OCR Interpretation

The Birmingham age-herald. [volume] (Birmingham, Ala.) 1902-1950, August 01, 1906, Image 2

Image and text provided by University of Alabama Libraries, Tuscaloosa, AL

Persistent link: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85038485/1906-08-01/ed-1/seq-2/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for 2

$6.00 J. <& N.
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
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
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.
Columns, Etc.
You'll find it to your interest to
give us a call.
Yard, Mill and Office,
Cor. 19th St. and 10th Ave., N.
Both Phones 1134.
.- USE
Southern Express Co.’s
for all your small remittances, by mail ot
Sold on all points in the United States,
Canada and on Havana, Cuba.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Will Conoly Is Man Guilty of
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
All Adjacent Territory is Grow
ing Rapidly
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
If Your Need*
today, tomorrow, or any* other Uj
pertain to any article kept j jt
first-class, up-to-date drug s T-t
you ve only to come to Cqf ;
to find it and the price youMlj
asked to pay will be much smpllei
than others ask for the same arti
We cut the price on all we;:wR
and guarantee every article. ,
Laxative Bromo
Peruna 04.
Wampole’s Cod QQa
Liver Oil.OwG
Mother’s QQa
Iron Bitters.OwG
Hostetter’s 04.
Stomach Bitters.OOG
Duffy’s Pure Malt Whiskey—
worth $1.00, for. I iJG
I. W. Harper— I Hfl
worth $1.50, for.I«UU
J. Martin 5-Year Old Virginia
Rye, full quart.1
Collier Drug Co.
109-111 N. 20th St.
Next to Brown-Marx Building
The foundations of the present greatness of
the Knabe Piano were laid as far back as 1837
and from that day until this, the Knabe family
have wrought generation after generation—
always keeping in mind the ideal piano towards
which they have worked. As a result the Knabe
piano has drawn around it a large circle of en
thuiastic and discriminating music lovers, who j
have made the name famous by their praise. I
J. H. HOLCOMBE, Manager n
2018 Second Avenue, Birmingham, Ala. 1
has proven a great blessing to sufferers from Bil
iousness, Dyspepsia and many stomach troubles.
Order a case today.
It will cure YOU.
Ask your physician about it.
Bowden Lithia Springs Water Co.
Depot 110 S. 18th St. Phone 4060. Birmingham, Ala.
does good work longer than other typewrite
Why don’t you try it?
W. H. Owings Typewriter C«
2105% Second Avenue.

xml | txt