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% Of a safe deposit box in our fire and burglar proof vaults to the BUSINESS MAN, is NO ONE ELSE has access to his private papers. Wills, deeds, mortgages, bonds and records of private investments are removed from the scrunity of others. From $3 to $50 yearly pays the rental of a box for your private papers. Why not have one? The First National Bank Capital and Surplus $3,000,000 ♦ Per Cent Interest on Saving*. Compounded Quarterly WILL GIVE THREE CONCERTS A WEEK If Open Air Concert Fund Grows Sufficiently More Will Be Given Mrs. George Houston Davis, president of the Music Study club, announces that Philip Memoli, with a band of 20 men, will be engaged to give three open air concerts a week during the month of July and that If the concert fund grows sufficiently the concerts will be continued throughout the summer. Last year Mr. Memoli gave six con certs a week for eight weeks with a band of 27 men, but the city commission then appropriated $1000, as compared with $600 for this summer. The Birmingham Rail way, Light and Power company, which had been contributing $750 a season, has cut Its subscription down to $250. As the fund stands now the Music Study club, under whose auspices the public is treated to open air music, cannot see Its way clear to enter into a contract with Mr. Memoli for longer than a montn, but Mrs. Davis expresses the hope that volunteer contributors will come forward and give liberally enough to enable the concert committee to extend the sea son. Subscriptions can be made through The Age-Herald. RESERVATIONS FOR THE FIRST DANSANT Formal Announcements Sent Out Yes terday for Summer Innovation at Newspaper Club Secretary 'William A. Dameron of the Newspaper club announced yesterday that several reservations had been made for dinner for next Thursday night, when the first of the summer roof garden dansants will be given to the members of the club. The dansants will be attended only by members of the Newspaper club and their lady guests. It is expected that this inno vation by the club will prove to be ex ceptionally popular, as many devotees of the new dances are members of the club and have for sometime suggested that the dancing floor there would prove an ideal place for summer affairs of this kind. All members of the club will receive this morning the following announcement: “The Birmingham Newspaper club an nounces the beginning of a series of sum mer roof garden dansants from 9 to 12 o’clock, Thursday evening, June 26, 1914. The Club cafe. Informal. Members and lady guests only. Entire club open to ladies. “Notice to Members—After June 25 the Birmingham Newspaper club will give summer roof garden dansants every Thursday evening from 7 to 10 o’clock in the club's cafe, 350 feet above the city, where the breezes are always delightful— the coolest spot in the city. “The dansants will be purely informal and will be open only to members and their lady gueBts. “The dancers will not interfere wdth the regular cafe service, and diners will be served on the promenade and In the ' private dining room. The entire club will be open to lady guests. “W. A. DAMERON, Secretary." LETTERS TO EDITOR Frank Lathem Makes Statement To the Editor of The Age-Herald: I desire you to correct a misstatement ■which appeared in Sunday morning’s issue of your paper, to-wit: that one TJllerson was killed at Lathem’s Spring, in Shades valley, and that he was my nephew. This erroneous statement is calculated to in jure my spring and also places me in a false attitude. The water which flows from Lathem’s Spring has a tendency to create love in the hearts of those who drink of It, and while I have reviewed my line of ancestors as fully as I can, I must say that as far as I know, or as it was pos sible for your reporter to learn, Mr. Til lerson was not related to me either by ties of affinity or consanguinity. Respect fully, A. FRANK LATHEM, Lathem’s Spring, Jefferson County, Ala., June 22. 1914. We are all enlisted in a good cause. We are trying to make our community better and bigger and ' more important to the country as a whole than any other community of like size. Each man is trying to do his share, and this bank j earnestly desires to perform its full functions in this regard. The issue of our monthly digest of j business conditions is one of the things we are doing, in the hope of benefiting the community as a whole, j We shall be glad to know how busi ness men look upon this service. Birmingham Trust & Savings Co. 116-120 N. 20th St 1 Birmingham, Alabama ANOTHER Om 10 __ President of G. F. & A. and Party of Officials and Bankers Here !plan CONNECTION WITH THE SOUTHERN Line Being Built From Pensacola to Kimbrough—Visitors Shown Over the City and Entertained at Clubs The full significance of the coming of the Gulf. Florida and Alabama railroad to this district was scarcely appreciated in this city until yesterday when Presi dent Roy Megargel and a party of east ern bankers reached Birmingham. It was announced by President Megargel that when his line was completed to Kim brough, a station on the Southern rail way. during the next few months. Bir mingham would have an absolutely new outlet to Pensuoola. whereas at this time this district is dependent solely upon the Louisville and Nashville to reach that port. At Kimbrough Junction, traffic connection will be made with the South ern railway from Birmingham nnd trains sent Into Pensacola by a shorter route. The opinion is held here that few, if any, railroad developments of the last few' years south of Birmingham have held the possibilities for Birmingham as does the present one. Tt is believed that with Pensacola brought into closer touch with Birmingham and with the Southern railway at this end of the line sending traffic into Pensacola there will. be an impetus given Pensacola and ocean traffic from Birmingham which will be of the greatest value to this community. Bond Issue Expected Mr. Megangle was here yesterday en route to Tuscaloosa and then to Pensa cola with a party of the officials and eastern bankers. It is believed that a large bond issue is to be floated by the Gulf, Florida and Alabama line during the I next few months if business Justifies. The party was met at the Terminal sta tion by L. Sevier, general agent for the Southern railway; W. W. Crawford, a di rector of the Alabama Great Southern, and by Robert Jemison, Sr., also a direc tor of the Alabama Great Southern line. The officials also met at the Terminal E. W. Carey, traffic manager for the Ten nessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company, and were taken to the steel mills at Kns ley. They were shown over the giant Industrial operations there and later visited Fairfield, returning to the Tut wiler for luncheon. In addition to Mr. Megargel the party Is composed of: F. B. Erwing. of Meg&r gel & Co., New York; Henry Rogers, A. M. Day and F. S. Watenberg of the same company; H. M. Skinner and Frederick Remington, the former of Chicago and the latter of Rochester, representatives of Megargel & Co.; H. II. Lambert, Fort Dearborn National bank, Chicago; W. G. Goodrich, of Goodrich & Co., New Haven, Conn.; Phillip Sawyer, of Sawyer, Noble & Co., Providence, R. 1.; Edward Dolb, of Jacob, Dolb & Co., Buffalo; G. A. Berry, vice president and general man ager of the Gulf, Florida and Alabama. The party of visitors were entertained last night with a visit to the Birming ham Newspaper club, the Country club and at a dinner. They were very much impressed with Birmingham. A majority of the men had never been here before and they were much surprised to find this city so very much larger and greater than had been suggested by discussions heard from time to time. 200 Miles Aready Constructed “We have a great proposition for Birmingham when we get our connec tion at Kimbrough with the Southern railway,” said President Megargle. “That connection ,will open up a new and direct route to Pensacola for pas senger and freight traffic and will give Birmingham a much greater opportu nity in that connection than enjoyed in the past. Our company has 33 feet of water at Pensacola and the best docks possible to acquire. We have the line built nearly 200 miles north of Pensacola and we have over 400 men w'orking as fast as they can on the line in addition to steam shovels and such equipment. We are building as fast as we can to Kimbrough to get that traffic connection linked up with the Southern thus unbottling Birming ham in another and different way to the seat. I believe this will be Im mensely valuable to this city. “We intend to eventually build to Tuscaloosa, but that Will require some time yet. From that place our line will probable continue north to a point on the Illinois Central railroad. Perhaps that point will be Jasper or Haleyville. the Illinois Central, you know, may be reached at either place. The difference is the Illinois Central owns their own line at Haleyville, and is not depend ent upon any other service after leav ing that point.” It is apparent that Mr. Megargel has In mind arranging through service from the north to Pensacola. His reference to the Illinois Central suggested that he had some understanding in connec tion with his plan to go to Haleyville. With Southern railway collections at Kimbrough from this section and with connection at Haleyville from the Illi nois Central from Chicago and the north, his line would be reasonably well fed. Will Not Come to Birmingham “We want traffic and territory rather than cities,” said Mr. Megargle. “We Wadley Man Tells Why Alabama Retailers Should Trade Here Commissioner of Public Justice A. O. Lane was in receipt of an interesting letter yesterday from M. H. Radney |of Wadley, In which the benefits of trading in Birmingham are set forth concisely. Judge Lane gave out the letter for publication for the purpose of letting the people of Birmingham know what the citizens of adjacent towns think of the "Magic City." The, letter follows: "A. O. Lane, Commissioner of Public Justice, Birmingham, Ala. ’’Dear Sir: ‘Why Alabama Retail Merchants Should Buy Their Mer chandise of the Birmingham Whole salers.* "There are a number of self-evident ■ reasons why the retail merchants of1 Alabama should buy their goods from j Birmingham’s wholesale dealers. Some j of these reasons 1 shall enumerate. "Birmingham is the greatest city In our state and the building of this city into a still larger and more progressive center of trade will mean the more : rapid development of the state’s vari- | ous enterprises. Any state is the more progressive by having within its bor- 1 ders a great and growing city; for the spirit of progress found in the large centers is contagious and the rural sections are affected for the better thereby. As the retail merchant buys of the Birmingham wholesalers the business of the city is given an im petus that would be impossible other wise. "It Is better for the retail merchant of the state to do this. He has nothing to lose in the quality and price of the goods. Birmingham manufactories are as good as the best and her prices can not be beaten. If there is nothing to lose, is there anything to gain? Certain ly. The railroads of Alabama can haul freight from Birmingham to the other towns of the state much cheaper than goods can possibly be brought from New York. Chicago and St. Louis. This benefits the consumer by reducing the high cost of living and. too, to buy in Birmingham’s markets means a time saver. An order can be placed, tlllod and on its way to the retailer by trad ing in Birmingham that would have scarcely reached some northern mar kets. This is of no small considera tion for time saved is money earned. "Again, to trade in our home city keeps money at home. ThiH is as It ought to be. An increase in the business of our city will give to a larger num ber of our people employment, as well as holding out an inducement to oth ers to come here. Respectfully, "M H. RADNKY." Judge Lane stated that he was not personally acquainted with Mr. Radney, but that lie was very thankful to him for his generous views of Birmingham. "When one hears on every side crit icism on the criminal conditions of the city." said Judge Lane, "it is refresh ing to take one’s thoughts to the marts of trade and hear compliments on the wonderful growth of our city." ROCKETT DIES AT i HOME OF HIS SON Pioneer Citizen of Birming ham Succumbs to Heart Failure During Night Alone In the night with a newspa per in his lap John Rockett, a pioneer citizen, passed away at the home of his son sometime Sunday night. He was found about 5:30 o’clock yesterday morning sitting In his rocking chair ] quite dead, by Mrs. Chambers McAdory, a relative, who resides at the Rockett residence, 1427 St. Charles street. Heart failure was the immediate cause of death. Funeral services over the remains will be conducted this afternoon at 5 o’clock from the residence with the Rev. W. C. Garrison of the Third Presbyterian church officiating. The active pallbearers will be: Dr. R. V. Mobley, Judge J. P. Stiles, James M. Gillespy, W. F. Molton. C. W. James and F. F. Cornelius; the honorary pallbearers are: Carlos Reese. Capt. John G. Smith, Felix McLaughlin, Captain Tar rant, J. T. Moncrief, E. L. Bridges, Robert McCollum, ('apt. N. A. Graham and Dr. George M. Morrow. The deceased Is survived by two chil dren. William R. Rockett, deputy clerk of the city court, and Charles F. Burgess of St. Louis; two sisters, Miss Harriett Rockett and MIsb Katherine Rockett and six grandchildren. John R. Rockett was 76 years old. He was born and reared at Elyton, wh«*ro his father, Thomas W. Rockett, was a prominent merchant in the ante bellum days. He entered the Univer sity of Alabama and graduated with honors in the year 1868. At the begin ning of the civil war Mr. Rockett formed a company and went through the great struggle with personal dis tinction. After the war he settled in Birmingham and took up the study of law. Later he was the first superin tendent of education in Birmingham. In the last years of his life his energies were devoted to the care of his realty holdings. FINDS STONE USED BY LITHOGRAPHERS Another Valuable Asset May Be Added to Alabama’s Mineral Resources Announcement was made yesterday that S. A. Hobson, the well known geologist, had struck an excellent qual ity of lithographer’s stone in the well, which he is drilling near Atwood, in Franklin county. He has been unable to determine the thickness of the stone as he is not using a core drill, but has found encouraging outcrops near the point where the well is being drilled. Mr. Hobson is drilling for oil and is ^ confident it will be found In quanti ties in this section. In this connection it is pointed out that the presence of lithographer's ^ stone in paying quantities would be a ^ valuable asset for the state. Practi- ^ cally all of this stone now used for fine engraving work in the United states is imported. are the strategic channel for a tre mendous distribution of traffic and it is our aim to get through the best ter ritory. We are after the business and hope to get it in big volumes.” Mr. Mengargel said that he would not hold out much hope for the line eomlng to Birmingham, and It would appear that the traffic arrangements could be \ made which would in effect be as good t as the construction of a line to this section. Ho said, however, that in time i there might be a different arrange- J ment. The visitors were very much pleased w’th the Tutwiler hotel and with Bir mingham in general. They were greatly 1 surprised with the big plane at Ensley, but no more so than with the beautiful residential sections of Birmingham. The bankers, as n unit, said there was no club better situated or more magnifi cently equipped than the Newspaper i club. 1 The party is traveling In the private j car "Boston.” They wrill leave this . morning for Tuscaloosa, where they ^ will be entertained. They will visit lTnionto\vn, Greensboro, Montgomery < ind thence to Pensacola. From Pensa- \ cola the party will return north. , ~_ I AT THE PRESS CLUB ; ■_» Among out-of-town visitors registered * »t the Newspaper club yesterday were: f ,V. M. Hansell, Memphis; Edwin Tyle, At- ' anta; R. L. Allin, El Paso, Tex.; W. D. , 3iran. Memphis; John H. Allen, Tuka, . Miss.; S. J. Thomas. Kellyton; F. E. i Mmnthy, W. D. Carter, Pulaski; Porter } iflng, Selma; G. S. Bctues, Florence; E. ^ 3. Harris, Atlanta; F. Y. Collins. Selma; j N. H. Manss, Baltimore; W. C. Dougles, Jew Orleans; Marlon S. Fulton, Davidson, t «. C. f Toulmin Calls Attention to Large Percentage of Per inissable Explosives Used To the Editor of The Age-Herald: 1 feel that In justice to our chief mine Inspector, his able assistants, and the coal operators of the state, attention should be called to technical paper t®, Issued by the bureau of mines, showing the pro duction of explosives and their use in the United States during the calendar year L912, and compiled by Mr. Albert H. Fay. My reason for this Is due to the fac t that In proportion to coal tonnage produced, Alabama ranks vory much ahead of any other Htute in the amount of permissible or safety explosives used. In the pro duction of 10,612,040 tons of coal, Ala bama used: Pluck blasting powder, 6,277, 176 pounds; high explosives other than permissible, 4,642,192 pounds, and permis sible explosives. 3,866,130 pounds. Pennsylvania, with u production of over 240,000,000 tons, used only 8,108,012 pounds permissible explosives and West Virginia, with a production of 66,786,087 tons, used only 8,072,096 pounds permissible ex plosives, or, In the case of West Virginia, less than 26 per cent of the amount per Lon of coal mined us compared with the record of Alabama. Quoting from the report: "The quantity of permissible explosives used in the United .States Is larger than in a number of foreign countries. Yet it represents only about 6 per cent of the total quan tity of explosives." In Alabama the use of permissible ex plosives in 1912 was over at per cent of the total explosive used. A showing far outranking any other state in the union. In addition to this, the fatalities per 1, 500,000 p(runda of explosives used in Ala bama \\%s .39, ns against 2.68 in Pennsyl vania uaid .94 in West Virginia. A most creditable record. PRIESTLY TOULMIN. Birmingham, June 22, 1914. Minister’s Appeal From the Police Court Heard Before Fort Judge W. E. Fort reserved his de lsion In the case of Dr. A. J. Dickin on, charged with violating the traffic •rdlnance of the city, which was tried ■estorday afternoon. As will be re alled Dr. Dickinson was arrested for talking diagonally across a street cor ler on which was stationed a member f the traffic squad of the police force, le was arrested and fined in the re order's court and took an appeal to he criminal court of the county. The case came up for trial yesterday efore Judge Fort. The defendant’s • rother. H. J. Dickinson, and Claude ). Hitter were counsel for the defend ,nt, the city being represented by As istant City Attorney Joseph Mudd. The onstltutlonallty of the traffic ordi anee was the muin defense and num rous authorities were cited by both ides for and against the ordinance. At the conclusion of the arguments udgo Fort stated that he would re erve Ills decision in the case and re iew the authorities submitted by ounsel. In his argument against the rdlnance Attorney Dickinson made a itter attack on the commission form f government. .OVETT S WILL IS BEING CONTESTED laughter Claims Undue Influence Was Brought to Bear on Deceased A contest of the last will and testa nent of the late Ed H. Dovett Is being teard before Judge J. P. Stiles of the •rebate court and a specially impaneled ury. The contestant is Mrs Allie May ’ick, a daughter of his first wife. The harge is made that undue influence wi* sed in the making of the last will, which fas signed by the deceased about a week efore his death in which he made his .ldow the chief beneficiary. A previous -ill executed some years ago devises the omestead to the widow and the rest of he property to his children share and hare alike. The estate is said to be alued at between $12,000 and $15,000. Mr. Dovett lived at Enon nidge and as resided In the Birmingham district or the past 25 years. He was a brick rnson by trade, and for a number of ears was boss brlckmaaon for the Sloss heffield Steel and Iron company. He ormerly held a similar position at the hisley furnaces. The evidence was concluded yesterday, tie court adjourning until this morning or the argument*. ■ COMMITTEE WILL : MEET AGAIN THIS MORNING AT 9:30 _ No Definite Action Yester day Regarding Campaign to Secure Location of Methodist University The citizens* committee appointed to en gineer the light to secure the location of the great Methodist university In Birming ham will meet again this morning at 9:3o o’clock and announce the election of a permanent chairman and immediately get down to work. A definite plan of cam paign will be decided upon and the tight pushed vigorously up to the last minute. The committee met yesterday after noon In the directors' room of the Cham ber of Commerce, but eo large was the crowd in attendance that it was found necessary to adjourn to tire auditorium. \V. W. Crawford, chairman of the commit tee appointed by President Shook of the Chamber of Commerce, presided. There were a number of speakers. K. S. Mlinger told how Dallas had managed its campaign to secure the university lo cated west of tlie Mississippi In which teams of 10 men were appointed. Bishop J. H. McCoy emphasized the fact that the whole territory of the southern Meth odist church would support the univer sity, and that it wpuld not be a denomi national institution. Of course, there will be a theologeleal department where Meth | odist ministers will be prepared but the college as a whole will endeavor to lit students for life irrespective of creed. Bishop McCoy also explained how the church lost Vanderbilt. There was considerable discussion as to the amount whiuh will be necessary to se cure the university, and it was the gen eral opinion that, including the grounds of Birmingham college, it would be nec essary’ to secure $l,(M)0,uuo. The iX» acres und buildings of Birmingham college are valued at $300,000, leaving $700,000 to bo raised. The question of a permanent chairman for the citizens’ committee came up, Mr. Crawford stating that he would be un able to act on account of business af fairs. K. 8. Munger was suggested, but • also whs unable to act. The meeting i then adjourned to meet again this morn- , ing at 9:3o o’clock, at which time tnu chairman will be announced. Those who are in close touch with the 1 situation are very optimistic over Blr- I mingliaiu's chances of securing the uni versity. All that 1b necessary, it is said, is for the people to get together and work hard. Birmingham has an oppor tunity, the like of which will not come again in a lifetime, it Is pointed out, and no pains should be spared. it is said that this city enters the con- ^ test under no handicap, but on the con- t trary has a decided advantage over com petitors in possessing Birmingham col- * lege as a nucleus. As stated before, At- * lanta lb regarded as the most formidable j rival, but it was pointed out yesterday v that the Georgia city has no nucleus and , could offer at best only a site. Emory college is 40 miles from Atlanta and it is not believed possible to remove that f institution. 1 Birmingham Is In a strategical position t on account of industrial operation here, \ railroad facilities and geographical sltua- t tion. That this city stands a most excel- f lent chance of success, the least sanguine t yesterday did not doubt. t CAN GET TOURISTS j TO STOP OVER HERE I a — . ... c Frisco Passenger Agent I Says His Line Will Do All 3 Possible for City That the Tutwller hotel had removed the final objection to stopovers In Birming ham, and that the Frisco lines would be *] glad to co-operate with Birmingham In procuring the greatest number of tour ists to visit here from time to time was the opinion expressed yeatorday by J. N. Cornatzer, general passenger agent for the Frisco lines, following a visit to the Tutwller. He said that the tickets of the Frisco lines sold to Florida travelers in the winter permitted stopovers en route v either to Florida or back north. Mr. Cor- c natzer said that on account of past unat- a tractive hotel facilities the officials did not feel Inclined to recommend stopovers y here. He said that things were different * now, and that a little time and work was a ill that was required to make Birmingham 8 a.s attractive a point on the trip south as u could be found. p “With the Tutwller hotel, the golf course tj it Roebuck and the Country club. In addi Lion to the Newspaper club, and with the 3ther attractions in Birmingham, I believe M Lhis city will eventually become an objec- Y tive point in the winter for hosts of trav- lr slers. It strikes me that if Birmingham tr lent out a series of booklets advertising It the city along this line that a great deal b it good could be accomplished. Person- tl illy I feel that a new situation has de veloped here which will give all of the J. nen who do not live here an opportunity tl it doing more for the city than in the » L>ast. The chances are much brighter for c« Birmingham in every way now that the travelers can And a good, comfortuble ° place to stay while here." tl Mr. Cornatzer was here with A. P. Mat- tl thews, district passenger agent in At- tc anta. They conferred with Capt. James Y McGregor, district passenger agent, and ^ ivith Forney Johnston, counsel for the c< Frisco lines, and later left for Atlanta. PROPOSE TO RENAME t, THE CULEBRA CUT ? Washington, June 22.—Proposals to re- lr lame Culebra cut. Oalllard' cut, in honor if the late Col. David D. B. Oalllard, the | irmy engineer who chained the foot of he mountain there, and by his untiring ievotion to duty contracted a malady *'hich caused his death, were laid before 7 President Wilson today by Representa :ive Finley of South Carolina. Mr. Finley said the President instantly ipproved of the plan. ■- . - -- t ler ike Bait>: Air-Float Talcum Powder—bora- \ ^ ^ ted, perfumed—guaranteed pure. ? 9 talcum PUFF COMPANY f , t Inklmlullu,. » [ J; Hl^,. Talcum Ponder j. MOORE PAROLED TOi LOOK FOR BONDSMEN Had Been Arrested for Fail ure to Appear Before Judge Fort Judge John H. Miller of the city court Jeclded yesterday that M. U Moore, 'barged with an assault and buttery on leorge B. Ward, president of the city ;om miss Ion, and carrying concealed weapons, was legally held under an alias warrant issued by order of Judge W. E. j Fort of the criminal court. As will be re- | .'ailed, Moore is alleged to have assaulted Vtr. Ward during the Bodeker Investiga tion. He was fined |100 ami given a street lentence of ISO days in each case by the ecordcr, from whose decision be ap pealed to the criminal court of the county. When the oases were eaJled last week I doore failed to appear and a forfeiture Lgalnst his bondsmen was ordered taken in alias warrant issued for his arrest. Je was arrested Saturday ami his attor ley made application for a habeas cor als hearing before Judge Miller, alleging hat he was being Illegally detained ami bat as an element of debt entered into he proceed hi g be was being imprisoned or debt. The hearing was held yesterday •efore Judge Miller, who decided that he ullas warrant from the criminal court t’as legal and ordered the prisoner re landed a Jail pending the making of bond. At the request of Moore, who tuted If allowed his liberty he could mke the bond, Judge Miller paroled him ntll this morning. It Is understood that lr. Ward is one of the bondsmen The recent ruling of Judge Fort In refe rence to forfeitures on appealed cases rom the police court of the city Is held o be sound by many of the leading inetil ers of the bar. Judge Fort states that he municipal code Is very plain on the ubject and that be Inis no doubt whot vor as to the legality of alias warrants In hla class of cases. It is understood that inder the special act creating the re order's court of the city no provision ms r/inde for rearrests on forfeited ap cal cases, and it had been the custom or defendants to allow a forfeiture to be aketi and on the payment of the bond fie case would end. Judge Fort contends hat under the provisions of the municipal ode the same rule of procedure applies s In county courts, and his decision was incurred In by Judge Miller yesterday. ’LAN TO SECURE . .j Venty-First Street Prop erty Owners Meet, But Make No Announcement No announcement was made ns to hat action was planned to remove the aunty Jail from Twenty-first street by committee of property owners follow ig a meeting at the Newspaper club psterday afternoon. The meeting was : tended by property owners on that reet, everyone of whom are stren >usly opposed to the new Jail being aced on the property now used for at purpose. William Hood, Major K. < . TutwllSr, Robert Jemlson, Jr., W. N. alone. Judge William M. Walker, J. L*. ancey, and others representing large vestments on that street were at the eoting. They are intensely Interested removing the '‘carbuncle" and It is dievod there will be no letup until mt Is accomplished. It was stated after the meeting that \j. Yancey was named secretary of ie Twenty-first Street Improvement isoclation, and that Mr. Yancey would ill another meeting during the next w days to determine upon some plan ’ action. It has been suggested that 10 county would he requested to lease e plot where the Jail now stands a syndicate of business men for 99 iars. That there would he erected a -story building, and the upper floors uld be used as a Jail. That plan con mplates several stores on the ground Dor with offices for county officials id some for rent. It is stated thnt is plan as well'as many other propo tlons were taken under advisement here will be no plan finally approved itil the committee has fully deter Ined what Is the best thing to do. 101TSES BURNED ON ENON RIDGE href Negro House* Destroyed—Dam age Estimated al $.r>000—Firemen Lay Hose Half a Mile In a stubborn fire at Enon Ridge yes- ( srday morninr,' thri <> negro houses were eetroyed and the roof burned off throe thers. Tin- total fire loss wa* estimated ( t $6000, and Is said to be covered by In- t uranee. The origin of the blase Is un- I BOSn. A feature of the fire was that hose f a,l to he stretched nearly a half a mile 1 0 bring water to the fire. Enon Ridge “ 1 located near some woods and the novel ight of having fire engines steaming p nd puffing in the woods was witnessed c y a large crowd. After the fire had been extinguished „ tlzons were free In paying compliments \ , the firemen for their efficient work |J preventing a more serious ocmflagra- p on. t POLITICS MUST TAKE REAR SEAT FOR COMING PROSPERITY M oil Known Visitors Yes terday All Spoke of Great Crop Outlook for Alabama That politics has yield ail, and that attnntlon la now centered In crop de velopment and general business, waa live opinion of prominent Alatmmlana who vlalted Birmingham yesterday, "We have had a great deal of polttl- , cal agitation," „ald VI. a Doster 1'rattvllle, editor of the Frattvtfla Progress, and formerly a atate senator. "It Is well that we are thinking of business. Crops In the southern sec tion of the state are unusually fine. Heeent rains have accomplished won dera.” George Pegram of Faunsdale, mem ber of the legislature and an unsuc cessful candidate In the last campaign for attorney general, while In Birming ham yesterday declared (hat conditions In Alabama werp Improving. He also eschewed politics. Anti-democrats," he said, "are criti cizing the administration of Mr. "Wil son. But prosperity Is en route in the fall the Secretary of the Treaeury will release many millions of dollars with which to move the crops of the south and west—bumper crops. in all probability, the Interstate commerce commission will permit certain In creases in railroad rates Congrsss will have adjourned, and an opportu nity will be offered the country to ad just Itself to new legislation. I can bmo nothing cave prosperity ahead." A H. Preston, banker of Jasper, who spent yesterday In Birmingham, expects better business conditions In the near future. "Wo had a selge of polities," h« said, "hut that selge Is over. And Ala bama did Itself proudly. We nominated Oscar W. Underwood and we should have lone so. We nominated Charles Hcn lorson for governor. That was a long Mop In the right direction. We are as sured of four years of peace In Alabama. fh-s slate In four years can accomplish wonders. It would be well were Congress lo adjourn. There Is no question but a •essatlon of the grind would put an end ro the period of unrest. The democratic programme Is a good one, and while titers Is general grimacing while the medicine Id being administered, the result of the dose will be tine for the country. 1 look for great prosperity.” Other well known Alabamians who visited Birmingham yesterday and spoke optimistically of condtlons and Indica tions were Dr, T. W. Palmer of Monte vallo, president of the Alabama Girls* Industrial college; Watt T. Brown of Ragland, member of the state senate; Col. R A. Mitchell, Gadsden capitalist, and Horace P, Gibson of Jasper, one of the late naptrnnts In the recent sensational struggle for the post of marshal of the northern district of Alabama. MISSING AVIATOR AND BRIDE SAFE Toledo. June 22.—Aviator Harry M. At wood and bride, supposed to have been Irovvned In T.ake Erie while flying In an ilrboat from .Sandusky to Toledo, jester- - lay during an electrical storm, are safs it Mono, on the lake shore, 12 miles east if Toledo, At f> o'clock Atwood telephoned to Tol edo that his airahlp had been beaten town by the storm to a small Island, Mid that later he made his way to the inalaland In the alrboat, which was un damaged. Atwood did not sav what Island, lie said he expects to continue the journey to Toledo today. Morgan Williams Dead London. June 22.—Morgan Rrnnsby. wil liams, who probably had more to do tnan any other man with the construction of the earlier railroads In the Britinh Isles, died here today. He also planned and built many of the Italian railroads, as well as thousands of miles of Russian line He was horn in 1825 In Wales. —— ■— -»♦•—-—•—— Daniel Lee in Jail Trinidad, Col., June 22.- Daniel Dee, secretary of the miners’ union at Pape town, was plueed In Jail here today in ronnectlon with the killing of nine em ployes of the Rocky Mountain Fuel com pany during a battle with strikers at P'orbes on April 2i*. I>*e was arrested f'esterday at Colorado Springs. IOW FRENCH PEOPLE JURE STOMACH TROUBLE A household remedy of the French eusanlry, consisting of pure vegetable 11, and said to possess wonderful merit \ the treatment of stomach, liver and itestinal troubles, has been Introduced i this country by George H. Mayr, who jr twenty years has been one of th# •adlng downtown druggists of Chicago, nd who himself was cured by Its use. l> quick and effective is Its action that single dose is usually enough to bring ronounced relief In the moat stubborn ises, and many people who have tried declare they never heard of anything * > produce such remarkable result# In > short a time. It Is known as Mayr'# Wonderful Stomach Remedy, and can ow be had at almost any drug store. It now sold here by Eugene Jacob#* rug Store. 1904 Second Ave.; Berney owell Drug Co., Enaley.