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Cheerful Trade Report DROUGHT IS RELIEVED Most Advices Indicate Activity in Jobbing Lines—Crops Being Mar keted at Good Prices—Trade Ahead of Last Year r New York, September 19.—Bradstreet’s review tomorrow will say: “As trade broadens optlmisrti spreads and the outlook for the week is a rela tively cheerful trade report. Most ad vices* Indicate activity in jobbing lines or a tendency that direction. Actual wants following a prolonged policy of staving stocks is the foremost factor in broaden ing denjand. “Coupled with this are a number of other activities, making characteristics. Tims the marketing of crops at good prices, copious rains in southwestern drcuth afflicted sections, stimulants af \ forded by fall festivals and a somewhat enlarged turnover in retail circles. “Thus the uplift has not been uniform in these branches of trade and industry; in fact, there are quite a few laggards, and it is significant that many of the re turns indicate that trade, especially In dry goods, is well ahead of last year. “Business failures for the week were 2j1). against 279 in 1912. “Wheat, including flour, exports from the United States and Canada for the week aggregate 4',145,992 bushels, against 3,801,477 last year.” New York, September 19.—R. G. Dun & Co.’s weekly review of business tomorrow will say: ». "There Is slightly more disposition to .extend operations further into the future » as business advances, most advices indi cating a larger volume of trade thlm one year ago, while some industrial centers report more machinery active with a reduction in the number of unemployed. "l^abor troubles exert a leading influ ence in a few sections. Disturbances of a serious nature, however, are absent now\ Lower temperatures have had a stimulating effect on distribution of mer chandise at retail, and tlie fall season appears to be opening up fairly well. "Less conservatism is manifest in the wool market. Buyers of leather are oper ating more f re Icy. Both retail and job bing trade in footwear is moderately ac tive nowr. "Pig iron reflects -increased strength •with heavy sales of southern iron a feat ure. The strong statistical position of copper has been reflected in a continued rise in prices. "Failures this week numbered 282, against 291 last year, and 20 in Canada, compared wifh 24. DISTRICT PYTHIANS MEET IN WETUMPKA Semi-Annual Convention of Eighth District Convenes—Barbecue a Feature Wetumpka, September 19.—(Special.) The semi-annual convention of the Eighth Pythian district has attracted a large crowd to Wetumpka yesterday. An interesting session was held at the courthouse this morning presided over by H. R. Golson, chairman. After the impressive invocation by the Rev. J. M. Dan nelly, addresses were delivered by Mayor F. W. Lull and W. L. Lancaster welcoming the visiting knights. Responses replete with wit and wisdom were given by Grand Chan cellor A. G. Patterson and J. Lee Hol loway. t A barbecue was served to 1B0 or more ugests on the hillside overlook ing Wetunipka’s business square, the local knights being hosts of the visi tors. Crops in this section of the state ar° fairly good. The cotton crop is devel oping some champion pickers. A pretty little 10-year-old Elmore county girl picked i>OU pounds in 11 hours. TO BAR PISTOLS FROM THE MOVIES Chicago Reformers Seek to Eliminate All Suggestion of Firearms in Moving Pictures C'fhicago, September 19.—Moving picture ploys iti which there is a display of re volvers are to be barred from exhibitions in Chicago if a campaign begun today by judicial and reform authorities is car ried out. The elimination of even the sug gestion of firearms is sought. Maj. M. I*. C. Funkhonser, deputy superintendent of police, believes that “gun play” In motion pictures has a bad influence over boys. Judge* M. W. Pinckney of the juvenile court savs many youths brought before him say they secured the ideas for their crimes from motion pictures. EIGHT GOVERNORS OF ALABAMA 1874—1901 No. 62—The Begihnings of the Birmingham “Boom’f Edward A. O’Neal, Governor By the year 1S85 the Ely ton Land com pany, under the management of President H. M. Caldwell, assisted by Secretary Willis J. Milner, and by the gentlemen ot the directory generally, especially Col. D. S. Troy of Montgomery, had succeeded in awakening a permanent interest throughout Alabama in the fortunes of Birmingham. A sense of confidence in the landlocked mineral wealth became the foundation of most enthusiastic faith. From Mobile, Eufaula, Montgomery, Sel ma, Demopolis, Huntsville, Talladega. Tuscaloosa, Greensboro, indeed from the towns and the farms the very cream of the population changed homes to Bir mingham. Probably no town in America had ever been so suddenly built up by a population so well educated, so conservative in tone, so fixed in purpose to remain on the spot ready for a tilt with any fortune that might come. The fame of the mineral deposits brought capitalists from the east and from the west, but the dominating ele ment was native southern. Virginia. Ten nessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Georgia, the Carolinas sent their contributions to the mass, but the natives of Jefferson county more than held their own in the animated rivalry ot all for success. Hanks, churches, manufactories, street railways, parks, theatres came like mag ic. A shoe merchant from Montgomery opened business on Second avenue and soon discovered, to his astonishment, that the denmnl for tine shoes was heavier there than fn his old established town he had left. Fashionable tailors, mantua makers, fine clothing houses, the best of grocery stores found immediate cus tom. The city school system was at once set on foot with liberal support from the city government, and in most admirable method by the superintendent. In a word, as the far famed Bonapar tist grant, on the Tombigbee, had been suddenly settled ‘by southern slave hold ers, and the forest with unexampled rap idity transformed into splendid cotton plantations, so the same class of people had come to Birmingham and with ener gy, tact, intelligence and honesty had amazed the world. The mayor was a young native of Alabama, the judges on the bench were southern born, the pastors were southern born, the captains of in dustry were southern born. Every man on the directory of the Ely ton Land com pany was a native of a cotton state, and to this association of citizens the town owed the prospects ahead. It was in response to public reputation of this kind that a large number of young men. lawyers, doctors and merchants came. Among these was Oscar W. Un derwood, B. M. Allen, Joseph F. John ston, the young doctors Morris, brothers. They found there William A. Walker, Samuel E. Greene, Chambers McAdory, their peers, natives of Jefferson. They found there, natives of Jefferson, the young Drs. Davis, brothers, their peers. Messrs. W. C. Garrett and F. V. Evans established the Daily Age. Messrs. Wat kins, two brothers, from counties of the valley of the Tennessee, became their successors. Colonel Morehead and Mr. Plnckard and Mr. R. N. Rhodes set up a rival, the Herald* across the street, both morning papers. Mr. F. V. Evans set up the Evening Chronicle all alone, joined the next year by Mr. George M. Cruik shank. In rivalry Mr. R. N. Rhodes set up the Evening News. This was the general situation when Col. .James \V. gloss, a leader in the in dustries; I>r. E. H. Shell and others, to gether with the clergy, determined to in vite the young evangelists from Geor gia. the Rev. Sam Jones and the Rev. Surn Small, to hold a protracted meet ing. A great tent was pitched on Hie then open square in front of the county court house. For successive days and nights these preachers held immense audiences in closest attention. Pastors Purser, Handley, Rush, Simpson, T. J. Read. Messrs. James J. Garrett, Going, Nabors, Dr. Sholl anti others, published a card after the meetings closed, saying: “Messrs. Jones and Small came into our midst upon urgent, repeated invitation. No pay was asked or promised for their labors. * * * Thejr left multitudes in Hie churches and out of them who respect and honor both of them as Christian gen tlemen. * * * Hundreds of non-profes sors of religion converted; professing Christians of all names aroused, instruct ed and stimulated to increased earnesi nesf, zeal and better living. * * * These are some of the things they left behind them.” In the same autumn, General Rucker and others secured the services of Col. Louis J. DuPre of Washington City, a distinguished newspaper w'riter, a south ern man, for special service on the Daily Age. The project was to create through ‘he columns of the paper a public pressure upon Congress to open the navigable rivers of Alabama to all the year round navigation. DuPre’s standing in his pro fession was lirst class. He was at once successful to a remarkable degree with the Birmingham paper. His writings, de scription of the coal and iron deposits, of the town and its people and his gen eral editorial ability attracted universal attention whereever the paper could oe sent. A feature of this ingenious advertis ing was to call a great * waterways con vention” at Tuscaloosa. So on November 17, 1885, the convention met as planned. Citizens of distinction from all the im portant towns of Alabama, many from Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennes see. assembled. M^ayor Jemisou called the meeting to order in an eloquent speech. Mayor Lane was made temporary chair man. Hon. Harry Toulmin of Mobile was made president. Messrs. W. W. Screws of Montgomery, Louis J. DuPre, H. H. Brown and M. H. Hudson were'made sec letarifs. Among the citizens in attend ance were Judge David Clopton of the Alabama supreme court, Thomas H.< Watts, once governor general; J. W. Burke, collector of the port of Mobile; W. H. Skaggs, mayor of Talladega; Wil liam A. Walker and a great many o fthat 11am A. Walker and a great many of that and .John M. Martin, Herbert and Oates wrote sympathetic letters. Senator Pugh was in attendance and de livered the main speech. At that time the great engineer, James B. Eads, was pushing his scheme for a ship railway across the Isthmus of Tehauntepec. Sen ator Morgan ‘had Just entered upon his 14-years’ labor for an isthmian canal. Mr. Cothrell, the engineer of Eads, addressed the convention, explaining the ship rail way. Senator Morgan wrote a long let ter, which was read and which as usual created profound interest. The great “boom” of 1886 rose to its full height, immediately following the convention. East Lake. Ensley, Wood lawn, Avondale, Smithfleld Land com panies were organized in a night—East Birmingham, North Birmingham, etc. I remember a remark of the late B. F. Roden at this Hush time. He exclaimed, “These land companies will ruin this town.” JOHN WITHERSPOON DUBOSE. Object of Organization the Welfare and Upbuilding of Greensboro Greensboro, September 19.—(Special.) The Hale County Business and Agricul tural league was organized at a recent meeting of the citizens of Greensboro, having for its object the welfare and upbuilding of the town and county. John G. Apsey, Jr., was elected presi dent. Jack Powers, vice president and Charles IS. Waller, Jr., secretary and treasurer. There was much enthusiasm and sixty members were enrolled. The back tax commissioner has made 541 raises for tins year in the county, amounting to $139,822. The government experts touring the Sixth district spoke here to a large gath ering of Hale county citizens. Dr. W. W. Sanders, state health officer, was pres ent. IS lost excellent advice was given by the experts. * All schools have opened except the pub lic graded school. The new, handsome school building still being incomplete, the school will not open before the last of the month. The town ladies gave their usual recep tion to the Young Men’s Christian asso ciation on the opening of the Southern university. Many were present, and a most pleasant evening was spent. Traders National Bank This bank endeavors to give a safe and efficient service; and desiring to increase our connections, we devote especial attention to new business whether large or small. At the end of nine years we have more than four thousand customers, and resources of one million two hundred thousand dollars. Attention is especially called to the large percentage of cash and bonds to deposits, which our statements always show. Loans also have been n^de in moderate amounts to a considerable number of people, and col lections are not dependent upon the ability of a few persons to pay. In nine years the average loss has been less than fifty cents on each thousand dollars of paper taken, or one twentieth of one per cent. In line with the practice of many national banks, we have organized the Realty Trust'Companv, with a capital of five hundred thousand dollars. This com pany does not receive deposits, but its close affiliation with the bank has proven advantageous to both insti tutions, and has increased largely the facilities we offer the public. JOHN H. FRYE, President Birmingham, Alabama Resources $1,200,000.00 __' i:.' EMU ELKS HAVE Large Number Initiated at Exercises Last Night 1229 BALES GINNED Moulthrop to Appoint Delegates to flood Roads Congress in Mobile From Alabama Convict Im provement Association Eutaula, September 10.— (Special.) The Eufaula lodge of Elks will hold its annual reception to new members Fri day night, when a large class will be initiated. Under the leadership of Dr. w. S. Britt, exalted ruler during the past two years, the lodge has become one of the most flourishing In the state. It has practically doubled Its membership and has purchased a half Interest In the Masonic building on Broad street, of which It uses the en tire second floor for club rooms. Col. Robert Moulthrop, chairman of the executive commltee of the Alabama Convict Improvement association, will appoint 100 delegates to represent the association at the Alabama Good Roads congress, to be held at Mobile. Every county in the state will be represented bv this means. Colonel Moulthrop is still engaged in securing data on the convict situation in other states. A number of wholesale drug houses have offered donations in money and merchandise for Eufaula's proposed public hospital, which will be istab iished if the voters of the city choose lo grant the use of the public school building on Suriford street at the elec tion to be held October 6. The senti ment in favor of the hospital is so strong that there is little doubt that it will carry. According to Felix W. Ventress of Clayton. Barbour county representative of the United States census bureau, the tabulation of the separate returns from tile ginners for the September report showed that there were 1229 bales of new cotton ginned prior to September 1, as compared with 439 bales up until that date last year. The old Eufaula eommandery, No. 9. of Knights Templar, was reorganized last night, with the ceremonies being presided over by George A. Beauchamp' grand secretary of Alabama; Guy T Smith, his assistant, and Lawrence H Lee, past grand master of Alabama. WARNINGISSUED BY INSURANCE DEPT. Montgomery. September 19. -(Spe cial. I—Tlie Alabama insurane depart meat lias issued warnings against the making of contracts to write insur ance for the Provident insurance asso ciation of Waco, Tex. According to of ficials of the insurance department the Texas company has not qualified to do business In Alabama and the depart ment has been Informed that the com pany has not been licensed by the Texas*department of insurance. The state insurance department asks that the Texas company be not con fused with the Provident Insurance company of Gadsden, which Is organ ised under the Alabama laws, and qual ified to do business In the tsate. PREPARATIONS FOR HOTEL BEING MADE Construction at Huntsville Begins Shortly COST ABOUT $115,000 New Hotel Will Be Five Stories High With Something Over 100 Rooms. Wilson Invited to Huntsville Huntsville. September 19.r-tSpecial.) Preparations are being made by Quincy R. Cove. AVilliam F. Struve. Humes Coughlin and other promoters of the new hotel proposition to take possession of the city hall lot and begin construction at the earliest possible date. A big mer cantile firm has a lease on the ground floor of the main portion of the building and cannot move out until its new store is finished, which will be early in No vember. The hotel people will take the rear of the lot within the next lew days, how ever, and begin tearing away fire depart ment headquarters and operations will be well under way by the time the whole of the property can be turned over to them. The new hotel will be five stories high, will have something over 1Q0 rooms and will cost about fll5,000. In response to an Invitation recently forwarded by the Chamber of Commerce to President Wilson inviting him to visit Huntsville this fall, a letter has been received by President Kd C. Betts saying that a definite answer cannot be given at this time, but the matter of a visit to Huntsville will be taken up in the event the President finds it possible to make a southern tour this fall. The fact that the dry spell of W’eather has resulted in completely drying up the big lake in Shelta cavern has just become known. A party visited the cave yester day and found the lake bottom literally as dry as a bone. The lake has always subsided in the summer time, but it has never been known to be completely dry before. ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM CHILDERSBURG Merchants’ and Farmers’ Co-operative Association Doing Good Work. Gins Being Erected Ohildersburg, September 19.—(Spe cial.)—The Merchants and Farmer’s Co-operative associalion, which was or ganized at Childersburg during the summer is doing some good work in the way of encouraging the farmers to diversify crops and we will plant the heaviest oat crop here that lias ever been on record for this vicinity. The Profile Cotton mills of Jackson ville have begun the erection at Chll dersburg and will install six Sd-saw Igins of the latest improved make, to be ready for ginning by October 3. This will be a (great benefit to the town, as this is a heavy cotton growing vicinity. Childersburg bus received up to date about 1000 bales of cotton, not-s withstanding the heavy rains recently. Childersburg lias made quite an im provement in the last few days by working the streets, which has added to the appearance of the town consid erably. M. C. Mathews Is having a beautiful residence built on Church street. JUVENILE REFORM SCHOOL PROPOSED Union Meeting of Meridian Bible Classes Sunday Morning in In terest of Project Meridian, September 19.—(Special.)—in the interest of the establishment of a ju venile reformatory in the state of Mis sissippi there will be held a union meet ing of all the adult Bible classes of the city of Meridian in the auditorium of the I irst Baptist church Sunday* morning. Addresses will be made by- some of the best orators in tlte city, among th-.t being R. is. Wilbourn, H. R. shone and W. W. Venable. A central committee has been appointed for the purpose of enlist ing all the Bible classes In the state in this movement and literature bearing on the subject will soon be sent out. The movement Is intended to be itate v.ioe and has the indorsement of Governor Eiewer, and so far as can he learned every circuit court judge and district at torney in tiie state, besides many other men of prominence who are in a position to know and understand the need of i juvenile reformatory. B. J. SCHUSTER AGAIN HEADS HARMONY CLUB Oldest Social Organization in Selma Elects Officers—Past Year Most Successful Yet Selma, September 19.—(Special.)—Wed nesday night the Harmony club, Selma's oldest social organization, held its annual election of officers. The bonds with which tlie new building was erected are being paid off satisfactorily and the past year has been a most successful one for the organization. Among the officers elected Wednesday night, B. J. Schuster was again chosen as president of tho club. For (he past 24 years Mr. Schuster has served in that capacity, and with the end of the new year will have served the club faithfully as Its executive head for a quarter of a century. The officers elected for the year are as follows: B. J. Schuster, president; Mor ris .Meyer, vice president; Jack Leu, treasurer; ike Varetzky, secretary; la-o nartl Hagerdorn, historian. The board of directors chosen were: Max Rosenbaum. Max Hagerdorn, A. A. Davidson, H B Blkan and M. E. Heineberg. J. WILEY BROOKS IS FOUI^D DEAD IN CREEK Bullet Hole Through Head Causes Death of Well Known Citizen of Talladega Sylacauga, September 19.-(Special.) News was received here today of the finding of the body of J. Wiley Brooks who lives about nine miles east of here 'lead in a small creek near his borne 'ate yesterday afternoon. The head had a bullet bole in It that was the cause of thi death. It is thought by some that he was the victim of foul play as he lived near the scene of the recent killing of Carl Mac hen and where some troll hie has been going on lately in regard tq some illicit distillery. Others say that he had been in failing health, fur some time and think that tie bad committed suicide. He was about fifty years old and had a good reputatiju in the community where he lived. ^Watch Her Eat! She used to leave half of her food till I let her chew WRIGLEYSk ► ' It gives her an appetite. ^ She likes it better than things not good for her and it costs me less. ‘The Beneficial Confection’ is a delicious pastime that improves teeth, appetite, nerves and digestion.” Chew it after every meal BUY IT BY THE BOX of twenty packages—it costs less—of any dealer—and stays fresh until used Look for the spear Avoid imitations Weakened Trestle Discov ered by W. J. McSher don Thursday Childersburs;, September 19.—(Spe cial. i—The heroism of M. .J. MeSher don. a fisherman who lives mar the Coopa river bridge at Childersburg no doubt prevented a very serious acci dent and probably saved many lives last night. Mr. McSherdon on seeing a freight train cross this bridge noticed its rocking and on investigating found the trestle to be in a precarious condi tion. He then notified trainman on next train by having them flagged. The bridge foreman was immediately summoned and on arrival claimed the bridge to be in a very had and dan gerous condition and would not allow local passenger train number 4, nor the Seminole limited passenger train, to cross the bridge until it had been repaired. Mr. McSherdon is a man in poor cir cumstances. Reduction Announced New York. September 19.—The Standard Oil company of New Y’ork announced a reduction of % cent per gallon on all grades of naphtha for export today. NOTICE Alabama Great Southern Uailroad i oiupuny Notice is hereby given that the an nual meeting of i he stock ho- lers of the Alabama Great Southern Uailroad company will be held at the office <*f the company in Birmingham. Alabama, on Wednesday, October 1, 191.:, at 10 o’clock a. m., for election of directors and the transaction of such other busi ness as may be brought before th* meeting. R. D. BANK FORD. Secretary. September £0, 1913. A Well Dressed Man Needs No Introduction His neat appearance wins him a hearing every time and helps gain the confidence of those with whom lie deals. For the world will judge bv ai> pea ranees. If you appreciate the true value of good clothes you will enjoy wearing these we offer. Here is evqry wanted weave in pleasing patterns, cut in the new est styles, and baud tailored into lasting shapes. 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