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The despot heel Is on thy shore, Mary
land, my Maryland!_
Birmingham Is In full blast, with a
new boom on, says the New Orleans
It is a lucky thing that the president
Issued his Thanksgiving proclamation
yesterday instead of today.
It is feared that many whalers in the
Arctic ocean have been caught in the ice
without supplies to carry them through
ithe winter. __
There is no doubt that the mass of the
public will regard the verdicts returned
in the cases of Durant and Holmes as
eminently Just and satisfactory.
A New York politician credited with a
long head ventured to predict the other
day that Senator Quay would be the re
publican nominee for the presidency.
The experiment of propelling the boats
on the Erie canal by electricity is de
monstrating a saving over horse power
of $2 per cent and over steam power of 55
It seems to be settled that the one man
who is absolutely certain not to be nom
inated for president by the republicans
next year is Benjamin Harrison of In
Through Governor Altgeld’s supervi
sion of the charitable Institutions of Illi
nois they will have a surplus of $150,000.
JThe state can tolerate a good deal of this
sort of “anarchy.”
The report of the commissioner of
immigration shows that 258,536 immi
grants arrived in the United States dur
ing the last fiscal year. This is the
smallest immigration since 1879.
There are now in blast 228 iron fur
naces. against only 172 this time last
year, and the output from January to
October 25 this year is 7,293,000 tons,
against 4,850.000 tons for the same period
The alliance of Mormonism and repub
licanism/ in Utah does not appear to draw
any plaudits from our republican con
temporaries. They ought to be dilating
on this evidence of the attachment of
the republican party for foreign religion
of any kind.
Hawaiian annexation has gone too
soundly th sleep to be roused by Mr.
Roosevelt's belated clamor about it in
the Century. Even in Honolulu itself it
is scarcely discussed any more, except in
a perfunctory and hopeless way.
Richmond people have appealed to the
alumni in behalf of the University of
Virginia. At a meeting on October 29
over $7000 was subscribed toward re
placing the building lately destroyed by
fire. This is the kind of spirit which
goes with the best kind of progress.
It is announced that Monte Carlo has
had a disastrous summer season. In
stead of eleven roulette tables there were
only three, and there was but one trente
et-nunrante table instead of four. Ex
cept for a couple of hours in the after
noon and after dinner even these were
The highly conservative way to con
trol the suffrage, the Augusta, Ga.,
Chronicle (Deni.) says. Is by requiring an
educational test. Then, “as the negroes
Improve in education they increase their
suffrage, and inducements are held out
also to white men to improve their
The population of Texacapa, Mexico,
seems crazed by fanaticism. The town
Judge sent his alguaclles or constables
to arrest ten persons whom he declared
to be heretics, locked them in the town
Jail and set the building on tire, roasting
the inmates to death. He declared that
he derived authority for the deed from a
The marriage of her daughter to the
Duke of Marlborough will lessen Mrs.
Vanderbilt’s income by $25,000. By the
terms of the agreement with Mr. Vander
bilt she is allowed $250,000 a year, and
with the marriage of each child $25,000 is
to be withdrawn. Her other children,
William K. Vanderbilt, Jr., and Harold
Vanderbilt, are 16 and 12 years old, re
In anticipation of reduced republican
majorities at the November elections, the
I’hiladelphia Record (Dom.) - says that
“as a rule the off years in political con
tests in the United States are most val
uable indicators of the trend of public
opinion,” because “the voters who go to
tlie polls when there is no special hurrah
or excitement to influence their action
are governed by a higher sense of civic
duty than are the voters who follow after
the torchlight and kettledrums In the
noisy presidential campaigns."
It is believed that an extensive field of
valuable coal has been discovered within
fifty miles of Juneau, Alaska. If this
proves to be so It will, of course, mean
very much for the development of that
region. It is known that excellent coal
exists in many parts of Alaska, but the
disooveiles hitherto have been remote
from the settled regions? A Hoonah In
dian brought into Juneau some three
weeks ago several pieces of excellent an
thracite coal, which he said he found at a
place fifty miles from the town, and from
his description It was thought that there |
Is a vein several feet thick cropping out
on a hillside. I
The election returns are Riven In the
columns of the State Herald today. In
the states that held elections yesterday
the result has been that the following
states have gone republican: New York.
Ohio, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylva
nia, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Ic
Kansas and Utah.
The following states have gone demo
cratic: Mississippi, Kentucky, Virginia.
Hater returns may afreet this statement,
but there Is little hope of anything bet
In nona of these states except Missis
sippi and Kentucky was any national is
sue discussed. The questions that di
vided the people, so far as we may gather
from the speeches of the candidates were
purely local questions. But we know that
local questions play a very small part
in great elections. The lines are always
drawn distinctly between the great par
ties and they are invariably determined
by party feeling. In looking over the re
sults of yesterday we see a decided Demo
cratic defeat." There has been very little
gain over the republican avalanche of
two years ago. This is a remarkable out
come from the tidal wave which carried
Mr. Cleveland Into the presidency in 1892.
To what are we to attribute this great
democratic decadence? Is it to be attrib
uted to the currency question? If so, hoy
are we to explain that all the states which
endorsed Mr. Cleveland’s views upon the
money question have gone so decidedly
against his party and In favor of the re
publican party which has invariably
straddled on that question. It would seem
that In New York, Ohio, Maryland. New
Jersey and elsewhere, where the gold
standard was indorsed, the people would
have sustained the the president. They
have not done so. They overwhelm the
democratic party into a condemnation
that is re markable by its weights and
It is fair to say that a very large part
of this result is due to hard times. The
party in power Is always visited with the
anger of a suffering people. We have not
yet entirely come from under the cloud
of business depression and hence the
democratic party must suffer for a time.
But the cloud will roll by and the old
party will again assert its power and suh
premacy. The south is sure. The west
may be won. There is little hope of the
MR. CLEVELAND IS RIGHT.
“It appears that out of deference to Mr.
Cleveland’s feelings Cuban day at the At
lanta exposition has been postponed, 'it
is a new doctrine in the United States,’
says the New York World, ‘that citizens
are not to express their views on any
subject for fear of offending a foreign
tyranny.' ’’—Springfield Union, Rep.
It is not a new doctrine, however, that
a rebellion should not be recognized by
an official or quasi official body in ad
vance of the action of the government.
We think the president was correct In his
suggestion, if in fact he lias ever made
such a suggestion, that the proposed
Cuban day for sympathy with the rebel
lion against gpain should be abandoned.
The Atlanta exposition is a quasi nation
al and partly an official affair. The gov
ernment has lent Its aid to the exposi
tion, and the president in his official ca
pacity opened it. In expressing sympa
thy for the Cubans it would be regarded
as in some measure expressing the views
of the government. If it were entirely
disconnected with anything pertaining
to the government, and If It had not been
opened by Mr. Cleveland the case would
have been different. There is no doubt
that the people generally sympathize
with the Cubans. It may be that the
president himself does so. Rut there is a
proper way to express that sympathy.
It ought not to be done through official
bodies or through bodies owing their ex
istence or support to the national gov
ernment until congress speaks out. If
we owe nothing to Spain as a govern
ment with whom we are at peace, we owe
respect to the rules of international law.
No nation can disregard those rules with
out weakening her moral influence.
the legal tender cases.
The St. Louts Globe-Democrat gives a
summary of the decisions as respects the
greenbacks. It will be observed that the
decision holding that congress has the
power to create legal tender notes In time
of peace was not that of the so-called
packed bench of President Grant, but
of the court as constituted in 1884. It is
a singular fact not generally known that
of the nine justices all except Judge
Field maintained the power of congress
to issue paper to circulate as money and
to clothe it with legal tender rights.
The Globe-Democrat says:
• Jn the December (1866) term, in the
case of Hepburn vs. Griswold, the su
preme court decided that while the act
of February 25, 1862. creating the legal
tender notes, might be a rightful exercise
of authority under the war powers of
congress, such notes were not a lawful
tender in payment of debts contracted
befora that act's passage. The opinion
was read by Chief Justice Chase, and it
was concurred-tn by Associate Justices
Nelson. Clifford. Field and Grier. These
were all democrats, for Chase was a
democrat before becoming a free soll
er and a republican, and he usually held
the orthodox democrntlo view on con
stitutional conslructton. Justices Miller,
Stvayne and Davis, republicans, dissent
ed. There was one vacancy on the bench
at the time, and another was soon after
created by the resignation of Grier. This
reduced the democrats to four. Grant in
1870 tilled the two vacancies with repub
licans—Strong and Bradley—which gave
the republicans five members and a ma
jority. Grant and everybody else who
knew Strong and Bradley knew they
held the same view as Miller, Swayne and
Davis, and the opposite view to that en
tertained by Chase, Nelson, Clfford and
Field. But the same could be said of
the great majority of republican Jurists
at that time, and in any rase repub
licans would have been appointed to fill
the vacancies. The story that the court
was "packed" has this much basis and
"The matter came before the new court,
now consisting of nine members, in the
term of December. 187», In the case of Par
ker vs. Davis, and It was decided in 1871,
the former ruling being reversed. The
opinion of the court, the five republican
members concurring and the four demo
crats dissenting, was that tile legal ten
der act was constitutional as to debts con
tracted before as well as to those entered
Into after its passage. But these decis
ions were virtually based on the war pow
tis of congress. The question of Its power
to create legal tender notes in time of
peace did not come directly before the
court until long after Grant list! left the
presidency. This was in the case of
Juliard vs. Greenmail, in 1883-4. Justice
Gray read the decision March 3. 1834,
which was to the effect that congress has
the power to create legal tender notes In
time of peace as well as of war.
Only one of the nine members of the
bench, Justice Field, dissented from this
opinion. Most thinking persons, republi
cs »u well as democrats, believe this
la a dangerous power for congress to
wield, and propositions were often made
In 1884 and 188S for an amendment to the
constitution prohibiting this power. But
this decision was rendered seven years
after Grant left the presidency. He never
expected it and probably never desired it
when he "packed" the court by the ap
pointment of Justices Strong and Brad
ley, and, of course, he was in no sense re
sponsible for it."
"I'Vivolous Cupid” is the title of a new
book by Anthony Hope, to be published
this month by Messrs. Platt, Bruce &
Co;f of’N'ew York. If is claimed that its
intensely modern and piquant contents
cannot but add to the reputation and
popularity of the talented author of the
“Prisoner of Zenda."
According to the “Bookman," the same
firm have made a very good start with
their first publication, "The King’s Strat
egem," by Stanley J. Weyrnan, of which
over 7000 copies have been sold in three
The New Commander of the Army.
A member of various social organiza
tions, General Miles yet takes much more
pleasure in home than In club life. He
has the happy art of making strong and
loyal friends. He has always enjoyed
outdoor sports and athletic exercises,
and did not miss, you may be sure, be
ing at the America's cup races in Sep
tember. Ho is fond of horseback riding,
and appears to great advantage mount
ed. but has come to prefer the bicycle;
and in his dally spins on the wheel, his
daughter or hlsson, a lad about to enter
liis teens, is invariably his companion.
He likes to have .pet animuls about him,
especially good dogs; "and his pets," as
a friend once said, “are the pets of the
In manner the general is quiet and self
controlled, bill none tlje less affable and
courteous, and it has been remarked' that
he never refuses to see anybody who calls
upon him. Perhaps it is a systematic
method in routine work, with a habit
of beginning as soon as possible whatever
has to be done, that gives him this abun
dant leisure for visitors. The members
of his family have access to his library
in his working hours, and never seem
to disturb him. He is free from affecta
tions, and presents no eccentricities of
angularities with which to point a "char
acter sketch."—George E. Pond in Mc
Clures Magazine for November.
Robert limns Stovonson’s Last Letter to
October, 1894—•! know 1 am at a climac
teric for all men who live by their wits,
so I do not despair Hut the truth is I
am pretty nearly useless at literature.
Were it not for my health, which made
it impossible, I could not find it in my
heart to forgive myself that I did not
stick to an honest, common place trade
when I was young, which might have
supported me during all these ill years.
But do not suppose me to be dpwn in
anything else; only, for the nonce, my
skill deserts me, such as it is, or was.
It was a very little dose of lnsplratlori,
and a pretty little trlcfc of style, long lost,
improved by the most heroic industry.
So far I have managed to please the Jour
nalists. Hut I am a fictitious article and
have long known it. I am read by Jour
nalists. by iny fellow novelists and by
boys; with these, inciplt et explicit my
vogue. Good thing anyway! And I look
forward confidently to an aftermath; 1 do
not think ray health can be hugely im
proved without some subsequent im
provement in my brains. Though, of
course, there is the possibility that liter
ature is a morbid secretion, and abhors
health! I do not think it Is possible to
have fewer illusions than I. I sometimes
wish I had more. They are amusing. But
I cannot take myself seriously as an ar
tist; the limitations are so obvious. I djd
take myself seriously as a workman of
old, but my practice has fallen off. I am
now an idler and cumberer of the ground;
it may be excused to me perhaps by twen
ty years of Industry and ill health, which
have taken the cream off the milk.
I urn almost ready to call the world arl
error. Because? Because I have not
drugged myself with successful work,
and there are all kinds of trifles buzzing
in my car, unfriendly trifles, from the
least to the—well, to the pretty big All
these that touch me are pretty big; and
yet none touch me in the least if rightly
looked at, except the eternal burthen to
go on making an income. If I could find a
place where I could lie down and give
up for (say) two years, and allow the
sainted public to support me, if it were
a lunatic asylum, wouldn’t I go, Just!
But wd can't have both extremes at once,
worse luck! I should like to put my sav
ings into a proprietarian investment, and
reire in the meanwhile into a communis
tic retreat, which Is double dealing. But
you men with salaries don't know how n
family weighs on a fellow’s mind.—Mc
Clure’s Magazine for November.
Volcanoes in Alaska.
"Along the Alaskan Peninsula and tho
Aleutian islands for 1000 miles,” says the
governor of that territory, “can be seen
the semi-active volcanoes emitting blue
and white smoke, which in the night as
sumes a brilliant and interesting appear
ance. Eleven years ago the Island of
Bogliloff, situated in Bering sea, near the
Islands of Four Mountains, came sudden
ly out of the water and arose to the
height of 1000 feet, but being composed
of lava and ashes it has crumbled away
until its present elevation is about 300
feet. We sailed close by and saw hot
lava seething In a washing sea. An im
mense number of sea lions were collected
in an estuary, probably on account of the
warmth they found there. The ship’s
crew fired a cannon ball Into their midst,
hitting none, but they all sought safety
in the sea.”
War Footing of European Powers.
New York Sun.
A late estimate gives Russia a peace
effective of 858,000 men and France one
of 512.000, making an aggregate for what
is sometimes called the dual alliance of
1.370.000. On the other hand, Germany is
credited with 580,000 men on a peace foot
ing, Austria with 380.Q00 and Italy with
300.000, making an aggregate of 1,260.000.
Thus the opposing forces are pretty near
ly eqfial, with the advantage of position
and facility of concentration in favor of
the triple alliance, as they are in perfect
communication, while France and Russia
are separated. The war footings also
show more preponderance for the dual
over the triple alliance, but there, too,,
the elements of Junction and separation
are to be kept in mind.
Party Makes a Difference.
When a republican president travels
about the country he dobs right to ride
in the most luxurious cars that can be
provided, but a democratic president
should insist on cars of a cheap and ordi
nary kind. For further elaboration of
this great thoiight sea all the republican
newspapers of the country.
Not Enough Whitewash for the Job.
As was anticipated, the Investigation
into the municipal affairs of Philadelphia
has been put off until after election day.
The prestige of the grand old party, with
its big majorities, in the Keystone State
is not to be risked by furnishing the dem
ocrats capital for their campaign.
Just Dike It.
When a man stops taking a daily news
paper Just because its opinions and his
arc unlike, It Is like ills refusing to enter
into conversation with a friend because
the two have different ideas on the same
lie started in without a cent.
He's rich now. and still rising—
Some say 'twas luck; more say 'twas pluck;
lie says 'twas advertising.
—New Decatur Advertiser.
Even the Tuskegee Reporter finds space
“The State Herald may not be the best
1 paper in Alabama, but it Is th6 neatest."
The man who bends his energies tor
harmony In the party, sayB the Sheffield
Standard, will stand highest in public
Very near a candidate, says the Cov
“One fellow came so near announcing
himself as a candidate Wednesday that
he drew his pocket book on us, but he
Says the Eufaula Times:
“If you ask some men for an advertise
ment they will tell you that they don't be
lieve In advertising, that newspapers are
never read. Let the same man be caught
kissing his neighbor’s wife or trying to
hold up a building some dark night and it
the printing office is In the seventeenth
story of a building he’ll go to it and beg
the editor to keep the matter quiet.
’Don’t publish it In your paper, you
The Tuskegee News says that MaJ.
Frank McCall Is going to start a paper
in West Point, Ga. Major McCall was at
one time editor of the Union Springs Her
ald, and was considered at that time one
of the ablest writers on the state press.
It was he who dubbed the Kolb conven
tion the "rumpe convention, but after
wards became a staunch friend and sup
porter of Kolb.
The alert policemen of Tuskegee has
been getting after Editor Wynn's little
pig and thus he roasts the officials in the
last Issue of the Reporter:
"Let a poor little innocent pig get out
on th“ streets in Tuskegee and it will be
arrested and put in the pound, but the
cows have the right of way to everything
In town. They roam around on the side
walks and help themselves to cabbage,
apples, bananas, etc. Queer why there is
a distinction made.”
The Bridgeport News contains the fol
lowing peculiar killing of Verge Kline, a
negro railway porter:
“The negro was shot in the mouth three
months ago by a constable. The ball
lodged under his tongue, and he spit It
nut in a few days afterward. The man
returned to work within two w’eeke,
feeling no ill effects other than paralysis
of the muscles of the neck. Blood pols
'oning set in several days since, and Mon
day afternoon, in attempting to turn in
bed, his entire body became paralyzed.
He died shortly afterward, and Monday
the constable who did the shooting was
arrested and may be Indicted for raur
Says the Mobile Unionist:
"A man who had been convicted in the
federal court at Huntsville of embezzle
ment of money belonging to the United
States government applied to Governor
Oates for relief from political disability.
The governor granted a pardon, but said:
"I grant the same, but in my opinion it
has no effect whatever.’ The governor's
opinion Is that a conviction in the United
States court does not impose any politi
cal disability. This is a sound view of
the case. The United States has no vo
ters, nor can It make voters. It can naN
uralize foreigners, but cannot make
voters of naturalized foreigners. On the
other hand, a voter In one state may not
even by long residence be able to acquire
the franchise in another state. For in
stance, an illiterate voter in Alabama
could not become a voter in Mississippi.
tAnd all this Is strong proof of the state's
The Coming Man.
Rubberneck Johnson is a coming man:
And I’ll draw his picture the best I can,
\Vhiah, when you see, you will conclude
i That the future man is a dandy dude.
ITe”ll wear a sun bonnet on bis mug,
And buy ice cream for his lady’s pug:
He”ll squeeze his waist with whale-bone
And sit on a horse .like a fool—sideways.
He’ll wear gold eye glasses on his nose,
What ho’ll be good for the Lord only knows.
His wife will boa* him—he’ll be a “figger,”
More them a dog a nd lees than a “nigger.”
If he’s rich with pockets crammed with tin.
His wife will smile and blow his money in!
She’ll pull the fool’s leg and call him a
As she draws her bloomers over her boot
She’ll chuck his chin and leave the silly ass,
And go to the club to blow off her gas,
While cook, house maid and man up-to-date
Will follow directions left on the slate.
The woman that’s come will weed a wide
And like howling of winds will make a great
But her stay will be briof, soon she will
Where the whangdoodle goes to mourn for
—Hollfcn Fitts in Tuskaloosa Times.
Sudden Death of Little Ben Elvina, n Pupil
in the Public School.
Marlon, Oct. 31.—(Special Correspond
ence.)—Our community was shocked and
pained today by the sudden death of lit
tle Ben Evins, son of Mr. Lucius Evlns.
Ben waa'a pupil of the public school, and
during the dinner hour, while at play
with the other boys, was In some way,
not exactly known how, accidentally
hurt. Soma little time after the reas
sembling of school Professor Johnson,
the principal, after speaking to Ben sev
eral times, and receiving no reply, no
ticed that something serious ailed the
I boy and immediately telephoned his
father to come and bring a physician.
But before they arrived Ben was dead,
not having spoken during the whole
time. The physician, after examination,
said he had received an Internal injury
and that death was caused from a broken
blood vessel. The parents have the sym
pathy of the entire community.
Cotton Picking Ovor- Normal Crop of Corn.
Death of Samuel H. Kensler.
Carrollton, Nov. 5.—(Special.)—Judge
Samuel H. Sprott and Solicitor Godfry
are In Carrollton, and circuit court began
yesterday. The civil and criminal docket
are not unusually large.
Cotton picking will close In this county
about he 15th instant, and the crop will
fall considerably behind that of last year.
The corn crop has been gathered and
It is far above a normal crop in Pickens.
Molasses from Chinese and Louisiana
cane will be abundant In this section. The
farmers have been forced to make cotton
a surplus crop.
Samuel H. Keaslcr, who recently died
in this county, was 88 years old. He re
moved to this county sixty-eight years
ago and settled where he died. He was
a practical farmer and useful citizen. He
led an active and busy life to the last
Jesse Andrews Had His Hand Cut in a
Cuba, Oct. 5.—(Special.)—This commu
nity was terribly shocked today when it
became generally known that our young
friend Jesse Andrews, son of our eflicient
postmaster, had his left band so seriously
Injured In a gin that amputation, It Is
thought, will be necessary. He was at
tending the gin for Mr. Caheen when
| the accident occurred.
Fayette Sentinel: Mr. J. L. Whitson,
who went to Texas two years ago, has
returned to live, die and be burled In old
Troy Mesenger: Allen King oil County
Line happened to a painful aocldent Sat
urday evening. He was with his team In/
the plantation and something got wrong
with the harness. He stepped out on the
wagon tongue to fix the harness; the
mules became frightened and ran, throw
ing Mr. King to the ground, breaking
both legs. The wonder is that he escaped
with his life.
EdwardRvlUe Standard-News: Fruit
hurst day at. the exposition is set for No
vember 16. Governor Oates has been In
vited and it is expected that all our peo
ple will go on that day. Special trains
will run from Edwardsville, Frulthurst
and Tallapoosa, leaving here at B:15 a. m.
and then the people can return on the 4:10
p. m. or on the It p. m. train of sarWday,
If they wish.
New Decatur Advertiser: Ed Long of
Dong: & Jervis left Friday evening for
Atlanta on his bicycle. He will go by the
way of Gadsden and Attalla, and will
write to us from each town in which he
makes a stop. He expects to reach Gads
den at the end of the first day's journey,
and the next day he will go Into Atlanta.
The distance Is about 1G0 miles, and he
will have to make eighty miles each day.
• * •
Fayette Sentinel: Mr. C. J. Walden, a
one-horse farmer who lives two miles
south of town, has made this year three
bales of cotton, and corn enough to do
him two years, with the advantage of the
mast. Besides, he has made seventy
bushels of potatoes, twenty-three gallons
of ribbon cane molasses and a quantity
of peanuts, and plenty of hogs. He owes
nothing, and yet people say It does not
pay- to farm.
Eftwardsvllle Standard-News: Ex
Gov. W. H. Smith of Birmingham has
been at work some time on section 5, at
Arbacoochee, and he reports that he has
located one of the richest gold veins ever
discovered In the Arbacoochee gold field.
The governor is a good miner and a man
nor very easily excited, hence we can be
lieve that he has a good thing, if he says
he has. Other rich finds are sure to be
reported In the near future.
Mobile Item: A man by the name of
Johnson, who lives near Arlington on the
Mobile and Birmingham road, came to
Arlington last Monday and was locked
up In the freight room, where he died In
a few hours. He said about two years
before he had been bitten by a dog, but
felt no effects of the bite until last Sat
urday. After reaching Arlington he went
Into convulsions, foamed at the mouth,
barked and snapped like a dog. The
people of course were afraid of him and
locked him up, as stated.
Anniston Hot Blast: Under Indict
ments found by the circuit court grand
jury, which adjourned Saturday morning,
Dr. J. E. Crook of Alexandria and two
negroes, Charlie HarrtsOn and Slbby Lin
ders, of the same place, were arrested
Saturday afternoon- on a charge of mur
der. They were placed In jail at Jackson
ville where they now are. The murder
with which they are charged is that of
Tobe Crook, colored, which occurred on
the night of Saturday, October 26, when
some one at or near the disreputable
house of the negro woman, Slbby Lin
ders. shot him through the head and kill
ed him. Dr. Crook is a brother of Con
ductor S. TV. Crook of the Alabama Min
eral and Is a member of one of the best
families In the county.
Sheffield Standard: The Moulton Ad
vertiser of last week contained the fol
lowing. Diligent inquiry has failed to
discover such a man in this city: One
Bob Cornelius, who has been working for
Mr. R. J. Stephenson near Danville for
three years or more, and who married
Miss Lotsy Colqult last December, soon
became jealous of her and within five
months drove her from home. On Mon
day, the 14th, he borrowed a gun and
intercepting his wife on her way from
Danville home forced her into a thicket
and throwing her on the ground attempt
ed to cut her throat. He no doubt
thought he had killed her, as the wound
reached from ear to ear. The unfortunate
woman is now believed to be recovering.
Cornelius passed through Moulton the
day following the act, and is now sup
posed to be In Sheffield.
Mobile Unionist: Jules Mitchell, a
young white man, 23 years of age, went
to police headquarters Wednesday and
asked for a permit to enter the city hos
pital. He said that he Is a painter and
that he left his home in NewOrleanssome
time ago and has been working in St.
Louis. Recently he lost his position
and is making his way back home. He
spent Tuesday night at Bay Minette Rnd
reached Carpenter’s, a station on the
Louisville and Nashville railroad,
about twenty miles north of here.
Wednesday morning. He said that a
farmer living near that place set two
dogs on him without provocation and he
was badly bitten about the hands and
arms. He went to the house of Mrs A.
M. Carpenter, who lives near by, and she
bandaged the wounds, which were giving
him great pain. He walked down the track
about two miles to a river bridge, where
he boarded a passenger train. A passen
ger to whom he told his story paid his
way to Mobile. Here he was admitted to
• • •
Dew Decatur Advertiser: Friday morn
ing near Wilhite's, on the Louisville and
Nashville railroad, a voung man named
Smith who was stealing a ride on a
freight train fell between the cars and
had both legs mashed off just below the
knees. No one on the train knew It, of
course, and the| train passed on and left
him. After lying by the track awhile he
crawled out into the woods, built a fire
of brush, which he raked together with
his hands. He despaired of finding help
there, so he crawled back to the railroad
track again and waited for a train to
pass. One passed without his being dis
covered, though he waved his arms and
hands trying to attract attention. The
next train coming along, however picked*
him up and brought him to New Decatur,
where the Louisville and Nashville’s sur
geon, Dr. Murray.assisted hy Dr. Conyng
ton, amputated both legs He stood the
operation and rallied nicely from it, and
seems to be doing well at last accounts.
He was a young man of strong, sturdy
build, and said h.e had lost his Job in the
north and was going south to find work.
The railroad company, while not in the
least responsible for his injuries, had all
d.one for him possible. He was taken care
of at the depot last night, and was moved
to a boarding house in .South Decatur
this morning, where he will be nursed at
the city’s expense.
Lawyer Hornblower of New York says
the tendency of the age is toward a cen
tralized plutocracy, but he Is optimistic
enough tc tell his Georgia brethren that
the tendency will be checked before any
damage is done to the republic. Some
body must be tiustling, however, to 3top
it during the next twenty years.—Spring
field Republican. Ind.
Honest difference of opinion is to be
commended, but no man improves his po
sition or stands better in the community
by needlessly getting on his ear.—Phila
Don't be too stingy to pay your fellow
men a few compliments occasionally, if
you can’t pay anything efee.—Philadel
, phla Record.
LOST THE CHANCE.
A Case Where Honesty Was the Best
Detroit Free Press.
I was waiting at the elevated station in'
Fourteenth street the other day, when
I noticed an innocent-looking old chap
walking around in a nervous way, and as
soon as I had given him a look of encour
agement he came up to me and said:
“I hired a feller to bring along my
satchel, and when I got here I didn't hey
no change, and had to let him look
around to git a ten-dollar-bill busted."
"You don't mean to saytyou gave an ut
ter stranger a $10 bill to walk off with!”
“Yes, I never seed him afore, and I giv
him a ten-dollar bill. He orter he back
by this time.”
"You expect him back, do you?”
, “Well, you’ll never see him again, un
less by accident. This town is full of
people who are sighing to meet such old
innocents as you are. You are $10 out of
“He looked honest, and I think he'll
come back. Probably had trubble to git
I felt sorry for the old man, but even
while I expressed my sorrow he main
tained a surprising complacency of de
meanor, and didn't seem at all worried.
“You know New York purty well, don't
you?" he Anally queried.
“Yes, pretty well."
“Rubbed agin human natur' purty con
siderably, X take it."
“And that feller won't never show up
with my $10?”
At that moment a hard-faced young
man cam© hurrying up, and placing a lot
of bills and change In the old man's
palm, he said:
“There’s your $10, mister. I had to go
to five different places before they could
Old innocence handed him out a quar
ter, put the remainder In his pocket, then
turned to me with:
"Kinder sorry fur you, young man!
You'd better travel around and learn
sumthln' about human natur’.”
When he had gone up stairs to take the
train I handed a quarter to the hard
faced young man, who was still hanging
about, and said:
"Now then, talk straight. How did It
happen that you brought that money
“Well, sir, I'll tell you the truth," he
replied, as he looked up with a smile.
"That man behind you Is a detective,
who knows me, and as he saw me take
the bill away I didn't dare bolt with it.
bands alive! but It was the only chance
I’ve had In five years to git away with
ten big dollars all at once, and you can
imagine how I'm feelin’ in my feelln's
A glance at our win
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Dredging for Gold.
Recently valuable deposits of gold have
been struck in Idaho, Montana and Cali
fornia. The sands of the Snake river ln
Idaho are being- mined for "flour gold,"
which is so so-called because it is so ex
tremely fine. In former Jays it could not
be obtained at a profit. The gold occurs
in bars in the ohannel, and the methods
employed for securing It are quite sim
Powerful steam engines are mounted on
big flat boats, and the gravel is fetched
aboard in buckets that are attached to
an endless chain. The buckets are
dum;j»d one after another into a hopper,
which acts also as an agitator. The gold
being caught on copper plates by the
help of quicksilver, the refuse passing ov
In this way 100 tons of gravel can be
handled in a day, at a profit of $100, the
work of only three men being required.
The sands of many streams In Georgia,
‘Virginia and North Carolina contain
gold, but the metal is in little nuggets,
and <vould have to be separated by other
processes.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
There are manifest symptoms of a
growth of Cleveland third-term senti
ment among the eastern democrats, and
as their national convention will not
meet for nine months, yet there Is abun
dant time for the nurturing and foster
ing of that sentiment by the Cleveland
devotees, so that It may be backed up
by a goodly number of delegates when
the convention meets. It appears from
interview's printed in the New York
World that the business men of Wall
street are not unfriendly to the Idea of
a third term for Mr. Cleveland. Some
of them think the objection to a third
term is purely a sentimental one. Others
do not. but seem to have a feeling that
with Mr. Cleveland In the white house
there could not be any tampering with
the money standard. This feeling is un
questionably the sole basts of his third
term strength.—Chicago Tribune, Iiep.
Prom this general survey of the elec
tions to be held on Tuesday, It will be
seen that, of all the states which went
over to the g. o. p. in the political cata
clysm of 1893. only New Jersey arid New
York will hold slate elections on the !>lh
of November; and that New Jersey will
be almost sure to return to its democrat
ic allegiance, while New York would have
followed suit had It not been for the in
ternecine dissensions among th>' demo
crats themselves. But, apart from the
anticipated victory In New Jersey, a good
deal of information will be gained fr ;m
the other elections of Tuesday as to
whefher the republican tidal wave has
exhausted itself, as the democrats con
tend that it has. or whether it is still run
ning, as the g. o. p. prefers to believe.—
New Orleans Times-Derrocrat.
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