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ONLY ONCE A YEAR You have such a exceptional opportunity to buy FINE FURNITURE at such a reduction. This offer for twelve days only. Call-and see everything marked in plain figures. They tell the tale»we leave untold. Ben M. Jacobs & Bros. 1911-1913 Third Avenue ON THE RACE TRACK At Fair Ground*. New Orleans. January 15.—The Improve ment In the condition of The track at the Fair Grounds today favored the outsiders and Guiding Star was the only success ful favorite. Helen Lucas in the 2-year old scramble was beaten by a poor start and repeated interference, and Phil Finch succumed to a miserable ride. Simplicity •hared the same fate and Letty, in whose race the 50 to 1 shot Raviana won, pulled up, proved herself overrated. The weath er was cloudy and tile track good. First race, slxtfurlongs—Fancy Dress, 1017, (Sewell), 5 to 1. twon; Phoebus, 117 (John son), 10 to 1, second; Mart Gentry, 109 (Manders), 12 to 1, third. Time, 1:17 4-5. Ship Shape broke down and Kickshaw was left at the post. Second race, live furlongs—Guiding Star, 113 (O’Neill), 7 to 10. won; High Chance, 100 (Perrtne), 8 to 1, sacxrnd; Bitter Hand, 87 (Perkins), 30 to 1, third. Time, 1:02 3-5. Third race, three furlongs—Runsum, 101 (Sewell), 13 to 1, won; Salvisi}, 101 (Hayes), 15 to 1. second; Little Wanda, 107 <aM cey), 8 to 1, third. Time. :.T7 2-5. Fourth race, one mile—'Lleber, 1()0 (Sew ell), 2 to 1, won; Hollowmas, 90 (John eon), 5 to 1, second; Phil Finch, 128 (Per rine), 4 to 5, third. Time. 1 ;43 2-5. Fifth race, six furlongs—Bonebrake, 107 (Freeman). 8 to 1, won; Frank Greene, 108 (Hayes), 20 to 1, second; Go to Win, J13 (O'Neill), 2 to 1, third. Time, 1:18. Sixth race, one mile, selling—Raviana, SX (Moreland), 60 to 1, won; Nut Cracker, li5 (Felcht), 10 to 1, second; Arabo, 113 (Bell), 25 to 1, third Time, 1:45. f-air vjrounas entries, First race, six furlongs, purse—Lancas trian, 122; Ancient. Witch, 98; Vivian, 112; Stock wood, 103; Kings Gem. 107; Mazzani, 103; Desha, 100; Dr. Coffey, 114; Verbosity. 102; Chauncey Olcott, 95; Ethel Read, 109. Second race, mile, purse—\Vlpporwill, 101; Vlperine, 93; Legatee, 95; Nine, 101; Monaco Maid, 103; Novena, 93; Roderick, 95; Bonnie Prince Charlie, 104; John Ran dolph. 95; Merino, 93. Third race, three and a half furlongs, 2-ypar-olds. purse—Bud Hill, 104; Bert Mont, 107; Glencroy, 113; Herman, Jerry Sharp. Black Mate. Elkodrf, 110 Blacklock, 104; Deero. 113; My Son, 104. Fourth race, handicap, live furlongs— Luricate. 100; Guiding Star, 107; Lady Hen rietta. 94; Invincible. 10S; Luretta, 118; La Paloma. 92; Van ness, 116; Tom Bone. 88. Fifth race, selling, six furlongs—Meno ken, 105; Beechwood, 102; Little Rose, 99; Marvel P., 105; Ruth W.. 106; Letty, 100; Joe Colson, 110; Daniel C., 100; Holloway, 1 106. Sixth race, mile and three sixteenths, selling—McWilliams, 107; Extol, 112; Con audio n, Edward Hale, 99; Merry Pion eer, 101; W edge wood, 98; Brooklyn. 106; Aurumaster, 100; Mainspring, 103; Saul, 104; Soldier of Fortune, 98; Colonist, 10G; Louis Kraft, 111; Seaveriage, 93; Mac* Beth, 109. At City Park. New Orleans, January 15.—Elliott and [Emergency saved the day for the favor ites at City park this afternoon. Both outclassed their company and won easily, .though the former was Handicapped by JM. Daly’s bungling ride. Rip was made favorite in the steeplechase and fenced boldly at first, but weakened afterwards end seemed disposed to refuse the jumps. Pick Time unseated his rider, W. Gaylor, at the first jump. Glisten seemed sore going to the post for the first race. There was a lot of crowding and interference all through the day. Track good; weath er cloudy. First race, mile and three-sixteenths— Rian, 106 (Morris), 6 to 1, won; T&piola, 94 (Koerner), 16 to 1. second; Merry Acrobat, 99 (Pendergast), 7 to 2, third. Time, 2:091-6. Town Moore fell. Second race, live and one-half furlongs— Roommate, 115 (Troxler), 5 to 2, won; Mattie H., 105 (Pottering), 16 to 1, sec ond; Alcantara, 110 (McIntyre), 8 to o. third. Time, 1:08 4-5. Third race, steeplechase, short course— Light's* Out, 155 (Pemberton), 14 to 5, won; Golden Link, 100 (Rice), 3 to 1, second; Rip, 169 (Boyle), 2 to 1, third. Tlnae, 3:25 2-5. Dick Time fell. Fourth race, mile and three-sixteenths— Big Bow, 103 (Dealy), 20 to 1, won; Little Elkin. 106 (Morris), 7 to 5. second; Iole, 104 (Farrow), 30 to 1, third. Time, 2:03 3-5. Fifth race, mile and one-sixteenth—El liott, 113 (Daly). 9 to 10, won; Attllla, 112 (Ijowe), 5 to 2, second; Yorkshire Lad, 106 (Perratt), 7 to 2, third. Time, 1:50 1-5. Sixth race, five and one-half furlongs— Emergency, 107 (Smith), 9 to 20. won; Roblnhood, 102 (C. Morris), 4 to 1, second; Quinn Brady, 98 (Wishard), 25 to 1, third. Time, 1:07 3-5. Seventh race, seven furlongs—Water Dog, 98 (Perratt), 9to 10, won; Polly Prim, 94 (O'Bert). 4 to 5, second; Cambridge, 101 (Finn), 4 to 1, third. Time, 1:30. City Park Entries. First race, three and a half furlongs, purse—‘Kara ma, Denigre, Rudy. Little Boot. Knocker Kerky, Reside. 113; Anna Ruskin, Lens, Chllhowee, Odd Trick, Lathrop. 110. Second race, mile and one-sixteenth, selling—Pathos, 114; Trogon, 111; Father D., The Don, 109; Derry. Filler, Little Boy, Colin George. Nom De Plume, Try on, 106; Red Ruler, Brushton, Algonquin, 304; Harpoon, 101. Third race, seven furlongs, selling— Royal legend, 107; Little Red, Covina, Baron Esher, Twenty Shot, 104; Azellna, Grosgraln, 102; Signal Light, 99; Regale, 95; Muldoon, Hallie Sherman, Miss Nan nie L., Miss Layman, 90. Fourth race, six furlongs, handicap— Monet, 126; Careless, 114; Devout, Thes pian, 110; Huzzah, 104; Anne Davis, 9S; Nattie Bumppo, 95; Mint Boy, Lela Duffy, Astarlta, 90. Fifth race, mile and seventy yards, purse—Alma Dufour, 119; Grenade, 111; Florlzel, Dr. Nowlin. Mammon, 100; Car dona, 104; Goldmate, 94. 8i*th race, six and a half furlongs, selling—Orly II., 113; Rockaway. Father Talent. Ill; Quinn Brady, 103; Bellestrome, 301; French Nun, Merllngo, 91. Sevenjth race, seven and a half furlongs —Techemlngo, Don Fonso, Tarp, 110; Maj. Duncan, 107; Rurnolette, Oak Grove, Eve lyn, J. Minnehaha, Telepathy, 105; Rod Ruby, Jurist, Judge Parker, 102; Beauti ful Bess, Mary Morris, 100. IS GOING ABROAD. Mrs. Grace Taggart Will Spend Some Time In Paris. Cincinnati, January 15.—The Times Star today publishes a story to the effect that Mrs. Grace Taggart, who was to have appeared in the Wooster court to day in connection with her recent divorce from Capt. E. F. Taggart, U. S. A., is on board the steamship Cedric with her two sons en route to Europe. She Is said to have booked as Mrs. Grace Thompson, and was accompanied by a trained nurse. The arrangements for her sailing are said to have been made by her friends without her knowledge, and that she was aite.rwardB persuaded to make the trip abroad in order to be out of Captain Tag gart’s reach until after his departure for the Philippines. The party is en route to Paris, where fiends have arranged for a visit of uncertain length. GED in wood in perfect ly-ventilated, sanitary warehouses, where the temperature is kept exact the year around. I That is one reason why is so delightful of flavor, so pleasing in aroma; so smooth; soT^WAY altogether fine. LEWIS 66 Above RYE never varies. £-VERY Thing AsIc for it next time and you’ll ask for it always. _____— STRAUSS, FRITZS CO., Diatillera,CINCINNATI. O. OUR SPECIALTIES Heart Flooring I Heart Fencin Heidt-Nelson Coal and Lumber Co. Phones 943 Avenue £ and 17th Street IS ARRAIGNED ON ROBBERV CHARGE Mayo Denies Complicity in Thomaston Affair YOUNG MAN IS FOUND DEAD J Russell Haynes Confesses to the Kill ing of Arthur Whatley During a Quarrel Over the Owner ship of a Dog. ‘■lelma. January ID.—(Special.)—Deputy United States Marshal Waite brought to Selma fiom Linden, Marengo county, this morning, Frank Mayo, the white man charged with the robbery of the post office at Thomaston last week. Mayo was n: rested by Constable T. H. Bledso of Thomosloii the morning after the rob bery of the postofflce, there oelng every Indication of his having committed the robbery. The tracks leading from tthe blacksmith shop to the postofflce, the tools with which the safe was blown open having heen taken from the shop, corresponded exactly with those of Mayo, who had been loafing around Thomaston for some weeks and 'had been doing odd Jobs In the blacksmith shop. Postofflce Inspector Thiele swore out the warrant against Mayo before United Slates Commissioner Dunlap In Mobile, and charged 'him with having taken $S3 In money order funds, $25 in postal funds and $77 worth of stamps. None of the money or the stamps were found in Mayo’s effects, but In searching ihls be longings there were found a hat and quilt taken from a store In Thomaston, some samples missed by Mr. Monroe Gus dorf. a Selma traveling man who had employed Mayo to assist him in packing his trunks, a gold watch and other arti cles. On being arraigned before a Jus tice of the peace for the theft of the arti cles from the store, Mayo acknowledged his guilt and wins fined $50 and sen tenced to six months in Jail. He 'has de nied Ills guilt of having robbed the post I office, but the web of evidence is very strong against him. i ms anernoon Mayo was arraigned before United States Commissioner T. D. Lloyd in this city, and at the request of the authorities the case against him was set for Thursday at 1 o'clock, at which It Is expected that Che United States dis trict attorney will be present to prose cute the case. Mayo was seen by the Age-Herald's 1 epresentatlve ns he sat In the office of Commissioner Lloyd. Asked if he wanted to say anything about the postoffice rob bery, he said that he only wanted to slate that he was not guilty and expected to prove it. He says he came originally from Boston and has been south eight years. He Is a machinist and came south when the Mobile and Ohio road was built from Artesla to Montgomery, being an engineer on the derrick. He has lived in Aberdeen and Columbus, Miss., and claims to have been a member of the fire department in the latter place. He has a wife in Mississippi, from whom he separated some years ago. Letters were found on his person that indicate he has been in trouble before, and it is believed he Is an escape from the Ohio peniten tiary. Young Man Found Dead. Saturday night about 10 o’clock F. C. Evans, who lives in the neighborhood of Soapstone, but just across in Lowndes county, was stopped by some negroes and | told that the body of a man was lying j in the road near the house of Hugh Hardy. The body proved to be that of Arthur Whatley, a son of Thomas What ley of this city, and a brother-in-law of Hugh Haynes of Lowndes county, who lives about a quarter of a mile from where j the body whb found. There were two pistol wounds in the groins of the dead man, and he had evi dently been dead three or four hours. The supposition that prevailed was that some negroes had shot Mr. Whatley from ambush, hut Sunday morning Russel Haynes, the 19-year-old son of Hugh Haynes, stated that he had shot Mr. Whatley. Young Haynes, stated that he had quarreled with Whatley about a dog the latter had of his, and had told him either to pay him for the dog or to give him the animal. In the quarrel that en sued young Haynes fired the shots that resulted in Whatley’s death. Haynes sur rendered to the sheriff at 'Haynevllle. Whatley was about 27 years of age and is married. His sister married Hugh Haynes several years ago. Russel Haynes Is a son of Hugh Haynes by a former marriage. Grand Jury Empaneled. The city court convened today, Judge J. W. Mabry presiding, and juries were drawn including a grand jury as fol lows : Henry Jones, foreman; Lock Brady, G. E. Hewaton, W. H. Dudley, Blanchard Cook. L. G. Clark. S. E. Macon. L. D. Powers. Thomas Dungan. Robert Hai*vey, i W. E. HarriBon. J. H. Robbins. Jr.. Thom ! as G. Gayle. Frank N. Scott. C. G. North rip, E. \V. Ikerman, J. F. Y. Cosby and | R. A. King. j Civil jury cases will be tried this week, and the criminal docket will be sounded next week. Solicitor J. F. Thompson is in the city and is assisting the grand jury in its work. Local and General. There was a Rlight freight wreck this I morning about 1 o’clock on the South* eiu railway about four miles from Selma at Brantley’s switch. Some miscfreant had thrown the switch during the night and freight train No. 8. northbound, ran into the open switch. The engine was de railed and required about an hour to clear the track. The midnight trains were delayed by the accident. At Peeks' Mill, in Lowndes county, a short distance from the Dallas county line. Saturday night George Flowers shot and killed Charles Williams. Both are negroes. Just what the shooting was about is not known, hut Williams’ body was filled with a load of buckshot from Flower's gun. death resulting instantly. L. Lamar left this afternoon for New York to be gone ten days. G. W. Ruck, postmaster at Thomaston, was a visitor to the city today, having come to be present at the trial before the United StateR commissioner of the white man accused of blowing open the post office safe last week. ANNUAL REPORT OF FIRE CHIEF WALTON Continued from Fifth Page) old hook and ladder truck from four to six ,and I 'have appointed one man as fire hydrant inspector, he to make regu lar inspections and repairs to fire hy drants monthly, making a total of twenty men added to the department. There were two automatic steamer heaters purchased and installed at engine houses 3 and 5. The equipment called for by tho re maining clauses of the agreement which have not been complied with, has been ordered and will be installed as soon as possible. Horses. During the year I have turned over to the street department four horses which were unfit for fire service. In return I have received one good horse from the street department. While responding to an alarm one of my best horses fell, striking Its head on a car track and was killed instantly. At present there are three horses in the hospital. Since taking charge of the department on August 1 I have instituted and pro pose to maintain regular drills and ladder practice, which I think will he of great benefit to the maji and to the department as a whole. The city now has In service 328 fire hydrants. Building Inspection. During the past year I have had one man from my department to accompany the building inspector of the Southeastern Tariff association on his regular tours of inspection both in the residence and busi ness sections of the city. I think there is much good to be derived from these Inspections as the inspectors have found and reported numbers of flues and chim neys in had condition, and also notified owners to have same repaired at once. Buildings—I recommend that engine house r/o. 2, located at Avenue D and Nineteenth street, he remodeled and thoroughly overhauled. The present condi tion of this building is deplorable and something should he done to it at once. Engine house No. 4. located on Twen ty-fourth street, between Second and Third avenues, is entirely too small. I recommend that another building of the same size except that it he twenty feet longer, he constructed on the north side of the present one. The quarters at this station are entirely Inadequate to ac commodate the men and equipment at present stationed there. I recommend that the old building used by hose company No. 6. located at Third avenue and Fifteenth street, be replaced wlt*h an entirely new building. Some few months ago the board appropriated $400 for the purpose of repairing this building, hut after a thorough investigation I found that it would be impracticable to expend this amount on it, consequently I only made repairs that were absolutely necessary. Equipment—I recommend that the city purchase a water tower, same to be placed in service In the down town dis trict. This will enable us to a great ex tent to cope with large fires much better than at present and no department is con sidered first-class without this necessary piece of equipment. Service Trucks. I further recommend that the city pur- I chase two service trucks, one to be lo- I cated on the north and one on t'he south | sldeB of the city, for better protection to | the residence districts. As it is now we are sadly in need of ladders for this purpose, the only ones we now have to depend upon being one 12-foot and one 10 foot carried on each 'hose wagon. We frequently have fires on the North and South Highlands necessitating the use of a thirty or forty foot ladder, and it is impossible to take the big aerial trucks, which were recently ordered, to these districts, while light service trucks could be used tn great advantage both In the residence and husiness districts. T further recommend that the city pur chase one-third size Metropolitan engine, same to be placed at station No. 7, lo cated at Avenue H and Eleventh street. We have a vast amount of valuable prop erty to protect in this district, especially on the Highlands and at Glen Iris, and the water pressure there Is absolutely insufficient to give the necessary protec tion without a steamer. Ten Horses Needed. Horses—I further recommend that the city purchase at least ten horses at once, some of this number to relieve old horses that are unfit for this service, and others to relieve good horses now in service which are badly in need of rest. If enough extra horses were kept on hand at all times to relieve the regular horses after several consecutive runs it would be a great saving to the city as It would considerably lengthen the lives of these horses. We should also have a suitable place near the city where all sick, dis abled and run-down horses could be kept and properly cared for. I do not believe that tihe cost of maintaining such a place would be as large as the amount paid annually to veterinary surgeons and for horse hire. Fire Hydrants—I recommend that tire hydrants be placed on every corner In the residence sections of the city, especially on the North and South Highlands, as ■they are every two blocks apart in these sections and in many localities from three to five blocks apart. Overhead Wires—I recommend that the city compel, as soon ns practicable, all street railway companies, electric com panies and telephone ami telegraph com panies to plaee their wires underground In the. congested district of the city. As they are at present there Is hardly a building In the down town district where we can raise our ladders without their coming In contact with these wires and endangering the lives of the men. Some precautions should be taken In regard to this al once. Telephones. Telephone System—As we have very few | fire alarm boxes, the majority of alarms I are received by telephone. All of the tele phones at the several stations are eon Eruption Broke Out in Spots All Over Body—Caused a Continual Itching for Two Years—Doctor’s Medicine Did no Good—Cured at Expense of only $1.25 and Now THANKS CUTICURA FOR COMPLETE CURE “Some time ago I wrote you for a book on the Cuticura Remedies and received it O. K. and went and bought the Soap,Ointment, and Pills. They did me more good than any medicine I ever used. They cured me of my skin disease, and I am very thankful to you. My trouble was eruption of the skin, which broke out in spots all over my body, and caused a continual itching which nearly drove me wild at times. I got medicine of a doctor, but it did not cure me, and when I saw in a paper vour ad.. I sent to you for the Cuticura book ana I studied my case in it. I then went to the drug store and bought one cake of Cuticura Soap, one box of Cu ticura Ointment, ana one vial of Cuti cura Pills. From the first application I received relief. I used the first set and two extra cakes of Cuticura Soap, and was completely cured. I had suffered for two years, and I again thank Cuticura for my cure. If you wish, you may publish this. Your friend forever, ClaudeN. Johnson, Maple Grove Farm, R. F. D. 2, Walnut Kan., June 15, 1905.” ITCH! ITCH! ITCH! Scratch! Scratch! Scratch! Thie is the condition of thousands of skin-tor tured men, women, and children, who may be instantly relieved and speedily cured by warm baths with Cuticura Soap and gentle applications of CuticuraOint ment, the great Skin Cure, and mild doses of Cuticura Resolvent Pills, when physicians and all else fail. Sold throughout th* world. Cuticura Po.p, Me., Olnt-' mem, 50c., Kaaolvent, 30c. Ma form of Chocolata Coatad Pills, 23c. per vial of 60), mar be had of all druggieta. A elrg'.e set often cure*. Potter I)rug A CAeaa. Corp., 8*1% Prop*., Boaton, Mas* I *T~ Mailed Fra*, "Ail About Lka Skin, Scalp, and Bair. * f( LOVEMAN, JOSEPH £. LOEB. LOVEMAN, JOSEPH & LOEB. LOVEMAN, JOSEPH & LOEB. r he Embroidery Sale An Emphatic Success 1 npHE FACT THAT YESTERDAY WAS THE GREATEST Embroidery Day ^ that the Big Store has ever experienced, means a great deal to us— and incidentally quite a great deal to you. For instance, it means that our Annual Embroidery Sale started off under the happiest auspices. It testifies to the superb display of goods that are here—five times as much as in any other sale—more than five times as much as any other store can show. It is also good evidence on the face of it that the women of Birmingham and vicinity recognize and appreciate bargains. We could, perhaps, sell a great many bargains by sheer force of advertising, but to sell as many as passed out of these stores Monday, we must be able to convince every cus tomer that comes here that the goods are new and fresh; that the imported embroideries are the very finest and that the prices are so low that every lady must take them at once. Monday’s success proves all this. And when the proof is so positive, and the endorsement so spontaneous, we can’t help but value it more highly. The Embroidery Sale is one of the timeliest sales we have held for months. It comes right at the time when spring sewing is uppermost in women’s minds—when every careful wife and mother is planning or making the dresses or other wearables which will be worn during the coming spring and summer. This partly accounts for the crowds of Monday. But the immense display of goods, the freshness and newness of the stock, and the remarkable lowness of prices—all these were factors, also. nected on one line, so they may all re ceive the alarm at the same time. This system has proven very unsatisfactory for many reasons, the most Important one being that when the 'phone rings the mart on watch at each station answers It, thereby confusing and in some instances causing delay and misunderstanding re garding the location of the tire. I recom mend that the city have installed at cen tral station a telephone switchboard with day and night operators whereby one man will receive the alarms and transmit same immediately to companies in whose dis trict the fire is located. This recommen dation should be complied with at once, as a few seconds some times means thou sands of dollars to the citizens and tax payers. AMUSEMENTS ► 4 AT THE JEFFERSON. * ► This afternoon and night—“The -* ► School Girl.” -* ► Wednesday afternoon and night— 4 ► “Robin Hood.” 4 ► Thursday afternoon and night— 4 »• Yorke and Adams in “Bankers and -< ► Brokers.” 4 ► Friday afternoon and night—“The a <- Duke of Killicrankie.” 4 *- Saturday afternoon and night— 4 ► John Griffith in “Richard III.” 4 ► -♦-— 4 ► AT THE BIJOU. « ► - -• ► * ► All the week, with matinees Tues- 4 ► day, Thursday and Saturday—"The 4 ► Millionaire Detective.” 4 ► 4 “The School Girl" Mus-ic lovers, it is said, will enjoy pleas ant performances at the Jefferson the atre this afternoon and tonight, when the London and New York musioal success, “The School Girl,” comes here for the first lime. Among the numbers which will be heapd are: “When I Was a Girl,” “My Little Canoe,” “Litttle Girl, You’ll Do,” “Needle In a Haystack,” “Call 'Round Again,” “Simpler,” “Sweet San-o-oo,” “My Cozy Corner Girl,” “Black and White.” “ ’Cause I’m Cute,” “American Girls,” “1 Love You All the Time,” and “Give Me Back My Dime.” Another special feature of “The School Girl” will be its scenery, painted by Jo seph Marker, England's celebrated scenic artist. It depicts the convent and lawn at Plassy, an open stock exchange in Pari/*, and an artist's studio, which is later transformed into a ball room scene. In speaking of the performance the San Antonio Express of December 28 said: “A brilliant audience, filling practically every available seat in the house, greet ed ‘Thp School Girl’ at the Grand last night, and the tuneful musical comedy, the music for which w;is written by Leslie Stuart, was heartily enjoyed. The comedy is somewhat out of the ordinary, with plenty of rollicking mirth and music, but without much of the rough-and-tumble sort of humor.” “Robin Hood." The Smith & DeKoven comic opera, “Robin Hood,” which will be sung at the Jefferson tomorrow afternoon and night, possesses more quaint characters, per haps. than any comic opera of the pres ent day. The opera itself is, of course, based on the well-known legends of early Eng lish history, and in the main has to do with the life and adventures of that fam ous outlaw chief, Robin Hood. Other characters almost equally as well known are Sir Tristram Testey, sheriff of Not tingham; Alan-a-Dale, the romantic lov er of the Maid Annabel; Will Scarlett, Marian, daughter of Ix>rd Fitzwalter, af terwards the fair Maid Marian; Dam' Durden, keeper of the inn on the borders of the famous Sherwood forest, the home of the outlaw chieftain, Robin Hood, and his merry band; Little John, Friar Tuck and Guy of Gisborne. Yorke and Adams. Pincus & Plonsky.bankers; Lulu Larch mont, the Florida nightingale; Senor San tos Colozo, a frightfully jealous Bra zilian millionaire; Billy Doobs, the office boy; B. Dunne Goode, the retired banker, and Wood B. Holmes, Molly Sweet's guardian, are some of the principal char acters in "Bankers and Brokers.” the new musical comedy in w’hich Yorke and Adams will appear at the Jefferson the atre next Thursday matinee and night. Seats are now on sale. A bargain day matinee will be given. “The Duke of Killicrankie." "The Duke of Killicrankie” was ad mitted to be the blue ribbon success of last season in London. England, and New York. This delightful comedy will be at the Jefferson theatre next Friday matinee and night, presented by a company head ed by Miss Rose Coghlan. The entire | equipment from the Empire theatre will be used. The play is frem the pen of' Capt. Robert Marshall, who wrote "His Excellency the Governor," "A Royal Fam ily" and "The Second in Command." The sale of seats will commence next Wednesday morning. John Griffith. John Griffith, the tragedian, has en joyed a successful tour in his production of "Richard III.," which he will present at the Jefferson theatre next Saturday afternoon and night. “The Millionaire Detective.” Birmingham theatregoers learned to to like Howard Hall when he played at the Bijou theatre in "The Man Who Dares." East season he gave a good performance, but was not so fortunate in the choice of his play. This season he has scored a remarkable success in a melodrama that is unique in conception, well written, well staged and well acted. In fact, "The Millionaire Detective," de spite its rather unprepossessing name, is a powerful play, and as presented at the Bijou theatre last night proved to be a genuine novelty. The old situations have . been abrogated and something new sub stituted. It is true that at times the ae I tion of the play is grossly exaggerated, I but that is a desideratum in melodrama i and never fails to make its appeal to a ! certain part of the audience which thirsts for the bizarre in theatricals. Mr. Hall is an exception among melo drama actors in that he seldom rants. He has intelligence, sympathy and force. He understands the art of acting and is much superior to the heroes one usually finds in such productions. His posing is not distasteful in the sort of play that he presents and his histrionic ability is at times marked. The company as a whole is better than the average melodrama organization. The action was at times strenuous and heated, j but the various characters were inter preted with some degree of histrionic success and the performance as a whole was pleasing. Thrf comedy features were enjoyable. The clever vaudeville special ties introduced by M. B. Streeter and Blanche Bryan were enthusiastically en cored. Mr. Streeter also took a Juvenile role, which he made comical "The Millionaire Detective" is to be praised for the care with which it has been staged. Novelties in stage mechan ism and electrical effects added to the in ! terest which the play arouses. One of i the most effective scenes ' showed a "home electric resuscitator," which is ! used to hoodwink the bad element of the play by apparently restoring two dead men to life. The plot Is rather Intricate and is woven about a trio of characters which are played at alternate times by Mr. Hall, including that of a broker, an English lord and a detective. It is needless to say that the celebrated detective is ready for every emergency and triumphs over all his enemies. He Is then united to the "girl" and the story is ended. The play is a departure from the usual run of melodrama, which is sure to prove popular at the Bijou. GRAND CIRCUIT STEWARDS. Will Adopt Fixed or Arbitrary Method of Racing. New York, January 15.—The stewards of the grand circuit (harness racing) held an adjourned meeting today and elected George Hale of Binghampton presiding judge fer the coming season, and Robert N. Newton of Yorkvllle, III., starting judge. A committee of three which had been j appointed at the last meeting, consisting of C. M. Jewett, Deforest Settle and Sec retary Moon, presented a report, which •*et forth that It was the sense of the association that owing to the demand In local conditions it is expedient for the grand circuit to adopt a fixed or arbitrary method of racing, and owing to the diver sion of cpinkn obtaining among the mem Ui i\. as to the entrance fees that the rules i of the National Trotting association I should be followed. A committee of three on rules was appointed to confer with a ! like committee of the National Trotting I association and the American Trotting association. It consisted of C. K. G. Blll ir.gs of Memphis. H. K. Devereaux of Cleveland and G. R. Bentley of Buffalo. CASHIER KILLS HIMSELF. Was Also Superintendent of Sunday | School In Wadley, Ga. Wadley, Ga.. January 15.—E. L. Humph rey. cashier of the Bank of Wadley and superintendent of the Sunday school, shot himself to death at 8 o’clock this morning. The bullet entered the neck. Mr. Humphrey leaves a wife and four children. The cause of his suicide Is not known. President Rentz gave out the following statement: “We have examined the books of the bank and have not found a single dis crepancy. There is no shortage as far as we can discover, though in justice to Mr. Humphrey’s family we have wired State Treasurer Park to send us a bank examiner, and we have also wired for %n expert accountant. ■' ■ ■— 111 "1 MANAGER VAUGHAN DUE TO ARRIVE TODAY Announcement Made of the Leader’® Movements—New Business Man ager Has Been Secured. Manager Harry Vaughan will, it is ex pected, arrive in Birmingham today. The leader of the Birmingham baseball team has been expected for several days, but the announcement was made yesterday that he would certainly reach the city today. Information has also been received that Manager Vaughan has concluded nego tiations with Clarence Huggins to assume the position of business manager of the club. For years Huggins was business manager of the St. Paul club of the American association. He is a brother of Miller Huggins, second basemen of the Cincinnati team. He is an authority on baseball in every form, and his acquisition will assist Manager Vaughan in many ways. The securing of Huggins means that Vaughan will devote his entire time to the management of the club, looking af ter the players and directing plays and signals. The arrival of Vaughan will set at rest many rumors concerning the Iden tity of players reputed to have been signed. It will be definitely known whether or not Blankenship, Tamsett and other men said to have been secured have been signed. 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