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Her Batteries Trained on Peru This Time SHE WANTS $5,000,000 Declares the Peruvian Government and the American Minister Are Conniving With a Mining Syndicate. New York. April 7.—(Special.)—Mrs. Ella Bawls Reader, the Alabama woman in j whose life the starting of a revolution ! Is a mere incident, is again training her batteries on a South American govern ment. Although she has started on war there she is again after Peru. It is a trifle of $5,000,000 that Mrs. Reader de mands of the Peruvians. To back up her demands she asserts t’hat she has been the victim of an abominable plot in which the Peruvian government, the Peruvian courts and the American minister to Peru have connived with a mining syndicate to keep her out of the country. "Mean looking scoundrels," she says, "have dogged my footsteps and my life lias been in peril. What I now demand is retribution. 1 want $5,200,000 damages and I will light for it." Besides making excitement in Peru Mrs. Reader for a brief space turned her attention to Santo Domingo and stirred up a rumpus between that coun try and the Pulled States. Then she dropped out of sight until she tackled this latest Peruvian diversion. Why She Wants Damages. According to her story her present grievance springs out of the mining con cessions given her by President Can damo. Mrs. Reader, as president of the Cerro de Pasco Tunnel and Mining com pany, dropped into Peru with a force I of miners in 1902 and began preparations ' for working the mines. Before trans porting iter mineworkers to Peruvian soil Mr?. Reader at her office at No. 45 Wall street contracted with the Andes Min ing company, a concern backed by the J. B. Haggin syndicate, for a set of | smelting machinery, paying, under the , terms of the deal, $10,000 down and giv ing notes for n $25,000 balance. When she tried to get hold of the smelting machinery, stored at Callao, Peru, she found it tied up in some mysterious litigation which she didn’t understand. She promptly hired some Peruvian lawyers, and the first court they went to immediately gave an or der compelling the custodians of the smelter to deliver the property to her. When this order was served upon Ur. Julian Guilermo Romero, counsel to the Andes company, he tossed it aside and held onto the smelter. Another order wan secured from the court and this time in turn ignored. The custodians declared that they lyid received an order of the court not to let go of the machinery until the Andes company 'had consented, and as yet no consent had been received. The custodi ans. in the meantime, were charging a commission of 4 per cent a month of the I entire value of the machinery for storage. I Mrs. Reader figured that in a year this ' would eat up half the value of the ma- . cliinery. Three months had gone'by and - she was no nearer getting the smelter j than before she made the contract in New York. Mrs. Reader's lawyers went from one j court to another, collecting a variety of orders to delivery the machinery, | but the custodians clung to it. As the litigation progressed Romero was elevated , to the bench,and in his capacity of judge. Mrs. Reader says, handed down a num ber of decisions that prevented her get- 1 ting the smelter. Appeals to Minister. In desperation. Mrs. Reader, who was i incurring great expense in the board of ; •herself and her idle mine workers and i the various turns of litigation, appealed | to Senor D. Jorge Polar, the minister of justice of Peru. Site explained tliut, i while tin* Andes company seemed to ex- 1 ercise some strange influence over the ' courts, she was unable to get any sort of 1 action. The minister took it up and then, i Mrs. Reader says, suddenly dropped it without explaining why. Later on, she declares, she discovered that some of the high officials in the Peruvian gov«-rnment were interested In the Andes company, which wanted to get a monopoly of the Peruvian mines, and that Polar did not want to get mixed up in it. Mrs. Reader next tackled Mr. Dudley, the American minister at Peru, and Dudley, siie says, impressed intense in dignation over the affair and promised to see that she got the machinery. He asked her to call on him the next day She did so. and found to her surprise, that Dudley's manner had undergone a complete metamorphosis. ‘•There Is a very delicate matter con- ; netted with this,'* he told her, “and I hope you will not press me to go fur ther with it." Mrs. Reader says site later found that Dudley's picture had been played up in an advertisement of the Andes com pany In a Boston paper as being one «»f j the backers of the company, and she i readily understood, after that, why he j had suddenly lust interest in her plight, j Loses Her Lawyers. In the mean time various of Mrs. j Reader's lawyers were being won over to | the side of the opposition. Sometimes 1 when a new feature of her action against I the Andes company .was called In court, she would tind - herself without counsel. It got so that site could not trust any body. The whole crow, she says, seemed to have fallen into the clutches of iho Hfiggln syndicate. Silo would have gone to the president of the republican, lung before, but Candamo had died and she had heard that his successor, Pardo, was not in sympathy with her. When, finally, she did go to Pardo and pleaded her rights as an American citizen, she says he told her that her presence In the country was distasteful to lihn and requested that she leave Immediately. President House velt, he said, had confided to him that he was opposed to Mrs. Reader doing any mining business In Peru. Mrs. Head- ! sr testily replied that she proposed stay LADIES: Why Freckle, Tan and Blister when all you have to do is to step Into Miss Reynolds’, 208 18th Street, ground floor, Birmingham Hotel, and get a bottle of BUENA TONIC, the PINION NUT SOLU TION, free of charge? The only rhing on the market to keep your skin cool, fine and free from im perfections. Try it? It casts nothing lug in the country, and that she would continue her efforts * get the smelter. She did, hut up to date nothing has come of it. The apparatus is still in storage and the Peruvian courts will not loosen up. SOCIETY. Continued from Eighteenth Page) hostess at an informal dinner party’‘on Friday evening at the residence of her aunt, Mrs. Robert Dangcrfleld on Syca more street. • ■ • Miss Pauline Browning Is In Louisville, Ky. * • • Mr. John T. Yeatman Is spending today with his mother, Mrs. Yeatman, in the southern part of the state. 0mm Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shepherd Warner will give a dinner on Tuesday evening to the Koenig-Wurner wedding party. • m ■ Mr. and Mrs. Thompson will entertain the wedding party after the ceremony ut the church on Faster Wednesday. 0 0 0 Mrs. B. L. Wyman entertained a few friends informally at bridge yesterday afternoon. • • * Miss Jean Ballinger and her guest, Miss Bottle Stone, will arrive on Tuesday from Florida. 0 0 0 Miss Eula Drennen will give a luncheon on Thursday In compliment to Miss Betty Stone, who will he her guest and Miss Jessie 'Thompson. •* • • Mrs. George Schuler returned the past week from a charming stay in Florida. American Team at Olympic Games. James B. Connolly in “The Spirit of the Olympian Games,’* in The Outing Mag azine. When breathing came easier—“Athens!" we cried; and that little word stood for ■ ill our years of thought, speech and sub conscious reflection on the glory of things that wore. And when that throng crowded to pur coach and gave us little flags, one of their country and one of our own, and we pinned them to our coats, and joined Joyously in the procession that straight way paraded the streets and with (we trust) humility received the- plaudits of the multitudes that crowded sidewalks, doorways, balconies, roofs! And after ward at the Chamber of Deputies, where the international felicitations w’ere ex changed! If “Viva!” cried one group. “Vivo!” roared another, “Hocli!” boomed the Germans, it was “Hooray!” shrieked we. as loudly as any, we hope, for the honor of the flag, and continued to shriek as long as any other crowd would chal lenge. The opening of the games at the sta dium was a solemn ceremony, as it should after a lapse of fifteen centuries; but it need not be detailed here. Wo might mention that the hymn composed for the occasion was Impressively rendered by n hand of three hundred pieces, and that quite a little crowd had gathered—140,000. somebody said—and that included there were a few thousand titles—kings, queens, princes, princesses, grand dukes, grand duchesses, followed by just ordinary dukes and duchesses, and so on down to every-day baronets and their ladies. A Hopeful Outcome. From Harper's Weekly) William Allen White says that the most amusing “personal” note that ever he came across in a country newspaper was that which last year caught his eye while reading a Wisconsin paper. The Item was something like this: “Niels Anderson met with a painful accident last week, a flHh-hook becoming entangled In his eye. Niels is lining at tended by Dr. Phil Morton, who says his eye will come out all right." SHOE MANUFACTURING IN THE SOUTH This Industry Has Grown to Large Proportions—No Longer Depend Upon the East for Shoes. None of the great Industries have shown such rapid development as the manufacture and distribution of shoes in our great Southland. Year after year, the volume of shoe business with the Fast has been diminishing in enormous proportions. The South no longer relies upon Mas sachusetts for Its supply of shots, be cause we ary able to manufacture under our own skies shoes which are Indefinite ly better than has ever been produced across the Potomac. Thy foundation of the great develop ment of this industry can be attributed to the determination of Southern manu facturers to make shoes capable of ex traordinary service. None of the Southern manufacturers have been more successful in anticipat ing the demands of the Southern trade than has tin* Wlngo, Flbtt & Frump Shoe Co., which is the only house in the whole South lnanufacturihg men’s, hoys', women’s, misses' and children's shoes. Their factory at Fredericksburg. Va., which lias been enlarged from time to time to inert the growing demand for Kenmore shoes lias r* ached its limit and this progressive firm have completed their preparations to build another large i;.> - tory at Manchester. Va.. adjacent to their commodious warehouse, which will i crease their output by many thousands pairs daily. Wlngo. FUett & Frump Shoe Co. ap preciated in the beginning the Importance of establishing their reputation upon the goodness of one line of shoes, and regis tered tlie trademark ”Kenmore." Their liberal advertisement of this brand lias made Kenmore shoes one of the most popular, not only throughout the South, hut iii many sections which have not been considered tributary to the great Rich ;ihmiu mili nui. Numerous advances in the prices of shoes was anticipated by the Wingo, 101 lett &. Crump Shoe Co., and their con tracts placed many months ago for leath er and other supplies which enter Into the manufacture of shoes. In conse quence of this advanced preparation, they claim to be selling shoes for less money than the Eastern houses can produce them. Both leather anil shoes have an up ward tendency, and it is generally be lieved that shoes will be much higher six months from today than the prevail ing prices. The wonderful success of Ken more shoes, which are popular priced, reated a market for i better grade of footwear, and as a result of this demand, the "Hunt Club” shoe, for ladies and gentle men was made and put on the market. The enormous growth of the business on "Hunt Club" shoes can be imagined when it is said that the entire output of tlu* Kenrnore factory, at Fredericksburg. Vu., will be devoted to the exclusive manufacture of tlie $3.50 ami $4.00 shoes under tills popular trademark. Testimonials from every section are re ceived daily telling of the satisfaction found In the wear and comfort of "Hunt Club" shoes. The Wingo KUett &. Crump Shoe Co. report the largest percentage of gain In their shipments for the past season of any firm whose reports have been pub lished. This is a fitting tribute to the excel lence of tlieir established brands, the popularity of which extends from Ne\f York to Mexico. Their complete corps of salesmen are In their respective territories and indica tions point to the largest fall business in tlie history of tills firm. 40 musioians, free band concert East Lake, today 3p. m. .Smart Novelties for Easter Wear Easter displays are now at their best. Not an item of woman’s apparel is omitted. Stunning, stylish novelties greet you from .every nook of these elegant sections. The entire range of effects are here; especially the new, the ultra fashionable. Many exclusive and origina* designs not shown outside this store. Stunning Laster Costumes 1-3 Off! All our fine evening costumes, including those used in our gor geous opening dis plays, consisting of imported lace gowns, and copies of imported models at one-third off ihe marked price. $150 Imported Lace Costume $100 $85 Lace Costume $57 $45 Messaline and Ra dium Silk Cos tumes $30 Great Special Offering of Tailored Suits $40 Exceptionally Interesting is this line. One clever style is made of imported voile over taf feta silk, one of our very latest models. The coat is a smart Eton, having a box plait«ln tlie back, and a narrow plaiting around the wide baud that finishes the coat. .547.50 and 550 Suits at 540 More Tailored .Suits at $25 The enormous sales or last week 5ire to be repeated. The material and trimmings are beautiful: colors black, blue, gray, tan and novelty mixtures. This sale places the smartest styles and the greatest values you have ever seen within your reach. 530 and 535 Suits at 525 New Skirt Novelties Checks, Plaids, Hairline Checks, all new and extremely smart. Made up in the favored styles, plain or trimmed with bands of same material anu other neat effects. $6.95 to 516.50 Mohair Skirts $4.95 A special sale of these! Made up in the new flare effect; colors black, blue, gray. Excellent values at.. .$4.95 A Big Week of Silk and Dress Goods Selling A very pretty quality of white wash silk, 20 inches wide, rad ium finish; special for Hr Monday... 36-inch habutai wash silk, iir for Monday only. Pretty novelty wash silks, fig ured and striped rn^, effects.UL 36-inch black Japanese wash silk on sale Monday Very pretty net robes in white light blue and pink. These are ready to fit dresses, al ready trimmed, an idea meet ing with much favor. A collec tion at the low price of 7 A large collection of suiting silks in newest patterns and shades —hair line louisines and 7c fancy chiffon taffetas.I DC New radiums for evening and're ception dresses, by far the most popular fabric today for dressy costumes, all the j| Pa wanted colors..I.DU Voile de Lyons, a new chiffon cloth for dressy gowns | 'ic 48-inch..1*ZD 1 Special Laster Sale of New Shirt Waists Handsome white lawn and lace waists, with tucked back and front. Yoke de signs of dainty bands of Valenciennes lace insert with embroidered medal lions beautifully trimmed collar, elbow i qc sleeves.0./0 Pretty attractive white lawn waists in a variety of choice designs with fine lace and em- j CA broidery trimming*»«JU Special Talk of Art Goods A fine line of laundry bags in ait denims, atzes24xj.6'.50c A great bargain assortment of Battenberg centerpieces, size 18x18. Just come 18x54-inch Battenberg scarfs, beauti- nn ful designs. Special. Tinted pillow tops, ready for embroid ering. Regular 50c and 65c qualities.JwL Beautiful Raster Ribbons New plaid sash ribbons in four different de- z c,, signs, 7 inches wide.UuC Black and white striped taffeta ribbons in large and small stripes, the newest novelty iA~ Special, 44 inches wide. Gold and silver lustrous belts in several CA~ new patterns with buckles to match. .. Children’s Buster Brown belts in red, white and black, gold and silver buckles. Notion Prices to Remember Ono lot of gauze fans, lace and span gles, with ivory handles. Regular $1.75 to $3.00 qualities. Monday and Tuesday special.1,25 A lot of paper fans in different de signs, medium size. Special.... 15c An all linen ladies’ handkerchief with embroidered initial; regular 20c quality, special.I5o All linen made center with lace edges Regular 25c value, Monday and Tuesday.!5o Wash Goods for Easter—Buy in Time New Organdie Verseilles, elegant assortment of new patterns, large floral designs for the Dolly Varden ef fect: small figures for little folks: 12Vjc quality; special 32-inch Cotton Suiting, one of this season's newest fabrics', comes in green, blue, grey and tan, checked with the broken plaid. "These goods are worth 30c a yard; for special Monday sale. Silk Organdies in till the new pat terns; large designs, with new small dot. ground; pink, blue, lavender, green and brown; reduced for ,"t(1 one day to.vftil Just received another shipment of the new figured Silk Radium, in all the popular evening shades; worth 50c; on sale Monday Q» for.t>t)C 72-inch extra heavy double-faced satin Damask Table Linen; regular price, 85c and 90c; Monday only.• tit 21-inch German 3-4 Bleached heavy Napkins, well worth $2.00 a dozen. Priced special for t Monday. Domestic Specials Monday— One day only, 12 yards Hope | on 81x90 Hemmed Sheets, made of good quality of bleached sheeting, 3-inch hein; dOc quality; KD special. BUY ALL YOUR HCES HERE Laces of all qualities, widths and prices for trimming Easter gowns. All our 60c, 60c and ,75c Embroid eries in Swiss and Nainsook Edges and Insertings to match. Special. 45c per yard. One lot Nainsook Edges, medium width- tvorth anil 3Sn liar vast. Special at 18c per yard. Our wide Nainsook and Cambric Edges, from it to 12 inches in width. Special. 15c a yard. One lot of Swjss Edges and Insert ings, frot\ 2'j incites to 5 Inches wide, worth 15c, 20c and 25c. Special at HI/, fl EASTER HOSIERY Ladies’ Hermsdorf black gauze lisle hose and lisle lace hose i aa lace allover 35c, 3 for.I.UU Ladies’ fast black and silk lisle hose, spliced heel and toe CAr and lace allover.d\JL Ladies’ Hermsdorf black lisle hose garter top, lace ncr allover.■ Ladies' pure silk hose in j n all colors, $1.50 quality. Brilliant taster Millinery Overrun—almost. Still the showing is full; you can choose the smartest hats shown iu Birming ham right from our cases. Then more trim mers are at work. We’re still designing and mak ing to order. But Easter orders must not be de layed another day. The people have learned our knack for being a little more up-to-date than other shops and the greatest rush in our his tory is the result. Muslin Under wear Great Specials Tomorrow morning will find another line of attractive specials at our Mus lin Underwear counters. This is the week buying in this department should begin in earnest. Supply your needs before Easter at these sales tomorrow. — Corsets To Close Out—a nd Others Many things might be said about the styles of our Corsets, which space for bids. Tomorrow will And an assort ment of very stylish ones, but broken in sizes, which we will close out at marked reductions. Without a Doubt the Busiest vStore in all the City is This One Steele-Smith’s seems to be the busiest center in Birmingham. Never have the aisles been so crowded as this week. But we’ll be prepared tomorrow morning to handle the great pre-Easter shopping. Thousands of ladies will visit our store this week and we have planned to have every one leave highly pleased and satisfied. Wonderful savings are revealed in today’s announcement; read it, memorize it for Monday s buying.