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The premiums we charge you for protec tion against casualty and surety losses are small when compared to what you will save in case of accidents. See us for rates. Interstate Casualty Company Capital Stock paid in $300,000 HENRY B. GRAY, Pr«»ldent Home Office, Birmingham, Ala AT THE HOTELS Commodore Wadhams of AVadhams, N. Y., T. F. James of Montgomery and Al bert Russell of Jasper are registered at the Hlllmao. L. AV. Galbrith of New Orleans, H. H. Blair of Atlanta and D. AValden of At lanta are stopping at the Birmingham. T, J. Crawford of Akron, C. F. Thomp son of Blount Springs and J. H. Hall of Mkcon are among those stopping at the Florence. S. R. Thompson of Anniston, L, R. Camp of Montgomery and F. L. Long of Jasper ore among those registered at the Mor ris. C. C. Lindsay of Montgomery, A. G. Duke of Selma and S. A. llrady of At lanta are stopping at the Metropolitan. AV. C. Champlin of Montovallo, A. J. I’reston of Jasper and H. H. Long of Huntersville are among the arrivals at the Empire. SOME STORM FREAKS IN ANTIQUE STORE Extensive Damage Done to Rare Arti cles While Others in Close Prox imity Were Untouched One of the freaks of the storm that vented Its fury on Fourth avenue was that It spared the 65 feet of plate glass front of Biggs' Antique company, lnc„ facing Fourth avenue at Twenty-first street, but blew in a large transom plate four feet square, slashing into ribbons a beautiful Sheraton parlor set as though cut with an ax. A large colonial desk also caught the full weight of the glass which cut and marred the desk, but two rare and liffehly valuable French (Severe) vases that adorned the top of the desk were not toucher or marred. Two wonderfully carved antique Chippendale chairs valued at over $300 under the same window were not dam aged in the least though thin cover ings w’ith other articles were soaked and torn with the blast and the debris. DECIDE ON NEW HOME FOR THE PARCEL POST Will Probably Be in Building Formerly Occupied by the Alabama Penny Savings Bank It was stated tn semi-official manner at the postoffice yesterday that In all probability the new home for the parcel post department to be rented within the next few days would be in the old Ala bama Penny Savings Bank building on j eighteenth street between Third and ! Fourth avenues. This room is 18 by 100 feet and will an- | ewer the requirements of the order re cently issued by Postal Inspector Pember ton for a new home for the parcel post, i Mr. Pemberton stated that the present' quarters of the system are too small and advertisements for suitable places in the downtown district and close to the rail way terminals are now being made. It is desired to rent a place by April and rent it for one year. The postal authorities wish to receive of fers from anyone who think they have a proposition which may suit the case. Real Estate Transfers Deeds were placed on record yes terday showing the following trans fers of real estate, the consideration being $1000 or more. $1000—Fred M. Savage to J. A. Ham mons, the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter of section 26, town ship 17, range 3 west. $1237—Jane Hayes to John W. Sul livan, the west half of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter ex cept two acres, in section 10, town ship 17, range 3 west. $1000—S. N. Gore to .1. R. Gardner, lot 2 in block 6. according to the Rugby Hand and Improvement com pany's survey of Kenilworth. Marriage License The following marriage license was issued by the probate clerk yesterday: it M. Taylor of Birmingham to Mrs. Laura Knight. JUDGE LANE RAPS REPORT OF GRAND JURY IN WARM LETTER TO JOHN W. SIBLEY “Report Nothing But an Ex Parte Statement Fre quently Made on Hear say Testimony” CHAMBER DIRECTORS DECLINE TO ACT ON RECOMMENDATION Will Not Appoint Law Enforcement Committee — Judge Lane Says Work of Police Department Has Been Excellent and Cites Figures That It is not the province of the Chamber of Commerce to act as sher i iff nor chief of police, was the senti | ment of the board of directors of that institution as recorded at the meeting held yesterday afternoon. John W. Sibley, chairman of the pub lic policy committee, brought before j the board the matter of law enforce j ment by the chamber as had been rec ommended in a recent report of a county grand jury. Mr. Sibley stated that he had no desire to act as sheriff nor any peace officer and that reports to tills effect had been in error. He stated that he did not think it was the function of the chamber to follow out j this suggestion but that if the chamber was to take up law enforcement as recommended by the grand jury, that a | special committee be appointed for that purpose and the task not be placed upon his committee. Several of the directors spoke in disparagement of the plan. Mr. Sibley then read a leter which he had received from City Commission er A. O. Lane and an answer which he had written to Mr. Lane, and which is now in the mails. With Judge Lane’s letter a report of the police department for 1912 as has been published was given. Judge inane's letter and Mr. Sib ley’s answer are as follows: Judge Lanes Letter February 26, 1913. “Mr. John W. Sibley, City: “Hear Mr. Sibley—1 notice in the papers that there is soon to be ap pointed a law and order commis sion (or some such name), and lam sending you herewith a copy of the report of the police department as to arrests and convictions during the year 1912, all of which are matters of record and without dis pute. I am sure that the commit tee to be appointed will be com posed of men of intelligence and fairness and who know how to ap preciate the statement so often made by the supreme courts, that ‘one who states as a fact what lie does not know to be true is as guilty as one who wilfully states what he knows to he untrue.’ I would be glad for you to look over this report and hand the same to the committee to be appointed. It makes a fine showing and I cannot conceive of much greater * harm to a city than for wild, un authorized statements to be made in derogation of its people, where perhaps the statements made a**e based wholly, or almost wholly, upon hearsay. ‘•It I* true (liaf there I* too miit'li crime committeil In lllrniing hiim hut It should he remembered that practically all of the felons of the state, who have been convicted mid served their time In the mine*, are dumped in upon (hi* city. Till*, of eonrMC, make* It doubly hard for the police department, but you will notice ou the Mecoud page of the report endowed that the police of till* city have delivered to the sheriff of Jefferson county feloua to the number of llll—an average of more than three a day. Includ ing Sunday*. 1 will state, without fear of *iicce*Hfiil con trad let Ion. that the police department ha* done excellent work. \* yon know, a grand jury** report I* nothing but an ex parte statement, fre quently made on hearsay testi mony, without the other side be ing heard at all; aud it Is much more Importaut for the city of HI rml ngtip in and the county of Jefferson to receive their due* than for certain people to get Into the limelight. I might say much more In this vein, but you are n broad-minded and thoughtful man, aud I know you will not be led astray by fuels alleged without a proper basis. “As stated to me by the chief of police of St. Louis, ‘there has never been a city of any consider able population since the begin- • ning of the world where there was not more or less crime committed, and there never will be such until Oort himself shall change the na ture of man.’ With best wishes, yours sincerely. A. O. LANE.*’ The answer of Mr. Sibley follows: February 27, 1913. Mr. Sibley’s Answer “Hon. A. O. Lane, Birmingham, Ala.: ‘Dear Judge Lane—Your letter of February .26 was received with stated enclosure, both of which 1 have care full' noted. ••The suggestion in the newspapers that 1 was going to bring this matter up was entirely gratuitous. I stated to the board of directors that 1 hart no de sire nor intention to serve as sheriff of Capital $500,000.00 Surplus (Earned) $550,000.00 Birmingham Trust & Savings Co. Capital and Surplus $1,050,000.00 SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES Renters of our safe deposit boxes are provided with booths in which papers can be examined in absolute privacy. In addition you are assured of the safety of your papers until called for. Is this service not worth $.‘1.00 a year? Call today and inspect our vaults. A. W. SMITH. President TOM O. SMITH, V.-Presldent W. H. MANLY, Cashier EENSON CAIN, Asst. Cashier C. D. COTTEN, Asst. Cashier E. W. FINCH, Asst. Cashier 4 Per Cent Paid On Savings Deposits FREAKISH STORM MAKES BIRMINGHAM LOOK LIKE REBEL-TORN MEXICO CITY .....I REV. HENRY M. EDMUNDS TO PREACH HERE SUNDAY MONTGOMERY PASTOR WILL AR RIVE TODAY—IS CONSIDERING CALL TO SOUTH HIGHLANDS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH The Rev. Henry M. Edmunds of Mont gomery will arrive in Birmingham at noon today and will remain over Sun day. He will preach at the morning and evening sendees at the South Highlands Presbyterian church Sunday. Mr. Edmunds last Sunday was formally extended a call to the Highlands church, and now has the matter under considera tion. This prominent Birmingham con gregation is unanimous in hoping to pecune the services of the Montgomery pastor, who lias won such an enviable reputation as a gifted eloquent minister of the gospel as well as being a man of striking personality which wins him hundreds of friends wherever he goes.. While in Birmingham Mr. Edmunds will be entertained at the home of F. 1*. Glass, 2030 Quinlan avenue. It is hoped that during his stay here Mr. Edmunds will become so impressed with the ca-! REV. HENRY M. EDMUNDS Who Has Been Extended Call to Bir mingham Church gerness to secure liis services in Bir mingham that he will decide to announce that he will be here permanently. POTLATCH CELEBRATION TO BE HELD APRIL 24 AND 25 DATE DEFINITELY DECIDED UPON AT MEETING OF GEN ERAL COMMITTEE YESTER DAY — FIVE APPOINTED TO HANDLE DETAILS April 24 and 26, Thursday and Fri day, the great Potlatch Festival will be held in Birmingham to celebrate the kindness of the Great Spirits. At tile meeting of the general potlatch committee of the Chamber of Commerce yesterday afternoon at 2:20 o’clock this date was definitely decided upon. The matter of floats, parades, grand ball and other features of the big festival were discussed, but nothing delintte was done. On motion a committee of five was named to in the future handle all details of the celebration. This committee la Oscar C. Turner, chairman; John Spar row, Crawford Johnson, Frank J. Rush ton and E. B- Crawford. This commit tee will meet often and from now on the plans for the big event to celebrate the prosperity of Birmingham will be speedily made and announced. The committee states that some real surprises will be sprung on the people of Birmingham and Alabama when the full plans for the festival are announced and that some more surprises will be waiting when the celebration actually oc curs. The plan Is to “Indiantse** every thing about it. Indian <osturnes will be worn and the Indian chief and princess will be elected to head the celebration similar to the king and queen of the New Orleans Mardi Gras. FIRST DIRECTORS’ MEETING UNDER HARDING SUCCESSFUL The active work of President W. P. G. Harding s administration could not have been launched better than at the first di rectors’ meeting of his term in the Cham ber of Commerce headquarters yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Out of about 60 or 65 directors there were over 40 present, one of the largest attended directors’ meetings ever held by ii.e local organization. When President Harding walked into the room and took his place as presiding officer he was given a hearty round of aplause by the assem bled officials. The gathering as a whole is said to have been one of the most rep resentative of (he big business and in dustrial men of this city that lias ever been held. The directors* room of the chamber was crowded and many addi tional chairs had to he secured. Several important matters were acted upon by the board, among them being the election of a treasurer, a secretary and two new members. \Y. S. Woodruff and F. J. White; the appropriating of $1000 for playgrounds, the rejection of the law en forcement suggestion recently made by the grand jury, the referring of the ques tion on the extra session of the legisla ture to a committee and others. A unique feature presented itself at 3:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon when the meeting began. The pot-latch committee met at 2:30 and was still in session when the regular directors’ meeting began. At the pot-latch meeting there were nine di rectors of the chamber, constituting a quorum, and as the pot-latch meeting did not end until some time after the regular directors’ meeting started, there were two meetings in session of the chamber di rectors and a quorum present at each. Jury Decides He Must Die For Crime—Killed Fel low Convict Sam Gilbert, a negro convict, was found guilty of murder in the first degree yes terday by a jury in the first division of the criminal court and his punishment fixed at death. Gilbert, already convicted of a previous murder, was serving a sen tence at Banner mines, and became in volved in a quarrel- with a fellow convict and killed him. lie put in a plea of self defense. The jury was out about 24 hours, and it is understood were somewhat di vided as to the degree of punishment. Judge Fort received the verdict and will impose the sentence on the prisoner on Saturday. The case of Will Randall and Tltoe Mc Bride, jointly charged with highway rob bery, is on trial hi the first division of the court before Judge Greene and is Jefferson .county nor chief of police of the cit> of Birmingham, as wo had paid officials to look after both of those departments. “I am sure that you are making an earnest endeavor to get, the best re sults so far as the police department of Birmingham is concerned. The board of directors declines to take up the suggestion of the grand jury re port, and will let the matter remain In statu quo. With best wishes, yours very truly, JOHN W. SIBLEY.” ClVlC CHAMBER DIRECTORS MEET W. C. Radcliffe Re-Elected Secretary and W. A. Porter. Treabdrer—Both Elections Are Unanimous W. A. Porter, president of the Mer chants and Mechanics Trust and Sav ings bank, was re-elected treasurer ! and YV. C. Radcliffe was re-elected secretary of the Chamber of Commerce by the hoard of directors at the meet ing yesterday afternoon. The custom of the chamber lias been to place the funds of the institution in the hank of a bank official elected treasurer and one man has been elect ed for three successive years. Mr. Por ter lias already served two years and this will probably be his last. Mr. Radcliffe came to Birmingham (several months ago from Detroit to I succeed Joseph Babb as secretary- of I the chamber. Both elections were unanimous. Mr. Radcliffe formerly was advertising manager of the Pc re Mar uuette railroad. Business Men Discuss Many Plans to Remedy the City’s Finances At the Country eluh last night as the guests of Culpepper Exum, president of the commission, 30 of the best known citizens of Greater Birmingham discussed plans for the beterinent of the city's financial condition and the general operations of the city. Th commissioners. City Attorney Komaine Boyd and C. It. Abbott, city comp troller, were the only city officials present. The guests of Mr. Exum discussed in an Informal way the various plans that have been suggested for Ibo general welfare of the city. The plan for di vorcing Birmingham from the county and making Birmingham alone one county was discussed. Other measures were also considered. The guests of Mr. Exum were made acquainted with llm general financial condition and while they gave illuminating talks on the situation nothing but of a tentative nature was outlined. The discussion of last night is ex pected to he given general dissemina tion when Mr. Exum assembles the in formal Ion and ideas gathered and un dertakes to start a legislative pro gramme which wtll develop as an out come of llto dinner. APPRAISERS FOR THE ALA. CONSOLIDATED W. S. I.ovfll, H. A. Turner uiul P. (;. Ault Appointed by E. H. Dryer. Will Begin Work Tomorrow w. S. I.ovel), II. A. Turner and P. <!. ^ult were appointed as appraisers of the property of the bankrupt firm of the Alabama Consolidated Coal ami iron company yesterday afternoon lit Judge Edmund 11. Dryer in the I'nlled States bankruptcy court. The three appraisers were sworn in yesterday afternoon and will begin their work Saturday, it is expected, they stated yesterday, that they can finisli by March 10, or not later than March 15. Mr. Lovell is connected with the Hesse1 mer Coal, Iron and Land company; Mr. Turner is a consulting engineer, and Mr. Ault is connected with the Moore & Handley Hardware Co. In the order appointing the three appraisers the judge declares them to be three disinterested and able per sons, and fixes their salaries at $300 each over and above necessary ex penses in performing their dutjes. They are ordered to report to the court just as soon as they can possibly perform their work. They were sworn in by Alias Grace Fa tier son, notary public. Damage From Yesterday’s High Wind and Rain Will Probably Reach the $100,000 Mark HEAVIEST DAMAGE IS TO TELEPHONES IN THE ENSLEY SECTION All Suburbs as Well as Downtown Section Suffer—Plate Glass Shat tered, Trees Blown Down and Many Chimneys Toppled • '_ fn disrespect for everything and every- j body Birmingham yesterday morning found an equal to the famed Mexican j rebel. And in appearance Birmingham looked very much yesterday afternoon as if a couple of energetic bands of :eal Mex ican rebels had come to town and had been paying their respects to each other. As far as can be discovered, however, it seems there was not a single sombrero | wearer in or even near the city yester | day—-it was merely w'hai Weather Fore j caster Horton termed a “little 36 mile wind.” Jt wasn’t a cyclone, it wasn’t a hurricane, it wasn’t a high gale nor a low gale nor anything but just a little 36 mile wind, but nevertheless, its abili ty to do things in true Mexican revolu tion style was demonstrated beyond any doubt. The damage at the final reckoning late last night looked as if it would run veb over $100,000. Think of the pride in the heart of a rebel army with a similar record! Seldom So Breezy Since Oscar Turner first broke into the limelight, since the first tilt between mem bers of the city commission, since Harry Jones began to get acquainted, since sky scrapers began to rise up like mush rooms in the night, Birmingham has been known far and wide as an exceedingly live and breezy town. But she has sel dom been as breezy as she was for sev eral hours Wednesday night and yester day morning. J hings began to happen about 9 or 10 o’clock. Without warning or notified-; tion or conferring with anyone, tirst it | began to rain, then it began to thunder, and then it rained some more and then it began—to blow. It didn’t blow in West End nor on North Highlands nor East Lake nor South Highlands. It blew everywhere. The wind was moving with such speed that stops were made at no man’s house to ask whether he was rich or poor, bad or good, big or little. Like the Mexican; rebels, it got into action; and, like the noncombatants in Mexico City, it was a case of take what came your way. And about 2 o'clock yesterday morning there were various and sundry things going various and sundry ways. Some Freakish Franks Equal respect was paid to the great sign on top of the 22 story American Trust building with Its great American ' national flag ana the words “Be an Amer- j lean” as was paid to an old rocking ( hair on the back porch of a Twenty-first street residence. The sign was scattered over the entire roof of the skyscraper and part of it gently deposited far away In the Louisville and Nashville railroad yards; the chair was bodily carried through the air and landed on the roof of another building many feet away. There was one difference between this wind and the Mexican rebels. The reb els appear to have had a well developed fondness for American embassy buildings and foreign consulates; the wind in Bir mingham yesterday morning betrayed a decided weakness for plate glass windows. Another similarity is found again, how ever, in the fondness of both the wind and the rebel for the downtown dis trict. With one swoop five great plate glass windows were hurled out of the Commercial Bank and Trust company at Fourth avenue and Twentieth street. Without ceremony the storm crossed Twentieth street, knocked three or four big plate glass windows from lie Sea right-Reese furniture store, passed through, leaving the show rooms looking like a house in spring cleaning season, burst ‘Out through another good window on the Fourthe avenue side, and passed on up the street. At Mayer Bros., ou Fourth avenue another plate glas win dow was foully dealt with, at Drennen’s department store another met the same fate, at Porter’s clothing store went an other and so it was all over town. Telephone Exchange Damaged j The telephone company came in for its full share. This, however, was concen trated apparently at the two ends of the city. The Ensley exchange was struck by lightning, all the connection burned out and the building set on tire. A < i ole leading to Woodlawn and East Lake was struck somewhere and another hatch of telephones cut off. The operator at Ensley luckily stuck to her post after the building was burning until she no tified the lire department and the cen tral telephone office. In the lower sections of Ensley in the Tuxedo neighborhood entire blocks were under water from tlie heavy down pour. At some places Just the tops of picket fences were above the surface of the water. This Is a low section, but it is well drained and is seldom flooded. The downpour this time was sudden, however, the drains could not handle it and became clogged. Much damage was done to the streets all over tlie city, especially in the highland dis tricts. where torrents of water rushed towards the lower grounds badly tearing up some of tl»e street beds. Many Trees Torn Down The favorite pastime of the storm in the residence districts was tearing down trees. Many an old oak or maple which have been a landmark in certain neigh borhoods went the way of all the earth and when day dawned yesterday was prostrate on the ground, the roots in many cases setting several sections of tlie concrete sidewalks up on edge. Several instances have been reported where chimneys were torn down, doing much damage to the roofs as they fell. | The worst case it* this particular was probably done to the courthouse down town, one of the high chimneys falling through the root and letting the rain Pour Into the offices of the probate judge, the solicitor and others all during the l night. The damage at the courthouse j has been estimated at several thousand ( dollars. Signs, fences, doors, windows, tin roofs and anything that was loose or of which | there was any possibility of tearing loose felt the strength of the storm. Weather Forecaster Horton stated yes terday that the damage done by the storm was difficult to explain because the ve locity of the wind never reached over 3f> or miles an hour. Wind velocities have been recorded here as high as 4-1 4<-onUnurd os Page Eight! Profit On Your Not what you sell your services for, but what your gain amounts to is the thing that counts. Profit on a salary comes by di viding it up when you get it, and taking your profit out first. Then put that where it will be safe and earn more profit, anti live on the balance. A scheme you can work by means of a savings account at the AmericanTrust^SavingsRanr FIRST AND TWENTIETH — BIRMINGHAM COMMITTEE TO ACT ON THEFEE FIGHT Matter Referred to Commit tee of Civic Chamber LETTER IS DRAFTED Molton and Judge Complete Appeal to Other Legislators to Work for Extra Session That Fee Sys tem May Re Abolished The hoard of directors of the Chamber of Commerce yesterday referred to the legislative committee of that organiza tion tiie expediency of aiding in an effort to bring about an extra session of the legislature in order that the anti-fee amendment, might be put into effect. Sydney J. Bowie, who has for many years been one of the most vigorous foes of the fee system in Jeffcuson county, is chairman of the legislative commit tee, and those who are anxious for the extra session of the legislature, feel hope ful that his ^committee will recommend that the Chamber of Coraemrce get ac tively in the fight. John YV. Altman and other members of the citizens* committee, met with \Y. TV (J. Harding, president, and other officers and members of the chamber of Com merce yesterday afternoon. Mr. Altman urged that, the chamber precipitate itself into the fight for the; extia session in i order that the fee system, which he said everybody admitted was a hindrance to the more rapid development of Birming ham. might be forever eliminated. He recommended that the chamber, through its secretary, address letters to every member of the legislature and to the other commercial organizations of the slate. Mr. Harding agreed to take the matter before the board of directors, which lie did a few minutes later. As stated, the directors referred the matter to the legislative committee. Legislators T. II. Molton and Thomas J. Judge have completed the draft of the letter which 1s to be signed by the entire Jefferson delegation, and sent to every other member of tlie legislature. The let ter sets forth the facts that ttie people in every county of the state save three, have expressed themselves favorably to wards an amendment eliminating the fee system, that unless this amendment is made wholly effective for a number of years to come, that the fee system Is a great hindrance to Birmingham and Jef ferson county; that it is the means of making elections unclean, and that the people of this county respectfully and urgently insist that they be relieved of such an iniquitous burden. The legislators are requested to sign a card addressed to the governor in which he is to be urged to call the legislature together for the purpose of putting the new amendment Into effect, and for what ever other purposes seem to him to be necessary. These cards will be returned t< the citizens’ committee. “When a majority of the members.” said Mr. Altman yesterday, "sign these cards, we will carry them to the gov ernor, and deliver them to him, person ally. We believe that such a petition, signed by so many members of the leg islature, will be an impelling force. The outlook for the extra session, is, t take it, very bright, indeed.” ITCHING AND DURNIND TERRIBLE ---- With Eczema on Middle of Back, Shoulders, Arms, Legs, Ankles, and Feet. Pimples and Small Sores. Cuticura Soap and Oint ment Entirely Cured. • ]oiR K. Commerce St.. San Antonio. Tex. —“ l wwi troubled for a number of yearx with eceema on ihe middle of my' bank. Nlinwioers, amis. logs. anaies and fee? My case was a stub born and aggravating one. Tli# eruption was am all red pimples The Itching and burning were terrible, almost unbearable, esped all vat night. 1 suffered everything In hot weather, bo l could get hut very little sleep and rest until midnight and morning. There were, little ptinplee and small sores on top of my eralp and all over the parts affected. My feet were very sore and the Itching awful. ”1 used mar.y remedies that were recom mended to me by friends, but received uo benefit. I wrote for a sample of Cuticura Soap and ointment and I followed the direc tions to the letter*. After using both Soap and Oiulinent two days and night* 1 was greatly surprised. The Itching and burning were not half so badland 1 received more good rieep and rest than I had had (41 rnc mer and winter I purchased some Outlrura Soap and Ointment and In two months was entirely cured." (Signed’ A. P. Shoaff, June 30. 1012. Cuticura Soap 25c. and Cuticura Ointment 60c. are sold everywhere. Liberal sample of each mailed free, with 32-p Sldn Book. Ad drees poet-card "Cuticura. I>ept. T. Boston ' d^Tendsr-fhced men should use Cuticura Soap Shaving Stick. 26c. Sample free. FAVORS GRANTING FRANCHISE TO TIE TIDEWATER LINE City Engineer Kirkpatrick Reports on Matter to the City Commission DETAILS WILL BE WORKED OUT SWIFTLY City Will Require Tidewater to gay Percentage of Cross Revenue to City as in Franchise Cranted the Kelley Interests Swift work <»f straightening out detail* will he the feature of the consideration of the Tidewater franchise applied for some time ago. The city engineer has been loking into the routing in pursuance of in structions of the commission and has rec ommended that the request be granted with the exception of the Avenue F route, as that has been given to the Kelley inter ests. The city asks the company to sub stitute Avenue C for Avenue F. The city w ill require I he Tidewater com pany to pay a certain amount of the gross revenue to tiie city. That Is a require ment of the Kelley franchise. The city en gineer suggests other minor conditions before the plan is finally approved. The commission has been awaiting the report of the city engineer as to the physical facts of the requested franchise before starting any work of threshing out the details. It is understood that inas much as the engineer has reported, that immediate negotiations will lie started Joking to a final arrangement of I lie mai tei. The route of the Tidewater follows; Twenty-eighth street, north, from Ave nue L> to the right of way reserved for street railway purposes and steam pipes in Highland boulevard, with the necessary connecting curves and switches. Highland boulevard and Twenty-ninth street from the above mentioned right of way to the north boundary of the Bir mingham Realty company’s fourth addi tion to the city of Birmingham, with the necessary connecting curves and switches. Along Stout's or Cheek road from its intersection to the eastern right of way line of the Frisco railroad, near Twenty second avenue, to Thirty-eighth avenue. Thirty-fifth avenue from Stouts or Cheek road to Twenty-sixth street. Twenty-sixth street from Thirty-fifth avenue to Twenty-ninth avenue. Twenty-ninth avenue from Twenty sixth street to Twenty-fourth street. Twenty-fourth street from Twenty ninth avenue to intersection with Hunts ville road. Huntsville road and Huntsville ave nue from Its Intersection with Twenty fourth street to Twentieth street. Twentieth street from Huntsville avenue to Eleventh avenue. Eighteenth street from Eleventh ave nue to Fourth avenue. Eleventh avenue from Eighteenth street to Grace street, lying one-half block east of Thirty-fifth street. Grace street from Eleventh avenue to Thirty-sixth street. Thirty-sixth street from Grace street to Twelfth avenue. Twelfth avenue and the Vanderbilt road from Thirty-sixth street to the right of way reserved upon Highland boulevard for street railway and steam pipe pur poses. with the necessary connecting curves and switches. Avenue D from Forty-first street to Eighteenth street. Eighteenth street from First avenue to Avenue F. Avenue F from Eighteenth street to the Montevallo road. Montevallo road from Avenue F to Elm wood cemetery gate. COMMISSION MEETS THIS AFTERNOON AT 3 Smoke Ordinance Will Come Ip Again—May Postpone Action on Proposal to Widen Sidewalks The commission will meet this afternoon at 3 o’clock in regular session. The ■moke ordinance will come up for consid eration again. It is believed that in the modified form the ordinance will be passer! as Mr. Exuin and Judge Lane are both for it. Mr. Weatherly says he does not intend to have anything to do with pass ing the ordinance in the modified form. 'l’he commissioners will perhaps pass up tin? matter of widening the sidewalks on Second avenue. Other matters of im portance will be taken up at the meet ing. Bt YS OCT CICAK STOCK Baum Cigar Co. Will Operate Former Store of Carlisle Cigar Co. The Baum Cigar company lias pur | chased the lease, stock and fixtures for i merly owned by the Cars Use cigar com ! pany, Fourth avenue, ami will open I i lie store for business Saturday morn ing H. J. Baum announced yesterday that the stock on hand will b- dosed out at once and restocked with fresh goods. The firm also contemplates doing a whole sale cigar business. A soda fount dairy lunch ami news aland will also be operated.