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Oxfords For $4.50 Oxforda In patent leather, In plain top and Blucher, that you have always paid $6 for, are now tolling for 14.50. Tour exact slao and width la here In the very style you like beat. The Bi* Shoe Store (Communicated.) T. H. MOLTON COMES OUT FOR CUNNINGHAM Birmingham, Ala., July 23, 1D06. Mr. J. F. McLaughlin, Birmingham, Ala. Dear Sir—In answer to your Invitation (extended several days ago), to join the Cunningham club, I beg to say that you may enroll my name and consider from this date that I shall use whatever little influence 1 may have to elect Dr. R. M. Cunningham, governor of Alabama. In making this announcement I wish it ' understood that 1 have until recently In tended to vote for Mr. Comer. I admire him for his nerve and determination; I believe he is right in demanding justice from the railroad corporations in the matter of freight rates: I do not question his honesty of purpose, but now believe that there is danger of going too far. To my mind the matter is growing serious, and I believe that all men should con sider what will be the result If Alabama Is placed on record as being indiscrimi nately opposed to corporations. It has not been a great while since I told Mr. Comer that I was afraid the prejudice against corporations was grow ing too strong. The recent attitude of Comer advocates, in the press and other wise. the effect. If not the purpose of which, has been to engender and aug . merit that prejudice against railroads and I corporations generally, has convinced me that there is danger, very grave danger, in sight. AVe can regulate without de stroying: we can regulate without run ning capital away and keeping it from EAST LAKE Thursday, Friday and Saturday af ternoon at 4:30 p- m. Ladies Speed Boat Races Entries now open at boat house or by Bell phone 11, East Bake. Three races Daily. Handsome Prizes. Entries and boats free. 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A receipt is given and money will be refunded if order is lost. a Sold at all agencies of the Southern Ex | press Company at all reasonable hours. ■ RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS) f Ct NTS CINT8 BotOrer $ 2.50... 3 “ 5 OO... 5 * 10.00 ft * 20.00 10 • 30.00 12 • 40.00 15 • 50.00 1ft • 00.00 20 i • 75.00 25 k * 100.00 80 Not Over $103.50 83 “ 105.00 35 ** 110.00 38 •• 120.00 40 “ 130.00..4T ** 140.00.4u •* 150.00..48 ‘ 100.00.50 “ 175.00.55 200.00...00 I SHIP YOUR GOODS ■V THE SOUTHERN EXPRESS COMPANY ThU Company operates on 30.000 miles of Hrat-claas routes, and has connections •ther responsible Express Companies for all points accessible by express. An tflilpment* of merchandise packages. Valuables, etc., are constantly In the care or IfcMpecial messengers selected for the pur Horu>. and forwarded on the fast passenger Special attention Is given to fe handling of perishables. TESAHD COURTEOUS TREATMENT* TAKE Ling to Texas and the West, fa. Morgan, traveling passeiv ■ Birmingham, Ala., for full as to rates, schedules, ■neb. T. P, a., Dallas, Tex. I seeking Investments within our borders. Discriminations In freight rates, charges on the same and all the other alleged abuses and grievances can be provided | for by law' and regulated in such way as will give tho public their full rights, and yet at the same time permit tho existence of the corporations. Without the railroads and without tho other great corporations that are spend ! lng millions of dollars in our state, we would not continue our present rate of progress in material development. With out at least fair treatment to them we cannot expect further Investments from those already existing, nor hope for fu ture investments from new corporations. In Lieutenant Governor Cunningham we have a candidate who Is conservative, and yet pledged to favor such legislation as will force the railroad companies to be fair and Just to the people. 1 believe that he Is sincere, that he will do his utmost to enact the necessary legisla tion to carry out his pledge and to en force the laws that are enacted. He has great experience in state affairs, and 1 believe that he is an honest man. As to his having a weak backbone and being under the control of the corporations, I do not believe such campaign charges. To say that ho is not nonest, nonoranie and true, would be a reflection, not only on him, but on the great body of Masons In Alabama, who have honored and trust ed him for years. To say that he Is not sincere and would prove untrue to 'his pledges, would not only he a reflection on that honorable body of men, but also on his brother physicians, who have hon ored and trusted him. To say that he is a demagogue and unworthy of confidence. Is not only Inconsistent with the personal and political history of the man, but would be a reflection on the great body of democrats and statesmen who have re peatedly 'honored and trusted him In the past. To say that he Is not as capable as Mr. Comer, because he has not succeeded so well In making money for himself, would be a reflection on other distin guished Alabamians, who have never learned the art of making and accumulat ing money, but who have attained the loftiest heights in the gift of their fel low-men; possibly’ they would he as rich as Mr. Comer Is today 'had they devoted their entire time and attention to money making. Some men think of nothing else, and others have no talent for making money, at least, for saving It. Dr. Cun ningham may be in this latter class; certain that It Is that he is a good physi | clan, ranks among the first In his pro fession, and as such has done much for his fellow-men. Certain It Is that he 'has well served his state and county as legis lator, and for a period as chief executive of the state, he made no serious mistakes nor reflected discredit upon himself, so .far as I have ever heard. As to the issues before the people, It cannot be denied that Mr. Comer is ex treme and radical, and that Dr. Cunning ham Is broad and conservative. It can not be denied that while the foremost. Issue se.ems to he the regulation of freight rates, still, when the rates are regulated (and they certainly are to be tf either candidate is elected), there are other and highly Important duties that will fall upon the shoulders of the governor dur ing the four-year period of his office, which have no connection with nor rela tion to railroad rates. As stated before, 1 'had intended to vote for Mr. Comer, but the recent more vig orous attacks upon all corporations, the increased denunciations and abuse Indis criminately heaped upon them, by the Comer followers and the Comer press, have Increased my fears, and have moved me to cast aside personal preference, and resolve to vote for the man whom, T think, will do his full duty to all classes without prejudice. 1 am not much in the habit of changing front on any proposition, hut my convic tions Impel me to make this change. We need the railroads ahd other corporations to assist the people of Alabama In mov i?ig onward In the development of our great resources. Especially is this true of the Birmingham district. The agitation does not soem to be confined to regula tion of rates, hut Is so denunciatory and sweeping In Its chnrgos against all kind of corporations and everybody directly’ or indirectly connected with them, that the election of Mr. Comer cannot help but put the state on record as being an enemy to industrial enterprise when undertaken by corporate bodies (the only practical way In which it can be undertaken where large expenditures are involved), and, in my opinion, will retard In a substantial way the material growth and progress of our state. Those who believe we should Invite cap ital to come within our borders, those who do not believe In killing the goose Hint lays the golden egg, those who can view the Issues now before the people In a .calm, deliberate, conservative way, those who are strong enough not to be swept off their feet by monstrous appeals to their pdejudioe and passion, I believe will be added to the Cunningham column In goodly numbers from now until the election day in August. Yours truly. T. H. MO ETON. A Card. To the citiseng of Birmingham, contribu tors to the entertainment of the master painters of the I'nlted States and Canada, which held their convention here on Feb ruary 13-lt>, 190t>: As treasurer of the local association, I herewith beg to make you my report. Collected from all sources, $3627.10; paid out for tiie entertainment of visitors, $2743.19, leaving a balance on hand of 57S4.91. which In my associate's opinion belong to the people who donated same, but which up to this date we have been unable to give back, owing to tho fact that a majority of our local associa tion refuse to return the same. 1 should and would have made this statement sooner, but thought that we could reach an agreement between our selves to refund this money, but as this seems to be impossible. 1 wish to make this statement In justice to myself and associates, who agree with me in this matter. the public can place the blame where It belongs. Myself and associates have proposed to turn the money in question over to the charitable institutions of the city. Re spectfully submitted. HENRY UHU Treasurer. Filling prescriptions with care and delivering promptly is our specialty. Only the purest drugs and chemicals | used. GUNN DRUG 00., 2017 Second ave. TWO BADLY CUT IN ! QUARREL AT SELMA Will Conoly Is Man Guilty of Crime MAKING FOR BIRMINGHAM Neflro Hat Frequently Been In Trou ble and Hl§ Attack on Man and Wife Was Made In Cowardly Manner. Selma. July SI.—(Special.)—A woman was the cause of a very murderous at tack last night upon three negroes In the eastern part of the city on Division street. The result of the attack was that three negroes were cut, two of whom will prob ably die, the woman In question being one of these. The cause of the crime dates back for years, or at least several years. Last night about I0;80 o’clock Fullen wlder and his wife Joe wore sitting on the front portch of their home on Division street. Suddenly from out of the dark Will Conoly stepped upon the porch and began cutting them. He attacked Fullen wdder first and slashed him eleven times with a large knife. He then attacked the woman, Joe Fullenwider, cutting her twice. One of these cuts was in the right Hide, while the second cut was on the body. Another negro woman named Al bino Robbins was on the porch at the time and she received one cut. Cuts Considered Dangerous. I The cute which Fullenwider and his j wife received are considered dangerous |and it is thought that both of them will j die. One of the cuts which Sam Fullen I wider received was across the neck and , just missed severing the jugular vein. The wounds of the man and wife were dressed last night and this morning they were taken to the City infirmary where they will receive medical treatment. Boon after the cutting took place the police were notified and the county dogs were put on trail of Conoly In charge ! of Police Officer Blanton. The dogs took the trail and Conoly was followed for sev eral miles before the trail was lost. He was tracked from the house where the cutting took place out f>y the coal shute of the Southern railway and down the railroad track towards Burnsville. It is j thought that in the swamp just to the east of the city that the hounds caught up I will the negro and that one of them at ! tacked him and that Conoly beat the I dog off and wept on. Those who were following the dogs say that when they reached this swamp that they began baying aa if they had treed the negro. Shortly afterwards they heard the hounds whining and then they came running out of the woods. As soon as Officer Blanton came up the hounds again took the trail and it was followed for some distance until they came to a cot ton patch through which the negro went. Here the hounds left the trail and those who- were following them came back to the city after they had trailed the negro for several hours. It Is believed by the police that Conoly is making for Birmingham, and that he will be arrested at that place when he arrives and will oe brought back here on a warrant charging him with assault with intent to murder, if neither of those whom he cut last night dies. About a. year ago Conoly attacked Fullenwider in the t pastern part of the city, r ullenwlder was on a wagon when Conoly picked up a brink and threw it at him. The brick hit Fullenwider in the head and caused a very painful wound. Woman Arrested as Accessory In connection with tho cutting which took Place this morning a negro woman who lived close to the house In which Fullenwider and his wife lived, named Wilson, was arrested as an accessory on a warrant. This woman It is understood went ack and forth several times yes terday between Conoly and the women Joe Fullenwider ft Is also slated that last night Conoly told her that he was going to kill both of them. The negroes In the eastern part of the city are very much Incensed over the manner tn which Fullenwider and his wife were attacked by Conoly. f!othofthean . v«pv eood reputations and were 1 dom* In*trouble! and were well thought of ’ white people for whom they work ed wv«y effort will he made to capture s-saarsT;* NEGRO KILLED IN ATLANTA SUBURB HAD ATTEMPTED CRIMINAL AS SAULT, WAS IDENTIFIED BY VICTIM AND SHOT AT HER FATHER'S DOORSTEP. Atlanta, July 31.—Floyd Carmichael, a negro about 22 years of a Re. who was Identified by Miss Annie Poole of Lake wood, a suburb of Atlanta, as the man Who had assaulted her early today, was shot 111 front of the Poole residence In sight of Ills victim this afternoon by a posse which had captured him. After he had been shot, there were cries of "burn hint!" but the county po lice arriving at this time prevented such action. About 10 o'clock tills morning while re turning from a visit to a neighbor. Miss Annie Poole, 15 years of age. daughter of J. J. L. Poole, was attacked by the negro and choked into unconsciousness. When the alarm was given a posse quick ly formed, hut It was not until late In the afternoon that the negro was captured and brought into Miss Poole's presence, who immediately identified him, crying, "that's him." A volley of shots rang out and the negio fell dead. Sizing plant Burns. Digjiton. Mass . July 3t.-The plant of the Arnold and Hoffman pompany of Providence. R. I.. manufacturers of siz ing located here, was practically de stroyed todav. entailing s loss estimated at from 375.000 to 3100.000. with partial In surance. Hears Johnson Contempt Case. Cleveland. Ohio. July 81.—The contempt proceedings brought against Mayor John son last week for disregarding an *n tunctlon restraining him from tearing up certain street railway tracks, were heard In common pleas court today. THROUGH CARS TO EAST LAKE CASINO. Leave corner of 2d avenue and 18th street every evening at 8, 8:12, 8:24, and go through without stop. There in time for .the show—Quick travel ing, this. TARIFF WAR IMMINENT WITH THE GERMAN EMPIRE UNLESS SOMETHING IB DONE SOON AMERIOAN EXPORTERS 8TAND TO LOSE MANY MIL LIONS EVERY YEAR, Washington, July 81,-(Bpeeial,)—Unless Congress at Its next session mahes It possible (or ths President to dlreet that German goods Imparled Into this country be given privileged treatment by oustoms Inspectors there will he a tariff war be tween the United States and Oermany, the eerlous consequences of which cannot now be certainly forecasted, Officials of the state department regard the present tariff situation with Germany as most serious, and declare that they have been recently Informed by represen tatives of the Berlin government that If the uongress persists In Its refusal to grant reciprocal tariff privileges to Ger many, the latter will Insist on the pay ment by United States exporters of the maximum German tariff schedules, Because Germany was satisfied of the honest Intentions of the executive branch of the United States government It exten ded for a year from last March the "fa vored nation" tariff treatment for the United States, This was with the definite understanding between the Berlin foreign efflee and the Rtste department that the Congress of the United States would be importuned by the I •resident to pass leg islation permitting the ekeeullve tu grant the reciprocal tariff demands of Ger many, Congress adjourned without any definite notion belhg taken on thl* highly Important matter, and the German gov ernment Is displaying irnpatlenoo. Baron Bpeek von iternburg, the Ger man nmhaseador, has returned to thl* rity and called nt the state department thl* morning for the purpose of discussing the tariff situation with the acting secretary of state, Just what passed between the two officials could not be ascertained with mertalnty, hut sufficient was learned to make It clear that Germany will Insist upon Its demands If ths United States I* to continue to receive favored nation treatment from Germany, The serious (consequences of a tariff war between the United Btates and Germany It Is declared nt the state department nro not wholly understood In this country, The loss to American exporters sending gonds to Ger many would amount to millions of dollars a year. It Is frankly admitted at the state de partment that the German government Is In much better- position now to carry out such a fight than the United 8tatee. TRIES TO KILL FAMILY AND IS KILLED BY SON Columbus, Cja.. July 31.—(Special .)— Armed with a shotgun and In a frenzy of anger, J. P. Robinson, a white man between 46 and 60 years of age, went to his home two miles south of Crawford, Ala., last night shortly before midnight, prepared to exterminate his family. After a series of exciting incidents he was shot to death by his son, Jesse Robinson, aged 19 years. Robinson spent yesterday in Columbus, and according to reports imbibed too freely of whisky. When he got home about 9 o'clock last night the family had locked the doors and retired. They would not let him In, probably apprehending trouble from hiR condition, and he got an axe and broke In a window. When he reached the Inside the family wrested the gun from him. In a high fury Robinson mounted his mule and rode off. saying that he was going to get a gun. It took him over two hours to procure a gun and return to the house. When he returned his wife an deight children had fled from the house and were in hiding in the orchard and other secluded spots nearby. Robin son. armed with the borrowed gun, start ed out to look for them. He went in the direction of where Jesse Robinson, his 19-year-old son was in hiding. His son was armed with the family shotgun. When he saw his father approaching he tried to slip off, desiring to avoid trouble, but the old man saw him and fired twice at the boy. Fortunately both loads went wide of their mark. Robinson stopped and began to deliberately reload his gun, and then Jesse Robinson shot him down. Robinson was mortally wounded and eit plred an hour or so later. He lay on the ground for several hours. No inquest has been held, and the boy is not In custody. It is doubtful whether he will be arraigned before any court. A coffin for the unfortunate man was bought In Columbus this morning. ['ISLET DREUIS OF LARGE EWULATION All Adjacent Territory is Grow ing Rapidly FIREMEN HAVE A BARBECUE Friends and Supporters of B. B. Co mer Hold Meeting and Form Or ganization. J. Hoke Perkins Resigns Position. Ensley, July 31.-(Speclal.)—The people of Ensley are looking forward to the time which cannot be far in the future when the Imaginary lines Incorporating Wylam, Pratt City and Ensley will be entirely wiped out and one solid, com mon city will cover the entire territory from Thomas to Wylam and from Pratt City to Falrview. The Intervening spaces are even now being built up rapidly and the completion of the new steel plant between this city and Wylam will add a new Impetus to the rapid growth. Wylam is being rapidly extended with the building of handsome houses. Many more will be erected during the next two years In that Quarter as it Is close to the new steel plant and very attractive as a residence section. Pratt City is advantageously situated and the enlargement of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company's op erations at that place will develop a ma terial expansion of building and business operations. No section in the Birmingham district has giowa more rapidly than has Fair view in the past two years and there seems no end to activities in this direc tion. With all this Ensley Is expanding and improving with every week that passes. Handsome houses and substantial business houses are going up in every section of the city. Whether or not all shall be incorporated in one city every one familiar with the progress and prospects of the district feels certain that within a very few more years the population of the territory described uill far exceed 60,000. Perkins Resigns. J. Hoke Perkins, manager of the ship ping department in the furnaces of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad com pany at this place has resigned the posi tion. He will be succeeded by John 8chuff. The change takes place tomor row. Mr. Perkins has been with the company for fifteen years and is well and popularly known here. He announces that he will remain in Ensley and will engage in busi ness. Firemen's Barbecue. Tile volunteer firemen of Ensley cele brated the opening of their new quar ters In the city hall tonight with a bar becue. Practically all the city officials and many others were guests of the firemen and all seemed to enjoy the occasion very much. Chief J. A. Tetlow was In charge of the affair and was ably assisted by the other members of the department. The new quarters are about completed with the exception of wiring and the department will move In during the next few days. The new quarters are a great Improvement over the old place and the department will be able to give much better service In the future though It lias always maintained an enviable record. Comer Meeting. Capt. Frank 9. White or Birmingham addressed the people ot this city tonigat on the Issues of the campaign for gov ernor of the state. He spoke from on Improvised platform in the middle ot tho street in front of the city hall. Between 3H0 and 500 people heard the address and the speaker was given an at tentive hearing. Captain White discussed the railroad rate proposition as advocated by B. B. Comer, candidate for governor, and advo cated the candidacy of that gentleman. Notes and Personal*. Ike Kerler. who travela out of Baltimore for a large millinery establishment. Is spending the summer with his brother. J. Keller, in this city. • The *lks of Ensley are making exten sive preparations for a social session to Miss Stratlin Promoted and Miss Benham Elected POLICE COURT ACTIVITY H Docket Seems Somewhat Larger During Present Week. Mllton Wllliams Wedding Tonight Notes and Personals. Bessemer, July 31.—(Special).—The board of education held a special meeting in the city hall tonight for the purpose of electing a successor to Miss Mary Robin son, former teacher of Latin and German in the High school, whose resignation was tendered to the board some weeks ago. Miss Abbott Stratlin of one of the primary schools was promoted to fill the vacancy, and Miss Tillle Benham was <'hosen to succeed Miss Stratlin. Beyond this, the board transacted no business of importance, the meeting be ing called for the purpose above stated, adjournment was taken shortly after 9 o’clock. The outlook for the Bessemer schools for the coming year is quite bright. While no special Innovations are planned, the board Is working always for the rais ing of the standard of the city’s educa tional system, and it is a conceded fact that Bessemer may well be proud of her schools. The enrollment for the coming session will doubtless show a considerable Increase over last as a natural sequence to the growth of the city. While cer tain quarters may be somewhat crowded. It Is believed that the schools will be able 10 accommodate the increased attendance that Is expected. Police Court. The docket of the police court continues to show a considerable number of cases of minor importance. There was a total of thirteen cases called this morning. This Is a condition that Is to be ex pected In a city of the character of Bes-. semer. Industrial centers are naturally hives of life and action, and the crowd ing together of the lower classes always brings occasional cases of difficulties. Tt Is believed, however, that an examination of the facts will show that Bessemer Is gradually becoming more orderly and law abiding, and while one week may show an unusual number of arrests, the next Is frequently as marked for the absence of breaches of the law. Notes and Personals. Prof. Joel C. Du Bose of University was in the city today. Rabbi Louts Schrelder of Paducah. Ky., will conduct the services al the syna gogue on next Friday evening at 8 o'clock. He will also deliver a lecture to the congregation. A. E. lJttle Is still in Meridian visiting his family, which Is spending the sum mer there. A wedding of murh social interest will occur tomorrow niglil. when Earnest Mil ton 11 nd Miss Pearl Williams are united lit marriage. The young people are the recipients of many social favors on the eve of tnelr nuptials. Several out-of-town visitors are in the city to attend the wedding. Miss Annie Laurie Bradley of Lowndes county Is visiting her brother, L. B. Brad lev, at his home in this city. Mr and Mrs. Oeorge H. Stevenson. Mr. r.nd Mrs. T. H. Huey end Miss Lucy Huey I end Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Wegelln re turned this morning after a three weeks' visit to the Elks' convention In Denver I and other western points. ! be given at their hall in this elty next Friday night. Members of the order from all sections of the Birmingham district j have been invited and It is expected that i a large number will he present. ! Crawford Perkins has gone to Pueblo. ! Col., where he will remain for a year or | two for his health. j The Ensley Knights of Pythias held an 1 interesting meeting at their hall in this city tonight. Miss Minnie I-anigan and Miss Elisa beth I^ntgan have returned from a three weeks' visit to relatives at Cleveland. O. ! Clark C. Johnson, assistant cashier of i the Bank of Ensley. received a telegram : yesterday announcing the death of his | father at Festus, Mo. Mr. Johnson left for Missouri at once. 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