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STETSONS b $3.50, $4.00, $5.00 Are selling at THE STEIN WAY PIANO Has a reputation founded on the re corded judgement of the world’s greatest artists of two generations and the combined opinion of the most eminent musical and scientific ex perts. It is known every where as The Standard Piano of the World \ Jesse French Piano & Organ Co. SOLE DISTRIBUTORS 2018 Second Avenue. Birmingham. Ala. J, H. Holcombe, Manager. Feeding a Furnace With Poor Coal is An Expensive Job The thing’s appetite is insatiable and the result •seems to be smoke and ashes. Our Good Clean Coal for furnaces burns # steadily, slowly and surely. It costs you less to produce the same results that other kinds of coal give, consequently it is the most eco nomical Coal to buy. / Call Phone 1026 The Birmingham Ice Factory. GOOD-TON-FULL-TON-RUSH-TON. WESLEYAN COLLEGE and CONSERVATORY MACON, GEORGIA Spring term opens February 1st, with few vacancies in dormitories and classes. Music festival and art exhibit in April. Catalogues Free DuPONT GUERRY, Pres. OUR SPECIALTIES Heart* Flooring I Heart Fendni Heidt-Nelson Coal and Lumber Co. Phones 943 Avenue E and 17th Street OUR. BUSINESS IS Selling, Renting and Repairing Typewriters, Can't We Serve You? 0W1NG5 TYPEWRITER CO. Phone 721. 2105 Second Avenue. Birmingham boiler works, Manufacturers and Builders complete BLAST FURNACES, STAND PIPES, STEEL CHIMNEYS, TANKS. STEEL CONSTRUCTION IN ALL BRANCHES, INCLUDINGS JAILS. In our Repair Department we ma ke a specialty of repairing and testing all kinds of boilers and structural wo rk. Both ’Pho nes 1139, Office and Works—Fortieth St reet and Tenth Avenue. North. “A FAIR FACE MAY PROVE A FOUL BAR GAIN.” MARRY A PLAIN GIRL IF SHE USES SAPOLIO REAJ THE AGE-HERALD-ALL THE NEWS VENABLE AGREES , TO MAKE ADDRESS PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA ACCEPTS INVITATION FOR ALABAMA COM MENCEMENT. University, January 24_(Special.)—A few days ago a telegram was received from President Francis P. Venable of the University of North Carolina accepting the Invitation extended him to deliver the celebration oration at the coming commencement. His acceptance aliHWt completes the plans of the programme committee, which has given out the fol lowing as a programme for the approach ing celebration. Sunday, May 27, 11 a. m.—Commence ment sermon, W. H. P. Faunce, D. D., president of Brown University, Provi dence, R. I. Monday. May 28, 10 a. m.—Welcome ad dress for the state. Gov. William I), Jelks, Montgomery, Ala.; for the university. President John W. Abercrombie, Univer sity; for the Society of the Alumni, Presi dent W. Hill Ferguson, Birmingham, Ala. 11 a. m.—Greetings by representatives of other institutions. 4 p. m.—Baseball game. 8 to 11 p. in., president's reception. Tuesday, May 29, 9 to 11 a. tu.—Busi ness meeting of the Society of the Alumni. 11 a. m.—Oration before the Society of the Alumni. 1 p. m.—Alumni banquet, 4 p. m,—Baseball game. 8 to 10 p. nu—De bate by Alumni representatives of the Erosophlc and Philomathic societies. 10 p. m.—Class reunions. Wednesday, May 30, 10 a., m.—Academic procession. 10:15 a. m.—Orations by mem bers of the Senior Class. 11 a. m.—Cele bration oration, by F. P. Venable, Ph. D.. LL. D„ president University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. 12 m.—Con ferring of Degrees, by the president of the university. 4 p. in.—Baseball game. 9 p. m.—University reception. The Erosophio Literary society. In or der to stimulate interest in oratory, has recently decided to offer a gold medal of $10 value to the one of Its members delivering the best oration at a contest which the society will hold some time in the near future. The contestants, who must be bona fide members of the Eroso phlc, will be limited to ten minutes in tilieir efforts. More than usual interest is being man ifested in the approaching game of foot ball between the freshmen and sopho mores, which is schedule! to take place on the 3rd of February. Both teams are hard at work under their respective coaches, Ianier and Burks, and each ag gregation is rounding Into good shape. From all Indications the teams seem about evenly matahed. The young ladles of the university will give an entertainment in Clark hall Fri day night for the benefit of the Young Women's Christian association. It will be in the form of an "Old Maids' Conven tion," and It promises to be highly enter taining, from the many dashes of local color which are said to abound in the performance. RECORD OF COURTS A verdict of not guilty was returned by the jury In the first division of the crim inal court yesterday In the case of Mat tie Pitts and Queenle Boswell, negro wom en, charged with holding up and robbing a white man. The women were defended by Attorney Hugh C. Crane, Charles Weaver and D. B. Anderson, The man who made the original charge against the women was the principal witness for the prosecution, and a large number of witnesses were Introduced by the defense for the purpose of proving alibis for the women. The matter was argued and went to the Jury about S o’clock, and the verdict was brought Into the court about 5 o’clock, the women being found guiltless. The case of W. A. Stonecypher, indicted for criminal assault, was taken up in the I criminal court after the case of the negro women had been given to the jury. Some time was lost In getting a Jury, It being almost the hour of adjournment before any headway had been made in that direc tion. Stonecypher's case Is of unusual Inter est to the deputy sheriffs of Jefferson county. It was stated yesterday that* af ter the charge on which he Is being tried was made against him some months ago. several deputies started to search for him. They succeeded In locating him In dense woods In the northern part of tho county, but he evaded them and entered the mountains of St. Clair county. Chief Deputy Sheriff Stradford and Dep uty James Mullin followed him Into St. ! Clair county, continuing on the trail ,mgh a heavy downpour of rain all of day and night. They lost him, liow . ., r, and returned to Birmingham. Mul lin caught cold in the rain. It developed Into a more serious malady and he died as a result. Stonecypher was caught asleep In a cave soifie time later, and has been In the county Jail awaiting trial ever since. A large number of misdemeanor eases were tried In the second division of the criminal court yesterday. The cases on the docket in that division for today are as follows: A. W. Smith, assault and battery: Henry Wilson, assault and battery; B. F. Tur ner. assault and battery; Mary Pressley, assault and Wittery with a weapon; Pearl Jones, assault and battery with a weapon; Lee Byars, assault and battery; Charles Doland, abustve language; Tom Dolan, abusive language; John H. Hollis, assault and battery; Morgan Kerr, assault and battery with a weapon. The cases on the docket In the first division of the criminal court, which may bo called for trial today, are as follows: Will Twitty, murder; Houston Hawkins, robbery, and Henry Jones, murder. The clerks In the criminal court have , been flooded with work the past three, weeks, owing to the mass of business handled by the court. For some days past they have been working overtime In an effort to catch up before tile report of the grand Jury brings In a fresh ana heavy batch of work. Last night all the attaches of the office were at work tor several hours after supper, and It is prob able this extra work will be necessary for several days to come. The following business was transacted In the olty court yesterday, in the sec ond division, before Judge Ferguson: C. Clark vs. Henry Baker, Judgment of the lower court quashed. Phoenix Carriage company vs. T. M. Hart, dismissed for want of prosecu tion. Powers, Little & Co. vs. the Southern Railway company, Judgment for the plaintiff In the sum of $37.60. C. L. Drake vs. E. C. Bondurant, set tled amicably, and dismissed. Leo Ackerman vs. the Birmingham Water Works company, non-suit taken by the plaintiff. Harry Bolinsky & Co. vs. Phoenix Auc tion company, Judgment for the defend ant. Luther C. Tumlin vs. the Louisville and Nashville Railroad company. Judgment by consent for $200. A. B. Vandergrift & Co. V, the Ala bama Creat Southern Railroad company, Judgment for the defendant. In the first division of the city court before Judge Senn the damage milt of W. H. bandrop vs. the Bessemer Trust and Banking company ta on trial. It will doubtless be concluded today. The following cases are on the docket for today in the first division of the city court, there being no docket for the second division: James H. Phelps pro ami vs. the Bir mingham Loan company et al: William t„ Aliller vs. R. I,. Bean; Mrs. E. C. Brown vs. the Birmingham Railway, bight and Power company; Charles N. Pritchard vs. C. Johnson. - * The following new suits were tiled in the city court yesterday afternoon: Elizabeth Brooks vs. the Birmingham Railway, bight and Power company, dam ages to the extent of $10,000. on the alle gation that plaintiff was forcibly thrown to the ground and painfully and severely Injured while trying to alight from one of the oars of the defendant company November 6. 1906. Albert Wheeler rs. the Tutwller Coal, Coke and Iron company. The platntlu sues for damages to the extent of $1999. alleging that on and about January "4. 1906, he owned certain lands In this coun ty, and that several creeks or other streams of good pure water traversed these lands. He alleges In his petition that the defendant company, through Its agents, servants or employes, caused rock, pieces of ore and stone, coal dust, and stagnant water and other polluting matter to be thrown Into the creeks and streams, causing the water to be polluted and otherwise rendered unpure. Prank C. Powell vs. the Birmingham Water Work company, damages to the extent of $6000. The petition alleges that the plaintiff contracted with defendant company for a supply of water, and paid for the service for one quarter In ad vance, that the service was begun, but that the defendant company suddenly and without cause, shut off the supply, causing trouble and annoyance to the plaintiff, wherefore he prays for damages In the sum mentioned. Angelo Brusa, pro ami, buigla Brusa vs. the Little Cahaba Coal company, damages to the extent of $19,000. Lulgia Brusa, mother of Angelo Brusa, also sues the same defendant, praying for $2000 dam ages. The suits are grounded on the same basts, the allegations being to the effect that Angela Brusa. a minor, was employed by the defendant, was directed to do a dangerous piece of work, and that he whs badly hurt and shocked by being struck by a heavy piece of rock or ore or coal which fell from the roof of a mine, near Piper, in Bibb county. A decree was handed down yesterday by Chancellor Benners, In the chancery court, fn the case of William M. Walker, ad ministrator, vs. Virginia T. Walker. The decree authorizes t'he sale of certain real estate in Birmingham. S. H. Bush yesterday entered suit in the chancery court against the Mayor and Aldermen of Birmingham, in an effort to enjoin the city from selling certain real estate for the payment of assess ments made for street improvements. The following business was transacted yesterday in the circuit court: James Murry vs. the Kansas City, Mem phis and Birmingham Railroad company, dismissed for want of prosecution on the part of the plaintiff. W. R. Formby vs. the W'estern Union Telegraph company, dismissed for want of prosecution, owing to the absence of the plaintiff. John Qlover vs. the Birmingham Rail way, Light and Power company, Judg ment for the defendant. Robertson Grocery company vs. Alpha K. Banks, judgment for the defendant. Suit for $10,000 damages was entered in the circuit court yesterday by the Bir mingham Lot company against J. H. Dean. The plaintiff alleges a breach of contract. The following cases are on the docket _of the circuit court <f0r today: Board of Trustees of the University of Alabamd vs. M. M. Nichols. Francis K. Hinton, administratrix, vs. the Birmingham Railway, Light and Power company. Dolly Moore vs. the Birmingham Rail way, Light and Power company. Frank Washington vs. W. H. Graham. J. P. Lantznester vs. the Alabama Na tional bank. Papers were filed in the probate court yesterday giving notice of a change of name of the John V. Coe Llimber com pany. The company will In future be known as the Birmingham Lumber and Coal company. Several amendments to the charter were also made. Licenses to marry were Issued yester day at the probate court to the following persons: R. B. Watts and Miss Lila Reed McCor mack; Alfred Earl Williams and Miss Marion Reba Jones; D. P. Harbin and Miss Tula Webb; J. R. Little and Miss Kllen Graham; Peter Smith and Miss Mollie Ezell. ALWAYS ASK FOR “HOSTETTERS” and you get the safest and most re liable remedy ever compounded for the ailments of the Stomach. Liver and Bowels, and the one that Is backed by a phenomenal record of cures. HOSTETTER’S STOMACH BITTERS makes the entire system strong and healthy and thus cures Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Costiveness, Heartburn, Fe male Ills, Colds and Grippe. Try It. 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ELECTION WILL BE UVELY #1ENSLEY Warm Contest Expected Over City Clerk’s Place ELECTION IN FEBRUARY Committees Will Probably Meet To morrow Night to Hear Complaints of Corporations Against , Increases—Licenses. _ i Enslej’, January 24.—(Special.)—As the | time approaches for the election of city I officials by the Mayor and City Council | Interest grows In the probablo result In j several of the offices. , The officers In every department of the , city government will bo elected for the • present year at the last meeting of the council In February, and It is expected that several lively contests will develop before the time of the election. t One of the mosst Important contests will | probably be for the office of city clerk. C, B. Pennington, who was elected to this position a year ago, resigned last fall to accept a position with the Pratt Con solidated Coal company at Mineral Springs and A. E. Arnold was elected to fill the unexplred term. Mr. Arnold has made himself very popular with the city officials and the people generally and It Is understood that he will be In the race for re-election. It Is also understood that he will be opposed by at least one other candidate and It is expected that the race will be very Interesting. It is also understood that Dr. Robins will have one or two opponents In the race for re-election as city physician. As Chief of Police D. F. Sugg was nom inated In the primary for his position he will very likely be replaced at the head of the police department. While no announcements have been made for the other places It 1s thought very probable that several other contests will develop before the time for the elec tion arrives. Committee to Meet, The miscellaneous and judiciary commit tees of the city council will probably meet in joint session at the city hall next Friday night for the purpose of hearing and considering complaints of corpora tions against the increase in the license taxes made In the 19U6 schedule. These complaints were referred to these committees at the last meeting of the city council. It was the Intention of the chairmen of the committees to call the meeting earlier in the week but on ac count of the Inability of some of the per sons Interested to attend, the calling of the meeting has been delayed. tV idle the call has not yet been made definitely It is understood that the session will prob ably be held Friday night. The corporations Whose complaints will be considered are the Birmingham Hall way, Eight and Power company, the two telephone companies, the Birmingham Water Works company and the Standard Oil company. Inspects Postoffice. Homer M. Kintz, assistant superintend ent of the postuflice department at Wash ington, was in the city yesterday and made a personal inspection of the new postoffice building as to its needs in the way of lock boxes and other fixtures. Mr. Kintz expressed himself as well pleased with the progress that Is being made In the showing of tile local office and complimented Postmaster Clayton on the new building soon to be occupied. The walls of the new building have been completed and the finishing work will be pushed to an early completion. It Is the Intention of the contractors to have the building completed and ready for occupancy early in February. Notes and Personals. Mr and Mrs. Joseph Durfee have gone to Cleveland and Buffalo, where they will spend several days with friends and relatives. Before coming to Ensley two or three months ago Mr. Durfee was en gaged in tlie manufacture of steel at Cleveland. A literary society has been organized at Osceola. The organization was per fected last Friday night at a meeting held with Mrs. Lynch at Rising. The society will meet every Friday night anil in teresting programmes will be arranged fur earn meeting. Low Rates VIA On tlit iirst and third Tuesday of each month, the LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY will sell round trip tickets to the West ai. EXTREMELY LOW RATES, lim ited 2t days from date of sale, with stop-overs. I MARDI GRAS LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE RAILROAD COMPANY will sell tick ets to New Orleans, obile and Pensa cola at rate of one fare plus 25 cents for the round trip on February 21st to 26th, 1906, Inclusive, limited to March ! 3rd 1906, and upon payment of a fee of 60 cents tickets may be extended to March 17th, 1906. CHEAP RATES TO CALIFORNIA. ; Th« Louisville and Nashville Railroad company will sell one way second-class j colonist tickets to California common i points from February 15 to April 7, 3905. Inclusive, at rate of $34.50. This rate will also apply to certain points in Arizona. Colorado, New Mexico. Nevada, Utah. W yoming and Texas. For further Information, apply to P. SID JONES, District Passenger Agent. R. G. PIERCE, Traveling Passenger Agent. C. L. WOLF, City Passenger Agent. Phone 825. Blrmlnflham, Ala, THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF ENSLEY With resources of over a quarter of a million dollars offers to its customers every facility consistent with sound banking. MANY PERSONS keep their money in this bank, that they may have it within ready reach when needed for daily use; some keep it her* awaiting opportunities for investment; others, to avoid the risk and annoyance of loaning, keep their money here as a permanent invest ment It will be seen that we accommodate all classes. 4 Per Cent Interest Compounded Semi-Annually on Savings Deposits BANK OF ENSLEY Ramsay & McCormack Robert E. Chadwick, Cashier SOUTHERN RAILWAY. pAn Atlanta, Richmond, Washington, Baltimore, Philadel* rUIV phia, New York and Other Eastern Cities. 4 TRAINS DAILY, BIRMINGHAM TO ATLANTA. (Leave 6:35 a. m., 4:05 p. m., 6:50 p. m., 11:30 p. m.)' ' 2 TRAINS DAILY, BIRMINGHAM TO WASHINGTON. BALTI MORE PHILADELPHIA AND NEW YORK. (Leave 6:35 a. m. and 6:50 p. m.) ELEGANT PULLMAN SLEEPING CARS MODERN DINING CARS SERVICE UNEXCELLED W-H-Tayloe, G-P.A- C.A.Benscoter, A-G.P.A. J.N. Harrison,D.P.A. Washington,D-C. Chattanooga,Tenn. Birmingham, Ala Southern Railway The Direct Route to Florida The Land of the Summer Sun Winter tourist tickets at GreaUly Reduced Prices Now on Sale Elegant Pullman Sleeping Cars, Modern Din ing Cars, with up-to-date Service. W. h. Tayloe, G. P. A. C. A. Benscoter, A. G. P. A Washington, D.C. Chattanooga, Tenn J. N. Harrison, D. P. A., Birmingham, Ala. LOWEST RATES VIA Dates of sale from Birmingham, Feb. 6th and 20th. Round Trips. One Way Rates. Dallas, Tex.$15.00.$12.00 Ft. Worth, Tex. 15.70. 12.50 Houston, Tex. 15.00. 12.00 Galveston, Tex. 16.10. 12.75 San Antonia, Tex. 18.65. 14.45 Oklahoma City, O. T. 16.70. 13.15 Guthrie, O. T. 17.05. 13.55 Shawnee, O. T. 16.15. 12.55 Muskogee, 1. T. 15.00. 11.35 Proportionately low rates to all points in the Southwest. Return limit 21 days- Stop-overs in either direction. F. M. GRIFFITH, T. P. A. J. W. GANN, C. P. A. 1903 First Ave., Birmingham, Ala.