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Today is the Last
Day of the Sale
of Men’s Suits
Choose your pattern. The three lots contain
widely different effects, medium toned and variant.
Also blue serges.
For Any ©
• Suit Up^
to $18.00
For Any $ ^ g%
Suit Up ^ I
to $28.00 JL
> For Any Suit $
Up to
$35.00 .
Porter's Sale Ends Tonight.
Boyden Oxfords for Men
Were $6.00, $6.50 and $7.00
1922-24 First Avenue. In The Heart of Birmingham.
Miss Smith Not Bound Over
to Action of Butler
Grand Jury
Greenville, September 5.—(Special.)■—In a
preliminary hearing before Judge A. T.
Raniage, Miss Lytha Smith, who shot and
killed J. p. Wilkinson on last Sunday
night, was not bound over to the action of
the grand jury. The evidence given in
the bearing convinced tlie judge that she
was justifiable in the killing of Wilkin
It will be remembered that Wilkinson
tried to gain entrance to the home of Miss
Smith and her widowed mother. This
was refused and he made entrance by
force and upon entering the door Miss
Smith emptied a load of buckshot Into his
right leg. the wound causing such loss
of blood that Wilkinson died.
The Lewis building in Hast Greenville
Is nearing completion. The building was
built to take the place of one burned
last fall. It is rumored that one of
the stores will be occupied bv William
Hartley as a grocery, the other by W.
11. Harrison Motorcycle agency.
Messrs. .T Lee Long and W. K. Thames
have shipped several cars of mules and
equipment for building good highways to
Columbus, Miss. Messrs. Long and
Thames have secured a very large con
tract for a road at Columbus and have
left for that place.
Illinois Central and Yazoo
Valley Cases at Jackson
September 11
Jackson. Miss.. September 5.—(Special.)
Judge Henry G. Niles of the federal court
will come down to Jackson from his home
In Kosciusko September 11 for the pur
pose of hearing the temporary injunc
tion whereby the Illinois Central and the
Yazoo and Mississippi Valley railroads
seek to escape the payment of the in
creased tax assessed against them by the
railroad commission, and on the 23d will
tiear the answer to the bill in equity.
The secretary of the railroad commis
sion was served with notice hot to send
the assessment rolls to the several coun
ties, but that recommendation, he saVs. is
entirely superfluous for the reason that
the rolls will not be made up or ready to
►end to the several counties for two
months, and tax collections will not begin
befote December 1.
So far no other roads have joined the
Illinois Central in this injunction, but in
view of the fact that the Mobile and Ohio,
Southern. New Orleans and Northeastern.
Louisville and Nashville and others were
also “raised out of their boots.’' it is
expected they will also lile writs before
the dale set for the hearing.
Albert Smith Meets Tragic
Death Near Bay
Ray Minette, September 5.—(Special. >
Albert AT. Smith, employed as a night
watchman on the steamer American, and
according to the report that the employes
gave out, fell overboard Sat« iday night
about 9:30 o’clock and was drowned. JI i
relative** were notified from Choctaw
Rlcff, but conflicting stories kept them
in the dark until today.
Sunday evening his body was found at
l the draw of the Ten saw river at Hurri
cane. A coroner's inquest was held there
Monday morning and as no one there
could establish his identity, the body was
brought to Bay Alinette, where it was
The relatives had inquired when they
found that a drowned man had been found
rind brought to this place, but as the
report came to them that it was a local
iran they felt that it was not the one
that they were looking for.
I'pon receiving further infjbmatlon,
K. I*. Burger, a brother-in-law and also
a nephew and later joined by L. N. Smith,
m brother of the drowned man, came to
this place and upon opening the grave
found that it contained the bodv of the
one they were hunting.
State Highway Will Be Con
structed From Ft. Payne
to Sylvania
Fort Payne, September 5.—(Special)
The board of county commissioners of
DeKalb county have advertised for bids
for the construction and building of a
state highway from the corporate limits
ol the town of Fort Payne to Sylvania
by the way of Gibson Gap and Cunning
ham bridge on Town creek, said road to
be built under the direction and super
vision of tile state highway commission
and of the commissioners’ court, and to
be built in accordance with plans and
specifications of the.state engineer.
This will be the second road to be
built in this county under the direction of
the state highway commission, and will
prove of much benefit to the citizens of
Sand mountain who live along the route.
The Alabama Great Southern railroad
has a crew of hands here at work build
ing a concrete walk along their proper
ty lying next the track and in front of
the passenger depot.
The first bale of cotton was brought in
today by .T. Lambert, a prosperous
farmer living a few miles north of this
place. The cotton was bought by E. S.
Killian and brought 13 cents per pound.
I Owing to trie large number ui peo
ple we nave beeji unaole to wait on.
we have decided to continue this
special offer until Sept. 16 to make
our special sets of (whalebone) teeth
for $4. They are the lightest and
strongest plate known. d«» not cover
the roof or the mouth; can bite corn
off the cob; guaranteed for -0 years.
A Kcu Prices l'«r Short Time Only ;
Full set of teeth .94.00 |
Gold crown .93.00 I
Bridge work (per tooth) .$3.00 H
Gold fillings .75c up I
Silver fillings .50c I
Painless extracting .50c I
nave impictjntuij iun.«*n m inurniug, >?eT leeuv me same any. nsHmmauon
and advice free. Established 15 years—here to stay. Car fare allowed 5u
miles. Hours? s to s p. ni. Sunday t) to 4 p. in.
f New. York Painless Dentists
Entire Second Floor Over Merc taunt*’ A Mechanic*' Trunt and Savins* Honk
; IWftVj Second Avt. l.ady Attendant
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New ^ ork Expects Greatest
Fall Buying- Movement
of Many Years
First Influx of Buyers Has Been
Reflected Daily in the Better
General Tone of Stock
Xpw York, September 6.—(Special.)—New
York in likely to have within the next
three or four weeks—perhaps longer
proof that cannot he questioned of the
Prosperity and healthy condition of busi
ness throughout the United States. For
there can he no question of the accuracy
of the statement recently made that the
stocks carried by retail houses through
out the United States have for some time
been at a minimum, or of the further state
ment that the lowness itself of these
stocks has made inevitable a very heavy
demand for the commodities with which
to deplenish the shelves and counters of
the letail dealers throughout tho United
St. Louis, Philadelphia and Boston, as
well as New York, have noticed within
a few days an increase of buying orders
and a decided Increase in the number of
those who come from distant parts to
these markets for the purpose of buying
Regular as Seasons
in tile movement of money and currency
ii-om the great financial centers to the
farms of the United States, which is a
feature of the late summer and early fall
movement, to be reckoned on euch year
a.s certainly as the autumn equinox, so
also the movement of the buyers of the
l nited States to the great markets may
with equal accuracy be deserit>ed as a
seasonal movement. It is usually first no
ticed In New York, and that is probably
true of the other large commercial cen
ters, about mid-August. The buyers have
come to New York for the last two or
tluee weeks in unprecedented numbers.
They have come not merely to wander
inspectlngly through the great sample
rooms, hut actually to buy. They report
that flu- stocks of goods in the retail
houses throughout the country have been
exhausted. Retail merchants have been
careful not to buy any more than Is nec
essary for day to day requirements.
There now seems to be a widely spread
confidence that retail business from this
time on until after the holidays is to be
very large. Retailers are certainly buy
ing commodities of all kinds in great
amounts, and all the indications point to
a continuation of these purchases per
haps until mid-fall.
Several Considerations
The unexpectedly great influx of buyers
at New York and other large commercial
tenters, who ns a whole represent the en
tire United States, has caused in our
banking houses and iu the offices of lead
ing business in ?u a good deal of very en
couraging thinking. They say, first of
nil that the unexpectedly large demand
for commodities which are within a short
time to be placed upon tin* shelves and
tounters of retail houses throughout the
country is convincing proof that the
business men of the United States are not
at all alarmed about the somewhat de
pressing crop report
In tl.e next place, the presence of these
buyers, who have behind them abundance
of credit, and who are inspired with
.splendid confidence, makes it evident that
there is no real apprehension throughout
the United States lest there be a very
harmful money stringency in the fall.
In the third plaee. the arrival at the
gieut commercial centers of thousands of
buyers—-there were housed at one large
hotel in New York one night recently
nearly 2000 persons almost all of whom
were buyers—makes it clear that the ex
traordinary preparations that were made
by the banks in the larger financial cen
ters in the spring for adequately meeting
the exigencies of the fall have accom
plished precisely w'hat the bankers hoped
would be accomplished.
Urged to Husband Resources
In the mid-spring some of those who
are in charge of the la.ger financial in
stitutions of the United States spoke in
words of monition urging that there be
a husbanding of resources, that there be
no attempt to secure capioU for new un
derRikings until some months had passed,
find that there be no manipulation of a
speculative kind. Although these condi
tions occasioned some criticism, it having
been even charged that the banks were
« urtaillng credit so that by reason of
stringency they might command larger
profit, nevertheless the monitions were
heeded and there came no unusual or
heavy demands for funds.
Bankers of this city say that the hanks
of the financial centers are now abund
antly able to take care of the demands of
farmers for funds with which to meet
their crops and the amount of currency
shipped from New' York to Chicago in
July and early August, tends to prove the
truth of the statement made by leading
bankers of tlie west that they are abund
antly supplied with resources with which
to finance the marketing of the crops.
There seems to be no reason to doubt
that merchants all over the United States
have had good reason for the confidence
they feel that their banks will be able
to meet demands, even those extraordi
narily large, provided these demands are
lor legitimate business purposes. The
buying of commodities designed for the
retail market !s regarded a.s perhaps In
every respect the most legitimate of all
business demands. The retail markets
represent the ultimate consumer, and it
is he or his family who provides the funds
with which discounted notes are met at
their maturity, and with which the man
ufacturer or wholesaler is able to meet his
own obligation.
A Great Country
Another thing which the presence of
these buyers Ims brought to notice, and
of which frequent mention is made, is
that notwithstanding tariff and currency
agitation, notwithstanding politics, busi
ness and industry of all kinds in tho
Uniter] States arc advancing steadily and
magnificently. It is when great groups
of buyers visit New York or Boston or
Philadelphia or Chicago that there does
come a faint realization of the wonderful
opulence of the United States. Some of
our ablest bankers and most successful
business men confess that they are un
able fully to appreciate .the stupendous
prosperity and power of the people of the
United States.
i It was observed by one business man to
• day that it is not a chance coincidence
that the influx of buyers from great com
mercial centers begun e4 a time when a
renewed disposition of capital to invest |
in securities was ftrat observed, and when
the quotable prices of securities dealt in
upon the floor of the Stock exchange be
gan to appreciate. On the very day of
the first influx of considerable numbers of
buyer?, the final quotations of securities
dealt in that day on the Stock exchange
were in almost every instance accom
panied by the plus mark signifying in
crease. That is h circumstance which is
not oiten observable early in the year.
“How Does Wrigley’s eshzz^
Steady Your Nerves?”
The same way tobacco
steadies yours.
“It’s wonderful. Try it.”
It’s a soothing outlet for nervousness. It’s
a refreshing, pleasant pastime that im
proves teeth, breath, appetite, digestion.
Carry this inexpensive pleasure in your
pocket. It’s always ready to chew and to
benefit you—to take away the effects ot
over-smoking and over-eating. It’s as good
for you as sunshine.
Look for the spear Avoid imitations
Chew it after every meal
During Speech Thursday
Explains Views on Suf
frage Question
Goodwater, September 5.—(Special.)
Congressman R. P. Hobson, candidate
for the United States Senate, spoke here
Thursday to a la?*ge audience.
Mr. Hobson ■spoke for more than two
hours and during the time outlined the
principles for which he stands, giving
brief details of each and pointing out to
his hearers wherein ids opponent. Mr.
Clayton, differs from him.
A few of the many principles for which
Mr. Hobson stands are, education of the
boys and girls; a stronger navy; prohibi
tion; the manufacture of cotton into
cloth, etc., ready for the consumer, in
the fields of the south, and suffrage.
He said on the suffrage question that
he had been asked by some of his friends
not to mention the question of suffrage,
though he wanted to explain to the people
hovV he stands on the subject; that he is
in favor of it in the states, though ho is
not in favor of it in the Senate, was made
plain to Ids hearers in the explanation.
Institute Being Held in $8500 School
Building—Kail Term of
Court On
Limden. September 5.—(Special.)- The
Marengo county teachers' institute is in
session here this week, being held in the
new' school building which lias recently
been completed at a cost of about $8500.
Miss Strickland of the Birmingham city
schools is conducting the institute, assist
ed by Miss Ogburn of Montgomery. The
nupmber of teachers attending is only
but a number of those who live in south
Marengo are attending at Tiiomasvllle.
Invocation was offered by the Rev. J. YV.
Cl alker. pastor of the Linden Methodist
church. Dr. A. B. Stone, chairman of
the board of education, welcomed the
teachers. Miss Ogburn made a strong ap
peal to the teacher# for their co-opera
tion in the work. Miss Robinson of the
agricultural department at Auburn dr »\v
a forceful lesson upon the relationship'
of tlie teacher to the Boys' Corn club
and the Girls' Tomato club, and the model
ora wing lesson given by Miss McAdory
of Jefferson county was very instructive.
The fall jury term of the Marengo law
and equity court convened here Monday,
with Judge K. J. Gilder presiding and
Solicitor B. G. Wilson looking a ♦'ter the
interests of the Mete. Lig teen men se
lected from the various sections of the
county, compose the grand iury with Mr.
H. Z Lipscombc of Demopolis as fore
man. This is the first grand jury this
county has had this year and their labors
will necessarily be many and arduous.
Tftr political pot la getting to a red
heat in this county, although the election
Is nearly a year off Already there are
eight announced! candidates for sheriff,
three for the lower house of the legisla
ture and two for the senate Very little
interest is manifested in state politics.
A trial order of our 1 ah aba Coal will
convince you of our quality and serv
Get our prices before you buy.
Wittichen Coal & Transfer Ctx
aialu 433
Frank Palmer Wanted in
Franklin for Murder.
Arrested in Dallas
Russellville, September 5. (Special.)
Frank Palmer, wanted by Franklin
county for the murder of Dave Gleen I'l
years ago, is under arrest in Dallas, Tex.,
and is being held in the Texas city until
tiie arrival of Sheriff Hargett to claim
the prisoner.
The oldest citizens of Russellville can
recall tiie murder of Gleen by Palmer
near the Mississippi line. Gleen was sit
ting in tiie window of his home late at
night when shot and instantly killed.
Palmer was indicted for the crime, but
escaped and has since been eluding cap
ture. He will be tried for the murder at
tlie November term of circuit court.
Meridian. Miss., September f*. -(Special.*
The people of Meridian wouldn't stand
for the closing of th*» free concerts at
Highland park on September 1. and ow
ing to the demand for their continuance
the Board of Trade has arranged with
Jung’s e rid Ian Military band to give
two night concerts at the park during the
week and one each Sunday afternoon din
ing the month of Septemebr.
The band will play on the street ;.li
other nights of the week except Sunday
night. This band has grown very popu
lar and with the free moving pictures and
other attractions at the park, the people
want them continued, as they are of th<
opinion that more people would enjoy the
park during the month of September than
at any other time.
Jackson. Miss., September a. (Special.*
The trustees of the penitentiary deter
mined at their meeting yesterday that
they would make an exhibit of the prod
ucts of the convict farms at the state fair
this fall. Last year the trustees did not
participate in the fair, though they had
done bo nearly every year prior to that,
and for the first time the people of the
state got some idea of what the convicts
are doing.
The exhibits have always been very
creditable, the specimens of corn, cot
ton, peas. peanuts. molasses. pota
toes, turnips, etc., being just as fine au
ever seen in an> fair, nf course, th.
trustees do not enter into competition for
the prizes -their show Is simply to dem
onstrate what the con Niels are doing.
Russellville, September (Special.) A
telegram announcing the aeo»'»'.nfai ,ieat.
of James Horton. Jr.. In Waco. Te.d,
has been r^cefcved by the friends ari l rela
tives of the dead man. The telegram
stated that the man was thrown from a
wagon and instantly killed. His remains
will be shipped to this city and interred
at his old home, New burg.
_ _ _ _
Mountain <’reek, September 5.—(Special.)
A large eagle was killed by W. K. Hud
son this morning near here. The bird
was seen soaring near Mr. Hudson
home and Hudson rushed to his home,
secured his gun and brought the rtobl.
bird to earth. The eagle was shown tn
the residents of this place and Old Soi
dlera' homo.
Fact of the Treasury Being
Practically Empty Causes
Much Distress
Meridian, Miss., September 5.—(Special.)
| There is much discussion over the fact
that the city of Meridian had to pay off
its employes this week iri scrip, the first
time such a thing has happened for many
years. The city treasury is practically
empty and will remain that way until
taxes are collected, unless a charter
amendment permitting a bond sale is
ratified at a city election to be held for
that purpose September 19.
l.'nder the commission government law,
the city,council cannot borrow money in
sums of $500 or over, nor can they con
tract any indebtedness for this amount
and over without first having the matter
ratified by a vote of the people. A bond
issue was voted several months ago for
tiie sum of $275,000, and the greater part
of the bonds was sold to the the New
York Life Insurance company at 5V£ per
cent, payable* serially, but the purchasing
company demanded that the city adopt
a charter amendment limiting tlie indebt
edness of tlie city to 10 per cent of tlie
assessed valuation of real and personal
property, which Is the limit fixed by the
state law. but which Meridian would have
tiic power to exceed under her special
ci:a rter.
It Is believed that the charter amend
■ ment will be adopted September 19, and
that the city will thus be enabled to
meet its obligations from the general fund
without Issuing scrip.
S.Vla<auga, September 5. f Special.)- The
eightieth annual session of the Coosa
! Fiver Baptist association will meet with
the h'arpersville Baptist church in Shelby
! county, near Vincent, on September 24
j and continue in session for two days.
Three negroes have been arrested on
the charge uf being implicated in the
shooting of (». B. Wesson on last Sun
day night. The grand jury is now in
session and will investigate the case.
M N.' Manning of Talladega announcer!
this week as a candidate for the offb •
of .solicitor of the city court of Talladega
county. There will likely be other candi
dates for the place, an the friends of J. B.
Fan ford of Sylacauga are urging him «o
get in the race, ami it is likelv that 'lie
Chattanooga Wants to Solve
Problem for Short Term
Chntta nooga. September 5.—(Special.)- A
wide movement is on foot here for tho
adoption of the prison farm system to
solve the problem which Chattanooga
faces In providing larger and more eco
nomical quarters for her short term pris
oners. The farm solution was first sug
gested when the city physician condemned
the present E street jail as .insanitary and
inadequate, and demanded that immediate
action be taken to provide other quar
The first sit** suggested for the form
was V, illiam’ island, whieh is situated in
the Tennessee river about five miles be
low Chattanooga and contains about one
square mile of land. There has been some
opposition to this location on the grounds
that it is at tirrms inundated, but real op
position has been discovered to the farm
system. It is generally considered to bo
more humane, more efficient, and more
economical. Most short term prisoners
are not hardened criminals and their con
finement is more a matter of probation
than one of punishment. The majority of
the city officials arc heartily in favor of
the plan.
Greensboro. September 5—(Special.)—The
Hale County Teachers* insitute la now
In the midst of a very Interesting session.
The conductors are Prof. A. F*. Jack
son, principal of th- Eutaw High school,
end Miss Inez‘K. Smith, primary teacher
of the Birmingham schools.
Sixty-four names have been enrolled,
and notwithstanding the excessive heat
all are prompt to atend every session.
Mr. Yerby, editor of the Greensboro
Watchman, delivered the welcome ad
dress* Joseph H. Jam* - of Greensboro
spoke on "Better Attendance” Dr. Cald
well's address dealt with "Hookworm
Distare.” D. N. Dnuran oC Auburn gave
Mime results of the Boys' Corn club and
the Girls’ Canning dub work. Di. At
kinson of the Southern university deliv
• red an interesting address on ‘'Language
in the Grammar Grades, and Prof. H.
K. James. Instructor in drawing in the
Chmingham central High chool, ga\e
a demonstration in drawing.
While the majority of people are
honest, it behooves financial insti
tutions to guard against the possibi
iity of defalcations. To this end,
we select employes with care and
have each person adequately
bonded. And in so far as is practi
cable, daily audits are made of all
a important transactions, by a man
| continuously in our employ. ] j
In addition to this, two audits are made annually by
N a private firm of auditors, and once in each six months,
| examinations are made by a National Bank Examiner. |
| These precautions are expensive, but afford protection
j| to depositors nd stockholders, and to employes as well;
Ifor there is no method of keeping a man honest, so sure |
as to frequently audit his work.
John H. Frye, Pres. Resources $1,200,000

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