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COLLINS’ PRICES KEEP COLLINS’ CROWDED Seen Those Ladies’ $3.00 Shoes for $2.00 at Collins’? If so, you’re most probably the owner of a pair right now—They are the sort that are snapped up quickly by the public. This store doesn’t do things by halves when it makes an especial offer in or on any particular line of shoes, you can rest assured that it is wholly out of the ordinary from every standpoint—style, fit and quality. Those we tell of today are in plain Vici and Patent tips—the soles are m edium weight and are welts. There are two distinct styles in the lot.—They are regular $L00 quality, now for.$2.00. 1910 First Avenue The Big Birmingham, Ala. /nm motma* -~y Shoe Store. <.. .- - . - RECORD OF COURTS flentence was passed yesterday by Judge Weaver in the criminal court on four prisoners convicted during the week just closed, as follows: Charles Grim, larceny from a dwelling, two years In the coal mines; Fred Haw kins, assault with intent to murder, two years in the coal mines; Will James, for gery in the second degTce, two years in the coal mines; James Lawson, man slaughter in the first degree, nineteen months in the coal mines. The prisoners were turned over to the officers from the Pratt mines during the afternoon, and will at once begin serving their sentences. Sentence was not pronounced In the case of John William Lytle, convicted of for gery in the second degree, inasmuch as a motion for a new trial is to be made to the court. Monday will see the beginning of the first trial of capital cases for this term of court. On the docket in the first divi sion in whiofa the capital cases will be gj. """V . -A. A SKEPTIC CONVERTED WHAT A NEWSPAPER MAN HAS TO SAy ABOUT HIS VISIT TO JAMES' SANATORIUM. A Few Facts Picked Up by Him on the Grounds—How He Received the Quickest and Most Satisfactory Benefits—His Advice to Persons Contemplating Treatment. The following testimonial is from a man well and favorably known in news paper circles. He frankly acknowledges Lis skepticism and his convictions: •‘Mr. Charles B. Jamei^ James Sana torium, Memphis, Tenn.-Deur Sir: 1 have often thought that a few words from myself anent your Sanutroium and method of treatment for inebriates, etc., based upon my actual observation, would perhaps, be read by some of my many friends and acquaintances, both in Mem |mls and tlie surrounding country, and in fluence some of UioBe who do not lead the cleanly life. ‘‘1 spent one week at the James sana torium in August last, and went there « strong skeptic and disbeliever in both your treatment and medicine. While 1 was not a drunkard in the true sense of tiie word, yet I had been imbibing en tirely too much, and saw before me the road which leads to destruction if fol lowed. i suddenly made up my mind to gee you and give your treatment a fair trial, though 1 believed at the lime It Would weaken my will power. "Nevertheless, 1 resolved upon obey ing your rules and regulations, and Watch carefully the result, i found tas so many have said) the sanatorium beautifully gituated and very homelike, with quite a Sprinkling of people who stand well as tue world goes, comfortably installed and mi the road to health und, let us hope, "wisdom. "My attention was called to your printed rules, and care was taken to in form me how Important it was to obey tnem, observing the hour for treatment, the prohibition of tobacco twenty minutes before and after treatment hours, and at cnee saw the feasibility and obeying them. "1 reached there at 5:3U on a Satur day afternoon, took one drink that same flight, and have not touched a drop since; end it has been some time since 1 took treatment. “1 felt the Invigorating benefits of the treatment, much to my surprise, the sec ond day after my arrival, and in stead of the will power weakening, I felt It growing stronger constantly, my bodily health making long leaps toward a nor mal condition, until at the end of the week I found I had Increased in weight six pounds, and whs practically fitted to take up the lines of business. I am el ways willing to be convinced of an error of Judgment, and I all the more cheer fully give you and tho public this testi monial in your favor. 1 now feel In the same condition 1 did before i ever touched intoxicating fluids, with no desire for It. and enjoying good health. A good many people think it a disgrace to take the treatment. I must confess that I was In the same category, but I know now the disgrace lies In getting into such e condition as to necessitate the treat ment; the latter is really the 'oasis' in the desert. “Now I feel confident that If any one <be he Jew or Gentile) goes there In the right spirit, and places himself unre servedly in the hands of your most cour teous and efficient corps of physicians, lie Will come away .feeling as lie did before the drop of liquor ever passed ills lips - (Handing upright before hi* fellow man, }iis equal in all respects—and, *u new in dividual/ 1 know of no other method of treatment that accomplishes so much. Very sincere ly your. “C. M. BEDFORD. “Memphis, Tenn." JAMBS' HOME REMEDIES. For Whisky, Beer or Wine.$12.50 f For Cigars or Cigarettes. o.oo For Tobacco or Snuff. 6.00 All specially prepared Hypodermic In ternal Remedies for the cure*of Drug Addictions of all kinds, and will send free samples to drug users securely I packed with nothing on package to in Idioste contents. Send for literature, testimonials, etc. Chas. R James or James Sanatorium, Memphis. Tenn.; Chas. C. James or Jgnres Sanatorium, ft&lMOUrt Trust Bulltffng* Jt. Routs, Mo. f ■V. \ tried are the following cases set for Mon day: Will Turner, murder; Lizzie Bowen, alias Bowers, murder; Jim Walker. Sr., and Jim Walker, Jr., murder; John Raper, two Indictments for robbery, and James Raper, robbery. The following cases are set for* trial Monday in the second division of the criminal court: Estelle Harvey, assault and battery with a weapon; Rosa Ja-ckson, assault and battery; Will Jackson, assault and battery; Alice Williams, assault and bat tery; Charles W. Cox, petit larceny; Jor dan Dillard, abusive language; Ruby Ramsey, abusive language; Metro Smen, abusive language; Mortimer W. Staton, pointing a pistol; N. A. Staton, assault with a weapon; Mortimer W. Staton, abu sive language; Miss Ida Holbrook, abusive language; Charles Holbrook, abusive language. Attorneys J. R. Montgomery and M. L. Ward, representing the Alabama Lumber company, yesterday filed a motion for a new trial In the case of Zeke Ross against that company. The verdict in the case had been rendered in favor of the plain tiff for $420.85,, and in their motion the movers alleged that one of the jurors, giving his name, was Intoxicated when the verdict was rendered, and was unable to properly care for the interests of both parties in the suit. The court took up the matter at once. The Juror in question was questioned by the court and testified that on the day mentioned ho had taken two drinks be cause of a heavy cold, but he was not drunk. Two other members of the Jury, (J. H. Estes and Lewis Minor, testified that the juror was intoxicated at the time the verdict was reached. Judge Coleman took the matter under advisement and will probably hand down a decision Mon day. A non-suit was taken by the plaintiff in the case of W. O. Landing vs. the Industrial Finance and Trust company, In the circuit court yesterday. A transcript in the case of Solomon Mines vs. the Empire Plow company was completed In the circuit court yesterday. The case will be transferred to the Uni ted States circuit court. Judge Ferguson In the city court over ruled motions for new trials in the cases of Mrs. Molly Wright vs. the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company and of A. J. Wheeler vs. the Tutwller Coal, Coke and Iron company. A judgment by agreement was reached In the case of Jerry Wright vs. the At lanta and Birmingham Air Line railroad, in favor of the plaintiff. The following new suits were filed In the city court yesterday: Mrs. M. E. Hawkins vs. the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company, for $15.UU0 for damages alleged to have been sustained by being thrown to the floor of a car of defendant company Novem ber 17, 1905. J. J. B. McElreth vs. P. E. Bostics, damages for $6000 for Injuries alleged to have been received because of a pile of stone and earth left by defendant In First alley, between Nineteenth and Twen tieth streets. William M. Mullen vs. the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company, for $10,000 damages, the petitioner alleging that he was employed as a motorman by the defendant company and was injured while at work, a freight train having struck ills car. Charles T. Lehman v». W. B. Copeland, for $G0 on notes. Frederick Moesser & Co. vs. J. Black & Sons, for $0981, alleged to be due on account of a contract. The following cases are on docket of the city court for Monday: First Division— Amos Horton vs. the Western Union Telegraph company; Carry Bradford et al vs. Margaret Wilson et al; P. H. Jenkins vs. the Sloss-Slieffleld Steel and Iron company; B. B. Comer vs. James Ford et al; William Dawson vs. Birmingham Hallway, Bight and Power company; John R. Montgomery vs. the Birmingham Railway, Bight and Power company; H. B. Journalman vs. R. A. May & Co. et al; W. K. Jordan vs. Tom Kenslord & Bro., et al; W. T. Chapman vs. the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Rail road company; D. J. DeVenyns vs. the Sloss-Slieffleld Steel and Iron company. Second Division—Alonzo K. Arnold va the** Hloss-Sheffleld Steel and Iron com pany; E. B. Hayes vs. the Birmingham Railway, Right and Power company; Johu j. Gilmore vs. Buuls Hart; Caldwell-Wat son Foundry and Machine company vs. R. d. Stewart, administrator; William B. Ansley vs. the Birmingham Railway, Right and Power company; John Riley vs. the Tutwller Coal, Coke and Jiwn com pany; E. V. Franklin pro ami va. Bir mingham Railway, Right and Power com* pany; Frank J. Barfield vs. the United States Fidelity and Guarantee company; Carl Buster pro ami vs. the Birmingham Hallway, Bight and Power company; E. D. Sci. km vs. W. T. Terry; Birmingham Paint and Glass company vs. John S. Kennedy et al. The following cases are on the docket of the circuit court for Monday: TV. R. Hicks vs. the Southern Railway oompany; William Williams vs. the South ern Railway company; Paulino McClure et al. v». the Tennessee CoaJ, Iron and Railroad company; Janeway & Carpen ter va Fred Wehage; 8. Frank Cornelius vs. the Birmingham Water Works com pany; Steiner Bros, va R. W. Smith; Steiner Bros. vs. W. E. Leadford; B. A. Bonnet vs. the Birmingham Railway, Light and’Power company; R. O. HaJey vs. the Western Union Telegraph com pany; B. M. Crenshaw vs. Maysle L. Young. The following business was transacted in the chancery court yesterday: Birmingham Trust and Savings com pany vs. E. C. Martin et al., decree con firming the register's report and ordering the distribution of the money In the hands of the trustee, the plaintiff In the ac tion. Robert E. Boyle vs. Elizabeth Salter et al., decree reviving the suit In the name of the administrators. Robert E. Boyle vs. Tutwiler Cool, Coke and Iron company, decree reviving the suit In the name of ths administrators. Robert E. Boyle va A. N. Hamaker, decree reviving the suit In the name of the administrators. Robert E. Boyle vs. the Sloes-Shaffield Ivon and Steel company, decree reviving the suit In the name of the administra tors. Edgar L. Adler vs. Charles A. Schaef fer et al.. decree establishing the title of certain real estate lit the complain ant. W. A. Reed vs. Priscilla Coleman et al.. decree striking out the p ^ » of the de fendants. The following matters will be taken up In the chancery court Monday: John H. Wallace vs. Sarah Newberry, Mayor and Aldermen of Blrmnigham vs. the Birmingham Water Works company. Licenses to marry were Issued at the probate court yesterday to the following persons. C. \V. Evans and Miss Mabel Page; Fred L. McDougnl! and Miss Mattie Lou Carroll; Waller Johnson and Miss Mary E. Yarbor; J. M. Thomas and Miss Llney Bolin. “THE TENDERFOOT.” Large Company at the Jefferson Is Without Vocal Ability. It is a pity that such a produotlon as that of “The Tenderfoot," which was seen at the Jefferson theatre yesterday marred by a lack of voice ability in the company. The chorus was large, the girls attractive, sprightly and prettily gowned and the scenery excellent, but there was no one to sing the tuneful music of "The Tenderfoot.” The piece depends largely upon the catchy music which Richard Carle has written for tt and the comedy of one character, that of Prefessor Pettlbone. Several of the song numbers are ex ceptionally pleasing, among them. “My Alamo Love,” which la oertainly one of the prettiest songs ever sung in musical comedy. Well rendered, tihls song la worthy of repeated encores, but It fell rather flat last night. The weight of the performance, as Is usually the caae In. musical comedies sent down south, rested on the shoulders of one star, Max Flgman, who acquitted himself handsomely. Mr. Flgman Is a clever and droll comedian, who made the best of his opportunities as a peda gogue In title wild and wooly west. His quiet vein of humor was Irresistible and his dancing was a feature that helped out the performance wonderfully. Miss Ruth White was billed as a co-star, but did not display marked vocal or histrlonlo ability. The only talent In addition to that of Mr. Flgman and Miss White, was displayed by H. B. Williams and Ktta Lockhart. In a grotesque dancing special ty. Louise Brackett as Sally, the inald, was pretty and chic, but could not sing. The company was unusually large: In fact It is one of the largest musical comedy organisations which has visited Birmingham recently and it was remark able that among a stage full of people ability to <lo something was so conspic uously lacking. Well sung “The Tender foot" Is a delightful affair. No fault could be found with the produotlon but the performance failed to arouse the enthu siasm that such an attractive musical play deserves. The Kidneys When they are weak, tor pid, or stagnant, the whole system suffers. Don't neg lect them at this time, but heed the warning of the aching back, the bloated face, the sallow complexion, the urinary disorder, and begin treatment at once with Hood’sSarsaparilla which contains the best and safest curative substances. For testimonials of remarkable cares •end for Book on Kidneys, No. a C. L Hood Co.. Lowed. Most. MANAGERS OF MERCV HOME HOLD MEETING Average of Sixty Children in Home for Year THE RECEIPTS ARE $3135 0 President’s Report Makes Recommend ations—Indiscriminate Giving Not Charity—Dr. J. R. 8mlth'a Bequest of $5000. The annual meeting of the board of managers of the Mercy Home, which was held at the Home Tuesday afternoon, was unuauallly Interesting, particularly owing to the fact that the reports of the of ficers and ooromlttees showed that the re sults of the work accomplished last year were far greater than ever before. The report of the committee on admis sions showed that the Home had oared for more persons last year than In any years in the past, and that the average was about sixty, although at times it was greater than that The general character of the work re mains unchanged. Many children were shown to have been placed In permanent homes, situations were obtained for tem porary admissions, children of working mothers cared for, mothers advised and encouraged, some remaining in the Home if necessary until suitable work could be found for them. Christmas Dinner. One regrettable feature of the Christ mas celebration was that thers were no donations of supplies for the dinner. The children had dolls and toys, but ths feast was forgotten. The house committee and the clothing committee reported many do nations, many new names showing an In creased Interest in the work. Attention was called to the fact that the kindergarten was now a permanent fea ture of the work, and was of groat ben efit to the children. The treasurer’s report showed the re ceipts for the year amounted to 33135.89. With an average family of sixty, this shows that the expense per capita Is less than 35 monthly, sustaining the record already made for careful and painstaking as well as economical administration. President's Report. The following are extracts from the re port of the president: "To an Institution that has learned most of Its lessons by experlenoe, each succes sive year marks some changes and should Indicate progress and Improvement. "The change of policy at the beginning of the year, making the Home chiefly a Children's Home, has relieved the admin istration of various problems that were a constant source of perplexity, and In many ways It has proved a wise move. It should not be forgotten, however, that this move has increased the expenses. "The question that should be upper most in our minds is, How can we pro vide for dependent children In an Insti tution with the least harm to them, morally and ethically, or as has been said, How can we develop in a dependent child a spirit of independence? "One agency that Is employed to this end Is keeping the children of school age In the public schools. Another Is Industrial training. Each child must have certain duties to perform in the general work. A sewing class Is conducted regularly, and a class In domestlo economy will be started as soon as a room can be properly equipped. A generous donation has been received for this purpose. Bequest of Dr. Smith. "During the past year. Dr. Joseph R. Smith bequeathed to the home the sum of $5000, the first legacy it has ever re ceived. It Is not expected tills money or any part of It will bo used for cur rent expenses, but that It shall be ap plied to permanent Improvements and as a nucleus for the Industrial home. "A called meeting of the board will be held February 6. the birthday of Dr. Smith, and suitable resolutions In memory of Its first benefactor will be presented." Mrs. Spencer devoted some time to urg ing that steps be taken for the organiza tion Of a central body which .shall In spect the workings of all charitable bodies which receive appropriations from the city or the county. This central board should be appointed by the mayor, and should be composed of practical men and woman who have had experience In charitable affairs. Indiscriminate Giving. Mrs. Spencer called attention to the fact that Indiscriminate giving Is not charity, but really tends to work against real charily. Organized charity, that which gives more than mere food, is the condition to be obtained, and she urged that it could be obtained only through some central governing board. The election of officers resulted In all the old officers being retained. Mrs. P. B. Spencer has been president since the Ihome was started, and the other offi cers are Mrs. William Redd and Mrs. A. N. Ballard, vice presidents, Mrs. W. 1,. Murdock, secretary, and Mrs. James Wolsel, treasurer. Show Window Exhibitions. H. F. Baldwin of St. I-/ouls has been giv ing a aerie* of remarkable exhibitions In the window of Blach's department store for the past few days. Mr. Baldwin style* himself a "human dummy." and when he Is posing it Is difficult to tell whether he Is a real man or an automaton. Mr. Baldwin poses for an hour at a time and successfully preserves the rigidity of every muscle. The exhibitions attracted much atten tion, and there was speculation at times ns to whether a man or a wax figure oc cupied the window. Although efforts were made to distract Mr. Baldwin's attention, none succeeded. A standing offer was made to any one who could make Mr. Baldwin laugh or hat an eyelid while giving his performance. No one was able to earn the money. •50 REWARD Far return of gold chain and locket, set with solitaire dia mond. Lost Sunday, Jan. 7th. Mrs. F. W. Keuldin, care Age-Herald. $50.00 given away in the Knowledge contest Watoh for it THE OLDEST MAN IN AMERICA .Escaped the Terrors of '• Many Winters By Using Pe-ru-na. "jEAttribyte.Hty Extrente Old Age to the Use yfPe-rU' wa." Mr. Isaac Brock, II7 Years Old Last Birthday ISAAC BROCK, a citizen of McLen nan county, Texas, has lived for 117 years. For many years he resided at Bosque Falls, eighteen miles west of Waco, but now lives with his son-in-law at Valley Mills, Texas. Some time ago, by request, Uncle Isaac came to Waco and sat for his picture, holding In his hand a stick cut from the grave of General Andrew Jackson. Mr. Brock Is a dignified old gentleman, showing few signs of decrepitude. His family Bible is still preserved, and It shows that the date of his birth was written 117 years ago. Born before the United States were formed. Saw 22 Presidents elected. Pe-ru-na has protected him from all sudden changes. Veteran of four wars. Shod a horse when 99 years old. Always conquered the grip with Pe-ru-na. Witness in a land suit at the age of 110 years. Believes Pe-ru-na the greatest remedy of the age for catarrhal troubles. j N speaking of hla good health and * extreme old age, Mr. Brock says; "After a man has lived In the world as long as I have, he ought to have found out a great many things by experlenoe, I think I have done so. "One of the things I have found out to my entire satisfaction la the proper thing for ailments that are due di rectly to the effects of the climate. For 117 years I have withstood tho changeable climate of the United States. "I have always bean a very healthy man. but. of course, subject to the atten tions which are due to sudden chances In the climate and temperature. During my long life I have known a great many remedies for coughs, colds and diarrhoea. "As for Dr. Hartman's remedy, Pe runa, I have found It to be the beat, If not the only, reliable remedy for these affections. It has been my stand by for many years/ and I attribute my good health and extreme old age to thla remedy. "It exactly meets all my requirements. It protects me from the evil effects of sudden changes! It keeps me In good ap petite; It gives me strength; It keeps my blood In good circulation. I have come to rely upon It almost entirely for the marly little things for which I need med icine. "When epidemics of la grippe first be gan to make their appearance In this country I was a sufferer from this dis ease. “I had several long sieges with the grip. At first I did not know that ^runa waa a remedy for thle disease. When I heard that la grippe was epi demic catarrh, I tried Peruna for la grippe and found It to be Just tho thing.’1 In a later letter, Mr. Brock writes: "I am well and feeling as well as I have for years. The only thing that bothers me Is my sight. If I could see better I could walk all over the farm, and It would do me good. I would not be with out Peruna." Tours truly. When old age comes. It brlnrs witti It catarrhal diseases. Bystemlo catarrh la almost universal In old people. This ex plains why Peruna has become so Indis pensable to many old people Mr. S. D. Foss, 11« S. K., «tt> street, Minneapolis, Minn., writes: “I wish to congratulate you on your medicine Peruna. “X am an old man, 81 years of age I have been a sufferer of catarrh of the stomach for over two years, but since I have commenced to take your remedy I have been steadily Improving until now I can safely say I feel no more of my old trouble.” Ask your Druggist for free Peruna Almanac for 1906 SPECTATORS CHEER AS HADLEY FLAYS ROGERS (Continued from First Page) Justice said there was some doubt when the question of materiality was before the supreme court of Missouri, and that the issue before him depended upon the settling of this doubt. Mr. Curtis there upon asked permission to file on Monday a copy of the record of the proceedings before the Missouri court to substantiate the claim of the defense that this ques tion is before the Missouri court. Mr. Rogers' counsel asked that in the further examination of witnesses before Commis sioner Sanborn, no questions should be asked bearing on the point in doubt until after Us settlement, and Attorney Gen eral Hadley agreed to this. The hearing was then adjourned until Monday. Taking of Testimony Resumed. New York, January 13.—The taking of I testimony for use In the Missouri courts In the attempt of that state to oust the Standard Oil company of Indiana, the Waters-Pierco Oil company and the Re public Oil company from doing business In Missouri was resumed today. Attorney General Hadley of Missouri announced that H. Clay Pierce, of the Waters-Pieree company, had agreed to appear in tb© state of Missouri to have his deposition taken in the case at any time Mr. Hadley wishes. Francis D. Car ley, formerly of the ^Tiess-Carley com pany of Louisville, was present under subpoena. D. H. D. Read was the first witness called. He is q. farmer and said that one time he was connected with the Standard Oil company. He was asked what his con- ! nactlon had been. Frank Hagerman, of counsel for the oil companies, objected. Mr. Read answrered that he had been an accountant, superintendent of a refinery and a traveling auditor. He said he had j been employed by Wade Hampton. He did I not know by which Standard Oil com pany Mr. Hampton was employed. On three separate occasions the witness I said he audited the books of the Waters ! Pierce OH company in St. Louis, at the ! order of Wade Hampton. He reported the size of the first audit to W. T. McKee at 26 Broadway. On the second auditing he reported to Mr. White, also at 2G | Broadway. “Did Mr. McKee afterwards become an officer of the Republic Oil company?” Mr. Hadley asked. “He did," replied Mr. Read. Rogers Asks to Make Statement. At tills Juncture It was announced that Mr. Rogers wished to come In and an swer certain questions which he had pre viously refused to answer. Mr. Rogers then took the stand. He had been asked, he said, whether ho had In 190* any business transactions with H. Clay Pierce, whereby he had secured for himself or the Standard Oil company the stock of the Waters-Plerce company. ■'I refused on the advice of counsel solely.” Bald Mr. Rogers, “and I am now Informed that this refusal may. Injure Mr. Pierce. I wish to state that neither In 1904 nor at any time did I have such transaction with Mr. Pierce.” Mr. Rogers was ordered to return at the /next meeting. Francis D. Carley was the next wit- 1 ness. He said he had been connected with the firm of Chess-Carlev company of Louisville, Ky.. trading In oil throughout the southern states. He purchased the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Tank line, taking stock in the old Watera-Plercs Oil company. In payment and he thought rtint the Chess-Carley corporation had about 6600 scares of stock In the Wa ters-Pleree company. He sold Ills Interest In the Chess-Carley company In 1S87 to parties at 26 Broadway. He said he talk ed with John D. Archbold, but could not recall who was the actual pur chaser. Mr. Carley then said that he had bought the Missouri. Kansas and Texas Tank lines after visiting John D. Rock efeller in Cleveland and finding that Mr. Rockefeller would sell him oil. On cross-examination, he explained that CUNNINGHAM ENDORSES STATE COMMITTEE’S WORK “Considered as a whole, I endorse the ; work of the democratic state executive committee. I am. speaking generally, well satisfied with the primary election plan adopted by the committee.” That is what Lieutenant Governor R. M. Cunningham said yesterday, in comment ing on the primary election plan that was adopted Tuesday last at Montgomery by the democratic state executive commit tee. Beyond making that brief statement Dr. Cunningham was not Inclined to discuss the subject He said that later he might give out a more elaborate statement of hla views regarding It, pointing out ths features that he unreservedly oommends as well as the features which he thinks might have been Improved. Dr. Cunningham Is at his home in Ens ley where he has been for several weeks engrossed In the practice of his profes sion. He Is svldently regarding the poli tical outlook with complacency. the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Tank line consisted of a few tank line oars on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas rail road. Stenographer Tells His Experience. Albert A. Smith, who said he was a stenographer, employed In the Hall of Records of New York city, was a wit ness. He said he had been employed at 26 Broadway from 1903 to 1905. As a sten ographer In the office of W. E. Bemls ■he received dictation of letters addressed to bot'h the Waters-Pierce company and the Republic Oil company, concerning the usual, general and ordinary conduct of the business. He never allowed, the wit ness stated, the names of either com pany to appear in the carbon copies of the letters. This was acoomplished, he explained by covering up that portion of the letter where the name appeared by placing a separate piece of paper un der the name. On cross-examination Mr. Smith admit ted that he had been discharged by the Standard OH company. "Why?” asked Attorney Hagerntan. "I won’t tell that to any one,” replied the witness. Then he added: "You get Bemls to tell you why. He’ll tell you." An adjournment was then taken until January 30 at which time Attorney Gen eral Hadley and the oil companies’ law yers will return to New York. Pierce Makes It Strong. New York. January 13.—H. Clay Pierce of the Waters-Pierce Oil company. Issued a statement tonight supplementing Mr. Rogers' testimony today that he had no business dealings with Mr. Pleroe In the year 1904. Mr. Pierce says: "In addition to Mr. Rogers’ amended answer, I may add that I did not In the year 1904, nor at any other time, have any business transactions with Hanry H. Rogers, or with the Standard OU com pany of New Jersey of the Standard Oil company of Indiana, or any other Stand ard Oil company, or with any Individual or bank or other corporation or any one representing or on behalf of any Sandard Oil company whereby Henry H. Rogers, or any Standard Oil company, or corpora tion received from me or otherwise ob tained any of my shares of stock In, or other evidence of my ownership of the Waters-Pierce Oil company.” Government’s Motion Sustained. Savannah, Ga., January IS.—The motion of the government to quash the pleas of t'he defendants engaged the court today In the trial of the Greene atidw Gaynor case. The court sustained the motion of the government and the pleas were dis missed. The defendants contended that the jury commissioners were improperly selected and that the grand Jury which returned the new Indictments were Im properly drawn. CaSBlnl Represents Russia. Washington, January 18.—It Is learned here that Count Cassini, Russian ambas sador at Madrid, will represent Russia at the Moroccan conference. STEEL BLANGE, BULLETIN Effective January 1st, every foundry in the United States advanced prices on all stoves and ranges from 10 to 20 per cent Think what that means in the price of a a range. We have a limited num ber of ranges in stock which we will sell at the old prices. For instance, the Matchless Range shown herewith with 6 No. 8 holes, 17 x 22 inch oven, high closet with a writ ten ) years guarantee for I $28.00. Be wise and buy f before the advance. S. SPIRO, The Stove Man.