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Heavy Freight—Rumor af Changes in Officials of the Kansas City, Memphis and Bir mingham To Take Place Dec. 1. The number of freight cars handled by the railroads entering Birmingham in creases with each month. The last month was, in that respect, a record breaker, the total number of cars handled being largely In excess of the next highest number ever handled in a single month. The October report of the Alabama Car Service association has just been’ made out and distributed among the officials of the roads Interested. It makes the following splendid show ing: _ Cars handled in October, 1895, 24,87b, an increase of 3204 over Augus.t, the rec ord month prior to October, and an in crease of 5966 over the month of October, 1894. The averages for the past three years were as follows: Cars. 1893 .15,155 1894 .15,175 1895 (up to November 1).19,799 This shows a 30 per cent increase over the number handled in 1894. The territory covered by the Alabama Car Service association embraces all of Alabama and Meridian, Miss. Of the 24,876 cars handled in this territory 4900 of them were reported from the Birming ham .station and 18,030 from the Birming ham district. In July Birmingham station handled 42(10 cars, in August 4300. and in Septem ber 4000. The number of cars handled at the principal points in the Alabama Car Ser vice association territory was as follows: Birmingham, 4976; Montgomery, 1723; Mobile. 000; Meridian, 1504; all other sta tions 2719. Had it not been for the scarcity of cars during the past two or three months the ‘number handled would likely have been much larger than it was. The Southern Scoops Another. Augusta, Nov. 20.—At the special mas ter sale of the Port Royal and Western Carolina railroad, which took place at Greenwood, S. C., at noon today, the en tire property was knocked down to A. R. Hutchinson, representing Messrs. Sam uel Thomas nnd Thomas Ryan of New York, for J2 650,000. Mr. Hutchinson was the only bidder. xiumorca emangefi. A rumor, whether well founded or not, has gained circulation to the effect that several changes among high officials of the Kansas City. Memphis and Birming ham railroad will occur on the 1st of Jan uary. Til" rumor has it that President George H Nettleton, who is also gen eral manager, will relinquish the latter office and devote his entire time to his duties as president. The. rumor goes on to say that Assis tant-General Manager J. H. Em mett will be made general manager, and that Superintendent J. H. Sullivan will he promoted to the assistant-general managership. The rumor has one or two well known railroad men stated for Su perintendent Sullivan's place, but does not say definitely which Is to he the for tunate man. The two men whose names are mentioned in that connection are Trainmaster McGulrk, whose headquar ters are in this city, and Col. Charles P. Ball, at present genral manager of the East and West Railroad of Ala bama. With the rumor of these changes comes a revival of the old rumor of the purchase of the East and West road by the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham and Its extension to Birmingham from Coa.1 City, St. Clair county.a coal mining station five miles from Pell City. Personal Mention. Mr. Solon Jacobs, commercial agent of the Central railroad, will go to Atlanta today to participate in a reunion of all the traffic representatives of the Central road, which will occur tomorrow and Sat urday. Every representative of the traf fic. department of the Central road lo cated at any point In the United States Is expected to be present at that time. A soliciting freight agent for the South ern railway at this point will probably be appointed about the 1st of December. Since MaJ. W. A. Moody’s resignation com* time ago the Southern has had no soliciting agent for the freight depart ment in this city". An effort Is being made by the railroad magnates of the north to Induce the Pull man company to reduce the fares of the tipper berths 25 per cent. They claim that with the present prices nobody cares to occupy an upper berth, which fact, they claim, fqrces the railroad companies to haul additional sleepers at great addition al cost. They believe that with the 25 per cent, reduction more of the upper berths would be occupied and the neces sity for hauling extra slepej-s thus averted. _ General freight and passen ger office Alabama Great Southern Railroad removed to No. 7 North 20th street. Tele phone 848. _ THINGS DRAMATIC. Creston Clarke and his company will present Shakespeare’s “Hamlet" at O'Brien's opera house tonight. Mr. Clarke comes from a family of trage dians and has made a splendid reputa tion In that role himself. The scenery used in presenting “Ham let" was painted from sketches drawn by Mr. Clarke. Miss Adelaide Prince, the beautiful and gifted actress that will support Cres ton Clarke this season, comes from the Bone Star State, and all Texans are ©tlcura the great SKIN CURE Instantly Relieves TORTURING Skin Diseases j And the most distressing forms of itching, burning, bleeding, and scaly skin, scalp, and blood humonrs, and points to a speedy care when alt other remedies and the best physi cians fall. Si-eeut Com Tkkathmt. - Warm baths, with Cmctraa Soap, gentle applications of Cotiouba (ointment), and mild doses of Ctr ticcba Resolvent ( the new blood purifier). Sold thraichanl fht world. Brill,h depot: r. Ktw ajar a So**. i. Kms Ertw.M-.., Sfc Birthday Giftf. We are now/open so MBERS, proud of her ns Ihe daughter of the state. She won fame under Augustin Daly's management in London, Paris and New York. The London Telegraph said that her Celia In "As You Like It” was the best performance, of that part they had ever seen. Her greatest success in New York was In “L'Knfant Prodigue," cre ating a favorable impression with the public and critics. The supporting company numbers twenty-six people. Hanlon Bros’ Fantasma. Spectacular pantomime performances are rare In this country and the Hanlon Hr os. are easily the loaders In this form of entertainment. One of their first suc cesses In this country was "Fantasma,” which is the attraction at O’Brien's op era house tomorrow and Saturday nights. Before the Hanlons produced this now famous pantomime they were advised by critics, and, no doubt well meaning friends, against the venture, being told that American audiences would not care for nor understand this style of enter tainment. But the Hanlons were not to be convinced by this argument, but res olutely went to work with both brains and capital, as a goodly amount of each is required for undertakings of this kind, and the result was “Fantasma.” That their judgment was correct is evidenced by the almost unprecedented success and longevity that has befallen this spectacle. That "Fantasma" has been so long lived is attributed by the nHiSw* agement not alone from the fact tlfSt"it was excellently well done when first pro duced, but from the fact that It is al ways being added to and changed until now there is scarcely any vestige of the original remaining. In fact, each season it is practically a new performance. It is promised that this will be no exception to the rule and that new features abound throughoift. Among the company will he found a number of new faces, as well as some who are well known. Among th<> latter is George H. Adams, who will again be seen as the irrepressible Pico, while the irole of Fantasma will be well taken care of by Miss Nettie Black. Others In the cast are Miss Pauline Glidden, eornetist; Miss Gertrude Lamar, Spanish danseuse; Orle Gerard, boy soprano; the McDon ough brothers, grotesque artists, etc. Marie Wainwright. Marie Wainwright will be at O'Brien’s one night next week in comedy. FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE A complete livery and feed stable in Birmingham, Ala., with a fine lot of horses, car riages and vehicles and large, well established trade, for sale cheap on long, easy terms or exchange for real estate, address S., care State Herald, u-ic-iot_ SOUTHERN RAILWAY. Atlanta Exposition — Improved Railway » Service. Tickets are on sale via the Southern railway to Atlanta on account of the ex position at rate of $3.80 for the round trip, good returning within seven days from date of sale, and $5.55 for the round trip, good returning within fifteen days . from date of s^le, and $7.55 for the round trip, good returning until January 7, 189G. The exposition is now open in full force and every one should take advantage of the opportunity to attend. Three trains daily, Birmingham to At lanta— No. 88 l.v rtlr. 5:55 am. Ar Atlanta 11:10 am No. 36 I,v Ilir. 3:35 pm. Ar Atlanta 8:55 pm No. 12 Lv Bir. 12:15 am. Ar Atlanta 6:55 am All trains carrying Pullman sleeping cars. Effective October 6, the Southern has added another train to the Bervlce be tween Atlanta and New York. The ‘'Ex position Flyer” leaves Atlanta at 4 p. m. and arrives at Washington at 11:45 a. m. and New York at 6:23 p. m. Only twen ty-five hours from Atlanta to New York. Returning train leaves New York via Pennsylvania railroad at 11 a. m. and ar rives Atlanta 10:20 following morning. Train will be a solid vestibule of Pull man drawing room sleepers between New York, Washington and Atlanta and first class vestibule coaches between Atlanta and Washington. The schedule of No. 36, known as the “United States Fast Mail," has been changed between Atlanta and Washing ton, lessening the time out between At lanta and New York. Train now leaves Atlanta at 11:15 p. m. and arrives Wash ington at 9:40 p. m., New York 6:23 a. m. , For information apply to L. A. SHIPMAN, T. P. A., 10-10-tf 2201 First Avenue. Fresh bread and candy made daily at C. W. Cody’s, 1820 to 1826 3d avenue. jej tf 2p CULLMAN. I.,eol.ure Lest jNiight by tue Kev. Samuel P. West. Cullman, Nov. 20.—(Special.)—Rev. 8 P. West of Talladega, agent of the Ala bama Methodist orphanage, delivered a lecture In Cullman last night to a large audience. Subject, “Men, the Need of the-Times.” He was Introduced by Hon. W. T. L. Cofer, Cullman’s well known and talented lawyer, in an elegant man ner. Mr. West held his audience for an hour In his usual Inimitable and char acteristic way. The subject was well presented. It possessed deep and serious thought, and was replete with humor. The interest was great and the audience went away well pleased. General freight and passen ger office of Southern Railway removed to No. 7 North 20th street. Telephone 846. 11-5-tf__ SELMA. The Three Negro Murderers Were Carried to Bibb Sunday. Selma. Nov. 20.—(Special Correspond ence.)—Charles Blackwell, Frank Boglen and Charles Marshall, three negroes, who were arrested below Beloit by Deputy Alex Hatcher Friday night for a murder committed in Bibb county, were carried back to the scene of the crime Sunday. Sheriff Jack Latham came for them In response to a telegram from Sheriff Ken- ! cedy Sheriff Latham identified the negroes as the ones wanted for the crime. Story of the Crime. The three negroes under arrest were loitering along a roadside near the Ca haba river, not far from Blocton, when they met a fourth negro, who was asked where he was going. He replied to the Atlanta exposition. From this the three negroes thought he had 3ome money, and, detaining him by some ruse, plotted to kill and rob him. Two were to beat him to death and the third was to rifle his pocket* Their plans were well ex ecuted, although the booty gained was only 75 cents. The murderers then fled, returning to their flame In Dallas county, near where they were arrested. Frank Boglen broke down Sunday WED ing up our recent licit your visit to MORROW & when questioned by Sheriff Lathsm and made a confession, in which he stated that the other two negroes committed the crime and eame'near murdering him for refusing to have a hand In the affair. The pine knots with which the unfor tunate negro was murdered are In the possession of the autl. >rltles. When Baby was sick, we gave her Castorla. When she was a Child, she cried for Castorla, When she became Miss, f lu) clung to Castoria. When she had Children, she gave them Castorla. POET S. L. ROBERTSON. His Birthday Celebrated by the Jonesvifto School. Jonesvllle, Nov. 20.—(Special Corre spondence.) — The Jonesvllle school, taught by Miss M. Jennie Allen, had a pleasant vacation Monday afternoon from 2 to 3 p. m. the celebration of the birthday of our citizen and poet, Prof. S. L. Robertson. What made It unique and more enjoyable the poet him self was present. It was said to be the *Wrst similar celebration on record among our schools. The literary society of the school, the Chapter, conducted the exercises, the of fleers, Hattie Dobbins, president, and Blrdil McCleskey, secretary, presiding. The following programme was well ren dered : Song, “Dove One Another"—The Chap ter. To the roll call of the Chapter (Uie school) each responded with quotations from the poet. Reading, “Come, Brother"—Georgia Hogan. Recitation, “The Day"—Rebie Robert son (the poet's daughter.) Reading, "The Strength of Unity”— Rossie Jones. Song, "Sweet Golden Daisies"—Barge girls. - Recitation. “The Raggedi Volunteer '— Maud Hamlll. Recitation, "Consecration” — Hattie Dobbins. Th<» poet was then presented and In his usual tbrw of beautiful English lie spoke from a. heart overflowing with the theme of the thorough work at the foot of the ladder. The school enjoyed his talk and his ex pressed appreciation of the compliment to him. He did not think another had ever before heard an entire school recite quotations from his own work. Professor MeAdory was next present ed. His eulogy on his old friend, tiled1 and true, was beautiful, with tender af fection running through it all. They had been co-workers in the interest of educa tion for twenty-five years, during which tirno they had never had one unpleasant thought. He spoke of the many years of hard work he had spent for the good of the education of the children of Jef ferson county and the state. Then Miss Allen expressed her great pleasure in having been associated with the poet in educational work. The room was tastefully decorated with flowers and evergreens. On the,, board was an artistic scroll drawn by ; Miss Allen with colored crayons, on which was written in old English his name, date and place of birth. The visitors present were: Misses Em ma Kinnon, Bettle Hogan and. Lillie Mc Pherson, and Mrs. A. D. Allen and Mr. Sam Robertson, Jr. Children Cry for Pitcher’s Castoria. RAPHAEL CARAVELLA, Chop House, Corner 1st Avenue and 20th Street, No. 1931. Oysters received fresh daily and served in any style Maccaroni served Italian style Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and to order. Open day and ni.^ht. 10-22-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. dally except Sundays. Commencing Saturday, November fltti, cars will leave Avondale 5:30 a. m. and Fountain Heights 5:30 a. m. daily exoept Sunday. All cars start from terminus one hour later on Sundays. BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY AND ELEC TRIC COMPANY. J. B. McClary, Superintendent. U-I2-tf 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, i i-i 7-tf 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 wlneB; 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 29th St. GOOD FISHING AT EAST LAKE. Joe Cook and Dr. Jones catch trout and pickerel at East Lake and can give you dots. 11-17-tf AUBURN--TUSKALOOSA. The question of a special train to leave Birmingham at 9 o’clock Saturday, the 23d Instant to accommodate those desir ing to see the football game at Tuska loosa on that date has been spoken of. Those who wish to go will leave their names with the passenger agent of the Alabama Great Southern at No. 7 North Twentieth street. Phone 848, and if a sufficient number will go to Justify the service the company will operate the spe cial train, to leave Birmingham at 9 o’clock Saturday morning, as stated. The passengers can remain in Tuskaloosa to attend the german Saturday night and return on regular train, arriving at Bir mingham 5:30 a. m. If successful in or ganizing the party the fare will be $1.65 for the round trip. How about that? ll-20-3t DING purchases of Eur out* establishment SINNIGE’S W. BUlUSTTIG, President. W. J. MILNEH, Vice-President. II. 1C. MILNQB, Hecrotary r.nd Treasurnr. . The Milner & Kettig Co., (Incorporated. Paid lip 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 J'or Prices and Catalogue. Birmingham, Alabama. UNIONTOWN. Cotton Crop Short — Marriages — Personal Notes and Items of News. Uniontown, Nov. 19.—(Special Corre spondence.)—The cotton crop in this sec tion is turning out very short, and as the price has gone off to such a great ex tent business has fallen off considerably. Gen. Thomas T. Munford has returned from several months’ stay in Virginia. Miss Annie Stewart of Marion came down for the Hirshfleld-Marx nuptials and is still in the city, the guest of Miss Minnie Nixon. The marriage of Mr. John W. Lang horne, Jr., one of our most prominent young business men, to Miss Kate Cor coran, a famous canebrake beauty, is arranged to take place on the evening of the 27th at the home of the bride-elect’s father, Mr. Thomas M. Corcoran, In De mopolls. A large contingent of Union town people will go down for the wed ding. Mr. Perkins Ellis of South Bend, Ind., Mrs. N. F. Ellis and Miss Ellis of Buck ingham, Va., are guests of Col. and Mrs. A. O. Davidson. Miss Alise Levison of San Antonio, T> x., who came on to be bridesmaid at the marriage of her cousin. Miss"»Marx, will remain in the city some weeks. Miss Susie Lea. daughter of Col. Sump ter Lea of Birmingham, is visiting her cousin, Miss Lily Langhorne. Father McDavltt of Omaha was the guest of General Munford on Monday. The engagement is announced of Miss Corinne Boyle of this city to Mr. Frank E. McGuire of Eagle Pass, Tex. Miss Royle is the youngest of the three beau tiful daughters of the late Edward P. Royle, for many years a prominent res ident of this city, and the announce ment of her engagement is the occasion of much pleasant interest throughout the whole canebrake country. The de tails of the wedding have not yet been arranged. Misses Rebecca and Lucy Christian are visiting in Birmingham, the guests of thoRpv. and Mrs. Benjamin Dennis. The young people of the city enjoyed a delightful cotillion on Friday evening at the town hall and have another on for tonight. On Saturday this community was called upon to mourn the loss of one of Rs oldest and most honored residents, Mrs. Sallie Dewerson Coleman, widow of the late Dr. James W. Coleman. Mrs. Coleman was born in Virginia and came here many years ago. Her children have been brought up here and her life has been thoroughly identified with this com munity. Mrs. Coleman was a life-long (number of the Baptist church and was a woman of the noblest Christian virtues. The funeral exercises took place on Sun day morning at the home of her son-in law, Mr. Thomas H Long. Mrs. E. M. Stollenwerck and her daughters. Misses Ceelle and Beatrice Stollenwerck, left last evening for Itas ca, Tex., where they will in future reside with Mr. J Webb Stollenwerck. The best wishes of hosts of friends follow Mrs. Stollenwerck and her very inter esting family to their far away home. Miss Bessie Young of Staunton. Va,, is the guest of Mrs. Joseph J. White. Miss Young is a beautiful type of the charming Virginia girl and It is pleasant to know that she will remain in Union town all winter. ■UJiHLUiM JUJjIXXB. A Pleasant Lemon Tonic. For biliousness, Constipation, Malaria Colds and the Grip. For Indigestion, Sick and Nervous Headache. For Sleeplessness, Nervousness and Heart Disease. For Fever, Chills, Debility and Kidney Disease, take Lemon Elixir. Ladies, for natural and thorough or ganic regulation, take Lemon Elixir. Dr. Mozley’s Lemon Elixir is prepared from the fresh Juice of lemons, com bined with other vegetable liver tonics, and will not fail you in any of the above named diseases. 50c and $1 bottles at druggists. Prepared only by Dr. Mozley, Atlanta, <¥■ At the Capitol. I have Just taken the last of two bottles of Dr. H. Mozley’s Lemon Elixir for nervous headache, indigestion, with diseased liver and kidneys. The Elixir cured me. I found It the greatest medi Clne I ever used. J. H. MENNICH, Attorney, 1225 F Street, Washington, !D. C. Lemon Hot Drops. Cures all Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Sore throat. Bronchitis, Memarrhage apd all throat and lung diseases. Ele gant, reliable. 25 cents at druggists. Prepared only by Dr. H. Mozley, Atlanta, Ga. FOR SALE. ' The board of managers of the Charity hospital desire to sell 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. 11-1i-tf _ The Bogie man is coming. 10-26-lmo 4 opean and Domes for a critical exam DRUG AND WITH THE COURTS, An Important Civil Case—The Government Institutes Suit Against the Bondsmen of Harris, the Mail Carrier. Through their attorneys, Mountjoy & Tomlinson, a blit of equity was filed yes terday in the city court by the Watts Mining and Car Wheel company of Wheeling, W. Va., Brofman, Burger & Co. and the Sterling Dynamite company. Watts Coal and Iron company, the Bank of Warrior, et al. are repsondents to the lilll. The bill claims that the Watts Coal and Iron company are indebted to complain ants. Also it is stated that the Watts company confessed Judgment for $5570 in the city court in favor of the Bank of Warrior, and that an execution was sued out on the commissary stock and other goods of the Watts company in favor of the Judgment creditor, the Bank of War rior. who bought the property levied on tor $.'500 at the sheriff’s sale. Complain ants urge that the Judgment and sale •were wrongfully made in view of the al leged existence of an agreement between the Bank of Warrior and the Watts Coal and Iron company, stipulating that the former would lend the latter money to continue business. Complainants ask that the Bank of Warrior be created trustee "in invitum," and that the prop erty be sold and subjected to complain ants’ claim. The Standard Oil company, through their attorneys, Mountjoy & Tomlinson, filed an attachment suit against the Watts Coal and Iron company. Oscar T. Smith vs. Drennen & Co. This is a case filed yesterday, which origi nated out of the Mary Lee mines fire in 1894. Drennen & Co., who operated the mines, were covered by insurance. A number of other cases of like origin have been filed heretofore against Drennen & Co., but they have been settled out of court before coming to trial. Jones & Lawson vs. Smith Mining company is still on trial. United States Court. The government lias instituted suit on ’the bond of Williard W. Harris, who was a mail carrier between Bdgie and Gamble mines and between Prospect and Luckio. The transcripts which will lay the criminal cases against United States Marshals J. W. Baker and D. S. Jackson of Calhoun county were received yester day in Clerk Trimble’s office here. A writ of habeas corpps for special cause was issued out of the court here. Criminal Court George Lowery, white, grand larceny; plea of guilty. Janies Golden, white, grand larceny; pleal of-guilty. John Thomas, burglary and grand lar ceny, two cases; guilty. Jack Sheppart and Allen Snowball; burglary and grand larceny; Jury out. . Will Covington, petit larceny; guilty. Sol Blondheim, murder; passed to 2 o'clock. John Reed et al., grand larceny; con tinued. i-roDaio uourt. Marriage licenses were Issued to the following: Mr. Frank Ryland and Miss Mattie An derson. Mr. J. P. Gilliam and Miss Elisabeth Nolan. Mr. Sam H. Smith and Miss Lellia Prayton. Real Estate Transfers. William Fleming and wife to A. J. Fleming, north half of northwest quarter of section 26, township 20. range 4 west $253. City tax collector to John F. Martin, tax deed to lots 19 and 20. block 227: $11.15. E. W. Smith and wife to Robert Little, southeast quarter of southeast quarter, west half of southeast quarter, southeast quarter of northeast quarter of south east quarter, section 27, south half of northwest quarter and northwest quar ter of southwest quarter, section 26, all in township 20. range 4 west; $400. James E. Andrews and wife to James W. MoCune and wife, lot 50x140, north east corner Twenty-first avenue and Twenty-fourth street; $600. John L. Davis to W. F. Aldrich, north west quarter and northwest quarter of northeast quarter, section 34, township 20, range 4 west; also north half of north west quarter, township 20, range 4 west; $2800. Inferior Criminal Court. C. A. Sellers, disorderly conduct; $3. Charles Lawler, minor visiting Baloon; $?. J. Ferguson, appearing In public place with Improper person; $10 and costs. William Sellers, disorderly conduct; $3. George DufTey, disorderly conduct; $5. G Reed, gaming; $5. D. P. Zimmerman, disorderly conduct; $5. John Lay, burglary and grand larceny; continued. W Webb, gaming; $10. John Leftwleh. carrying concealed weapons; $50 Charles Norton, trespass; $5. John Leftwleh, trespass; $5. Charles Edwards, trespass; $5. ENTS. tic Novelties and ination of* oar* sto BRIC-A-BRAC George Robertson, Henry Wilson, R. H. Odell and Doman Redley, minors visiting: saloons; $3 each. Alex Flannagan, disorderly conduct; $5. Old papers ior sale cheap at this office. staTe“Fews7 I’lne Belt News: Traffic on the Coosa river is so heavy that the boats find It difficult to handle the business, Huntsville Tribune: The city is full of strangers desiring location. Parties hav ing lands to sell or houses to rent should make the same known to some of our land agents. * * * Opollka News: An extra train of ten coaches of Louisianians, Including the governor of the state, passed through Opelika this morning en route to the ex position. • * * Huntsville Tribune: Seveml more wagon loads of people passed through tile city this morning en route to Georgia, where a colony are locating. Most of them hail from Iowa. Huntsville Tribune: The most remark able feat of the year was perfomed yes terday. Thirty-four head of horses were sold one by one on the square for cash on a warrantee and trial In eighty min utes. • • * Opelika News: Work on the LaFayette dummy line is proceeding in dead earnest now. The grading is completed nearly to Oakbowery, and large quanlities of cross ties und rails are being rapidly laid. The management. is determined to rush it right through. • • • Opelika News: Last Saturday evening at Society Hill, Macon county, Mr. L. L. Torbert and Thad Kelly had a difficulty about the rent of some land. In the scuffle that ensued Mr. Torbert stabbed Mr. Kel ly in the left side, the knife Inflicting a serious wound. Dr. Brunson says that Mr Kelly will certainly die, though he is not dead at this writing. • • m Tuskegee News: Reuben Greene, de ceased, was a good Illustration of what even a colored farmer can do In Macon county. He came into this county a few years ago with nothing, and in some seven years had bought and paid for eighty acres of land and four head of mules and horses, a good two-horse wagon, top buggy and had money ahead. • * • Opelika News: Mr. E. F. Roberts, who has a. saloon on Chambers street, Opelika, had his bar in Columbus. Ga., totally de stroyed by Are last night. The fire origi nated from a defective flue. The amount of the insurance cou-ld not be ascertained, as Mr. Roberts was in Atlanta at the ex position at the time. It Is known, how ever. he had recently let. several policies expire, as he Intended moving the first of the year to another bulldtng. Troy Messenger: A telegram was re ceived last night which dispels all the hope that the news relative to Role rt Watson's suicide was a mistnke. The telegram reads: “Robert Watson Is the man who suicided here.” This is sad news. Many warm personal friends had Bob Watson here. He leaves a good Christian wife and four children. His one great fault was drinking. He was a congenial fellow and his friends saw him with the mantle of charity spread about him and were sad that he did not take a "stitch in time.” No particulars as to the sad end to which he came have been received here. Delicious Cream as used in the preparation o! Silver Churn Butterine, im parts a delightful flavor to the product. Always sweet, fra grant and wholesome, Silver Churn Butterine is approved by the most fas tidious housekeepers. Mrs. Rorer, the cooking expert, pre fers it to creamery butter foi the table and all purposes. Prepared Solely By ABMOUR PACKING CO., Kansas'Cltv. U. S. A. Card Favors. ® Brlc-n-Brac. and ck. EMPORIUM.