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The First National Bank
of Birmingham, Ala. ' Statement June 23,1915 Resources Leans and discounts.♦ 8,603.873.25, Overdrafts . 161-17 IT. S. bonds (par) ......... 1,500,000.00 State of Alabama bonds ... 284.000.00 Other stocks and bonds ... 86J.268.50 Banking house. 365.500.00 Cash tn vault.$ *94,887.11 With banks . J,467.491.53 With U. S. Tr. - 83.000.00 . With Federal Res. bank 224,496.28— 3,658.873 92 k $^6,276,676.84 Liabilities Capital stock.$ 1.500.000.00 ». Surplus and profits 1,738,177.34 V* Reserved for taxes. 18.555.00 Circulation .. 1,352,600.00 Deposits Individ ual .$9,478,260.47 Bank . 1,068.094.03 U. S. 125,000.00— 10,671,344.50 $16,275,676.84 TO URGE PASSAGE OF BILL GIVING RELIEF TO FINANCES OF CITY | Ed Smith to Appear Before Recess Committee in the Capital Thursday TO HEAR COMMISSION AT CITY HALL FRIDAY Officials Regard Bill Allowing City to Increase Tax Rate 50 Cents^as of Paramount Importance to Sol vency of Municipality K. T>. Smith, legislative attorney of the city of Birmingham, will appear before the recess committee on judiciary in Montgomery tomorrow in the inter est of the bill under which Birmingham would increase its rate of taxation from $1 to $1.50. Friday, the members of the Jefferson rounfy legislative delegation will con vene in the city hall for the purpose of giving the commissioners an opportuni ty to make clear the various points of the bill. As a result of this activity, the city hopes to be in position to get its bill through shortly after the legislature rc assembles next Tuesday. The city re gards the hill as one of vital Impor tance in that its adoption and the ef fect of its provisions will enable the municipal government to operate with in the limit of its income. The bill was -introduced by Senator Judge and put through the senate last winter. In the house, it was referred to the committee on municipal corpor ations and later because It called for the submission of a consytutional amend ment, was referred to the judiciary committee. Supported by All Cities As is generally known, practically every municipal government in Ala bama has found it impossible to oper ate on its income. This situation sug gested the formation of the league of municipalities. This league drew up a general bill which was so arranged that each city would be benefited through increased taxation in accordance with its needs. It will have the support of the league, or rather, of practically every city of the state. Birmingham’s need is more pressing, it has been demonstrated, than that of any other Alabama city. Sometime ago a bond issue was authorized by the peo ple with which to pay off old obliga tions. Unless the city is permitted by the legislature to increase its rate of taxation, its present condition of run ning short at the rate of $1000 per day will be continued. The banks will hesi tate to advance money in large sums because they will have no assurance that the legislature four years hence would grant opportunity of relief, and will have no assurance that the people when called upon for another bond issue in the near future would respond. Ho important to the life of the city is the pending legislation that there are frequent hints that unless such relief is granted ultimate bankruptcy 1b not Improbable. Special Provision for City The municipal bill insofar as it re lates to Birmingham provides for the aubmission of a constitutional anAnd nent under which Birmingham will be (Continued on Page Six) Barbecued Lunch With butter and side -| (T _ dish . ltIC Daisy Barbecue 1715 3d Ave. In Ordering Goods Please Mention THE AGE-HERALD Members of “Immortal 70” in Birmingham Yesterday Exceedingly Busy VISIT CONVICT CAMP AT WEGRA Discuss Proposal to Curtail Appoint ive Power of Governor—Are Told That People Would Resent Such a Step Yesterday morning the leaders of the prohibition party issued a rail for a convention to be held in Montgomery next Monday night. This convention will be attended by •members of the legislature, and those nonmembers who are collectively known as the “prohibition lobby.” Throughout yesterday the prohibition ists were exceedingly busy. In the morn ing 4he leaders conferred. About the hour of noon, the members of the In vestigating committee got together and heard argument from those who adhere to the idea that it would be unwise to abolish the convict lease system. In the afternoon three of the members, Sena tor Denson of Greene, Representative Green of Dallas, and Representative Welch of Jekerson,v visited the convict camp of the Pratt Consolidated Coal com pany at Wegra in Walker county. Subject of serious consideration was the threatened split in the party respecting its plan to acquire by force of numbers the prerogative of the executive depart ment, that is, the appointive power. Differ With Leader* Tt has been generally known throughout Alabama that the prohibitionist leaders have readied a conclusion that Governor Henderson should not be permitted to appoint the members of the convict bu reau and the state tax commission be cause of the certainty that to these posi tions he would not appoint his enemies. Rome of the members of the party on this point, differed with the leaders. W. C. Davis of Walker has warned the lead ers, It is said, that Ihe people would resent such a programme even a.s they would resent the governor attempting to deprive the legislature of its constitutional func tions. , The resutl of the conference was not made public, but It is regarded as cer tain that the party before carrying out the programme it had previously agreed upon, will further consider. It is under stood that it was for the purpose of de-^ termining to just what extent the war fare against the governor should be car ried. that the convention was called for Montgomery next Monday. At the dinner Monday night, the senti ment of the rank and file was ascer tained. The leaders yesterday morning, acting on the knowledge acquir'd, de termined in several respects the course they will pursue. The only hindrance which exists and which gives them pause is the threatened split in the ranks, the mutiny on the part of some of the mem bers who would not go to the extent of transforming the legislative department of state into the executive. To Defeat Bond Issue As has been previously pointed out, the prohibitionists have determined to defeat the bond issue which was pro posed by the governor. When that issue was before the legislature last winter, as is remembered, enough of the pro hibitionists were weaned from the standard to put the measure through the house. During the summer, how ever, the lobby is said (o'have worked indefatigably, and as a result, have won back those who deserted during the session. It was informally agreed by the lead ers yesterday to support the reports, recommendations and bills of the recefcs committees, and to heal if possible the friction which has been engendered among the members of the judiciary committee. There is a serious hitch at the present time regarding the work ingman’s compensation bill, the sub committee fif the recess committee on judiciary having failed, after persistent efforts at arbitration, to agree. On the f»7 other bills relating to courts, how ever, the members of the judiciary com mittee have agreed, it is said. The two-day session of the prohibi tionists was regarded last night by the leaders as highly successful. The party, as a result, it is said, is again welded together and determined to act in a body on every question which is re i garded by the leaders as a “party" ques ; tion. AWARD CONTRACTS FOR FURNITURE Stale Norma] Schools at Livingston, Troy and Jacksonville Buying New Equipment Contracts were awarded here yes : terday tor the furniture for the state normal schools at Livingston, Troy and Jacksonville, and out of a total of between $3000 and $4000 about $1800 worth went to the Meridian Chair com pany of Meridian, Miss., of which Wil liam fc»openheimer is manager. Others who shared in the contracts were Loomis & Hart of Chattanooga and the Tomlinson Chair company of High Point, N. C. * The awards were made by the pres idents of the respective schools. Capital and Surplus $1,150,000.00 Birmingham Trust & Savings Co. Capital $500,000.00 Surplus (Earned) $650,000.00 Making Greenbacks Into Yellow Backs If you bring a (5.00 greenback to this bank and laave It long enough It will become a (10.00 yellow back. This would ti^ke some time, but It does not taka a very long time to turn a (5.00 bill Into six silver dollars. j You bring In the (5-00 bill and we will tell you at that time When j you can call for yonr six silver dollars; it will not be as long as j you think. * Savings deposits in thli bank earn 4 par cant interest. _ / AW. SMITH. PreeMent BUNSON CAIN, Aset Ceahlef TOM O. SMITH, V.-Prasldenl C. D. COTTON, Asst Cashier W. H. MANLY. Cashier B. W. FINCH, Aset Cashier | • 4 4 Per Cent Paid On Savings Deposits Auditorium Movement to Be Brought to Life I Movement Will Be Set on Foot at General Meeting of Chamber of Commerce' Friday Night Resumption of the movement for a peo ple s auditorium will occur Friday night at 8 o’clock at a general meeting of the Chamber of Commerce In the chamber auditorium. This is the first of a series of general meetings planned by President Crawford Johnson, with the purpose in view of get ting the general rank and file of the mem bership become more active in chamber affairs. President) Johnson stated he wanted to urge through The Age-Herald that every member who possibly can at tend Friday night to do so and he prom ises that the “said member will never be sorry." it has been felt by chamber officio Ip, it is understood, that the affaitB of he organization are more and more being left to the few officials and board of di rectors. It is this that Mr. Johnson pro poses to get away from. He states he be lieves the chamber is one of the most representative and Influential bodies of men In the state and he wants every member to have a voice In Its affair*. With the co-operation of the mein’f.i themselves, he stales, he believes this c*n be brought about by the general meetings. Some members prefer the general meet ings in the afternoon or at the luncheon hour, and it is stated that the plan proves successful they probably will alter nate from one hour to the other. Th ebig subject up for discussion Fri day night will be the resumption of the movement for a public auditorium. As will be remember this movement was started some time ago and a bond issue election finally held, at which the people overwhelming!v voted the bends asked for to build the structure. After this had been done it was then held by the courts that the bond*- election was illegal, as there were no state laws authorizing It. For some time proper authorities have been at work passing a bill through the legislature authorizing such a bond issue, and the whole situation will be discussed and new plans made at the inerting Fri day night. The industrial* committee will report on plans for acquiring new industries npd other committees probably will report >*n work done and plans for the future.* One of the big pieces of work of the industrial committee is the elass;tied directory now nearing completion of every product man ufactured in Birmingham and who" makes It. This has been a big undertaking, nut after several months work It is state! is now almost ready for the printer. The entertainment committee gives in formation that everybody attending the meeting will get a good cigar and thr. af fair gives indication of a big success. GRAVE AND GAY BEFORE | BIRMINGHAM’S RECORDER Little Daughter of Clerk Bill Cunningham Is Newest Bailiff. Judge Davis Holds Wine Is Not Food—Made to Stay In Cemetery Three Hours | By KI,I,IS C. HIII.I.LU9 The newest bailiff in Judge Davis’ court down at the city hall is little Miss Margaret Cunningham, daughter of Court Clerk W. C. Cunningham. The pretty little miaa yesterday morning was a visitor at court and attracted tlie attention of all present. Bailiff Todd relinquiahed his plaoe near the bar of Justice in her favor and the court at taches showered attention upon her. She waa given the title, “bailiff,” by one of th# attorneys present and while her age and weight might he against her when it comes to holding unruly prisoners, her lovely smile and shy modesty completely won the hearts of the officers and attorneys in the court. • • • Sam Tominrlli, an Italian, is of the opinion that It is no violation of the new prohibition laws to have between GO and 66 gallons of wine in his resi dence when said wine is used for the purpose of giving the necessary nour ishment to the body. Sam was ar rested Monday on a charge of violating the prohibition laws and Judge Davis lined him $50. An appeal was taken and the matter will he threshed out in a higher court. Sam admitted that he had the wine stored in his residence, but said, “My wile and 1 live on wine.” He also had five dozen bottle of beer, according to the evidence, and that, too, wan designated as an article of food by the Italian. Judge Davis ruled that, while wine may be an article of food, ami may be used after the manner of old fashioned “ham gravy” and “sopped” up with bread, after all, he Mad no dlscre tion In the matter, as the wording of the law was plain, and he was com pelled to administer the fine. • • • “.ledge, dis niggei- choked me to def’ three times Sat'dy night and male me stay In the white fo'kaes cemetery 'till 10:30 o’clock Sunday night and I thought he was goin’ to kill me* agin dat night-—” came forth In a torrent . from the lips of a coal black negro wom an. almost before Judge Davis realized that she was before him. “Here, here,'' said the judge, "wait a minute, wait a minute, let’s get this straight.” "Yftaauh,” said the woman. Standing beside her was an under st*ed, tan-hued negro man and it was against him that her tirade was dl* retted. He was standing at the bar, ill at-ease. and wearing a deprecatory smile. The judge asked for the witnesses and the woman again broke foith, calling to her side another negro, who. she said, saw It all. because the smailet negro had threatened to kill him as well as the woman, the only reason lie had not done so being that he had left his ”ra,a*uh" at home. “Now. what's the trouble,’" demanded Judge Davta. “Rons, it’s lak dla,’ began the woman. And she recited her woes, which included being choked t<> death three times Satur day night; $8.79 In cash being removed from her “First National hank;” one pair of shoes that she had Jugt paid $2.39 for. being taken forcibly, and, as if the worst had not happened, being compelled to re main in a cemetery three hours Sunday night by the same little negro man “Now. what Is your side of It, Charlie?' Judge Davis asked the man, Charlie Hall said the woman came all the way out to North Haven and removed his clothes and he called on her at hgr home four times and naked for them cour teously. She refused to give them up and the last time he called, according to his statement, she bit him on the arm. Charlie bared bis arm to show the marks left by her teeth. They had departed, however, and he called upon the othei man. wno was supposed to be a witness, to verify his statement. Charlie said the woman had taken two pairs of Ills shoes ajiri had given one pair to the man she had as a witness. He identified the shoes the witness was wear ing. saying they belonged to, him. Despite his eloquent pleading, the evi dence showed that Charlie really had choked Mary and Judge Davis was com pelled ot fine him $5. He marched back to the cage sorrow fully and the woman and her “witneaa’’ matched proudly out of the courtroom Into the beautiful light of a lovely day. L \ — Southern Handled Only 10 Packages of Liquor in Last Week % Birmingham offices of the express companies have not yet begun to fetl any extra business as a result of new prohibition laws. The Southern Express company yesterday for the first week under the new shipping laws had handled but 10 packages of liquor through the Birmingham office. This is an average of little tnore than one shipment a day. “The new law will in time probably add a good sized burden to the ex pns's companies," said .1. A. William son, agent of the Southern Express in Birmingham, "but we will observe the law strictly. We are required to keep careful account of shipments ami must not only keep an accurate alpha betical record of each package received but must have the signature of the : consignee for record. “The law, for instance, allows each Individual to receive two quarts of whisky every two weeks. We have to see that this amount is not exceeded. In fact, we are held liable if we deliver more than this to a consignee. Our records will be complete so that when a package comes to a man we can tell at a glance whether he has already received his share for the two wet.ks period. If he has the new shipment will simply not be delivered.” WHELESS TO TOUR SOUTH AMERICA Washington, July 6.—The Carnegie en dowment for international peace has se lected Joseph Wheless of St. Louis to make a three months' tour of Argentina, Uraguay and Paraguay to investigate the effect of the European war on their commerce and industry. This inquiry is a part of the endow ment's plan to lay before the world a pic ture of war’s effect on neutral peoples. Frontier Reopened Taris. July 6.—<4:35 r>. m.)—‘‘After 10 day,' interruption the German-Swiss fron Geirnan authorities have increased the severity of regulations regarding pass ports for strangers," says ths Berns, Switzerland, correspondent of the Temps. "Military necessity is the only explana tion given the Swiss government for ces sation of tratfio batween Germany and Switzerland." Charles Wilaon Promoted New York. July Charles H. Wilson, for IS years past general superintendent of the American Telephone and Telegraph company, haa been appointed to the new ly created, position of general manaser. Receiver of Amercian Mort gage and Loan Co. Alleges Manipulation of Stock Suit In equity whs filed'In the United States court yesterday byv Felix H. Dren nen as receiver fcm the American Mort gage and Roan company against the Southern Statea Fire Insurance company -and Sibley P. King, Sumter Cogswell. McLane Tilton, E. F. Englcn, J. G. Cooks, D. E. Manasco and R. R.# Watts, in which the plaintiff asks for $46,470 with Interest from February 14, 1914, and that a decree b«> issued restraining the insurance firm from disposing of plaintiff’s collateral de posited as security. The cause of action set out in the bill is alleged manipulation in the transfer ol 4647 shares of stock of the insurance com pany by the defendants. The stock it valued at $10 a share, which totals th« amount sued for. The defendants are di rectors or officers of both the plaintiff and defendant company. The bill of com plaint alleges that th# defendants "con spired" to sell to the plaintiff corpora tion 4647 shares of the fire insurance company after the said company hac ceased doing busines. The matter will be taken up by Judge W. J. Grubb on his return to the city. Hi has been in New York for several week? presiding over the district court and if expected home within the next few days SPRING-RICE AND LANSING CONFER Washington, July 8.—sir Cecil Spring Hite, the British umbussador, conferred today with Secretary Lansing over Inter nationa' developments during the ambas sador a absence from Washington thi past two weeks. It is understood th< shipping situation in the war ion, and re porta of British recruiting In the Unitec States were discussed. The embassador lias explained to of (ic-lals here that the embassy has no con nectlon with efforts to obtain men in thli country for British military aervice, am Secietary Lanilng indicated today tha every American minor taken into the ser vico about whom representations had bee, made had been released promptly b] Great Britain. CASTORIA For Infants sad Children In Use For Ovar 30 Years LITTLE COAL GOES TO This Is Testimony of Cyrus Garnsey at I. C. C. Hear ing Yesterday LOCAL OPERATORS SEEK DIFFERENTIAL Think They Should Be Able (o Com pete With Ohio and Illinois Opera tors for Lower Mississippi Valley Trade Evidence alleging discrimination against Alabama coal operators in freight rates | to lower Mississippi valley points wasj brought out by the first two witnesses f yesterday in the interstate commerce com mission hearing now' In progress here un der Examiner Ixmls O. Biasell. Cyrus Garnsey of Memphis, general manager of the Galloway Coal company, and 9. L. Yerkei of the local firm of F. A. Qrlder, coal sales agents, were the two witnesses heard. Mr. Yerkes not hav ing finished his testimony when the hear ing adjourned for the day. Prominent coal operators and railway traffic officials from all parts of the country are present and the case is to be hotly contested, as the operators and carriers from the western Kentucky, Illi nois, Ohio and Pennsylvania fields stren uously oppose the larger differential in rates asked for by the local operators between the coal shipments from the two sections. Specific Instance Cited Mr. Garnsey’s testimony yesterday whs to the effect that although the • Carbon Hill coal fields In Alabama were lftO miles nearer Memphis than the competing fields in western Ken tucky and southern Illinois, the Car bon Hill product could not compete in Memphis with the coal from the othtr fields on account' of the unfair freight rates hh compared with tHe Illinois and Kentucky freight rate to the same point. He stated, in fait, that but about H tier cent of the annual coal business of Memphis In 1911 whs done by Alabama mines, and attributed this rk the reason. He stated that all Alabama operators asked was a freight rate with sufficient differential over /the freight rate of the Illinois and Kentucky operators as to make h fait; competition between them at Memphis and points south of Memphis in the Mississippi Valley. Mr. Garnsey quoted figures and data, and presented maps In corroboration of I bis testimony. He stated that on account of their geographical location, being much closer to the competitive market, the Alghama operators asked for a larger differential In freight rates with their more distant competitors merely as a matter of justice. Mr. Garnsey formerly was connected with the Frisco railroad and he stated that formerly the proper differential In the rates in question was maintained by a rebate system of the railroads. Up reviewed the rate war be tween the Frisco and the Louisville and I Nashville iu 1901 in this respect and went Into many details of the matter. The hearing was adjourned at noon and recessed in the afternoon at the TutwHer hotel, the morning session having been held nt the federal building in the l.'jilted States courtroom. Mr. Garnsey was cross examined by opposing counsel and Mr. Yerkes took the stand. Mr. Yerkes' testi mony was practically along the seme! lines. He introduced into the record vn- , r|ous maps and data to show the a'lcgod discrimination His testimony will he i uni* pleted and he will be cross-examined wlvn the hearing convenes this morning .*t 9:.'in o'clock at the Tutwiler private dining room. Complaints Close Today j Tt ia believed that the local operators who are the complainants In the case will complete their case today and the defend ants will begin their testimony tomorrow. The hearing ia expected to Inst Ihrce or four da v a. William A. Glasgow, Jr., of Philadelphia, one of the prominent attorneys of the coun try. is representing the local operators is counsel. He la opposed by. Rush <’• But ler and Carl D. Foos of Chicago, counsel for the Southern Illinois Coal Opera' jra’ association; R. \Y. Ropriquet and \V. A. Wyckliffe of Belleville, XU., rspresenting the Ohio Valley Coal Operators' associa tion, a committee of operators from Ken tucky and Illinois, consisting of F. If. Harwood, W. fl.% Bchmick and C. M M » derwell, and representatives of the rail roads. Among the latter are the follow ing: A. P. Humburg. commercial counsel, and F. J. Row* traffic man for the 111! nois Central; William A. Northcutt of Louisville, and D. N. Gondvvyn. generil freight agent for the Louisville and Nashville; C. P. Rausch of Kt. Louis. n eral freight agent for the Mlssoiiri-l’acifl and Iron Mountain system; Clnudian B. Northrop and Alexander M Pull of Wash ington for the Alabama Great Southern, and the Southern railway; Thomas Bond of St. Louis, commerce counsel, and Eu gene McAuliffe. coal agent for the Frisco, and C. T. Prince and W. K. Vandiver for the Mobiie and Ohio. The Frisco railroad representatives favor the differential asked for; the Mis souri-Pacific, the Louisville and N».*h vllle and the Illinois Central. It Is a«»‘d, oppose It. The Southern, Alabama Grvit Southern, Mobile and Ohio, It ia said, arc more neutral, but are inclined to t.iv.-r the differential asked for. The case Is of great importance, ac cording to the local coal operators and carrier representatives, because if the alleged fair competition is secured ii will result in greatly Increased business here because of the opening up of new’ mur ^ kets for Alabama coal. > - : COL. JONES PIERCE ; DEAD IN KENTUCKY Was Formerly Well Known In Ala bama Industrial Affairs—Pioneer Coal Operator in Warrior Field Col. Jones T. Pierce, one of the plo ■ neer coal operators of the Birmingham l district, died yesterday In Bowlin? Green, Ky., according to Information reaching Birmingham laat night. Colonel Pierce Is well known to all of till older Industrial men and pio j neer settlers of the district. He came to this part of the country over <0 - years ai^o jusit a short time after the ■ civil war and before tha Ixruisvllle ami * Nashville or another railroad had | touched this Part of the south. He was closely connected with the ‘ early development of the district and for jears was a prominent character In this section. He centralized his ac tivities In the Warrior coal fields : where he formed the old Pierce-War rior Coal company, said to be the first or one of the first Industrial corpor ations In the dlztrlct. Some 20 years ago Colonel Piero* 1 moved to Kentucky where he acquired Interest In coal mines. He will bi hurled at Bowlin? Green today. Dr , H. A. Jones of Birmingham, brother in-law of Colonel Pierce, was at his i bedside when tbe end came Colonel Pierce came to this count. j i from Wales. / Personal Invitations Being Sent Out for Compliment ary Luncheon at Tut wiler Tomorrow Personal invitations to the compliment ary luncheon to he giv en tomorrow at U’:30 at tho Tutwiler hotel by the Chamber of Commerce were sent out yesterday by the wl oleeaie trade committee. The luncheon Is intended to he the opening aim in the elaborate preparations for .entertainment of the 1600 delegates to the third annual convention of the Alabama Merchants' as s' ' iation t»» be held in this city the last week in August. As the delegates to the convention are so representative of every kind of busi ness, the luncheon has been called by tho wholesale trade committee and the whole sale business houses, manufacturers and bankers of the city have been invited In order Shat every man's views regarding the different phases of the coming con vention might he obtained and follv dis cussed before any permanent plans are announced. For thi> reason every man who receives an invitation Is urger, i v c| ,i,, muir»Rr<gan to think over the mutter between this and Thursday and come prepared to make suggestions Tills convention has become one of the biggest events In the annual activities of the chamber of Commerce and it is being anticipated this year with greater encouragement of attainment of big tilings than ever before. The invitation sent out yesterday is as follows: “You are cordially invited to he the guest of* the Chamber of Commerce al a complimentary luncheon in the hall room of -the Tutwiler Thursday, July 8. at 12:I1Q p. m ‘At thiH lutu heon plans of the third attnual convention of the Alabama Mer chants' association will he discussed. Tills convention will be held in Birmingham during the last week of August and will he one of the largest meetings of the entire year. “We earnestly hope ,v on wilt he present at the luncheon on Thursday. Cordially you rs. “MURRAY BROYVN, Chairman. “FI. II. BAUGH. “R. I). BURNETT. “V. S GAGE. “JOSEPH l.OVEMAW I “Wholesale Tt ide « jommittea," Dismissal of Patrolman Al len Only Thinjr Out of the Ordinary The formal dismissal of Patrolman Carl Allen from the police force was the sol** action of the city commission In formal session yesterday with th.* exception of the discharge of certain routine matters. The summary of proceedings follows. Approved certain vouchers, pay rolls and contractors’ estimates. directed city clerk to give notice by publication of intention of board to redeem certain public improvement bonds. * i corrected certain errors in aageas n < nln under improvement ordinance No. 7440 relating to assessments of Alabama Terminal company and .fo.soi h Oh ravelin. Corrected certain errors in yeses* ■ merits under improvement mill nance No 1'J West End relating id hsscnh ■ menta of I. M. Crum and J. W. Mnj - I ris • Adjusted certain assessments under I improvement ordinance No. 20, North i Birmingham, relating to property of .1. H Berry and ll. X Carpenter. Adopted grade ordinance No. 205-C establishing Ho grade of Fourth ave nue from Twentieth street to Twenty first at refer. Adopted grad*' ordinance No. 2f»4-( establishing the grade of First ave niif from Twenty-fourth street lowest ‘ ern approach of viaduct. Adopted grade ordinance No. 20.1-f establishing the grade of Fourteentl avenue, south, from Twenty-seventl place to lot 2, block 859. BirmiHghan Realty company's addition. Adopted improvement ordinance No ’ 875*0 providing for certain improve i menta on Fourteenth avenue, south from Twenty-seventh place to lot • I block 859. Birmingham Realty com pany's addition, ai an estimated cost o: $2860. Adopted Improvement ordinance No » 876-C providing for rertalii improve » aunts on First avenue from Twenty I fourth street to western end of via . diet, and on Fourth avenue betweer 1 Twentieth and Twenty-first streets a an estimated cost of $580. 2 Adopted improvement ordinance No 1 877-C providing for construction ol r sanitary sewers on Betts avenue - Woodlawn, £t an estimated cost o i $525. Approved the following bills for pay t ment: Jack T. Stallings, $5, stenog - rapher's fee in case of city vs. J. F Carle. Birmingham Bar association, $fi e dues to October 1, 1915. T. U. Walter J 85. appraisal property on Third avonu< e and Third street. Pratt Luj. Ordered following fire hydrants In - stalled: Birch avenue and Twenty s 1 eighth street. Ensley. Bessie aveuu land Twenty-sixth street. Ensley. y • Pstrolman Carl Allen dismissed froi service. 4 IFURNACE AT THOMAS No. 3 Stack Will Be Ready for Work About Septem ber 1 and Will Probably Be Blown In Work on relining No. 3 furnao# of M e Republic Iron and Bte#l company at Thomas is now under way and will be completed, It was stated yesterday, by about September 1. \«Ued as to whether or not the fur nace would be blown In upon com p.etion of the repairs, offi« ial* of tha company stated they could not say at this time but intimated that such was very probable. Th« Republic com pony is now operating two furnaces, but their snles are said to b# in ex es* of their make each month, as is the case of practically every Iron com • '•n\ in the district in the past six months. s • The fact that the furnace is baing r* lined in itself shows that there is contemplation of its need, it is said riie Republic company has three fur rat at Birmingham. 'Phe rellning of No. 3 is taken ss another indication of improved condl lions In t*ho iron husinuss, the Ten nessee company having announced re sumption of two furnaces, the Wood* ward lion comfUmy one. indications be*, it x that the Slos«-Sheffield company-* will blow in a North Birmingham fur-; n.Htt and the repair work of tha (it pttblic all doing their share In lending encouragement to the general indue trial situation. No. 3 foundry pig iron is report4d "troug at $10 tills week. althougi|i lit tle business so far has been reported. MEMORIAL TONIGHT AT PHOENIX LODGE Services to He Held in Honor of De parted Members, and New Offi cers to Be'Installed Phoenix lodge No. 25, Knights of Pythian will hold appropriate exercise# tonight In memory of the deceased mem bers of the lodge. The exercises will tak>t place at K o'clock In the lodge rooms at Fraternal hall and will be open to tire public. The following programme ha# been arranged; Introductory remarks by tiie presiding of ficer, Cliam ellor Commander B. D. Mea dors; piano solo, Miss Roberta Aavingstmi; address. Grand Chancellor Graham ‘Per due; vocal solo. Frank Arrfco; roll call of deceased members, Keeper of Records and Seal \\\ H. Elliott; sermon, by the Rev. \V. 3. Brown. » * Immediately following the memorial ceremony, the njsw officers yf the lodge will be installed by the grand chancellor. The officers to he Installed are; Chancel lor commander, Chester O. Bandnian; vice chancellor, K. J. Burns; prelate. R. VI. Ziegler; master o£ the work, R.. D. Meadois; master of finance. Frank ‘a* rlco; master of exchequer, .1. Handmart; keeper of recoils and seal. W. H. El liott; master at arms, Isaac St«.r guard. L. E. Dunlap; outer guard, ,/ohn K. Patterson. Phoenix lodge is one of the oldest Knights of Pythias lodges In the district, and has many friends who will doubtless take advantage of this public occasion to visit the lodge. All members and friends are cordially invited to attend the meeting, the invitation being extend ed to the ladies ns well as to the men,, Itched Badly. Scratched Them. Became Big Sore Eruptions. Rough and Scaly. : HEALED BY CUTICURA SOAP AND OINTMENT f “First I noticed <tti my face and neck little bumps. They were small ‘and red and festered, and they began to itch.» They — itched so badly that I scratched them and they , would bleed and become big <ore eruptions. 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