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GROSS SIMS DEC. 31, 1894.
Equitable.. .$37,481,069 Mutual. 22,729,570 New York. 21,576,751 Northwestern. 11,100,876 Mutual Benefit. 3,862,742 Connecticut Mutual. 7,763,270 Etna. 6,859,919 P^nn Mutual. 2,334,600 ETov. Bite find Trust. 3,305.331 New England Mutual 2,049,607 RATIO OF ASSETS'TO LIABILITIES DECEMBER 31, 1891. Per cent. Equitable.125.40 Mutual. 112.55 New York... 115..10 Northwestern.... 123.53 Mutual Benefit. 107.45 Connecticut Mutual. 114.23 Ntna. 119.55 Penn Mutual. 110.34 Prov. JJfe and Trust. 113.93 New KnKland Muluul_ 109.23 RATIO OF M’RPLUS TO LIABILITIES December. 31, 1894. Per cent. Equitable.25.40 Mutual. 12.55 New York. 15.110 Northwestern.. . 23.83 Mutual BenelH. 7.40 Connecticut Mutual. 14.25 Etna. 19.55 Penh Mutual......,,. 10 84 Prov. Life anil Trust. 13.03 New England Mutual. 9.23 ASSURANCE IN FORCE DECEMBER 31, 1894. Equitable., $913,556,733 Mutual. 854,710,761 New York. 813.294.tS9 Northwestern . 340,097,569 Mtlitti.il Benefit .... 209,369,520 Connecticut Mutual 156,686.871 Etna .,135,90.7,796 Penn Mutual 136.5i7.075 Pvov.Llfe ami Trust 103i6*l,»21 Now England Mutual 93.868,387 INCOME SAVED FOR INVESTMENT IN 1894. Equitable.. $16,243,243 Mutual . 14.K77.638 New York . 12.343.8*4 Northwestern . 8,765,132 Mutual Benefit . 2,182,565 Connecticut Mutual.. 628,189 KUia . 1,653,350 Penn Mutual . 2.096,333 Prov. Lite and TrU3t. 2,191,992 New England Mutual 769,743 INCREASE IN ASSETS IN 10 YEARS, 1885-’94 Equitable. .$127,173,189 Mutual. 100.194,322 New York. 103,551,792 Northwestern. 50,750,484 Mutual Benetll. 17,049,069 Connecticut Mutual. 8,801,432 Etna. 12,219,441 Penn Mutual. 15,251,383 Prov.Llfe and Trust 17,891,778 >Iew England Mutual 7,172,342 SURPLUS FIRM'D IX IS94. Equitable_$8,181,063 Mutual.... . 8,010. Sat New York.. 3,209,039 Northwestern. 4,000,74? Mutual Benefit. 1,930,018 Connecticut Mutual.. 1,810,201 Etna.,. 1,165,678 Penn Mutual. I.OOS.IOO Prow IjiJe and Trust. 1,140.401 New England Mutual 863,002 I I CASH DIVIDENDS PAID IS 1891. Equitable-$2,139,7-35 Mutual. 1,308,345 New York. 1,681,755 Northwrsern. 1,261,325 Mutual Benefit. 1,674,264 Connecticut Mutual.. 1,265,415 Kfjtn. 806,859 Pfinn Mutual. 750.281 Prov. Life and Trust. 644,682 New England Mutual 863,662 “ i i In All Things at All Times. ,Tt 't virt'li.i, Vlil i.t a * . ; There are rir&tiy GOOD life insurance companies, but among them all there must be one BEST. THE BEST is THE EQUIT ABLE. If you wish to know why, send for: i, the report of the Superintendent of Insurance for the State of New York on the ex amination of The Equitable; 2, for actual results of maturing poli cies; 3, for statement of death claims paid in 1894. Then you will know the three great reasons of The Equitable’s supremacy: 1st, its financial stability; 2d, its great profits and advantages to living policy-holders; 3d, the promptness of its payments and liberality of its settlements. The Equitable Life Assurance Society JAS. w. ‘ALEXANDER, Viee-PresidiiL OK THE UNITE!) STATES. II. B. HYDE, President Alabama Department—Clark & Jackson, Managers; Louis V. Clark, J. Kirk Jackson. L. D. Burdette, Cashier. OFFICES—2021 First Avenue, Southern Club Building, Birmingham, Ala. Assets, $185,044,310. Surplus, $37,481,060. :•» '• L INCH EASE IN SURPLUS IN 10 YEARS, l885-’94 Equitable.. .$27,017,995 Mutual’.. 16,652,661 Nsw York. 14,883,707 Northwestern. 10,593,993 Mutual Benefit. 722,365 Connecticut Mutual. 3,553,853 Ktn». 1,890.053 Penn Mutual. 1,052,549 I'rov.I.lfe and Trust.. 1,761,370 New England Mutual —453,790 (Decrease.) INCl’iKASK IN ASSURANCE IN FORCE IN 10 YEARS, 1885-’95. Equitable.. $604,147,562 Mutual. 502,921,476 New York.. 582,511,574 Northwestern. 241,903,587 Mutual Benefit. 73,525,985 Connecticut Mutual 4,456,186 Ktna. 51,244,205 Penn Mutual. 82-,557,215 Prov. Life and Trust 61,980,155 ^ew Engl ■ i Mutual 31,239,591 INCREASE IN PREMIUM INCOME IN TEN YEARS, 1885-94. Equitable.. .$24,007,601 Mutual. 22.272,905 Naw York. 18.452,023 Northwestern. 9.381,890 Mutual Benefit. 3,278,187 Connecticut Mutual. —29,405 (Decrease.) Etna. 2.145.024 Penn Mutual. 3.504.907 Prov. Life and Trust 2,509,757 New England Mutual 1,075,849 INCREASE IN INTERIM' INCOME IN TEN YEARS, 1885-94. Equitable — $4,658,645 Mutual. New York. Northwestern. Mutual Benefit. Connecticut Mutual... JCtna. Penn Mutual. prov. Life and Trust.. New Kngland Mutual 0,Sod, I 4,176,360 2,215.320 991,806 431,179 534,458 692,894 851,761 281,648 INCREASE IN TOTAL INCOME IN TEN YEARS, 1385-91. Equitably $2®, 666,246 Mutual.. ... 26, 661,211 Now York. . 22,650.562 NorthwOstOrrt. 11,610,159 Mutual Benefit. .’. 4,266,385 Connecticut Mutual.. 404,505 Ktna... 2,573,971 Penn Mutual... 4,239,841 Prov. Bile anil Trust 3,390,758 New Knjjlanil Mutual. 1,336,994 Increase in Payments to Policy Holders in Ten Year's, I885-’94. Equitable,.. $12,278,566 Mutual. 7,16G;195 Now York...:',.1..,'.: . " »,»!10,(MS Northwestern,,'.' 2,060,102 Mutual Benefit.,. 2,01.0,12.1 Connecticut Mutual. 887,508 JCtna. 1,142.S00 Penn Mutual.2.088,:’, 51 I’rov. Life an,l Trust 1,728,518 New ICnglantlMutual 852,042 1NC0MF SAVED FOR INVESTMENT IN TEN YEARS, 18S5-’94. Equitable. .$126,000,761 Mutual. 91.621.7W Now York. 97,643,828 Northwestern. 48,421,138 Mutual Benefit. 16,775,122 Connecticut Mutual.. 8.633,528 Etna. 11,838,533 Penn Mutual. 15,001,784 Prov. Bite and Trust 17,515,426 New England Mutual 7,644,951 SURPLUS EARNED IN TEN TEARS, !S85-’94. Equitable . .$46,259,509 Mutual... .. 41,3114,129 New York. 33,993,408 Northwesern. 21,098,950 Mutual Benefit. 14,798,901 Connecticut Mutual. 16,502,406 Etna. 8,266,010 Penn Mutual. 6,843,644 Prov.Elfe and Trust 5,527,617 New England Mutual 4,904,633 BOWLDER’S BURGLAR. [Washington Post. Bowlder's wife was away at the time, and the time was a night last month. Mrs. B. was in the country, and Bowl der, left lonely and forlorn, to looli after the house and earn money, was having a. sad, bad time indeed. Not that Bowlder really lacked any thing, but he missed his wife. Where before the merry prattle of his offspring Jnade the racket of a boiler shop, all was solemn peace and hush. The Bowlder mansion was like a graveyard. Naturally Bowlder felt lonesome; and to avoid as much as might be having his loneliness thrust upon him by the empty desolation of the house, he made it a rule during his wife’s vacation no-t to go home until 3 o’clock a. m. He was dead on his legs by that time, as he expressed it, and went at once to sleep, before the absence of Mrs. B. began to prey upon him. On the night, or more properly morn ing. In question. Bowlder wended home ward at sharp 3. He had been missing Mrs B. painfully all of the evening, and to uphold himself, had subscrlt>ed to divers drinks. These last Bowlder put safely away within his belt, and they cherished him and taught him resigna tion. and he didn’t! miss his wife as much eslie had. The hoary truth is that as Bowlder drew near his home on M street he had so far conquered his sense of abandon ment that he wasn’t even thinking of bis wife. He was plodding along in the middle of the street for fear of footpads, whom he ’fancied might be sauntering In the shadows of the maples of curb ■on either side, and was really in quite a happy, fortunate frame of mind. As Bowlder turned In toward his gate he was softly repeating the lines: •Tis sweet to hear the watchdog's honest bark, . Bay deep-mouthed welcome as we draw . near home, •Tis sweet to know there is an eye will Our'coming and grow brighter when we come. Not that Bowlder had a watchdog, hon est or otherwise, to bay him deep mouthed welcome. And inasmuch^ as they had discharged the exile from Erin, who aforetime did service as the Bowlder maid of all work when Mis. B. took flight for the summer, there was but slight hope of an eye on the premises to grow brighter when he came. No; it was not that Bowlder was really looking for deep-mouthed bays or bright ening eyes; he was naturally musical and poetical and the drinks he had corralled had merely unlocked his nature In that behalf. Bowlder was reciting the lines quoted for the pleasure he drew from their beauty; not from the prophecy they put forth of any meeting to which he looked forward. A remark which escaped Bowlder as he climbed his steps and dexterously fitted his night key to the day keyhole showed this. "I ought to have stayed at a hotel,” said Bowlder. “There's nobody here to rake me over the coals for it, and I’m going to have a great head on me when 1 wake up.” Bowlder at last by mistake got his latch key Into the keyhole to which it ap pertained nnd the door swung Inward. - This was a distinct success, and Bowlder1 heaved a sigh of relief. This door, which has grown singularly obdurate since Mrs. B.’s departure, had been known to hold Bowlder at bay for twenty minutes. Bowlder had just cast his hat oh the hall floor—he intended to hang it up in the morning when he would have more time—and had got as far on a Journey t<1 the second story as one step, when a noise In the basenjent dining room enlist ed Bowlder’s attention. His curiosity rather than his fears was aroused; another happy effect of his liba tions. Without one thought of burglars Bowl der deferred his journey upstairs, and re paired instead to the dining room below. Bowlder would investigate the untoward noises which, while soft and light, were still of such volume as might tell upon the ear. "Wonder ’f the house is haunted?” ob served Bowlder as he went deviously be low. It has already been noted that Bowlder never once bethought him of burglars, In truth he had often scoffed at burglars while conversing with Mrs. B. on this subject so interesting to ladies; and had said that no burglar could make day wages robbing the house. It had all the thrill of perfect surprise then when, as Bowlder turned into his dining room he beheld a bull's eye lan tern sitting on the table, shedding a male volent stream of light in his face; and caught the shadowy outlines of a tall man behind it who seemed engaged in pointing a gun at him. "Hold up your hands,” said the tall man. "and don’t come a step further, or out goes your light.” "Well, I like thlsh,” observed Bowlder, in a tone of querulous complaint, at the same time, however, clasping his hands above his head; "I like thish. What's the row here?” The tall man made no reply, but came round and deftly ran bis hands over Bowlder for possible arms. Bowlder had no gun. The tall man seemed satisfied and stepping back, told Bowlder he might sit down on a chair and rest his hands In his lap. Bowlder took advantage of the permission. "Any 'bjeetions to me lightin' a she gar?” queried Bowlder. " * "Not at all,” said the tall man. Bowlder was soon puffing away. Being friendly, not to say polite, by nature, Bowlder bestowed one on Ills visitor. “Is It a mild cigar?” asked the burglar. "Colorado-claro," said Bowlder. "Tjiat's all right," assented the other. “I don't like a strong smoke; it makes my head ache.” As the visitor lighted the cigar Bowlder noticed that he wore a black mask across his eyes, and that the latter shown through the apertures cut for their con venience like beads. The mask gave Bowlder a chill which the pistol had not evoked. Indeed it came very near de stroying the whole force of the drinks he had accumulated. When the stranger had lighted his ci gar Bowlder and he puffed at each other a few moments without a word. “What are you doing In my house?” at last demanded Bowlder. The stranger smiled and puffed on. Then he kicked a large sack with his foot. Bowlder had not observed this sack beforS. As the stranger touehed.it with his foot it gave out a metallic clinking. Bowlder's eyes roamed instinctively to the sideboard. There wasn't much left, but enough to show Bowlder that the sideboard's burden of silverware was gone. With such a start Bowlder was able to infer a great deal. "Made a clean sweep, eh?" remarked Bowlder. The masked stranger nodded.. "If you’ve got all there is loose and lit tle In the house," said Bowlder—he was talking plainer every moment now— "you’ve got 51f>00 worth. Been up shtalrs yet?” Again the man of the mask nodded. He also showed symptoms of being about to depart. "Don’t go yet,” remonstrated Bowlder. "Want to talk to you. Did you get the old lady's Jewelry upstairs?" Again the burglar nodded. He seemed disinclined to use his voice unless It was necessary. ‘‘That's bad,” remarked Bowlder re flectively; referring to the conquest of his first wife's jewelry. "The old lady wont do a thing but make me buy her some more. And the worst of it Is. she'll put up the figures cn what jlmcracks you’ve got and insist they're worth [our times their true valu'?, I'm lucky if she don't put it higher than $1000. And they ain’t wqrth $200; you'll be lucky if you get half of that on 'em. The burglar looked hopeful as well as he could with a mask, .but retorted noth ing to Bowlder. The letter mused on sor rowfully over hjs wi£e'?, jpwels. "You see.it putsh mo In the hole,” said Bowlder. "1 get it- going and coming. You come along and robs me; and then Mrs. B. comes home and robs me again. Don’t you think that's a little rough?" The stranger said it was rough. He didn't nod this time, hut used his voice. Kncotiragod by the stranger's agree ment with Ids views. Bowlder urged the return of his wife's jewelry. "Just gimme, hack What's her's,” said Bowlder, “ajad you can keep the rest. That'll let me out with her, and I don't care for the balance." But the man of midnight stoutly ob jected. It would be a dead* loss of $200, he said, and worse yet, it would be unpro fessional. Bowlder thought deeply a moment Then he took a new tack. “Any 'bjeetions to taking a drink with me?” he asked. “None In the world," said the burglar. Bowlder explored his coat pocket for a bottle he'd brought home to restore him after his sleep. He proffered the bottle to the burglar. “After you is.manners,” said that per son. Bowdder drank, and then the burglar did the same. “You a democrat?” demanded Bowlder, suddenly. “I s'pose even burglars have their politics!” "Administration democrat,” said the burglar; "that's what I am. I believe in a sound currency.” "I'm an administration democrat, too," remarked Bowlder. 1 knew we'd find common ground at last. Now, as a mem 'ber of the same party as yourself, I want?* to ask a favor pf you.. You've got about $1500 worth of plunder there; and yet, you see yourself, there's a good deal of furniture you’re leaving behind; piano up stairs, and all tlhat. Tell you what I'll do. I'll play you one game of ten-point seven-up to see whether you take all or nothing. " Como now, as a favor." The burglar hesitated. He was afraid there was a trap in it. Bowlder gave him his wofd as a gold-bug and a dem ocrat that he made the proffer in all hon esty. “If you win,” said Bowlder, “ you cap cart the furniture, away tomorrow. I'jjj order you a wagon as I go down, and yop cam sleep in the house and see that J don't c^rry' off anything or hold out on you." , “But It ain't worth as much as I haveo got?” demurred the burglar. s "Well, see here," said Bowlder—sobel' he was by now—“to avoid spoiling sportf I'll throw in my watch and $30. That’si square." The burglar admitted that the proposal was fair, but stuck for seven points. "I like straight seven up,” he said, “Make it a seven-point game and I'll go you.” > Bowlder produced1 .a deck of cards,from the sewing (machine drawer. At the burglar's own suggestion they lighted, one gas jet. “Cut for deal," said Bowlder. The burglar cut a ten-spot Bowlder a deuce. The burglar had the deaj. The king of diamonds was turned as trump. “Beg,” said BowldSr. “Take It," remarked the burglar. The hands were played. Bowlder had the queen and six-spot of diamonds; the marauder had the tent nine and seven of diamonds. Bowlder took high, low and the burglar counted game. “No jack out,” remarked Bowlder. “No,” said the other. And then. In an abused tone, "Say, you don’t beg nor nuthin', do you? The idee of a gent’s beggin’ in a two-hand gaifte a-holdin’ of the queen and Six." They had played three hands; jack had been out once. Bowlder' was keeping score. Jt stood: ., ■ "Howl, | | | | | f.~ '('Burg. | | | |." It was Bowlder's deal. lie riffled the cards with the deftness of one who plays often and well. "Bound to .settle It Ibis time," said the burglar. "The score stands 6 to 4. You hot your life I'Ll sHaWtf dll the bare Jack if 1 get it." Bowlder threw the cards around and turned trump with a snap. It was the jack of clubs. The burglar looked at it wistfully, even sadly. "That's square, is it?” he said to Bowl der in a tone of half reproach. “You ain't the man to go and turn jack on a poor crook from the bottom of the deck and you only one to go?” Bowlder assured him the transaction was perfectly honest. "Yes, I guess it was,” said the burglar, rising. "1 was watching you and I guess it was straight. It's just my luck, that’s all. Well, I must go; it's getting along to wards 4:30 o'clock." "Have a drink?” said • Bowlder, "and take another cigar." The cracksman took a drink. Then he selected a cigar from Bowlder’s proffered case. "If It’s nil the same to.ybuse,” said the burglar, "J’ll smoke this later on; after breakfast.” And he put the cigar in his pocket. "ilrei*o; let me show you out this way,” said Bowlder, leading the way to the front basement door. “I hates to ask it of a stranger,” said the burglar, as he hesitated just outside the door, “hut the Fourteenth street cars 'II be runnln’ In a little while now. and would you mind tendin' mo a nickel? I lives down be the B. & O.” Of course Bowlder wriujd lend him car fare. This somewhat raised the burglar’s spirits made sad by seven up. As he closed the front gate behind him, the burglar looked back at Bowlder. “Do you know, pard," he said, “if It wasn't for my weakness for gamblin’ I'd been a rich man years ago.” JU8T RECEIVED. Neufchatel cheese. Edam and Roquefort cheese. Tineapple cheese. Limburgor cheese. Imported Swisb cheese. . Full line of flrst-clas3 gro ceries at reasonable prices H. LOWENTHAL, 220 19th Street, North. Ifl-13-7t_ Some"oi' Our Imports. , /The following is from the Boston Jour nal of Commerce: ,r The classification of imports for 1895 the bureau of statistics shows a notable ■increase in the imports of wool and woolens over 1894, due in a measure to tariff causes, but the figures are not materially larger tha-n J$93 or 1891, The classification of raw wool and. manufac tured goods Imported during'the past five years Is shown In the following table: Year. Raw Material. Manufactures. Total. 1891 .J18.Z31.373 J4I.050.080 J29.291.45Z 1892 . 19.688,108 35,505,879 55,253.987 1893 . Zl.064,180 38,048,515 59,112,695 1894 . 6,107,438 39.439,373 25,546,810 1895 . 25,556,421 36,543,084 62,099,509 Cofree constituted 13.14 per cent of the imports of 1895; sugar and molasses. 10.63 per cent; wool and woolens, 8.49 per cent; silk and silk goods, 7,36 per cent; chemicals, drugs and. medicines, 8.96 per cent; fibers and their manufacture*. 6.41 per cent; cotton and cotton goods, 5.IS per cent; hides and. skirts, 3.67 per cent; Iron and steel and their products. 3.20 per cent; India rubber and Its produots, 2.68 per cent; wood and its manufactures, 2.43 per cent; frplts. Including nuts. 2.36 per cent; and tobageo and Its products, 2.31 per cent. Nd ofhe'r article consti tuted so much as Z jpep cent of the net imports. MRS. CORA POTTER. Mrs. Potter, In a talk recently with a reporter In New York, tells a most Inter esting story of her early married life and how she made entrance into society. "I was born and brought up in the south, a country girl, educated different ly from city girls,” said Mrs. Potter. ‘‘My family was poor. I was very do mestic and simple in my tastes. I was taught to sew, and made all my own dresses. Indeed, my wedding dress was the first gown I ever wore which was made outside of our own home. ‘‘I met James Brown Potter, a fine, handsome man. i fell in love with him, and before I was 17 we were married and came to New York to live. Mr. Potter was considered a howling swell, and my family were led to believe that I had made a great match, and that my fu ture lay along a path of roses. •'My ideas of life and those of the Pot ters were utterly at variance. I was brought up to think that life was real and love ruled the world; that dissen sions in families were a disgrace. The Potters lived only for outside show, always seemed to be afraid to appear natural, and were always at swords’ points with une another. "The Butler-Duncans were my cousins, but I had never even sent them my cards or let them know where 1 was. My en tree into New York society was the merest accident, and I assure you no thanks to the Potters. "One day I was walking down Broad way when I mot William Wilton Phipps, Mira. Butler-Duncan s son in-law, just arrived from England. ‘Why. Cora,’ he said, 'what are you doing here?’ 1 told him I was marrledto Mr. Potter and liv ing in New York. ‘Ah.‘ he said, 'you must he no end of a swell.' When T said to him that I lived very quietly and never went anywhere he asked me how I would like to go to a ball. "You may readily jmagine I was de lighted at the prospPct. He sent, me a ticket, and with the Butler-Duncans I went 'to my first Patriarchs' ball. I wore my wedding dress, which was a year old. I took off the orange blossoms and freshened it up a bit, but I fear it must have looked rather dowdy. Entered Into Society. "Under the patronage of the Butler Duncnns, who were lovely to me, I was introduced Into society at this ball, and I took. Ward McAllister danced with me. and after that there was nothing to be desired. I was a full-fledged member of the swell set. "One social function followed another, and I was In the swim, but 1 always felt that people patronized me, for we were poor. Mr. Pnttgr never earned a penny beyond his stated income. I had to make my own gowns. I worked harder than I have ever worked In my chosen profes sion, and all for what? "Mv success in private theatricals paved the way for something better, and one day, 3lck and weary of all the mock-' ery, tired of the constant fault finding to which I was compelled to submit, tired of going out with a smiling face and a breaking heart, tired of the snubs of the Potters, who are always Jealous of each other; tired of genteel poverty. I walked out of the home Mr. Potrer is keeping for me, and left everything behind me. I have never been permitted to go back to get my belongings, and not even as much as a pair of sleeve buttons has ever been sent to me. "I have never since seen my child". I would have gladly have taken her and educated her, as I think all women should be educated to take care of themselves. ’'People wonder why I am on the stage. I went simply to earn my bread, and fori the glorious privilege of being Indepen dent. I could no longer lead a false life. "I care nothing for the Potters. They have done nothing for me. Mr. James Brown Potter is now traveling In Europe with his daughter and liis governess. When they were in Paris Mr. Pottep called on my sister, Mrs. Duval, who llvesl there, and asked her to call and see Mlsd Potter, but Mrs. Duval utterly refused. Of course, Mr. Potter would have beer* very glad to have won the social influ ence of Mrs. Duval during his stay In Paris, but he failed. To those who have known Mrs. Potter* as a young girl, her statement that she was brought up in the country and that her family were always poor is a re markable assertion, and one which can hardly be believed Mrs. Potter could have made. Her father was Col. David Urquhart, and her mother Miss Augusta Slocomb. At the time of the marriage of her parents Miss Augusta Slocomb was considered one of the wealthiest heiresses in New Orleans. Until tho failure of Colonel Urquhart and the col lapse of ids savings bank, which occur red Just about two years before Mrs. Potter’s marriage, the TTrquharts lived extremely well. They had a town house, a planta tion with a fine residence upon It, and at one time trad also a country house at Flat Rock, N. C., a mountain resort much frequented by southerners. Mrs. Slocomb, the grandmother of Mrs. Potter, lived In a splendid house on I,a Fayette square. New Orleans, and Cora Urquhart, after the family gave up their town house, and Just before her debut In society, lived part of the time with her grandmother- and also paid lotrg visits td her aunt, Mrs. Richardson, and to her uncle’s widow, with the mother of the Countess di Brazza. She never appeared as a young girl on the streets of New Or leans without being accompanied by a maid, and always was extremely well gowned. Of course Just about the time of her marriage Colonel Urquhart’s financial difficulties began anti the family were obliged to I've on the plantation, hut all the girlhood of Mrs. Potter was spent amid comparatively luxurious surround ings. Her marriage to James Brown Potter was, of course, considered a very great match, as at the time the financial difficulties were beginning to beset the pathway of her father, and the family were somewhat straitened in circum stances. Montgomery nnd Return Sunday, October 27, Only $1.50 Round Trip. An excursion will leave Birmingham for Montgomery Sunday, October 27, 1895, at 8 a. m., reaching there at in a! m., returning leave Montgomery at 10:30 p. m., making a quick run back. Only $1.50 round trip. By-this arrangement you can spend the entire day In the Capital City at a very low rate. The ac commodations and comfort of this ex cursion will be the same as if you were on the regular passenger train and had paid full fare, so do not fall to take ad vantage of it. For further information apply to any ticket agent of Louisville and Nashville railroad, or to D. D. Kin nebrew, excursion agent. Box 6S5. Bir mingham, Ala. 10-18-td THE OLD CHURCH AND THE NEW. The dear old church is now no more, A new one sUutely fair. Of costly stone and stained class. Instead stands proudly there* Ah. well, ’tis natural, as ’tls true, Old things must pass away, And yet, the memory of the old, Seem fondly dear today. To those who sit ’mid splendor new, Where rainbow sunbeam fall. The sacred dead seem strangely near, Their voices softly call. A mother’s tender prayer-llt-face, Father’s and children’s too, Come back, from out tho vanished years. The old church, seems the new. —Elizabeth Willlson Stephen. Carlisle, Q., September, 1896 Baby Shoes—We have all styles and colors in soft soles. The Smith Shoe Co. 10-18-tf