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ALABAMA'S GREAT EXHIBIT
A Typical Display of Her Won derful Resources. A REVELATION TO VISITORS Who Are Astounded at the Magnitude of Her Wealth—Birmingham's Public Schools Take First Prize, Atlanta, Nov. 22.—(Staff Correspond ence.)—The Cotton States and Interna tional exposition Is a great show. It is a magnificent monument to the indomit able will and perseverence of this great southern town, and the benefits to ac crue from it will never be fully realized by the present generation. Every sec tion and every community In the south will feel the magic touch of the capitalist and the artisan attracted here by this wonderful collection of her resources and products. Every state, town and vicinity almost In this American republic Is contributing Us quota to the crowds that come here to see what we have and learn what we are doing with it, I stood at the entrance gate for quite a while a day or so ago while the great stream of • humanity poured through and watched the faces and costumes and listened to the utter ances of the passers-by. It was a motly crowd, composed of dozens of nationali ties, the American, of course, largely predominating. But there were to be seen representatives from almost every civ ilized country. The exhibits to be seen In the different buildings come from almost 100 countries in both hemispheres and represent nearly everything manufactured or produced. But the best display comes from our own beloved Alabama—and from the Bir mingham mineral district, if you please. It Is not my intention to go into a de tailed account of all that is exhibited at this exhibition, nor would I consume the time of the reader in calling over the names of the exhibitors. It would be a useless waste of time In view of the fact that nearly if not quite all of the people in Alabama have been here and seen for themselves wnat is to be seen. Hut I would call the reader’s attention to the Alabama exhibit. It Is par excel lence the exhibit at the exposition. There are many others that surpass the Alaba ma exhibit in point of beauty and artis tic arrangement, but as a practical illus tration of her resources Alabama's ex hibit stands far and away ahead of any thing else here. The Commercial Association. To the Commercial Association of Ala bama is due the sole credit for this splendid display. The board of manag ers created by this association last spring has worked hard and faithful to make a creditable showing for Alabama, and how well they have succeeded is at tested by the universal commendation passed on the exhibit by the thousands who dally Inspect It. No other exhibit bn the grounds has been so favorably dis cussed by those In quest of Information as has this one, and it is bound to result In untold benefits to the great common wealth which is destined at no distant date to take her place at the head of this magnificent sisterhood of states. Perhaps all Alabamians are familiar with the struggle made before the last legislature to secure an appropriation for an Alabama building and an Alabama exhibit at the Atlanta exposition and the subsequent defeat of the measure. It was a splendid fight the friends of progress and prosperity made to have the state creditably represented at the expo sition, but the opposition developed too much strength and defeated the bill. The business men and developers of the state realized that a failure to b<i prop erly represented at the exposition would give Alabama a black eye, from which she would not recover in years, and the;* went to work to do what the legislature refused to do. The Commercial Associ ation of Alabama., composed of the com mercial bodies of the various cities of the state, which had been organized the year before, was called together for the purpose of considering the matter. The result was the creation of a board of managers who should have entire control of the exhibit and who were authorized to solicit contributions for a fund to be used in defraying the expenses of the same. The board at once entered upon its du ties, and by hard and persistent work got together the splendid collection of exhibits displayed In the Alabama build ing. To do this required no little work, and for months the members of tills board were untiring in their efforts to have the state's resources creditably represented at the exposition. Necessarily there were tedious delays, but Manager Anderson and his assist ants knew no such word as fail. Maj. Frank Y. Anderson. The board of managers for the Ala bama exhibit elected Maj. Frank Y. An derson of Birmingham as manager,and In this action no mistake was made, as re sults will testify. Major Anderson. In accepting the work thus Imposed on him, did so with the de termination to make a complete success bf It. And In this he did not fail. He was ably assisted in the work by Mr. T. W. Pratt, the Huntsville member of the board. Secretary Thompson and bne or two other members of the board. The Contributions. At a meeting of the Commercial asso ciation the various cities represented Pimples, blotches, blackheads, red, rough, and oily skin, prevented by Cuticura Soap, the most effect ive skin purifying and beautifying soap in the world, as well as pur est and sweetest for toilet and nur sery. The only preventive of pim ples, because the only preventive of inflammation of the pores. Bold throwfeoat the B'-ltieH depot: Y- Krtf pruv & 1 . l*nc<>n. 1 ore*. * % Birthday Gift?. vfc We are now open so NflBERS. fund. Some of these pledges were kepi and others were not. but enough money was raised to assure a successful ex hibit. The following cities and counties con tributing to the fund: Morgan county...$ 100 Krultliurst. 150 Mobile. 610 Montgomery. 351 Huntsville . 500 Tusk&loosa .. 350 Guntersvilie. 93 Florence. 40 Anniston .. 315 Birmingham. 3610 Total . J6109 As will be seen by the above statement Birmingham contributed $36^0. while all the rest of the state contributed only $2499, or barely more than two-thirds as much as Birmingham alone contributed. Naturally it would follow that Bir mingham would furnish the bulk of the exhibits. Prats3 from Iron Men. In speaking of the Alabama exhibit a few days ago, the manager of the Penn sylvania building remarked that it was superior to anything on the grounds. Said he: "You have attempted to show what you have in Alabama, and in that you have succeeded. Had you underta ken to exhibit your manufactured pro ducts it would have entailed a world of work and required more space than the exposition allotted to any state. But hero you have samples of Iron ore. coal, coke, pig iron, etc., so arranged that vis itors cannot but be lr%pressed with the greatness of your district.” One attractive feature about the coal and iron exhibit from the district Is the accompanying analyses. For Instance, a lump of coal is shown and by it Is its analysis and a statement as to the cost of mining a ton and the price of the coal per ton at the mine. Pig Iron is treated in the same way. An iron manufacturer from Cleveland, O., after looking at the Iron, coal and coke exhibit remarked that Alabama could control the iron markets of the world. Until he had seen this exhibit he did not believe pig iron could be made In Alabama at the extremely low price claimed. Put that convinced him. Similar statements to the two above mentioned are heard every day. They Are Interested. Mr. G. W. West of this city, the assist ant general manager of the exhibit, told me that iron men from the north, on see ing the coal and Iron exhibit, became very much Interesded and piled him with all sorts of questions. He said they wanted to know how many runs a fur nace in this district mad^ln twenty four hours, the pressure, wages paid la bor and various questions bearing upon the subject. It stands Alone. For uniqueness find practicability the Alabama exhibit stands alone. The build ings of the other states, with two or three exceptions, are used almost solely as reception rooms. They are provided with pianos and a few newspapers and magazines, and some of them are dec orated with handsome pictures, but none of them, except Georgia and Florida, and perhaps one or two others, make any at tempt at displaying their products. Alabama's building is filled with the product of her soil and her mines and iter furnaces. Every inch of siiace Is utilized In this effort, which will result in great benefit to the state at large and the 131rmlngham district in particular. Throngs of Visitors. Of the thousands of visitors that go into the exposition grounds daily the great majority of them do not leave un til they have seen the Alabama exhibit, and all go away singing the praises of matchless Alabama. Over COO people register at the Alabama building each day. This seems like a small number, but when it is considered that this means one a minute for ten hours In the day It makes a good show ing. The Alabama exhibit is more talked about and more favorably discussed than any other state exhibit here. The Board’s Work. After the formation of the board of managers much work was required with the railroads to get the board in such working shape as was necessary to carry out their plans. This necessarily involv ed delay, and during that delay the ardor and enthusiasm created at the Bir mingham meeting of the Alabama Com mercial association died out in many of the Interior towns, with a partial loss of intertst in many of the larger ones, so that when the work of raising the fund for the building was entered upon In earnest only a few places, comparatively speaking, responded. And It was the un certainty that rendered the work of the board the more arduous and worrying, and that they succeeded so well speaks in lasting praise of their efforts. In reality they started out to take no kind of de feat. Success was their only motto, and success they have achieved in a most remarkable degree, placing the entire state under a debt of obligation to them for their patriotic and unselllsh services so generously given to this enterprise. Chert. The Impression prevailed at the outset that the Alabama building was unfin ished, and some criticism was made be cause no floor had been put in it. But the exhibits were of such a heavy nature that no ordinary floor could have held them, though the stronger and main rea son why no floor was laid was to find a place to exhibit the "chert” from the Birmingham district, which all visitors now admire so much, the board having no other place to put this material save In the main passageway of the building, and it has most admirably served Its pur pose. The Exhibits. The exhibits are more typical of Ala bama's wonderful resources than those contained in any other state building, and by far the best ever before given to the world This is the universal verdict, though there has been no attempt at any thing like the elaborateness found in some of the buildings. There ore a number of the exhibits, however, that deserve special mention and much more space than the purposes of this urlTcle will permit. Taking them in. the order of arrangement from the WED ing up our recent licit your visit to MORROW & THESE PEOPLE USE IT, Therefore They Know What the. Electropoise Is, Instances Where Persons Supposed to Be Afflicted With Incurable Diseases Have Been Cured. My confidence in the Electropoise has not in the least diminished. It anything, I am, if possible, after a test of its merits for several years with great success, a more ardent advocate of Its use than ever. Tours truly, CAPT. JOHN E. LOGWOOD. June 18, 1895. Athens, Ala. W'e have used the Electropoise for indi gestion and rheumatism with good effect, and prize it highly. Yours truly, J. H. BOSWELL, G. T. SEXTON. Feb. 14, 1895. Dover, Tenn. We all have faith In the Electropoise and we ail use it when we get sick, and invariably find relief. Yours truly, JESSE W. PARKS. June 1, 1895. Fayetteville, Tenn. We have used the Electropoise tor num bers of diseases and find that it cures promptly. We have had pood results in cases of tonsllitis, rheumatism, stiff neck, severe colds, bruises and fevers. Yours truly, MRS. C. M. COLLINGSWORTH, MR. PERRY W. BANCUM, April 13, 1895. Whistler, Ala. The Electropotse was used on my daughter, who was supposed to be in curable. She is up and well, and is now in good health owing solely to the use of the Electropoise. Yours truly, A. W. CARTWRIGHT, June 10, 1895. Mobile, Ala. A book of complete information mailed to any address. DuBOIS & WEBB, 223 Twenty-first Street, Birmingham, ----- Alabama. main entrance, the first exhibit is that of the government weather service for Ala bama, prepared by Superintendent Chaf fee of Montgomery. This is a most thor ough collection of data regarding the cli matic changes and rainfall, and shows( Alabama to possess the most equable of; climates, with a guarantee of seasons fori all crops raised in her borders. The Jonas-Horton Improved Cultivator from Huntsville. Ala., and the Hattie Clydo sub-soil plow from Guntersville, Ala., follow in their order, on left of main entrance. The Mobile and Ohio Railroad compa ny’s exhibit is next, and this display shows some excellent specimens of fruits, grasses and cereals. Furithurst’s display, from the new town o£ Frulthurst, Cleburne county, Ala., the property of the Frulthurst Win ery association, is one of the most at tractive exhibits in the building. For specimens of grapes, pears and peaches no collection In the California building can surpass it, while their model vine yard attracts general attention. Next, on the left of the western en trance, is the exhibit of the East Bir mingham Corrogatlng and Roofing com pany, showing a splendid class of work and In great variety. This company furnished the material for covering the annex to the building, and it was a most generous contribution from a public spirited company. Mobile's exhibit is next and presents a great variety of the manufactured prod ucts of the Gulf City. The display of home made cigars shows well for this industry and Mobile Is destined to be come a rival of Key West in the manu facture of fine cigars. There are also in this exhibit photographic scenes from the harbor and shipping, giving a splendid showing for Mobile’s port trade. There are minor displays of min erals which will be seen from the follow ing list to comprise a greater variety than even Alabamians were aware of to1 any great extent. A display of kaolin and haloyclte, from Allen Springs mines, DeKalb coun ty, Alabama, shows a most wonderful deposit, which for quality and quantity experts say has no superior on this con tinent for the manufacture of pottery., ware. Also a splendid collection of kao lin from John Neff. Tuscumbla, Ala. There is a collection of copper and Iron pyrites from Hatchett Creek, Clay coun ty. Ala.; marble, calcite and roofing slate from Talladega county, Alabama; also tmarble exhibit of W. L. Pratt from Bloc- ! ton, Ala., and manganese from Walnut'] Grove. Ala.; gold and ochre from Jack son, Ala.; auriferous sand and gold ores from J. W. D. Eckles, Heflin, Ala.; mica from Randolph county, Alabama; felds par from Darcy. Ala.: oalltic limestone, a block of twpnty tons in weight, from Roekwood. Ala., and dolomite from the Jefferson Mining company, Birmingham. Ala. Among the larger exhibits are the fol lowing: Shelby Iron works. Shelby, Ala.—Iron ore. furnace border and car wheels. ( Alabama Mineral Land company. An DING I purchases of* Eur our 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. niston, Ala.—Iron ore and sundry min erals. Virginia and Alabama Coal company, Birmingham—Coal and coke, a typical display and very pretty design. Standard coal company, Brookwood, Ala.—Represents the properties of this company and shows products of the field, forest and mines In attractive shape. Pioneer Mining and Manufacturing company, Thomas, Ala.—This display should be seen to be appreciated, as it would he difficult to form an accurate Idea of It from any description that could be given. It is a structural exhibit, con taining all the elements that enter into the production of iron, so tastefully ar ranged that the sentiment and beauty of the exhibit vie with each other for su premacy in the mind of an appreciative beholder. The sentiment is: "Thomas, Jefferson county, the keystone of the arch of Ala bama’s mineral wealth, destined to span the world.” The letters are in gold on a background of coke, pig iron and ore in tertwined with blue bunting, the broken ends of the pig iron showing forth in scintillations that rival genuine dia monds. while the globe on which the words “The World" appear, Is a perfect globe with latitudinal and longitudinal lines all cut from a mammoth piece of flaxing stone. A white keystone in the tap of the arch represents, also, a Penn sylvanian tribute to Alabama’s match less wealth. The Slosst Iron and Steel company. Birmingham, Ala.—They have perhaps the most complete exhibit of their pro ducts of any other company represented in the building. While not so artistically arranged as the Thomas exhibit it is still very-dastefuily arranged and. quite elab orately decorated, presenting a very striking and attractive display. They have pyramids of coal, coke, ore, lime rock and pig iron, with tram cars loaded for the furnace in the background. The Tennessee Coal. Iron and Bailroad company have by far the largest and most massive specimens or meir pro ducts. not only In the Alabama building, hut on the entire grounds. From huge boulders of brown ore to an Immense shaft of red ora 22 feet In height, a sec tion of a vein of red mountain ore of which this company has 15,000 acres to great blocks of coal from their various mines, some of which are the largest ever transported. There is an air of vastness conveyed through this entire exhibit, such as more fittingly illustrated'Ala bama's unbounded mineral wealth than perhaps in all the other exhibits com bined. The Corona Coal and Coke company is another of the most attractive of the coal exhibits. They are In the "annex," just east of the main building, and their exhibit is one of the attractive features of the entire exposition, an operating coal mine. A large vein of coal Is shown, with a frontage of some 40 feet, with two openings, into which electric tram cars enter and come out. loaded with “ black diamonds," while visitors can go In and see an electric coal mining machine at work, with miners' lamps in the darkness —a veritable mine, and thousands flock to see it. Limited space will only permit a list of the others: Tutwiler Coal and Coke company, Blosshurg, Ala. Montevallo Coal and Transportation company, Aldrich, Ala. The Coaldale Brick and Tile company, Coaldale, Ala. The Huntsvlle Furniture company, Huntsville, Ala. The Huntsvlle Spolce and Handle com pany, Huntsville, Ala. The Nlnnegar-Craven company, red cedar and ash woodenware and hickory handles, Huntsville, Ala. The West , Huntsville cotton mills, Huntsville, Ala. The Dallas Manufacturing company, textile exhibit. Huntsville, Ala. J. D. Jervis company, doors, etc., De catur. Ala. T. J. Killebrew, woolen jeans anu cut ton yarns, Decatur, Ala. N. B. Hal! & Sons, fruit and vegetable boxes, Decatur, Ala. Decatur Car Wheel works, car wheels, Decatur, Ala. Decatur Cornice and Roofing com pany, Decatur, Ala. Colbert county, Alabama, forestry and rRock Springs ore exhibit.Rock Springs, Ala, „ , Miss Sarah Bentley, carved wood, Bir mingham, Ala. Alabama agricultural department. Montgomery, Ala. Alabama Polytechnic instltute.Auburn, Ala. State gelogical survey. Dr. Smith, Uni versity of Alabama. Madison county, agricultural. Hunts ville. Ala. DeKalb county, agricultural. Colbert county, agricultural. Birmingham Women! Feeble, filling women are made well and strong by that great modern nerve Invlgo rator and blood purifier,Paine’a Celery Com pound Weak, shaky, lired nerves, on the verge of prostration, need nothing so much ns this fond for the nerves. Try It and be well- NABKRS, MORROW & S1NNIGE. opcan find Domes for a criticalexam DRUG AND Birmingham's Public Schools. On the second floor of the Alabama building, and facing the front entrance, is found the exhibit of the Birmingham public schools. This exhibit has attract ed wide attention among educational people and thousands have visited the building for the sole purpose of seeing it. Now that it is known that this exhibit has carried away the educational honors of the exposition, the interest of the pub lic in this magnificent display of the Birmingham public schools is not likely to be diminished. To describe this exhibit in such a way as to do it justice would be a difficult task. To the casual observer, who is not skilled in the arts of progressive school work, the display is nothing more than an incongruous collection of maps, geographical and historical; charts, il lustrating a variety of school studies, such as history, reading, botany, zoology and geology. The Illustrations of the methods of studying plants and flowers are beautiful and attractive. The work of the schools in drawing is represented from the primary through the high school by the work of the pupils. While the work of each grade may be studied as a unit, the continuity of the work as it advances from grade to grade, and de velops from the feeble efforts of the tyro to the completed accomplishments of the graduate, shows consummate art In the preparation and arrangement of the ex hibit. To the expert the Incongruous ele ments of the display present the results I of a developed system, and underneath the details of maps and drawings, class exercises and examination papers, the methods of progression may be read. One of the most striking features of the exhibit is the application of drawing in an almost endless and numberless variety of ways, to the mastery and ex pression of thought in the ordinary topics of the school curriculum. This use and application of drawing seem to constitute the motive for the study of drawing In the schools, rather than the principle of “art for art’s sake." Among other features of the exhibit are large photographs of Birmingham's elegant school buildings, photographs of the several graduating classes of the high school and an exhibit of the Yancey club of the high school, with a beauti fully framed picture of Hon. William L. Yancey in the center. A part of the Birmingham school ex hibit is to he found in the "model school building,” where are to be found the ed ucational exhibits of Atlanta, Cincin nati and other cities. It would seem as if Birmingham was not satisfied to be alone in the Alabama building, but wished to invite comparison between her school exhibit and that of other cities by standing side by side with them, and right gloriously has she stood the test. This exhibit is now noted throughout the country, having been awarded the medal for excellence in "system of in struction. methods of teaching and pu pils’ work.” The only other public schools awarded medals are those of Chicago, in drawing, and Philadelphia, In sewing. Birmingham may thus feel proud of her school exhibit, since It has given her 1 an enviable reputation throughout the country. W. J. B. BOYS’ CLOTHING. There never were so many nice suits to select from for so little money as at the great manufacturers’ sale. J. r LACH & SONS. FLO HEN CE . A Pastor Tenders His Resignation to Take a Better Place. Florence, Nov. 23.—(Special.)—Rev, N. D. Van Syckel, rector of Trinity church at this place, has resigned his charge to become assistant rector at St. Marks church, Philadelphia. The Funeral of Mrs. S. C. Sloss. Florence, Nov. 23.—(Special.)—Mrs. S. C. Sloss, daughter of Gen. and Mrs. S. D. Weakley, was buried this morning. Mrs. Sloss died Thursday night of consump tion. Her funerai was attended by a large number of friends. CHOCCOLOCCO. A Barn Burned—Corn, Fodder and Hay De stroyed—Tw® Mares Burned. Choccolocco, Nov. 23.—(Special.)—Last night, about 11 o'clock', the barn of Mr. John Bordus was consumed by fire. Mr. Bordus sustained quite a heavy loss. There went up in the flames several tons of hay, several thousand bundles of fod der, a large quantity of oats, in the straw, also two line brood mares and a lot of farming tools. Loss In all about $600. No Insurance. That the Are was the work of an incendiary no one here doubts. At the time the Are broke out a negro frolic was in full blast on the premises._ If the Montgomery Advertiser is sin cere In its desire to have harmony in the democratic party next year it will at once cease its bitter war on Captain Johnston and will stop trying to get out a candidate against him. Let's have harmony next year by all means and make a grand, quick march on the ene my and roll up an old time democratic majority— Uartselle Enquirer. ENTS. tic Novelties and inatfon of" our sto BRIC-A-BRAC CATARRH DESTROYS Any Organ of the Human Body—Head, Throat, Lungs, Kidneys, Stomach. Catarrh attacks any part of the human system. Not only are the head and throat liable to catarrh, but all other parts of the organism may be affected by it. There is catarrh of the stomach, kid neys. liver, etc. Pe-ru-na is an internal systemic remedy and cures catarrh wherever located, as the following shows: Martin Schott of Breckenridge, Minn., had catarrh of the head six years and Pe-ru-na promptly relieved him; Mrs. T. v.. Rodgers, Flushing, Mich., was com pletely cured by Pe-ru-na of acute ca tarrh of the lungs (pneumonia), following la grippe, after she was given up by two physicians; W. H. 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Slater of this city received from a wealthy northern concern an order for 450,000 pieces of white hickory, the proper size to manu facture into ax handles, offering a fairly remunerative price for same, to be deliv ered during 1896, showing faith in both our Alabnma hickory and the trade to consume the handles made of It during next year. Two cars good horses en route to New Orleans will be stopped, and are for sale Mon day only at PIES & SONS, 3d, Bet. 18th and 19th. Men’s fine $5 pants, $3.45. J. BLACH & SONS’ Manufacturers’ Sale. Of course, if Captain Johnston is elect ed governor he will put forth supreme ef forts to make a model executive. Ho knows that all eyes will be upon him, and he has enough ability, conservatism and patriotism to meet the requirements of the most exacting, and he'll do it.—De catur News. Keeping Well is easier than getting well. Regular habits and proper at tention to diet will insure health. Pure food is an es sential. 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