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> In the World Has been built at Sunset Mdtintain, Asheville, N. C. • Absolutely Fireproof, Open All the Year i An old-fashioned Ion—whIIs five feet thick. srnulte boulders. Water from slopes of highest mountain east of Rockies; milk and cream supplied exclusive!*' bv Biltmore Dairies on estate of Georg*. W. Vanderbilt; | flnest golf links In the South adjoin Hotel. No mosquitos. Always cool enough for blankets. i Write for rates and literature. GROVE PARK INN Sunset Mountain, Asheville, N. C. --j I . Council Considering Im provements to Which Op position Develops Decatur, March 11.—(Special.)—The clty counell of New Decatur is considering paving Fourth and Fifth avenues In West j Decatur. There are petitions for and against the paving filed by the property . owners and the matter Is now in the hands of the street committee and will be passed on later. The report of Chief of Police Will V. Davidson of New Decatur shows that during the month of February only six arrests were made in Now Decatur. This is a record unheard of before. Company E, Alabama National Guards, was Inspected last night in its armory hall in lew Decatur by General Scully, on the part of the state, and by Cap tain Screws on the part of the United States government. This is one of the best companies in the state militia. Many new business houses and resi dences are being built in the Decaturs et this time. , It is expected that work will soon com mence on tho $60,000 government build ing to be built In Decatur. ELECTRICCURRENT FROM PEA RIVER DAM Troy, March 11.—(Special.)—Troy is now using the electric current generated at the Pea river dam. 30 miles south of here. The work of constructing this immense dam and building the line in to Troy has taken about two years. The city has a contract with the Pea River Power com* | pany to furnish electricity to the city and 1 all the industrial enterprises that desire .it. The rate of the new current will be much cheaper than that generated by the city. Currency Measure Deprives Metropolis of Supreme Eminence NEW YORK IS AIDED BY FOREIGN TRADE Her Supremacy As Trade and Manu factures Is Assured for Many Years to Come Because of Commanding Position By HOI.I.AND New York, March 11.—(Special.)—Pre sumably Chicago will gain, under the new hanking law. no small part of the pre-eminence which Jv'pw York city has maintained since the national banking law was enacted in 1Sk2. That is the com mon opinion of bankers. They report that there was no attempt to conceal the purpose entertained by those who drafted and perfected the present national hank ing act. They hoped to enact a measure into law whereby the Inevitable tendency of banking credit and money accumula tions In New York city would be ended. They hoped to scatter throughout the country what seemed to be a monopoly possessed by New York city. Reasonable men who shared in the preparation of the new- hanking and cur rency law were not disposed to criticize New York, for they knew that the con centration here of vast money power and the control of vast banking credit were in great measure consequent, upon the op eration of the old banking law. That measure practically drove fund,s in large amounts to New York city. There were seasons of the year when banks in other parts of the country lorwarded to New York money In great currents, since they were able to deposit funds in New Yori; and have these funds reckoned as part of their reserves while at the same time New York banks were allowing them in terest, usually at the rate of 2 per cent, upon these deposits. The law in the first instance, and not the selfish greed of New York bankers, was responsible for this condition. Rival for New York i'nder the new law. Chicago will be come naturally and inevitably a flnancia K SPRING SUITS Si y For Young Men —Porter s f The “Fifth Avenue”—a hand-tailored, smart ly cut coat for young men who demand more than medioci’e style. Cut on “slim-trim” English lines. A new fea ture is the collar fit—sets snug at back around to about side center of neck and merges into a high, soft, rolled lapel. Form fitting and no padding. “You can almost draw it through a keyhole."' Made with patch or regular pockets. Trousers are straight cut; narrow cuff; vest high cut—collar ^ less. BLUSTERING MARCH WEATHER is a menace to health when the ef fects of a busy winter have begui to tell in' lessened vitality. The raw cold winds and uncertain weathe: of March encourages disease germ: which a weakened system canno always resist When the skin is cob and the pulse weak and sluggish what you need is a bracing tonic t< enrich the blood and make it coursi more quickly through the veins. By its invigorating effect upoi the physical and nervous forces Duffy’s Pure Malt Whiskey rebuilds the weakened tissues in a gradual, healthy and natural manner. It ex cites in a model-a +- degree the energies and activities of all parts of the bod? without causing any deviation of healthy functions. Taken as directed. In a lit tie water or milk, at meal time or before retiring, it proves a valuable remedy ir the relief and prevention of coughs, colds, grip, pneumonia, bronchitis, malaria consumption and all weakened and diseased conditions. Users of Puffy's Pure Malt Whiskey are quick to notice perceptible im provement in appetite, and the consequent freedom from •digestive irritation is a constant source of gratification. Get Puffy’s and you’ll find it one of the most convenient and use ful remedies that has ever graced the family medicine chest. The genuine is sold in sealed bottles only. $1.25 a full quart bottle. Most druggists, grocers and dealers can supply you, but insist on Puffy's and refuse to accept a substitute. Write for valuable booklet and free medical advice. The Duffy Malt Whiskey t’o., Rochester. N. T. A 11 2nd Ave. and 17th St. | , I 6 Days, Commencing Monday, March 16 11 John J. Jones’ Exposition Shows | 130 Big Attractions -p ^ ■ 5 Big Free Acts ■ Under the Combined A uspices of 11 Loyal Order Of Moose and I ||the Police Relief Association! ■ indorsed By the Business Mens League Low Winter _____ Tourist Pares Port Worth. Texas.*27.20 Dallas, Texas . *27.20 Houston, Texas *27.20 Waco, Texas .*27.20 ■lenumont, Texas .*27.20 Ualvestnn. 'I exas .*20.20 K1 Paso. Texas .*32.03 Corpus Phrlsll, Texas .*30.40 Rrowusvlltr. Texas .*4:1.45 Austin. Texas .*32.00 Perns, Texas ...*43.20 San Antonio. Texas .*33.73 I'arUba., At.*40.33 Demin*. V M...*37.00 Roswell. >. >1.*40.33 Havana, Cuba .*03.00 ' A Tickets un Sale Daily ( util April .‘SO, AVIth Return I.lmlt of June 1, 1014 > VERY LIBERAL STOP OVERS—NO VALIDATION * KKMPMHKII, It Is a Pleasure to Answer Your Questions H. F. LATIMER, Division Passenger Agent S. H. JOHNSON, City Passenger Agent I'hoBPM Main 703 «ihI «s«s llirailiiicham. Ala. __ ' 1 I ACAINST MEASURE Meridian Doesn’t Want Lo- j cal Public Utilities Under R. R. Commission Meridian. Miss.. March 11.—(Special.) The hill which has passed the house of representatives of the state legislature to luive all local public utilities put under the control of the railroad commissioner is meeting strong opposition here. Both Mayor Parker and rbe two councilmen of the city are opposed to the move because it would take the control of the Meridian Light and Railway company out of the hands of the city government, and this is not at all desirable. The city and the street car company have no trouble in adjusting their affairs and under the present plan the company pays taxes on more than half a million dollars worth of property in this city, or more than 60 per cent of ail the railroads, with their terminal* passenger stations, freight sta tion and shops. Besides this the street car company in this city is a liberal subscriber to the Board of Trade, pays $500 toward helping to secure music for Highland park, fur nishes the lights free for the park, fur nishes power for the carrousel and mov ing pictures, all free of charge. The company is very liberal, which might not be under state control. The people here want the legislature to let this matter, purely local, alone, as it will he disad v&ntage to the city if the senate passes the house bill. center that will In some respects rival New York. This is not deplored by New Yorkfl bankers. The ablest of them have testified publicly, as George F. Baker did last fall, that undoubtedly this mo nopolistic tendency had gone too far, and was creating condition? which were not for the best interest of the country. It is inevitable, however, that New York remain for a long term of years the commercial center, and this will be in part due to the fact that the greater part of the imports into the United States and more than one-half of the. revenue received from customs dues will pass through New York city, the customs rev enues on their way to Washington direct ly or indirectly and the importations on their way to all parts of the country. The magnitude of the manufacturing in terests of the metropolitan district will, for years, make it possible for New York city to maintain commercial precedence. There can be commercial prestige without financial prestige as is shown by the record made by Liverpool which Is one of the world's great commece centers, while London still retains her financial pre-eminence in the money markets of the world. The Export Trade Another factor which is regarded as certain to aid in maintaining the com mercial prestige of New York is the es tablishment here of the great selling agencies. In well informed circles the be lief is strong that one of the important , effects of the new tariff and of the new banking and currency laws will be dis 1 covered within the course r»f a year or two through the greater advance upon the markets of the world by those who manufacture American commodities. Already there are in Uhina. in Can ada and in some parts of South America ’ representatives of many of the large * corporations who are seeking markets in those countries. The selling agencies whlcli have contributed so greatly Lo our i export trade lit manufactured pfktVlncts are for the most part established in New York, and this is not due so much to the fact that Now' York has been the financial center as to the fact that for eign commerce, both incoming and out going, concentrates to a great extent in the harbor of New York. It may be that in the course of a few months it will be known that some who are now in China as representa tives of two or three of the great cor porations of the United States have suc ceeded in negotiating very important contracts involving large amounts of money. A day or two ago information canto from Great Britain that the American Woolen company was about to establish an agency in London. That seems also like carrying coals to Newcastle, but It is an understanding directly con sequent upon the enactment of the new tariff law. Entering Foreign Markets American manufacturers are sending, iii greater and greater amounts, fin ished articles into foreign markets so that there can be instant sale of these articles instead of the procrastination that formerly followed a negotiation for American manufacturing commodi ties and the delivery of the finished products to the customers. The experts who have been scrutinis ing the details of our recent foreign commerce are strongly inclined to th-» opinion that we are to make up for some of tiie depression in democratic business by increased foreign trade. That depression does exist in domestic trade is unquestioned. The pay rolls of some of the larger manufactiirng corporations show how far-reaching this depression is. Some of these pay rolls are 50 per cent less than payments made in normal times, and it is the fact that the manufacturers have been able to give their artisans some em ployment because they are finding the markets for their commodities in for eign lands. Importance of Railroad Purchase It would be folly to conceal the fact that tiie inability of the railroads* t> make purchases in great measure ac counts for the depression in certain lines of manufacture. One of the large corporations whose product is almost exclusively bought by the railroad com panies was compelled. throuerht it-* president, a few days ago to announce that owing to the heavy falling ofr in buying by the railroads the busi ness of the company last year had been very unsatisfactory. This pres ident said that the success of the com pany depended to a great extent upon the well being of the railroads and when the revenues of the railroads would again permit them to purchase the necessary requirements the cor poration would be able to carry on its plant to its capacity. Some of the railroad companies feel compelled to deprive stockholders of _ dividends in order that needed fundi* " may be obtained for making irnpera tlve improvements. Tiie Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad company proposes to take from ItH net earnings $17,000,000. and presumably these stockholders must find their purses empty so far as their income from the stock is con cerned for the next five years. Ir. the long run, the stockholders will be benefited. But the emergency which lias been in this manner met by the management of this railroad is not con fined to* the Chesapeake and Ohio, Money amounting to many millions must be obtained within the next two or three years if the railroads are ade quately to meet the demands made upon them by the United States, and pre sumably in many case the stockhold ers will be compelled to undergo a suspension of dividends to furnish the railroads with the credit which will enable them to get some part of the money needed. ; Financing transactions of this kind will undoubtedly be perfected in New York city. But there seems to he no doubt (hat under the operations of the new banking and currency law Chi cago is gaining a prestige which Ne*v York will lose. \ Outlines Policy in Huntsville Address Tuesday FOR CHILD LABOR LAW Huntsville Commissioners Receive Complaints Concerning Sunday “Movies”—Many New Indus tries in Prospect Huntsville, March 11.—(Special.)—Ca.pt Reuben F. Kolb, candidate for governor, spoke here last night and was met. by many of his old-time supporters. Captain Kolb charged that the Comer administra tion diverted about $90,000 a year of the sum realized from the fertilizer tag t«\ from the rural schools to Auburn, the nine-agricultural schools and the experi ment station at Cniontown. placing this money where it is of no henelit to thq farmers who pay the tax. Kolb said if lie is elected no children under 15 years will be allowed to work in the cotton mills of Alabama. He claimed that the farming interests are hearing more than a fair share of the burden of state government and that of the $1,100,000,000 taxable property more than half Is exempt from taxation under the present Alabama laws. Kolb stands for an aggressive agricul tural policy and will use all efforts to have the farmers raise everything they need In Alabama. He showed by sta tistics that Alabama is buying $100,000,000 worth of hay products, corn, meat and dairy products every year and this money should be kept at home. The city commissioners have received a protest against moving pictures on Sun day and a set of resolutions adopted at a meeting of the stewards of flve of the church which was called by the minis ters to make a protest against “Sab bath desecration.” Quite a tight is being made here around the Sunday picture idea. At the Sunday mass meeting J. ,T. Johnson of the First Baptist church was elected chairman and A. M. Booth was secretary. The commissioners took the protest under advisement. William Fowler, a young business man of Huntsville, and Miss (Trace Mason of Fayetteville, were married at Fayetteville Tuesday afternoon. The officers of the Chamber of Com merce of Huntsville state that there are more new Industries In prospect at this time than ever before and they ha\“ strong hopes of a busy season of build ing ahead. Several Important Industries are seeking locations here aiul some of them are practical certainties. Kven with no additions to the present list, an un usually busy building season Is antici pated this year. CRUSHING DEFEATS FOR SUFFRAGISTS Miss Bronson Issues State ment to Show Recent Work By Opposition Washington, March 11.—(Special.) Crushing defeats of the woman suffra gists nt the White House, before Con gress and in eight individual states, all within the past year, are the salient fea tures of a “record of achievement,” ir sued here today by Miss Minnie Bronson, secretary of th»- National Association Up posed to Woman Suffrage, as evidence that the equal franchise movement in this country has not only come to a standstill but has received terrific set lacks in the time mentioned. Miss Bronson, who was in Washing ton for a fewT hours this afternoon on her return trip to New York from a big anti-suffrage meeting in Cincinnati, ex pressed the opinion that the country should know’ what her organization has accomplished within the past VI months because the “record” may be taken as an indication of coming anti-suffrage vic tories in the states of New’ York, Ne.v Jersey. South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana. Nevada and Nebraska, all of which will decide the suffrage question within the next year or 18 months. The following is Miss Bronson's record of anti-suffrage achievements during the year just ended: “December 4, 1913—-As the result of ar guments presented to the House com mittee on rules In Washington by tile anti-suffragists against the proposition of the suffragists to establish in the ouse a standing committee on woman suffrage, the committee on rules decided to turn down the suffrage request. December 8, 1913- President Wilson, speaking to a delegation of suffragists at the White House, refused to notice in his message to Congress or in any other way the request that he urge Congress to make woman suffrage a federal issue. “January IT. 1914—The committee on (Advertisement) WILL T. LATHEM Candidate for Sheriff Born and raised in your midst; 36 years old. My reputation as a business man will bear the ,‘losest scrutiny. Your support will be appreciated. Worsteds, Panama cloth and unfinished m* 0 /ftfc S\ worsteds, in new green, gray, blue and VL W A ■ I other good colors. Patterns in staples, A , J ^[Tj \ * checks, mixture's—just what you’d find at it a the most exclusive “made to measure” ... . ,, . „ , »,« ,n -j - shops in New York, at about half the cost. Other Hl^h'linUlC NllllS pin iOppD 1922-1924 First Avenue ‘‘In the Heart of Birmingham” TENSION INCREASES IN j MEXICAN MATTERS AND LEADERS ARE WORRIED Recent Developments Indicate That President Must Change Policy and Many Congressmen Regard Intervention as Imminent and Absolutely Inevitable ny r. E. STEWART that there is an intimate relation be tween the Mexican situation and the canal tolls controversy, hut. of course, everyone suspects that there is. Anyway Congress feels that intervention in Mex ico Is Imminent and inevitable, for they believe that it is going to ho forced upon us. Congress also believes that. Eng land's support in such event is dependent upon favorable action in canal tolls, and even with his feeling uppermost in the minds of all there will nevertheless he a struggle in the Senate over the repeal worthy Of note. Tlie House will pass canal tolls by a good majority, at least that is the opinion now. Just now. In the judgment of meiftb is of the Senate committee on foreign rela tions, there are two clouds upon the noti *on which seem to contain a menace to tlie Monroe doctrine, 'rite powers at this Juncture somewhat under suspicion In this connection are Japan and Germany. Some members of the committee read with un disguised concern tlie declaration of cer tain German newspapers a few days ago that Germany would take upon hers-lf the responsibility of protecting her citi zens in Mexico in case one or more of them were to meet the fate of Benton. This announcement In the Gentian pres* is regarded here as having been Inspired, by the Gorman foreign office. The state department, however, thro'.s cold water on tills by declaring that "our relations with Germany arc most cordial, ’ and. further, that •Germany has shown e\eTV disposition to support out’ Mor lean policy ” There has been resolution after resolu tion introduced In the Congress'calling the state department and even tlm Pres ident for n full report on the Mexican situation. So far none lias passed, but if one should, and the real inside informa tion is furnished, n leader In tlie partv snjd today, “nothing could prevent war.” The tension Is becoming greater everv hour. Something must happen one way or tlie other and that verv soon. Either the situilon will clear up by a miracle, or there will bo an outbreak that will lead to the Joining of the Issue by the force of arms. ■ —- / Washington. March 10.—Special.)—An uneasy feeling pervades Congress ovei our general diplomatic situation, although there is no specific instance, omitting Mexico, threatening a rupture of friend ly relations upon which to base serious apprehensions of complications. The New York World, with a re »rd of j consistent support of the administra tion—particularly the President-in two editorials in as many days last wvek mercilessly and scathingly arraigned the Secretary of State, and accused him of “trifling with his high office.” 1 he World declared in effect that the people of the United Stater would have no faith in the state department, were they not certain that the President was keenly alive to conditions therein. The resignation of John Bassett Mom • as counselor of the state department be cause, it is said, that he could not agree! with the Secretary on the Mexican policy, nor with the President upon the subject J of canal tolls has been another subject ] of gossip and speculation as to his sue- j cessor. Mr. Moore was an authority on j Intel national law, ami It Is no easy task to get some one to fill his place; he was familiar with every detail of our foreign ielation* and was a tower of strength to Mr. Bryan. Mystery In President's Words The President's last sentence in ids ad dress to Congress on the subject of toll* has not yet been fully explained: “l shall not know how to deal with other matters of even greater delicacy and ' nearer consequence if you do not grant , it to me in ungrudging measure." Senators and members of Congress w h heretofore have stoutly maintained that there was no danger of war with Mex-! rules made public officially Ha decision not to recommend to the House the establishment of a standing committee on woman suffrage. “Februai.v 2, 1914 A cause of the dem ocrats of the House, called by suffrage sympathizers, refused by a vote of 127 to 62 to compel the committee on rules to re port the resolution calling for the estab lishment of the proposed .standing com mittee. “February 4. 1914 Representative Un derwood. the democratic floor leader, served notice in a speech on the floor of the House that the democratic party takes the position that woman suffrage is a state and not a federal question. “Woman suffrage was defeated at the primaries or In the legislatures of Michi gan, Connecticut, Massachusetts, f* lor Ida. Maine, Iowa. Maryland and Virginia. This list of states, representing nearly (very section of the country, is an elo quent indication of what the public senti ment really is toward woman suffrage. “Active organization of the anti-suf frage forces has been started in South Carolina, Kentucky, Nebraska. Wiscon sin and Minnesota, all new additions to the great organized anti-suffrage teiTl tory. “The complete removal of the suffrage I question from national politics for the life of the present Congress. “The failure of the Seriate to pass the proposed amendment of the constitution for woman suffrage, in spite of a favor able report on It from a committee com posed almost entirely of senators repre senting pro-suffrage states." FARM DEMONSTRATOR MAY BE INSTALLED Meridian, Miss.. March 11.—(Special.) Notwithstanding the fact that the county hoard of supervisors turned down the proposition to put on a farm demonstra tor, although they had submitted the matter to a vote of the people, and the majority had voted for it. there is still a chance that the matter will he carried through as the Board of Trade has In structed Its committee on agriculture to take up a subscription among the busi ness men of the city and try to raise >1000, which, added to the $500 allowed by the government, would make. $1500, suffi cient to employ n demonstrator. The committee has already met with good success. PERSONAL John Wr< n. a well known detective, was operated upon for appendlclts at the Birmingham tnftrinary vesterdav afternoon He stood the operation well and la resting quietly. Mrs. James T. Armstrong of Colum bus. Miss., is quite ill at tile Birming ham infirmary. ica have changed their minds. There is no question about that. The repeated demands of the state department for tin* protection of various foreign residents of Mexico, both in the revolutionary zone amt in the region controTTerl by Huerta, have been ignored or treated with such flippancy as to lead many dose observer s to exper t that before long the admini stration's policy must lie changed. fn fact it lias aroused a feeling of indigna tion fn Congress- ami when Congress once gets that feeling good and strong there ran he hut one answer, and that is drastic and forceful action In Mexico In tire meantime the pressure from the foreign powers, for the protection or their citizens, for explanations of the kill- i Ing of t,hosev that have already been Him • | derod. and for inquiry into this case ami! that case, is becoming greater- and more insistent nil the time. The action of nov ernor Colquitt and his rangers in mak ing a raid Into Mexico and recovering the body of Vergara, whether it is denied or not. is bound to firing on complications, Is the belief of congressmen and senator**. This act by tlie* rangers will lead to another of a similar nature, and perhaps to retaliation by the Mexicans, and when that comes there will be n fight, and fur ther delay of an invasion of Mexico is Ollt of Hie question. Think Intervention Inevitable There has been no official intimation THE BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY, LIGHT AND POWER CO.’S t Free Lecture Course ;t Programme For This Afternoon, March 12.1914 Doors Open 2:30 P. M. Lecture—3 P. M. Individual Instruction—9 to 12 A. M. JEFFERSON THEATRE Admission Free Balcony reserved tor colored people. Scud your cook to all of these demonstrations. ^ Prizes Offered Every Day Mr. Charles Edward Draper The famous domestic science expert, who is conducting a scries of lectures under the auspices of this company, will prepare his 0 Famous New England Dinner He will cook an eigit-pouml section of beef and five vegetables in separate pans, a pan of biscuits and a pan of pudding with oni> 18' <; feet of gas. All operations of cooking to he performed in full view of the audience. Will be Less Than iy2 Cents The Cost of Gas Consumed Free Individual Instruction Is being given by Mr. Draper each morning from 0 to 1 '1. 'Fake your cooking problems to him. Birmingham Railway, Light & Power Co.