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j^The First National Bank
of Birmingham, Ala.
Statement June 23,1915
Resources
Loans and discount*.I 8,603,873.25
overdrafts . 161 17
XT. S. bonds (par) . 1,500,000.00
State of Alabama bonds ... 284.000.00
^Pther stocks and bonds ... 862,268.50
banking house. 365,500.00
Cash
fn vault.$ 894.887.11
With banks . 2,467.491.53
With U. S.
, Tr. . 83,000.00
. With Federal
j. Res. bank 224,495.28— 3,659,873.92
| $15,275,676.84
Liabilities
Capital stock .$ 1,500,000.00
■surplus and profits. 1,733,177.34
Reserved for taxes. 18.555.00
Circulation . 1,352,600.00
' Deposits
Individ- ,
_ ual ...$9,478,260.47
Rank . 1,068.094.03
C. S. 126,000.00— 10,671,344.50
$15,276,676.84
Special programme for traveling men at
Ramsey class at the First Methodist
church.
Convention of Southside district of Bir
hjyngham Sunday School association at 3
•’'clock at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist
church.
Announcement of church services wili
be found in another column of The Age
Herald.
For the pleasure seeker this afternoon
there are the zoo at Avondale park, East
Lake with its many amusement devices
/ and West Lake below Bessemer for boat
*'lng and bathing.
LOCALSKYSCRAPERS
Owners’ and Managers’ As
sociation Going After
Branch Agencies
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The Building, Owners and Managers’
association of Birmingham, who have
recently affiliated with the Birmingham
Real Estate exchange as a subsidiary
organization, are taking steps toward
getting new branch agencies to come
to Birmingham and fill the vacancies In
w the various office buildings of the city.
At a recent meeting of the association
the matter was carefully considered,
fywlth Hill Ferguson, president of the
Real Estate exchange, who spoke along
the lines of a combined effort on the
J*- part of both the Building Owners and
Managers’ association and the exchange,
towards getting more branch agencies
for Birmingham.
0 A booklet is being prepared by the
]3uilding Owners and Managers con
straining cuts, typical floor plans, ser
vice and accommodations of Birming
ham's skyscrapers for general distri
bution over the north by the exchange
and other civic organizations.
f Secretaries C. M. McCrum and T. P
Hay, Jr., are now’ corresponding with
concerns in the north, and every effort
Is being made to induce them to open
branch officers in Birmingham.
The annual convention of the Nation
al Association of Building Owners and
Managers will be held in Atalnta Sep
tember 14-17.
Tha local association is arranging for
a special car to leave Birmingham on
Tuesday, the 14th. The programme this
year is a most excellent one, and the
convention is expected to be one of the
of the largest the national association
# has ever held.
Various topics on building manage
ment, steam heating, elevator service,
building economy and such questions
pertaining to office buildings w’ill be
''•’handled by some of the leading men of
the country in their line.
The building owners and manngors
have extended a cordial invitation to
' all members of the Real Estate ex
change to join their party.
The delegation from Birmingham will
Blake their headquarters at the Pied
mont hotel, and all parties wishing to
. attend the convention are asked to
notify the executive secretary of tli2
association of their intention of going
as soon as possible.
WILL ATTEND CLINICS
fir. Benedict Goes to Middle West and
Later Will Be in New York
Dr. S. Karand Benedict has left to at
tend Dr. Murphy's clinic In Chicago.
While away he will also attend the Mayo
clinic In Rochester. Minn., going from
Rochester to New York, where he for
I merly spent several years specializing In
aurgery. In New York, Dr. Benedict will
continue his studies of surgery and gynec
ology familiarizing himself with the
latest methods and appliances used In
the New York hospitals.
Mis. Benedict, formerly Miss Martha
Milner, who haB been in Sewanee, Tenn..
with her small son during the summer
months, will Join Dr. Benedict and re
’ tufn to Birmingham with him.
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EFFECT OF HEAVIER
PAV ROILS IS FELT
Mercantile Business and
General Conditions Better
Than in Over a Year
ALL BAROMETERS
ARE SET AT “FAIR”
First Bars to Be Used in Making
Shrapnel in Europe Rolled This
Week at Ensley—All Busi
ness Is Normal
Mercantile business and general con
ditions In the Birmingham district yes
terday were said to be better than at
any time in the past year or more.
The biggest pay day in two years in
the various Industrial works of the
district occurred Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, and the effect of the
releasing of thousands of dollars, aft
er two or three previous pay days of
exceptionally good proportions, it is
said has been immediately felt.
One of the best barometers of a
return of prosperity is considered col
lections of negro rents, and real estate
Interests report that in the past month
there has been such an improvement
in this regard that at the present time
collections from negro tenants are
practically normal.
Pay rolls of the district have not
only reached normal, as was predicted
for August, but they are still Improv
ing and are now said to be better
than at any time since 1912.
During the week the first bars be
ing made by the Tennessee Coal, Iron
and Railroad company to be shipped
to Europe for manufacture into
shrainel were rolled. It is stated, and
from now on considerable business of
this kind will be turned out. The mills
of the Tennessee company at both
Bessemer and Ensley are operating
full capacity, machine shops, foun
dries, blast furnaces, coal and iron
ore mines everywhere have resumed
work and thousands of men in all
lines of industrial operations have re
turned to regular employment.
The result has been not only the
placing of thousands of dollars into
circulation in payment of back rents,
grocery bills and so forth, but has
stimulated new commercial business
until retail and wholesale merchants
of the city state that their business
has become practically normal.
The pig iron market retains Its
strength and is very active. Indus
trial men believe that tne present con
ditions have every essential of perma
nency and anticipate still further im
provement during the fall.
STREET PAVING IN
Eugene Fies of Southern
Asphalt Announces Three
Large Contracts
Another indication of increasing bus
iness is the impetus given street pav
ing in southern cities within the past
few weeks.
The Southern Asphalt and Construc
tion company, of which Eugene Fies
is president, has Just closed up three
especially nice contracts.
Some few days ago this company got
the contract for paving in Columbia,
Tenn., which amounts to about $50,000.
This work will be done with sheet
asphalt.
Another contract secured is in Sar
asota, Fla., amounting to $70,000.
The third is with the city of Green
ville, Tenn., amounting to $60,000. The
two latter cities will use asphaltic
concrete.
Stiles Back at Office
Judge J. P. Stiles returned to his office
yesterday for the first time since his at
tack ot acute indigestion over three weeks
ago. Although he did not remain but two
hours, the news quickly spread about the
courthouse, and a large number of his
co-workers gathered about him. Only
routine business was attended to by him.
Judge Stiles stated that he was feeling
fine, and was glad to return to his duties,
although he is still weak.
Enslen Will Probated
The will of the late Christian F. Enslen
was filed yesterday In the probate court.
The date set for the probation is October
18, when at that time the contents of the
will will be made public.
Capital and Surplus $1,150,000.00
Birmingham Trust & Savings Co.
Capital $500,000.00 Surplus (Earned) $650,000.00
MANAGE YOUR INCOME
Don’t let your income manage you. If you didn’t have
. the money you wouldn’t spend it. Then, why spend it
simply because you have it? Open an account with
, the Birmingham Trust and Savings Company, and
save enough money to be your own master.
A. W. SMITH, President. BENSON CAIN, Asst. Caehier.
TOM O. SMITH. V.-President C. D. COTTEN. Aast. Caehier.
< W. H. MANLY. Caehier. E. W. FINCH. Aaat. Caehier.
4 Per Cent Paid On Savings Deposits
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CONTRACTS ARE AWARDED TO BURNS FOR
ERECTION OF THE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
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Architect’s sketch Jefferson County High school
At a meeting of the building committee
of the Jefferson Cotfnty High school yes
terday in the offices of County Super
intendent of Education P. M. McNeill,
contracts were awarded to Jesse I,. Burns
for the construction of the first wing of
the new county high school to be erected
at Boyles. The wing for which contracts
yesterday were awarded will cost about
$30,000 and the whole building, the re
mainder of which will be constructed a«
soon as needed, will cost $50,000.
Ground will be broken on the construc
tion work next Wednesday, at which
t'me a watermelon cutting and exer
cises with several formal speeches to be
delivered will be held. The first shovel
of dirt to be turned on the site of the
r.ew building will be handled by little
Miss Marjorie Pierce, daughter of Mrs.
H. E. Pierce, a member of the building
committee in charge of the erection of
the new building.
The committee, which has been work
ing on plans for the new county high
school for a long time. Is composed of
County Superintendent McNeil, 13. M. A!
len. Sterling J. Foster, T. M. Bradley
and Mrs. Pierce.
Announcement also Is made that the
committee has negotiations under way for
the renting of a six-room cottage at
Boyles as a temporary county high school
building during the construction of the
new building and if they succeed the
county high school will be opened in this
cottage sometime In September.
Work on the new building Is to be start
ed at once and the contract calls for
Its completion next spring. It will he
two blocks from the Birmingham Kail
way, Light and Power company street
car tracks at Boyles, four blocks from
the Louisville and Nashville Mineral Una
to Anniston, six blocks from the main
line of the T,oulsvllle and Nashville and
four blocks from the main Mount Pinson
pike. The building is to be located on a
site of 10 acres of ground
The building will be of brick construe
tion, two stories ami a basement, ana
when completed will accommodate 1000
pupils. The wing to be constructed this
winter will accommodate about 700 pupils.
The school will be free to any boy or girl
resident of Jefferson county.
For the cost of the construction the
board of revenue has appropriated $15,
C00 and plans are on foot to raise the
remaining $15,000 by spring. For the main
tenance of the school the state has made
an annual appropriation of $3000 and the
board of revenue will be asked to make
an annual appropriation of a like amount
If the cost of tile operating the school
necessitates it.
The plans for the school’ include the
construction of dormitories at a later time
for the accommodation of those pupils
who live on the outer edges of the county
and will be finable to go back and forth
to the high school from their homes each
day. The courses of study in the insti
tution will be the same as those In the
present Birmingham High school.
The. watermelon cutting and formal
breaking of ground will begin Wednesday,
September 1, at 3 o'clock, p. m.
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JOINT MEETING OF
RAILROAD MEN TO BE
HELD M SPUED
To Have Barbecue at Fair
grounds, Trip to Chatta
nooga and Executive
Sessions at City Hall
The railroad men of Birmingham are
planning big things for the union meet
ing which will be held in tht* city Sep
tember 18, 19 and 20. Four orders will
participate in the meeting, namely, the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and
Enginemen. the Order of Railway Conduc
tors and the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen.
On Saturday, September 18, the mem
bers of the organizations, their families
and their friends will be entertained at a
big barbecue at the State Fairgrounds.
During the afternoon there will be
speeches by the grand officers of the
organization and local citizens.
Sunday, September 19. will be the day
devoted to the transaction of business.
This was set aside on account of the
many members of the four organizations
who are not required to work on Sunday.
The sessions of the members will be ex
ecutive and will be held at the armory
at the city hall. Three sessions will be
held, beginning at 9:30 o'clock In the
morning and continuing until noon when
adjournment will be taken for lunch. At
1:30 o'clock the railroad men will recon
vene and will be in session until 5:30
when adjournment for supper will be
taken. At 7:30 o'clock the meeting will
reconvene and will adjourn finally at 11
o'clock.
Monday will be a day of pleasure for
the women and children as well as the
men. At 7:30 o'clock they will gather at
the Terminal station and will leave on a
special train for Chattanooga, where the
day will be spent in going over the his
toric spots about the Tennessee city. The
train will leave Chattanooga for Bir
I mtngham at 7 o’clock p. m., reaching
| here about 11 o’clock. The trip to Chat
I tanooga will be the closing feature of
' the meeting.
POPULAR WOMAN TO
OPEN NEW TEAROOM

“Miss Jenny’s Tearoom” will Occupy
Quarters Formerly Used by the
/ Woman's Exchange
Neat little cards announce the opening
on netft Wednesday, September 1, of "Miss
Jenny's Lunch Room.'' in the basement
of the Title Guarantee building, the pluce
formerly occupied by the Woman's ex
change, which has discontinued business.
"Miss Jenny's Lunch Room” Is to be
presided over by Miss Jenny Walters,
whose long and successful service as the
head of the Woman's exchange, will as
sure the public of excellent service, dis
criminating taste, and an atmosphere of
refinement and elegance.
"Miss Jenny,” for 21 years, has been
Identified with the Woman's exchange,
and she numbers her friends by the hun
dreds, and everybody is delighted that she
has decided to go Into business for her
self, conducting her lunch room along
the same lines of neatness and quiet en
vironment that characterized her man
agement of the exchange.
“Miss Jenny" will also continue her
work among the "consigners"—somewhat
differently managed from former arrange
ments with the exchange, hut giving the
home worker the chance to sell through
her their home-made breads, cakes, pre
serves, Jellies and other delicious edibles.
That "Miss Jenny's Lunch Room” will
be a popular rendezvous for those who
like good, wholesome food and neat, tidy,
surroundings goes without saying and a
large clientele will follow ".Miss Jenny”
In her new business, pledging their sup
port and co-operation.
letters to editor
Aid for Pisgah Home
To the Editor of The Age,Hera Id.
I take the liberty to use the columns
of your valuable paper to appeal to the
kind hearted peop'e for aid. We have
a number of Inmates both male and fe
mal, and they .arc In need of shoes and
clothes and we will glad'y send a messen
ger for same when notified. Thanking
you for past favors, I remain, respectfully.
MRS. J. M. WOODS.
Supt. and Matron In Charge.
Birmingham. Auguat 3. IMS. Bhonv
SU-J West End. _J
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GEORGIA CENTRAL
TO RESTORE TRAINS
Local Trains Between Bir
mingham and Columbus,
Ga., to Be Put Back On
It was stated yesterday that the Cen
tral of Georgia railroad contemplated
within the next few weeks restoring pas
senger trains Nos. 3 and 4 between Bir
mingham and Columbus. Ga. These
trains were taken off several months ago
when business conditions declined so that
the traffic did not warrant the opera
tion.
Numbers 3 and 4 were local trains be
tween Birmingham and Columbus, No. 1
leaving here for Columbus at 3:80 In the
afternoon and No. 3 arriving daily from
Columbus at 12:01. No official announce
ment has yet been made of the plan to
restore the two trains, but it is stated
that business with the Central of Georgia
is improving and that the restoration
may take place within the next few
weeks.
GASH/ SALE 10
Pevear and Bullock of B. R.,
L. & P. Co. Here—Jitney
Fad Dying Out
J. 8. Pevear, president of the Birming
ham Railway. Light and Power company,
stated yesterday following a directors’
meeting that It now appeared that the
negotiations which have been under way
for the purchase of the Bessemer Gas
company would be closed within the next
30 days.
Mr. Pevear stated that as far as he
was able to observe conditions in Bir
mingham with regard to his company
were improving. The jitney fad, he
staled, upon being questioned, was slow
ly dying out not only in Birmingham but
in practically every city in tlie country.
He was accompanied here by George Bul
lock, chairman of the board of directors
of the United Gas and Electric com
pany, which is the controlling concern of
street railway, light and gas utilities in
many cities of the country.
“The Bessemer gas people are anxious
to sell out.” stated Mr. Pevear, “and
the negotiations which have been up for
sometime will be closed, I should say,
within the next 30 days, providing we can
get together on some little differences
yet in price, the franchise and so forth,
of which there seems little doubt.”
Mr. Pevear stated there was nothing
of any consequence transacted at the di
rectors’ meeting which could be an
nounced. He and Mr. Bullock left Mast
night at 6:30 o’clock.
Beauty of Dining Room
Aided By Crystalware
Suggestion to Homemakers In Ar
ranging Set On Side Table
A side table properly set In the din
:ng room adds to the room’s attract
iveness. Many people mar the appear
pnee of a room by loading down the
table with too much ware. Often a
dining room side table is made to look
like a counter in the store on a bar
gain sale day. Most women-possess or
should possess a matched water set.
Such a set makes the side table an
object of admiration when the glasses
and pitcher are prettily arranged.
A good idea, especially for the wom
an who entertains or who seeks to
make home beautiful for her own
family. Is to embroider a centerpiece
upon which to set the pitcher and a
small dolly for each tumbler.
Venetian gold-trimmed crystalware
is the best for a display of this kind
and to have one’s own initial on each
piece Is the height of fashion and re
finement. Such a set Is now provided
for readers by this paper and may be
secured ut merely nominal expense by
following directions given in display
announcements and In the water set
coupons appearing daily In another col
umn.
Bargain for schools or Individualsi
high grade upright piano, recently re
paired at factory| new strings, sound
board, felts| durable ns new. Phone
Easley 517 f write M. L. E*, Age-Hers hi.
FAIR IS YEAR WILL
BE GREATEST EVER
GIVEN IN THE STATE
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Races, Music, Free Acts,
Fireworks Display and
Poultry Show Will All
Be Better Than Ever
With more than five weeks remaining
before the opening of the Alabama State
Fair In Birmingham on October 7. the
plana for the big exposition have al
leady progressed far enough to assure
the people of Alabama what la claimed
to be the greatest fair ever held In this
section. The free attractions are said
to be the finest and most expensive ever
offered by the fair, and the cash prem
iums offered in the different depart
ments make certain the greatest show-!
Ing of agricultural, live stock, poultry,
industrial and merchants’ exhibits ever j
seen at any southern state fair.
For the lovers of racing, there will
be 160 blooded horses, coming from |
many of the finest stables In the coun-1
try, and with the magnificent track a: I
the fair grounds, it is expected that
some new speed and time records will
be established. There will also be mo j
torcycle races of the most thrilling va
riety, several speed demons of national
reputation participating in this part of
the entertainment daily.
And of course there will be plenty of
music. With Memoli’s band, of over 30
pieces, giving concerts morning, after
noon and evening, there will be no lack
of entertainment for the music lovers.
Memoli’s band is recognized everywhere
as one of the best, and it is expected
that its concerts will prove one of the
most enjoyable features of the week.
In the matter of free acts, the fair
management has surpassed all Its pre
vious offerings. The highest class ar
tists in the world, many of whom have
appeared at the great expositions and
in the theatres of the large cities in
foreign countries, have been engaged
for the 10 days of the fair and will
present their entertaining acts twice
daily free to the fair visitors.
A stupendous fireworks display wll'
be given nightly under the direction
of the Thearle-l’aln Fireworks company.
For tlie entertainment of fair vlsltois,
the management has arranged these
splendid nightly fireworks displays at
an expense of $10u each night.
Tw'enty-flve thousund dollars in cash
is being offered by the fair assoclatl *n
for premiums, and the competition for
these magnificent awards is certain to
be keen and spirited. With Alabama for
the first time In her history having
really exerted herself and utilized her
unequalled resources in the matter of
farm diversification, the visitors to the
fair will be surprised with the mar
velous displays which will he shown
from the farms and plantations of Ala
bama. Magniflcient products heretofore
unknown on Alabama farms will b^
shown in profusion and of the flne.it
grade In the different exhibit buildingc.
The poultry department of the fair
which has grown within the past few
years from a small beginning Into one
of the greatest exhibitions of fowls in
the country, will be far superior to any
shown here before. Advance notices
from the poultry raisers of the souta
Indicate that more than F.000 fowls, em
bracing every known breed and vaiiety
will be seen.
Tluere will be exhibits of mining and
manufacturing, exhibits of the count
less diversified industries of the state,
and a remarkable showing of mer
chants’ exhibits.
The woman’s department, always ore
of the most attractive features of th.<
fair, will surprise even those who have
watched its growth during the past few
\ears. Undpi- the capable direction of
Mrs. John B. Held the scope of this de
partment has been greatly enlarged this
year. Three thousand dollars has been
appropriated in premiums for the ex
hibits of the women.
Reward Is Distributed
The distribution of the $3000 regard as
decieed by Referee Henry Morsoheimer
and later passed upon by the chancellor,
took place yesterday morning !n the chan
cery court. The reward ease has attract
ed considerable interest. The reward was
offered by the Southern Express compuny
I for the arrest and conviction of the rob
bers that held up the fast A. G. 8. train
near Hattiesburg. Miss., in April, 1913.
Thirty-two claims to the reward was filed
and the above action takcq by the court.
Fourteen of the claimants were rewa rded,
varying from $25 to $500.
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Steele-Smith Cases To
Be Settled This Week
.Settlement of the bankruptcy proceed
ings of the Steel-Sinith Dry Goods com
pany will be effected this week, according
to the statement of Judge E. H. Dryer,
referee in bankruptcy, who will Issue an
order under which the trustee will pay
the 75 per cent settlement already ar
ranged with the creditors. Following the
payment of these. the bankruptcy
proceedings will be dismissed, anti the
company will be at liberty to resume busi
ness.
The adjustment of the differences with
the 57 insurance companies with whom
the flteele-Smith compain held policies,
which was recently effected, brought
about the adjustment of the bankrupt af
fairs. It Is understood the suits tiled in
the county courts against the insurance
companies to recover the amount of the
policies have been withdrawn. The Bir
mingham Trust and Savings company was
elected trustee by the creditors and it has
arranged to pay the creditors 75 cents on
the dollar.
The difficulty In adjusting the e’nims
agalns the several Insurance companies,
it Is stated, caused the firm to be thrown
Into bankruptcy.
REALTYJARKEI
Operators of Chains of
Stores Said to Be Seek
ing Sites Here
There la on undercurrent of considerable
activity In the real estate market. It was
learned yesterday, due to the efforts of
several largo concerns to open up branch
stores In Birmingham. Real estate men
are withholding any particulars until tho
deala are closed, but It Is learned on
good authority that several large concerns
which operate chains of stores have en
tered Into a sort of contest for sites In
this city.
It Is reported that chief among them
Is the Childs restnurant people of New
York, who for a year or more are known
to have had their eyes on Birmingham,
with a view to opening a restaurant here
ns soon as a satisfactory site and leaHe
could ho urranged. There are reports
also that g, f> and 10-cent store company
tins negotiations on, and also a clothing
store and a shoe concern which operates
a chain of stores.
The Childs people arc understood to ho
anxious to close up a lease for u good
site here and have engaged several local
real estate firms to secure them one at
the first opportunity. A prominent real
estate man yesterday admitted that these
negotiations were under way, but stated
that nothing official could he stated un
til some of the deals were closed up,
which might be within a few days or
not perhaps for some weeks.
DANCING NIGHTLY
AT NEWSPAPER CLUB
Floor to Be Cleared Each Evening for
Dancers—Menu and Programme
for Today
Dining at the Birmingham Newspa
per club on .Sunday evening has come
lo he quite an Institution with many
members of the club and each Sun
day evening finds a large number of
club members and their friends and
families dining In tho roof garden cafe.
Practically every table In the cafe
and on the promenade has been re
served for tile dinner this evening and
an especially attractive musical pro
gramme has been arranged. Miss Sis
son, the popular singer at the club,
will give aevernl popular selections.
Dnnelng at the Newspaper club has
become ao popular and such a favored
pastime that the club management lias
decided to have the cafe floor cleared
every evening during the dinner hours
for dancing. During the recent cam
paign conducted at the club quite a
number of tho younger dancing men
Joined the club and they are partic
ularly pleased that the privileges of the
lloor will bo extended them each even
ing for dancing. The regular weekly
dance on Friday night will continue
to he a special feature.
The club haa been a very popular
place during the past week, tho mer
chants and other visitors lo town hav
ing taken advantage of tho opportun
ity afforded them of lunching and din
ing at one of the moat beautiful clubs
in the country.
Following la tho menu and miiBleal
programme for the Sunday evening
dinner:
MUSICAL PROGRAMME
Nobody Home (Selection).Kern
When 1 Waa a Dreamer..Van Alystlne
Ely Little Dream Girl.Frlerland
in Japan with Mlmoaan.Owen
Miss Sisson.
Traumerel .Schutnan
Down the Bayou.Dekovan
Here’s to 1-ove.Kern
Miss Sisson.
March, "The Whip".Holsman
MENU
Fruit en supremo
Consomme Royal
Olives
Celery Radishes
Roast Fancy Squab, Jelly
Baby Lima Beans
Victoria Potatoes
Asparagus Tip Salad
Chocolate Ice Cream
Oocoanut leaver Cake
Philadelphia Cream Cheese
Toasted Crackers
Demi Tasse.
Real Estate Transfers
The following transfer of real estate
were yesterday recorded In the office of
the probate judge:
$1000—John A. Davis and wife to George
W. Coward, 15 acres In the southwest
quarter of south west quarter of section 5,
lowiiblilp 10, south range 3 west.
SIXTEEN CITIZENS
FOR UNITED STATES
Final Oath of Allegiance Ad
ministered by Judge Grubb
to This Number
Sixteen foreign-born citizens swore al
legiance to the United Stntes before Judge
\V. I. Grubb of the federal court yes
terday, and In the event of war with a
foreign power swore to fight for the
United States against all nations, and
particularly against the country of their
nativity. The occasion was the exam
ination for final naturalization papers
held yesterday morning before Judge
Grubb, with O. T. Moore of Washington,
chief naturalization examiner, in charge.
Of the 2T> persons who appeared for ex
amination 16 qualified, seven failed to
meet the requirements of the examiner In
the matter of knowledge of the form of
government of thlH country and two were
dismissed on account of the continued
absence of the applicants.
Of the 16 citizens to qualify there were
two Russians, Rennie Grusln and Dave
Coplan; one Turk, Thomas Apostolfdl;
three Englishmen. Dr. John W. Black,
Gerais W. Humphrey and William Wool
ford; four Austrians, Harry Litch, Leo
pold Splegler, Henry Long and Joe Ag
nlstsch; four Italians, Ren Lorino, Leone
Russo. Joe Antonio and Rosario ScaJco;
one Frenchman, Adrian llaon, and ona
Roumanian, Meyer Goldner.
At the close of the examination Judge
Grubb gave a talk to the newly admitted
citizens and pointed out at length some
of the duties of American citizenship. Be
fore administering the oath he emphasized
the fact that in the event the United
Htates became involved with a foreign
power they would owe their entire al
legiance to this country. He explained
the full meaning of the oath they were
about to take, und at the conclusion all
the applicants reiterated their determina
tion to abide by the oath and It was dulg
administe red.
There were a number of other applies
tions filed in the federal court, which
were all passed until the Saturday befora
Christmas in December, 1U15.
Marriage License***
The following marriage licenses ware
recorded yesterday In the office of the
probate Judge:
T. H. Fulmer, Morris, to Mrs. Oakik
Sprulell.
G. R. Tate, Morris, to Miss Chuz Ora
ham.
Charley Rates Bibb, Beltona, to Mrs,
Lula. Harnett.
P. C. Downey, Porter, to Mrs. Vesta
Alexander.
William T. Jeter, Fairfield, to Miss Ida
Low McNair.
James Hawkins, Birmingham, to Mra.
Mundle L. Chandler.
W. B. Thompson, city, to Miss Mattie
McK issaek.
Eugene Brahser, Avondale, to Miss Mag
gie Preston. j# • IMMn
Oscar J. Garrard. Birmingham, to Miss
Johnnie Holomon.
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