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Methodist Churches
Highland. Five Points—Dr. B. 1'". Riley
will occupy the pulpit at the 11 o’clock
•ervico tills morning as the pastor, Dr.
E. C. McVoy, is attending conference.
There will be no service this evening.
Sunday school begins at 9:30 a. m.
Simpsor. corner Seventh avenue and
Twenty-fifth street—The pastor will oc
cupy the pulpit this morning at 11 o’clock
•Od again this evening at 7:30. He takes
tor his subject this morning, ’’Two of
ilie Greatest Men of the World Pace
to Pace With Death. The topic of the
evening discourse is "When Fell Your
Eleventh Avenue, corner Eleventh ave
nue and Twelfth street, south—The serv
ice at 11 o’clock tills morning will be
conducted by the laymen, and a pro
gramme of interest lias been prepared,
It is said. The choir will furnish sev
eral numbers, and Its music .will be in
terspersed by the singing of some fa
milihr hymns. The evening meeting will
be dispensed with for today on account
of the absence of the pastor. Sunday
school begins at 9:30 as usual.
Presbyterian Churches
Westminster, corner Twenty-fifth street
end Thirteenth avenue, north—The serv
ices this morning will be conducted by
the pastor, the Rev. J. Frank Turner,
who takes for his subject: "The Harvest
of Life.” He will also preach the Sermon
• t the evening service, which begins at
7:80 o’clock, and ills topic is: "Five Types
of People." Sunday school begins at
• :30,
Vine Street, corner Vine street and
Cotton avenue—The pastor, the Rev. W.
B. Holmes, will preach at tjre serive this
morning at 11 o’clock, taking for his
subject, "Taught By Little Teachers." He
will also preach tills evening at 7:30
o’clock, taking for his subject, "The
Christian’s Duty to His Fellow Man."
Sunday school begins at 9:30.
Eighty-third Street, corner Walker ave
nue and Eighty-third street—The Rev.
S. G. McCluney, pastor, will preach this
morning at 11 o’clock and again at 7
o clock this evening. His morning sub
ject will be: ’’The Rock of Ages." Sun
day school will start at 9:45.
South Highlands, Highland avenue and
Twenty-first street—The pastor, Dt.
Henry M. Edmonds, will preach this
morning at 11 o'clock on the subject: “The
Art of Forgetting.” His subject this
evening at 7:30 will be “Peace.”
Baptist Churches
West Woodlawn—Evangelist Scott will
address the Sunday school this morning
at 10:30 o’clock and will speak again
at 11 o’clock. His subject at the latter
service will be “The Covenant.” lie
preaches this evening at 7:30 o’clock and
takes for ills topic, “What Is Your Life?”
The music will be under the direction of
Prof. Babbitt. Sunday school begins at
Southside, corner Eleventh avenue and
Nineteenth street, south—Dr. Weston
Bruner, evangelist, will preach this
morning at 11 o’clock and again at 7:30
this evening. The services this evening
marks the close of the evangelistic cam
paign that has been in progress for two
weeks past. Sunday school begins at
Christian Churches
First, comer Fifth avenue and Twenty
first street—Services this morning at 11
o’clock, and this evening at 5 o’clock.
The pulpit at the morning service will
be eccupied by the Rev. W. Warren. At
the afternoon service tlie pastor, the Rev.
H. P. Atkins, will preach on “The Worth
of 'Men.”
North Birmingham, corner Twenty
ninth avenue and Twenty-sixth street—
At the 11 o’clock service thin morning
the pulpit will be occupied by Miss Mat
tie Burgess of Indianapolis, w'ho is a
prominent w'orker in the Christian Wom
en’s Board of missions. The Rev. W. R.
Warren of St. Ixnils, will be in the pul
pit at the night service, which begins at
7:16. Sunday school begins at 9:30.
Altrurian Society
Dr. L. A. Fealy. pastor, will preach this
morning at 10:30 on the subject, “The
Pearl of Great Price.”
Lutheran Churches
Zion, Avenue B and Nineteenth street—
The service this morning will be conduct
ed in German and the pastor will speak
on the subject, “Judgment Day.” The
evening services at 7:30 o’clock will be
in English and the subject is to be
“Doing Good.” The Rev. II. Reuter, pas
tor, will occupy the pulpit at both serv
ices. Sunday school at 9:30.
Christ English, corner Seventh avenut
and Twenty-third street, north—The reg
ular services at 11 o’clock this morning
and 8 o’clock this evening will be held as
usual with the Rev. E. H. Copenhaver,
pastor, in the pulpit. He takes as his
subject in the morning, “The Final Judg
ment.” Sunday school meets at 0:30.
First Church of Christ, Scientist
Corner Eleventh avenue and Twenty
first street, south—Services this morning
at 11 o'clock and again this evening at 8
o’clock. The subject of today’s lesson
sermon is "Mortals and Immortals.” The
evening services Is to be a repetition of
the morning service. Testimonial meet
ing Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock.
The Highland Methodist church an
nounces that the following programme
will be delivered by the choir of that
church at this morning’s 11 o’clock
“Sing, Alleluia Forth.” Dudley Buck.
“Lord, Remember Me,” Lange.
In addition to these twro numbers there
will be congregational singing of familiar
The ladies of St. Andrew’s’ Guild an
nounces that they will serve dinner in
the Earle building Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and Saturday. The menu
Monday will be featured with chicken,
cooked In any style and served well. The
price is to be 36 cents.
The president of the District Eaptist
Foung People’s union announces that the
s^vice which was to have been held this
afternoon at the Ruhama Baptist church
will be postponed until November 23.
At. the First Methodist church this even
ing the service wilt be conducted by the
choir and the following are to be the
principals in the music: Miss Norma
Schoolar, Mrs. R. I. Williams, Baxter
Eastburn and Mrs. John Thomas, assist
ed by Miss Emma Read Mitchell, so
prano, and Miss Armstrong, violinist.
Miss Corrie Handley is organist and di
rector. The following programme will be
Organ, “Tavanay,” Vincent.
Anthem* “Holy, Holy, Holy,” Novella
Soprano, “There Is a Certain Green
Hill F&r Away,” Gounod, Miss Mitchell.
Quartet, “The Lord Is My Shepherd,”
Bass, “Judge Me, Oh, Lord,” Dudley
Alto, “A Divine Redeemer,” Gounod.
Violin, “Andante Religioso,” Thome.
Tenor, “Ever Safe With God,” Contor.
Quartet, “Still, Still With Thee,” Foote.
Soprano, “Thanksgiving Song,” Cowen,
Miss Schoolar.
Anthem, “Honor and Obey,” Costa.
The Lord’s Prayer.
The “ancient and fantastic" habit of
tattooing is common to all races of men.
it is co-extensive with the lights of the
world, and coeval with human history.
From the polar regions to the farthest
islands of the south the practice has pre
vailed, and fro mthe first recorded epoch.
It flourishes still in "strands, far and
remote;" it exists to a lessee extent In
all European countries and America, but
it is nowhere quite extinct. There are
constant references to the subject in clas
sic writings.
Slaves and captives taken in wrar were
tattooed with marks or pictorial emblems
on various parts of the body; soldiers,
sailors, certain workmen and criminals
were similarly treated and the “followers
of several divinities" habitually tattooed
Religion and fetishism have influenced
the practice in many countries and among
peoples differing from one another in
most other practices. Moses forbade it
expressly to the Hebrews: “Ye shall not
make any cuttings in your flesh for the
dead, nor print any marks upon you,"
■ays the Kansas City Star.
Mohammed seems to forbid it in the
koran, but many Arabs frequent the tut*
tooer, and his art is in great honor among
the Kabyles of the desert.
These and the Mohammedan negroes
who follow the usage say that before
entering paradise they undergo a puri
fication by fire, which cleanses them of
all terrestrial and idolatrous marks.
I might say here that the removal of
tattoo marks is practically impossible.
However, Dr. Variot, of the Paris Bio
logical society, has proposed a process as
follows: The tattooed parts are first
dampened with a concentrated solution
nf tannin, and then with a set of tat
tooing needles the skin is punctured all
over the colored portions to the depth us
ually adopted by professional tattooers.
All tiic parts tattooed with tannin
are then rubbed over with a crayon of
nitrate of silver until the needle picks
have turned black, now allow matters
to take their own course. The whole
surface treated will soon turn black.
The pain, which Is quite moderate
during the operation, continues to bo
slight for the first two days, and is
attended with some local inflammation.
After 14 to 18 days the eschar will fall
off and leave, instead of the tattoo
marks, a reddish superficial cicatrix,
which will gradually turn pale, and
after two months will almost disap
1 have on several occasions person
ally witnessed the foregoing in an at
tempt to remove tattooing, and in all
instances it has been a failure.
The Grand Duke Nicholas of Russia
is said to have had his arms tattooed
at Jerusalem. Pilgrims who visit the
sanctuary of Loretto, in Italy, are tat
tooed there. Tattooing was a religious
usage among the ancient Egyptlons,
for pointed instruments, recognized as
belonging to the tattooer, have been
found in the oldest tombs.
Tattooing is the process by which
certain coloring matters are introduced
beneath the skin, at various depths, for
the purpose ofi producing a colored
design. The word tattoo is from the
Tahitian verb, Tatau, and contains the
idea of the sound—tat, tat, tat, given
out by the tattooer’s needle.
Tattooing is carried on extensively
by the inhabitants of Oceania, by cut
ting or incision, and by puncture or
pricking. In some of the Asiatic and
also South Sea islands the operation is
done by burning, where the instrument
employed is heated red hot.
Design Made of Celluloid
Modern tattooing is carried on by
placing ordinary needles in a row,
slightly beveled, between two. pieces
of wood. The electric tattooing machine
lias been extensively used of late years,
being worked by the needles passing
through a hollo wtube and being vi
brated with small coils, similar to those
employed on an electric bell and being
operated by three to five cells of dry
In either case the design to be tat
tooed is etched on a transparent piece
of celluloid anl a fine powder of char
coal dusted into the etching. The skin
is prepared by applying a small amount
of vaseline, then the ecthed celluloid
or stencil is pressed on the part that ]
has been vaselined. When removed a |
perfect imprint of the design is found !
to l)e on the skin, and the tattooer pro- 1
ceeds.to pick in the pigment following
tiie design.
The coloring of the tilling in is done !
after the design has been gone over.
In London, Paris, Lyons, in the large
cities of America and China, there are
Hears Church Bells After Long Deafness
Here is a hypothetical case. For the
first time in years, this good lady,
vho lias been deaf, hears the church
Cells. She is in ecstasy. Only this
morning has she been able to hear
the prattle of her grandchildren and
the voice of her daughter. Twenty
three years ago she first found her
self becoming deaf, and, despite nu
merous remedies. medical advice,
hearing devices and specialists' treat
ment, she found it more and more
tiffleult to hear. Of late years she
wan harragsed by peculiar noises in
the head, which added to her misery.
At last she was told of a book which
explains how hearing may be improved
and headnolseg banished by home self
treatment. She got tills book. Any
reader who desires to obtain one
of these books can do so free of cost
by writing to the author. l>r. Goo. 13.
Goutsnt. 142 G. station F, New York,
N. Y. He will be pleased to mail it
| promptly, pogpald, to anyone whose
hearing is not good. This will bring {
| joy to many homes.
professional tattooers who make their
entire livelihood by following the art.
New Zealanders Great Tattooers
They have little studios of their own,
in which clients may choose from hun
dreds of designs and of which the price
runs from 60 cents to *60, which, of
course, is plenty, when one considers
the possible consequences of the oper
ation, erysipelas, gangrene, blood pois
oning, amputation and sometimes death
In regard to colors, there are six
used by the modern tattooer, namely;
Black, blue, red, green, brown, yellow.
Of course, all the shades of thesd col
ors can be obtained by proper mixing
and blending. As to the most dangerous
color to use it Is hard to decide, as
there are possible dangers connected
with the introduction of any and every
foreign substance beneath the skin.
The natives of New Zealand have al
ways attached gTeat importance to the
art of the tattooer, which they call moko.
Instead of needles, the New Zealander
uses the bones of fish and birds and the
hard thorns of plants. We have it on
the authority of travelers that the Poly
nesian tattooers, who employ the incision
mode, had often to hold their patients
down by force until the cruel operation
was finished.
In' some tribes the women are as elab
orately tattooed as the men; in others
they are not allowed to bo tattooed at all,
and In still others they alone are the ones
that undergo the torture. Savage tribes,
however, are far from neglecting the hy
giene of the matter.
Complete repose is enjoined, a certain
diet and deprivation of every physical in
dulgence. Among the emollients pre
scribed as protection against inflamma
tion are various healing leaves.
From observations of the Polynesians
the'' process of tattooing takes years ta
accomplish, while here in America a per
son may be covered In from eight to 12
months, according to the vitality of the
The natives along the Amazon are dis
tinguished as being a people that tattoo
their lips in preference to any other part
of the body. The tattooing of the skin by
Japanese, generally those of the lower
classes, has attracted much observation
from Europeans and Americans, due
partly to the extraordinary elaboration
and artistic skill displayed, partly to the
fact that the occupations and customs of
the class in which tattooing is most prac
ticed are such as to render It necessary
frequently to wear none but the most in
dispensable garments.
The Japanese are probably the only race
which have retained generally the prac
tice of tattooing and have brought it to
a state of highly artistic development.
Fp to a few* years ago the practice was
so widespread that in Toklo alone there
are estimated to have been, possibly still
arc, 30,000 tattooed men. However, lately
there has been a ban put on tattooing in
Japan, in this way, that a Japanese is
not eligible to either their army or navy
who has the mark of a tattooer. and ns
they are all anxious to serve their coun
try in this capacity, they refrain from
marking the body, but an American or
European who happens Into a Japanese
port has no trouble In locating the local
tattooer and having him demonstrate his
Being tattooed does not necessarily im
pair one's health. I lost 35 pounds in
weight while undergoing it.
Japanese tattooing is so superior to that
of all other nations that European ami
American sallora are said to look forward
to it as the prlnelnal advantage in a visit
to the land of the rising sun.
Gold Beating an Old Trade
Gold-beating Is one of the Oldest trades
in Birmingham. England. While to a
large extent this trade has gone to Ger
many. the best gold leaf is Htill made in
England. The work Is done entirely by
hand. The leaf Is hammered out in small
home workshops from 24-carat gold, but
is first sent to the rolling mills, whence
it is returned in long, thin ribbons one
and one-quarter Inches wide and 1000th
part of a ninch in thickness. Then it is
ready for the heater. The ribbon is gen
erally cut off into one and one-quarter
inch squares,' weighing about six grains,
says the Toledo Blade.
The tllin square Is placed in the cen
ter of a vegetable parchment pad. con
sisting of 10) sheets on top and the same
number beneath. This is beaten with
a 14-pound hammer, and the gold then
placed between leaves of gold-beater’?
skin—skin prepared from a thin but tough
membhane found in the large intestines of
the ox.
Eight hundred pieces of the hammer
ed leaf are arranged over each other
between leaves of the skin—the whole be
ing placed between parchment bands and
beaten for a couple ofHiouis with a seven
pound hammer. Then the 800 piece? are
cut up into 3200 pieces and again beaten.
When tlie work is done the leaf is 150,000th
part of inch in thickness, and almost &a
light as air.
Every Day Now We are Getting
in New Goods, More Goods and
Better Goods. Readiness is the Best
In The History of Storekeeping!
P/eas e Shop
Ea rJy
Special Demonstra
tion of Kleinert’s
Dress Shields and
Robber Goods
By an- expert demon
strator direct from New
York. Come in and get
all of the fine points
about shields in the dif
ferent shapes and sizes.
A particular shape for
every person, so let her
show you what you need.
All sizes at right
prices. Starts Monday
morning Nov. 17th.
Featherweight, Juno,
>m and Olympia brands.
Extra wide material for Kimonos in new crepe effect,
fleeced back and good patterns for Kimonos and Sacques. 20c
values, 15c yard.
These full size Sheets are seamless and are hemstitched
and scalloped, good 89c quality. 10 dozen on sale Monday
69c each.
Lowest price ever made for 72 inch Mercerized Table
Damask, bleached, pure white, in good patterns, usual 60c
value, only on Monday while 5 pieces last 39c yard.
The Silks Women Are Buying
There are asking for Crepe Weaves—here in one hundred
and thirty different shades, in addition to black and white;
for the beautiful brocaded silks which are used for entire
gowns and wraps, or in combination with plain
weave Silks; for BRIDAL SILKS of which we
carry the most extensive assortment in Birming
ham and for PLAIN SILKS our stock containing
every newest Paris color and black.
We direct special attention to—
45 inch Canton Crepe, in black and all colors,
regular $2.00 quality, $1.68.
44 inch Silk Poplin, in black and colors, has
drape of crepe meteor; will compare with any $1.50
cloth; $1.07.
$15 Brocade Velvet, in black, white, taupe and
Copenhagen; splendid for overdrapes, coats and
trimmings. Very special for $10.00.
Beaded Tunics, on net and chiffon grounds, in
pink, white, black and light blue; all the latest
style; $20.00 values; $11.95.
Underwear and Hosiery Head
quarters, Many Special Lots
at Unusnal Savings!
At this time of the year our stock of Underwear for wom
en and chidron is at its best—a complete assortment of im
ported and American Underwear in light, medium and heavj
weights. The most comprehensive and best assorted stock
in Birmingham. Many special values tomorrow in Underweai
and Hosiery
Ladies’ Vests and Pants ,meduim weight or heavy fleece-linedi
either white or cream color ;hand finished neck and front 50<
Children’s Fleece-lined Vests and Pants; full line of sizes, 5
to 14 years. 25c values .19c
Children’s Cotton Union Snits, well made all sizes for ... ,25c
Boys’ Shirts and Drawers in grey, heavy-fleeced lined; 4 to
16 years.25c
Boys’ Union Suits, medium or heavy weights ;all sies for 50c
Misses’ Union Suits, the heavy quality. 59c kind for.45c
Eiffel Pure Silk Hose 75c Per Pair
Black, white and colors in some sizes; pure silk with lisle top!
and lisle feet and high spliced silk heels. Good dollar values,
pair . 75c
Indies’ lisle Thread Hose in black only . High spliced heels
and double soles and garter hems. Regular 35c Rose. 3 Pail
for . 89<
800 $2.95 to $5.95 Hats
Worth Up to $15.00
Brand New Tomorrow Morning
And Hardly Two Alike
All Specially Priced
There are Velvet and Plush Hats in black and
There are small and medium sized Hats.
There are Hats trimmed with ostrich plumes,
with fancy feathers, with flowers and with ribbons
and fur.
And there are dress and general wear Hats foi
young girls, for matrons and for older women.
$4.50 Jersey Silk Petticoats $2.50
This is a specially attractive lot of Petticoats, of all
silk Jersey, in the season’s best colorings—a close-out stock
from a good manufacturer.
$1,50 Untrimmed Hats 95c
An attractive lot of Women’s
Untrimmed Hats of bright-fin
ished felt in various dress
shapes, at$l; values $1.50.
Women’s $2.25 Untrimmed
Plush Hats, at $1.50; values
$2.25; medium dress shapes.
Hats trimmed free by experts,
$1 Imitation 3-Spray Aigrets
at 50c; black and white.
Satin Girdles and Sashes, $1.00 Each
Wide shirred girdles and sashes in black and colors. They are four and
five inches wide; some plain and others with double ends.
$1.25 Regularly ...$1.00 Tomorrow
Wide Suede Belts, 45c Each
Those very popular wide suede holts with covered buckles to match the
belts. Black, navy, grey, brown, green, rose, Copenhagen, red and pur
ple. Extra good quality, each .
$1.00 Bayadere Ribbons, 75c Yard
Four-inch Homan striped Bayadere rivbons; heavy grade. Red, greeu,
navy, brown and light bluo combinations. Regular $1 quality. Yard 75o
Slightly Soiled and Damaged Dolls
1-4 to 1-2 Off
All sizes. In many styles—ll^ht and dark hair—aomr unbreakable and somt
kid and Idsc. These were damaged by water en route anil some were soiled
In handlin'?. Priced from .I0o to
Special Table of Dolls at 59c
Celluloid, bise and kid dulls, In medium and small sizes - all g:ood, clean
dolls Just arrived. l:iach . 5U*
New Ready-to-Wear Garments for Girls and Young!
Women in the Store on the Second Floor
Winter Coats For
Small Girls
Hundreds of new Coats have late
ly come; Coats cut plenty full, of
good appearance; made for wear
anil interestingly priced, for alils
of 6 to 11.
$3.95 to $9.95 for School and Dress
C'oaut, in chinchilla, corduroy, bou
cle cloth, cheviot and mixed mate
Coats for Older Girls
Sports Coats at $6.95 to $9.95 for
the new short top coats in chinchil
la boucle, smooth cheviot, soft
woolens and mixtures. Bine shades,
brown, gray, rose and green; all
made witli wide belts, batch pock
ets; new sleeves and collars.
Longer Coats at $9.95 to $14.95,
also of chinchilla, zlbelines and
other cloths in rich dark colorings.
All in 14 to 18 year sizes.
Young Girls’ Peter
Thompson Dresses
Serge Dresses start at $2.95 atul
go ui> to $6.95 for attractive little
frocks; dark blue, gray, blade or
wine color. Durable serge, in good
Silk Dresses—$9.95 for crepe me
teors, messalines and other soft
pretty silks In good colors and
charming models.
Cloth Suits for
Young Women
$9.95 to $24.95 for Norfolk or plain
tailored suits or fancy suits In the
new winter styles. Diagonals,
serges and ratines, in good colors.
Young Women’s Raincoals
$2.95 to $9.95> for tan, blue, black
or gray Raincoats of rubberized fab
rics, cut in mannish styles, belted
or loose backs, strapped sleeves.
All in 11, It! and 18 year sizes.

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