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'Save Steadily The man or woman who saves only now and then apldom has money for future not'd s. If you are anxious to take your place am«ng the well to do people, save steadily and deposit what you save with this hank. Every dollar deposited will he put to work for you. The First National Bank ‘‘A National Bank for Savings” Capital and Surplus $3,000,000 WILL NOT PERMIT USE OF HANDBILLS ON CITH STREETS Commission Worried by Lit tered Condition of Pave ments and Cancels All Permits Many citizens have complained within the last few days about the littered con dition of the streets with political hand bills advertising meetings, theatrical post ers and all kinds of advertising cards. Therefore, the commissioners passed a resolution at the meeting yesterday can celling all permits now existing and de- j daring that future^ acts of such kind would be diligently prosecuted. The commissioners feel that this mat ter accumulating on the streets makes' them unsightly and is an infringement of the ordinance prohibiting the throwing; of trash on the streets. The matter is j usually circulated by men and boys who! stuff the hills Into the pedestrian’s hand, about nine-tenths of whom drop the hill to the street without looking at it. The resolution is as follows: “Whereas, it is becoming customary for many business houses, theatres and citi zens to distribute circulars and advertis ing matter and political dodgers on the streets of the city, and, “Whereas, This tends not only to lit ter the streets, avenues and sidewalks and making same unsightly, but is an Infraction of section 480 of the city code, prohibiting the depositing or throwing of any trash, etc., whatsoever on the public streets of the city; now, therefore, be it “Resolved by the hoard of commission ers of the city of Birmingham, That from end after this date this practice will not - longer l>e permitted: that any permit now outstanding permitting such practice is hereby revoked, and the police and san itary departments are hereby instructed to see that section 480 fit the city code la complied with." Children Can See Animals At the request of "scores of children, Manager Semon has arranged a recep tion on the stage at the Orpheum theatre this afternoon. The little folks will he Invited up to see the. animals in De Dio’s comedy circus, which include several pretty dogs which are splendidly trained, several monkeys, a mule that bucks and a pretty pony. The animals are all well trained and absolutely safe. TERMINAL PARCEL STATION LEASED Will Facilitate Handling of Parcel Post Matter OPEN IN TWO WEEKS Is Located on Fifth Avenue Near Twenty-Fourth Street—Will Not Be Used for Distribution J % of Local Mail Birmingham is to have a Terminal rail way postoffice. It will probably be in operation within the next two weeks. It was announced last night that the Messer Real Estate and Insurance com pany, through its president, M. P. Messer, and its vice president, F. E. Butler, had closed a contract with the government, renting a ‘‘double” building on Fifth ave nue between Twenty-third and Twenty fourth streets. This building, it was stat ed, would be used as a Terminal railway office, and is to be placed in operation to facilitate the handling of the parcel post mail. The parcel post packages that come to Birmingham residents will be distrib uted at the local office, but mail con signed elsewhere will be sorted and sent out from the Terminal office. 4 Supeiintendent of Railway Mails Bunn is said to have been the government's agent in securing the building from the Messer company. Mr. Bunn, it appears, has been in Birmingham for some days and lias been carried to almost every place in the city. He was better pleased with the. Fifth avenue location than any other, and he accordingly signed the contract for its use. The building is called a "double,” but it is really two buildings. Vice Pres ident Butler of the Messer company stated last night, that the two would be con nected by arches. It is 40xM feet square, and is on the south side of Fifth avenue, near Twenty-fourth street. It will be fitted up according to government specifi cations, and it is said that it will be one of the largest stations of its kind in the south. This idea of a terminal office is a very new' one. Indeed, it is so new that very few are in operation in the country. Pitts bOrg was the last to have one put in op eration, w'hich wras done something like a month ago. The office in the Pennsyl vania city is located in the Terminal station, and the mail is carted from the train directly into the postoffice. It Is here distributed and local mail is sent to the main office, while the mail intended for other cities can be sent out on the next train. The value of this comes in that no mail will be compelled to miss a train that runs within, say 20 minutes, after the mail is removed from the preced ing train. It is expected that the advent of the new departure in the handling of parcel post mail will greatly facilitate the Christ mas delivery of parcel post packages. It will relieve the local department of much work. The Terminal office will .begin opera tions with six employes, ami Postmaster T. H. Aldrich said last night that he un derstood it would be In operation within two w'eeks. Mr. Aldrich stated, however, that he had nothing to do with that de partment, and was not in position to. have accurate information. Mr. Bunn, he said, was superintendent of the railway mail service, under which comes the Terminal office. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE Virgil O. Slrickler Will Be Heard at Bijou Tomorrow Afternoon A lecture on Christian Science will he delivered by Virgil O. Strickler of New York city at the Bijou theatre tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock. This lecture is under the patronage of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, of this city, which extends a cordial invita tion to the public to be present. A large, audience wjll doubtless hear this au thoritative explanation of the fundamen tal principles of Christian Science. The lecture is free to all. UNDERWOOD RALLY WILL BE BIG AFFAIR TONIGHT _l_ Gipsjf, Smith Auditorium Expected to be Filled to Hear Final Speech of Senatorial Candidate Before His Return to Washington—Parade Will Form at Courthouse The Jefferson county friends of Oscar YV. Underwood will rally tonight. The time is 7:.'l0 o'clock. The place is the Gipsy Smith auditorium. At the rally Mr. Underwood will deliver an address. He will take advantage of the opportunity to answer before the cit izens of Jefferson county the charges pre ferred against him by his opponent, Con gressman Hobson. And having answered the charges, he will discuss the record of his opponent. He will show what he himself has ac complished in the way of tangible re sults, and what his opponent has accom lished. The address of Mr. Underwood will he his last in the present quarter of the cam paign. It will be the most important of all his speeches. He will he talking to the friends of his home county, the friends whom he has represented and to whom Captain Hobson preferred charges against his political honor and integrity. Mr. Underwood’s address will he the principal feature. The doors of the auditorium will he thrown open at 7 o’clock. John W. Sibley of Birmingham will preside. He will first of all present Dr./Russell M. Cunningham of Ensley, a popular citizen of the county, former lieutenant governor, and one cf the finest orators of the state. Dr. Cunningham will deliver an address in characteristic style. It will he short, but throbbing with force and sentiment. He will then present Mr. Underwood. Prior to the speaking, there will be a parade finder the direction of Field Mar shal E. J. McCrossin. This parade will be formed at the courthouse at 6 o’clock and will be marched through the business sec tions of the city. It is anticipated that the auditorium with a seating capacity of practically 7000 will be filled with enthusiasts. It is un derstood that many beiits of the county will be represented, and that many ladles of Birmingham and the surrounding terri tory desirous of complimenting Mr Un derwood by their presence, wilh attend. Mr. Underwood returned yesterday morning from Dothan, where Thursday he delivered an address to thousands of citizens representing several of the pro gressive counties of the wire grass. He was delighted with the reception which* was accorded him. It was said in the press dispatches that the crowd which heard Mr. Underwood was the largest ever gathered together in the history of Dothan. ‘T discussed the issues of the cam paign,” said Mr. Underwood, "and re ferred to my opponent in way of refuting the untenable charges which he has pre ferred against me. and which he has not attempted to prove, and in way of pre senting his record to the people. L was very careful to refrain from taking any position which might be construed as an attack against his integrity. “The two audiences, the overflow and that in the theatre, were evidently pleased with what I said, for they gave me as warm a reception as I have received any where.” BABY CONTEST WILL CLOSE DECEMBER 1 About 2,500 Babies From Over State Have Entered for Prizes The city commissioners have received something like 2500 names of babies from all over the state in the 1915 World's Ex position baby contest, in which $50,000 in prizes are to he awarded in the state of Alabama alone. The contest closes the last day of this month. A letter was received a short time.ago from officials of the exposition in San Francisco, stating that advice would be given soon as to the date of the arrival of the official exposition photographer, who will come to Birmingham and take a pho tograph of everyone of the babes. The commission is now puzzling over where these pictures can be taken, for if a good per cent of the entries show up w ith their mothers and nurses on the appointed clay there will be ‘‘some crowd.” The majority of the entries are from tills city and county, hut many of them are from all parts of the state. Those in other Alabama towns and counties are ex pected to send photographs of the babies they have entered, although this is not necessary and they can br.ing the baby to Birmingham and have its picture taken on the appointed day. Letters will be sent in ample time to every entry in the contest as to the date the photographer will be in Birmingham. JThe pictures to lie taken will be displayed in the children’s building at the big expo sition in 1915, and the prizes awarded will he awarded from the pictures. The capi tal prize in Alabama will be $1000, it is stated, and the remainder will be divided into many prizes graduated from that on down to prizes of $2 and $3. All that is necessary' to enter a baby in the contest is to send its name and address to the Birmingham city commis sioners. 9 ROYAL The Standard for Baking Powders the World Over is an Absolutely Pure, Cream of Tartar Baking Powder CRFAM OF TARTAR is the crystallized acid of grapes refined to absolute purity and ground to a creamy flour. It is de clared by physicians the most wholesome of all fruit acids, and has been proved .by long and universal experience the most efficient and satis factory for baking purposes. Highly refined products of the. grape, properly combined with bicarbonate of soda and a Jittle corn starch to absorb atmospheric moisture, are the sole ingredients of the ideal, high-class, standard baking powder. Many acids have been tried during the last hun dred years to find a substitute for the grape cream of tartar which would cost less. In recent years alum, which makes a baking powder at a cost of 'two cents a pound, has been used because of its trifling cost. Alum, however, has been disapproved by scientific chemists and physicians and is not em ployed by manufacturers of high-class powders. Cream of tartar powders being healthful them selves, add to the healthfulness of the food. By PASI MASTERS King Solomon Lodge to Have Novel Communication Tuesday Night Past worshipful masters of King Solo mon lodge will compose a team that will confer the degree of Master Mason Tues day night. November 25, at the Masonic temple. Every dflicer front the master to the spokesman of the fcitow crafts and all other places will lie filled by an actual past master of the lodge. Some of them have been out of office so long that one might suppose they had grown rusty, hut such is not tlie case, and they propose to show the "youngsters" lio'w the degrees should 1)0 conferred. The lodge is the oldest lodge in tlie city of Birmingham, excepting Farrar lodge at Elyton and has numbered among its members some of the most distin guished Masons in the state and today boasts several past grand masters of the state upon its roster. The following invitation and programme have been sent out: "Dear Kir and Brother:—You are cordi ally and fraternally Invited to attend a communication of this lodge to he held Tuesday, November 25, at which time the sublime degree of Master Mason will be presented. "Tlie past masters of tills lodge, who have served us well and faithfully in the days gone by, have consented to confer the degree. "Come and let us inspire them by our presence, and make this the occasion of a reunion of those members who, in days of yore, were active in the work, and con tributed of their time and substance to tlie honor and glory of King Solomon lodge. Tours fraternally. "W. J. WinTAKER, "Worshipful Master. "J. S. WHITE, Secretary." PROGRAMME. Opening. Invocation. • Music: Orchestral selection. Work Master Mason degree. Music. Good of the order. "Reflections of the Days of Auld Lang Syne.” 'Closing. Benediction. Dramatis Personae—J, D. Matlock as W. M. (X90S); Bertram Jacobs as S. W. (1898), S. M. Adler as J. W. (1890), J. H. Phillips as treasurer (1890), J. B. Cobbs as secretary (1900), Colman Blach as S. D. (1897). Ben M. Jacobs as J. D. (1895), J. F. Graham as tyler (1SS9), J. F. Rushton as steward (1904), S. F. Lazarus as stew ard (1905). Fellowcrafts—W. H. Woolverton, spokes man ('12); J. Friedman (1909). J. S. White (1902). A. W. Miller (180(0, W. F. Man; George S. Obear, S. F. Man (188*). K. 11. Green (19111 1. R; A. B. Harris (1910) 2 R; W. S. Scott (1903 ) 3 R. OVER 500 SERVED BY LADIES YOTAY Succeeding Beyond Their Fondest Expectations. Today’s Menu The success that is crowning the ef forts of the ladies of the Children’s Day Nursery In the serving of dinners from 12 to 2:30 o’clock dally has been far greater than the fondest hopes of any of them had conceived. Yesterday the ladies, mindful of the short sup plies of the previous day, were in po sition to serve all who called. The work had become systematized to such an extent that more than 500 people I were served with the dinners in the two and a half hours. The menu for today undergoes a slight change. It Is as follows: Turkey, cranberry sauce, rice, green peas, spaghetti Italian, salad, wine jel ly and cream, coffee. The rooms at 322 Twenty-first street, where the dinners are served, is rap idly becoming one cf the “show places'’ of the city. ‘ Business men make their engagements for lunch there and the new “lunch room” Is proving very popular. The food served is the very last word in culinary urt and the price Is only 50 cents. Tile ladies in charge for today are Mrs. Ned R. McDavia, Mrs. Samuel E. Greene and Mrs. Felix Blackburn. Cox Named Trustee The first meeting of the creditors of the Birmingham Car and Manufacturing company was held yesterday before Judge Alex Birch, referee In bankruptcy, and John Cox, the present receiver, was ap pointed trustee. The concern went into bankruptcy several weeks ago, and is one of the largest of the minor indus trial plants of the district. The time of the next meeting of the creditors will be aiyiounced later. NEWTON CREATES A SCENE IN COURT AS WYATT TAKES STAND Repudiates Alleged Confes sion to Burglaries, But Is Found Guilty by the Jury “That's the man that forced me to say'what I did. It’s a lie, you dog; it's a lie," shouted Louis Newton, on trial for burglary and grand larceny, as Officer Wyatt took the stand and was testifying for the state. The case went to trial yesterday in the second division of the criminal court before Judge W. E. Fort, and it was during the examination of the state’s witnesses that the defendant jumped to his feet and excitedly made the above statement. Judge Fort ordered the bailiffs to keep him quiet and not allow him to Interrupt the proceedings of the court. Newton, it will be recalled, was arrested charged with a series of burglaries ami much property, alleged to have been stolen, Was found at his residence beyond East Lake. He is alleged to have con fessed to a large number of burglaries and there are indictments pending against him in the criminal court. His attorneys entered a plea of not gyilty and not guilty by reason of in sanity. The defense introduced several prisoners confined in the county jail who testified as to the strange and' unusual conduct of the prisoner wiiile in jail await ing trial. The jury found him guilty as charged in the indictment. He was returned to the county jail. There are five other cases oft the same charge docketed against him. He was defended by D. .1. Davis and Judge James Davis. Assistant Solicitor* Ed Winston represented the state. Grand Jury Still at Work • The grand jury for the September term is still examining witnesses and will not make its final report until some time next month. It is possible that a number of indictments will tie reported today, al though nothing has been given out. Ru mors are prevalent that the grand jury report will be sensational, but nothing has been given out to indicate that such will be the case. Prisoners Convicted A large number of jury jail cases were disi>osed of yesterday in the criminal court, both judges sitting on the cases docketed for the day. Judge Greene is in the first division and among the cases disposed of wrere the following: Robert Johnson, charged with assault with in tent to murder, was found guilty. He was accused of attempting to blow up a bouse at Ensley with dynamite. Elbert White was convicted of grand larceny and Prude McCain of burglary. Will Steeples was convicted of stealing brass. Suits Filed The following were among suits filed yesterday in the city and circuit courts: E. M. Baggett vs. Louisville and Nash ville Railroad company; $2<M)0 damages claimed ror alleged injury to goods in transit. John Beddy vs. l^ouisville and Nashville Railroad company; $3000 damages for al leged personal injuries. D. C. Harris vs. N. L. Byers; $.>000 dam ages claimed for alleged personal injuries. IN FAV1 EACH BAY The Elephant Will Perform Tricks for Children in Spring "Miss Fancy” Is becoming more and more popular with the kiddies of Bir mingham. Every day in the week a great number of the little ones call on her at the zoo and favor her with many admiring glances arid, as "Curly” says, an occasional peanut. She Is for ever begging the children for a “goob er” but her trainer says that they are more willing to present her with grass. ‘ Miss Fancy” will he In position next spring to perform many dainty tricks for her little owners. She is a trick elephant and numbers among her rep ertoire two-stepping, rolling a barrel, and other tricks. "Nellie,” the little dog contributed by young Walter Meseroll. is also go ing to learn some tricks and will prob ably he billed with “Fancy.” CORONER PLANS TO COMPILE REPORT Believes Jefferson County Has Al ready Passed 300 Homicides Mark This Year If he can secure the clerical ahl neces sary Coroner Spain will begin gathering the statistics preparatory for the com position of his annual report in a few days. "It will bo quite a job." said Coroner Spain, "as the records have been very Inadequately kept and also the number of homicides is very large. I am under tiie impression that Jefferson county luis already passed the 300 mark 'n homicides so far this year, and 1 have made double that number of Investigations .on other unlawful deaths and accidents, it should he an interesting report from t lie many vital facts that it will contain." Coroner Spain is going to Mttleton tills morning to take up the Investigation Into the killing of Will Wade last Sunday in his home at which lime Mrs. Wade was also shot and seriously wounded. m get your hot turkey DINNER, ONLY 50 CENTS 322 N. 21st STREET DINNER SERVED DAILY 12 TO 2:30 O’CLOCK UNTIL NOVEMBER 27. BENE FIT OF CHILDREN’S DAY NURSERY. (SERVED BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS.) Teaching Boys About Money Of course your boy is learning something to help him make money after a while. Possibly you think he will have time enough then to learn how to resist the spending instinct and be his own man financially. Wouldn’t knowing how to save a dollar now add many a dollar to his capital and many a fibre to his character when he leaves you for his own career? Get up a savings scheme for him and give him as a partner in it an account in the Sav ings Department of the M1ER1CANTMJST il^AVINGSTt ANR riRST AND TWENTIETH — BIRMINGHAM MORNING MEDLEY OF DAY’S DOINGS IN CITY DR. DENNY ISSUES LETTER OF APPRECIATION Dr. George H. Denny, president of the University of Alabama, the man chiefly responsible for the University Dree Dis pensary campaign, which has Just raised $60,000. by which to erect a new free dis pensary in this c«y. yesterday issued the following letter: “To the Editor of The Age-Hera Id: “I desire to express through you to the people of Birmingham and Jeffer son county my appreciation of the very handsome response to the appeal for funds for the erection of a free dispensary to be conducted for the benefit of this com munity under the auspices of the Uni versity of Alabama. “It is, of course, true that we shall need a larger sum to complete the task to which we have set our hands. Yet it will be gratifying to all good citizens that we are able to begin the work feeling as sured that in due time we shall reach the desired goal. “Birmingham has again illustrated that line spirit of co-operation that has within a single generation wrought the miracle of building out of nothing into power and splendor this great industrial center, whose fame is today heralded across t..e seas and around the world. “it is infinitely to the. credit of the people of this city that they can, when occasion arises, give such splendid demon stration of the fact that this is a city of spiritual as well as of material primacy. Yours very sincerely, “GEORGE H. DENNY, President.'* HARDING WILL PROBABLY NAME COMMITTEE TODAY President Harding of the Chamber of Commerce did not announce his appointee* yesterday to call upon the governor in the interest of calling an extra session. He is going to make sure that every man •appointed by him is In position to accept the appointment before saying anything, and It is probable that he will make the announcement today. The result, of the mass meeting held at tlie Chamber of Commerce auditorium Thursday afternoon is a cause for gen eral rejoicing, according to the gossip and conversations heard in business circles yesterday. The people of Birmingham seem to be standing back of the Chamber of Commerce in anything It desires to do that may bring about the needed relief for Birmingham, and it is easily seen that the sentiment favors the calling or an extra session. The governor of Alabama will, In all likllhood, pass through Birmingham the early part of next week. He has an en gagement at Florence and will pass through the city twice during tile week. On one of these occasions the delegation to lie appointed by Mr. Harding will have a conference with him. The impression seems to prevail that the extra session will lie called. ACTION IS TAKEN TO PROTECT TREES The city commissioners intend to put a stop to the tacking of signs, placards and posters of any kind on trees or tree boxes In parks or public highways, and a resolution was passed at the meeting yes terday offering a reward of $10 for the arrest and conviction of any person so doing. Some time ago the city commission au thorized the Boy Scouts to make arrests in such cases, and to take down any such posters or bills found on trees. It then developed that after they were torn down certain people got the habit of go ing back and putting them up again. The resolution follows: "Resolved, That a reward of ten dollars ($10) be, and the same is hereby, offered for the arrest and conviction of any per son. llrm or corporation who shall here after post, tack or paint, or cause to be posted, tacked or painted, any bill, sign or advertisement on any tree or tree box or tree guard in any public highway or park.” ASSESSMENTS MUST BE PAID IN CASH Unless arrangements are made by prop erty holders to pay their public Improve ment assessments In Installments and make the first payment within 30 days after the time of the assessment, the as sessment will have to he paid in cash There has heen so much delay and dally ing In citizens making the tirst payment on the Installment plan covering 10 years that the comnSssloners felt they had to do something to make people pay prompt ly. Tlie resolution is as follows: "Resolved. That from and after January j pul. public improvement assessments on which original 30 days period for pay ment by installments (10 year plan), ha* expired, must be paid in cash.” WILL MAKE CHARGE FOR USE OF ARMORY . Hereafter a charge of $5 is to he Iliad* for use of the city hall armory and other municipal buildings except for re ligious or charitable purposes. The com missioners passed a resolution to this ef fect yesterday' on the grounds that it costs this much and more for lights, heat, etc , every time such buildings are used bv organizations or citizens for public meetings. The rt solution follows: "Be It Resolved, by the hoard of com missioners of the city of Birmingham. That from and after this dale a minimum charge of $T> shall he made for the use of any auditorium or hall for holding any meeting, except for religious or charit able purposes, in any municipal build ing property, or under the control of the city of Birmingham.” ! IDENTIFIES NEGRO WHO SHOT HUSBAND Wash Gray, a negro, was positively identified yesterday by Mrs. Haeld as one of the negroes who assisted hi the shoot ing of her husband. Ayopt Saeid. at Ave nue D and Twenty-fourth street, several nights ago. The negro Gray was arrested III Anniston a few days ago and brought fcv to Birmingham by a local detective. V identification followed. | The police now have two of the o- j nai three negro bandits who shpt fc I robbed Ayout Saeid and Herman Polloe, in custody. They are Bennie Ward and Wash Gray. The negro still at large Is alleged to lie named George Cole and the police expect to have him In the toils in a few days. ************* ******** •******■!* **lg>*»WH> - An Interrupted Conversation How a Freckled Faced Boy, a Tiny Mouse and a Paper Para chute Caused an Awful Panic l»y CHARLKS H. MAMIY “Wee, sleekit, cowrln tim'rous beastle, O, what a panic’s In thy breastie Thou need na start awa sae hasty Wl' bickering brattle; [ ,vi)d bo lalth to rin an' chase thee Wl’ murd’rlng pattle.” 1 Possibly there Is no animal so timid as a mouse, yet it Is a matter of common knowledge that one tiny rodent about the size of a butter bean has been known to throw a whole roomful of people into a panic. The Immortal Burns aptly de scribes the little pest in Ihe lines, “Wee, sleekit, cowrln tim'rous beastle,” and there can be no doubt but that a "panic’s In thy breastie” whenever a mouse happens to wonder from Ids nest and scampers to another place of safety. Yet for all that people, that Is some people, will scream and jump on chairs and do all sorts of ridiculous things when ever they catch sight of a tiny mouse tliat [could hardly kill a fl.v. He Is a de structive little beast, and all that, but as harmless as a consumptive canary bird so far as human beings are con cerned. Yesterday an office boy employed in the I'lrst National Bank building caught a mouse and was much elated at the capture. He was all “boy,” from the crown of his tousled head td the soles of his muddy shoes. His retroueee nose and twinkling eyes betoken a mischievous dis position, and his subsequent actions proved this to be a fact. After scaring all the lady “typists” on the floor half out of their wits by dangling the mouse by its tall and threatening to throw (t on them, be lookeil around for “new worlds to conquer.” Glancing out of the window he saw a party of ladies standing on the street corner engaged in an animated conversa tion, but whether they were discussing equal suffrage, mothers' clubs or just gossip he did not learn, and probably did not care. As his eyes fell on the rather stylishly dressed party there came an in spiration, a smile overspread hLs freckled features and he got busy. Securing a sheet of yellow' copy paper and a ball of string, he rapidly construct ed a paper parachute by tying a string to each corner of the paper and tjing them together a length of about two feet. To the end of the string he securely tied the mouse by the tail. Through, the open window he placed the machine wtth its living freight and dropped It right over tiie spot where the ladies were standing. The air was still and the parachute floated gently earthward* with the mouse kick ing to beat the band, evidently much averse to the flight through the air. The parachute fell true, and all at once came a lull In the conversation afore said. On the countenances of the ladles flashed for a second the inquiry, “Do you see what I see?” But It was only a sec ond, for the little squealing rodent was kicking frantically In its vain atempts to get loose. Then came a scattering. It is a mistake to imagine that women can not move quickly when the occasion de mands. No crowd ever dispersed at the cry of "mad dog” as frantically as did those ladies. Not only that, several of them let out a good healthy scream, and without stopping to open the door climbed Into an automobile that was standing near, regardless of a display of lingerie and silk hose that would have been a credit to a downtown store on opening day. Of course, the action of the ladies at tracted attention, and other people scat tered without knowing why. For a time those at a distance did not know whether some one had thrown a bomb or commit ted murder. Finally a policeman appeared and the cause of the disturbance was as certained. In the meantime the mouse hail gnawed the string and gained his freedom, and after the manner of all mice had discreetly disappeared. The police man saw the paper and string lying on the sidewalk and remarked: ”1 don't see any mouse.” He was assured there was one all right, but an expression of doubt crossed his countenance, and the chances are that he thought they had been seeing things. Leaning half way out of an upper win dow was a tousled, freckled faced urchin with grin on his mischievous countenance and as pleased an air as If he had just seen a circus—and he had! Whenever Yon Jreed a (*enern| Tonic Take Grove’* The Old Standard Grove'* Tasteless chill Tonic Is equally valuable as a General Tonic because It contains the well known tonic properties of QUI NINE and IRON. Drives out Malaria, enriches Blood. Builds up th* Whole System. 60c.