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PROBLEM EVEN TO OUR LAWMAKERS Members of Alabama Dele gation Don’t Save Much of Their Salaries SOME KEEP HOUSE AND OTHERS BOARD j TTnderwood and Hobson Only Mem bers Who Own Their Homes. Several Have Rooms at Hotels Hy C. E. STEW ART Washington, February 10.—(Special.)— Probably no question before the American people hag been so widely discussed, both by orators and the press, and there is probably no problem of legislation—if it Is a problem of fegislation—in which the public is so keenly interested and so keenly alive, as the high cost of living. Everybody, in all walks of life, is In tel ested, from the man who earns his daily bread by the sweat of his brow to the man who controls the operations of big Industries. The mechanic, the artisan, the merchant, the professional man and the legislator, all realize that the cost of living has rapidly advanced over what it was only a few years ago, and is still advancing. The constituency at home need have no fear that his representative at the national oapitol will forget it. It hangs like a grim spectre over the representative himself, and is a constant reminder to him of the needs of his constituent. The cost of liv ing in Washington is in the "midst” of Congress all the while. Years ago con gressmen could live much cheaper and still keep up with the procession than they can today. In the Old Days Then when their salaries were in the neighborhood of $9000 per annum they could live very comfortably and save a little for the next campaign; now their salaries are approximately $8000, and the demands upon them are constantlly grow ing Washington is a great city, and it is absolutely necessary for a congress man or a senator to live in' a manner befitting his station, and unless he has private means at the end of the year his balance looks like the bank roll of an outspoken clergyman. Most of the Alabama delegation live in hotels. Mr. Underwood, Henry Clayton, j G. Washington Taylor and R. P. Hob- j son keep house. The remainder of the j delegation. Including Senators Johnston j and Bankhead, live in hotels and apart- j ment houses. Underwoods Keep House lrp to a short while ago, and while he was a candidate for the democratic nomi nation for the presidency, Oscar Under- , wood lived at the Dresden, an elegant ' apartment house in the northwest section | of the city. Recently, however, Mr. Un derwood purchased the home of the late1 lamented Archie Butt at 2000 G street, northwest, and not very far from the White House. This home is on a corner and is a comfortable three story brick, and if Mr. Underwood had to dig down and pay rent for its use it would not cost him less than $2000 per year. It has a reception room, a parlor and dining room all on the lower floor, besides tlie hall, all opening into each other, and which Mrs. Underwood has furnished with quiet but elegant taste. It is a fitting home for the democratic leader, and one which is destined to be used extensively during the next four years in the entertainment of | Mr. Underwood’s friends and associates in Congress and political life. At the same time, and while there are no extrav agances, it is no hard matter to figure what goes with Mr. Underwood’s salary. Mr. Underwood brought his cook from Alabama, and she is a good one. He keeps a butler, a negro man, who takes his cut from the majority leader and knows just exactly how to handle the large number of visitors at the Under wood home. How the Senator? Live Senator Bankhead lives at the New Willard. The New Willard is to Washing ton what the St. Regis Is to New York. The atmosphere breaths of dollar marks. When you go in the New Willard what loose change you have on your person begins to struggle around seeking a change of scene. It is only since Mrs. Bankhead has been in Washington that the senator has been at the New Willard. Prior to that time he was at the Raleigh. At the very least the senator cannot get out on less than (6000 per annum at the New Willard. But it is worth the price to get onto the curves of predatory wealth, and the senator daily returns to more Bohemian surroundings by taking a 15 or 20 cent lunch at the Senate office building, and smoking 5 cent cigars. With all this, however, after entertaining con stituents and buying cigars, the senator is in no great danger of dying “rich and disgraced” if his salary is his sole source of income. Senator Johnston lives at the Cochran. The Cochran is an exclusive and elegant lltttle hotel in the northwest section, not so expensive as the New Millard, but it can go sbme itself. It is quite safe to say that neither of our senators is buying any bank stock out of the savings from his salary. Claytons Also Keep House Representative Clayton keeps house. Keeping house in Washington is much more expensive than having apartments and taking one’s meals out. When you art* keeping house, especially if you are a congressman, and have a charming wife. a* Representative Clayton has, who knows everybody and is very popular, naturally there is a lot of entertaining. Entertaining Is very pleasant but it comes ti'gh. There can be no question but what Mr. Clayton is on perfectly familiar terms with the “high cost of living,” and he li\ es very modestly at that. Representatives M'illiam Richardson, iJohn L. Burnett and Fred U Blackmon Are You Going to Market This Season? The Merchants and Manufac turers of Atlanta will make many special offerings for the next three weeks. Our stocks have never been as large, nor complete. All the latest novelties and the last word in Paris creations. On a season like this all economies count. You can save a lot of time, and practically all the expense, as railroad fare both ways will be refunded to all mer chants; buying an adequate bill. Write H. T. Moore, Secretary Atlanta Merchants and Manufacturers Association A very charming love story, full of the tenderness and pride of the Southland. —N. r. World THE ■ The swinging story both stirs and pleases. It begins well and ends better, while between it no page or moment that drags or “lets down.” —Chicago Record-Herald A story within a ttory, dramatic, ardent, and sym pathetic, one to be followed with unflagging interest. —Detroit Frea Press was pure romance, it is in The Valiants of Virginia. —Boston Globe of Virginia is undoubtedly the author’s most significant work. —Des Moines Register flf Loader Illustrated by Castaigne. Price fl.35 net ■ rHE BOBBS-MEKRJU. COMPANY . INDIANAPOLIS NABORS SUES L & N.l I I _ Fireman Recently Acquitted on Charge of Wrecking Train Seeks Damages Decatur, February 10.—(Special.)—Wil liam Nabors has just filed suit in the | Morgan county law and equity court here i against the Louisville and Nashville Rail road company for $50,000 for alleged false arrest and imprisonment. The suit for damages grew out of the fact that Nabors was arrested here some months ago on the charge of wrecking a train In the yards of the railroad com pany. He ww tried on this charge and was acquitted. The police have been working on the supposed dynamiting case in West New Decatur, hut up to tills time they have accomplished nothing. B.v many people It is believed that it was not a case of dynamiting at all. but that It was a meteor which fell. Many people claim they saw a dash of light on the sky before the report of the dis charge was heard. Mrs. Walter D. Shepard of Montgom ery, state president of the Alabama Christian Endeavor utjlon, delivered an address at the W’illoughby Presbyterian church, New Decatur, yesterday evening at 7 o’clock. A suit for $5000 damages against Sheriff R. N. McCulloch has been filed in the courts of Lawrence county by John W. Davis of Lawrence county. A few weeks ago Davis was arrested by Deputy H. H. Wright of Decatur, on a state warrant charging assault with attempt to murder. Davis was placed in jail here and then taken to Lawrence county, where it developed he was not the man wanted. A large quantity of whisky and beer is stored at the county courthouse here, having been captured in raids on blind ti gers by the sheriff and his deputies from , time to time. live at Congress Hall. Congress Hall is a small but rather pretentious hotel on, Capitol hill; it is convenient to the House" office building and convenience costs money. A couple of nice rooms with a private bath and meals for two may be had at Congress Hall for from $190 to j $22o per month. It is also convenient for a congressman to tuke a constituent for 1 a meal, and in these tfnies when there are a few constituents dropping in every now and then this cuts no small figure. Representative Dent has apartments and takes his meals out. Representative Hef lin lives at the Now Varnum, right next door to Congress Hall, and Representa tive Taylor keeps house. Representative Hobson also keeps house, and owns his own home at 2117 S street. Mr. Hobson entertains a great many visitors, and while Im lives modestly, he declares that he has forgotten what his salary voucher looks like; it is gone before he realizes it. There are no very rich men among the Alabama delegation, and most of them at least must live within their salaries, and for them to do so in Washington there is little danger of them forgetting or over looking the fact that the cost of living is a great, problem. There arc a good many rich men in Con gress who never feel it, and cannot real ize it. Representative Gardner of Massa chusetts, for instance, has three secre taries, who draw the major part of his salary. He lives on his private Income, ar he is many times a millionaire. Sen ator Crane allows his secretary to draw all of his salary In addition to his own. but Senator Crane is reputed to be the richest man in the Senate, even richer than Senator Guggenheim. WALTER JONES GOES Testimony of Convicted Slayer of Rowan With held From Public Montgomery. February 10.—-(Special.) Walter Jones, under death sentence for the murder of Sloan Rowan at the Cnion station last June, was a wit ness before the Montgomery grand jury today. What he said no one no; connected with the grand jury knows but rumors are that his story was n sensational development in favor of th< state's contention that Howan was killed as the result of a conspiracy. ft has been reported that Jones re fused to testify at previous sessions, standing upon the right granted bj the constitution. Howan was u mer chant at Benton, Lowndes county, and was killed on a Western Railway of Alabama passenger train while on the way to Selma after appearing before the grand jury here. Jones' father, J. H. Felder and Henry F. Vandiver an under indictment for murder in the same case and when they arc tried the state will attempt to prove that Jones and others conspired to kill Rowan ho he could not appeal against them in arson cases in Lowndes county. Jones was guarded by four deputies heavily armed while he talked to the grand jury. He was carried from the county jail early in the afternoon and spent several hours in the grand jury chamber. What he. said no one has au thority to say and the story will never i»e known. Jones was convicted Ihki July and Is awaiting a decision of the supreme court irt his appeal case, sub mitted soon after he was declared guil ty of murder. Washington. February in.—Tam many Hall's contingent of 100 march ers In the inauguration parade Marcii 4, will be headed by £5 real Indians to be brought here from the west repre senting 23 tribes, and each Indian will be garbed in his distinctive tribal dress. Recently an intimation was given that Tammany might wish to have as a fea ture a live tiger, but this was deemed unwise and the Indian feature was sub stituted. Robert N. Harper, chairman of the civic committee, today said that no definite conclusion bad been reached with Mrs. Elmer E. Black regarding the participation of the American Woman's Peace congress in the pa rade. Mrs. Black today conferred with members of the inaugural committee but no agreement was reached for the reason that the inaugural committee prefers no women take part in the pa rade. Mrs. Black then said her con tingent would be composed of men, dressed in white, witli a woman herald at the head. Efforts to have the peace congress take part in the suffrage pa geant ou Match 3, probably will suc ceed. SEVEN PRISONERS ESCAPE FROM WIL Rear Windows of Huntsville Prison Prized Apart and Men Escape Huntsville, February in,—(Special.) — By prising apart the bars on the rear win dow of the city prison with tools that had been left within their reach by work men, seven prisoners escaped sometime during the night, and are still at large. The escaped prisoners are Walter Hill. Tom Bailey, Wesley Moore. Tajnnlc Donaldson, Robert Vincent, Will Lacey and Jack Gulley. Lacey, a new prisoner, was a blacksmith and led the others In the work which gained them their lib erty. The Butler training school and the Huntsville high school basketball teams have accepted challenges to play games with the Athens female college team In Athena on February 22. Elijah Chandler and son. Learner Chandler, farmcre, who live In the north ern part of Madison county, have been arrested and lodged In jail on charges of illicit distilling. A raid was made on the Chandler place by Deputy Colector Camp, Deputy Marshal Root and others and portions of an illicit distillery were found. Will Lacy, a young white man, who claims to have come here from Tennes see, and his 17-year-old wife are under arrest hers, the former on a charge of violating the white slavery art and the latter as a witness. JURISTS’ ACCOUNTS SIM SHORT Discrepancies of Over $10, 000 in Account of Deceased Men Montgomery, February 10.—(Special.)— Discrepancies of more than $10,000 in the accounts of former Probate Judge A. J. Driver nnd the late Probate Judge John Vardanian of Chambers county, will be made known to the grand Jury when it la Impaneled March 3. This statement was made by Judge L. Brewer of the fifth Judicial circuit today when he reached Montgomery to hold circuit court for Judge \\\ W. Pearson Judge Brewer refused to discuss the report, saving that it would become pub lic property after it had been referred to the grand Jury. Report was made by II. V. Brooke, state examiner of public accounts, who filed a copy with Governor O'Neal. The governor refused to make It public, saying Judge Brewer was the person to give out the information. 100,000 NAMES ON “SUCKER LIST” New York, February 10,—The so called “sucker list” of the mining com panies promoted by Julian Hawthorne, Joslah (Juinoy, Albert Freeman and Dr. William J. Mortoi), who are on trial In the federal court for alleged fradu ulent uso of the malls, was compiled from 100 college catalogs and contained 100,000 names. So testified Freeman to day under cross-examination by gov ernment counsel. He identified a check for J20.000 as one of hls own and said It was drawn to cover tile expense of making the list of names of persons to whom literature was sent. Testifying us to the cost of printing circular let ters sent out, Freeman said: “1 did not rare how much I paid if the letter was perfect. But the trou ble was to get the different numes put Into the letters in hucIi a way as to make those who received them think they were personal letters from Haw thorne and not mere circulars. I sent out fully 700,000 of those letters." JOHN FOWLER ON TRIAL ATANNISTON Charged With Complicity in Kennedy Murder BETTER TRAIN SERVICE Anniston Merchant Walks to Jack sonville in Record Time—Jack sonville Rector Prominent in Various Organizations Anniston, February 10. (Special.' John Fowler was the first of the remain ing defendants in the Pearce-Kennedy feud cases to be arraigned when the cases wore called In the city court of Anniston Monday morning. He is charged with complicity in the murder of Shelt and Sarge Kennedy, father and son, who were killed in a pitched battle. New passenger service has ben inau gurated in the way of a modern, first class, electric lighted passenger car on the Southern passenger train between this city and Rome. Ga., No. 24. There had been considerable complaint In re gard to the service, but it was promptly remedied when brought direct to the attention of the company. Rev. Dr. W. T. Allen, rector of the St. Duke's Episcopal church at Jack sonville, north of here, probably enjoys the distinction of being chairman of more organizations than any other one man in the county. He was here today to at tend a meeting of the Calhoun county humane society, of which ho is a di rector. Dr. Allen says that over 800 members have been recently gained in the colleges and universities of the south for the White Cross Single Standard league of America, of which he is chairman. He Is also chairman of the Major General John H. Forney national park commis sion, chaplain general of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and will attempt to revive the chapter of this city, lie claims that Governor O’Neal has neon derelict in his promises in regard to this organization. Other affiliations outside of his church work keep Dr. Allen very busy. Anniston lias a Weston in the person of Julius Marcus, a merchant. Several years ago he became alarmed at the rapid increase in his fat. Sunday morning he made a trip to Jacksonvlle at 8:30, the distance being 12 miles. He waited 10 minutes at the postoftiee there and re turned, reaching Anniston at 11:30. George K. JebeleS, a Tenth street rex tauranteur, w’ho has been convicted a number of times of seling liquor In vio lation of the law', was again convicted In police court Monday. Announcement has been made of the engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Corinne Jendson Collins of this city, to C. F. Douglass, a well known at torney. The wedding date has been withheld, but it will occur this month. bailie Anderson, charged with the theft of a poeketbook from an aged white man by the name of Padgett, was bound over to the grand Jury under a $800 bond At on day on being tried before Recorder Green. ODD FELLOWS WILL CELEBRATE Jackson, Miss.. February 10.—(Special.)— The Odd Fellows of Jackson will celebrate tbe seventieth anniversary of their or ganization in Jackson next Wednesday night, and at which time several of the grand lodge officers from over the state are expected to be present. A special musical programme has been arranged, and at Its conclusion a feast will he ten dered the members and their friends. YEGGMAN STEALS $6000 FROM VAULT Nashville, February 10.— A .Tamper, Tenn., special dispatch today nays that the Ma rlon Trust and Hanking company vault there was blown during 1 lie night by yegg men and about $0000 in rash and $.'150 in jewelry obtained. A telephone oper ator was held up to prevent an alarm. Spring Manhattans Too early to talk about Spring Manhat tans—? Why, the cro cuses and violets do their preparing in much colder weather. Given the impulse, and every thing from crocuses to man starts to get ready —at once. Surely these new Manhattan Shirts are worthy the “impulse.” Fine line stripe madras patterns; pink, light blue and lavender Manhattan Shirts $1.50. Pin stripe Manhattan percales, made with box pleated front, $1.65. Cluster stripe madras, pleated front, new blue and gray effects in Manhattans, $2.00. Corded stripe madras, with side or box pleat front; tan, blue, gray and green, $2.25 and $2.50. Russian cord madras, with inch pleats; a Manhattan beauty, $3.50. Waistcoats Linen, Panama cloth, worsted and silk; fine selection here; $3.50 to $6.00. 1922-1924 FIRST AVENUE NOTICE """ Temporary Change in Route of East Lake Cars. Commencing on Wednesday, February 12, on account of the reconstruction of tracks and paving on 24th street, East I.ake ears will run in and out of the central section of the city ns follows: In on 1st avenue 1o 17th street, thence to 2d avenue, thence to 19th street, thence to 1st avenue, and out 1st avenue. BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY, LIGHT & POWER CO. Commissioners Vote to Dis continue Work of Four Years IIjr .1. II. KWIS. Livingston, February 10. — (Special.) Sum lor county today slid from its pin nacle as the most progressive cattle raising county In Alabama and hit the | bottom of retrogression with a dull jthud, when the board of commissioners unanimously voted to discontinue tick eradication. For nearly four years this great work ham been carried on and todav Sumter county is practically free »J' ticks. The cattle raisers of Sumter have made great progress. They have im ported many fine bulls to improve their herds and have looked after their bus iness in a careful and scientific man ner. Their fame had spread abroad and they are looked upon as authority on cattle business. TOBACCO COMPANY INDICTED BY JURY Henderson. Ky., February 10.—A special county grand jury today Indicted the Im perial Tobacco company of Kentucky and the Imperial Tobacco company of Great Uritain on charges of combining in re straint of trade. Tills action came after representatives of the Stemming District Tobacco company and several buyers have been trying to coma to terms on a selling price for 25,000,000 pounds of pooled to bacco. Charges thAt there was a reason for the similarity of prices offered, about TY2 cents, resulted in the grand Jury be ing called and today's indictments. Financial Gossip From the Pathfinder. Said one man on the street, speaking to a friend: “Well, money talks.** “Maybe It does,” answered the other, "but ail it ever said to mo was ‘Good by.’" j Still at the Top For ten years the sales of SHREDD I WHEAT have never failed to show an increase over the sales of the previous year, and this without any ‘‘free deals” for grocers or “premiums” for consumers. The supremacy of Shredded Wheat among cereal foods is unchallenged. After you have tried all the new ones you will come back to Shredded Wheat, the one universal cereal breakfast food, always fresh, always clean, always pure, always the same. Contains more real nutriment than meat or eggs, is more easily digested and costs much less. For breakfast heat the Biscuit in the oven a few moments to restore crispness; then pour hot milk over it, adding a little cream; salt or sweeten to suit the taste. It is deliciously nourishing and wholesome for any meal with stewed prunes, baked apples, sliced bananas, preserved peaches, pineapple or other fruits. At your grocer’s. MADE ONLY BY THE SHREDDED WHEAT COMPANY AT NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y.