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CALAHAN KNOCKED OUT
In a Contest With Eugene Mc Elroy Last Night. IT WAS A VICIOUS FIGHT The Betting Wes Against McElroy, But Ho Won in the Eighth Hound—Details of the Fight. The Alabama Athletic association, which was lately reorganized, gave an exhibition last night at the Avondale opera house. The principal feature of the evening was the fight between McElroy and Cal ahan. It was announced at the beginning of the exercises that McElroy and Calahan wuuld only spar a twenty-five round con test for points. Prior to the appearance of the con testants for the honors McElroy punched the bag. He had rapid action, and ex hibited considerable strength. The bets w ere $50 to $40 in favor of Calahan. Joe Atney' next gave an exhibition of bag punching. His fist and elbow move ments were exceptionally good. The crowd then grew Impatient for the fight, and calls were heard demanding that the fight should proceed. Mr. Joe Ullman announced that tne contest between McElroy and Calahan would be for points in n. twenty-five ■ round contest, and while the fighteis were stripping Mr. John Volniers gave his inimitable Suilivan-Sphegetti reeita When the men appeared In Ihe ring McElroy weighed 163 pounds and cala h Charley Eckerie was chosen referee and Tom Malloy, timekeeper. First round—The principals advanced to the center of the stage and shook hands. There was some pretty sparring for an opening, but nothing was ofleied Just then. Both men rushed, clinched and broke away. Calahan led and land ed on McElroy’s ribs lightly. He fol lowed It up with a punch on McElroy's nose. McElroy jabbed Calahan on the ribs The fighters clinched. Calahan landed on McElroy’s jaw. They clinched. Calahan lead and landed on McElroy s face. McElroy Is pushed to the end of the rov.es and spars to center. Both lead and land and clinch. The round ended x*. it la Vtrtrsr.ra PVPT1 Second round—Both land on- the body. They clinched and broke away. Clever sparring. Bets $50 to $40 on Calahan. Cries of "Put him out, Eugene.” Con siderable hugging and clinching. Both men looked for chances. McElroy led and landed heavily on Calahan's stom ach. He followed It up with a jab on the ribs. Calahan led for the head and McElroy made a clever duck. The round ended in McElroy’s favor. Third round—Both men fresh; MeEl 10y landed on Calahan's jaw: Calahan landed on McElroy’s neck, and followed It up with a savage punch on McElroy's jaw, but McElroy countered and gave a deadening blow over Calahan s heart; Calahan retorted with a pretty but. light stroke on McElroy's neck; McElroy rushed and drove Calahan to the ropes. Time was called with honors even. Fourth round—Calahan appeared In the best condition; McElroy was still blowing, though his seconds fanned and rubbed him! vigorously. Both rushed and clinched: after the break McElroy ' lpad and landed on Calahan's ribs; he lead again and landed lightly on Cala lian's body; Calahan rushed and McEl roy dodged cleverly; McElroy made a quick back blow with his left, but it was stopped by Calahan, who was looking for an opening: none appeared, and he suddenly rushed McElroy near the ropes; McElroy protested with an upper cut aimed at Calahan's liver, but Calahan stopped It and Jabbed McElroy on the neck; they clinched, and On the break away McElroy landed on Calahan's neck; Calahan landed on McElroy's face. The fighting was becoming warm. There were cries of "Put him out!” “Put him out!” "Kill him!" Both men were blow ing freely. McElroy looked angry, but the referee called time. Fifth round—McElroy had the best of it, though both men looked fresh; Me Klroy was confident; bets were 5 to 4 in his favor and nobody wanted it. Cala han led and landed lightly on McElroy's face. They clinched. Both led and landed on the body. Calahan led and landed on McElroy’s Jaw. McEloy gave a savage McElroy's jaw. McElroy gave a savage diately Calahan dropped his arms and called “foul;” not allowed by the ref eree. Time was called and honors were even. Sixth round—Both men looked fresh as far as physical condition was con cerned, but both wanted the fight if ex pression of feature could he considered. They made a clumsy rush at the sig nal. The referee cautioned them on tem - per when he broke the clinch^but both lead viciously for the head. Neither land ed and there was another rush and clinch. Both landed heavily on the break. The fight was growing vicious. Calahan lead and landed squarely be tween McElroy's eyes, which sent him to the ropes. McElroy returned it as soon as he recovered himself with a punch on Calahan's Jaw. McElroy gave an uppercut, which caught Calahan on the jaw again, and Just before time was called he gave Caluhan a terrific swing with his left In the same place. The round ended in McElroy's favor. Seventh round—Calahan was active on Qticura Skin ' Remedies Are Pure. Sweet Gentle And Most Economical Because so speedily effective. Sold throughput the world. British depot: Tba-vcts Nstrbrhy a Por-s. I. Kin* Edward-*t., j.onJon Pottxyi Dk«’o « Onex. Corp 9ot - r*“ • "* Birthday Gift We are now open so NflBERS, his feet, but he had no strength. He was game though and lead and landed a stinging blow on McElroy’s nose. Mc Elroy tapped him on the neck and land ed hard in succession on Calahan’s ribs, face And neck. Calahan replied with a light blow on McElroy's neck. McElroy gave Calahan two severe punches over the heart! A moment later he swung his left heavily on Calahan’s jaw. It now looked like the fight was all one way. Calahan, though he kept his feet well, couldn’t hit McElroy. Odds of any de scription were against him. However, he gamely rushed McElroy, who struck at him with a put-out blow, hut both fell on tho floor in their over anxiety to end the fight. Time was called. Eighth round—Callahan did not look weak on his feet. McElroy was as red as a beet. There was a wicked gleam ill his eye and his fists moved nervously back ward and forward. The men walked around in front of the audience waiting for an opening. Suddenly Calahan rushed and clinched his antagonist. He was shoved off gently, but firmly. They sparred in the center of the stage again and the lighter man made a pass with his left at McEiroy’s neck. That was the last time he lifted his arm. The next moment he was on his hack, while the crowd waited. It was a light jab in the neck that stretched him out, though he was not in it since the blows over the heart. The referee counted one, two, three, and up to eight, while Calnhan’s body writhed on the floor, and then the fight was declared in favor of Eugene McElroy of Birmingham. McElroy, as soon as the eighth count was pronounced, rushed to his late an tagonist and supported him from the stage. Calahan vomited freely as he was being carried out. There was not the slightest disorder during the evening. -o A HOT FIGHT. The Saginaw Kid Defeated Joe Walcott, the Negro Lightweight. Empire Athletic club, Maspeth, L. I., Dec. 2.—The fifteen round contest be tween Joe Walcott, Tom O’Rourke's col ored protege, and George Lavigne, better known as the Saginaw Kid, attracted one) of the largest crowds to the Empire Athletic club that has been seen since the club opened. Both men are unbeaten lightweights and the decision practically decided the lightweight championship. By a pre vious arrangement between the lads the decision was to go to Lavigne if he should be on ills feet at the end of fifteen rounds. The colored boxer was the favorite at 10 to 6. Lavigne stood it out and in the last two rounds had much the better of the fight. Lavigne nearly lost an ear in the fight and at one time was getting much the worst of it, hut after the eleventh round matters went the other way. The scene when the bell rang and when the referee, according to agreement, pronounced La vigne the winner was one of great en thusiasm. SCHUBERT QUARTETTE, Assisted by Misses Hughes and Reade, Seals, Hall, December 5, At Seals’ hall next Thursday evening, December 5, the Schubert male quartette of Chicago, 111., assisted by Miss Read, a reader of rare merit, and Miss Hughes, a. phenomenal harpist, will appear before the taste and culture of Birmingham in a select melange of vocal, elocution and Instrumental specialties. The quartette has a national reputation. Of them the I.ouisvllie Courier-Journal says: “A fine concert was given last evening by the Schubert male quartette. The numbers were given without any instru mental accompaniment, and the effect was a positive artistic revelation. The programme was a popular one. but con tained several numbers that fully tested (he artistic powers of the singers.” Of Miss Hughes thp following is suffi cient high commendation: Chicago. June 21, 1894. My Dear Mr. Iott: Miss Grace M. Read, the young lady the quartette have chosen as their recltationist for this sea son, is a pleasing, gifted and intelligent young artist. I am quite sure she will be a source of great pleasure' to your many patrons and friends throughout the country, and a credit to herself and her teachers. Yours sincerely, R. D. CUMNOCK. Speaking of Miss Hughes the Chicago Evening World succinctly states: "Last Tuesday evening Miss Maud Hughes gave a brilliant harp concert. It was one of the most notable harp perform ances ever given in the west.” In a word, the attraction is first-class and entertaining. At Seals’ hall next Tuesday evening. The price of tickets will be 50 cents. A YOUNG GIHI, ASSAULTED. The Whites Are After the Two Negro As sailants—Negroes Resist. Fayetteville. Tenn., Dec. 2.—News reached here today thatanotherfelonious act had been committed on Stewart’s creek, In the southern portion of this county. The 14-year-old daughter of William Walker this morning started by way of the public highway to her grandfather’s, about one mile distant. When about half way to her destination and in a somewhat secluded spot she wa sassaulted by two burly negroes and rendered unconscious. The little girl was found by some passers-by, who gave the alarm, which spread like wild fire, and a short time a large posse of citizens and officers with bloodhounds began scouring the country in quest of the scounddrels. It is safe to predict that If apprehended they will swiftly follow the route of tiie road followed by Robertson and McGaha. Dr. Stewart was called In to attend the young lady and on examination he dis covered she had three ribs broken and wus olherwise terribly torn and lacerat ed. She says she can Identify the ne groes. The whole county Is armed to the teeth. Crowds of negroes are re ported to he assembling at different points and the people are greatly stirred up over the situation. The opinion is freely expressed that if these things con tinue there will be a war of extermina tion. There ts not a house in this town but what is locked and barred and arm ed as it each was a fort or an arsenal. The people are aroused as they never wore before^ Bull Run Battlefield Sold. .Alexandria. Va., Dec. 2.--The historic Yorkshire estate, the first battlefield of (he war, was sold today at public auction at the court house, about 600 acres In all, situated on both sides of the Bull Run, in Prince William and Fairfax counties. The land lying on the Prince William side brought on an average of $6 an acre, and the other about $3. Firemen Injured. St. Louis, Dec. 2.—The establishment of the James Hogan Printing company was destroyed by fire this morning. The loss is estimated at $60,000, partly covered by Insurance. Firemen Paul Smith and Charles Trauber were seriously Injured by falling bricks. W H D in«? up our recent licit your visit to MORROW & W. A. JONES MISSING. He Has Money in the Bank and the Govern ernment Owes Him Something—A Mystery, News comes from Tuskaloosa that W. A. Jones, a civil engineer, is missing, and no one knows what has become of him. Yesterday Mr. W. P. G. Harding received the following letter with reference to his disappearance: Tuskaloosa, Dec. 2. Nothing has been heard of Mr. Jones, who disappeared last Tuesday. I believe he had funds in the Herney bank. I wish you would let me know the amount (W. A. Jones). He had about $100 here in the First National and about $100 due him on pay roll. I wish to write to his friends and give such information about his af fairs as I can gc-t up. Yours affection ately, H. HARDING. From the best information to be ob tained here he was a surveyor, and had been engaged with a surveying party on the upper Warrior from July to October. During the month of October he was en gaged at the government building mak ing a map of the survey. He is about 35 years old. sober and steady. As will be seen by the letter, he had money in the bank at Tuskaloosa, and was also due something for work. He left his room last Tuesday in a casual way, and has not been heard of since. His clothing and books remain In his room just as he left them. It is feared he has been foully dealt with. TERSELY TOLD. The regular monthly meeting of Camp Hardee will be held this afternoon. The Southern train from Atlanta, due at 12:01, noon, was four hours late yes terday on account of a freight train getting off the track near Waco, Ga. John Buggs, who was held by Commis sioner Mullen in the sum of $100 on the charge of perjury.secured bond yesterday afternoon and was allowed to depart from the county jail. A negro, named Wilson Mcllvalne, was killed Sunday near the Woodward fur naces. He was walking along the track and it seems got on a bridge, where the train caught him, killing him Instantly. Rev. W. R. Gales, an evangelist from North Carolina, will preach every morn ing this week at 10:30, and every evening at 7:30, at the Third Presbyterian church, corner Avenue F and Twenty-second street. ur. r. i. riaie, wno rms recen '.1 y re turned from a trip to Europe and the holy land, preached at the Southslde Baptist church Sunday to a large con gregation on the Armenian atrocities. Dr. P. T. Dean of Pulaski, Tenn., died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Snell, in Avondale, yesterday. De ceased was 75 years old and had been suffering with consumption for a long time. The remains will be shipped to Pulaski for burial. A Lady Stenographer Wanted—A com petent young lady stenographer can get an immediate and permanent position by applying at the offices of the Equitable Life Assurance society. No. 2021 First avenue. Must furnish references. An operator on the Yost machine preferred. 12-3-2t T. C. King, 2026 First avenue, has re ceived 1000 pairs Bannister shoes—Cor dovan, French calf, patent leathers und enamel leathers. Twenty different styles tans. B, C, D, E lasts. Price $4.50 and $5. Same elsewhere $6 and $7. Nine thousand pairs other kinds of ladles’, men’s and children's, from 10 to 40 per cent reduc tion. See our Twentieth Century line. Mack Crawford, the negro who was shot In the breast and arm Saturday while trying to escape from the custody of Special Officer Sharpe, is recovering from the wounds, and it Is believed that he will soon be well enough to stand trial on the charge of grand larceny, for which he was arrested. He has em ployed Attorney B. M. Allen to defend him. _ BATES IS DEAD. Shot Saturday Night, He Lived Until Yester day. J. X. Bates, the drummer who was shot at Gadsden Saturday night by Colin Daughdrill, died about noon yesterday from the effects of the wound. The feel ing against Daughdrill Is said to be very bitter. The deceased, Bates, was well known In this city, and had many friends here. He^was regarded as a quiet, straight forward business man. The Strike Nearing an End. New York, Dec. 2.—The strike of the housesmiths was not settled by arbitra tion today as was expected, and tonight the situation remains unchanged, al though the'-e is a chance of trouble com ing to an end tomorrow. Fifty bricklay ers struck on the Sieg I Cooper building today. The union said that It would not endanger the lives of its members by permitting them to work with non-union men, unskilled housesmiths, who were liable to drop an iron girder down on their heads. The bricklayers union will order a strike on all buildings where non union men are employed. Silver, paper, gold, carpets and furni ture all have a value, and you will come (nearer getting an equal exchange of values at Ben M. Jacobs & Bros, than elsewhere. Their stock of furniture and carpets Is far ahead of any In the state, and their prices, like a thermometer after a cold wave blizzard, are way down. Call and see for yourself. "BESSIE SWEETNESS” FOUND. About B o’clock Sunday afternoon a white girl baby about 3 years old was found on Twenty-eighth street near Sev enth avenue. She said her name was "Bessie Sweetness," and that her moth er’s name was Lucy Ann. When found she was bareheaded and barefooted, and In the rain. She was sent to the police station and afterwards to the Mercy Home. A Preacher’s Proof. Findlay, O., Dec. 2.—In a recent ser mon Rev. Joseph Powell of Trinity church here said that the election laws were not properly enforced, and to bear out his statement asserted that he- had successfully registered, though not a naturalized citizen. The city board of elections heard of this and Powell was arrested. Rev. Powell made no attempt to vote. _ Cold Weather Is Coming. Telephone 487 for coal. Ward’s coal yard keeps as good as can be had in this market. When you need coal call on them. Can furnish on short notice at market price. 7-19-tf Old papers ior sale cheap at this office. DING purchases of Eur out* establishment SINNIGE’S W. H. KETTIG, IJresident. W. J. MILNEB, Vice-President. H. K. MILNEB, Secretary and Treasurer. The Milner & Kettig Co., (Incorporated. Paid up capital, $125,000.00.) MACHINERY • AND • MINING • SUPPLIES. Bar I ron and Steel, Black Diamond Biles, Black Diamond Tool Steel, Tools, Rubber and Leather Belting, Rubber Blose and Packing, Blake Steam Pumps, Atlas Engines and Boilers All kinds of Machinery. Write /or Prices and Catalogue. Birmingham, Alabama. PERSONAL Mr. P. J. Berio of Boston ts In the city. Mr. A. T. Crooks of Buffalo Is In the city. Mr. Patrick Brennan has returned from Atlanta. Master Wallace Wheeler has returned from the exposition. Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Welch are at home from the exposition. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Saks and Miss Estelle Slaughter are in Atlanta. Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Stowers have re turned from San Antonio, Tex. MaJ. J. G. Harris of the Alabama Bap tist, Montgomery, is in the city. Misses Nellie Deaoy and Clara O'Neil are at home from the Atlanta exposition. Misses Irene Leyens and Ophelia Levy have gone to Atlanta to see the exposi tion. Miss Eva Dement of Chattanooga is visiting Miss Eliza Lockhart, Eighth avenue. Mr. Albert Stratford left last night for Atlanta, where he will take in the expo sition attractions. Mr. W. R. Howard, chief deputy clerk of the circuit court, left last night for the Atlanta exposition. Superintendent A. J. Frazer of the Alabama Great Southern road has gone on a business trip to Seymore, Ind. Manager Ben Thiess and Treasurer A. P. Shaver of O'Brien's opera house have returned fronj the Atlanta exposition. Mr G. V McCormack. general mana ger of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Rail road company, has returned from the north. Miss Anna Morrow has returned from a visit to her sister. Miss Lucy Morrow, who is pursuing a course of study in Chi cago. Mr. Will and Miss Mamie Thompson of Oberlln, O., are visiting their broth er, Mr. S. E. Thompson, with whom they will spend a portion of the winter. T. C. King, 2026 First avenue, has re ceived 1000 pairs Bannister shoes—Cor dovan, French calf, patent leathers and enamel leathers. Twenty different styles tans. B, C, D, E lasts: price $4.50 and $5. Same elsewhere $6 and $7. Nine thousand pairs other kinds of ladies’, men’s and children’s, from 10 to 40 per cent reduc tion. See our Twentieth Century line. Florence Hotel Arrivals.—W. B. Fowlkes, city; S. H. Strickland. Johns, Ala..; William D. MoCleary. Lewlsburg, W. Va.; B. P. McMaster, Columbia. S C.; W. H. Morris and wife, city; Mrs. Charles Weil and daughter. Pine Bluff. Ark H. A. Camp, Lumberton. Miss.; R. A. Mac fle, Scotland; F. F. Ellis, city; Arthur H. Hope, Asbury Park. N. J.: C. E. Castle berry. Atlanta: W S. Johnson. Louis vIIIp, Ky.; Bruce Armstrong, Huntsville, Ala.; J. W. Lewis, Willis, Tex.; B, V. Warren. Louisville; William Scott. Nash ville; J. W. Grayson. Gurley: Dr. Judson Davie. Speigner; C. R. Newsom and wife. Columbus. Ga.; W. P. Parrish, New York; Ike Wilder. J. F. Nell, city; Meigs Davie. Pratt City; J F. Carroll. Cincin nati; D. R. Westervelt, H. M. Rodgers. New York; C. P. Erhman Petersburg, Va.: William Dempf. Indianapolis; W. K. Dick, Rochester, N Y.; L. F. Stricklin, Salem. O.; W. C. Jemison nnd children. Tuskaloosa: Miss Kate Jemison, Tuska loosa: J. O. Prude. Tuskaloosa; L. R. French. J. H. Brailsford, St. Louis; A. W. Crookshank, Atlanta: Mrs. Wilbur Brown, city; W. H. Simpson and family. New Decatur; Malcom C. Burke, Mont gomery: S. J. Carlton. Gallatin; H. M. Sulaman. New York; E. A. Ross, Macon. Ga.; W. S. Johnson. Louisville; John E. Logwood, Athens; J. J. Collins, Chicago; E. J. GPuer, Nashville. A young lady stenographer wanted. Apply Equitable Life offices, 20211st avenue. 12-3-2t*__ CIIARLE8 WHEELER’S CAREER. He Flew Pretty High and Then Committed Suicide. Cincinnati, Dec. 2.—Charles Wheeler, the defaulting cashier of the Cincinnati Abattoir company, who disappeared from here Saturday, was heard of today at Erlanger under sensational circum stances. Wheeler managed to evade the officers for some time, although Erlanger Is a suburb of the city. While in Erlan ger he met and made love to Miss Anna Fisher, and became secretly engaged to her. Afterwards It was discovered that he was a defaulter, and had a wife liv ing In Cincinnati. Wheeler then disap peared. Yesterday he returned to Er langer, and today Detective White of this city found him at the home of Miss Fisher. At sight pf the detective Wheel er drew a revolver and attempted to kill himself, but Miss Fisher threw her arms around his neck and prevented his firing for a time, but after a short struggle Wheeler succeeded in getting the weapon to his head and fired, failing forward. He expired Instantly. Wheeler comes frgm an aristocratic people, and was a thor ough scholar, having been educated for the priesthood. Old papers for sale cheap at this office. opean and Domes for a critiealexam DRUG AND Special Notice. To Serve our many city patrons, from MONDAY, DECEM BER i, our store will be kept open until 9 o’clock at night till after the holidays. Parties Buying in Quantity will do well to price our goods before buying. MEYER-MARX CO. The Only Exclusive Wholesale Liquors, Wines & Cigars, 118 19th St. SOLE AGENTS !FOE3 Original Budweiser Bottled Beer JOSEPH SCHLITZ, MILWAUKEE BEER. THE RACES. New Orleans Results. New Orleans, Dec. 2.—The cold wave that struck town did not affect the at tendance at the fair grounds, but seemed to have chilled the faverites, as not a sin gle one of them captured a purse. Cave Spring was a good thing in the handi cap, and all the books were badly hit on the race, some of the lucky betters getting as good as 25 and 30 to 1. The fifteen starters in the last race cut up so that It was nearly dark before they were dispatched to a good start, but the favorite. Major McLaughlin, was never prominent. A number of bookmakers, horsemen and jockeys arrived from Lexington to day. The weather was clear and the^track fast. The following were the summaries: First race, six furlongs, selling—Glad iola, 100 (D. Davis), 20 to 1, won; New house, 103 (Caywood), 5 to 1, second; Ni kika, 100 (Clay), 2 to 1, third. Time, 115%. Romance, Seabrook, Sauterne, Warsong, LaSalle (by Iroquois), Pert, Winchester, Bertrand and Georgia Smith also ran. Second race, seven and one-half fur longs, purse—Logan, 120 (Lamley), 2 to 1. won; Jake Zimmerman, 110 (Clerico), 10 to 1, second; Imp. Percy, 110 (J. Hill), even, third. Time, 1:36%. Orlnda, Sprite, Robert Latta and Kinnerene also ran. Third race, one mile, purse—Jim Hogg. 103 (J. Matthews), 3 to 1, won; Jim Flood, 103 (Knapp), 3 to 5, second; Miss Perkins. 101 (Clay), 12 to 1, third. Time, 1:43%. Brakeman. Curious, Ashaland, Cyantha, Royal Prince and Vida also ran. Fourth race, one mile, handicap—Cave Spring, 93 (Clay), 10 to 1, won; Squire G., 34 (A. Barrett), 7 to 5, second; Boos.-., 101 (Ham), 3 to 2. third. Time, 1:42. Cass, Equinox and Pan way also ran. Fifth race, one mile, pelllng—Lagni appe, 98 (Caywood), 6 to 1, won; Lester, 107 (Sheerin), 15 to 1, second; Lulu T.. 107 (Wynn), 5 to 1, third. Time, 1:42%. Man dolins, Ada L . Prytania, El Reno, Little Billy, Major McLaughlin. Liberty Bell, Tuscarora. King Michael, Anna McNai ry, George W. and Mate also ran. A MlNiSTER~~SHOT While Trying to Stop a Difficulty Between His Son and Another Man. Montevallo, Dec. 2.—(Special.)—Quite a serious difficulty took place this morn ing on the Seales place, about three miles east of here, as a result of which Rev. N. T. Lucas, a Baptist minister and farmer, will probably lose his life. It seems that a piece of land belonging to William Seales was sold at sheriff's sale some time since and bought In by George Kroell, a creditor of Seales'. Kroell rent ed the land to Lucas, who put a lot of hands on it, with his son in Charge, to sow it down in oats. While they were at work this morning a crowd consisting of P. O. West, William Seales, Jim Wiggins, Charles W. Cary, Charles Ambrose, C. C. Gentry and Kirk and Jim Sessions, appeared on the scene, and with drawn pistols and threats of violence drove them from the field. N. T. Lucas was not present at this time, but went to the field after dinner, when a difficulty arose between Ed Lucas, his son, and Pleas West. West came up with a pistol In each hand, and on discussing the diffi culty in the morning leveled his pistol at Ed Lucas and fired. Young Lucas picked up a rail and advanced on West, who again fired and continued to fire until his pistols were emptied. N. T. Lucas ran in to try and stop the difficulty, when William Seales shot him In the back with a double-barrelled shotgun. Lucas is thought to be fatally wounded. Mr. Lucas is well known throughout the county, and is a hard-working, hon est man, ENTS. tic Novelties and illation of* out* 8 to BRIC-A-BRAC LAVRETTA’S WILL BROKEN The Contestants Are Successful in Their At tempt to Set Aside His Last Will and Testament. Mobile, Dec. 2.—(Special.)—The Jury in the Lavretta will case returned a verdict Sunday‘evening, finding for the defend ants and holding that the instrument is not the last will and testament of John Lawrence Lavretta, deceased. This case, Involving the disposition of $200,000 worlh of property, has been on trial for nine weeks and has been hotly fought and contested by the best legal talent. The verdict gives universal satisfaction, as the sympathies of the entire community are with the daughters of deceased It was claimed that Mayor C. L. Lavretta unduly Influenced his father In making the will, which practically gave him ail the property. THE TIDE TURNING. A Democrat Elected Mayor of Central Falls by 47 Majority, Pawtucket, R. I., Dec. 2,-The munici pal election at Central Falls today was a turnover that was unexpected by the republicans. Dr. William Von Gotts chalk, democrat, was elected mayor by 47 plurality over the present Incumbent, Charles P. Noire, republican. The city council will be republican In both branches. We guarantee our prices to be the lowest. STOWERS FURNITURE CO., 1816 and 1818 2d avenue. _ll-28-tf Harris Asl# Protection. Augusta, Ga., Dec. 2.—A special to the Chronicle from Atlanta states that the negro named Harris, who was being looked for by parties near Rome, Ga., has turned up In Atlanta, and asks pro tection from the governor. It is believed the negro is insane. The governor will take proper measures In the case. ____ ■ ..■. Keeping Well is easier • than getting well. Regular habits and proper at tention to diet will insure health. Pure food is an es sential. Silver Churn Butterine . . ? is scientifically prepared for those who desire to keep well. 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