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FALLS FROM A TREE.
Dr. R. W. Woods Is Seriously Injured
By Fall In Jasper.
Jasper, August 1.—(Special.)—I)r. R. W.
Woods, a prominent physician of this city,
fell from r peach tree in his hack yard
here this morning and sustained painful
injuries in consequence of which he will
probably be confined to his room for a
week or more. Dr. Woods had climbed
up into a tree to pick off some ripe
peaches when his foot slipped and he fell
to the ground, striking his hack on a
stump.
Joe Lollar, youngest son of Mr. and 'Mrs.
John B. IiOllar, died at the home of his
parents here this morning at 3 o’clock.
The deceased was about 26 years of age.
and had lived in Jasper all his life. He
Mid been ill of typhoid fever for about
three weeks when the end came. Funeral
services were held at the family resi
dence this afternoon at 4 o’clock, the Rev.
Ij. O. Herrald, pastor of the Christian
church, officiating, and the remains were
Interred in Oak Hill cemetery.
John W. Hood, who was assaulted and
robbed of about $75 near Cordova Sunday
afternoon, Is reported to be improving,
though his injuries were very painful.
Mr. Hood reecived two or three heavy
blows about the head, but he has been
unable to relate anything about the man
ner in which he was attacked. The as
sault was made in daylight while Mr.
Hood was lending some horses along a
patch through his field.
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SHOOTING IN FORT PAYNE.
Negro Woman Disappears With Man
Who Did the Shooting.
!%)rt Payne, August 1 .— (Special.)—On
Monday night a shooting affray in which
several negroes took part occurred In
that part of town commonly known as
"Buzzard s Roost." It seems that a ne
gro man that belongs to one of the work
trains of the Alabama Great Southern
railroad that has been stationed here for
some time has been paying too much
attention to Rcuie Sparks, a negro woman
who lives here. Hugh Chitwood, another
negro man, became jealous of the atten
tion paid the woman by the other and
went to the church where tlie negroes
were holding a revival meeting. Reuir
Sparks was talking to the man, and as
inon aa Hugh saw them he began shoot
ing. Several shots were fired but only
one took effect and it lodged In the manjs
backbone. No little excitement was ere
ated by the shooting, as there was quite
a large crowd present at church.
The sheriff was notified immediately and
went to arrest him, but was too late, for
Hugh Chitwood and the woman had left
for parts unknown. A search for them
has been made but they cannot be found
The wounded negro is seriously hurt ami
may not live, It is said he will be taken
to Birmingham and there have an opera
tion performed which may save his life.
Hugh Chitwood lias a wife and several
children and has lived here all of his life
• nd was considered a hard working negro.
The woman has been separated from her
husband for a long time.
Everything Prosperous In Gadsden.
Gadsden, August 1.—(Special.)—Gadsden
Is at the. present time enjoying the most
prosperous period In her history. AH mills
• nd Industries are working full time and
many enlargements and additions are in
course of construction. The house building
boom is at its heighth. Several hundred
men and teams an* engaged in Installing
the new' sewer system. Hundreds of farm
ers who have laid by their crops are com
ing Into the city with their teams and find
ready employment at good wages.
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EAST LAKE
Thursday, Friday and Saturday af
ternoon at 4:30 p. ni.
Ladies Speed
Boat Races
Entries now open at boat house or
by Bell phone 11, East Lake.
Three races Daily. Handsome
Frizes. Entries and boals free.
V. V. FLORENCE,
DENTIST.
427-8 First National
Bank Building.
' " People’* Phone 16N1).
SPECIAL MEETING OF
STEEL COMMITTEE
Will be Held in Gadsden Sep
tember 1
TO INCREASE THE CAPITAL
In Birmingham Iron Circles Meeting of
Southern Steel Co. Is Believed to
Be lo Connection With Pro
posed Consolidation.
Gadsden* August 1,^-(Special.)—It was
announced here this afternoon that a spe
cial meeting of the stockholders of the
Southern Steel company will be held In
the company’s office in this city on Sep
tember 1 for the purpose of obtaining the
consent of the majority of shareholders
to a proposed increase of the capital stock
from $16,000,000 to $21,000,000, the increase
to consist of $5,000,000 of the common stock
divided into 50,000 shares of the par value
of $100 each.
Secretary Carver has also given notice
that at the same meeting the consent of
persons holding two-thirds of the capital
stock of the company will be asked a pro
posed issue and sale of $4,000,000 of pre
ferred stock, which shall be in addition to
"the present Issue of $6,000,000 of preferred
stock. No official information as to the
intentions of the company are obtainable
hero. The Southern Steel company al
ready lias an investment of about $7,000,000
in Gadsden, besides extensive enlarge
ments, which are already under way.
Consolidation Project
In Birmingham iron circles it Is believed
that the pending negotiations for a consol
idation of the Southern Steel company, the
I^acey-Buek Iron company and the Chat
tanooga Tron and Coal company will be
Bottled definitely on or about Septem
ber 1.
AMUSEMENTS.
East Lake Casino.
With the drop of the flag at 4:30 o'clock
this afternoon the first of the match races
arranged for the ladies of Birmingham
will be run over the smooth waters of
Lake Como, generally known as East
Lake. It will be for a prize and all the
rest run today, tomorrow and Saturday
will be for prizes. According to the pro
gramme there will be three races this
afternoon, each to be half a mile. The
programme for the remaining two days
also call for three races.
All of the prizes offered today were
donated by L. Plzitz. The winner of the
opening event will get a handsome um
brella. The second lady in the second race
will be given a pair of costly kid gloves,
and the one who captures the final event
will get a pretty fan. The prizes to be
given tomorrow and the next day were
donated by various merchants.
No entrance fee is charged and the
boats are absolutely free to ladies tak
ing part In the races. Entries for today’s
races may he made at the boat house or
by phone, No. 11, East Lake.
Teachers Licensed.
Montgomery. August 1.—(Special.)—The
following teachers have been licensed:
Covington County—R. O. Dykes, Rrant
iey; Thomas W. Capps, Brooks; M. D.
Taylor, Andalusia, Route 1; William R.
Bennett, Feagin; Arthur J. Beasley, Gra
vella; Thomas C. Rosier, Opp; J. S. Greer,
Gantt; J. T. Grimes, Pink; E. B. Town
send, Troy; Ruby Bailey, Florala.
Colored—Lula Parry, Suspension.
Pike County—Leigh Harris, Troy; Sam
Dowling, Troy: Clarence E. King. Troy,
Route 1; Oscar Kyser, Troy, Route 1; An
nie Lou Dowling, Troy; Irene Grant,
China Grove; Estelle Peavy, Brundldge;
Meldred Brown, Troy; Lela Andress,
Banks; Alda McNeill, Troy; Luelle
Wilkes, Fannie Wilkes, Josie; Mrs. Nan
nie Bassett, Troy, rotite 3; Genie Svhuktz,
Brundidge; Frankie Ensor, Troy.
Colored—T. A. Hall, Troy; Willie Guil
ford, Brundidge; Coleman Wilber White
head, Troy; M. O. Sanders, Enterprise;
Wilma Davenport, Troy; Sallle Patrick,
Clayton; Fannie L. Leonard, Troy.
Coosa County—J. R. Kimbrough, Kelly
ton; Archie Hendricks Darden, Rockford;
R. V. Jones, Tombs Milner, Henry Fletch
er Bardue, Mattie Hodnett, Equality; Wil
lie Allie Smoot, Wetumpka; Clara Wright,
Eclectic, Route No. 1; Eva White, Rock
ford; Maude Livingston, Kelly ton; Alma
M. Price, Brew ton; Ada Moduett, Eliza
beth Martin, Equality; Ellen Davis, Kelly
ton; Fannie Lee Johnston, Eclectic; Annie
Nolan, Genabra Ramsey, Equality; Elva
Mabry, Alexander City; Sallie Neighbors,
Nlxburg; Cora Belle Selman, Lauderdale;
Ola Mabry, Alexander City; Patrick K.
Shirley, Wetumpka; Newton L. Thomp
son, Rockford. Route No. 2; Thomas H.
Thompson, Equality; Jhiuch M. Welch,
Equality, Route No. 1; B. Frank Ellis,
Equality; T. O. Kimbrough, Kelly ton;
William W. Garrett, Tallassee, Route No.
1; C. S. Melton. Channahatchee; Jesse
Waites, Rockford, Route No. 1; William
E. Kennedy, Alexander City; B. P. Teal,
Weogufka, Route No. 1; A. L. Thompson,
Travelers Rest; S. O. Kimbrough, Kelly
ton; C. B. Holley, Wetumpka, Route No. 1
Lonnie C. Thomas, Rockford, route No. 1;
J. Henry ('ay, Central; Lela A. Hodnett,
Equality; Eva Barnette* Kellyton; Emma
Thornell, Equality; Freddie Birmingham.
Kowaliga; Effio Garrett. Tallassee; Lily
L Turner, Dadeville; Lena White, Rock
ford, route No. 2; Maniel Hamilton. Rock
ford; Bettie Martin. Scman; Weston Stan
ford. Jackson, Gap; Emmie Gilliland, Kel
lyton; Bottle Lou Patchings. Hlssop: G.
Frederic Mullins, Tallassee, route No. 2;
J. Sanford Mullins, Channahatchee; Ross
Mullins, Channahatchee; W. C. Matthews,
Goodwater, route No. 3; Janies Lawson
Ward, Goodwater. route No. 2.
Colored—B. Finch, Sylaoauga; J. W.
Swindall, Welona.
Candidates In Etowah.
Gadsden, August 1.-(Special.!- Edward
Hamner of At la I la, Walter T. Brown
of Hagland and It. Robinson of Pell
City have qualified as candidates for the
state senate from this district, which
comprises Etowah and St. Clair counties.
A. D. Aderliolt of Sprlngville had an
nounced that he would tie a candidate also
latt he failed to qualify. It was stated rhnt
u local fight arose In St. Clair county
and Mr. Brown was agreed atptyi as a sub
stitute in the race for Mr. Aderliolt.
Will Inaugurate Faster Schedules.
Gadsden, August 1. — (Special.)—The
Gadsden, Alabama City and Attalla Rail
way company will begin ten-minute
schedule over the Walnut street line on
August T. The- line has been in the course
of construction for the past four months
and is a fine piece of work, being laid
with "0-pound steel rails and rock bal
lasted The new line will be of great con
venience to a large and growing residence
section.
MORE COMPLAINTS
FROM ISLE OF PINES
MAN DROVE NATIVES FROM
MELON PATCH AND WAS CON
VICTED OF HOLDING UP AND
ROBBING THEM.
New Orleans, August 1.—Additional com
plaints about alleged 111 treatment of
Americans on the Isle of Pines were re
ceived here today upoh the landing of
J. A. Miller and J. J. Symes, two Amer
ican residents of the island. The fact that
they are bearers of messages to Senator
John T. Morgan of Alabama concerning
the treatment of Miss Millie Brown dur
ing her recent imprisonment on the Isle
of Pines has already been announced.
They are also bearers of a statement
by William Taylor an American resident
of the Isle of Pines, who says that re
cently he stationed his tw'o small sons
in Ills watermelon patch to guard it
against thieves. The boys fired a rifle in
the air when three natives entered the
patch, and Mr. Taylor appeared with a
club and drove them out. fror this he
was arrested, being kept in jail four days
before given a hearing.
The judge who heard the charges im
mediately set Taylor free but a few days
later he was re-arrested and imprisoned
again for four hours. He was then In
formed that the three natives whom he
accused of having entered the melon
patch, "had successfully proven" that
Taylor held them up and attempted to
rob them on the occasion in question.
Cash bail of $300 was furnished by Tay
lor's friends to secure his release and at
present he is awaiting trial next autumn.
Mr. Symes said that in another case
$600 cash ball had been furnished by
Americans three years ago and that this
case had not been tried yet. He said
that two weeks ago, W. H. Van Voorhes,
an American who had built a half-ton sail
boat had been informed by the Cuban
authorities after the boat's completion
that he would not be allowed to use It.
BANK OFFICER PROMOTED.
Carl H. Seals Was Cashier of Traders
National.
Yesterday the board of directors of the
Traders' National bank promoted Assis
tant Cashier Carl H. Seals to the position 1
of cashier.
Since the bank -was established some
twenty-eight months ago, Mr. Seals has
been closely identified with Its history,
and it is said his efforts have materially
aided in its growth, development and gen
eral advancement. The Traders’ National
has deposits at present aggregating a i
quarter of a million of dollars, and num
bers 1000 depositors. The loans of the j
bank amount to $1,250,000.
Mr. Seals is probably the youngest na
tional bank cashier in the south. He la
also a major in the Alabama National
Guard, having been elected to that po
sition some time since. He is the young
est officer of equal rank in the service
of t'he state.
PASSENGER TRAFFIC.
July Sal of Tickets at Union Station
Unusually Large.
The sale of tickets at the onion passen
ger station during the month of July ag
gregated $172,800, a gain of more than
$25,000 over July, 1905.
The Immense sale of tickets duriDg July
is due In a measure to the existence of
reduced vaeatiod rates on every line and
to every portion of the United States.
The July sales of this year hold the rec
ord in the history of the union station.
MAY BE POSTPONED.
Williams Case, Set for August 6, May
Walt Till September.
Although set for August 8 as a result of
habeas corpus proceedings Investigation
into the Insanity of John Williams, who
was lo have been executed July 27 for the
murder of State Senator Robert L. Hlpp
In Cullman, may not be held until the
fall term of court. Judge S. U. Weaver,
who has not fully determined \trhich
course he will pursue, but there is .some
doubt in his mind as to whether he tend
authority to summon a Jury to sit upon
the question of William's sanity.
Boers Pleased With Plan.
Johannesburg, August 1.,—The proposals
of the British government for the estab
lishment of a constitutional government In
the Transvaal as announced in the house
of commons yesterday were received with
a feeling of relief and were welcomed as
being reasonably democratic. It Is anti
cipated that all the parties will accept the
constitution and loyally try to make the
best of it. The margin between Britons
and Boers is so narrow that it Is impos
sible to forecast who will obtain the ma
jority in the first legislature.
Governor General Wants to Resign.
Warsaw, August 1.—It is stated here
that in view of the recent outbreaks In
and around Warsaw, the increased en
ergy of the revolutionists and the Inade
quacy of the repressive measures at pres
ent In force, the governor general has In
formed the government at St. Petersburg
that he will resign unless he Is permitted
to establish a state of siege. It Is prob
able that the government will accept his
resignation as a continuation of the pres
ent state of affairs Is Impossible.
Seeks J. R. Cambron's Place.
Gadsden, August 1.—(Special.)—A largo
petition was being circulated here today
asking Governor Jelks to appbtnt R. R.
Yates to the vancancy caused by the
resignation of J. R. Uamhron as commis
sioner from (he First district, who re
signed to make the race for sheriff.
Charles E. Meeks, a local newspaper man,
Is understood to be an applicant also.
Fine Prospect
for Cox College
The new management of Cox College
and Conservatory, of College Park, Ga.,
Is very much pleased with the prospect
that the capacity of this well known
institution for the higher education of
women will be taxed when the doors
are opened, on the eleventh of Septem
ber, for the beginning of the sixty
lourth session, and that the college
will have one of the best years in Its
history. A considerable sum is being
spent in improvements this summer,
and everything is being put In readi
ness for the opening day. No college
in the South has a nobler prestige than
this institution has. It enjoys a wide
reputation for high standards, superior
advantages and thorough Instruction,
which has brought to it a large and
choice patronage.
CATHOLICS ACT ON
DIVORCE QUESTION
OPPOSE ALL FORMS OF ABSOLUTE
DIVORCE, BUT FAVOR LIMITED
DIVORCE OR SEPARATION IN
SUPREME CASES.
Buffalo, N. Y., August 1.—There was a
large attendance at today's session of
the American Federation of Catholic so
cieties. The Volksvercin plan, govern
ing the membership, was adopted. The
constituted was changed so that here
after societies, parish Institutes and such
individuals as apply to the federation for
literature shall be eligible for membership.
A resolution deploring the anArchistic
tendencies of sensational newspapers, but
commending those papers which aim at
circulating the truth and commanding the
Catholic press was* adopted.
The federation recommended the estab
lishing of a Catholic Young Men’s Union,
and commended the misslohs to non
Catholics. A resolution was also adopted
defining the position of the federation on
the question of divorce.
The resolution states that as Catholics
the delegates are opposed to all forms of
Absoulte divorce. It favors a limited di
vorce of separation in extreme cases; ex
presses the duty of Catholics to try to
educate those without church to the doc
trine that under no circumstances should
parties to a lawful marriage be allowed
to marry within the life-time of either,
expresses gratification at the signs of an
aroused sentiment upon the subject^ halls
as an encouraging sign the convening
of a divorce congress to consider divorce
legislation, commends the efforts of the
legislature and the governor of Penn
sylvania at whose instance the congress
was held, of the President of the United
States, whose message to Congress on
the subject had such far-reaching effect,
and to the divorce congress Itself for en
lightened efforts to bring about reform so
greatly needed.
The election of officers resulted as fol
lows:
President—Ed ward Fenney, New York.
First Vice President—A. G. Keeble, New
York.
Second Vice President—J. A. McCleary,
Detroit.
Third Vice President—G. W. Stenger,
St Paul.
Secretary—Anthony Matre, St. Louis.
Treasurer—C. D. Schulte, Detroit.
Before adjourning the convention de
cided to meet next year at Indianapolis.
STRENUOUS DAY IN FIELD.
Volunteers Imagine Themselves In a
Sure Enough Battle.
Chattanooga, August 1.—Today was
a hit strenuous for the militia en
camped with the regulars in Chieka
mauga park. For the first time during
the week the volunteers were mar
shaled in regiments and marched be
yond the limits of the camp. There
were also many charges and attacks
upon Imaginary enemies and the his
toric old battlefield resounded with
rifle volleys that made old reslden's
think of the bloody days of ’63. Fa
mous Snodgrass Hill, the scene of Gen
eral Thomas' achievement that won for
him the sobriquet of "Rock of Chicka
mauga,” was the scene of the most
picturesque Work of the day
The duty as assigned by General
Bubb, commanding general, was de
signed to prepare the troops for the
more serious work of tomorrow and
Friday, when there will be a realistic
conflict between two armies contend
ing for supremacy on the field.
Monthly Statement of Public Debt
Washington, August 1.—The monthly
statement of the public debt issued today
shows that at the close of business July
31. 100<>.. the debt less cash in the treas
ury amounted to $973.8.',6,801, which is an
increase for the month of $9,421,114. Tills
Increase Is largely accounted for by the
decrease In the amount of cash on hand.
The recent issue of Panama bonds does
not appear In tho July statement. The
debt is recapitulated as follows:
Interest betring debt, $895,159,090.
Debt bearlrg no Interest, $397,535,067.
Debt on which interest has ceased since
maturity, $1,126,585.
Total. $1,29$,880,742.
This amourt, however, does not Include
$1,048,853,869 In certificates and treasury
notes outstanding which are offset by
an equal amount of cash on hand which
Is held for their redemption.
The cash n the treasury department
is classified as follows:
Gold reserve, $150,000,000.
Trust funfs. $1,048,853,869.
General fund, $185,251,754
In national bank depositories, $54,480,
056.
In Philipp ne treasury, $5,177,352.
Total, $1,473,768,231.
Against which there are demand lia
bilities outs anding amounting to $1,153,
799,289. which leaves a cash balance on
band of $311,963,541.
Receipts and Expenditures.
Washington, August 1.—The monthly
comparative statement of the government
receipts ar*i expenditures Issued today
shows that for the month of July, 1900,
the total receipts were $52,298,852, and the
expenditures $65,813,721, leaving a deficit
for the month of $13,514,869, as against a
deficit in August, 1905, of $13,855,663. One
year ago, however, the semi-annual set
tlement note of the Central Pacific Rail
road company, amounting to $-,<62,000 was
paid upon the last day of July, so that it
was taken Into the July account. The note
of the company amounting to $2,760,630
due August 1, 1906, was not paid until to
day and therefore will be stated in the
August account. The actual deficit this
month, therefore, is $3,101,424 less than for
Julv 1905. The expenditures for the
month were $2,685,000 In excess of those
for July. 1905. which Is largely due to work
on the Panama' canal.
Lovett Will Prepare Exhibit
Huntsville. August 1.—(Special.)—Or. J.
A. B. Lovett, for several years president
of the Agricultural school at Blountsville,
has been appointed Sy the nine agricul
tural schools of the state to prepare a
scientific exhibit of their work for the
state fair.
LOW ROUND TRIP
Excursion Rates Via Atlantic Coast
Line.
Lexington. Ky.—Rate one first-class fare
plus 25 cents. Dates of sale July 29. 30
ami August 1. Final limit August 5, 1906.
Knoxville, Tenn.—Rate one first-class
fare plus 25 cents. Dates of sale June 17,
18 19, 23. 24 , 30, July 7, 14, 16, 1906;- dual
limit can be secured to September 30,
1906.
Asheville. N. (’.—Rate one ~ first-class
fare plus 25 cents. L>ates of sale July
25 26, 27. 190(1; final limit August 8, 1906.
Extension September 30. 1906.
Monteagle, Tenn.—Rate one first-class
fare plus 25 cents. Dates of sale June
"9 30 July 3. 5, 19. 20. 21. 28. 29. 30. 31.
\iigust 16, 17; final limit August 31. 1906.
For rates or any Information see ticket
agent or communicate with
5 T. C. WHITE.
5-6-tf D. A., Savannah, Ga.

STORMY SCENE AT
NEGRO CONVENTION
DELEGATES IN WASHINGTON OB
JECT TO RULING OF CHAIR AND
CHOIR IS CALLED ON TO RE
STORE ORDER
Washington, August 1.—For a time to
day the proceedings of the negro Young
People's Christian and Education congress
was marked by great disorder. Hun
dreds of delegates arose from their sea^s
and surged toward the center of the hall,
shouting at the tops of their voices in
protest aaginst a decision of the presid
ing officer regarding the carrying out of
the programme. Several of the cooler
heads sought to restore quiet but they
were howled down. Finally the choir was
called upon, and after several hymns were
sung order was restored by the presiding
officer modifying his decision to suit the
discontents.
The trouble arose over the announce
ment that that part of the programme of
yesterday covering greetings from the
churches to the congress should be aban
doned and the subjects outlined for to
day taken up. This was objected to by
hundreds of delegates, and when they
wrere overruled the demonstration fol
lowed. Today's morning session was pre
sided over by Rev. W. D. Chappelle of
Nashville, Tenn. After order had been
restored the congress proceeded with bus
iness.
The following papers were read:
"The Relative Status of the Ante-bellum
Home and the Home of Today,” toy Rev.
E. W. Williams of Abbeville, S. C.
"The True and the False In the Home
Life of the Negro," by Rev. B. F. Wheeler
of Mobile, Ala.
"The Function of the Home In the Re
ligious Instruction of the South," by Rev.
Charles E. Morris of New-* York City.
At the afternoon session Rev. R. H.
Boyd of Nashville presided. A number
of papers relating to the moral and re
ligious betterment of the negro were read.
LIBERALS PLAN TROUBLE.
Bloodshed May Result When Herzen
stein’s Funeral Is Held.
St. Petersburg, August 1.—The liberals
are planning imposing demonstrations here
and at Moscow for the funeral of the
murderer, ex-Deputy Herzenstein. Given
the present temper of people these demon
strations may result In collisions and
bloodshed such as marked the interment
of Prince Troubetskoy. The liberals havo
applied for permission to transport Her
zensteln’s body In state through St. Pet
ersburg from the Finnish to the Moscow
railroad stations. This has not yet been
granted.
The constitutional democrats ascribe t'he
murder of Herzenstein “to the counter
terrorist league," otherwise known as the
"Black Hundred,” with the alleged In
tention of exacting from the liberal ranks
life for a life of victims of the terrorists.
Herzenstein is said to have been selected
In vengeance for the death of General
Koslov of the headquarters staff, who was
murdered In the Plaza at Peterhof* on
July 1.
Two persons suspected of complicity in
the murder and a gendarme of Terloki,
who repeatedly has been seen in t'heir
company, have been arrested.
Premier Stolypin proceeded by yacht
yesterday to Peterhof, where he laid be
fore the Emperor for his signature the
formal ukase appointing Count Hoyden,
Prince Levoff and Alexander Guchkoff to
portfolios In the re-organtzed cabinet. The
announcement of the Emperor’s decision
Is not expected before Friday, and fears
are entertained that the revolt at Sveh
borg may influence him unfavorably In
the matter.
NEW FLORENCE HOTEL
IS OPEN FOR BUS NESS
t
Public Inspection Yesterday and Last
Night—Brilliant Social Event.
Elegant Appointments.
The New Florence opens today for bus
iness and its cafe, elegant and up to
date in every particular, promises to be
one of the most oopular institutions of
Birmingham.
Yesterday the hotel was open to the
public for inspection.
Crowds of ladies and gentlemen
thronged the building and at night the
reception was a distinctly social event.
The building was brilliantly illuminated
and the cafe was tastefully decorated with
ferns and flowers. The New Florence
ranks with the best hotels in the coun
try and only words of prajse for the
enterprise and taste of the management
wore heard yesterday. The appointments
of the hotel are said to be perfect. Every
piece of furniture In the house is new
and every room Is bright and airy.
ALL FROM PARKER’S.
Floral Decorations In the New Flor
ence Furnished Exclusively By Bir
mingham’s Leading Florist and
Grower
The thousands who attended the open
ing of the New Hotel Florence were im
pressed not only by the beauty and ex
quisite arrangement of the tlorai decora
tions and greenery but also by the pro
fuseness of them. The Impression cre
ated was that all the florists of the city
had been called upon to furnish the dis
play.
This Is not the case, however. All the
flowers, trees, shrubs. potted plants,
vines and other greenery used on the
four floors of the building came from the
green houses of John L,. Parker, who
gave his personal attention to the work
ing out of the scheme of decoration.
Asked by a friend last night If the oc
casion had not taxed his resources, Mr.
Parker smiled and said;
"By no means. We could have filled
half a dozen orders of the same size on
the same day, with plenty of material to
spare.”
This Is unquestionably true, for Park
er's green houses, which are at Helena
station, on the South Pnsley car line, are
tlie largest and most extensive In this
section of the country, and he Is constant
ly making additions to them in order to
meet the requirements of a patronage
which has spread all over Alabama and
the near-bv states. John U Parker's
position os’the leading florist and grower
of the most prosperous section of the
south is assured, and his name is known
far beyond the confines of that territory.
THROUGH CARS
TO EAST LAKE CASINO.
Leave corner 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 traveling
this.
Without a Rival
Moyer vehicles have no competitors.
The proportions, the style, the finish
given them are equaled by no other.
Every good horseman drives a Moyer,
and you will, too, if you will but ex
amine into the merits of Moyer goods.
Drennen Co. Department Stores
Studebaker, Milburn and Fish Bros. Wagons
Summer Tours
may be made with greater comfort and fewer changes of cars via the
I than any other line from the Southeast to all points in Colorado, Utah,
Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, Washington and the Pacific Coast.
THROUGH SLEEPERS
Dining Car Service and Quickest Time
Round trip tickets on sale daily, limited for return passage to October
31. Liberal stop-overs. S
Write for descriptive literature and detailed information—a postal H
will do. p
F. M. GRIFFITH, T P. A. ’ J. W. GANN, C. P. A.I
1903 First Avenue, Birmingham, Ala. , I
a BBrnwri ' " * Ml I W
LOW PRICES, LARGE STOCKS, PROMPT DELIVERY
HEIDT-NELSON I
Coa.1 and Lumber Company.
Phones 943. Avenue E, Bet. 16th and 17th Sta
BIRMINGHAM BOILER WORKS^
Manufacturers and Builders complete
BLAST FURNACES, STAND PIPES, STEEL CHIMNEYS, TANKS,
8TEEL CONSTRUCTION IN ALL BRANCHES, INCLUDING JAILS,
la our Repair Department we m ake a specialty ol repairing and testing
all kinds ol boilers and structural work.
Both 'Phones 1133.
Office and Works—Fortieth St reet and Tenth Avenue. North
Southern Railway
FOB
Atlanta, Richmond, Washington, Baltimore,
Philadelphia, New York and Other Eastern Cities
.
I 4 Trains Dally Birmingham to Atlanta.
Leave 6:40 a. m., 4:05 p. m., 6:50 p. m.,
11:30 p. m.
Trains Daily Birmingham to Washing
>2 ton, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New
York. Leave 6:40 a. m. and 6:50 p. m.
ELEGANT PULLMAN SLEEPING CARS
Modern Pin Ing Cars.—Service Unexcelled
W. H. TAYLOE, G. P. A. C. A. BENSCOTER, A. G. P. A., I
Washington, D. C. Chattanooga, Tenn.
J. N. HARRISON, D. P. A.,
Birmingham, Ala.

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