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RATES—One cent a word n day; no nd. tnken for Iprn (linn centn for flrat Insertion. Caalt mua( accompany every order. $50,000 Per Month to loan by The Alabama Home to build homes and to repay mort gages. The limit of cost Is lower than in any other company. Apply VV. V. M. ROBERTSON, General Manager. 2009 First Av« rJ'HE Age-Hepald will print | a II advertisements of 8 "Situations Wante i" FREE OF COST V you want a position, as'< for it in this column. Every | body will read your want and if you be worthy you will , find employment wan; lu. WANTED—Customers Tor showcases, iron safes and Carrara paint. Alabama Oro eery company. 1-1-tf WANTED—To buy automobile, in first class condition. Address Box 870, Bir mingham, Ala. 9 WANTED—Five or 0-room, furnished cot tage, with electric lights, bath and san itary closet; state location and rental. Address G. H., care Age-Herald. 9-18-7t SITUATIONS WANTED. WANTED-Only men with clean records furnished by the Young Men s Christian I association employment department. I fr-15-tf j WANTED-Position by experienced male i stenographer; railroad experience, as well as other lines; come well recom mended. Address Worker, care Age Herald. 9-23-2t ■■ --1, ^ITT___J- J_ HELP WANTED—MALE. COOK wanted In small family of three; no children. Call at 2027 Fifth ave. HELP WANTED—MALE. WANTED—Mon to learn barber trade; few weeks completes; little expense; big money to graduates; tools given, po sitions waiting; write for free catalogue. Moler Barber College, New Orleans, La. _9-22-61 WANTED—For U. 8. army; Able-bodied unmarried men, between ages of 21 and 85; citizens of United States of good character and temperate habits, who can speak, read and write English. Apply to recruiting officer, 7Va N. 20th St., Birmingham, Ala. 7-1-ly IF YOU CAN fill a high grad<®business or technical position, we have oppor tunities you ought to consider; write for booklet. Hapgoods, 633 Williamson Bldg.. Cleveland, Ohio, and 726 Park Bldg., Pittsburg, Pa. _ WANTED—Sign painter witli .ieipor. Her mitage, 17t'h street, near 1st avenue. _ 9-22-at WANTED—Good reliable men to represent and sell to dealers the products of the German Stock Food Co. of Minneapolis, Minn., the oldest and best stock food company doing business. We pay a very liberal commission and furnish a com plete sample outfit to responsible par ties. 9-17-14t WANTED-Commissary man to attend to small commissary and keep the hooks; state price and answer in own hand writing. Address Box 1, Centersville, Tenn. 9-9-20t WANTED—To pay liberal commission to j traveling men carrying side line of flav. | oring extracts, syrups, etc. Write South- ! ern Extract & Supply Co., Ch'attanooga, , Tenn. - _ 8-19-26t | WANTED—Unemployed men with clean records should register with the Young ' Men’s Christian Association employment ! department. Office hours, 9 to 10 and 12 to 2. 9-15-tf I WANTED—Men to take names for Bir mingham City Directory. Address in own handwriting. R. L. Polk & Co., P. O. Box 611, City.9-23-2t BOARDERS WANTED. FRONT^ROO^r*^vFurboardTl22 16th street. north, corner 6th avenue. ' 7-1-tf fcOOM with board. 2209 6th avenue. 9-14-30t AFTER October 1. excellent table board and rooms can be secured at 2112 5th avo. House will be remodeled and every thing first class. For information, phone 2194 Peoples. 9-23-14t PRIVATE family will-take a couple or two gentlemen to room, with board; large front room, furnace heat and bath, 2122 Ave. 1. Bell phone 19<kS. “‘ROOMS AND BOARD WANTED. GENTLEMAN wTTnts first-class furnished room; private family preferred. L. B. care Age-Herald. ^WANTED— Unfurnished room in private family; prefer one reasonably close in. References exchanged. Address Room, care Age-Herald. 9-23-2t WANTED—Board In private family for couple; state prices. Address K, care Age-Herald. 9-23-3t HELP WANTED—FEMALE. WANTED—First-class young lady book keeper; must be accurate anil rapid. Ad dress Bookkeeper, care Age-Herald. 9-23-3t ” FOR RENT. ^^OH^HENT^Nice office on second floor and entire third floor. 214-216 North Twentieth street. Apply to Louis V. Clark & Co. 8-31-tf FOR RENT—My residence on the corner of 20th street and Ave. G; one of the finest locations in the city; $65 per month. C. H. Ryed, 706 S. 20th street. 9-18-tf FOR RENT-Store house, No. 1927 Avenue A; 6-room cottage, 2323 Avenue I. Sill- i ney Hart. Peoples phone 13S5. 9-23-71 ; FOj* SALE. X^VERY^attmctive frame and stucco, 2 Btory. 6-room, new residence, Ensley Highlands, on South Ensley car line; storm shea ted; double-floored; hot and cold water; porcelain hath; plumbing and furnace pipes; $3500; easy terms. Jemison R. E. & Ins. Co. 9-14-tf FOR SALE—Vacant lots. West End, three blocks from car line price, $300; $10 down and $10 per month. Apply to owner, 1204 3d ave., West End. 9-23-2t FOR SALE—100 white Leghorn pullets for $75 on easy terms. P, care Age-Herald. 9-23-5t 1 ROOMS FOR RENT. FOR RENT—Front room. 2030 6th avenue. 8-26-su-mo-wed-tf i WILL rent furnished room to a couple or a gentleman; modern conveniences; location. South Highlands, half block of Loop car. Peoples phone 2307. 9-19-7t FOR RENT—Nicely furnished down stairs room, with every convenience for two gentlemen. 509 22nd st., north. 9-23-2t THREE furnished rooms for men; modern [ conveniences. References required. Luclen C. Brown, 2112 7th avenue. 9-23-2t BUSINESS CHANCES. PARTY with several lines of business wishes partner with $1000 to take charge of on« branch. Address P, care Age-Her ald. 3-23-it ONE CENT A WORD. HATES—One cent n word a dayj no *«d. taken for lean than 25 wnt» for flrat Innertlon. Cnah muat uoomnpauy every order. LAND TITLES. TITLE INSURANCE Jefferson. Shelby and St. Clair Couny. Title Business Exclusively. Birmingham Title and Guarantee Company, 225 Twenty-Brat Street. J. K. BROCKMAN, General Manager. (Organized July 1900. SOUTHERN AUDIT CO. Expert accounting in all its branches. Periodical examinations made. New systems Installed. 210 First Nat. Bank. Bell phone 630. PERSONAL. palmist will locate October 1. 4602 1st ave.. East Lake car line. If you are in trouble, sickness, separations, lawsuits, absent friends Interest you; If you need honest, good, sound advice, write or call on me; give names, dates and facts. 9-23-31 MONEY TO LEND. REAL estate loans, 30, GO, 90 days and 12 months. City Loan and Banking Ca, 106 North 21st street, Bell phone 240. 4-14-tf IONEY LOANED SALARIED PEOPLE and others without security; cheapest rates, easiest payments; offices in sixty principal cities; save yourself money by getting our terms first. D. H. Tolman, room 14, Watts bldg. 2006 Third ave. 8-1-ly llUNEV LOANED SALARIED PEOPLE without security; easy payments. Union Discount Co. 51* Woodward Rldqr 10-6-tf MISCELLANEOUS. ANT^'pouT'Slrl needing rnenasnip .nelp, advice, etc., will find ready and willing assistance by applying to the matron of 6olvatlon Army Rescue Home, 33rd »L and Ave. E. Birmingham. Ala 6-14-tf AUCTION! Auction! Tuesday, September 25, 10 a. m., at 1709 Btli avenue. All kinds of household goods, iron beds, dressers, washstands, range, chairs, lace cur tains. Sale rain or shine. 9-23-2t EASTERN Cherokees, notice. Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Af fairs, Washington, D. C., August 20, 1906—Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior has been di rected by the court of claims in the de crees of May 18, 1905. and May 28, 1906, In the case of the Eastern Cherokees and others, against the United States, to ascertain the individual eastern Cher okee Indians entitled to share In the fund awarded by the court of claims In said decrees, for which appropriation was made by the act of Congress of June 30, 1906. The decree of the court of claims of May 28, 1906, provides that said fund described in item two of the decree of May 18, 1905, shall be dis tributed to the Eastern Cherokees, as individuals, whether east or west of the Mississippi river, parties to the treaties of 1835-36 and 1846, exclusive of the ol 0 settlers, and that In the preparation o. the rolls of all persons entitled to share In said fund, the rolls of 1851 upon which the per capita payment to the Eastern Cherokees was made shall be accepted as the basis, and the fund shifll be distributed to the Individuals named in said rolls of 1851, or to their legal rep resentatives. Therefore, all persons now living, who were enrolled for the per capita payment In 1851 as Eastern Cher okees, either east or west, and all the legal representatives of persons so en rolled, who have died, should make ap plication to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Washington, D. C„ to be en rolled for participation tn the fund aris ing from the decrees of the court of elnims above referred to. Applications for minors and persons of uhsound mind should be executed by their guardians or persons having t'heir care and custody. All applications must be made upon the blank forms prescribed which may he obtained by applying to the Commission er of Indian Affairs or to the Superin tendent of Indian Schools, Cherokee, N. C., or to the United States Indian Agent, Union Agency, Muskogee, I. T. Applications not on the prescribed forms will not be considered. All applications must be tiled by January 31, 1907. F. E. Leupp, Commissioner of Indian Affairs. 8-20-to-9-3-mon-fri-12t REAL ESTATE. FOR SALE. |775—Lot, corner on 12th avenue, north, between 14th and 15th streets; terms extra easy, • Corner, 16th street and 11th avenue, north; 11X1x138, Lots near Powderly $100 to $150; terms, $5 cash, balance $5 per month with in terest. $1000 to loan on Improved city property for three years. L. G. PETTYJOHN. Phones 463 and 1101. 182614 35 Avs FOR RENT. Wo have several stores on the corner of Avenue "B" and 21st street that we will rent cheap. This place Is thoroughly modern and up-to-date In every re spect; the streets have recently been paved with bithulithle pavement and the locality Is surely a comer. See them before you rent. » W. G. OLIVER 4 CO., 2025 Third- Avenue. Both Phones 16S2. FOR RENT Office Building, 1923 First Ave. $4,">.00 per month—One new brick house, 6 rooms with bath, modern in every way, 18th st., between 10th and lltli avenues, south,. $2'» per month each—Four stores, 18th st., between Aves. A and B. Citizens Savings Bank, Real Estate and Rental Department. FOR RENT. (J-room cottage; best part North High lands; modern and in good order. 4-room cottage on 19th street, north; mod ern. 4-roora cottage, Woodlawn; center loca tion; large lot. 4-rooms and hall; bath, etc.; North High lands; low rent. Barge room in rear of building on 20th street, suitable for shop. GEORGE BILBE. Bell phone 24. 223 21st Street. FOR SALE. Without Cash Payments Now 6-roora houses, paved walks, street improvements, water, electric lights. Near car line, school, churches good neigh boor. $25.00 Per Month. B. F. POOLE & CO. Bell Phone 98. North Birmingham. FOR RENT—CITY. 1625 S. 11th ave., 6 rooms, modern, $35. 1807 Ave. B, 7 rooms, modern, $35. 1912.15th ave.. n., 6 rooms and hath, $17.50. 1916 15th ave., N., 6 rooms and bath, $17.30, WOODLAWN, ALA. 233 North 50th St.. -1 rooms, $11.50. 237 North 50th St., \ rooms. $11.5u. 117 South 63rd street, 5 rooms, $15. 119 Sooth 63rd street. 5 rooms, $15. North Haven. 5 rooms. $12. Smlthfleld. 6 rooms, $15. A. R. DEARBORN, 1921 First Ave. Both Phones 1102. ONE CENT A WORD RATES—One rent a word a day; no nd. taken for lenm than 2ft cents for Urnt insertion. Cash must accompany every order. FOR RENT RESIDENCES—NORTHSIDE. Oxford ave. and Jasper st., N. Haven, 6 rooms, $25. 1221 13th street, 9 rooms, modern, $37.50. 1205 13th street, 7 rooms, $35. 1205 11th avenue, 7 rooms $30. 1308% 1st avenue. 5 rooms per side. $25. Fountain avenue and 12th street, 7 I rooms, $31.50. RESIDENCES—SOUTHSIDE. 12th street and Woodland ave., 3 houses; 10 rooms each, $50. 2217 14th avenue, S rooms and hall, $50. 1031 13th avenue. 10 rooms; modern, $35. 2109 Ave. E, 9 ropms, $35. I 1011 Ave. I, 5 rooms, $35. Alley A and 20th street. S. E. corner; 20 rooms ea^h, $5 per month, $75. | 1718 Ave. J., 7 rooms, $37.50. 1801 Ave. C, 9 rooms, $35. SUBURBAN—FOR RENT. 6304 3rd ave., Woodlawn, 6 rooms; new, $18. 1006 McMillan ave., West End, 5 rooms; new, $15. 5406 1st ave., Woodlawn, T rooms, mod- | ern conveniences, $25. COLORED. 1420 14th alley, south, 4 rooms. BUSINESS-FOR RENT. Offices, 109% N. 20th street, en suite, $20. Second floor, 1921 3rd ave.; 25x140. $125. 1710-12 4th ave.; 50x140, 2 stones. $150. 2104 1st ave.; 25x140, 4 stories, $225. 2017 Morris ave.; 35x80, 3 stories, $175. 114 S. 22d street; 22x100, 1 story, $40. 2008 4th ave.; 25x75, 1 story, $75. 1308 1st ave.; 25x85, one story $40. 1923 1st ave.; 80x100, 2 stories, $.300. 2519 26th -ave., N. Birmingham; 20x70, 1 story, $12. 1310 1st ave.; 25x85, 1 story# $40. ,2202 Morris ave.; 2®x82, 8 stories, $77.50. 2126 2nd ave.; 25x50, 2 stories, $75. 24th street and 1st ave.; 50x140, 1 story, $85. 1720 2nd ave.; 25x140, 3 stories, $175. 110 S. 18th street ; 25x60, 1 story, $25. 2010 4th ave.; 25x75; cement floor, $75. JEMISON REAL ESTATE AND IN SURANCE COMPANY, 2024 Third Avenue. FOR SALE $2850—Half cash, balance easy; 6 rooms and bath; on car line at Woodlawn, $1750 Cash—5 rooms and hall, city water; lot 50x190; on car line at East Hoke. $2000—Terms; 5-room cottage; 100x200; on corner at East Hake. $1700—$600 cash, balance easy. 5-room cot tage, 72nd and Sloss avenue, East Hake. $1150 Cash—5-room cottage; lot 50x150; cor ner on 75th street, East Hake. 226 North 22nd street. Call for Robinson at Chas. Sumner’s 226 N. 22d St. Peoples 269. Bell 933. FOR SALE $4500—Buys modern, 2-story home; 4 bed rooms upstairs; near 11th avenue and 14th street, south. $6000—Modern, furnace-heated home; 4 j bedrooms upstairs; nice lot; near 11th , avenue, south. I $5750—New, 8-room. 2-story, modern home; furnace, speaking tubes, electric lights; I on Northside; at a bargain. $5000—A very attractive cottage; on North 24th street; on easy terms. $4500—Nice, modern cottage; 6 rooms; on ISt'h avenue, south; beautiful view; large lot. $8250—Beautiful lot on Highland avenue. Whatley ® Brown. Phene 3165. 208 21st St. WANTED Location for a first class shoe store In Birmingham either on Twentieth street between First and Third avenues or on Second or Third' avenue between Nine teenth and Twentieth streets. Will buy unexplred lease and take location at once or any time between now and April 1. Lease must be for 3 years or more. Can give best of bank references. Address SHOE STORE. I*. O. Box 251. Memphis, Tenn. I I ■ THROUGH SERVICE VIA L. & N„ E. & T. H. and C. & E. I. 2Vestlbuled Through Train* Dally O NASHVILLE TO CHICAGO THROUGH SLEEPERS and DAY COACHES NEW ORLEANS'. TO CHICAGO oinino cars serving all meals ek rout* a U. BILLMAN. a. P A.. S. L ROOERS, Urn. Aft •VANaVILLE INO. RAAHVILLI. TINN. TAKE When Going to Texas and the West, 'vrite C. H. Morgan, traveling passen ger agent. Birmingham. Ala., for full lnformataion as to rates, schedules, eta E. P. TURNER. T. P. A.. Dallas, Tex. Try the Gawk for half-tone and line Illustrations. Age-Herald Building. __LEGAL NOTICES. __ Notice to Contractors. Notice is hereby given that the com mlsslnoers’ court of Walker county, Ala bama. will receive until 1 o'clock p. m. on the 27tii day of September. 1906, seal ed proposals for the furnishing of ma terials and performing the labor required In the repairing, erection, extension and completion of the court house at Jasper, Ala., according to the plans and speci fications prepared by Walter Chamber lain & Co., architects of Birmingham, Ala., said plans and specifications not having been formally adopted are subject to change, modification or rejection at any time before approval of bid. All bids are to be delivered, sealed to the probate judge of said county, on or before the time above named. A certified check or draft for two (2) per cent of the total amount of the bid, payable to the probate Judge of said coun ty, must accompany each bid, such check to be forfeited to tile county should the contract be awarded to the bidder, and he fall within thirty days after being notified to execute a contract for the faithful performance of his bid, and fur nish to the county a surety bond equal to the amount of such bid. The plans and specifications above named are on hie open to public inspec tion, at the office of the probate judge at Jasper, ,Ala., and in the office of said architects at Birmingham. Ala. Bidders shall set forth In their pro posal blank the number of buildings of this character and fireproof erected by them, the cost of each of such buildings, and the different locations as well as such other information as will establish their experience In detail with this class of construction, their diversity of experience and qualifications to cope in a satisfac tory manner with the conditions that will arise to Insure prompt and proper management. It Is suggested that each.bidder should visit the town of Jasper. Ala., personally Investigate the local conditions, and make an accurate survey and examination of tho present old building that Is to be re paired and extended. The commissioners’ court reserves the right to reject any or all bids. JAMES W. SHEPHERD. Judge of Probate. August 24, 1906. 9-l»-9t Crossties Wanted. The Birmingham Terminal company will receive proposals until October 1, for 9500 hewn post oak. white oak or long leaf yellow pine cross ties, 7x9x8 6-inch, f. o. b. Birmingham, Ala., or point of shipment. Usual specifications: Inspection to be made at shipping point. Also for sixty sets of sawed long leaf yellow pine 7x10 switch ties. Same condi tions as above. Address all communications to the Bir mingham Terminal company, Walter H. Harrison, chief engineer, Birmingham. Ala., and mark “Proposal for cross and switch ties.” 9-19-71 Notice of Sale. In re. T. V. Boardman & Co., Bankrupts. Under and by authority of an order iRStted In the above styled cause by the Hon. A. C. Berch, referee. I will, on Thursday, September 27, 1906, In front of the United States court house door, In Birmingham, at 12 o'clock m., sell to tha highest bidder for cash all the notes, lease-sale, contracts and book accounts due said firm. A list of said notes and accounts can he seen on application to the undersigned. Said sale will be made subject to the approval of the court. B. A. THOMPSOM, Trustee. 9-21-5t. _ Stockholders' Meeting. A meeting of the stockholders of the Tennessee Coal. Iron and Railroad com pany will be held at the principal office of tlie company at Tracy City, state of Tennessee, on the 16th day of October, 1906, at 12 o’clock, noon ,to vote upon a resolution to increase the capital stock of the company to fifty million dollars by the issuance of new common stock, to au thorize the disposition of the new stock, to direct the legal steps to amend the charter of the company accordingly, and to take such further action as may be proper in the premises. September 20, 1906. BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. L. HOOVER, 9-24-2t-ino. Secretary. —-USE Southern Express Co.’s MONEY ORDERS for all your small remittances, by mail rt otherwise. Sold on all points in the United States, Canada and on Havana, Cuba. CHEAP AND CONVENIENT. NO APPLICATION REQUIRED. A receipt is given and money will be refunded if order is lose. Sold at all agencies of the Southern Ex press Company at all reasonable hours. RATES ARE AS FOLLOWS l CENTS NotOferfc 2.50... 8 44 5 00... ft 44 10,00... 8 44 20.00...10 44 80.00...12 * 40.00... 15 • 60.00...18 • 60.00 20 * 75.00..25 * 100.00.30 wimi Not Over #102.00 .33 “ 105.00 35 “ 110.00.38 “ 120.00..40 “ 130.00..45' “ 140.00. .44, “ 100.00.48 ‘ 100.00..00 “ 175.00. .00 “ 200.00..60 SHIP YOUR GOODS BY THE SOUTHERN EXPRESS COMPANY This Company operates on 30,000 miles of first-class routes, and has connections rvlth otter responsible Express Companies for all points accessible by express. Ail uliipinents of merchandise packages, valuables, etc., are constantly in the care of . special ineMsengers selected for the pur pose, and forwarded on the fast passenger trains. Special attention Is given to the handling of perishables. LOW RATES AND COURTEOUS TREATMENT* SOLID VESTIBULED TRAINS, THROUGH SLEEPING CARS, ELEGANT DINING CARS. For all Information, write JNO. M. BEALL, General Passenger Agent, St. Louts, Mo. Attractive ads. are Illustrated. Let the Gawk make your illustrations. Age-Herald Building. "S LABOR SCARCITY CAUSES TROUBLE NEGROES ARE DESERTING PLAN TATIONS FOR RAILROAD CON STRUCTION-COTTON PICKERS ARE GROWING SCARCE. New Orleans, September 23.—R^P'•• v losses threatened to the cotton crop by reason of negroes leaving the plantations In large numbers to engage in other branches of labor have been received by New Orleans cotton dealers. Several cot ton factors today reported the receipt of appeals from planters asking for aid in securing from 60 to 100 laborers each to assist in the approaching cotton har vest. The loss of negroes from the planta- 1 tions is attributed principally to induce- j ments offered them in railroad construc tion, which is at present on a boom in the Mississippi delta country, and also to t'he opening of new lumber camps. Southern Louisiana and Mississippi are the regions from which the complaints come. TRIBUTE TO GORKY. A Plea for a Genius Who Is Not Un derstood. From Harper's Weekly. Gorky has run the whole gamut of agonies. The descendant of men famed for cruelty and for miserliness, one grand father was degraded from the ranks of the army of Nicholas I. for wanton bru tality to his soldiers, a quality which he afterwards exercised without restraint upon his family and his servants, while the maternal grandfather who brought him up was known In his neighborhood as a bigot, a skinflint, and a hypocrite. Gorky's father died when he was four years old, and his mother handed him over to his grandfather, and never again troubled herself about him. At the age of four he fell victim to cholera, a dis ease of which Ills father, catching it from him, died; at seven he had small pox; and at nine, still ignorant and il literate, he was put out to earn h1s own living behind the counter of a book store. Despite his further pitiful pushing from pillar to post, working In tile shop of an Icon-painter, as scullery boy for a cook on board a river steamer, working in an underground cracknel bakery, where the light of day never pierced the Cimmerian gloom of the stifling hole in which he labored from early morning till ten at night, his strange, unquenchable genius yet flowered. The cook on the steamer taught him to read, and with this ad vantage he raised himself to the level where he Is easily recognized as one of the most poetic and forceful writers of l Russia. Naturally enough the virtues he glorifies are not of the kind to be understood in the pleasantest and most conventional country of civilization. It would be dlf- | flcult for any one In our 1«d of free public education, organized charities, so- | defies for the prevention of cruelties to children arj to animals, to fathom the sufferings of a man who. with the awful capacity of genius to feel In himself and for others, had been, even as a little child, so initiated Into the miseries and j the vices and the degradations of life. Doubtless if his hooks were well known I here they would win him little popularity. The intensity, the vehemence, the insls- | tence upon reality, candor, the unabashed I holding up of the mirror to life as he has seen It. the heart-rending pictures he ' paints of the breaking of the Individual on the social wheel, the quenching of the great, primal, personal virtues in the smelting fire of a social system, are too rude, too rough, too alien, to be un derstood. Few men can utter the whole truth. And the primal virtues of courage, force, can dor. love, must be reborn, divested of egoism before they appear sublime—not suicide in despair, but the glad abnega tion of life for others; not alternate spasms of hatred and raptures of love, but the still waters of brotherly affec tion—are the conquering and universal forms. Those who offer us the highest Ideals are the greatest prophets, but those who unmask hypocrisy and petti ness and selfishness serve life, too. And this great genius, misunderstood, one day received with acclaim and the next rele gated to obscurity and oblivion, must at least have the consolation of knowing that when his little detractors lie in that utter oblivion which best crowns the average man, his name will be honored for all that he has suffered, all he has attempted all he has overcome. Highest Known Temperature. Prof. Robert K. Duncan, In Harper’s for October. Sir Andrew Noble has reached the high est point of temperature in terrestrial thermometry. He has accomplished this by exploding cordite dn closed vessels with a resulting pressure of fifty tons to the I square inch, and a temperature of no less than 6200 degrees, centigrade. Sir Wil- : Ham Crookes saw that one incidental re- ' suit of this experiment should have been the formation of diamond—that Is, if his calculation were correct. On working over the residues of the explosion-chamber he has recently extracted from them small crystals that seem to be veritable dia monds. We sec, then, that if men can not control the conditions that make for large diamonds, they, at least, under stand them. It is, in all likelihood, a matter of a comparatively short time when the diamond will have been con quered as absolutely as the ruby. With this Anal temperature of 5200 degrees, centigrade, we have reached the limit of man’s present attainment. On looking back, we see that every step in tempera ture he has so far taken has led him Just so far along the path to universal conquest—the absolute conquest which he Is destined ultimately to make. Rut In this phase of temperature alone he still has far to go. We have had evidence from many sources that even in the sun. which is by no means the hottest of the heavenly bodies, and which, yet possesses temperatures that transcend anything we know on earth, the very' elements of mat ter lie there disintegrated into simpler forms. Such temperatures are the dis tant Alpine heights ever and ever so far higher than the slight ascent to which we have so tediously arrved. Up to Him. From Harper’s Weekly. It Is said that Chairman Sherman of the republican campaign committee was recently approached by a somewhat un important Ohio politician, who, though formerly a republican, has of late years voted the state democratic tickets. It appeared from the man’s conversa tion that he had seen the error of his way, and was now once more prepared to vote and work for the party which he had left. At the same time he hinted he would like a job at campaign head quarters. “I'm sorroy,’’ Mr. Sherman is reported to have replied, “that I shall have to dis appoint you. Glad to see you back; but In these days the wise prodigal brings along his own calf.” Lightning Cures Rheumatism. From the Kansas City Journal. Captain Dolly of Fort Leavenworth has been struck by lightning three times. He received his first shock twenty years ago. At that time one of his knees ‘had been crooked by rheumatism and one finger was so badly out of shape that he had planned to have it amputated. After the stroke his joints limbered ud and got well. FOR SALE $4500—An attractive 8-room residence, near 11th ave., south; furnace heated. $5SQ0—A 7room, oak finish, cottage home east of 20th street, near Highland ave. 66 feet front by 115 feet deep. Good value. Splendid locality. $3500—Six-room, 2-^tory residence on S. 20th street. A bargain at the money. Terms to suit can be arranged. $9500—A right Jam-up, 2-story, 10-room, furnace heated residence, large lot, 100 x200; cannot be duplicated for $11,000. $1500 cash, long terms on balance if de sired. Plenty of shade. $4<§0—A modern, 8-room, furnace heated home at West End; sewerage, bath, etc. Buy this for $500 cash, balance easy monthly payments. - —? 1 ■ ■1 $12,500—One of the choicest homes on the South Highlands; overlooks the whole city; modern In every respect and a real bargain. Terms if desired. $5750 will buy a new furnace-heated, 8 room Norwood home. This is splendid value and can be bought for $1000 cash and easy monthly payments. $1850—A nloe vacant lot on 15th street, near 10th avenue, south. $4000—A real attractive home on South 15th street; 6-rOom cottage. $4500—Seven-room, modern home; close in; on South 18th St. $30 Per Foot—Several choice lots on 15th avenue, south. If it's a home you want, north or south* see us. We have several real bargain* that we are not permited to advertise. THOMPSOIM-BOOTH, REAL ESTATE « INSURANCE CO. 2113 FIRST AVENUE. THE GEO. F. WHEELOCK CO. MANUFACTURERS OP Galvanized Iron, Cornices, Window Caps, and Skylights. —Roofing-Building Papers-Furnaces— 107-109 South Twenty-First St., Birmingham, Ala. Birmingham boiler works^ Manufacturers and Builders complete BLAST FURNACES, STAND PIPES, STEEL CHIMNEYS, TANKS, STEEL CONSTRUCTION IN ALL BRANCHES, INCLUDING. JAILS. In our Repair Department we m ake a specialty of repairing and teating ail kinds of boilera and structural work. Both 'Phenes 1133. Office and Works—Fortieth fit reet and Tenth Avenue. North. FISHES WEATHERWISE. Foretell Storms and Frosty Weather, Says Old Fisherman. From the New York Sun. “In their way,” said the old fisherman, “fishes are good weather prophets. “If a storm is approaching the fish stop biting and they won’t bite again until the storm is well over. They appear to know when a storm is coming and when it has really passed. “And to fishermen, and farmers living along shore, fish fortell the near approach of cold weather. Hours before it comes fishes leave the shallow waters in shore and seek deeper water, which • in its depths will stay warm and keep an equable temperature after the shallower and surface waters have turned cold. “Oh, yes, fishes know a thing or two about the wreather.” Shakespeanean Melodrama. From Harper's Weekly. (Solton Maynard, an instructor in Eng lish at the Cheshire academy, Cheshire, Con®., has been in the habit for some time of asking the boys In his Shakes peare class to give appropriate titles for the scenes in different plays. The other day, after reading "The Merchant of Venice,” he asked one of the boys to suggest a good title for the scene where Jessica steals away from her father's house with Lorenzo. The boy showed his familiarity with melodrama, if not with Shakespeare, by answering quickly, "No mother to guide her.” Unusual. From the Houston Post. "What are you looking so happy about?” "My parishoners gave me a donation party last night.” "Well, that’s a funny thing to look pleased over.” "But, man, it almost paid expenses.” Knew His Man. From the Philadelphia Press. “I think I’ll let you make me a sack suit of this cloth.” said Poorman. “Very well,” replied the tailor; “I can make you that suit for $28 or $75.” “What’s the idea in the two prices?” “Cash or credit.” * Natural for Them. From the Houston Post. “Those young fellows act like a bunch of fools,” “They consider that thby have a right to act that way.” “I’d like to know what right?” “They belong to t*he smart set.” Hasty Conclusion. From the Chicago Tribune. Tommy paused a moment in the work of demolition. , “This is angel cake, all right,” he said. “How do you know?” asked Johnny. “I’ve found a feather in it.” Try the Gawk for half-tone and line lustrations. Age-Herald Building FINE BUNCH Of Snake Stories Ends Reptile Season In Pennsylvania. T&m&qua (Penn.) Cor. Philadelphia North American. Even the advent of cold weather can't stop the vivid Imagination of the snake story liar, who has been unusually indus trious around here this year. A local paper that has during the sum mer made a specialty of snake stories, gathering them from all parts of the re gion, contributes the following “late-edi tion’’ tales to its symposium. These stories, It is said, have the merit of abso lute truthfulness, none of the men quoted being in the class of cheerful, but harm less, prevaricators mentioned above. “Engineer Edmund L. Boyd of the East ern Pennsylvania Street Railway says that while running lines for the extension of the line from Tamaqua to Mlddleport his men noticed a number of men search ing around in the woods near Tuscarora. When they were asked what they were looking for they said a snake. “One of their number, In answer to Mr. Boyd, said: ‘Partner, the snake we are looking for is twenty feet long. Now, I'm not handing you a lemon; that's the straight truth. I and two other men saw it yesterday. It came through the woods making a noise like a cow. Saw it plainly. It colled along leisurely, and went down to the pond below the town. “ ‘There were a number of ducks there, and it swallowed about three of them, and then entered the woods again. One month ago there wore 100 ducks on that pond: now there are less than a dozen.' " Jack McCarthy, the old newspaper man, who is now living retired on a farm near Weatherly, tells the press that he saw Mrs. Wilson Hess kill a fourteen-foot rat tlesnake at the foot of Butler mountain. The reptile had Just swallowed four chickens belonging to Mrs. Hess, and w'hen it was cut open they were found to be alive. W. Penn Kemble, editor of the Mount Carmel Item, tells the following story: “Placing his hand In a hole Just outside the workings of the Richard colliery to hide hs mining lamp, Fred Reddinger of South Locust street was horrified to feel something clammy pressed against his hand, and then to feel sharp pains, as though his hand were being punctured with red-hot needles. “Drawing out his hand, he found that a snake had sunk its fangs into the flesh. He tried to Jerk away, but the reptile held fast, and in terror he started to run toward the colliery with eight feet of snake trailing in his wake. In despera tion. he finally stopped and crushed the snnke's head with a stone. Then he sucked the poison fr,om the wound. The snake had a small head, and wras of an unknown .species.’* After the Riots. From the Chicago News. Gunner—Yes, I went all through New York and got a souvenir from each place,1 Guyer—Did you get a souvenir from Co« ney Island? Gunner—You bet. Guyer—What was It? Gunner—"Why, a black ejr*.