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THE WEATHER. Washington, Oct. 19.—Forecast for Ala bama and Mississippi: Fair; colder; northerly winds. __ YESTERDAY’S TEMPERATURE. As especially recorded for the State Herald on the standard thermometer at Hughes’ drug store, 1904 Second avenue. The figures given are in all instances for the temperature recorded in the shade and on a southern sheltered exposure. b a. m.56 i:ip. m.*?7U p u. m.64 4 p. hi....75&s jo n. m.70 5 p. in. .7214 11 n.in.75 6 p. m..'... 69 J2m..784417 p. m. 66 J p. m.80*4 8 p. m.63 2p. m.6oU U p. m.61 . COL. BANKHEAD PLEASED With the Result of His Bout With Mr. Clarke. Talks With a State Herald Reporter. Hon. ,T. II. Bankhead reached the city last night from Montgomery'. When asked byt a State Herald man (or a list of the appointments of the joint discussions between him and Mr. Clarke Colonel Bankhead said that they had not yet been agreed upon, Mr. Clarke not being ready to make them, giving as his rea son "press of business and sickness in.Ills family.” Colonel Bankhead expressed himself as being well pleased wluh uhe outcome of the debate in Montgomery. Judging from his appearance and the pleasing frame of mind evidenced by the tone of his conversation, Colonel Bank head evidently came out first best in hiis bout with the blue-eyed boy of destiny. The World’s Fair Tests showed no baking powder so pure or so great in leav ening power as the Royal. TALL. A DEC* A. Incendiary Blaze-Delightful Cantata—Lo cale and Personals. Talladega. Oct. 19.—(Special Corre spondence.)—Last night about 12 o’clock some miscreants set fire to some small outhouses on the premises of Mrs. J. M. Fleetwood on Battle street. Fortunately the blaz*' was discoved in time to pre vent any serious damages. A delightful cantata was given at the opera house under the supervision of Miss Alice Hammond Friday evening. The entertainment consisted of an im personation of Father Time and his hap py family. Little tots represented the minutes and larger girls and young la dies the hours and days. The entertain ment was resplendent with striking tab leaux and sweet music. Miss Hammond ranks deservedly high as a musical in structress. Capt. T. S. Plowman, president of the First National bank, has been in attend ance upon the sessions of the bankers' association In Atlanta this week. Miss Minnie Miller is quite sick at. her North street home. Miss Mossle Isbell, who has been at tending the Birmingham Musical col lege for the past three months, came home today. Miss Lpla Shouse returned today from an extended visit to Georgia relatives. Hon. J. W. Vandlon spent the week in attendance on Ashvllle circuit court. Judge Brown and Solicitor Wilson are home over Sunday. FLORENCE. Historic Trunk Sent to the Atlanta Exposi tion—OnceOwned by “Old Hickory.” Florence, Oct. 19.—(Special.)—An his toric trunk was sent to the Atlanta expo sition yesterday from Leighton. The trunk, which is a small, leather covered affair, stubbed with Innumerable brass nails, was onoe the property of Gen. Andrew Jackson, and has quite a his tory. It is now owend by Mis. Lucy King of Leighton, who consented to its being sent to Atlanta, where It will form a part of the Colbert county ex hibit. General Jackson had the trunk with him during the time of the military survey from Nashville to Florence in 3814. when he was on his way to New Orleans. He presented the trunk to Ed ward Thomas, Esq., an ancestor of Mrs. King, as a testimonial of friendship. After the death of Mr. Thomas the trunk became the property of Mary T'liomas. his heir, and since her death, in 1873. it has been ini the possession of Mrs. King, who prizes it very highly. E (jLUEK, jewelek, Moved to 2018 1st avenue. 10-17-lhu-sun • VERBENA. A Negro Reports That Ho Saw and Talked With Railroad Bill. Verbena, Opt. 18.—(Special Correspond ence.)—Mrs. John I. Forniss, who is stopping at the Cllffton house, lias re iturned from a pleasant visit to Mont gomery. Capt. C. L. Brown of Chapman has been on a visit to relatives here. Mr. Charles Reese of Birmingham was shaking hands with his many friends here this week. Mrs. E. H. Wingate is visiting relatives In Birmingham Miss Mary Soffey of Mobile is the charming guest of relatives in our olty. Mrs. G. F. McDonald and her beauti ful and accomplished daughter, Miss Ne THE SECRET BEAUTIFUL SKIN IS FOUND IN CUTICURA SUAP 8old thronghf.nl the world. British itupolt F Nrw BKKT * 8mx«. J Kins Fdwor.l-'t . I (Mirtuii l*0~r*r Diti'O am> fn -sfe Birthday Giftr. % We are now open so NABERS, i ni, who have been stopping at the Cllffton house, have returned to their home In Montgomery. It is reported here that a negro saw Railroad Btll and talked to him at Mountain Creek, four miles north of here, this week. The negro came from south Aialjttma, and says he knows Railroad Bill well. He says Railroad Bill asked him wha.t he was doing up here, and he asked Railroad BUI where he was going to. Bill said he was going up further north. He says Railroad Bill had two pistols and a Winchester rifle on him, also a sack around h’s neck. Our farmers are 1n good spirits. They have made a splendid corn crop and a very good cotton crop. Miss Sallie Barnett has returned from a very pleasant visit to relatives in Ken tucky. At a sociable recently giv*'n to the young people at Mr. F. A. Gulledge’s res idence Miss Nenl McDonald of Mont gomery entertained the ‘crowd with most exquisite and entrancing music on the mandolin. It was greatly enjoyed by her audience. We are gland to report that Miss Inez Nnrthlngton. wrho has been quite sick with pneumonia, is a great deal better. Misses Alice and Nena Marbury, twrr* of Bozeman's bright and winsome young ladies, Itaye been visiting friends here. ■ Col. R. W Shaw of Montgomery visit ed our city this week on business. PRESIDENTIAL PROGRAMME. Mr. Cleveland Would Have a Royally Good time if the Committee Would Turn Him Loose, Atlanta. Ga.t Oct. 19.—President Cleve land and his cabinet wall do the hardest day's work! of their lives if they take In a tenth of title things on the programme. Elaborate preparations arebeingmadefor the entertainment of the visitors. A new dress of buntings is being placed on the buildings in the heart of the city anil along the ‘fashionable residence streets. The florists have great orders for decorat ing the presidential suites of rooms at the Aragon. A long string of breakfasts, dinners and receptions have been de clined by lihe committee, which proposes to give the Cleveland party a chance to do something besides eat and shake hands. At the exposition everybody will have a chance to see the president, and tlie auditorium where he is to speak has a seating capacity of 10,000. There is a general feeling here that President Cleve land will take this occasion to make some signiticant utterances either as to hits future plans or as to the country's roreign relations. The railroads aro assembling their cai-s at remote points to bring in excursions next Tuesday and Wednesday. They are preparing to bring 100,000 people be tween Tuesday and Wednesday morn ings. Cotton picking is on an advanced stage, the farmers are better supplied with money than they have been in five years, and they will take two or thre“ days holidays next week. At Ma^or King's dinner Tuesday nigh! President Cleveland and Vice-President Stevenson will sit on the right and left, respectively, of the mayor. The pres ence of these two officials at a function outside of Washington is rare. Mr. Stevenson is taking in the exposi tion quietly. His wife, who is a distin guished member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, is attending the councils of that body and of the colonial dames regularly Socially, the Steven sons are having a. brilliant time, with 100 more invitations than they can accept. Mrs. W. L. Peel of Atlanta welcomed the colonial dames today, and Mrs. W. W. Cordon of Savannah, head of the Georgia dames, presided, Mrs. Howard Townsend, president of the national society, delivered her an nual address, and she was followed by Mrs. Edward Gillespie, a great grand da ugi!)fc>r of Benjamin Franklin. Mrs. w. D. Grant entertained the dames this afternoon, and tonight Effle Ellsler gave them a, benefit. The road parliament adopted resolu tions today condemning convict labor on publio roads, recommending the lay ing out of public roads by the government before selling public lands and favoring the establishment of roadside fences. Gen. John M. Stahl of Illinois made an address Ion "Agricultural Discontent." The parliament has adjourned. We can offer you special in ducements in school books, both new and second-hand; school tablets, slates and lunch baskets. We buy for cash and sell for cash, hence our low prices. Come and see us and you will be well pleased. Birmingham Book Co., 1908 2d avenue. John B. Roden, Manager. After the Codfederate Hall. Atlanta, Oct 19.—Representatives from New Orleans. Nashville and Richmond were here today to press their claims for the Confederate Memorial hall which Charles Broadway Ross of New York hits offered to endow. The idea was sug gested by Mr. Ross, who is himself a Confederate veteran and a wealthy met ropolitan merchant. The matter of rec ommending a site for the hall is in the hands of a committee appointed by Gen. John B. Gordon of Georgia, commander in-chief ,of the Confederate Veterans. Gen. George H. Stewart of Maryland was temporary chairman of the committee, which organized by electing John Carter of Kentucky permanent chairman and Col Howard Williams of Atlanta sec retary. Atlanta. Richmond, New Orleans nnd Nashville are all anxious to secure the hall, in which will he placed historical documents and relics of the Confederacy. Several speeches were made today and the committee adjourned until Monday, when more arguments will be heard. ALABAMA NATIONLAL BAfiKS. Condition at the Close of Business Septem ber 28. Washington. Oct. 19.—(Special.)—The abstract of the condition of the national bunks of Alabama at the close of busi ness on Seplember 28, os reported to the comptroller of the currency, shows the average reserve to have been $27.92 per cent, against 30.64 per cent on July It. Loans ami discounts Increased from $5, 727.744 to $6,319,975; stocks and securities to $1,265,570; gold coin decreased from $45;:.776 to $425,269; total specie from $681, 618 to $628,448; lawful money reserve from $964,933 to $877,481; Individual deposits de creased from $5,672,830 to $5,636,171. Shoffer Has Withdrawn. Columbus, O., Oct. 19.—The state re publican committee received a telegram this morning from the Darlno republi can committee that Shoffer lias with drawn from the ticket as a candidate for the legislature. • WED iiiii up our recent Jioit vour visit to MORROW & GREAT BRITAIN MUST YIELD She Is Usurper on the Soil of Venezuela. BLUFFING NOW TOGAIN TIME It Is a Game That She Knows How to Play, The Monroe Doctrine Must Be Upheld. Washington, Oct. 17.—(Correspondence of the New York Press.)—In spite of the excited flurry both in London and Wash ington with- regard to the Venezuelan Jjottndary dispute, Mora not appear that anything substantial has grown out of the correspondence between Secretary Olney and the Marquis of Salisbury. The case stands exactly, where it has stood for the last ten years, with the possible ex ception that Great Britain seems more determined than ever to insist on the full measure of her claims, without regard to the attitude of the United States. Tlie editorial in the London Times which wa& jcabled to this country today is believed* to "voice the sentiment of the administration now in control of affairs in Downing street, and that editorial holds out no hope whatever for any set tlement which shall not despoil Venezu ela of her richest mining region lying east of the Schomburgk line. A distin guished diplomat explained to the Press correspondent tonight certain features of the boundary dispute which have not hitherto been clearly exploited. One Thing That Is Certain. “It should be distinctly understood, in the first place," said he, "that this ques tion Is not one to which arbitration should properly apply. It is a matter of well-established fact in history, contain ing not an atom of doubt, that to Great Britain there was ceded by the treaty of ISi4 with the Netherlands all the terri tory belonging to the latter country east ward of Venezuela. the possessions of the Netherlands and of Venezuela—at that time a province of Spain—Is clearly defined in that treaty, all occupation on the part of Great Brit ain of territory westward of that line is clearly a usurpation. Upholding an Arbitrary Act. "Great Britain lays great stress on the Sohomburgk survey of 1840. It Is an in teresting’ question to know by what In ternational sanction such a survey was made—certainly not with the under-' standing or consent of the Venezuelan government. It was an arbitrary act of Great Britain, and one she is determined lo uphold against a weaker nation, un less the United States government recog nizes the injustice of such a position and once more proclaims with decisiveness the principles of President Monroe. "Great Britain's game in the Vene zuelan dispute is ihe same as she played in the Behring sea business, to arbitrate, the unquestionable right of another na tion so that during the progress of ne gotiations the dlsppte may become so clouded as to confirm her in the posses sion of everything which she has unjust ly claimed. A Point We Can Never Yield. "This is not the worst of it. Great Britain has had the effrontery to sug gest that the only point which is proper ly susceptible of arbitration is that of tile right of the United States to inter fere In the controversy. In other words, we are to subject to arbitration the valid ity of the Monroe doctrine. It must be borne in mind that the solution of this controversy involves the very existence of the Monroe doctrine as a recognized principle of American diplomacy. "There is only one line for the United States to pursue. She must insist upon oonfinlng the question lo the original territory in dispute, a comparatively nar row strip of land between the Esslquibo and Morocco rivers, which is many miles east of the Schomburgk line. All en-» croarhments since 1814 west of the Mn n co river are clearly acts of aggression, and Great Britain should be compelled to acknowledge the fact that the occu pancy hv her subjects gives her no terri torial jurisdiction.” WARRIOR. Missionary Anniversary—Dr. Armstrong to Deliver an Address. Warrior, Oct. 19.—(Special Correspond ence.)—Sunday, October 20, Is the mis sionary anniversary of the Methodist church. A line programme has been pre pared. Dr. Armstrong of your city is expected to deliver an address. Dast night an enjoyable sociable meet ing of the Kpworth league was held at tihe parsonage. Dr. Z. A. Parker lhas been elected pres ident of Athens Female college, and the Methodists of Warrior regret to part with him as presiding elder. Mr. ,T. B. Huffstuttler of this place was married Wednesday, the 16th, to Miss Dea.n of Blount county. The Mable Mining company here re ceived this week more than fifty men from Illinois to take the place of the strikers. From indications the wedding bells will soon ring In Warrior. Misses Wyllie Drennon and Dyde Wil son of Birmingham are tlie guests of Miss Marie Jones. Miss Drennen will sing at the Methodist ohnrch tomorrow. Dr. Robert: Jones has removed to Bir mingham. The largest and best assort ment of the season in ladies’ and children’s hats at MISS McCROSSIN’S, (Old stand), 1928 Second Avenue. Ward’s Shortage Growing. Memphis. Tenn., Oct. 19.—Develop ments today in the shortage of A. K. Ward show that his forgeries will amount to about $300,000. Of this $75, 000 is held by the local banks $10,000 are in New York city, $12,000 in Chicago and the remainder of firms and individuals in Memphis. Ward enjoyed unlimited^ confidence In business and social cirolee and secured money on forged notes frorU‘ (it least a dozen widows, in amounts run ning from $1000 to $50,000. He also bor rowed the savings of the employes of thd firm of which he was the general mana ger, and gave them spurious notes for It. No one ' nows what he did with the money, but there are no traces of his gambling, speculating or dissipating. The best information to be had shows that half of the money was secured with in the last six months. Ward and his •wife are en route to British Honduras on the steamer Breakwater. DING purchases of Eur our establishment SINNIGE’S W. U. EETTIG, Preaidant. W. J. MILNER, Vice-President. H. E. MILNER, Secretary and Treasurer. The Milner & Kettig Co., (Incorporated. Paid up capital, $125,000.00.) "*• ' MACHINERY • AND • MINING • SUPPLIES. Bar Iron and Steel; Black Diamond Files, Black Diamond Tool Steel, Tools, Rubber and Leather Belting, Rubber Hose and Packing, Blake Steam Pumps, Atlas Engines and Boilers AH kinds of Machinery, Write for prices and Catalogue. 1 > Birmingham, Alabama. ALABAMA LEADS ALL. Successfully Bids Against Pennsylvania and the East for Sewer Pipe Contract for Jacksonville, Fla. The Howard-Harrlson Iron company of Bessemer, tt is reported, has secured the contract for supplying 4900 tons of Iron sewer pipe to be used in extending the water works system of Jacksonville, Fla. The Howard-Harrlson company had to compete with all the pipe factories of the country for this contract, but the fact that a superior quality of pipe can be produced In Alabama at a lower price than elsewhere enables the Uessemer people to underbid all others and thus se cure the order. With reference to this contract the fol lowing resolutions adopted by the board of trustees of the Jacksonville water works a few days ago are reproduced: Resolved, That the lowest bidders for cast 4ron sewer pipe are the McNeal Pipd and Foundry company of Burlington, N. J., the Howard-Harrlson Iron company of Bessemer, Ala., and W. A. Blsbee of Jacksonville, Fla., and hat said parttes be straightway notified that contracts and bonds will be drafted In duplicate and forwarded each of said parties as early as practicable, with the request that the same be executed to this board, when this board will, on or before No vember 15, 1895, award and execute the contracts or reject all bids and wire the fact to the respective bidders named; the -aald bidders may either leave their checks now, deposited with the board, or in place thereof execute the bond re quired; and Resolved, That all the other bidders for each pipe may, on demand, receive their respective checks deposited with this board. _ CHIEF OF UNCLE SAM'S SCOUIS. Col. W. F. Cody, or Buffalo Bill, as he is more familiarly known, is so well known at home and abroad that little remains to be said about him, except that he still stands at the head of one of the greatest amusement concerns of this or any other country. His reputation is not entirely in the amusement line. Long before he ever dreamed of going into that business he had won fame and honor for his many brave deeds as chief of scouts of the United States army at the time the red men ruled. He treasures many autograph letters from generals in the army, commending him for his bravery and forethought, which saved him many times from the tomahawk of the treach erous Indians. Indeed the story of his early life reads more like romance than reality. His presence alone in an exhi bition like that of the “Wild West” would stamp it as the highest order of merit. The exhibitions given under his direction have everywhere met with triumphant success on both sides of the Atlantic. His tour of Rurope waa a series of en thusiastic ovations, which were repeated at the great World's fair in Chicago. In fact, the “Wild West” show in 1893 was scarcely secondary in importance to the great White City itself. The same may be truthfully said of the exhibition given during the summer of last year at Am brose park, New York. Associated with Col. Cody for a num ber of years has been Mr. Nate Salsbury, a man of expanded ideas and keen per ceptions of business qualities. To these two for this season has been added Mr. James A. Bailey, now and for a number of years the head of the great Barnum show. This remarkable managerial trio have devoted great care and forethought and gone to great expense in the enlargement and improvement of tihe entertainment for the present season, and a magnificent programme has been prepared. In addition to representations of Indian warfare attacks on and rescue of stage coaohes and settlers' cabins, riding by traiined rowhoys, Mexican vaqueros, a congress of rough riders of the world has been added, including Russian Cossacks. South American (la.uchos. Bedouin Arabs and the pick of the cavalry of the Bng Hsh, German and the United States. The interesting details of this remark able exhibition are too numerous for more than general reference. The entertain ment provided is a remarkable object lesson and will afford instruction, as well as entertainment, to both young and old. It will be given in a vast arena, which will have a seating capacity for 20,000 people, and at might will be brilliantly illuminated by electric light of unusual power. A free cavalcade in tihe morning will be participated in by detachments from various departments of the exhibition. The music will be furnished by the fam oub Cowboy band and two other bands of almost equal excellence. The “Wild West” will be here Wednesday. October 23. _ Fine line of gloves, and chil dren’s hats a specialty at MISS McCROSSIN S, (Old stand), 1928 Second Avenue. opcau and Doings lor a critical exam DRUG AND BABY J10THER, tfOpreusH-r FAMILY SHOES Comprise footwear for the entire household. We can supply every fam* ily in Alabama with just what they need for this season of the year. A short price and long wear tells the story of our shoes. We fit every foot and invite the public of Alabama not only to walk, but to walk in our perfectly fitting, com fortable and handsome shoes. We are not pedestrians, but we cover miles of feet every six days. Our shoes please every one, and that makes every one anxious to wear them. This week we’re selling. School Shoes from 99 cents to $2t which will save you one-third your shoe money. All kinds of shoes repaired. 10-ll-3m 8T. PIERRE, li)iO 1st Avenue. THE RACES. Morris Park Results. Morris Park, Oct. 19.—Although the programme was not specially attractive today there was an excellent attendance. The race for the Albany stakes was but little more than a stirt exercise gallop for Ben Brush. He was a 1 to 10 favorite over his three ordinary rivals and won handi ly by about half a length. It was an nounced today that a meeting would be given next month at the old Pimblico track under the old management of the Saratoga Racing association. The meet ing is scheduled to begin November 11 and continue for eighteen days. First race, handicap, five furlongs—Flo retta 1. 85 (Hermltt), 8 to 5, won; Wern berg second, Gotham third. Time, 1:00'^. Second race, one mile—Second Attempt, 94 (O'Leary), 5 to 2, won; Phoebus sec ond, Sunup third. Time, 1:42(6. The horses finished In the above order, but Phoebus was disqualified and the place given to Sunup, with Burgundy third. Third race, the Albany stakes, six fur longs—Ben Brush, 128 (Simms), 10 to 1, won; Merry Prince second, Cassette third. Time, 1:14. Fourth race, handicap, a mile and one sixteenth—Roy El Santa Anita. 127 (Tnr al), 11 to 5, won; Rathampton second, Captain T. third. Time, 1:48. Fifth race, handicap, six furlongs— Refugee, 10.1 (Griffin). 8 to 1, won; Caribi second. Emotional third. Time, 1:14. Sixth race, one mile—Marshall. 103 (.1. Murphy). 3 to 1. won; Sir Dixon, Jr., sec ond, ilkenny third. Time, 1:43. Result* at Latonia. Cincinnati, Oct. 19.—One of the best handicaps of the year was the stake race, the Queen City handicap, at Batonla to day. Eight of the best horses In the west went to the post and the betting was fast and furious. The only drawback was the long delay at the post, some forty-five minutes, caused by Yo Tambien, Free Advice and Simon W. Buck Massie was in front from flag fall to finish, but in the home run six horses came down the stretch almost abreast. Yo Tambien car ried the bulk of the money. Site sulked at the post and did not get to running until at the half mile post, when tine moved up amid wild cheers from the grand stand. She looked a winner half way down the stretch, but gave it up and dropped back. The finish of the last be tween Olive and Santa Maria was very close. Weather cold and blustering. At tendance large; track fast. First race, six furlong's—Cady Pepper, !I4 (R. Isom), 3 to 1, won; Slluria second, Fairchild third. Time, 1:17. Second race, one mile—Spmper Bex. 107 (Bergen), 2 to 1, won; Prince Carl sec ond, Ace third. Time, 1:42. Third race, five and one-half furlongs— Subito, 112 (Morris), 40 to 1, won; Solvable second, Hester third. Time, 1:1014 Fourth race. Queen Olty handicap, value $1345, a mile and one-eighth—Buck Massie, 109 (J. Hill). 9 to 1, won; Simon W. second; Pepper third. Time, 1:4514. Fifth race, five furlongs—Mattie Bee, 105 (Clayton), 2 to 1, won; Elsie O. second. Inverllke third. Time. 1.0314. Sixth race, six furlongs—Olive, 104 (Ber gen). 4 to J. won; Santa Maria Becond, Twinkle third. Time, 1:1514. ENTS. t.io Novelties nu<l illation of onr sto BRIC-A-BRAC A Box Factory Burned. Atlanta, Oct. 19.—The paper box and bag factory of Wellhouse & Sons on De catur street was burned this morning. The loss Is >100,000 and Is fully covered by insurance. Wellhouse & Sons occu pied a new three-story brick building, which was completed and equipped with new machinery last spring. They em ployed 100 men and girls. The foreman got the girls out without a panic and all were accounted for after the Are. When the employes began work this morning they complained of escaping gas. One of the men was looking for the leak when the fire broke out and it Is supposed that the gas became Ignited. The building is a total loss. Wellhouse & Sons have rented a building and will keep right on In business. They will build as soon as the debris can be cleared away. Fresh bread and candy made daily at C. W. Cody’s, 1820 to 1826 3d avenue. it5 tf 2p Reinforcements Asked For. Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. in.—A cable gram from Key West, Fla., to the Times Union says the passengers by the Alas cotte tonight brings word that notwith standing the fact that the government has endeavored to keep the matter quiet, it is now positively known that the war ship Condee Venetlo has been lost while rendering assistance *o the Spanish Colon on the Colorado reefs. Martinez Campos was expected to arrive in Ha vana today, at noon. It is reported he has asked the government for reinforce ments. A Woman's Way is to buy the best artirle for the least money. That’s why Silver Churn Butterine is so popular with the best house keepers. Silver ' Churn Butterine is uniformly fragrant and deli cious. Its purity and sweet ness make it available for the most delicate uses. Prepared Solely By ARMOUR PACKING CO., Kansas City, U. S A. Card Favors Brit!-a-Brac, and c»I*. EMPORIUM.