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OUR SOCIAL WORLD.
(Continued From Eighth Page.)
W. Butts of Washington, and Miss Sallle
Dangerfield of Alexandria, Miss Lewis
Butt of Augusta, Ga.; Miss Mattie Clark
of Danville, Va.; Miss Mary Penn of Dan
VlBe, Va.; Miss Maria Seldon of Danville,
Va., and Miss Cornelia Boykin of Balti
more.
“The bridesmaids wore ivory satin
gowns, made girlish and attractive with
Marie Antoinette fichus of mousseline
de sole, and carried large bunches of
American Beauty roses, tied with ribbons
of the sam^ shade. Separating in front
of the altar and forming two lines, the
bridesmaids and groomsmen grouped on
either side.
“Then came the maid of honor, Miss
Gray Moorchead of North Carolina,
whose gown varied from those of th*
other maids in that chiffon draperies
took the place of Marie Antoinette mode.
She also carried American Beauty roses.
The notes of tlie orchestra were now
changed into the celebrated aria from
Led air, and the bride entered leaning on
the arm of her father, while the groom,
accompanied by his brother and best
man, Mr. Gould Barrett of Augusta, Ga.,
entered from a side door and joined the
bride at the altar.
“The bridal gown was of heavy white
satin duchesse, the skirt of a plain full
paquln model, the rich train sweeping
stately in empress tines. The bodice, of
chiffon and satin, was close-fitting, em
phasizing the graceful lines of the wear
er’s symmetrical figure, and closed at the
throat with a deep fall of Brussels lace
over the mosquetaire sleeves, intermin
gled with half-hidden wreaths of orange
blossoms. The beautiful veil was held
in place by a superb diamond and pearl
sunburst, 'the gift of the groom. The
bride carried a shower bouquet of white
violets and lilies of the valley. The hand
kerchief and fan us°.d by the bride were
those carried by her mother on her wed
ding day, in 1871. There ttas an impress
ive stillness as the bride and groom met
at the altar, whore Bishop Duncan sol
emnly pronounced the beautiful and im
pressive marriage ceremony of the Meth
odist Bplseopal church.”
• • •
Mrs. William H. Kettlg. at her lovely
home on the t^iuth Highlands, gave a
beautiful luncheon on Friday afternoon
to a few of her friends. The table dec
orations were of especial beauty. In the
center of the table was a tall cut-glass
vase filled with yellow chrysanthemums
and maiden hair ferns. The candles in
the crystal candelabra rested in yellow
chrysanthemums, while at every plate
were exquisite guest cards bearing an
appropriate quotation from Shakespeare,
lettered in gold, tied in yellow satin rib
bons, and each beautified with a hunch
of violets. Yellow, violet and green was
the color scheme, and much of the elab
orate menu carried out this design. The
cups holding the sorbet were tied with
hunches of violets, with yellow satin rib
bons, the ices were pistache creams and
the cordial was violet tinted. It was
lovely in design and execution and great
ly enjoyed bv the following ladles: Mes
dames John Ilnddio, Corlnne Tuttle. Hen
ry It. Gray. Henry L. Itadham. Walker
Percy, li. F. Moore and E. G. Stevens.
...
Many young friends at Mr. and Mrs.
Simmons have received the following in
vitation: “Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Simmons.
At homo Tuesday evening. December 31,
8 o’clock. Cards. R. S. V. P.” Enclosed
Is the card of Miss Mabel Ratte of New
Orleans, in whose honor Mr. and Mrs.
Simmons will entertain on n<-xt Tuesday
evening.
• • *
Miss Lucile Smith’s delightful singing
at St. Mary's last Sunday morning gave
so much pleasure to the large congrega
tion present that she has kindly consent
ed, in response to urgent Invitation, to
repeat the music this morning at St.
Mary’s church at It o’clock.
• * *
The Yale Glee and Han jo chibs will give
n conclrt at Montgomery .at the theater
on December 3ft. The clubs, consisting of
forty-two members, left New York the
18th instant in two handsomely appoint
ed private cars and will visit during the
Chrustmas holidays Ruffalo, Detroit,
Cleveland. Indianapolis. Kvanyvlllo. St.
Dmiis, Memphis. New Orleans. Montgom
ery, Atlanta and Nashville. There Is
much interest manifested in the con
cert by Montgomery citizens, and sev
eral receptions and dances will probably
be tendered the clubs during their visit
to Alabama’s capital.
• * *
Mrs. Sid Fletcher of Huntsville, with
her daughter. Miss Mamie Fletcher, both
of yhom have been for the past week the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lowe, on
the South Highlands, . left yesterday
morning for their home. Miss Mamie
Fletcher Is one of Huntsville's most at
tractive and gifted young ladies. Slip
made a very extended tour las; summer
of the European continent and greatly
entertained her friends by unusually
graphic and charming descriptive let
ters written while she was traveling.
• * •
The Huey Guards of East Lake gave a
delightful reception Friday evening In
honor of their former commander, Capt.
O. F. Hart, who spent a short time in
Dimiingham during the past week. At
the reception Friday evening a prize drill
was held and Sergeant Carroll was
awarded the medal for the iiest drilled
member of the company, and the squad
commanded by Sergeant Jones won the
medal for excellent drilling. A bounti
ful collation was served during the even
ing.
The Cl Ionian circle did not meet on
Friday afternoon
• » •
Mrs. Richard Randolph will spend the
holidays with friends in Nashville.
• * *
Miss Mattie Mr David of Florence Is
th^ guest of Miss Hannah Elliott.and has
a large circle of friends in Birmingham
to welcome her to her former home.
• • •
On Thursday evening, at the homo of
the bride’s mother at East Lake, Miss
Mattie Haljnn was married to Dr. J. M.
Latham. The home was artistically dec
orated with cut flowers rind potted
plants. Rev. Dr. P. T. Hale of the South
side Baptist church performed the mar
riage ceremony. After their marriage
Dr. and Mrs. Latham left on a south
bound train to visit friends in other parts
of Alabama. After December 26 they
will be at homo at Ensley City, where
Dr. Latham holds the* responsible posi
tion of physician of the Tennessee Coal.
Iron and Railroad company. Mrs. La
tham is a lovely young woman, who has
wan for herself a large circle of friends
because of her many noble, womanly
qualities.
...
Mrs. Robei t Stone and her little daugh
ter, Miss Maty Lyman Stone, are spend
ing the holidays in New Orleans with
Mr. Stone.
* * *
Mr* Paul V. Moore of Spartanburg, S.
f\, is the guest of his brother, Prof. A.
C. Moore.
* » •
Miss Leila Anderson Is spending the
Christmas holidays with her sister. Miss
Nettie Anderson, nt the residence of
Capt. and Mrs. J. O Smith. Eleventh
avenue. South Highlands.
* * *
The following handsome arinounce
m"nt cards have been received:
"Col. and Mrs. John B. Beall announce
the marriage of their daughter, Sara
Rebecca, to Mr. Arthur Ambrose Gaines,
on Wednesday, December 18, 1805. Bir
mingham, Ala, At home after January
1, Rome Ga.”
...
The entertainment given nt the Bast
Lake. Atheneum on Thursday evening
drew together a large and appreciative
audience. The programme was full of In
teresting features; there were recitations,
music and debates, all of which elicited
generous applause.
Miss Ada Scott and Bliss Mary Aldridge
recited wonderfully well, while Miss Lida
Palmer and Misses Strickland and Gor
man contributed charming musical selec
tions. A chorus by fifty of th? young la
dles was one of the attractions of the
evening. The debate upon the question,
"That Character Is the Power That
Rules the World,” was argued with elo
qu nee and force by Misses Leah Russell
and Jessie Miller for the affirmative, and
Misses Lillie Pratt and Iva Hinman for
the negative. The prize for having made
the best argument was awarded Miss
Hinman by the judges. It was a hand
some gold bracelet.
The students of the Atheneum are now
enjoying the holidays, and will not enter
upon their school duties until early in
January.
* • *
Bliss Minnie. Holman lias received an
other high compliment In having been re
cently appointed chairman of the educa
tional committee for the Tennessee een
t mini, to he held in Nashville in 1896.
1 here were forty-five matrons and
young ladies present at the meeting of
the Leap Year club Friday morning at
the Morris hotel. Great enthusiasm pre
vailed, and preparations on a magnificent
scale are gtjing forward for the brilliant
reception to lie given by tire members of
the club to their gentlemen friends on
Tuesday evening. January 7. A meet
ing to complete the necessary details is
railed for tomorrow morning at 10:30
o’clock sharp at the Blonds hotel, and ev
ery member Is urged to be present.
GADSDEN.
Gadsden, Dee. 20.—H. B. Myers visited
Collinsville last Tuesday—Tom McHan
of Boaz spent Sunday in the city.. ..Per
ry Hagin of Markton was in the city
Tuesday.. ..J. P. Cooper left Tuesday
morning for Atlanta... .O. T. Holmes of
Albertville was in the city Monday....M.
B. Johnston visited thp Atlanta exposl
ville was In Gadsden Monday last....Dr.
and Mrs. E. S. Jones are visiting the
Atlanta exposition.. ..Capt. J. D. Kirk
patrick of Koine was in the city last
week....A. T. Heath of Atlanta spent a
day or so in Gadsden last week....Miss
Ella Blankenship of Attalla was In Gads
den tills week_Amos E. Goodhue vis
tion this week_C. C. Parker of Albert
ited Montgomery this week on legal bus
iness... .Bernard Green is in Atlanta
among the eights bf the great exposi
tion.. ..Col. R.,G. Eaton of Anniston was
in Gadsden bn business this week....
Master Richard Moore left Tuesday to
visit his parents at Trussviile-James
W. Randall of Huntsville is in the city
this week with his parents... .E. W. Whit
man and wife of Boaz were registered
at the Printnp Monday-Kittle Inez
Carlton, daughtt r of Mr. and Mrs. S. J.
Carlton, Is still very sick-George W.
Curetnn of Rising Pawn, Oa , was in the
eit v Monday on business.... Misses Daisy
and Annie McDuffie returned this week
from the exposition... .Mrs. I >■ M. Gray
of Calhoun county visited relatives in
Gadsden this week....Mrs. Ella Rrannon
of Colvin passed through Gadsden Sun
day on her way to Broncho....John M.
Caldwell of Anniston Is spending the
holidays with his family in Gadsden....
Messrs. W. G. Brockaway, M. D. Sibert
and W. E. Moragne visited Anniston
this week_R. H. Cobb, who is commot
ed with the Alabama Mineral at Annis
ton. was in Gadsden this week.... Dr.
and Mrs. J. C. Slack went over to Annis
ton last Thursday. They make their fu
ture home in the Model City....Miss
Irene Moreand, a charming young lady
of Kufaula. is the guest of her sister,
Mrs. W. T. Cox. on Forest avenue
Miss Annie PonteeoSt returned last week
from Rome. Ga., where she went to at
tend the funeral of her aunt, Mrs. Alex
ander...Dr. John B. Gregory has re
covered from his recent Illness, and was
aide to occupy the pulpit at the First
Methodist church last Sunday-Capt.
\V. H. Weller and two sons left Tuesday
morning by way of the Southern for
Atlanta, where they will spend several
days at the exposition.... Misses Lena
and Margaret Martin left Tuesday morn
ing for Atlanta, where they will spend a
week at the Cotton States and Interna
tional exposition.... Robert. Campbell,
superintendent of the Weller Pipe works,
returned last Saturday from Pittsburg.
Pa,, where he attended a meeting of the
Soil Pipe Manufacturers' association....
Alderman J. T. Green returned last Sun
day from a trip to several surrounding
cities, where he inspected the various
fire depart merits. He will make a report
to the council at its next meeting.
HUNTSVILLE.
Huntsville. Dec. 21.—Mrs. C. F. Sugg
is visiting her father in Paducah. ICy
Mr. Trev H. Dallas of Nashville is in the
city....Dr. James A. Hill and Mr. John
Peebles of Mooresville. were in the city
this week.... Mr. E. G. VansAgnew of
Columbia, Tenn.. is in the city.. ..Mr. W.
I. Wellman, accompanied by his son
Walter, are on a visit to his father in
Kansas.. ..Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Brumley
of Sparta. Tenn., are in the city visiting
Mrs. B. F. Laxton. Church stPet — Mrs.
A Hie Pet t us and charming daughter,
Miss Estelle, of Hep are In the city,
guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Rodgers
Mrs. Ed Carney of Kentucky and Miss
Ria Donnell have returned from a visit
of three weeks in Atlanta and Chatta
nooga Mid are the guests of Mrs. K. J.
Harrison, Adams avenue....Mr. John C.
Greemvay Is on a visit to relatives in rain
city_Mrs. Corteyou is on a visit to her
sister, Mrs. Sidney J. Mayhew-Mr.
John Peebles represented the county of
Limestone here this week....Mr. Fred
Schaefer, a popular young business man
of Gurley, was in Huntsville on Monday
... Mrs. David Clopton has been on a
visit to friends In the city for several
days, returning Monday—Miss Mamie
Donegan came down from Gurley on
Friday to play at Ihe Liszt evening of
the Musical club_Mrs. A. R. Nininger
was a welcome visitor to our city on
Friday, the guest of Mrs. Robert E.
Coxe, Franklin street....Miss Alice Ban
ister lias returned to Pulaski after a
pleasant visit to her grandfather. Dr. J.
M. Banister_Maj. Niles Meriwether
nf Memphis was a very welcome visitor
here for a few days, the guest of Dr.
P.vnehon_Mrs. Virginla-Clay Clopton
came down from Wildwood on Thurs
day to attend the elegant card party
given by l>r. Allen.... Mrs. Gilbert
Greenway of Hot Springs is on a visit to
her relatives, n guest nf her parents,
Gen. and Mrs. Add White... Mrs. Rob
ert Newman, accompanied by her sister,
Miss Lucy Ethel Turner, returned to
Birmingham ort Saturday. ..Miss Cathe
rine Thompson of Baltimore was the
guest of Miss Lucy E. Turner a few days
last week....Dr. J. M. Banister, after a
visit of several .days to his father, has
returned to Ills post at Fort Levenworth,
Ks. ...Dr. John Read has returned to his
home in Tnskaloosa nfler u pleasant visit
to his sisters, Mrs. Clemens and Mrs.
Parsons . ..I)r. G. C. Greemvay, a dis
tinguished physician of Hot Springs,
Ark., was the guest of Gen. Add White a
few days this week_Capt. and Mrs.
George P. Turner have moved in town
for the winter and are located at the Mc
Gee hotel.
HARTSELLE.
Hartselle. Dec. 20.—Mrs. Mary E.
Moore visited in Decatur last week.
_C. W. Mitchell of Leesdale
was in town this week... .Arthur
Brown was In Decatur last week on legal
business.... Editor Rountree and wife
visited Birmingham Wednesday_As
sistant Postmaster J. B. Collier paid
Prleeville a business trip. Friday.... Dep
uty United States Marshal J. L. Jones
of peeatur was in town Friday on offi
cial business.. Judge E. M. Russell of
Decatur was In town Thursday en route
to Woodland Mills....J. C. Orr, Jr., R. L.
Penn and D. Sobotka are attending
the southern exposition at Atlanta this
week_M183 Mary Roberts, after,, a
pli jasant visit to relatives near town, re
turned to her hoine at Dell Mina Satur
day_Mrs, M. - E. Matthews, grand
mother of Mrs, J. L. Rountree, left last
| Friday night for her old home at Sardis,
Miss_Miss Mary Louise Dancy has re
turned from an extended trip to Europe,
and is now at her pretty home on
Dancy plantation, near Prieevllle, w
she will remain during the winter mo1.
-J. T. Pearson and family of Ladonla.
Tex, have moved-to . Hartselie and will
make this thalr future home,,Mr.
Jourd White, the distinguished postmas
ter of Moulton, wag a .Pleasant visitor to
our town Tuesday.,.Houston Radford
of Kansas City, Mo, Is visiting relatives
in Hartsolle.
” j. --.- f - g
opklika, ■ »
Opelika, Dec. iil.^Mr. George W. Alien
has returned, to’ Atlanta, , Mr. WT F.
Hayep of New Orlaaus is here on busi
ness_Me, J.- P. Adams of New Orleans
is here on business,-,Miss Mamie Shaw
left this inbrijing for 'Montgomery, .. Mr,
N. H. Cherry-of New York came-in this
morning,,Mr. Jobrr O. Davtes of New
nan Isfn thPTity'tBljp week , ,Mr. Willis
Darby, a weii-luiowu citizen of Montgorw
ery, is hero,, W. Metcalfe of
Danville, Ky, is spending a few days in
Opelika ,,Mr. IT. W. White of Galves
ton. Tex, is on a visit to his father, Mr.
William White,,Mr. Albert Ham has
returned horns after an extended busi
ness trip through Texas_Mrs. Ballard
of Palmetto 4s the guest of her daughter,
Mrs. C. W. Hudson_Mr. G. W. Baber,
formerly a citizen of Opelika, but now
of Montgomery, is in the city,,Col. C.
H. Andrews-of Nashville is spending a
few days in Opelika on business, ..lit,
G. W. Fuller has returned to his home
in Montgomery after a pleasant visit to
relatives here_Mr. Allen Fleming, a
prominent cotton buyer of Augusta, Ga,
is spending a few days in Opelika.
ANNISTON.
Anniston. Deo. 20.—Mrs. J. A. Cheney
is visiting at Livingston_W. F. Comer
of Atlanta was here this week....Fred S.
Wilson of Oklahoma is spending some
time here_W. G. Milligan, a prominent
citizen of Heflin, is in the city-Hon.
W. P. Howell of Cleburne county was ill
the city this week....Mr. B. II. Comer,
formerly of Anniston, but now of Bir
mingham, was here Thursday_Dr. G.
W. Crever, now of Birmingham, but for
merly of Anniston, spent the day here
Thursday_Mrs. S. D. G. Brothers of
Jacksonville is in the city. She is the
guest of her sister, Mrs. J. C. H. King,
while here-...A quartette of Jackson
ville’s citizens were visitors to Anniston
this week. They are Col. John H. Cald
well, Maj. Peyton Royan, Capt. James
Crook and Hon. S. D. G. Brothers.
THOMASVILLE.
Thomasville, Dec. 20.—B. F. Adams vis
ited Mobile this week.
J. W.. Sheets made a business trip to
Montgomery (his week.
Dr. B,ettis was in town last Saturday:
Miss Selma Purcell of Arlington visited
in Thomasville last Sunday.
Carl Stallworth made a business trip
to Mt. Vernon Monday.
Misses Willie and Ruby Purcell spent
last Saturday in Stiggsville.
Miss Gertrude Robison spent last Sun
day at home. .
J. A. Bishop and family and S. H. Riv
ers left Tuesday to make their future
hofnfe hi;ar Wortham, Tex.
Montgomery Stallworth, who is holding
down the Mobile and Birmingham office
at Mt, Vernon, will l-gturn home on Janu
ary 1,
Alex Gunn is spending a while In Nan
afalla. -■ i
W. D. Durtn, Esq., was in town this
week.
Miss Pearl Bettis of Nicholsville is
visiting her sister, Mrs. Kirven.
. G. ,E. Netties returned Tuesday frfpp
a business trip tp Mobile.
A. J. Spencer was in town’this week
en route to Selma.
Rev. I. F. Betts preached at the Meth
odist church last Sunday morning.
Miss Katie Oliver returned to Mobile
last Tuesday, after spending several days
with her brother, J. W. Oliver.
Miss Maude Bettis returned to Nlchols
viM last week afte.r a visit to relatives
hero. - ■ ..
Miss Mirmle, W^J? left Wednesday
night for Tusftegee to spend a while with
friends.
Mr. Camerotr has returned from a busi
ness trip to Montgomery.
G. B. Gridin and S. O. Boll went to At
lanta and saw the elephant last week.
Miss Lillian Bishop of Mississippi Is
visiting the Misses Bettis of Nicholsvllle.
Rev. Mr. Peterson preached at the
Methodist church last Sunday night.
Mrs. Lena Calloway of Arnaudvllle,
La., who has been visiting relatives here,
returned home last Monday.
Quite a number of our citizens contem
plate visiting the Atlanta exposition next
week.
Miss Fannie Kimbrough spent Satur
day and Sunday,with Miss Lizzie Bostic
at Rural.
WAR! WAR!
We are making on low
prices. Come and look. No
trouble to show goods.
STOWERS FURNITURE CO.,
1816 & 1818 2nd Ave.
12-21-3t
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'lavS. and'Twentieth street.
SOUTHERN RAILWAY.
Atlanta Exposition — Improved Railway
Service.
Tickets arc on sale via the Southern
railway to Atlanta on account of the ex
position at rate of $3.80 for the round
trip, good returning within seven days
from date of sale, and $5.55 for the round
trip, good returning within fifteen days
from date of sale, atid $7.55 for the round
trip, good returning until January 7, 1893.
The exposition Is now open in full force
and every one should take advantage of
the opportunity to attend.
Three trains daily. Birmingham to Io
lanta—
No. 38 Ijv Bir. 5:55 atn. Ar Atlanta 11:40 ifm
No. 33 Lv Bir. 3:35 pm. Ar Atlanta 8:55 nm
No. 12 Lv Bir. 12:15 am. Ar Atlanta 6:55 ant
All trains carrying Pullman sleeping
eft rs.
Effective October fi. the Southern Has
added another train to tlie service Be*'
tween Atlanta and New York. The "Ex*
position Flyer" leaves Atlanta at 4 p. m.
am! arrives at Washington at 11:45 a.
and New York at G:2i p. m. Only twen
ty-five hours from Atlanta to New York
Returning train leaves New York via:''
Pennsylvania railroad at li a. m. and ar
rives Atlanta 10:20 following morning*
Train will be a solid - vestibule of Pull
man drawing room sleepers between New
York, Washington am} Atlanta and first
class vestibule coaehea between Atlanta
and Washington.
The schedule of No. 36, known as the
"United States Fast Mail,” has been
changed between Atlanta and Washing
ton, lessening the time out between At
lanta and New York. Train now leaves
Atlanta at 11:15 p. m. and arrives Wash
ington at 9:40 p. m„ New York 6:23 a. in.
For lnformaticn apply to
L. A. SHIPMAN, T. P. A.,
10- 10-tf_2201 First Avenue.
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
Smlthfleld. Apply between the hours of
12:30 and 2:30 p. m. at 2011 Park avenue.
11- 14-tf

CHRISTMAS STORY.
Once upon a time everybody was re
quired to have a family history. It was
considered necessary to give them an in
troduction to the world. ^W'ould you like
to hear something of Kri* Kringle's his
tory? I think you would. His
early days were not all brightness and
sunshine. He had to tough It, as the
little boys often say. His hardships,
though, served lilm a good purpose. They
hardened and tempered him for future
usefulness. You may remember his
mother, the old lady who lived in the
shoe, and had so many babies she didn't
know what to do. Krjs Kringle was the
oldest of this t*ig group, so.be had to help
his poflr mamma keep the babies. True,
lie never joined in the beating aud the
banging, but he helped to put them to
bed and dry their tear-stained faces;
then he ran b^ck and assisted his mother
In cooking johnny 'cakeS for the morning
feast. n,;
Kris Kringle had to do ail the errands
for his poor, over-worked mamma. I
can't see how tile p "O boy could have
ever gotten on in the/World but for his
good grandmother, who'was a good,
kind-hearted, loving old creature, whose
greatest fault w as her abundant love for
Kris Kringle. Her name was Dame
Dimple. You remember her, anyway,
Kris Kringle inherited, from her his
cheerfulness and charitable nature, also
his dimples and chubby face. Kris al
ways know there was something nice
hidden away, especially for him, at his
grandmama's, and when he was quite a
little tot he would go all alone over a
snow-covered forest fo the little pine
palace W'here dwelt Dame Dltnple. Often
he would be accompanied by his little
little dog, "Sparkle,” hitched to a sleigh,
so that he might carry some of the good
things from grandmother’s to his mother
and the babies in the shoe. Kris Kringle,
like all boys of energy, was ambitiuus.
He wanted to do all the good he could
in the world; he wanted to make every
hndv h n nnv
His grandmother told him to be a
bright star or none. You see. his
mamma, poor lady, was always kept so
upset with her home work and tending
the smaller children that Kris came in
for a small share only of her care. Under
these circumstances he naturally ran to
his good grandmother to ask her advice
on subjects of great importance. It oc
curred to his mind one day, or maybe he
dreamed it, to turn Sparkle, his faithful
dog, free of harness, and instead use t wet
or four white deer, just as the occasion
demanded. By this we all see Kris was
progressive in his ideas. He at once
made the change, and from that day to
the present he has done an extensive
business besides serving the children
who live in the shoe. How funny he
looks, all muffled in furs, with little tin
horns sticking out from all his pockets,
springing over the snow with his spark
ling harness, and all his little bells Jing
ling a merry Christmas and a happy New
Year. STELLA STONE.
Blank Books “ready-made”
and “made to order.” Rob
erts & Son, 1809 2d avenue.
12-22-St _
LOUISIANA PLAN.
Governor Poster Renominated by Siver
Men—The platform Adopted.
Shreveport, La., Dec. 20.—The demo
cratic state convention of Louisiana held
at Shreveport yesterday unanimously
renominated Got". Murphy J. Foster for
re-election. Apart from state matters
the resolutions adopted by the conven
tion are as follows;
"Whereas, There is an honest difference
of opinion among democrats upon the
question of the free coinage of silver, bi
metallism and monometallism; and
"Whereas, This convention deals only
with state politics; and
“Whereas, The money question belongs
to the domain of national politics only;
therefore he it
"Resolved, That this convention refer
this question to the democracy of the
state when they select delegates to the
national convention and in nominating
their candidates to the legislature, state
senate and members of congress.”
The committee upon resolutions was
composed almost entirely of free silver
advocates and the convention was very
largely In favor of free silver. Judge
Blackman presented a minority report,
calling for the free coinage of both gold
and silver at the ratio of 16 to 1, inde
pendent of foreign countries, both mon
eys to be primary moneys and a legal
tender for public and private debt.
In reply to Judge Blackman it was said
by the chairman of the committee on res
olutions that "there was no attempt in
the committee to adopt a gold standard,
or throttle a free discussion of the silver
question. On the contrary, the commit
tee was composed almost entirely of free
silver men.”
The matter was put to a ballot and re
sulted in the defeat of the minority re
port. The ballot was as follows: For the
report, 365; for the amendment, 73;
blank. 12.
These resolutions, as adopted by the
convention with such singular unanim
ity. appear to be indorsed by the entire
democratic press of New Orleans. The
States, a gold basis paper, says:
"The platform suits us entirely; and
it looks to us as though the large major
ity of the free silver democrats are en
titled to the thanks of the party for re
fusing to be parties to an effort to force
that distracting Issue into tile campaign.
The action of thr> convention on this
point was wise and highly patriotic.”
General freight and passen
ger office Alabama Great
Southern Railroad removed to
No, 7 North 20th street. Tele
phone 848. _ u-5-tf
Boston Does Not Want War.
Boston, Mass., Dee. 20.—Messrs. Bee,
Higginson & Co., Kidder, Peabody & Co.,
Parkinson & Bur, Jackson & Curtis,
Richardson, Hill & Co., Brewster, Cobb
, & Eastabrook, Tower, Giddtngs & Co.,
and Charles B. Head & Co., headed a
tition today which was signed by fifteen
members of the stock exchange, aceord
ing to the rules and a meeting of the
1 exchange, was ordered • for tomorrow
I noon for this purpose:
To appoint a committee of three mem
bers, who shall be instVucted to go to
! Washington and represent to the presi
'dent, to Secretary Gluey. to the speaker
of the house, and to the senators and
'representatives of Massachusetts, that
they are not correctly Informed of the
opinion of business men of Boston in the
present political crisis, which calls for
more careful consideration than it is
now receiving.
Standard brands of fine old
whisky, thoroughly matured,
6 years old, 75c a bottle.
H. BARNARD,
209 and 21119th Street.
Open until 9:30 p. m.
12-13-tf
4 A Wedding Cheese.
Swiss brides in several of the mountain
canons receive a most prosaic wedding
gift—a Gruyere cheese. This cheese is
made by the bride’s girl friends, and is
placed in the house under a glass case.
It is never eaten, but the record of each
Important family event is marked on the
rind.
Old papers ior sale cheap at
this office.
EA1LE0AV TIME TABLE
ARRIVAL AND DKPARTURBOFTRAINS.
Trains marked thus (*) run daily. Thus (t)
daily except Sunday.
LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE.
In effect November 18t 1804, at 7 a. m*
Train* South. Arrive. Depart.
•No. 1, Limited . 3 45 nm 3 53Ttun
•No. 3, Fast Line D. 3 56 pm 4 15 pm
fNo. 7, Decatur Accom. 915 am.
tNo. 9, Montgomery Accom. 5 20 am
Truius North. Arrive. Depart.
•No. 2, Fast Line. 11 40 am 11 59 am
•No. 4, Fast Mail. 12 01 am 12 00 am
tNo. 8, Decatur Accom.I 3 25 pm
tNo. 10, Montgomery Acco 7 30 pm].
BIRMINGHAM MINERAL RAILROAD.
Trains South. Arrive, j Depart.
•No. 13, Bloc tou Accom. 3 15 pm
♦No. 4 5, Oneonta Accom... 9 55 am!.
Train* North. Arrive, i Depart.
•No. 40, Bloctou Accom.. 9 30 am —.
i tNo. 41, Oneonta Accom.i 3 3u pm
Alabama Great Southern
Railroad Company.
(Queen and Crescent Route.)
Short line to Cincinnati, Louisville and
Lexington, and to all points reached through
i New Orleans, Vicksburg and Shreveport.
Schedule In effect December 1, 1895.
Northbound! No. 2. | No.G.
Lv Birmingham. 5:40 ami 2:15 pm
Ar Attalla. 7:12 anil 4:01 pm
Ar Fort Payne. 8:13 am! 5:12 pm
I Ar Chattanooga. 9:40 am 7:00 pm
I Lv Chattanooga. 9:55 ami 7:20 pm
Ar Lexington... .. 6:05 pm! 4:30 pm
Ar Cincinnati. .._7:35 pn^ 7:15 am
Southbound. | No. 1. No. 3.
Lv Birmingham.10:15 pm 3:30 pm
Lv Bessemer.10:40 pm 4:02 pm
Lv Tuskaloosa.11:43 pm 6:35 pm
Lv Akron.12:28 am G:28 pm
Lv Eutaw. 12:43 am 7:05 pm
Lv Livingston. 1:29 am 8:05 pm
Lv York. 1:50 am 8:25 pm
Ar Meridian. 2:35 am 9:30 pm
Ar New Orleans. 8:45 am
| No. 1.
Lv Meridian. G:00 am
Ar Jackson. 9:55 am
Ar Vicksburg.11:35 am
Lv Vicksburg.11:45 am
Ar Shreveport. 7:50 pm
Trains Nos. 1 and 2 carry Pullman and
Mann sleeping cars between New Orleans
and Cincinnati, and between New Orleans
and New York via Chattanooga and Bristol,
and between New Orleans and Atlanta in
conjunction with the Southern via Birming
ham. V
For information, sleeping car reservation,
etc., apply to R. L. NEWTON,
Traveling Passenger Agent,
No. 7 N. Twentieth Street.
Telephone No. 848.
CENTRAL OF GEORGIA RAILWAY CO.
Time table In effect Sunday, September 15,
1855.
8:55 a.mlLv.. .Birmingham.. .Ar 6:00 p.m
10:39 a.mlAr.. .Childersburg. ..Lv 4:10 p.m
11:02 a.m Ar.Sylacauga.Lv 3:50 p.m
11:40 a.m Ar.. ..Goodwater.. ..Lv 3:13 p.m
12:0.8 p.m Ar.. Alexander City ..Lv 2:38 p.m
12:47 p.m Ar.Dadeville.Lv 2:00 p.m
2:00 p.m Ar.Opelika.Lv 12:55 p.m
3:30 p.m Ar.Columbus.Lv 11:30 a.m
7:15 p.m Ar.Macon.Lv 7:03 a.m
6:45 a.m Ar., .. Savannah .. ..Lv 9:00 p.m
Dally Except Sunday.
9:30 a.m|.Lv.. ..Columbus.. ...Ar 8:30 p.m
1:30 p.m)Ar.Americus.. ...Lv 4:00 p.m
__Sunday Only._
11:15 a.mlLv.Columbus.Arj 6:30 p.m
1:33 p.m)Ar.Americus.Lv| 4:00 p.m
Close connection made at Macon for Sa
vannah and all points East.
Sleeping cars on night trains Macon to
Savannah and elegant parlor cars on day
trains.
For further information call on or address
J. C. HAILE, SOLON JACOBS,
Gen. Pass. Agent. Commercial Agent.
ALABAMA MINERAL. RAILROAD COMPANY
Effective June 10, 1894.
ATTALLA TO CALERA.
booth — Rrad down Inohth—Read on
No. No.
65. 66.
- fcTATIONS. 1
L’ve Arr.
a.m. p.m.
s ao 777 7777_Attaiia.77 777 5 30
9 55 .Gadsden. 5 15
13 15.Dube. 3 25
J135.Alexandria.. 2 40
1150.Xeatherwood.. 2 25
p.m. Lvo
100.Anniston. 2 00
130. Jenifer. 106
160.Ironaton. 12 47
210.Talladega. 12 27
a. m.
147.Sycamore. 1152
3 05.Sylacauga... 11 36
3 26 .Fayetteville. 1115
, 3 31.Talladega Springs.. . 1110
155.Shelby. Iu48
4 12. —Spring Junction. 10 32
Arr.
<25. ..Calera... JO 20
mxvivii^vmAsYi, ombT r cv 1 r^i> r> xiiO
SEE RIVER RAILWAY COMPANY.
E. A. Hopkins, Receiver.
South—Read down. | North—Read up.
NoTll_STATIONS._[No.2
a.m[ |p.m
9.25jLv.Sheffield.Arl 6.30
9.37.M. & C. Junction. 6.18
9.49.Spring Valley. G.04
9.51.Passing Place. 6.01
10.03.Littleville. 5,49
10.12 .Good Springs. 5.39
10.22.Russellville. 5.30
10.33.Darlington. 5.17
10.4!).Spruce Pino. 4.57
10.59.Phil Campbell. 4.47
11.12 .Rear Creek. 4.34
11.30.Haleysvllle. 4.17
11.4"!.Delmar. 4.07
11.58|.Natural Bridge. 3.50
p.m.
12.11.Lynn. 3.38
12.27.Nauvoo. 3.23
12.42.Oakland. 3.10
12.51).Saragossa. 3.02
12.57.Gamble. 2.55
1.15 .Jasper. 2.40
3.15 _Birmingham, K. C., M. & B... .[12.40
P. CAMPBELL, General Manager.
BIRMINGHAM & ATLANTIC R. R. CO.
Time table in effect Nov. 24. 1895, 5 a. m.
Daily except Sunday.
w7R~d7] ~TET5&T
NOujNo lj_|No2|No 4
p m|a m| _STATIONS_| m. |p m
3 00| 8 00 Lv. Talladega .Arjl2 00 6 20
j |a m
3 04| 8 04!. Isbell’s ill 55 6 18
3 20 8 16i. Barclay 11 45 6 03
3 40! S 3'ji. Renfro Ill 35 5 59
3 42 8 32 .Cook Junction.ill 18 5 57
3 49' S 40 . Moxley .jll 10 5 51
3 55! 8 45;. Ragan U 00 5 45
4 10 9 05i. Stemley 10 35 5 30
4 in! 9 10.Coosa Valley. 10 30 5 25
4 25i 9 20!_Walker’s Crossing_ 10 20 5 IS
4 3,7 !) 351. Crop well .10 10 5 OS
4 45j 9 45jAr.Pell City.LvjlO 00 5 00
G. A. MATTISON, Supt.
“Cotton Belt Route,”
(St. Louis Southwestern Hallway.)
Short Line to Texas, Arkansas and
Indian Territory from the
Southeast.
The only line with through oar servlei
from Memphis to Texas, theroby .voiding
vexatious changes and transfers en roato.
T wo daily through trains from Memphis.
Reclining chair cars (seats free) on all
trains. Hates as low as the lowest. Maps,
illustrated and descriptive pamphlets of .
Arkansas and Texas, Had all information
cheerfully furnished by
F,. W. LkBEAUME,
G. P. & T. A., Bt, Louis, Mo.
U. P. RECTOR,
General Agent,
No. SOS Main street, Memphis, Tenn.
*
PLANT SYSTEM.
Time table effective September 15, 1805.
Southbound. | No. SS. | No. 3fi7~
Lv Montgomery. 7:40 pml 7:10 am
Lv Troy. 9:14 pm 8:50 am
Lv Ozark.10:27 pm 10:10 am
Lv Bainbridge. 1:12 am 12:50 pm
Lv Thomasvllle . 2:27 am 2:10 pm
Ar Waycross. 5:25 am 5:25 pm
Ar Jacksonville._7:65_am 11:30 pm
Lv Montgomery.I 7:40 pm; 7:10-am
Lv Dupont .11:27 am|l0:23 pm
Ar High Springs . 2:25 pm| 1:35 am
Ar Tampa . 8:00 pm 8:45 am
Ar Port Tampa . 8:30 pm| 9:10 am
Lv Montgomery . 7:40 pm! 7:10 am
Ar Waycross ,. 6:25 ami 5:25 pm
Ar Savannah . 8:45 am| 8:50 pm
Lv Waycross . 5~:33 ami 9:00'pm
Ar Brunswick . 7:30 annll:Uo pm
Northbound;_| No. 57. | No. 33.
Lv Jacksonville . 6:20~prnI-R:00 am
Lv Waycross . 9:05 pm(10:35 am
Lv Thomasvllle .12:09 am 1:55 pm
Lv Bainbridge . 1:12 ami 3:05 pm
Ar Ozark .. 3:48 am 5:45 pm
Ar Troy.:. 5:07 am 7:04 pm
Ar Montgomery.. 6:55 am| 8:45 pm
Lv Port Tampa .10:00 prni~7:30~am
Lv Tampa .10:40 pml 8:20 am
Lv High Springs . 5:40 ami 4:30 pm
Ar Dupont . 8:43 am 7:36 pm
Ar Montgomery . 8:45 am| 6:55 am
Lv Savannah . 6:00 pml 7:55 am
Lv Waycross . 9:05 pm 10:85 am
Lv Thomasvllle .12:09 am 4:5s pm
Ar Montgomery .„. 6:5* ami 8:55 pm
Lv Brunswick . 6:40 pml 8:00 am
Ar Montgomery . 6:55 am| S:45 am
Trains Nos. 33 and 36 carry Pullman vesti
bule sleepers between Jacksonville and Cin
cinnati.
Trains Nos. 57 and 58 carry Pullman vesti
bule sleepers between Jacksonville and St.
Louis.
Double dally Pullman sleepers between
Montgomery and Jacksonville.
Double daily Pullman sleepers between
Montgomery and Waycross.
Free reclining chair cars through between
Montgomery and Savannah on trains 57
and 58.
Double dally Pullman sleepers Montgom
ery to Dupont and Dupont to Port Tainpa.
Train leaving Montgomery 7:40 p. m. con
nects at Port Tampa with the Plant steam
ship line for Key west and Havana.
Any information regarding routes, rates
and schedules over the Plant System will bo
furnished on application to any agent of the
company or to
B. W. WRENN, P. T. M.,
Savannah, Ga.
H. C. McFADDEN, A. G. P. A.,
Savannah, Ga.
L. A. REEL, D. P. A.,
Montgomery, Ala.
COAL!
-Corona
-® (joal Co
Office and Yard:
Cor. Avenue A and 22(1 Street.
\ —♦—
We sell more lump coal than any
yard in the city.
Joe R. Cook,
Manager.
TELEPHONE 1020. ^
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 1G7, 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
MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 1896,
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,
189.")), said sale to be made for the payment
of said notes and attorney's fees therein
provided for.
December 9, 1895. —»
E. S. DEXTER,
C. E. MORRISON,
Mortgagees.
Wm. Vaughan, Attorney. 12-10-30t
EDUCATIONAL.
EXCELLENT SCHOOL
RAGSDALE PLACE at the famous TATE
SPRINGS, in East Tennessee.
Highest intellectual advantages.
Beautiful and comfortable building and
grounds.
Best of teachers.
MRS. ANNIE RAGSDALE,
Principal.
Collegiate Institute foe Boarders,
The Cedars,” . . . Selma, Ala.
Every branch of polite education taught.
Special attention to music. Children from
3 to 7 received in Kindergarten Depart
ment. Primary, Intermediate and higher
course—Latin optional. School year from
first Monday in September till last week of
June. Terms, $150 per school year, half
yearly, in advance. Music extra. The In
stitute is under the care of the Sisters of
Mercy, who devote themselves to the well
being and literary improvement of the
young ladies. Pupils received any time,
charged from date of entrance. The great
est care bestowed on their health, comfort,
manners and deportment.
CONVENT OF MEP.CY,
Broad Street, Selma, Ala.
10-25-3m-fri-su-wed__
BHHI
Potter Building, First Avenue.
Sessions Day and Night.
A modern, progressive, practical school of
business. Tuition rates reasonable. Posi
tions for graduates. Call or write for cat
alogue.
Delicious : Steak,
ROAST OR STEW, CAN AL
WAYS BE HAD AT MY
STALL.
Mutton, Lamb or Pork and
all animal delicacies.
Stall 11, City Market.
BEN HOLZEE.
7 20 tt_
IKlinPfl HUH Tumor. CURED : no kmlf..
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