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STANDARD STEEL CO.
AFFAIRS NOW OU OF HANDS OFTHE CO RT Officers of New Company Announced—No Inter ruption in Business UNUSUAL RECORD MADE BY BOWRON While Southern Iron and Steel Co. Was in Trustees’ Hands Not One Man Has Lost Day’s Work II? CLYDE W. E\MS 111 this district few records have been made by bankrupt concerns that can compare with that of the Standard Steel company, heretofore known as the South ern Iron and Steel company. From the moment that a receiver was appointed until yesterday, when the final details of the court proceedings were administered, not one man has lost a day’s time on ac count of the receivership. In all the months that the receivership has lasted not one pay day has been postponed. Not one cent due a workman lias been for feited, and in every instance the men havo retained their places and have been paid just the same as if the company Eugenie Says: Isn’t it splendid? Isn’t wlnit? That there are no per meating, sickening odors about E & W dry cleaning. My suit has just come back and I can’t detect even the slightest odor of gasoline or naptha. Phone 5230 for the E & W auto. | L&w Dry Cleaning Pf)oi)e 5 230 ^ 410 N. 20 St. ^ I WEATHERLY LOSES WATERWORKS CASE JUDGE CROW SUSTAINS DE MURRERS OF DEFENDANT. WILL PROBABLY APPEAL DECISION Judge E. C. Crow of the circuit court sustained the demurrers of the defendant in the case of the state of Alabama ex rel James Weatherly vs. the Birmingham Waterworks company, which were ar gued before him yesterday. The attor neys for the defendant contended that Mr. Weatherly had not sought the proper relief and that adequate remedies were provided by the statute, 3513 of the code of Alabama. On hearing the arguments Judge Crow sustained the demurrers and the proceedings were dismissed. Quo warranto proceedings were insti tuted in the circuit court by Sir. Weath erly, who sought to vitiate the franchise of the waterworks company, alleging vio lation of ttie contract, and were brought by him as a private individual and not in the name of the city commission. The petition filed in court alleged that the waterworks company had violated the condition of their franchise anil alleged among other things that the company was supplying impure water. The decision of Judge Crow virtually disposes of the case so far as the lower courts are concerned, but an appeal will probably be taken to the present term of the supreme court. Should an appeal be taken, this being a preferred case, it will be argued before the supreme court the last week in April. Counsel for Mr. Weatherly were Capt. Romaine Boyd. M. M. Ullman and George Huddleston. For the waterworks com pany, Walker Percy, London & Fitts and Frank Spurlock of Chattanooga. ••••••••••••••••••••••••• was running under the executives rather Ilian court appointees. Every Detail Worked Out As a general proposition, when an indus trial plant In this district goes into the bankrupt court many plants are shut down, men lose their places, and if the men are due money they often are forced to wait many months for full payment after getting a small per cent. In the Southern Iron and Steel company case every detail has workod as perfectly as possible under any circumstances. President James Bowron of the Stand ard Steel company assumed charge as receiver of the Southern Iron and Steel company In August of 1912 without 1 cent; of money to the credit of the company. When he delivered the properties of the company as, receiver to himself as presi dent of the new’ company he delivered $182,000 in cash to the new company. That indicates the successful operations | of tho company during the terms of re ceivership. The officials of the new’ company as announced yesterday are: President, James Bowron; vice pres ident and general sales agent, H. San born Smith; secretary and treasurer, A. R. Forsyth; purchasing agent, B. F. Tyler; assistant punchasing agent, L. E. Geohegan; auditor, T. M. Nesbitt;! assistant general sales agent, C. C. Brown; superintendent of mines, J. Li. Strong; manager of steel works, Ala bama City, C. A. Moffett; traffic man ager, II. IT. Knight. President James Bowron of the Stan dard Steel company has issued this cir cular to the customers of the com pany; Letter to Correspondents ‘ To Our Customers and Business Cor respondents: “Dear Sirs: We beg to advise you that we have purchased from the trustee In j bankruptcy all of the lands, works, mer chandise, accounts and business of the Southern Iron and Steel company, and of James Bowron, receiver and trustee there of, as a current going concern, and have this day in pursuance of the order of the United States district court taken over the title to and possession of said prop erty and business. “All accounts due by James Bowron, receiver or trustee, will bo paid, by us upon their respective due dates. All ac counts due to the Southern Iron and Steel company, or to James Bowron, receiver or trustee, must be paid to us. All con tracts remaining Incomplete at this date on the hooks of the receiver or trustee for the purchase of supplies and materials, for the sale of gods, for the employment of labor, the renting of premises, or other wise will be assumed and performed by us. “The business having been taken over as a current going concern will be con ducted without the slightest interruption, and the various departments will be handled by the same staff of officials as heretofore, a list of whom is annexed hereto as a matter of convenience and information for our correspondents. Yours Wuly, STANDARD STETfc'U CO.. "By James Bowron, President." We Will Be Moving To morrow—Moving to Our New Home 1816-1818 Second Avenue =BUT= We will have time to deliver any Piano or Player-Piano you pur chase at reduced price from us during the day The South’s Greatest Piano House Fable-. VieMuj-Rurton 'Fiona Famoana Monday and Tuesday, Located at 1921 First Avenue After April First, Located at 1816-1818 Second Avenue DAMAGING EVIDENCE AGAINSTVANDIVER Lowndes Constables Says Defendant Offered Him $100 to Kill Rowan Montgomery, March 29.—(Special.)—Her man Hrobowski, constable at Benton, Lowndes county, testified in the criminal court Saturday night that Henry F. Van diver, for many years a prominent busi ness man of Montgomery, offered to pay him $100 if he would kill Sloan Rowan. The testimony was given shortly after C*. Walter Jones, condemned to death for his part in the Rowan murder, had sworn that Vandiver had betrayed his friend ship and attempted to "railroad him to prison." Hrobowski was on the witness stand only a few minutes. He said he came to Montgomery a few days before the killing of Sloan Rowan at the union station July 16, 1912, and that Vandiver made the offer while they were buggy riding. "I told him that ho wanted me to allow myself to be hanged for $100," said the witness, "but he declared that he would stand by me and see that I was freed." 1 asked him how he would do it. "His reply was: Why, I am on the governor’s staff." Hrobowski's story was not shaken by cross-examination. Hrobowski’s testimony is the third dam aging statement that has been made in the trial. The first was the story told by C. Walter Jones, who will be hanged next Friday for killing Rowan, and the second was a telegram from Vandiver to Jones after Rowan was killed in which Jones was assured that he still had Van diver’s friendship and that everything would come out all right. Newspaper Club to Meet Thursday Night to Begin Outlining Plans President Wilson will attend the next banquet of the Birmingham Newspaper club. He hasn’t said so, but be will. The date of the next banquet -will be fixed to suit the chief executive of the nation. The next banquet, therefore, in asmuch as the President, and probably others in the official life of the nation, will attend, will be even more brilliant as id of greater importance than that of the club on March 13. To discuss all these matters, the club will hold a session Thursday night. The banquet of this year will be officially disposed of, and all committees will make their reports. In addition, the next ban quet will be considered. President Hornady made the announce ment to the above effect yesterday, and stated also that the annual election of officers will be hold. There is a move ment on foot to extend the term of the president for another year. TEMPORARY HOME FOR ST .ANDREW’S To the Editor of The Age-Herald: In order that the friends of St. Andrew’s church may be accurately in formed of the plans of the congre gation wo beg that, the following state ment may be published: The property on which the church stood prior to the storm of the 21st inst., had recently been sold, reserving the right to remove the buildings. These buildings still belong to the parish and their destruction or dam age by the storm is tlie loss of the parish. The vestry has contracted to pur chase the lot on the northwest corner of Eleventh avenue and Twolfth street, south, commonly known as the Colby lot, and not the lot on St. Charles street and Eleventh avenue, as stated Friday. On the rear of the Colby lot a building will bo erected at once for temporary uses. ‘The congregation of the Second Pres byterian church on Twelfth street and Tenth avenue, south, has kindly of fered St. Andrew’s the use of their building and this offer has been ac cepted for Sunday afternoons when our Sunday school will be held there at 3 1). m. and evening prayer and sermon at I by the rector, Rev. Willis G. Clark. There will be another service, con ducted by Mr. Clark at St. Mary’s church at 8 p. m.. thus continuing our regular practice of having two Sunday services, Very respectfully, THOMAS S. FORBES, Senior Warden. J. D. OLIVER. Junior Warden. Birmingham, March 29, 1913. Notice Birmingham, Ala., March 29, 1913. Office of the Acton Mining Company, Notice is hereby given that the annual meeting of tlie stockholders of this com pany, for the purpose of electing a board of directors for the ensuing year, and for the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting, will be held at the office of the company, in the cJty of Birmingham, Ala.. Monday, April 21, 1913, at 10 o’clock a. m. By order of the board. 3-30-3t-su F. H. EATON, Secretary. CLOTHING CAUGHT IN REVOLVING SHAFT — Superintendent of Boaz Cot ton Oil Mill Meets Horri ble Death Yesterday Gadsden, March 29.—(Special.)—James Harris, superintendent of the Boaz cot ton oil mill at Boaz, met a terrible death at 6:90 o’clock this morning. While mak ing repairs on the machinery his clothing was caught in a revolving shaft. Legs, arms and pieces of flesh and clothing were strewn about the room. Mr. Harris was about 50 years old. The only rela tive in Boaz is L. F. Harris, his sou. Suit for $23,000 for alleged libel has been filed today in the circuit court against the Gadsden Times-News by E. C. Drew, the Fort Payne promoter. The alleged libelous publication was concern ing a story in which It was stated that the government had issued a fraud or der against Drew. A meeting of the agricultural commit tee of the Chamber of Commerce will be held Monday to plan for the organ ization of a farmers’ auxiliary to the chamber. The Alabama State Optical society will meet in Gadsden May 21 and 22. The society comes here at the invitation of •T. W. Taylor. Twenty-five delegates are j expected. _ A bods- was seen floating in the Coosa river this morning l>y Henry C. Peterson, a fisherman. He did not have a boat and the bods’ was not recovered. The Coosa river has reached the 20 foot stage and is still rising. A formal statement regarding the plan for holding a primary for postmaster hero probably will be given out Monday by Congressman John I* Burnett. The Southern Express company has an nounced that it will forward shipments free from Gadsden to flood sufferers in Ohio. Formal notice has been received here of the transfer of the Southern Iron and Steel company’s properties to the Stand ard Steel company. The first civil service examination for a postmaster in this section of the state has been set for April 26, when an ex amination will be held to fill an expect ed vacancy at Cedar Bluff. The office carles a salary of $000. ‘LOCUST DELL” Uy MARY I\fiE HOSKINS The town of Florence. Ala., has always i teen the synonym of culture and refine ! nient—It has been an educational centre ! from its foundation—this naturally en tails many points of historic interest, in i and near the town. The fact that Mrs. Caroline Lee Hentz once lived, moved and had her being un der the druid-like oaks that populate the town and form a procession down Wood I avenue, the most aristocratic street in Florence, and that right here in the heart of the town, she gathered inspiration for some of her choice romances, is a fact not generally known, In 1821 N. M. Hentz and Miss Caroline Whitting were married. At that time Mr. Hentz was associated with George Bancroft, the great historian, in operat ing a seminary in North Hampton. Mass. In 1834 they moved to Florence and pur chased property suitable for a boarding school and called it “Locust Dell.” from the trees that surrounded the place. A land without ruins is a land without mem ories—and Florence has its ruins. Had Caroline Lee Hentz been a pro duct of the now, her sweet love stories, ^clothed in the high flown language of the day and hour, would never have chal lenged^ our admiration. "While periods may affect style of diction, yet the pure and the good are unchanging and these abound in all Mrs. Hentz’s writings and found expression in the lives of our mothers, and our own lives, through them. In the light of newer surroundings and an antlthlcal trend of thought, we take up “Linda, or the Young Pilot of the Belle.Creole,” or “Rena, or the Snowbird," “Ernest Linwood." “Marcus Warland, of the Long Moss Spring.” and look at the very titles with an indulgent smile—we smooth down the well-worn pages, worn by hands that are now' folded and still well read by those who sleep under the whispering pines in some forgotten grave yard. We reverently turn the leaves, we see the face of Mrs. Hentz on the front page, a sweet face, like some old cameo worn by our mothers. We cannot stifle the sigh that rises to our lips, for these books are somehow linked to a hallowed past—we gently place them back on the shelf—for they were placed there years and years ago by our mothers, in the far-away days of their youth. They are revered today for the sake of the good old days “befo’ de wah” and they reflect truthfully the time when woman was the uncrowned queen in the home, with royal prerogatives. Prerogatives that are never assumed in these days of rush and hurry —when every man must hit the pace for the mighty dollar and keep it up as long as life lasts. We have no time to read them, they are relics of the past, we show them to our children during the reminis cent days, when memory thrusts out the present, and welcomes the past. The environment of a century has much to do with the character of its literature. During the first half of the last century, knighthood was truly in flower in the old south, and the character of its literature partook of a romantic hue, struck to the core with deeds of impossible daring and remarkable chivalry—perfectly ^antipodal with the fiction of today. One bright winter day recently 1 visited an old landmark—It was old Locust Dell— notwithstanding its many owners the name, Locust Dell, still clings to it. as the perfume clings to the broken rose jar. The owner of the old rambling place now Is Mrs. II. C. Wood, a charming 1 representative of the solid south. She Inherits the gracious mannerisms of a long line of ancestry, the gentle woman is stamped on every feature—her snow white hair Is worn low over her ears, while the calm placidity of her face is lighted up by an eye that is undimmed by ago—there lingers the tires youth. She will take pride in showing the flow ers, planted by the hand of Mrs. Itentz. the mild winter had caused the lilac to put forth its tender green, a purple flush covered the point of each bending bough. She will point out the “battle rose.” ob solete in any florist catalogue, still her alding forth the rivalry of the house of York and of laimaster. There will be the Malmaison rose, the very name itself recalling a heart tragedy of poor Jose phine— the wistaria trails its gnarled old length from tree to tree, pouring out the purple wine from its heart, forming long clusters of bloom, then it was known as “virgin bower." The old well is still there—bend low and drink from the •■.Moss covered bUCKet. The iron-bound bucket That hung in the well. ' The, pungent odor of the box hedge lead ing from the front door to gate will never be forgotten. Through its glossy leaves struggles the honeysuckle that can boast of a hundred years of bud and blossom. The perfume is yet distilled in that old fashioned southern garden. Now my friend unstrap your sandal, tread softly, for to all Florence you are treading upon holy ground, for we wll1 enter the door and walk Into the very room where this novelist, permed her finest and best thoughts. Her life was filled with the measure of rythmical melody. Here she. wrote poems for the commence ment exercises—the crowning of the "Qleen o’ May." and all festivals. For i this young teacher prided herself on orig inal matter for all festival occasions. We now stand facing the setting sun. From the porch we see the magnificent turrets of the state normal college, like some old castle. Just to the southwest we see the new dormitory for girls, almost com pleted. Here the old and the new vie for | attention. Here modern advancement 1 dares challenge sentiment. The college with all its new educational methods, its scientific equipment, stands right in front of old Locust. Dell. The young ladles of Locust Dell filled their herbariums from the wild flowers that grew on the cam pus, there the picnics were held and the may queen crowned. Students still walk over the old campus —but those are asleep who once gathered flowers and were registered as pupils in the old-fashioned academy—once th" pride of Florence—but the same old pas sions are there, the same old loves and hates, they live through generations; the same old heart tragedies, the same old hungry longings, the desire for the unob tainable. These, like Tennyson's Brook, go on forever. Mrs. Hentz lived in many places, but none appealed to her as did the little village near the banks of the Tennessee. Many of her old pupils arc still living and sometimes they make a Meeca-ltk^ pil grimage to worship at the old shrine of Locust Dell, DELEGATES NAMED TO HYGIENE CONGRESS Montgomery, March 2!>.—(Special.)—Gov ernor O'Neal today appointed 11 delegates to the Fourth International rnngress or the school of hygiene, which will convene in annual session at Buffalo, N. Y., Aug ust ia, for a seven days' meeting. The delegates are: Drs. J. S. latndham. Talladega; J. L. McT.est.er, Birmingham; \V. C. Bailey, Decatur; W. S. Stough, Dothan; \V. S. Britt. Kufaula: A. M. Reid, Florence; T. C. Dryer, Huntsville; Toul min Gaines, Mobile; K. P. Cason, Talla dega, and George H. Searcy, Tuscaloosa. Try “GETS-iT,”—See Every Corn Vanish! The Corn Cure «»i> h New Pl«n—Cidi Kvery Corn Quick and Sure You’ve tried a lot of things for corns, but you’ve still got them. 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