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THE BIRMINGHAM AGE-HERALD.
VOL. 35 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1906. 32 PAGES NO. 2S6 New Arrivals at Pond s Extract, Toilet Preparations. Everything in the line. Spratt’s Malted Puppy Food. Spratt’s Dog Biscuits. Rubber Gloves, $1.25 quality, 79c. $1.00 “ 69c. Figs and Dates in glass jars, hermeti cally sealed. DUFFY’S MALT WHISKEY Quarts, Pints and Half Pints. MURPHY’S MALT WHISKEY Quarts, Pints and Half Pints. JACOBS’ PURE Rtf, $1.00 Best Whiskey for the Money in Alabama. Jacobs’ Pharmacy General Distributors of Abbott’s Rheumatic Cure. 209-211 North Nineteenth Street. . jsuwnK ■luiuiaui M&mr.'mm'irm .rsBsiK- a&i Private Sanitarium for Ladies Mrs. Rosa F. Monnish, M. D. Dr. W. A. Monnish, M. D. Graduates of German and American Colleges and Hospitals, Twentv-five Years’ Experience. Long Distance Phone 1343. 349 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ca. Mew Sleeping Car Line BIRMINGHAM —— TO——= NEW YORK ^Southern Railway THROUGH SLEEPER leaves Birmingham daily at 6:3I> a. m., passes through Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and arrives in New York 1:00 (noon) next day. This sleeper is handled on No. 38, known as the “Washington and Southwestern Limited,’’ which is composed entirely of elegant Pullman Sleeping Cars, Dining Car, Library and Observation Car. For reservation, apply to i J. N. HARRISON, ■ District Passenger Agent, Birmingham, Alabama. L SEABOARD AIR LINE RAILWAY For Atlanta, Raleigh, Richmond, Portsmouth, Washington, Baltimore, » Philadelphia, New York, Boston and all Eastern cities. 5 Double Dally Trains leave Birmingham 6:36 a. m. and 2 10 p. m. Elegant Pullman and Cafe Diners, meals a la Carte. Reservations \ made at Union depot or city office. No. 1927, Woodtvard building, s' For further information address: W. E. CHRISTIAN, A. Q. P. A. CHARLES B. RYAN, O. P. A. Atlanta, Ga. Portsmouth, Va. j JACK W. JOHNSON, D. P. ) i I Phone 2382. Elrmlnaham. Ala. [ g— -:-- —--—___i, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. For Sale at Liberal Discount Stock and Fixtures of the Herzfeld Co., 1020, Broad Street, Selma, Ala. Clean Stock of Shoes, Dress Goods, Men and Ladies’ Furnishings and Etc. In Bulk or by Lots If your typewriter hasn’t a BACK SPACE KEY it is not complete. Densmore Typewriters are complete. W. M. OWINGS TYPEWRITER CO. 2105 Second Avenue. , STIRRING FIGHT OF I — i How He Made Stockyard Bullies Keep Quiet _ PRESENT LIFE IS TOO DULL! Man Who Whipped Leader of Rowdy Gang and Abollahed Nuisance In Early Years Longa for Some Excitement From the Washington Times. "The manager of a theatre hasn't much to do these days, compared with the way It used to be. I’ve seen times when you had to qualify for the prise ring before you dared to undertake the bossing of a show house. I’m getting soft with in activity.” He is the manager of one of the new theatres in New York, and about all he is required to do is to wear evening ; clothes said once In a while discharge u , Janitor. But he has shoulders under his evening coat that are good for “roughing it,” and his arm is like a turned bar of oak. ”1 got into the theatrical business In a curious way,” he went on. "I’d led a mis cellaneous kind of a life—freight brake man, superintendent of a rolling mill, pat ent medicine faker, private detective and a number of other diversified vocations— and had developed a good deal of muscle and some general knowledge of human nature. One winter about ten years ago, being out of a job and rather indifferent about getting one, I loafed a good deal around a certain theatre In one of the outside districts of Chicago. Had Eventful History. “It was a house with an eventful his tory, and just then It was deep in trouble. The management was disposed to run the place on the ramtly plan, with attractions suitable to the respectable ] people of the neighborhood—rural melo- I drama and that sort of thing. But the j theater was near the stockyards district, I and a lot of rowdies from that center j of Industry had chosen to make this ! house their particular own. Almost every J night there was a row. Some of these 1 young ruffians would buy seats, witness an act or two and then start trouble. They guyed the actors, sometimes Insult ed the audience and now and then actual ly broke up the performance. "The usual procedure was to call the police, interrupt the show for half an hour and haul the rowdies off to the po lice station. It was a slow and Ineffectual method, and when I’d seen it happen half a dozen times I was thoroughly dis gusted. " ‘You are making a big mistake, John,* I said to my friend Reddinger, who was manager of the house. " ‘How’s that?’ said he. " ‘You ought to dispense with the ser vices of the police and teach these fel lows to behave,’ I answered. ” ‘Impossible,’ said John " ‘I could do It,’ I calmly continued. " Nonsense." was his reply. * ‘You take a vacation and let me run the house for two weeks and I’ll show you,” I retorted. "He was doubtful about that proposi tion, but I prevailed upon him to give me a trial. So the announcement was duly made that there was to be a new manager. I made myself as conspicu ous as possible and waited for my oppor tunity. It came the third night of my managerial term. Seven of the stock yards bullies had seats together in the middle of the house. They kept quiet through two acts, and then began their rough house They advised the leading lady to go and get some pads; they took the words of her best song out of the soubrette’s mouth, and they hurled a dead rat at the comedian. People near them began to get up and leave the the atre, and then I acted. Picked Out the Leader. "I walked quietly down the aisle, and when 1 came to the row occupied by the roughs I picked out the leader of the gang. He was a big. red-faced, raw boned fellow, with a broken nose and the general look of a scarred veteran of many a tight. I didn’t hesitate, however, but reached and grabbed him by the upper arm. Now. if you care to test it, you’ll find I've got a remarkable grip. I dug my fingers into that fellow's biceps until I could see him wince. Then I held him so and made a speech. " ‘You fellows have paid for your seals I said, ‘and It's to be supposed that you j came here to see the show. If your Idea j of enjoying the entertainment is to break ; it up, you are interfering with the pleas- i urea of others. That's wrong, and you'll get no sympathy for your broken bones ; when I get through with you. Now are you going to behave or not?’ "For a minute or so it was douotful. 1 The house was still ns could be. the per- | formance had stopped and the actors were ranged along the footlights watch- j ing the little drama down in front. The fellow looked me square in the eyes and I could see him taking my measure. But I had a little more in those fingers yet. and I gave it to him. A look of pain came on his face and he wilted. “ 'Let go there, will you!’ ha said. " ‘When you promise to behave your self,’ I said. All right. Let up on it!’ he cried. 'So it was over for that time, and the fellows behaved themselves to the end of the show. But I knew there’d be some thing doing in the way of revenge, and I j kept an eye out for the signs of It. I ! didn’t need to wait long, for three nights later my fellow of the broken nose showed up with his same pals. I was tempted not to let them have seats, but I knew that would only be postponing the ' issue. So they went in, and the big fellow handed me a leer and a challenge with his bloated eyes as he passed through the door. Whipping a Rowdy. "They didn't wait long to start the row, and I didn’t wait long to stop it. As soon as the noise began in Row K 1 went down that aisle like a cyclone. I grabbed the ; big fellow by the collar, and with one Jerk brought him over the man next to him Into the aisle. He aimed a blow at me. but I dodged him and cracked him one under the ear that dazed him for a moment. Then I hustled him up the aisle, smashing him behind the ear at every step. When I got him out Into the corri dor I turned loose on him right. There was lots of fight in him, and he got me once in the wind so hard I almost went out. At that the mad In me came up, and we had it out there to the finish. Just as I finished him, and sent him down into a corner of the lobby, there was an eruption of the gang. They came storming out to the rescue of their lead er, and would probably have killed me Second Avenue Caheen gros. Near 20th JY. - - Flowers and Ribbons Untrimmed Shapes We have now on display an elaborate stock of Ribbons; several hundred pieces of the new Spring Ribbons, in all widths lrom 2 to 6 inches, per QO/y yard 15c to. .tfOi* Beautiful Flowers in great abundance. The pop ular Flowers for the coming season are here in hun dreds of pretty bunches. These are anxiously sought after for the Ready-to-Wear Street Hat be- y &s\ tween seasons; by the bunch 25c, 50c, 75c to The Untrimmed, or Ready-to-Wear shapes, are here in many shapes for the coming season. We can please the most critical customer. Muslin Underwear. Corsets. &tc. You’ll find here tomorrow^The splendid values in Women’s Gowns; real neat, v ‘'made, pret- y tily trimmed $2.00 Gowns, specs , at. Quite a lot of Women’s Drawers, all pret- ;?/)/> tily trimmed, full cut, at. wl/G New lot of Fancy Lace and Inserting trim- y q/\ med Women’s Drawers; special . /.I/I/ Corset Covers We feel that it would be impossible to fully de scribe our line of Corset Covers in print. We have some dainty creations to show in Corset Covers tomorrow at $1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $1.75 and p* /\/\ up to . 9.yy In Petticoats we show the most elaborate line at popular prices ever shown by this firm. The kind we show at $1.00, $1.25, and $1.50 cannot be equalled else where. Every Skirt very full sweep, all lengths. ftedfern Corsets We are exclusive Birmingham agents for this celebrated make. It is by far the best corset shown in this market. Boned with pure whalebone, hand made, and a Corset that fits perfectly. Wears from three to four times as long as the average Corset. We have a full line of the new spring models. ? cr\ Prices $3.50 to. i.Oy For tomorrow a big line new models in the popu lar priced brands, such as R. & G., Warner’s Thomp son’s, C. B., and others. Price $1.00 ^ gQ Some special values in Corsets, including the Batiste Girdle for young girls, in sizes 18 to AQr 24 and full length Corsets 21 to 30; choice at Jtace Curtains We will put out on Center Counters for one day a line of Sample Lace Curtains, only one pair of a kind. The price, however, will warrant your looking at these very great bargains. Here you’ll get a $5.00 pair of Curtains for $1.98; and a $4.00 pair for $1.50; and many $$.00 Curtains for $1.00; many $2.50 and $2.00 Curtains at 75c and 65c. Greatest bargains you ever saw in Birmingham C3n be gotten tomorrow. Odd Swiss Curtains will be sacrificed aiso. White Goods.—Fifty pieces fancy waist- 9SC ings will be offered at.«•/»# Seventv-five pieces checked Nainsooks //}✓> offered at..'. Long cloth and Indian Dimities, also plain j pa Nainsooks, 12 yd. pieces for. «J7//cs. Press (foods. Jammings. £tc. For the coming week we have on display ! thousands of yards of the very newest fads and fan- ;y cies in Dress Materials. You must come as soon as possible and carefu.ly look through the immense stock* of new Dress Fabrics we are showing. A good 36.inch Black Taffeta Silk, guaran teed, a $1.25 value; special for. OSJU 27-inch Black Taffeta, guaranteed Silk; a good 90c value for. New greys in silks for suits, neat shadow QJ?/> checked designs, for. SfOt* 24-inch all silk Crepe de Chine in many pretty shades, for. 99%» iOooleiis. New fabrics in Silk Warp Batiste in lilac, resida, grey, cadet, black and cream, very attractive, i 9b yard. /.*%> New colors in Mohair, Sicilian, etc., in j qq twin shades, green or tan. /••/!/ 44-inch Grey Briliiantine, high lustre, dust proof, special for. 0i70 46-inch Plain Sicilian in all colors, extra fine, three shades each of tan, blue, grey, cream and l»9R black, 1.50 values to go for.. . • 46-inch White Mohair or Sicilian, the 1.25 values for. £700 38-inc.h French Serge in all colors, all wool, three shades each of red, brown, grey, greeni also KQs* cream and black, 65c value, special for. 9V%* Jammings. About 15o pieces of all the new effects for Spring of 1906 are here and are being admired ever so much. There is many exclusive pieces in this lot. Come to morrow and look through an exceptionally fine line. Many new things in “Baby Irish’’ Trimmings for your inspection and criticism. Ready-to-It)ear Department Offerings for Spring. 1906. Dress Skirts.—-We begin with Skirts because there is such a demand for new 1906 Skirts. We have them by the hundreds; real pretty Dress Skirts at 9.00 and 7.90, others here at 10.00 and 12.90, in all the new materials and colors. Come in and ask to see “a pretty dress skirt.” Tailor-made Suits in about 29 pretty styles for our advance showing for Spring, 1906. We could not do these justice if we attempted to describe them. It takes a personal inspection. We have them for 19.00, 17.90, 20.00 and up in the very natty “Pony Jacket effects.” We have a splendid showing in what is known as the “Eton Semi-Costume” Suit. These are trimmed with lace and braids, beautifully finished in side and in sizes J4 to 40. Get our low prices. %Shirt iOaists.— The cream of Ready-to-Wear Waisfs are displayed in great profusion for your spe cial benefit tomorrow. The very tine Net Waists of fered at 9.00 are, we think, as good as any you’ve been offered at 7.90 heretofore. Quite a line of L98, 2.98 and 1.98 Waists will be out in our Waist Show tomorrow. ' Full, complete line Women’s Shirts at 1.00 and up. Remnants of Domestics, Lawns, Sheetings, Pillow Casings, Table Linens, Towelings, etc., all out on Bargain Counters. f I hadn’t prepared for Just that contin gency. “I had laid in a supply of baseball hats -enough to equip a league for the season —and had enlisted a new set of ushers who liked a fight as well as the stock yards crowd. They met the gang at the loors, and If you ever saw a pretty daughter It was right there. By the time ihe police arrived all they had to do was :o call for ambulances. Before the roughs were hauled away to be patched up and hen locked up on the charge of disturb ance, I picked out the most conscious me in the lot and explained the situation o him. There was to lie no more of their 'avorlte pastime at that theatre, and the :idings were to be spread over all the dockyards region that a new system had ?onf into operation. “And that was the end of the trouble it that house, f was made assistant man iger when my friend came back, and I’ve 3een in the business ever since. But It's 'rightfully dull here, and I’m thinking ■ f trying something more lively next rear.” DLOSED AND SILENT CHURCHES. Wealth Represented In These Edifices Is Non-Productive. ?*rom "The Shameful Misuse of Wealth/’ by Cleveland Moffett in Success Maga zine. I suppose many readers will be startled and some offended, at least in their first impression, when they see our ehurohes arraigned as misusers of wealth. How is that possible? they will protest. Are not our churches obviously and conspicu ously devoted to the general good? Are they not guided by able and unselfish men who devote their lives to the spir itual needs of their fellow men? And is It not preposterous to charge them with misusing wealth, either shamefully or otherwise, when every one knows that most of our churches are struggling un der a burden of debt? All that is true enough, yet the briefest consideration makes it. clear that the hundred thousand churches in America (let us take that numebr for the sake of argument) are trying to do their work under conditions that would be considered foolish and wasteful if they existed In any ordinar> enterprise, imagine a hun dred thousand department stores doing active business only one day in seven and r« maining closed for the other s<x days or, at best, doing a languid business on one or two odd afternoons! 1 mag ins a hundred thousand theatres giving per formances two or three evenings a week and then remaining closed and silent for four or live evenings! imagine a hun dred thousand factories working ten hours a da3 for u single day in seven and perhaps working five hours a day for two other days, and then letting their fine engines and machinery lie Idle all the rest of tilt time! We should cull .t stupid and extravagant folly, we should expect such foolish factories, and de triment stores to lose both in money and in general esteem and. if such con ditions persisted, we should conclude flther that tin directors of these activi ties were hopelessly incompetent, or that there was a very small demand for what they were trying to furnish. Of course we have grown tip in the idea that it is the right and natural state of churches to be closed and silent most of the time, just why no one can say, but. being creatures of habit, we accept things as we find them. We expect our houses to be used every day. our barns to he used every day. our shops, libraries, hospitals, office buildings, all the struc tures on our soil we expect to be used every day. save only the churches, which are the most costly and the most beauti ful. These we expect to be used occa sionally, less than half the time, proba bly not one-third of the time, yet the I churches represent a huge material in- j vestment based on infinite labor and saving, a value far greater than all the gold coin in the I'ulted Htntes. a value counting land and buildings that cer tainly exceeds* two thousand million dol lars! On which i he money Interest ai a per cent would be two hundred and fifty thousand dollars a day! And the spirit ual daily equivalent well, that is beyond our reckoning, but It should be very great and precious to offset so huge •» sum. And most of the days it Is wasted! BREAKFAST DOWNTOWN. New Plan Which Business Men Are Trying This Winter From the New York Sun. A fad among business men of New York this winter Is to breakfast down town. The term down town has a different meaning now from that of twenty or even fifteen years ago. Formerly the term meant below Fourteenth street, the line at which Mr. Clews a good many years ago left business when he was homeward bound. All depends upon the place of resi dence and of busin* as. The man who lives on Washington or Cathedral heigh.s Is down town If his business is in Forty Second, Thirty-fourth or Twenty-third street. One man who Is trying ttie idea lives in the Nineties, and Ills place of business Is In the wholesale dry goods district. He goes to Ills office early in his auto. He likes the morning air. He prefers to get to his office early in order that he may get away early. The morning spin to the business district gives zest to his appetite. H<* usually breakfasts half way between his home and bis busi ness. "Fifteen years ago," he said. "1 lived in Madison avenue above Twenty-fifth street. I often walked to my business after breakfast. The streets were then not so congested and walking was a pleasure when the weather was pleasant. "The breakfast down town Is becoming unite the riling for business men. I know one man whose business Is near city hall. He has his stenographer bring his mail up to the cafe where he takes breakfast nn.l goes over It hurriedly, making such dic tations as are Important. "By the time lie reaches his office the dfska are clear for the affairs of the day. : This breakfast custom, of course, can only be Indulged In by people who live In j the city. But It Is a great help. T assure I you, and a number of my friends have j adopted the idea." Isn’t It Odd? Prom the Header. That most upright pi a. os are down right nuisances. That »o few men are competent to en joy competency? That It takes a strong company to make a week stand? That, although money talks. It nevei gives itself away? That the chap most apt to get "soaked’* is the one who's the dryest? That when an heir grows dissolute his property becomes dissipated! That barnacles don't grow on barns, and that no tent is possessed of tent acles ? That when a man Is "generous to a fault" you generally find the fault is ona | of his own? That some folks seem to think that looking at work is the same thing as looking for It? That a man may not run after people because they have money, and yet find 'em running after him because he has no 1 money? That you may refer to a friend as "A gay dog ' and he will secretly feel flat | tered. while he will make any amount of | trouble if you speak of him as a ' pup ”1