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For 20 years indicates. a prosperous bank— If a surplus of $1,500,000 suggests a bank’s ability to assist its depositors— If a combined capital, sur plus and stockholders’ lia * bilitv of $4,500,000 suggests SECURITY, then you will feel that this bank is one | which can render you good banking service— Your account we invite. The First National Bank Capital and Surplus $3,000,000 m 4 per cent Interest on savings. Compounded Quarterly WEEKLY LUNCH OF THE AD CLUB TODAY Jemison. Black and Huddleston Will Speak—To Hear Report of the Convention Committee At the Ad club luncheon at 1 o'clock today at the Birmingham Newspaper club. Robert Jemlson, Sr., heads the pro gramme with the subject, “Let’s Make Birmingham a Clean City.” He is fol lowed by Hugo L. Black, county solici .• tor-elect, who adds to Mr. Jemlson’s talk, “As Your New Solicitor I’ll Help.” George Huddleston, nominee for con gressman from the Ninth district, will address the club, his subject being “You Can Count On Me.” Mr. Huddlestons talk will be along the lines that he will work for the Ninth district while in Washington, and will endeavor to secure legislation of benefit to his constituency. m Another part of the programme that promises to be of interest is the report of the on-to-Toronto committee. In the , Ad-Vlser of this week the following paragraph is devoted to this report: “The on-to-Toronto committee will have something interesting to tell us Tuesday. They have investigated the plan of sell ing an automobile to raise money for our delegate^’ expenses. There are ob jections to this plan, which they will tell us about at the luncheon. They will also submit another plan which they be lieve is entirely feasible. This latter plan is by far easier to work than any that has been proposed. Not only that, but every member of the club can par ticipate and everybody will have lots of fun.” It Is believed that the comvnittee wdll submit plans for having a “gridiron” din ner, although nothing official is known concerning their plans. DRYER IS HOLDING HEARING ON BONDS Validity of $69,000 of Bankrupt De Soto Coal Mining and Develop ment Co. at Issue Contest between the holders of $69. H00 worth of bonds and R. A. Porter, trustee of the DeSoto Coal mining and Developing company, is being heard be fore Judge E. H. Dryer, referee in bank ruptcy. The company was adjudicated a bankrupt several months ago and' at \ lie meeting of creditors R. A. Porter of the Tyler Grocery company was elected trustee. The property is located at Indio, but since the bankruptcy proceedings have been pending the mines have not been in active operation. The original bond issue was $7«>,000, of which $6000 has been redeemed, ihe validity of the remaining $69,000 is the question before the refree. A null her of the officials of the company are in attendance and will be examined. At torneys for the trustee are London & Fitts, and Coleman & Coleman. The .bond holders, who resile in St. Louis, are represented by Sterling A. Wood and Tillman, Bradley & Morrow. $8181 REPORTED BY COMMITTEES AT THE FIRST NOON LUNCH Campaign to Raise $50,000 for New Books at Li brary Launched ALL COMMITTEES NOT HEARD FROM Report at Today's Lunch Is Expected to Be Unusually Larfte as Many Worked Yesterday Afternoon. Rotarians Are Active With work of but an hour or two to report, the downtown committees in the $60,000 public library campaign, which i started yesterday morning, reported a to tal of over $8,000 at the luncheon at 1 o’clock at the Gold Lion tea rooms. But one suburban committee was hoai;d from. Many of the teams resumed work yesterday afternoon, and practically all of them will work this morning, and at the luncheon at the Gold Lion at 1 o’clock today a big report is expected. The campaign is to last but three days. The luncheon yesterday was well at tended, there being near a half hundred actual committee workers present. En thusiastic and effective speeches were made by Sydney J. Bowie. Campaign Chairman J. \Y. Donuelly, John Sibley, Oscar Turner and others. Mr. Bowie's speech was especially enthusiastic and helpful. He emphasized the importance of asking for large amounts, and stated that the committees should not be satis fied with small amounts from a man whom they knew to be able to give more. The worthiness of the proposi tion, he said, was such that it called for liberal subscriptions, and said that with the proper urging the public would give them. He also urged that the commit tees secure subscriptions rather than cash, as people would and could afford to give more by subscriptions, where they did not pay it all at once, than by a cash donation. The committee met yesterday morning at the public library and did not get started to work until II o’clock or after. | Following is a letter which has been ! received by every Rotnvtan in the city: How Rotarians Help ' "Fellow Rotarian—You are requested and expected to rally to the assistance of Ro tarian J. W. Donnelly in the ‘Public Li brary Book Fund Campaign,* which starts next Monday, April 27. by acting on committees for soliciting funds. His idea is that you pledge yourself to work on the committee to which you may be assigned. He must have these commit tees and Rotary must put him over. Please drop him a note or phone him at Main 6583, Public Library, where he is putting in his whole time in the effort to push this work, which is of such moment to the people of this restrict. Tell him positively that you will serve from l<):„.j | to 1 o'clock on April 27-28-29 and give I him the assurance that a Birmingham * Rotarian can be counted on to respond i to a call to duty. Also attend a meet ing next Saturday night. April 25, 1914. in the library rooms at city hall, where speakers will be on hand, and ‘dope’ will be banded to the workers that will be interesting and informing und give them talking points. “JOHN E. SHELBY, "President. "JOHN C. HENLEY. JR., "Secretary." Letter to Teachers This letter has been received by every school teacher in the city, it being sent out by a school teachers’ committee: Fellow Teacher: “The liorary board is to make a campaign for a $50,000 book 6000 GUESTS AT Average of Practically One Hundred a Day During Past Sixty Days It was announced yesterday that within the past 60 days during which time the Birmingham Newspaper club has been in operation over 6000 per sons from out of town have been reg istered guests there. That probably does not include quite a number who. through oversight or lack of time, failed to register. By actual count of William A. Dameron. secretary of the club, luO persons each day on an aver age have been registered from outside of this city. Of this number visitors have been there from Paris. Loudon. Amsterdam. Vienna, Naples. Cuba, Mexico, Argen tina, Japan, Turkey and other foreign countries. During that time visitors have been in the club from every state in the union. Every large city has sent its quota of visitors through the local club. Including New York. Chicago, St. la>uis, Louisville. Indianapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco. Philadelphia, Newark, N. J.. Washington, Pittsburg, Boston. Detroit, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Seattle, Tacoma, Denver, Colorado Springs, and places of like importance. fund during the week of April 27 to May 2. “'flu undersigned committee has been requested to bring the campaign to the aper.l'on of the teachers -if Birmingham —a l ody of people whose interest in the past made the library possible and whose ii i-rert can he relied upo»» in the future. We are assured that a , ucroue part if tlu $30,000 will be expe idea for books f‘ i the use of the teacher:, and the chil dren. und that these book i will be con vi nicntly distributed in school deposi tor et; so that they will be easily acctssi o.i t* all teachers and pupils. “Feeling that a strong public library will be a great power for good in out work with the children, the committee earnestly requests every teacher to have a part in supplying the books we so much need. “We ask that you fill in the enclosed pledge card with the amount you feel disposed to contribute, hand the card to the principal, who will see that it gets to the committee. “Let’s all have a part In this public en terprise. Respectfully, Charles A. Brown, chairman; Roy Dimmitt, E. O. Sanders. R. V. Allgood, Rosa Strickland. J. C. Blackwell, H. P. Burruss.” Reports of Committees The reports by committees yesterday follow: Library board, $3840. Woman’s clubs, $214,190. First avenue, east of Twentieth street, A. M. Taylor, chairman, $29. First avenue, west of Twentieth street, George A. Bllnn, chairman, $90. Second avenue, east of Twentieth street, H. M. Beck, chairman. $249. Second avenue, west of Twentieth strtiet, J. H. Tinder, chairman. $151. Third avenue, east of Twentieth street, J. C. Henley, chairman. $50. Third avenue, west of Twentieth street. Bert Jacobs, chairman, $136. Fourth and Fifth avenues, H. V. Tar rant. chairman, $44.50. Brown-Marx building. J. W. Sibley, chairman, $228. Jefferson County Bank building, M. P. Messer, chairman. $74. Eighteenth, Seventeenth, Sixteenth, north of railroad, Twentieth street from railroad ^nd Avenue B, R. W. Ewing, chairman, $178. Nineteenth street north of railroad. Woodward and Empire building, fpsear , Turner chairman, $2022. Twentieth street, north of railroad, J. E. Shelby, chairman, $164. Twentieth street, Avenue B to Five j Points, G. B. Forbes, chairman, $111.30. Rotary club, $500. Cllman School Music club, $100. I Total, $8181.69. Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were yesterday recorded in the office of the probate court: Rodney J. Ludlow, Mobile, to Miss Rose Provinoher. L. H. Biggs. Richmond, Va., to Miss [Gladys Russell. } •* \ \ .• . . .. / V, . ' NEW BANK ROOMS ji TO OPEN SATURDAY Jefferson County Bank Will 1 Occupy New Quarters TO BE NO CEREMONIES Visitors Will Be Shown Over Quarters Change Will Be Made Friday Aft ernoon and Night, Enslen Announces , The new hanking rooms of the-Jeffer son County Savings bank will be for mally opened next Saturday. Announce ment to this effect was made yesterday by Eugene F. Enslen, president of that, bank Announcements will be mailed to day by the bank to its friends in this city und elsewhere. It was stated yesterday by Mr. Enslen that the removal of the bank from the old quarters on the southeast corner of ; Second avenue and Twenty-first street to the new rooms will be accomplished between 2 o'clock Friday afternoon and the opening of the bank the following morning. Large forces will he at work all night to get everything in good shape for the opening of the hank for business Saturday morning. The hank will be kept open all day until late Saturday night for inspection by the friends of the bank and all others interested. Up until this time no formalities have been ar ranged. It is expected that the officials will simply show visitors over the bank and that the opening will be marked with that simplicity that the officials have tried to carry out in the construction and decorations of the building. The hanking room is in area probably larger than any bank in the south. It is lighted so thoroughly by huge windows on the eastern*side that it is said there will be no necessity for artificial illu mination. The windows afford sufficient fresh air, at all times while in every de tal the comfort of the employes and the convenience of the patrons of the place is cared for. The lighting scheme of the banking rooms is unique. In the ceiling there are suspended no electric fixtures but the grill work shielding the tellers and other officials from the patrons in the lobby is surmounted by an entirely original ! system of lighting. The floor is of white block tile while behind the grill there has been laid cork tile for the employe*. 1 Alabama marble is used for the parti- | tions and the side walls. The hank has provided on the mezzanine floor an ob-. servation platform where ladies or others may view* the interior operations of a large financial institution. On the mez- i zanine floor is also provided a large 1 area for the auditors, bookkeepers, ami j other clerical forces. The entire lobby floor is for tellers, collection clerks, i passbooks, discount officers and the like, j Extensive offices have been provided for the executive officers w-ith the fur nishings in circassion walnut and Hondu ras mahogany. The bank officials have also the usual elaborate vaults, safes and j storage rooms that are necessary In this day and time for large banks. The direc tors' rooms, the committee rooms ami the trust department are equipped in the most elegant fashion. The furniture is i all metal and the place is absolutely fire proof. The bank has an entrance from Sec ond avenue through immense bronze doors that fold into the walls. while from the lobby there are three entrances. I One attractive detail is the plate glass window' in the north end of the lobby, through which passerby may catch a glimpse of the tremendous vault* that ' are provided. With the opening of the banking rooms the practical completion of the Jefferson County bank skyscraper Is in sight. Only a few' details remain to he completed and the newest skyscraper in the south will have been finished. Out-of-Town Trade For Week Amounts To Over $95,000 ———___ Tho rebate figures for last woek. com put'd by Misa Julia BeHsiere of tho Bust ncHH Men's League, show that purchases arftountlng to $95,677.36 were made In Bir mingham during the week. The amount paid hack to out-of-town buyers amount ed to $3516.89. This Is considered a, re markably good showing. In view of the .-act that there wan nothing of unusual interest In the city last week. A rough estimate of the rebate figures made yesterday shows that during the last eight weeks, the rebates have amount ed to about one-fourth of the money re bated during the whole of 1913. It Is believed that the money spent In Bir mingham by out-of-town shoppers this year will easily double that of last year, and It may go even higher, according to Miss Bcsstere. Out-of-town visitors registered yes terday at the Newspaper club Included: E. R. Oats, Knoxville; Elmer C. Beal era, Eufaula. C. L. Chandler. Chatta nooga; W. A. Bellengrath, Montgom ery: A. E. Milner, Marianna, Fla.; W. j R. Crawford, Milwaukee: I. A. Watson. Knoxville; C. 8. Choulshl, Oouphln. Mo.; I). L. McDaniel. Clanton; E. ('. Page, Evergreen; Felder Pan. Colum bus, Ga.; J. M. Clemments, New York; C. R- Ely, New York; George L. Ryan, Montgomery; Carl Little, Philadelphia; William Vanderbough Lester, New York; Mr. Tyler. Troy: 8. M. Chambley, Chattanooga: Paul F. Akin, Carters vllle, Ga. FAIRLEY APPOINTED ON COMMITTEE Montgomery, April 27.— (Special.) At the request of August Belmont of New York, chairman of the department of compenaatlon for Industrial acci dent* of the National Civic league, the governor toduy appointed W, R. Fair ley of Birmingham a member of the committee on uniform state legislation of the National Civic federation, The committee on which Mr. Fairley 1* ap pointed will work for uniform legis lation covering the subject of work men's compensation, The committee on uniform state leg islation will work In conjunction with another committee, appointed to col lect and tabulate statistics of indus trial accidents, J, B, Wood of Bir mingham Is the Alabama member ef this committee, Stanton Returns Homo William Stanton, president ef the Gen eral Refractories company ef New York, Who has been here a few days looking ever seme of the tests being applied to the materials from his plant, lias returned lieme, He was entertained while here both at the Country club and the press olub by officials of tile Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company, Mr. Stan ton said that Birmingham was certainly a great town. CHANDLER TALKS OF: PLANS FOR FUTURE South American Export Agent of Southern Here \ BIG OPPORTUNITY Will Try to Place Boys From l.atin America in Industrial Plants of Birmingham—Wants Spanish Taught in Schools C. I* ('handler, formerly of the Ameri can diplomatic service in South American countries, recently appointed South Amer can export agent for the Southern rail way and allied lines, was in Birmingham cesterday on his initial visit to this dis trict. He will be engaged in a practical -ffort to build up the trade In that coun try. Mr. Chandler was the guest of L Sevier, general agent for the Southern •allway. at the press (dub yesterday for uncheon. There lie discussed with news paper men the great work which he says must be done If the south is to reaj> her just reward front the opening of the Panama canal. He said that he would return here in May and deliver an address before the Chamber of Commerce and perhaps the High school on the opportunities the Central American cities hold out for southern business men. "Why, there is at this time about $28, 100.000 in dividends going to Germany and >ther European countries that should *ome to the south,” said Mr. Chandler. ‘What I want to do Is to Interest the i •ankers of the south In establishing batik tig branches in that country. The recent i currency legislation which is undoubterly ihe greatest legislative achievement In! recent years has aroused extreme fears n European banking circles. Tt enables American batiks to establish foreign tranches which has never been done be- ! lore. As it is now, the European coun tries control the branches in South Amer- | oa and they are tremendously profitable itid successful. There is no reason why the merchants of the south should not Jo that. Business Bound to Grow "The (Treat cities of Argentina depend upon Alabama and Louisiana for lumber ts there Is none near enough, except In Ihe south for prolftable utilization. That business Is hound to grow steadily for ll will never grow less. “The time is now ripe for the mer hants and manufacturers of this section to see the opportunities there and take tdavntage of them. Recently there was a Peruvian youth who came to Lehigh then worked for the Baldwin locomotive works, who is now agent for that com pany In his home country and for the first time locomotives are used there to a Croat advantage. ‘The upbuilding of this business, how ever. and the great things which will come through the Panama canal to south ern ami American merchants Is not to he handled off-hand. It must be a matter of education. I intend to ask the local school authorities to teach Spanish so our hoys grow ing up will be familiar with that tongue and may be thereby better pre pared to do their work In South American countries. Again, why is It that large business men have recently made sub stantial donations to large eastern col leges for the study of South American economics, it means something, for those business men are not accustomed to spending money for nothing. It means that by education we can go down Into those vastly rich countries and take away the export business that has been seized upon by the astute Herman, English and French merchants. With this canal wn will have a hlg advantage of the other countries. South American Boys Here "I hope to obtain places for South American boys in local plants and around local industries so they will know what Is being done in the soutli and will go homo with a perfect understanding of the country and what we have to offer. "It will require sometime and work to icciimpllsh this, hut I know the situation so well that I sometimes get wrought up When I see the lethargy of our American business men in reference to that fertile Field of work." Mt\_ Chandler will he at the service of iny manufacturer In this district or sec tion In advising them In regard to expan sion of trade In South America. His work s free of cost to the people of the smith ind he was acquired by the Southern railway to help this section on Its on ward march of progress. Personally Mr. Chandler is of pleasing iddress and thoroughly a master of his work, lie was. as stated, for some years In tlie diplomatic Hervice and made a barticular study of statistics in the mat ter of exports and importa of the Soutli American countries. He haH visited every 3lty of any consequence In that section Mr. Chandler Is a graduate of Harvard ind speaks several languages. In 'passing he said that ills first trip o Birmingham was very impressive, but :hat lie had an Insufficient amount of lime to see ail of Birmingham on tills trip, but that on his return here in May be would lake advantage of the oppor tunity of visiting the industrial operations if the district. His offices are located in Chattanooga. COURT ITEMS j William T. Terry wan appointed judge if the second division of the city court yesterday In the absence of Judge C. Ferguson, who is indisposed. Judge rerry was appointed by the three other lodges of the city court. The evidence in the case of F. H, Sharpe, known as "Kid Wonder," against the Doulsville and Nashville Railroad company on trial in the circuit court be fore Judge E. C. Crow Is completed, and he arguments will begin this morning, jharpe Is claiming $5000 damages alleg ng that he was wrongfully ejected from u train while on his way to Montgomery, The railroad company contends that he was trying to beat his way and was or dered off the train by their servant, Smith £ Wilkinson are attorneys for the plaintiff. Demurrers to the complaint were sus tained yesterday by Judge Sharpe of the city court in tlie case of Horace Wil kinson vs. city of Birmingham, and the amended complaint will be tuken up this morning, Tlie plaintiff Is seeking to re cover about $1400, which he claimed to he due him for salary as recorder of the Wood lawn police court. He contends the eity commissioners were without author ity to abolish the office. Smith Inquest Today Coroner Charles I,. Spain will conduct an Inquest this morning Into the death of Cupt, Joseph H. Smith, pioneer citi sen and former sheriff of Jefferson county this morning at i»:S0 o'clock, Cap tain Smith was killed several days ago at Beverly Crossing, four miles west of Birmingham by an Alabama Ureat Southern train weetbuund to Meridian, I' P I (rUfWhisper or scream, ill S' lir// vyhieh when there’s ClriK “somebody in the Yj W fflUwH house?” Neither, JjNI Wr i- BLa when the diamonds and the MB.fjj 11 vUmA like of that are down in the Ft^JJ 1h h,r,k. It costs less than any IF nj j/J* • 'SLv\ kind of insurance to keep them J/O i I ^MMTRlMjAVINGSRm TICKETSSELLWELL Indications Point to Full House “Paradise Last” Rehearsal Thursday Tickets for the music festival to be given at the Bijou May 7—matinee and night—are in brisk demand. Mrs. Hous ton Davis, president of the festival ex ecutive board* said last night that there i had been a large sale and that indlca- j tions pointed to full houses. Those who have bought tickets for both afternoon and evening performances will have the choice of scat reservations, but the preference will end Wednesday j night. Beginning on Thursday every i seat bought for either performance will he good for a reservation at the time of purchase. Reservations are being made at the ('able piano store. The big festival chorus under the di rectorship of Rienzl Thomas, which is to sing “Paradise Dost,” on the night of May 7, with the St. Louis Symphony orchestra, had a full rehearsal last Fri day night, and will have another full re hearsal next Tuesday night. The solo quartet which will appear In "Paradise Lost,” will arrive here with the orches tra either on the afternoon or evening of May H, or on the morning of May 7. Madam Sundelius of Boston, the soprano, is one of the greatest artists in this coun try. She has had great success this sea son and the New York and Boston pa pers are unstinted in their praise of her. She appeared with the Boston Symphony orchestra last Thursday and with the Damrosch orchestra in New York early In the week. ALABAMA COAL TO BE TESTED IN CUBA Devereux Lake Taking Cargo There and Big Order May Be Placed by Alabama Operators Devereux Lake, formerly of Birming ham but more recently of Mexico, Is en route to Cuba with a cargo of coal from the Birmingham district which Is to be submitted to tests in that country and which may result in an entirely new Held for Birmingham fuel. Mr Lake, .who Is well versed in Datln Amertcan countries and their needs, recently returned here from Mexico, studied the coal proposition and has succeeded In getting a cargo into Cuba where he is at this time, or will be In a day or two. The coal was shipped by W. C. Shack elford of this city to customers In that country for experiments. It is stated that if the coal measures up as Mr. Lake and Mr. Shackelford believe it will that a very large amount will be sold upon the trials that are to be inaugurated within the next few days. Mr. Lake said before leaving that lie believed There was a wonderful oppor tunity for the products of this district in the South American countries, and that a little effort would result in the upbuilding of a great trade. He is said to have some plans outlined which will permit of extensive operations in that country by local men and which will go to the making of Birmingham even greater. Mr. Lake will be In Cuba a few weeks and will then return to Bir mingham, it is stated. Suits Filed The following were among the dam age suits filed yesterday In the city and circuit courts: D. F. Talley vs. Louisville and Nash ville Railroad company; $10,000 dam ages claimed for alleged personal in juries. Virginia Dryer vs. Western Union Telegraph company; $2000 damages claimed for an alleged failure to de liver telegram. Prank W. Pilcher vs. Birmingham Railroad company: $5000 damages claimed for alleged personal injuries. John H. Wright vs. Birmingham, Pns lev and Bessemer Railroad company; $2000 damages claimed for alleged per sonal injuries. WILL ACT TODAY ON DETECTjVEMERGER Chief Eagan to Have En tire Charge of Both Departments Abolishment of the city detective do pe rtment—action which has been gen crnlly expected for the past two weeks— will take place at the city commission meeting this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Just what the details are the oommls siners still decline to announce. They stated yesterday afternoon that they had agreed on what action was to he taken, but that no particulars would be made public until action was taken. Tt is known, however, that several mem bers of tiie present detective department will be released. Who will have charge of tiie detectives after they are consolidat ed with tiie police with Thief Martin Kagan in command is also kept secret, but re ports are to the efTect that Detective Parnell will he made sergeant of detectives. Reports also are In circulation to the effect that present Thief Detective Wig gins will be made an employe of the city legal department, working up data on damage suits and similar cases. The city attorney’s offices, it is said, will he moved into the rooms now occupied by the de tective department. Tiie office of lieu tenant of detectives now held by De tective Strolt also is to be abolished. Thief Kagan, under the new arrange ment, will have absolute control over the police and detective departments, em ploying and discharging men at his own discretion, but one restriction being placed upon him. That is that the department is to be kept within 170 men in numbers. The oommisisonerB. it is stated, will look to Thief Eagan for results and will not meddle in the details of the depart ment. The separate detective department was established with Steve Wiggins as chief on December 6, 1913. as a prelude to the police probe and discharge of Thief of Police Rodeker. Upon the appoint- * | ment of Kagun as chief some days ago a reconsolidation of the departments be | came almost a certainty. HUGGINS PAROLED ON GOOD BEHAVIOR Plead Guilty to Vagrancy and Was Fined $500 and Given Si* Months Plfitdlna guilty to a charge of van raflcy and withdrawing his appeal to the circuit court, John Huggins was fined $500 and given an additional sentence of 12 months at hard labor by Judge T. B. Hmith in the circuit court yesterday. Judge Smith suspended the sentence, however, and paroled the prisoner until October 10. 1914, condi tional upon good behavior. Tt is un derstood he has secured employment at a sawmill a few miles from the city and that he has promised to remain at work. Huggins was tried before Judge H. B. Ahernethy of the court of common pleas, who impost'll the above sen tence. He took an appeal to the cir cuit court, but was unable to make bond and has been in the county jail for sometime waiting for his case to come up. Judge N H. Feagln inter ested himself In the prisoner’s behalf and succeeded In securing his parole on the promise of future good behavior. Having pleaded guilty Huggins will have to serve out his sentence in the event he violates hia parole. Incorporation The following certificate of Incor poration was yesterday recorded in the office of the probote judge: $20,00ii Pine and Typress Manufai - tilling company. Inc ; officers, S. M. Holtsinger, president: W. K. Adams, vice president, and W. W. Holtsinger, i secretary and treasurer. Negro Radiy Hurt Henry Nelson, an aged negro, was knocked down and it is thought fatally injured by an automobile driven by Otto Hoist, a florist, at First avenue and Twenty-first street yesterday about 12:30 o'clock. Horst wa* placed under bond by Officer Kemp on the charge of reck I less driving following the accident. “^)ur American business men are full «*f In # # latlve and original ideas, and It hurts their I 1 ^1 fl QT pride a little to he accused of Imitating or JL JL .U X 1 X J. J. following anybody. i i The business men of America must needs JLy vl J V/ imitate the business men of Europe tn at I leHst one respect. European business men keep themselves thoroughly Informed on general trade eon dltlons, with the result that they may buy more carefully, j | sell more steadily and operate more profitably. | I In proportion to the number of business men and the ) | i capital used, America has seven failures to Europe's one. The primary cause Is haphazard business operation. Amer j lean business men are realising the importance of operating on dependable basic lnformatloti, Instead of gossip and hear say news from the business world. We frankly admit that we are following the lead of Kuropean bankers In furnishing to our customers and friends a digest of actual business conditions each month. | We trust you read these reports and will appreciate your comments on them at any time, Birmingham Trust & Savings Go, 116-120 N. 20th St. * Birmingham, Alabama V ; !>•’K.ystov '. v, o'