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cti TLIT cpU.CjU $5.QQ That’s the way it is now. lmean what I say exactly. PANTS that have been six dollars and fifty cents you can get them now Made to Your Measure -FOR $5.00 I at the PANT-ERY. Ai Wilson, 1903>ij Second Avenue. I THE DEADLY PISTOL. Charles Mayers Shoots and Kills Walter Wil liams, Colored—They Quarreled About Feeding the Teams. Charles Mayers, a Frenchman, fatally shot Walter Williams, colored, yesterday nfternoon on Morris avenue. The shooting occurred about 3 o’clock, and the negro died from the wounds at 5 o'clock in the city hospital. Mayers is in the city prison and the charge of murder stands against his name. Mayers and Williams were draymen for the McMillan-Lee company. Yester day about noon, it is said, Mayers quar reled with the negro about the way he fed the team and left a note on Mr. Lee's desk telling him that the negro was not attending to the team properly. When Mr. Lee read the note he called Mayers in the office and reprimanded him for quar reling and interfering with the negro. Mayers left the store shortly after and went to a pawn shop on Twentieth street, where he purchased a cheap revolver. He and the negro were working in the back part of the store when occupants of the office in front were startled by the report of a pistol. Running to the rear they found the negro lying In a heap on the floor. Mayers had disappeared, but the alarm was sent to police headquar ters and Officer Walker arrested Mayers a few minutes later in a saloon on Ave nue B. Mayers was asked for his version of the story by a State Herald reporter yesterday evening at the city prison. Said he: "The day before yesterday the fuss started between the negro and myself. He didn’t feed his team right and I told him that if Mr. Lee knew of it he would discharge him. The negro cursed me and said if I didn’t let him alone he would make me do so. Every time we were to gether he would curse and abuse me. Yesterday I reported on him to Mr. Lee and the negro was more Insolent and overbearing than usual afterwards. About 3 o'clock when X was coming out of the sample room I met him and he made a quick move towards his hip pocket. I thought he was trying to get a weapon of some kind and 1 drew my revolver and shot him.” Mayers Is a native of France, though he is now a naturalized American. He has been In America twenty-two years, but speaks with a decided accent. His features are typical and pronounced. He has black moustache, a short beard, black eyes and a dark complexion. He Is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 15(1 pounds. We guarantee our prices to be the lowest. STOWERS FURNITURE CO., 1816 and 1818 2d avenue. _ ll-28-tf THINGS DRAMATIC. The principal dramatic novelty of the season will be the new drama by Had don Chambers, author of "Captain Swift,” and 13, C. Stephenson, one of the authors of "Diplomacy," at O'Brien's this week. The play is international In action, i the scenes being laid in America and England. It w!|l be produced under the direction of Mr. Gustave Frohman and with a very strong cast. Its success at Palmer's theater. New York, last season was marvelous, and at the end of the time allotted It at that house It was transferred to the big stage of the Acad emy of Music, where it continued to an enormous business until the end of the season The play abounds in com edy and Is extraordinary In certain nov elties of treatment, which make It un usually interesting. It has had a run of three months in Boston this season, which is unusual for any play at the Hub. "The Fatal Card” will be produced at O'Brien's tomorrow and Tuesday nights. Salvini’s Tour. Arrangements which have heen pend ing for a long time between Manager Greenwall and M. W. Wilklson. man ager of Salvlnl, have just been com pleted. Salvlnl’s southern tour will be gin at the Grand opera house, Baltimore, December 16. He will then visit Knox ville, Chattanooga, Birmingham and New Orleans, after which he will make a tour of the principal cities of Texas. He will carry the complete production for each play he will present.. In point of scenic efTect Salvinl now gives more attention to this important detail than any actor who Is now seen in this coun try In the legitimate drama. Naturally he will be seen In “The Three Guards men,” which has not been done here with scenic surroundings of any importance. He will also bring the beautiful produc tion of*”Hamlet,” In which play he has made the greatest artistic success of his career. He is actively engaged also In rehearsing "Othello,” which he will do later. Methods of Acting. In discussing methods of acting the fact that the art has varying require ments is too often lost to consideration. John Philip Kemble was noted in his day for the heroic manner In which he delivered the rant of the plays in which he won his greatest fame—for the power of his elocution, the massive firmness of his deportment, and his general Intensity of expression. Keen, on the other hand, was famous for his subtleties, for his greater flexibility and for his more nat ural stage manrler. There are too many players who are alipost absolutely inflexible in method. If called upon to act in a melodrama they bring to bear a style, but little different from that which they would employ in a romatic play; and some of them would appear the same in a classic drama as in a modern play of the emotions. These who rise in the actor’s art increase their fame because they realize and embody the truth that all the various classes of plays require differences of manner. The public imagination gives latitude in the classic, encourages extravagance in the romantic, and expects exaggeration in the melodrama; but the modern emo tional play appeals more to every-day knowledge of human nature, and its wit nesses drop from the realm of the imaginative to the domain of truth. Time varies the forms of art; yet al though an epoch may show the dominant influence of some master of some par ticular form, the general truths of all forms of art must from time to time pre vail. Reference is frequently made, for instance, to the “old school” of acting, which is generally recognized for in tensity and exaggeration. I3ut before the beginning of what Is thus understood as the old school, and contemporary with that beginning, there were, no doubt, what we now call “natural” actors, al though the more picturesque and force ful features of the other school won for it a popularity that for a time defeated the perpetuation of the natural school. The natural may have arisen from time to time, but failed of foothold again be cause Us exponents lacked Just the meas ure of genius to permanently endow it. Duse has been a revelation to English speaking lovers of the theater. Her meas ure of genius will qualify her as an epoch-maker from the view-point of the communities to which she was an origi nal surprise. In this country Minnie Maddern Fiske employed the natural method when she was, as a star, little more than a child. And now, on emerg ing from retirement, with her art de veloped. broadened and fine, she Is com pared with Duse, because her own method, recognized In Its cruder form before Duse was known here, is as it was like that of Duse, although she is as distinct and individual in that art as Duse Is. A BIG DEAL IN SHOES. The Smith Shoe company, the live, up-to-date shoe dealers, closed a big deal In shoe leather last week In the shape of men’s, ladles’, boys' and children’s shoes at a price you will wonder how they ever got them down so low. These goods will be placed on the market Mon day morning at just what they cost at 10 cents a pair profit. Everybody come and see these goods. They can’t last always at these prices. The Smith Shoe company, 2014 Second avenue. CAMP HARDEE CONCERT Will Be Given at O'Brien's Opera House Next Thursday Night, December 5. The grand concert which was to have been given by the Musical union last week was, on account of bad weather, postponed till the evening of Thursday, December 5. The same programme as heretofore published will be carried out. This concert is to be for the benefit of Camp Hardee’s charity fund, and is given by the united membership of the Birmingham Musical union, under the leadership of Prof. Henri Weber, and will be assisted by quite a number of non-professionals, both ladies and gen tlemen, who have volunteered their aid on this occasion. The following is the programme to be rendered: Grand march, “Salute to Birmingham,” composed by Prof. Henri Weber—Entire band. Overture, "Solitude” (Mercandante)— Union band. Solo, “The Jacket of Grey”—Miss Wil lie Drennen. Cornet solo, “Canzona Napolltana” (Lilberatl)—Ph. Memoli. Dance, “Highland Fling”—Miss Nellie Papps. Selection, “Dancing In the Barn” (Claus)—Union band. Selection—Schlliinger’s quartette. Recitation, “A Soldier’s Dream”—Mis3 Lorena Dozier. Clarinet solo, “Fantasia” (T. Bender)— Prof. Henri Weber. Solo, "The I-ittle Marquise”—Miss An nie May Bridewell. Waltz, “Sweet Souvenirs” (H. Weber) —Union orchestra. Recitation, “Hagar”—Miss Ludle Palmer. Selection, imitation, humorous, “A Dis turbance In a Henhouse During a Thun derstorm” tH. Weber)—Union orchestra. Fancy dance—Miss Nora Sullivan. Selection of southern melodies (Isen man)—Union band. It is earnestly hoped that our liberal, patriotic and music-loving public of this city will turn out en masse on this oc casion and show their appreciation of the efforts of this brilliant galaxy of Bir mingham talents in behalf of the noble cause In which they are engaged. The price of tickets has been fixed at 50 cents for adults; children under 15 years old. 15 cents. The Mendelssohn club have generously consented to postpone their concert to have been given on the same date till one week later in order that everybody may patronize Camp Hardee's concert. We haven’t the finest stock on earth, but we have the goods to show and prices to suit. Call and see us. H. C. ABBOTT & BRO., Jewelers, 121 N. 20th street. 12-1-21 __ RETURN OF DR. HALE. There will be a large crowd, no doubt, to greet Kev V*. T. Hale, D. D., at the Southslde BaptliR church today. He has been traveling Hi the Holy Land and has been absent from hts charge for several months. He expected to meet hts con gregation last Sunday morning, but his vessel was detained by storm, and the large crowd which had assembled at the church expecting to hear him had to suffer a disappointment. Dr. Hale Is greatly beloved by his own people, as well as by the whole community, and he will receive a warm and cordial wel come at hts church today. 1800 PAIRS We ofTer 1800 pairs of ladles' fine dress button shoes in smpll sizes. 1 to 4. A to EB wide, at 50 cents on the factory cost. The Smith Shoe Company. General freight and passen ger office Alabama Great Southern Railroad removed to No. 7 North 20th street. Tele phone 848. n-5-tf PAY DAY AT BL0CT0N. Yesterday was pay day at Blocton, It being the largest pay roll distributed at that place in months. A mass meeting of the miners at Bloc tbn was held this morning for the pur pose of requesting the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company to set a reg ular pay day on which to pay off. A committee was appointed and will wait on the superintendent. The employes at Ishkooda were also paid off yesterday. DEATH OF MILTON WEILAND Milton Welland a young man about 22 years of age, died at hts heme rn Twenty-eighth street and Avenue r' Friday night of consumption. BEHIND BARRED DOORS The Pop-Rep Executive Commit tee Meet and Caucus. ’ALF AND ’ALF THEY AGREE Will Be the Proper Division of the Offices Be tween the Two Parties—Meeting Not Harmonious. Pursuant to a call of the chairman, Jerry Fountain, the populite executive committee of Jefferson county met in the hall on the third floor of the Erswell building, Nineteenth street, at noon yes terday. A large number of the members of the committee were present, and In attendance were also quite a number of populites from various portions of the county, who were present by invitation of the committee to advise with them as to the best methods to pursue In the campaign next year. The meeting was held behind closed doors and no one not of that political faith or not in sympathy with it, was permitted to remain in the hall. A State Herald reporter,who called there at noon, was so Informed and requested to retire, which he did. From parties who were present at the meeting and remained through the pro ceedings, a State Herald reporter learned that the action taken by the committee was not without opposition. Some of the committeemen held views dissimilar to the majority and these views were given a thorough ventilation before the resolu tions were finally adopted. The meeting was called to order about noon by Chairman Jerry Fountain, who stated the purposes for which the committee had been called together. In the hall at the time were a few repub licans. who remained throughout the meeting. The resolutions adopted at the state conference held In Seals' hall on the 13th of November were read, and after consid erable discussion concurred In. The committee then spent some time debat ing the meaning of the resolutions as to whether they meant co-operation or no co-operation with the republicans in the campaign next year. The commit tee finally construed the resolutions to mean co-operation, and their advice to their party followers was in accordance with that construction. It was further agreed by the commit tee to offer a division of the county offices with the republicans. In further ance of this plan they adopted a resolu tion requesting the republicans to hold their county convention on the same dajf with the populites, when the two parties might get together by committees and agree as to what rule shall apply In dividing the offices. There will be six teen county offices to fill by election next year, and It Is understood the committee will recommend to the populite conven tion that the populites nominate candi dates for eight of these and Indorse the republican nominees for the other eight. Republicans will be requested to take Im mediate action. If the plan mapped out by the committee yesterday is carried out by their party and acquiesced in by the republicans the two conventions will convene on the same day and appoint committees to confer with each other and designate the-offlces to which each party shall be entitled. A campaign committee was created, with Jerry Fountain as chairman, with authority to select the other members of the committee. Vacancies in the executive committee were filled, after which the meeting ad journed. The Conference Committee. The state conference, which was held In Seals’ hall on the 13th of November, appointed a committee consisting of A. T. Goodwyn, P. G. Bowman and R. F. Kolb, who were authorized to select a committee of five to perfect the organi zation of reformers In every county of (he state. That committee selected for this purpose Jerry Fountain, Reuben Kolb and Dr. G. B. Crowe of Jefferson county, G. B. Deans of Shelby and W. S. Forman of St. Clair._ WITH THE COURTS. John A. Haley, administrator of Wal ter A. Haley, deceased, has filed suit for $10,000 damages against the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad company. Plain tiff claims that his intestate was killed by falling slate June 11, 1895. The circuit court will sit In Bessemer during the next two weeks. A heavy docket will be tried. City Court. The following docket Is set for tomor row In the first division: J. E. Miles vs. George Eubank. Elizabeth Partridge vs. Kemple Mc I.emore. Mrs. Julia Smith vs. Birmingham Rail way and Electric, company. Walker Moore vs. J. F. B. Jackson et al. Sayers & Scovllle vs. T. O. Burwell. F. J. Barfield vs. James Hawes, de fendant. Southern Railway company, garnishee. T. S. Wimberly vs. Adler & DeBar deleben. Elyton Land company vs. William Hardle. Mark Ellis vs. .Tames Nelson. Scottish-American Mortgage company, limited, of Edinburgh, Scotland, vs. Mat tie T. Royster, ejectment. George Greene vs. Union Casuelty and Surety company. Klein Furnishing company vs. E. F. Enslen, et al., damages. B. Blmstein vs. Southern Railway com pany. damages. Louisville and Nashville Railroad com pany for use of F. Curran & Co. vs. E. F. Enslen, damages. Lizzie Reed vs. the Standard Life and Accident Insurance company. The second division will be occupied with a non-jury docket. Criminal Court. Judge Greene will call the non-capital felony docket tomorrow. Probate Office. Marriage licenses have been Issued to Mr. George Glass and Miss Elizabeth K. Braziers, Mr. Joslah H. Skruggs and Miss Willie Jordan Turner, Mr. M. J. Conners and Miss Annie Kerwin. Real Estate Transfers. London and Lucius Johnston to Wal ker McMath. lot npar corner of northeast quarter of southwest quarter, section 20, township 17. range 3 west; $300. M. Z. Pozey and wife to Elizabeth' Truss, thirty-nine acres near center of southwest quarter of section 31, township 16, range 1 west: $1000. W. G. Horn, by J. M. Huey, agent, to B. W. May. block 1 In southwest quarter of southeast quarter, section 20, town ship 17, range 2 west; $200. A. J. Reilly, G. B. McCormack and Ersklne Ramsey to Alfred and King David Jones, lot 13, block D, North High lands' addition to Pratt City; $35. B. W. May to S. C. Huey, block 1, In southwest quarter of southeast quarter, section 20, township 17, range 3 west; $200. T. A. Langford and wife to T. W. Good win, southwest quarter of southeast quarter, and northeast quarter of south east quarter of section 32, township 16, range 1 west; $100. Lydia Goodwin to T. W. Goodwin, northwest quarter of northwest quarter, !$!? fine Eixl a half acres, section 23, towhship 16, range 1 west; $120. , G. Swann Brayan and wife to August Fayiette, south half of lot 16, block 1, Searle & Stonestreet survey of northwest quarter of southwest quarter, section 29, township 17, range 3 west; $100. Inferior Criminal Court. Judge Feagin yesterday disposed of the following eases: Bob McFarland, tramp; $5. Charles Tollen, disorderly conduct; $5. Will Dixon, fighting in the city prison, $5. Henry Williams was bound over to the grand jury In the sum of $300. CARD FROM UNITED CHARITIES. The ladles of the United Charities wish to thank the following named citizens, schools and churches for allowing them the pleasant privilege of distributing their generous gifts to the poor on Thanksgiving: Messrs. A. W. Haskell. R. McConnell, J. D. Kirkpatrick, J. R. Ryan, John Hines, J. Randman, H. E. Worley, I. H. Benners, W. K. Brown,-White, J. L. Lane, W. E. Allen, Dr. Jones. Dr. Bal lard; Mesdames Henley, M. T. Porter, Sinnige, W. B. Summerville, P. V. Dykes, P. S. Smith, George Morrow, F. Y. An derson, J. W. FullwHer, C. F. Enslen. W. H. Davis, Harry Wheelock, R. S. Mun ger. W. H. Graves, F. M. Rhea, W. T. Underwood, Terry, Weatherly, Bride well; News company; Caheen Bros., Fowlkes & Myatt, Huston Biscuit Scom pany; Paul Hayne, Henly and Mr. Naff’s schools; Young Men’s Christian associa tion, Mr. Buell of Bessemer, Miss Kate Gehrs, St. Mary’s church; also the "un known friends.” To purify your blood, restore your strength, cure catarrh or rheumatism, take Hood's Sarsaparilla. CONSTABLE JONES ACQUITTED For the Killing of Noah Walker Tuesday Nigh Who Resisted Arrest. Deputy Constable Oscar Jones, who killed the negro, Noah Walker, Tuesday night while resisting arrest, was ac quitted of the charge against him yester day in Justice Martin’s court. Assistant Solicitor Lee Bradley and Justice Martin after hearing the evidence agreed that the shooting was justifiable homicide. Constable Jones’ hand was cut by the ne gro and his overcoat slashed in several places _ MONEY, TIMFAND PAIN SAVED. The Smith Shoe company will save you money, will fit your feet and save you pain in every shoe you buy. Try them one time. Cabinets of storing silver $50 to $250 at H C. ABBOTT & BRO.’S, Jewelers, 121N. 20tb street. 12-l-2t THE DEBT THE WORLD OWES TO ISRAEL. Hon. W. C. Ward will deliver a lecture before the Young Men’s Hebrew asso ciation at their hall on Monday night, December 2. Subject, "The Debt the World Owes to Israel.” Mr. Ward needs no introduction, for he is well known as one of the best and ablest speakers in the south. The members of the association and public are respectfully Invited to at tend, (Her Face\ was her Fortune—Why ? Because I £ nhe made it perfect by the constant m / ^HEISHELL'S SOAP. \ m Helskcll's soap stimulates sluggish pores! V to healthy action, thus producing a clear I #smooth skin, free from all blemishes. I / HEISHELL'S OINTMENT f # cures permanently all forms of Skin £ M Disease. For Tetter, Eczema or Ring M w°ri“. *t has no equal. Quickly re- # £ moves Pimples, Black Heads, etc. M 8old by Draggtata or sent by mail. Olnt-£ £ aacnt, 50 eta. per bo». Konn, 25 ct*. m Send atamp for free a am pie of Soap. J JOHNSTON, HOLLOWAY 4 CO., % ■ 631 ( oDmrrtfi Street, ^ rklladelphla. 10-23-wed-fri-su-wky-ly Pioneers of Low Prices, December 25th Is Exmas Day. Of course, we oil know that: we also know that most people wait till It Is practically too late to make their purchases for the holidays. Our advice Is for you to do It now—this week—while our stock Is com plete. besides you'll avoid being In the awful rush of buyers. Many of you will remember the crowds we had last year, and you may expect much larger crowds this year, for times are better, and everybody feels happy, Including ourselves. Ml EM tills. Our store is crowded with them, suitable for old and young, rich and poor: and the advantages of early choice cannot be over estimated. Suits or Overcoats, Hats and Umbrellas, Silk Neckw ar and Handkerchiefs, Boots and bl ppers. Ladies’ and Misses’ Garterettes, Ladies’ and Misses’ Shoes, Ladies’ Waist", Ladles’ E'e i ig Slippers. Boy's ents. knee pants and shoes, fancy suspenders, gloves etc. CALENDARS FOR 1896 ornaih£hte<3 with a beautiful photo gravure of thje JefTernon county court house, given free aiul mailed free to any address. Send in yojui- name for one. Jj l. (Mill & CO., i j BIRMINGHAM, ALA. Brarteh. of J. L. Challfoux, Lowell. Mass. EDUCATIONAL. Potter Building, First Avenue. Sessions Day and Night. A modern, progressive, practical school of business. Tuition rates reasonable. Posi tions for graduates. Call or write for cat alogue. I «IHIRSCHI> DRY GOODS & MILLINERY COMPANY. 2022 HR3T AVENUE. Grand Cloak Sale This Week! Jackets! Jackets! Bargain Sale in large Size Jackets. We. have too many and must eel them out. This salo includes sizes 3$ 40, 42, 44,46, bust measure. $4.89. All wool Beaver. Jacket, black and blue; melon and mandolin sleeves. Worth $7.50 $7.50. All wool heavy Cheviot. Jackets, black; new sleeves, ripple back. Worth $0.50. $9.00. All wool rough effect Jacke t ;new sleeves. Worth $12.00 $8.00. All wool diagonal Jacket, very suitable for mourning wear. Worth $11.50. $11.89. All wool Astrachan Jacket, silk lined. Worth $15.00. Capes ! Capes ! Capes ! 200 new Capes (or next week. Every express brings us new Capes. Full assortment of single and double Capes. All lenghts in cloth, plush, velour and silk velvet. $2.25. All wool double cape trimmed, with vel vet coiar, medium weight, in black, blue and tun. $4.98. Heavy weight black double cape'Tn doe skin cloth, perfectly plain, trimmed with handsome satin cord. Worth $0.50. $5.98. Plush cape, full sweep, trimmed with fur. Worth $7.50. $10.74. Velour capo, trimmed with thlbet fur, silk lined, 150 inch sweep.,Worth $12 50. $14.85. Velour cape, handsomely jet embroider ed, thlbet trimmed, 150 Inch sweep. Worth $10.50. $7.50. Plush cape, trimmed with thlbet fur, 100 Inch sweep. Worth $10.00. \ PETER ZINSZER’S o 2115, 2117 and 2119 Second Avenue, Between Twenty-first and Twenty-second Streets. All Nations Marching to Zinszer’s For Christmas goods. They all know where to buy the cheap est and they are making a bee line for our store, where they can get all kinds of Children’s Toys, Wagons, Carts, Hobby Horses, Chairs, Rockers, Bed Room Suits, etc. LOWEST PRICES On all kinds household goods during the Holidays—lower than any other house in the city—and styles the latest. Without a doubt we are now making the biggest bargains we ever made in Parlor Suits, Hall Outfits, Bed Room Suits, Kitchen Outfits, Enamel Beds, Stoves & Trunks, Folding Beds, Lounges, gecietaries, Book Oases. Carpets, Matting, Rugs, Oil Cloth, Linoleum and Draperie-. A selection that cannot be beat in the state for prices or de signs. WE WILL SAVE YOU SOMETHING on every pur chase from our splendid and sat sfying assortment of FURNI TURE OF ALL KINDS and Household Decorations. PETER ZINSZER. groaaaa mmmmm FOR YOtJR^Miif £3 ^ ELECTRICAL W.ORKI ^ - J4/)FfRIS 9 U/ICIJ/»A\S0f4. THE ELECTEICIA.NS, 113 uml 115 Eighteenth Street. Telephone 1324 m mmu WBaaaamc Birmingham Paint and Glass Company LARGEST STOCK. LOWEST PRICES. ' Taints, Oils. Varnish, Class, Sash, Doors and Blinds. 1816 Third Avenue.Birmingham, Ala.