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A mighty Good Picture of One of the Styles Of the M. & K. Oxfords in Patent Leather. 1910 First Avenue. SECESSION ORDINANCE OF THE CONFEDERACY To the Editor of The Age-Heraldi The special to your paper from Mont gomery on the 20th Inst., giving some in teresting facts in connection with the Alabama ordinance of secession, recalls porno details relative thereto, which may be of Interest to your readers.' Something over twenty years ago, stand ing in the capitol at Montgomery, In a conversation between ex-Governor Watts, Hpn: C. C. Langdon—then secretary of siate—and myself, the former said that ho had searched in vain for the original ordinance. That when Wilson’s raid of federal troops approached Montgomery it was predicted thdt they would burn tire capitol because it was known as the “Cradle of the Confederacy.” The attor ney general of the state (Colonel Bald win, I think), packed the valuable state papers and archives In trunks and start ed south with them to escape to the West indies; but this baggage was captured end destroyed below Greenville, Ala., and it was supposed that this ordinance was lost at this time. Governor Watts added that a litho graphic copy of the ordinance was fur nished each delegate to the convention, but after extensive correspondence, he b id only been able to locate one copy, which he secured for the supreme court library. I then informed him that 1 had r copy which had been owned by my father. Judge George D. Shortridge. who •was a member of that body from Shelby county. Several years ago 1 made a loan of this copy to my friend, Col. Thomas M. Owen for the purpose of preserving a document of such historic interest in the department of history. One day I met the ^ale Col. William S. Earnest, whom 1 knew quite well, on the streets of Birmingham. It will be re called that he was the delegate from Jefferson in that convention. I happen ed to have the ordinance with me, and taking him aside 1 asked him very seri ously if lie would asknowledge that sig nature—pointing to his nuihe—was gen uine. Ills venerable countenace beamed with a pleasant smile, as he spoke with conscious pride, saying: “It is the proud est act of my life, sir!” He then informed me that he originally was what was then known as a “union” man. They were In favor of the states asserting their consti tutional rights, but wanted to preserve the union if possible. Some people have a mistaken Idea of history, who think a majority of the southern people wanted to leave the un ion. in Alabama tiie contest was very close, and even after the delegates met In Montgomery It was doubtful whether the state would secede. But the hurrying of events by n resistless fate, coupled with the eloquence of William L. Yancy decided the question. When the final vote was taken, and a majority was shown In favor of secession, all of them signed the document which severed our relations with the United States gov ernment, and joined hands to maintain the honor of their beloved state. W. W. SUOKTIMDOE. Ensley, A»u., March 24, 1906. CADMEAN CIRCLE ON VULCAN SITE - « RESOLUTION ADOPTED REQUEST ING CITY COUNCIL TO RECON SIDER ACTION TAKEN WITH REFERENCE TO CAPITOL PARK The following lias been Issued: < At the last meeting of the Cadmean JL ircle on Friday, March the 22nd, the subject of placing Vulcan in Capitol Park was discussed and it was resolved unan imously that the city council be request ed to reconsider and, if possible, rescind Its decision In the matter. The monuments already erected In the park will be rendered utterly insignifi cant by the towering size of Vulcan, while the grouping of the three together will be most inartistic, and the very Spirit inharmonious. « Properly placed Vulcan will be a worthy monument to the enterprise of the city. * Standing hi front of the new tin Ion epot in the midst of a plaza of proper size the statue would attract the attention of every stranger entering Bir mingham. and might be impressive and worthy of respect. But by far the most appropriate situation for this great statue Is on the summit of Red tnoun* tain at the head of 20th street, where it might represent to Birmingham what the Goddess of Liberty does to the city of Kew York. Amidst rugged surroundings and with a grand perspective Vulcan would typify tee progressive spirit of the men who have the real interests of Birmingham a; heart, and so placed would Inspire the •umiration of all beholders. Mrs. J. H. Phillips, president Cadmean Circle: Mrs. K. J. Dunn, vice president; Mrs. T. D Kirkpatrick, secretary; Mrs. 7 P. Smith, director; Mrs. F. Y. Ander son, Mrs. E. H. Cabaniss, Mrs. S. T. Foster, Mrs. James A. Going. Mrs. VVm. Jdardie, Mrs. J. C. Henley, Mrs. A. O. Laws. Mrs. J. II. Johnston, Mrs. \V. B. Leedy, Mrs. A. T. London, Mrs. John Londo • Mrs. \V. F. Lovell, Mrs. Joseph McLestcr, Mrs. R. P. Means, Mrs. J. D. Moore. Mrs. T. D. Parker, Mrs. David Roberts, Mrs. A. <J. Smith. Mrs. E. T. Taliaferro. Mrs. J. P. Tillman, Mrs. John Tower. Mrs. T. A. Van Hoose, Mrs. Win. Redd. Mrs. S. D. Weakley, Mrs. James iV eatherly, Mrs. G. M. Williams. BISHOP GALLOWAY TO PREACH TODAY All Methodists of Birmingham District Will Hold Union Service^ at First Methodist Church. Bishop Charles U. Galloway will preach at the First Methodist church this morn ing at 11 o’clock and the occasion will he made one of special Importance for the North Alabama Conference college at (Wenton. A collection will be taken for this institution and a special effort has been put forth to secure tho attendance I of all the members of the Methodist | church in the district. With this end in view all the churches in the immediate district including Bes semer and Ensley have suspended service tomorrow morning and all members have been urged to attend the service at the First Methodist church In Birmingham. Arrangements have been made for over flow services in the Sunday school room and in tlie basement. The Rev. J. H. Mc Coy will conduct the service in the Sun day school room and the Rev. J. C. Persinger will address the basement au dience. Scats will be reserved on the first floor of the auditorium for the official mem bers of the Methodist church in the Bir mingham district. It is expected that the attendance at this service will be one of the largest ever assembled in Birmingham on any occasion and due arrangements have been made to take care of the crowds that are expected. city Items Religious Services.—Elder W. Live ly (I). V.) will preach at Begg's hall this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The pub lic is invited to attend. Dr. Stagg Returns.—Dr. J. W. Stags has returned to the city, and will fill the pulpit at both services at the First Presbyterian church today. Fraternal Hall.—The Fraternal Hall association will hold a meeting next Wednesday night in the office of Emil Lesser at the Metropolitan hotel. Knights of Pythias Meeting.—The Knights of Pythias of Avondale have arranged for a big meeting tomorrow night. The degree team from Bir mingham lodge No. 85 has been in vlted to allend and assist, in (he work of initial ion. Your Blood Needs purifying and your whole system renovating in the spring, as pimples, boils, eruptions, loss of appetite and that tired feeling annually prove. Hood’s Sarsaparilla is the most effective medicine ever devised for the complete purification of the blood and the complete renovation of the whole system. It will make you feel better, look better, eat and sleep better and give you the best possible preparation for the hot days of summer, as over 40,000 people have testified in the last two years. Today buy and begin to take Hood’s Sarsaparilla Usual form, liquid, or in new form, tablets, 1U0 Doses One Dollar. SOB-COMMITTEE HAS PREPARED A PLAN Second or Run-off Primary Will be Held September 17 MAJORITY PLAN ACCEPTED Movement to Divide County Into Dis tricts for Election of Legislators Is Not Even Consid Officers for Election. ♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦ »»»»♦■> »♦ ♦ ♦ «♦♦♦ • ♦ ♦ ♦ The sub-committee appointed by ♦ ♦ the Jefferson County Democratic ♦ executive committee to arrange a ♦ ♦ plan for the primary has decided: ♦ -♦ First—Second Or run-off primary ♦ ♦ will be held on September 14. ♦ ♦ Second—Majority, plan will apply ♦ ♦ to all candidates seeking nomina- ♦ ♦ tlon. ♦ ♦ Copies of the Age-Herald contain- ♦ ♦ Ing the. complete plan proposed by ♦ ♦ the sub-committee will be mailed ♦ ♦ to the members of the county com- -*■ ♦ nitttee by Secretary John P. Ab- ♦ ♦ bolt. ♦ ♦ ♦ The sub-committee from the Jefferson county Democratic executive committee appointed to arrange a plan for the com ing primary election held a meeting yes terday afternoon and adopted a plan, which was drafted by R. DuPont Thomp son, assisted by J. B. Aird. The proposed idea to divide the county into districts for the election of legisla tors was not even considered by the sub committee. The plan will be presented to the gen eral committee at its meeting on April 14, and will probably be adopted without opposition. We, your committee appointed to draft plan for the democratic primary election, to be held August 27, J9uG, submit the following plan for holding and conduct ing said primary election, and recommend its adoption, viz.: Plan for Democratic Primary Election for Jefferson County, To be Held Au gust 27, JJK)6. Tho democratic primary election elec tion, provided for by resolution of the Jefferson county democratic committee, shall be held under the following plan, rules and regulations and according to the law governing primary elections in the state of Alabama, and at said pri mary election, the following officers shall be voted for, viz: One candidate for senior Judge and one candidate for associate judge of the criminal court of Jefferson county. One candidate for sheriff. One candidate for county auditor. One candidate for road supervisor. One candidate for state senator. Seven candidates for representatives. Members of the county executive com mittee. Section 1. The primary election shall he held and conducted by throe inspec tors, two clerks and a returning officer for each of the voting places in the county. Roc. 2. Inspectors, clerks and returning officers shall be selected by the sub-com mittee hereinafter provided for at least ten days before, the date of the primary election, and shall be selected from the qualified electors, qualified to vote in said primary, and from list furnished tlm sub-committee by the various can didates; ami the inspeetdrs, clerks and returning officers shall be as nearly divided as possible as to inspectors, clerks and returning officers, among the various candidates. Sec. 3. The said officers are given the samfe powers and privileges as officers of regular state elections, and shall be sub ject to the same restrictions, limitations and conditions. Sec. I*i addition to the above, of ficers, any candidate may name a watch er, who shall be permitted to be present at the place where the ballots are cast from the time the polls open until tho ballots are counted and certificates of tho result signed by the inspectors, and such watcher shall he permitted to see the ballots as they are called during the count. Officers for Election. Sec. 5. Candidates shall furnish the chairman of the sub-committee herein after provided for the names of such in spectors and clerks as they desire select ed at the various polling places on or before the 15th day of August, 190(1. All names shall he submitted in writing. Sec. 6. The chairman of said sub-com mittee shall, immediately after their selec tion. give the Inspectors, clerks and re turning officers notice in writing of their appointment, and publish a list of them In some newspaper published in Jeflfer eon county at least five days before the 27th day of August, 1900. Sec. 7. It shall be the duty of the in spectors. clerks and returning officers appointed to meet at the place of holding elections In the several precincts or vot ing places for which they have been ap pointed by 8:30 o’clock on the morning of the 27th day of August. 1900. and before 9 a. m. open the several polling places; and failure of any inspector, clerk or returning officer to attend at the hour of 8:30, such Inspectors, clerk or returning officer as may be present shall complete the number. Sec. 8. Tf none of the Inspectors ap pointed are present, t'he returning officer shall appoint three Inspectors to act,-who in every instance shall be qualified elec tors who are entitled to vote at the polling place In said primary; and who shall appoint such clerks ns may be neces sary to fill the places of those failing to attend; and If there should be no inspec tor or returning officer present by the huor of 8:30 a. in., at any voting place, any three qualified electors who arc en titled by law to vote at such polling place in said primary election then to ho hold, may open the polls and act as In spectors and appoint clerks. If the re turning officer is not present at the hour of 8:30 a. in., the Inspectors or those acting, must appoint from the qualified electors, one to serve during the elec tion. Sub-Committee May Select. Ser. 9. If no list of Inspectors, clerks and returning officers are furnished for any voting place, as provided in Section 2 of this plan, then the sub-committe herein after provided for shall select such In spectors. clerks and returning officer from t*he qualified electors entitled to vote at said primary election, dividing the same ns nearly as possible among the various candidates. Sec. 10. The polls must be opened at each place of voting between the hours of 8 and 9 In the morning and kept open without Intermission or adjournment un til the hour of 5 in the afternoon, and no longer; Provided, That In cities of over 5000 Inhabitants the polls shall re main open until G o’clock hi the evening, and no longer. Sec. 11. Before entering upon the dnth inspectors and clerks must take an oath to perform their duties at the primary ' -lection according to law. and such oath may be administered by any one au thorized to administer oaths, or by any am* of the inspectors. The inspectors, clerks and rci.irnlng officers who ac tually attend shad be entitled to and '•turning offher in addition, 5 cents h mile in going to a.Md ieiurning from Bir mingham, computing the stance from the place of holding the election, the several claims to be paid by the sub committee out of t‘he funds raised by assessment of the candidates. Sec. 12. All white voters who are quali fied electors under the law of this state and who are democrats, shall have tltb right to vote in said primary election, provided, however, that no person who opposed the nominees of the democratic party in the last State and congressional elections or voted against any of them *hall have the right to vote in this pri mary. Declaration in Writing. Sec. 13. Bach candidate for office, or delegate, shall, on or before the first day of August. 1906, before 6 p. m., file with the chairman of the sub-committee hereinafter provided for, his declaration in /Writing of his candidacy, and sucii declaration shall, ' before being filed as aforesaid, be sworn to and subscribed before an officer authorized to administer oaths. The said declaration shall be sub stantially In the following form, to-wit: State,of Alabama, Jefferson County. I.... the under signed. who being first duly sworn, do de pose and say that I am a candidate for the democratic nomination to the office of ... that I am a duly quali fied registered elector and have paid all poll tax due ami payable, and that I pos sess the qualifications herein prescribed for a voter in said primary election, and that I will abide the result and support the nominees of said primary election. Sworn to and subscribed before me this the........day of .j. 1906. f Notary Public. Candidates for beat committeemen shall not be required to file the declara tion herein prbvided for. Only the names of such persons as file the declaration as above provided for. and comply with the conditions prescribed by the sub-coni mlttee shall have their names placed upon the ballot to be used in said pri mary. Sec. 14. The official ballot to be used in said primary election shall be pre pared and furnished by the sub-commit tee hereinafter provided for and shall bo printed on white paper with black Ink, and shall contain the names of candi dates for county offices, and the place of residence of the candidate for the leg islature shall be printed opposite his name, and shall be substantially in the following form, to-wit: official ballot. Democratic Primary, August 27th. 1906. Make a cross mark (X) to the right or left of me candidate of your choice. (Here insert the names of the candi dates and for what office to be voted for.) The names of the candidates shall be arranged In alphabetical order on the ballot. Sec. 13. The elector shall make a cross mark to the right or left of the candidate of his choice and no ballot shall be thrown out, but all ballots shall be count ed. if the Intention of the voter can be ascertained from the ballot. Should any elector desire to vote for any person whose name does not appear on the bal lot, he can so vote by writing the name in the proper blank on the ballot, and the proper number of blank spaces shall be left on the official ballot for that pur pose. Candidates for Beat Committeemen. Sec. 16. Names of candidates for beat committeemen shall be written or print ed on uie ballot on blank spaces left thereon for that purpose. The names of candidates for delegates to represent Jef ferson county in the state convention, shall be printed on separate ballots to be provided for by this committee ac cording to provisions made by the state committee. Sec. 17. The voters shall not be re quired to prepare their ballots in the vot ing place, but no ballots except the of ficial ballot herein provided for shall be voted or counted. The chairman of the sub-committee hereinafter provided for shall have the ballots herein provided for printed and properly distributed at the various voting places, and he shall provide the necessary blanks, envelopes, boxes, etCj, to conduct the primary elec tion. * not e shall be filKced In each box a sufficient number of ballots for' each voting place for use at such voting place, and also the necessary blanks, envelopes, etc. Any candidate . may procure from said committee as many ballots as lie may wish by paying to the committee the cost of printing such additional bal lots. Sec. is. Immediately on closing the polls, i^e Inspectors shall count the votes, but no ballots shall be counted before the polls are closed. Before counting the ballots or examining the same, the poll lists shall be securely sealed In sepa rate envelopes and each of the Inspectors shall write ills name across every fold at which the envelopes, if unfastened, could he opened. Sec. 19. As soon as the ballots are coutited the Inspectors must ascertain the number of votes received for each person and for what office, and must make a statement in writing of the re sult, which statement must be signed by him. 'nicy must also certify in writing on one of the poll lists that such such poll In a poll list of the election precinct at which they were Inspectors, and such statement of the poll list and the votes thus certified must be sealed up, together with a list of registered voters In such precinct at said primary, in a box fur nished by this committee, which box shall be securely fastened by locks and directed to R. A. Thompson. Esq., chair man, and the inspectors shall immediately deliver the same to the returning officer for that voting place. The inspectors shall also forthwith post a statement of the result, signed by them, in a con spicuous place at the voting place, and one certificate of the result shall he given the returning officer, which shall be by him delivered to B. A. Thompson, Esq., chairman. Sec. 20. The statement of votes, poll lists and ballots shall be delivered by B. A. Thompson. Esq., chairman of ths county executive committee, at Birming ham, by the returning officer by the hour of 12 m. on Thursday. August 30, 1906. Will Maks Assessments. Sec. 21. The sub-committee herein pro vided for shall make such assessment as n ay be necessary to defray the expense of the primary election, basing the same, as far as practicable, on the salary of the office to which the candidate offers: the amount of such assessment shall be paid to tin* citalrmnn of said committee at t lie time the declaration hereinbefore provided for is filed. The name of no person shall be placed on the .official bal lot unless such assessment is paid. Sec. The county executive commit tee shall meet at noon on Thursday, Au gust :io. f,t the court house at Bir mingham, and proceed to canvass the re sult. After returns have been canvassed the executive committee shall by resolu tion declare: l. The number of ballots each person voted for received, and for what office he was voted for. The person receiving the majority of all votes cast for the office for which lie "hn a candidate shall be declared the nominee of the democratic party for I)r. Hirniplireys’ Seventy Seven breaks up Colds and GRIP At Druggists. L‘.'> cents or mailed. I»«..|i.i Bonk limited frf»\ Humphreys' Hnm«o. Medicine Co. Cot. " ilium *nd John Streets, New York. such office. In the event that no persan shrill receive euch majority, the two per sons receiving the highest number of • votes ii\ Said primary for such office shall be voted Car at another primary election to be hold as hereinafter pro vided. Provided, in ascertaining the total number of votes cast for all candidates for representatives shall be divided by seven and the result shall be considered as the total vote cast, of- which a ma jority is required for a nomination. Second Primary Provided For, Sec. 23. Should there be no nomination made as provided liet'oin for any office, because of the failpro of the candidate to receive a majority of the votes cast for that office, the two candidates receiv ing the highest number of votes cast for that office shall be voted for at another primary election to be held September 17, 1996, which said primary shall be held un der the plans, rules and regulations here in provided. Provided, that there shall he selected as candidates for the house of representatives in the second primary twice as many persons as there are places to he filled for said office, and the per sons riot nominated in the firrft primary, as heroin provided, receiving the great est number of votes in the first primary, shall be^selected as such candidates. Pro vided, further, that the persons who re ceive the highest number of votes for such representatives in the second pri mary shall be declared' the nominees for the number of places yet to be filled. Sec. 24. The officers appointed to con duct this primary election shall also conduct the election for state officers, as provided by the state committee, and also shall conduct the primary election for nomination to Congress from the Ninth Congressional district, and Con gressional committeeman, provided said election Is held on the same day, and that shall also act in the second pri mary election provided for herein. Sec. 25. The chairman of the Sub committee hereinafter provided for shall give thirty days’ notice of tills primary election, as provided by section 9 of an act to regulate primary elections In the state of Alabama. Sec. 26. The chairman of the county executive committee shall select seven as a sub-committee to conduct said pri mary electimi and to carry out the rules and regulations as adopted by the conu ty executive committee. Respectfully sub mitted, | j | | JOHN h. PARKER, O. W. BROWN, PINKNEY HCv’OTT. R. DUpdNtf. THOMPSON, P. J. M’OEIflVER, B. A. THOMPSON, • Committee. CONDEMN WORDS OF RICHMONDS'S MAYOR G. A. R. Post Thinks Remark May Cause Ohio to Pass Up the James town Exposition. Columbus, O., March 24.—A committee was appointed tonight *by Wells Post G. A. R., to memorialize the legislature to ask a retraction of the remark attributed to Mayor McCarty of Richmond, Va., in which he is alleged to have said: “I recognize but two flags—the state flag of Virginia and the flag of the Con federacy. The stars and stripes are all /Ight In t'heir way, but for me there are but two flags.” Tl.e resolution adopted by the post de clares “that It Is the unanimous senti ment of the comrades of the post tlint the Mayor of Richmond should be requested to disavow or retract through Commis sioner Whitehead now In Columbus, urg ing legislative action. The sentiments he is alleged to so unfortunately 'have used were offensive to the official recognition of the Jamestown exposition by the state of Ohio. If this cannot be secured the good citizens of Richmond should in some public manner condemn such ut terances by their chief executive.” FELLS TREE WHICH KILLS HIS CHILD Arthur Saylors In Marshall Tries to Rescue the Little One and Is Him self Probably Fatally Injured. auntersvllle, March 24.—(Special.)—yes terday near Eddy, fifteen miles In the western part Of this county. Arthur Say lors was engaged In cutting down a tree negr his house when his baby, aged three years, came to where he was at work Just as the tree begun to fall. Mr. Saylors saw that the tree was going to fall on the child and made an effort to get it out of the way when he was struck by the falling tree and knocked senseless. The baby was instantly killed and the father Is thought to he fatally injured. rcKbCJNAL It. L. Taylor of Brookshire was in the city yesterday. S. M. Peace of Sylacauga was iti the city yesterday. The Rev. Father Bratton of St. Pauls mission will say mass at Gadsden this morning. BANKS ARE GUARDED. Paymaster of Vistula Railroad Is Shot and Robbed. Warsaw, March 24.—The paymaster of the Vistula railroad was today shot by robbers, who secured $3,500 from him. Owing to the continued robberies the authroitles are placing sentries at the doors of private banks. Thirty-four girls working in Kind ler's mills at Pablanlce, ten miles southwest of Lodz, on refusing to join a strike, were today poisoned by a powder that was strewn upon the floor of the mill. One of the girls died, and the remainder are seriously ill. Laying Cable to Shanghai. Manila. March 24.—The steamer Si'.-, vertown, which arrived here MarijJi 22 having on board the Commercial Pacific Cable company's entile which is to connect Manila with Shanghai, landed the cable today and then com mcneed paying out across Dewey's battleground, heading Inward Shang hai. Bank Robbers Condemned to Death, 8t. Petersburg. March 24.—Six of tlie men who raided a savings bank in Sabalkanskl Prospect on February 13, were sentenced today. Five of them were condemned to death and one of them to twenty years' imprisonment. . Japs Arrested in Vladivostok. Vladivostok. March 24.—Two Japan ese merchants were arrested today In one of the forts here. In their pos session were found plans of the forti fications ami notes referring to them. - «»« ---- Duty on Wheat Authorized. Stockholm. March 24. -The Swedjfdi Parliament today, by lSlt to 17.: votes, decided lo maintain unchanged the present duty on wheat. French Legislative Elections. Parts. March 21 The council" of ministers has fixed the legislative elec tions for May 6. TOR KIDNEY TROUBLE AMD A WEAK BACK.,; ‘PcTuma Has No Equal." An Emphatic Endorsement. MR. M. BRODERICK. " 1 i Mr. M. Broderick. 435 E. 46th St., Financial Secretary Stable Employes Union, No. 1041, Chicago, 111., Writes: “I have been suffering from a weak back and kidney trouble for some time and have been able to find relief only through the use of Pe runa. "During the Winter season I usually keep a bottle of your medicine in the house and by taking a dose at night, I am feeling fine the next morning. "Some of my friends assure me that Peruna Is equally as good for their various ailments as It Is for my complaint, but, 1 do know that for kidney trouble and suffering from a weak back it has no equal.” Kidney Trouble Is Not Always Recog nized as Catarrh—Pe-ru-na Re lieves Kidney Disease Be cause it Is a Remedy for All Phases of Catarrh. TWENTY-FIVE years ago, before Dr. Hartman began distributing his pam phlets, books and newspaper articles, Bright's Disease of the kidneys was re garded as a disease wholly distinct from catarrh. Now, Bright’s Disease Is thought by many the world over to be a phase of catarrhal inflammation. To relieve Bright’s Disease something must be used that has the power to re lieve catarrh. Any medicine that Is a remedy for ca tarrh of one organ is obviously a medi cine for catarrh of any other organ. Peruna Is an Internal, systemlo ca tarrh remedy. Like catarrh, it pervades the whole sys tem, and counteracts thS effects of the disease. A great many people believe that they have been cured of chronic Bright’s Dis ease by the use of PeruntU It Is certainly true that in the earlier stages of Bright's Disease* Peruna Is an effective remedy. Numerous testimonials on this point establish the fact beyond all doubt. Mr. Otto A. Fleissner, American epi curean, formerly Chef to Col. W. J. Cody, 1412 Sixth Ave., Seattle. Wash., writes: “I suffered with kidney and bladder trouble until life did not seem worth liv ing. I had tried many medicines, but did not get any relief until I took Peruna. It was really wonderful how much better 1 was after I used this medicine only a week. At the end of six months I found to my relief tlmt.lt had rid my system of all poisons and I was cured to stay cured.” LOCAL LODGE OF ELKS HOLD ELECTION SOON John F. Antwine Will Probably Be Chosen as Exalted Ruler Without Opposition—Denver Club. The members of Lodge No. 79 Benevo lent and Protective Order of Elks will hold their regular annual election of of ficers on Tuesday night. The following is a list of the nominees: For Exalted Ruler—John F. Antwine. For Esteemed Leading Knight—L. N. Archer. For Esteemed Loyal Knight—J. E. Shelby. For Esteemed lecturing Knight—B. H. Cooper. For Secretary—H. E. Shropshire, Jr. For Treasurer—August Shillinger. For Tyler—J. J. Curran. C. E. Meglemery and John S. Leedy have been nominated for the place of trustee for a term of three years, but in a letter addressed to Exalted Ruler Eli P. Smith yesterday Mr. Leedy asked that his name be withdrawn. The Denver club of the lodge is grow ing in membership, about forty Elks, in cluding Mayor Ward having already been enrolled. A meeting will be held this afternoon at the lodge. As customary the lodge will probably elect Exalted Ruler Smith as the representative to the grand lodge meeting in Denver. ST. LOUIS SHOES IN EUROPE. Peters Shoe Co. Cend the First Repre sentative of St. Louis’ Great Indus try to Old England. Londoners and Parisians will soon have an opportunity of knowing what shoe satisfaction is. and of adding to their fund of Information as to Wild Western ways in America that remarkably good shoes are made in St. ' Louis While the citizens are not engaged in Indian war fare. The Peters Shoe Co. has dispatched a Diamond Brand shoe salesman to “the other side” with ft complete line of sam ples of high-grade shoes, and good re sults are expected from the enterprise. The Peters Shoe Co. has earned a wide spread reputation as manufacturers of tine shoes, and in recent seasons has made a number of shipments of goods to European countries. Not long since one lot of Diamond Brand shoes was sent to China. Foreign trade, however, has not interested this concern, as the domestic demand has kept the company's five fac tories rushed to the limit, and the pres ent venture is in the nature of an ex periment to ascertain conditions and pos sibilities of the future. Eleven years ago the Peters Shoo Co. had only one small factory, with a ca pacity of 200 pairs of shoes daily, with but eight salesmen. Today they have five immense modern plants that employ over 2000 skilled workmen, with the enor mous capacity of over 5.000,000 pairs of shoes per year, one million dollars capi tal, fully paid up, and 84 salesmen cov ering the vast territory from the Mis sissippi river to the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific coast. Notice to Contractors. Scaled proposals will be received by the J« ftorson County Sanitary Commission un til 12 o'clock noon, Thursday, April 5, 190G. for constructing about SOGu feet of branch sewers. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. (Signed) JULIAN KENDRICK. 3-23-8t Chief Engineer. RECORD OF COURTS Circuit Court. Circuit Court—Judge A. H. Alston, pre siding. The following cases were disposed ot in the circuit court yesterday: Mrs. Laura C. Enslen vs, the Birming ham Railway, Light and Power company; motion (or a new trial granted and the Judgment for $15,000 heretofore rendered, set aside. Charles (V. Strelt vs. the Peoples Home Telephone company; motion for new trial overruled. Jim Walker vs. Don H. Bacon; Judg ment by consent for $25. The adjourned term of the circuit court ended at 12 o'clock last night and the minutes were all signed up. The spring term begins Monday and continues un til t'he last day of June, with the excep tion of tlie week beginning April IS, which is supreme court week . City Court of Birmingham. Second Division—Judge C. W. Ferguson, presiding; In the ease of W. G. Oliver and com pany '’S. W. F. Neal, motion for a new trial was granted. The ease of Albert Smith, by next friend vs. the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company resulted in a Judgment by agreement for $825. The case of L. C. Pratt vs. the Blrming | ham-Ensley Land and Improvement com pany was dismissed by plalntllf. No new suits were entered. Chancery Court. Chancellor A. H. Benners, presiding: Arguments in the case of Paul Cole vs. D. M. Horsley were heard by Chan cellor Benners yesterday afternoon. Tha decision will be rendered later. In the base of R. N. Wheeler vs. Wilbur I Jackson, et at., a decree was rendered I directing Ihe register to pay to Shad Johnson, guardian, all money held In tha registry under a former decree. Federal Court. Marriage licenses were Issued from tha probate court yesterday as follows: Robert Rutledge and Miss Ethel Terry of Selma. H. R. Goodwin of Adger and Miss Eff|a Raney of Adger. W. J. Bell of Trussvllle and Mrs. Elite Bradford. Jake I-Ionts of Adger and Miss Nettle Milligan. Martin Terry of Short Creek and Mlse Nora Reeves of Short Creek. Whv don’t von com© here for a spring sui ? It will bs to your advantage-^-Varley & Bauman. One-Price-Cloth iors. Hatters and Furnishers, 1924, 1st Avenue Will buy for cask mer chandise stooks of all kinds —correspondence strictly confidential. I- M. Rubel, box 796, Birmingham, Ala. Poultry Netting All heights in both the one and two inch mesh- Ask for our prices. Garden Tools We have all kinds of implements for cultivating the garden, lawn and flower beds. Watering Hose Our selection of hose for this season is the result of long ex perience of those of the best makers. VVe have different ^•eights in canvass covered, wise wrapped and pure rub ber, every foot of which is fully warranted. Prices 10c to 20c the foot. S. SPIRO The Stove Mscn.