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__ Your straw hat carefully i i * chosen now gives a higher: percentage of satisfaction, than if you got it later. It’s the early start that j conveys the whole message: Becomingness Style-distinction Durability Split Sailors $2 Sennetts, $2.50, $3 & $3.50 Knox Straws $4 & $5 Belgians Sennelts Fancy Swiss Japs Splits * ! ' jrjnr yorjc. Genuine Panamas $6 to $15 Bankoks $6 to $8.50 Telescopes and full crowns—in all the dimensions. ....-r-r—zzr 1922-24 First Avenue RIVALS FOR TRADE Montgomery and Birming ham Want Share of Growing Business Mountain Creek, April 17.—(Special.)— I Montgomery •'boosters,'' f) strong, passed this point today, bound for Clanton, In a special car. The object of these 40 men was to hunt for trade." They real ize that Chilton county Is a “gold mine," now that the Interstate Power company grid the Alabama Power company are paying out a half million dollars each month her# for labor employed on the Coosa River dam. These working men trave to egt and wear clothes and Mont gomery “is out for the money.” But Bir mingham merchants are "on to this” _ We Are Specialists In the repairing of Jew elry and the Resetting of Diamonds. Such delicate and responsible work may be entrusted to us with the fullest confidence that it will be done properly and promptly. And this is a particular ly good time to have it done. We are also careful and thorough in our treatment of watches. F. W, Bromberg Jeweler and Optician fact, and car loads of stuff from that city are switched at Ocampo for the use of the cash customers. Clanton did herself credit in entertain ing the Montgomery “boosters.” They were met at the station by a representa tive committee, composed of business men, such as Judge F. It. Deason, Editor Wood, Messrs. Foshee. judge Reynolds, W. I. Mullins, Senator Tom Curry, J. O. Middleton, Editor Tlcknor, M. C. Broad head, E. M. Pinckard, J. E. Robinson, B. E. Jones and others. The boosters were shown every attention and escotred to the courthouse, where “everybody” talked, and then “the boys” were treated to a fine spread, just such an Alabama feast as Chilton county is known to furnish. A large number of ladies participated in the “welcoming” of the Montgomery “boosters.” At the close of Saturday's business the Franklin theatre will close for several days for the purpose of remodeling the interior of the building. A new and artis tic ceiling will be put in, the decora tions will be changed and other improve ments including a rest room for women will be Installed. Beginning the first oL' May Dan S. McEachern will be manager of the Franklin. The women of the Methodist church will conduct a market of home cooking at Hall’s store on Avenue E this after noon and evening. The senior and junior team& of the Bush and Fairview schools played ball yester day afternoon at Crew's station. The seniors of Fairview defeated Bush, 8 to 6. while the Juniors of the Bush won, 9 to 3. Dan McEachern will return home this morning from a Birmingham hospital where he has been recovering from an operation for appendicitis. Clayton Herrin of Cottondale is the guest of the family of D. M. Lewis in Ensley. ANOTHER SLIDE IN CULEBRA CUT Panama. April 18.—A fresh slide oc curred Thursday in the east bank of the canal at Culebra heaving up the bottom of the cut just as oil previous occasions. Four construction tracks were destroyed, leaving only one In commission. The break was a repetition of the original movement on February 5,- which action, it Is said, will probably be repeated several times before the height of the bank and the"'volume of material are finally re duced. Pisgah Home You have read a good deal about it in the newspapers but do you know exactly what is being done at this institution?! Ralph R. Silver will have an illustrated article in The Age Herald tomorrow telling just what this institution is doing in Birmingham. Tomorrow’s Age-Herald will be unusually rich in timely feature articles. Regular contributors to The Sunday Age' Iierald include Marion Harland, Dolly Dalrymple, Laura Jean Libbev, Myrtle Miles, Karl Kaffer, Bill Vines, C. F. Marked,1 Frank G. Carpenter, Dr. W. E. Evans, Dr. George Eaves, Dr. B. F. Riley, ad of whom keep abreast with the world’s move ments and'whose instructive articles are read and preserved ad over the south every week by thousands of readers. If you are interested in sports, especially baseball, you must not overlook The Sunday Age-IIorald, which contains regularly the most superior sporting section of any southern newspaper. The Age-Herald is the only Sunday newspaper in Birming ham printing the dispatches of the Associated Press, the great est newsgathering agency in the world. ■-1 _ New York Dinner Talk Did Not Make Hit VIEW IS TOO RADICAL Question Is Now Being Asked How Far the Vice President's Utter ances Agree With Views of the President By C. R. STEWART Washington, April IS.—(Special.)—It can not be said that the vice president of the United States made any very big hit with his Jefferson dinner speech delivered in New York last Saturday night. The New York papers declare it to be the utter ances of an “alarmist” and characterize it as “foolish.” The New York Times •points out that it has been the custom of our vice presidents to “refrain from public discussion of burning questions.” and intimated that this would be a good rule for Mr. Marshall to follow. Speaking of the vice president's warn ing that the right tp dispose of property by will may be taken away^by the repeal of statutes, the Times Bays: “We may as well talk of the red Indians coming to their own again or of the bears and the wolves eating up the people of the country as to talk of such an over throw of our social and political institu tions as Mr. Marshall projects upon the country from the depths of his not too profound imagination. When you once begin to inquire what would happen if everything was destroyed, you may as well give your fancy free rein. It would be as well for Mr. Marshall to give his fancy a period of repose.” World Also Disagrees The World also takes the vice president to task, and says he "should make no more apeches of such demagogic flavor * * * he should realize that such a speecji incites class hatred without re forming class discrimination. Such an ap peal to the predatory poor only helps the predatfry rich.- * * * Mr. Marshall would bo doing a great deal better to be at work in Washington proving the pro testations of the past by exerting his moral influence in the Senate to secure the passage of one tariff reduction sched ule than to be making speeches in New York questioning the right of a father to bequeath his property to his children." Mr. Marshall, however, is undismayed by the unfavorable comment and the ani mated discussion he has aroused by the introduction of his "revolutionary" ideas. He declares that he was not expressing opinions of his own, but was merely sum ming up the sentiment ^hich has been expressed to him by many honest finan ciers, lawyers, miners and laborers, men he had met on the street cars, on trains and in all walks of life. He has received letters from wealthy men commending his speech on the possibilities of the future, and from them and men In humbler walks of life Mr. Marshall has gathered that there is a growing sentiment against the enormous profits made by the combina tions of great capital of monopolistic na ture and the promotion profits realized in such deals as the consolidation of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad com pany with the United States Steel corpo ration. Action of Bar Association Mr. Marshall points out that it was the State Par association of Illinois at one time recommended that a large part of estates revert to the state. "I have never recommended such a tiling.” he says, “but T have simply pointed to it to show that the power to inherit and to devise are simply privileges given by the state to its citizens. Men of judgment have expressed to me the opinion that if a vote was taken on a proposition to make all estates over the sum of *100,000 revert to the state upon the death of Iho owner—the *100,000 hetng exempted—it would carry' two to one." Mr. Marshall 'believes that much of the discontent and disgust throughout the country at economic conditions lias been brought about by the exorbitant protect tion. It was first? defended on the ground that tlie revenue was needed to pay off the war debt, be says; next the defense was on the ground it was needed to build up our Infant industries, and still later it yvas defended ns being necessary for the protection of the workingman's wages. And finally it is put forward as neces sary to make up the difference in the cost of production at home and abroad with a reasonable profit for the manufac turer. “Men are asking whether there is any difference between the manufacturer who conies to the government for help in his business and the poor man who goes to the workhouse to ask for help. "The question is being asked why the government should be expected to guar antee profits to the manufacturer when it does not guarantee the difference in the cost of food at home and abroad to the consumer, with an extra dollar for a rainy flay. * “The people were toUl in t’he last cam paign that trusts were a natural evolu tion. and that the only way to deal with them was to regulate them. The people are tiled of being told such things. What they want is the kind of opportunity that formerly existed In this country.” Fear to Enter Business Mr. Marshall then pointed out men of tits acquaintance who had limited capital but who feared to enter business along certain line of manufacture because ^hey would have to compete with trusts who made the same goods, and that they had hen warned that the trusts would drive them out of business. To one important question uppermost In the minds of many Is whether or not Mr^ Marshall's utterances—considered most radical—In any way reflect the views of the administration. The President's views on trust problems have not been exactly along the line of thought presented by the vice president. Mr. Marshall's speech, of course, was largely in the nature of a warning to big business to "be good If they did not want to bring all the fright ful' possibilities he depicted down upon their heads. What would be of far more interest to big business right now would be an Indication of what might be expect ed from the department of justice, and whether or not Attorney General McRey nolds looked at the situation from the saint* ancle ss the vice president. It is more than probable that they will have to wait and see. The administration seems to be taking one thing at a time. Tariff reduction is the first thing, and will come to an end before trust legislation is taken up and likely before there is much action from the department of justice, unless it bn to follow up suits already be gun Til the meantime they will have the speech of Vice President Marshall to think about. The speceh Is probably the most serious part of it. FIRE FIGHTERS GET TING NEW UNIFORMS Tile Economical Tailoring company was successful in securing the contract to furnish the firemen of the fire de partment of Birmingham their uniforms for the year 1013- The measures are now being taken for their spring out fit. which will he up* to date in every respect. The uniforms W'St 1 be delivered In the course of two or three weeks.— Adv. / “Wait—I always take WHIG LEYS a. fffafWl N iHifkm^^ home on pay day. “My whole family likes it and I want them to. It’s a fine enjoyment that’s fine for them. “I chew it myself going home. It refreshes my mouth, purifies my breath, brightens my teeth, and gives me a good appetite. I haven’t had indigestion since I’ve chewed it.” BUY IT BY THE BOX It coats leas of any dealer— aad stays fresh until used. It’s sold at almost every kind of shop and stand B. D’Emo, Adr.. Chicago Look for the spear Avoid imitations DR. AUSTIN IS MADE Dr. Fowler in Charge of the Wetumpka Hospital BOARD NOW COMPLETE • _ Governor O’Neal Takes Occasion to Say That Dr. Fowler Was in No Way Connected With Delin quencies in Department Montgomery, April 18.—(Special. 1—Gov ernor O'Neal todaA appointed Dr. J. M. Austin of Wetumpka physician in spector of the state convict department to succeed Dr. ,T. T. Fowler, whom the governor has placed in charge of the tuberculosis hospital and penitentiary at Weutmpka. Dr. Fowler was induced to take the new position owing to the fact that he had been largely responsible for the erection of the tuberculosis hospital, and in order that the institution under his supervision might attain its highest degree of efficiency. Dr. Austin, w ho succeeds Dr. Fowler as physician inspector of the convict de partment, is considered eminently Quali fied for the duties of his new office, hav ing had several years' experience as con vict physIciaT). The new appointee is a young man; and the governor declared in a statement which he issued concern ing the two appointments that he was sure he would prove a most useful and energetic member of the board. "Under his administration," declared the governor, In speaking ot Dr. Austin, "I have no doubt that the humane policies pursued by Dr. Fowler will be vigorously and effectively followed, and that under his administration all things that will tend to better the hygiene and sanitary conditions of the convict camps ami the proper and humane treatment of their inmates will be vigorously carried out." Praise for <Dr. Fowler In speaking, of Dr. Fowler the gov ernor said that the evidence brought out in the recent probe showed that Dr. “Fowler was in no way connected with the delinquencies ot the convict depart ment. With the appointment of Dr. Austin as physician inspector the personnel of the hoard of inspectors has been completed. I.. F. Greer is the only member of the 'old board who has been retained on the new, Hartwell Douglass having been ap pointed as J. G. Oakley's successor, ami Dr. Austin as the successor of Dr. Fow - ler. The governor's statement Is as follows: “I have this day appointed Dr. J. M. Austin physician Inspector ami Dr. J. T. Fowler as physician in charge of the tu berculosis hospital and the men in' pen itentiary at Wetumpka. In making these appointments at this time it is proper to state the reasons for my action 1 The tuberculosis hospital is a new departure in the treatment of convicts and Dr. 1 owler Is very largely responsible for the effieency with which It lias i"en con ducted. In fact, its establishment is very largely due to his zeal ami interest in tlu* condition of tbese unfortunates. j "In order that this Institution might; as rapidly as possible obtain its maxi- , mum of efficiency It was in my judgment j necessary that it have that constant and watchful supervision which was impos sible from Dr. Fowler while he was liur-j dened with the other duties pertaining to the office of physician Inspector of con victs. 1 considered him of all men In the state the most desirable to lie in charge of this Institution, and with ids consent this appointment lias lie* n given him Instead of renewing his r.unmission of physician inspector of convicts. Not Connected ^Vith Delinquencies “it gives me great plem-m* "> state that the attorney* jybo imw ■■onducteil the investigation into the »i«unsfini-ut <*f the. convict department have . » mously reported to me that the tviU* u c vonclu pively shows that Dr. Fowler was In no manner whatever connected with any of the delinquencies of that department, and that he performed all of his duties with honesty and fidelity. Ills transfer to this nowr position is an evidence of the confidence I have In his character and ability, and is in reality a promo tion. “In appointing Dr. Austin as convict inspector I looked to the fact that he was prepared for the duties of this posi tion by two years’ experience as a con vict physician. From the manner in which he discharged his duties during that period, and from other information I have as to his professional standing and personal character, T assume that he will be a most useful and energetic member of the board. Under his administration I have no doubt that the humane poli cies pursued by Dr. Fowler will be vig orously and effectively followed, and that under his administration all things that will tend to better the hygiene and san itary conditions of the convict camps and the proper and humane treatment of their inmates will be vigorously carried out.” IMPROVEMENTS ON CAPITOL GROUNDS Old Iron Fence Will Be Removed and Sold and Proceeds Used for Further Improvements Montgomery, April 18,—(Special.)—In keeping with the general trend of progros siveness which lias been so much In evi dence at the capitol since the completion of the new wing, the governor’s confer ence of state officials has authorized the sale of the iron fence, which encircles ore-half of the capitol grounds. This fence is about 800 yards In length, and the proceeds from its sale will be ap plied to improvements on the grounds. The fence was erected at a time when cows were permitted to browse along the streets surrounding the capitol, hence It was necessary to protect the grass and flowers of the state grounds by placing a barrier around the property. . This protection being no longer neces sary. It lias been decided to sell the fence. The grounds about the south whig of the capitol are not enclosed by a fence, hence the sale of the old fence will bring about a greater system of harmony, and will] at the same time convey a decidedly more hospitable impression to the many visitors who come to the capltol eveyy day. . In addition to removing the fence around the Capitol's north wing, numerous other Improvements are to be made. New turf has been laid in barren places, tin old iron fence around the monufnent has been removed, and many other thing-* have been done to beautify the capltol grounds. Incidentally, the face of the clock in the capltol dome has received ;« fresh coat of paint. The governor’s conference has also au thorized the installation of a capltol di rectory, similar to the directories seen in the large office buildings. The directory will be placed in the corridor Just inside the entrance .and will contain the name of ever yofficlal and employe at the stat^ capltol. The directory will be installed within the next week or two. ADVISE MILITARY MEN Sergeant Instructor Shepherd Given Assignments by Scully Montgomery, April 18.—(Special.)—Ser geant Instructor Ernest O. Shepherd has been assigned by Adjt. Oen. Joseph B. Scully to duty at nine different place* in the state from April 19 to June 14. Mr. Shepherd's first assignment will take him to Tallassee April 19, at which place he will spend a week In giving instruction and acting in an advisory capacity in tlib preparation of survey reports on lost or destroyed federal property. He will perform the same duties at each of the other places. The list of his assignments are: Tal Iassee, April 19; Alexander City, April ‘~<i; Anniston. May 3; Decatur, May 10; Tuscaloosa, May 17; Eufaula, May 24; LiUverne, May 31; Ozark, June 7, and Atmoro June 14. Green Dog at Jacksonville Anniston, April 18.—(Speolul.)—A green dog. the property of Charles Gaboury, I.'* one of the curiosities of Jacksonville. The pup was born a few weeks ago and Is the scion of a Uewellfn setter. It is green all over with the exception of a black spot on Its back, and whether or not this color will change as the dog grows older is an interesting subject of speculation with its owner. O’NEAL IS ASKED TO DELIVER ADDRESS Will He Unable to Bid Farewell to Men Who (io Abroad to Study Credits Montgomery, April IS.—(Special.i tiov ernor O’Neal has been invited to deliver ap address at the Hotel MeAlpfn ib New York city on the evening of April 23 at a banquet,-to be tendered the delegates to Europe to study rural credits. The bn) or more delegates who have been appoint ed to take the trip will leave New York on April 20 and they* will be absent PA days. Governor O’Neal has been risked to deliver a farewell address to the dele gates. The banquet to the delegates will he given by bl. X. Hreitung of New York. The American party will be In charge ot Dr. Clarence J. Owens, who is connected with the Southern Commercial congress. The invitation for the governor to speak to the delegates came from Dr. Owens. The governor replied that he would ha unable to come to New Yoork, announc ing that affairs of state will probably keep him engaged for the next three or four weeks. MORGAN COUNTY CASE REVERSED Montgomery. April IS.— (Special.)— The supreme court Thursday reversed and remanded the case of the jury commissioners of Morgan county against the state, appealed from the Morgan law and equity court. In the trial court Commissioners .1. A. Nelson and W. K. Teague were imleached on proceedings brought by Samuel Black - well, alleging that the two commis sioners had failed to placo several i.allies in the jury box and that the of ficials were guilty of malfeasance in office. The opinion in the case was Written by Jude Hay re. while Judge McClellan wrote a dissenting opinion. SOUTHERN RAILWAY THE POPULAR ROUTE TO ATLANTA. WATCH THE WAY THAT OTHERS GO.