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FAMILY SINCE 1413
Elaborate Banquet Given
for Faithful Servants
A TYPHOID EPIDEMIC
Twenty-1hree Deaths Traced to Po
tato Salad Prepared by Cook.
To Drop Superflous Saluta
tions in Letters
Berlin, July 10.—American newspapers
new and then publish stories of servants
who have been employed continuously in
the same family 25, 30 and 40 years, and
describe the ‘'jubilees" held in honor of
the faithful worker. But the American
record, However, becomes Insignificant
when compared to the history of the
Spannkrebs family, in East Prussia, the
members of which have served the counts
of Eulenburg for 400 years.
The Eulenburg family acquired the es
tate of Gallingen, near lvoenigsberg, in
1413. Among the workers wdto were then
installed on the land was a certain Her
mann Spannkrebs, whose descendants
have lived on the estate ever since. Gen
eration after generation they have en
tered the. service of the owners of the
property. To celebrate the four hun
dredth anniversary of this relation, the
present Count of Eulenburg and the
senior Spannkrebs invited all the em
ployes on tlie estate to an elaborate ju
bilee dinner, tlie cost of which was met
by the count who presided at the banquet.
Cook Cause of Epidemic
.Germany's “Typhoid Mary,” a cook in
the regimental kitchen of the Railroad
regiment No. 3, in Hanau, can score tip
-7 deaths to her account from the typhoid
epidemic which broke out in the first
battalion of the regiment last December,
and which has only now ended
According to an official statement made
before the relchstag the epidemic, which
Involved several hundred active soldiers
and reservists called to tlie colors for
training, has been traced to a potato salad
prepared by this woman, who evidently
had carried the bacilli of typhoid in her
hotly for years. She is now, of course,
permanently oar red from employment as
a cook.
‘ Thf* case lias brought out an interest
ing discussion as to the right of such
"bacilli carriers" to demand from the
slate a pension to compensate them for
their permanent “disability" to practice
their trade. A workman who loses his
arm; a stenographer whose writing hand
is crippled, or an engraver whose sight
is permanently affected are entitled to
compensation from the insurance fund.
Why not then a cook who, through no
fault of her own. becomes a permanent
menace in the kitchen and Is thereby
thftwn out of employment?
To Simplify Letters
The Association of Iron ami steel Indus
tries of Berlin lias derided, following a
movement started in the German business
world some time ago, to recommend to
its members that, beginning October 1 |
next, they discard all unnecessary salu-;
tations and closing formulas In their j
correspondence, ami also that redundant!
ALABAMA WOMAN
SWALLOWS POISON
Mrs. C. B. Alsop, Formerly
of Vernon, Takes Acid in
Columbus, Miss.
Columbus, Miss., July 10.—(Special.)—
Mrs. Susie Alsop, wife of C. B. Alsop.
drained an ounce battle of carbolic acid
last night at 10:30 o’clock and died within
an hour’s time. She seemed despondent
for several days on account of some slight
family friction, but no one entertained
any Idea the contemplated suicide.
She chose a suitable time last night
while her husband was on the second
floor of their home on North Fourth ave
nue. Surrounded by her four children,
she kissed each one and then going to
one corner said she was going to kill
herself. T$e oldest daughter readied her
just In time to catch her hand as she
swallowed the last'drop and was stricken
with intense pain.
The family moved here from Carbon
Hill about four years ago. Mrs. Alsop
lived at Vernon prior to her marriage
some 15 years ago. Her maiden name was
Miss Susie Edgewood and she has a father
and brothers engaged in business in Ver
non now.
Funeral arrangements cannot be made
until her relatives reach Columbus to
night.
17-YEAR QLD^JIRL
ATTEMPTS OWN LIFE
Inez Zebring, (Granddaughter of Con
federate (General, Shoots Self
With a Revolver
Jacksonville, Fla., .July 10.-—Miss Inez
Zebrlng, 17 years old, daughter of W. R.
Zebrlng, wealthy Jacksonville business
man and granddaughter of former Mayor
W. H. Zebrlng, who was a Confederate
general, attempted to commit suicide yes
terday by shooting herself in the head
with a revolver.
Physicians believe she will die. She has
been suffering from melancholia since
the death of her mother several months i
ago.
House Destroyed by Fire
Fire destroyed a negro house at Al
ley D and Sixteenth street last night
about 6:10 o'clock. The damage was
estimated at $200. The blaze was
caused by sparks on the roof and had
gained such headway that the one
story frame house was in ruins befort
tlie firemen could put the blaze out.
and superfluous phrases be dispensed
with. The association’s lead is likely to
find many followers, especially in the I
Rhineland, where the revolt against what
is called • “merchant German” is wide
spread. As a sample of the phrases to
be discarded the following may be cited:
“In the possession of your honored let
ter of yesterday. I acknowledge to you
the receipt of the same thankfully, and
have taken the most careful notice of its
contents.”
This is the stock formula for acknowl
edging a business letter. The reformers
see no reason why “yours of yesterday
received and contents noted” does not flil
all requirements.
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Denver, Colorado Springs and (I*On An
Pueblo.. $OV.UU
Via Direct Lines
On Sale Dally. Return Limit October 31st
ROUTE
Seminole ‘
Limited
Speiul your vacation in the Rocky Mountains
For Pullman reservations and full details, see or address
R. ANDERSON. D. P. A.
Phonf. Main 970 2010 First Ave. Birmingham. Ala.
Wire Sparks'
Oakland, Cal., July 10.—Mrs. Anita Bald
win McClaughry. daughter of the late K.
J. (Lucky) Baldwin and beneficiary un
der his will to the amount of $10,000,000 of
his estate, was granted an interlocutory
decree of divorce from Hull McClaughry
today on the ground of cruelty. Mc
Claughry made no defense.
Madrid, July 10.—King Alfonso today
signed a decree calling for volunteers
j for Morocco and also providing fur the
payment of a commission to private or
j ganizatiolis supplying men.
Portland. Ore., July 10.—The First Trust
company of Portland closed today and
a* ked for appointment of a receiver. The
refusal of the state commissioner of cor
porations to Issue it a permit under a new
law that requires trust companies to have
a' capital of $100,000, is said to have
caused the company's decision to liquid
ate.
New York, July 10.—Sixteen members of
the Cleveland Baseball club of the Amer
ican league today joined the baseball
players' fraternity. This gives the fra
ternity representation in every club
the two major leagues and a membership
a trifle in excess of 400.
Beaufort, N. C., July 10.—The four
masted schooner Josephine, lumber laden
bound from Philadelphia for Key West*
and Tampa, Fla., is ashore on the Beach
at Portsmouth, N. C.
Jacksonville, Fla., July 10.—C. 8. Wilson,
a real estate dealer, and M. Ellison, a
merchant, were drowned today when their
row boat capsized on Trout creek near
here.
Montgomery. July 10.-A special to the
Advertiser from Pensacola. Fla., says lhat
the saw and planing mills of the Gulf
Lumber company at Santa Rosa, FLa..
and 100,000 feet of lumber, were destroyed
by fire today. The loss la given at $50,000.
San Francisco, July 10,-By a decision of
the California railroad commission made
public today, the state takes unto itself
the power to regulate the rates of steam
ship companies plying over regular routes
front one California port to another, even
though the ships making such trips tra
verse the high seas.
Rochester, N. Y„ July 10,-At the after
noon business session some changes were
made in the constitution and by-laws of
the Order of Elks. They were not make
public. At the conclusion of the night
session, the officers elected Tusday were
installed. * ,
Washington, July 10.—On account of the
lengthy session of the Senate today, the
agricultural committee was unable to take
up final consideration of the .bill of Sen
ator Smith of South Carolina to regulate
the sale of cotton futures.
BULGARIA FORCED
TO ASK THE POWERS
TO ARRANGE PEACE
(Continued Prom Page due)
enabled the Greeks to attack the rear
of the Bulgarian fourth army corps,
which had Its front fortified against
the Servians. The Bulgarians hastily
abandoned their fortified positions in
front of Istip and fled headlong from
the furious assault of the Greek In
fantry, who captured nine guns. The
Greeks pursued the enemy as far as
Strumltza.
On the extreme left the Greeks today
attaeekd the Bulgarians near Demlz
hisslr.
Negotiations Progressing
i'onstanttnople, ,'luly 10.—The negoti
ations between Bulgaria, represented
by M. Natchevitch and Turkey, are
pursuing a friendly course. It is said
that Mr. Natchevitch has proposed a
frontier line more advantageous to
Turkey than the Enos-MIdla line.
Battle Raging
Belgrade, July 3 0.—Reports are cur
rent that a great battle Is raging
around Jvustendil. It was known that
the Servians had established themselves
In the Osogove mountains whence they
contemplated an advance Into Bulgaria.
Bate uispatches announce that the
Servians, who were pursuing the Bul
garians from Istip, have occupied Rad
ovlche, where, they came into contact
with the Greek forces.
Confirms Occupation
Rondon, July 11.-^A Halonlkt dispatch
to the Times confirms the Servian oc
cupation of Radovlche. The Bulgarian
relreut from Istip therefore is cut off.
Small Engagements
Belgrade. July 10—Official dispatches
give the results of small engagements
on the Servian frontier In which the
Bulgarians were repulsed. The situa
tion In the Istip district remains un
changed. The Bulgarians are report
ed lo he burning more villages.
Patriotic Donations
Athens. July 10.—Patriotic donations
are pouring into the treasury. The lar
ges! of these came from a rich Greek
living in Paris, named Eacharofr, who
sent Premier Venlzelos $200,000.
The De Luxe Edition of
The Age-Herald’s Silver
Jubilee Issue Available
De Luxe copies of the Silver Jubilee Edition
of The Age-Herald, handsomely printed on
glazed book paper and bound in magazine
form, may be secured at the business office
of The Age-Herald.
The Price Is $1.00 the Copy
The Price Mailed Is $1.25 the Copy
TRIAL OF A. C. DAVIS
Third Case in Series of
the Mississippi Fraud
Indictments
Jackson, Miss.. July 10.—The third care
In the series of penitentiary fraud indict
ments, that of A. C. Davis, shipping clerk
at the Parchman farm, was called in the
circuit court here today. Davis is charged
with embezzlement in converting to his
own use. together with former Secretary
Yerger. already under sentence, and W.
B. Gowdy. yet to be tried, proceeds of
cotton seed shipped from the Parc liman
farm and sold by Yerger to the oil mill
of which Gowdy is manager.
Owing to Davis* prominent family con
nections some difficulty was experienced
in getting a Jruy, which was not obtained
until tonight. A large number of wit
nesses are on hand. The taking of testi
mony will begin tomorrow'.
President C. C. Smith of the prison
board, convicted last night, Is in *jall
awaiting sentence to be pronounced as
! soon as a motion can be prepared and
acted upon for a new trial.
Deaths and Funerals
( apt. Jack W. Johnson
Funeral services over the remains of
(fapt. Jack W. Johnson were conducted
yesterday morning at 8:30 o'clock from
his late residence, 2177 Highland ave
nue. The Rev. W. N. ( laybrook, rector
of St. Mary's-on-the-Highlands Episcopal
church, officiated, and read the ritualistic
service of the Episcopal church.
The funeral services of Captain John
son were attended by a large assembly
of friends and relatives, among whom
were some of the best known men in
the state. Immense and elaborate floral
tributes attested the regard In which he
was held.
Following the services at the residence
the remains were taken to the Terminal
station and sent to Atlanta, where inter
ment followed yesterduy afternoon.
The deceased was district passenger
agent of the Seaboard Air Line railroad
in Birmingham for many years. He Is
survived by his widow, formerly Miss
Lizzie B. Jones of Atlanta, and three
daughters. Miss Cary, Miss Dorothy and
Miss Josephine Johnson.
Mrs. Norvell Cullom
Funeral services over tlie remains of
Mrs. Norvell Cullom, who was Anna Plun
ket, will he conducted tomorrow- morn
ing at 10 o’fclock from the residence of
her father-in-law, Smith Cullom, 1S26
Avenue I. Interment will follow In Elm
wood cemetery.
The deceased was 25 years of age and
was the only daughter of the lute Rev.
J. T. Plunket, who died several monlhs
ago. She was married three years ago
to Norvell Cullom, a young real estate
and insurance broker. Mrs. Cullom Is
survived by her husband, her mother.
Mrs. J. T. Plunket, and four brothers,
T. S. Plunket of Elton, La.; H. C. Plun
ket of Birmingham, P. TV. Plunket of
Greenville, Tex., and Kennedy Plunket
of Birmingham.
At the funeral services tomorrow morn
ing the Rev. H. M. Edmonds, who suc
ceeded the late Dr. Plunket ns pastor
u" the Highlands Presbyterian church,
will officiate. He will be assisted by the
Rev. Preston Blake, pastor of the South
side Baptist church. The pallbearers will
be Henry Porter. Smith Cullom, .lr., Oil
more Matthews, Thomas Barrows, Rob
ert McClure and T. Oliver Gillespie. The
honorary pallbearers are John H. Frye,
A. H. Ford. Borden Burr, E. If. Cabanlss,
A. A. Adams and S. J. Bowie.
Mrs. Norvell Cullom died yesterday
morning at 1:15 o’clock in a local Infirm
ary of heart failure, superinduced by
an attack of typhoid fever. She had been
at the Infirmary not quite one day ami
had only been ill a few days.
Henry Clay Robinson
The remains of Henry Clay Robinson,
who died In a local Infirmary Wednes
day, were sent to Jackson, Ga.. for In
terment yesterday morning by the Johns
Undertaking company.
William Conrad
Funeral services over the remains of
William Conrad, aged 77 years, who died
Wednesday, were conducted yesterday
afternoon from his late residence, 816
Twenty-fourth street, South, interment
wras in Forest Hill cemetery.
Miss Dell Blythe
Funeral services over the remains of
Miss Dell Blythe, aged 15 years, who
died yesterday morning at the home of
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Blythe,
at Huffman, were conducted from the
family residence at 4:30 o'clock yester
day afternoon. Interment was In Huff
man cemetery.
J. W. Fortenberry
.1. W. Fortenberry, aged 36 years,
died yesterday morning at the resi
dence of his father In East Irondale.
Funeral services will be this after
noon at 3:30 o'clock from the family
residence. Interment will be in Iron
dale cemetery. The deceased is sur
vived by two sons, his father and four
sisters.
Oscar William Lay
The remains of Oscar William Lay were
sent yesterday morning to Mount Pin
son for interment by the Warner & Smi
ley Co. The deceased was 14 years of
age and was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
.1. W. Bishop of Hot! Forly-slxlh street,
Wood lawn.
C. T. Kidd
Anniston, July 10.—C. Tulane Kidd, a
well known business man, died of Bright's
disease at his home on Eleventh and
Christine avenue Thursday morning, leav
ing a widow and one child, M. T. Kidd.
His funeral will taka place at Grace,
church Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock,
followed by interment at Hillside ceme
tery.
Mr. Kidd was 47 years old, having been
born at Kymulga, in Talladega county
For several years 1 e was Interested in
the Kidd Furniture company, lately be
coming connected with the Mitchell Trans
fer company. He had been in poor health
for two or three years.
Besides his widow and son. he is sur
vived hy several brothers and sisters, In
cluding Louis Kidd. Anniston; B. E. Kidd.
Birmingham; Mrs. F. L. Maragne and
Mrs. J. D. Dunlap, Gadsden; Mrs. C. L
Bass, San Antonio, Mrs. Frank Hayden,
Alexandria, l.a., and Mrs. J. W. Young I
of Thomasville, Ga.
Mrs. F. W. Duffv
Gadsden. July 10.—< Special.)—Mrs.
Willie Duffy, wife of F. W. Duffy, a
prominent merchant of Boaz, died at
her home there yesterday following a
stroke of paralysis. .She is survived
by her husband and two sons. The
funeral was held today.
■HAW. the Undertaker. Phone a.
LJGE LOY. Undertaker. Pboaa 7A
JOHNS' Undertaking Co. Phoae A
FAMOUS OPPONENT
OF THE IRISH DEAD
Moser Exposed Plots of the
Revolutionists
SONG IS REWRITTEN
Nationalists Threaten to Join Ger
many in Event of War With Eng
land—Heal Wild West Hold
Up in Ireland
Dublin, July 10.—(Special.)—Noth
! ing has convincingly demonstrated the
great change for the better which has
come over politicah leaders and the,
various party newspapers received
the death of Maurice Moser, the man ,
who arrested James Stephens. To the i
younger generation of Irishmen the
death of Moser signifies little, but to
those who can remember ’67 and the1
stirring days when Stephens was chief
organizer of the Irish republican
brotherhood, it will revive one of the
most rousing chapters in the nation’s
history. Moser, as a royal detective,
figured in the forefront of these scenes.
He could spe&k five languages, and was
tile perconal body guard of King Ed
ward when, as Prince of Wales, the lat
ter visited the Paris exhibition of 1878.
But his great celebrity came, through
his discovery of the plans of the Irish
“lnvincibles.”
Exposed Revolutionary Plots
He exposed these daring political
exponents of physical force on one oc
casion to the home office in dramatic
fashion, walking into the room of the
head officials of England’s peace de
partment with an armful of infernal
machines which he had seized. When
he was not chasing fenians they were
chasing him. Once they blew up his
office, and lie owed his life to the fact
fact that he had just gone to another
part of the building to change his coat.
At Liverpool lie defeated a plot to blow
up public buildings by lying hidden
for 24 hours in a warehouse used by the
conspirators. He concealed himself
under some empty cement sacks, and
eventually was able to seize the con
spirators themselves.
At tlie time of the Parnell commis
sion, Moser accepted an offer of $'>000
to inquire into the operations of fenians
in America. This was the beginning of
Ills private inquiry agency. James
Stephens, tlie central organizer of the
Irish republic, fell into the bands of tile
French police In 1886, when the fenians
held a congress in Paris. Moser went
over and identified him. Stephens died
in Ireland 12 years ago.
"When you have no clue, try an In
telligent guess," was one of Moser's
principles.
Threaten to Join Germany
‘‘Once upon a time," when the Shan
Van Vocht was to the fore, the cry
"the French are in the bay" gave joy
to the heart of the nationalist rapparees
and terror in the souls of tlio pro-Brit
ish "loyalists." That was one hundred
>ears ago. Hoehe and Wolfe Tone, as
sisted by John Paul Jones, gave the
English a time when George the Third
was king. Now when George the Fifth
theoretically wears the "emerald gem
of the western world" In his imperial
diadem, the rebel song lias to be re
written and the cry has become "Hark!
the Germans are on the way." It Is
true, deadly true. Sir Edyard ('arson
and Lord Rathmore, with other Ulster
"loyalists." have announced boldly that
the day England and Germany lock ;
horns in war, Ulster will Join In one |
grand reverberating shout “Hoch the
Kaiser, elect William Stadtholder of
Belfast and the Boyne. on the spiked
helmets of Uhlands, a*nd declare Ulster
one of the confederated states of the
fatherland." All this is to happen if
King George the Fifth signs the horn*1
rule bill, which Is slowly but surely
approaching Inevitable enactment. So
much In earnest are the orangemen of
Ulster that they have actually begun
the teaching of German in the Ulster
school and delicatessens are being
opened in every Ulster village. Now
Munster Is a sure enough German name,
and it would answer fine as tlie name
of a German slate, hut Munster happens
to be a hotbed of Trlsh nationalism
and loyalty to the English king, George
the Fifth. Consequently Ulster Is look
ing around for a new name. When
Conn of the Hundred Battles gave that
title to his dominions extending from
Dalriada to "Ould Donegal" he little
thought that the time would come when
the name would not he good enough
for the sehpalpeens now to the fore on
the northeast corner. < Wlrrasthru.) But
these be the strange days in Ireland.
Bank Manager Held Up
A real “Wild west" holdup happened
In Ireland. It has all the elements of
thrilling Interest usually on the films
and in the dime novels. It is the first
robbery of this kind that has ever oc
curred In Ireland. And It happened In
the Irish “wild west," In County Kerry.
A bank manager was held up by
masked thieves and a great sum of gold
was taken from him.
The Provincial bank of Listowel.
County Kerry, has a branch office at
the neighboring town of Abbeyfeale in
County Limerick, which is only opened
on market and fair days for the con
venience of their clients.
It was market day In Abbeyfbale add
as was customary the manager of the
bank In Listowel, Mr. Chambers, with
a clerk set off on a side car for Abbey
feale, taking with them a bag contain
ing gold, silver and notes. When mid
way between the two towns five masked
and armed men suddenly appeared on
the road and ordered the bank officials
to stop. While some of the gang pro
ceeded to cut the traces, others went to
the well of the sidecar, from which
they took tiie hag containing the
money. The five men then jumped the
ditch by the side of the road and dis
appeared In a wood. The clerk ran to
the nearest police station, at Duagh,
and reported the matter. In a short
time the police from all the surrounding
stations were scouring the country.
The bag Is said to have contained more
than |5000.
From a Scotch Collection
Sandy and Ills lass had been sitting
together for about half an hour In silence.
' Maggie.'' he said at length, "wusna 1
here on the Sawbath nleht?"
“Aye, Sandy, I datir say you were.”
“An' wasna I her on Monday nleht?”
"Aye, so you were."
An’ I was her on Tuesday nleht. an'
Wtdnesday nleht, an’ Tnursday nleht,
an' Friday nient?"
“Aye, I'm thlnkln' that's so.'
•'And tills Is Saturday nieht, an' I'm
her again?”
"Well, what for no? I'm. sure you de
very welcome.”
Sandy (desperately): "Maggie, woman,
line ye no begin to smell a rat?”
Win Hamilton Trophy
Chicago, July 10.—The Chlea’go Whist
club won the Hamilton trophy in the
American Whist congress today, de
feating the Furniture Cl!*' club of
Grand Kapids by 10 tricks. The trophy
carries the championship for teams of
four for the year. The Minneapolis
eup, carrying the pair championship
for 1 he year. Was won by the Knicker
bocker Whist club of New York.
INSURES HERSELF
AGAINST BEING
BURIED ALIVE
Borkely, Cal., July 10.—Mr*. Adelaide j
Sherwood Soule, widow of Prof. Frank
Soule, of the University of California,
and who died here July 3, took ’meas
ures to insure that neither she nor
her pet animals should be burled alive.
Her will, which w;as filed for pro
bate today, provided that her heart
should be cut out within 24 hours df
the time she was declared dead and
her body held seven days before burial.
The will also provided that all her
animal pets should be chloroformed
within 24 hours of her death and their
bodies held under water 24 flours. The
provisions of the will have been com
plied with.
BLEASE NOW WANTS
GOVERNMENT AID
Washington, July 10.—Relations between
the war department and the militia of
Soutli Carolina, broken off recently be
cause Governor Blease refused to com
ply with the federal regulations, were
resumed today when Secretary Garrison
received a. telegram from the governor
announcing his intention to co-operate
with the federal authorities in everyway.
Secretary Garrison immediately tele
graphed Governor Blease that he has is
sued orders for the continuance of fed
eral aid to the militia of South Carolina
and also had revoked a former order
which would have prevented the attend
ance of regular army officers at the
forthcoming state encampment.
Ldst week members of the South Caro
lina congressional delegation together with
several officers of the state militia called
on Secretary Garrison In an effort to
heal the rupture which followed previous
correspondence between the department
and Governor Blease. The secretary told
his callers that if Governor Blease would
comply with.the federal regulations fed
eral aid to the South Carolina militia.<
would be restored
JUDGMENT AGAINST
RAILROAD ASKED
Austin, Tex., July 10.—Judgement for
$15,000,000 against the Missouri, Kansas
and Texas railway lines Is asked In a
suit filed In the district court here to
day. Violation o'* the Texas anti-trust
law’s Is charged
The Missouri, Kansas ami Texas of
Kansas, the same organization in Texas,
the Dallas, Cleburne and Southwestern
Railway company, the Denison, Bonham
and New Orleans railway, and the Texas
Central are made defendants.
The charges are that by its coalition
with other roads, the Missouri, Kansas
and Texas of Kansas has created a mon
opoly in Texas, so routing passengers and
freight to compel their transportation
over# the controlled lines and that the
officers of the roads do not reside at the
points where the principal offices are lo
cated, as provided in the law.
CANNOT BEGIVEN
DOUBLE SENTENCE
St. Paul, Minn., July 10.—A man shall
not be compelled to serve a double sen
tence If It can be shown that the crimes
charged against him were committed sim
ultaneously and were prompted by one
criminal motive, according to an opinion
prepared today by Judge Sanborn of the
federal court of appeals. The decision of
the district court of Kansas was reversed
and the release from Leavenworth prison
of Charles A. Stevens, a negro, convicted
of robbing the mails, was ordered.
The decision today, it is said, clears
up an important point of criminal law.
MEXICAN WAR
VETERANS MEET
London, O., July 10.—Americas oldest
living war veterans, survivors of the
Mexican war, today opened their annual
national encampment here. Only 14 of the
old soldiers were physically able to at
tend, and most of them are blind and
deaf, or feeble with age.
The encampment is being held under
the auspices of the Ohio Grand Army of
the Republic. The veterans were ad
dressed tonight by George R. Burba, sec
retary to Governor Cox. This afternoon
they went on an automobile trip.
Ragsdale Hearing Regins
A hearing was given to W. W. Rags
dale yesterday before Justice of the
Peace W. S. Russell on the charge of
murder. The charge against Ragsdale
developed from the killing of .7. VV.
McCauley In Thomas several weeks
ago. As there are numerous witnesses
to he heard It 1h expected it will he
a few days before the hearing Is com
pleted.
Tennis Tourney
Eoulsvllle, Ky., July 10.—J. J. Arm
strong of St. Paul, northwestern cham
pion, was defeated at the Ohlu-Kentucky
Id-state tennis tournament here today by
John Schaaf of Cincinnati,, fi-l; ti-a.
In the semi-finals In men's singles. In the
doubles semi-finals, however, Armstrong
and J. T. McEllroy of Pittsburg won
their match.
Recruit Men for Siege
Douglas, Arlz., July 10.—Colonel Dosal,
General Villa's chief of staff, arrived at
Agua Prleia today and announced that
ho had come to recruit men for the siege
of Juarez He sent appeals to Interior
Sonora polms for nil available recruits
to mobilize opposite this point and proceed
Into Chihuahua.
Two Are Killed
lllneolR, N. Y., July 11.—Two men
were killed und four Injured early this
morning when their automobile was
struck by a Iauig Island railway train
at a crossing near here. The big tour
ing car was completely demolished
and William Robinson of New York
and a man as yet unidentified met In
stant- death.
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To Help Wounded
Washington, July 10.—The American
Red Cross society, notified that Amer
ican missionaries wished to open a
hospital to help cure for "10,000 wound
ed soldiers in Halonlkl." announced to
night that it would receive and for
ward contributions for relief work in
the Balkans.
Charged With Arson
Pittsburg, July 10—Raymond Raab.
aged 15, was placed under arrest here
tonight, charged with arson, a m,*,
destroyed the library apartments where
Ituah was employed us an elevator
operator and caused the deuths of two
persons and damage of 150.000.
Hia Pathetic Tale
From I.ippincott'a.
Tiie tramp looked shrewdly at Miss
Wary and she returned his gaze w|t(l
equal shrewdness, but her expression did
not soften in the least.
"You see, IPs like this, ma'am. Kix
months ago I had a little home of my
own, hut f made an unfortunate mar.
rlage. My wife s temper was such that
It kept me In hot water all the time "
"H'm." said Miss Wary, dryly, "it's a
pity there couldn't have been a little soap
with it Only six months ago. dhl you
say?” .
WISCONSIN GIRL
LOSES VOICE EVERY
TIME IT THUNDERS
Marinette, Wis., July 10.—Every
time it thunders Lucy Sephalia. 12
years old, of Dollar Bay, Mich., loses
her voice. She first lost her voice si\
weeks ago during a thunderstorm.
Shortly afterward it was restored when
she was playfully frightened by a
friend. In each electrical storm since
the same thing has happene. Each time
her voice has been restored by a pre
arranged shock. Many physicians have
been studying the case.
CITY ORDINANCES
No. IH.H-r, An Ordinance Declaring
Misdemeanor* to l»e Offense* \gnln*t
the l.nw* nnd Ordinance* of the City
of llirnilngl.nni
Be It ORDAINED by the Board of
Commissioners of the City of Birming
ham, that all acts or omissions which
are misdemeanors under the laws of
the State of Alabama, are hereby de
clared to be offenses against the ordin
ance and lwa of the City of Birming
ham, and any person, firm or corpora
tion committing any such offense with
in the corporate limits of said City or
the police Jurisdiction thereof, shall,
upon conviction, be punished within the
limits and as provided by section 1216
of tho code of Alabama.
Approved Julv 9, 1913.
C. EXUM, President,
P.oard ot Commissioners
A O. LANE. Commissioner
JAMES WEATHERLY.
Attest: 'Commissioner.
11. S. RYALL. City Clerk.
Age-Herald, July 11,1913.
IMPROVEMENT ORDINANCE NO. 759-C
An ordinance to provide fur certain Improvements
on Fifteen! Ii avenue. North, from Allen street to
Joy street, ami at highway Intersections between
said points.
He It ordained by the Board of Commissioner* of
the city of Birmingham ns follows:
Beet Ion 1 That Fifteenth avenue. North, from the
west property line <>f Allen street to the east tide
of .Toy street shall lie graded.
That a roadway thirty COM feel wide along the
center of Fifteenth avenue. .North, from Allen to Joy
street, street and alley Intersections excepted, shall
he curbed with cement combined curb and gutter
and the gutters pared for a width of three feet with
hydraulic cement, concrete
That the sidewalks on both sides of Fifteenth ave
nue. North, from Allen street to Joy street. shall t»*
paved with hydraulic cement concrete sidewalk pav
ing for a width of four (I) feet.
That the roadway between the gutters on Fifteenth
avenue, north, from Allen street to Joy atreet. and
between the gutter* from property line to property
line, at all intersecting streets between the above
named points, shall be macadamized.
That the entrances to lots along all of said street*,
where the sidewalks are to be paved, shall be paved
the full width of tlie sidewalk for a width of four
(4) feet, with hydraulic cement concrete, and the
driveways into flic lots and the alleyways shall be
paved with vitrified brick the full width of the side
walk and gutter.
'That vitrified clay drainage pipes with brick in
lets and manholes with iron covers shall be con
structed. In connection with said Improvement.*, along
(ho following imrtion* of said highway, viz;
Along Fifteenth avenue. North, from Seventeenth
street to Joy street and In Cleveland, or Sixteenth
street, from Fifteenth avenue, to a point 80 feet south
of Fifteenth Avenue, and the area or territory to be
drained is bounded as follows: Beginning at a point
100 feet north of Fifteenth nvenue. North, on the
west Hide of Allen street; theme westerly parallel
to Allen street to* the west line of Seventeenth street;
thence northerly along same to the alley brat. north
of Fifteenth avenue: thence westerly along same to toe
north and south center line through section 2d.
township IT. range 3; thence south along same lo
n point HO feet north of Fifteenth avenue; thence
westerly pare Del to same to the east property line of
Joy street; thence southerly nlong said east properIv
line of Joy street and to Fifteenth avenue, north
and com inning southerly along said east line of
Joy street produced to a poSn; 150 feet sovith of Fif
teenth avenue. North; thence easterly parallel s«
same to the west line of Cleveland street; thence to h
point on the eas* side of Cleveland street 123 feet
south of Fifteenth nvenue. North: thence easterly
parallel to same to Seventeenth street; thence to a
point on the east line of Sevenleenth street, Bill
feet south ot Fifteenth avenue; thence easterly paral
lel to same to Allen street; northerly along went
line of same to the point of beginning.
Sec. 2. That said Improvements shall he made In
accordance with the established grades on flle In tha
office of the city engineer for said portions of said
highways, and nccor<Ung to full details, drawing*.
plHtis. specifications and surveys of said work and
estimates, which shall be prepared by the city engi
neer. as early *.s practicable, and placed by him "ii
Me In his office In Hie city hail, not later than one
week prior to the date named In section 4 of this or
dinance. where property owueis who mnv he af
feeted by said Improvements may »eo and examine
the same
Sec. 3. That the cost of constructing said Im
provements shall be assessed against the property
a but ling tin the portions of the highways so hn
proved, provided
ia) That live cost of all Improvements at or upon
street, avenue or Hlley Intersections shall be as
sessed against the lots or parcel* of laud nbutting
on said highways so intersecting for one-half block
in each direction.
(b) That the cost of sidewalk Improvements on
street and avenue corners Khali be assessed against,
the lots abutting on or nearest to -aid improve
merits; and the cost of sidewalk Improvements at the
Intersection of any alley with a street or avenue or
oilier highway shall be assessed hi fair proportion
against the respective lots or parcels of land abutting
or cornering on the allev at such Intersection.
(c) That the cost of the d’alnage improvement *
shall be assessed iigalnrt a 11 of the lots or parcels
of laud lying within the district drained by said
sewers.
td) That no assessment shall exceed the cost of
such improvement, or the Increased value of such
property, by reason of thu special benefits derived
from such Improvements.
Hec 4. That tire estimated cost of said Improve
ments is $11,000. anil that the Board of Commis
sioner* will meet, on the 25th day of July. 1913. at
Hie countII chamber of the city hall at 3 o’clock,
p. in., to hear any objections, remonstrances or pro
tests that may be made ugaltirft said Improvement*,
the manner of making tlie same, or the material
to be used.
Approved July 0. 1013.
c. KXlJM, President.
Board of Commissioners.
A. (). LANK. t ontmlSflinner.
JAMKA fnSATHERLY, ton.
Attest H A ItYALT.. Fitv Clerk.
Age Herald. July II, 18. 1913.
IMPROVEMENT ORDINANCE NO. 757-C
An ordinance to provide for certain Improvement; ■
on Morris avenue from Twenty fourth street to
Twenty-fifth street.
He It ordained by the Hoard of Commissioners of
ill* city of IHrndnglmiu oh follow -
Section 1. That Morris avenue between Its uotlh
arid south property lines from the can property line
of Twenty-fourth street to the west property line of
Twenty-fifth street, shall be paved with granite block
paving, on u hydraulic cement concrete f .tin lath n
five (.1> Inches thick.
Section 2. That said Improvements shall he mule
in accordance with the established grade* on Die m
the office of the city engineer for said portions • f
sold highways, and according to full details, draw- ,
bigs, pin ns. specification* and surveys of said work
and estimates, which shall be prepaid by the cltv
engineer, as early as practicable, and placed bv hue
on file In his office lu the city hall not later than m *
Week prior to the date named In section 4 of this ordi
name, where property owner* who may be affected i-v
•aid improvements may nee and examine the **ni**.
Section 3. That the cost of constructing said ini
provementR shall be assessed against the proper! v
abutting on the portions of the highways *0 im
proved, provided:
<a) That the coat of a 11 Improvement* at or upon
street, avenue nr alley Intersections shall he as
sessed against the lots or parcel* of land abutting
on said highways so Intersecting for one half bloek
lu each direction.
tb) That no assessment shall exceed the cost of
such Improvement, or Increased value of such property,
by reason of the special benefits derived from auch
Improvements.
Section 1 'Unit the estimated cost of aald Improve
ments Is $4000, and that the Hoard of CommWdnn
er* will meet on the 25th day of Julv. t•• 13. .at
the council chamber of the city hail a» 3 o'clock p m
to hear any objections, remonstrances. < i protests that
may be made against said improvements, the manner
of making the same, or tha material to be used.
Approved July 9. 1913.
EXL'.Yf, President
Board of Commissioners
A. O. LAVE. Commissioner
JAMES WEATHERLY. t o*
Attest: H 8. RYAt.L. City Clerk.
Age-Herald. July 11. 13. 1913.
GRADE ORDINANCE NO I0G-C
.An ordinance Axing and establishing the grid#
or Morris avenue and the curbs on both sides
thereof, from the east curb line of Twenty-fourth
afreet to the west curb line of Twenty-fifth street
Be It ordained, by the Board of ComruinfiontMf
of the dty of Birmingham, that the grade of M o
ris avenue nnd the curbs on both sides thereof,
from the east curb lino of Twenty-fourth street to
the west curb line of Twenty-fifth street he. and
the some are hereby Axed and established as shun it
on profile sheet Xo. 81. heretofore exhibited t*»
this board and now on file In the city hall in the
! office of the city engineer.
Approved July 9. 1913.
C\ EX CM. President.
Hoard of Commissioners.
A U. LANK Commissioner,
JAMES WEATHERLY.
Attest Commissioner.
H. m. RYALL. City Clerk.
Age-Herald. July 11, 1913.
GRADE ORDINANCE NO. 107
An ordinance fixing and establishing the grade of
Highland avenue alley on both sides thereof, from
the south curb line of Sycamore street to the north
curb line of Arlington avenue.
Be It ordained by the Board of Commissioners of
the city of Birmingham that the grade of
Highland avenue alley und both sides thereof from
the south curb line of Sycamore street to the north
curb line of Arlington avenue be. and the same ire
hereby fixed niul established ns shown on profile
sheet No. 202. heretofore exhibited to this la»aid
and now on Ale In the city hall In the • ffic# «f
the city engineer.
Approved July 9. 1913.
C. EX U M. President
Board of Commissioners.
A. O. LANK. Commissioner.
JAMES WEATHERLY. Com.
Attest: H & BY ALE. City Clerk.
Age Herald. July 11. 1913
GRADE ORDINANCE NO. 108-C
An ordinance fixing anil establishing the Trade of
Sycamore alley In block 847. Kl.vtnu Land rompanr
survey and both aides thereof, from tne east prop
erty line of Highland alley to the west curb tine
of Malden Lane.
Be It ordained, by the Board of Commissioners of
the city of Birmingham, that he enje of Rye*,
more alley in block 847. ftlyrnu l.r.td •< mnany sin
ve.v, and both aides thereof, remit the east pi' p*
erty line of Highland alley to the west curb I oe
of Malden Lane be. and ‘he tome ire hereby fixed
and established as shown wi itrodle sheet v<> inj.
hSrvlvfdiv exhibited to this board, and no** or* flu
in the city hall In the office of the city engineer.
Approved July 8, 1911.
I*. EXUM. President.
Board of Comal sal oner*.
A h l.AXK. Commissioner.
J AMISS WKATHERLY. to®.
Attest H. S BY ALL City Clerk
Jrgv Herald. July 11. 1913.

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