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!> The Political Position in the Five Boroughs—Investigation
A. of the Ruins of the U. S. Shipbuilding Company. A
New York. October 31.—It the eyes of
the country are turned toward this city,
the chief object to attract attention Is the
grand political battle for the mayoralty.
It is unnecessary to predict the winner.
By Wednesday the result will be known.
All predictions are useless. The winner
will have a narrow margin; it will not ex.
ceed 5 per cent of the total vote, which
means that 2H per cent of all the voters
will decide the question of victory or de
feat. In the five boroughs there Is an
enormous silent vote. No leader can can
vass It. The silent vote—the voters which
have fixed Ideas, votes that are not moved
by tatlcart campaigners or hall orators—
will decide the question. There Is only
one thing certain and that Is the demo
cratic vote wdll decide, it matters not
whether It is polled with fusion or against
New York city citizens have come to the
conclusion that municipal elections are
not party matters and are not to be de
termined by party vote. Hence the de
feat of a democratic candidate for the
mayoralty is not an Indication of party
strength; but the election of a democratic
candidate when so many of his party are
led away in a fusion movement is cer- j
tainly extraordinary evidence of party
strength. At the present time democrats
of unquestioned loyalty to the state and
national ticket are giving their unquali- j
fled support against the regular demo- !
eratlc organizations In the five boroughs.
• • •
The Inquiry Into the promotion and fail- ■
ure of the U. 8. Shipbuilding company is
uncovering many secrets. It is put for
wurd with all that is spectacular and the
evidence is styled “revelation.” All this is
rank stuff and nonsense. The placing on
record for the observation of all methods
which have been known to prevail, is, per
haps, information to that portion of the
community which has taken no special in
terest in the creation of corporations.
There Was nothing done in floating the
Shipbuilding trust which has not been
done in almost all the other corporations.
A certain formula is followed by all. The
weakness of the shipbuilding enterprise.
HJke that in ventures of like character, lay
in the fact that the business behind the
corporation was not properly conducted
and did not justify the arrangements into
which it entered. The result was a jar
in the machinery. A corporation's outfit
is like a suit of clothes—It may be too
large or too small or fit a business. The
business outlined by the promoters of the
ship trust did not fit snugly into the
clothes prepared for It and made in the
state of New Jersey. In its ill-made cloth
ing It came to grief. Rubber, asphalt and
others shared the same fate.
• • •
I am told on good authority an incident
of princely generosity which makes one
feel that all the great financiers have not
been painted with a tar brush. It seems
that E. J. Berwind, the financier, advised
a lady to invest in a certain block of
stock. She did so. After two years the
company became involved and its shares
declined, in fact, the value in them was
almost wiped out. To her surprise one
day she received a note from Mr. Berwind
asking for her stock and enclosing a check
for the stock at the figure she had paid
for it. The loss was a heavy one—one
which she could ill afford and Berwind
feeling a nice sense of responsibility for
the advice he had given her made good
the loss and assumed the burden himself.
• • ■
Mark Twain, owing to the delicate con
dition of his wife's health, has been com
pelled to leave the city, and set up a
home in Florence, Italy, where he will
abide Indefinitely, writing as the spirit
moves him. The “Innocents Abroad" was
Mark’s first notable work within covers.
The kernel of it was a series of letters to
the New York Tribune, which he wrote
while a member of the Plymouth church.
Brooklyn, excursion to the Holy Land.
These he expanded into the book, for
which his purchaser agreed to pay him
*1.000, and a royalty. He wrote it In Wash
ington City. At the time he had no idea
that the royalty fund would run up to
tens of thousands of dollars.
• • •
A. J. Joyner, trainer for the Haggin and
Paget stables, has wound up his part in
the racing season this year with the ex
traordinary record of having sent thirty
five winners to the post, bringing in the
handsome sum of $137,000 in stakes and
purses. His percentage, besides his sal
ary, far above that of most bank presi
dents, is a matter of surmise. The lit
tle 18-year-oid Jockey, Grover Cleveland
Fuller, by the way, has as large an in
come as his distinguished namesake had
while he was in the White House, over
$50,000 a year.
• • •
Experts In fashions for men have de
creed that the corset has to come if. in
deed. it has not already arrived. This
was made evident a few days ago by a
long and expensive advertisement in some
of the newspapers, in which the benefits,
beauties and advantages of the garment,
hitherto sacred to the other sex, were
fully and graphically set forth as an arti
cle of male attire. The thing seems ab
surd, but that is perhaps the best assur
ance of its success.
Dowie’s missionary incursion into Man
hattan has been a dismal failure from
every point of view. His sermons bor
dered on blasphemy In the opinion of all
who had the curiosity to go and hear
them. Financially, he must he out of
pocket an immense amount of money. His
“host" are a wretched looking lot of semi
imbeciles, with the stamp of servitude
branded all over them. The man’s im
pudence and audacity are colossal, but the
city has so many adventurers of that
class from all parts of the world that his
methods deceived no one. If Dowie were
in the least sincere he might have met
with some success, but the foulness of
his language dispelled all illusions on that
score. The newspapers killed him by
simply reporting and describing fully all
that he said and did.
* • *
A lawyer tells me that, as a result of
the coal famine last spring and the trouble
between landlords and tenants which fol
lowed in its wake, the dockets of the
courts contained thousands of suits for
damages, covering almost every malady
to which humanity is subject. A novel
one of them came to trial a few days ago,
being a demand for fifty thousand dol
lars damages for the loss of an eye, ow
ing to a cold contracted by the plaintiff
because the defendant landlord failed to
keep the furnace going. The eye belonged
to a lady of “literary pursuits,” and was
on that account, of course, all the more
valuable. Because of its deprivation the
world pf letters, in all probability, will
never know what it has lost. The lawyer
for the defense endeavored to prove that
true genius could get along without the
faculty of vision, and read half of Mil
ton s Paradise Lost to prove his point.
• • *
The city’s education bill for next year
will amount to the enormous sum of
twenty-three million dollars; that, at
least, is the sum asked for to run the
schools, and it will certainly be granted.
In no other branch of the administration
do the people get as good a return lor
their money, and there Is no growling over
the bill, big as it Is. But this really Is not
the grand total for the schools. The Epis
copal church, for Instance, supports sev
eral big schools of Its own. all of which
are free; while the Roman Catholics have
over fifty of them, which are supported
by their respective parishes. The Catho
lic school children number upward of six
ty thousand.
* • *
Can racetrack gambling be prevented by
law? Certain optimists here think it can.
and have organized themselves into a cor
poration to make the attempt. Nobody
ever heard of any one of them before, and
their incursion into the field of reform is
on that account not above suspicion. The
great horse owners, such as the Belmonts,
Whitneys, Keenes and others deplore the
evil, and would gladly see it done away
with. The Belmonts. I am told, make no
wagers on their horses. They are in rac
ing first, because they love the amusement
and excitement It affords, and, secondly,
because the contests on the turf tend to
the Improvement and development of the
noblest of all animals next to man. Half
a century of racing history clusters
around the house of Belmont. The tro
phies they have won are numerous enough
to make a small museum.
Wilhelm Got There Just the Same.
From the Philadelphia Inquirer.
There are various advantages in being
a kaiser. One of them consists in the
circumstance that what you say goes.
This was amusingly illustrated the other
day in the course of the military man
euvers which are taking place in the
vicinity of the Prussian town of Halle.
A mock battle had been arranged be
tween the Saxon and the Prussian armies
and in the course of the engagement the
kaiser, who has a strong belief in the
value of the cavalry arm, led a charge
of sixteen cavalry regiments directed
against the Saxon ranks.
As this force comprised twelve thous
and horses, its passage at full gallop
across the dry fields which separated It
from the enemy raised a cloud of dust
which served to inform the other side of
its movements, and when it entered the
zone of fire it was received by the en
trenched Saxons with such a warm greet
ing that had the incident occurred in
actual warfare it would have been prac
tically swept out of existence. But as this
was only a make-believe fight and as the
kaiser himself was in command, it was
different. William II refused to admit that
theoretically he was a dead man. or that
the sixteen regiments behind him had,
according to the rules of the game, been
put out of business. He galloped full tilt
amid a whirlwind of dust straight up to
the cannons’ mouth, and as the foot sol
diers in front of him naturally had to got
out of the way of the horses, he was able
to penetrate the hostile lines. Then the
Saxons who had been holding the fort
were declared defeated, and were order
ed to fall back across the river behind
them. The kaiser had won.
That’s all very well In the case of a
sham fight, but it is to be hoped and as
the kaiser is a sensible man it may be ex
pected that .he very W'cll understands how
little the maneuver in which he took part
has to do with the real thing. As a mat
ter of fact, the recent war in South Af
rica conclusively demonstrated the utter
impracticability of a cavalry charge in
close order against an entrenched Infan
try and artillery force. The fire that can
be delivered by modern weapons is so
withering that the assaulting body in
such a case would be destroyed to the
last horse and to the last man before It
could traverse the zone of fire and reach
the hostile ranks. All disinterested experts
agree that the day of cavalry charge Is
over. Mounted troops have not lost their
utility. Indeed, under certain conditions
they are more useful and of greater value
than ever. Hut they must not he em
ployed In massed formations and the men
who travel mounted must do their fight
ing on foot.
It seems to be hard for the German
emperor, who has a great taste for the
picturesque side of war, to accept that
proposition. He has a strong admiration
for the cavalry charge and apparently, a
firm faith in its efficiency, blit should he
ever act upon his confidence in the case
of actual warfare he is likely to have
cause to regret it. Under existing condi
tions massed cavalry undertaking to
charge an expectant enemy would sim
ply be annihilated by the terrible fire
which it would attract. Such a charge
had become almost suicidal thirty-two
years ago, ns the record of Gravelotte
and Saint Privat testify. It is quite im
practicable now.
Reason Why the President Accepts
Protection When He Travels.
From the New York Sun.
Wo have received a letter criticising
and making light of the careful pro
visions for the protection of the per
son of the President during his recent
“When we read of the President
rushing across Manhattan Island in the
evening surrounded by secret service
men and preceded and followed by a
troop of clattering guards,” says this
letter, "one wonders if the hero of San
Juan is afraid of his own people.”
No reasonable man wonders or finds
fault with the use of the safeguards
by the President of the United States
in his travels, when he is surrounded
by many thousands of the people. Mr.
Roosevelt, in accepting such protec
tion, so far from indicating unwarrant
able distrust of “his people,” affords
happy evidence that, he is listening to
the dictates of requisite prudence in
stead of gratifying a merely boyish de
sire to pass as Indifferent to danger.
It is the duty ot the President of the
United States to avoid all unnecessary
exposure of himself in the possibility
ot assault by malice or lunacy, anji to
take every reasonable measure of pre
caution against it in the way of offi
cial guards of his person which the
resources of the office permit. “His
people," as the example of President
McKinley at Buffalo so sadly demon
strated, include all sorts and conditions
of men, and among them crazy enemies
of the social order to whom assassina
tion appeals irresistibly as a means ot
gratifying revenge or acquiring noto
The Earl and the Tenant.
The Earl of Aberdeen, who owns large
estates in Scotland, once desired to see
If the humblest of his tenants were sat
isfied and comfortable. Without making
himself known he strolled up to an old
woman who was busily weeding her gar
den and asked her If the land was good
about there. "If ye was to hire an allot
ment," said the old woman, "ye'd"_ she
hesitated. “Yes," said the earl. "What
should I do then?" "Ye'd see if it was
good," satd the old woman.
Drink Schillinger's Hof
Pure whiskey for medici
nal purposes. Gunn Drug
Co., 2017 Second avenue.
This Reunion
will be a gala occasion, when
“Good Fellowship” will be dem
onstrated by every citizen of
A Hearty Welcome Awaits
Every Veteran.
New line of Pillow Tops in
silk and satin effects. The new
plush tops are simply beautiful,
in new designs. If you want art
goods the place to save money is
Caheens. We sell the celebra
ted “Heminwey” Art Silks. You
car. tell by the brand they are
the “Best in the Land. Qp
We sell Batten berg Braids Qp
at, per dozen.Du
Battenberg Threads, | H p
three for.lull
Wrist Bags.
The very latest and most exclusive
In Wrist Bags, offered for the first
time. They are mane of imported
Levant embossed leather. Only a very
limited lot in this country. They are
Df light blue, gray and brown mixed,
with purse and leather handle to
match. We i.ave enough for qq
a great Monday sale, at.I/0G
Kid Gloves.
Our Special "Dollar Glove” is the
famous "Clementine,” an A1 Imported
French Kid, a perfect fitting Glove,
all shades, also black or white, fitted
by expert fitters.
“Gracioso Kids,” famous for their
fine finish, perfect fitting, unsurpassed
by any $2.00 glove in Birmingham, 2
large lock clasps, heavily embroidered,
all the new autumn shades, our price
$1.50 pair. Ask to be fitted.
The greatest line of "Golf Gloves”
in the stae for ladies, misses and chil
dren to be found in our Glove Depart
ment, 25c pair and up.
Ladies’ Silk Gloves, silk lined, also
cashmere silk lined, the "new fad,”
^ black colored lining, 50c pair and up.
R_eal Lace.
Those Interested in fine Handker
l .chiefs must visit our department,
li* Dainty, neat effects at $1.98 up to the
a elaborate, exclusive designs ut $12.60.
[ 'T
THIS is a period of surpassing growth for this popular supply center. It’s a time above all other's when bargains
are rife—when economy suggests buying in quantities. The crowds of enthusiastic shoppers increase from
day to day. In a few weeks we shall be in the midst of a tremendous holiday business; extensive preparations
are in progress in every department. Christmas goods are to be added to the already complete stocks. Sales space
will be taxed to its utmost capacity. Nothing left but to make room, hence these remarkable sales of desirable
merchandise at prices not to be equaled elsewhere.
Rousing Sale Nunsing
Further evidence of our ability to undersell
all other stores in dependable underwear and
Women’s Vests and Pants, Jersey ribbed,
fleece lined, silk taped. This is one of the best
underwear values we have seen this sea- Or.
Misses’, Boys’ and Children’s Fleece
lined Vests, Pants, Shirts, ns
Women’s Vests and Pants, heavy
fleece-lined or part Af\
Women’s Fine Wool Vests nn
and Pants.uOC
Women’s Swiss Ribbed Vests and
Tights, Silk and 1
Women Part Wool Union 1 n»
Suits, silk taped.
Women Imported Fancies and Fine
Wool and Fleece-lined eye
Men’s, Women and Chil- -| (y
dren’s 20c Hosiery.X~G
Women's Super-weight Vests and
Pants, Egyptian ribhed, silk A'J n
Women's three-fourths wool and silk
plaited Vests and
Pants.* "C
Women's Swiss ribbed wool 1
Vests and Tights.
Women's and Misses' Fleece
lined Union Suits.ixtr\j
Ladies’ three-quarter Wool Union
Suits, silk finished, all 1
sties, for.
Women's full fashioned, wool Union
Suits, value $5.00, q t)K
Winter Sacques and
SUCH remarkable values just at this time
are due to a particularly fortunate pur
chase. Prices mean a comfortable saving.
Flannelette Skirts, in prett cheek ef
fects, deep ruffle, crochet edge, long
lengths, French hand. You will hardly
find anything to match this
Flannelette Gowns, in pretty JQ
pink and blue stripes.
Mercerized Sateen Petticoats, deep
accordion plaited flounce and i
ruffle trimming.1
Eiderdown Sarques of all wool eider
down, fitted back, trimmed UU-,
edge, regular price $1.49, at.vUl;
Gingham or White Lawn
Aprons, large size, deep hem....
Long Flannelette Kimonas, pretty
checks and stripes, trimmed in j A q
plain colors to match.
Silk Petticoats, black or colors,
trimmed in ruffles, plaiting and deep
accordion plaited 4 Qy
Moreen Petticoats, umbrella no
style, three large ruffles.«*OL
Children's Coats, made of heavy
Boucle and Venetian cloth, heavy pad
ded, trimmed In fanheads and braid, I
in all desirable dark shades, t) (Ito |
$4.00 value.(
Children's Bonnets, made of Beng
line silk, with large chiffon K
Children's Trilby Aprons, em
broidered trimmed, taps over
You Must See Our Stunning; Autumn Suits at $20.00.
All last week women crowded our Suit Rooms, where these and other distinctly new garments are shown. I os
itively the greatest apportunity Birmingham women have had this season.
A showing of New Fall Suits at $20
—made of ail fashionable fabrics—
Zibeline, fancy Scotch Tweeds and
Cheviots—five beautiful styles—short
platted collarless corset coats, long
skirted blouse effect, lined with fancy
satin to waist, new instep skirts plaited
at bottom, unlined—these syc\ rkr*
$30 values for Monday.
Ix>ng Coat Suits, in all colors of fine
covert cloth, plaited bacK with stitched
belt at waist, fly front, coat shaped
collar, with large sleeves, trainless
flaring skirt, $20,000 val- -| q Krv
ues, at.AO.tiU
Misses’ Suits, in all colors of fine
zibeline, three new fall styles, blouse
with skirt attached, plaited front with
shoulder capes and trainless skirts
to match, $18.00 values,
All the New Swell Full Coats, in
covert, latest effects, cleverly designed,
with large shawl capes, extreme pouch
sleeves, guaranteed satin "I /» e /a
lined, specially priced at.
Handsome New Dress Skirts, two
very elaborate styles, in black broad
cloth and granite, plaited and fagoting
trimmed, perfect fitting, tailoring of
the very finest, $18.00 1 o cri
values. lt)»wU
^ _r— ,c**—
Cheviot Box Coats, collarless, elaborately stitched around >y
neck, trimmed with stitched kersey straps, satin lined, $10 values.. •
Our New Kersey Coats at $10.75—without an exception the greatest
value ever offered, cannot be duplicated under $15, fine 1A 'V X
English Kersey, in all colors and sizes.
New Crepe de Chine Silk Waists, in tan, blue, pink, white and black,
handsome tucked styles, trimmed with French knots, large K Qo
sleeves, fancy stock collar, all sixes, $7.50 values.. ......
Clever New Kail Suits at $17.50—
they are made of cheviot, In blue,
brown and black, in the new long
frock coat style; tight fitting, taffeta
silk lined coat, fly front and trainless
flaring skirt to match—one of the most
clever suits ever produced at this
price—$25.00 values—our 1 kix
special price.A • •«A\J
Great showing of New Kail Suits at
$10.75—made in the very latest styles,
in cheviots and fancy mixed materials,
lo ngskirtod blouse effect, with shiml
der capes, new trainless skirts that
have that, graceful hang of suits that
will have to be seen to bo appreciated
—$15.00 values for Monday
New Kail Coats, In zlbeline, kersey
and cheviot, made In the new military
styles, lined with extra qtial- 1 »> Kix
ity satin, specdal at.
Three-quarter Length Coats, grand
showing of these natty long loose back
garments that attract so much atten
tion, strictly man-tailored, satin lined
throughout, a arge assortment in all
the new materials, at Krx
$32.50, $25.00 and.
New Cheviot Dre38 Skirts, made up
in neat new style, trimmed at hip with
taffeta strapping, also taffeta straps on
seams, in all lengths, $7.50 s QIJ
values. tl.t/O
Visitors, Meet Your Friends
at “Caheens,”
a place easy to locate, right in the center of tho city. You’ll not
be asked to shop. In a word—FEEL AT HOME IN CAHEENS
^ our parcels will be checked free.
Colgate’s Toilet Articles.
We sell them at the very lowest price possible
Por “TRUE VALUE,” buy Collates.
Talcum Powder. ._
Extracts, half ounce. J2®
Toilet Soaps, (8 cakes)... * ’ ”.=2°
Sachet Powders. ■7®°
Bay Rum.. . . . . ..
Florida Water. JJg*
Tooth Powder. »2°
. .••••... 25c
You'll Be ChaLrmed With the Exclusive
Air of Our Autumn Millinery.
Imported Pattern Hats and clover
conceptions of our expert milliners,
that have been on sale during “Fair
Week” have served their purpose aa
models, and will now be placed on sala
at. 25 per cent and 33 1-3 per cent re
I-arge Black Silk Velvet Picture
Hats, with long Mowing plumes, beau
Hfu llytrimmed, at ,,
$10.00, $
Trimmed Hats at $5.75—a large as
sortment to select from—exact copies
cl hats you would pay $7.50 to $10 for
elsewhere—every imaginable e
shape, color and style.»). i .)
Biack Silk Velvet, Toques and Tur
)Mf1H’..,rirnrne<1 witl‘ steel ornament,
silk ribbon and fancy feather »
or pompon.0.4.1
Riack Velvet Turbans, special, trim
med with ornament, silk ribbon and
fancy feather pompon, actual i
$3.00 values.l.tlO
All our Scratch Felt Dress Hats that have been marked si 49 lu
gray, castor, oxford and champagne coior. all the newest ’ , ^
shapes, Monday. J <•>£»
Our Linens Command the Respect of the
Housekeepers of Birmingham.
Patin Damask, full bleached, 70 inches wide, choice styles worth fine
you will do well to stock up on this, as rho value is away above < '
the price; Imlt of 5 yards to a customer; at, vard 40('
I able Panning, 50 in. wide, qq
heavy fleeced, worth 50c.0«/C
Restaurant Linen, Scotch make,
broken plaids, worth 4 0
59 cents.‘xOC
Linen Glass Toweling, all size
checks, extra good quality, /»
worth 8c.WC
Bath Towels, full bleached, large
size, red borders, worth q
Turkey Red Covers, 8-4 size, rq
oil boiled, worth 75c.M«/C
Turkish Wash Cloths, fringed, o
colored border, worth 6c.
Huek Towels, 18x40, colored borders
hemmed, worth „ *'
12y2 cents.;fO
Victoria Uwn, 40 in. wide -• •
sheer quality, worth 15c.1 lO
White India Batiste, 40 in. s*
wide, for aprons, worth 8c.OGf
Kngllsh Longcloth, 36 in. wlde.nQ^,
12-yd. bolt, worth $1.30.itoO
Fancy White Mercerized Basket
Weaves and Oxfords, beautiful assort
ment of patterns, at 25c, 10c | /•>
Blanket and Comfort Department.
The cold, damp winter days are fast approaching. Now is the time to
buy your Winter Bedding. A visit to our Comfort and Blanket Depart
ment will convince you It is the place to buy, as our stock is the largest
and most complete to be found In the city. Dere you find only the best
grades at popular prices. As an inducement for you to come we make
special prices for Monday.
A first-class all-wool Blanket, full
size, white, gray, red and plaids, our
regular $5.00 Blanket. o Gu
Beautiful Scotch Plaid Blankets that
have taken the place of old-time white
Blankets, strictly all-wool warp and
filling, extra large, 11-4 size, beautiful
colors, silk hemmed; regular t qo
$7.00 value. Special at.0»V0
a iso. i striouy ail-wcol Ulanket, e*
tra large, 11-4 size, in red only, ouf
regular $7 30 Ulanket. Spe
cial for Monday.O.^r*/
Our $0.50* Blanket, strictly all-wool,
extra heavy, 11-4 size, in gray only,
borders pink, blue, scarlet zws
and black. Special at.O.Ull
A large stock of Cotton Blankets in
white, gray and (an, at 50c, 75c, 98c,
$1.25, $1.49 per pair. 10 4 and 11-*
, sizes.

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