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FATAL RAILROAD ACCIDENT
In Which Conductor Ruffin Loses His Life. LINK BREAKS ON A GRADE And the Wild Cars Dash Down the Track at Eighty Miles an Hour—A Fatal Leao. Near Tatton Junction, fifty-three miles west of Birmingham, a railroad accident happened Sunday morning that cost yr. T. Ruffin his life. He was in charge of the second section of the westbound freight No. 38. Tho Corona accommo dation bound for Birmingham stuod on the siding at Corona, headed west, wait ing for the second section of freight train No. 38 to pass. The freight train passed Corona, and when it had cleared the switch the Corona accommodation backed east on the main line for the Pat ton “Y." As the freight was climbing the heavy grade from Corona a link broke severing the caboose and two freight cars loaded with iron. Conductor Ruffin, it Is be lieved, must have been asleep in the ca boose, or he would have applied the brakes. At any rate the wild cars dashed down the steep grade wtth frightful ve locity. Every turn of the wheels accel erated the speed. On they came like the wind In a raging tornado. Bystanders at Corona stood with bated breath as the streak of cars passed by. They were rolling, it is said, eighty miles an hour. The Corona accommodation was not more than two or three miles distant. The weight of the cars kept them on tho rails and they swept a curve at the still frightful velocity. engineer oroom or me accommoaauun saw the cars coming. He gave a savage ■wrench at the throttle valve. His en gine butted the coaches and moved fast er east. He and his fireman stuck to their post. There was nothing to do but wait for the steam to turn the tardy wheels. Every turn of the big engine drivers gave greater speed to the Corona accommodation. But nothing could race with the wild freight cars. Conductor Ruffin ran to the rear caboose door. He crept to the hand-rail of the platform and looked up and down the track. An Instant before the cars dashed into the engine he made a wild leap Into the air. A bystander says his body struck the ground like a bounding ball. When taken up he was not dead, but he could not live. He tried to speak several times, hut he could not. In a short time he was Head and his body was sent to the city. The caboose mounted the front part of the engine of the accommodation, but neither the fireman nor the engineer were hurt. The freight cars were not badly damaged and it is conjectured that Con ductor Ruffin would have escaped with out serious Injury had he remained in the caboose. It Is a remarkable feature of his frightful leap that not a bone in his body was broken and he had only two or three slight abrasions. The body was prepared for burial by the Warner & Smiley company and Shipped last night to Faunsdale for In terment. Conductor Ruffin formerly worked in Selma. He Is about 36 years old and leaves a wife and children. Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castoria. LETTER FROM DR. HALE Read at the Southside Baptist Church Sunday. He Baptises in the River Jordan—On His Way Home, Jerusalem, Oct. 13, 1895. To All the Members ot the Southslde Bap tist Church, Birmingham, Ala.— My Dear Brethren and Sisters: I have thought of you continually since I have been away from you, and although ab sent In body, I have been present in spirit. [When you have gathered within the walls of the beloved church each Sab bath, and at prayer meeting and at Sun day school my prayers have been with you. I felt like writing to you weekly, but knew this would tax your patience by prolonging the services, and that you would, moreover, hear through the pa pers. Brother Fowlkes has been kind enough to write me every week how you are all getting on, and about the Sunday school, prayer meeting and services. His letters have been a great comfort and joy to me in this foreign land—like water to the thirsty traveler in a great desert. I have rejoleed greatly In the blessings of God upon you, and that all seem to be trying each to do a little more, and thus carry on the work of Christ without im pairment during my absence. It has saddened my Journey to know that when I return I shall miss from the congregation two familiar and beloved faces. Death has thinned your ranks! The one aged, and like a sheaf ripe for the garner; the other in the beauty and promise of her bright young life! Yet they were both, I rejoice to feel, ready to go to meet the Dord, and share in the glory of those who have loved him and served him. May the comfort of the HUMOURS Instantly Relieved And Speedily Cured by ©ticura WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS A warm bath with CUTICURA SOAP and a single application of CUTICURA, (ointment), will afford instant relief, per mit rest and sleep, and point to a speedy, permanent cure of the most distressing of itching and burning skin and scalp diseases, after all other methods fail. Sold throughout tha world. British depoti F. Nbwbmt * I Soss, l.Kiog Edward-**., Lon- J J don. Pottck Diu'oavdCTiem. \ ^ 5 % Birthday Giftr. We are now open NflBERS, so Holy Spirit be upon these stricken hearts and upon all of you who have had trouble. I have now ridden through the length and almost the breadth of the Holy Land. Many passages of the word of God are plain to me now that were dark before. All of the Bible, as far as possible, has been studied on the places where the events recorded occurred. So I trust God will enable me to be an abler minis ter of Jesus Christ from this visit abroad. My gratitude to the kindly and generous church which enabled me to take this trip, by giving me this long vacation, has continually increased, as the bless ings of such travel become more and more evident. My heart was thrilled with sacred memories when I climbed the hills and looked for the first time upon the blue waters of Galilee, where the Saviour taught; upon which he walked, beside which he spent the years of his earthly ministry. Last Sunday I tried to preach Christ in Nazareth, and it was sweet to be in the town where for thirty years ho lived and labored until the hour came for him to begin his labors for our redemption. It was with deep gratitude to God that I reached the summit of the Mount of Olives day before yesterday and looked down upon Jerusalem, upon Mount Zion, Mount Moriah^ Calvary and Gothsemarie, and felt near this spot stood the blessed and pierced feet when He blessed His disciples and ascended back to Heaven to await the coming of his redeemed ones. Friday morning, by the authority con ferred by you upon me, at the traditional spot where John the Baptist baptized the Saviour in the river Jordan, I bap tized Mrs. L. S. Hutheson of Harrisburg, Pa„ upon her profession of faith in Christ. I am grateful to say God has gracious ly kept me In this long journey, and thalj my health Is good. My wife writes me my family are all well, nlthough the children have all had the fever and one of them has been night unto death. I trust to be with you, Sunday, No vember 24. I am Impatient for the hour of sailing to come. A pastor does not fully know how much he loves his church until he Is separated from them by the ocean and by a long space of time. Put I have taken too much of your time. Pray dally for me. God bless you every one. Tour affectionate pastor, P. T. HALE. Lounges, sideboards and ladies’ writing desks we offer at very low prices for the next ten days. STOWERS FURNITURE CO., 1818 and 1818 2d avenue. ll-14-tf _ EARLY CARS. For the benefit of our patrons who wish to take the early trains at union depot we have electric cars leaving South High lands 5:30 a. m. daily except Sundays. Commencing Saturday, November 0th, cars will leave Avondale 5:30 a. m. and Fountain Heights 5:30 a. m. daily except Sunday. All cars start from terminus one hour later on Sundays. BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY AND ELEC TRIC COMPANY. ,T. B. McClary, Superintendent. 11-12-tf _ General freight and passen ger office Alabama Great Southern Railroad removed to No. 7 North 20th street. Tele phone 848. 11-5-tf COTTON MEN, ATTENTION. If you deal in cotton I am prepared to give you some valuable Inside Informa tion. If you Wtll use your own money (and act as I direct for the next sixty days you will never regret accepting my advice. Write or wire for particulars. J. ARTHUR, Box 41, 1399 Broadway. New York City. ll-16-2t_ Trout are biting fine at East Lake. 11-17-tf Fresh bread and candy made daily at C. W. Cody’s, 1820 to 1826 3d avenue. « jej tf 2p Notice. We have Just received a carload of choice California wines, such as Clarets, Port, Sherry and White Wine. They are equal in quality to any imported wines; prices are within reach of everybody. Special Inducements to parties buying by the barrel. Samples free of charge. Give us a call. M. & A. WISE. Corner Morris Ave. and 20th St. FOR FISH GO TO EAST LAKE. Will Porter knows when the fish are biting at East Lake. That’s why he goes out nearly every afternoon to angle for trout and jack fish. ii-i7-tf FOR SALE. The board of managers of the. Charity hospital desire to soli all the red brick, furnace window weights, pipes, etc., to be seen on the grounds of the hospital at Smithfleld. Apply between the hours'of 12:30 and 2:30 p. m. at 2011 Park avenue. 11-14-tf _ Ask Prof. A. D. Smith how the trout and jack fish treat his line at East Lake. ll-17-lf_ CHARGED WITB BURGLARY. Two white boys, Tom Bruce and Charles Cook, were arrested Sunday on the charge of breaking into the office of Capt. Ruben Kolb and stealing stamps and paper. They effected an entrance by means of the transom. It is claimed they also got into other rooms in the same building and tried to prize open desks, but were unsuccessful. This is not the first offense for which they have been arrested. THE BAPTIST REVIVAL Closed Sunday Night With a Result of Forty Six Additions to the Church. . The two weeks’ revival at the First Baptist church in this city under Dr. White closed Sunday night, the closing services being conducted by Mr. F. H. Jacobs, who was the director of music throughout the meeting. There were forty-six additions to the church, the result of the meeting. The ordinance of baptism was administered to thirteen Sunday night and thirteen await baptism next Sunday. Dr. White left for his home last Fri day night, and Mr. Jacobs has gone to Atlanta, where he will join Mr. Moody in the evangelist, services now in progress in that city. WED ing- up our recent licit your visit to MORROW & DEMOPOLIS. A Fine House Greeted Senator Pugh—He Made t Telling Speech—The Campaign Doing Good. Demopolis, Nov. J8.—(Special Corre spondence.)—Despite the disappointment over the fact that -General Morgan did not reach here to fill his appointment on account of having missed his train at Livingston there was a good crowd to welcome Senator Pugh, who arrived here Friday. In fact, every chair tn the opera house was occupied when at 12 o’clock Judge John C. Anderson of the First Judicial district came to the front of the stage and in a neat little speech, such as he always mokes, introduced Senator Pugh to the audience. Senator Pugh was at his best and for two hours held his audience without effort, if we except the interruptions of a Professor Little of Dayton, who interjected several ques tions and who was met with such prompt reply and keen repartee that he was completely squelched. Senator Pugh began his speech by stating that the Coin basis of the United States as defined by the constitution meant gold and silver. They are mentioned together and joined together in the constitution and the question of legal tender is not mentioned. Money, he said, is created alone by law. Created to avoid the necessity of barter. The value of money is its purchasing power, and its purchasing power depends on the quantity In circulation, quantity necessarily regulates the prices, there fore money makes prices. (Here the senator was interrupted by Mr. Little, who rose and asked the privilege of ask ing a question. Mr. McCarty came to the front and asked that the gentleman w’ait until the senator had finished his speech, and that he would promise him all of his questions would then be an swered.) Senator Pugh said that he did not care to give up half of his time in answering republican doctrines, but the gentleman would not be seated, and at last Mr. Pugh asked him to name his question. •nr. inline sain uiai it was one tnat niur never been aaiswered. Senator Pugh then said: “I don't pretend to have the capac ity to answer questions that have never been answered. Rut what is your ques tion?” Mr. Little—You said that the price of money was regulated by the amount in circulation. What was the amount in circulation in 1873? Mr. Pugh asked him to say. He said $18.04, and when asked what was the amount ntyv he said $24.85. Mr. Pugh corrected him by saying it was $22. Mr. Little Insisted that he was right. The senator then asked him what was the amount in Alabama, and he said the same that It was all over the United States. The controversy was growing so warm that Mr. McCaa of Linden rose from the audience and asked Mr. Little not to interrupt the senator any more. Mr. Pugh then answered him self by stating that there was not more than $4 per capita in Alabama, He then said that he and his colleague had always voted and expressed their views as they do now and that up to this time they hact received the hearty and full support and indorsement of every democratic paper in the state and of the demorcratlc leg islature, and that if any change had taken place it was not In them. The man who labors is the man who is bene fited by the best prices. Demand is cre ated by the quantity of money 1n circula tion. A small number having money makes the price much less than If there were a great many having it. I do not believe that six men in each county in Alabama could be found who, if they had to sell their lands for cash, could re alize the amount for which they are as sessed. He greatly deplored this fact. When the legislature meets next year the state will be In debt to the amount of $1,000,000, and this was due to the diminu tion and shrinkage in the value of prop erty. What caused this shrinkage? I say it was caused by the diminution of money. Whenever money becomes scarce It becomes dear. Wo think that It is our duty to support our representatives, but It is only our duty to support them until they depart from the teachings of our party, and then we ought to Inform them of the matters in which we differ. He then illustrated the disaster that would follow if the people did not take warning by the late elections. He show ed how easily Mississippi had been held in the democratic faith, and the same applied to Virginia. But in Kentucky, where Hardin had been nominated on the platform of 1892, which declared for the restoration of silver to free coinage and where the indorsement of the ad ministration was only meant to keep from crushing one of the state’s sons, John G. Carlisle, the gold bug faction had kept away from the polls and were even rejoicing in the election of the re publican. God save us from such dem I undertake to say that the restoration of silver wili receive a majority of the votes in every democratic state that can be expected to go for a democratic pres ident. Watch and see if what I am going, to tell you is not the truth—Georgia elected a legislature after a full and thorough discussion of this question and she will elect Crisp to the senate on the first ballot. Now, mark what I say. Not one-fifth of the voting population of any state is prepared to accept the gold standard. (Mr. Little was on his feet again at this, and asked the speaker* if he could prove this. The speaker said that it had been proven on the 6th of this month, but said that his friend was impatient, too fast, to which Mr. Little replied, “The trouble with you is that you are too slow." Then Mr. Pugh said: "Yes, I’m slow, but I'm sure.” Mr. Lit tle Insisted that the speaker prove his statement, to which he replied that if he did he could not convince him, and then reaffirmed that four-fifths of the voting population of the United States were in favor of the free coinage of sil ver, and that the great and only joy of the gold* bugs was in keeping the vote of the party divided.) Not one-fifth of the voting population of the state of Alabama were In favor of the gold standard, and if yflu sift the thing down and take away the influence of the banks, money lenders, etc., there was not ona in twenty. (Here he was in terrupted again by Mr. Little, who asked: him to prove this. Mr. McCaa asked Mr. Little to let the dittngulshed speaker proceed without Interruption. Colonel Pugh said very Impressively to Mr. Lit tle: “I defy you to prove to the contrary in the balance of the day.”) As the speaker scored each point the audience greeted it -with wild applause. If the free coinage opinion of the voting power of the United States could be found out it would prove to be 9,0001000 out of the 12,000,000. Two years ago there was not a man or newspaper in the demo cratic party that was not In favor of free coinage. What has converted them? (Mr Little asked him If he was not a candidate for re-election to the senate, and waisl answered positively no.) "I never wrote a letter nor asked the sup port of a senator who differed from me in my life, and I never will. When the gentleman Insinuates that my opinions are moulded to suit my personal ad DING purchases of* Ear our establishment YV. H. KETTIG, President. W. J. MILNER. Vice-President. H. K. MILNER, Seoretary and Treasurer. The Milner & Kettig Co., (Incorporated. Paid up capital, $125,000.00.) MACHINERY • AND • MINING • SUPPLIES. Bar Iron and Steel, Black Diamond Files, Black Diamond Tool Steel, Tools, Rubber and Leather Belting, Rubber Hose and Packing, Blake Steam Pumps, Atlas Engines and Boilers All kinds of Machinery. \ Write /or Prices and Catalogue. Birmingham, Alabama. vnncement I am forced to deal positively with him.” Now, I will proceed. I make this state ment ajid would have you impress it on your minds silver has never been dropped out of the coinage of any country In the world because Its bullion value was less thin that of gold. He then went on to explain how the money of the United States was bound up in New York, and how they could manipulate It at will, and ended by saying that contradiction was a necessary part of the gold stand ard. Dealing with the act of 1873 he said that John Sherman had visited Germany in 1867 and that he had written a letter and had it printed in three languages, in which he set forth the gold standard theory and stated that it was an Amer ican idea. He came back to this country in 1873 and had the act passed surrep titiously, even President Grant himself acknowledging that he did not under (stand It. The Tilden democratic house elected In 1876 passed a 16 to l bill. Ho closed by stating that his relations with President Cleveland had always been friendly, but that he considered he had as much right to his individual opin ion as the president or any other man. The speech was well received and we think there is no doubt about the great good the distinguished speakers are do ing toward healing up the wounds of the party. All that an impartial listener needs is to hear them once and he will be come the friend of the ill-treated white metal. BOUND OVER. The Telltale Gun Wadding Again Gets in Its Work. Greensboro, Nov, 18.—(Special.)—The preliminary trial of Joe Jones and Julia Thomas for the murder of Amos Thomas was held by Edwin Jack, Esq., on last Thursday, which resulted In tho binding over of Joe Jones In the sum of $1000 anci the discharge of Julia Thomas, the wife of the murdered man. The wadding of the gun, found near the body of Thomas, was a piece of pnper torn from the Watchman, which fitted into a torn copy of the "Watchman found In the posses sion of Joe Jones, and upon unloading the other barrel of the gun the wadding also was found to be from the same copy of this paper. Besides it was shown that the prisoner had made threats against the life of the man who was murdered. From tho following resolutions it will be seen that the county officials are not satisfied with the price paid for the county convicts, and propose to take steps to get better prices. In nn edito rial several days ago the Watchman called the attention of the county offi cials to this matter and suggested that a meeting of the probate judges of the different counties in the state be held in Selma for the purpose of devising ways and means to remedy the evil com plained of. Judge Christian took the mater up, wrote to Judge Woods on the subject, and the resolutions adopted by the court of county commissioners of Dallas is the outcome of Judge Chris tian's action In the premises. So it will be seen that the Watchman, barring Its financial vagaries, is a valuable paper, as it furnishes means not only for con victing criminals,- but also suggestions how to get good pay for their labor after conviction. Whereas, It is impracticable ana un profitable, In many cases, to employ the convicts to hard labor for the county. In the counties In which they are convicted; And, whereas, For the reason above stated, most of the counties have had to hire their convicts to hard labor to min ing companies in the state; And, whereas, It is believed that some of the mining companies In this state have “formed a ring,” an,d have parcelled out among them the several counties In the state—certain companies agreeing to hire the convicts in certain counties, and the other companies agreeing not to bid foir the convicts In those counties, and have7 thus forced the hire of con victs down to a ridiculously low figure— far below the real value of the labor; And, whereas, It is desirable that steps be taken whereby the counties can ob tain reasonable prices for their convicts; and to this end, that the counties confer together on the subject; therefore. Resolved, by the court of county rev enues of Dallas county, That this court hereby Invites like courts in other coun ties in the state to confer with It on this subject at 11 o'clock on Wednesday, the 27th day of November, 1895. at the court house in Selma, through such representa tives as such courts may appoint. Resolved, That the probate judge of Dallas county be and he is hereby re quested to send a copy of this preamble and resolutions to ’the other probate judges in the state; and that such other probate judges are respectfully requested to submit the matter to their respective courts at an early day. Adopted November, 4, 1895. Rich, red blood is the foundation of health. Hood's Sarsaparilla makes rich, red blood. _ General freight and passen ger office Alabama Great Southern Railroad removed to No. 7 North 20th street. Tele phone 848.n-5-tf opean find Domes for a critical exam DRUG AND A ROBBERY. Feared Banks and Encountered a Burglar. A Bong List of Witnesses. Opelika, Nov. 18.—(Special.)—A daring burglary occurred al Auburn, seven miles south of here Sunday morning. Mr. J. A. Holifleld, a wealthy merchant, being distrustful of banks, always car ries his cash home In a cigar box, which as usual, he did last Saturday night. This morning some one entered his room and stola the box and its contents, which amounted to several hundred dollars, and escaped. They left no clue as to their identity. The sheriff is on the scene with bloodhounds. Two hundred witnesses left here at 4 o'clock this morning to attend the Robin son impeachment trial, before the su preme court at Montgomery. GOOD PISHING AT EAST LAKE. Joe Cook and Dr. Jones catch trout and pickerel at East Lake and can give you dots. _11-17-tf COLLINSVILLE. The Woman’s Christian Temperance Union Gives a Supper. Collinsville, Nov. 17.—(Special Corre spondence.)—The most brilliant affair that has transpired here during the past week was a supper given last night by the Ladles’ Temperance union. The sup per was largely attended. The table al most groaned under the weight of lux uries. Tho receipts amounted to some thing near $20. A concert was given at Porterville, Ala., in the interest of the Methodist church of that place. Collinsville was well rep resented there, numbering those In at tendance there from this place the best people of the town. The concert was a big success, those concerned in the con cert acquitting themstlves real nicely. The receipts were very satisfactory. Yesterday was horse swapping day h<?re. A large crowd was In attendance. All seemed to ehjoy themselves immense ly and everything passed off quietly un til late in the afternoon, when it was ru mored that a row occurred in which pis tols were drawn and It wa3 with difficulty that a general row was prevented. Cotton continues to roll In at this point, notwithstanding the low price. Already there have been received and shipped from this place about 2500 bales. Train men tell us that Collinsville is one of the greatest shipping points for cotton, chick ens and eggs of its size between Chatta nooga and Birmingham._ TUSKEGEE. Teachers’ Recital a Suocess—The Land Sale Creatine Trouble. Tuskegee, Nov. 18.—(Special.)—Last night a large audience gathered at the Alabama Conference Female col lege chapel to hear the first teachers’ recital that has been given this season. The music facul ty, consisting of Prof. Kurt Muller and Misses Eva Slayton and Leila Wheeler, rendered some most delightful vocal and instrumental music, and the audience showed their appreciation by frequent applause. Misses Wheeler and Slayton are both excellent musicians, as has been shown by other recitals, though this was Professor Muller’s first appearance be fore an audience here. He also proved himself to be a musician of rare talent, and Dr. Massey coul<J have made no bet ter selection for the position than he made In selecting Professor Muller. The following programme was rendered: 1. Nevin, “O, That We Two Were May ing”—Miss Wheeler. 2. List, Fourth Rhapody—Miss Slayton. 3 Harris, “Madlgral”—Miss Wheeler. 4. Beethoven, Sonata "Quasi Una Fan tasia,” op. 27, Andaute-Allegro-AHegro, Molas evtvace, Andaglo, con espresslone, Allegro vivace—Kurt Muller. 5. Schumann (a). "Humility;” (b) "Spring Night”—Miss Wheeler. G. (a) Liszt, "Love’s Dream;” (b) Cho pin. 2 etudes, C minor and A fiat major; (c> Liszt, Waldesranchen (Dans leo Bois) —K. Muller. The land sale which took place here last week is causing a great deal of trou ble to different parties. There were some valuable pieces of land sold by the state and bought for a very small sum. A negro named Page Parser was ar rested on Mr. Frank Russell’s place Tuesday by Deputy Tom Turk. He had been under arrest only a short while when some cotton was discovered to (Ire on fire. A negro Woman slated that Par ker fired it and that she furnished the match. Both were brought to town and now occupy quarters nt the Jail. The loss amounted to several bales. Mr. T. Y. Conner has had a pipe laid from his oil mill to the depot, through which oil is conveyed to a tank and shipped. The number who are attending the ex position from here is increasing daily. It Is rumored that two prominent gen tlemen here are to be married very soon. Mrs. Wesicott and her daughter. Miss Louise, who have been spending a few days here after a trip north, left today for Montgomery. Mr. Ben Wells has sold his place near ENTS. I tic Novelties mid ination ot* our sto BRIC-A-BRAC! here to Captain Bryan and will move hl9 family to Texas In a few days. Mr. Dudley Peebles leaves today for a few days' visit to Birmingham. Mr. R. R. Varner of Bonifay, Fla., is hero on a visit. Mr. W. P. Lockard returned last week to hts home in Gainesville, Tex. GOOD PISHING AT EAST LAKE. Professor Smith can tell you how trout and pickerel bite his line at East Lake. ii-17-tr _ GUNTERSVILLE. Death of Little Ollie May Rains—Farewell Sermon. Guntersville, Nov. 17.—(Special Corre spondence.)—Little Ollie May, the 5-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Rains, died at this place last night of quinzle and was Interred at the city cemetery to day. Mr. Rains is agent of the Tennessee River Transportation company. John H. Rollings, merchant at this place, was thrown from a horse yester day and badly Injured, receiving several severe wounds on the head. His recov ery is doubtful. Rev. F. A Rogers preached his fare wel sermon at the Methodist church to night to a largo congregation. He leaves Wednesday for annual conference, xvlth the wish of the church here that he be returned. Chancery court convened here last Thursday and adjourned last Friday morning. Notwithstanding the short term Chancellor Simpson disposed of a good deal of business. Capt. Joe Johnston appears to have a very strong following in Marshall coun ty for governor. A great many people in this section are of the opinion that Cap tain Johnston is justly entitled to the nomination as a reward for past services. Mr. Goldbug—The only objection that I have to the restoration of silver Is that It will result In a silver monometallic standard. John Baxter—Yes; past experience in this and other countries Justifies your reasonable (?) apprehension. The walls of the new court house are about completed and Mr. Saunders is now overhauling and refitting up the Wyeth City Woodenware factory pre paratory to regular business next year. All Is quiet along the political Potomac lip here, and very little is said about the late Birmingham “confusance." Oyster cocktails at the Met ropolitan bar. I I-1 2-tf EQUALITY. A Marriage—Plenty of Hogs and Cows—Corn in Abundance. Equality, Nov. 18.—(Special.)—Mr. Ir win Kelly and Miss L. E. Nolen, both of this place, were united in marriage a few days ago. The newly made man and wife have the heartiest wishes of the peo ple of this community. ■ A gentleman from Pratt City was In this community recently ♦mylng milk cows. He bought a carload in this sec tion and shipped them to Pratt City for dairy purposes. There are many more nice milk and beef cattle, as well as flno Ihogs, for sale In these parts. There Is Corn In this seotlon in abun dance. It Is selling for 30 and 3E cents per bushel. Miss Mildred Parker, a pretty young lady of Equality, Is attending the Atlan ta exposition. Pure Food. Butterine is a much abused product, is a matter of fact it is pure, sweet, wholesome, and infinitely preferable to ordinary countiy butter. A special correspondent of this paper recently visited the factory owned and operated by the Armour Pocking' Co., of Kansas City, manufacturers of the widely ad vertised Silver Churn Butterine. A five story building is perfectly fitted for the scientific preparation of this food product. Everything is spotlessly clean; all appliances are the latest and most improved, and every precaution is taken to secure the production of c an absolutely pure and wholesome food. All processes are under the direction of a foreign chemist who has made the skillful combination of pure sweet fats tho study of his life. Prof. Charles Chandler, of New York City, says: “The product is palatable and wholesome and I re gam it as a most valuable article of food.’* Prof. J. 8. W. Arnold, Medical De partment, University of New York, says: “A blessing for t}ie poor, and in every way a perfectly pure, whole soma and palatable article of food.” Prepared Solely By ARMOUR PACKING CO., Kansas City. U. S. A Card Favors. Brie-a-Brac, and. ck. EMPORIUM.