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Total of 140 Lots Bought by
American Steel and Wire. Greatest Activity in Fairfield Official confirmation of purchases at Fairfield which will involve an expen diture of approximately $500,000 in houses alone by the American Steel and Wire company was given yesterday by Robert Jemison, Jr., president of Jem ison companies, in charge of the land • developments there. Mr. Jemison said that it was true that the American Steel and Wire interests had purchased in all HO lot lie said that houses which will -Cbst approximately $3000 each on an aver age would be erected at Fairfield by the interest of the American Steel and Wire plant. The work, he said, on 75 of them had already been started and would be rapidly completed. “The American Steel and Wire com pany, it will be recalled, had secured 75 lots at Fairfield for the purpose of erectihg homes thereon for the em > ployes,” said Mr. Jemison yesterday, “i am now pleased to affirm since the matter lias been constantly rumored and brought to my attention that the same interests have secured 70 addi tional lots for which deeds are now j being prepared. “I am advised that the company ex pects to erect Hiomes on these lots at once for the employes. For Superin tendent Lutz and his staff, very hand some homes will |>e erected, I am told. Less expensive homes will be erected for the. general workmen there. How ever, in all the company wrlll spend $500,000 approximately in providing homes for its employes. In addition to i this the company anticipates that in dividual owners will erect houses on their lots to take care of some of the employes who will be unprovided for by the company houses. This 1 am positive will be done.” This announcement settles all spec INVADING BROADWAY Fur the first time we have had t he pleasure of meeting New York dec orators on their own ground, and of winning, on our merits, a substan tial contract. ()ur representati ve wired us yesterday that he had closed with Mr. Jake Wells the contract for the handsome new LYRIC THEATRE now under construction in this city. • There is really nothing surprising in this. ft would be a reflection on the intelligence and judg ment or Mr. Wells were he to overlook a southern organization with such, a phenomenal record for the -quality of its work. W. D. COLBY DECORATING CO. 1922 Third Avenue — Elected to Succeed Himself. Davidson Again Chosen Secretary George B. McCormack was re-elected president of the Alabama Coal Oper ators’ association yesterday at the an nual meeting held at the Hillman hotel, which was attended by a very large and representative gathering of coal oper ators of this state. In addition to Mr. McCormack, other officers were elected as well as the executive committee. Charles F. De Bardeleben. who was absent, was elect ed vice president, and James L, David son was re-elected secretary of the association. The executive committee named Is composed of Frank H. Crock ard, George B. McCormack, Walter Moore, James R. Hmith, Jr., and J. B. McClary. The reports of Mr .McCormack and Secretary Davidson were offered to the nectlon with them was given out. Ac wt-re executive and nothing In con meeting and approved. The reports cording to expressions heard the re ports indicated that the general situ ation in local mine circles was the best in the history of the district. -It is understood that the workmen are re ceiving more money than ever before and that 100 per cent advances have been made as to living conditions. STEEL WORKER FALLS 4 STORIES TO GROUND Richard Burt Suffers Broken Leg by Fall From Tutwiler Hotel Building Richard Burt. a structural steel worker employed on the Tutwlier hotel building, yesterday fell from the fourth floor to the ground, lie was painfully but not seriously injured. He suffered a broken leg and a slight concussion of the brain. He was removed to St. Vincent's hospital in Warner & Smiley’s ambulance. At a late hour last night lie was reported as doing well. It is said "hat Burt lost his balance while walking a steel girder on the fourth floor of the hotel building and fell to the ground. It is considered re markable that Burt was not more seri ously injured than he was. illation about the attitude of the Amer ican Steel and Wire company as it re lates to the homes of that community. With the 140 homes to be built by the company and at least 50 to be erected by Individual owners the number will lie 100. This number of,houses is said to exceed any like proposition ever undertaken in the south. It is said that never before in the south has one in terest in such a small area started the ‘•instruction of so many homes at one lime. In connection with the work at Fair field it was announced from Ensley last night that according to information given out* in Ensley’ yesterday the plumbing and electrical contracts for the 75 bouses now in course of erec tion at Fairfield have been awarded. The Reliance Plumbing company and tio* Tri-City Electric company, both of Ensley, are said to have been awarded the contracts. CHURCH NOTES The Rev. Willis O. Clark, pastor of St. Andrews Episcopal church, left during the early part of the week for Perdido Pay. Fla., where he will spend a three weeks’ vacation. The Rev. J. A. Bowen, Methodist Evan gelist. left yesterday for Oakman, where he w ill conduct a ten days', revival. Mr. Bowen returned this week from a trip to Waynesvllle, N. C. Harry LStrickland of Birmingham, sec retary of the Slate Baptist Sunday School association, hold an institute during past week at Blue Mountain. Miss. He will held a similar meeting this week at Fayette. During the week the Rev. and Mrs. Middleton S. Barnwell returned home. Mr. Barnwell i* rector of the Church of the Advent, and has been absent nearly a month. I \ Absolute Comtort for the Motorcyclist THE INDIAN MOTOGYCLE for 1913 includes, in addition to the Cradle Spring Frame, ten important new features. There are besides no less than twenty nine new minor features. We call these “refinements’* , —not improvements. Another important comfort feature of the 1913 Indian is the equipment of footboards in addition to pedals. The latter are in reality fitted only for the purpose of starting the motor, similar to cranking an automobile. Once started, the rider has the choice of two comfortable riding positions with the double brake action and absolute control assured in each instance. Price* a* shown above, f.o.b. Factory. Drop portal for 1913 FREE Catologue RECEIVED OUR SEVENTH CAR-LOAD THIS WEEK I I have J)oth four and seven H.P. Regulars for immediate delivery ROBT. STUBBS Distributer 1805 4th Aveune. New Furnace of Woodward Iron Company to Be Blown In Shortly Bessemer, July 12.—(Special.)—The committee of Bessemer lodge Mo. 109. Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the members of which are Harry First - brook, district president; J. A. Rob erts, first Vice president; E. J. Ray, secretary, and the Rev. 1. O. Adams, chaplain, held a meeting this morning and decided to hold the sixth district conventioh in Bessemer on Tuesday. August 26. There will be degree work, interest ing lectures and illustrations of all of the Odd Fellows' homes in the Unit ed States. The committee will begin ut once to arrange a programme for the affair which promises to be one of the best ever given in this district. Within the next few weeks the new furnace of the Woodward Iron com pany at Woodward will be blown in. The stoves and furnaces have been completed and the brick linings aro being dried. When the blowing engines aro installed every detail will be ready. These will be of the rotary type, driven by 6000 horsepower turbines. The turbines W'ill have a condenser. Some time ago the company installed a condenser at their power plant and the two w'ill work in unison, using the same spray and cooling pond. There will be the usual preaching services at the First Baptist church on Sunday, both morning and evening. The subject for the morning service will be, “What Will You Do With Jesus?” and the evening subject will be, "The Parable of the Talents.” Af ter the evening service baptising w'ill take place. The Rev. M. K. Thornton w'ill officiate, and will leave on Mon day for Calhoun, Miss., where he will take part In a meeting for about 10 ! days. The Rev. I. F. Swallow, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will preach both evening and morning tomorrow. The subject for the morning service Will be: “Gird Thyself and Bind on Thy Sandals.” The subject for the evening service w’ill be: “The Lord Is God.” Miss Ruth Winters was a delightful hostess this afternopn when she enter tained the members of the Forty-two club. The reception room was artis tically arranged in ferns and cut flow ers. The punch bowl, which was half buried in ferns and roses, was gra ciously presided over by Misses Ada Huey and Ida Winters. Score was kept on dainty cards ti^d w'ith pink and green ribbons by tne hostess. The club prize, hand embroid ered lingerie, was won by Miss Jean ette Allen on a cut with Miss Elise Robinson, while the consolation fell to Mrs. J. S. Winters. At the conclu sion of the games a plate luncheon was served. GIRLS’ COUNCIL COMMITTEE TO MEET The central committee of the Older Girls’ council will hold a meeting to i morrow afternon at the headquarters of I the Birmingham Sunday School associa tion. in the Tjtle Guarantee building, to formulate plans for the campaign for or ganized classes, as decided by the coun cil at its last meeting. Tliis campaign will be city wide in its scope, hut each division will have charge of its own details. Deaths and Funerals Marcus Monroe Hooks Marcus Monroe Hooks, aged 72 years, died yesterday afternoon at the resi dence of his daughter, Mrs. Samuel Merritt. 1214 Cotton avenue. West End. Funeral services will be conducted to morrow morning at 10 o'clock from the residence with interment in Mcllwain cemetery. The deceased was a ('on federate veteran, having served throughout the war as a member of Company I, Twenty-eighth Alabama In fantry. He is survived by four daugh ters and one son. They are: Mrs. W. F. Eaves of Selma. Mrs. Merritt, Miss W. J. Hooks and Miss Lydia Hooks of Birmingham, and P. G. Hooks. Thomas Evans Thomas Evans, aged 35 years, died yesterday afternoon in n local infirm ary. Funeral arrangements will be an nounced later. Mrs. Norvell Cullom Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Norvell Cullom. who died Thurs day morning in a local infirmary of heart failure, were conducted yesterday morn ing from the residence of Smith Cullom, 1926 Avenue I. at 10 o’clock. The Rev. H, M. Edmonds and the Rev. Preston Blake officiated at the services. Inter ment was in Elmwood cemetery. Mrs. Miller L. Andos Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Miller T,. Andos, who died at the residence of her mother, Mrs. O. M. Watson of Aeipco, on Friday, were con ducted yesterday morning from the fam ily residence. Interment was In Walker chapel cemetery. Miss Mary Bancroft The remains of Miss Mary Bancroft, aged 56 years, who died early yesterday morning at the reeidence of her brother, Dr. J. D. Bancroft, 7722 Underwood ave nue, East l.ake, were sent to Livingston yesterday afternoon for Interment by the S. W. Woodln company. Samuel Walker The remains of Samuel Walker, aged 54 years, who died at Ills late residence, 6007 Second avenue, south, early yester day morning, will be sent to Maplesville tills morning for Interment by the S. W. Woodin Co. Funeral services over the remains will be conducted In Maples ville by the Order of Railway Conduc tors, of which the late Mr. Walker was a member. Joe M. Lee Centre, July 12.—(Special.)—After a brief but very painful lllnees Joe M. Lee, a well known citizen of this place, died to day. aged 55. He was born near town and most of Ills life was spent here. Ills widow, who, with a son and daughter, survive him. Is the only child of W. T. Smith, a merchant of Springville. W. C. Jenkins Camp Hill. July 12.— (Special. 1—W. C. Jenkins, former postmaster of Camp Hill and an old Confederate veteran, was burled here today. SHAW, the Undertaker. Phone a. L1GE LOT. Undertaker. Phone 7JI JOHNS' Undertaking Co. Phone 'jCk Crpmafinn Aduite, isbi cihimm, VjI CllldUUII $15. Cincinnati Creme* Ilea Co. office M Wiggins Block, «to ■Inn a (I, O., Boakleta tree. | GETS SCHOLARSHIP I JEROME A. FOX Birmingham boy who graduated from the University High shhool and who has been awarded a scholarship at Tulane university for 'the coming session REVOLUTION IN SOFIA RUMORED; FERDINAND SAID TO BE MURDERED (Contfnneri from Page Onc> are being hastily made for an advance toward tlie Ergenl line. The Bulgarian delegate, M. Natcho vlteh, tonight expressed regret at the* failure of his mission, which he had hoped would result in a Turco-Bul garian alliance. The mission «»f the Servian delegate. M. Pavovitch. has proved successful. It is said that an agreement between Turkey and Servia will be signed tomorrow. According to Turkish accounts, the agreement ensures to Turkey the re covery of a large part of Thrace. Nego tiations for an understanding between Turkey and Greece have been proceed ing at the same time, it is believed, with good prospects of a successful conclusion. It is announced in official circles that Roumania proposes to annex the quad raliteral formed by Sillstria, Rustchuk. Sh-umla and Varna. DETAILS OF CRIMES ALLEGED ARE GIVEN Athens, July 12.—A long statement issued by the minister of war gives details'of crimes alleged to have been committed by the Bulgarian troops while fleeing from the Greek army. “Priests, old men, women and chil dren," says the statement, ."suffered martyrdom after being subjected to un speakable treatment. Incendiarism was the order of the day. g Not a single church was respected and the savings of many people were stolen by Bul garian officers and soldiers." Bulgarians Retreating Belgrade, July 12.—A semi-official statement reports that throughout Fri day, along the entire front from Sail char to Badoviteh, a distance of about 300 miles, the Bulgarians were com pelled to retreat, hotly pursued. Near Kotchana feeble attacks by the Bulgars | were repulsed. At other points Bul garian detachments were crushed and In one instance 14 field batteries were captured. The Bulgars. unable to rally, ' abandoned their wounded. Contact has been established between the Servians and Greeks on the Ilado vitch-Strumitza line, as the result of which Macedonia has been partly cleared of the enemy's troops. Accounts received from Uskup report terrible barbarity on the part of the Bulgarians. Villages in their track were burned. Kujanevatz was pillaged and set on fire and Servian soldiers, wounded In defense of the town, were massacred. At Vratarnitza the bodies of seven old men were found mutilated by bayonets. Roumanians on Frontier Sofia, July 12.—Another Roumanian column of troops today occupied the ' village of Tchifut on the Bulgarian I frontier between Sillstria and the coast, I and is now advancing on the town of Bazarjik (Dobrltch), which is over crowded with refugees from the sur rounding country, consisting mostly of old men, women and children. Greek Soldiers Accused Sofia. July 12.—An official statement has been Issued by the government as fol lows: “The Greeks daily publish calumious statements accusing the Bulgarians of massacres and Incendiarism. In this con nection it must be pointed out that the Greek troops killed thousands of Bulga rians at Kilkish and Diran and burned their villages. A number of the refugees who succeeded in escaping have already arrived at Sofia. This in addition to the monstrous action against the Bulgarian garrison at Saloniki." A semi-official statement says: “Gen eral Ivanoff worthily commanded tlie Second Bulgarian army which, with In significant forces, executed a brilliant re treat. With three brigades it checked the advance of the whole Greek army, 100, 000 strong. It is known that the Greek army was held up for three days at Kilkish. where the Bulgarians had only six battalions. The Greeks took 10 days to reach Mount Beles. “The movements of the Second army will remain remarkable in history as a successful movement of weak contin gents against a force of overwhelming superiority. The Greeks will perhaps have an opportunity of testing the mili tary art of General Ivanoff and the high morale of his troops. “In the circumstances it is absurd to talk of the capture of General Ivanoff and two divisions." RATIFICATION OF STRIKE DEFERRED (Contlnned From Page One) Ralph M. Easley, chairman of that board [executive committee, and Marcus Marks, chairman of the mediation committee, at tended the meeting today. They urged the trainmen to delay decision until after the Washington conference and invited 1 them to be represented at It. Mr. Low de j scribed the purpose of the conference and what measures it was proposed to take , toward the Erdman act with a. view to facilitating arbitration. Representatives Named Washington, July 12.—Secretary of Labor William Wilson tonight made public the names of the representatives of the railroads and of railroad em ployes who will confer with President Wilson. • Representatives of the employes will be Warren S. Stone of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, W. S. Carter of the Brotherhood of Firemen and Englnemen and possibly A. B. Garret son of the Order of Railway Conduc tors and W. G. Lee of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen. Senator Newlands, chairman of the Senate interstate commerce committee; Representative Clayton, chairman of the House Judiciary committee; Representa tive Mann, republican leader of the | House; President Seth Low and Chair I man Ralph M. Easley of executive ' council of the National Civic federation, also have signified their acceptance of the President's invitation. Automobile Stolen The automobile of Dr. M. A. j-iaw klns of 2030 Highland avenue was re ported stolen last night about 10:30 o'clock at police headquarters. The automobile is described as a six-pas senger^ Studebaker with Alabama license No. 441. SAYS VI S Villi SUSTI ENATORS Marcus Weil Says Thornton and Ransdall Represent People’s Views To'the Editor of The Age-Herald: An afternoon paper of yesterday seems to censure Senators Thornton and Ransdell from Louisiana because they are democrats, tor voting against free sugar as these senators are under the impression it would destroy those line sugar plantations in their state. The paper further says in the next elections the voters of said state would likely retire them. Tn the congressional election last January Louisiana polled 65,618 votes Every democrat in the sugar country of Louisiana consisting of the First. Second. Third and Sixth congressional districts, was elected and polled 40,313 votes. The balance of the state, con sisting of the Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Eighth districts, and even portions of those counties raise sugar, polled 25.305 votes. And as I was raised in Louisiana and lived there 20 years of my life. 1 de sire to inform the public of Alabama that Senators Thornton and Ransdell are standing by their people and will be re-elected by a larger mnpority than they w’ere before, by voting as they do. Yours truly. MARCUS WEIL Birmingham. July 12, 1913. Siddons Held J. (’. Siddons \vas arrested last night on a charge of passing worthless checks. The charges were preferred by the Birmingham hotel. NUMBER OF MADE By There was unusual activity displayed by the police last night in raids on al leged gambling houses. Chief of Police George 11. Bodeker was in personal charge of the raids, which were made in all parts of the. city until an early hour this morning. From 10 o’clock last night until 2 o’clock this morning the police patrol was kept busy bringing prisoners In. One of tlie first places visited was at Twenty-first street and Eighth avenue, north, where eight white men were ar rested. Tlds raid was made by Chief Bodeker and Detectives Goldstein, Mc Gill and Christian. All the men made bond immediately. Shortly afterwards Chief Bodeker. with Detectives Daly and Garner, raided a place In the Fox building and five arrests were made. Murphy Goes to Dallas Detective William Murphy left for Dallas, Tex., last night to take in charge Ed Jones, a white man, who is being held by the Dallas police* pending the arrival of a Birmingham officer. Jones is charged with obtaining money under false pretenses. It Is alleged that sev eral days ago he passed a worthless check. The charges were preferred by W. A. Dameron, a clerk at the Morris hotel. Officer Reed Has Appendicitis Policeman H. II. Reed was seized with appendicitis early yesterday morning. East night he was success fully operated upon and it was stated at the infirmary that he would be able to resume bis duties in about six weeks. BOYKIN WILL AID Prominent Washington Cit izen Will Manage Fight in That County Montgomery, July 13.—(Special.)—Frank Boykin of Culvert, Washington county, will manage Capt. Reuben F. Kolb's cam paign in-that county, and will serve on ti.e Mobil© county executive committee for Captain Kolb. Announcement to this f fect was made today by Walter Richard son of Montgomery, campaign manager for Captain Kolb. Manager Richardson expressed himself as highly pleased with Captain Kolb's ►prospects In the various sections of the state, declaring that h’e has positive as surance that his candidate is making rapid advancement all over Alabama. It Is the purpose of Mr. Richardson to appoint a local manager in every county in the stat e and campaign committees will be organized in the various beats and voting precincts In these counties. "We are no a getting our campaign well organised,” said Manager Richardson, “and we feel greatly encouraged over the many assurances oJ support which we aie daily receiving from all parts of the state. Captain Kolb does not feel the least doubt as to his nomination for governor, believ ing that he will be an easy winner "or the highest office in the state. “We are organizing campaign commit tees in every county In the state, appoint ing local managers, and doing other good work looking to fie advancement of Cap tain Kolb’s interests. We are already achieving line results, and T do not hes itate to say that Captain Kolb will defeat his opponents in the race for governor. ' Hood & Wheeler The Home Furnishers | 2012-14 Third Avenue Thrifty Furniture Buyers Will Find Genuine Bargains Here—But Hurry Just 40 Solid Oak Swings Special Monday and Tuesday; hung on your porch ..••_ —This Swing is built of solid oak, bolted construction, very strong and good looking, dust 40 in the lot to sell while they last; complete with chains and tf»Q Off hung on your porch .... «pO«^0 l-—----— A Lot of Mission Porch Rockers To Close Out AT COST —Here’s an unusual oppor tunity to save on Porch Fur niture. —We have small lot of all wood porcli rockers; some finished early English and some green; which we are going to put on sale Monday and sell out at cost. —They won’t last long; come early. Fine Fumed Oak Dining Room Furniture Now Occupies First Floor. — We particularly direct attention to the splendid display of Fumed Oak Dining Room Furniture now occupying the main section of our first floor. —We do not think you will find so com plete and fine a showing of this beautiful furniture anywhere else. We know, qual ity for quality, you cannot meet the HOOD & WHEELER LOW prices. A\ lien you buy dining room furniture, buy good furniture—buy this Hood & Wheeler “stands the saw test” and lasts a-lifetime furniture. It is cheaper when you buy—and cheaper in the long run. Fumed Oak Dining Room Furniture in this display is priced $65.00 to $250.00 the suite. Brighten Up Your Porch With This Good Fibre Rush ODD LOTS AT COST theie s no Porch Furniture f|uite so pretty, com fortable an.l durable as Fibre Rush. We’ye furnished so many porches with it this season, stocks are broken and odd pieces have accumulated. Monday we place on sale at cost a number of pieces_ rockeis, chairs, settees and tables; also a few complete sets. The hot months are ahead of you, make \rour porch com fortable for a small outlay. Why Don’t You Exchange Your Old Furniture For New? —We want you to take advantage of HOOD & WHEELER’S “New Furniture For Old” plan. It is a straight forward business proposition. We buy nil your old, worn, out-of-date furniture and pay its full value. You may then apply the proceeds on purchase of the new furniture you need and want. —Take stock of what you have, call us up and we’ll send a representative out to talk the proposition over. Hundreds of Bir mingham people have refurnished their homes at trifling cash outlay by means of the ‘‘New Furniture For Old” plan. - We operate an exclusive second hand store at 2111 2d avenue, where all the sec ond hand furniture we can buy is refinished and sold at bargain counter prices. No second hand, or tor that matter shopworn, furniture is permitted at the'big 2012 14 3d avenue store.