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lac automobile, never been used, for
• i Sule by owners; secured In trade; will
make good terms to purchaser. Ad
EOR SALE—1 have two bulldogs. wITl
sell one, price *10, and *15; 18 months’
old; line, yard dogs. Address 1007 X. 46th
street. _______
WANTED—To sell cheap, complete home
study course on automobile running and
repairs, with working models and dia
grams. Call Main 3415 for particular."!
and price. _I__
EOR SALE—Rooming house centrally lo
cated. 40 rooms about 30 furnished; will
sell for cash only *3000; will not Inter
view on credit proposition. Inquire
arris N. 20th street.
TWO connecting furnished rooms for
light housekeeping, *14 per month. 821
List street, north. __
T"(* RENT—Within Vs block of car line,
a nicely furnished room in private resi
dence; business woman or teacher pre
ferred. Phone 5852-J.
LARGE nicely furnished room with board
private family, Sonth Highlands; all
conveniences; high elevation, cool. Main
FOR RENT—Three nice unfurnished
looms for light housekeeping. Apply
1921 6th avenue, north, _ 2-16-3t.
NICE-rooms, close in. with conveniences
and nice table board. 616 N. 22d street,
4273-J, Main. 2-16-5t-SU-tu-thu-fri-su
ATTRACTIVE home, with board. 1406
Uth avenue, south. References ex
changed. _
EXCELLENT table, with or without
room. 1406 Uth avenue, south. References
A GOOD collection and office inan would
like to connect with some Rood firm.
Wholesale house preferred. Now em
ployed. First class.references furnished.
P, O. Box S44, city.2-l«-3t
BRIGHT New York woman wants posi
tion as housekeeper in small hotel,
roomlnp house or bachelor’s home.
Phone 5354-J, M. Gerand. 518 N. 21st
street. 2-lfi-3t
'DOS'l*—Friday,” black crochet purse con
taining two small leather purses, in
surance receipt and between $15 and $20
in cash. Return to 2312 6th avenue. Re
g^l.-——a . . >•_*
sixteenth reporta of Alabama Bar asso
ciation. and notable men of Alabama,
two volumes. Webb Book Co.
V ANTED-Young man that understates
tailoring business. Durham Woojen.
Mills, 1825 2d avenue, next to Pizitz.
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WANTED—Experienced waist finishers;
none other need apply. 1912 South 10th
L—-- -.... 1 l —1.—3
herman Aviator Killed
Leipsic, Germany, February lf».—The
German aviator Lank was killed here
lodAy while attempting a gliding flight
from a height of 2400 feet, llis aero
plane toppled over iti mid-air.
TIME 'TO THE 1\ \ I Gl lt VI lO V
“Doc” Thompson and His Prairie Schooner as They Appeared on Second Avenue Yesterday—Photo by H.
G. Baird
Amid the whirl of street cars, electric
broughams, limousines and tourliy? cars,
there appeared on the streets of Bir
mingham yesterday a vehicle of the days
of Daniel Boone.
Slowly lumbering along with the rustic
gait of the cow, there came up Second
avenue shortly after noon yesterday a
pair of oxen drawing behind them a
typical old prairie schoonerMype of ve
hicle. Heads were turned from all direc
tions and interested eyes watched the
old time equipage progress east on Sec
ond avenue up past the postoffice to
Jacobs’ drug store, where it stopped.
There the steers lowered their heads
almost to the pavement, apparently rest
ing their necks from the weight of the
yoke and with half closed eyes they lazi
ly switched their tails once In awhile
as the driver stopped down from be
neath his white canvas covered wagon
and went into tiie store to make a pur
chase. It was plain to ho seen that
neither the driver nor the driven spent i
a large part of th^ir time in these sur-1
roundings, yet both were as much at
home as if they were plowing a new
grounds clearing 100 miles from any city.
The driver of the team returned, com- 1
fortsl)lyy seated himself, clucked to his
trained animals and the plnoeer equip
ment rolled on up Second avenue and out
of sight. Many saw and were Interested
but few there were who were not too
busy to stop and consider that there
on the Ssame street, within 10 feet of
each other passed the products of two
different ages.
The driver was “Doc Thompson” and
of “Doc” there will be more later; for
yesterday ho promised The Age-Herald
reporter that before leaving town to
morrow morning he would tell the story
of his life. Sufficient it is now to let
all know that “Doc” Is in town.
In order to arouse some little curiosity,
however, it can now be stated that “Doc”
has traveled over 16 states with this
team of oxen, that he carries food for
both himself and his oxen with him, that
wherever darkness overtakes him is
where he makes his bed. that wherever
he stops is his home, and, that last and
most mysterious, “Doc” is --—- a
For many years Doc has been a de
tective and in that time he has hod manv
thrilling experiences. He has camped
and slept in almost every county in the
•16 states of the southeast over which
he travels, he has seen many bad men
and has been In many “tight” places.
He has come from no place in partic
ular and he is bound for the same com
munity. Three months ago he was in
Tampa, Fla., and now he Is in Birming
ham and tomorrow, as •‘Doc’’ said: "I
may be in h-”
“I found a man here in Birmingham
today,” he said yesterday, “who is wanted |
on a charge of murder. His name is ,
R. J. Wright and the alleged crime oe- j
curred at Hartford, Ala. I turned him j
over to the sheriff of Geneva county this j
afternoon and received a reward of $1200. !
I am employed by a famous detective j
agency in Indianapolis. Ind.”
Doc Thompson has the appearance of
the typical woodstnan and pioneer of the |
early days of tho^south and west. Hs|
Is not a hermit nor a crusty old recluse, j
Ho is sociable and loves to talk and |
although he is over 50 years old and has |
not experienced the torture of a shave j
or a haircut for many, many days, yet
there is in his eye the twinkle of love
for companionship and the society of j
agreeable friends. When he agreed yes- J
terday to let The Age-Herald staff pho
tographer take his picture be did so with
regret for he says that it was one of
the experiences of his lifetime, and lie
was so Sorry that he did not have his
two dogs with him to get into the pic
ture too.
He. spent yesterday in stocking up his
wagon for a trip on north but he win
not leave until Monday night.
rrraldrut Alabama Illvlalon UniiKhtrra «>f (he foafrdrrury
In the first place, my dear daughters,
pleaso preserve this and take It to your
chapter, that we may in tills way reach
as many as possible.
I am very glad to report to you that
all Is well In your division. So well under
way Is the business, so smoothly are all
things running that there will be no!
necessity, for the meeting of the execu
tive board this winter. We can save
all our spare time and money to go to
the Oanideh convention In May. Of course, |
this means that all promises made at
Greenville convention are being redeemed
and by May I have no shadow of doubt
everything will be well in hand. I,et us,
though, ever bear in mind our deficit
fund, and I would particularly beg all
chairmen of committees and officers to
make their bills against the division as
small as possible. We must remember
that it is scarcely three months ere we
meet in convention assembled, at one
of the cultured, ante-bellum plantation
towns, picturesque Camden, near the flow’
Arc You Educating Your Boy?
You may be preparing to equip him for
higher educational training In either event
it will be easier for you if you will open a sav
ings account for his credit. ~ By depositing a
small sum each week or mouth you cun soon
provide an endowment that will be of great
service and at the same time stimulate the de
sire on his part to save.
A Safe and Sure Way
A safe and sure way of accumulating money is to
have a savings account. When you deposit a part of
your income regularly, you can draw from the account
for special uses, and it will still grow, so that you will
have a substantial fund on hand. This bank pays in
terest on savings at the rate of 4 per cent, compounded
twice a year, and deposits from one dollar upwards may
be made at the convenience of the depositor.
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The Bank qf Alabama
*-=11! ENSLE^J !if=1
JF==H CAPIT/1L $50.QQC.W b=
ing Alabama, and we must work fast
and earnestly. A rare pleasure Is In store
for us, an old-time home-time welcome
In that historic place, whose proud boast
is that she is the mother of our organ
ization. Here Miss Sallie Jones, brilliant
and cultured educator and patriot of
that rich section of our state, formed the
charter c hapter, United Daughters of the
Confederacy in Alabama, which later
builded better than it knew in the or
ganization of the. Alabama division. Last
year our division decided to place an
endowed scholarship in one of our state
schools as a fitting memorial of her life
and work, one wjjich she herself would
have chosen above any other. Your schol
arship committee,Vomposed of Mrs. J. E.
Frazier, Miss Meta Thompson, Mrs. Ed
ward Trimble, Mrs. W. T. Handers, has,
through its chairman, Mrs. L. M. Dash
insky, sent out letters, asking contribu
tions for this scholarship. It is needless
for me to remind you of your duty here,
for 1 know too well what will be your
pleasure. Nor must we lag in the in
terest of our important monuments, Ar
lington, Gettysburg and Shiloh.
Now that the chapter presidents have
received minutes of the general conven
tion at Washington, I wduld urge all
members who wish to be thoroughly post
ed, to send 12 cents to our recording sec
retary general, Mrs. Roy McKinnney, Pa
ducah, Ky., for a copy. Then, those of
you who have not read the Greenville
minutes of your own Alabama division
should! hasten to do so;- that you may
see the great work you are doing. These
(an be secured from your state secre
tary, Mrs. Carl Tutwiler, Dothan. Ala.,
by sending ♦» cents to cover postage.
I wonder how many daughters are
striving to get new chapters for our di
vision? When you look at the roster of
the general minutes and see how few
chapters we have in comparison to other
divisions, it should make us redouble our
energies. Time Is short, who will try
to win the silver loving cup offered to
her who will form the greatest number
of new chapters? Any woman in any
chapter can form a chapter at any place.
Application blanks and charter applica
tions can be procured from Mrs. R. B.
Dickerson, treasurer, and all informa
tion for forming chapters will be found
In your Greenville minutes. For form
ing children’s chapters send to Mrs. Leo
nard Hobart, Birmingham. Tenth avenue,
south, for information. Every chapter
should bear in mind that at the last con
vention in Greenville the per capita tax
for our state dues was increased 5 cents,
so your state dues for this year will be
20 cents for each member. Dues to bo
sent to the treasurer general for next
year are still the same, 10 cents per cap
ita. Your state division dues of 20 cents
should be sent not later than April 1. Do
all of us understand about our relief
work? If not road the report of your state
president in last minutes. We have a
relief fund in our division. Every chapter
Boarding House
Northside; nicely furnished through
out; 18 rooms already practically
filled; will lease to desirable par
ties at low' rental. Ow'ner wants to
retire from business. This is splen
did location.
Gibson Insurance &
Realty Co.
216 N. 21st St. Phone (2785 Main
$3000 00—Four lots within 3 blocks of
$2500.00—2 lots on Cedar street, half
block from car.
$1250.00—House No. 2305 Bessie avenue,
facing Minor school. Will sell on
terms of $100 cash, and $15 per month.
I have 16 lots on top of the hill at Hill
top that T can sell from $400 to $1700.
Call me up.
George McWilliams
Phone nnk-W ,
r i j . / /
should send something to our treasurer,
MrSf Dickerson, for this relief fund, for
there is more need of this than you dream.
Only last week we had a case here in
Jefferson county, a pitiful case of a brave
daughter struggling for hed bedridden
soldier father and her invalid mother,
which could I tell it you would bring
tears to your eyes and send your hands
to your pocketbooks. Other wdrks and
needs will be mentioned in another let
ter at another time.
News of Ensley |
The following programme has been
arranged for the meeting of the Bir
mingham Baraca and Phllathea union,
which will be held at the Ensley Bap
tist church tomorrow evening:
Song, “Baraca;" Invocation, J. TV.
Minor; solo, Dr. It. E. Nettles of Bir
mingham; scripture reading, C. W.
Colo of Ensley; hymn No. 88, congre
gation; solo, Idris Thomas; five minute
talks; "The Baraca Class in the Small
Town,” John Toole; "The Baraca Class
and the Stranger In the City," W. E.
Turnipseed; "Methods of Enlisting Men
and Women in Bible Study.” Hugh F.
Eattmer of Birmingham; "The Baraca
Class a Power in the Church—How It
Helps the Pastor," the Rev. ' A. K.
Wright; song, “Phllathea:" Baraca and
Phllathea benediction. At the conclu
sion of the programme refreshments
will be served.
The residence occupied by W. H. Rail
at Thirty-sixth street and Avenue 13
was partially destroyed by fire Satur
day morning shortly after 12 o'clock.
The contents of tho building were a
total loss. No one was at home at the
time the fire started and the flames
had gained considerable headway be
fore the alarm was turned Jn. The dam
age is estimated to be about 81000.
Ensley Church Services
At. the Baptist church at the 11
o’clock services the Rev. A. K. Wright
will have for his subject, "The Cali
of the Homeland.” The evening sub
ject will be entitled, “What We Get for
Our Money," and will be Illustrated.
The Rev. George E. Boyd, pastor of
the Methodist church, will preach at
tho morning service on the subject,
"The Gift of God's Eove," and at 7:30
p. m., "A Surrendered EJfe." Special
music lias been arranged for these
services. Next Sunday, February 23, ts
Thanksgiving day at this church and
Bishop J. II. McCoy wilt preach at the
morning service.
The Itev. E A. Bruliacher, who will
assume the pastorate of the Grace
Presbyterian church April 1, will
preach at this church this morning at
11 o'clock. At the evening service Dr.
F. B. Fullerton, field secretary of the
Presbyterian U. S. A. church, will
Services will be held at St. John's
Episcopal church Sunday evening by
Bishop 1'. M. Beckwith, who will con
firm a Targe class at this service.
Mrs. Fannie Garrett, T5 years of age,
who died at her home in Hogan, Ohio,
last week, was formerly ono of the
brightest and best loved citizens of
Ensley. She was one of the original
members of the First Presbyterian
church in this city. Mrs. Garrett moved
to Ohio several years ago. Her son, W.
O. Garrett, is still a citizen of this
city, residing at Avenue H and Twen
ty-second street.
Performances for the benefit of the
Moore school will be given at the Belle
theatre this week.
A quiet wedding was solemnized yes
terday afternoon at the home of Mrs.
H. F. Beeves of Ensley between Miss
Ellen A. Glass, sister of Mrs. Reeves,
and Charles K. Adams, both being well
known young people of Ensley. Barney
Glass of Beaumont, Tex., gave the
bride away, and Miss Blanche Glass
waB maid of honor. The bride wore a
blue tailor made suit, with hat' to
Following the wedding the young
couple left on an extended trip through
Florida and on their return will re
side in Ensley. w here Mr. Adams is in
Tf the sale of tickets for the concert
lo he given by tile roncer! band of the
Tennessee cumpany, February u’8, is
any indication a large atendance Is
forecast. The members of the band
are working hard to make this con
cert one of the best ever given in Bir
| mingham by a similar organization.
The funeral of Mrs. H. Chamborden
will be held this afternoon from the
Ensle}' Catholic church at 2:30. Inter
ment will be at Pratt City. The pall
bearers will be Captains Ramage and
Donlin, Sergeant Cochrane, M. J. Sheve
lin and James Donaldson.
M. W. McDonald, a well known
young electrician at the Tennessee
Coal, Iron and Railroad company plant,
left yesterday for Millervllle, where he!
will be married today to Miss Clayton. \
The young people will return to Ensley
Thursday and will make their home at i
Twenty-seventh street and avenue H.
Philadelphia, February 1 o.—An
nouncement was made tonight that the
eleventh regatta of the American Row
ing association, known as the American
Henley, will be held as usual on the
.Schuylkill river, Philadelphia, May 3J.
The programme wip include contests
for first ana second single sculls, first
double sculls, first four sculls, first and !
second four oared shells, first eig.it
oared shells, junior collegiate eight
oared shells, special inter-club second
eight oared shells, and inter-scholastic
eight oared shells.
To Inauguration
Southern Railway through Atlanta
In I hour and 10 minutes quicker time
to Washington. “Birmingham Special"
leaves 9:30 a. m. “I>emocratic Special”
9:30 a. m. U. S. Fast Mail, r>:50 p. in.
All trains electric lighted; steel equip- |
Bail Fixed at $5000—Has
Been Confined Nearly
Four Years
After being confined in the Jefferson
county jail for nearly four years, W. M.
Railey, charged with a capital offense,
was admitted to bail#in the sum of $5000
by Judge C. C. Nesmlih of the city court,
on habeas corpus proceedings heard be
fore him yesterday.
Bailey is charged with a criminal as
sault on a young girl and has
had two trials In the criminal court of
the county, lie was convicted in each
trial, but on appeal to the supreme court
was granted a rehearing. The case has
been called several times during the past
year, but owing to the absence qf wit
nesses who are said to have 1* ft the
state the case has been continued from
time to tinny
The Rev. Mooney to New Orleans
Yesterday morning the Rev. V. L>.
Mooney, formerly pastor of the (second
Presbyterian church, left with his fam
ily over the Louisville and Nashville
railroad for New Orleans, where he has
accepted the call of tlie Napoleon Ave
nue Presbyterian church. Quite a num
ber of friends witnessed the departure
of Dr. Mooney from Birmingham.
To Raise Bis Subscription
Berlin, February 15.—A national sub
scription is to be raised In Germany is
connection with the celebration of the
twenty-fifth anniversary of Kmperor Wil
liam's accession to the throne. The
money is to be devoted to missionary
work In the German colonies.
Bright Eyes
An active, healthy liver
that never shirks its
work is reflected in your
eyes which sparkle and
shine with the joy of life
—watch your eyes in the
mirror and take
Tutt’s Pills
at the first sign of dull*
ness. At your druggist*
sugar coated or plain.
The Home Furnishers
2012-14 Third Avenue
Home Furnishers Will Find This Third Week of
Hood Wheeler s February Sale
Rich In Opportunities for Mon
ey Saving on Home Furniture
[/□GAIN we want to emphasize the fact
\_J that HOOD & WHEELER Furniture
“stands the saw test,” that it is the last
a-lifetime Furniture, that this store stands
behind every sale and guarantees every
claim made for the goods.
1.50 Buys This Regular $30
Brass Bed in Feb. Sale
Here’s the kind of a bed it is. Has 2 1-2 inch
comer posts, with five 1 inch fillers. It is
satin finish, guaranteed for ten years against
any test. This bed is a good value at $30, the
^ price generally charged around town. Special
Another Extra
Special Brass
Bed Worth $35
Has 2 1-2 in. corner posts
and five 1 1-2 in. fillers
with two top rails foot and
head. Fully guaranteed.
Quite the best and hand
somest bed we’ve ever
5“..... $23.50
Like Cut $1 ^.50
Worth $18
This Table is solid oak. of se
lected quality, hand finished, gold
en or early English: has 45 inch
top and extends 6 feet.
A Buffet Special
Quartered oak, finished
early English, mirror back,
velvet lined silver drawer.
Very pretty piece indeed;
easily worth $25.00. Special
February (£1 H PA
price . vl I
No Better Fumed Oak
Dining Room Suite
In the City
Worth $3C0 S'I'JC.OO
Feb. Special
This suite is truly magnificent.
It is built of finest selected quar
tered oak. Every little detail of
cabinet work and finish is perfect.
It is cheap at $300.00, the usual
price. You can't afford to over
look it at the February price—
only $225.00.
The Description
BUFFET is 70 inches long, large
mirror, velvet lined silver drawer,
divided in compartments.
CHINA CLOSET, extra large, best
glass front, mirror back.
TABLE, 54 In, top, extends 6 feet.
SERVING TABLE, full size.
CHAIRS, six diners and two arm,
upholstered in best leather.
This suite cannot be duplicated at
the price In Birmingham. Suppose
you try.
Now With Hood & Wheeler
Mr. F. R. Strother, for four years
connected with the Alabama Fur
niture Co., and for the past two
years with Broyles & Sparkman, is
now with Hood & Wheeler. He
will be very glad to meet all of
his old iriends and patrons here
and serve them to his best ability.
Exchange Your Old Furniture for New
At Hood & Wheeler’s This Week
IF COURSE you have old furniture in
the house you’re tired of. You want
to get rid of it—want something new,
mouern, handsomer, but don’t care to
throw or give it away. Come down to this
big, modern store and select the furniture
you want, whether a few pieces, a bedroom,
dining room or living room suite or a com
plete home outfit, you will find exactly what
you want and find it priced, quality for
quality, lower than any store in Alabama.
—We then buy your old furniture and pay
full value.
—This is our “New Furniture For Old”
plan.' "investigate it.
—As previously announced, we have opened
two exclusive second hand stores—one at
2111 2d avenue and the other at 2011-13 4th
avenue. Through these stores we sell shop
worn and all the second hand furniture we
can buy, and it’s a hard matter to keep
them in stock, too.

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