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M LABOR OFFER l Would Be Highly Honored as Head of Employes’ Association, He Says New Haven, Conn., April 17.—Charles H. Mellen, former president of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Rail road company, would be highly honored, he said today, if chosen to head the Federated Railway Employes’ associa tion, as suggested in Boston dispatches last night. The r.ew organization, which will have a membership of 2.000,000 rail way employes, will be formed at a meeting of delegates in Boston on April 26. It will be known as the Federated Council of Railway Brotherhoods. Commenting on the mention of bis name in connection with the leadership of this federation. Mr. Mellen said: “I would r<.ther bold that position than be President of the United States. "If the great body of railroad union labor men with whom 1 had been asso ciated for years as a railroad presi dent should regard me as a worthy man to lead them as their chief exec utive in their federation, I should re gard it as the greatest honor that had ever come to me." AMUSEMENTS Otis Skinner in “Kismet” It has been said that the most bril liant, the most diversified and most ex acting role that has ever fallen to the lot of Otis Skinner is that of "Hajj the beggar.” in the now famous Arabian Nights play, "Kismet,-*' which was pre sented at the Jefferson theatre last night before a large and fashionable audience. Certain it is that the role gives him the. opportunity to display his splendid | abilities to the best possible advantage i and it is doubtful if a more engaging rascal has ever been presented on any stage than Mr. Skinner's interpretation of the part. It was a wonderful piece of acting, such as can only be given by an artist, and was thoroughly appreciated by the audience last night. The play itself is a perfect example of the imaginative poetical drama and while not dealing with any one of the "One Thousand and Gtie Stories," yet it breathes in every particular the at mosphere of those remarkable talcs. The plot is centered on "Hajj, a beggar of ( Bagdad,” and lias many incidents that\ remind one of the Arabian Nights stories, i The play is mounted in the most lavish fashion, the oriental settings giving the opportunity for a magnificence and splen dor that is unknown to modern plays. The costumes and appointments are in keep lrg with the play. The musical numbers were* of that weird variety that one as sociates with eastern music. At 8 o'clock the prelude commenced and although it was drawing near to 12 o’clock when the final scene was presented there was not one in the large audience who left the theatre or even left their seat until the curtain fell finally. The support to Mr. xkinner is splen did and includes many well known play Miss Merle MadCern Is very good ns "Marsinah.” "Hajj's" daughter, giv ing a tender and appealing interpretation of the part. As the wife of "Mansur," Miss Grace Hampton scored decisively. The other female parts were In very capable hands. Willard Webster as "The Caliph,” George Gaul as "Mansur,” Owen Mcecli as the "Sheik Jawan,” were Well east and the parts mold not have been in better hands. Miss Rosa Coates danced Statement of the t'ontlitinu of The Bank of Ensley Loented at Knaley, Ala,, at the 4'loxr of IIUNlurea April 14, 11114 RKSOIMCFS Currency ..«$ 45.326.00 om •••.•;•,-;.. 1.947.60 Silver, nickels anti pennies. . . 10 ;,60 08 Exchanges for clearing house 1,522 ’O Due from banks In Ibis state 71.108 03 , Due from banks in other \ states.,. 25.851.21 „ Tota1 .$159,805.01 i* Bonds and stocks owned by I bank .*.$ 43,333.75 i Loans and discounts . 863J9s!7« ■ Demand loans .. 95.$89.0:2 Overdrafts. 84 LI 8 Banking- house . 20.00o!ot) Other real estate . 19.724.36 \ Grand total .$1,201.792 11 LIABILITIES Individual deposits.$487,596.06 , Savings deposits . 363.414.66 .Demand certificates. 112,820.18 Cashier's checks . .m.. 119.55 Certified checks . 64 6^75 .Due banks in this state. 25.000.00 Total deposits .$989,797.20 Capital stock paid in.$100,000.00 Surplus fund .. 100,000.00 Undivided profits, less cur rent expenses and taxes paid.„. 9,773.77 Reserve for taxes . 1,065.90 Reserve for interest . 1.165.24 Grand total .$1,201,792.11 The State of Alabama Jefferson County Before me came P. P. Knapn, assist ant cashier of Bank of Ensley. w:u*. being duly sworn, says that the above and foregoing statement is true and gives the actual condition of raid hank, as shown by Uie books on file in said bank. D. P. KNAPP, Assistant Cashier. Sworn to and subscribed before mo, this 17th day of April. J914. J T. LOWRY, Notary Public. with grace ami sufficient abandon to suit the surroundings. The play reveals the fart that • Jawan" had stolen ‘ Hajj's" wife and killed his son. * Hajj" became a beggar, and sits outside the mosque awaiting an opportun ity to wreak his vengeance on “Jawan." “Jawan" comes to worship at the mosque and after taunting him with his poverty throws Hajj a bag of gold, which he uses as a means to bring revenge on his enemy. At the bazaar “Hajj" selects rich r.Vment for himself and trinkets for his daughter and- to avoid payment incites the merchants to quarrel and runs off v.lth the goods. He is captured and taken before “Mansur,” a public official, who has squandered the public money. He is notified by the authorities that he must make a settlement ami at once plans to assassinate the Caliph. When “Hajj" is brought before him “Mansur " pardons him on condition that he will ltd* “The Caliph." He falls in his attempt however and is thrown into prison, where he finds his enemy. "Jawan." in the same dungeon. "Hajj" kills him and escapes. He later kills "Mansor. * whom he dis covers to be the son of “Jawan." thus gratifying his desire for vengeance, and returns to his beggar * seat at the mosque. Interwoven in the plot i« a very pretty h ve affair between "Hajj’s" daughter. "Marsinah." and "The Caliph." She. not knowing his exalted station at the time, becomes his betrothed. The beautiful “Marsinah" finally weds “The Caliph" and "Hajj" is sent on a pilgrimage to Mfeca. The play ends as It began, with "Hajj" asleep on the steps of the mosque. H. M. Ruth St. Denis Ruth St. Denis, presenting her Hin do and Japanese dance-plays, will be the attraction at the Jefferson theatre' Monday night. The seat sale is now on. Ruth 3t. Denis has drawn her dances froi^i oriental tones and rryotives. In her Hindoo dances she is dan cing in the market place. The second time she dances in a temple. “Damaged t.oods” Eugene Brieux’s big sociological drama. "Damaged Goods," will be at the Jefferson tffeatre next Wednesday and Thursday nights and Thursday matinee. The play is^a tremendous preachment in behalf of a movement for a health certificate with every marriage license. The story concerns a young man who, in spite of his physical unfitness, mar riel an innocent girl. The seat sale be gins Monday. Lyric—Vaudeville One of the season's finest audiences is expected at the Lyric this afternoon for the bill of Keith vaudeville of fered this week is one of exceptional ,merit and cleverness. The advance sale of tickets is large. The principal fea tures of the bill are Kay Cox, comed ienne; Arthur Deagon. comedian; the Lilliputians, and the comedy bouncing table team of Stan Stanley. At the Bijou Little Emma Bunting has a play that pleases the women and the children this week at the Bijou theatre in "The Wishing King," and she will probably draw a house full for the matinee this afternoon. Next week she presents ev ery lady with a souvenir at the Tues day matinee. The attraction will be "Rachel Goldstein." At the Orpheum Women and children always flock to the Orpheum for the Saturday matinees and this afternoon promises to be no exception to the rule, for there is great interest manifested in this company of girl minstrels who are highly diverting and pleasing. DOUBLE MURDER BELIEVED EXPOSED Geddes, S. D., April 16.—What appeared to be a double murder was disclosed here today when the bodies of W IT. Menzie, manager of the Farmers’ Lumber Yard here, which was burned last night, anti hi* bookkeeper. Miss Blanche Signal, were found in the debris of the lumber office, l oth bodies were badly charred. Examination of Menzie'* body disclosed a bullet hole through the head. A re ceiver kept In the office was found near \-here his body lay. One exploded shell was found in the weapon. A robbery theory, which the police first held, apparently was shattered when it was found no money had been taken j from Menzie. A considerable sum was found in his clothing. Charged With Killing His Stepdaughter Norway. Me., April 17.—William H. Adams of Albany, Me., was arrested to- j day charged with slaying his young step daughter, Mrs. Ethel Maude Cummings.; Tie had just stepped trom the sleigh in which he had followed the body of the i girl to the grave, when the warrant was j served. Sherman Cummings, husband of the girl, has been employed in a neighbor- , ins town and bis wU«> bad not been; with him. She had been living at the | home of. her parents here, but is said j to have been preparing to rejoin her; husband. According to the authorities j the marriage was against tne step-father's wishes. Last Tuesday the girl was found . dead in the Adams home, with a shotgun lying near. Mr. and Mrs. Adams main tained that she had committed suicide. Mrs. W. B. Roberts Mr*. W. PL Roberts died yesterday morning at Bessemer. Funeral services will tc cRitdt cted from the residence of her brother, W. H. Flowers. 5319 Fourth avenue, north, this morning at 10 o'clock. Interment will follow in Forest Hill cemetery. The deceased is survived by her brother and one sister of Montgomery. ■---■ “ The Season Is On! Join the Procession With A Straw Hat Hot—yes, Old Sol issued a clarion call yester day and we answerj;his morning with the new ^ straws and Panamas. " See the swell new “bell” high crown, medium brim sailors in split and sennet l straws—they’re the smartest models— Prices Are $1.00 to $5.00 Beautiful Showing of Panamas. Priced at $5.00 to $7.50 • Joe & Lee Slaughter TAILORS —HATTERS1—FURNISHERS 113-15 North Nineteenth Street *---—*—■ CAPTAIN POLAR CENTENNIAL TRIP Nears Completion of 100th Run Commanding North German Lloyd Ships Tuesday morning the Kronprinzessin Ccceiie of the North German Lloyd line, wehighed anchor after the health officer passed her and steamed for her pier in Hoboken, says the Buffalo News. When .‘lie was made fast and her gangplank was down, her captain. Charles Polack, had completed his om» hundredth round trip as a commanding officer in the serv ice of the North German Lloyd. Such « remarkable record lies not with out the reach of a number of sea cap tains, not only of the North German Moyd. but of all other lines as well, but few have attained this number of voy ages as a captain and not come through iht struggle without many visible signs «»f age and their labors. Captain Polack is vet a young man. or at least, he is still in his prime and with no thought of retirement or settling down on a little farmky Besides having acqiffhed enough metmls ami decorations to eclipse nnv of the minor luminaries. Captain Polack, tfuring his long career, has amassed a collection of adventures that would furnish any writer of sea tales with as much material as Sardou could get ouu of a copy of the Figaro. Since he entered the service of the North German Lloyd in ISS6. and rose to the rank of captain in 1897. lie has commanded the steamships Aachen. Werra. Koenig Al flbrt. Prinzess Irene. Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, George Washington and Kronprin zessin Cecile. And while he has been prominent on the bridges of these vessels Ggptain Polack lias traveled more than 636,000 miles. One of his most memorable trips was on board the Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse, bound for London ami Bremen, during October. 1907. Early on the morning of October 25, lie was on the bridge watch ing how his vessel behaved in tlie teeth of a tearing gale, when tlie quartermas ter cried: "She doesn't steer!” In a second he realized that some gigan tic wrench had torn loose the redder and that lie. with a steamship full of passen gers. was 1721 miles from Plymouth. To have lav to til the gale meant destruction, so Captain Polack used his propellers as a means of steering and brought the ex press steamship into Bremen only 24 hours late. It cost him four and a half days of continual duty without sleep and with only a little food, but Kaiser Wil helm decorated him with the Order of the Crown, and the world talked about his feat for the customary nine days. This is the story of but one of his many medals. Some of them are rewards for the display of bravery in saving souls at sea from botli fire and shipwreck, and others are in recognition of ids ability as a navigator, while ids cabin just abaft and belowr the bridge on hoard the Kron prinzessin Cecilie is filled with tokens of esteem from many of his passengers. COUNT CHARGED WITH ATTEMPT TO STEAL JEWELS l ari.s, April 17.—Count Maximilian von Montegals, a Bavarian nobleman, and four other persona, were arrested to day after a hot chase on tin boulevards ard charged with attempting to steal jewels valued at $130,000 from a jeweler's salesman. The (i^itess Von Montcgals, the divorced wife of an Austrian offi cer, also was arrested after a search of her apartments disclosed a large quan tity of property whicn the police say was stolen. All those taken into custody with the count and countess are foreigners. The police declare they form a hand of cos mopolitan thieves and that the British ond German governments have Issued warrants for the arrest of their leader, the count, who Is wanted on a numller of charges. NAMES MAN WHO PAID HIM TO TESTIFY FOR FOUR GUNMEN New York, April 17.—Karl Dresner to day told District Attorney Whitman tile name of the man who he says paid him to be an eleventh hour witness for the gunmen, slayers of Herman Rosenthal, btfore Supreme Court Justice Goff Satur day. Detectives tonight were searching for the man named by Dresner. The price Dresner rec<v. ed for Ills falsi story before Justice Goff was $100. ac cording to his reported statements to Mr. Whitman today. AWARDED VERDICT OF $176,225.40 Chattanooga. April 17.—Samuel Bennett. Reno an# Fannie l^ate Prayor, complain ants against the Chattanooga and Ten nessee River Power company, for alleged damages to 7k0 acres of land along the Tennessee river on account of the over flows by hack waters from Ole Hale s Bar hydro-electric power dam, were awarded $1711.226.trt In a verdict rendered today by a jury in the Marion county circuit court. This Is the largest verdict for damages c\er awarded in a Marlon county court and one of the. largest on record in Ten I eesee. Mentally Unbalanced Newport, Ky., April 17.—The wife of Michael Mahoney, who liven here with her five children, tonight said she be lieves Mahoney must have been men tally unbalanced when he made his attempt on the life of Mayor Mitch el of New York today. Mrs Mahoney said Mahoney was a contractor and when they were mar ried 29 years ago he was in good finan cial circumstances. He lost most of His money and then purchased a small home for his family here, resuming his trade as a blacksmith and working in many citler. Mrs. Mahoney said thmt the last time she saw her husband was five years ago. hut that he had al ways contributed to her support. Termingtes Martial Law"” Tulsa. Okla.. April 17.—Assured that no further attempt would be made by' the Tulsa Jockey feiub to hold its spring race meeting. Governor Lee f’ruce to day issued an order terminating mar tial law at the fair grounds here. Al leged disregard of an order issued by District Judge Poe, prohibiting betting at the track, caused Governor Cruee to declare the fair grounds under mili tary rule Operators Refuse Demands Charleston, W. Va., April 17.—Declaring they would rather shut down their mines than operate them at a loss, coal opera tors of the Kanawha field today refused demands of the United Mine Workers for a 10 per cent wage advance and asked the men to accept a cut. Held for Atlanta Authorities Ben Brooks was arrested yesterday by Officers Dal.v and Brown and placed | In the city 1all charged with being : wanted for forgery in Atlanta. It was I also alleged that Brooks was wanted as a deserter from the army. Monument Typifying Strength of Character to Mark John Hay’s Tomb % II f ■ - ■ .i"" .. i .-—i MONUMENT TO JOHN H/AY BY MR. J*MES E FRAEjER Mr. James E. Fraser, sculptor, has completed his clay model for the monument to John Hay which is to he erected hy the Hay family In Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio, 1n memory of the diplomatist nnd statesman who was Secretary of State in President McKinley's Cabinet. The monument is now being carved in stone and will be placrd over the grave late in the spring. The sculftor in this work has introduced an Ideal figure which typifies the character of John Hay. “I have tried to make this figure express the three qualities which io me seem most prominent in the character of John Hay—strength, reserve and executive nliillty," said the sculptor. .V. NINE OF DIAMONDS “CURSE OF SCOTLAND” Dozen Stories Account for Card’s Ap pelation—Cruel Orders Were Writ ten On It The reason as to why the nine of diamonds is called "The Curse of Scot land" for close to two centuries has caused a considerable amount of discus sion. Tiie antiquarians seem not to be able to determine when or why this title was so given, and some have tried to trace it as far back as the days of Queen Elizabeth, says the New Or leans States. One of the stories which is credited by many is that, tiie nine of diamonds and the. nine lozenges in tiie armorial coat of the Karl of Stair, Sir John Dal rymple, bear a striking resemblance, and ns Dalrymple is accused of having been tiie prime instrument In causing tiie massacre of Glencoe, which covered his name with Infamy, that is the rea son the card received the name "The Curse of Scotland.’’ Another story is that tiie Duke of Cumberland, on the field after the hat tie of ('ulloden. wrote upon tiie back of the nine of diamonds a very cruel and inhuman order for the destruction of the persons and property of the. place. And still another is that this card bore a striking resemblance to the cross of Scotland, and through tiie peculiar pronouncaition of certain Scots, they called it the "Curse of Scotland." St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scot land. Ho suffered on a cross not of the usual form, but like .the letter X, which has since been commonly called a St. Andrews cross. In a print entitled "Briton's Associa tion Against the Pope’s Bull," issued October 21, 1705, is shown the Young Pretender attempting to lead acrosa the Tweed a herd of bulls Bladen with curses. On the ground before them lies the nine of diamonds. The nine re sembles St. Andrew's cross. One writer says that the true ex planation for this card being called the curse of Scotland Is to be found in the game of Pope Joan, in which the nine of diamonds Is the "Pope." The well known anti-papal* spirit of the Scotch people caused the "Pope" card to he called tiie curse o Scotland. This game was originally called "Pope Ju lio’’ and is said to be as old as tiie reign of Queen Elizabeth. The following explanation Is given in the classical dictionary of tiie Vul gar Tongue, printed in 1785; an ignoble authority, it must he admitted: Dia monds imply royalty, being the orna mepta of the Imperial crowd, and ev ery ninth King of Scotland has been observed for many ages to be a tyrant and a curse to that country. -*■ From the "Gentleman’s Magazine” of 1791 is taken the following: “The nine of diamonds, the Curse of Scotland, has been so called because every ninth monarch of that nation was a bad king to his subjects. I have been told by old people that this card was so called long before tiie rebellion of 1745, and. therefore, it could not arise from tiie cir cumstances of the Duke of Cumberland's signing orders, accidentally writing upon a card, the night before the battle of ('ulloden. for General Campbell to give no quarter." Another writer states: "John Dalrym ple justly merits the appellation of the Curse of Scotland from the part he took in the horrible massacre of Glencoe and from the utter detestation In which he was held in consequence, and which com pelled him to resign tiie secretaryship in 1695. After the deliberate inquir*' by the commissioners had declared him guilty of tiie massacre we cannot wonder that the man should be held up to scorn by the most popular means which pre sented themselves, and the nine of dia monds in his shield would very natural ly, being the inslgr^Ui of his family, he the best and most easily understood method of perpetuating that detestation in the minds of the people.” There is still another story which con cerns the Duke of York in connection with this story. When tiie Duke, a little before his succession to the crown, went to Scotland, he and his suite introduced a new' game there, called "comet.” in which tiie nine of diamonds is an im portant card. It is the great, winning card of tiie game, which is sometimes CHILDREN TEETHING MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOTHING SYRUP USED BY MILLIONS OF MOTHERS FOR THREE GENERATIONS . . M called “coiuette**!/and the Scots had full reason to regret Its Introduction and nat urally looked with abhorrence upon this one card, especially. To add still further strength to th« Cumberland story related above, It Is noted that the Identical card upon which the Duke wrote his dastardly order for the massacre of the wounded Insurgents iH still preserved at castle seat of Dord Errol In Aberdeenshire. And last, but probably the least authen tic, is the story that George Campbell was the cause of the nine of diamonds being called "The Curse of Scotland." because he had stolen nine diamonds out of the royal crown of Scotland during the reign of Mary Stuart, in consequence of which ail Scotland was taxed. All these stories are so conflicting that it ia i difficult to arrive at any satisfactory con I elusion. DEPRIVE OFFICERS OF SIDE ARMS Douglas. Arlz., April 17. With a repri mand administered by Col. A. M. Guer rero, constitutionalist commander along the Sonora border, to the captain of the squad which deprived four Arizona mil itia officers of their sklo arms Wednes day and the return of the swords today, the Incident was closed. When Governors Hunt of Arizona and .McDonald of New Mexico crossed the. latrder Wednesday, border guards took the side arms of militia officers who ac companied them. It has been customary here to lay aside weapons when crossing the line. The captain apologized for the affront offered the two governors and their aides. TO SEND SUCCOR TO FLOOD STRICKEN Washington. April 17.—At the request of Representative Aswell. the Red Cross to day ordered the dispatch of clothing, provisions nnd food to 28 families, about lfiO persons whose farms have been inun dated for the third time 4n three years by the Red River, near Marksville, La. Evans to Sail Chicago, April 17.—Charles Evans. Jr., former western golf champion, will sail April 28 to participate in the Brjtlsh amateur championship play at Sanwich May 18-21. Fraser Hale, another Chi cagoan. is now on his way to England to play at Sandwich. —.. ---- 9 A Carpet ,Trade Revolution Gifford A. Cochran's retirement from the presidency of the Alexander Smith Sons Carpet company recalled to a vet eran in the trade an interesting story, says the New York Sun. Alexander Smith and his partner, Halcyon Skinner, tnvented a power loom that would weave exmlnster and nio qpette carpets, which up to that time had been made abroad on hand looms. The late A. T. Stewart controlled t||c foreign output practically, and when Mr. Smith* proved the value of his loow Mr. Stewart contracted for the entire output of the factory. The discovery revolutionised the car pet Industry. Mr. Stewart profited by his increased trade and the Smiths had to build and keep building to houso looms sufficient to supply the demand. Mr. Stewart, always inclined to' bo ar rogant. Imagined that he controlled the Smith factory. Looking to further extension of the plant Mr. Smith went to Mr. Stewart ono day in 1878 for the needed funds. Mr. Stewart would only advance them c*n condition that the price of the output should be reduced to him. Mr. Smith wanted 24 hours to think it over and con sult with Ids brother ami Mr. Cochran. Across Broadway, about opposite the city hall, the Sloanes were spreading out in the carpet business, wddeh they began in a small way. With them Mr. Smith made a satisfactory arrangement by which they were to take over the output of his factory. The next morning Mr. Stewart was informed of the change and found he had lost his hold on tho pro duct of the Yonkers factory. He was no longer dictator of the carpet trade and the Sloane firm began its rapid forward stroke. Mr. Stewart built his great factories up in the Mohawk valley, but did not ! live to crush his rivals as he anticipated ! doing, not dreaming that they had the enormous wealth they had accumulated in the industry. The shrewd Yonkers people had managed to keep their secure financial position h secret from hankers hs well as from Mr. Stewart and led tho latter to believe he was in a position to ' control them until they were ready to play their trump card. News of Ensley The senior class of hoys of the First Presbyterian church of this city held an important meeting Thursday at the home of their teacher. C. E. Tyler, at Hilltop. Officers were elected' and seevral com mittee* were appointed. The following officers were chosen: Burnelle Tyler, president; Glenn Miller, vice president; Ray Scholl, secretary, and Gladden Lewis, treasurer. • A committee was appointed to draw up by-laws and constitution, it l was composed of Glenn Miller. Ray Scholl i and Joe Hickman. The second meeting of the class will l»e held on next Thurs day. the place to he announced later. News has been received In this city of tHe death of Mrs. R G. Dinwiddle of Tiago, Tex. Miss Dinwiddle prior to her marriage, was Mice Kate Windston and resided with a relative, Mrs. \V. P. Lang ford, at Falrvlew. She was 25 years old. Death resulted from pheumonia. Funeral services were conducted from her home In Tiago on Thursday with interment at Dallas. The second soccer eleven offWylam will play the second eleven of Pratt Uity tills afternoon at 2 o'clock on the latter's ground. The game will be to decide the winner of the Birmingham Arms cup, and both teams are in fine condition for the battle. The last time they ployed tlie game resulted in a draw and the game this afternoon is expected to lie a hard fought one. A large crowd is ex pected to be on hand. A smoker will be held tonight in the Knights of Pythias hall on Avenue 10 by tlie men of the St. John’s Episcopal church of this city. All members are urged to be present as several matters concerning the crecyon of a new church will be discussed. The smoker will com mence at 8 o'clock. Yesterday morning at 8:10 o'clock the Ensley fire department was called to 1527 Twentieth street to tho residence of John Moultire. A spark on tlie roof was the cause of the fire. Not much damage was done Walter Veiteh of the United States navy, serving on tlie battleship Delaware, onw stationed at Norfolk navy yard, is in the city on a visit to his grand parents. Dr. and Mrs. J. C. Miller. He is their third grandson serving in the navy. Mr. and Mrs. Max Mellon returned to this city Yesterday after several weeks' visit to Pittsburg. Dr. W. H. Wynne and J. T. Robers of this city accompanied P. J. Rogers to John Hopkins hospital yesterday. Mr. Rogers will undergo an operation Df. and Mrs. R. E. Uloud returned yes terday from Florence, where they have been visiting relatives. C. W. Hardy of this city left yesterday afternoon for Anniston to attend the state convention of the Baptist Young People’s Union, which is in session there. Killed in Tornado Chlcknsha, Okla., April 17.—One child whs killed, several persons were injured, several houses were torn from their foun dations and the plants of two oil reflnlnff companies were slightly damaged in a tornado which swept through Uhtckasha tonight. ■.. ■ —4>-- ■■ I)r. (ieorjtp W, Hill Dead New York, April 17.- Dr, George W. Hill, astronomer and Inventor, died yes terday at Ids home at West Nyak, N. Y.. where he lived as a recluse, Dr. Hill won distinction for researches on tho lunar theory, Lightning (Strikes Oil Tank Tulsa, Okla., April 17. -IJghtntlig struck a 35.000-barrel oil tank on the tank farm of the Pierce Oil corporation, near Han Springs, tonight. Tlie oil Is still burning. Other tanks are endangered, SOU) OUT BECAUSE OF FEAR OF FAILURE # New York April 17 Threatened with a Fold-up of raw material and with a. price war, tin- Merseveau Manufactur ing o mpany sold out to the so-called can frost because it feared a failure If it did not. according to today's testimony in the government's a tit trust suit against the \met lean Tin Plate Company. lauds Mi Donald, who was secretary of the MorsercHU companv. a Brooklyn con * « rn. told how the American Tin Plate ixtnpuny tiled to purchased the Brooklyn 1 company McDonald said he and his associate^ v. ere told that if the Brooklyn compM&" did not sell, the American company would put them out of business. It was a case of selling of "going broke,*’ said Mc Donald. and his companv sold for $700,000 4 in March. 1901. URGES BETTER BAY FOR TEACHERS I !111e Bock. Ark . April 17. The teach- \ « * s of tin- country should have the cour age to stand together and demand from the community a remuneration such as is given the members of other profes sions. declared Mrs. KUa- Flagg Young;, superintendent of the Chicago city schools, speaking before the Arkansas Teachers' association tonight. The U< v note of her address was that the teachers should possess initiative. .She sail! the problem of education originates in life ami times of the individual com munity is different with different pur poses. WOULD REOPEN STRIKE PROBE Denv er. April 17.- United Mine Workers of America started a movement here to night to reopen it) Washington the con gressional in vest igw 11 on of the Colorado coal miners' strike, by seeking to place j before the committee the testimony of "Mother" Mary Jones, the aged strike * J leader released from military imprison ment at Walsenburg Thursday. "Mother" Jones, who came to Denver, probably will leave tomorrow for Wash- S ington Telegrams were sent tonight to congressmen urging a hearing for "Mother" Jones. j _ HOTELS___ j PHILADELPHIA. 13 AND lbert Streets J I 2 Minute* From PENNSYLVANIA and PHILADELPHIA t READING TERMINALS NEAR TO EVERYWHERE. ZMJSeau/fa/Vut JPoom j t< 'iffi \ 3sLctf/i and//drrrr/H/ 1 Jse IrTaTet. j ^ fZ° a nr/' r./ya ' Popular Cafe,Grill j j and Restaurant jt James C.V/alsh.tIcuwd^- I Make Your Dollar Produce More in a New York City Hotel Two Specialties S2.50 PFR HAY 'V'llcfant roo,n wi,h Pnvaln Ulh t * c-rv‘ L//AI taring large open court. 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THE HOTEL MARTINIQUE "THE HOUSE OF TAYLOR" Established 1648 Broadway, 32nd and 33rd Street* New York CHARLES LEIGH TAYLOR WALTER CHANDLER. JR. WALTER C. GILSON F reticent General Manager v,iee-Pr«*ide«t I -. i I II. T. UUUKU. M. U. SMKiOtt FlUS'f AVKMK ll\KI» IMIIlkH.MJI. ■ ! I hrunlc nail Uaaltu- Kyr, i:«r. \uar ami B I’rlunry niaeaaca HIHMIXUHAM. AI.A. Throat 1 Treats scientifically chronic, ner- Persons who need kIushvs or who !■ vour, blood, skin, wenito-urlnary and have any trouble with their eyes, cart, ^B female diseases; also rancor, scrofula, noise or throat, are cordially Invited rheumatism and morbid conditions of to visit our offices and he examined ^B1 the heart, lungs, liver, kidney* and VSli?*!.®^nc^^he^Tkilfful°fenfe £ pelvic organa of men and women; and put ion of diseased tonsils, and the sol by reason of long experience, modern entific treatment of maladies of tit* methods and excellent facilities, ef- Kye, 10ar. Nose and Throat, is a pro-^BHiP fects cures in as short time as possible noum-ed feature of our most aucceM^^H^BI and with moderate expense to patients ful work. ICstaldislicd in Birmingham, April, is'JO (nearly 25 years ago) and Is one the best equipped medical Institutions in Alabama. We make no charge for consultation and examination. We furnish medicines without extra charge, hiu! give our patients the bene-J^*^® fits to be derived from X-Kays. Violet Kays, Ruby Light Baths, Medicated Vapor Jj and Nebulised Inhalations and everything that wu can make available for th* m speedy cure of our patients. W 606-914—The famous German remedy for Sp<p lfic Blood Poison—is MiMUA* m cally administered by us. bymylom blasts for moil au«l women sent freo on revutib 1