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Wc are now taking orders for Thanksgiving Turkeys. Place your order with us at once and we will not disap point you. Hood Building. }HQ\\LKlLiS & MYA l 1 ^ooc^ Building. It’s Wonderful Not so wonderful, either, when you come to think about it. Why we sell cheaper than other houses is because we buy cheaper. We call your special atten tion for the next few days to sample shoes that we have in great numbers and more to follow. Prices be low zero, with a downward j tendency. .Clplleo Eras. KEPT FOR AGES. ^ Big Piece of Fat From a Mammoth in Alaska, An Actual Bit of Adipose From an Ani mal Dead for Many Years. Dr. Dail of the Smithsonian Institution during his recent visit to Alaska, says £ the Washington Star, secured a natural history specimen that was a prize in deed. It was a bit of mammoth fat from the actual adipose of an animal that had been dead for tens of thousands of years! Bodies of mammoths in a fresh state have been dug up from time to time in Arctic Siberia, preserved in natural cold storage since a period antedating the first appearance of man on the earth. This Is an old story, hut this Is the first known instance In which the soft parts of a beast of this species have been found on the American continent. It is easy to imagine the scientific interests attaching to the discovery. Ages ago this mammoth died, under such circumstances that its corpse was buried in mud. At about that time then! was a great and permanent change in the temperature of circumpolar regions. * The climate had been subtropical; it sud denly became frigid. The mammoths were literally “frozen out,” the last of the species perishing with cold. The particular individual, frozen in a basin of clay, had every prospect of "keeping'' for an Indefinite period. Hundreds of centuries later a stream flowing through an Alaskan valley tack led the clay bank referred to and began to cut it away. At length some big bones stuck out, and^-a native of ex ceptional courage dug one or two of them. This required more of that qual ity known in civilized countries as "nerve" than might be imagined, for strange monsters, however long they might have been dead, are regarded with superstitious awe by savages. However, the natives finally summoned courage enough to drag the remains of the mammoth out of the clay bank piece meal. The body of the animal had been preserved so well that a fairly perfect cast of it was found in the matrix. A quantity of fat, which overlay the in testines, was obtained and was used for greasing boots. Dr. Dali secured a piece of it and fetched it back to Washington for an exhibit. In the office of Osteologist Frederic A. Lucas, at the National museum, Is a mammoth's molar tooth, to which an odd story is attached. It was got from a spring at Paso Verde, in the country of the Papago Indians. Ever so many cen turies ago a mammoth In its dying ago nies sought that spring for water, and fell into it, too weak to climb out. There its bones remain to this day, and the In dians believe that, if they were removed the spring would dry up. Of course, such an event in that dry region means the destruction of a village. Mastodon bones, of course, are fre quently dug up in the United States. The mastodon was a kind of elephant, but it <lid not belong to the genus Elephas. The mammoth did belong to that genus, being known to modern science as elephas pii migenius. It often happens that farmers plow up the osseous remains of masto dons, particularly in reclaimed swamps, where anciently the gigantic beasts be came mired and died from sheer helpless ness to get out. The tusks are commonly found so far decomposed that the Ivory crumbles between the fingers. The first mastodon ever dug up was found in 1613. The remains of these ani mals are by no means confined to the United States; they are discovered all over the world. In Europe, Asia and Asia Minor. They Were much thicker set than the modern elephant. The lower jawbone of a full grown specimen weighs nearly 100 pounds. The first mastodon hones that were dug up were supposed to be those of giants of an earlier epoch. Accounted For. Atchison Globe. A capacity for losing his temper has made the failure of many a man in this World. Birmingham Women! Feeble, niling women ore made well and strong by that great modern nerve Invigo rntorand blood purifier,Paine's Celery Com pound Weak, shaky, tired nerve*, on the verge of prostration, need nothing so much as this food for the nerves. Try It and be well. NABERB, MORROW & S1NNIGE. ONLY ELEVEN ATTENDED. The Southern Republican Caucus Was Very Slimly Patronized—They Will Push Thfr Ticket However. Washington, Nov. 28.-*The caucus of republican members of the house from the southern states, to determine upon a course of action in connection with the organization of the house, was attended throughout by eleven members. It was claimed that during the evening fourteen members were in the room, but when adjournment was reached but eleven members came out. These were: AYillis of Delaware, Baker of Maryland, Linney of North Carolina, and Osion, Gibson, Brown and McCall of Tennessee, Dove ner of West Virginia, Evans, Lewis and Colson of Kentucky. Senator Pritchard of North Carolina and Hon. H. Clay Evans of Tennessee took part in the conference by invitation, lteprcsentative Evans of Kentucky presided, and Repre sentative McCall of Tennessee acted as secretary. A telegram was received from Representative Wellington of Maryland stating that he was confined to the house by order of his physician; otherwise he would have been there. The caucus was held behind closed doors, and after ad journment the several members would answer no questions by saying that they were pledged to secrecy, and positively refused to say anything concerning their action. They even declined to say wheth er or not any action had been taken. It was learned. However, tnat in me course of the meeting the situation was fully discussed and in better temper than was displayed last night by the friends of Mr. Tipton, the Tennessee candidate for doorkeeper, when they heard of the action of the Ohio and Indiana delega tions. It was said by one of the speakers that the southern members should go be fore the caucus Saturday night and ask recognition by the selection by one of the principals from that part of the country; not from sectional reasons, but because of the gain of the republican member. Another speaker advised meeting a sol id column with a solid column and In this spirit a motion was offered to support General Henderson for clerk, Ed A. Par ker of London, Ky„ for sergeant-at arms, and Mr. Tipton of Tennessee for doorkeeper. There was some question as to the wisdom of this course, but one of the members remarked , that they might as well, even from the lowest point of view, act thus, for were they now to go to the support of the McDowell-Glenn combination the would get no "pre ferred stock;” It has all been issued. They would nail their flag to the mast head and go- down with flying colors. The proposition to vote for the persons named was agreed to and the caucus ad journed. The thirty-two members of the».south ern states, including the ten from Mis souri upon the basis of the caucus to night. are divided upon the speakership as follows: For McDowell. 9 from Mis souri, 2 from North Carolina; for Hen derson, 4 from Tennessee, 3 from Ken tucky, 2 from Maryland, and 1 each from Delaware, West Virginia, Missouri and North Carolina; unplaced, 3 from West Virginia, 1 from Virginia, 1 from Texas, 2 from Kentucky, 1 from Maryland and 1 from North Carolina. While this caucus was in session a conference of Henderson’s friends was being held in a neighboring hotel. At its close Representative Cannon of Illinois remarked to a reporter: “There is no change in respect to the caucus to be held Saturday night so far as we are concerned. General Henderson's name will be presented as a candidate for clerk and we hope that he will be elected."_ __ Joe Cook and Will Porter can tell you how the trout bite at East Lake now. ll-17-tt STEAMSHIP LINE. That Projected From Mobile to Tehu antepec. New Orleans Times-Democrat. A representative of Messrs. Green & ISmbry of Cincinnati, who recently pur chased from the Mexican government large tracts of farming lands In the Isth mus of Tehuantepec, staLes that a line of steamers is to be established in the near future between Mobile and the port of Coatzacoalcos, on the Bay of Cam peachy, there to connect with the Tehu antepec railroad, now under construc tion. Coaling stations for the steamers plying the waters of the gulf and the Pacific will be established at Coatzacoal cos. The coaling vessels will have for a return cargo sufficient coffee, rice, su gar, cocoanuts, tropical fruits, fine woods, dye stuffs, tobacco and cotton to make the line exceedingly profitable. It is also hoped to develop trade through the Tehuantepec railroad and the Pacific ocean between China, Japan -wd the other countries of the east. The new line will also loom up as a competitor with the groat transcontinental railroads for business between the east and west, and vice versa. The saving in railway haul will enable the management of the Tehuantepec railroad and its steamship .connections to offer rates sufficiently atP vantageous to make up for the increased time required. The building of the Tehuantepec rail road has attracted attention throughout the United States, especially In the north, and numbers of farmers have emi grated thither to avail themselves of the balmy climate, rich soil and good re turns' for their efforts. The boards of trade of numbers of the Interior cities are also sending numbers of farmers to Tehuantepec. Sugar Refineries Closed . Philadelphia. Nov. 28.—All of the sugar refineries in Philadelphia shut down last night, throwing 2000 men out of employ ment. The Spreekles refinery had been closed for some time, and the Franklins and Accahan refineries have been running on half time. At the headquarters of the refineries It was stated that a slow trade had occur red for the past two years at this sea son of the year, owing to the large quan tity of the refined product on hand. , FOREIGN NEWS. The Sultan’s Refusal to Permit Other Vessels to Enter the Bosphorus May Cause Trouble. —* I Constantinople, 'Wbv. £8.—Despite the assurances given to Sir Philip Currie, the British ambassador, by Tewflk Pasha, the Turkish minister of foreign affairs, that each power was permitted to send an additional guardship to the Bospho rus, the sultan has not yet granted the requisite permifS' for their entrance through the Dardanelles. The hesitancy of the sultan in the matter it is underr stood to be his fear that the movements of the powers to Increase the number of their guardships In the Bosphorus is merely designed to mask an ulterior demonstration' df the naval forces. It Is thought, however, that the sultan will yield to the demands of the powers, in view of the unanimous pressure they ar« bringing upon him, otherwise it is proba ble that the powers will send gunboats into the Bosphorus without waiting any longer for the sultan to issue firmans per mitting them to enter. M. Neideieflf, the Russian ambassador to Turkey, has had an audience With the* sultan, during which he warned him that if serious disturbances should oc cur at Constantinople the foreign fleets would penetrate the Dardanelles. The sultan admitted to M. Neldeleff that the powers had a right to the admission of a second guardship to the Bosphorus, but renewed his request that they should not insist upon that right. He urged that the promised reforms were progress ing, and that the approach of an era of reform was hown by the appointment of nine Inspecting judges, of whom three were Christians. Despite the assurances of the sultan to the contrary, there is no sign of any uprising or any resistance to the laws on the part of the Armenians in Constantinople Thdusands of them, however, are reported to be frightened into conversion into Moslem. THE SECOND TERRIBLE MASSACRE. Thousands Were Killed and Hundreds Wounded—Appeals for Aid. Constantinople, Nov. 28.—A second ter ilble massacre has occurred at Marash and the houses have been pillaged with out regard to who their occupants might be. It is reported that thousands were killed and many hundreds wounded. The American Mythological seminary was plundered and burned and tw'o of the students at that institution were shot, both being fatally wounded. The hotels and boarding houses also were plun dered. The Christians at Marash and in th%t vicinity, thousands of whom are d.'sVI tute, have appealed for aid. A dispa tun ; received in Constantinople from Alep©': under Monday’s date says an outbreak is apprehended at Van, and reliable tel egrams from other sources say that the outbreaks continue, with the purpose of wiping out the Armenians. It is impossi ble to rely for aid from Sassoun, these advices state, as relief work there has ceased. The Kurds are again attacking the people under the belief that they are acting under orders from the govern ment. News has been receive^ from Zeitoilh that on November 13 a force of thirteen Armenians under a Russian-Arfnenian leader captured the fort occupied by Turkish troops. In the attack upon the forts dynamite was used by the Arme nians with great effect. Twenty thousand Turkish troops are said to be advancing upon Zeitoun from all sides, it being the intention, it is understood, to raze that place to the ground. ‘ . t Rumors are in circulation in Constan tinople that a dreadful massacre oc curred at Aitaban on November 17. The government has prohibited all telegrams from that place, so it is impossible to get any information from the reported massacre. Thanksgiving Abroad. Berlin, Nov. 28.—United States Am bassador Runyon and Mrs. Runyon and their daughters Held a reception this afternoon for American residents In Ger many. Among those present were a number of Americans from Dresden, beaded by the United States consul at that place. At 6:30 o’clock the annual Thanksgiv ing dinner, at which 273 of the guests were present, was held in the banquet hall of the Kaiserhoff. in welcoming the guests Ambassador Runyon, Who presided, said lie felt it an honor to preside at such an eminent gathering. Their first duty, he a.dded. as guests in a foreign country was to drink to the health of the head of the same, and he therefore toasted Emperor Wil liam. Mr. Runyon said that the rela tions between Germany and the United States had always been amicable, and he hoped they would become even more so. He then called for cheers for the emperor, and they were given with hearty good will. Mr. Runyon offered a toast to Presi dent Cleveland. After expressing rever ence for the political system of the United States. Mr. Runyon said: “We should always remember that as vast and hospitable as our country and as intelligent and enterprising as our peo ple are. we are most Indebted to our po litical institutions for our national prog ress. As we are always ready to honor the eminent citizens at the head of our republic I give you the health of Grover Cleveland.” The toast was hailed with repeated cheers. Mr. Monaghan. Consul at Chemnitz, then proposed “The Day We Celebrate.” and was followed by Mr. Opp, consul at Breslau. Mr. Runyon then proposed to send a cable dispatch to President Cleveland, conveying to him the cordial greetings of the assemblage. The proposal was en thusiastically approved, and was at once acted up<5n. An American on Trial. Havana, Nov. 28.—The trial of Julio Sanguly, the American citizen, who whs arrested here in February last on fte' charge of being an active agitator in the Cuban revolution, began today. It ww stated that evidence would be produced proving that Sanguily made appoint ments of delegates to the revolutionary committee in New York, and among his appointments was Jos Guccincenco "At* cuy. The public prosecutor, Federico EJu to, in presenting the case to the court.de clared that the conduct of the accused had been criminal and demanded that he be sentenced for life at hard labor. Miguel Vlvondl, counsel for the pris oner, denied all the contentions advanced ; by the public prosecutor and demanded that he be released under the provisions : of the proclamation issued by the calajo In February last. Sangully denied that he was the au-. thor of the document which said he was a colonel in the rebel army. He then de nied that he took any part in the rebel lion and that he had not been in the United States since 1878, but nevertheless claims to be an American citizen since 1889. The argument for the defendant will close tomorrow. Izzett’g Little Scheme. London. Nov. 28.—The Times tomorrow will publish a dispatch from Constanti nople which ascribes the delay In issuing firmans for the admission Into the Bos phorus of a. second guardshlp of wch of the powers to Izzett bey, In whoseYiands the sultan has placed himself. Izzett wdll try by every trick to pull his patron through his difficulty. He relies on the fragility of the European consort and be verf that by straining the agreement he can divide the powers and restore political bliss In the empire, k jThe Times' correspondent says he be RAves that the embassies are aware of "tfie design and that the Izzett is working the affair stiffens the ministers In their determination that the firmans be grant ,ed. Izzett is hated In official and court Mrcles. the members of which ale in tensely jealous of hitn. Cris pi Interpellated. Rome, Nov. 28.—In the chamber of deputies today Premier Crispi, in reply to interpellations regarding the law of Guardantes to the Vatican, declared that any modification of the law would endan ger international discord and cause a feeling of doubt to prevail abroad re garding the policy of Italy toward 'the papacy. Commenting upon the resurgence of Catholic clericalism in several parts of the world the premier said it ought to in spire a feeling of apprehension as to hu man progress. Nevertheless he believed that special laws werb needless to defend the rights of the state against the abuse of the clergy. Signor Crispi expessed confidence that pacific settlement of th« troubles in the east would be effected if the powers, Including Italy, are safe guarded, Bnlfour Gets Fourteon Years. London, Nov. 28.—The court, room was crowded this morning when Jahez Spen cer Balfour and ilis fellow defendants, who have been twice found guilty of frauds in connection with the Liberator Building society and other kindred com panies. were arraigned for sentence. Bal four was very gloomy and spoke not a word to ahy one near him. The court sentenced Balfour to fourteen years’ im prisonment—seven years for each con viction. Brock was sentenced nine months and Theobold to four months’ imprisonment. Wright and Dibley were discharged, the jury having found them not guilty. The remaining charges against Balfour and his associate were dropped. A Cure for Leprosy Discovered. Colon, Columbia, Nov. 28.—The queen (regent of Spain has been agreed upon by the government of Columbia, Ecuador and Peru to act as arbitrator in the de limitation of the boundaries of those countries. Advices from Bogota state that a Co lumbian physician. Dr. Carras Quill, has discovered an effectual cure for leprosy. The efficiency of the remedy has been proved, the dispatch asserts, by the cure of two persons suffering from the dis ease. The leading physicians of Bogota admits that a valuable discovery has been made. A Fight for a Train. i Havana. Nov. 28.—A railway train on the line between Oaibarlen and Placetas was on the 25th derailed by a party of rebels, under Vidal. The small military guard on the train made a heroic defense. They were in partially armored cars. The rebels in large numbers surrounded the train. They captured and set fire to |t, first disabling the locomotive. They took the engineer a prisoner. Four rebels were killed. The rebels had intended to capture the trairl and proceed to Cai barien. The energetic defense by the train guard frustrated their intentions. The Center of Complicated Intrigues, i London, Nov. 28.—The Standard will tomorrow publish a dispatch from Con stantinople stating that Yildiz palace is ■now the center of complicated Intrigues which defy destructions. Ministers, of fice seekers and nondescript politicians of all kinds throng the ante-chamber day and night. Numbers of high-sounding • orders are constantly sent to the prov inces, but there is little solid result. Pub lic opinion is more disturbed than ever. The Pope Is Well. Rome, Nov. 28.—The pope has entirely recovered from his recent Indisposition and is in his usual health. Today his holiness received the noble guard and notified Ihe prelates who have been chosen for elevation to the cardinalate of Iheir nomination. He will preside at the consistory, which is to be held to morrow. when the names of the new cardinals will be announced. Scandalous Revelations Expected. Madrid, Nov. 28.—In consequence of the charges made by the Marquis Cabrl ana. Indictments have been found against fifteen members of the munici pal council. Scandalous revelations are expected. The marquis publicly accused members of the council of using their of ficial position to their private advantage. His charges create a great sensation. A German Traveler Drowned. Hamburg, Nov. 28.—A dispatch re ceived here from Auckland, New Zea land, says the German traveler, Qtto Ehlers, has been drowned while taking his expedition across British Guinea, and that twenty natives belonging to his es cort were also drowned. All of his dia ries and sketches were lost. Turkey’s New Minister. Constantinople, Nov. 28.—Costakl Ef fendi Anthopoulos has been desienated as Turkish ambassador to Great Britain in succession to the late Rustem Pasha. A Brazilian Cruiser Wrecked. Rio Janeiro, Nov. 28.—The Brazilian cruiser Dranus has been wrecked and her commander and five others drowned. Ask Prof. A. D. Smith how the trout and jack fish treat his line at East Lake. ll-17-tf To Cure a Cold in One Day. TRke I.axative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All druggists refund the money if it fails to cure. 25c. 10-27-6m-2p Fresh bread ana candy made daily at C. W. Cody’s, 1820 to 1826 3d avenue. j«5 tf 2p Old papers for sale cheap at this office. Prisoners Have a Fight. St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 28.—Charles Har ris, awaiting transportation to the peni tentiary to serve five years for burglary, shot and fatally wounded James Ander son. a fellow prisoner, in the county jail this morning during a fight among half a hundred prisoners in the jail, led by Pat Crowe, the noted criminal and al leged train robber. The factions fought it out in the corridors among themselves and the sheriff and his deputies were powerless to quell the disturbance. The uproar and din attracted a crowd about the Jail. How he secured his weapon is a mystery. Peculiar In combination, proportion and process, Hood’s Sarsaparilla possesses peculiar curative powers unknown to any other preparation. This is why it has a record of cures unequalled in the history of medicine. It acts directly upon the blood and by making it pure, rich and healthy it cures disease and gives good health. Hood’s Sarsaparilla la the only true brood purifier prominent ly in the pnbllo eye today, ft; six for f5. Hood’s Pills tlon. Price 23 cents. f 1 We Practice... What We Preach— ADVERTISE! —♦— Business Men May safely estimate that Is read by more people than con gregate on all the streets of Bir mingham In any one day of the week—even on circus day. Now Figure Closely On the looks of an audience of all the newspaper readers, men, wo men and children, In Birming ham, Bessemer, Ensley City, Pratt City, Woodlawn, Avondale, East Lake, Gate City, West End, Cleveland, Powderly and other suburban towns, and you Get an Idea Of the immensity of the crowd that read advertis®ients In Sunday’s State Herald Its the People's Paper and the people read it. Its the only dally paper published In this city on Sunday, therefore the only one read. The management is deter mined to make it Better Than Ever For the readers’ use and, better still, for the business man's use. Therefore let all wise business men of Birmingham be sure they have a Place in the Picture. Send in your order for space early that you may talk to the people through Sunday's State Herald. mm, Pioneers of Low Prices. Are TheiJ Reasonable ? The extraordinary newspaper claims made by most clothiers? Have their offerings the actual value claimed for them? Are their advertised bar gains backed up by facts? Have such claims any influence on the In telligent public? We think not. We still pin our faith to truthful state ments and honest business meth ods. We take no stock in the say ing, “A bird in the hand Is worth two in the bush;” that a single sale in hand today, made by misrepresenta tion, is worth the many sales in the bush of the future. We are after those in the future every time. Beware also of the merchant that throws in a pair of suspenders, a cap or a hat. Stop and think for a mo ment, and you’ll admit that if he does so HE CAN WELL AFFORD TO. —•»— Your Own Interests Dictate To buy your SUIT, your OVER COAT, your HAT, your SHOES, your UNDERWEAR, your NEGLI GEE SHIRT—all your WEARING APPAREL from Chalifoux’s, where you get THE BEST VALUE for the Least money. J. 1. CHALIFOUX d BIRMINGHAM, ALA. Branch of J. L. Chalifoux, Lowell, Mass. O’BRIEN’S OPERA HOUSE. BEN S. THIESS, Manager. Sr? DECEMBER 2 & 3 “One of the sights of the town.”— N. Y. World. -• The great drama by Hadden Chambers and 13. C. Stephenson, Tfje Fatal Car'd Management of Gustave Frohman. Unsurpassed in Grandeur, Greatness, Picturesque iiffects and strength of cast. A Magnificent Production. Prices 25, 60, 75 cents and $1.00. Sale of seats opens Monday morning at 9 o'clock. Skating Kink Open every evening from 7:30 to 11, Northwest corner 19th Street j and Third Avenue. 11-3-lm The Cleveland Bicycle Displayed in our window will be given away during Christinas Week. The date will be announced later. A TICKET for every purchase of ONE DOLLAR of merchandise will be given away until that time. The following citizens have been appointed and consented to give away the Bicycle: Joseph F. Johnston, H. M. 'Wilson, J. B. Cobbs, Felix Drennen, I W. J. Cameron, Rufus N. Rhode3. i Very respectfully, I. WEIL & 10, Merchant Tailors and Furnishers 1915 and 1917 First Avenue. (POTTER BUILDINd) SOLE AGENTS KNOX HATS. Why do you hop as if thorns were sticking in your feet ? Come to us and avoid this dis- , l comfort. We fit your feet Neat and Cheap. | ♦♦♦♦♦ M. P. MESSER, i! THE FEET FITTER. 2010 Second. Avenue. Telepohne 8-4. ,1 When sand's as good as sugar, When chalk’s as good as milk, When eighteen inches make a yard. And cotton equals silk, When fourteen ounces make a pound, (And this you'll not allow), Then poor machines may be as good As the BAR-LOCK is right now. Write, telephone or call on BRAZEAL BROS, at once for one of the BAR-) TYPEWRITERS. 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