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Entered at the postofflce at Birmingham,
Ala., as second-class matter.
Eastern Business Office, 4* Tribune Build
ing New York; Western Business Office, 509
"Tho Rookery," Chicago. 8. C. Beckwith,
Sola Agent b’orelgn Advertising.
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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. If at a small place
whero 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.......230
Editorial Rooms...-31
All calls after 9 o’clock p. m. should be
seht to the Editorial Rooms.
Our blinks are all doing a splendid bus'
Business continues to improve with
Birmingham merchants.
Real estate Is advancing slowly but
steadily in Birmingham.
Go out to church today and set a good
example for your children.
In a few weeks the crops will all be
gathered and the political pot will be
gin to boll.
A lively time may be safely expected
at the gathering of populists and repub
licans in this city early In next month.
Desirable real esitate In Birmingham
will never be as cheap again as it was
last month. Every week marks a rise of
a few points.
“The literary marriage may not be a
failure, but recent events rather go lo
show that It is mighty risky,” observes
the Boston Herald.
If the anti-Kolb element prevails and
the proposition to merge the populists
"into the republican party succeeds the
next step taken will be to dismount
Chairman Moseley.
Democrats are not going to be turned
over, body and soul, to the republicans
In Alabama. All those who went off af
ter Kolb, but are at heart democrats,
will come on back home.
The Cuba Banner remarks, “If there
was anything left of Secretary Herbert's
speech in Birmingham after the State
Herald got through with It the next
morning, we could not find it.”
When the republicans begin to name
the candidates and old stagers are put
up to be voted for the boys who have
stood by democracy all their lives down
to 1892 will hesitate before voting for
Thomas Byrnes, ex-chief of police of
New York, has sailed for Europe to start
an International detective bureau. Dur
ing his sojourn abroad the ex-chief will
establish branches in London, Paris, 'Vi
enna, Berlin and other large cities of Eu
rope. The scheme is a gigantic one and
if carried out promises to make Mr.
Byrnes a power in the world.
One of the midshipmen aboard the Mer
rimac during her fight with the Monitor
Is now rector of one of the most fashion
able and conservative Episcopal churches
in San Francisco. He Is the Rev. Robert
C. Fout^, rector of Grace church. He
served through the war, becoming a cap
tain in the Confederate navy, but after
the war closed he entered the church and
took orders.
In the University of Michigan there are
now 600 young women and 2200 young
men About 100 of the girls are In the
professional schools, and 500 in the col
lege of liberal arts. President Angell
compares the two classes of students:
“The rank and file of the girls average
better than the men, because they are
more eonscientous and have fewer dis
tractions. but the very best students are
apt to be men.”
Several towns and cities in Oregon and
■Washington have lately obtained an ex
cellent and adequate water supply in an
Inexpensive manner by the use of wooden
pipes. The pipes are made from common
pine logs, 10 inches in diameter, hollowed
out with a 6-inch bore. It is claimed that
the wooden pipes last as long as Iron
pipes. One town has a line of pipes sev
en miles long that, with all connections,
cost but $2000.
About the worst waste of space In the
newspapers nowadays, says the Phila
delphia Record, Dem., Is occasioned by
the presidential third term discussion.
There Is probably not a man in the United
States who has ever been president, or
who stands any chance of ever being
elected president, who would accept a
third term candidacy. That matter was
settled for good at the beginning; and a
clinch was put upon the original settle
ment when General Grant was defeated
for renomination.
The Washington correspondent of the
Mall and Express telegraphs: Great Brit
ain has made a suggestion to this coun
try to form an alliance for the enforce
ment of the Monroe doctrine jointly as
against other nations, the preservation
of peace and the stability of government
in South and Central America, and to
compel proper respect of international
law and comity by these smaller repub
lics, English right, interest and power
' to be equal to that of the United States.
Great Britain also suggests I hat the two
countries Join In the construction of the
Nicaragua canal. It Is not known that
any reply has been sent yet.
It is said that a large majority of the
democrats of the upper end of Jackson
county are for sound money.—Scottsboro
Of course. Everybody Is for sound
m. r.ey. Pretty soon we will know from
the debates In congress what Is the mean
ing of sound money, and what kind of
sound money is the soundest, and then
i we can take our reckonings. Perhaps
the message of the president will also
enlighten us. Let us see who offers the
soundest money!
Birmingham has again started upward.
The attention of the world Is directed
here as the place where Iron and steel
are made and. fuel for manufacturing
purposes mined at less cost than on any
other spot on the globe.
R Is also recognized that this is a m«g
nlllcent railroad center. Our railroads
running out In every direction, like the
spokes of a wheel, make this a great dis
tributing point.
Our people have the brains and energy
requisite, and it Is only necessary that
they take advantage of splendid oppor
tunities to build here a greater city.
Maintain as a rallying place our Com
mercial club. Do not stand by looking
on, but join in the city’s upbuilding. It
will inure to your own individual wel
fa re.
What could we not accomplish if every
citizen would give a small portion of his
time to push Birmingham forward? Do
it. The State Herald will co-operate with
you in malting this, which is already a
great city, the greatest city in the south.
The article in the Westminster Gazette
from the pen of that distinguished Brit
ish journalist, Mr. W. T. Stead, which
appeared 'on Thursday afternoon, was
very timely. It is the second and sober
thought of John Bull as to the danger of
disturbing the amicable relations between
this country and Great Britain. Mr. Stead
calls attention to the deep-seated interest
of the United States in maintaining the
Monroe doctrine and preventing the
growth of European intiuence in the new
world. He calls attention to the fact
that this country has built a very respec
table navy andiis still adding to it. Such
conservative warnings may have no effect
In putting a stop to the aggressiveness of
Great Britain, but they must surely
awaken reflecting minds In England to
the peril into which Jingoism is rushing
the British government.
There is but one sentiment in the
United States and that Is that foreign
powers have already too much of a foot
hold upon this continent and that they
are a constant menace to our republican
fortn of government. The feeling fur thu
freedom of Cuba from Spanish rule is
universal. There was great disgust over
the Nicaragua affair. There is great in
dignation over the deliberate absorbtion
of Venezuelan territory.
Our people are a unit against tne con
tinued rule of any part of this continent
by foreign powers, just as they were a
unit when the eloquent voice of Henry
Clay In 1821 appealed for the freedom of
the Central and South American prov
inces from the rule of Spain. If congress
does not at its December session recog
nize the Cubans as belllgerants, and if
It does not demand that the claim of
Great Britain as to the disputed V'etoe
zuelan territory shall be arbitrated, the
people of this republic will be greatly dis
appointed. For Spain to continue its
barbarous and insolent government over
Cuba, directly at our door, and for Great
Britain to arbitrarily seize the mouth of
the Orinoco and thus subject to its sway
the most valuable regions of South Amer
ica, are outrages upon the principles for
which Henry Clay fought so bravely,
not to be borne by us who are the lead
ers of republican government. We have
set up the beacon light of liberty on this
continent and it is our duty to defend
every acre of It from European rule no
matter how that rule was acquired. We
have the money; we have the men; we
have the ships. If the navy is not now
sufficient it will be strong enough by the
time we have amused ourselves by over
running and absorbing Canada.
If Great Britain wants to see her ships
driven from the ocean, her commerce de
stroyed and her colonial governments
asserting their Independence she will per
sist in her present arbitrary course. We
trust that the seepnd thought will pre
The following article from Senator
Stewart's paper, the Silver night, gives
the argument upon which the separate
silver party men contend that it is use
less to wage the battle for silver inside
of the two national parties, and yet the
closing table of the article shows conclu
sively that the friends of bimetallism can
control all of those states by sticking to
the democratic party and can elect the
next president and the next congress:
"In l he next electoral college there will
be 441 electoral votes, including those
from Utah. If representation in the na
tional democratic convention is based, as
heretofore, upon the representation of the
several states in the two houses of con
gress, the goldites have a sure thi. ; of a
majority in that convention. The fol
lowing states, according to their most
recent action, are gold bug states, so far
as the democratic party is concerned,
and, although most of them are republi
can states, stilt they will have their
full representation In ithe democratic
Connecticut. 6
Delaware. 3
Iowa. 13
Kentucky.: . 13
Maine., . •>
Maryland. 8
Massachusetts. 15
New Hampshire. 4
New JorHey. 11)
Now York. 3(i
Ohio.-. 33
Pennsylvania. 3U
Rhode Island. 4
Vermont. 4
Wisconsin. 13
Minnesota. 3
Douisiana. 8
The following are states where the
democratic party consists of administra
tion rump and will probably send such
delegates as Mr. Cleveland may direct:
Kansas. 10
Nebraska. 8
North Dakota. 3
Oregon. 4
South Dakota. 4
Total. 2!)
“Adding together the representation
from the seventeen states first above
given, and that from the last five, will
make a grand total of 233, which the gold
ites will have no dllllculty in controlling.
The total number in the electoral college
will be 417, and, according to the above
calculation, 233 will be controlled by the
goldites, leaving 214 to be divided between
the goldites and the silver men. If the
goldites should secure only those given to
them in the above calculation they would
have ID majority, but with 10,000 national
banks, the press and the administration,
they will be likely to make further In-,
roads upon the silver forces. With such
a showing the silver democrats, who pro
pose to submit the question of free coin
age to the convention of 1896, are either
ignorant of the situation or governed by
some seltllsh consideration.
"If, as silver men contend, bimetallism
lies at the foundation of democratic
principles and'Is essential to the prosper
ity of the country, how can a good sil
ver man submit the question to a tri
bunal which is certain to decide In favor
of the single gold standardt It would be
the salvation of th* country If the sliver
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U.S. Gov’t Report
Absolutely pure
men could capture the democratic con
vention of 1896, for that would settle the
question. But is itfrwise to stake the des
tiny of the country, if nOt of the whole
human race, upon the decision of a con
vention, in which the goldites have so
great an advantage, without reserving
the right to appeal to the people for their
decision through the ballot box. Can
silver men afford to submit to any ar
rangement which shall deprive the people
of the right to vote on the question of the
restoration of silver? The two old par
ty conventions have tricked the people
out of the right to decide this question for
near a quarter of century. Shall these
tricks be perpetual?
“What would be the result if the silver
men of aH parties were united? They
would ^ertainly carry the following
states: ""
Alalmma. 11
Arkansas. 8
California. J
Colorado. 4
Florida. 4
Idaho. 3
Kansas. JJj
Kentucky. 13
Michigan. H
Minnesota. 9
Mississippi. 9
Montana. 3
Nebraska. p
Nevada. 3
North Carolina. 11
North Dakota. 3
Oregon. 4
South Carolina. »
South Dakota. 4
Tennessee. 12
Virginia. 12
Washington. 4
West Virginia. 6
Wyoming. 3
Utah. 3
This would be a majority of the elector
al college. But if the silver men were unit
ed there are other states which would
certainly fall into line. The contest be
tween the money of the constitution and
gold monometallism would hardly be
doubtful in Illinois and Indiana, and if it
were known that the silver men were
united it would be difficult for the gold
men to retain any state west of the Al
leghanies, and It would require extraor
dinary effort to save Pennsylvania and
New York. The motto of the goldites is
•Divide and Conquer.’ Let the motto of
the silver men be ‘Union and Victory.’
The Brundidge News has the follow
ing survey of the political field in Ala
"There are a number of gentlemen who
will be before the convention for the high
office of governor next year. Among
those mentioned a.re Gen. C. M. Shelley
of Birmingham, Hons. E. L. Russell and
Joseph Rich of Mobile and Gen. George
P. Harrison of Opelika, all sound money
advocates. The free silver men who
are desirous of a stroke of gubernatorial
lightning are numerous, among whom
may be mentioned Hon. Joseph F. John
ston of Jefferson, Congressman J. II.
Bankhead of Fayette, Hon. F. W. Pet
tus of Selma, Gen. Joe Wheeler of Law
rence and several others.
"Then, too, there is Judge William
Richardson of Madison, who, like a sim
pering maiden, is coquetting between
the governorship and the Eighth Con
gressional district nomination. We opine
that if the floor committee of the ball
should tender him either he would hide
his blushes behind his fan (party service)
and accept it, whether tendered on a sil
ver platter or a. gold tray.
"Many of Governor Gatos’ friends are
in favor of his again making the race,
and th»*re is little doubt of his getting
the nomination were he to enter the con
test, but he is an avowed candidate for
the United States senate to succeed Mr.
Pugh, and has declared that he doesn’t
want to be governor again. He might,
however, under a strong pressure of par
ty necessity, be induced to accept the
nomination. But of this we cannot
speak by the card. Congressman Clarke
is out of the gubernatorial race, being
also a candidate for Mr. Pugh's seat,
and it is safe to say that the latter will
have to give place to the 'blue-eyed boy
of dctttluy' or the ‘Pike farmer boy.’
"Next to Governor Oates, Hon. Joseph
Rich of Mobile Is perhaps the strongest
of the sound money men. His manage
ment of the municipal affairs of his own
city as mayor marked him as a man of
decided executive ability, while his high
toned, manly canvass during the cam
paign of last year put him before the
people as a man who would never depart
from his high conception of principle
for the sake of votes, place or power.
Should he be called to the gubernatorial i
chair Alabama will undoubtedly have an !
honest, clean administration of her af
“Tf ClUv.ir ninn
ara ilicruiunrl a.
the fair thing they will relegate all other
aspirants to the rear and puah the claims
of their earliest, ablest and most stead
fast champion in (his state—Hon. Jo
seph F. Johnston.
"We are not a prophet nor the son of
a prophet, but we think there are good
reasons for thinking that the contest, of
next year will narrow itself down to
those two gentlemen. While we are nut
intending to espouse the cause of either,
as against the claims of all otherR. we are
free to say that we conld very conscien
tiously support Mr. Rich, should he re
ceive the nomination, and we have no
hesitancy in declaring I hat, If by any pos
sibility, the free coinage element should
happen to control the convention and
name a man for governor, that man
should of right and justice be Joseph F.
Johnston. He has done more to strength
en that faction of the party than any
other dozen men in it.”
Venezuela has strenuously denied the
right of Great Britain to the territory
now claimed by her. This is shown by
the answer of our sister republic when
the claim was first advanced and which
was reissued a few days ago by the Ven
ezuelan legation at Washington. This
is what the Venezuelan government had
In part to say in answer to the British de
mands: •
In September last (September, 1894),
the govrnment (of Venezuela) knew that
the high authorities of Demerara, British
Ouiuna. were ready to make protests and
raise questions because some Venezuelan
soldiers had crossed the river Cuyunl,
near the place where the so-called Eng
lish station is. and had felled timber on
the right bank of the river. Information
has been received here that this move
ment began by some threats of the colon
ial agents against certain Venezuelan cit
izens who had resided at that point for
a long time. It was also known that the
band of Venezuelan soldiers had orossed
the river only for the purpose of cele
brating the national festivity of July B,
In the house of friends of theirs residing
in that territory. The British colonial
agent, who have exercised their authority
since the day in which the government
of Demerara wrongfully decided to oc
cupy that part of the Venezuelan terri
tory, were allowed to continue in their
place without being molested by the
forces ofVenezuela.
"Such was the state of affairs when, in
the early part of last November, the
German legation, In charge of the protec
tion of British Interests in Venezuela,
received a telegram from Berlin In which.
In the name of the British cabinet, men
tion was made of a supposed violation of
the colonial frontier, and assurances
were urgently demanded that in the fu
ture no Venezuelan soldiers should be
allowed to cross the stream on that side,
and go to the right bank of the Cuyunl
river. A declaration of this kjnd by
Venezuela would have been equivalent
to an Implied r&ognltlon of the alleged
rights at Great Britain to the possession
of that territory, and would have also Im
plied the withdrawal of the several pro
tests made by Venezuela ever since 18S7
against an infringement or abridgement
of her territory. Under these circum
stances no hesitation was possible, and
the answer given by the department of
foreign relations, far from giving the
assurances demanded by the British cab
inet, served only to make repetition of
all that the republic of Venezuela had
said against the claims of Great Britain,
although stating, at the same time, the
desire of the government to avoid new
difficulties through a Just and fair settle
ment of the question."
The Nicaragua canal commission will
report as follows:
"1. The commission declare that the
Nicaragua route is by far the best for
an interoceanic canal.
"2. While the line laid out by the Nica
ragua Canal company Is good In some re
spects, a number of deviations from this
line, which will make the canal more
feasible and easier to build, are recom
"3. The railroad now in use is not In
good condition, and prospects of improv
ing it do not seem satisfactory.
“4. Continuous washing down of sand
has greatly damaged the work done on
the Greytown harbor. The condition of
the soil here seems to be a great bar
to successful work.
“5. Government control of the canal is
recommended, and congress is advised to
make it a national undertaking."
The re-port is a lengthy one, and goes
into details on the points above enumer
ated. The commission, while it was not
authorized to report on the Panama canal,
visited the isthmus, and investigation
there has been of great aid in comparing
the geographical advantages of both
places. The report will be finished and in
the hands of the president by Novem
ber 1.
Says the Standard GaVge:
"Hon. J. F. Stallings regards Escambia
aa his most difficult county to carry, and
it appears now that he will have a walk
over here.”
The Alexander City Outlook says: "Our
democracy Is broad enough and our plat
form is big enough to embrace Capt. Joe
Johnston for governor even before it
comes to the pinch. Why? Because of
his long devotion to th eparty, of which
he is a strong representative.”
Says the Eutaw Whig and Observer:
i‘We want all of our people to come to
gether—whether silverloons, goldbugs or
v hat not—and Jet’s do our best to ad
vance the interests of our country. Quit
abusing one another and go<ta.nd in hand
in our efforts to make Alabama the great
est state of this great union of states."
Th? Montgomery Advertiser objected
to the Birmingham State because it had
too much to say about the silver question,
and now finds fault with the Stale Her
ald because it has less to say about sil
ver than did the State. But the old lady
has reached the point where she is noth
ing if not bigoted, contentious and fault
finding. It has no sort of tolerance for
those who do not see and think just as
it does.—Jacksonville Republican.
Grover Cleveland and party will not
visit Alexander City this trip, but we
hope to grow big enough to catch him
on his next southern visit.—Alexander
City Outlook.
It is unnecessary to wait until you
grow large. There is not a bettor fishing
stream in the world than the Tallapoosa
river near by, and we venture not a man
who has eaten both kinds will say even
the famous mountain trout excels in fla
vor your “Apaloosa cat.”
The North Alabamian thusly com
"'The Selma Times never lets slip an
opportunity to strike at Governor
Oates.' Montgomery Advertiser.
“And the dear Advertiser never lets
slip an opportunity to ssy harsh things
of Senators Morgan and Pugh. Congress
ma.11 Bankhead. Capt. Joe Johnston and
every other influential man who differs
with it on the currency question tend has
the courage to say so. 'People in glass
houses,' etc.”
The level-headed editor of the Alexan
der City Outlook does not have to be
knockied down to see a point. While he
lias his own Ideas on the financial ques
tion, he Is Pj democrat and desires to build
up rather than diminish the strength of
the ira'rty:
“Those wandering democrats who will
return to their own In good faith will be
received with a cordial welcome, it is
all the merest nonsense to say haft the
bars must be let down. As far as we are
concerned the bars are already to the
ground. It Is to be expected by all that
the preservation of the party organiza
tion is of first importance, and those who
are honest in wanting to return to the
fold Will be the last to kick old democ
racy below the belt.”
Captain Bankhead’s appeal to the men
of Calhoun county to stand by the old
Ehip of democracy was one of the most
eloquent and powerful pieces of oratory
that lias ever been heard in old Calhoun
in many a day. He held his audience
chinned. Old citizens said that it
carried them back to the days of Tan
ey and Bowden and White.—Jacksonville
What a pity Captain Bankhead did not
make such a speech In Montgomery. His
speech there was classed as very tame,
which doubtless accounts for Mr.
Clarke's quitting the track and giving
his attention to his law practice. Poor
Bankhead (!) he has the Ideas, and In the
language of Governor Jones’ Swede Wom
who sought the pardon for her son.
If he "could only speak the language”
whaJt good he might accomplish for the
cause of the people.
"The State Herald strangely omlta any
Gato Cigars.
The! best io cents smoke on the
Fowling \ Mijatst.
editorial mention of tho splendid paper,
‘Woman In Journalism,’ read by Miss
Margaret O’Brien at the annual meeting
of the Alabama Press association. The
paper was enthusiastically received by
the association and received some very
nice compliments by the Alabama press.
Miss O'Brien is one of the most brilliant
literary women in the south, and as an
editorial writer and newspaper woman
has few equals In this country. It Is to be
regretted that she has severed her con
nection with the Alabama press.”—Flor
ence Herald.
The Herald does the State Herald an
injustice. The State Herald considers
Miss O’Brien one of the most brilliant
women In the south and took special
pains to give her paper prominence by
publishing It In full.
By the way.Mlss O’Brien is contemplat
ing the publication of a society Journal
in this city at an early date, and such a
paper under the guidance of a lady of
such a keen perception of the public taste
and a master mind for even the dictation
of a leading secular journal will enable
her not only to make her paper a llteraTy
success, but a financial success as well.
Some of our democratic contemporaries
are worrying about allowing those who
have "stayed” to vote In their primaries.
They need not trouble in the least, as
there is not ai single populist who de
sires to vote with them.—Clanton Ban
It is not the vote of the populists these
contemporaries are after. If the real,
genuine, warm-hearted, soldierly demo
crats, who let their anger for the time
being override their Jtidgment and voted
against the nominee of the party rather
than submit to rulings that they consid
ered unfair and unjust, will return to
the house of their fathers, there will not
be enough populists left to make a,, re
spectable fusion with the republicans.
We want only democrats to vote in our
primaries—not populists—and when once
together again, Instead of going outside
of the party to rectify a real or imagi
nary evil, they will make the fight within
the ranks; and woe be unto the office
hunters and bosses grown gray in the
harness when the campfire of democracy
begins to burn afcain with that brilliancy
that made white men In Alabama akin
and the best Interests of her whole peo
ple the object sought.
Prattville Progress: We have recently
received Inquiries from several people
who intend locating In Prattville In the
near futur^
Pratvllle Progress: Notwithstanding
the dry weather and the. low water In the
creek the Pratt Gin factory and the cot
ton factory are running on full time.
Florence Herald: A bale of cotton was
sold in Leighton one day last week for
11 >4 cents a pound. The cotton was of
the variety known as Cook's Improved
Long Staple, and was very fine.
Jacksonville Republican: Commissioner
Hector D. Lane haH made considerable
reputation by his estimate of the cotton
crop. He came nearer the mark than
any man who made an estimate.
Prattville Progress: The cane crop Is
shorter this year than It has been for a
number of years and very little syrup
will be made In this section. But few
farmers made more than enough cane for
Troy Democrat: Congressman J. F.
Stallings has sent word that he will
speak in Troy on the 9th of November.
The subject was not announced, but we
suppose that it will be upon the currency
question. ,
Florence Herald:-The Colbert county
exhibit for the Atlanta exposition was
shipped from Leighton last Friday. The
exhibit is a very complete one, and will
be the means of directing much atten
tion to Colbert.
North Alabamian: Two colored farm
ers of the Leighton vicinity planted the
long staple cotton last spring, and a fe.w
days ago sold several bales to buyers at
Leighton at 11>4 cents. It pays to plant
the best of everything, just as It does
to buy the best.
An exchange truly says: “There is one
great leak on most farms for which there
Is no reason, and that is the loss which
comes from leaving plows, hoes and other
farming implements exposed to the
weather. Make cheap shelters for such
things if you have not the house room to'
Eiitaw Whiff and Observer: Quanti
ties of ribbon cane syrup and sorghum
will be made in this county. The corn
crop Is simply splendid ail over the coun
ty-better than for twenty years. There
will be more hogs killed in this county
this year than during any one year since
the war.
Anniston Hot Blast: United States
Deputy Collector John R. Caldwell and
Deputy Marshals D. S. Jackson, John
Barker and John W. Daniels went over
into Cleburne county. Just east of White
Plains. Inst night and captured and de
stroyed two Illicit stills . and large
amounts of beer, singlings, etc. The oper
ators were shy and no arrests were made.
Florence Herald: Mr. James H. Blair
of this city gathered the second crop of
Irish potatoes from one-fourth of an
acre, the second crop yielding twenty
five bushels The potntoes are large and
fine, three of them weighing two pounds.
Mr. W'. J. Nelson has gathered four crops
of sugar corn from his garden this sea
son, although it was not all grown on
the same ground. These are but In
stances of the prolific character of Flor
ence soil. There are numerous others
Hook out for a cold winter. A weather
prophet in a wmstern exchange saysf
“The goose bone is nearly all white this
year, and the result will be that snog
will be on the ground from early In De
cember until late In April. A long cold
winter, filled with blustering storms is
ahead. There are other signs that con
firm this. Corn husks are uimsually
thick, and chipmucks and woodchucks
Are already fat enough to kill. Coal Is
advanced, and gas companies are threat
Y ou
the Best
For the
Leeast Money,
Call on or
Send Your
Orders to
T. !F. Thornton
Wholesale and Retail Grocer,
2003 2d Avenue, Birmingham
Has any and everything In stock from
a lire chicken to a full grown beef, and
from a 6 cent sack of salt to a barrel of
flour. Just anything and the best. Prices
equal to the lowest for the same quality
of goods. <, 10-23-tf
enlng to raise their rates.” With all these
omens a hard w'inter can hardly be
North Alabamian: Mrs. Mary Rus
sell presented a handsome lot on Fourth
street, a short distance east of Lloyd's
opera house, recently to the Helen Kel
ler Library association. Mrs. Russell
has taken a deep Interest in this matter
since its Inception, and has set an ex
ample to all who are Interested In the
education and Improvement of the
masses, which we hope they will not be
slow to follow. The noble women who
compose the association are determined
to erect a library building on this lot,
and that means that they will do It. Any
assistance rendered them will be worth
ily and profitably bestowed, and we feel
sure that many will feel It a privilege
as well as a duty to contribute to so
praiseworthy undertaking.
Cold Weather Gone.
Ward's coal yard can furnish coal and
wood on short notice. They have the
best coal for summer use In the market.
Buy from them and you will not com
plain. Will also put coal In for winter.
Telephone 487. 7-X9-tf
Du?ilap Latest.
Rogan Latest.
Are high grade goods.
iq 11 First Avenue.
(Continued From Ninth Page.)
Miss Annie R. Searcy, a lovely and at
tractive young belle from Tuskaloosa,
will reach Birmingham tomorrow and
will be the guest of Mrs. Robert Jemlson
for a few weeks. Miss Searcy comes up
to attend the brilliant reception of the
Southern club on Tuesday evening. She
is the daughter of Dr. J. T. Searcy, su
perintendent of the Insane hospital.
Mrs. C. B. Spencer and Mrs. W. H. Jef
fries have returned from Baltimore,
whither they went to attend the national
convention of the Woman's Christian
Temperance union. A full report of the
convention will be made by Mrs. Spencer
and Mrs. Jeffries Tuesday afternoon at
8 o’clock at the First Presbyterian
church. It i3 expected that many will be
present to hear the report.
Mr. Charlie Lawrie of Nashville, the
rplendld baritone of the quartette which
sang so delightfully on Friday evening
at the opera house during the Taylor
lectures, will sing a solo this morning
at the First Baptist church.
The first meeting for this season for
the Little Jokers will be held next Thurs
day afternoon at 3 o'clock at Mrs. J.
T. Ntxon'B, corner of Fourth avenue and
Twenty-first street. A full attendance is
desired, as the club will be reorganized
for the winter.
Judge and Mrs. J. J. Banks entertained
the Chautauqua circle last night at their
home on West Twentieth street.
The following handsome invitation has
been received:
“Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Robinson invite
you to be present at the marriage of their
daughter, Della, to Mr. John Allen In
zer on Wednesday afternoon, October
30, at 2 o'clock. Methodist church, Ash
vllle, Ala., 1895." _
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