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Entered at the postefflce at Birmingham,
Ala., as second-class matter. _ . .
Eastern Business Ofllce, 48 Tribune Build
ing New York; Western Business Office, 009
•'The Rookery,’’ Chicago. B. C. Beckwith,
Bole Agent Foreign Advertising.
Notice to Subscribers—When subscribers
desire to have their papers changed, they
must specify where the paper is now going
and where they wish it changed to. Watch
the label on your paper and see when your
time expires.
The State Herald will appreciate news
from any community. at a small place
where it has no regular correspondent,
news reports of neighborhood happenings
from any friend will be gratefully received.
All communications, of whatever charac
ter or length, should be written on only one
side of the sheet.
Business Office...^
Editorial Rooms.131
All calls after 9 o'clock p. m. should be
sent to the Editorial Rooms.
Patronize home merchants and home
enterprises. _
There is an active demand tor bank
stocks and prices are steadily advancing.
Hon. Jesse Brown ot the Scottsboro
Age is one of the handsomest men in
Alabama. _
Inquiries for domestic coal are coming
in to our coal men from points as distant
as Tyler, Tex. __
The. ladies of St. Mary's church are
preparing for a great chrysanthemum
show next month. _
The deposits in banks are steadily in
creasing, and the demand for money is
comparatively light.
The coal mines in this district aret
taxed to their full capacity to iill the or
ders for coal at present.
The campaign in Ohio is growing red
hot. If Campbell should win McKinley
would quietly lay his Presidential boom
to rest.
There were not many ladies attending
the press convention, but those attending
made up in quality what was lacking in
Mrs. James A. Duckworth, daughter of
the late Dr. Minnigerode of Richmond,
Vd., died in Cornwall, England, Septem
ber 29, 1890.
Mr. Clarke and Mr. Bankhead speak
iii Montgomery this week. It seems that
Montgomery requires a great deal of
"stamping out.”
Newspapers and individuals who are
always ready to ascribe base motives to
others are'generally without worthy mo
tives themselves.
The building of two new furnaces in
the Birmingham district seems to scarce
ly attract attention. It shows how big
the district has grown.
Mr. Cleveland will probably return to
Washington this week, and doubtless in
a short time all the Cabinet officers will
settle down "to business.
Cardinal Gibbons' visit to Ireland, ac
cording to the London Tablet, was for
the purpose of collecting materials for
a history of the Irish people.
The Advertiser still neglects no op
portunity to misrepresent and slur Cap
tain Johnston. It seems now to have a
monopoly of that business in Alabama.
Cotton factories established at Bir
mingham could get coal for steam pur
poses for less than one-half the cost at
Montgomery, Selma, Atlanta or Colum
bus. __
A gentleman told a friend of ours yes
terday that he had been tryiny for ten
days to find a boarding house for himself
and wife and none were able to accommo
date him. Every one was full to over
flowing. ____
The State Herald is going to be able to
give its readers a piece of very good news
in the next few days—news that ten
years ago would have marked up the
price of every vacant lot in Birmingham
25 per cent. _ ■
It is a singular coincidence tnat in
Sou Hi Dakota a week or so ago it was
necessary to close the schools on account
of the intense heat, and two days later
they were closed again because of the
excessive cold.
The children on the South Highlands
who attend the kindergarten department
of Professor Taylor's classical school are
gathered up and taken to school and re
turned to their homes by their two love
ly young teachers. It is an interesting
sight and one probably not often seen in
the United States.
The State Herald a day or two since
published a sweet little song of Miss Zl
tella Cocke, formerly of Marlon, Ala.,
taken from the Youth’s Companion, and
the intelligent compositor changed Miss
Cocke's name and married her. Poetic
license pales into insignificance in the
presence of compositorial license.
The little Quepn of the Netherlands
entered upon her 16th year a few days
ago, and in honor of the occasion, but to
the great regret of her subjects, intro
duced a momentous change—she began
to wear her hair In the fashion of young
women! Queen Victoria describes the
queen as the "most charming girl in the
w orld.”
As regards the prize fight, Commis
sioner Browning of the Indian office has
sent forward orders of the most stringent
character to his assistants in the terri
tory, directing them to sea that the laws
be enforced, and that any Intruders who
may Invade the territory “for the pur
pose of creating a disturbance or engag
ing in anything that may be detrimental
to the Indians" be ejected forcibly and
Peculiarly Interesting is an article on
the "Personal Recollections of General
Gordon,” commonly known as "Chinese
Gordon." to appear shortly in the Sun
day School Times. The author is the
Hon. Selah Merrill, D. D., LL. D., of
world-wide reputation for his explora
tions In the East duri|jg his two official
terms as United States oonsul at Jerusa
lem. Dr. Merrill’s narrative Is full of
description and incident alike illustrative
of General Gordon’s interest In science
and in affairs, as well as of his heroic
Christian character.
Some 600 to 800 people assembled in the
O'Hrlen opera house last night and heard
the speech of Secretary Herbert. Cffn
trary to the expectations of the State
Herald, Mr. Herbert did not prove a
very considerable drawing card, and
there was really no mistake made in se
lecting the opera house. The speech was
dry and disappointing. The major por
tion of the audience was made up of sil
ver advocates, and no converts to the
sole gold standard have as yet been re
It was clearly evident from the begin
ning of the speech that the bulk of the
audience had gathered to hear the sec
retary of the navy speak and to pay trib
ute to an honored Alabamian, and not
to hear simply art advocate of the single
gold standard attempt to defend a sys
tem of finance clearly inimical to the
best interests of the country. The speech
was as good a one, and possibly a better
one, than any other advocate of that
side of the question now on the stump
could have made, and served only to
show the weakness of the cause the
speaker advocated. The Alabama mem
ber of the cabinet has come, made his
speech and departed, leaving the Magic
City still a stronghold of genuine bimet
The State Herald serves notice now on
the advocates of the single gold standard
that they are wasting time and money
in their campaign against bimetallism.
Unless they can get up some new facts
and arguments they cannot convince the
people who are suffering from the con
traction of the circulating medium that
the remedy is still further contraction.
It is to be hoped that every Alabamian
who can possibly do so will attend the
Atlanta Kxposition tomorrow—Alabama
Day. In the first place, it is due At
lanta that the attendance on the exposi
tion from the South generally should be
large, since It is certain that all portions
of the South will receive benefits from it
in a greater or less degree. Atlanta has
burdened herself to benefit the entire
South, and that obligation should be felt
and met by Southern people in a spirit
of the most generous appreciation. But
Alabama has a double interest in the suc
cess of the exposition. She has an exhibit
there such as cannot but bring returns
to the State at large If properly followed
up, and self interest, if not State pride,
should prompt every Alabamian to visit
Atlanta and show at least that much ev
idence of a desire on their part to have
the exposition be a success. Alabama
Day comes opportunely. The season is
neither too hot or too cold, and it is at a
time when a general attendance is possi
ble. The State Herald urges all who can
possibly go to be in Atlanta next Friday.
The foreign commissioner of the At
lanta Exposition, Col. I. W. Avery, who
has informed himself very thoroughly
as to the wishes and sympathy of the
Central and South American people,
makes a very interesting and valuable
suggestion, which we hope the people of
Mobile will hammer into shape. Colonel
Avery suggests that some shipping
agent, either in New Orleans or in one
of the other gulf ports, send a vessel to
Venezuela, or to some neighboring point
in South America, loaded, say, with lum
ber, which would enable it to pay the ex
penses of the voyage there, and that its
return trip be given over entirely to the
accommodation of passengers. In con
nection with the economic side of the
question. Colonel Avery says that the
present arrangements for reaching this
country from Venezuela necessitate go
ing to New York, and that the round
trip thus made costs about $160, that Is,
$70 each way for the oceanic transporta
tion. and $10 each way for the transporta
tion to and from New York city. Colonel
Avery is of the opinion that by an adroit
management of cargoes a wide-awake
ship owner could bring the people from
Caracas or La Guayra to Atlanta and
return for $75, this price to include all
costs of transportation. He says that he
has studied the subject carefully, and
that he feels assured that the trip tickets'
can be sold for this sum with a very'ad
equate compensation to the seller. He
estimates that a live agent sent down
to Venezuela in advance of the projected
vessel could easily bring 1000 Venezue
possibly go to be in Atlanta tomorrow.
A New England journal, writing of
the notable evnts which have just
brought together representative men of
all sections of the country, says:
North and South have met at Chicka
mauga on the common ground of a
sincere love of the republic and an hon
est admiration of the heroes of American
citizenship who have fought bravely for
any cause dear to their hearts and tn a
way that, as Henry Watterson truthfully
said the other day, has left no shadow on
American soldiership and no stain on
American manhood. And at Atlanta the
South has shown not only a remarkable
degree of prosperity already attained
bnt the capacity and the will to attain
still greater hereafter.
There can be no question that the an
nual reunion of the old soldiers and the
intermingling of our people at these great
expositions are removing all the forces
which have kept the sections apart in
sympathy. During the present year
long steps have been taken towards per
manent unification. The Providence
(R I.) journal recently alluded to the feel
ing at the North us respects the South
for many years after the close of the
war. It said:
The prevailing feeling was one of re
sentment for injuries inflicted In the
name of the republic: the North was
looked upon rather as a foreign con
queror than as an associate part of a
common country, and remembrance of
the common glories achieved in the past
by tlie two sections working together
was obscured by the keener recollection
of more recent antagonisms. The North,
on the other hand, while assuming for
itself a monopoly of the patriotism of
the country, showed by that very fact
and by the scorn in which it still held
the South how narrow that patriotism
really was. Not only did the average
Northerner regard the people of the
South as those of a conquered province,
forgetting in his turn that those same
Southerners had In years past shared in
the making of an honorable national
history and proved themselves even in
later differences worthy American citi
zens in bravery of soldiership and loy
alty to their conceptions of right and
duty, but the average Northerner also
doubted very much whether the con
quered South could ever again be ad
mitted to equality with the North in
patriotic support of the Federal govern
ment or could ever attain the position
of a friendly rival of the North In in
dustry and commerce.
"Is It not, then," the Journal asks, “In
many respects a new nation that we
have today? In a quarter of a century
in a land In which patriotism sckrcely exr
isted in one of its parts, and was sllttl^
more tfian sectional pride in another, ha?
become one where the people of both
parts meet in common glorification of
their past and in mutual pledges of loj'f
alty for the future; and in the same time
a conquered and impoverished sectlou,
aided by the sympathy and encourage?
ment of the section that conquered and
despoiled it, has raibed itself to an tn
dus^ial plane higher than that of mere
self-support. VVe should have to seafch
hlstbry’*pretfy thoroughly to find Instan
ces where In so brief a time changes i of
such magnitude and meaning In a nation
have taken plabe.*’’
Secretary Herbert said in his speech
last night that the circulation per cupita
in the-United States was $21 and some
cents. The report of the Treasury de
partment issued, bearing date October
1, 1S95, which we have before us, says
the circulation per capita is only $22.57.
Again we say if the cannon balls miss
the mark as far as the secretary misses
the figures, the enemy need not tremble
in their boots.
The Armenian question has reached
an acute stage. A British fleet threat
ening Constantinople will soon bring the
sublime Port* to terms if the Turkish
government Is able to control its fanat
ical subjects. The Sultan will no doubt
promise all the.reforms demanded, but,
as in the case of the late Khedive of
Egypt, he may not be able to transform
his subjects Into rational, obedient and
tolerating beings,. Great Britain was
compelled to take possession of Egypt In
order to preserve order and civilization,
and It is within the bounds of probability
that the Christian powers will overthrow
the Ottoman Empire or divide it among
themselves. All the indications point in
that direction.
Lord Salisbury is determined to carry
out the policy of his predecessor. Lord
Rosebery, and of Mr. Gladstone as re
spects safeguards for the Armenians
and other Christians resident in Turkey.
He demands radical reforms, and in
sists that the proposed reforms shall be
carried out by a mixed commission, of
which three members are to be appointed
by the powers. The Sultan will attempt
to reject this proposal, but he must ei
ther acquiesce or witness a bombardment
at Constantinople similar to that of Al
exandria. He can expect assistance or
rescue from no quarter. The German
Emperor advises him to acquiesce. Rus
sia and France have informed him that
they indorse the attitude of England.
In this matter the sympathy of the en
tire Christian world is with Great Brit
ain. I i
The report of the Treasury department
issued October 1, 1895, reckons the popu
lation of the United States at 70,253,000,
and says the per capita clreulatioh is
$22. Mr. Herbert on (October 9 says the
circulation per capita is $24. The honor
able secretary only missed the mark
$144,506,000—a pretty close shot for an
advocate of the sole gold standard.
Russia is determined to reap the fruits
of the gallant war waged by Japan
against China. Her aim is to build the
eastern end of the great Siberian railroad
south through Manchuria to some ter
minus much further south even th^n
Port Lazareff, and to occupy also the
district of Manchuria and Liao-Tutig
east of the track. Russia would thus
gain possession of Port Arthur, easily
the strongest strategic point on the Yel
low sea, and would star as Corea’s pro
tector by making the hermit kingdom
an independent power. Indeed, it begins
to look as If she were aiming to make
Port Arthur the Pacific terminus of her
new road, which she would have no diffi
culty at the same time In converting into
a vastly strong place of arms; and, of
course, she would be too considerate of
China's feelings to split Chinese terri
tory with her railroad tracks, and there
fore she would absorb all the territory
that once was China's to the eastward.
The Great Bear of the North and John
Bull have no hesitancy in stepping into
every quarrel and carrying off the lion's
share. Perhaps it is better for the spread
of civilization.
According to the Treasury report just
out there was in circulation on October
j 1, 1804, $69,445,473 more than on October
1, 1895. Why the necessity for such con
traction, and how does this coincide
with the platform pledge to expand the
circulating medium?
Every member of the Alabama press
will sympathize with Secretary J. Asa
Rountree. His young and beautiful wife
was too unwell to attend the meeting of
the Press Association, and yesterday Mr.
Rountree received a telegram informing
him that since his departure from home
his wife had grown worse, and at 4
o’clock yesterday afternoon he bid adieu
todiis brethren of the press and returned
home to the bedside of his lovely com
panion. The State Herald Joins with the
host of friends of this rising young man
in hoping that'he found his life compan
ion better, and that she may soon recover
entirely. _
When Mr. Herbert In his speech last
night told his audience that the wages
i of bricklayers In Mexico was only $6 per
week a laborer present was beard to re
mark that he worked In Mexico recently
and received $7 per day. The laborer
ought to know.
Ma.i. W. W. Screws of the Montgomery
Advertiser is the most venerable look
ing member of the Alabama Press Asso
ciation, and has many warm personal
friends in its ranks.
Time was when men In Birmingham
who owned the most real estate were ac
counted the wealthiest. That time is
coming again, and that in the near'fu
ture. •__
There are very few lawyers past mid
dle age at the Birmingham bar, but we
probably have the ablest bar in Alabama.
She Was Sorry for Him.
San Francisco Examiner.
Bearing flowers In her hand, a woman
came to the cell of a murderer.
“Poor man,” she said. "I'm sorry for
you," and shed a, tear on the corridor
"You ought to be, madam," responded
the murderer courteously. “These cruel
iron bars shut me off from’-the privilege
of killing a she fool.':
Still weeping, the woman was led away
by the jailer.
Needs Fixing.
Our civilization should be readjusted
So that even an ordinary citizen cannot
be stolen out of house and home by law.
—Galveston News.
Clayton Courier: The farmers who
have been In town this week report that
over half the cotton crop In this section
has been gathered and sold.
Claytoh Courier: The cotton crop In
this section will be smaller than has here
tofore been reported. One redeeming
feature is they are getting better prices
fur it than last year.
Abbeville Times: Messrs. Calloway,
Kirkland, Robertsand Tiller of our town
have each a very fine hog. All who have
seen them say they will now weigh 400
pounds net, and they are only 10 months
old. Can anybody beat these?
Huntsville Mercury: Willie Hanford,
the 14-year-old son of Mr. D. W. Graham,
was gathering pecans in his father's yard
on Meridianville pike yesterday evening,
and was accidentally shot by a small
pistol in the hands of young Walter
Lynch. The wound Is only a slight one,
the bullet being so small, and Lanford
will be out again soon it Is hoped.
Centrevllle Press: Quite a sad accident
happened near Randolph on Tuesday.
The eldest daughter of Mrs. Viney Good
win, who was subject to tits, went to the
spring for some water, accompanied by
a younger sister, and while there fell
down with a tit with her face in the wa
ter. The younger sister being frightened,
ran off, and when they returned found
that she, the elder sister, had drowned.
The Press extends Its sympathy to the
bereaved family.
Abbeville Times: Monday a week ago
while Mr. Bill Saunders was repairing
the Goolsby bridge, near Henry Ethridge,
across the Abbey creek, he was right
badly hurt by the bridge tailing in and
a piece of timber striking him. He was
under the bridge preparing a temporary
prop and had a couple o£ darkies working
on the bridge tearing up the floor, when,
without a moment's warning the bridge
fell in, killing one of the negroes instant
ly, and he was hurt himself.
Tuskaloosa Times: John, Will. Henry
and Josh Williams are the names of three
sons and the old man, who were lodged
in jail yesterday accused of hog stealing.
They were arrested by Mr. Charles Shir
ley. The stealing occurred near Mr.
Yerby's. The hogs belonged to an old
colored man. Andrew Foster. They were
reported to have had the hogs in a pen
in the swamps. There were five hogs
stolen. Hog stealing is getting to be
very common, and should be looked af
Tuskaloosa Times: George Story, a
negro employed by the Alabama Great
Southern as a freight brakeman, lost a
portion of his foot yesterday morning by
being run over by northbound passenger
train No. 6. Story was under the influ
ence of liquor, and boarded the train at
the station for the purpose of seeing the
porter. He remained aboard until the
train reached the limit of the yard near
the section house, when, upon leaping
from the train, his foot slipped beneath
the wheels and was ground to a jelly.
Readers Highly Pleased With the State
Herald—Newsy Notes.
Kennedy, Oct. 8.—(Special Correspond
ence.)—The several Issues of your paper
which have been received to date have
given general satisfaction and our little
town wishes you much success in your
new venture.
The advance in the price of cotton has
caused it to come in rapidly. Some gins
are running night and day. Receipts to
date, about 400 bales. While our cotton
crop is short, the farmers as a rule will
be in better condition than they have
been for several years.
Messrs. McPherson and Bell of Annis
ton are making Kennedy their headquar
ters during the cotton season, represent
ing S. M. Inman & Co. and Howell Cotton
company of Alabama respectively.
The Misses Vail of Mississippi left for
home last night qfter a pleasant visit to
On Saturday last Dr. Baird accepted
the pastorship of the Baptist church at
this place for the next year, much to the
satisfaction of the entire membership.
Dr. Baird has been with us for several
years and has endeared himself to all.
Mr. F. M. Berry of Cannon has opened
a branch store at this place, which will
be managed by his son.
The United States government has al
ways been the foremost to recognize the
belligerent rights of revolutionists. It
was the iirst to acknowledge the rights of
the South American rebels against Spain,
and later recognized their independence
as states. It was the first to recognize
modern Greece as a nation, and when
Texas revolted against Mexico acknowl
edged her independence. So now with re
spect to Cuba. The United States and
tire governments of Europe might join
in a recognition of the belligerency of the
insurgents and consider that they had
won their way so far that they were en
titled to recognition, but this would not
stop Spain in her attempt to put down
the rebellion.—Chicago Times-Heraid,
Senator Sherman, the ablest republican
now In public life, said when the Mc
Kinley bill was under consideration that
if in any schedule the Increased duties
led to the formation or the strengthen
ing of trusts and monopolies, a danger
which he feared, he would vote to re
peal the protection thus abused. The
formation of a paper trust would be a
sufficient provocation to such action,
independent of any scheme of general
tariff reform, which the public sentiment
of the country desires to have postponed
for four or five years in the interest of
business stability and peace. No trust
must be permitted to put a tax on read
ing.—New York World.
The Spaniards are making a great fight
In Cuba, attacking hospitals and shoot
ing down sick, crippled and wounded
men and nurses. That may be glorious
warfare—from a Spanish point of view;
but other civilized people will be apt to
look upon such fighting as barbarous
and Infamous. The attack upon the Cu
ban hospital reported in our dispatches
this morning will do far more harm to
the Spanish cause than that of Cuba.—
Savannah News.
The old Confederate Bl111 remains a
positive factor of our social, political and
business life, and it will be a long-time
before he will a back number. He is able
to hold his own in Wall street, or otTa
Texas ranch, and if Cuba needs his aid
he will show that he can wield a sword
as vigorously as in the old days. The
toast of every genuine American should
be: “The old Confederate. God bless him;
he's as strong for the union today as any
man in it.”—Atlanta Constitution. Dem.
Col. A. L. Rives of Albemarle county.
Virginia, father of Mrs. Amelie Rivers
Candler, has forwarded his resignation
as superintendent of the Panama Rail
road company.
Young and Candid.
With loving look her dimpled arms
About my neck she did entwine.
And raised her losy. rogulsii lips
Up temptingly ><uite near to mine.
Who could resist such proffered bliss?
[ could—and did. Her age was three.
And tier wee mouth was too stuck up
With candy to be kissed, you Bee.
—Kansas City Journal.
An artificial larynx has been invented
by Professor Stuart of the University of
Sydney, and tried with success on a
man who had. lost his voice. The mech
anism can be regulated so as to make tiie
voice soprano, tenor, contralto or bass,
at will.
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U1. S. Gov’t Report
Absolutely pure
Let up on lamentations.
Indolence Is a tiresome task.
The keenest satire is always kind.
The warship follows the missionary.
The fool helps the sharper to live by his
The politics of the partisan is his reli
Some worthless mortals are very cheap
It is not stove wood the dark horse is
There are always enough candidates to
go around.
Man is always for the down dog if he
owns him.
One person cannot hand over his laurels
to another.
Jack frost always comes in with an
odor of mothine.
Some people keep their temper because
anger does not pay.
Qood nature lasts a long time, but it
wears out after a while.
Every mart should learn something
whether he needs it or not.
If you lend a talkative person your ear
he will let you keep your tongue.
There are men who are too stingy to
pay a compliment even to a pretty girl.
When a lusher finds that his good reso
lutions will not hold water he tries beer.
It an idle brain Is the devil’s workshop
then Satan keeps his shop in very bad or
A Chicago man has been whipped by
his wife, but she did not kick him and he
still lives.
Society journals are discussing again
the recklessness of long engagements.
The conclusion seems to be that an en
gagement should last only long enough
to enable the young woman to see wheth
er she can do any better.
“Some men.” says the Manayunk Phil
osopher, “never have any spirit till after
death.”—Philadelphia Record.
It is hard to believe that a man is tell
ing the truth when you know you would
lie were you in hfs place.—Boston Tran
Gladys—So Charley has at last popped
the question, eh? Gwendolin—"Popped”
is hardly the word. I had to draw It out.
"Here.” says the Irish bartender, “is
some whisky that can’t be bate.” “Sor
ry,” responded Fisher; "I wanted it for
bait.”—Indianapolis Journal.
"He didn't have the sand to propose,
did he, Bessie?" "Yes, but she rejected
him. She said that while he had the
sand to propose, he didn’t have the rocks
to marry.”—Harper’s Bazar.
Old Jealousboy (furiously)—Now, mad
am, I demand of you, who is that young
man? I saw him just slinking out of the
back door! Wife—Ha! ha! Why, that's
the new cook in her bicycle costume!—
On reaching a certain spot the driver
turned round on his seat and observed to
the passengers: “From this . point the
road is only accessible to mules and don
keys; I must, therefore, ask the gentle
men to get out and proceed on foot.—
Fliegende Blaetter.
The poets longs for things beyond
The common, vulgar sort;
If the poet did less longing, he
Would not be quite so short.
—Washington Star.
Didn't Want to Be Hurried.
New York Herald.
Mrs. Bingo—I’ve invited some people
here tonight to play whist.
Bingo (vexed)—Whai on earth did you
do that for? You know I never play.
Mrs. Bingo—I know It, my dear; but
some of your friends will drop in, and so
I ordered some beer for you in the back
room, and you can sit in there while we
are playing.
Bingo—All right, but I have one favor
to ask of you.
Mrs. Bingo—What Is that?
Bingo—Make it a long game.
Young gentlemen having ambition to
play orchestral or band instruments of
any kind should consult Professor Weber
at the Birmingham College of Music.
Splendid opportunity.
6-23-tf _
Notice to the Public.
The undersigned having bought at re
ceiver's sale, on September 26, the entire
stock of undertaking and livery of the
late firm of Warner & Smiley, we will
continue the business at the old stand,
312, 316 and 318 North Twentieth street,
tinder the firm name of Warner, Smiley
& Co., undertakers and livery. We have
just received a large stock of fine cas
kets, coffins, robes, etc., and can furnish
anything in that line.
We have a No. 1 licensed undertaker.
Our doors are open day and night. Our
ambulance will continue to run as here
tofore and Is at the command of the pub
lic when wanted.
We have had the livery stable put in
thorough repair, many new box stalls
made, and are well prepared to board
horses at a very low price. It will pay
you to call.
The New York World has been writing
to congressmen ,to poll their votes for
and against recognition, and so far there
seems little opposition to recognition. It
Is remarked that European nations rec
ognized the belligerent rights of the Con
federate States within a year of the out
break of the rebellion and accepted their
representatives at court. There is little
doubt that if the Cubans can continue
to hold on until congress assembles their
belligerency will be recognized, and then
their chances for success against their
brutal taskmasters will be vastly im
proved.—St. Joseph News, Rep.
"Pegamoid” Is a pro'duct recently
placed on the market in Europe, which,
applied to materials of any kind renders
them absolutely waterproof. From the
most delicate silks to the coarsest woven
goods; for paper, carpetB and all matters
of upholstery, for book covers or leather,
this wonderful discovery claims to be
able to render them absolutely water
proof. The flexibility of the goods is in
no wise endangered, and an umbrella, be
it of the finest silk, is said to be Imper
vious by treatment with this process. It
is claimed for pegamoid that it will not
rot. as rubber does, and that ladies clad
In the daintiest of silks of the most del
icate colors can fearlessly expose them to
a fierce rainstorm without any danger of
damage to the fabric.
Polanders Celebrating.
Savannah, Ga., Oct. 9.—The Polanders
In Savanah are today celebrating the
116th anniversary of the death of Gen.
Count Casimtr Pulaski, who fell while
defending Savannah against the British
in the battle of Spring Hill in 1779. The
Pulaski monument in Montgomery
square Is handsomely decorated with
flags, the national colors of the United,
States and Poland entwined.
The celebration will culminate in the
organization of a branch «X the Polish
national alllanea
John M. Martin Speaks Upon the Resolu
tions on the Death of Jas. E. Hawkins.
The following remarks were made by
Hon. John M. Martin upon the presen
tation of the resolutions on the death of
Hon. James E. Hawkins at a recent
meeting of the Birmingham bar:
1 feel it a duty to say something at this
time, when resolutions adopted by the
Birmingham bar upon the occasion of
the death of our brother, Janus E. Haw
kins, are presented, and you are asked
to order them spread upon the minutes
court. The occasion suggests,
and all of our surroundings prompt me
to say something of the distinguished
member of our bar who has been taken
from us.
Many years ago Williamson Hawkins,
the grandfather of our deceased fri nd,
came, to Alabama, before our state had
a name or place among her sister states.
His wile came with him, dressed in
homespun and riding upon a sled. Wheth
er this style of dressing was due to
straightened financial condition, and the
mode ol traveling due to the condition
of the roads or the absence of anything
but an Indian trail, matters not; two he
roic spirits oame to Alabama to fell th«
forests and help to build up our noble
commonwealth. Nor did poverty or al
most impenetrable forests long affect
them, for very soon they became very
rich, and were "front and foremost" in
every good work and commanded the
respect and enjoyed yie love and admi
ration of their neighbors. It was natural
and "Just like him" for such a father to
bred his son Nathaniel to the profession
of medicine, who afterwards held a high
place amongst the physicians of his day
and generation. Am I not correct in say
ing, then, that James E. Hawkins was
one of the first fruits of Jefferson county
and did he not come to us imbued with
all the ardor of the pioneer; with the en
terprise. industry, hospitality and dar
ing of Ills forefathers? Bred to the legal
profession, he was a practicing attorney
In Elyton before Birmingham existed in
the brain of her future builders. After
wards, as one of Alabama’s lawmakers,
he rendered valuable services to his na
tive state, and as a lawyer he took a
high place amongst his brethren; but it
was reserved for him as a solicitor in this
court to win enduring reputation of a
very high order. I do not hesitate to say
this In the hearing of your honor, for
you know so fully how honest he was,
and how faithful to the state; he never
suffered a guilty man to escape for want
of a vigorous prosecution; and yet he
was Just and generous to the erring, and
could quickly see the line which sepa
rated the thoughtless, indiscreet, hieli
tempered man from him whose devilish
malignity, or want of enlightened moral
nature made the deed deserving the
pains and penalties of the law’.
Our deceased brother was a boon com
panion, for he entered heartily Into the
enjoyments of his friends and contrib
uted so much to the happiness all about
him. He had remarkable strength of
intellect, and his judgment was so dis
criminating, his perception so acute, that
heBeemedto have long before studied the
men and matters engaging his attention,
although the former was but an ac
quaintance of yesterday and the latter
a subject Just submitted to him.
The loss of such a man, whether as
citizen, friend, or husband and father we
view him, is very greit; and yet he lived
until his virtues, his Intellect and his
true nobility of soul were all well known
and fully appreciated; he lived until all
wljo knew him forgot his faults and
weaknesses, for they were hut the foils
which served to illustrate the more
strikingly his strong and manly charac
Atlanta Exposition — Improved Railway
Tickets are on sale via the Southern
railway to Atlanta on account of the ex
position at rate of $8.80 for the round
trip, good returning within seven days
frfun date of sale, and $5.55 for the round
trip, good returning within fifteen days
from date of sale, and $7.55 for the round,
trip, good returning until January 7. 1896.
The exposition is now open in full force
and every one should take advantage of
the opportunity to attend.
Three trains daily, Birmingham to At
No. 38 Lv Bir. 5:55 am. Ar Atlanta 11:10 am
No. 36 Lv Bir. 2:55 pm. Ar Atlanta 8:55 pm
No. 12 Lv Bir. 12:15~am. Ar Atlanta 6:55 ami
All trains carrying Pullman sleeping
Effective October 6, the Southern has
added another train to the service be
tween Atlanta and New York. The "Ex
position Flyer" leaves Atlanta at 4 p. m.
and arrives at Washington at 11:45 a. m.
and New York at 6:23 p. m. Only twen
ty-five hours from Atlanta to New York.
Returning train leaves New York via
Pennsylvania railroad at 11 a. m. and ar
rives Atlanta 10:20 following morning.
Train will be a solid vestibule of Pull
man drawing room sleepers between New
York, Washington and Atlanta and first
class vestibule coaches between Atlanta
and Washington.
The schedule of No. 36, known as the
"United States Fast Mail,” has been
changed between Atlanta and Washing
ton, lessening the time out between At
lanta and New York. Train now leaves
Atlanta at 11:15 p. m. and arrives Wash
ington at 9:40 p. m.. New York 6:23 a m.
For information apply to
L. A. SHIPMAN, T. P. A.,
10-10-tf 2201 First Avenue.
Purify your blood, tone up the system
and the digestive organs by taking
Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Now Is the Time.
Birmingham basic iron has been given
another test in Pittsburg, this time by
the Jones & McLaughlin company, a con
cern that rivals Carnegie’s. The steel
making qualities of the iron were again
pronounced first-class. Now for the mor
al: If you want to catch on to Birming
ham’s third boom start at once.—Mobile
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