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Boydensr lo be sure— never find such lines anywhere else, It’s the Perfec-toe in a Blucher Oxford. Patent colt with a dull mat kid top. 1922 First Ave. MEET ATTALLADEGA Invited in Connection With the Union Depot Project MILTON H, SMITH PRESENT Talladega . eels Encouraged By the Meeting Because the Matter Is at Least Brought to Official Attention. Talladega, March 16.—(Special.)—As President Milton H. Smith stepped oft his car at Talladega on Thursday to at tend the meeting called to consider build ing a union passenger station, he en countered a mud puddle shoe deep un der the shed of the Louisville and Nash ville depot. “Phew!” said the venerable president, "why don't they till this up?” The gentleman with him replied: "The su perintendent of this division promised to pave this with concrete more than a year ago, hut it hasn't been done." This Incident painfully and pointedly called attention to the fact that this great railroad, the Louisville and Nash ville, is maintaining a place at Talladega for the accommodation of passengers whol “YOU GO YOU GOME’’ When Using LIFE PRESERVERS On your Auto Tires. See their representa tive at the garage of VAN DUZEN MOTOR CAR CO. I Hi So. noth St. Phone Bell 1833 DRS. DOZIER & DOZIER MEDICO-SURGICAL AND ELEC TRO-THERAPEUTIC IN8TI TUTE, 117Vi N. Twenty-first 8treet. BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. I Dp. O. % $ Do*l«r. Dr. Byron Dozier. I A strictly htgh-clas.1 Institute for the scientific treatment of all Chronic, Nervous, Blood. Skin, Rectal, Female nnd Genlto-l'rtnary diseases. Deform ities, Tumors. Stiff Joints, Cancer, Lupus. Malignant Ulcers. Rheuma tism, Tuberculosis end Consumption. Hemorrhoids, Varlcocela, Hernia and Venireal diseases of every name, nature, form and character are also treat ed, and a legal guar antee of Cure will Be Olven In every Caae. Our equipment, consisting of well kept prescription department, X-Ray. Violet Ray. Static and Galvano-Far adlc apparatus, Super-Heated Air. Are Light Cabinet, Burke Nebulizer ,id Osone Inhalation for nose, throat and lungs, and a thoroughly equipped Surgical Department, modern and up to-date In every particular, give us a prestige over all competitors In Ala bama In our special line of practice. CORRESPONDENCE INVITED Consultation and examination free. Terms liberal and confidoaos held Inviolate. Office hours » a. m. to 7 p. m. Sundays, t a. m. to 1 p. m. A FEW OF MANY ENDORSE MENTS FROM THE PRESS: The Llrmlngh-m Ledger: Drs. Do zier are without doubt the best known specialists in the South, and their fame is due entirely to thetr great skill. The Birmingham News: Both Drs. O. T. and Byron Dosler are reliable and experienced physicians and sur geons, who deserve the great sunoses which has been and Is theirs. Ago-Hearfd: Drs. Dozier's long standing and approved abilities mi mic them to the proud distinction of standing at the head of thatr profea ■fan. ly different front the usual comfortable stations of this corporation. The site is low, sunken and flooded with water dur ing rains, the house and tracks are sit uated three feet below the street level, the building is rotten, shabby, small, and illy ventilated. During the last rain citi zens of Talladega were forced to hire hacks with which to cross the tracks of the Louisville and Nashville railroad. The depot of the Southern railroad Is situated on better ground, but beyond this it is but a slight improvement over the Louis ville and Nashville. The Birmingham and Atlantic has no depot, nor has the Atlanta and Birmingham nor the Great'Eastern. That is to say five lines using franchises and privileges, and doing business in the city, there are Dut two passenger de pots, and these two could be torn down and rebuilt in exact duplicate at a less cost than $1000 each. Invite Railroad Men to City. The probable gross annual business in and out of Talladega secured by the Louisville and Nashville and Southern railways is not far from $100,000, includ ing freight and passengers. The Mayor and Aldermen and Commercial association of the city, after a consultation, Invited the general managers of all the rail way lines entering the city to meet In Talladega on March 15 to confer together, and hear argument In reference to es tablishing a union passenger station. Fav orable replies were received and at 1:30 p. in., In the parlors of the Elks’ club a notable body of representative business men, fifty in number, assembled to meet W. N. Foraker, assistant general super intendent; J. W. Stanttel, division super intendent, B. B. Atwood, roadmaster of the Southern; J. F. Fleetwood, superin tendent of the Birmingham and Atlantic; Cecil Browne, representative of the At lanta, Birmingham and Atlantic; Presi dent Milton H. Smith of the Louisville and Nashville, and T. 8. Brooks, division superintendent of the Louisville and Nash ville. Mayor Wellington Vandiver called the meeting to order and briefly stated the facts leading to the call, and added a few reasons why a union station was necessary. He closed by suggesting that as President Smith was the oldest man in the assemblage, he should spe;ik first. But President Smith seemed suddenly seized with an excess of modesty and shaking his head smiling avowed his In ability as a speaker. Then the presiding officer pleasantly called out Mr. Foraker, who arose and speaking for the Southern expressed a willingness to unite with other roads in doing what was right, fair and equitable. G. A. Matteson, president of the Commercial club, in response to a call of the chairman, presented reasons why the Union station was necessary, and in reply to a question designated the site recently acquired by the Atlanta, Birming ham and Atlantic road, us tne most cen tral and best located spot for the sta tion. A second effort to get President Smith to his feet fell short. Cecil Brown read extracts from President Wadley of the Atlanta. Birmingham and Atlantic road giving him authority to act for that corporation, and followed it with reasons why the site under discussion should be selected. Smith Finally Talks. President Milton H. Smith finally got to his feet, and stated that the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic- road had open ed correspondence with him on the sub ject. sending him a blue print of the locality; which he would furnish to the Southern representatives, and to the meeting :f desired. That locating a sta tion at the spot designated would necessi tate the Louisville and Nashville building 2000 additional feet of track, and that up to the present time the proposition had not been favorably received by the Louis ville and Nashville, but that his road was open to argument and conviction. He ad mitted that the present passenger station of the Louisville ancj Nashville was in adequate, and said that a change there would soon he necessary. He suggested that a year from now when the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic got ready to build its passenger station, would be a good time to again discuss tVie matter. When Superintendent Fleetwood was call ed out he referred the speaking to J. K. Dixon, counsel for the road, and that gentleman assured the body that the Atlanta, Birmingham and Atlantic was willing to agree to anything fair and equitable. The citizens feel that the meeting has not been without results, in that it is a beginning. They do not contemplate giving the matter up at all, but expect to continue to press the affair to a definite conclusion. Stricken With Apoplexy. Florence, March 16.—(Special,)—Mrs. Susan Y. Thrasher, an aged lady of 81 years, was stricken with apoplexy .while eating her breakfast. She lives alone and was not discovered until a waiter from the restaurant where she gets her meals came to remove the dishes. Mrs. Thrasher is well connected and owns con siderable property in Florence. She has no nearer relatives than a nephew who is with her now. The condition of the aged woman is critical. Child Burns to Death. Huntsville. March 16.—(Special.)—Bessie Martin, the 7-year-old daughter of Pe ter Martin, was burned to death today by falling into an open fireplace. special’ notice. The undersigned beg to announce hav ing formed a co-partnershp under the firm name of Gilbert & Gasquet for the transaction of any business pertaining to the following, viz: Locomotives, rail way and contractors' equipment, new and relaying rails. Iron and steel scrap ma terials. pig Iron, steel, coal and coke, ear wheels and logging ears. Ofllee 420-7-9 Woodward building. Phone 307. HARRY T. GILBERT, f. VAUGHAN GASQUET. INTEREST SAVED WILL BE Ml Price Received for State Bonds Regarded as Good VISITORS AT THE CAPITAL Members of Rivers and Harbors Com mittee Are Shown Over the City, Other News of Mont gomery. Montgomery, March 16.—(Special.)—Tha interest saving to the state by reason of the refunding of the $7,437,600 of state bonds due next July will be $91,481 annu ally, duo to the fact that the rate is i educed from 5 to 4 per cent and a prem ium of $300,000 is received on the sale of the new issue. It is regarded by every one that the price secured for the bonds was a good one. The governor thinks so and so does Treasurer J. Craig Smith, who expressed himself as well satisfied with the result of the saje. The governor sold the issue of $966,000 due last January for a basis of 3.46 as compared to 3.82 received yes terday. He regards that with the higher price of money and the well known fact that the sale had to be made right away the transaction is one of profit. P. W. Chapman, who came here repre senting one of the bidding syndicates. Harris & to., Chicago, said today that the sale was a good one indeed for the state. ‘‘The current general conditions of the money market," said Mr. Chapman, ‘‘arc such, no matter how high grade the security, the invostor demands not less than 3»i per cent net interest return on his money. The money market now, as compared with last year, »s higher, and the interest returns are higher. The volume of bonds replaced on the mar kets have been exceptionally high priced." Compared With New York Bonds. Bringing the sale into the realm of com parison Mr. Chapman continued: "The last New York city bonds issued, which are free from taxation, and bear 4 per cent interest were sold on a basis of 8.80; and it is stated in financial circles that money was lost in handling them. This is the lowest price for which these bonds have been bought for many years. This itself is an excellent illustration of the condition of the money market, showing the interest demand to be much higher than it has been for some time. In view of these circumstances the price received by the state for its $7,437,600 at this time represents the true market value of Se curities of this class." Ine taking of $346,000 of the bonds at a good price by Alabamians is a source of encouragement to the governor and he was glad that he was able to arrange with the large and successful bidders to let them be accommodated. By taking out what he can and otherwise reducing the charge the interest is reduced from $446, 955 as it now stands to $331,474. The bid of Seasongood & Mayer of Cincinnati, was a good one but they were laboring under a mistake It seems, as they bi-1 for bonds of last January Instead of next July as they should have done. As a consequence their bid was thrown out at the last as it should have been when first opened, as the January bonds had already been sold. Rivers and Harbors Committee. The congressional party here today was shown over the city and given a chance to see the city and its water advantages. It is a part of the rivers and harbors committer* of the lower house of Con gress and is seeing the waterways of the south. It has visited recently Mobile and Gulfport. The members only stopped here from 6:30 to 9:15 a. m.. having beert invited by the Commercial club. The | local committee was made up of Mayor Teague, President Forbes of the Com ! mereial club, Secretary J. L. Gilbert of the Commercial club, \V. F. Vandiver, C. F. Moritz. W. \\\ Screws, Edward Lyle. Horace Hood. W. F. Black. The party was shown the capitol and other points of interest. The party was made up as follows: William C. Adamson of Georgia, Ben jamin G. Humphries of Mississippi. E. J. Bowers of Mississippi, Roswell P. Bishop of Michigan. Blackburn R. Dovenor of West Virginia, Ernest F. Acheson of Pennsylvania, De Alva 8. Alexander of New York, James MeLachlen of Cali fornia, Wesley L. Jones of Washington, Edgar E. Ellis of Missouri. Stephen M. Sparkman of Florida, George F. Burgess of Texas, anji George W. Taylor of Ala bama. In speaking of the Montgomery trip. Mr. Wesley L. Jones of the state of Washington, who Is one of the most prac tical business men in the party, said: Representative Jones Talks. “We cnme to Montgomery on invita tion. and while our visit itself is more or less one of courtesy, we are fully ad vised of the improvements necessary to make your river of the traffic hearing importance that you desire and it ought to he. Tiie question of paying freight on merchandise manufactured at one place and sold to another is one that is occupy ing the attention of the whole nation right now. I do not know of any place that is more interested in that same thing than Montgomery is. This is a dis tributing center for a large, rich and pros perous territory, and if. by the removal of three or four flve-months-on-the-year sand bars, your steamboats can reach the gulf or the ocean, I hardly think that there is anybody on our committee that would object to your having a sufficient appropriation to accomplish it. “Of course. I am not speaking officially, but what I have said carries one of the ideas of tiie practical suggestions that this trip has made. I don’t mind saying that after all we have seen and more that we have heard that .t would take less money to make your river from here to the coast a dividend paying proposition than anything else that we have had pre sented to us. I>t me repeat that this is not official, because I have no idea what the committee will do when it gets back to Washington and checks up.” History of Twenty-fifth Infantry. The Rev, William P. Howell of Iron City, Ala., has written and delivered to tiie state department of archives and history a history of tiie Twenty-fifth in fantry, C. S. A., in which command he was a captain. It is one of a series now being gotten up by tiie department, sev eral of which have been finished. Director Owen of the department, has also been notified that a history of the Third Ala bama cavalry now being written by Judge R. R. Gaines of Texas will soon be com pleted and sent in. Judge Gaines is chief justice of the supreme court of Texas and resides at Austin. He will be glad to hear frbm any survivors of the regi ment. The history of the Twenty-fifth infantry, written by the Rev. Mr. Howell is full of interesting facts. The regiment was or ganized December. 1861. at Mobile, and was in all of the leading battles of the western army, surrendering at Goldsboro, X. C., in 186.7. Its first colonel was John Q. Docmis. of Coosa county, and the only other. Gen. G. D. Johnston of. Tuscaloosa counts', later a brigadier general. General Johnston is now state senator from Tus caloosa counts'. Other officers of the regiment are \Y. A. Handles' of Roanoke, a captain; R. \Y. Bell of Seattle. Wash., and W. P. Howell, both captains. Capitol Notes. The state convict department was today notified of the escape of John. Alias Shine Brown, from the lumber mills of the Dunham Humber company at Dun ham. The negro has lived in Mobile and Birmingham and his family lives at Pratt City. A copy of the amended charter of the I. ouisville and Nashville Railroad com pany has been filed with the secretary of state. It embraces a number of nets of the legislature of Kentucky concern ing the legal status of the company. The Kartus Dry Goods company of Bessemer has filed notice of incorporation with capital of $3*X/>. Incorporators. R. A. Porter, W. D. Wilson, Jr.. N. Y. Mill sap. Jefferson Fertilizer company. Birming ham. capital $250,000. Incorporators. J. G. Whitfield. J. W. Donnelly. George A. Blinn, Henry B. Gray. W. W. Crawford, J. B. Cobbs. A. W. Nelson. Bertram Ja cobs. E. H. Levy, Richard V. Massey. G. B. Mc?eigh. The J. B. Goodman Mercantile com pany of Spring Ilill has increased capital stock to *5000. • The Merchants’ Transfer company. Mo bile, is reported organized with capital of $4800. R. H. Tate. IB C. Devon, C. H. Appel. Incorporators. The Ideal I*and and Improvement com pany has been organized at Birmingham, i capital $12,000. Incorporators, R. E. Col lins, J. C. Scott. J. B. Burris. C. E. Bur ris. A. B. Going. John 8. Going. These minor appointments have been made: Notary public and justice of the peace, W. M. Hill, Baneville; notaries. Mrs.. M. B. Crure. Birmingham: Miss E, E. Hill. Birmingham; S. F. Goldon. Brewton: constable. M. C, Harmon. Eighth Ward, Mobile. E. 8. Thigpen of Wotumpka has been appointed assistant district attorney for the Middle district. He was a promi nent candidate for the position of supreme court reporter a few weeks ago. ETOWAH HUNTERS ARE UP IN ARMS Say Law Has Been Violated By Whole sale Exportation of Live Quail to Northern States. . Gadsden. March 16.—(Special.)—The sea- | son for shooting: quail ended yesterday. ( Local sportsmen are very much worked | up over the wholesale exportation of j quail to the northern and western states j from this and the adjoining counties. It was reported from a reliable source that over 1200 live quail were sent north and west from Attalla yesterday, having been received from shippers at Albertville and Boaz. Something like 10.000 have been shipped from these two points during the past few months, for breeding purposes it is claimed. Sportsmen claim that if this continues the stato will soon be depop ulated of the birds. Several have in terested themselves and will try to have the grand juries now in session at Gun tersvillc and in this city to investigate the matter as it is claimed that the law has been grossly violated. AMUSEMENTS ♦ AT THE JEFFERSON. ♦ ♦ - ♦ ♦ This afternoon and tonight—Mas- ♦ ♦ ter Gabriel in ' Buster Brown.” ^ ♦ •--- ♦ - AT THE BIJOU. ♦ - ♦ ♦- This afternoon and tonight— ♦ “Fighting Fate.” ♦ ♦ “Buster Brown." Busier Brown and Tige came back to the Jefferson theatre last night and de lighted a well filled house. The pranks of Buster were as amusing as ever, and the drolleries of Tige immense, “Buster Brown” is one of the most pleasing and diverting shows of the year. Its fun is refined, the chorus well drilled and the music and specialties above the average. When the company was here previously it created a most favorable impression, so that there was great rejoicing in town when the little tads learned that Buster would return. Master Gabriel as Buster and George All as Tige have lost none of their ability as entertainers. A matinee will be given this afternoon, and it Is expected that the Jefferson will be packed with children. Everywhere “Buster Brown” is presented little folks attend In large numbers. The engagement "’ill end with a per formance tonight. “The Yankee Consul.” “The Yankee Consul" will be the at traction at the Jefferson theatre next Tuesday afternoon ami night. In commenting on a performance given by the company presenting the play the Dallas Tim es-Hera Id of March 3 said; “ 'The Yankee Consul* is worth while. It is a comic opera of the breezy sort. It drives away the blues. There is a tin gle to its music and melody in Its songs. It is superbly staged and the costumes do not show evidence of a boycott of laundries. The ballet is shapely ami fetching, and there are some fine voices in the chorus. ‘The Yankee Consul' caught on without delay and a big audi ence vociferated its approval. Harry Short and Vera Michulena, the principals, are clever entertainers. Mr. Short is a sure enough comedian." “Fighting Fate.” "Fighting Fate" will close its engage ment at the Bijou theatre with a matinee this afternoon and a performance tonight. The show is a good average melodrama, and has pleased Bijou patrons who like the "strenuous.” Carrie I^aMont in the leading role is good. She has a company that compares favorably with other melo drama organizations seen here this sea son. J. J. Atkins Dead. Athens, March 16.(Special.)—J. J. At kins of Pettusville died at his residence there last night after a long illness. lie was one of the most successful and popu lar citizens of the north part of the county. He owned and conducted Crutcher's Spring. > one of the leading health resorts of the county, for a num ber of years, and owned the springs at ■ the time of his death. Rural Carries Appointed. Washington, March 16.—(Special.)—Rural i carriers appointed: Midland City, route 3, j Bejanifn H. Stough carrier, Peyton Durr j substitute; Mobile, route 1, Cecil K. Ha- I coste carrier, £. B. Hacoste substitute. Planting Rockyford Cantaloupes. Athens, March 16.—(Special.)—There is to be a largf* crop of Rocky Ford canta loupes planted in this vicinity this year. Several hundred acres will be given a trial. BESSEMER TO VOTE ON SCHOOL BONDS City Can Legally Authorize the Issue TWO BUILDINGS DESIRED Mrs. E. A. Little, Who Was Operated On Yesterday for Appendicitis, Is Resting Well at St. Vincent’s. Bessemer. March IB.—(Special.)—Acting City Attorney Perry announced this morn ing that he had carefully investigated the financial condition of the city anil all the legal matters pertaining to an issue of school bonds and found thAt there is nothing in the way of ordering the election that has been proposed for the issue of bonds for the erection of school build ings. Mr. Perry was instructed at the last meeting of the City Council to look into the matter and ascertain if there be any legal impediment to the proposed issue and report to the next meeting of the council. He concluded liis work today and has announced that the city has the rig lit to make the issue, after it lias been au thorized by a vote of the people. Acordingly an ordinance will be pre pared for presentation at the meeting of the City Council next Tuesday night pro viding for the holding of an election to decide the question. Two Buildings Proposed. The denomination of the issue will be decided at the meeting next Tuesday night and will he named in the ordinance. The erection of two now buildings has been proposed, one to lie a High school building located near the center of the city, but there has developed some oppo sition to more than one new building at this time. The public schools of Bessemer have grown very rapidly during the past few years and it has become almost impossi ble to accommodate the pupils that are applying for admission. It Is believed by those interested in the bond issue and the erection of the new buildings that there will be but little oppo sition to the bond issue. It is probable that the election will be held early in the sum- ' mer and if the issue is authorized us no ] one seems to doubt it is very probable, that .at least one new' building will be ready for occupancy by the opening of the next term. Mrs. Little Resting Well. The many friends of Mrs. E. A. Little will lie pleased to learn that she is rest ing very well at St. Vincent’s hospital in Birmingham at a late hour tonight. She underwent an operation this morn ing at St. Vincent’s hospital for appen dicitis. She has been ill'for several days and became Considerably worse last night when it was decided necessary to per form an operation. The operation wns very successful and bhe attending physicians have hopes for her early recovery. Committee Will Meet. The committee engaged in raising funds for the erection of a new' building for the First Presbyterian church for this city will hold a meeting next Tuesday when it is expected that several thous and* of dollars will he reported as col lected. It is the intention of the church to erect 1 a building to cost about $12.00 or $ir»,000 and it is hoped that everything will he ready for tjic work to begin shortly after the meeting of the committee next week. New Fertilizer Plant. While no official announcement has been made it is understood that the plant of the Jefferson Fertilizer company, ; Arttatu Jffootuuar Every Han and woman is a lover of artistic ' footwear and rightly so, too. There is nothing that adds so much to the appearance as a rightly fitting, rightly styled shoe. Our first spring showing in- 1 eludes some smart ideas. • 1 Women'sQourt Ties two and three holes, patent and gun metal calf $3, $3.50, $4 Men's New Oxfords new swing last, patent and plain leatlvers $5.00 1918 SECOND AVE. Smart Shoes for Everybody which was incorporated in Birmingham yesterday by Birmingham men, will be located near this city. A plot of ground including twenty-five acres on a trunk line of railroad near Bessemer lias been inspected by repre sentatives of the now company, and it is understood that arrangements are being made for the erection of the plant on this side. The company Is organized with a capi tal stock of $250,000, and is authorized to begin business as soon as $150,000 has been paid in. Following are the incorporators of the new company. Which will, he one of the most important manufacturing concerns in the Bessemer district: J. G. Whitfield, J. W. Donnelly, George A. Bllnn, Henry R. Gray. W. \V. (’raw ford, ,J. B. Cobbs. A. W. Nelson. Bertram Jacobs. K. H. Devi. Richard W. Massey and G. B. McVay. The officers are J. G. Whitfield, presi dent; J. W. Donnelly, vice president, and Henry B. Gray, secretary and treasurer. Notes and Personals. City Engineer \V. J. Parkes 1ms just completed a map of the city of Bessemer that. Is considered' one of the completes!, of the kind ever made In this district. It lias been hung in the office of the city clerk in the city hall and has been ad mired by scores of people. Mr. Parkes will leave for Pino Bluff. Ark., about April 1, where he has accepted the position of city engineer. His successor'here will be elected by the council at the meeting next -Tuesday night. The Bessemer I'Ynmdry and Machine company lias received an order for 300 tons of special pipe castings for the city of St. Louis. The local manufacturing concerns have filled several large orders for the city of St. Louis and in every instance have given entire satisfaction. The Rev. T. O. Adams, rector of Trinity Episcopal church, win go to Tuscaloosa tomorrow where he will preach Sunday. The Rev. J. A. Van Hoose of Birmingham will conduct the services at Trinity church Sunday in the absence of the rector. The Rev. Mr. Adams will return Monday morning and will continue the Lenten services during the week. The Bessemer Beavers met in regular session tonight and received nine appli cations for membership and initiated eleven new menitajerp. The use of the hall was given the Epwnrth league for an en tertainment next Thursday night. A number of Bessemer people went to DENTAL NOTICE I have engaged the sendees of aa expert platemaker, who will do noth ing else. DR. SNEDECOR, 410 First National Bank BldflL_ si i • | We are stale agent* VlllCKctl for the Cyphers In cubator Co. We carry Sunn es ,heir k°o<ib car « * load lots. See them or write for catalogue. AMZI GODDEN SEED CO., 2018 First Avenue. Birmingham tonight to witness the game of basket bail between Auburn and the Birmingham Athletic club. Coosa Rising Rapidly. Gadsden. March 1»J.—(Special.)*—The Coosa river lias reached a.height of 'J2 feet at 3 o’clock this afternoon and was still rising. Idttle If any damage will result hs crops have not been planted. A cargo of eighty thousand feet of lum ber at the local wharf catru* very near being carried away owing to the rapid rise, but was saved by quick work of the owner. Etowah Peaches Not Injured. Gadsden, Mai^h 1(5. — (Special.)—Fruit men claim that the fpiM has not been injured by the cold/weather of the past few days as the weather did not reach the freezing stage and the cteudy weather prevented frost. Most of the p<?fteh trees are in full bloom and a large crop is predicted if there is no more freezing weather. Boring for Oil and Gas. Gadsden, March Iti.—(Special.)— FJxpert gas and oil men have been prospecting here for several days and claim to have some good indications of gas and oil in the district. They will miike further investigations and will secure the aid of some local capitalists to sink some wells. So far as known no wells have ever been sunk for this purpose. V In Your Home ^F You need good beer—pure beer—Moer 7 lein’s Barbarossa Beer. This choice pro / duct of the famous Moerlein Process is / unsurpassed by any of the celebrated beers / brewed in the Fatherland. As a table beer it j stands supreme for quality and purity. Beer is made from the choicest ingredients by an immaculately clean method. A fitting beverage for the table of the most critical connoisseur. THOMAS W. O'BYRNE, Distributor Birmingham, Ala. II