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Silk Lined All Through
Only at the PANT-ERY,
ol course.
Al Wilson,
1903>a Second Avenue.
I sell everything in the
line of
Fancy Groceries.
No. 2003 Second Avenue.
Rock Bottom Prices
Oil Flour, Meat, Coffee,
Lord, Vegetables, FruitB
and Canned Goods of all
Washington, Nov. 8.—Forecast for Ala
bama and Mississippi: Increasing cloud
iness, with showers; easterly winds, be
coming variable; colder in northern por
As especially recorded for the State
Herald on the standard thermometer at
Hughes' drug store, 1904 Second avenue.
The figures given are in all instances for
the temperature recorded in the shade
and on a southern sheltered exposure.
U. m.69
. A.70Vi
10 a. in.7U4
11 B.m.73
12 m.73
1 p. m.73
8p. m.73W*
3 p. m.73
4 p. m.72
6 p. m.72
6p. m.710a
4 p. m.70W
0 p. m..70
U. S. Department of Agriculture,
, Weather Bureau,
Office of Station Agent,
Birmingham, Ala., Nov. 8, 1895.
Local observations during twenty-four
hours ending at 7 p. m., central time:
8 a. m. 70
12 m. 72
7 p. m. 73
Direct’n Rain
Temp. of wind. Weather fall.
Highest temperature, 73; lowest, 63; aver
age, 66.
Local Observer.
R. D. Wade, superintendent of the mo
tive power of the Alabama Great South
ern railroad, has announced the follow
ing appointments:
W. H. Thomas, assistant superintend
ent motive power, 1300 Pennsylvania av
enue, Washington, D. C.
J. M. Holt, general foreman car repairs,
1300 Pennsylvania avenue, Washingttjn,
D. C.
C. Skinnex, master mechanic, Birming
ham, Ala.
W. F. Broadnax, air brake inspector,
1300 Pennsylvania avenue, Washington,
D. C.
Thomas G. McClellan has been appoint
ed commercial agent of the Memphis and
Charleston road at St. Bouts, and H. C.
Faulconer soliciting freight agent at
Memphis. The appointments were made
by Assistant General Freight Agent R.
L. McKellar.
One thousand mile books issued by the
Alabama Great Southern road are good
over the Cincinnati, New Orleans and
Texas Pacific. New Orleans and North
eastern, Alabama and Vicksburg and
Vicksburg, Shrevesport and Pacific
Traveling Passenger Agent L. A. Ship
man of the Southern has returned from
Jackson, Miss.
Passenger Agent R. F. Beasley of the
Louisville and Nashville is In the city.
Commercial Agent C. P. Lewis of the
Chesapeake and Ohio Southwestern road
went over to Atlanta yesterday.
Traveling Passenger Agent George W.
Ely of the Texas and Pacific road was in
the city yesterday.
When Baby was sick, we gave her CastorU.
When she was a Child, she cried for Castorta.
When she became Miss, she clung to Castorta.
When she had Children, she gave them Castorta.
To Straighten Holmes’ Work.
Fort Worth, Nov. 8.—Q. T. Moreland
yesterday filed application for papers of
administration on the estate of Burton T.
Lyman, or B. F. Pietzel. as was hlsi reai
name, for benefit of creditors. Recently
Attorney Hudson filed application for let
ters of administration on the estate of
Minnie Williams,deceased. She wasowner
of property that was deeded to Lyman
by alleged fraudulent deeds, and one of
the many persons Holmes is accused of
Children Cry for
Pltoher'o Castorla.
Dr. Battey Is Dead.
'Atlanta, Nov. 8.—A special from Rome
Ga., to the Constitution says that Dr.
Robert Battey died there today. Dr
Battey was one of the most distinguished
surgeons In the world. He was the orig
inator of the "Battey operation.” which
Is performed all over the world and es
pecially In Paris. He was born In Au
gusta, Ga., In 1828.
Two Concerts at O’Brien's Yesterday by Sou
sa's Famous Band—“Lost Para
dise" Next.
Sousa’s band gave two concerts at
O'Brien’s opera house yesterday—one in
the afternoon and the other in the even
ing. The parquet and dress circle were
packed each time with as enthusiastic
audiences as have ever assembled in the
the opera house, and the feast of music
to which they were treated amply repaid
them for the two hours thus spent.
Mr. Sousa is perhaps superior to any
other musical director In America, and
has gathered about him half a hundred
artists whose musical talents are of the
highest order.
The reputation of Mr. Sousa, however,
does not rest on his ability as a musical
director or leader, but some of his compo
sitions are among the most popular pieces
ever published. Of these the band at the
concert yesterday afternoon played "The
Dlrectorat f, and “The Stag Party” and
last night “King Cotton” and "The Band
Came Back.”
The specialists engaged by the Sousa
band are Miss Currie Duke, violinist;
Miss Myrta French, soprano, and Mr.
Arthur Pryor, trombonist. Miss Duke,
the violinist, is a daughter of Gen. Basil
Duke of Douisville, Ky., an ex-Confed
erate general and a gentleman who has
attained considerable prominence since
the close of the war. Miss Duke is a
beautiful young woman and a highly ac
complished violinist. Miss French has a
sweet voice and sings exquisitely. Mr.
Pryor is an adept with the trombone.
At the performance last night Mr.
Sousa was presented with a beautiful
floral gift arranged in the shape of a
horse shoe and fastened to a lyre. It
was a present from the local musicians'
union, and Mr. M. D. Friedman made
the presentation speech.
Mr. Sousa paid a very high compliment
to one of Birmingham’s talented musi
cians when he had his band play the
grand march, "Majestic,” composed by
Prof. J. Morton Boyce, president of the
Birmingham College of Music. The audi
ence seemed well pleased with both the
music and the manner in which it was
“The Lost Paradise.”
William Morris will make his first ap
pearance in this city as a star at O'Brien's
opera house Monday night, November 11.
He comes here in his original character.
Iteuben Warner, in Dp Mille’s great
play, "The Lost Paradise,” one of the
most successful attractions ever pro
duced. He is an actor whom all admire.
He is brave, sincere, courteous and glo
rious in love.
As superintendent of the iron mill
owned by a ilclj man, whose daughter
has squandered much of his earnings in
luxury, he sympathizes with the men
when they strike because wages are re
duced. He is in love with the girl, and.
In a striking scene, he persuades the
proud beauty to visit the homes of the
working men and hear their story. She
is astonished and goes to her father In
their behalf. Amid profound excitement
the father relents, the mill opens again
and prosperity returns. Mr. Morris takes
rank with our youngest stars in the larg
est cities of the country and his coming
here will add to his many admirers.
Great Success of “Trilby.”
“Trilby," a four act dramatization of
George Du Maurier's novel by Paul M.
Potter, was given by Mr. A. M. Palmer’s
company at the Park theater last even
ing, the leading features of the cast being
tlS folloWS!
Taffy, the Laird, Little Billie, Svengali,
Geoko, Zou-Zou, Dodor, Rev. Thomas
Bagot, Trilby. Mrs. Bagot, Mme. Vinard.
If anyone did not know that "Trilby”
was taken from a novel we doubt wheth
er he would have discovered It last even
ing. As a piece of dramatic workman
ship It Is truly admirable, and you should
have seen how It took upon the audience.
Everyone’s attention was held fast from
beginning to end, and through each one
of the four acts you could have heard a
pin drop. It Is long since we have seen
an audience so completely spell bound at
a theater. If the proof of the pudding is
in the eating, Mr. Potter has certainly
shown a dramatlo cordon bleu of the
first water. More than.! this, he has pre
served the characteristic Individuality of
each one of Du Maurier's personages
with a careful Insight that leaves little,
if anything, to be desired. Only he has
swelled out Bvengall to quite epic propor
tions, and with excellent results.—Boston
Evening Transcript.
“Trilby" will be al O'Brien’s Tuesday
night, November 12.
Grau’s Big Company,
An announcement that Is sure to find
favor with theater goers is that of the
coming of Jules Grau’s Comio Opera
company, which Is larger and stronger
than ever. Everything new—artists, cho
rus, costumes and repertoire. This is
without doubt the strongest organization
seen south since the days of Emma Ab
bot. No opera company has had |n one
company such artists as Miss Adelaide
Randall, Amy Leslie, Hattie Arnold, Ka
tie Trayer, Fred Frear, Tom Martin, Her
man Waldo, E. A. Arftold and America’s
great baritone, J. Aldrich Llbbey. The
engagement will open Wednesday, No
vember 13, with "Tar and Tartar."
for sale cheap at
Old papers
this office._
rolling" mills shut down.
Birmingham and Gate City Plants Go Cold
The Birmingham and Gate City Roll
ing mills go cold today temporarily, but
how long they will remain cold la not
The shut down Is the result of a mu
tual understanding between the members
of the Manufacturers' association, whose
membership is composed of the different
rolling mill men of the country. The shut
down may last three weeks or three
months. An official furnishes the State
Herald the following explanation as to
"At a meeting of the bar iron manu
facturers of this district it was decided,
in order to regulate or equalize supply
and demand, to close down temporarily.
"This action Is in sympathy with the
manufacturers north of the Ohio river,
who have already closed their plants,
and Is In accordance with the articles of
agreement of the Manufacturers’ associa
As it was announced several months
ago that the Birmingham mllis had or
ders sufficient to keep them running some
time the announcement of a shut down
on the spur of the moment cheated no
little surprise, more especially after the
advance in price,.'.
The officers are reticent and will give
out none of the particulars, and it Is not
known whether the prices were not sht
Isfactory or whether orders were not
coming In fast enough.
The Birmingham Rolling mill will keep
eeveral of the subordinate departments
going; so an official says, and improve
ments will not be Interrupted by reason
of til* shut down. A considerable num
ber of men will continue to find regular
employment until the mill resumes work
again. _■ '
General freight and passen
ger office of Southern Railway
removed to No. 7 North 20th
Btreet. Telephone 846.
A Young Girl Who Beat the Card Players ef
the Southwest at Their Own
Buffalo Express.
If is a long- time ago that Lonna Pg
qulta ruled at Paso del Norte, Mex., oved
the'cowboys and outlaws and greasers.
It will be a much longer time until her
successor appears. Gambling as a line
and all-consuming art with woman Is-not
so marked as in the old days, when laws
were fewer and crimes were commoner.
Women play at games of chance, per
haps, Just as devotedly as of yore, but
the days have passed when it was hot an"
extraordinary happening for a woman,
fair and gentle, to outplay cowboys, out
laws and gamblers and not only win all
their money, but also drain the bank.
.Lonna Paqutta often did. this.
And who among the old timers of Tex
as, New Mexico and Arlsona does not re-,
member Lonna Paquita? She of the
black hair and laughing eyes; whose
cheeks were bright as morning, whose
smile muddled the brain and confused
the fingers of the deftest dealer. Close
your eyes again and see the slim, petite
figure at the gaming table and hear once
more the soft voice naming the card
which seemingly could not resist the
charms of the player. Listen as of old
to the sympathy and sorrow lavished on
the losers as the queen of gamblers gath
ered up her winnings when there was
nothing left the others to lose. True,
that the Paquita has been dead these fif
teen years, but the oldest gambler will
stop his play to tell you of her, and his
hard, cold face will relax and hts voice
will soften as he tells you of the one wom
an he acknowledged as his mistress In his
Lonna Paquita, or as she was known,
the Paquita, was born in Chihuahua
about 1850. No one knows who or what
her parents were. When a child about
12 years old, a gambler named Qualetor
found her homeless and friendless In the
city In which she was born. She was
then remarkably pretty. Qualetor taught
her all his tricks with the cards. He
spent hours instructing her In the Intri
cacies of Mexican monte. She learned
rapidly, soon equaling Qualetor in skill
and dexterity.
None of the old-timers have forgotten
her first appearance at Paso del Norte.
She was 16 years old, and small for her
age. She came with Qualetor, who said
he was her uncle. When Qualetor was
there to gamble he practically lived at
iArk Garrettson's. Garrettson ran the
biggest gambling house on the border.
H!s game was practically without limit.
The Paquita appeared, clinging closely to
her alleged uncle. The bank expected
Qualetor, who was a heavy player, and
had made proper preparations for his
play. As Qualetor played the Paquita
stood beside him silent and observant.
Luck was against the Mexican and he
lost heavily. Finally, when his pile of
gold had diminished to a few coins, he
turned to the Paquita and. shoving the
money before her, said grufiy, "Here,
child, win with them.”
Dealer and players smiled sympatheti
cally, thinking Qualetor had quit back
ing his luck for the night and desired to
let the child amuse herself a moment be
fore be went away. The Paquita seated
herself, leaning both elbows on the table,
with her hands supporting her shin. The
play went on. The child won. As she
played the dealer eyed her in wonder.
It was not strange that a child uhder
stood how to gamble, but never before
had a child played with such skill and
judgment. The bank lost rapidly. The
Paquita won bet after bet. The heaps
of gold gTew on the table in front of her.
Decks were changed, but without aval).
The bank continued to lose. A new deal
er was tried, but with no better success
than the first. The Paqulta’s luck was
amazing. The other players dropped out
one by one. The dealer and the child
faced each other. The bank lost. Then
Garrettson himself took the cards. He
was famed as the shrewdest gambler on
the border. But he could not beat the
child. Finally he said;
“Here Is what Is left in the bank. It
matches your winnings. Win or lose, the
next draw takes IF?”
The Paquita nodded. A king lay on
the board.
"I play a king in the door,” she said in
The spectators gasped. Such risk was
folly. There was still half the deck
against Iher. Even Garrettson smiled.
He dealt. The king stood in the door.
The Paquita had won. Garrettson's bank
had been broken, and broken by a child.
The Paqutta turned to Qualetor.
"I am tired,” she said.
The gambler gathered up her winnings
and handed them to Garrettson, asking
himta put them! in the safe for the night.
Then he and the Paquita went out. The
fact that a child had beaten the Garrett
son bank spread along the entire border.
Qualetor and the Paquita traveled from
town to town, playing in all of them and
usually winning. They quarreled even
tually, however, and In 1870 the Paquita,
then a beautiful girl of 20, carpe back to
Paso del Norte alone. She again appeared
at Garrettson’s. Her old time luck seemed
to have deserted her, for she lost heavily
and a week later went away.
She was next heard of In New Mexico.
Bhe had allied herself with a gang of the
worst characters in the southwest and
In a short time became their leader. Un
der her the outlaws traversed New Mex
ico stealing and plundering. When the
climate got too hot for them they slipped
across the line into Mexico. The Paqutta
forsook this life after a year of exciting
adventure and turned up In El Paso with
Sam Brinsley, the handsomest and most
depraved gambler of his time. Brinsley
crossed the Rio Grande river and opened
up Garrettson's place, the latter having
been killed by young Mungey, his dealer.
Brinsley prospered. The Paquita lent
the attraction of her presence to his
place, sometimes as a dealer, but usual
ly as a player.
sue played any game. Her popularity
was apparent from the outset. The game
she played, whatever It might be, was
always the popular game of the house.
The table at which she played was al
ways crowded. The placers. In games
where it was possible, duplicated her,
bets, placing their money on her favorite
cards. In such cases the Paqulta usually
lost, the house, otherwise Brinsley, wtj- ■
nlng heavily. In pokey and kindred,
games, where each player looked out for
himself and his cards, the houte got a
percentage. The Paqulta seldom then .,
lost. She was a wonder with the cards.
Ijter small white hands could manipulate
them with a rapidity and skill that de
flea the watchfulness or the keenefit-ey«d
gamblers. Many attributed her abccess,
to her good luck. But the old hands
knew better. They knew that there luck
could not continually br^afi them At tnitr.
own games and enrich one particular
player. They realized that the Paqulta
was better at the game thin they.
Yet the Paqulta was never caught
cheating. And unless she was caught
there could be OP complaint. When a
player gol sullen and ugly over his losses
no one noticed It sooner thah the Paqulta,
She was the first to lose to him, to Joke
with him, to smile with him; In short, to
restore him to a good humor only to Win
back what she had given to him with as
much more as he possessed- If a player
squirmed or whined In & game with herj
the Paqulta invariably dropped her cards,
pushed the money at stake across the tv
ble to the player and quit the game. A!
player she had once treated to this wasr
she would never plajr with again. And W
tie ostracized by the Paqulta meant sim
ilar treatment from all her Brother gam
blers. It was best to swallow your feel
ings anl lose. If lose you' must, with a
smiling face and cheery air.
There were numerous shootings grow
ing out of troubles over the Paqulta.
Mem ^fter man Bought her favor. All ap
peared to find It, with none possessing
.more than any other. She treated them
all alike, save, perhaps, Brinsley. When
asked about him she would smile naively
and reply.:
"Cado uno tlene su alguazi," meaning
every one finds his master.
She quarreled finally with Brinsley. It
came about thus: The Paqulta was play
ing whisky poker with a rich cattleman
who knew little of the game and played
.it principally for the opportunity It af
forded to chat with the Paqulta. Brins
ley became impatient over the Paquita's
■seeming slowness in breaking her oppo
"Recoje tu heno mientras que el sol
luzlere," he whispered to her, telling her
to make hay while the sun shone.
"Qulen mucho abraza poco aprieta,”
she replied tartly, saying that he who
grasps much holds little.
One word led to another. The Paqulta
quit the game to argue with Brinsley.
At length her temper broke loose. Grasp
ing a knife, she struck viciously at Brins
ley. The blade caught his up-thrown
arm. inflicting a long wound. As the
blood gushed forth the Paqulta turned
and fled. Brinsley pursued her unsuc
cessfully. He returned eventually to his
gambling house. When asked about the
Paqulta he was wont to say:
“Tamava la por rosa, mas devenia
cardo”—I took her for a rose, but she
proved a thorn.
He never forgave her. however, and
vowed vengeance on her. Ills oppor
tunity came in 1S76. The Paqulta, after
leaving him, had returned to the New
Mexican country and gathered up the
remnants of the old gang of thieves.
Their plnnderlrg became so bold that it
was determined to hunt them dow'n.
Brinsley led the party that captured the
Paquita. She had heard that he was pur
suing her. and it is said that she per
mitted her pursuers to overtake her. She
greeted Rrlnsley with her old-time cheer
iness. She talked over the old days, as if
there had been no change. Finally she
proposed a game of cards to decide
twhether she should go free or should die.
Brinsley agreed: the game was played,
and the Paquita lost.
Almost before the last card fell she
drew a knife and stabbed herself through
the heart. Brinsley committed suicde
three weeks later.
Hold on to It.
"When you’ve got a good thing hold on
to it.” That’s what everybody says, and
it's good logic, too. It applies wonder
fully well to Simmons Liver Regulator.
It's a good medicine, and there is none
better for the same purpose. For nigh
three-quarters of a century the people
have held on to it, notwithstanding the
frauds upon its good name and sale.
It’s just os good as ever, and better
when compared with the vile stuff of
fered you instead. Be sure to take noth
ing else instead of it. It’s the Red Z
you want, and must have. Tell your
druggist so. The people are waking up
to the fact that they are being cheated
when they take the various preparations
sold them on the promise that they are
Just as good as Simmons Liver Regula
tor, and they are all coming back again
to The Old Friend. Take nothing else,
and you’ll live longer and happier.
John Vary,
Morney at Law and Solicitor io Chancery.
Office No. 11 First National Bank
I Building, Birmingham, Ala.
10-22-1m_ _ ,
the great chemist, first discovered and made
Extract of Beef the cost of a single pound
of it was about |14.00. Now, millions of
jars of his world-famed
When Baron Liebig,
Extract of Beef
are sold at less than
one-sixth of its first
cost. Get tbe genuine
with this signature in
marl ly
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ERIE MEDICAL CO., Buffalo, N. Y.
THE Qufc Line svs>
tem is worth
your attention—gbod
for general uS?-3^)d
tne fates for your
rJsid^nce will meet
your views, even if
y<ju do live at sotpf
distance from the
business center of
the city. Drop in a£ the office of the
Second avenue %nd 19th street, and
£ find out just what is offered. There
U a variety ol rates and service.
In Our New House. Nest to the Old Stand
2022 First Arenne.
Reliable Goods, Correct Styles Low Prices
In our larger store we carry a larger stock to select from and we are better
prepared to serve you. Our business has been rushing aud we had to tele
graph for new millinery and capes, which will be open this week.
Millinery and Cloak Department Down Stairs.
Tam O’Shanters
AT HIRSCH’S fn all shades, plain and
plaid; prices 35, 50 and 75 cents.
Bob Roy Hats
For children at HIRSCH’S; 35, 50 and
75 cents.
15 Cents.
Black straw Sailors at HIRSCH'S.
$1.00 a Fair
Buys a splendid Kid Glove; every pair
For Baby Caps and Cloaks
Your choice of 50 separate Skirts
lustre and serge at HIRSCII'S.
Buys a ready made all wool suit In ,
navy and black at HIRSCH'S. ,
Dress Trimmings
At sacrifice prices at HIRSCH'S.
Winter Underwear
For children, misses and ladies. Go to
HIRBCH'S and get prices before buy
ing elsewhere.
New Pattern Hats
At HIRSCII’S millinery parlors; down
New Jackets
At HIRSCH’S at $3.98. Tour choice of
all wool Jackets, Ughe weight, black,
blue and tan.
New Capes
At HIRSCH’S In cloth, velour, velvet
plush and astragan. Come early and
get your choice.
Fire Store
H. A. KLINE & CO.,
Two Large Stores in On©:
1903 Second Avenue and 117 19th Street.
The Cynical Saying of the Old- Time Sulky Salesman tha{—
“A looking-around-customer never comes back to buy, but
keeps ‘looking around’ until tired out, then falls an easy prey to
the last store she visits, whatever stuff they show her—”
All that is changed here, especially in our Dress Goods,
Cloaks and Capes, and Underwear Departments.
Our best customers are those who have “looked around”
at other stocks.
They almost invariably come back and tell us by their
words—and their purchases—that we give
The Best Values for the Least Price.
Illustrations of the above are noticeable just now in our
CLOAK DEPARTMENT; also Woolen Underwear and Dress
Call and see us at 117 Nineteenth Street or 1903 Second
Fire Store »H. fl. Kline & Co.
You Can’t Improve Some Tliin®-©.
That’s exactly the case with our Old La
dle*’ Comfort Shoes, which are so easy and
Comfortable that they couldn't be more so.
Ail shoes should be that way, whatever the
age Or sex of the Wearer. The elderly,
though, need such shoes more than those
less advanced In years, and for their benefit
we carry a Une of the Easiest of easy foot
wear. Evefy pair Is a genuine value at
from $1.26 to $3.50 a pair. The same IS true
of every shoe In our stock. It’s a case of
high value and low price every time.
we carry the finest line or Ladles up-to
date Lace and Button Shoes.
If you want fine shoes for children we •
can show you flrst-clasiS shoes.
We have 2000 pairs Of Ladles' hand-turned
Button Shoes, slzedl to 4, C and V last.
Plain toe button Shoes, two mariy of the
same size, real value <3.00 to $5.00, will close
out at $1.50.
All mall orders shipped the same day re
All kinds of repairing dona
ST. PIERRE, Wholesale and Ret^i Shoer, 1910 First Avenue.
All People Like tile Best. I Sell Only Standard Goods
Patent Medicines,
Toilet Articles,
Medical Wines
and Liauors.
19*1 am still Agent for the Belle of Sumpter Whisky.
Joint L. Parker, bruggiot,
812 North Twentieth Street.

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