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The largest theater in the world ia the (
new opera house in Paris. It covers
nearly three acres of ground, its cubic
mass is 4.287,000 feet; it cost about 100,
000,000 francs.
The largest ship in the world is the
Great Eastern. The construe*ion com
menced May 1. 1X51 and completed No
vember 3, 1857. She has eight engiwes.ea
pable in actual work of 11,006 horse pow
er, and has besides twenty auxiliary en
gines. She is HSO feet long, 83 feet broad.
60 feet deep, beng 28,627 Ions burden. 18,
015 gross and 13.344 net register.
The largest PANT-KltY in the world,
where they make PANTS to order tor
MEN, is In Birmingham. Ala., located
at 1903% Second Avenue. ..
A1 Wilgoi)
Occupies the “entike” building.
CASH Works Wonders.
The Venezuelan Question Had to Be Ended' at
Once Ev^n if Force Had to Be UtcJ,
Said Mr Chamberlain,
London, Oct. 19—The St. James Ga
zette says it is in a position to state that
Lord Salisbury has sent an ultimatum to
President Crispo of Venezuela demand
ing reparation for the arrest of police
men at Urauan and-statins? the terms Up
on which Great lirltain will definitely de
termine the boundary dispute with Vene
zuela. The ultimatum is either on the
way to Venezuela or possibly has b>»
this time been actually delivered. Lord
Salisbury and Mr. Chamberlain, colonial
secretary, the Gazette says, decided upon
the final course in the matter-before Mr.
Chamberlain started on his vacation a
month ago, and both agreed that it was
necessary to end the frontier dispute at
once even if it had to be accomplished by
Destructive Storms.
Rome, Oct. 19.—The violent storms
which have prevailed along the coasts of
Italy and In the Interior have resulted in
fhe death of fifty persons und injury to
hundreds of others, while the damage to
property is almost incalculable.
All Quiet in Madagascar.
London, Oct. 19.—A dispatch from Port
Louis Maritius says that the conduct of
the French troops at Atartanrivo, the
capital of Madagascar, is moat exem
plary, and that all of the Europeans
there are safe from molestation. The
London missionaries there are well.
HerrDorn’s Punishment.
Berlin, Oct. 19.—The Vorwaerts an
nounces that Herr Dorn, a member of
the reichstag for Dresden, has been sen
tenced to ten months Imprisonment for
lese. majeste, to be released at the ex
piration of that term upon furnishing
sureties in the sum of 10,000 marks for
his future good behavior.
A Southern Railway Official Sentenced.
Paris, Oct. 19.—Senator Edmund Mog
nier, who surrendered himself to the
police three weeks ago to answer charges
in connection with the Southern railway
scandals, was today pronounced guilty,
but with extenuating circumstances. He
was sentenced to a year's Imprisonment
and to pay a fine of 100 francs.
Shipwrecked Sailor ■ Rescued.
London, Oct. 19.—The British steamer
Azouv, Captain Jones, from Philadelphia
October 7 for Sanona, put into Fayal to
day and landed twelve members of the
crew of the Portuguese bark Josephlna,
Captain Velho, which left Savannah Sep
tember 18 for Lisbon and Oporto and
foundered at sea.
Japanese Officials Recalled.
Yokohama, Oct. 19.—It is announced
here^ that on October 14 Viscount Muira,
Japanese minister to Korea, and other
members of the Japanese legation, to
gether with a number of military offi
cers at Seoul, were recalled. A report
that the Japanese Soshl were implicated
In the murder of the queen of Korea is
The Rioting in Qoa.
Madrid. Oct. 19.—A dispatch from Lis
bon to the Imparclal says that the gov
ernor of Goa has telegraphed to his gov
ernment that Portuguese troops have
joined the rebels and are pillaging In
all directions. The local officials have
fled. The governor, a few officers and
civil servants and a police force occupy
a fortified position in the eapltol.
Dispersed the Rebels (?)
Havana, Oct. 19.—A government col
umn under Colonel Oliver has dispersed
600 rebels commanded by Careylo Va
rona. The insurgents made a stubborn
resistance. They were first attacked at
Cien Rosas In the Remedios district, re
treating thence to the Julia plantation,
then to the Santa Rosa plantation and
then to the Loma Parejo plantation. The
troops dislodged them from all these
positions, whereupon the rebels dis
persed. As a result of the encounters
thirty rebels were killed and It is sup
posed that the rebels carried off many
wounded. The government’s loss was
one killed and six wounded. Including
two officers. The troops captured a large
number of saddled horses, a quantity of
arms, etc.
John W. Mackay, Jr. Dead.
Paris, Oct. 19.—John W. Mackay. Jr.,
eldest son of John W. Mackay of San
Francisco, died this morning from in
juries received by being thrown from his
horse yesterday. The body will be sent
to San Francisco for burial.
Details of Mr. MacKay’s Death.
Paris, Oct. 19.—The particulars of the
accident to Mr. John W. MaoK&y, Jr.,
which resulted in his death this morning,,
are: Mr. MacKay was at his country cha-'
tau at Mange, in the department of
Sarthe. With three friends, who were
his guests, he arranged a horse race to
be run on a circular track at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon, each to rlcte his
own horse. Mr. MacKay’s horse got be
yond his rider's control and bolted the
track, throwing MacKay violently to the
ground. As he plunged forward he
struck against the butt of a tree, head
foremost.. He was picked up and car
ried into the chateau, where he was
worked over assiduously in an endeavor
to restore him to consciousness, but all
of the restorative effects were In vain.
He died at 9:30 o’clock last night, about
six hours after the accident. There was
no member of his family present whsn he
died. Mr. MacKay’s fi.ther and mother
were notified of his di.ath this morning
an the body will be transferred tomor
row to the Rue Tilset, in Paris, where
Mr. MacKay has ordered the erection of
a catafalque to receive it, around which
lighted candles will be burned.
The Constitutional Convention. •
Columbia, S. C., Oct. 19.—When the con
vention met this morning the articles on
finance and taxation was again taken
up. A provision was put in to exempt
from taxation all educational, rel.gious
and charitable institutions when the
profits did not go to private gain. There
was another long discussion over the
matter ns to how long state bonds should
run, settled the night previous by re
quiring that they should run not less
than twenty or more than forty years.
It resulted in the minimum limitation
being stricken out. Mr. Mamahan’s ordi
nance to establish a department of roads
and forestry produced a lively debate,
but was killed by a vote of G1 to <7. The
convention at 2:30 adjourned until Mon
day noon next.
Received by Fowlkes & Myatt—Tbe Largest
Original Olive Package Ever Re
ceived fn Birmingham.
Fowlkes & Myatt received yesterday a
' pipe" or cask of imported olives In orig
inal package, put up in Spain. The pipe
contains 169 gallons, weighing 1630
pounds. This is the largest shipment of
olives ever received in Rlrmingham.
When it is remembered that olives are
sold as a rule in half and pints the im
mensity of the above amount is appre
ciated; and when it is considered that
in bulk and in pint package they cart be
sold for about one-half the price as In
small quanties the trade will naturally
see and take advantage of the saving.
By way of parenthesis may be added
that these popular grocerymen are pre
paring for the opening of another new
feature in the commercial field here in
their line. But Fowlkes & Myatt already'
enjoy the picked trade of the city and
suburbs, and being fully aware that this
is the age not only of progress, but to
sell the best goods for the least money,
anything new they may do is not more
than the trading public naturally expects
of them.
the U. S. Gov t Reports
show Royal Baking Powder
superior to all others.
Fifteen Hundred of Them Assembled and Rev
olted in Wilmington.
Wilmington. Del., Oct. 19.—A represen
tative gathering of 1500 persons met at
the opera house this evening to express
sympathy for Cuba. One hundred were
on the stage, including prominent busi
ness men and politicians. Among them
were Col. i£. L. .Martin, ex-member of
congress; Rev. 1,. K. Barrett; Rev. Rob
ert Watt; Herbert H. W’ard, counsel for
the Cubans in their trial here; Adjutant
General Hart of the state militia; Rev.
Merritt Hullfert; Gonzales Detpjeseda,
president of the Cuban junta, M. Fkltd
Rierra; Dr. J. W. GuIIeras. The opera
house was profusely decorated with flags
and bunting and enthusiasm and una
nimity characterized the proceedings.
The following resolutions were adopt
Whereas, As free citizens of the state
of Delaware we are in mass meeting as
sembled for the purpose of . voicing our
sympathy with the struggle of the people!
of the island of Cuba for independence
and self government.
Whereas, As the history of the present
and all former revolts of Cuba in the
rule of Spain shows that the attempts
of the Spanish government to retain Its
dominion of that island are marked by
such cruelties and inhumanities as are
not by the laws of nations permitted or
practiced in civil warfare; now therefore
be it
Resolved, That we extend to the Cu
bans now in revolt our full and sincere
sympathy with their present contpst for
political freedom; that as free citizens of
a free country in exercise of our right of
petition and in the name of humanity
we respectfully ask our national govern
ment as soon as it is consistent with in
ternal obligations to recognize the Cu
ban revolutionists as belligerents to the
end that a recognized status of belliger
ency may appeal to the common judg
ment of the civilized world for a mitiga
tion of the merciless character of the
warfare waged against them.
We have just received a car
load of 3000 baskets fresh Con
cord grapes direct from the
vineyards on Lake Erie. Mer
chants’ orders solicited.
Bulldozing Japan.
Berlin, Oct. 19.—A dispatch to the Co
logne Gazette from St. Petersburg says
that the diplomatic representatives of
Russia, France and Germany at Toko
will within a few days hand to *the Jap
anese an identical note In regard to the
evacuation by Japan of the Liao Tung
territory. This event, it is stipulated by
the powers, must take place within three
months after the payment to Japan by
China of the sum of 30,000 taels indem
nity, and shall be in no wise dependent
upon the conclusion by Japan of a com
mercial treaty with China. The entire
freedom of navigation In the Forjnoea
channel is also to be assured by Japan.
Fine line of gloves, and chil
dren’s hats a specialty at
(Old stand),
1928 Second Avenue
A Desperate Brute.
Webster, la., Oct. 19.—A double murder
and the wounding of Sheriff Woolsey of
Webster county occurred last night at
the coal mining town of Lehigh, near this
city. Reed Smith, a mulatto, In a fit of
Jealousy clubbed his wife In a horrible
manner Thursday night and she died
yesterday. When Sheriff Woolsey ar
rived at Smith's house he submitted to
arre9t, but asked to be allowed to go to
an adjoining room for his coat. When he
emerged he was armed with a gun. With
one bullet he severed an ear off the sher
iff and fatally wounded a woman who
happened to be In the house. He escaped
and Is being pursued. *
Best Family Medicine.
Mr. C. N. Jones,Girard* Ala., says, May
16, 1S9S: "I was suffering from Catarrh
In the head and was cured by King’s
Royal Qermetuer. We keep It all tna
time, and believe that It Is the best fam
ily medicine there Is on the market t6
Qermetuer suits all ages In the home.
It Is so pleasant to take that all like It.
It Is so harmless that the tenderest
babe and most delicate Invalids are al
ways safe in using It.
It cures when all else fails. New pack
age, large bottles, 108 doses, $1. For
sale by druglsts.
For Sale Cheap.
Thirty acres of land near Bessemer.
,W. O. LINDSEY. Florence Hotel.
The Turkish Question Is Ap
proaching a Crisis.
According; Interviews. With the Russian
French, Austrian, Turkish, Chineseand
Other Foreign Ministers.
London, Oct. 19.—Much interest has
been excited in diplomatic and political
circles by the return to London of the
Hon. Schomberg M. McDonnel, the pri
vate secretary of Lord Salisbury, who
was not generally known to have left
England. It transpired that he returned
on Wednesday from a secret mission to
Constantinople. Outside of the mort In
timate foreign office circles his presence
in Constantinople was kept a close se
cret, ami the fact that he had been sent
on a mission to the Turk.Sh capital was
not known to either the English or Eu
ropean press.
Though nothing is known officially as
to the result of his mission. It Is sig
nificant that coincident with his presence
here tha official apprehension regarding
the gravity ol' the situation in Turkey
has increased. According to thoroughly
liable Information the Mohammedan
reform party, whch aims at the deposi
tion of the sultan and the formation of a
government under a constitution, relies
upon the support of Great Britain in
the event of a revolution proving eveti
partly successful. On the other hand. It
Is understood that the sultan has ob
tained the assurance that three powers
will support him against any movement
tending to anarchy if he a-dheres faith
fully to his Armenian compact. No in
terference of the allied powers can go
beyond the moral support without rup
turing the alliance, owing to the diversity
of the Interests involved, with a view to
striking In when the upheaval of the
Turks comes. Austria has joined the ex
isting entente between Great Britain,
Russia and France. In high official cir
cles here the undoubted expectation Is
that a climax in the fate of the Turks
will not long be delayed.
The archbishop of Canterbury an
nounces that a Pan-Angliclan will be con
vened in Lambeth palace, the arch-Epis
copal residence. In 1897. It is thirty years
since the last conference of the kind was
The Standard says that the conference
will be invested with peculiar power, in
view of the overtures the Vatican has
made to England on questions that have
not been stirred since the revolution of’
1688. It Is ol' the'highest importance that
the Church of England should demon
strate to the world that Anglicanism Is
a distinct, powerful and independent
branch of the church Catholic, and that
It is entitled to negotiate with Rome on
a footing of perfect equality*. It will be
particularly interesting. It adds, to hear
what the bishops of the great trans
Atlantic republic have to say and to
lesm whether tfrey think any possible re
union with Ryme would Le too dearly
purchased. The conference ought to
bring home to the people the fact that
the Anglican Is the mother church of a
great Catholic communion that is spread
over the world.
The bishop of London, preaching yes
terday at St. Paul's, declared that any
attempt to effect a reunion with Rome
or the dissenters would rend the English
church In twain.
Today's dispatches from Constantino
ple concur In the assertion that the Sul
tan is keenly alive to the dangers me
nacing his personal safety, and that he is
ready to resort to the severest measures
as soon as his enemies afford him a pre
text for action.
What elements of organization exist
among the Moslem reformers or whether
they are sufficient to enable them mak
ing a concerted movement against the
palace remains unknown. The advices
received here refer vaguely to the old and
young Turkish parties, but so completely
fail to indicate how these parties are
constituted as to leave the Impression
that nothing worthy of the name of a
real party can be found In Turkey. The
strongest clique opposed to the palace Is
said to be desirous of replacing the Sul
tan by his youngest brother. Prince
Suleiman Effindi, who was born January
12, 1861, passing over Mohammed Effendi,
his second brother, who is the heir ap
parent to the throne. It is contended
that the exclusive harem education that
the latter has been given has unfitted
him to cope with the desperate fortunes
of the empire.
Native capitalists, who are most likely
to know what Is passing, are selling
everything that they possess In the em
pire. Some of them are even clearing oast
with their households for Egypt. The
Greek ring In Constantinople view the
approaching storm with alarm, and are
sending their families to Athens so that
they will be In a place of safety when the
Storm clouds burst.
The Rt Hon. George J. Goschen. first
lord of the admiralty, had a conference
with Prime Minister Salisbury yester
day in relation to the retention of the
British fleet at the Island of Lemnos,
which Is within convenient striking dis
tance of the Turkish QapltaJ. Both Lord
Salisbury and Mr. Goschen will leave
London today, but their absence will ex
tend only over Sunday. The situation Is
such that Lord Salisbury Is not'allowed
a day’s respite. Since Wednesday he has
been obliged to accord interviews with the
Russian, French, Austrian and Turkish
ambassadors and the Chinese and other
ministers. Since Mr. Gosohen's return
from the continent orders have been sent
to Gibralter to expedite the construction
of the new docks .there for .the use of the
British Mediterranean squadron. Whether
or not Gibralter is of the first stragettc
importance, the government treats it as
a great naval basils for the future struggle
for supremacy In tlje Mediterranean.
Two thousand men have been working on
the new dock, and this number will be
inoreased under the Instructions that
have been sent to those who have charge
of the works.
50c Per Hundred for the Best
The cheapest price the same
grade was ever sold any dis
tance from the coast. Every
body is buying ’em.
20th street,
Near Morris avenue.
10-20-2t •_
The Wellfare of Miners and Railroad Men
Was Considered.
Baltimore, Oct. 19.—The delegates were
prompt in their attendance on the open
ing session of the second day of the great
white ribbon conclave at Music hall. The
auditorium was well filled with represen
tatives and visitors when Miss Willard
tapped the desk wljh the gavel. Devo
tional services were conducted by Mrs.
Annie M. Palmer, national evangelist of
Iowa. After the routine business was
dlanosed of the methods ot nromotlnc
our ^ytinciplea were discussed. This is
, the way in which the reports of the na
! tional superintendence of the Woman's
I Ch^stlan Temperance union are deslg
, nated. The reading of th.se papers occii
i PM the greater portion of the morning
> session.
Mrs. Winnie F. English of Illinois read
an Interesting paper on work among
miners, the opening sentence of which
was: "This department of the Woman’s
Christian Temperance union is in the
field to assist in molding the 600.000 of
miners In the United States into the
Christian: citizens.” Tha speaker de
scribed the means employed in reaching
the miners.
“Railroad Employes" was the text of
a paper read by Mrs. C. M. Woodward
of Nebraska. She Implored the prayers
of the pastors for this class of men, of
whom there were, she said, a round 1,000,
000 in the United States whose circum
stances prevented their attending serv
For the evangelistic department Mlrs
Elizabeth Greenwood of Brooklyn. N.
Y., made a detailed report, in which she
said that 56,113 meetings had been held
during the year; more than 5000 individ
ual calls made; 4675 services held in
churches; 5246 conversions reported, and
upwards of 3,000,000 pages of evangelistic
literature distributed.
Mrs. Katherine Lente Stephenson of
Boston reported on literature and em
phasized the need of a fund for the free
distribution of Woman’s Christian Tem
perance union publications.
Rev. Hr. Spence of Tennessee, presi
dent of the only temperance university in
the world, brought the greetings of the
faculty and 342 students of the Harrlmin
university. He was warmly received,
and a resolution indorsing the college he
represented was adopted.
A discussion of proposed amendments
to the constitution occupied the remain
ing time of the morning session. Among
the amendments adopted by the neces
sary two-thirds vote was one providing
for the election of a vice-president at
The afternoon was devoted to an evan
gelistic mass meeting in the main hall
and various eommittbe meetings In the
other parts of the house.
Puncture-Proof Bicycle Tires.
The Puneture-Proof Tire company,
Quincy, 111., are now ready to place upon
the market an absolutely puncture-proof
pneumatic tire, having at the same time
resllllency and speed. These tires have
been fully tested and are no experiment.
They are hose pipe tire; can be had any
size wanted and be used on any rim. No
repair outfits are necessary. No punc
tures to repair.
Riders interested in this Improvement
can receive sample section of tire and full
particulars by addressing the Puncture
Proof Tire company. Quincy, 111.
The Insurgents Have Captured a Spanish
Vessel—Several Fights Reported.
Santiago de Cuba. Oct. 14,. via Key
West. Fla., Oot. 19.—On the 19th Instant
a Spanish column under Colonel Colorirm
and Commander Diaz left San Luis to go
to Cnisito. On crossing the river Guan
Icum, three miles from Crlsto, they met
a band of rebels under Colonel Pena and
had a short Rattle. The Spanish retreat
ed to Sari Luis, carrying with them
twelve or thirteen wounded.
The loss of the insurgents Is not known.
The vessel captured by the insurgents
iq named the Dos .Dp Mayo, and was
taken al a place called Aserradero, eigh
teen miles from Santiago. It ha<\ been
placed there to watch the coast between
Mace and Portillo. It had a lieutenant
6f tRe navy as commander and fifteen
men. As they were in need or water the
commander stmt ten of his men ashore
In are open boat to get It. The rebels, who
were around there, surprised the men
and made them prisoners, afterwards go
ing to the Dos De Mayo, where the com
mander surrendered without making the
least resistance.
Gen. Garda Navarro, having fortified
Daiquiri, ot\p of the American mining vil
lages, went on the 11th Instant to Ju
ragua, another of the American Mining
company's villages, to fortify that also.
The American Railway company of
this city runs all Its trains empty, as pas
sengers do not dare to travel on that
road, because the rebels have threatened
to attack tihe trains "with dynamite
Yellow fever lias Increased, owing to
the heavy rains that have been falling
for the past few days, which also Inter
fere with the war operations here and at
It was rumored here that Antonio
Maceo had been wounded in the leg In
an engagement with General Echua, be
tween Bibara and Holguin, but recent
news received says that it is a false ru
We can offer you special in
ducements in school books,
both new and second-hand;
school tablets, slates and lunch
baskets. We buy for cash and
sell for cash, hence our low
prices- Comer and see us and
you will be well pleased.
Birmingham Book Co.
1908 2d avenue.
John B Roden, Manager.
Grand Jury of Coosa County Returns Thir
teen True Bills and Adjourns.
Rockford. October 18.—(Special Corre
spondence.)—Circuit court convened here
on Monday last, Judge N. D. Denson pre
siding. The judge’s charge to the grand
jury Vas an able one, and he charged
them especially against gambling and
selling whisky Illegally.
The grand Jury adjourned today, re
turning thirteen true bills. They also re
ported that the financial affairs of the
county were In good oondltlon, with a
email surplus In the treasury; that the
bonds of county officers were good and
sufficient; that the poor of the county
were well kept and received good treat
torneys on hand looking after their bus
iness in court.
pr. D. S. I.lgfhtcap of Talladega is In
tow re this week!
Dr. A. J. Massey of Woodlawn was In
town a few days this week.
Mrs. A- D. Bentley Is visiting relatives
neay Fayetteville, Ala., this week.
Mr. Allen Robinson, Who lives four
miles east of town and runs a steam gin.
had the misfortune this morning about
10 o’clock to get his entire gin and fix
tures! burned. It Is supposed that the
fire iaJght from a spark from the en
gine, as It was first discovered in the lint
room The value of the property Is
about $800 or $1000 and no Insurance, so
4t Is d complete loss. There was also a lot
of cotton that couldn't be moved In time
to be saved.
Peter A. Buyck of Wetumpka was In
townj this week.
Joseph O. Smith of Montgomery was In
town lost night. _
will make you a ring to order
in two hours. 10-17-thu.su
Earthquake Bhooks.
Colon, Oot. 19.—Great alarm has been
caused at Chlncola, In the Interior of Co
lombia, by a series of earthquakes that
have done much damage. Ten shocks
have been felt In forty-seven hours and
every building In the plaee has been more
or lees damaged. So far as heard no fa
talities have occurred, but the people
dread that the shocks are but the per
cursers of far more serious disturbances.
5022 First Avenue... ;2 Fiat Avenue.
E®diihWe are in our new store, next to our old
stand, ready to serve you.
Cl >th,
ai d
all lengths,
** to
up to
I assortment
I Misses’
in all the
new designs.
Children's Reefers
I.ong Cloaks
Prom $1.25 up
Millinery Department.
(Down Stairs.)
New Pattern Hats Are Shown
Th s We k.
OurMIU.INERY PARLOR is well lighted
and we have plenty of room to handle a
large trade. We have engaged several more
salesladies and you don't need to wait.
Prompt attention will be given you and
your orders.
500 New Sailors
Just received In WOOL and FELT, and
will be sold at lowest prices.
Special Bargains in Capes.
90 Cents.
Buys a 1 rght weight. all wool DOUBLE
CAPE—black, blue, tan.
DOUBLE CAPE, light weight cloth,
velvet collar—black, blue, tan.
$3 25.
Black beaver and ruff effect DOUBLE
CAPE, winter weight; velvet collar.
All wool ruff effect and beaver CAPE,
trimmed with Souiache braid.
Ready-made Suits and Separate Skirts.
Price $4.50 to $25.00.
Fire Store
H. A. KLINE & CO.,
1903 Second Avenue and 117 19th Sti e 3t,
rJ?wo Mammoth Stores iu One.
Have you seen our large double stores, well equipped with
all the prettier goods of the season?
LADIES, when you go shopping don’t fail to drop in and
take a look around our place. We want to show you the pret
tiest line of
The latest styles in
Cloaks, Capes and Jackets,
Together with a complete line of
Children’s & bl isses’ J ackets,
for the price ever offered to the p :op'e of Birmingham. You
know a thing when you see it.
When you come once you are sure to come again and keep
on coming for all you want in the Dry Goods line.
Remember, the place is the
Fire Store * H. A. Kline & Co.
Two Entrances! :?$&hsZ£.
Novel Sketch of the Famous Brothers, Bob and
Alf, Sons of the Mountains.
The Taylor family of Tennessee pre
sent some of the most remarkable fea
tures In their family history and political
and personal achievements. The broth
ers. Ex-Governor Bob and Ex-Congress
man Alf, are now touring the country In
an original and novel collaboration, enti
tled "Yankee Doodle and Dixie,” which
the newspapers praise as about the most
( entertaining and amusing thing on the
boards (or on the earth, as to that mat
ter). They are Tennessee mountaineers
and descendants of a royal race of rheto
ricians and Intellectual giants, and It
seems that the young men have added
luster to a name already famed. Hev. N.
G. Taylor, their father, was a minister
of great repute, a Prlncetonlan, and their
mother was a sister of London C. Haynes,
Confederate senator. These two men
were the most Impassioned orators of
their day, great leaders of men.
N. G. Tayloi* was once in congress
(whig), was commissioner of Indian af
fairs In President Johnson’s cabinet, pres
idential elector and nominee for governor.
Bob Taylor was once In congress, twice
governor and twice elector at large.
Alf Taylor was thrice in congress, twice
republican elector and once nominee for
The remarkable feature of It. and it is
unparalleled in American history. Is that
all three of these men represented the
same district In congress, each in turn
(the district represented twelve years by
Andrew Jackson), eadh of different poli
tics. Bob Taylor overcame a republican
majority of E600.
All three were nominated for governor
in 1686 by their respective parties, the
old gentleman being then a prohibition
ist. He declined to antagonize his son*,
but Bob and Alf accepted and locked
horns In a race, said to have been the
most brilliantly conteeted In the history
of the oountry. They had the whole
male population up marching and shout
ing with brass bands, bonfires and bunt
ing. cavalcading from county to county
by the thousands.
Bob Taylor, It is conceded, will be
nominated for governor again next year,
and possibly also Alf.
The young men combine the arts and
talents In their moat exquisite perfec
tin'** of the orator, statesman and actor.
and they are gentlemen ot rare refine
ment and the most magnetic attractive
ness. Boh would have been as great as
Booth or Jo Jefferson or Brlgnoll In either
role. Each of thtm combines a versatili
ty of talent that Is rarely found united
In such brilliant perfection In one in
A If Taylor is a violinist with most ex
quisite touch. Bob has a great rich voice
which he delights to exploit In song.
James Whitcomb Riley, the-HoosIer poet,
visited them at their homes In the moun
tains recently and was so captivated by
them that his muse wrought Itself Into
such a mood that It perpetrated the fol
lowing beautiful lines, which he in
scribed on the fly-leaf of a volume of his
poems and presented to Alf:
"That’s how this here old fiddle’s won my
heart's endurin' love!
From the strings acrost her middle, to the
screechln’ Keys above.
From her 'apron,' over 'bridge' and to the
ribbon round her throat.
She’s a wooln’, cooln’ pigeon, singln' 'love
me’ every note.”
It is not remarkable that such men
draw people to see them and hear them
wherever they go.
Trunks—See our line before
you buy.
The Smith Shoe Co.
10-18-tf _
Indictments Against Dr. Fraker.
Kansas City. Mo., Oct. 19.—The grand
jury of Ray county, at Richmond, have
returned four Indictments against Dr.
Georgo W. Fraker, who Is accused of
swindling life Insurance companies.
Three of the Indictments charge an at
tempt to obtain money under fa Ire pre
tenses. The fourth charges an attempt
by fraudulent representations to cheat
and defraud. Dr. Fraker is at present
confined In the Ray county Jail. At his
preliminary examination before a justice
of the peace hla bond was fixed at J20.000.
No effort was made by the doctor or hla
attorneys to furnish such a sum. _
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'•The most miserable man Is the one who
is all the time anxious about his health.”
Use Paine's celery compound, and keep
well and strong. It Is not like ordinary
remedies—it la medicine. Try It.

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