This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
I wouldn't put the Axis directory into the Tomcat directory; you can keep it wherever you like. Just put the Axis war file into Tomcat's webapps directory. In most cases Tomcat will recognize it, unpack it, and start Axis without any further manual intervention.