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Absolute
Security
For your valuables is the
basis upon which we ask you
to pay $3 and upwards year
ly for a private safe in our
massive fire and burglar
proof vaults.
No questions^ asked—
simply come here, select the
size safe you need, place your
valuables therein, get your
key and password, and feel
they’re safe.
The First National Bank
Capital and Surplus
$3,000,000
AT THE HOTELS
W. L. Kinney of Cullman, H. J. Jackson
of Atlanta and C. H. Hooper of Auburn
are registered at the Birmingham.
D. W. Hansford of Mobile, J. L. Mann of
Montgomery and Adam K. Henford of
Blocton are at the Morris.
W. L. Franklin of Anniston, Hendon I*
Brooks of Talladega and D, L. Barnett
of Decatur are stopping at the Empire.
G. I-I. Dillon of Huntsville, C. H. Jasper
of Cullman and William H. Parker of
Tuscaloosa are guests at the Hillman.
George L. Kennedy of Enterprise, H. G.
Morrison of Columbiana and G. H. Adams
of Gadsden are among those at the Flor
ence.
H. G. Chambers of Attalla, Samuel
Thomas of Acton and William H. Greene
of Montgomery are registered at the
Metropolitan. *
SUITS FILED
The following were the suits filed yes
terday in tlie city and circuit courts:
George Glover vs. George Moore & Sons
Construction company, $3000 damages
claimed for alleged personal injuries.
Mrs. Ella Roach vs. Birmingham, Ensley 1
and Bessemer Railway company. The
plaintiff claims $25,000 damages, alleging
personal Injuries.
Gertrude Roach vs. Birmingham, Ensley
and Bessemer Railway company, $1000
damages claimed for alleged personal In
juries.
Mrs. Catherine McGowan vs. Birming
ham Railway, Eight and Power company.
The plaintiff claims $25,000 damages for
alleged personal injuries.
Andrew J. Morgan vs. the Collins com
pany. The plaintiff claims $3000 damages
for the alleged trespass on land.
Mrs. M. L. Edwards vs. Birmingham
Vtailway, Eight and Power company, $1000
damages claimed, the plaintiff alleging she
was carried beyond her destination.
T. W. Teal vs. Birmingham Railway,
Light and Power company, $1000 damages j
claimed for an alleged refusal to give:
transfer.
P. F. Burke vs. Birmingham Railway, |
Eight and Power company, $1000 damages
claimed for an alleged refusal to give,
transfer.
Ex Nixoh pro ami. vs. Republic Iron j
and Steel company. $2999.99 damages
claimed for alleged personal injuries.
Zac-k Nixon vs. Republic iron and Steel
company, $2999.99 damages claimed for al
leged Injuries to minor son.
E. T. Medinger vs. Western Union Tel
egraph company, $2000 damages claimed
for an alleged change in the wording of a
telegram.
Mrs. John H. Wood vs. Western Union
Telegraph company, $2999 damages claimed
for an alleged failure to deliver telegram.
Marriage Licenses
The following marriage licenses were Is
sued yesterday in the office of the pro- !
bate clerk:
Henry West of Acton and Miss Minnie
L. Adams.
J. H. I.ong of Birmingham and Miss
Hattie Mae Stewart.
J. M. Tucker of Jrondale and Miss Mary
Walters.
H, L. Henford of Fairfield and Miss
Annie Lee Atkins.
J. A. Briggs of Ensley and Mrs. lula
L. McLendon.
I). \Y. Parker of Birmingham and Miss
Alice Gertrude Hayes.
W. L. Henry of Birmingham and Miss
Lillie Stewart Dyer.
Incorporation
15000— Ensley Motor company; officers,
.1 C. Barrett, president; P. W. Craig, vice
president, and T. J. Barret, secretary
11 easurer.
ECZEMA LOOKED
«J FACE
Started with Watery Pimples.
Itched and Burned Badly. Awful
Sore. Used Cuticura Soap and
Ointment. Boy Now Well.
B. F. D. No. 2. Fredericks Hall; Va.—
"My little eon waa very bad off with the
eczema on hie face. It started with watery
pimples and It Itched and
burned *o badly that he
wanted to scratch It all the
time and he made an awful
■ore on his face. I would sit
and hold his hands a lot of
the time to keep him from
scratching It. He didn't sleep
| any scarcely. Tha eczema
'* looked awful while on hla face.
I wae afraid It would laet for life. Be wae
reel aroez and fretful.
"I had him treated aad he crew worte
dally. Aj iood az I heard of Cudcura Soap
aad Olatmont I eent aad got a twonty-flvo
cent cake of Outteura Soap and a fifty cent
box of Outteura Ointment and began wring
them. I taw a difference la a abort time.
Z only need the Outteura Soap and ointment
a few weeke before ha wae a well boy."
(Signed) Mn. Kate B. Pleaeante, Doc. 13,
UU,
Although the Outteura Soap and Olnt
(pent am moot ouooaeeful In the treatment
U affection* of tha (Ida, eoalp, hair and
hide, they are alaoaaeetTuhiaWe for nraty
amt uee in the toilet, bath and nuracry, be.
nine they promote and maintain the health
of tha akin and hair from Infancy to ege,
OatlcnraSaap (98o.) gad Outlcura Ointment
<90c.) are aold everywhere. Liberal aample of
each mailed free, with 33-p. Skin Book. Ad
draae postcard" Outteura, Dept. T, Boatou."
ATMan who abate end abampoo with Ou
ttwuafioeffwfflaudit bootftcttda aad*c»(p.
HEFLIN EXPECTS
STILL GREATER
REVELATIONS IN
THE LOBBY PROBE
Congressman Thinks Presi
dent Has a Lot More In
formation He Can Turn
Loose Any Time
M’DERMOTT GIVEN
HEFLIN’S PLACE BY
SPEAKER CANNON
Fifth District Representative Thinks
Tariff and Currency Bills Should
Both Be Passed by Extra
Session—Next House
Democratic
J.- Thomas Heflin expects still greater
revelations as a result of the probe of
the “Insidious lobby.”
While in Birmingham yesterday, the
Fifth district congressman threw con
siderable light on the situation at the
national capital which is at the present
time holding the attention of the public.
“President Wilson,” said lie, “has
shown up the sugar lobby, and has
been the direct cause of the confessions
of Lamar and MuUiall. It ie reasona
ble to suppose that he has the secret
service department deep into the game,
and that in the near future, there will
be a till other revelations.
»
“The majority of the members of
Congress, it is probable, did not know
that a sugar lobby was in Washington.
But it has been shown that the sugar
Interests did keep a man on the scene,
and inasmuch as he drew a salary of
$12,000 per annum with an expense ac
count of $15,000, it is certain that he
must have accomplished something. I
was amazed when the truth was told.
For I had no idea that the sugar forces
had a paid henchman at Washington.
“It might be of interest to Alabam
ians to know that Congressman McDer
mott of Illinois, mentioned by Mulhall,
supplanted me at one time by appoint
ment of Speaker Cannon as a member
of the committee oli agriculture.
Bill to Protect Reports
“I had introduced a bill making it a
felony for any clerk or other employe
of the government to tip off the gin- i
ners’ report and the crop report before
they were published. As is known, those
reports had been given to Wall street
before their publication, and had been
used for the ends of speculation.
“I got a favorable report on the bill,
and felt confident that it would be
passed. Then 1 encountered the oppo
sition of Speaker Cannon and of Con
gressman Payne of New York, who was
representing the interests of Gotham
against which 1 had directed the bill.
After one heated debate on the floor
of the House Payne walked to the
speaker’s desk and engaged Mr. Can*
non in earnest conversation. The speak
er, after looking at me, nodded hla
head as if in approval. Later, I was
not returned a member of the commit
tee. McDermott was given my place,
this despite the fact that I had been
recommended by the minority leader.
My bill was dropped of course. McDer
mott, as stated, was one of the con
gressmen of whom Hulhall, in his sen
sational confession, told interesting
stories.
Wilson Making Success
“Wilson Is making a success of the
presidential job. I think the Under
wood bill and the currency bill will
rellect credit on the administration.
When I return to Washington, how
ever, I am going to urge the Presi
dent to secure the passage of both bills
in the present evtra session. It is es
sential that these measures be put
into effect while the democrats are in
power, and while they can be tried
out with the support of the friendly
machinery of the party. If they are
given a fair trial the people will 1m>
satisfied.
“I do nor anticipate anything but
another democratic House. The repub
licans and the progressives w’ill make
bitter fights in the campaign of next
year, but I predict that the next House
will be as strongly democratic as the
present. The country has an. idea that
Wilson Is doing his best in the Interest
of the people as against the trusts.
They will say that he Is entitled to a
democratic House during his entire ad
ministration.
No Danger of Panic
"There Is no danger of a panic.
Should the time comp when In cer
tain aectiona money stringency occurs
Wilson will rush out the reserve fund
and relieve the eltuatlon. There le no
question, however, but that dark con
epiratore are and have been at work
in an effort to spread alarming news
which does not exist.
"In the lobbies of tbs hotels. In the
dining rooms, In tbe prssenoe of news
paper men, these stories have been
told. You oould hear a stranger state
that while he voted the democratic
tieket he would never do so again,
that there was trouble 'at home,’
wherever that home might have been,
The Investigation of lobbies, however,
has materially relieved the situation.
Of oourse, there Is neoessarlly anxiety
In the moment when a party le pruo
tioally revising the system of Indirect
taxation and the ourrency, but we aro
proceeding with the greatest degree of
confidence and aeeuranoe in our own
honesty of purpose and our strength in
that the people are behind us,"
LANE IS AWAITING
ACTION BY O’NEAL
Judge A, O. Lane stated yesterday that
hs had ohangod hi* mind about writing to
the governor In regard to the keeping r.f
shank'e n the otty oonvlets which were
worked on the streets, and that he had
never sent the loiter,
"I decided not to erase the bridge until
1 came to It," said Commissioner Lane,
••The governor has never said anything to
me about taking ihe shackles off or leav
ing them on tho njr.vlcts of the city, and
r decided that It would be better that
something wite done by tits governor :
tore X wrgte bine." ^
Heflin Will Accept
Walker’s Invitation
Congressman Will Be Glad to Tell People Why He Opposes
Woman’s Suffrage—Says Propaganda is Supported By
“Old Maids, Unhappy Married Women and
Cranks or Faddists”
Congressman Heflin will accept the invl- |
tation of Walker county citizens and will
deliver his spech against woman’s suf
frage in Jasper in the near future.
“The Invitation,” stated Mr. Heflin while
In Birmingham yesterday, “signed by sev
eral hundred voters of Walker county, has
just reached me. It was directed to Wash- ,
ington, held a day or two, forwarded to
my home in Alabama, and then to Bir
mingham.
“I will accept the invitation, and now
tender thanks to Walker county for hav
ing invited me. As soon as I have an
other opportunity to~visit Alabama I will
run down to Jasper and make the speech.
“Woman's suffrage is the most serious
proposition which has ever been directed
against our southern people, or the people
bf the United States. In the Jasper speech
I will give my reasons for so stating and
so believing.
"The other day In New York, Inez Mtl
hnllaud, the well known suffrage leader, ;
while presiding over a debate, stated that i
the three big Issues of the day were so
cialism, woman's suffrage and ‘higher I
right to question the existence of the
Deity.’ In other words, she is driving at
the republic through socialism, the home
through equal suffrage and the Christian
religion through her 'higher criticism.’
This tends to show just how serious tho
agitation of female suffrage is.
“I still adhere to my opinion that the
equal suffrage propaganda is supported
by 'old maids,’ unhappy married women
and cranks or faddists. I do not believe
that the people of Alabama will ever vote
to permit woman to mingle with those
who invariably infest the ballot booths.’’
MAY REQUIRE MOTORMEN
TO STAND EXAMINATION
THE COMMISSION IS CONSIDER
ING ORDINANCE TO REQUIRE
STREET CAR MEN TO GET
LICENSES
Members >f the city commission are con
sidering the advisability and practicability
of an ordinance requiring ail street car
tnotormen in the city lo pass an examina
tion on the traffic regulations of the city
and secure an annual license.
It is stated that the street car motor
men of both lines operating in the city
are the only class cf persons who make a
business of running vehicles along the city
streets who do not have to secure such
a license. Automobile chauffeurs, dray
men, cabmen, taxicab drivers, steam rail
road engineers, certain classes of station
ary engineers and others have to secure a
license of this nature and it is claimed
that street car motormen are licensed In
other cities.
It has been suggested by a member of
the city commission that such a license
would be of no financial gain to the city
on account of a state law making it neces
sary for such licenses to be deducted from
the intangible tax of the corporation and
as the intangible tax is more than the
license would total, the city would re
ceive no financial benefit. The only ben
efit to be derived would be a guarantee
that the motormen of the street cars wore
familiar with the city’s traffic laws.
The matter is being investigated and
something further will probably be heard
from it.
Exum, Ford, Boyd and Com
pany Officials in Execu
tive Session
The proposed conference on cheaper
gas rates for Birmingham was held
late yesterday afternoon In President
C. Exum's office at the city hall.
Nothing definite was done.
President Exum of the city commis
sion, President A. H. Ford of the Bir
mingham Railway, Eight and jf*ower
company, Capt. Romaine Boyd, city at
torney, and one or two other gas com
pany officials were present. The con
ference was executive.
After It was over President Exum
stated that they had merely discussed
the merits and demerits of the propo
sition and that as Mr. Ford desired
more time another conference had been
scheduled for next Thursday after
noon. Mr. Exum stated that Mr. Ford
had not expressed himself further than
to say that he believed Birmingham
was now enjoying fair gas rates. Mr.
Ford lias some data which he wishes,
to secure and for this reason another
conference was arranged for one week
later.
None of the other members of the i
conference would make any statements, j
Plan New Church Building
The congregation of the Cumberland
Presbyterian church have plans under
way feu* the building of a new edifice.
At a meeting held during this week
plans were formulated along which to
work and arrangements are now be
ing rapidly made for work to begin
on the new building. A detailed an
nouncement of the project will be
made in the near future.
To Approve Bond
The bond and contract of Fred A.
Jones, the builder who secured the
contract to construct the addition to
the Hillman hospital, have been passed
upon by W. K. Terry, attorney for the
board of revenue, and will be approved
and signed by the board this morning.
The work of construction will com
mence immediately.
DENNY COMING TO
BIRMINGHAM TODAY
Will Confer With Local Citizens in
Regard to Improvement of Free
Dispensary Quarters
To confer with prominent men of this
city In regard to the improvement and
enlargement of the quarters of the Uni
versity of Alabama Free dispensary In
this city. Dr. George H. Denny, president
of the university, will be In Birmingham
tonight.
Nothing has been given out as to the
exact business which brings Dr. Denny to
the city, except that It concerns the dis
pensary. It was learned yesterday that
several of the well known men of the
city had an engagement with the univer
sity president. The dispensary on Avenue
F and Twentieth street has been greatly
crowded and placed at a disadvantage
lately by the lack of sufficient quarters.
This Is the first time the dispensary has
ever been operated all summer, the
change being made recently when the
Birmingham Medical oollege became a
part of the state university as a grad
uate school of medicine. The number of
patients so far this summer has been
exceptionally large.
I>r. Denny Is expected to arrive In the
city over the Alabama Great Southern
this evening.
WILLIAM A. BECK
SEVERELY SHOCKED
William A. Beok, a lineman of the Bir
mingham Railway, Light and Power com
pany, was shocked by contact with a live
wire yesterday morning about 11:30 o'clock
at Thirteenth street and Clermont avenue.
The shock knocked Beok from the pole
and the lineman fell 30 feet to the ground.
He suffered a broken leg mid bruises
about the head.
Bye witnesses of the aoeUleiit stated
that they considered It remarkable that
Beok was not killed as he fell headlong
to the street. He was removed to the St.
.Vincent's hospital by Lise Loy.
Lot on Eighth Avenue Will
Probably Be Used for
Revival
Indications are that the tabernacle to
be erected by the religious organizations
of the city in which to hold the big re
vival at which Evangelist Gypsy Smith
will officiate, will be located In a vacant
lot belonging to the city on Eighth ave
nue between Capitol and East End parks.
It Is stated that the lot is of ample size
and an ideal location.
After an inspection of East End park
by City Commissioner James Weatherly,
the Rev. A. J. Dickinson, Street Commis
sioner Gafford, the city park superintend
ent and other officials, Mr. Weatherly
stated yesterday that the city would per
mit the erection of a tent in East End
park in which the revival might be held
but would not permit a tabernacle to be
constructed of lumber to be erected there,
as it would damage the park too much
'In various ways and make it unavailable
for playground purposes for some three
or four weeks.
Mr. Weatherly states the vacant lot on
Eighth avenue Is an ideal site, having
natural drainage and being of ample di
mensions. The lot was purchased by the
city many years ago with the intention
of erecting there a negro school, hut
the objections of the abutting property
holders were so strenuous thut the mat
ter was dropped und the property has
been lying idle and vacant ever since.
EMPLOYES OF BIG
STORE HAVE OUTING
Entire Loveman, Joseph & Loeb Or
ganization Spend Afternoon and
Evening at East Lake
The annual outing of the Loveman, Jo
seph & Loeb Employes Mutual Benefit as
soclatloij was held yesterday at East
Lake. The employes of "the largest
store south of the Ohio" left Birmingham
on six special ears at 1 o’clock, when the
store closed far the day. as Is the custom
during July and August. The employes
were served with a barbecue and bruns
wlek stew, as well as other appropriate
dishes when they it.ached the park. Dur
ing the afternoon Ice cream and cake was
served and at dinner last night all those
who could remained and were served the
evening repast. During the evening a
dance was given, which was one of tlie
most delightful over held at East Lake,
according to W. C. McConnell, who oper
ates the dancing pat Illon there.
The entire organization of the store
went to the outing, from the office and
wrapper boys and girls to department
heads and executives. M. V. Joseph,
president of the firm, was there and he
seemed to get as much enjoyment out of
the frolics of the business family as tire
others. The youngsters were given free
tickets to all the concessions, and al
though the little folks were sent home
early, they had a great afternoon of It.
Lee Wellman, one of the most popular
men of that organization, was chairman
of the entertainment committee, und lie
did his work with fine results. He saw to
It that every youngster wus taken care
of and was busy tar Into the evening pro
viding amusements and entertainment for
the organization.
The ofttoerj of the association are: Jo
seph Pope, president: Miss Mollle Dowd,
vice president; Lee Wellman, vice presi
dent, aod Richard Toplltz, secretary. The
entertainment committee consisted yestor
day In addition to Mr. Wellman of the
following; Uerney Loveman, Roy Vaughn,
Banks Ormond, Charles Matlock, Miss
Dowd.
The association ihat gave the outing
yesterday Is contributed to by every em
ploye of the store, from wrappers to the
president. The tariff Is from 2 cents per
week to 20 cents per week. Over 12000 in
sick claims were paid last year.
Derry Injured
J. E. Derry of Woodlawn suffered a
broken leg and numerous other bruises
yesterday morning about 7 o’clock by run
ning Into a tree with his motorcycle at
Eighteenth street and Seventh avenue.
The Injured man was removed to the
Hillman hospital by Woodin'* ambulance.
He 1* said tu ba resting easily.
MIAMI ON STAND
TESTIFIES ABOUT
FAMOUS BLUE BOOK
Declares Non-Members as
Well as Members Were
Listed
WILL CONTINUE HIS
TESTIMONY TODAY
District Attorney Street Names De
fondants Against Whom Specific
Charges Will Be Made—Ex
pect Conclusion This Week
J. H. McLaurln, president of the South-j
ern Wholesale Grocers’ association, was
placed on the stand yesterday afternoon
by the defense In the contempt proceed-1
lngs against the association. He will
continue on the stand this morning and
it is believed the defense will close to
day unless the cross-examination by the
government Is more extensive than an
ticipated.
Mr. McLaurln testified to only one prin
cipal point, that in reference to the pub
lication of the famous blue book, or list
of wholesale grocers in sympathy with
the association.
Mr. McLaurln testified that the list was
not prohibited by the government. He
said that the government prohibited the
association from publishing a directory
containing only names of wholesale gro
cers who agreed to work In harmony
with the association or were members. He
said that such had never been done. He
said the directory contained the names (
of all wholesale grocers in the south and j
was accurate as possible according to
their efforts. He said that every whole
sale grocer of the south engaged in that
work was published in the book whether
he wanted to be or not.
Refused to Become Member
Mr. McLaurin went further in his tea- j
timony in reference to the publication of
that book. He held In his hand a printed !
copy of the famous blue book and started
with the first state on the rolls. He.
read name after name of wholesale gro
cers listed in the hook and under oath
recited circumstances under which those
listed refused deliberately and time and
time again to come under the alleged pro
tecting wings of the grocers’ associa
tion. He recited that he asked one man
to join who told him that he was not In
sympathy with the association, did not
believe it would do him any good and
besides that he did not intend to let
any association tell him how to operate
his business. Case after case of that
sort was detailed by Mr. McLaurin from
the printed directory furnished him to
read from.
From testimony of Mr. McLaurin and
Sam Phillips of Memphis, a former mem
ber of the association, it developed that
the association had operated without a
charter during the year 1909 and a part
of 1910. Mr. McLaurin said that he had
never seen any constitution or by-laws
of the association except that under
which the association has been operating
since the dissolution suit was started
by the government. That constitution, he
testified, was drafted, so lie was informed,
by Qen. Luke E. Wright and Caruthers
Ewing of Memphis, attorneys for the as
sociation. He said that he was elected
president of the association to succeed
President Sam Phillips in 1910, when the
meeting was held in Chattanooga.
Acted Under Advice of Counsel
He said that he treated with W. S.
Kenyon, assistant attorney general; O.
E. Harrison, assistant attorney general;
saw Attorney General Charles Wicker
sham and other officials of the depart
ment of justice In reference to the case
when negotiations were on for the dis
solution. During all the negotiations, he
said, he was acting under the advice of
Gen. Luke Wright, chief counsel for the
association. He testified that General
Wright advised him that it was perfectly
propert to continue the publication of
the list and that he would have been
unwilling to continue that publication hud
General Wright advised otherwise.
Tlie witness said that the association
furnished copies of the book to those
on the list, to those who had previously
requested them and to manufacturer!
subsequently who happened to make the
request. In answer to questions by Bor
den Burr, of Percy, Benners & Burr, who
conducted the examination, the witness
said that under no circumstances were
lists furnished except upon request.
He testified that one-third of the whole
sale grocers listed in the famous book
were members which left the remainder
as non-members of the association, lie
said that when a man opened business
anywhere in this territory .-lb investiga
tion was started and whether the man
wished it or not ho was placed on the
Hat provided always, of course, that he
was a wholesale dealer. Every effort the
witness declared was made to keep the
compilations perfect.
Mr. McLaurin testified that all the deal
eres listed in the book were asked and
solicited to jojn the association and those
who were not members he presumed elect
ed not to join the association preferring
not to do so. lie related at this juncture
that he sought expressions abo^it whether
the listed dealers were in harmony and
found that a great many of them were
violently opposed to the association and
its work. He said that a proposition had
been made as to whether the association
could assist in regulating prices and that
advices had been given that it was not
the function of the association to under
take any such task.
Mr. McLaurin then was given a list of
the grocers about which so much has
been said. He went through the list and
told time and time again of firms listed
who absolutely refused to join the asso
ciation, told how many efforts were made
to get new members and how repeatedly
cold water would be thrown on some
meeting held for the purpose of getting
members in various localities when some
local leader would criticise the Southern
Wholesale Grocers' association.
He suld that at Newborn, 8. C., he was
with a man only two minutes who was
asked to join the association and hot
only refused • to do so. but said that he
did not have time to talk about such an
Improbable proposition. Mr. MW.aurln
said be was with the man in question
about two minutes and left for fear the
man would get riled up.
The testimony of Mr. McLaurin was
just exactly in line witli what wfas ex
pected by the defending counsel and they
will r61y considerably upon the further
testimony of Mr. McLaurin to purge him,
the association and other directors of
contempt.
The defense will undertake to show
that there is a distinct cleavage between
the association as It was formerly op
erated end the way |t Is operated now.
Mr. McLaurin was on the witness stand
only a short time yesterday afternoon
when court adjourned. He will resume
1 Continued on Fgje 9U/
Rent Part of This Big
"V Vault
You can have a part of it set
aside for yours and your family’s
valuables, just as large and just as
small as may be necessary.
The space you need may be
small, but YOUR private box here
has the same kind of lock and the
same vault safeguards as that of
the largest bondholder.
Your box, whether you pay $3
or more a year for it, is your part
of this 12i-ton vault, registered in
your name and closed to the world
save as you direct in writing.
Reserve a convenient one now.
IMMTMISTilSAVINCSRM
FIRST AND TWENTIETH — BIRMINGHAM
AGREE ON MEASURE
AFTER CONFERENCE
OF SEVERAL HOURS
Traffic Ordinance Whipped
Into Shape by the City
Commissioners
20 MINUTES LIMIT
TO PARKING TIME
Places Will Be Selected in Downtown
District Where Machines May Be
Left Indefinitely—Much Op
position Is Expected
After a conference lasting nearly all day
yesterday, the city commissioners reached
an agreement on the traffic and automo
bile ordinance, but it was stated that none
of the other matters pending before the
commission for the past few' weeks had
been agreed upon. The traffic ordinance
will now be passed at. the regular meet
ing of the commission today.
The traffic ordinance was drafted by
Assistant City Attorney Joe Mudd, and
as amended by the commissioners in th£
conference yesterday it is considered one
of the most important new ordinances in
troduced before the commission in some
time. it. regulates the speed and route
of all forms of vehicles In the city limits,
places drastic restrictions upon the noises
from automobile horns, sirens and chimes
and finally places a 20 minute limit on
parking an automobile in the downtown
district.
Opposition Expected
Much opposition is expected to develop
to this last mentioned feature of the or
dinance. but the commissioners appear to
be thoroughly decided upon it, and they
are not only going to make It a law, but
they state they are going to see .that it is
enforced to the letter by the police force.
After the ordinance is passed no automo
bile will be allowed to be .parked in any
part of the downtown district, except cer
tain places yet to he provided, for more
than 20 minutes without the owner or op
erator being liable to arrest.
The commissioners are now seriously
considering the matter of where the ma
chines can be parked. Several places
have been suggested and discussed, but
It appears to be probable that Capitol
park will be decided upon. The machines
would not be parked In the park, but
along the streets on the four sides of the
square, where hundreds of them could be
placed every day. It has been suggested
that a little building could be erected at
the park with a telephone In It which
could be used by all persons having cars
to inform their chaoffers that they were
ready to leave the office. For those who
do not employ ohauffers and who desire
to let a our stand myre than 20 minutes
it i,s stated that t'apitol park is not so
far from the center of the business dis
trict and the big office buildings but
what the distance could be walked in a
minute or two.
Other places have been suggested, among
them First avenue below Seventeenth
street and the end of Nineteenth street
that terminates at the houisvllle and
Nashville station and others. It is stated
that a certain space will probably be al
lotted at each of the two ruilroad stations
for the parking of vehicles.
"Other cities have these regulations and
many of them a whole lot more drastic
than ours," said City Commissioner
Weatherly yesterday. "In New York they
won't let you stop at all except to dis
charge or take on passengers. Of course,
we re not as big as New York—yet—but
nevertheless we must have some limit.
Weatherly on Automobiles
"This whole matter la an outgrowth of
the advent of the automobile. We never
hod any use for such a law before there
were automobiles. By common consent a
man came down to his office In those days
and his horse or ox or whatever he drove
wasn't left standing In front of the place
all day. Bill with the automobile has
come lvow conditions. 1 don't know what
it Is, hut they appear to have brought
with them a sort of sovereignty all their
own. Whether it Is the urrogame of the
wealth that owns them or what Is not for
me to say. but nevertheless they appear
to think they can go when they please,
come when they please, stop when they
please and stay where they please. Well,
thy can't do it in Birmingham.
"Besides, ill tell you this matter of
parking automobiles along certain streets
Is building up a sort of discrimination
agulnst certain merchants ami for others
Twentieth street, and First avenue are
wide, and there the oars are parked. Ton
can't park a car on Second avenue be
cause It's too narrow. For that reason
people favor Second avenue to shop, be
cause the street Is so narrow that all a
car can do is to drive up, leave the pas
sengers out and go on. This way with
the i ars parked on Twentieth street and
First avenue. It Is to the disadvantage of
the merchants along those streets.
"We will decide In the near future where
they shall be parked. We have already
decided where they shall not."
Both Mr. Exum and Judge Lane are
as favorable to the ordinance as Mr.
Weatherly. The other features of the new
law in regard to the restrictions on
noises of horns ami motorcycle whistles,
and so forth, have nlreadv been explained
In The Age-Herald. It provides that only
an ordinary bulb horn can be used on an
automobile, and that mufflers must he
used at all limes on automobiles and mo
torcycle engines.
CONVICT CLAIMS
WORK ON ROADS
AGREES WITH HIM
Habeas Corpus Proceedings
Brought to Show III Treat
ment Prove Fiasco
IS WELL PLEASED
WITH TREATMENT
Anthony Harris Was Only Witnesg
and Petition Was Withdrawn by
Attorney at Completion
of His Testimony
The habeas corpus proceedings 1
brought by Attorney W. J. Martin,
seeking the release of Anthony Har
ris, a white convict employed on the
roads of the county, ended in a fiasco
when Harris told the court he was
never better treated in bis life and
that he much preferred working on the
roads of the county than in the mines.
The case was heard yesterday aft
ernoon before Judge C, C. Nesmith of
the city court and was brought to a
sudden close at the conclusion of the
testimony of Harris, in whose behalf
the proceedings were brought when
Attorney Martin withdrew the peti
tion.
An amusing incident happened dur«*
lng the hearing. Harris stated that he
had been approached by an attorney
to make complaint and when asked to
designate him, pointed to .ludge Ne
smith. He later rectified his mistake.
Harris was the only witness put on
the stand and In direct examination
by Mr. Martin denied In toto and em
phatically every allegation of the pe
tition.
The petition was signed by W. J.
Martin In and for Anthony Harris and
alleged that Harris was Innocent of
the charge of which he had been con
victed; that the order of the board of
revenue consigning the convicts oil
the roads was unlawfully made; that
the petitioner was required to wear
shackles, and that he wns subjected
to unusual, cruel and Inhuman treat
ment inasmuch as the said shackles had
made large sores on his person; that
he was unable to procure medical
treatment thereby and that he was
permanently disfigured and disabled.
The petition also alleged that he was
compelled to wear clothing that had
been worn by others which subjected
him to Infectious diseases.
Demurrers to the petition were filets
by W. K. Terry, attorney for the board,
of revenue, In which every allegation
was declared to be untrue and were
denied separately and severally. Mr.
Terry asked the court to proceed with- .
out his rulings on the demurrers and
to take the case on Its merits.
Harris was brought Into court and
placed on the witness stand. After
stating he was a convict on the coun
ty roads and that he did not have to
work hard, he was asked If he wore
shackles.
“Yes, sir.”
“Are they galling or have they pro
duced sores ?'’
"No, sir,” and for further answer
Harris bared his legs to the knee
which were without spot or blemish.
Cross-examined by Mr. Terry.
“How are you treated at the camp?**
“They treat me as good as a per
son could be treated; I get good food,
sleep well and every one is kind to
me.”
“Do you receive medical attention?**
“Yes. sir."
“Would you rather work on the roads r
than in the mines?"
"I had much rather be on the roads.'*
"What change has been made in your
physical condition since you have been
on the roads?"
“I have gained about 30 pounds.”
After a few questions by Judge Ne
smith Mr. Martin withdrew the peti*
tion and the cause was dismissed.
JUDGE LANE HAS A
COLD IN HIS EYES
4_
Judge A. O. Lane was Indisposed yes
terday with a cold v hlch he said had set
tled in his eyes, i'e attended the confer
ence with his associate commissioners Ju
the morning for o short time, but went
home early and did not return to his offi- a
until rather late yesterday afternoon. He
states that his eves are hurting him s«>
that he cannot read and he cannot worfc
when he cannot reed.
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