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f —♦— "A Love of a Rug." Saying Rugs are ever necessary (or home comfort. No house is completely furnished without them, ancl the latest and handsom est designs in RUGS can be found at the A T WV flARPET AJjJLLTj COMPANY’S, Cor. Second Ave. and 21st Street. B4S“Tlie only exclusive Carpet House in Alabama. RAILROAD RACKET. Three Dollar Rate to Atlanta—Central Pro motions—General Railroad News. The $3 rate to Atlanta from Birmingham went into effect yesterday. At the same time a reduced rate was put on from every southern city by all railroads which are members of the Southern States Passenger association. The rate has heretofore, since the opening of the exposition, been $3.80 for the round trip to Atlanta from Birmingham. Central Promotions. Mr. W. H. Carwilo. who was recently ap pointed through bill clerk in the Central freight office, has resigned. Ills place was tilled by the promotion of J. G. Hendricks, abstract clerk, and Mr. Sam Cowin takes the latter’s place as abstract clerk. Mr. Hendricks has l*-en with the Central for some time and has proven himself a valuable man. Mr. Cowin, the new abstract clerk, is one of the most popular young men in Birming ham. For the past year he has been in tha office of Mr. N. 1». Miller, clerk of the city court, where he made a capable and faithful assistant. Personal Notes. Assistant General Superintendent J. S. B. Thompson of the Southern railway was in the city yesterday looking after the inter ests of the company. He came over from Atlanta yesterday morning in his private ear. Mrs. Thompson accompanied him. / Supeffntendent J. H. Sullivan of the Kan sas City, Memphis and Birmingham was in the city yesterday, returning from Atlanta to Memphis. A number of the Illinois Central officials passed through the city yesterday en route to Chicago from Atlanta. Read next Sunday’s State Herald. Full of Christmas stories, Christmas pictures, Christmas poems and Christ mas advertisements. ZAMORA TEMPLE. Nobles Zamora Temple, please attend annual meeting Monday, December 23, 4 30 p. m. Election of officers for ensuing year and other Important business. At 8:30 a reception will be tendered Nobles George M. Burns and James C. Haugh, Cincinnati and New Orleans respectively. W. J. PEARCE, 12-20-2t Potentate. A grand Christmas concert will be given by the Birmingham College of Music (Director, J. Morton Boyce) on Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon In Seals' hall. The programmes are most elabor ate, consisting of grand and popular mu sic specially prepared to please all who attend. Instrumental, orchestral, vocal and choral numbers. Admission—Even ing, 50 cents; afternoon, 25 cents. 12-17-4t_ CARNIVAL OF AMERICAN INDUSTRIES. Benefit Church of the Advent, Managed by Mrs. Kathleen Kennedy of Illinois—O’Brien’s Opera House December 20, 1895, and Matinee Saturday Afternoon. One of the finest spectacular perform ances ever presented before a Birming ham audience. All the leading business firms of the city will be represented by young ladies in beautiful costumes. Some will be artistic, while others will be comic. Two hundred children in tableaux, rep resenting young Americans with Goddess of Liberty and Night. Half circle drill by sixteen missefe dressed in costume. “Tenting on the Old Camp Ground,” by local military company, as produced at Chicago during the World's fair. This alone will be worth the price of admis sion asked. Come, leave your cares at home and enjoy yourself, thereby help ing a good cause. Seats on sale December 19 and 20 at box office. Prices no and 75 cents for re served seats; children, 25 cents. THE SECRET OF A BEAUTIFUL SKIN IS FOUND IN CUTICURA SUAP Sold Ihroofhimt tlie world. Brithh depots r. N*t yiE'" n * 1 Kir.? Edward-#t. J^>n«ion. Pot ; *i. Birthday Gift We are now open , so MBERS, CONFESSION OF A VILLAIN Harry Hayward’s Ante-Mortem Statement Made Public. GAMBLING CAUSED HIS RUIN He Associated With Counterfeiters, but Never Spent Much Bad Coin. HE HAD COMMITTED FOUR MURDERS — His First Victim Was a Chinaman, the Sec ond a Girl, the Third a Man and the Fourth and Last Victim Was Also a Girl, Miss Gmg. Minneapolis, Minn., Dec. 19.—Harry Hayward's ante-mortem statement, dic tated to a stenographer the night before his execution, contains his confession of theGingmurder and also the startling in formation that he committed three mur ders before that crime. Hayward stated in Ills coufessicn that he never got into trouble until he began to gamble. This led him to form the acquaintance of counterfeiters, with whom he associated for some time, but he never spent much of the green goods, ft was too risky. One time when he was out riding in St. Louis the horse became frisky and he shot him dead. He settled for the an imal with the owner. The confession then reads: "The first murder I committed was in San Francisco in the latter part of 1893. 1 was playing with a Chinaman for small stakes and the Celestial was cheating me. 1 jumped and told him that 1 had tumid him out, and he came at me with a knife. The heavy chair from under me was a good weapon, but I could not get a good swing. 1 struck him in the face. He fell and then I punched the leg of the chair into jiis eye, and it crushed right into the skull and he lay still. After that 1 dug a hole in the place under the floor in the shed, broke up the chair and buried it with the body there. I never had any trouble from it, although the papers made a report of the finding of the bodv. "After beginning I rather liked the ex citement. Then luck followed me and I went from there to Pasadena. I had formed the acquaintance of a likely girl, a regular adventuress. I was a little pressed for money and the girl had saved $500. I had her pat, but I could not get the cash except by pretending I had an investment for her that was a money maker. She turned over the money and I took her out riding, shot her and buried the body. She was not very well known and was never missed. I never heard of the matter from that day to this. "The last trouble before this was at Paso del Norte. I was mixed up with a girl there and we used to paint things once In a while. One night her brother caught us together in my room and had us dead to rights. He was crazy and came at me with a knife. I tried to beat him off with a chair, and the girl cried to me to shoot him or he would kill me and she would be found out. 1 tired at him and struck him in the shoulder and he dropped the knife and the girl Jumped out of bed and picked him up. He was quiet enough after that, and I took him to a drug store and had his wound dressed. He made up a story of how it happened to ward off suspicion and I promised to marry the girl, and all was well for the time. I left there and learned afterwards that he died from blood pois on from the wound. "I was introduced to Kate Ging in Jan uary, 1894. That was at a time when I had been suffering pretty heavy losses. It was about April 1 before I was real well acquainted with her. and then I set out to get her money. I secured about $3800 from her. That was right about my playing the bank, with her for a partner, and that Chicago business. I did not lose the money there and I did not intend to. I never took any notes nor gave any up to the time when we fixed up the last scheme. I hypnotized her and played her right. She was a good business woman, but she was not highly educated, and yet wanted to pre tend that she understood things readily. In that way I could work on her only through mystery. Morally with Kate Ging there was absolutely nothing wrong. I say honestly that while I talked pretty plain to her I played the noble racket with her and said that even though I was a wild devil I would not do her a wrong for the world. I was play ing her for other purposes, you see.” The confession then relates that Hay ward had the mill at Hamil burned and that he collected the insurance. He pro posed to Adry to help him murder Miss Ging. but dropped him because he was too "white livered.” Then follows the details of placing $10,000 insurance on Miss Glng's life, how they arranged for flashing money In restaurants, visiting fortuhe tellers, paying over $7000 to her, OL wmco ♦OVUW WOO WUiHlCl ICH tlUU tuill ing over the policies, etc. Hayward then related how he hypnotized Blixt and In terested him in the plot to murder Miss Ring,but he claimed that Blixt was eager to commit the crime. Hayward took Miss Ging out riding on two occasions, showing her on the first drive a house where he told her counterfeit money could be secured. These drives were taken on the Saturday and Sunday nights preceding the murder. Miss Ging taking the buekboard out on each occa sion and meeting Hayward at the West hotel. He intended to "smash” her dead with a T rail each time, but found no suitable place in which to commit the murder. The rest of the confession gives an account of the killing, and coincides with evidence which came out at the trial, Hayward meeting Miss Ging near the West hotel and driving her to a point where he met Blixt, when the latter drove her to Lake Calhoun and shot her. Hayward told in the confession how he fixed his alibi, and how he took Miss Bartleson to the theater. The BarUeson clock was wrong, and this accounts for the discrepancy in time, which bothered the lawyers in the case. Miss Daniel Married. Lynchburg, Va., Dec. 19.—Miss Carrie Warwick Daniel, daughter of Senator John W. Daniel, was married at noon to day to Frederick Harper, a young lawyer of Wilmington. N. C. The marriage took place at "Westerly,” the country plUce of the bride’s parents, In the sub urbs of this city, Rev. T. M. Carson, rector of St. Paul's church, officiating. The parlors, hall and stairway were beautifully decorated with evergreens, palms, roses and smilax. Much of the work was done by the fair hands of Ihe bride. WZD ing* up our recent licit your visit to MORROW & THE LADIES AT WORK. The Various Bazaars Are Having an Excellent Trade and the Trading Public Enjoy ing Their Attractive Displays. The baby show at the Methodist bazaar yesterday afternoon attracted a large crowd of ladies and gentlemen to the ba zaar. Several babes were entered, but the judges awarded the prizes to the follow ing: Prettiest baby under 1 year old, a gold pin—Gertrude, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Molton. Finest-looking baby, 2 years and under, silver Bpoon—Elizabeth Cohen. Most beautiful girl between the ages of 2 and 4, child’s set—Orelta Tuttle. The judges were undecided as to whom this prize should be given, they being divided as between Orelta Tuttle and Mrs. Sims’ little girl. Dr. Ballard was called in to assist in deciding, and he cast his vote in favor of the Tuttle child. Handsomest boy between 2 and 4, a gold pin—Henry Jones. The Judges were Dr. J. H. Phillips, Mr. B. B. Comer and Mr. W. Mason. This afternoon at 3:30 o’clock the la dies in charge of the bazaar will open their dog show. A large number of en tries have been made, and it is expected that the show will be quite interesting. Cumberland Presbyterians. The Carnival of Days, under the man agement of the ladies of the Cumber land Presbyterian church, is proving a great success, and Is handsomely re munerating them for the trouble they have had in getting it up. Their place was crowded nearly all day yesterday and until a late hour last night. Mr. H. O. Hoyt, a prominent lumber dealer of this city, last night took the children at the Mercy home to the carni val and gave each little fellow a good supper, some candy and a doll or some other toy. It was a kind deed on the part of Mr. Hoyt, and the little children enjoyed the treat very much and went awuy with beaming countenances. The Catholics. The interest in the St. Paul’s bazaar continues unabated. The attendance last night, despite the windy evening, was larger than any night since the opening. The music Was furnished by Montano’s orchestra and the voting on the arc cabinet was published for the first time. Mr. J. D. Hillhouse received 175 votes, Mr. J. B. Gifford 165, Mr. James Eynagh 100. PERSONAL Mr. J. E. Goodson of Victoria is in the city. Mr. G. H. Hoft of Cincinnati is in the city. Mr. John Hartook of Blocton is in the city. Mr. G. M. Andrews of Memphis is in the city. Mr. W. R. Anderson of Imogene is in the city. Mr. H. E. Johnston of Eta, Ala., is in the city. Mr. and Mrs. P. Bockln of Fayette, Ind., are in the city. Mr. R. C. Fleming of Chattanooga is in the city on business. Miss Minnie Calhoun is the guest of Mrs. L. G. Woodson. Mr. Franklin D. Davis of Grand Rap ids, Mich., is in the city. Mr. James Barrow, a prominent Jap anese of Tokio, is in the city. Assistant Superintendent Thompson of the Southern railroad is in the city. Mr. H. S. Parsons of Montgomery is with his Birmingham friends. Mr. Benjamin Platt of Blocton is shak ing hands with his Birmingham friends. Several lots of boys’ underwear are be ing closed out cheap by J. L. Challfoux & Co. N Mr. J. B. Sullivan of Columbia. Tenn., is looking after his business interests in the city. Mr. E. S. Briner, a prominent business man of Houston, Tex., is in the city on business. Attorney Howard Lamar of Jasper is lo> :Ing after his professional interests in the city. The many friends of Professor Sey mour are glad to see him out again after a serious spell of typhoid fever. Miss Leila Johnston, who has been vis iting Mrs. John W. Tomlinson on the South Highlands, leaves today for At lanta. Colonel Mountjoy contemplates leav ing today or tomorrow for New York, where he will spend the holidays with his mother and brother. W. A. Chenoweth, general sales agent Alabama Rolling Mills company, left via the Queen and Crescent route for Cin cinnati and Chicago on a business trip. T. C. King, 2026 First avenue, has re ceived 1000 pairs Bannister shoes—Cor 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. Florence hotel arrivals: H. S. Hubbell, Cleveland, O.; E. P. Winston, Franklin, Tenn.; G. M. Houston, G. H. Wil ams, city; E. J. Shipley, Mobile; R. P. Crock ett, Nashville; J. 8. Kinkrod, Cincinnati; C. C. Birdsong, wife and child, San An tonio, Tex.; James F. Carroll, Cincinnati, W. H. Johnston, Montgomery; Albert F. Kuhn, Cbtlllcothi, O.: Gus Devine, Frank fort, O.; W. F. Christian, Kansas City; E. C. Rankin, Southern Railway compa ny; Beverley Barnes, Chicago; Hal Mil ler, New York; J. B. Goodlet, Huntsville; John L. Linton, Boston: B. A. King, At lanta; E. J. Shipley, Mobile; T. L. Day, St. Louis; Ed T. Burns, Mobile; S. P. Dodge, Danvers, Mass.; Bothls Allen, Houston, Tex.; R. May, Cincinnati. — Had a Gay Night of It in the Streets of Birmingham. The wind blew last night. It came a steady blast out of the west. It was a bad night for pedestrians, and few of them were astir. Those whom business or pleasure called abroad had a vexatious battle with the breezes and the stinging sand that whistled before them. Swing ing signs were wrenched from their fas tenings here and there, and along the pavements now and then shining bits of glass told of the frolics of the wind. Somewhere everybody believed a storm was raging, and Birmingham had the ragged edge of it. There was no serious damage done to any of the buildings in or about the city as far as could be learned last night, nor were any accidents reported from falling glass or signboards. The electric wires In the city also stood the strain, and there was no damage done in that quarter. Paper and street litter were tossed about, however, in reckless confusion, and the streets presented a disordered appearance. DING purchases of* Eur our establishment SINNIGE’S ' | W. H. EETTIG, President. W. J. MILNER, Vice-President. H. E. MILNER, Secretary and Treasurer, The Milner & Kettig Co., (Incorporated. Paid up capital, $125,000.00.) ■h * MACHINERY • AND • MINING • SUPPLIES. Bar Iron and Steel, Black Diamond Files, Black Diamond Tool Steel, Tools, Rubber and Leather Belting, Rubber Hose and Packing, Blake Steam Pumps, Atlas Engines and Boilers All kinds of Machinery. W*ite /or Prices and Catalogue. Birmingham, Alabama. J. H. McGUIRE TALKS. He Indorses the State Herald—V/atUer Is All Right and for Capt. Joseph F. John ston for Governor; For several days Mr. McGuire of Walker county lias been in the city looking after legal matters. Ho was seen yesterday at the Florence hotel, where he is stopping, and gave a State Herald reporter tho fol lowing interview’. When asked as to his opinion of the politi cal outlook, ci' .. Mr. McGuire said: “I admire the course being pursued by your paper. It is conservative, and con servatism is what we need. I very much regret and depreciate the spirit manifested by some of our leading democratic papers to read out of the party every democrat whose past, affiliations have not measured up to the fraction of an inch with the pro creant bed they have provided for democrats to lie upon. This kind of bossism has driven many good democrats from our ranks, and every reasonable concession should now he made to bring them back. We need them in oun business. Every democrat who will of fer to participate in our primaries and pledge himself to support tho ticket ought to lie heartily welcomed, though he may hate been switched off temporarily hereto fore by the waves of Jeflfereonianism, popu lism, etc., that have swept across the politi cal! horizon.” In answ’er to an inquiry as to how the democrats of Walker stand on the financial question Mr. McGuire said: ”1 think the rank and file of democracy in Walker county are for free silver, and many of our leading democrats* a majority in fact, are of the same way of thinking. The tingle gold standard men, in my opin ion, among democrats, aro confined to the towns, and they aro few and far between. These differences, however, are discussed with moderation, pro and con, and as a rule all alike will heartily support the nominees of the party, whether or not they get their personal choice. The lines between the two old par ties, democratic and republican, have for a long time been closely draw’ll in Walker, first one and then the other carrying the county, and the result has been to make the most loyal set of democrats on the face of tho earth; and hence, when the fight waxes hot in our county democrats lay aside their family quarrels and stick together like brothers to beat their common foe.” When asked wffio is tho choice of Walker county for governor, Mr. McGuire gave it as his opinion that Capt. J. F. Johnston is the choice of nearly every democrat of the county, regardless of financial views, and .that he will have practically a walk-over tor the nomination, since, In his opinion, Mr Clnrke has too much political experi ence ami smjacity to enter the race merely tor his health. __ RAPHAELCARAVELLA, Chop House, 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 umbrellasT They must go—prices will sell them at E. Gluck’s. 12-13-21 _ LATE CARS. Will be held at any point on electric line until 1 o’clock a. m. for $3 extra. Parties having receptions or any entertainment can secure these cars for their guests by notifying Birmingham Railway and Electric company, 303 North 20th street. 12-13-tf _ MR. COMER’S REPLY. The following correspondence explains it self: Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York. Special Committee on Sound Finan cial Legislation. Now York, Dec. 2, 1895. Mr. B. B. Comer, President City National Bank, Birmingham, Ala.— My Dear Sir: Knowing of your wide knowledge and experience in finance the above named committee has requested ■<> to ask that you will be kind enough to in dicate your views as to what financial leg islation is at this time desirable. Your com munication will be for the exclusive in formation of the committee. Trusting that you will graciously grant our request, 1 am respectfully yours, S. A. ROBINSON, Secretary. Birmingham, Dec. 17, 1895. Mr, S. A. Robinson, Secretary, New York, N. Y.— Dear Sir: Yours asking my views on spe cial legislation for finance received and noted. Will respectfully submit that I am the!most extensive farmer in the state, that iftohey is the last measure of all farm pro ducts, that like cotton, its value is largely determined by supply, that eliminating sil ver! cut the money supply half in two and exaggerated the value of gold, that the measure has grown too big for the crops. That the farmer is the seller of the universe and his prosperity is sensitive to money valpe, and shrinks as that value increases. L believe further that American prosperity depends upon the farmer, and that what ever ejects his interests should have the kindest care. I know of no better course to reduce the purchasing power of gold than the free coinage of silver. This would prob ably put us on a silver basis, but at the same time it would knock some inflation out of gold. The threats as to resulting panics, etc., I think as idle as the Ku-Klux stories of old. Yours truly, opean and 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 CO. The Only Exclusive Wholesale Liquors, Wines & Cigars, 118 19th St. SOLE AGENTS 3EOES Original Budweiser Bottled Bee r JOSEPH SCHLITZ MILWAUKEE BEER. DENVER ED RETURNS. Will Fight the Winner of the Fitzsimmons-Ma her Match—He Boxes at the Wigwam Tomorrow Night. Denver Ed Smith, the champion heavy weight pugilist of America, arrived in the city last night. After the exhibition at the wigwam tomorrow night he goes to Chatta nooga, thence to Nashville and tlienee to Cincinnati, where he will enter training for a light with the winner in the Fitzsimmons Maher contest, which will be fought in El Paso, Tex., on the 9th of January. While In Chattanooga recently Officer I. Patrick Smith and a number of his asso ciates tendered the celebrated boxer a formal reception, whieh was largely at tended. Mr. Dan O’Leary, the manager, has been busily engaged the past day or two arrang ing for the exhibition, and has already sold considerably over 2U0 tickets. The doors of the wigwam will be open at 5:30 tomorrow afternoon for the admission of those desiring to see the sport. The twenty-five-mile go-as-you-please raco will begin at G o'clock. Five entries have already been made for the two-mlle walking match. Doherty, who is to give a sparring exhibi tion with Slattery, says all the training lie needs he gets in taking iron out of the fur nace. 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. A GRAND CONCERT” Quite a largo audience attended the grand concert given by tho Birmingham College of Music last evening at Seals’ hall, under the direction of Prof. J. Morton Boyce. The grand concerted number, with nine pianos, was rendered with sublime effect. The other selections were popularly received and demonstrated that the students of the conservatory are earnestly engaged with their studies. Nominations Confirmed. Washington, Dec. 19.—The senate in ex ecutive session confirmed the following nominations: Willis F. Moore, to be chief of the weather bureau. Wheelock G. Veazey, to be an inter state commerce commissioner. Hoar.-keepers Want the Best Food. Whai. 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TELEPHONE 1020. ^H5HSHS5SB5HSaHSH5HSaSE55> [jj^Wiiiti-y | "Winds jjj May blow these cold Decern- nl uj her nights, but i|; you have n] Cj'VV'ea tlier jjj S Strips jjj on your doors and windows [j! “] you will escape the trouble, nj ui These can be had at rS Cj T. L. McGOWAN & CO.’S fjj LITTLE PAINT STORE. nj C! Everything in Paints, Art Goods, jjj ill Picture Frames, Etc. (U t2S5S2SH5'H2Sa525HSH5H5H5?52El | marl ly■ Delicious : Steak, ROAST OR Sl'EW, CAN AL W'AYS BE HAD AT MY STALL. Mutton, Lamb or Pork and all animal delicacies 8tall 11, City Market. BEN HOLZEE. 7 20 tf Card Favors Bric-a-Brac. and ek, EMPORIUM.