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The Real Value Of the Small Account of the ambitious salary or wage earner is under stood here. First National Bank of Birmingham Capital and Surplus Three Million Dollars Four Per Cent Interest, Compound ed Quarterly, on Savings Deposits • -}\ IS. P WILL SPEAK _ OUGHT ! Wife of Famous Confederate General to Lecture at High School LaSalle Carbell Pickett, wife of the re : nowned Confederate general and known in history as the “child wife of the Confed eracy,” is here for a lecture engagement i In the Birmingham Lyceum course, and will speak at the Central High school aud itorium tonight at 8:15 o'clock. She will give her famous sketch, “The Friends of Yesterday.” Mrs. Pickett was Miss Carbell and passed her childhood on a Virginia plan tation, where she heard and remembered : the wealth of tradition and folklore of j the dusky race. She mastered to in imitable perfection the quainf and fas cJ re ting dialect, the real language of the “old slavery-time” negro, now rapidly dis • rrpearing, and already almost lost to ob livion. In the early days of the civil f* war LaSalle Corbell was married to Gen eral Pickett, becoming “the lilly of the camp,” and following the army through f many exciting experiences. She thus be came fitted as no other woman to speak concerning the life of those heroic hours of the nation's history that tried men's i souls. Prof. C. A. Brown has invited the pres idents of the nine local chapters of the U. D. C.—Mrs. F. B. Daniel, Miss D. W McCall, Mrs. E. L. Huey, Mrs. Charles G. Brow’ll, Mrs. R. H. Pearson, Mrs. J. A. Dupuy, Mrs. Charles J. Sharpe, Mrs. Leonard Hobart and Mrs. S. H. Gardner— | to occupy .seats on the rostrum with Mrs. Pickett. , Mrs. Chappell Cory, a former president of the Alabama division of the Unfted ! Daughters of the Confederacy, will intro duce Mrs. Pickett. The high school auditorium will be seat ed to accommodate 1200 people. There j i will be special car service before and after ! the lecture. I! VINOL WEEK IS BEING OBSERVED Jacobs’ Drug Store Has Sold Over 100,000 Bottles in District and State This is Vinol week throughout the Uni I ted States and Eugene Jacobs’ drug store, local Vinol agent, has an especially at tractive window display of Vinol. The Jacobs’ drug stol'e has sold over 100,000 bottles of Vinol in this district and I state, and less than ‘25 complaints have been received. ; Every drug store in the United States, where Vinol is sold, is making a special window display, and the company mak ing the product have determined to make "Vinol Week’’ an annual event.. lyric Singers at NEWSPAPER CLUB Miss Lightner and Miss Jordan Will Be Heard During Regular Dance Thin Evening Mies Lightner and Miss Gordan, head liners at the Lyric theatre this week will I appear at the Birmingham Newspaper' f club cafe tonight during the regular din ner-uanee in the cafe. Through the cour tesy of the management of the Lyric the arrangement was made yesterday, and !■ these popular young vaudeville stars will be heard at the club as soon as the right performance is over this evening. They have proved exceptionally popu lar at the Lyric this week and ‘their ap f pearance at the club will be an unusual treat to members attending the nightly club dances. WHY SO MANY KKKI, TIRKD “Spring fever” usually is the result •f sluggish bowels and torpid liver. Aft •r months indoors, you are not likely to feel vigorous and sprightly. Foley Cathartic Tablets are "worth their weight in gold” for that over-full feel ing, biliousness, gas on the stomach, bad breath, lndigestloa or constipation. Their action is quick, comfortable ami Complete—without nausea or gfiplng. Stout people say they are a blessing. Sold everywehre. Capitol and Surplus $1,150,000.00 Birmingham Trust & Savings Co, Capital $000,000.00 Surplus (Earned) $650,000.00 A CHECKING ACCOUNT You have a tangible means, in the check record of each past month, whereby you can save during the coming month. If you have just so much to spend, you will I know where and how to adjust expenses. 4 w. SMITH, PreiKtont ( BJRNSON CAIN, Aait. Ctthlf TOM O. SMITH. V.-PrMidmt* C. D. COTTBN. AmL Cuhiw W. H. MANLY, UMhtar K W. PINCH, Au% CllUw 4 Per Cent Paid On Savings Deposits ■ 1 I • f - ' :-Y v ACTIVE EDUC WILL BE W/ Determined Yesterday at Conference Between Citi^ zens of Greater City and Commission MISINFORM NOTION PRINCIPAL TROUBLE AT PRESENT TIME Necessary That People Should Be In formed of Purposes of Issues and Reasons Why the Money Is Needed — Comment on Feeling in Suburbs An active campaign touching in its scope every section of Greater Birming ham will he waged in behalf of the $1, 150,000 bond issue to be voted upon by the people April 12. This was determined by unanimous vote of a large gathering of representative citizens from all parts of the city held it the city hall yesterday in conference with the board of city commissioners. Every man present was of the belief that the bond issue should and would carry, most of them enthusiastic in their beliefs, but nearly all of them stated that the people at large were floundering in a ?ea of misinformation and ignorance of the real issues involved in the bond issue election and that, therefore, an active and &3gressive campaign was necessary. Arguments for the bond issue as brought aut at the meetting were many. There were present: Dr. W. Brown of East Birmingham, Fred Jackson, Dr. R. M. Cunningham, Dr. E. H. Hankins of East Lake, Sydney J. Bowie, Judge C. C. Ellis of West End, F. R. Walker of Wylam, Cleon B. Rogers of North Birmingham. T. E. Lacey of Pratt City, W. R. Starbuck of Avondale, R. Dupont Thompson of Woodluwn, Dr. W. C. Gewin of West End, Dr. E. W. Averyt of Ensley, Frank Glass, R. S. Hiden, William Ryan, Dr. M. C. Schoolar of West End. R. H. Walker of East Lake, J. M. Anderson of East Bir mingham, W. H. Barnard of Pratt City and others. Will Not Increase City Debt Some of the pertinent facts of the dis cussion in regard to the bond issue were as follows: The proposed bond issue, if voted, will cot Increase the debt of the city. It will [)n!y shift It, the money at present being owed to the banks, and If the bonds are authorized it will be owed to the bond holders. Authorization of the bond issue actually will save money, as the interest to be paid to the bondholders on the debt will not be as high as that at present paid to the banks who hold the notes for the debt. The people of the city are now using and enjoying the things for which the. ciorey was spent; it, therefore, being an honorable debt which is to be discharged. The things for which the money was spent are things absolutely necessary to the welfare of the city, and not only could not have been dispensed with, but thousands of dollars for the same pur poses are still needed. If the bond Issue is denied and the city goes bankrupt it will be ruin for hun dreds of business firms, from which effect more damage will result than to the city. Weatherly Opens Meetings Commissioner Weatherly opened the meeting by making a short talk telling the men what they were assembled for and then asking for their views. Dr. W. S. Brown of East Birmingham stated he considered the bond issue “an absolute necessity.” He stated the city Bbould pay its honest debts and then go ahead with the government, and he could sec no room for any opposition to the Issue. He stated that he did not know of one single instance in which the com mission could have avoided one of the expenditures which go to make up the present deficit, recalling how the people of his neighborhood had demanded a fire station, which they got and which he so id they should now be ready to pay fcr. Dr. J. M. Hanldiy* was called upon, and In turn asked Dr. N. A. Barrett of East Lake to describe the situation there. Dr. Lairett described the meeting of the East Lake Civic league last week, at which the bond issue was voted against, stating that there w’as very few men present and that the resolution opposing the bond is sue was drafted by Felix Blackburn and pa5sed after a speech by Mr. Blackburn, who lives in West End. “The opposition In East Lake,” stated Dr. Barrett, “is largely on the grounds that when the other bonA issue was voted about three years ago it was promised that there should be no more deficits, but now the city appears again with the same promises and another bond issue. Also, people Beem to believe that they should not vote for the bond issue until the lather recommended bill of the committee of 100. which is to give the city perma nent relief, Is passed b£ the legislature. Feeling Among Suburbs Judge C. C. Ellis stated he had not heard the Issue talked about much In West End but thsre was considerable opposition to it, he believed. He stated that he strongly favored the issue and described what he termed an undercur rent among the suburbs which was to the effect of banking them together against the city proper. "There la ex ATIONAL CAMPAIGN lGED FOR THE BOND ISSUE MILLION DOLLAR DE AL IN LUMBER IS REPORTED Henderson-Waits Interest Acquire Big Timber Tract On Black Warrior River and Will Erect Modern Lumber Mill In City of Tuscaloosa That the Henderson-Waits interests would be transferred from the Horseshoe and Louisville and Nashville Lumber com panies to the Black Warrior company, ftnd that in the city of Tuscaloosa a mod em lumber mill would be constructed, were insistent reports emanating from an apparently well Informed source which affected the local real estate market yes terday. The deal, it Is said, Is a million-dollar deal. The Henderson brothers and George O. Waits, according to this report, are about to transfer their property in the south Alabama companies to C. A. O’Neal and E. L. Moore of Andalusia, and be come possessed of, In return, the property of these last named gentlemen, which lies on the Black Warrior river, and which consists in the main of timber lands. It is said that with the north Alabama property Mr. O’Neal and Mr. Moore turned over to the Hendersons and Mr. Walts, a considerable sum of money. Recently Pox Henderson, J. D. Hen derson of Enterprise, Trammell Hender son and Mr. Walts were In Birmingham, ind it is understood that while here they consummated the trade. It is understood that at the present time J. Dink Hender son of Andalusia is in Birmingham. According to the report, which is gen erally judged authentic, the new owners the Warrior river property will hlgh y develop that property and will con struct a modern lumber plant in the city of Tuscaloosa. It is reported, too, that J. Dink Henderson and Mr. Waits tvill become permanent residents of Tus caloosa. The Hendersons and Jdr. Waits ire regarded as among the most sitccesa ful developers of money making property n Alabama, and are considered men who io things of enterprise on an unusually arge and permanent scale. •sting a feeling that the suburbs will ] have to stand together to get their rights and that they will have to keep watching the city proper all the time.” lie said. "This Is a situation that should be remedied. We are all citizens of Birmingham and everyone of us throughout Greater Birmingham is re sponsible for this debt and we should be willing to pay it. The feeling among the suburbs that there Is a nigger In the woodpile Is doing much injury and ought to be eliminated. The only tning that will do It is a campaign of edu cation and a big one." F. B. Walker stated that the people of W'ylam in some ways were against the issues for about the same reasons cited by Dr. Barrett of Fast Lake, but •added that if they w'ero informed as to the real facts In the case he did not doubt they would vote for the ls cue. Cleon B. Rogers of North Birming ham said he believed the people of that section were open-minded and waiting for information, and if given it through a proper campaign, they would vote overwhelmingly for the bond issue. J. E. Lacy of Pratt City strongly in dorsed the plan for a campaign, stat ing the people did not understan 1 the issue and would favor it w'hen once in possession of the facts. Dr. E. W. Averyt stated in one way he believed It a good thing to defeat the bond issue in order to "wake up" the people "who own the city" and who "assess their property at 30 per cent while the poor man in the industrial sections has to assess his property for taxation at 60 per cent," but added 1 that perhaps it would l»e best for the sake of the commission. which he heartily supported, to vote the issue and he believed this could be done by an active campaign. Is Only Solution W. R. Starbuck of Avondale stated he personally could see no way to meet the situation except by means of the proposed bond issue and he be lie.ved that if properly informed on the Issue the people of Avondale would give it a good majority. R. DuPont Thompson stated he knew if the people of his section could have heard the arguments presented at the meeting there, they would vote for the bond Is sue and urged the start of an active cam paign. Dr. W. C. Gewin of West End, Dr. 1ST. C. Schoolar, Frank Glass, R. S. HIden. William Ryan, R. II. Walker of East Lake, J. M. Anderson of East Birming ham, W. H. Barnard of f*ratt City and others alj spoke along the same lines. Sydney J. Bowie made an eloquent plea in behalf of the bond issue, stating that it was all a part of building a better and bigger city. He said there was not the slightest doubt about the bill providing for permanent relief of the city passing the legislature. The w'hole situation arose from the fact that the people of Birmingham were try ing to build a modern metropolitan city with the methods In use for operating 3000 population towns in 1876, as the laws un der which Birmingham secured Its reve nues were drafted in that year, during the reconstruction period. Not only would this have to be remedied, as would be done within the next few months, he said, but the debts incurred due to this condition In the past would have to be met. i The formal resolution unanimously adopted by the conference regarding the appointment Of a committee to conduct a campaign was as follows: "Resolved, That the city commission appoint a campaign committee of repre sentative citizens of Greater Birmingham, to include representation from all of the various civic bodies of the city, for the purpose of putting before the voters of the city the necessity of the proposed bond issue for $1,260,000." The commission will name the commit tee within the next day or two. BOND ISSUE INDORSED BY THE ROTARY CLUB Resolutions Presented by Public Af fairs Committee Adopted—Describe Business in Verse The Rotary club at Its luncheon yes terday passed a resolution favoring the bond Issue, which resolution was pre sented by the public affairs committee, Frank P. Glass, chairman. The mattei of the regulation of the "Jitney" cabs was brought up In the meeting and a resolution asking that they be properly regulated received a majority vote. However, the vote was not unanimous and. under the by-laws and constitu tion of the club, no matter of public in terest can be passed upon by the club until it has first been placed in the hands of a committee for Investigation and report. President J. D. Moore of the club ac cordingly Issued a statement yesterday afternoon notifying the members of the club of the illegality of the action in regard to the “Jitney” busses, and the matter will be brought up again next Wednesday, to be directed through proper channels for action by the club. The verse prise contest was an in teresting and entertaining part of thg meeting. Among those who described their business in verse were: L. L. Doty of J. Blach ft .Sons, R. D. Burnett .'r.. of the Rurnett Cigar company, and Sidney F. Lazarus of the Birmingham Mattress company. ( MRS. HUTTO ACTING DEAN AT HOWARD Mrs. Jasper C. Hutto of Birmingham, a gruduae of Judson college, at Marlon, has been designated at acting dean of women at Howard college. Mrs. Hutto takes the place of Mrs. Robert G. Patrick, whose critical illness has caused her withdrawal from college work. Mrs. IV.trick will be moved to her home in Chicago us soon as her condition will permit. Mrs. Hutto attended the Loulie Compton seminary of Birmingham before going to Judson college, where she graduated in 1!)13. MRS. STEVENS DEAD AFTER LONG ILLNESS Operated Gold Lion Tea Room for Sometime Prior to Her Death. Funeral Tomorrow lr. the death of Mrs. M. F. Stevens, which occurred yesterday morning at her \ residence, 1230 Iroquois street, Birming ham lost a well-mown and highly es teemed citizen. ^Mrs. Slovens died after a lingering illness of several months. Mrs. Stevens had been a resident of Bir mingham for more than 30 years, and had made many frbshds in this city, who will deeply mourn her death. She is sur vived by two sons, Robert Stevens of Birmingham and James Stevens of Chi cago, and also by a sister. Mrs. Cloutman! of Chicago. At the time of her death Mrs. Stevens was 63 years of age. For the past three decades she had been prominently identi fied with numerous business, social and philanthropic enterprises In this city. For some years preceding her death she op erated the Gold Lion tea room in the Browui-Marx building, which had a largo and select patronage. Mrs. Stevens was personally very popular, and several months ago many friends and associates expressed sincere regret when it became necessary for her because of illness to retire from business. Mrs. Stevens spent several months in the east undergoing treatment but without avail. It. was announced last night that funeral services would take place tomorrow morn ing at 10 o’clock frorr\ the residence, and that interment would follow at Elmwood. ANTI-AD LAW WILL BE RIGIDLY ENFORCED Sheriff Batson in Interview Says Peo ple Have Had Long Enough to Remove Signs That an active crusade will be waged against violations of the recently en acted anti-liquor advertising laws was the statement of Sheriff Thomas J. Batson in an interview given yester day as follows: Mr. Batson states that It is his un derstanding that the ruling of Judgo H. A. Sharpe on last Saturday holds tho law which prohibits the maintaining of any liquor advertising on buildings, billboards, fences or vehicles now in force. Under this law any person who al lows any liquor advertising of this character to remain on his premises is liable to a fine of not less than $50 for each offense, and the sheriff says that he believes that all parties have had sufficient time in which to re move such unlawful signs, and that nothing now remains but for the sher iff to enforce the laws against all vio lators. In this connection the sheriff calls attention to the fact that in many places such signs are being allowed to remain on fences and outbuildings, and in his opinion the owners or les sees of such property will be liable therefor, and should see to it that Buch signs are removed at once, as he can use no discretion In making arrests, although the parties might not con sider themselves as wilfully violating the law. WILLIAMS TO SPEAK HERE Head of Famous Journalism School to Address Howard Students Dean Walter Williams, head of the School of Journalism of the University of Mis souri, has been Invited to deliver an^ad- j dress before the student body of Howard ; college the last of March. Dean Williams will be In Birmingham a day en route! to Mi8mi, Fla., where he will deliver the annual address before the Florida Edi- j torla! association. The Missouri dean it recognised as one of America’s greatest authorities on the principles and practices of journalism, is a member of the British Institute of Jouranilsts, and for 30 years has been one of the leading journalists of the west. NO DOUBT THAT RESINOLDOES HEAL SICK SKIN When you know physicians have pre scribed Keainol for HO years in ths treat ment of eczema and other itching, burn ing, unsightly skin eruptions, and have written thousands of reports saying: "It is my regular prescription for Itch ing," "Reslnol has produced brilliant results,” "The result it gave was mar velous in one of the worst cases of eczema,” etc., etc., doesn't it make you feel that “this is the treatment I can rely on for MY skin trouble?” The moment Reslnol Ointment touches itching skins, the Itching stops and healing begins. With the aid of Reslnol Soap, it almost always clears away every trace of eczema, ringworm, pim ples, or other tormenting eruption quickly, leaving the skin clear and healthy. Sold by all druggists. For trial free, write to Dept 17-R, Reslnol, Baltimore, Md. x. > V ;,r.• Opposes Proposal to Have Board Feed Prisoners in Jail JUDGE ABERNE^HY GROWS PERSONAL Makes Pointed Reference to Repre sentative Copeland—Advocates In creased Jurisdiction for Com mon Pleas Court The advisability of the board of rev enue taking in charge the county jail and feeding the prisoners was among the questions asked a number of wit nesses, Sheriff Batson included, at tho hearing that is being held at tho Mol ton hotel by the legislative recess committee on judiciary reform. Sheriff Batson entered decided objections to the proposed change. Investigations will be made this morning by committee on tho matter of the county paying the salaries of bailiffs who work almost entirely for the clerks of the several courts of the county and the bailiffs who attend the sessions of the court and who are required to work for the sheriff. The attention of the committee was called to the fact that bailiffs paid by the county were holding dual positions and that the clerks and the sheriff were the beneficiaries thereby. This matter was brought about by the state ment of Sheriff Thomas J. Batson, who said yesterday afternoon to the com mittee in answer to the questio.i by Senator I.#usk that he paid his deputies and bailiffs from $1000 to $1500 a year for their services. Sheriff Batson appeared before tlio committee yesterday afternoon and was closely questioned as to tho emol uments of Ills office and particularly to the cost of feeding the prisoners in the county jail. The sheriff stated that ho had not been in office long enough to give an estimate of this item of costs but that he would bo glad to furnish the committee a state ment at a later date after he had checked up his bills for food furnished the prisoners. Asked as to the payment of deputies he stated a good deputy could be had for about $150 a month and that lie paid his deputies and bailiffs from $1000 to $1800 a year. Furnished Lists of Jurors Sheriff Batson stated in answer to a question that while on the Jusy com mission he had been furnished with lists stating who would male* good jurors or who would not. “Did not these lists come from cor poration attorneys?” asked Colonel John. “Yes, sir; in some instances they did.” The sheriff stated that tho com misison employed a clerk who fur nished the names of the prospective jurors in each beat and that tho com mission passed on their qualifications. He stated that the names of the two ladies who had been summoned for jury duty while he was a commission er had been passed on by liih associates and that personally be was “not guil ty.” When aske das to the amount of salary the sheriff should receive in the event the fee system was abolished Mr. Batson stated that he had not been in office long enough to form a reasonable opinion. He slated, how ever, that one of his predecessors stated that the office did not pay $75, 000 for the term. Tho committee reconvened yester day morning at 0 o’clock with Senator John A. Lusk as chairman. Witnesses were slow in appearing which called for a request from the chairman that all tho witnesses voluntary and oth erwise who had business befor, the committee would appear promptly this morning at the specified time in or der that the work of the committee might be expedited. Among the wit nesses appearing yesterday afternoon were Judge J. P. Stiles of the probate court. Judge J. ,T. Banks, Sheriff T. .1 Batson, Ed Newman and Judge Dan a. Green. The examination of Sher iff Batson proved of special interest and led to an investigation of the bailiff system as practiced in this county. Judge J. P. Stiles of the probate court and Judge J. J. Banks testified in ref erence to court procedure. Sheriff Bat son and Ed fiewman testified as to the sheriff’s office and Judge Dan Green gave his opinions on the reform of Ju dicial procedure. Judg Green stated that In his opinion* it would be a mis take to include the criminal court in the proposed consolidated court, bill and that he believed the best interest of the county and state would be served by keeping the criminal court as It is at present. He stated that if the inferior courts of tho county were given jurisdiction over misdemeanor cases that the congestion of the crim inal court would soon be relieved. Ho Haid there was much delay in the trial of criminal cases by the lack of serv ice on the part of the sheriff and tho delay of the lawyers in preparing their criminal cases. In answer to questions he stated the judges of the court, him self included, were not sufficiently in sistent on the prompt attendance of the attorneys and the proper service on the part of the sheriff. Letter From Oberdorfer The first business of the committee yesterday morning was the reading of a letter from Leo Oberdorfer offering suggestions on judicial reform He suggested that the congestion of tho criminal court was the result of a poor system of instituting and prosecuting misdemeanor cases. He recommended the service of a summons on the de fendant in minor cases to appear b« xore the magistrate on a given date and that the prosecution of warrants of arrest could only be instituted by ♦ he consent of the solicitor. He favored the consolidation of the courts of the county and the granting of increased jurisdiction in the inferior courts, also the taking of oral testimony before tho chancellor. Judge H. B. Abernethy of the court of common pleas proved an interesting witness. He stated that he had pre sented a bill to the present legisla ture giving increased jurisdiction to the court of common pleas, but that the bill was opposed because it wras assert ed by Legislator K. D. Copeland that it would take money out of tho pock et of the clerk of the criminal court, who was his brother. Before giving hb» testimony Judge Abernethy asked that R. D. Copeland and W. 8. Welch, members of the legislature, be pres ent to hear his statements In regatri to the alleged blocking of the hill. In stated that the average costs in mis demeanor cases tried in the criminal court was about $37 and that the costs for the same offense in the court of common picas amounted to only 53.75 Judge Abernethy asked Mr. Welch if (CMtlaaci ra Pas* Tea.) fj CITY ITEMS llrndlff PIhbIhk New Paper.—Leon C. Bradley, former associate editor of the Tuscaloosa News, was here yester day. He was a luncheon guest at the Newspaper club, where ho met several friends. Mr. Bradley, it is understood, plans to begin a new paper In Tusca loosa soon. Mourn for Mrs. Stevens.—The death of Mrs. M. F. Stevens yesterday caused widespread sorrow in business circles here. She cpnducted the Gold Lion tea room, which was extremely popular iniong business men. Mrs. Stevens lias been ill for several months, hut her friends were not aware that her indis position was so serious. Traffic Club Meets Tomorrow — An announcement was made yesterday that the rtext luncheon of the Traffic and Transportation club, to which all railroad men of Birmingham belong, would be held at the Newspaper club on March 19 at noon. The notloo to the members was Bent out by 1C. W. Bryan, secretary of the organization. It is expected that a large number of railroad men will be present at the meeting. IliisInesM Bfttfr, Mtv* bee—T. B. Bee of Lexington, ICy., one of the best known traveling men in this section of the country, was here yesterday, llo represents a large drug company and has many friends in Birmingham. Mr. Lee said that the business transacted here whh more and more encouraging. Ho Raid that busineRS wan getting let ter all over the country and that Bir mingham wap one of the first cities to show an improvement. Hr. Denny Here 1 oulfruny.— I )r. George H. Denny, president of tho University of Alabama, was here yes terday to meet Dr. Lewis Morris on matters regarding the beginning of construction on the new free dispen sary that is to be erected in Binning ham as a portion of the University. Dr. Denny was here a l'ew <l#y^ ago, but Dr. Morris was so busily engaged on other matters that Dr. Denny re turned to Tuseuloosa. Dr. Denny said that he hoped to get the proposition In working shape while he was here this time, and furnish the needed serv- | ice as quickly as possible. Ilnnk to Open Mar 1*—The Jefferson County Savings Bank and Trust com pany, suspended, will open for business under the plans of the reorganization committee May 1, according to a report in banking circles yesterday. Snowden McGaughy, president of the bank, who is in charge of the reorganization committee work at this time, is very much impressed with the co-operation that is being shown by local stockhold ers in the matter of reorganizing th<° bank. There will be a meeting during the next few days at which time there will be elected a full.quota of officers and directors. Floyd Sees City—Earle Floyd, asso ciate editor of the Daily Trade Re view, was taken for a short ride over Birmingham yesterday. He and Mrs. Floyd were shown over Mountain Ter race Altamont Road, Fairfield and other points of interest. Mr. Floyd said that Birmingham exceeded his most sanguine expectations and that h» would be extremely slow in forgetting this city. Mr. Floyd is accompanied by Mrs. Floyd, who Is greatly impressed with Birmingham as an industrial cen ter and as a place where suffrage flbr women, in which she Is Interested, is destined to secure a hold. Norton Visits Jemlson—W. S Nor ton, a well known New Yorker, was here a guest for the day of Robert Jemison, Jr. Mr. Norton said that Birmingham was one of the most pro gressive cities that he had been priv ileged to visit during the pust few years and he was especially glad to be here. He was a guest of Mr Jem ison at luncheon yesterday at the Tut wller. Mr. Norton said that Birming ham was being discussed far and wide ns a city of exceptional promise and that he was more than pleased to concur in the general verdict that Bir mingham was a city of more than or dinary interest. Big Cigar .Man Here—Louis Toro, a member of the firm of El Toro & Co., was hero yesterday en route for I’orto Rico, where the company that he rep resents operates a large tobacco fac tory, making a brand of well known cigars. Mr. Toro said yesterday while talking with R. D. Burnett, whose guest he was, that business was get ting better and that Birmingham was one of the most progress!* cities that he hud visited In Beveral years. lie said that Birmingham demonstrated evidences of Improvement In all lines. Mr. Toro and Mr. Burnett had dinner together last night. Mr. Toro left for Florida at an early hour this morn ing. To InvltS Accnuulnnls Here.—The American Association of Railway ac countants, which national association meets In Atlanta next month, will be Invited to come to Birmingham as guests of the Newspaper club. J. Frank Jutz, chairman of the ente'rtuinment committee, yesterday said that a com mittee of four members of the Traf fic and Transportation club would go to Atlanta to attend the meeting, and that a most urgent invitation would be given the national organisation to come to Birmingham for a few days. If the association visits Birmingham there will be arranged n special affair for the members at the Newspaper club. CY'HENE COM IB ANDEHY' THE Hill KNIGHTS OF CY'HENE COMM ANDEHY' AUK REQUESTED TO MEET AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE AT 2 P. M., THURSDAY'. THE ISth, TO AT TEND IND CONDUCT THE FUNERAL SERVICES OF CHARLES YYr. ODOM THE FULL UNIFORM IS REQUIRED THE MEMBERS OF MINERAL CITY CHAPTER AND OF THE ZAMORA TEMPLE ARB REQUESTED TO BE PRESENT. JOHN H. BETHEA, COMMANDBR. 1 J I * HOHK orriCl BIRMINGHAM. ALA. This Company has just had its annual audit hy Actuary Ualll day of the Alabama insurance De partment. The report shows Rratlfylng Increases for another year. Assets Increased ^ y-v/ In 1914. Reserves Increased -j in 1914 .JUyt) Surplus Increased in 1914.ol/yo The Assets, Reserves anil Sur plus of the Company, Inklnu each Item, have more than douhlrd In three years. A Money-Making Company OFFICERS Wm. I*. Jelks, Pres. Richard W. Massey, Vice-Pres. Clarence ,r. Palmer, Secy. W. W. Crawford, 'l’reas. IV. O. Harrison, Med. 'Director. Cabanlss & Bowie, Attys. BOARD OF DIRECTORS .1. C. Mahen, U. R. Harsh, J. H. Wilson, Frank Nelson. Wm. V. Davis. Jno. E. Kaul. C'lias. Hen derson. R. A. Mitchell, Roht. Jem Ison, Sr., M. M. Baldwin. Send for literature and mMn»inu>li- Policy or consult F. P. Bean. K. W. llrand on or N. Steele Anderson, # ARents, City. — \ Birmingham Y. M. C. A. Will Have to Hustle to Beat It, Says Hockenbury Norfolk has set a new record In a mem bership campaign which dosed last night. This city of 65,000 Inhabitants put on a seven-day campaign for 1000 new members and closed with a total of 1538 on sched ule time. E. J. Hockenbury, campaign manager, wired Birmingham that this city would have to put on “her fighting clothes if she beats Norfolk’s record." The 366 men comprising the teams for the membership campaign for Birmingham are strongly of the opinion that a new record will be set during the campaign from March 26 to April 3. The Young Mens Christian association lias never failed to secure all the members It goes after In a campaign of this character, and the Birmingham association, which Is one of the best In the south, will bo heard from in no uncertain way, it is believed, during the campaign soon to be held. Tilt captains aild tennis are meeting rega in rl.' for consultation and organisation of this great campaign. The chairmen of the several divfkfons held a meeting yesterday which was attended by every chairman, and was full Iff enthusiasm, The spirit of friendly rtralry was keen. The 30 teams to be engaged In this cam paign will be named after automobiles, and the names of the captains and auto mobile* will be announced tomorrow. Hotel Hillman Birmingham Reduces Rates Room without bath, $1 & $1.50 Room with a bath, $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50. Large sample room without bath, $1.50 and $2.00. Sample room with bath, $2.00 and $2.50. Hot and cold running water in every room. Every other modern convenience. Recently redecorated and furnished. Splendid cafe with remarkably low prices.