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Thirty-five Million Dollars
Worth Received in 1906 GREAT FLUCTUATIONS Importation of Diamonds in Uncut State for Treatment in United States is Development of Recent Years, _/ Washington, July 29.—(Special.)—Thirty five million dollars’ worth of diamonds were imported into the United States in the fiscal year 1908, against 27 millions In 1 1505, 19 millions In 1904, and 26 millions in 1903. These figures, just announced by the bureau of statistics of the depart ment of commerce and labor, show that the Importation of diamonds In 1906 was of greater value than In any earlier year In the history of our Import trade. No article shows greater fluctuation in the Imports than diamonds. Tn 1906 the total, as indicated, was 35 millions; in 1904, two years earlier, only 19 millions; In 1903, •*26 millions; in 1900 but 12 millions; in 1897 ' less than 2 millions, and in 1893 about 15 millions dollars. This total of 35 millions dollars’ wojth j of diamonds imported in 1906 exceeds ma terially the figures of any earlier year. The largest total prior to 1906 was that of 1905, about 27 million dollars, while the total for 1903 fell but slightly below that of 1905. About 10*4 million dollars’ worth of diamonds imported in 1906 were uncut, to be prepared for use by the diamond-cut ting establishments of the United States, while over 24 million dollars’ worth were cut but not set. There has been a sl^#/ but steady growth in the importation^ of uncut diamonds, while cut dlamondjf have shown a greater fluctuation than those not cut. The total value of uncut dia monds imported in 1900 was a little less than 4 million dollars. In 1902 a little more than 6 millions, in 1903 nearly 11 mil lions, and since that period has continued at about this figure, while cut diamonds, which, in 1900, were a little less than 8 million dollars, were over 15 millions in 1903, and 24 millions in 1906, U|ncut Diamonds. This importation of diamonds in the un rut state is a development of recent years. The census reports gave the num ber of wage-earners engaged in lapidary work in the United States in 1890 at only 92, and in 1900 at 498, and the value of the products in 1R90 at $316,604, and in I960 at $5,786,281. Prior to 1896 the value of diamonds Imported In the uncut stnte was less than 1 million dollars annually. In 1897 It passed the milllon-dollar line, and has gradually increased until, as above, indicated, it has ranged about 10 million dollars a year during the last three or four years. Practically all the diamonds imported Into the United States, while the product of the African mines, are imported direct from European countries. Of the 10% million dollars' worth of uncut diamonds Imported in 1900. nearly 7 million* came from the United Kingdom and about 2 millions from Belgium, while of the 24% million dollars’ worth of cut diamonds In.ported In that year 10 million dollars’ worth were from the Netherlands, the great diamond-cutting country of the world; 5 million dollars’ worth from France, 4% million dollars’ worth from Belgium, and 4% million dollars’ worth from the United Kingdom. In addition to the 35 million dollars’ worth of diamonds Imported in 1006 there were brought Into the United States over stones, cut but not set, including natural stones, cut but no set, -Including natural pearls, thus making the total value «*f precious stones brought Into the United States In t'he year Just ended over 40 million dollars, against about 33 million dollars' worth in 1905 and 31 millions in 1903. East Lake Casino This Week’s Attraction ALL STAR VAUDEVILLE. Spectacular Novelties. Musical Marvels—Singers, Comedians—Dancers. No increase in prices. Re served seats at Parker’s drug store. I tVAltSVULt-TERRE HAUTE R R ■ THROUGH SERVICE L. & N., E. & T. H. and C. & E. I. 2Vesilbuled Through Trains Dally NASHVILLE TO OHICAGO ^ THROUGH SLEEPERS and DAY COACHES NEW ORLEANS TO CHICAGO DINIMS CARS 3ERVINO ALL MEALS EN nOLTTG a a HILLMAN, G. P A.. S. L WHIRRS, Goa. Aft •VAMaVH.Lt. IMP. NAHMVH.Lt. TfNM. TAKE, When Going to Texas and the West, write C. H. Morgan, traveling passen ger agent, Birmingham, Ala., for full l®formataion as to rates, schedules, itc. E. P. TURNER. T. P. A— Tmx. CROP CONDITIONS Clear Weather and Warm Sun" shine Helps Cotton FRUITING IS SATISFACTORY Reports From Northern Half of Ala bama Have Improved Wonder fully—Excess of Moisture Still Reported in Places. Atlanta, July 29.—Reports to the Consti tution from the southeastern section of j the cotton belt are more favorable than last week as a whole. In Georgia some improvement has been noted, the few days of clear weather and warm sunshine bettering the condition somewhat, but the plant shows the effect of long-continued and excessive rains, and the stalk is sick- J ly and yellow in a great many places. The crop Is at least three weeks late. In Flor- i itla the crop has barely held its own, J and if the unfavorable weather continues the yield will fall at least 10 per cent be low last year’s. South Carolina still com- i plains of the excessive rains and latterly of cool nights, consequently there has been no improvement during the past week. In North Carolina even the best sections of the cotton crop are ragged. Of course there are a. few fine crops in appearance, hut the plants are very green, to full of water and not woody enough. It Is now evident that the crop in North Carolina will fall below that of last ^*ear. i Rains have caused much of the dam- j age. Officers of the North Carolina Cotton association report the crop as small, late and much of it without proper c'ultiva- i tlon. In Tennessee. Memphis. July 29!—'The following is the Commercial-Appeal's cotton crop sum mary covering the central belt. Showers have fallen over a week, hut in the shone out bright and clear and except in a few bottom sections cultivation has been pursued and Is now almost complet ed. Some districts where the rain has been abnormally heavy have abandoned any further effort at cultivation, and here the conditions of the crop Is not so good. Elsewhere the reports are flattering. Plenty of rain with favorable tempera tures, antedated by excellent cultivation, has, needless to say, Induced a very rapid growth, and for this reason some corre spondents have been led to fear that an excessive growth at the expense of fruit was being made, but by far the majority, while noting the growth, state also that the plant is fruiting in a most satisfac tory manner. Reports from the northern half of Ala bama 'have improved wonderfully. The week's weather there was mostly bright and warm, and the plant has made won derful progress. Reports from Arkansas are most excellent. Mississippi news is only spotted here and there- by unfavorable reports from the lowlands affected by excess of mois ture. West Tennessee crops are excellent. In Louisiana. New Orleans, July 29.—Reports from Picayune correspondents in Louisiana and Mississippi on weather and crop condi tions for week ending Saturday, July 28. lend encouragement to the cotton plant ers. although* a few sections still complain of too much moisture, with the conse quent dangers. As a rule the cotton crop is hanging in the balance, with prospects favorable. Tt is feared t'hat an abnormal growth of the plant, followed by deterioration of the fruit, would result if the present exces sive rainfall In considerable area of the section continues. Should a drought of three or four weeks succeed the present rainy period the Indications are tha* the plant would shed almost everything except the full grown bolls. Considering that most sections have ex perienced almost continuous rains for the last four weeks, and that notwithstanding this condition, cotton has shown no great , damage everything points to a fair yield. Times-Democrat Report. New Orleans, July 29.—The monthly es timate of progress of the cotton crop during July, made by the Times-Democrat front reports uf Its correspondents in all the cotton growing states Is summarized as follows: The consensus of opinion points to the following results: 1. District improvement has been the rule, though the Atlantic states complain of excessive rains and similar complaints begin to come from tho districts to the \\ estward. 2. The boll weevil and otherfposts seem to have done no appreciable harm so far. 8. Recent heavy rains have retarded the maturity of the plant and may cause a marked change in conditions later on. 4. Farmers are troubled by scarcity of labor in some sections, but the embar rassment on this account can hardly he said to be greater than usual. ROBBER CAPTURED AFTER LONG CHASE Pursuit Led to North Birmingham. Man Held Up and Robbed During Chase. After an exciting chase yesterday after ^*hon that Insted almost an hour and covered several miles Officer Elledge fin ally overtook and arrested a negro man giving his name as A. Jefferson, a charge of highway robbery being docketed against him. About 3 o’clock, the day watchman at the Payne & Joubert Machine and Foun dry Co.’s plant at East Birmingham, j discovered a man in the office of the company and attempted to capture him. The negro, however, who had broken In to several roller-top desks before being discovered, managed to escape from the building and fled, with the watchman in hot pursuit. As the two emerged from the building an old negro woman shouted to stop the negro, saying that he had Bold her up that morning and tnken $2 from her. The chase was taken up by a man on a bicycle while the watchman, who was | unarmed went to summon the police. The pursuer on the bicycle gained stead ily on the runner and had almost come up with him, when, from all accounts, the negro turned and held him up, re leiving him of some change. Attempting ! 10 find a hiding place in the Louisville and Nashville yards, the robber was seen by a watchman there who also gave chase. After some time spent in dodging under and between freight cars. Jefferson left the yards and passed in sight of Of ficer Elledge who immediately started in pursuit. After a chase that led him into North Birmingham, the officer fin ally landed his man, and had him lock ed up. The negro, it is said, got something like $5 from the office of the Payne & Joubert company and about $2 from the old negro woman. Vie is said to have been fully identified. He will have a hearing tcxtay. Proved Healthful ness Scientists Affirm the Healthfulness of Good Beer Purity means an absence of foreign matter nothing else. Cleanliness is a well known brewing ESSENTIAL. It is a matter of self-preserva tion with ALL brewers. Purity and cleanliness alone do not assure Good Beer nor Healthful Beer. Healthfulness depends solely upon QUALITY, and quality depends solely upon the ingredients used and upon the method of brewing. Beer may be brewed from almost any cereal. Many brewers use Com as a substitute for Barley-Malt, because Com costs less. # But the element of QUALITY, the essential of Healthfiilness, must be lacking in such Beer. Choice Barley, Selected Hops and extra quality Yeast are the prime essentials of Good and Healthful Beer. This is a well known scientific fact. We use the choicest Barley and Saazer Hops in brewing our Beers, adding a small quantity of Rice in pale beer. These Saazer Hops, from a small province in Bohemia, have been found by Scientists to contain a superior quality of that wonderful health-giving substance—Lupulin. Lupulin is creating a stir in the scientific and medical world because of its marvelous results in the treatment of nervous and digestive disorders. * We import a greater quantity of these expensive Saazer Hops than all other brewers combined. Our storing capacity — 600,000 barrels, more than double that of any other Brewery” in the United States—makes it possible for us to store (lager) our Beer from four to five months, the time necessary to thoroughly age it. This perfect maturing brings out, to the utmost, the health-giving qualities of the choice ingredients used. These are the facts relative to what cofi stitutes good beer. They are worthy the attention of every person who demands the best when eating or drinking. f Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass’n St. Louis U. S. A. \ Largest Brewers in the World „V; i • * "> ■ , • ■ ' i. • '• ' ' _ CHAMBERS COUNTY HAS TWO TICKETS INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATS PUT CANDIDATES IN THE FIELD. RESOLUTIONS CONDEMING. COUNTY ADMINISTRATION. I.aFayelte, July 29.—(Special.)—As an outgrowth of tiio mass meeting of demo crats of Chambers county, which met In the court house about three months ago with petitions to the democratic executive committee of Chambers county requesting a more liberal qualification clause to par ticipate in the county primary election, about five hundred representative citizens, chiefly old line democrats, met here today pursuant to call and nominated an Inde pendent county ticket. A. L. Harrell of Beat 11 was made chairman of the con vention and J. J. Robinson, Jr., of Beat , s secretary. The following resolutions were read and adopted: "Whereas, the present so-called demo cratic party of this county has become oligarchs! in its rulings and administra tion of our county affairs, and therefore is ( unworthy of the support of believers In democratic principles, "Resolved, first, That In withdrawing from the present so-called democratic party we wish it understood that we ad here to the principles of democracy as ex pounded by Jefferson and Bryan and other orthodox democratic leaders. Second, we denounce the present so-called democratic executive committee for Its arbitrary, wrongful and undemocratic rulings. Third, we denounce the present county adminis tration for not conducting our county af fairs according to laws made for the protection of the people. Fourth, we prom ise the people of this county if placed In power that we will administer their af fairs according to the laws of the state and with the strictest economy compati ble with good public service. Fifth, we hereby pledge ourselves to support the nominees of the state primary to be held on the 27th day of August next." The following ticket was nominated: Representatives, W. E. Baaworth, M. V. Moley; commissioners, T. 11. Allen, John A. Frazer; sheriff. J. W. Payne. This puls a double ticket for all county officers. The following are nominees of the pri mary held some time since; Representa tives, E. M. Oliver, S. 1,. Burney; commis sioners, R. C. Germany, J. H. Wallace: sheriff, J. M. Walton. The campaign promises to be a lively one. In today’s convention an executive rommitte was ap pointed to administer the affairs of the “reform" wing till a new committee shall bo "elected by the people" In next Novem ber’s election. MARTIN CULLATON DEAD. Was Well Known Printer, Editor and Publisher. Indianapolis. July 29.—Martin Cullaton, formerly a well-known printer, editor and publisher, died here tonight after an ill ness extending over several years. The cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage. Mr. Cullaton was 72 years of age. He whs horn In New York state and learned his trade as a printer on the Boston Jour nal. During a part of the civil war he was state printer for the state of Wis consin. The Gawk makes best advertlaln| euta— Aae-Herald Qulldlno, ■ % CONDUCTOR DAVIS SHOT TO DEATH IN A DISPUTE Berry Davis, a conductor on the branch line of the Southern railway between Blossburg and Jefferson, was shot in the left side of the abdomen yesterday after noon at Blossburg between 5 and 6 o'clock by A. J. Sorrell, from the effect of which he dlJd while on the operating table at Copeland’s Infirmary, in this city, at about 9:30 o'clock last night. ft is not known exactly what caused the shooting, but it seems that Mr. Davis had come In on the train to Blossburg and had alighted when he was engaged ! in conversation by Sorrell,-who is in the employ of the Slom^Bheftield company, concerning certain cars that Mr. Davis’ train had hauled up the road on the , preceding day. It is said that Sorrell con- | tended that the conductor did not place ! the cars properly and that Davis an- j swered by saying that he did the best he | i could under the circumstances. A dispute followed, the lie was passed. It is said, and Sorrell drew his revolver, it is al leged, a 38-calibre weapon, and fired three shots at the conductor, one taking effect as stated above. Tne injured man was hurried to Bir mingham on a special train, which was met at Twenty-seventh street and Seventh avenue by the ambulance of Lige Loy. j Examination at the Infirmary showed that ■ his intestines had been badly perforated by the shot, and aJthough all dispatch was made in performing the operation, it was In vain. Davis was about 28 years of age and was married. His home was u j Blossburg. Sorrell was also brought to the city and | lodged In the county jail. Owing to the death of Davis the warrant against 'him will be changed to murder this morning , when it Is sent in by the deputy who ! made the arrest. ______ FORECAST OF THE NEWS FOR THE COMING WEEK The situation in Russia, has grown perceptibly quieter since last Sunday and at present it does not appear that im portant developments are likely in the coming week. The proletariat organiza tions are agitating for a simultaneous general strike and they excess confi dence that they will be able to bring this about in a month or six weeks. Pan-American congress at Rio de Janeiro will continue it’s sessions this week. The arrival of Secretary Root at Rio has increased the interest in the proceedings of the convention. The national convention of the Com mercial Uw League of America will be opened at Asheville. Is?. C., Monday and j will continue in seseten until Saturday. Several state political conventions will be held this week, among them the Iowa republicans at Des Moines and the Idaho republicans at Pocatello Wednesday and the Michigan democrats at Detroit on Thursday. GETS PLURALITY. Texas Convention Must Name Can didate for Governor. Dallas. July 2$—Further returns received by the Galveston-Dallas News tonight confirmed the reports last night that Tom Campbell, for governor, would have a plurality of the votes and that it would remain for the state democratic conven tion to select the nominee, since the law requires a majority of convention votes to nominate. The congressional race in Smith's^ dis trict is exceedingly close, with Mr. Smith slightly in the lead in the returns thus far received. In the Second district Con gressman Broocks is by the returns thus far a few 'hundred votes behind his op ponent, Mr. Cooper, who was his prede cessor in Congress. The returns of Con gressmen Gillespie, Burgess and Gregg is assured. Other congressman had no op ponents. "personal. Mrs. S. Levy and children and Miss Clara Kaufman left Saturday for Ashe ville, N. C. Miss Lillian Gorff of N’aahVille is vail ing her cousin, Mrs. S. J. Dorn. Siie will remain In Birmingham for several wMka, WRECK ON FRISCO. John Harlan, Engineer, Will Die—Fire man Is Killed. Antlers. I. T., July 29.—A south-bound express train on the FVisco wtVwrecked today south of here. A spike had been driven between the rails on the high side of the curve and the engine struck it and rolled down the embankment, the tender and baggage car following. John Harlan, the enginneer, will die. He lost his left eye and his right arm was broken. Will Skellon, the fireman, was caught in the buckle of the engine and tender and instantly killed. The baggageman and express messenger escaped with severe bruises. Detectives believe that the wreck was caused by cow boys who say that they have sufficient evidence to 1 say tha tthey have sufficient evidence to justify several arrests. The train carried two hundred excursionists who were re turning to Texas. FIVE ARE DROWNED. Boat Capsizes in Squall on Lake Neahtwanta. Fulton. N\ Y., July 29—Five persons were drowned here today during a squall on I^ake Neahtwanta. their boat being capsized. They were: Mr. and Mrs. Rinoldsten Westernburg and their two children, a son of 9 years and a daughter of 12. and the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cassini*** Studer. SOME VERSES BY CAROLINE LOUGHBOROUGH. The Spectre Carriage. Down a white, white, road. On a summer night. Went a carriage load, In the pale moonlight. Hollow eyes and sunken cheek, Faces gashed with a fearful grin, Grunting strangely, trying to speak, Oh, where had the strange load been? I called in fear, no answer came. I waited still in the white, white, road. When over me like a breath they ran. Nor sign of caring showed. But a stranger fear was with me then, I knew ds they went over me, No carriage load of earthly men Could these strange creatures be. For the wheel touched light my quiver ing limbs. The carriage parted on either side, The strange men laughed as they saw my fear, ^ And were gone on their wild, mad, ride. Pots and Pans, Do you know that once I lived in a world Of suds in a tin dish pan. Of dusting and sweeping and cooking The minute the day began? Do you know the stars were looking. And I was too busy to see, 1 Do you know the sun was shining. But never it shone for me? Do you know that I broke the fetter# One lazy summer day, And ran past the pots and kettle* Out in the fields away? Do you know that the weeds and flower! My intimate friends became, Each bush and fern by the wayside I learned to call by name? Do you know that I heard the gossip Of the bird, the beetle and bee? To think the world could ever have hel! But pots and pans for me. The Rain. Cool and sofe the raindrops fall Against my cheek, and all Nature seems in a misty veil Wrapped 'round her close, Yet it doth fail To hide entire her beautiful face, Or the lightning blushes That cross it ol^tse. Trepoff Killed. St. Petersburg, July 30—A rumor reache! the Associated Press at a late hour td night that General Trepoff bad bee! killed. It could not be confirmed, bi^ probably is a revival of the false ril mor current last week.