MERIDIAN BANKS ELECT
All Report Successful Year and De
clare Good Dividends
Meridian, Miss.. January 12.—(Spe
cial.)—Three banks of Meridian, First
National, Citizens National and Mer
chants and Farmers, have re-clectcd
officers and directors as follows:
First National, Levi Rothenberg.
president; A. D. Simpson, vice pres
ident; J. E. Reed., vice president; Law
Carter, cashier; F. Y. Whitfield, as
sistant cashier. Directors, C. W.
Cochran, Levi Rothenberg, M. J.
Lcwry, F. A. Kamper, R. E. Wilbourn
and B. F. Allison.
Citizens National, Paul Brown,
president; F. J. Hughes, vice pres
ident; C. L. Hughes, cashier; L. L.
Dowling, assistant cashier; E. B.
Miller, assistant cashier. Directors.
Paul Brown. F. J. Hughes, Stanton
Brown, J- M. Buchanan. Walter G
Hodges. J. J. McLean, E. L. Gaston.
C. Ij. Hughes.
Merchants and Farmers, J. A. Mc
<’ain, president; C. L. Gray, vice pres
ident; J. G. Daly, vice president;
.lames T. Crowe, cashier; B. J. Car
ter. assistant cashier. Directors of
this bank are the officers.
Each bank reports the past year
to have been a successful one, each
declaring good dividends.
Buy in Birmingham—the
natural wholesale and
jobbing center for Ala
Read the Directory and
do business with the con
cerns listed. It will be of
mutual advantage. The
each house mentioned
below as eminently re
Packing Housa and Slaughter
Yards, 3314 N. 24th St.
City Store Branch
2100 Morris Ave.
Packing House Phone Hemlock 616
W F. Tyler V. S. Gage
President Vice Pres.
R. A. Porter, Treasurer
Tyler Grocery Co.
Dry Goods Co.
Wholesale Dry Goods
Mfg. Co., Inc.
Manufacturers "401” Brand
Overalls, Coats, Pants
Johnston Dry Goods Co.
Dry Goods and Notions
2224-26 Fir»t Ave.
City Paper Co.
“The Houh of S.rvlce”
Manufacturer* and Jobber* of
Paper. A Full Line of
Phone* Main 78S0-7881
2319 let Ave.
Doster-Northington Drug Co.
Surgical Instrument* and Hospital
SI 08-2110 First Ave.
1801-1803 First Ave.
Wholesale and Retail Distributors
! General Building
Wood & Crabbe Grain Co.
"Mendy" Old Style Reek Ground
Meal, "Winner'’ Hl»h Gredk Baited
Pearl Meal. Pearl Grits, Wistner
EAGLE BRAND MACARONI
A Birmingham Made Product
FACTORY 400 S. 14th ST.
Collins & Co., Inc.
Colonial and Snow Flake Fleur
Fashion Self Rising and Velvet
Self Rising Flour ,
Fort a Hunt's Canned abed.
Shiver's Gingsr A
Mill, Mine and. Electrical Supplies
^ Automobile Accessories
For Good of
First Month of New Year One of Investment
by Successful Business Men and Enter
prises in Home Property and Effort
MANNER in which going concerns and citizens of Birmingham in
augurate each new year with reassertion of their confidence in I
! the city and district and demonstrate the success of the past year and
| years by investment of the increase of their income and earnings in ,
Birmingham property and enterprise is most convincing profert of the
substantiality of this community, of its attractiveness as a home place and ;
a place in which to do business and its altogether satisfying character.
In February of last year the Alabama Home Building and Loan asso
ciation, in order to care for growing demands for building of homes,
increased its capital stock from $6,000,000 to $9,000,000. On Wednes-,
dpy of this week, less than a year following the increase of $3,000/100
in stock, another increase of $1,000,000 was made.
Birmingham home builders ate up the $3,000,000 of this concern and ,
the money of other building and loan associations last year in the build
ing of 1,500 new homes, and clamor for more. That is why this addi
tional million comes so soon on the heels of the preceding three millions.
Robert Aland, who has made a success of the mercantile business in
Birmingham, has proven it by bbdying up two pieces of contiguous and
valuable central property at a cost of $150,000. His new year gift to
Birmingham is this manifestation both of his own successful business
career and his outlook on the bigger Birmingham of the future.
H. U. Sims has been a resident of Birmingham for many years. His
father before him invested in Birmingham real estate. Mr. Sims in
herited Birmingham property. He has handled it and knows it. Mr.
i Sims observed new year by purchasing the old Jefferson County bank j
! building for $140,000 cash. Mr. Sims would not have made such an in- i
j vestment had he not seen increased values ahead.
The Realty Mortgage company, which deals in mortgages on Birming-1
ham residence property, has found that worth while; so ir.ugh so that it
has increased its capital by authorizing issue of $500,000 of 7 per cent
preferred stock. «This is the same as saying that there is no better in
vestment than Birmingham real estate and mortgages on its residence
J. R. McWane, whose building up of the American Cast Iron Pipe com
pany is one of the outstanding industrial achievements of the Birming
ham district, gave to Birmingham as a new year gift a cast iron pipe
works making specialties in the iron pipe line. Mr. McWane’s new enter
prise is based on remarkable success of a going concern in the same
The new unit ab lock 12 came in January 1. This adds 20,000 horse
power of electric current to the Coosa plant. It was built because the
Alabama Power company has an eye to the future; because it sees in
the Alabama of the future a bigger and better one. This new unit would
not have been built had not Alabama and the Birmingham district been
progressing steadily and shown that its progress is habitual and con
L.v. ... »'
The Warrior river commercial freight service between Birmingham
and other ports of the river on the one hand and Mobile and New Or
leans on the other becomes a twice-a-week affair both ways effective
January 19. It is a mighty big thing to have 2,000-ton freighters go and
come twice a week to serve the merchant interests of Birmingham.
Pretty fair start for 1922 by home folks. The outsider will grasp ;
i the meaning. We are working from the inside and on the inside. That j
| is the best kind of effort.
I Yours for upbuilding,
By th. Noted Author *
IDAH M’GLONE GIBSON
< The Thrilling Experience of Virginia Fairfax in the MoVes |
Virginia Fairfax, daughter of the
i first families of V irginia, rebels
! against the purltannlcal rnle of her
grandfather and, lured by Filmland,
runs away to become a motion picture
aetress. Arriving in Loi Angeles, she
! meets Gloria Summers, who Is in the
I movies. They become warm friends.
I They meet Herbert Richardson, a
I wealthy young man who has been In
i terested in Gloria. Gloria accepts,
: for herself and Virginia. Herb Rich
ardson^ Invitation to a party. Vir
! ginla tries dancing and likes it. Herb
Richardson proposed that the party
! go to the Turkish Village for coffee.
Herb Richardson urges the party to
"lay lute at the Turkish Village bul
Rla and Virginia plead that they
inuMt leave. Herb Im exasperated a<
their departure. Dllly Johnson escorts
Gloria and Virginia home from the
party. On the way the conversation
takes a serious turn and the girls
learn Billy Johnson is a college man
with a serious purpose In life. Gloria
and Virginia hiyry to “the lot'* for
Virginia's first Job In the movies. The
nn«|»sing scenes grip Virginia's atten
tion but Gloria leads her to the dress
ing room to don their grease-paint
for work. Someone calls Gloria.
OX THE LOT
"That was the assistant director,"
said Ria when she came back to
where I was sitting helplessly wait
ing her return. "That looks better."
she praised, scrutinizing my face with
its covering of pale, yellow grease
paint. "Now' pat your face gently so
your make-up will stay on."
Evidently this suited her. While
Instructing me she herself had been
busy with her own make-up and I
could not suppress an exclamation
when I found that she had been put
ting a bluish-green tint over her eye
"Here. Fix yours just like mine,"
| she ordered and she handed me the
1 greenish-tinted stick.
"Do you leave your cheeks like
New Low Prices on
Most Satisfactory and Economical
Corona Fancy d*C A
Lump . tpO.UU
Simpson Coal &
915 N. 21»t St.
3d At*, and 21*t St.
South Again Fighting For
Return of $200,000,000
Illegal Taxes Collected
U. S. Owes Millions to Citizens
of Southern States Illegally'!
Collected as Cotton Taxes
Immediately After the Civil
By HUGH IV. ROBERTS
Washington Bureau, The Age-Herald.
500 Davidson Building. |
Washington. January 12.—(Special.) j
Again the south makes a fight for a j
return by the United States of ap
proximately $200,000,000 illegally col
lected from cotton producers and
other citizens* immediately after the
Civil war, in violation of the consti
tution of the Uhited States.
For taxes collected on raw cotton
the United States owes money to citi
zens in the following states in the
sums set out: Georgia, $11,897,004.08:
Alabama. $10,388,072.10; Louisiana,
$10,098. 501: Mississippi $8,742,995.93;
Tennessee, $7,873,460.71 ; Texas, $5,
502,401.24; South Carolina, $4,172,
420.16; Arkansas. $2,555,638.43; North
Carolina, $1,959,704.87; Florida, $918.
944.98; Virginia. $657.588.5.8; New
York. $867,942.68; Missouri. $592,098.36;
Kentucky, $553,327.45; Ohio. $447.
127.13; Illinois, $379,144.42; Vermont,
$16,268.29; Indiana. $92,727.32; Penn
sylvania, $78,535.06; Massachusetts,
$66,679.31; Maryland, $51,349.52; New
Jersey, $3,656.42, and Rhode Island.
The present fight is ba^sed on the
fact that some of these days the
United States government will make
restitution to the people illegally be
reft, in a period of sectional passion.
Representative Scott of Tennessee, re
publican, hag Introduced a joint reso
lution which would authorize the su
preme court to reopen the old case
initiated in Memphis In 1 867 by Wil
liam M. Farrington against Rolfe
Saunders, at that time a. collector of
internal revenue. By a district judge
the case was decided against the
plaintiff. He took it to the supreme
court and the verdict was against
Farrington, the decision having di- «
vided the court equally, four and four.
Chief Justice Chase was absent on
account of illness.
The joint resolution of Scott sets
ou the fact that the taxes were illegal
and void “because laid and collected
in violation of the constitution of the
United States in that they were direct
taxes on the ownership of personal j
property without be#g apportioned
among all states of the union on a
basis of population.“
Many Former Fights
The present fight is the successor
of many that have preceded. All prior
legislation has been lost not on ac
this?*' I asked. “I always thought
you used rouge."
"No, my dear, red takes black in
pictures and if you use rou«ge on your
cheeks it world mak,e them look hol
low and old. Don’t scimp with this.
Make your face look as though you
have dipped it in the flour barrel."
I powdered myself plentifully with !
brunette pow’der. Ria was busy
brushing her face with a tiny camel’s
hair brush like the one I had seen on*
of my married friends at home use
to brush her baby's downy head.
Picking up the brush I swept It
over my face. Then she handed me a i
tiny black brush, saying: "Take the
powder out of your eyebrows ant’
eyelashes and then take this brush
with this brown mascara and darken
Having watched Ria., I was able to j
4g this without smearing it.
Ria did not trust me to make uj j
my mouth but dipping her little fin
ger into the lip rouge she carefully
put H on upper and lower lip until J j
had a perfect cupid’s bow*.
“There you are all ready. Snatch
off that towel from about your neck
and get into your evening dress
T did as she commanded. Changed
my shoes and stockings and slipped
into the first decolette gown that J
had ever worn in my life.
If I blushed as I looked into the
• 'lass I could not see it for the grease
paint. but I was much Interested In
the girl who peered out at me for,
like the little old woman in Mother
Goose tales. I could not help wonder
ing: “If I be I.”
Giving me no time to meditate
Gloria dragged me out.
I was glad of my thick covering ol
paint and powder as I met the num
erous people on the set. Everyone or
them seemed to me to be looking ai
my low-necked gown. It was prac
tically backless but in a few minutes
I became more at ease for nearly ev
ery other girl I s^w was wearing a
frock even more decolette than mine.
"Hpre, Gloria. Haven’t you kept
us waiting long enough?” said a man
who, from his voice. I recognized a**
the assistant director.
As she hurried away I heard on«
of a »group of actors near say:
‘That was some w'ild party that Hers
Richardson pulled off last night.”
“Gloria does not look it this morn
ing,” defended another.
"Hush, there is the new girl who
was with them.”
My face grew hot as the entire
group focused their eyes upon me.
"Oh. you are Gloria Bummers*
friend?" asked a very pretty girl com
ing toward me from the group. "I
am Mary Milton. I didn’t get your
"I wonder If Gloria knowa that Kit
ty and Dorothy have been taken to
the hospital Ihla morning very ill.
There must have been some wood
alcohol passed around at your party
last night.” She said this last In a
“There was no alcohol of any kind
passed around at the party which Ria
and I attended last night."
"Why, weren't you at thq Cocoanut
Grove with Herb Richardson's party.
I thought I saw you."
"Yes, Miss Summers and I were there
at dinner, but Mr. Johnson. Mr. Mel
ville, -Miss Summers and I left di.
rertly after dinner.”
"Well, Ria will come In for some
of the dirt for everyone saw you
with the party at the beginning of
the evening, r heard this morning
that Herb Richardson was trying to
hush the matter up as he has been in
the papers so often that he does not
care for any more notoriety "
••Virginia,'' called Ria at this mo
ment and I hastened to her, glad to
get away from the spiteful tongues
"I want to Introduce you to Tommy
Warner. Mr. Warner, this is my
friend, Virgin'-. Winston."
"Ria, you are the exception. I hav«
never known a pretty girl before who
had a prettier girl for her friend '
"I'll get even with you for that
Tom Warner. Of course, I know that
Vlrgle is a better-looking g|r) than 1
am, but you needn't have rubbed it
“Oh, go Iong, Gloria, you don’t have
!? Wk°T[' v. Sa,y- hav* >'ou heard about
Herb Richardson? The studios are
agog with It this morning. That boy
will get himself In Jail some day It
you’d ask me.”
"What do you mean, Tommy?" R|»
quickly put in.
I pulled Ria to one side arid whi,
pered: "That was what I wanted to
(Copyright, National Newspaper
'ount of any demerit it might have
contained because it is generally
recognized that if the supremo court,
in this day when sectional passion is
lead, would necessarily decide in
favor of the owners of cotton that
was taxed. The payment of the enor
mous sum involved, with interest for
r>0 years and more, would constitute
a staggering blow to the government.
The new movement resulted from
an investigation made by H. K. White,
a lawyer of Birmingham, who acted
on suggestion of Alfred Hampdon, as
sistant commissioner general of im
migration, the only surviving son of
General Wade Hampdon of Fouth
Carolina. As result of the White In
vestigation. Representative Scott was
moved to introduced his Joint resolu
tion* Mr. White has had the legal ad
vice of Charles A. Douglas of South
Carolina. William J. Bryan, William
L*. Chambers* formerly of Alabama,
0'\pnl Heads Association
An organization has been formed
with membership throughout the
south called "The Cotton Tag Recov
ery Association.” Former Governor
Emmet O’Neal of Alabama is presi
dent. Mr. Bryan is chairman of the
advisory committee, and other mem
bers are the governors of southern
states. Others having official posi
tion in the association are Alfred
Hampdon, HoVvard Boyd of George
town university; Charles M. Gallo
way, former commissioner of the civil
service; William I*. Chambers, Charles
A. Douglas, Frank Hampdon of Co
lumbia. s. C-, nephew of General
DIVIDE* IS nK.n.AKKI)
Ashville. January 12.—(Special.) —
The annual meeting: of the stockhold
ers of the Ashvllle Savings bank was
held Wednesday In the hank building
and a in per cent dividend declared
the balance being put to surplus an l
undivided profit account. This bank
was organised in 1906. this being the
sixteenth dividend paid. James L.
Herring was re-elected president and
J. C. DuBois cashier, the same di
lectors and vice presidents serving a:
before. The statement as reviewed by
the, stockholders showed deposits of
$138,987.10 and total resources of
more than $176,000. The charter mem
bers of this institution have been paid
back their stock together with a good
profit, which is now worth a good
deal over par. *
UGHTMNO STRIKES HOI SE
Fort Deposit, January 12.— (Spe
cial.)—During a thunder storm here
last night lightning struck the chim
ney of a two-room tenant house on
Mrs. W. X. Clements’ place here tear
ing the chimney to the ground and
demolishing the house to such an ex
tent that the lumber was scattered
in all directions, which afterward,
caught fire. A negro woman named
Liza Vaughn was the only occupant
of the house. She was removed from
under the debris with her face and
head frightfully mangled and her en
tire body badly burned. However
she was still living at an early hour
Ill TC HERN llli. PORKERS
Fort Deposit, January 12. (Spe
cial.)—-W. B. Culbreth, an enterpris
ing citizen of Fort Deposit, butcherecJ
at his home here today 13 hogs with
an aggregate weight of 5.500 pounds
Seven of these hogs weighed over 60(
pounds each. Mr. Culbreth stated thai
he would convert most of this meal
Into lard for the market, and keep
only the hams for his private use
Mr. Culbreth stated that these finr
hogs were raised and fattened at ft
sma.l cost. This proves that the peo
pie here can remove their smoke
houses from Kansas City to thcli
homes here if they so desire.
COUNTRY CLUB READY j
Tuscaloosa Club Will Be Opened at I
an Early Pate
Tuscaloosa, January 12.—(Special.) |
| The Tuscaloosa Country club has been
I completed and will be opened at an
j early date.
The membership is at present limit
ed to 150 but if it be found possible
to accommodate additional members
they will be admitted. This will do- j
pend to a great extent upon the en
largement of the club house, as other :
units are to be added from time to
At present a golf course has been
completed anil an instructor engaged,
the lake affords otic of the best
swimming pools in the state and fish
ing and boating will be of the best;
[also the driveway, tennis courts and
scenery add much to the appearance
of the club.
The following officers and direc
tors were elected at a recent meet
ing: F. O. Blair, president; vice pres
ident, R. 1* Dunham; treasurer, F.
M. Moody. Directors. A. <Cade, S.
C. Hauser, J. D. McQueen and F. J.
BANK OFFICIALS NAMED
Frank Moody President of Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa., January 12.—(Special.)
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of the First National bank in
this city, the following directors
were elected for 1/922: A. C. Cade,
Deo Massa. Fred Maxwell, C. N. Max
well. Sr., J. L. Brlerton, Washington
Moody, John D. McQueen and Frank
M. Moody. The board of directors
subsequently met and elected the f<#
lowing officers: Frank M. Moody,
president; A. O. Cade, vice president:
<\ N. Maxwell. Jr., cashier; C. Otis
Hayslette, assistant cashier; Edgar
H Phifer, assistant cashier.
The resignation of J. D. McQueen
as active vice president of the bank
was accepted with regrets.
A tone of optimism prevailed
throughout the president's report
^ (}nf Wis
Acts On The Spot
LI ILL’S C. B. Q. Tablets are be«t by te*L
* * Try thia simple experiment:
1. Drop a C. B. Q. Tablet in a glass of door
2. Instantly tba tablet begin* dbintogratinf
or breaking op."
3. In Id seconds tbe medical properties am
thoroughly mixed with water.
Tboi, Hill's C. B. Q. Tablet* ad immedi
ately. give relief withont delay and begin
checking Cold* and La Grippe long before
ordinary tablet*, by actual test, are ah*
•orbed by the stomach juices. To prove
thii, (object «.ther than C. B. Q. Tablet* to
tbe taet, and observe that in most instances
wn boor or more is required for complete
Demand C. B. Q. Tablets in red boa
bearing Ah-. Hill's portrait and signature.
At AU Druggists—30 Cents
w. h. kill conranr. bmtotr
wmen snowea mat nusmess nau oeen
entirely satisfactory throughout the
SHIP CAPTAIN 81'ICIDBS
Mobile, January 12.—Attired only
in his underclothing and -walking out
on the gangway loading up to his
ship at 8 o’clock this morning, Cap
tain R. J. Weldon, master of 1 h
British barkentine Whitson, shot and
killed himself, his body toppling Intc
. ine river, according to a report niei
] at police headquarters. No motive
; for the act is known in shipping cir
cles among friends of Captain W#l
CASTO R I A
New Orleans, La.
A good warm Coat—
at a good big Saving!
$25 Overcoats Reduced to $16.50
$30 Overcoats Reduced to $19.50
$35 Overcoats Reduced to $23.50
$40 Overcoats Reduced to $26.50
$45 Overcoats Reduced to $29.50
$50 Overcoats Reduced to $33.50
$60 Overcoats Reduced to $39.50
$65 Overcoats Reduced to $43.50
Handsome wool fabrics modeled into
styles approved of by men who depend
upon elegance rather than flaps and
frills. At the reductions these are the
cheapest coats in town—quality consid
Everything Men and Boys We:, r
Corner Church and
1922-24 First Avc.
P or r
Mere claims about this, that or the other mo
tor fuel, “mixture”, “blend” or whatnot, won’t
insure you against unnecessary motor trouble,
“gum*ups”, excessive carbon or possible mo
tor ruin. Nor will it insure you that maximum
purity, pep and power you are entitled to out of
every drop of gasoline that goes into your tank.
It is best always to stick to a universally recog
nized standard brand.
The Perfect Motor Fuel
Is a universally recognized standard brand of a universally
recognized standard quality, uniformity and dependability—
pure, “peppy”, powerful, and with the highest mileage, and
the least carbon to the gallon. At Standard Service Stations
and Standard Oil dealers.
Let the “Crown" sign guide you to good gasoline.
At the Following Standard Oil
1st Ave. and 23rd St. North 2nd Ave. and 21st St. South
3rd Ave. and 16th St. North 8th Ave. and 26th St. North
6th Ave. and 20th St. North 6th Ave. and 8th St. South
BESSEMER, ALA. ENSLEY, ALA.
1st Ave. and 19th St. Ave. E and 22nd St.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Incorporated in Kentucky
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