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That’s what I'm doing.
Make to your measure the
best *5 PANT on earth.
Make ’em while you wait
if you wait long enough.
So if you have the price
come on. They are SPOT
CASH. That’s the where
ness of the low price. SEE!
SecoD-l Avenue.
The Funeral ol the Two Dead Men Attracted
Little Attention.
Tiflin, O., Ocl. 29.—The situation has
quieted down and the militia will be
withdrawn. The Clyde and two Canton
companies left this forenoon, and the
Fostoria. company will leave tomorrow,
at which time the home company will
also return to Its armory.
The funerals of Matz and Mucheler
were held today, and attracted but lit
tle attention, and it is believed the mob
spirit has succumbed to calmness and
that no further trouble need be antici
pated. The special grand jury empaneled
to Investigate the murder of City Marshal
Schultz commenced its session today and
will doubtless return an indictment
against Leander J. Martin, alias Miller,
for murder in the first degree. It is
supposed that the grand Jury will also in
vestigate the rioters and will bring In a
new number of Indictments. If this is
done the militia ought to be returned,
as, such action on the part of the author
ities is very liable to stir up the mob and
rause a repetition of last Sunday's scene.
Two of the leaders of the mob, Victor
Vidoni and Michael Schmldtutz. have dis
The U. S. Gov’t Reports
show Royal Baking Powder
superior to all others.
Chinese Sailors Are Given a Practical Les
son in Ci\ i ization.
Raleigh. N. C., Oct. 29.—At Wilmington
today ten Chinese firemen on the British
steamship Gloucester City, which is load
ing with cotton at that port, mutinied,
refusing to work, and went ashore, de
spite the protests of the steamer’s offi
cers. They made complaint regarding
the quality of their food and said they'
Intended to report their treatment to the
British vice-consul. The ship's officers
followed them and requested the police
authorities to arrest them, which wns
done on the ground that being ashore the
Chinamen had violated the Chinese ex
clusion act. They were then sent to jail
by the police. The United States deputy
marshal then took them from Jail and be
fore a commissioner, where they were
charged with violating the exclusion act.
Only one could speak English arid he
showed a rock and said they were given
their regular allowance of rice and were
given only this kind of salt (showing the
rock) for seasoning. He also said they
were beaten on. the Gloucester City. They
were returned to jail for violating the ex
clusion act, but will be turned over to
the ship when she is ready to sail.
Call 951.
Southside Plumbing Co.,
Avenue B and 20th Street.
All orders promptly attended
British Diplomacy Criticised.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 29.—The official
Messenger says: The thanks of Europe
nre not due alone to Great Britain for
the solution of the Armenian question,
but to the common influence of France
and Russia conjointly with Great Britain.
For France and Russia, the question
may be centered in securing the observ
ance of the Berlin treaty. Confidence in
British sincerity in this connection was
wanting. Every power interested in the
east resented the double dealing of Brit
ish diplomacy, which almost raised the
question of partition of Turkey. Such
manifest distrust in the tendency of Brit
ish policy and aims has never before
shown itself in Europe.
Snatched From the Jaws of Death.
Quarantine, S. I., Oct. 29.—The Ameri
can schooner. Star of the Sea, from Chis
holm Island, S. C., had on board Benja
min R. Weeks of Wilmington, N. C., a
seaman of the American schooner Harry
P. Lord, Jr. The Lord was wrecked by a
squall on October 23, and Weeks took
refuge on the top of the cabin, whence he
■was rescued by the Star of the Sea In tho
open ocean on October 25. Weeks was
In water up to his waist, and was waving
his coat as a signal, when Captain Hop
kins of the Star of the Sea discovered
High Grade Tobacco
He Didn’t Prove a Success as a
The Newspaper Criticisms Were Very Severe
on Them for Leaving Holmes With
out Counsel.
Philadelphia, Oct. 29.—The second day
of the Holmes trial did not attract nearly
so great a crowd this morning as yes
terday, as the public had learned they
would not be admitted. Throughout all
last night, in the loneliness of his cell
in the city prison, Holmes worked stead
ily preparing his case. He filled sheet
after sheet of foolscap, and the watchers
outside his cell door wondered when he
would seek some rest. It was only as the
first rays of the sun began to tind their
way through the narrow slit that does
duty tor windows in the cells of the
county prison that Holmes threw himself
on his cot. He slept but an hour and
then was up again, and once more be
came busy with writing until told it was
time to strat for court.
Promptly at 10 o'clock the jury filed
into their box. A moment afterward
Holmes entered. Despite his long and
sleepless night he looked fresh and bright,
and while wailing for the district attor
ney to come in he chatted with the court
on the case. In compliance with Holmes
request his dock was nearer the bar
than yesterday. The change was made
that Holmes might better hear the court
and be heard. A small deal table, with
foolscap, pens and ink, was in front of
him. ,
District Attorney Graham announced
to the court that Mrs. Howard, as
Holmes' latest wife is known, had seen
the prisoner this morning before he was
brought into court. What took plavc at
this interview is only known to the pris
oner and woman.
The proceedings ai mis mumnis «
sion were tdull and uninteresting on the
i surface, but an undercurrent of interest
was given them by the appearance of
what will probably be Holmes’ defense.
The prisoner consumed much unnecessa
! ry time asking witnesses immaterial
questions and with a constant succession
of requests preferred to the court. Dis
Irict Attorney Graham proposes to al
low Holmes every latitude and will not
oppose any objections to the amount of
time he may consume. The district attor
ney does this because of Holmes’ des
perate position, alone and without coun
sel and that when the trial is over it
cannot be said that the prisoner has not
had every chance. The commonwealth
has about twenty-live witnesses to call
and Holmes also proposes to call some.
At the rate of progress made this morn
ing the trial would consume fulily two
weeks, but as night sessions are going to
be held from now on, and as it is likely
Holmes will exhaust the patience of the
court with his consumption of time, It is
probable the trial will be expedited. It
would seem from the line of questioning
pursued by Holmes this morning that he
will base his defense on the theory that
pietzel committed suicide. From the
district attorney's argument and from
the testimony of the few witnesses al
ready examined this defense is untenable,
and unless Holmes can bring out some
stronger facts than appear he Is already
a dead man.
The witnesses at the morning session
of the court were Pletzel's eldest daugh
ter, Jeannette, and Eugene Smith, the
man who discovered Pletzel's body and
who knew Pietzel under the name of
Perry—these two for purposes of identl
flea.tion—and two physicians, Scott and
Mattern. who testified that the death
was caused by chloroform poisoning.
During the recess Holmes again saw
his wife. Miss Yolie.
The court reconvened at 2:30, Dr. Scott
resuming his place on the witness stand,
and Holmes began his cross-examination.
Dr. Mattern, who is physician to the
coroner, was also cross-examined, and
he was followed by Dr. Henry Eeffman,
an expert In chemistry. In these exam
inations Holmes displayed his thorough
medical knowledge and preparation for
this trial. Holmes announced his Inten
tion to call three medical men as wit
nesses for himself later on. Coroner
Ashbridge was the next witness, and affi
davits made by Holmes and Pletzel's
daughter in the suit to recover the in
surance on Pletzel's life were read.
Holmes asked the court if It would not
order two sessions a day Instead of three,
as he was afraid of breaking down under
the strain and becoming sick. He said
that he was subject to sick-headaohes
and that he had been suffering from one
all day. The court said that a session
would be held tonight, and then Holmes'
request would be considered.
At 5:20 p. m. court adjourned until 7
The court convened promptly at 7
o'clock, and while waiting for the district
nttorney to come In Holmes busied him
self with reading an acount of the day s
proceedings in an afternoon paper. Be
fore a witness had been called Holmes
slated to the court that owing to the
criticism levelled at his counsel after
withdiawlng he had asked them to re
sume charge of hts case. In a moment
Messrs Shoemaker and Rolan, the two
lawyers who withdrew from the case
yesterday, came Into court, and the
former made-an explanation to Judge
Arnold, and he permitted them to take
up the ease again. They conducted
Holmes’ stde of the case.
All of the testimony ai me evening ses
sion was directed to establishing the
Identity of the body found as that of
The court adjourned at 8:55 until to
Throughout his long and trying ordeal
today Holmes never once allowed him
self to become angry. Occasionally, when
the district attorney would Interpose
some objection to his meaningless ques
tions, there would come a tightening of
the Ups beneath the brown moustache,
and a sudden, cruel hardening of the
clear eye, that showed that the man was
putting a great restraint upon himself.
With the evident purpose of trying its
effect upon Holmes’ nerves, the district
attorney compelled him to sit opposite
all day to a large crayon portrait of the
man for whose murder he Is being tried.
If such was Graham’s Intention, the por
trait might as well have been placed be
•fore the Sphinx as far as any effect was
produced on Holmes. In answering the
district attorney or In making hi* fre
quent Inquiries of the court. Holmes'
manner was mild even unto supplication,
and although more than one covert sneer
was directed toward the prosecuting offi
cer, at no time throughout the day was
this singular man's vole* raised much
above a whisper.
From his line of questioning It would
seem at onal moment he had decided upon
adopting for his defense the theory that
pletzel committed suicide while drunk
and then he would suddenly swerve off
Into an entirely different direction, and
It would appear that he Intended to base
his denial of the murder upon the plea
that the body was not that of Pletzel at
all. but a substitute of the corpse. If
either of these Ideas were the defense of
Holmes, they were untenable, for he has
already made sworn affidavits that
would contradict them.
His medical knowledge was some as
distance to him in his cross-examination
of the physicians who testified, but he
brought out nothing favorable for him
Both of Holmes’ recalled counsel are
young men and are not foemen worthy of
the district attorney’s steel, as they lack
the experience necessary to enable them
to grasp and present to the jury points
favorable to their client.
The defense Is certainly without wit
nesses, and the two attorneys tonight
were evidently not prepared to go on
with the case. They cross-examined at
random, and from the questions they
asked it would seem they had decided
the best line of defense would be to deny
the identity of the body found as that oJ
Pietzel, although this may be entire sup
Holmes tonight for the first time
ntemed to lose his nerve. A large picture
of little Alice Pietzel was suddenly in
troduced by the district attorney, and
the sight of it evidently upset him. and
when the commonwealth proposed evi
dence showing that Holmes, in addition
to his other crimes, had made this child
the victim of his passions, the man was
greatly discomfited and showed his re
lief In his face when, the evidence bear
ing upon this point was ruled out by
the court. Beyond the return to the case
of two attorneys tonight the proceedings
were dull and uninteresting in the main,
and the commonwealth having accepted
its identification of Pietzel the court ad
journed until tomorow.
In compliance with his request the wo
man whom he had deceived into the be
lief that she was his legal wife under the
rame of Mrs. Howard met Holmes this
morning in the district attorney’s office
in the presence of her mother. The ob
ject of Holmes in seeking the interview
was to obtain from the girl the return to
him of certain properties that he had
deeded over to her. This she told him I
she would be only be too glad to do and
that she never again wished to see him.
Holmes asked for another interview with ;
Mrs. Howard at noon, but she was too :
much prostrated by the first interview i
with him topee him again.
Chop House,
Corner 1st Avenue and 20th
Street, No. 1931.
Oysters received fresh daily
and served in any style
Maccaroni served Italian
style Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday and to order. Open
day and night._10-2 2-tf
Two Convictions Have Cost the City Forty
Thousand Dollars.
New York, Oct. 2#.—Justice Ingraham,
tn the court of Oyer and Terminer today,
dismissed the Indictment against former
Police Captain Doherty and Ex-Police
Sergeant McKenna, and also Capt. John
J. Donohue, now under suspension.
The indictments against Doherty and
McKenna rested on the complaint of
Mrs. Augusta Thurow, the keeper of a
house of ill repute. The indictment
against Donohue was based on the com
plaint of Jared Flagg, Jr., who has been
Indicted for rentier flats to women of
Immoral character. The formal motion
to dismiss the indictments was made yes
terday by District Attorney Fellows,
who said he believed a conviction could
not be had because the churl had ruled
that the testimony of ex-dive keepers
was incompetent. This probably ends
the police case, which grew out of the
Lexow Investigations. The trials thus
far have cost the city $10,000, and but two
convictions have been had—those of In
spector McLaughlin and Captain Ste
phenson. Neither of these men have suf
fered much imprisonment, and both are
now free on hail pending an appeal.
Thev All Praise It.
Rev. C. S. Owens, pastor M. E. church,
Greenville, Ga., says: "I take very great
pleasure in recommending to the public
King's Royal Germetuer. I have been
using it at times for three years for dys
pepsia and nervousness with the most
gratifying results. I think it Is due tills
wonderful medicine to say that I have
known a number of ministers and others
who have taken it, and so far as I now
remember they all speak of Its curative
and strengthening effects with unstinted
praise. No one who buys It and uses as
directed for the troubles for which it is
recommended will exchange it for any
other medicine.” New package, large
bottles, 108 doses, $1. For sale by drug
gists. _
Atlanta Exposition — Improved Railway
Tickets are on sale via the Southern
railway to Atlanta on account of the ex
position at rate of $3.80 for the round
trip, good returning within seven days
from date of sale, and $5.55 for the round
trip, good returning within fifteen days
from date of sale, and $7.55 for the round
trip, good returning until January 7, 1896.
The exposition Is now open in full force
and every one should take advantage of
the opportunity to attend.
Three trains dally, Birmingham to At
No. 38 Lv Bir. 5:55 am. Ar Atlanta 11:40 am
No. 36 Lv Bir. 2:56 pm. Ar Atlanta 8:55 pm
No. 12 Lv Bir. 12:15 am. Ar Atlanta 6:55 am
All trains carrying Pullman sleeping
Effective October 6, the Southern has
added another train to the service be
tween Atlanta and New York. The "Ex
position Flyer" leaves Atlanta at 4 p. m.
and arrives at Washington at 11:45 a. m.
and New York at 6:23 p. m. Only twen
ty-five hours from Atlanta to New York.
Returning train leave3 New York via
Pennsylvania railroad at 11 a. m. and ar
rives Atlanta 10:20 following morning.
Train will be a solid vestibule of Pull
man drawing room sleepers between New
York, Washington and Atlanta and first
class vestibule coaches between Atlanta
and Washington.
The schedule of No. 36, known as the
“United States Fast Mail,” has been
changed between Atlanta and Washing
ton, lessening the time out between At
lanta and New York. Train now leaves
Atlanta at 11:16 p. m. and arrives Wash
ington at 9:40 p. m., New York 6:23 a. m.
For information apply to
L. A. SHIPMAN, T. P. A.,
10-10-tf_2201 First Avenue.
England’s Danger.
Dublin. Oct. 29.—William Redmond,
Parnellite, delivered a speech at a po
litical meeting here tonight. He declared,
among other things, that the Irish ques
tion would never be settled until Euro
pean questions placed England In suoh a
position that she would be unable to Ig
nore or resist the Irish demands. If Ire
land did not receive a measure of autom
Iny in the near future Irishmen would
certainly endeavor to realise the old say
ing that "England's danger Is Ireland’s
opportunity.” _
Freckles, Blotches,
Ringworm, Eczema,
Scald Head, Tetter,
and all other skin
disorders positively
cured with
I If yon would hare soft, smooth and healthy
I skill, free from all Imperfections,use constantly
lPrio* SB eta. Send Stamp for Free Semple,
The Geo. Passe Company is
now located at 2324 First
Avenue and ready for busi
ness. They cordially invite
all their customers and the
public generally to call and
see them. The best goods at
all times at the lowest possi
ble prices.
Don’t forget the number—
2024 First Avenue.
A Negro Fiend Confessed His Crime, But
Strong Hressure Was Brought to
Bear on Him.
Fort Worth, Tex., Oct. 29.—A young
r-tgro was arrested today at Longview,
Gregg Cox, charged with the murder of
Mrs. Leaonard Bell, near Tyler, the coun
ty seat of Smith, an adjoining county.
He was taken back to Tyler and there
taken from the officers by a mob, removed
to the scene of his iiendlsh crime and
then slowly roasted to death. He was
tied and splints of rich or fat pine or
lightwood, as it is known in the south,
and twigs were placed to various parts
of his body until after fifty minutes of
torture that would have done credit to
the inquisitors of old the negro died. He
confesed his participation in the murder
of Mrs. Bell.
The crime for which he was so swiftly
punished was the murder last evening
about 6 o’clock of Mrs. Leonard Bell,
wife of a young farmer living four miles
northeast of Tyler, who had been ravish
ed and her throat and body cut half in
two from the thighs to the throat. The
negro was rund own by blood hounds
fror the state penitentiary.
Says He Will Visit Corbett When He Reach
es Hot Springs.
San Antonio. Tex.. Oct. 29.—Bob Fitz
simmons and party arrive'd'het'e today at
noon from Corpus Chrlstl and left to
night for Hot Springs. They will reach
Hot Springs late tomorrow night. Fitz
says that if the present plans are carried
out he will fight Corbett in private, lie
refused to give the location of the place
at which the fight will take place, but It
was stated by a member of Ills party that
it would be pulled eft in the Indian terri
tory, and the principals and their friends
wohld be taken to the battle ground by
special train from Hot Springs. Fitzsim
mons stated that he would visit Corbett
upon his arrival at Hot Springs and give
the champion an opportunity of having
an every day scrap if the latter feels so
inclined. Fitzsimmons is In the best of
Can’t Find Fitz.
Hope, Ark., Oct. 29.—When the west
bound train came Into Texarkana over
the Texas and Pacific from San Antonio
today Sheriff Dillard of Texarkana and
Deputy Sheriff Heard of Little Rock went
through It. but Fitz was not on board.
A report was circulated that Fitzsim
mons had left the train a few miles from
town and gone overland in a hack to a
station east of town in order to evade
arrest and so as to board the train. When
this train left Texarkana two officers
went aboard as far art Hope, thirty miles
distant, where they now are. They will
go west again tonight and search the
northbound train, which they will meet
at Homelln, half way between Hope and
Texarkana. There are good grounds for
believing that Fitzsimmons' baggage
was on today’s train, and the officers are
hopeful that they will catch him on to
night's train. Just as the train pulled out
of Texarkana this afternoon Officer
Heard received a telegram from Govern
or Clarke, the closing words of whioii
were: "Catch Fitz or stop him regard
less of cost or consequences. Don't fail.”
Hot Springs Puli of 8pnrts.
St. Louis. Oct. 29.—Notwithstanding
the many obstacles that seem to make
a meeting between Corbett and Fitzsim
mons very doubtful, the sporting frater
nity are flocking to Hot Springs by every
train. The advance guard of what to
morrow will be an army of southern
tourists filled the outgoing Iron Mountain
trains tonight to overflowing, and extra
coaches were coupled on. Many of the
local lights of the prize ring, Including
the veteran Tom Allen, once champion of
the world; Tom Kelly, Prof. Billy Clark,
the Dalys and Prof. Bob Farrell, left *his
evening. The latter,, who Is a recognized
authority on ring matters, and who
trained and seconded Sullivan when he
fought Ryan, is a probable referee of the
coming battle.
Little Rook Pull of Strange Faces.
Little Rock, Ark.. Oct. 29.—This city Is
full of strange faces tonight bound for
Hot Springs, but many have concluded
to lie over.here and watch developments.
Every city’avenue Is thoroughly guarded.
Oovernor Clarke said tonight that he
would plant the militia in Hot Springs
tomorrow if Fitzsimmons should show,
and that It was his purpose to keep strict
ly to business. Almost everybody In this
county thinks the fight will take place
In spite of the governor. Over 700 fight
tickets were sold here today at *25 for
The Bookmakers Discharged.
New York, Oct. 29.—The seven book
makers who were arrested at the Morris
Park race track last Saturday afternoon
on the charge of receiving and register
ing bets were arraigned before Magis
trate Kudlech In the Morrisana police
court this morning. After hearing the
testimony the magistrate discharged the
prisoners, as It was not shown that any ,
money had been handled by them.
See our Pall styles for ladies.
The Smith Shoe Co.
10-29-3t _
Still More Troops.
Havana, Oot 29.—The steamer San
Fernandino has landed at Guantanamo
1390 volunteers from BuenoB Ayres. The
cruiser Infanta Isabel has arrived here
with the remainder of the crew of the
wrecked cruiser Cristobal Colon.
Old papers for sale cheap at
this office.
2022 Kirst Avenue.
Iq Out1 fleto jftofe—fle^t to the Old ^tand.
New Goods Received Daily in Every Depar ment.
Cloak Dtpartment Down Stairs.
From $5.0} to $45.00.
Large variety of Plush Velvet, Velour,
Clotn, Astrakhan, Cheviot, Fur, in sin
gle and Double Capes—three different
80 Cants
Bus's a light weight, all wool Double
Cape—black, tan and blue.
$2 25.
Double Cape, all wool, light weight
cloth, velvet collar—black, blue and tan.
All wool Ruff effect and beaver effect
Winter Cape, trimmed with Soutache
English Cheviot Double Cape, winter
From $3.CO to $25.00.
Latest novelties in Cheviot, Astrachan,
Beaver, Cloth, Chinchilla—all sizes, 32
to 4tJ, bust measure—colors tan, black,
navy and brown.
Buys an all wool, light weight Jacket
all sizes—color tan and light mixtures.
At $3.88
Your choice of one hundred Misses’
and Ladles' Jackets—all wool. They are
worth $7.60 to $8.00. Mandolin and Melon
sleeves. Colors black, brown, covert
shade, navy blue with red piping, car
dinal with navy piping.
Separate Skirts.
At $4.75.
We show a beautiful line of black Skirts
in black, plain Brilllantine, in black
fancy Lustres, in black Diagonal Cloth.
Millinery Department
(Down Stairs.)
cordial welcome to
our new Millinery Parlors.
Every express brings us New Hats and
This week we will show NEW PATTERN
All orders have our prompt attcnBon.
Five hundred NEW SAU>OTO and
WALKING HATS in every shape that fash
ion dictate« at lowest prices. Largest as
sortment of Mourning Hats, Bonnets and
Toques in the city.
Corset Department.
We have the following standard brand*
of Corsets In all sizes, wntte and black:
R. & O. CORSET. , >
W. C. C. CORSET. I .
Kid Glove Department.
$1.00 a Pair.
Four-button Kid Gloves, embroidered
back; every pair warranto*!- black and
$1 50 a Pair
Buys our best GENUINE FRENCH
KID GLOVE—four buttons; latest de
sign; stlcthing and new coloring.
Children's Short Coats, 1 to 6 years old,
from $1.00 up.
Children's, Misses’ and Ladies Underwear
—the largest stock in the city. Vests and
Pants and Union Suits.
Fire Store
H. A. KLINE & CO.,
Two Entrances:
1903 Second Avenue and 117 19th Street.
WE HAVE had one continuous rush ol customers since
moving into our new quarters, and it is not very hard for
us to tell the cause ol this. You and every one else know it
is our
Qualites and Prices That Does It.
We have still further reduced our entire stock to figures
that ca .not fail to interest you. Our goods speak for them
selves. Come once and you are sure to come aga:n.
We have just received a large shipment of Ladies’ Trimmed
Sailors in all the late styles, shapes and colors. See them be
fore purchasing.
leads them all. Here we can show you everything worth men
tioning in the line of Housekeepers’ Linens for the possible
lowest* prices. Make no mistake in the place.
Fire Store «H. A. Kline & Co.
Two Large St res in Ore—1903 Second Avenue and 117 19th Street.
Conference of the Epwortn League, Second
Meeting, Held in the Methodist Church
at Pratt City Yesterday.
Tlie Birmingham district conference of
the Epworth league held its second meet
ing in the Methodist church at Pratt City
yesterday. The leagues of the following
churches were represented:
Birmingham First church, Birmingham
Twenty-first avenue, Bessemer, Elyton,
East Lake. Woodlawn, Avondale, Truss
ville. Birmingham St. Paul’s. Jonesboro,
Birmingham St. John's, Birmingham
Wesley Chapel, Pratt City.
The programme published in the State
Herald yesterday was followed, Dr. R. F.
Lovelady of Pratt City presiding at the
morning session and F. H. Gardiner of
Fairview at the afternoon session.
Devotional services were conducted by
Rev. J. S. Glascow of Woodlawn and the
Pratt City, league sang a song of welcome
to the guests.
Miss Clara Makin of Pratt City deliv
ered the address of welcome and B. C.
Jones of Bessemer the response.
The topic for discussion at the morn
ing session was ’‘Missions,’' at which
several delegates participated.
"The Missionary Zeal and Labors of
Thomas Coke” was discussed by Rev.
W. O Waggoner of Trussville.
Mrs. J W. Johnson of East Lake read
a paper on "Have We the True Spirit of
Missions?” after which a general dls
"cusslon ensued and miscellaneous bus
iness was transacted.
At the afternoon session F. H. Gardner
of Fairview presided and Rev E. H.
Hawkins conducted devotional services.
Rev. J. H. McCoy of Birmingham and
Miss Nannie Morrow of Prutt City dis
cussed "How to Get Every Member to
Take Actual Part In the Meetings.”
After a general discussion and a couple
of songs the roll was called and three
minutes' reports from the field heard.
At 4 o’clock the conference adjourned
until 7:30 and the delegates and visitors
went to the convict prisons.
Trunks and Valises—We
show a large and complete
line. Th ? Smith Shoe Co.
Fatal Train Collision.
St. Louis, Mo.. Oct 29.—Two Missouri
Pacific passenger trains collided at How
ard station, a suburb eight miles west of
here, at 11 o’clock tonight. Two men
were killed and three injured. The trains
met on a switch, and both engines and
three cars of the eastbound train were
demolished. John Howard and William
Catron, the engineer*, were buried be
neath their engines. Death was instan
taneous. Firemen George Treese and
George Dunbar were severely injured.
A number of passengers were severely
shaken up. Buck Taylor, the Wild West
showman, a pasenger on the eastbound
train, had his right leg broken. The
two trains were used for suburban traffic.
Fresh bread and candy made
daily at C. W. Cody’s, 1820 to
1626 3d avenue. j‘S
Not a Positive Failure.
Washington Star.
Lord Sackville cannot be called a pos
itive failure os a public man. He Is a
negative failure. He had two golden op
portunities to keep silent and he neg
lected both of them.
Paying the Indemnity.
London, Oct. 29.—It Is understood that
the Hank of England will this week hand
over1 to Japan the first 18,000,000 of the In
demnity to be paid by China on account
of the recent war.
For Pale, Worn-Out Folks.
No one fears spring sickness who uses
Paine's Celery Compound, tl.at wonderful
medicine that makes people well. No one
need be pale or worn-out. with wean nerves
and impure blood, if they use this giand
si length-giver. Try it.
Sheriff’s Sale.
By virtue of two writs of fieri facias is
sued out of the Clerk's office of the City
Court or Birmingham, one In favor of Wit*.
Bean & Co. for $9.82.85, one In favor of T.
Welpln & Co. for $482.50. and one writ of
fieri fadaH Issued out of the Clerk’s office
of ttie Circuit Court of Jefferson county in
favor of ike Adler for $7100, said writs being
directed to me as Sheriff of said county, and
commanding mo to make the amounts of
said Judgments and costs out of the goods,
chattels, lands and tenements of S. Marcus,
Jr., the defendant In said executions, there
fore I have levied on the following property,
The entire stock of dry goods, notions,
millinery, wares and merchandise of every
kind, character and description: aJso upon
the iron safe and all oher store furniture
and fixtures contained in sotre house num
bered 1913 Second avenue, Birmingham. Ala.
Also upon tire leasehold or other Interest of
the defendant In and to said premises.
Therefore, according to said command, I
will sell at nubile outcry, for cash, all the
above-named and described property on
BER. 1S95„
during the legal hours of sale, on the prem
ises, 1913 Second avenue. Birmingham, Ala.,
Ir. Bald county. , . „
Dated this, the 2»th day of October, 1895.
Sheriff of Jefferson County, Alabama.

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