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The largest theater In the world Is the
new opera house in Paris. It covers
nearly three acres of ground; its cubic
mass is 4,287.000 feet; It cost about 100,
000,000 francs.
The largest ship In the world Is the
Great Eastern. The construction com
menced May I, 1854 and completed No
vember 3, 1857. She has eight engines,ca
pable In actual work of 11.00Q, horse pow
er, and has besides twenty auxiliary en
gines. She is 680 feet long, 83 feet broad,
60 feet deep, beng 28,627 tons burden. 18,
915 gross and 13,344 net register.
The largest PANT-KRY in the world,
where they make PANTS to order for
MEN, Is in Birmingham, Ala., located
at 190314 Second Avenue.
Al Wilgoij
Occupies the “entire” building.
CASH Works Wonders.
The Murderer of Forrest Crowley Made a Suc
cesiful Dash for Liberty—He Is
Still at Large,
Atlanta. Oct. 21.—Will Myers, under
sentence of death, dashed out of the coun
ty jail at 4:05 o’clock this afternoon, and
Is still at liberty. He was tracked eight
blocks, but at Washington and Richard
son streets the trail was lost.
The escape was well planned. His
purpose was known a week ago, it is said,
to his friends. A woman named Mrs.
K. G. Keliam, who says she is a spirual
ist, called to see Myers this afternoon.
He was taken Into the sheriff's office.
Jailer Mardls and Bailiff Pollock were
In the room with the woman and the pris
oner. Mardis went out to bath his hands,
he says. Suddenly Myers jumped up,
pointed a pistol at Pollock and ran out.
He made good speed to a coal yard two
blocks off, where he grabbed up a handful
of coal duet and blacked his face. Myers
ran a block further. Jumped some fences
and soon disappeared.
A reward of $500 Is offered for his ar
rest. Myers is about 20 years old, smooth
shaven and compactly built. He killed
Forrest Crowley, a cotton manufacturer,
in August, 1893, and fled to Cincinnati,
where he was captured. The motive for
the murder was robbery.
The U. S. Gov't Reports
show Royal Baking Powder
superior to all others
50c Per Hundred for the Best
The cheapest price the same
grade was ever sold any dis
tance from the coast. Every
body is buying ’em.
20th street,
Near Morris avenue.
New Water Works—Death of an Old Citi
zen-Annual Meeting of Y. M. C. A.
Demopolis, Oct. 19.—(Special Corre
spondence.)—Today marked the beginning
of the many days that will follow during
which the new ad min I Stratton of our city
government will receive the severe crit
icism of a good many of our citizens, and
the reason is that on this day the water
from our public well thait has flown free
ly for seven years was shut off and turn
ed into the reservoirs at the water works
station. It is to be regretted that some
notice could not have been given so that
we oould have provided ourselves with
enougli wafer to last a day or two, for In
some instances citizens who have been
depending on this water are without this
necessary beverage altogether, and will
continue so until the system is in running
order. That is, they will not be without
water, but will have to depend on their
friends who have cisterns on their prem
ises. But all this inconvenience will only
have to he endured for a week or two,
as by that time we will be getting a full
supply of the same artesian water that
we have grown to loye so well.
Excavations for the new Webb build
ing have been going on rapidly, and
mountains of dirt now adorn the dWrner
of Washington and Strawberry streets.
This will be soon cleared, however, and
the spot will be marked by the handsom
est three-story building in the south.
The new hose carts for the Eagle Hook
aiid Ladder company have been shipped
and are expected every day. No. 1 car
ries 500 feet of 2% inch and 100 feet of 1
inch hose. No. 2 carries 500 feet of 2V4 inch
hose. They are both beauties, and when
Foreman Sharpe gets his men in trim for
handling them there will be little chance
for a fire in Demopolis.
The annual meeting of the Young Men's
Christian association was held in their
rooms at this place last week, and the
Science is “ knowing how.”
The only secret about
Scott’s Emulsion is years
ot science? When made in
large quantities and by im
proving methods, an emul
sion must be more perfect
than when made in the old
time way with mortar and
pestle a few ounces at a
time. This is why Scott’s
Emulsion of cod-liver oil
never separates, keeps
sweet for years, and why
every spoonful is equal to
every other spoonful. An
even product throughout.
In other emulsions you are liable to get
an uneven benefit—either an over or
under doee. (let Scott’s. Oeoulne bat
■ salmon-colored wrapper.
following officers were elected for the en
suing year: J. W. Beeson, president;
George J, Michael, vice-president; J. C.
Kelly, second vlce-preeldemt; A. G. Iron,
general secretary; John Sanduskey, treas
urer. The services were conducted by
R'tate Secretary Willis, who also con
ducted a mass meeting at the Baptist
church that night.
Mr. John W. Smilth. one of the oldest
and most respected citizens of Jefferson,
died at his home 1n that place last week.
'Squire Smith was born In Anson county,
North Carolina, and moved to Alabama
in 1832, settling near Jefferson, at which
place he finally located and engaged in
the mercantile business. He was in his
gsth year when the hand of death touched
him. He was buried with Masonic hon
ors. _
The coming visit to this city of the dls
tinguished Tennessee brothers, Horn*.
Bob and Alf Taylor, will be an event or
high social interest. These gentlemen are
not out on a mere lecturing tour their
performance goes away beyond that.
The Constitution says it Is not a lecture
and pronounces it unnameable. 1 he
Nashville Banner calls it “a Mosaic of
rhetorical vagaries” indescribably pleas
ing. The Knoxville and Chattanooga pa
pers gave It columns of eulogy and failed
to give it a technical designation. When a
prophet is honored in his own country
it proclaims his great merit. Governor
Bob lias presented his “Fiddle and the
Bow" six successive times in Nashville,
each time to an increased presence—be
ginning with an audience of less than 400
and ending with a vast assembly of 3100
people. But the opening performance of
“Yankee Doodle and Dixie” there was the
climax, when, as the American says, “full
4000 people gave the brilliant brothers an
enthusiastic ovation.” It was a tolling
tribute to genius and a glowing eulo
gium by a vast throng. The play is sai l
to be a dramatization of the great primal
American idea, liberty and unity, which
the Banner calls “a national anthem,”
“an American epic,” ”a dream of lib
A quartette of splendid male voices,
with a repertoire of rich old-folk song,
accentuates the character paintings of
southern life by Governor Bob. He
rounds each glowing period with a rich
burst of melody, when the quartette
seizes the refrain and gives it most rav
ishing effect. Alf Taylor’s part is to dis
close the patriotic theme that consti
tutes the motif of the duologues, which
he does in thrilling phrase. Alf’s is a
classic. And then Governor Bob turns
on the bubbling sluices of oxhuberant
rhetoric, from a Dixie standpoint, pep
pers and salts the theme with incompar
able grace and floods the audience with
humor and song and incident and char
acter tale, clothes the ludicrous with sub
limity; In the alternate pathos and fun,
that would tickle a mummy to life or
wring tears from a glass eye. So the pa
pers talk of it. It .affords people who do
not frequent theaters an opportunity to
enjoy an hour of exquisite amusement
and an Intellectual picnic, and the anx
ious a sight and hearing of two of the
most unique characters in America.
He Crawled Out of His Match With Jim—Cor
bett Challenges Any Man in the
Hot Springs, Oot. 21.—At a conference
between the Florida Athletic club officials
and the managers of Corbett and Fitz
simmons, the club asked for a postpone
ment of the contest to November 11.
Brady agreed to this, but Julian stead
fastly refused to concur. There was a
wordy wrangle, and finally the club de
claimed the fight off. Brady then an
nounced that Corbett was prepared to
fig-ht any man in the world on November
11, Robert Fitzsimmons preferred, the
man to be named in twenty-four hours.
At the conclusion of the talk Martin
Julian, Fitzsimmons’ manager, said: "I
did all I could to make a satisfactory ar
rangement, but the Corbett people would
not listen to reason. I offered to let Fiitz
fight Corbett In private for the side bet,
but they would not agree to it. They
wanted a postponement until November
11, which was merely another way of say
ing that they did not mean to fight at all.
Of course 1 declined to listen to the post
ponement. Vendlg and his crowd tried
their best to Job us, but we would not
have It.” . .. ..
Brady, on the other hand, charges that
Julian fluked, and that he would not
have agreed to anything "except a title
to the whole state of Arkansas, with
Governor Clark’s officers to step In,” as
he expressed it. ,. . .
Vendlg announced that he would match
Peter Maher against Corbett for $5000.
The outcome of the muddle cannot be
foretold, but It looks as though there
will be a fight of some kind on Nevember
Baby Shoes—We have all
sty 163 and colors in soft soles.
The Smith Shoe Co.
Warnings Unheeded and the Recklessness of
a Boy Brings Him to Grief.
WaRer Jenkins, an 11-year-old boy,
who lives with Ms father at East Lake,
wais ran oven by a train on the East Lkke
dummy line early yesterday evening,
and thereby lost hte left-leg.
He was Jumping off and on the train,
as has been the custom of some of the
small boys of that place for some time
naat, and i!n doing so lost his footing and
fell. His left leg lay across the track
and was run over by the car.
Dr. D. T. Tally, the company physi
cian was summoned and attended the
unfortunate boy, but could not save the
Injured limb, which had to be amputated
above the knee.
The boy was ‘taken to his home at East
Lake and at last accounts was resting
as well as could be expected.
Twenty of Them Have Been Landed in the
Port-Au-Prince, Haytl, Oct. 21.—Twen
ty Cubans, who left New York on the
steamer Delaware the 10th instant, have
landed at Inagua, Bahamas, whither a
British gunboat hag gone from Jamaica
at the request of the Spanish authorities
to arrest the party. The leaders, Corrillo
and Bena, with two others, who were re
leased from custody at Wilmington, Del.,
were also on the same steamer, have gone
to Port de Paix, presumably en route to
Cuba, but the Haytlan authorities have
been warned of their movements and It is
believed there that they will be appre
Masons in Session.
Washington Oct. 21^Every member of
the mother supreme council of the world
Ancient and Accepted Scotlsh Rite of
Free Masonry, twenty-seven in number,
was in attendance at the biennial session,
which commenced in the temple here at
noon today to continue through the week.
As grand commander, without doubt,
Thomas H. Caswell of California will be
elected to succeed the late Phillip C.
Tucker of Texas, who died here about a
year ago. The question of merging the
northern and southern journal will not
be considered, efforts in that direction
having been abandoned.
It Has Dropped $5,85 Per Bale
in Four Days.
Mr. Cleveland's F inancial Policy Is Getting in Its
Work-- 620,000 Eales Sold in New
York in One Day.
Now York, Oct. 21.—Cotton prices on
the New York Cotton exchange this morn
ing opened over 30 points below Sat
urday’s olllclal closing figures. The de
cline was accompanied by great excite
ment. January futures opewed at 8.54
against Saturday's close. On Wednes
day last the sa,me futures sold at 9.44
or 90 points above tiKia^-'s opening. This
is equivalent to $4.50 per bale. The im
mediate cause of the smash this morn
ing was the opening decline in Liverpool
makot of 10 to 11-tKd. The decline, as a
v\ hole, however, has been occasioned by
the reported collapse of the bull cam
paign, which has been engineered from
New Orleans for several months past.
The New Orleans bull clique was last
week reported to be liquidating its hold
ings of cotton, and this quickened the
decline in this market. business was
very heavy this morning and fluctuations
very violent. Within thirty seconds the
market moved 0 points. January, which
had opened at 8.54, rallied to 8.05 and
then weakened again with quick rallies
to 8.65 and recovered during the first
hour. Sales on opening wore on an enor
mous scale.
In the early afternoon January cotton
touched 8.27. This was a decline of 117
points from Wednesday or equivalent to
$5.85 a bale. In the early afternoon, how
ever, conservative traders were councll
Ing that there should be a reaction or
serious results might follow.
some prominent operators are saiu to
have come in as buyers. A New Or
leans dispatch reported the failure of Em
met & Buech. a cotton house there.
lip to 1 o'clock the. sales on the cottoi^
exchange aggregated for the day 600,000
bales, the largest on record. At 1:45 Jan
uary prices were S.40.
The tremendous break in cotton and
the wild, unprecedented scenes on the
floor of the cotton exchange were the talk
of the street. Stock operators left their
favorite speculative commodities to dis
cuss cotton and its downward career.
One of the best known cotton brokers
in the city, when asked to give an opin
ion on the market, said hurriedly: "The
break had to come and was looked for,
but it was not expected all at once. The
truth is that the reaction in cotton Is tak
ing place in days Instead of months. We
are doing the business of liquidating in
three days. The market In consequence
is in a condition little, short of a panic
and real values are not considered."
When prices reached what appeared to
be the bottom John H. Inman, who sold
25.000 bales of January at 9..17 last week,
became bull and bought back what he
had sold at 1 cent less. His profits are re
ported to be enormous on the transac
tion. Mr. Inman is said to have cleared
over $.'100,000 on the drop in cotton in the
past four days. There was a report late
today that the governors of the cotton
exchange were Investigating reports that
several cotton brokers made sales on the
curb after the close of the exchange on
Saturday, and that they would hp called
to account for violation of the rules.
At 2 o’clock the sales of cotton amount
ed to over 620,nfto bales and speculation
was still very heavy.
There are TWICE as many
Remington Standard Type
writers in daily use and FIVE
times as many being sold in
Birmingham as all other
makes of writing machines
combined. io-2o-7t
Have Resigned From the Committee on Chris
tian Unity—The Pastoral Letter
Will Be Read Today.
Minneapolis, Oct. 21.—Today’s session
of the Episcopal convention was charac
terized by the slim attendance of dele
gates, the majority of whom left the city
Saturday and Sunday.
Dr. Morgan Dix of New York was ap
pointed chairman of the committee on
amendments to the constitution and can
ons, which will report at the next con
vention. The bishops of Alabama re
signed from the committee on Christian
unity. The question concerning Swedish
orders was postponed until 1898, and the
Joint commission on the provincial sys
tem was continued. Tomorrow the bish
op's pastoral will be read. It is the bish
ops’ address to the church of the world
and will distinguish the closing hours of
the convention of 1895.
In the convention this morning Dr.
Richards from the committee on new dio
ceses offered a resolution concurring with
the house of bishops and favorable to
the erection of a new missionary district
in North Carolina. After an hours’ dis
cussion the resolut'on consenting to the
creation of a missionary district in North
Carolina was adopted by the following
vote: Clerical vote—Yeas, 51; nays, 1;
divided, 1. I^ay vote—Yeas, 28; nays, 6;
divided, 2.
Dr. Hoffman, from the committee on
conference in relation to articles 1, 2, and
3 of the constitution reported the agree
ment between the committees of the two,
houses, adoping substantially the articles
as agreed upon by the house, with a few
verbal and immaterial changes, and
moved the adoption of the report. The
resolutions concurring with the house of
bishops were adopted.
The house then proceeded to the order
of the day. which was acting upon the re
port of the committee on memorials of
deceased members.
After some further miscellaneous bus
iness the house took a recess.
Her Ultimatum Is Worded in Terms of
Firmness and Foroe.
London, Oct. 21.—The Globe publishes
a note saying that as the British ultim
atum to Venezuela has not yet reached
its destination. It Is not considered desir
able to publish any of Its details. It is
proper to state, however, that the docu
ment Is worded in terms of firmness and
forde. The communtcatlon, ithe Globe
also says, was no* transmitted through
any report of Venezuela in English, di
plomatic relations between the two coun
tries having been broken oft and no
longer exist. The note further says that
the ultimatum informs the government
of Venezuela that the government will
.not permit any over stepping by Vene
zuela»of the boundaries marked by the
course of the Cuyunl and Auracuru riv
ers. Great Britain, however, expresses
willingness to submit to arbitration the
question of other territories In dispute
beyond that limit.
The Pall Mall Gazette asserts that the
ultimatum will be orseented through
Senior Roderoguez., Venezuelan Consul'
hi London.
.Miss Mollle Keating Is visiting friends
ill Atlanta.
I>r. W. E. Roper of Sumpter, Ala., was
Ul the city yesterday.
Miss Susie Elder of Mobile Is visiting
h^i} friend, Miss Fannie Barker.
Mr. Londle Sloes has returned from
an extended visit to New York city.
Mr. T. A. Donohue left last night for
St. Louis, where he will make his home.
Chief of Police T. C. McDonald is In At
lanta on business for the poltee com
Mr. Thoimas Shields has returned from
a three weeks' trip to Mississippi and
^Louisiana. *
Miss Mary Wade who has been visiting
Misses Palmer of East Lake has re
turned to her home In Montgomery.
Misses Claude and Lpdle Palmer, Alice
Daly and Sadie Wade left yesterday even
ing for Atlanta to attend Ihe exposition.
Colonel and Mrs. John C. Haley, Major
Jamw Spence and Miss Alva Bradford
have returned from their European tour.
Misses Amy and Mollle Jordan returned
from Talladega yesterday after a pleas
ant visit of two oir three weeks to friends
Alderman W. H. Kettlg has been re
ceiving congratulations the past two days
over the advent of a line young man at
his house.
Lieut. Chester Harding of the United
States army corps, stationed at St. Louis,
accompanied by Mrs. Harding, arrived In
the city yesterday to attend the marriage
of his brother. W. P. G. Harding to Miss
Moore tonight.
The marriage of Mr. Pierre Lelande
and Miss Mary Allle Gerald, which was
to have occurred at West Point, Miss.,
this evening had to be postponed on ac
count of the serious Illness of Mr. Lelande,
who is now In Montgomery.
Two thousand five hundred pairs of
ladies’, misses’ and gentlemen’s fall and
winter shoes,* bought at all prices, re
ceived. Ladles' and gentlemen's summer
shoes will be sold for the next few days
regardless of cost or price. T. C. King,
2026 First avenue.
Prof. T. W .Stookey, the high rate ar
tist, will give a fine performance In mid
air from the Hood building, corner Third
avenue and Nineteenth street. This per
formance will be given In the Interest of
Crain’s snuff. One thousand sample
boxes given away. Show begins at 3
p. m.
B. R. Thornton of Sumter and Miss
Fannie Kennedy of Cardiff both In Jef
ferson county, were married at the Flor
ence hotel yesterday morning by Justice
Charles J. Martin. The groom Is check
clerk for the Tennessee Coal, Iron and
Railroad company at Sumter. The happy
couple left over the Southern at 2:55
for Atlanta, where they will spend a few
days before returning home.
Florence Hotel Arrivals.
P., D. Whitney. New Orleans; F. W.
StoOkey. Memphis; E. J. oyd, Tuskegce:
W. C. Smith and wife, Pulaski, Tenn.;
William Ellison, Richmond, Va.; Y. T.
Estes, Paducah; S. E. Jones. Ressemer;
D. P. Jones, Gray Harwood, I. Hads.
Gainesville; R. K. Pilcher, Louisville; H.
M< McNutt. Bessemer: Ale* forrow, Jr.,
Philadelphia; E. A. tock, New York; E.
A. Elliott and wdfe, olumhus. Miss.; W. P.
Cooper, Nashville; John F. Gwinner,
Easton. Pa.: Roscoe C. North. Selins
Grove. Pa.: R. Porter Streckel, Allentown,
Pa., C. M. W. Keek and wife, Edward H.
Renninger and wife, Allentown, Pa.; T.
F. Carpat, Pratt City; S. Gratz, New
York; H. L. Crain, Memphis: Louis
Williams, Nashville; B. R. Thornton and
wife, Sumter, Ala.: H. Harding. Tuska
loosaj O. D. Fitzhugh and daughter,
Blount Springs: M. Z. Ramsey, Cornelia,
Ala.; T. W. lmmons, t. Louis; W. H.
Wood and wife, Waoo. Tex.; Willis
Banks. Columbus, Miss.; Miss Mollle Jor
dan, Mfss Anna Jordan, city.
Admiral Kirkland Has Been Detached and
Ordered Home—He Will Ask to
Be Retired.
Washington. Oct. 21.—A sensation in
naval circles was caused today by the an
nouncement that Rear Admiral W. A.
Kirkland, commanding the European na
val station of the United States has been
detached from duty and ordered home.
It Is expected that Admiral Kirkland
will apply at once to be placed on the
retired list. Commodore Thomas O. elf
ridge. Jr., will succeed him as command
ing oiflcer of the European station. For
some time past It has been rumored that
Secretary Herbert was not pleased with
the conduct of Admiral Kirkland. Dis
satisfaction was first caused by the ac
tion of the admiral in sending a letter of
congratulation on his election to Presi
dent Faure of France. Secretary Her
bert construed this as entirely wrong,
holding that the official position of the
admiral, representing the dignity of the
United States navy in European water,
precluded him from making any com
ment whatever with refemoe to politics,
and sent a letter of reprimand. Admiral
Kirkland was not slow to respond and he
did so by appealing to the president to
overrule Secretary Herberts strictures on
his conduct. He claimed In his own de
fense that he known President Faure per
sonally and had merely congratulated
him In a, personal capacity and not as an
officer of the United States navy, t is not
known what action the president oook In
the matter, but the detachment of the
admiral Indicates that the secretary was
sustained by Mr. Cleveland.
Admiral Kirkland next came Into pub
lic notice through U newspaper Interview
In which he made somewhat Insulting
comments on the character of the Ameri
can missionaries fn Syria, whither he
had been to give them protection during
the Armenian troubles. This was brought
to the notice of the navy department by
a protest from religious organizations In
Boston, Mass. Shortly following this
second cause of dissatisfaction came a
complaint from a chaplain in the navy
that the admiral had Insulted him before
a number of offlcens during the festivities
at thy opening of the Kiel canal, where
Admiral Kirkland was In command of
the United States fleet. It was claimed
by the chaplain that while standing with
Admiral Kirkland and a group of other
officers on the quarter deck of the flag
ship San Franclsoo the admiral turned
to him and ordered him below In a
brusque if not Insulting manner because
he was not attired In full derss uniform.
The ohaplaln In his letter to the navy
department made plain that chaplains
have only regulation uniform, which
serves for all occasions, and he, therefore,
believed himself very badly used. It Is
stated that Secretary Herbert sided with
the chaplain in his complaint, but it is
not known whether he took official* action
on It.
In addition to these reports concerning
Admiral Kirkland, others reached the
navy department of a more personal na
ture, and after making a pretty thorough
Inquiry into the matter and consulting
President Cleveland, Secretary Herbert
today Issued the order of detachment.
Admiral Kirkland will probably receive
the news by cable In Algiers, for which
place the SanFranclsco sailed today from
Gibraltar, according-to a dispatch re
ceived at the navy department.
While the recall Is. of course, uncompli
mentary to Admiral Kirkland, there Is
no disposition at the department to be
little his record as a sailor. He Is looked
on as a man of active and quick percep
tion and always ready to do his duty. He
was appointed to the navy from North
Carolina in 1850 and attained hfs present
rank March 1 last.
F*We are in our new store, next to our old
stand, ready to serve you.
Cl >th,
ai d
all lengths,
up to
in all the
new designs.
Children's Reefers
Long Cloaks
Prom $1.25 up
Millinery Department.
(Down Stairs.)
New Pattern Hats Are Shown
Th s We.k,
OurMIT.LINERY PARLOR is well lighted
and wc have plenty of room to handle a
large trade. Wc have engaged several more
salesladies and you don’t need to wait.
Prompt attention will be given you and
your orders.
500 New Sailors
Just received In WOOD and FELT, and
will be sold at lowest prices.
Special Bargains in Capes.
90 Cents.
Buys a light weight, ull wool DOUBLE
CAPE—black, blue, tan.
DOUBLE CAPE, light weight cloth,
velvet collar—black, blue, tan.
$3 25.
Black beaver and ruff effect DOUBLE
CAPE, winter weight; velvet collar.
All wool ruff effect and beaver CAPE,
trimmed with Soulache braid.
Ready-made Suits and Separate Skirts.
Price $4.50 to $25.00.
Fire Store
H. A. KLINE & CO.,
1903 Second Avenue and 117 19th Strent,
Two Mammoth Stores in. One.
Have you seen our large double stores, well equipped with
all the prettier goods of the season?
LADIES, when you go shopping don’t fail to drop in and
take a look around our place. We want to show you the pret
tiest line of
The latest styles in
Cloaks, Capes and Jackets,
Together with a complete line of
Cliiklren’s & Misses’ Jackets,
for the price ever offered to the p -op!e of Birmingham. You
know a thing when you see it. *
When you come once you are sure to come again and keep
on coming for all you want in the Dry Goods line.
Remember, the place is the
Fire Store * H. A. Kline & Co.
Two Entrances {
An Unknown Man Run Over by a Columbus
and Western Train at Avon
A man by the name of Stokes was
killed last night about 7:30 o’clock in the
railroad yards near Avondale. . It Is
said ithat he was asleep on the track and
that the engineer of a Columbus and
Western train did not see him until It
was too late to stop. L/ast night, when
seen at Warner & Smiley’s undertaking
establishment, the body of the unfortu
nate man presented a horribly mutilated
appearance. Up to a late hour last night
no one had Identified the remains.
A State Herald reporter was told that
Stokes was a drayman and that he leaves
a wife who lives near Avondale.
The railroad officials at the Kansas
City depot, who receive the Columbus
and Western trains, would give out noth
ing definite concerning the affair other
than an intimation that 'the man was
8l&a.]in& iai ride and fell from the train.
The body in the undertaking shop was
dressed more like a tramp than a laborer
and the hands bore no evidence of hard
work. __,
Don’t miss the bargains in
ladies’ Bmall size shoes at
The Smith Shoe Co.’s.
10-18-tf ___
They Have Referred the Threatening Letter
to Governor Carr.
Raleigh, N. C„ Oct. 21.—Four Mormon
elders, Robert W. King. Byron Carter, F.
E. Smith and Ezra C. Robinson, brought
to Governor Carr today the following let
ter, signed by citizens, which they had re
ceived at Newhlll, this county, where
they were endeavoring to establish a
church and make proaolytea.
To the Mormon Elders:
We, the citizens of NewMIl and vicini
ty, acting upon our knowledge of and in
formation as to your religious principles
regard you as a nuisance to tha. commu
nity: therefore w<e ask you to retire from
this community as quickly as you can
and that at once.
It Is signed by twenty-seven respectable
people of that section, among them M. D.
Bynqm, pastor of the Christian church,
and ftev. J. R. Jennett.
Governor Carr has turned the letter
over to the Judge of tl)e supreme court,
now sitting here.
Young gentlemen having ambition to
play orchestral or band instruments of
any kind should consult Professor Weber
at the Birmingham College of Music.
Bplendld opportunity.
6-23-tf _
He Passed Away Sunday Surrounded by Loved
Clifton Arthur Miles died at the home
of his mother, Mrs. N. F. Miles, at Beeler
station Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock.
He had been suffering with typhoid fever
since October 1, previous to which time
he had enjoyed the best of health.
For some time past he had been em
ployed by the Sloss Iron and Steel com
pany In their store at Ruffner and was
popular with his employers.
He was 22 years old, being the oldest
child of a widowed mother, whose grief
at his death Is almost unbearable.
His funeral was conducted by Dr. B.
D. Gray, pastor of the First Baptist
church, at the family residence at 2:30
yesterday afternoon, after which the
remains were intered in Oak Hill cem
etery. _
Trunks—See our line before
you buy.
The Smith Shoe Co.
10-18-tf _
An Alabama Appointment.
Washington, Oct. 21.—(Special.)—Mr.
W. M. Wedgeworth has been appointed
postmaster at the new postofflt^ Wedge
worth near May's in Hale county.
The Most Miserable Man.
"The most miserable man Is the one who
is all Ibe time anxious about his health."
Use Paine’s celery compound, and keep
well and strong. It Ib not like ordinary
remedies—it Is medicine. Try it.

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