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"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
Cor. Second Ave. and 21st Street.
B4S“Tlie only exclusive Carpet
House in Alabama.
Three Dollar Rate to Atlanta—Central Pro
motions—General Railroad
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Harry Hayward’s Ante-Mortem
Statement Made Public.
He Associated With Counterfeiters, but Never
Spent Much Bad Coin.

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
ing* up our recent
licit your visit to
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
Several babes were entered, but the
judges awarded the prizes to the follow
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
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.
Mr. J. E. Goodson of Victoria is in the
Mr. G. H. Hoft of Cincinnati is in the
Mr. John Hartook of Blocton is in the
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
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
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
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.
purchases of* Eur
our establishment
' | 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 *
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.
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. __
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
They must go—prices will
sell them at E. Gluck’s.
12-13-21 _
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 _
The following correspondence explains it
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
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.
The Only Exclusive Wholesale Liquors, Wines & Cigars, 118 19th St.
Original Budweiser Bottled Bee r
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
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
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.
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
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. Scientists say:
Prof. Arnold of the University of
New York: “I consider that each and
every ingredient of oleomargarine but
ter or butterine is perfectly pure and
wholesome, that the oleomargarine
butter differs in no essential manner
from the butter made from cream. It
is a great discovery, a blessing for the
poor, in every way a perfectly pure,
wholesome and palatable article.
Silver Churn Butterine is prepared
especially for fine table use. Every de
tail of its manufacture is perfect. Re
cent chemical experiments show that
in nutritive and digestive properties
Silver Churn Butterine is fully equal to
the best creamery butter; while in
keeping quality Silver Churn Butterine
is much superior.
Prepared Solely By
Kansas City. U. S. A.
tic ]><ivi‘lties and
ination of our sto
J Pforona
“®|\Joal Co
Office and Yard:
Cor. Avenue A and 22d Street.
We sell more lump coal than any
yard in the city.
Joe R. Cook,
| "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
C! Everything in Paints, Art Goods, jjj
ill Picture Frames, Etc. (U
marl ly■
Delicious : Steak,
Mutton, Lamb or Pork and
all animal delicacies
8tall 11, City Market.
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Card Favors
Bric-a-Brac. and

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