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jjj be more Dust Proof, Dirt . t The new “SEAL OF PURITY” V i T # keeps out dampness—water—even the air. Every thing undesirable is kept completely away from the fresh pure beneficial dainty inside. So give constant and delicious aid to your teeth, digestion, breath and appetite with the gum with the “Seal of Purity.” ( \ JBUY IT % BY THE BOX I for 85 cents at most dealers. R ■ Each box contains twenty 5 cent JS packages. They stay fresh until used. || 1 Chew it after every meal H Be SURE it’s cleats, pure, healthful WRIGLEY’S. Look for the spear. COMPLETE FIRST OF ' 25 DIPPING VATS Baldwin Farmers Making Rapid Strides for Preser vation of Cattle Bay Minette, April 3.—(Special.)—J. E. Butts, government tick dipping vat spe cialist, who has been working in this county for the past several months with the farmers on the'vat question, reports that the first of the 35 vats allowed by j the county commissioners had been com pleted, and were ready for operation. The vat is located about four miles east of this place on the Pensacola road and will be of service to a large number of cuttle. The pen for them to run in after and before being dipped is also completed, and it will be but a matter of a few days before the cattle will be dipped. The farmers who helped to se cure and build the vat feel that they have ■cored a great triumph in being the first to complete their vat. Mr. Butts reports that a number of other communities will shortly have their vats in readiness for operation. HEAVY VOTE WILL BE r ;jQb 1 Heavy Registration of New Voters Throughout the County Eufaula, April 3.—(Special.)—The heavy registration of new voters taking place at Eufaula and at Clayton for the first four days of the month, just previous to the general primary, may be taken as an index to the interest that the election holds. The board of registrars held their books open at Eufaula on Wednesday and Thursday and today and tomorrow are at Clayton. They state that the new voters are numerous, especially in Eufaula. A large number of Confederate veterans of Eufaula and Barbour county are pre paring to attend the annual reunion, which will be held at Jacksonville, Fla., May 6, 7 and 8. The local delegation will be head ed by Capt. S. H. Dent of Eufaula, com mander of the Barbour county camp, who has been named chief of artillery on the staff of Lieutenant General Harrison, and by Judge A. H. Alston of Clayton, who has been named judge advocate general on the Commander-in-chief's staff. The local camp will meet shortly to plan their trip to the reunion city. Carlos, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Adams, narrowly escaped serious injury when he fell from a motorcycle driven by the Rev. L. B. Green, his uncle, who did not notice the loss of his pas senger until he had driven about two miles. On retracing his road, he found that little Carlos had been jolted from the machine when it passed over a bump, and that the cries of the boy for his uncle to stop were drowned out by the noise made by the machine. Some very important road business is to come before the bourd of revenue, which will meet next week at Clayton. The chief road gang of the county is now rebuilding the road from Eufaula to Baker Hill, a work for the completion of which will probably require nine, months. The road north of Eufaula to the Russell county line has been finished and is now one of the best in Barbour county. POLITICIANS WAGING AN ACTIVE CAMPAIGN Burnett Speaks at Ragland—The Alabama Water Company Is Granted Franchise Ragland, April 3.—(Special.)—Congress man John L. Burnett of Gadsden IBpoke here yesterday in the interest of his nomi nation at the coming primary to succeed himself. Capt. L. B. Rainey is his op ponent and has been waging an active campaign against Mr. Burnett. State Senator Watt T. Brown, candidate for the short term as United States sen ator, Is kept on the road with the other hoards of candidates for various offices. The city council held a called meeting this week to consider a franchise permit ting the Alabama Water Power company to bring their power here*, which was granted. The company states they will proceed at once to build into this place and sell electric power and lights to all who may wish to have It. Owing to so many criminal cases com ing up at this term of the circuit court, the trial of Henry Gardner for the mur der of Henry Lee, ills brother-in-law, was not reached during the regular week, and was postponed for trial later. Gard ner was indicted by the recent grand jury for murder in the second degree. The Women's Civic club gave an en tertainment at the school last night in the form of a minstrel. They have edited a paper for about a year, known as the Ragland Advertiser, and are attempting to clean up the town and render it sani tary. MISSISSIPPIANS WILL GO TO LOUISVILLE Jackson, Miss., April 2.—(Special.)—J. N. Powers, state superintendent of educa tion. will head a large delegation of Mis sissippians who leave here the last of the v.eek for Louisville, K.v., to participate in the sessions of the educational conference to be held there from April 7 to 10. The presidents of the several state colleges, superintendents of various city high schools and others prominent in educa tional fields, will be among the delega tion. and it is expected that at least 100 Mlssifcsipplans will be there. Say! Candidates This is the LAST DAY We make automobile bau uors. Your friends might want to place your banner on their car. Order at once, this morn ing. We put the union label on them. jrrrTTW'j)-) M* // f W~ 7J Ik JV Main 295 19121? Third Avenue «AiK HIIUH HILL." / Getting a Trifle Warm, Eh? Don’t hesiate longer.' \Ye want your measure today for that suit. The smartest line of summer im ported worsteds ever tailored. Made to your measure—$20 to $35, or pick one from our Mabie & Co. line—tailored for you by one of 5th avenue’s best tailors— $37.50 and $50. Yeatman-Baugh Co. I Brown-Mar* Bldg. | J. D. Baugh Jno. T. Yeatmaa MORE FAVORABLE ATTITUDE IS TAKEN TOWARD NEW RATES — | Hope Almost Universal That Requested Increase Can be Granted in East - i WOULD BENEFIT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY The Steel Industry Especially Has Suffered From the Holding; Back of Orders by the Eastern Lines IIt HOLLAND. New York, April 3. — (Special.)—If Presi dent Wilson has been persuaded that the interstate commerce commission would not be likely to err if it grants the request of the eastern railroads for permission to increase rates by as much as 5 per cent, there must have come to his knowledge information which, although not formal, was of such character as to make it pos sible for the President to look favorably, although, of course, unofficially, upon the request of the railroad companies. Inti mations have come from Washington to this city that the President has kept him .self fairly well infornmd about the rail road situation and Is persuaded that not only for the railroads themselves, but also for business interests throughout the coun try, it will be expedient to grant the in crease which is requested. The moral in fluence of the President will be, it is sur mised, of value to the interstate commerce commission. Of course, these intimations from Wash ington may be without any justifiable basis. Hut for some reason the belief prevails in this city and In other large J cities that the President would be grati fied If the interstate commerce commis sion should find it expedient to permit an increase of rates. That a change in public opinion has taken place within the past two years respecting the reasonableness of increas ing railroad rates is unquestioned. Presi dent Daniel Willard of the Baltimore and Ohio system lias recently made public reference to the change of opinion, in railroad offices in this city it is said that careful scrutiny of the newspaper press of the United States shows that many ! newspapers which a few yetrs ago op posed rate increase are now warmly fav oring it, and that the number of those which are opposed to it is comparatively small. In tlie Steel Industry One explanation which is given for the falling off in the steel and iron industry is the curtailment of orders from the rail road companies. The corporations throughout the United States whose prod ucts chiefly enter Into railroad equip ment and supplies are suffering from de pression due wholly to the falling off in railway orders. There are as yet no au thoritative statements which show the number of skilled artisans employed by these corporations who have been laid off or whose working time has been reduced, hut the suspicion is that the number in large. One of the leading manufactories of New Ungland, whose product is directly or in directly associated with railroad activities, was compelled, regretfully, a few days ago to lay off nearly JJUO skilled artisans. It Is Reasonable Anxiety That some anxiety does prevail in the world of railroad affairs is not to be questioned. Whether It be reasonable or due to needless apprehension is of less importance to know at this time than the fact that such apprehension does pre vail. In financial circles in this city it is said today that recently there has been vis ible demonstration of this anxiety. It Is made in part by statistics which show the condition of recent railroad revenues and in part by the official disclosures telling of the number of men who have been laid off. Some hint, rather guardedly made, was given in Washington a few days ago that (lie statistical reports of railroad revenues are not to be relied upon since they rep resent skilful bookkeeping perfected as to make a bad showing. So. also, the hint vaguely referred to the possibility that the Pennsylvania Railroad com pany and the New York Central lines have recently laid off nearly 60,000 men and have greatly reduced the train service chiefly for the purpose of making a demonstration which will impress the interstate commerce commission at Wash ington of the urgent need of the railroads for relief. Tactics of that kind, if adopted by the Pennsylvania and the New York Central, would show a complete departure by these two great trunk lines from the methods which have in the past characterized their management. And it must be said that in financial circles the opinion prevails that the laying off of these men was im perative. It is acknowledged In the finan cial district that one reason for the thrusting, temporarily, It is hoped, of these employes out into the cold is to bo found in business depression. That de pression of this kind has characterized the past six months seems to be proved by the piling up of great masses of idle money in the banks. The falling off of business offered to railroads does account, therefore, to some extent for the laying off of employes and the reduction in the train schedules. Slack business prevails almost everywhere. Those who are well informed of conditions in other parts of the world say that business elsewhere seems to be affected as It has been in the United States. A Good Test Possibly as good a test, as any of the accuracy of the railroad statements which report great falling off In revenues Is tlie fact that there is now practically lit tle or no new financing for the railroad companies of tile United States. It was reported today by a high financial au thority that there hud been scarcely any attempt to secure fresh capital for raii road purposes within tile past year. A good deal of financing has. of course, been necessary In order to meet obligations, or to refund notes or bonds, but financing of that kind Is far different from the kind of financing which secures new capital for railroad construction. The best judgment In this city seems to be that If the railroad of tills country are ' adequately to meet transportation de mands within the next eight years they should be able to secure fresh capital, certainly as much as 18,000,000,000, and pos sibly as much as »10,000.000,000. Eight bil lion dollars could be expended to good purpose within the next five years, but neither railway managers nor men of finance now see any prospect of securing as much as one-lf^If of this amount or even less. Unless the railroad situation* greatly improves within the next 12 months it is believed that railroad con struction will practically cease. All sorts of reports come to tills city from Wash ington purporting to forecast the prob able action of the Interstate commerce commission upon the application of the eastern railroad companies for permission to increase rateH as much as 5 per cent. Rut in financial circles the doubt about the action of the commissioners Is as great today as It was at the time the railroads renewed their application for the light to increase rates. The members of 1 the commission have well masked them selves, having done or said nothing which Easter—N Clothes—Porters In thinking 01 Easter Sunday most men think of new clothes. What is more natural than to think of Porter's simultaneously with clothes — GOOD clothes? Which leads up to the point, ( that Porter’s is showing the biggest values in high grade suits in the state at Made by lingers, Poet & Co. and Kehloss Bros., evidencing all the excellent, style and splendid tailoring for which those master tailors are nationally noted. Various models in all wool fabrics—blue and plenty of smart patterns. They are the utmost in value giving at ( Twenty-Five Dollars Other High Grade Suits $18 and $20 Still Others, of Imported Fabrics $30 and $35 “Everything That Men and Boys Wear” EWALD WILL SUIT St. Louis Woman (lets $310, 000 and $10,000 From Ewald Estate Louisville. Ivy., April 3,—Compromiso, by which Mrs. Ellen J. Golden, or Ewald. will receive $.‘500,000 cash and $10,000 a year from the $4,000,000 estate of the late f oulsvillc and Nashville iron master. L. P. Ewald. was agreed upon by the op posing counsel today, and Is expected to i ml the suit for $1,750,000 in which the former St. Louis woman lias attempted to prove herself the common law wife of the late eccentric Louisville million aire. Under the terms of the agree ment, which the court Is expected to ap prove and make final tomorrow, Harry Ewald and Rosa Damon. Ewalcl's brother nrd sister, also get $50,000 each, but the custody of the three children, to whom Ewald left his fortune, remains with the Fidelity and Columbia Trust company, ns executor. Refusal o* the trust com pany to award the children to their mother caused the failure of previous at tempts to compromise t jo erase. It also is expected that, with the agree ment compromising the case, the court will enter an order adjudging Mrs. Gold en the common low widow of Ewald. Mrs. Golden, whom Ewald met In St. Louis in 1aS0, and with whom he lived in this city, jsUfd for approximately $1,700,000 of the $4,000,000 estate as her dower right. The children, Helen. Phillip and Sterling Ewald, whom Ewald adopted at birth, .Mill are minors. Following the submis sion of the agreement. Judge William H. l'ltId. who heard the ease, declared that, despite the settlement, he will continue his investigation of the charge of jury tampering made this week. The case has been on trial for nearly two weeks. ONE BELIEVED KILLED IN FIRE St. Augustine, Fla., April 3.—One per son is believed to have been burned to death in the fire here yesterday, which destroyed five tourist hotels, the St. Johns county courthouse and other prop erty valued at approximately $750,000. Workmen engaged in dealing away tlie debris today found criafred bones and what appeared to be the ashes of cloth ing in the ruins of the Florida House, where the fire originated. It had been supposed that all gues^r* and employes of the hotel escaped. Efforts are being made tonight to establish the identity of the peison believed to have •oeen burned. U.S. COURT TUESDAY AT HUNTSVILLE Term Will Be Busy One. Several Important Cases Are Scheduled Huntsville, April (.Special.) The ap proaching term of i ho United States court, which will begin here on Tuesday morn ing. will be a busy one as there are many cases on the docket for trial dur ing the week. There Is one white slave case of more than usual interest involving Vernon W. [Coggins and a young Brldeport girl whom he is charged with taking to Chattanooga for an immoral purpose. YY. H, Nabers' suit against the l*ouls vlllo and Nashville railroad Is set for an j other trial. Nabers is suing for $50,000 for false arrest and at the last term of court I he was given a judgment for $10,000, which was later set aside. A rather unusual case of postoffice rob bery will he heard in the trial of Alf Davis and Tyler Stover. Stover and Davis plotted to rob the postoffiee at Danville. Davis was lowered down the chimney, where la* got stuck and was easily captured when the postmaster ar rived In the morning. WOMAN WOUNDED BY HER HUSBAND Clanton. April -(Special.)- Adair Mc Daniel shot and dangerously wounded his wife this afternoon at :i o'clock. Kami I y trouble is cold to be tin* reason for tin* tremble. T'cn wen* live shots fired. • Advertisfimi'iit) Huddleston for Congress The public spirited man. Clean, honest, independent. He fought to save the city’s streets for the public. He led the people’s fight for lower street car fares anl lower water and telephone rates. justifies any guess respecting their ac tion. Good judges iti this city believe that the commission has not yet made up it* mind. Its Judicial attitude is as thor oughly well maintained as is that of the supreme court bench after it has heard arguments in a cause of the highest im portance. (Advertisement) FALSE REPORTS Denounced bv Bodeker On the eve of the primary I desire to state that 1 am thoroughly satisfied that 1 will poll a large plurality, if not a majority, of the votes. I have made this fight openly and above board without indulging in any criticism of any other candidate, and have pur sued this course to the end. However, the ward heeler and pot house politicians for the last few days, realizing my strength, have been in dustriouslv circulating the false report that I was about to, retire from the race. I desire to say to my friends and fellow citizens that at no time since T entered the race Doubtlessly the unscrup ulous will continue to cireu- I late the false report about my withdrawal from the race, and in order to deceive i the unwary, will eoutinui to circulate this report, even j oil the day ol the election. I I hope ray friends, being ad vised in advance by me, will denounce all such rumors as ; false and. unfair to me. I am in this race to stay and win. \\ lien 1 shall have become sheriff of Jefferson county. I will faithfully and honestly endeavor to dis charge thc> duties of the of fice. Respectfully, GEO. H. BODEKER. - I have I had the slightest doubt about my nomination, and feel more certain today of my victory than in any time during the campaign.