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Entered at the postdfflce at Birmingham,
▲la., u second-class matter.
Eastern Business Office, «8 Tribune Build
ing New York; Western Business Office, 509
‘ The Rookery," Chicago. 8. C. Beckwith,
Bole Agent Foreign Advertising.
Notice to Subscribers—W hen subscribers
desire to have their papers changed, they
must specify where the paper Is now going
and where they wish It changed to. Watch
the label on your paper and see when your
time expires.
The State Herald will appreciate news
from any community. If at a small place
where It has no regular correspondent,
news reports of nslghborhood happenings
from any friend will be gratefully received.
All cocnmnnicatlons, of whatever charac
ter or length, should be written on only one
side of the sheet.
Business Office.330
Editorial Rooms.231
All calls after 9 o'clock p. ra. should be
sent to the Editorial Rooms.
The Advertiser's labored effort to in
fluence the minds of Ex-Governor Jones'
friends was really amusing.
A fatal objection to Carlisle as a dem
ocratic candidate for president is that he
is a resident of a republican state.
The situation in Turkey does not Im
prove as the days go on, but, on the
contrary, the gloom appears to be thick
ening hourly.
There are days when each of us Is un
able to see good in anything, and on
those days, so far as Is possible, we
should abstain from passing Judgment.
Good old time democrats cannot be ex
pected to throw up their hats for any
administration the policy of which finds
encouragement only In republican vic
Henry Miller and Charles Lex, two Cal
ifornia men, own more than 14,000.000
acres of land in three states. This Joined
would make a property half the size of
New York.
The first anniversary of the reign of
Nicholas II has been celebrated through
out Russia, and the military, ecclesiasti
cal and social ceremonials have been of
the most pompous kind.
M. Eugene Ysaye, the violinist, has
bought for $5000 the Stradlvarlus violin
known as Hercules. It Is dated 1732, Is
one of the most perfect of Its family,
and Is beautifully preserved.
Will Secretary Morton explain why the '
party was so badly beaten In the Bay
State, and why the largest republican
majority known for years was piled up
against the Cleveland democracy?
The Pennsylvania democrats have re
mained firm In their allegiance to the
president's policy, yet the republican
majority In the Keystone State is close
on 200,000. In Iowa, it is the sume story.
Why should the Advertiser so readily
conclude that the State Herald had refer
ence to Ex-Gov. Thomas G. Jones when
It Intimated that that paper had a pet
candidate for the senate and that man
was not Governor Oates. Do the guilty
flee when no man pursueth?
Of course Governor Oates would ac
cept the democratic nomination for gov
ernor next year were the party to tender
it to him through its convention, but the
Advertiser is not the party, or even its
convention, and a tender by it Is entirely
too small an affair to disturb Governor
The powers insist upon having the
whole of Anatolia, which in its wider ac
ceptation as here is co-extensive with
Asia Minor, and Includes Anatolia prop
er, Armenia, Kurdistan, etc., patrolled by
Turkish troops, presumably under Eu
ropean surveillance; and the porte is
evincing a disposition to resist.
Speaker Crisp is to address the Georgia
legislature by invitation one day next
week, and it is expected that this will be
the formal inauguration of the senatorial
fight in that'state. Crisp Is squarely In
the race to succeed Senator Gordon, who
has announced that he will not be a can
didate. He is regarded as the special
champion of the free silver movement In
that state, and It is expected that his
speech will be a strong arraignment of
the administration. Whatever It is, it
w ill be the Inaugural of what promises to
be the liveliest senatorial race in the his
tory of the state.
Says the New York Sun In Its issue of
Thursday; “It is the opinion in Madrid
that it would be a humiliation for Spain
to let Cuba go. We think it would be one
of the most honorable acts In the records
of Spain. The crown would but lose a
Jewel that has become valueless; it would
gain unfading glory. All the republics in
the three Americas would cry. Honor!
And so would the lovers of liberty the
world around. Det Spain break Cuba’s
shackles, her name will shine. It would
be ignominy for Spain to be driven out of
Cuba at the point of the bayonet. That
is the thing which Spain has to fear. It
were a shame for Spain to keep up, much
longer, the fight against her own off
spring. Nothing could be more advanta
geous to Spain than the emancipation of
The Washington Post reports that the
result of the late elections formed the
principal topic of discussion at the cab
inet meeting last Friday, and that “the
president and his advisors found solace
rather than discouragement In the situ
ation.” The feeling prevailed that the
disastrous defeat suffered by the democ
racy was a vindication of the president's
financial policy. The result In Maryland
was remarked upon with special gratifi
cation, while the republican triumph in
Kentucky was accepted as a victory for
the "sound money” views of the presi
dent. The administration now in power
was elected In 1892 by democrats, and
they who now suffer defeat in Kentucky,
Maryland, New Jersey and New York
contributed 67 electoral votes and 121,642
popular majority to that result. The
same states this year gave republican
majorities to the tune of about 160,000—
and “the president and his advisors find
solace rather than discouragement in the
situation.” Comment is unnecessary.
While the State Herald Is not In accord
with Governor, Oates on the financial
question It Is in favor of fair play on nil
occasions. Whether it is so Intended or
not. papers throughout the state claiming!
to be his friends are really doing the gov
ernor an injustice. It is known of oil
men In Alabama that Governor Oates
does not desire a second term as govern
or. He said so while he was seeking the
office in 1S94, and has repeatedly said so
since, and within the past few days he
has stated most emphatically that he was
not a candidate for governor, but was a
candidate Tor the rlace now occupied by
Senator Pugh. A certain newspaper, at
tempting .to pose as a friend of the gov
ernor, a few days ago sought an inter
view with him, and falling to succeed in
its efforts to get the governor to go back
on his former declarations regarding a
second term, proceeded to press the ques
tion whether or not he would decline a
second nomination if tendered him by the
party. As a good loyal party man Gov
ernor Oates, of course, answered that
question in a straightforward manner,
paying that if the PARTY should tender
him the nomination he could not decline
it. What man in Alabama who has been
repeatedly honored by the democratic
party would refuse to serve the party
should it, through its convention, call
upon him to accept the nomination for
governor? That man does not live. Seiz
ing upon this answer the paper referred
to seeks to make a great mare’s nest out
of it, actually going so far as to construe
that answer to mean that Governor Oates
had recanted and really gone back on his
oft repeated declaration that he would
not stand for a second term as governor,
really creating the impression in the
minds of some people that the governor
could not be depended upon to stand by
what he had said to the people, thus do
ing the man, whose friend it claims to be,
a great injustice. No man enjoys being
held up to the world as one who, notwith
standing he said yesterday he would not
do a thing, may be liable to change fronts
and do it today. While the State Herald
understands full well that is has no
claims on Colonel Oates or he on It, as a
public Journal it cannot refrain from en
tering its protest agalnstsuch unfairdeal
ing on the part of a paper claiming to be
Governor Oates' friend, advocate and ad
That very remarkable statesman from
the wild and woolly west, who presides
over the agricultural department, fur
nishes the press with his Idea as to what
brought about the democratic defeats.
Like all narrow-minded politicians of
small caliber he takes a superficial view
of the situation. He Is actually cheerful
over the result, seeing In It the hand of
providence in behalf of the president’s
policy. Out of the clouds he sees the de
mocracy mounting up the golden stairs
to the gates of the new Jerusalem. He
sees plainly that the meaning of the
elections Is a merited chastisement by
the people of those who thwarted the
president's policy.
Unfortunately, however, the facts do
not Justify the secretary’s conclusions.
The president wrote a letter Indorsing
the New York democratic ticket, and the
democrats loBt that state by 100,000 ma
jority against them. If It was necessary
to rebuke Gorman In Maryland how was
It necessary for the vindication of the
president that a republican legislature
should be elected In that state? If It was
necessary to teach Hardin a lesson in
Kentucky how did it become necessary
to defeat the rest of the ticket? If It
was proper to kill off Brice In Ohio and
Smith In New Jersey, how did it happen
that similar defeats and defections
occurred in all the states that
indorsed the president’s views and whose
leaders had not crossed the path of the
president? Massachusetts and Buzzard’s
Bay are as deep In the mire as Maryland
and Kentucky are in the mud. Wherever
the democrats adopted the gold standard
policy of the president they have gone
down to overwhelming defeat. They
adopted it in all the eastern states and
in Ohio and Iowa, and have utterly
wiped out the party. They adopted it in
Kentucky and Hardin oould not save
them. It was only in Mississippi that
the democracy Btood by the old flag, and
the result there was that the enemy fail
ed to carry a single county. Bear it in
mind Alabamians! There is no test oath
at democratic primaries In Mississippi.
There is no ballot box stuffing in that
state. The election is a fair and square
one between white men. That state un
furled the banner of the double standard
and the result is that not a single county
of Mississippi but what elected the demo
cratic ticket. Commenting on this action
of our sister state the New Orleans
Tlmes-uemoorai very et/neetiy o«yo.
“If the democrats have mismanaged
their affairs in Kentucky, New York and
Maryland they have made no mistakes in
Mississippi. The change and reform
which they made in the suffrage, and
which restricted it to the more Intelligent
voters, helped them materially, as it will
help the party In Louisiana, by Improving
and purifying it. An educational qualifi
cation, however, would not alone have as
sured democratic success in Mississippi
unless the party had deserved it. The
populists showed considerable strength
after the suftragc qualification was
adopted, but tha democrats checkmated
this by appealing to the people and mak
ing the party responsive to the popular
sentiment. This Is true democracy and
it always wins. If the party represents
the people it Is certain to win; if it does
not, failure Is Inevitable. By the general
adoption of the system of primaries the
Mississippi democracy got down to the
voters. One of the results was the adop
tion of the free silver plank; another re
sult was a great increase in the democrat
ic vote. It shut out the politicians and
made the party a popular one; and it won
by a larger majority than ever before.
What was accomplished in Mississippi
could have been accomplished in any of
the other demooratic states; but, unfor
tunately, It was not. In Maryland and
Ohio the democratic campaigns were dis
tinctively Gorman and Brice campaigns,
and in Kentuoky the elections to the dem
ocratic convention were so managed, be
cause of the claims of the various candi
dates, as to prevent an expression of the
popular will. One thing or another in the
other states tended to cloud and confuse
the popular desire and the result was de
“When the democratic party ceases to
represent fully and thoroughly the
voters, and becomes the mere tool or or
gan pr politicians, or office seekers, de
feat sooner or later Is inevitable. When
it speaks through the people, when it Is
the people, as in Mississippi, victory is
equally certain.”
The pope has granted the French au
thor, Boyer D’Agen, permission to write
his biography, and for this purpose has
given him access to-the family archives
of the Counts Pecci, in Carpineto.
In considering the interests of Birming
ham the press of the city has frequently
been necessarily brought to refer to mat
ters and questions in such a Way as led
those more nearly concerned in them to
believe they were inspired by feelings of
antagonism or personal enmity, when in
‘reality suoh sentiments were farthest
from the mind of the writer. This has
notably been the case in dealing with the
Birmingham Roll line mill and its dis
criminations against Birmingham manu
facturers, together with similar mat
ters relating to furnaces and commis
saries. It was found that the advantages
of location whloh gave the source and or
igin of Birmingham had been neutralized
through these agencies and the growth
of the city retairded by them. An Inde
pendent and just newspaper could not
honestly do otherwise than seek to have
that cause removed in order that the pre
dictions and reasonable expectations
of the founders of this city might
be fulfilled and realized. Further than
this, It was due to those who had made
investments running up Into tens of mil
lions of dollars in this city that the In
ducements for such investments be not
altogether ignored while considering oth
er interests on which the prosperity of the
district at large was admittedly based.
The founders of Birmingham proclaim
ed that iron could be made here cheaper
than elsewhere in the wudUl, and this
one fact alone made the building of this
city possible. The claim- was demon
strated to be true,"yet there tvas a halt In
the growth of the city, and Investors in
city property sought to knhW the reasons
for it. --
Investigating committees, composed of
the most. Impartial-and responsible bus
iness men of Che city, acting under in
structions from the Commercial club,
found that smaller industries located here
could not get the advantages of location
from the action of the rolling mill and
furnaces, while the retail trade of the city
proper was shut out from a reasonable
competition for the trade of the mining
classes on account of the commissary sys
tem of the corporations of the district.
No one doubts but that the industries of
the city would multiply a hundred fold If
the finished products of our cheap iron
could enter those markets where the raw
product now finds its readiest sale, while
the retail trade of the city would corre
spondingly improve If miners were paid
In cash and allcfwed to trade where they
could do the best with their money.
A statement of these facts should not
awaken antagonism on either side, since
the prosperity of the city unquestionably
depends upon the prosperity of the cor
porations airound it, while the very exist
ence of the corporations in the past has
been upon the prompt action- of the city
in times of peril, and these mutual rela
tions should be considered at all times
and by both parties in the discussions
which these matters must naturally
The growth of Birmingham must be se
cured. Her Interests are now too large
and her investments too great to allow of
any retrogading, but It must not be
sought for other than in a natural and le
gitimate tV&y. When this spirit prevails
there will be growth rapid and permanent
and such us Birmingham has never
known before, and to this end every loyal
citizen should bend his best energies.
The latest alarming reports from the
far east are that the rebellion of the
Dungans in the northeast of China is as
suming alarming proportions. The rebels
are said to be armed with rifles of Rus
sian manufacture, and their leader is re
ported to have sent an ultimatum to the
imperial government at Peking threaten
ing to march on the capital if a favor
able ainrwer la not received. The im
perial troops are stated to be pillaging
towns and villages and littering the fields
with the bodies of men, women and chil
Worse Than Hypnotized.
The whole country' was Clevelandized.
—ilansfield (O.) Journal (Pern.)
Repeated the Verdict.
A year ago the oountry repudiated
Clevelandism. It has repeated the ver
dict this ‘ year.—New York Recorder
By the Campos System.
By the application of the Campos sys
tem of compiling victories the friends of
the administration arc able to extract
considerable consolation.—Washington
Post (Ind.) >
WhaUSort of Administration?
Is it really true that it is necessary to
smash the democratic party In order to
vindicate the administration? If so, what
sort of an administration are we working
under?—Atlanta Constitution (Dem.)
That Huge Incubus.
Finally, what is the great lesson of
this election? It is that the future of the
democratic party will be hopeless until it
has purged itself of Clevelandlsm. It is
crushed under that huge incubus.—New
York Sun (Dem.)
Pounded and Kicked.
Heretofore it has always been the case
that a federal administration received
some sort of consideration and to some
extent an Indorsement at the hands of
the people at some time during Its career.
But it has not been so in the case of this
second administration of Qrover Cleve
land. Carried into power by a popular
revolution in 1892, It has, in each year
since, been pounded and kicked by the
people, until—of course we speak some
what figuratively—it must now be black
and blue all over. There have been re
publican landslides, tidal waves, snolly
gosters, or whatever else one may choose
to call them, in each and every year since
the Cleveland administration became
warm in its seat.—New York Mercury
(Dem.) ___
During a speech made at Charlestown,
Ind., fifteen years ago Col. Bob Ingersoll
said when Kentucky went republican he
would believe In the teachings of Chris
tianity. The remark has since been
quoted by almost everyone in that vicin
ity, and especially during the few days
Just preceding the election in Kentucky.
Wednesday the Jeffersonville papers re
ferred to the fact that Colonel Bradley
had converted Colonel Ingersoll and the
Incident has caused much amusement.
Many old residents throughout the coun
ty remember the speech.
. It So Appears.
To the State Herald:
Does the Montgomery Advertiser, in
its advocacy of Colonel Oates as the only
man who the democrats can safely put
up as a candidate for governor next year,
mean to have it understood that the
Oates men will not vote for Johnston if
he is nominated, but that the Johnston
men will vote for Oates If he is the candi
date? I confess I can make no other so
lution of its position:on this question.
Respectfully, DEMOCRAT,
Attalla Herald: A new eighty-saw cot
ton gin, with warehouse In connection,
will be erected at this place soon by
Chisolm Bros.
Monroe Journal: Oane grinding and
molasses making are now engaging the
attention of farmers. INew syrup, fresh
pork, sweet potatoes, eto., make good eat
ing in old Monroe.
Florence Times: Mr. A. J. Carter of
Bast Florence the past week bought for
the old land company sixty acres of land
on the head waters of Sweetwater, for
which he paid $12 an acre.
Covington Times: The commissioners
have made the insurance company a
proposition to the effect that the com
pany pay the county $2260 insurance on
the court house and contents. Their
proposition has not yet been heard from.
Choctaw Herald: Mr. J. R. Adams of
Mount Sterling says he has a hog a year
old which measures 7 feet and 2 inches in
length and will weigh at least 400 pounds.
And yet some people Insist that hogs can
noil be successfully raised In this country.
Attalla Herald: We have several in
quiries from capitalists who want to in
vest in mica lands here. Anyone have
ing any land with good mica deposits, or
Indication of same, may hear of some
thing to their advantage by communicat
ing with the editor of this paper.
Troy Messenger: Some days ago we
mode a notice, of a terrible accident
which befell Mr. Allen King of County
Line, whose legs were both crushed in a
runaway of his team. We learn that he
Is still In, a very critical elate. It is bare
ly hoped that he will survive.
Florence Times: A letter received here
this week by Captain Carson slates that
the home and all the earthly possessions
of Mrs. Annie M Bailey of Sunset, La.,
were destroyed by fire recently. Mrs.
Bailey was formerly a resident of Flor
ence and she asks assistance from her
Monroe Journal: It Is stated that the
Swede turnip placed in comparatively
warm cellars in the fall of the year will
send out sprouts which, when cooked, are
equal to the best asparagus, and in some
parts of the old world it is becoming a
regular part of good gardening to put
away a few turnips for supplying the
article during the winter season.
Anniston Hot Blast: William Ward
attd the wife of Elisha Jones disappeared
from DeArmanvllle the other day about
the same time, and it is the general sup
position that they are together as an in
timacy is believed to have existed be
tween them for some time. Ward is un
married. Mi's. Johns had no children
except a 12-year-old daughter by a former
husband, which she carried with her.
Anniston Hot Blast: An ageu negro,
whose name could not be learned, mount
ed a box at the intersection .of Noble and
Tenth streets shortly after 2 o’clock this
afternoon, and as the.IJot Blast goes to
press Is giving the negroes sOthe good
advice, telling them to stay in Alabama,
work harder, learn more and pay less
attention to politics, to strive after the
greenback bill and not bother about a
civil rights bill.
Marietta <Ga.) Journal: I. B. Massey,
who is farming a few miles from Wash
ington, Wilkes county, made this year on
a t^n horse farm 150 bales of cotton, with
an abundance of corn, fodder, etc., to
run him next year. This is an average
of fifteen bales to the horse. A conserva
tive estimate makes Mr. Massey's re
ceipts from his farm from $3500 to $4000.
Mr Massey says he made his calculation
on 4-cent cotton and \t-0Uld have made
money at that price.
Choctaw Herald: On Mr. Robert
Swann’s place, two miles east of Isney,
is a. natural curiosity that is worth seeing.
It Is two white oak trees united above
the ground and forming one tree. The
larger one is about 18 inches thick and
the smaller about 10 inches. They stand
some 6 feet apart and bend outward un
til they are about 10 feet apart, then the
smaller bends inward and enters the
larger about 20 feet from the ground at
an angle of about 45 degrees, thence up
ward the tree is larger. It is about 80 feet
Anniston Hot Blast: John Phillips of
Choccolocco was attacked and nearly
killed by unknown parties early Wednew*
dav morning. He had started from his
home on foot for Jacksonville about 1
o’clock, when Ihe was set tip on, by a white
man and a negro, one armed with a knife
and the other with a fence rail, and cut
and beaten into insensibility. The ruf
fians then left him, probably thinking
that he was dead. He was found a few
hours afterward, however, and taken
home, where his Injuries were looked af
ter and he will probably recover. Phil
lips says he has no idea who it was at
tacked him or for what.
Anniston Hot Blast: A fetf night since
as Mr. B. J. Williams and his son, Mr.
John Williams, who conduct a store in
West Anniston and live in Alexandria,
were on their way home they were met
a few miles out of town, by two unknown
negroes, one of whom had a pistol, who
commanded them to halt. Before they
had time to make their wants known
young Mr. Williams drew from his pocke,t
a razor, which he had brought to town to
have sharpened, and oommanded the ne
gro with the pistol to drop it. This he did
instantly, and Instead of making any fur
ther demonstrations the two negroes be
gan to beg the Messrs. Williams not to
kill them. After lecturing them some
the would-be highwaymen were told to
hustle, and they did. *The sight of a ra
zor, the negro’s own weapon, in the
hands of the enemy seemed to paralyze
the darkeys, and what little confidence
they might have had in the pistol was
seemingly lost.
Florence Times: In 18G4, when the fed
eral troops were in Florence a little col
ored boy named Robert Mitchell, while
playing on Tennessee street with his com
panions, was picked up by Captain Smith
of the Seventh Illinois regiment and car
ried away. He was a bright chap and
the man who took him off said he was too
likely a boy to remain In slavery. He
belonged to the Hawkins family and his
departure created quite a stir nmong
those immediately interested. Mitchell
was carried along with Captain Smith’s
regiment until the close of the war, when
he was taken in hand by northern friends
and educated in a Catholic school and
subsequently in law fn Chicago. He is
now a successful practitioner in Chicago.
He is now on a visit to Florence, where
ll£s mother, old Aunt Martha Cook, .lives,
and says notwithstanding he lives in Chi
cago he feels that he is a loyal Alabam
ian. Mitchell is a bright, fine looking
man, and evidently does not regret his
capture by the yankees In 1864,
Charles J. Bonaparte says In the Chari
ties Review: "To give 10 cents or 25 cents
to a street beggar, to furnish a meal for
an unknown vagTant, to listen and re
spond, without testing its truth, to a tale
of distress which an overwhelming mass
of recorded experience pronounces pre
?umptively raise, even so to relieve want
hat it shall be rather perpetuated than
cured—these are not true work* of mercy,
done for the glory of G<jd and the good of
our fellow men; they are the swallow de
vices by whkxh those too lazy and selfish
to realty help others, to try to drug or
hypnotize their own conscience."
“The House That Is Divided Against Itself
Shall Pall.”
Wliat a walloping and trouncing we had on
Tuesday last!
Oh. the Waterloo that hindered our pyro
technic blast!
Oh, the tears that trickled when the late re
ports told fast
That the buoyant party leaders had no
trumps and passed!
In old Blue Grass Kentucky for thirty
years or more
Tom jeffersoTTs disciples have unlocked the
state house door;
But when they asked a silver lion to send
forth a golden war,
We still continued at the game, but the
others kept up the score.
To Maryland, my Maryland, extends the
1 if ^i 1ft
Of how the foxy Gorman has “a puli" on
hand for sale,
For though ho made an uphill light, It was
of no avail.
As the democratic dailies were camping on
his trail.
In other sections of the land, but every
where defeat.
The thing was so unanimous it wearies to
For while the Reps were running, with no
weights upon their feet,
The democrats, while hobbled, essayed to
win a heat.
Of apathy, and perfidy and treach’ry in the
The papers all are grumbling, whatever
view they hold.
If they have a silver tongue, it Inveighs
against the gold,
And vioa versa they maintain, in “cranks’*
the tale is told.
And thus the gruesome story will the same
forever be
’Till we combine our forces ’gainst the com
mon enemy;
Then sound the Loud assembly, and let the
nation see
That we are "up and at ’em’’—unterrifled
I Old friend, I hear you whistle
Upon the zig-zag rail;
Your cheery voice of welcome
Kings out the autumn gale;
When scarlet loaves and golden
Dance in the amber light.
You tell me of your presence
With a vim, Bob White!
A whole-souled little fellow
In speckled coat of brown;
You heed not summer’s passing
Or skies that darkly frown;
While other birds aro quiet,
Your call comes to delight;
And that is why 1 like you
Most of all, Bob White!
. Philosopher in feathers!
I’d Join your happy school?
The heart forever sighing
Belongeth to the food!
Happy-go-lupky fellow
Tno’ cnilly breezes blight.
There’s always summer sunshine
In your heart. Bob White!
The world has so much sorrow,
We need your lively call;
A soul to face all trouble—
Ah! that’s the beat of all!
The sndw will soon be falling, ;
Nor hill nor vale in sight;
But I have learned your lesson
In my heart, Bob White!
—Monroe H. Rosenfeld in N. Y. Clipper.
I sit alone where twilight falls
And hear a dreary sound
Like some Imprisoned soul that beats
In vain to break Its bound.
A restless knocking, then a space
Of silence; then again
The patient, dreary rat-a-tat
That sounds so sad, so vain.
Oft In the twilight hour as now,
I hear it o’er and o’er,
And then my spirit whispers me,
“They’re chopping hash next door.'*
• » •
Mr. Cleveland is weilcome to all the
comfort he can get out of the recent elec
W. H. Vanderbilt became notorious
for his “public be damned” sentiment.
The superintendent of the Spring Val
ley Coal company has gone Vanderbilt
one better by using the expression
“starve and be damned.”
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Secretary Herbert talks glibly about
masons working for $6 a week In Mexico.
An American workingman who has Just
returned from there says he got work as
a mason at J7 a day.—Chicago Independ
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Isn’t it strange that there has been no
changes from silver democrats to gold
democrats except among those who have
their noses in the trough?
Editor Carmack of the Memphis Com
mercial-Appeal says "democratic mince
meat is plentiful." Yes, and the sau
sage crop is up to the standard and well
If an Alabama democrat of five years
ago should rise from the tomb he would
be as much astonished at the position of
some of his old associates as Benjamin
Franklin would be to look upon the light
ning trolley can_
Says the London Spectator: “The
white race is taking charge of the black
race everywhere—we do not mean the
Asiatic race, but the African—and it
will have to make up Its mind very soon
as to the conditions of Its guardianship,
otherwise there will be misery among the
blacks and demoralization among the
whites*. Except Hayti, there Is now no
black race which Is not under white
sovereignty, or expecting white sover
eignty, or preparing itself for a last fight
in protest against, that encroaching
The law is still after the Seventh Day
Adventists In Tennessee. A11 its majesty
and machinery have been invoked to pun
ish a good soul who was guilty of the
heinous offense of setting out one dozen
raspberry slips on a Sunday morning,
contrary to the peace and dignity and
Sunday law of the state of Tennessee—
Louisville Courier-Journal (Dem.)
Captain Merry Says It Is So.
San Francisco, Nov. 11.—Captain Mer
ry, a local capitalist and member of the
San Francisco chamber of commerce, who
Is deeply Interested -in the Nicaraguan
canal project, said yesterday: "I believe
the dispatches frorfi Chicago which say
that a London syndicate has practically
agreed to back the Nicaraguan canal
scheme are practically correct. I am not
at liberty to give any further particulars
or mention any names, but as long as the
news has already been published I don’t
think 1 am betraying any confidence to
say that the news as published is sub
stantially correct.”
n. vjuui S3 uo.
Milwaukee, Wls., Nov. 11.—A Are In
Buhrig & Sons' coal yards on Canal street
early this morning damaged 150,000 tons
of hard and soft coal and burned down
the sheds and offices. The total loss Is
estimated at about $150,000. The Are as
sumed threatening aspects and every en
gine in the city and two Are tugs were on
the scene. After a hard Aght of over two
hours the Aame6 ware subdued and the
surrounding coal sheds, lumber yards and
factories were saved. The loss is insured.
A Stronger Demand to Be Made.
London, Nov. 11.—A dispatch to the
Globe from Constantinople says at a
conference of ambassadors of the- powers
held Saturday It was decided to renew in
still stronger language the demands upon
the porte regarding the state of affairs
In the province of Anatolia. In making
the fresh demand the powers will Insist
upon knowing what measure -ths -porte
will take to restore order.
Help Me.
(For Boys' and Girls’ Department.)
Help me Master to be a man
Whose life reaches out to others.
And by their side at all times stand, k
As neighbor, friend and brother. J1
When the storms In life appear, i\
And discords reign In terror, ,‘f
Help me then to see more clear
The principle of brother.
—Mountain City Gazette,
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Send for the Coroner, Silver Craze Dead. 1
Says the Mobile News:
“Illogical gold bugs, you have over and
again declared ‘the silver craze is dead!*
You have howled that It ‘is not dying,
but dead!' Now you say it was the cause
of democratic rout last Tuesday. If the
‘dead’ silver kid can ride forth to such
rout, what will the live one do when
votes come to be counted in Alabama?"
And Jesse Is a Hard “Chile to Nubs.”
For several days the Troy Messenger
has kept, a notice standing1 at the head
of Its editorial column antiauncing a joint
discussion between Congressmen Ciarke
ami Stallings. The day arrives, the crowd
is on hand and the Messenger remarks:
“According to announcement, which wo
have published for several days, Hons.
R. H. Clarke and J. F. Stallings were to
address the people here today. Mr. Clarke
was detained at home by business, but
Mr. Stallings appeared and held forth
for two hours to a fair sized audience.”
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Kicked Itself Out of Friends.
Says the Talladega News-Reporter:
"The Montgomery Advertiser has about
kicked itself out of friends In this part, of
Alabama by its unrelentless and personal
warfare on Captain J Winston and Sena
tor Morgan. It is about the last paper in
the south to build up and harmonize a
great party like democracy. Its rule-or
ruin policy has tied the hands and sealer!:
the lips of many of the best democrats
in the state, and the sooner it is deposed
from power the better. If it said
only half the mean things about John
STu rman's party that It does about homo
democrats and wmuld henceforth refrain
from abusing the latter, there would ire
no more doubt as to next year’s results
than that the sun will shine again. As
it Is, It has the party now thoroughly
split up and ready for defeat." _
$jo oo to $1.50.
Drop in and take a look at
our new assortment.
The handsomest that has ever
been in the city of Birming
They are on exhibition and
you will be convinced when you
see them.
The Glorious Autumn.
The Mountain City Gazette grows po
“Now Is the time when autumn leaves
are In their glory and autumn skies are
at their bluest. The individual who can
go Into the oountry or through the wood
lands and not have his soul penetrated
to the center of bis being with a sense of
the beauty nathre Scatters all around
hifn, free and without cost, ought to be
dead. He Is a clod, and ajl animal lower
than the missing link. He would go Into
the field and dig potatoes on his only
daughter’s wedding day.”
Ask Major Screws.
It would be Interesting to know just
how many of the gold advocate papers In
Alabama are either expecting or are al
ready holding favors at the hands of the
present administration. Certainly such
matters have their weight and do bias, to
some extent, opinions In political matters.
We do not doubt that but any honest ed
itor could lay aside any such prejudice,
but the question Is, would he? Does he?
Who can give us the figures on this ques
tion?—Talladega News-Reporter.
Major Screws, postmaster at Montgom
ery and candidate for congress from the
Second district and senior editor of the
Montgomery Advertiser, read a very val
uable paper giving the history of the Al->
abama newspapers at the recent meeting
of the Press association In this city, and
if the editor of the News-Reporter will
address him a letter he will no doubt take
pleasure In giving the Information
sought. The paper was ordered printed
In book form and we don’t believe any
paper In the state published It on ac
count of Its length and it would not bear
condensing. However, our recollection is
no reference was made as to what news
paper editors or the number who are
holding or seeking office. It was possibly
accidentally omitted by the writer, and
may be Included when the copy is pre
pared for the press.
Not the Journal’s Boilers.
Detroit, Mich, Nov. 11.—Some of the re
ports sent out detailing the cause of. the
boiler explosion Wednesday, which
wrecked a part of the Detroit Journal’s
plant and killed thirty-seven persons,
give the Impression that the Journal’s
engine and boilers were responsible for it.
The Journal desires it stated that the
boilers belonged to a company from
which It bought its steam, heat and pow
er; that the engineer was In no sense an
employe of the newspaper, and that no
responsibility for the calamity rests
upon It.
A ,000,000 Bank Contemplated.
Havana, Nov. 11.—It Is announced that
a meeting of sugar planters was held
here yesterday with a view of establish
ing a bank with a capita) of $2,000,000.
A committee was formed to draft a set
of by-laws.
Highest Honors—World’s Fair.
A pure Grape Creana of Ta-tar Powder. F
from Ammonia, Alum or any other adultera

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