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Campbell White of the United Pres byterians, tell what their churches had been doing in the missionary fields. \ Each sectional meeting represented the territory of a bishop in the Unit ed States and each discussed the prop - ositions for the enlargement of the church, especially the new financial plan Introduced in the convention as they affect their particular territories. Mr. White, who also spoke tonight, said that if 15,000,000 of the 23,000, 000 of Protestant church members in America would give as much per mem ber—$3.50—as the United Presbyterians did last year, there would be funds enough to evangelize the world In the present generation. Mr. Cory as a practical wide of Christianity suid the reduction of the wale of opium in China from $220,000, 000 a year to less than $20,000,000 in five years, was due to the efforts of Christian missionaries in China. Bleeds to Death Huntsville, October 29.—(Special.) Bud Dove, son of a well known negro farmer of this county, shot himself ac cidently yesterday and died within a few minutes. He was handling a shot gun when it was discharged arid the full load entered his thigh. Love bled to death. FOUR MILLION GIFT LARGEST EVER MADE TO MEDICAL SCHOOL Col. 0. H. Payne, Noted for Modesty, Has Given This Amount to Cornell OTHER BENEFACTIONS ON ENORMOUS SCALE Falling Off in Orders by Railroad Companies in Striking Coantrasl to Situation in Other Lines of Industry ny If Of J, AND New York, October 29.—(Special.)—The reported gift of $4,000,000 for the addi tional endowment of Cornell University Medical college in New York city by Col. Oliver H. Payne is sure to revive many Incidents relative to Colonel Payne’s phi lanthropies as well as his more private benefactions. He is presumed to be one of the wealthiest citizens of New York, although lie may still retain -his legal resi dents in Cleveland, O. All sorts of guesses as to his aggregate fortune measured in dollurs are frequently made. Almost all of t^icm place him In the rank of men whose wealth is larger than $50,000,000. Whatever his estate may be at the end of any one year it must be materially increased by his millions of Income in the next year. He lives, relatively speak ing, modestly. As he has never married he has no very extensive family obliga tions. He is fond of yatchlng, but he is personally about as Inconspicuous a man as lives in New York, if he passes up and down Wall street, very few recog nize him. If lie enters the offices of the Standard Oil company, of w’hich he is a very large stockholder, few' of those who gather in that building identify him as Colonel Payne. Those who have some familiarity witii Colonel Payne’s life say that his private benefactions each year are very large. Partly from modesty and partly, no doubt, from a desire to protect himself against appeals l'or aid he tries to conceal from the public his identity with these been factions. He would have been glad had it remained a secret that he was the giver of the fund of $500,000 to the Cornell Medical college when it was first estab lished in New York city. One of the persistent reports which bus been, now for several years, in circulation asserts that Colonel Payne gave outright to a favorite nephew’ some years ago sev eral million dollars. One of the reports fixes tiie amount as high as $20,000,000. And none of the reports estimate the gift as less than $5,000,000. Colonel Payne's devotion to his sister, who was tlie ilrst wife of the late Wil liam C. Whitney, w’as ideal, really idyllic. There Is no doubt of the accuracy of t'he reports which attributed to Colonel Payne a gift outright of $1,000,000 as a birthday or some other anniversary present to his sister. He lias always been greatly at tached to one of the sons of William C. Whitney, and the affection, which char acterizes their mutual relations, could not be stronger if one w’ere the father and the other the son. A Great Medical College James Stillman’s gift to Harvard Medical college several years ago has always been regarded as an especially fortunate bene faction. The late J. P. Morgan’s endow ment of $1,000,000, by means of which It was possible to establish a maternity hospital in this city, was of inconceiv ably great benefit to tills community. There have been large gifts to the College of Physicians and Surgeons which is now associated with Columbia university. The Vanderbilt family has always been es pecially Interested In this institution. But so far as hasty examination makes it possible to learn, Colonel Payne’s ben efaction of $4,000,000, supplementing as it does his earlier benefaction of $500,000, constitutes the largest single endowment ever made to an American medical col lege. John D. Rockefeller’s contributions to the Rockefeller Institute of Research may exceed this amount. The Rockefeller Institute, however, Is solely occupied with the work of research. Mr. Rockefeller is quoted by his friends as having said that already the achievements of the bril liant men who have been engaged In re search work in that institution far more than justify, even from the economic point of view, the investment which he made in endowing the Institute. The names of Dr. Simon Flexner and Dr. Alexis Carrel of themselves tell a part of the story of the returns Mr. Rockefeller has received from this investment. The Colonel Payne endowment will make It possible for the Cornell Medical col lege to maintain the highest equipment and to obtain the ablest professional ser vices, Colonel Payne’s gift to Cornell is all the more romantic from the fact that he had no student association with the university. In fact, it was not in ex istence in his student days. His own as i sedations are with Yale, of which he is a graduate and all of those, who are near to Mm bv blood or marriage were also graduated from Yale. ' auction to these outright gifts it has been the common understanding here that Colonel Payne has each year made up the deficiency between the cost ot maintaining the medical college and the Income received from tuition fees or other sources. In this respect his method is m You . will be quick to appreciate the goodness of Piedmont—when you smoke them. A happy combination of choice, mellow tobacco and perfect workman* ship. And because they are so good—they are the big gest selling Sc. cigarette in America. Whole coupon in each package. . 10 for 5* ^ UNION FOUNDRY CO. AWARDED CONTRACT Anniston Plant Furnishes White Way Posts KENNEDY CASE TODAY Military Company at Anniston May Bo Barred From Service in Mexico Owing to Fact Members Have Not Been Paid Anniston, October 29.—((Special.) The Union Foundry company of this city has just been awarded the con tract for the installation of ornamental boulevard posts on Pennsylvania ave nue in Washington, D. C., the third time after an interesting contest be fore ‘the House committee of district affairs. When the Anniston company was awarded this contract several weeks ago at a price higher than a com petitive company, the compeltor raised a protest and the award was held up. The Senate committee on House af fairs made an investigation and award* ed the contract a second time. The competitor then took his protest to the House committee and the investigation was renewed, but never completed, the Aniston company being awarded the contract a third time this week. Walter C. Allen, electrical engineer of tile District of Columbia, was in i Anniston Tuesday for the purpose of ! inspecting the ornamental lamp stan I dard for Pennsylvania avenue, from the j White House to the Capitol. This con | tract calls for the execution of a spe cial design prepared by the govern ! ment, and is said to be the most dif ' ficult piece of work ever attempted j by the Anniston company, owing to its • extreme height and the depth of orna j mentation. I An interesting question has been | raised in Anniston by members of the state militia here with reference to j the prospect, of service in Mexico, which j is said to be probable in the event of an armed clash with the Huerta gov I ernment. The Anniston company carried a j large number of men to the state en I campment at East Lake lust summer, land it is said that the men have not J yet been paid for this service, in view' of this, the point has been raised as to I whether this would he regarded as a breach of contract on the part of the state and enable the men to escape service in the event of war. Local officers state that the failure ; of the state to meel its obligations to the men makes it harder to keep their | companies up to the required standard j and re-enlist men when their terms ex | pire. According to a letter received by Dr. Will Li. Northern of Talladega and forwarded to the headquarters in this city, Dr. A. K. Parks of Montevallo will be in this city at the next regular | meeting of the Calhoun County Dental i society to deliver an address on the subject of his tin-lined inlay, a ques tion of considerable interest to the dental fraternity. The Fifth ward public school ob served a partial holiday Wednesday in respect to the memory of B. J. Ligon. who had acted as janitor at that school j almost ever since it was established ! by the city. Mr. Ligon died at the home of J. B. Allen in Ward five : Tuesday. His funeral w as held at Ox j ford cemetery Wednesday morning. ! Despite the fact that there were ap proximately 5000 visitors in Anniston , Tuesday to attend the circus, only two j arrests wrere made, and the officers say I that the order among the crowds was the best ever noted in this city under similar occasions. The notorious Pearce-Kennedy feud : case will be revived Thursday in the city court of Anniston when Ada Ken nedy. charged with complicity in the alleged conspiracy to murder Shelt and i Sargo Kennedy, will be placed on trial. similar to that often adopted by the late iJ. P. Morgan. For Mr. Morgan was ‘ accustomed to say to those who directed various philanthropies in which he was in terested that if they would bring him a statement at the end of the year, or of each quarter, showing the difference be I tween receipts and expenditures, he would I make out a check sufficient in amount j to cover the deficiency. A Queer Situation I Judge E. H. Gary in a statement re ' cently made as reported in Chicago, spoke 1 of the heavy falling off in the orders i from the railroad companies for com i modities produced by the Steel corpora I tion. Other steel and iron manufactur ers who are the executive heads of the independent corporations have spoken re cently in like manner. Yet in spite of this falling off in orders from the railroad companies, the demand I for iron and steel products for general consumption continues .to be surprisingly large. So striking is the difference between the business furnished by the railroad com 1 panies and that by other consumers of Iron and steel products that a real object lesson, teaching the condition of the rail roads respecting financing, is believed to bo furnished by this strange difference. The railroad companies are put to it to make equipments go as far as possible, and many of them are procrastinating the day when much needed improvements shall be ordered in the hope that they will be better able by and by to secure funds. It is really a somewhat appalling situation which the great majority of railroad irmnagers of the United States are now facing. Whether the increase in freight rates of 5 per cent, which the so-called eastern territory, or the roads running east of Chicago, has asked the Interstate commerce commission to grant would improve the situation materially can only be demonstrated by test. But that this slight increase in rates would make it possible for the railroad com panies to secure much-needed material and greatly needed equipments will, it is thought here, be unanswerably demon strated In the hearings before the inter state commerce commission. Kinds Lead Pencil Mine In thin country we And the prospecting spirit rampant In all walks of life, and If the ambitions of a recent zealous, though somewhat misguided, prospector should be realized, Kingman, Ariz., woul l be the unique possessor of a lead pencil mine. Alt employe of the Postal Tele graph company engaged In digging post holeu along the main street of the town, discovered several pieces of lead ore and promptly located the street for several blocks, posting his notice on one of the poles which had Just been placed. He took a sample of the ore to a local as sayer and In the meantime proceeded to try to peddle his claim. The sample assayed over 60 per cent lead, but de spite this fact prospective purchasers seemed to be over-cautious about mak ing any investment, says the Engineering and Mining Journal. Chagrined but not disheartened be chided one of them thus: "Beeorro, men! That’s some lid. Fifty per cent. Why, mon, that’s regular lid pencil lid." FRISCO PUCES BIG 75,000 Tons of Steel Billets Placed With Standard BEGIN FERRY SERVICE Goforth Trial Comes Up This Morn ing—Country Club Offered Site Adjoning Noccalulu Falls. Two Escape From Jail Gadsden, October 29.— (Special.)—An | order for 75,000 tons of steel billets for the Frisco system has been received at the Standard Steel company’s plant here, according to advices received to day. The steel is to be used in the con struction of cars. The order will Insure steady operation of the plant. Every department of the big plant is in oper ation. Gadsden is filled with thousands of visitors today because of a circus. The schools were closed, as was the Dwight mills at Alabama City. After a delay of several days, due to the absence of Important witnesses, the trial of Wiley Goforth on the charge of murdering Nicholas Schentzen was begun In the city court of Gadsden thin morning. Walter Self was the first wit ness for the state. He was an impor tant witness in the first trial. The Baker estate of Seirna has offered for the use of the Country club two acres of land adjoining Noeoalula Falls as a site for a club house- Land ad jacent this this can be secured for a golf course. The offer was conveyed in a letter received by Loui Hart. Bill Harding, a white man, with an other prisoner, escaped from the Mar shall county jail at Guntersvllle. Hard ing was being held on a murder charge. W. G. Little has brought suit against the Alabama Great Southern Railroad company for $10,000 for injuries alleged to have been received in the Attalla yards, May 3, 1913. He is a former em ploye of the road. Gadsden business men expect to go to Centre in a body tomorrow to at tend the Cherokee county fair. Gadsden Shriners will leave here to morrow morning in a special car on the Louisville and Nashville road for Mont gomery to attend the ceremonial to morrow night of tiie Alcazar temple. A rise in the Tennessee river nas made the operation of the ferry be tween Guntersville and Hobbs Island possible again, and service on the Nash ville, Chattanooga and St. Louis rail road from Guntersville to Huntsville will be resumed tomorrow. I MISSIONS DISCUSSED AT HARTSELLE Hartselle, October 29.—(Special.) The Woman’s Foreign Mission society of the Decatur district met in annual session here today, the routine work of organizing occupying the afternoon session Miss Mary N. Moore, president of the society, and also president of the Athens Female college, made an ad dress on ’’The Home and Foreign Field,” at 7 o’clock. Among the notable and representative women who will take part in the conference are Mrs. Z. A. West of Decatur, Mrs. W. K. Simp son of Guntersville, Mrs. Alice John son of Bessemer and Mrs. W. I. Wal ston of New Decatur. The conference will adjourn Friday at noon. The Rev. J. S. Chadwick, assistant ed itor of the Nashville Christian Advo cate and a member of the North Ala bama conference, will preach at the First Methodist church here Sunday. Rev. Ira F. Hawkins of Decatur, pre siding elder, will be present and admin lister tlie communion. Style Is Like a Shadow You can point your finger AT it, but you can’t put your finger ON it. It doesn’t shout—it whisp ers. It aims as much for RE PRESSION as for EXPRES SION. 'it is an affair of deli cate distinctions and subtle shad ings. A case in point — H. - P. Hats at $2.00 H-P Hat Store 1923 3rd Ave. Bessemer Store: 205 N. 19th Street JAIL DELIVERY AT EUFAULA FOILED _ A Nejfro Held for Murder Warns Sheriff of Plot _ FLEECED OUT OF $450 j Clayton's Private Secretary Returns to Washington—Central of (ieor # gia Conductor Is Injured. Cashier Resigns Eufaula, October H9.—(Special*)—The faithfulness of an old negro employe. Will Dudley, held for murder in the county jail at Clayton, saved Sheriff R. R Teal from being choked to death by Wallace Adams, white, formerly of Amerlcus, Ga.. and two other prison ers, both negroes. They had plotted to throttle him and then take his keys and make their escape. Their plotting was overheard by Dudley, who, al though facing a longer penitentiary term than any other prisoner in the Jail, reported It to Sheriff Teal, tr. whose family he had worked as a boy. and their plans were nipped in the bud. Johnson is now' working out an eight-month sentence on the county road for vagrancy, while Dudley will soon be taken to the mines for a 10 year sentence for second degree mur der. R. S. Jones, Sr., one of the oldest and best known farmers and Confederates, who was fleeced out of 5450 while the Sautelle circus was here last week, has recovered his money after getting on the trail of the show and keeping up with it to Ozark, where he em ployed an attorney, kept Sheriff Parish with him and finally made the .show man turn over the money. The circus men secured it, it is alleged, through some “skin game” after ingratiating himself with Mr. Jones by saying that he fought in the same regiment with him during the war. J. J. Speight, private secretary to Congressman Henry D. Clayton, and clerk of the judiciary committee of the House, of which Representative jClaylton is chairman, has returned to Washington after a visit with his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Speight. Ho came wdth Mr. Clayton in order to look after some, important official business, j while the latter was in the south. P. A. Daugherty, the oldest employe of the Central of Georgia railroad, in point of service, having worked R0 years, suffered his first accident in many years yesterday at Ozark, when the passenger train, of which he Is conductor, gave a sudden start, threw him to the ground and caused him to sustain a sprained ankle and numerous bruises about the body. W. R. Patterson has resigned as cashier for the East Alabama National bank and has been succeeded by E. T. Comer, who has been in the insurance business. Mr. Patterson has several propositions in view. Tenth Exhibition Opens Un der Most Auspicious Circumstances Jackson, Miss., October 29.—Yester day at noon tHe gates of the Mississippi state fair were thrown open for the ( tenth year and under as Auspicious j circumstances as could be desired—the 1 weather being ideal, and the falV big ger and better by far than ever be fore. Shortly before the noon hour the cavalry band paraded the gaudily dec orated street from the old capitol to the depot and back again, arousing a great deal of enthusiasm among the thousands lined up on either side and around the fair grounds entrance. The formal ceremony of opening the tenth annuul fair was held just In side the grounds where a platform had been erected for this purpose and j the use of the band. J. L. Enochs, pres- J ident of the fair association, called the j gathering to order and requested Rev i William Mercer to make the Invoca- I tlon, after which Mr. Enochs gave a short history of the struggles of the fair association and pointed with prid* to what has been accomplished during the past year. He declared it had never been the intention of the fair associa tion to make this a Jackson institu tion, but a state fair in fact as well as name, and that is what it is. Gov. Earl Brewer was then present ed as the chief speaker of the occa sion and for 20 minutes painted old Mississippi in glowing colors. How ever, the governor took occasion once more to deny that he is a candidate for the United States Senate or any other office, but said that every tine he made a speech, no matter what th< occasion, there were a lot of busy pol iticians charging that he wag talking for political effect. Despite those charges he wanted to make it plain that he Is not a candidate for any office and does not expect to be. But in *the event a crisis in the affairs ol the state should arise, If conditions should ever become such that the peo ple of the state should rise up and de mand that he become their standard bearer once more, he would accept th* sacrifice. tribute to Mrs. Bu*h At a meeting of the board of lady man agers of the Hillman hospital, held Mon day, October 27, the following tribute to the memory of Mrs. Sarah H. Bush was read and adopted: Wo, the board of lady managers of the Hillman hospital, desire to express our deep sense of the loss we have sustained in the death of our co-worker, Mrs. Sarah H. Bush. From the inception of this charity, Mrs. Bush’s interest In it never flagged, and her untiring efforts Jn its behalf never ceased until, as a completed work, it was given by the board to Jef ferson county. Her wisdom, tier tact, her energy were all issued unsparingly In this noble cause during the years of storm and stress in which the Hillman hospital grew from two or three rooms in which a few patients were cared for, to the present handsome building with Its large capacity, through wdiose portals pass an unending procession of suffering humanity. Collectively, as a board, we would offer this tribute of affection and respect to the memory of our fellow worker, while as Individuals we mourn the loss of a dear friend whom we admired for her great ness of intellect and force of character, and whom we loved for the charm of her personality and the sweetness of her nature. MRS. J. MORGAN SMITH. Pres. *IR8. JOSEPH M'LESTER, Sec. Smart Business Suits Keen-witted business and professional men never under-estimate the value ol a well groomed, modish appearance. It is often the determin ing factor, resulting in a “yes” or “no,’ as your appearance impresses. PORTER CLOTHES tailored by Rogers Peet and Schloss Bros., are authoritative in style, masterfully tai lored and add the poise and dignity de manded by men of affairs—leave no loop hole for any criticism. Soft Scotch fajbrics or hard finished * worsteds in an inviting array of patterns, specially priced at $25, $30, $35 1922-1924 tirst Ave. “In the Heart of Birmingham'* FIVE ARE ARRESTED Seven Casks of Beer Taken From Car at Glkmont. Seal Broken Huntsville, October 29.—(Special.)—'The theft of seven casks of beer from a car on the Louisville and Nashville railroad at Elkmont a few weeks ago has cans a the United States government to proceed against five young men of the neigh borhood on the grounds that the inter state commerce .act of February, 1913, was violated. The car was shipped from Milwaukee to a Montgomery neater. The seal was broken at Elkmont. Jacg Holmes has plead guilty to the charge of stealing the beer and is the main witness of the government against four other yeung men. Max 'Horton. Tom Powers. Grafton Paisley and Arthur Nichols, who have been on trial in the federal district court here since Tuesday afternoon. Extensive improvements are being mad* at the Huntsville plant of the Alabama Power Development company. Practical ly all of the Anniston equipment is ocing moved from here, the electric transmis sion lines having been run into that city. The Huntsville plant will be required to supply a largely increased business until transmission lines are completed hr\ In the United States court y.-sterday Jesse Yates plead guilty to the charge of illicit distilling and was sentenced to 13 months imprisonment and fined $100. Hayes Yates plead guilty to the charge of illicit distilling and was sentenced to lx months imprisonment. For resisting J. G. Aken Instantly Killed in Cullman by Lon McGinnis Cullman, October ‘JO.—(Special.» J. G. Aken of the Holly Springs neighbor hood lies dead here tonight, following a cut ting affray In Cullman this afternoon, and Lon McGinnis, also of Holly Springs, is In jail on the charge of murder. The affair occurred about ."» o’clock this after noon at the Weeks’ feed stable, and It understood the difficulty arose over the sale of a mule. Aken, who was in Cullman on busi ness. and McGinnis, along witli a few others, were hanging around the feed store, so it is stated, when the argument arose over the animal and during the argument .McGinnis pul' out hi4 bnifo and slashed A ken’s tin i. who died in stantly. McGinnis was slightly cut dur ing the struggle. The grand jury, which is in session here, has taken the case and will in vestigate it to the bottom. At he tlmo of the tragedy Charles Smith, stable boss, and two men named Dodson were present. A ken's remains will be carried to Holly Springs tomorrow morning, where the burial services will 1"* had. an officer, Yates was sentenced to »Vio year. Homer Cheatham was convicted of retailing and given a six months sen tence. He plead guitly to a charge of illicit distilling and was sentenced to a j year at Atlanta. .1. B. Bush, Dcivid Bush | and Isaac Mooney, charged with illicit distilling, were acquitted. There Are 0 her Mali Whiskies prepared for beverage purposes, but for use of the sick Duffy’s stands at the top. Distilled exclu sively from malted grain, iucludimr jarley, tin* most expensive. huffy’s Pure Malt Whiskey stands alone ns the purest and most whole some, and costs tin* most to make. I bat s why it has a host of cheap imitations which are sometimes forced upon you from a mer eenary standpoint, regardless of your health. But, remember, there’s nothing “just as good” as Duffy’s, that has the wonderful record as a health producer hack of it, and is worth all it costs and more. Refuse substitutes and resolve to get Duffy’s Pure Malt Whiskey and not some thing which cannot possibly take its place. Sold in sealed bottles only by most reli able druggists, grocers and dealers, $1.25 a full quart bottle. Write our doctors for free advice and medical booklet. reduced" I'm Dull* M.u \\ bUkej « HocUr.ttr, X. \.