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BARBER & ROSS. BUY A . QUALITY Refrigerator. ?The Bohn Syphon Refrigerators are best. OOK into the merits of the various Re frigerators before making a selection, court your inspection of Bohn Syphon Refrigera tors because we know they will measure up to your every demand. They are the coldest refrigerators on the market, registering a uniform temperature of "6" degrees above freezing. aptri"d $30 up. W White Mountain Refrigerators. They are clean. dainty, sanltaiy and of excellent construction: galrjalitd $9 : lining. Prlccd up from. White Mountain Ice Chests At* thoroughly worthy and muc'j CC tn use. Priced up from Stone White Refrigerators. Thev bare stone white llnlng-the cleato e?t. prettiest and roost sanitary lining rrrr devts?'d for a refrigerator. C^Q Priced up from Nursery Refrigerators. $2.50 and 93.50. BARBER & ROSS, nth and G Sts. Hmiinmmmiiininnrimmnminm WASHINGTON PEOPLE Are Waking Up to the Fact That the Arnold Massage Vibrator Will Do All We Claim tor It. READ WHAT SOME OF YOUR PEOPLE SAY ARNOLD VIBRATOR CO.: Dear Sirs: I have born for years a great suf ferer from acute Indigestion. Have tried almost everything for It without any relief. Mr. Hall, who ha* used one of your vibrators over ?H year, kindly loaned It to me. and after using ft two days Wit* nrh good results I decided to buy one. I have bad it now only elfb^ day#, and I ran truly say the results have been, more than satisfactory. I use it every mornjng and sight. Yours very truly. WM. T M ENTRY. Washington. April 7. 1900. i 1 ? f ? -) Here it another: WASHINGTON. April ?, 1009. ARNOLD VIBRATOR CO.. Dear Sirs: I take great pleasure in saying what yotjr vibrator has done for me. I have for a long time suffered from rheumatism in my leg. It gave me such pain In walking that I bad to have rubber soles and heels put -on my shoe to relieve me of the Jar in walking. I used your vibrator for a abort time, and now am free to say the leg is apparently as grod as ever. I also have taken the rubbers off my aboe. Yours with kindest wiabeu, GEO." HAMILTON. St. James Hotel. Now let us say to you who are suffering from Rheumatism. Headache. Head Noises or Deaf aesa caused by Catarrh, indigestion. Constipa tion. or snytblng which comes from a congested disorder, come at once and get a free treatment with the Arnold Massage Vibrator. You will say with the rest that it is truly wonderful. There Is nothing in the world which will pro mote sod insure better circulation. Now on sale snd being demonstrated at Ogram's Drug Store, Cor. Peim. Ave. and 13th St spl2-2t L Low One Way Rates DAILY TO APRIL 30TH. $33*00 from Chicago $30*5? from St. Louis VIA B Tourist Sleeping Cara a Specialty. ELECTRIC BLOCK SIGNALS ALL THE WAY THE SAKE ROAD TO TRAVEL California Raisin Day. April 3t>. Fresno, Cal. Eat California Raisins. Inquire of 8. C. MILBOLRNE, G. A.. $30 Chestnut St.. Philadelphia, Pa. J. B. DeFRIEST. G. E. A.. 2M Broadway. New York. N. Y. Whatever the Cause is the cure for all head aches. Nothing injuri ous In this sovereiga remedy. ALL ean use Kef. In three IOC, 25c A30c HENRY EVANS, 922-24 F St. WHOLK8ALB AND NET AIL DRUOUIST. MU-d.ate.14 W WILL SPEND MILLIONS Northern Capitalists to Build Lines From Birmingham. CHEAPER ROUTE TO MOBILE Proposed to Utilised the Waterways of the State. MINERAL WEALTH OF ALABAMA Neglect to Develop the Vast Be sources of the Richest Dis trict on the Globe. BY WILLIAM E. CURTIS. Special Correspondence .of The Star and the Chicago Record-Hera Id. BIRMINGHAM, Ala.. April 10, 1909. The Birmingham and Gv^lf Railway and Navigation Company, with a capital of $20,000,000, has been organized by James H. Morris of Morris Btfos., Philadelphia, to build an electric railway, from Bir mingham to thej various large towns in the vicinity. Morris Bros, own the city railway systems and electric power plants at Portland, Ore., and other cities,- and have associated with them a group of in fluential capitalists of Philadelphia and Baltimore. They propose to create an interurban system of electric railways similar to those in the northern States, covering the Birmingham .district, and inr eluding Bessemer, Ensley and other thriv ing towns In the neighborhood, but the particular object of the enterprise is to furnish another transportation line to con nect the coal and iron mines and the man ufacturing establishments of the Birming ham district with water navigation at Tuscaloosa, which is sixty miles south west of Birmingham upon the Warrior river. Tuscaloosa is at present at the head of river navigation, and the construction of seven more locks in the Black Warrior river will push back the head of naviga tion on that stream to a point directly west from Birmingham and Ensley, and a little northwest of Bessemer. The dis tance from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa Is sixty miles by ra'l. The distance to the proposed head of navigation is twenty two miles, and by following what is known as Valley creek a canal, could be constructed between the two places, tak ing Ensley and Bessemer on the way, at a cost of $5.000,0l>0 or $6,000,000. It Is not necessary tp say that both Ensley and Bessemer are very Important towns, the most important manufacturing centers in the state of Alabama, except Birmingham and Anniston. Water navi gation to the sea would be to the advan tage of the business interests of all those places if anybody would utilize it. Believes the People Will Wake Up. You remember the old lady who said that religion was a good thing if it was lived up to. and my friend Maj., Craig head of the Mobile Register. than whom there Is no better, either editor or man, takes an optimistic view of the future. He believes that his fellow citi zens will sooner or later wake up to the advantages that belong to them, and util ize the splendid resources that lie un der their feet and the natural water ways. upon which the government has expended millions of dollars, in order that the people of Alabama may bring those resources where they can be turned into money. "It is possible," said Col. Craighead, discussing this question the other day, "that the whole affair may be visionary, but it is too soon to say that the money is wasted that has been expended by th? federal government upon the im provements of the rivers of Alabama. Least year's traffic, which was quoted In your letter the other day. should not be taken as showing the value of the im provement*. 'A profitable traffic may take some years to create. What you have said about the stagnation In the lower Mississippi traffic is generally conceded as trtie. and. Is confirmed by statements made; at a meeting of the New Orleans Board..of Trade held on Wednesday last The Alabama and Tombigbee river traffic has held up much better, however, and Is good during the season when there Is water enough for the boats to run. The river is utilized to. great value by our merchants. As to the prospects from the up-river Improvements, we think they are better than you describe. At any rate, the matter should not be yet passed upon definitely for the reason that only this season have the improvements reached the point permitting through traffic between the mines and tidewater Cor a portion of the year. A company is In operation to use this new route: and another company is forming for the same purpose, and to carry coal by barges to New Orleans via Mobile." AH that Maj. Craighead said is true, and no one should object to the improve ments of the rivers of Alabama, provided they are needed for transportation pur poses. But at present the value of the traffic upon them Is usually less than the cost of the Improvements, and the people of Alabama do not 6how any enterprise In taking advantage of the navigation routes that the federal government has provided for them at an enormous ex pense. It remains for a northern com pany. a group of Philadelphia capitalists, to come in and make a survey, and buy a right of way and prepare for the invest ment of twenty millions of dollars, to de velop the resources of Alabama, while millions of money is lying idle in the Alabama banks. At Mobile the other day people boasted of the wealth of their city, but they do not invest that wealth in public improvements. Flan of the Morris Brothers. Mlrros Brothers have secured a right of way from the beautiful new Union rail way station in Birmingham to a point be low the locks on the Warrior river, at Tuscaloosa, and have purchased twenty acres of land on the banks of that river for docks, warehouses and terminal fa cilities. They purpose to bring cargoes of merchandise from Mobile to Tuscaloosa and transfer them from barges to elec tric cars for Birmingham. Bessemer, Ens ley and other towns. They propose to bring down coal, railway and construction steel, boiler plate, wire and all other kinds of steel and Iron from the furnaces and mills in the Birmingham district upon electric -cars and transfer these cargoes at Tuscaloosa to barges which are to be floated down to Mobile and there shipped to New York and Europe and to Central and South American ports; and when the Panama canal is built they propose to take advantage of the opportunities that will offer. By this system, the promoters claim, they can cut under the lowest rates that the steam railway can afford to make for the traffic, and can deliver Alabama coal at New Orleans much cheaper than Pittsburg coal can be floated down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. The construc tion of this electric system is much more economical than the proposed canal be tween the future head of navigation on the Warrior river and the city of Birm ingham. Tuscaloosa is the highest rolnt now reached by boats, and the channel be tween that city and Mobile Is of no value except for about half the year, because the river becomes so shallow during the dry months of the summer. In the spring of the year It is a destructive flood. Three or four months later the bed of the river Is almost dry. There are only two or three small stem wheelers on the river which carry cotton to Mobile during high water and bring back merchandise. There is also a little towboat which hauls coal barges from the mines above the city of Tuscaloosa, but these insignificant boats have little value either as a check upon the railroads or as transportation facili ties; and the people do not seem to have enterprise enough to provide any better ones?and boats do not cost much either. Wealth of the Tuskaloosa Region. Tuscaloosa has the peculiar advantage of lying Just where the coal. Iron and lime stone formations reach the rich agricul tural lands of Alabama. North and east of the city are unlimited coal and mineral deposits, while south and west the brotul alluvial bottoms along the streams, and the red clay soil along the ridges that * Join the K. C. L. now?Kami's Circulating Library?Best books at 1c a day 1 * K. C. L. each 90 by 90 in. BLEACHED SHEETS, of Anchor brand cotton 85c is the regular price of these sheets. Tomorrow, special, while a limited lot lasts. at the very attrac tive figure?68c each. 8th St. & Pa. Ave. "THE BUSY CORNER. 36-inch BLEACHED COTTON, soft finish This cotton is the regular 9c qual ity, and has what womeh know as the "underwear finish." K. C. L. 02? yard ?? K?>< 36-inch white CANNON CLOTH, fully steam shrunk, 8%c yd. Just two cases, and If it doesn't all sell out before noon tomorrow we miss our guess. Bargain Tables. 59c striped mohairs, 39c yd. for 38 inches wide. Isn't that an item that will prove very interesting to you tomorrow? These mohairs are splendid for suits steady wear, and in the following colors: Brown, green, navy, allce blue, gray, myrtle, smoke, black; high luster goo s, ne, c s 60c CREAM MOHAIR8. These are very much in demand; ~ ^ a good-wearing fabric, and cream dresses and suits are won** ?jL|VU /p derfully effective when made of this material. Our price, a yard, tomorrow * CHECK AND PLAID SUITINQS. Lupin's famous make: 44 $1.25 FRENCH VOILES; all black; fine qual ity; 44 inches wide. Tomor row. special a yard. $1.00 Inches' wtdeVstrlctly w?o1: a ^"^hwSnin^lth ^hlt? Kv(Qrf3> Si 00 quality. In green, tan. blue. In combination with white, these are just the right weight for children's coats, separate skirts. Tomorrow, a yard $1.25 MOHAIR CRISPINS, a splendid black and a good wearing fabric. A yard tomor row. $1.00 Cut-corner fringed bed SPREADS, 98c We sell them right along at $1 Pretty marsellles patterns. The sale at this special price limited to Just 100 spreads.? First Floor?Bed wear Section. <?> II Ge for Notion: worth 15c, 19c <& 25c 100 yards Spool Silk; white and colors. Three spools for Four 5c spools 500-yard Basting Cctton for Six 200-yard spools Black or White Cotton Three dozen Black or White Clinton Safety Pins... Three papers Gem Needle point Pins for 25c Fancy Hat Pins; as sorted st les. 25c 4-strap Pad Hose Sup porters; all colors All sizes 25c dozen Extra Heavy Tubular Shoe Laces.. Three cards of Columbia Hooks and Eyes for Three papers of Crowley Gold-eye Needles for black, 10c 10c 10c 10c 10c 10c 10c 10c 10c 10c Warren's Silk Chicago Bone; black or white; yard Three sets of 5c Celluloid Collar Supporters for Three 5c Sanitary Wash Cloths for.................... Three 5c Asbestos Iron Holders for 25c box (I dozen) Hair Pins; first quality 10c Shell or Amber Hair Barrettes 25c Plain Back Combs; shell 25c Carved Ball-top Hair Pins for 15c Large-size Silk Hair Nets Three pieces Feather stitch Braid; 6-yard pieces 10c 10c 10c 10c 10c 10c 10c 10c 10c 10c Good News-=Again a complete line off shades in Irish It s the fabric of the season?never sold so much of one weave In the store's history. The quality is there. The appearance is there. The du rability is there. And so is the economy. Doubtful if you can ever really WEAR a suit out completely. You'll become tired of the garments long be fore they're useless from wear. Not only is the fabric yarn dyed, but It has a mercerized silk finish that is permanent?it remains after laundering At 25c a yard this Irish Poplin is a grand value. With such durability* com bined with such desirable appearance, it is one of the most economical'mate rials possible to buy. The line of shades includes the much-wanted and verv scarce * Lavender Old Rose Wistaria Mulberry Leaf Green Besides the odd shades of blue, tans, browns, etc. ?: Io50 to bandings, at, a yd, 9?<s HERE'S YOUR CHANCE The collection is greatly varied, consisting of ends of bolts; is in reality an assortment col lected from several broken lots; all the late spring styles, but trimmings of which we have not full pieces. They are really grand values at the special price, and our customers have been very enthusiastic over them at the regular sale prices. Nearly all are banding effects; a few In the deep pointed effects; heavy embroidery on fine and heavy net foundations, In beautiful combinations of colors, and nearly all with a touch of gold. First Floor Trimmings. Some pink and green floral designs, conventional de signs. Persian effects; some canard effects; some gray, champagne, reseda, brown and many others. This Is an opportunity you will not want to overlook. Amikle=strap piumps The leading shape in low shoes $3.50 It Is not much wonder that women are going wild " over this particular style of shoe, because anything neater or more trig and trim has not been Invented for summer footwear. We have these In all the newest lasts and all leathers, as follows, at, a pair SHINY LEATHERS, SUEDE LEATHERS, DULL LEATHERS, TAN LEATHERS. With ornamentations of either little crushed ribbon bows, stitched bows or leather bows. oOo The latest ffad==Bronze calfskin shoes, $4 There is a rage also for these Bronze Low Shoes, and we have them in both the ankle strap pumps and the two eyelet ties, in all widths and all sizes. Other stores ask $5.00 and $6.00 for shoes of a similar style and grade. Our price is but $4.00 a pair. The "Evepy-slzo" skiFt PATENTED SA3L2I# MDCCCCVf U The most practical ma ternity skirt ever on the market This skirt Is adjustable to every size required without affecting the perfect fit and draping of the skirt?something impossible with any other skirt. An examination of this skirt will reveal the merits of the patented feature by which adjustments are made and the pleasing effect secured. Skirts are made of excellent fabrics. Priced ac cording to material and quality? $5.98, $7.98, $9.75, $ J 2.75 These skirts also possess features which make them especially desirable for women of naturally stout figure. Second Floor?Suit and Skirt Section. FURNITURE SLIP COVERINGS | We Will make any ordinary 5-piece suite of slip covering to order at th? following prices: Cotton Damask $7.49 Belgian Linen $0.98 The patterns of these are either striped or plain. Covers can be made either bound with braid or French felled seams. We guarantee all our cov ers to hav? deep full skirts. Phone us or send postal card, and we will send our contract man to call on you with samples. < ' 4 > A special purchase ALL=SILK PONGEES A yd, 48c These are Semi-rough Pongees, 24 inches wide, and ex actly what women have been wanting for spring wear. Very beautiful'.and effective when made up, and also very service able. We have these in the following colors: Old Rose....Natural....Light Blue....Lavender.... White....Mulberry....Reseda...and Brown. Tomorrow on First Floor Bargain Tables at this special price of 48c a yard. Two iindopppic? linings When you are buying dress goods for the new suits and dresses, of course you will want to think about linings. These will appeal to you. They are at special prices for tomorrow. 10 PIECE8 OF NUBIAN PERCALINE; guaranteed fast black, moire finished and a yard wide. A regular 15c quality. Special, a yard, tomorrow 0O0 12%c SHADOW SILK, in all colors and fast black. A +v ^> / yard wide, and specially reduced for tomorrow's selling to, a j- ^ ? First Floor?Linings. Interest unabated in our receiver's sale of .children's automobile From the factory of Mason & Parker, Winchendon, Mass. This Is a chance that seldom occurs, at Jeast where such an assortment and such a quantity is offered at such greatly reduced prices. Children will not want their parents to overlook such an occasion; neither will the parents desire to do so when they consider the fun and the healthful exercise an auto would provide for the boy or girL Here are two of the especially good numbers: This $10 automobile, $4.75 As shown; strongly constructed; all steel gearing; easily manipu lated steering rod; equipped with artillery wooden wheels. 14 and 16 Inches In diameter; rubber tires and nickel-plated caps. Extra long cranks; adjustable pedals and knuckle joints; has receptacle for luggage. Body painted olive green; yellow wheels; equipped with lamp brackets, but not lamps. Worth $10. While they last at $4.75 $7.50 auto, $3.49 ' This machine Is large and roomy and strongly made. Has shaved spoke wheels, 14 and 16 In. diam eter; heavy Iron tires; has ad justable pedals; extra long cranks; steel hood and wooden seat; also receptacle for packages. Each machine Is fitted with a strong steering wheel, and is made for rough use. All are painted In bright colors, and the ^ A ^ regular price Is $7.50. ALO In this sale, each .... * Canvas-weave madras, yard LJght blue, Copenhagen, navy, pink, lavender, tan, black. This madras ^ a plain weave In ramie effect. Ramie weaves are very popular this spring, and this is an out of-the-ordinary offering. Do you want something durable, washable and good looking for a coat suit, a separate wash skirt or for children's wear? Surely the price Is right. % X 50c satin "lumino" 6-in. ribbon, a yd., ,39c This Is a snap, especially for those who aj-e looking for a pretty wide soft silk ribbon for their new spring hats. We have it in practically all the wanted colors X for Millinery Trimmings. The ribbon has an extra high luster, and our price is but 39c a yard. Ribbon Dept.c?First Floor. separate them, Droduee great crops of cotton, corn or whatever else the planters may care to raise; but there Is nothing doing. The inhabitants are asleep. When they are awake they do a great deal of bragging about the wealth of their neigh borhood, the deposits in their banks and the splendid opportunities that are offered here, but nothing happens. Instead of or ganizing companies of their own to utllixo the resources they brag about, they make eloquent speeches, write memorials and pass resolutions and send delegations to conventions of business men and commit tees of Congress to secure additional ap propriations and to persuade northern capitalists to do what they should do themselves. Three or four years ago in an address to the students of the Uni versity of Tuscaloosa the late Senator Morgan said: "Young gentlemen of the university, you are standing on a spot more favored by nature than any place upon the face* of the globe." and It Is evident that they will continue to stand there indefinitely. More than one-half the population of Alabama live along the banks of the rivers they never use and spend a great deal of their time abusing the railroads and complaining about rates. I have before me a memorial recently prepared by the Board of Trade of Mobile, in which it Is asserted that "Alabama is richer in minerals, in variety, quantity and quality, than any other equal area In the world, the development of which depends largely upon making the rivers that drain this area navigable. We can venture the statement that there is no section In the world so rich in minerals and other eco nomic resources as that included in what is generally known as the Mobile basin, but more particularly in that district drained by the Mobile. Alabama. Tomblg bee and Coosa rivers and their tributaries. While the industrial world, at first thought, looks to the iron range* on the great lakes, Mesaba and Vermilion, as being the principal source of supply for raw material for the manufacture of Iron and steel, yet when actual figures as to the tonnage of the supply is con sidered the lake region pales into insig nificance. compared with that of the Mo bile basin." Alabama's Natural Resources. The -United States geological survey is quoted as authority for an estimate of 75, 326.068,000 tons of coal under the soil or Alabama, enough to last 3,813 years at the present rate of mining. The same authority is quoted as estimating the iron ore which lies beside that coal at 1.125, 000,000 tons. The annual production of iron ore in the United States at present is about 52.000,000: the annual production of Alabama Is about 4,000,000 tons. At that rate Alabama could furnish all the iron ore that is needed in this country for twenty-one years, and could supply the present demand of that state for 267 years. Lying beside this coal and iron ore are corresponding deposits of clay, limestone and cement, which, it is claimed, are greater than any other state In the Union can furnish. "The same areas, drained by the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers, are especially rich. In marbles, granite, gneisses of the highest grade, roofing slate, flagstone and sandstone in ex haustless quantities." These are the words of the Mobile Board of Trade, yet I have been unable to learn that any member of that organisation has done anything to take advantage of this great wealth. The cltlsens prefer to brag about it. rath er than utilise it, and yet they seem to understand and have estimated ac curately the value of these resources. Quoting again from a memorial pre pared by a committee of the Mobile Board of Trade: "Then, in addition to this, tlfcse rivers are not only valuable for naviga tion, but many of them, especially the Coosa, are equally valuable for the devel opment of power, which, tf the plans for the Improvement of this river are prop erly designed with due consideration for conserving both of these valuable agen cies of human affairs, in the most minute detail, their joint development and im provement can be most economically ac complished with the promise also of the most economic results from their joint operations. "Alabama Is rightfully termed a river state, for perhaps no state in the Union is blessed with a more thorough and per fect system of -waterways than Alabama, ? ? over the bosom of which the transports bear great stores of commerce and empty them into the lap of Alabama's gulf port, the city of Mobile." Advantages Ignored. Knowing all these things, or believing all these things. It seems very strange that the people of Alabama should be con tent to advertise them to other people without doing something themselves. You never hear the people of the northern states boasting about their resources. There is coal in Illinois and Indiana, quite as much as there is in Alabama. There is plenty of iron ore in Michigan and Minnesota, but the people of those states don't sit around and talk about it and write memorials to Congress and send delegations to conventions to deliver flam boyant Speeches about the wealth that lies under their soil. They don't say any thing about it. They go to work and dig it out and get rich and build up their communities, and that is the reason why there is a greater growth and wider prosperity In the north. There is plenty of money in Mobile, New T Whan Irate and warrlat up tha brain What 1$ H ballda H ap agate ? JOHANN HOFF'S MALT EXTRACT FOR " Mrs. Worth has vied Johaoa HoflTs Malt for year*. Baa tried others said to be 'just as good,1 but nothing1 would tempt her now to use anything but HoiTs." E. P. WORTH, IS Warren Ave., Bobtobt, Mam. SALE BY ALL DRUQOISTO. Orleans and other parts of the south, as you can see by looking at the bank state ments. and all the men who own It lack, Is erterprlse. Instead of getting out and going to work and developing their great resources, they prefer to sit around and brag about them. Pope Unyielding on Separation Law. ROME. April 13?-A semi-official com munication from the Vatican announces that .on the occasion of the beatification of Joan of Arc. this month, the pope will receive the French bishops and hear their reports in the matter of the sepa ration of church and state in France. He has declared again, however, that he can-* not modify his attitude on this question. "The pope has resolved to persevere In status quo." the communication says, "and he will abstain from approving any combination implying the recognition of the separation law."