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TAX PATENT GlHMKTAfi SVISDIS SATIN ^ CANVAS Collins? Easter Display Allows the selection of those who are extremely l particular in choosing their footwear. You’ll find A ] THE BIG SHOE STORE, 1910 FIRST AVENUE ~] EVENTS OF TODAY] Executive Potlatch committee meets to day. At the Theatres Bijou—‘‘The Fortune Hunter,” 8:30 p. m. Majestic—"A Winning Miss,” 2:30, 7:30 and 9:00 o'clock, p. m. muchImpressed by BIRMINGHAM VISIT A. E. Crowley of Kalamazoo, Mich., Says Birmingham is Truly the “Pittsburg of the South” Albert E. Crowley of Kalamazoo, Mich., Vnanager of the Merchants' Publishing company, and a director In one of the leadings banks, lias been in the city for the past few clays. He is accompanied by Mrs. Crowley, and stopped In Bir mingham en route to Michigan from Pan ama, where they have spent several months. Mr. Crowley was shown over the In dustrial, business and resident sections of the city, and speaks in the highest praise of what he has seen. This Is Ills first visit to Birmingham, and, like many others, he expected to find lttle else than a "mining camp.” After his tour of the various Industrial plants of the district he remarked that the boost he had heard about Birmingham being the "Pittsburg of the south” was undoubtedly true, and predicted a great future for the district. He was much impressed with the busi ness section and commented on the mag nificence of the "skyscrapers” and other buildings. Both lie and his wife pro nounced the "Highlands" to be one of the most beautiful resident sections that they had ever seen in any city. Mr. Crowley freely confessed that his eyes had been opened by the many splendid Institutions ho had seen and pre dicted a great future for Birmingham and Its people. They were entertained at dinner by Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Gunn, and left last night for their northern home. ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM SHEFFIELD Sheffield, March 18.— (Special.)— Miss Lillie Dowling has been elected to take the place of Miss "Martha ^oulso Ellis of Florence, who resigned on ac count of the health of her mother. Invitations have been issued to the marriage of Mr. Fred Spurance, for merly of Sheffield, to Miss Annie M. Spear of Charleston, S. C., on April 2 at the First Methodist church, Charles ton. The teachers of the public school will leave on Wednesday to attend the Ala bama Educational association, to be held In Montgomery. Jones Injured Samuel Jones, a fireman located at No. 1 station, suffered a painful accident yes terday morning when lie was struck by an automobile delivery truck at the cor ner of First avenue and Twenty-first street. He had just stepped off a de livery truck when another delivery truck running close behind knocked him to the ground and bruised him about the back and hips. Dr. CJ. Leslie dressed his wounds. He was taken to his home, where he is now resting easily. Oil Wells Take Fire Bucharest, Roumanla, March 18.—Seven ell wells belonging to the Consolidated Oil Fields company at Bauamoreul arc on fire. The engineer in charge, Harold M. Anderson, and six others connected with the management were asphyxiated. Many men have been injured. The loss is heavy. — t GRANULATED EYELIDS CURED. The worst cases, no matter of how long standing, are cured by the wonderful, old reliable Dr. Porter's Antiseptic Healing Oil. Relieves pain and heals ^*t the samo time. 25c, 50c, $1.00. PACKARDS FOR RENT We Mil the Packard, Hudson and Hupwobile. CHAS. DENEGRE SOUTHERN GARAGE Phone Main 4118 1922 Ave. P. “THE PLAY THAT HAS MADE MILLIONS LAUGH’* “THE FORTUNE HUNTER” FIRST APPEARANCE AT POPULAR PRICES NEXT WEEK—BILLY B. VANN IN “A Lucky Hoodoo” imaJestici NIGHT 7:30 & 9:00 I IOC-20004-4041 I RESERVED SEATS I “A wuimxc MISS" MUSICAL COMEUV I L. & N. Detours Fast Trains Owing to High Water in South Alabama Selma. March IS.—(Special.)—All of the last through trains on the Louisville and Nashville between New Orleans and New York and New Orleans and Nashville and Cincinnati, were detoured through Selma Monday night and Tuesday and Tuesday night. The detouring of the fast trains through Selma is because of large washouts on the main line of the Louisville and Nashville between Mont gomery and Flomaton. The washouts on the main line are expected to be repaired by Wednesday when the regular schedule of tile fast trains will be resumed. Not since the same trains were detoured by Selma by the Louisville and Nashville several years ago have such trains been operated through this city. The trains are switched oft the main line at Floma ton and after being turned around in the Selma yards are operated to and from Montgomery over the tracks of the West ern Railway of Alabama. The supervising architect of the treas ury department has informed the cus todian of tlie Selma federal building that he has granted permission to a telephone company for the establishment of a long distance telephone booth In the lobby of the postoffice. News of Ensley At the meeting of the Ensley club last night, a committee consisting of Dr. E. VV. Averyt, chairman; Alex Poss and J. S. Harris was appointed to confer with the Tidewater officials looking to the establishment of an owl car service on that line. The action was taken follow ing the announcement that the Birming ham Hallway, Light and Power company would discontinue the owl cars. The committee that was recently ap pointed to take up with the city commis sion the request of Ensley citizens that a crematory be established in Ensley reported that the commission had referred the matter to Commissioner Weatherly with power to act. The committee said that Mr. Weatherly had previously as sured them that, should the other com missioners approve he would order the construction of a crematory in Ensley in the next 30 days. The same committee also reported that the commission had promised to repair the sewers at Tuxedo so as to prevent overflow whenever it rainB. The secretary was instructed to take up with the Interstate commerce comn»sslon the express service furnished Ensley. It was pointed out that there Is service only one way after 10 o'clock in the morning. There were a number of minor matters disposed of after which the meeting ad journed. Arrangements are being made by the Ensley Masonic lodge for a monster vaudeville performance to be given April lo and 11. The show will be put on by professional and looal talent and will be given at the Franklin theatre. Tt Is announced that no moving pictures will be shown, the entire show being given by tlie Masons and the professionals en gaged for that occasion only. The pro ceeds of the performances will go to the fund for the payment of the furnish ing of the new temple, which has been entirely completed. The committee hav ing the big show in charge is coixiposed of the following well known citizens and Masons: Arthur Bishop, chairman; I. A. Miller. II. Keller, J. T. Lowry and D. A. Echols. Miss Norma Seebode delighted an ap preciative audience with a splendid cantll lation recital of “Hiawatha" last night at the Ensley High school. The beauty of the poem as expressed by Miss Seebode was enhanced by the musical accompa niment of Indian music by Mrs. Vann. Tho performance was under the auspices of the school improvement association and is one of a series. Prior to the regular meeting of the Merchants' Protective association this aft ernoon a session of the board of direc tors will be held. The conference will have to do with plans for a county or ganization which has been under consid eration by the members of the associa tion. "The Development of the Boy" will be the subject of a lecture by Dr. R. M. Cunningham at the Pratt City Baptist church tomorrow night. The lecture Is under the auspices of the Royal Ambas sadors, an organization of boys. No ad mission will be charged. Tlie lecture will begin at 7.30 o’clock. The Baker School Improvement asso ciation will meet this afternoon at the school building at the usual hour. Although the Barons have barely start ed on spring practice, tbs baseball sea son was formally opened In Ensley yee OWL CAR SERVICE IS THING ME PAST Commission Agrees to Re* quest of the Company DATA IS PRESENTED Trades Council Representative Agrees to Action—Fifteen Cent Fare Would Not Pay Operating ^ Cost, Say the Officials After futile attempts to :ind a way whereby the owl care could be continued here, the commissioners yesterday con sented to the cessation of that service. According to the agreement, the service was to he abandoned after a trial of 30 days If not self sustaining. The report to the commission from the company of ficials Indicated that a loss had been sustained by the operations. The Trades Council sent a representa tive to the commission and he told the commission that he had been Instructed to agree to the abandonment of the serv ice according to the agreement reached February 1 Ihe commiszion was giver data by the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company indicating that every night 193 persons wero handled on the average. On the five lines the company handled 38 persons, while 4*i passengers were handled per car on the lines. The offi cials of the company Informed the com mission that If 15 cents per passenger had been charged that the revenue thus derived would have been Insufficient to pay the cost. It was suggested that the patronage would Increase If the cars were continued. However, George H. Harris, superintendent of transportation, gave It as hts opinion that many of the passengers handled had remained over from the last car knowing that the owl cars would be operating, and they would thereby be accommodated. It was pointed out that If the service was con tinued there would be little If any in crease. The company displayed figures to the commission indicating that on the first night the revenue was about 37, while on the last night it was under that figure. The data compiled all the way through the teat indicated that little if any fluctuations had taken place in the number of persons carried. President Culpepper Exuni, after the company reported, told the commission about the agreement and said there was nothing to do except receive the report of the company and abide by the pre vious agreement. The commission suggestetd that 25 cents should be charged and perhaps that figure would pay the cost of opera tions. The Trades Council representa tive said he had been instructed to agTea to a 10 cent fare but no figure in excess of that. The commission, upon that statement, did not have any further sug gestions to make. The Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company officials pointed out to the commission that a six months’ trial of the owl car service In Memphis had proven a failure, while in New Orleans the franchise called for that service, and although 10 cent# was charged the com pany lost money ateadily and is yet losing The owl cars, according to en announcement from the company offi cials, are now abolished. terday afternoon when the teams of the Bush and Moore schools played a hotly contested game. The lads from the Bush school defeated their opponents by the score of 16 to 6. Several pitchers were "tried out" by both teams with satisfac tory results. The ladles of the Christian church of Ensley will hold an all day meeting next Monday at the home of Mrs. Davis, on Avenue D. The Ladies' Aid society of the Wylam Presbyterian church will conduct a bazar in the basement of the church from 2 to 9 o'clock today and tomorrow. The work of laying out the lawn and planting gr ass and flowers in the grounds surrounding the Ensley federal building has been commenced. Miss Betty Higgins has returned from a visit to friends in Atlanta. C. IV. Roberts, secretary of the Gads den Commercial club, formerly of Corey, Is in Ensley In the Interest of the Gads den organization. A Reasonable Plea For the Stomach It Your Stomach Is Lacking la Di gestive oner. Why Nat Help the Stomach Do Ha WorkT Not with drugs, but with a reinforce ment of digestive agents, auoh as are nat urally at work in tha stomach. Scientific anal) sis shows that digestion requires pepsin, nitrogenous ferments and the se cretion of hydrochloric acid. When your food falls to digest, it Is proof positive that some of these agents are lacking In your digestive apparatus. - Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets contain noth ing but these natural elements necessary to digestion and when placed at work In the weak stomach and small Intestines, supply what these organs need. ’ They stimulate the gastric glands and gradu ally bring the digestive organs back to their normal condition. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets have been subjected to critical chemical tests at home and abroad and are found to con tain nothing but natural digestives. Chemical Laboratory. Telegraphic ad dress, •‘Difflndo,” London. Telephone No. 11029 Central. 20 Cullum St., Fenohurch St.. E. C. London, 9th Aug., IMS. I have analyzed most carefully a box of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets (which I bought myself at a city chemist’s shop for the purpose), manufactured by the F. A. Stuart Co., 88 Clerkenwell Road, London, E. C., and have to report that I cannot find any trace of vegetable or mineral poisons. Knowing the Ingredients of the tablets, I sm of opinion that they are admirably adaptable for the purpose for which they are intended. (Signed) John R. Brooke. F. I.° C„ F. C. S. There is no secret in the preparation of Stuart’s Dyspepsia Tablets. Their com position la commonly known among phy sjcians. They are the most popular of all remedies for indigestion, dyspepsia, water brash, Insomnia, loss of appetite, melan cholia, constipation, dysentery and kin dred dlyases originating from Improper dissolution and assimilation of foods, be cause they are thoroughly reliable and harmless to man or child. Stuart'a Dyspepsia Tablets are at once a safe and powerful remedy. Stuart’s Dyspepsia Tablets will digest your food for yqji when your stomach can’t. Ask your druggist for a SO-cent box. ■ ATTORNEYS FOR THE TURPENTINE TRUST ARCUESHEWN ACT Claim Anti-Trust Act Un constitutional as Criminal Law—Final Effort to Set Aside Conviction Washington, March 18.—Many explana tions were demanded today by members of the supreme court of the United States when attorney* for officers of the American Naval Stores company, the so calfed "turpentine trust,” started to argue tljjit the Sherman anti-trust act was unconstitutional as a criminal act. Samuel B. Adams of Savannah, Ga , rep resenting the company, undertook to reply, but Anally concluded this feature of his argument by referring the court to his printed brief. The argument marked the Anal elTort of the defendants to have set aside their convictisfa In the Georgia federal courts of violation of the Sherman anti-trust act. It was charged that they depressed the market for turpentino and rosin to such an extent that producers were com pelled to sell at ridiculously low' prices. Two of the naval stores company's offi cers, Spencer P. Shotter, chairman of the hoard of directors, and .T. F. Cooper Myers, vice president, are the Arst men sentenced to Imprisonment for violation of the statute to come before the su preme court. An attorney for officers of the so-called "cash register trust," con victed recently, listened to the argument today. Never Passed Upon Law Mr. Adams had hardly stated to the court that the tribunal had never passed upon the constitutionality of the law as a penal act, when Chief Justice White suggested it had never "directly” passed upon the point, emphasizing the word “directly.” The attorney then explained that Ills position was that the Sherman law In prohibiting "unreasonable” restraint of trade had provided no standard or cri terion by which acts might be measured, and so was too Indefinite to be good as a criminal law. He contended this con struction of the law made it Impossible for a person to know whether he was violating the statute until a Jury had ex ercised its whim as to whether the acts were "unreasonable.” “As I remember it, within a year or so wo decided a case in which we held that ‘reasonable' was a sufficiently defi nite standard,” declared Justice Holmes. Mr. Adams suggested he had distin guished that case from the one he was arguing “Do you have the crime of manslaugh ter In Georgia?” asked Clilef Justice White. “Define It.” Cites Former Law Mr. Adams hesitated. The chief justice thereupon recalled an Incident that hap pened In New Orleans Just after a period of military law, wherein a man shot an other who was reaching for his snuff box In his hip pocket. "N'ow the jury found that In that day It was reasonable to suppose when a man reached to his pis tol pocket he meant to pull his pistol, and so acquitted the accused on the ground of self-defense. The jury de clared th© act was reasonable. How do you distinguish that case from this?” Mr. Adams suggested that the crime of murder was a matter of statute and contented himself with referring to his brief and beginning an attack upon the ferm of the indictment. Former Senator John C. Spooner, for the accused, and Assistant Attorney Gen eral Fowler, for the government, will address the court tomorrow. _ Follows Up Comment of Past on St. Patrick’s Day Speech I.ondon, March IS—Following the Post's attack on William J. Bryan, the Ameri can Secretary of State, for his speech at the St. Patrlck's_day banquet at Wash ington on Saturday evening, the Stan dard says: “If Mr. Bryan really expressed the views of the cabinet sind the President, the relations between Great Britain and the United States may enter upon a phase wtilch would be regarded with ex treme regret by a majority of the sensi ble moderate persons of both countries." The Standard describes Secretary Bry an's speech as “a fine example of viru lent and Inflated nonsense which the In ferior kind of demagogue talks when he wants to catch Irish votes." The Standard regrets the speech which, It says, it is impossible to pass as a mere Indiscretion, Just as the Panama bill is coming before the House, and fears that the Irish electioneering machinery will be brought to bear In favor of discrimina tory tolls. "And, adds the paper, "if this Is to receive the open support of the ad ministration, the prospects of a Just and favorable settlement would seem doubt ful.” MAJOR FONTAINE TO SPEAK TOMORROW William L Yancey chapter, U. D. C„ and Mrs. Chappell Cory, president Ala bama division, Invite all the children of Birmingham Interested In Confederale history to be present at Clark Jones hall, Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. This Invitation Is also extended to the Sons of Veterans, whom these ladles are par ticularly anxious to have present, and to all Confederate Veterans and Daugh ters of the Confederacy. Col. ’Lamar Fontaine will have some thing of great Interest to tell the Sons of Veterans as well as tho youths and children. After a talk and some recita tions from the distinguished Confederate sharpshooter, an Informal reception will be held that all may personally enjoy the interesting guest of honor. It Is also expected that Col. John Hi Moulton, commander of the Sons of Vet erans of the state, will be present. Gow Bond'Declared Forfeited Glover Gow, charged with robbery and assault In two cases, failed to ap pear yesterday in the criminal court when his case was called for trial and Judge W. E. Fort declared his bond forfeited. He also ordered alias war rants to be Issued and Increased the |300 bond In each case to g 1000. (;0w was In court Monday and when tho state announced ready Judge Fort sm both cases for yesterday afternoon and notified the defendant and all witnesses to be present. OFFICIAL MAP OF THE WEATHER U, S. Department of Agriculture. WEATHER BUREAU. WILLIS L MOORE, Chief. '/-* — i _y" BXI»I,ANATdRY NOTBB, Observations taken at 8 mm.,'Tilth meridian tlma. Air pressure reduced to sea level. Isobar* (contttinocs ItneO pass ftirofigti hofUM - of equal air pressure. Isothernm (dotted Unas) pass tbrougn points of equal ‘temperature; drawn only for zero, freezing, 90°. and lOCr. O clear; Q pazttr oloadn £ eloudy; ® rata; <D snow; ® Teport missing. Arrows fly with the wind. First figures, blgbest tfDpetaSBre past labours; second. precipitation of .Ol Inch or more for past 24 hours; third, maximum wind velocity.___ Weather Forecast Washington, March IS.—Weather forecast for Alabama: Generally fair and warmer In north; probably rain in south portion Wednesday and prob ably Thursday; moderate east shifting to south winds. Tennessee: Fair Wednesday becom ing unsettled Thursday. Georgia: Generally fair and warmer in north; rain south portion Wednes day and Thursday; brisk northeast winds. f Mississippi: Fair and warmer north; unsettled in south portion Wednesday and probably Thursday; moderate east shifting to south winds. Local Data For the 24 hours ending at 7 p. m., March 18: Highest teftiperature . 66 Lowest temperature . 41 Mean temperature . 64 Normal temperature . 57 Excess in temperature since Janu ary 1 . S3 Rainfall .00 Total rainfall since January 1..18.65 Excess in rainfall since January 1 6.34 t i Weather Conditions Birmingham, March 18.—(7 p. m.l— Although the pressure has fallen stead ily during the past 24 hours over the eastern portion of the country, the weather has continued fair, but the general rise in temperature indicates the influence of the changing pressure conditions. An extensive area of low barometer overlies the intermountain plateau on tonight’s map, causing rain or snow over the greater portion of the Pacific slope and the plateau states, and a general increase in cloudiness over the Rocky __..........•••aaiaXMlUStiilltlltlll! mountains and the plains states. It has also caused from brisk to high winds over the Great Lakes and the plains states generally. There has been a slight fall in tem peratures over the Rockies and the other mountain sections, due to the influence of a “high” that has ap peared over Saskatchewan and Manito ba, but in the great central basin and eastern sections temperatures have risen. At 7 p. m. temperatures ranged around 60 degrees as far north as the Great Lakes, except along the Atlantic coast, where readings were lower al though a decided rise has been gen eral there also. In the southern states fair weather has prevailed in western and central sections, while along the gulf and At lantic coasts cloudiness and rain has attended the shifting of the winds into the southerly quarter. Conditions seem favorable for continued pleasant weath er in this section Wednesday, with a slow overcasting of the sky during the day or at night. Thursday will prob ably become unsettled with provable rain. Summary of observations made at United States weather bureau stations, March IS: Temp'ture Lowest A t for 7 p.ra. day. Abilene, clear.. S t Atlanta, clear . 54 3S Atlantic City, clear . 42 30 Baltimore, clear . 46 32 Birmingham, clear . 60 41 Boise, cloudy . 46 40 Boston, clear . 38 24 Brownsville, partly cloudy .. 66 4 2 Buffalo, clear. 52 , 22 Calgary, snow . 0 *4 Charleston, clear . 66 46 Chicago, clear . 56 38 Corpus Christl, partly cloudy 61 54 Denver, clear . GO 48 Dos Moines, cloudy . 56 42 Dodge City, partly cloudy . 60 44 Duluth, cloudy . 24 24 Durango, cloudy . 40 2 1 Eastport, cloudy. 30 11 Galveston, clear .. . 58 T>2 Green Bay, cloudy . 48 2 1 llatteras. clear . 0 1 4 1 Havre, snow . 8 1 Helena* snow . 8 8 Huron, cloudy . 20 20 Jacksonville, rain . 60 »'2 Kamloops, partly cloudy ... 4 8 10 Kansas City, partly cloudy . 08 40 Knoxville, clear 60 22 Pouisville, clear . 60 40 Memphis, clear . 60 4 2 Miami, rain . '‘O 68 Mobile, cloudy . 00 11 Modena, cloudy . 38 2.8 Montgomery, cloudy . 02 12 Montreal, partly cloudy .... 40 10 Moorhead, cloudy . 18 10 New Orleans, cloudy. OS 40 New York, clear . 40 30 North Platte, cloudy. 40 32 Oklahoma, clear ..^. ou *’» Palestine, clear .. 62 40 Pnrrv Sound, cloudy ........ 18 12 Phoenix, clear . 70 46 Pittsburg, clear . 58 02 Portland, cloudy. 4 4 44 Raleigh, clear .. 51 32 Rapid City, cloudy . 22 Roseburg, cloudy . 50 4 2 Roswell, clear . 72 02 Salt Lake City, snow . 32 32 San Dlegb. clear . 56 50 San Francisco, cloudy. 52 48 Sault Ste. Marie, cloudy . .t. 40 3 8 Seattle, snow . •"•6 06 Sheridan, snow . 18 IS Shreveport, clear . 60 40 Spokane, partly cloudy . 4 2 40 St. Louis, clear . 58 44 St. Paul, cloudy . 52 32 Swift Current, snow . 2 *2 Tampa, rain . 04 52 Toledo, clear . 52 32 Washington, clear . 48 26 Willlston, snow . 8 . 8 Winnemucca, cloudy. 4 4 32 Winnipeg, cloudy . 6 '0 K C. HORTON. Local Fdreeaster. *—Indicates below zero. SOUTHERN RATE SITUATION TO BE TAKENUP SOON Phase Related to League and Short Haul to Be Con sidered by Commerce Commission "Washington, March 18.—(Special.)—A phase of the southern rate situation as related to the league sand short haul Is about to be actively taken up by the Interstate commerce commission. Examiner Thurtell will give a hear ing at Chicago April ,17 on application of the Alabama Great Southern rail road, and other southern roads for re lief from the provisions of the law In regard to their export rates an all sorts of freight from points south of the Ohio and east of the Mississippi rivers to the gulf ports. These rates do not observe the law as to the points of origin for freights, the rates on articles for export to the| ports of New Orleans, Mobile, Pensacola and other points are lower than the rates to intermediate points. This situation arises out of the fact that the export rates to eastern and northern ports are quite low and In order to get the export business for the gulf ports the railroads must maintain rates not higher than the rates to eastern points. It Is claimed that the gulf export rates are abnormally low and that the Intermediate higher rates are on a na tural plane. However, that does not satisfy the law unless the railroads make such a showing at Chicago as to convince the commission that they should be granted relief. LETTERS TO EDITOR Complain* of Alley Condition To the Editor of The Age-Herald: My first request as a newcomer to your town Is that a reporter may be sent to see and write up the condi tion of the alley back of Cullom street, south. It is a disgrace to your city government and your highway com missioners In particular. "When stran gers come to live In your town after reading your large advertisement or same they feel they have been mlslem Very truly, E. M. NIXON. 1121 Cullom street, Bouth, Birming ham, March IS. 1913. ^, DUMlU GENERAL MKT Have no personal liability in the fail-, ure of the American Union Fire *nBl“’* i anee Co. The only loss to them is on the future renewals. They represent t e following strong companies as managers f‘>t Alabama: New Jersey Fire Ins. ^o.» of Newark, N. J.. First National Fire Co., of Washington, D. C.. Western A Atlantic Fire ins. Co., of Nashville. Tenn.; Vulcan Fire ins. Co., of New York. WELL KNOWN HAIR DEALER INDICTED ON FRAUD CHARGE New York, March IS.—Antonio Mu Bioa and hie son, Phillip, dealers in. hu man hair, with branches and connec tions all over the world, were Indicted here this afternoon on a charge of defrauding J. & W. Seligman, bank ers, of $16,793 by means of fraudulent invoices. The transaction. District At torney Whitman asserts. Is but one of many through which the Muslcas have defrauded 22 American and for eign banks out of approximately $U 000,000. . Father and son, It is believed, have fled the city. Detectives today ex pressed the belief that they are bound for South America and will be appre hended within 24 hours nt Key West or New Orleans. Antonio Musica's daughters, Louise and Grace, also havo disappeared. On the Fabre line pier here are 2SS cases of human hair consigned by the Musicas to merchants in Europe. This liair, tho Musicas claimed five (lays ago, was of the finest quality on tiie market. They billed It at lop figures and on the strength of these Invoices, it is claimed, obtained from bankets here advances covering the full value of the cases of at least a portion of the shipment. How much of the $600, 000, which this shipment is worth, ac cording to their figures, was collected from bankers, the district attorney had not determined this afternoon. But the cases told a different story from the invoices when opened. Tho entire shipment, experts say, wuis w'orth about what it would cost to haul away. The specific offense charged In tho indictment is that the Musicas, through their corporation, the United States Hair company, obtained on March 11, from the Scligmans $16,793 to cover the value of nine cases of hair shipped to Marseilles. THE U. S. STEEL CORPORATION j CHARGES BOOKKEEPING SYSTEM New York, March 1S.-A Noteworthi feature of the eleventh annual report of the United States Steel corporation, cov ering the operations for the year 2912 and Issued today, Is the change In the corporation's system of bookeeping. The total earnings are given as $117,926,402, this being “exclusive of charges for Interest on bonds and mortgages of subsidiaries." In previous years total earnings were stated after this deduction was made and compare with tills year’s “balance of earnings,’’ which are given as $108,174,673. “ Theso latter figures compare with $104, 305,463 In' 1911. Net income for 1912 was $77,075,217, a decrease of $1,250,222 from 1911. Depreciation and replacement funds amounted to $22,734,365, an Increase of $4, 500,306. Surplus net Income for 1912 was $3,605,247, a decrease of $1,060,217. Expenditures totaled $48,748,437, an In crease of $3,788,192. These were paid from funds provided from earnings to cover requirements. Capital expenditures include $1,725,052 for the Gary plant, $2,676,066 for the Minne sota steel plant, $1,833,094 for the Ten nessee Coal and Iron company and $9,132. 86k on other properties aggregating a total ol $15,387,078, compared with similar dis bursements of about $48,000,000 in 1911. In 1912 the corporation mined 26,428,449 tons of iron ore. against 19,933,631 in 1914.. Its output of coke also was much larger, likewise its blast furnace production and production of steel ingots. Products oL’ rolled steel for sale was 12,506,619 tons, against 9,476,248 tons in 1911. The average number of employes in the service of the corporation for 1912 was 221,026, as against 196,888 in 1911. Total an nual salaries and wages In 1912 aggregated $189,351,602, an increase of $27,932,571 over 1911. FIVE YEM PERRY Marlon, March 18.—(Special.)—Tlio Cahaba river reached the highest point In five years and communication with the eastern part of the county has been cut off except by telephone. The heavy rains of last week have practically de stroyed the farm work so far done, and planting along the river will be delayed several weeks. The Ladles’ Aid society of Siloam Baptist church celebrated the thirty second anniversary of the organization this afternoon nnd night In tho base ment. of the church. Prominent Methodist Minis ter Stricken With Cere bral Hemorrhage Llneville, March 18l—(Special.)—t)r. V. O. Hawkins, pastor of the Llneville Methodist church; died suddenly this morning about 31 o'clock of cerebral hemorrhage. At the time of his death he was K5 years of age. The deceased la survived by Ills wife and daughter. Miss Lena Hawkins, of Uneville; two sons, L B. Hatyklns of the Ocean Steamship company of New York, and Rev. V. H. Hawkins, presiding elder of (Trinity district, Gadsden. Dr. Hawkins was at different time* presiding elder of the Birmingham, Gadsden, pceatur, Tuscaloosa, Gunters ville and Lafayette districts. He was also a gallant Confederate aoldler. The funeral servlcea have not ecn announced. v