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The Most Complete Line of Bristle Goods in the South. Lather Brushes, 15c to $3.50 Jacobs’ Pharmacy BIRTHPLACE OF CUT PRICES, 209 211 N. 19th Street. Three Stores tn Atlanta, Ga. Store in Montgomery, Ala. AMUSEMENTS * AT THE JEFFERSON. ♦ ♦ - ' ♦ -♦ Tonight—Kyrle Beilew in "Raf- ♦ ♦ flee.” ♦ -+ Saturday afternoon and night— ♦ Barlow's Minstrels. ♦ ♦ -.*•- -♦ ♦ AT THE BIJOU. ♦ ♦ - ■ Remainder of the week, with -♦ ♦ matinee* this afternoon and Sat- ♦ urdav afternoon—“Across the Pa- ♦ cific." ♦ Kyrle Beilew as Raffles. “Raffles, the Amateur Cracksman." which is to be the attraction at the Jef ferson theatre tonight Kyrle Beilew has made an individual character of its hero. “Raffles" is frankly a detective story told in speech and action, with abundant suspense and surprise, on the stage. It is also the most interesting detective story that has been,told there since the days of “Jim, the Penman." Better still. It has a central character beside whom "the Penman * was only a commonplace forger who affected a respectable life in re spectable surroundings. Raffles is man of the world, sportsman, a bit of a phil osopher, even a sent! man tali st, as well as an uncommonly clever thief. Mr. Beilew blends these sides of the character into a plausible and highly interesting human figure. It is the most ingenious and the most persuasive piece of acting he has dope in many a day. Barlow’s Minstrels. Barlow's Minstrels will lx* the attraction Saturday night at the Jefferson theatre. A bargain day matinee wtll be given. The Montgomery Journal of November 14 In (Commenting on the performance given hy the company there said: “Minstrel lovers of Montgomery were very delightfully entertained last evening JEFFERSON Thursday, Jan. 4 KyrleBellew The famous English actor, as RAFFLES The Amateur Cracksman In the Hornung-Presbrey drama ■with E. M. Holland as Captain Bed ford, the detertlve. Llebler & Co., Managers. The sensation of three seasons, with a record of 200 nights In New York. Seat Sale, Tuesday. Pricea, 25c, 50c, 75c, *1.00 and *1.50. SATURDAY MATINEE AND NIGHT, JANUARY 6. BARGAIN BAY MATINEE. GREAT BARLOW MINSTRELS J. A. COBURN. Owner and Manager. Everything New This Season. 35—WHITE ARTISTS—35. EVERY PROMISE FULFILLED. New Singers, New Comedians, New Songs, New Jokes. New Stories, New Novelties, New Specialties and Exclusive Vaudeville Features. Prices Matinee-—25c and 50c. Night—25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00. Seats on sale Thursday. Monday ST Jan. 8 THOMAS JEFFERSON in Rip Van Winkle PRICES—Matinee, 25c, 50, 75.; night, 25c, 60c, 75, 1.00, $1.50. Seats an Sale Friday Tuesday, January 9th, MATINEE AND NIGHT. The Distinct Musical Comedy Hit of Two Seasons. Little Johnny Jones Play and Music by Geo. M. Cohan. SEVENTY-FIVE PEOPLE. ORIGINAL SCENIC PRODUCTION. Seats on sale Saturday, January 6. PRICES—Night, 25c to $1.50; Matinee, 25c to $1.00. All Week. Mats. Tues., Thurs. *. Sat. Chas. E. Blaney’s Great Success Across the Pacific Monster transport scene, great bat tle scene, Rough Rider brass band, new specialties. Popular prices. Phone 1143. Next week, “The Show Girl.” SON6 R EC I A L By EDGAR BROWN, Baritone, Thursday Evening, January 4th, at 8:30, First Christian Church, Filth Ave. and Twentv-lirst St. Admission 50c at the Montgomery theatre by the Bar low minstrels. "The organization is a large one, com posed of splendid vocalists, clever com edians, and specialists of merit. Cer tainly no stone has been left unturned to present this season all that brain, money and a knowledge of the minstrel business could suggest end the result is a perform ance full of fun and enjoyment." Seats are now on sale. “Rip Van Winkle.” Thomas Jefferson is the son of his fa ther. As Rip Van Winkle he is of a verity a "chip of the old block," one in whom the great Joseph felt fatherly pride. The play of “Rip Van Winkle," which is to be seen at the Jefferson theatre next Monday matinee and night Is one of the few in which the character of a sodden drunkard can be depicted without violating the senses of the beholders. In all liis weak capitulation to the flowing bowl of sell mips, Rip has the sympathy on the stage in such a charming man ner as to Insure for It a popularity that is destined to obtain forever. The sale of seats will commence Friday morning. “Little Johnny Jones.” "Little Johnny Jones which is now one of the most famous of all musical shows, will be presented at the Jefferson theatre next Tuesday matinee and night, when theatregoers will have an opportunity of witnessing a complete production of one of the most successful musical plays that has been presented for many years. “Lit tle Johnny Jones” comes with the en dorsement of ail the leading cities. At the bijou. “Across the Pacific0 continues to draw good houses to the Bijou theatre. The play is a thrilling and realistic melo drama. well staged and acted better than usual. Johnny Noe. a clever and versatile comedian, plays the role taken last year hy Harry Blaney and acqultes himself well. Specialties enliven the play, while the climaxes make the upper part of the house howl with delight. A matinee will be givfn this after noon. SIGNS OF WAR " MORE OMINOUS (Continued from First Page) the barbarious states, wiped out piracy in the Mediterranean and created the first treaty of any civilized nation with those states, a treaty which has formed the basis of the demand of every other nation for favored nation treatment at the hands of Morocco. So from consider ation Huch as tlie perpetuation of t lie open door and fair trade for all in Mo rocco, the government feels that it has a right and duty to participate In this Important conference. As to the question of policing the Moroccan frontier they stand uncununitled to the German prop osition, which favors the creation of an International police force, or the French plan of employing agrarian police for this purpose. Paris Sends Explanation. Paris, January 3.—The ambassador of one of the powers said today that careful in quiry had convinced him that the recent revival of French military activity which has given rise to alarmist reports whs due mainly to a change from the military methods of M. Berteaux, the late min ister of war, to those of M. Etienne, the present war minister. M. Berteaux be longed to the socialists whose cardinal principle is opposition to war and a re duction of military expenditures. This na turally resulted in Inactivity in military preparation. M. Etienne on the contrary is not af filiated with the socialists, but represents the energetic element which maintains that -the country should prepare to meet every eventuality. M. Berteaux’s precip itate resignation on November lo brought M. Ktlenne into control of the military administration, and he immediately adopt ed a vigorous policy, not for belligerent purposes but iti expectation of the general desire to have the army In perfect state of efficiency. Appeals for Budget Credits. Ho appealed to the budget committee of the chamber of deputies for exceptional I military credits, the details of w hich were I discussed behind closed doom, and he also | instituted careful inquiry into the roquire- ! monts of the frontier defenses which tlie last inspection of General Negrier dis closed to be In a lamentable state of in efficiency. M. Etienne proceeded system atically to remedy 'these and other de fects, thus placing the army and ail the equipments and defensive works in a proper state of. efficiency. This coming coincident with the Franco German Issue over Morocco led to a wide- i spread impression that the military pro-1 palpations are designed to meet eventual- j I ties arising from the Moroccan eontro- ! versy. While Morocco may have accen- J tuated the need for military alertness, yet the chief cause of the r^ont military activity is the adoption of^I. Etienne's energetic policy of having the army ready to fulfill Its functions wiienever required. GEORGIA BODY MEETS. Harvie Jordan Delivers Address Before Cotton Growers. Atlanta, January 3.—The annual meet ing here today of the Georgia division of the Georgia Cotton association result* • J in the re-election of M. K Johnson j president, and of W. H. Peek of Conyers, II. C. Hill of Month ello and J. D. Walker of Sparta us vice president, secretary and j treasurer, respectively. Resolutions were adopted directing the appointment of a finance committee and «n organizer one from each congressional district of the state. President Harvie Jordan of the Southern Cotton association was present and spoke at some length. He declared that the cotton producer con trols the situation and as evidence of this assertion he ' said that the spinners of ! America and foreign countries for the first time in the history of the south had asked for a conference with the cotton grawers with a view of fixing a mutually satisfactory price for th* stsple. This conference, he said, will he held in New York. J&ouatv 2A. THREAT IS MADE AGAINST DEPEW Resolution Requesting Resigna tion Introduced at Albany BUT IS SOON WITHDRAWN Proposition Brought Out Long Debate and Minority Leader Requested More Time to Consider Such Important Measure. Albany, N. Y.f January 3.—The New York state legislature started off with a rush today. Aside from the reading In both houses of the annual message of the governor, the nio9t important develop ments were the election of Speaker James Wadsworth, Jr., of L/ivingsion, thus fin ally closing one of the most sensational speakership campaigns of recent years; a long debate In the senate over Sena tor Brackett’s resolution requesting tho resignation of United States Senator Chauncey M. Depew on the ground of disclosures in connection with the Equit able life Assurance society which ended in Senator Brackett's withdrawal of the resolution for the time being. The debate on this resc'ution attracted the most attention. Senators Raines, Malt by Coggenshcll lead the defense of Senator Depew, but joined Senator Brack ett in the desire for prompt action upon the resolution. They eulogized the junior senator on the score of many great pub lic services, and urgently pleaded for the immediate defeat of the resolution. Depew Is Sick Man. Senator Raines described Senator Depew as a sick man, and objected to any de lay in the matter, declaring that it was brutal to keep such a threat hanging over hi* head for even a week. Minority Deader Grady said that the democrats were no-t prepared to act upon such a proposition on such short notice, and asked for a reasonable time in which to confer as to their attitude. Senator Marks held that only a careful study of the actual evidence taken in the insurance investigation, rather than nowspaper re ports, should be the basic action in a matter of such great importance. Disclaimed Personal Feeling. Senator Brackett disclaimed any person al feeling against Senator Depew and de clared that his resolution was in no way contingent upon his former opposition to Depew's re-election as senator. He in sisted that ills act was prompted by a sense of public duty. In the end. how ever, he asked leave to withdraw his reso lution. Senator Raines objected to this but the withdrawal was sustained by a vote of 27 to 19. it was not regarded as a test vote, several senators declaring that they voted for withdrawal only out of courtesy to Senator Brackett and to the minority members who asked for time for due consideration of their action. A report gained currency tonight that Senator Brackett’s action in some way represented the wishes of President Roose velt. Senator Brackett requested the As sociated Press to contradict these rumors. Has No Intention of Resigning. New York, January 8.—In an Interview Senator Ohauncey M. Depew tonight stated he had no intention of resigning from the United States Senate. He add ed, however, that with the approach of hi* 72d birthday anniversary, April 3 next, he intended resigning from a large num ber of companies In which he is trustee or director. He will not severe his rela tions with tlie New York Central and Hudson River Railroad company, he says, as lie regards his position with that com pany as a honorary one. Senator Depow Is listed as a director or trustee of 79 companies. FOUND DEAD WITH BULLET IN BRAIN (Cohtinued from First Page) Hiller and his brother Charles. Coroner Pond said after the inquest that he would make no formal statement. He talked with the newspaper men. however, and said as far as lie could learn there whs no reason for Mr, Edwards taking hi* own life. On the other hand, continued the coroner, "there seem* to me to be good reason to believe that Mr. Edward* was killed." He refused to answer as to whether or not he suspectet) any member of the Hil ler household. it whs stated tonight by one close to the situation, regarding the alleged dif ferences between the Hillers and Mr. Ed wards, that about three weeks ago Mrs. Edwards came to New Haven and at that, time there was trouble over the settlement of the estate of the elder Mrs. Hiller who died a few weeks before. It is alleged that Mrs. Edwards called at police head quarter* for a policeman to accompany her to the railroad station, in order to protect her from the threatened violence of certain members of the family. OXFORD NEGROES WORKED TO FRENZY One of Their Number Has a Narrow Escape From Wierd Sister of the Spirit World. Oxford, January 3.—(Special.)—The ne groes of this city were wrought into a frenzy of excitement last night by the alleged narrow scape of one of their race from the clutch of a wierd sister of the spirit-world, w’ho, it is said, haunts the track of the Southern railway near the Blue Springs cotton mill. This wierd sister, it is said, can be seen almost any rainy night trudging her way to the upper part of the town, where she holds confabulations with another apparition, an old ante-bellum negro, who wends his weary way along a beaten path pushing a dilapidated wheelbarrow. The two, it is said, once held the relation of mistress and slave, and according to the story of th$ negroes, death itself has been unable to sever the chord of love by which they were bound together. Dyspeplets Oiivo instant relief in Sour Stomach, Heartburn, Nausea, all discomforts of indigestion and dyspepsia. Pleasant ami economical. Medium size. -■••• • Large, handsome aluminum bonbonniere, 10c. Druggists or mail. Catarrlets Relieve Nasal Catarrh. _ allay inflammation, soothe and heal the mucous membrane, sweeten and purify the breath. Rest gargle for Sore Throat. 600. or $1. Jhuggists nrmaiL^ ^ Trouble Arose Over Charge of Kidnaping Girls WARSHIPS GO TO SHANGHAI Chinese Newspapers State the Trouble Was Due to Roughs, Who in tended to Loot the For eign Settlements. Victoria. B. C., January 3.—Steamer Empress of Japan from Shanghai brought details of the recent serious rioting there, arising out of Chinese dissatisfaction with the British assessor in Imprisoning some Chinese women and children, pending a hearing for kidnaping before the mixed court. Two women and three men were ar rested charged with kidnaping fifteen young girls from Sheohuaen and when the case -was remanded the British assessor ordered the young girls to be taken to a society, the Door of Hope, pending the trial. The Chinese magistrate, Mr. Kuan, insisted that they be placed in the cells of the mixed court. His runners attack ed the foreign police who w'ere defend ing them. The police under'Cadet Officer Fenton resisted and a riot ensued in which Inspector Gibson and some Chinese were slightly -hurt. Finally the police hur ried the girls into vans and removed them. The Chinese magistrate and his associates meanwhile shouted to the na tive municipal constables that if they obeyed the foreigner they would be pun ished severely under the Chinese law'. These officers remained loyal, however, to their foreign employers. The magistrate and his associates managed to get the compound gates shut and the magistrate shouted to Mr. Fenton that the vans would pass only over his body. He was shoved aside and the vans hurried through. Became Greatly Excited. When the Incident was noised about the Chinese became greatly excited, and it was soon obvious that trouble was about to break out. The consuls conse quently telegraphed for more warships. Three were then in the river. The first outbreak occurred in a grogshop, which wus wrecked. Then a jlnrikisha store was looted and finally the rioting was general, With the result that twenty Chinese and yne policeman were killed, and a large number wounded, including the German consul. Fifteen thousands soldiers In plain clothes were said to have taken part with the crowd. Chinese newspapers state that the trou ble was due to roughs who took advan tage of the mixed court troubles. Intend ing to loot the foreign settlements. Two British, one American, two Japanese, one Austrian and one German warships were hurried to Shanghai and landed troops. The rioting was stopped and armed patrols were kept marching in the streets when the liner galled. the North China Gaily News blames the “wave of exultation” that has come °ver ttie Chinese since Japan defeated Russia for the outbreak. NEW MAIL SERVICE. Frisco Will Put on . ast Trains to the Southwest. Washington, January S.—T, J. Franks, representing the Frisco railroad system; W. F. Saunders, representing the Busi ness Men’s league, in company with Rep resentatives Shartel of Missouri and Campbell of Kansas, today had a confer ence with the postmaster general and the second assistant postmaster general, the result of which was an agreement be tween the railroads to Install an early morning fast mall train service from St. Louis to Monnet and connecting points at an early date, probably the 21th inst. This step it is announced will afford greatly improved fast mall facilities to all territory tributary to the railroad system. At the same time the railroads agree to shorten the schedule of the train so as to arrive at St. Louis at 7 a. m. from Monnet, and with the understanding that the department will avail itself of the opportunity to send mails on that train for first carrier into St. Louis, thus enabling southwest Missouri, Oklahoma and territory tributary to the road lo expedite greatly mail to the business houses of St. Louis. WILL EXTEND LINE. Plan Is to Run Electric Road From Oxford to Hobson City. Oxford. January 3.—(Special.)—Papers wHe signed today by Mayor W. C. Grky of this city and Manager Howard W. Sexton of the Anniaton Electric and Gas company, by which tlie latter is granted a franchise for the extension of a line of track from Oxford to Hobson City, the exclusively negro city lying between this city and Anniston. The franchise granting the extension was made at the meeting of the city council last Monday evening, but the con tract was not consummated until today. Later on Mr. Sexton says he will make a petition to the local authorities of Hob son City for an extension to the public park of that place. Manager Sexton says he is not ready as yet to state his reasons for making the extension, but It is generally believed that It is a move looking to the improve ment of the park at Hobson City, prepar atory to the exclusion of the negroes from Oxford lake, which has been ear nestly desired by the citizens of this city and Anniston. Bell Company In Jacksonville. Jacksonville. January 3.—(Special.)—The Southern Bell Telephone company has se cured a franchise for the operation of an office In this city and have leased a suite of rooms over the dry goods store of Macon. Stevenson & Co., where they are now Installing fixtures for til ecentral of fice. The company will at first have a service consisting of fifty phones, and It Is understood that assurances have been given that tills number will be grad ually increased after the establishment of the system. Who will have charge of the local office has not yet been stated. William Cline on Trial. Anniston. January 3—(Special.)—The circuit court room lias been well filled today by an anxious crowd, who have been present to witness the progress of the trial of William Cline, charged w^th the murder of John Ed Phillips, which was begun yesterday afternoon. The fol lowing citizens of Calhoun county com posed the jury: J. W. Sewell, p. I. Sto vall. C. N. Crow. W. 1’. Murry, W. P. Duggan. J. K. Gladdsn. D. s. MuGinnls. M. J. Cantrell. J. B. Woodruff, E. S. Alexander, W. S. Johnson. G. W. Dunna wajr. Merchant Tailoring Announcement of Price Reductions t / Commencing today we inaugurate our annual re duced price clearance of winter woolens. Our principal purpose is, of course, to make sure of clos ing out all winter stocks before our spring line comes in. But we have another purpose also—to induce you to enjoy the satisfaction that results when you have your clothes made by Saks. A perfect knowl edge of prevailing styles—the finest line of fabrics south of Washington—skilled cutters and master tailors insure results that satisfy particular men. The Reductions on Fancy Suitings All $35.00 and $42.50 Suits, now for $30.00 All $45.00 and $55.00 Suits, now for $40.00 And a Liberal Discount on our Blacks and Blues The limit of fine tailoring is represented in the snap pily designed and cleverly created garments we pro duce. We are masters of the art of meeting your ideas more than half way. We know how to make the most of your suggestions. Come and tell us how you want your suit made. y • - _BIRMINGHAM_ JLOU1S 5flKS Clothier to the Whole Family. WELL KNOWN MAN ! EXPIRES SUDDENLY J. E. M'COY DIES OF HEART FAIL URE AT HIS RESIDENCE IN WOODLAWN—MEMBER OF SE CRET ORDERS. J. E. McCoy, who had conducted a shooting gallery In Birmingham for the past ten years, died suddenly at his resi dence on Sixty-fourth etreet and First avenue, Woodlawn, last night about 1 o’clock. Heart failure was the cause of death. The deceased was seemingly in good health yesterday and last night when ho retired, but woke up late in the night wilhan attack of heart trouble, to which he had been subject fur some time. He died before medical aid could be secured. Mr. McCoy was well known. He was a partner of Charles Sumner. He was also a member of a number of secret, orders. Including the Masons. Knights of Pythias, Eagles and the Beavers. He came to Bir mingham about twelve years ago from Massilon, O. He leaves a wife and two children. His son lives In Ohio and lie had a daughter 11 years old, who lives with her mother at Woodlawn. The funeral arrangements will lie made today. . , PRESERVE GRAVES OF CONFEDERATES (Continued from First Page.) declare itself on the question of treat ment of the negro in the south.’’ Barrel of Rats/Coming. A barrel of rats is on the way trg the National museum from Manila. Some time ago diseased rats became so numer ous in Manila that the health authorities offered a bounty of half a cent for each rat brought in. The result was that several thousand were received dally by the health department. Major Edgar A. Mearns, an enthusiastic naturalist, dis covered that some of them belonged to a species wholly unknown to naturalists, and those of value he has shipped In % harrel of formalin to the mummalogists here. Severe Loss In Hutchinson. The department of agriculture has been informed of the death at Memphis of P. T„ Hutchinson, special traveling agent or the board of statistics in the cotton states. Mr. Hutchinson was an expert statistician and thoroughly familiar with cotton. He was highly regarded by the department and h1s death makes a va cancy that it will not be easy to All. He had been ill about a week, but it was not thought that his condition was serious, and his death was most unexpected. The President is holding up the appoint ment of W. T. Vernon, the Kansas negro, whom he had about decided to name for register of the treasury, succeeding Jud son Lyons. Charges' have been Hied against Vernon and the President Is hav ing them investigated. Midshipman Harold Jones. Ttho Is to r>e tried for hazing at the naval academy, was appointed from Greensboro, Ala. Postmaster P. D. Parker of Mobile Is here trying to get a reappointment. Four nr five other candidates are after the of fice. Barker says he will wl-i. Postmaster Appointed. Was-hipgton, January 3.—tSpecial.l— Charles H. Pulley has been appointed postmaster at Greenbrier, Limestone coun ty. vice Leslie Fletcher, resigned. TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY Take LAXATIVE BROMO Quinine Tab lets. 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This afternoon at 3 o’clock an illustrat-» od exhibition and lecture will be given in the gymnasium building of the Young Men’s Christian association under the auspices of the Boys’ department, by Oapt. 13. A. Folger, better known as “Whale Oil Gus.” Immediately following the. lecture the Owenton college basket ball team will meet the speedy “five” of the intermed iate section of the local institution. This game is looked forward to with a great deal of interest because of the recent games played between the Yale univer sity team and the association and Bir mingham Athletic club teams, from which many points and new styles of play were gathered. The student team is composed of five of the best players of the department, and is considered the equal of any team of its age and weight in this section. Dur ing the recent games of the Prepara tory Students Basketball league contests it won every game it went into. The Owenton college team is somewhat larger and will give the association boys a hard struggle. The lecture by “Whale Oil Gus" is said to be one of the most interesting and instructive entertainments of its kind. An entire outfit used by wf halers will be exhibited, and the many uses explained. Captain Folger relates with funny inci- < dents, thrilling stories, hairbreadth es capes, fights with cannibals, mutinous sailors and sea experiences. His travel ing companion, "Little Monday” is the only American boy ever born aboard an American whaler. He sings songs in sev eral different languages, gives the calls of whaling ships, and recites poems and stories of sea-lore. This lecture and ex hibition is for both boys and girls and 1 adults. Alfonso Falls With Horse. Madrid, January 3.—King Alfonso fell vflth his horse today as he was leaving he palace to attend a review. He was mt Injured and was. able to remount iis horse and proceed. Warsaw Strike Fails. 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