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NEGRO TRUSTY'S BRUTALITY"
He Beats an Insane White Woman Unmercifully. HEAVIEST FINE IMPOSED The Negro a Stevedore, and as Soon as His Deed Became Known Justice Was Meted Out. John Dixon, alias Fletcher, a negro, was given the heaviest punishment yes terday that Judge Feagin has Imposed. He was fined $250 and costs and given six months at hard labor for beating a white woman. Dixon Is a large, powerful negro. He was a trusty In the city jail, and his strength was often needed to handle re fractory prisoners. However, the offi cials were not aware that his strength might be employed to do violent Injury to the inmates of the prison. Several days ago two women were arrested for fighting. One of the women was white, and her clothing had been almost torn from her body. Clothing was furnished her and she was put iir a separate cell on account of her violent conduct. There was a broom in the cell, and the woman created considerable noise that night by beating on the cell. As there Is no one on watch at the door at night except Warden Cunningham, he called Dixon and told him to take the broom from th<« woman, and the brute, it is said, did so, but beat her cruelly with a strap. War den Cunningham did not hoar her cries, and knew nothing of the occurrence until yesterday morning, when an Investiga tion was begun through a letter from Dr, Searcy of the Tuskaloosa Insane asylum, where the woman was sent. The doctors letter to Judge Porter stated that the patient's body bore un mistakable evidence of cruel treatment while in a Birmingham prison, and that the woman said she had been beaten with a strap by a negro called "John.” Judge Porter at once summoned Sheriff Morrow, who discovered that the woman was sent to Tuskaloosa from the city prison. Chief of Police. T. C. McDonald was sent for, and as soon as the matter was presented he took active steps to bring Dixon before Judge Feagin, who gave him the full penalty of the law. Chief McDonald and Warden Cunning ham regret the unfortunate occurrence exceedingly. Some provision will be made Immediately that such a shocking affair shall not agnin disgrace the city. The night force of the city prison, It is said, has heretofore been tilled by one man, and It is suggested that responsible officials should be kept Inside the prison. . r It’s our treat if, on examina tion, you fail to discover that we carry the largest stock of first class family and fancy groceries in the city. JOHN FOX’S SONS. GREENSBORO. Thomas Wilburn Gives Himself Up—He Killed John Glover. Greensboro, Dec. 6.—(Special Corre spondence,)—Thomas Wilburn, who killed John Glover near Havana last summer one year ago, and who has been at large ever since, gave himself up to the sheriff of the county this morning. Wilburn and Glover got Into a political controversy, hot words ensued, the parties came to Mows, and In the difficulty Wilburn stabbed Glover with a knife, resulting fatally. Both parties were popular and highly esteemed and no one regrets the rash act more than WllbUrn, who is now in Jail. Habeas corpus proceedings will be instituted In a few days to release the defendant on bail. Mrs. William Selden of Faunsdale died at her residence in that place yesterday after an illness of many months and was interred in the family burial ground in Greensboro today. She was Miss Bettie Croom and was born and lived until her marriage to Captain Selden in this place, where she has many relatives and friends to mourn her death. She was well known throughout the canebrake region, where for many years her home was the seat of elegant hospitality and refine ment. Her husband and family have the sympathy of a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Miss Mary Peterson and Mr. F. P, Jorles w-ere married yesterday evening at 6 o'clock in the Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. F. M. Peterson officiating. The church was tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreens, the music was exquisite, the bride was beautiful In her elegant and costly costume and the groom handsomer than usual on the oc casion. All the appointments and sur roundings were marked with that ease, taste and elegance which are the born requirements of those accustomed to the walks of the upper circle of society, and the young couple thus launched upon the matrimonial sea have the blessings of a host of kind friends. Trunks; Trunks. We will shave prices this week to clean ti e n up. THE SMITH SHOE 00. A gold watch is a nice Christmas present. We have them in enamel and fine dia mord inlaid cases, Swiss and American movements. H. C. Abbott & Bro., jewelers, 121 North 20 Street. Established 18rt3„ Notice. We have Just received a carload of choice California wines, such as Clarets, Port, Sherry and White Wine. They are equal In quality to any imported wines; prices are within reach of everybody. Special inducements to parties buying by the barrel. Samples free of charge. Give us a call. M. & A. WISE, Corner Morris Ave. and 20th St. 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 Ladies opening of the larg est jewelry store in the South, Monday, December 9. Robert Sturges.____ i2-7-2t Come and see us in our new store, 2014 Second avenue. THE SMITH SHOE CO. DIAMONDS. Our stock is very complete. H C. Abbott & Bro., jewelers, 121 North 20th Street. Estab lished 1873. Good fishing at East Lake 12-l-tf_ . One of the most thoroughly delightful receptions Birmingham society has en joyed in some time was that given by Mrs. Robert H. Pearson, at her hand some home on the Highlands-yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Pearson is one of the most charming matrons Birmingham can boast, and the announcement of a social function at her home is a guarantee of a pleasant time. The reception yesterday afternoon was in honor of Mrs. Pear son’s guests, Mrs. Craik of Montgomery and her two lovely daughters, Misses Mary Martin and Juliette, who are spending a few days with imr. The drawing room, library and parlor were beautifully and tastefully decorated in pink and green, with smilax, ivy, palms, ferns and potted flowers in profusion. Mrs. Pearson and the guests of honor. Mrs. Craik and Misses Craik. received In the drawing rooms, Mrs. Judge Head and Miss Kate Hopkins in the library and Mrs. Wilmer Beard presided over the bowl in the dinning room. Mrs. Pearson was assisted in receiving by her lovely and accomplished daughter, Miss Mamie Pearson, and among others the follow ing: Mrs. G. W. Craik and Misses Craik. Mesdames R. N. Rhodes, Mortimer Wil liams, A. G. Smith, S. E. Thompson, W. B. Leedy, John London, James Bowron, Willis J. Milner, W. A. Walker, B. M. Starks, - Woodson, J. R. Smith, Jr„ Judge J. B. Head, T. H. Moulton, Wilmer Beard and Miss Kate Hopkins. The fol lowing ladles received: Misses Eloise Johnston of New York, Schryver, Mary Clare Milner, Augusta Sharpe, Patti Ruffner, Kate Morrow. Margaret Smith, Annie Brewer, Thompson and Mamie Cleary. Music was dispensed by a splendid string band. * * • Mrs. S. B. Fowlkes will entertain at cards Tuesday evening complimentary to Misses Stratton and Tatum of Memphis, who are her charming guests for a few days. • * • Miss Susie Hyde of Fayette is the guest of Miss Nellie Baldridge, Third avenue. • * * Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jemison gave a dining Friday evening to Mr. and Mrs. W. P. G. Harding. The guests were: Mr. and Mrs. W. P. G. Harding, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Jemison, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Pearson, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Rhodes, Mr. and Mrs. Sydneyham Moore. • * * Miss Ida May Dargln, who has been studying in Europe the past two years, has returned, and is with her mother at the Morris hotel. Her Birmingham friends are glad to welcome her home. • • m Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Shackleford have relurned form their honeymoon and are at home to their friends at Seventh ave nue and Twenty-second street. * * • A muslcale will be given by the “Hand Maidens” of the South Highlands Pres byterian church next Friday night. • • • Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Smith, Jr., have issued invitations to a reception which they will give next Friday evening at their handsome South Highlands home in honor of their lovely daughter, Miss Margaret. » * * The Southern club will give a german at their club rooms next Thursday even ing. • * * Miss I. Dashlell of Columbus. Miss., Is visiting Mrs. J. Evans Dunn of this city. • * • r The whist club will be entertained to imorrow night by Mias Lizzie Hutton, Eighth avenue. This will be the first meeting of the season of this popular club. » • • • The Cllonlan club was entertained Fri day afternoon by Mrs. Robert Cunning ham. An interesting paper on the his tory of Alabama was contributed by Mrs. John Wheeler and several poems by Ala bama poets were read by Mrs. E. P. Riggs. Two questions on Alabama histo ry were contributed by each member. The club will next be entertained by Mrs. Robert McLester, when Mis. Bar clay will read a paper on legends, prose and poetry of the Yuletide. The senti ments which surround the cradle of the Confederacy will be the subject of the historians. Misses Bessie Blinn and Susie Howze. • • a At the meeting of the Cadmean circle Friday afternoon at the residence of Mrs. S. D.Weakley Mrs. W. J. Milner and Mrs. Lovell debated most interestingly the “War of the Revolution," Mrs. Milner advocating the cause of the colonies and Mrs. Lovell that of George III Both pa pers had been carefully prepared and showed much study and research. The club will meet next Friday with Mrs. Milner, Park avenue. • • • The Philhedonian club will have an election of officers tomorrow night and arrange a programme for the holidays. m • • Miss Lucy Ethel Turner of Nashville will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Newman during the holidays. • * • Miss Emma Whitfield of Richmond, Va., and Miss Annie Fifer Erwin of North Carolina are visiting Gen. R. D. Johnston, South Highlands. • • * A pleasant furnace party was given last Friday night by a number of young i people. The evening was most delight fully spent. The following young people composed the party: Miss Whitfield with Mr. C. R. Plosser, Miss Virginia Sharpe with Mr. E. P. Lewis. Miss May Hooper with Mr. Wis ner, Miss Emily Koenig with Mr. T. Jf: Bradshaw, Miss Bertha Koenig with Mr. Lucien Brown, Miss Verner with Mr. Will Johnson, Miss Faree with Mr. Charles Davis, Miss Amy Jordan with Mr. Ed Johnson, Miss Mollie Jordan with Mr. John Farney. Chaperones—Mr. and Mrs. Haven. e « ■ There will be a grand musical service at the Church of the Advent tonight. All the music will be of a festive charac ter, and will be rendered by a choir of forty voices, with Mr. J. Morton Boyce at the organ. The occasion is that of Harvest Thanksgiving, and the follow ing service will be rendered: Organ voluntary, variations on grand hymn, Dr. Frost. Processional hymn, “Come Yfe Thank ful,” 193. Special Psalms, 103 Jacobs, 147—Boyce. “Magnificat”—Dr. C. H. Lloyd. "Nunc Dimittis”—Dr. C. H. Lloyd. Anthem, “From Song of Thanksgiv ing”—J. M. Boyce. Recitation, “O God, My Heart Is Ready.” Recitation, “Awake Thou Lute and Harp." Aria, “I Will Give Thanks.” Solo—Mr. J. E. Gililes. Chorus, “O Give Thanks”—The choir. Rymn, “O Lord of Heaven,” 477. Offertory, from “The Creation”— Haydn. Chorus, "The Heavens Are Telling.” Recessional hymn, “Praise to God,” ■ 191 Concluding voluntary, grand offertoire. m * m One of the most enjoyable socials of the year was the ladles’ reception ten dered the members of Cyrene Command ery, Knights Templar, by their wives. t'TMs was in return for the public installa tlon and luncheon given them during October. The following ladles were on committees: Committee on refreshments—Mesdames John R. Wheeler, George A. Blinn, Jr„ C. .R. Patterson, James Hlllhouse, D. J. Fox, W. O. Snyder, Charles Odom, P. Calame, Miss Merrill Frank. Committee on reception—Mesdames Dr. R. M. Cunningham, George Wheel ock, M. J. Edmonds. There were forty sir knights present, with their wives and lady friends. The refreshments were delicious, and served only as fair hands can dispense such delicacies. Sir Knight Charles Wheelock, past grand commander of Alabama, with Miss Bessie Blinn; Sir Knight William Pearce, with Miss Merrill Frank; Sir Knight George Blinn, Jr., eminent com mander, with Mrs. Joe Wheelock, led the three divisions of the grand march. The speech of thanks in behalf of the sir knights to the ladies was delivered by Sir Knight R. M. Cunningham in his original and inimitable style. • • • The following invitations have been is sued: "Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Carlisle re quest the honor of your presence at the marriage of their niece, Susie Carlisle, to Mr. George Huntington Harrison, on Thursday morning, December 19, 1895, at 5:30 o’clock. Roanoke, Ala.” • * • The Highland Book club will meet with Mrs. Victor Gage next Wednesday morn ing at 10:30 o’clock. • * • The social given by the ladies of the Central Presbyterian church last Friday evening was one of the most enjoyable yet given. The programme was rendered as published, with two exceptions. The young ladies and gentlemen taking part gave great pleasure to a large audience. The refreshments served were delicate and much relished. The "free will offer ing" was generous and gratifying to the ladles, for which they feel grateful to their friends. The hour spent in sweet social converse was of a most cordial character. * • * The Mendelssohn society will have their first grand concert this season in O'Brien’s opera house next Tuesday, the 10th instant. It will be one of the events of the season and will be attended by the admirers and patrons of this famous so ciety. The audience will be fashionable and there will be several parties coming from East Lake, Bessemer, Newcastle and Anniston. The city council and May or VanHoose have taken action regard ing the merits of this society, and the public good to our city such organiza tions prove to be, and will attend this concert in a body, occupying the boxes. Evening dress will be generally observed and a brilliant concert may be expected. Gov. W. C. Oates is expected from Mont gomery. We shall have our opening tomorrow. All are invited. ROBERT STURGES, Jeweler, 1924 First avenue. he liked Birmingham] Dr. G. C. Kelley, pastor of the First Methodist church, was In Birmingham last May and made an address to the state convention of the Christian En deavor society, which met here at that time. He was so well pleased with what he saw of Birmingham that he readily agreed to locate in this city at the bishop’s request. So the Christian En deavorers can count among their good deeds the fact that they have aided in giving Birmingham a valuable citizen and the First Methodist church an able and eloquent pastor. How are your feet? Keep them warm by wearing our cold proof shoe. THE SMITH SHOE CO. BRINGING THE PRESSURE TO BEAR. To the State Herald: I don't mind saying that I am a sound money democrat and would like to see Hon. R. H. Clarke succeed Mr. Pugh as United States senator, therefore I don't like the attempt some of Mr. Clarke's ostensible friends (but whose action Is prompted by dislike to Captain John ston) are making to force him to contest the nomination for governor next year. I am one of the many thousands of sound money democrats in Alabama who be lieve it best for the welfare of the party to allow Captain Johnston to have the nomination for governor without a con test. The scriptures tell us that It is vain to spread the net in the sight of the bird, and the snare these supposed friends of Mr. Clarke are spreading, in order to en trap him, will, I believe, prove unavail ing. Here is The Plan. Letters like the following are being sent out to various persons in Alabama: -, Dec. 3, 1895. Dear Sir: A movement is on foot over the state to bring out Hon. Richard II. Clarke of Mobile as the sound money candidate for the nomination against Captain Johnston. Can't you join in the movement, and get a few influential democrats to sign a petition similar to the enclosed, and write him a private letter? There is but little doubt that he will respond if approached correctly. Respectfully, etc., -. Form of Petition. Hon. R. H. Clarke— Dear Sir: The undersigned democrats of-are profoundly impressed with the danger of the political situation in Alabama. We Judge there is urgent need that a sound money man stand for the nomination to the office of governor." We believe that you are eminently quali fied. not merely too fill the office, but to rally the people, hold the convention and carry the state Tor the democracy. Such a service would be of incalculable benefit and would earn the lasting gratitude and respect of our party and people. Difficulty is often opportune, and this is one worthy of the best efforts of a high and patriotic ambition. Suggesting that "he gives twice who gives quickly,” and trusting that you will accede to the earnest calls of your fellow democrats in Alabama, of whom we are a few, we remain very respectfully, A blind man can see through a scheme like this, and I am sure Mr. Clarke will not be caught In any such trap, set bv a few rule or ruin fellows, who had rather see the democratic party go down to de feat than be thwarted in their purpose to dictate who shall be governor of the state of Alabama. Yours truly, _HARMONY. Warm Shoes and Slippers a specialty, at THE SMITH SHOE CO. IS HE WANTED? The Officers Arrest Charles Malone, Colored. Think He Is Wanted in Chattanoopa. The officers arrested a negro Friday night who gave his name as Charles Ma lone, on suspicion. It is alleged that Ma lone’s name is Will Dixon, alias Malone, and that he Is wanted in Chattanooga for murder, it being alleged he killed a wom an there about four years ago. A de scription of the negro has been sent for and the Chattanooga officers have been advised of his detention. Ten thousand volumes of miscellaneous hooks. Ask to see the little classics, 20 cents. American copyright books, 30 cents. Smith & Montgomery Book and Stationery company. One thousand boxes sweet Florida oranges. B. B. Hudson & Co. 12-6-2t-frl-su FIRST AVENUE is to Bir mingham what State street is to Chicago. Trade on First Avenue. - -——— WWAT Broadway is to New York First Avenue is to Birmingham. b Keep up with the procession. - * 1 1 1 r The Question Is: “Who Is Content With the Least Profit?” Aye, There’s the Rub. This Dollar Chasing Period Is on With a Vengeance. Watch the Prices. W Parasols A. , ANn /1 \ Umbrellas. Hard to get something appreciated more than a black Silk Parasol. Nice Xmas present, for a lady. Fancy Dresden handles, pretty import ed Root Handles, handsome inlaid pearl with sterling silver trimmings, nobby leather case Parasols, elegant for an Xmas gift. You can buy of us a black Silk Parasol guaranteed for 12 months. The ones we offer at $1.75, $1.98_up to f J $2.50 are values not to be found else where. Dress Goods. Monday you can buy of us 40-inch tine black French Serge, 75c grade, at 49c. The $b5(J a yar^ 54-lnch soft diagonal bfaelc goods’ fit 99c.’ ' . • Black 54-lnch at $1.25. Broadcloth at S9cv , bTobby co!or?3 Mixtures in all wogl Dress Goods at 49c and 63c., regular value 75c and $1.00, Up-to-date line of Plaids for waists, all wool, at 50c, 75c and 99c. i Dine colors in Dadles' Cloth, value $1.00 — a Vard. new 74c, 54 Inches wide. MANY OTHERS. , t ' i Ladies’ I f 1 Wraps. ! caol-'w Jackets of Pilk Boucle, full mandolin sleeves, the $20.00 kind, now go at $12.50. Chinchilla Jackets, full melon sleeves, can be had of us for $4.50. value else where at least $7.50. | Capes of heavy Kersey at $2.48. No + doubt in our minds that some people are « paying $4.50 at some of the stores for the same goods. A universally popular Cape shown by us at $5.00 of heavy Melton or Beaver that no one expects to buy for less than $8.50. It Is nicely braided and stitched. About 100 different wfap "cuts" to select from. We do not expect the expense of a day's business on one or two Trunks! We are satisfied with Interest on the fhoney Invested on each Trunk. You find here popular priced Trunks. New Trunks—no old landmarks make up our selection. You name or monogram placed on them free of charge If you say so. In fact, anything Is done to please you. Call and price them. 16 to 1 you buy one. - * j DOLLS! ' DOLLS! 8 We have an im j mense line. Handsomely dressed ones! Kid Body Dolls! Jointed Dolls! In fact, any kind y<Ju may wish , amli Here are no fancy ^prices attached to thbm. Have a look h.t our Doll Window oa» the corner. / r‘ mi Here you can be suited In style, price and quality. To be found in our Millinery Depart ment iis the latest decrees of Dame Fashion, , i Elegant line of “Tams.’’ 'k ■ ? Just l to . Make i Things Lively, we will sell “Onleta” Ladles’ Union Suits, button on the shoulder, at 99c. You know what they are worth. The $1.75 Oneita Union, Suit at $1.23. The $2.25 Wool Oneita Suit at $1.68. You can buy from us Ladies’ all wool shaped Vests at 99c. These goods are straight value elsewhere at $1.50. I’ants to match. Don’t delay. Men's shield bosoh and plate back Wool Shirts and double seat Drawers at 99c. You pay $1.50 each for these gar ments generally. How about a derby ribbed, winter weight Shirt and Drawers at 99c a suit. Good value for $1.50. Ladies’ Plaid ..Waists Dressmaker made from $1.08 up. Ladles' shirred Silk Waists, black, the $7.50 kind, new. full sleeves, at $5.98. Other styles at a nominal figure. Ladies’ colored all wool Serge Waists at $3.15. You would willingly pay $4.50 for the same. Gloves! Gloves! Xmas will soon be here. What Is nicer than a pair of Gloves? For the same money you can buy of us the genuine "Foster" Glove. No other Birmingham store has them. Wo claim and can prove that "Fos ter’s" $1.50 Glove Is as good as any $2 90 Glove In tills city. Four-button Kids at 6Sc. ! The Glove you pay $1.00 for elsewhere you buy here at S9c. “Foster" Gloves start at $100—black and colored. Evening Gloves—full line here for your selection. * At a Small Outlay you may make an Xmas gift. What Is more desirable to a woman than a pretty white apron? Our prices on these goods from 25e up to $1.50. Do not procrasti nate. Select one or more at once. BEGINNING TOMORROW NIGHT WE WILL BE OPEN UNTIL g p. m. UNTIL AFTER THE HOLT DA YSy alloiuing you a chance to come with your husbands at their leisure. Come and select Xmas goodst have them put [ away for you or shipped away. ^ ' - ---^