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AND PLAIN ,T. & M. OXFORDS NOW ONLY S 4.50 You know what “J. & M.” means on a man's shoe—superi ority. 1910 FIRST AVENUE. The Big Shoe Store. PACKERS FILE ANSWER, Claim Kansas City Court Has No Juris diction In Rebate Case, St. Louis, July 24.—Transcripts and hills of exceptions were filed today in the United States circuit court of ap peals by the Armour Packing com pany, Swift & Co. and the Cudahy Packing company, which were con victed in the United States district court at Kansas City on charges of ac cepting rebates. One of the claims set forth is that the court at Kansas City has no jurisdiction, as the indictments failed to show that the alleged offense was committed within Its district. It Is contended that (he fact of the trans fer of the shipment through the west ern district of Missouri is not suffi cient reason to vest jurisdiction in the court of that district; that the crimi nal provisions of the interstate com merce law does not apply to an export shipment to a foreign port, and that the indictments fail to state sufficient facts to constitute an offense. Failure to charge the jury "that if the consignment is a through export shipment to a foreign port then the verdict should be for the defendant” Is also alleged in the hill of exceptions. Evans to Address Kappa Sigma. Ohattpneoga, July 24.—The biennial conclave of the Kappa Sigma frater nity was opened with a smoker and luncheon this evening at Lookout Inn. Tomorrow the opening session will he held when an address will ho deliv ered by H. Clay Evans, republican can didate for governor and former consul general at London and pension com missioner, and others by J. R. Frazer and Mayor Frierson. The session will last three days. Five hundred dele gates and visitors will he In attend ance by tomorrow morning. All Week—Matinees Tuesday, Thurs day and Saturday. Hippodrome Vaudeville Co. Brindamour, the Handcuff King. Eddie Girard and Jessie Gardner. Three Cartmells, A. O. Duncan. Aldo & Amour, Camergraph. Wills & Morris, and others. Popular Prices. EAST LAKE CASINO Week of July 23, 1906. Evening at 8:30 p. ni. Matinees Wed nesday and Saturday, 8:30. WILLS MUSICAL COMEDY CO. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Wednesday Matinee. SWEET SIXTEEN Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Satur day Matinee. MULDOON'S PICNIC. Large chorus. Enlarged Orchestra. Prices, 26c, 35c, 60c. DR. Y. E. HOLLOWAY SPECIALIST PRIVATE DISEASES, I guar^ptee I you a P^tn^a ,ient cure v private troubles and that you | may know my guarantee Is re liable I refer you with per mission, to the First National bank, Alabama National balft., Steiner Broth ers. bandars, Jefferson Lvv3tfVi ■ w a. , 1 .1 » m bank and tha People's Savings Bank and Trust com pany, as to my honesty for my contracts. Fully three-fourths ot my patients have keen treated by some one else beforecall lag on me to be cured. Why not come as Boon as afflicted? You will save money, distressing pain and valuable time; be sides, there Is satisfaction In knowing that the very best treatment Is being given you by an honest, competent phy Biolan. I have treated private troubles •a a specialty In the city of Birmingham, Ala., since August 8, 1887 I cure all man ner of private diseases. I cure many pa tients by mall treatment. Write for prices and terms. I do not use large advertisements and false statements to attract patients which merit has failed to secure. If you fall to k* curtd by such methods, give me a call and get well. i My offices are the most private and Wulet In the city, tenth story of the new Plrst National bank building, corner of pecond avenue and Twentieth street. Rooms 1008 and 1007. Take one of the Una klavators to tenth floor, i Office hours: 8:30 a. m. ta *• A> PBj Vanda#. fiattllB 4 CRAIG ENDORSED BY SELMA FRIENDS Selma City Executive Commit tee Adopts Resolutions CAMP BECK ENDS TODAY John Forney Visits Dallas Capital—J. H. Warren and Wife of Bethlehem Want Reunion of 101 Descendents. Selma, July 24.—(Special.)—Endorsements seem to be coming the way of W. B. Craig, late senator from this county, who is a candidate for Congress to succeed Sydney J. Bowie. At Clanton, In Chilton county, Saturday there was held a mass meeting of democrats at which Mr. Bowie, the retiring congressman, and Mr. Craig, the coming congressman, made speeches. At the conclusion of the addresses resolu tions endorsing Mr. Craig for Congress were unanimously passed. Mr. Bowie in his remarks openly advised his hearers to vote for Mr. Craig. In addition to this endorsement the city democratic executive committee of Selma held a meeting today and the following resolution was signed by all the members: "Whereas, this committee has been mindful of the valued and Esteemed ser vice heretofore rendered the democratic party, in an unselfish and an unstinted manner, free from Influences other than those prompted by loyalty of purpose and a desire of furthering the ends of the democratic party, and for the entire peo ple; and w nereas, me people nave nciciuiuio, and now, appreciate to the fullest extent his valuable services as senator In the legislature of Alabama from this county, the Thirteenth senatorial district: and "Whereas, it Is the desire of this com mittee to express in some way its hearty endorsement of his candidacy as repre sentative from the Fourth congressional district of Alabama in the Congress of the United States, and urge all democrats of the district, especially of Dallas county, to use their utmost endeavor in advancing such a worthy, able and efficient party man; therefore be it "Resolved, by the city democratic execu tive committee, That it is largely to the Interest of the democratic party of the state, and especially to the democrats of the Fourth congressional district of Ala bama, that a just recognition of the serv ies heretofore rendered the party by the Hon. William R. Craig, who is now a can didate. and well worthy to fill the vacancy caused by the declination of Hon. S. .T. Bowie to make the race again, that each loyal democrat espouse the cause of dem ocracy in according to Mr. Craig the large vote he is justly entitled to. "Resolved, second. That in urging the party to actively interest itself in this sterling democrat's behalf it is the sense of this committee to give this endorsement and urge an active interest purely because of the deserved merits Mr. Craig is en titled to, and because his election will re flect credit and honor on the democracy of the state, and bulwark and safety of the country "R. D. WALKEfc, Ch’m’n, "THRO LACY. "AARON R. LEONARD, "HOOPER ADAMS, "F. B. MILLER. "JOHN F. BUHLER, "T. W. BARKER, "W. L. QUINN. "H. FRAN ELI CH." Camp Breaks Tomorrow. Camp Beck will break camp tomorrow morning. The Montgomery boys leaving at 4 in the afternoon, the Birmingham troop at 5:45, and the Camden men at 9:10 a. m. The Selma troop will come in about noon. The following order was issued yester I day at dress parade: "Camp Beck, Selma, Ala., July 23, 1906. "Squadron Order No. 12. "Quarters of the first cavalry, Alabama National Guard, will be inspected by the i inspector general, R. F. Llgon, tomorrow ! at 11:30 a. m. "2. Sergeant O. V. Wilson of Troop A, and Private W. I. Hunter of Troop C, are hereby complimented for their efficiency and strict attendance while on guard duty. "Detail for tomorrow: O. J. Spier, offi cer of the day. and E. M. Noble, officer of the guard. "By order of Major Atkins. "F. L. MILHOUSE. First Lieutenant and Acting Adjutant." Forney Considering. John C. Forney, a son of General For ney, congressman from the old Seventh district, which was merged with Dallas and called the Fourth district, is a visitor to Selma today. Mr. Forney is quite a clever man. He is a member of the City Council of Blrming hajn, and was a candidate in the late primary for Mayor. He was badly de feated In his latter aspirations. He is considering entering the race for Congress In this district, there being no Inhibition against anybody running in any district no matter what may be the pluce of his residence. Mr. Forney met several citizens of Sel ma and Dallas county, and If he found any encouragement In his aspirations it was not evident. Dallas is strongly behind W\ B. Craig, its home man, and with few exceptions he will receive the universal support of Dallas. Mr. Forney, if he becomes a candidate, will be put in the position of an alien, in that ho has not been a resident of the district. No Race Suicide Here. T. H. Warren of this city lias returned from a visit to the homo of Ills parent* 111 Bethlehem, East Terry county, where something of a family reunion was re cently held. The record of this family Is one n<fi often found. To Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Warren there have been born fifteen children, one of whom died. Mr. Warren is Sti years of age, and ills life's companion Is (i9. These fourteen children have had horn to them seventy-nine grandchildren, and from among the grandchildren there have been born eight great grandchildren, making a family including father and mother of 11)3. This Is a record that cannot be ex celled without looking for exceptions. The family Is somewhat scattered, but It is hoped at an early date to have a reunion of all the 103 members and a great time Is expected. Baseball for Selma. Tomorrow is the opening day of baseball in Selma. It comes late a* compared to the several leagues of the section, but, nevertheless, It comes to a gratifying extent to the fans that have thirsted for some of the national sport. Manager Bailey has announced the fol lowing as the line-up for the first game, subject, of course, to such changes as may seem desirable or expedient: Puckett, catcher. Wilkinson and Session, pitchers. Kearney, first base. Clifton Howard, second base. Truly KJneey, shortstop. Ted Kincey. third base. Paul Jones, left field I/em Bailey, center field. Wilkinson, right field. Manager Bailey states that the team lias had little opportunity for practice, owing to the delay In getting the field and (Esmond clear of grass, but h* hopes to COTTON MILL MEN HAD INTERESTING MEETING A large number of cotton mill men of Alabama were In Birmingham yester\j.y en route home from the meeting of the Alabama Ootton Mill association, which has been In progress In Blount Springs for a couple of days. The mill men met to discuss conditions which effect their business in this state, and also to become better acquainted. There were about thirty present at the meeting, each of whom is at the head of some large cotton mill In Alabama. There was no set programme, and the discussions were in a large measure in formal. One of the principal subjects dls mnnnin«nuininnninmn»pininMniimnHminimmuim»nnni | cussed was the .scarcity of labor in the I cotton mills all oyer the country. The reports showed that the Alabama mills are not in as bad shape on account of labor as some of the mills In the more eastern of the southern states, South Car olina for instance. It was also shown that the conditions here were much bet ter than In the cotton mills In the north and east. The meeting was considered by far the most enthusiastic and beneficial ever held by the association. The previous meeting was held in Birmingham a year ago, and at that meeting the labor question was thoroughly discussed. TALLADEGA GIVES JEROME REAL SOUTHERN BARBECUE Talladega. July 24.— (Special).—'The Tal ladega Bar had the pleasure of tendering a real old-fashioned southern barbecue to William Travers Jerome during his visit here. The invitation committee, composed of O. K. Miller, Borden H. Burr and A. M. Garber, was also tiie reception com mittee, who met Mr. Jerome and his party at the Louisville and Nashville Railroad station, and conveyed them at once to a small spring near Allison’s miy, where pig, roast lamb, chicken and other things were awaiting in great abundance. Judge Jerome, in a conversational tone, made a speech to the gathering, which was small, composed almost entirely of lawyers, officials and a very few guests. His remarks had the true ring of earn estness, candor and fairness, and hiB sen tences went straight to the spot like a rifle bullet. He did not seem to care particu larly about antagonizing political usages or democratic precedents, and at Ml there was not heat nor declamation nor ill j temper In his holding a different view. He has the faculty of differing absolutely from his hearers, and yet winning a hear ing, and oftentimes a change of opinion by the clearness of hia statements and the strength of his thought. It Is im possible to dislike the man. He rings so true, his cool grey eye is so steady, his brow unruffled, his grasp so cordial that one feels In the presence of a real true man. self-poised, and honest. Tn the evening at the home of Mayor Wellington Vandiver an informal recep tion was held, wherein Judge Jerome exhibited a delightful social side. It was his first experience with the southern woman in her own home. He expressed himself as delighted with the indefinable* fascination and spontaneous gaiety and charm of the southern lady. In a piquant little speech to the ladies assembled in Mayor Vandiver’s parlor he acknowledged his indebtedness to the woman of New York for their influence in his last race, but the judge signally omitted to throw bouquets at the female sex in general as a southern orator would have done on a similar occasion. He seemed rather as learning a few facts when a gentleman present commented c\ the Roosevelt and Booker Washington ii.*ldapt at the time w'hen Booker Washington dined at Roose velt’s table, and as showing the attitude of the south to Roosevelt, the southern man remarked: ‘"Forgiveness and forgetfulness will never be fully extended to the President by the south for this insult to their caste and tradition, because the men of the south are controlled In sentiment by their women, and women never pardon an in sulting infringement of their social laws." Judge Jerome admitted that already during his brief stay in the south some of the cherished theories of a lifetime had been changed, and some erroneous ideas of the so-called negro problem wholly reversed. He saw along the line of railroad and in our cities the first movements of a great development, and Birmingham was to him a city of Aladdin. Our people liked him as a man. and admired his fearlessness as an official. He returned to New' York, accompanied by his assistant. Mr. Garvin, yesterday morn ing at 7 o'clock over the Southern Rail way. NAMES COMMITTEE TO GET ENCAMPMENT MEMBERS OF COMMERCIAL CLUB WILL TRY TO SECURE STATE BAPTIST ENCAMPMENT CLOSE TO BIRMINGHAM OR SUBURBS. Pies. Robert Jemison, Jr., of the Com mercial club laBt night announced a com mittee- of five to secure the Baptist en campment for Birmingham or this vicin ity. The committee ta composed of the Rev. Dr. A. J. Dickinson, Hinds Peevey, Frank Nelson, Jr., R. M. Goodall and the Rev. Frank .Willis' Barnett. A meeting of the committee© will be held at once, and plans will he inaugu rated for securing the encampment, which, It Is believed will bring together ■ about 3000 of the Baptttits of the state, j The object of the encampment Is to Have an outing, and at the Bame time become more familiar with the principles of the denomination. There are several con venient locations in Jefferson county within a few miles of Blrmlngh * n- and on the street car system, where such a camp could be -held. DISCREDIT TESTIMONY. Ice Trust In Kansas City Puts Witness In Cold Storage. Kansas City, July 24—The defense In the ice hearing today succeeded in discrediting the testimony of Peddler i (). B. Shaw, who testified yesterday l that he knew that an Ice combine ex isted here, and that, the alleged ice trust made and controlled the whole sale and retail prices of ice. He was subjected to a severe cross-examina tion. whic hdeveloped that he know nothing whatever upon which to base his declaration of yesterday. Other ice peddlers testified that all the ice companies advanced the price of ice simultaneously here, and the witnesses admitted that an advance in price was advantageous to the ped dlers, as they made larger profits. Bryan Going to Tulsa. TuIsh, I. T., July 24.—W. .1. Bryan has assured the Tulsa democrats that he will visit Tulsa ou his return from Europe, providing he can get time from a campaign tour of Indiana this fall to visit Indian Territory. He will be the chief sepaker at a big democratic rally. put up a game that will he enjoyed by all that go out. He bag undoubtedly surrounded himself with a good team that will make a lino showing when they get together, and Selma will find to its credit a majority of games played when the season ends. Local and Personal. Colonel and, Mia. Alex M. tiarber of Tal ladega spent yesterday In Selina en route to Oallion to visit relatives of the former. While In the city they were the guests of Miv and Mrs. J. B. Kills. Judge John Tyson, a s^jdidate for chief justice of the Buprenie court ot Alabama, was a visitor to Selma today. Judge Tyson is an able jurist, and has a large clrole of friends in Dallas county, who will give him their support. q x. McEldery, a candidate for asso ciate railroad commissioner. Is a visitor to Selma today. Mr. McKIdery lives In Tal ladega. and being a resident of this con gressional district will get a number of votes In Dallas on that account as well as because ot his fitness for the posi tion. Dr. F. F. Snedecor DENTIST High-grade work only. Gag ad ministered. Associated with me are experts in regulating chil dren’s teeth, treating loose teeth. I also have an exclusive plate maker, which I claim to be the best in the state. Suite 410 First Nat. Bank Bldg. JOINT MEETING TO BOOST BIRMINGHAM MEMBERS OF THE COMMERCIAL CLUB, THE UNITED COMMER CIAL TRAVELERS AND THE T. P, A. WILL MEET SATURDAY NIGHT A joint meeting of the members of the Commercial club, the United Commercial Travelers and the Tracers' protective association will be held in the Commer cial club rooms Saturday night to ar range plans for "boosting” Birmingham, Secretary Babb of the Commercial club has sent out a large number of invita tions to members of the three organisa tions requesting them to be present, and the secretaries of the United Commercial Travelers and the Travelers' Protective association have sent out similar invita tions to the members of their respective organisations. The matter was taken up some time ago, and It was suggested that literature be placed In the hands of all the men traveling out of Birmingham, which would enable them to "boost" Birming ham intelligently, having the facts and figures to back up their statements. The plans suggested will be discussed at tlie meeting Saturday night, and It Is probable that a regular campaign will ho inaugurated. It is believed that the trav eling men can "boost" Birmingham bet ter than any other class, aa they go intlg all parts of the state, and into many of the neighboring states. FARMERS STILL COMING. Second Day at Auburn Summer School Is Great Success. Auburn. July 24 —(Special.)—The second day of the Farmers' Summer School closed with the lecture room overflowing and a spirit of great interest and earnest ness pervading the meeting. T’p to date there are representatives from Georgia, Florida and Alabama. There are twenty four counties represented as follows: Dallas. Wilcox, Lee. Chambers, Jefferson, Baldwin, Shelby, Lowndes, Talladegu, Chilton, Pike, Marengo, Blount, Greene, Monroe, Bullock, Covington. Russell, Ma con, Walker, Limestone, Randolph, Perry. The total enrollment is 132 with large numbers arriving on every train. Two valuable lectures were delivered today by Mr. McQuarrie of De Funtak Springs, Fla., on cantaloupes and on farm dairy ing. They were full of practical Informa tion and the points were made In the clearest manner possible. The largo attendance of representative farmers and the genuine enthusiasm pre vailing are Indications of progress in the great profession of farming by which so great a majority of the working people of Alabama earn the necessities of life. Gov. William D. Jelks Is expected to be present Saturday. The programme . for tomorrow is as follows: 8 to 9 a- m.—"Judging Com," Jesse M. Jonep. 9 to 10 a. m.—"Sugar Cane," E. Smith. 10 to U a. m—"Watermelons," Mr. Mc Quarrie. 11 to 13 a. m.—"Horses," G. Campbell Brown. 12 to 1 o'clock—Dinner. 1 to 2 p. m.—"Peaches and Pecans," D. C. Turntpseed. 2 to 3 p. m —"Soils and Soil Surveys," W. G. Smith. 3 to 4 p. m.—“Dairy F\trm," J. M. Jones. 4 to 8 p. m-*"Judging Dairy Cattle.” 5 to » p. m.—Stereoptlcon Lecture. The people of Auburn are greatly grieved to hear of the death of Mrs. Ella Lupton, the widow of a former pro fessor in the college here, who has lived in Auburn for a great number of years. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wiley, In the state of Washington and will be burled here this wepk. Interchangeable Mileage on Central of Georgia Railway, Central of Georgia Railway now has on sale at all coupon ticket agencies two kinds of interchangeable mileage tickets. For further information apply to any agent of the company. ?-24-6t OLD POWER HOUSE COMING TO RESCUE Bessemer Plant Again Goes Into Operation POLICE COMMISSION TALK No Word Has Yet Been Received From the Governor as to the Per sonnel of the New Body. Other Bessemer Items. Bessemer, July 24.—(Special).—The state ment was given out today on the authority of one of the officials of the company, that the Birmingham Railway, Ldght and Power company will immediately put in commission the power house on Twenty second street and Alabama avenue for the purpose of supplying the light and power for the city of Bessemer. This will come as welcome news to the inhabitants of the town, as considerable annoyance has been caused of late on Saturday nights by the failure of the current supplied from the central power house in Birming ham. This plant was formerly used regularly for supplying Bessemer, but it was aban doned some months ago on the belief that the central plant is capable of producing all the electricity demanded of the sys tem. It has been proven time and again, however, that the circuit becomes badly overloaded on Saturday nights, and at this time last week it was found neces sary to fall back on the old power house to banish the darkness in the city. It took some time to get the machinery In good working order, but it was finally done, and a good, steady current supplied to the myriad lamps. The machinery is in almost perfect condition, and will be ready at any time to meet the demands that it is proposed to make upon it. Police Commisaion. The matter of the police commission stands practically where it did when the action of the supreme court in valid! tying the body was announced a short time ago. The citizens continue to talk about the commission, however, and speculate aa to the final outcome of the proposed revival. It Is said that several of the former mem bws of the commission have made appli cation to the governor for reappointment to their positions, but as yet, no word has been received from the chief executive of the state as to what course be will pursue in naming the new commission. Before taking any definite action, the governor has instructed the attorney gen eral to make an investigation as to just where the commission really stands at the present time. The supreme court first ruled that the commission did not law fully exist, and then turned directly around and repudiated Its former ruling, stating that the Bessemer police commls si«t* is a lawful body. The whole mat ter hinges on the effect of the rescinding of the action first taken by the supreme court upon the present status of the com- \ mission—in other words, whether It has not continued to exist since It was drat appointed. As soon as the investigation shall have been completed, it Is believed that the governor will proceed at once to either reappoint the old commission, with the exception of the ineligible member, or name a new list of commissioners. Notes and Personals. The citizens of Bessemer apd Jonesboro are mutually rejoicing over the opening of the Jonesboro car line, which takes place today. Suitable ceremonies have been arranged to attend the occasion, which is felt to be so truly Important to the community. Acting Mayor I. A. Lewis disposed of nine small cases in police court this morn ing. Beyond this, affairs around the city hall are comparatively quiet. The condition of Mrs. C. A. Kennedy, who has been ill for a number of days, is said to be somewhat Improved today. J. W. Crowder has returned to the city, after a pleasant vacation spent on Sand, mountain. LIST REACHES ELEVEN. Prominent Hardware Dealer Among Victims In Building Collapse. South Framingham, Mass., July 24.— Although the search, for the bodies of workmen and others thought to be buried in the ruins of the collapsed business block continued all last night and throughout the day, the coming of nightfall found the task of the search ers still far from completed. The finding of the body of Henry L. Sawyer, a prominent hardware dealer, who went to the building to Inspect the plumbing plans, brought the num ber of dead up to eleven, and it is be lieved that there are four more in the ruins. Several workmen are still reported missing, and it was shown that they were caught under the falling walls. With the exception of Chester Nich olson, whose back was broken, all the injured were reported as comfortable tonight. FIX ALTERNATE DATES. Crescent City and City Park Arrange Non-Conflicting Schedule. New York, July 24.—At a dieting In this city today of representatives of the Crescent City and City Park Jockey clubs of New Orleans and of the American Turf association, and Western Jockey club, a schedule of non-confllctlng dates for the winter racing In New Orleans was agreed upon. The schedule Is so ar ranged that racing will be conducted two weeks at a time alternately at the two tracks. The season of 1906-7 will open at the Crecent City Jockey club Fair Grounds track November 24 and raoing will continue there until December 8 The City Park will open December 10, the Ini tial meeting continuing until the 27th, In order that both tracks may be operated Christmas Day. The schedule in fall Is as follows: Crescent City, November 84 to December 8: December 24 to January B; January 21 to February 3: February 18 to March 2; March 18 to March 90. City Park, December 10 to December 27; January 7 to January 19; February 4 to February 16; March 4 to March 16; April 1 to April 13. It was agreed that the same arrange ment of dates should hold during the season of 1907-8, with the exception that City Park will then be given the opening dates. The agreement drawn up between the two racing associations was signed by D. A. Renaml for the Crescent City Jockey club, and D. H. Barnes for the City Park Jockey club. It was witnessed by L. A. Celia for the Western Jockey club and Joseph Rhinook for the American Turf association. Say Day Has Passed Quietly. St. Petersburg, July 25.—The offi cial Telegraph Agency announces this morning; “The third day after the dis solution of parliament passed quietly. Neither at Moscow or at other provin cial towns have disorders of strikes I occurred in any way connected with | the dissolution." At the end of twenty-eight months Birmingham’s second national bank has deposits of a quarter of a million dollars and is doing business with more than a thousand people. In the same period it has made loans—for use in legitimate enterprises—aggregating a million, two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. It is the policy of this bank, when it has idle funds, to lend them on properly secured paper to parties who are not depos itors. You are cordially invited to and will be made welcome at the Traders National Bank JOHN H. FRYE, President. CAPITAL $100,000.00 Third Ave. and 20th St. Birmingham, Ala. VISIT THIRD AVENUE SATURDAY NIGHT E. E. FORBES PIANO 00. Invite you. RAILROAD WORLD. W. L, Henderson, agent of the land and Industrial department of the Southern railway In Mobile, was In Birmingham yesterday, en route to Mobile. In speaking of the Industrial conditions in the state, Mr. Henderson said: “We are about to produce the greatest cotton and corn crop that the south has ever seen. The cotton crop In Mississippi will be the best that has ever been raised In that state, and the crop in Alabama Is as good as I have ever seen It. The rains have not done any considerable damage to the crops In either state, for they have been mainly local rains and there have been no rains general enough to swell the rivers and the larger creeks. "I have recently been over a goodly portion of Alabama and Mississippi and I have had reports from all the districts. I think that our cotton crop this year Is going to be the best. There is but one trouble and that is the question of secur ing sufficient labor. That Is a serious question and It will figure in gathering the crop. Of course we cannot tell what will take place between now and the time to commence picking cotton, but now It Is in good condition.” E. A. deFuniak, general freight agent of the lines south of Decatur of the Louisville and Nashville railroad, was In Birmingham yesterday. He stated that business was holding up remarkably well this summer, and that he thought all the Alabama railroads were prospering. B. M. Starks, general manager of the Louisville and Nashville railroad, with headquarters In Louisville, was In Bir mingham yesterday. He went north last night. Circulars have been issued announcing the appointment of F. P. Pelter assistant superintendent of the Birmingham di vision of the Southern railway with headquarters In Columbus, Miss. He has charge of the lines In Mississippi. He Is now agent of the Southern in Birming ham. The executive traffic officials of all the rajlroads In the south will meet this week in New York to discuss the rate regula . ..." 1 _ - ... 11,1 ' ' tlon law. The new act will be taken up paragraph by paragraph and discussed so that the heads of all the traffic de partments of the roads may be thoroughly familiar with every detail of it. J. W. Norton, city tleket agent of the Queen and Crescent route In Shreve port, was In Birmingham yesterday en route to Atlanta. Council of Workmen Meets Secretly. St.. Petersburg, July 24.—A meeting of the recently reorganized council of workmen was- held In secret tonight. It was attended by delegates repre senting all the Important factories In St. Petersburg, deputies from the League of Leagues, and representa tives of the Boclal-democrattc, and so cial revolutionary parties. The meet ing discussed and accepted a proposi tion from the socialist group of the ths solved lower house of parliament to unite with them In the formation of a central organization to direct a strike movement thoughout all Russia. Bradford’s Squadron at Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor, Me., July 24,—The squadron of cruisers, under command of Rear Admiral Bradford, consisting of the Minneapolis, Cleveland, Des Moines and Denver, which have been in European waters for the past few months, arrived here today from Fayal, after an uneventful passage of twelve days. The fleet arrived off Mount Desert Rock on Saturday, but was un able to enter the harbor because of the fog. Rear Admiral Bradford went on the retired list last Saturday and will probably haul down his flag on the Minneapolis tomorrow. Utah Socialists Put Out Ticket. Salt Lake City, July 24.—The social ists state convention held here today nominated William S. Dalton of Salt Lake City for judge of the Bupreme court and Homer P. Burt of Salt Lake City for Congressman. A resolution condemning as "anarchistic" the gov ernors of Idaho and Colorado for their actions towards Moyer, Haywood and Pettibone, under arrest charged with, the murder of former Gov. Frank Steu nenberg, was adopted. Try the Gawk for half-tone and lint lustrations. Age-Herald Building. Life in a Trunk I You say you travel and live in a trunk, then a trunk ia your home—why not have a good one—best trunk and best values at Gilbert Trank Factory 2010 Third Avenue. Birmingham, Ala. Seaboard Air Line Hy. For Atlanta, Raleigh, Richmond, Portsmouth, Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Boeton and all Eastern Cltlei. i Double Daily Trains leave Birmingham at 6:35 a. m. and 4:05 p. m. Elegant Pullman and Cafe Diners, meals a la Carte. Reservations made at Union Depot or city offloes. No. 1927 Woodward building. For further information address: W. E. CHRISTIAN, A. G. P. A, CHARLES 0. RYAN, 0. P. A, Atlanta, Ga. Portsmouth, Va. JACK W. 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