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“A Love of a IZtig'.' f 0 7 R 1 Saying Rugs are ever necessary for home comfort. No house is completely furnished without them, and the latest and handsom est designs in RUGS can be found at the A T TfTI? PARPET ALlLTi Company’s, Cor. Second Ave. and 21st Street. ©aTThe only exclusive Carpet House in Alabama. THE BAZAARS Continue to Grow in Interest and Attendance. Special Programmes for Each Day. The bazaars all did a good business yesterday and consequently the ladles in charge were In the best imaginable hu mor last night. With half the week yet before them they have high hopes of rais ing large sums for their respective churches. The Catholics. The attendance at the Catholic bazaar yesterday and last night was very good. It was Bessemer day at the bazaar and a large delegation of people came up from that city to patronize the affair. The sales of fancy articles and trinkets of different sorts were very good and re freshments were In good demand. Voting In art cabinet contest begins tonight, and already interest in it is at a high pitch. The Methodists. The Methodist ladies had a great time of it yesterday. They had a cat show in the afternoon that attracted quite a crowd of people. There were several entries of felines, but Blackey. the 9 rnoriths-old cat of Mr. Ed Warren, Sr., took first prize, which was a ribbon col lar with a sterling silver buckle. Second prize—Nat Goodwin, Miss Lu elle Smith's cat, won; prize, bunch of bells. Booby prize—R. H. Raugh’s Fills Man Iculata; yellow sunflower. Honorable mention—Mrs. H. S. Smith’s Ralph Gordon, Mr. Mortimer Williams' cat. The attraction for this afternoon Is a baby show, which will take place at 3 o’clock. Cumberland Presbyterians. The ladies In charge of the Carnival of Days, under the auspices of the Cumber land Presbyterian church, have no grounds for complaining. The attend ance yesterday was very good, and those present last night enjoyed a splendid programme of music and recitations in addition to the other features of the car nival. Yesterday's sales were very saticfacto ry, and a great many people availed themselves of the opportunity of securing % first-class lunch at a very reasonable ♦ate. _ OYSTERS IN EVERY STYLE At Methodist Bazaar. Pain’s fireworks stand, No. 15 N. 20th street, will have the best line of fireworks in the city. Don’t have any other than their make. 12-19-51 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. Sx A. WISE, Cor. Morris ave. and Twentieth street. Notable Weddings. Montgomery, Dec. 18.—(Special.)—Two notable marriages were consummated here tonight. At St. John's church Mr. W. R. Wood, the distinguished young representative in the legislature from Macon, was mar ried to Miss Mae Crommelln, one of the most esteemed and admired of Montgom ery’s belles. After a bridal tour to the east they will be at home at Tuskegee, Ala. At the Court Street Methodist church this evening Mr. Thomas Reynolds was Joined In the holy bonds with Miss Emily Allen, both being of this city. Mr. Rey nolds is assistant cashier of one of the local banks, and is highly regarded in the business community. His wife is greatly esteemed by a very large circle of friends, and no young couple ever started life together with more gocyl wishes from their friends at home. HUMOURS Instantly Relieved And Speedily Cured by Qticura WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS A warm bath with CUTICURA SOAP and a single application of CUTICURA, (ointment), will afford instant relief, per mit rest and sleep, and point to a speedy, permanent cure of the most distressing of itching and burning skin and scalp diseases, after all other methods fail. Sold throughout the world. Britiah depott F. Newbebt * '± * £ Suits, 1, King Edwenl-et, Lon- ^ * don. Potteb DEtlOABnCriEM. ^ --—~ — _ Birthday fliftr. % ■ ■ ■ ■ ". We are now open so MBERS, THE CITHOUNCIL The Behrens’ Park Car Line Still Undecided. GARBAGE CONTRACT PUT OFF Several Unimportant Matters Were Passed on by the Board at Last Night's Regular Session. The regular semi-monthly meeting of the city council was held last night, with Mayor VanHoose ffnd Aldermen Ward, Harrington, Enslen, Pearce, Kettig, Mc Cartin, Gillespie, Meade, Parker, Sims and McKnight present. The mayor submitted various recom mendations, which were referred to proper committees. The consideration of the Behrens' Park street car line was deferred until the next meeting. Petitions of citizens asking that two saloons on Twenty-fourth street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues, and one at Avenue F and Eighteenth street be closed, were presented. Petitioners claim that school children have to pass these saloons in going to and from school. Alderman McCartin objected to any favoritism being shown in the matter and asked that it be further considered before granting the request. The motion to grant the petitions pre vailed, Alderman Harrington voting no. The regular budget of bills and sala ries were ordered paid. ' Alderman Kettig introduced a resolu tion providing for the appointment of Mayor VanHoose as a member of a com mittee to go to Chicago to interest capi talists of that city In a steel mill for Bir mingham. The resolution was passed until the next meeting. Alderman Enslen opposed the resolu tion. He said it was a useless expendi ture of money. He said he would further state that Birmingham would have a steel plant, but that neither the Com mercial club nor the city would build it. An ordinance amending section 340 of the city code, requiring the clerk to keep a record book of taxes for each year, was placed on its second and third read ing and final passage and was adopted. Chairman McKnight of the sanitary and park committee asked for authority to make certain sanitary connections, to cost $30, which was granted. Chairman Enslen of the street commit tee suggested that the North Birming ham dummy line be compelled to put certain portions of their track In good condition. Chairman Meade of the fire department recommended postponement of the pur chase of oat screens for the department. Smith & Montgomery’s petition to erect a sign on their building was referred to the building committee, with power to act. The Joint committee to look Into the matter of loading freight on the Besse mer and Ensley dummies at Second ave nue and Nineteenth street reported fa vorable to granting permission for cars to be loaded at that place two hours In the day, one In the forenoon and one In the afternoon. The Powderly dummy was also Included In the recommenda tion. The matter was passed for the time. Chairman Pearce of the gas commit tee said the city’s gas bill was entirely too large. He recommended a reference of the matter to the mayor and the chairmen of the fire and gas committees for Investigation. So referred. The awarding of the contract for gar bage cleaning for the next year was de ferred until another meeting. Bids were received as follows: J. H. Patton, removing garbage, $549 per month: removing garbage and run ning crematory, $599 per month. C, M. Burkhalter, removing garbage, $550 per month: removing garbage and running crematory, $595 per month. Chairman McCartin introduced an or dinance repealing the section of the city code requiring locomotives to stop before crossing a street, and also an ordinance regulating the speed of trains running through streets of the city. It went over till the next meeting under the rules. Clerk A. J. Camp was granted a leave of absence. The recommendation of the stre-t rail road committee with reference to dummy railroads loading freight at Second ave nue and Nineteenth and Second avenue and Eighteenth streets was taken up for consideration. Mr. Meade submitted a minority report suggesting a reference of the matter to the mayor for adjustment. It was re ferred to the mayor and the chairmen of the street, street railway and fire de partment committees. Changes made in the fire department by Chief Mullln were ratified. M. Cooper w’as granted license for a vaudeville show to be conducted at pop ular prices. J. M. Henderson asked permission to take out front end of building. Referred to building commission with power to act. H. J. Jernigan wanted damages for stepping through a hole In a bridge. The hoard went into executive session to adopt the minutes of the previous executive session, after which a motion to adjourn prevailed. Don’t fail to buy one of those three-pound hanging chain or peacock plume rockets from the Pain’s fireworks stand, No. 15 N. 20th street. 12-19-5t __ National Christian Conference. Atlanta, Ga.. Deo. 18.—The Natipnai Christian conference met in the Moody tabernacle at 9 o'clock this morning. Some of the most prominent Christian workers of the country were in attend ance, nmnng th»m being Rev. Dr. H. H. George, General Field, secretary of the National Reform association, and Mr. S. T. Nicholson, a prominent reformer of Washington. Ex-Gov. W. J. Northen of this city was elected president of the conference; Dr. Heidt of Atlanta, vice-president, and Dr. Nicholson of Washington secretary. K- v. R V. Atkinson and Dr. Heidt ad dressed the conference, touching upon tlie urgent necessity for Christian work among all classes of people. Two Churches Burned. Louisville, Ky., Dec. 18.—Eire at Bowl ing Green early this morning destroyed the Christian and First Presbyterian churches and the residence of Dr. J. N. McMormaek, president of ltie state board of health. Loss *30,000. WED in"1 up our recent licit your visit- to MORROW & TERSELY TOLD, Mardi gras will be a grand occasion for Birmingham. Mr. W. H. Nealeans, pressman of the State Herald, received a letter yesterday from his brother in Cincinnati announc ing the death of the latter’s wife in Cin cinnati last Monday at th® age of 50. The regular cock main was not fought yesterday. Some of Mr. Oakman's birds were sick and he allowed the forfeit to go to Mr. Foster. The latter, however, declined to accept it and about a dozen fights were made with other cocks. Mr. J. D. Crosthwait received a Christ mas present last night. A little early for the holidays, but as it is a twelve-pound boy his friends will excuse him for the racket he is making poping Are crackers and torpedoes. Another feature added to Saturday night's fun. Two local amateurs of Bir mingham—"Fatty" Townsend and John Powell—will wrestle the best two in three catch-as-catch-can after the walk ing match, the winner to get a silver cup. Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad checks are received by T. C. King, 2026 First avenue, at 90 cents on the dollar for shoes. He has Just bought about 10,000 pairs of ladles', children's and men’s shoes at a reduction of 10 to 40 per cent. You will certainly do yourself an injustice if you do not see his shoes be fore you buy. The public library, located in the high school building, Is one of Birmingham's best and most promising institutions. The library consists of nearly 5000 vol umes, besides current magazines and periodicals. Visit the library, secure your annual membership ticket for J2 and enjoy the benefits of one of the most carefully selected libraries in the south. REPUBLICAN CAUCUS. They Discuss the Message and Determine to Support the President. Washington, Dec. 18.—The republicans in the senate held another caucus this afternoon, at which the foreign affairs of the country were discussed and mat ters of detail connected with the com mittee assignments considered. On motion of Mr. Mitchell of Oregon, chairman of the caucus committee, it was decided to change the name of the select committee to inquire into all the claims of citizens of the United States against the government of Nicaragua to select a committee on the construc tion of the Nicaragua canal and Increas ing the number of the committee from five to seven. The chairmanship will be given to a democrat, Mr. Morgan being the ranking man, and the democrats will have three members, with the following republicans as members: Messrs. Haw ley of Connecticut, Mitchell of Oregon, Squire of Washington and Sewell of New Jersey. Mr. Mitchell informed the caucus that the democrats would not resist the reor ganization of the committees, but that the republicans must enlarge the demo cratic representation on the committees of appropriation and finance so as to make the republican majorities on these committees but one. In accordance with the established custom of the senate, this was agreed to, and these committees will consist of thirteen. It was also re ported that it would be impossible to re organize any of the committees before the holidays, the democratic committee Insisting that it was impossible for them to make their assignments in the short time allotted to them. Mr. Gorman, it was said, had earnestly endeavored to ar rive at an understanding in regard to the foreign relations committee, but his associates on the committee refused to consider the matter before the holidays. The war feeling was just as apparent as it was during the caucus of yester day, and all of those who spoke took strong ground In favor of upholding the president and backing him in the en forcement of the Monroe doctrine. Press dispatches to the effect that Great Brit ain was to secure the island of Cuba ei ther by purchase or by exchanging Gi braltar, caused the discussion to take a turn in that direction. The prevailing sentiment on this matter was that if England sought to get possession of Cu ba. or Spain sought to dispose of the island, such act would be accepted as a declaration of war. The Island must re main as the property of Spain, or it must be given its independence. In the hands of any other power it would be a menace to the United States, and if such an af front to this government was attempted the republicans assert that this govern ment must fight. The temper of the republicans who took part in the debate and of those who did not speak, but who Indorsed what was said, shows that the president will receive the hearty co-operation of the majority party in the senate and that his foreign policy in this matter is thorough ly and manfully supported. English Comments. London, Dec. 18—Despite their publica tion of leaders assuming that President Cleveland’s message Is merely an elec tion move, most of the newspapers print articles summing up the war strength of the United States. The St. James Ga zette publishes a list of the British war ships now in American waters, together with their dimensions, etc., which is fol lowed by a list of vessels composing the United States navy, giving also their capacity, etc. The Westminster Gazette has an article showing the numerical strength of the United States army, and strength, character and location of the country's defenses, and the Pall Mall Gazette presents a map of the disputed frontiers, accompanied by an article thereon. While the afternoon papers generally follow the lead of the morning papers, their language is coarser and their insinuations broader. The Strike Situation. Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 18.—The cal's of the Union Traction company were being moved with great irregularity today. In tervals of an hour between their arrival and departure on many of the principal thoroughfares were frequent. The near est approach to a regular schedule being maintained was on the Fourth and Eighth street divisions, where cars were run at intervals of about a half hour. Such a thing as free travel does not ex ist. All of the cars are manned by armed policemen, and there Is an apparent fear on the part of the public to ride on cars that are liable to be attacked. Block aded tracks and disorderly mobs were to be found everywhere._ NINE MEN KILLED. A Steam Pipe on the Steamer St. Paul Bursts With Fearful Results. New York, Dec. 18.—By the bursting of a steam valve on board the American line steamer St. Paul, at pier 14, North River, early this morning, live men were scalded to death and five others were so badly scalded that they had to be taken to the hospital. The St. Paul was to have sailed at 11 o’clock today for Southampton. Her departure will be delayed by the accident at least twenty-four hours, It Is said. Four of the injured men died at different times during the day and night, and the deaths now number nine. DING purchases of Kur our estnblishn cut SINNIGE’S W. H. KETTIG, President. W. J. MILNER. Vice-President. H. K. MILNER, Secretary and Treasurer. The Milner & Kettig Co., (Incorporated. Paid up capital, $125,000.00.) i 1 MACHINERY • AND • MINING • SUPPLIES. J Bar Iron and Steel, Black Diamond Piles, Black Diamond Tool Steel, Tools, Rubber and Leather Belting, Rubber Hose and Packing, Blake Steam Pumps, Atlas Engines and Boilers All kinds of Machinery. Write /or Prices and Catalogue. Birmingham, Alabama. PERSONAL. Mr. A. G. Negley of Florence Is in the city. Mr. T. J. Peter of Briarfield Is in the city. Mr. H. G. Robinson of New Decatur is in the city. Rabbi Morris Newfeld Is visiting the exposition. Mr. J. H. Hayes of Jasper is in the city on business. Mr. R. S. Strlngfellow of Montgomery is in the city. Mr. John P. Roberts of Nashville was In the city yesterday. City Clerk A. J. Camp has returned from a visit to Atlanta. Attorney George Huddleston is attend ing the supreme court in Montgomery. Warden James Donovan of the city prison left yesterday for the exposition. Mrs. B. M. Starks has gone to Louis ville to spend the holidays with her mother. Mr. W. C. Agee of the Southern Ex press company is in Mississippi on a business trip. Mr. Robert Tuttle of North Carolina, but formerly of Birmingham, is shak ing hands with old acquaintances again. Miss Nannie McCabe left last night for her home in Vicksburg, Miss., after a pleasant visit of several days to Mrs. J. T. Glover, South Highlands. Hon. Thomas R. Roulhac of Sheffield, the distinguished judge of the Eleventh circuit, was in Birmingham yesterday on his way to his old home at Greensboro. Mr. F. Victor E. Lynch, manager, and Mr. Duke Miles, agent of General Coxey, of tramp army fame, are in the city ar ranging for the general to deliver a lec ture at an early date. Grand concert at Seals' hall tonight. Fifty performers in one number. Twenty one pupils playing nine pianos, violins, etc., all performers being pupils of the College of Music. T. C. King, 2026 First avenue, has re ceived 1000 pairs Bannister shoes-iCor dovan, French calf, patent leathers and enamel leathers. Twenty different styles toes. 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. J. L. Chalifoux & Co. report that the holiday buying rush is now in full swing, and judging by the business they were doing yesterday their Christmas trado will far exceed that of last year. Their different departments offer unusual at tractions. Mr. Chalifoux says he hopes their patrons will avoid the greatest rush by purchasing early in the day and this week. Florence hotel arrivals: Harry !■>. Wil liams, New Orleans; R. W. Harris, Lau derdale, Miss.; R. W. Hawthorne, North Carolina; D. P. Miller, New York; F. B. Whitlock, Indianapolis; J. C. Bylen and son, Atlanta; J. A. Gunn, Jr., Atlanta; John Collins, Detroit; T. E. Randolph, New Orleans; C. H. Barhydt, New York; Sawrella Hurt, Tennessee; John P. Rob erts, Nashville; John Jones, Pensacola; A. B. Stovall, Jasper; F. Y. Austin, M. S. Hemstreet, New Orleans; W. P. Bwarts. Memphis; W. R. Christian, At lanta; Wiliam H. Mauldin, South Caro lina; L. C. Green, St. Louis; J. I. Logan, Blocton; Miss M. E. Strooper. Blocton; F. J. Kelly, Louisville; Mrs. M. J. Money, f'arrolton, Miss.; B. H. Harda way Tuskaloosa; J. T. Kelley ami wife, Chicago; J. H. McHenry, Owensboro, Ky.: Ames Goodhue, Gadsden; E. W. Coleman, wife and nurse, John B. Shields, Jasper; Mrs. Parkhurst, St, Paul, Minn.; T. J. Young, Vernon, Ala.; R. S. Lewis, Shelby; Z. T. Zachary. At lanta; D. M, James, Chicago; J. W. Thornton, Cincinnati; N. D. Whitley, Montgomery; Mrs. Halsey, Pensacola; L. P. Lester. Montgomery; W. H. Dan iel. Nashville; Beverly Barnes, Chicago; H. T. Gibson. Chattanooga; E. Winburg, Ne York; E. G. Chalkey, Richmond, Va.; W. H. Sebring, Mempwhis; Mr. and Mrs. Cragh, city; Wood Martin, Mobile; Per cy Dawson, Selma; Lee E. Seynd, Luke Miles, Chicago; B. Brendham, St. Louis; T. L. Gurston, New York; O. B. Donna hoo, St. Louis. Louisiana Democratic Convention. Shreveport, La., Dec. 18.—Chairman Wilkinson of the state central committee called the democratic state convention to order at 1 o’clock. Rev. W. T. Dalzell of Shreveport offered prayer. Mayor Vinson then warmly welcomed the con vention to the city of Shreveport, and T. X Kernan of Raton Rouge was then I called to the chair as temporary chair man. , Chairman Wilkinson warmly re sponded to the remarks of Mayor Vin son and thereafter Secretary McMurray of the state central committee read the resolutions of the state central commit tee as to the report to be made by the executive committee on the credentials of the delegates. There were only four contests, which were soon disposed of. After the appointment of committees on credentials, permanent chairman, etc., the convention took a recess until 7 o'clock. On the reassembling of the con vention at 7 o'clock, the committees not being ready to report, the convention ad journed until tomorrow at 9 o'clock. opean ami Domes for a critical exam 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 OO. The Only Exclusive Wholesale Liquors, Wines & Cigars, 118 19th St. EOLE AGENTS IFOR Original Buchveiser Bottled Beer JOSEPH SCHLITZ MILWAUKEE BEER. UNDER A BIG BOND. The Two Men Who Are Suspected of Burn ing Up Titusville, Fla. Titusville, Fla., Dec. 18.—After a hear ing lasting four days Simon Hamburg and J. B. Garner were this afternoon held in heavy bonds to answer the charge of kindling the Are last Thursday night that destroyed forty houses and caused one man’s death. Hamburg and Garner came here recently from Chicago and secured the mercantile establish ments at Titusville, Jensen. Melbourne and West Palm Beach owned by George P. Rumph of Titusville, In connection with his brother, Thomas L. Rumph, of Camden, Ark. Hamburg and Garner also secured pineapple plantations be longing to the Rjumphs. They gave deeds to Chicago real estate, which the Rumphs have found mortgaged to its full value. After the deal Hamburg and Garner sold the stores at Jensen, Melbourne and Palm Beach, and also the pineapple plantations. They then secured $15,000 insurance on the store at Titusville soon after the Are occurred. It was proved at the trial that after securing the Insurance Hamburg and Garner re moved quantities of goods from the store and that the shelves were bare before the Are. Hamburg and Garner managed the transaction with the Rumphs so cleverly that it Is doubtful If the latter will ever secure anything. “our cat show. " As a cat show is a popular fad now with some of our bazaars, the State Her ald reproduces the following from the Selma Journal, that it may be well to ponder over. We acknowledge that the story sounds rather Ashy. However, that a cat will be guilty of these tricks has been handed down from generation to generation: “Every one doubtless has heard that a cat would attack a sleeping child and sit ting upon its breast draw its breath from its body, but very few believe it. “There was an Instance of the kind In a home in Selma this morning. The fam ily were at breakfast when the screams of the baby, who had been left asleep in its crib in a front room,were heard, and several members of the family ran In to And the cat on the baby’s chest, its claws 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. Light, wholesome and readily assimilated, it is just the food for delicate organisms. Prepared Solely By ARMOUR PACKING CO., Kansas City, U. S. A. ENTS. tio Novelties and ination of* our sto BRIC-A-BRAC fastened In the little one’s head and Its mouth to the baby’s mouth. There Is no telling what would have happened had not the baby’s screams been heard. ■'The eat will doubtless meet a sudden death before night. ‘ Mothers should take warning and not leave their little ones where a cat can get to them, for there is truth in the old hearsay.” Good fishing at East Lake. 12-1-tf UEPOBTOF THE CONDITION -OP THE First National Bank, AT BIRMINGHAM, -IN TUB STATE OF ALABAMA, At the close of business Dec. 13, 1895. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts.$ 590,148 32 uverdraits, secured and unse cured. 1 88 U. S. bonds to secure circulation 50,000 00 U. b. bonds to secure U. 8. de posits. 50,000 00 Premiums on U. 8. bonds. 5,000 00 Stocks, securities, etc. 62,830 03 Banking house, furniture and fixtures. 5,273 95 Other real estate and mortgages owned. 31 118 00 Due from national banks (not reserve agents). 37,896 33 Due from state banks and bank ««.... 33,352 49 Due from approved reserve agents... . 30,573 90 Checks and other cash Items.$ 1.1C0 G5 Exchungesfor cl’r ing house. 5,496 85 Notes of other na tional banks. 4,675 00 Fractional paper currency, nickels aud cents. Ill 38 Lawful money reserve in bank, viz: Specie.. $65,390 23 Legal tender notes. 55,180 00— 132,314 J3 Redemption fund with U. 8. Treasurer (5 per cent of circu lation) . 1,950 00 Total.$1,036,159 03 • LIABILITIES. Capital stock paid in..$ 250,000 00 »uiplu* fund. 3,001100 Undivided profits, less expenses and taxes paid. 10,358 51 National bank notes outstand ing. 45,000 00 Due to other national banks. 19,934 06 Due to state banks and bunkers 7,711 07 Individual depos its subject to check.$546,894 34 Demand certifi cates of deposit-. 104,214 00 Time certificates of deposit. 11,356 00 Certified checks- 1,266 21 United States de posits. 31,563 78 Deposits of U. 8. disbursing officers 4,856 03— 700,155 36 i Total.$1,036,159 03 State of Alabama, ) County of Jefferson. | 1, W. J. Cameron, cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the beat of my knowledge and belief. W. J. CAMERON, Cashier. Subscribed and sworn to before me this, 16th day of December, 1895. GEORGE T. HILL, Notary Public. Correct—Attest: JAMES A. STRATTON, ) GEO. L. MORRIS, J Directors. F. D. NABER8,> Card Favors Bric-a-Brac. and ck. EMPORIUM.