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The age-herald. [volume] (Birmingham, Ala.) 1897-1902, August 01, 1897, Image 16

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FOR this week, in addition to our regular bargain u
sales all through the house, we shall offer special U
( low things in Ladies’, Children’s and Men’s Hosiery, u
«| S^‘100 DOZEN LADIES’ VESTSl^S ~~ |
>>. Just received ioo dozen Ladies’ Vests, duplicates ol '!!!,
; what we sold during the season at 39c. We closed out
all there was at a price that we can. sell them at )*,'
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1 They are excellent yarn, silk taped and silk embroid* i
lii ered in white and ecru. I
1 Just received 100 Ladies’ Crash Linen Skirts,lull sweep V| ,
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THE TRADE PALACE 1921 & 1923 2nd Ave.
representing' Crowder & Co.
AMERICAN EIRE Birmingham, Ala.
First Floor Steiner Building.
Alabama Gas Fixture
H Plumbing Company
°ASstovesRES \ San,tary Goods.
PLUMBING GOODS. f l820 and 1822 Second Avenue.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
Talks of Them.
Some Valuable Advice to Southern Planters
from the New Secretary of Agricul
ture—He Is Coming South.
Washington, July 31.—(Special.)—Sec
retary Wilson, of the agricultural d par t
ment, is directing special efforts toward
the ptomotlon of farming Interests in
the south. “The south has never had
the proper attention paid to it by the ag
ricultural department,’’ said Secretary
Wilsoti to me today when I asked him
about his determination to make a south
. ern tour.
“This department can be of great ser
vice to the farmers of the S' uth and l
propose to give them the benefits of any
valuable data I may have collected about
their sol! and lands. In the first place
I do not know the south as I do the west
and few of my predecessors have. My
trip to Tennessee has whetted my appe
tite for this southern country ant in Oc
tober I expect to make an extended tour
throughout the southern states. I am
going to the Nashville exposition again
in the fail, and on my way down 1 shall
Stop in Kentucky and after visiting the
exposition I shall push on to Louisiana,
and Alabama and return to Washington
by way of Georgia and the Carolfnas.
“I shall then lie in a position to make
this department of actual use to that
part of the country. One may know
all about the north and yet be absolutely
ignorant as to the requirements for farm
ing in the south.
“Southern conditions differ very much
from northern conditions as regards the
soil of the two sections. In the south
you have more heat and moisture, and
heat and moisture always tend to de
composition of organic matter In culti
vated soil. This tendency can only be
prevented by a system of rotation in
which there are periods of grazing for
the purpose of building up the soil with
"It must be remembered that southern
soil has been und lr cultivation for a
long time and the organic matter has
been largely oxidized or burnt out. leav
ing the sol! without roots that would
prevent it from washing. This de
struction of the organic matter in th~
soil liberat-'S the nitrogen ai d lets It
return to the general storehouse in the
atmosphere. This nitrog n can only be
hi ought back by growing leguminous
plants; pod-bearing plants, such as clo
ver. near and beans.
"The southern people must learn that
they must plant clover. If the soil Is not
good for clover, then, they must plant
peas and b uns in order to put the nitro
gen back into vhe sol). To buy nitrogen
in the shape of saltpetre cw».« 19 cents
a pound, amid it is much cheaper -and the
effect ts more lasting o give over the field,
occasionally to pasture."
Hem the secrcitaiily brought out a lot
of tiny booties with'the roots of a nuniber
of leguminous or pod plants preserved ill
alcohol. He pointed out certain little 'ar
ticles looking like homeopathic pills,
’ ainh li' sn i wee c ."tlmi 'lly g'^w.ng
there and which Stored up tin nitrogen.
"Ah the p'.nrit tipnm," We said1 "tWe nC'.lro- ^
gel cr-ieps u.p tn'io the s.alk an1* la loft
#athe a tit; r. ph. i . 9 > that Q: is r.?CtG ary
i.h.’t the plat i.n heu id be cut and up1 .tunned
ft’ . gs'.^s-f •<*
I 1 inienu 10 piepaie a p.pt" w.m liiUS- i
ti’aB&zr.rs, showin-g; th.? n\:o?it:ity qf b ln.gr- '
in*; the ©>u’.W?nn K&i.id back to i s former
fertility. Tb? food that a plant rrcecJb Is
a. hiir.Jda^l: In the south w’lith tb- exception
oi' nitrogen.
“fcn l'£T.:ne*;i5:i?, for in**1 Lattice, there ha*
reo'tr.i 1y bo *n d‘J covered Immn^ qu'irti
j 'Xea of sUi i? rich in ph* i*i>hate^. Til * j
f uith is peculiarly rich in plant mevi
j dr.'. 4, Eind they can all be utilized v:ry \
easily and with j'JLtlie ^xponldiitiire. Tht-re 1
i'.' tfc»3 <’ I L'OttJ Ci2'td', f.« i • xa'mplc. ricl'-r i
with ntlknogemEc bi-product (han any seed I
kn/iwn to comm.?rce.
“But, Mr. Seort’Jary*” I said, “the co*t- j
ton f.;od is largely meed up in 't/hi? prepara- j
.(ton of dU."
"It is just ns valuable after the oil has I
1> .cm ejUluiated als before,” he replied, I
'land every bin of tih.e waske should be re
turned to .tike giljUCKl. And whore the
seed is no': soli for oil it should bo scat
tered over rh ■ del is. It will be found to
b. a splendid f- 'tili»er. There are many
things about tire southern soil which I
have yit u learn, tim'd which I tv'll taka
keen, intcire.-'t in studying when I go
through the son1.Si.”
The secretary will be popular in the
south. He is almost southern in his
manner. He has none' of the charac
teristics of the conventional westerner,
and none of the ear-marks of the bitter
political partisan. He possesses a good
honest crop of whiskers, not of the Pef
ferlne style, but more on the order of
"Hilly” Morrison's. He is over six feet
and walks in an easy farmer-like way,
•his head tilted a little over his chest and)
his hands swinging.
His eyes are deep set and over them
hangs heavy eyebrows. His face is
nigged, yet soft. His Ideal of farm
life he finds in the stories of southern
' plantation life before the war. II: looks
upon farming as one of the high arts,
certainly not lower in the scale of hu
man occupations than a profession.
He holds to the opinion that it tak«s
more brains to farm than it does to write
books. He is especially delighted when
ever he hears of the old southern repie
scntatlves returning to the plow. Instead
of the ignorant remaining on the farm
and the intellectual prodigy going to
the city, he thinks that the fool should
seek city life ar.d the brother with
brains remain on the farm.
Wilson is less of a politician than Gage.
He is essential?}’ a student. When not
at the department one will find him at
his room at the Portland deep in some
wok that gives him some new facts re
garding his profession, as he calls it,
and certainly being at the head of agri
culture in this country, lie has a right
to name it.
"Secietary Wilson ls very unassuming,
but the farmers of the soutli and
throughout the whole country, will f.e.l
that they all know him before he leaves
the cabinet. He is not constantly play
ing to the galleries as did old Jerry Itu=k,
and if he knows less about the finan
cial question, he knows more about farm
ing than Secretary Morton, his immedi
ate predecessor.
On the 12th day of August, 18W, at Tus
caloosa, Alabama, we will let all of the
masonry and superstructure'for tho con
struction of the Alabama river bridge, on
the lino of the Montgomery division of the
Mobile and Ohio railroad, near the city of
Montgomery. Contractors can bid sep
arately for the masonry If they so desire.
Masonry to be of bard burned brick, with
one outer course of paving brick of Chat
tanooga, Birmingham or other manufac
ture. We will also let superstructure War
rior river bridge on same day.
Plans and specifications can be seen in
the office of the chief engineer, at Tusca
loosa, on and after August tith.
5 A Dinner Set to Suit %
I The Size of Your Family. £
Whits Dinner Sets, semi-granite.$3 48 A,
White Porcelain Dinner Sets, handsome shapes. $4.85
Elegantly Decoroted Porcelain Dinner Sets, the Z
newest shapes and decorotioas, Set.. $5.95, 7.50, 8 50 X
Good white set Handled Cups and Saucers. .25 cents
Set Breakfast Plates.25 cents
Large Dinner Plates, each. 5 cents Z
Full-sized finished Tumblers, dozen.15 cents X
Banded Tumblers, dozen.20 cents
Thin-blown Tumblers, best lead glass.35 cents
Burgo assortment or pressed end Blown Tumblers and Uoblets, /
Plain, Banded and J^ngravcd. ^
Surprise Egg Heater. e
\V ire Potato Masher.... 3
io-cent large Howl Strainer. 5
Exira wide 15-cent Hioiler.10 A,
Genuine 25-cenl Hauten Sifter... 10
5-cent Nuirneg Grater..3 /
Vegetable Grater. 3 ^
Large assort’t handled xoe Graters 5
5-quart Milk Pans .. 5
10 and 12-quart Milk Pans.10
Good-sized Dish Pan..10
10-quart Dish Pans.14
14-quart Dish Pans.17
17-quart Dish Pans.19
A largo lino of Granite Ware at.5 and 10 cents
Grruite Dish Pans, worth tiuui.le, at ..40, 50, U5 an i 75 cents
Granite Preserving Kettle -, $>. >»u size.5*i cents
'Granite Preserving Kettles, $1.50 uizo .G5 coats
' 16-quart, $2.00 size.,,....95 cents
MOORE <t: 1MM Mil CP.
The Busiest Toy anti Hull House in Birmingham.
In Grand Concert at East I ake This After
noon-Will Begin One Hour
Later Hereafter.
Chaco’s Great City Band will play ht
East Lake this afternoon, 4:30 to 7 o’clock.
This arrangement gives people from the
city an opportunity to hear the conceit
in the -coolest part of the afternoon. The
band formerly played 3:30 to G o’clock.
We will receive on tomor
row onother lot of those fine
Preserving Pear3. We sell
Groceries cheap. R. E. Orr &
Co., 220 N. 20th st
Birmingham at St, Petersburg.
Itouldlcttewhim him lim hm lim hm kmhm
Birmingham will lx- represented at the
great initeirna/lionul etec-irloal i xhihltrm
which will be held In Ht. Peersburg,
Russia, in the summer of 1899. Harris &
Williamson, the electricians of this city,
have just received advices ';ha: their tip
Uca Hun for «p-d:ce ha.s been g:'anted.
Klotz, the Haberdasher, is
headquarters for the latest
novelties in Neckwear.
Dancing at East Lake five
nights a week. Music by Mon
tano’s band. augltf
Called Meeting.
An important meeting of Division No.
2, Ancient Order Hibernians, is called
for this afternoon at 3 'clock in their
hhll on Nineteenth stre-t.
It will pay you to examine
Malone Boot & Shoe Co.’s
stock of Shoes before buying
* _._
Man’s Inconsistency.
“You know how you grumble when you
wait for me to do a little shopping?''
"Well, I watched you yesterday and
you stood three hours on a corner wait
ing for base ball returns.”—Chicago Rec
Chaco’s City Bind, East
Lake, Sunday. Phil Memoli,
director. augltf
fTfifcn T»ock tv»p TCinrr
He—Winkle isn’t even friends with the
girl who broke off her e-ngagem.n't wi lt
him, is he?
She—Oh, no. When' she sent back his
ring by express, she labeled it "Glass,
with care."—Truth.
l l
* 2." dozen ladies* and children’s unirim*
med Hats, this season's goods, worth 50
50c and 75c, for this week only 25c.
25 dozen ladies' and children’s un-rim
med Hats, worth $1 anu $1.25; this week,
50 cents
25 dozen ladies’ untrimmed Hats, latest
designs, wort $2 and $2.25; this week only
Ladies’ and children’s Hats, trimmed,
from 25c up to $5. Come early and get
first choice.
50 dozen colored laundried Negligee
Shirts, worth 50c; to go this week at 30c.
25 dozen colored bosom laundrled shirts,
made to sell at 75r, only 39c.
25 dozen ladies' Shirt Waists, were made
to selt at $1 aintd- $1.25, to close out at 49c.
50 dozen four-ply linen collars, regular
price 15c, this week only 5c each.
50 more pf those trimmed hats, which
we will close out at less than cost of ma
26 dozen Bailey’s Triple Toilet Water,
worth 5t‘c bottle, this week only 25c.
100 dozen ladies' Fast Black and Seam
less Hose, only 10c a pair.
50 pounds of Nails for $1. ^'
8-ball Croquet set, $1; worth $1.50.
50 dozen Torrey Razors, worth $1.50, only
50 cents.
50 dozen Shaving Brushes, Worth 25c,
only oc.
Dlston Hand Saws, worth $1.60, only $1.
Buggy Whips, only 5c.
Miners’ Shovels, Nos • and 2, only Soc.
Miners’ Picks, only 30c.
2-quart lec cream freezers, only $1.15.
We carry a full line of Buggie.s, Buggy
Harness, Saddles and Bridles, etc., which
we can save you money on.
We SefI Everything
We Se// the Best of Everything
We Sell the Best of Everything the Cheapest
Our New System of Merdhandising is
And notwithstanding the more or less demor
alization of business on account of the talk of
smallpox (so-called) we are puehing out the
most satisfying bargains this city has ever
known. We vaccinate your pocket-book
against the inroads of the old style, high-priced
single-line dealers, whose extortianate deal
ings have hovered-over this fair city like a
dreadful plague.
We cannot pretend to quote prices, but ask you to examine
the few sample prices we give in this space.
21 pounds granulated Sugar, ''
Boston Baked Brans, 1-pound cans, 7,/fe
Bartlett Pears, 3-pound cans, 10c.
Pineappues, 2-pound cans, 11c.
Kingan Potted Ham, 4c.
Best preserves, in cans, 10c.
Apples, 3-pound cans, 7 cents.
P< pper, Ginger, Spice, reduced from 5c
to 2c.
Crescent Coffee, per package, 12’4c.
Mocha and Java Coffee, 2-pound can, 70c.
Green Coffee, 10 pounds for $1.
Best Gunpowder Tea, 25c. i,
Best Green Tea. 25c.
14 Bars Tiger Soap, 25 cents.
12 boxes Armour’s Washing Powder, 25c.
8 bars Freedom Soap, 25c.
Postum Cereal reduced from 25c to 10c.
United States Matches, per dozen, 10c.
Bustrabo Polish, reduced from 10c to 5c.
Blue Babel Catsup, pint bottles, 20c.
Clive Oil, pint bottles, reduced from 50c
to 25c.
California Almonds, 1S0G crop, per pound,
French Blacking, reduced from 10c to 5c.
Market Baskets, per dozen, Sue.
Wilbur’s Chocolate, per pound, 33c.
Pure White Honey in comb, per pound,
10 cents.
14 Bars Tiger Soap, 25c.
Fresh Bggs on Ijc, ?.■& cents per dozen.

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