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B( ENDEAVORERS % Interesting Sessions Are Held in Montgomery NEW HOTEL OPEN TO PUBLIC Montgomery Structure Is Seven Stories High and Has 200 Rooms—Busy Days In Mr. Owens’ Office. Montgomery, April 7.—(Special.)—The Alabama Christian Endeavor society is having an Interesting and profitable meet ing at the Central Presbyterian church. Von Ogden Voght, general secretary of the United Society, and the Rev. Jesse C. Reevis. co-ordinate secretary of For eign Missions, were the leading speak ers last night. Reports show that the receipts of the organization are adequate to take care of all demands and that the Increase in membership has been very gratifying. The speakers for today were Dr. G. W. Patterson, pastor of the First Presby terian church, who spoke on "The Power of Private Devotions," and the Rev. Von Voght of Boston, on "Good Cheer From All the World." The Rev. Mr. Reevis of ffashvllle, talked also of "Placing Our Lives to Count the Most for God." A good talk was made also in receiving the delegates by Brarne Hood, president of the local association of the First Presbyterian church. The Rev. Claude E. Hill of Mobile was one of the speak crs or tnis arternoon. The committee on time and place for the next meeting was made up as fol low's: V. P. Morrill, Prattville; Miss Estelle Sibley, Huntsville; Carl Schlitz, New Decatur; F. P. Ballard. Birming ham; Miss Eunice Varnan, Selma. After canvassing the situation the committee decided upon Mobile the place for the next meeting which will be April 9, 1907. The following new' officers were chosen: President. Clyde E. Wilson. Pensacola; vice president, F. F. Ballard, Birming ham; secretary, Miss Nonnle Hughes, Birmingham; treasurer, A. M. Kennedy, Montgomery; junior superintendent. Miss Maude Newton, Montgomery. The new Exchange hotel was opened today so far as rooms go, but will not get its cafe going until the kitchen, burn ed some clays ago is rebuilt. Little Miss Nettie Gassenheimer, daughter of Presi dent Simon Gassenheimer of the Hotel company, was the first to register. After several hundred guests and friends of the new hotel put their names upon the register. James E. Hickey, lessee, was over from Atlanta and had a look Into everything. The active management of the hotel will be in the hands of Chief Clerk John Moffatt, who has Edwrard Htnderer and R. Pace, as assistants. They were busy all the morning showing the guests about and seeing that they were made acquaint ed with the accommodations the hotel w'lll have to offer. Light refreshments were served at the bar and in the lob bies of the building. The building Is a handsome structure of seven stories. It will have two hun dred rooms and will be In every way modern in accommodations. It is hand somely finished in marble and bronze with hardwood stairs and furnishings. Owen®’ Office I® Busy. The office of Dr. Thomas M. Owen, commander In chief of the United Sons of Confederate Veterans, is rushed with the final arrangements for the reunion In New Orleans, and reports on the his tory work and other affairs of the con federation are now’ being made up. There are. however, quite a number of camps which have not sent in their per capita tax, and, with the new' rules, they may find it embarrassing. Heretofore it has been the practice to let these maters run along to the time of the reunion and pay there, but this will not be allowed this year, and all camps must have their tax money in to the commander in chief before leaving for New Orleans. INSURANCE NOTES The monthly meeting of the Life Under writers' association of Birmingham will be held Tuesday afternoon In the Com mercial club rooms. Several Important matters that have been pending will come up. among them the question of admit ting solicitors to the membership of the association. A full attendance Is urged. The Queen Insurance company has re entered Birmingham and appointed Smith Cullom & Co. Its agents. The Queen withdrew during tho recent agitation of the fire Insurance question but evidently considers the situation sufficiently Im proved to re-enter the field. The Insurance Herald figures that prem iums on the life business In Alabama amounted in 1906 to $4,335,300. of which tho companies paid back $1,639,309, which does not represent matured and cancelled poli cies. There was a heavy loss in lapses, the net loss to the Equitable alone being $8 per cent. The same Journal says that fire prem iums received in Alabama for 1905 amount ed to $3,682,704. The fire loss was 64.3 per cent compared to 54 per cent for the year previous. The total losses in the state reached $1,689,994. Tile average rate was *1.79 compared to *1,66 the year before and $1.64 for nine years. t __ J. P. Sea well of Birmingham was one of the leading twenty managers of the Travelers Insurance company in its acci dent department from January to March. The company had a contest between its managers for tiie twenty making the largest net increaee in premiums. SPRING TIME brings many ailments, especially when the system is overloaded with winter Impurities. You suffer from Spring Fever, Aching Bones, Headache, Sleep leesness and Impure Blood. To stir up the liver, stimulate the digestive or gans and overcome that tired feeling you'll And HOSTETTER’S STOMACH BITTERS excellent. Then It also cures Poor Ap petite, Flatulency, Dyspepsia, Indiges tion, C' tlveneee. Female Ills or Ma laria, F er and Ague. Try it. EASTER SUITS FOR ALL MEN One thing that Porter-Neel is always insistant on is scope of stock. Suits for every man’s requirements and fancy yet all within the confines of best style. R_oge rs- Peet a.nd Schloss Bros. Clothing $10 to $35 For the young man; the more conservative man of affairs; the older man. For the young chap with taste extreme broad shouldered long cut 32-inch coat with the long peak lapel, the back shaped in to define the outline of the figure; the peg top trousers liberally ^ cut at the point of the hips. The more conservative cuts for men who care less for novelties. Double and single breasted coats upon less pronounced lines. Beautiful patterns in neat weaves of grey; solids or two tone checks. Suits with the sound friendship of good materials and superb tailoring. All the points that make suit buying a pleasure. KNOX HATS An Easter parade ‘ Knox ■? uift ,/» ae corded the place of honor. “Knox” is always absolutely correct - “Knox” in fact is “the style.” Soft Knox $5.00 Derby Knox $5.00 Silk Knox $8.00 Opera Knox $10.00 Ma.i\ha.tt&n Shirts Kou;o. ■' <ian novelties in Manhattans— neat !••••* an, blue or grey, with attached cuffs solid colors. ■ w.'n s- ... ano ■ ^>nk cuffs, tan ciiv. k v, c a'n i-nfl ' so c: $2.50 Other Manhattans $1.50 t .. Boyden Oxfords Boyden’s Oxfords—full dress, semi dress, and business. And Boyden is the shoemaker with ten talents. Boyden, like Knox in hats, follows no one—Boyden sets the pace. 1 ’'Hpn 1906 Spring lasts $5.50, $6.00, $7.00 Auerbach Neckwear Easter without a new tie would be like e^gs without salt. Lay the new ties in u row—you’ve a verita ble Spring flower bed. Heliotrope, lilac, violet and all the rest light effects in high coloring. For the man whose taste is a darker tie— greys, exquisite greys and gun metals with sell colored woven tigures. 50c to $2.00 ft «> rfl V — -- —-- - » , " ’ t • ' ! v" , '( , • * • DALLAS COTTON MEN Gulf Refining Company Will Build Tank Station SELMA BONDS ADVERTISED The Government Tobacco Expert An nounces That Twenty-one Acres of Dallas Land Will Be Planted With Tobacco This Year. Selma. April 7.—(Special.)—An effort is to be made to perfect in Dallas county a branch of the Southern Cotton associa tion. An effort along this line was made before, but little interest was taken after the first one or two meetings. J. W. E. Gulledge, financial agent, and organ izer for the Alabama division of the association, was in Selma today and steps were taken with hopes of some tangible results. Capt. Daniel B. Edwards has been named as temporary president to whom will be sent the self-addressed postal cards of those who signify their willingness to join in the movement and pay $1 initiation fee and promise to pay 3 cents per bale of cotton marketed. These cards will be sent broadcast throughout the county and as soon as the replies are received from farmers and business men an organization will be formed in each beat of the county and this organization will send accredited delegates to Selma to form a county as sociation. Died at Plantersville. This morning at Plantersville occurred the death of Mr. Stanford Walker, a popular and highly esteemed young man. Mr. Walker was only 22 years of age but for three years has been in the clutches of the dread disease, tuberculo sis. He traveled through the west up to about a year ago, after which time he came to 'his home near Plantersville to spend the remaining months left him to live. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Walker. The funeral will take place at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning. Will Build Tank Station. The Gulf Refining company will be gin the erection in a short while of a tank wagon station in this city. A piece of ground has been purchased near the Selma Lighting company’s plant conven ient to the railroads and the city, as well, and in a short while the building will be put up. Chief constructor for the company, Mr. James, was in the city today inspecting the site and the con tract for the erection of the station will be let In a short while. Bonds Are Advertised. The Mayor and city clerk have put advertisements in the local and eastern papers for t*he sale of the 1150.000 worth of bonds that the council whs author ized to issue at an election held Monday last, the money to be used In tne pur chase of the present water works plant or the erection of a new plant. Tt is thought, from the inquiries received by tin' Mayor, that there will not be any trouble in placing the bonds. Cow Thief Captured. Will Norman, a negro, was arrested this morning. He had hold of a rope with a cow tied at the other end and claimed that he had bought the cow. It was ascertained that he had stolen the cow from an old negro woman who lives FORMAL PROTEST FILED BY THE MONTGOMERY BAR Montgomery, April 7.—(Special.)—A pro test has been tiled with the President, or will be as soon as it can be gotten to Washington, against his signing the bill enforcing six months’ federal court In Birmingham, the idea being that by order ing any arbitrary time at one place the other places will suffer. The protest was written by Gen. George P. Harrison, president of the State Bar association, in response to numerous demands of the bars in the counties composing the middle district. Quite a number of telegrams have been sent also from individual law yers and Congressman Wiley is finding that It is as much trouble to be beaten out ns It would have been to stop the movement if he had gotten in on it in time. Thomas G. Jones, judge of the Middle and Northern districts, will not go to Washington to endeavor to induce tlie President to veto the bill, neither will he aks that such action be taken. He says that having shown the evils of the ar rangement as they present themselves to him, he will go no further. He did say, however, that while he had had wo inti mation from any one he believed that the President would refuse to give bis endorsement to the measure. He bases his belief on the ground that there was not publicity about the action, taking the ground that the bill went through as a result of snap judgment. Maj. R. E. Steiner, chairman of the local .committee, opposed the bill and seeking the passage of an act creating an other judgeship, had in mind a trip to Washington himself, but has been de tained by some important law business. He regards that the bill will work a hardship to the Middle district. Mr. Crum of the same Arm, expressing the same belief. Mr. Crum said that the lawyers of the Middle district had taken up the i matter vigorously and would do what i they could to have the bill vetoed, bellev* [ ing’that Its Anal effect will be bad. If the bill Is signed, however, and be comes a law, the provisions will be faith fully carried out so far as Judge Jones is concerned, though it is freely predicted by lawyers of this territory that it will have tiie effect of almost if not prac tically eliminating the holding of any ses sions at Tuscaloosa and Anniston and greatly reduce the terms at Huntsville. Judge Jones fears tills himself. As an evidence that the bill was rushed through pretty fast, a report of Mr. Tlr rell from the judiciary commit tee, leaves out Elmore. Houston. Bullock. Chilton, Crenshaw. Geneva and Leo counties from the Middle district, in.showing the num ber'of counties interested. It puts Tal ladega in the Middle district, when It is in the Northern district. on the Jones place about six miles from the city. He will be given a trial by the Mayor on Monday morning. Twenty-one Acres in Tobacco. George T. McNess, the government to bacco expert, was a visitor to the city today and states that he has succeeded in securing the planting of twenty-one acres in Dallas county of tobacoo under government supervision. Sixteen and one half acres of tills is around Minter. and the remainder between Selma and Sum merfield. The extension of the experi ments in tobacco culture from Perry into Dallas county lias been brought al>out through the efforts of Congressman Bowie of this district. There is much of the Dallas soil suitable for this cul ture. WITH THE MAGAZINES Advance. The April number of Advance is a readable number. A feature of this issue is an industrial article on Gadsden, the "Queen City of the Coosa." and a contri bution from Samuel Spencer, president of the Southern railway, on "Misconceptions As to Railway Rate Making." A sketch of Samuel D. Weakley, Alabama's new chief Justice, Is also interesting, and Allen Simp son contributes a valuable paper entitled "What the South Is Doing." The depart ments are bright and there is some live miscellaneous matter. Dr. Lyon’s PERFECT [Tooth Powder Cleanses and beautifies the teeth and purifies the breath, Used by people of refinement for over a quarter of a century. Convenient for tourists. PREPARED BY cf &c$: B POEMS OF YOUNG ' SOUTHERN GIRL Caroline Longborough is one of the younger southern girls who has shown a real talent, and ability in verso making. Very young, hardly over eighteen in fact, she is but a beginner. She is a daughter of the distinguished old Longborough family of Maryland, a cousin of Ameli< Rives, and the celebrated Cabells of Vir ginia, of Fanny Kemble Johnston and the late author, M. G. MeLelland. Her father. Judge Henry Longbor ough. served in the Confederate army dur ing the war, and the family still occupy the old Maryland home, “Milton." In Montgomery county. Miss Caroline is the youngest daughter. Following are a few of her more recent verses, written for the Age-Herald, simple and graceful in ex pression and most delicate and rare in | spirit: MV WALKS. I love you. but I must have My walks alone; The house and all it holds are ours— These are my own. The languid softness of the air. The moss, each fern and vine. The bird calls from everywhere— These are mine. ALL A TANGLE. My soul is like a little patch. Wherein I dig and hoe and scratch. To make some goodness grow: But sins, like weeds, poke up between, And form a tangled, matted screen, Through which my little flowers Of goodness never show. EVENING. The pines like purple hits of lace Are lined against the sky, Soft baby clouds e«rh other chose And I wonder why. Soon the dear sun will tie His nightcap ’round his chin. And then the marred, silent htish Of darkness will begin. j By and by each little star | Will spy on me. And T must seek n hiding place — Do you think the moon will sea? WEEKLY AVERAGES OF CLEARING HOUSE New York, April 7.—The statement of the clearing house banks for this week shows the banks holding $2,660,325 less | than the legal reserve requirements. Tills compares with a surplus of $5,131, 215; last week, a decrease of $7,091,900. The statement follows: Loans. $1,032,709,400; increase, $7,205,600. Deposits, $1,003,441,9*); ileerease, $840,200. Circulation, $.71,717,400; decrease, $127,600. i Legal tenders, $76,541,700; decrease, $1, 767,200. Specie. $171,758,000; decrease, $0,137,000. Reserve, $248,299,700; decrease, $7,904,200. Reserve required, $250,860,325; decrease, $212,300. Deficit. $2,560,625; decrease. $7,691,900. Kxi-l’nited States deposits, $372,075; de crease, $7,693,925. New York. April 7.—The Financier says: The official statement of the New York associated banks last week was the most unfavorable of any that has beer u. since December 9, 1905, in that it show* i e deficiency in surplus reserve indeed, lie; exhibit was even mure unfavorable than was that on that date, because of the i greater amount of the deficiency, that shown this week being $2,50*1,025 while that on December 9 last year was $1,246,525. 'I'lie losses of cash which chiefly contri buted to this result were due to trans fers of two and half millions through tlio sub-treasury to San Francisco, New Orleans and elsewhere, to shipments of six and half millions of currency to the j interior in excess of receipts, and the ' sub-treasury operations which resulted in | drawing nearly three and half millions | from banks. The offsetting gains were j receipts of foreign and domestic gold j amounting to nearly two millions. The j cash loss as reported by the statement i was $i.ao4.2uv. hie reserve requirements j were hut $212,300 because of a reduction j of $849,200 in deposits, deducting the $212, 300 as above from the loss of cash, left $7,691,900, and the decrease in surplus re serve to $2,560,025 deficiency. Computed j upon the basis of deposits less those of ’ $11,'730,8^0 public funds, the siuplnr $372,075. An increase in loans of $7,205,500 was partly responsible for tile uufi».n . exhibit, such increase rellectod the large • loaning at •■all during tho week in order to meet the requirements of stock ex change borrowers. The loans were. It may be noted, $29,20$, 100 In excess of deposits. I i ! < s.aily erHgp of bank clearing# yu* . - ‘-• against $2$Wi0,UOO in ’ho •, i clings on Saturday, ; '! i s r » i idiiv - mslness were $387,-,$ ' " ” ' i- .f ir, is by individual i lions expand* * •' ibree-lourths e«l tlds prinks b. six and millions m f s«*vi*k , tivo-tldrd millions u\" Goldsmith a ' From the Sartorial A iV! V * Goldsmith was ludicr showy clothes. When he so r i<r*Vi order# in Ireland lie tried to di bishop by a pair of scarlet hree< . - While studying medicine in Kdinbu:,. il lie wore "rich sky blue satin." "fine skyi blue shalloon" ami silver hut la« <*. l’.e-k fore Johnson, Reynolds and Garrick h® ** strutted about bragging of his bloom 1 colored coat, ami when his reputation hud been made by Ids two principal poems lie blazed forth In purple silk small clothes, a scarlet great coat and a physician's wig. lie carried a gold-headed cane, and a sword hung by 'his side—a/weapon so dis proportioned to his diminutive stature that a cox-comb who passed him in the Strain) called out to ids companion to 'look at that fly with a long pin stuck through it." Commends Duffy’s at 83 MR. W. If. HAVVVER. Mr. W. H. Hawver, 83 Years old and One of the Best Known and Respect ed Citizens of Columbia County, N. Y., after tak ing Five Bottles of Duffy’s Pure Malt Whiskey Praises It for the Great Benefit He Has Derived from Its Regular Use. Mr. Hawver has resid ed in the same house during his entire lifetime and has an exceptional ly large number of friends and acquaint antes throughout the county. In a letter dated Dec. 4th, 1905, this prominent old gentleman says: “i am nearly 8.‘i yenrs old and nra pleased to recommend Duffy's Malt Whisky, which has done me a world of good. “It strengthens and Invigorates me and aids my digestion. "I have lived In the same house during my entire lifetime ami almost everybody In the county kuowa me.’* ' —Wm. H. Hawver, West Taghkanlck, N. Y. Duffy’s Pure Malt Whiskey If you wish to keep srrong nml vigorous and have on your cheeks the glofv of perfect health, taka Duffy's Pure Malt Whisky regularly, according to direction*, amf t«ke no other medicine. It m dangerous to Mil your system with drugs: they poison the body find depress tho heart (i| uinliie depresses the heart), while Dpffy's Pure Malt Whisky tone* aiid strengthens the heart action and purifies^ the entire system. It is th* only whisky that has been recognised as a medicine, and contains no fusel oil. This Is a guarantee, Duffy’* Pure Malt Whisky has stood severe tests for tlfty years and has always been ■ found absolutely pure and to contain great medicinal properties. CAUTION.—When you ask your druggist or grocer for Duffy’s Pure Malt Whisky be sure you get the genu* Ino. It la the one absolutely pure medicinal whisky and Is sold only In sealed bottles—never in bulk. Look for the trade mark, the “Old Chemist,” on the label, and make sure the seal over the cork Is unbroken. Price $1.00. Med* leal booklet and doctor’s advice free. Duffy Malt Whisky Co., Rochester, N. Y, Doster-Northlngton Drug Co., Distributers.