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You can attend to the left-over work at home now with a desk section placed on your Globe Wernicke Elastic Bookcases—The ideal Ladies’ Desk out of the way and of the finest Grand Rapids finish to correspond with your best furniture. Just the thing for a study desk, large, roomv and book of reference con venient. Cost of finest grade of Rich Golden Quartered Oak, $18.00. Why not start a library today? Cost $2.75 per unit. Phone an order for two units of the Globe Wernicke Elastic Sectional Bookcase, with top and base, and you will be surprised how quickly it will grow. ’Phone 855 BEN M. JACOBS & BROS., 1911-1913 Third Avenue, BIRMINGHAM, ALA. ON'THE RACE TRACK At Fair Ground#. New Orleans, January 30.—Two year olds furnished the best sport today at the Fair Grounds, Beniay. favorite in the second race, and Frank Lord running a dead ihcat. As a rule the favorites out classed their fields and scored easily. I^ady Free Knight, In the last race, won with surprising ease. Uncle Henry was the only beaten favorite. The*, weather was clear and the track fast. Summary: First race, six furlongs—Luretta, 100 (Sewell), 9 to 10. won; Vanness, 113 (J. Martin), 8 to 5, second; Hannibal Bey, 102 (W. Hayes), 3 to 1, third. Time 1:13 4-5. Second race, one-half mile—Dead heat | between Bemay, 112 (L. Smith), 7 to 10. and Frank Lord, 111 (Robbins), 7 to 1; Bud Hill, 103 (Maeey). 12 to 1, third. Time :48. Third race, six furlongs—Leonora W, 100 (Sewell), even, won; Stoekwood, 100 (Per line), 25 to 1, second; High Chancel. 98 (McGee). 11 to 5. third. Time 1:14 4-5. Fourth race, mile and one-eighth, handi cap—Don't Ask Me, 99 (McIntyre), 2 to 1, won; Monaco Maid. 90 McGee), 9 to 2, second; Ethics, 96 (L. Smith), 4 to 1, t'hird. Time 1:54 3-5 Fifth race, mile and seventy yards—Joe Lesser, 110 (Freeman), 9 to 10, won; Los Angeleno, 111 (J. Dennison), 8 to 1, second; Henry O, 103 (Noone), 30 to 1. third. Time 1:46 4-5. Sixth race, mile and seventy yards— Lady Free Knight, 104 (Hayes) 25 to 1, won; Fair Galypso, 102 (Cherry), 10 to 1, second; Lncle Harry, 100 (Howell), 7 to third. Time 1:47 1-5. Fair Grounds Entries. First race, six furlongs, selling—Veran dah, Ancient Witch, 87; Frank Monte verde, Nine, Red I^eaf. Electric Spark, Harry Bert, 112; Gallant, Whorler, 114; Norwood Ohio. 105; Wedding Ring, 97; I f Forty-eight years ago the first Gucken heimer Pennsylvania Rye was made. It won distinction for its fine flavor and ab solute purity and ever “Since 1857” it has been the whis key of quality. It’s the same Good old 'Rgej protected by the United States g overn m e n t “Bottled in Bond ” stamp over the cork. ! Ask for it. Gackenheuner & Bros, j DiatiMcr i Ktt*kurgh Many Thanks, 103; Red Raven, 110; Arabo, 113. Second race, three and a half furlongs— Orcio, W. A. Gorman, Black Lock, Dr. J. F. Altken, 109; Dry Dolla. Quagga, Zick Abrams, 118; Big Stone, 112. Third race, mile and 70 yards—Macbeth, Canyon, 110; II Dottor, Bonnie Prince Charlie, 104; Whlpporwill, 106. Fourth race, live furlongs, handicap— Cigar Lighter, Arch Oldham, 95; Pity, 92; Elastic, invincible, 108; Columbia Girl, Broomhandle, 104; Southern Cross, 107. Fifth race, six furlongs—O’Brien, The Glad Corsair, 103; Delmore, Ladsarion, 109; Virginia. Beach, Hocus Pocus, Etrena, 101; Third Alarm, 118; T. B. Zero, Holloway, First Premium, 106. Sixth race, mile and 20 yards, selling Carnival. 107; Sincerity Belle, 94; Light Opera, Envoyite, Cloverland. 109; Beater ling, 97; Semper Vivax, 106; Randolph, Brilliant, Don't You Dare, Bivouac, 96; Hand Bag, 85; Schoolmate, 101; Reidmore, 98; Dapple Gold, 106. At City Park. New Orleans, January 30.—J. Kd Grillo and Devout were the beaten favorites at City Park today. Nicol rode three of the winning choices. John Carroll owed his victory to Hull’s skillful ride and well timed effort. Robin Hood and Jack Dolan outclassed their company and both won easily^* A fitst track and fine w'eather favored the sport. Summary: First race, three and a half furlongs— Bluedale, 110 (Nicol), 3 to 5. won; Rudy, 113 (Troxler), 20 to 1, second; Irene A., 110 (Hemnessy), 8 to 1, third. Time, :42 3-5. Second race, five and a half furlongs— Fugurtha, 105 (Sallen). 30 to 1. won; Ayre, 107 (W. Allen), 40 to 1, second; Mlladi Love, 105 (B. Smith), 15 to 1, third. Time, 1:08 1-5. Third race, mile and one-sixteenth— Grenada, 88 (Finn), 8 to 1. won; Devout, 110 (Nicol), 5 to 2, second; Elliott, 115 (J. Daly). 2 to 1, third. Time, 1:17 3-5. Fourth race, six furlongs, handicap— John Cat-roll. 120 (D. Hall), 9 to 6, won; Braden, 102 (D. Austin), 30 to 1, second; Monacador, 108 (Romanelli), 25 to 1, third. Time, 1:13 3-5. Fifth race, five iuriongs—nonm nuuu. Hit (Nicol), 1 to 2, won; Husted. 96 (Ro manelll), 7 to X, second; Duchess Ollle, 98 (Griffith), 8 to ), third. Time, 1:00 1-5 Sixth race, seven furlongs—Jack Dolan, til (Nicol), 1 to 3. won; Goldie, 105 (D. Hall), 5 to 1, second; Girard, 107 (Hennes sy), 00 to 1, third. Time, 1:28. Seventh race, seven and a half furlongs —Follies Bergeres, 106 (Griffith), 2 to 1, won; Adare, 108 (Nicol), 6 to 1, second; Mint Sauce, 112 (Hall), 8 to 1, third. Time, 1:08. City Park Entries. First race, seven furlongs—Bill Carter, Father D 112, Jo Vial. James II. Reed, Fred Maher, Gold Monk. Captain John son, Green Acre, Charon Springs, Jacob, The’ Only Way. Black Ball inf). Ever Near, Bithellst, Florence May 107. Second race, steeplechase, short course— Bights Out 164, Creollne 160, Oliver Me, Dixon 140. Charawlnd 142, Picktline, Ben Battle 140. Third race, mile and one-sixteenth—Al ma Du four 118, Shawano 112, Harry Ste phens 105, Htizzah 109, Sailor Boy 94. Fourth race, seven and one-half fur longs, selling—Judge Traynor 114, Immor telle, Ernest Parham 112. Mtladi Dove, Monochord 107, Dittle James, Dr. Dan 108, Esterre, Odd Elleta, Hadur 99, Favorita, Follow the Flag, Merllngo, 94. Skyward 91. Fifth race, mile and an eighth, selling — Deader 114, Key Note 116, Red Ruler 114, Big Bow, Morendo, Martin, Fonsoluca 111, Brushton, Grosgrain 109. Sixth race, mile aim seventy yarns— Bon Mot 104. iole 102, Ora Viva 100, Male diction. Col. George 99, Great Eastern, Xannan 95, Conundrum, A Convict 92, Ori ent 90. Seventh race, five and one-half fur longs—Floral King, Uledi 110, John Car roll 108, Lucy Young 101, Meredith, Quinn Brady, Meadow Breeze 94, Henry Hen dricks, St. Joseph 91. Steel Declares Quarterly Dividend. New York, January 30.—The direct ors of the United Slates Steel corpora tion at their meeting today declared the regular quarterly dividend of 1% per cent on the preferred stock. Mar vin Hughitt of Chicago was elected a director to succeed the late Mar shall Field. Net earnings for the quar ter ended December 31 last were $36, 728.688, an increase of $13,819,964 as compared with the same quarter a year ago. Unfilled orders on hand De cember 31 last were 7,605,086 tons, an increase of 3,008,883. The unfilled or ders on December 31 broke all records of the corporation. MANAGER WORRIED BY BASEBALL FANS Rumors Circulated About Wil helm and Blankenship HAVE NO FOUNDATION Many Good Players Can Be Had, But Price Is Above League’s Salary Limit, Says the Big Mogul. There were developments In the base ball situation yesterday, and the fans are now guessing more actively than ever what the outcome will be of a lot of talk that has started in some unknown quar ter and has spread all over the slag belt. Somebody put out the rumor that Man ager Vaughan had turned down first class opportunities to bring Pitcher Wil helm and First Baseman Blankenship back to the Birmingham club. Immedi ately after the report was well on Its way. the guilty man took to the woods and although pursued some distance by a crowd of excited fans, succeeded in making hia escape for the time being. Manager Vaughan himself denied the rumors, but that had little effect. The fans held him up everywhere. At Second avenue and Twentieth street a lot of ex cited enthusiasts of the fair sex button holed him and put question after question to him In such rapid lire style that the big mogul was all out of breath watching and listening to them. After a moment or two .however, he very ungallantly took to his heels. He was pursued, but obtained refuge In the press room of the Age-Herald, remaining there until after dusk, when he was successfully conveyed home by several close and Intimate friends. Question of Money. "It would not be very difficult roi me or any other Southern league manager to get Wilhelm or Blankenship or Bill Ganzel or Clark Griffith or Christy Mat thewson,” said Vaughan last night; "the only proposition being that of finances. Baseball players can be bought from al most any club, if you are willing to pay the price. They will aiso work for any club almost, on the same conditions. I do not believe for a moment that I would have any trouble getting both Wil helm and Blankenship if 1 was willing to pay $600 or $000 for the release of each, and then sign them at the rate of $400 or $600 per month. “Everybody that knows baseball knows how valuable a man Wilhelm is for any club. I know It, and know it well. Noth ing would give me greater pleasure than to have him pitching for Birmingham this season. I know- too that Wilhelm likes Birmingham, and would probably accept a comparatively small salary to play here. But that adjective ‘comparatively’ does not make the salary small enough for us to hire even eight other men and still keep within the salary limit. Blankenship is going to remain In the west until he goes higher. Just because he insisted on proving that he was mighty near the best baseball player In that sec tion of the country. How do you suppose I can get him for less than a sackful of gold and precious stones? I have heard that story of a nine months’ contract for live months’ work, hut it cannot be han dled that way any more. The rules make it plain that no player Is to receive a cent more than his contract calls for In any manner, shape or form, not even if he acts as president and secretary of; the club, official score card operator and l>at carrier. "If anybody can show me how I can get those two men without drawing on the resort e fund of the whole financial In dustry, I will send them wank contracts except for the salary figure, and let them have all the chance they want to figure It out and sign them. It Is almost im possible to get men from minor leagues, not to mention getting fellows that are now or soon will be playing in big league company. That is about all that can be said on that subject." Wants to Be Umpire. W ilson Matthews, formerly umpire with the Southern league, has applied for an other berth of the same kind with the association this season. President Kavan nugh has received several letters advo cating the appointment of Matthews, but up to this time has made no announce ment on that subject. Matthews was wtth the league during the times of war. when Insurrectionist Charley Prank led Ills band of revolutionists through the South ern baseball world. “Noodles” Hahn Backward. The news has reached Birmingham that "Noodles” Hahn, the outfielder sold by New Orleans last season to New York Americans, has not yet signed the con tract for thlR season which was sent him by Manager Griffith. Hahn also has the head for more money. He played in the Cotton States league In 1904, with New Orleans early last season, and with the Highlanders during tho fall. He moved upward so rapidly that he believes he is Just about the best there Is. He Is a tine and fast fielder, has a good wing, and lilts the ball hard and often, at that. LOCAL BOWLERSMAY GO TO LOUISVILLE MEET Arrangements Being Made to Send Team to Represent Birmingham In the Tournament. Birmingham howlers are taking an ac tive Interest in the tournament to be held tn Louisville next month, and there are excellent prospects that a team will be formed to represent this city at that event. The matter was discussed last night by some of the bowlers In the city, and al ready three have signified their willing ness to make the trip. It Is intended to have a team of at least five men com pete In Louisville, and the best bowlers In the Birmingham district will be se lected. There will be another conference on the subject within the next day or two, when tho personnel of the party will be an nounced and all arrangements completed. There will be in attendance at Louisville crack bowlers fwwn all sections of the United States, and records are expected to be smashed tn all directions. CHATTANOOGA WINS FROM BIRMINGHAM FIRST LONG DISTANCE BOWLING MATCH RESULTS IN SOMEWHAT EASY VICTORY FOR TENNESSEE TEAM—TO ARRANGE LEAGUE. Blrmingliam’s first long distance bowl ing match, played last night with Chatta- j nooga, resulted In a victory for the Ten- j n68see team by a large margin. The Bir- | mingham boys experienced a lot of bad breaks that offset some very pretty bowl ing, and were further handicapped by the fact that one of the players had a bad finger and could not firmly grip the ball. Each team played in its home city, the Birmingham squad bowling at the Apollo alley and the Chattanooga team at the \ Diamond alley. The telegraph wires were | used to keep tally on the games. There | were three games played in all. and the ( local club was badly beat in each. The games resulted as follows: First—Chattanooga. 835; Birmingham. 765. Second—Chattanooga, 812; Birmingham, 767. Third—Chattanooga. 992. Birmingham. 750. Chattanooga's total was 2639 out of a possible 3000, while Birmingham's aggre gate score was 2282. Morgan played the best game for Birmingham, bowling a total of 530 pins in the three games, an average of more than 176. The team aver age was slightly over 760 per game. General Manager C. M. Cook superin tended the play of the Birmingham bowlers, and T. R. Foster was the offi cial scorer. Mr. Cook took particular pride In the showing made by the locals in spite of their handicaps, feeling that for their first game they had done very well. Matters are moving satisfactorily to- j ward the organization of the inter-city bowling league. There Is much corres pondence being carried on between the several cities Interested, and it is ex pected in the next few weeks the league ) will be formed of teams in Memphis, Nashville, Montgomery, Chattanooga. At- i lanta and Birmingham. The games will be played at long dis tance, as were the contests last night. A return match between Birmingham and Chattanooga will be played within the next few days. SCHOOL BOYS TO PLAY IN BASKET BALL GAMES Regular Contests of Junior League i earns This Afternoon at Birming ham Athletic Club—Good Sport. The regular Wednesday games of the junior basketball league will be played this afternoon at the Birmingham Athlet ic club. The teams from Owenton col lege and the Athletic club will meet In the first game and the second contest will be between the squads representing Hen ley school and the University High school. The first game will be started prompt ly at 3:30 o’clock. The young ladies of the several schools have been especially Invited to attend the contests, and it is believed there will be a large attendance. The following is the standing of the league clubs: won. eosi. ±'ct. B. H. 8. 3 0 1000 B. A. C. 2 0 1000 O. C. 1 1 .000 H. S. 0 2 .000 U. H. S. 0 3 .000 The scheduled games between the color teams will be played at the club Friday evening, beginning at 8:30 o'clock. The Reds ivill play against the Whites and the Blues will oppose the Yellows. Each of these teams has made the same record up to tills time, and all stand even In the score. The games Friday .therefore, will be contested in an unusually spirited manner and good sport Is expected. New Jersey May Enter Fight. Trenton, N. J., January 30.—In the state senate today Mr. Mlnturn Intro duced a resolution directing the attor ney general of New Jersey to Institute legal proceedings in the name of the state against the Standard Oil com pany of New Jersey and its subsidiary corporations In the state, for the pur pose of annulling and forfeiting the charter of such company upon the ground of the violation of the common law relating to monopolies and of the Elkins law and laws relative to inter state commerce. Change m Drug Business J. W. Bandy announces that he has purchased th? interest of S. L. Cheek in the Cheek Drug Store at 322 North 20th Street. Mr. Bandy comes to Birmingham from Montevallo and has been conduting drug stores at that place and in Columbiana. Mr. Bandy is an experienced pharmacist and will pay speci i al attention to that depart ! ment. The patrons of the store will receive the same prompt and courteous atten tion as in the past. Mr. Cheek will be found in the store for a short time. _ 1 have sold my interest in the Cheek Drug Store to Mr- J. W Bandy, who will conduct the busi ness in the future. All accounts due Cheek Drug Store are payable to S. L- Cheek, and all debts due by Cheek Drug Store are payable by S. L. Cheek. 1 sever my con nection with the drug business and intend to dovotc my entire time to the sale of Leeds mineral water, with an office at 1805 Third Avenue. LOVEMAN. JOSEPH & LOEB. liOVBMAN, JOSEPH & LOEB. LOVEMAN, JOSEPH & EOEB. FEBRUARY FURNITURE SALE STARTS THURSDAY, FEB. 1. FEBRUARY FURNITURE SALE STARTS THURSDAY, FEB. 1. FEBRUARY FURNITURE SALE STARTS THURSDAY, FEB. 1. The Second Day of the February Sale of Shoes Was just as busy as the first, and that means that the increased force of salesmen had all they could do to take care of the throng. The third day, Wednesday, prom ises to show up just as well. So that the success of the sale is therefore assured. But there never was any doubt of its success. Why should there be, when the bargains are better than in any previous successful sale. There is always a great deal of planning, preparing and careful buying for our February Sale of Shoes—but there is no worrying. The shoe business of this house is built on the solid foundation of honest merchandise, reputable methods and the very best goods that can be given for the money. The store does not hold a sale for the purpose of doing things differently. Regular customers can rely upon finding merchandise here of the same high standard as our regular lines, and finding nothing that is not absolutely up to our regular : standard. Come to the Shoe Sale today or any day of the week—we’d say come as early as possible, of course, but there are great numbers of bargains here now, and you can rely on finding bargains here until the end. 3ao Ladies’ 5.00 Patent •VO Leather Button and Lace Shoes. Fine hand-sewed shoes with ex tension sole and dull kid tops. One of our strongest leaders in the Feb ruary Shoe Sale. 3 00 Ladles’ 5.00 Patent •VO Leather Lace and Button Shoes. Dainty dress Shoes with light soles and dull kid tops, sold nowhere In the city for less than *5.00 per pair. 2io Ladies’ 3.50 Patent •40 Leather Button and Lace Shoes. A popular priced Shoe with dull kid tops, extension sole, and a very serviceable shoe for everyday uso. i in Ladies’3.50Black Kid ^•40 LaCe and Button Shoes. These Shoes have patent tip, dull tops, extension soles, and .we expect will be one of the most popular numbers in the sale. 3 00 Ladies’ 5.00 and 6.00 •VO Lace and Button Shoes. Patent leather and black kid, dull top, extension soles, strictly hand made Shoes from Laird, Schober & i i no Ladies’ 3.00 Black Kid I*/0 Lace Shoes Patent tips and light soles, an other popular number in the Febru ary Shoe Sale. 4 jo Ladies’ 2.00 Felt 1.45 Romeos. Trimmed with grey fur in grey and black colors. ^ j q Misses’ 3.00 Lace and *•40 Button Shoes. A wide assortment in this lot, comprising patent calf, black kid. and tan Russia calf and gun metal calf. I no Child’s 2.50 Lace and l*/0 Button Shoes. Patent calf, black kid and tan Russia calf and gun metal calf in this lot. Extra good values these. 4 7Q Misses’ 1.50 Kid Lace !•*/ and Button Shoes. Patent tips, light and extension soles. A February sale bargain that represents decided reductions on shoes that are very difficult to ob tain just now at a reduced price. 7Qr Infants’ 1.50 and 1.25. i/L Lace and Button Shoes. The colors are black, red, tan and patent leathers. Very dainty shoes at decided reductions from regular prices. 4 in Child’s 1.50 Velvet ■•I" Leggins The colors are red, blue and brown. Will pay for themselves in comfort and protection for the child one day during this cold weather. on Child’s 1.25 Chinchilla OVC Leggins. In red, blue, brown and white colors, trimmed with brass buttons. Very serviceable leggings, and will last a long while. nr Misses’ and Child’s 25c iJv Lamb’s Wool Soles. Another February sale special that will appeal to people on ac count of its timeliness, and the great saving it affords just when you need them most. 25c Shoe Paste 15c 10c Shoe Paste 6c Two specials that are last, but not least in the list of notable bar gains offered during the February Sale. The savings on each box of paste will alone pay for your visit to the store during this sale. Women’s Kid Gloves, Sold Regularly at $1.50, $1.25 and $1.00, Special at GOOD TIKE MADE AT MOTOR REGATTA THE ALLON WINS THE 9-KNOT EVENT IN 8 MINUTES AND 33 SECONDS—"23” TAKES THE 18 KNOT EVENT. — Palm Beach, Fla., January 30.—Three events marked the opening of the second annual motor boat regatta here today. The first to be run off was a nine-knot race for the smaller rated boats. The Allon. the second boat to start, made an exceptionally fast finish and captured the event. The handicaps for this event had been computed on the basis of a five-knot course. A resurvey showed the course only four and a half kriots and the cor rected time on tills basis gave first place to Allon, although the boat had crossed the finish line a second and a fraction behind the Carita. The second race of boats with a meas urement of 50 to 70 rating, was won by tlie Simplex Third, owned by Proctor Smith, which was a 13ti-knot race course, three laps, the winning boat covering the distance in 4S minutes 52 seconds, cor rected time. Trouble with the bearings prevented the Possum and Westrall from tlnlshtng. Tlie last event, an eignieen-Kiioi imt, three laps for the higher power boats, w as a runaway for George Gingrod's "23, the boat finishing ten minutes ahead of the Comet, the second to finish. Engine trouble in the Mercedes and Six Shooter threw the racers out of the contest. The following is the summary of the races: Class C, nine knots: Elapsed Corrected Name and Owner. Rating. Time. Time. Allon, Myles-Mnrsc.60.84 1:00:43 8:33 Oarlta, P. J. K. Clark... .58.28 1:00:34 44:38 Dorothy. W. H. Sherry. .61.92 1:11:48 4, :46 Shadow. G. E. Andrews..64.95 1:12:00 56.38 Kaby Bullet failed to finish. Class B, thirteen and a half knots: Elapsed Correoted Name and Owner. Rating, lime. Time. Simplex, Proctor Smith — 88.40 51:31 48:52 Topsev, J. C. King.t*> 00 63:66 50:lo 20th Cent’y, 1,. T. Pettle...69.10 67:24 56:02 Blanche. C. H. Scroggins. .66.12 60:19 60:19 Possum and WestraU, limited, did not finish. CU ts A, eighteen knots: Elapsed Corrected d Owner. Rating. Time. Time, rge GingTed..76.36 ti9:18 68:53 Cornet. T. B. Collins....81.49 1:26:52 1:21:43 Note.—A knot is a nautical mile, or 6080.27 feet. MORE PROGRESS MADE. Sterly Teatifiea Regarding Checks Car ried Away By Captain Carter. Savannah, Ga.( January 30.—Greater progress than had marked any prevl ou8 day of the trial was made in the federal court today in the case of Greene and Gaynor, and the court upon adjournment was moved to congratu late the counsel and the jury upon tho more rapid strides in the introduction of evidence. J. W. O. Sterly of Savannah and George W. Marlor of New York were the witnesses today, and their testi mony was interesting. Mr. Marlor was on the stand when adjournment was taken, and tomorrow he will be cross examined by the defense. Mr. Sterly testified that former Cap tain Carter had left Savannah on Juno 30, 1897, taking with him two checks which he tilled out In Washington upon receiving the telegraphic notice from Sterly of the amounts the latter had in the meantime figured out as due Greene and Gaynor. Then, wtthout having seen the accounts at all, the witness said. Carter signed the checks, one for $345,000 and the other for $230,000, and payment was made. The testimony of Mr. Marlor related to the cashing of checks at the sub treasury In New York by John F. Gay nor. DUNCAN IS BANKRUPT. Thinks This Plan Best for Satisfaction of His Creditors. ■ Charleston, S.C., January 30.---Thomas C. Duncan, former president of the Buf falo and the Union cotton mills, and reputed to be a man of considerable wealth, was today adjudged a bank rupt upon request of his attorneys in the United States district court, and John J. Earle of Columbia was ap pointed referee to administer the af fairs of the estate. The petition to have Duncan adjudged a bankrupt was filed November 13 by the Union and Buffalo cotton mills and the Exchange Bank and Trust company of Charles ton. This concludes the present proceed ings. and the anticipation that Duncan would be put upon the stand and ques tioned about the missing ledgers was dispelled. 'Ihe next move in the mat ter will be at a hearing before Referee Earle in Union on February 27. In his petition Duncan stated that his prop erty at a fair valuation would pay his j debts in full, but on account of a lack : of harmony among his creditors he j considered it best to ask the court to administer his property for fh£ benefit of said creditors. Negro Educator Is Rewarded. Mobile, January 30.—The Rev. A. F. Owens, for a long time pastor of a col ored church here, and now principal of the theological department of the Col ored university at Selma. Ala., was pre sented with a costly gold watch and fob by ninety of the principal busi ness men of the city tonight in recogni tion of his philanthropic work here for a period o twenty-eight years. -* When you feel all tired out and broken 1 up generally, take Hood's Sarsaparilla. BIG WRESTLER COMES TO FIND MATCH HERE Tom Griffin May Close Arrangements to Meet Professor Leonhardt at Birmingham Athletic Club. Tom Griffin of British Columbia, a heavy-weight wrestler, who has met some of the best men In that line, has been in Birmingham several days, making ef forts to arrange a match before the Bir mingham Athletic club. He was attracted by the challenge offered by Charles Stone of Des Moines, la., but has been unable to locate Stone, the latter having evi dently left the city. Griffin may be matched to meet Profes sor Leonhardt, if correspondence now being indulged in, results favorably. Leon hardt is well and favorably known here, and is now in Jacksonville, Fla. A reply is expected from him in a day or two relative to a match with Griffin. The men have records about the same, are of about the same weight and make up. and art both intent upon maintaining t!\eir posi tion in the world of sports. Griffin says he is ready to meet any white man in the world at catcn-as-catch can, two falls out of three, strangle-hold barred and only pin falls to count. He is working regularly at the Birmingham Athletic club, and Secretary Miles is ot the opinion that he would be a formidable opponent for any wrestler. Chinamen Smuggled Into California. El Paso, Tex., January 30.—Prom in formation received here today It la be lieved that a carload of Chinamen wag successfully shipped to Bakersfield. Cal., recently by smugglers. The car In which the Chinese were smuggled, ft is said, was engaged for a shipment of ■furniture, the freight on which had been prepaid. The car was left at Bakersfield, but no one having claimed It. it was opened. There was evidence to show that the car had been used for human freight over the long route. Chaffee Going to Mexico. Washington. January 30.—Lieuten ant General Chaffee will be placed on toe retired list of the army Thursday at his own request, after about forty five years' service. General and Mrs. and Miss Chaffee will leave here the end of the week for Mexico, whera they will remain until May. Later in the summer they will take up their permanent residence in Los Angeles, Cal. . : ; .j