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Welcome ! Visitors ! We extend to all VISITORS and HOME-COMERS our greet ings and ask that you will make our store your headquarters. ■-- ——— MONDAY we open the FALL SEASON with the garndest display of FURNITURE, CARPETS, RUGS and MATTINGS ever shown. Prices ARE HAMMERED DOWM. We are awake to the demands of the public and want to please you. Come in and look through our stock. A CU /A"D v I * K R A/f ^2 We need the room—Help us move this stock. X VJXl X 1~j1 I.1VX O • See. Carpet Show Window » CARPET BARGAINS. Ingrain Carpet, yard. 40c Ingrain all wool Carpet, yard .... 75c Brussels Carpet, yard .. 70c Velvet Carpet, yard. 90c Axminster Carpet, yard .$1.25 Made, Laid and L ined. This department is thoroughly re modeled and we will make it second to none in the South. New stock and more to come. See Show Windo w for prices—50 new rolls just receiv ed. 1000 yards rem nants below actual cost. 250 Rockers m. A reduced price this week. Visitors,make your home with us. SEWING ROCKERS $1.25 Solid golden oak, cane seat; substan tially made. Table * I * 16x16 .... $1.25 24x24 .... $1.75 Mail Orders Given Prompt Attention. Every Article Guaranteed to be as Represented. Open an account here, Credit ex tended t o re ponsible parties. Shaving Stands from 9.50 up. Not only an ornament, but a nec essity for the hus b a n d ’ s room. Child's Bed $2.10 Hard maple frame, woven wire spring; folds up as illustrated, for .$2.50 Early English Hat Hack, $31.00 LARGE AND MASSIVE Price $31.00 Shades Special sizes, to order. Tele phone for our men. 500 Rolls Matting Cheap but good. Rugs Rugs Rugs i Remnant, Carpet Rug.$1.26 Axminister, 27x60 Rugs, this week at .$2.30 Royal Axminster Rugs, this week for . $2.46 Benares Tapesti^, 9x12... .$11.30 Shirran Rugs, 9x12.$13.50 Axminster Rugs, 9x12... .$23.86 Look at Show Window. Pictures Beautify your home with pretty pictures; come and see our dis play before you buy; one-half price asked here that you pay in other stores—35c up to $15. 500 at 35c Each mr-—W-jJI | r Similar to cut; solid oak, well finish ed, large and roomy. Get one. Save your clothes. ✓ SPECIAL, NOTICE. We are moving our warerooms, and discovered we are overstocked on many articles; especially ROCKERS AND CHAIRS—THEY 00 ON 8ALE AT 8LA8H DOWN PRICES. WHITNEY— The famous Go-<’art; without a peer In the market; like cut; price this cart complete .$6.33 .1 ' -liJ --- 20 Years in Birmingham— Improvement Our Constant Aim STOWERS 2020-2022 THIRD AVENUE. U - -.- --—1 ----^ $23.85 Is all we ask for 9x12 Axminster Rugs next week—oportunities like this come seldom. Fifty different patterns to select from. Monday is the Bargain Day. Note a few bargains displayed here. __t 100—BED LOUNGES—100 morris chair $12.50. Rich paterns at small figures, velour oovering, oak frame, woven wire spring, removable muttreRR. BARGAIN LOUNGE, $13.50. STEEL FOLDING COUCH. ft Next wek only.$4.90 $10.05. > SOLID OAK QUARTER SAWED. FRENCH PLATE ' MIRROR. SIZE 12x18 “ REGULAR " PRICE $14.00, MISSION CLOCK, $19.75. See our show window of Mission Furniture, Rockers, Chairs, Tables and complete Dining Suits. GET WARM BUY A PEERLESS *1 GOAL 5 STOVE, ^ *6.60. WEEK IN AMERICAN HISTORY October 14— 1655—Massachusetts passes an act pro hibiting the immigration of Quakers; any who arrive are to receive twenty .dashes and be imprisoned; death Is to be the penalty for returning after transportation. 1735—John and Charles Wesley sail from England for America. October 15— 1788—President Washington sets out in his carriage to make a tour of the northern states. October 16— • 1690—A Massachusetts fleet of thirty-two vessels arrives before Quebec, un der command of Phips, whose incom petency is later demonstrated. 1710—Port Royal. S. C., captured by an English fleet, aided by an army from t'he colonies. 1859—John Brown makes a raid into Vir ginia to free the slaves. 1863—Gen. Grant appointed to the com mand of the western armies. October 17— 1683—First session of a popular assembly In New York. 1798—Notorious alien and sedition laws * passed by Congress. 1803—The Eighth Congress assembles In extraordinary session t? act on the treaty with France by which Louisi ana is ceded to the United States. 1828—The Delaware and Chesapeake Ca nal is opened. 1853—Seventy-five adventurers, under Col. William Walker, sail from San Fran cisco to establish a pro-slavery col ony in Lower California. October 18— 1580—De Soto fights a terrible battle with Mobile Indians In Alabama; 2500 In dians shot or burned; Spanish losses. 18 killed and 150 w'ounded. 1631—Massachusetts Puritans limit suf frage to members. 6f the church, put ting the government in the hands of the minority and excluding three fourths of the people from a:;y voice in the affairs of the colony. 1692—The people of Andover protest to the general court of Massachusetts against the wl.ch tribunals; delu sion of witchcraft disappearing. 1775—Portland, Me., burned by the Brit ish. 1800—Bv the treaty of tldefonso, Spain again cedes t-.e territory of Louisi ana to France. 1812— In a naval bailie off ibe coast of Virginia, the American sloop Wasp defeats the British brig Frolic; Im mediately after the victory the Wasp was captured by the British fh<p Poictiers. 1842—Submarine telegraph laid between Governors island and New York, the first in America. 1854—The Ostend manifesto issued by United States ministers in council at Aix-la-Chapelle, recommending tiie immediate purchase of Cuba for $120,0u0,000, and holding out threat of seizure should Spain refuse to sell. 1859—Col. Robert E. Lee captures John Brown and his men at Harpers Ferry. 11898—American army and navy takes for- 1 tnal possession of Porto Rico at San Juan. October 19— 1630—First general court in America held at Boston. 1G75—King Philip, with about 800 Indians, attacks Hatfield, Mass., but is driv en iO IT. 1765— Ami-stamp act Congress, meeting In New York, after drafting a me morial to the King and Parlia ment. adopts a “Declaration of Rights.” 1781-r-Lord Cornwallis surrenders at York town to the allied American and French forces, practically ending the war for independence. 1864— Gen. Sheridan turns defeat into vic tory at Cedar Creek. (Sheridan's ride.) October CO 1781—Gen. Clinton sa'ls from New York with 7000 men to reinforce Corn wallis at Yorktown. not having re ceived word of the.surrender. 1781—Mohawk Valley, in New York, in vaded by Indians. 1783—Virginia cedes to Congress lrs claims to territory north of thef Ohm. 1S18—A convention is signed with Great Britain establishing the Forty-ninth parallel as the boundary line, and I* providing for the Joint occupation of Oreg >n for ten years. J820—Spain ratifies the treaty ceding Florida to the United States. 1880—The “Morey letter." an alleged forgery of the handwriting and sig nature of James A. Garfield, ap proving Chinese Immigration, cir > culated as a campaign document. 1888—The Fiftieth Congress closes its first session, the longest in Congressional history 321 days). Glass Living-Rooms. From Country Life in America. Not only for invalids, but for people in good health, the glass room or sun par lor is an added blessing and joy in every country bouse that possesses one. By sun parlor we do not mean the conven tional conservatory for plants; we mean a livable, comfortable room for mem bers of the household, where sunshine and plants will be found there, but only as an adjunct to the room, a decoration. Use the room for a breakfast room, a lounging room or a den, as you will, but—build it of glass. The object of the glass room is apparent. Regulate the temperature, protect yourself from the cold blasts of wind, and you may sit in the sunshine in your sun parlor all the year round, nor do you need to travel to Florida or California to sit on tho piazza from October to March. Enclose your piazza. WOMEN AS SOLDIERS. Amazons of Many Countries Who Have Done Valiant Service. There were thousands of women soldiers in the French revolution. After the fall of tne ^astile a battalian of young women took up arms under the name of Amazons and renuered yeonian service, says tho -London Express. Jeanne Lacombe, come dienne. forsook tli© stage for the field. , Theresa * igueur saw four horses die un- | der her in battle. Other Amazons were pensioned by Napoleon and one was dec orated with the legion of honor. The amazon of the Cossacks’' is the daughter of a Vladivostok merchant. A skilled horsewoman and rifle shot, she distinguished herself greatly in the Russo Japanese war and at the beginning of the present year she was made a ward of the Czar. There died in Florence last March an Italian woman, Signora Mario, who fought with Garibaldi, and * Mother Jarrethout, ’ a heroine of the . ranco-German war, died last year. She fought in male uniform on the walls of Chateaudun, and at Ablis sn> took two prisoners. “Mother Jarrethout’s end was pathetic. She had made a great name for herself as the Florence Nightingale of the Franco German war, had received the cross of WANTED-, r-CORNET PIETERS TO WRITE for photographs of our eipert artist selected [ON t MEALY “OWN-HAKE” CORNETS Trumpet and Duplex Models. Also a special offer in regard to terms. Bandmasters and Teachers particularly requested to write. Old Instruments taken in exchange. , DefM, LYOW A HEALYg^Chloggo the legion of honor and numbers of lessee medals. Yet she died forsaken and In poverty. An attempt to make amends signalized her burial in August, llfou. A pic-.-, of soldiers followed tne coiun to the grave and old soldiers who had been her com rades in the field mustered from all parts of France to say farewell. The American civil war bred a whole corps of women soldiers. Many women served throughout the entire war without their sex being discovered by otneers or comrades. Pauline Cushman, an actress, was cap tured in male uniform by the Confederate and was rescueu by her companions Just as she was about to be hanged as a spy. Pauline was so successful In the field that for her faithful services there was conferred upon her the. rank of major. Still more successful was Bridget Darv vers, known as “Irish Biddy.” Bridget performed wonders as nurse, hospital steward, surgeon, vivandiere and private soldier. In one battle she had three horses killed under her. The war did not give Bridget her fill df fighting, so she after ward crossed the Rockies and engaged in campaigns against the Indians. A woman known as Frank Thompson carried messages through shot and shell at Fredericksburg disguised as an orderly. Her name did not transpire till twenty years after, when she obtained a pension and was admitted to the Grand Army of tnn Republic. A faithful spouse who refused to be parted from her husband was Mrs. Rey nolds, wife of f'aptaln Reynolds, Com pany A, Seventeenth Illinois regiment. She rode at his side, in male attire, through almost the entire campaign. There was never a tim*1 when this heroic l and sacrificing little woman flinched or hesitated in time of battle or on long marches. On the field after a. conflict she would go about ministering to the sick and dying, and at last she became widely known as the Angf?l of the Regi ment. Like Pauline Cushmap, she eventu 111 y received a commission as inajor in the army. Mrs. Kady Brownell, a skillful sharp shooter, Joined the ranks and served as a ~olor hearer. Romantic Ellen Goodrldge mllsted in her lover's company, and rode as a common soldier by his side right • hrough the war. "Frank Henderson” «f the Nineteenth Illinois was really a voung girl who enlisted because she could not bear to be parted from her brother. Mary Owens of Danville, Pa., wanted ‘o accompany her husband In the war tnd share ^Ith him its hardships and Its Mctorles. The brave llttje woman fought \t his side until he was killed. In tl>« next battle she wns severely wounded and bad to be sent home, her discharge pa pers bearing the trlbunte: *‘A more faith ful soldier never shouldered a musket.' The civil war, of course, -»d not have a monopoly of women soldiers. There have been female warriors in all countries from Boadfcea and Joan of Arc to the Amazon of tlie Cossacks," who startled ' the world at Mukden. Among tne hun dreds of such examples a few of special interest may be cited. There wan English Moll (Mary Ambree), who, In 1534, headed 1000 men against the Prince of Parma and sustained an un equal combat with 3000 Spaniards for seven hours, challenging any three Spaniards to try their powers against her single arm. There was valiant “James Gray (Hanna Snell), a booster's daughter who fought In j the war of the Spanish succession, re [ reived Innumerable, wounds, was pari- , slotted by Queen Anne and at her death was burled with full military honors In the cemetery of Chelsea hosiptal. There was hardy Mrs. Christian Davis, trooper of the Scots Grays, an Irish Ama zon, who was wounded at Kamllllcg. And there was “Able Seaman" Rebecca Ann i Johnstone, who fought and died on one of Nelson's ships. There was Mine. Drucourt. who valiant ly withstood the siege of Doulsburg In Cape ureton (170S). Day and night she whs to be found on the ramparts, cheer ing the soldiers and herself loading and firing the guns. TRAIT8 OF FIGHTING BULLS. Easily Managed When Massed To gether—Some Have Evil Eye. From the the Nineteenth Century. In Spain accidents to bull fighters are of frequent occurence, and It Is Interest ing to see the hero of many fights swing Into the chapel attached to the bull Ting anil kneel before the effigy of the Virgin Mary before entering the arena. Hull fighting la the national pastime. Boys play at It In the gutters, and there are hull fights for amateurs all over the | country, at which only two-year-old bulls | ure used, and young anl old descend into | the arena. Astounding Is the enthusiasm I Interesting, too, Ib the psychology of I bulls. When herded together they are I docile enough, and It Is a picturesque sight to see the bulls brought Into tho paddock prior to the fight, through the streets of the city when all are sleeping. A cow trained to the business, with a bell around her neck, is all that Is necessary, and the bulls follows quietly behind her. In the plains where the bulls are reared tncn on horses manage them-qulte easily as long as they are massed together. Three bulls In the ring together would be useless for a tight, but each bull sepa rately will fight to the death. Bulls literally see red. Were it not that a bull will always dash at anything red the men In the ring would have no chance whatever. Occasionally bulls have what Is called the evil eye, and remain Indiffer ent to the red c&pa extended to them, and then the list of casualties is generally high. Sometimes a bull which has shown pro digious power and light is pardoned by the populace. A cow, kept for the pur pose, is then sent into the arena, and at sight of her the bull forgets man and the fury of the l»attle and gently trots behind to the paddock, as meek us any heifer. Many are the curlosites about bulls, which sometimes refuse to uttock a par ticular horse, and when a man is down, motionless, disdain even to paw him Home bulls make Instinctively for one man and will chase him all around tin ring, leaping the bartier if he vaults over it, and if he fails will kneel upon his body and gore him to shreds. There is no mercy In hulls, and none is shown In them. OLD-FASHIONED “HIRED GIRL.” She Was “One of the Family” and Re malned Such Until Marriage. Roy L. McCardell In Everybody’s Maga zine for October. The "hired girl" (wo never, never alluded fo her as "the maid" in the small Ameri can town or quiet country place where you and I were "raised"; was like one of the family, and mother was glad to have her help and none of us put on any frill* with her and she was not compelled to put on any frills of cap or apron with us. Oft-times, especially in the quiet country places, her social standing was as good as that of anybody else. Usually she was one of a grown family of girls; there was plenty of help at her house and so she came and assisted our mother at our house. In their hours of ease, mother and she discussed the neighborhood gossip to j gether. The "hired girl" hud her beau, a nclgh ' bor's stolid, sheepish son: and much was ; she Joked about him, and finally, after ' years of faithful and friendly servitude, [ she married him. We went to the wed ! ding, and it was quite a social affair, with jniuch temperate merriment and with many cheap but useful presents. The Finish. From T/lfe. "What Is a finishing record?" "If Is a place where girls wh) have any lingering respect for their parents go to have It femoved.” HR. WEISSNER Select school for dancing. Opening, Saturday, Oct 20. Hotel Hillman, 3 to 5. p. m., for children. Adults class opening, Thursday Octo ber 25, 7:30 to 9:30 p. m. For further information, ad dress, 1000 Eula Street. Peo ples Phone 1848. J. C. Weissner. DR. Y. E. HOLLOWAY SPECIALIST PRIVATE DISEASES. 1 guarantee you & perma lent cure of private troubles and that you may know ray guarantee Is re liable I refer you with per mission, to the First National bank. Alabama National bank. Steiner Broth ers. bankers. J offeree, n Coun ty Savings bank and the r-eoplo's Savings Bank and Trust com pany. as to my honesty for my contracts. Fully three-fourths oi my patients hava been treated by some one else before call ing on me to be cured. Why not come as boon as afflicted? You will save money, distressing pain and valuable time; be •ldee. there le satisfaction In knowing that the vary best treatment Is being given you by an honest, oompetent phy elolan. I have treated private troubles as a specialty In the city of Birmingham, [ Ala., since Auguet >. IIS7. I cure all man 1 ter of private diseases. I cure many pa : Jlents by mall treatment. Write for prices i 'and terms. ! ' I do not use large advertisements an] false statements to attrect patient# which I merit has failed to secure. If you fall to be curtd by such methods, gtve me u call I and get well. i My offices are the most privets and ! quiet In the city, tenth story of the new j First National bank building, corner o] 1 Second avenue and Twentieth street. I Rooms 1006 and IOOT Take one of the fins elevators to tenth floor. Ofllce hours: 1:80 a. m. to 5:80 p. sa ' Sunday, 10 a .m. to 11 a.