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BETTER BARGAINS Investors Under Impression They Should Have Higher Rates of Interest * TRADING IS STILL OF LIGHT VOLUME Wall Street Not Yet Entirely Satisfied as to How Strong the Kadical Progressives in Congress Will Prove Hjr W. O. NICHOLAS New York, April 19.—(Special) — Semi-demoralization In the bond market has affected eentlment In stocks as well and there has been no spirit to the buy Sing of junior securities. Investors who Shave for years been satisfied with 4 iper cent and 414 per cent on their solid (investments have become filled with the Idea that they must have 5 per cent or better. This has led to wholesale liquidation of bonds and a sharp de cline In prices. Old bonds as well as new are a drug. Banks and brokerage houses are full of this class of merchandise and can only dispose of supplies on hand at sharp concessions In prices. This makes . it almost impossible l’or corporations to ?■borrow new money without paying high ! lor it. These conditions havo made a ! [lull situation still more pronounced. Everybody has goods for sale and the public Is holding oft stubbornly. It is not that men with surplus capital have lost entire confidence in the future, but great numbers of people believe that by watting they will be able to obtain better bargains. There Is not as much nervousness observable as there was a while ago, but the Impulse to keep the money In the bank Instead of turning It Into securities is strikingly mani fest. "Weakness” Is hardly the term to apply In describing the market. It is 1 more of a "waiting” attitude on the part of those who have the money to' invest, than fear that the country is on the verge to another business depres sion. Trading of Light Volume As a result of this unsatisfactory state of mind, trading has continued to be of light volume. The market has been for some time in the hands of the professionals and “fraction chasers” who rarely take a fixed position, but are satisfied with the daily fluctua tions, provided they can Inject a little life into the play. Even this element grumbles at the narrow margins they have to clean up their daily profits. Advices from Washington are con strued unfavorably to the business in terests. The outiook at the national capitol Is not as clear us it might be. The actual strength of the Insurgents in the majority party has not yet been determined and cannot be until discus sion of revision is transferred from the House to the Senate. The fact that the administration policy has triumphed In the lower branch of Congress by no means settles the question. The hope is in Wall street that it may be settled in a manner that will impart a degree of permanency to business conditions and give the industrial, commercial and financial world solid ground upon which to make plans for the future. By the term “future” is meant a long term of years of freedom from political interference. Business men are even more desirous of this than the President, who is on record repeatedly as anxious for continued peace among all classes of the population. It is felt that a fhir tariff revision will do this. The Washington uncertainty is at pres ent one of the most important feaures In Wall street, although it may not be discussed as generally as its actual lead in material affairs would justify. A reduction of the discount rate of the bank of England from 5 per cent to 4 V& per cent is construed as a signal for the general easing down of money throughout the.world. Hates have been held tenaciously at the higher levels for Inonths, to the discouragement of business and speculation. Although the readjustment of investments in bonds and other high priced securities has caused a disturbance in that quarter, it does not indicate weakness, and that fact is generally understood and appre ciated. Industrial activity has abated somewhat in lines which are certain to be affected by tariff revision, but that has been partly discounted, as a de-> velopment under the head of Inevitable. Steel is one of the things that is just now under the hammer. Price de clines have not been important, but a general falling off in new orders is re ported from many of the steel cen ters. Much is being made of this fact by the bear element, but* as the bears are not aggressive at this juncture, Its influence does not go down deep. Hard to Get New Capital Railroads are bavins a hard time making arrangements for new capital. Mr. James J. Hill voices the views of other dictators of railroad management PARIS ^ garters No mefal can touc Your dealer may try to persuade you that some other garters that he sells are “as good as1* PARIS GARTERS You’ll find a few dealers who will say that sort of thing for a small extra profit. Find one who looks out for your profit as well as his- Paris Gartej* pay both of you. A. Stein & Company, Makers _ Chicago and New York MILLIONS PRAISE DOCTORS OF HOT SPRINGS, ARK., FOR LIVER REMEDY Everybody Can Now Have Perfect Working Liver and Bowels Will Always Be in Fine Condition Y\ hen most of the celebrated physi cians at Hot Springs, Ark., instead of writing a prescription for liver trouble and constipation simply say: "Go to your nearest drug store and get a box of HOT SPRINGS LIVER BUTTONS," are ypu going to waste your time on Calomel or experiment with harsh and violent cathartics? Not when right here in Birmingham your druggist is ready and willing to supply you with those same HOT SPRINGS LIVER BUTTONS that are prescribed by the specialists in Hot Springs, Ark. They are really marvelous in their action; so smooth, gentle and sure and besides compelling your stubborn liver to wake up and do its duty, they cause S the bowels to expel thrrpolsonous waste matter that often stays In the bowels so long that it becomes decomposed; causes germs to spring Into life and get into the blood. Hand your druggist 25 cents today and ask for a box of HOT SPRINGS LIVER BUTTONS. Use them to reg, ulate the bowels; to tone up the liver; (o end gas, sour stomach and Indiges tion. Take them and he a good Samaritan by telling all your friends to take them for biliousness, dizziness, headache, nervousness, dlspondency, the blues; to clear the complexion and to purify the blood. No home can afford to be with out a box. Free sample from Hot Springs Chemical Co., Hot Springs, Ark. The Spring Poet Says: T. W. Samuels Whiskey Is j ns old An It Is pure nnd mellow. Drink It rourself and youH be sure To tell the other fellow. BOTTLED IN BOND The Star Distillery Co. CINCINNATI, OHIO squ lUbiu* W-iwJS AND IMPORTING 00., BIRMINGHAM, ALA., Distributers. Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway Co. "MONON ROUTE” Is Open For All Traffic Between Louisville, Chicago and Michigan City and Has Been 8ince April 1 Route Care Monon and You Will Be Olad HENRY HIDEN, Commercial Agent that the wise course Is not to try to lcrce mutters, but to hold off until the Situation takes on a better color. A discouraging feature of railroad financ ing just now is the obstinate refusal of politicians to recognize the merit of the railroad claim that they are barren from making needed improvements and extensions by reason of the opposition or the part of the interstate commerce commission to granting higher freiglu rates. They claim that as conditions are ■now, and as they promise to be for a long time ahead, they cannot hope to keep up with the Increasing demands rf traffic. They are at a loss what to do. There seems lo be no way if awakening the public to the facts of the situation and dark talk is being in dulged in of tlie alternatives of re ceivership for ftiany of tho weaker sys tems or government ownership. Even the stronger roads are making stern way in their financial department. Stockholders are demanding mainten ance of dividends at existing rates and those who have the direction of the business end of the transportation sys tems complain they can make no pro gressive headway, and that if'th^y can hold their own they are doing very well. Margins of profit are get ting narrower and operating expenses increasing relentlessly. It is unques tionably a serious situation and afford* excuse for the dismal views by Mr. Hill and others of his class. Stock Exchange Reform Held The progressive element of the stock exchange Is pluming itself on making real headway for reforms in trading methods which will bring back the pub lic and once more create wide specula tion. They have at last awakened to the vital need of such a purification as will restore proper confidence in the integrity of Wall street. The present disposition is to recognize the Justice of the demands and to conform stock exchange practices accordingly. This is not a new move, however, on the part of the exchange. It Is no novelty for the public to become disgruntled over what is cla&sifled as unfair treatment, and worse, but It would appear that Wall street lapses back into its care less ways after every reform move ment. It Is like a reaction in the stock market. An unkind financial publica tion has gone to the trouble of look ing back into the records to find that just 25 years ago a similar crusade of purification was waged and a heroic effort was made to convince the public that it would thereafter have a square deal. A long communication signed by about 20 of the leading houses in Wai street made public recognition'of the justice of the clamor for a fair deal, through the frequent publicity of inside conditions of properties whose securi ties were traded in on the stock ex change. The public W'as being skinned even in those 'days, along much the same lines as now, only perhaps a little more openly. Prophecies of future loss of confidence and of business on the exchange made 25 years ago came true ir a variety of ways. An election of officers by the New York Stock ex change for another year takes place In a short time. It may reveal the over shadowing force of the progressive ele ment in £hat body. Want Currency Legislation It is the hope of the financial district thaf the W'ay will be cleared for taking up currency reform the first thing when Congress assembles in regular session next December. Financiers are deeply Impressed with the importance of this subject and hope to be able to educate the public to their way of thinking, so that action may be had. Agitation for currensy reform has heretofore been confined to a compara tively small element and It has been found almost a hopeless task to get the people as a whole interested. With tariff out of the way. however, there will be a free field for agitation on the subject and something practical may be done within the next two years, it is President Wilson's ardent wish that his party put Itself on record as capable of handling the intricate propo sition. Prosecutions of numerous trusts no longer engage the scared attention of Wall street. The campaign in general has beeome an old story, the details ol which arouse no excitement outside of the officials and stockholders of the corporations directly concerned. The in quiries which are going on in Harves ter, Steel, anthracite coal and a dozen other specialties occupy very little space In the newspapers an$ are given slight hearing. Proceedings which are now reported appear to be largely per functory. There m*y be a livening up after tariff revision is off the hooks, but for the present it might be sa d there is “nothing doing” as an excitent. Attorney-General McReynolds' atti tude toward the Union Pacific-Southern Pacific disintegration Issue continues to be one of the disconcerting elements, lie has given no cue whatever as to what his position may be when a plan is submitted w’hlch Is really worth W'hile for him to take up. The experi ence of his predecessor has taught him that his safe plan will lie to leave the trouble for the other fellow, and not to take the initiative or act as attorney for the litigants. To him his duty in that regard seems plain. He has ap parently slight ambition to be a grand stand arbitrator in the differences of “big business." NO RECEIVERS FOR BIG CORPORATION Trenton, N. J., April 19.—Chancellor Walker today refused to appoint re ceivers for the Union Bag and Taper company, a $27,000,000 corporation. The suit was Instituted by persons holding 6017 shares of the stock, who alleged mismanagement of the concern’3 affairs by the directors. Chancellor Walker said the petitioners represented a comparatively small num ber of the stockholders and that lrrc7 parable injury "would not follow If re ceivers were not appointed at this time." PARDON FOR ONE OF THE AUTO BANDITS Paris, April 19.—Dieudone, one of four automobile bandits sentenced to death, v as pardoned by President, Poincare to day. The other three, Callemln, Sowdy and Monler, are to be guillotined on Tuesday. During the trial Callemln, on bearing the sentence of death against Dieudone, shouted: "My comrade Dieudone was not the as sailant of the bank messenger, Caby. It was I and my chief.” Board of Education Fined St. Louis, April 19.—Eleven members of the St. Louis board of education were fined $300 each today for failure to equip three school buildings with Are escapes. The members Signed their own bonds, and were released pending the outcome of appeals. It was testified that the board of education had appropriated $230, 000 to make every school building In the city fireproof. Card of 'ITiaaks. The family of A. G. Brandt expresses their appreciation to their many friends for flowers and other courtesies extended during their recent bereavement. MRS. A. G. BRANDT AND CHILDREN. GRAND OPERA. ATLANTA, SA.2S ROUND TRIP VIA SOUTHERN RAILWAY. MASONIC NOTICE ALL MEMBERS OP BIRMINGHAM TEMPLE LODGE AND OTHER MA SONS ARE REQUESTED TO MEET AT MASONIC TEMPLE TODAY AT 2l8» O’CLOCK' P. M. TO ATTEND THE FUNERAL OF BROTHER EVERETT SHEPHERD. FUNERAL PROM LATE RESIDENCE. 11$ S. KITH STREET, AT 41no P. M. INTERMENT AT OAK HILL CEMETERY. WALTER L. METCALFE. W. M. WALTER K. McADORY, SECY, A SPECIAL SALE TOMORROW—OF SILK SUITS At $34.95 Worth to $65 Suits made of finest quality Silk Poplins or beautiful Moire Silk—all coats lined with French Peau de Cygne, mostly one of a kind garments that will give you that individuality every good dresser demands. Balkans, Military Coats or Tailored Coats that are conservatively plain. The skirts to these suits are in panel or draped effects—All in-all this announcement carries with it the most wonderful opportunity for you to get a mid-summer dressy suit at the most reasonable price you’ll ever have made for suits of equal quality. Colors are all shades of Blue, Wistera Browns, Pearls, Tans or Black. . V ATTRACTIVE DRESSES At Moderate Prices SILKS, VOILES, LIN GERIE OR LINENS At $5.95 to $35 Dresses for calling, for evening, dinner gowns or receptions, as well as street dresses may be found in this dress section to morrow. There is not a size you may wish for missing from this stock. You Would Expect to Pay $30.00 or $35.00 for the Suits We Place On Sale Tomorrow At $24.95 FINELY TAILORED SUITS Man tailored specially for this store by tlie best makers in New York. Many of the models are faithful copies of French de signers. modified to please American whims. Many of the suits are of materials that are exclusive. Blouses, Balkan or plain tailored coats in every wanted shade. Sizes are in such ranges as to permit the fitting of women of all proportions—in cluding suits for small women, as well as stouts. Ladies’ Tailored Suits In Tropical Weight Woolens At $29.95 Comparison will prove to you that any suit in this group represents a saving to you of $10.00 or more. The snappiest models of the season are to be had FOR MAID OR MATRON Shepherd Checks, with collars and cuffs trimmed in Bulgarian or plain colored satins; Balkan Blouses or plain tailored styles. Every weave and every color that fashion has favored may be chosen from the group of exceptional values offered you toomrrow for $29.95. Saks’ Hosiery Which means best hosiery as only best makes find a place in our stocks. Phoenix Silk Hose $1 In colors to match any suit or costume, also black or white, 4 pairs are guaranteed to wear 3 months. ONYX, McCALLUM AND KAYSER’S FINE SILK HOSE White, black, tan or colors At $1.00 a Pair# Silk Hose 50c In black or colors. Women’s silk lisle hose, extra fine quality, black, white or tan. Special 25c a Pair Women’s 35c hose in tan, white or black. Children’s Fancy Sox With turnover cuffs in all sizes —a pair 25c Boys’ and Girls’ Hose In summer weight, ribbed lisles —black, white or tans, all sizes, 25c a pair. Boys’ Wash Suits Norfolks, Russian or sailor blouses, also beach suits, prices $1.00 to $5.00 Fine Lace Blouses As Well as Crepe de Chenes, Crepes and Fancy Voiles $3.50, $5.95, $7.50 and $9.95 Many of the models are copies of blouses that sold in the big New York stores at three times our price. Many novelty ef fects are shown. Crepe de Chines with col ored trimmings that are very effective. Our Waist Section has the reputation of showing the best and most up-to-date line of Waists in Birmingham. Our line gives you the greatest variety to choose from. Neckwear Novelties Saks shows first every new thing in Neck wear. If it’s stylish you’ll find it here, and always at popular prices. Tomorrow 25c and 50c For Neckwear that would cost you double in other stores. “SAKS” Just Received A Full Line of the Famous Paul Jones Balkan Middles In all sizes for girls to 18 years. These Mid dies made of pre-shrunk sailor drill, have col lar and cuffs in red or Copenhagen blue; mid dy tie of silk. Priced. ...$1.50 Campfire Girls’ Blouses and Skirts Khaki Blouses ... $1.00 White Blouses .. $1.50 Khaki Skirts .. $3.50 Blue Serge Skirts.$5.00 Special Sale of Infants’ Fine Caps We place on sale tomorrow in our Infants’ Section 80 dozen fine Caps. They are in many dainty styles, in all prices— 25c, 50c, 75c to $1.95 Children’s Pique Coats Sizes 6 months to 3 years. Priced $1.50, $1.95, $2.50 to $4.95 INFANTS’ LONG COATS Cashmeres or Bedford Cord $1.50, $1.95, $2.50, $3.50 to $6.50 ■ ' ■ ■■ ■ ■ 1 - i.i - — ■ ■ i ■ ■■■■■ ' ■ ■—»——■■ ■■ ■' —« * Come to Birmingham and shop. Reduced fares all week on all railroads. Combine bus iness with pleasure. Potlatch Celebration Ad Club and Shriners’ Carnival “A GALA WEEK” SERVICES AT THE CHURCHES Eleventh avenue Methodist church, Elev enth avenue and Twelfth street, south, the Rev./Henry M. Stevenson, the pastor, will fill the pulpit at both morning and evening services. At 11 o'clock a. in. lie will preach on “Christian Education.' Sunday school at 9:30. First Christian church. Fifth avenue and Twenty-first street. Dr. I. N. fdcCash of Cincinnati will occupy the pulpit at both the 11 o’clock services and the af ternoon services at t o’clock. Simpson Methodist Episcopal church, Seventh avenue and Twenty-ninth street. - - . —i FREE TO Asthma Sufferers A New Home Cure That Anyone Cun I'm Without Discomfort or Loss of Time We have^a New Method that cures Asthma, and we want you to try It at our expense. No matter whether your case Is of long-standing or recent de velopment, whether It Is present as oc casional or chronic Asthma, you should send for a free trial of our method. No matter In what climate you live, no matter what your age or occupation. If you are troubled with asthma, our method should relieve you promptly. We especially want to send It to those apparency hopeless cases, where ail forms of Inhalers, douches, opium prep arations, fumes, “patent smokes," etc., have failed. We want to show everyone at ouI> pwn expense that tTTh* new meth od is Oeelsned to end alt diffic ult . a‘* wheezlnR. and nil tho.se terrible paroxyams at once and for all time. _aTvJ!!* :$*•* is to° important to 5r?n ^ay. Write now and be fimniv „2ne at once- Send no money. Simply mall coupon below. Do it Today. frov-Rvo ASTHMA COUPON ftmSZvP . -ASTHMA CO., ilnoin 1011 Niagara and Hudson Sts., Buffalo, Send free trial of your method to: , .;;;;;.*... • .!. | In the morning the pastor, the Rev. W. r. Powell will speak on ‘‘Fervency In Prayer,” whim questions will be ans wered at the evening service. m Oxnam Memorial Tabernacle, Plsgah home, holy communion at 9 o'clock with an address on the sacrament of the Lord's supper. At 3 o’clock p. m. there will he a mass meeting at which several well known citizens of Birmingham will speak. Dr. Oxnam will make an address on “Ac quaintanceship with God.” First Methodist church, Sixth avenue and Nineteenth street, north, services and preaching in the morning at 11 o'clock and In the evening at 7:48 o'clock. Bishop J. II. McCoy will preach at the morning service. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m., and the Ramsey class for men at the same time. __ Vine street Presbyterian church, West End, services and preaching this morning at 11 o'clock conducted by the pastor, the Rev, William B. Holmes. His sub ject will be "The River of Life.” Ser vices and preaching tonight at 8 o’clock, with the Rev. W. C. C'larke In the pul pit. Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Southstde Baptist church, Eleventh av enue and Nineteenth street, south, ser vices and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock and this evening at 7:45 o'clock conducted hy the pastor, the Rev. Dr. Blake. His morning subject will be "Go ing Back to Bethel," and that of the evening sermon Is to be “The Business Life of Abraham." Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Highland Methodist church, services and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock and tonight at 7:45 o'clock. Bishop E. R. Hendrix of Kansas City will preach at the morning service. Bishop Hendrix is one of the great leaders In Methodism and is a preacher of rare ability. A large congregation is expected to turn out to hear him. The pastor. Dr. E. C. McVoy, will preach at the evening service. Sun day school at 9:30 a. m. Norwood Methodist. services arid preaching this morning at 11 o'clock and tonight, at 8 o’clock. The pastor, the Rev. S. T. Slaton, will preach at tile morning service, his topic being "-Wisdom the Pearl of Great Price." Dr, L. C. Branscomb will preach at the evening service. Sunday school at 9:30 a. rn. Christ English Lutheran church. Fra ternal hall, Third avenue, services and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock and tonight at 7:45 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, Tho Rev. E. H. Copenhaver. His morning subject will be "The Glorious Gospel.'’ Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Pilgrim Congregational church, 723 north Nineteenth street, services and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock, con I ducted by the Rev. S. H. Herbert. His i subject will be ’’Mary’s Better Part.” Sunday school at 10 a. m. Birmingham Cumberland Presbyterian church, Twenty-seventh street and Twelfth avenue, north, services and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock ami this evening at 7:45 o’clock, conducted by Dr. John R. Morris and wife. Sun day school at 9:90 a. m. East Lake Methodist church, services and preaching this morning at 11 o’clock and this evening at 8 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. R. E. Tyler. His subject will be "Today’s Vision and Duty.” Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. 'Fifth avenue Presbyterian church, Fifth avenue and Eighteenth street, ser vices and preaching this morning at 11 o'clock and this evening at 7:45 o’clock, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. J. M. Broady. His morning subject will be “A Universal Invitation,” t and that of his evening sermon, “Vision.” Sunday school at 9:30 a. m. Fountain Heights Methodist, a series of revival meetings will begin today at II a. m. The Rev. George Stoves, pastor Briefs Printed At 80c Per Page BIRMINGHAM LINOTYPE COMPOSING CO. 170314 3d Ave. Phone 5495-M | of the church at Bessemer will be prex I on Monday morning and will have i charge of the preaching hour through the entire series. Service will begin promptly at 10:30 a. in. and at 7:45 p. m. A cordial invitation is hereby given the entire community and friends of other churches to be present. Subject for the morning hour will be “A Pray ing Church — the Price of Victory',” At 7:46 our theme will be, “Personal Work.” FiAt Church of Christ, Scientist, Eleventh avenue and Twenty-first street, south, services and sermon this morning ut 11 o'clock. Tiie subject Is to be “Doc trine of Atonement.” Princess Theatre, 216 north Twentieth street, Sunday, April 20, 3 p. m.. Free lecture by Ftev. R. E. Bell. Subject, “One’s Binding Duty.” For men and women. Music by ladies of the Eoung Women's Christian Association. You are invited. V Stephen A. Jenks Dies Barrington, R. I., April 10.—Stephen A. Jenks, president of several textile com- •' panies, and son of the Inventor of the spinning ring, which revolutionised the industry, died here today. Instant Relief From Eczema You can stop that awful Itch from eczema and other skin troubles in two seconds. Seems too ^ood to be true—but It is true, and we touch for It. .lust a few drops of the simple, cool ing wash, the D.D.D. Prescription for eczema, and the itch stops instantly. W«* give you enough to prove it for 50 cents. Now, If you have tried a greg£ many cures for eczema and have been disap-( pointed, do not make the mistake of refusing to try this soothing wash. Ail other druggists keep tills U.D.D. Pre scription—go to them If ydu can't come to us—but if you come to our store we will give you the first dollar bottle on our positive no pay guarantee, that D.L'.D. will stop the Itch at once. D.D.D. Soap keeps the pores healthy; ask us about it. Collier Drug Co.. Birmingham, and W, p. Taylor, Druggist, Bessemer.