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Robbing Drennen Warehouse % however, are handicapped greatly by heavy rains, which %ive caused swollen rivers and miry roads They must fight for some days yet before a decisive result is reached The outcome depends, largely on which side can bring up most quickly the strongest reinforcements. The two armies are about evenly placed. The Ger mans have behind them railways stretching into Belgium and Luxem burg, and Germany itself, while the al lies have all France (behind them in addition to the sea, which the British navy has kept open. Whil. the French railways have suf fered greatly in the German advance or Paris and the retreat from that dis trict, the French were long ago pre pared for such a contingency. Army en gineers and builders who have fol lowed the ^ghting men have relaid lracks an«i reconstructed bridges. Tin* gov. rnment had reserve material al ready prepared, to duplicate every bridge likely to be destroyed by tne I enemy. Th.s was taken to the appoint ed places in sections. Tin* Germans, it is said, have received ! 50,000 new men for the right wing, but with th necessity of sending troops to the oast, it is unlikely they are any stronger or. the center and left than they were at the beginning of the bat tle The allies, with fewer men to rtratv on, are keeping their armies up to full strength and probably are increasing them. They soon will have many trained men from the British garrisons in Egypt, Mediterranean stations and later from India. The battle, however, may be over before these troops reach the front, so the allies must make the light with what they have. In Lorraine and Alsace, the situation seems unchanged. None of the reports refer to fighting there. The Russian offense against Austria is developing slowly. There are great srretches of country to cover and enor mous numbers of men to move. Austria, it is computed, has not more than a half million men left to guard her northern frontier against the Russian millions, but if she can withdraw them to Cracow in some sort of order she car rely on the help of a well trained German army corps. It is to prevent this that Russia is bonding her energy. She at present has an army drawn across Galicia from Tarnogred, in the north, right down to the Carpathians, passing east of the fortresses of Siena'va, Jarostav and Przemysl. all of which she is about to attack. This army is moving west ward, while another, driving the sec ond Austrian army before it. accord ing tc Russian reports, is moving south from Zamosc and Radom between Prbemysl and Cracow . The Austrians are forming a new j front to oppose the move and the two armies soon must come together. The [Austrians have prepared for a long siege of Prezmysl, having there provi sions to last the garrison of 60,000 men I tv o years. On the fast Prussian frontier the Russians claim not only to have arrest ed the German advance, but to have had some successes in counter attacks. The talk of peace finds no encour agement in England. It is felt here that England was dragged into a war not of her making and that no peace over tures will be welcome at the present time. PERSONAL Major Robert L. Crook returned yes terday from an extended visit east. Irish Prepare for Convention New York, September 19.—Irish organi zations in this city are making elab orate preparations for the national con vention of the United Irish League of America here September 30. Representa tive Irishmen from the United States and Canada will join in celebrating the tri umph of home rule for Ireland. IF YOU FAVOR MUNICIPAL OWN ERSHIP VOTE FOR JAMES WEATH 1 F.RLY. A remarkable tale of tystematio thievery became public last night when Detectives Propst and Jones announced that they had completed their case against Joe Townsend. Arthur Wil kinson and Oliver Nelson, all negro employes of Drennen’s department store, and 1). J,. •‘Doe” Johnston, a ne gro druggist at Avenue F and Eight eenth street All the negroes are in the county jail with the exception of Johnston, who made $200 bond on a charge of receiving and selling stolen property. The other three negroes are charged with grand larcero In the estimate of the Drennen com pany the negroes have managed to di vert several thousand dollars of mer chandise from the warehouse and have pocketed the proceeds of what they realized on the sales. According to Detective Propst, who states that all the negroes have now Farker’s*^^ Seed Store In the basement of the drug store Onion *>et* of \ 11 Kind*, Turnip* nnd Ollier \c«elnl>le Seeds to be planted now, of the highest quality, are sold at reasonable prices. Parker’s Evergreen Mixed Lawn Grass Seed Is the most complete mixture of the Proper grasses to plant now whieli produces during the winter and spring- that beautiful greensward. One pound sows a space 300 square feet. Price 25c per pound. Special price in quantity. Vvoltl needs in your lawn by using; our complete •'■WO Fertiliser, which Rives a quick and permanent plant food. Plant For Green Food FOR 1*01 I I in X Ml STOCK III RIM. XX l\TI0H Dwf. Essex Rape, Seed Rye, Seed Barley FLOWER BULBS TO PLANT NOW-S W hite Hyacinths, dozen, SOc; Raper W bite Narcissus, dozen. 25c; Freesias • Put fi in 5-incli pot I. dozen 15c ( hine.se Sacred I.llles, 10c each < :i for 25c. I In Our Floral Dept. On First Floor \re kept the choicest seasonable Fiit Flowers, fresh each da\ front our own greenhouses. Special attention Riven to Floral Work for oil .a slons. Ferns and other polled plants JOHN L. PARKER Druggist, Florist and Seedsman First X vr. and 2111 li street XVOODXX X It II III,lit; (ofl*iittod their part of the scheme, it ***«ars that Townsend, who was em ployer] ip the warehouse of Drennen company, xrzr *ba> ri-g leader. The de tectives allege that Townsend would (’aiiv prepare a box which manifestly contained only waste paper and gen • ial trash. But underneath all the waste there were always some shirts and miscellaneous merchandise. These "trash” boxes were always given to either Oliver Nelson or Arthur Wil kinson, negro delivery drivers for the Drennen stores, and they would take them to their "fence." The "fence” in this case, the detec tives alleged, was D. L. "Doc" John ston, a w ell known negro druggist. The detectives state that Johnston has admitted to them his participation in the whole affair and has also Impli cated the other three negroes. On the other hand the detectives also allege that by maneuvering they have man aged to secure confessions from the' other three negroes implicating John st on. A member of the Drennen firm swore out warrants for all of the negroes, and they will have a preliminary trial within a few days. SLIGHT ADVANTAGE CLAIMED BY ALLIES (Continued from I'agc One) the CD rman left, with the object of driving it back toward Stenay and Se dan, thus cutting its line of communi cation to Metz. This would account for, the strong reinforcements, estimated at 30,000 men, that have been sent to support General Von Kluck, who is making such a stubborn stand on the German right. As long as he can keep the allies busy there It would be im possible for them to dispatch forces to assist in the main attack on the crown prince. In No Small Danger It is apparent from French accounts that the German right is in no small danger, particularly If it is true* that a French turning movement is in pro gress from Amiens, in the direction of St. Quentin. Of this there is some evi dence because of the presence in that district of British airmen. The troops, OPEAI \U DAY MONDAY j Boys’ School Shoes Billion or bnor— Solid l.ca I her Seweil Soles $2*65 A Pair. .Nisei* I lo 5Vi Itlnni >.l.n i (- Stores) llPMsemer I We Aecept More Trade Coupons. Moving Day Meeds | At Alabama's Exclusive Carpet, Rug and Drapery House Priced to Make You Hurry Here Monday. $3.50 and $4.00 Matting $ ^ .451 Rugs at h 9x12 Japanese Matting Rugs, In neat, wanted colors and designs Sell regularly at $8.50 and ft.00. . 2 j . $2.45 $12.50 Wool Fibre $/^.75 3 Rugs at O I lleios a lot III fine Wool Fibre Rugs that we've cut to nearly half to ■ close. Nothing wrong but the price—9x12 size— ' a. —• I genuine $12.50 value .. 90.75 1 $10.00 Crex Rugs $6.50 I 5 ou ve often wanted a Crex, but perhaps the price has kept you from I buying before- now you can pick while m/t .- r\ 8 this lot lasts. $6.50 1 Deltox Rugs $7.75 D . « jC t'ffo^Mo^e'wUhom^u^-the KOOd’ W‘‘arab,e k,nd that vou can't IVllffS flt I tide price d <t7 75 fl ; .. ... Worth $4.50—36x72 Axmin- | ! Wool and Southern Cotton rfk ster—in choice range of de- | Ingrain Art Squares signs and colors. J I | VxU size worth $6.00. Buy one' of these and get a real snap. $12.50 Brussels $0.65 RugS 3t $1'95 Hugs for O Ml wool Brussels Hugs—9x12—choice range of colors and i desR a ,2.50 value.. $8.65 D X QC $16.50 Brussels Rugs $1L95 ... ,, _ Rid) all wool Rrussala Rugs—9x12. A film value " 61'C $1.50-Brussels, 27x54 i at $10.oO. special this 1 ACT • . . . i week 911.90 —it you want a real bargain Kine seamless Brussels Rug—9x12—choice col- a l , $20.00 Brussels Rugs $14.85 “lakc s,‘veral' j ors ami designs; worth (fct A OCT i j $20.00, at . 3>14oOO |—' ■■■j Special Prices on Draperies and Lace Curtains, Linoleums, Mattings, etc. We make Window Shades to order. ii ! I l MM DUNLAP DIES Major James J. Dunlap, aged 83, diei at his residence on South Twenttetl street, last night at 8:50 o'clock. He hat been ill for sometime. It was announces by the family last night that the funera arrangements had not then been com pleted. Major Dunlap was born in Greene coun ty where his two sons, John and Cla: Dunlap, still reside. There he lived unti he reached the age of manhood. Fron there, he went to the war, and in tht service of the south did conspicuous serv ice. Many a battlefield, his comrades re member, was the scene of Iiis intrepk daring. Whije a Resident of Birmingham foi several years, the major on account oi his advanced age, lived a retired life. He was an accomplished student of humat nature, and a keen observer of current events. He had many frieRids and a happy faculty of drawing younger men and re taiiRing their friendship. He had a ready humor and a warm sympathy, a Rid was as a result never at a loss for the proper word to say. The announcement of his death will be received by general grief. Major Dunlap is survived by Jiis widow and the following children, Mrs. Ander son, Mrs. Leonard, Miss Minnie aRid Miss Emma Dunlap, all of Birmingham, and John and Clay Dunlap of Eutaw. Nearly One Hundred Drowned When Ship Sinks During Gale (Continued from Page One) rescued passenger, George H. Pullman, of Winnipeg. Canada, is on board the Buck, which is lying off the ColuRubia bar awaiting calmer weather befoi*e cross ing. It is believed that Captain Moro, of the Leggett was washed overboard short ly before the ship sank, for it was Cap tain Jensen, Farrell said, who was in charge of a futilf attempt to launch two lifeboat* which foundered as soon us they struck the water. Farrell, who h&d recovered consider ably tonight froRTi his exhaustion, said the Leggett carried a full list of passen gers, between 40 and 50, while the crew numbered about 25. Among the passen gers were six women, a girl and a boy, including the captain’s wife, the mate's wife and the wife of Captain Anderson, of the schooner Carrie Dove. “We left Grays harbor Wednesday morning,” said Farrell. “Later the sea became rough. The Leggett began to pound heavily and the captain gave or ders to jettison the deck load. Then the seas swept off the hatches and the hold began to fill. Captahi Jensen ordered tlie passengers into their cabins atid many were in thfm when the boat went lodyn. LIFEBOATS ARE ORDERED LAUNCHED “When it was seen that there was no hope for the vessel Captain Jensen or deied the lifeboats launched. In the first boat were 30 persons, two of them women. There were only six women on board and the other four were not at that end of the ship when the boat was launched. “As soon as the boat struck the water it capsized and all the occupants were drowned. “A few minute* later an attempt was made to launch the second lifeboat. It contained four women and their husbands. The boat met the same fate as the other. “I was standing on the bridge when the ship went down. The boat capsized as she sank. I don’t know how long 1 was uuder water,^ but when 'I came to the top. 1 grabbed a railroad tie and hung on. The wireless operator also was hanging to the tie. I saw men sink all around me. “The Wireless operator clung to the tie with Rne for several hours and then dropped off. No one was to blame for the wreck. The bout was unable to stand the stonn.” The Frances Leggett was of 160G gross tons. She was built at Newport News in 1913. and was owned, by the Hicks Haupt man Navigation company of San Fran cisco. She was commanded by Captain Charles Moro, one of the best known Bklppers on the coast, and was under charter to Charles R. McCormick & Co. WAR TAX REVENUE BILL AGREED ON BY HOUSE COMMITTEE (Continued from Pane Oae) 51000 of capital, surplus and undivided prof its; brokers will phy $50 each, pawn brokers, $20; commercial brokers. $20; cus toms house brokers, $10. Proprietors of theatres, museums ajnd concert halls in cities of 15,000 population or more are to pay $100 each. Circus proprietors are to pay $100 a year, proprietors of other ex liibitioRis $10, and proprietors of bowling alleys and billiard rooms $5 for each alley 3r table. Tobacco dealers and manufacturers are to be taxed the same as in 1898 except that In the largest class, tobacco dealers not specifically provided for the tax is to be 54.80 each. In 1898 there was a $12 tax jn tobacco dealers having annual sales 3f 50,000 pounds or more. Bonds and certificates of indebtedness ire taxed 5 cents for each $100 involved, and freight and express receipts 1 cent ?ach, with a mandatory provision that the shippers must pay this tax. Telephone messages are to be taxed 1 cent on all tolls of 15 cents or more and telegrams l cent a message. Fifty Cents on Each Indemnity The bill carries taxes of 50 cents on ?ach indemnity bond, 2 cents on each cer tificate of profits, 25 cents on each certifi cate not especially provided for. Life insurance policies are to be taxed } cents on each $100, and fire, nyirine, cas ualty, fidelity and guaranty insurance pol icies Vi cent on each dollar, as in 1898. Goods withdrawn from customs houses will pay a stamp tax of 50 cents as in 1898, but the 25-eent tax on each warehouse receipt imposed in 1S98 is omitted. The 1898 tax of from 25 cents to $1 for entry 3f goods at customs houses, according :o values, Is renewed. URIC ACID SOLVENT 50 Cent Bottle (32 Doses) FREE Just because you start the day wor ried and tired, stiff legs and arms and nuscles, an aching head, burning and Rearing down pains in the back—worn • 4t before the day begins, do not think rou have to stay In that condition. Be strong, well and vigorous, with no note iiain from stiff joints, sore mus des, rheumutic suffering, aching back >V kidney disease. For any form of bladder trouble or veakness, its action is really wonder ul. Those sufferers who are In and Hit of bed half a dozen times a night vlll appreciate the rest, comfort and itrength tills treatment gives. To prove the Williams Treatment lonquers kidney and bladder diseases, heumatism and all uric acid troubles, 10 matter how chronic or stubborn. If ou have never used the Williams rrektment, we will give one 60c bottle 82 doses) free If you will cut out this lotice and send it with your name and iddress. with 10c to hell) pay dlstrlhu lon expenses, to Th™l‘>r. D. A. Wil tnms Company. Dept. 458, Post Office ilock. Fast Hampton. Conn. Send at ince and you will receive by parcel post l regular 60c bottle, without charge md without incurring any obligations, me bottle only to an address. 1 _ ■ NEW FURNITURE EXCHANGED FOR OLD — WHETHER YOU MOVE Oct. 1st Or Not You’ll Need Furniture. It’s Economical and Satisfactory to Buy at Hood & Wheeler’s How's Your Stove? Don't Move Old Furniture Oct. 1st. ■■■ Jewel Ranges Circassian and Mahogany for Eedroom % Sold Nothing Down ™ ^1-ji—1Sold cn suite or « single pieces j At Extremely Moderate Prices NEW shipment of Circassian a-Llfetime” furniture and you I Walnut and Mahogany Bed- simply can't afford to buy Cir room Furniture Just received for £Si | October 1st movers. \\e bought noted the LOWER Hood & Wheel heavlly of this beautiful furniture er prices. Don’t worry alone another dnv and you will find beautiful as with your old Kor rang/ New sortments and extremely moder- K»"’ < '»'•«»“ Hedroon. shipment of Jewels, the range the ate prices the rule. It is Lasts- hurnlture s I best cooks use, just In. Order yours and give us your old one In part payment. Nothing down and ,ic* Heady For fhe First Cold easy divided payments. All sizes -y /-,« • f Wave .*35 t0 $65 Your Choice of Progress Comfort w up to Several Patterns of f Hot A Blast Beautiful Massive Brass Beds ^ In A11 Decidedly Underpriced at $27.50 Sizes | I THE bed illustrated below is only one of several remarkably beau tiful beds on sale here at $27.50. Massive posts, ball cap orna ments, heavy cross bars and fillers as illustrated. Also patterns in the elegant square designs, and still others with square cross rails and fillers. The kinds of beds usually priced up to $40.00. Every one guaranteed. Very $27.50 11 SHOULD THESE TIMES ALTER OUR ADVERTISING POLICIES? YES We think so. We have, in the face of the largest business we have ever (lone and with a greater quantity of orders on hand than we ever had, increased our ad vertising appropriation far September from $22,000 to $54,000. Our October appro priation has been increased to $00,000. We have notified all our dealers that we will share with them one-half of what ever amount of newspaper advertising they care to do. America is the only manufacturing na tion in the world not at war. The United States is the only nation at peace in the world with a supply of food on hand in excess of her own re quirements. Our crops are more bountiful than ever before. Our factories have never participated I largely in world-wide commerce. We have helped to feed and clothe the world, but we have never been largo factors in supplying the world with man ufactured goods. What we have taken from the nations now at war lias been' our luxuries—not our necessities. Our wheat has been ^hipped to Europe to be ground by European mills into w hich in turn lias been shipped to other countries for consumption. American cotton has been shipped to England and Germany, there to be spun into textiles that were returned to Amer ica and shipped to other countries. The copper from our mines has been shipped to Europe, there to be made lnt«» wire and into electrical machinery, which is then shipped to the orient, South ^America and other places where we have secured no place in the world trade. Aside from a few specialties such as typewriters, adding machines, cash reg isters, etc., we are producers and deal ers, so far as the world is concerned, in raw products. Custom, in the use of any article, makes it difficult to establish goods. For that leason America has not been able to got even a fair share of South America 3 trade. Now that competition is unaoie to deliver the goods needed in these foreign markets, those who formerly would not consider our wares are begging us to sup* uly them with their wants. By a play of fute our competitors f«-r a time are forced out of the markets which they luld so firmly. Salesmanship is not needed to capture these new mar kets for American goods, for necessity is forcing the trade we have so long wanted to seek our sources of suppljr. We are in the position of the merchant who has goods to sell, but who. because bis rivals are more firmly established and have a satisfactory prestige, is unable to secure a fair share of the trade, ard who awakens some morning to find that the stocks of all his rivals have been de stroyed by fire. In consequence buyers enter his store who never before have j considered him a supplyer of their wants. The cotton which has been shipped to Europe to be made into textiles for use in South America, in the orient and In Europe, must -now he shipped to „\ew England to be woven into textiles for use In markets we have never intimately known. No matter how soon war may be termi nated. damages have been done to tl.c scheme of manufacture and distribution that cannot be repaired until after Amer ica will have had an opportunity t) By R. D. < HOIM\ President Hudson Motor Car Company. change the buying habits of nations that have given us slight consideration in the past. The world undoubtedly will be has ex travagant in its use of food and other necessities than it was last July. It w»li be less prosperous, but with 18,\H)0,000 wealth makers suddenly transformed Into so many wealth consumers, we find that our competition is removed in other mar kets and that competition itself becomes a user of a greater variety of our goods. The farmer who last June expected 75 cents a bushel for his wrheat is not much alarmed about bad times when be is now selling his wheat for over $1 a bushel. The stock raiser is not much concerns when he finds that his cattle and hogs are bringing larger prices than he has known in years.' This increased money means that be will buy better things for his family. It means upw buildings, more furniture, bet ter clothing, farm machinery and auto mobiles. It means that the domestic trade in America will be greater, for America must produce a greater share for the world’s needs. That will mean a great ?** r activity than we now know and tin profits f on our increased export business will sooner or later find their way into dorm s tice circulation. If advertising means planting the se:(& for new and greater business, then n. w ' is the time to do it. when the timid, through being less aggressive, make your advertising more productive and when the keenness of the public for news in: creases t He value of the artvertiflng pages. IF YOU RELIEVE A FAITHFUL AND C OMPETENT OFFIC IAL SHOULD , HE REWARDED VOTE FOR JAMES WEATHER LV. WANTED High-class pressers for finishing Indies’ work. Experienced ones preferred. 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