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- *• *1 -- > - : __ MANY QUALIFY AS I, r“r; ; COUNTY OFFICES I - Red Hot Scramble for Peo ple’s Favors Is Indicated. Chief Interest in Race for Sheriff ■r That there is destined to be a red hot scramble for offices *n the gift of the f people of Jefferson county was evidenced yesterday in the avidity with wholh can didates qualified with lire county demo cratic executive committee. Wlille there is great interest displayed In the races for the state senate and state house, chief interest seems to be centered at this time in ihe struggles for ^ the sheriff’s and solicitor’s offices. For l the former, four candidates have quali fied, Will f. Lathem, George H. Bodeker, T. J. Batson and Gus I/ee. One other prospective candidate is mentioned, C. W. Austin He is expected to qualify before next Saturday night, at which time the qualifying period expires. For county solicitor four candidates arc quali fied, Z. T. Rudulph, H. P. Heflin. II. I,. Black, and F. P. McArthur. There are three candidates qualified for road super.user, J. R. Taylor, William J>. | and W. T. Harrison. Candidates for Legislature T'p to the present time 19 candidates1 have qualified for 4 lie lace for the legis- j lattire. The names follow: J. W. Cald-j well, H. U. Sims, Reuben Chapman. X. AV. Scott. R. V. Snj Jei\ tV. St Brower, ! Ellis B. Brown. J. A. Collins. John R. T. Rive*. R. A. Rosglter, F. It. Matthews, ^ James Walker, M. Kirk Moore, W. o. Broyles, J. D. Carlisle, Isadore Khapiro, W. S. Welch, Frank Harieh, Barnes Mor gan and t>. R. Copeland. The race for the senate will in all probability be excluded to two candidates. Thomds J. Judge and C. A. Thompson. These candidates ar. well known through out the county and each has a fine fol lowing. The vt,tei ' lm\e ascertained the position of each In regard to public mat ters and the various issues wltn which politics is now pregnant will be fought cut b 'tween these two men. L,, An interesting struggle impends for ttie position of inferior court judge to pre side at Woodlawn. The incumbent, Thomas M. Robers, is a candidate for re election. He lias five opponents, Thomas It. J.ea, J. H. Burns, J. I>. Addington, T. M. McPhall and S. J. Beggs. Two Candidates Unopposed There arc two qualified candidates without opposition. J nlge H. A. Sharpe is running without opposition for re-elec tion to the bench of th> city court. Ben ^ G. Ferry is running without opposition lor solicitor o, the Bessemer court, which officer will he appointed by the suc cessful candidate for solicitor of the county. j Other qualified candidates are: For auditor, William R. Rockett. W. V>. Dunn and James O. Williams: for circuit so licitor. Joseph R. Tate and John /McQueen, i In the latter race, there is c</n: rlerable i interest. Mr. Tate Is yres^mt solicitor i f ■' of the circuit. Mis opponent. Mr. Me* Quetn, was former.y solbi/or of the cir cuit. The position is <runsidered one l.Tcatl.N to be desired. / Kept Spreading. Itching and Burn ing, Hail/ Fell Out. Disfigured ( Very Mucyi. Cuticura Soap and Ointmen\ Cured, R. F. 1>. j Xu 1, Pocahontas, Tenn.— •“I took so/metking resembling ringworm •ml thougl-./l It vould soon get well but It just kept spreading until It began to look serious. It first appeared on my face as a small spot Itching and burn ing and it gradually spread until it got over my face and head. Wherever it went it > would |eave the skin with 1 white stales. I was compelled to seratfh and that irritated the- sk. In. My hair Ml out gradually and ; — looked / dead. I was (h* figured very much . :' and I certainly got tirul of people asking me what /was the matter kith my face. I lost • go- Jixl many nights] sleep. The disease got a jo far along it didrjt look Uko ringworm. This li frightened me. They said it was bar ber' s itch. " il was advised t use - which Woi fild stop It. but at the outsidd'of the rin g it would scxr.i apjjrar again leaving the tki'.n ropgh and ecaiyl I was given treat s' m»,vnt but it did/not d> any good. Then I be/igan using CtyIcuralSoap and Ointment, . w. fishing with the CiAeura Soap then ap tm lylxi the Cuticf^ra oil ment, I hree and four til ms a day end fat ijght. in a little less C'WJan two weeks I wik cured of that skin to] -cable." (signed) Wil. .\aU, Junes, 1913. J Cuticura.Soap *5c.ltdCutU iraOintment » Oc. ere sold everywhijv. Liberal sample of - «ch mailed fere, wlohL'-p. skill Book. Ad t tress post-card "Outirra. Dept, T. Boston." j trrTMeu who shave lid shampoo with Cu fl .bm 8oep will hod ti lest for skin and scalp. I i A' - ' *. - BIRMINGHAM GIVEN ENCOURAGEMENT BY ATLANTA REPORTS McAdoo Denies Report That Atlanta Has Been Suc cessful in Fight SAYS REPORTS ARE PURE SPECULATION Story Published Yesterday That Rich mond and Dallas Had Won Which Harding Hopes Is True Much interest was taken in Birmingham 'yesterday in the Washington dispatches published in the Atlanta Constitution and the New York papers to the effect that 11 cities for reserve bank centers had been agreed upon and that Atlanta had been successful. Secretary McAdoo, however, promptly gave out a statement In Washington deny ing that any decision whatever had been reached. ^ N According to the dispatch published in Atlanta the cities chosen were New York, Boston, Philadelphia, 'Richmond, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Minneapolis and San Francisco. It was further claimed that tlie Atlanta terri tory would embrace Georgia, Florida, Ala bama. Mississippi, Tennessee and possibly South Carolina. W. P. G. Harding, who has been es pecially active in Birmingham’s tight for a regional bank, got great encourage ment from the Atlanta story. ‘‘If Richmond and Dallas have been de cided upon,” he said, "there rs every rea son to believe Birmingham will get a bank. I only hope the tip with regard to tljose two cities is correct, for then our fight Is won to all practical purposes." Referring to the stories published yes terday morning the following Washington dispatch was received in Birmingham yes terday afternoon: "Washington. March 7.—(Special.)—De nial that 11 cities have been designated as regional reserve cities under the new currency system was made today by Sec retary of the Treasury McAdoo. A pub lished statement that New York, Philadel phia, Richmond. Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Minneapolis and San Francisco had been designated by the organization committee provoKed the sec retary’s denial. The report was to the effect that many surprises are contained in the committee’s recommendations, par ticularly as regards Richmond and Dallas. " 'The commission has reached no de cision whatever,’ said Mr. McAdoo, ‘and desires to say that any statement pur porting to give the decisions in advance are purely speculative and without au thority.’ ” Along similar lines is ihe following As sociated Press dispatch sent out yester day: "Washington, March 7.—By a decision of the reserve bank organisation commit tee, all information designed to affect the definition of federal reserve districts or the location of reserve bank eities must lie received at the treasury department by March 9. "Although the committee has spent much time discussing the location of the reserve cities since its trip through the country, it has been decided that addi tional data should be considered If filed by next Monday. "Beginning Tuesday the task of malting the selections will he taken in hand in earnest, and it is understood will be com pleted in time to allow President Wilson to name the members of the federal re serve board before April 1. "The law provides that not more than one member of the hoard shall come from one district, and they must be defined before the nominations are made.” Will Tour Jefferson Three Days—Itinerary Is Announced With B. B. Comer touring south Ala bama, Charles Henderson his rival in ; the race for governor, will begin on Tues- j day a tour of Jefferson county. His speak-i ing dates follow: Tuesday—Lewisburg, Newcast’e. Mor- j • ls. KimbcGy, Warrior. Corner School- j house, Wylarn, Ensley, city hall. Wednesday— McCalla, Virginia Mines. John’s schoolhouse. Twin Oak Grove. Meeks (Piney Woods), Jluey Town, Wood ward. Brighton, city hall; Bessemer, Rebie hall. Thursday—Adamsville, Gin Town Pink ney City, Cardiff, Brookside, Mineral Springs, Republic, Coal burg, North Bir mingham. Pratt City, city hall. Friday—Pinson, Chalkville, Clay, Spring ville, Trussvllle, Irondale, Woodlawn, East Lake. APPEAL FOR FUNDS Ladies of Charity Remind of Flag Day March 17 The Ladies of Charity, the organiza tion that fares especially for the free clinic at St. Vincent s hospital, and that sells flags on St. Patrick's day, publishes this statement: 'In our appeal to the public last week we stated the object of our mission and showed by the annual report of our so ciety that the money collected for the free clinic was devoted to the purpose for which it was donated. Thanks to the kindness of the press, we are granted the privilege of Inserting this notice of our (lag day to our benefactors as a reminder, 'lest we forget.' "Remember that every purchase of a green flag means a contribution to the worthy cause ot charity. Our charity knows no distinction of tace, creed or color; so we hope that everyone without regard to religious affiliation will contribute his mite toward the relief of those who are In need of assistance. Green is an em blem of hope, so we are confident that our appeal for aid will meet with a gen- I crons response on the part of the peoeple I of Birmingham." ] PERSONAL Tile many friends of Mr. \V. VV. Otey | will he glad fo learn that lie has recr.v- I erwi from a very serious ojelatlon at St. Vincent hospital, and is now at his home on North Highlands. I COL. WEIL IN HIS FORECAST BY COUNTIES GIVES TOTAL UNDERWOOD MAJORITY 30,020 - -- Oscar W. Underwood, according to the forecast of Col. Marcus Weil, will sweep the state. His majority over R. P. Hobson will be 30.020. Colonel Weil has made many other forecasts. While he has erred at times in figures, he has never missed a re sult. He declares, in regard to the senatorial races, that the struggle is over. He gives the democratic leader 10 counties. lie gives Hobson eight counties, to-wlt: Choctaw, Fayette, Ge ncv t. Hale. Umar, Marion, Pickens and Walker. II- predicts that Underwood will carry Jefferson by a majority of 6850. Hobson's biggest majority, according ! to Colonel Weil, will be secured in \\ alker—650. Colonel Weil, in reference to the forecast, said: "In making a forecast all candidates lo«*k alike to me. I deal with cold figures and cold facts and forget that I have a preference. I have made a close study of the senatorial I situation and feel confident that my [prediction is essentially correct." His figure follow: Und’r- Hob wood son Ala- Ma jority jority .Autauga . 350 Baldwin .. 250 ... Parbour . *150 Bibb . 800 . . . Blount . 900 Bullock . 200 Butler . 450 Calhoun . 150 Chambers . 200 ... Chilton . 100 Choctaw . 50 Cheiokee . 100 Clarke . .. 150 Clay . 260 Cleburne . 400 Coffee . 150 Colbert ... . 600 Conecuh . 200 Coosa . 300 Crenshaw ... 400 ... (Hillman . 6Q0 ... Covington . 300 Dale . 50 1 >allas . 650 DeKalb . 500 Elmore . 400 Escambia . 100 Etowah . 200 Fayette . 250 Franklin . 200 Geneva. 50 Greene . 50 Hale . 50 Henry . 50 Houston . 850 Jackson . 1000 Jefferson . 6850 Lamar*.*. 50 COL. MARCUS WEIL Whose political forecasts have always been remarkably successful .......... Lauderdale . 500 ... 14iwrence . 300 ... Lee. 100 ... Limestone . 400 Lowndes. .150 ... Macon . 25 ... Madison . 550 Marengo. 200 ... Marion . 50 Marshall . 495 .... Mobile . 3100 ... Monroe . 250 Montgomery .2360 Morgan . 300 ... Perry . 660 .... Pickens . 250 Pike . 700 Randolph . . . 250 tussell . 150 ... Shelby . 500 ... *t. Clair .. . 300 Sumter . 150 .... Pulladega . 500 rallapoosa. 300 ruscalooaa . 450 Walker. 650 Washington . 100 ... Wilcox . 200 Winston . 50 ... Tnderwood 59 counties, total ma jority .31,420 Flobson 8 counties, total ma jor’ty . 1,400 Underwood’s net majority.30,020 Nonimion Laborers Must Not Be Interfered With, He Says Commissioner A.jp. Lane was consider ably worked uj yesterday afternoon over a report that a crowd of labor union men had attacked a negro laborer at Fifth avenue and Nineteenth street, beat him bp and made him quit his job. He gave instructions to Chief Eagan to arrest the guilty parties at once, or as soon as they can be found. "I am rather in sympathy with unions, but every man in this town who wants to work and doesn't violate the law lias got to be allowed to do it unmolested, or I'll know the reason why," he said. "The report which has reached me,” said the judge, "is that this negro was sent down there by a real estate iirm to lepalr a roof on a house and he put up ills ladder and went to work. Shortly after, before the job was completed, it is said a crowd of men gathered about him and asked if he had a union card. He said he had not, that ho had just been s«*nt there to repair the roof, but they warned him to quit work at once. He refused, and soon after a larger crowd grabbed the ladder out from under him and drove him off. "I have not verified these statements, but it seems they are facts. If they are, those men liave got to be punished for their act.” Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were yesterday , issued in the office of the probate judge: Oscar Vines, Brighton, to Miss Pearl Justice. A. M. Johnson. Chattanooga, to Miss Gertie Mitchell. J. S. Bean, Bessemer, to Miss Lillie Johns. M. M. Krebs, Birmingham, to Miss Lois Thompson. J. J. Compton, Birmingham, to Miss Annie Louise Bin lord. Jack Nichols. Flat Creek, to Miss Annie Watkins. W. T. Miller, Shades Valley, to Miss Elsie Byers. Benton Clouse, Palos, to Miss May Snowball. John Gordon Whitfield, Birmingham, to Miss Pearl Elizabeth Zabel. A New Malady A so-called wireless telegrapher s disease, we regret to note, has been added to the already long list of more or less serious occupational maladies, says the Boston Globe. lladio operators are subject to anae mia in which the number of red blood cnVpuscles, as w*ell as their content of hemoglobin, is dlminshed. 'This malady,” says an article by a German authority translated for the Lit erary Digest, ’has certainly various causes, in the first place, the defective sanitary conditions of the stations, es pecially on shipboard. It is equally prob able that the strong ozonlzatlon of the air, due to the use of alternating cur rents of high frequency to send the message, play an important part. “Similar trouble, such as paleness, headache, loss of appetite and bad di gestion, have been discovered among electrical workers employed in high ten sion plants, such as those at Niagara.” As far as wireless men are concerned, one cause—bad sanitation—can be re moved easily either by the voluntary ac tion Af satin owners or through the vigor^s enforcement of health lavs. Overozonization must be dealt with by the scientist, who may well extend their studies with a view to determining w’hether or not electric waves have any physiologic effects. ■ "An American engineer named Col lins.” remarks the German savant pre- ' viously quoted, “has made experiments on a sleeping cat. and asserts that un-1, der the influence of electric waves the animal lept into the air as if an alter nating current had been sent through it. ' Collins concludes that powerful electric | waves may cause characteristic acd- t dents, possibly fatal ones. Nevertheless, no absolutely conclusive proofs have yet , been obtained.” i OBJECT TO BEING — Complaints Made to Lane on Enforcement af “Anti Ogling” Ordinance Efforts to enforce the "unti-ogling” or dinance by the police department yester day met with some opposition on the part of tho citizens. Citizens objected, it Is said, while standing on the streets to being approached b> a patrolman and told to move on. City Commissioner A. O. T.fine, in charge of the police department, said that sev eral persons bad come to him and ob jected to the efforts of the police in the downtown section to keep crowds from congregating on the streets. He stated they said that the streets belong to the citizens and they had a right to stand where they pleased as long as they did not block traffic. Others, Judge Bane said, agreed that the police should not allow anyone to ptand very long at one place on the side- i walk, as this method was the only way i to break up tho practice of ogling in-! rlulged in so obnoxiously by mashers when a lady passed. Judge I.sane said that there was so much trouble in enforcing the ordinance that he had doubts as to whether it could be done successfully. Heal Estate Transfers $8500—<O. H. Montgomery and wife to Bessie Simpson, lot 6 and part of lot 7, in block 4, in survey of Kingston. $1,874.31—Bert Outlaw and wife to Jim i ’ostclH, lot 7. ill block 32-B, Ninth Addi tion to Ensley. $2500—Henderson Real Estate company lo William B. Goodwin, parts of lot 3 and 1 of Henderson reeurvey of lot 7, and part of lot l> of Hamilton’s addition to city of Birmingham. $1420—0. G. Grayson and wife to A. J. Eaklns, lots 12 and 13. in block 105, Parks and Wheelock survey of Greenwood. $1200—(ilenwood Hand and Improvement company to William B. Welton. lot 19, In block 17, survey of the Karl Realty com pany. $1000 -P. B. Bowers and wife to Glen ivood Band and Improvement company, lot 10. in block 17, survey of the Plarl Place Realty company. $1200—Jennie B. Ingram and husband, W. LI. Ingram, to Steve Daly, lot 5, in block [, survey of Seals and Stonestrect. $1200—G. T. Cow gill and wife to J. T. Kelley, lot C, in block 31, according to the plan of Corey-Ensley. Incorporations The following articles of incorporation were yesterday recorded in the office of Lhe probate judge: Birmingham Hotel Men’s association, with C. 11. Nabb, president, and F. B. Freeman, vice president, and H. AI. Burt, secretary and treasurer. Stops Tobacco Habit in One Day lanltarlum Publishes Free Book Show* Inti Hon Tobacco Habit Can Be llanlabed In From One to Five Da, a at Home The Elders Sanitarium located at 10*3 Main tit., tit. Joseph, Mo., has pub Ished a free book showing the deadly • ffcct of the tobacco habit, and how It ■nn be banished In from one to five lays at home. Men who have used tobacco for more han fifty years have Cried tills method mil say It Is entirely successful, and n addition to banishing the desire for obaeen has Improved their health vondeituliy. This method banishes lie desire for tobacco, no mntter vhethei it is smoking, chewing, cigar ettes or snuff dipping. As tills book is being distributed tree, myone wanting a copy should -send Jielr name and address at once. I "— commissioners™ I DRASTIC ON VIADUCT jCity Would Be Relieved of j Large Portion of Abutting Property Damage ! - Ihow other cities HANDLE PROBLEM _ Says Closing of Second Avenue Would Not He Hardship on the City. j I Should He Handled Along Broad Lines, He Says Interested only as a taxpayer and citi zen. \V. P. G. Harding, president of tho First National bank, gave out an inter view yesterday in regard to the viaduct negotiations. Mr. Harding expresses re gret that the commissioners aiid tiie rep resentatives of the railroads failed to* agree about tho First avenue construc tion. in reference to the abutting prop erty damage* Mr. Harding points out that the railroads exempt the city from a large percentage of that cost, as compared to other cities. He indicates that he re gards the closing of Second avenue in the area requested as fair, as tin* avenue is not now used nor can it he used ex cept by creating a more deadly grade crossing even than First avenue, and then only for four blocks, when the property of the Avondale mills will necessitate the turning of traffic back to First avenue or to Fifth avenue. Mr. Harding says that there should be some public discussion of the very im portant viaduct situation with tiie end in view of getting some action, and that both sides to the controversy should give and take so that the people may be re lieved from such dangers as beset them at First avenue. In discussing the matter Mr. Harding said; Commission Too Drastic "I have heard many expressions of re gret at the continued delay in the con struction of the First avenue viaduct, be cause of thf disagreement between the city commissioners and the representa tives of tiie corporations directly inter ested. Looking at the matter purely from the standpoint of a citizen and tax payer. i cannot but feel that the city commission is inclined to be top drastic in its requirements, and it seems that it would be well to have some public discus sion of the matter. It is claimed that under the act of 1907, the city can force the construction of via ducts at the expense of the railroads. .Section 1 of tile act referred to provides that no viaduct, bridge or tunnel shall be constructed under tills act unless said governing body shall have provided tor a vacation of tin* street upon the comple tion of said viaduct, bridge or tunnel throughout that portion thereof over, along or under which the said public im provement is proposed to be constructed.' This would seem to place upon the gov erning body of tiie city tile burden of providing a street for the viaduct, with out interruptions or encumbrances. With out questioning the rights of owners of property along the streets so vacated, a reasonable construction of the act would require the city to assume the damages t«> abutting property. The total frontage on both sides of First avenue along tin length of the proposed viaduct is 4U75 f« et. The corporations interested in the construction of the viaduct own of this 2886 feet, or about 70 per cent, and I am informed that they have offered to waive any abutting damages to their property, which would certainly be affected as much as that under private ownership. This would leave only about 30 per cent of the damages to be taken care of by tiie city. As It Is Done Elsewhere "As the First avenue viaduct will be the first to he constructed in Birming ham under the act of 1907, it would be well to consider what oilier cities are doing in connection with the elimina tion of grade crossings. At present such work is in progress in the following named cities: Indianapolis, ImL; Bos? ton, Brockton, Dedham, East Boston, Fall Bier, Hyde Park, Lynn and New ton, Mass.; Detroit, Mich.; Kansas City. Mo.; Lincoln, Neb.; Newark, N. J.• New York city and Buffalo, N. Y.; Cleveland ainl Columbus. O.; Pittsburg. Pa.; Prov idence, East Providence and Westerly. It. I.; Spokane, Wash., and Milwaukee, i Wis. In five of these cities tiie expense is pro-rated as follows: "City and state, 24 per cent; railroads, 58.8 per cent: street railways, 16.5 per cent. "And in 18 cities where the cost is divided between the city and state and the railroads, the average cost to the city anil state is 29.2 per cent, and to the railroads, 70.8 per cent. The laws regulating grade crossings and their elimination vary in the different states. I realize, of course, that the financial condition of the city for the time be ing is by no means ideal, and tile com missioners are fully justified in curtail ing expenditures as far as practicable, but a mere matter of self-interest should not obscure broad principles of Justice, and when the proposition of the j railroads is carefully analyzed, and when reference is had to what other cities are doing in the way of partici pating In the elimination of grade crossings, I am unable to see that tho corporations are asking the city of Bir mingham to contribute more than Its fair proportion. About Closing Second Avenue "Objection has been made to tiie closing of Second avenue. As a matter of fact this avenue is not now used from the west line «»f the right of way of the Louisville and TTashville railroad to Thirty-second street, and were it opened It could serve only a limited area, and Second avenue ends at tiie ' property line of the Avondale mills, not being extended through the prop erty of that company; furthermore, its use from Twenty-eighth to Thirty-sec ond streets would create a death trup far more danger6us than the one which it is sought to eliminate by the via duct oi* First avenue. There are only II tratfes crossing First avenue, while there are 32 tracks crossing Second avenue. With the completion of tho First avenue viaduct there would be uninterrupted communication from the territory east of the Sloss furnace prop tertles, and In no case would the in- : crease in traffic haul exceed 400 feet, Second avenue •Ast of Thirty-second street over to I t*„. , i.muct on First avenue. An act o. .u. legislature of 1911 authorizes cities of more than 100.000 inhabitants to close certain streets and to enter 1 into agreements with corporations and i others in the matter of elimination ‘of ' grade crossings, and it would seem that < under this act the city commission has I full authority to co-operate with the 1 railroads in the construction not only i of the viaduct on First avenue, but of 1 such other viaducts, subways, etc., as < may be deemed advisable from time to < time to eliminate grade crossings. ' "The construction of this First ave- I nue viaduct is demanded by an over- 1 whelming sentiment of the people of i Birmingham. It has already been do- < _ FI ELD MILL THE BES IE PLANT IN Vice President of Company Here With Party of Officials PLANT EVENTUALLY TO EMPLOY 1200 MEN Tonnage Will Be Gradually Increased to 100 Tons Per Day—Party Guests of Lutz at Dinner at the Newspaper Club That the American Steel and Wire com pany plant at Fairfield la the beat wire plant in the world, is the statement made Inst night by F. Backus, vice president of the American Steel and Wire com pany. He reached Birmingham yesterday at noon at the head of a party of off! pally of the sales dhptrement, who came here to look over the plant at Fair Held. The officers went to the plant yesterday at noon and remained there luring the greater part of the after noon. During the late afternoon they went to the Country club for a short time, and then to the Newspaper club for llnner. The members of the party were i highly enthusiastic about the city of Bir mingham. Mr. Backus said Iasi night, in speak ing of the plant at Fairlield, that IHe] hope was entertained of working up to 4oo tons per day at tht% Fairfield plant, which would mean n production of over | 120,000 tons of steel wire and nails pet ! year. He said that to work up to thatl tonnage would require sometime, lie said j that In all 1200 men wuld be employed, j whereas only Un) art*. ployed at this , hue. That fact will he of unusual in- j crest here, inasmuch as it 1ms never j M'en clearly known how many men would I >«• employed or how great the tonnage i vould be. Members of Party Mi-. Backus is accompanied by bis ion, F. Backus. Jr., of Chicago; Ernest j Bailey of Chicago, Walter C. Stone of | ’hicago. T. 11. Taylor of New York. II. J. Baldwin, superintendent <»f the order department, and George A. Cragln of Worcester, Mass. The officials will be lore until tomorrow night, it is under (tooth They are traveling In a private •ar of the Elgin. Joilet and Eastern rail road, which arrived here yesterday on ho Southern railway. Mr. Backus lust night said: "Our trly here is for the purpose of ooking over the Fairlield plant. Wo aro lelighted with what we have seen. Of course, the plant Is not turning out any treat tonnages at this time, but we hope o be shipping steel products soon. The ilant at. Fairlield Is the best wire plant n the world, withniw any exception, t is the latest plant that our company ias consructed and every modern and ate Idea has been embodied in the enn itructlon. It is one of the best that ve have ever erected and takes rank, n my Judgment, over tiny wire plant hat has yet been constructed. "We have there at this time about hoc * lien, I am told. This number will be * ncrensed to IAN) ns rapidly as possible. | iVe hope to train the men wo employ j iere. This I think will be comparatively , »asy. 1 am told that th* plant here Is In tood shape and I know that we expect o make shipments from the plant without iny great delay. We will make ship ments soon, but the plant was erected o take care of FK) tons of produ* ts pet lay and that tonnage will be reached in Imp. We a re very greatly pleased with he Fairfield plant and our salesmen are uixious to get busy working our trade vlth products from It. In time we hope 0 show that this plant is really one of he most bnportant that the corporation ■as yet erected. Much Pleased With Visit **T am very much pleased with what l mve seen <»f Birmingham, ft Is really 1 remarkable city and 1 am delighted vlth It. 1 have been here before, but his seems like visiting *\ new city. TTiere an tie no question hut what Birmingham ias a wonderful future." Mr. Backus and the party of Amer ican Steel and Wire company officials vere guests of C. W. Lutz, at Pie News >aper club last night for dinner. Sec-re ar y Dameron served the party In the >rivate tilt.lug room. The visitors were aken on the observation platform and ihow the Illuminated city from fhe van age point. There are very much im iressed. The officials called upon several -veil known citizens during the day and voti very much pleased with the cordial -Hattons that exist hero between the peo »le generally and the corporation plants n this district. Mr. Backus and the nembers of his party will separate here. Some of them will return east while oth ers will remain a few days longer. ayed three years. The whole question ihould be considered along broud lines, vlth due reference to the rights of all :oncerned. The railroads were here Irst. they have helped make Blrmlng mm what It Is today, and their con Inued existence Is necessary to the uture growth of the city. No unnec essary restrictions or unreasonable bur lens should be placed upon them, but he whole question should be handled n a fair and liberal spirit, with the dew of bringing about the Immediate ■oustruction of this much needed via tuct.” CITIZENS EXPRESS 3 Mobley Thinks It Would Be Better to Pay Than I)o Without THOMPSON TALKS OF WOODLAWN OPINION Personally Favors Idea, But Believe? Citizens Would Object—Anderson Thinks City Should Pay for the Sprinkling Various views of the proposed sprink ling ordinance are taken by the citizens of different sections of the city. Some think It good, others would change !* in some particulars and still others think it bad. None, it would appear so far, is In favor of an arbitrary or compulsory tax. Some few of those Interested in developing the sprinkling idea have been of the opinion that it could not b«* worked out successfully unless the sprinkling tax was made compulsory. r>r. R V. Mobley, who lives on the Northslde on Twenty-firth street, one of the main thoroughfares to Norwood and North Birmingham, Is highly m favor of tin* proposed ordinance. “The dust evil," he said yesterday, 'M. just as great a source of evil as Is tho house tly, It is absolutely needless t.» screen your house from the tiles if you are compelled to allow the dust and germs to drift in through your doors and windows from the streets. To ef fectively keep down real « ontauion. both must ho eliminated. Boiler Than Doing Without I think the sprinkling of tho streets should be’done without any tax on tin residents of the street. But as the ei!> is in had oOnditloij financially, it will he far better for tin- citizens to pay foi the sprinkling by means of tin* sprink ling tax than to miss it. It seems onl> right to me that if the tax must In imposed, the tulielit should pay it. "If the ordinance Is passed I 11a.\ • - little doubt hut what the people of my neigh hi rhood would soon sign up a petition for th<* sprinkling and be will ing to pay the sprinkTTng tax. We hav* 'lisetissed ti>e subject out hero before und have considered getting up a pell Hon to have the street prinkh-d or oiled or paved or something to •*!Inil uatc the dust. We have tried to get it [uived. 1 think that would be best and then Mush the pavendeeut, but if \v» •an't get that I think this neigh do rhood would be anxious to get the sprln kllng." J. A. Montgomery .1. \ Montgomery lives on t’harb . street., what ho calls a “back street." In West Knd. "I do not believe th* sprinkling would ho necessary here on this street," hi* said yesterday. "That’> why I moved here on this hack street in order t * * get away from the dust. Ali the sprinkling we need here can l»*j done with lawn hose as the traffic 1 light. "I’p on c'otlon aeon lie or Tuscaloosa avenue, howe ver, there* is no doubt but what the sprinkling is needed in the summer. As to whether the people of that street would be willing to pay fo* the sprinkling. I don’t know. I think they ought to and I believe they would, too. There is lots of traffic there and the dust at times Is very bad." H. Dupont Thompson R. DuPont Thompson, who lives in Woodlawn, says that personally ho is in favor of the ordinance and the sprinkling tax. "Personally I am In favor of it." ho said yesterday, “but I believe the peo ple of my neighborhood would object to it. They want the sprinkling al| right, and we need it, but I do not believe they would feel like paying the sprinkling tax. 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