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FURNITURE BARGAINS. One Ticket on the Big Stick of Candy in Window with Each Dollar Purchased. Drawing r|Ff* at Saturday, ULVfr* vHJI9 4 P.M. Antwerp Rockers in Spanish Leathers. A fine flat arm, leather bottom, slat back Rocker; solid comfort; regular value |P Hfl 512.50. This week. lUiUU Rip Van Winkle Chair and Rocker, big leather bottom, slatted high back; reg- IP 7C ular value 514.00. This week. illi I d Slumber Rocker, leather tufted back, spring seat, low back; regular value $16.50. |ft flfl This week. l^iUU Big Arm Rocker, green leather, seat and back studded with large brass Antwerp finished tacks; Regular value $16.00. This week.,. Tan color leather, big seated Rocker, large antique tacks, no arms. Just the thing for sewing or movable rocker. Regular Q Cft value $12.00. This week. uidU Padded leather seat and slat back, bright red large wood Rocker, no arms. A beauty. Regular value $8.00. P CH This week. UidU Arm Rocker to match the above. Regu- 0 71% lar value $11.00. This week. Wild Ben M. Jacobs & Bros. 2011 First Avenue. THE BIG FURNITURE STORE. CONSOLIDATION AUTHORIZED. Atlantic and Birmingham Railroad Will Be Further Strengthened. Thomasvllle. Oa.. December 3.—At a meeting of I he directors of the Tlfton, Thomasvllle and Gulf Railroad company, held here today, the consolidation of the road with the Atlantic and Birmingham railroad was unanimously authorized The new system will he known as the Atlantic and Birmingham and will con trol L'20 miles of track, connecting Way f - cross and Montezuma and also Thomas* ville and Fitzgerald. 1’he hundred thous | and dollars worth of rolling stock already I lias been ordered for the new road. Will Announce Committees Saturday. Washington, December 3.—Speaker Can I non will announce the committees of the I house at the Saturday session. He is i expected to announce them Friday and they will complete on that day. but as a matter of convenience they will be delay ed until Saturday. Accepts Call to Natchez. Washington. December 3.— Joslah R. Perry, rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal church of this city, has accepted a call to Trinity Episcopal church at Natchez. Gable Piano 60. Makes Handsome Gilt to Hillman Bazaar. ...-— Attention, Organizations! An Opportunity ior You to Own It! The Cable Company has graciously given to the Hillman Hospital Bazaar a beautiful Mahogany $ j.00 Piano. The Z3azaar will dispose of it by selling votes, or tickets, at 25 cents each. The organization—whether labor, social, fraternal or otherwise—securing the most votes will capture this handsome instrument. Votes may be purchased at Parker’s Drug Store, Mims Stone’s, several of the clubs and other places. Enter the contest at once ! Help a good cause and your own organization ! AWARD DECEMBER I2TH. The Piano will be. at the Conservatory and Music Room of the “House Beautiful’’ at the Hillman Hospital Bazaar. CAROLINA PORTLAND CEMENT CO BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. •OLD DOMINION" Portland Cemen. “BREITEN BURGE ft HERCULES’ German Portland Cement, and all High-Grade Klro Bricks. V/a can make Immediate ...raiveries on Fire brick. WE DO IT RIGHT. EMPIRE LAUNDRY "CLEANLINESS IS NAE PRIDE, DIRT'S NAE HON ESTY.” COMMON SENSE DICTATES THE USE OF SAPOLIO YESTERDAY’S EVENTS IN GAY WORLD OF SOCIETY i ___ One of the smartest card parties of the winter was given by Mrs. Charles Van Hess Schoolar yesterday afternoon in compliment to her mother. Mrs. Bushead W. Bell of Seattle, Wash. There were seventy guests. The score cards were hand-painted and designed as slippers, the Cinderella idea giving a beauty and distinction to ail the details. The draw ing room, the hall and library were thrown together and card tables placed in each apartment. The house, with its very handsome furnishings, was decorat ed with marked simplicity. In the pink paneled draJwing room, with its white woodwork, the only decoration was in the pink roses on the mantel. An elegant luncheon of lobster and salad was served, the details in Cinderella slippers, in which the ices were designed. The first prize, a pearl brooch, was won by Mrs. Charles Samuel Simmons on a out with Mrs. B. F. Moore and Mrs. Robert Eden Scott Rives. The consolation drawn from Cinderella slippers filled with bonbons, was ir.iwn | by Mrs. W. D. Smith, j Mrs. Schoolar was a beautiful figure in j an elegant, gown of heliotrope crepe de i chine, and appliqued in chiffon roses. The ] corsage was trimmed In antique lace and ! the high stock was embroidered in gold. ! Mrs. Bell, who is very charming and at 1 tractive, wore a beautiful toilette in black crepe de chine with cluny lace, j Miss Roden, who was receiving, looked I charming in red crepe de chine. Among the ladles receiving were Mrs. William Mudd Jordan, Mrs. Pete Basil Clarke, Mrs. Peyton G. Bowman. Mrs. Charles ' Stillman, Mrs. Forrest Tyler, Mr s. Nathan L. Miller, Mrs. John Warren, Mrs. J. W. McQueen. Mrs. J. W. Smith. Mrs. Charles H. Cothran, Mrs. C. M. Voorheis. i | Mr. and Mrs. Charles Van Ness Sehoolar Entertained seventy guests at cards last i evening in compliment to Miss Lili an j Koden. The occasion was one of in ' formal charm and was o'’try way ; one of the most beaulifi 1 events of the i week. ! The score cards were d?3*.giu*«1 f«s *ilp i pers, and the Cinderella idea was carried I out in the details .if the del ice-us hot | supper served at the close *f the gn.uas. j The ladies’ prizes included u pair of j evening slippers and a hat-pin of exquisite i design. The gentlemen's were n cut | glass flask and a handsome purse. Mrs. 8ehoolar received in nil elegant ' gown of white mousseline, embroidered j in pink roses, a toilette most becoming to her blonde coloring. Receiving with Mr. and Mrs. Schoolar and Miss Roden were Miss Leedy. Miss VanHoose, Miss Banister, Miss Nabb and | Miss Cornelia Jones. Edyth Walker's Triumph In Her Own Country. The Birmingham friends of Edyth Wal ker. the American singer who made her debut In "Aida” on Monday evening in New York, will be Interested in the fol lowing account from the New York Journal of her brilliant success. Miss Walker and Miss Rowley of Birming ham, the director of the Academy of Music, studied together in Dresden, and the warmest friendship exists between them : "Verdi’s 'Aida' received a surpassingly fine production at the Metropolitan thea I tre last night, which, aside from Its har | monious entirety, presented most inter esting special features. "First of these of interest to New York ers and Americans generally was the de but of Edyth Walker, a tall and stately, golden-haired girl of Gotham, who has come home from Europe laden with great honors—achievement of such char acter that it placed her as a favorite and of Mela I court singer of Emperor Frans Josef of Austria.” There Is much else of fine romantic glamor, too, in the story of her struggle abroad while receiving her education with the master teachers of Europe. 8he went to Europe with her own earn ings. But just at the point of her musical education where she was turning the fin ishing time, her finances ran low. In des peration the girl wrote to a wealthy Am erican, who was then staying in Vienna. She did not know him other than as a brother countryman and a wealthy man. His response was the prompt mailing to her of a check for $PI00, the amount she had said would he necessary for her to complete her studies. He made only the condition that she should conceal his name from any public ity. Last night Miss Walker's benefactor had a prominent box at the Metropolitan, prepared to witness in h* r own land the triumph of the plucky girl that he had helped. And lie did witness her achievement of 1 a most absolute triumph. He saw her smiling eyes and parted lips, breathing a little rapidly in the happy emotion of receiving thunderous call upon call from a brilliant audience of those of her own land. Even had U been otherwise her recep tion could have been little less enthusias tic for Miss Walker showed herself the possessor of a superb mezzo soprano voice of warmth of temperament and dramatic force and trained perception. Iler's was the role of Amneri s and most deservedly she shared the honors of the night with Mine. Gadski in the title role of “Aida." The prima donna repeated the favorable impressions she had created. Picturesque Features In the Costume Dance. Society will discuss for some time to come the tissue paper cotillon given on Wednesday by Mr. and Mrs. Solon Jacobs. Not since the pal masque given by Mr. ami Mrs. Jack Johnson a few winters ago when many of the guests wore tissue paper costumes, and the David Robert's bal poudre has any event been attended with so many picturesque features. There were probably six or seven hun dred favors, many of them being made by the clever hostess, but most of them were the work of ingenious artists of New York. Tlte military favors for tjie gentle j men were very striking, the continental hats in various colors being ornamented with huge rosettes in contrasting shades. The broad sashes, the regulation epau lettes. the gold crosses of honor, in con trast to the conventional evening dress worn by the gentlemen made a resplen dent picture, it was like a scene at one of the emhasles when the army is repre sented with all its military insignia. Many of the tissue paper costufriea worn by the young women, as well the figures introduced by the cotillon leaders were described yesterday. Mr. Chears of Savannah, leading with Mies Nixon, and Mr. H. B. B. Yergason lead ing with Mias Banister, introduced sev eral figures that made the cotillon dis tinctive. Much of the success of the evening was due to Mr. Chears and Mr. Yergason. An especially beautiful figure was the whip figure, which, although danced here on other occasions, was adopted somewhat differently b^ these cotillon leaders. The whips were decorated with long streamers of different colors, and the maypole dance was concluded by matching the colors. In the w’ord match ing figure, many ingenious ideas were in troduced. Placards were pinned on those forming the figure. On each placard was a word which required another placard to complete the meaning. Some of the words were: “Uneeda - Biscuit,” “Happy - Jim,” “Gee --- Whiz,” “Brandy and - Soda,” “ivory Soap -It Floats,” the placards being matched as the figure progressed. The cotillon was danced in the large hall and the dining room beyond, and ttfe stringed orchestra being stationed in the conservatory at the end of the dining 1 oom. The ingenuity of Birmingham's young society women was in evidence in the many beautiful costumes. Miss DeBardeleben was pronounced one of the most beautifully costumed girls of the evening. She was like a French beau ty In a gown combining pink and lace. » used effectively as panels. Lilac popples ! were combined with chiffon on the waist, j and added distinction to her large hat She carried a huge lilac muff tied with j a big bow of lilac ribbon. There was a i diaphanous beauty about the whole toil ette. Miss Banister was a very distinctive figure In black, which accentuated her blond beauty, and a distinguishing touch was given in the red carnations, j Miss Lanier was like a Dresden Shep 1 erdess, all poniard and pink roses mass j **d on her Disectalne hat. It was a pink I and white costume made with a watteau. I Miss Moody was a statuesque beauty I in pink, her picture hat of pink roses. Miss Annie Jemison’s effective costtime j was pronounced one of the most effective | of the evening, and suiting well her bril j liant brunette beauty. Her costume was I trimmed with holly, its red berries and ; ' dark green foliage being very distinctive. | Miss Caroline Chisolm looked charming , In a costume of black trimmed with sun j flowers, a most effective costume. ! Miss Bessie Jemison was like an exquis j ite painting in pale lilac, the • flounces i bordered with velvety violets, and her ! violet hat completing this artistic cos tume. Miss Nabb wore a most becoming cos tume trimmed with scarlet and poppies. Miss Lucile Lane suggested a charming water color in her costume of delicate i blue trimmed with forget me nots. Miss Cornelia Jones wore an effective j costume of pink. Bazaar Contest. The ladles of the Hillman hospital ha I zaar are looking forward to a great suc cess, and them is little doubt left In the minds of the public that it will he alt that they expect. The citizens of Birmingham are thoroughly Imbued with the necessity and boon that the Hillman hospital has proven Itself to this community, and the people at large have been most generous and encouraging. Monday will see the doors of the "House Beautiful” thrown open to the public. The children will play their part at the Hillman hospital bazaar as there are en tertainments every afternoon for them. Candy pullings, lemon guessing. Christ mas tree, grab-tag. voting for a big doll, I and also for a large size play stove and ! numerous other attractions are announc ed. The Cable Plano company has generous ly donated one of Its splendid Instruments to the Hillman hospital bazaar. The la dles In charge of the conservatory of music room will award It to the most popular fraternal, social or charitable or- ! I ganization In Birmingham or vicinity. | All votes will be cast at the conservatory \ 1 of the bazaar, which opens Monday, the seventh. ( The chairman of the bazaar committee of St. Mary's-on-the-Hlghlands requests that all articles Intended for the bath 1 room In the House Beautiful be sent to j the bazaar building tomorrow morning , after 10 o’clock. Cake Contest. I Those who intend entering the Hillman j bazaar cake contest must notify Mrs. J. C. Henley not later than Monday, De cern her 7. Cross-Troy. Mrs. D. P. Sparrow announces the en gagement of her daughter. Elise Fairfax Troy, to Mr. Thomas C. Cross, the wed ding to occur on December 9. Invitations Withdrawn. Mrs. Edward Jefferson Bryan and Miss Bryan, owing to illness, have withdrawn their invitations for their reception on December P. Notes and Personals. Mrs. Robert Pillow, who 1* the guest of Mrs. Cartwright, will return to Co lumbia, Tenn., on Saturday. • • • Mrs. William Floyd, the guest of Mrs. Zac Smith, will return to Memphis today. • • • Mr. and Mrs. Paschal Shook have re turned from their wedding journey. • • • Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Ross and Miss Ross of New York, who have been spending several weeks at the Hillman, will leave tomorrow for lajs Angeles. • • • The children taking part in the ’ Mistle toe Bough” and the participants in "Winken. Blynken and Nod.” are re quested to meet at the armory this after noon at 3 o’clock. • • • ! Mrs. Oliver Chulifou* will give a break fast today in compliment to Mrs. May. • * • The Cl ion ion club will be entertained by Mrs. Houston Johnston this afternoon at 2 o'clock instead of 3 o’clock. • • • ! Mr. H. B. B. Yergason of Cincinnati is spending a few days in Birmingham. * • * Mrs. R. Lloyd Guice will entertain the Quest club this afternoon at 12t>3 Eleventh avenue. • # • Doctor and Mrs. Alfred Eubank have issued invitations to the marriage of their daughter Lucy to Mr. Thomas Coleman r The Prescription of an Eminent Physician for all Diseases Peculiar to Women. & Feminala, like robust nature, writes a glorious message of health upon the face of women. Feminala makes clear the sallow skin. It substitutes a clear, bright eye for the depressed, de jected look. The whole face lights with vitality where there once was listlessness. Nor is Feminala a superficial treatment, such as oftimes shows marked benefits for t little while} but rather, Feminala builds up feminine health, and with it beauty/ byjattacking and correcting the very cause itself, which is deep-seated in some one or other of the score of-irre-j gularities and derangements peculiar to women. Feminala is now sold and guaranteed by druggists. Note to Women.**—A book concerning diseases peculiar to women will be mailed, in a plain, sealed envelope, free upon request, if addressed to The American Drug Company, Birmingham, Laxo Pill* are a mild, gentle and reliable laxa tive, designed to promote the healthy and nor mal action of the stomach, liver and Dowels and to correct habitual constipation. . At druggists 35 cents, Ward, on the evening of Wednesday, the 16th of December, at S' o’clock, at their residence at 200 Second avenue, Ely ton, Birmingham. • • •• Miss Leland of Tuscaloosa is spending the week with Miss Nixon. * * • Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kirk White have issued invitations for Friday evening. December 11, when they will introduce their daughter, Miss Eatherly. Mrs. Crompton will entertain the Twen tieth Century club this afternoon. • * * Miss Sadie Hester of Tuscaloosa, who has been visiting in Birmingham, left yesterday morning for New York. • * * Mrs. J. E. Du Bow, who has been vis iting Mrs. M. T. Webster, has returned to her home in New York. • * • Mrs. M. E. Beadles, who has been vis iting her daughter, Mrs. G. W. Bains, left for her home, Paducah, Ky., yester day. * • • “The Old Maids’ Convention/’ composed of Jonesboro talent will give an enter tainment at Owenton college tonight for the benefit of the R. E. Lee Literary so ciety. • • • Mrs. C. B. Spence. Mrs. Weisel and Mrs. W. H. Jeffries left yesterday for Tusca loosa to attend the meeting of the state W. C. T. U. FIRST PLAYED UNCLE TOM. Veteran Actor Dies in Rear of a New York Saloon. New York, December 3.—While his wife and daughter prayed over him and read from Christian Science tracts, George Thompson, a veteran actor, said to have been the first to play the part of Uncle Tom In the dramatisation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's novel, died in the rear room of a Fifth avenue saloon. Thompson was siesed by heart failure while on his way home from a Christian Science meeting and with his wife and daughter entered the saloon to rest. De spite fervent prayers he finally passed away. Thompson had been ill for several days but yielded to the entreaties of oth ers that he be left to Christian Science. ANNOUNCEMENTS. For Beard of Revenue The Age-Herald la authorized to an nounce John T. Reed am a candidate for board of revenue, subject to action of democratic primary. ^ I hereby announce myself a candidate for re-election to the Board of Revenue^ subject to the action of the Democratic party. J. K. P. LAIRD. I hereby announce myself a candidate for the Board of Revenue, subject to the action of the democratic primary. D. A. HELMICH. For Tax Collector. I hereby announce myself a candidate for Tax Collector of Jefferson county, subject to the action of the democratia party. P. B. BOWERS. The Age-Herald Is authorized to an nounce George B. Tarrant of North Bir mingham candidate for Tax Collector of Jefferson county. Subject to the action of the democratic party. For Solicitor. I hereby announce myself a candldatg for Solicitor for JefTerson county, subject to the action of the democratic party. WILLIAM K. TERRY. Illustrate | Your Advertisement w««K I Appropriate Cute. 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