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BY BRITISH VESSEL
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
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and
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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.

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