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The Point Is—
—Save Something
i Saving is not stinginess.
Self-interest demands that
you save a part of your earn
ings for a “rainy day.”
Why not open a savings
account with us today and
let your money earn future
money? You may begin
with as little as a one dollar
deposit, if you can’t spare
more. The rapid growth of
a small weekly saving is re
markable.
The First National Bank
OF BIRMINGHAM
“A National Bank for
Savings”
Capital and Surplus
$3,000,000
AT THE HOTELS |
P R. Phillips of Evergreen, J. J.
inn and Judge 8. Williams of Clan
ton are registered at the Metropol
itan.
A. 8. Dean of Evergreen, E. A. Holt
of Montgomery and W. W. .Stevenson
of Roanoke are stopping at the Morris.
Ij. H. Hale of Anniston, J. M. Aus
tin of Atlanta and T. E. Brady of Bat
tit Creek arc at the Hillman.
J. Wilson, A. E. Canby of Pittsburg
and J. H. Busby of St. Louis are at the
Birmingham.
F. R. Allison of Gadsden. C. D. Gibbs
of Atlanta and A. Bailey of Mobile are
registered at the Florence.
SUITS FILED
Among the suits filed yesterday In
the city and circuit courts were tho
following:
$500—Turnbull Manufacturing com
■ pany vs. Southern Making company for
alleged breach of contract.
$5000—Thomas C. Kenney vs. the
Western Union Telegraph company for
alleged failure to deliver a message
to C. F. Kenney in Cleveland, telling
• of the death of Donald A. Kenney.
$2200—Annie 1a. Harper vs. the Ala
bama Power company for the alleged
cutting of trees on property of the
plaintiff without her permission.
$2500—Charley H. Thomason vs. JL
M. Atkinson and K. T. Lamb, receivers
of the Atlanta, Birmingham and At
lantic railroad, for alleged perrcnal In
juries.
$5000—Mrs. S. C. Smith vs. Lie West
ern Union Telegraph company for al
leged failure to deliver a message.
$20,000—Hiram Torrance vs. the
Welden ice Cream company for alleged
personal Injuries,
$100,000—Joseph A, Hunnicutt vs. the
Birmingham Waterworks company for
alleged personal injuries received whilo
employed by the defendant.
$25,000—Z. Marco vs. the Red Feath
er Coal company for alleged ill treat
ment while a convict in the mines of
the defendant company.
AMUSEMENTS
Orpheum—Vaudeville
The Urpheum will probably be filled to
its capacity for the matinee this after
noon. The theatre offers a vaudeville
bill of five acts, and a new programme
of Klnmacolor motion pictures, which;
in themselves are a strong drawing card.
The bill includes two musical acts, a
juggler, a monologist and a team of
acrobat 8.
Bijou—Matinee Today
The women's performance of the week,
the Saturday matinee, should find the
Bijou packed to the utmost capacity for
"The Call of the Heart." a drama of
modern international marriage. The per
formance this atfernoon and tonight ends
the engagement.
Next week—Emma Hunting
Dainty Emma Bunting is a new part
which is said to fit her better than any
she ever presented in Birmingham, will
be at the Bijou next week in "The Cir
cus Girl." The little actress is supported
by*a capable company and is playing just
two weeks on the Wells circuit—Birming
ham and Atlanta—after which she goes
to New Orleans for a stock engagement.
Real 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:
$0500—Highland Development com
pany to Bessie Larrikin, part of lots
J4 and 15, block 803, according to the
survey of Hanover Place.
$1850—T* S. Selman to J. T. Chand
ler. lot 13, block 7 of the survey of
Kenilworth. •
$2500—H. C. Borchers to L. S. Sel
man. lot 17, block 17, according to the
survey of the West End Land rind Im
provement company.
$1400—H. J. Davis to Amanda Davis,
part of lots 5, 6 and 7, block I, of
the property of Mrs. P. Kirkpatrick.
DEWBERRY TALKS OF
DEVELOPMENT PLAN
AT DAUPHIN ISLAND
Will Be Utilized as World
Port, Coaling Station and
Winter Resort
LINE TO BE BUILT
FROM BIRMINGHAM
Barges Will Be Operated From Ter
minus of This Line on Warrior
to the Port on Dauphin
Island
The Tidewater Securities company, of
which J. M. Dewbery is president, paid
$300,00) for Dauphin Island, 30 miles from
Mobile.
Mr. Dewberry reached home yesterday
from Cleveland, where the sale was
concluded last Saturday, as announced
in The Age-Herald Sunday morning. He
Mroposes to utilize the island as a port,
coaling station and winter resort.
The plans of the company call for the
construction of a railroad from this dis
trict through Bnsley to the Warrior river,
where a barge line will convey Alubama
coal to Dauphin Island, to be utilized for
bunkers and other purposes. The com
pany proposes to construct a railroad
across some oyster reefs from the ter
minus of the Mobile and Ohio railroad,
30 miles below Mobile, to little Dauphin
Island. The water is from 10 inches t.o
10 feet deep there, and the scheme is said
to be feasible in every way.
May Involve $2,500,000
It is stated by Mr. Dewberry that the
whole project will involve the expendi
ture of over $2,500,000 before completion.
He said yesterday that the line to the
Warrior river would be built and in oper
ation in about 15 months, but that work
would not he started, for obvious rea
sons. until the government work on the
Warrior was nearer completion than <t
is at this time. Ho said that the moment
the government had the locks completed
his railroad would he ready for opera
tions out of Birmingham and his boats
would be ready to ply the Warrior.
Mr. Dewberry said his company in
tended to construct a railroad to Dauphin
Island, but had been told by the govern
ment that the government officials wouid
not countenance any monopoly at Dau
phin Island, and for that reason the Tide
water company will permit any railroad
or transportation line to use its entrance
into that deep water port. He said yes
terday that Mobile wfas bottled up no*.v
by the railroads and it would be useless
to try to use that port frt~ great
freight volume expected, and that
Dauphin Island was the key to the
whole situation down there. Mr. Dew
berry is highly enthusiastic over the
plans he has formulated and believes that
be has the greatest proposition for the
Birmingham district that has yet de
veloped.
Schedule of Plans
A concise schedule of the Tidewater Se
curities company’s plans is here given:
"Capital stock. $100,000.
"'incorporated under the taws of the
state of Alabama with perpetual succes
sion.
"The general purpose of this corpora
tion is to be a holding company for the
stocks and securities of such subsidiary
companies, enterprises and properties as
it may promote and develop.
"Its present definite purpose is to con
struct and equip a rail and water trans
portation line from Birmingham to Mo
bile and to Dauphin Island; to develop
Dauphin Island as its gulf terminal and
coaling station and also as a deep water,
land-locked harbor and world port for all
lines of transportation both rail and
water; also to develop Big Dauphin Island
as a resort city, and as a commercial
and shipping center, using the following
subsldary companies to-wit:
Mjnsidiary Companies
“l. Birmingham and Tidewater Railway
company, to construct a railroad from
'Birmingham to the Warrior river; dis
tance 16 miles.
"2. Tidewater Navigation company, to
equip and operate a line of steamboats
and barges (connecting with Birmingham
and Tidewater railway') on the Warrior
and Tomblgee rivers to Mobile and Dau
phin Island; distance 43S miles.
•'3. Dauphin Island Railway and Harbor
company (organized) to develop Dauphin
Island as a purt, coaling station and
terminal for all transportation lines, both
rail ar.d water. Owns Little Dauphin
Island. Dauphin Ray and grants from
t otted States .to build railroad and to
dredge harbor.
"4 Dauphin Island T^and company (Or
ganized) to develop Big Dauphin Island
as a city—summer and winter resort—and
ns a commercial, financial and shipping
center. Owns Rig Dauphin Island.
“Tidewater Securities corporation will
also develop such other allied enterprises
as may be deemed advisable and neces
sary, such ns a coal company, warrant
storage warehouse, public utilities, etc. •
Marriage Licenses
The following marriage licenses were
Issued yesterday in the office of the
probate clerk:
Charley M. Creel and Miss Lula Daw
son.
Oeorge Eaatls and Miss Maggie Till
man.
.1. R. Qualls and Miss Pearl Nichol
son.
M. H. Neff and Miss Florence Lor^lne
Thomas.
L. W. Adams and Miss Lola Parker.
Sam Sherrill and Miss Marie L. Wood.
J. H. Dixon. Jr. and Miss Frances E.
Cook.
Capital $500,000.00 Surplus (Earned) $550,000.00
Birmingham Trust & Savings Co.
j Capital and Snrplas $1,151,MO M
PAY BY CHECK
« The old way of paying bills in cash was long ■
ago superceded by the more modern
j method of paying by check. i
Jt is more convenient, it saves time, and is
much the safest way.
Are you still using the old way?
Open an account here with your next sal
i ary check
IK. W. SMITH, PraMdmt
TOM O. BMITH, V.-Pr«Bid*nt
W. H. MANLY. Cashlar
BONBON CAIN. Aaat. Caahler I
C. D. COTTON, Aaat. Caahler 1
E. W. FINCH, Aaat. Caahler I
TWO CHEMISTS INJURED
BY BAD GAS EXPLOSIONS
■ aiaai«aaataai••••■■§>>»<
accident in laboratory of
DIMMICK I’IPE WORKS—W. O.
M'MAHON AND T. G. JOHNSON
BADLY BURNED BY FLASH
A terrific gas explosion followed the
lighting of a match in the laboratory
of the Dimmick Pipe works at Thir
tieth street and Twenty-ninth uvenue.
North Birmingham, at 4:30 o’clock yes
terday afternoon. W. O. McMahon, a.
chemist, was blown through a door and
received very severe burns and
Thomas G. Johnson, a visiting chemist
of Bessemer, was knocked down and
also was burned about the face and
arms, though not as seriously as Mr.
McMahon.
The explosion was heard 10 blocks
away and brought a large crowd and
also the North Birmingham lire de
partment. However, there was only a
slight blaze to extinguish and this was
soon put out with chemicals. The ex
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plosion had wrought ruin in the lab
oratory for every delicate piece of
chemical apparatus in the room was
destroyed. Chief Mechanician J. O
Hlllhouse estimated last night con
servatively that the laboratory damage
from the explosion would amount to
over $2500.
At St. Vincent's hospital where Dr.
I* M. Winn had McMahon removed
following the explosion, it* was said
that McMahon was badly burned
but that fatal results wore not
anticipated unless complications sei
in. Chemist Johnson was said to be
resting easily in Bessemer at his home,
where he was removed.
As to the cause of the explosion. It is
unknown, according to the officials of
the company. It is thought, however,
that a valve in some way was opened
and filled the laboratory with gas so
that w'hen Chemists McMahon and
Johnson, returning to the laboratory
from a trip about the plant, lit a
match to light a gas jet the explosion
followed.
[ The Dimmfck Pipe works is «■». branch
I of the United States Cast Iron t'ipj, and
Foundry company, which has plants
| here as well as in Bessemer.
VIEWS VARY ABOUT
NEXT STEP IN RATES
Some Would Go to Inter
state Commission
SESSION YESTERDAY
Indications Were That Proposed Re
port of Committee Might Not
Meet Complete Favor of the
Board of Directors
At a preliminary meeting of the rail
roads and transportation committee of
tlie Chamber of Commerce yesterday it
was tentatively decided to recommend to
the hoard of directors that the freight
rate fight be carried l»efore the interstate
commerce commission and that an attor
ney and a freight rate expert he named
to conduct the case. Another meeting of
the committee is to be held, however,
probably next Tuesday, and at any rate
before the final recommendation is made
to the board of directors. The hoard of
directors will probably hold its monthly
meeting next Friday.
There are some indications that even if
the committee finally decides on making
this recommendation it will not meet
with complete favor from the board of
directors. There are many of the more
conservative who believe that the matter
should he held in abeyance in accordance
to the recommendation contained in the
recent reply of the railroads until cases
row before the interstate commerce com
mission, involving the same questions, are
settled.
The position taken tentatively by the
committee yesterday that although the
same question might be involved in cases
now before the commission, it was other
towns which were concerned and there
fore a favorable decision would be of no
value to Birmingham. It was stated
after the meeting yesterday that before
the next meeting of the committee is held
on the matter an effort will be ‘made l«»
secure an expression from the railroad
representatives of the city on this mat
ter and if the assurance is given the com
mittee that favor&bld decision by the
commission in these rases would apply
to Birmingham, then the committee may
agree to let the matter be held up for
awhile.
The sense of the committee yesterday
was that while the railroads made some
concessions ami complied with some of
the petitions for lower rates, as con
cerned the broader questions involved,
the answer was unsatisfactory. While
the more conservative members and offi
cials of the chamber would not talk for
publication yesterday, it was indicated
that their influence will be exerted
against this step and that the committee
may therefore change its mind concerning
the recomemndations to be made to the
directors next Friday.
FAVORABLE TERMS
TO FARMERS’ UNION
Officials, However, Decline to Accept
Free Office Rent to Maintain
Headquarters Here
The resolution by which the Alabama
branch of the Farmers’ Educational and
Co-Operative Union of America decided to
maintain its headquarters in Birmingham
after having been offered inducements to
go to Montgomery are as follows:
“Representatives of the Board of Trade,
the Business Men's league, the Chamber
of Commerce and the city board of educa
tion of Birmingham appeared before the
committee In regard to the matter of
moving headquarters. The Business Men's
league of Montgomery, at the recent state
convention, invited the Farmers’ union
to move headquarters to Montgomery, of
fering free office rent for a term of three
years. The people of Birmingham hear
ing of the proposition made by the Mont
gomery Business Men's league, and learn
ing that the executive committee had this
matter under consideration, sent repre
sentatives as indicated above to appear
before our committee. The several rep
resentatives of the business organizations
of Birmingham urged the claims of their
city to the Farmers’ union headquarters,
and agreed to duplicate any proposition
made by Montgomery or any other city
in the way of free office rent, or any
other facilities or conveniences. After
hearing the Birmingham representatives
the committee again went into executive
session and the matter of moving head
quarters was considered carefully from
every standpoint, and the following reso
lution was passed:
“That we greatly appreciate the kind
offer extended the Farmers’ union by the
Business Men’s league of Montgomery
to move headquarters to that city, feel
ing sure that if the invitation was ac
cepted we would receive every kindness
and courtesy possible at the hands of the
people of Montgomery and that we would
be most pleasantly located. Inasmuch as
headquarters have been in Birmingham
for about seven years, well established,
and Birmingham seriously objects to
moving from their city, and offers equal
inducements with Montgomery, it would
be unwise to move headquarters now.
Therefore, we decline to accept at this
time the proposition of free office rent
from either Montgomery or Birmingham.
“E. W. WTNSLETT, Chairman,
“J. N. WYATT,
“W. F. JOHNSON.
“L. N. DUNCAN. Secretary.
Executive Committee.’*
Building Permits
The following building permits were is
sued yesterday in the office of the build
ing inspector:
$1000—C. H. Mosley. 1417 Tuscaloosa ave
nue; two story frame house.
$8100—City of Birmingham, near city Jail;
out story concrete building
Simply Requires Those Do
ing Such Work to Register
With Chief of Police
The proposed “washerwomen’s ordi-1
nance, to regulate the domestic laundry I
business of the city, has been drafted j
and, contrary to current belief, does not
allude in any way to any methods of
preventing diseased negro women from!
taking the laundry. The ordinance ap
plies only to the regulation of this busi
ness by means of compelling the women
to register at the police station both as t.»
their proper names, their residence and
their place of washing clothing, if differ
ent from the residence. The sole pur
pose of the ordinance is to give the po
lice a method by which such women (‘an
be located. It is stated they often tak.
clothes and never return them and com
mit similar thefts and for such cases the
ordinance is intended.
As tentatively drafted by Assistant
City Attorney Joe Mudd it is as follows:
Ordinance No.-C. An ordinance
requiring persons doing certain charac
ter of laundry work to register at the
office of the chief of police of Birming
ham.
“Be it ordained by the board of com
missioners of the city of Birmingham, ns
follows:
“Section I. That every person, before
doing laundering work of any kind, char
acter or description, by hand nr other
wise, as a business, or for a livelihood,
shall register, at the office of the chie
of police of Birmingham, his or her name
and residence and place of laundering or
washing. And every such person, should
his or her residence or place of launder
ing or washing be changed, shall report
such change within five days thereafter
at the office of said chief of police.
“Sec. 2. That it shall he the duty of
the chief of police to ascertain the truth
of the registered statements, and, upon
such ascertainment, to issue, free of
charge, within three days of the afore
said registration a card or permit author
izing said person carry on or engage
in the occupation of laundering or wash- !
ing at the place named in said registra- !
tion card.
“Sec. 3. That the provisions of this or
dinance shall not apply to proprietors]
ami employes of laundries which pay to
the city a license tax, nor to persons em
ployed upon the premises of the owner
of the article laundered.
“Sec. 4. That any person violating any
provision of this ordinance shall, upon
conviction, be punished within the limits
and as provided by section 1216 of the
code of Alabama.”
Believes Gas and Oil in Large
Quantities Will Be Found
in Present Field
P. M. Shannon, the well known gas and
oil operator, whose drillers struck a large
gas gusher near Jasper during the past
two days, came to Birmingham yesterday
on business connected with his operations
in that section.
He confirmed the facts given over the i
long distance a few days ago in regard to |
the success of ids drillers, but said there j
had been no new developments there. Mr. i
Shannon said yesterday that his forces
were continuing their drilling and fur- |
ther success is confidently expected. He j
said that every indication pointed strong- !
ly to the final complete success of opera- ;
tions in that section, and that he was j
more sanguine now than at any time
during the past few months He has al- |
ways held that the territory now being
prospected was rich in oil and gas.
In connection with the new interest ere- I
ated In oil and gas properties it was ^
stated yesterday that the Providence Oil
and Gas directors would meet next week
and some renewed efforts would be made j
in the Fayette field.
:
PISTOUI CHILD
Baby’s Face Badly Burned
and Its Sight May Not
Be Restored
_ t
“She didn’t know It was loaded.” was
the excuse offered by the negro nurse of
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. White of 118 First
avenue, Ely ton, after she had accidently
phot a toy pistol loaded with a blank
cartridge into the face of the White's
baby daughter. The child’s face was
badly burned by the powder and the eyes
were so injured that it is quite possible
that the baby will lose one of them.
The accident happened Thursday after
noon when the nurse had taken the baby
out for an airing and had stopped at a
friend's house. The nurse picked up a
toy pistol and playfully said to the child:
“I am going to shoot you'’ and then ;
pulled the trigger. An explosion followed;
and the baby’s face and eyes were terri- j
bly burned by the powder.
Dr. W. C. Gewin was summoned and ;
he Is making a valiant effort to save the
eyesight of the child. Mrs. White is pros- i
trated at the accident.
WILL BE INCLUDED
Big Delegation Holds Con
ference With City Officials
With Successful Result
CLAIM BIG INCREASE
IN PROPERTY VALUE
Pointed Out That Condemnation Pro
ceedings Are Not Necessary in
Order to Secure the Opening
of Through Street
4 *
4 THOUGHT TRACKS WOI 1,0 4
• REST ON TRESTLK WORK 4
4 A startling feature which tie- J
4 veloped at the conference on 4
4 Nineteenth street yesterday was 4
4 the statement of the city engl- 4
4 net r that in all probability the 4
4 elevated tracks through the t
4 city in compliance with the 4
4 grade crossing plans would rest 4
4 on great earthen embankments 4
4 some 16 or 17 feet high. The pop- 4
4 ular conception had been that 4
4 the elevated tracks would be 4
4 trestle work. 4
4 Mr. Kirkpatrick stated that 4
4 trestle construction would an- 4
4 swer the purpose all right but 4
4 would he much more costly 4
4 than embankments. When this 4
4 development appeared during 4
4 the city engineer’s talk tho del- 4
4 egation was startled, for they 4
4 appeared to believe this great 4
4 embankment running through 4
4 the heart of the city would be 4
4 unsightly. 4
4 ♦
H t t l t trt7l t r t , t t t T
Tiie opening up of Nineteenth street is
to be incorporated In the grade crossing
system of tlie city now in the hands of
the railroads. After an extended confer
ence yesterday afternoon between a large
delegation of citizens. City Commissioner
James Weatherly and City Engineer Kirk
patrick and Engineer Stearnes, tiie grade
crossing expert, Mr. Weatherly instructed
Mr. Kirkpatrick to draw up the specifica
tions for the opening up of Nineteenth
street and submit them to the railroad
representatives at once so that this mat
ter could be added to this former set of
plans already under consideration by tiie
railroad representatives and upon which
they are to make a report October 16.
Unanimously indorsing the grade cross
ing plans to such an extent that they
declared there was a stroke of genius in
the drafting of the system, but adding
that the system of grade crossing elimina
tion could not he complete until the open
ing of Nineteenth street was incorporated,
the delegation that appeared before t’otn
missioter Weatherly yesterday was com
posed of probably or JO well known
citizens.
Have Property on Street
Many of them have property interest
al< ng Nineteenth street and made no
sen et of the fact that they have a spe
cial interest in the matter as well as a
general interest. A considerable number
of them have no direct property interest
in the street in question. The delegation
was headed by T. li. Molton.
A very important development of the
conference, for such it was as Mr. Weath
erly is the only commissioner in the city
at present, was the allegation that con
demnation proceedings are not necessary
In order to compel the railroads to open
the street. Rulings of the Minnesota state
supreme court and of the supreme court
of the United States were cited to show
that the only action necessary was for
the city commissioners to pass an ordi
nance declaring that the street be opened.
This point was first brought up by I3n
ginter Stearnes, the Indianapolis man
who is a grade crossing expert and who
haf. had Charge of the local situation for
the past three or four months. Assistant
City Attorney Monte Ullnian verified the
statement and addressed tiie delegation
at tiie request of Mr. Molton upon the
legal status of the case.
speeches were made by Mr. Molton, Mr.
Harsh, Hill Ferguson, M. N. Malone, Mr.
Ullman. Frank Nelson, Sam Blach, (».
W. Pratt, the two engineers, and others.
Want to Pledge Candidates
The delegation at Mr. Molton's sug
gestion determined to secure the posi
tion of each of the throe candidates for
city commissioner, George Ward, Vas
sal* Allen and Clement Wood, on the
grade crossing proposition and they stated
very candidly that although they were
already pledged they would change their
minds mighty quick if their candidate
came out against the grade crossing plan
and the opening of Nineteenth street.
Every speaker paid glowing tributes to
Commissioner Weatherjy and the two en
gineers for the work they were doing
toward the success of the plan.
Serious complaint was made both by
members of the delegation and the city
officials as to the ridiculous misconception
and ignorance of about five citizens out
every JO as to what the grade crossing
plans are. Mr. Weatherly stated that
the plan would he advertised in the news
papers in the future. The delegation
stressed the importance and the duty of
the press In taking up this matter and
making efforts to better acquaint the
public with what the grade crossing plans
really are.
First Adequate Plan Offered
Mr. Molton declared that to his certain
knowledge the grade crossing plan had
been before the city of Birmingham 27
years and that until the present plans
were advanced there had never been
offered any adequate solution of the
trouble. Mr. Molton cited an example
from Montgomery, where he said Lee
street had been opened through a depot
of the Ijoulsville and Nashville railroad
under conditions almost exactly parallel
to those in tills city.
The speakers frankly stated that they
had nothing to conceal and while some
of them had special interest in the open
ing of the street on account of being
property holders, this was nothing to be
ashamed of and they had the same rights
as the citizens of any other street. They
advanced many arguments to show that
the entire city would be benefited by
the opening of the street. They also ad
vanced arguments to show that the open
ing of the street would be of little extra
cost to the railroads. If any, and some
contended that the railroads could erect
arcades or store rooms and warehouses
on their property along the two sides of
the street which would bring in a large
income in rentals.
It was also argued that the city would
he benefited by the increase in taxes re
sulting from the enormous increase in
property values on both sides of the
railroad, but especially on the Southslde.
Negro Hound Over for Murder
Judge H. B. Abernothy yesterday bound
over Murphy Williams, a negro, to await
the action of the grand Jury on a charge
of murder. The negro is charged with
killing Ed Ryan.
FOIl RENT—ONE 9V31MBH COT
TAGE AT ST. CLAIR, B2A FOR THE
MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, FUR
NISHED. DH. 9. E. PERKIN9. BIO
FIR9T NATIONAL BANK BLDG.
JPhone 233.
Real People Saving
Real Money
A thousand dollars saved is some- |
thing. Seven thousand, a little n
fortune to most of us.
Nearly SEVEN THOUSAND
MILLION dollars is on deposit to
day as the savings of American
people.
Their ambitions are just like
yours, only they are paying the
little weekly and monthly install
ments it takes to realize them.
Would it be hard to make one, say
of a dollar, now? Another, then
another? Try it yourself at the
amcanTmjsiXSavingsRank
TIRST AND TWENTIETH — BIRMINGHAM
ESTIMATES ASKED
TO FURNISH CLUB
Architect Weston Describes
the Various Features

THE COLOR EFFECTS
Roof Garden Cafe Will Have Sixteen
Foot Ceiling—Walls and Ceiling
Covered With Wood Lat
tice Work
Blue prints of the Press club quarters
on the top floors of the Jefferson County
Savings bank skyscraper were sent yes
terday by William C. Weston, tlie design
ing architect, to many of the leading fur
nishing houses of this country, Including
Birmingham.
From the plans submitted the artists of
the various concerns will submit draw
ings and decorative schemes, one of v^iich
will be adopted by the house commit
tee of tho Press club engaged on that
work. Before adoption, however, the
plans will he passed upon by a local com
mittee of artists at the request of the
| Press club. In a letter accompanying the
plans, Eugene H. Knight*. principal as
sistant. to Mr. Weston, gives the neces
sary details to those who wish to bid on
the work.
The letter accompanying the plans,
which giveyt a general idea of the scheme,
follows:
“fjentlemen: We are sending you here
with three blue prints showing twenty
third, landing nnd roof garden floors of
the the new Jefferson County Bank build
ing of this city. These floors will he oc
cupied by the Birmingham Newspaper
club.
“We would like to have you submit us
estimates, sketches and suggestions for
the complete decoration of the different
rooms shown on these prints, including
furniture, draperies, etc. The following
notes will give you a general idea of what
will be required:
“The ceiling height on the twenty-third
floor 1? 12 feet clear. We contemplate
treating the walls eight feet nine inches
above floor with burlap and wood strips
up to small cornice. Seats in windows,
over radiators, will be open fronts and
will have cushions. Floors will be en
tnrely covered with carpet except where
indicated for tile. Celling will have wood
learns with plaster between. Frieze be
low beams will extend entirely around
room. This general description will ap
ply to billiard room and library also, ex
cept for change in color scheme. The
reception hall, alcove, foyer and office
must also l>e in keeping with these rooms.
“The 'landing' floor will he especially
for ladies. Ceiling height, nine feet six
inches high. Floors of carpet. All wood
work, white enamel. Stairway orna
mental iron, white marble treads.
“The top floor will be devoted to roof
garden and cafe, as shown on print. Cell
ing height, 10 feet. Floors of tile in black
nnd white, eight inch squares alternating.
Walls and ceilings entirely covered with
wood lattice and trellis work pilasters,
caps, cornices, beams, etc., done in white
enamel with dark green background.
Doors opening on to promenade deck are
glazed to floor with small lights. Doors
aie seven feet six inches high, and with
transom total height is 11 feet. We have
I in mind for the furniture a light green
j wood of very simple design with rattan or
I willow hack, sidep. etc. Ornamental plas
ter panels. diS' S, ornaments, etc., designed
In the Adam style will he used in con
nection with the lattice work. The ingle
'nook will he paved with colored tiles, as
will be the promenade deck. Parapet
wall hack of cornice will be In rough tex
tured gray brick and tiles In colors. The
electric light fixtures will he in color.
“Kindly submit plan showing layout of
furniture, chairs, tables, etc., for both
cafe and promenade fleck.
“Your prompt attention will l>e greatly
appreciated, ns this work will have to be
executed immediately. Yours very truly.
“W. C. WESTQN, Architect."
OF THECONVICTS
Merchants’ Association Will
Submit Questions to Can
didates for Office
Resolutions Indorsing the movement
to take the convicts out of tho mines
were passed at a meeting held yester
day of the Merchants’ Protective asso
ciation of Jefferson county.
The meeting was held in the head
quarters of the association *n
Chamber of Commerce building anV
was well attended. The committee, on
legislation submitted a number of
questions to be propounded to t he sev
eral candidates for office which were
accepted and a copy of the questions
will be sent to each candidate. Adam
Pow, president, who has been noting
as field worker for the past few weeks,
i resigned as such. His successor will
named at the next meeting of tin
board of directors.
A petition will be circulated among
the merchants of the city and distr ct.
asking the discontinuance of trading
stamps or premiums, and a committee
from each locality was appointed to
look after that proposition and any
other matters of local interest. The
committee on incorporation reported
that th* papers were ready and would
be filed in the office of Judge J. P.
Stiles of the probate court this morn
ing.
AT SAN FRANCISCO
Alabama Urged to Make
Exhibit at Fair
INDUCEMENTS MADE
Dr. Halstead as Member of Advisory
Committee Is Asked to Arouse
Sentiment for Ala
bama Exhibit
... - —
| Dr. Hal F. Halstead. mipcrintomlent of
the poultry department of the Alabama
State Fair, who was appointed a* a mem
ber of the poultry advisory committee of
the Panama Pacific International exposi
tion. that will be held at San Francisco
In 1915, has received a communication from
D. R. lively, chief of the department of
| live stock, asking him to get in touch
with the commercial organizations of the
state in reference to an Alabama exhibit
at the exposition.
The communication recited the fact that
Alabama is one of eight states whore no
appropriation for participating in tho
Panama Pacific exposition has been made,
and J)r. Halstead has been requested to
create a sentiment for the Alabama ex
hibit and to start, a movement looking to
a plan to secure the necessary funds for
that purpose.
The letter follows:
"San Francisco, August 26, 1913.
I)r. Hal F. Halstead. Advisory Commit
tee. Birmingham:
“Dear 8ir—The legislature of your state
did not see fit to make an appropriation
for participation in the Panama-Pacific
International exposition. Tn several of the
states where a similar condition applies
a number of the patriotic citizens are
devoting themselves to a plan which pro
vides the soliciting of funds for the pur
pose indicated.
“As a member of the poultry advisory
committee, the request is made that you
will at once get in touch with the com
mercial organizations of your state vig
orously urging that your state will not
be absent when the rol^ is called at SaA
Francisco In 1915. *
One of Few Unrepresented
“From present indications your state i*
one of eight that will not be represented
unless action is taken. Every other state
in the union has either made a legislative
appropriation or has collected funds from
its leading business interests so that a
proper display of its resources can be
made at San Francisco in 1915. There is
h patriotic impulse which moves ©very
state which is a component part of this
lepubllc to join in c elebrating so great
hii achievement as the completion of thA
Panama canal.
“If you are successful in instigating or
starting a campaign of this character,
please be sure to see that a part of the
funds which may be raised will be used
in paying shipping expanses and dupli
cating premiums that may be won by live
stock and poultry from your state at the
Panama-Pacific International exposition.
Some ot the Argument*
“You can use as an argument these
facts: No display of the resource* of
your great state will be complete without
a liberal showing of live stock and poul
try; money appropriated for the purpose
ii 1111■ 11' d , - or
the live stock and poultry growers of fhe
state; the maintenance and continuity of
agriculture in your state depends largely
upon live stock production and restoration,
nf fertility to tiie soil incident thereto; dif
fering from other exhibits such as art,
machinery, manufactures, etc. Live stock
must be fed and runs the risk of dying;
there is abundant precedent for such
action as 20 states gave special premium*
or paid shipping expenses on live stock
at the World's Fair at St. lsniis in 1904.
You cannot be too insistent or begin work
too early in this connection.
• You con render further service to th*
state by writing letters to the fancier*
and breeders of the state urging exhibit*
at San Francisco in 1915. and by writing
letters to the press carrying the same
message. These letters should not be
confined to the agricultural press, but
should go to tlie dailies and weeklies all
over the state.
‘Tt Is not too early to begin agitating
the question of a concentration of ship
ments at a central point for transmission
to San Francisco. Convenience, rapidity
of transit, the company of farmers and
breeders and other advantages will be se
cured by this plan. This is a subject that
can also he well handled through th*,
press of your and surrounding states.
“In taking up the question of the stats
exhibit with the commission, please bear
in mind that under the plan adopted by
the department of live stock at the Pan- M
amn-Pacific International Exposition dls- I
plays of live stock and poultry will he I
I on exhibition throughout the entire term
from February 30 to December 4. 191F
f^The competitions will take pla*e in Oc
rrsber and November and specimens in
tended for the competitions need not he
shipped prior to that time. Your state
• •an weil afford to maintain throughout,
the exposition r display made up of tile
best specimens. Included in the scope of
thlr department.
“This department Is counting heavily on k
your co-op* tailor^and will greatly appre
ciate whatever you may do. Yours very
ttrly. D. O. l.rVKLY.
“Chief of the Department of Live Stock.*
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