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Thirty-five Million Dollars
Worth Received in 1906
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
Spectacular Novelties.
Musical Marvels—Singers,
No increase in prices. Re
served seats at Parker’s drug

L. & N., E. & T. H. and C. & E. I.
2Vesilbuled Through Trains Dally
a a HILLMAN, G. P A.. S. L WHIRRS, Goa. Aft
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,
E. P. TURNER. T. P. A— Tmx.
Clear Weather and Warm Sun"
shine Helps Cotton
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
Officers of the North Carolina Cotton
association report the crop as small, late
and much of it without proper c'ultiva- i
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
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.
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
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
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.
Anheuser-Busch Brewing Ass’n
St. Louis U. S. A. \
Largest Brewers in the World
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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
"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.
Was Well Known Printer, Editor and
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
The Gawk makes best advertlaln|
euta— Aae-Herald Qulldlno, ■
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Boat Capsizes in Squall on Lake
Fulton. N\ Y., July 29—Five persons
were drowned here today during a squall
on I^ake Neahtwanta. their boat being
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***
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
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.

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