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In Boys Clothes The word sale doesn't always mean a saving—it may mean reduced prices but all a thing is really worth. Porter-Neels reductions are straight from the shoulder—desirable clothing discounted while it is desirable. Boys $3.70 and $4.00 Suits $2.50 $5.00 and $6.00 Suits $3.75 $7.70 and $8.00 Suits $5.00 5"oc Boys’ Waists 39c 77c Boys’ Waists 59c $1. Boys’ Waists 75c Boys’s Wash Suits and Boys' Straw Hats Half Price F 1922 FIRST AVENUE M O RG A N DIS P E N S A R Y FIGHT REACHES PERSONAL STAGE Decatur, July 22.—(Special.)—The Rev. Albert W. Briscoe, a Baptist preacher ani a candidate for the state legislature on the dispensary ticket, takes the hide off Editor Carter of the Hartselle (Ala.) En quire, in an “open letter to the democratic voters of Morgan county.” Mr. Briscoe says in. his “open letter”: “In the community where I now live, where Editor Carter formerly lived, and where both of us are known. Editor Car ter is regarded as wholly unreliable and bears the reputation of a most notorious liar.” In another paragraph of the letter Mr. Briscoe has this to say: “If Editor ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Sheriff. I hereby announce myself as a candl* ^ ate for the office of sheriff of Jefferson tounty, subject to the action of the dem ocratic party. In the forthcoming primary. ALBERT STRADFORD. I hereby announce myself as a candi date for the office of sheriff of Jefferson county, subject to the action of the dem ocratic party. J. P. STILES. I here announce myself a candidate for aheriff of Jefferson county, subject to the action of the democratic primaray, August 27. 1906. HUGH McGEEVER. Higdon will make a good sheriff. His administration will be fair and clean. "Go to work and help elect him.” For Road Supervisor. To the Democratic Voters and Citizens of Jefferson County: I am a candidate for re-election to the office of road supervisor of Jefferson county, subject to the action of the dem ocratic party. J. ED. HAIGLER. I hereby announce myself as a candi date for the office of road supervisor of Jefferson county, subject to the action of the democratic party. JOE HILL. Joe S. Davis is a candidate for road supervisor of Jefferson county, subject to the action of the democratic party. Will appreciate as much as anyone your sup port, and if elected will strive hard to do my whole duty. Inquire of those who know me as to my ability and Integrity. For State Senator. I hereby announce myself a candidate for nomination by the democratic and conservative party for the office of sen ator in the legislature of Alabama for the Thirteenth senatorial district, composed of the county of Jefferson. NATHAN L. MILLER. For Representative. I hereby announce myself as a candidate for the office of represeniaiivo from Jef ferson county to the lower house of the legislature, subject to the action of the democratic primary. W. E. URQUHART. Col. W. \Y. Shortridge of Ensley author izes the announcement of his candidacy for representative to the legislature from Jefferson county, subject to the action of the democratic party In primary. to be held August 27, 1906. Jere Clemens King of Birmingham au thorizes the announcement of his candi dacy to represent Jefferson county In the next legislature, subject to the action of the democratic primary on August 27. 1906. The Age-Herald Is authorized to an nounce Dr. M. C. Ragsdale of McCalla as a candidate for representative from Jefferson county in the next legislature, subject to the action of the democratic primary August 27, 1906. I am a candidate for the democratic nomination for representative in Alabama \ legislature from Jefferson county. SAMUEL WILL JOHN. The Age-Herald Is authorized to an nounce W. T. Newberry a candidate to the next legislature from Jefferson coun ty. subject to the action of the demo cratic primary, August 27. 6-S-tf Felix E. Blackburn announces lilmself as a candidate for re-election to the legis lature, subject to the action of the dem ocratic party. L. J. Haley. Jr., of Birmingham. Is a candidate for Representative in the Legis lature of Alabama from Jeffe- .on coun ty, subject to the action of the democratic party. ROMATNE BOYD of ENSLEY Is a can did j t e for Representative In the next Legislature of Alabama, from Jef' rson county, subject to the action of the demo cratic party. Charles Denegre is a candidate for the ; legislature from Jefferson county, sub ject to the action of the democratic party. I am a candidate to represent Jefferson county In the lower house of the Alabama legislature, subject to the action of the democratic party in Its primary to be held on the 27th day of August. 1906. JOHN T. GLOVER. Carter or any of his friends see fit to call the statement into question I most earn estly invite a thorough investigation of the charge.” Mr. Briscoe says that "in an editorial which appeared in last week’s issue of his paper (Hartselle Enquire), Editor Car ter charges me with 'overstepping the ruling’ of any pafty and with this state ment tries to make the impression that the democratic party of Morgan county has ‘ruled’ that the question of a dispen sary for the two Decaturs, to take the place of the twelve saloons that are now located there, should not be made an Issue between the candidates for the legislature in the present campaign, and that 1 have refused to abide by the ruling of my party by including the issue in my platform. No one knows better than the editor of the Hartselle Enquire himself that such an impression. If made, is absolutely false.” Mr. Briscoe, in his letter, also says that t'he editor of the Hartselle Enquire tried to prejudice his candidacy with the people. Mr. Briscoe says further that Ed itor Carter charges him with having changed his conviction and Mr. Briscoe says this statement Is false and says that Editor Carter knows that it is false. The ‘‘open letter” of Mr. Briscoe oc cupies three columns in two of the local newspapers and roasts Editor Carter from start to finish. It is expected that Editor Carter will reply to the letter In this week's issue of the Hartselle Enquire. As to what Editor Carter will do in reference to the charge made against him by Mr. Briscoe is being aw’aited with interest. ESCAMBIA TAX ASSESSMENTS. Inrease Over 1905 Amounts to Prac tically $300,000. Brew’ton, July 22.—(Special.)—The court of county commissioners were In session this week to hear complaints of taxpayers and to examine the books of assessments as made and submitted to them by Tax Assessor McDell&n. The lists as rendered by the taxpayers were carefully compared with the book and not a single error was found. No raises in valuations were made but there wrcre several abatements. Tne natural increase over 1905 amounts in round numbers to more than $300,000. This big increase was voluntary on the part of those listing their property. The value of exempt property In the county is $177,402. The total value of real and personal property for 1906 is $4,691,246. Of this the realty amounts to $2,426,210 and personal $2,266,036. The rate of taxation is the same as for 1906, $1.40 on the $100. This includes both state and county levies for taxes. Machinery for ’ a steam laundry for Brewton has been ordered and will be shipped in a few days from Chicago. Rob ert and John Rell are at the head of the enterprise. The site for the laundry Is the new’ building opposite MeQowin’s stables on East Mildred street, and is an ideal location for such a business. The most modern machinery will be Installed and will supply a need that Brewton has long felt. ‘‘The blind tigers must go.” is the edict of the town authorities. Several arrests have been made and. there are warrants out for many more violators of the pro hibition law. A detective lias been quietly at work for several weeks and the town seems to he full of the tigers. Several de fendants 'have plead guilty before the Mayor and were promptly fined $50 and costs. BIBB COMMITEE MEETS. Assessments are Made on Various Candidates for Office. Centrevllle. July 22.—(Special)—The dem ocratic executive committee for Bibb county met here yesterday at noon to make arrangements incident to holding a primary election on August 27, 1906. In the ahsence of Chairman D. G. McSpadden, \V. W. T^avemler was elected temporary chairman. Candidates for the state senate from this district were assessed |2i> each and candidates for the lower house of the legislature were assessed $20 each, and candidates for dcdogates to the state con vention were assessed $2 each. Candidates must hand in their names and pay the assessment by July 27. in order to get their names on the official ballot. The committee selected managers and clerks for the approaching primary and took care to see that all sides had fair repre sentation. The meeting was a most har monious one, and as the managers of the election are fair men there is no room for dissatisfaction at the action of the com mittee. There was a big barbecue at Smith Spring, about ten miles west of Centre ville. yesterday, and many people from Centrevllle attended. The local fight for representative is growing warm. On Friday Sheriff Crawford landed in jail here a negro woman charged In three cases wit'h violating the prohibition law' of Rihb county. Solicitor and Mrs. .1. F. Thompsoa are spending a week at Codon. The Cahaba river was sixteen feet high at this place last week and much fine corn on the plantations south of CentreviUe was destroyed, COMMITTEES ABE NAMED BY OWEN Makes Appointments Among the Sons of Veterans STAFF IS ALSO NAMED Heads of Committees and Members are Urged to Be Active in Their Efforts for Strengthening the Organization. Montgomery, July 22.—(Special.)—Gen eral orders of importance, issued by the commander-in-chtef of the Sons of Con federate Veterans, are given below: General Headquarters, United Hons of Confederate Veterans, Montgomery, Ala, June 2, 1906. General Orders No. U. 1. Standing committees, required to be named under section 94 of the constitution of the confederation, together with cer tain special committees, are appointed as follows: Historical Committee. George W. Duncan, chairman, Atiburn; George Petrie, Ph. D.. Auburn; \\. M. Kavauaugh, Little Rock: Thomas R. Raines, Washington; R. T. McEachern, Jacksonville, Fla.; William F. Jones, El berton, Ga.: E. J. Gtddings, Ardmore, 1. T.; Ed P. Thompson, Jr., Frankfort, Ky.; W, H. McLellan, New Orleans; J. Pierce Burns. Baltimore; Dunbar Rowland, Jack son, Miss.; Lee Meriwether, St. Louis, D. H. Mill, Raleigh; K. T. Bynum, Nor man, Okla.; l>r. P. H, Mell, Clemson Col lege, S. C\; John H. DeWitt, Nashville; Homer D. Wade, Waco; R S. Blackburn Smith, Berryville, Va.; Dr. W. L. Fleming, Morgantown, W Va.; Ray F. Saffold, San Francisco. Relief Committee. Thomas P. Stone, chairman. Waco; Wil liam B. Bankhead, Jasper; R. CJ. Pillow, Little Rock; the Rev. H. W. Pratt, Wash ington; J. S. Maxwell. Jacksonville. Fla.; Walter T. Colquitt, Atlanta; C. A. Skeen, Wapanucka, 1. T.; R. C. P. Thomas, Bowling Green. Ky.: J. Y. Sanders, New Orleans; E. B. Beasley, Baltimore; Se mour Stewart, St, Louis: R. B. Gleen, Raleigh; William Cross, Oklahoma City. Okla.; M. L. Bonham, Anderson, S. C.; J J. Bean. Lynchburg. Tenn.; S. B. Can tey. Fort Worth, T. H. Edwards, West Point, Va.; J. F. Thompson, Martinsburg, W. Va.; N. B. Wingate, Colorado Springs; Thomas M. Henry, Jackson, Miss. Monument Committee. Richard B. Haughton, chairman, St. Louis; Benjamin G. Jennings, Seale; the Rev. W. D. Buckner. Pine Bluff. Ark.; Frank R. Fravel. Washington; D. 1'. Fletcher, Jacksonville, Fla.; Francis E. Lanier, Savannah; R. L. Williams. Du rant. T. T ; S. W. Bedford. Owensboro, K. v.; R. A. Tichcnor, New Orleans; Wil liam Horner Cocke, St. Louis; M. D. Hay wood. Raleigh; S. M. Cunningham. Law ton. Okla.; Robert H. Williams. T>aure], Md.; O. L. McKay, Meridian; D. A. Spi vey. Conway, S. C.; R. Henry Lake. Mem phis; Hajry L. Seay, Dallas; Samuel D. Rogers. Petersburg. Va.; Robert White, Romney. W. Va.; J. Lloyd Traford, Co lumbus. O. Finance Committee. D. G,. Bell, chairman. Pine Bluff, Ark.; R. G. Banka, Montgomery; W. H. Lang ford. Pine Bluff; Dr. Oscar Wilkinson, Washington; G. G. Matthews, Jr.. Ocala, Fla.; William F. Parkhurst, Atlanta; Ira L. Smith. Atoka. I. T.; A. M. Sea, Jr., Louisville; W. C. Hall, New Orleans; George Forbes, Baltimore; 1\ . A. Martin, Meridian; W. M. Southern. Jr.. Independ ence, Mo.; A. M. Seales. Greensboro, N. C. ; Milton Bryan. Shawneen, Okie.; Clin ton M. Felder, Blackville, S. C.; John A. Collin8Worth, Humboldt. Tenn.; N. R. Tisdal, Rusk. Tex.; Aylett Ashby, New port News; F. B. HoofT, Charleston, W. Va. Women's Memorial Committee. I James Mann, Chairman, Norfolk, Va.; J C Elder, Birmingham; R. L. Mont gomery. Lewisville. Ark.; Wallace Streat er, Washington; C. S. Fleming. Jackson ville. Fla.; S. A. Crump. Macon; J. W. Skeen. Wapanucka. I. T.; J. N. Gathright, Louisville; T. S. McChesney. New Or leans; Armstrong Thomas, Balllmore; W. Calvin Wells, Jr.. Jackson. Miss.; Chil ton Atkinson, 4210 Olive street. St. Louis; J. IT. Foote. Jr., Winston-Salem; Brant IT. Kirk, Oklahoma City; Henry W. Con ner Charleston, S. C.; L. E. Malhi.x, Jackson. Tenn.; R. K. Gaston, Dallas, Tex.; E. Henning Smith. Richmond; A. D. Smith, Jr., Fayetteville, W. Va.; J. B. Johnson, Chicago. Join’t Committee Co-operation. W E Daniel, chairman. Yazoo City, Miss.; Walter P. Lane, Fort Worth; Clarence J. Owens. Abbeville. Ala.; It. B. Haughton. St. Louis; W. Me. Barrow, Baton Rouge. Permanent Archives. Edwin P. Cox, chairman, Richmond; E. B. Thomason, Richmond; J. B. Light foot. Jr.. Richmond. •) -[’he chairmen will proceed at once with the organization of their respective com mittees Much can be accomplished by persistent and continuous effort The principal objects of the confedera Ion in its general organization are to be de veloped or worked out through commit tees If any comrade hereinabove named dlclines to serve, or neglects his duties in any respect, on his attention being ca - rd thereto, the commander-in-chief will make a new appointment. 3. In order to more effectively push the work of the women's memorial commit tee. through its chairman arrangements have been made with Gen. C. Irvine Walker. Charleston. S. to act ns the special representative of the committee. General Walker has under consideration several plans looking to large additions to the fund. He is a veteran of high standing, one who thoroughly enjoys the confidence of the United Confederate Vet erans, and he is entitled to the generous support and encouragement of sons everywhere In this noble effort. Museum Materials. i. The far-seeing founders of the con federation planned for a central collec tion of historical and museum materials, and to tljat end provided. In section 93 of the constitution, that the archives col lected should be permanently located at Richmond, Va.. und should he "governed by a committee composed of one com rade from each division, elected by the delegates at each annual reunion of the confederation." The direct management of the proposed collection Is placed in an executive committee of three mem bers of Camp R. E. l-ee. So. 1. of Rich mond. the chairman to be appointed by the commander-in-chief, one to be elect ed by the camp, and one to be appointed by the Virginia division commander. g„ fur as can be ascertained tile gen eral committee has never been elected, although the chairman of the executive committee has several times been appoint ed. The collection of materials Is deemed of so much Importance that the coni inander-ln-chlef Is exceedingly desirious that a beginning be made In the execu tion of the foregoing section. Every class of materials being in any way on Con federate history, such as hooks, pam phlets. maps, prints, charts, manuscripts, diaries, rolls. order books, commissions, paroles, sketches of regiments and com panies. Confederate addresses, etc., etc., Is desired. All officers of the confeder ation should cause to be forwarded copies of orders, reports and oftlcial papers Is sued by them or by simps In their Juris diction. They should be sent by mail or express direct to Edwin P. Cox, chair man, Richmond, Va., by whom they will be carefully guarded and permanently preserved. By order of THOMAS M. OWEN. Commander-in-Chief. Official: ALBERT C. SEXTON. Adjutant General and Chief of Staff. Staff is Announced. The staff of Commander-In-Chief Thom as M. Owen, of the United Sons of Con federate Veterans, is announced as fol low's: General Headquarters. United Sons of Confederate Veterans, Montgomery. Ala., Juno 1, 1906. General Orders No. 10. 1. The following staff appointments are made, to rank from April 27. 1906. viz.: Inspector general, Will T. Sheehan, Montgomery. Quartermaster general, Richard G. Banks. Montgomery. Commissary general, Leroy S. Boyd, Washington. Judge advocate general. John A. Col linsworth, Humboldt. Tenn. Surgeon general, C. Hamilton, M. D., Rome, Ga. Chaplain general, the Rev. J. W. Cald well, Jr.. New Orleans. Assistant adjutant generals. B. A. Tay lor. Montgomery: L. E. Quinn. Lockes burg, Ark.: Daniel J. Gantt. Washington; A. Duncan Kent. Savannah; R. L. Ream. Wapanucka. T. T.; Robert S. Omberg. Louisville; William L. Wooten. New Or leans; Harry Gllmor. Baltimore: Robert Lewis. WoodvHie. Miss.: Clyde E. Tuck. Springfield. Mo.; Louis E. Sloan. Charles ton; L. M. de Saiissure, Memphis; George 8. Valliant. Texarkana, Tex.; John Baker White, Charleston; W. R. Kivett, Boise, Idaho. Assistant inspectors general, Harry G. McNeer, Montgomery; Wallace St renter. Washington: Robert C. Alston. Atlanta: Erret Dunlap, Ardmore, I. T.; Sam W. Bedford, Owensboro. Ky.; R. A. Tichc nor. New Orleans; Ward B. Coe, Balti more; P. S. George. Greenwood. Miss.; William D. Grimes, Washington; Iredell Jones, Columbia; J. W. Hillard, Decatur, Tenn.; T. W. Anderson. Justin, Tex.; Hill Beasley, Petersburg. Va.; Herbert Fitz patrick. Huntington. W. Va.: Frank Ualker, 1413 Hyde street. San Francisco. Assistant quartermasters general. Harry T. Beck el. Mobile; Paul McKennon, Clarksville. Ark.: Frank R. Fravel. Wash ington: Marlon Dun woody. Macon; E. S. RatliiYe. Stonewall. I. T.; G. B. Bingham, Cadiz. Ky.: Allen Z. McChesney. New Or leans; James S. Whodbee. Baltimore; Ew ing Cockrell. Warrensburg. Mo.; Jo’hn W. Stovall. Stovall. Miss.; John C. Spivey. Conway. S. C.; R. Henry Lake, Memphis; V'. D. Williams, Fort Worth; F. Stanley Hall, Manchester, Va.; Thomas Moore, Charles Town, W. Va. Assistant commissaries general, E. W. Wadsworth, Wadsworth; G. J. Pillow, Washington; E. N. Martin. Summerville. Ga.; James Trimble. Ashland, Ky.; R. E. L. Marshall, Baltimore;. W. A. Martin, Meridian; R. A. Doyle, East Prairie. Mo.; Thomas Barber. Jr.. Winston Salem. N. C. ; W. L. Reeves, Wills Point, Tex.; J. Lewis Lawrence, Chrlstainburg. Va.; A. D. Smith. Jr., Fayetteville, W. Va.; J. B. Johnson, Chicago. Assistant Judge Advocates General—O. D. Street. Guntersville, Alu.; Edwin W. Kerr. Jr.. Washington. D. C.; A. P. Wright. Washington. Ga.; J. B. WicklifTe. WicklifTe. Ky.; Fred C. Marsh, New York Insurance company. New Orleans, La.; E. M. Hammond. Baltimore. Md.; E. N. Rcudder, Vicksburg, Miss.; Harry B. Haw'es, St. Louis, Mo.; Marshall Delancey Haywood. Raleigh, N. C.; Clinton M. Felder, Blackville, S. C.; W. S. Holman. Bay City, Tex.; Frank W. Ivellinger, Nor folk. Va.; W. G. Peterkin, Parkersburg, W. Vo. Assistant Surgeons General—Dr. Henry Dlcksop, Paragould, Ark.; Dr. Lewis j. Battle. Washington, D. C.; Dr. E. W. Warren, Palatka, Fla.; Dr. W. P. Walker, Norcross, Ga.; Dr. W. J. Conley, Coal gate, I. T.; Dr. C. W. Ball, Clinton, La.; Dr. H. II. Duke, Louisville. Ky.; Dr. W. H. Scudder. Mayersvllle, Miss.; Dr. Floyd Stewart, St. Louis, Mo.; Dr. C. S. Bolx», Norman, Okla.; Dr. J. M. Glenn, Jackson, Tenn.; Dr. J. T. Wiggins. Rusk, Tex.; Dr. G. N. Hardesty, Berryvllle, Va. Assistant Chaplains General.—Rev. Chas. M. Brewer, Montgomery, Ala.: Rev. Harry W. Pratt. Washington, D. C.; Rev. V. W. Shields, D. D., Jacksonville, Fla.; Rev. M. J. Epting, Savannah, (4a.; Rev. E. Pendleton Jones, Owensboro, Ky.; Rev. Louis Tucker. Baton Rouge. La.; Rev. W. T. Alien, Laurel, Miss.; Rev. W. M. V. Rlpey, Norman, Okla.; Rev. J. If. Taylor, Nevada, Tex.; Rev. R. W. Griz zard. Adams. Va.; Rev. Charles F. Ghisel in. Shepherdstown. \V. Va.; Rt. Rev. Wil liam Hall Moreland, Sacramento, Cal.; Rev. H. F. Vermillion. Roswell, New Mex. Aides—H. L. Franklin. Hillsville, Va.; W. L. Norwood, Mineral Wells. Tex.; F. E. Myers, Robinson Springs, Ala.: »S. H. Robinson, King William C. H.. Va.; A. W. Gibbs. Hindsville. Ark.; L. IT. Boggs, Jacksonville, Fla.; G. K. Ronaud, New Orleans. I>a.; Tl. B. Trice, Louisa, Va.; J. H. Hood. Piedmont, Ala.; J. Lloyd Teaford, Columbus. O.; Z. A. Hall, Drift wood, Tex.; V. B. Hilliard, Marshall, Tex.; W. L. Souther. Powell. I. T.; E. K. Huey, New urleans, La.; D. Houston Smith, Ox ford, Ala.; J. G. Morrow, Santa Ana, Cal.; J. E. Thomas, Lawton, O. T. 2. The foregoing appointments are made on suitable recommendation, and upon "reliable Information as to the qualifica tions of comrades for the places assign ed. They will be expected to faithfully, cheerfully -and promptly perform their sev eral duties. T'pon advice of their failure in any Instance there will he' no hesi tation on the part of the commander-in chief In removing the comrade or com rades so in default. 3. i’nder section 21 of the constitution “no staff officer shall be at the same time a staff officer of a brigade or divi sion or hold two staff positions.” The attention of all officers authorized to make staff appointments is particularly directed to this provision, with request that an effort be made to avoid conflict ing assignments. If any appointee named above, or hereafter appointed, to a place on the staff of the commander-in-chief, is already holding a department, division or brigade staff position, he should at once elect which Is to be retained. It Is expressly understood and order ed, however, that no staff position what ever shall In any way Interfere with or prevent the holding of committee assign ments, or office or position by such ap pointees In their respective camps, 4. The attention of staff officers is call ed to the requlrment* of sections 31.-37 Inclusive, of the constitution of the con federation. prescribing their respective duties, and particularly requiring the preparation of reports or historical pa pers on the branch of service in the Con federate wtates army represented by their respective staff positions. The command er-in-chlef expects every member of his staff to enter enthusiastically anrl earnest ly Into the spirit of the latter require ment. He will be glad to co-operate in the preparation of these reports If desired. A place on the programme of the nexf reunion will be specially provided for the presentation of these reports, and they arc to be included In the published minutes. By order of Thomas M. Owen. Com mander-in-chief. Official: ALBERT C SEXTON. Adjutant General and Chief of Staff. MRS. MORANGE INTERRED. Funeral Services Were Conducted in Attalla Yesterday Afternoon. Attalla, July 22.—(Special.t Mrs. Sarah J. Moragne. one of the oldest citizens of Attalla. died at the home Of her son. W. E. Moragne on Hughes avenue yesterday evening, at 7 o'clock after a long Illness. Funeral services were conducted today at 2:.Yt o'clock at the Methodist church of which she was a member, by Dr. W. H. Rickey, pastor. Possibly Mrs. Moragne was one of the best known and most beloved women In Etowah county. She was the widow of the late Dipt. John S. Moragne. and mother of Frank R. Moragne, editor of the Birmingham Ree. She leaves three sons, a step-son and one daughter to mourn her loss. The body was inte.rred la Um Qadaden cemetery this afternoon. HAVE CULLED OFF TELEPHONE STRIKE Bell Telephone Linemen Will Go Back to Work WILL HELP CONDITIONS Company Will Employe All Strikers That Can Be Used, Unless They Committed Objectionable Act During the Strike. The strike of the linemen employed by ! the Southern Hell Telephone and Tele- j graph company has been officially call- j ed off, according In advices received in Birmingham yesterday from Atlanta, where the headquarters of the striking linemen was located. Tlie strike was devlared by the Elec trical Workers' union on April lii and has been in effect ever since. It delayed to some extent the improvements being made by the company In Birmingham, ■and it has only been within the past six weeks, It Is said, that the new men em ployed have been able to get the service up to the standard It was before the strike. The announcement is made that the telephone company has agreed to employ as many of the strikers as it could use. excepting such as had been guilty of al leged objectionable conduct since the strike was declared. Cable System. The company is at present Installing a cable system connecting every suburban exchange with every other suburban ex change, as well as With the central ex change in Birmingham, There are half a dozen of these suburban exchanges and by the present system all the connec tions from one exchange with another have to pass through the Birmingham exchange. Tills burdens the wires too much and when the new system is com pleted Birmingham will have the most complete of any city in the country, .When the new system is completed Woodlawn, for Instance, will be connect ed with every other branch exchange, and when a person in Woodlawn wants to speak to someone in another suburb, they can get direct connection without having to get connection through the main office. This will not only greatly facilitate the matter of getting connections, but it will decrease the burden on the wires Into the Birmingham exchange. This in turn will increase the efficiency of the service In Birmingham, as the central office will have a great deal less connections to make. New Cables with several hundred wires each are being laid to connect the main office in Birmingham witli the exchanges in the suburbs. These cables, it is esti mated. will have sufficient wires to ac commodate the business In Birmingham for eight or ten years to come. Large Estimate. As is well known, the engineers of the company estimate that in ten or twelve years the Birmingham exchange will be I the largest in the south, and that it will have about 3G.OOO phones. The company is now laying the foundations of a sys tem to take care of this increased busi ness of the future. Already the number of telephones in Birmingham Is increas ing at a greater proportion than in any other southern city, and when the new system is completed within the next three or four months. It is believed that there will be an unprecedented increase in the number of phones installed. CLARK SPEAKS TO GADSDEN CROWD CANDIDATE FOR ALTERNATE SEN ATOR MAKES GOOD IMPRESSION BY CONSERVATISM-NEWS OF GADSDEN AND VICINITY. Gadsden, July 22.—(Special.)—Richard H. Clarke of Mobile, candidate for alternate United States senator, spoke to a small but appreciative audience at the city hall last night at 8 o’clock. It was pronounced by many to be the best speech delivered here during the present cam palgn, being free from any bitterness or personalities, fie reviewed his record in Congress and said that he thought that he had some claim upon the citizens of Gadsden and this section on account of the appropriations he had secured for the improvement of the Coosa river, which al together amounted to something over $600, 000. His remarks along this line were very Interesting and were given close attention. His only allusion to any of his opponents was in reference to Colonel Bankhead, and his remarks concerning him were of the most complimentary nature. Colonel Clarke was introduced to the audience by Judge J. A. Bilhro. Miss Effie, the 20-yenr-ohl daughter of J. H. Vinson, a prominent merchant of East Gadsden, died Saturday evening af ter a long illness. Much sympathy is ex pressed for Mr. Vinson and his family in their bereavement. J. B. Adams died at his home in Ala bama City Saturday morning after an ill ness of only a few* days. Mr. Adams was about 40 years of age and was a consis tent Christian, who was held in high es teem. lie leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. The remains were sent to Huntersville, his former home, for burial. Immense wagon loads of Elbcrta peaches have been passing through the city all day to the railroad depots and the large force of pickers and packers have been working all day, which was necessary on account of the fruit ripening so rapidly, as tlie loss of a single day right now would mean the loss of several thousand dollars. A force of men worked all night last night loading cars, the railroad com pany having failed to get a sufficient sup ply. The Chattanooga Southern railroad Is doing an immense traffic In peaches from the Menloe. Ga.. district, hut the crop there as well as here will not come up to the first estimates on account of tne wet. rainy weather. Elected Assistant City Engineer. Florence, July 22.—(Special.)—C. L*. Peokinpaugh of Sheffield haa been elected assistant city engineer by the city coun cil, The resignation of City Engineer A. G. Nfigley which was tendered when he was appointed postmaster, was not ac cepted by the council, he being retained without pay. Mr. Pecklnpaugh will And plenty of work to his hand as several miles of cement sidewalk are to be laid in the city. High-Grade Dinner Sets and Silverware Thp O'Neill kinds and at. the well known O'Neill prices. Lower than any other house can or will meet. We make the low prices; others try, but can’t—that's all. 56-piece decorated Porcelain Dinner Set, $10.00.$ 6.95 100-piece decorated Dinner Set, $1500 value. 10.95 100-piece French China Dinner Set, $30.00 value. 18.95 103-piece Haviland China Dinner Set, $35.00 value.24.95 ROGERS SILVERWARE. Rogers Tea Spoons, set.49 Rogers Table Spoons, set.98 Rogers Knives and Forks, set of six each.$3.48 2020 Second Ave. 2021-3 Third Avenue. THE FAIR Phone 83 THE DENSMORE does Rood work longer than other typewriters Why don’t you try it? W. H. Owings Typewriter Co. ^ 2105% Second Avenue. BIRMINGHAM BOILER WORKS Manufacturer! and Builders complete BLAST FURNACES, STAND PIPES, STEEL CHIMNEYS, TANKS, 8TEEL CONSTRUCTION IN ALL BRANCHES, INCLUDING JAILS, In our Repair Department we m aka a specialty of repairing and testing all kinds of boilers and structural wo rk. Both 'Pho nes 1133. Office and Works—Fortieth St reet and Tenth Avenue, North. FORECAST OF THE NEWS FOR THE COMING WEEK Public interest will probably be centered this week in the political situation in St. Petersburg, which appears to have reached a crisis. The desolution of Parlia ment by Imperial ukase resulting in Gor emykin surrendering the premiership* and the succession of Stolypin, minister of the interior, to the post, the massing of troops in the capital city, and the general belief that a dictatorship is inevitable, all make it appear that an armed conflict is im pending. The effect of the address to the coun try to be issued by the socialists and the group of toil will be awaited with in terest. The temper in which the masses of the Russian people will take the sum mary dismissal of the nation’s elected representatives will be one of the moat im portant developments of the week. The views of those who support the autocracy are shown in an Interview given to the Associated Press correspondent on Satur day by a cabinet minister, who »Ud: “The government must hold on until a stable regime is assured, or anarchy will supervene.” The Pan-American congress, which will begin its sittings today (Monday) in Rio Janeiro, may be expected to have impor tant results, particularly In establishing the relations of the smaller South and Central American republics upon a basis of comity, which will tend to lessen the danger of war between those countries. Delegates from most of the governments on the American continent, including Mex ico and the United States, are present. Venezuela is one prominent exception. The conference of the Inter-parllarnen tary union will convene in London today (Monday) to pass upon reports filed in June by the two commission appointed at the Brussels conference in August last. The most important subject for discus sion will be the proposition for the con version of the second Hague conference Into a permanent body. Next in Impor tance is the report of the commission on model arbitration treaty, which commis sion Is under the presidency of Ernest Von Plenner, the former commerce minis ter of Austria. The American delegation is headed by Congressman Richard Bartholdt. A Joint meeting of the American Insti tute of Mining Engineers and of the Brit ish iron and Steel institute will be held at the Institution of civil engineers July 24-2(1, inclusive. Addresses are to be de livered by R. A. Hadfleld and Robert W. Hunt, respectively presidents of the British and American institutes. The week following the London conference is to be devoted to a tour for the American vis itors to York. Newcastle-on-Tyne and Edinburgh. An important meeting to discuss plans for the coming congressional campaign will be held at Oyster Bay today. Presi dent Roosevelt has invited Speaker Can non, Chairman Sherman of the republican congressional campaign committee, and Secretary Loudenslager and Treasurer Mc Kinley of that committee to lunch at Sagamore Hill on Monday. The campaign will be outlined thoroughly at this meet ing, the list of available speakers will bo taken up, and the arguments to be put forward most prominently will be decided upon. The national convention of the Order of Good Templars will begin its sessions in Boston on Thursday, and on Saturday the delegates to the national convention of the American Federation of Catholic So i Cleties will assemble at Buffalo. FREAK FLAME FROM CROSSING HIRES Telephone in Residence of J. H. Read in Bessemer Burns ITALIANS ARE ARRESTED Said That They Violated Sunday Clos ing Laws Relating to Grocery Stores—Notes and Per sonals. ^ # ,lA*. Bessemer, July 22.—(Special.)—A rather unusual thing occurred yesterday after noon when the telephone In the residence . of J. H. Read on Dartmouth avenue and Nineteenth street caught Are from the wire connected with it becoming crossed with a broken trolley wire. As a result, the telephone is a wreck and the wall where it was stationed Is somewhat in jured by water used in extinguishing the unusual blaze. At the time mentioned, the telephone rang in an ordinary manner and Mrs. Bead went to answer the supposed call. No sooner had she taken up the re clever, however, when she experienced .1 severe shock and realized that something was the matter. She hastily hung up the receiver. In a few moments the telephone itself broke into flames. Ishalin Hailey was called and he quickly tore out the burning telephone and extinguished the flames before they had time to spread. Several persons residing in the com munity who are familiar with the science of electricity state that they have never heard of such an occurance before and that they are unable to account for such a freak-born flame. According to all evi dence, It is but another manifestation of the unknown power of the unturned and untamable “chained lightning" As a result of the shock Mrs. Read was almost prostrated for the time being with nervous excitement. Italians Arrested. The police arrested seven or eight Ital ians today who were said to be keeping their grocery stores open In violation of the Sunday closing law. Since the lid went on good and tight in Bessemer sev eral months ago, the police department lias made every effort to see that not only the saloons and barber shops shall remain closed on the Sabbath, but that all other lines of business that are not abso lutely necessary shall keep their doors barred on this day. These cases will come up In police court in the morning and It la expected that stiff fines wlU be im ANOTHER LEE IS TO ENTER MARINE CORPS GRAND NEPHEW OF GEN* R. E. LEE PASSES EXAMINATIONS IN WASHINGTON—-GRANDSON OF S. S. LEE. Washington. July 22.— (Special.)—Sidney Smith Lee, Jr., the grand-nephew of Gen. Robert E. J^ee of the Confederate army, and the grandson of Capt. Sidney Smith Lee of the Confederate navy will he ap pointed a second lieutenant in the United States marine corps. The future commandant of the marine corps, who is a modest, unassuming, man ly young fellow, who bears a wonderfully striking resemblance to the Confederate chieftain, came to Washington last week, successfully passed his examinations and returned to 'his home near Fredericksburg, Va„ where he lives with his father, Capt. Dan Murray Lee. Voting Lee's designation to the marine corps is peculiarly appropriate, that branch of the service, half soldier and half sailor, receiving a recruit in whose veins courses the blood of a great land fighter and a valiant seaman. When Lieu tenant I**e qualifies he will be the third • lose* relative of General I^ee In the fight ing force of Uncle Sam, George M. Lee and Fitzhugh Lee. Jr., sons of Gen. Fitz hugh Lee, now being first lieutenants in the army. posed if the evidence produced results in conviction. With the addition of these cases, tha docket for this morning will be unusually heavy. A total of twenty-four cases will come up before Acting Mayor I. A. I.#ewis when he opens the tribunal this morning. The cases are all small and of minor im portance. Mrs. G. YV. Jones has returned from a visit to iter mother. Mrs. J. T. Smlther man, In ('hllton county. Miss L.Ula Kasberry of Mulberry is vis iting Mrs. G. V\\ Jones. SV. H. Brannon, the well known travel ing man who1 has been ill for a number of days, is reported as having recovered his strength. Mrs. T. G. Jones of blast [<uke. who has been visiting Mrs. YV. 1). I^anier for some days, returned to her home toduy. Hubert DeBardeleben. for some time su perintendent of the furnace of the Ten I nessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company i at Robertstown. left yesterday for Gads den. whers he will accept a similar posi tion with the Alabama Steel and Wire company. Hla many friends In Bessemer and the surrounding towns wish him suc cess in his new position. Robert Stevenson returned today from Gainesville, where he has been for the last ten days on a visit to friends. Attractive ads. are illustrated. Let the Gawk make your Illustration* Age-Herald Building.