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r Way j To protect your valuables and pri vate papers—place them in a safe . deposit box In our steel vaults. The ltey and password you always hold—no one but yourself has ac cess to your private safe. Once you turn the key—neither fire or burglars can get at the * contents, and from $3 to $50 yearly pays for this protection and con venience. Let us show you a private safe to suit your requirements today. The First National Bank Capital and Surplus $3,000,000 4 per cent Interest an savings, Compounded Qusrterly JURY AGREES AHER . IWENTYfflJR HOURS James McDaniel Convicted of Perjury—Busy Day in 1 Criminal Court f After being out nearly 24 hours the fury in the .case of James McDaniel, charged with perjury, returned a ver dict. of guilty as charged. The case was tried in the first division of the criminal court before Judge W. E. Fort, who held a night session to complete it. The Jury failed to agree and was sent to the hotel for the night. Several times yesterday the Jury reported to Judge Fort that they could not agree, but the judge •ent them back to the jury room for e further deliberation, and late yesterday evening they returned the above ver dict. There were another large batch of con victions for felonies in the criminal court yesterday, both judges presiding. There were two acquittals and the case against Blchard Moore was nolle prosaed. Moore was confined In the county Jail on a w charge of grand larceny and while in Jail was severely cut by another prisoner. The prosecuting witnesses were unwilling to press the case under the circumstances and on the grounds that he had been aufficiently punished the case against him was nolle prossed. After being acquitted by a Jury, on a t charge of grand larceny, George Wash ington, a negro, was re-arrested by the police authorities on a charge of per jury. The officers allege that the negro swore falsely while testifying in his own behalf. Those convicted yesterday were! Henry Thorn, burglary and grand lnrceny; Charles Vaughn, burglary; Herndon Smith, assault and battery, fined 4100; Henry Thomas, burglary and grand lar ceny, two cases; Will Armstead, burglary nnd grand larceny, three cases; Charles Stovall, burglary and grand larceny; Jim Bradley, grand larceny; Austin Winn, grand larceny. SELF-DEFENSE WILL BE PLEAOF GLOVER Spain Says He Will Not '• Investigate Killing of Isaac W. Fields • Self-defense will be tlie plea of John Glover, who admits he shot and killed ^ Isaac W. Fields, a prosperous farmer, at Brookslde about 5 o'clock Tuesday after noon with a load of buckshot. Coroner Charles L. Spain stated yester day morning that he would not investigate the killing of Fields as Justice of the Peace C. E. Bidgood and Deputy J. P. Brent had the case well in hand at Brook side, and he did not care to Interfere with their work. Funeral services over the remains of Isaac W. Fields, aged 64 years, were con ducted yesterday afternoon from his home. Interment followed in Long’s cem etery. He is survived by nine children. Mrs. Nancy Fields, wife of Isaac W. ^ Fields, and a sister of John Glover, died suddenly several weeks ago. Her hus band was arrested and kept in the county Jail over a month charged with her mur-| der, as it was alleged that he poisoned her. About October 1 Fields was released from custody as nothing definite against him could be proved, and he went back to Brookslde to his home. Hi» meeting \ with his brother-in-law Tuesday after non was his first since his release from prison, and it resulted in the killing. Tom Thumb Wedding at Church The ladies of St. Paul’s Methodist church have now completed the pro 1,. gramme for the “Tom Thumb” wed ’ ding, which will be given this evening at 6 o’clock. A special programme of ! tnuslc is being arranged and a delight- , iul time Is promised to those who at tend. Hundreds of tickets are being ■old. persona i7 Willard J. Wheeler, president of Wheeler Business college, l*»ft today for Indianapolis, where he will attend the Stenotype Live Wire convention October , 23 and 24. He has been invited to make an address on "Business Organisation As Applied to Commercial Schools.* — 1 " ——1 ■— 1 *.. “ —.. j jwinnruwuTjmiwinjvu-B-s^^ 1 Help the Stomach Digest Your Food , _ 11 When the stomach fails to divest j and distribute that which is eaten, 1 the bowels become olovved with a 1 mass of waste and refuse that fer- 1 ments and Venerates poisons that aro gradually forced Into the blood, t causing distress and often serious i illness i Most' people naturally object to the drastic cathartic and purvatlve agents that shock the system. A . mild, gentle laxative, positive In Its effect and that will quickly relieve ' constipation Is Dr. Caldwells Syrup < Pepsin', sold by druggists at fifty cents and one dollar a bottle. It does not gripe or cramp, but acts ' easily nnd pleasantly and Is there- < fore the most satisfactory remedy ' for children, women and elderly persons. For a free trial bottle write j to Dr. W. B. Caldwell. 411 Wash- | * ingto St., Montlcello, 111. , ABANDON ONE-CROP IDEA IS TANNED’S ADVICE TOFARMER Should Pay Debts Even if Forced to Sell Some Cotton WOULD NOT BE FAIR TO CREDITORS, HE SAYS Fine Opportunity to Establish Can ning Factory in Jefferson County, He Says—Tanner and Asso ciates Figuring On It T- B. Tanner of Tanner Bros, is of tlie opinion that the farmer who has no other means of paying Ills Just indebtedness should sell what cotton he holds at cur rent prices, pay as much as he can and tur% his attention to crops other than cotton In the future. This, says Mr. Tanner. Is the only solution of the pres ent situation. He thinks that holding cot ton for 10 cents a pound and refusing to sell or to pay debts because the price is not 10 cents Is unfair to the merchant who has acfvanoed the fanner food and supplies while Ms crop was In making. And not only that, he contends the refusal of farmers to pay debts Is responsible for the present stringency, because the mer chant cannot pay his obligations unless the farmer comeB to his aid. "The only proper solution of the south s cotton problem," said Mr. Tanner yester day, "is diversified farming. The farmer of this section should get away from the one-crop idea and devote more attention to the production of food crops. A farmer can take 20 acres and plant It in plain, old-fashioned cowpeas and make more money to the acre than he can with the same amount of land planted In cotton. The same holds true of tomatoes, canta loupes and any number of other crops. Cotton Holds Land "Cotton, when planted, holds the land for practically 12 months in the year. This should not be, for there are other crops that can be raised and marketed twice or three times a year on that same land. Right here In Jefferson oounty to matoes have been grown with great profit by many farmers. 1 know of Instances where much money has been made from cantaloupes In Jefferson county. When a farmer raises cotton for which lie can get J100 he has spent J150 in time and worry over his crop. In regard to the present situation In cotton, I think the proper tiling for the farmer to do Is to go ahead and sell his cotton at the market price, If he has no other means of meeting his obligations. If he cannot Bell his cotton for enough money to pay all his debts he at least can dis charge some of the more pressing ones. This would enable the country merchant to meet at least a part of Ids Indebt edness, and would have a tendency to make the times Icbs stringent all along the line. "There Is no reason why the farmer should refuse to meet his Just obligations because the price of cotton has been re duced to about half what he expected to get for It. He has no guarantee that he w II receive a certain sum for his cotton when he puts it Into the ground, and because he cannot get what he expected is no good excuse for not meeting obliga tions. The pig iron manufacturer could cite tlie same reason for refusing to pay his debts, saying he was not receiving what his product was Worth. "The farmer should sell his cotton at s loss, If necessary, and pay Ids debts. He then should make a new sturt on his land, leaving co'tton out of the reckoning. Food crops should be raised and can be raised In Alabama as profitably as anywhere In the Uni ted States. The soli and cllmato her is well adapted to the raising of cat tle, hogs, sheep, horses and grain If tliu farmer of this section only will make the experiment he will soon dis cover that his crop always will be In demand and that he will lose no money. •'Til JerferBon county there Is an ox cellent opportunity for the establish ment of a canning factory. Tomatoes can he grown here os cheaply as any where In the United States. The state of Alabama could he supplied with products raised within its borders and 'here Is no reason why it should not be. Opportunity for Canning Factory "Just before the beginning of the war in Europe I and a few others were interested In a project to establish a cannery in Jefferson county, it has been temporarily abandoned, but as soon as tile atmosphere begins to cl-ar a- little we will put It In operation. There probably will be a compr.oy formed and enough capital to build u good sized factory. Farmers with whom I hare talked are favorable ttx the proj ect. Under the plan, as outlined, we will contract with the farmers to sup ply us with a certain amount of their product. Everything they produce over the ccntracted amount can be sold to the consumer. If the farmer finds he cannot sell all he raises to the con sumer then we will relieve him of his goods. This plan would embrace ev rything raised on the farm that can lie canned. "If Alabama farmers will only sell their cotton at what they can get for It, pay as much as they can on what they owe and turn thalr attention to llrersifl cation of crops, cattle raising, hogs, chickens and similar products, t see 11c reason why this country should not prosper. At any rate, the problem will be solved in Alabama." MAX BLACH COMMENDED j Many Pleased With Hia Expressions Against “Hard Times” Talk Max Blach of J. Blach A Sons yes terday was cordially commended by many for hie views of the present sit uation as published In The Age-Herald. Mr. Blach showed that this country ehoulo not talk “hard times,” pointing to the many orders for various com modities being dally received from Ku roptun countries. In the Interview Mr. Blach stated • hut land In Bhackleford was bringing a bonus or rental of from 69 to $15 in acre and upward. In some clroles tlie Idea prevailed that such land was lor farming purposes. This Is not so, tire land being rented for oil purposes According to the Port Worth Record there Is a great demand In Uhackleford county, Texas, for oil lands and prt iniums are being paid for such. Uni Batata Transfers The following real estate transfers were yesterday recorded in the off.'c-i of the prohnte judge: fllTO—I'rovldonza Madonta to Luigi Cddo and Lucia Oddo, lot 16 and part of lot 17 in block 20, first addition to Tuxedo Park. 61H00—Hattie Comer to H. A. gcldm mcl. surface right to part of the north half of the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section liQtown •klp 17, range 3 west ’ WEATHERLY GETS INTO WARD-MOLTON TILT [OVERSHOOTING GALLERY; ACTION DEFERRED The popcorn-peanut-stand-shooting-gal lerv-Steel-corporation-Ward-Mo! ton con troversy before the city commission was resumed yesterdaj' afternoon at 3 o’clock. It lasted until 4 o’clock, when a second truce was declared for an Indefinite pe riod. Mr. Molton put Building Inspector Mat thews on the "witness stand." In answer to questions Mr. Matthews evaded stat ing whether the proposed structures on Mr. Molton’s lot at the corner of Fifth avenue and Twentieth street for a peanut and popcorn stand and a shooting gallery increased the fire hazard there by saying that such places were usually of a bad character. "I didn't know you were the moral cen sor of the city," snapped Mr. Molton. 'I thought you were building inspector/’ Mr. Matthews left. "Mr. Molton, does the ordinance we have Just road lo you here cover spectflc allj' the structures your proposed ten ants wish to e^ect?’’ asked Mr. Weath erly. ' They nreanade of iron and will not-" said Mr. Morton. "Wait!" cried Mr. Weatherly. ‘‘The lire hazard will not be-’’ ^Vait. I say. Answer my question." "Pardon me, but-’’ begun Mr. Hall, at wney for t,le gallery mun. "Wult there, I'm talking to Mr. Mol ton. shouted Mr. Weatherly. Finally the point was settled that the shooting gallery was a wagon und wagons were mentioned in the ordinance. "Well, we’ll take the wheels off of It," sparred Mr. Molton. "Now, let me read u part of the ordi nance to you," said Mr. Weatherly. "Head all of It." commanded Mr. Hull. 'Til read a purt of it,’’ answered Mr. Weatherly. "I want you to read all of it," said Mr. Hall. "1 won’t read all of It,” 3ald Mr. Weatherly. Mr. Weatherly read—a part of H "Now, let me ask you. Mr. Molton, MMOIOMMMtlMMMIIIttKMIMIttltOUtMKtlt! a pointed question,” said Mr. We.ith erly. “You're a citizen here and Just as much interested in the good and welfare of the city as a whole as we are or anybody else is. If you had no personal interest in this particular matter, would you advise this city commission to adopt a policy of per mitting the vacant lots of the city to be used for such a purpose as you pro pose ?'• "Jf conditions justify it. I would," said Mr. Molton. "We are now having hard times. I have an opportunity to make some little use of that lot to help me pay taxes on it; otherwise it is n «ta*;d drain on me. If times were bet ter I wouldn't advocate such a thing at all " Mr. Hall here launched forth upon r.n extended oration upon the good qualities of Harry Fogel, the boy who wantr to run the shooting gallery. He brought In former President Culpepp»r f;xum and explained past history of the shooting gallery business. Next Scuflder Kyall was called upon ami at the request of Mr. Ward reviewed the history of the shooting gallery behind l.ovoman, Joseph Uoeb’s which has been used ns a precedent in this caue. Then President Ward arose. This time he didn't spit much. His spitting proclivities are only operative wnen ho's mad or a newspaper man is devil ing him trying to get him to say some thing lie doesn't want to say. "1 don't doubt," he began, "that the character of this man Is good and the character of his place will he good Put this isn’t u question of his char acter; it’s a question of precedent and law : it’s a question of whether w ’re noing to enforce this ordinance we have here placed on the statute hooks "Until 1 know otherwise, I'll declare right here that Mr. Foffol Is the best shooting gallery manager in the United states; that his personal character is as unassailable ns that of a minister of the gospel; tliat his place of business ni proposed will be a place of beauty am! adornment; that it will shine us a spark* ling star In the firmament of heaven that it will be a foil to the luxurious ami lavish Tutwiler hotel; that it will vie ir popularity with the new Molton hotel that it will he a source of amusement to the members of the Southern club that it will afford pleasure to the ath letes from the Athletic club to stop ofl as they pass by and shoot a few whit* squirrels; but in spite of all that it Will still be in violation of this section of out building code. "Mr. Molton always backs up the city commission in our difficulties and in out efforts to enforce the laws of the dtv. but when a case comes up In which he himself Is concerned, he seems to think It is different. I think he should sacri fice the $30 or $40 rent ne will get ,i month from the lot In the Interest of law enforcement and a better town. "He remembers as well us I do, when the notorious Buzzard Boost occupied Second avenue from Twenty-first to Vwenty-sixth streets, lined all along with all kinds of tents, shooting galleries, gambling wheels and everything else. The city and the citizens undertook to Irive out that sort of thing, and we have nearly done it. Now It's a question of whether we are to go backward or for ward. Whether we arc to go back to hat old condition as was the Buzzard Finest or whether we are to cut a clear *wnth and drive all such from our midst. If we establish this precedent, we ll Boon •hvp to do the same in another case. l>o we want the old Buzzard Roost condi tions to come hack or do we not?" Right then everybody in the room started to talk. All apparently were talk ing about different things. Therefore, in he midat of the melee, Commissioner Ward moved that the question he put iside for private consultation between ;he commissioners, after which they would announce their decision, and It van so ordered. y _ - —._Mil' — ■ Entertained by J. H. P. De Windt at Newspaper Club. To Ocampo Today With a banquet at the Newspaper club last night as guests of J. H. P. DeWindt of the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company, the first day of the meeting of the members of the Alabamu Light and Traction association cume to an end, Today the business sessions will be continued at the Chamber of Com meice auditorium, and this afternoon an inspection trip to the Ocampo dam and power house of the Alabama Power com pany will be made, thus closing the two days’ convention. A short meeting of the board of direc tors of the association w’as held yester day morning in the office of the Bir mingham Railway. Light and Power company, the convention proper conven ing at the chamber auditorium at 10 o’clock. Adjournment was taken at noon and tlie delegates reconvened f t 2 o’clock. The day was given over to the reading of papers and delivering of speeches, largely on technical matters. Besides the out-of-town people, many loal traction men are attending the con vention. Those from out-of-towm include the following: H. O. Hanson of Mobile, T. K. Jackson of Mobile, W. R. Hall of Anniston, T. W. Moore of Atlunta. H. Beyer of Philadel phia, Paul Lovelace of Marlon, R. H. Smith of Greensboro, R. L. Ellis of Selma, T. L. Beauchamp of New Deca tur, W. M. Stanley of Huntsville, Mr. Cornish of Andalusia. Wiley Alford of Etowah, A. M. McGehee of Tuscaloosa, W. T. Perry of Selma, and Staurt Mac Kenseie. The papers read yesterday wore as fol lows: "Financing a Public Service Un dertaking,” by T. K. Jackson; "Public Service Regulation By a Commission," by Stuart MacKencie; "Recent Develop ments in Illuminants," by W. C. Bettcher and W. B. Fincher; "Some Fundamen tals of Electricity Meters,” by R. C. Lamphler; “Alkaline Storage Battery,” by Jonathan Haralson; "The How and Why of Condensers." by Herman Billy; ‘Improving the Load Factor,” by J. R. Bell. UUMM1SS1UINUKS IJN LONG CONFERENCE Held Behind Closed Doors—Said to Be Hearing Charges Against Certain Members Police Department A long conference, behind closed doors, v.as held by the city commissioners yes terday evening and reports were to the effect that the police department was on the gridiron. Several witnesses were admitted to the loom during the conference, but after It was concluded no statement as to Its In.port was forthcoming from members of the city commission. It was learned later that the conference had to dp with charges against certain members of the force and was not a conference over ths budget for the ensuing fiscal year, as a as at tlrst thought. BANKRUPTCY CASKS Twenty-Four Have Been Filed Since Monday—Creditor* Meet Arother large batch of petitions In bankruptcy were filed yesterday In the United States court, eight cases being [lied. This makes 24 cases filed since Monday, or eight each day. This is far shove the average as about 70 cases a month are filed. Among the volun tary petitions filed was that pf the Home Plumbing company of En§le.v, whose liabilities are scheduled at $2470 ind assets at $3308; of the latter imount $141)0 Is listed as open uo :ountt. First meeting of creditors of the tt'yley Candy company has been set by InJge Alex C. Birch, referee in bank ruptcy, for October 30, at which time [rustee will be elected. John 8. Cox Is receiver of the concern. Irwin J. Tronstein was appointed re ;elvcr for the Four Oaks Distilling rcmpany yesterday by Judge E. H. Dryer with Instructions to continue the justness of the bankrupt until further •rdt r of the court. Hew 4a Otv* Halalne 4o Children Febrlllne Is the trade-mark name given to an Improved Quinine. It Is a Taste ess Syrup, pleasant to take and does not llsturb the stomach. Children take It and irv*r know It Is Quinine. Also especially idapted to adults who cannot take ordi nary Quinine. Dots not nauseate nor ausa nervousness nor ringing In the used. ’Try It the next time you need Jillnine for any purpose. Ask for two nuncs original package The name Feb “lime Is blown in bottle. 25 cent*. New Advertising Contest In Monday's Age-Herald In next Monday morning’s issue of The Age-Herald, this newspaper will present one of the most unique contests ever conducted In the country. Cash prizes will bo offered to the advertisers having the "most attractive and effective" advertisements in that issue. The advertisements must be five inches deep and two columns wide, and It is believed this space will give various advertisers wide latitude in tell ing of things they have to sell and at the same time will enable them to display their words effectively. Three of the best known people in Birmingham have been selected to act ns Judges in the contest, and have consented to serve. They are Dr. H. M. Kdmonds, Mrs. C. P. Orr and Chappell Cory. Merchants and other advertisers and even those who are not regular ad vertisers to whom the plan lias been mentioned have entered into the spirit of it with enthusiasm, and next Monday's issue promisee to contain the largest array of unique and carefully prepared advertisements ever appear ing in Birmingham. MULHOLLAND EXPECTED" TO™" REACH HERE THIS MORNING Frank Mulholland of Toledo, O, president of the International Associa tion of Rotary clubs, is scheduled to arrive In Birmingham this morning over the Louisville and Nashville at 8:50 o’clock. He will be rnet at the depot by a large delegation of Rotar iuns. 4 Mr. Mulholland will he shown over the c’ty this morning and will be the guest at n luncheon at 1 o'clock at the Tutwiler hotel of the board of direct ors and officials of the Rotary club [ami local civic organisations. This aft ernoon he will ho taken to Fairfield and shown over other parts of the Uir mingnam industrial district. This evening at 6:30 o'clock at the Tuiwiler the regular monthly business r.iceurg of the Birmingham Rotary club will be held at which Mr. Muihol land will be the guest of honor and the principal speaker. Every member of the local Rotary club, It is said, is ex peeted to attend the meeting, which will be the regular monthly meeting with the exception of the address by President Mulholland. who will speak on the serious side of Rotary. Full dress suits will not he In order. The California Rotary wheel emblem of solid gold arrived In the city yes terday and was placed on exhibition, guarded by the two biggest policeman on the police force in the window of the jobe-Rose Jewelry company, whore It attracted much attention. Mobile Man Places Three Big Contracts Here for His Flooring Tile | MaJ. W. F. Tibbetts of Mobile fails to ! see any signs of hurt! times In Blrmlng-1 I ham. “I have just closed three fine contracts ' for tile to be used in this oity," said Major Tubbetts yesterday. "They call for our famous "adamantile' to be used throughout Judge Walker's new building for the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company, the new apartment house of Mercer Barnett on Hanover Circle, and the new work being done at the Birmingham Country club. "Our tile Is made according to the processes used In Spuin for so many generations, Hnd it makes new friends wherever we place It. Birmingham shows no signs of hard times. There appears to be^plenty of new buildings going up. "As a matter of fact, while I am not yet ready to announce our plans, we ex pect to open a plant in Birmingham for the manufacture of our floor tile and Spanish roofing tile. It will be a rather Important Industry for Birmingham, and its location here !s now I think a matter of only a short time. Suits Filed The following were anions the suit* tiled yesterday In the city and circuit courtB; Mr*. Mae Needham vb. Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company, $1000 damages claimed, the plaintiff alleging she v as carried beyond her destination. Dave J. Ricks, pro ami, vs. E. A. Fox, KdOO claimed for alleged personal Injuries leeelved In an auto wreck. Clark Holt, administrator of the estate of Robert Holt, vs. Illinois Central Rail read company, $3000 damages claimed, the plaintiff alleging the deceased was thrown nft a train by nn employe of the company »nd fatally Injured.. Henry Allison vs. the Alabama com pany, $600 damages claimed for an alleged failure to deliver household goods In good condition. Bartenders to Give Ball Bartenders' local No. 248 will give Its eleventh annual hall Monday night, November 2, at Hibernian hall on Third tvenue between Twentieth and Twen ly-fliot street. ' The officer* of the union are: John Horan, president; Ji-urge Btecher, vice president; R. W. Loohrie, recording secretary; \V. F. Not lrson, secretary-treasurer; Henry Link, business agent. Thi following real estate transfers wei e yesterday recorded in the office cf the probate judge: Miss Minnie Kennedy Will Speak Each Day During Bible Training School Miss Minnie E. Kennedy, general sec retary of the Birmingham Sunday School association and advisor of tho girls' section of the International 'T.-.-n Age committee, will have charge of tho girls' work department in tho Bible Tiainitig school, which will be hell at the First Baptist church under the untplces of the association next week. Miss Kennedy Is an authority on girls work and has been a pioneer In many activities along this line. She was one of the Instructors at .he International 'Teen Age girls’ camp conference at I-ake Geneva last sum mer and last June she was conference Under at the older girls' coliferenoo of the International Sunday School asso ciation In Chicago. Mllr Kennedy Inaugurated the ’teen egi movement In Birmingham. One of the features of thlB section of tho con fettuce will be the demonstration or a girls' department by t,he girls of the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian church. Miss Kennedy has chosen as her sub jects: Monday, "Some First Principles;" Tuesday,' '"The Adult Girl Leader;" Thursday, "Training for Leadership:" Ft Kitty. "Home Ways of Working.” EASY WAY TO KEEP BABY’S SKIN HEALTHY How to Heal Skin Eruptions and Pre vent Their Return Very few babies grow to childhood without having some sort of skin trouble. It may be only chafing, scald ing or tooth rash. On the other hand, It may be the worst kind of Itching ec serna or ringworm. When I find a little one suffering like that, I always advise the mother to do this: Bathe tho sick skin with warm water and reslnol soap, pat dry with a soft towel, and put on very gently a thin coating of reslnol ointment. Bhe can dust a little good talcum powder over the ointment If the likes. This al most never falls to give INSTANT re lief. and a few auch treatments general ly heal the trouble. Bathing dally with reslnol soap la ths best way t know to keep baby’s skin free from such Irritations and erup tions. It la very pure, soothing and healing. All druggists sell reslnol oint ment fend reslnol soup. For free sam ples, write to Dept. 80-R, Reslnol, Bsltt mort, Md t\ Engagement Savings You keep an engagement to deposit a certain amount on a certain day whether money hap pens to be plentiful or not. Miking such an engagement turns small sav ngs accounts to large ones. Have an amount and a date to deposit as well as a savings account. The Ameri can Trust interest cards show what the results will be sums from one dollar up. I 1 AHraUMTMISlKAVINGSllAM BIRMINGHAM I W. B. Leedy Announces Sale of 4600 Acres of Land On Top of Shades Mountain Deal Understood to Have Involved Several Hundred Thousands of Dollars—On Cash Basis Sale of 4600 Acres of land on the top of Shades mountain has been made by Col. W. B. Iveedv, who as president of the Seminole Uasd company sold the entire holdings of the company, comprising the above number of acres, located In sections 18 and 16. The name of the purchaser or the amount paid could not be ascertained yesterday, but It Is understood that the purchase price run* Into sorerat hundred thousand dollars, and that It was a cash transaction. Colonel I.eedy has just re turned from an automobile tour through the northeast and celebrated hla return by the above transaction. When seen last night Colonel iseedy stated the sale had been made, but that for oertaln reasons the details would not be made publlo until the deed was filed In the probate court for record. He stated the land was bought In 1911 and that while the present time was not the best time to sell, yet a handsome nrolit was realised on the transaction. •'There's lots of business In Birmingham If you go after It." remarked Colonel Leedy as he closed the Interview. Not Believed Robbery Was Motive for Attempt to Ditch A. G. S. Train The police and deputy sheriffs have as yet found no trace of the miscreant who attempted to wreck the Cincinnati-New Orleans Express at the Elmwood ceme tery crossing on the Alabama Great Southern railroad about 11:45 o'clock Tuesday night by placing an 85-pound rail across the tracks. Chief Special Agent James Ball of the (Jueen and Crescent road was on the scene yester day and It was stated that It was likely that there would be an arrest soon. It Is now the theory of the police that robbery was not the motive for the at tempt to wreck the train. It Is now thought that the fact that General (Man ager Horace Maker In company with Su perintendent \V. J. Edwards, were in their private car at the end of the train Inspired someone to place the steel across the tracks in order to settle a grudge against some of the high officials of the road. An arrest in line with this theory is expected shortly. NIGHT RECREATION At Griffin's hall, Avondale, tonight a demonstration of night recreation will In; f.lven under the auspices of the Avondale Playgrounds association. The progtnmmn is varied extensively and begins at 8 o'clock. A gymnastic exhibition by the Young Men's Christian association will feature the demonstration. S5. Nespor, superintendent of recreation, will ex plain night recreation to those present. Another feature of the programme will bo the Avondale quartet, which will render several selections. llecltatl ins also will feature. Buck dancing by rar er Branch and George Jones will clouo tho programme. NO HARD TIMES IN THE NORTHWEST R. Walter Hawthorne, general sales agent of the Georgia Maitufacturlng com pany, U Just hack from a long trip through the northwest end saw no evi dences of hard times. "Kverythlng Is normal west of the Mis sissippi," he said. "I had an excellent trip and business was normal In every way. In St. Paul 1 saw a bale of cotton sitting In front of tho biggest Jobbing establish ment there, and It excites us much ourl oslty as would a circus clown. Thou sands of people there never before saw a bale of cotton. "My line Is hosiery entirely, and In the northwestern states 1 visited 1 saw no evidences of hard times. Wisconsin Is In fine shape. All of the states wett of the river which do not depend on southern trade are In line burner. "And why shouldn't there be? Kansas alone raised 100,000,000 bushels of wheat, a bushel for every man, woman and child In the United States. Iowa has an Im mense corn crop and so It goes. "The buy-a-bale movement has spread everywhere. In Chicago one of the big packing concerns made a great street parade of the cotton It had bought to help out its southern customers. Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were yesterday recorded in the office of the probate Judge: F. 1- Avrll, Birmingham, to Miss Jes sie Mae Parker. Hariy Nock, Bessemer, to Miss Annie Janies Wood. fttanleigh O. Kelley, Cleveland, to Mins Mamie Neal. Herbert Poe. Bessemer, to Miss Wil lie Ethel Harmon. A. J. Perkins, Republic, to Miss Alice [‘•arson. D. W. Wood, Birmingham, to Fan nie May Copeland. GRADE CROSSING ON AVENUE F LINE City Commission So Orders After Failure to Reach Compromise 1 he city commissioners, by unanimous vote, yesterday ordered that the franchise to the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company for the construction of the Avenue F car lino should provide for a grade crossing at Avenue F and 8ov ' it' rnth street. The committee liendod by J. 11, Me* Clary reported that It bud been at worlt on the proposition of compromising the Issue with the abutting property holders v ut the site of the crossing, but had ac- * compllshcd very little. The committee stated that they believed the grade cross ing the best solution of the problem. Thereupon, Mr. Weatherly moved a grude crossing should lie ordered, and the commission was unanimous. This settles a question which has been both ering the commissioners for considerable time. The underpass was objected to on account of the abutting property holders W'ho, It Is said, would have been cut off from their entrances and on ac count of the probable compromising of the grude crossing elimination plans of the city which provides for an elevated track Of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad company at this point. The grade crossing was objected to because of the danuer. MORE OFFERS TO BUY COTTON RECEIVED The Jefferson County Huy-a-Balo of Cotton club Is still aiding the farmer in tho diBpoB&l of his cotton and are dally re ceiving notices that northern and east ern concerns have joined the buy-a-bale movement. An offer has been received from W. H. Ltiqulre, Jr., blacksmith and manu facturer of automobile tops, to buy 100 bales of distress cotton at 10 cents, pay ing for It one-half in cash and one-half in trude. This is the only condition of hla purchase. Among the offers from foreign con cerns regarding the purchase of cotton are the following; I he ltegal Shoe company agrees to pur chase a pound of cotton for each pair of shoes in the south. Last season's sales Indicate that about 400 bales will be ; taken In this way. The announcement is made In a letter from K. .1. Uliss. presi dent of the Regal Shoe compuny. The Age-Herald has received the fol lowing from tho Pyrene company of Ala ha mu; "We are jolnging the great buy-a-bals movement in each of the cotton growing states, thinking that this will give mats t«ul expression of our deepest sympathy for the southern farmer. The Pyrene com* puny of Alabama has been Instructed by its principals, tho Pyrene Manui'u'during compuny of New York, to purchase for their account one hale of ‘distress’ cotton at 10 cents per pound. Wo would like to have the grower call in person at otlr of fices, 330 Woodward building." Here Is Good News for Stomach Victims Some vary rcmnrkablo results arc be- '! inn ohlttln.il by trrtttlna stomach, liver Hint Intestlnul troubles with pure vege table oils, which caert a cleanelhff soot hi nk ami purlfylntr notion upon, the lower bowels, removing tho obstruction of poisonous focal matter uml gases and preventlnir their absorption by the . blood- This done, the food le allowed ’ free passage from the stomach, fermsn • tutlon ceases and stomach troubles a*“ iiulckly disappear. OcorB* H. Mayr, for twenty years a lcadln* Chicago druKBlst. cured himself and many of hie friends of atomsch. liver and Intestinal troubles of yoars’ standlnR by this treatment, and so suc cessful was the remedy ho devised that It has since been placed In the hands of druggists all over the country, whs have sold thousands of bottles. ThouBh alisolt *elv harmless, the ef fect of the medicine Is sufficient to con vince any one of Its remarkable effect iveness, ami within i(4 hours the suf ferer feels like a new person. Mayr’s Wonderful Htonmch Remedy Is now sold here by Kuirenc Jacobs' fn-us Store. 19(14 Second Ave.; Uernsy Ilrujr Co.. Knsley. Ala.