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CITY ORDINANCES
IMPROVEMENT ORDINANCE NO. 771-C.
An ordinance to provide for certain Improvement*
on sloe* avenue from 68th street to 69th street, and
at highway intersect tons between said points.
BK IT OBDAIXEEi by the Board of Commls
sipQfrs of the City of Birmingham a* follows:
'section 1. That Show Avenue from the east curb
line of 68th street, to the west curb line of 89th
street, he grariftd.
That sidewalks IS feet wide on each aide of Sin**
avenue, between the above named point*, and to
the north and south properly line* of Rios* avenue
on 68th and 69th streets, shall be curbed with
hydraulic cement combined curb and gutter and the
roadway for a width of three feet next to the
curbs, between the above named point*, shall lie
paved with hydraulic cement gutter paving six inches
thick
That the roadway between the gutters on KloaS
avenue front the east curb line of 88th street to
the- west curb line of 89th street, shall be macad
amized with slag and chert.
That sidewalks on both sides of Sloes avenue from
the east curb llfte of «8th street to the west curb
line of 89tb street shall be paved with hydraulic
cement concrete for a width of four fli feet.
That the entrance* to lots along alt of said
Street*, where the sidewalks are to tie paved, shall
be paved the full width of the sidewalk for a width
of four (4*> feet, with hydraulic cement concrete,
nnd the driveway* into lots and the alleyways shall
be paved with vitrified brick the full width of the
^ sidewalk and gutter.
Section 2. That «aid improvements shall he
made in accordance with the established grade* on
file in the office of the City Engineer for said por
tion* of said highways, and according to full de
tails. drawings, plans, specification* nnd surveys of
said work and estimates, which shall be prepared
by the City Engineer ns early as practicable, and
placed by him on file Ip his office in the City
Hall, not Inter than one week prior to the date
named In Section 4 of tills ordinance, where property
owner* who tuay be affected by said improvements
may see and examine the same.
Section 3. That the cost of coiiHtniciing said
Improvements shall be assessed against tlie property
abutting on the portions of the highways >-o im
proved. provided:
(a) That the cost of all improvement* at or upon
street, avenue or alley intersect ion* shall he assessed
against the lots or parcels of land abutting on said
highways so intersecting for one-half block in each
direction.
tbl That the coat of sidewalk Improvement* on
Street anil avenue comer* aha 11 be assessed against
the lots abutting on or nearest to said improvements;
and the cost of sidewalk Improvements at the Inter
section of an alley with a street or avenue or other
highway shall he assessed In fair proportion against
the respeetlve Jots or parcels of land abutting or cor
nering on the alley at such intersection.
fdl That no assessment shall exceed the cost of
Mich Improvement, or the increased value of such
properly, by reason of the special benefits derived
noin such improvements.
Section I. That the estimated cost of suid im
movements is I2400.00, and Dial Ho- Board of Com
missioners will meet on the 2«tlt day of September.
191.:. at the Council Chamber of the City HmII at
three o'clock p. Hi., fo hear any objections, re
monstrance*. or protests that may be made against
said Improvements the manner of making the same.
>r the material to be used.
Approved, Hept. lo. lui;:.
C. EX CM. President,
Bogrd of Commissioners.
A O. PANE. Commissioner.
JAMES WKATHEKI.Y.
i?81/, ....... Commissioner.
H. S. BY ALL.• City Clerk.
Age- Herald. Sept, ills, 1913.
IMPROVEMENT ORDINANCE NO. 652-C.
‘NEW .KKKIKS”
Supplemental. io amend an ordinance entitled Im
provement Ordinance No. H52-C, new series. to
provide for certain Improvement* on 13th avenue,
north, from 24th sum to 2t>th street; and to
supply defects 111 the proceedings for tlie construe
,:f..lhe ,n‘Pr"v«nient.* uuder said ordinance.
\> HI,Ul.AS, the improvements uader Improve
ment 'Ordinance No. U52C. new s<#ies. ”To pro
vide for certain improvements on 13th avenue, nortli.
from 24th street to 26th street.” adopted by me
Hoard of ('imnnisaioners of the City .»f Bhtuiug
i'am. May 3, 191?.. amt recorder in Minnie Booh
‘4 of -aid city on pages 4X3 ami 181. Inclusive.
In..5 been completed, hut the proeeedlnii* providing
for the construction of said improvements are de
fective. NOW THEUEFOKK, in oidei to supply in
part said defect*.
HE IT OKlMINEJt BY THE BOAltl) OF COM
MISSIONEKS of tire City of Birmingham as fol
lows: '
Section i: That said Improvement Ordinance No
b .2-t new scries, he amended so as to read as
follows, viz:
IMPROVEMENT ORDINANI E NO. 652-4'. new
•ones, to provide for certain improvements on 13th
avenue, north, from 24th street to 26th street.
HE IT OUDAINEI) Ity t lie Board of Conuuis
sioiur-. »ho tlty of Birmingham, as follows
Section 1. That 13th avenue, north, from tne
ei-i properly line of 24Hi street to the west prop
eriy due of 261 It street, except A tlie intersection of
-.*ih street, be graded.
That sidewalks twenty f?0’) feel wide along both
«li!f*s of 13th avenue, north, from t tie* east prop
erty line of 24th street to the west property line
t 26th st reel (street and alley Intersections and
driveway crossings excepted), shall be curbed with
combined cement curb and thirty-six (36”) inch
gutter.
Tint the roadway between the gutters, and Horn
property line to properly line at street lutersvc
ti"hs. from the east properly line or 24th street
to me west property line of 2Hth street shall be
macadamized with slug and chert.
That the sidewalks on both sides of said 13th
avenue from 24lh to 26th street*, ahull he paved'with
■•rim nt artificial stone for a width of six (ti t feet,
except along w licit* they ate now paved.
That ttie entrance* to hits along ail of said
streets, where the sidewalk* are to be paved, shall
be paved the full width of i lie sidewalk for a
width of four (4') feet, with dydraullc cement con
crete. and the driveways into lots ami the alley
witvs shall Im* paved with vitrified brick the full
width •1 f the sidewalk and gutter.
That vitrified clay drainago pipes with brick in
let* and manholes with iron covers shall be con
structed. in conned ion with said Improvements,
along the following portions of said highways, viz:
On Kith avenue front I lie east side of 2«th street
io- the easi line of 21th street, and the area or t»*i
illon to be drained is hounded ns follows: Begin
ning at the center of 26th street and 13th avenue,
tuouce northwest to the northwest corner of 26th
dreet ami Mill avenue; thence to live southeast coi
ner of 2*li street and lltli avenue; thence to the
center <.f 2*th street and Hth avenue; thence west
cilv . along il»« center of 14tli avenue to the west
pfoperiv fine of 23d street; thence southerly along
s.iid west property line to the nortli property
lino ‘ of 11th avenue: thence southerly along
die cast property Hue of 24th *’treei to
** Point Hm feet smith of l^tli avenue;
thence easterly to a point on th£ nortli properly
line of J 2th alley 101) feet east of 24th street;
theme southeasterly to a point on the north prop
erty line of 12th avenue. 125 feci west of 251 h
*ireef: thence in Hie .enter <>f 25th street and 12tli
avenue; thence easterly along the center «.f 12tli
inenue to the center or 26th street; thence north
erlv iilouu the center of 2«th street to lire point cf
beginning *
Sec 2. That said improvements ^shaII lie made
in accordance widi tin- established grades on tile
in the office ..f the city engineer for said port ions
of said highway*. and according to full detail*, draw
inn*, plans, specification* and survey* of -aid work
and estimates, which shall lie prepared by the dt.v
••ngineei. a* varly as practicable. and placed by
him on file in his office in the 4’Ity Hall, not later
than one week prior to the dale named in Section
4 of lids ordinance, where property owners who
max !><• affected by said improvements may see and
examine tin same
*'*’<• That the cost of const meting said Im
provfineuls 'Shall lie assessed again w the property
abutting on the portions of tilt- lilghwios ao im
proved, provided:
*<it ’ll nit the cost of all improvement* at or upon
strivl/ rivet rue or alley Intersectinns sliail be as
sensed a gains! the lots or parcels ..f laud ahuttinu
on enM .hlgliwa.v *■ so Intel.seeling for one-half blot^k
in car'll Mil eeflnti.
it)' Thnt rtte cost of sidewalk Imprnvement* on
•l wet and avenue corners shall he assessed against
Hie lots iilmi ling mi or nearest to said improvt
Mictil>; mid tire cost "f sidewalk Improvements at
the Intel section of any alley vvitli a streei or avenue
or otIlfi highway shall he assessed in fair propor
tion {.gainst Hit* U'pective lots or parcels of land
abutting or cornering *m tire alley at such inter
net ion.
(c That the cost of Hie drainage improvement*
shfdl lie assessed against all of the lots or parcel*
of' land lying within tiie .district drained by said
sewera.
(di That no assessment shall exceed die coat
of *u<*h improvement. ..r die increased value of such
properly by reason of the special benefits derived
from such improvements.
Bee. 4. That tiie estimated cost of said Improve -
menis is SV.ttU9.60, and that tiie Board of Comtnln
•sloners will meet on die 21st djLV of May, 1913. at
the (mined Chamber of the City Hall at three
o’clcck a. m.. to hear any objections, remonstrance*
or protest* Unit may lie nude against said improve
nients. the manner of making die same, or tiie
diameter of material to be used.
Sec. 5. That tills hoard will meet in die Council
< ilk in her In the City Hall on tin* 26th day of Sep
tember. 1913. at three o’clock p. tn.. where and
When all person; whose property may tie affected by
JhfW ordinance or proceedings, may appear in per
son or by attorrfey. or by petition, anti object or
protest against this supplementary proceeding, and
this ordinance and anything therein contained, and
this board will consider such objection* and pro
tects. if any. and will confirm or amend or modify
or rescind thi* ordinance and proceedings.
Approved Kept. lit. 1913.
C. EX CM. President.
Board of Commissioners.
A. O. LANE. Commissioner.
JAMES WEATHERLY.
Attest: Commissioner.
H. S. RVALL, City Clerk.
Age-Herald. Sept. 11-18. 1913.
IMPROVEMENT ORDINANCE NO. 770-C.
To provide for the construction of certain alorm
sewers.
BK IT ORDAINED by the Board of Commissioners
of the City of Birmingham, as follows:
Section 1. That storm sewers be constructed as
follows:
Beginning at a point on the storm sewer in 28t.h
street ftO feet north of 18th alley; thence southerly
parallel to the west curb of 28th street to the
South property line of 17th avenue.
Beginning at a point on the storm sewer In 26th
street. 2ft feet south of the north property line of
18th avenue: theme westerly along 18th avenue,
parallel to the north property line of same. 60 feet.
Beginning at a point on the storm sewer in 20th
'f street. 2ft feet north of the south property line of
17th avenue; thence westerly along 17th avenue snd
parallel to the south property line of same r*0 feet.
Section 2. That said sewers shall be constructed
with manholes, catch basins and Inlets, In accord
gneo with full details, drawings, plans, specifications,
surveys and estimates on file In the office of the
t'lty Engineer of the City of Birmingham, where
property owners who may be affected by said im
provements may see and examine the same, to
which reference Is hereby made.
Said sewers and appurtenances are to be con
structed of brick and concrete masonry, terra cotta
, pipe and Iron castings, as shown or described In
V said details, drawing*, plans and specifications.
-Section 3. That the said sewers ore constructed
for the purpose of draining the territory or area
bounded as follows;
Beginning at Bie southeast comer of 16th avenue
and 25th street; thence northeasterly through a
point HIO feet from, measured at right angles, to
Water street and 150 feet southwest from the south
west corner of Water street and 26th street, meas
ured along the south property line of Water street;
thence easterly parallel to Water street to the west
property line of 26th street; thence easterly at right
angles to the west property line of 28th street to
the east property line bif 26th street; tlimce north
erly along said west property line to the center of
Wafer street; thence easterly to a point on the
north property line of Water street 16ft feet north
east of the south property line of 17th avenue;
thence northerly to a point on the north property
Blip of 18th avenue 60 feet west of 27th street;
thence westerly along said north property line to
the east property line of 20th street; thence north
erly along said east property line lo the center of
18th alley; thence westerly along the center of said
llth alley to the east property-line of 25th street;
thpuce southerly along said east property line to
the southeast comer of 16th avenue, the point of
beginning.
_ Section 4. That the roat of constructing the 1m
b.v this ordinance shall be
. * ntimtm' «M wml upon and ■ gainst the lets tr
Tariff Discussion Less Dis
couraging to Business
Than Ever in History
GREAT BRITAIN IS
STILL FAR IN LEAD
Figures Are Interpreted to Mean That
Country Is Entering Upon an
Unprecedented Era of
Prosperity
By C. K. STEWART
Washington, September 17. — (Spe
cial.)—The business of Uncle Sam. mer
chant, was never more prosperous, and
never presented a brighter outlook
than today. According to the detailed
figures concerning the imports and the
exports of the United States for the
month of July and the seven months
ending with July, 15)13, given out today
by the department of commerce, our
foreign trade not only continues to
grow in a most satisfactory manner,
out it is in reality on a boom.
'l’iie aggregate trade in the seven
months was $2,346,141,612 ami showed
an increase of more than $64,300,000
over the corresponding period of last
year. Tills total volume of our foreign
trade was divided into imports of
$1,018,871,475 and exports of $1,327,
273,173, showing a trade balance in our
favor of $308,401,662.
United Kingdom Still in Lead
The United Kingdom is still far in
the lead as our best customer, our
sales lo that nation in the seven months
having exceeded $292,000,000 and our
purchases therefrom amounting to al
most $155,500,000, a total trade of nearly
$450,000,00(t. Canada comes second with
purchases from us amounting to more
than $247,500,000 and sales to us ex
ceeding $67,600,00, an aggregate trade
of over $315,000,000. Germany Is third,
with a total trade of over $268,500,000,
of which over $102,400,000 were sales to
us and over $166,100,000 were purchases
from us. France is fourth with a total
trade of $133,333,21 4, divided into $71.
359,359,704 sales to us, and $61,973,510
purchases from us. giving France the
balance In her favor. France, however,
is closely pressed by Cuba, which comes
next, with a total trade of $126,585,410
made up of $85,787,678 sales to us. and
$40,797,732 purchases from us. It is ad
mitted that we are not getting the
trade in Cuba to which we are entitled.
Our exports of manufactured and
partly manufactured articles continues
to grow. The framers of the tariff bill
which will become a law at an early
date believe that this ts one of the chief
benefits the United States will derive
from the new tariff hill—the growth
and development of the manufacturing
business in this country and the build
ing up of a large foreign trade.
Growth Over Previous Year
The sales of the seven months’ period
referred to above of manufactured and
partly manufactured articles amounted
to $893,482,703, as compared with $811,
382,860 In the corresponding period of
1912. The total exports of each of the
three classes of manu/actures for the
seven months ended with July, 1912, and
1913, were as follows:
Foodstuffs wholly or partly manufac
tured. 1912, $174,054,165; 1913, $188,892,
724.
Manufactures for further use in man
ufacturing. 1912, $211,931,960; 1913,
$240,888,436.
Manufactures finished, ready for con
sumption, 1912, $425,396,835; 1913, $463.
706,543.
Total, 1912, $811,582,960; 1913, $893,
182,703.
A comparison of the Import and ex
port statistics for the three classes
above named show in each instance a
balance of trade in our favor. Of food
stuffs tpartly or wholly manufactured
CITY ORDINANCES
•aUl sewers, ami said assessment* shall not exceed
the total cost of said improvement*.
Provided, however, that no chutge ns-essed upon
and against any lot or parcel of land drained by
said sewers or any of them, shall be greater limn
Hie Increased value of such property bv reason of
the special bene tils derived from such improve
ments.
Section 5. That the estimated cost of said Im
provements Is $2.li)u.0b. and that the Board of
Commissioners of the City of Birmingham will meet
on the 20th day of September. 1919. at the Council
Clumber or the City Hall at three o’clock p. in., to
hear any objections, remonstrance* or protests that
may tie made against said Improvements, the man
uer of nuking the same or the character of ma
terial to be vised.
Approved Sept. 10. 1913.
C. EXPM. I'realdent.
Board of Commisaionei*.
A. O. LANE. Commissioner,
JAMES WEATHERLY.
Attest : Commissioner.
H. S. RYALL. City Clerk.
Ago-Herald, Sept. 11-18. 1918.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS
Sealed piupo-«l.« will l»e received by the umler
slanetl until ;» o’clock p. iu.. Tuesday, September 23.
1913 for the construction of certain asphalt paving
under Imp. Ord. No. 788-C: also for the conntmctlnn
of certain aidewulk under Jmp. Ord. Nos. 8B9-<; and
6P0-C’. N. S. Specifications may be obtained and
pint)- examined at this office. Right is reserved to
reject any or all proposals. .
(Signed) WALTKR tl. KIRKPATRICK,
,, City Engineer.
.Age-Herald, September 18. 19 and 20. 1913.
Do You Travel?
If you do bear in mind the excellent train
service of the LOUISVILLE * NASH
VILLE R, R. and which appeals to the
particular traveler.
Its vestibuled limited trains for Chicago,
St. Louis, Cincinnati, Louisville, Mobile,
New Orleans and other equally important
points are operated on convenient and fast
schedules and carry modern electric lighted
drawing-room sleeping cars, free reclining
chair cars and electric lighted dining cars
with a’ la carte service. The prices are
reasonable and the meals the best you
ever ate.
Special attention given ladies and chil
dren and organized party movements.
Remember these facts when planning
your future trips and if you desire informa
tion as to rates or schedules write me
J. H. SETTLE,
D. P. A., L. AN.R. R.
BIRMINGHAM
REST AND HEALTH TO MOTHER AND CHILD.
Mbs. Wikslow’s Soothing Sybvp hns been
used for over SIXTY YKAKS by MILLIONS of
MOTHERS for their CHILDREN WHILE
TEETHING, with PERFECT SUCCESS. It
BOOTHES the CHILD. 80FTENS the GUMS
ALLAYS all PAIN ; CUKES WIND COLIC. Bud
is the best remedy for DIARRHCEA. It is at
solutely harmless. Be sure and ask for “ Mrs.
Winslow's Soothing Syrup,'’ and take so gibes
kind. Twenty-five cents a bottle.
\ »
j SPARKS FROM THE WIRES !
Chicago.—Four masked robbers forced
an entrance to the delivery station f
Aland el Brothers at 2£» West Van Huron
^street today, shot and killed Michael
Washuk. a stableman, beat and bound
three t^her employes, then broke open
the safe and escaped with $200.
Sherbrooke, Quebec. — "Gentleman”
Roger Thompson, the chauffeur who drove
Harry Kendall Thaw away from MrU
teawan in an automobile, was given his
liberty today. The crown authorities said
they had no evidence to offer against
Thompson.
Washington.—Champ Clark, speaker,
introduced to President Wilson today his
constituent, William Pollock, of Mexico,
I Mo., said to be the oldest miller in the
,United States. Mr. Pollock, who is MJ
years old, has been in the milling busi
ness (59 years and talked to the President
in favor of a duty on wheat flour.
Brookline, Mass. William Howard Taft
has lost 80 pounds In weight since leav
ing the office of President. This was
produced by deliberate design and Mr.
Taft still tips the scales at 240 pounds.
The ex-President has dropped weight by
cultivating a big appetite through out
door exercise and then refraining from
gratifying the desire to eat. "
Washington.—Viscount Chinda, Japan
ese ambassador, conferred with Secre-.
tary Bryan again today on the issue
pending between Japan And the United
States over the California alien land own
ership legislation. / v
Bengazi. Tripoli.—The Italian command
er, General Tor-.dli, and three Italian
I
officers and met) were killed in a bat
tle yesterday with Arab tribesmen. Tin
news reached this city today. The Ital
ian list of casualties wounded included
76 officers and soldiers. Arab losses are
not given out were heavy undoubtedly.
Ixmisville. — A man believed to lie G. R.
Pollock of International Falls* Minn.,
early today locked himself in a room
In u tenderloin resort and fired a bul
let into his right temple. He died an
hour later in the city hospital.
Washington.—Flags on all the federal
buildings hi New York city will he low
ered to half mast beginning today and
remain until the day of Mayor Gaynor’s
funeral by order of Secretary McAdoo.
Washington.—President Wilson today
designated Representative Robert I..
Henry of Texas to deliver an oration on
behalf of the federal government at the
dedication of the Balboa monument site,
September. 26, at San Diego, Cal.
Knoxville. Frank M. Thompson "f
Chattanooga today was ejected state at
torney general to succeed Gen. C. '« .
Oates, Jr., retired. Mr. Thompson re
ceived three votes and W. W. Faw of
Johnson City, two votes, of the five
members’of the supreme tribunal.
St. Douls.—Consolidation of all th«
freight and passenger traffic agencies of
tiie Gould lines was announced here to
day. The lines concerned are the Mis
souri Pacific, the Si. Douis, Iron Moun
tain and fcjputhern. Derived and Rio
j Grande and the Western Pacific.
Nashville.—According to local rail wav
officials 12,500 delegates to the negro na
tional Baptist convention, which began a
five days’ session here this morning. aiv*
now in the city with nine other special
trains scheduled to arrive.
(he imports amounted to $117,889,515
ami the exports to $188,892,724, making
a trade halantflF in our favor of over
$71,000,000. Tiie imports of manufac
tures for further use in manufacturing
amounted to $206,586,532 and the ex
ports to $240,883,436. the trade balance
in our favor being in excess of $34,000,
000. In finished manufactures the bai
iance of trade in our favor was greatest,
[exceeding $247,000,000, the imports in
[ this class having been $216,599,582 and
jtlie exports $463,706,543.
Encouraging to Administration
The trade conditions in the United
States in view of the pending enact
ment of the tariff bill is most encourag
ing to the administration. Nev^r-be.forf
in tiie history of tariff legislation has
business been less sensitive to it. This
is interpreted as a most encouraging
sign and it is confidently expressed by
some of the leading business men of the
country that we are just now beginning
upon an era of unprecedented pros*
pe rity.
If these predictions turn out to be
correct tiie brief ray of sunshine that
fell into the republican camp when they
won tiie Maine congressional election
by a few hundred in a district that had
been republican since the mind of man
runneth not to the contrary will he
about all the sunshine that will b'e com
ing to tiie G. (). P. for some time to
come.
SECOND APARTMENT
OF PRIEST S IS FOUND
BY NEW YORK POLICE
(Contlnaed from Page One)
from the search of Dr. Muret’s office to
day. That he hau practiced in Chicago
under another name was indicated by a
certificate issued by “The American Col
lege of Mechano-Therapy" to "Dr. Ar
nold Held.” Attached to the certificate
is an excellent photograph of Dr. Muret
with the attestation of a notary that be
was the person described in the certifi
cate. 'living at 476 North Clark street, i’l
the city of Chicago, and practicing medi
cine.” The certificate bears date of July
1. A physician's card bearing In-.
Muret’s name with a London address
also was found) as well as letters ad
dress *■> to “Dr. A. Held,” in Hamburg,
Germany, and to “M. Ernest," in Lon
don.
Some of tiie letters bearing London
postmarks were signed “Vera," the
writer described herself as “your loving
wife.” One urged him to come home,
as be had nothing to fear from “tiie de
tectives.''
“You can come back in safety if you
wear a false mustache and spectacles,*'
another passage in the letter read.
Muret finally admitted under question
ing today that he had known Schmidt at
least a year. Their acquaintance began
■when Schmidt consulted him as a patient,
he said, and a friendship developed.
Schmidt frequently came to the den
tist's offices to change from clerical garb
to citizen's clothes, Muret told the pros
ecutor. In an earlier statement to police
Captain Henry, Muret admitted, accord
ing to Henry, that he knew Father
Schmidt was making preparations to
print spurious bills.
“T advised him not to do this.’’ said the
dentist, “but be continued his work along
this line, not paying the least attention
to what r said."
Inspector Faurot’s theory that Muret
and Schmidt are kin was strengthened
by' the discovery at Muret’s apartment
of a photograph of him taken at Mainz,
Germany, where Schmidt was a priest.
Schmidt admitted lie had known Muret
in Germany, an admission which con
tradicted the story of Muret that he
had first seen Schmidt less than a year
HgO.
Acused of Two More Crimes
Two more crimes were placed today
on the police record of Rev. Hans
Schmidt, the priest who already has
confessed he was a murderer and coun
terfeiter. In ransacking Schmidt's
rooms, detectives found evidence that
Schmidt had stolen $400 from t lie
Easter collection of St. Joseph's church
and that he had robbed a visiting
priest who spent the night at St. Jo
seph’s rectory.
Schmidt still insisted that neither
Ernest A. Muret, his dentist friend, nor
Anna Aumuller, fhe girl he killed,
knew anything about his counterfeiting
operations.
In reply to a written question sent
to his cell he wrote:
“Anna knew nothing of my plans to
solve the social question by creating
money for all the poor people and
elsewhere.”
Schmidt maintains that lie made
bogus money from philanthropic mo
tives only.
Mother Is Prostrated
Aschaffenburg. Germany, September
17.—Regarding the reports from New
York that Hans Schmidt, the self-con
fessed murderer, and the dentist, Ern
est A. Muret, an alleged counterfeiting
accomplice, may possibly be brothers,
Schmidt’s father declared today tiiat
lie had no other son in America. He
talked freely of his son’s career ami
said he was known during his Mainz
seminary days as “the mad doctor.”
He began to show signs of insanity
seven years ago and repeatedly made
statements from the pulpit which
caused his hearers to laugh loudly.
Schmidt's mother is prostrated by the
a fair and is ’pronounced dangerousy
ill with heart disease.
Victor Emmanuel Receives O’Brien
Pisa. Italy. .September 17.—King Victor
Emmanuel at the bunting lodge at San
Roasore this evening received the Ameri
can ambassador. Thomas J. O'Brien, In
farewell audience for the presentation of
his letters of recall. The King expressed
regret over Mr. O'Brien's departure frbm
Italy and spoke highly of hjs work as
ambassador. Mr. O'Brien dined with fhe
King and Queen. He will leave tomor
row for Holland to meet the new am
bassador to Italy, Thomas Kelson Page.
Fri
New York. September 17.—"Mrs. Emme
line Pankhurst will he my guest during
her stay in New York city," Mrs. O. H.
P. Belmont said tonight oil jier arrival
from Europe aboard the Imperator, "and
of course, Mrs. Pankhurst. is going to
be admitted to this country. She has not
the slightest fear about that, nor have J.
Why, we should be the laughing stock of
continental Europe if we excluded her.
"Mrs. Pankhurst is not coming here
to advocate militant methods." she added.
"Mrs. Pankhurst knows perfectly well
that while they are necessary in England
they are not necessary in this country
and will not he employed here. Her visit
will he one of encouragement to our suf
fragists here. She will talk about suf
frage. certainly, but not Its militant
aspects."
SECRETARY LANE
SUFFERS FROM HEAT
Berkeley, Cal., September 17.—Against
his physicians' orders. Secretary Frankiiq
K. Dane, of the interior department, ven
tured today from the residence of Prof. A.
C. Miller, where he lias been stopping,
through the CDiversity of California cam
pus.
He returned so fatigued that he was
forced again to take his bed. Dr. Clark
Burnham declared the patient was weak,
and must remain quiet fdr several days.
"The heat of the past two days lias
been rather trying for the secretary," his
private secretary explained. "When the
weather gets cooler, we expect to run
down to Monterey for 30 days stay."
The Monterey trip seemed to exclude
for the immediate future the possibility
of a sea trip which Mr. Dane had under
consideration among other plans for a
vacation from overwork.
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St. 17.—Fire caused by
lightning threatened to cause the ex
plosion of 300,000 gallons of gasoline at
a gasoline company's plant near Theresa
street and Grand avenue here tonight.
To avert such a calamity*, firemen dug
trenches and drained off the burning oil
to more open ground.
The bolt of lightning had set fire to
two tanks, each containing :T0oo gallons
of oil. Nearby stood HO other taftks, each
holding 12,000 gallons.
In leading the burning fluid away from
the scene the firemen produced a burning
lake. The damage was tunall.,
Atlantic City (Jets Convention
Minneapolis, Minn., September IT.—At
lantic City was today selected for the
11)14 sessions of the sovereign grand lodge
Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The
military'council adopted a rule that the
decoration of chivalry shall he given to
only one person for every 100 members
or major fraction of a hundred in each
lodge. Formerly there was no limit to
the number who might receive the decora
tion.
Deaths and Funerals
Frank M. Edwards
Funeral sendees over the remains of
Frank M. Edwards, the W'ell known Bir
mingham citizen, who died Monday night
at his late residence. 1331 Eleventh avenue,
south, were conducted yesterday after
noon at 3:30 o'clock from the residence.
Interment followed in Elmwood cemetery.
The funeral of the late Frank Edwards
was attended by a large number of
friends and relatives and the floral of
ferings were of special beauty. The serv
ices were under the auspices of the Elks.
Diempr Parker
Huntsville. September IT.—(Special.)
Dlemer Parker, a valued member of the
Huntsville fire department. died late
Tuesday afternoon after an Illness of sev
eral weeks with typhoid. He was 20 years
old.
Mrs. Victoria Jones
Troy, September IT..—(Special.)—Mrs.
Victoria Jones died suddenly at her
residence on Montgomery street this
morning. Mrs. Jones was alone in the
kitchen when she suffered a stroke of
heart failure or some kindred trouble.
She had expired by the time members
or her family could reach her side.
The funeral occurs tomorrow afternoon
at 2 o'clock at the residence on Mont
gomery street. Interment in Oakwoor.
LIGE LOT. Undertaker. Phone 761
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JOHNS Under taking Co. Phon# 1002.
CHS DETECTIVE OF
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Black and Hargrove Are
Charged With Affray.
Hargrove Charges
Persecution
Following a difficulty between the two,
City Detective J. R. Black of Atlanta and
J. F. Hargrove, also of Atlanta, were ar
rested at 11 o’clock last, night in a room
at tlie Fxchange hotel lA Officers Moore
and McHenry. Black and Hftrgrove
were taken to the city jail, where Har
grove was locked up and Black was re
leased on bond of $25 furnished by Detec
tive Burge of the Birmingham depart
ment.
The charge against Black and Hargrove
Is “an affray" and they will both be ar
raigned before Recorder Alvin Douglass
this morning.
At the city jail late last night Detec
tive Black would have nothing to say of
his arrest. However, J. R. Hargrove
asked to see a reporter and made the
following statement:
T am under bond of $100 in Atlanta on
the charge of selling cocaine, which is
a misdemeanor in Georgia. I came to
Birmingham intending to return, and met
Detective Black, who was in Birmingham
last week, on the street. lie promptly
brought me to police headquarters, and
in some way managed to have me locked
up on the vague charge* of being wanted
in Atlanta. A lawyer came to my rescue
and by the habeas corpus route gut me
out of jail early this week. I was not
free very, long, as Detective Black then
swore out a warrant for me before Judge
Abernethy, charging that 1 am a fugitive
from justice. Again I was in jail, but
the judge released me this morning as
the charge against me was not sub
sianuateci.
"This afternoon I met Detective Black
and we talked tilings over. I asked him
why lie persecuted me so much when
lie did not even have any requisition
papers for me. He told me that if ho
got me back to Atlanta, my bondsmen
would pay him well for his trouble. Well,
to make matters short, I agreed to go
back to Atlanta with him just to oblige
as I knew the charge against me would
fall through. After that we roamed
around the city.
"We went to the Exchange hotel, where
he became angry at. me and In his excite
ment struck me several times. Others
who were in the room eg me to my aid
and rather bruised up Mr. Black before
the police came. We all came here in
the patrol and now Black is again putting
up his bluff that j am wanted in Atlanta.
Ho wants to railroad me back to Georgia,
but unless he manages with the aid of his
friends in Birmingham to kidnap me to
night my lawyers will showr up his game
In the. morning.”
Hargrove’s face was badly bruised and
be presented a pitiable sight. Detective
Black also show’ed signs of a difficulty.
Police Officers Moore and McHenry would
say nothing of the j#ffair except to state
that they were called to the Exchange
hotel and were told that some one was
beating another man in a upstairs room.
Arriving at the room they found a man
who proved to be Detective Black of At
lanta grappling with Hargrave. Both
W’ere arrested.
No,ne of the police officers or detec
tives would discuss the matter last night.
The city jail docket showed that Har
grove had been arrested last wfeok ami
locked up for several days on the charge
of being "wanted in Atlanta." Jt was
BODY OP GIRL IS
FOUND IN RIVER
Skirt Weighted Down With
Stones—Missing Since
Sunday
Newark, N. .T., September 17.—The
body of Alice Hopper, 16 years old,
who had been missing since Sunday
night from her home in Kearney, N. J.,
was found in the Passaic river at Har
rison tonight, her skirls weighted with
stones.
William Tolen, chief of police of
Kearney, and the girl's relatives de
clared that she had been murdered and
her body cast into the river. The
stones, weighing about 12 or 14 pounds,
had been placed in the lap of her outer
skirt and her skirt drawn up to form
a basket, the hem being knotted at
the rear of her waist. Chief Tolen said
lie did not believe she could have
placed the stones ami tied the knot.
Miss Hopper was an unusually pretty
girl ami seemed older than her years.
She left home at 8 o’clock Saturday
night to mall several letters among
them being invitations to a party she
was about to give. That was the last
her relatives saw of her.
Jersey City, N. J., September 17.—Tes
timony to show that the Lackawanna,
Urie, Lehigh Valley, Philadelphia and
Heading and Central raidroad of New
Jersey, directly or Indirectly control the
anthracite coal mines of the east, was
given at the opening session here today
of the New Jersey legislative committee
appointed to investigate the ailegd hard
coal combine. There was put in evidence
a circular alleged to have been issued
confidentially at Philadelphia last spring,
which specifies the prices to be charg 'd
for coal in the following season.
Charles J. Roe of Jersey City, coun
sel to the committee, said lie would es
tablish that the railroads named not only
controlled the mines, but. through sub
sidiary companies, were actually engaged
in coal mining. *
Harry IBeilis, an investigator in the
department of Justice, and of the Penn*
s.vlvania public utilities commission,
gave testimony tending to show the
prices of coal were the result of an
agreement between the railroads.
also ascertained that Hargrove bad been
rearrested early this week, following Ids
release on habeas corpus on a warrant
sworn out by Detective Black before
Ji.dgo Abernethy and placed in tlie county
jail.
_ln a hearing yesterday Judge Aber
nethy ordered the release of Hargrove,
as no charge was proven against him.
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IAP LEPER ESCAPES
Rides in Boston Street Car
and Walks Streets—Is
Recaptured
Boston, September 17.—The escape of
lam Unamaski, a Japanese, from tins
Massachusetts leper colony at PeniL z
Island, became known today only when
Unamaski presented himself at the
board of health detention hospital here
and said he wanted to be cured so that
he could go hark to Japan.
The man, declared to be a victim of
leprosy in an advanced stage, told of
his escape from the island in Buzzards
hay in a small boat and of Ills 15-ndle
row' to shore, Unamaski said he boarded
| a street car to New Bedford and then
took a train to Boston. Ite said life
was in this city several hours, walking
through the business section and rid
ing on two street cars. lie will be re
turned to Penikez.
Heat in California
San Francisco, September 17.—Local hot
weather records were imperiled In some
sections of California today, while in
others there was a marked fall in tem
perature. Los Angeles reported a maxi
mum of 108 degrees, while in San Diego
and San Luis Obispo the mercury rose
to llo. In tho San Joaquin and Sacra
mento valleys 104 was the high mark
| and in San P'ran cisco the mercury had
dropped back to 84.
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|- TEN DAYS OF JOY jj
1 AX THE I
I Alabama State Fair
I Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 9-18 I
'i
Agriculture
Every part of Alabama from
the semi-tropical coast to the
Tennessee valley, will be repre
sented with fine exhibits of the
best products of the farm.
Live Stock
Beef and dairy cattle, swine,
sheep, goats and poultry from
ail parts of the country and in
greatest variety will be shown.
Amusements
Horse races, motorcycle race*,
music by three bands and the
best free acts obtainable will
make the fair one continuous
performance of amusing fea
tures.
The Alabama Poultry Association and Alabama State Fair Association have con
f|i bined to give the greatest poultry show ever attempted in the South.
A new exhibit hall has been built for the immense dog show, which is under Kj
fiif the auspices of the Birmingham Kennel Club. j
If The Woman’s Department will be bigger and better than ever, showing many
jM new- and novel features. * y^
Boys’ and Girls’ Demonstration work will be given prominent space and atten
I tion., 11
II See the Plaza oi Pleasure 11
I Pyrotechnical Drama—Pain’s Pioneer Days 1
I In Alabama. October 13 to 18 , I
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