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; Teachers and others interested in gathering information are invited to send their names and addresses for our mailing list, as we are sending monthly letters with information on Mexico and Alaska. First National Bank of Birmingham Capital and Surplus Three Million \ Dollars Four Per Cent Interest, Compound ed Quarterly, on Savings Deposits «■—; T Remarkable Figures Com piled by Clerk—1184 Cases Disposed Of A remarkable record is disclosed by the figures compiled by W. B. Cope land, clerk of the criminal court, of the cases tried in the April term of the court commencing April 5 and end ing June 26. It will be recalled that during this term there were three judges on the bench—W. E. Fort, se nior judge; H. P. Heflin, associate judge, and John H. Miller, special judge. During this term there were 1181 criminal cases finally disposed of, a large percentage being jail cases. Ot this number there were 380 convic tions, 280 acquittals, 461 cases dis missed and 63 abated by death or were withdrawn. In addition to trying these cases the several judges disposed of 215 appealed cases from the several po lice courts of the county. Of the capital cases tried there were 27 convictions, 10 acquittals, 10 dis missed and six abated; a total of 53. Of the noncapital felony cases there were 145 convictions, 57 acquittals, 57 dismissed and 45 abated; total, 304. Of ' the misdemeanor Jury-trials there were 59 convictions. 16 acquittals, 25 dis missed and three abated: total. 103. Of the misdemeanor nonjury trials there were 149 convictions. 197 acquittals. 209 dismissed and nine abated; tottal. 724. The large number of cases dismissed were nonjury misdemeanors, princi pally offenses of a minor nature and on investigation by the judge and so licitor were stricken from the docket as best serving the ends of justice. The record as to capital and non capital cases actually tried is said to be without a parallel in the history of the county and was due to the fact ; that there was an additional judge on the bench, which was a factor in reducing the number of prisoners 4u the county jail to the lowest figure In many years. WEEKLY LUNCH OF AD CLUB AT TUTWILER TT'unmond and Marsh Nominated for Board of Directors to Succeed Sterne and Ewing At one of the most enthusiastic meetings yet held, th*> Birmingham Ad club at Its luncheon at the Tutwiler yesterday, nom inated two candidates for the board of directors and discussed at length the pro posed state law for the prevention of fraud in advertising. Frank Hammond and Charles B. Marsh were nominated as candidates for the board of directors to aucceed Jerome K. Sterne and Robert W. Ewing, resigned. The election will be held July 27. The proposed bill for the prevention of fraud in advertising came in for a large share of the discussions around the table. ; The Ad club is in favor of having thQ legislature enact as a state law the ordi ; nance now in effect in Birmingham. The club will attempt to enlist the aid of th? Jefferson county delegation in its efforts to secure the passage of the hill, and will ask for the co-operation of the Birming ham newspapers. It proposes, if neces sary. to send a delegation from the club to Montgomery to aid in the fight for the passage of the measure. Isadore Shapiro of the Jefferson delega tion has a law for the prevention of fraud i* in advertising. Mr. Shapiro’s proposed bill, it is understood, would compel newspapers, to print at the end of classified advertise ment, the word. “Advertisement,” and should It be a blind ad. would compel the publication of the name and address of the advertiser, regardless of the nature of the ad. This bill came up for discussion yes terday and the Ad club refused to indorse It. The club gwill endeavor to enlist the Aid of Mr. Shapiro in passing Birming ham's ordinance as a state law, and will attempt to induce him to give up the measure he proposes. Children Cry FOR FLETCHER’S CASTOR!^ Capital and Surplus $1,150,000.00 Birmingham Trust & Savings Co. Capital $500,000.00 Surplus (Earned) $650,000.00 MAIL DEPOSITS i Every morning we receive a great number of deposits •1 sent in by mail. A great deal of the depositors’ time is thus saved, and all risk pf robbery and loss by fire is avoided. jj Why not mail us your deposit? It is perfectly safe. Try ' it today. A. W. SMITH. President. BENSON CAIN, Aset. Cashier, j TOM O. SMITH. V.-President. C. D. COTTEN, Asst. Cashier W. H. MANI.Y, Cashier. E. W. FINCH. Asst. Cashier. 4 Per Cent Paid On Savings Deposits _ PEOPLE APPARENTLY INDORSE ACTION OF COMMISSION IN CUTTING EXPENSES GEHING WAREHOUSE RECEIPTS IN SHAPE KEY TO SITUATION —W. D. NESBITT Well Known Cotton Expert Heartily Indorses Kettig’s Remarks in Age-Herald BILL IS NOW BEFORE THE LEGISLATURE Urges Enactment of Uniform Ware house Receipts Measure Which Will Enable Farmer to Negotiate Receipts Without Trouble “The first thing for us to do to handle the cotton situation in Alabama," W. D. Nesbitt of the Warrant Warehouse com pany said yesterday, “i* to get our ware house receipts in such i shape that they will be satisfactory to *he outside money lending world. “I agree with W. H. Kettig in prac tically everything he said regarding the situation In this morning's Age-Herald, and am particularly glad to see the dis cussion of the matter come up at this time. It will do inestimable good. “When we can see our dangers coming before they get to us and have some time to think the thing over and prepare, there is seldom little harmful result. But last August something broke loose on us which we had not sufficiently fore seen and for which we were not pre pared, and everybody knows the result. Now, ff we can see in advance what's going to happen this fall and then make prepaartions for it, why the chances are a whole lot In our favor that it won't happen at all. Bill Now Before Legislature "As I say, however, I consider the most important thing for us in Alabama is the reform of the system of warehouse receipts and that is the object of a bill now before the legislature and which it seems has every chance of becoming law within the next few days, known as the “Uniform Warehouse Receipts Act." It has'been indorsed by the American Bank ers' association, the American Bar asso ciation and the American \. arehousemen's association, and is now in operation in 28 states in the union. It simply provides a means of standardizing the receipts is sued by a cotton warehouse, and when that is done a big load will be lifted. “With this law in operation, the com ing cotton crop virtually will finance itself. In my estimation. It will be no trouble then for a cotton grower to negotiate his warehouse receipts, for they will be as good as gold and any farmer will be able to realize cash on his crop at any time he desires, under the fed eral reserve banking system. “There is danger, however, in attempt ing to couple up with this bill other leg islation regarding warehouse business, and this should be avoided. I^et the leg islature pass this art upon which it seems to be practically unanimously agreed and then afterwards pass any other acts it may see fit in respect to regulation of warehouses. But this law should be placed on the statute books as soon as possible. Would Eliminate Danger “Danger of Alabama farmers going into bankruptcy due to the cotton situation will practically be eliminated, in my es timation. by this law. Heretofore the Alabama farmer's warehouse receipt often proved to be non-negotiable, but under the proposed lnw? it will be easy for him to establish credit with it and credit is all he needs. “I agree with Mr. Kettig that the fed eral government should take steps to make England abandon the embargo on cotton. I believe that the government is doing much along this line already and If we agitate the matter down here so that it will take on greater importance as compared with other international af fairs there should be good results. “As T said, the discussion of the mat ter. I believe, will do good. I was espe cially pleased to see a man of Mr. Ket tig's position and authority come out now before the trouble actually is upon us and deliver that note of warning.” FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DR. ELDRIDGE Will Be Conducted From Late Resi dence This Afternoon—Well Known Educator Passes Away Funeral services over the remains or Dr. Edwin R. Eldridge, 71 years of age, will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock: from the late residence, 512 North Forty seventh street. The death of Dr. Eldridge early Mon day morning will come aa a shock to his many friends over the state. He was widely known as an educator, lecturer and writer, having formerly been president of the state normal school at Troy. He had been a resident of Birmingham for sometime and had many friends here. He Is survived by his widow, two sons and two daughters. Everyone Admits Something Had to Be Done. Employes of City Meeting Situation Philosoph ically—Concerned Over Health of City—Will Make Best of Situation—Social Service De partments to Continue, Depending On Aid of a Charitable Public Regardless of personalities, prejudices or dislikes, the large majority of the citizens of Birmingham apparently indorse the action of the city commissioners in their efforts to bring the ex penditures of the city within its receipts. That action, no mat ter how drastic, was needed almost everyone admits, and while some are not prepared to say the city commissioners cut and slashed in exactly the right place, all admit it was up to the commission to make sweeping reductions. The majority of citizens interviewed are in the attitude of the immortal Micawber, they have neither criticism or suggestions to make, but are wait ing for ‘‘something to turn up." There are those who are inclined to the be lief that it was not necessary to cut out some of the charity appropriations and point out that the amount appropriated for this or that charity was small and would not make material difference in the financial liabilities of the city. COULD NOT DISCRIMINATE ON MONEY FOR CHARITY The city commissioners believe that every appropriation they had made for charity was worthy, but in fairness they could not discriminate, and if the amount appropriated was great or small they felt the charitably inclined citizens would meet the deficit no matter what the cause may be. The employes of the city are meeting I the situation somewhat philosophically and as one policeman expressed himself. “Personally I had rather be laid off than w ork and not be paid for my labor." The greatest concern Is expressed in the cuts that affect the health of the I city, particularly the collection and dis j posal of garbage. Grave fears are ex j pressed that without the proper collec tion ot barbage and proper disposal much tion of garbage and proper disposal much that the t'nited States government puts sanitation almost above every other con sideration in its posts and army camps and that wonderful results in regard to the health of the troops have come about | by the prompt disposal of garbage by the incineration route. TO MAKE THE BEST OF BAD SITUATION The city commissioners, however, do not propose to sit idly by and let the city go to rack and ruin. Hampered though they will be by the reduction in all the departments of the city they intend to make the best of the situation and do the very best they can under the circum stances. and propose to work unceas ingly to better the existing conditions. At the regular meeting held yesterday afternoon by the city commissioners there was little other than routine business transacted, and few appropriations were made. The adoption of the budget as pro posed was passed to be taken up at a conference of the board at a later date. The budget as published was submitted by President George B. Ward. Commis sioner Weatherly expressing a willingness to vote for its adoption as tt stood. On motion of Commissioner Bane the adop tion of the budget was passed to a spe cial conference of the board to be called later. A summary of the proceedings of the board follows: ROUTINE BUSINESS BEFORE COMMISSION Approved certain vouchers, pay rolls and contractors’ estimates. Destroyed by burning three public im provement bonds which had been re deemed at their annual interest period. Accepted check of John W. Smith, $X.83, as payment on improvement assessment. Directed city comptroller to accept par tial payments on certain delinquent im provement assessments. Authorized city engineer to have neces sary repair made to Avondale school. Accepted bid of George F. Wheelock company of $150 for repairs to city hall roof, this being the lowest bid submitted. Denied application of Empire Paint and Contracting company to use wrood shingles treated by their method in the city. Appropriated sum of $300 to be tendered J. B. Zuber for deed for certain property at Pratt City for street purposes. Confirmed assessments under improve ment ordinance No. 818-C, providing for certain improvements on Twelfth avenue, north, from a point 30 feet west of Thirty third street to a point 100 feet east of Thirty-third street, amount to $1502.39. Confirmed assessments under improve ment ordinance No. 866-C, providing for certain improvements on Third avenue, south (formerly Avenue C), from 314 feet west of Thirty-eighth street to Thirty ninth street, amounting to $1159.67. Appropriated sum of $100 for purchase of material for necessary repairs to school buildings. . Adopted ordinance to regulate the use of I Twenty-first street bridge. All other matters went over. BRIEF STATEMENT %BY BEN M. JACOBS Ben M. Jacobs, president of the board of education, Issued the follow ing statement in regard to the public schools: 'The board of education has under consideration the announcement of the city commission that it intends to re duce the sum heretofore allowed the schools to the extent of $90,000. tt Is proper to advise the people that if the commission adheres to this condition, and if no further relief is obtained, it will be necessary to reduce the school term at least two months and probably cut out the use of free text books and supplies. "The board greatly regrets this con clusion and hopes that some means may he found to make these drastic steps vunnecessary.” To Depend on Public Notwithstanding the withdrawal of the charily and other appropriations, many of the social service departments will continue. Mrs. W. N. Wood, pres ident of the Birmingham Humane so ciety, announces that its work will continue without assistance from the city. Mrs. Searight of the welfare de partment is away on her vacation but it is understood the work will still be carried on. The charity hospitals and other Institutions will continue to j operate and those In charge state they will rely on a generous public to help them keep their doors opor Among the many •citizens who viewed the cut of the departments of the city with the utmost concern was M. H. Me-j Dowell of Ensley. Mr. McDowell lias j been a factor In the civic affairs of1 the city for many years and has al ways taken an active Interest In all matters pertaining to the upbuilding of the community. In an interview yesterday he said: “1 certainly indorse the recommenda tion of the committee of 100 that the city should live within its income. The people should never again vote a bond issue for current expenses. A business that constantly spends more than it receives speedily bankrupts. I have not studied the proposed budget and am .not 1n a position to eifhef commend or critcine The city commissioners made the same promises in 1911 that have been made in 1915. J/et us hope they will be kept.” Cut Inevitable, Says White Frank S. White. Jr., was one of the many who expressed regret at the necessity for such sweeping cuts and curtailments as was made by the city commission, yes he said it was inevita ble. He fully concurred in the report of the committee of 100 that the city should live within its income, and ns lie expressed it, “the sooner the bet ter.” for nothing but bankruptcy could possibly be the result of a continu'd deficit in the treasury of the city. He expressed the hope that relief would come speedily that It would not be necessary to carry out the sweeping cuts, espeoialy in regard to the schools of the city. Hopes for Free Milk Depot Louis Pizitz yesterday, in commenting upon the city’s action in cutting off im portant charity appropriations, said lie hoped the commissioners would yet find themselves able to take care of the free milk depot for babies. “This appropriation," said Mr. Pizitz, "is only $25 per month and is vital to many little ones at this season of the year. Many of them are depending on this milk. In fact it must not be cut off. If the commission finds it cannot allow this sum I will obligate myself person ally to furnish this $25 a month for the coming year. The babies must have their milk.” DISCUSS PLANS FOR Wholesale Trade Committee and Subchairmen Plan for Merchants’ Convention The wholesale trade committee and sub chairmen met yesterday morning at the Chamber of Commerce and discussed plans for the Alabama Merchants' conven tion to be held here August 24-26. It was stated that the demand for the slips upon which merchants are placing the names of their customers whom they wish sent formal invitations is very good and that 10,000 of them have already been dis tributed. The invitations committee of which R. A. Porter is chairman, will meet today, and it is announced that Just as soon as the lists are completed the formal in vitations will eb mailed to the delegates, about 10,000 in all. Other of the subcommittees are at work. Harry Jones has sent out Instructions to all traveling men of Birmingham houses to write cards to Secretary Rad cllffe, stating whetheb or not they will be In Birmingham during the convention and will serve on the glad hand commit tee. of which Mr. Jones is chairman. Plans for the big convention are fast whipping Into shape and interest in all parts of the state is said to be increasing. Between 1S00 and 2000 delegates are ex pected. Live Stock Men Meet Greenville, July IS.—(Cpeclal.)—But ler County Live Stock association met today In the auditorium of the Butler county courthouse. The meeting was presided over by J. E. Helms, president of the association. SILVER TEA SET IS PRESENTED AGEE Former Excise Commis sioner Entertains at Barbecue A most delightful affair was the barbe cue and melon cutting given yesterday by W. C. Agee to a number of his per sonal friends at his summer home be yond Shades mountain. The repast was spread in the woods adjoining the home and was delightful in every respect. Bar becued meats, salads and vegetables were in profusion and thoroughly enjoyed oy the assembled guests. Mr. Agee was the recipient of a pleas ant surprise during the afternoon when he was presented with a solid silver tea set, the gift of a number of his business associates, as a token of their friendship and esteem. Ex-Gov. Emmett O'Neal made the presentation speech and paid a fine tribute to the personal character and integrity of Mr. Agee. The recipient made a brief but heartfelt response In which he thanked the donors for the ele gant gift and assured them he would treasure it always, not for its Intrinsic value, but for the friendship it repre sented. Among the other speakers were Judge A. Latady, Frank S. White, Jr., Judge H. B. Abernathy. R. E. Smith, Frank Evans, and others. Marriage Licenses The folowtng marriage licenses were yesterday recorded In the office of the probate judge: R. L. Fuqua. Birmingham, to Miss Bernidene Rutledge. James R. Garber, Birmingham, to Miss Elizabeth Taylor Evans L__T ) SAYS FRANK SHAfTHl Citizens Will Find Some Way to Raise $125 Monthly PLAN FOR MISS FANCY TO EARN OWN KEEP Would Buy Howdah and Charge Kid dies Nickel for Hide Around Park. Also Suggests Sunday Mov ing Picture Shows The Avondale zoo will not he allowed to go by default, according to a statement made yesterday by Frank W. Smith, president of the institution. Mr. Smith stated that while no definite plans had been worked out that he was advising with friends of the zoo and that an nouncement would be made soon regard ing plans to maintain the group of ani mals whose support the city has cut ofT entirely owing to a lack of municipal funds. "There are several plans which we may follow,” state Mr. Smith, "and all of them look ns if they would produce results. The people of Birmingham need not worry by any means that the nucleus of a zoo which we have established at Avondale by long and hard labor will be aban doned now since the city has cut off the zoo appropriation. Confident of Help "The zoo is very popular. It Is the start of what some day will he one of the finest municipal menageries in the country. And I believe the boys and girls and the fathers and mothers of Bir mingham appreciate it enougn ro neip sup port it now when it needs assistance. "It only costs about $125 a month to maintain the zoo, $5n of which goes to a keeper, and I believe we can easily raise j that money until the city recuperates and is Again able to bear the burden. "It would he utter folly to allow Miss Fancy to go, and T believe that that ele phant can maintain herself by a very simple scheme. What would the boys and girls of Birmingham think of a plan to make a howdah for the big beast and charge them a nlckle to ride on her about the park? I believe they would be delighted and Fancy might easily earn her own bread that way. "Then we may try the Sunday picture shows. I asked the commission sometime ago to be allowed to operate the picture shows in behalf of the zoo. but they ob jected then because the shows were being operated on Sunday in behalf of the poor and needy. This objection could not be raised now, however, and in this way we may be able to raise some money. Merchants Might Help "Then again, T believe that many of the merchants of this city would be willing to support one of the animals or a cage of the animals if permitted to put an ad vertisement on the cage so stating. Espe cially the grain merchants. I believe would be Interested in such a plan. "And last but not least, if appealed to through the newspapers T believe that tlm boys nnd girls of Birmingham would be glad to donate 10 or 15 cents a. month to the support of the zoo and In this way the raising of the necessary money each month could he much assisted. "I want suggestions from everyone in terested. and I know' there are many peo ple Interested. We’re going to keep Miss Fancy, and the zoo and the kids need not worry. We may need some of their nickels, and if we do I know they'll gladly give them." “GARDEN OF LIES” AT VAUDETTE TODAY Jane Cowl of “Within the Law” Fame to Appear in Adoption of Milra Forman Novel The first Universal Broadway re lease, “The Garden of Lies," featuring Jane Cowl, will he shown at the Vau dette theatre today. Tt is a five-reel adaptation from the novel by Justus Miles Forman, the dramatization be ing made by Louis Beeves Harrison. Miss Cowl, the star of the offer ing, created the role of Mary Turner Iri “Within the Law,” and is consid ered the most beautiful woman on the American stage today. In addition to this, she can act. Miss Cowl is sup ported by an excellent; east consisting of William Russell, David Wall, Philip Hahn, Claude Cooper. Ethelbert Hale, Violet Horner and Adele Carson. “The Garden of Lies'* is classed by its producers as a sentimental melodrama, abounding in swift action and in high ly climatic moments. Eleanor, an American girl, mart let* Price Karl, heir apparent to a mythical principality. She starts on her honeymoon In an automobile, which is wrecked in a vivid scene and Eleanor loses all memory of her husband's name and position. During her consequent mental Ill ness she calls for her husband piteous ly, although it Is apparent that she docs not recoil his personality. On the advice of physicians, Stephen Mallory, a soldier of fortune, is called upon to appear at her bedside as her husband. They fall in love. Eleanor supposing Mallory to he her husband and from then on the action waxes fast and furious. The following letter by A. A. Poindex ter has been sent to President Wilson: "Birmingham. July 13, 1915. “Hon. Woodrow Wilson, President U. 8. A,.. Washington, D. C.: “Dear Sir: I am a staunch democrat, born and reared in the south. I can't for the.life of me see why there is such a hue and cry about Germany sinking a few vessels loaded with ammunition for the alies and nothing said about Great Britain making us a party to the war and starving our southern farmers to death by her blockade; the fact of it is, we people In the south are beginning to feel that we have no protection. I supported you for the presidency and trust I may be able to do so again, but first, we of the south shall expect some protection through the present administration against Great Britain's unlawful block ade. Respectfully, “A A POINDEXTER, •*710 South Thirtieth street. [GRAVE AND GAY BEFORE BIRMINGHAM’S RECORDER II7 KM.IS C. HOLLGMI The troubles of a pastor with his flock were aired before Judge Davis In re corder's court yesterday morning and the dusky pastor's troubles were heavily aug mented by a fine of $10 for disturbing public worship and $50 for carrying con cealed weapons. According to the testimony given by members of the church, the pastor had been charged with immoral conduct and asked to resign. Furthermore, the pre siding elder of the Church sent the pastor an official notice of his suspension from the pastorate and sent a preacher to take his place until his case was tried. The members of the congregation who testi fied at the trial Insisted that they had called the pastor to attend a meeting for the purpose of airing the charges placed against him two times. Kach time he re fused to he present. The complainant In the case asserted that the suspended pastor was present at the meeting last Sunday morning and In terrupted the service so frequently that the congregation left the auditorium of the church and adjourned to the basement to worship. The plaintiff and one other man and two women remained In the au ditorium. and asked the suspended pas tor to leave the church. He refused to do so and remarked that he would settle the trouble Immediately. He reached toward his rear trousers pocket and the negroes said they saw the handle of a revolver. The defendant's attorney began the cross examination. “How do you know there wan a revol ver in the pastor's pocket?" he asked. “I saw* Its handle, boss," answered the witness. "Then you didn't see the entire pistol. You don’t know how long it was, or of what make ft was." "Hops. I didn’t wait to see any mors of dat gun than de handle. Dat was enough for mo. I lef." The attorney questioned another wit ness concerning the charge placed against the pastor by the church authorities. "What did the church charge the pas tor with?" he asked. "He was charged with immoral conduct for being preacher of de church," gravely responded the witness. "1 knowt but what sort of Immoral con duct? There are several varieties of Im morality, you know." "Why, boss, don't you know' what Im moral conduct Ip?" queried the negro tn astonishment. "Ef you don't know. I'll tell you. hut you Is in a better position to know dan I Is. Dis immoral conduct was with wlmmlns." "What women?" relentlessly pursued the lawyer. "Dese two ladies here," answered the witness, pointing to saffron colored mem bers of the flock. "He was immoral wid dem, ’cause he would atari' around on the church steps after services and talk to 'em. Dat a no way for a preacher to do, to stan’ on the church steps and talk to ladies. Dot's where de immoral conduct come In and dat a whut we wanted to try him for." Judge Davis became wearied of the tes timony after several minutes had passed, ns. indeed, did everyone else In the court room, for It was plain that the negro preacher was guilty of carrying concealed weapons and disturbing the worship of the congregation. The fine mentioned shove was adminis tered and the former pastor appealed. »••••••••••••••• •••••••••••••••••••••••••***** ****** _—__-— A Few Things Learned of __Every Day Life in Africa By MRS. J. B. REID Rev. R. D. Bedlnger Is an Interesting visitor in the city. He is a missionary to Africa, representing tb*» Presbyterian church Jn the I'nited States. He has spent the past three years in the Belgian Congo—near the center of Africa, and now he la enjoying his furlough among rela tives in this city. Mr. Bedlnger talks enthusiastically of the progress of this race of people, both as to their religious and domestic lives. The population of this territory Is about 900,000, and during the period of three years’ missionary work there have been 12,128 converts to the Christian faith. In the day schools there are 6000 pupils. A very pleasant hour with Mr. Bedln ger made one feel a keen Interest In a country that l>efore we had only thought of as a people of man eaters and beyond the help of a friendly hand. "We do have some cannibals, and many of that, type of citizen are among our reformed. The people In the Interior are a higher type than those on the coast. They are of a ginger cake color, and not such thick lips, and few real flat noses. They are very capable of receiving an education and are very Intelligent, and as a class are law abiding and very susceptible to kindness. The white men have taken the country and the negro Is under restraint. There are 2000 government officials In the do minion. The cost of native products Is cheap, but there are very' few things to be had. We get our groceries and cloth ing from America and the native, lives by foraging.” We learned from him that the women do their marketing In a very peculiar way. and mother does the work. TlHey eat only one regular meal a day and that Is at night, when the men come home from their Ashing, or agricultural duties. This Is their chief industry. The land Is very fertile and climate pleasant. The country Is very full of wild animals, but guns are primitive and do not admit of much hunting. They can only trap their meat. They have no long distance rifles, or modern hunting equipment. Speaking of the women marketing, ho gave us a recipe for their "Brunswick stow.” The mothers and children start out In the early morning to catch the worm, the grasshoppers and perhaps a frog or a snake, and such delicacies as they find on foot. They have no flour or meal, but substitute a powdered cassava root, which they pound in a mortar. This root and method was Introduced by the Portuguese. After It is powdered for the night meal they have a pot of boiling water and stir Into this the cassava flour, which they stir constantly, adding the "varmln” and “Insects” the mothers and children have brought home from the woods. All of these, with a few cassava leaves, are cooked until a stiff stew is the result. This is the evening meal During mid day and morning they have eaten raw potatoes or maybe some fruit. One can Imagine how a real American bill of groceries must strike the heart of our missionaries, and how they wel come the ship that leaves such cargo. There are In addition to our own white missionaries five negro missionaries from the southern states. One can imagine their hovels after the above; they convert our slums Into cas tles These stories make us sing louder our “Home Sweet Home.” unless we have the real good of the world, and our duty to our neighbor as an active part of our creed We know' It has been passive, this duty to our neighbor, since we have heard the lesson from one who has given self and sacrifice to tame, reconstruct and save our heathen brother. The houses, they never get that potent. The huts of mud are scarce 10 by 12 feet, with a fire to the center. The whole family dwells therein, and in cold weather all lay around on the ground to sleep with their feet to the central Are. This same hospitality is extended their guests. Mr. Bedlnger is glad to note their desire for more room—to build larger houses, with separate apartments. This he notes as a great mark of increased civilization. When asked if he wanted to leave this land of the free and of comfort Hnd go hack; In other words, If he liked his new home In Africa, his face beamed as he said: 1 like to see people grow.’’ He also likes to note the Influence ot civilization, and the spirit of right dawn among a neglected people; they want the truth, the faith that will lead them higher; and they are reaching for It. and he Is happy to he among those who till their needs, and supply the real staff of life—the strength of belief. Every conquest ever made, has been at a sacrifice, and what Is It to do without the luxuries and comfort of horns If you can carry the light that guides tbs man who needs It most and is dependent oji the civilized world? This Is the mis sionary spirit; It Is needed all over the world, even needed In Birmingham, where wo have people who neglect themselves more than they are neglected by their fel low' man. No where hut there is a corner that needs a hand and hend to lead the weak to light from dreariness. He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our an tagonist Is our helper. "They serve god well Who serve his creatures." ■ ■ — • - ■ — - R«>al Estate Transfers The following real estate transfers were yesterday recorded In the office of the probate judge: $1300—J. C. Head and wife to Mary L. Cato, part of lots 8 and 9, block 182, North Birmingham Land company’s sur vey. $f> 100—Milner Land company to Min nie E. Coffin, lots 14 and 15, block ft. survey of Milner Land company. $1200—Annie V. Tedwell to Charles N. Prichard, a lot at the Intersection of Elyton street and McMillon avenue. $1125—Investment Real Estate com pany to Paul J. Chambers, lot 13, block 2, survey of North Haven. I)r. W. K. Ward Injured Pr. W. R. Ward. 1418 South Fifteenth street, was painfully hut not serious ly Injured yesterday morning when his automobile collided with a North Bes semer street car. Pr. Ward was re moved to the Birmingham infirmary and later to his home, where he was resting fairly easy last night. DANDRUFF SO BAD HAIRFELL OUT Itched All the Time. Could Not Sleep At All. Dan druff on Coat Collar. HEALEDBYCUTICURA SOAP AND OINTMENT “My trouble began with dandruff. Its first appearance did not itch very much but grew worse and worse until later on my head ritched all' the time especially at night after going to bed. I could not sleep at all. The dandruff was so bad that It could be seen on my coat collar and my hair fell out. I had this scalp trouble for about four months. “I tried Hair Tonic and several other remedies but found none that would give me any relief until I tried Cutlcura 8oap and Oint ment. 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