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Description Whether farming, mercan tile or manufacturing, has daily need for a checking ac count with a strong bank— and it matters not if the bus iness be large or small. This bank is pleased to of fer you the benefit of a well balanced organization for SAFE BANKING, and in vites your business. The First National Bank Capital and Surplus $3,000,000 y - AT THE HOTELS F. A. Potter of New York, Dr. T. G. Howard of Selma and R. B. Fuller of At lanta are at the Empire. Charles Pack of Morris, J. H. Curtis cf Memphis and 8. M. Adams of Clanton are registered at the Metropolitan. Frederick Usher of St. Louis, George Mullen ,of Atlanta and B. B. Cooper of Tuscaloosa are stopping at the Hillman. J. O. Middleton of Clanton, G. E. Ellis of Marvel and G. H. Hodgson of Atlanta are registered at the Morris. V. S. Phillips of Nashville, O. C. Hen son of Montgomery and R. C. Horton of Chattanooga are at the Florence. W. W. Wilson of Jasper, R. G. Williams of Bay view and A. V. Martin of Talladega are stopping at the Birmingham. “WASN’T GOING INTO THAT HOLE” Yesterday morning at 11:46 a man board ed & westbound Tidewater car at Fifty eighth street in Woodlawn. It was evi dent he was fresh from the green Helds. He was, perhaps, the most verdant speci men of the genus homo that Birmingham ians havo seen for many moons. Ho stepped on the car gingerly, walked up to the motorman and tried to Induce that gentleman to converse with him. He failed. The motorman was not disposed to talk and Intimated as much. Then he of the soil seated himself and became vastly Interested in the passing landscape. Every time a car hove in sight he would project his head out of the window to get a better view, and when no car was to be seen going east he was busily engaged In chewing some particularly juicy to hn nnn The westbound car was nearing the sub station and an eastbound car was in eight. The verdant one immediately be came very excited, trying to look into the sub-station and observe the approach of the ether car at the same time. Hap pily for his verdancy, both cars stopped, and he seized the opportunity to inspect, as far as he was able, every detail of the plant. After ttaat he carefully scrutinized the eastbound car, Including every pas senger In his examination. Finally the motorman and conductor of the car returned, and things went along smoothly until the car arrived at Twen ty-seventh street. When the gentleman from pastures green saw the subway un der the Terminal station, he refused to go further. He stepped up to the rhotorman and asked him to let trim off, saying that he "wasn’t goin’ to go in that hole." The motorman opened the front door and the man left the car and stood watching It until he was lost to the view of the other passengers. PLAN SPECIAL SERVICE Rev. Claybrook and Rev. Barnwell at West End Sunday Night The Rev. W. N. Claybrook of the Episcopal church of St. Mary's-on-the Hlghlands ami the Rev. Middleton Barnwell of the Church of the Advent will conduct special services at Trinity Mission, Cotton avenue, West End, Sun day at 8 p. m. Members of (trace church, Woodlawn, will attend the service, the purpose of which Is the calling of a rector, if found feasible. Real Estate Transfers Deeds were placed on record yesterday in the office of the probate court showing the following transfers of property, the consideration being $1000 or more: $35,000—Robert Jemlson to the Birming ham Paper company, lots 8, 9, 10 and 11 and 12, block 172, according to the present plan and survey of the city of Birming ham. $7500—Joseph T. Colboum to W. A. Quinn, lot 8, according to the plan and purvey of the re-subdivision of block 748. $1300— H. C. Thompson to Mrs. E. E. Whitmire, lots 27 and 2», In the town of Leeds. $4000—Octavia A. Wood to W. H. Gilles pie, part of lot 6, block 644, according to the present plan of the city of Birming ham. $2760—Wood lawn Realty company to P. H. Duke, lot 11, block 16, In the Woodlawn Realty company’s third addition to Wood lawn. VISITING MERCHANTS AT STEEL PLANT; BIG PARTY ENTERTAINED AT FAIRFIELD Formal Entertainment Is Ended With Everyone Praising Success of Convention * MERCHANTS WANT TO BE IN CLOSE TOUCH WITH BIRMINGHAM Not Only Were Social Features De lightful, But Birmingham Whole salers Say Affair Has Been Big Success From Busi ness Standpoint Slowly steaming under the train sheds at the Louisville and Nashville station at 6:30 o’clock last night, the “Merchants’ Special” disgorged almost 1000 persons, tired and dirty but full and happy, and the first convention of the Alabama Mer chants' association was over. While some 6f the 800 visiting merchants left the city for their homes in all parts of the state last night, many of them are still here, and some do not Intend to leave until tonight or tomorrow. Some few of them left yesterday noon on ac count of urgent business affairs at home, but there were very few of the whole list of delegates which had officially regis tered at convention headquarters Wednes day morning who did not take the excur sion through the Birmingham district yes terday. FIRST STOP MADE AT THE STEEL PLANT The big special, with a Birmingham Sodthern mogul engine, eight coaches and a baggage car, pulled out of the Louisville and Nashville station yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, bound for Ensley. Ar riving at the steel mills, the sight-seers under the leadership of guides, formed a marching column and passed through the great steel and rail mill of the Tennes see Coal, Iron and Railroad company. It was a sight that many of the delegates were seeing for the first time, and they were deeply Impressed. The stupendous machinery, the ponderous cranes, the dodging little switch engines running in all directions, the flaring blast furnaces and the long, snake like red hot bars pass ing through t^he rollers cast a spell of awe over the crowd, and many of them were still talking of the sights at the steel j mill when they arrived back in town last j night. At the lower end of the steel mills the train was boarded again, and running on slow speed, ttie train passed out to Bay view, Edgewater and other mining camps, but no stops w'ere made on account of the time required to unload the crowd and get them back onto the train again. The other and last stop was made at Fair field at 6:30 o’clock. FAIRFIELD PROVES TO BE FINE HOST Few times, if ever, in the history of the new town of Fairfield has there been such a crowd on her streets. That crowd of 1000 people marching: up the main street from the train to the plaza looked like 3000 or 4000, the entire street for over two blocks being filled from sidewalk to sidewalk with a solid, moving mass of people. While the last touches to the refresh- I ments were being made on the plaza, a j short speech making was held at the foun tain in front. C. M. Powell, president of the Fairfield Commercial club, welcomed the crowd to Fairfield, stating that the merchants' convention had meant more to I the Birmingham district than any event j in years. He introduced W. W. Ogden, the newly elected president of the Ala bama Merchants' association, whom Harry Jones claims made the first speech of his life. President Ogden declared the merchants of the state had realized that their interests and Birmingham’s were one and .the same thing, and that in the future both intended to work together and pull for the same things. HARRY JONES RAN FOR THE FIRST TIME At the conclusion of Mr. Ogden's short talk the crowd yelled for Harry Jones, and Harry ran like a turkey. He was in the rear pf the audience and for the first time in history Harry turned his back when he was offered an opportunity to say something. He made a bee line for a drug store on the opposite corner and the way he hurried it might have appeared he hail the toothache and was going tor laud anum. The chairman appointed a spe cial committee to cross the street and extract Mr. .Tones from behind the soda' fountain. They found him crowded in between two ice cream freezers, hauled him forth and he made the speech of his life. It was a classic. Harry showed ’em he could speak but he just hadn’t wanted to. J. D. Moore of the Moore-Hand ley Hardware company talked a few moments, thanking the merchants for thier presence in Birmingham and in viting them back. Chairman Powel: Just then started to describe Fairfield as it used to be. “Right here there used to be noth ing but a swamp and a marsh, and now Just then the signal was given be hind him that the refreshments were “I Was In a Hurry, So I Walked to the Merchants’ Convention,” Smiled Archer WESTOVER POSTMASTER AND MERCHANT, ACCOMPANIED BY YOUNG SON, WALKED FROM WESTOVER TO BIRMINGHAM, 30 MILES, IN 10 HOURS H. E. Archer, postmaster and mer chant. attending the convention of rural retailers, asked why he walked from Westover to Birmingham, a distance of 30 miles, replied with quaint humor: “Because I was in a hurry.’* When the reporter recalled that the only railroad which touches the pleasant little village of Westover. down in Shelby county, is the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic, he was forced to admit that his new acquaintance was as much a rival of Mark Twain as of Edward Pay son Weston. Unquestionably, Mr. Arch-! er has, in addition to strong legs, a ready wit. And he looks the part. He is tall and! angular, cheerful in his manner, un pretentious, without false modesty, and ] apparently indifferent to the fact that ] the gentle fay which smiled on Apollo; was among the missing when he, him- j self, bounded in the world. Mr. Archer' came to Birmingham to at-1 tend the convention of merchants, for as indicated above, In addition to distribu-; ting the mail addressed to the citizens of Westover, he finds time to weigh su gar, measure kerosene and set the heart 1 of maid a-flutter by displaying latest. modes in silks and calicoes. “And T determined to walk," he added | in telling the story. “As stated, I was] determined to get to Birmingham on time. , I wanted to hear everything which was planned to be said, and to see everything] of which you newspaper reporters have been writing for the past 10 years. So] I started off bright and early yesterday morning. When I had actually begun the trip it was 6 o’clock. I wasted about four hours in eating lunch and resting. I reached Birmingham at 8 o’clock last night. I figure that 1 walked the dis tance of 30 miles in 10 hours, or an average of three miles an hour. “I forgot to tell you that my little boy walked with me. He is 16 years of age. He was a trifle footsore when we arrived, and this morning I sent him home under the protecting wing of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic rail road. Incidentally, I exchanged shoes with him. My shoe is a No. 9; his a No. 7. However, as I have trained my H. E. ARCHER Of Westover. Rival of Mark Twain and Edward Payson Weston, only merchant who used legs in coming to convention of merchants—Photo by Oscar V. Hunt with Stephenson studio. self to make the best of every circum stance, I have managed to get about In bis shoes today.” And that he was not uncomfortable was demonstrated a moment later when he walked across the street and posed In front of Saks' for the camera man of< The Age-Herald. As he assumed the posi tion required by the photographer, a mot ley crowd gathered to smile. But Mr. Archer, in whom the elements are so blended that nature, throwing back its head, might exclaim. ‘Behold, a man!” was not at all abashed. He simply smiled a smile in return, and stood his ground until his features had been so thoroughly inscribed that if need be they might be preserved against all time for genera tions to come. “f'onie over to Westover in Shelby over i yonder,” he finally said, pointing to the political stronghold of the Longshore and other well known families. “You may ride the Atlanta, Birmingham and At lantic if you desire. But should you walk you will find the scenery beautiful, and will later realize that the exercise has served you well.” Mrs. Hundley Will Make Short Address in Capi tol Park Memoli's band rendered a light but beautiful programme in Capitol park last night. The attendance was up to the average. Tonight will close the open air# mu sic season under the auspices of the Music Study club. Mrs. Oscar R. Hund ley, chairman of the park concert com mittee. will make a short address from the bandstand, thanking the public for its generous support of the open air music cause. Mr. Memoll will present this pro gramme: March, “Le Puglle,” DeLucca. Overture, “Fest,” Leu trier. Selection. “Maritana.” Wallace. Cornet solo, “Souvenir de !a Suisse,” Liberatl. "The Dance of the Serpents,” Boc calari. Grand selection, “Songs of Scotland,” Lampe. ready and the crowd broke p&st him. “Walk right in,” he added. REFRESHMENTS TOUCHED JUST THE RIGHT SPOT The refreshments served by the a'air field Commercial club were elegant and plentiful. There was ice cold lemonade for everybody, sandwiches and ice cream cones. Long tables were arranged on the plaza and the ice cream cones were served at the lower end. The re freshments were greatly enjoyed and the delegates received an impression of Fairfield that they will never forget. TJie immense plant of the American Steel and Wire company caused much comment, the plant now nearir.g com pletion. It is one of the biggest In dustries in the Birmingham district. The delegates spent the morning yes terday In shopping with the local job bers and It Is stated that the business done was enormous. Thousands of dol lars were spent by the delegates in placing their fall orders and it was said that nearly every man who registered presented his rebate book before he left, which means that every man who presented his rebate bock for his rail road fare bought over $250 worth of goods. The success of the merchants’ con vention and the formation of the state association were the talk of the town yesterday. It Is acknowledged io have been one of the biggest and most suc cessful events ever held In the city and arrangements will be started at once. It is said, for the second convention next year when twice as many people are expected. Murray Brown, chairman of the Chamber of Commerce w holesale trade committee, is receiving congratu lations on every side as well »s other members of the wholesale trade com mittee, which had charge of the con vention. The officials of the Chamber of Commerce are highly pleased and are enthusiastic over the prospects for the convention next year. RETURN IN HAPPY FRAME OF MIND The crowrd returned to town last night in a happy frame of mind. As they poured out under the train sheds they were singing songs like a erow’d of college boys—and they hadn't had a thing but lemonade! It is not expect ed that the real exodus of the dele gates will begin before this morning, when probably the majority of them will leave for their homes. Many who have concluded their business affairs are staying over a day or two to take in the theatres, the ball games, the zoo and other of the amusements which the city afford* ANNOUNCE FACULTY OF BIBLE TRAINING SCHOOL DR. WILLIAM J. WILLIAMSON Pastor of the Third Baptist church of St. Louis, who has been selected as member of this year’s faculty of the Bible Training school. DR. HOWARD M. HAMILL Of Nashville, chairman of the edu cational committee of the Inter national Sunday School association, another member of the faculty. r-reparaiions tor tne Holding or the Bible training school in Birmingham from October 27 to 31, inclusive, are rapidly being completed by the training school committee of the Birmingham Sunday School association, which Is in charge of arrangements. This commit tee is composed of A. I,. Smith, chair man; B. P. Bearden, M. R. McNeil, Frank Dominick, Mrs. S. P. Moore and Mrs. N. A. Barrett. The programme for the school will he the most elaborate and complete that lias ever been prepared for the training school. It will be announced to the pub lic In the near future. The faculty for the training school this year Is regarded the finest one that has ever been employed by the Birmingham Sunday School assocTatlon. Men and women of known Intellectual ability from all sections of the coun try have been secured and everything will t>e done to tnake every session as Interesting and instructive as possible. The complete faculty for the schcool this year is as follows: Miss Myra Batchelder, elementary su perintendent of the Alabama Sunday School association, Instructor of begin ners' methods and primary lessons. p Mrs. Howard Hamlll, elementary super intendent of the Methpdlst Episcopal church. South, Instructor in primary methods. P. E. Green, educational seceretary of the Presbyterian U. S. A. church, Instruc tor In junior graded lessons. Dr. L. C. Branscomb, presiding elder of the Birmingham district, Instructor In principles of personal work. . The Rev. A. K. Wright, pastor of the Ensley Baptist church, instructor in meth ods of personal work. Mrs. S. P. Moore, teachers' training su perintendent of the Alabama Sunday School association, instructor In senior graded lessons. Mrs, Jessie Wright, home department superintendent of the Birmingham Sunday School association, instructor in home de partment methods. Leon C. Palmer, general secretary of the Alabama Sunday School association, instructor In Intermediate graded lessons. Mrs. George Geyer, Women's Bible class specialist, instructor In women’s Bible class work. Dr. H. ,M. Hamlll. chairman of the edu cational committee of the International Sunday School association, instructor in uniform lessons. I>r. William J. Williamson, naston of the Third Baptist church of St. I-ouis, specialist in Bible work and Sunday school organization. W. Pierce, associate general secre tary of the International Sunday School association, specialist in men’s Bible class work. Dr. Robert .T. Bateman, pastor of the Troy Baptist church, specialist in Bible work. Preston Orwig of Toronto, ’teen age su perintendent of the "province of Ontario, instructor in ’teen age boys’ work. Miss Minnie Kennedy, general secretary of the Birmingham Sunday School asso ciation. instructor in ’teen age girls’ work. Mrs. S. P. Moore, general superintendent of the junior department of the Birming ham Sunday School association, instructor in junior methods. PRESS CLUB PLANS List of Invitations to Non Residents Will Probably Co Out This Week A brief session of the board of gov ernors of the Birmingham Newspaper club was held yesterday In t4« club's temporary offices, 440-1 Brown-Marx building, and a short additional list of names was passed upon for associate membership. Every mall continues to bring ac ceptances and between 20 and 30 wer* received yesterday. The membership committee Is eager to have responses to the Invitations as promptly as pos sible either In the affirmative or neg ative In order that they may know when the proposed limit of member ship is being approached. The Invitations to non-resident mem bers are about ready and will probably be mailed out by the end of the week. It Is expected that the non-resident membership feature will make a very strong appeal to the prominent men of the state outside Birmingham who ate here frequently and who will appre ciate so appropriate a place as the press club to meet their friends and to make headquarters while In the city. Practically every acceptance received contains some complimentary expres sion and cordial prediction of success regarding the new press club. The fact that Its membership will repres nt the men who are doing things In Birming ham and Alabama and that the quarters will be so unique, make a strong ap peal to everyone. The club will have more than 12.000 square feet of space on the top floor, mezzanine floor anil roof garden of the new Jefferson bank building. 1 ON SAVINGS Your Profit On “Spot Cash” One of the greatest automobile concerns, with unlimited credit, buys everything for spot cash be cause it pays. The probate records show every day where profits are made by people of moderate means as well as larger by having cash on hand. The Savings Department helps people who “intend to save” to make a reality of it and furnishes them both compound interest and the ready cash when the oppor tunity comes to buy. Open Satur day evening 4 to 8. mCANTRUSUfiAVINGSRAM nnST AND TWENTIETH - BIRMINGHAM BANKRUPT WITH BIGGEST LIST OF ORDERS ON HAND IN HISTORY OF COMPANY Edward Hiller was yesterday appointed receiver of the Ribley-Menge Brick com pany by Judge V- !• Grubb of the fed eral court. The company was thrown into Inloluntary bankruptcy yesterday morning but President John W. Sibley says the company has more orders on Its books than ever in its history and that it will be only a short time until it works out of its tlnanclal difficulty. The petitioning creditors are Goodali Brown & Co., Wood-Crabbe Grain Co., and the Alabama Mill Elevator Co., and Referee in Bankruptcy Alex C. Birch will issue a call for a meeting of all the creditors in the near future. President Sibley yesterday made the following statement regarding the com pany’s uffairs: “The demand for products of the Sib ley-Mengb Co. had increased to such an extent that a new plant dout-Uig the capacity was built and put in operation in 1912, w'hich wfas the second time the company had doubled its capacity since its organization to meet the growing de mand for its high grade face brick. “The company had expected to pay for these enlargements and provide adequate working capital needed for carrying on the increased business by sale of its se curities, which were held in the treasury for that purpose. By reason of the gen eral financial conditions that have pre vailed the company has been unable to sell these securities, which has culmi nated in its being unable to meet its pressing obligations, and for the protec tion of all interests, both creditors and security holders, a receiver has been ap pointed to conserve the estate and oper ate the plants. "The company has the largest amount of unfilled orders on its books in its entire history and the demand for this product over the entire south will war rant the steady operation of the plant, while a plan of reorganization is being worked out to provide the mtessary cap ital to put the institution on a self-sus tained basis. "Every contract, on the books will be* carried out without delay and the large force of employes kept busy. "The receiver, Mr. Edward Hiller, is a thoroughly practical brick man, and will have the confidence and co-operation of all parties concerned. "An appraisal of the property made not long since by one of the most reputable appraisal companies in America indicates that it is worth over double the amount of its bonded and floating indebtedness, and the plants are being operated on a good profitable basis, so I feel assured that the receiver will be able to work it out on a satisfactory basis. “The company owns over a thousand acres of lands and operates its own coal mines, thus insuring cheap fuel. The company has not ortty furnished about fx* per cent of the face brick used in Birmingham in all of its skyscrapers, churches, apartment houses, stores and handsome residences, but by reason of its extensive trade in such cities as At lanta, Savannah, New Orleans, Memphis. Meridian Jacksonville, Pensacola and Tampa, not to mention a. host of smaller1 cities, served to advertise Birmingham products, but has caused a constant flow of outside money into our local banks and Jobbing houses who have done business with the Slbley-Menge company.” ADVOCATE OPENING NINETEENTH STREET Property Owners Indorse Molton’s Suggestion at Meeting Citizens of Birmingham who own prop erty on Nineteenth street are strongly in favor of the suggestion recently advanced by T. H. Molton that the street be opened under the railroad, in accordance with the new viaduct plans. A meeting of the owners was held Wednesday night in the Chamber of Commerce auditorium. Mr. Molton was elected chairman of tho Meeting and B. C. Stark chosen secretary. Upon taking the chair Mr. Molton ex plained the purpose of the meeting and said that it was not simply to boost Nine teenth street property, but to lend enthu siastic support to the plans of the city engineers for solving the grade crossing problem, which, he said, was the only practicable one. Mr. Molton pointed out that the city owns the old Bouthside market on South Nineteenth street and the city hull on North Nineteenth, and would therefore be benefited materially by connecting the two streets. City Engineer Walter G. Kirkpatrick was called upon and explained in detail the proposed plan for the whole city. He said there would be no engineering diffi culty in opening Nineteenth street. As an inducement to the railroads to adopt the proposed solution of the grade crossing problem, he pointed out that they would jbe relieved of the necessity of employing perhaps 25 flagmen, whose salaries com bined and capitalized would show an in terest on possibly $300,00b. Engineer .stearnes, tue grade crossing expert employed l>y the city, then rnada a brief speech. He had with him blue prints showing the conditions prevailing at Nineteenth street and said he saw no Insurmountable obstacle to opening It. a. R. Harsh, in udvocatlng the opening, said that It would add $2,000,000 of tax values to the present valuations on that street, revenue from which enhancement would do much toward paying for the con demnation of the street, if such drastic measures had to be employed. A resolution was adopted that king Mr. Kirkpatrick and Mr. Stearnes for the at tendance. The meeting decided to go on record as favoring the opening of the street. The chairman was empowered to appoint a committee of 15 eltlzens\to carry out this Indorsement of the general plan. The chairman was also authorized to ap point a committee of three to perfect an organization of Nineteenth street property, owners. The meeting then adjourned to meet again at the call of the chairman. Building Permits The following building permits were issued yesterday in tne office of the building Inspector: $1000—N. W. Cullom, Clift Road; one story frame building. $1443—City of Birmingham, Ensley; one story frame house. $2366—City of Birmingham, Waldrop avenue and Sixty-fourth street; one story frame. -■ ■—- .. Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were is sued yesterday In the office of the probate clerk: Sam McCluney of Birmingham and Mis . Ruby Haynle. Charles H. Ha. kings of Birmingham and Mrs. Ruby M. Wadsworth. HENDERSON MEETS MANY MERCHANTS Greatly Pleased With Recep tion Accorded Him Yesterday C'hurles Henderson, president of tho railroad commission, and one of the lead ing candidates for the office of governor, was given a cordial reception yesterday in front of tlie Hotel Morris by vast crowds of those solid Alabamians who were in at tendance on tlie merchants' convention. Mr. Henderson had been en route td Huntsville, where the arguments In tho case of the state vs. the Central of Geor gia railroad were to be heard by federal judges. Learning Hint on account of tho Illness of one of the judges the case woulj be postponed, Mr. Henderson made tho best of Ills opportunity to meet and min gle with the merchants of tlie state. At the noon hour a vast throng of mer chants was gathered to the front of tho Morris, and Into this throng Mr. Hender son was carried. He met them all, shook the bauds of all, and was assured of tho support of tlie great majority of them. That the merchants or the smaller cities and towns are potent political factors Is generally recognized, and Mr. Henderson naturally felt elated by the reception given him. "I seem to be gaining ground every day,” stated Mr. Henderson, "and it is ev ident to practically everybody that certain « f my opponents are losing strength day by day. The outlook is exceedingly en couraging.” In regard to his campaign in Jefferson, Mr. Henderson said: "After the conclu sion of the current municipal campaign. 1 will move into Jefferson county for the purpose of opening north Alabama head quarters here. I will have a manager, of course, and, will conduct an aggressive light. It is the general belief over the state that Jefferson will give me Its sup port, and with this strength in the most strategic point of the state, I will movi throughout every other north Alabama ! county In aggressive style. The election is a long way off, and there is yet plenty of time. The outlook seems to be exceeding ly propitious, and I am more confident at the conclusion of each passing day.” Mr. Henderson declined to discuss hia opponents, or to refer to them by name. IRON CITY OIL AND GAS CO. IS INCORPORATED The Iron City Oil and Gas company war? Incorporated yesterday with a to tal authorized capital stock of $10,000. According to the certificate of In corporation the main offices of the company will be located in thi3 city. Tiie amount of capital stock with which It will begin business is $32,080. Each share of stock has a par value of $1. The incorporators of the new com pany were H. T. Stacey, P. U. Ault# IL W. Coffin. E. T. Beatty and Lewis Whaley, while the officers are, H. T. Stacey, president; Lewis Whaley, vice president; T. E. Beatty, secretary, and P. G. Ault, treasurer. In the application for Incorporation the incorporators stated that the ob ject of the new company Is to drill, mine and prospect for oil, petroleum, natural gas and minerals of all kinds and character: and also to carry on the business of buying, selling, renting^ leasing and dealing in real estate.