The "Local News" column from the November 5, 1890 edition of the ''The Weekly Age-Herald'', published in Birmingham, Alabama, made available through the Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections.
The hotels have been overcrowded during the fair, and cots have been resorted to.
Last week Birmingham entertained the confederate veterans, the sheriff's association and the fair visitors and did it well.
A. Hansell and E. Broneger had a row in a First avenue saloon in which Broneger was badly used up. Hansell was arrested.
The voters of the city nearly all registered for the primary election.
The Monogram club gave an elegant german on the 28th.
The Komos club gave a large theater party to see Mantell last week.
The Young Men's Hebrew association celebrated their third anniversary on the 28th.
Governor-elect Jones spent two days in Birmingham last week.
The stockholders of the Bessemer Street Railway company held a meeting at the Berney national bank and elected Robert Jemison president and a full board of directors. A new company has succeeded the old one.
Gen. Cadmus Wilcox made an eloquent speech to the confederate veterans.
Two little negro boys, 8 and 9 years old, stole several watches from a jewelry store and broke them up. Only one was caught.
The night balloon ascension from the fair grounds did not take place. Wind was too high.
The scores at the fair last week show that there are a half dozen experts with the shot gun in Birmingham.
The drill of the Howard college cadets at the fair was fine, and was highly complimented.
There was a boat race at Lakeview Sunday evening.
Mr. L. A. Weaver was married to Miss Carleen Aby at Avondale on the 27th.
Gerson Cohen was married to Miss Rose Spanier Sunday.
Forty arrests were made by the police Saturday night and Sunday.
The fat woman at the fair was a negress from Columbus, Ga.
Mr. Anthony Robinson, formerly of the press of this city, was one of the attendants at the Robbins-Alexander wedding at Faunsdale last week.
Rat Row in the Southside has been torn down to make room for a block of new buildings.
The Bessemer and Powderly dummy now starts in front of the Florence instead of a block below.
The political orators will now rest their voices for two years.
The government building is about ready for the second story.
Twentieth street, between Third and Fourth avenues, is being paved on the west side.
Mr. Sharp of the Chrisitan church will preach a series of sermons to railroad men.
Governor-to-be Jones had to sleep on a cot one night during the fair.
There are ninety-eight saloons in Birmingham and only half that many churches.
There are 203 lawyers and 125 preachers and eighty-seven doctors in Birmingham.
The dago fruit sellers have been required to give up part of the sidewalks to the citizens.
The celebrated setter dog case resulted in a verdict for $107.67
A caboose in the Louisville and Nashville yards caught fire last week and called out the department, but no harm was done.
A negro woman named Williams shot and killed her husband at Bradford mines last week.
Special Inspector Speer was here last week from a trip to arrest a young man named Key, of Marshall county, for robbing the mails.
T. F. Strickland and Miss Laura Tout were married on the 30th.
Real estate sales were decidedly more active this week than for a month.
The principal suits in the courts are for damages, against the railroads.
The sheriffs of the state enjoyed their meeting last week very highly.
R. E. Sanders, who was injured in the Kansas City wreck near this city, died at the Caldwell Friday.
A North Birmingham dummy was knocked off the track at the Henderson Steel works, but no one was injured.
W. J. Lacey claims to have hauled the first brick used in Birmingham, and the first slag used in making streets.
Paul Barnet has resigned as secretary of the East Birmingham company, and Superintendent Heineke has assumed the duties.
The confederate veterans were here in force on veteran day, and there were happy renewals of friendship.
The trenches are ready for the foundations of the new Methodist church.
The mother of L. T. Bradfield died at her home in Uniontown last week.
The residence of Professor Judge, on Eighth street and First Avenue was burned Sunday morning. The loss on building and furniture was about $2000.
Farmer McLendon made a big reputation last year at the fair and added to it this.
Receipts for the charity hospital are very satisfactory now, but more is needed.
Mrs. Frame, the woman preacher, is drawing crowds.