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"A Love of a Ling'.' Saying Rugs are ever necessary 3 for home comfort. No house is |j completely furnished without them, a and the latest and handsom-1 est designs in RUGS can be | found at the A T TPT7 ( carpet iVJjIcrj COMPANY’S,! il Cor. Second Avo. and 21at Street, 0 i 8fe?"The only exclusive Carpet 8 House in Alabama. HE SCARED THEM. W. H, Harlow Frightens Pedestrians With a Harmless Revolver. W. H. Harlow, white, bought himself a jag last night, say the police. He went out with it along the pavements to let it effervesce. In the hilarity of his spir its he conceived the jocose scheme of frightening pedestrians with a pistol. The cylinder was removed, but he cre ated several sudden surprises by point ing the shining weapon unexpectedly at passers by. Captain Weir and Officer Walton gathered Mr. Harlow and bis gun and the jag and locked up the three in the city prison. The city will be richer and Mr. Harlow wiser when Judge Fea gin gets a whack at him this morning. The bazaar of the First Methodist church will close with a grand auction tonight at 8 o’clock. There will be for sale dolls, fancy articles, household goods and cakos, etc. CHEAP HOLIDAY RATES, Two Cents Per Mile Each Way for the Round Trip, Tickets will be sold via the Southern railway December 22, 23, 24, 25, 29. 30, 31 and January 1, good to return until Jan uary 3, 1SD6, For father information apply to L. A. SHIPMAN, T. P. A. No. 7 North Twentieth street. Tele phone 846. 12-20-tl 1-1 Some of the beautiful Ro den stock of watches, dia monds and jewelry loft and we are selling them at aston ishingly low figures. Call and price. Also the superb silverware. Then you should see and price the numerous unredeemed pledges, which we are selling at about half the original cost. You need only examine to be convinced. COLLATERAL LOAN CO. 12-15-71_209 N. 20th St. FOR SALE. The board of managers of the Charity hospital desire to sell all the red brick, furnace window weights, pipes, etc., to be seen on the grounds of the hospital at Smlthlleld. Apply between the hours of 12:30 and 2:30 p. m. at 2011 Park avenue. 11- 14-tf_ Pain’s fireworks will be on sale at the Pain’s fireworks stand at 15 20th street. They are the best. It is a waste of money to buy poor fireworks. 12- 19-5t _ ZAMORA TEMPLE. Arrangements Are Being Made for a Gland Occasion Monday Night, Mr. W. J. Pearce, potentate, Informs the State Herald that the annual meet ing of the above order Monday night .will be a social feast for the members, aside from the business features. The reception that will be given to Nobles iGeorge M. Burns and James C. Haugh of Cincinnati will be strictly In keeping With similar entertainments given in the past and so highly enjoyed. No mem ber can afford to miss it. Arrangements are already being made for the occasion and it Is being looked forward to with a great deal of pleasure. (ytJcura the great |\8KIN CURE Ips Instantly Relieves l/TORTURING bkm Diseases And the moat distressing forms of itching, burning, bleeding, and scaly skin, scalp, and blood humours, and points to a speedy cure when all other remedies and the best physi cians fail. Speedy Cere Treatment. — Warm baths, with Cuticura. Soap, gentle applications of Citticuba (ointment), and mild doges of Ct> ticuba Resolvent (the new blood purifier). 8ol(l throughout the world. British depnti V. Vgw rgur ft So*?, !._K»ni* Edwnrd-rt.. ' p.. • Birthday Gift?. We are now open so NABERS, .> COL, BILL DENSON'S VIEWS How He Was Impressed by the President’s Message. WHAT GOV. OATES OMITTED Characteristic Interview With the Outspoken Ex-Congressman From the Seventh District. Ex-Congressman William H. Denson arrived in Birmingham yesterday from his home at Gadsden on a brief business trip, intending to return this morning. As usual, he is the picture of good health and sanguine spirits, of which no reverse, political or otherwise, can de prive him. He talked last evening with character istic freedom, humor and eloquence about the absorbing questions of the day in frank response to pumping interrogato ries. Asked what he had to say for him self on the president's Venezuelan mes sage, Colonel Denson’s face took on great gravity as he responded thus: “I have read the president’s message with a great deal of care, and I heartily approve it. I think it is a brave, timely, American deliverance. Indeed, it is the one thing truly and conspicuously Ameri can to which he has given utterance since his second term began. This in it self is somewhat remarkable, but there is to me another circumstance incidental to the message, or rather in the sequence of it, that is strangely singular. It is in the effect of the message. We are all naturally interested in what the world at home and abroad has to say of the most striking executive expression that has come from the white house in very many years. T say that in noting the comments of the press and the dispatches giving the views of prominent citizens, it is passing singular to me that in what Gov ernor Oates of Alabama is reported to have said on this vastly momentous question that there appears nowhere in his interview the pregnant and assuring phrase, ‘I advised Cleveland.’ The ab sence of this familiar expression of our governor, which so tersely and beauti fully signalizes the cordial and intimate relations between these two great men, constrains me to apprehend that there is something wrong. Was the president not advised by Governor Oates on this vital occasion, or can it be that our gov ernor was not fully or correctly reported? I rather fear that our illustrious govern or failed to advise the president, for. mark you, there is another omission tha hampers my reaching a complete opinion _•and that is that at no time in discuss ing this matter and giving the president credit for his share In the determination of the issue does Governor Oates make use of his handy and ingenuous expres sion, ‘I and Mr. Cleveland.’ Now, if our gold and silver chamelion governor had but stated one of these comforting things, what an assurance it would have been, at least here in Alabama, that all was well!” _ _ . . „ ■ But seriously, auueu uiwua after laughing at his little pleasantry. “th»re will be no war. England's en vironments in other countries, to say nothing of her great interests on the American continent, will impress the British government ultimately that war with the United States would inevitably lead to the impairment of the autonomy and preservation of the British empire. England will not fight, not because the English people are not a brave and war like people, if need be, but Mr. Cleve land’s message Itself implies ^ that if England will accept the submission of the issue to arbitration the United States will accede to it. And then you will see the United States worsted. How so? The Monroe doctrine is not purely and simply a question 01 acquisition of ter ritory only by European powers on this continent, but it reaches further and in volves the question whether the people of our American countries shall be per mitted to govern themselves with abso lute freedom from all threatening inter position of monarchical powers, which would tend to defeat the right of enjoy ing our republican institutions to their fullest extent. The message leaves open the matter of arbitration,which England may adopt. As a matter of course there will be on the board of arbitration rep resentatives of monarchical govern ments, and their prejudices will work against us and to England’s adiaintage. But in order for the United States to maintain its dignity and honor and vin dicate the right of our people to self government the ultimatum to England ought to be that she must recede from her Venezuelan pretensions or fight. Just as the silver people have contended, British tories over here will be found to be goldbugs. The most of the eastern goldbug press will be found opposing war. Of course, Mr. Cleveland will have to change his injections from chloride of gold to spirits of American ginger. I would not be surprised to hear of many of our Alabama goldbugs and cuckoos repairing to Washington to get their ‘shots.’ Coming from Mr. Cleveland they will take it like the little martyr men they are.” “What will congress do, and what if war does come?” was asked in conclu sion. "The congress will back the president in letter and in spirit. It Is now a neces sity. The American people will demand it. The only opposition that will be in terposed will come from the same section and in the same spirit that inspired the Hartford convention of 1812. I hope, If there is indeed to be. war and bombard ment of our cities, that the British will attend to Boston first, and bombard Buz zard’s bay early In the conflict, for I am confident that in his present fervor of patriotism the president will gladly sac rifice his summer home on the altar of his country. But if I were Governor Oates I would advise the president not to go duck hunting on the North Carolina coast while the British are engaged with their swarming fleets in blockading our ports, or they might run off with him to Dry Tortugas, or some other anti-fat resort.” Colonel Denson said in parting that he believed the president was not actuated by any selfish political motive, as the English press suggested, but had given expression to the honest, patriotic ex pression of his heart; and as to the third term Idea, Cleveland was not a fool. He knew he was not bigger than Washington or Jefferson, and could not accomplish what Grant had failed to do. Colonel Denson hopes that Lon Living ston and Bill Scruggs will, in view of their familiarity and sympathy with Venezuelan affairs, be appointed on the commission to investigate the boundary question. WED in<»- up our recent licit your visit to MORROW & MR, CLARKEJM SEE IT En Route to Washington He Is Met and Importuned TO BECOME A CANDIDATE It Is Said That Alter the Clouds Roll By and Santa Claus Comes and Goes He May Announce. Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 20.—(Special)— The Hon. Richard H. Clarke of Mobile passed through here last night, en route to Washington. It is stated that he was besieged by the anti-Johnston democrats, all of whom were loaded down with rea sons why he should become a candidate for the nomination. It appears he could not see it that way, however, for he pro ceeded on his route, leaving matters, to all appearances, just where they were. It is stated on the streets that Mr. Clarke did promise to become a candi date, and that his announcement is being withheld for the reason that public at tention is occupied with the considera tion of war and Christmas. The report is that it is the intention of the groomers of Mr.Clarkcthat hisannouncement shall fall on ears of the Johnston men with a dull thud, in order that they may com pletely be crushed and annihilated, and that this may be accomplished it is neces sary that no disturbing influences like that of Santa Claus and Lord Salisbury should exist. Hence the announcement, the report says, will not be made until after the new year. This is only street talk, however, and appearances appear to indicat ■ that Mr. Clarke has not asyetconsented to become a candidate. Personal and General. The following orders were granted by the supreme court today: K. H. Andrews vs. Leo K. St’lner, from Jefferson circuit court; motions to nmend judgment, to set aside judgment and for rehearing overruled. Moore, Kirkland & Co. vs. Westing house Electric and Manufacturing com pany, from Montgomery circuit court; motion to dismiss appeal overruled; leave granted to amend appeal. Fannie A. Floyd vs. American Free Land Mortgage company, limited, from Limestone chancery court; certiorari, etc., granted. No decisions were rendered today. The court adjourned until after the holidays. The Supreme Court Adjourns. Mrs. M. A. Rivers of Birmingham is at the Windsor. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Davis, R. J. Rey nolds and R. Y. Stokes of Abbeville are guests of the Mabson. Mr. George Strong of Montgomery is circulating among his Selma friends. It will be gratifying to the friends of Mrs. Governor Oates to know that she is convalescing from her serious spell of illness, which was of the nature of par alysis, and is now enabled to move about her room. Maj. J. H. Harris, one of the leaders of the opposition to the democracy in this state, and who has been formally mentioned as the probable populite can didate for governor, is in the city. The major says he is not a candidate for gov ernor, and will not be. Montevalio uoai, ws.nv per ton. Montevalio Coal, $1.75 per half ton. A. C. EDWARDS, 21st St. & 10th Ave., North. ’Phone 435. 12-21-2111 “baseball magnates Of the Southern Association Will Hold a Meet ing in This City Today. In the parlor of the Morris hotel today will bo held a meeting of the directors of the southern association of baseball clubs. Sev eral important matters will come up for con sideration at this meeting, among which is the question of awarding the. pennant for the year 1895, Atlanta and Nashville both claiming it. . ... , The next most important question will be the selection of cities which are to be mem bers of the association next year. The cities which are at present members are Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, Montgomery, Mobile and New Orleans. Two more will be needed to complete the circuit. The directors are anxious to have Birmingham come in, as this would materially lessen the traveling expenses of every club in the association. The question has been but Httle discussed in this citv, and consequently no enthusiasm over the matter exists. ' The bazaar of the First Methodist church will close with a grand auction tonight at 8 o’clock. There will be for sale dolls, fancy articles, household goods and cakes, etc. __ A Curious Test Case. St. Louis, Dec. 20.—Suit has been com menced by Messmore, Gannett & Co., against Rose & Pearle, the brokerage Arm, in which the plaintiffs seek to re cover the sum of $30,000 embezzled by their bookkeeper, Alfred L. Avery, and lost In option transactions alleged to have been negotiated through the Arm of Rose & Pearle. It is averred that Avery embezzled on September 25, 1895, the sum of $30,000 and turned It over to Rose & Pearle for the purpose of carrying on certain option deals, and that they re ceived the money without any valuable consideration In return. This suit will be watched with interest by boards of trade, as upon its conclusion the war against bucket shop traders will largely depend. __ Twenty-two pounds of gran ulafei sugar today for $1 to purchasers of tea and coffee, with our elegant Xmas souve nir thrown in. A. & P. Tea Co., 2107 Second Ave. LOOK! LOOK! At our furniture. Fine, dur able and cheap. Everything one needs for a cottage or mansion. STOWERS FURNITURE CO , 1816 & 1818 2nd Ave. 12-21-3t_ DING purchases of' Eur our establishment SINNIGE’S W. H. KETTIG, President. w. jl, MILNER, Vioe-President. H. K. MILNER, Secretary and Treasurer. The Milner & Kettig Co., (Incorporated. Paid up capital, $125,000.00.) MACHINERY • AND • MINING • SUPPLIES. Bar Iron and Steel, Black Diamond Files, Black Diamond Fool 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. CARNIVAL OF INDUSTRIES^ A Splendid Success—A Collection of Beautiful Young Women Assemble on the Stage, The ladles of the Church of the Ad vent scored a splendid success In their Carnival of American Industries last night. The programme they had ar ranged for the occasion was a very at tractive one and pleased the audience. The sixty or seventy young ladies par ticipating in the performance, arrayed in their handsome evening costumes, looked the very picture of beauty and loveliness. They were the admiration of all pres ent, and the parts assigned them were well executed. The dress parade and march by sixty young ladies, representing as many dif ferent business houses of the city, was excellent, and so were all the other feat ures of the entertainment. The programme was as follows: Part I. Overture, by Orambs' band. Tableaux—Song, "Americans of the Present Day,” by 150 children; "Goddess of Liberty,” Miss Mamie Pearson; "God dess of Night," Miss Louise Patton. Music by the band. Half circle drill, by twenty misses dressed In costumes. “Tenting on the Old Camp Ground,” by the military company. Part II. Dress parade—and march by sixty young ladies, representing different lines of business; fancy dance by Miss Estelle Gifford. Music. Tableaux—Electric Light company, Miss Eloise Johnson; florists, Jewelers, dry goods, State Herald, Evening News and the Independent. Miss Lea Williams, mandolin, accom panied by Master Nathan Williams on guitar. Tableaux—Statuary, Birmingham Mar ble works. Misses Mamie Pearson, Tur ner and Smith. "A Study in Head Drapery,” Miss Bal lou. _ Parlor scene by Jacobs' Furniture store—Miss Patti Ruffner. Seals' Music house—Miss Augusta Sharpe. _ Violin solo. “Sixth Air Varle (De Beriot), Birmingham Conservatory of Music—Miss Florrie Graves. Instrumental solo, selected, Birming ham C0II14MW of Music—Miss Virginia Walker. Piano solo, “Valse Alemande’ —Miss Edna Gockel. Music, "Auld Lang Syne.” Tableaux—Simmons, Durham & Co., Miss Flora Graves. Music. City of Living Pictures. Good-night. The vocal solo by Miss Patti Ruffner, the violin solo by Miss Florrie Graves and the piano solos by Misses Virginia Walker and Edna Gockel were very fine. The same performance will be repeated at O’Brien’s opera house this afternoon at 2:30. That little cold may bring on catarrh. Hood's Sarsaparilla prevents and cures catarrh. __ The bazaar of the First Methodist church will close with a grand auction tonight at 8 o’clock. There will be for sale dolls, fancy articles, household goods and cakes, etc. __ Cold Weather Is Comma. 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 I carry the largest stock of fine whiskies in the State. You have a dozen different brands of PURE OLD WHISKY to select from. Standard price, 75c a bottle. Why not save the 25c? H. BARNARD, 209 and 21119th Street. Open until 9:30 p. m. 12-13-tf __ ’ Oyster cocktails at the Met ropolitan bar. I I-I 2-tf Road next Sunday’s State Herald. Full of Christmas stories, Christmas pictures, Christmas poems and Christ mas advertisements. Children, look out for next Sunday’s State Herald and tell “mama” and “papa” to read it to you. opean an<l 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 ^GEESSTTS FOE Original Budweiser Bottled Bee r JOSEPH SCHLITZ MILWAUKEE BEER. TRAIN WRECKERS ARRESTED One of Them Confessed That He Wrecked the Train Because He Wastn't Paid for His Horse. Montgomery, Dec, 20.—(Special.)— Three negroes were arrested at Hayne ville, Ala., tonight charged with having wrecked the Louisville and Nashville train near Morgansvllle, sixteen miles helow here, last night. One of them, Gil bert Giles, has made a sworn confession. He alleges that one Joe Samuels, col ored, recently had a horse killed by an engine on the Louisville and Nashville road, and payment for it was refused. Samuels, Charles Jenkins and Giles then combined to wreck passenger train No. 4, from New Orleans, due here at 9 p. m. They accordingly pulled the spikes from the ties at the bottom of a rather steep incline. Just beyond the point was a trestle. The surroundings were admira bly adapted to a destructive wreck. For tunately a freight, which the scoundrels had not expected, came along just ahead of No. 4 and sprung the trap. The freight was completely wrecked, but no one was hurt. A kind providence alone saved the train hands. Chief Detective Warner and Local De tective Watts went to work on the case this morning, and tonight secured the affidavit of Giles, who was a section hand, to the confession as stated. Grand Matinee, Seals’ Hall, 3 p. m. today. Admission 25c. NO FAKE! NOT A PROMISE ! We will sell you a folding bed, china closet, ladies’ desk, rockers or office desk at fac tory cost. STOWERS IURNITURE CO., 1816 & 1818 2nd Ave. 12-21-3t POLICE CIRCLES. — Recent Doings Among the Lynx-Eyed Agents of the Law, Will Dixon, who was arrested here some time ago by Officers Dishcroon and Brlzen dine, was suspected of being wanted in Chattanooga for murder. Officers came for him and ho was carried back to Chatta nooga, where It is said he killed a negro woman about two years ago in cold blood. Wednesday he was bound over to await the action of the grand jury in Chattanooga. Dixon is considered a very bad criminal, and his capture in Birmingham is quite a feather in the cap of tho local police. Officers Baker and Bangston sent Wallis Clark, Isral Dixon and John Green to the hold-over last night in the Black Maria. The prisoners arc negroes and they had a lively fight in Buzzard Roost, that might have terminated with serious results had not the fracas been stopped by the timely arrival of Policemen Baker and Bangston. Wallis Clarke, one of the fighters, received a stab about an inch and a quarter long in his shoulder, but the wound is not danger ous. Dennis Stephens was arrested last night by Officer Walton on the charge of grand la rceny. The new police uniforms have arrived, and the force will make a splendid appearance when they don their new uniforms. The Internal revenue collector has the fol lowing report of raids on file in his office: By Deputy Collector C. ft. Tutweiler, near Loumma, in Randolph county, seven fer menters, 150 gallons of beer and mash, one and a half bushels of malt corn, two gallons of singling. The outfit was valued at $75. Near 1 iloomingdale. In Chambers county, by Deputy Collector C. S. Tutweiler, straight double copper worm, nine fermenters, two flake stands, 400 gallons of beer, ten gallons of singlings. The outfit was valued at $50. Near W< hadkee, in Randolph county, by Deputy Collector C. S. Tutweiler, seven fer menters, 150 gallons of beer, one flake stand, ENTS. ^ ✓ tic ]>ovelties and ination of out* wto BRIC-A-BRAC five bushels malt corn. The outfit was valued at $30. Near Gay, in Randolph county, by Deputy Collector C. S. Tutweih-r. forty-gallon cop per still with wooden cap; log and barrel still of fifty-four gallons capacity; two fiako stands, six fermenters, 700 gallons of beer. Worth in all about $125. No arrests were mad?, as the Illicit distil lers managed In over.y case to escape before the officers arrived. All of the outfits were destroyed, howewer, as It was impracticable to remove them. Detective Barnes Morgan has returned from Louisville, Ivy., whore he captured L. O. Ives, a white man wanted In this city on a charge of embezzlement, preferred by Richard T. Boyt. a photographer on Second avenue. Mr. Boyt alleges that he loaned Ives a photographic lens worth $75, while the lat ter was In this city, and that Ives failed to return It to him on request, but converted it to his own use. Ives will bo given a pre liminary hearing before Justice Benners. We will sell during the month of December a bottle of Cognac brandy for one sil ver dollar. Regular price one and a half gold dollars. H. BARNARD, 209 and 21119th Street. 12-13-tf _ Good fishing at East Lake. 12-l-tf _ 'We are headquarters In California wines, such as sherry, port and clarets. We canot be excelled In quality and prices on Imported and domestic liquors of any kind. Give us a trial and be con vinced. M. & A. WISE, Cor. Morris ave. and Twentieth street. Virginia Indorses Hill and Cleveland. Richmond, Va., Dec. 20.—The state sen ate today agreed to the Hunsc amend ment to the resolution upholding Presi dent Cleveland’s position upon the Vene zuelan question, and providing that the general assembly most heartily approves the course of Senator David B. Hill in introducing a bill to repeal the statutes imposing military disabilities upon those who served in the Confederate army. Mr. Mrllwain offered a resolution to re peal the joint resolution in regard to the president’s message on the ground that the senate’s action has been hasty. The resolution was defeated. Pore FooO. Butter in e is a much abused product. !Vs a matter of fact it is pure, sweet, wholesome, and infinitely preferable to ordinary country butter. A special correspondent of this paper recently visited the factory owned and operated by the Armour Packing Co., of Kansas City, manufacturers of the widely ad vertised Silver Churn Butterine. A five story building is perfectly fitted for the scientific preparation of this food product. Everything is spotlessly clean; all appliances are the latest and most improved, and every precaution is taken to secure the production of <. an absolutely pure and wholesome food. All processes are under the direction of a foreign chemist who has made the skillful combination of pure sweet fats the study of his life. Prof. Charles Chandler, of New York City, says: “The product is palatable and wholesome and I regard it as a most valuable article of food.” Prof. J. S. W. Arnold, Medical De partment, University of New York, says: “A blessing for the poor, and in every way a perfectly pu re, wholesoma and palatable article of food.” Prepared Solely By ARMOUR PACKING CO.. Kansas City. U. S. A. Card Favors. 13ri e-a-Brac. and ek. EMPORIUM.