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Your Efforts combined with our own will make a banking c o nnec tion here most pleasant. First National Bank of Birmingham Capital and Surplus Three Million Dollars Four Per Cent Interest, Compound ed Quarterly, on Savings Depoelte c_/ CUES EVILS IN THE Real Estate Men Plan Cam paign Against Existing City Ordinance The Birmingham Real Estate exchange will open a plumbing exhibit about April 20, and W. G. Oliver, chairman of the special committee which has the mattei In charge, yesterday issued the following statement: "Our campaign has tw’o objects in view to get less expensive plumbing and tc make our plumbing less attractive to the sneak thieves and the vandal. "The real estate interests of Birming ham have paid out thousands and thou sc ids of dollars the past few months hav ing expensive lead connections replaced ir i vacant houses, where they had been cul out by vandals. The thief got 15 cents to 60 cents worth of lead and It costs us $25 to $50 to repair the damage. We clairr that some form of Iron pipe will serve just as well as lead, and the sneak wll not take iron pipe. "Aa for expensive plumbing, Birming ham has recently had perpetrated on 11 one of the most drastic plumbing laws passed by any city In the country. We don’t blame the commissioners for this as they are all laymen and didn't appre ciate* how the ordinance was "loaded’ and the number of "jokers" which it con tained. I’ll give you a few Illustrations "One of Birmingham’s recent home I bi nders installed a drain pipe in his ■ garage, and was amazed to find that the I law required him to run a vent from tbit B drain up through the roof, and also tc 1?' install a lavatory in his garage, wit! ■ the usual amount of iead work. He hac l^i- no earthly use for this washstand In his P garage, but was forced to put It in . The«‘ J: extras will cost him about $125. j "Then, again, one of our East Birming ham concerns makes an excellent trap a ;j a cost of about 90 cents, but the lav won’t let us use it. A patented trap madi in Cleveland and sold for maiy times as much is required. j "Birmingham’s latest big buildings—th< ij Tutwiler, the Molton and the Ridgely I are supposed to have the very latest am most expensive of plumbing, and yet this style is already declared out of date ir Birmingham, and if the job had to b« N done over now, it is estimated that i ■! would cost 20 per cent more. "Not only big business suffer, but th< little suburban bungalow must have sever cutoffs, when one or two is all on eartl that a housekeeper wants to operate on i cold winter night. "I could give a score or more of illua trations like this, but it Is not necessary i Our exhibit will have samples of al these regulations, and the people will b invited to Inspect them and really lean ! some of the mysteries of plumbing. "A kitchen sink can no longer be at tached to the main bathroom stack. Ai entirely separate one has to he installed. "The exchange is not taking any par in the labor differences between the mas ter plumbers and the journeymen plumb era These conditions will adjust them selves by the Inevitable law of supply am demand. "Neither are w?e taking .any part ii the personal fight which some individual have against the officers of the plumb ing department. "We do propose to show’, however, tha we have been asleep here—including ou real estate agents—and let the manufac turers of patent plumbing appliances an< other selfish interests put over on us on of the most obnoxious laws possessed b; any American city." Eigliteen Nations Accept Washington, April 18.—Eighteen Latin American nations have accepted invlta I tions to attend the Pan-American finan ctal conference to he held here beginnint May 24, it was announced today. CASTORIA For Infants and Children In Use For Over 30 Years Signature uf ‘SdT'SS&fc** DR. SANDERS WILE I PRESENT SYSTEM Fires His First Gun In Op posing Campaign Against His Administration MEDICOS DIVIDED INTO TWO FACTIONS Opponents of Sanders Determined To Bring About Change and Sanders Faction Determined to Main tain Old Order of Things Dr. W. H. Sanders of Montgomery, state health officer, against whom many mem bers of the Alabama Medical associatior are leveling their lances, is preparing tc struggle for the maintenance of a gov ernmental machine which its opponent! term an oligarchy. Dr. Sanders, construing the attacks against him and the self-perpetuatinj “counsellors" as an attack against the cause of public health, has issued t brochure.which he believes that those whe read will admit was issued only aftei "very great provocation." It is con sidered his first gun in the battle whicl will be joined in Birmingham Tuesday. This battle for a change In the constitu tlon of the association, a constitution un de? which only counsellors—comparative ly few in number—may, through procesi of self-preservation in power, achieve tin presidency, will be the feature of the Bir mingham session of the association. Th< body of medicos is divided between tin proponents and opponents of Dr. San ders. If the latter lose their fight befor< the convention they will carry it to th< floor of tjie legislature. Reviews Administration In his pamphlet which has just been is sued through the mails. Dr. Sanders re views what he has accomplished as stab health officer, and presents these ac complishments, it is considered locally, no only as a defense of his administration but as reasons why he should be contin ued in power. In this light the follow’ ing section, * relating specifically to Blr mingham, has attracted considerable at ter, tlon: “In 1905 yellow fever was prevailing ex tenslvely in Mississippi and Louisiana also ir» Pensacola and possibly othe places In. Florida. Alabama w’as evldentl: w’edged in between Scylla and Charybdis A vigorous state quarantine was beinj waged for protection; apprehension les the state wbuld be invaded was at th very climax of intensity; tension extreme "Under these circumstances the stat health officer was notified by the cit; health officer of Birmingham that a cas of disease, believed to be suspicious of be ing yellow fever, existed in that city In order to reach Birmingham in th shortest possible time the writer was com pelled to go by a circuitous route, th trip consuming the entire night and nc permitting the recumbent position to b assumed for one moment. On arrival was met and conveyed to the house o the sick man, who had recently arrive' from Memphis w'here yellow’ fever wa believed by many to be prevailing. Fought Yellow Fever “The city health officer and consultin physicians were strongly Inclined to pro nounce the case one of yellow fever, wit which opinion I felt compelled after ex a mi nation of the patient to take issue The physicians mentioned courteousl yielded to my opinion, consequently th case was not proclaimed as one of yellow fever, this opinion being fully confirme by subsequent events. Let us suppos for a moment that this case had bee l anr.ounced as one of yellow fever, th > magnitude of the disaster to Kirmlnghan i and to the entire state, more or less cculd not have been computed in dollar and cents. Other gulf states would hav immediately quarantined against the er tire state of Alabama; other counties an • municipalities in the state would hav quarantined against Birmingham; a pani j w’ould have been promptly set in motio in Birmingham, under which thousand i would have precipitately fled at great pei • sonal expense and sacrifice of business ' the trade of Birmingham would have bee completely paralyzed and that of the er • tire state seriously interfered with; ir . deed, the results would have been disas I trous in many ways.” » The opponents of Dr. Sanders are a ■ determined that n change be wrough as he is determined that the old orde of things shall continue to obtain. Fo several months there have been ru rnored of impending development. An then occurred the scandal in connectio ' with the theft of examination paper! ■ as a result of which a doctor and » negro janitor were convicted and sen tenced to serve u term in the peril , teniary. And then Dr. Oates, state mil ’ and prison inspector, in giving testi mony to the legislative committee o investigation, criticized in no uncertai manner the department of which Di Sanders is the head, anil its mode c government. Then Dr. C. T. Yarbrougl who represents Lee county in the lig islature, and is chairman of the stand ing committee on public health, issue through The Age-Herald a sensations interview in which he not only criti cized the so-called “oligarchy” but de dared that unless the association of it ■■■ .. Capital and Surplus $1,150,000.00 Birmingham Trust & Savings Co. Capital $500,000.00 Surplus (Earned) $650,000.00 I "" I A Checking Account With a checking account your payments are systematized; loss of money by theft or carelessness is prevented; you always have the right change; each check shows date, amount and payee; paid check la the best receipt; bank gratuitously assists you to keep your books; merchants prefer that you pay by check; checks are clean, conven ient and safe; It adds to your business prestige. A W. SMITH. President BItNBON CAIN. Asst. Cashle TOM O. SMITH, V.-President C. D. COTTON. Aset Cashier W. H. MANLY. Cashier K. W. FINCH, Aast Cashier 4 Per Cent Paid On Saving Deposits MUSIC FESTIVAL AT JEFFERSON TODAY Two Concerts Will Be Given, One This Afternoon at 3 O’clock and the Other at 8:15 O’clock Tonight—Damrosch Orchestra Arrived Last Night WALTER DAMROSCH This is Birmingham’s music festival day. There will be two concerts at the Jef ferson theatre—this afternoon at 3 o’clock and this evening at 8:15 o’clock. Walter Damrosch and his splendid New York Symphony orchestra engaged for the occasion arrived from Atlanta yes terday evening. With Mr. Damrosch came four vocal celebrities—Grace Kerns, soprano; Merle Tillotson Alcock, con tralto; John Campbell, tenor, and Millo Picco, baritone. Mr. Damrosch gave a concert in At lanta Saturday night, and the audience of several thousand was the largest ever seen in the Georgia capital on the occa , sion of a symphony performance. 4 This afternoon’s programme is chiefly orchestral. It is a very rich programme . and would be considered especially at . tractive even for New York or Boston. It opens with Beethoven s fifth sym phony, one of the most beautiful of all symphonies, old or new. That work will be followed by the ■ Rosary,” air from “La Giocondo,” sung by Mrs. Alcock. ! No. 3 on the programme will be Delibes’ delightful “Sylvia Suite.” The second ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••■••••••••••••••••••a**** MR. RIENZI THOMAS mrt of the afternoon programme will be Wagnerian, and will be as follows. Overture to “Rlenzi.” “Good Friday Spell,” from “Parsifal” .violin solo).-—Mr. Alexander Saalavsky. “Song of the Evening Star,” Signor Milio Picco. “Sounds of the Forest,” from “Sieg rrled.” “Ride of the Valyries,” fro "Walkure.” The night, concert will be varied. In the first part the festival chorus, under the direction of Rlenzi Thomas, will be heard In Sullivan’s "Golden L/egend. ” The Damroach orchestra will accompany the chorus, and the vocal artists named above will have the solo roles. After the chorus number, Mr. Damroach will gives the andante cantabilo from Techaikow sky’s fifth symphony. Miss Kerns will sing the aria from Mozart’s "The Mar riage of Figaro.” Mr. Renard will play a violincello solo, “Electra's Lament,” from "Las Errynnines,” and the pro gramme will be concluded with a group of British folk songs and dances by Granger—new this season. There has been a great rush for seats, and capacity houses are assured for both afternoon and night. BEGIN REGISTRATION FOR SPRING MASONIC UNION ’ Class registration for the spring re union of the Ancient and Accepted Scot tish Rite of Masonry will be held tonight ; at the Masonic temple, commencing at t 8 o’clock. All those elected to the de - gree have been notified to register their names wdth J. D. Matlock, director of * work, as it is necessary for the officers r to learn the extent of the class in or J der to complete final arrangements. Those w’ho cannot arrive in the city on ‘ Monday night can register at 8 o’clock J on Thursday morning. Prompt registra tion is requested. = The reunion is to be held under the * auspices of the Scottish Rite bodies of 2 the valley of Birmingham and will con * tinue four days, April 30-21-22-23. On Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock the Lodge 1 of Perfection will be opened by John 1 B. Bethea, senior venerable master. De grees from the fourth to the fourteenth, inclusive, will be conferred during the ? day with recess for lunch and dinner. - On Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock Bir 1 mingham chapter, Rose Croix, will be - opened by Colnian Blach, wise master. * The fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth and f eighteenth degrees will be conferred. On 9 Wednesday at 8 o’clock Birmingham r Council of Kadosh will be opened by J. 1 XL Ray, commander, and the degrees 9 from the nineteenth to twenty-ninth will 1 be conferred. On Thursday the thirtieth 9 degree, Knight Kadosh, will be con * ferred. On Friday morning at 9 o’clock 1 the Alabama Consistory, Dr. W. W. Ran 3 som, master of Kadosh, presiding, the 31 * degrees will be conferred, and on Friday - afternoon at 3 o’clock the thirty-second 1 s ••••••••••••••••••■•••• c own accord wrought u change in con 1 vention, he would carry the battle to B the floor of the legislature. Long Programme ; The doctors have arranged a long i programme of formal addresses and lectures, and the delegates will he en tertained royally. But the anti-Sanders " crusade will be the feature of the con vention. The administration faction, or San . ders’ faction, is confident of success. The following letter to the editor of The Age-Herald, written by Dr. William W. 1 Dlnsmore, an attache of the health de • . partment, indicates as much: “In your issue of the 18th inst., there 1 appears a remarkable letter from Dr. ’’ D. L. Wilkinson of Montevallo, giving 1 his views on matters medical in Ala bama. “The doctor confesses at the outset, though quite inadvertantly, no doubt, that his letter is not intended as an argument, since he announces in the first paragraph that ‘villification or in sinuation are not argument,’ to quote his exact words, whereupon he pro ceeds to resort to a full measure of each, ultimately reaching a climax fry his insinuations cast even at the dead, namely, the founder and organizer of the state’s public health system. “In his ’argument/ to call it such de spite Tils dictum above quoted, Dr. Wilkinson, like so many other good men, and good doctors, too, seems not r to have been able to rise above that much over-worked theme of ‘office holding’ as being a fundamental con sideration in a state medical organiza tion. His falling into this common error, which has characterized practically all the attacks which have been made upon the State Medical association as now constituted, causes bis letter fairly to bristle with fallacies and forces him Into ‘villification or insinuations’ which ‘are not arguments.’ Hence there is left no ground for debate and no facts to deal with. “Come to the Birmingham meeting next week, doctor, and witness an over whelming victory for organized medi cine In Alabama. “WILLIAM W. DmaMORE/’ | Negro Woman Shot Felix Richardsom, negro, shot and dan gerously wounded Emma Stradford, ne gro, last night about 8 o’clock at Forty second street and Morris avenue. The woman was removed to the Hillman hospital, where it is reported that she is in a serious condition. As yet Rich ardson has not been arrested by the po lice. Negro Seriously Wounded Lillie Allen, a negro woman, was shot and seriously wounded by another negro named Steve Pearson. 405 Seventh street, south, yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The shooting occurred at Alley C and Seventh street. The negro w’ho did the shooting has not been arrested. \ . A.r . JOHN H. BETHEA, SK. Venerable Master Birmingham Lodge of Perfection •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••< degree will be commenced. With this de gree the reunion will close. The choir, led by Prof. Fred L Grambs, organist, will render appropriate music during the several degrees. Th« members are Miss Bessie Cunningham soprano. Mrs. Marie Kern-Mullin, con tralto, J. A. Bates, tenor, and R. C Haufman, basso. ilif F ME IS DUE Return of Governor From New York Will Mean More Appointments The return of Governor Henderson frorr a financial mission to New York precedes it Is considered, another shaking of tht "plum tree." Some days ago, as is remembered, th< story came out of Montgomery that tin governor would immediately name th* members of the state convict bureau anc the state tax commission. J. M. Kysei of Marshall county was appointed con vict inspector and Dr. Hubbard of Mont gemery convict chaplain. The governoi has yet to name a president and a phy sician of the board. Up to the present time nothing has beer accomplished toward the creation of the new tax commission. For the three berths there are several applicants, among therr being at least two members of the pres ent board, John S. Mooring, chairman and Henry P. White, associate member It is generally believed that Edwarc I Doty of Andalusia, editor of the Andalusk Star, will be named a member of the board. Another man who Is thougqt U strnd ar. excelelnt chance for appoint irent is C. A. Avant of Birmingham. Bir j mingham and Jefferson county, which paj i a fifth of the taxes of the state, are en titled to a representative on the board local tax payers contend, and Mr. Avan' has excellent indorsements. Mr. Mooring and Mr. White have Indorsements froir every section of the state, and as thej arc generally known to have acquittec themselves faithfully nnd efficiently ir the past, It Is believed that Governor Hen dersor will give their claims earnest con uidera tion. Mr. Mooring spent yesterday in Blrming ham on business. He did not, however discuss the matter of his application foi reappointment. It Is understood, how e>er. that he is sanguine of his succesi In that connection. Prince George In Italy Brindisi, Italy, April 18.—(Via Paris. Prince George, brother of King Constan tine, of Greece, landed here yesterday and shortly afterward left fur Purls. I I I AT THECITY HALL Unknown Whether Any thing Will Be Accomplished By Scrapping Commission PUBLIC SENTIMENT ON JITNEY CHANGING 1 Cars Should Be Regulated From a Public Service Standpoint and | Without Reference to Street Car Corporation n>- RALPH R. SII.VKR 4 * 4 \ I'THOIIIT V TO REGUL ATE 4 ♦ - ! • Tn spite of reports to the con- • • trary, under the following sec- * $ tion of th > state constitution, • • it apears tin* city government ? 4 has complete authority to regu- * ? late the jitney if it desires: 4 4 “Section 220—No person, firm • 4 association, or corporation shall • f be authorized or permitted to • 4 use the streets, avenues, alleys, ? 4 or public places of any city, 4 4 town, or village for tlio con- • 4 struction or operation of any • 4 public utility or private enter- • 4 prise, without first obtaining * • the consent of the proper an- • 4 t her l ties of such city, town, or • 4 village." ♦ • * Jitney regulation without doubt will be the headliner on the boards at the city hall this week. What is going to happen is hard even to guess at this time, for the prelimi nary skirmishes have so muddied the waters that it is hard for an observer now to form an opinion of what lies at the bottom to be produced when the situation clears up. George Ward favors regulation. James Weatherly does not. A. O. I.ane is in clined to agree with Weatherly. There’s the situation. The split be tween Ward and Weatherly on the jitney question cR?ne with some surprise. The two commissioners have been doing ad mirable team work to all outward ap pearances ever since Mr. Ward took of fice over a year ago. How serious is the present difference or what is going to come out of it at this time cannot be told, Popular Side Mr. Weatherly, without u doubt, is at. this time on the popular side. As to whether or not he will be in the course of a week or two, however, there is reason to doubt. There is every indica tion that, public sentiment is now un dergoing a gradual change in regard to the jitney situation. It seems entirely probable that reasonable regulation—and nothing else is proposed—will bo eom pletely indorsed by public sentiment within a short, time. As to whether or not the convictions or reasons of Judge l^ane and Mr. Weatherly for their respective positions on the question are such that they may bo liable to change, no one can say, but It seems probable. If so, fair and Just regulation of tho jitney is to be ex pected within the next, week or two. There* are two reasons for the popular ity of tho genus Jitney as found alive .and prospering on the streets of Bir mingham today. One is its undoubted ability to fill a place heretofore empty and render a real service to the citizens; the other is the unpopularity of tho street, car corporation. When the facts are faced, there can he no denying that much of the jitney's popularity conics from the street car's unpopularity; there are hundreds whose enthusiasm for the jitney grows because they know it is “putting a kink" in the street car com pany. Reasons For Regulation Ukewise, there are two reasons for regulating the Jitney. One is to protect and aid the ailing street car corporation; the other is to protect and aid the pub lic and place the jitney on a basis with every other legitimate business trans acted within tho city. Those favoring real and fair regula tion of the Jitney should forget about the popularity of the Jitney, or the prayed for protection and unpopularity of the street car company. They should realize that the Jitney question must, be ap proached from the other end; that jitney regulation must be developed—if it con be developed—In the terms of public service. Why should the man who runs a fi and 10-cent store in competition w^frh the big department store be made to pay a city license in proportion to the business he does if a jitney which operates In com petition to the great street car corpora tion Is not made to do the same thing? When the Kelley interests sometime ago made their memorable fight before the city commission for a street railway franchise, they were charged for a fran chise, provisions were put in that fran chise to make the proposed company pay to the city a part of its gross receipts and in other ways put its operations un der the complete control of tho city gov ernment. James Weatherly led the ac tivities on the part of the city. Now because the real difference 1s that the Kelleys proposed to run a vehicle as a common carrier on steel rails and the operator of a jitney proposed to run a vehicle as a common carrier on rubber tires, why should such regulations lie placed on the one and not proportion* regulations be placed on tho other? Basis of Government The basis of all government is ( tection of the interests of the gover^ id. There can be no doubt but that the danger and evils of the jitney system • ~~ Whooping Gough I 11 Well—everyone know, I flkjflEp'' the effect of Pine Forcal, ■ Iwf on Cough,. w || Dry Bell's I If Plne*Tar*Honey I 1 I I i, ■ remedy which bring, quick relief I ■ A family with growing children 2 m thould not be without it. ¥ I 25c., 50c. and 11.00 jfc ' I t“Do you see thst large bu9i- ^k ness house there? And the M hank here? Once they were ■ small, hut the hank helped a man succeed.” S The American Trust doesn't re member how many men it has helped succeed, but there are now about B 14,000 people who have that oppor tunity as American Trust depositors. M __ a If you are not one of these, there is % no reason why you shouldn't be, for it takes little money to become a depositor. AmcanTrusiHSavingsBank BIRMINGHAM COPS TO LEARN TO JUIJITSU PRISONERS Athletic Association Is Be ing Formed to Develop the Muscles of the Minions of the Law Sergeant K. P. Warren, who Is the moving figure in the organization of the Police Athletic association, talks interestingly in regard to the future plans of the association. "It has been the rule in all the largo cities to organize these associations In the police department and it seems to have met with general approval of the public as well us the men every where. It Is a serious proposition when a man weighing 150 pounds t* culled on to arrest another who per haps weighs 200 pounds, and unless ♦he officer attempting to make the ar rest is skilled in the art of handling such a prisoner, he will find that the job is a bit too much for him. "On the other hand, if he is a man who knows some of the science of wrestling and jujitsu, it is a compar atively easy task for him to see that the unruly one is brought to the sta tion. "The object of the Birmingham Police Athletic association is to leach the men to he capable in just such an emergency as this. Not only that, but when a nan is in good physical train ing, his body as well as his mind Is in a much clearer state, and he finds his duties comparatively easy, instead of them being a task. I am glad to any that we have been able to stir up quite a bit of enthusiasm among the mem beis of tlies force, and 1 anticipate great success for tho organisation. "Some of the foremost athletes In the Trilled StatoH are to be found among tire police departments of the large cities. For example. Matt McGrath and Martin Sheridan are considered the best, weight men in the country and they are both members of the New A ork Police Athletic association. Therefore. I say that it is possible for us right here in Birmingham to de velop some wonderful athletes. The personnel of Die Birmingham police force consists of some very fine men. both physically and mentally, and t am satisfied that wo shall find some fine athletes among them. "At the present time wo are handi capped for lack of showers, mats, and soforth, but we hope to raise sufficient funds to buy these in the near future. We shall have several wrestling bouts every Friday night, and will charge a nominal fee for admission In this way we hope to get sufticient funds to carry on the work. 200 LAUNDRY MEN EXPECTED FOR CONVENTION APRIL 26-27 Well over 100 reservations have been made at local hotels for the Tri-State Laundrymen's association. Which will convene in Birmingham for its annual meeting next Monday, It is believed that there will he about 300 visitors to the city, including members of tho associa tion and others engaged in trade lines which are identified will) laundrymen, and their business. The meeting will last two days, April L’6-37. The visitors will begin to arrive next Sunday. The visitors will bo entertained while in Birmingham by tho local association. There will be a banquet at the News paper club for the visitors, which will be attended by over 160 persona. The follow ing day the visitors will bo shown the lOnsley division of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company properties, and will uiso pass through the American Steel and Wire company plant at Fair field. They will also be shown over Fairfield, the model Industrial city. One have been painted In undue vivid colors by poisons who might lie inclined to keep In view the old bugaboo comparison of tho jitney With tlie street ear company. But on tlie other hand, there can lie no doubt in tlie mind of any fair man, no matter where ids enthusiasm lies, hut that there are serious possibilities of danger to life and properly of citizens involved lit the Jitney question. It cannot he disputed but that tlie majority or the ears used are second hand, and had been discarded until tlie Jitney came Into existence. it cannot be disputed Hint the drivers of many of them are reckless and in competent. It. cannot be disputed that if the oc cupant of the majority of them was to meet with accident, there would be no recourse whatever. Then why should not tills government that Is supposed to protect, tlie Interests of tlie governed, impose such regula tions as to safeguard the public from any one of these possibilities as much as It Is possible In Justice to do? Will it put the Jliney out. or business? Well, if safeguarding the Interests of the public demanded regulations that would result in putting the jitney out of business, it ought to be put uut of business. Jitney Comes lo Stay But such Is not. the cose. Even the strongest opponents of tlie Jitney admit that the jitney has "come to stay." and is "filling a real need.” Tlie Jitney can he regulated and the public properly safeguarded and the Jitney still continue to do business. Other cities are doing It. There Is a parable of the man who first, succeeded In putting onto a wire a high voltage of electricity. He found that the service to bo secured had been increased, but that also the thing was dangerous. lie doubted tlie value of his discovery. No matter how much service humanity could get out of this high voltage current, if It wasn't safe to handle it, It was n failure. So he set about to make tho highly danger ous wire safe and at the same time not impair its ability to carry a heavy cur rent. He did so by Insulation. The Jitney needs insulation. It can he called metaphorically a highly charged electric wire in which there are two elements—service and danger. The work of the city commission is tf bring about Insulation by proper regu lation and thus eliminate tho danger without Impairing the service. What happens is at least going to be ; interesting. -- ■ ■ --—- — Mitchell In Birmingham James Mitchell, president of the Ala bama Power company, reached Bir mingham yesterday from New York, lifter an absence of several days In tlie • cast. Mr. Mitchell will be in the city several days, it ig understood. He will be engaged In conferring with officials of the company today and It Is ex pected Mr. Mitchell will begin a tour of inspection of the company's proper ties during the next few days. Mr. Mitchell said yesterday that there was nothing new to be said In connection with the properties In this section. He said that the line to Tuscaloosa and other work which has been authorized and financed would go ahead without any delay. Mr. Mitchell is inclitiod to l elieve that the business situation is improving. of the most Interesting features on the programme will he nn address by Con - giessman Burnett of Gadsden, on the Chinese Immigration question. Mr. Bur nett is the author of the immigration measure now’ pending in Congress. Com missioner Weatherly will make the ad dress of welcome on behalf of Birming ham. The entire programme has not been arranged. J. H. Bancroft of Mobile, is president of the association, which is composed of members In the states of Alabama. Mis sissippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Ar kansas. It is only lately (hat the states of Louisiana and Arkansas were taken into the association. Tt is stated that many widely known men engaged In laundry work will be present at the meeting, including J. A. Barker of the National Launderers’ association, Otto Rice, president of the I blunderers’ club of Chicago. George H. Pans* of the na tional executive committee and tothers. >•••«•••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• INJUNCTION AGAINST AGE-HERALD IS ASKED Slate Attorney General Seeks to Re strain Publication of Articles Dis cussing Alcoholic Liquors A petition has been filed asking that an Injunction be Issued to restrain the Age-1 i era Id Publishing company from publishing certain articles alleged to l t in violation of the anti-liquor adver tising law. The bill was prepared by W. 1a Martin, attorney general, and forwarded to Solicitor Hugo L. Black, who filed it before Judge H. A. Sharpe of tho city court. An appeal case is ponding before the Buprenie court in which practically the rnme questions of law are rained, the injunction proceeding* were sot for hearing Monday, May 2. The supreme court will probably decide the pending case before that date The articles complained of had ref erence to the percentage of alcohol in malt vinous and spirltous liquors. There was no mention of brand, name of firm or corporation in any of the three articles. The first of the series contained a small picture which was held by Solicitor Black to be in viola tion of tlie law and on bis objection if was discontinued. The case Is brought in the name of the state ex rel Hugo L. Black, solicitor of Jefferson county. ■■ ■' . .-.I..-.