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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.
vith us.
Find out the quantity you need.
Come Monday.
Com pan y,
202S and 20I!0 .Corner Second Avenue and
Twenty-first Street.
They Have a Very Interesting
Opening Session.
Annual Address, Annual Essay and Historical
Paper on the Press of
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
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
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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.
W. M. Meeks, treasurer—Tlmes-News,
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
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
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
I. A. Levy and Miss Levy—Mirror. Eu
M. W. Camper and wife and Miss Julia
Camper—Times, Florence.
D. W. Mclver and wife—Advertiser,
Emil Ahlrlc.hs and Misses Freida Ahl
rlchs and Elma Koopman—People's Pro
test, Cullman.
I, . W. Watson—Southern Alliance, Ash
R. E. Hale and Mrs. Cassie Jernigan—
News, Thomasvilic.
Henry Traywiek ^nd iMisses Laura
Prouts and Ira Welch—New Church Era,
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
M. L. Robertson—Tribune, Cullman.
J. C. Lawrence and wife—Standard.
J. C. Williams—Mountain Home. Tal
J. C. Norwood and wife-Clippor, Col
J. E. Brown and Miss Zaida Brown
Progressive Age, Soottsboro.
J. C. Brown. West Alabamian, North
S. C. Davidson and wife, Index, War
J. E. Graves and wife. News, Brun
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
A. J. O'Keefe, Independent, Birming
Emil Lesser, Courier, Birmingham.
Len Button, Star, Birmingham.
R. F. Kolb, People’s Tribune, Birming
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.
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
The president announced the following
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.)
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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. _ .
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.

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