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Entered at the postofllce at Birmingham,
Ala., as second-class matter.
Eastern Business Office, 48 Tribune Build
ing New York; Western Business Office, 609
*'The Rookery," Chicago. S. C. Beckwith,
Bole Agent Foreign Advertising.
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time expires,
Th« State Herald will appreciate news
from any community. If at a small place
where it has no regular correspondent,
news reports of neighborhood happenings
from any friend will be gratefully received.
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ter or length, should be written on only one
side of the sheet.
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All calls after 9 o’clock p. m. should be
sent to the Editorial Rooms.
In 3893-4 when Mr. Cleveland was using
every power at the command of the
president of the United States to force
the unconditional repeal of the purchas
ing clause of the Sherman law, and such
democrats as Senators Morgan and Pugh
were resisting the repeal and stating in
Justification of such resistance that un
coditlonal repeal meant the doom of sil
ver as money in this country and would
clinch upon us the wicked single gold
standard policy, the Montgomery Adver
tiser and those leading and those follow
ing it scorned the idea that unconditional
repeal was against bimetallism and would
result in clinching upon the United States
the single gold standard. Day after day,
as can be verified by a perusal of its files,
Senators Pugh and Morgan were ar
raigned and abused foe taking the stand
they took. The charge that the Adver
tiser and Mr. Cleveland were in favor of
the single gold standard was always
hurled back with a defiant denial, supple
mented by the statement that such fos
sils as Morgan and Pugh were retarding
the return to bimetallism.
That was in 1893 and 1894. At that time
the Adevrtiser was engaged in the unholy
war against the people and the democrat
ic platform pledges Hnd seeking to gain
advantage by misrepresentation. Now,
let's see if wo cannot prove by the Adver
tiser that Senators Morgan and ail those
who stood by him in hts fight against un
conditional repeal was correct in this
statement, yea the oft-repeated state
ment, that unconditional repeal meant
the clinching of the single gold standard
on this country. Read carefully the fol
lowing, taken from last Sunday's issue of
the Advertiser:
"The Scottsboro Banner (populite) re
ports Judge Richardson as saying there
that 'the establishment of a single gold
standard In this country would be more
powerful to suppress the people than
swords and muskets.’ Inasmuch as the
gold standard has already been in force
many years, and as the democratic {tarty
in 1S94 put the llnlshlng touch to the
work. Judge Richardson tells the people
they are already slaves and that the
\x party whoso standard he waves is largely
responsible for it.”
In the language of the Advertiser, the
finishing touch to the work begun in 1873
by old John Sherman was put on In 1894.
Did mortal man ever speak with more
truth and with more prophetic vision
than did Senator John T. Morgan in his
great speech In the senate agplnst uncon
ditional repeal when he stood in his place
in nice or the frowning minions or the
money power and told the world that
♦ he professions of friendship for silver
made by those pressing: the measure then
pending were false, and that the passage
of that measure meant the fasting of the
single gold standard upon this country,
and by it the financial enslavement of its
Who will gainsay the proposition that
the Advertiser has come to the rescue of
Senator Morgan in its free and open ad
mittance notv that It was untrue to Sena
tor Morgan and the people in 1S91?
If the bill passed in 1894 put the finish
ing iouch on the single gold standard,
as the Advertiser says it did and as Sena
tor Morgan said it would, is not that pa
per due Senator Morgan an apology?
The fact that the Advertiser did not
take Issue with Senator Morgan on his
statements regarding the effects of the
gold standard should be borne in mind.
Ostensibly at that time that paper agreed
with Senator Morgan on the proposition
that the gold standard was detrimental
to the best interests of the masses. It
took issue on what were the purposes of
those pressing unconditional repeal and
what Its passage would result in. Thai
paper, and, in fact, ail those advocating
unconditional repeal, dared not admit
at that time that the move was in the in
terest of the single gold slandurd, and
those, like Senator Morgan, who saw and
knew what was intended and had the
manhood and courage to so inform the
people, were sought to be crushed by
a.buse and ridicule.
He who tires from behind truth aud jus
tice as breastworks always lives to see
his enemy dead or shdwn up in a true
light. I-ike the murderer who escapes
and finally wanders back lo the scene of
his crime, now comes the paper which
sought to destroy Alabama's beloved
senator, and takes the witness stand In
his vindication and to its own disgrace.
The Washington Post published a
statement based upon information said
to have been received from the highest
authority, that the United States is pre
paring to meet the issue with England
If she does not yield in the Venezuelan
matter. It says that when Secretary
ulney s letter to Lord Salisbury is made
public its ringing sentences will find an
echo in every patriotic heart. It leaves
England no alternative but to uphold her
claim by a show of force or abandon
her aggressions on the American conti
The prohibition of warships on the
lakes is not contained in a treaty, but
in a formal agreement entered into In
IM7 between Mr. Hngot, for Great Brit
ain, and Secretary Bush, for the United
States, and It appears from the corre
spondence as printed that it was our own
proposition that was accepted by Great
Britain. The agreement, according to Its
terms, was terminable alter six months'
notice from either party. The agreement
was proclaimed by President Monroe.
Ssnor Castellar, once president of the
republic of Spain, holds that the United
States should refuse to recognize the Cu
bans as belligerents because the northern
people in 1862 denounced the recognition
by Spain of the Confederates as belliger
ents. Castellar was once an ardent
republican. Lately he has become a cour
tier and sdems willing to shut his eyeB
to the magnitude and Importance of the
struggle for freedom which the Cubans
ace now making. He should have been
the first statesman of Spain to plead for
the Independence of the oppressed col
ony. His eloquent voice should have Im
itated that of Karl Chatam when the
great commoner pleaded for justice to
wards the American colonies. But Cas
tellar seems not to be made of the stuff
of the elder Pitt. He has forfeited his
place as a republican and will go down
In history as a time server—as a scul
lion in the palace where he once moved
as chief.
The Confederates were recognized by
the powers as entitled to belligerent
rights when they showed themselves
with an established government, a fixed
capitol, a large and victorious army, and
with all the elements necessary for a
strong and independent republic. If the
senor had stepped over to the American
embassy and smoked a pipe for me e\cu
ing with our genial minister, Hon. Han
nls Taylor, with whom we are glad to
know' he enjoys an Intimacy which should
result In great good to both countries,
he would have learned from Mr. Taylor
that no power of the earth, under the
circumstances, could have justly refused
belligerent rights to the Confederates.
We had whipped the north In the first
great battle, and if General Longstreet’s
book is to be credited our army oould
have marched into Washington without
serious resistance. There was flagrant
war between the north and the south and
it was right and proper for foreign pow
ers to declare neutrality as between the
contending forces. A declaration of neu
trality is the mode by which contending
forces are recognized as belligerents.
When thus recognized they are entitled
to all belligerent rights; that is, they are
not to be treated as robbers and murder
ers on land or pirates at sea, and they
may get supplies and coal their war ves
sels and secure other important privil
eges of vast benefit to the Insurgents. As
soon as a power recognizes that war ex
ists it has a right to declare neutrality.
Each power for itself may determine
when the conflict has reached the state
of war. Applying this doctrine to the
case of Cuba it Is very clear that war ex
ists between that colony and the mother
country. In men and means and in ag
gression and defense the Cubans are as
strong and demonstrative as were the
Spanish colonies who threw off the yoke
of Spain in 1821. At that time the United
States declared neutrality and recognized
the colonies as belligerents. This recog
nition was the most important factor in
encouraging our friends to continue their
struggle to a successful end. It is not
incumbent upon us to wait until the Span
ish forces are destroyed, or until the Cu
bans acquire a fixed seat of government
or a navy. It is sufficient to know that
the struggle has passed the condition of
sedition or insurrection and has come to
the arbitrament of battle between the
contending armies.
It Is manifestly the duty of congress,
as soon as it meets In December, to pass
a joint resolution declaring neutrality
and thus giving the Cubans belligerent
rights. It Is a matter of regret that we
cannot do more.
This distinguished citizen of Mobile,
who has been so well and favorably
known to the people of Alabama since
he entered the general assembly in 1870
as representative from his native county,
Monroe, has wisely concluded to appear
upon the lecture stand. He is admirably
qualified to entertain an audience. He
was a gallant officer in Hogan’s brigade
of Wheeler’s cavalry corps. He was a
stalwart defender of the rights of our
people in the legislative halls during the
dark days of reconstruction, when he
stood there almost alone to resist the
carpet-bag usurpations. Afterwards, as
the first secretary of state, elected at the
defeat of the enemy in 1870, he proved
himself an encrgtic and resolute official.
It was while he held that office that he
exhibited to his many friends from all
parts of the State who flocked to his
rooms those various gifts of mimicry,
humor, eloquence and pathos for which
he is distinguished. After leaving office
he returned to the practice of the law at
Mobile, and built up a Just fame as one
of the most eloquent advocates of that
renowned bar. Mr. Parker has the rare
gift of imitating the voice and manner
of others. He Is quick to seize upon ec
centricities of speech, and while he
Hvoids caricature, his delineations exhibit
In a bold light the marked characteristics
of those whom he represents. He is a
genuine orator, in that his voice, manner
and facial expression arrest and hold his
audience captive. From the beginning to
the end of his exhibition he never falls
below the high plain of dignified humor.
His’mimicry Is always amusing and never
offensive. His eloquence—that is, his in
tonation. manner, face and gesture—are
worthy of the study of those who have
occasion to speak in public.
Mr. Parker's personal character is of
the highest. His social connections are
among the best In Alabama. He Is loved
for his gentleness and nobility, not only
in Mobile, where he has lived so long, but
throughout Alabama, where his name has
been a household word.
We predict for Mr. Parker great suc
cess In his new field. He deserves It. and
everybody will rejoice when he reaps in
his declining years that reward which ho
should have sought and won long ago,
and which his modesty alone prevented
him from seeking.
Senators Morgan and Pugh will open
their canvass of the state in Tuskaloosa.
Appointments for several speeches by
them appear in this issue of the Stale
Herald. That these distinguished Ala
bamians and true representatives of the
people will have good audiences gpes
without saying. The State Herald trusts
that they may make an appointment for
Birmingham while they are in the state.
The Magio City would appreciate an
opportunity to hear them discuss the im
portant question with which they intend
to deal in this canvass.
The treasury now holds of silver bul
lion, purchased under the Sherman act,
137,644.000 fine ounces, the coBt of which
was 080,323; the coining value of this
Highest of all in Leavening Power.—Latest U. S. Gov’t Report
bullion In silver dollars Is $177,964,000. If(
tliis bullion were coined into silver dol
lars the profit to the .government on Its
coinage would be nearly $54,000,000, which
sum could be paid out of the ordinary
expenses of the government or certificates
would be Issued against it.
Next Saturday week, November 9, has
been set apart at the Atlanta exposition
as Daughters of the Confederacy Day,
and it is expected that the occasion will
be celebrated most brilliantly. Gen.
Kitzhugh Lee. the distinguished Confed
erate, has accepted the invitation to be
orator of thf day, and other prominent
southerners will be present and assist
In making the day a memorable one.
The late queen of Korea was a rather
pretty little woman, very fond of luxury
and possessed of much greater ability
than her husband. She was fond of in
ti igtte and excitement, and her life for
several years before her death was full
of both. She was especially fond of the
Russians In Korea, and had made an In
timate friend of the Russian consul-gen
eral’s wife at Seoul.
A New Tork Herald special from
Mansfield, O., says: "I asked Senator
Sherman tonight If he was a candidate
for the presidential nomination. Before
the question was finished he answered
it. He emphatically replied:‘No.’ I then
asked him who the republicans would
likely nominate, and before I had finished
he said: ‘McKinley,’ ”
If we compare the statement of the
United States treasury department, Au
gust 1, 1895, with that of August 1. 1894,
we will find that in one year our circula
tion has decreased $43,040,453. This is
not an encouraging showing for a na
tion whose natural increase of population
is more than 1,000,000 souls a year.
The population of Japan, according to
an estimate sent to the department of
state by Consul General Mclvor is 45,
000.000, allowing 3,000,000 for the newly
acquired territory of Formosa.
Prince Bismarck's health at present
is excellent. He walks and drives daily,
and seems to have quite recovered from
his recent illness.
Highly Pleased With Birmingham and Thinks
Her Prospects Unsurpassed as an Iron
Manufacturing City.
Judge J. R. Dowdell of LaFayette, Ala.,
was in the city yesterday.
Judge Dowdell owns some valuable real
estate In Birmingham, and has been look
ing after his Interests. He says that the
news has already gone abroad that Bir
mingham Is herself again and Is being
pointed to as the Industrial city of Ala
bama. The judge casually remarked
that the Creator has done more for Bir
mingham in the way of material advant
ages than her citizens can ever do, and
that time will soon prove that no city In
the south or elsewhere can equal her
In progress and enterprise; that not ten
years will elapse before Birmingham will
take first plac» among the most important
Iron manufacturing cities of America;
that he is satisfied with his Birmingham
property and has none to put on the mar
ket at this time.
The business impetus rather enthused
the Judge, and if a real estate man had
met up with him east Alabama might
have lost a valuable citizen and Birming
ham gained one, else a good real estate
deal might have been made. Give us
more Dowdells to talk up the city—this is
the confidence that tells.
More Marriages—Congressional Candidates
in Abundance.
Tuskaloosa, Oct.' 28.—(Special.)—The
many friends of Mrs. Virginia Guild Hall
will be pained to learn of her death,
which occurred in Talladega on Monday
last. Her remains were brought to Tus
kaloosa for burial. Mrs. Hall was a rep
resentative of one of Tuskalooosa 's oldest
and most distinguished families, and all
of Tuskaloosa mourns the death of this
noble woman, who, by her gentleness and
purity, endeared herself to this people,
with whom she was associated so long.
Rumor has it that the Sixth Congress
ional district will be flooded with eandi
dates for congressional Honors in tne
next campaign. Among those most
prominently mentioned as possible can
didates are John H. Bankhead of Fay
ette, John A. Rogers of Sumter, S. H.
Sprott of Sumter, E. B. Willett of Pick
ens, J. P. McQueen of Greene, Henry B.
Foster of Tuskaloosa and A. S. Vande
graffe of Tuskaloosa. Neither Marion
nor Lamar have as yet a candidate, but
from the outlook one will be forthcom
ing from each of these counties.
The impeachment proceedings against
Circuit Clerk J. O. Prude will be com
menced tomorrow, and judging from ap
pearances will last during the entire
Commissioner I. Oreen has been busy
during the past week hearing the evi
dence in the case of D. S. Robertson, -who
is charged with violating section 5457 of
the revised code. Mr. Robertson Is
charged with having abstracted valua
bles from a mall package. Considerable
interest is manifested In the trial. The
accused is well and prominently known
in this county, being the postmaster at
Mr. J. H. Fltz has returned from Min
neapolis. where he has .been attending
the Episcopal triennial. He reports a
most pleasant and profitable trip. Rev.
W. C. Whittaker was also In attendance.
Lieut. Chester A. Harding and wife
are in the city visiting Col. Horace Hard
Prof, and Mrs. T. C. Palmer and Mrs.
W. F. Fitts, Sr., are back from Birming
ham, whither they went to attend the
wedding of Mr. Will Harding to Miss
Mr. John D. Monroe and Miss Lilia D.
Hopson were quietly married on Wednes
day morning last at the residence of the
bride's father. Mr. O. W. Hopson, Rev. L.
O. Dawson officiating. Immediately after
the ceremony the bridal couple were
driven to the station, and took the north
bound train for Atlanta and other points.
Mr. W. P. G. Harding and wife of Bir
mingham are in the city for a few days'
visit to the boyhood home of Mr. Hard
Tuskaloosa will have another wedding
tomorrow. Mr. Lee Holloway, a prom
inent young Montgomerlan, will lead to
the altar Miss Anna Ogburn, who is an
attractive young lady of this city: and as
both parties are well known society Is
ail agog with anticipations of the ap
proaching nuptials.
Free silver and Johnston are gaining
favor dally In this section, if we oan
judge by the expressions of our friends
from th« oountrir
Our Autumn Pastoral.
Out on the uplands the golden rod
Is swinging her yellow plume,
Along the road the asters nod,
White hedges of starry bloom;
The sumach has taken Its scurlet coat
And the chestnut a robe of gold,
From the cedar hangs the crimson throat
Of the trumpet flower bright and bold.
And ah! to be shut in a dimson town
When the gentians bloom on the lea,
When the wind is bringing the brown nuts
And the squirrels are full of glee.
Th > are shaded paths where the haw
thorn grow,
Great dusters of odorous pines,
And hedges bright where the wild grapes
Mid tangles of ferns and vines.
And so in the city’s noise and heat,
Come longings that will not cease,
For the woodland paths so cool and sweet,
With their fullness of rest and peace.
—“Sweetwater” In Florence Times.
Under Production.
Mary* had a little lien,
'Twos feminine and queer;
It laid like smoke when eggs were cheap,
And quit when they were dear.
—Eutaw Mirror»
“ *Tis an 111 Wind,*’ Etc.
“You cannot buy that diamond brooch,
Nor eke that silken gown,”
Says the millonaire
To his lady fair,
The clerks all trembfe In their shoes,
And the merchant’s wear a frown;
And the stores, of course.
Cut down their force
The drummer whistles and packs his grip
And quickly skips the town;
For he well doth know
That his goods sell low
But the slim old maid that rides a wheel
In her bloomers saileth around;
And the town all knows,
By her well stuffed hose,
—Houston Post.
The Conecuh Record's woman’s edition
last week was up to the standard. It is
a seven-column quarto, tilled to the brim
with good reading matter and handsome
Says the Monroe Jouranl: "The pre
vailing money stringency is nowhere
more apparent than in the receipts of the
revenue office. Collector Robison reports
the smallest collections on his recent
rounds he has ever experienced."
The Huntsville Tribune thinks the
Georgia legislature too much for Mr.
"The Georgia legislature met and the
president left on the next train. Atlanta
was shrouded in gloom.
Says the Tuskegee Reporter:
"Tuskegee is getting to be a sure dry
town, and water is nearly as hard to
get as whisky. The state of affairs is
entirely satisfactory to some of our cit
izens, who have quit water altogether
except for washing purposes."
An exchange tells of a man who stopped
his paper and wrote the editor as follows:
"I think people auten to spend thur
muny fur papers my daddy didn’t and
everbody sed he wus the intelergist man
in the kentry and hed the smartest fam
erly of bois that ever dug taturs.”
A "woman's edition” has become a fad
among the weekly papers, and the ten
dency has been to greatly improve the
get up of the papers. Almost anything
is better when a woman has to do with
it, from the spanking of a baby to the
running of a newspaper.
The Talladega News-Repot;ter says:
"It is unfortunate that the government
is so completely in the hands of the
money lenders that it dares not con
sider an improvement of its condition
that does not at the same time provide
for the demands of the ravenous mon
The Talladega News-Reporter thinks
the improvement of business is due to
our indomitable energy rather than to
our financial policy:
"Yes, the times are improving along
many lines of business. But it is not due
to our financial policy by any means,
but rather to the indomitable energy and
recuperative ability of the American peo
ple. With anything like favorable laws
we should have been the richest and most
independent people in history.”
Some of the pop and silverloon papers
say that 16 to 1 is the God-given ratio
between the money metals. The only
mention in ancient records as to that is,
30 to 1 was asked and paid when Judas
made the famous trade with the Jewish
priesthood.—Eutaw Mirror.
To take an offhand view of the case
don't old Judas in this instance gently
remind you of a Wall street gold bug?
The old devil would have cornered our
Christianity.if he could.
“The State Herald has It that sound
endures to all eternity. If that is so
what a volume of sllverite howls will,
for ages yet, bombard the heavenly
worlds that shine above us.”—Eutaw
Yes, silver Is the poor man's money,
and, as the Scripture says “the poor we
have with us always,” the heavens will
be continually bombarded with the howls
—with only short intervals to listen to
the needle-eye trawler as his lonely voice
travels across the horizon.
The Celburne County New Era thinks
the "boomer” has had his day In the
south—that he is not a good citizen at
any price and should receive no encour
“One of the serious drawbacks to the
developments of the south has been the
game of gouge that has been going on
ever since the smoke cleared away from
the battlefields and men began groping
among the smouldering emibers to collect
the few remnants of their broken for
* tunes. It began In the reconstruction
: days when carpetbagger and scalawag
snarled like hyenas over the skeleton of
the Confederacy. In after days It con
l tinned under a more refined form under
the manipulation of the boomer and the
speculator. Our people profited by the
experience, and there began a game of
i dog eat dog, which has been disastrous to
This Is Our
Opening Day!
All our customers and friends
are invited to call. Think the
attractiveness of our store will
repay you for your visit.
jjda^Remember a delicious
menu is served throughout the
our best Interests. Now, this is all
wrong. When good, solid, substantial
citizens come among us from the north
and west in search of homes and per
manent investment. It is to our best in
terest to treat them fairly. It is a great
mistake to put up the price on our prop
erty or to allure them by misrepresenta
tion. One permanent settler who makes
up his mind to cast his lot among us is
a bigger advertisement than any we can
get otherwise. It pays,rather to extend
to such a one extra concessions and in
ducemnts than to frighten him off with
extortionate prices. Where one settles
and does well others will follow. The
boomer has had his day. He is not a de
sirable citizen at any price, and should
reclve no encouragement. But to the
legitimate investor and permanent settler
the right hand of fellowship should for
ever be extended.”
The Huntsville Tribune thinks the gov
ernor wants to give the Georgia dignita
ries an opportunity to redeem them
“ ‘G#rernor Oates does not think that
Alabama was represented at Atlanta in
a creditable way and hopes to have an
other day set aside as Alabama day,
when the state troops and a large num
ber of citizens can attend in a body.'—
Colbert County Banner.
"The governor probably wants to give
the Georgia dignitaries a chance to re
deem themselves for overlooking his
presence in Atlanta in the first instance.”
Florence Times: The North Alabama
conference of the Methodist Episcopal
church, south, will meet at Gadsden on
Thursday, November, 21.
Cleburne County New Era: Edmond
son & Wagener shipped a carload of fine
beef cattle to Atlanta this week off their
stock farm near this city.
Sheffield Standard: Corn is more plen
tiful and cheaper in north Alabama than
has been known for many years. It is
now selling for 25 cents in this market.
Mobile Unionist: Friday the remains
of 122 soldiers of the Mexican war were
disinterred at Pascagoula and sent to
Mobile for interment in the National
Mobile Unionist: Friday night the Mo
bile Cadets had a banquet In celebration
of their fiftieth anniversary. One of the
speakers was Col. R. M. Sands, the com
pany’s first captain.
Sheffield Standard: Rumor has It that
one of our citizens struck it rich in cot-/
ton, having closed out his purchases a
few days before the recent decline, real
izing the snug sum of $7000,
Florence Times: Mrs, A...T. Hooper, who
was burned out at the Commercial ho
tel Saturday night last, expects to rent a
building in the city and open accommo
dations for the people again.
Talladega News-Reporter: Mr. Law
rence Boggs of Birmingham and Miss
Louisa Lathen of this county were quiet
ly married in the Southern hotel par
lors here yesterday, the young people
having pome up on the noon train from
Leighton News: Last Friday night
John W. Hall and Mrs. Margaret Hall
of the Brick neighborhood were united in
marriage, William McCormack, J. P., of
ficiating. Mr. Hall has passed the three
score and ten line and the blushing bride
is about twenty years his junior.
Jasper Eagle: Jasper Is now in "talk
ing distance” with Carona, Patton, Coal
Valley, Oakman, Horse Creek, Blossburg
and Birmingham; that is, the telephones
have been placed on the new telephone
line and a man, for a small fee, can talk
with parties at any of these places.
Jasper EagleT WTe learn that the Po
cahontas Coal company of Virginia, one
of the largest coal mining corporations
of the south, has extensive mineral in
terests there and are proceeding to de
velop them. Our informant tells us that
they are now sinking a double shaft, the
largest opening, it is claimed, in the
south, and will put in a very large force.
They have also some twenty-five houses
for operatives under contract for con
Florence Times: A horrible accident oc
curred at McWilliams’ gin mill, near TJus
cumbla, on Monday of last week. Mr.
Y. B. Hicks, aged about 26 years, was
caught between the bar and the line
shaft and hurled at a terrible speed. His
head was thrown against the floor with
every revolution and was horribly man
gled. His head knocked a hole in the
floor, which was made of seasoned pine
lumber. Hicks was well respected by all
who knew- him and was a young man of
good habits.
Daphne Breeze: The prisoners con
I fined in the county jail made a well-nigh
successful effort to break out Thursday
night. A large three-cornered tile was
found in the Jail and the door of one of
the cells was found off its hinges. The
bar had evidently been weakened at
three points by filing and the door was
then used as a battering ram to break
it out. The prisoners made htany con
tradictory statements concerning the
manner in which they had broken the
bar and how they obtained the file.
Monroe Journal: The Mississippi river
is at its lowest here in the memory of the
oldest Inhabitants and navigation is prac
tically suspended. There Is barely sufll
cient water in the river to enable the
ferry boats to cross between the Illinois
and Missouri shores, and not enough to
permit the freight and packet steamers
to ply between here and Cairo. Slight
hopes are entertained that navigation
■will be resumed this season, and nearly
all the boats halve discharged their crews
and are making preparations to tie up for
the winter.
Covington Times: We are Informed by
Mr. T. E. Baisden of this place that he
saw a pig1 belonging to Mr. J. D. Mallet
of Searight a few days ago that was the
grandest curiosity ever presented In this
part of the country. The pig had only
one eye, which was in the middle of the
forehead; no nose, but a snout about 2V4
Inches In length, which resembled an
elephant's probosls. Its head and ears
were like those of a dog, and there were
four tusks In the lower Jaw. Its legs
were like those of any other hog. but on
Its feet were claws. Mr. E. R. Spicer
the Best
Bor tlie
- Least Money,
Call on or
Send Your
Orders to
T. F. Thornton
Wholesale and llctail Grocer,
2003 2d Avenue, Birmingham
Has any and everything in stock from
a live chicken to a full grown beef, and
from a 5 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
took the pig to the exposition, and doubt
less It will be one among the most curious
spectacles exhibited In the city of At
lanta. _
Cotton Rolling In-Going to the Exposition.
New Railroad Building Rapidly.
Tallassee, Oct. 26.—(Special Corre
spondence.)—1Tallassee Is very quiet at
present, though cotton is being marketed
very fast.
People are so busy that you can scarce
ly ever hear the money question spoken
of here.
The great attraction for Tallassee peo
ple now la the exposition. Quite a num
ber will attend within the next two
We are needing rain badly. It is dry
and dusty.
Work on the Tallassee and Montgom
ery railroad is being pushed rapidly now
and it is throught will be finished by
Tour correspondent would like to say
to Alabama teachers, let's have a day at
the exposition some time in December.
We are glad to note the high standing
of the Birmingham shool exhibit. Now
for a teachers’ day!
Dunlap Latest.
Rogan Latest.
Are high grade goods.
1911 First Avenue.
Death of Benjamin Asberry Clements-Cnas.
A. Harris, Son of Sheriff Harris, Dead.
Athens, Oct. 28.—(Special Correspond
ence.)—Benjamin Asbury Clements, the
father of President Clements of the Stale
Agricultural college, died at the resi
dence of Ills son last Friday night, in the
75th year of his age. Mr. Clements was
one of the most remarkable men in the
state, and as much may be said of him
as a good and pure man and a useful
citizen, and in hlsdast moments he gave
full assurance that he died as he had
lived; and was ready and willing to meet
the demand of the occasion.
He leaves a good wife to mourn his
loss, but it is gratifying to know that
she is In the hands of a noble son, who
will provide for all her wants and ne
cessities. and remove much of the gloom
and sadness that might otherwise settle
down on her pathway to the grave.
Charles Anderson Harris, son of Ex
Sheriff B. P. Harris, died of asthma last
Friday night at the home of his father
in Athens, having only attained his ma
jority a few years. A more popular
young man never lived in Limestone
county. He was the Idol of his parents
and a favoritg with everybody, and arr
unusual sadness prevails over the entire
community. _
Senators John T. Morgan and James
L. Pugh will address their constituents
on the money and currency question at
the following times and places:
Tuskaloosa, Saturday, November 9.
Greensboro, Monday, November 11.
Eutaw. Wednesday, November 13.
Livingston, Thursday, November 14.
Demopolis, Saturday, November 16.
Thomasville, Clarke county, Monday,
November 18.
Union Springs, Wednesday. Novem
ber 20.
Seale, Thursday, November 21.
Eufaula, Saturday, November 23.
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