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Would you lose today should fire destroy or burglars steal your jewelry, bonds, securities and other private papers? Some things could not be made good with the fire in surance on your property. A safety box in our steel vaults at from $3 to $50 a year is the strongest insur ance against loss of your val uables. Why not rent one today? The First National Bank Capital & Surplus $3,000,000 AT THE HOTELS George H. Dent, Jr., of Montgomery, W. M. Merrill of Eufaula and O. M. Hyatt of Cullman are at the Morris. .1. H. Cross of Gadsden, O. E. Cole of Columbiana, and G. W. Howell of Ce dar Bluff are registered at the Metro politan. A. T. Block of St. Louis. R. E. Slles of Selma and B. Marten of Atlanta are stopping at the Birmingham. James Burgen of Blocton, J. M. Miller of Linden and N. P. Porter of Mem phis are among those at the Florence. S. A. Moore of Gadsden, F. F. Pat terson of Selma and H. W. Crawford of Jasper are at the Empire. H. F. Whitmire of Atlanta, Louis Kel ler of Mobile and T. E. Kilby of Annis ton are registered at the Hillman. ENTERTAINMENT FOR MINE INSPECTORS Committee Has About Completed for Smoker and Barbecue—Many Dele gates Are Expected The committee on arrangements of the !Mlne Inspectors’ Institute has about completed the programme for the enter tainment of the visiting delegates, which will Include a smoker at the Hotel Hill man, an automobile ride through the city and an outing and a barbecue. The Mine inspectors’ Institute of the United States of America will convene in Bir 'mingham June 10-12. It is expected that delegates from every coal-producing state in the union will be present. Also 1he officials of the bureau of mines at Washington. The following invitations will he mailed In a few days: “You are cordially Invited to attend a smoker to be given in compliment to the Mine Inspectors' Institute of the United States of America at Hotel Hillman. Birmingham. Ala., at 8:30 p. m., Tues-1 day, June 10, 1913.” “You are cordially Invited to attend an outing and barbecue In compliment to the Mine Inspectors’ Institute of the United States of America at Bay View mine of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company, Thursday. June 12, 1913.” Real Estate Transfers Deeds were placed on record yester day in the office of the probate court showing the following transfers of property, the consideration being $1000 or more: $2500—Lucindia M. Pearson to E. L. Eeigler; 18 acres of land In northeast i quarter of east half of section 12, town ship 18, range 3 west. $2000—W. J. Curlck and Emma E. Cu rick to Mrs. Leila B. Long; lots 15 and 16, block 21-J, map and ourvey of Ensley Land company’s second addition to Ensley. $1500—T. D. Bradston and Nellie Bradston to Joseph V. Allen; parcel of land in block 887, Elyton Land com panyBs present plan and survey of the city of Birmingham. $3700—Ryan Real Estate company to C. L. Huey; lot 8, block 16, map and plan of W. J. Vann survey. $1500—B. F. Pool Investment com pany to J. II. Ritclmrd; lots 2 to 8 in clusive; 16 to 19; 24 to 31, and lot 13, map and survey of Dement City. $1200—East Lake Land company to Mrs. Nellie F. Lewis; parcel of land in Roebuck Springs, prepared by East Lake Land company. $3000—Roscoe E. Scott to Maud Place and F. W. Place; lot 1, bloyk 2, map; and survey of Scott’s addition to Ens - u, IM. Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were Issued yesterday in the office of the probate clerk: R. H. Fafford of Hayneville and Miss Florence Tomrllle. Hoyt D. Self of Birmingham and Miss Mantle C. Orr. John Huike of Wylam and Miss Ernie Gorgon. William A. .Settle of Birmingham and Mrs. M. B. Allen. T. M. Cattrell of Oklahoma and Miss Lticile Morris. H. L. Culverhouse of Birmingham and Miss Grace M. Daniels. George Watkins of Birmingham and Miss Margaret Chisolm. K. 1). Warren of Birmingham and Miss Annie Gertrude Hunter. DEAD MAN IS IDENTIFIED AS BRADLEY LONG THROUGH POSTMORTEM PHOTOGRAPH Mrs. Hasbrook, With Whom He Boarded, Recognizes Picture—Was Frisco Engineer SURVIVED BY WIDOW AND SIX CHILDREN OF M’COMB CITY, MISS. Mr. Long Was Found Murdered May 26 in Gate City—Identification Came Just in Time to Prevent Burial of the Body in Potters’ Field Through a post mortem photograph, the body of the white man who was found murdered near the old rolling mill at Gate City, on the morning of May 26, was yes terday identified as Bradley Long of Me Comb City, Miss. The identification was made by Mrs. C. Hasbrook, 1616 Sixth avenue, north, who said that Mr. Long had been boarding at her residence until Sunday, May 25. Ho had been working as a freight engineer, she said, In the yards of the Frisco system in Birmingham. Following the positive identification of the body by Mrs. Hasbrook and one of her boarders, the widow of the dead man was notified by long distance telephone. The body was accurately described by 3. W. Woodin, and Mrs. Long answered that the description was that of her husband. She will arrive in Birlmngham this morn ing at 6 o’clock to take charge of the re mains. Six Children Survive Him Six small children besides his widow sur vive the deceased and the family is said to be in straightened circumstances at their home in McComb City. It seems that he drew six weeks’ salary from the Frisco offices a day or two be fore he was killed and paid nis board in full to Mrs. Hasbrook, declaring that he was going back home to his wife in Mis sissippi. That very night Mr. Long was killed by unknown persons. He was beaten over the head with an iron coupling piu and was robbed. He was found early the next morning lying in a pool of blood with Ms skull crushed and his empty wallet be side him. The iron coupling pin, which had been the instrument of death, was alos found with the hair and blood clots of the victim sticking to it. The finding of the then unknown dead man was at once communicated to the police and also the coroner’s office was notified. The remains were taken to the hospital, as it was at first thought that a spark of life remained, but later this theory was refuted, the body was re moved to the morgue of the S. W. Woodin Undertaking company, where it now is. S. W. Woodin is largely responsible for ientlfying Mr. Long. From the time the dead man was brought in to his establish ment he never ceased his efforts to inter est the newspapers and the police in the importance of identifying the corpse. A lady who once had a relative disappear also became interested and at her own expense had the corpse photographed and this protograph was reproduced in last Saturday’s Age-Herald. When called to the attention of Mrs. Hasbrook, she rec ognized her former boarder. Wrote Mrs. Hasbrook It seems that Mr. Long had been 1n the habit of writing his wife letters daily, ami these letters ceasing, Mrs. Long became worried and finally wrote a special delivery letter to Mrs. Has* brook, which was received yesterday, making inquiries about her husband. Mrs. Hasbrook at once began efforts to locate Mr. Long. One of her boarders said that he might have been killed and mentioned that The Age-Herald had printed a photo graph of a man found dead. This was looked up and Mrs. Hasbrook at once recognized Mr. Long. She and a few friends at -once went to Woodin’s morgue and identified him just in time, as the then unknown corpse was to be buried at 12 o’clock and the Identification came at 11:20 o’clock. The funeral services will now be postponed until the arrival of Mrs. Long. An interesting feature in connection with the case was the fact that Mrs. Long had written her husband a letter last Wednesday, which Mrs. Hasbrook opened yesterday. Mrs. Long told her husband that she had had an awful dream about him. in which she had seen him killed, and that she was eager to have him assure her that he was still alive. Owing to the straightened circum stances of the Long family in McComb City, Miss., Mrs. Hasbrook bad to send the money to Mrs. Long with which to make the trip to Birmingham. Woodin Talks 8. W. Woodin, in speaking of the case last night, said: “As soon as this case is over with I will write a letter of thanks to the newspapers of Birming ham for the great interest they have shown in this case. No one else has. This man when found looked to be a la borer and therefore his death was of no great account one way or the other, ac cording to the authorities. But the newspapers are no respecter of persons and the poorest as well as the richest can get his deserts In their columns Daily since this man was found, in the public press of Birmingham the matter of identifying this man was agitated and finally The Age-Herald reproduced the photograph of the corpse, and this fact was directly responsible for the Identifi cation. As I have stated before, no other agency, official or otherwise, in Birming ham has taken the least interest in the Capital $500,000.00 Surplus (Earned) $550,000.00 Birmingham Trust & Savings Co. Capital and Surplus $1,050,000.00 CASH IN A GOOD BANK Is much better than cash at home where it can be stolen or burned or destroyed, which frequently happens. You can bank by mail both with safety and convenience. You simply mail your deposit to us and we send you a receipt by return mail. A. W. SMITH, President TOM O. SMITH, V.-President W. H. MANLY, Cashier BENSON CArN, Asst. Cashier C. D. COTTEN, Asst Cashier E. W. FINCH, Asst Cashier 4 Per Cent Paid On Savings Deposits CITY MAY EMPLOY GRADE CROSSING ENGINEER SOON Weatherly Tells Commission of Conferences He Has Had WOULD OBVIATE THE LONG DELAY City Engineering Department HaR More Than It Can Do, Says Com missioner — Expert Would Figure Out System Employment of an expert grade cross ing engineer to work out a grade cross log system and make specific recom mendations as to cost and construction may be' the course of action taken in the near future by the city commis sion. Two experts, one from Memphis and the other from Minnesota, have been in the city recently and in conference with City Commissioner Weatherly. Mi*. Weatherly stated that he could not give out their names at this time but he has been holding conferences with them and has gone into the matter in some de tail. At the commission meeting yester day Mr. Weatherly told the other com missioners of his conference with these experts and In the near future the com missioners will hold a conference as to the advisability of employing one of them for a few months. They are high salaried men, both having had much ex perience and they have devoted their entire careers to this kind of work. They would not be needed but a month or two, however, it is said. "We are not contemplating employ ing another assistant city engineer." said Mr. Weatherly yesterday after the meeting. "This is merely a move to get some outside assistance to pull us out of a bog. The city engineering de partment has more than it can do. The railroads as well as ourselves are now waiting on this report and recommen dations as to a grade crossing system and Mr. Kirkpatrick himself tells me* that it would be some two or throe months yet before he could do anything even If he could give the matter his entire time and attention, which he cannot by a great deal. "These men whom I have In mind are men who have devoted their entire attention for years to just this work and have worked out grade systems for other cities in all parts of the country. If we can secure one of them, his serv ices will be of Inestimable value and the grade system movement will be again set in motion. Otherwise it may be months and even longer before any thing can be done." The commissioners will hold a con ference on the matter in the near fu ture. — I Other Officers Elected for Ensuing Year—Sims’ Lecture Postponed Rain Interfered with the attendance at the meeting of Camp Hardee, United Confederate Veterans, yesterday and the address of Henry U. Sims on the "Rife and Character of Jefferson Davis" was postponed until Saturday. The camp met yesterday to do honor to the memory of Jefferson Davis and to fol low their usual custom of electing of ficers for the ensuing year. Notwith standing the Inclement weather quite a number of the veterans gathered and proceeded to celebrate the day and to elect officers. War stories and their recent experi ences were related by Capt. D. R. Blze and Dr. J. G. Abernathy and by other members of the camp who attended the reunion. The election of officers resulted as follows Maj. T. A. Hamilton, comman der; Capt. D. R. Blze, first lieutenant; Capt. W. D. Stratton, second lieutenant; S. A. Flippin, third lieutenant; Capt. J. Uawler Darby, adjutant; Judge J. T. Garretson, treasurer; Capt. R. H. Ha good. quartermaster. The non-commls sloned officers of the camp will be named at the meeting next Saturday. case outside of the newspapers, and I personally thank them with all my heart for their good work in this case.'1 At police headquarters last night it was stated that as yet no clue to the murderers of Bradley Bong had been found. The polire had heard that the man had been at last identified, but they had not been informed of any of the particulars. ' , AMUSEMENTS At The Orpheum The Orpheum Is attracting crowds, who Hll the theatre three times every day. The flve-aet vaudeville bill Is excellent, the music enjoyable and the theatre j comfortable. There is a matinee "dally j at 2:30 and two performances nightly at 7:30 anti 9 o’clock. At the Majestic Musical comedy, the “Pinafore Kid dies," is drawing large audiences to the Majestic this week. The offering is one of the best of the season. Negro Miner Killed Notice was received yesterday by Chief Mine Inspector C. H. Nesbitt that Pomp Pleas, a negro miner, was killed at Sum ter mines by.a fall of rock. The as sistant mine Inspector for the territory is maklftg an Investigation of the acci dent. The mines are operated by the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad com pany. SURPRISE CAUSED IN RAISING RATES Many Feel It Will Indirectly Tend to Discredit Con victs on Roads HARD TO EXPLAIN CAUSE OF THE RAISE Action, It Is Said, Gives New Life to Those Who Have Been Op posing Taking Convicts From Mines The announcement In The Age-Herald yesterday morning that the hoard of rev enue had increased the tax V6 cent, or 50 cents on the $1000, came as a distinct shock to the business Interests of the county, and will probably result in an effort to have the matter reopened. It is argued by these interests that it is unwise in the very moment of increase values to Increase the rate also. Further more, those who pay taxes in Jefferson county claim they have been so far unable to ascertain the reason for the increased rates. The taxable values in Jefferson for this year will amount to $147,000,000, or an in crease of approximately $25,000,000 over the values of last year. Whereas this in crease has occurred, the sources of reve nue have not been cut into save in one particular—the putting of convicts of the county on the county roads. It had been generally thought that the increase in taxable values would more than counter act the decrease in revenue caused by tak ing the convicts out of the mines. The revenue of the county for the year will be increased by .the addition of the new rate approximately $65,000. The increased rate was put into effect by a majority vote of the members of the board, Dr. Lovelady and Mr. Bivens hav ing voted against the measure. While it is impossible to obtain a formal statement from either of the members, it is known that those who opposed the increasing of the rate feel that the increased rate will tend to make the building of roads by convict labor unpopular. There has been a concerted effort made for some time to put the innovation into disrepute. Circu- ■ lars issued have stated that the transfer rence of convicts from the mine* to the roads would necessitate the increasing of the tax rate. Nothing, it is stated, can now make the people believe other than1 that the claim of the circulars was just and accurate. The members of the board have not at tempted to make the people believe but that the revenue of the county would be ; decreased by putting the convicts on the | road. Dr. Lovelady said yesterday after noon that it would be impossible at this time to give an estimate as to how much the county has lost in revenue by remov ing the convicts from the mines. “July 1, however,” he said, “we will be in position to make a statement, for then the courts will have ceased to oper ate and our supply of convicts will not be subject to an increase every day or week. Then we can reach a just estimate in the j way of an official statement. When we can do so, I shall favor letting the people know exactly where we stand, and exact ly what the cost of building roads by con vict labor has amounted to or will amount to.” While the members of the board are thoroughly aware that the action of the board In Increasing the county tax rate will give those who are attacking the idea of “convicts on the roads,” new material with which to shoot, and while they know that no argument can dissuade the people from their present position of believing that the tax rate was increased on ac count of the cost of putting convicts on the road, they are determined, neverthe less, to continue their work as if nothing had happened. “We will pull through.’’ stated one of the members yesterday, "even should the pull be harder than at the present time.” SELLS HE THAN TTNO LOTS AN HOUR Masberg Is Greatly Pleased With Results From Age Herald Advertisement “From 9 o’clock this morning to 2:29 o'clock tills afternoon—In five hours and 20 minutes to be exact—we havo sold 11 lots In Washington park.” said Arnold Masberg, president of the Wash ington Park Land company, yesterday afternoon. “The Age-Herald deserves full credit for this splendid record. The sales are direct results from the advertisement printed this morning in The Age-Her ald. This advertisement was the first notice printed in any paper tha' Wash ington park lots were on sale. When I came to my office this morning I found a customer waiting for me, and 1 ve been rushed all day. “Washington park Is a subdivision at Boyles, less than four blocks from the Louisville and Nashville shops and the large developments which, it is an nounced. the Louisville and Nashville will make at once. This is very desir able property and is sure to enhance in value very rapidly. We expect to sell the entire property in a few weeks." Bright Eyes An active, healthy liver that never shirks its work is reflected in your eyes which sparkle and shine with the joy of life —watch your eyes in the mirror and take Tutt’s Pills at the first sign of dull ness. At your druggist sugar coated or plain. ISSUE TO FINANCE LARUE AUDITORIUM Delegation From Chamber of Commerce Appears Be fore City Commission NOT COMMITTED TO MATTER, HOWEVER Committee Had No Definite Proposal to Make, But Merely Wished to Ascertain Sentiment of the Commissioners A plan by which a municipal bond Issue of $150,0(K) at 5 per cent would be used to finance the erection of a great public aud itorium in Birmingham to seat some 8000 people is looked upon with favor by the city commissioners. President W. P. Q. Harding of the Chamber of Commerce, accompanied by Chairman Parchal Shook of the chamber auditorium committee, Brsklne Ramsay, Eugene Pies and other members of the committee, appeared before the city com mission at the regular meeting yesterday afternoon merely to get an expression from the members as to their position in the matter. While all three members of the commis sion stated that they did not wish to. commit themselves to the matter in any way, at the same time all three stated to the delegation that they realized the importance of the project to the city and that they would be glad to go into details as to the plan of financing the building by an issue of municipal bonds. President Harding briefly stated the ob ject of the delegation's appearance be fore the commission, saying that while they had no definite proposition to make, they had come before the commission merely to get a line on their position in the matter before the Chamber of Com merce proceeded any further one way or another. The chamber held a public meeting last night at the city hall armory, where the auditorium movement was one of the principal questions under discussion, and President Harding and the committee wished to secure some statements as to the position of the commissioners before the matter was brought up at the meet ing. “I realize that the project is of great im portance in many ways to the city,” said President Exum, “and I am sure this body will do everything it can within reason and consistency to aid in the movement.” “I suggest that the commission resolve itself into a committee of the whole to take up this matter with the chamber committee at their convenience, and go into it in detail,” said Mr. Weakley. "It is of vital importance and we should do everything we can to help it along." ”1 am thoroughly In accord with the movement,” said Judge Lane, “and agree ttiat we should enter into the details of the proposition and do all we can." City Attorney Boyd was delegated as a representative of the commission to be present at the meeting last night during the auditorium discussion. Was One of Birmingham’s Best Known and Most Popular Citizens Dr. Charles Drennen died yesterday morning at 7 o’clock at Orlando, Fla., after a long illness. Death was attributed to general debility and hardening of the arteries. He was 70 years old at the time of death. Two of his sons, J. L. Drennen and Felix M. Drennen, left yesterday for Or lando, and while the deceased will prob DR. CHARLES DRENNEN Pioneer citizen of Birmingham, who died in Florida yesterday ably be buried in Orlando, the funeral arrangements will not he definitely de cided upon until the arrival of the sons. His other children were with him when the end came, while the two Birming ham sons had returned from Orlando only last Saturday. Dr. Drennen was one of the best known of Birmingham's pioneer citizens. He. came from Blount county and always took an active interest in civic and re ligious affairs up to the time of his re moval to Orlando in 1907. He joined the Confederate army at the outbreak of the war and was promoted to captain under General Bragg. He was wounded at Murfreesboro. After the war he studied at the University of Alabama and fin ished his medical course at Mobile and took postgraduate work in Baltimore and New York. He practiced for many years at Arkadelphla and came to Birmingham in 1SS#5. rIn Birmingham he served four years as alderman during the administration of Mayor B. A. Thompson and was chair man of the special commission which ar ranged for building the Twenty-first street viaduct, a notable achievement for those days. He belonged to several Masonic bodies, including the Blue lodge, the Chapter and Knight Templar Commandery. He was active in Methodist church work and was formerly vice president of the Jefferson County Savings bank. In 1907 having gained a good competence he purchased an orange grove at Orlando and moved there to spend the remainder Investing for Cash Return The man who is going to need money—everybody—shou Id al ways put a good part of his sav ings into something so close to cash that it practically amounts to cash. With a savings account here you have an interest worth 100 cents on the dollar in its more than six mil lion of good assets. Your balance commands cash any day, and earns 4 per cent, which is around the rate sound in vestors expect and gladly receive. What security are you buying? mCANTRUSltSAVlNGSftANK FIRST AND TWENTIETH — BIRMINGHAM - - - I CITY COMMISSION Recess Taken Until 11 O’Clock This Morning CHARGES WITHDRAWN Understood Recorder Wood Matter Will Be Dropped—Ordinance Pro hibiting Piling of Manure in Open Without Protection From Flies Much business was transacted at the regular Tuesday meeting of the city com mission yesterday afternoon and on ac count of some reports which could not bo made until today by City Engineer Kirkpatrick the meeting was recessed until 11 o'clock this morning. When the meeting is resumed this morning Mr. Kirkpatrick will report on the Kelley railway plans and on the awarding of contracts for a large sewer in the southwest section of the city, in the neighborhood of Seventh street. Bids for this sewer were being opened yester day, but no awards were made. It is stated this is of more importance than an ordinary sewer, the conduit affording drainage to a section of the city which has not heretofore had an outlet. A. E. Eacy, former mayor of Pratt City, asked the hoard for a redemption of some property which had been sold for taxes by mistake of a city official, Mr. Eacy having paid the taxes. The case was referred to the city attorney, with power to settle it if possible, or recommendation. No Action on Smoke Ordinance A gentleman was present and asked If the smoke ordinance was to be called up and was Informed it would not be. Mr. Weatherly, father of the smoke ordi nance, said that he thought the commis sion ought to either take some means to enforce the smoke ordinance or else repeal it. Mr. Exum stated that he had some views on the matter also, and that he did not think the thing to do now was the appointment of a smoke Inspec tor. Judge Lone, who has the matter in charge, stated he w'ould confer with the other two commissioners as soon as pos sible and some action on the smoke or dinance would be taken. President Exum announced that the charges of malfeasance in office and con duct detrimental to good order against City Recorder Clement R. Wood had been withdrawn by Attorney J. B. Chrls man, the man who made them. Mr. Exum stated they had been withdrawn on one condition, and declined to state the condition. The matter will be 1 dropped, it is stated. There was some little discussion by Mr. Weatherly over Improvement of the Woodlawn park. No action was taken. Anti-Fly Ordinance An ordinance was adopted prohibiting the piling of stable manures or fertil izers in fields or alleys or other places without protecting them 1n some way from Hies. The ordinance was drawn by City Attorney Boyd and Is to pre vent the breeding of house flies in this way. It provides that manures must be spread within a certain time after be ing deposited in a truck patch or field for fertilization of the land. President Exum read letters he had addressed to all city departments on the marking of motorcycles and automo biles belonging to the city. Instructions were issued to all the departments to mark all such vehicles in clear and legible letters with the words “City of Birmingham.'’ Mr. Exum stated there were reports that these vehicles were being used for private purposes and that no one could tell the difference, as they bore no mark of being the property of the olt(y. Flagmen Wanted A petition was received for the appoint ment of a flagman at the Eouisville and Nashville crossing and the Vanderbilt furnaces. It ^as passed over for future action. M. S. Henderson was named as a mem ber of the boar<J^of public safety, the re muneration he is to receive to be fixed by the commissioners lator. After discussion as to the employment of the experts on the .grade crossing sys tem the meeting recessed until 11 o’clock this morning. ANNISTON BOYS HELD ON SERIOUS CHARGE Anniston. Juno 3.—(Special.)—As a result of the activities of J. Fouche Matthews, a well-known Anniston law yer who has been appointed representa tive of the department of justice in relation to white slave cases, Bert Rose and Carl Garrett, tw'o Anniston youths, have been arrested at Louisville on a charge of violating the Mann act by taking Lillie Mae Gladden and Alice McElreath from one state to another for immoral purposes. of his life. His own popularity and his wide family connection in Birmingham combine to make an unusually wide cir cle of friends arid acquaintances who yourn the death of this pioneer citizen. f Dr. Drennen is survived by ids widow and the following children: Dr. Charles Travis Drennen of Hot Springs, Ark., Felix Drennen of Drennen company, J. L. Drennen, attorney, all of Birmingham; Dr. D. Edward Drennen, Orlando; Mrs. F. M. Aldridge, Hot Springs, Ark He is also survived by his brothers, D. M. Dren nen and W. M. Drennen of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. T. Z. Hagood. Mr? A. B. Jones and Mrs. J. M. Ballinger, also of this city. i DEFENDANT WINS LAKE PURDY SUIT ! Verdict R turnsd for Bir mingham Waterworks Co. NEWS OF COURTHOUSE Roard of Revenue Will in Fulure Pay Kmployes Direct—Condemnation Proceedings Filed—Convic tions in Criminal Court After a short deliberation the Jury in (no ease of J. Q. Hurst vs. the Birmingham B 'aterworks company returned a verdict for the defendant.fi The case went to trial last week in-the city court beforo Judge J. H. Miller, and was hard fought on both sides. The plaintiff claimed $2900 damages, alleging that his family was made sick by tile reason of mosquitoes in and around Lake Purdy. There are 12 other suits filed in ttie city court by the people residing near Lake Purdy alleging tlie same cause of action. Attorneys for the plaintiff were Gaston & Pettus; for the defendant company London & Kitts and Bordon Burr. Criminal Court Convictions Tn the first division of the criminal court. Judge Fort presiding, Joe Schmauck, a young white boy, was found bullty of criminal assault and will receive a sen tence from two to 10 years In the peni tentiary. The case of Ilattie Rochelle is on trial. In the second division before Judge S. Greene the jury found John Stokes guilty of grand larceny, Jiin Cobb not guilty of an assault with Intent to murder, and Charles Marzett, charged with man slaughter in the first degree, was found guilty of manslaughter in the second de gree. The prisoners convicted will be sen tenced Saturday. County Employee Receive F*ay The board of revenue have adopted a new system of paying off the employes of the county, each employe receiving his pay envelope from the hands of the board direct. Yesterday was pay day at the almshouse, and the members of the board took occasion to Inspect the premises while the pay envelopes were being dis tributed. The road hunds and other de partments will he paid off tills week. Condemnation Suit Filed The Birmingham, Tuscaloosa Railways and rtilities company have filed condem nation proceedings directed at the Tennes see Coal, Iron and Railroad company, seeking a right of way through about P) miles of the property of the latter com pany. The proceedings were filed in the probate court and Judge Stiles set tlie hearing for June 16. < ’ondemnation proceedings have been also filed by the Alabama Bower com pany seeking a right of way for its trans mission stands through the property of Messrs* Brewer et al. in the vicinity of Parkw-ood, in the lower part of the coun ty. The hearing was set for June 7. Judge Sharpe Will Take Up Docket Judge H. A. Sharp will resume his seat today on the bench in the fourth division of the city court and take up the non-jury do<skot set for the week. He has been presiding over the third division since Monday. Judge Miller was engaged is the trial of the watenvorks case that came over from last week. Judge Sharpe cleared the docket for the two days In which he presided. TENDER FACED MEN Should use CUTICURA SOAP Constantly for all toil t pur poses*, especially shaving and shampooing, with occasional use of Cuticura Ointment, because so effective in removing slight irri tations, redness, roughness, pim ples, dandruff, etc., of the skin and scalp and promoting and maintaining skin and hair health. Cuticura Soap and Ointment sold throughout tha world. Send postal for free sample of each with 32-p. ^ book. Addreaa “Cuticura," Deyt. 13*’, Bouton.