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GOSSIP FROM WASHINGTON.
A Member Not a Very Great Man at the Cap ital—Mrs. Cleveland's New Year Reception. Washington, Dec. 13.—(Special Corre spondence.)—Washington is beginning to look like itself once more. Pennsylvania avenue—"the” avenue, a.s the Washing tonians call It—is again the thorough fare for several hundred distinguished official feet that pass to and from the capitoL There Is a wonderful difference In the city when congress is in session and when It is not. At present the news papers are full of “rooms for rent," ad vertisements that invariably wind up with "suitable for a member of con gress.” If all the members were to en gage the vacant space waiting for their hard-earned ducats they would spend a good part of their year's salary in one mouth. One of the most delightful places in the world in which to live—the greater part of Washington is made up of board ing houses. Many persons take in board ers while in Washington who before they came here rejected the idea with scorn. It's a peculiar thing, but this boarding business has become a regular craze. Of course the really moneyed folks are not subject to it, but nearly everyone else i nunc nnu unveil l uiuiiry wain m gci it and yet live as if they already had it— in a handsome house with well-trained servants. The deceased husbands of a great many women now taking boarders once occupied important official posi tions, but met with reverses. It is re ally pathetic to hear such women tell about the good times they had when In Spain or France. Another specie of the boarding house keeper is the once wealthy one, whose daughter cannot reconcile herself to her changed circumstances, and speaks of the young men lodgers as “distant rela tives.” Of course the young men are nice fellows, or she would not care to claim kinship, but sometimes her little fibs are of no use, when one of her fe imale friends says to the young man, - “Your cousin told me so and so.” Of course he immediately expresses surprise and informs her that his cousins are all in Nebraska. The congressman’s position in Wash ington is a queer one. There are so many of his kind—so much chaff among the wheat—that he has rather lost than gained prestige. In society the local set look down with contempt upon the offi cial set, and vice versa. The other day I heard one young lady remark to an other who had just said in a reverential tone, “He’s a congressman," “My dear, when you have been here for a little while you will learn that a congressman Is of no more importance than a' police man!” The wife of a reporter on a local paper went room-hunting the other day. At one house the landlady sized her up as a Mrs. M. C., and said, “I suppose your husband is a member?” “Oh, no,” answrered Mrs. Reporter a little stiffly. She thought the woman im pertinent, and didn’t care to lie mistaken for a congressman’s wife and then have to tell that her husband was the police reporter on an obscure paper. The landlady was profuse in her apolo gies. "I beg your pardon,” she said. “Excuse me for my mistake; but, really, I think some of the members are right nice." Evidently that woman thought her 'would-be roomer belonged to the lo cal set who turn up their noses and draw: down the corners of their mouths in dis gust at the mention of Senator Blank, and speak of the president and his wife as “the Clevelands.” “The Clevelands” end all their retinue of office-holders don’t bother themselves very much about the lnsectine jealousy of native-born ■Washingtonians, and so let them severe ly alone, for they know that were they to take the trouble of searching the offl iclal records they would probably discover (that Miss Local’s grandfather was not I. too proud to occupy a clerkship under } JUnole Sam. . , »< Nat Goodwin, the actor, amused large r large audiences all last week with his ' hew play, “Ambition,” which purports to portray Washington life. There have ?o far been two good plays of Washing on life, “The Senator” and “A Texas Steer,” both of which are excellent. I"Ambition” is a greatly exaggerated, un real play. Nat Goodwin is too good an nctor not to make the most of his part as Senator Beck, a man who is far too good to be anything like a real senator, and who, besides making beautiful pa triotic speeches about the wisdom of the president and the greatness of these United States and the tremendous ruling powers possessed by the people, is able to do what no one of his real live col leagues could do, and that is to sit in hitj parlor and. as I heard a congressman say, "rule things at the capitol by means of a wire—do the same with a na tional convention at Chicago, secure the passage of bills over the president's veto, and make love to a girl—all at the same time. No one of the characters, however, ■was quite so badly overdrawn as that of Major-, supposed to be a south ern gentleman and politician. If the play bill had stated that the major was a negro posing as a white man It would have told the truth. No such southern major ever existed. He was a red nosed man whose only thought seemed to be mint julips and nigger dialect, together with numerous jerky hows from the waist, which would have done credit to a plantation band. As for his share in politics, the major took the part of the d ■■ who was always waiting for a bone. It is a shame that such overdrawn things are placed on the stage. No won der northern people have a crude con ception of the southern gentleman as he used to be and is now.. Can you blame thNew Year's Day Mrs. Cleveland will hold her first public reception of the sea son and then society will go Into its proper swing. By the way, have any of you Birmingham people ever attended one of Mrs. Cleveland’s public recep tion? If so. I know that when it was all over you shook hands with yourself and said you would never go again. That’s the first good resolution a good many people make on New Year’s. A card reception is bad enough—crowded rooms, stifling atmosphere, torn clothes, lost Jewels and all that sort of thing, but the very thought of a public one makes one dizzy. First, you stand In line with all sorts of Dicks. Toms and Harrys of both colors, and with Marys, Jennies and Sal lies of like description. If you are about two hours ahead of the schedule recep tion time you may get a chance to head the procession, which gradually gets longer and longer, until It Is two blocks In length. If, however, you are late, you •will be obliged to locate yourself at the tail end of the line and stay there for several hours while those In advance are being admitted—a few at a time—by a half dozen stalwart policemen. You put in your leisure time In standing first on one foot and then on the other, making friends with your fellow sufferers by keeping up a g-ood-natured conversation about your mutual woes. This will cov er a great deal of time, but not nearly so much as the remarks you make when some new comer slips In ahead of you who have been two hours getting one block nearer the goal. Finally you reach the steps that lead to the porch. Then comes the greatest strain of all, for when people have been moving at a snail’s pace for several hours they nat urally rush when they reach their desti nation. Did I say rush? I should have said crush, for every man looks out for himself, and woe betide the weak person iivha happens to be In the midst of the ^ fray. I mysejf. have been almost lifted up those steps by the struggling men and women around me. At any rate, that's the only way I could account for how I ever got on the porch. A chance for gaining breath is given you when passing along the porch to the White House door, where another struggle must take place. Once inside you are all right, though the crowd is-dense and the air denser. In fact the air Is so heavy with the strains of the marine band, and the gas light, and the perfume from the flowers and women’s pocket handkerchiefs, that when you are hur ried past a long line of bewilderingly be dressed and bejeweled ladies, one of whom gives you a hearty hand-shake, you feel as if you had been dreaming until the open air is reached. Then you soliloquize in this way: “I waited four hours to see Mrs. Cleveland and I’ll be dog-gone if I can tell how she looked or what she had on.” M. H. S. WHAT DOCTORS SAY About re-ru-na as a Remedy in All Diseases of Winter—Coughs, Colds and Catarrh Pe-ru-na cures catarrh, coughs, colds, Is well-known to both the medical pro fession and the people generally: it is un doubtedly the most popular remedy for this class of diseases in existence. La grippe, with all its dire consequences, is alpo curable by this remedy. Dr. D. P, Niehart, Nebraska City, Neb., writes as follows: ''I am so well pleased with the works of Pe-ru-na in the numerous cases I have been using it during the past two years that I cannot refrain from Inform ing you of the good results obtained. I deem it useless to detail every case (for they are many) in which I have used and prescribed this remedy, but I will say that I have never been disappointed in results. I have used not dozens, but hundreds of bottles. I am a physician of fifty-eight years' constant practice, and am always willing to recommend any thing of service to suffering humanity. Pe-ru-na stands first and foremost in my estimation of all proprietary medicines." Later he writes: “Since writing you I have used three cases of Pe-ru-na. I find daily use for it in my practice." Dr. Hartman has used Pe-ru-na as a remedy for chronic catarrh for nearly forty years. He has cured hundreds of thousands of cases. Anyone wishing to write the doctor will receive a prompt re ply free. A 64-page book on chronic ca tarrh, instructively illustrated, will be sent for a short time free. Address the Pe-ru-na Drug Manufacturing company, Columbus, O. McKINLEY’S MOTHER. Her Modest Account of a Son in Business in Columbus. Pittsurg Commercial Gazette. “A short time since," said Thomas F. Turner, ex-city solicitor of Canton, O., “while coming from the west on one of the Pennsylvania trains. I fell into con versation with the conductor of the Pull man car, who related an interesting -n cldent, which is certainly worth repeat ing. He said: “ 'While on one of my runs from Chi cago to Pittsburg I observed an elderly lady seated all alone in my car, and see ing that she was endeavoring in vain to adjust the window near her seat I prof ferred my assistance, which she grate fully accepted. “ ‘There were no other passengers in the car, and after fixing the window I dropped into an adjoining peat and en gaged in conversation with the old lady, who. I soon discovered, despite her ap parent modesty, to be unusually well in formed. “ ‘The conversation drifted from one subject to another until I happened to mention the fact that before entering the railway service I had been engaged in business at Columbus, O. The old lady remarked that she had a son who was living in Columbus. I said to her: “It is quite likely I know your son. I was in business in Columbus a great many years and have a very large ac quaintance with its people.” “ ‘No,’ she said, ‘you will scarcely know him. as he has only been in Columbus a few years.’ “ ‘But,’ said I, ‘I'm still a frequent vis itor there and may have met him.’ “ 'The old lady made no answer to this, but, turning her face, looked out of the car window at the autumn-tinged fields and hillsides that were gliding by. I had not made so bold as to ask the name of her son. but finally ventured to ask if he was engaged in any business. The old lady half turned her face and said: “Well, yes; my son Is engaged In bus iness," and again she turned her eyes to the hills and fields. I thought I could observe a slight shade of color creeping Into the old lady's pale cheeks, and as I pressed my inquiries about her son I thought she showed signs of slight em barrassment. I sought to read her thoughts as we sped along, and I won dered whether the thoughts of her son excited by our accidental conver sation were such as to give joy or sorrow to a mother's heart. At last I ventured to ask: “In what kind of bus iness is your son engaged?" “ ‘For a moment the old lady did not reply. I feared my question had pained her. She looked round at last. The blood had mounted to her cheeks until she was blushing like a school girl. “ ‘My son, just now,’ she said ‘is gov ernor of Ohio.’ “ ‘The Information could not have been more modestly given had William Mc Kinley been but an humble clerk In a dry goods store instead of the governor of a great state and the most talked of man In America.” Do not these times justify you in saving the 25 cents? If so, buy a dollar bottle of whisky for 75 cents. H BARNARD, 209 and 21119th Street. Open until 9:30 p. m. 12-13-If _ American Products in France. The United States consul at Limoges, Walter T. Griffin, in a report made to the secretary of agriculture, writes very en couragingly of the prospects of American canned meats in France. At present the price of fresh meat is abnormally high in France and, therefore, French canned meats cannot compete with American. Regarding smoked meats he reports that hams, shoulders and bacon can be sold anywhere in France at a good profit. He mentions a fact coming under his own observation, which should receive the at tention of our chambers of commerce— viz., the finding of "pieces of foreign matter in lard taken from packages said to come from the United States.” And such fraudulent practices. It seems, are more or less frequently resorted to, the result, of course, being to diminish trade and "to degrade American food prod ucts." Mr. Griffin must have knowledge of similar “tricks of trade” in sundry other lines of goods, for after writing of the favorable openings for cotton seed oil and oil cake, he adds: “It only re quires patience, care and, above all, strictly honest dealings to greatly In crease the importation of these articles Into France." The .New York chamber of commerce would do well to invite Con sul prlffln to relate his experience. A1 way sin season, always up with the procession, always accommodating and always give you the best in the mar ket at the Metropolitan bar. ll-12-t£ BIRMINGHAM MUSIC CLUB Will Present Mme. Eppinghousen Bailey and Supporting Artists at Seals’Music HaH December 1 7. For their third entertainment Mme. Eppinghousen Bailey and company .in cluding Miss Bertha Eppinghousen, a reader of national note, will be by the Birmingham Music club presented at Seals' Music hall on Tuesday evening, December 17. This attraction was billed to appear here recently, but failed to make connection at Chattanooga. There is nothing better on the road. The Atlanta Constitution^says: The auspicious openitjg of the Atlanta Chautauqua assembly In the Grand last night presages a brilliantly successful session this year. The attendance was very large, the au dience being composed of the best class of people, and the entertainment was even better than was promised by the Chautauqua directors. > The star of the evening was Mme. Ce cilia Eppinghousen Bailey. Her high rep utation as a lyric artist had preceded her, and the expectations of the audience were raised very high. The gifted singer, however, sustained herself admirably, unu won me gouu opinion oi cmjuuc. She possesses a yoice of exceptional range and adequate power, which has been cultivated to a point beyond which it were impossible to go. Her vocaliza tion is artistic In the highest degree and her taste is irreproachable. She is en dowed with the artist temperament, and feels intensely all she sings. This is the secret or the amazing power she exerts over her audience. Her versa tility was disclosed in the wide range of her work. She was equally as effi cient in the naive lullaby, the dramatic “Der Asra,” by Rubinstein, the roman tic song by Nevin and the Jewel Song from Gounod’s "Faust.” The last named selection she acted as well as sang, and the stage accessories enhanced the merit of the performance. The “Inflammatufl” showed clearly with what wonderful power she is endowed as an oratorio singer. Mme. Bailey made a distinctly favora ble Impression upon the audience, and when she sings again she will be certain to draw a large crowd. dec 14-sat-sun-tus LEMON ELIXIR. A Pleasant Lemon Tonic. For biliousness. Constipation, Malaria Colds and the Grip. For Indigestion, Sick and Nervous Headache. For Sleeplessness, Nervousness and Heart Disease. For Fever, Chills, Debility and Kidney Disease, take Lemon Elixir. Ladies, for natural and thorough or ganic regulation, take Lemon Elixir. Dr. Mozley’s Lemon Elixir is prepared from the fresh juice of lemons, com bined with other vegetable liver tonics, and will not fall you In any of the above ' named diseases. 60c and $1 bottles at druggists. Prepared only by Dr. Mozley, Atlanta, Ga. At the Capitol. I have just taken the last of two bottles of Dr. H. Mozley’s Lemon Elixir for nervous headache, lfidlgestion, with diseased liver and kidneys. The Elixir cured me. I found It the greatest medi cine I ever used. J. H. MENNICH, Attorney, 1225 F Street, Washington, D. C. Lemon Hot Drops. Cures all Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Sore throat, Bronchitis, Memarrhage and all throat and lung djseases. Ele gant, reliable. 25 cents at druggists. Prepared only by Dr. H. Mozley, Atlanta, Ga. Catching the Captain. London Tid-Bits. The captain of a certain large sailing vessel is probably the m ist polite officer ' in the whole mercantile service, He has, howevqr, a great Idea of his own import ance and loses no opportunity of im pressing it upon his crew. In particular he Insists upon being addressed as "sir” by every one on board. One day a new hand joined tin? ship and a short time after leaving harbor, being a seasoned old salt, he was Intrusted with the wheel. The captain came up and put the usual question: "How’s her head?” “Nor’-by-east,” answered the old tar, very gruffly. “My man,” suavely answered the cap tain, "on this craft when one of the crew speaks to me he gives a title of respect. Don’t you think you might do so, too? Now. how’s her head?” "Nor’-by-east, I tell yer,” shouted the tar. displaying not a little irritation. “I’m afraid you don’t quite under stand me,” responded the captain, good humoredly. "Let me relieve you a; the wheel and then do you take my place and ask me the question. I will then show you how it should be answered.” They accordingly changed places. “’Ow’s her ’ead?” roared the tar. "Nor’-by-east, sir," replied the cap tain, with the emphasis on the sir. “Then keep her so, my man, whilst I goes forrard and has a smoke,” was the startling rejoinder from the old repro bate, who calmly commenced to suit the action to the word. For the first time on record the captain lost his temper. The right "aa." m the right place will-always bring re sults. Try a space in the State Herald’s “Cheap Columns.” Charges nominal for all ex cept “Situations Wanted,” which are free. SOUTHERN RAILWAY. Atlanta Exposition — Improved Railway Service. Tickets are on sale via the Southern railway to Atlanta on account of the ex position at rate of $3.80 for the round trip, good returning within seven days from date of sale, and $5.55 for the round trip, good returning within fifteen days from date of sale, and $7.55 for the round trip, good returning until January 7, 1896. The exposition Is now open In full force and every one should take advantage of the opportunity to attend. Three trains dally, Birmingham to At lanta— No. 38 Lv Blr. 5:55 am. Ar Atlanta 11:40 am No. 36 Lv Blr. 3:35 pm. Ar Atlanta 8:55 pm No. 12 Lv Blr. 12:15 am. Ar Atlanta 6:55 am All trains carrying Pullman sleeping cars. Effective October 6, the Southern has added another train to the service be tween Atlanta and New York. The "Ex position Flyer” leaves Atlanta at 4 p. m. and arrives at Washington at 11:45 a. m. and New York at 6:23 p. m. Only twen ty-five hours from Atlanta to New York. Returning train leaves New York via Pennsylvania railroad at 11 a. m. and ar rives Atlanta 10:20 following morning. Train will be a solid vestibule of Pull man drawing room sleepers between New York, Washington and Atlanta and first class vestibule coaches between Atlanta and Washington. The schedule of No. 86, known as the "United States Fast MaU,” has been changed between Atlanta and Washing ton, lessening the time out between At lanta and New York. Train now lenves Atlanta at 11:15 p. m. and arrive* Wash ington at 9:40 p. m., New York 6:23 a. m. For Information apply to Li. A. SHIPMAN, T. P. A., 10-10-tf_2201 First Avenue. Good fishing at East Lake. 12-l-tf -+■ - .-—^— \ ■ MIGRATION OF BIRDS. They Fly at Great Altitudes and Attala Speed Well Nigh Incredible. ' j Tlio investigations of tho celebrated irtist and savant, Heinrich Gootke, have thrown an Interesting light on many facts ■itherto unknown concerning the migra tions of birds. It has been noticed that when the timo of departure comes the birds vanish as if by magic. This is ex plained in various ways. Tho migration flight is always at an extremely lofty alti tude, and it also takes place generally at night. . The structure of birds renders them ca pable of existing at an incredible height. They can nsoend to an elevation of from 85,000 to 40,000 feet, and at snob heights sustain great muscular efforts for consid erable lengths of timer At this altitude birds attain to astonishing speed, a speed which seems to .come to them simply for tho purposo of migration. While the swallow is supposed to fly with the speed of tlio fastest train, the northern blue throat, a bird which under normal conditions only hops, makes tlio journey from central Africa to Helgoland in a spring night of scarcely nino hours. Its average rate is therefore 180 geograph ical miles an hour. AIJU * UjjlUia JJ1UTCI, IRGUIIIJU^ vVJ IH1. Gootke, travels at tlio ruto of four miles a minute—that Is 240 miles an hour. This incredible speed is of course only attained at great altitudes, where tho extreme rar ity of tho air causes loss loss of • muscular power in overcoming friotion and there is no wind to net as an Impediment to prog ress. What guides birds in their migration!1 After BO years’ study Mr Gootke refuses oven to attempt an answer of this ques tion from a scientific point of view. What odds to the mystery is that young birds of the year—their ego not exceeding 6 or 8 weeks—perform this first journey of their lives with the same unerrVg cortalnty as tho old individuals which follow a mouth or so later.—Pittsburg Dispatch. -—-—•% THE WEALTH OF NATIONS. We Lead the World, With England Sec ond and France Third. Tho United States is the richest country in tho world, according to M. G. Francois, the eminent French statistician, who has been making a careful study of the wealth of 10 of tho principal nations of tho globo. It will Interest penniless people to know that the calculator estimates the riches of this country at 313,000,000,000 francs, or, reckoning 5 francs to tho dollar, uonrly *03,000,000,000. England is the next, with 265,000,000, 080 francs, and Franco Is the third In line, h ilng the possessor of 226,000,000,000. Go rim ny’s fortuno is considerably less, o lly 161,000,000,000, and tho Busslan om p re, though far more vast, is considerably p lorer, with but 12,000,000,009. Tho actual amount of money possessed b < the various nations bears hut a feeble p oportion to tho above' figures of national vt ealth. The Bank of France, for example, if responsible for only about' 6,600,000,000 fi silos, ora llttla less than 3 per cent of 1 tl o total fortuno c4'that country, whilo o her countries have still less cash in their p icketB and strong 'boxes, for Franco has tl e greatest per capita wealth of tiny coun ti y in tlio world. Throe stntes possess more than 60,000, 0' 0,000 and less than 100,000,000,000 each. Austria-Hungary, 82,000,000,000; Spain, £ ei,000,000,000, and Italy, 64,000,000,000. The fortunes of the 11 other countries vary bftwoen 3,000,000,000 and 34,000,000,000 francs.—New York World. In all evils which admit a remedy, im patienco should bo avoided, because it wastes that time and attention in com plaints which, if properly applied, might remove tho cause.—Johnson. The wiso man Is he who asks a great deal of nilvico and takes a very little of it. ._♦ oti Vmrs. (Her Face\ was her Fortune—Why ? Because I £ she mude it perfect by tho constant m / ^HEISKELL’S SOAP. \ \ Heiskell’s soap stimulates sluggish pores* a to healthy uction, thus producing a clear 1 #smooth skin, free from all blemishes. / HEISKELL’S OINTMENT I £ cures permanently all forms of skin a M Disease. For Tetter, Eczema or, Iting £ Worm, it has no equal. Quickly re- £ moves Pimples, Black liouds, etc. M Sold by Dnugi.its or sent by mail. Olnt*^ y meat, 50 c m. per box. Roup, 25 et*. 1*^ m Send atsnip for free "ample or Soap, B JOHNSTON, HOLLOWAY * CO., % I 6a 1 Commerce Street, I’liiludclpbln. 10-23-wed-fri-su-wky-ly COAL! orona | joal Co Office and Yard: Cor. Avenue A and 22d Street. —♦— ,J, kVe sell more lump coal than any yaW in the city.' Joe R.. Cook, . Manager. TELEPHONE 1020. Write to usjor ew^hinj Wtnn musiG. sd\ls-bros JII05 N 2101 H’/WE. JBIAWN6HVA *L*S CHEAP CHRISTMAS GOODS! Matchless Toys ! Beautiful Dolls 1 Interesting Games ! Hand some Books! Birmingham’s Holiday Quarters! Have just received $20,000 worth of Holiday goods which must be dispos ed of before Jan. 1. Largest assortment of Christmas presents in tha south. 25 dozen large fancy horns.$ 5 100 dozen dolls, long flowing hair.$ 23 17 dozen 10c Jack in boxes. 3 13 dozen 10c bellow toys. 3 72 dozen 10c painted vases. 5 350 dozen large Christmas candles, 27 dozen decorated china cups and sau- dozen. 9 cers. 15 24 dozen assorted colored doll babies... 33 50 dozen 25c tin toys. 9 30 dozen doll furniture. 10 36 dozen beautiful china tea sets. 9 45 dozen assorted 10c games. 5 92 dozen large china dolls. 9 72 dozen fancy 10c cap pistols. 5 24 dozen 2oc painted carts. 12 17 dozen 10c picture hooks. 5 12 dozen $1.50 steel axle wood wagons.. 99 41 dozen 50c red chairs. 23 10 dozen good size velocipedes. 1 98 12 dozen $2 hobby horses. 1 25 Solid car load of Bicycles, Tricycles, Velocipedes, Iron Wagons, Wheel Barrows, Handy Wagons, Hobby Horses, Hocking Horses, Chairs, Toy Furniture, Desks, Tool Chests, Black Boards, Drums, Sewing Tables, Doll Buggies, etc. Mountains of Toys and Dolls; large assortment Sewing, Manicure, Shaving and Smoking Sets; beautiful display rich cut glass and Haviland dinner sets; handsome line Dresden, French and Japanese Cups and Saucers; William Rogers’ 1847 Orange, Salad, Soup, After Dinner, etc., sets in plush cases at reduced prices. Big stock Japanese and Art Goods. Grand assortment of Damps. Come and bring the children to see our astonishing bargains and Santa Claus. 1 JOHN W. O’NEILL CO. T H E F A. I R ” 2020 SECOND AVENUE AND 2021-23 THIRD AVENUE. JKarSpeeial Prices to Merchants. FOR ALL, OLD AND YOUNG, There are shoes In St. Nicholas’ bag. If he hasn’t enough to go aroun l we have. Our stock is equal to the occasion. Every foot can be accommodated, warmly, comfortably and handsomely with the best shoes, slippers, rubbers, etc., that can be produced. It’s great footwear we carry, at prices os pleasant as an Xmas morning. No one will be more pleased, even by Santa Claus’ visit, than you’ll be with our shoes, as we supply them at such jolly figures as from 75c to $5 In ladies’, and men’s from 95c to $6. Ladies buy nothing but fresh goods from us; try our great $1.50, $2, $2.50 and $3 line; they are the latest twentieth century. The latest fad in ladies' shoes is our tailor-made tan lace twentieth century shoe. We carry the finest line of men’s shoes in the south. Try our great $2, $2.50 and $3 men’s fine shoes In all styles. All kinds of repairing done while you wait. Bargains always in stock for country merchants. “ err lJTPT)P L1 1910 First Avenue, Wholesale and Retail I UjlilllEJ, Shoer. Annual sales, $200,000. Largest Shoe House in Alabama. 2008 First Avenue. eeaotifiii Calendars, Booklets am cmistfs Cams. Thousands of volumes of miscellaneous books. Hundreds of volumes of artistic books for presents. Many little volumes of devotional books. All the latest and best books for the youths of our land. Board books, color books, toy books and linen books for the little tots. Bibles and Prayer Books, A Bagster Bible, divinely circuit, large size, maps, reference helps and con* cordance, only $1.45; with patent index $2.25. Si£i' Toys of all kinds. Dolls, doll carriages, velocfpedes and iron wagons. The Metropolitan Hotel and Restaurant Nos. 8 and 10 North 20th Street, Corner Morris Avenue. NEXT TO THE UNION DEPOT. REGULAR MEALS, 25 CENTS. The Birmingham Undertakers and Funeral Directors Have moved to the Watts building, corner Twentieth street and Third avenue, and are fully prepared with a first-class stock of burial cases, robes, etc., and will give prompt and efficient services to its patrons. It belongs to no combi nation. The finest funeral car and carriages in the city. DOC Sag Qn Embalmer. I H. Ed Warner, Funeral Director 12-1-su-wT-frl-tf Will Ta.l<e Orders -FOR Blue Points, Bonsecours, Lynnhavens, N. Y. Saddle Rocks. Best Selects, 50c per hundred. Plants, 75c per hundred. Norfolk plants, $1.25 per 100. Brooms’ Fish and Oyster Market, No. 11}4 Twentieth Street. Chlobeater’i English Diamond Braid. Pennyroyal pills Original and Only Genuine. A •arc, alwavH reliable, ladies ask o\ Druggist far' Chiekeeter a English Dla-Mnj\ mond Brand in Red and Void ni*taHio\\||g ntoaes. sealed with blue ribbon. Take \djjr [no other. Refuse dangerous substitu- ▼ lions and imitations. At Druggists, or send 4c. in stamp* tor particulars, testimonial* and “Relief for badlf«,H •« letter, h» return Mall. 10.000 Testimonials. Sams Paper. / Chicke»ter Chemical Co.,Ma<ll«on kquui u, •old by all Local Druggists. I’hILud*-, Fa. 27 we sat bu Xy wky eotf ly A. Slxa/ve fcr Ten. Cents. siair c-ut fox 25 Cent*. 3D. LOFTIEST, 117 20th Street. Skilled whito baruera. 11-6-tt Admin Orator’s Sale. State of Alabama, Jefferson County—Pro bate Court. E. W. Linn, deceased, estate of. Notice is hereby given that under, by vir tue of and as ordered and directed in and by a decree duly rendered on the 21st day of May, 1895, in the administration of the said estate of E. W. Linn, deceased, I, T. H. Molton, the undersigned, as administrator of the said estate of E. W. Linn, deceased, will sell, for the payment of the debts of said estate, at 12 o'clock noon, on TUESDAY, THE 17TH DAY OF DECEM BER, 1895. at public auction, to the highest bidder, in front of the court house of said county, in the city of Birmingham, the following real estate belonging to said estate, to-wit: Two lots or parcels of land in the city of Birmingham, said county and state, being together, 100 feet square on the northwest corner of the intersection of 20th street and 5th avenue, and upon which is situated a brick residence; said lots or parcels of land being known and described, according to the present plan and survey of said city, as lots 21 and 22, in block 47. And also the following real estate belong ing to said estate, to-wit: An undivided one-half interest in forty acres of land ly ing and being in said county and state, near the town of Clifton, and described by num bers, as follows: The southwest quarter of northeast quarter, section 18, township is, range 2 west. Terms of sale: One-half cash; balance within six months, with interest from date of sale—the credit payments to be secured by the notes of purchasers with at least two good and sufficient sureties. T. H. MOLTON, As Administrator of the Estate of E. W. Linn, Deceased. nov 24-snn-4t D. B. Luster, The :8th Street PRACTICAL SHOEMAKER, 2 i 7 Kjlh Street, Has added a general lino of FACTORY MADE SHOES to his custom department. 10-12-2m