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O. Y. DOZIER, M. D.,
Specialist. BYRON DOZIER, M. D., Specialist. We Cure When Other Doctors Fail. We Effect Cures Hore Quickly than Other doctors. AND WHY? They Rely Solely on Pencil and Pre= scription Pad. WE DO NOT but Tn the treatment of our patients we furnish all medicines and give to them, without, extra charge, the benefits to be derived from X-Rays, Vio let, Rays, Super-heated Dry Air Baths, Ruby and Blue Light Baths, Electric Light Baths, Steam and Medicated Vapor Baths, Medicated Nebulized In halations, Medicated Steam Vapor Inhalations, Electric Massage, Electro Vibration, and every other medium of modem science for making a cure. Thus we give to each and every patient more opportunities of get ting cured than they can obtain at the hands of any other doctors south of the Ohio river. We have more diplomas from medical colleges, post graduate schools and other certificates and testimonials of professional skill, and also have more medicines, more instruments, more electrical devices, and a greater aggregation of all manner of therapeutic apparatus than is possessed by any other medical institute in the Southern States, and by reason of our superior facilities and greater experience In the treatment of chronic dis eases, we are enabled to effect cures with more certainty in less time and with less expense than is possible by other physicians with less favorable preparation. We make no charge whatever for examinations, consultations and ad vice. We positively cure Rheumatism, Scrofula, Sciataca, Cancer, Catarrh, Dropsy, Diabetes, Syphilis, Stricture, Prostatitis, Variocele, Female Dis eases and all forms of Genito-Urinary troubles of both men and women. We will give a written guarantee to cure specific Blood Poison or any ether form of veneral disease, or to refund every cent paid us in case of our failure to effect a cure. Office hours: 8 a. m. till 6 p. m. Sundays: 8 a. m. till 1 p. m. Treatment by Mail: Those who suffer from any form of Chronic Dis ease or Nervous, Blood, Skin, Rectal or Genito-Urinary trouble of whatever character, are invited to write to us and get our book and question list free. We can cure many patients who cannot visit us in person by our im proved method of treatment by mall. Peoples’ Phone 1876. DRS. DOZIER & DOZIER, 2027^ FIRST AVE., BIRMINGHAM, ALA. HAUNTED TUNNEL. Where Trainmen Hear Agonized Groans and Strange Noises. Washington Cor. in Baltimore Sun. Persons living along the line of the Clinch valley extension pf tho Norfolk and Western railway, in Southwest Vir ginia and across the line in Kentucky, are wrought up over manifestations in Big Bull tunnel, which is in Virginia, but not far from the Kentucky border. Ac cording to a reliable Virginian in Wash ington, who has recently visited that sec tion, Norfolk and Western trainmen have recently witnessed or heard ghostly demonstrations. Persons living in the neighborhood of the tunnel have for years asserted that it w’as “haunted.” About two weeks ago a train orew made a careful Investigation of the tunnel, and all of them, including Conductor R. H. Gallaway and Engineer Rube Kerns, are satisfied that there is some sort of occu pant of the tunnel—and they call it a ghost. Within the last two years tho railroad men have heard a great deal from residents near the tunnel cooncern ing strange sounds, hair-raising noises, proceeding from tho tunnel, but the gos sip caused little attention. On the afternoon of July 17 a freight train in charge of Conductor Gallaway and Engineer Kerns stopped just as the rear caboose cleared the tunnel. John Peery of Tazewell county, the flagman, hastened back into the tunnel to pro tect the train from collision. Peery did not stay in the hole long, and when he reached the train at the en trance he declared he had “heard sounds In there which no human being could stand.” He had the appearance of a man badly scared, and Gallaway and Kearns returned into the tunnel with him. When they reached the point where Peery said he had heard the sounds that had “rattled” him the trio stopped. According to all three of them they did not have to wait long to hear. The men say they never heard such groans as proceeded from the side of the tunnel, which is bricked. The voice, they say, was that of a man in anguish. The men felt chills coursing each other down their spines. Finally Captall Gallaway de manded : “What do you wrant?” “Remove the awful weight from my body,” said the voice, which seemed to come from the solid wall of brick. It was a minute before the men could whisper a word to each other. Then the voice cried: “They are drinking my blood.” The trainmen could stand It no longer and hurried back to their train, after ex amining the walls of the tunnel, because the thought also came to them that some wag had found a hiding place and was playing a practical joke. There was not a break in the brick which lined the sides and the top of the tunnel. Three men have lost their lives in this tunnel. Captain Jud Hall, who assisted In arching the tunnel about two years ago, maintains that it is "haunted,” or at least that sounds may bo heard In the tunnel which are not susceptible of ex planation. A number of trainmen are making arrangements to Investigate the story further. The story that the three trainmen relate is generally credited. All Over. From the Columbus Dispatch. "No more will I hear his footsteps on yonder walk just as the .clock strikes tho hour of 8.” “Gracious, Jeanette!” “And the old parlor light will never burn low for him again.” "You don’t mean it?” "1 do, and furthermore he will never sit on this sofa three nights a week and call on this sofa three nights a week and •call me pet names as he has been doing for two years." "1 am astonished.” "And tonight I am going to burn all the old love letters In my trunk.” "B—but why are you going to discard him?” "Discard him? Why, you goose, I am going to marry him!” -.—. Won’t Blow Over. From the New York Evening Post. The great thing Is that legal machinery t is at last to be set in motion. We are not to let all this (Equitable corruption) blow over with our criminal American good nature. Somebody is to be arraign ed. Somebody, we hope, is to be made to smart. Unless our state and county prosecuting officers are able to bring some of these rich swindlers to justice, we shall have to transpose the nots in (he definition of the law so as to make It read: "The very least not feeling her rare, and the greatest exempted from her power.” ■■ 11 ... GAS AND ELECTRIC NOVELTIES AT REASONABLE PRICES. CALL AT OFFICE AND SEE HOW THEY WORK. OHIO COOKER CAPABLE OF COOKING AN ENTIRE DINNER OVER ONEGASBURNER. ELECTRIC CURLING IRON, NEAT, QUICK AND EFFICIENT. ELECTROTHERM OR WARMING PAN for invalids or cold weather. B’HAM RY., LT, & PR. CO. Phone No. 5, on Exchange 18. 'JEFFRIES in IH RENO, NEVADA The Champion is Looked Upon With Awe TRIES HIS HAND GAMBLING His Friends Say Big Fellow’s Wealth Will Not Last Long and He Will Soon Be Back In the Ring. San Francisco.—SInee the finish fight at Reno, Nev., between Jack Root and Marvin Hart there has been much gos sip about Kx^Ohampion Jeffries and the | possibility of his return to the ring in the hear future. Jeff himself says that this day will be very remote. In fact he gives the impression that with his mine and his ranch near Los Angeles he has enough enterprises to keep him active; but many of his friends believe he will not be content with this humdrum busi ness life, after tasting of the pleasures of the semi-theatrical existence of his last year as a public character. Besides, they say that though Jeff has npne of the ordinary vices of the prize fighter, yet he has a passion for gamb ling, which, if indulged as he has in dulged it recently, will cut a hole In a very much larger fortune that he has Laid aside. These persons point to ids bucking the skin crap games in Reno and to his losses in stud poker in Los Angeles. Jeff went up to Reno after he had re ceived a check for $1000 for his services as referee. He hirpd a suit of six rooms in the best hotel and he practically kept open house for his friends for three days. Any big sport who failed to get a good room was invited by Jeff to make his headquarters with him, and he soon had his suit as full as it would hold. He must have, blown in half the amount of his referee’s fee at this hotel and in setting up drinks for his admirers. Regarded Him With Awe. It was amusing to see the awe with which the cowboys and miners of the sagebrush districts regarded Jeff. They crowded around the big windows in the hotel through which they could get a glimpse of the exchampion, until the pro prietor came in and begged Jeffries to go upstairs to another room or to go out on the veranda and let the crowd see him, as he feared the mob would break in his windows. Whenever Jeff appeared on the streets he was fairly mobbed. One old fellow, with a ’49 beard, insisted on shak ing hands with Jeff, and when the cham pion good naturedly squr^zed his paw un til the aged oltizei> winced with pain the . veteran cackled out: "Well, I’m in $10. My pard bet me I wouldn't have the nerve to ask you for a shake!" Jeff had given notice that he would compel Hart and Root to break at the word, but after a few rounds Jeff had to get In and break the men. and he did longshoreman's work from that time on and certainly earned a part of his fee. Jeff didn't return to the city with the gangt but suld he wanted to see some thing of Reno. Well, he saw it, if Bat tling Nelson and others who remained be hind are to be believed. Reno is about the toughest of the wide open towns In the far west. Everything goes In the way of games and dives and saloons six clays in the week. On the seventh the town is shut tight as a drum as far as gambling is concerned, all tables being piled in the corner. Even the sheriff frowns on any levity on the seventh day. The newspaper men who went up to Reno from this city to see the fight had a taste of the Sabbatarian regulations of this wild and woolly town. Two of them with a photogrpher went down on Sunday morning to get some pictures and material for description at Marvin Hart’s headquarters. The pho tographer had Marvin come out in front of his gym and pose for a picture in fight ing rig. As the artist finished taking a good series of photos, up came the sheriff with a big gun slung to his belt on each side. He was greatly excited and asked: "What are you fellows doing here? Don’t you know It’s Sunday?" Hart had gone into his quarters, but the sheriff continued: "You ought to 1<now better than to let a nearly naked man pose in the street. Suppose some ladies had passed on the wray to church!" Placated Sheriff’s Wrath. The reporters placated his wrath with a big cigar und calmly advised him to go in and make his kick to the big Ken tuckian. He didn’t go, but had business up the street. It's a singular contradiction that any one may float in booze in Reno on Sun day, but he must not play a card or twirl a roulette wheel or throw' craps. It is a Nevada state law, and it is enforced with a rigor that is unknowm in less primi tiv districts. • Reno has a very nnely nttea up gamb ling joint on the main street, which keeps open day and night. It was in this place that Jeff Is said to have become enamor ed of the game of craps, and to have stayed with the southern diversion until he had given off markers for $f»i00. Jeff denies that he blew In so much money, but Battling Nelson says that It Is a fact that his friends tried to get him to break away when *hey found that the game was crook £ but that Jeff refused. When the i, fellow returned to this city his friends advised him to let the markers lie in Reno, as ho was not obliged to pay money to men who run a crooked game; btit the chances aro that Jeff will pay up. as he fears that he will he accused of pleading the baby act. Since the story of this escapade came out it Is said by persons who have fol lowed Jeff's course lately that he has lost very heavily in gambling, blowing in $3700 at stud poker in Bos Angeles. Jeff is not a clever card player, but he is very mulish and ugly when he starts in to play and loses, and he always sure to stay with a game in the vain hope of recouping his losses. As Jeff spends money very liberally on himself and his wife, his savings will not last long should he carry on gambling as a diversion. Unless his mine proves to be uncommonly rich JefT may be expected to drift back into the ring in a few months, about the time when Marvin Hart or Jim McCormick gets ready to meet a ’champ. WHEN IN NEW YORK STOP AT Gregorian hotel, Thirty-fifth street, near Fifth avenue. Refined patronage solicited. Bend for booklet. 2-19-S0t-su-tu-th See the great values. $18 and $20 hand made suits for $12.50. Varley & Baumai, 1924 First Ava. CHEAP SUNDAY EXCUR SIONS. Oely $1-25 reund trip to Ohatohle Ingram Wells, en the Seaboard. Cool breeses, the finest Lithia water, mag nificent bathing. Leave 6.20 a. m.; arrive heme 9.25 p. m. Spend entire day at this charming resort fthe Paper’s Not The Only Place A Towel Special 24x48 Unbleached Turkish Bath Towels, Extra Heavy, 20c value for a Special iCp Drive Monday..*"'* Notion Specia.1 Clear cut and polish ed Pearl Buttons in four sizes, Ca Special Dozen... Star Alpaca Braid in all Colors and Black or White, 5 yard |f|f% Rolls. Eight inch all nickle plated scissors, Special 25c Shear 15c Ladies Military Hose Supporters; colors and white. Regular price 25c, Special 18c Baby Bonnets Little white mull bonnets trimmed with embroidery or lace. Made with full ruffle around face. Bonnets slightly soiled in showing. Bonnets ranging in price from 50c to $2.00 all one lot ORa Monday.fcUU 50c H&ad Bags OYie lot of hand bags in blue, green, grey, red and black. 1.00 and 1.50 hand bags. All one lot at-.50c Fancy Ribbon 25c Dolly Varden Taffetas four and a half inches wide Regular 40c and 50c rib bons. Monday at f...25c Kayser Gloves Black or white silk at 50c 75c and.1,00 Mode and Champagne at.75c Blck or white lisle thread at.50c The name Kayser on the he m is a guarantee ofquality —the patent finger tip and the long wearing. To Find Ba.rga.ins..,. A word in passing about advertising, the greatest bargains are not always in the paper. Take this advertisement for example. A score of specials are set down, but you cannot gain the real business of this store for the coming week by it any more than you could judge the merits of a book by reading the preface and the last chapter. Here’s an outline—set down perhaps are just the things you want—perhaps not, but on the other hand, not included by the ad vertising, are things you’d make an early trip rather than miss. In other words, it would be a rare case indeed when a shopper could go through from department to department and not find a bargain that exactly fitted both want and the pocketbook. % For Still More Dainty Summer Frocks New arrivals in lawn—a profusion of daintiness and novelness in colors. The first arrivals in Spring couldn’t have brought with them more charm at double the price. Monday they Iflp A. F. C. Ginghams, regular 10 and 12 l-2c in other stores, for Mon- Op day and Monday only, special-Ow Monday morning special. Every yard of colored lawn in our house (all this season’s goods) that sold for less than 10c yard, will be put on sale Monday morning for the Q3p 15c solid color Tissues, as yet an as sortment of colors to choose Iflp from, Monday.IIIU White Goods Specials 12 l-2c quality of sheer white India Linen Lawn, Iflp Monday special.IUU Wash Skirts Wash Skirts in natural colored linen, deep pointed yoke, full plaits, extending from Q C fl yoke to flare; regular 54.00 skirts for-Ziwll Wash Skirts in blue or black knickerbocker, braid trimming, full flared skirt; regular I On 52.00 Skirt for.IiZJ Natural colored linen Skirts, designed | 7C in folds with white piping.I« | 0 Duck Skirts in black, blue or black and | flfl blue with white polka dots, extra full flare.. LUll STEELE-SMITH, 10c quality of Check Dimity in small checks, Op Monday.Ow 12 l-2c and 15c Curtain Swiss in as sorted sizes, dots and floral de- 111 ft signs, Monday.IUU Linen Specials 72 in. bleached Irish Table Damask in floral designs, extra good value, well worth 65c, Rdf* Monday special.UUw 36 in. Dress Linen for ladies’ shirt waists and shirt waist suits. This is a beautiful quality of smooth finish linen, 50c value, /[flft Monday.■# Uu 10 1-4 Linen Sheeting, full 90 in., round thread and easy to draw, equal to any $1.50 quality, fl OC Monday special. Silk Specials Best quality Silk Wash Cords, not old shelf worn stock, but new and exclusive patterns in this again very popular summer silk, ideal for waists, house dresses and kimonos Every yard is worth 50c. QRp $1.25 quality Embroidered Pongee, natural grounds with dots of green, navy, red or brown; 27 inches wide, takes very little for a waist; washes and wears like linen. 7Ca For one day at.I dll 36 inch White Washable Silk; regular 7C« $1.00 quality. Monday at.I dll 1923 2nd Ave. JAPAN AS SHE REALLY IS. Imitates American Culture Without Understanding It. Yone Noguchi, the celebrated young Japanese poet who for ten years resided in America and England, has lately re turned to Japan to lecture on American literature in a Japanese university. Writ ing from Tokio, he contributes to the National Magazine for August a scathing indictment of literary and educational conditions in his own country. In part he says: •'Our Japanese writers are working un der the most unfortunate conditions. They are not given a proper reading public as in America—or the 'western sea,' as we say In Japan. Strange to say, in spite of the wide Bproad report of the enlightened civilization of tlie Meija Era, the trutii is that not until lately is the general public beginning to recognize that culture, the feeding one’s thoughts nobly, or the un derstanding what is human kind,' is gained only through literature. ''Since the restoration (1867) Japan was put In a forge of change—the most sud den and tremendous revolution ever known in the history of the worid-whose tumult has not yet subsided. Spiritual peace is not yet attained. The builders of modern Japan, having been born in the disturbance of the destruction of the Tokugawa feudalism, did not get the per fect samurai education of gentleman s education of those days. They came to America instead. They saw and were astounded at the material civilization of telegraphs, steamers and machinery. “The real American culture they did not have time to fathom; the spiritual civili zation was a closed book. Only a few of them acquired superficial knowledge of Christianity, ‘swallowed it/ as we say col loquially. They hud neither the best of their ancestors’ culture nor could they grasp completely the best essence of American civilization. “Nevertheless, notwithstanding their poor equipment, these people formed the educational structure of Japan today, and they belong to what are termed our tip per classes. True literature they have always regarded as an imbecility. They are on speaking acquaintance with Shake speare, Thackeray, Dickens and Hugo. But they do not know that English liter ature is bullded on the Greek or Roman. They do not know any of the present writers or poets of England or America, and furthermore they know not one of their own. but they denounce, without the slightest investigation, the modern Japanese literature as inferior. “They have not read any of the best literature of our Japan of the early age, either; the books of Chikamatsu, of Sal kaku, of Genji or Makurasoshl. And as for the modern masters, the late Koyo Oaakl, Roban Koda and Ichtyo Higuchi, they never mention them. “And the people under forty as a read ing public? They also are a disappoint ment. And the source of the whole evil is in the flimsy education they have gained and are gaining. Our modem edu cation is far too hasty; our common high •chool has too many courses of useless study and lacks the most important one for the nourishment of the human mind. The students are then moved into the higher middle school, where they ore turned Into a specialty all at once and are not given time for general knowledge or for gaining cultivation worthy of a man. Then they enter the university, and with the exception of the students of the liter ary department, all show a terrible gap in human knowledge. As students of hu I inanity, history and general culture they i are poverty stricken. Their thoughts are $13.00 TO Kansas City AND RETURN i August 12th. i\ A* A ? Through Sleeping Car Daily >> J. W. GANN. C. P. A. Q, Birmingham. Ala. L --- not uplifting. Their ignorance of the purest literature lowers their ideals—all but obliterates them. They become the most uninteresting persons. The children of such fathers are bound to suffer. Ths family will be a tasteless gathering.” Passing of the Grandmother. From the Philadelphia Press. "It is because I was brought up so dif ferently that I can never accustom myself to accept co-education as a good thing for women." said Mrs. JefTerson Davis In a recent interview. "A woman's charm is In her very elu siveness, and the daily and familiar as sociation which co-education brings about between boys and girls is a serious draw back to the advantages college gives. The time will come when the equal advant ages for both will make co-education quite unnecessary. ‘‘Our grandmothers were quite ‘superior1 women. I think, for they were not rest less, anxious, nervous, fretful women— but, then, there are not grandmothers to day. Those who fill the position today are more learned than the grandmothers of my time—they spell better, perhaps— no," and Mrs. Davis paused. “I don't believe they do spell so well,” she added quickly, "for they were not taught to syllabise. It Is only those who went through r!a. be. bi. in the old blue back speller who can thoroughly appre ciate the power of letters. I do not think the 'picture' method is a good way to teach children to spell. "A great deal Is taught mechanically nowadays, and so much is given on which brain froce is scattered that little is left to learn any one thing perfectly and well.” dill Protected. From the Columbus Dispatch. The shade of Captain Kidd loomed up from the sands where his undiscovered gold was still burled. "Talk about chest protectors.” he re marked facetiously. ”1 think I should be awarded the prize. My chest has been protected for centuries and no one has been able to claim it yet." And drawing out several gold pieces he replaced the cover and went up to one of the beach hotels for a good time.