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9 ! - I I 1 ;> J_ __ ____ _ CAB OUT THREAT L,, ,i[Iim J H. L. Little Shoots Himself in Room in Exchange Hotel LEAVES TWO NOTES ✓ - - - One Addressed to His Mother and Other to Mrs. Essie White of Mo bile—Signed by Different Names !■ - H. L. Little, aged 28 years, an Insur ance solicitor, shot himself through the right temple with a ,38-callbre pistol about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon in his room at the Exchange hotel, at Twentieth street and Morris avenue. Death was practically Instantaneous. Police headquarters had been advised an hour earlier of the suicidal inten tions of the deceased by Officer Old ham. The police officer had beon In formed by Augustus Lewis, a negro porter at the hotel, that he had writ ten two notes dictated by Little at the point of a pistol and that Little was threatening suicide. No official cognizance of the report was taken by the police. While Officer Oldham and several others were discussing the peculiar ac tions of Little in the lobby of the ho tel, a shot was heard and someone said; "Well, he was a true sport; he fin ished what he said he was going to do.” The hotel habitues and officers im mediately ran to Little's room and found him outstretched in the bed. a dark splotch on tho side of his head and his hands twitching violently. In a moment this stopped and It was seen that Little was quite dead. Shaw's am buianed was summoned and the re l mains removed to the morgue for a I post mortem by Coroner C. I* Spain. Left Two Notes At police headquarters an examina tion of the effects of Little revealed the two notes written by the negro porter. The first was to his mother. Mrs. Manassas Little, who resides at 2620 Thirtieth avenue, North Birming ham. “My Dearest brother—No doubt you will think this is undue preparation. I’ve tried in all ways to end, but 1 am | now going to do It. I sincerely hope we will meet in the world to come if there is such a thing. "H. L. LITTLE.” The second note was addressed to Mrs. Essie White, a nurse at the Inge Bondurant sanatorium, of Mobile, and read: "Mrs. Essie White—No doubt you will think I am. taking something that 1 cannot give. According to the way I've bien treated I do not figure the fu ture much greater. I sincerely hope that some day you will become a man's wife | who will be proud of you. My kind est regards to the steward. “Receive this at the end. It will be the all of me. S. L. WHITE.” The police and Coroner Spain were rather puzzled by tl’.e notes and the two names used. They are at present in vestigating the Mobile end of the affair, and It is believed that Little, under the name of White, was married. In speaking of the Buicide of Little yesterday afternoon Coroner Spain said: "This man Little was very deliberate la his intentions to commit suicide. He summoned a negro porter, Gus Lewis, to his room about 3 o’clock and pointing a pistol at the negro he dictated two notes, and then chased the negro front the room with the information that he was going to kill himself. Reported Threats to Officer "The porter, scared, reported the ac tions of Little to the hotel clerk, who notiiied Officer Oldham. The officer tele phone to police headquarters, requesting instructions on what he should do, as it was reported that an irresponsible man was In the Exchange hotel flourishing a pistol and threatening to kill himself. "While the police were deliberating on what should be done. Little solved the problem by blowing out his brains. “It was known that Little was In an Ir responsible condition for D. S. Smith, who lives in the Exchange hotel, held a A. ahort conversation with him Just after * \the negro porter had been chaaed out of (Coatlaued ea Pace Slz) MR. ALLEN SAYS THE CITY COMMISSION FOUGHT SHY OF THE QUESTION OF TAXES Jefferson County Back Tax Commissioner Gives His Views on Changes Need ed to Remedy Matters REFERS ALSO TO THE BOARD OF REVENUE AND ITS ATTITUDE Favors Full Valuation on All Property and Separate Assessment of All Real Estate—Says Merchants and Corporations Are Excessively Taxed That equalization of taxes Is tre greatest need of the city and county in curing the financial ills is the opinion of Capt. J. V. Allen, back tax com missioner of Jefferson county. He fur ther asserts that the board of city commissioners has "fought shy" of co operation with the tax commissioner in the endeavor to arrive at a solution of the matter and that the board or revenue being perpetual candidates for re-election or for some other office are unconsciously biased against the gov ernment and in favor of the taxpayer. In the matter of assessments he de clares that It is the rule for some peo ple to acquire valuable property and to hold the same indefinitely for en hancement In value and "ride" the state and county for taxes, alleging that they derived no benefit from it, but were both unwilling to improve or to sell except at prohibitory prices. Captain Allen stated that the mer chants of the city as well as corpora tions are excessively taxed for ail kinds of privilege licenses by the city, coun ty and state, which, in his opinion, would be unnecessary if the holders of valuable property would pay their law ful part of the taxes. He favors separate asessments of real property. Improvements and personal property with a view of encouraging the building and general improvement of the city. He favors a full 100 per cent valuation on all property. 1-Ie states that "If the city of Birmingham rate be put at 10 mills on real prop erty and 614 mills on improvements and personal property it is my judg ment that sufficient revenue would re sult to provide for all Us require ments." Statement of Allen The statement of Captain Allen fol lows: "1 have been Interested in the dis cussion regarding the tax problem and the financial ills of Birmingham ap pearing in your paper from time to time and have thought possibly my ex perience in tax matters might be of some benefit in endeavoring to solvo the question. We will hardly ever at tain perfection in taxation and no mat ter what laws are passed, it will be Im possible to please all. My experience has convinced me that many large owners of property consider themselves in a measure immune from the full op eration of tax laws; If others pay taxes on 60 per cent valuation they are do ing their full shart when they pay 30 per cent (?), and I have come to think some are sincere in their posi tions. "One of the troubles of the system Is, that as a rule, boards of county commissioners have the final say as to values ard members of boards are hu man and, generally, being perpetual candidates for re-election or Borne oth er office are, unconsciously perhaps, biased against the government and in favor of the taxpayer. Then again, members of such boards have other and various duties to perform and cannot be chosen because of their proficiency in the performance of only one of the many duties Incumbent upon the of fice. In my judgment, they should he entirely relieved of the duty of equal ization. B. A. Thompson's suggestion for the appointment of appraisers, in my opinion, is a good one, and would tend greatly to a proper equaliza tion. "With regard to equalization of city values, I have endeavored to obtain the co-operation of the city commission here tofore: I considered it a matter the city was very much concerned In. However, they declined to lend any assistance; for some reason 'fought shy’ of the question. My idea was that the city appoint inde pendent appraisers to work In concert with the tax officials. “Another trouble with the law Is its ambiguity as to arriving at values of property: First, the clause as to cash value should be changed to ‘a reason able value' if sold on the usual terms of sale and possibly 'usual terms' Indicated because there is not one case in a hun dred possibly where all cash is paid for property. Second, references as to income, the assessment of adjoining or contiguous property, should be eliminated in my judgment; reasonable value should con sider ail facts and details. It is a rule for some people to acquire vacant, valu able property and hold for large en hancement in value, in the meantime riding the state, county and city for taxes, because of no income from it. At the same time, they' are unwilling to sell except (Costlsued oa Page Six) I r.S » '1 EXPECT RAIL MILL TO RUN UNTIL CHRISTMAS! Operations Will Resume To morrow—More Inquiries for Iron—Coal Market Is Also Showing Spirit Well informed industrial men believe that the rail mill, when it resumes tomor row, will be operated until Christmas eve, although the executive offices only give authority to the statement that the mill will operate one week. As stated a few days ago. the rail mill has orders for December require?nents which were so apportioned as to take care of the employes during the holidays. The officials felt that the employes would pre fer that arrangement. It developed yes terday that there have come to Birming ham some assurances that the situation Is more hopeful, hence the idea that the operations will be more extended than one week, as officially stated. It l.s generally known t[iat officials of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad [ company are more hopeful of better busi ness right now than they have been for sometime. They will not make any formal statement, but privately the opin ion is expressed that the clouds are break ing and that the prospects are decidedly more roseate than they have been for weeks past. The operations that are to be resumed ; tomorrow should not be confused with the j entire division at Ensley. It is well under stood that operations at all departments of the Ensley division excepting the rail mill have been good for the past few months. The rail mill is the only depart ment that has not been busy. In addition to the brightening of the situation affecting the rail mill, industrial conditions generally are assuming a bet ter outlook. It was said yesterday by well Informed men that inquiries for iron are more plehtiful than for some days past, while the coal market is showing some spirit. The price of iron here is be ing maintained rather stilly, and but for this it Is thought there would be large or ders given. The iron makers in Birming ham are determined to secure at least an even break for their products, else they will stack the yards full of pig Iron. As it is now. the buyers are endeavoring to force the makers to part with their iron at an unsatisfactory figure, which will not be countenanced, according :o the prevailing opinion. ATCHINSQN FOUND GUILTY BY JURY Convicted of Murder in Sec ond Degree—Given 10 Year Sentence The jury in the case of C. H. Atchin son. charged with the murder of Charles t Green at Mulga some months ago. re turned a verdict of guilty of murder In the second degree and fixed his punish ment at 10 years in the penitentiary. The verdict was returnee yesterday morn ing after the jury had oeen out all night deliberating on the case. When brought before Judge W. E. Fort ! to be sentenced yesterday morning his attorney, A. E. Arnold and Charles Cal houn, notified the court that an applica tion would be made for a new trial. Judge Fort sentenced the prisoner according to the verdict of the Jury, but suspended the sentence pending further litigation. Prisoners convicted during the week were sentenced yesterday morning Dy Judge Fort and Judge Greene. Several hold-over prisoners were sentenced as well as those tried lust week. Those sen tenced to the penitentiary weie: Pearl Mathews, robbery, 10 years; Clarke Har iris, murder, 50 years; John Glover, mur der, 13 years, sentence suspended pending appeal; Joe Holyfield. larceny from per son, three years; Robert Todd, murder, life imprisonment, sentence suspended pending appeal ; Ben Beason, larceny frorh person, one year and one day; Willie Brooks, murder, 50 years; Andrew Green, murder second degree, 25 years; Mary Alexander, robbery, 30 years; Savannah White, murder second degree, 10 years, sentence suspended pending appeal; Will Baker, murder, life imprisonment; Jim Clanton, assault with a weapon, five years: John Whittaker, burglary, four years; Fagan Pickett, burglary and grand larceny, five years. Those given jail sentences and hard la bor were: Emma Alexander, petit lar ceny, 60 days and cost, hard labor; Al bert Jones, carrying concealed pistol, 20 days and costs, hard labor; Sam Chat man, Walter Ford and George Caldwell, Sunday gaming, one nay m jail. 463 HORSES PASSED French Representatives Are Said to Have Spent Total of $100,000 Here The French government’s representa tives In this city buying horses for the allies of Europe have accepted 463 from Fles & Sons up to the present. The av erage price was not announced yesterday, but It was near $160. Thus far the French have spent In round numbers $100,000 In Birmingham for horses and feed and other expenses. The horses are being passed at Fles & Sons’ stable and then sent to the Ala bama Fair grounds, where they are being /housed and fed. Van after van of hay and other feedstuffs are carried to the fulrgrounds dully for the horses. It is stated that the French representatives will be here several days longer, and their total purchases will exceed 1000 horses. There is apparently a shortage In stock, for It is said some difficulty Is being ex perienced In getting good horses. Infor mation from a few neighboring states Is to the effect that foreign purchases of horses has been so great that the Na tional Guardsmen have no mounts for cav alry maneuvers. MUSICAL NOTES The Arlon club, which will give Its an nual concert at the Jefferson theatre next Tuesday night, will hold a special rehearsal at the Clark & Jones hall this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Wlegand orchestra will be heard In choice concert numbers at the Tut wller hotel this evening from 6:30 to 9 o'clock. The programme was published In full In Saturday's Age-Herald. At the Eleventh Avenue M. E. church this morning the mixed quartet will sing “There Is a Green Hill Far Away," by Johnson, and “Jesus, I M.V Cross Have Taken," by Brown. The special numbers at the evening service will be “Lift Up Your Heads," by Rogers, and “Nearer, My God, to Thee," by Adams. The Birmingham Choral rssoclatlon. Rienzi Thomas, director, will present Haydn's “Creation" Sunday afternoon, December 20. at the First Methodist church. There will be a ‘Creation" re hearsal In the basement of the First church next Thursday night at 8 o'clock. Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were yesterday recorded In the office of the probate judge: I. T. Ford, Birmingham, to Miss Von zette Smith. John Hall, Townley, to Miss Annie Hancock. Oda Caddell, Warrior, to Miss Martha Roberts. Frank L. Young. Birmingham, to Miss Myrtle Viola Allen. e HUNDREDS PAY EASE Impressive Funeral Services at Southside Home—In terment in Elmwood Hundreds of Birmingham's foremost men, with bared heads, stood lacing a bleak December wind yesterday morn ing while the funeral service of the Epis copal church was recited over the re mains of the late D. M. Drennen, one of Birmingham's leading merchants. His sudden death from heart failure on the Country club golf links occurred Thurs day afternoon. The funeral services were held at the residence, and despite the spaciousness of the reception rooms and hallway of the Drennen home at Five Points, there was j an insufficient amount of space to ac commodate the large number of friends1 present. The front porch was crowded.' while around about the yard and on the walks there stood scores of well-known citizens. Traffic in front of the homo was at a standstill, while the funeral was being held. The Rev. Willoughby N. Claybrook, rec tor of St. Mary'e-on-the-Highlands, of which the late Mr. Drennen was senior warden, read the service. Floral offerings were sent by hundreds of friends, among which were beautiful wreaths and designs from the Overland Automobile company, the children of the Episcopal church home in Mobile, the Young Men's Christian association, of which he was a director; the Jefferson County Bank directors, the Sunday school children of St. Mary's church, the Bir mingham Railway. Eight and Power com pany, the employes of Drennen company and of the automobile department, the Sperry-Hutchlnson company, St. Mary’s Aid society, the students and instructors of the University High school, the vestry of St. Mary's church and the vestry of St. Andrew's church. At the services yesterday morning the directors of the Young Men's Christian as sociation and of the Jefferson County Savings bank and the vestrymen of St. Mary’s church, attended in a body. Aside from the official bodies present, the mer chants of Birmingham were practically all at the funeral. At a meeting held Friday afternoon the merchants agreed to close their stores yesterday between the hours of 10 o’clock and 11 o’clock, while the funeral was In progress. Male Chorus of 60 Voices to Be Heard Tuesday. Assisting Artists The Arion club, a male chorus organiza tion of 60 voices, under the directorship of Rlenzt Thomas, will give a grand con cert at the Jefferson theatre next Tues day night, December *. The club will be assisted by Miss Abigail Crawford, piano; C. R. Klenk. violin; W. Gclgenberger, 'cello, and Mrs. Laurens Block, piano. The Arion club took a prominent part In the music festival last spring, and will be equally prominent In the fostlval next spring. It Is not only numerically stronger than ever, but It is eald to be In finer form. N'o male chorus In the south ranks so high. As there has been a large demand for tickets, a full house is expected. The proceeds will be given to the Music Study club for the open air music fund. The concert begins at S:15 o’clock. The pro gramme follows; (a) Landsighting. (Grieg); (b) Dainty Dorothea (DeKoven), Orion club—J. W. Cox, Soloist. (a) Lullaby (KJerulf); (b) Calm as the Night (Bohm), Arion club—.T. D. McGill, soloist. Un Soaplro (Liszt)—Miss Abigail Craw ford. (a) The Monk of the Mountain (Bui* lard); (b) Arise, My Love (Hawley), Arion club—G. H. Crain, soloist. 2mA Trio—Op. 72 (Godard), violin, Mr. Kleak; cello, Mr. Gelgenberger; piano, Mrs. Laurens Block. Annie Laurie (Arr. by Dudley Buck)— Arion club. Premiere Ballade (Chopin)—Miss Abigail Crawford. Hymn to Apollo (Brewer), Arion club— J. T. MacKenzIe, accompanist. For Grip, Influenza, Coughs, Sore Throat COLDS Two size*, 25c and 51.00, at all drug gists or mailed. Humphreys* Homeo. Medicine Co., 15V William Street, New Tork.—Advertise ment ELECTRICAL SUPPLY JOBBERS WILL MEET HERE TUESDAY WITH LARGE ATTENDANCE Over 300 Dealers From All Over Country Will Be Here—First Arrivals Yesterday RUSH EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN EARNEST ON MORNING TRAIN Many Past Jupiters of Order of Jove Will Be Here—Number of Enter tainments Planned by Oscar Turner and Committee. Official Programme The convention of the Electrical Sup ply Jobbers' Association of the United States meets in Birmingham Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week. It means the bringing here of upward of 300 of the largest Jobbers of electrical goods In the country. Already more than 200 rooms have been engaged at the Tut wiler, where the business sessions of the convention will be held, and many of those who come will be accompanied their wives. The convention comes to Birmingham largely through the efforts of Oscar v,. Turner, who attended the last convention of the Jobbers In St. Louis. Many entertainment features have been provided, among them being an automo bile ride through residential Birmingham, a trip through industrial Birmingham, a barbecue, a reception at the Country club, and the cabaret and smoker at the News paper club Tuesday night. For the ladles a visit to the Lyric, card parties and other forms of entertainment will be provided. in attendance upon the convention will be about half of the past Jupiters of the Jovian order, an organisation of elec trical men. Homer Neisz, present Jupiter of the order, has notified Oscar C. Turner that he will be present. Among the for mer heads of the Jovlans who will be here this week are Past Jupiters Robert son. Kirkland. Matthews, Turner and Watts. Jovian* Well Represented The Order of Jove wus formed about 16 years ago in Texas. A few years later it was made an international organiza tion. When its 1010 annual meeting was held in Birmingham there were less than 5000 members. It now has a membership of more than 18,000. Charlie Newning of i Texas wrote the tenets of the order. It is probable lie will not be in attendance at the coming convention of electrical men. Practically every member of the Electrical Supply Jobbers' association is also a member of the Jovian order, and the coming of so many of its past Jupi ters has added interest for them. Among those who will be in attendance at the convention are D. H. Braymer, ed itor of Electrical Engineering, which for merly was the Southern Electrician. The magazine is published in Atlanta. Mr. Braymer probably will have two assistants with him and the meeting of electrical men will be reported fully in his publica tion. Charles F. White, president of the George H. Buckminster company of Chi cago, will be in attendance. Mrs. White' will accompany him. Mr. White is said to he ono of the best known men in the east to the electrical fraternity, and has a large number of friends. Thomas G. Grier, head of the company which bears his name in Chicago, will be in attendance upon the convention. Mr. Grier is one of the largest manufacturers of electrical goods In the United States. W. K. Herstein, president of the Elec trical Supply company of Memphis, will be in Birmingham during the convention for the purpose of helping to entertain the delegates. In a letter to a friend in Birmingham, Mr. Herstein says that he feels the south has been honored by the coming to Birmingham of the Electrical Supply Jobbers’ association, and feels that other southern cities should have a hand in entertaining them, notwithstanding the fact that Birmingham gets the convention. Mrs. Herstein will accompany her hus band. First Arrivals Here Members of tlio association begun to arrive in Birmingham last night. The rush Is expected to begin this morn ing when a large party will arrive to play a round of golf at the Roebuck and Country club links, their badges being enough to obtain all courtesies at all the clubs. The arrivals last night were Har ry I.uous and Jack Uarron of the Phil adelphia Electrlo company, a depart ment of the street railway system of that city. They were met at the sta tion by Mr. Turner. Mr. Lucus and Mr. Garron both said that the invitation to Birmingham attracted wide interest when It was given and that the mem bers of the association anticipated a most enjoyable trip south. Mr. Lucus stated that there would be no less than 300 members here If Indications were borne out. This morning Franklin Overbaugh of Chicago, general secretary of the as sociation, will arrive and will open headquarters at the Tutwiler hotel to morrow morning for registration and for the transaction of all other busi ness with the secretary and his as sistants. All business sessions of the convention will be held In the ball room on the second floor. It Is stated that W. A. Hopkins of Columbus, O., president of the Lrnor Hopkins company; W. W. Low of Chi cago, M. B. Austin of Chicago, in ad dition to Mr. I.ucub and Mr. Garron, will b« here today to piny a round of golf. The day is expected to be fea tured with the arrival of many dele gates from Chicago, Columbus, Phil adelphia, New York, Atlanta and Rich mond. At the Tutwiler hotel yesterday Les lie Fairchleld, assistant manager In charge of assignment of rooms for the Visitors, said that the reservations were heavy. On November 18 Mr. Fair child gave to The Age-Herald a list of registrations which indicated that at least 225 persons would be at the Tutwiler. Since that time there has been many additions. The social feature of the first day’s meeting will be the entertainment for the men at the Birmingham Newspaper club. They will ho given a smoker be ginning at 9 o'clock. Secretary Dain eron and Mr. Turner expect about 200 to attend the smoker. On the same night the ladles will be entertained at the Lyric theatre. Entertainment Programme The programme Includes a party at the Roebuck club, a visit by the ladles to the Newspaper club roof garden cafe, a party at the Country club and on Thursday, the last day, there Is to be a trip to the properties ot the Ten SEALS BEING SOLD ALL OVER COUNTY Ensley Forces Active and Pupils of Schools Doing Fine Volunteer Work D. M. Lewis of Ensley, who Is a mem ber of the literary board, has undertaken the formation of a committee to sell Red Cross seals In his section of Birmingham. If Bessemer does well, Ensley will try to run a good race also. It Is believed that the women of Ensley will heartily take up the matter. The visiting nurse work favors no part of Jefferson county more than another within the radius of street car servlet. Patients come from all the aera. Ilence all portion* of the population may well be expected to make this hard Christmas phenomenally good for the association. Earnest work Is al ready being done, said B. F. Ezekiel, and there is room for men, as well as women, in the worker's ranks. Seals are on sale everywhere. Among the latest forces are Mrs. Blackwell In North Birmingham. Mrs. Ch&ppel Cory at East Lake, and Mrs. L. 8. Reiman of West End. All phone orders will he is sued immediately. Seals bought over the phono In Bessemer or Ensley or any other area of the county will be credited to the local committee. Two volunteer teams of girls were at work all Saturday morning at the high school In preparing the first 6000 envel opes, each envelope containing five seals. There will be distributed in sufficient quantities to every school on December 14. Other envelopes containing 30 seals will also bo available. A handsome bangle badge will be given to every pupil purchasing seals. Those who dispose of 100 or more will have honorable mention and a membership In the association for the year. Last year 93 pupils so earned their membership cards. The Birmingham method of co-operation between the school authorities and tho antl-tuberculosls forces was explained at the first southern conference Just held at Atlanta, In a paper presented by Dr. George Eaves. It elicited a good deni of attention and the hearty praise of na tional leaders like Dr. Hatfield, the secre tary, and Dr. Philip P. Jacobs, assistant secretary of the National Association for the prevention of Tuberculosis. WORK TO START SOON ON FREE DISPENSARY Dr. Denny Here Yesterday Conferring With Local Physicians Regard ing Matter It Is probable that a contract will b« let soon for tho construction of tho free dispensary to bo erected on tho corner of Avenue F and Nlnteentli street by tho University of Alabama and local sub scribers. Dr. George H. Denny, who was hero yesterday, conferred with several local physicians about tho beginning of the work. A committee raised *60,00(1 here In a campaign for the erection of the univer sity free dispensary and has collected about half that sum. It Is stated that the work will be started soon and that It will be pushed to completion. Dr. Denny stated yesterday that the outlook for the dispensary was very rood nessee Coal, Iron and Railroad com pany. The official programme follows'. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 8. 9:00 a. m„ registrations, ground floor, Tutwller; W. A. Hopkins, chairman registration committee; H. W. Kilken ny, W. R. Hersteln, Charles Doen, Charles Burney. Badge, which will be given, will ad mit without further cards to all the clubs, golf links, In the city. Tho thea tre party, smoker and ball. 10:30 a. m., meeting; central divi sion, eastern division. 11.00 a. m„ general meeting, ball room. second floor hotel, open for all ladies and gentlemen; be sure and go. 4:30 p. m„ ladles' tea, Southern club. 4:30 p. m., meeting Jobbers, second floor Tutwller hotel. 8:00 p. m„ ladles, theatre party, I.yrlo theatre. « 9:00 p. m., press club, cabaret and smoker for men; tendered by tho Bir mingham Newspaper club. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9. 9:00 a. m„ special street cars will leave hotel for Roebuck Golf and Au tomobile club. 10:16 a. m., meeting of Jobbers; man ufacturers and guests begin golf tour nament. 11:00 a. m„ ladles visit roof garden of press club. 1:00 p. m., barbecue for all, ladles coming out on special cars leaving press club at 12, noon. 2:00 p. m„ golf tournament; prises offered by the association. 3:00 p. m., ladles' card party: prizes offered by the local committee. 8:30 p. m.. reception tendered by the Country club. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10., a. m., street cars leave for Coun try club. 10:00 a. in., tennlB tournament: golf links open to any who desire to use them. 10:00 a. m„ meeting of Jobbers. 13:30 p. m., ladles’ luncheon at Coun try club. 2:15 p. m„ sharp, steam railroad cars leave Louisville and Nashville terminal station for trip through the industrial district of Birmingham. By courtesy of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Rail road company. INTINERARV. Leave Louisville and Nashvlllo sta tion at 2:li p. m.; arrive Edgewater 3 p. m.: leave Edgewater 3:30 p. in.; ar rive steel plant 3:45 p. m.: leave by product plant, 4.05 p. m.; arrive wire company, 4:30 p. m.; leave wire com pany plant 6 p. m.; arrive Birmingham 5:30 p. in. MINED CUE TRUCK STARTS TRIP OVER DIStRICTMONDAY Will Give Instruction to Miners Who Are Unable to Make the Trip to Central Station It Is announced that the mine rescue auto truck of the United States bureau of mines rescue station at Birmingham will be tAken to Dolomite tomorrow for the purpose of giving training in first aid and mine rescue work. The truck will remain at the mine of the Woodward Iron company until December 12. From December 14 to 19 the truck will be at Mulga. and after that date other engagements will bo arranged. The truck, which Is In charge of W. T. Burgess, foreman, Is the only one of Its kind in the United States. It was pur chased by the bureau of mines In order to enable rescue men to reach promptly any mine In the Birmingham district in case of disaster, with the hope of saving minors w'ho might polish were succor de layed even a few minutes, and in order to train at the mines when off shift those miners who do tyot find It convenient to leave their work to visit the station at Birmingham. The truck can carry to a mine disaster 10 rescue men, with the necessary artificial breathing apparatus and first aid supplies, which weigh In the aggregate nearly a ton, and are too heavy for quick and efficient transporta tion by wagon. The truck Is able to reach in a little over an hour any min*# in the district. TRAFFIC MEN TO MEETNEXT WEEK Southeastern Passenger As sociation Will Meet Here December 15 and 16 Announcement was made yesterday that the Southeastern Passenger association will meet In Birmingham December 15 and 16. The meeting will be attended by representatives of every railroad in fhe southeastern territory to the num ber of about 40. The headquarters will be at the Tutwiler hotel, where the meet ing will be held. This Is the first time In years that j the association has met In Birmingham. The members of the association are every one men of affairs and their work In the adjustment of passenger tariffs over the south. They will take up at the Birmingham meeting passenger tariffs of Importance and it Is very likely that slight increases will be made. Members of the association will be ex tensively entertained while In the city. Incorporations The following certificate of incorpora tion was yesterday recorded in the offics of the probate judge: $1000—Valley Realty company. G. W. Yuncey, president; R. L. Lange, vies president; If. Y. Webb, secretary. SCALY, ITCHING . On Face. Skin Red and Irritated. Burned Like Everything. Scalp Crusted, Face Disfigured. Used Cuticura Soap and Ointment. In One Month Sound and Well. K. F. D. No. 1, Box 42, flan Antonio. Tex.—"My trouble l>egan with a breaking out on the face. There would be a rough scaly Itching and dead skin formed on my face. Then it would leave the skin red and irritated and would burn like everything. My scalp was all crusted and my face was greatly disfigured. The dry crust formed on my face and would got red and Irritated. My hair did not fail out but little white blisters formed ou the scalp and it was pretty sore. " I used different kinds of remedies but they failed to do me any good so cue day 1 noticed the Cuticura advertisement hi the paper and made up my mind to tr; them. I started using them as directed aud was relieved of that burning aud crusting at once. In one month my face and head were i sound aud well." (Signed) A. C. Small, Jan. 31, 1914. Samples Free by Mail If you wish a skin clear of pimples and blackheads, hands soft aud white, hair live and glossy, aud scalp free from dandruff and Itching, begin to-day the regular use of Cutl cura Soap for the toilet, bath and shampoo, assisted by an occasional light application of Cuticura Ointment. Although Cuticura Soap and Ointment are sold everywhere, a sample of each with 82-p. Skin Book will bo sent free upon request. Address post-card: !*Cuticura, Dept. T. Boston."