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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD
Entered at the postofflee at Birmingham,
Ala., as eecond-claaa matter.
Eastern Business omee. U Tribune Build
ing New York; Western Business Office. W3
•The Rookery," Chicago. B. C. Beckwith,
Bole Agent Foreign Advertising.
Notice to Subscribers—When subscribers
desire to have their papers changed, they
must specify where the paper Is now_g°'n*
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 neighborhood happenings
from any friend will be gratefully received.
All communications, of whatever charac
ter or length, should bo written on only ons
side of the sheet. _.
TELEPHONE CALLS.
Business Office.230
Editorial Rooms.231
All calls after 9 o'clock p. m. should be
sent to the Editorial Rooms
Talk up your own town.
Birmingham continues to grow.
The Atlanta exposition is proving a
great success.
Everybody who cam should go to the
exposition in Atlanta and study carefully
the exhibits.
The gold reserve goes on down, and yet
we are enjoying the blessings (?) at un
conditional repeal.
If the commissary system is not to the
disadvantage of some why do those en
gaged in the system cling to it.
And now Governor Oates has offended
the Advertiser by saying that he does
not agree entirely with the policy of Mr.
Cleveland.
Senators Morgan and Pugh went to
Eufaula—right into Eufaula—the home
of the editor of the Eufaula Times and
made speeches. What brave men our
senators be.
It is said in some quarters that Mr.
Whitney does not want the democratic
nomination, and some fellow remarks
that Mr. Whitney is noted for wanting
things of value.
W. C. Whitney, George L. Rives and
J. Plerpont Morgan have been appointed
a committee by the New York Yacht club
to consider the charges made by Lord
Dunraven. He has promised to appear
before the committee.
The Pall Mall Gazette says that Gen.
Martinez Campos has accepted the ser
vices of Winston Leonard Churchill, eld
est son of the late Lord Randolph
Churchill, who has arrived in Havana, as
a lieutenant of Hussars in the Spanish
army in Cuba. This young man is the
son of an American woman. He will
have no sympathy in his desire to kill
Cuban patriots.
The canvass of Senators Morgan and
Pugh came to a close last Saturday at
Eufaula. Everywhere these two dis
tinguished senators went they were met
by good crowds and given attentive and
respectful hearings. That the work
done by these two great Alabama demo
crats will result in great good to the
party no one need doubt. We will find
unmistakable evidences of this in the
next August returns.
There Is only one professor in the Uni
versity of Heidelberg who refuses to ad
mit women students to his lectures. At
Goettingen a woman may take any
course of instruction she desires, though
tt is necessary for her to cut through a
good deal of red tape to do so. At Berlin
women are admitted to all the lecture
rooms, but not until they have gone
through the preliminaries of securing the
consent of the professor in charge.
Ducks will soon be an extinct species
Jf the following practice be tolerated:
Oshkosh, Wls„ Nov. 19.—Sportsmen are
much agitated over the discovery that
the efforts of the fishermen have been di
verted from netting of fish to the netting
cf ducks, and that the operations threat
en the extermination or driving away of
ducks from this vicinity. One fisherman
Is said to have caught 500 in a day. The
ducks dive for food, get entangled In the
nets and drown. They are barreled and
chipped to Green Bay and Chicago.
"Senator Morgan of Alabama,” says the
Raleigh News and Observer, “comes out
In favor of the acquisition of Cuba rather
for Its military than commercial Impor
tance to the United States. And If
Spain will not give up the Island peace
ably he would presumably grab It by
force. He does not fear any weakness
resulting to the United States from the
annexation of Hawaii and Cuba, ‘any
more than I would fear weakening the
structure of a building by placing addi
tional pillars under it.’ ”
Ex-President Harrison says: "That I
am a millionaire is a surprise to me. To
my knowledge I have never Invested In
any south African mining stock, and
do not know that I was ever interested
in any enterpirse with Mr. Wright of the
Chase National bank. Some years ago t
did buy some mining stock In Montana,
but It has never paid any dividends, and
of late I have lost track of It. That Is the
only mining stock that I know of. I cer-<
tainly shouldn’t object to making some
money out of south Africa properties,
but I never did so. What money I have
made has been acquired by hard work
and not by speculation.”
’’The question of government owner
ship of the telagraph and telephone lines
of the country,” says the San Francisco
Examiner, “la the subject of an able and;
convincing argument In the latest num
ber of the American I.aw Review from
the pen of Judge Walter Clark, a mem
ber of the supreme court of North Caro
lina. The conclusion of the Jurist that
It is the duty of the government to take
upon itself Jhe telegraph and telephone
service of the United States Is supported
by Icgnl and business considerations of
the most overwhelming force. So far
from sharing in the doubts of corpora
tion lawyers in regard to the constitu
tional power of the government to un
dertake these services. Judge Clark as
eerls the strong doctrine that It is un
constitutional for this essential branch of
the postal system to be operated by a
private monopoly, or In any other man
ner than by the government.’*
ROASTS THEM.
The Frulthurst Reporter is not satis
fied with the way Frulthurst day and
those who participated in the making of
It a gTand success were treated by At
lanta papers, and had the following to
say about it in the last issue of that
paper:
"When Governor Oates and his staff
met, with the press and several hundred
other citizens of the state,'to celebrate
Alabama day at the exposition, and it
was expected that the hand of the gov
ernor of the great state of Georgia would
welcome him, Governor Atkinson had
other business of more importance to
attend to. It has been claimed by the
newspapers of Atlanta that as a matter
of official etiquette, the governor of Ala
bama should have Called first on the gov
ernor of Georgia; that from an official
standpoint he was seated upon a throne
of state, surrounded by his staff, and
should have been approached by Gov
ernor Oates as the lowest subject in
some far-off eastern monarchy would ap
proach his king; and that because the
governor of the state of Alabama was not
familiar with the etiquette surrounding
thrones, the people of Alabama were de
prived of the pleasure of welcome on
their own day by the governor of the
state of GeorgiA. This may be the fact.
We have not in our sanctum the revised
edition of the code of etiquette that gov
erns kings; but we do know that had tha
tables been turned, and the governor of
the state of Georgia had visited Mont
gomery, in any capacity, especially to
celebrate Georgia day in Alabama's cap
ital, he would have been received with
such a welcome by Governor Oates—eti
quette or no etlqutte—as the governor of
any southern state, or any American
should give to another.
on Saturday last when 700 people from
Cleburne county, Alabama, and Haral
son county, Georgia, boarded a train of
ten cars for the exposition to celebrate
Frulthurst day, a day set apart by
the directors of the exposition for this
purpose, the party went in an orderly
manner to the grounds, paying to the ex
position officials $350 for tickets, ex
pending within the grounds over $2500
at the various entertainments, restaur
ants, etc., of which amount. one-i|uarter,
or over $000, went directly into the cof
fers of the exposition that evening and
contributing $100 towards the special
fireworks display, constituting nearly
one-eighth of all the people-in the ground
that day, and the largest body of people
that have visited the exposition to cele
brate any special day since its opening,
with the possible exception of Chicago
day, their arrival and departure was
noticed by Just one paper in Atlanta,
and that because the reporter of said
paper was a personal friend of one of
the managers of the excursion. The At
lanta Journal and the Atlanta Constitu
tion, the two great dailies of the city,
that make public sentiment and udver
tise the exposition, were entirely silent,
not one line of reference to the fact that
a little town In Alabama had contributed
more people to swell the attendance and
contributed more money for its support
than any crowd on any other special day
since the exposition opened; and yet the
celebration of the Kentuckians, number
ing less than 100, on the same day, was
given several columns of eulogistic mat
ter, and the large attendance and the
magnificent fireworks which the Frult
hurst day managers had partially paid
for, were loudly praised.
"The readers of the Constitution and
Journal were entitled to the news;
the exposition officials were enti
tled to whatever publicity the fact
of so large an excursion visiting the ex
position would give, and the 700 mem
bers of the party who participated In the
exercises of the day, many of them sub
scribers to both papers, were entitled to
some sort of recognition by the press of
Atlanta for their enterprise and sup
port.
"To put the matter In plain English,
the Reporter believes that the exposition
is being handicapped by jealousies that
are injuring it materially; that those
jealousies are too bitter against Alabama
or anything that comes from Alabama
to recognize that Alabamians can accom
plish anything worthy of notice, while
Kentucky and other remote states not
competitors of Atlanta, are treated to
fulsome praise for sending to her expo
sition a little handful of less than 100 peo
ple.
"We feel that wo have a right, as rep
resenting the people of Frulthurst and
Cleburne county, and indirectly the stale
as well, to feel aggrieved over the shabby
treatment of Alabamians by the press
and some of the people in Atlanta; and
we believe It is the duty of every citizen
of Cleburne county to withhold from
Atlanta merchants every dollar of trade
possible, and give it to the merchants of
Anniston and other cities in Alabama;
and this should apply as well to the Bir
mingham, Anniston and Montgomery
dallies in preference to the dailies pub
lished in Atlanta. Eet us help those whnt
help us, and not do as we have been do
ing, support those who ignore us..
"If every county In the state of Ala
bama and Georgia alone should adopt
the plan of an excursion to the Atlanta
exposition—that would give to each one
participating In it a ticket entitling him
to railroad transportation, admission to
the grounds and dinner at a price as low
in comparison as that paid by the mem
bers of the Frulthurst excursion—would
advertise Is as this was advertised—pat
ronize the concessions within the expo
sition grounds as liberally as they were
patronized by this party, it would in
crease the attendance at the exposition
more than 250,000 people whom the pres
ent plan of advertising the exposition
adopted by the management would not
reach, and make a difference of nearly
$500,000 in their receipts. Yet the Frult
hurst plan was not originated in Atlanta,
hut inaugurated and carried through by
Alabamians.”
DISABLED CONFEDERATES.
The Hon. Peter J. Otey, member of
congress elect from the Sixth (or Lynch
burg) district of Virginia, has sent to the
Picayune the text of a bill which he-pro
poses to offer In the first session of the
Fifty-fourth congress. The object of this
bill is to make some provision for the dis
abled and dependent Confederate sol
diers in the southern states. The Pica
yune says:
"This interesting bill proposes that this
provision ought to be made out of the
restoration of property seized and carried
off or consumed by the armies of the
United States during the prosecution of
the war, and for which no returns have
ever been made.
"The bill sets forth that war for the
preservation of the union resulted in the
destruction of many millions of dollars’
worth of property and the impoverjsh
ment of the southern people, and among
these people were left and still remain
many men who were southern soldiers,
but who were disabled and rendered de
pendent; and whereas the forces of the
United States captured from the people
of the Confederate States, non-combat
ants and others, abandoned property,
which was sold and covered Into the treas
ury of the United States, amounting to
$27,000,000, and, If Interest were allowed,
probably reaching $60,000,000. It is pro
posed that at least this $27,000,000 should
be utilized for the relief of the disabled
and dependent Confederate veterans.
"To this end the enacting clause of the
bill declares that there should be ap
propriated from the treasury of the
United States, out of any money not ap
propriated, a sum not to exceed 5 per
centum per annum on $27,000,000, which
has been covered In the treasury as the
proceeds of sales and profits of what Is
known as captured and abandoned prop
erty, to be applied for the benefit of the
disabled and dependent ex-Confederate
soldiers In proportion as each state of the
late Confederate states may appropri
ate and expend for the same purpose. Ia
a letter addressed to the Picayune Mr.
Otey writes:
“ ‘It has been said that human nature
Is the same all over the world, and It
would be doing that for which there has
never been a precedent If the gallant sol
diers of the north would agree to pen
sion their adversaries. To this I answer
that the United States has neyer waited
for precedents, but has established them.
The emotions of Its great heart are not
measured by the cold throbs of the hearts
of other nations. This bill appeals to
your heart, and Is but echoing the mag
nanimity of Gen. U. S. Grant, when he
wrote to Pemberton, saying: ‘‘Men who
have shown so much endurance and
courage "as those under your command
will challenge the respect of any adver
sary.” And again when he sent the pris
oners away from Appomattox, telling
them to ‘‘take their horses, as they would
need.them to raise corn." When In At
lanta he was asked to go out and review
the scenes of his great triumphs. He
said: ‘I cannot bear to go and view those
fields where so many heroes of both sides
have fallen.’ "
The pensions paid to northern soldiers
lay u tax of $'i.50 on each man. woman
and child In the United States, while
Major Otey's bill would call for a burden
of 1% cents on each head of population,
and It would only be giving back a pit
tance of the wealth that was taken away
from the southern people.
Possibly the northern people may rise
up to the noble standard which the Vir
ginia congressman has set for them.
The opportunity Is at least given them
to do a graceful act of Justice.
LOSING CASTE.
The Mobile Register, a paper at one
time in Alabama considered generally to
be presided over by a pretty level headed
man, has actually gone wild in its rav
ings. It has grown even more desperate
than the Advertiser. In other words, it
is now out heroding Herod. Last Sun
day the following paragraph appeared at
the head of the first column on the edito
rial page:
"The reader who is concerned in the
political outlook for the democratic party
in this state, will obtain some informa
tion of value by reading the opinions of
the state press upon the governorship,
which we print in a neighboring col- j
umn.”
Now in the neighboring column the
reader, who is in the class of readers al
luded to, would have expected to find
opinions from at least seventy-five to an
hundred state papers. How great then
must have been his disappointment when
upon appealing to the neighboring col
umn to which his attention had been so
conspicuously directed he finds the opin-,
ions of only thirteen papers out of the
whole of some two hundred papers pub
lished in Alabama Yes, out of the entire'
list the Register succeeded in getting a
list of thirteen, and among them the Ad
vertiser, who In some degree gave ex
pressions disapproving the candidacy of
Captain Johnston. If, on a careful can
vass, as tlte Register evidently made,'
only thirteen papers are to be found in
the objective case, is the thing really not
about as nearly unanimously as it
could reasonably be expected to get It?
The Register is loosing caste by trying to
out Advertiser the Advertiser.
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VIVISECTION.
Col. Robert G. Ingersoll has sent to
the New England Anti-Vivisection so
ciety a, letter in which he says:
"Vivisection is the disgrace and shame
of some of the sciences. A good man
would no more think of flaying a living
animal than of murdering his mother.
It is wonderful that It ever occurred to
any human being to dissect any living
animal: to so fasten a horse or dog that
he could not resist, and then proceed to
out him in pieces for the purpose of as
certaining certain facts that, by no possi
bility, can be of real use to any human
being. It is still more wonderful that
anybody ever did this.
"The man who cuts a hoof from a liv
ing horse is capable of committing any
crime that does not require courage.
Such an experiment can be of no use.
Millions of living animals have been cut
to pieces. Millions of experiments have
been tried; all the nerves have been
touched. Every possible agony has been
inflicted, and many volumes have been
published filled with the cruelties of
these experiments, giving all the details
and the results. People who are curious
about such things can read these reports.
There is no need of repeating such sav
age experiments.
"I believe that it is the duty of every
civilized man to do what he can to pre
vent the infamous practice of vivisec
tion. Every good man should insist that,
if it is necessary in the Interest of sci
ence to make experiments on animals,
they should be rendered insensible to
pain. No good man can have the slight
est respect for one who cares nothing for
the agonies of the lower animals.”
For several days the Montgomery
Journal has been at frequent Intervals
pressing the Montgomery Advertiser for
an answer to this plain, simple question:
“Are you in favor of Colonel Oates for
the senate?” Up to this writing the Ad
vertiser has not answered.
THE TURKEY THAT’S JUICY AND SWEET.
The day of thanksgiving is drawing quite
near,
To banish our sadness and gloom;
Bring up the old turkey that’s back in the
rear,
And give it good standing room.
The harvest has come and now it is gone,
The yield was abundant indeed.
With "oodles" of cotton, potatoes and corn,
And everything else that we need.
This life is mingled with trouble and care,
Filled up with love and deceit;
At the Thanksgiving dinner each wishes u
share
Of the turkey so juicy and sweet.
That turkey has fattened and feasted so
high.
On "grub” provided by man,
And now the good time is drawing quite
nigh
When the turkey shall bake in the pan.
His body all stuffed inside with the dough.
A dressing so rich and so sweet;
Thanksgiving Day is the time, don’t you
know,
When the turkey affords us a treat?
The lawyer and merchant and farmer alike -
Don’t rally and scuffle their feet;
With uplifted hands Just ready to strike
A carvin’ the turkey that’s sweet.
There’s no use to gobble, 'tis folly to fly.
The Thanksgiving dinner must be;
The turkey may roost way up to the sky.
Or up in the sycamore tree;
Thanksgiving Day is Intended for all
To eat of the turkey that’s fat;
His large juicy drumstick, as big as a mall.
Is tempting wherever It’s at.
The day is advancing with each fleeting
hour.
The Thanksgiving dinner we’ll eat;
This world 13 controlled by an infinite power
Who created the turkey that’s sweet.
The occasion Is solemn, though mingled
with mirth,
We ofTer our thanks up in prayer,
The turkey is fed from the time of Its birth,
TUI it’s stuffed with the dressin’ that's
rare.
The gobbling old turkey awajteth its doom,
To make us a Thanksgiving dinner;
The turkey of beautlfurfeather and plume,
That’s tempting to saint and to sinner.
Great blessing from heaven bestowed on
mankind,
For such with thanks we should greet;
There’s some poor mortal that's hungry or
blind,
Who’d relish the turkey that’s sweet.
—WILLIAM C. DOBBINS.
LaFayette, Ala., Nov. 20. ’95.
\ ECHOES OF THE PRESS.
It now seems that Captain Johnston
has a free field for the governorship.
Now Is the time to put aside factional
differences and unite on one man. That
will Insure a peaceful, quiet time next
year.—Alexander City Outlook.
• * *
Johnston Is a coming—from every part
of the state—from away down where the
bay of Mobile crosses the sands—from up
among the mountains and the valleys
of the Tennessee comes the news that
the people are crowding to his support.
Alabamians know that Johnston has
come for democracy’s sake, and they are
feeing to stand by him.—Oxford Enter
prise.
• • »
The editor of the Courant Is making a
personal canvass of Conecuh county on
a mustang pony. His primary object, of
course, is to get readers for the Courant,
since he has not been in the county long
enough to be a candidate; but his ob
servation as to politics is that of the
voters there are twenty to one in favor
of the free coinage of silver; and as to
the ’’organized" the silverloons largely
Outnumber the gold bugs. When he
came to the county he thought he was
coming to gold bug hot bed, that the
odds would be against his position. He
had no thought that the organized de
mocracy could be carried for silver, or
that he Courant's favorite for governor,
Joe Johnston, had the shadow of a chance
to .carry a primary election; but John
ston, it appears, will have but little op
position, whether Oates is his opponent
or not. As to congress, the right man
advocating free coinage will have a
walkover. So interested are the people
on this subject that, but for the distress
ing financial condition, nearly all of them
would subscribe for the Courant, be
cause "it is right on the money ques
tion." Yes, you can just put old Con
ecuh down as solid for silver.—Evergreen
Courant.
A special to the Advertiser from Clay
ton says that Governor Oates, In a
speech yesterday at that place, said pos
itively that he would not be a candi
date next year to succeed himself. In
this he shows his good sense. For If he
were to go back on his repeated declara
tion, made in times past, that he would
not again be a candidate for governor,
he would not only be defeated In the
gubernatorial race, but be forever snow
ed under as a candidate for the senate.
He Is also a man of firmness and deci
sion of character, else he would have
been lead astray by a few time-serving
newspapers.
And now the exceedingly important
question of harmony in the democratic
party comes up. The present political
status is most auspicious for healing the
break in the democratic party In Ala
bama. It looks almost, If not quite, like
a providential opening. With the party
split up as it Is now the republican party
xviH some day, in the near future, get
ppssesslon of our state govenrment, and
no good democrat would like to see a
thing like that happen.
We can now avoid all this without the
sacrifice of principle or party discipline.
Nobody can doubt the democracy of
Cept. Joseph F. Johnston and Gov. Wil
liam C. Oates. They differ only in one
point. They are both bimetallists. Cap
tain Johnston is in favor of the free coin
age of silver at a ratio of 16 to 1. Govern
or Oates voted in favor of the free coin
age of silver at a ratio of 20 to 1—simply
a difference of opinion as to the number
Of grains of silver that should be put Into
a dollar.
Now, we leave It to any honest man to
say if a difference of opinion as to wheth
er the amount of silver In a silver dollar
ought to bo at a ratio of 16 to 1 or 20 to
1—only a difference of four grains of sil
ver—should divide the great democratic
party?
Governor Oates has declared unequiv
ocally that he will not be a candidate for
a second term, but is a candidate for tht(
United States senate.
Now, we submit this question for pa
triotic men to consider: Governor Oates
being out of the race by his own choice,
would it not be wise in us to nominate
Captain Johnston by a unanimous vote?
All those who failed to support Oates
In 1894 and those who voted for Kolb can
consistently vote for Johnston, and thus
reinstate themselves in the ranks of the
party without submitting to any humil
iating conditions. And the organized
democracy will not have to relax party
discipline at any point.
He who willfully refuses to embrace
this favorable opportunity to reconcile
party differences must have an ax to
grind.—Opelika News.
Has Won the Belt.
Scottsborro Progressive Age.
The Montgomery Advertiser has won
the belt for newspaper heroism. Imme
diately after the defeat and disgraceful
stampede of the administration demo
crats in the nine states in the Novem
ber elections, when the gold standard
democrats were routed on every field,
including three states, Kentucky, Mary
land and New Jersey, which have never
given a republican victory before fn their
history, and when the only respectable
show of strength was where all the can
didates but one were free silver men,
and where they were loaded down with
a gold platform and an administration
indorsement which clearly caused their
defeat. While the people were dazed and
astounded with overwhelming defeat, be
fore they had time to collect their
thoughts, the Montgomery Advertiser
came out with its double-leaded editorial
proclaiming its panacea for all our dem
ocratic woes. The people read with
breathless anxiety the remedy which the
Advertiser put forth with so much sem
blance of party loyalty.
What was the remedy proposed as the
terms on which we could have unity and
party success? Some great concession
or sacrifice, one would naturally sup
pose from the Advertiser's side. Well,
here it is. All men to lay aside their con
victions on the tree silver question—come
with one accord and nominate W. C.
Oates for governor on a gold platform
and an administration idorsement plat
form and we would have a great victory.
The medicine is. in the main, the same
old dose that caused the trouble in the
late elections. The patient is suffering
fBom nausla now, and the remedy is to
give it more of the same medicine. Now,
wouldn't any disinterested doctor, who
hid the welfare of his patient at heart,
sdy change the treatment? If the Gro
ver gold treatment wouldn't do in Mary
land, New Jersey and Kentucky, ought
wje not to change It? We see how the
silver medicine brought Mississippi out
at! right and how a small mixture of it
in Kentucky saved qs from a disgraceful
defeat. Now, why not profit by their
experience? We would not be surprised
If the Advertiser would not rather see
the patient die than take the silver treat
ment and live. All gold men had better
psepare themselves. The old time democ
racy is In the saddle—no foolishness.
You can’t control them by this pretended
want of harmony, which offers no sac
rifice and no reward except the new
financial dogma of the gold standard;
and that reward, one which was first of
fered by John Sherman and the republi
can party.
Now we say democrats ought to unite
and be at peace and work together, but
the way to do that is to renounce your
new gold heresy and come on with the
‘‘boys,” travel the old democratic high
way that our fathers traveled. Keep out
of the republican ruts and get back in
the old way. Why can't you gold men
lay aside your new ways and come with
us?
Every democrat from Alabama In th«
last congress, except Clarke of Mobile,
said It was right by their votes and by
their works. Nine-tenths of the demo
crats of the south said it was right. The
democratic executive committee in the
last presidential electing sent broadcast
over the state their written appeal to
the people, In which th«w said free silver
was right, and the people followed them.
Now who Is It trying to lead them away
from this established doctrine?
It would do no good to nominate Gov
ernor Oates on a silver platform. He is
a good man, but the people wonft stand
that sort of double dealing dr straddling,
nor would Governor Oates accept such a
position. The people will have this free
silver plank In their platform.
There Is no use In trying to poke fun
at John T. Morgan or J. L. Pugh; the
people know they have no superiors in
wisdom, experience or patriotism; the
people know these men are not to be
underrated by newspaper men, who for
years have taught the people that these
men were the grandest lights we had in
Alabama. __
PUBLIC OPINION.
Mr. Cleveland has very bravely ghoul- i
dered all the responsibility for the demo
cratic rout—onto the other fellows.—Chi
cago Tribune, Rep.
Tom Carter's plan to hang out a red
flag and knock the republican party
down to the highest bidder carries a
breezy far-western odor.—Washington
Post.
It is safe to conclude that Mr. Peffer
will ally himself with the republicans or
any other party which proposes to divide
the spoils with the populists.—St. Louis
Republic.
The "Solid South" has gone, but a
“Solid North" has put itself on record—
not a democratic state anywhere above
the Mason and Dixon horizon. Chicago
Dispatch, Ind.
The surest way to get a rightful settle
ment of the Alaskan boundary is for our
government to take possession of the line
we claim and then let the discussion go
on.—San Francisco Call.
Pennsylvanians, it is noted, are now
known In the political world as “Quay
kers," but it would be vain to call the
Marylanders Gormandizers any longer.—
Charleston News and Courier, Dem.
Getting ready for congress on the part
of the administration means shifting all
sorts of ugly questions onto the republi
cans. But they are ready for them. They
have the confidence of the people.—Phila
delphia Press, Rep.
Some Texas real estate men have been
trying to buy congressmen, according to
the dispatches. If they had ever consult
ed Uncle Sam on the cost of keeping them
they wouldn't have bid very high.—Chi
cago Post, Ind. Rep.
General Alger should thank rather
than censure Senator Sherman for men
tioning him in his book, for the general
had slipped entirely out of the public
mind. The notice of which he complains
has brought him back.—Salt Lake Her
ald, Rep.
The cause of silver will suffer as the
result of the restored republicanism un
less matters so shape themselves during
the next few months as to give a strong
impulse to a movement to make It a dis
tinct issue at the polls next year.—Ana
conda Standard.
Alabama is a good state to watch.
There are symptoms of a surprise party
down there. The game of “Pussy Wants
a Corner," just begun by the free silver
advocates and the “sound money” demo
crats, promises to be pretty lively.—Cin
cinnati Post, Ind. Dem.
Senator Allison is not one of those who
believe that the office should be allowed
to seek the man entirely without assist
ance on the part of the man, and so he
has come out of the wilds of Iowa and
started what he admits is an aggressive
canvass for the presidential nomination.
—Seattle Times.
The republicans will have to do the
square thing by silver next spring, or
they will have to determine to get along
without the far western states; and it
is just as true of the democratic party,
because the men of the west are sectional
in their determination and all alike.—
Salt Lake Tribune.
If the republicans want to organize the
senate they can do so if they bid enough
for a sufficient number of the populist
senators. The entire record of the popu
list party show’s that the party and the
leaders are willing to combine with either
of the other parties if terms can be
agreed upon.—Nashville American.
The dispatch of our first great battle
ship to the Mediterranean would gain
new respect for our navy from the Euro
pean powers and would prove to the
Turks that the United States was fully
capable of compelling the observance of
all the obligations of international law.—
New York Commercial Advertiser, Rep.
People from the north, the east and the
west crowd our streets and make gay the
winding and picturesque avenues of the
exposition grounds, but somehow the
people of the south have failed to dis
cover that they have here an exposition
of the wonders and curiosities of the
various nations.—Atlanta Constitution,
Dem.
Mr. Carlisle ana his chief affected to
regard the democratic victory which led
up to the Wilson bill as a popular man
date in favor of tariff for revenue only,
which Is a democratic euphemism for
free trade. How do they regard the con
gressional election of 1894 and the state
elections of 1895?—San Francisco Chron
icle.
The New England position (on lynch
ing) Is that ours is, or should be, a coun
try of law; that there Is no possible safe
ty for the future of anybody, black or
white, except through observance of law;
that anything else opens the way to com
plete social damnation, or the return of
absolutism Sin government.—Boston
Traveler.
Senator Jones still insists that the
great battle of next year will be on the
silver question, and not the tariff, but
the great mass of the people, who are
not riding a hobby are more and more
thoroughly convinced every day that the
campaign will be fought out on sub
stantially the same lines as In 1892.—
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Rep.
General Alger has popped up out of the
pit. into which Ex-President Harrison
thrust him by the publication of his war
record long enough to denounce Senator
Sherman for saying his friends bought
the votes Alger received for the presi
dential nomination. General Alger's re
sentment Is always directed against the
man that hit him last.—Louisville Cou
rier-Journal, Dem.
The movement for the acknowledge
ment of God in the constitution is to be
renewed. If we could Just have a godly
Interpretation of the constitution It
would be a great help. There are some
who will doubt the propriety of putting
God in a constitution that permits the
burdens of taxation to fall upon those
least able to bear them.—St. Louis Post
Dispatch. Dem.
The country is sufficiently acquainted
with Speaker Reed to know in advance
that nothing will be done In the house,
bearing upon the problem of raising rev
enue that will commit the party to Mc
Kinleylsm or enhance the presidential
prospects of the redoubtable major from
Ohio. Mr. Reed is Just as shrewd and
Just as much of a despot as he ever was,
and is in a position to have things very
much his own way.—Detroit Free Press,
Dem.
The public sentiment of England, as
shown by the cabled comments of the
English press on the Dunraven letter, is
largely on the side of decent and gentle
manly sport, which would become Impos
sible if every attempt at an international
match were to be followed by such ex
hibitions as Lord Dunraven has made.
The danger In this country Is of attach
ing too much Importance to what after
all Is not a very Important matter—ex
cept to Dunraven.—New York World,
Dem
BITS OF WIT.
Dentist—"Does that hurt?" Patient—
“Doea it hurt? Say, is that all you know
about your business?”—Puck.
Bessie—“I've seen twenty summers.”
Clara—"And twenty winters, too?" Bes
sie—"Mercy, no! I'm not so old as that.”
—Tit-Bits.
Brown—"It Is quite clear that Mrs.
Lambley is the ruling power in her
household.” Jones—“Yes, indeed! Poor
Lambley isn’t even recognized as a bel
ligerent.”—Puck.
"Do you believe that children inherit
the suppressed tendencies of their par
ents?" "I’m sure of it. You ought to
see my baby pull my wife's mother’s
nose!”—Harper’s Bazaar.
Too Early: Editor—Didn’t I detail you
to go down the bay and get an interview
with Lord Coldslaw?” Spacer—“There is
nothing to be got out of him; he doesn't
even know whom he is to marry."—Puck.
Young Matron—"Why so pensive,
dear?" Angelina—"I'm desperate! Will
adores me in pale pink, while Max says
I’m an angel in blue. I can't have but
one gown, so you see my whole future
depends upon the color I select. It is
sending me crazy!”—Tit-Bits.
Condemned Murderer (to lawyer)—
You said you could get me off with a
life sentence, and here I am to be hanged
next month. Lawyer—That's all right;
you will be Imprisoned for life, won’t
you?—and only a month, instead of long,
weary years. Be reasonable, man!
An Indiana judge in instructing a jury
said: “Gentlemen, you have heard the
evidence. The indictment charges the
prisoner with stealing a jackass. This
offense seems to be becoming a common
one. The time has come when it must
be stopped; otherwise, gentlemen, none
of you will be safe.”
Tell me, ye autumn blasts, that round
my pathway roar, do ye not know some
blessed spot where scorchers scorch no
more? Spme lone, sequestered place, out
side the beaten track, where ne'er a
youth with cycle face goes bumping up
his back? The fleet winds checked their
speed a bit and mockingly they answer
ed: “Nit!"—Chicago Tribune.
“Charley,” said young Mrs. Torklns.
"this venture of yours Into politics is
going to cost you a good deal of money.”
"Yes,” was the reply, "but I’m getting
experience.” “I suppose so,” she rejoin
ed, with a little sigh of resignation,
“and experience Is a great thlng.I know—
only my tastes don’t run that way. I’d
rather had a sealskin coat and a trip to
Europe.”—Washington Star.
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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 sale, and $7.55 for the round
trip, good returning until January 7, 1896.
The exposition is now open in full force
and every one should take advantage of
the opportunity to attend.
Three trains dally, Birmingham to At
lanta—
No. 38 Lv Bir. 6:55 am. Ar Atlanta 11:40 am
No. 36 Lv Bir. 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 service 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 Mall,” 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.
Johnston for Governor.
We are for Johnston for governor:
1. Because he 1s a good, clean, capable
man.
2. Because he Is a democrat from prin-,
clple.
3. Because he has served his party and
people long and well as a citizen and
never asked for an office save that of
governor.
4. Because he seems to be the fittest
man in the state at this time to lead the
party to victory.
5. Because we want harmony and Cap
tain Johnston deserves the honor and
has submitted his claims to his fellow
countrymen.
6. Because the people are demanding
harmony.—Gadsden Tribune.
Mrs. Allgood Dead.
Oneonto, Nov. 23.—(Special.)—Mrs. All
good, the beloved wife of Mr. M. T. All
good. a prominent lawyer of this place,
died Thursday and was buried yesterday.
Deceased was a noble Christian woman,
and she is mouyied by a large circle of
acquaintances.
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