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Ensley Will Not be Dark When
Electricity Fails
ONLY DEAD PIGS WANTED
Citizens Complain at Rowdiness of
Trolley Parties—Mrs. C. H.
Clark Entertains at
Luncheon.
Ensley, May 17.—(Special.)—The city
council met tonight in regular semi
monthly sesison with Mayor N. W. Scott
and Aldermen Rogers, Keenan, Culpepper,
Brigman, Duprey and Settle present. The
meeting was short and was taken up
principally in the disposal of routine busi
ness.
The minutes of the last meeting were
read gnd approved.
The water works committee, having in
charge the arrangements for a new con
tract with the water works company,
asked for further time, which was
granted.
The petition of tlie Birmingham Rail
way, Light and Power company for a
franchise to install gas service in the
city, which has been with a committee
for some time, was reported upon favor
ably, and after a few minor amendments
was adopted. The franchise grants the
company thirty years' rights to lay gas
mains, services, holders and other tilings
necessary to supply gas to the inhabi
tants of the city ami suburbs at a price
to be fixed.
Ordinances UK! and 107 were finally con
firmed, " providing for sidewalk Improve
ments on Avenues E and F and on Six
teenth. Seventeenth and Eighteentli
Streets.
Alderman Rogers stated that the recent
ordinances requiring the use of tissue pa
per in all water closets was being dis
regarded by the people. After consid
erable discusison as to the proper means
ot remedying the condition, a resolution
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was passed ordering the sanitary officer
! to proceed summarily to in force the law.
In the connection of the sanitation of the
city, the sense of the council was emphat
ical that no pig sties are to he permitted
within the limits.
After the disposal of one or two more
small matters, the council adjourned.
Citizens Complain.
A number of citizens of Ensley who
live on the lines o/ the street cars wish
to register a complaint against the man
ner in which some of the trolley parties
that pass through the city are conducted.
Residents on these thoroughfares are fre
quently annoyed by flocks of rude boys
on these cars who hurl stones at the
houses as they pass. To date, no one has
been reported injured by these fusilades,
but the damage to property and the
annoyance and fright caused the people
are claimed to he enough to warrant
drastic steps being taken to abate the
nuisance.
The complaining citizens believe that,
the street railway company is not aware
of these wanton acts, and feel sure that
if the condition Is brought to its notice
steps will be taken to relieve the resi
dents along the car lines from the an
noyance. Ensley is always glad to wel
come sightseers but she Insists that they
shall deport themselves in an orderly
manner while In the city.
Notes and Personals.
Mrs. C. H. Clark entertained about
thirty ladies at an informal luncheon
tills morning at her home, 2113 Avenue
H. Delightful refreshments were served
and various forms of entertainment were
indulged In. The concurrance of opinion,
was that it was one of the most de
lightful events of the season.
Mrs. W. J. Davidson of Columbus,
<ia., is visiting her sister. Mrs. A. C.
Brook, at her home near Palmer Ter
race.
Work is progressing rapidly on the new
brick store house of Charles Rouss on
Seventeenth street between Avenues E
and F.
Miss Elsie Morris, one of the teachers
in th Wylani schools, is spending a few
, days with friends in Ensley before re
I turning to her home in Florence.
I A large party of local fans will go down
! tomorrow to attend the game of baseball
between the Ensley Irivincibles and the
Bessemer Beavers at the Fourth avenue
park In Bessemer.
The young pupils in the rooms of Miss
Craig, Miss Keith and Miss Morris united
in a picnic at Tuxedo park yesterday.
The children were allowed to romp at
will over the grass, and the little ones
were highly delighted with the outing.
It is understood that A. H. Perkins,
who was thought to have disappeared on
last Saturday, had merely gone away on
a short business trip, and has now noti
fied his family of his whereabouts.
SENTENCED TO HANG.
Robert Richardson Found Guilty of
Murder at Linden.
Linden. May 17.—(Special.)—Robert Rich
ardson, the negro who was convicted last
spring here for tlie killing and robbery
I of Dr. Frank L. Foscue at Demopolis, and
j whose case was reversed by the supremo
j court upon a technicality of law’, was
again convicted in the circuit today today
and again sentenced to hang.
The evidence as brought out today was
that Robert, in company with his brother
Albert, and another negro, John Hoskins,
waylaid Dr. Foscue as he was walking
along the Southern railroad track near
Demopolis. shot him in the back with
buck shot and robbed him.
Albert was sentenced to hang, but be
fore the day for bis execution he hanged
himself with a rope made of his bedding
Tii bis cell. Hoskins protested his Inno
cence. but upon advice of his counsel
pleaded guilty ami was sentenced to the
penitentiary for life. Richardson will be
hanged on Frifrfry, June 29.
LARGE INCIDENTAL ITEM.
Eight Candidates Have Failed to Com
ply With Law.
CentrevMle, May 37.—(Special.)—It has
developed that only one of the nine eun
| dldates for the office of sheriff of Bibb
j county who participated in the demo
I cratic primary held in Bibb county on
April 14, lias complied with the general
law’ of Alabama, which requires each can
didate wHho is voted for In a nrimary elec
tion for county office to file with tlie
judge of probate of the county In which
such election is held a sworn Itemized
statement of his expenses as such candi
date. Snch statement is required to be
fiied within thirty days after such pri
mary election and any candidate who
fails to file such statement is liable to be
fined not less than $100.
J. G .Oakley, who received the nomina
tion, is the only candidate who has com
plied with this law. His statement shows
that he spent $475 to secure tlie nomina
tion. The largest Item of his account is
'incidentals,” $175.
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GARFIELD NOIL
IS MADE PUBLIC
Accompanied Report of Com
missioner on Oil Trust
DISCUSSES THE SECRET RATE
Testimony of Employes Shows That
There Was a Concealment of Rates
Granted to the Standard Oil
Co. By Many Roads.
Washington. May 17.— President Roose
velt today transmitted to Congress the
complete report of James R. Garfield,
commissioner of corporations, of the in
vestigation which he made into the opera
tions of the alleged oil trust. A full syn
opsis of tihe report, accompanied by a
message from the President dealing with
the facts developed by the inquiry, was
sent to Congress on Friday, the 4th inst.
The publication of the message and the
synopsis of the report attracted wide
spread attention. Comments on the mes
sage and the report were made by officials
of the Standard Oil company and of of
ficials of several companies of railroads.
In submitting to the President the full
report of his inquiry, Commissioner Gar
field wrote a letter to him, inviting his at
tention to some of the published contents
on the oil reports attributed to certain rail
way officials and representatives of the
oil trust. That letter was made public to
day by direction of the President, al
though it was not sent to Congress with
Mr. Garfield's report. It Is peculiarly in
teresting because it contains Commission
er Garfield's answer by directing atten
tion to certain parts of bis complete re
port to the comments which have been
made.
Garfield’s Letter.
An epitome of Commissioner Garfield s
letter Is ns follows:
"Mr. Tuttle, president of tlm Boston and
Maine, is reported to have said: 'The Bos
ton and Maine railroad for years, except
in certain sparsely settled sections of the
country, has joined with roads In which
oil traffics originates in through rates
and every shipper and receiver of oil has
been treated exactly alike.'
“As shown In Chapter III of the report,
the Boston and Maine states In a letter
to the bureau that the road does not pro
rate on a portion of Its system, giving
a list of 394 stations affected. Some of'tlie
cities to which that road does not pro
rate are Lowell. Lynn, Lawrence and
Havrehlll, Mass.; Portland, Me,, and
Portsmouth, N. H. These cannot properly
be termed ‘sparsely settled sections.’ Mr.
Bayer, vice president of the Pennsylvania
railroad, is reported to have said regard
ing the special rate from Glean to Roch
ester that the traffic, to be transported
under such rate was 'crude nil and un
finished products moving from one refin
ery to another, belonging to the same
owners and ‘the rate has not been with
drawn,’ that perhaps the rale was np
J piled on refined oil in a few instances, in
significant as compared with the total
traffic, and that the wording of the tariff
was corrected,’ that ‘it is not a secret rate
and never has been secret.'
“The rate of 9 cents a barrel was Is
sued some years ago, was reissued and
approved by J. B. Thayer. Jr., on March
10. 1902, and applied to 'petroleum pro
ducts.’ This tariff did not confine t lie
shipments to crude oil or unfinished pro
ducts. More than 1000 eaVs of Illuminating
011, gasoline and other finished oil pro
ducts were shipped in 1904 on this rate
from Glean to Rochester or on the cor
responding rate of 10 cents per barrel to
Buffalo. A large portion of the states of
New York and Vermont were supplied
in this way. This rate was unknown to
independent shippers find there were
printed at the top of tlie rate order in
capital letters and underscored, the words
'not to he posted.’ "
Not to Be Posted.
Mr. Garfield says that In view of Mr.
Thayer’s statement that blind billing is
not a secret device, the statement of
Mr. Everst, first vice president of the
Vacuum Oil company, a corporation sub
sidiary to the Standard Oil company,
which operates refineries at Olean and*
Rochester, N. Y., is lnterestelng. Mr. Ev
erst says that if the railroad company,
sees fit to grant a company special rates
I on the goods handled over its line, I know
of no reason why they should not be
accepted, although he recognizes that re
bates between states are now illegal.
Continuing. Mr. Garfield says:
“Mr. George Crosby, freight traffic man
ager of t lie Chicago, Burlington and
Quincy, is quoted as saying of the East
St. Louis rate: ‘The rates which the com
missioner complains of are interstate rates
and do not have to be filed with the
interstate commerce commission. They
were and are today open rates and all
shippers of oil are conversant with them.
Tills company has never paid a rebate to
the Standard Oil company so far as I
know.’
“As shown In chapter VII of tlie report
the records of the Chicago, Burlington
and Quincy show' that the <> cent rate was
applied on hundreds of cars which moved
from Whiting. Ind.. to East St. Louis,
ill., i.ad St. Louis, Mo., as shown directly
on the way bills. The rate did not ap
pear in the regular tariffs of the Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy, but In what were
know'll as hilling orders. After the rate
had been raised to 10 cents, but before it
had been filed with the interstate com
merce commission, an independent shipper
at Chicago telephoned the office of tlie
Burlington for the rate from Chicago to
St. Louis, and was quoted at the regular
18 cent rate. A similar quotation was
given by the Alton at the same time. No
Independent shipper interviewed by the
ifareau of corporations was ever aware
of this rate, except one who had for
merly been in the employ of the Standard
Oil company.
Mr. J. T. Harrlhan. second vice presi
dent of the Illinois Central, is quoted as
saying that “all the Illinois Central oil
rates are open and published tariffs when
they pertain to interstate traffic,” and
that that company “has not paid rebates
or made rates discriminatory in favor of
the Standard Oil company.”
Rate to South.
“As shown In chapter 4 of the report,
the Illinois Central was a party to the
Grand Junction rate which was used
for the purpose of obtaining a through
rate on oil to the south and southeast,
one-fourth less than the published rate;
that the Illinois Central was a party
to blind billing in connection with tills
rate; that tlie blind hills were returned
to the central office of the Illinois Cen
tral and the rates there entered and
that the officers of tlie Illinois Central
were aware that the rate, although, filed
with the interstate commerce commis
sion was so handled ns to be absolutely
secret.
“Mr. Rogers and Mr. Archbold, officers
of the Standard Oil company, are quoted
as saying ‘.If the New England roads
ought to prorate, but refuse to do so.
It must occur to someone somewhere
BESSEMER LODGES
WILL HONOR JONES
Grand Chancellor to be Fitting
ly Received
COMMITTEE IS APPOINTED
Ritko-Kartu* Wedding Announced for
June 5—The Long-Heralded Con
te»t Between Beavers and
Ensley Today.
Bessemer, May 17.—(Special.)—Linton
lodge No. 130, Knights of Pythias, met
tonight and appointed a committee to
make preparations for a reception that is
to be tendered Gran*d Chancellor, Judge
B. Clay Jones, when he returns to his
home in Bessemer. He was elected to the
high office he now holds at the grand
lodge meeting in Anniston on Tuesday of
this week. The committee was chosen
Jointly from Linton lodge 130 and Myrtle
lodge 53. and is composed as follows,
three being from each lodge: Sam Stein,
j C. G. Moore, Dr. R. B. McTyelre, W.
D. Lanier, E. S. Thornberg and George
Cough.
The reception will be held at Linton
lodge hall on next Thursday night, and
all members of the order are requested to
be present. Refreshments will be served
and a programme consisting of recita
tions and music will be rendered. Local
Pythians propose to honor the grand
chancellor in a fitting manner.
Note* and Personals.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam K&rtus have issued
Invitations to the marriage of their daugh
ter. Etta, to P. IT. Ritko of Atlanta. The
wedding will take place June 5, at Tem
ple Bethel In Bessemer.
The entertainment that was to have
been given at Library hall on next
Thursday night by Miss McGuire, has
been postponed until the night of Fri
day, May 25, on account of the recep
tion to Grand Chancellor Judge B. Clay
Jones.
On account of the conference election
in Birmingham tonight, the Rev. H. M.
DuBose was unable to fill his engagement
to lecture for the Epworth League.
Tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o’clock the
long heralded game between the Beaver
Yahoos and the Ensley Invinclbles will
begin at the Fourth Avenue park. The
local team has been practicing hard for
the contest -ml It feels that It is pre
pared to make a worthy showing for
itself. Following is the line up: Randle,
pitcher: Houston, catcher: Edmundson,
first base; Seagers, second base; Hines,
third base; Russ, short stop; Fitzpatrick,
right field; Crook, left field; Allen, cen
ter field; Jones, Rogers and Reagan, sub
stitutes.
that perhaps the New England roads
and not the Standard Oil company, are
blamable."
"As shown In chapter 3 of the report,
the Standard Oil company for years has
enormously benefitted by the refusal of
New England roads to prorate and a
representative of the New York. New'
Haven and Hartford system states that
the Standard Oil company wanted the
road not to prorate.’’
Messrs. Rogers and Archbold are quoted
as saying regarding the Whiting-St.
Louis rate:
" * I t is quite true that having our oil
at Whiting and desiring to transport it
to points in the interior of Illinois we
used the state rtes.’
"As shown in chapter 7 of the report
all shipments from Whiting, Ind., into
Illinois are Interstate. The mere inclu
sion of Whiting into the Chicago switch
ing district by an application sheet, does
not make Whiting an Illinois shipping
point. As shown in the report the Stand
ard Oil company has used the location
of Whiting for tlie purpose of claiming
the right to use either Indiana state
rates or Illinois state rates, as best suit
ed its convenience. The railroad bills
show that the Standard Oil company di
rected that hundreds of the cars billed
from Whiting to East 8t. Louis should
go to St. Louis without unloading and
the railroad records show' that hundreds
more went on without unloading to many
parts of tlie southwest, which fact the
Standard Oil company necessarily knew.
Rate to Birmingham.
“Furthermore it is an interesting fact
that in 1901 in response to a request from
industrial commission for information as
to the freight rates to certain points
in the south. Mr. Archbold wrote the
commission and gave the rate from Whit
ing to Little Rock. Ark., as 30% cents,
whereas at that time and until the
secret rates were discovered by the bu
reau of corporations the Standard Oil
company was shipping traffic on the fol
lowing rates:
“From Whiting to Birmingham, by way
of Grand Junction, 29‘a; from Whiting to
Memphis by the same route 15 cents:
from Whiting to Little Rock, by way of
East St. Louis, 28 cents. These facts are
all set forth In full in chapter 8 and 7
of the report.’*
The report of Mr. Garfield is a compre
hensive one and covers 500 printed pages.
In support of the various allegations
made by him he prints boldly in the re
port copies of waybills, letters of rail
road officials bearing on transactions with
agent of the Standard Oil and indepen
dent oil companies, special oil tariffs of
various railroads, hills of lading, blind
hills of lading and secret understandings
and agreements of the several railroad
companies named. writh the Standard Oil
company. In many instances, according
to the copies of the waybills, the rate paid
by the Standard Oil company was only
83 1-3 per cent of the amount stated In the
bill.
Concealment of Rates.
The testimony of employes of railroads
is given in confirmation of the bureau's
charge that there was a concealment of
rates granted to the Standard Oil com
pany. Although it is alleged in the case
of tlie Chicago and Alton railroad, the
general tariff officers admit the existence
of a secret rate and the purpose was to
conceal it from other railroads and not
from the shippers, one of the leading
freight clerks of the Alton is quoted as
tetisfying that the secret rate was in
tended only for the benefit of the Stan
dard Oil company, and that had any other
shipper Inquired for rates he would not
have been given the low rate accorded the
Standard Oil company.
The report further shows the establish
ment of through rates from small incon
sequent Ufl and in many instances obscure
points near large shipping centers, and
the filing of the tariffs with the inter
state commerce commission as evidence
that the rates were not secret. But Mr.
Garfield maintains that by this arrange
ment the rates were effectively kept
secret, as shippers other than the Stan
dard Oil company In applying for rates
were given the published rates from other
places In the vicinity of tlie small points
referred to, which in every case were
| considerably higher. He declares that the
railroads recognized the irregularity of the
arrangement and that “they were designed
j to hido the rate from all shippers except
the Standard Oil company.”
Quality—Purity-Age.
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M'WILLIIMS STILL
IN ENSLEY CITIZEN
Noted Case is Decided by the
Supreme Court
MILITARY ENCAMPMENTS
Commanding Officers Should Select
and Recommend to the Governor
Sites for the Holding of
Annual Encampment.
Montgomery, May 17.—(Special.)—The
supreme court today blocked the efforts
of F. B. McWilliams to become an out
sider to the city of Ensley. He had
brought suit in the city court of Bir
mingham to prevent tne city selling his
property for taxes» which he had refused
to pay on the ground that the sale would
cloud his title. The lower court restrained
the sale but the supreme court reverses,
holding that the said McWilliams has re
course at law; that an Invalid sale would
not Injure his title. Tho validity of the
law extending the corporation laws of
Ensley was not passed upon.
The supreme court handed down thirty
two opinions today, making a total of
243, with 43 rehearings. for the present
term. The division sitting this week is
composed of Chief Justice Weakley, with
Associates Dowdell, Denson and Haralson.
The list contains several cases affirmed
because of failure to show organization
of the lower court or to properly send
up bills of exceptions. No organization of
the court Is manifested In the case of
Mayhall vs. Eddleman from Cullman cir
cuit court; Big Sandy Iron company vs.
Pensacola, Alabama and Western Railroad
company, and the same railroad company
vs. the same Iron company. In the cases
of Dan Davis vs. the State, from Jefferson
county, and James Norman vs. the State,
from Chilton county, bills of exception
were not properly filed.
James Norman of Chilton county, goes
to the penitentiary for fifteen years for
murder; Will Gains, who was sentenced
in Montgomery county for fifteen years j
for killing Watson Ferguson, must serve
his time, and George Untrelner of Mor*
gan county, with a sentence of fifteen
years for killing a man named John Dur
rette, has his case reversed.
Mattie Ware, convicted in Jefferson
county, for the murder of Will Martin,
whom he cut to death, must serve her
sentence of ten years, and Dock Echols
of Jefferson county, two years for lar
ceny, Walter Simms of Walker county,
charged with the abuse of a little girl
under 14 years of age. and sentenced to
ten years In the penitentiary, will have
another trial.
The court went on record as to the
question of valuation in goods shipped by
express, in the case of C. J. Owens of
Anniston, vs. the Southern Express com
pany. Owens shipped the manuscripts of
a history of literary movements in- South
Carolina from a point in that state to his
home at Anniston. He valued the pack
age at $50. It was lost and he sued, alleg
ing that It lias cost him much time and
labor and was worth far more than stip
ulated at the time of shipment. The court
held with him and gave him a verdict of
1 $1500.
To Select 8ites.
It was decided at a conference be
tween the governor and the military offi
cers of the state today that the com
manding officers of the departments of
the service should select and recommend
to the governor sites for state encamp
ments to he held during the month of
July.
it was also determined to find how
many regiments could go to Chickamauga
to camp with the regulars, according to
pending legislation in Congress to pro
vide expenses. It is expected that one
arid possibly two regiments can take the
trip.
Those regiments which go into state
camps will not go to Chickamauga, nor
will any soldiers who go to tlie camps
of the regulars go into state camps.
All the officers are anxious to make
the $15,000 set apart for expenses of the
encampments this year go as far as pos
sible in securing the best results.
Those present today at the conference
with the governor included the members
of the state military poard, Brigadier
Generals W. W. Brandon, Adjutant Gen
eral: Robert F. Bigon, Inspector General
and Barry Holt, quartermaster general.
Pile commanding officers here were Colo
nels R. B. Dumont of the First regiment;
C. R. Bricken of the Second, and W. H.
McElroy of the third: Maj. V. R. Atkins
of the Cavalry and Maj. S. T. Westcott
of the artillery.
Reporting on an examination of the
office of Probate Judge A. P. longshore
of Shelby county. Assistant State Ex
aminer G. F. Sedherry calls attention to
the failure of that official to procure
licenses from several corporations within
his territory and raises the question
whether the tax exemptions allowed cot
ton mills extend to licenses as well.
Tt also puts the state up against the
weakness of the corporal loir laws, as <*i
result of which there have been a num
ber of compromises in the past four
years.
After saying that the Shelby Iron works
license, heretofore mentioned, had pro
vided for the charges against it, the ex
aminer takes up the question of the
Siluria Cotton mills, located at Siluria.
near Calera. This he finds to be a for
eign corporation under the laws of New
Jersey, and he also discovers that its
officers have refused to make return of
the amount of capital employed in the'
state or pay the license required of all
such enterprises. They have, on the
ground that the state exempts cotton
mills from taxes, refused to pay license
for the years 1904. 1905 and “In my
judgment.” says the examiner, "they are
clearly liable for license for all the years
named.’*
The same conditions so far as refusal
to make returns of the amount of capital j
used in the state is 'mad#- by the Key- j
stone Dime company at Keystone, though !
| it has no chance to plead any exemptions, j
jit, no doubt, bases its refusal upon the
I reputed weakness of the law.
Refused to Pay All.
I The Montevallo Coal Mining company at t
Montevallo paid a license last year of j
$123.75 on a capitalization in the state of j
$123,750. hut refuses to increase to the re
quired $300 when the capital has been in
creased to $300,000. The probate judge has
accepted the former sum and awaits the
decision of the proper authorities as to
what to do next.
Speaking of the case, Examiner 8ed
berry says: “While Judge longshore tell^
me he lias made repeated efforts to have
all these matters adjusted, and has been
unable to do so. t do not think him en
! tirely blameless, as he has not manifest-,
j ed any great degree of dilligence in press
ing these companies to pay tlie state the
proper license.”
The booKs of Sheriff Cox, Clerk Dyke
and Superintendent of Education Dor
rough were found to he correct in every
way.
There does Jiot see into be procedent
for the position of the Siluria Cotton mill
managers In refusing to pay license. Other
i mills In the state pay It, as will be shown
by the books of the state auditor.
Capitol Mention.
The Mercantile company of Citronelle
has been organized at Citronelle, with cap
ital of $8000. It will do a general whole
sale and retail business. G. T. Jordan
and several others are the incorporators.
To the Vice President of ^
the Greatest Govern
ment Beneath God’s
Shining Sun:
The coming Metropolis
of the Southland and its
Leading Men’s Store bids
you hearty welcome.
OFFICE AND CHAPEL.
IT IS A PLEASURE, especially after one visits the old-time-grave
yard, to see
ELM WOOD CEMETERY

the modern, perpetual care, lawn cemetery. Eighty acres of fertile,^
well drained land, rapidly being transformed into a ereen grass
lawn-park-cemetery, with trees and flowers. Lots are sold on easy
monthly payments without interest- Office at cemetery, and
branch, office at Jemison Real Estate and Insurance Co-, 20243d Ave.
I Natural
Mineral Water
\ You’ll be glad to get
i acquainted with this ,
% pure and healthful ra
water. Its rare flavor /111
and effervescence easily make it
“number one” among table waters.
For sale everywhere
DOSTRR-NORTHINGTON DRUG CO.
TYPEWRITERS SACRIFICED.
Caligraph, Blickensderfer, Chicago, Monson,
Crandall,Postal.$10.00
Densmore, Remington, Manhattan, Hammond,
New Century, Pittsburg Visible, Williams 23.00
Samples submitted on application.
^ W. H. OWINGS TYPEWRITER CO.,
210514 Second Ave.
The Dixie Realty company has been in
corporated at Evergreen by W. C. (.’rump
ton and associates with capital $6000.
The citizens of Beat 10, Baldwin coun
ty. discovered that they were entitled to
a justice of the peace and had none. They
therefore asked the appointment of H.
II. Hess of Foley and the governor named
him at once.
Other appointments by the governor are:
Notary public and justice of the peace, ,T.
E. Ruffin. Helena; notaries public, B. F.
Elmore, Demopolls; Miss Clara Kaufman,
Birmingham: Mrs. J. H. Glllisie, Hance
vllle.
Several members of the Publishers' as
sociation. w.ileh closed the fourth annual
stsslon here last night, spent much time
in the capital today looking over the his
torical old building.
Because of illness (’apt. J. M. Falkner
has resigned as one of the trustees of tlie
Negro Normal Hchool of the state at tills
place, and has been succeeded by Dr. C.
A. Stakely. pastor of the First Baptist
church of this city.
Cowan on Trial.
Dothan, May 17.—E. I.. Cowan, post
master at Rig Creek, charged with the
murder of Curtis Rogers, was placed or.
trial here today, and when the evening
adjournment was reached a large amount
of testimony remained to be heard. Rog
ers met his death In Cowan's store a,t
Big Creek with no witnesses present. The
state alleges Rogers was killed by Co
wan, wlille tile defense declares Rogers’
death was the result of an accident.
Mrs. 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 FIFTY YEARS
by MILLIONS OF MOTHERS for their
CHILDREN WHILE TEETHING, with
PERFECT SUCCESS. It SOOTHS the
CHILD, SOFTENS the GUMS, ALLAYS
all Pain. CURES WIND COLIC, and is
twenty-live cents a bottle.
Cotton Seed Men Adjourn.
Alanta, May 17.—After electing officer*
for the coming year, the Interstate Cot
ton Seed Crushers’ association adjourned
today to meet next May, probably at the
Jamestown exposition, for their next an
nual gathering. The officers chosen today
were; F. H. Bailey of Paris, Tex., presi
dent; 1.. A. Ransom. Atlanta, vice presi
dent; Robert Gibson. Dallas, Tex., secre
tary and treasurer (re-elected).
McMullen In Washington.
Washington, May 17.—Dr. J. R. MrMul
len of the Boys' Trade school of Gadsden
was a caller upon Representative Burnett
today. He has been to New York to
raise money for the school and met with
fine success, contingent upon a flOO.OOO
fund from Alabamians, which he believes
will be shortly forthcoming.
Nunally Out of Race.
Atlanta, May 17.—A special to the Jour
nal from Newnan, Ou.,' says that Dr, A.
O Nunally has withdrawn as a candidate
for the democratic gubernatorial nomina
tion at the coming primary.
Try the Gawk, for half-tone and line
lustrations. Age-Herald Building.
We handle everything in
the building material line
and have cut prices to the
lowest notch. Largest stock;
prompt deliveries. Barnett
Sheppard Lumber Co.
DR. A. J. MASSEY,
DENTIST,
over Jefferson County Savings Bank,
l!lst St.. 7d Ave._Both phones l«i.
jnp the cold-cure that dees tti*
I I • Work in 8 hours, and will
* * • not mak* you sick. Tty Ik

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