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% ; SUES TO 1 [HE FEDERAI OISE f Jackson, Miss., Bank Seeks to Recover Income Tax Paid on County Taxes r* Bolt to test the constitutionality of -the federal excise and revenue law was filed yesterday In the office of Charles A. Allison, clerk of the United States court, by the First National bank of Jackson, Miss., In which J. D. McNeel, collector of Internal revenue, Is made the defendant. The compalnt alleges that the bank In making Its settle ment w-lth T. S. Wright, former col lector of Internal revenue. deducted from Its gross Income the amount paid out for state, county and municipal taxes, amounting to $6034.54. It further alleges that T. S. Wright forced the payment of excise and rev [ enue tax on the above amount which l the plaintiff paid under protest. The amount collected was $60.36. The bank made application to J. D. McNeel for a ! refund of said amount alleged to be wrongfully collected, which applica tion was rejected by W. II. Osborn, commissioner of internal revenue. The plaintiff asked that judgment V; for the above amount of $60.35 be ren 1 dered against the above defendant. I Judge Robert N. Bell, United States district attorney, received a copy of 5 the complaint yesterday and stated that in his opinion the amount was lawfully collected and that the United States court had passed on similar cases. It is understood the case has a direct bearing on the income tax law in reference to banks. ATTHETUTWILER X Time Limit for Acceptances > Extended—Mr. Harding Guest of Honor The annual dinner of the Chamber of Commerce will be held at the hotel jTutwller tonight, beginning at 7 ; o'clock. W. P. G. Harding is to be i the guest of honor, and will deliver ■in address on the causes leading up ! to the enactment of the present cur rency law, its workings and its future. The time limit for tickets to the ban quet has been extended until 10 o’clock this morning, and Secretary Radcliff l urges that all members who have not -xBecured their seats to do so without delay. Judge Alvin M. Douglass of the ac quaintance committee of the Chamber of Commerce announced last night that ! his committee would be on the Job i every minute of the time, and would see to it that every new member be >4 came acquainted with everyone whom I lie does not know at the banquet. Palm , beach suits will be the most stylish clothes to wear at the dinner, it is announce^, as it is to be entirely in formal and guests are invited to make themselves at home.” This will be the first big banquet to be held in the banquet hall of the new Tutwller hotel, and the manage ment promises that everything will be In first class condition. CIRCUIT CoijRT JURY CASES COMPLETED The Jury cases for the week were com* fileted yesterday in the county circuit ; courts by Judges C. B. Smith and E. C. 1 (’row, thus completing the term and leav ing the courthouse * without jury cases on the dockets for the first time in about nine months. The jury cases have been completed ' , In the several other courts for the past few days and recess for the summer 1 will be taken at the end of the week. . CONCERNING CLEANJJVING ^Modern Sanitation is a Growing Good .No man or woman can perform full #uty to themselves or to others unless they keep themselves clean within. An upset liver or sluggish kidneys # Will spoil your work and worth. '• Regularly take Carswell's Llvrr-Ald, •nd you will be a new being in climate, for It will cleanse your system as soap will cleanse your hands. Carswell's LIver-Ald takes the place of calomel—takes Its place excepting In the after effects. It gently acts right now on the liver / gad kidneys and eliminates the poisons * ,'jld accumulations. ♦* Results—Internal cleanliness and by ■leans of a pure vegetablelcompound. No danger, no discomfort. On sale at Qunn Drug Co., 3d Ava. and 20th St., an^ Gunn’s, Pharmacy, In EO-cent bottles. Purchase price re funded In full If you wish It. But yoi^ iwont, whan you try this scientific ram iada. Ill MORE LIMITED TRAINS WILL BE PUT ON SOON BY L. & N. Will Then Have Eight Fast Trains in Operations Through Birmingham DOUBLE TRACK IS NOW COMPLETED j Will Be Put in Operation September 1 After Tunnel at Blount Springs Is Completed—Preparing for Winter Rush ✓ By CLYDE W. ENMS In view of the Increasing traffic through Birmingham and this city's In dividual importance as a traffic cen ter. it is announced unofficially that the Louisville and Nashville will in augurate two additional passenger trains through Birmingham. When that is done the Louisville and Nashville will have in operation througn this city eight fast passenger trains in ad dition to the score or more local trains that ply in and out of this city daily. The Louisville and Nashville man agement expects, it is believed, that the traffic Immediately after the end of summer will be very great. The pas senger trains will, it is contemplated, handle a great volume of passenger traffic en route to the Panama exposi tion In San Francisco as well as busi ness originating from tile main line on route to Intermediary points. On ac count of the fact that all of the lines expect heavy business in the passenger departments next year this contem plated step of the Louisville and Nash ville is expected to be followed by an nouncements from other lines of addi tional trains through Birmingham lo take care of the expected rush of busi ness. The Louisville and Nashville now serves its patrons south and north with extremely frequent service and witn two more trains even the service now rendered by that line will be greatly enhanced. It has often been said that a person from Birmingham could se cure a train to Montgomery over the Louisville and Nashville almost with the frequency of street car transporta tion in town. Double Track Completed The new' service will not be started by the Louisville and Nashville until the double track north of Birmingham is in use. It was anounced yesterday that all of the double track is com pleted. Service will be possible over every inch of it after September 1. The Louisville and Nashville Is now using the double track from Boyles to Blount Springs while the line is being used entirely from Blount Springs north to Decatur. This has been the case for several days. However, at Blount Springs the line has been laid almost on top of the mountain, and it has been necessary to construct a tun nel of unusual length to get through that mountain. The Louisville and Nashville has as a consequence been delayed In getting all of the double track, though completed, in operation. It is stated that the tunnel w'lll be finished soon, and through service w>ll be attained about September 1. In connection with the double track work of the Louisville and Nashville it is stated that the line north of Decatur to Nashville will be completed and placed in operation July 15. That line operates to a point north of Nash ville, and when opened Birmingham and Nashville will be llnged together witli u double track system the longest of any between two points in the south. With the Nashville division open, the Louisville and Nashville will have a double track from Calera to a point north of Nashville. It is planned by the Louisville and Nashville to dou ble track into Louisville on tile nortli and to Montgomery and perhaps New Orleans on the south. Tills will re quire a few years to work out. Tilt statement was made yesterday that the practical completlbn of this task, which haB required three yeurs and cost $15,000,000 will not serve to materially reduce schedules until the new track is well settled and becomes firm. After that it is said that the schedules between this city and the north will be greatly shortened both as to passenger and freight trains, it is obviously true that with through double tracks the operation of trains will be much safer and can be accom plished with greater speed than if the system was single truck as at this time. Heavy Grades Eliminated The Louisville and Nashville, it Is stated, will be in a position to dis pense with the double header pas senger and freight trains when all of the new track is In operation. As It is now, it frequently happens 'that two engines are required to handle one train on account of the heavy grades between this city and Decatur. That one proposition was a rather serious handicap to fast schedule and was one of the facts that was emphasized when the management started out with the double track plans. The man agement desired to eliminate the heavy grades and thus place the operations of a more efficient basis. With two additional passenger trains operating through from Louisville to Birmingham and in addition to the re duced schedules, the Louisville and Nashville operations will be of even greater importance to Birmingham than at the present time. The new trains will be arranged at hours which will be very convenient to this com munity. The company now operates trains during the day hours and early at night on schedules that have proven satisfactory. The new trains will pos sibly be operated before midnight for the Bouth and probably at an early morning hour northbound. With a northbound train about S o'clock ev ery morning having Pennsylvania con nections at Cincinnati, the Louisville and Nashville could materially strengthen its eastern position, while a train operating through here about the same time as the Queen and Cres cent limited for New Qrleans at night woul<rcertalB!y prove a source of keen competition for travel from the north and from Birmingham to New Orleans. . With the new trains to be given Bir mingham by the Louisville and Nash ville, the position of Birmingham as a central point in railroad connections and service will he signally enhanced and it will be easier than ever for per sons desiring to visit Birmingham to do so with every accommodation in train service. It is believed that the Louisville and Nashville management will make an official statement within a short time In referenced to the new passen ger service. Merchants Reiterate Determination To Fight Tax On Solvent Credits General Meeting Held at Chamber of Commerce Yesterday Under Auspices of Board of Trade—Urge Firms to With hold Assessments and Await the Result of Fight Representatives of practically every line of business in the Birmingham district met yesterday afternoon at the auditorium of the Chamber of Commerce for the pur pose of discussing ways and means of fighting the' efforts of Back Tax Com missioner J. V. Allen to collect taxes on solvent credits. The crowd overflowed the auditorium. It was the unanimous sense of the meeting that the matter would be fought to the end, and every one present pledged his money, time and ideas to the fight. A resolution w’as adopted calling upon all who had even thought of making their assessments to hold up the matter until it had been carried to the courts. It was pointed out that the merchants of Bir mingham and the outlying district wrere not complainers, and that they would not object to ‘'legitimate taxation.” but that they considered the taxing of solvent chedits an imposition and an injustice. The meeting was held at the instance of the Board of Trade, the executive coun cil of which met with other interested persons Wednesday afternoon and decided to call a general meeting. Committees were appointed and given full power to act Immediately in a manner to be decided by them to prevent the taxation. The best legal talent will be secured, and the least of the whole proposition is the money question. Every one present announced his willingness to bear his pro rata share of the expense and the matter will be fought In the courts to the last ditch. R. W. Ewing is general chairman of the committee. The Board of Trade commit tee is as follows: J. D. Collins, chair man; M. V. Joseph, J. D. Moore, George Blinn, Jr., J. Mercer Barnett. J. N. Rose, J. F. Rushton. The committee of the Merchants' Protective association is: W. A. Spencer and J- W. O’Neill; from the Merchants' and Manufacturers’ associa tion, H. W. Lee and R. A. Porter; from the Birmingham Retail Furniture Dealers’ association, R. N. Wheeler and E. F. Mor gan; from th^ Birmingham Metal Manu facturers’ association. Dr. R. W. Boland and W. F. Thornton. These committees will meet ibis aft ernoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Chamber of Commerce to discuss the matter. In addition to Attorney R. V. Evans, of the Board of Trade other counsel will be secured and an active fight im mediately will be started. The time limit for making the assessments on solvent credits demand by Commission er Allen is June 30. It was pointed out In the meeting yesterday that Mr. Allen would have to get out his cita tions to the merchants who refused to file the assessments and that protests cculd then be filed by the merchants. This, it was pointed out. will take more than a week and would give the at torneys time to marshal their facts and stop the proceedings. Attorney J. F. Rice was asked to make a statement and said that Bir mingham and Jefferson county already were in a deplorable condition from the standpoint of taxation and that it was worth a good fight in this in stance. George A. Bllnn made the formal motion that it be declared the sense of the meeting that the merchants of Birmingham “do contest and protest against the solvent credits taxation, ' and the motion was carried amid great applause. There were present representatives of merchants and business men from Bessemer, Wylam. Enslev, Pratt City, Fairfield, Avondale, Woodlawn and East Hake. Many manufacturers were among those present and the meeting was unanimous that the matter should he fought to the end. It was pointed out by several speak ers that many of the smaller credit men would be so hard hit by the sol vent credit taxation that they would be forced out of business, and that many of the larger firms would be compelled to skimp for months to cover the hole made in their finances. One prominent merchant stated that unless this taxation was stopped it would he the means of driving away industry, would throw a large percent age of small firms into bankruptcy nnd work an immense hardship upon larger concerns. He said the Board of Trade and other civic organizations would be seriously handicapped in their efforts to upbuild the city and snld the fight should be vigorously and immediately pressed to the courts. Gift to Harding as Token of Their High Regard for Him The officers and employes of the FlrHt National bank presented to W. P. G. Harding yesterday a silver lov ing cup as a token of their esteem and regard for their retiring chief whose resignation was accepted at the meet ing Wednesday. The presentation was made by President J. H. Barr. Mr. Barr, in his short talk to Mr. Harding on behalf of the employes, told of the regard In which he was held by the men with whom lie had labored to make the First National the great Institution that it is. Mr. BRrr told Mr. Harding how great the employes considered his ability and said It was with the sincerest regrets that they found themselves about to part with him. Mr. Harding was even more touched by the remembrance of the "boys" than by the token of esteem given him by the directors and stockholders Wed nesday. He feelingly responded and made a short talk to the employes along those lines that were suggested by the personal and dally contact of recipient and givers. The cup Is of sterling silver. It is something over three feet high and is appropriately engraved. "Look here. Jim, I’ve got an unpleasant duty to perform." "What’s that?” asked Commissioner Weatherly yesterday afternoon as he stood In Judge line’s office Just at the close of a conference between the two commissioners. Judge Lane looked on the floor and shook Ills head from side to side as solemn as an Indian. He studied the toe of his shoe and Mr. Weatherly began to get a little worried. He didn’t know whether the Judge was going to tell him his house had burned down or whether the city treasury (?) had been robbed. “I bate to broach a subject li^e this," proceeded Judge Lane, In long and even tones, "but I feel that I should warn you.” . "Yes, yes," said Commissioner Weath erly and he got up real close to the Judge and stoopd over. The Judge cleared his throat and Mr. Weatherly shivered. "There’s two fellows who are working mighty hard against you,” said Judge Lane. "They are doing everything they can to hurt you in your race for com missioner and I thought I’d tell you about It so you could watch out for them.” “Ye-e-e-es." "They’re mighty active, both of them, and they’re going to take some votes away from you if you don’t watch out." "Who are they?" “Dr. Lovelady and Harry Jones!” shout ed the Judge. And then they both had a good laugh. To Improve Expression As Well As Complexion No face is really beautiful that lacks expression. Do you realize that con tinual use of powders and creams tends to spoil pliancy of skin and elasticity of expression? Why not quit cosmotics. use something better, which won't clog the pores or make the skin dry, pasty or oily? Ordinary mercollzed wax acts quite differently from any cosmetic. It wonderfully Improves uny complexion, giving it life and expression. By grad ually, harmlessly peeling off the thin veil of surface skin. It brings to view a pure, soft, spotless complexion, delicate ly beautiful and youthful. Every drug gist has this wax; It Is seldom more than an ounce is needed. ' It is spread on nightly like cold cream and washed off mornings. In a week or two the transformation Is complete. Wrinkles do not or course enhance the expression. Neither do the pasty things many use to eradicate them. A treatment free from all objection is made by dissolving 1 os. powdered sax ollte In H pint witch hazel; use as a wash lotion. This soon removes even the most obstinate wrinkles. NEW CLUBHOUSE FOR ROEBUCK IN SIGHT --■■■ But Fifty More New Mem bers Are to Be Obtained Having for some months entertained an ambition of witnessing the beginning of the main Roebuck Springs club building during his administration, Robert A. Brown, president of that club, proposes to redouble his efforts and close up the membership list within a few days. With a membership committee to aid him, and with a severe penalty attached to the ap pearance of any members of that com mittee without a new member daily, Mr. Brown has been able during the past few weeks to secure over 200 members of the club. The president and his directors and the members of his committee desire that number increased to 260. That number will be secured during the next few days, it is believed, and W. W. Crawford, presi dent of the American Trust and Savings bank, has promised to finance the $76,000 clubhouse Boon thereafter. Mr. Brown has been president of the Roebuck club for several months and has worked faith fully and unceasingly for the Institution. He hopes to get the main building fi nanced if not erected under his adminis tration. The memberships in the Roebuck club are in the shape of certificates which con vey to the holder not only a life member ship, but also a participating interest in the value of the building and grounds. The building at Roebuck now being used as the clubhouse Is in truth the locker rooms and bathhouse of the club. It faces the swimming pool, is a delightful retreat and Is especially attractive now'. Later on, or, that is, when President Brown secures about 50 more members, the main building will be begun. It will 1 be located on the knjll overlooking the golf links, which are said to be the best ( In the south, and will be reached by the stone steps leading up from the swimming < pool and locker room, which, as stated, is now being used for the clubhouse. Wil- ' 11am C. Weston, the architect, has al- , ready arranged the plans for the new building and it is said there only remains 1 the task of procuring the additional mem bers before Mr. Crawford will finance the , new building. . “The new building will be financed in 1 less than six months,” said Mr. Craw ford. “We have agreed that it will be launched w'hen the membership reaches , 250. President Brown of the Roebuck , club has, with the assistance of his com- 1 mittee, secured over 200, so it appears that the financing of the new building will be a matter of only a short time. The golf links at Roebuck have entailed a very heavy expenditure. However, we have arranged there the greatest 18-hole i golf course in the south.. 1 have heard this opinion given by men who are even greater devotees of the game than our ' own Birmingham players.” In connection with the proposed new building for Roebuck, President Brown authorized the announcement yesterday that Alexander Alciatore of New Orleans 1 has been made secretary. He la one of three brothers In New Orleans famous as operators of fine restaurants. He will be In active charge of the club and will, strive to render the same character of • service at Roebuck that has made the “Antoine” and “Louisiana” famous in New Orleans. Mr. Alciatore is a brother, of the owners of the “Antoine” and the | “Louisiane.” In addition to Mr. Alciatore i the Roebuck officials have secured as chef, Alex Camors. Woman Swallows Laudanum According to a police report a woman named May Parks attempted suicide yes terday afternoon, about 4:30 o'clock, at the Louisville and Nashville hotel on South Twentieth street by swallowing laudanum. The woman was removed to the Hillman hospital Ip Warner & Smiley's ambulance and later removed to the city Jail. About 6 o’clock last night after an examination at the jail by Dr. McCrossin, the Parks woman was again ordered removed to the Hillman hospital, and It is now stated that she is hi a very serious condition. The police department is investigating the case. GENERAL MEETING AT TUTWILER TODAY j Shook Names Advisory Com mittee of 100 in Fight for University DR. LAMAR SPEAKS AT FIRST LUNCHEON Came From Nashville in Response to Invitation—Says That Church Is Not Planning Anything Small. To Meet Daily Today at 1 o'clock at the Hotel Tut wiler the central committee on the campaign for a $1,000,000 fund for the purpose of securing the Methodist uni versity here, will meet with the three committeemen from each of the 12 dis tricts. These committeemen will be named by President Paschal G. Shook and will be reached by telephone and personal letter and urged to be pres ent. It will be their duty to select the team captains in the several dis tricts, the captains selecting the woi kers. The first luncheon was held at the Tutwiler yesterday with practically every member of the central commit tee present. Dr. A. J. Lamar, member of the univerBiy commission of the Methodist church, was present by in vitation and delivered an address. He outlined the advantages to be gained by the establishment of the university In a city and said that at least 100 acres of land should be given and about $1,000,000 in actual money. He told something of the. character of the Institution to be established and said it would be something of which the entire south would be proud. It Is the intention of the central committee to have a meeting of all the committees every day for the pur pose of comparing notes and to stim ulate interest In the campaign. Names Advisory Committee President Shook yesterday named a citizens’ committee^ of 100 to act in an advisory capacity to the central com mittee. Its personnel la as follows: Morris Adler, Dr. Felix 1. Tarrant, W. 0. Adams, B. M. Allen, H. L. Badham, Edwin Ball. J. H. Barr. R. H. Baugh, 1. C. Beatty, Colman Blach, George A. Blinn, Jr., Sydney J. Bowie, James Bow ron, Lee C. Bradley, VV. P. Brewer, W. s. Brown, R. D. Burnett, Borden Burr, Morris Bush. E. H. Cabaniss, J. M. ’aidwell, Louis V. Clark, H. W. Cof Lin, B. B. Comer. VV . M. Cosby, Frank IL Orockard, J. P. H. DeWindt, J. VV. Donnelly, D. M. Drennen, Samuel Earle, li. A. Elkourle, G. F. Knslen, E. F. Ens len, John Eubank, Culpepper Kxum. C. T. Fairbairn, Eugene Fles, John H. Frye, A. L. Fulenwider, R. M. Goodall, W. H. Graves, Henry B. Gray, VV. P. 3. Harding, (I. VV. Marsh. VV. H. Has jinger, Dr. Wyatt Heflin, F. M. Jack son. Solon Jacobs. \V. D. Jelks. Rob rt Jeinisoii. Sr.. VV. H. Kettig, J. D Kirkpatrick. VV. B. Leady, John Lon lon, A. B. Loveman, George B. Mc Cormack, R. P. MyDavkl. J. R. Me Wane, J. O. Maben. Jr.. VV'. N. Malone, IV. Mudd Martin, Richard VV Massey, )tto Marx. H. L. Milner, J. VV. Minor, T. H. Molton, G. M. Morrow, Hugh Mor ow, Zac Nabors. Frank Nelson, Jr.. M. P. Northington, .T. C. Patterson. Dr. J. hi. Phillips, L. Pizitz. Erskint; llum.say, David Roberts. P. J. Roberts. J. F. Rushton, H. C. Ryding, Louis Saks, J. hi Shelby, J. VV. Sibley, H. U. Sims, A. IV. Smith. Leo K. Steiner. E. A. Ter •ell, John P. Tillman, Priestly Toul nin, Oscar C. Turner, E. M. Tutwiler, I ml go VV. H. Walker, George B. Ward, 1 D. Weakley. Felton Wimberly, Dr. Cunningham Wilson. Sterling A. Wood. I H. Woodward, J. W. Worthington ind 1. F. Young. Shook Outlines Plan of Work President Shook yesterday outlined 1 :he plan of work for the committees yesterday, saying that every man in Birmingham and Jefferson county must solicited. "We cannot compel a man :o contribute,” said Mr. Shook, "but ve can and will give him an oppor :unity of doing so. "The more I think of the proposi tion of securing $1,000,000 for the uni versity the larger the undertaking ap pears to me. It Is the largest thing [ have ever tackled and for this rea ion T feel that I must give all that is n me to the work. It will mean more 'or Birmingham Than anything we have ' »ver tried to secure. T shall devote all >f my time to the campaign for the text 30 days, regardless of business. ,Ve simply must secure this fund and iverybody will have to help.” Those present at the lunch yester- , lay were: Webb W. Crawford, Dr. J. ( V. Johnson, M. V. Joseph, R. S. Mun :er, W. fl. Stallings, Dr. L. C. Brans- J •omb. Dr. J. D. Simpson, Dr. A. J. La- ' oar of Nashville. J. J. Smith, J. D. doore, J. W. McQueen, Crawford John ton, John L. Kaul. Robert Jemlson. Jr.. William C. Radcliffe. P. G. Shook. Dr. Lamar was questioned by several »f those present following his address. Dr. f. D. Simpson, president of Birmingham •ollege, amended a statement In Dr. La nar’s speech, in which he said that a •ertain college bad advertised as an in lucement that a boy could be sent hrough school for $300 a year. Dr. Simp ton said that It had cost him approx- , mat el y $600 a year to send his boy , hrough the university and that he ] bought that a very low figure. i Following the address, President Shook) attended to Dr. Lamar the thanks of he committee for bis kindness In re ipondlng to the Invitation, which was ex ended over the long distance telephone. Dr. Lamar’s address in full was as fol- I ows: Dr. Lamar Makes Address "What sort of a university is it that ve propose to establish? r would state hat the unanimous opinion of the com nlssion as we discussed that question was hat It must be equal to anything in the (Continued on Face Bight) _ J J ■ ] The Pood-Drink for all AgH Rich milk, malted grain, in powder form. For infanta,invalids and growing children. Pure nutrition, upbuilding tha whole body, i Invigorates nursing mothers and tha aged! More healthful than tea or coffee! Takanoaohstftote. Ask far HOttUCK'S I H! This inside circle is vvSk ii' iJ! three inches wide. Yy& m ^ust the diameter of one of the \VH0R 1—UuTPrll 24 holts that lock this door. 11 f|| Hvl Why so thick? Burglars. Wrtat llm JjJJjff p4 11 sort of locks have you? Use ■ * these for your valuables. A l^Vv ^ear costs *ess than a “good” JPJJJ .il^mNTRUSTilSAVINGM OFFICIALS OF A. G. S. i Andrews Presides at Meet ing: Attended by Forty Officials W. S. Andrew's, general superintendent of transportation for the Queen and Cres cent railroad, presided at a meeting of the stafr of Alabama Great Southern of ficials here yesterday. The meeting was held in the offices of W. J. Edwards, superintendent of the Alabama Great Southern, and was attended by about 40 officials. The meeting was attended by employes from Chattanooga, and all sta tions practically to Meridian. The of ficials discussed railroad matters of gen eral interest to the operators of the Alabama Great Southern line. "Bi]£nlnghas done no greater tiling in recent years than to secure the Tutwiler hotel.” said Mr. Andrews. "I was kind ly shown over the place yesterday by Leslie Fairchild, assistant manager, and l was simply astonished over the won derful equipment and the beauty of the Tutwiler. It In u better hotel than any city on our lines, and Ib as good as any 1 have ever seen In tills country. '‘Birmingham does not need rne to say that a new' hotel has been badly needed here In keeping with the progress of this community. Everyone, I take it, has known thut for sometime. That can never be said again. 1 believe the Tut wiler and the smaller hotels here will prove adequate for your needs for at least 20 years, and that is sometime off. I am greatly pleased with the Tutwiler. I Hm interested in Birmingham as are till of our officers. This city is one of our greatest points, and I am gtau to note the completion of any hotel or any enterprise that helps Birmingham achieve greatness and prove further that this is the town.” Mr. Andrews said that he did not have tmy advices on the letting of contracts tor the new double track on the Alabama Gloat Southern, lie said that the engi neering forces of the Southern were at work on the plans and \i bile he hud no idvice, yet it whs understood thut some innouncement would he forthcoming loon. i Mr. Andrews was occupying official :ur 98 of the Queen and Crescent, which ivas attached to the New Orleans limited ast night for the north. GREENE SUSTAINS DEMURRER Blackmail Charge Against Howie and Brown Thrown Out of Court The blackmail chaise asalnst Jerome 3. Brown and Gordon Howie, publishers >f a weekly newspuper, was thrown out >f court yesterday w'hen Judge Greene lustained a demurrer of tlie defendants* ittorneys, claiming the wurrants in the •ase were not properly drawn. It is probable new papers will be drawn and the caHe will come up later. Brown und Howie are charged with biackmuil by an Italian saloonkeeuer of Pratt City, Tony Schilici, who alleges that they told him that Ills saloon vvus .•loser to a church than the law allowed, ind that unless he paid a certain amount >f money to them they would publish the ’act in their newspaper. Suits Filed The Bessemer Coal. Iron and Land ompany filed suit aguinst the direct >rs of the disorganized South Hlgh unds Development company, Inc., yes erday for $r>0,000 damages, the dl- : ectors named In the suit being J. T. Rokely, Stephen Smith and G. F. irazelton. The suit is based on an al eg^d land deal in which the Besse ner company claims it purchased 110 lores of land from the defendunt be leving that it was unincumbered, but hat later it was discovered u mort gage was held on the lund by R. H. Bannister. Jack Tinsley filed suit yesterday tgainst the Woodward Iron company, ilaimlng $2999 damages for alleged lersonal injuries while In the employ >f the company. Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were 'esterday recorded in the office of the u-obate Judge: J. W. Smith, Cordova, to Miss Jessie lendon Hutto. Thomas Brassed, Wylam, to Miss Ruby kelson. D. R. Williams to Miss Helen Robertson. M. G. Robertson, Bessemer, to Miss Beatrice Moyer. Russian M. Wallace. Blocton, to Miss Aartha Elizabeth Bone. Santo Rushino, Ensiey, to Miss Tito iushlno. Charles Hughes, Fairfield, to Miss Joan roung. Real Estate Transfers The following real estate transfers were •esterday recorded In the office of the irobate Judge: *10,000— Madeline W. Kelley to J. W. look, lot 4. In block 864, Birmingham tealty company's addition No. 1. *2300—W. L. Phillips to S. W. Boles, lot , block 1. Nowlin's addition to Inglenook. *10,000-Madeline W. Kelley to J. W. ,'ooke, lot 18, block 832, city of Blrmlng lam. * *6000—O. A. Adams to M. K. Gillette and 3. C. Glllett, lot 82, Behren's addition to he city of Birmingham. *10,000—George W. Stewart to Jessie Lee itewart, lots 12, 13 and 14. block 2, survey if E. T. Field’s second addition to Ensiey. *3700—J. A. Williams to Effle N. Lyle, l lot 40x133 In Inex B. Jones’ survey. WEATHERLY PLEASED AT HEALTH REPORT Says I)r. Cunningham's Rec ommendations Will Be Eventually Carried Out "I ant pleased with the report Just made by Dr R. M. Cunningham, city health officer," said Commissioner James Weatherly yesterday, "and in time l believe that everyone of Dr. Cun ningham’s recommendations will be car ried out. "I intend to look into his recommenda tions regarding dry closets, or rather, sanitary service connections, at once. Ills suggestion that these service connec tions be made by the city in all case* where the property owner cannot afford to have it done and the cost then assess ed against the property owner, giving him eight or 10 years to pay It in, just like street assessments, is a very good one, and will solve the dry closet problem if it is legal. "The great trouble in getting sanitary service Into many residences which have been using dry closets is the branch con nection from the main into the house, md the plumbing installments. The cost of the sewer proper in the street is usu ally small compared with this latter, for * then the plumber gets the property hold er into his hands and only money talks. Now, if we can do that for the property holder and let contracts for largo amounts of work at a time, we can get it done at a reasonable cost and allow the property holder to pay for it in regular installments just like he would pay a street assessment. "It may be surprising for some people to learn that since this city commission bus been in office we have constructed somewhere between 775 and 100 miles of sanitary sewers. The number of dry closets in Birmingham have been reduced by more than one-third since we came into office, and if by Dr. Cunning ham‘ft. plan we can connect up everybody along A the sanitary sewers already built there will be a great many more dry closets disappear in the near future. "Dr. Cunningham Is doing a fine \vor*kv lust what we put him there for. Mo is * i big man professionally and has a grasp >f things of this kind which many men lave not. Tils work for the city Is going o be of tremendous value for many a leoade to come.” M’CROSSIN NAMED RECEIVER Vill Operate Metropolitan Hotel aa a Going Concern Judge TC H. Dryer, referee in hank uptcy, yesterday named W. P. Mo >ossln as receiver for the New Met opolitan Hotel company, voluntary ankrupts, and authorised Receiver dcCrossin to operate the hotel us a go ng concern; Judge McCrossln's bond was set at M 0,000 and It Is said he will take charge of the bankrupt property at >nce. The hotel company filed a voluntary petition in bankruptcy Wednesday* giving Its assets ut about $15,000 and ts liabilities at about $23,000. Incorporations The following certificates of Incorpor ation were yesterday recorded In the of fice of the probate Judge $0000— Birmingham Bonn company; of ficers, Corlnne Rich, president; Joseph filch, vice president; M. Brad mas. sec re ary and treeasurer, and A. P. Rich, gen *ral manager. $1000--Deeds Bight and Power company; if fleers, Thomas W. Martin, president; W. R. Boyd, vice president, and Wiley Mford, secretary and treasurer. FACE BROKE OUT ___ Spread All Up in Hair, Would Scratch Face and Tear Piece* Out. Ear Almost Came Off. 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Itching, irritated icalps with dry, thin and falling hair, aa veil As for irritations and chadagi of tn fancy and for all purposes of the toilet, bath, ind nursery. Cuticura Soap 25c. and Cuti 'ura Ointment 50c. are sold everywhere. Liberal sample of eacli mailed free, with 12-p. Skin Book. Address pest-card "Cult* rura. Dept. T. Boston." tfMea who shave and shampoo with Co ra Soap will hud it best for skin and scalp.