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“A Love of a Rug." — \ wi t.' S Saying Rugs are ever necessary J for home comfort. No house is a completely furnished without, them, 3 and the latest and liandsom- 1 est designs in RUGS can be found at the A T JOV carpet AIAvAj COMPANY’S, Cor. Second Ave. and 21st Street. ®aj"The only exclusive Carpet House in Alabama. IN AN AREA George Scott Slashes Henry Sanders With a Razor. * Last night about 8 o'clock George Scott assaulted Henry Sanders with a knife or a razor, inflicting a painful gash on the neck and another on the arm. Both parties are negroes. George Scott, com monly known as Tom, was a bootblack in Newberry's barber shop He escaped after carving his opponent, who was carried to Parker’s drug store and his wounds dressed by physicians. Henry Sanders, the negro who was cut, worked in Odom's saloon. Back of Newberry's restaurant, the saloon and Newberry's barber shop there is an area which gives entrance to the three places from the rear. Here the negroes became Involved in a Quarrel. Sanders, it is said, bantered the negro George, who took it Ill-humoredly. "Both them niggers.” said the cook in the restaurant, "thinks they Is bad niggers, and when Tom : cussed Henry Henry cussed him back and come at him. Then they clinched end foil on the ground there, and I heard Henry hollow "O, Lordy,’ but I couldn't separate them, because I saw too many razors flashing.” Sanders wounds are not dangerous, hut Ithey are very painful. Good duck shooting at East Lake. If you wish to go to the lake before the trains commence running get permit to ride on light engines that pass up First avenue at 4:50 and 5 a. m. from Bir mingham Railway and Electric company, 303 North Twentieth street. 12-7tf Good fishing at East Lake. 12-l-tf _ Cold Weather Is Coming. Telephone 4S7 (or coal. Ward’? 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 STORM AND SANITARY SEWERS Being Put in on the Southside—Sidewalks Also Being Graded. The storm sewer provided for by a re cent ordinance is being rapidly construct ed by the contractors, C. M. Burkhalter & Co. The sewer begins at Twentieth etreet and runs to the alley between G and H, on Twenty-second street. Accord ing to the contract the sewer must he I completed within a few weeks, and when done it will assist a great deal in the drainage of that district. Sidewalks Graded. The sidewalks in that vicinity are be ing graded and put in good condition. When completed they will add much to !the attractiveness and convenience of fthat part of the city. Sanitavy Sewer. 1 Work on the sanitary sewer being put In near Beeler's station is progressing satisfactorily and the sewer will soon be (ready to make the connections. It will Ibe between one and a half and two miles long when completed. Oyster cocktails at the Met ropolitan bar. I I-I 2-tf FOR SALL ' The board of managers of the Charity hospital desire to sell all the red brick, furnace window weights, pipes, etc., to Ibe seen on the grounds of the hospital at fcmithfleld. Apply between the hours of 12:30 and 2:30 p. m. at 2011 Park avenue. 11-14-tf__ TOASTED HIM. Mr. Walter McCullough, one of the rvaluable support in the O’Neill company, lhas a number of friends among the tel egraphers of Birmingham. Mr. McCul lough was formerly a member of the craft, and after the performance last evening local handlers of the key enter tained the popular young actor at one of the favorite cafes with toasts and 6umpluous fare. Torturing disfiguring /SKIN DISEASES Instantly W RELIEVED CUTICURA k the GREAT ^SKINnilRF VO- Sold throughout the world. British |7* depot: F. Newbrry & Sons, x, King F.dward-st., I«ondon. Potter Drug C. r*,—“* e» a | Birthday Giftr. We are now open HO NflBERS, AN INSTANTANEOUS DEATH J, W. Cross Killed Sunday on a Railroad Trestle WHILE TRAMPING HOME Said He Lived in Atlanta and Was Robbed of His Money While Travelin j in Arkansas. 0 •T. W. Cross, a white man about 21 years of age, was killed at Stinking Creek trestle, twelve miles east of Bir mingham, on the Southern railway, Sun day forenoon. The trestle is very high and the man had proceeded about 40 feet across it when train No. 35, westbound, due in Birmingham at 12:20 p. m., struck him. The body was knocked from the trestle before the train could be stopped, and the man's skull, leg and arm were broken, which resulted In instantaneous death. A flagman was left with the re mains and Coroner Dusenberry notified, who went to the scene of the accident and brought the corpse to Warner & Smiley, undertakers, where he held a preliminary investigation yesterday afternoon. Cross, it seems, lived in Attalla, but his people had not been heard from yes terday afternoon. He told some persons at Shepherd’s mill, near the scene of his fatal misfortune, that he had been robbed in Arkansas and was en route home afoot. A pistol, $2.4(1 and a card with the name1 J. W. Cross penciled across it were found on his person. SOME LIVE MERCHANTS, Whose Places of Business Are Regular Bee Hives of Industry—They Advertise. Among the merchants of Birmingham none are more courteous towards their patrons or more liberal in their treat ment of them than the popular clothiers and furnishers, M. Wgil & Bro., who have a large establishment on First avenue. Their place is one of the largest and most attractive stores in the city, and the gentlemanly proprietors and clerks make it a pleasure to trade with them. They have built up quite a'trade in the merchant tailoring line since they opened that department last spring, and they are continually extending their ter ritory and adding new patrons. D. B. Luster. D. B. Luster does the most extensive custom work in shoes of any manufac turer in the city. His store on Nine teenth street, between Second and Third avenues, is one of the busiest in the city, but he is never too busy to take a cus tomer’s measure or to show his goods. He makes shoes from the latest patterns and at rates as reasonable as can be ob tained in any first-class shop or store. Mr. Luster is accommodating, affable and polite, and those who call on him are assured courteous attention and treatment. Fowlkes & Myatt. Six thousand visitors attended the opening at Fowlkes & Myatt’s grocery store, corner Third avenue and Twen tieth street, a few weeks ago, and a large per cent of that number are now regular customers. The excellent quality of goods kept in stock, low prices, fair deal ing and courteous treatment has done the work for them and they are now do ing a business that is entirely satisfacto ry to themselves. The. proprietors and clerks are kept hustling all day long to wait on the customers who visit the store daily Messrs, Fowlkes & Myatt are personally the very pleasantest of gentlemen and have a word of welcome to all who visit their store. ' ACQUITTED. James Cook, Who Killed Al Benson in Bessemer. James Cook, charged with the murder of Al Benson, has been acquitted by a jury in the circuit court at Bessemer. Cook is an engineer In the employ of the Woodward Iron company at Woodward. Benson was a saloon keeper. Some time ago the two became involved in a difficulty, which resulted in the death of Benson. Benson had killed a man in a street shooting scrape at Bessemer a few months ago. At the time of his death he was on bail for manslaughter, which charge grew out of the difficulty. AMMUNITION EXPLODES And Four Deputy Martials Blown in tie Air. Perry, Okla., Dec. 23.—The news of a singular and fatt^ accident reached here this morning from Alston, in the Osage country, four miles northeast of Perry. The Dunn brothers, consisting of Bill, Bee, John and George Dunn, all deputy United States marshals, were riding in a wagon in which there were several hun dred cartridges and ten pounds of pow der. By some means the can of powder was exploded, igniting the cartridges. All four of the men were- blown high in the air. The wagon was blown to atoms and both horseH killed. Bill Dunn was killed instantly, and It is said the others were fatally Injured. The brothers were well acquainted with the Dalton gang and six months ago they turned against them and killed two of them. They went heavily armed to protect themselves against the friends of the Dalton and Cook gangs, who have sworn vengeance against them. TWENTY TO FIVE. New York Aldermen Indorse Mr. Cleve land's Message. New York. ‘Dee. 23.—The board of al dermen this afternoon, after a stormy debate lasting an hour, indorsed Presi dent Cleveland’s message on the Vene zuelan boundary dispute. Alderman Oakley (Tammany) Intro duced the resolution, which recites that the president’s action was patriotic, wor thy of approbation and should be iridors ed by Ihe board. Alderman Olcott, republican, made a vigorous speech in opposition to the reso lution. He said that the Monroe doc trine was not involved in the Venezuelan matter and that President Cleveland had made a gross mistake. A motion by Mr. Oleott to lay it on tne table was defeated by a vote of 11 to 10. The resolution was then adopted by a vote of 20 to 6. WHO in»»' up out* recent licit your visit to MORROW & PERSONAL _____ s Mr. B. B. Walker of Warrior is in the; city. „ Mr. J. M. Cord of Helena, Ala., is in; the city. • J Mr. George Borcott of Blossburg is in' the city. Mr. John B. Jones of Jonesville is in’ the city. Mr. A. J. Lowly of Vandiver is here for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Lake Moore of Fort Payne are in the city. Mr. Henry Dozier left yesterday for Atlanta to see the exposition. Mr. F. H. Hardy of Siluria, Ala., Is visiting Birmingham for a few days Mr. Abe Rich has returned from a visit to his father in Nashville, who is very ill. Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Caldwell are in the city to spend the holidays with relatives Mr. Robert Jemison, Jr., a student of the university, is at home for the holi days. Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Woodward have taken rooms at the Florence for the winter. Miss Buena Vista Robinson of Ashvllle is visiting her sister, Mrs. George Ash, of this city. Mr. S. M. Parson, a prominent mer chant of Alexander City, is in the city on business. Mr. C. L. Mathews of Montgomery is visiting his daughter, Mrs. James H. Lit tle, of this city. Mr. Ben H. Dowden, wife and daughter of Washington. Ind., are at the Florence for a few days. Dr. Burr Ferguson of New York Is vis iting his father’s family, Gen. F. S. Fer guson, of this city. Mr. A. J. Long and family left last night for Los Angeles, Cal., where they will reside hereafter. Miss I,. Scully, a charming young lady of Meridian. Miss., is visiting Mrs. James Boggan of this city. Dr. J. E. Frazier left last night for Nashville, where he will spend the holi days with relatives and friends. Mrs. C. Brown and Miss Ethel Sugars of Decatur are the honored guests of the Misses Locke, on Fourth avenue. Miss Alice Holmes.teacher in the Pol lock-Stephens institute, is spending the holidays at her home, Stanford, Ky. Passenger Agent R. L. "Newton of the Alabama Great Southern is in DeKalb county looking after business for his road. Mr. John S. Brady and sister. Miss Rose, of Nevada, Mo., are in the city for a few days and are at home at the Flor ence. Miss Hattie Meyer of Vicksburg, Miss., arrived in the city Sunday and is the guest of Miss Irene Leyens, 2112 Fifth avenue. Mr. Frank P. Hanley of the Louisville and Nashville shops at New Decatur spent yesterday In the city with his friend, Mr. B. W. Locke. Mr. John A. Faust, a prominent mer- 1 chant of New York, who has business in terests and relatives In Birmingham, is in the city and stopping at the Morris hotel. Mr. Charles Jones, southern passenger agent of the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham road, left last night for At lanta, where he will remain until the close of the exposition. Mr. Walter Howard, chief deputy cir cuit court clerk, has taken his wife, girl and boy and hied himself away to Co lumbus, Miss., where he will take Santa Claus and his luxuries with relatives and friends. Mr. A. U. Harwell, city editor or me Mobile Herald, is doing work on the State Herald this week in the stead of Mr. Telfair Hodgson, who will spend the holidays in Mobile. Mr. Harwell has many friends in Birmingham, who are ever glad to welcome him. Wirt Webb, Esq., of Hale county, lath superintendent of the folding room of the house of representatives at Washington during the Fifty-third congress, arrived here yesterday from the national capital en route to his home to spend the holi days. T. C. King, 2026 First avenue, has re ceived 1000 pairs Bannister shoes—Cor dovan, French calf, patent leathers and enamel leathers. Twenty different styles toes. B, C, D, E lasts; price $4.50 and $3. Same elsewhere $6 and $7. Nine thousand pairs other kinds of ladies', men's and children's, from 10 to 40 per cent reduc tion. See our Twentieth Century line. TERSELY TOLD. The policemen look handsome in their new uniforms. Hook out for burglars. Quite a number have been spotted by the police. Nearly every merchant in the city has a full force of extra assistants and trade during the holidays is on the boom. Invitations are out for a supper to be given by Messrs. Harris & Williamson, the electricians, to the electrical frater nity, at the Hotel Morris Christmas night, JJecember 25, at 8:30 p. m. There were several short runaways yesterday, the result of the Christmas fireworks: but it don’t take a Birming ham horse long to learn the racket and they soon pass the small boy and his torpedo like he was only a locomotive blowing at the bombardment of some fort. Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad checks are received by T. C. King, 2026 First avenue, at 90 cents on the dollar for shoes. He has just bought about 10,000 pairs of ladies’, children’s and men’s shoes at a reduction of 10 to 40 per cent. You will certainly do yourself an injustice if you do not see his shoes be fore you buy. Return of Liberty Bell. Philadelphia. Dec. 23.—At a meeting today of the Atlanta exposition commit tee of the city council it was decided that the committee will leave here on January 16 for Atlanta to escort the Liberty bell back to Philadelphia. Mayor King, two members of the board of directors of the exposition, two citizens and five members of Atlanta’s city council will bring the bell back. It has not been decided yet on what date the bell will leave Atlanta, but the trlpVill be- made by the Seaboard route and stops will be made at Savan nah, Charleston and other cities on the way north. We are headquarters in California wines, such as sherry, port and clarets. We canot be excelled in quality and prices on Imported and domestic liquors of any kind. Give us a trial and be con vinced. • M. & A. WISE, Cor. Morris ave. and Twentieth street. A~~GLANCE At the special line of Christmas offerings of Ben M. Jacobs & Bros, will convince you that your desires can be more easily tilled at less expense than elsewhere. Their beautiful stock of furniture excels anything ever displayed In Birmingham. Call there before purchasing your gifts. DING purchases of Eur 0111* establishment SINNIGE’S W. H. KETTIG, President. W. J. MILNER, Vice-President. U. K. MILNER, Secretary and Treasurer. The Milner & Kettig Co., (Incorporated. Paid up capital, $125,000.00.) MACHINERY • AND • MINING • SUPPLIES. t Bar Iron and Steel, Black Diamond Files, Black Diamond Tool Steel, Tools, Rubber and Leather Belting, Rubber Hose and Packing, Blake Steam Pumps, Atlas Engines and Boilers All kinds of Machinery. Write /or Prices and Catalogue. Birmingham, Alabama. THINGS DRAMATIC. Sheridan Knowles’ great tragedy, ‘‘Vir glnius,” was produced at O'Brien's opera house last night by James O'Neill and his excellent company of players, air. O’Neill had been seen here In this popular play before and theater-goers knew what to expect of him, yet they were surprised at the magnificent manner in which "Vir ginias" was presented. When he played “Virglnius” here last season Mr. O'Neill had practically the same supporting company that is now with him, a fact that evinces their fit ness for the roles assigned them. Mr. O’Neill made a capital Virglnius. He is not so large as some others who play the character, but while he is on the stage the audience forgets all about his size and only notices the magnificence of the man and the excellence of his act ing. They care not whether the man be fore them weighs 175 or 275 pounds. They admire what he does and not what he is. .‘But large or small Mr. O'Neill pleases his audiences, and that is sufficient. Appius Claudius, the tyrant deceiver, Is well placed with Mr. Hallet Thomp son. whose acting is admirable. Miss Florence Rockwell is a lovely Vir ginia. She is pretty, has a sweet voice and possesses histrionic talent of a high w. H. Pasroe floes the trying parts re quired of Iclillus most cleverly. The other characters are well placed, with Albert Sackett as Cassius, John C. Dixon as Dentatus, W. ,T. Dixon as Nu natorius, Walter McCullough as Lucius and Miss Kate Fletcher as Servla. Tonight Mr. O’Neill will appear as the Count of Monte Cristo in the play by that name. This is said to be his strongest character and he will no doubt be greet ed with a large and fashionable house. Salvini as "Hamlet.” In these days, when the better element of the play-going world is keenly on the watch for the coming American trage dian, comment such as has been aroused over Salvini's portrayal of Hamlet would naturally stir up an enthusiastic local interest in his forthcoming appearance here. It was at first arranged for him to appear in “The Three Guardsmen” on the opening night, but Manager Wilkin son has agreed to substitute “Hamlet” for the Friday night performance. "Hamlet,” as presented by Salvini, is what is technically called by theatrical managers as n "pro duction,” which . means that all the accessories, scenic equipment, mechanical effects, costumes and every thing concerned in the presentation of the play is the property of the organiza tion and built and designed for that par ticular play alone. Perhaps the only actor with whom Salvini may be com pared as a master of stage technique and a designer of artistic scenic illusion is Mr. Henry Irving, and did Mr. Salvini have the means at his command he would probably have but little to concede to his illustrious Knglish contemporary. With the exception of the armor work, Salvini's production of “Hamlet" was turned out by American workmanship entir ly, the scenery being painted by Mr. Ambruster of Columbus and the cos tumes being the work of Maurice Her mann of New York. The armorial prop erties, swords, shields, helmets, etc., were all made in Paris at the house of Richard Gutperle, where all the orders are placed for the famous Comedie Francalse and the grand opera of the French capital. Of Salvini’s conception of the title role. wnicn 13 very uiueiviu moo iii.-ii ui umai actors who have assayed it in recent years, it may be said that while many of the critics have taken issue with him as to many of his deductions, and that here and there faults are found.lt is nev ertheless a fact that since the decease of Edwin Booth no actor has been received in this role with such acclaim as Salvini. Unlike most actors, who sink the poet in a sea of mystical declamation, Salvini is said to make a very human Hamlet, and one that not even the most callous spec tator could go to sleep over. As may be conjectured, that which has mostly con tributed to his success in this role Is his manly figure and noble, mobile counte nance, his rich and moving voice, his panther-like grace of movement, tre mendous energy, fire and magnetism. Whatever faults he may be justly or un justly accused of at present, it seems very evident that after his performance has been mellowed by frequent repetition It will eventually develop into one of those grand and memorable impersona tions that live in the traditions of the stage long after the actor has passed away, and thus give him his hold on fa me. "The Three Guardsmen,” of course, yrill be the bill on Saturday night. Railway Sale Postponed. Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 23.—The sale Of the Chattanooga Electric railway, which operated! ail lines in and about the city, was postponed today to February 14, 1896. Judge George M. Meade of Brooklyn, holder of 164 bonds, protested that this action was unwarranted and de clared he was reacjy to purchase over all bidders. _ Good fishing at East Lake. opean and Domes for* a critical exam DRUG AND Meyer-Marx Company, Wholesale Liquors and Wines. f The Best In Quality, < The Best In Values, and Give l The Best Satisfaction, |||CT RlfTITVn Three car loads o( liquors of all kinds, which JUul ULilIilLI we offer to the trade at rock bottom figures. Call on us and get our prices. VVe compete successfully with the largest Eastern and Western Jobbers. MEYER-MHRX COMP’Y, The Only Exclusive Wholesale v/ Liquor House in the City. ... /'IN FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Earthquakes in Kau Less Violent Than Re ported— $30,000 Interest Paid on Hawaiian Bonds. San Francisco, £>ec. 23.—Correspond ence of the United Press per steamer Australia from Honolulu, under date of December 16, says: The earthquakes in Kau were less vio lent than at first reported. No damage was done. Lava rose to view in Kilauea, but was soon covered by the sides of the pit falling in. It is expected that the fire will soon appear above the debris._ The examination of the alleged filibus tering conspirators, Sheridan and Under wood, has been postponed from day to day. It now waits for a witness from Maui. Thirty thousand dollars were forward ed to th'e treasury to pay the quarterly interest on Hawaiian bonds. Minister Damon states that the year will not show a deficit in the treasury; the year's ex penditures, including those of the in surrection and'the cholera, will be entire ly covered by the regular current re ceipts without borrowing. This does not Include the loan made for special Inter nal improvements. Venezuela’s View. Vienna, Dee. 23.—The Paris corre spondent of the Neue'Freie Presse tele graphs to that paper an interview he has had with General Palaeio, ex-president of Venezuela, who said that Holland had a far more justifiable pretension to the disputed area than Great Britain. Ven ezuela. he added, had never been averse to arbitration. During his own term as president the government wished to pro pose that the presidents of the United States, France and Switzerland should act as arbitrators, but this plan was abandoned because it would have re quired long and assiduous discussion and inquiry, while the presidents fre quently changed. Venezuela then de sired to submit the matter to the Em peror of Austria, in whose justice she had the fullest confidence, but this decree was abandoned because of Great Brit ain’s attitude. General Palaeio concluded by declaring that neither Venezuela nor the United States expected war. The Standard Again. London. Deo. 23.—In Us Issue tomor row the Standard will reargue at great length the British position on the Vene zuelan question. It predicts that Ameri can common sense will eventually adopt the same view, and says It may be pre sumed that the president will appoint as members of the commission men whose opinions are entitled to the respect of Englishmen, even though it may be impossible to admit their competenca to pronounce a binding judgment on contested facts. Very Sensible View. London, Dec. 23.—The Chronicle will tomorrow say: If the commission Is composed of men like Messrs. Phelps, White and Edmunds It must command respect apart from Its irregular origin. It would in that case occur to Lord Salis bury that some further proposal from him would be expedient. Indeed, necessa ry. This Is not an instance where the diplomatic door can be closed with a bang. Times’ Talk. London, Dec. 23—The Times will to morrow contend that a week ago Pres ident Clevetand was reputed to be a strong man, who might be depended upon to do nothing conspicuously rash or foolish. Now, it says, not only Is con ENTS. tio Novelties a ml iuation of our sto BRIC-A-BRAC fidence In his policy destroyed, but his political reputation is seriously injured. Governor of Guiana. London, Dec. 33.—Sir Augustus Wil liam Lawson Hemming has been ap pointed governor of British Guiana to succeed Sir Charles C. I^es, K. C. M. G., who has retired from the post. College of Cardinals. Rome, Dec. 23.—The pope today re ceived the college of cardinals, who pre sented to his holiness their new year congratulations. Demise of Dragoman. London, Dec. 23.—Sergius Michael, dragoman of Stepniak, the author, died in this city this evening. FURY OF THE FLOOD. Disaster to Life and Property in the Indian Territory. Wagoner, I. T„ Dec. 23.—The Grand river flood continues to rise and now averages a depth of 70 to 80 feet in the channel, and great desolation is being done. Houses, wagons and farm animals of all description are seen floating down the torrent. Men and women were found In the tree tops today, where they had been for thirty-six hours without shelter or food. They were rescued by a party in boats. One woman was seen in a wagon box going down stream, calling for assistance, but so rapid was the cur rent that nothing could be done to save her. The St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern iron bridge at Gibson, fifteen miles east, went down yesterday even ing. All through traffic is abandoned. It will require several days to establish a transfer. No such flood was ever known In this part of tho country. Verse Writer Drops Dead. Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 23.—Edward N. Wood fell dead in a business house here this afternoon'. His verse sketches have been widely copied in the press of the United States. Texas Town Taken. Mexia, Tex., Dec. 23.—The town of Kosse, near here, was almost totally de stroyed by Are yesterday morning. To tal loss, $71,000; insurance, $21,000. Delicious Cream as used in the preparation o Silver Churn Butterine, im parts a delightful flSvor to the product. Always sweet, fra grant and wholesome, Silver Churn Butterine is approved by the most fas tidious housekeepers. Mrs. Rorer, the cooking expert, pre fers it to creamery butter fol the table and all purposes. Prepare^ Solel/ By ARMOUR PACKING CO., Kansas City. U. S. A. *Card Favors. ^ Bric-n-Brnc. and ck. EMPORIUM. / #