Dollars Buys the Best
They are Stamped
Cox Shoe Co.
sell them Twenty/one styles,
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
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
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
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 |
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
j When you have a few leisure
I moments, drop i:i. We will glad
J ly show you through.
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
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
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,
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.
Old Negro Is Struck By Train and
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
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.
Montgomery Police Ha.o Mysterious
Case to Vvork on.
Montgomery, October 6.—(Special.)—The
local police are working on a case of mys
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.
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, 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
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
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.
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
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
The use of Dr.
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.
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=Advertisers of Facts -
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
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.
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
Natural wool and camel’s hair
Underwear, worth $1 and #1.25
garment, special..., .89c. I
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 £
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£
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
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
Graded Schools Open With the Most
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,
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
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
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
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
JOHNSON & WALTER PAINT CO.
The Big Paint Store.
TO THE NORTHWEST
ONE-WAY RATES FROM SEPTEMBER 15th TO NOVEMBER 30th, 1903.
Los Angnles, etc.
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
Describe your proposed trip and lot us advise you the least cost and
Call unon or address J. N. MERRILL, General Southern Agent,
*JTHE MORE YOU SAY THE LESS PEOPLE
REMEMBER.” ONE WORD WITH YOU
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
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