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HEADQUARTERS TOR HATS. AEW EALL SHAPES. S/14135 531*2 PENNSYLVANIA r HAT COMPANY 111 NORTH TWENTIETH ST. IRA L ARMSTRONG, Mgr EPWORTH LEAGUE III INFERENCE Twenty-first Quarterly Meeting Will be Held at Owenton College—Programme, The twenty-first quarterly conference of the Birmingham District Epworth League ■will be held today at the North Alabama Conference College at Owenton, and a large attendance Is expected. There will be three sessions, morning aft ernoon and evening, and interesting pro grammes have been arranged, as follows: Morning Session, 10 a. in. Opening—Devotional services, by Rev. George Stoves, Huffman. • The Ideal Man," Dr. J. P. McFerrin, First church. Duet, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Myers. "The Southern League Conference at At lanta, Ga.; Its Purposes and Results,’’ by Dr. G. W. Read, Bessemer, Ala. "The Tri-State League (Alabama, Missis sippi and Louisiana), at Biloxi, Miss.; Its Purposes and Results,” by Prof. W. P. Stott, N. A. C. College. Solo, by little Miss Cecil Myers, Twenty first Avenue church. General Discussion. Miscellaneous. Collection. :f4L»8S3!i! Benediction. Afternoon Session, 2 p. m. Devotional Services—By Rev. J. W. Aiken Of Sunnyslde. “The Reading Course of 1900 and 1901, and How to Use It"—By Rev. E. H. Haw kins, East Lake, Ala. "The Demand of the District for Church Local Mission Work” — By Mrs. L. C. Branscomb. "An Appeal for Catechism Instruction as a Basis for Bible Study”—Prof. H. A. Smiley, Bessemer, Ala. Solo—By Miss Maude Bumgardner, Jones boro. "The Boys’ Industrial School"—By Mrs. Gen. R. D. Johnston, Birmingham. Discussion, t Miscellaneous, j Collection. i Benediction. Evening Session, 7:30 p. m. Devotional Services — By Rev. H. E. Wheeler, West End. Music—Bessemer Male Quartette. Address—"The Regulation of the Sale and Disposition of Liquors by the Dispensary" By Hon. James E. Webb, Esq., Birming ham. THE DEDICATION Of the Third Baptist Church Post poned ' The dedication of the Third Baptist Church, commonly called the Fountain Heights Baptist Church, has been post poned until next Sunday afternoon, October 1. The rain of last Sunday necessitated •dills postponement. CASTORIA. Bean the The Kind You Haw Always Bought *r G&srfMz&i _ The Latest Thing I In Mantels are always to be seen on our display floor. Our connection with the largest Mantel factory in the country enables us to knock out all competition. S/8.30 COMPLETE WITHTILE^ GRATE MABERRY HARDWARE GO., IB21-23 FIRST AVB. Hardware. Sash, Doors, minds. Lime, Cement, Plaster, Hair, Wagons, Car rlasres, Buprg'lGs, HarnGSSj Paints, Oils, Class, Blcyles, Sporting. Etc., Etc. USTTelephones, 327-047, THE MAIN SEWER FOR THE COUNTY Ably Discussed With the Board of Revenue, MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH Of Jefferson County's Total Valuation of $40,000,000, Fully $30,000, 000 in the Precincts Di rectly Affected It is believed that the Board of Revenue will make an appropriation of $1000 for a preliminary survey of the main sewer for Jefferson County. The board now has the matter under advisement and will make known its decision this morning. The committee raised by a mass meeting September 26 to take up the question of building a big sanitary sewer to run from East Lake to Bullard’s Shoals, below Bes semer, went before the Board of Revenue yesterday aftemooon and formally request ed an appropriation of $1000 to be expended in making a preliminary survey of the sewer. Rufus N. Rhodes, acting chairman of the committee, was principal spokesman for the committee. He set out the purposes of the committee and the necessity for the sewer. He said that the only question to be considered in connection with the build ing of the sewer was its importance; that it was necessary for the maintaining of good health in the valley from East Lake to Bessemer he did not think any one would doubt. Question of Life and Death E. J. Smyer, chairman of the committee, who Joined the other members of the com mittee in the office of the Board of Reve nue, followed Mr. Rhodes in advocating an appropriation for a temporary survey. He stated that the tax books would show that of the total assessed valuations in Jeffer son County, about $40,000,000, over $30,000,000 of the property was located in the pre cincts to be connected with the main sewer. He said that it was not a question of appreciation in property values, but of life and death to the people of Jefferson County. He said if the population of the county continues to increase as rapidly as it has in the past four years, that within ten years more than a quarter of a million people will have their homes in the coun ty, the bulk of whom will live in the val ley to be drained by the sewer. These peo ple, he said, must have a sewer to carry the sewage beyond the populous section. He said that if an epidemic was to break out in the county it would be brought to Birmingham, and that if one were to break out in Birmingham outside communication would be cut off from every farm In the county. Suburban Needs Mayor Burruss of Woodlawn said that it was a fact that Birmingham had no place to dump its seWage, that its means would permit it to reach, and that Woodlawn and Avondale had no outlet at all. He referred to the suits that have been filed in courts against Birmingham on account of the sew age now being dumped into Valley Creek, a few miles below the city and said they would continue to be filled until the sewage was carried beyond the populous sections. T. H. Moiton, J. R. Gillespie, Mayor Dren nen and Major F. Y. Anderson of the com mittee urge5 upon the board the importance of the proposed sewer. President Tarrant of the Board of Rev enue stated that the board would take the matter up at the earliest possible moment, and that it would be given the most careful and thorough consideration. The board, he said, could not act at that time; but it would do so Tuesday and the com mittee would likely be given an answer by noon. Mr. Crook of the Board of Revenue said he was as heartily in favor of the construc tion of the sewer as any man in Jefferson County. He said the board had asked for a report from Board of Health, and expect ed to have that by this morning when in telligent action on the request of the com mittee could be taken. Mr. Laird of the Board of Revenue spoke favorably to the building of the sewer, as did Mr. McGeever, also a member of the board. While the Board of Revenue did not act on the request for an appropriation yester day afternoon, those who were present a.t the meetings of the board and the com mittee left under the impression that the appropriation would be made today. City Engineer Julian Kendrick was pres ent at the meeting of the board and the committee and gave valuable information concerning the proposed sewer. He has made rough estimates of the cost of a pre liminary survey of th/route of the proposed sewer, which he was sure would not exceed $1000. There will be another meeting of the com mittee soon after the Board of Revenue act* for an appropriation for the preliminary survey. No definite time has been fixed for the meeting, but It will be subject to the call of the chairman. \ Not 80 Optimistic Berlin, October 8.—The somewhat optimis tic view of the Chinese situation, which pre vailed in Germany last week, has been un favorably affected by the report that Chi nese court has resolved to settle permanent ly at Slngan Fu, capital of the province of Shen Si. Tills, the Berliner Tageblatt re gard.-: as "Indisputable evidence that the Chinese are as antl-foreign as ever.” "The failure of the court to return to Pekin,” It says, "makes a farce of the pro posed peace negotiations, inasmuch as the Chinese government could annul the whole proccedure at any moment by revoking the credentials of Prince Ching and LI Hung Chang.” Without claiming any official authority for Its attitude, the Tageblatt comments fa vorably upon a proposal to declare Emperor Kwang Su deposed. Driver Injured Lexington, Ky., October 8.—James J. Galcomb, the noted driver employed by Thomas W. Lawson, while working out First Love today, collided with Fraaik Creamer. In the fall which resulted the muscles In his side were torn loose and a hemorrhage from the lungs resulted. His Injuries are serious. LIVING AND DEAD AND THE MYSTERY The Avondale Park Suicide. Proba ble Identity of Dead Man. Re • markable Personal Likeness THE DEAD, The identity of the young man who was found in Avondale park Saturday after noon in a dying condition from the effects of an overdose of morphine has been es tablished, or it is believed that it has. The body, which has been at the Warner Smiley Company’s place since Saturday night, was seen late yesterday afternoon by W. C. Leggett, a clerk in the Alabama Great Southern freight office, who recog nized it as that of an old schoolmate of his, J. Ernest Barbour by name. Prior to that, however, telegrams had been received from J. Iv. Barbour of Thom asvllle, Ala., stating that, judging from the description published in the Age-Her ald of Sunday, he believed the dead man was his son. The telegram whs addressed to Dr. J. H. Banks or J. S. Marshall, and requested them to call at the undertaker’s and look at the body. The messenger could not find either Dr. Banks or Mr. Marshall, but left the telegram at Warner Smlley’s. Later a request came for a more definite statement of the clothes worn by the dead man and for other marks that would confirm the belief that he was Eu gene Barbour. These were furnished, and in a few minutes 9. telegram came announc ing that J. F. Barbour would arrive in Birmingham this-morning to see for him self if the dead man was his son. A special from Thomasville to the Age Herald last night stated that Mr. and Mrs. Barbour had left there for Birming ham. They will come over the Southern Road, arriving here at 5:30 o’clock this morning. One of the telegrams from J. F. Bar bour yesterday stated that when his son left Thomasville he wore patent leather shoes, made by the Brown Shoe Company of St. Louis.' The shoes that the dead man wore were of that make and kind. The special to the Age-Herald states that when Ernest Barbour was last heard from he was at Drysdale’s restaurant In Selma. The dead man when found had an envelope with “Drysdale’s Restaurant" stamped on it. The Age-Herald received the following dispatch from its Thomasville correspond ent last night: • l liu story from Thomanville Thomasville, October 8.—(Special.)—From description of the body and clothing it Is supposed that J. E. Barbour of this place Is the person who committed suicide in Birm ingham Saturday. He was a young man of about 26 years of age, well liked and stood well in this city. He was employed as sales man with the Thomasville Mercantile Com pany, and left here Thursday morplng at 9 o'clock, purchasing a ticket to Sunny South, a small station eight miles north of Thom asvtlle. Since then he was heard from only once, and then from Drysdale's restaurant at Selma. He served In the Ninth Regiment, United States Infantry, during the Spanish-Amer lcan war, took part in the battle of San tiago and was honorably discharged at Montauk Point after the end of the war on account of Injury to his health sustained in the Cuban campaign. Ills father, J. F. Barbour, resides at this place, and is a traveling salesman for the Lycoming Pants Company of Williamsport, Pa. His many friends here mourn his sad fate, and still hope it may prove to be some one else. His father and mother leave tonight for Birmingham to Identify the body. There is no known cause for his action. Wasn’t Welburn As stated In The Age-Herald yesterday, several persons who saw the body Sunday, among them being officer Langston, identi ! THE HOME OF GUT PRICES. ' High Prices Now Sparring lor Wind The referee calls ‘‘Time," and Low Prices with the word— 1 “NORTON"—stamped upon its back, jumps quickly to the center of the arena, ready for the fray with renewed vigor and energy. THIRD ROUND. High Prices are making a foot race of it, but Cut-Price Norton Is close upon their heels, punching right and left, but always above the belt. How is this for a hard jab on the jaw? Laxative Bi’omo Quinine. 15c Simmon’s Liver Medicine. 15c Thedford’s Black Draught 15c Cone’s Family Medicine.. 19c Grove’s Chill Tonic.35c Hall’s Catarrh Cui-e.60c E. B. NORTON THE GENUINE CUTTER. Second A7 nuo and Twentieth Street (Continued on P jje 8.) TIIE LIVING. fled it as Jim Wilburn, a young man whose people live at Bankston, Ala. Others who saw the body said it was a young operator named Welburn, w ho works at the Western Union Telegraph office in this city. Wel burn, however, reported for duty yester day* morning, but the resemblance between him and the dead man was so great that one might easily be taken for the other. As the accompanying cuts show, it would be a hard matter to tell them apart if the two had been seen together in life. There were a great many inquiries at the Western Union office for Welburn yesterday by friends who had read the article in The Age-Iierald and by some wrho had also seen the body at the undertakers’. They were much relieved when informed that he was not only alive, but was then at work in the office. Death's Mystery The mystery surrounding Barbour's death has not yet been solved, and the probabili ties are that it never will be. He was found in Avondale park Saturday afternoon in a stupor, from w'hich he never recovered. An opiate had been administered to him; about that there w'as no question, but whether by his own hands or by the hands of some one else is unknown. There are evidences that he was not alone, and one person stated to J. B. Marshall, detective, yesterday that he saw a man and a woman near the top of the hill in Avondale park Saturday about noon. They w'ere at that time sitting on a log, the man resting ~.s head in the woman’s lap. The man who saw them—Mr. Marshall did not ascertain his name—says he watched them for sev eral minutes, thinking that he knew the man, but on finding that he did not, went away. Barbour was seen alone In Spring street, Avondale, about noon Saturday—probably a few minutes before 12 o'clock or probably a few minutes after that hour. He was not seen, so far as known, with any one else Saturday, unless he was the man with the woman In the park. Opinion is divided between the murder theory and the suicide theory. Coroner Paris says he is confident that It was mur der, while there are others who believe It was suicide. So far no clew has been dis covered upon which to work out the the ory of murder. A cleared space of ground several feet in diameter thirty or forty feet up the hillside from where the body was found bore evidence of a number of persons hav ing been seated there, and the presence of a number of tracks also leads to the be lief that Barbour was not alone and that his death was not the result of a self-ad ministered opiate. Mr. Welburn and His Other Self J. A. Wellburn, the well-known operator in the Western Union Telegraph office, re sides at 416 Twenty-first street, and Is mar ried. He was born at Bankston, Fayette County, Alabama, where his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Wellburn, still reside. His mother being in feeble health, he was alarmed lest she would hear that the dead man was h'er son. He was a telegraph operator in Savannah and in Ma con, Ga., but has spent most of his life in Birmingham, where his excellent character and genuine worthiness have won him a great many friends. "I called with a friend to see the dead body at the Warner-Smiley place, and as we looked at the face my friend said at once: " 'Wellburn, he is remarkably like you.' " 'Yes,' I said, ‘there is no doubt about that.’ "The only really noticeable difference be tween the dead man and myself is that the front line of his hair is higher up than the line of my hair. Singularly enough, he is also remarkably like another operator In town—Jlr. Hewlett of the Postal Telegraph ofiice.” "Didn't you feel queer when you heard you were dead?" "Well, it did sound rather startling, 1 didn't know the dead man—never saw him alive that I am aware of." r ibhcK Ei.tj.tiT Two Workmen Engage in a Hand to Hand Struggle Chattanooga, Tenn., October S.—A fierce hand to hand fight occurred In the South ern Saddlery Works in this city this morn i ing between two workmen. Prince Beau, ! colored, used a knife, stabbing liobert VVi ! ley, white, in several places seriously. Wi I ley secured a pistol from the office and i shot and killed Beau. Wiley is under ur resl. Hirsch’s Grand Opening. • Open tonight, 8 to 10 o’clock. Wanted—Carpenters to take off old shingles and put on 200,000 new ones on houses at Mary Lee Mines. Address, stating price for work per thousand and length of time work can be done in. Jeffer son Coal & Railway Co , Lewis burg, Ala. ITS ONLY 23 DAYS TILL STATE FAIR Extraordinary Demand for Ma chinery Power. A REMARKABLE SHOW SURE Colonel Falkner Now Certain That tlie Fair Will be a Great Success All Buildings Will be Com* pleted This Week Twenty-three days till the State (air. Secretary John W. O'Neill o£ the Ala bama Fair Association stated last night that more applications for machinery power had been made than the buildings and boilers could accommodate. There will be exhibits of all kinds of ma chinery made and sold in this district, and nearly all of the local manufacturing plants have applied tor space in which to exhibit their products. Among the local manufacturers that will have exhibits at the fair are the Continental Gin Company, which will have a complete gin plant; tlie Blakeslee Company, the Avondale Stove and Foundry Company, the Ensley Mill ing Company, and others. Secretary K. A. Bishop of the Alabama Live Stock Association writes that he will co-operate with the Fair Association in ev ery way possible to make the fair a com plete success. All of the buildings will have been com pleted by lhe end of this week, and the placing of exhibits will be well under way by the first of next week. Applications for privileges are coming In rapidly, and all available space will havo been let out before the fair opens. The advertising lithographs have been re ceived, and bill posters will be started out over the Stat<e within the next day or two. President Falkner came up from Mont gomery last night, and will be in the city until tomorrow night or Thursday. He speaks reliantly of the outlook for a suc cessful fair. Hey says that he feels more encouraged each day, and now has no doubt of the complete success of the fair. On his arrival in Birmingham last night he received the following telegram from General Freight Agent Compton of the Louisville and Nashville road: “Col. J. M. Falkner, Birmingham. Ala.: “Regard to rates on exhibition for Ala bama State Fair to be held in Birmingham November 1-10, it has been agreed to transport shipments to Birmingham at full tariff rates, and ' that same be returned from Birmingham to original point of orig inal shipment by same route free, provided certificate of official of State Fair is pre sented and surrendered, showing same have not changed ownership, and original expense bill indicating billing on which shipments moved to Birmingham to be also surrendered.” As has been heretofore stated in the Age Herald, Traffic Manager Graham informed Colonel Falkner several days ago that no charge whatever would be made on min eral shipments intended for exhibition at the State Fair. BESSEMER Day’s Doings in the Marvel City-Items of Interest Bessemer,. October 8. — (Special.) — Amos Bertram, aged 16, died yesterday at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Charles Stain. In Nineteenth street, near the big pipe works. The cause of death was congestion of the brain. The interment took place this afternoon In Union cemeterly. William F. Nolan, chief of the Fire De partment, left today for Charleston, S. C., to attend the annual convention of Are chiefs. Mr. Herman L. Bains Is able to be at his business again after a serious Illness of fever. I. H. Bailey of the Bessemer cornice works left today for Columbus, Miss., to be gone until Friday. Alex Dallas, manager of the Steiner prop erties, remains quite ill at his rooms In the Steiner block. Mrs. A. E. Smiley, wife of Professor Smiley, formerly principal of the Jonesboro Academy, has been critically 111 for sev eral days. She is slightly better today. - , ■ - ■ = COAL I FROM 2.50 TO 3.50 PER TON. Birmingham Ice Factoru, W. J. RUSHTCN, Manager. _Wi PHOHE 1030. PURE “MTffttTS'" " PALATABLE PURCHASABLE Murray Kill Club Whiskey ASK YOUR DEALER. JOS. A. MAGNUS & CO. CINCINNATI, 0. THE LARGEST SUPPLY OF SCHOOL GOODS! and the price as low as those who claim to sell as an adver tisement . SMITH & MONTGOMERY BOOK & STATIONERY CO. A GRAND DISPLAY Children’s Headgear. The most extensive and compre hensive stock over brought to this state, embracing all the latest and best novelties in Yacht and Golf Caps, Tam O’Shanters, Etc, BOYS’ GOLF CAPS—19c 23c 45c BOYS’ YACI1T CAPS—23c 45c BOYS' GOLF YACHT CAPS—In Mixtues with fancy trimming, 45c 69c 75c BOYS’ DEBYS—In black and brown, $1.25. BOYS’ FANCY ALPINES and Golf Shapes, soft hats, in all colors and nicely trimmed, 95c $1-25 MEN’S HATS—Our Hat Department is showing everything that's right in men's wear. STIFF HATS—In correct blocks and colors, start at 75c. FEDORAS, GOLF SOFT HATS and CRUSHERS, in simply everything that's wanted, 75c to$4,00. J. L, CHALIFOUX & CO. PIONEERS IN LOW PRICE8. 1825-27-29-31 First Avenue, BIRMINGHAM, ALA. G. A. MOUNTJOY, ATTORNEY tf COUNSELLOR AT LAW ! ■— 140 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, Prompt attention given to all legal busi-f nesa. Excelsior Steam Laundry EXQUISITE WORK. George A. Bllnn d? Son, 1607 Second Avenue. 'Phone 222. FERTILIZERS^^ ting soil, plant food, and everything to fix your yard up in fine shape, God/ den's Seed Store, 2024 Second avenue. JEFFERSON THEATRE. TUESDAY, OCTOBER O. “The Greatest of Dramatic Triumphs." CHARLES FROM MAN I> I> V o t,- VTfl WILLIAM GILLETTE’S NEW FOUR-ACT DRAMA SHERLOCK HOLMES With all scenery and effects exactly as in its run of 30 weeks in New York City last season. “Greatest of Gillette’*Triumphs. A distinct advance in the dramatic art of the same author’s ‘Secret Service.’ Most impressive performaaco 1 have ever seen.’’—Clement Scott in N. Y. Herald. Regular price* Seats on sale Saturday morning. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 117 Charles Dickson And bis Company present The Successful Comedy— “Mistakes Will Happen” Regular Prioes—35o, 50c, 75c, SI. Seats on sale Tuesday morning.