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SUPREME COURT RULES.
Some Very Important Regulations Concerning
the Submission of Cases Just Adopted
by That Body.
1. Twenty days before it is proposed to
submit any civil cause for the considera
tion and decision of this court, counsel
for the appellant, upon their professional
responsibility, shall prepare, have print
ed, as hereinafter provided, and serve
upon counsel for the appellee a statement
or abstract of the transcript, showing the
pleadings In the cause in the order of
their filing by dates, the rulings of the
court thereon, the issues on which the
cause was tried, and also the facts on
which the issues were determined, in as
condensed form as practicable to a fair
and clear presentation thereof. Said
statement shall also contain so rauoh of
the evidence as may be necessary to pre
sent clearly the rulings of the court upon
the admissibility of testimony, upon re
quests for instructions to the jury and
with reference to those parts of the gen
eral charge given ex mero motu by the
court to which exceptions are reserved,
the charges requested and given and re
fused, the rulings upon which are assign
ed as erroneous, and such parts of said
general charge as may be necessary to
fairly present the exceptions thereto; and
the exceptions reserved to any ruling or
action of the court and also the errors
relied on for a reversal shall be stated
therein. Said statement or abstract shall
be printed on good paper, in pamphlet
form, not less than 10 by 7 inches in size,
With not less than 1 inch top and 2 inch
Bide margin, and in not smaller than
long primer type. Appellant’s counsel
shall at the time of serving his abstract
also deliver to appellee's counsel the
transcript for this court, which shall be
returned to appellant's counsel in time
tb be filed by him In this court on or be
fore Monday of the week In which the
cause Is to be submitted. There shall be
Hied with the transcript six copies of
the abstract for the use of the court be
fore the cause is submitted. The cause
may be tried thsreon as in all respects
full and correct without reference to the
transcript, unless the appellee questions
the correctness thereof in some specified
particular, which he may do by tiling at
the time of submission a statement,
printed as the abstract for the appellant
is required to be printed, with appropri
ate references to the transcript by pages,
showing wherein appellant's statement Is
incorrect or insufficient, in which case the
court will verify the statements by refer
ence to the transcript. If the appellant
Til IIS IU CUIIll»iy Willi linn IUIC, me wiuau
may be dismissed on motion of the ap
pellee. when It Is reached on the call of
the docket, or would be ready for such
submission but for such default of the
nppellant; provided, the court may for
good cause shown excuse such default or
sllow fuither time for compliance with
this rule upon such terms as the court
may Impose. The costs of printing state
ments under this rule shall, on proof to
the clerk of this court, be taxed ns costs
In the cause accruing In this court, as
other costs are now taxed.
2. Counsel for both parties at the time
of submission of any civil cause shall file
their briefs and arguments, printed or
■written, as now required by the rules on
that subject, except that satd briefs or
arguments need not contain a statement
of the facts of the case. (89 Ala. p. x.) If
appellant's counsel Is In default for fall
ing to complv with (his rule, the case
dhall not be submitted or heard on his
motion, and nay be dismissed on motion
of the appelbc; and when counsel for ap
pellee Is In default he will not be heard
on the merits of the appeal except by the
consent of his adversary, and upon the
request of the court. After a cause has
been submitted or heard no brief will be
allowed to be filed or furnished, except on
the consent of a Judge of the court upon
satisfactory proof that a copy thereof has
been furnished to the other side, ami in
such case the opposite party may reply
to any new matter presented by such
brief.
3. The foregoing rules shall be fn force
from and after thvlr adoption, but shall
not operate In cases where the transcripts
are filed In this court prior to that date.
Adopted December 20, 1895.
STERLING A. WOOD, Clerk.
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ELECTION SECOND REGIMENT OFFICERS.
State of Alabama,
Office of Adjutant-General.
Montgomery, Dec. 20, 1895.
Special Orders No. 53:
The following is announced as the re
sult of the election for colonel, lieuten
ant-colonel and two majors, First in
fantry, Alabama state troops, held De
cember 10, 1895, In obedience to special or
der No. 49, A. G. O. C. S.:
James W. Cox, colonel.
R. B. duMont, lieutenant-colonel.
J. S. McMullan, major.
W. H. Harper, major.
By command of the governor:
HARVEY E. JONES,
Colonel and Adjutant-Genpral A. S. T.
Official: SAMUEL G. JONES,
Second Lieutenant Fifth U. S. Cavalry.
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ARISTOTLE’S PHILOSOPHY
The Subject Discussed by the Herbart Society
at the Last Meeting,
The Herbart club met Tuesday night
at the South Highlands academy. Prof.
Joel C. Du Bose opened the subject for
the evening by reading a carefully pre
pared paper on the “Philosophy of Ar
istotle.” Professor DuBose handled the
subject In a masterly way, showing deep
research and close study. No synopsis
can do his paper Justice.
After giving a brief history of the writ
ings of Aristotle, he plunged into his
philosophy.
The works of Aristotle, he said, are
the culminations of the fearless spirit of
Greek thought. Plato clustered his ideas
around the supreme idea of good, and
held that the soul of man, in a slate pre
existent to its entrance into man, was
cognizant of every thought that mind
conceived in this life. Aristotle contem
plated the thought of thought, the form
and end and course of all things. Plato
referred all facts to the idea in his own
mind. Aristotle derived the idea from
the facts. Plato outlined great truths.
Aristotle classified Plato's works, and re
duced all knowledge into systematic and
definite formularies. His “forms" are
the elaboration and the expansion of
Plato's "Ideas." He deduced his famous
classification of the four causes from the
three aspects of form and the added
principle of matter, viz: The formal,
the material, the efficient, the final. In
contemplating a statue of Phidias, there
must have been in the mind of the sculp
tor, before anything was done to the
marble, the form of the statue; then
there must be material, the marble; then
the carving, and finally the purpose of
the artist's work, as to honor man or
God.
Matter and the Divine Being, pure
form, are at the extremes of everything.
In the “Organon” are found the catego
ries, predicating everything under ten
heads, as substance, quantity, quality,
relation, place, time, situation, posses
sion, action, j>asslon. His "Syllogism”
and his “Science of Bogle" are probably
the crowning works of his genius. H0
ably defends rhetoric as an art founded
on scientific principles, and it is useful
as well os beautiful.
He makes happiness the summum bo
num of life, and classified the different
views of happiness. By the mass, bod
ily pleasures; by a higher class, honor;
by the philosopher, thought. He makes
happiness final, self-sufficing, and found
In the proper function of man. “The
good of man is a putting forth of the
faculties of the soul in accordance with
his highest excellence in a complete life.
Man is the chief source of his own hap
piness. He has a rational and an irra
Aristotle's first form is the final mover,
the developer of the actual from the po
tential. All the universe tends towards
Him as the absolutely good. The uni
verse Itself is eternal. The human soul
is a microcosm, uniting all the faculties
of lower orders of animated existence,
and possessing besides immortal "rea
son." It Is the vital principle of all or
ganized bodies; its functions are nutri
lltive, sentient, locomotive, appetitive,
imaginative, rational. From plant up to
man each higher functions Involves the
lower, so that reason in man embraces
all the other functions combined. The
highest function in soul is not tnheient
in body and has no special organ -with
which It is connected. It is an emana
tion from the celestial sphere. It outlives
the body, but after the death of the body
its loses Its Individuality and becomes
merged In Ihe universal reason.
With Plato he held that knowledge con
tains mi element altogether distinct from
sensation, and with Rpicurus he agreed
that without sensation knowledge would
be Impossible. He drew a distinction be
tween necessary ami contingent sensa
tion. lie maintained that the general
idea presented to the mind was simply
a trutli arrived at by Induction and cer
tified by tlie unerring reason (the intu
itive faculty), that truth Is inherent in
things and that all science Is not demon
strable. He attaches great weight to
general faith and relies much on catholic
consent as a basis for test of first truths.
Man's perfection is only attainable in
society. Aristotle discusses every sub
let that touches life. Ideal friendship
can exist only among llie good. A good
friend Is a second self. He doubles con
sciousness and thereby doubles the hap
piness of the happiest life.
Up thinks the human race forever
passing through cycles of civilization
and barbarism, anil that the thoughts
of the civilized period are not altogether
obliterated bv the passage through the
barbarous periods. In this way he ac
counts for Plato's "Reminiscences."
His supreme clod is the perfection of
Wisdom anil lives a contemplative life:
not the creator and governor of the uni
verse hut Ihe never ceasing cause of all
beauty and order. He manifesls no ac
tion find displays no moral virtue. No
idea of sin or duty is pertinent to our
relation witli Him.
At the conclusion of Professor DuRose s
paper Prof. S. L,. Robertson addressed the
meeting, speaking particularly of the dif
ferences between Plato and Aristotle.
Aristotle, he said, was the thinker of all
thinkers. His philosophy was purely
scientific, prosaic, dealing with facts.
Plato, on the contrary, entered into the
realm of the Ideal and reveled in the
grandest thoughts of whlc-h the human
mind Is capable. The professor said that
he had always found Aristotle dry read
ing. while he loved Plato, for he made
him happy as he deluded him.
Dr. J. H. Phillips was the next speaker.
He said that there is much about the
philosophy of Aristotle that we do not
understand. A proper understanding of
his doctrines can only be attained by a
careful study of the philosophers who
preceded him. His philosophy must be
viewed in its proper setting. There are
several conditions of Greek thought that
must be kept before us. In the first place
the object of Greek philosophy Is the im
provement of the citizen. It was national
in its character and restricted to the
state. Modern thought regards humanity
as.Its object. Again, the trend of Greek
thought was aesthetic. Artistic taste
governed his philosophy. The canons of
art were applied to this etfhics, where the
moderns speak of right and wrong, the
Greek speaks of the beautiful and the
ugly. Again* the tendency of Greek
thought was to read the characteristics
of human nature into the world and uni
verse, while modern philosophers too of
ten manifest an anxiety to avoid this
and to read all spirit out of nature and
philosophy. It Is an error to suppose that
the development Implied In the philoso
phy of Aristotle Is equivalent to the evo
lution of the school of Spencer. The evo
lutionary school accepts as a premise the
Darwinian theory oil the origin of species.
Aristotle taught on the other hand that
species and genera were unchangeable,
that the universal is eternal, while
change affects only the particular and
the Individual. The difference between
Aristotle and Phato is often miscon
strued. Ideas, according to Plato, consti
tute a world by themselves, separate and
apart from phenomena. Ideas are the
only realities, having no relation to phe
nomenal appearances, except that vague
ly expressed by causation. Aristotle
accepts this doctrine, but denies the ab
sence of relation. He admits that uni
versal are the onty realities, but that
they are real only as they realize them
selves in particulars.
Plato’s philosophy is subjective in its
character; is based upon human con
sciousness, and consists of gems of
thought that are scattered, without con
nection, throughout his dialogues. Aris
totle collects and systematizes these
gems, but constructs a science that is
objective in its nature. Plato deats with
the internal; Aristotle with the external,
One of the objects of philosophy is the
deduction of the elementary facts of na
ture by generalization and abstraction;
the resolution of phenomena Into their
ultimate elements. These elements are
given by Aristotle from the objective
standpoint, and are known as the cate
gories. These consist in the different
moods of substance, and all that may he
thought as predicated of that substance.
Kant, he said, generalized the elements
of knowledge from a subjective stand
point, and presented his famous catego
ries as subjectlv-e forms imposed by the
mind upon the objects of knowledge. He
then compared the categbrles of Aristotle
with those of Kant. One of the most in
teresting points In all ancient philosophy
is Aristotle’s famous cosmological argu
ment for the existence of a divine being.
The two leading principles of his philoso
phy are matter and form. At one end
of the chain is formless matter, being
pressed with form, it becomes the mat
ter for a still higher form. This in turn
is moved by a form still higher, and so
on, until the highest link in the cosmo
logical chain Is reached, which is pun?
form, unchangeable and eternal. This
pure form is a spiritual essence, unmoved
itself, but moving all things else. The
activity of thiB divine being, however,
Is not directly exercised upon the forms
of matter beneath, but indirectly,
through its absolute actuality, it gener
ates and stimulates an impulse in all in
ferior forms of matter to aspire to a
higher form. Matter thus, though in
active, Is imbued with an inherent im
pulse, and an activity is exercised only
through the imposition of form. Be
tween matter, the lowest link in the
chain, and pure form, the highest, exists
all the varied forms of nature and the
universe. This argument has an Im
portant significance in the history of the
world. For the first time, without the
aid of revelation, an argument has been
formulated and scientifiically grounded
for the existence of God. In the midst of
polytheism the monotheistic idea has
been established, and in contrast with the
pantheistic ideas of his predecessors,
Aristotle has attained the idea of a per
sonal and spiritual divine being. But, a*
this being exercised only an indirect in
fluence upon the world and nature, the
Aristotelian system precludes the ideas
of providence and of prayer. The life of
God is a life of pure thought. He cannot
think of an object inferior to Himself
without suffering change and degrada
tion. Hence it Is a God of eternal self
contemplation.
Aristotle was the first philosopher to
establish the three distinet faculties of
the human mind as known today. The
soul consists of the negative found in
plants and controls nutrition and repro
duction, the animal, which Implies the
further element of locoirfotlon in animal
life, and the rational soul, found in man.
The impulse implanted in the matter be
comes desire in the animal and will In
man. He thus develops volition in man
from simple impulse in matter. The
soul he further divides )nto the active
and the passive. The passive soul in
cludes the perceptive faculties, memory
and imagination and all that is distinct
ly individual. The active soul is imper
sonal, incapable of receiving Impres
sions and at death is absorbed by uni
versal reason. It is questionable, then,
whether Aristotle really believed
In the Immortality of the personal soul,
since that consists In the passive soul,
which perishes like the body. The active
soul. It Is true. Is Imperishable and im
mortal, but not being subject to Impres
sions includes none of the characteris
tics of the individual soul.
Aristotle's Idea of ethics is nferor to
that of Flato. He did not ask what Is
right, what Is duty or what is the ground
of obligation but what Is good for man
as man in his present environment.
Plato, on the other hand, believed that
there was In man a divine sense which
ponted out the rght. Aristotle, follow
ing the lead of aesthetic Greek thought,
Introduces here hiB doctrine of the mean
and as a canon of art employs It in de
ducing an ethical standard.
That doctrine consists In regarding
virtue simply as the “not too much" and
not too little.” Every virtue is a mean
between two vices. Courage Is a mean
between fear and daring; temperance,
between physical 'want and gluttony;
generosity, between stinginess and prod
igality. Virtue consists in two lines, the
moral and the Intellectual. One is im
possible without the other. It is only
the wise man that can judge of har
mony and relation and in all Instances
select the mean. Every moral act is re
garded as a piece of art, every course
of conduct is to be treated from the
standpoint of artistic proportion. The
highest virtue, therefore, consists in the
highest development of the reason. The
pleasures of the reason, according to Ar
istotle, are vastly superior and more
blessed than the pleasures derived from
the exercise of moral virtues. Man,
as an individual, cannot develop into a
■moral being. He is a political creature,
and his faculties can be developed only
by their exerc'fSe in community life. Man,
ithan, can be virtuous only as a member
of the state. The true citizen alone is
the moral man.
Miss W. M. Allen raised the point
whether the adoption of Aristotle's ideas
did not have its effect upon the democra
cy of Oreece. tending to the overthrow of
the state. She said she thought she
icould see a similar tendency in our own
country today. It was objected, howev
er, that the seeds of destruction had been
'sown even before Aristotle was born, and
ithe rising power of Philip of Macedon
.had called forth the thundering elo
quence of Demosthenes, who was a con
’ temporary of Aristotle.
I I*rof. C. H. Brown explained his idea
of matter and form. His Impression was
not in accord with the views which had
been expressed. Matter, he thought,
first existed, according to Aristotle, as
a potentiality, without form and beyond
the keif of sense. As soon as It assumed
form it became actual and ceased to be
a potentiality.
A number of other Interesting points
were developed and the meeting was
highly enjoyed.
At the meeting for January 7. which
will be held at the high school building.
Prof. C. H. Brown will compare the phi
losophies of Plato and Aristotle.
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made suits for $9.85.
J. BLACH & SONS’
Manufacturers’ Sale.
DESIRE TO AID THE TOWNS
And Therefore the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad Will Pay the Special
School Tax.
An act adopted at the last general as
sembly of Alabama authorizes the levy
ing of a special tax of 2 mills In Jefferson
county for the publio schools of the coun
ty. At the time the bill was before the
legislature there was some talk of oppo
sition on the part of several large prop
erty owners, but that soon subsided and
the bill became a law. Some, however,
claimed that it was unconstitutional and
should be so declared.
Referring to this matter yesterday
Capt. J. M. Falkner of Montgomery, gen
eral counsel in Alabama for the Louis
ville and Nashville road, said to a State
Herald reporter:
"The Louisville and Nashville will pay
the special school tax whether the law
authorizing it is constitutional or not. In
fact, if the law had already been declar
ed unconstitutional we would pay it. The
Birmingham schools have made a fine
showing and we want to assist them. I
think the sustaining of the schools of
more interest to the Louisville and Nash
ville railroad and the general public than
the $400 or $500 taxes we would have to
pay.
"The policy of the Louisville and Nash
ville is to aid in building up every town
on the line, and we would rather con
tribute toward sustaining them than
i otherwise.”
The amount the Louisville and Nash
ville will pay toward this special school
i fund is between $400 and $500.
Rubbers and cold-proof
i shoes a specialty at
The Smith Shoe Co.’s.
WORDS FOR A WORK FARM.
i ftoyor VanHoose, After Seeing the One in At
lanta, Becomes a Greater Advocate.
While In Atlanta a few days ago Mayor
1 VanHoose visited the work farm estab
lished by the city of Atlanta, and Is now
ipore than ever an advocate of such an
inetltutlon for Birmingham.
He stated to a State Herald reporter
that while theVe he carefully investigated
the work farm, with which he was much
pleased, but he added that he felt certain
we could make considerable Improvement
over the one Atlanta has.
He said Chiefs Connelley and Wright
of Atlanta heartily indorsed the reform
atory Idea, claiming that It had aided
them a great deal in dealing with crimi
nals and young offenders.
This Issue of the State Herald contains
twenty-four pages—one hundred and for
ty-four (144) columns. See that the car
rier or newsboy delivers to you the full
paper.
Fancy tables at Jacobs’.
THE THEATER THIS WEEK.
Four Nights of Good Acting Promised—O'Neill
and Salvini the Attractions.
O’Brien's opera house has been dark
the past week, with the exception of Fri
day night, when the ladies of the church
of the Advent gave an entertainment
for the benefit of their church.
This week, however, promises to be a
lively one in theatrical circles, and Man
ager Theiss is to be congratulated on se
curing such splendid attractions for the
holidays. The bill for the week is as fol
lows:
Monday and Tuesday nights, James
O'Neill; Thursday night, Tulane Ulee
club; Friday and Saturday nights, Alex
ander Salvini; Monday and Tuesday
nights, December 30 and 31, Minnie Mad
dern Fiske.
■‘Virginius” ancl “Monte Cristo.”
From the romantic to the tragic drama
Is a jump that few actors make success
fully; the impetuous, Insinuating, tender
and flexible qualities requisite to play ro
mantic parts are seldom found alongside
the dignified, composed, stern, and au
gust characteristics of the heavy trage
dian. An actor, therefore, who possesses
both is a rara avis, who certainly does
not flock with the common herd. It is
not enough that an actor is capable and
talented, and blessed by nature with an
undoubted possession of the divine
spark; he must also have served long
and served honorably in the hard school
of dramatic training. At the present time
there are very few actors left on the dra
matic stage who belong to the class that
was tutored by such men as Edwin For
rest and Edwin Booth, and enjoyed the
honor of playing opposite to such ster
ling artists as Charlotte Cushman and
Adelaide Neilson. Prominent among the
few actors who are left stands James
O'Neill. This gctor's record on the
American stage has been one chain of
artistic triumph, gained as well in the
romantic as in the classical drama.
Air. O’Neill's greatest monument is Ed
mond Dantes, In “Monte Cristo,” a cre
ation that has few parallels on the Amer
ican stage for continued success; but
long before Dame Fortune put Alexander
Dumas' strongest play across O'Neills’
path did she continue to favor him in
winning distinction as an Ideal actor In
classical parts. Adelaide Neilson said
that O'Neill’s was the best Romeo she
ever saw, and Edmond Booth pronounced
him excellent as Othello in "Iago.”
Very little not already known can be
said of O'Neill in "Monte Cristo." The
stirring romances contains in itself the
West elements of dramatic success. From
the moment that the dashing sailor boy,
Edmond Dantes, jumps off the ship Pha
raon in the first act until the curtain
falls in the duel scene between the Hang
ler and the Count of Monte Cristo in the
last the play is one series of stirring
incidents, effective climaxes and charm
ing pictures.
Mr. o Neill has staged It In his usual
extravagant manner, a carload of scen
ery being carried for the two productions
of "Monte Cristo" and “Virginius.” Much
has been said in praise of O’Neill's Vir
ginius. Contrary to the methods of
other tragedians before the American
public, Mr. O’Neill eliminated all bluster
and ranting from his acting, and speaks
the sublime lines of Sheridan Knowles
with such musical charm as is very rare
ly met with now-a-days. O’Neill has not
been unjustly called the silver-tongued
actor, his voice being as fresh as ever
and as clear as a bell. He has the build
of a tragedian, being powerful and grace
ful, and at the same time dignified in
bearing, impressive in action, volcanic
in his sudden outbursts of passion, ten
der as a woman in his expressions of pa
thos, and during all moments sincere,
convincing, lofty, inspiring and artistic.
Mr. O’Neill’s company is composed of
artists who were selected so that their
abilities should enable them to do eoual
justice both to "Monte Cristo” and "Vir
ginius.”
For his engagement at O'nrien’s op
era house, which begins tomorrow night,
Mr. O’Neill will present his highly
praised performance of "Virgl ilus,”
while “Monte Cristo” will be piayed
Tuesday night.
Salvini.
The reasons for Mr. Salvini’s continual
rise in popular favor are manifold, and
If there is one more than another. It Is
because he occupies about the same re
lation to the stage as Stanley Weyman.
author of "The House of the Wolf,” and
Anthony Hope, author of "The Prisoner
of Zenda,” do to literature. It Is due to
Salvlni's Influence more than anything
else that the old stirring, adventurous,
picturesque drama of romance is taking
its hold on the public again.
On the second night of his engagement
Salvinl is to appear in Dumas’ exhllarat
in§f fiction, “The Three Guardsmen,’*
which strikes the very keynote of this
school. It is a pity there are not more
Salvinis, for if there were play-goers
would have more frequent occasions of
seeing stage plots developed by action
Instead of by the miles of endless talk
so much a feature of the modern play.
On Friday, the opening night, Mr. Sal
vini will make his first appearance here
as “Hamlet,” and in view of the glowing
comments it has received on all sides,
it will no doubt prove the most impor
tant event of the present season.
Where is the boy tonight?
We don’t know exactly, but if
he has his own way he will be
in a new suit of clothes, and
would not cost him much at
the manufacturer’s sale of
J. BLACH & SONS’.
VERY TAME
Was Last Night’s Performance at the
Wigwam,
A very slim crowd attended the ath
letic exhibition last night at the wigwam
and those who were present suffered no
little disappointment. In fact, putting it
as mildly as mildly as possible, even the
“deadheads” were disgusted with the
ultimate turn of affairs. A fault lay
somewhere, and those who "didn't get
their money back” didn't hesitate to
protest. The curtain raisers were pre
sented as advertised. There was a boy’s
walking match and the winner got his
cup. Lynch and O'Leary walked twenty
five miles and the former won by five
laps.
The redeeming feature of the evening
was the spirited wrestling match be
tween John Townsend and Sam Powell,
two men from the Bolling mills, which
was won by John Townsend after a
fierce tussle.
It was then announced that Dan
O’Leary would walk a half mile against
time. He made It in 4% minutes.
The audience then expected a “go” be
tween Slattery and Daugherty, but they
were disappointed. After considerable
delay the announcement was made that
the door receipts would not cover ex
penses and the show was over.
Denver Ed says he could get no one to
box with him. He exhibited a letter to
the sporting editor of the State Herald
signed by O'Leary urging him to come to
Birmingham for the exhibition and tell
ing him that he could get a go with
Daugherty. The receipts, however, did
not realize a sufficient amount to pay
Daugherty for boxing and he refused to
go on. Slattery. It is said, was ready at
the time advertised, but would not wait
until matters could be arranged satisfac
torily with his opponent.
It Is well for managers of affairs of this
kind to understand that "fake” affairs
will no longer be patronized by the sport
ing fraternity. The class of people who
witness an exhibition of that character
don't go to the ringside for the purpose
of witnessing a courtship between pu
gilists. They want a “go." A “go”
means spirited action and spirited spar
ring. Now it might be well to under
stand, too, that the police will not permit
a “go” within their jurisdiction. In oth
er words, "go’s" don't go in Birmingham.
w e win mane a specialty of
fancy shoes and slippers all
next week.
The Smith Shoe Co.
A CHARITY BALL
Will Be Given at the Knights of Pythias Hall
for a Worthy Cause.
On Friday night, December 27, a grand
charity ball will be given in the Knights
of Pythias hall, corner of Third avenue
and Nineteenth street, under the aus
pices of the United Charities, for their
benefit. It is for a worthy cause and de
serves to be well patronized. Tickets
will be on sale at all the prominent
places in the city. The affair will bo
managed by Mr. W. H. Tomppert, 2308
Avenue I. Mason's band has been en
gaged for the occasion.
We can’t move into our new
building until January 1st.
Therefore get your Xmas
goods, turkeys, etc., Monday
and Tuesday at our old head
quarters, 19th street and 3d
avenue. J. POX’S SONS.
your'mail will tell
Hereafter all mail delivered from the
postofflce will be stamped with the fore
casts, supplied by the weather bureau.
Through the co-operation of Postmaster
Copeland this manner of supplying the
people with the weather predictions goes
into effect today and is expected to
prove of great convenience and benefit
to our citizens.
Great picture, easel and
mirror sale at half value at
H. HERZPELD’S.
Alabamians in Washington.
Washington, Dec. 20.—Gen. H. M. Nel
son of Selma and Birmingham was in the
city last week.
General Harrison attempted to have
read from the clerk's desk in the house
on Wednesday »a telegram from Mr.
Frank Smith of Birmingham, whiedi read:
"If war, have me authorized to raise a'
regiment.” Unanimous consent was re
fused for its reading, but the telegram'
was circulated freely around. ,

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