ing for boys is that it
withstands the strenous
life. It’s put together
with exacting care.
—And besides durabil
ity, there s no escaping
style and good looks if
your boy wears one of
Cheviot, Worsted, Homespun
Suits, $5 to $15
Carefully made suits of
white duck, linene, repp,
chambray, linen, etc.; 2 1-2
years up. All white and
fancy trimmed. $1.25 to $5.
Colored suits $1.00 up.
Sailor blouse suits, 5 to 9
years; $1.25 to $5.00.
Boys’ Hats, Oxfords
Suits for boys 6 to 12
years, stylish linen Norfolks,
tan and new striped pat
terns; perfect fitting gar
ments. $4.00 and $5.00.
Porosknit shirts and draw
ers to match, 25c garment;
union suits 50c.
Lisle union suits $1.00.
Checked nainsook shirts
and drawers, 25c and 50c
In the Heart of Birmingham
1922-24 First Avenue
TALKS ON THRIFT
What In Thrift?
“Economy no more means saving
money than it means spending money;
it means administration of a house;
its stewardship; spending or saving,
whether money or time, or anything
else, to the best possible advantage.”—
There seems to be a mistaken Idea
abroad as to just what is meant by the
word thrift. It means more than the
average person thinks it does.
When In these talks we speak of
caving money, we do not for an in
stant want any reader to think that we
advocate miserliness—grubbing, cheese
paring, squeezing and saving every
possible cent, at the expense of self
respect, comfort and health.
At times, spending, instead of sav
ing, may be the wisest course. Thrift
at once earns and saves, with a view
to wholesome and profitable expendi
ture at a fitting time.
But the actual accumulation of
money is the outward and visible sign
that a. man is really thrifty, and, al
though thrift means more than just
caving, to a large extent saving Is the
measure of a man's progress.
Money isn’t everything. It can’t al
ways buy health and happiness, but if
by your present thrift you are able to
get into comfortable circumstances and
banish the worry of debt, will you not
be doing something that will surely
make for health and happiness?
While saving alone is not thrift, It
is an Indispensible part of it. How
ever, we do not wish to encourage any- j
one to be stingy. Between saving
money sensibly and being a genuine
“tightwad” there is a vast difference.
Thrift is more than prudence, which
is merely good judgment and foresight
In the practical affairs of life. It is
more than economy, which is a dispo
sition to save. It is more than frugality
which is prudent economy in the care
of money or goods.
Parsimony is excessive and unrea
sonable saving for the sake of sav
Miserliness denies one's self and oth
ers the comforts and even the neces
sities of life for the mere pleasure of
Industry earns, economy manages,
prudence plans, frugality saves; but
thrift earns, plans, manages and saves.
As W. H. Kniffin, Jr., puts it in his
new book, “The Saving Bank and Its
Practical Work:” “The thrift habit
teaches a man to earn largely, that
he may save wisely, so as to be able
to spend advantageously in the time
of need or opportunity, when the need
will be greater or the opportunity bet
ter than that of the present.”
Lord Rosebery, the famous British
[statesman, said: “Whatever thrift is, it
[is not avarice. Avarice is not genet*
jous; and after all, it is the thrifty peo
ple who are generous. All true gen
erosity can only proceed from thrift,
because it is no generosity to give
money which does not belong to you,
as is the case with the unthrifty. And
I venture to say that of all the great
phillantliropists, all the great financial
benefactors of their species of whom
we have any record, the most generous
of all must have been thrifty men.”
The safest and most convenient way to carry money is
in the form of Travelers’ Cheeks.
Ask our Exchange Department for information.
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MLB s FKAOR&MT: BELHOOUJS
Crop of 1912 Vuelta Abajo, exclu
sively used in
m IPomdiip® dta @afl®s
and pronounced by connoisseurs to
be the finest Havana Tobacco drown
on the Island of Cuba since 1905.
Several Prominent Hunts
ville Citizens Were Ac
cused of Vote Buying
Huntsville, April 8.-MSpeclal.)-Demur
rers that were argued several days ago In
the law and equity court In the Indict
ments found by the last grand jury
against several prominent citizens who are
accused of buying votes In the county
primary election last year, have been
sustained by Judge James H. Ballentlne,
and the cases, about a dozen in all, have
been dismissed. The indictments charged
the defendants with buying votes for can
didates for'county offices, when in reality
the election was held only to choose can
didates for Offices. There are about a
dozen vote buying cases growing out of
the city election yet to be heard.
Six hoboes and reputed bad men have
been arrested arid lodged in jail here to
await information from various states in
which they are wanted for crimes of sev
eral degrees. The band was rounded up
by Deputies Childress and Pierce in Mc
Calley cut, two miles west of Huntsville,
on the Southern railroad, where they were
camping for the night. The prisoners are
Arthur Thomas, John T. Bard, Mark
Edwards, Jack Nelson, Ed Doll and Will
Vickerson. More than half of the men
were armed, but they offered no resist
ance. One is wanted for murder, two
for highway robbery and ail are charged
with some crime.
In an altercation with an unknown man
Wednesday afternoon, Thomas B. War
ner, a well known Harness maker, whs
slashed three times with a knife and is
seriously wounded. The assailant escaped
by outrunning an officer.
G. W. Lewis, who has been traveling
freight agent for the Southern railway
here, has been promoted to the Chicago
office. He will he succeeded here by r.
A. Ross, who is now cnief clerk In the ul
fice at Memphis.
Capital of City National
Raised From $75,000 to
Tuscaloosa, April 3.—(Special.!—A
special meeting of the stockholders of
the City National bank was held bn
Wednesday afternoon for the purposo
of increasing the capital stock from
$70,000 to $100,000, This bank is the
oldest banking institution in Alabama,
having been organized in 1 869 under
the name of J. H. Fitts & Co., Mr.
Fitts holding the office of president
until the time of his death last year.
The increased stock is necessary in or
der to meet the demands of the grow
ing business and the fact that the
stock was readily bought by prom
inent business men is an indication of
tlie confidence of the 1 people in tile
bank and its officials.
“Reciprocity Day” was appropriately
observed by the Up-to-date club on
Wednesday afternoon at the residence
of Mrs. Edgar Boyd Kay In Pinehurst. !
Mrs. Charles E. Henderson of Troy,
president of Alabama Federation of
Women’s clubs, gave an interesting ad
dress on “Woman and Her Relation to
Clubs,” and Prof. J. S. Thomas of the
University of Alabama gave a finished
discourse on “Education.” Representa
tives of the other literary and mu
nicipal clubs of the city were present
and gave interesting reports of the
Work being pursued this year.
The Education club at the Univer
sity of Alabama, comprising a num
ber of the most efficient men in col
lege, has organized a free lyceum
course for the Alabama schools and
a series of entertainments will be
gin at once, the first to take place in
Northport on Saturday nig,lit.
MEN ALONG RIVER
Brewer Notified Help Will
Be Extended If the River
Gets Beyond Control
Jackson, Miss., April#0 -(Special.)—Sec
retary of War Garrison and Major Rus
sell of the signal corps have telegraphed
Governor Brewer to the effect that in an
ticipation of the inability of the local au
thorities to handle the flood situation the
government has assembled men and sup
plies along tlie river and placed Maj. J.
E. Nornioyie In charge of the field, with
present headquarters at the city hall, Cin
cinnati, while bis aide, Maj. J. A. Logan,
lrf at Louisville. It is suggested that Gov
ernor Brewer appoint some person fa
miliar with the situation and acquainted
with the needs of the people during such
calamities, to whom all local appeals
shall be made, and by him acted on be
fore making requisition on the govern
ment for assistance. The governor will
make the appointment in event it becomes
necessary and rather suspects that it
AT CORONA CAMPS
Oakntan, April 3.—(Special)—The Co
rona Coal and Iron company is putting
on peace officers at their different min
ing camps, as a result of several union
labor men having been in this vicinity
The Mountain Valley Coal and Iron
company arc reopening their mines at
Mountain Valley. The company will
spend about 320,(100 In new developments,
with equipment for a 400-ton capacity.
Will Harkins and B. Fox of Patton,
who have contracted the Standard Mine
works, have moved their families to
Toulon, France, April 3.-Two French
naval officers, Lieut. Aehille Lavabre
and Ensign Louis Adam and three petty
officers were swept from the deck of
the submarine Turquoise and drowned
while engaged in maneuvers In the
Mediterranean early today. The bodies
were recovered and brought to port.
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Decatur Man Fined $500 and
Given Six Months for
Decatur, April 3.—(Special.)—W. S. Cum
mins, well known as "Bud,’* was found
guilty of vagrancy here In the law and
equity court and fined $500 and w^s sen
tenced to iiard labor on the county roads
for six months. He has taken an appeal
to the supreme court.
Cummins is said to own property here
and Is also said to have a considerable
amount of cash in hank. He was indicted
a few weeks ago along with several other
soft drink stand men on the charge ot
vagrancy. The case against Cummins' is
regarded as rather a peculiar one.
Fred Dindeman was fined five days in
the county jail and $30 for tlie alleged
violation of the state prohibition laws.
He paid the fine and served his time.
Judge Thomas W. Wert of the law and
equity court has Issued orders for the
destruction of several gallons of whisky
and beer next Saturday on the courthouse
grounds. The liquor was seized In raids
on soft drink stands.
The Daw and Order league Is said to be
behind the county officials in their crusade'
against the alleged liquor violators, and
they are making war against them.
JAIL DELIVERY IS
FOILED AT DECATUR
Hobo Who Informs Sheriff
of Prisoners’ Intentions
Is Given Freedom
Decatur, April 3.—(Special.)—Giving his
name as Fredericks and claiming to be
the secretary of the National Hobos’
convention, a middle aged white man was
arrested here for beating his way on a
Louisville and Nashville freight train. He
was fined $28.50 by Judge Thomas W. Wert
in the Morgan county law and equity
While in the county jail Frederick told
Sheriff R. N. McCollouch privately that
some of the prisoners had files and acids
in the jail and that wholesale jail de
livery was being planned. A search was
made and the files and acid was found. On
this information Judge Wert remitted the
fine of Secretary Fredericks and lie went
on his way rejoicing.
ONE KILLED AM) SIX
INJURED IN FIRE
Pittsburg, April 3.—Charles Korno- i
cramp, a watchman, was killed, four
policemen and six firemen were hurt
and property valued at $75,000 was de
stroyed when the plant of the Woods
& Lloyd Co., manufacturers of glass
house supplies, burned on the South
Side today. The fire resulted from a
gas explosion In one of the buildings.
TO PROTECT LEVEES
Brewer Sends Men to Work
on Banks Five Miles From
Jackson. Miss., April 3.-(Special).—C.
R. Smith of Cleveland, president of the
Mississippi levee board, called Governor
Brewer over the* telephone this morning
and asked for 200 convicts at once, or
as soon as possible. Mr. Smith explained
that danger threatens at Goose lake,
head of Black bayou, five miles north of
Greenville, and that it must be raised
The governor promised to have the con
victs lined up at Parch man tomorrow
morning at 4 o’clock, at which time
Superintendent Dubbs of the Yazoo and I
Mississippi Valley railroad, will have a
special train in waiting fb transport
them and their guards, baggage, shovels,
etc., to Greenville.
The question as to the right of the
governor to use the convicts on the levees
was raised at yesterday’s meeting of
the board of trustees by Colonel Mont
gomery, who called on the attorney gen
eral for an expression of opinion on the
subject. The governor called for this
ojflnion this morning and the attorney
general declared that w’as the only work,
off the farms and public roads, they can
be used for. in fact the constitution
provides they may be used on the levees.
ELECTED AT TROV
Only One Change Made.
Pike County Court Con
Troy. April 3.—(Special.)—The city school
board was elected last night at a meet
ing of the city council. The members are:
E. M. Bashtnsky, John Bowers, John
Gamble, Sam Williams and Brady Owens.
There was only one change made, B. M.
Owens taking the place of Frank Folmar,
who has served with distinction for sev
eral years. ,
* diaries S. Jones, manager of the Boys*
Tig club of Auburn, with headquarters at
th* Agricultural experiment station at
Auburn, is in this city working In tho
interest of the Boys’ Pig club. Each mem
ber, boys between 10 and 18 years of age.
must get at least one pig, care for it
according to the instructions of the man
ager of the club. Over $100 worth of prizes
will be offered to the members of the
chib by the Pike County Fair associa
tion next fall. Mr. Fox Henderson la of
fering a pure bred Berkshire pig to tho
boy winning Clio greatest number of
The Pike county law court begins a
session next Monday. Judge Borum will
Mrs. Basblesky of Troy will deliver tho
literary address on “reciprocity day” he
for the Studiosis club of Montevallo. While
there she will also address the student*
of the Girls' Technical institute.
Demonstration of La Vida Corsets
La Vida Corsets are exquisite examples of corset craft, and
appeal to women of refined taste. They are made of the highest
grade of imported .materials, perfectly boned and exquisitely
trimmed. The La Vida Corset presents the wearer at her best, in the
symmetrical, long lines of present vogue. Mrs. Jean B. Marvin
will gladly give the benefit of her personal advice in the selection
of the best model for your figure.
Most authorities will concede that Mrs. Marvin is the author
ity on corsets, and her opinion is very highly valued among those
A demonstration of the newest La Vida Corset models, direct
from New York, is being given, and ladies will have the privilege
of consulting the famous corsetiere on all subjects of dress, and
particularly those relating to the corset.
"‘All those who desire to learn the little secrets pertaining to
beauty of figure should be present. (Corset Department—Second Floor)
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