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Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher’s prescription for Infants
and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor
other Narcotic substance. It is a harmless substitute
for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil.
It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years’ use b»
Millions of Mothers. Castoria destroys "Worms and allays
feverishness. Castoria prevents vomiting Sour Curd,
cures Diarrhoea and Wind Colic. Castoria relieves
teething troubles, cures constipation and flatulency.
Castoria assimilates the food, regulates the stomach
and bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep. Cns«
toria is the Children’s Panacea—the Mother’s Friend.
Castoria.
“Castoria is an excellent medicine for chil
dren. Mothers have repeatedly told me of its
good effect upon their children.'*
Dn. O. C. Osooon,
Lowell, Mass.
•* Castoria is the l>cst remedy for children of
srhich I am acquainted. I hope tho day is not
far distant when mothers will consider the real
interest of their children, and use Castoria in
stead of the various quack nostrums which are
destroying their loved ones, by forcing opium,
morphine, soothing syrup and other hurtful
agents down their throats, thereby sending
(hem to premature graves.**
Dr. J. F. Kinchklob,
Conway, Ark.
Castoria.
“ Castoria la so well adapted to children that
I recommend it as superior to any prescription
known to me.”
H. A. AncHEn, M. D.,
Ill So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
*• Our physicians in the children's depart
ment have spoken highly of their experi
ence in their outside practice with Castoria,
and although we only have among our
medical supplies wluit is known as regular
products, yet we are free to confess that the
merits of Castoria has won us to look with
favor upon It.”
United Hospital and Dispensary,
Boston, Mass
Allen 0. Smith, iVei.,
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DR. Y. E. HOLLOWAY’S
PRIVATE MEDICAL DISPENSARY
fftinrr F«nk ruildinjr, Cor. Isl Ave. 4 21st Street, Birmingham, Ala.
Mbe tldctl, Vret equipped and moBt eucceaBful institution of its kind in the jity or 3tit*
Ketnblisbed in the city of Birmingham, Ala., August 3, 1837.
Cfl ce Hours—8:30a. m. to 12 m., 1:30U>6:00 p. m.; Sundays, 10 a. m. till n.
Du. Y; E. HOLLOWAY, Specialist;
PRIVATE DISEASES.
Had tlie fiery lightning of midnight revelries hid anything to do with the
lcrimson streams of blood that go crashing through your brain? Are your
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sunshine mane to Unfit up your future patmvay. I 1
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My book on Private Diseases and proper question lists will be sent to any*'
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(Birmingham Dally News.]
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First National Bank,
First Avenue.
The Metropolitan Hotel and Restaurant
Nos. 8 and 10 North 20th Street, Corner Morris Avenue.
NEXT TO THE UNION DEPOT.
REGULAR MEALS, 25 CENTS.
~ Birmingham Paint and Glass Company
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Faints, Oils, Varnish, Glass, Sash, Doors and Blinds.
1916 Third Avenue.Birmingham. Ala.
FRANK NAPOLE THE SLATER
Thus He Confessed and the Coro
ner’s Jury So Decides.
STATEMENT OF DEFENDANT
Napole Thought Sherola a Burglar—The
6:-.nd Jury Will Investigate—Can
epa Released.
Yesterday morning: the coroner's jury,
accompanied by a State Herald report
er, went to the premises where Sherota,
the Italian, was killed Sunday night by
Frank Napole, another Italian. Alice,
the young wife of Frank Canepa, who
was held on suspicion, had charge of Can
epa’s store, which adjoins the fruit stand
that was occupied by Frank Napole.
Three or four other women were with
her in the rear of the store and a few idle
visitors were standing and sitting in
front. They watched the coroner's jury
with considerable Interest and some at
tempted to offer theories of the killing
to Coroner Dusenberry, but their opin
ions were promptly but politely declined
by that official. The spots on the floor
which Chief McDonald and Captain Don
elson believed were blood spots covered
with oil were closely and minutely exam
ined. An oil tank stored in the center of
the floor and spots of oil were noticed
scattered plentifully throughout the
place. The jury and the State Herald re
porter, after painstaking investigation,
could discover no difference In the oil
spots, except here and there where a
grape rind has been crushed a darker
stain appeared. Nothing suspicious was
discovered in Napole’s place and the jury
returned to the coroner’s office in the
court house, where they heard the state
ments of Frank Canepa and Frank Na
pole. Canepa’s statement was as follows:
i? ranK uiinepn.
My name is Frank Canepa. I live on
the corner of Twenty-fourth street and
second avenue. I run a small grocery
and fruit stand. John Sherota was my
clerk. He went away last Sunday about
1 o'clock and returned about 5 o'clock.
As soon as he came in the front door I
saw he was drunk. He said good even
ing. He took two buckets and went to
the free well at the corner of Morris ave
nue and Twenty-fourth street for the
purpose of bringing me some water.
After ten or fifteen minutes I heard
John coming—calling to me to "catch
him,” "catch him." He had a negro In
front of him. I caught the negro and
stopped him. The negro wanted to know
why I stopped him and I told him be
cause I wanted to see what was the mat
ter. John was very much excited, and
put his fist in front of the negro's nose.
John made a great deal of noise. I
warned him that he might get arrested.
From the negro I learned that John
hired him to bring the water from the
well. John claimed that the negro push
ed him down. The negro says he threw
John down becauae John cursed him.
When I heard the circumstance like It
was I told the negro to go home and or
dered John in the store. John went off
after some more water and came back
cursing me in Italian, saying "you ras
cal, coward," and I will shoot you. You
are low down. etc., and lots of people who
heard him got inside.
I begged him to go lay down or he
would have to go to Jail. He said that I
allowed a negro to Jump on him, and he
cursed me again. Then I grew mad and
excited that a clerk of mine should come
In my store and insult me that way: so
I slapped him with the palm of my hand
and the back of my hand and.told him if
he did not hush I would take him by the
neck and throw 'him out. John said. "Oh,
Frank, I know we are good friends,” and
he went off and sat in the Cornell of the
store about five minutes. Then he went
away, to get a glass of beer, he said, and.
that was the last I saw of John. He
went away about 7 o'clock.
He has worked for me a long time. He
had no mon^y. I paid! him $1 a week and
his board. He drank whisky a great deal,
hut was faithful to his work when sober.
I did nof know him before he came to
this country, but he told me that he had
a wife and children in the old country.
After supper about 8:30 o'clock my wife
had gone to bed.
Very little business was going on, so
Frank Napole came in front of my store
and sat there talking till about 10 o'clock.
Napole asked me when I went to close
up if I would open the door for John if
he came back, and I said yes, because the
weather was cool.
“Then Napole said he would keep open a
little while longer, as he might get a
Hitivri ui iv*u, »ncii jl ***j
premises and began to undress. As I got
In bed the clock struck 10. I went to
sleep and was awakened by a knocking
on the front door. I got up and called,
but got no answer. Then I asked In Ital
ian: Tb that you, John?’ Still no an
swer. Tn a very little while I heard a
loud thumping on my window toward the
yard and I recognized Frank Napole’s
voice calling me: ‘Frank, Frank, get up,
for God’s sake. I thought there was a
negro under my bed and I cut him, and
I’m afraid It was John.’ My wife was
asleep and woke up and asked me what
was the matter. I did not want to scare
her. She is but a child. So I told her Na
pole had a negro In his bed or something
of that sort, ana I went to see what was
the matter. I dressed in a hurry.
"We went together in the back way of
Frank Napole’s place. I was In front of
him. I saw a body lying down on the
floor In Frank’s place. I made him strike
a match and he said, ‘Yes, it is John.’
He seemed to be very sorry that he had
done the deed and was excited. I told
him in a few words not to be uneasy,
that I was going after a, doctor. I said
that if an officer should catch him he
need not be uneasy, because he was not
guilty—thinking John was a negrp when
he cut him. I ran to Gafford’s stable and
telephoned.
Ket an Italian.
"I believe I met Joe Majslcomo’s bar
clerk at the telephone. I asked the col
ored boy to telephone for t{ie arpbulanoe.
They said they would hot send It unless
the city was first notified.
"Then we telephoned to the police and
the officers came. Frank Napole was
standing outside. He asked me if I
found a doctor and I told him no, but to
be easy and somebody would come. He
staid like a man. When the officers
came they took the body and arrested
Frank Napole. I then went to my bed.
My wife woke up and askfed me what was
the matter and I said, ‘Oh, nothing; go to
Bleep.’ Next morning I told her Frank
Napole had killed John. There was blood
on the bed, and on the wall little sprin
kles of blooid. It looked like blood was on
the sheet. My wife and I get along very
well. When we were married twenty
eight days she went away and staid away
sixteen days. Now and then we have tri
vial disputes like those that occur in anjl
family."
Frank Napole was next examined. He
testified as follows:
My name is Frank Napole. J live on
Twenty-fourth street and Second avenue,
next door to Frank Canepa. I run a
lunch stand. I have been In this country
three years. I have been in Birmingham
two years and worked at Thomas fur
nace one year. I am 19 years of age. I
know the Italian John Sherota. Sunday
afternoon John went to get two buckets
of water for Frank Canepa, his employer.
He had a fuss with a negro, who John
promised to pay for bringing the water.
John and the negro had a fuss. John
threatened to kill the negro. John and
Frgnlt had a fuss because John cursed
him ror not fighting the negr.o. Canepa
slapped John and told him to hush or
the policeman would come and make him
. ay. a fine. About 6 o'clock John went oft.
I <ion't know when he came back. About
II 'o'clock I closed up. I had a light in
frdjpt and when I closed the lamp was
burning. When I went to go to my room
after closing up my little dog began to
bark. I had been there a month and
John would sometimes come by my place
at 9 or 10 o'clock at night, but he had nev
er slept in my bed. I went into my room
In the dark. When I got to my bed and
put my hand on it I felt a man. I caught
up an Iron bar. the pieces of which are
now before me, and struck the man three
times on the head. The bar was leaning
against the door. When I struck the
man on the head he sprung out of bed
and caught me in the face.
We had a struggle on the floor. I pulled
him down the best I could and drew the
knife that Is now before me from the. left
pocket of my jacket and cut the man's
throat. I went to Frank Canepa's front
door and knocked, but got no answer.
Then I went up to the back door of
Frank Canepa’s place and knocked, and
when he came out he went with me to
my room. 1 struck a match and Can
epa wanted to know what I killed John
for. I told him I thought It was a negro
who had come to rob me. I did not know
it was John. I slept with about $50 in
bills and J4.50 under the head of my bed.
When I went to Canepa's front door
and got no answer I came back through
my room, pulled the wire loose by slipping
my hand between the door facing and
went to Frank Canepa's back window,
where I w aked him.
If I had known it was John I would not
have killed him, even if he had taken mj1
money. 1 made two strokes with the
knife on his throat. I opened the knife
with one hand, and after cutlng with my
left hand changed the knife to my right
hand and cut once more with that. I
wanted to make quick work of it, be
cause I feared that the supposed robber
had a companion who might oome In and
attack me.
Mr. Giocapazzl was introduced and tes
tified to Canepa’s good character.
After a brief consultation the jury ren
dered the following verdict:
The Verdict.
Birmingham, uct. it.
We, of the Jury, after being regularly
empanelled, find from the evidence that
John Sherota, who was found1 on Second
avenue and Twenty-fourth street with
his throat cut last Sunday night, came to
his death hy stab wounds in the throat
with a knife in the hands of Frank
Napole, which was unlawfully done.
P. W TERRY,
M. J. COLLINS.
W. L. MJTCHUSSON,
T. C. KINNIN,
J. L HILL,
«. F. DUSENBERRY.
Coroner Jefferson County.
Oanepa was released from custody and
Napole will be given a preliminary trial
before Justice I. H. Benners.
There is good honest value
in our Pair and Square $3.00
shoe. Every pair guaranteed.
J. BLACH & SONS,
One Price Cash Clothiers,
1912—First Avenue—1914
THE SOUTHERN ARGUS.
Col. Robert McKee Is contemplating the
publication of a weekly paper in Bir
mingham. His purpose is, he says, if he
begins the publication, to resurrect the
ol(J Southern Argus, a paper published
by him In Selma some fifteen years ago.
He will duplicate the style, heading and
mechanical make-up of the old paper
and begin where he left off. Colonel Mc
Kee Is beyond question one of the ablest
writers In Alabama, and the old Southern
Augus. under his management, was more
generally read at the time than any paper
in the state. It is to be resyetted that
Colonel McKee is not in line with his
party at this time. However, he claims
to be a democrat of the old school, true
and tried, and it is stated by his friends
that his recent resignation of a position
in the government employ In this city
was due to the fact that he did not agree
with the policy of the president, notwith
standing he was getting a good salary, a
very fitting adjunct to his present finan
cial condition.
A Startling
Admission.
In New York City, for five con
secutive years, the proportion
of Deaths from Consumption
has been three in every
Twenty Persons.
Epidemics of Cholera, Yellow Fever and
other diseases of similar character, so ter
rible in their results, occasion wide spread
alarm and receive the most careful consid
eration for their prevention and cure, while
consumption receives scarcely a thought,
yet the number of their victims sinks into
insignificance when compared with those of
consumption. Comparatively few people
know what to do for their loved ones when
they see them gradually lose strength, lose
color, manifest feeble vitality arid emacia
tion, or develop a cough, with difficult
breathing, or hemorrhage. Cod liver oil
was for a long time given in all such cases,
but the poor success attending its use
coupled with its nauseating taste has led
tuauy practitioners, as well as the public at
large, to place their main reliance in Dr.
Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. It de
serves early attention and will prove effect
ual not in e'Very casebut in a large percentage
of cases, and we believe that fully 98 per
cent, of all cases of consumption can, if taken
in the early stages of the disease, be cured
with the “Discovery.” Dr. Pierce does not
ask people to believe until they have in
vestigated for themselves. A pamphlet has
been published having the names, addresses
and photographs of a large number of those
cured of consumption, bronchitis, lingering
eonglis, asthma, chronic nasal catarrh and
^Inared maladies which will be mailed free
to those sending for it with their name and
address upon a postal card, or you can have
a medical treatise, in book form of 160
pages, mailed to you, on receipt of address
and six cents in stamps. You can then
write those cured and learn their experi
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