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MANY NEW CHURCH BUILDINGS
BEING PLANNED AND ERECTED .___ \ By ASA ROUNTREE, JR. THE NEW TEMPLE EMANU-EL The costliest of the many churches now being erected in Birmingham. When completed the total cost will amount to nearly $160,000. THAT Birmingham Is enjoying an era of unusual prosperity is a fact which is attracting the attention »f the whole outside world and is caus ing people from the north, from the east end, in fact, from all over Uncle Sam’s domain, to come to the Magic City in eearch of positions, happiness and wealth. ®n every way is Birmingham feeling this iera of prosperity. Commercial and in dustrial enterprises are flourishing and millions of dollars worth of buildings are in the course of construction. Much Is being said about the towering frames of steel which are piercing the skyline of the Pittsburg of the South, for building conditions are always a true indication of the financial life of a com munity, but little reference is made to the^many small structures which are be ing erected. These may be considered Insignificant in comparison with the new 5—Feature Acts V audeville—5 . ~ " _• Flesche & Labcock Comedy Acrobats Norwood & Norwood Black Face Comedians Jack Marshall Comedian, Mono loguist and Mimic MOTION PICTURES—MUSIC » "1 A Matinee Daily 2:30 Boxes 30c 7:30—NIGHTS—9:00 10c, 20c, 30c, 40c ‘•Pul Gold In lln* Bank Before Time Pula Silver In Your Hair” •jsn6ny Buuhq suoujVfj sjj oj^ uuoq Kqvq XuBag oj ‘aajj '00'Z$ i° tfP^O v q)un ninoooy »6utavg v saaiQ yuvq eiqx Necessity’s Claims Necessity claims most of your in come. Does it demand all? Have you made a purchase during the past month, the cost price of which would look better to you now in a pass book? Suppose you open an account now, and see if you can’t from month to month, contest necessity’s claims a lit tle and get something ahead in bank. COMMERCIAL BANK & Trust Company \V. J. ADAMS, W. T. LATHliM, J. W. HUGHES, Jr., President Vice-President Cashier Protect Yourself From Disease The First Step Toward Good Health is SOUND TEETH We Restore Your Teeth Painless and Replace Them at Little Cost. Convenient Payments Our $5 Teeth Are Beautiful and Guaranteed Our work is guaranteed for 15 years, and must be SATIS FACTORY. Set of Teeth .$5 up Gold Fillings.75c up Silver Fillings .50c up Gold Crowns.$3, $4, $5 No charge for painless ex traction when other work is be ing done. We consider no expense too great for the comfort and convenience of our patients. Union Painless Dentists Cor 2d Ave. and 20th St. Over Norton's Drug Store Open Daily S a. m. to 8 p. m. Sunday by Appointment i >.VS 4 .. i . • r $5 A Set $5 References—°Zrk mid Fimt National Bank. skyscrapers and literally speaking, they are, but it is the small buildings which form the real backbone of prosperity. Dotted everywhere over the city are new residences and small storehouses in course of construction, showing the l'aith of in dividuals in the future of Birmingham. Many Church Buildings Each new skyscraper ties capital more securely to the city, each new residence means a stronger citizen, but these are not all unheralded and without public ac claim. Almost un-noticed, there is being built up a large number of new edifices that are more lasting and mean more to our community than the combined efforts of botli capital and individual property, owners. Jn the heart of the central resi dence section and in many suburbs there are being planned and erected by various denominations, substantial church build ings, ringing in value from $1000 to $50, 000, buildings that represent the moral effort and uplift of Birmingham. At Ensley plans are being rapidly com pleted for the erection of two modern and well equipped edifices, the Grace Presbyterian recently purchased two lots on which to erect the new building. Architects are at work on plans and these are expected to be completed in a short time. Every tiling is bein£ done to facili tate the complention of plans as it is the hope of the congregation to begin work in the near future. At Ensley a new' Catholic church will be built. It will be christened St. Joseph and the greater part of the funds, needed for its construction, will be raised among the Italians of Ensley. Douis M. Maenza, Charley Rouse, L. Dovoy and Guy Bopres to are members of a committee authorized by Bishop Allen to receive donations. A lot has been purchased on Avenue J and Seventeenth street for the site of the new church. It is 150 by 150 feet, and is an ideal lot for a church, both in size and location. According to present plans work will begin on the new structure in the near future. In the western portion of the city twro new' church buildings, Walker Memorial and the Methodist Protestant, are being erected and one, the St. Paul’s Methodist, is being planned. Walker Memorial to Cost $25,000 The new Walker Memorial edifice is being erected by the congregation at a cost of $26,000, and will be one of the most imposing structures in that part of the city. According to tile plans, drawn up by Mr. Hunt of Chattanooga, the building will be in two sections, one for the Sunday school department and the other for the main auditorium where services will be held. The main auditorium will be 50 feet square, in addition to a space for the pipe organ and a gallery. The estimated seating capacity of tills section will be TOO. The material for the church will be high grade pressed brick. The Sunday school and the foundation for the church was recently completed at a cost of $12,000. And it was dedicated on July 27 by Bishop James H. Mc Coy. Tho Sunday school auditorium has a seating capacity of 300. By special ar rangement the 12 class rooms have been so arranged that they can be opened into the auditorium and by this the seating capacity will be increased 150. Although the plans for the new building were adopted by the congre gation three years ago and the foun dation layed at tile same time uctivo work did not commence until last Oc tober. It is the hope of the congrega tion, however, to have the structure completed and ready for services bv the first of the year. Walker Memorial church was for merly the old Elyton Methodist church and Is the parent of all the other Meth odist churches In the city. Several years ago it became evident that the location should be more central to bof'i the Princeton and Elyton sections of the western portion of the city and to this end the old building was moved three blocks to the lot adjoining the site of the new church, which was do nated by R. S. Munger. At an estimated cost of $10,000 the congregation of the Methodist Protes tant church is erecting a handsome one story brick edifice on the corner of Berry street and First avenue. Work on the present structure was begun in the latter part of March, and It is rapidly nearing completion. ThiB Is the second attempt that has been made by the congregation in the past nine months toward erecting i church building. Last October a lot 100x140 feet was purchased for $125o’ and work on a church edifice was im mediately begun. On March 21, 1913 the partially completed structure was totally destroyed by the cyclone that swept over the city on that date. Although this was a complete loss to the church, as no storm insurance was carried on the building, the congre gation was not discouraged and at once started preparations for the erection of the present structure. Has Interesting History ' The church which has the unique dis tinction of being the only one of that denomination in the city, has a very interesting history. There was no church of the Methodist Protestant de nomination in Birmingham until tile Alabama conference assigned the Rev. T. C. Cassudy here to begin the work of organizing a congregation and build ing a churclr. The first service was held in the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church on the first Sunday afternoon in January, 1911. A hall was then rented In the Fraternal hall building, a church was organized and services held there for 10 months In September, 1911, the pastor conduct ed a meeting in a tent at Cleveland sta tion. which ran 30 days. A Sunday school was organized and interest at this point grew to such large proportions that It was decided to eiect a ehuch in that im mediate neighborhood. At present there are 113 persons enrolled as members of the church and 195 in the Sunday school. The Young People's Christian Endeavor society has a mem bership of 25 and the junior society 33. Tb« congregation of the St. Paul’s Moth At The Theatres This Week Everest Monkey Hippodrome at the Orpheum ••••••••••••••••■•••••••••••••••■••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••■•••••••■•••••••••a* • Odist cnurcn nave plans unaer way iui the erection on Lucy avenue of a one story brick structure, which, it is esti mated. will cost $5000. The members of the church and Sun day school have long outgrown the old place of worship and by a determined effort on the part of the pastor, the Rev. C. S. Marable, assisted by the congre gation, arrangements have been made to commence work on the new structure in a short time. A novel method of raising money for the new church is being used. The mem* bers of the church propose to raise a half mile of dimes and already a large sum has been realized. A club has been organized, composed of children and la dies, for the purpose of visiting all parts of the city in the interest of the new church. In the eastern part of the city the Woodlawn Presbyterian church is erect ing another imposing house of worship at a cost of from $15,000 to $20,000. Work was commenced on the new struc ture two months ago and the corner stone was laid on July G, in commemoration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the church. The plans of the church call for its completion by the middle of Oc tober. The new building is located on First avenue and Fflty-seventh street. It has, a frontage of 50 feet and extends back 95 feet. When completed the main audi torium of the church will seat GOO peo ple. The building will be constructed with white stone, and the architecture is a combination of several styles. Weller & Martin were the architects who de signed the building. On the South Highlands one of the most handsome and costliest churches in the city, the new' Temple Emanu-El, is in the course of construction, while plans for another fine church, St. Andrew’s Episcopal, are rapidly being completed. Temple Emanu-el Dedicated Work was commenced on the new tem ple over a year and a half ago, and when it is completed the total cost will range close to $150,000. The church was dedicated in June, 1912, and will be com pleted in time for the Jewish holidays in the fall. A snpriiil feature nf Hip ohnrrh is; the huge dome, which almost completely cov ers the entire main auditorium. The panels in the dome have received special treatment at the hands of a well known artist. Consequently, the building can justly be considered one of the best in the city for speaking and musical effecls. The auditorium seats about 800. The organ for the church cost $7500 and is equipped with a full set of chimes of 32 notes. This instrument is one of the very best in the south and has some of the exclusive features that can only be found in the larger eastern cities. The organ will be run by a live horse power electric motor. It was built by the W. W. Kimble company of Chicago, directed by Max Hess. The building was designed by William Weston and is located on the corner of Highland avenue and Twenty-first street. After several months of careful prepara tion on the part of the congregation of St. Andrew’s Episcopal church plans aro nearing completion for the erection of the new edifice to he located on the cor ner of Twelfth street and Eleventh ave nue. Contracts have been let for the founda tion work and active operations will com mence as soon as the rector. Rev. Willis G. Clark, returns from liis vacation. According to the plans for the new church drawn by Mr. Marriott of the Joy Marriott company, the church will have a width of 45 feet In front and of 55 in the rear. The height from the ground to the tip of the cross on the dome will be 55 feet. The estimated seating ca pacity of this edifice will be 400. The material for the church will be gray lime stone and its architecture Tudor-Gothic. About a month ago the rector and the vestry closed a deal whereby the rectory on Central avenue was exchanged for the home of J. V. Allen, which adjoins the new’ property of the church. The consummation of this deal gives St. Andrew’s church, a frontage of -50 feet on Eleventh avenue and 240 on Twelfth street. Among the other churches being planned is the Central Park Baptist church. A building permit for $1200 was taken out Thursday and work will commence in a short time. “Crying Down Credit” Although Tommy Atkins is an honor able person, and is not in the habit of re pudiating his just debts to civilians, still he is not compelled to discharge them if they amount to less than a certain sum. This is because by military law he cannot be sued for any debt or damages under £30 in value, says Tit-Bits. Accordingly, if Private Atkins can persuade a confid ing tradesman or stockbroker, or per haps an accommodating financier, to give him credit up to £29 19s. 11 %d. there is no legal machinery that will recover the money. It cannot be stopped from his pay or deducted from his pension. In order to protect civilians from pos sible loss by “giving tick’’ to soldiers, a system is in force of “crying down credit." Whenever a regiment arrives In a fresh station llie commanding officer has to issue a public proclamation to the effect that anybody who permits the troops to run up bills w'ill do so at his own risk. The course generally adopted is to send a color sergeant with a drummer and a couple of privates through the principal streets the day after arrival. Every quarter of an hour or so the party halts, the drummer sounds a warning tap, the non-com. expands his chest, clears his throat, and calls on the inhabiVnts to take notice that “the lieutenant-colonel commanding - regiment hereby de clares that he will not be responsible for any debts incurred by the officers, non commissioned officers, or men of the reg iment, and that any civilians giving them credit are not entitled to recover the amounts when under £30 in value.” This exemption, however, only applies to the professional pay and allowances of a military debtor. Consequently, if a sol dier has a private income, or a gold mine, or a parcel of gilt-edged securities, or wins a £500 “Heads or Tails" prize, such property can be seized to satisfy a judg ment summons. Of course, most soldiers are not in such a position, or have any thing more than the bare pay of their rank. True to Life From the St. Louis Republic. Visitor at Art Gallery: “I'm afraid T don’t get this picture, at all. To me it looks like a big black smudge in lamp black. One of the works of the new school of futurism, I suppose?" Attendant: “Oh, no, sir; that’s a regu lar landscape, and one of the prize win ners, sir. (Consults catalogue.) It’s called ‘Pittaburg at Noon/ VAUDEVILLE WILL, iiE ORPHEUM’S OFFERING A Bill of Five Numbers Will Be Pre sented in Popular Playhouse This Week The vaudeville show to he presented at the Orpheum theatre this week consists of live “acts" that Manager Semon has collected from various sources. The change will no doubt be welcomed after two weeks of “tabloids" and the manage ment is making plans for capacity bus iness at both performances Monday night and at the matinee in the afternoon. There will be a matinee every afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and two performances every night, the first at 7:30 and the sec | ond at 9 o'clock. I Three features are offered on the bill which are said to be exceptionally good. William A. Weston company pre sents “Attorneys” at the Orpheum William Weston is one of the legitimate headliners of vaudeville, due to the orig inality of his “act,” the size of the com pany and the surprise that is given the audience in the sketch, “The Attorney V which he presents. Five people are called on to assist Mr. Weston. For the children—old and young—Man ager Semon has the Everest Monkey Hip- ! podrome, one of the big animal acts of ! the stage. These monkeys are well I trained. The children will be given an opportunity to see the monkeys as the first animal act in many weeks. Special arrangements are made for children with nurses. Jack Marshall has recently graduated from musical comedy to vaudeville. He was a star in the ‘‘legitimate” and he is proving equally acceptable in a monolog which he presents this week at the Or pheum. Songs, sayings, stories and other features will be offered. Comedy acrobats to open the show are always favorites with Orpheum audi ences, and it is said that Fleshe and Lab cock are two of the best in this variety of entertainment. They are good acrobats as well as good laugh makers. The fifth of the “acts” is Norwood and Norwood, a black face comedy team. The motion pictures will offer a good comedy subject and an educational film, and will make the week’s entertainment complete. The house is well cooled and comfortable at all times. Mice on Submarines That the rearing of fancy mice can be made not merely an interesting hobby, but also a source of substantial profit, is il lustrated by the experience of a Scar borough man, hundreds of whose tiny pets find their way annually into the hands of the admiralty, says Tit-Bits. The admiralty is not a purchaser direct from smaller men. but gets its supplies in very large quantities from the big deal ers, who, in turn, take lesser quantities. 'I’he prices paid by the dealers are Is. Gd. to 2s. Gd. per dozen, and as these tame mice are very prolific many hundreds can 1 be produced in the year, even by thei small breeder. Tame mice are required principally for use in submarines. They are exceedingly prone to suffocation. The Scarborough fancier, Mr. Beanland. illustrated this by covering the palm of his hand with or dinary liquid paint, and placing a tame mouse upon it. 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