of the law gov
erning such cases. The defense offered
a large number cf written charges, many
of which were refused by the Judge, the
slate offering only three. Representing
the state were Assistant Solictor Ed
tvinston, Circuit Solicitor J. R. Tate and
F. D. McArtlim-. The counsel for the
defense was Gaston & Pettus.
Moss was indicted for the murder of
George Cook at North Birmingham on
November 19, 1911, the killing said to have
followed a family quarrel. He pleaded not
guilty and claimed self defense.
MRS. LONGSTREET
COMES TO RESCUE
OF GEN. SICKLES
(Continued from page One!
of General Daniel P. Sickles, as chair
man of the state monument commission,
with possible relief for the veteran.
Senator Brown added:
"I believe General Sickles should not
be treated like an ordinary state em
ploye, under such circumstances. Dur
ing the past 35 years he has spent over
$500,000 for the state without accepting
a cent for his services. Bess worthy
cases have been generously dealt with in
the past by the state. I believe a thor
ough Investigation Is warranted.”
Mrs. Longstreet’s Statement
Gainesville, Ga.. January 27.—"I will
raise the money to relieve General Sickles
of his embarrassment If New York pushes
the prosecution and none of his northern
friends go to his aid. The ragged, maimed
veterans of the south will rush to respond
to the need of one of the most gallant
soldiers America ever knew'.”
This statement was made t.^day by Mrs.
Helen D. Eongstreet, widow of the Con
federate general, after the publication of
her telegrams to General Daniel E.
Sickles, New York, and the state attpr
ney general at Albany, offering aid lri
the soldier's financial difficulties.
“My husband always spoke of General
Sickles as the hero of Get.tsburg.” the
statement continues. “They were opposed
to each other In that deciding battle of
the war, and General Eongstreet in the
last autograph letter he ever wrote, Sep
tember 19. 1902, to General Sickles, told
him that the taking of the peach orchard
by Sickles’ corps won the battle ror
the Union forces.
“It was General Eongstreet’s detach
ment that shot off the leg of the brave
Union general, but as General Ecmgstreet
said: ‘Sickles can well afford to leave
a leg on Gettysburg, for he 1ms made
sure bis place forever In the hearts of
Americans.’
“I have made no plans as yet, but If
General Sickles needs m.v aid. and the aid
of the south, he will get it.”
Scully Calls Election
Montgomery, January 27.— (Special.)
Adjt. Gen. Joseph B. Scully has issued
an order for an election to be held
In Company D, First infantry, at Fort
Deposit, to supply the office made va
cant by the removal from that place of
First IJeut. V. H. Bell, Jr.
JURIESFOR WEEK
Several Non-Capital Felony
Cases Tried—News of
Courts
Judge Samuel B. Greene organized the
Juries in the first division of the crimi
nal court yesterday and then took up
the non-capital felony docket set for the
day. The following cases were tried and
the Jury brought in the following ver
dicts: George McMillan was found guilty
of burglary and grand larceny, John
Mitchell guilty of grand larceny, Dan
(leJamette was acquitted on a charge of
keeping a gaming table, Mamie Pose;,'
was acquitted of assault with Intent to
murder. The Jury which went out on
the case of Son Dock, charged with grand
larceay, had failed to reach a verdict
when the court adjourned and will render
their verdict this morning. A^ the de
fendants were negroes and will he sen-'
tenced by Judgee Greene on Saturday.
Wheeler Gets Daughter
Judge B. C Crow of the circuit court,
before whom the habeas corpus proceed
ings were instituted by John Wheeler of
Oklahoma, seeking the possession of his
14-year-old daughter, Clara, was heard
yesterday, granted the custody of the
girl to the petitioner. Mrs. Sallie Wheeler,
mother* of the child, was flte other party
to the case and after lengthy arguments
by appraising counsel, Judge Crow
awarded the custody of the child to her
father, who will take his daughter to
Oklahoma with him.
Walker Allowed Bond
B. L. Walker, charged with criminal
assault, was granted bond in the sum
of $lW0 by Judge C. C. Nesmith of the
first division of. the city court, as the
result or habeas corpus proceeding yes
terday. The attorneys for the state, C. S.
Williams and S. J. Stiggans, filed notice
of appeal. The defendant was represented
by John W. Altman and Judge H. B.
Abernethy.
WAS BOirY*PUT~
ON RAILROAD TO
COVER A CRIME?
Montgomery, January 27.—(Special.)—|
Was J. L. Chesson murdered and his
body placed on the Seaboard Air Line
track near Haraway to prevent suspicion?
The body was found Monday morning
and an Investigation was started imme
diately. Chesson was a brother-in-law
of J. M. Handy, a merchant of Mount
Meigs, and Mr. Handy is determined to
continue the investigation until he is con
vinced the death w’as an accident. Ches
son's body was lying across tlfe track
about one mile from the station when
found.
CAPT. KOLB* RETURNS
FROM BIRMINGHAM
Montgomery, January 27.—(Special.)—
Capt. Reuben P. Kolb, commissioner of
agriculture and Industries, has returned
from a trip to Birmingham and Dallas
county. Jn Birmingham Captain Kolb
attended the annual meeting of the
board of directors of the Boys’ Industrial
school at East Lake. Prom Birmingham
the commissioner of agriculture visited
Flantersville, where he attended a meet
ing of the farmers of Dallas county.
Draw in London
London, January 27.—Jem Driscoll,
the British featherweight champion,
and Owen Moran, a native of Cardiff,
Wales, fought a 20-round drawr tonight
for the featherweight title. The con
test took place at the National Sport
ing club, where a great crowd wit
nessed a fast battle.
THE PARCEL POST
■ . --
System Has Saved People
$500,000 in Fifteen
Days
Washington, January 27.—Not onlj
has the parcel post saved the peopl«
of the United States in the 15 days ol
Its existence more than $500,000, ac
cording to Senator Bourne, author oi
the law, hut it has not proved a hard
ship to the overworked letter carriers,
Senator Bourne today announced that
reports from 45 leading cities of the
country which produce almost half of
the postal revenues, showed that dur
ing the 12 working days between Jan.
uary 1 and January 15, a total of 5,
095,207 outgoing parcels were dis
patched at a coct of $395,286, or about
7.7 cents a parcel.
“Under the postage rates previously
In force, 1 cent an ounce,” said th«
senator, “the postage would have been
an average*of 18H cents per parcel, oi
a total of $942,394.09, thus showing »
saving to shippers of $547,508.12 on li
clays' business,
“It should also he remembered that
the usual minimum charge of express
companies is 25 cents per parcel,
whereas the average charge on the par
cel post packages was only 7.7 cents.
“It is also worthy of note that al
though the business was large, it was
distributed through a large postal or
ganization. so that no congestion ha*
resulted. The postoffice clerks in tho.s*
45 cities have handled an average ol
only 28 parcels each per day, this In
cluding both incoming and outgoing
parcels. The total number of parcel*
delivered in these cities makes an aver
age of only nine and one-third parcel*
per carrier per day.”
BIRMINGHAM FIRMS
ARE INCORPORATED
Montgomery, January 27.—(Special.>-*
Secretary of State Cyrns B. Brown hat
been notified of the Incorporation of
the United Tailoring company of Bir
mingham. The new concern is capitalized
at $50,000 with $20,000 paid in. The in
corporators are: E. A. Adler, J. B. Joel
and others.
The National Supply company of Blrt
mingham, capitalized at $25,000, ha*
also filed articles of incorporation with
the secretary of state.
Phones 2 Double 2
Excelsior is a good place
to send your good things, [
for we are easy on them.
When our driver calls
ask him about our dry
cleaning department.
Excelsior Wagons Cover-.
Greater Birmingham
Excelsior
Laundry
1805 & 1807 2nd Ave.
Member Lanndryuen’i |
National Association
•'The City Care Forget'* f
QUAINT HISTORIC
NEW ORLEANS
America’s Convention H
and Carnival City M
dhr £t.(Charles
Finest All-Year Hotel in the South.
Completely rehabilitated, under new
and efficient management from
Waldorf-Astoria, N. Y. City.
Kuropemi Plan. Modern. Fireproof.
A well ordered hotel for a discrim
inating public traveling either for
business or pleasure.
Send for booklet of New Orleans.
A LFIIKI) Sa AMF.lt A CO., Md., Props.
Sporting Goods
• •
Those of you who are not already patrons of our Sporting Goods Department, we wish
to remind that nowhere can you find better goods than we handle. Thi*oughotit the
large and complete assortments you will find only the highest quality merchandise.
BASEBALL TENNIS GYMNASIUM
Athletic Supplies that have gained world wide fame and acknowledged
to be the standard.
* /
HUNTING
Rifles, !Shot Guns, Gun Cases, Ammuni
tion, etc.
FISHING
Rods, Reels, Line, Tackle and Acces
sories.
Colts, Smith & Wesson, lver Johnson
Revolvers and Automatic Pistols
SPECIAL NOTE —Mr. Bunyan G. Alverson is now in charge of our sporting I
goods department and will devote his knowledge and wide experience toward mak
ing it the best and most complete sporting goods store in the state.
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Wimberly & Thomas Hardware Co.
2011-2013 First Ave.
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