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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.
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Main 295
19121? Third Avenue
«AiK HIIUH HILL."
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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
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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.

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