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Check It’s the safe way, the mod ern way, the way which leads to an ever increasing bank account. Checking accounts are not for business houses alone, but for fanners, professional people, salaried men and women—for all who have money dealings. All are invited to start an account with this bank. The First National Bank Capital and Surplus $3,000,000 4 Par Cant Interact on Savings Compounded Quarterly M-' - CHANDLER SAYS THE L & N. IS PLANNING BIG SHOPS AT BOYLES Quotes Executive Officers As Saying $1,000,000 Will Be Spent If Town Is Not Incorporated . sw■ That plans have been drawn for the con struction of shops at Boyles by tho Louis ville and Nashville railroad, involving more than $1,000,000, was a statement made here yesterday by E. G. Chandler, who quoted an executive officer as having fbude the statement here a few days ago. Mr. Chandler said that the plans had been arranged and that they would be carried out unless a few persons at Boyles suc ceeded inHncorporating Boyles at an elec tion to be held January 5. Mr. Chandler Paid that tho Louisville and Nashville management had gone to Boyles in order to be out of the confines of an incor porated town and had made that section of Blrmlnghani extremely valuable, and the ownership of land there highly profit able. He said, however, that a few men at Boyles wanted to incorporate the place arid that the Louisville and Nashville was very much against such a step. “The Louisville and Nashville has now plans for building car shops at Boyles for the manufacture of steel cars, which •will involve over $1,000,000,” said Mr. Chan dler yesterday. “B. M. Starks, general manager of the Louisville and Nashville, told me this last week when he was in Birmingham. However, Mr. Starks told me positively that this would not be clone if a few men at Boyles persisted in their plans to incorporate the place. The company is a very good friend tu this district, and I sincerely trust this additional $1,000,000 will not be lost to this community. “The plan to incorporate Boyles is op posed by George B. Tarrant, Dr. F. T. Tarrant and others interested' in various holdings in that section. I am informed that only a few persons are interested in incorporating the place.” It was added that the Louisville and Nashville shops at New Decatur were exempt from the incorporated town, and it has been made plain to local persons that if the tdw’n of Boyles is incorporated the new shops here will more than likely be erected in Decatur. Local men inter ested in the advancement of Boyles are working very hard to persuade those in teresting themselves in the incorporation movement to abandon that plan in the interest of the general advancement and upbuilding of the community in which the Louisville and Nashville should nat urally play a very important part. FAMOUS CASE RECALLED Christmas Greeting From J. F. Shipp, Former Chattanooga Sheriff Christmas greeting received yesterday by local friends from Capt. J. F. Shipp, former sheriff at Chattanooga, recall the famous contempt ease against Captain Shipp in which he was sentenced to jail for contempt of the United States su preme court. It grew' out of the lynch ing of a negro at Chattanooga when Captain Shipp was sheriff. His case at tracted nation-W'ide interest and Ills in carceration in Washington was made the basis for newspaper articles in ail parts of the country. Captain Shipp, to friends, says in a Christmas card: "When my ship lay stranded on the banks of the Potomac it was your en couragement that kept her afloat. "When in prison you visited me and by your precious manages of sympathy gave me courage to bear unjust incar ceration with a cheerful heart and un broken spirit. Now from a peareful an chorage on the Tennessee at my coun try home “Lookout Fla ce,#' under the shadows of Lookout mountain, I extend to you my grateful remembrance of your ’ encouraging words during the holiday season of 1909-10 when I so much needed them. Most sincerely, “J. F. SHIPP, Ex-Sheriff. “Chattanooga, Christmas, 1914.” WEAKLEY THINKS BIRMINGHAM IS NOT HURT BY DECISIONS Former Counsel for State In Rate Cases Discusses the Commission’s Action COMMENT IS MADE BY OTHER CITIZENS Weakley Says Coal Operators Are Pleased and at Same Time Rail roads Are Not Dissatisfied With Coal Rates __ I “Birmingham came out well in the rail road commission decision.” “I think on the coal rate decisions the railroads will be very much dissatislled.” “Viewed broadly, the industrial com panies won.” The above quotations are from Judge Samuel D. Weakley, counsel for the Coal Operators’ association here, who appeared for the operators in the rate cases de cided Monday by the state railroad com mission. He said yesterday that only in the Anniston group decision did the railroads secure a very substantial vic tory, and of course that decision was not of supreme importance to this district. Will Not Hurt Birmingham “The decision viewed broadly will not hurt Birmingham,” said Judge Weakley. “The two most important propositions were the advances to Decatur and Hunts ville, which were denied by the commis sion. The next was a request to increase coke rates to Ironaton and Alabama City, which affected the industrial companies 13 the extent of $22,500 per year. This was denied, and saves those two companies that sum of money. The third denial was in the interest of the companies on tne Empire branch of the Frisco of 6 cents per ton. That denial was extremely Im portant to the companies in that section. The commission also denied the request of the Louisville and Nashville to increase the rate into Birmingham of 10 cents per ton on coal. So it would appear that we came out well industrially in the decision. I am informed that the coal operators here and furnace companies are not at a’l displeased with the decision, although of course I do not know about that. “The only thing we lost was in the de cision by the committee to permit the Anniston group cities to pay 50 cents on coal as against 70 .cents for the general public. The commission atyowed the in dustrial companies to withdraw’ that rate. The commission in that decision I do not think materially hurt this district. “The general outcome of the light was very gratifying -to me of counsel for the operators, and in the outcome I see no cause for complaint of dissatisfac tion. 1 am not familiar with the classi fication changes made as I did not enter that case. I cannot, therefore, give an opinion as to the effects of that. The commission did one other thing and that was denied some requests for decrease of rates. 1 only mention this in passing as I was not in that case.” Judge Weakley w'rs optimistic over the result, and his views were coincided with by several citizens yesterday, who w'ere asked for an opinion by Age-Herald rep resentatives. Some expressions follow: Expressions By Other Citizens J. W. McQueen of the Sloss company: “1 prefer not to make any statement Just now. I have not received the official data. I may make a statement later on if it is desired.” William M. Walker: “I think the com mission acted wisely in granting the rates. The Louisville and Nashville made out a good case evidently, and I think the action commendable. It was strik ingly similar to the interstate commerce commission decision.” Robert Jemison, Jr.: “At this time I think it wise to help out the carriers and the industrial companies. I am of the opinion that the railroad commissioners would not have acted unwisely at this time. The decision is not the one pro l hlbiting this district entrance to ports and was not the one resisted by the coal operators. It affects the Louisville and Nashville only and I think it very good. ’ Walter Moore: “The rates we were so Interested in as coal operators were won by our side. The decision granting the commodity increase was more or less local to the Louisville and Nashville. Tne in creases do not affect iron companies or coal companies in those places they now reach, and do not affect the larger con cerns whatever. The Louisville and Nash ville, it is held; made out a very good case.” Former Gov. B. B. Comer: “I do not care to comment on that decision now. However, I may make a statement later on.” No Municipal Dance Commissioner George Ward stated yes terday that through a mistake some where the report that a municipal dance would be held Christmas Eve or Christ night in the city hall armory had been made, and asked that a statement be pub , lished to the effect that there would be i no such performance. * I I j } * * LOCAL PHI DELTS MEET TO CONSIDER FINAL DETAILS ____ Local members of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity hosts to the national conven tion. beginning Monday, met at the Tut wiler last night to talk over the details of the convention plans. It was an nounced that the opening session would be held in the ballroom of the Tutwiler at 10 a. m. next Tuesday. Gen. Louis V. Clarke, president of the local alumni, will preside. It was*announeed that the speakers will include the governor of Alabama, Dr. George H. Denny, president of the Uni versity of Alabama, and Dr. O. C. Thach. president of Auburn, on behalf of the educational institutions the state; \\ il liam W. Brandon of Tuscaloosa, national head of the Signa Alpha Epsilon frater nity, and Hugh Morrow' and James Weatherly for the city of Birmingham. The Rev. Willis G. Clark will offer the invocation. It was also announced that Joseph Mudd, assistant city attorney had been elected delegate to the convention by the local chapter. • The local men are busy gutting the final details in shape for the meeting. They expect about 800 to attend the meet ing, which will be far the largest num ber of college men ever received in Bir mingham for a fraternity meeting of any kind. "We are well pleased with the outlook," said Monroe B. Banier, one of the committee. "Indications arc that the meeting will be highly successful ami that a very large crowd will be on hand. All of the committeemen are working hard for the success of the meeting, ami we are having the co-operation of many local citizens not members of the fra ternity." The officers of the Birmingham chapter ! are: Gen. L. V. Clark, president; Joseph 1 P. Mudd, vice president; It. G. Thach. secretary, and Al. C. Garber, treasurer. The publicity committee is composed of Monroe B. Banier, Bern Price, Oliver Cox, George B. Watkins, W. S. Mudd ami Robert Chadwick. The chairmen of the subcommittee are as follows: Dr. Miles A. Watkins, dance arrangements; William M. Walker, ban quet committee; Dr. J. E, Dedman. smoker committee; J. H. McCary, trans portation; Hunter Smith, entertainment of visiting ladies, and Robert .Temison. Jr., on hotel arrangements. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••*••« EXTENSIVE CHANGES GIVEN OUT BY L. & N. Practically Every Through Train Affected By Sched ule Alterations Were Announced Yesterday Announcement made yesterday by the Louisville and Nashville as to schedule changes on that line, effective I>ecem ber 27, or Sunday, next, include prac tically every through train operating on this division. The changes as announced i a few days ago did not carry the in formation that, practically the entire service was to undergo a change. It was announced, for instance, yes terday that train No. 8 or the midnight train north from Montgomery through Birmingham to Nashville would originate in Birmingham instead of coming from Montgomery. The train now leaving here at midnight will leave shortly be fore midnight and operate to Nashville. The mail service on that train from Montgomery will be brought to Birming ham on the train leaving Montgomery at 4 o’clock p. rn., and arriving here at 7:45 o’clock. Train No. 7 which usually leaves Nash ville about 9 o’clock p. m., and arrives here at. 4 o’clock a. m., will stop in Bir mingham instead of continuing to Mont-» gomery. This train is the companion train of No. 8 which is discontinued be tween Montgomery and Birmingham. The other changes, as announced, fol low : Train No. 2, northbound, will arrive in Birmingham at 12:40 o'clock p. m. in stead of 12:10 o’clock, and will depart at 12:40 p. m., 30 minutes later than at pres ent. Fast train No. 3, southbound, will ar rive in Birmingham at 3:02 o’clock and depart at 3:15 o’clock instead of 3:40 o’clock as is now the schedule. This makes the train 25 minutes earlier, than at present. This train will serve sta tions between here and Montgomery which the Montgomery accommodation was accustomed to serve. Local train No. 9 for Montgomery will leave Birmingham at 6 o’clock a. m. in stead of 6:20 a. m. as at present. Local train No. 10 from Montgomery will reach here at 7:45 p. m., 30 minutes later than now. No changes are announced for fast train No. 4, northbound, departing at 8:40 p. m„ or fast train No. 1, leav ing, southbound, at 8:40 o’clock a. m. Trains 7, 8, 11 and 12 will be discon tinued between Birmingham and Mont gomery. AMUSEMENTS "Seven Keys to Baldpate” “Seven Keys to Baldpate" is the un usual title of the latest farce Colian & Harris will present at the Jefferson theatre Christmas matinee and night and the following day matinee and night, with the original New York and Chicago cast of players. It is a com bination of farce, satire, mystery, thrills, melodrama and a thousand laughs, all made into the best play that has so far come from the prolific Cohan pen. To quote William iiallo well Magee, the hero of it all. “tieven Keys to Baldpate" is a wild, thrilling tale for “the tired business man's tired wife." Chases after fortune, crooked politicians double crossing each other and a charming adventuress who triple crosses the lot of them. It is all very interesting. Mr. Cchan has clothed it with a mantle cf mys tery that makes the advancement of the plot a thrilling tale indeed and for good measure he has punctuated it with many laughs. There are plenty of good seats for both matinee and night Christmas and the following day that have not been sold. At the Lyric It appears now as if every scat in the Lyric will be filled to its capacity for the matinee Christmas afternoon as the advance sale of “tickets i.| large. Children by the hundreds are expected to attend this performance and the matinee Saturday to see Corradini's menagerie with the trained zabras, dogs, elephants and horse. CHRISTMASDAY MASSES There Will * Be Five at St. Paul’s. Collection For Orphans In the Catholic church the day before Christmas-la a fast day. As Father Coyle, the rector of St. Paul’s, urges all the faithful of his parish to receive communion on Christmas day four priests will be kept busy hearing confessions tills afternoon and tonight. The Christ mas day masses at St. Paul's will be at 6:30. 7:30, 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30 o'clock. The last will be a solemn high mass. In all the Catholic churches a special collection will be taken for the orphans at the Christmas masses. Markstein Bros. To Give Away Hats An unusual offer In keeping with the Christmas spirit has been made to the women of Birmingham by Markstein Bros., 2107 First avenue. On Christmas day from the hours of 10 until 12 o'clock a hat will lie given any womun needing one who will call at the store. It Is announced that a plentiful supply Is on hand, and that no one who applies will be disappointed. FANCY MIXED CANDY FOUR POUNDS 23c FRENCH CREAMS 2 UBS. FOR 25c. BUTTON'S. 8D AYE. OPPOSITE BIJOU. NOAH THOMAS DIES ATDAUGHTER’SHOME -.. Was Friend of McKinley and Hanna and Prominent In Ohio Politics Noah Thomas, aged 82 years, died yes terday uafternoon about 5 o'clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Alice T. Brown, 1812 Cottonwood avenue. The late Mr. Thomas had been in de clining health for the past two years. In the death of Mr. Thomus. one of the old republican stalwarts of Ohio pussed away. The deceased, while compara tively unknown in Birmingham, was one of the most familiar and well known figures 111 the political world of Ohio in the past quarter of a century. He was a personal friend of the late President McKinley, Mark Hanna and former Sen ator William Foraker. In his day lie held many political offices and was for many years warden of the federal peni tentiary at Columbus, O. Mr. Thomas was born In North Caro lina, and was related to tile Duke fam ily. In his early life lie left the south and settled at London, in Madison county, O. His residence at Ixindon was maintained until his death. in the civil war Mr. Thomas fought with the northern armies and at Coal Harbor lost an arm. Following the war Mr. Thomas entered politics as an ar dent republican and the active sup porter of Mark Hanna and William Mc Kinley. In the political campaigns of the last 35 years, Mr. Thomas played an important part. Mr. Thomas is survived by his daugh ter, Mrs. Alice T. Brown, two sons, Noah Thomas, Jr., and John B. Thomas Two other daughters. Mrs. Clyde Thomas ol’ London. O., and Mrs. George Thomp son of Cincinnati, survived. The remains of Mr. Thomus will be sent to London. O., this afternoon for Interment by the Johns Undertaking company. GARY STATEMENT I Refusal to Reduce Wages Is Given Very optimistic Interpretation The announcement by Judge Elbert H. Gary of the Steel corporation that no wages would be cut In the tanks of the Steel corporation was received here with deep interest yesterday. In some quarters the most optimistic interpretation of the statement was to tile effect that the declination of tha Steel corporation to reduce wages in dicated that the officials held high hopes as to the future and did not want to disturb the organization and the wage scales during a temporary lull. The scale paid by the Steel corpora tion is probably the highest of any Industrial organization in this country. WHO SCORED? Police officials were wondering last night whether B. Aden Thompson, the real estate man, had a joke on them or whether it was vice versa. The con sensus of opinion seemed to be that Mr. Thompson had scored. S. II. Brown, the policeman on the heat on Twenty-first street discovered Mr. Thompson’s office at 322 North Twenty-first street, open and a safu inside with yawning doors. He hastened to a telephone and notified Mr. Thomp son. “Aw,” said tlie latter sleepily, “Aw, well, close up tile safe and Bhut the door," and Mr. Thompson hung up to the amazement of the policeman. Brown, being a conscientious officer, was in a quadary. It was an unprec edented experience for him. So ho de cided to seek counsel of a brother po liceman. Naturally he selected George Harvlll, acting desk sergeant. Harvill, also being u conscientious of ficer, after considerable cogitation, came to the conclusion that Mr. Thomp son had not completely grasped the situation and decided to give him an other chance. So he again telephoned the news to Mr. Thompson. “Is that so?” was the latter’s some what ruffled rejoinder at being awak ened the second time. “Well, there’s nothing In that safe so close it and the office, and don’t bother me ngain.” This is what caused the policemen to speculate: at least. It Is their version —approximately. Incorporation The following certificate of Incor poration was yesterday recorded in the office of the probate judge: 35000—Hotel Supply company; J. H. Nowmon, president; H. F. Berton, sec retary and treasurer; Charles Warren, director. POH THE CONVENIENCE OK ITS DEPOSITORS THE FIRST NATIONAI, BANK WILL REMAIN OPEN TODAY FROM 4 P. X. TO 9 P. X. BOWIE HAS NOT VET DECIDED UPON HIS THREE COMMITTEES May Not (let the Personnel Completed Until Sometime Tomorrow Night ARE CONFRONTED BY AN IMPORTANT TASK Committee On Temporary Relief Will Have the Easiest Job as Rond Is sue Seems Absolutely Necessary S. .7. Bowie, chairman of the committee of ritizens named for the purpose of reaching a practical solution of Birming ham’s financial problem, announced last night that he had not completed the ap pointment of the three subcommittees which are expected to do the work of the campaign. ”t am taking great care in making the appointment," raid Mr. Bowie, "and it is, therefore, necessary to proceed slowly, in the first place, I am anxious that overy subdivision of Greater Birmingham he represented. In the second place, I am anxious that a representative or every idea, bearing on the subject, he repre sented. It Is probable that I will not complete the appointment prior to to morrow night.” As is known, Mr. Bowie will name one subcommittee to probe the affairs of tiie city government, another to devise soms plan for immediate relit C for Birming ham, and another to devise a plan for permanent relief. Current Indebtedness One Million The city of Birmingham has a current Indebtedness of about $1,000,000. Tills sum will I lave to be paid, ns bar been pointed out, and tiie bulk of it in January. Un less some money Is raised, great distress might befall the municipality, and It has been hinted that it might be necessary to dose down some of tlio city’s schools, The subcommittee to bo named for the purpose of devising a plan for the im mediate relief of tile city, will face :i simple task, it is said. That subcommit tee will have no other recourse, it is pointed out, titan to advocate a bond issue In the sum of $1,000,000. City authorities contend that if the cut rent accounts are settled, money in excess of present amounts to he ob tained through the plan for permanent relief, will guarantee not only the city's ability to care for itself in the future, but the payment, In 30 years, of the bond ed indebtedness. The subcommittee to be appointed for the purpose of probing the affairs of the city government, may reach a con clusion that in some departments, there 1h more or less extravagance practiced, but that were certain amounts saved In each department, little towards the re lief of Birmingham would be accom plished. it is practically certain tlHU this > ubeonimlttee will give tiie city a clean hill of health, and will not recommend the cripling of any of the departments of the government. To Consider Three Schemes Tiie work of the campaign will be ac complished by the subcommittee to be named for tiie purpose of devising a plan for tiie permanent relief of the city gov ernment. Three seh mes will lie consid ered, the one to equalize taxation; that is, apprehend the individuals who assess their property at a figure below its real value: the other, to Increase the rate of taxation, and the third, to create Bir mingham county under a government by present municipal authorities. Inasmuch as the legislature will appoint, ;n all probability, an equalization board, it Is probable that the subcommittee win reach the conclusion that this city should nap its share of the benefit from the work of the state board, and proceed to acquire other relief in other directions. It is believed, therefore, that two plans will be considered—deeply and seriously considered. To these two plans there Is considerable opposition, though each, of course, has Its advocates. The people of Birmingham, were It left to them, would vote down a proposition, it is believed, providing for an increased rate of taxa tion. It Is believed, on the other hand, that a majority of the people of Jeffer son county, especially a majority of those who do not U*c in Birmingham proper, j would support the neNv county or sepa rate taxing district idea—and between the two there is little difference, according' to students of municipal economics. This subcommittee will have its hands full, and it is in order that men may be selected who will serve with enthusiasm that Chairman Bowie is proceeding with care In making his appointments. WILL ASSUME CHARGE Change in Affair* of “United Brothers and Sisters of Mysterious Ten” AdviceB received in this city from T. E. Speed of Texas, national grand mas ter of the United Brothers of Friend ship and Sisters of the Mysterious Ten, a negro fraternal organization, convey the information that P. F. Hill of Nashville, Tenn., has been ordered to com© to Birmingham December 28 and take charge of the affairs of the order in this state. The coming of the national deputy i8 thought likely to mean the calling of a special session of the grand lodge in order to forestall any action on the part of the state authorities and to place the order in the proper light. The United Brothers of Friendship and Sisters of Mysterious Ten is an organization organized by negroes and has branches in practically every state in the union. C. A. Howze has been at the head of the order In this state for 17 years. Marriage Licenses The following marriage licenses were yesterday recorded in the office of the probate judge: W. O. Willoughby, Birmingham, to Miss Edith Falkner. W. H. Acker, Birmingham, to Miss Geor gia Banks. Grady Robertson, Ensley, to Miss Maude Dunn. E. L. Robertson, Brighton, to Miss Ruby Bee Parker. W. M. Russell, Piper, to Miss Dot Jones. Maud McCormack, Crocker, to Miss Eliza Gilley. T. E. Hurst, Dolcita, to Miss Flora Ran dolph. — - . \ DON’T slip, enclose 6 cents to Foley & Co., Chicago, 111., writing your name and address clearly. You will receive in return a free trial package contai/ing Foley's Honey and Tar Compound, for coughs, colds and croup: Foley Kidney Pills, for pain in sides and back, rheumatism, backache, kidney and bladder ailments; and Foley Cathartic Tablets, a whole some and thoroughly cleansing cathartic, especially comforting to stout person®. For sale in ycur town by all dealers. —.. . ^^1— □ A Boyand a Bank Made Partners on Christmas W hen he’s grown you want your boy to have credit and standing even more than a certain amount of money or investments. There’s an importance about a Christmas gift that other presents don’t possess and a Christmas day bank account will have its effect on a sure enough boy’s future. Today’s the last opportunity for 12 months to do this for your boy; conte early and take it. American Trust Mayings rank — SNAPSHOTS CAUGHT AT THE LUNCH HOUR J. B. Patterson, Manager of the John L. Parker Busi ness, Popular and Well Known in City The good natured. husky person whose picture is shown herewith is J. R Patterson, alias "Put,'* who is man ager of tho John U Parker drug store and the personal representative of Mrs. Parker in the operation of that com pany. II*) was caught h aying the store yes terday morning on a mission to "put *— ■! ... — J J. B. PATTERSON Manager of the John L. Parker Stores. Photo by Baird. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••■••••• across" a very large flower order and his smile would indicate that, ne an ticipated little if any trouble "bring- i lng home the bacon." Mr. Patterson has been with the Par ker company for a long time and is thoroughly acquainted with the details of that business. He is popular with the employes, all of whom respect him as a man of ability and judgment and one who Is widely known and respect ed by a host of the patrons of that es tablishment. "Business is very good," said Mr. Pat terson yesterday. "The Christmas vol ume is better than we really expected. In all of our departments the situation appears to be Improving firmly. I do not anticipate any serious slackening up during the few weeks after Christ-; man. I believe in our concern and in Birmingham and in this country.” LECTURE ON WEST AT Y.M.C. A. TUESDAY The social and educational department of the Young Men's Christian associa tion hns arranged for an Illustrated lec ture of the California expositions and "Golden West" to be given at, the Young Men's Christian Association auditorium Tuesday, December 29, 8:lf> p. r». Nearly every civic and business or ganization of the county as well as the railroads and many fraternal bodies tire interesting themselves in the recently inaugurated "Hoe America First" move ment. This lecture with moving pictures and stereoptlcon views for Illustrations Is in keeping with this Idea. The lecture will be delivered by H. 4* Dane. nameIjelegates TO CANAL OPENING Washington, December 23.—Vice Admiral Don Ramon Estrada Oatrova and Vice Admiral Orofre Betheder have been named by Spain and Argentina, respectively, as their naval representatives at the i an ama canal opening next spring. Most of the maratime powers, even those unable on account of war, to send ships for the ceremony, are expected to be represented by naval officers. Admiral Betheder is a member of the commission sent to the United States to superintend the construction of the Ar gentine dreadnauglits. g Real Estate Transfer The following transfer of real es tate was yesterday recorded in the of fice of the probate judge: $2000—Mrs. Josephine G. Kennedy to Miss S. Berman, the south 46 feet of lot 6, Fogarty’s subdivision of block •23, survey of city of Birmingham. FOR PRESIDENCY Of THE STATE SENATE Prohibitionists In Confer ence Here Yesterday Con tend That Alabama Will Soon Be Dry J- T. Denson of Kutaw, referred to ns the spokesman of the prohibition party, announced following a session of prohi bition senators in Birmingham yesterday, that he would support J. c. Milner of Vernon for president pro tom of the sen ate. The announcement was considered sig nificant. In view of the fact that just prior to the announcement, he had de clared that the prohibitionists would pre sent but one candidate for the position. As to whether or not Thomas D. Bul ger of Dadevtlle and G. 10arnest Jones of Barbour, are preparing to retire in behalf of Mr. Milner can only he sur mised. The prohibitionists met for the purpose of discussing the fact that there were several candlates from among whom their number for the position of pres ident pro tern, and the preparation for the fight for a state-wide prohibition bill. Those In Birmingham were very confident. Senator J. M. Bonner of Gam den. following tlie session, saying: "We are going to make this suite as dry as gunpowder." A. II. Carmichael, who, since his agree ment. With his erstwhile opponent, Henry P. Merritt, is the only prohibition can didate for the speakership of the lower house, was also present, ilc advised with the senators, but declined to discuss for publication the generul knowledge that he acquired IiIh position us sole prohi bition candidate for the speakership, by giving to Mr. Merritt the right to name all tlie standing committees. The senators who were present yes terday were: John Dusk of Marshall, D. A. Kasterly of Lowndes. J. R. McCain of Clay, \V. H. Key of Russell. W. T. Hall of Houston. J. M. Bonner of Wil cox, J. C. Milner of Lamar. J. T. Den son of Greene, and H. H. Holmes of Baldwin. ENSLEYRAILMILL TO OPERATE A WEEK Will Resume Monday—Two Hearth Furnaces To Be Blown In The rail mill of the Ensley steel plant of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company as well as two open hearth furnaces will resume operations Monday, making four open hearth furnaces in operation. Official announcement to this effect was made yesterday by the ex ecutive offices. The rail mill 1ms been down for tli«» past 10 days with no in dication until yesterday ns to when op erations would he resumed. # In line with the policy of the Tennes see Coal, Iron and Railroad company to speak frankly hh to Its plans it was made plain that the resumption was for only one week, so^far as the officials could say at thlH time. The resump tion will cause quite u large number of men to resume work, and will lie the source of considerable gratification in this district. It is believed that soon after January 1 there will he announced orders which will provide steadier op erations at the rail mill. In the mean time. the open hearth blooming mill and the blast furnace division have been un affected by the short time work at the rail department. The resumption Mon ddty will be only on the day turn. HOLIDAYS BEGIN AT THE SCHOOLS TODAY Today at noon the public schools of the city will close for the Christmas holi days. Appropriate exercises are scheduled for all of the schools this morning ses sion. • According to announcement of the board of education, the schools will reopen on January 4, giving the scholars an 11 day vacation. The exercises this morn ing will lie both at all of the grammar schools and at the high schools. Cured His Rupture I waa badly ruptured while lifting a trunk eemtl years aco. Doctors said nay only hop# of euro was aa! operation. Trussas did me no g;«d. Finally 1 tot hold! of eometbing that quickly and completely cured me.* Years hart passed and the rupture has never returned, although I am doing hard work aa a carpenter. There waa no operaUon. no loat time, no trouble. I have, nothing to aell. but will giro full Information aboiu how you may flud a complete cute without operation. If you write to me. Eugene M. Pullen. Carpenter, 1A. Msrceilue Avenue. Mauaequan. N. J. Better out out this notice and show It to any others who are rup tured—you may mve n life dr at least step the misery of rupture and the worry and iugw «f a* ape rati on.