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Double sole, calf lined, anti-wet, cold proof Cjff and water proof— } Porter, Neel & Co.. Birmingham. H. J. Porter Co-, Augusta Jos. N. Neel Co-, Macon. Twice tire Shoes Sold Shoe sales actually doubled over last year. And where you find sales doubled and double again, the,re will you find energy and efficiency doubled and re doubled. Good shoes have done all this. Boydens, the best shoe made for man. $5, $6 and $7. 1922 First Ave. KILLED TRYING TO BURGLARIZE STORE TWO WELL KNOWN MEN AT HAR GROVE FIRE ON MISCREANTS WITH FATAL EFFECT—NEWS OF CENTREVILLE. Centreville. January 15.—(Special.)—At Hargrove, in Bllib county, a white man by the name of Sewell was killed by either Fred Derrlcott, superintendent of the mines at Hargrove, or by a man named Franklin, who is depot agent at Hargrove. The killing occurred about 1 o'clock Sunday morning. Derrlcott and Franklin discovered two men trying to burglarise the store at Hargrove and shot at them, killing the man Sewell in stantly; the other man ran under the store house and remained there until day All over Europe tire public |is taking hold of its own street cars, gas, water, electricity, rail - roads, telegraphs, tele phones, and even mines; mak ing money; and giving the people a square deal. Why not in America ? Are Europeans better and smarter ’than we? Is that ideal too good for us ? Read Russell’s “Soldiers of Ithe Common Good”—a lively and dramatic fact-story of real life in Everybody’s for January. Ererybody'* Mapudne t$ cemts *1-5® » 7ear Sawltl rwMestatlTM wmote. for BrerjWW* Uazozloe to towoo irhooo tbo»« »ro oo doolora DLOOD POISON : ■ Either primary, secondary or tertiary, producing ■V Copper colored Spots, Pimples, Sore Throat, Aches, Old Sores, Ulcers, Mucous Patches in month,Hair or Eyebrows falling out, etc., quickly, posh tlvely^nd forever cured by the wonderful Herbal is Com pound, a few weeks’ use or which makes a dean, healtliy being, after complete failure with the Hot Hpringi and other treatment. Full Information, and a DOttlC for trial, sent free of charge to all sufferers. Address, rrof. F. C. jrOWJLUJt&a New London, Conn. DRS. DOZIER & DOZIER MEDICO-SURGICAL AND ELEG TRO-THERAPEUTIC IN8TI TLTE, 117Vi N- Twenty-flret Street. BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. I Dw O. % > Do*l«r. Dr. Byron Doiler. I A strictly high-class Institute for the scientific treatment of all Chronic, Nervous. Blood. Skin. Rectal, Female and Genito-Urinary diseases. Deform l (ties. Tumors, Stiff Joints, Cancer, ( Lupus. Malignant Ulcere. Rheuma tism. Tuberculosis and Consumption. Hemorrhoids, Varlcoenln, Hernia and Venereal dleeaaee of every name, nature, form and character are also treat ed, and a legal guar antee of Cure will Be Given In every Case. Our equipment, consisting of well kept prescription department. X-Ray. Violet Ray. Static and Oalvano-Far adlc apparatus, Super-Heated Air. Arc Light Cabinet, Bnrka Nebulizer (id Qgone Inhalation for nose, throat and lungs, and a thoroughly equipped Burglcal Department, modern and up to-date In every particular, give us a prestige over all competitors In A>s bama In our special line of practice. ; CORRESPONDENCE INVITED Consultation and examination free. Terms liberal and confidence held Inviolate. Office hours ( a. m. to 7 p. m. Sundays, g a. m. to 1 p. m. A FEW CF MANY ENDORSE MENTS FROM THE PRESS: The l.lrmlngh-m Ledger: Drs. Do zier are without doubt the best known specialists In the South, snd their fame Is due entirely to their great skill. The Birmingham News: Both Drs O. T. and Byron Dozier are reliable I and experienced physicians and sur geons. who deserve the great success which has been am. Is thelra. Age-Hearld: Drs. Dozier's long standing and approved ahllltlea en title them to the proud distinction of standing at the head of their prafes light the next morning, when it was dis covered that he was Ed Rielly, a young man of Hargrove. Derricott and Frank lin were arrested, charged with man slaughter, and Rielly was arrested charged with burglary. All of the par ties were carried to Blocton and a pre liminary trial had. The bonds of Derri cott and Franklin were fixed at $1000, and the bond of Rielly was fixed at $300 for his appearance at the next term of circuit court. A negro by the name of George James shot and painfully wounded another ne gro by the name of Will James, at this place late Sunday afternoon. The negroes claim that the shooting was an accident, but the general supposition is that they had a row’ over a crap game. Sheriff Crawford this morning arrested George James and placed 'him in jail. He is charged with an assault with a weapon. The next term of circuit court of Bibb county w’ill have quite a number of mur der cases for trial, as the crime of mur der seems to be on the increase in Bibb county. Sheriff Crawford now has confined in the county jail about fourteen prisoners, most of whom are charged with felonies. Troops Were Not Necessary. Jackson. Miss.. January 15.—(Special.) — The little town of Boonville, in the north eastern portion of the state, tried its best to stir up some excitement Satur day night. It seems that one. negro mur dered another, and there was talk there of a lynching, the dead negro being a prominent member of his race. The long distance telephone was called into requi sition and the governor’s office was com municated with. The town had an idea it was in for a littla exhibition of law lessness. and wanted the national guard called out to protect the prisoner. Gov ernor Vardanian was not in Jackson, but his private secretary got his ear, and explained the situation. Other talk with Boonville followed, and the consequence was that the governor did not call on the troops. Ask for Receivers. Huntsville. January 15.—(Special.)—Na than. Plaut & Co. of Cincinnati have petitioned the referee in bankruptcy in the United States court here to place the Tuscumbia Mercantile company of Tuscumbia, Ala., in bankruptcy. The company recently made an assignment to its creditors, naming N. P. Tompkins as assignee, and scheduling its liabilities at 514,000, its assets being estimated at $8000. This failure was a surprise. The com pany was organised and incorporated with a capital stock of $10,000, S. P. Cohen being secretary and general manager. Drops Dead at the Well, Meridian, Miss., January 15.—(Special.)— A negro named Salone, 35 years old, dropped dead this afternoon while cleaning out a well near the insane hospital. He had Just drawn a fellow worker from the well, the latter stepping to solid ground as Salome staggered several feet off and fell prone upon the ground. He was dead before assistance reached him. The coro ner found death due to heart failure. A PLAIN STATEMENT. Quality of Beer Depends Upon Superi ority of Materials, Treatment and Maturity. Purity is a universal essential In all beers. The observance of cleanliness and sterilization will secure it. Healthfulness, combined with flavor and i taste, constitutes real quality, and these are impossible without the very best ma I terlals and the highest order of treat I ment. This Is w'hat science and experi | ence teach. Quality, depending upon the character of materials and the methods employed, is I the real goal for competition among brew ers. Materials: To provide the public with a really good, palatable and wholesome beer of the highest quality', we use the best barley malt, the highest grade hops, superior yeast, and in our pale beers a small percentage of rice. In all our beers we use the best and purest materials, re gardless of cost. Corn we never use, although It Is not ! excluded by authority, and has the ad vantage of cheapness. We use no sub stitute of any kind to reduce our expense We spare neither money nor care to forti fy and increase our well-earned and long established reputation. Treatment and Maturity: We employ only the most modern methods In brewing; our latest acquisition being 200 glass-lined steel tanks made by the Pfaudler com pany of Rochester, N. Y. The beer, after leaving the brew kettles, Is conveyed to glass-enameled fermenting vats. After fermentation it is lagered (aged) from four to five months in the glass lined steel tanks ^before It is bottled; thus ab solute purity of our beer is insured, be cause It is in glass from the time it is ! brewed until It is consumed. Our present storing capacity of 600,000 barrels Is more I than that of any other two breweries in the world. j These facilities enable us to age our j beer the length of time necessary to guar | antee its purity and maturity—not in printers’ ink—but in fact. 1 For these reasons Budweiser, the King j of Bottled Beers, must and does command j a higher price than any other beer, and i at the same time has a greater sale than j all other bottled beers. I Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass’n, St. Louis, U. S. A. Hot Clam Bioth with gem mae clam. Black Cat Bar. $50.09 girea away in the Knowledge Contest Watch dor it GOVERNOR SAVES PRISONERS LIFE Commutes the Sentence to Life Imprisonment DELEGATES ARE APPOINTED Sugar Cane Growers Will Assemble In Mobile on February 7, 8 and 9, and South Alabama Will Have a Strong Representation. Montgomery, January 15.—(Special.)— The governor has commuted to life sen tence of James Summerville, sentenced to be hanged at Brewlon next Friday, to life imprisonment. Sommerville killed i nnother negro. Strawberry Goodlett, in j a game of craps some time since. Many j of the best people of tlie county asked the j governor to make the penalty life impris onment instead of death. The commis sioners of the cqunty and many of the other officers asked that clemency be granted. It was held by some that the negro is j not mentally bright, and. the governor says, “the very best people in Brew'ton and Escambia county, including county officers, ministers of the gospel, physi cians and merchants, unite in asking that tlie sentence be commuted. The i lea of insanity did not get to the jury cr the result, t-he board of pardons is led to believe, might have been different. His volunteer friends only ask that the negro be given the poor privilege of a life time in the penitentiary. It Is or dered that his sentence be commuted to life imprisonment in the penitentiary.” The governor has under consideration now the cases of Will Johnson of Eto wah, a negro, and Robert Wates, a white man of Marshall, both sentenced to hang February 9. Capital Commission. The first meeting of t'ho new year of the Alabama capitol building commis sion was held this afternoon in the office of the governor. All were present save Treasurer J. Craig Smith. It was the first meeting attended by Judge J. M. Carmichael, the new auditor. Among the questions taken up were the , painting of the building and the addi- j tional filling in of the low places on the J lot. There wras an informal discussion 1 of the Improvement of the capitol as a i whole, but nothing came of it. It was re ported that the painting and other things of t'he kind now in progress would be finished in thirty days. The question of improving the capitol has hung fire for some months. It is not known when something will be done to wards getting started. The Cane Growers. The governor today appointed delegates to the convention of the Inter-State Cane Growers, to be held in the city of Mo bile February 7. 8 and 9. This convention of last year was held in Montgomery and attracted many of the leading men of the south. Inasmuch as the Governor did not have the postofflce addresses of very many of these delegates, they were not notified direct, and the newspapers in the coun ties in which the respective delegates live are requested to publish the list of the delegates from their counties. Very few delegates are appointed from North Alabama, but the Governor will be glad to supplement this list by nam ing any gentleman who cares to go. Those named are: Autauga County—.J B. Colson, J. W. Young, McQueen Smith, C. E. Thomas. J. M. Russell, H. H. Booth, J. A. Wilkin son, S. C. Howard, M. G Prather, T. Gresham, W. N. Gaines. Baldwin County—E. Smith, R. I. Kente, Dr. H. S. Greene, J. B. Foley, A. F. Cory, G P. Goodhue, D. Muir, O. Williams, P. W. Paulson, George Knowles, A. Swift, J. G Crouch, F. S. Bryers, G. M. Ban croft, E. A. Bemis, A. Jung, W. KIdwell, W. J. Wiggins. C. Anderson. C. J. Swen sen, S. Yarnelle, H. W. Linn, G Barkley, J. Praeger. Bullock County—R. E. Wright, S. P. Rainer, I. F. Culver, S. T. Frazer, J. A. Weems, D. C. Turnipseed, C. R. Hall, H. F. Pickett. J. M. Feegln, E. Cartledge Butler County—G. S. Eazenby, D. II. Rouse. J. P. Benson, C. Carnathan, A. G. Winkler. J. C. McClure, W. H. Shanks, A. J. Odom, J. A, Simmons, R. G. Shanks. Chambers County—J. J. Robinson, J., J. T. Reverett, J. D. Harris, W. C. Thomas, H. W. Williamson, D. W. Bullard. G. A. Smith. J. E. McGlown, W. E. Coggin, W. G Baird. Barbour County—Robert Wlnthrop, H.' Rampley. James Hortman, H. Hawkins, M. C. Bell, Jason J. Walker, W. M. Wood, J. H. Reeves, W. H. Foy, Z. W. Middle brooks, George Bryant, A. G Martin, B. F. Gong. Chilton County—F. A. Gulledge. J. N. Dennis, M. H. Conwny, J. H. Thomas, J. W. Hawkins, M. F. Rett, J. E. Robinson, W. R. Hunnleutt, W. W. Gray, J. G. Winslow. T. U. Crumpton. Choctaw County—A. I. DuBose, G. W. Can She Save Them 7 < Many a pool nother who feels hat those she olds most pre cious are gradu ally slipping away from her over tne terrlblo precipice of disease, would be thank ful to know what Doctor Pierce’s wonderful "Golden Medical Discovery” has done to restore thousands of weak and wasted chll dren to complete rounded, rosy, healthy, activity and life. "Five year* ago this last fall I was taken down with a fever and was very bad for several months." writes Mrs. Henrietta Bell, of Diamond. Ohio. She continues: " Finally recovered from the fever, then my lungs became very bad. Tho doctor said I had consumption, and that he had done all he could for me. and be did not Chink that I could get well. My case was a very danger ous one. Became very weak, had night sweats. also a very bad cough, night and day. At times would spit blood. I felt as though n.y time on earth would bo short. Requested my husband to get me a bottle of Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery, and perhaps It would help me. Before I had taken one bottle my cough was almost gone. The next to disappear were the night-sweats. I am almost sure that If It had not been for your medicine I would not have been here to-day." If mothers will only write to Dr. Pierce concerning the ailments of their family he will send them sound and valuable advice in a plain sealed envelope, and without any charge whatever. His remarkably wide experience has qualified him to deal with diseases which baffle the local prac titioner. Address Dr. E. V. Pierce, Buf falo, N. Y. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets cure con stipation. One little "Pellet” Is a gentle laxative, and two a mild cathartic. Skinner, J. A. Bell, W. N, Horne, J. S. Pinkerton, Ia M. Hearn. W. C. Bevill, W. .R. Christopher, A. G. McLendon, H. C. Wilcox. Clarke County—J. F. Glllis, D. P. Chap man, C. W. Ferry, E. P. Noble, E. P. Chapman, C. S. Pace, J. S. Lambard, J. F. Gunn, J. A. Hill, T. B. Morris, Doug las Allen. Coffee County—W. P. Johnson. J. S. Jor dan, C. S. Lee. A. McKinnon. T. J. Car lisle, W. J. Spurling. John Law. David Harper, J. W. Goodson. A. J. Wise, Jr., W. T. Jackson, B. W. Fleming. Conecuh County—L. T. Rhodes. S. Lowry, J. B. Board, C. S. Rabb, J. B. Kendall, C. A. Yates, J. A. Liner, M. H. Saunders. M. J. Morris. H. R. Betts, W. M. Newton. Covington County—J. L. Jones, S. E. Benton, W. G. Williams, A. W. Carr, C, R. Long, W. B. Wyrosdiek. O. Gunter, A. F. Powell, J. E. Hughes, W. C. Grant, Crenshaw County—J. M. McDougald, J. D. Warrick, T. J. Champion. W. J. Ben son, P. F. H. Roper. J. S. Fuller. S. Ben bow, G. W. Pettus, C. S. Boyd, J. L. Byrd. Dele County—J. (\ Kiliebrew, D. Car michael, E. A. Thompson. W. H. Sim mons, J. C. Barnes, D. W. Thompson, W. U. Acree, H. M. Sessions, R. 1. Tay lor. O. L. Bra nan. Dallas County—D. B. Edwards, B. F. Ellis. A. T. May, J. P. Maxwell. R. M. Alexander, E. B. Martin, E. B. Moseley. Lewis Johnson, Calvin Young. W. 11. Berry. W. H. Day. W. T. Cook.J. K. Dunaway, W. E. Browning. Elmore County—W. E. Sistrunk, H. J. McCulloh, W. M. Golson, P. A. Haynie, W. Tv. Lancaster, J. M. Ashurst. R. S. Walkley. D. W. Falkner, I. C. Hall, W. D. Whetstone. Escambia County—A. M. Lowry. N. R. Nixon, J. A. Robinson. W. T. McGowen, F. L. McCauley, J. H. Wilcox, J. W. Kelly, C. L. Sowell, J. M. Padgett, R. S. Parker. Geneva County—G. W. Black. J. J. John ston. W. H. Sellers, P. C. Black. W. E. Ivey. H. M. Smith. J. B. Bodsole, P. B. Dads, R. E. Byrd, T. J. Ward. Greene County—H. E. Kirksey, W. D. Green, W. C. Mayes, L. A. Lavender. J. McK. Gould. E. F. Bouchetle, J. F. Me I.emore, P. M. White. Hale County—R. W. Collins. W. M. Spencer. J. H. Jack. R. O. Moore, J. H. Turpin, R. H. Duggar, T. K. Jones, J. T. Collins, G. S. Anderson. J. Huggins. Henry County—D. W. Capps. J. R. Eppy, M. V. Capps. J. Shelly, C. B. Searcy, G. T. Roberts. Houston County—O. D. Kelly. F. Tv. Hodges. W. S. Oates, C. L. Jackson, W. F. Jordan, O. L. McCarthy, E. R Ma lone. T. A. Jones, H. Hicks, W. J. Smith. Lee County—C. R. McCrary. W. T. At kins. G. C. Mitchell, J. C. Moore. E. C. Jackson, J. F. Duggar, T. A. Whatley, W. P. Malloy, L. F. Dickson, R. S. Hammock. Lowndes County—W. D. McCurdy, C. P. Rogers, C. W. Jones, J. C. McPherson, W. H. Whetstone, R. S. McWhorter. W. H. Pierce. Thomas Traylor, H. M. Gin gles. R. F. Hwombly. Macon County—W. H. Hurt, T. O. La mar. J. H. Henderson. S. C. Johnson, W. E. Reynolds. T. Williams, W. W. Gil more, A. B. Floyd, J. C. Pinkston, George Torrance, J. P. Slaton. Marengo County-*-W. B. Cooper, A. P. Dumas, William Smyley, S. B. Strickland. J. J. King. Charles Miller, Glenn Boozier. William Nickols. Mobile County—E. R. Hayessen, J. W. Thompson, A. H. Brinkman. H. P. Lodlng, W. C. Drakle, J. B. Richter. C. L. Brainberg, H. Rledemann, H. S. Miller, L. C. Little, M. H. Garwood. C. Kauf mann, A. J. Johnston, J. H. Gates, John Jagger. S. E. North, John Jennings, J. E. Alberson* F. D. Russell, W. R. Sellers. Monroe County—C. C. Hare, John Mc Duffie. W. G. McCorvey, W. L. Middle ton, W. C. Sowell, J. B. Slaughter. W. R. Chunn, S. H. Dailey, J. K. Kyser, A. J. Lee. Montgomery County—M. C. Scott, C. G. Abercrombie, W. H. Vaughan, M. P. Houghton. A. St. C. Temille, J. R. Mc Lendon, W. A. Gayle, W. C. Jom*s, Dr. J. C. Mason, W. A. Henderson, J. M. Jones, C. M. Armlstead, A. H. Eubanks, W. D. Dillard, J. A. Calloway, S. John ston, E. R. Taber, J. W. Huger. Perry County—F. H. Bates, G. Stollen wcrck, William Munford, A. C. David son, W. H. Tayloe, 8. A. Nelms. S. L. Scott. W. S. Suttle, T. N. Horne, J. M. Richeson. Pike County—M. A. Wood, J. H. Cow art, J. M. Parker, W. D Lee, E. Smart, Charles Henderson, J. M. Bean. O. C. Wiley, T. S. Saunders. R. S. McPherson. Russell County—S. H. DeLaoey, J. E. Jenkins, M. L Wells, John Cantey, J. C. Perry, Thad Ingram, J. R. BiekerstafT. J. F. Tate, H. H. Allen. W. H. Banks, W. T. Rutledge. Sumter County—Frank Holman, J. L. Horn, W. G. Little, T. A. Hawkins, J. A. Rogers, B. B. Sealo, P. E». Ward, T. L. Jenkins, R. B. Hightower, B. B. Ru dolph. Tallapoosa County—F. E. Langley, M. F. Brazell, A. A. Meadows, W. A. John ston, W. D. Cooper, W’llllam Gray, W. V. Strong. J. M. W'ilson, Wr. F\ Colley, B. H. W'alker. Washington County—S. E. Matson, J. H. Morrison, E. B. Mann, H. Douglass. H. M. Crouse, A. E. Kruse, G. R. Kelli, L. H. Williams, M. McDowell, C. E. Moreman. Wilcox County—S. M. Cathcart, E. A. Culpepper, B. L Boykin, H. H. Hayes, F. G. Holllnger, Wr. H. Henderson, W. R. Alford, John T. Dale, Lee Bonner. W. S. Purifoy, A. T. Wilkinson, W. A. Menefee. FOUNDATION FINISHED. Caiera's New Depot Will Be a Credit to the City. Calera, January 15.—(Special.)—The brick foundation of the new union depot In the southeastern angle of the crossing of the Louisville and Nashville and Southern railways at this place is about completed and ready for the wooden su perstructure. Thus Calera Is to be bene fited by having the depot situated so that the public, and the townspeople especially, may be accommodated by an easy access to the same. Heretofore persons going to the trains had to cross several tracks from the buslnes part of the town in or der to get to the depot, and vehicles could not get In some distance. The uncanny appearance around the crossing, too, suggesting that Calera was situated in a swampy region of the earth’s surface will be largely dispelled. The city donated the lot to the railroads and they have promised to erect a handsome depot. The opinion is expressed, how ever, that the present dimensions of the building will prove inadequate for the comfortable accommodation of the tran sient public, for Calera has considerable numbers of people passing daily through its gates. However, there is going to be much rejoicing when the new depot is finished. On the 19th inst., CJen. R. E. Lee’s birthday anniversary, there will be a presentation of "crosses of honor” to about fifteen Confederate veterans by a representative of Pelham chapter No. 07, U. D. C., of Birmingham. The ceremon ies of the occasion will be conducted un der the auspices of the local camp No. 1/9(1, United Confederate Veterans. A similar service was beautifully performed by a representative of that chapter last year upon the anniversary of President Jeff Davis’ birthday, when about eight een badges were presented. The Messrs. Collins have moved into the brick building of the Southern rail road boulevard and opened up their sa loon. The Internal appearance Is very tasteful and inviting. Small Increase Shown. Huntsville, January 15.—(Special.)— Postmaster Hutchens has compiled his report of last year's business. Hhowing that the receipts of 1905 exceeded those of 1904 by Just 1321.97. The business of 1904 WHS by abnormal conditions swelled to such a ligure that It was feared an increase could not be shown In 1906. There has been some Increase recorded by every year for. many years pant. ETESTER ON TRE COMMITTEE ACTION North Alabama Expresses Gen eral Satisfaction JONESOFF FOR WASHINGTON Interesting Figures Compiled By Sec retary Griffin on Earnings of Rail roads In Alabama for the Year 1905. BY HERVEY W. LAIRD. Montgomery. January 15.—(Special.)— Several well known men In business and political life have been here today, among them John C. Eyester of New Decatur, a member of the state democratic execu tive committee, and there Is a general expression of approval of the start made by the democracy of the state in the cam paign of 1900. Mr. Eyester, who was on his way to Tucaloosa to attend some bus iness, said: “In our part of the state there is cor dial approval of the plan of the state committee, known as the ‘Whitson plan.’ It certainly gives the people a chance to say who shall serve them, which is the best of democratic doctrine so far as my education goes. There are some who com plain, of course, but the predominant sentiment is an agreement with the w'ork of the committee.” Others have said much of the same thing. There is criticism of the plan to name men for senatorial vacancies more than of any other feature, perhaps, but it is not widespread enough to indicate any general discontent. However, it is thought by many that It would have been | better to have opened the race and let j as many run as cared to do so. letting the ; two highest men have the places and j endorsing the others in line of the nuni- < her of votes received for vacancies. As j it is now a man must run for either the j senatorship of a vacancy, having no , standing in the field if he does not on- j ter. Jones to Washington. Judge Thomas G. Jones, after consider- i able persuasion, consented to go to Wash ington and appear before the committee j of Congress on the question of a new federal Judge in Alabama. There has come up some confusion on the bills be- j fore Congress and there will be a few days given to getting matters in hand. Richardson has a bill seeking to have a Judge for the Northern district, while there has been another plan to have an additional Judge to help Judge Jones take care of both the Northern and Middle districts. If the Richardson bill should pass it will help the situation for Judge Jones in this way. He will have then only this district, which will not take up all of his time, and if sent to the Northern district then will have his expenses paid. If the additional Judge is given he will hold court wherever necessary but will have no expense account. However, the Judge has promoted the additional Judge because he thinks It will come nearer meeting the conditions. There is too much work in the Northern district for one man, but with the. duties of the two districts thrown into one two men can take care of them and keep the dockets up. Railroad Earnings for 1905. Tile Alabama railroads seem to have done a good business In the year 1905, ac cording to the report of the secretary to the state railroad commission. The gross earnings for all the roads in the state was $29,486,907.94, compared with $28,222,829.72 the year before. This is an increase for the twelve months of $1,263,077.89 in gross receipts. The increase in operation ex penses was $1,065,624.64. The expenses were $22,435,037.60, as against $21,379,412.96 the year before. The • net earnings for 1905 were $7,050,870.34, as against $6,843,416.76 the year before. There has also been an increase of something like 260 miles or track, maybe a little less, but tills has not yet been made up by Secretary Griffin, who is getting up his report. It will be seen, however, that the year was a good one for the Alabama rail lines. This report only comes up to the first day of last October, that ending the fiscal year. It Is quite likely that the next report will show even greater Increases and betterments. Fifth District School. It is proposed to erect a $25,000 building on the site of the burned Fifth District .Agricultural school structure. The peo ple have raised $5000 by subscription, and to this they will add as much from the Insurance. Then there will begin a can vass for the balance needed to give the town a first-class plant for the work in hand. The following well-known citizens came over from Wetumpka to see the Gover nor today and had a conference with that official along with the state super intendent of education and the commis sioner of agriculture: Judge Cabot Dull, H. Hohenberg, F. W. Dull, W. L*. Dan caster and J. W. Jenkins. Prof. H. J. Willingham, principal of the school, was also in the party. They conferred with the officers of the state looking to the securing of help along lines that could be given. By law there is a board of five trustees to each of the district agricultural schools composed of two local citizens and the Governor, the superintendent of educa tion and the commissioner of agriculture. This gives a majority at the capital on all matters of administration. John Scruggs Found Dead. Huntsville, January 15.—(Special.)—John Scruggs, a well known and popular bach elor of this city, was found dead In his room at the home of his sister, Mrs. E. R. Matthews, last night Mr. Scruggs had been confined to his room several days with a slight Illness. When his supper was sent to his room last even ing, he was dead In bed. He had died while asleep, the doctors say. Mr. Scruggs was 49 years old and was a Knight of Pythias. Knocked Down by Train. Huntsville, January 15.—Henry Hard castle, an employe of the Dallas cotton mills, laid down on the tracks of the Southern railroad last midnight and was knocked off by a passenger train. When the man was picked up it was found that he had miraculously escaped with only a few bruises. Hardcastie was drunk and apparently did not know any thing out of the ordinary had happened to 'him. Scottsboro Store Burglarized. Scottsboro, January 15.—(Special.)—The store of J. W. Gay at this place was broken into and robbed some time during the night last night. Twenty-five dollars in cash was taken from the cash drawer and a $25 suit of clothes. Blood hounds have been requested of t'hattanooga, and a lively race is expected. Entrance was made by boring a hole in the back door ajid lUe bolt b&Jk* M. WEIL & BRO. Are Selling Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothes —“The Clothes” that need no Introduc tion—at the following reduced prices H. S. & M. 20.00 Suits and Overcoats,J 5.00 “ 22.50 “ “ “ 17.50 “ 25.00 “ “ “ 20.00 “ 27 50 . 22.50 “ 30.00 “ “ “ 24.50 “ 32.50 “ “ “ 26.50 “ 35.00 “ “ “ 28.50 •• 40.00 “ “ “ 32.00 Rain Coats and Full Dress Suits excepted. M. WEIL & BRO. Sole Agents. 1915-17 First Avenue. . i THE, STEINWAY PIANO Has a reputation founded on the re corded judgement of the world’s greatest artists of two generations and the combined opinion of the most eminent musical and scientific ex perts. It is known every where as The Standard Piano of the World Jesse French Piano & Organ Co. SOLE DISTRIBUTORS 2018 Second Avenue. Birmingham, Ala. J. II- Holcombe, Manager. LOWEST RATES VIA Dates of sale from Birmingham, Jan. lbth, Feb. nth and 20th Round Trips. One Way Rates. Dallas, Tex.$15.00.$12.00 Ft. Worth, Tex. 15.10. 12.50 Houston, Tex. 15.00. 12.00 Galveston, Tex. 17.90. 12.75 San Antonia, Tex. 21.05. 14.45 Oklahoma City, O. T. 16.10 . 13.15 Guthrie, O. T. 16.20. 13.35 Shawnee, O. T. 15.20. 12.55 Muskogee, I. T. 15.00. 11.35 Proportionately low rates to all points in the Southwest. Return limit 21 days. Stop-overs in either direction. F. M. GRIFFITH, T.P. A. J. W. GANN, C. P. A. 1903 First Ave., Birmingham, Ala. Southern Railway The Direct Route to Florida The Land of the Summer Sun Winter tourist tickets at Grea.tly Reduced Prices Now on Sale Elegant Pullman Sleeping Cars, Modern Din ing Cars, with up-to-date Service. W. H. Tayloe, Q. P. A. C. A. Benscoter, A. Q. P. A Washington, D. C. Chattanooga, Tenn J. N. Harrison, D. P. A., Birmingham, Ala. SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY For Atlanta, Raleigh, Richmond, Portsmouth, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and all Eastern cities. Double Daily Trains leave Birmingham 6:35 a. rn. and 2.10 p. m. Elegant Pullman and Cafe Diners, meals a la Carte. Reservations made at Union depot or city office, No. 1927, Woodward building. For further information aidless: W. E. CHRISTIAN, A. G. P. A. CHARLES B. RYAN, G. P. A. Atlanta, Ga. Portsmouth, Va. JACK W, JOHNSON, D. P. • Bell Phone 2382. Birmingham, Ala.