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Lift That, and it will probably floor him. Our Car pets are bound to get there somehow. Any floor we cover is just about as hand lome as covering can make them. MONDAY will be REMNANT DAY vith us. Find out the quantity you need. Come Monday. Alice Carpet Com pan y, 202S and 20I!0 .Corner Second Avenue and Twenty-first Street. 8-18-tf SECOND EDITION. THE ALABAMHOITOflS HERE They Have a Very Interesting Opening Session. A HEARTY WELCOME GIVEN Annual Address, Annual Essay and Historical Paper on the Press of Alabama. Morning Session. . To t lie Press of Alabama: * The doors of our city Are ever open to you. Enjoy your stay and call again. .. The annual meeting of the Alabama Press association was called to order in the Commercial club rooms of this city at 11 o'clock yesterday by its presi dent, Robert Rawls, editor of the Athens Courier. • Rev. E. M. Glenn, editor of the Ala bama Christian Advocate, was requested to open the exercises with prayer. In invoking the blessings of Deity upon the members of the association, and their workings, the able divine most eloquently appealed for harmony and a fraternal feeling that would result in the better ment of aJI mankind as the result of these deliberations. So impressive was this prayer that throughout the entire exercises of today the convocation has been as much a love feast and friendly greeting among the fraternity as a mat ter of business. President Rawls next introduced Pres ident Rhodes of the Commercial clubjy Who welcomed the press in behalf of this club In an appropriate address. In be half of the club Mr. Rhodes called atten tion to the fact that “it is a type and representative of the thrift arid enter prise of the tireless and hopeful workers in this marvelous mineral region, whose wonders you have helped to herald to the iworld.” Mayor VanHoose, on behalf of the city, welcomed the editors In a speech that won the hearts and applause of the molders of public sentiment. lie said |he was glad that they met here In strict ly a business meeting. That while they may cross swords at home, that when they come together for deliberation and to further their profession and trade. let these swords be sheathed and work be the watchword; that having lived In Birmingham for so long, he could not resist the impulse to say something in her Interest when the opportunity pre sented Itself, to speak to such a repre sentative body: that while not an edi tor, he acknowledged the chivalrlc work the press has done for Alabama. He ac knowledged the work they have done •ven for the building up of this, the greatest city of Alabama; that "the doors of the city are open; the hospitality of every citizen is extended you; go free— the keys are yours—and if any blue-coat ehall remonstrate with you pull your blue badge, and if this is not respected let me know.” Mr. C. R. Brlcken of the T.uverne Dem ocrat responded to Mayor VunHoose on behalf of the press in n very appropriate speech. Mr. Brlcken owns one of the. most progressive weekly papers In Ala bama, and his remarks, while necessarily short, were attentively listened to. Col. John W. Tomlinson responded in 'behalf of the local press, in which he ex FOR BABY’S SKIN 5calp and Hair The most effective skin purifying and beau tifying soap in the world, as well as purest and sweetest fon*oilet, bath, and nursery. For distressing facial eruptions, pimples, blackheads, irritations of the scalp, drv, thin, and falling hair, red, rough hands, chafings, and simple rashes and blemishes of childhood,it isabsolutely incomparable. Bold throughout the WfirlA. Rritiah F. New Bki:v ft H»n*. F t ■» F.l ••••* •*— t f m. rprr*^ Preserve Your Fruit And Vegetables, tended a cordial welcome to what we are all pleased to term “the greatest city In Alabama and destined to be the greatest city ot the south." That while a lawyer and not an editor himself that he believes that next to a lawyer the editor takes his position. That Birmingham respects and reveres the voice of the press and the many kind things said about our city have not gone unappreciated. That tlm editors of Alabama are always welcomed in our midst, where they will find a free dom of hospitality in keeping with the truest American citizenship. Mr. B. Steiner was in the hall and ex tended an invitation to the press to at tend in a body tliemattneeof “young Mrs. Wintlirop" at O'Brien’s opera house at J o’clock. The invitation was accepted. The preliminaries to the organization being concluded. President Rawles an nounced' the association open for the transaction of business. The reading of the minutes was dis pensed with and the following members were enrolled: JHemDers Present. The following members of the associ ation were present: Robert Rawles, president, and wife and Mrs. S. F. Black—Courier, Athens. J. A. Rountree, secretary, and wife and Mrs. Sallie H. Thompson—Enquirer. Hartselle. W. M. Meeks, treasurer—Tlmes-News, Gadsden. John G. Harris and Mrs. L. G. Dawson —Alabama Baptist, Montgomery. E. Hensly Grubbs and wife and Miss Nona Grubbs—News, Decatur. Walter Grubbs and wife—News, Pe catur. W. H. H. Judson and wife and Miss Lula Judson—Weekly, Bessemer. J. B. Stanley and Misses Irene and Ethel Stanley—Advocate. Greenville. W. W. Screws—Advertiser, Montgom ery. H. W. Hayden and wife and Miss Eva lyn Spurlin—Express. Demopolis. J. R. Rogers and wife—News. Opelika. E. O. Neely and wife—Democrat, Gun tersvllle. I. A. Levy and Miss Levy—Mirror. Eu taw. M. W. Camper and wife and Miss Julia Camper—Times, Florence. D. W. Mclver and wife—Advertiser, Montgomery. Emil Ahlrlc.hs and Misses Freida Ahl rlchs and Elma Koopman—People's Pro test, Cullman. I, . W. Watson—Southern Alliance, Ash ville. R. E. Hale and Mrs. Cassie Jernigan— News, Thomasvilic. Henry Traywiek ^nd iMisses Laura Prouts and Ira Welch—New Church Era, Demopolis. C. J. Hildreth and Harold Hildreth— Advertiser, New Decatur. F. E. Davis and Miss Ella Davis— News, Montevallo. S. S. Alien and Miss Minnis Alien News, Montevallo. A. L. Williams—Siftings. Dothan. Isaac, Barr—Gazette, Florence. W. T. McCord and wife—News, Albert ville. M. L. Robertson—Tribune, Cullman. J. C. Lawrence and wife—Standard. Marion. J. C. Williams—Mountain Home. Tal ladega. J. C. Norwood and wife-Clippor, Col linsville. J. E. Brown and Miss Zaida Brown Progressive Age, Soottsboro. J. C. Brown. West Alabamian, North port. S. C. Davidson and wife, Index, War rior. J. E. Graves and wife. News, Brun dridge. T. J. Young, Courier, Vernon. J. H. Vaught, Chronicle, Stevenson. J. W. Young, Eagle Eye, SUUigfiit. I’. F. Miles, Herald. Union Springs. T. S. Maloney, Messenger, Talladega. W. M. Bunting and Mrs. S. C. Bhnting. Herald, Florence. W. J. Blan and two daughters, Messen ger, Troy. Ira Champion and Miss Champion, Mes senger, Troy. Rufus N. Rhodes and wife, News, Bir mingham. A. J. O'Keefe, Independent, Birming ham. Emil Lesser, Courier, Birmingham. Len Button, Star, Birmingham. R. F. Kolb, People’s Tribune, Birming ham. J. H. Nunnellee, Times, Selma. J. B. Simpson and W. N. Lawrence, Journal, Montgomery. J. C. Harrison, Democrat, Luverne. Just before adjournment Mr. Rhodes announced that the Commercial club ex tended an Invitation to the association to a reception and banquet in their honor, to be given In its club building tomorrow^ night at 10 o’clock. v The association then adjourned to meet at Z o’clock, in order then to go in a body to the "Young Mrs. Winthrop” matinee. Alternoon. In the afternoon the association at tended the matinee at O'Brien’s opera house, an invitation having been extend ed the association by Mr. B. Steiner, president of Temple Emanuel. Night Session. President Rawls called the'meeting to gether at 8 o'clock, and requested those who had not already paid their dues to come forward and do so. Mr. John C. Williams moved that Ex President E. L C. Ward be accorded the floor and requested to act with the asso ciation. The motion prevailed. On motion of J. B. Simpson of Mont gomery the same courtsgises were ex tended Mr. Frank P. O'Brien. Treasurer W. M. Meeks submitted his report, showing receipts for the year to be $94 and disbursements $82.41. Secretary Rountree stated that the Southern railway had agTeed to carry the members of the association to At lanta, and that they would leave at 12:15 tonight. The president announced the following committees: Memorials—R. N. Rhodes, W. W. Screws, J. O. Harris. John Lawrence, Wf-M. Mepks and William Camper. Resolutions—James Simpson. E. O. Neeley, W. H. II. Judson, J. C. Williams, Ira Champion. President Rawls then called Mr. J. B. Simpson of Montgomery to the rh"ir and read his annual address, which was as follows: To the Members of Che Alabama Press As sociation: For the twenty-fifth time this associa tion has met for the dual purpose of ad vancing the interest of the newspaper makers of Alabama and for social pleas ure. T desire to congratulate the members of the association on the fact that for twenty-four years these meetings have been held annually and through the ef forts of the members of this body much and lasting good has resulted to the press of the state, not alone In a finan cial. but in a social way. The newsgalh erers of the state have -been brought in closer touch with each other and better feelings have been engendered. A closer tie has been woven, and aside from all this much pleasure has been derived from the annual outings of the body. It is quite gratifying to see so many faces, familiar by their long membership and constant attendance at these meet ings, present. I am equally glad to wel come others who have hitherto been strangers to our society to sit among us. your jellies and other condi ments by the use oi our California Fruit Preserving Powder. It is thoroughly effective and We trust that their first attendance will provie as pleasant to them as it has to tha older members of the association, and that they may continue to meet with us in our annual meetings, deriving great pleasure and substantial benefit therefrom. ^ That much good has^sulted to the fra ternity by these annual meetings there ran be no doubt. The lawyers, the doc tors, the bankers, the preachers and the I'-achers have their annual meetings, where they meet and discuss their busi ness and the matters most Important to lheir chosen work. All professions have handed themselves together for their mu tual good, and, like the newspaper mak ers. they find that * it brings them in i loser touch with each other, and if noth ing'more than the social relations that grow out of these meetings, the inter changing of ideas and thoughts, meth ods HjJci forms were ever realized, it would be time well sp^nt. 1 congratulate the Alabama Press as sociation on the fact that it is no longer looked upon as a “junketing party” by the outside world, but that it is regarded as a body of intelligent busines men, banded together for a common cause. The time has come when it was more for4 a frolic than for business that these an nual meetings were held, but that time is past. We meet now for the purpose of transacting business looking to the up building of our profession. It is a matter for congratulation when we realize the fact that to no other agency is there due so much for the rapid development of the vast resources of our great state as to the press. In season and out of season, with no higher am bition than to see our common country r^ach the high plane she was destined to reach, has the press labored to up hold our givat commonwealth, and-today we have the proud satisfaction of know ing that grand old Alabama stands sec ond to no state in this great union of states. I believe there are no recommendations that I have to offer the association asi to changes in our constitution. At the last session, held in the city of Montgomery, a resolution was offered by our worthy secretary, which was passed, requiring the president to appoint a legislative committee of five members to look after legislation in the interest of the press of Alabama. It was at the same time moved by the secretary that the by-laws be so amended that this committee be appointed annually. This went over un til this session of the association, and stands today as unfinished business. I desire to call the association’ attention to this. To the members of the Southeast Press asfjpciation I extend cordial greeting, and trust, fhat its members may find it a use ful lever by which they may uplift their financial interests. The idea Is a good one. I think that If the papers in each congressional district would band thom selvdfc into an active and working asso ciation, standing shoulder to shoulder, and assert their rights that it would prove net alone to the members ^thereof, but to the state association a great boon. By thi§ method much good could be ac c<arnpli.<hod in securing living rates an<$ holding them. I desire to congratulate the association on the splendid work done by our worthy and eoiyipetent secretary in publishing advertising frauds and exposing them t6 the members of the association, He has done the press of the state a good service in this line and has defeated the efforts of a number of dead boat advertising agents who were trying to live off the honest dues of the newspaper publishers of Alabama. He is an officer that never tires in the discharge of his official du ties. 1C is very gramying cu nuie mat me association has been weeded of a great number of imposters, wUo once used to “ride” the association, but who are now kept out by the enforcement of the rules regulating membership to this honorable body. When you see the badge of the as sociation on the lappel of a man's "best coat” you can rest assured that he is at) editor or publisher, not a "hanger-on." The association is to be congratulated on the pleasant trip In view, thftt of at tending in a body the great southern ex position now in progress in the city of At lanta. I trust that every member of this body may get a full share of the enjoy ment to be obtained by this trip and that nothing may occur to mar the pleasure of any member. I am glad that the time has passed when it is neoessary to ask that the members so conduct themselves that not only will Alabama feel honored by being represented by such a represen tative body, but that our elder sister, Georgia, will feel as deeply honored by our invasion. I am not unmindful of the high honor that has been paid me by the members of this honorable body. That I highly appreciate the same it is unnecessary to state. X regret that our worthy presi dent, whom I so poorly represent on this occasion, has withdrawn from us, but we have the assurance from him today that he is w-ith us Ui heart, if not in pro fession, and in behalf of the association I extend him the courtesies of the floor. For thirteen years I have been a con stant member, attending every session of this body since the piceting held In the city of Selma In May 1883, and at no time have T seen m . interest man ifested In the good of the association than at present. , In conclusion, I congratulate the press upon its continued prosperity during the past year, and trust that after this an nual outing we may each go back to our respective homes and business in the various sections of our beloved common wealth with renewed vigor and fresh aspirations for the great duties that con front us in the daily discharge of our honest. Journalistic duties. The address was. on motion of Mr. W. M. Meeks, received and ordered spread upon the minutes of the association. - Annual Essay. Mr. W. H. H. Judson of the Bessemer Weekly read the annual essay. It is as follows: History repeats It •-■If. At least the fact Is In evidence In sui h knowledge as has come to man In the ages past. We pride ourselves on the civilization of today; yet even the limited knowledge that has been handed down the ages gives Insight to epochs of civilization that have flour ished and faded away, that In all the es sential elements of mental culture and progress and general artistic and indus trial development will stand In credit able comparison with that of today. But it Is not alone in the records of the past that -we find that history repeats itself. Thereare evidences of conditions existing today disclosed in th^ mythological le gends and weird reminiscences of that lost world, Atlantis, people by a race whose advancement in the arts and sci ence would almost put to blush the as pirations of the present. But more for cibly Is this evidence seen, unmistakable and implacable, in the unwritten but no less authentic records still preserved and existing in this new world of the west ern hemisphere In the vast and myste rious ruins of prehistoric ofties. Civilization has its epochs. Man rises and falls and within the knowledge of the present, handed down from time Im memorial are sections and countrls now given up to savagery or to noma-is where once civilization dominated, the arts flourished and sciepce held aloft her standard. Barely a century since, the span of life absolutely harmlesss. One package will preserve from 20 to 25 pounds of fruit or vege tables. Price. Per Package, 25c. All first-class dealers sell it. If W. H. KETTIU. President. W. J. MILNER, Vice-President. H. K. MILNER, 8eoretary and Treasurer. The Milner & Kettig Co. (Incorporated. Paid up capital, $i 25,000.00.) 9 MACHINERY • AND • MINING • SUPPLIES. Bar Iron and Steel, Black Diamond Files, Black Diamond Tool Steel, Tools, Rubber and Leather Belting, Rubber Hose and Packing, Blake Steam Pumps, Atlas Engines and Boilers All kinds of Machinery. Write jor Prices and Catalogue. Birmingham, Alabama. attained by some, the wild savage roamed through these valleys and over these hills and mountain ranges. Of the four score years of Alabama's history full three score years have been but a record of calm, peaceful and uneventful subju gation of her virgin soil and forests, the mild and slow developing pursuits of the husbandmen, the quiet progress of nat ural increase and deoay. And today there are sections and communities In Alabama which show almost the Iden tical environments, the same ways and methods of dally life, the same mild In ertia of scores of years ago. And so. looking forward, we cannot question that years hence there will he sections and communities in this coun try of ours, showing then no noticeable advancement upon the present, giving no evidences of any progressive develop ment, with a people content to live and die as their fathers before them. Even today, in New Knglarfd, the scenes of thd first substantial and progressive settle ment in the new world, of its intellectual and Industrial awakening, the fountain head of the free institutions which have spread over and now dominate the land, there are sections and communities which Show decay and serious retrogression; abandoned farms, decaying towns and diminishing populations. History re peats itself. The world is an enigma. Man, with all his work, is but as a graii< of sand in comparison with the stupen dous, mysterious and incomprehensible workings of nature, of the universal CJod. In the light of the experience which the records of the ages give us, and in the face of the opportunities which we be lieve are available, what have we to ex pect in our time? What destinies will we be ahle to work out of the present? Past history shows that civilization, weatlh and population mostly assemble at commercial or trade centers, where the products of nature anil man's hand are exchanged and distributed, and at indust-rial centers, where nature’s more valuable resources are found in large abundance and converted to man’s uses. The natural wealth of Alabama, as shown in her soil and forests, is widely diffused, but seems only subject to slow development, or in many instances that remains stationary or even retrogrades, but as shown in her mineral resources, the richness and extent of which Is largely the discovery of the last score of years, the imagination is hardly capa ble of a safe and conservative compre hension. The two prime mineral products of this section, the great sources of power and strength in the industrial and me chanical world, coal and iron, are des tined to exert a most potent and sur prising Influence, in their mining and con version into commercial products upon the concentration of wealth, population and all the concomitants of the highest civilization in this section. It is comparatively a few years since the extent of these resources became suf ficiently known to predicate on estimate of the duration of the supply and to base a judgment of the progress, the devel opment of the Industry of their mining and manufacture would effect in this ter ritory. T, ;> known extent of the practi cally workable coal seams within a radius of less than forty miles of this valley will afford a supply five times the present out put of the whole state for at least five centuries to come. Geological explora tion discloses 120 feet of aerate coal In the Black Warrior field, most of It in seams practically workable. The mil lions and billions of tons of coal thus covered is almost Incomprehensible, and for ages the possibility of exhaustion will occasion no concern to this people nor to their descendants. We can speak in like terms of the iron ore supplies and especially of tile red stratified ore, which forms the bulk of our consumption. Their existence Is not con fined, as Indicated on some geological maps, to the narrow margin of the Red mountain inge, though extending 100 miles through this territory, but this great seam of ore extends far Into the valley to the east almost measureless, showing miles from the apex of Red mountain, where tested, a solid strata of 30 feet. Exhaustion of such can only be a nuestlon of centuries. It is upon the existence or this inex haustible mineral wealth, so essential to the needs and progress and hence civil ization of mankind, that we predicate a future beyond even the most sanguine expectations. Can these two prosaic, homely elements, iron and coal, accom plish the work outlined in the onward jjrogress of a still higher and greater civ ilization? Iron, next to bronite, was the first metal utilized by man. The records of 4000 years past give evidence of its use. Wherever civilization prevailed it was anJmportant agent, and as civiliza tion advanced and spread In still greater proportion were Its uses multiplied. Eliminate It and the grand structure of civilization would weaken and fall, and yet today wo seem to be barely upon the threshold of Its domain. The Iron age is at hand, and with the intellect of this day it seems rapidly approaching the cli max of human capability. Its great coadjutor, coal, though trac ing its uses back nine centuries it is only within the few past decades that the magnitude of its power has challenged the credulty of mankind. No factor known could ever replace it in the econ omy of the world. These two groat elements—these two powerful embodiments of nature's wealth —enduring- and inexhaustible, are the heritage of this valley. They come to our hands freely and with less exaction than to any other people. From any of these surrounding: heights cast the eye over the brief expanse of this valley and its tributary, and great smoke stacks are seen marking the landscape— sentinels of huge industries, with their signal columns ever moving to the skies, hedged in with serried hosts of great flaming pillars, illuminating the heavens by night and by day, vielng with the noonday sun. This is the work of these two elements. Iron and coal. Barely a decade and a half ago the first furnace was built in this valley. The progress now seen is but the incipiency. From these two elements now comes steel, and the field of indus trial development has become illimitable. We are but at the threshold; but a brief span of years more and this valley will disclose a forest of such smoke stacks, like the masts of the shipping of a great maritime city, and a teeming population will flow over these vallies and hills; countless industries will dot the land scape; grand structures will loom up on every side; great institutions of learn ing. of art. of science, will arise in our midst; civilization in Its highest attrib utes will hero flourish, for here, under exceptional auspices, great wealth will be created and widely diffuse its offer ings. Hardly any can realize the magnifi cence of the heritage which is ours. Few of us attempt to study the processes which are insuring its development; but the attributes which assure its success are truly our heritage—economy in pro duction, facility and economy in distri bution and attractive climatic and home conditions will bo irresistible in the com centrntion of population and wealth. Anti rrom this valley will radiate over all the state benefactions which the de velopment of these great riches will cre ate. Each coming year will mark the advance, and he among ns will be blind indeed if he fails to catch glimpses of ithe destiny whose horoscope is so unmis takable. History repeats itself, hut generations here will come and pass before progress is stayed and the blight of decay is seen. The address was received and ordered spread on the minutes. Mr. Doster of Prattville, who was on the programme for the annual poem, was absent, and that feature was dispensed with. Maj. W. \V. Screws of the Montgomery Advertiser presented a historical paper on the press of Alabama, but owing to its length, over 300 pages of type-written paper, it was not read. in his paper Major Screws suggested that each newspaper in the state send a copy to the state librarian, and then he said it would be much easier to get up a history of the state. The first paper issued in Alabama was the Huntsville Advocate, which was es tablished in 1805, and the next at St. Stephens. Col. J. II. Stanley of Greenville moved that the paper be turned over to the ex ecutive committee, with instructions to ascertain the cost of publishing same, and with authority to assess each mem ber his pro rata to defray expenses of publishing same. Mr. .1. B. Simpson said it was the most valuable paper ever before the associa tion and moved that the thanks of the association bo extended Major Screws for the paper. Mr. It. N. Rhodes regarded the paper as of great importance and wanted it published, but did not want it in pam phlet form. He wunted it in good bind ing, so it could be preserved. He Sug gested that a call for subscriptions be made. „ . ... , Mr. J. E. Graves moved as a substitute that subscriptions be called for and Mr. ,1 A Rountree moved as a substitute for ail motions, amendments and substitutes that the president, Messrs. R. N. Rhodes, J B Stanley and J. E. Graves be ap pointed a committee to devise means for the publication of the book, with instruc tions to report at the morning session to day, and the motion prevailed. The following resolution, offered by Mr J. B. Simpson, was adopted: Resolved, that the thanks of the as sociation be returned to Maj. W. W. Screws for the able and exhaustive pa per on “The History of Journalism of Al abama. . , . On motion the association adjourned until 9 o’clock this morning. Today’s programme. The following Is today's programme: Foreign advertising, rates and posi tion. by John C. Williams, Mountain Home, Talladega. Legal advertising. C. J. Hildreth, New Decatur Advertiser. "Moral Elevation of the Press,” by Rufus N. Rhodes. Birmingham News. "Women in Journalism." Miss Marga ret E. O'Brien, Age-Herald, Birmingham. "Journalistic Kthirs.” James H. Nun nelee of 8elma Times. "How to Make a Daily Paper Pay in a Small Totq#,” W. D. Jelks of Eufaula Times-News. Meeting of the revision and member ship committee. Miscellaneous business. Selecting a place for next meeting. Election of officers. Appointment of executive committee. Appointment of delegates to National Editorial association. _ . TESTIMONY Of the Phenomenal Easeball Pitc'h er of Yale University. A Letter Written to Mr. J. E. Du Bois, President of the Klectro Libration Company. Having injured my elbow by using a curved ball too much in cold weather. I was unable to straighten the arm at all, and could use very little speed In my de livery. A short treatment by the Elect ro poise relieved me, and at the end or the season my arm was as free from pain as It was before the injury. ' I heartily Indorse the Electropoise as a therapeutic agent of great value In strains and sprains. WALTER P. CARTER. New Haven, Conn., June 27, 1895. Mr. Carter Is a phenomenal pitcher of the Yale University baseball nine, and Is regarded as one of the best amateurs in the business. The above letter was written to Mr. J. E. DuBols, president of the Klectro Libration Company headquarters at No. 1122 Broadway, New York. A book of complete information by mail to any address. DuBOIS Sc WEBB 223 Twenty-first Street, Birmingham, - - - - Alabama. Smith’s Corpse Was Found. Jacksonville. Fla., Oct. 8.—A special to the Times-Union from Hrooksvllltj, Fla., says: Last Friday Henry Smith, a stock man who lives near here, went to the prairie to feed his hogs. Saturday morn ing Smith's horse returned riderless. Search was instituted, and today Smith's corpse was found In a dense hammock, about eight miles from here. His head had been shoit off und his body riddled. Smith had had trouble with neighbors about cattle. It was charged that he raided his neighbors' herds. This is sup posed to have been the cause of his as sassination. The World's Fair' Tests showed no baking powder so pure or so great In leav ening power as the Royal. . An Acoidcnt Near Abbeville. St. Louis, Oct. 8.—A special to the Chronicle from Abbeville, Ala., / iys that while William Saunders and a gang of laborers were repairing: the bridge across Abbey creek today the false work gave way anti the structure fell, killing: John Alexander and David Williams and in juring Saunders. All this week we shall be at our old stand and business transacted as usual. Hirscb Dry Goods and Millinery Co. Short in His Accounts. Jacksonville. Fla.. Oct. 8.—Kirby Gri r.cr, postmaster at Dunnellon, Fla., ha: disappeared, and ids accounts are said to be short. It is stated that Griner has organized ah expedition and gone to Cuba to join the insurgents. Pore reo.7. Buttcrine is a much abused product, is a matter of fact it is pure, sweet, wholesome, ami infinitely preferable to ordinury country butter. A special correspondent of this paper recently visited the factory owned and operated by the Armour Packing Co., of Kansas City, manufacturers of the widely ad vertised Silver Churn Butterine. A five story building1 is perfectly fitted for the scientific preparation of this food product. Everything is spotlessly clean; all appliances are the latest and most improved, and every precaution is taken to secure the production oft an absolutely pure and wholesome food. All processes are under the direction of a foreign chemist who has made the skillful combination of pure sweet fats the study of His life. Prof. Charles Chandler, of New York City, says: “The product is palatable and wholesome and 1 regard it as a most valuable article of food.” Prof. J. S. W- Arnold, Medical De partment, University of New York, says: “A blessing for the poor, and in every way a perfectly pure, wholesome and palatable article of food.” Prepared Solely liy ARMOUR PACKING CO , Kansas City. U. S A. your dealer does not keep it, send 25 cents to us in stamps and we will mail you a package direct postpaid. Larger remittances should be made by postoffice money or der. Nabers, Morrow & Sinnige, Manufacturing Chemists, Bir mingham, Ala., Manufacturers and Proprietors. Jt^*>CAU'riON—Be sure that the name “California” is on each package. There are many similar preparations for sale of more or less merit—some with out any merit at all. Insist on getting the “California.” There is none as $fk>d.