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A CENT— WITHOUT A FRIEND! That's the way of the world. It's hard, maybe, but often true. And It's your oti'n fault if you haven’t a cent—or haven't a fair amount of money in the bank. Why not start a savings account while you can? To wait Is to waste. l>oy* now. Come in here today. We'll open a Sav ings Account for you for as little as $1.00. The First National Bank **A National Hank For Saving*” | Capital and Surpln* $3,000,000 AT THE HOTELS H. M. Smith of Mobile, G. \\’. Simpson ’ of MontJ:omory and W. II. McNeill of llagland are registered at the- Metro politan. B. Howell cf Memphis, I,. F. Max well of* Tuscaloosa and J. S. Marks of Florence are stopping at the Morris. C. Folsom of Pinson, B. C. Slm muns of Aliceville and It. B. Patton of Livingston are at the Florence. T. A. Tice of Mobile, F. J. I^ee of Randolph and G. C. Fran^of Memphis are stopping at the Birmingham. B. J. Robinson of Auburn, J. H. Wil son of Greenville and_B. It. Smith of Marvel are registered at the Hillman. M. O. Cobb of York, S. Yost of Liv ingston and F. M. Dobson of Montgom ery are among the arrivals at the Em pire. BIRMINGHAM RAPID TRANSIT COMPANY IN MARKET FOR CARS Kelly Interests Want to Buy Forty Street Cars—City Engineer Ex pected to Approve Flans Within Few Days The Birmingham Rapid Transit com pany, which is the name of the Kelly street railway line, has entered the mar ket for 40 up to date street cars, accord ing to an announcement to trade circles. The cars will bo used on me lines in Bir mingham, a franchise which has been given the Kelly interest by the commis sioners. In connection with the Kelly construc tion it was asserted yesterday that the city engineer will communicate his ap proval of the plans within, the next few days, and that the commissioners will issue the necessary permit for the work to proceed. CORPORATION TAX RETURNS ARE HEAVY One-Third More Received This Year Than Ever Before, Says Col lector Wright “There have been one-third more re turns this year in the corporation tax col lection of the Alabama-Mississippi district than ever before,” stated Collec tor of Internal Revenue S. T. Wright yes terday. “The money we received in Jan uary this year covering tax reports was almost twice as large as ever before. Data as to February returns have not yet been compiled." There are a couple thousand delin quents in the district who did not send in their returns yesterday, the date upon which the time limit expired. They now are subject to a heavy line. It is understood, however, that those who make their returns within the next few days with a good excuse, such as sickness or absence from tlie state, will be accepted without prosecution. The law under which the corporation tax is collected provides that at the will of the collector corporations can be granted a ;n> day extension after March 1, providing they show sufficient cp-iise. Humane Society to Meet The regular meeting of the Birmingham Humane society will he held Tuesday aft ernoon lit 5 o’clock In the assembly room, third door, of the city hall. GRIP&COLDS A popular physician had three new cases of pneumonia in one day—the patients thought they had “just a Cold”— To escape Pneumonia—escape tak ing Cold—escape the Grip, by taking “Seventy-seven” at the first feeling of lassitude. If you wait till your hones begin to ache, till you begin to cough and sneeze, it may take longer to break up. It pays to keep "Seventy-seven” hetndy, it is admail vial of pleasant pellets, fits the vest pocket.' At your DruggiBt, 25.c, or mailed. Humphreys’ Homeo. Medicine Co., 156 William St., New York—Advertisement. WATER LINE TO TUSCALOOSA WILL BE UNDERWAY SOON Brown Returns From East and Discusses Com pany’s Plans TUSCALOOSA POWER HOUSE BEING BUILT Local Franchise Situation Will Be Taken Up With Commissionefs in Next Few Days—Sorry to Lose Avenue F The Tidewater will begin to bnild soon to Tuscaloosa./ This is a statement of G. I. Brown, general manager of the company, who has Just returned from the east, where the proposition was taken up and discussed. He did not announce the proposed construction formally, but in discussing the general development of the Tidewater properties here said that shortly, perhaps within a few days, he would he able to announce formally the fact that his company would commence constructing to Tuscaloosa, just as soon as the new Bessemer line is completed. That will be within the next few months. Mr. Brown said that his company was now building a large electric plant at Tuscaloosa, which will cost fltO,000, if not more. That will he used to electrify tho line to Holt from Tuscaloosa, illuminate the city and to furnish a part of the power for the new line. The remainder of the required power will be secured here in Birmingham. Surveyed to Tuscaloosa The line of the Tidewater has been surveyed to Tuscaloosa, it is gathered, and practically all the surveys have met with approval. It is stated that the operations' here and in Tuscaloosa have been so very satisfactory and successful that the Tidewater officials are now about ready to construct the remainder of the way. Mr. Brown said in addition to the Tus caloosa line his company would take up ! the local franchise for 172 blocks with the city commissioners during the next j few days and thresh out with them some of the details of that formal request j made some time ago. He did not indi cate that any changes would be made j in the present franchise, but he expressed ! regret that his company was not given the Avenue P line to Elmwood ceme tery. Mr. Brown indicated that such a line was the key to the city from the company’s proposed South Bessemer line. “We intend to build to Tuscaloosa,” said Mr. Brown yesterday. “However, I cannot at this time go into details as to that proposition. The line was origi nally started to that city and there is no disposition to abandon the idea. We are now building in that city a power plant costing about $140,000, which will furnish a great amount of power to our company. We have excavation work un der way there now. That work will he carried through without delay on our part. We intend to electrify immediate ly the line running to Holt and to the university. The power station will take care of that situation and give us some additional power. “The Tuscaloosa line has not completely developed yet, but I expect to he able within a few days to have some detailed information to give out in that connec tion?^ Franchises in Birmingham “As for Birmingham we hope to get our franchise straightened out with the com missioners within the next week or so. That line will involve a tremendous cost and will require some time to build. How ever, we want the franchise requested. I am sorry tliat the commissioners did not grant us the Avenue F right of way, which we desired very mucliykt the hands of the commissioners.” Mr. Brown was asked in reference tc the West End application nnd said: “The people in that section want the line very much. We Intend to give them all the aid we ran in realizing that de sire. The rights of way are now being looked over. The people are earnestly at work on tlie matter and I believe they will get a line through that territory. We lfave made no decision yet, how ever. That extension will come up with the proposed Bessemer route on the soutli side of the city. “Our construction work is progressing very satisfactorily here and conditions look very flagcoring, taken by and large.” Freeman to New York Atkft' spending a week in the local offices \\\ W. Freeman of the Alabama Power company, left for New York lust night. Mr, Freeman came here Sunday from the cast where he had been for several weeks. His return to New York is taken to Indicate that a netv series of improvements are be ing outlined by the company In the New York offices, and that something new will be announced when he re turns to Birmingham again. Capital $500,000.00 Surplus (Earned) $550,000.00 Birmingham Trust & Savings Co. Capital and Surplus $x,050,000.00 CONTROL YOUR FINANCES : If you knew that during the next twelve months your ex penditures would equal your Income, you would want to change things, wouldn’t you? A checking account will give you a complete record of each month’s receipts and expenditures. You will have i up-to-date knowledge of your financial affairs. It’s a good i. plan to pay all bills by check. £. A. W. SMITH. President TOM O. SMITH, V.-Presideut VV. H. MANI.Y, Caahler EENSON CAIN, Asst. Cartier C. D. COTTEN, Asst. Cashier E. W. FINCH, Asst. Cashier 4 Per Cent Paid On Savings Deposits ' :iy._1_-_• hi GEST GIRDERS EVER USED IN SOUTH TO BE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY BANK BUILDING View of Immense Girder Which Will Be Used in Jefferson County Bank Building. The Girder Weighs 50 Tons, Is 11 Feet High and 48 Feet Long The most massive steel girders ever used in the south in skyscraper con struction will r^ach here during the week for the Jefferson County Savings bank skyscraper building. The girders will be used in spanning the banking rooms to be used by the Jefferson county bank. They are 11 feet high and 48 feet long and require two flat railroad cars for each girder. The girders each weigh 50 tons and were built by the Virginia Bridge and Iron company at the Roanoke plant. William C. Weston, architect in charge of the construction of the Jefferson •aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa County bank building, said that the gir_ ders were the largest ever used in the south on such construction. They will be placed across the banking rooms from pillar to pillar, thus freeing the spacious banking quarters from any posts or obstructions whatever. The girders will be fitted in place at the second floor and wlil therefore sustain the construction of the additional 23 stories of the bank building. Information was received here yes terday that the girders arc now being loaded on a special train consisting of ■■•••••••«•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••****■****< 126 flat cars and would be sent to Bir Imingham in that way. They nrfe ex pected during the coming week or shortly thereafter. In connection with the erection of the Jefferson County bank building it was announced yesterday by Mr. Weston that the skyscraper would be ready for the bank September lo of this year without fail. He said that the exca vation by the 3'^. W. Mark Construction company was ahead of the programme and that 26 cars of steel had arrived in Birmingham for the structure. The steel workers it is understood will be gin their work within a short time. WEATHERLY STILL FAVORS WIDENING THE SIDEWALKS Says Conditions On Second Avenue Ale An Unutterable Out rage—Thinks People Who Walk Are Entitled to More Consideration An unutterable outrage Is the way Com missioner James Weatherly yesterday characterized the sidewalk traffic condi tions on Second avenue. He was refer ring particularly to the suggestion that the pedestrians should be made to move on while the automobiles were banked on the street space. Mr. Weatherly indicated that he would not budge one jot from his position to widen the sidewalks on Second avenue. He is of the opinion that the people who walk are entitled to more space and more consideration. And lie is further of the opinion that automobiles should be regu lated in the streets, but. at the same time is opposed to working a hardship on cither class. “It is a very regrettable proposition to me all this agitation about the widening of Second avenue sidewalks,” said Mr, Weatherly. "For years the sidewalks have been undergoing changes here In width for the purpose of taking care of walkers. I have no desire to character ise auto owners as 'high brows' or walk ers as 'plebes.' But I am of the opinion that it is an unutterable outrage than Hie pedestrians must move on, keep mov ing wlille the automobiles and their own ers are allowed to bask idle in their cush ioned seats and bank up on the streets like they do. “The history of sidewalks is interest- j ing. In the beginning the people who walked had no sidewalks. Those who j rode were given all the space. The poor : people were accordingly permitted to j dodge between horses, wheels, dogs and j drays. As property rights were recog- I nized small spaces were devoted to those i who walk. As time passed they received j more consideration. And right now they ( should receive more. Any man can see ; on Second avenue a terrible traffic con- j gestion as to walkers, but if the autos were regulated none would be noticeable in the roadway. This commission is not here to have a few rich men walk in and say ‘give me this or that,’ and then I bow humble and say ‘here it is.’ We are | here to administer affairs equitable be- , tween walker and rider, auto, drays, ! hacks, equippages and dogs. All look j alike. And so long as I am here none i of class legislation for mine. This side walk matter is serious, and I for one in- , tend to stand by the previous action of the commission.’’ Mr. Exum has not indicated that he would change from his former position which was in accord with Mr. Weatherly, although he said that he found the peti tion presented by protest in property owners of considerable weight. ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME FOR MEETING OF THE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION IN MONTGOMERY AY. C. Griggs, principal oi the public schools of Gadsden, and secretary of the Alabama Educational association, made public in Birmingham yesterday the pro gramme of the thirty-second annual ses sion of the association, which convenes ill Montgomery March 20. The invocation will be delivered Thurs day afternoon by Rev. H. M. Edmonds. Welcomes will be expressed on behalf of the state and city of Montgomery by Governor O'Neal and \Y. A. Gunter >f Montgomery. Edgar Wright of Troy will make the response. Thursday night at the Orand theatre Superintendent Willing ham will discuss Conditions in Ala bama,'' and Ur. George H. Denny of the university will follow with "Some Public School problems.’’ On Friday Dr. John AY. Abercrombie is scheduled to discuss "New Sources of Revenue for Schools." AY. H. Aiken of the public schools of Cincinnati, will fol low with "Music in the Public Schools." Dr. Oscar Dowling of Shreveport and Dr. A. E. Winshlp, editor of the Journal of Education, puollshed in Boston, will also deliver addresses Friday morning. Friday night, “What Public Schools Are Accom plishing.” will bo discussed by Dr. P. P. Cltxton, the national commissioner of ed ucation. Miss Florence Ward of Cedar Falls, la., will discuss the subject, "The Montessori System." The speakers for Saturday will be F. P. Glass and C. B. -.Glenn of Birmingham, and Dr. J. B. Game of Florence. During the session of the association, there will occur , various departmental sessions. Every phase of the school sit uation In Alabama will be discussed under many topics. Many prominent people, other than those already mentioned, will be on the departmental programme, and the Indications are that the session of the association will be more largely at tended than any other in previous years. CONFIRM I OF SAIF FF1RMED Purchasers Must Assume Receiver’s Certificates of Southern Steel Co. Federal .Indue William I. Grubb yes terday affirmed the confirmation of the sale of the properties of the Southern Iron and Steel company recently made by Referee in Bankruptcy Edmund H. Dryer. The confirmation by Judge Dryer was affirmed as amended by him" to the effect that the purchasers shall assume the $130,000 worth (sf receiver’s certificates. The sale was made to Frederick H. Buss and Daniel A. Hohruann, repre senting the reorganization committee, for $2,632,333.17, which includes the assumption of ail liabilities of the com pany. However, on account of the limit fixed by Referee Dryer on the pboba ble secured debts, the amount realised \ V ■ ^ -I- * by the unsecured creditors is equivalent to $5,955,333.17. The Southern Steel has already been reorganized under the name of the Standard Steel company and it is be lieved l»y many that the decision made by Judge Grubb yesterday will proba bly end the litigation in the matter. The ‘total value of the properties of the company as appraised by the ap praisers, John IT. Adams. A. H. Car penter and W. S. Lovell, October 1, 1912. is $4,895,194.51. PISGAH REPORT Tlie following reports on Pisgah work for February lias been issued: REPORT OF PISGAH HOME Free meals furnished . 15m; Free beds furnished . 553 Men cared for . 7* Men secured work . 49 -Men secured from jail . 14 REPORT OF PISGAH ARK Free meals furnished . 039 Free beds furnished . 213 Girls cared for . 15 Confinement cases . * Girl sent home . Girls secured work . , 5 Rabies adopted . 1 “We have a healthy male infant for adoption. As our telephone is ind' fi nItaly out of commission friends de siring to give clothing are requested to advise us by mail. "CHARLIES *9. OXNAM. “JSlder in charge.'' ■ Board of Experts Will Prob ably Be Appointed by Commission That a board of engineers will be ap pointed to study the smoko situation and draft an ordinance which will be perfectly practical is the intention of the commis sioners. Mr. Weatherly, who has fought for smoke eradication for many months, said yesterday he would not take any part in the appointment of the board, but un derstood that his associates intend to have the board appointed. The smoke ordinance as now amended provides for the appointment of the board t * study the smoke problem and that provision will be carried out Mr. Exum announced that he had in mind the selection of two men on the pro posed board and would name one of them at least. The commissioners together are expected to agree upon the personnel of the hoard. The manufacturers who protested against the first smoke law have no ob jection, they say, to minimizing the emit tance of smoke, but desire that po hard ships he visited upon them. They are ex pected to be in accord with the new plan to appoint recognized experts to handle the question. senior class’ Say AT HIGH SCHOOL The senior class of the Central High school gave their annual play Friday night before a large and appreciative audience. The play, “Mr. Bob" was pro duced under the direction of Miss Mur garet Weaver, director of dramatic art at the High school. The cast of char acters was as follows: “Katherine,” Miss Susie Perry; “Mr. Bob,” Miss Bessie Foster; "Philip Rushton,” Harold Beas ley; “Mr. Brown,” Paul Moffatt: “Puttie,” a maid, Miss Bertha Plzitz; “Jenkins,” the butler, George Cox. FACES COMPLETELY BROKER (HIT Children Had Terrible Sores on Face, Hands and Feet, Watery Blisters Turned to Running Sores. Used Cuticura Soap and Oint ment. In a Week Children Well. ( pper Marlboro, Md —"My children suffered with terrible eoree on the face, hands and feet. The trouble began with watery blisters and then turned to running soree. They seemed to irritate the children very much. They caused disfigurement, because their faces were completely broken out. They were very reetleas at night and the baby was very cross. They could neither wear shoes nor stockings. "I used-salve. - ointment anil -- salvo, but nothing seemed to relieve them until I used the Cuticura Soap and Ointment. I trashed the sores In lake nsrm water with the Cuticura Soap and dried them well and then 1 applied the Ou- i tlcura Ointment. In a week my children were entirely wall, l owe It all to Cuticura Soap and Ointment." (Signed) Mrs. Mor gan Coffren, May Is, 1912. When you buy a line toilet soap think of the advantage*Ontleura Soap possesses over the most expouslve toilet soap ever made. In addition to ^etng absolutely pure »iid re freshingly fragrant, It is delicately yet rf- ! fur tively medicated, giving you two soaps In one, a toilet and a alcln soap at one price. CuMtwra Soap (Me.) and Cuticura Oint ment (50c.) are sold by druggists and dealers throughout the world. A single set is often sufficient when all else has failed, liberal samp!tv,of each mailed free, with 32-p. Skin Book, Address post-card "Cutl cura, liept. T, Boston." ♦I'hwkr IhnsS men should use Cuticura snap Shaving Stick, 25c. Sample free. .. You Must Invest Safelv It is utterly useless to save money without having the safety of your investment established be yond question. An American Trust Savings de positor is always better off finan cially for his economies, for he is investing in known security. 'File capital and surplus of the hank, the responsibility of its directors, the years of its success, are behind your investment here at ‘‘four per cent and safety.” americanTrust^avingsRank FIRST AND TWENTIETH —BIRMINGHAM Twenty-Three Acceptances Were Received Yesterday. Total Nearly 200 “Hey! Ton haven't closed that babquet list yet, have you?" It was Reuben F. Kolb, commissioner of agriculture, and he was using tho long distance wires from Montgomery. “No, captain,” he was informed, “there is still a chance to hop on the wagon.” ; “All right,” came the response. I wil! he in Birmingham at 9 o’clock.” And the captain came at that hour and banded over to the chairman of the in vitation committee his acceptance. "I couldn't miss that banquet, you know,” he said. “[ think it the very finest spirit in the wrorld which prompt.; people to got together and celebrate, not only tho election of a democratic and southern president, but the good times that now' prevail in Alubanm. Everybody In the state should have been invited. For everybody has just cause to rejoice.” Captain Kolb’s acceptance was the twenty-third yesterday. Tho list now ap proaches the 200 mark. The success of the inaugural celebration dinner is assured. The guests will number prominent peo ple from every section of the state, and soino from other states. The programme committee has perfect ed its plan, and there will be enough of all kinds of amusement to entertain dur ing the hours of the dinner. There will be skits based on everything and every body. The staff of The Broiler, the official publication, has almost completed its la bors. It Is said that the paper will carry news and near-news giving the facts and fancies of the moments, containing strange stories written and unwritten, and fables heard and unheard. The dote of tho dinner is the evening of Thursday, March 13, and the place the Country club. ----- f GALT WILL RESUME TICK ERADICATION Government Inspector Was Here Yesterday En Route to Sumter County Dr. Lea Galt, who Is In charge of the tick eradication work in Sumter county for the United States department of agri culture, was in Birmingham yesterday en route to Livingston, where he will resume ids duties. Dr. Galt was recently sent to Madison to look after an epidemic of hog cholera which 4t was reported might assume serious proportions there. "I have finished the work in Madison and am now going back to Sumter.” said Dr. Galt. "I was sent to Madison by the department at tlie request of Sen ator Johnston. "Some very harsh things have been said about our efforts to kill the cattle tick in Sumter county, but tlu1 light will go on just, the same. The people of the county will appreciate it when we suc ceed. They will he just like t.ho people of Madison, who are all enthusiastic | about the benefits to the county of be-j ing free of cattle ticks." BANKRUPTCY PETITION Shoe Companies Ask That Local Com pany Be Ueclared a Bankrupt A petition was filed yesterday In ! the clerk’s office of the United States j court asking that the Royal Shoe com- j panv, located at 1028 Third avenue. ' be declared a bankrupt. Ralph Trib ble is manager of the company. The petition is filed by the Burrows, Jones & Dyer Shoe company, Ham burger Brothers Shoo company and the Johansen Brothers Shoe, company, all of St. laouis. The petitioners al lege that the debts of the Royal Shoe company are about $1000. being money owed the . three petitioners. Marriage Licenses Tin* following marriage licenses were i'Hiit.l yesterday: l*. .1 Kanthtll of Birmingham to Miss Maude. *1* Ledford. L. K. Chlldref of Birmingham to Aliys Lmma Tanner. Henry Biddlx of Willsboro to Miss Sadie .fackson. \V. K. 1 licknev of Oak Grove to Mis. Margaret Wnldon. Sanitation Work Guayaquil, March 1.—The government has authorized beginning of preliminary work for the sanitation of the city of Guayaquil. Col. William C. Gorges, head of the sanitary work in the Pacific canal zone recently visited the city to work out a scheme for Its sanitation. Uprising Reported Willemstad, J. 0., March L— Word has reached here of an uprising in tlie stats of Trujillo. Venezuela, where Juan Araujo with 800 men under his command, has taken up arms against the government at La Mesa. Troops have been sent from Maracaibo to suppress the uprising which Is consid ered only a local disturbance. Many Accept Invitations to Alabama Sociological Congress Many acceptances are being received by Secretary AW H. McGrath from social Workers in all parts of the country to the first meeting of the Alabama Sociological congress, which convenes in Birmingham April 22, 23 and 24. The Alabama congress has not been fully organized, but officers will l»e elected and organization completed at the first meeting here in April. Among the distinguished social worker* SAMUEL GOMPERS Who Has Heen Invited to Attend the Alabama Sociological Congress in Birmingham who have already accepted invitations to bo present during the congress are Ger trude B. Knipp of Kansas City, executive secretary of the American Association for the Study and Prevention of Infant Mor tality J. T. Searcy, superintendent of the Alabama Insane asylum at Tuscaloosa; Miss Julia C\ Lathrop of Washington, D. C\, chief of the new children’s bureau re cently inaugurated as a branch of the i'nited States department of commerce and labor; Dr. W. H. Oates, Alabama state prison inspector, and others. An invitation lias been sent to Samuel Gompers ami Mr. McGrath stated yes terday that It was quite likely Mr. Gom pers would be here during the congress. There are to bo three night .sessions and four day sessions of the convention. No programme has been outlined as yet. 1 Wish to Make Greater Show ing in Baltimore Than in Dallas Plans for the annual convention of the Associated Ad Clubs of America at Balti more this spring will be discussed uc tl»e Tuesday afternoon luncheon of tlu Birmingham Ad club, at the Gold Lion tea-room annex. And, apropos of the occasion, lids week’s luncheon has been named the “Baltimore lunch.” However, despite t lie name, the usual Dutch treat idea will be in force. The Birmingham Ad club’s spectacular showing at Dallas last spring makes it imperative that the m3 showing at Bal timore be even greater, declare the club s officials. And then, Atlanta intends t> make Birmingham look like something that might be culled “infinitesimal" at Baltimore; and that is only one of a number of reasons why the Birtningham mers purpose to capture greater fame and honors at Baltimore than were ac corded them at Dallas. Tentative plans will bo discussed Tues day afternoon and pvery member of the clul» is urged to be -m hand promptly at 1 o’clock. The luncheon is expected to be one of the most interesting held in some time, and a large attendance u anticipated. I How to Cure Rheumatism I’roiuliifiil Doctor'* llc*t I'reMcrlp- | iloo lhi*ll> MUril «i Home This shri^le ami harmless formula ' has worked wonders for all who have tried It quickly curing chronic and dcute rheumatism and backache: “From your druggist get one ounce of Torls compound (in original sealed package! and one oUnco of syrup of .Sarsaparilla compound. Take these two ingredients home and put them In a half pint of good whiskey. Shake the bottle and take a tablespoonful bef«.»re each meal and at bedtime." Good results cotno after the first few doses. If your drug gist does not have Torls compound in stock lie will gel li for you in a few 1 hours from his wholesale house. Don't he Influenced to take a patent medi cine Instead «»f this. Insist on having: the genuine Toris compound in the original, one-ounce, >eaied, yellow package. Hundreds of the worst cases here have been cured by this in uvMiort * time. St. Benedict Kidney Tablets Give iu« ttcdiutc Keiiaf.