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THOUSANDS HAVE KIDNEY
TROUBLE AND DON'T KNOW IT
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May Have a Sample Bottle Sent Free by Mail.
Weak and unhealthy kidneys are responsible for more sickness and suf
fering than any other disease; therefore, when through neglect or other
causes, kidney trouble is permitted to continue, fatal results are sure to fol
low.
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they do i lost and r eed attention first.
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Dear Sir: Oct. 15th, 1902.
**1 had been suffering severely from
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Very truly yours,
ROBERT BERNER.
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and women cured. In writing, be sure to say that you read this generous offer In
the Birmingham Sunday Age-Herald.
POLICEMEN FIND
BUT FEW GAMBLERS
OFFICERS WENT INTO THE PEER
LESS GAMBLING HOUSE, BUT
MEN ESCAPED BV NEW AND UN
KNOWN STAIRWAY.
In pursuance of the determination on
the part of the police department to
close the gambling houses of the city,
Police Captain Johnston and Policeman
Murphy last night raided the crap game
■which was recently started, it is said, on
the second floor of the Peerless saloon
building, but failed to get anyone. The
failure was caused by the fact that there
was a new and unknown flight of stairs
through which the gamblers escaped.
Several other places were visited by
these two officers, and at no other place
was a game found last night. Visits
were paid to the Morris hotel, the Metro
politan and rooms over the Bank saloon,
but no gaming was In progress. Police
man Murphy also visited the Alabama
club In the St. Nicholas several times
yesterday, but found no one there.
In the face of the movement to close
the gambling houses a new crap room
has been started, and the police are de
termined to close It up. This Is one of
the only two places In the city which Is
even trying to operate, the others hav
ing closed up when notification was sent
them by Chief Wier.
The police are still visiting the gam
bling houses three or four times dally,
and taking the name* of all people
found there. If there Is no other way
to close the gambling houses Chief Wler
believes they can be starved to death, .
as outsiders will be afraid to visit them
tinder present circumstances and take
the risk of having their names obtained
by the police and carried before the
grand jury._
IDrs. Sam’l F. Nabers I
and E. N. Wood, f
DENTISTS. I
6th Floor First National Bank Bldg I
Jardinieres.
The largest assortment in the
city to select from.
Godden’s Seed Store.
JENNINGS' FATHER
TO COME AFTER HIM
Will Carry Him Back to West
Point, Ga.
HELD ON SERIOUS CHARGE
When Found Jennings Was Attempting
to Break Into the Rear of the
Southern Express Co.’s Office
on Morris Avenue.
C. P. Jennings, the young man who
was arrested Friday night by Lieutenant
ilagood ami Policemen Penn and Bryant
on a charge of attempting to burglarize
the Southern Express company’s office,
had a hearing before Judge Feagin yes
terday and his case was held up until
his father could be communicated with
and could come to the city.
The father of young Jennings was for
merly mayor of West Point, Ga., and is
at present ticket agent there. ^le is
well known in that portion of the state,
and a highly respected citizen. It Is
probable that he will arrive today and
take the boy back home with him.
After hearing evidence in court yes
terday Judge Feagin told Jennings that
he was apparently guilty and that the
evidence was all against him. The tes
timony was that Jennings was found
seated by the rear door of the branch
office of the express company on Morris
avenue, between Nineteenth and Twen
tieth streets, and that the transom above
him had been broken by a blow from
a stick, W’hleh was under Jennings.
That Jennings had mado conflicting
statements at the time, claiming once
that he was drunk and at another time
that he had been hit on the head by some
one who was attempting to burglarize
the place. He claimed hIbo that he had
run out of the office of A. R. Dearborn
& Co. to see who had broken this tran
som when he was hit on the head.
When given a chance to make a state
ment Jennings said that he did not know
what he was doing when he broke the
transom, and that he was out of his
head. He told wdio his father was and
asked that he be sent for.
Chief of Police Wier telegraphed the i
hoy’s father ami received a reply that he
would come at once. The boy entered the
court on which the express company door ]
opened through the office of Dearborn &
Co. _ I
Flowering Bulbs.
We can save you big money on
these.
Godden’s Seed Store.
SUM GARNER SLAIN
III HIS OWN HOUSE
Wife Says Her Father and
Brother Killed Him
CORONER HOLDS INQUEST
Mrs. Garner Gives Blood-Curdling Tes
timony—Claims to Have Witnessed
Tragedy—Her Father and
Brother Deny Guilt.
I
The investigation made by Coroner
Paris yesterday Into the cause of the
death of Sam Garner at Pinckney City
revealed a startling state of affairs.
The body of Garner was found in his
own home late Friday night covered with
knife wounds. His father-in-law, Albert
Tidwell, and his brother-in-law, Will Tid
wtli, were spending the night in the
house and both of them denied any
knowledge of the crime.
Mrs. Garner, however, made a differ
ent statement at the inquest yesterday.
She said that her father and brother
came to the house Friday night and
that at the time her husband was not
at home, but that she was expecting him
back at any moment. She said that her
father had been drinking, and that when
he came in he complained about having
lost his pocketbook.
Father-in-Law Accused.
She said further that her father ac
cused Mr. Garner, her husband, of steal
ing his pocketbook, and said that when
Garner came home he was either going
to have the pocketbook or Garner’s
blood.
According to her testimony, her hus
band finally came in and her father seiz
ed him by the collar and drew a knife
on him, demanding that he give up the
purse. Garner tried to protect himself,
but Will Tidwell, who was lying on the
bed, jumped up and came to the old
man's assistance, and they threw Garner
down on the floor, after having strug
gled into the back room.
Two Men Stab Garner.
Both of the men, It was stated, had
pocket knives in their hands with which
they were vigorously stabbing the pros
trate Garner. Mrs. Garner tried to pull
them off of him, but was not successful
until after they had accomplished their
purpose.
Mrs. Garner said that during the early
part of the light she had made frantic
efforts to get their five children out of
the room where they would not be in
danger. Because of this delay she could
not come to her husband’s aid sooner.
She said that even while Garner was
down the two were hacking at him with
their knives.
The little eleven year old daughter of
Mrs. Garner and the deceased man also
testified at the investigation and she cor
roborated her mother's account of the
tragedy as she saw it.
Tragic Feature.
The most tragic feature about the whole
affair is the unusual circumstance of a
woman's testifying against her father and
brother as the murderers of her husband.
Pinckney City was much wrought tip
over the afTalr yesterday. Garner was a
miner with great physical strength and
was well liked in the community. Accord
ing to Mrs. Garner there had never been
any words before between her father and
her husband. She thought they were
good friends and is unable to account
for the conduct of her father and her
brother.
The Tidwells In Jail.
Mr. Tidwell and his son were both ar
rested and brought to Birmingham yester
day and placed In the county jail.
They emphatically deny any knowledge
of the affair whatever. They admit that
they were sleeping In the house and the
elder man says that he was awakened at
one time by a noise but paid no attention
to It. Albert Tidwell is an old man 67
years old and his son is 36 years of age.
BUSINESS PROPERTY SOLD.
W. J. Dangaix Acquires 25 Feet on
Fourth Avenue.
W. J. Dangaix, who bought the prop
erty at the northeast corner of Fourth
avenue and Nineteenth street, known ns
the Dr. Pierce corner, some months ago
for $62,500, yesterday purchased from
Mayor Drennen twenty-five feet of ad
joining property on Fourth avenue for
$12,500.
This gives Mr. Dangaix 150 feet front
on the avenue and 140 feet on Nineteenth
street. It is said to be the largest area
of mercantile property in one piece In
Birmingham. Mr. Dangaix said that he
bought It for investment and that it
would be improved before a great while.
It is considered quite probable that the
next steel frame building erected will be
located on this site.
THE CHORAL SOCIETY.
Rienzl Thomas. Who Located Here Re
cently, Has Large Following.
The choral society of which Rienzl
Thomas is director will have a regular
w eekly rehearsal at the Jesse French hall
on Third avenue tomorrow night. The
society was only recently organized, but
already it is getting in shape and will
soon be able to render good music. Many
of the best sight readers of the old fes
tival chorus are active members of the j
new organization.
Mr. Thomas located in Birmingham |
early in the present season. His fame
as a musician had preceded him, and as
soon as the musical folk of this commu
nity came in contact with him and be
came acquainted with his methods they
were satisfied that nothing said in his
favor had been exaggerated. All the mu
sicians here recognize in Mr. Thomas a
master artist.
Willing to Accommodate Her.
From the Chicago Record-Herald.
“I want to ask you something, Oracle,”
saici the beautiful heiress.
“What is it. duckie?” the duke inquired.
“Would you object if I should request
the minister to omit the word ‘obey’ from
the service when we are married?”
“Certainly not. He can just make It
‘love, honor and supply.’ ”
Colonial Hotel is as hand
somely furnished as any
hostelry in the South, and its
metal bedsteads, Perfection
mattresses and snow white
linen are a delight to the
weary.
NEW INDUSTRY [OR
THE JTEEL CITY
Ensley Will Soon Have Brick
Machinery Company
ENGINE ROOMS FLOODED
Five Hundred Men Laid Off at the
No. 3 Mines By the Burting
of a Dam—News of
the Day.
Ensley, October SI.—(Special.>—Ensley Is
soon to have one of the largest brick
machinery manufacturing companies in
the south.
For some time the company has been
looking around in the Steel City for a
suitable site on which to locate a plant.
The site was found, but the railroad fa
cilities were lacking. It is stated that
that hindrance has been overcome, as
the Birmingham Southern railroad will
extend its line to the place selected by
the company. The board of trade has
been negotiating for the right of way
for the purposed extension, and it is un
derstood that they have been successful.
The plant will cover several acres of
land and will give employment to a num
ber of men.
Five hundred men at No. S mines were
laid off yesterday by the dam, used for
catching waste water from the Semet
Solvey plant, bursting and flooding the
engine and boiler rooms.
Much water Is used at the Semet-Sol
vey plant, and a dam is necessary to
turn the water away from the boiler
rooms of the mines. During the heavy
rain night before last the pond filled up
to such an extent as to cause the dam
to burst, allowing the water to rush out
with great velocity, covering the terri
tory used by the boiler and engine rooms
of the mines.
The damage done the machinery was
repaired yesterday and the boilers and
engine dried out. Today the miners all
resumed work on full time.
Allen Jackson, the negro who shot at
Officer Camp while the latter was at
tempting to arrest him last night, was
captured at Pratt City last night, having
been traced by the Ensley police. He was
brought up before Mayor Scott in the
police court today and bound ovor to the
grand jury.
Social and Personal.
The Erslev board of trade will meet at
the city hall r.ext Friday night.
Dr. R. M Cunningham ieavt* Mon
day for New York, from which place he
will sail for Europe. He will probably be
absent for six months.
In the absence of the Itev. J. D. D.
Hall, rector of St. John’s church, who
Is conducting a series of meetings at Liv
ingston, the Rev. Mr. Beard will conduct
the services at both of fhe meetings to
morrow.
Miss Corine Sexton, one of Ensley’s
most popular young ladles, is visiting
relatives in Eutaw.
Dr. W. W. McTyiere. a popular dentist i
of Ensley, who has recently moved into ,
his new office In the Averitt building, has !
had the Interior of his office beautified !
in many ways.
Mrs. R. D. Mosley, on the eve of her
proposed trip to Florida, today was called |
to South Georgia on account of her |
brother being Injured serlouly while work
ing at his cotton gin. The telegram stated
that he was not expected to live.
CITY ITEMS.
__
K'nesseth Israel.—The sofa-pillow,
which Miss Bessie Shapiro is raffling
off for the benefit of K’nesseth Israel
congregation, will be raffled off this
afternoon at 2 o’clock sharp at the
synagogue, corner Seventh avenue and
Seventeenth street. All who are in
terested are invited to be present.
Rev. Dr. Denny.—The Rev. Collins
Denny of Vanderbilt university will fill
the pulpit of the First Methodist
church at 11 o’clock this morning and
Rt the evening service. He ranks as
one of the great preachers of the
south.
Weber’s Mass.—The music at St.
Paul’s church at 10:30 o’clock this
morning will include Weber's mass in
G, with Mrs. Putnam as solo soprano.
Colonial Hotel opens its
American dining room Mon
day, November 2.
FASHION’S
NEWS
DICTATES
No smarter line of
EVENING FOOTWEAR
was ever conceived than
that now being exhibited
by us. i
These shoes, for both
men and women, are well
worthy the seal of merit
they have attained. We
are proud of their social
triumphs, for they’ll roam
this winter in the most ex
clusive circles.
Tliev are the result
of FASHION’S DIC
TATES combined with the
suggestions of the most
successful shoe manufac
turers throughout the
country.
You are asked to see
them.
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/ •
SECT ROUNTREE
RETURNSTHE EIRE
Makes Charges Against Mem
bers of Press Association
EIGHT NAMES MENTIONED
Judson, Yerby, Greer, West and Doster
Among Those Who Are Charged.
The Rev. S. P. West
Makes a Reply.
J. A. Rountree, who was temporarily
suspended from the office of secretary
of the Alabama Press association on Fri
day, caused a decided sensation yester
day by publishing a letter charging a
number of officers of the association and
members of the executive committee with
selling their railroad transportation for
the recent Canadian trip.
He addresses the letter to Third Vice
President Dawrence of Union Springs,
stating that he is the only officer In the
association not guilty of the same
charge and the only one, therefore, ca
pable of taking charge of the investiga
tion.
The Rev. S. P. West of this city, who
Is one of the members charged with mis
conduct, makes reply to Mr. Rountree’s
statements regarding himself. His reply,
together with a letter from - Crich
ton, and Mr. Rountree’s letter follow:
Birmingham, Ala., October 1, 1903.
Mr. J. C. Dawrence, Third Vice-President
Alabama Press Association, Union
Springs, Ala
Dear Sir: As a member of the Alabama
Press association and In accordance with
article 5, section 1 of the constitution of
the organization, I hereby demand and
request that you appoint a committee of
three to investigate charges that I per
sonally and in writing hereby prefer
against different officers and members
who have violated the rule of the associa
tion which reads as follows:
"That any newspaper man in the state
of Alabama who so prostitutes his integ
rity by taking advantage of the courtesy
of railroads by selling or lending his per
sonal transportation, thereby entailing a
loss on our friends, the railroads, as well
as abusing their confidence, that the
same is unworthy the confidence and re
spect of our brotherhood, and. together
with his publication, shall be expelled
therefrom." *
1. I hereby charge that W. E. W. Yer
by. president and chairman of the exe
cutive committee of the Alabama Press
Association, editor of the Greensboro
Watchman, did sell or lend his trans
portation for the Canndian trip to Miss
Bessie Ward and Miss Whatley, two
young: ladles who are not members of his
family and were not on his pay roll
three months before said Canadian ex
cursion, and that said young ladies rode
on passes issued to said Yerby as his sis
ters.
2. I hereby charge that C. II, Greer,
first vice-president, and editor of the
Marlon Standard, did sell or lend his
transportation for the Canadian trip to
J. H. Hendrix, a merchant of Marion,
who was not a member of the associa
tion and who was not entitled-to go on
said trip—said Hendrix riding on passes
Issued In the name of C. H. Greer.
3. I hereby charge that lev. S. P. West,
second vice-president of the Alabama
Press Association, business manager of
the Alabama Christian Advocate, did sell
or lend his transportation for the Cana
dian trip to Miss Belle McCoy, who Is not
a member of his family or on the pay roil
of the Christian Advocate.
4 I hereby charge that H. S. Doster,
fourth vice-president, member of the ex
ecutive committee, editor of the rrattviile
Progress, did sell or lend his transporta
tion for Canadian trip to the Miss
Blue, Miss I.aura Hill, Miss Margaret
Dimmick and Miss Mary Elmore bf Mont
gomery, who are not members of his
family and were not on the pay roll of
the Progress three months before Cana
dian trip. *
6. I hereby charge that Jacoh Pepper
man, member from Alabama of the ex
ecutive committee of the National Edi
torial Association, and member of the
executive committee of the Alabama
Press Association, editor of the Alabama
Odd Fellow, did sell or lend his trans
portation for Canadian trip to Mrs. A.
E. Meadow and Miss Tommie Daniel, who
are not members of his family and were
not on the pay roll of the Odd Fellow
three months before the Canadian trip.
6. I hereby charge that H. E. Whitaker,
member of the executive committee, edi
tor of the Montevatlo Sentinel, did sell or
lend his transportation for Canadian trip
to Miss Maude Allen, who is not a mem
ber of his family and was not on the
pay roll of the Sentinel three months
before Canadian trip.
7. I hereby charge that John C. Wil
liams. member of the executive commit
tee. editor of the Talladega Mountain
Home, did sell or lend his transportation
to A. G. Joiner and afterwards sold trans
portation to George P. TTyser, a mer
chant of Talladega to go on said Cana
dian trip.
8. I also charge that W. H. II. Judson,
member of the executive committee, edi
tor of the Bessemer Weekly, has wltlxin
the last twelve months sold and lent his
railroad transportation to persons who
are not members of his family or on the
pay roll of the Bessemer Weekly.
I address this communication to you,
third vice president, you being the only
executive officer not guilty of the charges,
and therefore the only ore qualified un
der the constitution to act. I request of
you to appoint an Investigating commit
tee, and not a prosecuting or persecuting
committee, one that Is not biased, preju
diced gr in any manner connected with
(he recent Canadian trip, a committee
that will abide by the constitution and
make Its report at the next annual meet
ing and not to any special called meeting
nf the association or to its executive com
mittee.
I make these charges in writing, am re
sponsible for them, have evidence In writ
ing to substantiate every one made. I do
not make them on heresay evidence or
editorial comments. Very respectfully,
J. A. ROUNTREE.
A Suggestion.
To the Editor of The Age-Herald:
Taking into consideration the notoriety
the affairs of the Alabama Press associ
ation have been brought into, and in
view of the fact that Mr. J. A. Rountree
has preferred charges against a number
of the officials of the association, I would
respectfully suggest that a committee
of genernl investigation be appointed to
Investigate a|l and sundry charges which
may be preferred against any member
of the association. At the rate affairs
are now progressing there is no telling
when this unfortunate matter will be
settled. Yours truly.
FRANK CRICHTON,
Member Executive Committee Alabama
Press Association.
Clanton, October 31, 1903.
Rev. S. P. West's Remarks.
To the Editor of The Age-Herald:
Mr. J. A. Rountree, former secretary
of the Alabama Press association, has
been saying all along that his •'lawyer”
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ALABAMA COAL IS
IN ACTIVE DEMAND
LOW WATER IN THE OHIO RIVER
RESULTS IN SHORT COAL SUP
PLY AT NEW ORLEANS—HEAVY
LOCAL SHIPMENTS. ,
; The Alabama coal trade has been active
all the fall and within the past week or
two this activity has been greatly stimu
lated by the scant supplies of fuej at*
j New Orleans and other cities depending
on Pittsburg.
The low stage of water In the Ohio river
has made it impossible for Pittsburg ship
pers to get their coal south by the usual
barge transportation.
Some large Louisiana contracts are now
being closed with Alabama operators and
prices are rapidly stiffening.
The only trouble will be getting all the
cars that are needed to carry the coal.
The Southern railway handles a big vol
ume of coal between this district and
Greenville, Miss., whence it is distributed
to Mississippi river points, including New
Orleans. The transportation officials of
the Southern are bending their efforts to
meet the situation and it 1b believed they
will be able to supply the cars even
though the demand is exceptionally brisk.
would not let him “talk.” His “lawyer”
has certainly taken off the brakes, for he
is ‘‘a-talking.” Mr. Rountree shows con
clusively that he never expects any ac
tion taken on his “demand” by appeal
ing to one who is without authority In
the matter, and to answer him in the
public press Is the only way to answer
his charges.
I want to say with reference to my
self, that the charges he makes against
me that I “sold or loaned my personal
transportation” to any one on the re
cent Canadian tour is untrue.
Mr. Rountree makes similar charges
against a number of other reputable gen
tlemen. Suppose we admit that all Mr.
Rountree says is true. He was an of
ficer of the association. He was the man
with whom Colonel J. M. Falkner had
his correspondence. He knew better than
any other man how anxious Colonel
Falkner was to protect his railroad and
the good name of the press association
of Alabama. Mr. Rountree got all this !
| transportation in his own hands. The
conductor trusted him—took his word for
: it—that these persons were the ones prop- <
| erl.v authorized to travel on this trans
I portation, and now he comes out and [
admits that he told the conductor it was
B when he knew It was A. Does he not
confess himself to he unworthy of confi
dence? Why should he thus prostitute
himself or anybody, high or low, in the
association? Mr. Rountree cannot help
his own plight before the public by any
charges he might mke against anybody
else if all these charges were true. His
“lawyer” made a great mistake when he !
gave him authority to “talk.”
S. P. WEST.
Birmingham, October 81, 1903.
Only Wanted to Classify Him.
From the Chicago Tribune.
‘ Do you remember.” asked the restaur
ant keeper, “that you were a nickel short
when you paid for your last lunch?”
“No," replied the occasional patron,
“but I presume Its all light. Add It to
this check.”
"I will,” rejoined the other. “If you
had remembered I was going to let you
go.”
PRETTY WOMEN IN
THE WALLACE SHOW
Elegant Gowns Will be Feature
of the Ring
BEAUTY NOW A REQUISITE
Special Attention Is Paid to Obtaining
Female Performers With Good
Looks—Something About the
Modern Circus Life. *
“Who ever saw a handsome woman In
the circus ring?” has been a common ex
pression of people leaving the circus
tent. This season, however, if reports
be true, no such remarks will be heard
as the people of Birmingham depart from
the Wallace circus tents on next Thurs
day, that being the date of the annual
visit of that ever popular show in the
Birmingham district.
Employs Pretty Women.
Ben Wallace has for years made it a
point to have the finest and best of
horses, and now, it is said, he is also
setting the pace for all circuses by
stepping higher in the way of including
among his scores of lady performers
only those who are endowed with attrac
tive countenances, handscftne figures and
graceful carriage.
In the past, the opera stage has monop
olized pretty women and rich costumes,
but at present in the circus ring, especial
ly with the Wallace Show, the tendency Is
to employ not only pretty women, but
they must be well dressed. They no long
er appear In tights (except where the
nature of their act demands it) but they
are handsomely gowned in truly elegant
examples of the modiste's art and their
display of lingerie equals that seen upon
the comic opera stage of today.
Why the Change.
And why should not the circus woman
equal or excel her neighbor of the the
atrical stage in looks or dress? She is
far better paid. In fact, her salary for
one week will equal that earned by the
average man in ten or fifteen weeks.
Not only does she command better sal
ary, but the accommodations have been
gTeatly improved, and instead of riding
overland In busses or in box cars, shs
now enjoys the comforts of a cozy sit
ting room In the Pullman sleeping car.
while the accommodations in the dress
ing tent are far superior to those of thg
green room of the stage. This year the
Wallace show carries several sleeping
cars, all made in the Pullman shops.
Half of their space is allotted to th€
women, as this show carries perhapf
more women performers than any other
tented enterprise.
An Extreme Case.
Ffom the Philadelphia Press.
Miss Angles—This new gown of mine
doesn’t give me the graceful figure the
tailor claimed it would. I’ll have to have
it altered.
Miss Plumpleigh—Why don’t you take it
to Padden & Co?
Miss Angles—Are they your tailors?
Miss Plumpeigh—Oh, no; they’re up
holsterers.
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