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Deposited As savings with this bank will earn interest compound ed quarterly. Tt will have the protection of our Capital and Surplus of $3,000,000. It will form an insurance for the depsitor against fu ture needs—and who can look to the future without thinking of MONEY 1 Start your account today! The First National Bank Capital and Surplus $3,000,000 AT THE HOTELS Joe Griffin of Montgomery, R. S. Hand of Anniston and ("apt. William James of Sheffield are registered at the Morris. J. B. Ellington of Opelika, James Rice of Tuscaloosa and J. B. Jones of Fayette are at the Metropolitan. C. C. Allen of Mobile, M. M. Lowell of Coal City and M. R. Budshaw of Col umbiana are among those at the Hill man. M. W. Christian of Mobile, P. G. Blackwell of Gadsden and M. L. O’Neal of Montgomery are stopping at the Florence. C. F. Avery of Talladega, C. W. Coop er of Oxford and J. J. Weatherly of An niston are guests at the Empire. Robert L. Long of Enterprise, S. E. Roberts of Cullman and T. E. Caldwell of Atlanta are registered at the Bir mingham. INJUSTICE DONE IN JUMBLED FIGURES Contractors Make Correction in Items About New Buildings for the City's Schools l To the Editor of The Age-Hcrald. Referring to your news item on page five, under the caption “Contractors Craim Board of Education Is Wasting Niamey,” your linotype men have made very serious blunders in copying the figures, placing the members of the Contractors’ association in a ridiculous light before the public. The figures contained in the letter to the commis sioners of the city of Birmingham are as follow^: LOWEST BID. Five houses, No. 1 at $1729 each, $8645; three houses, No. 2, at $1580 each, $4740; oue house, No. 3, at $2133. Total, $ 15,5X8. NEXT LOWEST BID. Five houses, No. 1, at $1684 each, $8420; three houses. No. 2, at $1665 each, $4995; one house, No. 3, at $2283. Totul, $1 5,698. Memorandum of figures furnished by Mr, Lafon at whicli contract is awarded: Five houses, No. 1, at $1807 each, $9035; three houses, No. 2, at $1443 each, $4329; one house, No. 3, at $2366. Total, $15,730. We certainly think it is due the mem bers of our association that you should make a correction. Yours very truly, FRANK H. CONNER. President. Birmingham, June 27, 1913. Real Estate Transfers Deeds were placed on record yesterday In the office of the probate court showing the following transfers of property, the consideration being $1000 or more: $2000—J. T. Doster to Gus A. Pope, Jr.; lots 5 and 0, block 473 Elyton Land com pery s present plan and survey of the city of Birmingham. SfOOO—National Real Estate Bond and Mortgage company to O. W. Cunningham; lots 4 and 6, block 15, present plan and survey of the city of Birmingham. $2700—Milner Land company to Sidney P. Lazarus; lot 9, block 1, map and sur vey of the Milner Land company’s first addition to the city of Birmingham. $1000—W. H. Snow' and Minnie E. Snow to American Finance and Bond company; north half of norwest quarter of north west quarter of southwest quarter of sec tion 8. tow'nship 18, range 4 west. $4000— V. B. Ramseur to Mountain Ter race Lend company; lot 63, block 10. map and survey of the property of the Moun tain Terrace Land company. $1300—W. IT. Oldham to Tom Francis; lot 18, block 11, terminal survey of E. Boyles Realty company. $1150—George A. Backus to W. M. Hay nie, lots 8 and 9, block 676, map and sur vey of Altman’s addition to Avondale. $1000—W. J. Syx to Gilbert Williamson; parcel of land in lot 2, block 3, map and fuivey of the Ensley Land company’s second addition to Ensley. $2750—J. F. Appling to J. H. Perkins; lot 8, block 26-F, map and survey of the Ensley Land company’s second addition to Ensley. $1500— George W. Taylor to R. H. Barnes; parcel of land in the northeast quarter of southeast quarter of northwest quarter of southeast quarter of section 10, township 17. south of range 1 west. $1500—R. H. Barnes to M. T. Conniff; parcel of land in northeast quarter of southeast quarter of northwest quarter of southeast quarter of section 10, township 17, south of range 1 west. COMWIinEE FROM CIVIC CHAMBER TO SEE COMMISSION ABOUT BOND ISSUE Number of Enthusiastic Speeches Indorsing Move ment Made at Meet ing Yesterday TWO REPORTS MADE ON TAXATION BY THE FINANCE COMMITTEE Relative Merits of Virginia and Cal ifornia Plans of Taxation Dis cussed at Length—Figures Cited in Each Report to Prove Contentions Steps toward calling a bond Issue for the purpose of building a public audi torium for the city and two reports of the committee on finance and taxation were the features of the regular month ly meeting of the Chamber of Com merce held yesterday in the renovated and remodeled auditorium of the cham ber. Representatives of the Chaipber of Commerce, the Pastors’ union and Mu sic Study club, the labor organizations, the Equal Suffrage league and other organizations will be added to the au ditorium committee, the whole com posing a special committee to wait on the board of city commisisoners to urge them to call an election to au thorize the issuance of bonds to build a large public auditorium. This action was decided upon after , a number of enthusiastic speeches in dorsing the auditorium and setting out its advantage to the social, religious, fraternal and business Interests of the city had been made. President W. P. Cl. Harding called the meeting to order with the audi torium comfortably lilled, quite a num ber of ladles being Included in tho audience. Mr. Harding opened the discussion relative to the auditorium stating that it was a general utility movement and would prove of great benefit to all the people of the city, .lie was followed by Dr. A. J. Dickin son, who gave his hearty indorsement to the project, declaring it would prove of great benefit to the religious uplift of tile city, and suggested th^ pro posed building be erected in the center of East park. Mrs. Rivers of the Mu sic Study club strongly pointed out the needs of such a building and pledged the ladies to provide an organ in the event the auditorium was built Mrs. R. D. Johnston and Mrs. Solon Jacobs also spoke In favor of the large public building and Indorsed the move ment. James Bowron in approving the erection of a building made the sug gestion that the labor organizations be Invited to take a part In the move ment, stating that the project could only be accomplished by co-operation. To Appoint Committee Speeches were made by the presi dent, Frank Glass, R. D. Johnston and others, all speaking in favor of tho proposition and pledging their support. On motion the chair was instructed to apoint a committee to wait on the city commisisoners and urge them to call a bond election for the auditorium? Tho chair announced he would appoint the committee In a few days. Two reports were tiled by tlie mem bers of the committee on finance and taxation, the first report being read by Henry U. Sims, chairman of the com mittee, and was signed by Mr. Sims. George B. Tarrant and S. L. Earle. The other report was submitted by Capt. Romaine Boyd and was signed by him self and George Eustls. On motion of R. D. Johnston there was no Immediate action on the reports at this time, but a committee of 10 with the finance com mittee added was appointed as a spe cial committee to look over the re ports and report back at the next meet ing. Frank Glass offered a resolution in dorsing the new currency bill present ed by Carter Glass, chairman of the House banking and currency committee and commending the efforts of Presi dent Wilson and Congressman Under wood brought about quite a discussion participated in by Judge Hundley, Mr. Glass and President# Harding. The reso lution was adopted after a few amend ments. The chamber ratified the action of the miscellaneous committee in refer ence to the Birmingham Ad club, which became an auxiliary body of the cham ber. The greatest interest was manifested in the reports of the finance committee. Chairman Sims’ report is as follows: Chairman Smith's Report “Birmingham. June 17, 1913. “Mr. President and Members of the Cham ber of Commerce: “At the last meeting of this chamber, on June 3, action upon the report of the committee on finance and taxation, and (Continued on page Eight) --n.. j Knowing The Facts 1—m THINGS in a business way travel so fast nowadays that it is difficult for a man to keep thoroughly posted on the actual business conditions ot the country. Realizing this, we have arranged with leading statisticians to furnish us with a digest of the actual situation in each of the fundamental lines of commerce. This information is is sued each month in the form of a re port which it will be our pleasure to send to any business,man in this com munity desiring it whether he is a cus tomer of this bank or not. Birmingham Trust & Savings Co. No. 112 to 116 North 20th St., Birmingham, Ala. RESTRICTED AREA IS THING OF PAST AFTER OCTOBER 1 Exum Simply Announces That Existing Laws Will Be Rigidly Enforced FORMAL NOTICE TO BE GIVEN INMATES Fight Against District Began Two Weeks Ago When Property Onwer Claimed He Could Not Sell Because of Proximity When the city commission convened yes terday afternoon, President C. Exum arose and in a barely audible voice said a dozen words, seated himself again and the city of Birmingham no longer had a rec ognized restricted district. The small crowd in the room stared be fore it fully realized what had happened and then, gave way to a ripple of excite ment. “Any one here who wishes to bring any thing before the commission ?“ asked Pres ident jExum. There was. and it wras all over. Contrary to expectations, there was no formal vote taken on the question. As far as will ever he known by the public, the action of ihe city commissioners v/as unanimous. The body had scarcely con vened when President Extim arose. “Mr. Burr,1' he said, “I presume you are here in reference to the matter of the restricted district?” “Yes, sir,' said attorney Borden Burr, who has been actmg as counsel for the | parties who have been leading the fignt; against the district. “Well.” said Mr. Exum, “the commission | has investigated and we are well aware of the conditions under which it exists. ] The laws are already on the statute books i and the commissioner of public justice will i see that they are put into force October 1. i this year.” To Send Formal Notice Commissioner of Public Justice A. O. Lane stated after the meeting that for mal notice would he sent to the inhabi tants of the district today through the police department, and that they would be given until October 1, 1913, to discon tinue their bu iness. Other than this, rone of the commissioners nor any of the other parties interested on either side oi the question desired to make any state ment yesterday. Weatherly’s Statement Commissioner Weatherly stated that there had been some doubt in the minds of the commission as to how long a time to give the inmates of the community to va cate. “It was claimed that they should have until the first of the year,” said Mr. Weatherly, “and there was considerable merit in this contention, it was believed by us, hox/ever, that the postponement of final evacuation that long would give cause for private citizens to bring other action for relief and we therefore decided upon October 1.” The commissioners held a couple of con ferences on the question yesterday before the meeting. They realized that it would place them m more or less of a ridiculous light to get up when they were in session and take a formal vote on whether or not laws that already are on the statute boons should be enforced. They therefore de cided on the plan which was pursued in President Exum’s short statement and which was as effective as any other method. How the Fight Began The fight against the district started a couple of weeks ago when a petition was presented .n the commission by Presi dent White of the .AiTizi-Gotlden Seed com pany, claiming that the sale of property owned by the company was hurt by the proximity of the community and therefore asked that it be abolished. From this un pretentious petition, made purely on pe cuniary motives, the agitation gathered force until the moral, legal, social and re form phases of the case were brought out. Talented attorneys were engaged by both sides and several \ • ry important hearings were given by the commission on the question. Besides tlie attorneys, Borden Burr for th3 abolition and B. M. Allen against, numerous private citizens and social workers made arguments to the commission. The last hearing was had last Monday afternoon and lasted for three hours. Since that time the commis sion has been examining data submitted by the attorneys. IDS PHW KRECEK KILLEDBY TRAIN Accident Happened Near Cunningham Station. Badly Mangled Joseph W. Krecek, a young white man of Lougiiman. Fla., was found dead early yesterday morning by a negro section hand near the Louisville and Nashville railroad tracks at Cunningham, about 19 miles north of Birmingham. Krecek, who Is about 23 years of age, is believed by Acting Coroner W. S. Rus sell, who investigated the case, to have been ''hopping1' a freight and either fell off or was thrown off near Cunningham station. According to the coroner the accident happened late Thursday night. The young man's Injuries were terrible as he suffered internal injuries, two broken legs, a broken arm and had all his teeth knocked out, yet evidence near where bis body was found showed that he crawled to a comfortable place near the railroad tool house and removing his coat laid back to die. The remains of Krecek are being held at Shaw & Son's, pending word from relatives in Florida. Many letters were found on the body of the young man, all of them addressed to Joseph \V. Krecek. From the tone of the letters it seems that Krecek was seeking a posi tion as an agent for various concerns He also had a receipt in his pocket from a Bouthside loan office which allowed that Krecek had pawned u watch In Bir mingham, Thursday for $5.50. SOUTHERN* RAILWAY'S “BIRMINGHAM SPECIAL” THROUGH ATLANTA 6ne HOUR AND FORTY MINS. QUICKER TIME TO YVASHINGTON-NEW YORK. LEAVES ViM A. M. SICK BABIES BADLY IN NEED OF SOME ICE McGrath Calls Attention to Serious Cases NO MONEY TO BUY IT Says $40 a Month Will Supply Really Needy During the Hot Months of the Summer There’s one class of people who can buy linen suits, use Ice cold drinks, sit under electric fans, take week-end trips out of town, mop off the perspiration with linen handkerchiefs and “kid” the Weather Man about the hot weather. There's another class which can't. And thereby hangs a tale. There are sick babies in this town that need ice—and they haven’t got it. There are men and women in this town who are suffering not only because they haven’t got ice but because they can’t get it, either for themselves or their families. They don’t perspire. They sweat. They can sweat and work like the oth ers, but when the burning sun drops below the horizen after a hiftrning day they have no jokes to banter with the Weather Man. This heat is a serious business to them. It is a matter of life and death. They know that the baby will cry and worry through 14 more burning hours as soon as daylight comes. They know that he’ll get hungry and have to eat and that he will eat—milk that has never been near ice. They may know that mother or wife or whoever it may be will be burning up tomor row with the fever inside and the livid heat outside—and tliut there will he no ice. No ice tomorrow just as there was no ice today. The only thing that can keep disease germs out of food in weather like this is ice. The only thing that can give relief to the sufferings of the sick baby or father or mother in weather like this is ice. And so an appeal was issued , last night to those who can afford it to donate money to a fund to provide ice for tlie poor people of this city who cannot afford it. Secretary McGrath of the Associated Charities stated that there were about 24 ehidren under 14 years of age who j badly needed ice and were in such cir- ' cumstances that they could not get it. Out of these 24 he estimated there are : 14, mostly babies, who are ill and must | have ice or suffer serious conse- ! quences. One woman was mentioned who lias four children, every one of whom has tuberculosis and she is earn ing $3.50 a week. That woman needs lots of things, but in this kind of; weather she probably needs ice worse \ than anything else. Another case was mentioned where there are two very sick babies in one little home and there ( is no money to buy icfe. It is estimated that there are 15 ( families in Birmingham that are suf- i fering and badly in need of ice. Sec retary McGrath states that arrange ments have been made with the Bir mingham Ice factory to distribute this ice to the addresses given by him, if enough money is secured to pay for it. Mr. McGrath states that a close watch will be kept and that only needy fam ilies will be permitted to receive the ice. He estimates that it will cost on an average of about $40 per month to supply all the families that need it, and he asks that anyone desiring to donate anything to the Hot Weather Ice Fund send subscriptions to the offices of the Associated Charities, Chamber of Commerce building, Birmingham, Ala., and more than one heart will feel ap preciation. JURIST HAS CHOICE OF FINE OR AM TERM Judge A. B. Browne of Mo bile Attacks Solicitor Tisdale Mobile. June 27.—Samuel B. Browne, judge of the circuit court of Mobile county, who was arrested by the po lice Thursday on complaint of Assist ant State Solicitor Tisdale, today was fined ?20 or 10 days in jail, optional, by City Recorder Eddington on the charge of disorderly conduct. The case was the result of an altercation in the courthouse yesterday during which the judge is alleged to have used decidedly caustic language. The solicitor was attacked in his of fice in the Vanwaert building shortly after returning from the court by Ewin Browne, a son of Judge Browne. Wit nesses said in recorder’s court that Judge Browne had threatened to hay© h:s son give the solicitor a beating as a result of the difficulty. AMUSEMENTS Matinee at the Orpheum As a special feature of the matinee at the Orpheum (his afternoon, the Ath letic (lirls will Introduce some novel ties In part of the programme. At the Majestic .Saturday afternoon the Majestic is usually well filled with pleasure seek ers. "The Duke of Durham" will be the attract ion. , “Quo Vadis*’ Coming At the Bijou next week “Quo Vailin'* will be seen in 9000 feet of film, the attraction running for two and a half hours. Begin Lumber Dealers* Trial Chicago, June 27.—Taking of testi mony in behalf of the Northwestern Re tail Lumber Dealers' association in its defense against the civil suit of the government to dissolve it as being a combine in restraint of trade, will be gin here Tuesday. Indictments of sec retaires of 15 lumber associations were dropped recently by the government. The Best Hot Weather Toale GROVE’S TASTELESS chill TONIC en riches the blood, builds up the whole system and will wonderfully strengthen and fortify you to withstand the de pressing effect of the hot summer. 50c. O’NEAL TAKES HAND IN APPOINTMENT OF AN OIL INSPECTOR _ i i Executive Insists That Mat ter Be Taken to the Supreme Court WISHES TO TEST VALIDITY OF LAW Board of Revenue Declines to Appeal From Judge Sharpe’s Decision and Says Chief Mine Inspector Must Defend His Position Governor Emmett O'Neal has taken a hand in the matter of appointing an oil inspector fo»- Jefferson county and insists that the matter be taken to the supreme court to test the eonstittuionality of the act of 1911. making the chief mine inspec tor of the state and hts associates tlie oil inspectors. Judge H. A. Sharpe ruled last week that the office of county coal inspector had not been abolished an l that section of the act of 1911. purporting to abolish it, recog nized the county official. Governor O’Neal, however, holds that under the act of 1910 the chief inspector of mines was oil in spector and would continue to perform the duties of thnt office until the supreme court has decided otherwise. This being the case, the county oil inspector would have a job without "fee or reward.” The following correspondence has passed between the governor and the board of revenue: The Governor’s Letter •‘.June 25, 1913. "Hon. R. F. Lovebtuy, President Board of Revenue, Jefferson County, BirnTTng ham, Ala.: "Dear Sir: I.y aitention has just been called to a proceeding Instituted for the purpose of requiring your board to ap point an inspector of oils for Jefferson county. you ire aware, the last legislature passed an act to regulate the sale of il ■ luminants for use in the mines and made it the duty of the chief mine inspector or one of his associates to inspect before sale all material sold lor illuminating pur poses in the mines of Alabama. This act was approved April 21, 1911. According to the provisions of section tl, this does not go into effect until the iirst day of March, 1913, the inspection up to that date to be made by any local inspector selected by law-, but after that date such .inspects i to be made by the chief mine inspector or his associates. Section 8 of the act repeals all local laws in conflict with its pro visions. In view' of the fact that Judge H. A. Sharpe of the. city court has held, as I am informed, that it is your duty to ap point an inspector, it occurs to me that he question ought to be tested by the su« preme court. It is very evident that if a local inspector was appointed there wrould necessarily be a conflict with the state mine inspectors. "Moreover, it would be very unfair for the mines of this state to be under the control, as far as oil and illuminants are concerned, of one who is not a mine in spector and not familiar by training and experience with the character of illumi nants that should be used. The effect ol such a rule would be to take away from the chief mine inspector and his associates control of the most important matters now vested in them by law and might endan ger the safety of the miners in every mine in your county. "The state is not a party to this suit, but it occurs to me that in view of the im portant questions involved there should be an appeal from the decision of Judge fcharpe so that the question can be perma nently settled by the supreme court. J do not believe that the act vesting in the chief mine inspector and his associates the powers conferred as to illuminants is in violation of section 77 of the constitu tion. It neither creates or continues an office for the purpose of Inspecting mer chandise. If your board will order an appeal the attorney general will give all possible assistance and thus enable the state to have this question Anally settled. Very truly yours, "EMMET O’NEAL, Governor." Answer of the Board The following answer was made by W. K. Terry, attorney for the board of reve n ue: "June 27. 1913. “Hon. Emmet O’Neal, Governor of Ala bama. Montgomery. Ala.: “Dear Sir:—Your letter of the 25th inst.. to R. F. Lovelady, president of the board of levenue of Jefferson, in reference to the appointment of an inspector of oils for Jefferson county, has been referred to me as the attorney of the board, tf answer. “In reply. 1 desire to say that inasmuch as the decision of Judge Sharpe did not Involve the constitutionality of the act of 1911, but was based solely upon tin idea that the office of county oil inspec - tor was not abolished, and that it was the duty of the board to appoint a county inspector of oils, the board feels that it is its duty to obey the writ and make the appointment without taking an ap peal. The state mine inspector will have the opportunity, no doubt, of testing the constitutionality of the act of 1911 in quo warranto proceedings, which will doubt less be instituted against him by the appointee of the board of revenue. So that the state mine inspector will have an opportunity of defending Ids right, if any he lias, in a direct proceeding against him. “i'nder the view held by Judge Sharpe, the constitutionality vel non of the act of 1911 was not necessary to a decision m the mandamus proceedings before him from which you ask the board to take an appeal, so. that if an appeal were taken, the case would probably be decided by the supreme court without ever testing the constitutionality of the act of 1911, and the matter which you desire to have tested would be no nearer a solution than it is at present. Declines to Appeal “The board desires me to say, that it thanks you for the offer made in your letter of the assistance of the attorney general in order that the state might have the question finally settled In tlie su preme court, hut in the view the hoard takes of the issues in the case decided by Judge Sharpe, the question which you desire to be settled would not he settled by the supreme court, even though the board of revenue should tuke an appeal, as it was held by Judge Sharpe, that the constitutionality of the act of 1911. was not Involved in the case before him The board, therefore, does not feel that they would he justified in taking an ap peal, or that any light would he obtained upou the constitutionality of the act of 1911 by taking an appeal. “The constitutionality vel non of the act of 1911, could only be tested by a direct proceeding, between such person as the board oX revenue may appoint as — ■ 1 Your Saturday Aftor- ■ noon of Life Why not arrange now to make it a real “holiday”? A time when you can “shut off steam”, so to speak, and, without reducing your capital, live on the certain earnings it provides. The same savings account that helps you get a start will help you toward the “week end” of life in just that way. Here and now, with $1 or more, you can make the first payment and that will help make more until the outgo turns back to income. mCANTRUSlUjsAVlNGSRAm FIRST AND TWENTIETH — BIRMINGHAM MRS. S. D. WEAKLEY Chauffeur of W. L. Delheim Later Arrested cn Charge Preferred by J. R. McWain Mrs. S. J). Weakley of 22<Ht Ridge Park avenue was badly shaken up and bruised yesterday aliernoon when her automobile collided with another mo tor ear M Eleventh avenue, South, and Thirteenth street, about (i o'clock. The accident was witnessed by a great many .people and for a time there was much excitement. According to accounts from the Weakley residence, the accident was not considered very serious. It was stated that while Mrs. Weathetly was out motoring on Eleventh avenue, go ing west, an automobile suddenly turnel in Eleventh avenue at Thirteenth street. Before Mrs. Weakley’s chauffeur or the other chauffeur could put on the brakes the two heavy automobiles had crashed together. Mrs. Weakley, who was sitting in the back seat with her daughter Eunice, and two other girl chums, was badly shaken up and bruised, but was not seriouly injured. She was at once removed to her home lj> friends and is now resting very easily. At police hoa'bjuarters it was stated that James Johnson, a negro, chauf feur for William E. Delheim, had been arrested for reckless driving and as sault with a knife. According to the police, Johnson in Mr. Delheim’s car ran into Mrs. Weatherly's automobile while running at an excessive speed. J^ater when a crowd of angry citizens gathered around the negro chauffetfr is said to have drawn a knife on a man named J. R. McWain, who later preferred charges against the negro. No one wus in the Delheim car except the chauffeur. Neither of the automobiles was badly injured by the collision. PARK SUPERVISORS APPOINTED BY CITY Man and Woman Each for Avondale, East End and Behrens Beginning July 1 Birmingham will have an embryo playground system. Three playground park supervisors ahd three as sistant supervisors, the latter being wom en. were employed yesterday by the city commission. A man and a woman will have charge of each of three of the city’s parks for the next three months and thereby the system of parks and playgrounds recent ly worked out by T. 8. Settle, playground expert, will be tried out. In Mr. Settle's report to ihe commission some few weeks ago lie submitted a very comprehensive survey of all the parks and playgrounds of the city. He impressed the commis sioners with the importance of Inaugurat ing at least the beginning of this system while the city is young and gave as his most important recommendation that two cupcrviors, a mun and a woman, 1x3 em ployed for each park. Ills system was so arranged that the city could start with two or three parks as an experiment and gradually add others as they saw fit. The three parks which are to be used in the experiment are Avondale. East End and Behrens. The object of having the supervisors is to keep control of the chil dren. see that they behave towards each other and that they are not molested by outsiders or larger children. They are to see that tiie children do not annoy or I trouble people residing close to the parks 1 and in general supervise and watch over all children who use the playgrounds. This is the only expense incurred by the city. The installation of equipment and ap paratus to be used by the children of each community surrounding a play ground is left to the citizens of that com munity to provide by popular subscrip tion. The supervisors elected yesterday are. East End park, Montague Gammon, su pervisor; Miss Marie Gore, assistant su pervisor; Avondale park, E. E. Smith and Miss Lucy Walker; Behrens park. Albert L. Reese and Miss Virginia Henry. oil Inspector for the county, and the state mine inspector. 'In so far as the inspec tors are concerned, it is presumed that the state mine inspector will continue to perform his duties under the act of 1911, until he is removed by proper proceeding Such being the case the safety of the miners will be no doubt protected and guarded by ids inspections until the duty of making inspections, is vested In some one else. ■ m conclusion, the board wishes to state that it will endeavor to appoint a com petent man for the position. Respectfully, • VV. K. TKKRY, “Attorney for Board of Revenue." BUSINESS BEFORE THE COMMISSION LARGELY ROUTINE Action on Traffic Ordinance Postponed—Citizens Com plain of Dust in Woodlawn A large amount of routine business and several small matters were acted upon by the city commission at the regular meeting yesterday. Outside of the abol ishment of the restricted district, nothing of exceptional importance came up. The traffic ordinance, the only thing which had been actually scheduled lot action yesterday, was delayed and will l)e voted upon Tuesday. Dr. II. A. Elkourie appeared before the board ami asked for better street sprink ling in Woodlawn, East Lake and the eastern section of tin- city. Ht; stated the condition of the streets was terrible on account of dust and that every street ear that came along raised great clouds of dust and kept the atmosphere laden. The commissioners stated that the city could not afford to sprinkle any streets with water except those which were payed; that it was simply a continuous operation with no results. Mr. Weatherly stated that he had the matter up with Mr. Harris of the Birmingham Hallway, Light and Power company and also offi cials of the Tidewater company, and that within the near future he believed the Street railways and the city would co operate* and thoroughly oil these streets, as that was the only way to handle the matter satisfactorily unless the streets were paved. A motion to allow Mrs. Seawright $J50 expense money for a trip *to Beattie **•;.<<* — sidetracked to give way fnr a motion of Mr. Weatherly's that the matter be re ferred to Judge Lane wUh power to act. A communication was road from John L. Parker, president of the* board of edu cation, in which he submitted plans for free textbooks and more equipment for a manual training department in two of the public schools of the city. It was passed for consideration. The statement of the contractors’ asso ciation, Which appeared in yesterday morning's Age-Herald, wae formally pre sented to the board and was filed “for contemplation by the commissioners.” The supervisors for the parks wero em ployed, a petition received for pave ment on Tenth avenue, south, between Twenty-third and Twentv-sixth streets, an ordinance ordered drafted and many minor matters acted upon. city to Improve RECORDER’S COURT Room Will Be Overhauled, Walla Painted Light and Prisoners' Cage Enlarged A contract wa.s awarded by the c#ty: commission yesterday for overhauling of the recorder’s court room at the city hall at tiie rear of the second floor. Work will begin at once. This is known as one of the darkest and most dreary and unsightly places in the city, it has often been wondered how any man could sit in this room sev eral hours every day like the recorder has to and not become a pessimist. The place is to be overhauled in general. There will be more windows cut into it, the walls will be painted white instead of dark, the prisoners’ cage is to be en larged and many other improvements made. Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were lpMied yesterday In the office of the probate clerk: Clarence Kulh of Birmingham and Miss Marian Lang. Morris Green of Ensley and Miss Mary Reichman. D. Horder of Birmingham and Miss Ola Hunnicutt. H. • E. Smith of Edge water and Miss Lucy Truss. J. L. Molarkv of Birmingham and Miss Margaret Eccles. Phillip Rouse of Johns and Miss Pauline Paia. William Baras of Ensley and Miss Pearl R< ed. Ernest Armstrong of Johns and Miss Hattie Robinson. A. P. Wright of Birmingham and Miss Louise Oliver. K. (\ Byers of Birmingham and Miss Eva M. Isabel l. W H. House of Decatur and Miss An nie Mary Whitten. M. T. McCurdy of Birmingham and Miss Stella Avcock. Birt E. Qison of Atlanta and Miss Ethel Phillips. Mike Slovinsky of Moscow. Russia, and Miss Annie Veselenok. Stops falling Hair Hall’s Hair Renewer certainly stops falling hair. No doubt about it what ever^Jfou^ill^surel^besatisfied.