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300 and 302 N. Twentieth Street.
Some Facts in Connection With the Same Not
Heretofore Made Known.
Correspondence Opelika News.
As there Is a great deal being said at
present In the newspapers concerning the
Edwards estate, and many wild and ex
travagant statements are being made,
and as these statements are misleading
and tend to contuse, rather than inform,
the public, I feel called upon to give
what X believe to be a correct, though
brief, statement of the matter.
From a large correspondence, extend
ing over several years, and from infor
mation gained by visiting and consulting
the older members of the Edwards con
nection, 1 am able to make the following
A long about 1750 three Edwards broth
ers, Thomas, Henry and Edward, came
to this country from England. Xn 1771
Thomas Edwards bought from the In
dians an unsettled claim on 50,000 acres
of land lying along the Hudson river In
the state of New York, and In payment
ior sendees .gendered the English gov
ernment during the French and Indian
wars, the crown acknowledged the claim
6.nd made to Thomas Edwards absolute
title. At the beginning of the revolution
ary war Thomas Edwards, although very
old, was active In supporting tho Eng
lish government, and became personally
f-esptmslble for a large amount of wheat
bought in New York for the British
About this time he died and Robert Ed
wards, his oldest son, administered on
the estate. After the close of the war,
order having been restored, Robert
leased certain property in New York city
for ninety-nine years to settle claims
against the estate. The lease was made
to Aaron Burr and was dated in 1789.
After holding the property thirty-three
years, Burr sub-leased it to New York
city for sixty-six years. The records
show that the conditions of the lease were
that at the expiration of the ninety-nine
.years the property, with all improve
ments, was to revert to the decendants of
Thomas Edwards.
The property so leased Is described as
Beginning at a point on Hudson river,
then down the river, taking In part of
Long Island, then to the Bowery, then up
Canal street to Broad street, taking in
Trinity and St. Refers churches, then to
point of beginning. This tract is said to
Contain somewhere between seventy-five
and 100 acres Hnd its assessed valuation
at the expiration of the lease In 1888 was,
ns I am told by a prominent real estate
agent 111 New York, $312,000,000.
Since the lease expired tile descendants
of Thomas Edwards have been tryiag to
come together nnd collect the necessary
proof to establish their right and recover
the property.
I am told that the New York city au
thorities have acknowledged the claim,
and parties in a position to know the
present status of the matter, are quite
confident of a favorable settlement; in
deed, so strong is confidence in recovering
this property, that brokers and specula
tors are offering to buy the interest of
any of the heirs who are willing to sell.
A great deal more might be said were
J attempting to write a complete history
of this property, especially concerning
the English law of Primogeniture and
Other colonial customs which obtained
foiany years ago, but are now obsolete.
I think what I have said is sufficient
to place the matter plainly before any
one Interested.
I will now give a brief statement of
Thomas Edwards children and grand
Thomas Edwards had five sons and one
daughter; they were Robert. John, Wil
liam, Solomon, Thomas and Frankie.
It has been said that Robert never
married. This is a mistake; be married
late in life, and had three children; they
were Reuben Nathaniel. John Crawford
and Rebecca, a daughter. Robert and
his wife both died, leaving these children
in minority, and their uncle William Ed
wards became their guardian. The de
• scendants of these children are scat
tered over Virginia. North and South
Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio, and
there is one in Canada.
John Edwards settled in Virginia, Cul
pepper county, and died there. His will
is recorded at Culpepper court house.
I have in my possession a copy of his
family record. His children were Retty,
Joseph, John, Mary. Thomas. Sarah and
William. Some of the descendants of
these children are now in Virginia, some
in Kentucky and some in South Carolina.
William Edwards settled in Virginia,
but some time after the revolutionary
war moved to North Carolina and died
there. He had seven children, John. Jo
seph. Sally. .Tarrott, Stratton, Jesse and
Ambrose. Some of these married in Vir
ginia, hut later on moved west. Their
descendants are mostly In North and
South Carolina. Georgia. Alabama and
Tennessee Sally married Ambrose
Daniel and settled in Fairfield county,
South Carolina. I have not been able to
gather any reliable Information concern
ing Solomon Edwards. I think, howev
er, that he went to Kentucky, and from
there his descendant scattered over
Ohio, Indiana and the west. Thomas
Edwards, Jr., settled In South Carolina
bn South Tlfer river; some of his de
scendants reside in the same locality,
others went west before the civil war.
Miss Frankie Edwards married Isiah
WicklllTo and settled in Greenville, S. C„
on a lot where the United States court
house now stands. Frankie had only
two children. William and Ludy. Miss
I.ucy married John J. Stokes.
Later generations might be mentioned,
but the bounds assigned this statement,
is already reached, and I will ohly say
further that my mother, Jdjrt}. Sahib Sad
ler, Is a great granddaughter of Thomas
Edwards, granddaughter or Willlapi Ed
wards and daughter of Jarrott Edwards.
The foregoing statement^ are made
from data In my hands, and are Intended
'to aid any of the descendants into whose
hands they may come. Any one who
may be able to trace a relationship to any
of the mentioned Edwards, can easily
establish a claim to a part of this estate.
Waverly, Ala.
Children Cry for
Pitcher's Castoria.
They Challenge the Unterrified—The Defi of
Chairman Adams.
The following is the challenge Issued
by Chairman Adams:
i Randolph. Ala., Sept. 23. 1895.
Hon. H. C. Tompkins, Chairman Demo
cratic State Executive Committee—
Dear Sir: Believing that truth never
suffers injury or loss in an open-handed
contest with error, I hereby submit to
your consideration the following chal
I will name a populist to meet a dem
ocrat to be named by you to engage In a
joint discussion at eight or ten places in
different sections of the state, dates and
places to be agreed upon between you
and me, and the debate to be confined to
a discussion of the principles announced
by the Omaha platform.
If you accept this challenge I would be
glad If you name five of the places and
to have also a suggestion from you as to
dates. Awaiting your reply, I am. Re
spectfully, etc., S. M. ADAMS,
Chairman People's Party State Execu
tive Committee.
To this challenge the Montgomery Ad
vertiser replies:
“The Invitation of Chairman Adams of
the people's party state executive com
mittee for a Joint discussion with demo
crats has been declined by Chaicman
Tompkins of the state democratic exec
utive committee.
"When asked about it yesterday by
an Advertiser representative Colonel
Tompkins said: 'I have answered the
challenge, saying that I had no authority
as chairman of the state committee to
arrange for a joint discussion, and as
such declined it. I thought it an inoppor
tune time Just now, as the farmers are
all busy gathering their crops and have
no time to go to hear public speaking;
but I expressed the opinion that later
on such an arrangement could be made,
stating that I would call the committee
together to consider it.'
"Colonel Tompkins seemed perfectly
willing to have the joint discussion, ap
parently being anxious to meet Mr. Ad
ams himself, being confident that de
mocracy would have nothing to lose by
the joint discussion; but he felt that he
had no authority to accept the challenge
as chairman of the committee, believing
also that just at this juncture the farm
ers should not be disturbed in their har
vesting by political meetings. Eater on
the arrangement can be made."
The Troy Democrat thinks that the in
vitation should be accepted, harvest or
no harvest. It says:
"Chairman Tompkins, as will every
democratic speaker In the state, will
doubtless accept Chairman Adams’ of the
populite party formal challenge to joint
•debate. This is what the domocrats have
always wanted. The popuiites have from
the beginning of their existence declined
every challenge of the democrats. We
can only account for their change of tac
tics In the fact that the popuiites have
tried that way and failed. They will now
try the other way, and it will fall. Se
cret political organizations will ever fail,
but the popuiites cannot attribute their
former failures to this fact—It Is the
populite principles which the people can
not tolerate. Nothing but democracy
will content the people of Alabama.”
To Cure a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Rromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money If It falls
to cure. 26c. 10-27-6m-2p
But It Is Very Weak.
London, Nov. 1.—The Constantinople
correspondent of the Times telegraphs
that he learned the names of the mem
bers of the commission of the control,
and adds:
“Of the three Turks two are nullities
and one an intriguer. Of the Christians
one is clever and strong, another clever
and weak, and the third is an admirable
whist player. The president of the com
mission has not been chosen. It may
safely be predicted that the commission,
is not such as Kiamel Pasha wished.”
Fresh bread and candy made
daily at C. W. Cody’s, 1820 to
1826 3d avenue. ;ej U 2/>
His Identity Fixed
Washington Star.
■•Yes." said the man with the imposing
conversational manner, “this country
has much to learn.”
“Think so?” replied the hotel clerk.
"Emphatically! I am daily pained by
Its deficiencies in art, music, science and
literature. What It wants Is some per
son-some cultivated person, like my
self. for Instance—to show It how its
books should be written, how its music
should he composed, how its army should
he disciplined, how its government should
be conducted—”
Here he whs interrupted by the shrill
stage whisper of one of the bell boys:
‘ HI, Chimmy, tel de boss ter tire dat
h ide an' groom out'n de parler suite on
de secon' floor. We's got de emeror of
Germany wit’ us In disguise."
The Bogie man is coming.
Old papers lor sale cheap at
this office.
$48,000,000 BEHIND.
That Is What WiH Be tbe Condition of the
Treasury if the PresenHJck Is
Kept Up.
Washington, Nov. 1.—the treasurer's
official comparative statement of the re
ceipts and expenditures for the govern
ment for the months of the fiscal year to
date and for the month of October was
issued today. The deficit for the first
third of the fiscal year It stated at $16,
848,365, or. at the rate ot $48,000,000 for the
fiscal year. For the month of October
the deficit !h excess of expenditures over
receipts it is st-ut-ed-at $6,604,677. As com
pared with September the'receipts for Oc
tober were $350,000 greater and the ex
penditures- $10,600,000 larger. ■>
October, 1895,' aS compared with Octo
ber, 1894, shows an Increase in receipts
of $0,750,000, while the expanses for the
same month also shows an Increase bf
nearly $i\0(K),0Op. The receipts for the
first four mctfiths of this fiscal year, as
compared with 'the four months of the
last fiscal year, shoWs'a decrease in rev
enue of $3,000,000. The expenditures of
the first four months of this fiscal year
shows a decrease of $4,880,000 as compared
with the corresponding months of the last
fiscal year.
The state department has received a
telegram from Mr. Rartio Williams, the
United States consul-general at Havana,
stating that the case of Jose Martinez
Gonzales has biien quashed and his re
lease ordered bv the captain-general, and
the ease of Victorina Valiet Pierre has
been transferred to the* ctvtl courts.
Gonzales was arrested on suspicion In
the latter part of September by the civil
authorities at Sagua LaGrande, and was
released after five days' detention. He
was arrested by the military authorities
and thrown Into prison. He claims to be
an American citizen.
Pierre was arrested at Sagna LaGrande
on August 12 last for proposing treason
able acts. The case was reported to the
department, and the transfer of his ease
to the civil jurisdiction was requested.
He also claims to be an American citizen.
The Central Railroad company has is
sued the following circular:
Central of Georgia Railway Company
Office of the Vice-President.
Savannah, Ga., Nov. 1, 1895.
Circular No. 1.
The Central of Georgia Railway com
pany, as purchaser, has this day taken
possession of, and will hereafter operate,
the railroads heretofore belonging to the
Central Railroad and Hanking company
of Georgia, extending frbm Savannah to
Atlanta, with a branch to Milledgeville;
and the roads heretofore belonging to the
Savannah and Western Railroad compa
ny, extending from Meldrim, Ga., to Ly
ons, Ga.; from Amerlcus, Ga., by way of
Columbus, to Birmingham, Ala.; from Co
lumbus to Greenville, Ga.; from Opelika
to Roanoke, Ala.; from Eufaula to Ozark,
Ala.; from Griffin to Carrollton. Ga.; also
the River Front railroad in Savannah,
Ga., and the graded lines formerly be
longing to the Savannah, Dublin and
Western Short Line railroad, and all
property, real and personal, appurtenant
The Central of Georgia- Railway com
pany will hereafter pperate all the rail
road properties of the Southwestern Rail
road company and of the Augusta and
Savannah railroad under contracts of
lease with those companies respectively.
This company also assumes control of
the Ocean Steamship company and the
New England and.Savannah Steamship
company on and after this date.
The following named officers having
been duly elected will be xe%pected and
obeyed accordingly: Ralph L. A Jet-son,
Jr., vice-president; William E. Finley,
secretary; MV. A. C. Ewen, treasurer;
Henry Crawford, general counsel.
The following appointments are made,
to take effect from this date:
Lawton & Cunningham, general solic
itors, Savannah, Ga. "" '
Theo D. lin'e( genet'al superintendent
rail lines, in charge of transportation,
road and machinery departments, Sa
vannah, Ga.
William F. Shellman, traffic manager
of rail lines, Savannah, Ga.
William Hawn, auditor.rail lines, Sa
vannah, Ga.
Walter C. Askew, assistant treasurer,
Savannah, Ga.
J. W. Comer, purchasing agent. Sa
vannah, Ga.
G. M. Sorrel,- manager steamship lines.
Savannah, Ga.
J. I\ Beckwith, general freight and pas
senger agent steamship linos, pitr 35, New
All nfficers and' employes will, in addi
tion to the duties performed for this com
pany, perform also such duties as may be
required of them in completing unfinished
work of the receivers.
All earnings and other sums arising
from the operation pf lha above named
rail properties on and after this date will,
be remitted to (he assistant treasurer of
this company and reported to the audit
or according to circulars issued this date,
but all sums accruing prior to this date
will be remitted to the treasurer of the
receivers In accordance with their in
structons heretofore given.
All persons heretofore In the employ of
the receivers of the properties now opera
ted by this company, unless otherwise
advised and until further notice, will be
retained n the employ of this company
under temporary arrangement, termina
ble without notice on any date at the
will of either party.
A Fatal Accident.
A car loaded with ore in the yards of
the I.ouisvtllo and Nashville at Bessemer
jumped the track at a switch point last
night, causing some little delay. For
tunately no one was hurt and but slight
damage was dorie to the car and road
bed. "»
Pension Robbers Convicted.
Raleigh, N. C., Nov. 1.™The United
States court in session at Newberne is
trying many oases In which gross frauds
in pensions are made clear. . Newberne
was captured by the federal troops early
in the war and many negroes enlisted in
the army. Some years ago some persons
engaged in the business of procuring
pensions on false affidavits by inducing
men to swear Ittiey had been soldiers and
women to swear they were widows of
soldiers. It Is claimed that In this way
the government was defrauded out of
thousands of dollars. The men who de
vised this fraund got a large share of it
by dividing with the l>ogus pensioners.
Albert Baker, who personated William
Baker, was convicted yesterday. Some of
those who swore he was William Baker
and a soldier are-to be prosecuted for per
jury. The court is now trying a ease
against Jane Hille for obtaining pensions
fraudulently. She obtained a pension as
a widow of Edward HUi and afterwards
Edwnrd Hill was found In Lenlr county.
He has also received fnoney fQf his war
services. Jane and the. latter were
strangers she swore.
We have Just reoelved a carload of
choice California wines, -such as Clarets,
Port, Sherry and White Wins, They are
equH in quality to any imported wines;
prices are within reaoh of everybody.
Special Inducements to parties buying By
the barrel. 8amples free of. charge. Give
us a call.
Corner Morris AVe. and 20th St
ttempt to Wreck an Opelika and Au
burn Train.
Opelika, Nov. 1.—(Special.)—A dastard
ly Attempt was made last night to wreck
the! train on the Opelika/ and Auburn
(tummy line six miles south iff Opeiika.
A, heavy bar of iron was placed on a high
tF?stle just this side of Auburn. Engi
ne^ Aiken discovered the (Obstruction in.
time to avert an awful accident. Had
the:train stuck the obstruction the death
of several persons wouM have been the'
result. There is no clue to the cowardly
Armenians Wore at Fault.
London, Nov. 1.—The Standard will to
morrow publish a dispatch from Con
stantinople saying, if not fully confirm
ing,1 lhe Turkish statements that the riots
at Blttlcs and Celtoun were initiated by
Armenians in response to orders from
the Armenian nation. The population of
ditties is 37,000. of which number 1200 are
Armenians and 10.000 Kurds. The Arme
nians removed their valuables to the sub
urbs on the night preceding the rioting.
They set fire In two places to the Mussul
man quarters of the city; JCcitouny. peo
pled by Armenian mountaineers, was at
tacked, and the buildings set on fire.
The run on the Bank of Constantinople
on Thursday was organized by Arme
nians with the Intent to depreciate Turk
ish'stock. Measures have teen taken to
prevent such a plan. The bank’s position
Is undeniably strong.
The Commission Named.
Constantinople, Nov. 1.—Kiamel Pasha
on October 10 asked the sultan to relieve
him of the duties of the grand vizlerahip,
which, he said, had exhausted him. The
office, he added, required the physical and
mental energies of a younger man. The
sultan peremptorily refused to relieve
Today Klamel Pasha communicated to
M. Kamber, the French ambassador, the
names of the members of the commission
that will control the Armenian reforms.
My Health Broke Down
With troubles peculiar to women, my
nervous sys
tem was sbat
tered. The
physician said
there was lit
tle hope for
me. A neigh
bor told me of
cures by
Hood’s Sar
saparilla and I
decided to try
it. When I
had taken 3
bottles I could
sit up, and
now I ajn per
fectly well and
Hood’s Sarsaparilla
bad done all this (or me." Mrs. C. F.
Fadereh, La Plntta City, Colorado._
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It will stimulate your DIGESTION.
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ERilE MEDICAL CO., Buffalo, N.Y.
An invaluable product
made from the finest
beef the world produces.
'Extract of Beef.
Birmingham Fish Company,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in and
Shippers ot
Fish, Oysters and Game.
’Phone 146. No. 310 North Twentieth
Street, Birmingham, Ala.
The Geo. Passe Company is
now located at 2024 First
Avenue and ready for busi
ness. They cordially invite
all their customers and the
public generally to call and
see them. The best goods at
all times at the lowest possi
ble prices.
Don’t forget the number
2024 First Avenue.
Academic Year 1895-6 Begin*
Monday, Sept. 2.
AH aspirants for Certificates or Diplomas
Bhould be enrolled on that day.

Catalogues describing the courses to be
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Potter Building, First Avenue.
Sessions Day and Night.
A modern, progressive, practical school of
business. Tuition rates reasonable. Posi
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plain wrapper, which oontalps testimonials and
financial references. No charge for consulta
tions. Bewart of imitation*. Sold by our adver
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Sold in Birmingham, Ala., by Nabers, Mor
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The Cleveland Bicycle
• Displayed in our window will bo
SlVen away during
Christina^ Week.
The date will be announced later.
A TICKET for every purchase o£
ONE DOLLAR of merchandise
will be given away until that
• tijne.
The following citizens have been
appointed and consented to give
away the Bicycle:
Joseph F. Johnston,
H. M. Wilson,
,J. B. Cobbs,
Felix Drennen,
W. J. Cameron,
Rufus N. Rhodes.
Very respectfully,
I WEIL & 10.,
Merchant Tailors and Furnishers
1915 and 1917 First Avenue.
To buy Shoes of us. Our
motto is : The lowest pos
sible price to all. No store
can do better than this.
The Feet Fitter,
1 I
No. 2010 Second Avenue, i
Writes every letter in sight of oper
Does most of the work in writing AU
TOMATICALLY, and yields in the time
thus saved additional work.
rt acts as if it studied the convenience
of the operator at every turn, and there
by lightens his labor and renders him
capable of doing more.
It has a knack of keeping well and is
always ready at critical or other times.
These are some of the reasons why it
Is so different from all other writing ma
The catalogues tell you more about it.
The Columbia Typewriter Mfg. Co.
116th Street, Fifth and Lenox Avenues,
New York.
Brazeal Bros.,
General Agents . . .
For the State of Alabama.
223-225 Twenty-first Street, Birmingham,
Other machines taken in exchange for
Repairing and cleaning a specialty.
MlWdtsf flftdlorfesf muslt hluwiiiIht store/—•
VUnfr, to us|or eventing linoum in
Si I have forced them to reduce
their price,
they have also reduced the quality
of their whisky. !i
still sell the same standard brands,
same standard quality and same
price—75c a bottle.
209 and 211 Nineteenth Street
John Vary,
Attorney at Law and Solicitor ia Chancery.
Office No. U First National Bank
Building, Birmingham, Ala,

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