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THREE ( Porter Neel & Co., Birmingham, All. 1
J H. J. Porter Co. (Inc.) Augusta. Ga. STORES1 os. N. NmI Co. (Inc.' Macon, Ga. A Grand Final To a Grand Success. The passing season has shown a wonderful figure with the Porter-Neel stores—a grand figure, and while it speaks most eloquently of the winter’s business it also carries with it a prophecy for the future—the coming season. To be sure the financial success is pleasing to comtem plate; but back and behind that is the realization that the success was brought about by the loyal support of the public. $ I 5\oo and $18.00 Suits 4 4 Hr and Overcoats. Ax* I 9 $20.00 and $2$.00 Suits 4M HT and Overcoats. Ax*19 $2^.00 and $30.00 Suits 4 0 Hr and Ovsrcoats. AO* 19 $35'.00 Suits and Hr Overcoats. 4iA*l9 Knox Hat Opening. Thursday morning, February 15th, the for mal opening and first showing of the new Spring hats from the world-famous Knox. You are most cor dially invited. Porter, Neel & Co. Exclusive agents for Knox Hats in Birmingham, Ala. Augusta, Ga. and Macon, Ga, — POLITICAL AND OTHER GOSSIP AT THE CAPITOL BY HERVEY W. L.AIRO. Montgomery, February 10.—(Special.)— Though it may be a well predicted sub ject, it Is a fact that the interest in the race for United States senator con tinues to center about former Governor William C. Oates and former Governor Joseph F. Johnston. Neither have spoken yet as to what he will Anally do, but it Is quite sure that both are doing some hard and consistent thinking. Captain Johnston has been sending out a few letters to friends over the state asking them very frankly what they would be willing to do for him in case he did enter the race for the governorship or for one of the senatorial places. The fact is, he has not conAned the effort to locate sentiment to those who have been his followers before, but Is “feel- I ing” of others who may not have voted his way In the past. In the oase of General Oates there is also a waiting attitude, though he is sure to enter for senator if at all. The doubt in the situation is whether he will run straight for the plen^ '•*>' for the suc cession. It is gatherea *rom good au thority that the general has It in mind to run straight for one or the other of the places if at all, holding that it is bet ter to do that than to look to a vacancy, i However, when seen about his intentions j this week he said: “I wish you would say for me that I have the matter under serious consideration and will in due time announce my decision. Several of my friends have had the matter up with me lately and I am going slow. It is a thing that should not be taken too precipitately and I will be able to make formal announcement of my Intentions before very much longer.” The effort on the part of the school interests of the state to have the la.ws Changed so that adverse possession can not run against school lands Is meeting with the general approval of the peo ple at large and Superintendent Hill is receiving many assurances of support. It has been a surprise to many to And that there are people In the state who will undertake to take these lands given for the schooling of the poor children, thus taking from them the only way, save by the regular state fund, they have to get an education. It is quite certain that from now on there will be conducted a campaign that will result In such laws as are needed from the next session of the legislature. All sorts of schemes have been employed to get these lands. Negroes have been hired to go to them and make a clearing and then get off and give a quit claim deed. This gives a shadow of title and then the pur chaser goes on and holds lands that he has no right In the world to keep and he knows he has not. Now that tile time is almost here when the danger will ex tend to lands given In lieu of valuless sixteenth section lands and It Is necessary to have the matter lookeu Into. Senator Hugh Morrow of Jefferson got a bill through the last Senate to cover the case, but It was killed In the House. HATTIESBURG FIELD UNUSUALLY ACTIVE Newmans and Goodyears Are Making Extensions MISSISSIPPI LUMBER TRADE Car Shortage Has Lifted and Condi tions Have Caused Budding Forth of Many New Lumber Companies. Hattiesburg, Miss., February 10.—(Spe cial.)—Quiet, steady, effective work has been the order among the yellow pine mills of the surrounding country during the past two w^eks. The weather has been ideal for operations in the woods, in the mills and In the offices. Labor has taken hold with unwonted virility under the inspiration of the balmy sun shine and summer breezes. Even the railroads appear to have felt the influence of the splendid weather and the services of cars has been better than- the manu facturers have been accustomed to of late. There has been scarcely a discordant note to mar the perfect harmony of the mill machinery, and the millmen have made a fine harvest of yellow pine hay while the sun shone. The car shortage has lifted. At least It Is so stringent as it has been for several months past and has been far less severe than the millmen and buyers were expecting. The movement has been fairly free, and if there have been any serious complaints they have been in isolated cases and have not aroused any general solicitude. The condition of the milling business just now and the prospectis for continu ance of the profitable conditions of the lumber trade have been such as to en courage the budding forth of many new companies in the lumber manufacturing field. Here in Hattiesburg alone three new companies have been floated in the past ten days. The larger syndicates have shown a disposition to renew their activities, and the maneuvering for ad vantageous positions in the lumber ter ritory has been a conspicuous feature of conditions hereabouts. Newmans and Goodyears. Of the larger operations in this ter ritory, the Newmans and the Goodyears are mostly in the public mind. Both are getting in shape for operations on an unusual scale in the future. The unusual interests which the Good years have shown and are yet showing In the amendment of the capitalization law's of the state have made it evident that this company is bent upon other lines of industry in this state than the mere milling and marketing of lunv ber. They are extremely reticent about their plans, and not a word of what has been said and written about their operations and plans in this state during the past six months has come directly from any official pf the syndicate. But conjecture has kept pace with discoveries. Up to this time the syndicate has busied itself with the securing of tlmberland and milling properties and with plaits f(fr railroads to open up the lands which it has acquired. Now the further aims of the syndicate are manifested in the shape of a purpose to establish here vast industrial plants employing lumber ma terials that wMll as far as possible use i the output of the syndicate mills. A large car foundry is among the foremost Hunt Clut> Shoes For Ladies «"vr* &au. and Gentlemen The Greatest Prize in the Gift of the American People AWARDED ) The Substantial Approval of the People Demonstrated Seventy-Four Per Cent. Gain In Shipments—Not Sales—for January. * Of what value is your opinion of Shoes if you have never tried KENMORE SHOES? Wingo, Ellett & Crump Shoe Co. The Only tome In the Whole South Manufacturing MEN’S, WOMEN'S, BOYS’, MISSES' and CHILDREN’S SHOES Richmond. Va. Manchester. Va. Fredericksburg. Va. Baltimore, Md of these establishments, bui it is no . the only one by ay iveana. Wood wo king plants of every kkid that can be made profitable are to ibe installed at such j points as may be deemed advisable from a commercial point of view. How- far the syndicate will go In this system of exploitation it is hard to say, except that it is proposed Ip manufacture every inch of timber that can be used to ad vantage in industrial establishments of this section. |, Big Car Foundry Planned. The Newmans are bent upon a similar system of operations The fact is no longer concealed by that company that a car foundry that wjli rival the largest in the world Is to be established In Hattiesburg if the capitalization laws of the state shall be amended In such way as to permit the formation of a com pany with sufficient power to acquire the property necessary for such an ex tensive business. The prospects now are that the required alteijition of the laws will be made. The limit of $1,000,000 on per sonalty which a corporation may own has been recommended for, removal by the Senate committee on Corporations, but there is still a limit of frl.000,000 on realty ownership as to which no recommenda- j tion has, yet been offered but which the ! syndicate are very anxious to have lifted. The legislature has shown a disposition to meet the desires of the investors with respect to these matters in the in terest of the Industrial advancement of the state. Mr. I. C. Enochs, manager for the Goodyears, has mafic strong repre sentation to the commitub, and it is to he expected that the result will be satisfac tory. Will Build Extension. ; The purposes of the Jfcwmans in the matter of railroad extension at this end of the line have been disclosed very fully. At the present time It is their purpose to build southeast out of Hatties burg for ten or twelve miles to tap their timber holdings in that direction, and when that shall have been done they will draw all their material for the Hat | tiosburg mill from the newly opened ter I ritory, leaving the territory west of here | for the big new mill at Sumrall. The road through to Scranton will not bo 1 closed up for the present. ' The Goodyears are still busy with their j railroad surveying operations. A force I of surveyors is now at work near Mag j nolia, west of here. Big Property Changes Hands. ) The deal whereby the Giilf Coast Lum ber company, with headquarters at Ly man and offices at Gulfport and Ha vana. goes Into the possession of State ! Senator W. H. Hatten of New London, Wis., has been confirmed within the i past weeli. The transaction was reported a month ago, but the story was either ! denied or discredited by others. It is now officially confirmed and Mr. Hatten is al ready in possession. The property in cludes 380,000,000 feet of long leaf yellow pine timber with mills, with log roads, engines, cars, cattle and all the other paraphernalia of a well equipped manu facturing plant. The consideration is given at $700,(XX). Senator Hatten is a new comer to the yellow pine field. For a number of years he has been interested in the timber business In the northwest. He is a promoter of large financial re sources. The firm of Gay and Fatheree, which has disposed of this property, is by no means out of the,timber and man ufacturing business, having mills yet 'n operation in Perry county and near Wig gins, on the Gulf and Ship Island rail road, with several year’s supply of Um ber to feed tltese mills. COMER INTERESTS JASPER AUDIENCE Says the Fight He Is Making Should Be Fought Out In the Demo cratic Party. Jasper. Ala., February 10.—(Special.)— Probably three hundred people assembled at the courthouse here this afternoon at 1 o’clock to hear B. B. Comer, candidate for the nomination of governor of Ala bama. The speaker was Introduced by S. Cacy. Mr. dinner thanked the people present for thetf attendance to hear him on what he termed the most Important question that llid ever been brought up In the state, rfe spoke of Ills democracy anil stated theft this fight he Is making should be fought Inside the democratic party. Mr. Coiner, while not eloquent In his remarks, spoke with much earnest ness. and liisj audience gave him very close attentio^. Before going Into the question of freight rates, the speaker turned to the!reporters' table and Intro duced to the assemblage "my friend, Mr. Beckham, steiographer for the Mont gomery Adve: User, who Is my constant attendant,” a. id then he gave consider able time t( that paper. He stated that Mr. Bee [ham claimed to he taking his speeches iteration He said that Ills speeches wou d be taken down and when they were carried to the Advertiser if there was anything they wanted they would print l|, otherwise it would never be published) Mr. Cornel- then took up the question of freight fates) in Alabama and gave a lengthy disco) slon of this subject, follow ing Ids usual line of argument with a few phases or the subject Ihterspersed. In speaking of his work on the rail- • road commission Mr. Comer showed how before any cohrt the dirtiest negro would be furnished a lawyer to plead his case, and asked the question whom does the state furnish to stand with the railroad commission In tills great Issue. The speaker said it was no purpose of his to create friction, admitting that the railroads were great agencies. "They say a great many things about me.” said Mr. Comer, “hut they never attack anything T say.” He said he believed that for many years the commission had stood between the railroads and the enforcement of the law. The Rpeaker held up a ropy of the Montgomery Advertiser containing a full page advertisement headed “Vote for John V. Smith," and remarked that the ad must have cost five hundred dollars. Mr. Comer displayed a hunch of rail road passes, express franks, telegraph franks, and said that because he was a politician he supposed these pusses had been furnished film. Gas Main Is Repaired. Florence. February 10.—(Special.)—Shef field and Ttiscumbla are again illuminated by gas from the Northern Alabama (las company of this city, after the supply lias been nit ..ff for two weeks. A break occurred In the main under the waters of the Tennessee river and the services of a diver were required to repair the damage. The diver was lowered from a boat to make the needed repairs. The com pany Is laying an additional four-inch main io Sheffield and Tuscumhla. and will I alternate them In case of accident. Major Harris Not in Race. Opelika, February 10.—(Special.)—MaJ. Joseph It. Harris of Oakbowery, 'has an nounced that he will not he a candidate for agricultural commissioner, althnugh he has been urged by friends all over the state to enter the race. Hotel Morris Restaurant table fie hote dinner Sunday evening 6 to 8. Music. All Suits and overcoats must now go at cost to save Handling and make room for spring goods. Get yourselves into one. Varley & Bauman. 1924 1st Ave. Does Your Back Ache? A trial bottle ol Warner’s Sale Cure, the great kidney and bladder cure, sent ABSOLUTELY FREE to every reader of The Age-Herald who sutlers from kidney, liver, bladder or blood disease. It’s Your Kidneys! 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JACKSONVILLE’S NEW SIX O’CLOCK LAW DISCUSSED Jacksonville, February 10.—(Special.)—A representative of The Age-Herald was commissioned to Jacksonville yesterday evening for the purpose of ascertaining, as nearly as possible* what effect the t* o'clock saloon closing law, recently adopt ed In that city, had upon the general con duct of Jacksonville citizens, with par ticular reference to Its Influence In check ing drunkenness. The IJ o'clock law, it will be remembered, requires that the saloon now in opera tion In that city, and any that may be established there in the future, close its i doors by or before 6 o'clock in the even ing and open not before 6 o’clock in the morning, prohibiting the sale of any “spir ituous, malt or vinous liquors’’ before the morning hour or after the evening hour. The law was created in the form of an ordinance passed by the City Council m the month of December last, becoming ef fective on January 1 of the present year. Its violation is punishable by a heavy fine. Regarding the "bartenders’ curfew,” as the law in question has not inaptly been termed the writer has talked to both tee totalers and habitues of the bar, and while there is some objection to It, the concen sus of the best opinion seems to be In its favor. While some at first objected to the law on the ground that it would give rise to blind tigers, there has, It is said, as yet been no tangible evidence brought forth in support of this objection, and it is claimed that it eliminates sev eral, if not all, of the most objectionable features to the dispensary and prohibi tion. Churchmen and others who look upon the dispensary as a compromise, recog nizing In it an excellent opportunity for graft, cannot make the Kamo objections to the G o’clock law. For it places the whole responsibility, after the saloon Is licensed, upon the proprietor. It abolishes night drinking altogether, thus cheeking, to a large extent, the so-called treating evil, which is largely confined to the evening hours. Furthermore it, unlike the dispensary, does not necessitate* a bottle 1 purchase, eliminating the objection found I to having intoxicating liquor on one’s per son, In one’s home or place of business. Referring to the «* o’clock law. as com pared with prohibition, It Is argued that it does not deprive a city of the liquor license—in the case of Jacksonville the $1000 license continues unchanged—does not deprive tlie “moderate drinker" of Ins toddy, and, as stated above, does not, it Is claimed, give rise to the blind tiger or illicit distilling. Dr. W. R. Arbery, city councilman, who is known as tlie father of the G o'clock saloon law*, stated to the writer that the law has conceived and passed primarily for the benefit of the Jacksonville youth, j the negroes of the city and visiting farm- 1 ers. He seems greatly pleased with the • ordinance, and it is said that a perfect ‘ revolution has been wrought in the night behavior of the city since it became ef- I fectlve. In order to ascertain the effect of the i ordinance with relation to drunkenness. J the writer called upon Mayor Horace L». ' Stevenson for the purpose of securing the I number of and the causes leading to ar- ! rests for the past three months, with the J following result: In November (1905) there » were 11 arrests, all for drunkenness or | drunk and disorderly; in December of the | same year there wore 12 arrests, all for . the same offenses except one, which was ! for the discharge of firearms in the city j limits; in January of the current year 1 there were only 8 arrests. 2 for intoxica tion in public and the others for assault and gaming. Jacksonville's liquor license will very likely he an Issue In the next municipal election, which occurs in April, and not withstanding the success claimed for the prevailing ordinance. It promises to have considerable opposition. Quite a number of amendments and modifications arc sug gested, some favoring the restrictilfci of the sales to only light wines and beers of a slight per cent of alcohol; others would establish complete prohibition, while still others, believing the present conditions will eventually lead to various illegality, would go back to the old sixteen-hour law. In any event, however, it is not very likely that definite action will be taken in any respect until the merits and de merits of the 6 o’clock law have been given an opportunity to develop to their fullest extent. Change in Opelika Firm. Opelika, February 10.—(Special.)—An im portant business change was made in ths grocery firm of Hudman & Lawson, when A. W. Lawson sold his interest to Tim C. Hudman, who with his brother, G. Hudman. Jr., will continue the busi ness under the firm name of Hudman Bros. Lee Cotton Buyers Hold Staple. Opelika, February 10.—(Special.)—Tha cotton buyers of this city are doing a lagging business, the fanners of this county and in this district are holding cotton for 'higher prices. 'Hie opinion seems to prevail that the fieecy staple will go higner before the new market comes in. Piles Cured Suffering for Years, and Bed-Ridden From Piles, a Contractor of Marion, Indiana, Is Cured by Pyramid Pile Cure. Trial Package Sent Free to All Who Send Name and Address. *T was troubled with piles for several years before I would let It be known. But at last they became so severe that I could not walk and I had to take my bed. I tried everythin# and anythin# tha doctors prescribed, and took their treat ments for a Ion# time. But nothin# ever did me any good. I had seen your ad. in different newspapers, so I got a 50-cent box and began using them. 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