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I The First National Bank
of Birmingham, Ala. Statement June 23,1915 Resources Loans and discounts.$ 8.603.873.25 overdrafts . 16117 U. 8. bonds (par) . 1,500,000.00 State of Alabama bonds ... 284,000.00 Other stocks and bonds ... 862.268.50 Banking house . 365.500.00 Cash In vault.$ 894.887.11 With banks . 2.457,491.53 With U. S. Tr. . 83.000.00 With Federal Rea bank 224.495.28— 3.659.873 92 ! 315.275,676.84 Liabilities Capital stock.3 1,600,000.00 Surplus and profits_... 1.733.177.34 Reserved for taxes. 18.656.00 ; Circulation . 1,352,600.00 Deposits Individ ual .39,478.250.47 Bank . 1.068.094.03 V. a . 125,000.00— 10.671,344.50 315.275.67C.I4 SERIOUS DEFICIT FACING COUNTY IF BILLS AREENACTED Must Redeem Large Amount of Back Script — Other f Bills Would Deprive the 'County of Big Sum S’ That the county Is facing a serious de ficit If certain bills now pending before ■ the legislature are enacted was the state ment made yesterday by members of the board of revenue. The statement was made that a bill has been passed by the house directing the board to redeem >330,000 of back script at SS cents on the dollar, and that the bill to refund to the city of Birmingham the sum of >200,000 Is being strongly advocated. Bills requiring the county to pay witnesses In cash for their attendance on the criminal court and to Increase the pay of all jurors from >2 to >3 will be passed and several other measures that affect the financial condi tion of the county. The bill to redeem the county script provided that the county shall pay >66,000 a year until outstanding script has been redeemed. It Is estimated by members of the board of revenue that if all these measures go Into effeot the county will have less than >100,000 to run the county. It Is stated that It also means the return of the county convicts to the mines and retrenchment in the several departments of the county almost as drastic as those proposed by the city. It Is said that the large majority of the script is In the hands of the script buyers who bought it at a very low figure, and that the other portion Is held principally by officers of the law who are In con stant attendance on the courts. The Im pression seems to prevail that under thes* conditions the chances of the city getting a "rebate” from the county is mighty slim at this time, for If the legislature passed the bill proposed there will be no available funds In the county treasury to pay it. No Hunting in France Now Paris. July 10.—(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)—The recurrence of the date for the open hunting sea son in France, when. In past years, the trains are filled with men accompanied by dogs and armed with guns, game bags, and all the paraphernalia of the chase, has given rlseVo a popular pro test against anyone Indulging in this sport, notwithstanding that there has been no evidence that the Frenchmen al this time had any thought of hunt ing. Etienne Clementel. ehalrmap of the committee on agrioulture in the Chamber of Deputies, has formally pro tested to the minister of agriculture eeainst there being any open season this year, or any other year until the war Is ended. “It would be unfair,” he said, “to those devotees of the chase ■who are at the front, and It would scarcely be understood by our soldiers, who have a right to expect that all our available resources In powder shall be reserved exclusively for war. tn re gions where crops may suffer through tie Increase of wild animals, the lo cal authorities may take whatever steps seem necessary, but so long as the war shall last there should he but one open season—that for hunting the Invaders.” Coal Deposits in Turkey Berlin, July 10.—(Special.)—It Is learned on good authority that a Ger man mining engineer. who went to Turkey, just before that empire took up arms last fall, to hunt for coal de posits which might make the country independent of foreign sources, found there excellent deposits. The Turks proceeded to develop them at once, and the German government now be lieves that the coal problem of its ally will not prove of any embarrass ment to her while hostilities last. 1-1 GET A GAS RANGE NOW - - i PLAN TO ORG/ E STOCKMEN’S I ( AT CONVENTION E Will Be Principal Feature of Meeting of Southern Association PACKING PLANT MAY BE LOCATED HERE Auction Sale of Pure Bred Cattle Will Be Held on Last Day of Meeting. Elaborate Precautions to Protect Buyers The organization of a stockmen’s bank, to be capitalized at a half mil lion dollars and probably located in Birmingham, as the basis of the move ment to properly finance cattle rais ing in the south, will be the outstand ing feature up for discussion bef9re the convention of the Southern Cat tlemen’s association in thia city Au gust 18, 19 and 20, according to gen eral report. It is known that leading bankers of the country, among them Wert Wright, president of the Stockyard Na tional bank of Chicago, will attend the convention with this purpose in view. The proper financing of cattle raisers In the south will be the main feature of the convention. One of the largest insurance companies in the world is planning to have a representative at the convention with a plan to Insure a farmer’s cattle in pasture, it Is said, thus assisting him to raise money and properly finance his growing herds. May Get Packing Plant Several large packing plants are to be established in the south to take care of the beef cattle produced by the new southern Industry and this will also be a subject of discussion at the Convention. Prospects of one of the packing plants being located here are said to be extremely good. Recently a large packing plant was located at Moultrie, Ga., and the plan is to have them constructed throughout the south. The meeting of the association last year at Meridian, Miss., probably brought together the largest number of southern cattlemen ever before as sembled east of Texas. The third an nual meeting, August 18, 19 and 20, at Birmingham, will be held in the au ditorium of the Tutwller and this ho tel will also be the headquarters of the officers of the association during the meeting. Birmingham is well sup plied with hotels where accommoda tions may be had to suit the varying tastes of all. Several of these are lo cated near association headquarters. Auction Sale of Cattle An auction sale of pure beef cattle, Shorthorns, Aberdeen Angus and Here fords. will be held on the last day of the meeting. These cattle will be In spected by the secretary of the asso ciation before they are shipped to Bir mingham. As a further guarantee that the cattle will be of a quality Butted to the needs of the south, only such animals will be offered for sale as are approved by a committee appointed by the association the first day of the meeting. "The average southern man starting In the cattle business does not want extremely high priced cattle, but Ire does need and should be willing to pay for pure bred cattle of good quality,” states Talt Butler of Memphis, secre tary of the association. "It la the aim of the association to see that only this class of animals are offered at this sa'e. "The programme which has been pre pared Is a good one for the practical cattleman. Those getting up the pro gramme believe that helpful informa tion will better suit those who will at tend than ‘orations' dealing in gener alities. We know what we ought to do and about what we can do and now the need is for information how to do. The programme almB at supplying ■this need. "With a splendid progrsmme, re duced railroad passenger fares and a high class auction sale of cattle es pecially adapated to southern needs, this meeting should be nttended by ev ery prominent cattleman in the south. It is especially desired that Alabama cattlemen attend In large numbers, but our Alabama members will have to do some good work If they exceed the mark set by Mississippi last year. Importing Wool Tops and Yarns London, July 10.—(Special.!—The board of trade, in order to overcome the shortage In combed wool, has au thorized the export of wool tops and yarns by members of the Textile al liance In the United States to England. It Is expected the wool, which has been brought to England from Aus tralia, but which is uncombed because of the lack of labor here, will be I bought by the United States buyers at tlie sales which are now proceeding in London and be shipped to the United Slates, to be returned to England in the form of tops and yarns to he made up here into woolen cloth. A number of technical condttlohs are made for the consignment of the tODS and yarns, one of which is that they be consigned to env of five iirms. namely: Edwin H. Frcshfleld, Baring Bros. & Co., Ltd.. Blown, Shipley & Co.. Hlgglnston & Co., or Morgan, Grenfell * Co., all "for account Freshflelds, London." i M' A. E. JACKSON Yesterday elected president of the Jef ferson County bank T. M. JONES Prominent Decatur capitalist whom, it ib generally understood, will be named vice president At the first meeting of the new boara of directors of the Jefferson County bank yesterday, A. E. Jackson of Deca tur was elected president. The other officers of the bank will be elected by the board the first of this week, It was stated. It is generally reported that T. M. Jones, president of the Jones Cotton company of Decatur, will be elected vlct president. There are various reports of the identity of other members of the new institution, but nothing authentic is yet to be announced. The new bank will take over the business of the former Jefferson County Savings bank, pay all depositors and creditors in full and open the doors of the bank for business on Monday, Au gust 2, a week from tomorrow. For the past three weeks since the plans for the reorganization of the defunct bank were accepted by State Bank Ex aminer Alex M. Walker, Mr. Jackson and his associates have been busy per fecting their organization and have spent the larger part of their time here. The board of directors of the new In stitution, made public officially yes terday for the first time, Is as follows: Senator Frank S. White, attorney; J. A. Downey, merchant; R. H. Baugh, president Birmingham Arms and Cycle company; J. L. Yancey, president J. U Yancey Real Estate and Insurance com pany; William M. Spencer, Jr., attorney; J. IT. Loveman of Loveman, Joseph & Loeb; A. G. Forbes, general manager Starr Plano company; T. M. Jones, president .Tones Cotton company; J. L. Hutton, president Mercantile National bank, Memphis. Tenn.; Thomas W. Wert, judge Morgan county law and equity court; A. E. Jackson, president First National bank, Hartselle, and of the City National bank, Decatur, Ala. Mr. Jackson, who is also president of the First National bank of Hartselle and the City National bank of Decatur, intends to move to Birmingham and make this hiB home. In the past three weeks, during which Mr. Jackson 1ms spent nearly all of his time here, he has made many friends and there are many predictions for his career here as a banker. He and his associates have been welcomed sincerely by local citi zens in all walks of life and the suc cess of his plan for reorganization and opening of the former Jefferson County Savings bank is everywhere considered one of the most important and en couraging developments for the prog ress of the Birmingham district in a long time. The meeting of the new board of directors yesterday morning was rath er preliminary. Various questions of interest were discussed hut nothing more than the announcement of the directors and the president were made public. The capital stock of the new bank will be $500,000. Prominently identified with Mr. Jackson in his reorganization wdrk has been Joseph L. Hutton, presi dent of the Mercantile National hank of Memphis, and one of the leading and most prominent bankers of the south. NO AGREEMENT AT I \ Discuss Request of the City Commissioners That Coun ty Refund $200,000 From General Fund of County No agreement was reached at the Joint conference held yesterday afternoon be tween the board of revenue and the board of city commissioners in reference to the $200,000 refund the city is asking from the county. Attending the conference, which was held in the circuit courtroom, were R. F. Lovelady, president; Hugh Me Geever, W. J. Cameron and R. R. Bivins of the board of revenue, and County At torney W. K. Terry and George B. Ward, president; James Weatherly and Judge A. O. Lane of the commission, and Capt. Romaine Boyd, city attorney. An executive session was held and lasted about one hour. At its conclusion Dr. Lovelady stated the conference had been of the most friendly nature, and that the county’s side of the proposition had been clearly presented to the representative* of the city. He stated the conference had been requested by the city and that its purpose was to reach some agreement as to the $200,000 proposition. He said the matter was discussed at length, but that nothing was done other than that as a matter of courtesy the board of revenue took the matter under advisement. CONCERT CAREER THIS BOY'S GOAL DAVID WEINSTEIN Mr. Dole.1sl, violin Instructor at the Southern School of Musical Art, discov ered little David Weinstein, and now the boy has been given a scholarship at this school. David Is a high school boy, but puts all the time he can playing on his "Addle" as lie calls It, so while Mr. Dolejsl had the summer course of violin Instruc tion at Central High school, he heard David play and was deeply impressed with the breadth and warmth of ths boy’s tone. Then when the boy’s parents ex plained It was impossible for him to be given Instruction owing to Ananclal diffi culties, the faculty at the school agreed that David was the Ideal one for the violin scholarsip. So David Is one happy youth. He declares he often practiced six or seven hours when he had no incentive, but now he Is going to keep at It all the time and be a real violinist with a concert career as his ultimate goal. 4 1 TWO BIG DEALS IN i i HEREJfESTERDAY Tribute Is Paid to Merit of The Age-Herald Adver tising by Drake & Douglass Announcement of the sale of a 1000-acre alfalfa farm at a consideration approxi mating 176,000 was made yesterday by A. A. Gamblll & Co., the farm of Maurice Levy of New York being sold to Walter L. Smith of Memphis. In exchange, Mr. Smith sold to Mr. Levy his property on First avenue, this city, now occupied by the Harris Warehouse and Transfer com pany for 160,000. The farm Is adjoining the J. B. Hagln place and the farm of Frank Inges, on both of which a large amount of alfalfa Is grown and marketed annually. Mr. Smith intends to raise cattle and market alfalfa hay. The sale was negotiated by J. C. Cummings and A. A. Gamblll. of A. A. Gamblll & Co. Another large farm trade was announced yesterday by the Drake & Douglass Real Estate company, the land being located In Perry county and selling for approxi mately *26.000. Mr. Drake states he se cured the customer through advertising In The Age-Herald. "We have closed several smaller deals and have several nice trades ponding," he said, "and we are especially pleased with the results of the advertising we are doing In The Age-Herald want columns." BIRMINGHAMlOTEL LEASED BYERCKERT To Be Known as “Erckert Hotel” and Will Cater to Family Trade With a complete change of policy In which he will cater especially to family patronage, Sam J. Erckert will take charge and operate the Birmingham hotel, Second avenue and Eighteenth street, August 1. The house will be known as the "Erckert Hotel," Mr. Erkert already having signed the lease and practically completed his plans for taking over the hostelery. “I will take active charge of the hotel myself," yesterday stated Mr. Erckert, "and we will cater to the very best patronage. "The hotel will be as clean as any man's home and through the repairs which have been going on for sometime will be mod ern and comfortable In every way. "There are 140 rooms with hot and cold water in every room and 46 rooms with bath. I Intend to conduct the house at popular rates, but the quality and degree of service will compare with any hotel In the city." Mr. Erckert has engaged Marvin Phil lip* as his chief clerk. The Birmingham hotel, under the administration of Riley Cronk, was thrown into bankruptcy some time ago and since then has been In the hands of a receiver. It Is located almost in the heart of the bualness district, across the street from the poatofflae. Marriage Licensee The following marriage licenses were recorded yesterday In the office of the probate Judge: J. G. Hopping, Birming ham, to Miss Luclle Margery Moffet. Arthur Kent, East Birmingham, to Miss May White. R. A. Rodgers. Windsor street, to Miss Lula May Knight Thinks We Should go Slow and Learn Lessons From Present War \... PROSPERITY IS AT HAND IN DELAWARE Says Unprecedented Activity Exists Among: Manufacturers of Pow der and High Explosives. Great Opportunities Gen Janies H. Wilson of military fame, who Is also known In the business world as a constructor of railroads, has writ ten a personal letter to Gen. E. W. Rucker which Is of such timely Interest that by General Wilson’s permission It lias been handed to The Age-Herald for publica tion. General Wilson Is a graduate of West Point, and during the civil war rose to the rank of major general of volunteers. In 18S6 ho was appointed a lieutenant colonel of cavalary In the regular army, but in 1870 he resigned to engage in railroad construction. In the 8panish-American war he was a major general of volun teers and corps commander. His lettef follows: "Wilmington. Del., January 17, 1915. "Gen. E. W. Rucker, Birmingham: My Dear General—I am Jn receipt of your letter of the 15th. Permit me to thank you for the same and to say that Wilmington being a manufacturing city, and our ship yards, machine shops and leather factories being all busy, and as there has never been such a boom in the world’s history as has overtaken the black powder and high explosives manu facturers, labor is or soon will be fully employed and prosperity fully restored. All branches of business seem to be look ing upward. Our crops Jn this region are fine, and if no complication takes place in respect to international relations, I see no reason why the country gener ally should not have a period of great prosperity. "In view of the fact that the present European war marks the most remarkable and radical changes in the machinery and methods of warfare that the world has ever seen, I am open in expressing the hope that our government will under no circumstances Join the ranks of the mili tary nations, but steadily and patiently adhere to its own policy of an army merely large enough to maintain peace, protect persons and property, and prevent insur rection. I regard our nominal force of 100,000 men as amply sufficient for these purposes. We have no dangerous neigh bors and no conditions prevailing any where in the United States that would jus tify taking 1,000,000 young men from the ranks of productive Industries and turn ing the mover to the regular army for .drill and discipline. "It seems to me that the submarine ha* knocked out the dreadnaught, and that il would be a wild bit of folly for us to gc to building dread rift lights without limit in order to put ourselves on an equality with the other great naval powers of the world. It ia also true that the flying machine has knocked out the cavalry as an Intel ligence gatherer, that the automobile has largely displaced the army mule wagon, that the machine gun Is supplanting the rifle and that the larger calibers of field cannon are making the use of shrapnel very much more effective than it used to be in our own day. "In view of all these facts I am dis tinctly in favor of standing fast, watch ing, waiting and learning till we know the final lessons of improved military machin ery as well ss the exact terms of the in ternational settlement. If you concur with me, I hope you will do what you can to strengthen the hands of the admin istration at Washington. "Meanwhile, as there is a great risk which we must take in all this, I see no objection to the schools and colleges throughout the country organizing their students for military instruction. The training, work and discipline that will come therefrom are good of themselves for growing students. But if we want to prepare ourselves for being ultimately compelled to organize a larger army and a greater navy, the best way to furnish ourselves with competent officers would be to establish three more national mili tary acadmies and one more naval acad emy. The four would cost less than one modern dreudnaught, and ought to give us 10000 more selected, well educated of ficers per annum than we now have, and these in a few years would supply all we could posaibly need. But the greatest argument Jn favor of this Is that there would be no waste in it, for every gradu ate not required for the army or navy would find useful employment in civil life. "I heartily reciprocate the pleasure which you express in the declaration that there does not exist any feeling among your people in regard to our late war Its termination in a reunited and indissoluble union Is one of the greatest boons ever conferred upon our race, and if we shall only show ourselves capable of utilizing the opportunities now offered us, we shall probably have a greater influence upon the civilization of the future than has ever been exerted by any people. "I am passing most of my summer at home, for I find It more comfortable Jn my own surroundings than in knocking about in summer resorts. Hoping that you can say as much for your home in Bir mingham. I am, with sincere regards, most faithfully your friend, "JAMES H. WILSON." MAJ. DODD WARNS OF FAKE SOLICITORS Urges That People Demand to See Authority of People Who Ask Do nations for Industrial Home Major Ilowell Dodd, head of tlie local In dustrial home of the Salvation army, hae Issued a statement In which he warns the public against certain people who arc soliciting donations for the home without authority. His statement follows: "To the friendB and sympathizers of the Salvation Army Industrial home: "It has come to our certain knowledge that certain unauthorized and dishonest persons . are soliciting and collecting waste material, more especially second hand clothing and shoes, In the name ol the Salvation Army Industrial home, and appropriating the same to Improper uses When solicitors call please Insist on see Ing their proper written authority signed by myself, which all our men carry, and when the wagons call pleaaa see thal they have our name printed on tlieii sides in large letters and thus prevent your goods going astray. "If suspicious people call please ring up phone Main 4134 and I will have them Investigated Immediately. "HOWELL, DODD, Major. "Salvation Army Industrial Home, U1I 6th ave., north, city.” i I _ _ IIP ^ little forgetfulness ^v(f^ HI & Sjf may *ose you a valual)le as Naya wifi i £3* surely as a great fire. How ElOllIn important just to prevent, ||jj RfjBPRjl absolutely, al! accidents to U|£f 1 r valuables, as you can do ftjjfn /V I* w*-^a ^ox *n vau^‘ JJJjl mmm ALL FIRE STAINS TO BE RETAINED, BUT MENWILLBECUTOFF Plan Decided on at Confer ference Held Yesterday Morning—To Drop 56 Men All the present Are stations In the great er city arc to be retained, but with a reduced force of 56 men and one inspector. This was decided yesterday at the con ference held by President Oeorge B. Ward. S. M. Middleton, chief of the Are depart ment, and representatives from the sev eral suburbs of the city. The third plan of retrenchment submitted by Chief Mld dletoon proved acceptable with an amend ment that a slight redistribution of the remaining firemen should bo made, allow ing those stations cut down to two men an additional man, to be taken from on# of the stations having more men. Chief Middleton stated that he was glad that a plan of reduction of the Are depart ment had been practically agreed upon, but that his hardest task yet remained— that of decjdlng the men to be dropped. He stated many of the men had families and under the present business conditions jobs were hard to get. He expressed re gret at losing his trained men, but In com pliance with the budget proposed the cut had to be made. The men dropped will be given notice on the 1st, and will be retained until the 15th to give them a chance to find Rinnlnvninnt. 1’ratt City Objects Objections to the proposed cuts came from many of the delegates present, but after the matter was discussed and it was suggested that the minimum number be three men at any station, tlie entire delegation with the exception of the rep resentatives from Pratt City stated the plan would prove acceptable, and Mr. Ward announced that lie would recom mend the third plan as amended to the other commissioners for adoption at the next regular meeting. Mr. Paruard made strenuous objections to cutting down the Pratt City firemen to three. He stated that by reason of location the other suburbs could draw on each other for quick assistance in the event of a serious fire, but that Pratt City was isolated, and would burn up be fore assistance could come from the near est station, which was Ensley, two miles away. Mr. Ward stated it was necessary to make a start at some point In the reduction of the force of the fire depart ment. and that as the plan under consid eration seemed to be the most acceptable of any offered it would be put In oper ation and then any equalities would be adjusted if possible. He stated that the city had no alternative but to make the cut in order to live within its income. Several members of the committee in accepting the plans us the best that could be done under the circumstances pledged for their respective commun ities their co-operallon with the city commissioners in weathering the crisis and would assist In solving the prob lem by the organization of volunteer fire companies. Those attending the conference were President George B. Ward, Chief Mid dleton, Secretary Albertson, C. 1). Com stock, Pratt City; W. H. Barnard, Pratt City; D. E. Me Hendon, East I^ake; John E. Ellis, East Birmingham; A. H, Saw yer, Wylam; W. A. Hester, Graymont; A. H. Williams, Falrview; C. A. Ivey, Falrview; R. H. Rutledge, Falrvelw; D. W. Fowler, Falrview* G. C. Ellis, Avon dale; William Spencer, East Birming ham; E. P. lnscho, West End. Middleton's Third Plan The following is the plan submitted by Chief Middleton before it was amended: "Honorable George B. Ward, President Board of Commissioners: "Dear Sir—Please find herewith pro posed plan No. 3 for reducing the op erating expenses of the fire depart ment $4500 per month by cutting off the following men at the various sta tions: "Station No. 1 reduced from 10 to 15; city hall. "Station No. 2 reduced from 17 to 13; Avenue D and Nineteenth street. "Station No. 3 reduced from 8 to 6; Five Points. "Station No. 4 reduced from 11 to 9; Second alley and Twenty-fourth street. "Station No. 5 reduced from 8 to 6; Marshall avenue and Nineteenth street, north. "Station No. 6 reduced from 15 to 11; Third ave and Fifteenth street. "Station No. 7 reduced from 7 to 5: Avenue H and Eleventh street. "Station No. 8 reduced from 5 to 2; East Birmingham. "Station No. 9 reduced from 7 to 5; Nr rwood. "Station No. 10 reduced from 6 to 2; Avondale. "Station No. 11 reduced from 7 to 5; Fountain Heights. "Station No. 12 reduced from 7 to 5: Woodln wn. "Station No. 13 reduced from 7 to 5; North Birmingham. "Station No. 14 reduced from 5 to 2; Graymont. "Station No. 16 reduced from 5 to 4; West End. "Station No. lfl reduced from 7 to 5; Ehsley. "Station No. 17 reduced from 4 to 2; Wylam. "Station No. 18 reduced from 7 to 2, Pratt City. "Station No. 19 reduced from 6 to 2; East Hake. "Station No. 20 reduced from 5 to 2; Falrview. “Total reduction in the tire* fighting force, 65 men and one fire inspector. “This will leave all the stations in old Birmingham poorly manned. “This will leave only two men at the following stations, East Birmingham, Avondale, Graymont, Wylam, Pratt City, East Hake and Falrview. How US FURNACE GOES IN BEAST ON JULY 29; IS BEING DRIED OUT Announcement Made by Mr. Maben—40,000-Ton Order Reported Closed on Ten Dollar-Basis The city furnace of the Sioss-Sheffield Steel am! Tron company at First ave nue and Twenty-eighth street will be blown In Thursday. July 29, according to announcement made yesterday by J. C. Maben, Jr., vice president. Smoke was curling from the cupola of the big furnace yesterday, fires being started In order to dry her out. This will make four furnaces in operation for the Sloss company, with prospecta. it is Reported, of blowing in one 6t the North Birmingham furnaces In the near future. The operation of the coke ovens at the city furnace of the Hluss company has not yet been decided. The Slosa company. It Is reported, desires to re sume operations of the ovens, but on account of the objection of the city com mission because of the smoke may be forced to abandon it. Officials of the Sloss compnny decline to make any comment yet on the status of the coks ovens. With the Sloss city furnace and the Alice furnace of the TeRinessee Coal, Iron and Railroad compnny both hi operation, there Is a very perceptible sentiment of optimism to be noticed in the business district. Both of tho furnaces are' al most In the heart of the city and the smoke from them can be seen from any downtown street corner, the effect being one of considerable encouragement, espe l dally after both furnaces have been idle for many months. A n order of 40,000 tons of pig Iron for speculation was reported closed yester day on a basis of $10 for No. 2, Birming ham. The market Is very strong. Inquiry is active. Stocks are low Rnd getting lower every day and prices show a marked tendency toward conservative ad vancement. The Sloss furnace will be the fifth to go into blast In the Birmingham district within 30 days. Stock Exchange Men Serving Country London, July 10.— (Special.)—A khaki-clad volume has just been Is sued by the London stock exchange showing the number of members and clerks on active or auxiliary war ser vice for the government. The totals are approximately as follows: Members on active service, 9f>8; miscellaneous service, 74. Clerks on active service, 1*26; miscellaneous service, 25. The total number of members and clerks at the end of the last financial year was 6950. About a third of these are row engaged In war service. Militia in Singapore Calcutta, July 10.-— (Special.>—A new art of the Singapore legislature re quires all persons of British national ity between the ages of 18 and 55 to register theRnselves for the purpose of milltaRy training. A similar scheme is also proposed in Ceylon, where the im poitance of having a militia force is emphasized by the recent occurrence of serious native riots. ever, after a confeRence between dele gates from these suburbs and Mr. Ward, president of the board of com missioners, Mr. Ward assured the del egates that the city would allow three men at each of these stations Instead of two. (These men to be out off from seme other stations.) "The men who are cut off will he notified on the 1st of August, but this will not take effect until the 15th of August, which will allow the men sonii tim» in which to seek other employ ment." ON BODY JW So Bad Could Not Sleep. In Little Red Pimples. In Two Weeks Entirely Well HEALED BY CUTICURA SOAP AND OINTMENT "My little boy suffored two weeks with some kind of a breaking out all over his body. It came in Uttle red pimples and It itched so bad he could not sleep at night or in the day. He was cross and fretfuhall thn time and would scratch and irritate his body all over. "1 saw Cuticura Soap and Ointment adver tised and 1 bought boom. In two weeks he wag entirely well. "My little girl suffered with bad eruption* all over her head about three weeks* Nothing did any good until I used Cuticura Soap and Ointment, and she was perfectly healed in two weeks." l signed). Mrs. Mollia Rushing. Tylertown, Mias.. Feb. 1, 1915. Sample Each Free by Mail With 32-p. akin Book on request. Ad dress post-card “Cuticura. Sa.t. T, »—■ tow.** Said throughout tha world.