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One Steamer ANXIOUS TO LEAVE Political Upheavals Cause Many to Flee From Turbulent Republic. Newspapers Are in Great Demand Galveston. May 4.—(Special.)—1Owned and operated by the Pearson’s company (Ltd.), of which Lord Cordway of Essex is a leading stockholder and official, the Mexican yacht Beryl steamed into port yesterday from Tampico. Mexico, with; a passenger list of 15 people, two of whomJ were men. and 13 women and children. The passengers are without exception members of families of employes of the Pearsons company, leaving Mexico be cause of conditions resultant to the po litical upheaval in that country. The Beryl will sail today for Tampico, where she will take on another party of refugees for delivery to a connecting steamer at Vera Cruz. She will then return to Tam pico and sail from that port for Galveston with another load of refugees. 'I he Beryl is in command of Capt. Rich ard Xesbit, marine superintendent for* the Pearsons company at Tampico and Vera Cruz. He was using the yacht for other purposes when short notice to re* port, at Tampico to prepare for the trip to Galveston were received. Scarcely suf ficient time was allowed to properly coal and provision the yacht for the trip. More than 100 applications were for pas safe, all applicants being anxious to get away from their stricken country. Tho yacht can accommodate but 15 passen gers and this only with crowded sleeping accommodations, benches, tables and the cabin floor being pressed into service as hunks. According to Captain Ncsbit there are several hundred people in Tampico anxious to leave Mexico, and many more at Vera Crus and Tuxpan. The party arriving yesterday came from the Mexican interior, many miles up the i'anuco river, where are located the Pear sens company’s oil fields. Some of the refugees state that they were driven from their homes at night by the approach of revolutionary forces, and took flight by boat down the river to Tampico. They desc ribe tlie revolutionary forces as “sim ply bandits." who loot and forage with out any apparent responsible head or or ganization. Stock, provisions, money and everything that can be used is being car ried off from the. outlying districts and be ing used by the ravagers. Captain Nes bit says that Tampico is becoming crowd ed with refugees, and that, the **earsons company has* placed the Beryl at the dis posal of its employes desiring to send their families away, the trip to Galveston being offered without charge. Mail serv ice in Tampico is suffering greatly as a EIGHT GOVERNORS OF ALABAM A 1874—J 90 J No. 25—Administration of Governor Houston As soon as the two houses had per fected organization and the full list of standing committees were appointed, Governor Houston sent to each a spe cial message, under date Decomber 7, 1S74, relating to the bonded indebted ness of the state. Two reasons were impelling of the promptness of the governor. The suf ficient one was stated in the message *'Ud that was the duty of the legislature t«» ascertain, with as great degree of certainty as practical under the circum stances, the as yet unknown aggregate that debt and the consequent duty of making an effort to adjust and ar range" it. The other reason was the t.esire to relieve the political question which had grown out of the debt and which at one time threatened to divide the democrats. So flagrant had been the negligence or Incornpetency of the state government under the three suc cessive administrations of Governors Smith, scalaw’ag Lindsay, democrat, and finally Lewis, scalawag, in the is sue of state indorsed railroad honds and so palpable the fraud and mal practice of more than one of the roads, perhaps all, in procuring the indorse ment that a very earnest protest had developed led among the newspapers by the Southern (Selma> Argus, Robert McKee, editor, supported by the Hon. (’harles C. Langdon and other citizens influence. Th<* protestants went so far hs to urge the voters to consider no result of the cutting off of communica tion. Mail is taken in and out at this time by oil boats and tugs that are run ning into Galveston. Mail from the United States is delayed, and uncertain and the refugees are clamorous for news upon their arrival. From the second officer of the Beryl it is learned that newspapers are in great demand in the Mexican coast towns. T-Te suited that, when last in Galveston he took to Tampico a number of copies of the Galveston News and people ashore offered to pay as high as $1 per copy for them. AYnong the arrivals on the Beryl was Dr. George F. Campbell, who with his wife are fleeing Mexico. Dr. Camp bell wap surgeon for an American min ing concern in Chihuahua, also serving as surgeon for tho San Pedro mines at Charcos. Prior to his IS months’ service in Mexico Dr. Campbell was in the United States army service, being stationed with the Fourth cavalry at Big Bend during the border trouble in 1911. He was with the Eleventh infantry when it was sta tioned ar Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., and served during the Spanish-American war and in the Philippines for five and one half years. His resignation from the army followed an injury. Dr. Campbell said: There are more states in open re bellion in Mexico today than in any pe riod during the Madero administration. More American lives are being taken and there appears to be less ado over the heinous crimes that are being com mitted against this country's subjects in Mexico. The rebels are cutting all lines of travel and the only means of escape is through Galveston from southern coast towns, and as is the case at Tampico, this lias everywhere become a most difficult thing to accomplish. WESTERN UNION atcsi v c mmo | nw nua crucw telMram THEO. N. VAIL. PRESIDENT l^xiAvrvdln A AAjrfJkCt+cfctA m hjJk Jl&fiXitrx, « ^Kjfyk VVV\ Mwa(ms «s/v\ of H*fXk\A .«u W<A THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY ESTABLISHED IN GEORGIA 23 YEARS I DR. E. G. GRIFFIN’S Alabama Dental Rooms 109 1-2 N. 20th Street, Over Collier’s Phone 6661 Lady Attendant Lowest Prices: Set of Teeth $5 Gold Crowns $4 Bridge Work $4 Fillings in Propor tion Plates Made in Eight Hours $5 fcs. Highest Class Dental Work Guaranteed Examination ni.»l Consultation Free Hours S to (1 Sundays 0 to 1 Notice On account of the reconstruction of tracks and paving on 19th street, the following temporary changes in car routes will be made effective on Monday, May 5: HIGHLAND AVE.—LAKEVIEW LINE—In on 1st avenue to 20th street, thence to 3d avenue and out 3d avenue. OWENTON LINE—In on 4th avenue to 19th street, thence to 1st avenue, thenoe to 18th street, thence to 4th avenue, thence to 17th street, and out 17th street. NORWOOD LINE—In on 19th street to 1st avenue, thence to 20th street, thence te 6th avenue, thence to 19th street, and out 19th street. SOUTH 15th STREET LINE—In on 20th street to 3d avenue, thence to 22d street, and over the bridge to Avenue B. and out Avenue B. GATE CITY LINE—In on 26th street to 3d avenue, thence to 20th street, thence to 1st avenue, thence to 26th street, and out 26th street. BOYLES LINE—In on 3d avenue to 19th street, thence to 1st avenue, thence to '21st street, and out 21st street. SOUTH EN5LEY LINE—In on 18th street to 1st avenue, thence to 20th street, thence to 3d avenue, and cut 3d avenue. NORTH BESSEMER LINE—In on 18th street to 1st avenue, thence to 20th Street, thence to 3d avenue, and out 3d avenue. ^ BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY, LIGHT & POWER CO. candidate as eligible to the offloe of governor who was willing to recog nize certain bond Indorsements, aggre gating a vast sum, as in any manner obligatory upon the state. Direct and unconstitutional repudiations of every dollar to which the state had beon pledged, without the clearest proof of legality in the form and substance of fhc indorsement was demanded by the brilliant and ardent editor of the Argus in every issue of his paper. Langdon supported h’m by elaborate argument. J his most aggressive attitude in those prominent men mentioned was supported with vehemence by the news paper that possessed a peculiarly strong influence in the white counties, where it. l>ad thousands of subscribers. Colonel " • ' '■ ^ates of Henry and the great financier, Hon. F. S. I,yon of Marengo, claimed the use of its columns to argue ‘■gainst repudiation under any circum stances All this occurred before the f lat© democratic and conservative nom inating convention met in June and the parties to the discussion attempted to prepare the convention to act each ac cording to its own view. Colonel Oates lyo been an unsuccessful candidate for the nomination for governor before the convention of mo. The Argus warned the public in the spring of 1874 that neither Oates or Houston was in favor or repudiation and therefore neither a proper lewder for th*-- lime The special message of the governor "as llniiteii to a brief statement of tha> on Inquiry into the real proportions of , t.ie bonded debt should be m.ide by law with a purpose "to adjust and ar-' tenge such Indebtedness," and this ad monition was coupled with the very sagacious counsel "to enact a law au thorizing the governor, hy and with the advice and consent" of the senate, to appoint two commissioners who shall he citizens of tills stale, to whom shall be committed the question of the whole of such indebtedness." The legislature acted promptly. A dll was passed authorizing ihe gov ernor to appoint a hoard of two com missioners to he confirmed hy the sen ntp, and of which the governor exof .icio should he the chairman, with pow er In advertise for all claims against the state and to inquire Into the con sideration to the state In the claim. The latitude of the investigation was with the discretion of the hoard, hut the finding to he final must receive the consent of the next legislature. The hoard thus created consisted of Governor Houston, chairman, and Messrs. T.evl. TV. Lawler and J. B Be thea. Mr. Lawler had long been a lead ing rotten factor of Mobile and was noted for his intelligent interest in public affairs. Mr. Bethea was a cot ton planter on a large scale, living in Montgomery and with an established character as a man of affairs. Thus was put in motion the twin nolle,! to live call for a constitutional convention, the two objects In view being accepted universally as necessary !o the redemption of the state from the mongrel rule which for years had pre vailed lgnominously. Commissioner Lawler was selected to so at once to TVall street. New York to ferret out the nature and true amount of the bonded debt of the state To this service he devoted his whole Hme at the sacrifice of the private business whlrh had bound him to Mo bile for many years and which had en tidled him. The whole commission was startled at the outset of their work by antici pated difficulties. The archives of the state were most disappointing. TVliat bunds had been issued'1 TVhat regis tration was made of the dehl in! the offices of the state auditor and the state treasurer? These initial inquiries W. re made of the record in those of fices, but in vain for, complete satisfac tion A certain amount of 5 per cent bonds nasi due were known to he held in Philadelphia, but no tabular statements in tlie proper offices in the capitol gave znv clue to them. Inquiry was sent to London ami I here was found an appar ently overlooked credit in the name ut Ihe state to the amount of $17,000 and more. n was made to appear that Governor Smith had indorsed railroad bonds wlth oni the necessary registering of them ilis successor. Governor Lindsay, had committed the same error, The Statute creating the hoard had strangely omitted to confer upon It i authority “to send for persons amt papers." The search for evidences of the debt therefore was united to im perfect public records and the volun tary information obtained from the slate-fiscal officers, some of whom were of uncertain memories, from the offi cials ot railroad companies some of whom had received unlawful help from Hie state and from the general public. The hoard addressed an open nppenl to the creditors of the state, published in Alabama, in New York and in London for presentation in due form of their claims. The stale auditor of the scalawag administration of Governor Lewis made conflicting annual reports, varying $865,000 without, explanation. Evidence of Issue of bonds in excess of the limit fixed hy law was palpable. The re pot! of the board to the legislature alter concluding its work said: “Gov. ' I'dor Lindsay and Governor Lewis made important negotiations, Involving '••• ny hundred thousands dollars, anil > “I no formal report of their transit. ficus ..an be found by us in any of the state departments.“ The debt of the stale at the time of the fall id the Confederacy and the beginning of tlie reconstruction time was found to he Increased eight to 10 times the orig inal amount; the total debt now leported being $30,037,568. The treasury y as too depleted to pay' the per diem of members of the consti tutional convention of September, 3.-/6. and to meet this expense and other cor telated items a special arrangement was made necessary. The report of the board said: “in IS60 thep roperty of the people of the state, subject to taxation "as es timated to be Worth fully $785,000,000, and the entire indebtedness of the state, for eign and domestic, <11.1 not exceed $6,000, °f“i. Now the property subject to taxa tion, Including incomes, salaries of pub lic officers and all other subjects of tax ation is a fraction less than $160.000,000.“ The hoard adjusted and .arranged the stale debt, reducing it front over $30,000, 000 to between $9,000, 00 and $lo.000,0un. The new constitution forbade the Increase uf tile bonded debt, placed a limit on the tax rate and prohibited the state from engaging directly or indirectly In public improvements. The first session of the Houston legisla ture redeemed the pledges of the demo cratic and conservative party In Its first substantial victory. The fundamental pioposltlon of the campaign of 1S74 was t> secure whitp supremacy. That end leached the initial reforms of abolition ot the constitution of 1868 and adjustment of the public- debt created by mongrel government were successfully executed. JOHN WITHERSPOON DUBOSE. Closing Exercises Sylacauga, May t.-(Special.)-The clos ing exercises of the Fourth District Ag ricultural school began today. The com mencement sermon was delivered by the Rev. Henry M. Stevenson of Birmingham at the First .Methodist church. .Monday y ill begin the regular closing exercises yilh the usual exercises and the award ing of diplomas to the graduates for thp. 'ear. The school is in excellent condi tion under the president, Joseph S, Going. ATLANTA AND RETI RN M AY 13. 13, 14. IS, 40, 30. WITH GOOD LIMIT VIA •OLTUBRN RAILWAY. 0 1 Active Worker for School Hygiene STUDIES CONDITIONS Thinks States Should Give Boards Power to Serve Meals to Children at Nominal Cost New York. May 4.—(Special.>—Those parents, educators and public health com mittees interested in promoting the cause of the public school luncheon, a prob lem to be considered at the Fourth In ternational Congress on School Hygiene, to be held at Buffalo August 25-30, are enthusiastic over the addition of another active worker in their ranks, none other than Colonel Roosevelt, who is even go ing so far as to recommend a school luncheon plank in the progressive party’s municipal platform this fall. The colonel's decision in behalf of school luncheons was made after a re cent tour of the lower Eastslde in New York city. He made this trip with an idea of inquiring into the conditions of child welfare. His visit among other places included a stop at the public school No. %, where he found more than 300 children engaged in eating their noon luncheon. At first the children were rather terror stricken by the presence of so noted a guest, and came to an abrupt pause in their eating. “By George, you little ones, don’t do that," said the ex-Fresident, advancing to the counter to take a luncheon. "I have just come down to eat with you." Two Cent Luncheon The colonel spent 2 cents on his lunch eon. which consisted of one tup of bean soup and one egg sandwich. On his return to the Outlook office the colonel expressed'himself to repoiters as being heartily In favor of the school luncheon, saying that he was going to work as hard as he kneV how to have legislation passed which would per mit the department of education to sup ply such cost price luncheons. "1 wish you could have seen it." he said to the* reporters. "I was immensely impressed. 1 ate one of the luncheons myself. The regular lunch costs 11 cents, so you see t ate only two-thirds of a lunch. "Now I got what I would have regard ed as a first class luncheon or dinner on m round-up or out with my regiment or on a picnic or a hunting trip, r feel very, very strongly that we ought by law in every state to give the school boards powers to serve meals to the chil dren at not more than the cost price of the raw material. 1 hope it will be a plank in the progressive party's mu nicipal platform this fall. "The children must be physically fit or you can't get the best results out of our schools." he continued. "There were other things which impressed me. At one of the schools a dozen of the boys were serving the others and for that they got their 3 cent meal free. The w-hole thing was first class. Then there were two older boys who volunteered their services and their job was to keep tilings straight. They were Vincent and Joseph; t've forgotten their last names, but they were both very good friends of mine before the luncheon was over. "TIip little boys and and girls went In and picked out what they wanted. Some had a 2 cent luncheon: others' spent rents. There was one amateur Vander bilt. who had a 7 ■ ent luncheon. Von could get two chocolates for 1 cent, salad for 1 cent a.id a ookie for 1 cent. The Vanderbilt took three plate's of salad with his meal. "!' noticed about thp schools at least a dozen mothers, who got luncheon for themselves an I for liltle ones, who will soon be going io school. It was a ver.\ excellent education for mothers to learn ! how to get good, cheap meals. It's a I thing that's immensely Important, i ' talked with many of the children; some of them told me that they didn’t go home for their meals because their moth ers were out at work. The luncheon was a tine thing for them. Adverse Conditions “We passed other schools on our ride where they don’t serve luncheons," Col onel Roosevelt went on. “The children have to eat what they can get off push carts, and it speaks volumes for their digestive powers that they don’t file at once. We watched one of these children. He bought one large green pickle and a stick of licorice, and that is not a very good meal even for an unreformed child of reactionary tendencies." Accompanying Colonel Roosevelt on Mis trip was Mrs. Ernest Poole, who has long been an active worker in behalf of school luncheons in New York as a member of the New York school lunch committee. This committee is now endeavoring to have the board of education assume the work which it smarted, and also to make it more general. At the Buffalo congress the problem of “school feeding' will he given a special symposium, which is now being arranged by the committee on school feeding of the American Horne Economics society. There will be papers, discussions and scientific exhibits showing the bad re sults of school children eating lunches sold by street venders, and also exhlbts on school luncheon work as being car ried on by the American Home Eco nomics society. FOR SAFE. *13,0041—SOI THEAST FORMER *TH AVRMK % M> 24TH TURRET, NORTH, 100x104): FINE 1.04 ATION FOR FLATS 4>R APARTMENT HOUSE. TERMS TO SLIT. 'V. B. LEEDY A CO. These Diamond Tips FOR YOUR BUYING GUIDANCE Get a perfect stone—it is the only one that will give you enduring satisfaction. We handle none but flawless diamonds, and as we deal direct with the cutter1, saving all inter median- charges, our prices are almost, if not quite, as low as those you are asked to pay for stones | of doubtful quality. F. W. Bromberg Jeweler and Optician 3d Ave. and 20th St. / SOME HELPING HAND HINTS FOR THE HOME Bt MARIO* HAHLAVD “Rocks** That Are Good to Eat One-half cup sugar, one-half cup lard, one-half cup butter, one cup sour milk, two cups dry oatmeal, three cups flour, one-half cup currants, one-half cup sul tana raising, one-half cup chopped wal nut meats, one teaspoon baking soda, one teaspoon cinnamon, two eggs. Cream but ter, lard and sugar; add eggs well beaten, sour milk. soda, flour, raisins, currants and nut meats. Mix and drop by spoon fuls on buttered pans.-—Kindness of Mrs. A. G. S. Boiled Cake Put Into a kettle one cup sugar, one half cup butter, one-half package seed less raisins, one teaspoon cinnamon, one teaspoon cloves, one pinch salt, one cup boiling water. When the above begins to boil let it *^pok three minutes; let it cool and then add two cups flour and one even teaspoon soda sifted with it, a tea spoon vanilla and bake.—Kindness of Mrs. E. G. Would Adopt Two Children “For ears I have worked and saved and saved and worked to enable.me to provide a home for myself, with sufficient income to adopt a couple of little chil dren. J have not only provided a home foi myself, hut* for my sister as well, and am ready to take a couple of motherless little children or destitute children to support, educate and care for, and hope you in some way can assist me in findihg them. A boy and a girl between the ages of 1 and 5 years are what I would like, but they seem somewhat hard to get at that age. I shall be glad to give refer ences if desired. A. J. G.“ 1 gladly publish your letter in the hope that some one knowing of children to whom your offer would mean their only chance, humanly speaking, of care and love will write to me for your address. None Has Been Offered “You were so good to remember to ask for the old song. The Harp With a Thou sand Strings' for me. 1 hope to get it. Also I would love to have the hymn of Isaac Watts referred to. May I have it? MRS. C. p.’* Much to my regrot, a copy of “The Harp With a Thousand Strings" has not yet been received. Pul t have not given up hope of getting the song for you. Will anyone having a copy of Watts' hymn in j which occurs the lines, “Strange that a harp of thousand strings should stay in tune so long,’’ send it to this correspond ent, first writing to me for her address? , Inquiry Concerning Quotations “Will some one please tell me the au thor of the following quotations, 'Get thee behind me, satan,’ and 'Coming eventfi cast their shadows before?' Also if quo tations are quoted correctly. MRS. E. F. H." Surely you do not mean that you do nol know' who said, “Get thee behind me, satan!" I w’ould refer you to the Bible, Like, the fourth chapter and eignth verse, for the text you quote. In this chapter, where we read one account of the temptation of our Lord, you will find the words in question. The second quo tation is from Thomas Campbell’s poem, “Lochiel’s Warning." Offers Work for a Home “Who would like a girl from the country to work for her this summer in return for a home? I would like very much to work in some private family and hope I may find a place through the Corner. “E. D. F.“ Were you seeking wages in return for your service I could not print your let ter, for. as you must know if you read the Corner, we do not ask for paid em ployment. As it is. 1 gladly hold your address and will give it to any appli cant sending a stamp for it. The matter of looking up and furnishing references rests, of course, with yourself. Requests Samples of Crocheting “I should he thankful if some Corner ite has samples of crocheting that she will give to me/ I am learning to crocnet ami enjoy it very much. But 1 have no patterns. I especially like* lace. I have a short coat for spring wear that will fit a girl of 12 or 14 years. Also some postals which have been sent to me t*.at children may have for the pictures it they wish. A READER." I would remind those of my readers who would be glad to accept the articles con tained in the latter paragraphs of the above letter that it is but fair they should give equal heed to the request mentioned in the first paragraph. Will any one having patterns for crocheted lace sup ply this correspondent's want? For a Soldier’s Widow “If there is some old lady who is try ing to live on a small pension avowed to a soldier's widow and who would like quilt pieces, perhaps to help add a few pennies to her income or for her own amusement and pastime I will be g ad to send them to such a one. “INQUIRER.” I hope most sincerely that some soldier's widow will see this kind offer and profit by It, or will some friend of such a per son call her attention to this gift? Nat urally only su< h a person as our corre spondent names would think of claiming the quilt pieces. Wants Ix>ne Woman’s Companionship “Would you kindly help me through your Corner to find some lone, worthy woman who would appreciate a good home and help do the housework for myself and son. Having recently lost my daughter. I am very lonely. 1 should prefer a woman with a cheerful disposi tion, interested in the new thought. T have a piano and automobile for recrea tion and amusement. A WIDOW. ’ Some lonely woman may find with this bereaved mother such a home as she could not otherwise secure. She must, of course, furnish letters or give “personal references" to the effect that she is hon est and trustworthy in every particular before making any contract with this cor respondent whose address I have entered in our index. Lloyd, Your Mother Wants You “My son has been gone since 1904, but T heard from him in 1909 in an indirect way. He had work at Beethold, N. D. From there he went to Portland, Ore., and was working in a factory. Since then we have heard nothing from him. His name is Dloyd E. Murphy. He was IS when he left home. Now' he is 27. If any one In the Corner ran give me information with regard to him, ho or she will confer a great favor upon his mother, sister and brother. “MRS. M. E. M." I have published this letter because it is from an anxious mother. Rut now' I wish to ask correspondents to send me no more requests that I find miss ing relatives, at least for some weeks. T do not wish to seem ungracious, but, as I said a short time ago. such appli cations become so numerous that I cannot attend to them without neglect ing | ther communications. Therefore, as letters like this one must be ignored for at least a month to come, I hope none will be received during that period. Offers Home (o Young Girl “My husband and I have no children. We ha\e been thinking for some time of taking a girl. We are in the dry goods business, and should like to know of a good girl who needs a comfortable horn*1. We should like her to be be tween the ages of 10 and 14. We would prefer one without parents. If you do not know of such aN < * at the present time, we hope you will hear our name In mind. We can furnish references. • MRS. J. S. M." At present I know of no young girl such as you mention. Surely there must be many such who would be glad to come to you. Orphanages and insti tutions contain hundreds of girls who know no other homes.* Have you thought of applying to one of these? Small Sons of Robert Grier Meet Tragic End When Skiff Capsizes Wetumpka. May 3.—(Special.)— A ter rible accident late tills afternoon re sulted in the death of two small boys. The little sons of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grier of East Wetumpka slipped away from home and going down to the river, entered a small bateau. They probably intended to paddle around in shallow Mater, but the little boat was caught in the swift current and capsized. The smaller child was drowned almost in stantly, but the older boy clung to the boat for several seconds before the cur tent tore him away. Several peoph crossing the river bridge witnessed the tragedy and were powerless to aid th» drowning children. Very quickly boats Mere out and lines stretched to try to catch the bodies, but they have not yet. been recovered. HAMILTON PUBLIC SCHOOL CLOSES Interesting Programme—County Com missioners in Session Hamilton. May 3.-<Speeial.)—The Ham ilton public school came to a close yes terday and a very interesting programme was rendered last i*ight at the Vgrlcul tural .school building by the pupils. The faculty Is composed of Prof. J. o. Avery. Miss Ida Fite and Miss Augusta Holly. The school ha3 had a very successful ses sion. Hon. Charles L. Townes, examiner of public accounts. Is in Hamilton examining the hooks of the agricultural school and the county officials. The board of county commissioners Is in session this week passing on road work and the new jail. They passed an order authorizing the survey of a high way leading from Hamilton to Hackle burg, a station on the rilinois Central railroad, lii miles from Hamilton, rim survey will be made during the summer and road construction will be started early next year. FARMERS HOLD INTERESTING MEETING Marbury, May 3.—(Special.)—A meeting of the farmers on the Marbury plateau and adjacent territory was held at the seboolhouse In Marbury this afternoon, and an organization for the marketing of crops and co-operative farming was ef fected. Plans have been formulated to Include the farmers not only in Autauga county but In bordering counties. Recently a number of northern farm ers have located 111 this neighborhood ami have put In fields of cotton, and their el forts are showing remarkable results. I - | Maj. J. T. Garretson of Bir mingham Chief of Staff Roanoke, May 4.—(Special.)—Brlg.-Gen, Benjamin F. Weathers of this city is sued the following order: Headquarters Fourth Alabama Brigade, U. D. (fi, Roanoke, Ala., May 3, 1913. General Order No. 2. The following is announced as the staff of the brigadier general commanding the Fourth Alabama brigade. V, C. V.: Maj. J. T. Garretson. adjutant general and chief of staff. Birmingham. Maj. T, R Alford, assistant adjutant general. Bir mingham: Maj. 1’. 6. Plowman, inspector general, Talladega; Maj. T. A. Hamilton, j judge advocate general. Birmingham; Mgj. H. L. Stevenson, paymaster gener al. Jaoksonvlle; Maj. H. N. Rosser, as sistant surgeon general, Birmingham; Maj. Joseph R. Hood, chaplain general, Wedowee; Maj. R. A. Hagood. quarter master general, Birmingham; Maj. T. W. Huffman, chief artillery, Bessemer; Maj, J T. S. Wade, chief cavalry, Birming ham; Maj. W. H. Seewail, chief of engi neers. Gadsden; Maj. S. H. Nowlan, chief engineer, Birmingham: Maj. J. R. A cuff# chief of ordnance, Enslev; Maj. D. R. Rize, commissary general. Birmingham; M|J. J. L. Darby, historian and treasur I er. Birmingham: Maj. W. R. Pruet, en sign standard bearer. Ashland. Aides de Camp: Maj. A, J. Driver, Roanoke; ('apt. George Gorff, l'rat4? City; Capt. N. E. Baker, La Fayette; capt. J, W. Stallings, LaFayette; Capt G. O. Hill, Wedowee; Capt. F. M Hundley, Wadlev; Capt. R. O. Camp. Wilsonville. United Daughters of the Confederacy— Mrs. Alice Fitts Hill, matron. Montgom ery; Mrs. C. M. Robinson, chaperone. Bes semer; Miss Isabel Curry, sponsor. Bes semer; Miss Irma Dozier, maid of honor, Birmingham; Miss Virginia Mitchell, maid of honor, Bessemer; Miss Harriet Valetto Coleman, maid of hoonr, Bessemer; Mis* ICloise Stevenson, maid of honor, Jackson ville; Miss Kittle Belle Sterling, honorary sponsor, Mobile. BRIG. BENJ. F. WEATHERS. J. T. GARRETSON, Adjt. Gen. and Chief of Staff. General Weather* has also appointed to represent the Roanoke camp. Aiken** Smith. No. 293. of w hieh he is comman der. Miss Kulette Barker, sponsor, We dowee. and Misses Ruby and Mamie Mc Kay. Wedowee, to represent this camp at the general reunion in Chattanooga, Tenn. The track meet of the high schools of Wedowee, Roancuke and LaFayette wu* held in Wedowee yesterday. Most of the points were won by Wedowee The meet was enthusiastic and well attended. The visitors were shown many social cour tesies. 4 Sight Attention f “SCHULTE' Scientifically Flitted GLASSES" Examination by a Specialist WITHOUT CHARGE A Reasonable Charge for Glasses IF Required The Schulte Standard Pricers are: In Gold Filled.$2 to $4 In Solid Gold .$.% to JG Fxtra for Toric Lenses, $2 SCHULTE OPTIGAL CO. Specialists In Fitting, Glasses i^mpire Bldg1.. Second Floor 20th St. and 1st. A.ve. Hours 8 a. m. to 6 p ra Sunday 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. — At Parker’s A Most Complete Line Is Carried o the Best Toilet Articles Manufactured by Roger & Gallet, Pinaud, Hudnut, Houbi ganta, Palmer, Allen, Lazell, Pibers and other well known manufacturers of the choicest Handkerchief Ex tracts, Face Powders, Toilet Waters, Sachet Powders, Soaps, etc. We can best serve at our store with the large and complete line of Toilet Articles we carry, the most careful and particular. Sul-Ferro-Sol A Remarkable Natural Product Cures dyspepsia or indigestion; builds up the entire system: a great purifier of the blood; relieves colic and bowel troubles In man or beast. Has been used with remarkable success in the cure of rheu matism. Is of the greatest value as a general nerve and system tonic. Price 50c a bottle. Allegretti’s Delicious Cream Chocolates and Fine Candies Sold exclusively at. my store In this section. Is always fresh and pare. Put up attractively In 1-2 pound, 1 pound, 2 pound and 5 ^>ound boxes. Allegretti's Is known to be the best and is appreciated always best. The Choicest Seasonable Cut Flowers and Potted Plants Geraniums—50c, 75c and $1.50 per Dozen. Coleus, Salvia and All Bedding and Plants for Porch or Window Boxes Vegetable, Flower, Grass and Field Seeds Of the best quality and sold at reasonable prices. Fertilizer* fop vege tables, flowers and lawn Bug Death, Sulpho-Tobacco Soap and other insecticides. Sprayers and Powder Shakers; Poultry Feeds and Poultry Supplies. Conkey's Chick Starter Is the best food to give as the first feed to your chicks and ducks. Price 10c, 25c and 50c per package. A full line of Conkey’s Poultry Remedies. Ilpmpmhpr My St0re Never Closes—'vp shall lYv/IIlt/IllUul bp pleased to serve yon at all hours JOHN L. PARKER Druggist, Florist and Seedsman Phones 1107 and 918 Woodward Bldg.'