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Mr. and Mrs. Heron Rainer left today for Baltimore. On June 1 I>r. and Mrs. Harris sail for Europe. Captain J. H. Rainer leaves today for a. visit to North Carolina. MARSON DEFEATED. Southern Golf Association Has Elected Officers. 1 Jtfew Orleans, May 3.—In the southern I pel.I championship tournament, Andrew \ Worson of Darien, (la.. the present hampion, was defeated by Albei t Schwartz of this city, 4 up and II to play, bnf Schwartz was himself defeated by Nelson Whitney. The latter. Lawrence Abatis. M. N. Buckner and Leigh (’ar TQll, all of this city, qualified for semi finals. The playing} for the other ups was also close, ties being frequent. The handi cap championship will be played tomor row apd all the finals will take place Saturday. At a meeting of the association the old officers were re-elected and Atlanta chosen as the next place bf meeting. One •hundred and fifteen players are present, •jjhe largest number at any southern tournament, and halt a dozen states are Represented* An invitation tournament was played .■at tiic club as a consolation event, and I Ldndsey of Memphis was the win ner. Charged With Evasion. Somerset, Pa., May 3.—George B. Somer ville, Efli]., auditor of the estate of Abner M < Kin ley, brother of the late President McKinley, held a hearing in the court house here today relative to the excep tions tiled against the account filed against Mrs. Anna McKinley, executrix 'Attorney John K. Scott of Somerset, who represents stveral creditors, petitioned the "auditor to issue a subpoenae for Mrs. McKinley, who is at Tampa, Fla., alleg ing she has been there ever since the tying of her account to evade exceptions. Peptiron Pills Ironizo the blood, food nerves and brain, tone the stomach, aid digestion, give restful sleep. especially beneficial in nervousness and anemia. 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John Van Lear of Tuscaloosa. University, May 3.—(Special.)—The six t « nth annual assemblage of the South : orn Interstate .Oratorical association took place last night with the University of '! a bam a. and was participated in l»y six •lieges, the contentupts being Kentucky \te college. Lexington; Sooth Carolina •'liege. Columbia: University of the Until, Sewapee, Tenn.; Vanderbilt uni ersity, Nashville; University of Virginia, harlotteaville. and the University of Alabama. When the hour for the speak ing arrived, despite rival attractions in town, Clark hall was filled to overflow ing. J. H. Cabanlss of Alabama, president of the association for 1905-J5. presided. After reading extracts from the by laws governing the contest, lie introduced the first speaker, Hugh Alien Lock of Birmingham, who represented Vanderbilt. The subject of Mr. lack's speech was "Denounce Corruption, But Not Capital. In Impassioned stylo, ‘he described the condition of the American laboring man as compared with his brother across the sea, strong of limb and always able to secure his dally bread, whereas the for eign laborer frequently cried for work In vain. Large fortunes are essential in modern civilization to the success of the commonwealth. The attempts to stir up envy among laborers, he characterized as the work of a demon of discord. The south, for instance, will never come into its own until corporate wealth can be attracted 'here in full measure. We should therefore demand that the name of the honest capitalist be left unsullied. The next speaker was Robert Richard Carman, representing the University of Virginia, the subject of whose oration was. "The Triune legacy." Greere, he said, attained to a degree of learning and culture probably unsurpassed by any modern nation, yet she fell. This result was brought about by her paganism. Rome developed under Justinian a sys tem of jurisprudence t'hat was well-night perfect, the marvel of all time. Yet she lost her place of preeminence among na tions. Judea's gift to mankind was re ligion, the freedom from idolatry. Al though she furnished the beacon light to the Amada or Nations, her people are scattered over the face of the earth. What nation, then, is destined to live? The one t'hat combines these three lega cies, the national elixir—our own United States, In fact. V The third speaker. J. F. Finlay, ot tne University of the South, pictured the evils growing out ,of the divorce question. The burning issue, he said, was whether marriage was a temporary contract or a marriage was a temporary con tract or a divine union. The first theory is traceable to the teach ings of Rousseau and his school of philos ophy. If we assume that the pleasure of the individual should be paramount, then this view is the correct one. On the other hand, if we believe that condition is most ideal where the individual and his desires are subordinated to the com mon good, then divorce should not he tolerated. The marriage tie is really an alogous to the relationship between pa rent. and child, inseparable and eternal. The cure prescribed for the divorce evil is patience and loving kindness. Mr. Finlay was followed by Edward <\ Mann oi! South Carolina on "The Instability of Republics." He compared the English form of government with our own, and pointed .out as the defects of our system too frequent elections, an ignorant vot ing element, indiscriminate immigration, corruption in politics, etc. He attempted to show that the English legislative sys tem was superior to ours, that In It all classes were more equally represented, and that it was more enduring. The concentration of wealth in the hands of the few he declared to be an omen of our early downfall. Benefactor of the Nations. Charles Edgar Hire of Alabama, the fifth speaker, was given a great ovation when he arose. He took an altogether different and much more optimistic view of the United States and 'her part In the affairs of the world. He termed our coun try the "Benefactor of the Nations." With liberty, justice and equality as our watchwords, we have advanced in a very brief time to a stage of influence that is second to none. The part America had played in securing peace in the past few years was pointed out. The inspiration that she has given to other nations struggling to throw off the bonds of ser vitude and oppression was dwelt upon. ' We have taken no steps backward, and tlie principles that underlie the consti : tut ion and the Declaration of Independ ence are still the living forces that sus tain our government. We have met our problems and overcome them. The great ness of our country, however, consists not in the number of her inhabitants and the richness of her soil, so much as the love of right and tho practice of virtue. The last speaker was Robert Miaoey Talbert, representing Kentucky State college. "Ministry Not Mastery" he pro nounced to be the motto which, if adopted, will lead us not only to Indi vidual happiness, but also national re demption. A desire to serve, to uplift our fellow man. will lead us on to higher at tainments and more far-reaching great ness than an attempt to rule. The judges were Capt. Richmond P. Hobson of Greensboro. Superintendent C. D. Floyd of Montgomery and the Rev. John Van hear of Tuscaloosa. After a short retirement they returned and an nounced that they had voted unanimously to award the prize to Charles E. Rice of Alabama. Mr. Rice is a member of the junior.law class, having entered the uni versity last fall from Birmingham. The music on the programme last night was furnished by the University Glee club, and it was frequently encored. After the speaking, the contestants, judges and a number of invited guests repaired to the McLester 'hotel, where an elegant ban quet was served. A yacht trip was planned up the Warrior river for yester day afternoon, but on account of the late arrival of several of the speakers had •to be deferred. Stalnaker Murdered. Augusta, C.a., May 3.—Former Den uty United States Marshal C. W. Stal naker was shot three times with fatal effect here tonight by J. S. Wall. The men had been on bad terms for ovei three years over political differences The two men met In the street, and after Insults had been passed Wall was Btruck by Stalnaker, whom he shot five times, the fatal wounds being in the abdomen. Internal hemorrhage I caused death In a few minutes. Wall | has been arrested. 'FATHER SHERMAN HAS RETURNED FROM TRIP Chattanooga, Tenn.. May 4.—(Special.)— The military escort which was ordered, to accompany Father Sherman on his “march to the sea,” by General Duvall, of Atlanta and which was subsequently recalled at Hesaca, Ga.. Returned to Ft. Oglethorpe yesterday afternoon none the worse for wear. Col. George F. Chase is somewhat surprised because his soldiers were recalled since he has received no Information that the soldiers were re called. It is stated that the orders were served by the Georgia telegraph station. Colonel Chase’s understanding of the mat ter was that thin wa» a practice march proposed by the war department for the training of young soldiers and that Fa ther Sherman was simply Invited to go along as a member of the party, but dis patches from Washington indicate that the war department knew' nothing of this. Father Sherman is a warm personal friend of Colonel <’hase and the latter regrets thy sensation which has resulted from the trip very much. The colonel said that Fatner Sherman’s sole interest in the matter was simply to go over the battlefields on which his father fought. NEWLAND’S RESOLUTION MAY BE RECOMMENDED Washington. May 3.—The Newlands reso lution. providing for consideration by con gressional committees of the various plans for governmental aid in the restora tion of San Francisco by a guaranty of credit or other means was considered to day by the Senate committee on finance. Action was postponed on account of a request that a hearing he granted to Her bert E. Law, a San Francisco financier. Mr. Law will be in Washington tomor row', and the committee will be in session for the purpose of hearing him. Though the committee reserved its de clsion as to the adoption or rejection of the New lands proposition, the indications were that the plan would not meet with favor. It was agreed, however, to report the resolution with a recommendation for favorable action, and that the committee should make a formal statement dealing with the San Francisco situation. The ef fect of this Is intended to give stability to the credit without launching the national finances upon a project which the com mittee believes to be in conflict with pub lic policy. The character of this state ment will not be determined until after ti»e committee has met tomorrow. GENERAL M'WADE MAKES STATEMENT Answers Charges of Assistant Secretary of State Pierce IS BEING CONGRATULATED He Makes Counter Charges Against Pierce—Congress Will Probably Later Investigate Charges. Washington, May 8.—The House com mittee on foreign affairs today listened to a statement by former consul general at Canton, China. McWade, in reply to the charges made against him by Third Assistant Secretary of State Peirce. Af fidavits were presented by Mr. McWade ■to show the unreliable and commercial character of those who instigated the charges. When Mr. McWade had concluded mem bers of the committee congratulated him on the showing he had made. Mr. McWade made charges of a sensa tional nature against Assistant Secretary of State Pelroe. It is considered quite probable that Congress may take up the matter of these charges at a later date. The only statement of record made by McWade Is a letter addressed to the com mittee. This letter was dated April 26, 1906, by McWade. and is In part as fol lows: *'A little over six months ago H. H. D. Peirce assured me that I was removed because the President wanted my place, and for no other reason. 1 now learn through the possible Industry of some anonymous person tbe nature of the charges preferred against me by H. H. D. Peirce, and I solemnly declare them to be false in every essentfal particular. I also solemnly declare, that they are made by men who had been charged before me for various offenses from murder down, and that these men formed a commercial conspiracy against me to have me re ‘ moved because my continuance in office meant their absolute compulsory aban donment of their commercial practices within my Jurisdiction. Solemn Declaration. "1 solemnly declare that not a reput able man or Arm, American or foreign resident, and doing business within my Jurisdietlon, ever littered a single word of complaint against me or my adminis tration, a fact which Peircs could have easily ascertained, although he was only forty-eight hours in Canton, and he did not devote two hours of that entire time to any Investigation whatever. He quotes a certain llriu of which he was a guest as complaining ugalnHt me, anti gives that firm a bill of health for high business character, etc. A little investigation would have shown that that Arm desired my removal because I was largely Instru mental In showing up how It had robbed the American railway, and 1 Had stop ped it. I do not in any way directly or indirectly question the high right and privilege of t lie President to remove me from (lie position of consul general to which 1 was promoted for conspicuous ex cellence." GOOD POINTS MADE. Statehood Conferees Reach Important Conclusions. Washington, May 3.—Two important conclusions were reached by the state hood conferees today. One settles the school lands question, and the other makes the present registration districts temporary counties for the purpose of court jurisdiction during the formation of the new state and the erection of permanent county boundaries. As to the school lands, the Warren amendment voted In by the Senate provided that where school lands were found to be mineral lands, lieu selec tions should he made. The substitute agreed upon provided in substance that the state may lease Its mineral school lands, and shall thus not he deprived of their great value. Efforts were made to get dally sessions of the con ference committee, but objection* on the part of the Senate conferees pre vented such an arrangement. More Complaints Entered. Chicago. May 3.—Fifty more complain ants entered today into the attack upon the American Reserve Bond company in the United States circuit court. Judge Bethea allowed then) to file an interven ing petition. Their claims against the cotnparfy aggregate $20,000. After grant ing the filing of the petition the court ordered that the bond of the Western Trust Savings hank, which is acting as receiver, be increased from $20,000 to $250. 000. The Increase in the bonds was be cause of the discovery that the bond com pany has $35,000 on deposit in a local bank, and securities valued at $300,000 Xh a safety deposit vault in this city* sentiment™ TO FAVOR STRIKE | Miners’ Tri-District Convention Assembles at Scranton MITCHELL IS CHAIRMAN Decision of the Miners Will Be Known | This Afternoon or Tomorrow. The First Day’s Session Uneventful. Scranton, Pa., May a.—Today’s sessions of the miners tri-district convention were unoprofltablc, except in so far as they I revealed that the sentiment of practically all of the 600 delegates in attendance are for a strike. Tonight it is believed that nothing short of a miracle can prevent a strike from being declared either tomorrow af ternoon or Saturday. At the eopclusion of the aft*‘ \oon ses sion President Mitchell made J . .atemont, in the course of which her cf\ the word tre * “strike’’ for the first timet the pres ent negotiations began, rf, .s what he said to the newspaper meii ' “There Is not much to saf it this time. As was indicated while yMl were pres ent at the opening of the afternoon ses sion, the sentiment seemsl very strong against accepting the concMclons and re stricted arbitration scheduP proposed by the operators, or renewing the award of the anthracite strike commission for a period of three years. The strike feeling has been intensified by the unfortunate and unjustifiable action of the state con stabularly at Mount Carmel, as well as their conduct In other parts of the coal regions. Of course it t'annot be stated positively until Friday afternoon, or Sat urday, what the vote will be.” The morning* session of the convention was purely formal, President Mitchell was loudly applauded when he entered. He was elected chairman. Mitchell Is Chairman. J. P. Gallagher of District No. 7 was chosen secretary. At the opening of tlie afternoon session the credentials committee made its report, which wfas adopted. Then Mr. Mitchell made a brief speech in lieu of the re port of the joint scale committee, which report hah been sent to the printers. He briefly reviewed the negotiations In so far as 'they have progressed,—and said the committee had perhaps gone even further than it should have gone in endeavoring to bring about a peaceful settlement. He told of the propositions made by both sides and then said: "We have offered to arbitrate all the demands wp made upon them; in other words wp have offered to arbitrate the differences between us. either through the l»oard of conciliation with Judge Gray as chairman, or through the anthracite strike commission. We have made the reserva tion, however, that It must be a full com mission, not a part of it. “That, gentlemen, is the status of af fairs at this time, and I am sure I yoice the sentiment of every member of the committee when I say that we regret that we have not been able to make a ten atlve agreement that would secure for you better wages, and better conditions of employment." The committee remained in executive session until 6 o'clock, when an adjourn ment was taken until tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. As far as could be learned the discus sion was purely general. Strike talk pre vailed all through it. Mr. iMtchell denied tonight that he had considered the matter of referring the entire question to a referendum vote of the miners. EXPERTS EXAMINED. District Attorney Jerome Work* on the Rice Murder Case. New York. May 3.—District Attorney Jerome yesterday further cross-exam ined the medical experts who are ap pearing for Albert T. Patrick in his motion for a new trial In the Rice mur der case before Recorder Golf. Tho testimony had to do with the relative effect of chloroform and embalming fluids on human lungs. In response to a question from the recorder, Mr. Jerome said lie hoped to conclude tho hearing today. Several witnesses testified to the effect of embalming fluid in conceal ing evidence of death by chloroform. An adjournment was then taken until May 16 In order to give District At torney Jerom/i an opportunity to pre pare affidavit* In answer to those In troduce^ Sy counsel for Patrick. f. S Bonaparte Better. italtlmore, May 3.—Secretary of the ''Navy Charles J. Bonaparte, who ts suffer ing from an attack of »■ ute indigestion, ts tonight reported as decidedly better. V * a ' EDWARO GATCHELL ! IS DEAD IN SELMA —r~ . Was One of the Most Promi- j nent Men in State B’NAI B’RITH SMOKER Was Cne of the Most Entertaining Af fairs 9f the Kind Ev?r Given By the Order In Selma. Selma, May 3.—(Special.)—With uni versal sorrow the information was spread throughout Selma today that Mr. Edward S. G&tchell was dead. For the past five or six days it has been known that Mr. Oatchell was critically ill. He had undergone an operation and the treacherous complications, pneumonia, set in leaving little hope for his re covery. For the past three days many anxious Inquiries have been made as to his condition evincing the high esteem in which he was held and the interest felt In hls condition by hls hundreds of friends. East night the word was given out that the end was near and the in «formation was received with deep sor row. The end came about half past 1 o'clock, and there passed to the realms of the unknown a man beloved by many, respected by all and disliked by none. The death of Mr. Gatehell is nothing short of a calamity to Selma. He wai a citizen of the energetic, enterprising sort, conscientious in ids dealings with his fel low men, unselfish in his devotion to Sel ma, and the sort that builds up a city. In his home life he was the ideal hus band and father and in his religious life no more faithful, loyal Christian gentle man ev>er gave more of hls means and in fluence than did he. His Life History. Mr. Gatchell was born in Selma about forty-two years ago. and he has made his home here ever since his birth. From boy hood estate he embarked into the drug business with J. D. Wilkins & Co., who conducted a pharmacy, corner Broad and Water streets. For two years he ran as express messenger on the old Selma, Rome and Dalton railway. Later with W. S. Butler he established the book firm of Butler & Gatchell and still later re turned to the drug business in the firm of Cunningham & Gatchell. For a number of years he traveled this territory for a Montgomery drug firm and finally pur chased the drug business of Galt & Co., and established the Gatchell Drug com pany, In which he had built-up a splen did trade when death cut him off in the very zenith of his career and usefulness. Mr. Gatchell took the greatest Interest in all civic, military and fraternal affairs. In his younger days he was an energetic member of the Selma Guards and later of the Pettus Rifles. He belongs to the Commercial and Industrial association of Selma and among his last expressions relative to Selma's good was that of re gret that, owing to having to undergo the operation, he would not be abfe to attend the recent smoker given by that organization. In the matter of fraternal organizations Mr. Gatchell was one of the most widely known and brightest Masons in the state, j He was also a member of Selma lodge of i Elks. He devoted much time to Masonry 1 and held a number of positions in that order. I The deceased married Miss Minnie Scott Taylor of Montgomery, who with four j children survive him. They are Miss Danna, student at* Livingston college. Catherine, Edward and Lillian. The funeral occurred this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the late residence of the j deceased, conducted by the Rev. E. B. Robinson, pastor of Alabama Street Pres byterian church of which the deceased was an elder, and of the Sunday school of which he was the first enrolled scholar. The Rev. A. A. Little, pastor of the Broad | Street Presbyterian church assisted in the ceremonies. As Mr. Gatchell was an officer of the grand lodge of Masons that body of ficiated in the services at thp grave, the Knights Templar furnishing a uniformed escort for the body. H. S. I). Mallory, deputy grand mastej*, officiated in the funeral services, assisted by members from Selma Fraternal lodge and Central City lodge No. 306. The pall bearers were: J. A. Stephen son, J. S. O'Gwynn, J. W. Preston, O. H. P. Wright, George A. Cunningham and E. P. Galt. I. O, B. B. Si'iokcr. The members of Zadar lodg<* No. 165, i Independent Order of B'nai Brlth marked an epoch In Its career last night when a smoker was given at the rooms of the ! Harmony club. There were about fifty j members of the order present, and Leo , Levy, the president of the Selma lodge, presided over the meeting. The first thing on the programme was the Initiation of the six newly elected members ef the order, which was done in due form. Then came the carrying out of a programme which had for its object the entertainment and edification of those present. Isaac Schwartz, who was elected grand conductor of the grand lodge of the seventh district at its recent meeting in Montgomery, made and extended report on the state of the order, and his remarks were listened to with strict attention. There Arere other reports made, and then those present gathered around a table laden with good things to eat and the remainder of the evening was spent in the making and listening to responses to sen timents of interest to members of the order and for the good of the order. The smoker is declared on all sides to be a great success and those who attended give much praise to the committee in whose hands was left the arrangements for the affair. loc%i ana personal. Dr. C. Hrook# Thomas of Thomaston Is a visitor to th# eity today. Mr. Charles ^Henderson. a candidate for associate rali-oad commissioner, was In Selma a shorl while yesterday afternoon, having gone Sown the Birmingham, Selma and New Orleans and returning this morning wh#n he went down the Pensa-. cola division of the Louisville and Nash ville. Mr. itenderson Is expected to re turn to Selma tonight or tomorrow and spend some time in this city. A". 'O. Payne, who will succeed C. L. Whaley as sollctlng agent of the Louis ville and Nashville In this city, will reach here tomorrow from New Orleans. Mr. Payne is said to he an exceedingly cour teous and energetic railroad man and ho will receive a cordial welcome from Sel mlans. Major Joseph Hardie of Birmingham is in Selma, his old home. It was thought that Major Hardie was In Los Angeles at the time of the San Francisco disas ter hut he states that he had left that city and was In Mexico and en route home when the catastrophe occurred. Elgin Creamery Butter 2 pounds 55 oents. A. & P. TEA CO. Natural Mineral Water You don’t know the true deliciousness and refreshment of min eral water unless you have tasted SHEBOYGAN. For sale everywhere DOSTER-NORTH1NGTON DRUG CO. , REBATE LAW WILL BE INVESTIGATED VIOLATIONS OF ANTI TRUST LAW ARE NOT CONSIDERED IN PRES ENT MOVE OF DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. Washington, May 3.—The statement Is authoritatively made that the depart ment of justice will immediately begin an investigation of the relations of so called oil trusts and a number of rail roads, vjlth a view of determining whether there have been violations of the anti rebate law'. The basis for this investigation will be the Information recently submitted to the. President in a report to Commissioner Garfield of the bureau of corporations, which Is soon to be made public. This report. It Is learned, deals only with the subject of rebates and does not go into the question of violations of the anti trust law. If it Is found that rebates have been given liy the railroads and accepted by the so-called oil trust, steps will be at once taken, it is asserted, to bring the mat ter before the grand Jury in the locali ties where the alleged violations took place with a view to prosecutions in the courts. It is not thought that the department of justice in conducting its inquiries will require the services of any one outside of the department proper, and the United States attorneys and other officers under Its Immediate direction. It is stated that Mr. Garfield in conducting his investi gation traveled extensively, and visited nil important sections covered by the operations of the so-called oil trust from New York to California, and the south, and that the evidence obtained is amply sufficient to warrant the department of Justice in taking the course decided upon. SHOW TENT UP. New Orleans Minstrels Will Give Sev eral Performances. Ensley, May 3.—(Special.)—The New Or leans minstrels have pitched their show tent on Avenue E, close to Nineteenth street, where they will give a number of performances. They gave an attractive street parade this afternoon, and the? In dications are that they will furnish a good class of entertainment. Ensley and Thomas will cross bats at Tuxedo park Saturday afternoon. Both teams are practicing hard for the con test, and a great game is expected. Will Jones has resigned his position with the Southern Steel company, and has accepted work with Smiley & Sons. A. P. Morris will return tomorrow from Tennessee, where he went to attend the funeral of his brother, who was killed in the wreck at Anniston, j Mr. and Mrs. Henry Broda have moved 1 into their new home at 2312 Avenue E, where they will be pleased to receive their friends. Mrs. Leo Broda is expected home next week from a four weeks’ trip to New York and Philadelphia. Mrs. J. C. Calvin of Palmer Terrace, entertained a few of her lady friends at tea this afternoon. Ephraim Carter is visiting friends and relatives in Tennessee. G. W. Minor Is remodelling his hand some brick dwelling on Eighteenth street and Avenue G. J. B. Cox, who was injured at the steel works recently, is reported to be im proving rapidly. Miss Pearl Jones, whose recent illness was the cause of great solicitude on the part of her friends. Is convalescing qufte rapidly. John Martin is installing a full line of new fixtures in his popular drug store. Senator Clark Has Enough. Butte, Mont., May 3.—In a signed state ment appearing today in the Butte Miner, his own paperT""Senator W. A. Clark of Montana announces that he is not a can didate for re-election to the United States Senate. FOR THE LEGISLATURE To the Democratic Voters of Jefferson county: I ask your votes in the coming primary for a nomination as a candidate for the high office of representative in the legisla ture of Alabama. The Interest now taken by so many voters in the public questions which so intimately and directly concern all the people, is a very encouraging sign, for it indicates that the people are alive to their own interests and intend to settle these questions by the intelligent use of their law-making power. The people are demanding more reforms now than at any time in the history of the state, since the great reforms of 1874-5. Should you trust me with the power of ; casting one of your seven votes in the house of representatives I shall dllli gently, faithfully work and vote for a statute, If enforced, that will relieve your legislature of the presence, pernicious practices and pollution of the hired, lobby. Free of this unmitigated evil your leg islature will be free, for the first time In twenty years, to consider and enact laws, which will effectually prevent, or ade quately punish, extortion and unjust dis crimination by railroads and other com mon carriers. Within the limits of an announcement like this T cannot discuss the extent and degree of this oppressive evil, but you know it, feel it and have felt It for many years and have determined to relieve your self of this gi'eat and growing wrong by just and temperate laws, which will not injure the carriers in the least, but rather help them and bring them a last ing prosperity founded on a great public service, rightfully rendered. The readjustment of the burdens of tax ation so as to make them more easily borne, demands the reform of our laws on the subject of txatlon that will collect only enough money to run the govern \ ment economically. Our system of education should be im proved from top to bottom; comfortable school houses must be provided\and the uniform text book law must be amended so as to secure the best boons at a reason able price for our children; a system of high schools must be established and adequate support provided, so that every child qualified to enter them may receive instruction therein, including the elements of agriculture and manual training with out charge. In order to increase the scchool fund the constitution should be amended so that all poll taxes not voluntarily paid may he collected by law, and thus take away the premium to careless, thoughtless men, to disfranchise themselves. The crying evil of imprisoning women and children, charged with petty mide meanors, of which they are not guilty in many cases, with the most depraved crim inal men, should be promptly and forever forbidden by law. There are many things, which concern, you deeply, which do not so directly con cern our fellow citizens of other parts of the state, and you have the right to require the passage of Just laws, which will relieve you of the evils which hinder your progress and Irritate you, such as the crowded dockets of our courts; the ex pensive and weak Jury system which enables "professional” Jurors and un worthy men to he selected to try the most Important causes, who at times cor rupt the fountains of Justice. These and many other Important re forms shall receive my earnest thought and diligent attention If they are in trusted to me by you, that the wonderful growth of Jefferson county with Its four great cities, and untold wealth and natur al resources, shall he helped, not hindered, and thus contribute to the growth, pros perity and welfare of our beloved slate. While these great reform measures shall have my best attention. T shall not forget that the Confederate Veterans and the widows of Veterans, wbg have not the means of supporting themselves, should have provided for them a comfortable support, and that not 1n a poor house. This is not only our duty, hut a labor of love for men who risked their lives and shed their blood In the holiest cause men ever fought and died for, that of the right to govern ourselves. If trusted by you I shall ever lie on guard to secure the passage of every measure tending to promote your welfare and to defeat every one that might mar your happiness or hinder your growth, that, we may not only have a wealthy, prosperous community, but one that will attract good citizens from other state* o' our unlop and from Europe and Induce them to abide with us and Join In making this the most desirable dwelling place on the globe SAMUEL WILL JOHN. May 3. WH. Quality-=Purity=-Age, Ideal Bottle Beer. Iff.. 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