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Yacht shapes in split and sennit straws and Panamas are having a neck and neck race—both sides have many loyal supporters. Here are three top-notch straw hat stylos from Porter-Neel’s—all absolutely correst. Oval top Panamas like cut— genuine one-piece South Ameri can Panamas. 5.00 to 10.00 Yachts range in price from 1.50 to 5.00 Telescope Crown Panama—a hat on swell lines, at 5.00 Knox 5.00 Soft Straws. The Ultra—the extreme thing in straw hats is the flat top shape with edge finished with braid— by Knox. 5.00 t; - ■— ■■ 1 — ' .. " ' —.... N ANNUAL DEBATE BEGINS AT SELMA Academy Pupils Contest for Lucy Nelson Trophy NEGRO ON A RAMPAGE Says He Will Kill Every Policeman In Selma When He Gets Out of Jail—Gives Officers Trouble. Selina, May 4.—(Special.)—-The debates lot the Ducy Nelson medal took place today beginning at noon, at the Dallas academy. The debates occur annually be tween the boys of the higher classes and always attract attention. The judges will not make the award until the night of the closing exercises of the school, when the winner will repeat for the benefit of the public the speech upon which he was awarded the medal. Negro on the Rampage. Chief of Police Walter assisted by Of ficers Smith and Blanton and by M. R. Jones, Jr., and J. A. VVauchope landed two negroes in the lock-up last night, one of whom was extremely unruly and after toeing locked up cursed out the force and F. W. BROMBERG Manufacturing Optician. 216 North 20th St Eyes Tested. Any Lens Duplicated. DR. Y. E. HOLLOWAY SPECIALIST PRIVATE DISEASES. I guarantee you a p%fn^a lont cure vt private troubles and that you may know ray guarantee is re liable I refer you with per mission, to the First National bank, Alabama National balft, Steiner Broth ers. hanfcers. Jefferson CcfTh ^ ly o u v 1 n u a bank and the (People's Savings Bank and Trust com pany, as to my honesty for my contracts. Fully three-fourths oi my patients have Itoan treated by some one else before-call ing on me to be cured. Why not come as ■oon as afflicted? You will save money, distressing pain and valuable time; be •ides, there is satisfaction in knowing that the very best treatment Is being given you by an honest, competent phy sician. I have treated private troubles ms a specialty in the city of Birmingham, ’.Ala., since August 3. 1887. I cure all man lier of private diseases. I cure many pa rents by mail treatment. Write for prices land terms. I do not use large advertisements and ifalfle statements to attract patients which I merit has failed to secure. If you fall to lbs curtd by such methods, give me a call Bl well. fflees are the most private and i the city, tenth story of the new latlonal bank building, corner of avenue and Twentieth street. 1006 and 1007. Take one of the fln* rs to tenth floor. hours: 8:30 a. m. to 6J0 p. akj i . 1A a .m. to 13 m. j I _-J I _j _" I j ' l i threatened to kill every policeman when he got out of the jail. About 10 o’clock Chief Walters heard a pistol shot in Hin ton alley emanating: from a negro pool aoom. Investigating he saw two negroes walking away hurriedly. He met M. K. Jones. Jr. and deputized him to follow them while he went around to head them off. As the chief was passing through an alley Edmund Johnson ran into Ills arms. The chief drew his pistol and made the negro throw up his hands. He had a pis tol in the waist of his trousers, and it turned out that the pistol belonged to Jim Minson, who had fired It a few min utes before, Johnson having run ahead in an endeavor to hide the weapon. While the chief was arresting Johnson, Of ficer Smith having come to his assistance, Mr. Jones came upon Minson, and the latter showed light, swearing that he would have to be taken dead, and pulling a bottle from his pocket tried to strike Mr. Jones. J. A. Wauchope came up about that time and was followed by Officer Blanton, and the unruly negro was taken to police headquarters. He will have his trial tomorrow. For Baseball. An effort is to be made to have the Marion Military Institute baseball team and the Southern University team at Greensboro play a series of games in Selma for the benefit of the Judson in stitute library fund. The Marion team lias won phenomenal victories this season , and it is thought an immense crowd would turn out to see the games. Local and Personal. Misses Alexina Hooker and Mina Lamar are spending a week at Pleasant Hill, this county, the guests of Miss Jennie Harrell. Mohawk Tribe, Improved Order of Red Men held an interesting meeting tonight, nine new applications being received from pale faces. The tribe has lately taken on renewed interest and it is expected that quite a large delegation will go down to the great council meeting in Mobile. Colored Delegates Arrive. Memphis. May 4.—Delegates to the gen eral conference of the colored Methodist Episcopal church in session here were welcomed on behalf of the city today by Mayor J. H. Malone and Judge J. M. Steen. Rev. R. A. Carter of Augusta, Ga., responded. The discussion of routine mat ters occupied the remainder of today’s session. The conference will probably he in session for several weeks. HMSCALP Bothered With Itching for a Long Time —Found No Relief Until Cuticura Was Used —Kentucky Lady Now Completely Well. WISHES SUCCESS TO CUTICURA REMEDIES “After using Cuticura Soap, Oint ment, and Pills, I am very glad to say I am entirely relieved of that itching humor of the head and scalp which I was bothered with quite a length of time. I did not use the Cuticura Rem edies more than three times before I began to get better, and now I am com pletely well. I suffered with that humor on my head, and found no relief until I took the Cuticura Remedies. I think I used several cakes of Cuticura Soap, three boxes of Ointment, and two vials of Pills. I am doing all I can to publish the Cuticura Remedies, for they have done me good, and I know they will do others the same. With best wishes for Jour success.” Mrs. Mattie Jackson^ une 12, 1905. Mortonaville, Ky. 12 YEARS’ SUFFERING Cured Sound and Well By Cuti cura Soap and Cuticura Oint ment at Expense of 75c. "I had been suffering for twelve years with a sore on my limb, and had physicians give me treatment, and none gavfe me any relief nntil 1 got hold of the Cuticura Soap and Ointment, and X was cured sound and well with one cake of Cuticura Soap and one box of Oinjtment. 1 have confidence inCuticura and I would not take ten dollars for one box if I knew that I could not get any more.” D. M. Robertson, Sept. 29, 1905. Newton, Miss. Conilrir Ezternal tad Internal Treatment tar reery Hiimnr. from Pimplea to Scrofula, from lofaary » Ape, conliattnp n* l utkura Soap. Ur.. Ointment, MX., R»*>l yent,Mr. (In form olChocolate Coated Fllla. 2»e. per rat JTm). may be had n| all drupltot. A da*le ret oftm eurea. Si " llew to Care lortuna* Ecaama.^ DUST AND MUD ARE ENSLEY NUISANCES City Will Probably Take Up the Ques tion of Abating the Annoyances at an Early Date. Ensley. May 4.-(Special.)-Dust and mud, mud and dust, these are two things that Ensley is beginning to understand must be endured by a growing city. When it is dry, the dust clouds almost suf focate the pedestrians, and when it is wet the street crossings are almost Im passible. This brings forcibly to the front tlie crying need of better paving. It is con fidently expected that the question of pav ing the crossings and sprinkling the streets In the business section will soon be taken up by the municipality. In this connection, it might we. well to note the fact that Avenue H Is soon to be put In fine shape. The storm sewer has been completed from Sixteenth to Eigh teenth street, and this will insure a good thoroughfare in .front of the new Car negie library. A number of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Z. P. Curry were delightfully enter tained at their home on Palmer Terrace last night Mr. Leo Broda is expected home from a trip to the east next week. MATHEW CLARK DEAD. Was Buried Yesterday Morning at Coldwater. Anniston. May 4— (Special.)—'The re mains of Matthew Clark, who died at his homo at Coldwater yesterday morning at 2 o’clock, were interred at the Methodist church at that place yesterday afternoon ;it 3 o’clock. The services were conduct ed by the Rev. Bartley Bynum, and were attended by a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends. E. H. Clark, Ml. and Mrs. G. A. Braswell and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Cox of Oxford went down yesterday to attend the ceremonies. Mr. (Hark was 83 years old, was born within three miles of where he died and has Tlved all his life in that section. Ife is survived by six living children. Mr. Clark was an honored member of the Metho dist church. A revival meeting will begin on the 27th of May at the West Anniston First Congregational Methodist church and will continue for fifteen days. The Rev. W. C. Swope of Chilton. Mo., will conduct the services. W. D. Burk will have charge of the song service. The Rev. J. 8. Har den, the pastor, will assist the Rev. Swope in conducting the meeting. E. Farrell, the express messenger who was injured in the wreck In the local yards iast Sunday night. Is recovering [ rapidly at his home in Atlanta. Capt. James Crook of Jacksonville was in the city yesterday and was talked to j by your representative. Captain Crook says that his race for commissioner of agriculture Is progressing nicely, having surpassed Ills most sangujne expectations. He has visited many counties in the state and has sent out considerable lit erature. which is productive of good re sults. The captain is not given to bucK. expressions, but he said that from all indications “the goose hangs high.’’ The Calhoun County Medical associa tion met in the council chamber of the city hall yesterday afternoon, and several matters of public concern came up for consideration. The feature of the meet ing was the paper read by Dr. E. C. An derson on “The Duties of the Medical Professlop to the Public.” His remarks were pertinent and comprehensive, and won the approval of all who heard him. DEATHS AT HUNTSVILLE. The Rev. Mr. Murray Resigns at Pas tor of Baptist Church. Huntsville. May 4.—(Special.)—George H. Anyan, aged 76 years, died yesterday nt his home near New Market after a long illness. He waa well known over Madison county. John Tosh, aged 75 years, died at his home near Hazle Green and was hurled today at the Tennesse state line church. Rev. W. M. Murray has resigned his position as pastor of the First Baptist church of Huntsville and has gone to Columbus, Ga., to become pastor nf the Rose Hill Baptist church. Mr. Murray had been in Huntsville about four years and was highly esteemed here. The stpady rains of the last Iwn days have been of Incalculable benefit to the farms and gardens of tills section. The month of April had been unusually dry young oats being damaged to a consid erable extent. Large Order Filed. Jackson, Mias.. May 4.—(Special.)—The St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad company has filed a monster mortgage with the secretary of- state of Mississippi and which covers an equipment purchase of $3,000,000. Forty-five locomotives are in cluded in the purchase, twenty-five ten wheel freighters and twenty switch en gines. more than three thousand freight anti five postal cars are also included. De livery is to be during the present sum mer. mostly at St. Louis, but part at Memphis. It has been only a few weeks since the Southern filed a $5,000,000 dollar agreement, chiefly for freight cars. KILLS WIFE AND COMMITS SUICIDE W, I, Entricken and Wife Found Dead in Their Home A WELL KNOWN COUPLE The Wife Was Crazy and It Is Thought the Husband Decided to End Their Troubles In This Manner. Decatur. May 4.—(Special.)—A most hor rible case of murder and suicide took place this morning about sunrise four miles southeast of Hartselle. this county, and about twenty miles southeast of De catur. W. I. Entriken, a fanner, aged about 63 years, shot his wife dead and then turn ing the weapon on himself took his own life. His wife was about his own age. The cause of the tragedy, as learned from his son-ln-law. John Norwood, of New Decatur, was about ns follows: For some time Mrs. Entriken 'had been crazy, but her husband would never consent for her , to be sent to the asylum. Of late she has been exceedingly fussy and quarrelsome with her aged husband, and tills is thought to have preyed on bis mind to such an extent as to cause his mind to be come affected, and in a fit of despondency this morning he decided to etui all by the taking of Ills wife’s life and then shoot ing himself). Neighbors heard the shooting. It Is said, and rushing to the home of Mr. Entriken, found them both dead lying on the floor of their rural home, and with their life’s blood rapidly ebbing away. It Is presumed that death in both oases was almost in stant. Dying by the side of the husband was a 38-calibre revolver with two cham bers empty which told the story <•$ the horrible crime. Mr. and Mrs. Entriken bad been mar ried for a number of years, and had raised a number of children, all of whom are grown and married, some of them with children of their own. Mr. Entriken was a farmer and was fairly well to do. Roth lie and Ills wife, as well as their children, stand well In the communities in which they reside. Mr. Entriken was well known to a number of people in the Decaturs, and all who knew him re garded him as being one of the best cit izens of the county. The affair is sadly regretted throughout the county. Mr. Entriken’s son-in-law. John Nor wood, is a conductor on an electric street car in the Decaturs for the North Ala bama Traction company and is regarded as being one of the best men in the em ploy of the company. Mr. Norwood and his wife left for Hartselle this afternoon. Mrs. Norwood is almost crazed with grief over the death of her aged parents and the manner in which death came to them. Council Meets. At the regular meeting of the City Coun cil of New Decatur last night an ordi nance prohibiting cows running sit large at night was brought up for its first read ing and was the cause of several speeches of an exciting nature being made. Before the ordinance was taken up Alderman Baynard D. Malone made a motion that a census of the city be taken for the pur pose of ascertaining whether or not the city now has a population of 5000 or more people. According to the state law all cities with a population of 5000 or more must keep their stock from running at large. It is a well known fact that New Decatur has nearly 10,000 people and Al derman Malone's Idea was to prove this by taking a census and by so doing the passage of an ordinance would not be necessary. This motion was the cause of a number of warm speeches being made. Alderman Hughes opposed the motion in the strongest terms, saying It would work a hardship on the poor people of the city, that it would be all right for the rich to sit on the frount porch of their magni ficent homes and smell the fragrant aroma of u fine cigar mingled with the odor of flowers, but to the poor it would take a great portion of their living away he thought. He exclaimed, let the rich move their flowers a few feet farther back from the fence and give the poor man his cow. Alderman Masterson opposed the motion. He said he would pay for the services of a boy to keep the cows off the streets from the up town district. Aider man Payne and Alderman Malone spoke In favor of the motion. The motion lost j and the ordinance requiring cows to be kept up at night was then put on its first reading. Alderman Hughes resigned his office from the fact that he has moved out of the ward which he represented. The city marshal and clerk read their reports for the preceding month and also for the preceding year. These reports contained some Interesting figures and showed that the receipts of the city had almost doubled during the past year. The marshal's report gave the following figures of Interest: Total fines for the year, $6325.20. paid in cash $4155.80, the re mainder being worked out on the streets, of this amount of fines the whites were fined $2809.95 and the negroes $3401.70. Dur ing the year the following number of ar rests were made: White males 516, white females 14, colored males 397, colored females 87. total number of arrests 1014, of this number the following were convict ed: White males 412, white females 8, colored males 313. colored females 62, total number convicted 795. The clerk's report showed the following receipts for the year: General fund $36. 732.30. street fund $3942.98. sanitary, $2413.81, special school tax $5773.84. making the total receipts from all sources for the city i for the past year $48,962.93. This is more than double the amount of the receipts of the year preceding. The report also show ed that there is now In the city treasury $979.14. Besides all this a handsome new city hall, costing $5000 or more, has been built and paid for. The fire department ' has been greatly Improved by the pur chase of horses and equipment and much street work has been done and other pub lic Improvements made during the year. It is said that there is not a city in Ala bama of like size that can show as great a financial increase during the past year as New Decatur can show by the report of the city clerk. Three years ago when Samuel Blackwell became Mayor the city was in bad finan cial standing and often times was com pelled to borrow money to meet her obli gations. There is quite a marked differ ence today, as can readily be seen by the above figures. Storm In Mississippi. Meridian. Miss.. May 4.—(Special.)—Tel ephone communication from Obediah. ten miles north of Meridian, state that much I damage was done by tills afternoon's storm, hailstones beating down the young cotton. No lives are reported lost. \ rumor is prevalent that Ho 11 gee, on the ! Alabama Great Southern railway, twen ty miles northeast, was destroyed this at- j ternoon by a terlfflc wind storm. All wires are down in that direction and no details are obtainable. Thea-Nectar best for Iced Tea. Price 60 cents. A. & P. TEA CO. Ideal Bottle Beer. The Beer of Quality. BLAST FURNACE IS OUT EOR REPAIRS First Run of Basic Iron is Made at Gadsden ATHLETIC CLUB MEETS Has Merged Its Gymnasium Work With That of the Young Men's Christian Association—Was Parents' Day. Gadsden. May 4.—(Special.)—The big blast furnace of tlie Southern Steel com pany was blown out last night and ns soon as it cools sufficiently it will un dergo complete repair."-, there will he no delay In this as the necessary material has been on the grounds for some time. At 11 o'clock this morning the first run of basic iron was made at the Alabama Consolidated furnace and was successful ly transported to the plant of the Southern Steel company's plant, the Consolidated having made a contract to supply the steel mill with iron while Its furnace is undergoing repairs. A number of rail road men were here to witness the ex periment. It has been known for some time that the Alabama Consolidated con templated building a steel mill, and if the basic iron It turns out under the present contract with the steel mill comes up to the standard expected, the mill Is assured. The ores of the Consolidated are very superior and there is but little ( doubt that they will make excellent steel. The last meeting of the Gadsden Ath letic club was held In the rooms of the Young Men’s Christian association to night. The purpose of this organization was to interest citizens and their sons in gymnasium work so as to make possi ble the formation of a Young Men's Christian association, this having been accomplished, the work will be merged with the Young Men’s Christian associa tion. A new schedule lias been arranged for tlie work to be continued in the Young Men's Christian association and more interest than ever is expected to be developed. Was Parents* Day. Today was parents* day at the city i schools and many availed themselves of i the opportunity and visited the schools I and enjoyed a pleasant morning among , the children and teachers, who acquitted ' themselves with much credit. The Woman’s Christian Temperance union has elected the following officers for- the coming year: Mrs. W. J. Sibert, president; Mrs. Paul Allison, secretary; Mrs. W. P. Wilson, treasurer. It was decided to make a vigorous campaign, in accordance with the plans of the Ala bama Anti-Saloon league. The Nashville. Chattanooga and Si. Ixmls railway has now acquired all the property necessary upon which to place the additional freight depot and terminal tracks and work will be commenced in a few days on the improvements. The freight business of this road and the laouisville and Nashville, which use the depot jointly has Increased so rapidly during the past few months the new im provements are necessary. The Palace Pavilion, the summer the atre, will reopen Monday with a first class vaudeville show which comes for three nights. The’ management an nounces that a series of first class at tractions have been secured and will ap pear throughout the season. James Crocker, a brakeman on the Chat- i tanooga Southern, was run over and killed by ills train near Estelle yesterday. Crocker was about 20 years of age. The remains were taken to his home in Chat tanooga. It was reported that another ' man was hurt, but this could not be j verified. A movement is on foot In this city to I close the barber shops on Sunday and it ! will probably be successful. This is one of the very few places in the state where ! Sunday shaving is in vogue. The most appetizing breakfast possible is one of Swift’s PREMIUM Bacon, fried crisp and brown, t-rder from your dealer today. 21 lbs. Granulated Sugar for $1.00. A. & P. Tea Co. j^tudebakerTo^Bugg^^sioO™! A leather quarter Top Buggy, with long distance dust-proof axles, spring cushions and back, covered with leather, piano or corning body made by Studebaker Bros. Mfg. Co. This buggy Is cheap at our regular price of $75.00, and is a great bar gain as offered in this sale. DRENNEN & CO. Studebaker. MiLburn and Fish Bros. Wagons And Safety | As usual on Saturdays, this bank will \ j be open from 6 to 8 p. in. to receive savings deposits. Mr. Wage Earner, join our large and constantly growing armv of savers THIS EVENING. American Trust and Savings Bank. first Avenue and Twentieth Street. Birmingham, Ala. Safety and — _ BLIND FATHER PLEADS FOR HIS SON’S FREEDOM Montgomery, May 4.—(Special.)—A little girl, fair of face ami plump of figure, led an old man with sightless eyes, from the private office of the Secretary of State this morning. She was crying as if her heart would break and few who passed her in the corridor of the build ing could keep back the tears. Her name is Pearl McDade, 13 years of age. She came to lead her grandfather, J. M. Haynes of Eastabogn, before the Board of Pardons to plead for the liberty of ills son. Arthur Haynes, serving a term of three years for killing of a man named Turner two years ago at Oxford. Alter making his statement to tin* board they two, with a friend who had come with them, sat out on the front of the capitol portico to wait for the governor who came In at noon from Birmingham. The story of the family Is one to make even the most hardened feel compas sion. The old father had only this son who was able to make a living. All I he others, with the old gentleman himself, are blind. The girl is the only stay for the family. Twice and three times a day young and tender as she is. she carries the mail from Kastabogu to McFall, one and a half miles, that the small sum gotten from it may keep those at home living. They are not even able to have a horse, the little girl taking the sack over her arm and trudging the distance back and forth, many times when it is quite heavy with papers and circulars, which form much of a country mall these days. The young lady Is as choei d as one could possibly expect under the load of labor and responsibility she has to carry. She makes everything as bright for the sightless old man as Is possible and tells him of the things that are pretty as they pass along. After their talk with the members of the pardon board she took him out in the lobby and explained the relics in the cases there, consisting of guns. Indicts and other tilings of use during the war of the 'Ms. It was a pa thetic sight to see the little woman, for such she seemed to lie with her cares, doing her best to make not only her grandfather happy, but to ward off the unpleasant things. The pardon board is very much im pressed with the merits of the ease of ' young Haynes, it does not seem that he I was very much a criminal when the Jury I gave him only three years for killing a man. The father contends that the dead man attacked witli knucks and came near killing Ills son first. Cullman Boy Appointed. Washington. May 4. -(Special.)—Repre sentative Burnett’s candidate, Phil liar lunge of Cullman, has successfully passed Ids examination for admission to the Naval academy next month. Representative Heflin has designated for appointment at the Naval academy C. W. Howard of Autauga county, and for the Military academy Charles Gaddis of IClmore county. Try the Gawk for half-tone and line Illustrations. Age-Herald Building. Good For Big " Folks -: Because it nourishes, 1 invigoratesand tones I —builds up the vital ! forces by promoting healthy appetite and inducing refreshing sleep. It relieves brain-fag and quiets tired nerves. Moerlein’s Draught Beer is brewed in the slow, old-fashioned way, from rich, “foody” Malt and choice hops under conditions of immac ulate cleanliness. Then it’s aged for months to bring out the body and flavor which characterize good beer. THOS.W. 0'BYR.NE, Distributor, Birmingham, Ala.