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We Are the
for more than
depositors. Most
of them carry
small accounts. All
of them are wel
First National Bank
of Birmingham
Capital and 8urplua Three Million
Four Per Cent Interest, Compound
ed Quarterly, on Savings Daposlta
Goes to New York Seeking
Information on Water
works Question
Through some grlevious error In the
Secret service department of the city
commission the “astounding1’ Information
leaked out yesterday that City Enginer
Julian Kendrick had gone to New York
city to gather data on the waterworks
Why the information was decreed an
official secret no member of the city hall
detective agency would state. Memberes
of the commission, even, denied knowl
edge of Mr. Kendrick’s whereabouts.
It was learned yesterday that both
Commissioners Ward and Weatherly may
I wear neckties when they come to the
ifflce this morning, but the deepest se
:recy is maintained regarding the report
>y city hall employes and the commls
lioners themselves declined to discuss the
No conference on the waterworks is
lue was held yesterday, so far as could
)e learned. One is scheduled for this
ifternoon at 3 o’clock.
Ctommissioner Weatherly is expected
jack from Montgomery, where he went
,'esterday morning, it is said, “on pri
vate business." f
IV. H. Johnston Will Be Installed
President at Affair at Newspaper
Club Tomorrow Night
The annual meeting of the Trafflc
Transportatlon club will be held tomor
row night at the Birmingham News
paper club. The meeting is for the
purpose of installing W. H. Johnstor
us president. He will succeed E. T
Wilcox, assistant general freight agent
for the Seaboard. The meeting will b<
held In the dining room of the club
and there will be at least 100 mem
bers present, according to announce
ments last night.
I The club is composed of railroad of
Heials and traffic men of this district
fhe club was organised several years
Ago with L. Sevier as its first pres
ilont, and has proven to be quite suc
Special arrangements hav« been made
for; entertaining the members of the
dub at the affair tomorrow night. Five
vaudeville acts have been engaged
while Miss Kelly will render several
selections. The committee on arrange
ments has perfected every detail’ant
it is expected that the meeting will bi
one of the most interesting ever helc
by the traffic men.
Louisville and Nashville Gives County
Section of Road
Decatur, February 17.—(Special.)—Super
intendent T. E. Brooks of the Louisvllli
and Nashville railroad, notified Eyster 4
Eyster of New Decatur, local attorney!
for the Louisville and Nashville rail
road, that the railroad company wouU
deed about one-half mile of the old righ
of way in Morgan county to the count;
to be used as a public highway.
When the Louisville and Nashville rail
road put in a new double track betweei
Decatur and Birmingham this old rigli
of way was abandoned in order t<
straighten the roadbed and thus savi
There are so-called “honey and tar’
preparations that cost the dealer hai
as much but sell at the same price ni
the original and genuine Foley's Hone;
Rnd Tar Compound. We never offer thesi
Imitations and substitutes. We knov
you will buy Foley's whenever you nee<
a cough syrup it you once use It. Peo
pie come long distances for the trm
FOLEY’S—over thirty years the lead
Ing remedy for coughs, colds, crou[
whooping cough, bronchial and lagrlpp
coughs. For sale by all druggists.
I Capital and Surplus $1,150,000.00
Birmingham Trust & Savings Co.
Capital $500,000.00 Surplus (Earned) $650,000.00
% -
There are millions of dollars in the banks drawing
interest, deposited through the mails.
No matter where you live, you can send us your de
posit by mail and receive a pass book with the deposit
a H. SMITH. President BENSON CAIN. Ai«t. Ceehle*
TOM O. SMITH. > .-President C, D. GOTTEN. Aset. Cashier
W. H. MANLY. Cashier B W. FINCH, Aset. Cashier
4 Per Cent Paid On Saving* Deposits
Many Do Not Weigh More
Than 12 Ounces and
Some Less
Commissioners Know Nothing of Vio
lation of Ordinance Requiring 14
Ounces—Considerable Agita
tion in Regard to Matter
Considerable bread is being sold to
the people of Birmingham, tha loaves
weighing 12 ounces and in some case®
The city ordinance regulating the
sale of bread provides that no loaf
shall weigh less than 14 ounces.
The city commissioners are in bliss
ful ignorance of this fact. All three
members state they know nothing of
it, Judge Lane, in whose department
the matter would come, saying last
night that his only information in this
respect would come through A. J. Hall,
inspector of weights and measures.
Inspector of Weights and Measures
Hall has made no report, whatever.
The under-sized loaves have been on
the market for sometime. Judge Lane
stated last night he Mould investigate
the matter today.
Much Agitation Recently
Some few weeks ago the bakers of
the city aroused much agitation over,
the question as to whether tho size
of a loaf of bread should be reduced
cr Its price increased.
The bakers admitted they did not
want to take the responsibility of in
creasing the price, so they asked the
city commisison to repeal the ordi
nance requiring a 14-ounce loaf.
The commission did not want to take
the responsibility, so refused to allow
a reduction of the 14-ounce loaf, tell
ing the bakers that if the high price
of flour demanded more than o cents
for 14 ounces of bread they must raise
the price.
Petitions were put in circulation by
the bakers following this action, de
manding that the commissioners give
them relief and then suddenly the
whole matter dropped as suddenly from
public attention as it had up] eared.
The city ordinance providing for a
14-ounce loaf provides also that each
loaf shall be labeled as to its weight,
Many of the bread labels now rend:
“Fourteen ounces and not less than
As a matter of fact, few of the
loaves weigh more than 12 ounces.
It appears that the bakers preferred
to run the risk of violating the or
dinance rather than raise the price
from 5 to 6 cents a loaf. Members ui
the city commission deny that the,'.
Informed the bakers to go ahead am
make a 12-ounce loaf and they woulc
be undisturbed.
Bakers Are Reticent
E. S. Essig of Esslz & Busenlehner
last night admitted his loaves did no
weigh 14 ounces and were marked will
a label saying, “Not less tha.i 1:
ounces.” Other bakers refused to make
a statement.
R. C. Thompson, manager of the
Highland bakery of the American Ha
keries-Candy company, talked rvboui
everything from the European war t.c
the time the moon rose but Mould saj
not a Morel concerning the weight o!
a loaf of his bread when interviewed
by u reporter. “I have no staccmeni
to make at all in regard to the weijhi
of bread,” was all Mr. Thompson woulc
say on the subject.
There seems to be little difference
of opinion in regard to the conccntior
that at the present price of wheat anc
flour bakers cannot make a 14-ounce
loaf of bread to sell at retail lor ’
cents. Commissioner Weatherly, whose
views were responsible for the com
mission's refusal to change the 14
ounce ordinance, believes, hoM'ever
that there should be a standard foi
bread the same as there is a staudarc
measure of a quart or a pound ot an>
other article of food, the profits o
the producer being regulated bj
changes in price just as prices of sugar
potatoes and other commodities change
from time to time.
: Philip Oster Will Be Principal Speakei
at Luncheon Tomorrow
Tlie weekly luncheon of the Birming
’ ham Furniture Dealers’ association Mil
be held tomorrow at 12 o'clock at th
Newspaper club. Phillip Oster, adver
tising manager of Oster Bros., will b<
the principal speaker, talking on the sub
| Ject, "The Unlimited Benefit To B
i Derived by Co-Operation of the Furni
ture Trade.” Mr. Oster in his address wil
discuss the benefits to be derived from th
, standpoint of credits, collections, buyim
1 and matters relating to legislation,
i President C. W. Green will preside a
' the meeting ar.d a glad hand committe
J made up of J. E. Caine, B. Joseph, M
Hood A. G. Fields, Brooks Duke, Ha
1 Strickland, Joe Zinzer and W. O. Broyles
• will meet the furniture men as they ente
: the dining room.
Mr. Oster has a reputation of bein,
, a gifted speaker, and a man of idea*
i and it is believed there will be a larg
gathering to hear him talk.
Charles Kennemer Opens for Government and
Will Conclude This Morning—L. A. White
head Principal Witness for Defense Yes
terday—Government Offers No Re
buttal—All Witnesses Excused
Evidence in the case of the Standard
Home company officials on trial in the
federal court on a charge of using the
mails for fraudulent purposes was con
duced yesterday afternoon, and the ar
guments began. Judge W. I. (irubb lim
ited the arguments to four hours on each
Charles Kennemer, special assistant dis
trict attorney, opened for the govern
ment and had not concluded at the time
of adjournment last night. He will be
followed this morning by Walker Percy
and B. M. Allen for the defense; O. D.
Street, special district attorney, who has
been conducting the case for the govorn
ment, will imike the closing argument.
All the witnesses summoned by the gov
ernment .and by the defendants were ex
cused yesterday afternoon, and the ma
jority of them left for their homes ii\ dis
tant states.
The principal witness for the defense
yesterday was E. A. Whitehead, vice pres
ident of the company. Tie testitled that
In all instructions to agents of the com
pany he had tgld them always to go Into
tho terms and conditions of the contract
with piospective purchasers and to sell
the contract strictly on its merits. In ref
erence to the loans the witness stated that
they were made according to the standing
of the purchaser in the series, and that
no deviation had been made from this
Several agents of the company were ex
amined who testified that they had al
ways explained the contract to pros
pective buyers .and had ut no time of
fered other inducements to buy except as
wTere specified in the contract. The de
fense announced that they were through
with the testimony, and Mr. Street, who
had been holding a number of govern
ment witnesses for rebuttal, announced
that the government's case was closed
and that all witnesses were excused.
Mr. Kcnnemer In his opening ramarks
before the jury briefly related the cir
cumslances under which the government
prepared its case. Ho reviewed the testi
mony of the several witnesses on the
stand and was denunciatory in his re
marks about the defendant officials of
the company. He will conclude his ar
gument this morning.
The office force of John D. McNeel, '
United States collector of internal rev- 1
enue, was busy yesterday sending out
application blankp and copies of the new ,
law regulating the sale of cocaine and 1
opium. Tills new law goes into effect j
March 1 all over the United States and
will revolutionize the handling of these
This new federal statute provides that
every person or firm which handles co
caine or opium, as well as every physi
cian, dentist and veterinarian must reg
ister with the internal revenue collector,
the fee being $1 per year or .14 cents from
March 1 to July 1.
Under this law every order for opium
or cocaine or any of their derivatives
must be written on a special blank, which
is furnished by the government, and al!
the facts in connection with its sale and
purchase must, be available to the govern
ment inspectors. Every physician who
wishes to prescribe these drugs must have
previously registered his name with the
internal revenue collector. When he
writes a prescription he must sign his
ull name to It und keep a record of
mch action. If he administers these
Irugs personally to one of his own pa
tents he must keep a careful record of
ho time, place, amount and person, and
ill this data must be made available
o the government Inspectors.
Every person or firm ordering these
larcotics must keep a duplicate copy of
his order on hand for a period of two
ears. It is unlawful for any person
lot registered even to have in Ids pos
session or under his control any of these
Irugs. and such possession or control
shall be presumptive evidence of a vio
ation of the law. The penalty fpr vio
ation or failure to comply with any of
:he requirements of the act shall be a
ine of not more than $2000 or imprison
ment not more than five years, or both,
n the discretion of the court.
Druggists are allowed to till only origi
nal prescriptions from doctors for these
3rugs and no prescription can be re
Those interested in the subject can get
further information from the internal
revenue collector and can pay their reg
istration fee any time before the first
jf March.
Understood Appeal Is Made
to State Tax Commission
to Get Relief
Having appealed in vain to the city
commissioners to regulate the "jitney"
automobiles, the Birmingham Railway.
Light and Power company, it is stated,
will appeal to the state tax commission
or officials In Montgomery. That taxes
are based on earnings and that the Blr
mlngham Railway, Light and Power com
pany is suffering heavy reduction, duo to
the jitney service, and that the state tax
commission will be shown these losses,
were opinions and reports heard yes
The operation of the jitney service In
Birmingham has made a great many offi
cials uneasy, It is stated, and inquiries
have been received here from eastern
cities requesting opinions upon whut the
fight will result In. Some bond houses.
It Is stated, have been advised that no
material reduction will be felt in the
revenue by reason of the operation of the
Jitney service. J. H. P. DeWindt, vice
president and general manager of the
Birmingham Railway. Light and Power
, company, has already stated that the
company is losing heavily on account of
the automobile service.
The theory has been evolved by the
Birmingham Railway, Light and Power
‘ company officials .it is stated, that if the
; state tax commission reduces the license
. paid for the operation of that utility
, company and the city suffers a reduction
by reason thereof, the commissioners here
■ will force the Jitneys out of business or
* get an adequate return from them.
Mr. DeWindt was not here yesterday,
1 his office giving out the information that
. he was out of the city only for a day.
I It Is said the Jitneys are playing havoc
with transportation all over the city.
They appeared yesterday in droves and
I H was possible to obtain an automobile
s as far west on the South Highlands as
■ Twelfth street and Eleventh avenue. The
1 jitneys are operating to Woodlawn. Lake
, view, Avondale. West End, North Blr
r mtngham. North Highlands and also In
Ensley. There was a careful check made
S of the operations yesterday by local per
, sons supposedly for the information of
3 the Birmingham Railway, Light and
Power company.
Board of Trade to Jubilate Over Re
peal of Solvent Credits' Law at
Meeting Tomorrow
President-elect J. D. Rosenberger will
name his committees for the year at the
installation meeting and smoker to b^
held by the Board of Trade tomorrow
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
The retiring committees for the year
will report and other business will be
transacted. It Is probable the meeting
will be turned ipto a sort of jubilee over
the repeal of the solvent credits law by
the legislature, ^n which the Board of
Trade was very active. George Bllnn
was chairman of the committee which
conducted a live campaign against the
solvent credits bill. Frank Rushton be
ing chairman of the finance committee,
which raised over $2000 to fight the law.
Charles Rice, of Tillman, Bradley &
Morrow was special attorney represent
ing the board and had much to do with
the passage of the repeal act by the
Marriage License
The following marriage license was yes
terday recorded in the office of the pro
bate judge:
H. A. Hubbard, Bessemer, to Miss Nara
L. Gibson.
mm today
Club’s First Anniversary
Will Be Fittingly Cele
brated Next Monday
“Honey Boy” Evans, the noted min
strel, will bo entertained at the News
paper club today. An informal affair
for Mr. Evans is the second of the se
ries of entertainments arranged by the
new entertainment committee of the
Newspaper club. The first was the March
Gras dance Tuesday night, which was
attended by 200 persons and which was
pronounced one of the most interest
ing affairs ever given at the press club.
Mr. Evans and some of the members
of his company will be guests at an
informal dinner-dance at the club from
(» to 8 o’clock, and after the night per
formance, if his train schedules permit.
It is also expected that Mr. Evans will
be given an opportunity to meet a num
ber of well known Birmingham people
at lunch today at the press club.
The Newspaper club entertainment com
mittee has started work on the plans
for the anniversary affair for next Mon
day night. That Is the anniversary of
George Washington’s birth and although
the club’s anniversary is February 23,
it has been tentatively decided to have
the annual affair on Washington's birth
day, which is a local holiday in Ala
bama. The committee is arranging o
programme of interest and at the anni
versary affair George Arliss, the famous
actor, will be present.
J. Frank Jutz, chairman of the en
tertainment committee, said yesterday
that the committee would meet wlthir
a day or two and pass finally upon the
plans for the affair next Monday night
He also said that more than likely Mr.
Arliss would be given a special party
W'hile he is here as a guest of the pres*
At the club tomorrow night the Traffic
and Transportation club will hold its an
nual Installation meeting, at which time
the new president, W. H. Johnston, wil
suoceed E. T. Wilcox. There will be
about 100 prominent railroad men in thai
stops itching
The moment that Resinol Ointment
touches itching skin the itching stops
and healing begins. That is why doc
tors have prescribed it successfully for
twenty years in even the severest cases
of eczema, ringworm, rashes, and^ -*iy
other tormenting, disfiguring -*.in di
seases. Aided by warm baths with
Resinol Soap, Resinol Ointment makes
the skin or scalp perfectly healthy,
quickly, easily and at little cost. Try
them and seel Sold by all druggists.
Alabama Still Has Long
Way to Go Before
Feeding Herself
Director of Work Says Farmers Have
Appeared Greatly Interested—Im
ports and Exports of Lee
and Chambers Counties
“Tlie crop campaign in north Alabama
has exceeded by fondest expectations,"
said Prof. I*. G. Holden, head of the
crop experts who for the past three weeks
have been conducting the lectures
throughout the countines in the north
end of the state.
“The attendance has been surprising,’’
he added. “The farmers appear to be
tremendously Interested and there can be
no doubt but what the campaign has re
sulted in great good.
“It is true there must be some atten
tion given to marketing conditions, but
if you want my real opinion, I'll tell you
that the most over-estimated thing about
the whole campaign is the Importance
attached to the marketing conditions.
“You people of Alabama don't need any
markets. You’ve first got to feed your- '
selves and you’re a long way from that '
yet. The markets will take care of j
themselves just as soon as you have a
surplus to get rid of. How foolish it is
to talk about markets for your diversi
fied products when you are shipping into
your cities now tons of agricultural prod
ucts- from farms thousands of miles
away. Your market is nere. All you’ve
got to do Is get something to supply it."
Imports of Two Counties
The imports of Lee and Chambers
! counties are as follows:
Meats and lard .$ 146,000
Feeds . 472,000
Flour . 98,000
Canned goods . 17,003
Potatoes . i.ooo
Horses and mules . 225,000
Total .$ 961,000
Rutter .. • $ 4.01X1
Poultry products . 110,00)
Cattle . 00.000
Cotton . 1,605,000
Total .$1,679,000
Meats .$ 100,00)
Lard . 55,00*
Feeds . 492,000
Flour . 430,000*
Canilbd goods . 29.00)
Potatoes . 0,760
Horses and mules . 90,000
Total .$1,222,760
Cattle .J lo,0)0
Cotton . 1,306,560
Total .$1,316,560
Meetings in Chambers County
The schedule of meetings Tor Chambers
county which will bo covered today As
as folio'vs:
Route 1—Milltown, 11 a. in.— J. D. Pep
per, chairman. Dinner—Fenton, 2:30 p.
in., Mrs. Eva Bonna, chairman
Route 2— Union, 10 a. m.—H. F. Floyd,
chairman. Dinner—Rock Springs. 1:30 p.
m., Prof. Kay, chairman; Lafayette col
lege, 3:15 p. m., F. T. Appleby, chair
Route I—Chapel Hill, 11 u. in.—W. w. M.
Day, chairman. Dinner—White Plains.
1:30 p. m., C. F. Finney, chairman; Ham
burg, 3:80 p. m., B. Wilson, chairman.
Route 4—Elion School House, 11 a. m.—
A. C. Christian, chairman. Dinner—Stur
kie, 2:30 p. m., W. C. Thomas, chairman.
Route 6— High Point. 11 a. m.—W. P.
Allen, chairmun. Dinner—Center church,
2:30 p. m., J. V. Gilliland, chairman.
Route 0—Burdett school, 11 a. in.—S. M.
Burdett, chairman. Dinner—Double Head.
2 p. in., C. E. Higgins, chairman. Supper
at Five Points. Five Points, 7:30 p. in..
J. V. Trammell, chairman.
Route 7—Stroud, 11 a. in.—J. D. Grady,
chairman. Dinner—Hickory Flat, 2:30 p.
m., G. H. Burks, chairman.
Route 8—Red Hill, 11 a. m.—J. W. Boyd,
chairman. Dinner at Red Hill. Rock
Springs, 3 p. m., Prof. Kay, chairman
Supper at Lafayette. Lafayette, 7:30 p.
in., It. Sparks, chairman.
Meetings in Russell
The schedule of meetings for Russell
ccunty, which will be covered tomorrow
and Saturday, is as follows:
Route 1—School meetings. Marvyns
schoolhouse, 12 noon, February 19, Dr. J.
M. Cary, chairman. Shiloh schoolhouse,
2 p. in., Prof. W. G. Dudley, chairman
Mt. Airy schoolhouse, 9 a. m., February
20, Prof. W. G. Dudley, chairman. Craw
ford schoolhouse, 12 noon, Mrs. A. V.
Wheeler, chairman. Ladonia schoolhouse,
2:30 p. m., O. M. Wiggins, chairman.
Route 2—Marvyns schoolhouse, 2 p. in.,
February 19, L. Ingram, chairman. Shiloli
schoolhouse, 4 p. m., February 19, Prof
W. Cl. Dudley, chairman. February 20: Mt
Airy schoolhouse, 10 a. m., Prof. W. G
Dudley, chairman. Dinner Crawford
schoolhouse. Crawford schoolhouse, 1:3)
p. m., Mrs. A. V. Wheeler, chairman. La
dorda Hchoolhouse, 4 p. m., O. M. Wiggins
Route 3—Seale, 7 p. m., February 19, H
T. Bruton, chairman. Hyram schoolhouse
10 a. m., February 20, J. E. Bush, chair
man. Hatchechubbee, 2 p. m., February
20, B. F. Weaver, chairman.
Route 4—Pittsview schoolhouse, 7:30 p
m., February 19, W. M. Burt, chairman
Gleenville schoolhouse, 9 a. m., February
20, B. M. Faris, chairman. Dinner at Jer
negan. Jernegan schoolhouse, 2 p. m.
February 20, Miss Selma Martin, chair
Route 6—Klletown schoolhouse. 9 a. m.
February 20. J. T. Moddling, chairman
Oswichee schoolhouse, 11 a. m., February
20. Prof. Jim I^and, chairman.
Route 6—Rutherford, 9:30 a. in., Febru
ary 20, Jake Bishop, chairman. Wehe<
schoolhouse, 2:30 p. m„ February 20
Frank Persons, chairman.
Route 7—Rutherford, 11 a. in., February
20, Miss Corrlne Faris, chairmun. Dinne
at Hurtsboro. Wchee, 4 p. m., February
20, Miss McCann, chairman.
Route 8—Hurtsboro, f:30 p. m., Feb
ruary 19, J. A. Ellison, chairman. Hurts
boro, 2 p. m., Febrary 20, T. S. Davie
About 80 From Montevallo Schoo
Coming to Birmingham
A group of 75 or 80 pretty girls fron
the Alabama GirlB’ Technical instltut
at Montevallo will be In Birmingham t
"take in” the city next Monday. The;
will be chaperoned by Miss Claldli
Cumpton, English teacher at Monte
The girls are coming to Blrmtnghan
to attend the performance of "Disraeli
at the Jefferson theatre, and while her
will be entertained by the Chamber o
Commerce, being provided With specie
street cars to take them through th
steel and wire mills at Ensley an
*-alr field.
Capital $500,000
Surplus and Undivided Profits Over $490,0)!). 9>
G. B. McCormack, Chairman of Board
W. W. Crawford, Pres. H. L. Bidham, V-President
C. M. Williamson. Cashier E B. Crawford, Asst. Cashier
W. C. Hamilton, Asst. Cashier Frank Stevens, Asst. Cashier
D rectors
G. B. McCormack James Bowron R. M. Good ill I
H. L. Bad ham W. J. Dangaix F. B. Fowlkes (
J. W. McQueen Eugme Fies J. D. Kirkpatrick ,
M. W. Bush H. C. Abbott H. E. McCormack
Jones G. Moore Walter Moore H. K. Milner
Louis V. Clark J. H. Dean L. Sevier
P. G. Shook A. B. Loveman W. W. Crawford
George Gordon Crawford
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— ■■ ■■■
Ben F. Johnson One of Up
builders of Both Anniston
and Birmingham—Large
Realty Holdings
Ben F. Johnson, one of the well
known capitalists of Birmingham, died
yesterday afternoon at 4:15 o’clock ai
a local infirmary after a brief illness j
Mr. Johnson had been in failing health |
for over u year uml while his death
was not entirely unexpected it was a se
vere shock to his relatives and friends.
Air. Johnson contributed materially i
to the upbuilding of two cities of north ,
Alabama—Anniston ami Birmingham
i lie was born in the former cl»y in
| October. 1857, and lived there until
about 17 years ago when he came to
Birmingham to manage his extensive
realty holdings in this district and has
.sine© resided in this city.
Mr. Johnson was for 20 years a stew
ard in the First Methodist chur. h of
Anniston and was a liberal contributor
to religious work, lie was a member
of the First Methodist church of this
city. He early recognized the possi
bilities of Birmingham and invested
largely in real estate here. When ho
» anio to this city to live lie open'd up
:, number of subdivisions, among them
being Kingston in Hast Birmingham
i,nd Princeton in West Fnd. lie made
a handsome fortune by bis foresight.
Mr. Johnson is survived by his widow
and a number of other relatives. He
was a brother of Joseph K. Johnson,
and leaves a sister, Mrs. < II. Klein
of Anniston. He had but one son,
17. B. Johnson, who died about tw »
weeks ago. It is believed that this
bereavement hastened the elder’s 'ealh.
Funeral services will he conducted
from the late residence, 3201 Twlfth
avenue, north, this afternoon at 3
o'clock. The Rev. J. W. Johnson, pas
tor of tile First Methodist chuivn, will
officiate. Interment will bo In 171m
wood. The following will act as pall
bearers :
F. M. Jackson. B. B. (’oilier. Judge J.
T. Stokely, Frank Nelson, Jr., J. H.
Barr, John H. Frye, Judge J. H. Miller
and Jam«?s Weatherly.
Four teen-Year-Old Boy Han Away
From Home at Columbus, Miss.,
Last Saturday
J. W. T/Ovlng, an attorney of Columbus,
Miss., Is in Birmingham, seeking ills
son, Marmion, 14 years of ago, who ran
away from home last Saturday and whom
the father believes is in Birmingham.
Mr. Roving states that other hoys in
Columbus who know Ills son tell him
that Marmion had been heard to say he
was going to Birmingham. Mr. Rov
ing fears the boy has no funds and may
be in distress.
He has given his description to .the po
lice and hopes to locate his son today.
He says the boy is about 6 feet 10 Inches
high, weighs about 115 pounds and looks
like he were 1G instead of 14 years of
age. He wore a dark suit of clothes
and a check cap and tan shoes when he
left home.
The shortest meeting in the history of
the city commission was held yesterday.
It lasted 9 seconds.
The commission is now recessing from
day to day in order to be In session
when an agreement on the waterworks
question is reached, which is expected
to be the latter part of this week.
Yesterday at meeting time there was
no one present except Mr. Ward, Judgt
Rano and Assistant Secretary Rloyd
Rloyd was deputized as acting secre
tary, the meeting was called to order
and a motion passed to recess until to
day until 3 o’clock all within the space
of a few seconds.
The only untoward incident came
when George Ward dropped the gavel tc
call the meeting to order, he was s«
: excited that there was no crowd presen
he knocked the gavel through the tor
of his old green hat and Jhrred Judgi
Rano's spectacles off his nose.
It was stated yesterday by the clt;
health authorities that there hail beei
no developments In the anthrax sltua
I tlon. No new cases were reported. Th.
health department Is maintaining a vtg
orous campaign against the disease am
has every hope ot stamping It out li
1 Its lnclplency.
, -
> Real Estate Transfers
t The following real estate transfers wer
i yesterday recorded in the office of th
. probate Judgo:
$3000— Mrs. Anna Uoger and husband t
! Ada Jane McDunald and C. W. McDonalc
■ 30 acres off the north side of the northeas
, quarte. of the southwest quurter.
t $1000—Nancey £1. R&nnell and W. G
1 Russell to George Jordan, the east hal
s of lot 0, in block 1, survey of part o
1 southeast quarter of northeast quartet
section 30.
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Was One of Birmingham's
Best Known Citizens.
Successful in the Fire
Brick Business
Lewis Minor, one of Birmingham's
oldest and best, kfiown eitlxens, died
Inqt night at about 0 o'clock after an
illness of two weeks with typhoid fe
ver and other complications. He was
in his fifty-fifth year. He died at his
residence, IGOR Twenty - first street,
south, anti at Ills bedside when the etui
came were his wife, his daughter, Miss «
Fern Minor, and his sons, KuJph Minor
and Will Minor. His other two daugh
tors. Mrs. Arthur Stewart and Mrs. J. C.
Long, had been With him until yester
day morning, when they went to Mrs.
Stewart's home in Marion, thinking
their father much Improved. He began
to sink rapidly late yesterday after
The funeral will probably be held to
morrow hut the hour had not been decid
ed upon last night.
Mi*. Minor came to Birmingham about
I8SG from ConnellsvUlo, P»., and had
been engaged in the fire prick business
ever since he came here. He was largely
instrumental in building up the Bes
semer Fire Brick company into the
successful industry it bus become. K
was also in recent' years associated
with bis brother in the coke manufac
turing business.
Mo is survived by two brothers, John
W. Minor of lOnsley, and James Minor
of Williamsport, I’a.
Mr. Minor was a than of quiet hab
its and disposition, but lie made many
friends, an«U»they spoke affectionately
of him last Wight as one of the noblest
characters they bad ever known. He
was a member of the Sout liable Baptls*
chu y h.
Civic Chumher Invitation Accepted by
Kentucky Military Institute
The invitation to visit Birmingham in
April has been accepted by the authori
ties of the Kentucky Military Institute,
according to the following letter received
by Secretary RadcliflV of the Chamber
of Commerce yesterday, it being stated
that about 150 boys will be in the crowd:
“My Dear Mr. Raddiffo: I thank you
very much for your very Buttering Invi
tation to visit Birmingham on our return
to Kentucky and unless some unforeseen
circumstances prevent, we shall be glad
to accept the invitation. We shall not
leave here before about the middle of
April. 1 shall write you about April
1 or as soon as our plans are completed.
With kind regards, yojrs truly,
“C. W. fonVlkr,
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Violin Recital Next Month
The Birmingham School of Music, lo
cated on the fourth Hour /-f the Starr
Plano company’s place of business, 1835
Third avenpe, will present Professor
D'Agostino anti some of Ms pupils In a
concert devoted to chamber music the
latter part of March, probably the 27th.
The programme arranged for this concert
promises to be one of the most attrac
tive features of tin* season, arid Pro
fessor D’Agostino is confident it will in
terest Birmingham music lovers
Foky’i Honey and Ter •CobrooJ
Quickly Muter* It
CROUP BCARES YOU. That lond, hoars*
eroupy cough, that choking Hod gasping for
breath, that labored breathing, hare only too
niton loratoldfntnl results. Lucky the pa rents
who have Folet’* Honet AND Tab Compound
in the house, for yon can he sure that the very
first doses trill master thecronp.
*TU get s bottle of Folsy’i Hse«y aad Tar ad
step heiag reared ef creep”
Fount’s Bombt and Tan Compound tali
tho thick mucus and clears aaray the phlags.
It opens up and eaves the air passages, stops
I I the strangling cough, and glees quiet saw
i breathing, and peacefuljdeep.
No wonder a man In Texas walked II milBS
to a drag store to gat foul’s Hobbs AMB
Tab Compound,
F. H. GINN, Uiddlaton,Ga„say*t ”1 always
' give my children Foubt'b Uonet and Tab fat
croup and In every instance they gat qatah
relief and nr* aoon sleeping soundly/*
F.very good draggixt is glad to gall Fount Vl ,<
’ Bone* and Tab Compound for all *oBghm
. colds, croup, whooping cough, brooohiel and
t In grippe eoaghs, and other throat and I mag
trouble. Itxatixfieeeraryuaar.it helps infanta,
ahildren and grown persons, sod it n*t«t tarn
Sains opiates. In SSe, IDs, HAS) rises.

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