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' Has a record for couserva-1 five and successful banking ; -r-it cordially invites YOUR CHECKING AC ! COUNT, large or small, as ; suring you a prompt and ef ficient service. If we haven’t your ac quaintance, today is the time for us to know each other. Our Capital $1,500,000 Our Surplus $1,500,000 The First National Bank ♦ per cent Interest on savings, Compounded Quarterly \ OF TARRANT CITY Land Company Entertains At Watermelon Cutting. Green Makes Address Several hundred people visited Tar t.mt City yesterday afternoon to at tend the celebration of the comple tion of the extension of the Birming ham Railway, Right and Power com pany car line to that point. The vis itors were shown over the industrial plants, that of the National Cast Iron Pipe company attracting much atten tion. <\ M. Creen, resident manager, made an address of welcome to ttye Visitors after which an old fashioned watermelon cutting wus much enjoyed. The Birmingham Railway, Right and Lower comfpany rendered excellent ser vice in handling the crowd and every one seemed to thoroughly enjoy the oc casion. The development of Tarrant City has been remarkable for with the erection of the big pipe works came the building of a city in a few short Mnonths. Its streets are graded and "cement sidewalks are everywhere. A sanitary sewer system has been es tablished and electric lights and tele phone Service installed. The citizens of Tarrant City gave en thusiastic support to the proposition to erect the county high school and contributed liberally to the site which v as selected, by the high school com mission close to the growing city. With the advent of the street railroad con looting it with every section of the city and district it is expected that the growth of the city will be even more rapid. | —•— FILED BY THE CITY City Seeking Possession of Property Bought At As sessment Sale Fourteen ejectment suits were filed Yesterday' in the city court by the city of Birmingham In which it seeks pos session of certain pieces of property hat it had bought In at a sale for failure to pay improvement assess ments. The city further claims the sum of $500 for the detention thereof. In these cases the property owners had failed or refused to pay the assess ments leyied by the city for street, sidewalk or other Improvements. The city attorney was Instructed by the city commissioners to enforce the col lection of the assessments and the property was advertised for sale and bought in by the city for tlje amount due foi improvements. The complaint alleges that the plain tiff seeks to recover possession of cer tain tracts of land, describing each of property, which the defend unlawfully withholds Stilts were filed against the follow ing persons: .1. C. Muben, Jr., Birming ham: YV. C. Lunsford, Birmingham; \V. It. VY'aldman. Avondale; John P. Ab bott. Birmingham: J. M. Miller. Bir mingham; (\ L. Allen, East Lake; Kir ly Smith. Birmingham: F. W. Greer, East Lake; A. (). ("lough, East Lake; John Irban. East Lake: Mrs. Mary Molded. Birmingham: Mrs. Anson West. I'.irmingham; ,1. E. Penny, Birmingham . Andrew Tedeski, Birmingham. Real Estate Transfers The following real estate transfers Miicre yesterday recorded In the office the probate judge: $1920—Brennen and Henderson Ex ploitation company to J. D. Kirkpat rick. lot 24. in bloek 21, of the survey Of the Central Park Land company. $2500—W. R. Stewart to Elia Botrall, lot 6, in block 32 "C," ninth additipn to Ensley Land company. $3000—S. T. Stephens to Richard N. Ames, lot 6. in block 1. Woodlawn. $5100—John G. Cooke to C. O. dag gers, lot 9, 1 n block 2, Magnolia Heights' addition to Birmingham. $9000—Mrs. Jennie Lee Haggard to iL Turk and Sue S. Turk, each an livided half Interest in the following perty: Part of lots 7 and 8, in block . Birmingham. • low to Lose Your Tan, Freckles or Wrinkles \ day's motoring, an afternoon on the inis ground or golf links, a sunbath the beach or exposure on a sea trip, en brings on a deep tan or vivid crim i or, more perplexing still, a vigorous •p of freckles. A very necessary thing •n Is mercollxed wax, which removes i, redness or freckles quite easily. It 'rally peels off the affected skin— it a little at a time, so there’s no hurt Injury. As the skin comes off in al st invisible flaky particles, no trace the treatment is shown. Get an ounce mercolfzed wax at your druggist's :1 use this nightly as you'would cold *am. washing it off mornings. In a ek‘ or so you will have an entirely iv skin, beautifully clear, tranparent i of a most delicate whiteness. A rlnkles, apt to form at this sea », may be easily and quickly removed bathing (he face in a solution of tvdered saxollte, 1 ox., dissolved in tch hazel, u, pt. This is not only a uable astringent, but has a beneficial is effect also. - Attitude Toward Brming ham Much More Friendly Than Heretofore—Let ter Is Received Officials of the Southeastern I’nder writers’ association have taken a much more friendly view toward Birmingham, it was stated yesterday by civic society officials following receipt of a letter from officials of the underwriters' association, and hopes for a suspension or annullment of the recent 15 per cent raise in fire insurance rates in this city are Increas ing. Through letters addressed to both Presi dent Ward of the city commission and Secretary W. C. Radcliffe of the Cham ber of Commerce, it was learned yes terday that the underwriters have ap pointed a special committee of three mem bers of the executive committee to look into the Birmingham situation and this special committee has delegated the ex pert engineers of the association to come to Birmingham and make an expert in vestigation. The special committee named, to look into Birmingham complaint is W. R. Prescott, chairman; Milton Dargan and R. N. Hughs. The letters received yes terday were from Chairman Prescott of Atlanta. It is given in full below. Secretary Radcliffe replied to Mr. Pres cott, stating that the Birmingham civic organizations would be glad to co-operate and confer with his committee and with the expert engineers when they come here, but again insisting that in the mean time the guise of 16 per cent in rates be suspended until negotiations are con cluded. The Board of Trade insurance commit tee met yesterday and#Jiscussed the situ ation. Chairman A. W. B. Johnson pre sided. President KWlng was present. Data on conditions in Birmingham and and other cities which has been gathered up until this time was presented and discussed. A report of the underwriters' association, issuer? May 28. 1914, by a com mittee on statistics, has been secured, and it shows that in 1913 there were some fire loss was over $5 per capita. Hil ton and other large places, where the lore loss was over $6 per capita. Bir mingham was not in the list, although in previous years in 1912, she stood twenty second on this list, and »n 1911 stood thir ty-second, showing the conditions in Bir mingham had improved In 1913 over previ ous years. I. F. Young, .1. D. Collins and Secretary Radcliffe were appointed as a special committee to co-operate with the city government in the fire insurance fight and this committee expects to confer with the city commissioners in the near future. The letter from Mr. Prescott of the un derwriters' association. Is as follows: “Atlanta. Ga.. August 5. 1914. “Hon. George B. Ward. President Board of Commissioners. Birmingham: "Dear Sir—Your favor of the 1st in stant. addressed to Mr. ,T. S. Raine, secretary, has been referred to W. H. Pescott, Milton Dargan and R. N. Hughs as a committee from the executive committee on Birmingham conditions. In reply, we beg to advise that at present the experts'from our engineer ing department whom we intend to send to Birmingham are on their va cation, but we can probably arrange to have them reach Birmingham In aoout 10 days, possibly two weeks. Doubtless it will require this length of time for you to make satisfactory arrangements for the appointment of youi committee, and we therefore hope that the suggested time for a meeting w ill prove satisfactory to you. "We have received a letter from Mr. William C. Radcliffe. secretary of the Board of Trade, indicating that it is the intention of the board to appoint about 15 of its members, who will serve on a committee to meet our en gineers;. also that this committee will be re-enforced by others whom you will appoint. “You will understand, of course, that the engineers whom we intend to send in Birmingham will not have any au thority to make any negotiations in leference to the existing rates and re quirement* of our association, but will simply report to us such data as they may be able to secure as to the pres ent conditions in Birmingham and what change/* or betterments in your fire department. wal,er supply and general conditions may be necessary to reduce the appalling fire waste of your city. “We will instruct our engineers to confer freely with your committee and keep it posted as to whatever facts and conditions may develop and our engi neers w|ll he only too glad to receive fur the guidance and information of our executive committee whatever sug gestions or data they may secure through a full andtfree conference with your committee to the end that our executive committee mar bo in pos session of full information on the en tire situation when it meets the rep i esentatlves of your ritv at some fu t urc dale to be agreed upon. Yours very tmlv, W. It. PRESCOTT. “Chairman. Out of town visitors registered at the Newspaper club yesterday were as fol lows: Walter Hunter. Woodstock; H. E. Montague. Louisville; James R. Courtney, Mobile; L. L. Barnes, Atlanta; A. M. Haring, New York; J. D. Keys, New York; T. N. Sherwood, New York; M. Newberger, Jasper; George M. Carpenter, Nashville; T. E. Marquis, Dora; Thoinat H. Betty, Montgomery; F. A. Butler Louisville; John B. Gallagher. New Or leans; T. M. Fauts, New York; William Melon, Pittsburg; P. Ward, Louisville; W. S. Mall. Atlanta; Ed T. Turner, Chat tanooga; W. Moody, Tuscaloosa; Neal C Johnston. Auburn; R. N. Franklin, Good water; Dr. E. Argo, Goodwater; Macor Jones, New Orleans; John G. Dobbs. New Orleans; C. W\ Johns. Fort Meyers. Fla. C. \V. Lewis, Fort Meyeps, Fla; W. L Kamps, Buffalo; N. Snow, Louisville; A B. Isley, Washington. CONCERT TONIGHT AT CAPITOL PARK * - Memoli’8 band will give a concert ir Capitol park, tonight, beginning at i o'clock. This especially choice prograiumt will be rendered: March, “Onore AlFarte'’ (Delle Cese). Overture, “Merry W’ives of Windsor’ (Nicolai). Grand polonaise. “Mignon" (Thomas). Valse. “Blue Danube" (Strauss). Sextet from "IJUcia" (Donizetti). Sfelection from "Faust" (Gounod). Henry Mason Ware The remains of Henry Mason Ware, the lf-months-old boy of Mr, and Mrs. R. H. Ware, were shipped to Lancaster. Ky., yesterday by the Woodln Jndertaking company. The child died Wednesday at the family residence, 405 North Forty ninth str»et, Woodlawn. I Kendrick Doesn’t Talk Much Or Say Much Either City Engineer Talks About Plans for Municipal Waterworks. Will Make a Report August 15, Although He Hasn’t Begun On It Yet In an interview given out yesterday by City Engineer Julian Kendrick the municipal waterworks problem was definitely settled. Mr. Kendrick lucidly forecasts his plans for an immense mu nicipal waterworks plant for the people of Birmingham, The reporter waited 20 minutes until two visitors ahead of him interviewed the city engineer. When the scribe en tered, Mr. Kendrick was drawing smoke from his briar like an L. & N. switch engine trying to back a box car through a freight house. “Well. Mr. Kendrick, how are you get ting along with the municipal water works plans?" opened the embryo Pu litzer. "Fine!" Lots of smoke. "Plans complete?” "Complete!" More smoke. Something was wrong. It was plain to be seen. “How far are you with your plans?” "I’m not far at all. I haven’t started. How do you expect a man to plan a five million dollar waterworks with some body in here talking to* him all the time?" "Well, where are you going to get your water?” "Don’t know." "Where do you think?” "Haven’t thought.’’ "There are several places you could get it?” "Perhaps." "Of those places, haven’t you some preference?" ^ "Oh. yes." "What is it?" "I’m not giving out preferences. Tf I were to mention some preference I have today some of you newspaper men might disagree with me, and then if 1 changed my mind you’d say you made me change it." "Are there watersheds about here to guarantee enough water for a municipal waterworks for a city as large fcs Bir mingham is and Is to be?" "What''fs a watershed?" countered the city engineer, filling the briar for the »«••••••■••••••••••••*••••••••********************* third time. Not being much up on sheds, the reporter changed the subject. "Would you bring water from the Coosa river?” "Perhahps so.” How much would it cost?" "A whole lot.” "Could you bring it from the War rior?” • Maybe." "Is that the best place to get it?” "t don’t know.' "How long would it take to build a plant?” "Good while.” •\iovv many years?” “Good many years.” "Do you think a munlcipul plant the best thing for the city?” "I’m not in the waterworks fight. ' "Will you recommend that a muni cipal plant be built?" "Don't know.” "Will you make a report on the mat ter August IB?” "Yes, sir." "A final report?” "I don’t know." "Won’t it take you several months to work out sufficient details to enable you to recommend whether or not a plant should be built, and if so, where and how?" "It may and it may not.” "What might happen that it would take you a long or a short time to work out a plan?" "People bothering me all the time.” He didn’t look at the reporter when he said It, though. "Why don’t you shut yourself up and w’ork it out?" "If 1 shut myself up. the first time a newspaper man or a taxpayer came to see me and found the door locked, he’d either kick in a panel or go down to the city commissioners and ask to have me fired." "Well, how are you going to do it?” "T don’t know.' "But you say you are going to do it?” "I’m going to try ” And as the great engineer poured wa ter on the briar to cool it off. the re porter slipped out toward the fresh air, feeling that at last the municipal waterworks problem had been solved. Says Commissioners’ Court Observed Law Strictly in Handling Tax Cases To the Editor of The Age-Herald: Since it has been made to appear by re peated reports of some of the representa tives of the state tax commission that the court of county commissioners of Marengo county have wilfully and delib erately violated the revenue laws as to the assessment of property for taxation, and sli ce the gentlemen officiating in Mont gomery county saw proper to class the coi rt of that county along with Marengo, and citing the two counties in a disgrace ful light, Marengo county officials say that they acted within their duty, that they in all things complied with the law and that their only offense is that they thought, and think now. that they know more about tax matters and property values In Marengo county than the pres ent county tax commissioner or the repre sentatives of the state tax commis sion who have been in Marengo. The offense of the Marengo court was in not admitting their absolute ignorance and accepting without question every sug gestion of the gentlemen who represented the state board and doing without ques tion the things that they demanded. The /act as to Marengo are these: Sec tion 2147 of the code prescribes the duties of the court at the June term, as to the receipt and examination of the books and lists of assessments, and the giving of the notice to the public that the as sessments and books were open for in spection. etc. At this June term Mr. George Cuning h&me, coilnty tax commissioner, and Mr. Blue of the state commission appeared before the court and filed an immense package of assessments against 500 tax payers in which they alleged that there v.as serious undervaluation of property! for taxation. These supplemental assessments were j submitted to the court, each one examined, and such as the court considered true land the property undervalued, the court | ordered that the same be docketed and notice issued to the taxpayer to appear at the July term to show cause why his as-: sessment should not he raised. Such asi the court considered as fully valued it dis missed and refused to put upon the docket. , In this the court feels that it was clearly In the right and within the law. Section 2250 provides that whenever a tux com missioner of any county shall find or it shall otherwise come to his knowledge, that any property lias been assessed at what he considers an undervaluation, he shall make an additional assessment against such property and return the same to the court of county commission ers at the next succeeding term thereof, which court shall hear such commissioner on such undervaluation, and unless they are fully satisfied that sucli undervalua tion does not exist, they shall give notice, try and dispose of such assessment as in other cases of undervaluation. The Marengo court considered every as sessment submitted to them by the coun ty tax commissioner, and the representa tives of the state board sent out to as sist him. and put upon the docket and issued notices and heard at the July term of the court every case of underval uation. They heard the tax commission er as to the other cases, but were of opin ion that in these cases there was no undervaluation and the^ refused to docket them and cite the taxpayer. At the July term the state commission sent Mr. White to represent the board. Mr. White first made a motion that the court reconsider its action taken at the June term refusing to docket and issue notice upon all sthe lists of assessments of undervaluation submitted to fhe court. The court refused the motion, stating that it had examined every one of said assess ments: that it had issued notices and was ready to try such cases as in their opin ion showed undervaluation; that in the other cases they had ruled that no un dervaluation existed and had refused to docket and issue notices 'thereon. Then Mr. White filed a motion made and signed by Mr. George Cunlnghame as a citizen of Marengo county, objecting to 600 or 700 assessments made by Marengo county taxpayers, and demanding that the court docket each assessment, issue notices and hear these cases. To this motion was at tached each and every assessment made by Mr. Cunlnghame as county tax com missioner and submitted by him to the court and by them, as stated above, ex amined and refused as not showing ai^ undervaluation. The court again refund this motion saying that It had passed upon each and every one of these assessments. Xbs‘impression soufht to be mo*e by 9 Think It Wrong for Press to Make Wanton Attacks On the Emperor To the Editor of The Age-Herald: In time of trouble and right now, espe cially when the whole of Europe is in arms, a man does not always buy a news paper to find out the war news, but he j also likes to read a good editorial giving the views of a man who should be as i honest and reasonable as possible. In the same spirit I bought an afternoon paper, of August 3, and when I got to the edi torial page I was surprised to find utter- 1 ings there which were all but of a peace- | able character. It deals out upper cuts and under cuts against the German Em peror and the army that smell almost of sulphur and brimstone. The Kaiser is called a. war lord and held responsible for the present situation in Europe, and, last but not least, after most of that kind of language is exhausted—why, he thinks that Russia and France ought to give the Kaiser and his army a good licking. We knew an old woman at one time who called In a doctor to prescribe for hei head, as It was aching terribly. Around her forehead she hud a something which the doctor could not make out. and asking her what it was. she told him. “a layer of sauerkraut.” Thinking it was a good remedy for headache, the doctor smiled and said, sauerkraut alone would not do It, she must always add a piece of sausage. Now, to come back to that editorial, which says that Russia and France should give the Kaiser and his army a good licking, will say It takeH more than an editor and a pen and an editorial full of perfume and brotherly love—it also takes a good sword, a level head and plent*’ of pluck and grit to lick them, and whether France and Russia can mus ter out enough of the foregoing is a question. We German-Americans want no sympathy from 'the press, but we want the press to be just and honest, as much as possible, and if the press is dealing out slander, theories for facts, we shall protest and maybe more than that, but we want a square and fair deal, and we are going to have it. too. The American people do not take up with un fairness. and Jingoism, but are known for dealing in square and fair ways, and the German-Americans being part of this groat people, do have the name of being an honest part of this great body, and consequently have a right to be consid ered as an equal part and not to forget that when their native land and people are "bombarded with falsehood, they con sider themselves injured as well In their character as patriotism. No doubt as it looks now. when every power in Europe which amounts to any thing falls over Germany, a country one-third as large as tne state of Texas, may be gotten down, but she won't be the only one down, as much-as we regret to say that, because we do not believe in the spilling of blood, but If It Is the only way out, either Germany is vlctoil ous or will be annihilated. May that be as it is, while she is fighting three great powers, she will have our sympathy and if the press caimot sympathize with that country, it should not throw rocks from a glass house. Hall Germania! E. KOHLENBERG. D. F. SEIFERT. Birmingham, August 6. 1914. Box 787. Davidson Inquest Starts Next Week The Inquest by the coroner of the kill ing of Albert Davidson In North Birming ham sometime ago. will he started some time next week, according to a statement made by Coroner C. L. Spain last night. The coroner stated that he was working on the case now and that he thought he would have enough evidence to begin the hearings next week. the representatives of the state tax com mission seems to be that the ignorant courts of Marengo and Montgomery coun ties arbitrarily refused to do their duty, and it might appear to some that the courts of county commissioners may know more about values In their respec tive counties than these representatives of the state commission who come from other sections. The facts show that the Marengo court followed • the law and acted as In their. Judgment was fair and Just. They have acted and stand upon the record In the matter. I. B. WILSON, County Commissioner tor the Northweat 1 ern District of Marengo County. DemopoUs, August 4, 1*14. CITY’S POPULATION! 168,903, ACCORDING TO SCHOOL CENSUS Now48,258Children Between 7 and 21 Years of Age In Birmingham—Sub stantial Increase The population of Birmingham is at present 168.903. according to figures ar rived at from the 1911 school census. The school census was announced yes terday. showing a total of 48.258 school j •hildren in the city of Birmingham. AH children are counted for this census who are between the ages of 7 and 21. The school census of a city multiplied by 314 I** supposed to give an approxi mate total of the whole population. Some cities, it is said, use four as a multiple. Using 3V4 for Birmingham, however, the total population hovers rangerously near the 170,000 mark. In the federal census of 1910 the popu lation of Birmingham was given as over 132,000. making a gain since then of nearly 40,000 people. There are 4699 more school children in the city now than there were in 1912, ac cording to the school census made public yesterday by Dr. J. H. Phillips, superin tendent of schools. The ctnsus was con ducted during the month of July by Prof. A A. Dyons, Jr. It is held every two years. Dr. Phillips states that an actual In crease in school attendance has occurred equal to the one shown by the census, which is regarded as a very good showing of the efficiency of the public school sys tem. The census of 1912 showed 43,669 children, an increase of 4123 over 1910. Counting 35 or 40' pupils to each teacher, it is stated by the school authorities that gome 50 additional teachers must be .employed this year to handle the pupils, and this Is regarded ns a serious prob lem for the board of education and the city commissioners to handle, mainly on account of finances. The report of the census by wards is aa follows: WHITE. First Ward—140 hoys, 143 girls; total 283. Second Ward—269 boys, 285 girls; total ■ 554. Third Ward - 977 hoys, 873 girls; total I860. Fourth Ward—675 boys, 693 girls; total 1366. Fifth Ward—406 boys, 466 girls; total 8?2. Sixth Ward—569 hoys, 532 girls; total 1101. Seventh Ward—602 boys, 489 girls; total 1091. Eighth Ward—522 boys, 531 girls; total i 1053. Ninth Ward 679 boys. 768 girls; total ; total 738. ! Eleventh Ward—663 boys. 574 girls; total 1137. Twelfth Ward—2106 boys, 2089 girls; total 4195. Thirteenth Ward—666 boys, 548 girls; to tal 1109. Fourteenth Ward—732 boys, 730 girls; total 1462. Fifteenth Ward—1180 boys. 1192 girls; total 2372. Sixteenth Ward—2880 boys. 2619 girls; j total 5279. Total, 12,990 boys; 12,919 girls; grand total 26,909. NEGRO. First Ward—112 boys, 109 girls; total 221. Second Ward—618 boys. 628 girls; total 1146. Third Ward—866 boys. 942 girls: total 1798. Fourth Wal'd—390 boys. 413 girls; total 803. Fifth Ward—374 hoys, 471 girls; total 788. Sixth Ward—432 boys, 550 girls; total 982. Seventh Ward—412 boys. 523 girls; total 935. Eighth Ward—658 boys, 635 girls; total 1193. Ninth Ward—603 boys, 677 girls; total 1280. * Tenth Ward—190 boys, i'll Kiris; total 130. Eleventh Ward—1132 hoys, 1118 (tills; total 2250. Twelfth Ward—946 boys. 944'Kiris; total 1890. Thirteenth Ward—705 boys, 795 Kills; to tal 15,000. Fourteenth Ward—829 hoys. 1001 girls; total 1830. Fifteenth Ward—1052 boys, 1218 Kiris; to tal 2270. Sixteenth Ward—1535 boys, 1498 girls; total 3033. Total. 10,653 hoys, 11,696 Kiris; Krand to tal 23.349. White—12,990 boys, 12,919 Kiris; total 25,09. Negro—10.663 boys, 11,696 girls; total 22,349. Grand Total-23.643 boys, 24,615 Kiris; to tal 48.258. SUITS FILED Alleging that she was snapped and bit ten by a dog, Mary L. McLaughlin, pro ami, Mary McLaughlin, has filed suit in the city court against Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Hughes. In which she claims $5000 damages. The plaintiff, who is 10 years old. alleges that she was, much shocked and frightened by the attack of tlie, dog and as a consequence suffered much physical pain and anguish. other suits filed yesterday were: Mrs. Victoria Smith vs. Patton-Pope Drug company; $5000 damages claimed, the plaintiff alleging that a prescription was wrongfully filled. Lesse Vernon, pro ami. vs. Birmingham Railway. Light and Power company; $6000 damages claimed for alleged personal in juries. , C. R. Bruce. Jr., vs. Birmingham Rail way. Light and Power company; $5000 damages claimed for alleged personal in juries. * C, R. Bruce vs. Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company; $2500 damages claimed for alleged personal injuries to minor son. R. M. Walker vs. American Steel and Wire company; $3000 damages claimed for alleged personal Injuries. Sid Young vs. Woodward Iron company; $3000 damages claimed for alleged personal injuries. Will Harris vs. Hloss-Sheffield Steel ami Iron company ; $29(Jo' damages claimed for alleged personal injuries. Tulula George Spriggs, pro ami, vs. Taxicab and Touring Car company; $3000 damages claimed for alleged personal injuries. R. M. McClellan vs. Birmingham Rail way, Light and Power company $3000 damages claimed for alleged personal In juries. IT. M. Sims vs. Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company; $5000 damages claimed for alleged personal Injuries. Andrew Williams vs. Alabama Great Southern Railroad company; $10,000 dam ages claimed for alleged personal In juries. Ben Besley, pro trail, vs. Woodward Iron company; $2000 damages claimed for alleged personal Injuries. Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were yesterday recorded in the office of the probate judge: Oscar Estes. Winfield, to Miss Ver tie Price. J. Hade Cagle to Miss Fannie Miller. L. A. Whitson, Birmingham, to Mias Lillian Graffith. t 104-Cent Dollars The investor who has been con tent with 104-cent savings bank dollars is still content. Content because of the certainty of the 100 cents principal as well as the 4 cents interest. Those who have .invested here for 4 per cent income invested for safety, and they have it as naturally as any other purchase for value re V-- ceived. /Vre you protected b this simple arrangement? \MERICANlMriSfflGSBM n ~~ BIRMINGHAM _ First Avenue “War Clouds” Have Again Blown Over The First avenue viaduct "war clouds” have again blown over and it was an nounced to the city commissioners yes terday by L. Sevier of the Southern Rail road company that W. H. Miller of his company had conferred with directors of the Sloss-Sheffleld Steel ami Iron com pany in New York and the Sloss com pany had agreed to drop their request , to dump slag on Second avenue. The commissioners now state that the contract between the city and the cor- ( porations will be signed up and formally ratified at the city commission meeting Tuesday next. Immediately thereafter, stated Mr. Sevier, the contract for tin construction of the viaduct will probably be awarded. Bids from contractors have been in the hands of the railroads for some time. No reason for delay is expected toy the contractor after the work is let, so that actual construction on the big bridge Is expected to begin* within the next week or two at the most. Mr. Sevier stated yesterday that in his estimation it would take anywhere from six months t*» a year to complete the structure, which will be nearly two-thirds of a mile long, de pending upon delays met with by the contractor in getting material, labor and such matters. The signing of the viaduct contract be tween the city and the corporations was scheduled to have occurred last week, but was delayed by a request oT the Sloss company that It be allowed to dump slag across Second avenue. This avenue has just been opened and a great slag pile removed from across it, but in making the viaduct agreement the city agreed to allow the avenue to remain closed for 10 years more, as there is no apparent de mand for its usage now. The Sloss com pany's request to again dump slag on the city's street was met with a flat re fusal by the commissioners. TIMS TO St __ Message From Paris Says Oscar Underwood, Jr., Is Helping Americans Col. John P. Tillman, who is traveling abroad with Mrs. Tillman, cabled yester day from London that they would sail for Montreal August 17. T his Is taken to mean the Tillmans and other Alabama people in England are all right and are able to make reservation dates for their return. Deep interest was manifested here yes terday in the cable advices that Oscar W. Underwood, Jr., was assisting to locate stranded Americans with automobiles In Paris. Mr. Underwood, bit bough away from Birmingham a great .leal at school, is widely known here. He came home after his graduation at Washington and I.ee, and asked his father, Senator-elect Underwood, to permit' him to go to Paris In order to study international law for a while. To this Mr. Underwood, Sr., agreed. Mr. Underwood, Jr., attached himself to the offices of Donald Harper, a native of Georgia, who is held to be the great est and most successful American at torney in Europe. Mr. Harper is counsel lor the American legation and for prac tically all Americans in France who re quire legal services. Mrs. F. G. Kinney, 2247 Sycamore street, received a message yesterday afternoon from her son. Hubert Kinney, who was on the Mauretania and she had been by ttje British government yesterday. The message read: "Don’t worry. Have to land in Halifax.” Mrs. Kinney received a message from her son last Saturday stating that he was sailing on that day front Liverpool on the »Mailrenfantu and she had been anxibusly awaiting news of that ship. Mr. Kinney Is proceeding to New York and is expected In Birmingham in the next few days. AWARD CONTRACT FOR NEW SCHOOL Agee & Kline Will Erect Building At Central Park for $12,800 The Board of Education met at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon and opened bids on general contracts for v constructing the Central Park school building, with the following result: 1. Do Wolfe Co.. $15,750. 2. J. F. Culpepper, $15,180. 3. J. L. Burns, $13,490. 4. P. E. Bostick. $15,500. 5. Karr & Wilson, $14,9fl». 0. Agee & Kline, $12,800. The contract was awarded to Agee Kline, the lowest bidder, for the sum of $12,800. D. O. Whilldln is architect and the plans provide for four rooms and base ment, which will constitute the first unit of the contemplated 20-room building. The building will have ft steam-heating plant, a system of the most modern sanitary plumbing and will cost, including furni ture and equipment $15,000. tax taws of state Local Chamber of Com merce Will Head Move ment Which Will Be Taken Up Tho Birmingham Chamber of Com nerce, In all likelihood, will head a movement over the entire state to so ■uro a Revision by the . coming state egislnturo this winter of tin* tax laws. Hints to this effect are contained in lovelopments yesterday following cor ■espondence between officials of tho tirminghnm chamber and officials of he Mobile Chamber of Commerce. Kates B. Baker, vice president of the Mobile chamber, has written to .1. 1>. Moore, stating that tomorrow night a miss meeting is to be held In Mobile to protest against the solvent credit tax' a hieh some few weeks ago wns an ssuc in Birmingham. Mr. Moore was isked to report what was the status >f the solvent < -red It tax issue in Bir mingham. Mr. Moore wired Mr. Baker of the lest •ase which Birmingham had sent to the supreme court and lost there, and stated That, tile tax was now being paid or set tled. He then wrote a letter to Mr. Baker idvlslng him that In his opinion the heat way to get at the tax problem now was or the chambers of commerce all over the date and othei organizations interested to get into a movement to secure laws from the next legislature revising the tux laws. • This matter bus now been placed in the hands Of Secretary W. t\ RadCllffc of the local chamber, and he has written officials of the Mobile chamber asking them to co-operate with the Board of Trade di vision of the Birmingham chamber in se curing a revision of taxing laws. It is said to he probable that Mobile and Bir mingham civic bodies will then undertake to interest other organizations in all parts of the state, and that when the legisla ture meets strong pressure will t»e brought :u hear for n new taxation system. GREETERS ARE ENTERTAINED iuest of Fairchild Al Tutwiler—Meet Next At Ridgely President Fairchild of the Birmingham •Impter of the Southeastern Greeters’ as sociation, who is hIso assistant manager )f the Tutwiler hotel, was extremely grat fled yesterday over the meeting of the 3 rectors held Wednesday night at the rutwller, where they were entertained by Joorgo \V. Traylor. Jr., resident manager T»f the hotel. At the meeting there was irrangcd tentative plans for the entertain nent of the southeastern association, a hi eh will meet here next June. Mr. Fairchild, who is president of the ocal association, is also vice president of he southeastern association. The other officers of tile local chapter are: It. H. Hurst of the Florence, first vice president; P. Burke of tii ‘ Mniton, second vice pr»*si 3ent, and K. L. Blackmon, secretary and Treasurer. The association is composed of clerks of The various hotels. It is believed that Bir mingham will he extensively advertised uid benefited I \ th> - mnlng of the hotel [non if the entei laimiu iit in «*f such a •haractcr as to make a lasting impres sion. The next meeting of the loea! associa tion will ho held ai the Ridgely apart ments. ■ mZTWm. Unable to Sleep at Night Itching So Severe. Broke Out as a Rash. Turned to Boils. Clothes Irri tated. Used Cuticura Soap and Ointment. Completely Healed. 321 Lee St.J Hampton. Va In July of la«t year the eczema made its first ap pearance on my Ungers and before the last of August my body was completely covered [ was unable to sleep at night the itching was so severe. I had to take sleeping medicine# several times a week to get atiy sleep at ull It broke out as a ratih and some of the eruption turned to »>%IL My chin was covered anti I had several !>oils on my face. My hands looked so that 1 had to stop school and my clothes Irritated the eruption so much that It kept mo scratching all the time. 1 could not stay in a warm room and 1 could not put my bauds In warm water at all. “jA friend advised mo to try Cuticura Soap and Ointment. I sent for sample* and then bought a box of the Cuticura Ointment and Cuticura Soap and 1 am completely healed. My skin is aj smooth as it ever was. I use the Cuticura Soap all the time for it la the host I have ever used.'* (Signed) Miss Dudley Trucblood. Jan. 28b 1914. Samples Free by Mail Although Cuticura Soap l’Sc.' and Cutl cura Ointment (60c.) are sold throughout ths world, a sample of each with (12-p. Skin Hook will ba sent free upon roqueat. Addtcaa youl-card: "Cuticura. Dept. T. Button"