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The Savage case is still before the city court. Witness R. D. Jones refused to appear after being subpoenaed and re fused to testify after being brought be- 1 fore the court by attachment. Judge Sharpe cautioned him against the con sequences, and when the witness still refused to testify he was Bent to Jail for contempt of court. Monday he will be given another opportunity to testify, and In the event that he does not it is prob able that he will be remanded to Jail un til he signifies his willingness to do so. The following business was transacted in the second division: American National bank vs. W. A. Chenoweth et al.; dismissed. / Barnitz & Barbour vs. Charles Dren nen et al.; dismissed. Mutual Loan and Trust company vs. T. H. Moulton, administrator of E. W. Linn, deceased; on trial. Criminal Court. The following capital docket is set for this week: Monday—John T. Maxwell, murder; Tom Nailen, rape; Joe Dodwell, rape; Richard Long, murder. Tuesday—William Blount, murder; Laura Howe, murder; Andy Oden, mur der. Wednesday—John Skinner, murder; Connie Sullivan and John Driver, mur der. „ Thursday—T. Bashfleld, George Davis and Dock Davis, robbery; Charles Green, murder; Wade Brockman, murder; Luura Crook, murder; Charles Jenkins, mur der. Probate Office. Marriage licenses were issued yester day to Mr. Willie Jenkins and Miss Della Tracner, Mr. T. L. Hopkins and Miss Laurance A. Noland. Real Estate Transfers. Carrie and J. L. Bell, by Alabama Building and Loan association, to J. H. Heineke, lot 3, block 28, Phelan's addi tion to Birmingham; $582. W. T. and Laura E. Bazemore, by same to same, as above, lots 21 and 22, block 5, West End; $549. Lula A. and D. M. Sheets to same, lot 2, block 7, Vann's addition to Woodlawn; $351. Dora M. and E. T. Oden to same, iui ee, block 146, East Lake; *738. L. P. and S. B. Howell to some, lot 18, block 128; lots 7 to 20, Inclusive, block 129, North Birmingham Land company; *1029. Martha and J. B. Cole to same, lots 1, 2 and 5, block 17, Vann’s addition to Woodlawn; *385. H. F. DeBardelebcn, J. W. Worthing ton and W. G. Robinson, partners as J. W. Worthington & Co., to Birmingham Trust and Savings company, deed of trust securing six notes of *5000 each, due the Birmingham Trust and Savings com pany on December 5, 1896. Elyton Land company to L. F. Whit ten, lots 18, 19 and 20, block 140; *2500. L. F. Whitten to L. M. Watson, lots 18, 19 and 20, as above; *1500. Same to same, lots 21, 22 nnd 23, block 177, Sixth avenue and Seventeenth street, south; *2000. Probate Judge to Montgomery & Wads worth, tax deed to northeast quarter of southwest quarter section 21, township 15, range 1, east; lots 11, 13, 15 and 16,block 21, East Birmingham; lots 1 to 11 and 21 to 24, block 19, Blrmingham-Ensley, and other lands In Jefferson county. Court Notes. "What is your occupation?” asked At torney F. S. White of Witness B. A. Thompson yestrday. "Deputy sheriff,” replied the witness. "Chief deputy sheriff?” "Chief deputy sheriff.” “And candidate for sheriff?” "Chief deputy sheriff,” was the non committal reply. Chief Deputy Clerk W. L. Howard has returned f^om a visit to Atlanta. Mrs. Laura Howe, charged with the ' murder of little Tommy Howe, will be tried in the criminal court this week if no good reason appears for a continu ance. The circuit court will sit In Bessemer this week. The court convenes in Bir mingham the first Monday In January. Mr. Albert Stratford, an esteemed court house official, is back from the exposi tion. A representative of the Atlanta Con stitution yesterday gained permission of the first division of the city court to make a flash-light photograph of the room. The print shows spendid likeness es of Judge Sharpe, the Jury, Attorneys G. R. Harsh, J. T. Shugart. F. 8. White, S. C. Davidson, A. A. Coleman, E. C. Hall and Clerk H. C. Miller and Deputy T. F. Parker. The picture. It Is said, wiil be used In n special article which will soon appear in the Constitution. Best goods obtainable, as low prices as fair living will permit, full, square measure and prompt delivery of goods are the point3 covered by JOHN FOX’S SONS, The Grocers, 19th St. & 3d Ave. If you want to call on your best girl wear one of those $18 tailor-made suits, $11.45. J. BLACH & SONS’ Manufacturers’ Sale. World’s Cycle Records Fall. Two world’s bicycle records wero bro ken at Cheyenne. Wyo.. on last Tuesday. John Green rode a mile in 1 minute 25 seconds flat on a straightaway road course with flying start and unpaced, beating the world’s record, held by Mc Leod. of 1:33 2-5. Charles Erswell rode a mile in 1 minute 40 seconds, standing start, unpaced, straightaway road course, breaking the best time recorded—2:04 2-5. Several hundred persons witnessed the trial, which was witli a wind blowing twenty-eight miles an hour directly upon the backs of the riders League of Amer ican Wheelmen timekeepers and Judges officiated. Cleveland Badges are out of date, but those $5.00 men’s pants for $3.45 are the newest RtvIpR j. BLACH & SONS’ Manufacturers’ Sale. Calendar of Beauties, by Mrs. Lovell. Only 75c. Thou sands of other beautiful book lets. The Smith & Montgomery Book and Stationery Co. 12-8-2t EVERYBODY ADMIRE S THE BEAUTIFUL. The Birmingham Book Co., 1908 Second avenue, have thoroughly renovated their store and have filled it with choice new goods bought at sacrifice prices for cash and will be sold at lower prices than ever known in Birming ham. It will -refresh you to look through this establish ment We all know JohnB. Roden. He is the manager and will be glad to see you. PLATO DlSCUSStU By the Herbert Club at the Meeting Tuesday Nght. The Herbart club held Us regular bi weekly greeting in the library parlors at the high school building Tuesday night. A discussion of the theories of Plato and Aristotle was on the programme for the meeting. So much interest, however, was developed in the doctrines of Plato that it was deemed best to postpone the consideration of Aristotle until the next meeting. Prof. A. C. Moore spoke first, review ing Borne of the main points in Plato 8 philosophy. He said that Plato intro duced and made use of the method of analysis and synthesis. He sought to build up a true science and therefore at tempted to find some fixed and unaltera ble basis upon which to establish it. He found that phenomena were constantly changing and only reason was unalter able. Hence he distinguished between opinion and science; the- first derived from the testimony of the senses and therefore untrustworthy; the second from the reason and therefore absolutely true. Plato claimed that the soul was of a two-fold nature, or two; the rational soul, apprehending noumena, or real exist ences, and the sensitive soul, apprehend ing phenomena or appearances. He ad mitted a third element, an active princi ple, known as emotion, which serves to bind together sense and reason; the three corresponding to the division, plant, an imal, man; or to the further division, appetite, spirit or courage, reason. The soul has existed in a previous state, and in this existence in its associa tion with the gods has perceived nou mena, or real existencles. Failing to per ceive these, or weighed down by voice, it falls to the earth and enters a body to dwell for a season. The soul is immor tal—has always existed and will always exist—it is eternal, one with God. The starting point of all true philos ophy is the origin of knowledge. Since the earliest times there have been two contending schools—the one attempting to base all knowledge on experience, the other tracing its origin to certain fixed principles which transcend all experi ence. Plato belonged to the second class. According to him, In forming conceptions the mind is the active agent and sensa lion IS OI HU UOI Ulllclltr lllipui ibiicc. • mind contains the materials of its own development. Education is “drawing out” these dormant ideas, which are de rived from a pre-existent state of the soul, and therefore prior to corporal ex istence. Sense perception is the Joint ac tion of a material body and the soul. No two Individuals will experience the same feelings or ideas, and no Individual will have the same experience at two differ ent times, therefore sense knowledge is untrustworthy and unsatisfactory. The senses are not educable; yet Plato reveals a weakness in his theory when he goes on to say that some few individ uals by comparison and repetition ac quire superior skill and power. Plato is too radical—takes too little account of the senses and the influence of the external world upon the mind. The result is clearly seen in his “Re public,” which is a purely ideal creation, never to be realized as long as nature is what it is. In his theory of perception Plato was an idealist, holding that what we cognize in an act of perception is not the mate rial object, but an idea. The material object has no real existence. Ideas are the only realities; things and events are their shadows. Plato makes much of ideas, and here he is hard to understand. General ideas he holds to have real existence. He was the first to distinctly affirm this doc trine, which has since been denominated realism. The individual is unimportant in comparison with the general. This led to a serious mistake In his "Repub lic," by which he subordinates the indi vidual to the race. General ideas are the highest realities, yet particular ideas have an existence, after which they are copied in a material image, the latter having no real exist ence. Ideas only exist. Things are their shadows. The idea is the true measure of the sensible. God is the sum of Ideas—the highest Ida, the most general idea; hence eter nal, unchangeable, omnipotent, benefi cent. Plato denied existence to space and time. Space, he said, is the mother of all things—a mere condition of the sensible. Matter is the substratum of sensible qualities. Time is relative to the phe nomenal world; It came into existence with the world and will be destroyed with it. Time is the moving image of eternity. The discussion was then taken up by Prof. J. B. Cunningham. He said: It seems very self-esteemed for any one in this day of enlightenment to rise and cast a casual glance back through the ages and presume to outline for the crit icism of others the conceptions of Plato. Out of the darkness of pantheism, through the fogs of mythology, beyond the dense clouds of ignorant supersti tion Plato cast his vision into the eternal sunlight of truth. He forfnd one God and an eternal soul—the Creator and the creature. Belief has today nothing new er. To do this, environed as he was, be speaks the grandest mind. 1. Plato believed that Ideas are the only known. This idea was what the sense stimulated, plus what the mind brought to the sensation. To illustrate: A painter throws his brush against a white wall. At first a daub only Is seen. Animals and men equally Bee this daub, but very soon the mind of man sees lines running from spot to spot. Next these lines form ge ometric figures; last the figures result in beauty. Plato says the work of making lines, figures and seeing beauty is that of mind. None of this was in the daub, nor did the animal find it. 2. Plato claimed that universals really exist. Humanity existed before man, i.e., God had the idea,then executed the work. So also with man's knowledge. The ideas the soul got In Us far pre-human exist knowledge of what the human sees. 3. l'lato believed in the pre-existence of the rational soul that “enlighteneth every man.” How like the belief of Paul! 4. Plato believed that God,soul, Idea an tedate matter, though some have claimed that he believed matter to be eternal. 6. He believed that matter Is evil. Hence the body did the sinning, overlooking the so potent fact that the mind sins, such ns envy, malice, hatred, etc, are more troublesome than the body sins. 0. Plato reached the grnnd conception —one seen by few even today—that vir tue (truth) Is the end of living. Pain and pleasure are the means. 7. Last, he believed Ih certain ancient traditions which seem to have the core of truth. These he called myths. Two of these myths related to the retributions of the unseen world, and a third told of spir itual Judgments for the "sins of body.” Miss Mary A. Cahalan discussed Pla to's theory of transmigration of souls. Many of his Ideas are lofty, but it seems beneath so great a philosopher to allow the soul to enter a fish or a beast, yet such seems to be his theory. Dr. J. H. Phillips next addressed the meeting. He stated that Plato got his doctrine of transmigration from Pytha goras; that Socrates was not certain up on this point. Plato in his "Apology" makes Socrates say that death is to be desired, either because it ends all things, or because the soul enters on a higher ex istence, where it will hold converse with Hesiod and Homer and all the noble spirits of the past. Dr. Plillllps here read a selection from Wordsworth's ode on "The Intimations of Immortality,” showing that Wofds worth was thoroughly Platonic. The speaker continued by saying that accord ing to Plato philosophic knowledge was a knowledge of generalB; particulars were or ntue value, natoi ci&imea mai me mind is self-active; yet his theory, if fol lowed out, seems to lead to the contrary conclusion. According to him, ideas are awakened not by the senses, but through them. These Ideas already exist; they are reminiscences of a former existence. If this be so, then Plato was wrong in claiming activity for the soul. It is merely a passive receptacle from which reminiscent ideas are called forth by means of the senses. The tendency of Plato's doctrine of magnifying the general at the expense of the particular '<»d to placing the genOs or species above the Individual. This is pushed to an offensive extreme In his "Republic,” where the child belongs to the state and calls every woman mother, knowing no mother. Prof. J. C. Du Bose was called to read his paper on “The Philosophy of Aris totle.” Professor DuBose thought the hour too late to open so broad a sub ject, and asked to be excused until the next meeting. He thought that Plato's theory was a grand one, most wonderful In its correspondence with' divine revela tion in so many particulars, yet he agreed with Miss Cahalan In feeling some repul sion towards his theory of metempsy chosis. Great interest was developed in the subject under discussion, and the mem bers are looking forward with great pleasure to the next meeting, which will be devoted to the consideration of the philosophy of Aristotle. The next meeting will be held at the South Highlands academy. Did you ever stop to think how cheap you can buy men’s, boys’ and children’s clothing at the monstrous manufactu rers’ sale ? J. BLACH & SONS. A Bagster Bible, size 6 l-2x 8 1-2 inches. Divinity circuit maps, reference concordance, &e., $1.45; indexed $2.25. Testaments as low as 6c each. Smith & Montgomery Book and Stationery Co. 12-8-21 WYNKEN, BLYNKEN AND NOD. Eugene Field of Chicago, who died a few weeks since, was one of the sweet est poets America has produced in many years. His poems are always appre ciated by the young people. We present below a Dutch Lullaby. Wynken, Blynken and Nod one night Sailed off in a wooden shoe— Sailed on a river of misty light Into a sea of dow. “Where are you going, and what do you wish ?” The old moon asked the three. “We have come to fish for the herring fish That live in this beautiful sea; Nets of silver and gold have we,” Wynken, Blynken, And Nod. The old moon laughed and sung a song As they rocked in the wooden shoe; And ithe wind that sped them all night long Ruffled the waves of dew; The little stars were the herring fish That lived in the beautiful sea. “Now cast your nets wherever you wish. But never afeard are we!” So cried the stars to the fishermen three. Wynken, Blynken, And Nod. All night long their nets they threw For the fish in the twinkling foam. Then down from the sky came the wooden shoe. Bringing the fishermen home; 'Twas all so pretty a sail it seemed As if it could not be; And some folks thought ’twas a dream they’d dreamed Of sailing that beautiful sea; But I shall name you the fishermen three: Wynken, Blynken, And Nod. Wynken and Blynken are two little eyes, And Nod is a little head. An<l the wooden shoe that sailed the skies Is a wee one’s trundle bed; So shut your eyes while mother sings Of wonderful sights that be, And you shall see the beautiful things As you rock on the misty sea, Whore the old shoe rocked the fishermen three— Wynken, Blynken, And Nod. ONE THING THAT WILL PLEASE US, AND WILL SURELY PLEASE THE PEOPLE. Competition is something that we enjoy about as much as any firm in this country. To have our competitors ad vertise prices, give thorn in black and white, would really do our souls goods. Now isn’t that an admission for you, one especially worth just such competition? Start the ball rolling. The people will not look on with open mouths, but will take advan tage of every cut, and by that means we will be able to sell out lock, stock and barrel. Smith & Montgomery Book and Stationery Co., 2008 First avenue. $15.00 overcoats that look good, fit good and wear well, all for $9.85. J. BLACH & SONS’ Manufacturers’ Sale. QUERY. Cut Rates From All Quarters to the'Exposi tion Except Alabama. The following communicotion speaks for itself: To the State Herald: I see a little sketch from the press once in a while about Alabama people not tak ing any Interest In the Atlanta exposi tion. Why don’t the railroads take an ’ interest and cut rates for Alabama as other states? I see Texas has a $12 rate. It seems that Alabama might get a $1.50 rate. Several from this place want to go, but cannot stand the $3.20 rate. Take the matter up and let’s all go. RED SEAL. Birmingham, Dec. 7. Ready already for the feasts of December. Our stock of nuts, candies and of every thing needful for a well-sea soned, home-made fruit cake is fresh and immense. None excel us in fancy family gro ceries. JOHN FOX’S SONS. Ladies, our opening Mon day, December 9. Jewelry Falace of R. Sturges, 1924 1st Avenue. 12-7-21 Dove hams 11 l-2c lb. Rol ler Champion flour $4.50 bar rel. J. A. LAIRD, 1919 4th Ave. tAnlDI I ltPN A I LAUtVItW. Capt. B. A. Bartlett, Champion Trick Shot of the World, Entertains a Crowd. Capt. B. A. Bartlett, the champion trick shot of the world, gave an exhibi tion shoot at Lakeview Baseball park yesterday afternoon. Captain Bartlett Is employed by the Burgess Qun company to visit the dif ferent cities of the country and give these exhibitions. He has a record of 151 glass balls broken out. of 151 shots, a record not equalled in seven years. His record of shooting balls while in the air is better than Buffalo Bill s or that of any other person In this country. His exhibition yesterday afternoon was witnessed by a small crowd, which was highly pleased with It._ THE MARKETS. Cotton Letter. New York, Dec. 7.—(Special.)—Liquidation on both sides has been the main feature of the market this week. The absence of speculative demand induced many tired holders to sell out and the consequent re cession in prices was taken advantage of by the buyers to cover their short engage ments. A slight decline in Liverpool this morning caused a lower opening here, January selling on the call at 8.11. The market was very dull during the two hours of trading there seemed little disposition to sell and prices hardened a few ponts, Jan uary closing at 8.15 bid, with the tone steady. March, which has now taken the place of January as the active trading month, opened at 8.22 and closed at 8.26 bid. The foregn war cloud arising from the Turkish complication is just now the only serious menace to the market. But until that shall have been in some way dispelled Liverpool will probably continue more or less depressed, and any material recovery here will be delayed, but although cotton may decline a little further we incline to the belief that thre will be no important break or any recession from the present prices. We would rather buy for a turn than sell. The bulk of the weakly margined long cotton has been sold out, and the market is now in a position to respond quiCkly to any clearing of the political skies abroad. RIORDAN & CO. Chicago ’Change. Chicago, Dec. 7.—It was one set of local traders arrayed against another today, with the advantage shifting at intervals, the bears having slightly the better of the argu ment at the close. Outside business was small, but the home professionals succeeded in furnishing enough to keep the market fairly active during the half session. Be cause Liverpool failed to respond to yes terday’s advance In American markets it was considered reasonable that we should recede from the position attained. The opening was therefore at a loss from yester day’s dosing, but several prominent traders were thought to have changed front and their followers also became buyers, a mod erate rally resulting. The offerings of “long" wheat, however, very shortly be came heavy, and the support having been withdrawn a drop to the opening figures took place. May wheat opened from 6154 to 61%c, advanced to 6254c, closing at 61%®I 61%c, 54®44c under yesterday. Cash wheat was firm, with little, If any change in prices. Corn—The market for corn as measured by the volume of business was of a decided ly uninteresting kind. The range was re stricted to narrow limits, and changes were guided solely by the action of wheat. Be lievers in corn argue that although the crop was large the consumption tvill for that reason he correspondingly great, and even reckless. The hull hopes are based on that condition. May corn opened at 2956c, sold between 23>4 and 29c, closing at 2954c, a shade under yesterday. Cash corn was quiet but steady. Oats—In line with the usual course and action of this market, it was In sympathy with wheat and corn, whilst ruling dull and almost lifeless. May oats closed a shade under yesterday. Cash oats were quiet and steady. Provisions—The hog market was weak and gave an excuse for a similar course at the opening of the products market. Later a steady, dull feeling prevailed. May pork closed 5®754c lower, May lard and ribs each 254@6c lower. The leading futures ranged as follows: armies opening L ig lest Lowest Closing. Wheat I Dec. 8754 *85* 5744 88 Jan. 685k 6814 6854 5854 Mav. 6151 6254 61*. 61*. Corn Dec . 265* 265* 26*. 265* Jan. 2654 27 2654 2654 May. 2954 295* 29 295* July. 30 30 30 30 Oats — Deo. 171* 175* 175* 175* May. 205* 2054 2u5» 205* Pori-.— Deo.:.... 7 70 7 70 7 70 7 70 Jan . 8 60 8 60 8 5754 8 5754 May. 9 00 9 60 8 95 8 95 Lard Dec. 6 1754 8 1754 8 1754 5 1754 Jan. 5 3254 8 35 5 30 5 30 May .... 8 6754 5 5754 5 5254 5 55 Ribs— Deo. 4 2754 4 2754 4 2754 4 2754 Jon. 4 35 4 35 4 30 4 3254 May. * 5754 4 6U 4 55 4 55 Cash quotations were as follows: Flour was quiet and unchanged. Wheat—No. 2 spring, 5754® 5954c; No. 2 red, 61%® 6356c. Oats —No. 2, 17*4c. Corn—No. 2, 2654M2654C. Mess pork, $7.75458.00. Lard, $7.3007.3254. Short rib sides, $4.375404.4254. Dry salted shoulders. $4.5004.75. Short clear sides, $4.500 4.6254. Whisky, $1.22. _ In Wall Street. ■ New York, Dec. 7.—The suspension of div idends on the common stock by the Ameri can Ttobacco company was announced this morning. It was a big surprise tojhe hold ers of that stock, and led to liquidation on a heavy scale. Nearly 95,000 shares of the stock were traded In, and the price broke from 89 to 87%, at which figure the last sales were made. At the openng hundreds of brokeo-s gathered around the Tobacco post, and the first reported transactions were 8000 shares at from 75 down to 70. The break was succeeded by a rally to 73, but the out pouring of long stock carried the price down to 67%. The abrupt action of the directors was the subject or much adverse criticism, but officials refused to discuss the matter. On behalf of the insiders It was said that the fight with their western competitors was a bigger undertaking than generally supposed, and that as a matter of precau tion It was a wise thing to husband the company's resources. The company since its organisation has paid 12 per cent on the common and 8 per cent on the preferred. The first impulse of holders of other indus trials was to get out of their stock, and a drop of % to 114 per cent followed. Subse quently sustaining orders made tlielr ap pearance in Sugar and Chicago Gas, and the former rose from 106% to 108% and the latter from 68% to 70. The rise in sugar was partly due to the advance of % cent per pound In certain grades of refined. The general rail way list was not affected by the sensational break In Tobacco and ruled steady through out. In the closing dealings, when Tobacco sold at Its lowest, Sugar ran off to 106%, Chicago Gas to 69 and Leather preferred to 62 Speculation left off Irregular. Net ichanges show losses of 11% In Tobacco and %®2 per cent In the other industrials. The railway list, with a few exceptions, showed gains of %4i% per cent. Bonds were lower: sales were $528,000. The sales of listed stocks aggregated 140, 814 Shares, and of unlisted stocks 46,092 shares New York, Dec. 7.—Money on call. 1%4J2 per cent; prime mercantile paper, 4%®6% per cent. Sterling exchange was easier, with actual business n bankers’ bills at $email@example.com for sixty days and $4.89 for demand; posted rates, $4.89474.90. Bar silver, 66%c. Government bonds wore Bteady. ' ' State bonds were dull. Railway bonds were steady. Silver at the board was dull. Treasury banlances—Coin, $80,986,051; cur rency. $99,890,249. Closing bide— American Cotton OU. 17% American Colton Oil preferred. 65 /merit an Sugar Refining. 106% Zmcrlcan Sugar Refining preferred. 99 American Tobacco. 67% Zmericao Tobacco preterred. 97 Atcblaon. 16% Baltimore and Ohio. 50% Canada Pacific. 55 Cheaapeake and Ohio. 17% Chicago ami Alton...... 158 Chicago. Burlington and Quincy. 82% Chicago Gas. 69 Delaware, Lackawanna and Western.... 165% No Steam Uinnery-urisi ivnu Or Saw Is complete without one. Our ENTER PRISE COTTON SEED DULLER and FEED MILL will grind from 300 to 600 bushels of cotton seed per day and at the same time separate the meats from the hulls, or let them fall together, as desired. It requires only 3 to 4-horse power to drive it, and can be attached to any gin . nery or grist mill. It weighs complete from 350 to 500 pounds, and is CHEAP, l DURABLE and SIMPLE. Buy an EN I TERPR1SE mill and manufacture your COTTONSEED MEAL, HULLS, CHOPS, ijjB J -I . .»i eiu., ttt uiniir, n uu miciuu/ -- the ruinous habit of selling your cotton seed at from SIX ttv EIGHT DOLLARS per ton and afterwards buying back these products at SIXTEEN to EIGHTEEN DOLLARS per ton. Cotton seed, corn and peas mixed and ground together is on our ENTERPRISE mill makes the richest COW FEED in the world, and can be sold to cattle feeders and feed dealers in unlimited quantities at a profit of 40 to 50 per cent to the manu facturer. Write for prices and terms. PERRYMAN & CO., Sole Manufact jrers, 1720B&A/h?me'Aia. The Everett Piano The Only Piano receiving the Highest Award at the Cotton States and International Exposition. On exhibi tion at our Piano Warerooms. Call and see them before making your purchases. SOUTHERN MUSIC CO.. 12-8—»un-wed-frl 208 and .210 N. 21 st Street. Distillers and Cattle Feedera. JfJJJ Erie.. Erie preferred.. • * ? General Electric. fjL Illinois Central. • 07 Lake Erie and Western. Lake Eric and Western preferred. 73% Lake Shore. . 3 JO Louisville and Nashville. Sf™ Louisville. New Albany and Chicago.... JJ Manhattan Consolidatea. 109% Memphis and Charleston..'. ••• 1J Michigan Central. *jj® Missouri Pacific. 29% Mobile and Ohio. 21 Nashville. Chattanooga and St. Louis... 7o United States Cordage . 6% United States Cordage preferred ....... 13 New Jersey Central. 106 New York Central. 00% New York and New Englar.a. J1 Norfolk and Western preterred. JO Northern Pacific . 4% Northern Pacific preferred. 1JJ® Northwestern. 106% Northwestern preferred. 149 Pacific Mail. 32 Reading. 0% Rock Island. 73% St. Paul. 7ft% 6t. Paul preferred. 127% Silver certificates. 67% Tennessee Coal and Iron. 32% 1 ennessee Coal and Iron preferred. 80 Texas Pacific. 0 Union Pacific . 8% Wabash. 7% Wabash preferred. 18% Western Union. 87% Wheeling and Lake Erie. 13% Wheeling and Lake Erie preferred. 41% BONDS. Alobama, class A. 110 Alabama, class B. 110 | Alabama, class C. 101% Louisiana stamped 4’s. 100 North Carolina 4's. 104 North Carolina b’s. 124 Tennessee new settlement 3’s. 87 Virginia b’s deferred. 6 Virginia Trust Receipt 4’s. 6 Virginia funded debt. 62 United States 4’s, registered. 1)0% United States 4’s, coupon. 111% United States 2*s. 97 Southern Railway 5'b. 9b I Southern Railway common. 10% Southern Railway preferred. 32% South Carolina .. 107 *Ex-dlviden£l. tBid. tAsked. __ C. BERNEY, F. W. DIXON, President. Vice-President State Loan and Trust Company, 2015 First Avenue, Birmingham, Ala., -DEALERS IN Stocks and Bonds. FOR SALE. —♦— BONDS. One lot $5000 to $10,000 first mortgage, due 1917. Will yield 6.25 per cent to Investor. Also $5000 to $10,000 first mortgage, due 1924. Will yield 7.60 per cent to investor. STOCK. Fifty shares par value $100 per share. Will yield 8.10 per cent. Orders on hand for the purchase and sale of Interest-bearing and also speculative se curities. -« J. P. MUDD. 11-30-tf Chicago Board of Trade. As many complaints are coming to the Chicago Board of Trade showing that per sons Intending to deal in grain and pro visions through members of the Board and subject to its rules and regulations, are mis led into dealing with persons or firms who have no connection with this Board, the public is cautioned against dealing with 6uch persons or firms, and is notified that GEORGE F. STONE, Secretary, will an swer any inquiries as to whether any partic ular person or firm is a member of such Board. GEORGE F. STONE, Secretary. S-24-sun-Gm WHA-T IDO "STOTT --WANT TO KNOW ABOUT SPECULATION? Grain, Provisions, and Stocks Bought and Sold on limited margins. Hulne's Manual for Specu lators sent free on receipt of two-cent stamp. Correspondence solicited. JAMES C. HULSE & CO.. Boom. 453-4SS Xhe Kookery, Chicago, till. 12-l-sun-13t General Cotton Markets. e ? e » *8 2 I Cities. £ S % • • fit! : S _S_:_ Galveston... 8 7895 . 112928 Norfolk. 8 2519 527 10706 Baltimore. Sty . 1121 .... 24110 Boston. 8% 265 444 . Wilmington.. 8 1151 . 38174 Philadelphia. 8% 47 . 10333 Savannah.... 8 4364 45 81428 New Orleans 8 17814 18352 3400 354 732 Mobile. 7 15-16 1030 . 200 32814 Memphia.... 8 2510 2792 1900 135750 Augusta. 8 881 950 41120 Charleston.. 7Vt 1126 .. 42692 Cincinnati. 6*4 1203 600 9316 Lonlsvillo 8«4 . Bt. Louis. fcft 10*9 4072 350 56902 Houston.i b 1 4161 .| 820 46138 Sun's Cotton Review. New York, Dec. 7.—The Sun’s cotton re view says: Cotton fell 2 to 3 points, but regained the loss and advanced 8 to 4 points, then receded and closed steady at a net ad vance for the day of 1 to 3 points, with sales of 76.600 bales. Liverpool declined 'k to 1 point for future delivery, but was un changed on the spot, with saleB of 10,000 bales. Spot cotton here was quiet and un changed, closing steady, with sales of 320 bales for spinners. Port receipts, 36,700 bales, against 38,055 bales a week ago. The New Orleans estimated receipts for Monday are 16 000 to 18,000 bales, against 12,434 bales last Monday. The receipts at the ports this week are estimated by New Orleans at 230,000 bales, allowing for 10,000 bales to be cleared from Port Royal, against 231,157 bales last week. Today's features: Notwithstanding the fact that Liverpool news was disappointing and that speculation was small there was only a slight decline in the early business here, and even this was very saoon recover ed and a small net value was established. Liverpool sold the summer months to some extent. Today the market seemed to be for the moment oversold, and as the crop move ment is small and Liverpool, though slightly lower for future delivery, was active and steady on the spot, the bears deemed 't prudent to cover, and prices accordingly closed slightly higher. The weak long In terest has been estimated as large, and the bulls think the undertone is based on the low' supply and demand. New York Cotton Market. New York. Dec. 7.—Cotton was quiet, but steady; middling gulf, 8%c; middling up lands, 8%c; net receipts, none; gross re ceipts, 1715 bales; forwarded, 121 bales; sales, 320 bales, all spinners; stock, 183,936 bales. New York, Dec. 7.—Cotton futures closed steady; sales, 79,600 baries. December, 8.13; January, 8.15; February, 8.20; March, 8.26; April, 8.31; May, 8.35; June, 8.39; July, 8.40; August, 8.41; September, 8.13; October, 7.99. New Orleans Cotton Market. New Orleans, Dec. 7.—Cotton futures were quiet, but steady: sales. 18,800 bales. De cember, 7.99; January, 7.99; February, 8.03; March, 8 07; April, 8.10; May. 8.13; June, 8.16; July, 8.19; August, 8.12; September, 7.85; Oc tober, 7.75. Liverpool Cotton Market. Liverpool, Dec. 7.-12:30 p. m.—Cotton was In fair demand and prices unchanged; American middling, 4 9-16(1; sales, 10,000 bales; American, 9100 bales; for speculation and export, 1000 bales; receipts, 14.000 bales, of which 13,700 bales were American. Fu tures opened steady, with the demand mod erate. January and February, 4 27-64®>4 26-6* ®4 25-64®4 26-64d; February and March, 4 27-64d; March and April, 4 28-64®4 27-64® 4 26-64d; April and May, 4 28-64d; May and June, 4 29-64® 4 28-64d; June and July, 4 29-64d; July and August, 4 29-64d; August and Sep tember, 4 30-64d. Liverpool, Dec. 7.-4 p. m.—Futures closed quiet, but steady; American middling, 4 9-16d. December, 4 27-G4®4 28-64d; December and January, 4 26-64® 4 27-64d sellers; Jan uary and February, 4 2G-64d sellers; Feb ruary and March, 4 26-64d buyers; March and April, 4 26-64®4 27-64d sellers; April and May, 4 27-64d buyers; May and June, 4 28-64d sellers; June and July, 4 29-64d sellers; July and August, 4 29-64®4 30-64(1 buyers; August and September, 4 29-64d sellers; October and November, 4 19-64®4 20-64d. The World’s Visible Supply. New York, Dec. 7.—The total visible sup ply of cotton for the world is 3,754.109 bales, of which 3,413,909 bales are American, against 4,235,884 bales and 3.896,684 bales re spectively last year. Receipts of cotton this w^ek at all interior towns 194,230 bales. Re ceipts from the plantations, 265,571 bales. Crop in sight, 3,860,800 bales. St. Louis. St. I. on is, Mo., Dec. 7.—Flour was un changed. Wheat was easy; December, 5834c; May, 637*® 64c. Corn was unchanged. Oats were unchanged. Eggs were lower at 19c per dozen for fresh. Pork—Standard mess, $8.00®8.12}*. Lard—Prime steam, $5 15; choice, $5.22}*. Bacon—Shoulders. $5.25; longs, $5.00; clear ribs, $5.12}*; short clear sides, $5.25. Dry salted meats—Shoulders, $4.62}*; longs, $4.50; clear ribs, $4.62}*; short clear sides, $4.75. High wines were steady at $1.22. New Orleans. New Orleans, La., Dec. 7.—Sugar was ac- 4 five ami very strong; open kettle, according to grade, 2%7*2%c. Centrifugals, granulated, 4 5-167*4Vic; white. 3%7l4 l-16c; yellow, 3V&7P 3%c; seconds, 2Vfe7?'3%e. Molasses was active and very strong; open kettle, according to grade, 177230c. Cen trifugals, 47*14c; syrup, 177221c. Refined sugar—Powdered and cut-loaf, 4?ic; standard granulated, 4V£c. Rice was steady; prime, 4Vic; fair, 2%723V4c; I common, l%7*2e. New York Cotton Seed Oil and Sugar. New York. Dec. 7.—Cotton seed oil was quiet and steady; crude, 26c; yellow prime, new, 297*29Vic; yellow prime off grade, 2872 28V4c. Coffee options were strong and 107212 points up; December, $13.80; January, $13.8572 13.90; March, $13.507213.80; April. $13.35; May, $12,957*13,15; June, $12.75; September, $12.1072 12.25. Spot Rio was dull; No. 7, 14%c. Sugar—Raw was firm and dull; fair re fining, 3Vi<&3V4c. Refined was active and firmer; off A, 4 3-16724%c; standard A, 4%c; cut-loaf and crushed, 5V4c; granulated, 4%72 4%c. _ Chicago Cattle Market. Unton Stock Yards, 111., Dec. 7.—Cattle— Receipts, 10,000; market nominally steady; common to extra Bteers, $2.90725.10; stockers and feeders, $2,257*3.65; tows and bulls, $1.40 723.40; calves, $2.507?5.50; TGxans, $2,657*3.65. Hogs—Receipts, 26,000; market weak and 67210c lower; heavy packing and shipping lots, $3.45723.60: common to choice mixed, $3,357*3.50; choice assorted, $3.50723.55; light, $3,357*3.67%: pigs. $2.25723.60. Sheep—Receipts, 1500: market nominally steady; Inferior to choice, $1,507*3.40; lambs, $3,007*4.40. Dry Goods. # New York, Dec. 7.—The week in the dry goods market closes in a very quiet fashion so far as spot business is «sncerned. In an occasional quarter mall orders have been reported a little more promising on season able lines. The spring trade in cotton dress ' fabrics has made fair progress, but more in specialties than In regular lines of either prints or ginghams. At the close the gen eral tone of the market is dull, with staple cottons In a somewhat unsettled condition, but a fairly steady market in other direc tions. Weekly Bank Statement. New York, Dec. 7.—The weekly statement . of the assorlated banks shows the following changes: Reserve, increase.$1,680,975 Loans, decrease. 208,800 Specie, increase. 1,220,400 Legal tenders, increase. 6.85,200 Deposits. Increase . 838,500 Circulation, increase . 41,100 The banks now hold $20,294,275 in excess or legal requirements.