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to Exact Extra Tolls for Everything PENNSYLVANIA AVE. LINED WITH SEATS Only Free Ones Are Those Around Capitol Where Oath Is Adminis tered—Most of These Are Reserved BY C. E. STEWART Washington, February 22.— (Special.) •The patriotic citizens of Washington, most of whom are either engaged in running hotels, rooming houses or cafes, and if there be any left not What'll Stop Sour Stomach? •They Act Uulck mill Rellpf Is Almost Immediate. There are some things so exactly Tight that to mention them brings calm and repose. And to use Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets gives the stomach just that kind o£ lift that makes you check up 100 per cent to the good. Particularly is this true with those who suffer with sour stomach. You feel so mean that you actually hate yourself. And yet in a few minutes these tablets sweeten the stomach, ar rest unnatural fermentation, start a powerful digestive action and prevent the formation of gas. They are composed of only such dl gestants as are approved by the very best of physicians. Real, live, progressive people want to be around where the activities of life embrace whatever circumstances dictate. If a house party serves a Welsh rarebit go to It. It isn't the easiest thing in the world to digest, 'tis true, but what of it? Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets will take care of you, keep your stomacli in control and your dreams won’t see an army of hobgoblins playing hobs with your nerves. Many physicians regularly prescribe Stuart’s Dyspepsia. Tablets for the stomach disorders of patients who are ill with some constitutional malady. They do so for the reason that these tablets are not a patent medicine and their composition is known and recognized as the most approved and most powerful of all dlgestants. Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets are sold and recommended by all druggists at 60c a box. If You Want New Furniture Why Don’t You Exchange Your Old For It? —Hood & Wheeler’s “NEW FURNITURE FOR OLD” plan en ables you to sell all your old, “off style” furniture at its full val ue and buy the new, modem, pretty furni ture you want. —Boar in mind, too, at this big, modern store you choose from the largest and finest stocks of home furniture in Alabama, and in every instance, quality for! qualitv, PRICES ARE LOWER. —This plan of “NEW F UE N I TUB E FOR OLD” has proven re markably popular. ItJ has been the means for many homes to realize value on old furniture, refurnish dining room, b edro o m or entire home with exactly the furniture wanted. —All old and shopworn fur niture is sold through our two exclusive second hand ; stores at 2111 2d avenue and 2011-13 4th avenue. Of course, '; no old or shopworn furniture | is permitted at our big 3d avenue store. Hood & Wheeler Furniture Co. 2012-2014 Third Avenue. ALI 1V1 E.NTA I fTeTI Sustain* the Organism Without Nourishment Effective for Debility and Want of Appetite. Recommended in TUBERCULOSIS, INFECTIOUS and WASTING DISEASES, ANEMIA, CONVALESCENCE, OLD AGE and DISORDERS of the STOMACH Sold by All Druggists E. FOUGERA & GO., Inc. W Beckman Street, New York j interested in one or more of these oc cupations. they have "special privi leges" to erect unsightly stands over the sidewalks or on any little spot of public ground not allotted to the in augural committee to which they will sell tickets to "view the inaugural parade" next Tuesday, are emitting groans and heaping "curses" upon Con gress today. The inauguration of a President is a business proposition with the people of Washington—business pure and simple. There is no maudlin sentiment attached to the occasion. With the in coming of a democratic administration, with rare foresight they saw long ago that there would be more than the ordinary number of visitors to Wash ington, who would come with the two fold purpose of seeing the sights and to also hold tlielr aprons under the iplum tree. Ordinary advance of rates could reasonably be expected. It is the I custom everywhere, and the American traveling public is not unused to it. In Baltimore on the occasion of the democratic convention, rates were high er than ordinary and in some cases where distinct advantage was held over the "ultimate consumer" they were ex orbitant, but Baltimore was a piker when it comes right square down to sandbagging tlie public by the side of the capital city. Congress Acted Too Late Arising out of a storm of protests from all over the country over the rates being asked by hotels and lodg ing houses In Washington for accom modations during inaugural week, Con gress early in the week passed a reso lution which in effect would mean the revoking of the license of hotel keep- ^ ers and others serving the public upon complaint and proof of exorbitant charges. Congress, however, acted too late for any good to com© of their action so far as the people who com© to Wash ington next week are concerned. Most everybody who expects to visit the cap ital at that time has already arranged for accommodations and paid the price asked or at least contracted to do so. It may save a little to those who can afford to ride in taxicabs. Under the , threat of Congress to revoke licenses the taxicabs companies may retain their present rates—which by the way are expensive enough to satisfy most any one. If you have an hour oi* two which you want to put in riding round Washington in a taxicab it might be well for you to do some calculating —it would probably be cheaper to buy a Ford. Stands Erected Everywnere It is remarkable to see the number of stands that are being erected along Pennsylvania avenue and the line of procession. Every little space big enough to hold half a dozen people is being utilized and tickets sold to about five times the number that could be comfortably packed into it, without the actual use of a pile driver. In front of the botanical gardens is a long row of circus seals which will seat thousands and apparently it is not the intention of those who control them to put any cover over them. Monday they Were covered with about an inch of snow and slush, a chilly reminder to the speculator of what might happen next Tuesday. A seat in a window along the line of march is only for those who own stock in the Standard Oil company or who simply want to maintain their financial standing for this one occasion and then go into voluntary bankruptcy. I'p to this time there is no intimation of a charge being made for standing on whatever portion of the sidewalk there is left after the numerous • grand stands’’ a re completed. Seats Free at Capitol At the capitol the stand and seats where the President will be awofii in and will make bis inaugural address is an immense affaii and the fact that all this space will bring in no revenue must fill the inaugural committee with despair. These seats are free—to those who can get them. They will contain the members of the Senate, the su preme court, the House of Representa tives and the press, and others around the capitol entitled to them. Each sen. ator and member of Congress is en titled to eight seats. But this number will not much more titan accommodate the members of his family and their friends and is going to leave large numbers of would-be postmasters. Unit ed States marshals and tilings out in the cold to ponder it over. If the weather is bad the President wilt be sworn in in the Senate cham ber. The Senate of the Sixty-third Congress has already been caled into extraordinary session for the purpose or receiving Vice President Marshall j and of confirming Wilson's cabinet. (ireul precaution is being urged upon the police and the detective agencies of llie government to look out for piok podiets and crooks, but It Is believed that "professional courtesy” will pre vent anv great numbers of this gentry from coming to Washington next week. FREAKISH STORM MAKES BIRMINGHAM LOOK LIKE REBEL TORN MEXICO CITY (Continued From Page Five) and 60 miles and hour, and not as much damage was done as by the storm yes terday morning. ity of business men T meet are as op Weather Man Talks According to Mr. Horton, professionally speaking lie could not even call the storm a gale. “Anything over 4t> miles an hour we call a low gale and make a special report on it to headquarters, anything over 50 miles an hour we call a high gale and anything over Go miles an hour is a hurricane,” said Mr. Horton. “The only way I can account for the damage done by this storm is its long duration. The high winds we usually record here are only for a minute or two at most, but from s o'clock Wednesday night until about 2 o'clock this morning there was a southernly wind at a steady velocity ranging above 30 miles and hour all the time and at times reaching 36. The high est wind came about 2 o’clock and soon after that the storm was over.” Over 2% inches of rain fell between 1 and 3 o'clock yesterday morning. Turnbull on Telephone Service “Everything that men and money can do is being done to repair the telephone system.” stated D. F. Turnbull, local manager of the company, last night. “Something like a thousand telephones were disabled by the storm, the worst sec tion being Ensley where the exchange caught fire. Partial service was resumed yesterday between tlie West End and the Woodlawn and the East Lake and the main exchanges. These are the only ones disabled besides the Ensley wires. Several phones I have had installed in Ensle> and some will he placed in Wylam and other sections of that end of the city so that some communication can be had with the main exchange and other parts of the city. It will he a week or 10 days, however, before we can get the Emicy exchange repaired. What ma terial we did not have here lias been ordered from Atlanta, and is now en route by express and we will work just as speedily as we can to do the work right. There is no way by which l can even estimate the damage to our company, but it will run to several thousand dollars.” The Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company did not suffer very much. Several delays were caused by trees be ing blown across the tracks or poles torn down, but it was nothing serious ami with the exception of the early morning cars the service was very liftle delayed. Burris Store Badly Damaged The .1. B Burris & Son department store. 5903-5 Second avenue, Woodlawn, was probably one of the heaviest losers in this district. Almost the entire roof, it Mai- staled, \sas blown off the aior*. jubinim Mississippi Guard Could Be Mobilized On Short Notice Jackson, Miss., February 27.— (Spe cial.)—Adjt. Gen. Arthur Fridge states that in the exent war should be de clared wit'll Mexico, or if volunteers were called for to go against any other old country, he could assemble every National Guardsman in the state at a given point inside of 48 hours, fully armed and equipped for business. The Mississippi National Guard num bers about 1100 men and officers. The number is small but is no indication of lack of military spirit, being due largely to the fact that the state makes very small provision for the organiza tion—smaller than does any other state in the union. Against the $10,000 ap propriation in Mississippi, with 1100 enlisted men, the state of Washington with only 700 men appropriates $98,000 per annum. There are now a number of com munities scattered about over the state where military companies are wanted, says General Fridge, but investigation of conditions have proven to the sat isfaction of the department that such companies would not live two months, hence It is hardly worth while to or ganize them and throw away money. Companies are asked for in commu nities where there are no town, no railroad facilities. If organized there it would be impossible to keep track of ithe guns and other property. There is no house in which an armory could be established and the consequence is that all furnishings would be carried to the homes of the members of the companies and lost, stolen or worn out. ... Is the largest in Woodlawn, and the dam age was estimated at several thousand, i dollars. One of the narrowest escapes in the city I occurred at the home of R. E. Middleton, 416 Twenty-second street. The chimney was blown over and falling on the roof, came through. Mr. Middleton's small daughter was sleeping directly beneath the place where the brick fell and narrowly escaped. The roof caved in but a large beam in the construction happened to be almost directly above the child’s bed and probably is what saved her life, as it caught the roof laden with brick and held it. Big Sign Torn Away "Be An American.” the giant sign which has been flashing that patriotic emblem from the top of the American Trust skyscraper, found during the storm of yesterday morning that the elements do not exempt proportions or patriotic sen tences when seeking something upon which to vent their wrath. For the sign was found yesterday morning scattered over the spacious roof of the American Trust building, while a part of the Amer ican flag was humbled in the dust over one block away. A defect in a welded ring loosened one of the cables. The sign, which is the largest in the south, and which was about five times the height of an ordinary man, was held to the building- with exceedingly strong cables and other fixtures. It was erected on the highest building In Birmingham by Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company experts, and was guaranteed not to be torn down by a wind less than 300 miles per hour In velocity. That guaran tee saves the American Trust from loss, as the wind yesterday morning was 00 miles per hour. The sign is not only the heaviest and •highest sign in Birmingham or the south, but is far the most costly than has ever been designed for a southern institution. The words ’‘Be An American" were worked over an American flag, and it is considered one of the handsomest electric signs in the country. The American flag is considered exceptionally fine work. The high wind, however, yesterday morning which played havoc in many quarters finally tore the sign from its moorings and it was ruined. The loss of the sign was one of the most widely talked of antics of the storm yesterday on the streets. Approaching the city all that chanced to lok toward the newest sky scraper instantly perceived that the sign w'as missing and commented upon the ve locity of the wind which destroyed the massive emblem. The bank officials announced that im mediate steps had been taken to have the sign replaced by the Birmingham Rail RAILROAD RATE CASE BECOMES A VERY COMPLICATED AFFAIR Montgomery, February 27.—(Special.)— If* the federal court should dismiss the Louisville and Nashville railrokd's pe tition for an injunction preventing the Alabama railroad commission from en forcing its order for a 2‘£ cent passenger tate, the railroad would immediately re quest an injunction on the ground that the order was unreasonable and confisca tory. This was the rumor at the state capitol today. If the railroad were to take this step a long court contest would resolve itself into a continuation of the railroad liti gation which was started whetl the Co mer legislature enacted a 2% cent pas senger rate law in 1907. Should the rail road be granted a decision and the com mission enjoyed from enforcing its or der it would appeal immediately to the federal* court of appeals, according to statements. Discussion has started about a measure which has been passed by the United States Senate preventing one federal judge from passing upon the constitu tionality of a state law or issuing an injunction against a railroad commission or administrative body and providing that three Judges must sit lu such cases. If the law is passed immediately the state may receive the benefit of orders for the restoration of the cent rate are issued to the Western Railway of Alabama, the Centra! of Georgia and South and North Alabama and the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis railroads. way, Light and Power company officials. The sign was badly twisted, but it was said by Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company officers that the loss would not be heavy. HALEYVILI E P. M. FIGHT GETTING WARM Haleyville, February 27.—(Special.)—The race for the Haleyville postmastership is getting interesting. A petition has been circulated and numerouesly signed to Con gressman John L. Burnett, asking that a primary election be held to nominate the candidate. The Collegian Male quartette of the Redpath Lyceum will give their enter tainment at the school house auditorium tonight. Postmaster Appointed Falkville, February 27.—(Special.)—Rob ert O. Speegle, former assistant in the postoffice here, it is reported, has been appointed postmaster for this place, un der the civil service rules. Mr. Speegle took the examination several weeks ago. Mr. Speegle is at present an attachee of the Decatur postoffice. CHILDREN WANT TO SKATE ON SIDEWALKS Anniston School Children Present Pe tition to Mayor Wikle, Who Will Limit Age Anniston. February 27.—(Special.)—A petition signed by several hundred school children and praying that the honorable city council of Anniston repeal the anti sidewalk skating ordinance was present ed to Mayor J. 1a Wikle Thursday. He says he is going to have it framed and put in a public library. A few days ago, tlie mayor told the children that they could skate if they would behave them j selves, but since then one or two persons have been collided with on the sidewalks and the mayor now says that he will limit the age of sidewalk skaters to 11 years and that if many more accidents occur, he will be forced to enforce the city law against the diversion. Mr. Milligan Moves Anniston. February 27.—(Special.)— W. G. Milligan, one of the most sub stantial citizens of Cleburne county, making his home at Heflin, was in An* niston Thursday with his family en route to Pensacola. Fla., where he will reside in the future. SELMA WORKING FOR CONVENTION IN 1914 Invitation Will Be Extended Alabama Education Association Selmn, February 27.—(Special.)— Prof. Arthur F. Harmon, a former pres ident of the Alabama Educational asso ciation; Secretary Morgan Richards of - the Selma Chamber of Commerce, and * •T. B. Ellis will formally extend an Invitation to the Alabama Educational association during the annual conven tion which will Ue held in Montgom ery next month for that organization to hold Its 1911 scslon In Selma. Invi tations from the city council, the city school board and the board of trus tees of the Dallas academy will also be extended for tile meeting to be held In Selma. A large number of teachers from all parts of central Alabama will attend the meeting which will be held In Montgomery next month and they will join -with the members from Selma in urging that the Invitation which this city will extend be accepted. The city school board of Selma ex pects that work upon the new high school building which Is to be erected upon a lot on Mabry street will be started during the next few weeks and Hint the building will be ready for oc cupancy by the beginning if the next scholastic year in October. When com pleted the new school building will cost $30,000, a bond issue for tbut amount having been authorized by an election which was held here last •April. SECTIONAL VIEW OF THE NEW GRAND CENTRAL TERMINAL, NEW YORK CITY New Grand Central Terminal The Heart of New York City The interior of the New York Central Lines’ new Terminal, just opened in New York City and dedicated to the Public Service —is a marvel in size and com pactness, beauty and utility, com fort and convenience — a terminal larger than and different from any other in the world. Broad inclined walks take the place of stairs—the distance from street to train is a short, easy walk. Standing at the center entrance on 42nd Street you can see The Twentieth Century Limited, across the waiting room and concourse. The movement of the traveler is a progressive one, the ticket windows coming first, the Pull man windows next, the baggage office third, then your train. There are no steps to retrace, no time lost, passengers proceeding direct from waiting l'Qorn or con course to train platforms. There are two great concourses, each 300 by 120 feet, one for through passengers and the other for suburban passengers. The tracks on two levels within the terminal aggregate 33 miles. Forty-nine acres are devoted to through traffic and thirty acres to suburban traffic. Thirty thousand people may be comfortably accommodated in this te rminal at one time. Over t wenty million will use it in a year, indeed is planned to accommodate a hun dred million people annually. All trains entering and depart ing from the Terminal are drawn by electric motors—no smoke, no noise, no dust, no soot. Train platforms are broad, and level with car floors; no steps to climb, or descend. For the comfort and needs of women, there are private rest rooms ran “Water Level Route** and waiting rooms with maids in attendance, toilet rooms, manicure and hair dressing rooms, and shops —all within the terminal. Surrounding the Terminal is building a new civic center, em bracing convention, amusement and exhibition halls, hotels, clubs, and restaurants, post office, express offices, modern office and apart ment buildings and numerous stores and specialty shops. The new Grand Central Termi nal is located in the heart of New York, and is the only station on all lines of local traffic—the subway, the surface and the elevated. More than 7,000 cars pass its doors every day, affording easy transit facilities to the furthermost part of New York City and suburbs. Within a radius of a few blocks are 49 hotels, 58 clubs and 35 theatres. """ Plan your next trip East over the Water-level Route of the New York Central Lines. Enjoy three hours along the Hudson, and reach the heart of New York through this remarkable Terminal.