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Three Stores < H. J. Porter Co., (Inc-) Augusta, Ga lJos. N. Neel Co-, (Inc.) Macon, Ga. Perfec-toe The picture shows the smart shape—a medium toe with full outside swing and straight inside. It is one of Boyden’s best—that means shoe making end shoe leather that is par excellence the finest. Velour Calf, Blucher.$5.00 Patent Vici, Kid Top.$6.00 All Patent, Bench Made.$7.00 1922 First Ave. \ KILLED BECAUSE DOG BARKED AT HIS GOAT Ben Davis Mortally Injures Bob Little In Quarrel on Lookout Mountain. Gadsden, January 26.—(Special.)—Bob Little was shot and mortally wounded ioday by Ben Davis between 11 and 12 o'clock. The weapon used was a shot gun and the scene was near the Calebra Springs, some two miles above the city on Lookout mountain. Both men lived close together and were neighbors. The trouble arose about Little’s dog barking nt a goat owned by Davis. It seems both men were out hunting. Little's dog seeing the goat barked at It. Davis and Little had some words about the dog and then blows followed. Davis stepped back and shot Little in the head. The left side of Little's head including the car was completely shot away, leaving the brain partially ex posed. Little will die. Davis is so far still at large. Imme diately after the shooting Davis got on his horse and said he was coming to town to give himself up. but be cannot be found. The sheriff and his deputies are out searching for him. This is the fiecond killing in Etowah county during January. Little was 26 years old and leaves a wife. Davis has a wife and eeveral children. DENTAL NOTICE I have engaged the services of an ex pert platemaker, who will do nothing else. DR. SNEDECOR, 410 First National Bank Bldg. Now Open! The most up to date MEAT MARKET in the South The Old Reliable T. M. DYER & CO. 1919 4th Ave. BEAUTIFVL GIFTS Something New A choice singing Canary and Cage, Talking Parrot, Angora Kitten, Pet Squirrel, Dog, Guinea Pig, Etc. Gold Fish, 10c Imported Canaries, $2-65 BIRMINGHAM BIRD STORE 407 N. 19th Street aat-sun-tues-thur r-" — WHEN NEEDING LUMBER PLANING .STUFFS or ALL KIND* Brackets, Mouldings, Columns, Etc. You'llfindit to 70.triatsrstt 1 give us a call. HOUS£ BILLS A SP£CIALTY. JENKINS LUMBER CO. X’ard. Mill and Office. Cor. 1#U 8L and lOtb Ara. N. Both Phones 1134. MESSENGER BOYS WANTED. Regular werk to geod beys. Apply to Motor Cycle Messenger Service. (914 FOURTH AVEHUi. ELKS’ MINSTRELS GREAT SUCCESS ENTERTAINMENT AT TALLADEGA IS PARTICIPATED IN BY MANY OF THE PROMINENT PEOPLE OF THE CITY. Talladega, January ?6.—(Special.)—1The leading society event of the week was the Elks’ minstrel show at their new opera house Thursday evening. A full house saw the rising of the curtain on the musical overture, consisting of old time tuneful souhtern airs arranged as a medly in which “Lilly Dale,” “Oh Susannah,” “Agnes May,” “Massa's in the Cold, Cold ground,” “Buffalo Gals,” “Camptown Races,” “Suwanee Ribber” and "Dixie,” rendered by a chorus of thirty voices, were skillfully blended. The stage setting was beautiful, and the audience heartily cheered its artistic effect. The two of ferings of Signor Moretti, “Non e Vere” and the recall, “La Gondola Nora,” al though In Italian, charmed because of the exquisite tenor voice rendering the selec tions. Notable among the other song offerings came the solos. “Have You Seen My Henry?” of B. F. Gay; Levert Stockdale in “Egypt, My Cleopatra;” “Why Don't You Quit, Quit. Quit,” from Frank Hub bard; “Sympathy,” rendered by Borden Li.rr, and “Nobody ” by Woody Hub bard. A1 Kiasenger sang “A Message From Home. Sweet Home,” with much feel The eight end men “handed out” local gags and witticisms possessing the rarj merit of originality, all of which w-ere re ceived with nowU of laughter, especially the gags of "Junius” (Borden Burr) on the negro trial, and Wellington Vandiver as “Alf” in reading extracts from the local pages of the Fylacauga Sun (of a gun) in "Udder Wurds de 8y 11acogger Hess Pistol.” The first part consumed sixty minutes. Fake song books and re freshments were sold between the acts by leading Elks arrayed in costumes that I “Solomon in all his glory” would never have dreamed of. The second part began with a telephone skit, bringing in numberless local hits ren dered by T. R. Williams and B. H. Burr, followed by a marvellous acrobatic hand balancing act of Kissinger and DeWitt. Both these acts were punctuated by gener ous and continuous applause. The burlesque Florodora Sextette pre sented by Knox Camp. T. R. Williams, Howard Hubbard. L. Stockdale. Frank Hubbard and Bledsoe Davis, won round after round of applause, and was exceed ingly well done and prettily costumed. Next the high trapeze act of the acrobats, lasting twenty minutes was a thriller, ex ecuted amid great applause. The beautiful tableaux of living pictures illustrated with songs appealed to the artistic sense of the audience overwhelmingly. William II. Boynton, Ih his clear tenor, sang the descriptive words of the introduction to each tableau, and the ladies in the order lamed posed as the models. “Beauty** Eyes.” Miss Marie Laverty; “Here's to the Rose,” Miss Annabel Vandiver; '\Vv Dearie,'* Miss Margaret Hammond: “Columbia.” three little misses; “Star Spangled Banner.” Misses Brown. Oliver and Henderson, and “Sing Me to Sleep,” Mrs. T. K. Mullins. Col. A. M. Garber, as interlocutor, added fresh laurels to Ids reputation as a polished. speaker, and a man of Che>iterfleldian manners. The Elks comprise the best citizens of the city. —sses Johnson and Beach were the musical directors, and much praise Is due them for the success of the musical num bers. The impromptu offerings of the quar tette of the Hubbard brothers, Davis and Stockdale brought down the house, es pecially the comic rendering of “What Will You Do When the Rent Comes Round?” The Elks have demonstrated that they are able to do well anything attempted by a modern minstrel show. BOYCOTT VENEZUELA. This Is the Latest PJan to Bring Castro to His Senses. Washington, January 26.—As a prelimi nary to a naval demonstration, France is now considering the initiation of a boycott of all Venezuelan products of which she Is the largest foreign pur chaser. No plan of action has been fi nally determined upon, but the appar ently complicated situation at Algeclras has caused a suspension In the programme for the immediate use of warships to I^aguayara, and It Is probable with cruis ers now In the West Indies, will await the I arrival of the two additional cruisers now fitting out in France before proceeding to Venezuela. A boycott against Venezuelan products could be established by the issuance of an official decree at Parip. but opposi tion on the subject is manifest here, and it is said no agreement has so far been * reached. There’s nothing like Hood's Sarsaparilla for keeping blood pure and giving real strength. State Examiner Reports Dere liction of Duty JOHNSON SEEMS DOOMED Erastus Parsons Is Confident of His Nomination—Poll Tax Payments Small All Over the State. Montgomery January 26.—(Special.)—In a report made to the governor today. Assistant Examiner of Public Accounts G. F. Sedberry, hands a few hot ones to certain officers of Jackson county. He has discovered that Tax Collector W. D. Rorex 'has collected for the month of I December. $16,152.26, but reported only $6,721.71; that the report was made by the deputy tax collector as If It were' the collector, and also asserts that the probate Judge certified to the report though he knew it was not made by the collector as the law prescribes. Pic also says that the collector violated the plain requirements of the law in per mitting 'his deputy to deposit the money In a bank for an Indefinite time Instead of sending it to the treasury where It be longed. The examiner then suggests that a little wholesome discipline along legal lines might not he amiss that other offi cers who are Inclined to be careless hi their duties in dealing with the reve nue department of tile state, may be warned. Text of Report. The report follows: "I find that the treasurer had Just cause for making the complaint; the collector having failed to report full amount of his collections for the month named, and for such failure he gives no proper ex cuse. The fact is, the collector himself did not make the report at all, but per mitted his deputy to make It for him. The deputy going before the Judge of probate and making affidavit to t'he cor- 1 rectnesa of tlie report; signing the name | of the collector and the Judge of probate certified the same as though the affida vit was made by the collector him self." The examiner here quotes the law gov erning the payments by the tax collectors to the auditor, No. 4085 of the revenue code, and continues: “Instead of complying with the require ments of this section, the collector failed to make any report at all hut left the matter in t'he hands of his deputy, who reported an amount largely less than half of the actual collections due to be reported and paid to the state treasurer, as more fully appear In statement hereto appended and asked to be considered as a part of this report. "All of the parties connected with tills transaction, namely: W. D. Rorex, tax collector; L,. W. Rorex. deputy collector; and W. W. McCutohen. Judge of probate, seem to have placed themselves In awk ward positions. First, the collector. W. D. Rorex, In falling to comply with the plain requirements of the law as to filing report of 'his collections, and permitting his deputy to deposit a large sum of the state s money in a bank whlc.i lie did do to be used by said bank for an indefi nite time, instead of sending It to the treasury, whore It belonged. Second. Mr. R. W. Rorex. in that he went before an officer and signed another man s name to an affidavit that he himself was making to a report which he was bound to know was not correct. Third, Judge W, W. McCutohen, In that he officially signed and certified to a statement and signa ture to an affidavit of a man other than the one whose name appeared thereto. Dereliction of Duty. "In conclusion, I beg to submit the foregoing report without recommendation, other than to say there appears to be a manifest dereliction of duty by the officers named and I suggest that the administration of a little wholesome dis cipline along legal lines might and per haps would be beneficial to the public service and be an object lesson to other countv officials inclined to be indifferent or careless in the performance of their duties In dealing with the revenue de partment of the state.” The statement submitted shows the following: Amount reported by the collector to the auditor for the month named, *5,721.71; amount collected from Southern Railway company, as appears from stub receipt, and not Included In report, *4,388.57; amount collected from Nashville. Chatta nooga and St. Douis Railway company, January, 1908. and should have been in cluded In December report, *4.041.97; total *15,152.25. Amount collected from the two railroad companies and not reported In December, as It should have been. *8,430.54. Johnson Seems Doomed. It is understood unofficially that there will be no Interference at the capitol in death sentence of Will Johnson of Gads den, convicted of participation In the as sault and murder of Mrs. Jane Smith near Gadsden last July. Some days ago tlie governor respited Johnson until Feb ruary a, at tlie request of a number of leading citizens, with a view of letting tlie best show possible be made for him. Since that time the pardon board lias goneSiver tiie evidence and taken all tlie facts and testimony into consideration and it Is heard that it will not recom mend any change from the cdiot of deatli fixed by the court. So far as can be learned the members of the iaiard think that the evidence Justifies the verdict and will not seek to change it. The matter will go to the governor from the pardon hoard and there is no intimation of what lie will do. though he will likely lie gov erned by the opinions of his advisors in tlie matter. However, lie may, if he choses act entirely Independent in tlie matter. Parsons Is Confident. A Journal special front Washington says: "Erastus J. Parsons Is confident that his nomination to be United States dis trict attorney for the Alabama middle district will lie favorably reported to the Senate on next Monday. 'lie expects to leave today for his home in Alabama. "It Is reported tills morning that Sena tor Klttrldge disregarding certain state ments affecting Parsons’ residence and the law practice and did not lay them before the committee, and it is now said that these statements including a letter of Judge Jones will be placed in the hands of each member of the Judiciary commit tee. "Mr. Parsons was nominated for Uni ted States district attorney to succeed Warren Reese, and a strong fight lias been made on his confirmation by Mr. Reese and his friends.” Paying Up Slowly. A sample of the indifference on the part of the people to paying poll taxes is found In the reports of tax collectors from Madison. Jackson and Etowah counties as made to the auditor of the state. Though the collection of taxes be gan last October 1, and have been going on all the time since neither one of the three counties mentioned have, so far the auditor is informed, paid a cent of pull taxes. In other words not one single poll tax has been reported by either one of the three collectors. This in the face uf the fact that every man who votes thia year must have paid his poll taxes by Febru ary 1, next. This Is the condition all over the state and it will have the effect of largely cut ting down the vote In tills good year when politics promise to be the most, agitating and agitated subject going. There is everything being done In some counties that one could expect but It seems that nothing can be accomplished to overcome the indifference that has taken hold of the people. It Is thought that things will be made very lively from now on for every fellow who has a vote and has not paid the tax. First Emigration License. The first license under the emigration act passed In 1903 by the legislature hy which a charge Is made of $500 was today granted the American Registry Company of Mobile, a concern evidently engaged In the business of securing labor in this state to be sent to other states and coun tries. This is what the law contemplated, the provision being. It was hoped, prohib itory, to keep men front Inducing labor to leave the state and thus cripple the farms and factories. The law was passed In October, 1903, and approved the first day of that month. It has been through the supreme court and held to be valid anil Is. therefore, :r well fought and fully established law of the state. It Is not known here Just What the Mobile Arm hns In mind, but tt Is supposed It Is the collection of labor for work on the Panama canal. Camp Delegates. Adjutant Gen. Harvey F.. Jones ut Ala bama division. Knitod Confederate Vet erans, experts that the reunion_thls year In New Ooleans. April 35 to 37, will be In many respects a great success. The Crescent City Is making every prepara tion to give the old heroes as good a time as they have ever had or will have again. Several Alabama camps have made report lately of delegates, and It Is cer tain that this state will be largely repre nonted. Colonel Jones received today report, or the selection of delegates by Camp Wil liam Lee at Evergreen, whose officers are; Commander. P. M. Bruner; first lieu tenant commander, Charles Russell; sec ond lieutenant commander, T. N. Dead; adjutant. Nicholas Stallworth; state ma jor. M. A. Gantt. The list of delegates is as follows: Col. H. M. King. G. R. Boul ware. John P. Anderson. Incidentally Colonel Jones mentioned that General Wheeler, who died yester day. was a member of the general staff of the division commander, and of Camp Fred A. Ashford at Town Creek, Mor gan county. Billings Offers to Settle. F. M. Billings, who went into bank ruptcy on account of the failure of Jostah Morris bank some time ago, bus sent out a circular letter to all of his credit- ^ ers, making the proposition to settle on the 10 per cent basis. As there has been no appraisement of the property the creditors may not ac cept the proposition. The value of the property belonging to the bankrupt is not at this time known. A certain number of creditors have de manded an examination and February 17 has been set for the examination. Cer tain other creditors have filed a petition I to vacate the adjudication on the ground that it was a result of collusion between the bankrupt and certain creditors. There are several suits pending against Mr. Billing. JUROR IS ILL. Three Weeks’ Work on Gaynor-Greene Case May Go to Naught. Savannah, Ga., January 26.—Nearly three weeks have been consumed in the trial of the Greeno-Gaynor case, and now all the work and expense Involved threat ens to go for naught because of the ill ncs sof one of the jurors. This morning the session bad to be cut short because of his indisposition and it remains for tomorrow to show’ whether he will have sufficiently recovered to ad mit of the trial proceeding. The short session today was taken up In the further identification and Introduction as evi dence of a number of letters written prin cipally by former Capt. O. M. Carter and found In the file case he kept for his individual papers. Postoffice Appointments. Washington, January 26.—(Special.)— Rural carriers appointed: Anniston (Ox ford Junction), route 6. Floyd W. Horn carrier, Hilliard B. Horn substitute; Doth an, route 5, Martin L. Newton carrier, Ar thus Burde3haw substitute. Rural route No. 2 ordered established March 15 at Klllen, Lauderdale county, rerving 650 people and 100 houses. Postmasters appointed; Clear Creek, Chilton county, Edward H. Wills; Idor, EeKalb county, John W. Scott; Rosalie, Jackson county, Mary I. Moore. WE AHE GOING TO MOVE NEXT MONTH A Man s Opportunity For Bargains THIS is not a Saturday Sale only, but these reductions hold good, unless replaced by greater reductions, until we move next month 2.00 Outing Pajamas reduced to.1.25 1.00 Outing Night Shirts reduced to.60c Stiff Bosom Shirts, 3 for.1.00 1.50 Negligee Shirts reduced to......97c 50c Four-in-Hand Ties reduced to.25o 1.50 English Squares reduced to.1.00 2.00 Silk Mufflers reduced to......1.15 1.50 Silk Suspenders reduced to.95c 75c Ribbed Underwear reduced to.50c 2.50 Woolen Underwear reduced to.1.50 vSteele-Smith 1923 WE ARE GOING TO MOVE NEXT MONTH MING J. TAKEN BACK HOME Lads Hid Made Start for Cen tral America MRS, KIRKPATRICK DEAD Robert T. Childers Is Married to Miss Nellie McMillan—Selma Eagles Are congratulated—Local and Personal. Selma, January 26.—(Special.)-%.*a.st night Mr. Ed Snyder, a member of the Birmingham fire department, came to Selma to take back home his son, Hous ton, aged 15 years, who boy like, bad run away from home a few days ago in company with another boy, Dave Wil liams, the latter being 17 years of age. The two boys, according to Steamboat Agent Eugene Williams, applied on the wharf for transportation to Mobile, from which point hhey hoped to secure pas sage on one of the fruit steamers for Cen tral America. Mr. Williams communicated over the long distance telephone with the father of the youngest boy and the result was the visit of Mr. Snyder to Selma last night for the purpose of taking tho youth back home, t'he boy having been detained here until he arrived. Dave Williams, the other boy in the case, secured employment here and will likely remain in Selma. Both are very bright lads and will in after years be thankful that they got no farther in t'heir wild plan than t'he beautiful city of Selma. Death of an Aged Woman. Today at noon the remains of Mrs. E. A. Kirkpatrick were sent to Oxford, for interment. Her death occurred yesterday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Guthrie. The deceased was 72 years of Rge and wns a sufferer from chronic gas tritis. Her death is learned with great sorrow by many friends. Married in McKinley. Last night at the homo of the bride in McKinley, Marengo county, occurred the wedding of Mr. Robert T. Childers of this county, and Miss Nellie McMillan. Mr. and Mrs. Childers passed through Selma en route to their home near Burns ville. Both have received the congratula tions and best wishes of many friends. Selma Eagles Congratulated. Yesterday and today telegrams of con gratulation have come to this city upon the establishmnet of an Aerie of Eagles in Selma. The news of the admission into the order of the new Eagles seems to have spread rapidly, and the telegraphic good wishes assures tlio new aerie a warm welcome in the order. Here are a few of the telegrams re ceived at this writing: Montgomery, January 25. Accept congratulations and a hearty welcome in our noble order. B. J. JOHNSON. Mobile, January' 25, lJHlG. Congratulations on the organization of Eagles In your city. T. E. CLARK. State Secretary. Anniston, January 25. Anniston aerie sends greetings and1 heartiest congratulations to Selnm aerie. Bring your boys to state meeting here In June and we will teach them to fly. W. T. EDMUNDSON. JR., Secretary. Florence, January 26. Lauderdale aerie sends congratulations to you on your splendid work. Fraternally, H. T. SIMPSON. Huntsville. February 26. Congratulations. Huntsville aerie joins me in wishing you much success. M. A. SHIELDS, Worthy President. Local and Personal. B. J. Gayle came very near losing his flne mare yesterday. When he went home in the evening he found her bleeding to death, having cut a large artery in her shoulder on a barbed wire fence. A sur geon was Immediately called and it is hoped the animal will recover. Mr. and Mrs. O. G. Vaughan have re turned from New York, where they have been spending the past two or three months. Mr. Gus Rothschild has gone to New York to he gone several days. The Anilcitite club gave its annual bal masque last night at Riverview pavilion, and It proved a brilliant social event. There were about eighty couples present, the floor being managed by W. T. Paulo vitch. The affair was one of the most brilliant In the history of the organiza* tion. Miss Kate Walker of Birmingham cam# down yesterday and Is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. D. D. Updegr&ff. Miss Flea nor Klrven, wrho has been on a visit to her old home In Wilcox county, recuperating her strength after her re cent Illness, has returned to Selma. French Cruisers Arrive. Willemstad, January 26.—The French armored cruiser T>«»B«.ix and the cruiser Jurlen de LaGraviere arrived here today from Port of Spain, Trinidad. Perhaps U Is not etched enough; send It to ths Gawk JCrgravlng Co. People's phone 276. j As Good As It Looks Yes, every bit as good. For Moerlein’s Beer is produced from the choicest materials by the famous Moerlein Process, “The world’s triumph of Master Brewing.” This unique process makes Draught Beer not only the 11 most delicious and refresh- * ■ ing but themost healthful beer as well. Just try it and see for yourself. THOS. W. 0’BYR.NE, Distributor, Birmingham, Ala.