MORE FUN IN STORE,
Grand Spawing and Walking Match at the
Wigwam Saturday Night, Decem
A ten-round contest for a purse of $50
between Jerry Slattery, champion middle
weight of Virginia City, Nev., and James
Daughetry, the "people's choice," of Bir
mingham, will take place at the wigwam
next Saturday night, December 21. Ar
rangements have also been made for a
twenty-five mile go-as-you-please race
between Dan O’Leary, the world-re
nowned pedestrian, and Mr. Lynch, who
won the two-mile walking match over
Mr. O’Leary last Saturday night. Mr.
Lynch is acknowledged to be the best
local runner of Alabama.
During the evening's entertainment
there will be a two-mile heel-and-toe
walking race for amateur boys, the win
ner to receive a $5 silver cup.
The twenty-five-mile go-as-you-please
race will start at 6 o'clock in the after
Entries to the walking contests are
open to all, entries to be made with Dan
O'Leary at Daly & Curran's sample
room at any hour up to 6 o'clock p. m.
Friday afternoon. Entry fee for the
twenty-five-mile go-as-you-please race,
$5; the winner to receive $50 in cash.
Denver Ed Smith will give R scientific
boxing match with Prof. Johnnie Clarke
of Cincinnati after the walking match
and before the ten-round glove contest.
This will be the best sparring exhibi
tion ever given in the south, and will
be confined strictly in compliance with
the law regulating the rules governing
an exhibition of this nature.
Tickets will be sold at one price, 50
cents, for any portion of the house.
Some of the beautiful Ro
den stock of watches, dia
monds and jewelry left and
we are selling them at aston
ishingly low figures Call
and price. Also the superb
silverware. Then you should
see and price the numerous
unredeemed pledges, which
we are selling at about half
the original cost- You need
only examine to be convinced.
COLLATERAL LOAN CO.
12-15-71 209 N. 20th St
The board of managers of the Charity
hospital desire to sell all the red brick,
furnace window weights, pipes, etc., to
be seen on the grounds of the hospital at
Smithfield. Apply between the hours of
12:30 and 2:30 p. m. at 2011 Park avenue.
11- 14-tf _
We are headquarters In California
wines, such as sherry, port and clarets.
We canot be excelled in quality and
prices on imported and domestic liquors
of any kind. Give us a trial and be con
vinced. M. & A. WISE,
Cor. Morris ave. and Twentieth street.
Good fishing at East Lake.
Tom Wilburn Granted Bail—Annual Chal
— Greensboro, Dec. 15.—(Special Corre
spondence.)—Tom Wilburn, for the kill
ing of John Glover, was brought before
Judge Christian yesterday on habeas
corpus poceedings and allowed bail in
the sum of $3000, which was readily
Miss Rowena Jackson, whose health
has been bad for several months, died
here on the 12th instant. She was a most
estimable young lady and a member of
one of the oldest families of Greensboro.
Cotton seed are selling for 16 cents per
bushel in Greensboro; corn 30 cents per
bushel and country-made molasses from
25 to 30 cents per gallon. Very little cot
ton remains in the country, as an evi
dence of which the receipts at this place
last Friday were sixteen bales, to 110
bales on the corresponding day last year,
and on Saturday thirty-three hales this
year to 218 bales last year. In 1892 the
receipts were forty-six bales and in 1893
115 bales for the corresponding Saturday.
A few planters who are in good financial
condition are holding back their cotton,
but as a general rule the cotton has beert
marketed as fast as it was packed. A.
fair average of cotton to the mule this
year has been five bales, whereas of a
good year it is from eight to ten bales to
Tnis section nas raiseu more mail »ui
flclent corn for the people, and a large
number of hogs have been killed, prob
ably twice as many as during any year
since the war. Hog and hominy are not
as rare commodities as they once were
In this country.
Hut little plowing has been done for
another crop, which Is a bad indication
for a good harvest the coming year. In
the black lands the corn land should be
bedded before the 1st of January to In
sure a good crop. Iiut this cannot be
done under the present system of labor,
that Is, renting of the lands to the freed
men. You cannot make them see the
necessity of preparing the lands for cul
tivation before the rainy season sets In,
which is generally In January and Feb
ruary. So they get their lands bedded
up by the 1st of May it makes very littld
difference with them whether1 It is done
wet or dry. And yet more crops are
ruined by bedding the land too wet than
by any other cause. The great need of
the farming interests of this country is
intelligent direction of the labor of the
country. In the good days of old, when
this country was cultivated like a garden
and the cotton Helds bloomed like the
roses and the corn fields were one vast
expanse of waving green, who ever
heard of a farmer turning over the man
agement of his farming Interests to an
Ignorant darky? The thing was un
heard of. And yet that very thing is
being done all over the black belt. No
wonder the country is not prosperous
and farming has run down to the lowest
ebb. It will never be prosperous so long
as the whites abandon their plantations,
flock to the towns and leave farming to
the negroes. Every Interest to be suc
cessful must be managed and directed by
Intelligence. We might as well expect
to sec mills, mines and furnaces success
fully managed by ignorant labor as the
farming Interests of the country. It
takes as much brains to make a success
ful farmer as it does in any other occu
pation, and the Idea that generally pre
vails that any fool can farm is a mis
taken one. Hut the usual plan Is for
parents to put their bright boys to the
study of law and medicine and their dull
boys to the plow, whereas, if the plan
was reversed it might be better for the
world, for more people are benefited by
the successful pursuit of agriculture
than that of law or medicine.
The annual challenge debate between
the two literary societies of the Southern
university took place last night. A
large and interested assembly was pres
ent. The question and the debaters were
"Resolved, That the United States
should not extend her borders."
The Belles Betters society was repre
sented by A. Urquhart, Selma, and J. E.
Wilkinson, Jr., Selma; the Clarlosophle
society by J. P. McCoy. Tuskaloosa, and
C. A. Beard, Verbena. Thespeeches In
thought and in delivery were up to the
usual high grade on such occasions. The
decision was In favor of the affirmative.
Qrganization of the Iron and Steel Company
Hrs Been Perfected.
Anniston. Dec. 16.—(Special Corre
spondence.)—The organization of the An
niston Iron and Steel company has been
perfected by the election of Messrs. John
S. Mooring, J. K. Dimmick, H. B. Cooper,
Frank Nelson, Jr., and J. J. Willett di
rectors; H. B. Cooper, vice-president and
general manager, and James S. Mooring,
secretary and treasurer.
The company, which Is capitalized at
$50,000, has leased for three years, with
an option of buying, the plant of the
Anniston Rolling Mills company, which
is located in the western portion of the
city. This mill was built about five years
since by home capital, but the panic
came on about that time and it has never
been operated. Some small repairs and
minor improvements which are needed
will be made at once and the mill start
ed up about the first of January. Km
ployment will be given to something over
200 skilled mechanics.
Jim Hall, a resident of the Abernathy
community, Cleburne county, was found
dead a few mornings since near an illicit
whisky distillery, which was being op
erated about a mile from his home, hav
ing been shot to death. The murder is a
mysterious one. United States Deputy
Collector J. F. Creen and Deputy Mar
shals J. W. Barker and D. S. Jackson
made a raid In that section last night
and captured and destroyed the still, a
lot of beer, etc., but no arrests were
There have been no new developments
In the sensational seizure of the whisky
still and worm In the basement of the
Parker house, the large vacant hotel In
West Tenth street, Wednesday night. No
claimant has appeared for the apparatus.
No one seems to know who put It there
or anything about it. The building is
owned by the Bakers of Selma and the
local agent is still out of the city. The
still was not In operation nor even set
up, but the revenue officers believe from
appearances that preparations were be
ing made to build a furnace and vats
and operate a moonshinery.
The People’s Courier, the Populist Organ
in Coosa County.
Rockford, Dec. lf>.—(Special Corre
spondence.)—The People's Courier, the
populist organ of this county, has sus
pended until January 1, 1896. In its last
issue, with which it suspended, it said:
"The Courier has existed under some
dlagreeable circumstances for the past
twelve months and the onlj' remedy to
cause this to cease is the co-operation of
more of the populists in Coosa county.”
Mr. J. T. Cosan, who happened to an
unfortunate accident Itwo weeks ago,
was compelled to have his thumb cut off
last Sunday. It was feared for a few
days that he would lose his entire hand,
but the physicians think it can be saved
Chancery court will convene here on
the 19th instant. The docket is very light
and will soon be disposed of.
We will sell during the
month of December a bottle
of Cognac brandy for one sil
ver dollar. Regular price one
and a half gold dollars.
209 and 21119th Street.
Good fishing at East Lake.
Corner'1st Avenue and 20th
Street, No. 1931.
Oysters received fresh daily
and served in any style.
Maccaroni served Italian
style Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday and to order. Open
day and night. 10-22-tf
Brewton Standard-Guage: Petitions
are being circulated by M. A. McLellan
end J. W. Terry, each seeking the ap
pointment as tax assessor of this county,
1 he office having been made vacant by
I the death of J. 13. Hodges.
A Bank *
A general banking business is done by
the human system, because the blood de
posits in its vaults whatever wealth we may
gain from day to day. This wealth is laid
up against “ a rainy day ” as a reserve fund
—we’re in a condition of healthy prosperity
if we have laidMOvay sufficient capital to
draw upon in the hour of our greatest need.
There is danger in getting thin, because it's
a sign of letting down in health. To gain
in blood is nearly always to gain in whole
some flesh. The odds are in favor of the
germs of consumption, grip, or pneumonia,
if our liver be inactive and our blood im
pure. or if our flesh be reduced below a
healthy standard. What is required is an
increase in our germ-fighting strength. Dr.
Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery enriches
the blood and makes it wholesome, stops
the waste of tissue aud at the same time
builds up the strength. A medicine which
will rid the blood of its poisons, cleanse and
invigorate the great organs of the body,
vitalize the system, thrill the whole being
with new energy and make permanent work
of it, is surely a remedy of great value. But
when we make a positive statement that <38
per cent, of all cases of consumption can, if
taken in the early stages of the disease, be
cured with the ‘‘Discovery,” it seems like
a bold assertion. All Dr. Pierce asks is that
you make a thorough investigation and
satisfy yourself of the truth of his assertion.
By sending to the World’s Dispensary Med
ical Association, Buffalo, N. Y., you can get
a free book with the names, addresses and
photographs of a large number of those
cured of throat, bronchial and lung diseases,
as well as of skin and scrofulous affections
by the “Golden Medical Discovery." They
also publish a book of 160 pages, being a
medical treatise on consumption, bronchitis,
asthma, catarrh, which will be mailed on
receipt of address and six cents in stamps.
An ^valuable product
made from the finest
beef the world produces.
=Extract of Beef.
and Turnon CURED : no knife
book free. Dr» G»a«q*t BNonma
im Bine street. Cincinnati, U
yyiOTHERS, Po You Know that Paregoric,
■ | Bateman's Drops, Godfrey’s Cordial, mauy so-called Soothing Syrups, and
most remedies for children are composed of opium or morphine f
Do Yon Know that opium and morphine are stupefying narcotjc poisons •
Do Yon Know that in most countries druggists are uot permitted to sell narcotics
( without labeling them poisons ?
Do Yon Know that you should not permit any medicine to be given your child
unless you or your physician know of what it is composed f
Do You Know that Castoria is a purely vegetable preparation and that a list of
its ingredients is published with every bottle ?
Do You Know tluit Cartnria is the prescription of the famous Dr. Samuel Pitcher
That it has been in use for nearly thirty years, and that more Castoria is now sold than
of all other remedies for children combined t
Do You Know that the Patent Office Department of the United Statep. and of
other countries, have issued exclusive right to Dr Pitcher and his assigns to use the word
Castoria ” and its formula, and that to imitate them is a state prison offense ?
Do You Know that one of the reasons for granting this government protection was
because Castoria had been proven to be absolutely harmless?
Do You Know that 35 aver ago doses of Castoria are furnished for 35
cents, or one cent a dose *
Do You Know that when possessed of this perfect preparation, your children may
be kept well, and that you may have unbroken rest /
Well, these things are worth knowing. They are facts.
The foe-simile y / ^ ^ ^ is on every
■lgpatnro of F-CUcJu/M wrnppor.
Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castoria.
CHEAP CHRISTMAS GOODS!
Matchless Toys ! Beautiful Dolls ! Interesting Games ! Hand
some Books I
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.
26 dozen large fancy horns_m.$ 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. 5 360 dozen large Christmas candles,
27 dozen decorated china cups and sau- dozen. 9
cers... 15 24 dozen assorted colored doll babies... 33
60 dozen 25c tin toys. 9 36 dozen doll furniture. 10
36 dozen beautiful china tea sets. 9 45 dozen assorted 10c games. 6
92 dozen large china dolls. 9 72 dozen fancy 10c cap pistols. 6
24 dozen 25c painted carts. 12 17 dozen 10c picture books. 5
12 dozen $1.50 steel axle wood wagons.. 99 41 dozen 5Qc 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, Rocking 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 Havilana dinner sots; 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 Lamps. Come and bring the children to see our astonishing bargains
and Santa Claus.
JOHN W. O’NEILL CO.
2020 SECOND AVENUE AND 2021-23 THIRD AVENUE.
#®“Speeial Prices to Merchants.
DR. Y. E. HOLLOWAY,
SPECIALIST, Private Diseases.
PRIVATE MEDICAL DISPENSARY,
Steiner Bank Buidling, corner First Ave
nue and 21st Street, Birmingham, Ala.
The oldest, best equipped and most suc
| cessful Institution of its kind in the South.
|S Established in the city of Birmingham,
Ala., August 3, 1887.
> Office Hours—8:30 a. m. to 12 m., 1:30 to
5:30 p. m. Sunday, 10 a. m . to 12 m.
The Specialist who treats thousands of patients has more experience than the
physician who occasionally practices on one.
The indisputable fact that Dr. Holloway is the only physician in the South con
trolling sufficient practice in private troubles, such as Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, Gleet.
Stricture, Bad Blood, Skin and Bladder Diseases, Ulcers, Womb Troubles, etc., to
devote his whole time to their cure is sufficient evidence of his great experience
and successful treatment.
Special attention is given to the treatment of unfortunates suffering from
early imprudence, errors of youth, loss of vitality, loss of manhood, sexual de
bility, or any of its maddening effects.
GET WELL and enjoy life as you should. Many men and youths are today
occupying subordinate positions in life who, if they were able to exercise thflr
brain power to its full and natural capacity, would instead be leaders.
If you live in or near the city, call at my Private Dispensary. If at a distance,
write me your trouble, enclosing stamp for reply.
My book on private diseases and proper question lists will be sent to anyone on
~R.«=»-m o-^rEil I
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 Sage. Embalmer. | H. Ed Warner, Funeral Director
The Metropolitan Hotel and Restaurant
Nos. 8 and 10 North 20th Street, Corner Morris Avenue.
NEXT TO THE UNION DEPOT.
REGULAR MEALS, 25 CENTS.
Birmingham Paint, and Glass Company
LARGEST STOCK. LOWEST PRICES.
Taints, Oils, Varnish, Glass, Sash, Doors and Blinds.
1916 Third Avenue.,.Birmingham, Ala.
Chichester*# English IX am on d Brand.
Original and Only Genuine.
•arc, always reliable, utor
Druggist lor Chichester $ Fnalf
mond Brand iu lied and Gold
Jboxes, scaled with blue ribbon.
Juo other. Refute dangerous t
f Hons and imitations. At Druggists, or send 4c.
‘ In stamp# for particulars, testimonials and
“ Relief Ibr Ladles,” in letter, by return
MalL 10.000 Testimonials. -Vame Paper.
. Chloh ester ChemicalCo.,MadisonIJqnBtc,
d by all Local Druggists. Phllada., Pa.
27 wa aat .u ly wky eow ly
The Israel Tailoring Company,
114 Twenty-first Street.
Perfect fitting garments,
Materials of the best class, and
Prompt fulfillment of orders
At lowest consistent prices.
We base our claims on facts. Can wo
subtantiate them for you? Try us.
The Israel Tailoring Company.
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! | most economical soap to be procured. Sold everywhere. Made only by ,
!; The N. K. Falrbank Company, St. Louis, j
THE BEST OF ALL
In All Things All The Time
THERE are many GOOD life insurance companies, but among
them all there must be one BEST. THE BEST is THE
EQUITABLE. If you wish to know why, send for: x, the
report of the Superintendent of Insurance for the State of New
York on the examination of The Equitable; 2, for actual results
of maturing policies; 3, for statement of death claims paid in
1894. Then you will know the three great reasons of The
Equitable’s supremacy: First, its financial stability; second,
its great profits and advantages to living policy-holders ; third,
the promptness of its payments and liberality of its settlements.
The Equitable Life Assurance Society
Of the United States.
JAS. W. ALEXANDER, Vice-President. H. B. HYDE, President.
Clark & Jackson, Managers (j?KirkjaCckIon) 5 L. D. Burdette, Cashier.
OFFICES—2021 First Avenue, Southern Club Building, Birmingham, Ala.
Assets, $185,044,310. Surplus, $37,481,069.
K. E. Barker, President. W. J. Cameron, Cashier.
W. A. Walker, Vice-President. Tom. O. Smith, Ass’t Cashier.
T. M. Eradlev. 2d Ass’t Cashier
FIRST NATIONAL BANK
OF BIRMINGHAM. ALA
Oapital Stock, - • ^250,000
Designated Depository of the United States.
Chartered May IS, 1884.
BlFECTOPe—3. A. Stratton, P. D. Nabers, W. A. Walker, T. C. Thompson, W. 3.1
f rtvn, T. H. Molten W. J. Cameron, N. E. Barker, Geo. I.. Morris.
The Berney National Bank,
Chartered January 28, 1886.
Capital Stock, $200,C00.00. Surplus and Profits, $28,000.00.
Successors to City National Bank of Birmingham January 8, 1895.
Special Attention to Industrial and Cotton Accounts
J. B. COBBS, Pres’t. W. F. ALDRICH, Vice-Pres’t. W. P. Q. HARDINQ, Cashier.
J. H. BARR, Assistant Cashier.
DIRECTORS—B. B. Comer, T. H. Aldrich, Robert Jemison, W. F. Aldrich, Walker
Percy, Robert Stephens. Charles Wbeelock, James A. Going, J. B. Cobbs.
B. M. NELSON, President. W. A. POItTEB, Cashier.
A. T. JONES, Vice-President. H. L. BADHAM, Assistant Cashier.
ALABAMA NATIONAL BANK,
S. E. Cor. First Avenue and Twentieth S reet, Birmingham, Ala.
BU\B and sells exchange on all principal cities In the United States, Europe, Asia, Afrlox,
Australia, South America and Mexico. Solicits accounts of manufacturers, merchants,
b auks and individuals. 8 29 tf
STEINER BROS., Bankers,
Negotiate loans on real estate and collateral.
Buy county and city bonds.
Sell steamship tickets over all lines.
Issue interest-bearing certificates on savings deposits.
Promote and financier enterprises.
Sell exchange on all parts of Europe.
Whiskies, Brandies and Wines
“Belle of Sumter”
Fine Claret, 50c a Gallon.
JOHN L. PARKER, Druggist,
212 North Twentieth Street;
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