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Capital and Surplus
G. G. Britton of Anniston, S. S. War
ren of Atlanta and J. I a I>owles of Cull
man are registered at the Empire.
R. A. Mitchell of Gadsden, R. H. Cross
well of Montgomery and C. O. Jaggars
of Cullman are at the Metropolitan.
L. M. Morris of Mobile, C. E. Lewis
of Acton ^.nd Henry Caldw*eli of Flor
ence are among those at the Birming
C. E. Wood of Mobile, G. E. Galley
of Auburn and J. A. Jenkins of Mont
gomery are guests at the Morris.
H. S. Rubage of Gadsden, C. E. How
ell of Talladega and O. W. Dailey of An
niston are stopping at the Florence.
J. A. Fuller of Troy, M. E. Hogan
of Blocton and W. T. Jemison of New
Decatur are registered at the Hillman.
Deal With Financea of City of Bir
mingham—Can Be Secured at the
Chamber of Commerce
The three reports of the finance ami
taxation committee of the Chamber of
Commerce dealing with the financial con
dition of the city, which were ordered
printed in pamphlet form, have been re
ceived from the printer and are ready
for distribution. Secretary W. C. Rad
Cliffe of the chamber states that anyone
interested in the question can secure a
copy either by personal application at
the office or by mail.
The reports are very extensive and deal
with the financial needs of the city very
fully. The committee also suggests a
remedy to relieve present conditions. The
first report was made by the committee
on finance of which Henry U. dims is
chairman. The second report was of
fered by ('apt. Romalne Boyd, city at
torney and a member of the finance com
mittee, the third report W'as made by
Chairman Sims and other members of
the committee.
The pamphlets will not be sent out
broadcast but anyone sufficiently inter
ested in the question, which is said to
be the most important one that has ever
come before the chamber, can secure a
copy on application.
Executive Committee of Association
Meets—Frank Enters F'our Horses
in Racing Events
The executive committee, headed by
B. B. Burton, president, of the Ala
bama State Fair and Exhibit association,
met yesterday in tlie rooms of the Bus
iness Men’s league and took up several
important matters connected with the
approaching state fair. A buffet lunch
eon was served. Arrangements for the
fair are rapidly being completed and
some of the important details were out
The entries for the closed racing events
arc all in, many noted stables being
represented. The latest entre was that
f»f A. II. Frank of Memphis, Tenn., a
well known millionaire horseman, who
drives his own horses in the races. Ho
will bring four of his best trotting and
pacing horses and will compete in the
big events. The horses entered by Mr.
Frank are “John Huskln,” “Scamp,"
“Margaret Carroll" and “Babette S.”
Will Be Accompanied by Erskine
Ramsay and Robert
Jemison, Jr.
President Culpepper Exum's vacation
plans Include a lengthy automobile tour
through the New England states and his
car has already been shipped to Phila
delphia, from where the automobile tour
will begin.
Mr. Exmn said yesterday that Erskine
Ramsay and Robert Jemison, Jr., would
accompany him. They will motor from
Philadelphia to Massachusetts, where
they will be joined by Mrs. Exum and
Mrs. Jemison and the tour will continue
through the New England states. A large
part of the route, It Is said, lies through
the Berkshire mountains, and unless some
thing happens to change the plans of the
party they do not expect to get back to
Birmingham much before October 1.
Protective Association Re
Suburban Branches
Adam Pow of Ensley was unanimously j
elected president of the Merchants* Pro
tective association of Jefferson county at
a meeting held yesterday in the direc
tors’ rooms of the Chamber of Com
merce.. The meeting yesterday was
called for the purpose of consolidating
the several branches of the association
located in. the suburbs of Birmingham
and to reorganize as one central body.
The meeting was attended by about 50
merchants of the greater city, the ma
jority being from the suburban towns.
The organization has for its purpose!
the protection of Its members against
undesirable creditors and to promote the j
welfare of the retail merchants generally, j
The meeting was very successful, the j
short talks of President Pow, J. W.
O’Neill, J. D. Brown and others were re
ceived with enthusiasm, the new organ
ization starting under the most favorable
The meeting was called to order by Mr.
Pow, who was made temporary chair
man, and alter the preliminaries had
been concluded an election was held with
the following result: Adam Pow, Ens
ley, president; J. D. Brown, Birmingham,
secretary and treasurer; F. O. Harris,
Ensley, first vice president. Nine other
vice presidents were elected as follows:
M. H. Bennett, Pratt City; T. J. Bat
son, Bessemer; J. A. Roberts, Bessemer;
C. E. OSment, West End; G. B. Britten,
iNofth Birmingham; John W. O'Neill,
Birmingham'; J. T. Abernathy, Birming
ham; R. C. Arthur, Woodlawn; J. W. \
McDonald, Avondale.
The following committees were named:
On revision of by-laws, J. E. Davis, Mr. ;
Markham, Mr. Frost and C. E. Osment;
on legislation, John W. O'Neill. T. W.
Benton, C. E. Osment, J. W. McDon- ,
aid and M. H. Bennett. A committee was •
appointed to secure permanent headquar
ters, which will probably be located in
the Chamber of Commerce building.
Charles Henderson, president of the
state railroad commission, accompanied
by several Louisville and Nashville offi
cials and other railroad men, witnessed
practical tests of weighing cars at the
Boyles yards yesterday morning. The trip
to Boyles by the president of the railroad
commission is the first ever taken by a
railroad commissioner for that purpose.
It was caused by the hearing here as to
reweighlng cars by railroads delivering
to retail coal dealers.
The railroad interests are protesting bit
terly against such an order as will cause
them to rewelgh without compensation
all cars when requested by the consignee.
That the tests yesterday as demonstrated
to President Henderson will result in his
forming a clearer opinion as to the meth
ods now in vogue is generally believed.
Tn addition to looking over the scales
and watching some weights at Boyles, it
has been announced that the railroad
commission will inaugurate some surprise
tests from time to time on the various
railroads in an effort to get their own data
as to the reweight proposition. The ease
will not be definitely determined lor some
Coal Man Says Business Outlook Is
Very Satisfactory
Cyrus Garnsey, general manager of
the Galloway Coal company, Is in the
city engaged in looking over the local
situation. He will visit Garnsey, one
of the company’s main operations, to
day and will return to Memphis to
morrow' night. Mr. Garnsey said yes
terday that the outlook is very bright
and that conditions so far as his com
pany is concerned suited him. Mr. G&rn
sey has caused to he made quite a num
ber of extensive Improvements at the
operations in this state.
Mr. Garnsey said yesterday that the
orders booked for coal this season hacl
measured qp well and that the oper
ations at his mines were very satis
factory. He will be here July 26 to at
tend the annual meeting of the Ala
bama Operators’ association.
Marriage Licenses
The following marriage licenses were
issued yesterday in the office of the pro
bate clerk:
F. R. Brooks of Bessemer and Miss
Mabel Alfred.
Robert Garner of Birmingham and Miss
Lela Jones.
Hobert Trayweck of Birmingham and
Miss Bertha Trayweck.
Francesco Periola of Ensley and Miss
Luletti Albano.
Hugh Gilmore of Ensley and Miss Mag
gie Marshall.
E. P. Brittanix of Birmingham and
Miss Gussie E. Brown.
Gail Joyce of Birmingham and Miss
Willie .Ellen Burdett.
Steele Curtis of Birmingham and Miss
Cora Vaughn.
Capitaf$500,000.00 Surplus (Earned) $550,000.00
Birmingham Trust & Savings Co.
Capital and Surplus $1,050,000.00
WE BELIEVE In the policy of Conservation and Safety.
WE BELIEVE that a bank should forego a possible profit, rather
than accept business Involving undue risk.
WE BELIEVE that a bank should serve the public, as well as make
profits for Its shareholders.
WE BELIEVE that each customer, large or small, ahould receive
the same careful, courteous treatment.
A. W. SMITH, President
TOM O. SMITH, V.-Preeldent
W. H. MANLY, Cashier
BENSON CAIN, Asst. Cashier
C. D. GOTTEN, Asat Cashier
E. W. FINCH, Asst Cashier
4 Per Cent Paid On Savings Deposits
The problem In municipal politics as to
whether or not Culpepper Exum, president
of the commission, would make an effort
to succeed himself is solved.
Mr. Exum announced yesterday that he
would not be a candidate in the ensuing
The president gives two reasons for hav
ing reached his determination. The first is
that his physicians have forbidden him
again to endanger his health, and the sec
ond is the necessity that he give ids per
sonal business more attention than he
could were he again to be elected to the
At the present time there are two can
didates for the presidency of the commis
sion, George B. Ward, former mayor, and
Clement R. Wood, the yonug socialist. It
Is the general impression that before .the
conclusion of the week, John R. [lornady,
managing editor of the Ledger, will for
mally announce his candidacy. Unless
the indications are borne out In regard
to Mr. Hornady, Mr. Ward will be elected
without material opposition.
Exum's Formal Statement
Mr. Exum issued a very brief state
ment. It follows:
“After long, careful and earnest con
sideration, I have determined not to enter
the race to succeed myself.
“I would have the people distinctly to
understand that I deeply appreciate the
honor they had done me, because it is a
great honor to be placed at the head of j
the municipal government of Birming
"The reasons that have actuated me In
reaching this determination are two in
'Tn the first place my physicians have
forbidden that I again Imperil my health,
which has only recently been restored. In
the second place, my personal affairs
have become so extensive that they are
entitled to all the effort that I will feel
justified in exerting.
"I recognize and appreciate that there
are many great problems still confronting
the city of Birmingham—the greatest, of
course, being the problem concerning
finances—and J would be glad to aid In
their solution. This I will do iii my pri
vate capacity despite t'he fact that T
will not be again connected officially with
the municipal government.”
Has Fine Record
Mr. Exum was elected mayor in the
general election following the death of
Capt. Frank P. O’Brien. He has served
the city to the exclusion of his own busi
ness. Although he is president of several
large enterprises, during ids incumbency
he has served himself not more than 12
hours. During his administration the com
mission government bill was enacted, and
other Important steps taken which have
worked for progress and internal devel
During the last session of the legislature
In* served valiantly in behalf of the com
mission government bill and other meas
ures affecting Birmingham, and spent tn
behalf of the city the sum of $1500, which
amount he never made an effort to have
the government return to him.
It is considered certain that had ,he de
termined to enter the field for re-election
he would have made a vigorous campaign,
and one in which he would have been a
formidable candidate. His term will ex
pire in September.
May Work to Secure Pro
posed Armor Plate Plant
for Birmingham
Erskine Ramsay and Culpepper
Exum, two of Birmingham’s well
known citizens, are going east Sunday,
perhaps on the same train that* will
carry W. P. G. Harding to Washington,
where the latter expects to make some
strong arguments for the location in
Birmingham of the suggested armor
plate plant.
Whether Mr. Exum and Mr. Ramsay
will be prevailed upon to stop over and
lend their efforts to those of Mr. Hard
ing In presenting Birmingham’s claims
for the proposed plant, was undeter
mined yesterday. Both Mr. Exum and
Mr. Ramsay are very much interested
in getting new plants for this district
and it is generally regarded as cer
tain that if they have a chance they
will put in a good word or two in con
nection with the proposed plant.
The statement in The Age-Herald
yesterday morning from Washington
giving some details as to the. tremen
dous economy that would result if the
plants are built, created much interest
in Birmingham. The figures were care
fully scrutinized by prominent iron and
steel experts who said that the govern
ment would overlook a fine chance of
relieving the treasury if the plan to
make its own armor plate was not
carried through.
Among local citizens it is believed
that this armor plate programme will
be carried through by the present ad
ministration, which is pledged to gov
ernmental economies.
Was for Many Years One of the Most
Prominent Citizens in North
Athens. July 17.—(Special.)—'The remains
of Maj. Eugene C. Gordon, who died on
a train near McAllister, Okla., Tuesday
night, reached Athens this morning, ac
companied by his daughter, Mrs. Henry
Bishop, and her husband, General Bishop
of Amarillo, Tex., and they were buried
this afternoon from the home of Mr.
M&cklin Hobbs, one of the major’s closest
friends. Major Gordon lived in Athens
for many years, and tie was one of the
best known men in the south. He was
the founder of Sheffield, the originator of
the boom that built New Decatur, and he
built many railroads in the south, re
cently having completed one in Texas.
He was a man universally esteemed and
He leaves two cultured daughters, Mrs.
Bishop of Amarillo and Mrs. Allen Turner
of New Orleans. The shock of his sudden
death was a blow to his many friends in
this section. He was the only surviving
brother of the late Gen. John B. Gordon,
who was honored with everything that
Georgia could bestow in politics. Major
Gordon was the youngest major in the
southern confederacy, being a major be
fore- he was 20 years of age. He was a
great force in the southern development
and in social life he always stood for the
highest ideals. He was married to Miss
Sally Crenshaw, a member of one of the
oldest families in this county, many yeurs
ago, while he was pastor of the Baptist
church here, and she preceded him to the
grave a number of years ago.
Camp Hardee Meets Tomorrow
Camp Hardee will hold its regular semi
monthly meeting tomorrow afternoon at 3
o'clock in the auditorium of the Chamber
of Commerce. A very Interesting pro
gramme has been prepared for this meet
ing. N. F. Thompson, who was one of
General Forrest's escorts, will tell some
thing of that officer. He will also tell
of the battle of Selma, the last fought by
Forrest. Another feature of the pro
gramme is the address of J. F. McLaugh
lin, who will describe his recent trip to
Gillis Badly Shocked
Frank Gillis, an uhderground electrician
in the employ of the Birmingham Rail
way, Light and Power company, came in
contact with a live wire and was severe
ly shocked yesterday morning about 7:30
o'clock at Twentieth street in the vicinity
of Powell avenue. Shaw's ambulance re
moved Gillis to the St. Vincent's hospital,
where it is said he will recover.
Work on Library Board
Commissioner Weatherly wsb still work
ing yesterday on the naming of a library
board to take over and conduct the public
library, but stated that the list had not
yet been completed. It is probable that if
this list can be completed the members
will be formally voted upon at the com
mission meeting today.
One raise was disallowed yesterday by
the board of revenue in the hearing of the
property tax raises as submitted by Capt.
J. V. Allen, back tax commissioner, that
of Mrs. 8. O, Higgins, who contended that
her present tax assessment was just and
fair* The following raises were passed on 1
by the board, all being by agreement be
tween the property owner and (’aptain
M. W. Ganster, $10; Andrew J. and Mrs.
I M. J. Harper, $130; G. W. Harrell, $400,
John Harris, $500; C. S. Harrison, $300;
Mrs. Alice Hawkins. $500; H. W. Hawkins.
$150; Mrs. Pearl M. Hawkins, $200; Mrs.
8. C. Harden, $1020; J. O. Hayley, $500;
Bertha K. Hayes, $900; Mrs. J. O. Kelly,
$800; Mrs. C. G. Herferman, $3)0; Mrs.
Maggie Henderson, $300; J. M. Henry
(col.) $300 Mrs. G. S. Hewes, $550; Mrs. M.
W. Hickman. $300; Fed A. Hickman, $800;
Mrs. N. P. Hicks, $240; Burt Higgins, $200;
H. T. Wild rest, $600; Mrs, S. S. Hobbs,
$250; C. L. Hogan, $550; Rev. L. A. Holmes,
$100; Mrs. Sarah S. Huff, $200; Mrs. A. A.
Hunt, $400; A. F. Hurley, $300; Mrs. Willie
Hurg, $320; Mrs. S. D. Hust, $20o: Mrs. G.
W. Javkson, $250; J. S. Jackson, $300; G. b.
Jackson, $450; John Jeff, $300; H. G. Jerni
gan, $250; A. S- Johnston, $100; D. A.
Johnston, $500; Rov Johnson. $250; William
A. Johnson, $80; K. S. Johnson, $680.
Wetumpka Horrified by Ac
cident Which May Cost
Little Girl's Life
Wetumpka, July 17.—(Special.)—The en
tire community was horrified last night
to learn that little Alice Freeman, only
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mac Free
man of West Wetumpka. had been in
jured probably fatally by the fast train
at Elmore station.
The little child was at the station to
watch, the train go by, and a Jittle pet
dog ran frolicking across the track. Quick
as a flash Alice escaped from the cousin
who had her in charge and followed the
dog just as the train rushed in. So close
was she that the air current blew her
with terrific force against the iron post,
on which was the mail crane.
The child’s skull was fractured. Im
mediately relatives rushed her to Mont
gomery to a hospital, where an operation
was performed last night. Mr. and Mrs.
Mac Freeman and a local physician mo
tored to Montgomery tg meet them and
the heartbroken parents are now at the
little one’s bedside, but very little hope
is given them by doctors or nurses.
Mayor and Mrs. F. W. Bull and chil
dren will leave in a few days for a motor
trip through Alabama, Georgia and North
| (’arolina, winding up at Wrightsville
I Beach. *
Bloodhounds Are Used on Trail Which
Results in the Arrest of
Local Man
Haleyville, July 17.—(Special.)—A fresh
outberak of store burglary developed yes
terday, when the stores of the Drake |
Mercantile company, the postoffice and i
the drug store of the Foster Drug com
pany were all found In more or less dis- i
order and the front windows smashed.
The cash register In one store was
smashed and drawers thrown around, j
some stamps taken from the postoffice!
and drinks and cigars from th| drug store.
As it Is only a few weeks since two other
stores were entered, the Drake Mercan
tile company kept their doors closed and
roped off the entrance and telegraphed to
Lawrenceburg, Tenn., for bloodhounds,
which as soon as they arrived on the 3:26
P. A. train took up a trail which led to
the house of Isaac Tittle, who was ur
On Thursday evening the Haleyvllle
district conference of the M. E. church
South convenes at Kackleburg. The open
ing sermon will be preached by the Rev.
R. M. Archibold of Birmingham. Quite
a number from Haleyvllle expect to at
A team of ball players from Florence
played the local team yesterday, defeating
Haleyville by a score of 7 to 5. This is
the first time Haleyvllle has been beaten
this year.
$10,000—Alabama Mortgage and Real
ty company; officers, M. J. Dillard, pres
ident and treasurer; S. Dillard, vice
president, and W. kL Conner, secretary.
Will Look Over Properties
Financed by Sperling
& Company
To inspect properties in Mexico
financed by Sperling & Co., of Lon
don, which bankers also are financing
the water power developments in this
state, W. W. Freeman, managing di
rector of the local company, has sailed
for Mexico. He is being accompanied by
|J. H. Darlington of New York, con
sulting engineer for Hie English bank
Mr. Freeman intends to land at
Vera Cruz, and from that port he will
visit Mexico City and other points in
tiie southern republic. Mr. Freeman an
nounced the proposed trip several
weeks ago and although the situation
in Mexico lias recently been far from
satisfactory he was disinclined to post
pone his visit.
The officials of the Alabama Power
company, it is understood, do not fear
for the personal safety of Mr. Free
man and Mr. Darlington. The Amer
! lean legation in Mexico City is in
[charge of Secretary O’Shaungnessy, des
ignated by W. J. Bryan. Secretary of
State, to act while Ambassador Wil
son was in Washington discussing the
.itition w'ith President Wilson and
stute depart men officials. So far as
known no prominent American has
been annoyed in Mexico especially those
whose interests are entirely British,
upon whom Mexico is relying for her
financial aid.
Mr. Freeman and Mr. Darlington, al
though American subjects, are looking
after British interests and are there
fore entitled to and will receive the
protection not only of the United
States but tlie British officials as well.
Mr. Freeman and Mr. Darlington will
be in Mexico about two weeks. The*
will return here from that city by way
of Havana.
Booker T. Washington on Lynchings
To the Editor of The Age-Herald.
At tlie end of the first three months
of the present year l called attention to
the fact that 14 lynchings had taken place
Six months have now passed and 10 addi
tional lynchings have occurred. For the
same period a year ago there were 86
lynchings, making a reduction of 12 as
compared with last year. The smaller
number Indicates a growing regard for
law and order.
In connection with two of these lynch
ings the conduct of the mob, according
to the newspaper reports, was exceeding
ly barbarous and inhuman. In one case
It is slated that the mob went so far as
to cut off the ears, fingers, toes and
lips of the individual in order to keep
them for souvenirs. In still another case
it is stated that the mob dragged the vic
tim along the streets, beat the body with
a crowbar, then boiled the body in oil,
then set fire to it. then strung the body
up to an electric light pole in the center
of the town in the glare of the electric
lights and shot over 1000 bullets into the
body. It is further stated that 5000 per
sons, including many young white wom
en, witnessed these acts. So far, no per
son has been arrested.
The crimes for which individuals were
lynched since I last called attention to
this matter were as follows:
April 5, a negro at Mon dak, Mont., for
shooting officers attempting to arrest
May 5. a negro at Appling, Ga., for
filing pistol and creating disturbance.
May 12, a negro at Hogansville, Ga.,
for killing a white man.
Date unknown, a negro at Issaqueana.
Miss., attempted murder.
Date unknown, a negro at Springfield,
Miss., muderous assault.
Date unknown, a negro at Hickory,
Mias., murderous assault.
June 4, a negro at Beaumont. Tex., ac
cused with tw'O others of attacking a
party of white men.
June 13, a negro at Anadarko, Okla..
for murder.
June, a negro at Hot Springs, Ark., for
rape and murder.
June 23, a negro at Americus, Ga., for
shooting an officer.
Out of the 36 lynchings, in only one
case was the crime of rape charged
against the individual that was lynched.
Tuskegee, July 15, 1913.
Attracts Attention in Evansville
To the Editor of The Age-Herald:
We have received the issue com
memorating the silver jubilee of The
Age-Herald and we cannot refrain from
complimenting you on its splendid
It is a work of art and is in keep
ing with the spirit that characterizes
everything that is done in Birmingham.
The issue is on file in our library and
has attracted much attention.
We wish The Age-Herald continued
success and hope its growth will keep
pace with that of the wonderful city
It has largely helped to develop. Yours
very truly, J. C. KELLER,
Evansville, Ind., July 15, 1913.
Beal Estate Transfers
Deeds were placed on record yester
day in the office of the probate court
showing the following transfers of
property, the consideration being $1000
or more:
$1000—S. E. Brown Land company to
Nora E. Gambill; lots 10, 11, 12 and 13,
block 5, map and survey of the proper
ty known as Roebuck Highlands.
$1000—Janet Mauchllne to H. P.
Davis; lot 4. Mrs. Janet Mauchline’s re
survey of block 4, plan and survey of
the city of Birmingham.
$2250—W. J. Washington to Wood
lawn Supply company; lot 3, block 8.
map and survey of Woodlawn.
$5000—S. E. Gillespie to W. H. Gil
lespie, part of lot 2, map and survey
of the Phelan-Thornpson's addition to
the city of Birmingham.
A Fighting
* I feel like a fighting cock ”
i» the expression of the man
wilh an active liver—he
tackles his work with vim—
he is successful—nine times
out of ten you will find he
Tutt’s Pills
which have been used by a
million people with satisfac
tory result. At your drug
gist’s sugar coated or plain.
We’d Like to Know Your Boy
Let him come to
the bank or bring him
in and introduce him
to our Savings De
partment Manager.
He can take home
a well-built, shiny
savings bank like
this and drop into it
the little coin that
some day will help
start his life success.
$1 deposit opens a
savings account and
gets the back.
Will Probably Remain Until
Mr. Exum Returns
From Rest
City Commissioner A. O. Lane has
abandoned his vacation plans for the
present. He stated that he has indefi
nitely postponed leaving the city.
Judge Lane was reticent about dis
cussing the matter but It Is known that
hls reason for abandoning his vacation
plans at the present time is because lie
does not believe he should leave the
city and thereby cause the city commis
sion to be without a quorum for some
several weeks. It is generally under
stood that he will not leave town until
President Exum returns from Ills vaca
tion, which begins Sunday and which
probably will last several weeks. Tf
Judge Lane had left yesterday as he
bad Intended it would have left the
city government in the hands of Com
missioner Weatherly alone for the next
several weeks and Mr. Weatherly
might have been greatly handicapped
if anything Important had come up by
reason of the fact that he could not
have taken any official action without
the consent of the majority of the com
Judge Lane stated yesterday that
there were some important tilings
pending before the commission at the
present time and therefore he would not
leave until he knew there would be a
quorum of the commission while lie was
gone. The judge states he is in the best
of health but admits his physician has
told him that a vacation of a couple !
of weeks would allow him to rest up
and Teel much better.
Judge Lane did not appoint a soda
fountain inspector yesterday, after he
had determined not to leave the city
at this time. He states that such an
official will be named in the very near
Citizen Reports Seeing Four
Overturned Cars Along
That Road Yesterday
Within the last 60 days during
nights, torrid and almost unbearable,
joy riding in and around Birmingham
has received a decided impetus. The net
results are that it is estimated that
over $50,000 worth of damage has been
done In wrecks to automobiles and that
no less than 20 persons have received
more or less serious Injury, all of which
was successfully concealed. To put an
end to this campaign of unrestrained
destruction and injury Sheriff Walter
K. McAdory, it is stated, will bo asked
to place several deputies along the Mt.
Pinson road.
Compaints have been made during
the past few days by prominent Bir
mingham men who have homes on the
Mt. Pinson road in regard to the joy
riders in that neighborhood.
While returning to the city from his
country home yesterday morning one of
the members of the summer colony on
the Mt. Pinson road observed no less
than four touring cars upturned. One
of them, a Hudson ,,6,” was smashed,
it was said, beyond repair. The car
had probably collided with an oak tree
and the steering wheel, the front
seats, the wind shield and the front
wheels were severed from tFTfe remain
der of the automobile.
Other wrecks testifying to the ter
rible races on that road resulting in
destruction and Injury were notc?d. It
is stated that the Mt. Pinson road Is
the racing spot for a perfect caravan
of nocturnal seekers of unrestrained
freedom and that the nights are made
a bedlam of song and laughter.
Sunday School Convention Held
Syluoauga, July 17.—(Special.)—The Sun
day school convention ot the Coosa River
Baptist association met with the Talla
dega Springs Baptist church yesterday.
A number of prominent workers were
present and made addresses In the dlf
ferent phases of Sunday school work. The
followng officers were selected for the
ensuing year; President, Joseph \V. liai
son; vice president, R. H. McCain; secre
tary and treasurer. J. H. Hastin. ’
Social Workers Meet
The Social Workers' association of Bir
mingham met yesterday afternoon in the
library of the Chamber of Commerce and
after a brief session paid a visit to the
free dispensary and the anti-tuberculosis
camp on Red mountain. They made «
close Inspection of each place.
Building Permit
The following building permit was is
sued yesterday In Jhe office of the build
ing inspector:
SlIXM)—A. S. Smith, 110g Fourth avenue;
one-story frame reaidence.
Commission Will Hold Con
ference Before Meeting
This Afternoon
The city commission will hold a confer
pnce this morning at 30 o’clock on th#
traffic ordinance and other matters that
are to come before the commission thi»
afternoon. Action on several matters that
have been pending for some time is de
sired today before President Exunt
eaves on his summer vacation.
None of the commissioners would say
yesterday just what amendments If any*
would be made to the traffic ordinance to
day. ft 1h generally believed the law will
be udopted, however, as It has been passed
over several times and all members of
the commission are known to be anxiou*
to get it on the statute books.
While the commissioners refuse to Indi
cate w hat action will be taken, it is gen
erally believed that the section In regard
to the parking of automobiles will he re
pealed or changed In some way following
the objections made to it last Tuesday by
a committee of 100 doctors. The proposi
tion of exempting the doctors from th#
effects of the ordinance, it Is not believed,
will meet with favor. It Is generally con
sidered that the section will be repealed,
and this part of the traffic regulation#
will continue the same as they have been
in the past, or else the time limit for the
parking of automobiles on the downtown
streets will be increased from 20 minutea
to 30 or 40 minutes.
The appointment of a smoke hoard of
consulting engineers, the library board
and one or two other matters may come
up today. This will be the last meeting
with ail three commissioners present in
probably the next several weeks.
Conference Held at Which Mr. Ford
Says Birmingham Is Not
The cheaper gas proposition Is now fn
the hands of City Commissioner James
Weatherly. At the second conference yes
terday between President C. Exum, Mr*
Weatherly, President A. H. Ford of the
gas company and his attorney, Lee CU
Bradley, more data was submitted by Mr.
Ford, but no definite action was taken.
Mr. Exum announced after the confer-4
ence that as he was leaving the city Sun
day, the gas matter would be left in the
hands of Mr. Weatherly and City Attor
ney Boyd. Tlie data submitted by Mr.
Ford yesterday was not verified, It is stat
ed. Mr. Ford contends that Birmingham
is now enjoying as cheap a gas rate as
any other city of like size and popula
The matter will be taken up again, but
no time was set at the conference yes
terday for the next meeting. The matter
of cheaper gas was brought up here some
several weeks ago when a report was
made to the commission by City Attorney
Boyd to the effect that Birmingham was
paying more for gas than other cities of
the country of similar area and popula
tion. The franchise of th»- gas company
• alls for a rale here that is equal to the
rates charged in other cities of like size
and population.
On Face in Red Pimples. Itched
and Burned. Scratched Until
Bled. Ashamed of Face. Cuti
cura Soap and Ointment Cured.
Franklinton, La “About four yean
ero my face broke out la little red pimple*.
At first the eczema did not bother, but
nually tne pimples began Itch•
lng and burning and then
I there came little raised places.
I I suffered untold misery. I
scratched them until they
hied and L could not sleep at
night. I was ashamed of my
face and 1 could not bear to
touch it.
■ * 11 h ■ * i tried different remedies
without result until I tried Cuticura Soap
and Ointment and in six weeks they com
pletely cured my face. That was nine
months ago and no sign has appeared
since.’' (Signed) Mrs. Leola StenneU.
Dec. 14. 1912.
The following is a most effective and eco
nomical treatment: Gently smear the af
fected parts with Cuticura Ointment, on the
end of the Unger, but de not rub. Wash off
the Cuticura Ointment in five minutes with
Cuticura Soap and hot water and continue
bathing for some minutes. This treatment
is best on rising and retiring. At other
times use Cuticura Soap freely for the toilet
and bath, to assist in preventing inflamma
tion. irritation and dogging or the pores.
Sold by druggists and dealers throughout
the worlJ. Liberal sample of each mailed
free with 32-p. Skin Book. Address post
card ’Cuticura, Dept. T. Boston.”
PsrMen who shave and shampoo with
ticura Soau will ilnd it best for skin and scalps

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