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“Distinctively
Individual"
EVENTS OF my
Commissioners will discuss proposals
for extensive paving at special meeting
today.
The proposal of the Sloss company
to remove the colte ovens on First
avenue will be considered at an exec
utive session of the commission.
Semi-annual meeting of Plsgah Home
association at 8 o'clock tonight at 1601
Allen street.
L'nion meeting of all church auxil
iary societies of Birmingham at 3
o'clock at the First Methodist church
to hear Miss Harriet Taylor and Mrs.
It. H. Passmore speak on the work of
the Young Women's Christian associa
tion.
At the Theatres
Jefferson—Frltzi Scheff in “The Soul
Wager,'' at 8:30 o'clock p. ill.
Bijou—"The Rosary,” at 8:30 o'clock
p. in.
.Majestic—Max Bloom In "The Sunny
Side of Broadway," 2:15, 7:30 and !»
o'clock.
PACKARDS
FOR RFNT
We sell the Packard, Hudson aud
Ilupinoblle.
CHAS. DENEGRE
SOUTHERN GARAGE
Phone Main 4116 1922 Ave. F.
TONIGHT ONLY
Curtain 8:15
Jon. M. Gnitew Present* the llrllliiiut
Operatic Star
Fritzi
Scheff
la ller Create*! SueeeN*
THE LOVE WAGER
Prices 50c to $2.00
SeatN on Sale Friday
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Wednesday, February 19
Curtain S:15
Frederic McKay Presents
BLANCHE
|l I to IIIn MuNleal
| I Comedy Sue
1 I eeNN ;
I The Wail Street Girl
! PRICES 50c to $2.00
| Seats Now on Sale
I J
Friday and Saturday and Saturday
Matinee, Feb’y 21-22
Mi;lit Curtain S:I5
Firat Time Here of tlie Grrnte*t Play
Ever Written of the South
A. II. Wooda I'reNontN
F DUSTIN l\/f
ARNUlVl
In Edward People'* ThrlllliiK Drama
“THE LITTLE REBEL”
The Greateat Play of Humanity Ever
AVrltteu
_Matinee 25c to $150
JL 1 ACCS Mich t 50c to $2.00
—. Seats on Sale Wednesday
Coming Feb. 24-25-26
NEW YORK’S GREATEST HIT
BOUGHT AND
PAID FOR
BY GEORGE UROAUH1RST
ROWLAND AND CLIFFORD OFFER
THE
ROSARY
Uy EDWARD II. HOSE
FfltCii I Sc, 555c, 55c, 50c Phone 1145
Next Week—“The Thief.**
MAJESTIC Si#
MAX BLOOM,."pV/L
Sunny Side of broa^wov
10c M*u«i*,y 2:45 Iliao-N,*ht—
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and Suturdnj liatlucc
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| The Rt. Rev. C. M. Beckwith, bishop
' of the Episcopal diocese of Alabama, con
firmed a class of 10 at St. John’s ehurch,
Knsley, last night and preached the ser
i mon. Bishop Beckwith was assisted by
tiie Rev. Willoughby N. Claybrook, rec
tor of St. Mary’s-on-the-Highlands, and
tho Rev. I. O. Adams, rector of Trinity
church, Bessemer.
A crowd that filled the church heard
Bishop Beckwith’s-sermon. At Bessemer
yesterday afternoon Bishop Beckwith con
firmed a class of three.
The Rev. Claybrook will preach at St.
John’s next Sunday and will have a spe
cial message for the congregation In re
gard to calling a new pastor.
MAKE FINAL EFFORT
TODAY TO PREVENT
'FIREMEN’S STRIKE
< Continued From Page Oue)
differences of the engineers with the same
lines last summer.
"With regard to the public statements
by the railroad companies, wherein it is
said that the engineers are satisfied anti
huvo been benefited f>y arbitration under
the railroad’s plan and the railroads have
paid $1,000,000 in back pay, etc.,’’ said Mr.
Carter in his statement, "1 am advised by
Grand Chief Stone of the Bortherhood of
LiOemtive Engineers that while it has
been ten ninths since they agreed to arbi
trate and seven months since the hear
ings were closed and given to the arbitra
tion hoard for a decision, the award of
that board has not yet been put into ef
fect, except on one railroad, and it has
oeen found necessary to request the engi
neers’ arbitration board to meet again
and finally decide what they really did
mean by the award that they handed
down.”
The main objection of President Carter
to the arbitration board, as in the engi
neers' case, is, he declared, that non
practical men on "the board controlled
the arbitration. These men, he said, went
to the records of the interstate commerce
commission, which, he affirmed, were no
toriously incorrect, and based their find
ings on these records.
Statistics Favor Railroads
The railroads, according to Mr. Carter’s
statement, are maintaining at great ex
pense in Washington a bureau which
gathers statistics for use in arbitration
proceedings. These statistics, he de
clared, favor the railroads.
As the deadlock now stands, the fire
men's committee, is demanding an arbi
tration under the Erdman act by a board
of three members, while the railroad man
agers decline to agree to a settlement by
so small a board in which, they claim,
the third man has too great a power.
If tomorrow’s conferences fail to effect
a compromise and the federal mediators
am ounce their failure to bring the two
factions to terms, it is expected that
President Carter will formally issue a
strike order tomorrow night. So much
is at stake, however, that some sort of a
compromise is confidently expected by in
terests allied with both sides.
Knapp Off for New York
Washington, February id.— Judge Mar
tin A. Knapp of the commerce court, left
here late tonight for New York. He said
ithat he knew nothing about the confer
ence in New York today between Mr.
Hanger ami the committee of railroad
managers. When asked if he believed
that the controversy would bfe amicably
adjusted. Judge Knapp said:
"One instinctively hopes that some way
may yet be found to avert such a calam
ity as a strike of the firemen would en
tail. Just how it will be avoided, Jiou'
ever, no one can say.’’
| CONGRESS PREPARED
TO TAKE HAND IN THE
MEXICAN SITUATION
(Continued from page One)
crats in the light over President Taft’s i
appointments is expected during the week.
Democratic senators -have decided to de
mand direct action upon the army, navy,
diplomatic, marine corps, public health
service and revenue cutter service ap
pointments. As a compromise offer to the
republicans they probably will suggest
that u selected number of postmasters,
I civil employes and consul appointees be
also confirmed.
Thus far the republican senators have
consistently opposed such a course, and
have demanded that all the Taft ap
pointments be taken up in regular order. 1
The democratic move now planned is I
based on the belief that the republicans '
will accept the compromise rather than J
see all Taft appointments fail.
As a part of the plan to let no further j
general business interfere with appropria- i
tion bills, House leaders have determined
that no action will be taken on the ques
tion of federal control ol water power. If
the Senate passes the Connecticut river
bill tomorrow tlie measure will be sfent to
a House committee and allowed to stay
t here.
Schaffer Commits Suicide
A telegram was received at police head
quarters from Memphis last night, stat
ing that August Schaffer had committed
suicide in that city. It was also stated
that Schaffer had a brother named t red
Schaffer in the grocery business in Bir
mingham. The police were unable to lo
cated Fred Schaffer last night.
PERSONAL
8. P. Clark will return tonight front
imraerce. Tex., where he was called to
tend the death bed of his mother, who
died Friday.
Salem, Mass., February 16.—A diary, -al
leged to contain a record of the death of
George E. Marsh, written some hours be
fore the body of the wealthy soap man
ufacturer of Lynn was found on the West
Lynn marshes, April 12. 1912, w ill figure In
the trial of William A. Dorr, charged with
murder. The case will be opened in the
superior court here tomorrow.
The state will attempt to show that
Dorr mailed this journal to an aunt in
California, and that through this action
the police obtained the first clue to the
alleged perpetrator of the crime. Other
circumstances, including a legacy of $100,
060, wdiich w?as to go to this aunt in 191-4,
or earlier, in event of MarsH’s death, lend
a peculiar interest to the mysterious if
fair.
More than 100 witnesses have been sum
moned and the prosecution’s case, built
largely on circumstantial evidence, will be
stoutly contested. Dorr’s mother, Mrs.
L. C. Dorr, will attend the trial. As she
is advanced in years and in feeble health
it was decided only at the last moment
to permit her to undertake this ordeal.
Marsh was 76 years of age and a wid
ower. His only immediate relatives were
a brother, Caleb, and a son, James M.
Marsh. He was not known to have an
enemy and when his body bearing four
bullet wounds was discovered the police
were at a loss for a motive for his death.
RIGID CENSORSHIP IS
ESTABLISHED BY MEX
ICAN GOVERNMENT;
FIGHTING RESUMED
of Ills forces back to the federal base
near the national palace last night.
President Madero’s attitude was one
of exasperation, but as he had request
ed tile American government to with
hold intervention he could do no less
than consent to an armistice when the
question was submitted directly to him.
But lie let It be known, without equiv.
ocation, that lie was determined to re
tain the presidency.
The American ambassador and the Ger
man minister called on the President and
on General Huerta and asked that the
military dispositions of the government
forc es should be so arranged as to render
unnecessary the firing over the residential
quarters; that a free zone be fixed and
that the goverhment unite with the Amer
ican committee In the establishment of
centers for the distribution of food to the
poor, this having already been agreed to
by General Diaz provisionally.
Early this morning the embassy was the
scene of Intense activity. A dozen auto
mobiles moved swiftly to and fro, carry
ing refugees, provisions and messages.
The work entailed necessitated the hiring
of a corps of extra clerks and stenog
raphers. The embassy building was be
sieged by hundreds, not all of them Amer
icans, who asked for advice or assistance.
There is little actual suffering from
lack of food or shelter within the city,
but there is a vast amount of discomfort
and great danger to those who remain.
Monterey. Mexico, February 16,—Gen.
Geronlmo Trevino, commander of the fed
eral troops in the northern military zone,
said to the Associated Press today:
"I have not authorized my name to be
used in connection with any rebellion
against the constituted government and
against the interests of my country,
which I feel it my duty to patriotically
and loyally defend. This is my irrevoca
ble resolution.”
General Trevino had been mentioned as
a possible candidate for the presidency
should Felix Diaz be successful in Mexico
City. In a statement last night Paseual
Orozco, Sr., who took possession of the
town of Neuvo Laredo, declared that Tre
vino was the choice of the revolutionary
leaders of the state of Chihuahua as pro
visional president and that he was confi
dent the federal commander also would
be acceptable to Diaz.
Rebels Rest on Arms
Laredo, Tex., February 16.—Col. Pascual
Orozco's rebel band, who took possession
ol the town of Neuvo Laredo yesterday
without resistance, rested on their arms
today, awaiting the coming of the loyal
troops, reported en route from Monterey
to dislodge them, but up to a late hour
tonight the federals had not made their
appearance. No disorder was reported
in Neuvo Laredo today.
United States troops are on guard at
the International railroad and foot
bridges here and a patrol has been estab
lished along the Rio Grande. State mil
itiamen are guarding the Laredo armory.
Three bridges on the Mexican National
line, about 60 miles south of the border,
vjere dynamited by the rebels last night
to retard the movement of federal troops,
the rebels seizing the engine attached to
a passenger train to convey the dynamite
squad. The engine was restored to the
train after the dynamiting operations
were concluded and the train allowed to
proceed to Neuvo Laredo, where it was
met by a switch engine and hauled across
the border this morning. Most of the
passengers, many of them refugees, and
inc luding about 20 American women and
children, were not molested. Mrs. Philip
E. Holland, wife of the United States con
sul at Saltillo, and child were among the
passengers.
Three women who boarded the train at
the town of Hidalgo, Chihuahua, said
they were forced to elave because of the
activity of bandits.
A strict embargo was been placed on
freight of all kinds destined for Mexico
via the Laredo gateway.
El Paso, Tex., February 16.—For a few
minutes this afternoon there was com
munication with Mexico City by way of
the National railway’s wires below
Juarez. Only news that a 24 hours’ ar
mistice was in effect came over the wires
before they were cut again by rebels be
low Juarez. On a train arriving here
early today over the Mexican Central line
came a few American refugees from Chi
huahua City. Hhey reported all remain
ing quiet at the state capital and that
the truce between rebels and federals had
been unbroken.
TO BE CHANGE IN
MEXICAN POLICY OF
THE UNITED STATES
(Cuntluued From Page One)
dared, the American embassy staff and
the committee appointed by Ambassador
Wilson began the work of assembling the
punlc stricken fugitive womenyend chil
dren at the embassy. Many Wlio hither
to had paid no heed to the warning of
the ambassador to leave the city now
were eager to embrace any measures
WANTED BID
100 Shares or Any Part '
Anniston Manufacturing Co.
(Anniston, Alabama)
Bywater, Frambach & Co.
25 Broad Street
N. Y. City
Specialists in
Standard Oil Subsidiaries
which meant their delivery from the panic
which has followed in the wake, of a
week's disorders.
It was pointed out that the easiest way
to safety lay via Vera Cruz, only a short
distance by rail. Once arrived at the
port of the capital city, the refugee.
would have full protection pending the
continuance of their journey by steamer
to American soil. One American dread
naught, the Georgia, already lies at an
chor in Vera Cruz harbor and two others,
the Vermont and Nebraska, are due to
morrow. With the guns of three sea
monsters leveled toward the city, refu
gees would have littl* to fear hut. if
necessity should arise, the fugitives could
be taken aboard ship.
Hundreds Seek Safety
While preparations for flight of the
women and children of the American col
ony were going forward the work of re
moving all foreigners from the danger
zone was entered upon in earnest and
hundreds sought safety in the neighbor
hood of the American embassy, where
every kind of a shelter was employed as
a place of refuge.
Messages fiom Ambassador Wilson un
der date of February 13, received up to
11 o’clock last night, were embodied into
a general statement by the department
as follows:
Accede to Requests
“It appears that yesterday the Amer
ican ambassador, company with -ue
German minister, sought a conference
with General Huerta, but upon their ar
rival at the palace were asked to see
President Madero. General Iluerta and
Mr. Lascurain, the minister of foreign
•affairs, were present. The American am
bassador requested, first, that the fed
eral forces should be so disposed as not
to cause any firing over the foreign res
idential section in attacking tlpe citaael;
second, that the neighborhood of the em
bassy should be treated not only as an
embassy but also as a place of ^refuge,
a zone being established to cover that
neighborhood which would thus enjoy a
special character of immunity due to hu
manitarian establishments; third, that an
American committee for tfie purpose of
establishing centers of food distribution |
to the poor should be joined by the £ov
ernment in its efforts; fourth, that sol
diers who have been placed on certain
public buildings, notably, one being used
as a place of refuge, and upon certain
American buildings should be taken away;
fifth, that in order to make it possible
for the American rescue committee to
remove from dangerous places Americans
lacking a supply of food and take them
to safer places there should be a three
"hours’ armistice, and, sixth, that there
should be an armistice of 12 hours to en
able foreigners to leave the city by rail.
“It appears from the ambassador’s re
port that President Madero and General
Huerta finally acceeded to all these re
quests. The ambassador adds that the
understandings above referred to have
been publicly posted and that the Ameri
can colony is much gratified at these
results.
“The American ambassador had a con
ference in the very early hours of Feb
ruary 15, Saturday, with his British, *er
man, Spanish and French colleagues at
the American embassy to consider the
situation. The meeting was brought about
with great difficulty the automobile sent
for Mr. Strong, the Britisli minister, hav
ing been struck by federal bullets, al
though occupied by a federal colonel and
six soldiers as a guard.
“As a result of this discussion the
Spanish minister proposed to visit the
palace to speak unofficially to Presi
dent Madero on behalf of the four min
cers and the American .ambassador
The meeting at the American embassy
broke up at 3 o’clock, the British min
ister remaining for the night at the
embassy, due to the difficulty of cross
ing the danger zone to reach the Brit
ish legion.
“Saturday morning, the Spanish nlln
ister, accordingly repaired to the pal
ace and had a discussion with Pres
ident Madero. Immediately thereafter
30 senators made an unsuccessful ef
fort to have an audience with Presi
dent Madero. It is reported that the
senate had voted that President Madero
be asked to resign by a vote of 27 to
3 of those present, constituting a ma
jority but not a quorum. Upon emerg
ing from the palace certain senators
are said to have harangued the popu
lace calling for support of the legisla
tive power and hinted that this course
was necessary to prevent intervention.
“Yesterday morning a battery of ar
tillery was stationed in the same block
with the embassy. The ambassador
requested General Iluerta to remove it
which was done, thus relieving the ap
prehension this had caused the Amer
lean colony in the vicinity.
“It was reported that federal troops
were being disposed in a manner to in
volve firing over the foreign residen
tial district in attacking the citadel
and that the French school, which the
American embassy had used as a refuge
for women and children was being used
as a position for federal troops, a bat
tery being stationed there. The Amer
ican ambassador and the German min
ister joined in requesting of . General
Huerta, a cessation of firing at 3:30
when they wished to discuss with him
the question of a daily firing zone.
The ambassador says th^t Americans
have been removed to as safe places as
can be found with the exception of
many who refuse to leave their homes,
although in danger. The ambassador
in carrying out his Instructions has
done all in his power to induce Amer
icans to keep clear of dangerous
places.
Death of Meredith Confirmed
“Previous telegrams confirm infor
mation to the effect that Richard M.
Meredith, manager of the National Cash
Register company had been killed, but*
that his wife and child are safe and
are to be taken to a place of greater
safety.”
Misstatements by Mexican federal
officials concerning the intentions or
the United States in the present crisis,
which so inflamed the populace in the
capital yesterday, are being made
throughout the republic with similar ef
fect. Consul Kirk reported to the state
department today that anti-American
feeling ran high in Manzanillo and
;through the countryside on account of
[the unauthorized statements about the
intended action' of the American gov
ernment.
committee" will
REPORT SUNDAY
Congregational Meeting of High
lands Presbyterian Church to
Hear Recommendations
H. R. Dodd, chairman of the church!
committee of the South Highlands Pres
byterian church, that was appointed to
recommend a successor to the late Dr.
Plunkett, called a congregational meet
ing for next Sunday morning, following
the regular service. The committee will
at that time announce its recommenda
tions. The committee is composed of H.
R. Dodd, chairman; J. \V. Sibley, and A.
U. Ford, elders; Borden Burr, Sidney J.
Bowie and S. \V. Lee, deacons; Henry L.
Badham. F. P. Glass and Robert Callioun
of the congregation.
Negro Killed
Aaron Swancey. a negro, was stabbed
to death last evetiing about 5 o'clock at
722 North Thirteenth street by a negro
woman. Annie Hamilton was arrested
by Officers Ivey and Moore, charged with
m"rder. The Hamilton woman stated
that Swancey was advancing on her with
a n .e *nen she killed him. Swancey
received a knife wound in the heart.
TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY
LOST—One memorandum book on No. 10
L. & N. Sunday afternoon, with
Mrs. W. T. Goodaon written center of
back. Return to W. T. Goodaon, Em
pire hotel, city, and set reward.
OFFICIAL MAP OF THE WEATHER
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U. S. Department of Agriculture.
WEATHER BUREAU. „ ..
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Jjulr. 16,131*-?fi™- 3
BXI»L,ANA TORY NOTES,
Observations taken at S p. tn..' TBth meridian time. Ait pressure reduced to sea level. Isobars (conttPnoM llnsfl pass ftredgTt Points
of equal air pressure. Isotherms (dotted lines) pass through points ut equal temperatore: drawn only for zero, freezing, SO®, and 100°.
Q clear: Q partly cloudy: ® cloudy: ® rain; <g) anew; <g> report missing. Arrows By with the wind. First figures, highest
temperature past 12 tours; second, precipitation of .01 Inch or more for past 24 boors: third, maximum wind velocity._
Weather Forecast
Washington, February 16.-Forecust for
Alabama and Mississippi: Fair Monday
and Tuesday; light variable winds.
Georgia: Fair Monday and Tuesday;
light w'est winds.
Tennessee: Fair Monday and Tuesday.
Local Data
For the 24 hours ending at 7 p. m. Feb
ruary 16, 1913:
Highest temperature ...
Low'est temperature . 40
Mean temperature . 52
Normal temperature . 48
Excess in temperature since Jan. 1.. 95
Rainfall . °0
Total rainfall since Jdn. 1 .10.55
Weather Conditions
Birmingham, February 16 (7 p. m.)—
Snow was quite general in the lake, north
Atlantic and northern Mississippi valley
states within the last 24 hours, and light
rain was falling in Washington and north
ern Oregon at 7 p. m. Sunday. Generally
fair weather prevailed elsewhere, and in
the southern half of the country tffe skies
were nearly clear.
The pressure distribution over the coun
try is very irregular, a number of areas
of minor importance being qubted. In
the southern states barometric pressure
is relatively high, pointing to continued
fair weather Monday and probably Mon
day night.
A low pressure area over the lakes is
causing southerly winds over nearly all
the southern half of the country east
of the Rockies, and a general moderate
temperature rise has resulted. Northwest
ward of the low in the lakes the winds are
blowing from the northerly points of the
compass, and it is slightly colder. How
ever, there is no severe weather shown
on tonight’s map, except at the northern
lake stations, where, at places, nearly zero
readings occurred. *
In Birmingham it will be fair and pleas
ant Monday, the temperature ranging
somewhat above the seasonal average.
Summary of observations made at United
States weather bureau stations February
10, 1913:
Temp'ture
Lowest
At
7 p.m.
Abilene, clear . 62
Atlanta, clear . 52
Atlantic City, cloudy . 44
Baltimore, clear . 46
Birmingham, clear . 57
Boise, partly cloudy . 4S
Boston, cloudy . 32
Brownsville, partly cloudy . 58
Buffalo, cloudy . 16
Calgary, partly cloudy . 36
Charleston, clear . 52
Chicago, snow . 34
Corpus Christ!, partly cloudy .. 58
Denver, clear . 54
Des Moines, clear . 48
Dodge City, clear... 60
Duluth* snow . 20
Durango, clear . 44
Eastport, snow’ . 30
Galveston, clear . 58
Green Bay, cloudy . 24
Hatteras, clear . 48
Havre, cloudy . 40
Helena, partly cloudy . 46
Huron, clear . 42
Jacksonville, clear . 56
Kamloops ..
Kansas City, clear . 62
ror
day. j
32
38 j
36 !
30
40
*>
38
14
36
36
24
44
36
26
28
10
18
52
4
40
40
46
V
40
30
36
Knoxville, partly cloudy . 50
Louisville, clear . 41
Memphis, clear . BO
Miami, clear . 50
Mobile, clear . 58
Modena, clear . 54
Montgomery, clear . 5S
Montreal, partly cloudy . 0
Moorhead, cloudy . IS
New Orleans, clear . 62
New York, partly cloudy . 46
North Platte, partly cloudy. 52
Oklahoma, clear . 62
Palestine, clear . 66
Parry Sound, partly cloudy.... 0
Phoenix, clear . 76
Pittsburg, cloudy . 28
Portland, rain . 54
Raleigh, rain . 50
Rapid City, clear . 48
38
34
42
52
42
jl*
t 38
18
44
32
30
38
46
*12
44
28
46
32
34
Koseburg, cloudy . fs
Roswell, clear . 02
Salt l,ake City, clear . 48
San Diego, cloudy . 50
San Francisco, clear . 00
Sault Ste. Marie, snow . 0
Seattle, rain ...... 52
Sheridan, clear . 42
Shreveport, clear . 66
Spokane, rain . 46
St. Fouls, cloudy . 54
St. Paul, clear . 24
Swift Current, cloudy . 2S
Tampa, clear . 54
Washington, clear . 44
Williston, partly cloudy . 42
Winnemucca, cloudy . 51
Winnipeg, cloudy . 12
•Indicates below zero.
4*2
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13
fiO
*11
M
28
46
40
34
13
32
44
:;o
34
26
4
E. C. HORTON, Liocal Forecaster.
DUPONT EFFECTS MERGER OF $
SIX SOFT COAL COMPANIES
Philadelphia, February 16.—(Special.)
—Col. T. Coleman DuPont, the mil
lionaire powder manufacturer, with
many diversified interests has at last
effected a merger of six bituminous
coal companies with a tonnage of 35,000
tons a day and whose annual output
Is more than 10,000,000 tons a year.
For two years negotiations have
been pending to consolidate these inter
ests but Just when the merger seemed
about to be effected something trans
pired to interfere with the plans. Col
onel DuPont, however, haq been a per
sistent bidder for the companies he
sought to control and with his own
money has formed a $6,000,000 corpora
tion which is to be incorporated to
morrow and will be known as the Du*
Popt (foal company. Colonel DuPont
has bought the Duncan COal company,
Broadway Coal company. Hillside Coal
company. Central Coal company, all op
erating in Kentucky and the Caldwell
Coal company and Wlckliffe Coal com
panies of West Virginia. He lias also
secured option on 21 other concerns
whose combined tonnage practically
makes up the entire bituminous pro
duction of Kentucky and West Vir
ginia and when they are acquired Col
onel DuPont will be to the bituminous
trade what George F. Baer is to the an
thracite trade. His chief aim in the
acquisition of these properties is to
give him the entire control of the bit
uminous coal supply to the manufactur
ing Industries of the south and south
west and he is also going after the
supply to the Panama canal territory.
DuPont agents have already been
sent to the southern states and he him
self will soon be a bidder for the gov
ernment supplies. So large is the plan
which lie lias on foot that he plans to
have his own steamship lines to handle
his tonnage and all the production
from the mines that he lias acquired
will be shipped direct to gulf ports and
distributed from there us the best meth
od of transportation.
KNOXVILLE MAN
TO LEAVE TODAY
Albert Sanford of Journal and Tribune
Is Just Back From Trip
To Panama %
Albert Sanford, publisher of the Knox
ville Journal and Tribune, who spent the
past two days in Birmingham with Mrs.
Sanford, visiting friends, will leave today
for his home.
Mr. Sanford was a member of the party
of southern newspaper men who recently
visited the Panama canal. “It was a
great trip,” said Mr. Sanford last niglu,
'and any one will be well repaid by mak
ing it. It is a wonderful piece of work
and our trip over it was in every way
ideal.
"I have frequently been to Birmingham
and you cannot quote me too strongly in
admiration of your wonderful city and
the enterprise and pluck of your citizens.
I never fail to enjoy my visits to Bir
mingham.
BRANNON SPRINTS
Officer Brannon, the gigantic policeman,
recognized by some of the wiseacres as
a real "white hope,” did a bit of sprlnl
ing last night in front of the Terminal
station which would have done credit to
a Ktviat or a Meredith. Brannon went
to arrest Bessie Darden, a negro woman,
wanted for vagrancy. Bessie also was
out on bond to appear for another charge
In the criminal court and at Brannon's
approach started to hot foot it down
Twenty-sixth street. “Big Bill” was right
after her, however, and after losing ids
iiat and reserve supply of “cork” h»
caught her at the second block.
ONLY ONE "iaromo Quinine,” that is . Jf on
L«atlve Bromo Quinine ('JLjLr^ £*.
Cures e Cold in One Day, Crip in 2 Days^"^
Mr. Railroad Man
We Are In Bad Shape
Have been rented out of house and home, and are
FORCED TO MOVE IN SIX WEEKS
$30,000 Stock Furniture, Ranges, Etc.
Must be sold by April 1st REGARDLESS OF COST.
Now is the time to /
Buy One Dollar In Goods For 50c
*
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We are sole agents for the celebrated Advance j
Range and McDougall Kitchen Cabinet
i i _
NOTE—We are the only firm in this district that make a spe
cialty of the exchange business. Your old goods will be accepted as
part payment on new.
Strickland-Green Furniture Co.
2113-2209 Second Avenae ,
LEE S. MILLS, Sales Manager

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