AGAIN IN ACTION
Her Batteries Trained on Peru
SHE WANTS $5,000,000
Declares the Peruvian Government
and the American Minister Are
Conniving With a Mining
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
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
‘•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
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
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
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hostess at an informal dinner party’‘on
Friday evening at the residence of her
aunt, Mrs. Robert Dangcrfleld on Syca
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Miss Pauline Browning Is In Louisville,
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Mr. John T. Yeatman Is spending today
with his mother, Mrs. Yeatman, in the
southern part of the state.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shepherd Warner
will give a dinner on Tuesday evening to
the Koenig-Wurner wedding party.
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Mr. and Mrs. Thompson will entertain
the wedding party after the ceremony ut
the church on Faster Wednesday.
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Mrs. B. L. Wyman entertained a few
friends informally at bridge yesterday
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Miss Jean Ballinger and her guest, Miss
Bottle Stone, will arrive on Tuesday from
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Miss Eula Drennen will give a luncheon
on Thursday In compliment to Miss Betty
Stone, who will he her guest and Miss
•* • •
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
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
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
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."
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
.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.
All our fine evening
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
$85 Lace Costume $57
$45 Messaline and Ra
dium Silk Cos
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
A very pretty quality of white
wash silk, 20 inches wide, rad
ium finish; special for Hr
36-inch habutai wash silk, iir
for Monday only.
Pretty novelty wash silks, fig
ured and striped rn^,
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
Voile de Lyons, a new chiffon
cloth for dressy gowns | 'ic
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
Pretty attractive white
lawn waists in a variety
of choice designs with
fine lace and em- j CA
Special Talk of Art Goods
A fine line of laundry bags in ait denims,
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
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
All linen made center with lace edges
Regular 25c value, Monday and
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»
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
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
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
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
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
Ladies' pure silk hose in j n
all colors, $1.50 quality.
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.
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.
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
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.
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