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CHARLES H END LEY. EDITOR
TEillVIS TO SUBSCRIBERS.
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SATURDAY. MARCH 23rd 18S9.
BUSINESS NO TICE.
Preparatory to important changes j
to be made in the Gazette all ac-1
counts must be settled in the next
thirty days,
We mean business. If we owe you
present your account, and if you owe
the Gazette please settle the bill
when it is presented. Prepare to
pay when the bill reaches you, with
in the next 30 days.
We pay as we go, and it is neces
sary that our kind patrous with
whom we have been very lenient
should pay up now l»n
The country is ripe for a political
change in the Sunny South.
President Harrison moves eau
tiouslv.
Mayor Mastin comes before the
people for re-election with a long re
cord of faithful and untiring ser
vice.
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Mr. Fortune says in the N. Y.
Age.
‘•The number of applicants for the
position of Recorder of Deeds for the
District of Columbia under the Har
rison Administra1 ion are as thick as
musquitoes on the New Jersey coast.
Applicants for the Liberian and
Haytian Missions are not quite so
numerous, but sufficiently so to give
Secretary B'aine a pain iu his head
when he comes to consider the mat
ter.”
If the Haytian mission is filled
with any otfce- than a colored ap
poitee, as has been hinted, Secretary
Blaine will furnish the Democrats a
big sledge hammer for effective poli
tical purpose.
What We Expect.
Under the above head the Indian
apolis (Ind.,) Freeman speaks edi
torially as follows; "
The conduct of the incoming ad
nrnistration will be wa ched with
more than usual interest by all cla
sses of oeople on account of the im
mense number and the vast impor
tance of the question it will be called
upon to solve. Chief among the re*
suits which *ts victory will be expec
ted to secure are:
1. An equal and exact enforce
ment of all laws regardless of sec
tion .
2. An li nest ballot and a fair
count.
3. Maintenanace of the civil ser
vice doctrine.
4. Reductien of the tariff without
destroying the protection principle,
and insuring prosperity to both capi
tal and labor.
5. National aid to education.
6 Just recognition of the Negro in
the matter of appob tment to office.
These things were promised dur
ing the campaign, and on the 6th of
November the colored men and bis
white brother entered into a solemn
compact with the Republican party
that if the goods named in the bill
be delivered; if the reigns of the
government be placed in the latter’s
hands. With the President and both
branches of Congress there can be no
excuse for nonfulfillment of pledges.
Cut this list out and keep it for re
ference. In such proporti n as these
promises become performances will
this administration be a success”_
England Pleased With Lincoln.
London, March 28.—The St. James
Gazette commenting on the appoint
ment of Robert T. Lincoln as American
minister to England, says: “It is certain
that Mr. Lincoln will be popular.”
Irishmen ®elia:hted.
Dobbin, March 28 -The Freeman’s
Journal sajs: “The appointment of Mr.
Patrick Egan as American minister to
Chili will keenly delight Irishmen. It |
is a comment on the policy toward Ire
g|ff—nin— i"r —
NEWS and SENTIMENT.
(From Colored Exchanges.)
John Kent of Magnolia, Mississip
pi, is eighty years old and has never
had a tooth.
Indianapolis has twenty three col
ored churches, iuclud ng all denomi->
nations.
Houston, Texas has a colored
infirmary.
The estab’ishment of a colored
press bureau is being discussed by
the colored papers of the country.
Chicago has eleven colored men
on the police force, Mr. Charles
Battle being the latest appoint
ment.
The Home for “Aged Colored
Women in Boston has been bet
queathed 85,000 by the late Miss
Abby W. May.
The Colored people of the South
have colleges, universities and semi
naries that are woi th over $2,000,
000.
Rust University, Holly Springs,
Miss , has 289 students in attendance.
The imperative cry is for a new
building.
The Junior Excelsiors, a Wash®
ingtou social organization are prepar
ing to erect a hall for concert and as
semb'y purposes.
In the hut of Adam Beck, a col
ored miser in Atlanta, Ga., was
found after his death $12,000. Law
yers are looking for his heirs.
The only colored man on Genl.
Beaver's staff in the inauguration
was Mr. R D. Ruffin, president of
the Eagle Republican club of
Georgetown, D.C.
The trial of Robert Logan, < f
Washington for the murder of his
’■rife resulted in a conviction of man -
slaughter Mr. M. Hoi and and E.
M, Hewlett were his counsel.
The color d people of Mokomo,
Ind., had a mock inauguration of
President Harrison and yet some
people say the Negro is not original.
The six walking races at San Fran
cisco was won by Frank Hart (Col
ored) who scored 525 miles. The
gate receipts amounted to $25,000 of
which Hart wi 1 get 60 per cent, or
$15,000.
In Charles on, S. C., there are over
nine hundred colored tax payers on
the municipal books, who pay nearly
fifteen thousand dollars taxes on real
and personal property assessed at
$790,485. This is exclusive of col
ored people who own rc-al estate just
outside of ihe city bouudary line,
numbering at least 5,000.
Dr. J. C. Mansifree, a recent co'K
ored graduate of the Chicago Home
opathic College, ranked at the head
of his class of seventyAwo members.
The executor* of Mrs. Teagle, the
rich West Chester colored woman,
object to paying $800 for h r burial
casket, etc., Undertaker Smith will
sue. His bill in ali in $1200. — Phil
adelphia Sentinel.
In IS icodemus, Kas , the colored
people coutrol the municipal elec
tions. have a dry goods house, a drug
store and several other business
houses The city treasurer is a col
ored man.—Gate City Press.
In the classical city of Weimar a
Negro married the daughter of the
court preacher. The Wedding was
honored by the presence of Ilis Roy
al Highness Grang Duke Alexander
and all the aristocratic people of that
modern Athens.—Berlin letter in
Washington Press.
A Colored Exposition, under the
auspices of the Ladies’ Quaker City
Association will be held in Horticul
tural Hall. Philadephia, from May
12th to 18th 1889. The object of
the exposition is to bring out the
mechanical skill and ingenuity of
the Negro.
The Timaru Mail noted the fe-ap
pearance of the Fisk Jubilee Singers
at that place in the course #f their
New Zealand tour in January. Their
inten ions were announced to visit
Queensland, give a short farewell
season in Melbourne, and then visit
India, China and Japan, and from
thence proceed home to America,
via California, where they will pre
bably disband for awhile, if not al
together. The place of Miss Mattie
Lawrence in the comp my was ably
filled by Miss Addie Johnstone, while
Mr. F. J. L 'udin continued as musi
cal director.
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THE MOVING SPIRIT.!
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General Sowders Interviewed

on the Late Feud.
HE IS SAID TO BEAR A FAIR
REFUTATION.
An Incident of KG Gentlemanly Forbear
ance—Halstead’s Confirmation to be Op
posed—A Greenburg Father and Sons in
.Tail—Clever Sale Breakers—Other News
Items.
St. Lons, March 29.—A special from
Corbin, Ky., describes an interview with
the moving spirit of the late feud. Gen
eral Sowders—the “general” is not a
title; that is his given name—is a tall,
blonde man, with a careless air. He said
it didn't make any difference to him,
when the circumstances connected with
his arrest were mentioned.
“They’ve been tryin’ to get me for
over a year,’’ said Sowders, “but I've
managed to keep out of their way. Some
times I had tolerably hard times, I can
tell you, sleepin' in the mountains and
only slippin’ home now an’ then ljetween
days. You see, both the Tennessee au
thorities and those of this state were
after me, and I had to watch both sides.
Once I had just left home when a dozen
men surrounded the house. I was in
sight of ’em all the time, but I kn*w the
mountains better'll they did. I've had 'em
to ride right by me, so close I could hear
’em talk. I didn't need to have been ar
rested when I was. I had my pistol
ready, and I don’t doubt but I could have
fought my way out, but you see I was
stoppin’ at Mr. Birch’s, and his sick wife
and two children were there, and some of
them would have been sure to be killed if
we had got to shootin’, so I just gave up
when they promised they wouldn't take
no advantage of my being disarmed.”
Sowders really bears a fair reputation,
though at times when under the influence
of drink he has committed some violences.
A story is told of his going into an eating
house along the line of a new railroad in
the Cumberland valley not long ago, and
ordering some eggs. A man named Mc
Cabe, working under Contractor John
Nichols, formerly of Bergin, Ky.,now of
Pineville, was in the place. Turning to
McCabe, Sowders said:
“My friend, come and eat some eggs
with me.”
McCabe had hnd n drink or two, and
for a moment forgot lie was addressing
Gen. Sowders, so he replied:
“You ask me like a gentleman and 1
may eat some.”
“I guess you had better eat these eggs,
and eat all of ’em, too,” said the general,
as he levelled one of his formidable re
volvers at McCabe.
McCabe caught a glimpse of the ugly
gun, and trembling in every limb, ap
proached the counter with the remark:
“I guess I am egg hungry alter all.”
Nominations l>y tlie President.
Washington, D. C., March 28.—The
following nominations were sent in to
the senate:
C. M. Barnes, of Arkansas, receiver
of public moneys at Guthrie, Indian Ter
ritory.
J. 1. Dill, of Indiana, register of land
office at Guthrie, Indian Territory.
C. F. Monteith, of Idaho, agent of
Rez Perces Indians in Idaho.
Also postmasters in Massachusetts, New
York and Michigan.

MINISTER HALSTEAD.
His Enemies are Trying to Get Even by
Opposing His Confirmation.
Washington, March 28. — Adjourn
ment is close at hand.
! There is some reason to believe that
Murat Halstead's nomination may not
Eass. It is said that seven Republicans
ave pooled to do up Murat, and that the
Democrats will be solid against him.
j The extraordinary character of Murat’s
, mouth, as represented in the editorial
! page of his paper, is familiar to people in
the west and south, where his ravings
have been freely quoted. His famous
letter in which he indirectly urged the as
sassination of Lincoln lias been looked
up by Republican senators during the
past few days in expectation of the nom
inatien. It is said that remonstrances
have been made to the president against
Halstead's nomination, and that senators
have plainly stated, both at the White
House and state department, that the
Cincinnati editor could not lie confirmed.
These remonstrances may have the effect
of preventing Halstead’s nomination. A
few years ago Halstead made an effort to
get the senate to investigate the election
of Senator Payne. The Republican sena
tors who could not see the necessity for
i the investigation Halstead called “yellow
dogs” and other fancy names. They are
now waiting for Murat.
Nioliols Public Printer.
Washington. D. C., March 28.—It is
pretty well settled that NicholLs, of North
Carolina, will be public printer.
Old Man Joins His Sons in Jail.
Geeensburg, Pa., March 29.—Anthony
Nicely, the father of the Nicely brothers,
who are now in jail in Somerset, charged
with the murder of old man Umberger,
who was robbed of $15,000 and then mur
dered about three weeks ago, has been
arrested as an accessory after the fact.
It was discovered that the old man had
in his possession a pocket-book owned by
Umberger. which had l»een given to him
by his son Joseph, just before the arrest.
Familiar With the Combination.
Highland.'111., March 29.—Last night
unknown parties gained entrance into
Henry Weinheimer's residence and
opened the safe. No damage was done
to the safe, as the perpetrators seemed
very familiar and had no trouble in solv
ing the combination. Over $500 in cur
rency and jewelry were captured, and
papers, which were of great value, were
strewed promiscuously about the office
floor..
Coincidence in Children's Deaths.
Paris; Ky., March 29.—A strange co
incidence took place in the Ruddles Mills
| district. As Mr. Lafayette Endicott was
going over to liis br< ither's house to re
port the sad a-ws of the death of his
! ohild he met his brother on the same sad
mission. The children were 18 months
Old, and were born on the same day.
ATHENS.
Happenings among our Lime
stone Neighbors.
Athens, Ala, March 20 89.
Nice weather.
We wont tell who that young lady
sent the boquet to if she will send
us one.
What trio was t! a‘, that borrowed
5 cents each to get in the circus.
Thursday and Friday nights last
were enjoyed by Athens. Two grand
and appreciative concerts were given
at Trinity Hall. To try to describe
them we should fail to do them jus
tice. The pupils showed that they
had been well drilled and every one
was pleased and want away speaking
in highest Terms of praise of this no
ble Institution. Vacation this week
Miss. Albro the pleasant Music Tea
cher is recieating at home.
Gretna Green.
On Friday night last 8. T. Rich
ardson took Miss Matilda Hayes
Crenshaw and eloped to Nashvil e.
There the two were made one. It
took the town by surprise no one ex
pecting‘‘Snug” 'lobe so fortuna e.
It was not known where they were
u til we saw it chronicled in Sunday
American. But since its all over
we wish for them a long life of hap
piness an t. prosperity and hope that
neither of them will ever have cause
to regret their hasty marriage.
Miss Matilda is the youngest
daughter of Gabriel Crenshaw agood
citizen of-our town.
Miss Alice Forney and her little
brother v.ent Lome to spend vaca
tion.
Rev. H. S. W il iams has just had
his house newly painted which adds
greatly to its looks. The work was
done by Mr. Horace Ma one.
T. A. Crenshaw is having the in'
side of bis building newly painted
We wish we were so handsome
that the girls would fuss over us 1 ke
they do that other fellow.
,3. 13. Tarry aud J. 13 Brooks are
up from Birmingham and Basse
nr.er.
Rabbit Foot.
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Till AN A.
Personal and Genera],
Tkana. March, 25th 1.889.
Rev A MeCally preach d at the
C. P. church last Sunday, visited the
public school on Monday, and made
one of his able speeches to the chil
dren. He always makes the chil
dren happy when he comes.
Mr. William Ballard had the sad
misfortune of getting his house
burned last Sunday. All had gone 1
to church and no one knows how the
house caught on fire.
Mr. Mingo Fletcher has been very ,
ill during the last week.
Mr. Randle Slaughter has bought
a handsome lot of laud just north of
town and built on if.
“Mr. Joe McDonald has also bought
a lot and built a very nice house on 1
it. j
Thseare improvements we are
glad to see.
There is nothing that shows the
prosperity of a race so much as that
of buying laud and making happy ,
homes.
\\ e only hope to see more of our
young men who are preparing and
awing to enter life’s broad field, buy |
lands and bu Id good houses on them, i
Our farmers are begining to plant i
early corn.
W. T. Breeding took a business trip >
to Birmingham last week. While
gone be had the pi asure of visiting
the city school in Decatur, Ala., un
der Prof. C. N. McDaniels, Miss Bet
tie Bentley and Mrs. Sykes. The lat
ter being ill was not in school.
Mack and Miss Bentley were at
their post holding high the baunner,
doing earne t work for the race.
This school is bound to succeed
under such proficient and zealous 1
working teachers.
He also visited Mr. and Mrs. Win.:
J. Campbell of Warrior, Ala.
They are one the most thorough ,
going couples in the state. Mr
Campbell is running a very nice bar- j
her shop and family grocery both of
which do good business. Mrs.
Campbell is teaching the public
school of that place and is doing a
good work. They are as happy to- i
gether as lambs.
The last meeting ©f Triana Liter
ary society was the most i uteres liner
we have ever held.
Rev. W. R. Palmer P. E Athens,
District was here to visit his daughr
ter Miss Donie who is doing such
earnest work as ass siant teacher at
this p ace a
The elder visited the school and j
made an excellent lecture to p p'<V
He expressed himse’f as highly
pleased with the work.
Rev. M. W. Breeding of Sorners
ville was over to see us last week
Mr. Philipp F. Fletcher of Madi
son Station called to see us to-day.
The public schools taught by Mis
ses Julia A. Turner aud Lizzie C.
Richard ons will close Friday March
29th inst. Occasional.
CONFESSED HEPCfllNlE.
A Young Colored Woman Admits
That She Poisoned Her
Crand-Nlother
Knoxville, March 28.—Mary, a young
colored woman under arrest, charged
with poisoning her grand mother to get
possession of the old woman’s property,
made a confession this morning. Un
feeling against her is intense.
1£ 111* IIIff* 1VQW ,
This busy portion of tlie square is set
ting a new sidewalk laid which, when
finished will be ail of a grand prom
enade.
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This powder never varies. A marvel of pur
tty, strength and wholesumeness. More eco
nomical than the ordinary kinds, n-ul cannot
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Death s Doings.
Syracuse, N Y , March 28.-R; i
Hiscoek, father of United States Se ^
Hiscock, died at Preble. Cortland con,?
ty. yesterday, aged ninety ODe.
Albany, N. Y, March 28-Rr , ,
Swinburn died at his residence her'/"
7:45 o’clock this morning. a
The President's Salary
Washington, March 29.-Preaid
harnson received his first month's sal
ary yesterday. It amounted to 888 '
and was delivered to him ;n the i0rin ,)
a treasury draft It was for the mont|
of March, minus the first three ,iav
Mr. Cleveland received the president
salary for that portion of the month.
Repairing the Breach.
Workmen were engaged yesterday i„
fixing up the broken portion of the vs V-l
and floor of the cell where Hanev t!,e
counterfeiter made a bold attemot to ts
cape recently. Haney must have thought
the job of cutting out would be a re*
markably easy oue, else why did lie un°
dertake so prodigious a task when his
entire term of imprisonment only
amounted to six months and half of that
already served?
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