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(TJp to IDate) First Avenue and Twenty-first Street. T <»--it ’Mrs. E. F. Johnson, Manager, takes pleasure in announcing to the ladies of Birmingham and neighboring town^that the FIRST FALL OPENING of THE MODEL will take place on Thursday and Friday, October 31 and November 1, on which days she will show the most exclusive styles in imported Hats and Bonnets, as well as Mrs. Johnson’s own creations. A cordial invitation is extended to every lady in Birmingham to visit THE MODEL on opening days. Each will receive a hearty welcome and have every courtesy and attention shown them by the corps of salesladies. Grand Full Opeipg Tlpdinj arid Fridaij, Ocl. 31-Nov. 1 SECOND EDITION. THE WEATHER. Washington, Oct. 30.—Forecast for Ala bama and Mississippi for the succeeding twenty-four hours: Threatening weath er and rains, with northerly winds. DAILY BULLETIN. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Office of Station Agent. Birmigham, Ala., Oct. 30, 1895. Local observations during twenty-four hours ending at 7 p. m., central time: Time. Dlreot'n Rain Temp. of wind. Weather fall. 8 a. 12 in 7 P 51 68 50 NE HE SE Cloudy Cloudy Cloudy .00 T. .00 Highest temperature, 58; lowest, 41; aver age, 55. BEN M. JACOBS, Local Observer. Reports received at Birmingham, Ala., on Ocotober 30, 1895. Observations taken at all stations at 8 a. m., 75th meridian time. IWlad. I i! Place of Observa tion. Montg’ry Mobile— Meridian. Memphis.. Knoxville Atlanta... Vicksburg N. Orleans Ft. Bmitb. Nashville. fl 6 54 48 3 b 36 44 41 50 46 34 B'—'T |e0 » ® tio -2 4 -0 0 t2 -10 -4 14 -1 NE N NE NE N N E NE E NE o J * ° 2g .00 Cloudy T. Rain T. .00 .00 Cloudy Cloudy Pt. Cdy .00;Pt.Cdy .04,Rain T. (Cloudy .OOlCloudy .OOlCloudy •Killing T indicates trace of rain or snow; ( Indicates rise and - fall. BEN M. JACOBS, Local Observer, Weather Bureau. The World’s Fair Tests showed no baking powder so pure or so great In leav ening power as the Royal. Waiting: to Got to Cuba. Jacksonville, Fla., Oct. 30.—A cable gram to tiie Tlmes-Union from Key West, Fla., says: Considerable excitement is felt In official circles here over the re port that a large number of Cubans are encamped on Cudjoe, Howe and Pine Keys waiting an opportunity to go over to Cuba. The revenue cutters Winona and Morrill have been sent to the above tiamed keys to prevent any expedition leaving those points. [ Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castoria. A Schooner Ashore. Cape Charles, Va., Oot. 30.—The schoon er Carrie L. Godfrey of Philadelphia, loaded with phosphorate rock from Charleston, 3. C., bound for Wilming ton, Del., went ashore on Machtpongi Bhoals, near Paramores Beach life saving Station, about 3 o'clock this morning. The crew of eight men were all saved. The .vessel and cargo will probably prove a total loss. THE PRIZE. ECZEMA CDTICURA REMEDIES Uur baby wnen luree week’s oiu was naqiy ar fllcted with Kc/eina. Her head, arms, neck, limbs, ami ucarly every joint in li<>r body was raw and bleeding when we concluded to try Cl'TICtrnA ltKMBlHSB. We began with Ol'TICUBA (oint ment) aud CUTIOURA Soap, and o/ttr the first application we could see a change. Aiter we bad used them one week some of the sores bad healed entirely, and ceased to spread. In loss lhati a month, 9he was free from scales and blemishes, and to-day has as lovely skin and hair as any child, fjho was shown at the Grunge Fair, and took a premium as tin* nrrtfiest baby, over sixteen others. Jin.# \f n. * '•»>»* l«rv» v„:f0vf,.w Av«\. Ivan. City. Birthday Gift?. % Wc1 are now open NflBERS, so THE SUFFRAGE PROBLEM. A Battle Royal Being Waged in the Constitu tional Convention—Tillman's Long Expected Speech. Columbia, S. C., Oct. 30.—In the consti tutional convention today there has been a battle royal all day on the all Important suffrage problem. The question under discussion has been the Patton substi tute, which would make all Confederate and union soldiers and their descendants qualified. There has been no end of talk about fraud. The article reported by the committee with its "understanding" clause has been attacked with great force on ail sides and denounced as a mere sub terfuge. Strong speeches have been made by Messrs. McGowan, Bryan. Farrow, Governor Sheppard and others. Senator Tillman has not yet made his general suffrage speech. He is waiting his oppor tunity. Senator Irby is likewise charged with much ammunition. The hall has been filled all day with spectators wait ing to hear these two cross swords. Till man expects to speak at the night ses sion, but may not until tomorrow. When the hour for recess arrived Mr. Bryan of Charleston was attacking the constitutionality of the Patton scheme and sustained that of the committee. An effort was made to force a vote on the subject, but it failed. At the night session there was quite a lively time. Mr. Hatton’s scheme was killed by a vote of 117 to 20. The com mittee then made several amendments to its article as reported and left the im portant clauses reading mus; (C) —Up to January, 1898, all male per sons of voting age, who can read a clause In this constitution or understand and explain It when read to them by the reg istration officer, shall be entitled to reg ister and become electors. A sure rec ord of all persons registered before Jan uary 1, 1898, sworn to by the registration officers shall be filed, one copy with the clerk of the court and one in the office of the secretary of state on or before Feb ruary 1, 1898, and such person shall re main during life qualified electors, un less disqualified by other provisions of this article. The certificate of the clerk of court or secretary of state shall be sufficient evidence to establish the right, of said citizen to any future registration and the franchise under the limitations herein Imposed. (D) —Any person who shall apply for registration after January 1, 1898, If otherwise qualified, shall be registered, provided-that he can both read and write any section of thia constitution, or can show that he owns and has paid all taxes collectable during the previous year on property in this state assessed at $.'100 or more. Congressman Wilson offered a substi tute for subdivision “C," which was to make the "general understanding" per petual and the only qualification. He spoke to this at great length. He wanted to make the report of the committee doubly secure against the fourteenth amendment. There were things in the report which should not be there. Had it not been for these two amendments—the fourteenth nnd fif teenth—there would be no need for this convention. They might ransnck all the ages of vandalism, and nowhere could they find a parallel to the crime com mitted by the union when the war was ended. The negroes had only just emerged at that time from a sea of savagery. It Is a crime to put them In charge of the southland. From 1881 to the present time there had been no fraud whatever. He wished to deny that South Carolina had ever been controlled by fraud. But they were now at a road crossing. The committee came and pre sented a reasonable plan—a good plan. It was whether It was to he adopted or not. I am depriving them of nothing. We are not responsible for the fourteenth or fifteenth amendment. We are here to frame a constitution that Is best for the great mass of the people; the great mass of them were unfit for the educational qualification. He was going to do his duty, guided by his conscience. They did not have to be controlled by what the north might say. The idea of this clause was all right, but It goes too far. Three years from now what will be the con dition of the negro race? They are being edurated rapidly. Why restrict the qual ification to education, when the broader distinction is possible to be made? Re finement and civilization could soon change the matter. He wanted to keep the distinction there not only up to 1898, hut on for every ypar. Senator Tillman then rose, and the crowded hall was Instantly so quiet that one could hear a pin drop. Tillman made a rejnarkable speech. He said: "It has been my purpose from the ho glnnlng of this day to have something WED iny;’ uj> our recent lielt vour visit to MORROW& to say on this article as a whole, but that time has not yet arrived. I am sick and nothing but will power has kept me on this floor since yesterday morning. I shall confine myself to a very brief an swer to the gentleman from Spartan burg. More of •> statement, than argu ment. The trouble here, sir, seems to be in the mind of some men that poor white men must be protected at any cost (with scornful emphasis). If there is one man on this floor who has tried to do more to elevate the poor white man of this state; to help them, to give them a chance to educate themselves and their sons that they might have equal protection of the law in the government than myself I do not know him. It is a cheap and dem agogic argument which some people take delight in. I have been myself charged with demagogism because I have cham pioned the rights of this class of citizens. The gentleman from Spartanburg pre sents to us a communication which simp ly perpetuates the legislative evil. We are held up to the scorn of this nation by the reason of our present registration and eight-box laws, and when this con vention was called for the purpose of relieving us of the necessity of continu ing that system I had hoped that we would not be brought face to face with the champions of that system to be per petuated. and If possible made worse. "Mr. President, this convention dare not adopt the amendment by the gen tleman from Spartanburg. The commit tee considered the Mississippi plan, w hich is based upon this idea, and we univers ally agreed that to make it permanent was to jeopardize the entire fabrio which we are constructing here and at the same time to continue the evils w'hlch now ex ist. Some one has said, ‘Why do you bring It in temporarily?’ Simply be cause we desire to have a scheme that will take care of the poor white man and of such negroes as were qualified by reason of good citizenship and high char acter and intelligence who might be able to understand the clause of the consti tution when read to them and not draw tile color line. “The legal arguments presented at the conference ere, I thought’ disposed of In the mind of pvery man on this floor. You cannot make this understanding clause prominent. The Idea was present ed aigl withdrawn in that conference and it Is brought back here today, for what? I don’t want to impugn any business mo tives, but the gentleman from Spartan burg cannot come here and legislate for Spartanburg county alone. He has a two-thirds white majority In Spartan burg, whereas the genera! thing in the state is a two-tlilrds negro majority. If we are to let men into the rights of regis tration and the ballot on a question of understanding merely, as I have heard today, to adopt nauseam about entrust ing the rights of the citizens to the dis cretion of any man, that provision ls neausea, and I only swallow enough of it to preserve the rights of the poor man. After that has been accomplished I am willing to give it up. That'we may lift ourselves out of the bog and mire that we have been swallowing in for the last twenty years, I think no ono can say that you will stoop to any fraud to accomplish this, or that you intend any fraud in the operation of this clause. “For the good of the body politic and the preservation of the rights of the poor white man—and I say that anybody who comes here and claims that he Is the bet ter friend of the poor white man than this committee is claiming more than he can prove. "Let me point out the miserable situ ation that will exist If you make this provision lasting and permanent. The one Idea that Anglo-Saxon oivlllzation which we have inherited shall be pre served and that white man shall govern In this state. We have had a taste of what negro domination, or the domina tion of.whitemen through the negro, can accomplish and I say that that danger Is ever present until we have gotten such, restrictions on the suffrage es will large ly reduce the number of these people that can vote and thereby put it so that If we divide, and divide we must, we will still have a white government and a de cent government In this state, even if the negro shoud hold thfi balance of power. "Let. us suppose that you leave It. to the discretion of the registration office to say who can understand—mind, in perpetuity we limit to twenty years. Let us con ceive that this convention, carried away by the pleas of the poor white men and boys who cannot read and write, and never expect to try to learn: and in the future when these whlto men have divi ded and we have two white parties and one negro party, and the registration law gives the power to reach out and Increase the suffrage throwfrh the understanding clause. Is it not clear enough that the temptation to make moro and more of the negroes understand will not be resisted? When the party In power make enough of them to understand to perpetuate (ts grip upon the offices and deprave the DING purchases of Kur our establishment SINNIGE’S / W. H. KKTTIG, President. W. J. MILNER. Vice-President. H. K. 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 All kinds of Machinery. Write /or Prices and Catalogue. Birmingham, Alabama. white majority, then we would feel the consequences of it. It is too plain—too easy; therefore it is preposterous to adopt it. We want to have done with it. The committee proposes to have done with it in two years; and wo then propose to put in force such laws in regard to our schools as will give every poor white boy an opportunity to qualify himself to become a ’ hite voter. Let the gentleman vote thus when the time comes, and not come here and give them lip service, but actual service, in Increasing and improv ing the free schools, as will do away with white illiteracy In South Carolina. He will be blessed by the poor white men of South Carolina, but when he comes Ihere and talks I fear I must call a halt.” Il»* continued in the same earnest man ner. The Wilson measure was then voted down by a vote of 129 to 16. Several oth er measures were voted down in like manner. Other amendments are pending. At a late hour the convention adjourned anild much confusion, a batch of propositions being rushed in to be printed. Tillman and Irby both speak tomorrow on the question proper. When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria. When she was a Child, 6ho cried for Castoria. When sho becamo Miss, she clung to Castoria. When she had Children, Ehe gave them Castoria. THE MISSION AT ST. PAUL’S. Despite the inclement weather the at tendance was good at the mission in ses sion at St. Paul's church. Rev. Father Yuunan gave the opening instruction on the church, showing first o£ all that the church is the spouse of Christ, the car rying out of ids incarnation and his gra cious mission upon the earth and by his indwelling the organ of his truth and grace to mankind. As such the church must be unerring in the declaration and maintenance of Christ. As such it must embrace the multitudes of every tongue and clime within its folds and provide for their manifold spiritual /needs. More than that, It imitates bis compassion and provides even for the physical ills to which flesh is heir. This exercise of his charity is shown by the devoted sacri fices of its priests and sisterhoods to the most afflicted and loathsome of men. As an illustration he quoted the example of Father Damien to the lepers of Molo kai; shown also in rescuing the aban doned offsprings of heathen parents in India,.China and other pagan lands, thus vindicating its mission as the church of the good shepherd and following the command of St. Paul, who said: “13e ye Imitators of me, even as I ant of Christ.”1 The principal discourse of the evening was given by Father Smith on the "Oc casions of Sin,” pointing out to Chris tians the dangers to which they nre mainly exposed. These the reverend speaker Instanced were to be found in literature, gross, immoral or seductive in its spirit and aim. Caution must be used In our choice of amusements. For exam ple, the manifest degeneracy of the stage as evidenced by certain classes of spec tacular plays so much in vogue. Of all the enemies to moral welt being, the sa loon must be considered the most promi nent and destructive, since drink is daily dealt out without regard to its conse puences on its self indulgent victims and their families in defiance of the re strictions of the law or the sanctity of time and place. The preacher pointed out the extravagance, the crime, the domestic misery, the pauperism, and the tragedies which the saloon Is the direct occasion and urged most careful limitation as to the number of saloons and most w atchful supervision as to the conduct of the bus iness. In conclusion he urged thnt if the mission wanted to effect any lasting good it must be In proportion to the generous resolution, tha watchful vigilance and self-denial that Catholics must exercise in regard to the dangers of the soul. The mission will continue for a few days longer, and promises great good to the community. .1*1 111 I New business houses here and there over the city gives the “howler” another- lick. Among them is the PARLOR SHOE STORE, 109 N. 20th street, under the management of Mr. A. P. Lims, who prom ises to take care of the SOLES of all who will come to him. Good goods, fit and low prices is his notto. io-3o-6t Stabbed by a Woman. Memphis, Tenn., Oct. 30.—Book Thomas was stabbed to death this morning by r,ucy Hogan seven miles from the city. Thomas and the woman were lovers. They quarreled and the woman, armed with a shotgun and butcher knife, ran after Thomas. She drew the gun and when he rushed In she dropped the gun and stabbed him In the stomach. opean and Domes for a critical exam DRUG AND i BABY > J10THER, FAMILY SHOEN 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 $2. which will save you one-third your shoe money. All kinds of shoes repaired. 10-ll-3m ST. PIERRE, 11)10 1st Avenue. ASSAULT AND ROBBERY. Davis Carried Back to Selma—The Boy Readi ly Recognized Him—Another Crime of Which He May Be Guilty. Selma, Oct. 30.—(Special.)— OfTlcer I. N. Eddy returned from Birmingham Mon day morning with Joe Davis, the negro who brutally assaulted and robbed little Jerome Simons on September 26. Little Jerome Simons, whose head is still covered with bandages, was at the depot when the Birmingham train pulled In, and as soon as the negro alighted from the train his face broadened with a smile of intense satisfaction as he said, "That's the fellow.” The negro stoutly maintained his in nocence. He says he knew the little boy, ■but did not see him on the day the crime was committed. He admits that he lived near the Kenan place and that he left about the time the little boy's assailant disappeared. His reason for leaving qui etly and hastily, he says, was that he heard he was going to be hung. The negro said he made his way through the country to Burnsville, and catching a Southern train there stole a ride to Chat tanooga. As to his whereabouts since he has told many conflicting stories. Just before the negro was placed in a cell an old negro by the name of Jesse White, who lives near Summerfit-ld, came up and identified the criminal. The negro seems very nervous; he can not keep still, and constantly casts glances backwards as if expecting some one to como upon him from behind. Davis had a preliminary hearing before Justice Pitts yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, and was remanded to Jail with out bail. Another crime is laid at Davis’ door. It will be remembered by our readers that about two years ago on account of the mysterious disappearance of a little negro from his home near Summerfield appeared In the papers. The disappear ance was so sudden and complete that It was thought a large eagle that had been seen In the neighborhood had car ried him off. The last time the little negro was seen alive he was with Joe Davis, so tlie child's mother says, and since Davis so brutally beat little Jerome Simons and left him for dead, (the mother firmly be lieves that her ohild was killed and its body hidden by Davis. One of the wo man's relatives cooks for W. Tt. Morrison out near Valleygrande, and the above is the story she tells. The name of the child or Its mother could not be learned. Dr. R. D. Jackson of Brookwood, who has been attending the bedside of his fatheh-ln-law, Dr. A. H. Mltohell, passed through Selma yesterday On the way back to Brookwood. Dr. Jackson left Dr. Mltohell much better. Capt. John Broadstreet of the Mobile and Birmingham has Just returned from a trip to Nrw York He will probably resume his run Thursday. The Iron work of the bridge for the Oahaba river at Fortune's Ferry was re ceived at Harrel’s last week and Is now being hauled to the river. Henry Vaughn, a carpenter, who lives with his widowed mother, Mrs. M. H. ENTS. tic Novelties and illation of* our sto BRIC-A-BRAC i 4 k ✓ Vaughn, corner Selma and Lawrence streets, In this city, had half of his right arm blown off yesterday one week ago, near Sweetwater, Marengo county. Col. Isaac Peacock of Reed City, Mich., is visiting his brother, Capt. George Peacock, in this city. Dean Weaver, the afflicted son of Mrs. V. Q. Weaver, was so unfortunate as to accidentally shoot himself in the ankle yesterday morning about 11 o’clock. He was playing with a rifle when the acci dent occurred. “Through Storyland to Sunset Seas’* Is the title of a sumptuous volume of ?50 pages, printed on fine enameled paper and illustrated by 200 exquisite half tone engrav ings, which th3 passenger department of the Southern Pacific has Just issued. It contains no advertising matter, but is a graoeniUy told story of the romanoo of the country traversed by the Southern Paolflo, and the narrative of what a party of four saw in a Journey over this great trans-continental highway. As an example of book-making it is far in advance of.any thing heretofore at tempted by any railway, and it Is on« of the marvels of modern commercial enterprise that the book is given away. By at onoe sending 20 cents to pay nostuge you can, on application to S. F. 3- Morse, General Pas senger Agent, Southern Pacific, New Or leans, La., secure a copy of this work. A Viotory for Tammany. New York, Oct. 30.—The general term of the supreme court has hunded do wui an opinion afllrmlng Judge Beach’s decision in the matter of the state democracy rooster. It holds that the regular state democratic ticket Is not to be printed un der the rooster, and also that the other nominations be considered as indepen dent nominations and to be placed in the last column. is easier than getting well. Regular habits and proper at tention to diet will insure health. Pure food is an es sential. Well Silver Churn Butterine is scientifically prepared for those who desire to keep Well. Light, wholesome and readily assimilated, it is just the food for delicate organisms. Prepared Solely By ARMOUB PACKING CO., Kansas City, U. S. A Card Favors Brle-a-Brac. and EMPORIUM.