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—♦— “A Love of a Rug." \U i /. Saying Rugs are ever necessary M for home comfort. No house is g completely furnished without them, fl and the latest and handsom est designs in RUGS can be found at the A T T^l? CARPET AljIljJli Company’s, I Cor. Second Ave. and Slst Street. B Jte'y’The only exclusive Carpet fl House in Alabama. THE WEATHER. Washington. Dec. 30.—The following is (the forecast for Alabama: Fair; wester ly winds._ DAILY BULLETIN. Reports received at Birmingham, Ala., on December 30, 1895. Observations taken at all stations at 8 a. m., 75th meridian time. H ►? g Wind. ia 5~ (5 ft .— __ _ ____ m U mT 5 oB3 #5 m > £ Ti C '-’■a Pm O < O © Plseeof ? 3J- 1| J ,-® <o <0 Observa- 3 iS S ®g ?"* tion. § | g S- 3B £ 3£ »B S 3 I: "g 2 g S£ 5 _r,ML : ° 31 « Montg’ry! 46 -0 44 SE 6 1.10 Cloudy Memphis..! 26, -8 2d,W 16l .12|Snow Knoxville 36 f4 36 E 6 .36 Ralu Atlanta.. 40 t4 38 E Lt.| .72 Rain Vicksburg 28 -8 28 NW 20 1.04 Cloudy N.Orleans 38! -6 381NW 24 1.54 Cloudy Nashville.1.1.. T indicates trace of ratn or snow; f Indicates rise and - fall. BEN M. JACOBS. Local Observer, Weather Bureau. Good fishing at East Lake. 12-l-tf POPS HOLD THE BALANCE. (Continued From First Page.) Dias made you (still addressing the repub lican senators) take a step which will en able you to throttle legislation. But you (have taken the responsibility—meet it ns we did in the last congress when we Mad only a majority of one.” Mr. Hoar asked Mr. Gorman if he (could suggest a simple measure of doc trine or principle which it was in the power of the republican senators to pass (without the aid of democratic votes. “That is true,” Mr. Gorman admitted. "‘I admit it. But the senator from Massa chusetts knows as well as I do that when (you take possession of every great com mittee, putting the democrats in a minor ity on all of them save one, you put lyourseleves in a position to affirm legis lation or to stop legislation. It is the re sponsibility of the majority that you as sume. If you had carried out the idea (suggested by the resolution of last ses sion—making liberal concessions on both (sides—you would have been able to bring jtogether the better thought of the sen ate, so that men wti had the best inter ests of the country at heart would have Controlled the committees. I think we ,rwould have had better legislation than •we will have now, when the great finance •committee is, by the action of republican fcenators, controlled by the populist par Sy." Finally the debate came to an end, and (Mr. Cockrell introduced a concurrent res olution, which went over till tomorrow, [providing for a recess from tomorrow till ETuesday, January 7. And then, after an executive session, the senate, at 4:50, adjourned until to morrow. The senate executive committee refus ed to pass the Joint resolution Introduced !by Mr. Cockrell providing for an ad journment from tomorrow until January R. Af.ter the confirmation of a large number of nominations against which objections had been made, the matter (came up on the suggestion of Mr. Hill (of New York and Mr. Berry of Arkansas, Iboth of whom said that they thought |the congress, in view of the message of [the president, ought not to take a recess (for any length of time. Mr. Hill made a Bpeech In which he went over much of the ground of his speech the other day. He called upon his associates to stay Mere and endeavor to pass some legisla tion that would give the treasury relief. Mr. Hill was reminded that nothing the [president had asked could be got through the senate and it was nonsense to ask the senate to stay and make an effort to do what everybody knew was impos eible. In view, however, of the objec tions that had been raised, Mr. Cockrell Withdrew his resolution. THE PRIZE ECZEMA KANSAS By the 73UTICURA REMEDIES Our baby when three weeks old was badly af flicted with Eczema. Her head, arms, neck, limbs, and nearly every joint In her body waa raw ami bleeding when we concluded to try Cctfcura Remedies. Wc began with Cltfcuba (oint ment) and CUTJCt) it A Soai*. and qfter the fir at application wc could sec a change. 4$er we had used them one week some of the sores nad healed entirely, and ceased to unread. In less than a month, she was free from scales and blemishes, and to-day has as lovely skin and hair as any child. She was shown at the Grange Fair, and took a premium as the prettiest bnbv. over sixteen other MK.*Vrc "i!'- ' Aw-•»- • ^ Birthday Giftf. % % We are now open so NflBERS, * PLAYING MOLD GAME An Attempt to Steal a Box of Silver Containing ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS The Ruse to Gain a Stake Fails and as a Re sult J. W. Strong Now Languishes in Jail. One of the most daring robberies ever known here was attempted about mid night last night by two strangers, one of whom now occupies a cell in the city prison. Tire Southern Express company had several boxes of silver money, each con taining about $1000, to ship northward over the Louisville and Nashville rail road. It was to go by No. 4 train, due to leave here at 12:09 a. m., and prepara tory to putting it on the train the night force of the express office had loaded It on a truck and rolled it under the shed. A moment after they stopped they no ticed two men under the shed walking leisurely about, one of whom carried hi3 overcoat on his arm. The mercury was down below the freezing point, and the fact that the man did not wear his over coat, but carried it on his arm, attracted the attention of the express men and the employes about the depot, and caused them to watch the strangers. After strolling about for a few minutes one of the men left, going out to Twen tieth street and-engaging a carriage, which he had driven to the ladies’ en trance to the depot on Morris avenue. When this one had about had time to reach the ladies' entrance the one who remained under the shed strolled leisure ly towards the truck containing the money. Selecting a favorable oppor tunity, as he thought, he dropped his overcoat over one of the boxes, covering it entirely. After a moment's waiting he picked his coat up, and with it the box and started to walk away. J. C. Harris and W. C. Sulzer of the ex press company's night force and the col ored porter, William Nicholson, had been watching him and as soon as he started away they gave pursuit. The would-be robber seeing them follow attempted to run, and In so doing fell, dropping the box, which was recovered by the express men. Regaining his feet he ran through the ladles' entrance and into Morris ave nue, where he was caught by Police Offi cer Brown, who was on duty at the depot. To the officers the man gave his name as J. W. Strong, first claiming to be a wholesale merchant from Nashville. Later he told the officers his home was in Gallatin, Tenn., and that he was a painter by trade. On searching him the officers found only 25 cents in cash and a parcel check from the union depot restaurant. On examining the baggage only a few soiled clothes were found. No papers, letters or other things by which he could be Identified could be found, either on Strong or in his valise The man who was seen under the shed with him had driven away when Strong was arrested, and had not been found at 2 o’clock this morning. * While on the way to the city Jail Strong pleaded hard with the officer to let him Igo, offering to make it all right with the latter. He said he had a family, whom he didn’t want to disgrace. He had been drinking, and was slightly under the influence of liquor. To tire of ficer he denied attempting to take the money. Strong is about 50 years old, and has a very neat appearance. Diamond Robberies. The State Herald a few days ago con tained the story of several robberies that had been committed on out-going passenger trains. Conductor Patterson of the Southern noticed a man on his train one night, who conducted himself rather suspiciously, and it is said that Strong fits the description Captain Patterson gave of that man. TO FLORIDA. Excursion ticktets now on sale by the Plant system to all principal Florida points. Double daily trains leave Mont gomery 7:10 a. in. and 8 p. m., carrying through sleepers from St. Louis and Cin cinnati by the Louisville and Nashville railroad to Jacksonville. Through sleep ers from Montgomery to Tampa leaving Montgomery 8 p. m. For any information write to W. V. LIFSEY, D. P. A., 12-29-tf_Montgomery, Ala. 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 Smithfleld. Apply between the hours of 12:30 and 2:30 p. m. at 2011 Park avenue. 11- 14-tf _ —Memorandum Calendars for 1896 and everything else in the way of stationery for the office. Roberts & Son, 1809 2d avenue. 12-22-81 LATE CARS. Will be held at any point on electric line until 1 o’clock a. m. for $3 extra. Parties having receptions or any entertainment can secure these cars for their guests by notifying Birmingham Railway and Electric company, 303 North 20th street 12- 13-tf TERSELY TOLD. A cloak exchanged by mistake at the Colonial club ball can be had at this of fice. The Southside fire department was handsomely remembered by Mr. C. W. Clark and family yesterday afternoon.. They were made the recipients of a nice box filled with fruits, nuts, cakes and other items. The fire laddies appreciate these kind remembrances from friends and Mr. Clark and his family received their heartiest thanks. 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 ladles’, 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._ Blaokburn Sure of Re-election. Louisville, Ky„ Dec. 30.—Senator Blackburn says there is no doubt of his re-election if the republicans do not steal the house. He says his nomination in the caucus is certain and he has positive as surance of one populist vote. w: d ing* up 0111* recent licit your visit to MORROW & THEY VOTED HIKE TO SB _ Outskirt Saloons Will Not Be Lib censed Promiscuously. THE MEETING OF THE BOARD Several Ministers Were Present Last Night and Spoke Against the Liquor Traffic—At torneys for Saloon Men. The city council met last night to con sider the recommendations of Mayor VanHoose regarding the issuance of li censes to saloons for 1896. It will be re membered by readers of the State Her ald that the mayor urged the restriction of outskirt saloons within certain locali ties. The matter was referred to the po lice and sanitation committee, before i whom the mayor and counsel for the sa loon men appeared, the former speaking for the recommendation and the latter against it. The committee held an ex ecutive session afterwards for the pur pose of formulating a report. After the meeting was called to order last night Alderman McCartin stated that the report of the majority of the committee recommended a non-concur rence in the mayor's recommendation. He also stated that one of the committee) desired to enter a minority report Indors ing the mayor’s recommendation. Among the visitors present were: Dr. G. C. Kelley, First Methodist; Dr. P. T. Hale, Southside Baptist; Dr. B. D. Gray, First Baptist; Dr. S. M. Hosmer, presiding elder of Birmingham district, Methodist Episcopal church, south; Dr. John Barbour, South Highlands, Presby terian, and Capt. A. B. John at oh and At torneys F. S. White and L. C. Dickey were also/present. The following resolution was offered to the board by Rev. John Barbour: , To the Honorable Mayor and Board of Al dermen of the City of Birmingham— Gentlemen: The Pastors’ union of this city, at a meeting this afternoon, adopted the following resolution and petition, viz.: Resolved, That the Pastors’ union of this city heartily approve and indorse the efforts of the mayor to confine the sa loons within such limits as can be proper ly policed. We are unanimously of the oplonion that public safety, as well as the highest welfare of the city, financially, socially and morally, demand this rea sonable restriction of the liquor traffic, and in thus expressing ourselves we be lieve we voice the sentiments of a large majority of the order-loving citizens of our community. I We, therefore, respectfully petition our worthy and honorable board of aldermen, as the guardians ai\d trustees of thesp great Interests, to concur in the recom mendations of the mayor on this subject. D. B. GRAY, President. JOHN BARBOUR, Secretary. Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 30, 1895. Dr. B. G. Kelley urged the board to adopt the mayor’s recommendation. He cited the indorsement of the ministry and their constituency, and the approval of the police commission and the sheriff. The loss in revenue he considered a mat ter of minor importance when compared with the Injury which he deemed the sa loons Inflicted on the community. The other ministers present also spoke in favor of the recommendation. Dr. Ware read a resolution passed by the Baptist pastors' conference urging the board to accept the mayor’s recom mendation. Capt. A. B. Johnston spoke also in fa vor of it. Said he In that connection: "I want to call the attention of the board to one feature of this question that you probably have not thought of. It is this: There is a sentiment in the south that is easily aroused, and when once it is aroused it may do great harm. We saw this in the Hawes riot.. I begged young men in the office to stay away from the jail that night, but some of them would not heed me. Now if you don’t stop these injuries to the people you may arouse that feeling, and it may take a larger police force than you have at hand to successfully resist that power. If the question comes before me again, in the event that you give no relief. I don’t know that I would say a word. Men will not tolerate nuisances forever that terrorize their wives and menace their homes, and they may appeal to the high er power of their own wills and break up and burn the places if necessary. I don’t believe in local option or prohibi tion, and am not discussing the subject from that standpoint, because it has been my observation that prohibition does not prohibit. God gives man the full free road to go to hell if he deliberately de cides to do so, and since God gives him that right, why should not man do like wise? Give him his rights and liberties, but don’t give him the llcewee to injure other people, to invade my home with hts eViI—to frighten our women and children with his drunkenness. Liquor impels men to violence, and the outskirt dens, where the low drinking is carried on among a low class, should be confined within certain limits and properly po liced. So if a man. on the outskirts must have a drink, let him go down to First avenue if necessary.” Mr. Will Garrett, speaking as a police commissioner, said that the police force was not large enough to properly patrol the saloons as they now are, but he deemed the force sufficient to police the saloons confined within the territory em braced in the recommendation. Alderman Jones submitted a minority report indorsing the recommendation with an alteration which takes in four, saloons near the prescribed line. Attorney Frank S. White was granted the floor on-behalf of his clients. “I have quite a hard task,” said he, "this evening, just os I had the other af ternoon. I was arrayed against the mayor then before the committee and now I find before me a body of men for whom I have great love and respect—my friends of the ministerial cloth. But, gentlemen of the board, they labor under a misapprehension. They are fighting this question as an evil, as an evil peri se. Now, if that was the issue I don’t know but that I might be with you. I would be over there with the preacrers.”| Dr. Gray—That's where you ought to: be now. i "But, my friends,” said Captain White, "the question is whether it Is right and! Just to allow the sale of whisky on First: avenue and prohibit the sale on the out skirts. My friend, Capt. A. B. Johnston, spoke of the low class that frequents! these saloons. Why, to my idea if Jus tice, a drunken man on First avenue, bej he dressed in a swallow-tail coat and a silk hat. is Just as much of a beast as the( drunken beast in the outskirts. "Now. there's another question. Ten of these saloons are within a stone’s throw DING purchases of Eur our establishment SINNIGE’S * . • > .V. , W. B. KETTIG, President. W. J. MILNEU, Vloe-Presldent. H. K. MILNEK, Secretary and Treuurer. The Milner & Kettig Co., (Incorporated. Paid up capital, $125,000.00.) MACHINERY • AND • MINING • SUPPLIES. 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. of the arbitrary line drawn by the mayor. Won't It be just as easy for the police to watch the saloons across the alley? How does that strike you?" A voice—Not at all. There's no reason in it. “No reason in the statement that an officer can keep a saloon Just across an alley under surveillance? "Why. of course, he can. The mayor's recommendation is arbitrary." Mr. White addressed his speech to the hard ships that would fall on the saloon men and the loss of revenue to the city. Attorney L. C. Dickey followed with an earnest protest on behalf of his clients. The question was called for, but the mayor called Alderman Jones to the chair and spoke in favor of the recom mendation. Alderman Jones returned to his desk when the mayor had concluded and offer ed his minority report as a substitute for the question before the board. The mo tion was seconded by Alderman Jackson. Before it wont to the board Alderman McCartin spoke against the adoption of the minority report. He prefaced his re marks by stating that personally he would vote for prohibition, but deemed the adoption of the minority report an injustice to the saloon men. The following order of votes was taken from the board: Yeas—Mayor VanHoose, Aldermen Enslen, Jackson, Gillespie, Meade, Simms and Jones. Nays—Aldermen McCartin, McKnight, Ward, Harrington, Pearce and Parker. The resolution Is as follows: I move that we concur In the recom mendation of the mayor with the follow ing alterations: That the line be extend ed south on Thirteenth street to Alley A, thence south of said alley to Seventeenth street, thence south on Seventeenth street to Alley C, to east side of Twenty third street, thence north on Twenty third street to Alley A, thence up Alley A to Twenty-seventh street, thence north on Twenty-seventh street to north side of Second avenue, thence west on Second avenue to Twenty-sixth street, thence south to First alley, thence to Twenty sixth street, thence to mayor’s Itnes. Three months’ license will be given the saloons to get inside the territory. PERSONAL Mr. T. H. Aldrich Is In the city. Mr. Sam Black and sister, Miss Flora, are visiting In Cincinnati. Mrs. B. M. Starks has returned from a visit to her parents In Louisville. Chief Traveling Auditor Scott of the Southern railway was in the city yester day. Mr. H. P. Waugh, a popular young journalist of Knoxville, Tenn., returned home yesterday, after a delightful visit to relatives in this city. Mr. Telfair Hodgson, telegraph editor of the State Herald, who has been spend ing the holidays with relatives and friends in Mobile, returned yesterday. Mr. Harry L. Molloy, trainmaster of the Charleston and Savannah division of the Plant system, is the guest of his friend, Mr. J. B. Haylow, train dispatch er of the Louisville and Nashville. Calendars for 1896 are given free, or mailed free of postage by J. L. Chalifoux & Co. The calendar is ornamented with a beautiful cut of Jefferson county’s court house. Mr. Aubrey Harwell, who has been filling the position of telegraph editor on the State Herald during Mr. Telfair .Hodgson's visit to Mobile, returned to his post on the Mobile Herald yesterday. T. C. King, 2026 First avenue, has re ceived 1000 pairs Bannister shoes—Cor dovan, French calf, patent leathers and enamel leathers. Twenty different styles toes. B, C, D, E lasts; price $4.50 and $5. Same elsewhere $6 and $7. Nine thousand pairs other kinds of ladies’, men’s and children's, from 10 to 40 per cent reduc tion. See our Twentieth Century Jine. Florence Hotel Arrivals—J. C. Daniel, Athens; E. W. Hall, Texas; G. Marshall and wife, Nashville; G. W. Ellis, Poplar ville, Miss.; C. Linkenbach, St. Paul; W. P. Cooper, Nashville; F. B. Farris, Char lotte, N. C.; E. E. Tansil, Dresden, Tenn.; J. A. Rogers, Louisville; F. M. Drennen, city; Judson Davis, Speigner; John Rob ertson, Gcodkwater; R. M. Douglas, In gersoll; J. P. Baird, Nashville; C. B. Shepard, Boston; B. F. Freeman, Balti more; W. R. Burch, New York; B. F. Stollewick, city; Lyster Sandford, New York; J. J. Tranto and wife, New York, O. S. Nichols and wife, Syracuse, N. Y.; J. R. Brown, city; H. L. Wilhelm, Cin cinnati; W. F. Dowdell and wife, Coro na; S. J. Griffin, Corona; J. S. Queen, Ensley; C. H. Colvin, Ensley; William Scott, Nashville; F. M. Hendon, North Carolina; S. Levy, Meridian; C. H. Greer, J. W. Duke, city; J. B. Tuft, New York; J. N. Avant, Hickory Flat, Tenn.; F. A. Howard, Decatur; L. Forst, S. I. Rosen baum, Bessemer; R. S. Lewis, Shelby county; F. L. Bivlngs, city; J. N. Ross, eity;!J. A. Rogers, Louisville; C. S. Sims, Selma; W. W. Woodruff, Paune; George [ A. Reviere, Tuskaloosa; W. L. Monta gue, Milwaukee; B. H. Harday, Tuska loosa. The Daily State Herald, only $6 per annum, or 50 cents per month, for 1898. 12-25-iw opean and Domes for a critical exam DRUG AND _;___i... : ___ _ iiaaBiaanw.; 'iwmHiHMHMHHHi They Are Here! The 1896 Model of the COLUMBIA BICYCLE. Gives more genuine pleasure to its riders than any other, because it is the best. The Columbia is sold in Birmingham only by the. May & Thomas Hardware Co., '3 a... Call and get the 1896 Catalogue. FOREIGN AFFAIRS, A Syndicate Is Being Formed in Berlin and London to Take Up the New Bonds. London, Dec. 30.—The United Press has ascertained here thrtf a syndicate is be ing formed in Berlin and London to take up the proposed United States loan. The principal negotiations will proceed in Berlin for 4 per cent bonds, issued at about par. The London firms taking part in the syndicate include the promi nent American bankers here. It is doubt ful whether a public Issue will be made by the syndicate, all depending upon the view which President Cleveland may take about the issue price. The amount proposed to be taken is $200,000,000. A Spanish Version. Madrid, Dec. 30.—A dispatch to the 1m parclal from Havana, under today's date, says that the main irmy of the insur gents is retreating rapidly before the Spanish forces. Another Boundary Dispute. Oaxaca, Mex., Dec. 30.—A pitched bat tle occurred Wednesday between the in habitants of the towns of Hultzl and Sam Juan Del Estado, the outgrowth of a bitter feeling that has existed for some time between those places concerning their boundary lines. Four persons were killed and twenty Injured, many of the latter seriously. State troops were or dered to the scene of the rioting, and made many arrests. The Tennessee Law Is Void. New York, Dec. 30.—III the case of Ella Carey against Samuel Spencer, as receiv er, and others, tried before Judge Bart lett in Brooklyn, he has rendered a de cision holding that the law of the state of Tennessee, requiring conductors to compel colored persons to ride In an in ferior car, is voldj. The plaintiff bought a first-class ticket from New York to Knoxville. Tenn., and as she passed into the state of Tennessee about midnight she was compelled to leave the first-class car with her small children and ride in the “jimcrow car.” The judge awarded $500 damages, besides costa, against the defendants. A!1 the Furnaces Closed. New Cfistic, Pa., Dec, 30.—All the fur naces in this city are closed today as a result of the demands of the employes for increased pay on holidays and Sun days. The manufacturers claim that they cannot pay the increase demanded. Trusts Given a Hard Blow. St. Louis, Dec. 30.—In the circuit court at Ciayton today Judge Hlrzel overruled the demurrer of the National Lead com panv to the answer of the S. E. Grote ENTS. ti<* Novelties and iniVi ioit of* our* sto BRIC-A-BRAC Paint company of this city. Under this decision it will be impossible for any trust or combination to sue for money due on goods sold on credit in this state. Some of the brightest legal talent in the country appeared in the case. -1 When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria. When sho was a Child, she cried for Castoria. When sho became Miss, sho clung to Castoria. When sho had Children, sho gave them Castoria. Blank Books “ready-made” and “made to order.” Rob erts & Son, 1809 2d avenue. 12-22-8t _ Will Pay Twice a Month. Columbus. O., Dec. 30.—Late this after noon the Ohio mine operators adopted a resolution agreeing to pay their employes twice a month in cash, but refused to abolished the company stores. Our Method of Preparing the fancy food product Silver Churn Butterine is strictly in accordance with scientific principles. We use pure, sweet, animal fats in such combination as to make Silver Churn Butterine readily digestible, and easy cf assimilation. Our proces:--". are correct; our appliances thl most improved; our factory is a model of cleanliness. Prepared Solely By ARMOUR PACKING CO., Kansas City, U. S. A. Card Favors. 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