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All Occasions The last of the “Perfec-toe" adapts it to your comfort—the different leathers to all occasions. Two dressy editions of the Perfec-toe are in patent colt. One a blucher, like cut, with AA inlaid castor elk skin top, at •WJ The other in a button oxford with dull mat kid top, at. In All Patent, $6.00 In Tan Russia, $5.00 In French Calf, $6.00 A BOLD ROBBERY AT HUNTSVILLE Negro Smashes Window and Steals Sh1 Gun TO FIX DATE OF PRIMARY Spring Term of United States Court Comes to End at Huntsville. Two Men Sentenced One Year Each. Huntsville, May 6.—(Special.)—A negro thief smashed a heavy plate glass in the show window of Mullens & Co.’s bicycle and gun store last midnight and in the presence of passing pedestrians took out a shotgun and ran away. This was one of the boldest pieces of thieving ever committed here. The same store was rob bed by two negroes last week who made away with a bicycle, several pistols and a watch. Both are now In jail. The central democratic executive com mittee of Madison county has been call ed by Chairman Garth to meet on May 21 for the purpose of fixing the date of the democratic primary. Madison county will elect a sheriff, two commissioners, a senator and two representatives to the lower house of the legislature. There are five candidates for sheriff, none for sen ator and two for representatives so far announced. They are John H. Wallace, Jr. and A. D. Kirby. The spring term of United States court came to an end Saturday afternoon. The dockets were very light at this term. Bee Pope and Floyd Bowman of Jackson county were sentenced by Judge Boar man yesterday to terms of one year each in the penitentiary. Other prisoners were sentenced last week. The Conder Training school team and the Merrimack mills team played a four teen inning game of baseball 'yesterday afternoon and Conder finally won out on ANNOUNCEMENT For Sheriff. I hereby announce myself as a candidate f_r the office of sheriff of Jefferson coun ty, subject to the action of the demo cratic party. In the forthcoming primary. ALBERT STHADFORD. I hereby announce myself as a candi date for die office of Sheriff of Jefferson county, subject to the action of tho democratic party. J. P- STILES. For Road Supervlaor. To the Democratic Voters and Citizens ol Jefferson County: 1 am a candidate for re-election to the office of Road Supervisor, subject to ths action of the democratic party. J. ED HA1GLER. i hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of Road Supervisor of Jeffer son county, subject to tbe action of the democratic party. JOE HILL. Jo* 8. Davis Is a candidate for road Supervisor of JefTerson county, subject to the action of the democratic party. Will appreciate a* much as anyone your sup port, and If elected will strive hard to do my whole duty. Inquire of those who know ms as to my ability and In tegrity. For Representative. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of representative from Jef ferson county to the lower house of the legtslature, subject to the action of lb* democratic primary. W. E. URQUHART. Col. W. W. Shortrldge of Ensley author ises the announcement of his candidacy for representative to trie legislature from JefTerson county, subject to the action of the democratic party In primary to be held August 37, 1906. Jere Clemens King, of Birmingham, au thorises the announcement of his candi dacy to represent Jefferson county In the next legislature, subject to the ac tion of the democratic primary on August PL UN. a lucky two base hit, the score being 4'to 3. Prospects for the rapid industrial growth of Huntsville have caused the real estate market in the city to become more 1 active. Several large pieces of property have changed hands recently and there Is much building going on. Real estate agents complain that there are no houses for rent and this is an Indication that the city is full of people despite the dozens of new cottages recently built. A most promising field of investment is of fered those who build houses for rent. Union Revival. Union revival meetings conducted by the Rev. J. D. Culpepper, his son Burt and the Rev. Mr. Conoley have been in progress more than two weeks and in terest appears to be inore sing the av erage attendance at evening services be ing more than two thousand people. Two hundred conversions have been affected. Mr. Culpepper has carried his work into saloons and has preached several sermons in the bar rooms. Mrs. G. W. Schrader, a popular matron of Moores Mill, died yesterday, aged 40 years. Her husband and several children survive her. The latest information obtainable con- I cerning the Nashville and Huntsville rail road project Is that the company has se cured and banked $250,000 of subscriptions made by people along the route of the road and put up a million and a half dol- j Jars with the trust company that will ( finance the enterprise. Construction will begin here- In thirty days and be finished I in a year. The same authority says the | route will be through Elkton, passing j through Marshall and Giles counties. Thomas H. Steele of Jefferson county, j a flagman, who lost a foot on last De- ! cember in a wreck near Adamsville on i | the St. Louis and San Francisco rall I road, has obtained a verdict in the L’ni- ! j ted States court here for damages in the sum of $*1000. Robert E. Howard, con I ductor, lost an arm in the same accident and was given a verdict for $12,500. Ad ministrators of two men killed in the ac cident have suits here against the road asking $30,000 each. The complainants in all these cases are represented by J. C. King of Birmingham. The tax list of Madison county for the i year 1900 have been finished by D. B. Lillard, chief clerk in the office of the tax assessor. The increase in tlie valua tion amounts to $47,000, no notable raises having been made and the increase mere ly representing improvements on property. | Of the total valuation of over eight and a half millions, six millions and thirty thousand dollars worth of the assessed property is in Huntsville, while the coun try property is less than two and a half millions. In the county there are 3074 cat tle. 3005 horses, 4028 mules, 50 studs, 138*; hogs, 492 sheep, and 185 goats. The acreage of farm lands assessed is o(J9,232 acres. CRATE FACTORY’S SUCCESS. j First Order Is for 65,000 Crates From ! Cuba. Columbus, Ga., May 6.—(Special.)—Rp. ceniiy a crate factory was established in Columbus, It being suggested that this was a good field for such an enterprise. The company's first order was from a Cuban firm for 65,000 crates. A good many thousand of these crates, which are made of Soft pine, and are to be used in ship ping fruit, have already been sent to Cuba. Now the firm wishes to Increase its order to 125,000 crates, and at the same time crate orders are pouring in front all over the southern states, and especial ly from the peach sections. The com pany's experience illustrates how profit able diversified manufacturing can be made in the south, and now great is the need for many manufacturing plants out side tlte larger lines of cotton ami for- j tillser factories and iron works, Colurn- » bus lias quite a number of plants turn- j Ing out articles not generally made in manufacturing renters in the south. As on illustration, not a single showcase was made here a few years ago, and now the city has two large showcase factories mat ship showcases all over the Tnlted States and occasionally export goods to Cuba and Mexico. LOW RATES TO SAVANNAH. T. P. A. Gal.'. Week Via Atlantic Coast Line. On account of the above occasion the Atlanta Coast Line will sell tickets to Savannah. Ga., from all points on Its line In Georgia, Alabama, ami from points in Florida north of and including Jackson vllle. Lake City. Live Oak and River Junction, on May% 13, 14. 15. and from points south thereof May 14 and 15, 190*1. at rale of one fare plus 25 cents for round trip: (minimum rate fifty (501 rents). Final limit of all tickets May 19. 390*4. (prior to midnight of which passengers must reaeh original starting point). For further Information see your tleket agent. 5-3-13t Mr*. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup. The best remedy for DIARRHOEA. Sold by druggists In every part of the world. Be sure and ask for “Mrs. Winslow s Soothing Syrup." and take no other kind. Has been used for over FJFTY YEARS bv MILLIONS OF MOTHERS for their CHILDREN WHILE TEETHING, with PERFECT SUCCESS. It SOOTHS ths CHILD. SOFTENS the GUMS. ALLAYS all Pain, CURES WIND COLIC, and 1* twenty-five cent* a bottle. PYTHIANS PREPARE FOR GRAND LODGE “FIGHTING THE FLAMES” WILL BE PRESENTED FOR THE BENE FIT OF THE ANNISTON FIRE DE PARTMENT MAY 10. Anniston. May G.—(Special.)—At a meet ing held last night of the central com mittee which has in charge* the matter of entertaining the grand lodge, Knights of Pythias, to assemble here on the 15th of this month* many matters of importance were attended to looking to the success of the meeting. The cheerful sentiment of the committee was sufficient of itself to show that satisfactory progress had been made In the work of arrangement, though, of course, many details are yet to have attention. A letter of information will be mailed each delegate prior to his coming to Anniston, so that no one need be without information or feel himself a stranger. Resolutions were adopted asking the citizens and business men to decorate their stores, places of business and pub lic buildings in honor of the occasion. Other matters looking to the comfort and pleasure of guests were passed upon. A large reception committee was appointed to meet trains and welcome Incoming guests, ft is expected that this commit tee will be a kind of bureau of informa tion to grand lodge delegates. They will wear badges marked “Reception.” Chief Allen of the fire department is distributing circulars for the Fighting the Flames company, which will exhibit here May 10. 11 and 12, under the auspices of the local Are department. The funds will be devoted to expense of the teams at tending the tournament at Rome. Dr. T. \V. Ayers returned from a trip through north Alabama, where the has visited several of the larger cities, de livering his lecture on the “Condition of China.” Seeks Child Wife. Atlanta. May 6.—(Special.)—The police of Atlanta have been requested to try and locate Mrs. Mary Yegte, the 15-year old chUd-wife of Guiseppe Y^gie, an Ital ian, vnio was married to him on April 9 and whom the sister of the girl, and au thor of the note, states has heard had deserted her. The letter was received by Chief Jennings and was written from Pratt City, Ala. The letter states that the mother of the child-bride is old and in such feeble health that if she hears of the alleged desertion it would kill her. To save her life this appeal is made. The police are trying to locate the couple or the child-wife. LOW ROUND TRIP Excursion Rates Via Atlantic Coast Line. To Chattanooga, Tenn. Rale one first class fare plus 25 cents. Dates of sale May s, 9. 10, final limit ten days from ! date of sale. Extension can be secured to June 15. 1900. Atlanta, Ga.—Rale one and one-third first-class fares plus 25 cents; certificate plan. Certificates will be honored, which were procured from agents at starting points on any date. May 3 to June 5. Inclu sive. Tuscaloosa, Ala. Rate one first-class fare plus 25 cents. Dates of sale June 12. 13, 10, 19. 23, 25. July 2, 7, 9. final limit 15 days. Extension can he secured to September 30, 1900. Nashville. Tenn. Rate one Hrst-elass fare plus 25 cents. Hates of sale June 10, 11. 12. 18. 19. 20, July 6, 0, 7, final limit 15 days In addition to date of sale. Ex tension of limit can be secured to Sep tember 30. 1900. Hot Springs, Va.—Rate one first-class fare plus 20 cents. Dates of sale June 9, 10. 11. final limit June 19. 19*10. Atlanta. Ga.—Rate one first-class fare plus 25 cents, from points In Georgia. Dates of sale June 18. 19. (Inal limit June 22, 1900. .. Augusta, Ga—Rate one first-class faro plus 25 cents, from all points in Georfla. Dates of sale May 20, 21, 22; final limit May 30. 1906. San Francisco and Los Angeles, Calif. Low rates account National Educational association. July 9. 13. Dates of sale June 21 to July 0. Inclusive. Final limit Sep tember 15. 190*1. Stop-overs and side'trips. Lexington, Ky.—Rale one first-class fare plus 26 cents. Dates of sale July 29, :io anil August 1. Final limit August 5, 190*1. Knoxville, Tenn.—Rate one first-class fare plus 25 coats. Dates of sale June 17. 18. 19, 23. 21. 30, July 7. H. 16, 1906; final limit can be secured to September 30, 1900. Asheville. N. C Kale one first-class fare plus 25 cents. Dates of sale July 26. 20, 27. 1900. final limit August 8, 1900. Extension September 30, 19*81. Monteagle. Tenn.—Rate one first-class fare plus 25 cents. Dates of sale June 29. 3*1, July 3. 5, 19.' 2«. 21. 28. 29, 30. 31. Au gust 10. 17.. final limit August 31. 1906. For rates or any Information see ticket agent or communicate with T. C. WHITE. i-0-tf V. P, A., Savanna)), Ga. MECHANICS MEET TOMORROW NIGHT Several Prominent Members Will Attend TILLMAN WILL LECTURE Though the Chautauqua has Closed the Noted Senator Will Come to New Decatur About May 29. New Decatur. May 6.—Special.)—On next Tuesday night New' Decatur council. Ju nior Order United American Mechanics, will hold a special meeting in the form of a reunion and an informal smoker. Several prominent members of the order from distant cities in the state are ex pected to be present and deliver speeches during the evening. Among the prom inent speakers who are expected to be present are the following: Hon. Earl Pettus of Athens, State Councilor Mc Cartney of Anniston, State Secretary F. F. Conway of Mobile, National Repre sentative William Mitchell of Huntsville. National Representative Walter J. Nesblt of Decatur. A large number of members of the or der from all over North Alabama are expected to be present and a general good time is being looked forw'ard to by members of the order. J. H. Ford, manager of the Chautauqua, announces that United States Senator Benjamin Tillman, who was to have lec tured here at the Chautauqua on April 30. but who was detained iu Washington, D. C., will be here about May 29. and will lecture on or about that date and that his lecture will be a part of the chau- , tauqua course, notwithstanding the fact that the ehautaqua has closed for the year. Taking everything Into consideration the Chautauqua has been a grand success. This was the first Chautauqua over held in the Decaturs and in North Alabama and there were many people hero who did not even know the meaning of a chautauqua and for this reason the attendance for the first few days was not what it might have been. As It neared its close, however, and the people come to understand it and talk about it the attendance increased and on some occasions people had to be turned away for the lack of seats for them. Man ager J. H. Ford on the whole feels very much encouraged and will conduct an other ehautaqua here next year. Brilliant Features. During the meeting of two weeks there were many brilliant lectures and musi cals and other things of interest. The Shakesperian lectures by Prof. Edwin S. Wiley of Nashville, Tenn., were simply first-class and were much enjoyed by all lovers of Shakespeare who heard them. Another noted lecturer on Shakespeare and Burns was the Hon. Wallace Bruce of Brooklyn. N. Y. Then there was an address by Gov. W. D. Jelks of Alabama, ! and addresses by other noted men. The Bible lectures during the Chautauqua by the Rev. J. W. Stagg. the noted Birming ham minister, are still the talk of the De caturs. They wTere tha r>est ever heard here. The music lovers of the Decaturs are very much indebted to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Powell, for instructions In music. Mr. Powell conducted the choral class The people of the Decaturs feel that they are especially Indebted to the officers of the Chautauqua who were: J. H. Ford, manager: Mayor Blackwell, president: Dr. B. W. Watson, treasurer; W. B. West, secretary. Work has commenced on the construction of the large new electric street car barn of the North Alabama Traction company on Second street, near Gordon Drive. The building will he a brick structure of sufficient size to accommodate all the ears of the company. The offices of the company will also be In the same building. DEANERY MEETS IN GADSDEN TUESDAY FORTY-SIXTH GRAND CONCLAVE OF THE ALABAMA KNIGHTS TEMPLAR WILL CONVENE TWO DAYS’ SESSION WEDNESDAY. Gadsden, May 0.—(Special.)—Gadsden will have the honor, during the coming week of entertaining two distinguished bodies. The Birmingham Deanery of the Episcopal church will convene on Tues day. May 8. and continue in session three days. The sessions of this body will be attended by about fifteen ministers of that denomination, and will lie held in the Episcopal church, cornet of Sixth and Chestnut streets. On Wednesday t lie forty-sixth grand conclave of the Ala bama Knights Templar will convene for a two day's session. Besides the many delegates there will also be present a number of grand lodge officers. An ex- i tensive programme has been prepared for the entertainment of the visitors, includ ing a banquet at the Printup hotel and a steamboat excursion to the Docks. Announcement has been made the Queen City bank will shortly remodel and add to j its banking house on Broad street. The plan is to build a new front of stone and add an additional story. The owners of adjoining property may join with the bank and build a handsome block, which if done would make one of the most im posing blocks in the city. I. P. Booker, one of the best-known citizens of the county, was stricken with paralysis at his home in East Gadsden yesterday, and his condition is considered critical. He was a gallant Confederate soldier and Is held In high esteem. The transfer of molten Iron from the Alabama Consolidated Coal and Iron com pany’s furnaces to the Houthern Steel company’s plant, a distance of three miles, which was begun as un experiment on lust Friday, 1ms proven a success and the trips arc being made regularly over I lie tracks of the Houthern railway. The plan Is something entirely new in the south, ami Is attracting ;t great deal of attention from Iron and steel makers. Robert U. Dunlap, a Justice or the peace and a notary public, has resigned his of fice on account of 111 health. It is under stood that M. C. Stvley will be appointed to succeed him. The annual memorial services at Turkey town were held in the Methodist church yesterday. Dr. J. W. Newman of this city preached the memorial sermon. aft«*r which the graves of those buried in the cemetary there were decorated. These services have been held at Turkey town for a number of years, and are attended by large crowds of people from the sur rounding country. Quite a number from Gadsden went out yesterday. POWDER TRUST HAS THE OCTOPUS FEVER Former Official Tells About the Birmingham Plant WAS FORCED TO SELL OUT Expense of Slaughtering Competition Is Regained by High Prices. Other Instances of How Trust Works. Chicago. May 6.—(Special.)—A special t»> the Tribune from Washington says: In all the trust busting talk of late years there has been a suspicious amount of glittering generality as to the method of operation of these great combinations of capital. It is seldom one is able to get hold of definite details as to the meth ods adopted to crush out competition. Almost all the prosecutions thus far In - stltuted by the government have been based largely, If not entirely, upon In ferences from known commercial condi tions and not upon direct proof of con spiracy to restrict competition. Readers of 'Hie Tribune already have been given a good deal of Information In regard to the general methods of the powder trust, which has been sandbagging the whole country. Including the United States gov ernment. A prosecution of that trust is one of the things which may be confident ly predicted. Such proceedings necessarily will be lim ited to things which are not barred by the statutes of limitations. These matters the attorney general now Is considering with a view to prosecution. Illinois Man Government’s Ally. It so happens. In looking Into the af fairs of the powder trust, which has a good deal more to do with everyday life than most people would imagine, the gov ernment has been able to call to its as sistance R. S. Waddell of Peoria, III., an independent powder manufacturer, who for twenty-five years or so was in the employ of the Dupont Pow’der com pany, and who participated in the merg ing of that concern with other companies into the powder trust. He was an actual party to the early proceedings of the old dynamite and powder pool, which began operations in the way of crushing out competition as a preliminary to the cre ation of the trust as it now exists. As to actual evidence which lie has turned over to the attorney general, this Important witness’ mouth Is closed, but I have secured from him as the result of a long and extremely Interesting interview a detailed statement of just »how trusts work, how they kill off competition, and how. with remorseless success, they drive tlie individual operator to the wall. Of course the powder trust is only run or. the same lines as other trusts. It prob ably Is no better and no worse than many other great combinations. There was ti ll me when it tried to buy out its small competitors, but when the pool was form ed It was found to be cheaper and more effective to crush the life out of the little i fellows, to squeeze the blood from their veins, then to buy up the carcass for a j song. Shows no Pity to Independents. This plan, bloody and cruel as it seems to ordinary business men, was followed out by the powder people, although the trust Included men like the Hazzards. Duponts and others, who In the days of their Individual existence were known as upright, high-minded business men. but who, as soon as they sank themselves into a corporation, became parties to the most vicious methods. Tn the early part of 1901! there was in existence an Independent powder com pany at Birmingham. Ala. It had been started by a man by the name of Green and his partner from Cincinnati, but the capital mainly was subscribed in Bir mingham. It did a profitable little busi ness and Its plant was so constructed It Could make powder at a net cost at the i the mill of about 75 cents per keg. The powder pool In that year found it ad visable to crush out the Birmingham plant, which was extending Its business In a legitimate way so as to threaten the success of two powder factories In the pool located at Nashville and Chatta nooga. At that time Mr. Waddell was general sales agent of the powder pool. He knew exactly how that Birmingham factory was driven out or business, and I might as well let him tell that part of the story. • It was really an easy matter," he ex plained, "when you consider the re sources of the pool, which embraced all the large manufacturers of powder and dynamite in the country. It was nothing more nor less than what people In the west call a roundup. The pool had mills at Nashville and Chattanooga. The Nash ville concern was selected to beat the life out of the Birmingham competitor. How “Sandbagging is uone. •'The northern companies in the pool I found it convenient, under one excuse or another, to decline orders from the ter ritory tributary to Birmingham. We knew the Birmingham mill could not make j powder for less than 75 cents a keg. Thereupon a salesman of the Nashville concern, acting under orders from the central pool, visited towns about Bir mingham. They fixed the price, which in each case was 70 cents a keg. plus the freight rate from Birmingham to that , particular town. ••This settled the Birmingham powder j mill in a comparatively short time, he- j cause It could not sell a keg of powder | anywhere within its own territory In any I way or at any time except at a loss of 5 j cents a keg.*’ "But of course the Nashville mill must j have suffered the same loss?" “Of course, so far as the hooks went. But the powder to fill these orders was j supplied to the Nashville mill by north- ; rrn companies. The Duponts. Hazzards. i and other mills in the pool contributed | pro rata. They selected the Nashville mill i merely as their agent, and it cost tha* I concern only Its share In the total loss i In the Birmingham district. Freight rates 1 In the south are generally high and with- ! in a comparatively short distance in a dr- I cle around its mill, the Birmingham com- ! pany could not compete with tin* mills | in the pool, and over all the territory to | the north and east of Nashville and I Chattanooga the price was kept up to the usual average of $1.25." "Arc you personally acquainted with these facts, or is tills hearsay?” Ruin, Then Buy Plant for a Song. •q oughL to know about it. be.-uus*- 1 made shipments of powder to supply the*** I orders, I supervised the sales, and I drew j upon the different companies to suppl.v their quota, and continued to do so until 1 the Birmingham concern was driven to j the wall." "What did the Duponts do to Binning- j ham?" •*1 have forgotten how much the Bir mingham people sold out for, but after they had made a losing fight and found they had been rounded up by the pool they sold out for what they could get. which, as I remember, was not much over one-third the value of their plant and good will. It was such things as these which disgust me. so when the trust it self was actually formed, although I was still sales agent, with a salary of fiooo a Much Meat Much Malady If you are a large meat eater you may acquire uric acid in your system. Bowden Lithia Springs Water will keep it on the move. Ask the doctors. Bell Telephone 4060 Bowden Lithia Springs Water Co. Depot 110 S. 18th St. Birmingham, Ala. SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY For Atlanta, Raleigh, Richmond, Portsmouth, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boston and all Eastern cities. Double Dally Trains leave Birmingham 6:35 a. m. and 2.10 p. m. Elegant Pullman and Cafe Diners, meals a la Carte. Reservations made at Union depot or city office, No. 1927, Woodward building. For further Information addiess: W. E. CHRISTIAN, A. G. P. A. CHARLES B. RYAN, Q. P. A. Atlanta, Ga. Portsmouth, Va. JACK W. JOHNSON, D. P. \. . ell Phone 2382. Birmingham, Ala. BIRMINGHAM BOILER WORKS Manufacturer* and Builders complete BLA8T FURNACES, STAND PIPES, STEEL CHIMNEYS, TANKS. 8TEEL CONSTRUCTION IN ALL BRANCHES, INCLUDING JAILS. In our Repair Department we make a specialty of repairing and testing •11 kinds of boilers and structural work. Both 'Phones 1133. Office and Works—Fortieth .Street and Tenth Avenue. North. month, l pulled out ho ns to go into bus iness for myself.” There was another concern at about the same time, known ns the Indiana Powder company, which had its headquarters at Terre Haute. It was started by George R. Hood, who had been a salesman for the Dupont and Hazzard people, but had left their employ when the pool refused to make any contracts for services. Hood got the coal operators Into his powder mill scheme. It had been the custom in coal mining for the miners to buy their pow der of the operators at a certain fixed price, which is stipulated In the scale agreement. At that time the price of powder at retail to miners was 11.75 per keg. The powder and dynamite pools organ ized what was called the Great Northern Supply company. It hoi out to supply powder to miners ut retail at $1.25 per keg. This company, which was a direct creature of the pool, built magazines and started out wagons at Terre Haute. Bra zil. and other towns In the Indiana coal district. They flooded the section with men who went Into the unions and en deavored to persuade the miners to break their contracts with the operators. How an Indiana Company Fared. “As a whole the miners were pretty loyal, hut after a struggle of about three years the Indiana Powder company found itself pretty well hemmed in and only able to divide the trade in Its town dis trict. Furthermore, it was obliged to meet a radical cut In prices made by thiH new company, which was organized to kill out the legitimate concern. The Indiana com pany went the same way as its Birming ham associate and In about the same time.” ••Do you know the pool was behind this operation?” I asked Waddell. “Certainly I know it,” he said. I made out most of the papers, and I still have many of the records. The black powder companies sold powder pro rata to the Great Northern Supply company. I ship ped the stuff myself. I was then located In Cincinnati and had twelve states tinker my control. I was at the conference at which the whole plan was mapped out by my superiors, and If this matter is pro tected by the statute of limitations they will not take the trouble to deny it. If this struggle, mean and cruel as It was, merely Involved the crushing out of two unfortunate local powder mills, it would be had enough, but It is evident the minute they were crushed out the prices was raised at every other mill In the same territory, the operators and the miners bad to pay more for their pow der, and the public had to pay more for their coal. Almost at the very minute the Birmingham mill capitulated, the price of powder In that vicinity went up from 7o cents and the freight rat*- to 11.25 plus the freight rate. That merely was getting back to the old rate. The same thing was done in Indiana, where the whole sale price was put up to $1.25 and the retail price to the miners to $1.75. Public Pays Expenses of Warfare. But that was not enough. It had cost the powder trust about $200,000 to buy out the Indiana plant after the life had been beaten out of it. The trust had no notion of paying for its own warfare. On De cember 11, 1902, a meeting of the pow der pool was held at the office? of the Daflln and Hand Powder company in New York, and all concerns. Including the newly purchased Indiana company, were represented, although there were few men actually present. At that time the an nual consumption of powder in this coun try was approximately 4,000,0o0 kegs a year. To make up for the loss In the Indiana Held In a sing!*- year required an addi tion to price of 5 cents a keg. There was. however, the loss In the Birmingham light, about as much more. Price Boosted and Never Lowered. Tim regular liust prli-e '>■ *1.35 I”"' k'-K al tin- mill In ijiiuiilll' alrrudy liad been i-iKtrn-i-il bill I 111- t-oiilVrcn. t- 1m t casiM l In* pile, nil uvi-i (In* i\* ulrul dlstrli t In - cut, n keg. lyiil lllu pillill aaut-nsed UlM. i>« annually to pay f-u crushing out - urn petition ill run- I laute- amt Hli niln* liam. and dial payment was loliiluurd ovory year. and Is being continued t<* day. These two operations of the powder trust aiv probably within the scope of statute limitations, ami will not in* niude the subject of prosecution. I have cited them merely to show the way in which trusts work, how cruel they are. uml liow completely an individual operator, whether In* be running u powder mill or >i sausage factory, is at the mercy of the great combination. —-••• - — After typhoid fever, pneumonia and other prostrating diseases, taka Hood’s Sarsaparilla, A GREAT SHAKING UP. Many Changes Made in Faculty of State University. Jackson. Miss.. May G.— (Special.).— There was a great shaking up at the State university this week. As one inter ested party in Jackson attending the meeting of the State Teachers’ associa tion puls It, an earthquake struck the faculty. Three* or four members of the V faculty were excused entirely from fur ther service, others had their work in ci eased, and others suffered a reduction of salary. It is stated that the changes made will save |8000 per annum in the way of ex penses of that Institution, and that the usefulness of tin* school w ill not be'de creased In the slightest degree. Those let out were Professor Bailey of the chair of psychology, Professor Camp bell of the chair of electrical engineering. Professor Shu ml? of the chair of oratory and rhetoric, Professor Bond, assistant in history. The salaries of Governor Shunds of the law' department and of Professor Hint, assistant chancellor, were reduced from S’J44K» to so that all members of the faculty are now paid the same. Professor Dupree of the chair of Greek for the past year was placed In Ids former chair, that of pedagogy. This is the hardest shaking up “Old .Miss’* has had In some years, and It la to he hoped good will result. ANNOUNCEMENT l hereby announce as a candidate for tin* nomination for Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, subject to the action of the democratic party . 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