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>■■■■■ j ■ THE WEATHER. Washington. Nov. 1.—Forecast tor the Bucceedlng twenty-tour hours: For Ala bama. fair and warmer, with northerly [winds; for Mississippi, fair and warmer. Svdth west or south winds. YESTERDAY’S TEMPERATURE. ' As especially recorded for the State Herald on the standard thermometer at Hughes’ drug store, 1004 Second avenue. *The figures given are in all instances for the temperature recorded in the shade and on a southern sheltered exposure. b a. in..48 f.Jp. in....55Va 9 a. m. 51Vi 4 p. in.04*4 31* a. m. S3 ftp. m.63 31 a.ni.— 54 op. m......52 32 m. ft ai|7 p. m... 50Va 1 p. m. 5> 8 p. m.jgr.4® 2p m.ftUt2|9p. m.40*4 DAILY BULLETIN. U. S. Department of Agriculture, Weather Bureau, Office of Station Agent, Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 1, 1895. Local observations during twenty-four hours ending at 7 p. m., central time: Time. Rain , Direct’ n Temp, of wind. jWeather fall. 8 a. m. 32 m. 7 p. m 51 52 51 N NW N Cloudy Clouay Clear .04 .00 .00 Highest temperature, 52; lowest, 46; aver age, 49. BEN M. JACOBS, Local Observer. ‘MORESKA AND GORE. Two Famous Artists, Monday Evening at Seals Bros.’ Music Hall—Birmingham Music Club's First Entertainment. To hear Moreska sing anil Signor Gore play the piano establishes a standard (which is indeed hard to raise, and both of (these distinguished musicians will ap pear Monday evening in the first of the series of entertainments to be given by (the Birmingham Music club In Seals (Bros.' hall. They have been heard and Charmed large audiences in this -city be ftore, but not under such favorable cir cumstances as they will appear this time. Sdoreska's beautiful voice will be heard in la hall which is a marvel to singers and (Speakers for Its acoustic qualities, and Signor Gore will find a piano worthy of his steel. To these advantages, which artists can best appreciate, they will be greeted by a thoroughly representative Birmingham audience to lend inspiration (to this most excellent concert company. They are ably assisted in other numbers by the same organization. Season Ti ckets. Season tickets arc going fast, as ex jpected when so muoh is offered for so lit tle money. Aside from the club's own members in the course there is enough ptrictly professional talent already en gaged to make the value of a season tick et ($3) half price. The following is the programme: November 4—Moreska. November 26—Birmingham Music club. ■ December 10—Bppinghousen Bailey grand concerts. December 17—Birmingham Music club. | January 6—Richard Malcolm Johnston, i January 23—Birmingham Music olub. February 3—A stereopttcon picture play, "Miss Jerry," presented by Clara [Louise Thompson. February 27—Birmingham Music club. March 26—Grand concert by Birming ham Music club, assisted by professional (talent to be selected. The price of a season ticket Is $3. When Baby was sick, we gave her Castorla. When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla. When she became Miss, she clung to Castorla. When she had Children, Bhe gave them Castorla. The Frenoh Cabinet. Paris, Nov. 1.—Since the announce |ment of last night of the formation of a riew cabinet by M. Burgeols some changes pave been made in its composition. As pcospted it is constituted as follows: i Prime minister and minister of the In ferior, M. Burgeois. Minister of foreign affairs. M. Berthelo. ] Minister of war, M. Cavlgnac. I Minister of marine, M. Lockroy. | Minister of finance, M. Diumer. ' Minister of justice and worship, M. tRleard. 1 Minister of the colonies, M. Leville. Minister of public instruction, M. ICombes. Minister of public works, M. Guyot Dessaige. Minister of commerce. M. Meseur. Minister of agriculture, M. Vlger. WILL ARRIVE TODAY" Mr. F. A. Jacobs, the Great Gospel Singer, Expected This Afternoon. < Mr. F. A. Jacobs, the great gospel sing er and worker, who is to lead the singing lat the First Baptist church during the revival services that begin tomorrow, Iwill reach the city this afternoon at 3 o’clock. At 7:30 this evening he will meet Ithe large chorus of singers at the First Baptist church for a rehearsal for Sun day’s work. Let all be present on time. ©ileum Skin Remedies Are Pure Sweet Gentle And Most Economical Bscauis •o fo^dily fiffoctlre. Bold throughout lb# S>rld. British depot: FsAtfgii Newbkrv I Bora*. 1, Insr EdwsreUt., non .on. Pottbr D*to A tins* Oorp.. Sole Prom.. Bo?tou. U 8. 4. % Birthday Gift?. % We are now open so HABERS. DURANT FOUND GUILTY The Jury Was Out but Twenty Eight Minutes. CROWD WAS WELL PLEASED And Cheered When the Verdict Was Announced. Mrs. Durant Broke Down and Wept Bitterly. San Francisco, Nov. 1.—Theodore Du rant murdered Blanche Lament. That wa# the verdict of the jury in the case this evening. The jury was out twenty-eight minutes. The verdict was received with a shout of applause from the audience, who packed the court room. The closing scene of the great trial was full of dramatic interest. The district at torney's peroration was an able effort. He said he had struggled to suppress his feeling of repugnance to the defendant and to be absolutely fair to him, and to lay aside the feeling of horror and de testation which hindered and oppressed him. He oonfldently asserted that noth ing had been stated in bis address to the jury which had not been proved by com petent evidence. Link by link the chain had been welded until it had been shown beyond doubt that Durant had murdered Blanche Lamont on April 3 by strangula tion. The charge of Judge Murphy occupied a little over an hour in delivery. Before it began General Dickinson, Durant’s counsel formally objected to the portions of Mr. Barnes’ address abusive in their nature, but the court considered them proper. The charge was a cold statement of the law unrelieved by any stde desserla tion. It was very fair and covered the greater of alibi, circumstantial evidence and the motive completely. The motive would not necessarily need to be shown as it might not appear on the surface. Circumstantial evidence as to the mo tive would apply as to 'other points in the case. He stated that the California law as to murder in the first degree, which involved one whose death resulted to a victim of a criminal assault, whether the killing was or was not meditated. As soon as the court completed the charge Dickinson took an exception on the ground that his honor had not read the instructions submitted as the defense had written them. The jury was then given In charge of two deputy sheriffs and con ducted to the jury room. Suppressed excitement was manifested throughout the court room and the cor ridors outside during the wait which suc ceeded the departure of the jury. There was a great deal1 of speculation as to how long the Jury would remain out. The general opinion among those who had followed the trial that an agreement would soon be reached, but owing to the mass of e^dence it was thought possi ble that th? Jury might remain out all night The result showed that the jury men had also digested the evidence and that the overwhelming case which the prosecution had piled up had left* them no option or room for doubt. The Jury took the first ballot, which was for murder in the first degree. Word was sent at once to the court, and Judge Murphy sent for the Jury. While this was going on Durant sat in the court room beside his counsel conversing with his mother and several of her lady friends. As soon as Mrs. Durant learned that the jury was coming in her demeanor changed from one of gaiety, and a look of dread came over her face, which was not reflected in that of her son. He stoically watched the Jurymen as they took their seats, as if to get from their features the import of the verdict which their early return portended. As Fore man Dutton pronounced the verdict of guilty of murder in the first degree, the large audience, which had listened in per fect silence for the words which he was to utter, rose and uttered a yell which echoed far out in the corridor. Most of those in the audience were women. The cries which went up from them fell upon the ear of the convicted murderer’s mother like a blow, and it brought her first realization of the force of the words of the'foreman. Her face was averted, as she had nerved herself for the ordeal, but though possessed of marvelous courage, a cry burst from her lips, followed by a hysterical outburst or sobs. As he listened Intently to the words which sealed his fate, Durant partially rose from his seat. The look on his face was one of defiance, and It was apparent that he had it In mind to address the jury. The first cry from his mother changed his mind—If he had such inten tion. He sat down, turned to his moth er and took her fordly in his arms. She rested her head on his shoulder, and he put his left arm about h»r slender form and held her in a tender embrace, patting her with his left hand and with his right stroking her hair. Hg. seemed oblivious to the fact that a verdict which sealed his fate had been returned—oblivious to everything except the weeping woman in his arms. If his display was of nerve, it was marvelous; and if of callousness to any but filial sensations, it was equal ly marvelous. The triumphant shout from HOO throats in the court room had been hushed by the bailiffs and a hush fell upon the crowd when Judge Murphy began to ad dress the jury. He assured them that they had the thanks of the court for the manner In which they had performed their duty and believed they would have the thanks of the entire community. As the jurymen marched by Durant and his mother they all looked sympathetically upon the sad picture of the weeping wom an upon the shoulder of her condemned son. Then Judge Murphy announced that next Friday he would pass sentence upon Durant and at the same time he would fix the time for beginning the trial of Du rant for the murder of Minnie Williams. The verdict of the Jury meets with gen eral approbation. The town is wild to night over it and it resembles the after math of an eleotion. Durant, takes it coolly and says he has not yet lost hope. His attorneys tomor row will appeal to the supreme court on a bill of exceptions, the material for which accumulated during the trial. The material for the Minnie Williams trial has all been gathered and the prose cution Is prepared to go right ahead with It. It is certain that Judge Murphy will set an early day for the hearing. The freneral impression is that the proceed ngs in the case will be the same as the one just concluded. So far as known Du rant’s defense in the case yet to be tried will be as weak as the one Just closed. WED ing up our recent licit your -visit to MORROW & SUFFRAGE PLAN ADOPTED. The Sole Object of the South Carolina Consti tutional Convention Has Been Accom plished-Plan in Detail. Columbia, S. C.. Nov. 1.—At 11:25 to night the constitutional convention of South Carolina adopted the essential sec tion of the suffrage plan, putting on the parliamentary clincher, thereby accom plishing the sole object of the convention. The section was adopted in the following shape: Section 4. The qualifications for suf frage shall be as follows: (a.) Residence in the state for two years, in the county one year, in the elec tion district in which the elector offers to vote four months and the payment six months before any election of any poll tax then due and payable; provided, however, that ministers in charge of an organized church and teachers of public schools shall be entitled to vote after six months' residence in the state If oth erwise qualified. (b.) Registration w'hich shall provide for the enrollment of every elector once in ten years, and also an enrollment dur ing each and every year of every elector not previously registered under the pro visions of this article. (c)—Up to January 1, 1898, all male persons of voting age applying for reg istration who can read any section in this constitution or understand and explain it when read to them by the registration officer shall be entitled to register and become electors. A separate record of all persons registered before January 1, 1898. sworn to by the registration of c, shall be filed—one copy with the clerk of the court and one in the office of the secretary of state—on or befure February 1, 1898, and such persons shall remain during life qualified electors unless dis qualified by the other provisions of this article. The certificate of the clerk of court or secretary of state shall be suffi cient evidence to establish the right of said citizens to any future registration and the franchise under the limitations herein imposed. (d) —Any person who shall apply tor registration after January 1, 1898, If oth erwise qualified, shall be registered, pro vided he can both read and write any section of this constitution, or can show that he owns and has paid all taxes col lectible during the previous year on prop erty In this state assessed at $300 or more. (e) —Managers of eleotions shall re quire of every elector offering to vote at any election before allowing him to vote proof of the payment of all taxes, Including poll tax, assessed against him and collectible for the previous year. (f) —The general assembly shall provide for issuing to eacih elector a certificate of registration, and shall provide for the renewal of such certificate when lost, mu tilated or destroyed if the applicant is still a qualified elector under the provi sions of this constitution. There was much opposition expressed to the plan when many members on the floor could only mean fraud under the understanding feature, the supervisors being the judges of the sufficiency of the ‘‘understanding" most of It melted away after it came to the final vote, which is 69 to 37. Irby's opposition did not seem to count for muchv There was no end of speaking at the night session. At the morning session the convention had what may be termed "historical day.” It resolved itself into an historical society and historical records had the dust shaken from them and were careful fullv examined. The side show tihat was in progress on the south side of the hall during the hlstorcal society meeting may be appropriately entitled “The Black Crook.” And It was all, so to speak, an attempt to prove that black was white, though there were some whites who were endeavoring to prove that black was black, and in a few Instances very, very black. The blacks devoted their efforts to proving the first proposition—the whiteness of the blacks. To be more explicit, the history of the reconstruction period was under discus sion all day, and some Interesting pages were added to the record of that memora ble period, which was steeped in fraud and robbery'- It was all brought about by Senator Tillman’s reply to the speech es which were made at the beginning of the discussion on the suffrage matter. The senator threw the career of Smalls and Whlpper up In his speech and oharged that they were both members of the famous original “Black Crook com pany," which 4ad a continuous run in this state from the close of the war to 1876. Some Interesting matter, new so far as the general public Is concerned, was brought out, and Whipper, the ne gro delegate from Beaufort, made a splendid speech In hl^ own defense. Miller, Smalls and Whlpper, the three leading negro members, made powerful speeches, the last ttvo defending them selves from personal attacks on their records. Whlpper concluded his powerful speeon tnus: “I throw down the gauntlet now and challenge the world to go through all the records and find one thing against me. You would besmear every negro who de fends his race In the lack of argument. Such argument came very far from com ing up to what our people consider the high standard of gentility. "They want to engraft into this consti tution something that will deceive the world and themselves. You may de ceive yourselves, but you won't deceive the world. I was plaintiff at first, but now I am disposed to become defendant. Put it there if you dare, and you will see "our constitutional lawyers treading on H as if they were walking on eggs. It won’t be three years before you have another constitution to meet the exigency. You have magnificent, in exhaustible’ water supply In this state. It is going to waste because you are al ways fighting to chain the negro down. You wish to continue to wear the chains that hu*»g around you during slavery. You can birrd down the negro, but you will make the greatest mistake of your lives. You can wen now hear the rum ble of the car of negro development and progress coming, laden with negroes ed ucated and being educated. We are not scared. The negro will ere long come and claim hts own. I am ptanding here trying to make South Carolina feel that ,1 have lived here on her soil." The convention, after adopting the plan, adjourned at 11:40 p. m. until 7:30 p. m. on Tuesday next. MILCH COWS. Car load milch cows just re cei\ei. J. M. Neill & Sod. THE HONOR ROLL By an oversight the honor roll of the first grade of the Henley school was omitted in the copy furnished, and is as follows: Henley school—Lillie Shrewsbury, Le na Summerville, Lucy Truss, Harriet Sledge, Tom Cooper, Pearl Vamell, Em mie Kaminsky, Lillie Mae Childers, Joe Perry. DING purchases of Ear out* establishment SINNIGE’S W. H. KETTIG, 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. T THINGS DRAMATIC. A top heavy house witnessed the pro duction of "A Ride fort Life” at O'Brien's last night, but those who were present seemed to enjoy the play very much. From the frequent applause emanating from the gallery, it was evident that the gods were highly pleased with the en tertainment furnished. Jack Woodruff and Edward Marston both love Annie Powers. Marston corn knits a murder, for which Woodruff is ar rested, convicted and sentenced to hang. By the aid of friends he escapes from Jail the night before the date fixed for the execution, and, mounting a locomo tive provided for the occasion, eludes the officers. With his father and loved ones, he goes to the border between the United States and Mexico, and they oc cupy a house through the middle of which the border line runs. Here he is discovered by detectives. An Italian who saw Marston commit the murder, and who has been his part ner all the time, divulges the story of the crime, and is shot by Marston, who ts taken in custody by the officers. Wood ruff is set free. The locomotive used on the stage is 34 fee* long, and running at full speed pre sents a very realistic scene. The cast is very good. Atkins Law rence plays the part of Jack Woodruff very cleverly, and Harry Driscoll does very well as Marston. The specialty acts of Miss Corrie Ezler and Frank Cl. Mack were well received, and little Miss Mabel Taliaferro’s sing ing wras heartily encored. “A Ride for Life” will be produced again today at matinee and night. J. K. Emmet as “Fritz in a Mad House.” J. K. Emmet undoubtedly owes much of his remarkable success, both artistic and financial, to his keen desire and earnest effort to please the public, as well as to his undoubted dramatic gifts, at tainments and magnetio personalities. Unlike many "star” actors, he has never attempted to give the public an impres sion of his own superiority by contrast with the efforts of a supporting com pany of mediocre actors. He has always surrounded himself with aotors of splen did ability and reputation, and has won his success through his own positively personal merits and the general excel lence of his productions. He shows his appreciation of the generous patronage of the public by engaging a stronger company than ever this year to support him in his charming play, "Fritz In a Mad House." The company included: Misses Emyline Barr. Laura fl. Huwe* Kate Eckert, Kitty Francis, Messrs. L. P. Hicks, Willard Newell, (Hilbert Braith watt, Charles Stewart, George Hernan dez, Charles A. Prince, Little Baby Spencer Sinnot and others. Mr. Emmet and his company will present “Fritz In a Mad House” at O’Brien's next Tues day night. Sousa’s Band. The announcement that Sousa's band has been engaged for one performance htre will be received with delight by all music lovers in the city. Sousa's has a reputation second to no musician in America, and he comes here on the 8th with a band of first-class artists in their line. John Philip Sousa, tthe noted bandmas ter, has the faculty of catering to all classes of ears. The Wagner enthusiast,, the lover of sentimental Italian music, and the every day American, who likes soul-stirring marches, will each find something to please him. The enthusi asm at his concerts would be a revelation to those who imagine that music is mere ly something to analyze, dissect and study. Perhaps they might conclude, in time, that the ultimate purpose of mu Ble is that soulful enjoyment arising out of the vocal and Instrumental expression of melodius and harmonic numbers, but at present they deceive themselves into the belief that music pleasant to hear and agreeable to a sentimental nature must be trivial and worthless. John Philip Sousa disapproves this ridiculous theory in the most substantial manner. HIS programmes are composed of extracts trom the works of tihe best music writers. s< arranged as to form pleasing and ef fective contrasts, and while the expres sion of a military band is more limited than that of a grand orchestra, owing to the absence of strings, he does not fall to lend a charm even to those ex oerpts from Wagner so frequently in troduced in his programmes. Sousa seems to have struck the key note of pop ular concerts. Children Cry tor Pitcher’s Castoria. The Canal Report Handed in. Washington, Nov. 1.—As required by law the report of the Nicaragua canal commission was presented to the presi dent today by Secretary Olney, to whom it Had been delivered by CoJ. William Ludlow, United State* army, the chair man of the commission. The Bogie man is coming. 10-2G-lmo opean and Domes for a critical exam DRUG AND SlSTEK % XRR1.IF BABY JIOTHER, d'OBY-at^H-ry'- 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 $2. which will save you one-third your shoe money. All kinds of shoes repaired. 10-ll-3m ST. PIERRE, IOIO 1st Avenue. SOUTHERN’S NEW SCHEDULE Several Appointments for the Alabama Great Southern Announced Yesterday by Vice-Vresident Baldwin. A new schedule goes into effect on the Southern railway tomorrow, after which date the trains will arrive and depart as follows: * Train No. 38, heretofore No. 50, running between Birmingham and Winona, Miss., will arrive from the west at 5:30 a. m., instead of 5:15, as at present. It will de part at 5:55 a. m., as at present. No. 36 will depart for the east at 3:10 p. m., instead of 2:55. No. 7, Selma train, heretofore No. 77, Will depart at 6 a. m., Instead of 6:40. No. 8, Selma train, heretofore 76, will arrive at 9:30 p. m., instead of 6:55. Nos. 51 and 50, running between Bir mingham and Winona, will hereafter be known as 37 and 38. The following orders were sent out yes terday: Alabama Great Southern Railroad Com pany—Office of General Superintendent. Washinton, D. C., Nov. 1, 1895. By virtue of the president's executive order No. 8 I hereby appoint Mr. W. A. Vaughan assistant general superintend ent, with headquarters at Chattanooga, Tenn., as heretofore. Mr. J. H. Simpson superintendent of car service, with headquarters at Washing ton, I). C. Effective this date. W. H. GREEN, General Superintendent. Approved: W. H. BALDWIN, JR„ Second Vice- President. Alabama Great Southern Railroad Com pany—Office of Chief Engineer. Washington, D. C., Nov. 1, 1895. By virtue of the president’s executive order No. 3 I hereby appoint Mr. J. A. Dodson general roadmaster and Mr. D. W. Lum superintendent bridges and buildings, with headquarters at Wash ington. Effective this date. C. H. HUDSON, Approved: Chief Engineer, W. H. BALDWIN, JR., Second Vice-President. Alabama Great Southern Railroad Com pany—Office of Second Vice-President. Washington, D. C., Nov. 1, 1895. By virtue of the president’s executive order No, 3 I hereby appoint Mr. J. P. Mlnetree purchasing agent, with head quarters at Washington, D. C.; Mr. E. F. Weld general storekeeper, with head quarters at Manchester, Va. Effective this date. W. H. BALDWIN, JR.. Second Vice-President. CHEAP LEAH PENCILS. The Complaint of Eraat Faber, the German Manufacturer. United States Consul Theodore M. Ste phan. at Annberg, Germany, In a report to the department of state, gives pub licity to the complaint of Ernst Faber, the German lead pencil maker, as to cheap American pencils. "The valuable cedarwood,” Mr. Faber says, "is wasted In a barbarous manner ENTS. lie* Novelties and ination of* our Nto BRIC-A-BRAC x in America; whole districts of the finest forest land have been cleared, blit never replanted, so that we obtain always more rarely really good cedar wood, and the blocks which we are now obliged to use supply only half as many pencils as formerly. Not only does the oost of the production of the pencils rise consid erably In consequence of the bad wood, but the American industry pours upon the market its surplus product of thous ands of gross below cost price, and so do presses the prices in countries which im pose only low duties or none at all. The consequence of this is that the German manufacturers can only compete at a loss and that the trade In cheap markets, such as India, Mexico, Japan, Australia, etc., is as good as lost. The English mar ket has been literally swamped of late years with cheap American pencils at ridiculously low prices. The conditions In other countries are almost as unfavor able to the eOrman export trade as in the United States. Italy, Russia and France impose immense duties on pen cils, and In France the use of German pencils In schools, public boards, rail ways, etc., is forbidden." Zl N 8Z ERME M0 RIA L SERV!CE. The Young Men's Christian association will hold a service on Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the association parlor In memory of Mr. Peter Zlnszer, who was for a number of years a faithful associa tion worker and member of the boaid of directors. Mr. John H. Miller will speak of Mr. Zinsser's business life, Dr. R. M. Cunningham of his social life and Mr. T. H. Johnston of his Christian life. The service Is for men only, and all his asso ciation, church and lodge friends are cordially invited. Pure Toofl. Butterine is a much abused product, is a matter of fact it is pure, sweet, wholesome, and infinitely preferable to ordinary countrv butter. A special correspondent of this paper recently visited the fuctory owned and operated by the Armour Pocking- Co., of Kansas City, manufacturers of the widely ad vertised Silver Churn Butterine. A five story building is perfectly fitted for the scientific preparation of this food product. Everything is spotlessly clean; all appliances are the latest and most improved, and ev6ry precaution is taken to secure the production of < an absolutely pure and wholesome food. All processes are under the direction of a foreign chemist who has made the skillful combination of pure sweet fata the study of his life. Prof. Charles Chandler, of New York City, says: “The product is palatable and wholesome and I regard it as a most valuable article of food.” Prof. J. S. W. Arnold, Medical De partment, University of New York, says: “A blessing for the poor, and in every way a perfectly pure, wholesome and palatable article of food.” Prepared Solely Uy ARMOUR PACKING CO.. Kansas City, U. S. A. % Card Favors. ® Bric-a-Brac, and ok. EMPORIUM.