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The Real Value
Of the Small
of the ambitious
salary or wage
earner is under
stood here.
First National Bank
of Birmingham
Capital and Surplus Three Million
Four Per Cent Interest, Compound
ed Quarterly, on Savings Deposits

! 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
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.
, 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.
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
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.
“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
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
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Determined Yesterday at
Conference Between Citi^
zens of Greater City
and Commission
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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. 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
Mrs. Hutto attended the Loulie Compton
seminary of Birmingham before going to
Judson college, where she graduated in
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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Opposes Proposal to Have
Board Feed Prisoners
in Jail
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
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
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
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.)
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
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
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
I *
HOHK orriCl
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
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
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.
.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
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.

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