UNDER NEW KmEIT
O’Brien’s Will Be Opened to the
GRAMBS, THEISS & HARRIS
The New Lessees and All of Them Thorough
Business Men—List of Attractions
So Far Booked for the Sea
son of 1897-98.
The operatic season of 18*7-8 will soon be
upon us. As has been previously announced
O’Brien’s opera house has passed into the
ahnds of Messrs. Orambs, Theiss and Har
ris, who, by the lease, have assumed man
agement of the well known pleasure house.
Of the gentlemen above nam*d, Mr. Ben
B. Thicss is the# more experienced In the
theatrical business, having been assistant
to Manager O’Brien from the opening of
the house until It passed into the hands of
Dr. Charles Whelan. Mr. Theiss is widely
known in the theatrical world. Jovial,
clever and evfcr ready to please, he has by
uniform kindness made every one in this
city his friend. Mr. Theiss will have entire
charge of the stage and manage the house
in thorough and competent style.
Prof. FYvd L». Gramhs. the president of
the new company, is too well known in Blr- |
mingham, and Alabama too, for that mat- i
ter, for comment. As a professor of music, 1
be stands at the head of his profession in
the state. The fame of his orchestra has
gone beyond the confines of the state, and
the recent action of the Alabama Chautau
qua In tendering his orchestra a set of res
olutions fort he exquisite music rendered
at the assembly but recently adjourned,
speaks volumes. Prof. G iambs has for
many years furnished the music at O’Bri
en’s, and Is now In New York securing
new selections for the coming season. The
already large reyertoire of music, and the
orchestra itself, will bo greatly augmented
and the music for the coming season will
be pleasant to hear.
Mr. Will C. Harris, Jr., the secretary
treasurer of the company, is the well
known senior member of the firm of Har
ris & Williamson, electricians. While a
novice In theatricals, he is a thorough bus
iness man. and will look after the front of
the bouse. Mr. Harris is always pleasant
to meet, and to know' him is to like him.
Hie lias entered into the venture of the
atricals with a determination to aid his
associates in making a success of the un
dertaking. and the Age-Herald predicts
such for the firm.
Mr. John Perkins will be the head usher,
ami under him will l>e a corps of thorough
ly competent young nv-n.
The house will In* thoroughly v overhauled
before the opening of the season, one In
novation In particular being worthy of
special note. The parquet will be fittrd up
with a number of electrical fans, to be used
when the weather requires.
The season at O’Brien's will open August
20 with th:» Woodward-Warren company
in repertoire for one week. On the opening
night the house will be handsomely deco
rated and every attache in frtmt will be
in full dress.
In the booking for the season, so far
filled out, will be found some of the very
best attractions, including farce comedy,
musical comedy, tragedy, society drama,
melo-drama, minstrelsy and grand and
The datings are as follows:
August 30—Woodward-Warren company:
September 8—Hogan’s Alley.
September ft—Jas. B. Mackey.
September 11—Devil’s Auction (matinee).
September 22—A1 G. Field’s.
September 2o—The Widow’ Goldstein.
October 6—R. E. Graham.
October 12—Thos. W. Keene.
October 13—The girl from Paris.
October 15-4-ae: Stroke.
October 16—Lillian Lewfc (matin?e).
October«i£—Murray & Alack
October 21—Richard & Cringle’s Georgia
MJJistjPrts. * me x
October22-2—A Puritan Romance.
October 27—Secret Service.
October 28—Joe Hart.
October 28-2S-30—Jcc Hart.
Noverab<\r 2—Charley A. Gardner.
November 3— BeiM: Coote.
November 4—Kelly & Mason.
November 10—Ward* & Ypkvs.
November J.r>—Walker WJilu-sldes.
November 17—Fabfo Romani.
November 20—Wiltcn Lackeye.
November 2£—Baldtwin-Melville company;
December 2—Julia Marlowe.
December ti-7— Eugenie Iiiair.
December 1Sj—Tim Mlifpby.
December 10—De Wo*T Hopper.
December 18— My Friend From India.
December 20—Arnold Welles; one week.
December 22—Lewis Morrison. “Faust."
December 27— Robert Downing in “Da
December 28—Otla Skinner.
January 1—A Jolly Night.
January 4—tn Gay Nett'York.
January 7—Rolan;] Reed.
January 8—James O’Neill (matinee).
January Jj3-The Duzzler.
January 1?—Widow Jones.
January 13—Under the Red Robe.
January 14—Hcnshaw & Ten Broeck.
January 27—A Milk White Flag.
February 2—Primron? & West.
February 2—Contented Woman.
February 10-fcprisonar of Zenda.
February 11—Cherry Pickles.
February X4*-Denman Thompson.
February 16—StuaiH Robson.
February 23—Prodigal Father.
February 24—The Girl I Left Behind Me.
March 1—E. S. Willard.
March 2-3-4—Jaiws Young.
IN M3LAZE0F GLORY
Did the Racing Carnival Close at Dothan —
Artesian Water a Good Fire
Dothan. Ala. July SI.—(Special.)—To
day is the closing day of the carnival.
The crowds have constantly increased.
The trotting races yesterday were won
by Mr. Geo. Ward, of Abbeville. Many
other races, such as wheel-barrow, sack,
P' tato, three-1,gged, etc., have furnished
fun for the crowds. This has been a
great success for the first carnival. Do
than hope- to repeat this annually.
Bishop Turner will be here and preach
New stores and warehouses are build
ing, . prefciaratqfy to handling the fall
business. We received here last s ason
about 1.500 bales of cotton, and hope to
get even more tn. coming season. The
crops’In Dothan's territory are in fine
conditiofl, but later than last year—don’t
look for any cottoii on this market be
fore the 15th of August, or perhaps later.
The corn crop is noi a.s good as last year,
with probably a smaller acreage.
This being a year out of politics our
farmers have given more attention b■
their crops, ami with the present out
look, will be in better shape than they
have been for some lime.
- Dothan’s businerr, men ar= as pro. p-r
ous, perhaps, as any in the country. She
needs a few more manufacturing indus
tries; tn make her rank along with your
Prof. Smith relumed to Lagrange. Ga.,
yesterday for a few days. Fr f. Smith
is a teacher in the Lagrange college, and
lie and his wife are spending their vaca
tion at Mr. Long’s who is Mis. Smith's
Mr. Frank Bennett has a cep ted a posi
tion in [Columbia and will leave us next
Hon. .T. B. Ward, of Abbeville, Is In the
The air lift for the well machinery has
arrived and as soon as the expert comes
will he placed in position.
BINGHAM IS AT THE HELM
Duly Installed as Internal Rev
BOOKS IN GOOD CONDITION
Wednesday Will B; Dr. Hughes' fnitial Appear
ance as Postmaster—Identity
of His Assistant a
•Mr. Julian H. Bingham is collector of In
Major R. O Randall stepped Uo« n and
out yesterday afternoon
Internal Revenue Agent W. W. Colquitt,
of Atlanta, completed the work of exam
ining and checking up the books of Major
Randall shortly before 1 o’clock yester
day. He was well pleased with tii$ showing
made, and found that the books balanced
to a nicety.
At 4 o’clock, after the business hour of
the day, Mr. Bingham qualified and took
the oath in Clerk Trimble’s office. He
then repaired to the collector's office,
where the formal transfer was of author
ity was made. The transfer consisted
simply of the receipting for the contents of
the office by Mr. Bingham.
Major R. O. Randall retires with a most
serviceable- record as collector. He has
proven an efficient and paintaking officer.
Mr. Bingham is a young man of fine exec
utive ability and is well known* throughout
No changes havi? been announced, and,
for the present, the office force wj.ll re
main as under Major Randall. Messrs. R.
A. Randall, Z. T. Booth and W. A. Hooper
are the deputy collectors, besides whom
there are eight field-officers. At present
two special men are employed in addition. 1
Although the formal transfer was made !
at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Mr. Bing- ]
ham actually became collector at midnight ;
Hr. J. W. Hughes, the newly appointed
postmaster, will not assume charge of the
office today, as was at first contemplated.
Ho will take the reins about Wednesday.
Hr. Hughes’ bond was sent to Washing
ton. as stated before, and was readily ap
proved. President McKinldy, however, left
Washington before' Uie paper was present
ed to him, and it will have to be sent to
Hr. Hughes stated yesterday afternoon
that he had selected-his assistant, but was
not ready to divulge the name of the*
young man. He said, however, that he
was an excellent republican, but that was
The assistant will not take charge with
the doctor. Mr. Cruikshank will be re
tained until the now postmaster becomes
thoroughly acquainted with his duties.
Messrs. V. Lee Cowert and J. F. Glover
tendered their resignations as assistants to
the district attorney, to take effect today.
District (attorney Vaughan has not re
ceived from the department notification of
the appointm. nt of their successors. This
is expected daily, however, and the new
assistants will take charge as soon us their
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Notice to Shippers.
The freight offlee of the Ensley and Besse
mer divisions of the Birmingham Railway
and Electric company has been moved from
204 19th street to 1819 4th ave. The tele
phone number remains unchanged, 603.
ALBERT B. C’CLARY, Agent.
THE OLD STAND.-*-^ jj ABOUT FIVE WEEKS YET
For a Few Weeks Longer j Of: the : Great: Removal
. . ONLY . . j ; ^£pS3^SALEvs=s=^f«
OUR GENUINE REMOVAL SALE *
Is astounding the community. We can only tell partly of its great success. If you have not
been to it ask your next door neighbor, or the one around the corner, who can no doubt tell you
more about it than we can write of. We have just simply had each day more customers than we
could attend to. We have added some extra help and can get everyone served more rapidly.
The word has been given all aroun.l—“Everything must go before removal time.” You make
the price anu take the goods.
This is the way they go. Price cow
59c, 79c, 89c, 98:, $148
Former Price—85c, $1.00, $1,50, $1.75, $2.98
1000 yards Victor.a Lawns at
4 l-2c yard
1000 yards Checked NainBcok at
4 1-2c yard
24 pieces India Linens worth 1214c at
Extra'wide French Organdy, theE9 cent
Extra wide French Organdy, the 75 cents
Extra fine and sheer India Linen, the 25
cent kind at
1 SEp. Entire stock of 39 cents
Figured French Organdy
Reduced to 12 1-2 cents
The 20 and 25 cents kind.
<T *T “ - - - —
The 20c kind reduced to iOc
4f 9<^n P«rh 100 ‘-f00t °Pa<JUB
AT kCt ctll.ll. Window Shades,
rod tided from 75 cents.
«*,) | >, $,<
At 25c yard. French Challies.the
the 65c yard kind. Handsome patterns.
6 l-2c per Yard—
bleached (Jetton Flannel, the lOo kind.
4 3-4c per Yard
unbleached Cott>n Flannel, the 8c kind.
lOc per Yard—
bleached Cotton Flaunel, the 15c kind.
5c per Yard—
4-4 Bleached, Boft-finished Mnslin,with
out st rch or lime; the 7'/jC quality.
4 3-4c per Yard
Unbleached Muslin, the 8c kind.
10c per Yard—
4-4 genuine Lonsdale Cambric,12'/jc kind
Skirts and Suits.
Both in Woolens, Linens and Ducks.
We are supreme. Frices cut to suit the
Linen Skirts, $1; formerly $1.75.
l.lueu Skirts, $1.48; formerly $2.50.
Linen Skirts, fancy Btyles, $1.40; for
merly $2 75.
Woolen Skirts in black Brilliantines,
plaio aud fl ured, nnd checked Woolens,
at $1.39, $1.98, $2.48 and $2.98.
At TO 25 Ladies’ Navy Blue
ML t ■ • a u fj muck all-wool
Cloth Suits, former price $7.50.
BIG CUT ON ALL SUITS.'
-— --—*—- ■ i. i
AT 98 CENTS.
25 Smyrna Hugs, the $1.98 quality.
Black and white linod Goat Skin Hugs,
the $3 50 quality. Abon. 150 ol them left,
CHINA AND JAPANESE.
Now 10c, 1214c, 15c, 18o, 20c and 25c yard.
Were 15c, I80, 22%c, 25c, 35c, 50c yard.
Elegantly made. Extra widths and
lengths. Removal Sale pricn—
59c, 69c, 89c, 98c. $1 lO
Former price 98e, fl.2S, fl.5J, fl.G9, $2.25.
All Paper Patterns 5c
25c for 50c Sailors.
50c for $1.00 Sailors.
75c for $1.50 Sailors.
At $1.48, $1.98 and $2.48
Ea!anc8 of Trimmed Pattern Hals, for*
merly Bold al $4.50, $6.50 and )Q.
AT 98 CENTS.
26-Inch steel rod, close roller, Corolla
Twilled Silk, the fl.53 kind, ladies’ or
26-inch steel rod, close roller, genuino
Tate.t* Bilk, the $3.59 kiud, ladies’ or men
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Lawn Baby Caps, lQc
gLOVEMAN, JOSEPH & LOEB,g
Q THE BUSIEST STOKE IN BIRMINGHAM. O
□ ' IS USUALLY VERY INTERESTING HERE. W
1.1 Because it is the final opportunity to move goods that we don't wish to carry over. Price sacrifices will reign supreme in every department. Attrac- LJ
#K t'wns abound for those who want the greatest values of the season in Wearing Apparel and general Dress Goods. jRK
Q THIS WEEK’S SENSATION-HIGH CLASS NOVELTY SUITS (naie Vw.ES2.er ) FREE OF CHARGE. Q
fj FOR PARTICULARS READ THIS “AD” ELSEWHERE.__ Q
Tlie Talk of the Town are
New lot just receivod. Fit,
finish and qualities unsur
passed at the following pric
es: $5.83, $9.93 and $11 8S.
For going-.nvay time. The best
makes for the
Final Reduction in
pA Cents for a White Duck Skirt
v)t/ value $i.oo.
t*? Cents for a fancy colored, heavy
( O Duck Skirt, value £1.25.
AQ Cents for a Ai Linen Skirt, val
OK For a heavy corded Pique
(dliitJ Skirt, value $2.00.
Final Reduction in
Broken lots. All this season’s pur
chases. Every item a marvel of
cheapness, conststent with the high
character of the goods.
M Ladies’ Silk Shirt Waists
• of printed China, light or
dark ground, detachable linen collar.
You are looking for this. The follow
ing astonishing reduciions are made to
effect a quick, clean sweep.
HIGH SHO33—Mule by Utr * Dunn,
Dodu'e Brother! anti the Bostoa Shoe Co.
All high-class goods, Viol Kid, Patent
Leather tiopsd, wkre P, $3.50
and $1. Clearance Sals pr.oe
Ladie <’ Oxterd Ties in tan and blank,
made by tbe above manufacturers, were
$2.50, $3.00 and p 50. Cltoran- <M Cft
unco Sale price.(JlJb.vW
31jV“Sob Case Display in Entrance.
f^SA MID-SUMMER SENSATION !8&J
jfj MfinF Tfl flRFR - J ^ °Ur dressmaker, MRS. \V. H. McELWAlN, Any of
^w'jUlIu iVinUL IU unutn ■'Tj-t our high-rdass Novelty Suits, this season’s importation, inift
1 FREE OF CHARGE. .j_4^ latest weaves and colorings, including black, from $17.50 W?
hii and upwards. You buy one of the handsome Novelty Suits, S/j
furnishing the findings, Mrs. McElwai.n will make the suit. Good for this week. 1$
Clearance Sale of Our Entire
Ladies’ Wash Suits.
Including the newest in Linen, Duck
and Pique Suits. Any particular
su’t you want is sure to by in stock,
provided you come soon enough.
Department Second Floor, front.
T-, t A ORE AT
i arasols. markdown
Your choice of r.ny Purasol in stook at
one-hull of w nt they nro marke-i.
(iO Cents. Your choice of 25 d if
t'Q ferent styles of beautifully fig
ured Lawn Shirt Waists. They were
formerly $1.25 and $1.50.
L*A Cents. Ladies’ Home Wrap
Ut/ pers of light Percale, lined
waist, full width and length perfect
AO Cents. Ladies’ Home Wrap
t/O pers of fine qaality Percale,
choice designs, yoke rulile, tight fit
Bargains in every department
Sale of Corsets.
A Q Cpnts. An excellent ventilated
“1:0 Corset tor only 4S cents. Per
fect in shape, splendid wearing To
be had in ail sizes—worth 75 cents.
Wind-up Sale of
At prioe3 worth double in
every instance- Second floor.
A Bicycle Ecli pse
All other Bicye'e values eclipsed bv our
FAMOUS “CLIFTON.” P ice fd9.98.
BeHt Morgau & Wright Tir -s.Oarford Sad
d cs, iully guaranteed lor 12 monlbs.
FOR MONDAY AND 1 OESDAY.
Thc3e nro price reductions that count on
articles you constantly need.
12 All linen rtamrsk
1 UUI. Huck Tow-Is, hem
me?, ready for uso, fancy borders, 18.30.
l/tr1 All linen Huck Towels in
1 A Writ. <!• attractive blue and red
border , extra large, 22x42.
A31.. All linen bleached Table
Jrcliu.. ne.,v patterns,
72 inches wide, excellent vuluo.
ftQlr1 About fifty ixeellent
vvr,ite Bed Spreads, hem
med ready for use, full 10-4 sire, attractive
Id,,.. 35 yards good soft-finished
a ui ipi. i.ei a'nslin, unbleooh
od, good width, 30 yards for yi.
Of Interest to
Prices of Japnase nud China MttVngs
are coing up. They hrve advanced from 5
to 10; yard. We oiler o ir entire line of
^aititfge at the former LOW PRICE.
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