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The Remittent Found Sea worthy and Provisioned, But Without Soul on Board Newport News, Va., February 5.—An other mystery of the deep, practically parcelling the unexplained disappear ance of the crew of the sChoner Marie Celeste several years ago has come to port here wi.n the British tank steamer Roumanian. On January 19, 10 days out from Port Arthur, and near the Azores she picked up the Norwe gian bark Remittent, seaworthy, pro visioned and fully ligged but without a soul aboard and no indication of the crews’ fate. The Roumanian after towing the Remittent to within 100 miles of Chipe Henry lost her in a gale. The Marie Celeste was found at sea with a pot boiling in her galley and her captain’s papers on the cabin table and every indication that souls wero aboard wirhin a fev/ hours of her dis covery. But nothing ever was hoard of her skipper or crew. The story of the Remittent is scarcely less strange. Seemed Out of Control The Roumanian sighted the Remit tent in latitude 40 degrees 30 minutes and longitude 27 degrees 30 minutes, * :ding a heavy swell without a hand to guide her b^fdre a freshening breeze. The big tank steamer’s crow's t—— 1 T. Leonard Hobart, Manager Enjoy Good Menus? Tlie Indian Room’s are best— so is the service— and the music. Florence Cafe AMERICAN LAUNDRY Member L. N. A. of A. 1722 SECOND AVENUE Collars Last Longer and Are More Com fortable Moulded —You don't have to pull and tug your cravat out of shape when the AMERI CAN irons your collars in the new mould machine. —There’s plenty of tie space by this new and im proved method. —The fold is rolled, obviat ing broken or sharp edges. , 1L—Have the AMERICAN I | mould the next bundle. 071 C~ WE HAVE 071/? O I 1*0 2 PHONES O / lo THE GOOD FAMILY LAUNDRY WASHINGTON BALTIMORE PHILADELPHIA NEW YORK Most comfortably reached by the SOUTHERN RAILWAY Premier Carrier of the South “BIRMINGHAM SPECIAL” Modern Home on Wheels Leave Birmingham . 9:30 a. m. Arrive Washington .10:40 a. m. Arrive Baltimore .12:10 p. m Arrive Philadelphia . 2:22 p. m. ^Arrive New York.■ ■ 4:40 p. m. JAMES FREEMAN, Assistant General Passenger Agent. MITCHELL COXWELL, District Passenger Agent , I OF EX-P CE CHIEF _ I Former Chicago Official Is Said to Be Mentally Affected Chicago, February S.—Plans to conduct an inquiry Into the sanity of George M. Shippy, former chief of police, failed to day because he Bed from a local hos pital shortly before officials assembled to start the investigation. Three hours later he appeared at his home. Papers which were filed in the county court alleged that Shippy is suffering from dementia paralytica progressive. A certificate from a physician at whose hos pital the former chief had been staying said he was in need “of the protection of an insane asylum.'* Much mystery attaches itself to the case. Mrs. Shippy denied Her husband was affected or that any proceedings had been started* Soon after the papers were iiled in tlie county court they were quietly slipped to an assistant, who carried them away from the office. Shippy has been failing ever since he left the police department three years ago. The shooting of Lasarua Averbuch in the Shippy home by James Foley on MaVcli 2. 19CS. unnerved the chief. Aver buch called ostensibly to deliver a not'*. Shippy, suspecting his caller, grapple! with him and in the fight Harry Shippy, the chiefs son; the chief, and Foley, the chief’s driver, were wounded. Aver buch died from ids wounds. A short time later scandal broke out in the police department, collusion be tween gamblers and other criminals and the police being charged. When Shippy retired lie was a physical wreck. nest immediately reported her as a ship out of control and Captain Clni** idge set out In pursuit. While the Roumania was coming up on her. the Remittent with tiller bang ing to and fro ;md blocks strundling on her decks was running wild, first to one point of the compass and then to another. The Roumanian lowered boats to take a line and capture the bark. After more than an hour’s jour neying, during which the Remittent sailed in swoops and dashes, now stop ping dead astremble in the eye of tlie wind and then bounding away to the crackling of what canvass was furled, the pursuing small boat finally caught her coming around broadside on and boarded her. Her deck planks bore the marks of many feet, hut there was nothing to explain the disappearance of her master and crew. In her cabin the lockfast places were undisturbed and her charts and papers were secure. In her water breaker there was a full supply of fresh water, salt ;unk and biscuits were in her stores. A main sail and two jibs were furled and her lifeboats swung in the davits The Roumanian bent a hawser to the prize and took her in tow. The steamer and her salvage bowled along together fairly favorable weather for several days and in the first blow', which they met 100 miles off Cape Henry Captain Clarldge lost the Re mittent. Twice the Roumanian at tempted to launch heats to carry a new line and each time they were crushed against her side by heavy seas and their crews narrowly scaped drowning. Captain Clarldge finally gave It up and made for port, leaving the Remittent riding out the gale. No other ship lias reported her since. The Remittent was commanded by Captain Torgesen and she sailed from Rio Grande Do Sul October 25 for Liv erpool. She was of 351 tons, and prob ably carried in addition to her master a crew of five or six. IZZENDENKU1’ AND OTHER VILLAGES ARE BURNED BY BULGARIAN TROOPS (ConftMued From Page One) At Venizelos was also received by King Peter today and started for Sofia to night. Request Neutral Zone Podgoritza, Montenegro, February 5.— The Commandant of Scutari, who pre viously had refused to recognize the ar mistice. recently sent an emissary to the Montenegrin headquarters with the re quest that a neutral zone he established I in accordance with the armistice. A re ply was returned, announcing that the armistice was ended. Tills apparently explains the rumor re cently current that Scutari was negotiat ing for its capitulation. There is an unconfirmed rumor that Hassan Itiza. commandant of Scutari, is dead. APPROPRIATION BILL FOR PANAMA-PACIFIC EXHIBIT DISCUSSED (Continued From Page Oue) tative Slayden of Texas today introduced a bill that would provide a system fo~ keeping an accurate record of every pound of high explosive from the time of its manufacture until its consump tion. The bill would levy a tax of 1 cent a pound uprih- the manufacturer. a year on wholesalers and $12 on re tailers in these explosives. This tax, Mr. Slayden said, would be about large enough to pay for the cost of keeping the records. PROHIBITSMOKING IN SENATE CHAMBER Washington. February 5.—If Senator Tillman of South Carolina can have his way there will bo no smoking in the ex ecutive session of the Senate. He is very sensitive to the odor of tobacco, and made an effort during the executive «es .* .on Tuesday to have smoking prohibited. Kit as the question is hot covered by the rules, he failed. He then gave notice that 1»( soon would introduce a resolution pro hibiting smoking In the Senate chamber at all times. Confirming the report as to his inten tion, Mr. Tillman said today: “There Is no more reason why senators should be allowed to smoke In executive than in open sessions. Many men object to tobacco smok* and just because they are members of tire Senate they should not be compelled to sit where they must submit to it." FRAUD CASE TO GOTO THE JURY NeW York. February 5.—Counsel for the government in the trial of A. L. Wisher and John J. Meyers charged with fradudu lent us< of th<* mails in the promotion of California, and Nevada oil and mining stocks, Lesan their summing up today. The cane probably will b * given to the jury tomorrow. Would Protect Girls Winnipeg. Man.. February 5.—A bill I prohibiting the employment of white i women or girls in any place of business I owned or managed by Chinese or J«p ;.ne»:e has been introduced in the legists re by the government of Manitoba. I . — Gift Is Token From the Democratic National Committee i New York. February 5.—A gold ldvlnff cup was presented today to Chairman William F. McCombs of the democratic national committee by his associates in the recent campaign. The presentation speech was made by Norman E. Mack, whom Mr. McCombs succeeded as chair man. Henry Morgen thau spoke for the campaign committee and Martin J. Wade, national committeeman for Iowa, for the state committeemen. In presenting the cup. Mr. Mack said that Chairman McCombs' success in hav ing his candidate made the convention 1 nominee at Baltimore made him the log ical choice for chairman and added: “This cup will remind you of the great contest that you waged so successfully and the victory that came to the party in the last memorable contest in which you, as national chairman, elected a dem ocratic President, a democratic Congres and democratic governors in more states than ever before In the history of the I democratic party." Chairman McCombs in thanking the committee said he had resumed the prac- 1 j tice of low* in New York with “the in spiration of many delightful friendships I that l have,had the opportunity of form | ing among you and 1 hope that they will | continue both in a personal and political way.” STOCK EXCHANGE ADOPTS STRINGENT “WASH SALE” RULE (Continued from page One) rer and introduced in the legislature to day, according to the governor. While one of these measures would fix a maxi mum rate of interest of 15 per cent on i all loans, the governor tonight said he was not committed to such a proposition, and that the question of enacting legisla tion calling for the incorporation of the New York Stock exchange was being held in. abeyance until further information is available. “I am not committed to either the bill fixing the maximum rate of interest on call loans or to the question of incorpo rating the New York Stock exchange,” said tile governor, "it is for the legisla ture to decide whether such proposed leg islation would he detrimental to the busi ness interests. "It is the duty of the state of New York to enact legislation calling for re forms on the* stock exchange, if we don't meet that duty, federal legislation is sure to follow. 1 believe the legisla ture will meet the situation, and that laws will be passed which will stand as a model for other states. Matter Before Legislature "This whole matter is now before the legislature. Everybody will be given an opportunity to suggest such changes as they believe should be made In the bills l have drafted. In this way we shall know if there is any genuine opposition to them.” The governor expressed his approval of the action of the New York Stock ex change tn passing a resolution against • wash sales.” 'However," he said, "it won't do any harm to enact such legis lation.” The provisions include: A maximum rate of li per cent for call loans is established. The reporting of fictitious transactions In securities or the publishing of false representations concerning securities Is made a felony. Manipulation of securities to Inflate or depress the price is forbidden. One 1)111 would prohibit a broker from tiading in slocks aguinst his customer's orders, the objective being to prevent a broker from taking advantage of Ills con fidential relation with his customer for Ids own profit. Another measure deals with hypotheti cutlon of customers' securities and would prohibit a broker from receiving from a customer, Ignorant of the broker’s insol vency, moneys or securities except in liquidation or a debt if the customer loses as a result of such transaction. The measure also would prohibit a broker from pledging a customer’s stock for more than the amount due him thereon. The bill is especially aimed at hucketshops. CHINA TO HAVE AERIAL FLEET Paris, February 5.—The president, of the Chinese republic on the suggestion of his French military adviser. Major Bris saud DesMailles, has decided upon the establishment of an aerial fleet, the or ganizations of which will bo entrusted I to French officers. All Chinese staff of ficers, according to an announcement nmde here today, will be required to pass through the q^ttaftion school, either as pilots or observers, and a series of com petitions. to which all aeroplane con structors will be Invited to send machines, will be held In Peking In 1014. The Chinese government. It is said, is anxious to have a great fleet of aero planes. which will be used for police work in time of peace. CASTRO TO I)INE WITH SULZER New York. February 5.—Senor Oipta no Castro today accepted an invitation to take luncheon with Governor ftulxer at Albany tomorrow. He will return tomorrow so Friday he will he ready for argument on his writ of habeas corpus. “What Is the E & W Process?” So many women ask us that every day. Can’t tell you exactly. That’s a secret. The K & W is an im proved process—a surer and safer method of dry cleaning. You cun send us your filmiest waists and fin est evening gowns and he certain of results. All E & W work is guaranteed. Phone 5230 brings yur auto. E& W Dry Cleaning Phone 5230 410 N 20th Street 7I; l President of Alabama Land Congress Makes Address in Huntsville ' Huntsville, February 5.—(Special.)—Col. N. F. Thompson, president of the Ala bama Land congress, delivered an ad dress last night before a large and enthu siastic meeting of the Huntsville Chamber of Commerce on the subject of rural cred its and farm development as 'applicable to the agricultural advancement of Ala bama. A strong set of resolutions were presented and adopted at the close of his address, asking Governor O’Neal to call a special session of the legislature to con sider placing farm mortgage companies in this state on a parity with individuals lending money on farm mortgages. There Is a discrimination under existing laws against such companies, and it was shown that Alabama was being retarded in farm progress for want of cheaper money and long time credits as a fa*m mortgage company would he required to pay a tax equivalent to IPj per cent on mortgages and capital where individuals pay only a small tax on mortgages and no tax on capital. The Alabama Land congress ia seeking to have such discrim ination removed. Colonel Thompson delivered an address Monday night before a mass meeting of citizens in Decatur, at which Judge Al man, speaker of the house of representn tives of the Alabama legislature, was present. Judge Ahnan publicly expressed himself as being strongly in favor of Dio establishing of mortgage, companies to meet the needs of Alabama farmers (»<*. cheaper money and long time credits. “With the development of water powers and cheaper money for our farmers,’ said Judge Alman. “Alabama will solve the problem of both her industrial and agricultural progress.'' ONE IS KILLED IN First Death Results in Gar ment Strike Rochester, N. Y., February 5.—The first death resulting from the strike, of gar ment workers occurred here today when Valentine Sauter, proprietor of a cloth ing shop, fired one shell from a shotgun into a crowd of strikers who were en gaged in a demonstration in front of his place of business. One girl striker, Ida Brae man, 17 year of age, was killed by the shot and three other persons were injured. Two of the wounded are women. Sauter employs about 40 machine hands and 700 strikers went to his shop tills afternoon in an effort to persuade the op eratives to walk out. During the demon stration many stones were thrown. Sauter fired from an upstairs window of the shop. Miss Braeman died almost in stantly from the wound she received. The police arrested .Sauter pnd he is charged with murder In the first degree. More arrests will he made, the police say. on charges of rioting. James McManus of the state bureau of mediation and arbitration who had been trying to settle the strike, today sent u circular letter to the manufacturers anti employes, suggesting that a conference be arranged. Such action, he believes, will result in settling the trouble or de fining the Issues. So far the strikers have made no formal presentation or demands. POLICE CAPTAIN ADMITS TO GRAFT CHARGED BY FOX (Continued From Pag« One) in a relapse and fear of dying caused him to send for Whitman. His state ment to Whitman in the presence of witnesses embraced these points: That Fox was ills collector and that the statements made by Fox as to the extent of graft collections were true in every detail. That he, Walsh, paid 50 cents on ev ery dollar received from Fox to tin4 inspector, who ho named. That he and the inspector together raised the $1000 which was given to Fox to give to George A. Hlpp that tills former hotel keeper and graft l ayer might he kept from testifying as a witness againt Fox. That ho and the inspector together put up the $5000 cash bail which was used to get Fox out of jail. That the inspector's share of tin* col lec tions were divided with a man higher up in the police department. ('all in Witnesses Whitman heard Walsh's statement first and then called In the witnesses, As sistant District Attorney Groehl. Dr. i'p twn, Walsh’s physician, and Mrs. Walsh. The captain expressed willingness to sign an affidavit immediately hut upon Whitman's advice this proceeding was postponed until tomorrow, when the dis trict attorney will visit Walsh's home again, and take the complete statement. District Attorney Whitman said tonight that in spite of Ids confession, Walsh's indictment by the grand jury would be asked. The meeting tonight between the dis trict attorney and Captain Walsh w.i* like that of old friends after a long sep aration. When Whitman was acting mag istrate Walsh, then a police lieutenant, was on duty in the criminal courts build ing and later when he became a captain he frequently appeared before Whitman in his court. The scene of Walsh's confes sion tonight was in Ids bedroom and the j police captain, In bed, appeared worn an 1 , pale from an illness that has long threat-j ened his life. Mrs. Walsh, who sat l - • side the bed, frequently Interrupted t »•: 1 story of her husband by imploring; Whit-J man to save him. It became known tonight that sin ; j the confession of Fox after he had plead*; 1 guilty to the crime of bribery before Jus tice Co IT on Monday last. Walsh l t 1 despaired of escaping from the net Evidence which the district attorney hud ! thrown about him. This evidence IViibii! is known to I rave told his friends, in seeking their advice, pointed not only i to himself but to the inspector whom h .* | named and to a civilian high in the polic? department. BRYAN TO TAKE PART IN INAUGURATION Washington, February o.—William Jennings Bryan today wrote acceptance to an Invitation extended to him by tiie inaugural committee to come to Washington in the inauguration of President-elect Wilson. The committee plans to appoint a citizens' committee' of 20 to meet Mr. Wilson upon ills ar- ■ rival here March and Mr. Bryan may’i be a member of this committee. >fr. j Bryan wrote the committee that ho would do anything in his power to make the Inauguration a success. Col onel Thomas H. Porch of the New Jersey national gir.ir-J and military aide to (.governor Wilson arrived here to night to look after the personal coin* for of the president-elect in thg in auguration. . 1 CRITICAL SITUATION OF WEST VIRGINIA Sheriff Has Requested Gov ernor to Investigate. Anarchy Reigns in Coma Charleston. W. V*» F^bruari The mine situation in the Cabin and I’alnt Creak districts of West Virginia is crit ical tonight. Sheriff Hill of the Cabin Creek section, tonight requested that Governor Glasscock send Adjutant Gen eral Klltott Into Cabin Creek to Investi gate. Cast night a condition of anarchy existed at Coma, a mining town. More than 800 shots were fired from the moun tain side into the town. Martial luw has been declared twice recently In the coal field of West Virginia. The last proclamation of Governor Glass cock never lias been lifted. The troops were withdrawn gradually, but martial law still exists In that territory. Whether the West Virginia troops are to he sent hack Into the oonl fields of Kunawha county seems to depend upon develop ments tomorrow. — Ha\ ana. February C.—The newspaper (Juba gives the utmost prominence to a virulent attack on the American minister, Arthur M. Beaupre, and the secretary of the legation, Hugh S. Gib son, alleging that the presentation to the Cuban government recently of fre quent notes of remonstrance against various questionable measures while purporting to bo directed from Wash ington was actually on the authority of Mr. Beaupre himself for the pur pose of personal aggrandizement. Tho newspaper alleges that Mr. Beaupre recently greatly increased his personal account in two Havana banks and also remitted large sums to the north “as a result of these nefarious actions,'’ in which Secretary Gibson is alleged to have participated. The editor and business manager of tho Cuba were expelled from the island last year and transported to Spain as pernicious foreigners, oin conse quence of the publication of allega tions of corruption aggainst the ad ministration. President Gomez subse quently permitted them to return under promise to abstain from similar libels. The provocation tor Cuba's attack on the minister and secretary appar ently is the continued imprisonment, of Enrique Maza, who was sentenced to a term of two and a half years for attacking Mr. Gibson last July. The newspaper extols him as an illustrious j patriot. 1 New York, February 5.—Adventurous spirits anxious to see new countries and serve under new flags have been disap pointed by the announcement that the ap proaching completion in this country of two battleships for the Argentine navy would offer no opportunities for adventur ous spirits in enlisting. Dr. Pardo, Argen tine consul general, said today that lie had received many applications from seamen who wished to help man the new war ships, but that his government intended to enlist crews composed entirely of Ar gentine citizens. American shipbuilders and diplomats are interested In recent news that Argentine contemplates build ing a third dreadnaught of a type similar to the two under construction. “The move to increase tho navies of the Latin Amer ican republics." today said Dr. Laruo, “meets the approval of American naval men. because every warship built by the South American governments strengthens the defense of the Monroe doctrine.' BULGARIANS DEVOTE CHIEF ATTENTION TO CITY OF ADRIANOPLE f Coiillnneil Iron: Page One.) uJJhvhiloii stationed at Bulair, north of ilalllpoll, but ih- correspondent says 1,1 l, l ho guiding spirit in a scheme In land troops in tin? neighborhood of Rodin-to. Tuesday In was at Ismhl. on tin- Asiatic side of the sea of Mar mora where 20,000 men aro eneamped. All the Turkish transports anil war ships were sent In that direction with mine clearing vessels, under foreign experts, it having been reported that (he Bulgarians hud mined Itodosto har bor. A Constantinople dispatch 10 the Ex press states that, hi the lighting for the possession of ilalllpolt the Bulgarians occupied tlhunoB and Jlora on the Mar mora coast near the neck of the pen insula but the Turks aided by war ships, drove them out again, killing about 600. Deaths and Funerals Mrs. Johnnie Bennett Anniston, February 5.—fSpetial.i—The tenoral of .Mrs. Johnnie Bennett Osborne, age 35. who died Tuesday, will he held Thursday afternoon ut the residence of hfi mother, Mrs. John f-'nrson, 903 Qulrt t.ird avenue. The remains will he shipped to Gadsden for burial. (ieorge Cook Spigencr Prattville, February 5 - (Special, i - Gcorge Gook Sptgerier died at his home Tuesday at noon front a stroke of paraly sis, The deceased has not been in good health for three or four years. He was born lit Prattville In ISIS, and up to the time he received his first stroke some three or four years ugo, was active In the political and industrial affairs of the county. In politics he has always been prominent mid active, having held the of hie if sheriff twite and treasurer twice, and at all times with honor tc/ himself and the county. Deceased was educated ut the old A. and M. college at Auuurn, where he grad uated with distinction, lie leaves surviv ing him a wife and five children, all of 1 rattville except the nicest son, I.lc^l Ivn, who Is in Colorado fur ids health. The remains were Interred at Oak Hill today after the funeral services at home, conducted by his pastor. Dr, W. P. Dteh inton. LICE I.OY Undertaker. Phones 7M. ■HAW. the Undertaker. Phones t. JOHNS' Undertaking Co. Phones 1001 What Men Get At Weil’s for $15, $20 and $25 Hart Schaffner & Marx Suits and Overcoats up to $22.50, up to $32.50 and up to $37.50. We want you to know that when you buy a suit, overcoat or pair of trousers here it is al ways Hart Schaffner & Marx, for we handle no other clothes. Hart Schaffner & Marx clothes at these $15, $20 and $25 prices are nearly double the value you can get for the same money anywhere else. M. Weil & Bro. 1915 and 1917 First Avenue The Home of Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes TENNESSEE RIVER Conditions on River Better at This Season Than in Some Time Huntsville. February G.—(Special.)— Steamboat men who have come up from the Tennessee river during this week say that the water In the Tennessee has reached an ideal stage -or traffic. The water is so high that the larger river packets are having no trouble getting over the shoals and traffic is heavy. Only 57 tick infected areas remain in Madison county out of several hundred this time lant year, and the work of kill ing out the tick Is nearly finished. The officials expect to have the county free by March 1. in the meantime the law against taking cattle across tlie quaran <ne lines is being rigidly enforced. Prof. .1. Bubhoo, a clairvoyant, who claimed to be a native of East India, is dead at bis home on Ltmberg street, from the efforts of swallowing an ounce of car bolic acid. A more vigorous campaign for the col lection of street taxes than ever before has been started by the city commission ers. Determined to reduce the number of those who have been escaping the tax, the commissioners have assigned to the police department the duty of making collections. Five days’ notice is being given and if the tax is not paid by that time the costs will run up. The first step toward the building of a new hotel v/as taken last night when the city commissioners gave Humes C\ Laughlin and associates an option on the city hall property. The option and deed specifically states that the building to bo erected on the lot shall be a hotel building a ml used for that purpose, or It shall revert to the city. The company is given 90 days in which to begin work on the buildings. “HAIL TO THE CHIEF” Music uml mirth celebrated the re instatement of George IT. Rodeker as chief of police last l ight, a large trowel of Iho chief’s friends gathering around the city hall with a brass band and r string orchestra in honor of the "Rig Chief." The serenade was kept up for several hours, scores of people taking part In the celebration. large banner bearing the legend that "Rodeker is ■■ ;rtln our chief” was carried on the streets by two dusky Senagamblans. And the crowds chaereil and the hand played and the orchestra “orohestraed” ami the chief, sitting in his office In the < Ity hall, said: "It’s mighty nice In the boys and I appre ciate It,” LIEN FILED AGAINST NEW YORK BREWER New York. February 6.—A lien (Us pen dens) was filed here today against the real property of Adolphus Busch, the St Louis brewer, to protect the interests of six plaintiffs In suits now pending In Monroe county. New York, to recover al most three quarters of a million dol lars. The suits are based on the com mon ground that the defendant made fraudulent representations which induced, the plaintiffs to buy stock in the I’nited States Dependent Telephone company about seven years ago. ^ LEGAL NOTICES_ Notice to 4'ontrnetorM Sealed proposals will be received b^’ the undersigned at the city engineer's office until noon, Friday, February 7, iyi8, to lay approximately Jg.COO yards of either as phalt, wood block or ILassam pavement, on a concrete foundation, on Laudcrdum street and Dallas avenue, in Selma, Ala., together with necessary storm servers, manholes, curbing inlets, etc. Plans and specifications on file In city engineer's office. A certified check, payable to the city of Selma, for $1000, irust accompany each proposal. The right is reserved to reject any and all bids. J (J LIEN SMITH, City Engineer, Selma, Ala. _1-27-llt A’ i>t Ice Notice ifl hereby given that the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Bir mingham Hallway. Bight and Bower com pany’ will be held In the office of tin* company In Birmingham, Ala. on Monday February’ 10, 1913, at It o'clock a. m., for the purpose of electing a board of di rectors to serve during the ensuing year, and for the transaction of such other business as the meeting when assembled, shall deem necessary or proper. If unable to be present In person pleas? sign the enclosed proxy In blank or In favor of some one whom you know will attend, returning same to the under signed. Yours very truly, l-29-13t. J. 1*. BOSS Secy. These Are For You, Mr. Builder A corner lot well located in the Glen Iris section, 185x135 feet. Price $7250; $1260 cash. Owner will trade for semi-central store location. 95x250 feet, located near the Country dub, south of Highland avenue; fine elevated lot facing south. It’s the best one left. Price $12,000. Owner will sell any part of this lot. It's a corn«‘i. A beautiful corner lot at Hanover Cir cle and Highland avenue. 100x160 feet. Price $7500; termv or will trade for Jam-up borne. TELB US WHAT YOU WANT AND YOU'LL. GET IT. McDavid, Meyer, Gold man & Terry 2100 1st Avenue. Phone 2543 Haiti. RAVBE NORRIS, Sales Mgr. 8% Preferred Stock There are few investments that pay as good net returns as the preferred stock of this company. The officers and others who participated in the organization of the com pany, and who will manage it, hold only the common stock, which constitutes a guarantee fund of two hundred thousand dollars for the payment of dividends on the pre ferred. The preferred shares pay a fixed dividend of eight per cent, one-half in January and one-half in July of each year, and can he purchased at one hundred dollars a share. Realty Trust Company - JOHN H. FRYE, President Capital $400,000.00 No. 303 North 20th Street Birmingham, Ala.