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Dollars Buys the Best They are Stamped CONSOLA and Cox Shoe Co. only sell them Twenty/one styles, ANNISTON. Stockholders of New $10,000 Industry Will Establish Spike Mill. Annisto, October 6.—(Special.)—At a meeting today of a majority of the stock holders of the $10,000 new industry tnat is being organized here by the Evening Star it was decided to use the fund in establishing a spike mill and cooperage plant to be run in connection with the Weller Rolling Mill and Forge company. Dr. William H. Oats of Mobile has lo cated here for the practice of medicine. Dr. Oats served twro years as surgeon in the United States army, seeing service both in Cuba and the Philippines. He is also an exlsurgeon of the Broolvlyn City Hospital. The County Commisisoners met this af- ! ternoon at the Court house. The most Important item that came up at this ses sion was the awarding of the contract for keeping the county alms house for the ensuing year. Mr. George W. Kelley and Miss Sarah Rainwater were married at the residence of the bride on West Eleventh street yesterday by Rev. B. W. White. The Hon. Fred L. Blackmon, senator from this county, has returned from Montgomery, where he has been attend ing the sessions of the legislature. Complaints have been made by business men that they fail to get the Atlanta and Birmingham mails that arrive here after 9 o’clock p. m. until next morning at 8 a. m. Postmaster Smith states that he has an inadequate force to allow a night man and has asked the department at Washington for an extra man for this work on several occasions but without success. GETTING THE*LAWS READY. Clerical Force In Secretary of State's Office Hard at Work. Montgomery, October 6.—(Special.)—The clerical force in the office of the Secretary of State Is badly rushed In the work of preparing the laws enacted by the legis lature for the printers. All of the gen eral laws will be sent to the papers hav ing contracts to print same as soon as the governor disposes of the last one. Th0 office of the Binning ham Water Wonts Company is now at No. 2114 First ave. If You See It In Friedman’s Ad j —Iit’s Sol | SELECT YOUR FALL SUJI AT FRIEDMAN'S It is easy and agreeable to make a selection here, because we have everything you may de sire in a suit. If it’s a nobby suit you wish we will show you a selection in fancy cheviots, - tweeds, eassimeres and home \ spuns In all the fashionable col ) ors and styles. We also have a complete line of blacks, clay , worsted, unfinished worsted, thibet, vicuna, granite, etc. Our prices range from $7.50 —to— I j When you have a few leisure I moments, drop i:i. We will glad J ly show you through. ('J.'fFkdman Lrffdr I90S FIRST AVE. PLOW COMPANY IS DOING KN WORK New Waterworks System In stalled at Ensley Plant OTHER NEWS OF INTEREST Ensley Bar Meets Tonight for Purpose of Discussing Bill Recently Passed By Legislature Establish ing Inferior Court. Ensley, October 6.—(Special.)—The new new steel tank, the water works system and the exhaust system that are being in stalled by the Empire Plow company are about completed. The tank is 90 feet high, has a capacity of 25,000 gallons and a pressure of 45 pounds to the sciuare inch. Twelve water plugs have been placed in different portions of the plant and a hose house built, over each of them, that con tains 100 feet of hose. The exhaust sys tem that has been installed in the plant is for the purpose of carrying away shav ing and waste matter. W. J. Gelink, a native of Cleveland. Ohio, is general man ager of the company. Mr. Gelink is a clever business man and personally is very pleasant in address. Pie was once a newspaper man. He is very popular with all of his employes. Since the present company purchased the plant, last Janu ary, they have doubled the capacity and are still making improvements. The en tire plant Is now run by electricity. The Empire Plow company was esiuunaneu in 1840 and has several plants in the United States, throe of these being located in the southern states, but this plant is the lar gest of any of the southern plants. Its capitalisation is $500,000. It covers six and a half acres and gives employment to over two hundred men. The plant man ufactures all kinds of finished products in the way of ploughs that are now being used by the farmers of the south. Of all the plants that are operated by the Em pire company this is perhaps the most accessibly located, owing to its close prox imity to the raw materials that are neces sary in the manufacture of its product. The Ensley bar will meet tomorrow night for the purpose of discussing the bill recently passed by the legislature es tablishing an inferior court in Eusley. it is rumored that there are some knotty problems to solve before the law can go into affect. A. Poss. the clothier, Is removing the gents' clothing department of his stores to the store recently made vacant by the Johnson Hardware company. Mr. Poss will conduct a gents’ furnishing business exclusively at his new stand. Social and Personal. The Jefferson County Christian Endeav or union of the Cumberland Presbyterian church met tonight at the Cumberland Presbyterian church. A large crowd was present, all the Cumberland Presbyterian churches of the district being repre sented. The devotional exercises were led by Miss Magnolia Lee, a delightful pro gramme being rendered by the Ensley quartette, and a voice soto by Miss Louise Moffette. Addresses were deliv ered by the Rev. Dr. I. D. Steele and the Rev. A. R. Moore. Some important busi ness was also transacted, after which the members of the local endeavor entertained the visitors at a social. Miss Minnie Hightower of Gadsden Is visiting Ensley friends. Mr. Clark Johnson, paying teller of the Bank of Ensley, has returned after a two-weeks’ visit to St. Louis. The Rev. J. J. 15. Hall left yesterday for Forkland. where he will conduct a series of services. Invitations are out for the marriage of Miss Annie Elizabeth Barksdale of Montgomery and Mr. Peyton Alfred Eu bank of Ensley, to take place on Tues day, October 20, and 9:30 o'clock p. m.. at the Clayton Street Baptist church, Montgomery. The bride-to-be is a lovely young lady of admirable qualities and has visited Ensley on several occasions at which times she was the recipient of much at tention. The groom-to-be is cashier of the First National Bank of this city and a young man of sterling business qual ities. Both of the contracting parties have a large concourse of friends over the state who are very much Interested in the coming event. SELMA. Old Negro Is Struck By Train and Painfully Injured. Selma, October 6.—(Special.)—Last night the freight train from Myrtlewood, on the L. and N. railroad, struck Jim Pick ens, an old negro, on the trestle across Valley creek, about a mile from Selma, and inflicted injuries which may result fatally to him. The old negro has a pea patch not far from the creek, and was crossing the trestle when he heard the train coming. Knowing that he could not get across In time, he lay down on the cross ties and waited for the snock. It came, the cow catcher striking him In the head and knocking him several feet to the muddy bank below. The train was stopped and the injured man brought to the city and sent to the hospital. Here the railroad’s surgeon found that in fall ing from the trestle he had sustained a compound fracture of the thigh and the bone protruded through the flesh. The wound in the negro's head, while a painful one, is not considered serious, and but for his age he would have no trouble in surviving the accident. This morning when he recovered conscious ness, he asked how his leg was hurt and has no recollection whatever of being struck by the train. Information reached the city today of an accident that befell Mrs. W. \V. Shep pard at her home at Safford. this county. Mrs. Sheppard, who is 67 years of age, started down the hall of her house to get a drink of water. In some manner her foot slipped and she fell heavily to the floor breaking her right hip and thigh. The two fractures are very painful, and at her age makes her recovery exceeding ly doubtful. Mrs. Sheppard is the relict of the late W. W. Sheppard, one of this coun ty’s most prominent citizens, and the ac cident is greatly deplored by her many friends and those of her family. An effort is to be made to have the New York fast mail which reaches Mont gomery at 3 a. m., brought to Selma on the early freight train thereby getting this mail to the merchants by 8 a. m., instead of at noon as at present. MYSTERIOUS INFANTICIDE. Montgomery Police Ha.o Mysterious Case to Vvork on. Montgomery, October 6.—(Special.)—The local police are working on a case of mys terlous infanticide. The dead body of an inrant was found in the possession of dogs on Union street today. The coroner thinks the child had been dead a week. It was impossible to recognize its color and the police are without any clue to work on. CONVICT SYSTEM IS WORKING WELL Experiment by State Has Prov ed Decided Success HEALTH OF THF. MEN GOOD Whenever a Man Is Physically Dis abled He Is Sent to Farm to Re cuperate—Other News of Pratt City. Pratt City, October 6.—(Special.)—The new convict system that has been in vogue at No. 10 mines for the past few months, in which the state works its own convicts, is proving to be a decided suc cess. Five hundred and eleven convicts are being worked and netted the state something over a thousand tons a day. The general health of the convicts is much better than it was under tne lease sys tem. There is hardly a sickly one in the entire number. The explanation of this is that that when the health of one of the convicts breaks down, the state au thorities remove him to the state farm to allow his system to be built up again. When these removals are made a healthy, able-bodied convict from the state farm is put in the place of the one removed. The conduct of the convict body has been very quiet and peaceful since that desperate break made by the gang a few weeks ago. Instead of causing the officers to become lax, it has put them on the alert, for the fear that this is only the lull before the storm. W. L. Rogers, the state inspector, said that the law was entirely satisfactory, and, in fact, the results had been even a surprise to the most ardent advocates of the new sys tem. McNeil Will Be Candidate. The friends of Prof. P. M. McNeil say that he will make his announcement as a candidate for the county superinten dency of education in a few days. They say he has been receiving urgent requests from all parts of the county since it was announced in the Age-Herald a few weeks ago that he would probably he a candidate. Prof. McNeil Is superin tent of public schools In this city and has built one of the finest systems in the state. Under his leadership- the schools have grown until they rank fifth with all the other schools of the state. He Is a practical school man and has been engaged In the profession of teach ing since his graduation from college fif teen years ago. Social and Personal. A. Trehern was painfully Injured yes terday. He was standing on a step lad der doing some painting, when he lost his balance and fell to the floor, painfully injuring his ankle. It will be several days before he will be able to be out again. A party of young people enjoyed a very delightful furnace party tonight. They started from the home of Mrs. Ben Auguiy and on their return were served with de licious refreshments. The Ladies’ Aid Society of the First Baptist church will hold a prayer ser vice tomorrow afternoon at the home of Mrs. Gillam on Fifth avenue. Mr. W. N. McKenzie will leave in a few days for an extended trip through the western states. The Rev. W. W. Wolf and Mr. Job Going left today for Goodwater. where, they will attend the North Alabama Pres bytery now in session at that place. Mrs. J. C. Murray will leave in a short time for Clinton, Mo., where she will spend the winter visiting relatives. JENIFER School Has Been Supplied With New Text Books—Other News. Jenifer, October 6.—(Speclul.)—Tho school here, which numbers about fifty pupils, has been supplied with the new text books adopted by the state. There has been an epidemic of measles at this place, but there has only been one new case reported since Saturday and it is hoped there will be no more, tn all there has been about thirty cases. The Jenifer furnace is running on full time and turning out an average of about 90 tons of pig Iron daily. Or. F. C. Anderson returned today from Nashville, where he has been confined in a hospital with typhoid fever. Mrs. T. A. Heath and children are vis iting relatives at Cedartown, Ga. Attorney B. H. Burr of Talladega was here today on professional business. Marriage at Florence. Florence, October 6.—(Special.)—The wedding of Miss Sallie Austin Brasfield and Lieutenant William Fitzhugh Jones of the United States army took place this evening at 8:30 o'clock, at Trinity Epis copal church. THE FIRST STEP Of the child is an event in the mother’s life. How proud she feel9 when the attempt to walk is begun so early as to evidence childish courage and sturdy strength. Such pride should be enjoyed by every mother. But it often happens tltnt r*Viilrl in timirl. weak, and deficient in ^ vitality, and clings to the mother’s arms ’iith no desire to walk or play. Mothers should learn that to have strong chil dren they must them selves be strong, for the child's strength is the gift of the mother. The use of Dr. Pierce’s Favorite Prescription by expectant mothers gives them health and strength t o give their chil- i dren. It nour lBhea the nerves, strengthens the body and gives great muscular strength ana elasticity, so that the baby’s advent is practically painless. "I hare been using Dr. Pierce’s Pavorite Pre scription. and can say it is inst what you adver tise it to be. and can cheerfully recommend it.” writes Mrs. Victor J. Hadin, of Leonardville, Riley Co.. Kansas. " I began taking it just two months before baby came and was greatly bene fited by its use. The doctor who attended me said I did about ss well as any one he had seen (as I was sick only about three hours), and also that your * Favorite Prescription * was ’ the one patent medicine' which he did have faith in. " We now have a darling baby boy, strong and healthy, who weighed J»tue pounds when born (July J8tb). During this month he has gained three and one-hairpoimds.'' "Favorite Prescription” makes weak women strong, sick women well. Accept no substitute for the medicine which works wonders for weak women. The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser, a book containing 1008 pages, is given away. Send ai one-cent stamps for expense of mailing only, for the book in paper covers, or 31 stamps for the volume bound in cloth. Address Dr. R. V. Pierce, Buffalo, N. Y. * 1 I ru—niiT~uiwiw"iJi- ■■■»•■- ,-jm-xamm =Advertisers of Facts - 191214 191214 First First Avenue Avenue THIS STORE IS BRILLIANT WITH THREE EX- j TRAORDINARY SUIT VALUES. YOU KNOW of our progressive methods and consequently expoct more every season in the way of stock and high values. We have never disappointed you and will not this season; in fact, we never was in a better position to give good values, and right now, when the ‘ season is just starting, we offer three exceptional suit values which should appeal to every man who is inclined to practice economy; and when we say exceptional values we mean that the price is down to the lowest possible point—we mean that you should buy to the very best possible advantage. Into these three lots of suits we have lavished material excellence and artistic skill. They possess the tailoring characteristics that are found in made-to-measure garments only. Exclusive in pattern, elaborate in detail of trimming and finish and especially priced. Worth $12.50, $18.00 and $22.50. Special Price $9.85, $14.85 and $17.85 1 I Exclusive Sellers of the STEIN-BLOGH and ALFRED tilf 3* fkfk ^ ffcCfe BENJAMIN Smart Clothes. qMOaWf I MEN’S SHIRTS SPECIALLY PRICED. Here’s a lot of very desirable patterns in standard made stiff bosom Shirts, made of Madras and Percale—Star, Monarch and Eclipse make. You can figure the saving yourself. UNDERWEAR. I A little warm to talk under wear, but here’s an inducement that you cannot afford to over look. Men’s derby-ribbed and fleece-lined underwear, worth 50c and 75c.... .39c garment. Here’s Another Underwear Bargain. Natural wool and camel’s hair Underwear, worth $1 and #1.25 garment, special..., .89c. I BOYS’ CLOTHING BOYS’ KNEE PANTS SUITS, Ages 3 to 17 years, Blacks and Fancy Cheviots, a wide range of patterns to select from; not a suit in the lot worth 01 Q £ less than $2.50; choice Olivu BOYS’ KNEE PANTS SUITS, Ages 3 to 17 years, Blacks, Blues and Fancy Mixtures, double breasted Norfolk and Sailor Norfolk styles, good $3.00 and $3.50 values; OO A £ Our price.iDiiTU BOYS’ KNEE PANTS SUITS, Ages 3 to 17 years, Blacks, Blues, Serges and Fancy Mixtures, in Cassimeres, C h e v i o t s and Worsteds, good $4.00 QO Q£ values.OZiuJ Finer grades exclusive noveI = ties at $5.00, $6.50, $7.50 and up to $9.00. SOME SHOE TALK This section of our store is a complete shoe store in itself. Every want, last and leather is here for your choosing. Ex treme novelties for the young ; man, as Well as styles for the conservative dresser. Stacy Adams Make $5.00, $6.00 and $7.00. VV. L. Douglas Make $3.00, $3.50 and $4.00. MEN’S HATS. | The popularity of our Hat De partment is due solely to merit. Nothing paid for name or fame in our hats. It all goes into the hats. The best values in town at $3.00 and $3.50. Other styles at $1.50, $2.50, $4.00 and $5.00. I TUSCALOOSA. Graded Schools Open With the Most Flattering Prospects. Tuscaloosa, October 6.—(Special.)—The Tuscaloosa graded school (white) opened under most flattering auspices yesterday, the enrollment amounting to 360 pupils. Superintendent J. H. Foster states that the number of students enrolled is an in crease of 18 per cent over the number enrolled last year at this time, lie fur ther states that an attendance of 500 is expected this year and that this session promises to be by far the most prosper ous that the school has ever known. A telegram was received here from Washington announcing that the south west corner of Broad street and Twenty second avenue had been accepted as lhe site for the government building in Tus caloosa. The lot selected is more famil iarly known as the Washington hotel and was purchased from Mrs. David In gram Purser lor the sum of $CU00. The building is a handsome brick structure, and was erected In 182G by Captain Peter Donaldson, and was a popular tavern in the days when Tuscaloosa was the cap ital of Alabama. It was then known as the IJell tavern, but was later changed to the Washington hotel. The lot Is cen trally located and tlie* selection seems to give general satisfaction on all sides. The faculty of the Alabama Central Female college gave a recital in the Alumnae hall Saturday evening. The hall was filled to Its utmost capacity with a music-loving audience, und they were thoroughly charmed from the beginning. The performers were Professor J. L. Dudebuehl, piano instructor; Miss Chos son, vocal instructor, and Miss Jaynes, reader. The discovery was made yesterday morning that one of the convicts had made an attempt to escape from the county jail by sawing the bars In two. The window on the east side of the jail opening on the corridor was the one tam pered with. One bar was sawed In two, and the work on another was half com pleted. The instrument used was a saw knife, which was discovered on the win dow sill. G. V. Clardy is thought to be the guilty party. Sheriff Kyle states that in the future the prisoners will be denied the freedom of the corridor. How the knife got into the jail can not be learned. The news of the death of Dalton Bur dine, which occurred at Louisville, Ky.» Sunday afternoon, while he and his cousin W. D. Hays, were out boating and were attacked by several negroes, was learned with much regret here. Mr. Burdlne was a resident of Tuscaloosa during his child hood and had a great many friends. Mr. Hays, who was also attacked by the ne groes. is also a Tuscaloosa boy, being the son of Dr. J. B. Hays. In response to a | telegram sent by Dr. Hays, a reply was received late yesterday afternoon from the chief of police of Louisville, stating that Mr. Hays was not seriously injured. The affair was a most deplorable one and is much regretted by the many 1 friends of the young men here. DELEGATES ARE ARRIVING. Commissioners of Agriculture Gather In Capital City. Montgomery, October n. -(Special.)—Del | egates to the fifth annual convention of the Cotton States Association of Commis sioners of Agriculture arc beginning to ar rive in the city. The session will convene at 10:30 tomor row' morning and will continue three days. Some of the most noted agricul turists in the country will be present und read papers. Negro Drove Recklessly. Camp Hill, October 6.—(Special.)—E. L. Dunn, a negro, was put under a three hundred dollar bond this afternoon charged with criminal negligence. It is alleged that his rapid driving frightened the horse which killed little Julia Robert son Saturday. A Good Time. To get your floors in order for fall and winter. Nothing more attractive than a smooth, well-kept floor. We have all the necessities—Magic City Floor Finish, Johnson’s Floor Wax and Polishing Brushes. JOHNSON & WALTER PAINT CO. The Big Paint Store. COLONIST BATES TO THE NORTHWEST AND CALIFORNIA ONE-WAY RATES FROM SEPTEMBER 15th TO NOVEMBER 30th, 1903. 10 FROM BIRMINGHAM ALA. Puget Sound Country Portland District $44.50 California, San Francsco, Los Angnles, etc. $32.85 Bntte-Helena Dislrict $40.25 Spokane District $42.00 Initial linos make these greatly reduced colonist rates in connection with the BURLINGTON ROUTE via St. Louis or Chicago. The Burlington and its immediate connections, the Northern Pacific and Great Northern Hoads, form direct linos to the Northwest via St. 1' 'dAILY^THROUGH CHAIR CARS on the "Burlington-Northern Pacific Express,” St. Louis to the Puget Sound via Billings, Montana the short to CALIFORNIA, colonist tickets are good in the Burlington’s several through tourist sleeper personally conducted excursions ®very St. Louis and Chicago to San Francisco and Los Angeles via Denver, Scenic Colorado, Salt Lake City. TWO ST. LOUIS-DENVER TRAINS DAILY. IHREE ST. LOUIS-ST. PAUL TRAINS DAILY. "The Burlington-Northern Pacific Express Daily, St. Louis to Seattle via Billings.” Describe your proposed trip and lot us advise you the least cost and Call unon or address J. N. MERRILL, General Southern Agent, Atlanta, Ga, *JTHE MORE YOU SAY THE LESS PEOPLE REMEMBER.” ONE WORD WITH YOU SAPOLIO TRIALS of MOTHERHOOD 39."> Broad Streit, Phu.auklphia, Pa., Juris 12, 1903. I suffered for nine yean with ovarian trouble* making life a burden to myself as well a* to my family. During that tune 1 bad two raiscairiagps and although we longed for a child to bless our home this seemed impossible. I had constant Tasking bearing down puns in the pelvic organs and a pull ing through my limbi with frequent headaches, lteit sick at my stomach and vomited frequently and no medicine helped me untd I tried Wine of Cardui. Then my general health iwproved, the pains gradually lessened and after 18 weeks I was well. I am now / s * the happy motner of a boy eighteen months old and my husband Joins me in sanding heartfelt thanks to you fsrfn-' -L for your splendid medicine. Without it, I would have been a childless, instead of a happy and well mother. ^ Chaplain, St. Anlhuw's Association. WINE°CARDU1 It was not strange that Mrs. Nirdlinger should have a miscarriage after suffering nine years with ovarian troubles. This t weakness made her unequal to the task of bringing a healthy child into the world. Hearing down pains and ovarian diseases J result from the inflammation and consequent weakening of the muscles and ligaments which hold the female organs in place. I They either fall of their own weight or some strain which would not be felt in health, causes the trouble. jh By regulating menstruation, Wine of Cardui banishes inflammation from the entire female organism and the strength- I ened ligaments bring the organs back to their proper place. This is what Wine of Cardui did for Mrs. Nirdlinger. She was $ restored to health and strength and gives Wine of Cardui the credit of making her able to become a happy mother. There are i many suffering women who think that health can never be theirs because they cannot secure the services of a great specialist. w But we want to say right here that while Mrs. Nirdlinger lives in Philadelphia, a great medical center, she depended on Wine ' of Cardui for a cure and she was cured. Will you take it? All druggists sell $1.00 bottles of Wine of Cardui.