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We wish to call attention, to a few Seasonable
Specialties :
Fruit Cakes ready-mide as good as anybody can make.
Ingredients for making Fruit Cakes.
Cleaned Seedless Raisins,
London Layer Raisins.
Shelled Almonds.
Cleaned Currants.
Pure Spices (whole and ground).
Nuts of all kinds, etc., etc.
Smyrna Figs.
Mince Meat in bulk and in jars.
Meerschaum'and Brier Pipes—a fine assortment suitable for
Christmas Presents.
303 and 302 N. 20th Street. Telep ione No. 5.
rs*p. p. —If anything else you want in our line, we have it.
Don’t Take Our Word for It.
Ask Your Neighbors About It.
Come to See About It.
Thousands of customers
“stepped into our Shoes'" last
week, and are still stepping.
Thousands more will be shod
this week.
If you want a chance at this
immense line of Sample Shoes.
We retail them at exactly the
wholesale price, as long as they
Washington. Dec. 19.—Following Is the
is the forecast for Alabama: Showers;
colder Friday night; winds shifting to
As especially recorded for the State
Herald on the standard thermometer at
Hughes’ drug store, 1904 Second avenue.
The figures given are In all Instances for
the temperature recorded In the shade
and on a southern sheltered exposure.
ts c. m.60 i3 p. m.70
P a. m.o2 4 p. in.66tj
36 a. m.6418 5 p. m.65
31 a. m.67 6 p. m.63
32 m.72 7 p. m.641i
1 !>• m.72 6 p. m. 64
2 p. m.71 9 p. in..64
U. S. Department of Agriculture.
1 Weather Bureau.
Office of Station Agent,
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 19, 1895.
Local observations during twenty-four
hours ending at 7 p. m„ central time:
Direct’n Rain
Time. Temp, of wind. jWeather fall.
8 a. m ... ... 63 8 Clouoy .00
12 m. 37 BE1 Cloudy .00
7 p. m. 66 H_Clear ,00
Highest temperature, 69; lowest, 37; aver
age, 63.
Local Observer.
Reports received at Birmingham, Ala.,
on December 19, 1S95.
Observations taken at all stations at 8
a. m., 75th meridian time.
H Hi 2 Wind. w 5T~
2 cr =■ 21 - =•-m a S'
B 5 D 3 ® 5 w . aj S
“ a -s a 5 c Ho3 ®
Flare of ® -of o
°limuVa' S - iB 5 t-'
.ion, S : Sg-la a g-,5 kg •
3 • ° % P § %
Montg’ry 56 tl0| 56 SE b .00 Cloudy
Memphis.. 62 f6 60 BE 16 T. Cloudy
Knoxville 46 t9 44 NE Lt. .00 Cloudy
Atlanta... 54 tio 52 SE 10 T. Cloudy
Vicksburp 66. 64 SE 24 .00 Cloudy
N.Orleans 61 t‘2 62 SE 16 T. Cloudy
Nashville. 62 13 36 SE 32 T. Cloudy
T indicates trace of raiu or snow; f Indicated
lire and - fall.
Local Observer, Weather Bureau.
Don’t take any chances. Take Hood’s
Sarsaparilla, the one true blood purifier.
fwo Cents Per Mile Each Way for the Round
Tickets will he sold via the Southern
railway December 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31
and January 1, good to return until Jan
uary 3. 1896.
For futher Information apply to
No. 7 North Twentieth street. Tele
phone 846. 12-20-tl 1-1
Heretofore, for Christmas, our people
have been in the habit of spending their
money for fancy odds ami ends of no
practical use, but merely on account of
being pretty; but of late years the cus
tom of making useful gifts has bee# on
the Increase and growing In favor every
year, lt 1s substantial testimonial of
love, and need not be expensive. A rock
ing chair, a rug. or some piece of furni
ture selected from Ben M. Jacobs &
Bros.' Immense stock of elegant goods
will suffice.
Pain’s fireworks stand, No.
15 N. 20th ktreet, will have
the best line of fireworks in
the city. Don’t have any other
than their make. 12-19-5/
Enough Money Guaranteed by the Committee
to Begin Work—An Expert Designer
Sent For.
The carnival committee held a special
meeting yesterday afternoon in the Com
mercial club rooms to perfect their plans
for the coming carnival. Different mem
bers of the committee expressed the opin
ion that there would be no trouble in
raising sufficient funds to carry out the
plans so far agreed upon. Enough mon
ey was pledged to pay the salary of an
expert designer of carnival floats, who
has had years of experience In the bus
iness. He will be communicated with at
once and if he accepts work on the floats
will begin immediately after Christmas.
It is estimated that $1000 will be needed
to build and equip the necessary number
of floats, and the committee will begin
to canvass the city for subscriptions be
tween Christmas and New' Year's, it.
was the sense of the committee that the
foundation should be laid for a perma
nent carnival association. The lime is
too limited to get up an elaborate parade
this year, but it is the intention to make
the parade the year following equally as
attractive as the Mobile pageant. Mr.
Telfair Hodgson was elected a member
of the committee. He was called upon
for his views on the subject ond ex
pressed himself as follow**:
The first idea fr. be instilled into the
minds of the merchants Is that the pa
radj» should be free from advertisements
.ci" Individual firms. The entire parade
should be a general advertisement of Bir
mingham and not an advertisement of ip
dividual firms. Det the merchants con
tribute to the general fund and if they
then want to put an advertising float on
the street let them do so; but their float
should In no sense be a part of the real
parade. The floats should each clearly
represent a subject or tableau and should
he constructed under the supervision of a
committee, the work being done by some
one familiar with building floats.
A carnival society should be organized
and held together as a social organiza
tion. grand mask hall should be given
Hfter the parade, which should he con
ducted on a high plane. Just as the halls
are conducted in Mobile and New* Or
Membership In this society would soon
be sought after. There ought to be no
trouble in getting 100 members. The an
nual dues would be7 say $10, which would
make $1000 to start with. A thousand dol
lars more should be subscribed by the
merchants. With $2000 a handsome night
parade and grand ball could be given.
In a little or no time rival societies would
spring up and vie with each other in see
ing which could get up the best parade.
The time is too limited to got up more
than one parade this year, but there is
no reason why one or two societies can
not be organized and give a carnival ball,
and on the following mardi gras they
can undertake to put a parade on the
street In addition to their ball.
The merchants will be well repaid for
the money they contribute. If only 2000
people are brought here, a very low es
timate, they will leave at least $5 each,
or $10,000. If the carnival this year is a
success, not less than 10,000 people will
come here the next year, and most of
them can be kept here two or three days
by Judicious management. They would
leave not less than $50,000 In the city.
Mr. Hodgson proceeded to show how a
parade could be put on the street next
year for about $2000, which cost Mobile
or New Orleans at least $5000.
After listening to Mr. Hodgson and
discussing his Ideas, the committee ad
journed to await the answer of the de
signer above referred to.
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.
11- 12-tf _
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.
12-13-71 209 N. 20th St.
The first cars In the morning leave as fol
From Cleveland.5:50
From Twelfth avenue.6:05
From South Highlands.5:30
From North Highlands.6:00
From Avondale.5:30
From Avondale, second car.5:48
From Fountain Heights.5:48
From Fountain Heights, second car.6:00
One hour later on Sundays.
Late Cars.
Leave Second avenue for—
North Highlands.11:30 p m
Fountain Heights.11:00 p m
Avondale. 11:00 p m
Cleveland.11:30 p m
Twelfth avenue.11:00 p m
South Highlands.....11:00 pm
South Highlands..11:30 p m
South Highlands.12:01 a m
12- 1-tf _
Fresh bread and candy made
daily at C. W. Cody’s, 1820 to
1826 3d avenue. J*s V 3t
war talk m mm
Serious View of the Effect of War
Treasurer Bowron of the Tennessee Coal,
Iron and Railroad Company Looks Upon
the Agitation With Deep Regret.
Would war between the United States
and Great Britain in any way be of ben
efit to Birmingham and the Birmingham
industrial district?
A great many people have an idea that
It would vastly stimulate coal and iron
ore mining, and that pig iron manufac
ture would boom and Birmingham again
see flush times.
The town is full of people who have
opinions they are quick to express upon
the now popular topic; but those who
have views that are at once as accurate
ly and elegantly expressed, and that are
as teeming with thought as those a State
Herald representative obtained yester
day^ from Mr. James Bowron, treasurer
of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad
company, are scarcer than this writer
would, with consideration for the rest of
intelligent and well-informed people,
care to tell.
Mr. Bowron was approached about the
war question and discussed it seriously
and instructively. He was told that it
was not an uncommon idea here that
war would make demand for our coal
and iron and consequently stimulate bus
iness. He expressed surprise that any
body was so thoughtless and ill-informed.
I-'or himself he had no heart of patience
with the flippant halloo and bellow about
war between this country and England.
Without going- ihlb'the merits of the
question involved in the dispute over
tile Venezuela boundary line he would say
that this country was not only deplora
bly unprepared Tor war, but that it would
positively Injure It and set It back ten
years at least. Although an Englishman
by birth, Mr. Bowron has been in this
country eighteen years and has long
been a naturalized citizen; he Is a re
publican In politics and a redoubtable
advocate of the dootrine of tariff protec
tion: but he stoutly contends for America
against the world.
j. i\nuvv iuu mill'll ui mt? power iinu ic
source* of Great Britain,” he said, "to
look lightly upon the idea of war with
that country. It Is a very serious sub
ject. It would be very different from a
disturbance with Argentine or Chili or
Samoa, Think of it! England can match
the best of our new vessels in armament
and everything that makes a modern war
vessel and have fleets to spare simulta
neously to bombard Horton, New York.
. Baltimore, Charleston, Savannah. Mobile
and San Francisco.- By the time such de
struction cost this country something
like $1,000,000,000, which Birmingham
would have to help pay. It would he
learned that it was not a matter to he
flippant about.” Mr. Bowron seemed to
contemplate the possibility only In the
lurid light of an unmixed calamity to
this country, but he said if we must fight
he would like to see this country have
about three years to get ready; then, by
reason of its resources and the ingenuity
of its people, it could be prepared to colic
with any country. Anybody who is in
formed about the almost total lack of
coast fortifications of this country, and
how much we iack In ordnance, ought to
see how grievously short of adequate
preparation we are to go to war with a
great power like England; and as to help
ing our cod trade—that w-as stuff. Eng
lish vessels were now consuming Ala
bama coal, and thdt would be stopped;
and besides, In case of war. war vessels
would most likely use-anthracite coal
to avoid making the conspicuous marks
that bituminous coal emitted in its heavy
black clouds of smoke. Again, we would
be deprived of the coal trade which all
classes of British steam Vessels have been
supplying, they being now nine-tenths of
the consumers. In short, as Mr. Bowron
devoutly quoted from scripture, one
member of the Body could not be Injured
but the whole body suffered. The war
talk, he said, had already had a bad ef
fect upon business and securities. Louis
ville and Nashville stock was lower than
it bad b;en for four or five years, and
nobody could tell what would become of
the iron market,_
Santa Claus’ picture in next
Sunday’s State Herald.
Solomon & Levi’s, the pioneers
in their line, for finest wines
and liquors for the holidays.
Good duck shooting at East Lake. If
you wish to go to the lake before the
trains commence running get permit to
ride on light engines that pass up First
avenue at 4:50 and 5 a. m. from Bir
mingham Railwayand Electric company,
303 North Twentieth street. 12-7tf
Standard brands of fine old
whisky, thoroughly matured,
6 years old, 75c a bottle.
209 and 21119th Street.
Open until 9:30 p. m.
12-13-tf . .
Good fishing at East Lake.
12-l-tf _ _
He Will Deliver a Lecture to the Citizens of
Birmingham and Vicinity—Date Not
6iven Out-as Yet.
General Coxay, It la given out, will
pay Birmingham, a vl^J{ add deliver a
lecture. It will be remembered that
Coxey’s liberation from prison was re
cently celebrated here, and he is not
without his friends.
Mr. F. Victor E. Lynch, journalis t and
Mr. Duke Miles, both gentlemen doing
advance work for the commonwealer, are
in the city. They will make an effort to
get the opera house, and General Coxey
will deliver an interesting and earnest
lecture, so his representatives say.
Everybody remembers Coxey . He
went to Washington with his army,
marching almost the entire distance, for
the purpose of making a speech on the
capitol stepB. He was arrested fqr "get
ting on the grass,” and gained quite a
reputation through the country for that
display of ungratifled valor.
Of late lie has been In politics at Mas
sillon, O., his home. His leanings and
ideas are towards the populist side, and
his speeches are said to be in that line.
It is useless to deny that Coxey will
daw a big house, and Instead of the opera
house his friends had better secure the
Santa ClauB’ proclamation
in next Sunday’s State Herald.
Peculiar Pause Marks the Con
dition of the Market
Both in Coal and Iron b/the Tennessee Coal,
Iron and Railroad Company's Mines
and Furnaces.
In a conversation yesterday with a
State Herald representative. Treasurer
James Bowron of the Tennessee Coal,
Iron and Railroad company was asked
what was the present outlook for iron.
He answered decidedly that be did nqj
know, and knew of nobody who could
tell anything about it. We were now In
the middle of a pause'in the market that
had followed and kfpt up steadily for
two months since the incipient boom of
the summer.
Asked to diagnose the situation, be
said the “Inclplentt'boom” was caused by
demands that had accumulated ever
since the shrinkage o(.production, which
began in 1892, on account of fear of a
political change, with a consequent
change in the tariff. Then came the pan
ic of 1893, and the autumn of that year
saw a period of apathy and misery fol
lowing ruinous losses. The passage of
the Wilson-Oorman tariff bill also had a
depressing effect. Then the spring of
1894 brought the greatest labor disturb
ance since ’77, and the summer saw a
failure of the western corn crop, which
crippled railroads. Meantime demand to
supply needs for railroad and construc
tion of houses had accumulated, while
production had been shrinking naturally,
because there was no satisfactory re
turn In the business. Last summer's
boom was caused by the hurry to get
supplies, buyers unnecessarily running
prices up upon themselves, all "of which
led to he ressuscitation of boom town fur
naces. The consequence was production
had gone beyond all precedents. Now
production very nearly balances with
the demand. He thought If the market
was loft to Itself without any extraneous
disturbance, such as the war flurry, it
would go along as It had been. As it
was. nobody could tell anything about
the situation as to the future. Every
Doay seemed to De waiting tor a starring
point. Otherwise, everything was going
on excellently. The company was beat
ing Its own record as never before. Or
'defs were booked for 110,000 tons.
Pratt mines smashed her coal output
retford last week, the figures for the week
being 36,734 tons. In 1893 the same week
th$ output was 29,436.
The Iron production is also exceptional
ly i large. The company has four fur
napes In blast at Bessemer and one at
Oxmoor making 700 tons daily, three at
Eijsley making 550, and the Alice 165
togs. These are the Alabama furnaces,
making a total of IBS tons dally. Two
Tepnessee furnaces- 6t‘ the Company at
South Pittsburg are making from 250 to
3001 tons dally. The Cowan furnace was
ouf of blast, undergoing repairs, as was
algo one at Bessemer, and another at
Eimley will soon go into blast. Low sili
con is still being made at two furnaces,
No. 3 at Bessemer and one of the Alices.
The board of managers of the Charity
hospital desire to sell all the red brick,
-furnace window weights, pipes, etc., to
he seen on the grounds of the hospital at
Smithfleid. Apply between the hours of
12 30 and 2.30 p. m. at 2011 Park avenue.
11- 14-tf_
I carry the largest stock of
fine whiskies in the State. You
have a dozen different brands
select from.
Standard price, 75c a bottle.
Why not save the 25c?
209 and 21119th Street.
Open until 9:30 p. m.
12- 13-tf_._
Cold Weather la 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
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 _
Walter L. Marooney Loses an Arm While At
tempting to Couple Cars at Americus
Walter L. Marooney, freight conduc
tor on the Southern, had his arm mashed
off just above the wrist while attempt
ing to couple cars at Americus Junction
Wednesday afternoon. He was brought
to this city on a special engine, where
medical attention was rendered by the
company's physician.
Mr. Marooney was formerly chief clerk
In the office of Superintendent P. T.
Thomas at Blocton, and Is a very pop
ular railroad man.
He is doing as well as could be ex
* New Strength
- Is given tired, nervous women by Hood’s
Sarsaparilla. “ 1
had rheumatism
aud catarrh bad
ly, but since tak
ing 12 bottles of
Hood’s Sarsapa
rilla I am a dif
ferent woman. 1
take Hood’s Sar
saparilla every
spring and am as
strong aud well
1 as a woman of 35.
jj A doctor iB never
] called Into my
borne, as all of my family use Hood’s Sar
saparilla and Hood’s Pills.” Mbs. Alice
V. Enright, 146 Jay St., Brooklyn, N. Y.
Hood’s Sarsaparilla
Makes Rich Red Blood. |1; six for |5.
Hiirsrl’c Pi 11c cure all liver ills, bilious
I IUUU S rills ness,lieadaohes. use.
School of Expression Day
Atlanta Exposition Dec- 23.
Recitals, Illustrated art lectures and
lessons, led by S. S. Curry, Ph. D. and
teacher of the School of Expression, 468
Boylston street, Boston, Mass.
12 20-3t l
Toys /
Dolls /
Picture Books/
Cheap /
W. H. 0WI1TGS & CO.,
2028 First Avenue.
Get prices.
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musrc Itf iSltfstaA!
Write to us Jar euevijihimj Known in
g-iss ^zim i^/ute. eiRwiN&HW alb.
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£ 2
S a
Will Take Orders
Blue Points,
Bonsecours, >.
N. Y. Saddle Rocks.
Best Selects, 50c per hundred.
Plants, 75c per hundred.
Norfolk plants, $1.25 per 100.
Brooms’ Fisli and Oyster Market,
No. 11>£ Twentieth Street.
Order of Publication,
The State of Alabama—Judicial Depart
ment—The Supreme Court of Alabama,
November term, 1895—Appeal from Jeffer
son Chancery Court—Sixth division, 511.
James B. Wood et al. vs. Lomax Pittman,
Whereas, on the 25th day of November,
1S95, an order of publication was made in the
above stated cause as follows, to-wit:
"Come the said appellants, James B. Wood
and R. W. Beoh, and move the court for an
order of publication, as required by law,
citing Willie J. Hardy, Edward Hugh Hardy
and Pearl Hardy to appear at the next call
of the sixth division of this court and to
join in the assignment of errors in this
cause, and in support of said motion Sam
Will John. Esq., an attorney of this court,
here makes oath in writing that the said
Willie J. Hardy is a non-resident of the
State of Alabama, and his place of residence
is unknown, and that Edward Hugh Hardy
and Pearl Hardy are minors under the age
of 14 years, non-residents of the State of
Alabama, and reside with their mother,
Minnie Hardy Gist, in Washington, District
of Columbia.
"Wherefore It is ordered that notice be
published for four consecutive weeks in the
Birmingham State Herald, a newspaper
published in the city of Birmingham, county
of Jefferson and State of Alabama, citing
said Willie J. Hardy and the said Edward
Hugh Hardy and Pearl Hardy to appear at
the next eall of the sixth division of this
court and to jon in the assignment of errors
in this cause, and notifying them that if
they fail so to do a severance will be had
on the errors assigned by said appellants,
and that a copy of said notice be sent by
mail to said Minnie Hardy Gist and Edward
Hugh Hardy and Pearl Hardy at Washing
ton, District of Columbia."
Now. therefore, pursuant to said order,
this publication is made, and the said Willie
J. Hardy and Edward Hugh Hardy and
Pearl Hardy are hereby cited to appear at
the next call of the sixth division of this
court and to join in the assignment of er
rors in this cause, and notified that if they
fail so to do a severance will be had on the
errors assigned by said appellants, who sued
out said appeal in their own names.
Witness. Sterling A. W'ood, Clerk of»the
Supreme Court of Alabama, at the capitol,
this, 11th day of December. 1895.
Clerk Supreme Court.
Sam Will John, Attorney.
Mortgage Sale.
Under and by virtue of the power con
tained in a mortgage executed on the 13th
day of January, 1892, by Mary E. Tindall
and E. N. Tindall to the undersigned, of
record In book 167, on page 360, Probate
Court of Jefferson county, Alabama, to se
cure the payment of certain promissory
notes described therein, the undersigned will
sell at public auction, to the highest bidder,
for cash, in front of the court house door of
Jefferson county, at Birmingham, Ala.,
within the legal hours of sale, on
the following described real estate, to-wit:
Lot No. 12 In the plat of Dexter & Morri
son subdivision of lot number ten (10) of the
lands of the estate of Richard Forsythe, de
ceased, lying In the west half of the south
west quarter of section 21, township 17,
range 2 west, In Jefferson county, Alabama,
default having been made in the payment
of said notes (Including that due October 1,
1895), said sale to be made for the payment
of said notes and attorney's fees therein
provided for.
December 9, 1895.
.Wm. Vaughan, Attorney. 12-10-30t
Mag, Dec. 3lsl
Cleveland Bicycle,
So long advertised, will be given away
at our Store,
1915-1917 First Ave.
The public is cordially invited to be
present. A good Band of Music will
entertain the visitors. The committee,
conststing of the following named gen
tlemen, will present the Bicycle to the
lucky one :
R. N. Rhodes, IV. J. Cameron,
Jos. F. Johnston, J. B. Cobbs,
If. M. Wilson, Felix Drennen.
A ticket will be given for every dol
lar* s worth of merchandise purchased
up to the above date.
Very respectfully,
I. WEIL £ 10,,
Merchant Tailors, Clothier3
and Furnishers,
1915 and 1917 First Avenue.
2 1 zz
My Feet
Are Cold/
Yes, ana they will §j
always be cold until 1
5 you bring them in
and let us clothe them =
?■ , zz
j= vi a pair of our
Our prices are cheap
and our fit is neat.
| M. P. Messer, |
••The Feet Fitter,"
2010 Second Avenue.
Telephone 8.’. 5
s ~
I 2
..mini; 111 il
"bar-lock nrEwiir
Writes every letter in sight of opera tor.
Does most of the work in writing AU
TOMATICALLY and yields in the time
thus saved additional work.
It acts as if it studied the convenience
of the operator at every turn, and there
by lightens his labor and renders him
capable of doing more.
It has a knack of keeping well and is
always ready at critical or other times.
These are some of the reasons why it is
different from all other writing machines.
General Agents . . .
For the State of Alabama
223 and 225 2ist Stroet, Birmingham, Ala.
Other machines taken in exchange for Bar
Locks. Repairing and cleaning a specialty.
H. C. Abbott & Bro.
can show you a larger assortment of
Gold Watches and Diamonds
to select from than you will find elsewhere
at very reasonable prices, also Sterling Sil
ver, Art Goods, Clocks, Fish and Game Sets
suitable for wedding presents. We have a
large assortment to select from. Quality
considered, our prices are very low.
121 North 20th street.
H. Chairsell,
Dealer in Hay, Straw, Corn, Oats,
Bran, Cotton Seed Meal, Hulls,
Flour, Corn Meal, Salt and Rock
Salt, Wheat, Rye and Barley for
seed. We handle first-class goods
and guarantee as represented.
Give us a call and be convinced.
H. Chairsell,
1813 and 1615 First Avenue.
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