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Programme Arranged for
Meeting of Mississippi
Press Association
Jnckapn, Miss., April 17.—(Special.) The j
• ^ executive committee of the Mississippi;
Press association held a conference last1
night with the Secretary of the Jackson !
Board of Trade and agreed on a pro
gramme for the meeting in this city in
May. Tuesday, May 19, the opening day,
the association will he called to order by
President A. F. Herman of the Pontotoc
Sentinel. Prayer will do offered by
« Bishop Theodore Bratton of the Episcopal
diocese of Mississippi. Walter A. Scott,
president of the board of trade, will wel
come the press on behalf of that organ
ization; Mayor Taylor will perform tlie
same pleasant duty lor the city of Jack
son; James Fauk of the Greene County
Herald will respond on nehalf of the
During the afternoon session W. M.
Crnnolly of the Memphis News-Scimitar
- One Trial
And You Are
Barber Shop
, Best Barbers
!, Best Service
No Tips
112 N. 19th St.
will deliver nn address, the subject of
wliich will be "Mission of the Press."
At f» p. rn. the. association will attend
tiie May day celebration at Battle Hill,
the official residence of Bishop Bratton,
arid at 7:30 p. m. the visitors will bo en
tertained at luncheon by the Deaf and
Dumb institution.
Wednesday’s sessions include an address
by George Soule of N«w Orleans, essays
by F. E. Austin of the McConib City
Journal, and Mrs. Joseph K. Norwood of
the* Magnolia Gazette; poems by A. G.
Stratton of the Liberty Herald, and Mrs.
A. F. Herman .of the Pontotoc Sentinel;
the annual oration by C. W. Miller of the
Natchez Democrat, an* a historic paper
relating to the association by P. K.
Mayers of the Pascagoula Democrat-Star.
The day will end with an entertainment
at the Institution for the Blind.
Thursday, the last day, will be de
voted largely to business, the election of
officers, selection of next meeting place
and an auto ride to several places of in
terest in and about Jackson.
Wires Opponent in First Primary His
Hearty Support and Co
Alexander City, April 17.—(Special.)—Th®
friends of J. A. Wade, candidate for
commissioner of agriculture in the second
primary of May 11, are gratified here and
throughout the state as shown by the
many personal expressions, telegrams,
letters and telephone messages pledging
to him their hearty support.
Among these, W. II. Seymour, one of
the candidates in the former race who
pledges his loyal support to Mr. Wade,
wired as follows:
“Montgomery, Ala., April IB, 1914.
“Mr. J. A. Wade, Alexander City.
“Dear Sir—Official returns from almost
all counties convince me that you have
won out and that you will make the race
In the second primary.
“Your knowledge of farm work, which
has come from actual experience and
which has been demonstrated* in the suc
cesses that have attended your efforts
eminently qualify you for the position of
commissioner of agriculture and compel
the belief that your administration will
be productive of great uplift and bene
fit to the agricultural interest of Ala
bama. I hope for your nomination of
May 11. W. H. SEYMOUR.”
Athens, April 17.—(Special.)—The circuit
court, after nearly three weeks busy
term adjourned today. The grand jury
reported that 59 bills had been found,
99 cases examined and very strongly con
demned boot-legging. Today was sen
tence day and Judge Speaks handed out
quite a number of sentences.
T. G. Balch, sawyer at Johnson &
Chambers mill, was killed yesterday by
the accidental striking a piece of lumber
against the cut-off saw, causing the stick
to be thrown wMth such force that it was
driven into his bowels, and he died short
ly alter the accident. He recently came
here from Madison county. He leaves a
widow and throe children.
Opening Session Convenes in
Baptist Church Friday
Anniston, April 17.—(Special.)—Tho ad
vance guard of delegates to the rtate
Baptist *Young People's union convention
commenced arriving here Friday morn
ing and by tho time the convention
opened practically the delegates had ar
rived. A special train brought about 200
delegates over from Birmingham.
The sessions are being held in the
Parker Memorial church and are being at
tended by crowds. Among the speakers
are Harry L. Strickland, the *Rev. A. K.
Wright, the Rev. W. M. Blackwelder and
President Shelburne of Howard college,
all of Birmingham; the Rev. L. M. Lati
mer of Sylacauga and the Rev. J. W. In
zer and H. L. Anderson of Birmingham.
The convention will be in session until
Sunday evening.
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Here For You
These imported fabrics
from Mabie & Co., the
renowned Fifth Ave.
tailors. We are ready
to take your measure.
You’ll get the smartest
results you ever ob
tained from your tailor.
$37.50 & $50.00
As You Please
Yeatman-Baugh Go.
Brown-Marx Bldg.
Jno. T. Yeatman' J. D. Baugh
Shown to be Cheaper Than
Parcel Post Rates in
Many Instances
The New York Merchants do Not
Want to see the Express Com
panies Put Entirely Out
of Business
New York. April 17.—(Special.I—Many
questions are asked by those who are anx
ious to learn some details relating to the
rates recently established by the express
companies in comparison with rates es
tablished by the postoffice department at
Washington for packages weighing rive,
10 or 20 pounds. There seems to be an
Impression that a comparison of the rates
will cause suspicion to prevail that the
parcel post system may after awhile so
seriously affect the revenues of the ex
press companies as greatly to impair
their earning power.
Yet a careful comparison which has re
cently been made under the direction of
G. A. Shrague, an authority on express
company statistics, indicates that this
Impression is not justified. For, notwith
standing the heavy loss in revenues occa
sioned by the parcel post service, the ex
press companies are likely hereafter to
have the advantage to be found in lower
rates on packages shipped on both short
and long hauls between the larger ship
ping centers of the United States.
The decision of the stockholders of one
of the largest of the express companies
of the United States in favor of liquidat
ing that company has been looked upon
as acknowledgement of the severity of
the competition between the express com
panies and the parcel post.
The statistics recently compiled show
that the parcel post rates from New
York to Bangor, Me., for example, uro
23 cents for 20 pound*. Therefore tne ex
press charges lor service as far away
as Bangor, Me., are a little in excess of
the parcel post charges tor five-pound
packages, but they are less than parcel
post rate for 10-pound and 26-pound pai.n- j
New express rates from New York to
Butte, Mont., are 68 cents for five-pound
paekuges, 06 cents for 10-pouml package*
and $1.72 lor 20-pound packages. These
are considerably less than parcel pot
rates to Butte, for the postoffice depart
ment exacts Wi cents lor live-pound, $1.20
for 10-pourid ajid $2.4aj. lor 20-pouud
packages. Throughout the west
ern part of New fork state the express
rates are slightly In excess of parcel
post rates, as, lor instance: Express
charges to Buffalo for rive-pound parcel*
are 26 cents, parcel post rates being 14
cents. Express rates for 20-pound pack
ages to Buffalo are 46 cents, while pur
cel post rates are 44 cents. The *amu rel
ative difference is to be found 111 the
rates charged from Chicago for express
service to larger cities as compared with
the parcel post rates, and that is also
true of the rates charged to St. L-ouid
to large cities within different soncs,
both for express and parcel post service.
If we take, for instance, Wan Francisco,
it is found that express charges to Ban
gor, Me., for rive-pound packages are 7 4
cents, for 30-pound packages $3.28. *nd
for 20-pound packages $2.26, whereas the
parcel post rates from San Francisco to
Bangor aro for five-pound packages, (0
cents, for 30-pound packages $3.20, and for
20-pound packages $2.40.
ine incidental Advantages
Incidentally it should be reported that
the express rates Included free insurance
up to $50 in value, while parcel past
rates do not Include any fees for Insur
Another comparative study of the rates
which Mr. Shrague has caused to be
worked out is based upon New York city
as a shipping point. But the comparison
is illustrative of the entire parcel post
and express companies' services. New
ark, N. J., is taken as a city which is
in zone 1.
Parcels post for 60 pounds uninsured
would be 64 cents. If insured for $26
it is 59 cents, whereas the express rates
for the same package, including free
insurance up to $50, is 37 cents.
Then take Philadelphia, which is
reckoned as being in zone 2. The
uninsured rate by parcel post for 20
pounds is 24 cents from New York. The
express rate is a little higher, for it is
34 cents, but there is free insurance to
$50. Were the parcels shipped by par
cel post insured for $50, it would cost
exactly the same to ship that parcel by
postofflce shipment as it would to ship
It by express, whereas any parcel
weighing more than 20 pounds would
cost no more to ship by express from
New York to Philadelphia than by post
office. But there would be this advan
tage: The shipper could have this parcel
collected at his door and would not be
obliged to take It to the postofflce.
Rates for the larger zones—that Is
to say, for zones 4, 6 and 6, seem to be
still more favorable to the express com
panies. The postofflce department will
ship by parcel post an uninsured pack
age weighing five pounds to New Or
leans for 41 cents, but the express rate
on the same package is 41 cents, includ
ing free insurance for $50. A 20-pound
package between New York and New
Orleans would cost by parcel post $1.81,
but the same package by express
would cost only 65 cents.
The great bulk of the traffic, includ
ing the 20-pound parcel throughout the
eight zones in which tha country is di
vided, will apparently be carried by the
express companies in many Instances
at a cost considerably less than that of
the average parcel post rates. Recently
the postofflce department has estab
lished a 60-pound weight limitation for
the first twro zones. An analysis of the
rates appears to show that the express
company’s service for parcels of this
weight averages 48% cents, w'hile the
parcel post average reaches 54 cents for
like parcels.
It is a very interesting situation
which is occasioned by the establish
ment on a large scale of the parcel post
system. There is an apprehension that
this system may seriously affect the net
revenues of the express companies.
This has been set forth in formal
statement made by merchants in largo
centers and especially by the Mer
chants’ association in New Y'ork. These
merchants have earnestly urged that nj
development of the parcel post be so
perfected as to Impair express company
service. The merchants have gone so
far as to say that confiscation ftf the
properties of the express companies
may bo very harmful to the public gen
At the same time, the great value of
a properly limited parcel post service is
acknowledged. liven the New York
Merchants’ association, through Its
president, William A. Marvel, haH
frankly admitted that the parcel post
is an immense public benefit and thht
wherever there is need for postal serv
ice there is also need for parcel service.
The parcel poHt can do a service wrhtch
express companies cannot do. It can
$2 Buys Immunity
From Shirt Fading Troubles
The black label on the $2 Manhat
tan will defy the washerwoman.
Plain or plaited bosoms—some with collars
to match—regular or soft double cuffs.
Hundreds of swell patterns to select from—
Other Manhattans
up to $6 Nr
Pajamas Underwear Hosiery
Soft, cool, fine and re- Union or two-piece Lustrous, perfect fitting,
fined fabrics to woo garments in nain- long wearing silk in the fa
slumber Mulls nain- check’ linen> soisette, “
SlumDei. IVlUllb, nain , , qw:Q<a r:i. Black, white and colors, 50c
sook, madras, pajama bed fabrics l*"' ,. ,
cloth, soisette and silk. Fine, lightweight lisles, 25c
ffli cn 50c t0 $1-50 "ir
110 per garment. c!00<* ,los*ei'y up to
52.50 pair.
1922-1924 First Ave. “In the Heart of Birmingham”
Eufaula. April 17.—(Special.)—The re
port of the water and light departinen
of the city of Eufaula for the six month
ended April 1 in a most gratifying one
not only to city officials, but the resi
dents of Eufaula as well. It is especially
so because it was rumored recently tha
the gas plant, would bo closed down o
the minimum rate increased in order tha
operations could he continued. It ha;
been found, however, that the plant, In
stead of showing a deficit, for the lial
year, shows a profit of $69.23. Tho proll
on tho operation of the waterworks wai
$1,043.09; that, on the electric light plant
$162.77; that on the sale of supplies, $99.8S
The report, made by Superintendent skin
t er is an index to the efficiency to whirl
the three plants have been raised dur
Im; their two years* operation under tin
present plan.
Following a recent Inspection by ni
op leer of the treasury department, n
Washington of the Eufaula postoffice. tin
contractor who erected tho building i;
having some repairs made.
Nearly 2n0 were cast in the elec
ti >n in Quitman yesterday when a num
ber of county officers were nominated
'N\ O. Crumblcy was re-elected clerk of
the superior court over W. \\ . Bledsoe
S. H. Rarrctt. defeated J. T. Gibson, anc
IF Knlglor for county treasurer. K. T,
Burnett was elected assessor over A. C
Hogan and S. J. Bryant; .?. Jl. llollings
worth was elected coltector over A. H
real, and 1,. M. Maddox was elected a.*
sheriff, defeating Sheriff W. E. Caden
liea<1 and former Deputy Sheriff M. f?
The missionary societies of the First
Baptist church held an all-day Institute
at tlie church today, the societies of tin
other churches of the city also attending
tho different sessions.
reach remote rural communities. Tt
can bring the most isolated sections of
the country into speedy touch with the
large commercial centers. The public
welfare is promoted greatly by the ex
pansion of special transportation serv
ice. The hope is, however, that here
after the express service and the parcel
post service can he bo systematized
through co-operation on the one hand
with the government and on the other
hand with the express companies that
each system can fully meet the demands
of the public without impairing the In
tegrity of express service efficiency,
since that is regarded of the utmost Im
portance in public and mercantile inter
est. Within the next two or threp
years. It Is hoped that there may be es
tablished perfect adjustment between
the two Services. It Is to be in the
nature of an adjustment of some fea
tures about a business life to new con
ditions and the hope is that this ad
justment can be made without friction
or impairment to private capital.
Considering Erecting of Mu
nicipal Light Plant
Gadsden and Alabama City Military
Companies Inspected—Veterans
Going to Jacksonville—State
Aid for Schools
Gadsden, April 17.—(Special.)- H is re
garded as almost certain that Gadsden cit
izens will secure lower light rates. If
the Alabama city, Gadsden and Attalla
Railroad company declines to reduce its
rate, il Is declerad that the city will build
a municipal plant. The council has been
considering the question for two days, in
connection with the report of expert engi
neers, and while no statement has been
made, enough has leaked out to Justify
tho statement that, the plan to build a
municipal plant, is considered feasible. It
is estimated that a municipal plant ran
furnish lights at 7 or X cents a killowatt
hour, while the number of street lights
would be increased greatly.
Gadsden delegates to the Alabama Sun- |
day school convention at Mobile will di-*
vide, taking two routes to Mobile. One
party will go on the “president's special ’
on the Louisville and Nashville, while tho
other will take the Alabama Great South
ern. North Alabama delegates are ex
pected to be almost a unit in favor of
Gadsden as the 1916 meeting place.
Announcement comes of a reduction
granted by the Southeastern Dnderwrit
ers’ association on me insurance rates in
the business section. The reduction on
store buildings will be 60 cents on $1000,
and 70 cents on $1000 on the contents or
Adjut. Gen. J. 11. Scully nnd Capt. \V. I*.
Screws. l\ S. A., are In Gadsden to hold
the Inspection tonight of tho companies
here and at Alubama City.
Five schools of Ktowah county have re
ceived state aid for new buildings and
improvements during the year, according
to H. c. McDaniel’s report as county su
perintendent of education. Six new btilld
ings will be erected this year.
Capt. L. R. Rainey ha returned his
campaign expenses as $1574.93 in hi» raeo
against Congressman John L. Burnett. The
principal items were newspaper and cir
cular advertising. $617.03, and the assess
ment of $3f>o.
The following judgments were given In
circuit court in favor of the plaintiffs:
Noah Sweat vs. .lames Bowtop, trustee of
the Standard rfteel eompan>. $t!no; Willard
Wiley vs. Campbell Manufacturing com
pany, $160; Sam D. Horton vs. Standard
Steel company, $*ViO. Dannie Brown vs.
Alabama company. $1000: Kinma German
vs. Alabama company. $»**».
Confederate veterans who will attend
the Jacksonville reunion will leave hero
on the afternon of May 4, going to Romo
on the Southern, where they will take a
White Sulphur Springs
Mr. A. 1). Cushing will be at the Hotel Hill
man from April 22 to April 23, inclusive, to
show plans of new rooms for the White
Hotel, the Greenbrier and cottages for the
Summer Season.
Southern Express Company
Low Rates ( Expedition
Careful Handling Insurance and Protection
Record of both receipt Option of forwarding
and delivery prepaid or collect
In case of complaint, or an unadjusted claim,
communicate with your local agent, or either
of the undersigned, so that the facts may be
developed, and prompt action taken.
S. F. KNOWLES, Superintendent,
Chattanooga, Tenn.
W. S. McFARLAND, General Superintendent,
Birmingham, Ala.

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