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Entered at the postoffice at Birmingham,
Ada., as second-class matter.___
Eastern Business Office, 48 Tribune Build
ing New Fork; Western Business Office. 60S
"The Rookery," Chicago. S. 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 going
and where they wish It changed to. Watcn
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 one
aide of the sheet. ___
• Business Office.***
Editorial Rooms.
All calls after 9 o’clock p. m. should be
sent to the Editorial Rooms.
At a meeting of the board of directors
of the State Herald held on the 25th In
stant Mr. J. H. Nunnellee resigned as
business manager of this paper, and Mr.
Frank V. Evans was elected to the posi
tion. Mr. Evans has assumed manage
ment of that department.
Dan Stuart says that the Corbett-Fitz
simmons mill will come off yet. It will
not, if the two principals can help tt.
Allen G. Thurman has improved suffi
ciently to be able to write a letter to his
friends, thanking them for their solici
John Oliver. Hobbs, the charming
young authoress now in New York,
speaks eight languages, including Latin
and Greek.
An Oshkosh, W'is., man got into trouble
by getting full of whisky and patriotism
and adding a blue stripe to a barber's red
and white poie.
Lord Aberdeen has got 1000 acres of
land in British Columbia under cultiva
tion in fruit and hops, and it is said to
be paying good money.
Newell Tilton, one of New Orleans'
foremost business men, died suddenly
Sunday evening of a stroke of apoplexy
at his residence in that city.
When Cleveland gets the greenbacks
retired and Sovereign gets the national
bank notes boycotted, the volume of cur
rency will be considerably smaller.
William M. Evarts, who is now 78 years
old, said a day or two since: "I attribute
my good health to the fact that I always
get out of bed late, and never take any
physical exercise.”
Edison looks for a gold mining boom
In this country as a result of the fact
that new methods secure a profit in
mines that have been closed because they
were too expensive to work.
New York has contributed $32,000 to
ward rebuilding the Unfvcrsity of Vir
ginia. and Richmond $12,000. The Bal
timoreans are now trying to get up a
bazaar for the purpose of aiding. About
$300,000 Is needed.
Professor Small of Chicago university
has been pitching into monopolies, as
Professor Bemls did, and it is expected
that he will also get his walking papers
shortly. An institution built on Stand
ard Oil cannot afford to countenance dis
respect to monopolies in this genera
tion. ■»
Mr. John Dillon, the well-known Irish
leader and anti-Parnellite member lof
parliament for Ea^t Mayo, and Miss Mat
thew, daughter of Justice Matthew,
are married. After the ceremony the
Bishop of Galway read a telegram from
the pope bestowing his blessing upon the
At Monte Carlo the other dny the
Countess Jomdes. member of a well
known noble family, and her 16-year-old
daughter were found dead in one of the ■
hotels in the city. They had taken -pois
on, it was found upon Investigation, after
losing $66,000 at the tables, practically
becoming penniless. They had been In
Monte Carlo only a week.
It is said Mrs. Potter Palmer. Mrs.
Russell Sage and Miss Elizabeth Cady
Stanton are Interesting themselves in
the movement to erect a monument at
Seneca Falls, N. Y„ to Mrs. Bloomer, the
lady who first had the courage to don the
garment that now bears her name. The
ladies nnined do not wear the garments
worn by the woman they would monu
How is this for a tribute to a southern
University: In the November number of
the London Educational Review Dr.
John G. Robertson speaks thus of Johns
Hopkins university: "One of the best
examples of how modern languages are
studied in America is afforded by the
Johns Hopkins university. In the organ
ization of the philological department
and in the remarkable quality and orig
inality of the work it produces this in
stitution is facile prlnoeps among En
glish speaking universities, and is cer
tainly approached by no other university
outside of Germany.”
Senator Sherman's memoirs are by long
odds the spiciest political volumes of the
times. He is almost as ready In assault
us his late brother, the celebrated Tecum
*c*h. used to be. He does not use blank
cartridges, but loads with solid ammu
nition, and blazes away regardless of
roj* sequences. Here is a bite at Harri
son for instance: "If Mr Harrison wdshos
a rcnoiuinatlon ho ought to come out and
gay so. It -was always my plan to let
tn.v ambitions b'» known. I doubt if he
can be renominated, even if he desires
H I have not seen any strong current
of popular son time lit running in his di
i * Hon. In fact, I never saw that at any
thru*. He was nominated the first time
!• uise Indiana was a doubtful state,
mid he barely carried It. The second
thru h-» lost his state. Ohio, which is
oi l i- .i’ly a safe republican state, was
ton re I jr • anied by him in 1892, and we lost
os., pr^.-idential elector. His only ap
peal in*, o in national affairs prior to his
presi.l iitial term was one term aa sena
tor. He made a good hit, but was not a
conspicuous senator. I nowhere and at
no time saw’ his strength with the
The single gold standard papers In Ala
bama, each of whom is evidently on the
regular mailing list of the sound cur
rency committee, which does business at
52 William street, New York, should no
tify their New York folks to cease agitat
ing the money question. They cry out
in their columns that the money question
should not be discussed in Alabama.
They say free coinage can’t be had—that
it is a dead Issue; that it is not a question
now that can be considered when it
comes to practical legislation, but never
a word of objection do vrG hear from
them to the Sound Money club in Wil
liam street, which continues to send out
its car loads of literature agitating the
money question. No use to try to- dodge
the question. The State Herald has fall
en heir to the mail sent out to the old
Age-Herald, and the regular dose Issued
from William street comes to this pa
per—as it goes to all single gold standard
papers throughout the country. Now, if
these papers are really in earnest and
want the agitation to cease they should
begin at headquarters and silence, first,
their own batteries and at the same time
call the William street club to order.
For decency's sake cease crying for the
discussion to Btop while you keep it up
yourselves, and if you want to deceive
anybody about it and expect to make any
one believe you are sincere In your de
mands that the agitation of the question
be dropped notify your New York club
to revise its mailing list. The list of sin
gle gold standard papers in the state
having dwindled down to a bare baker’s
dozen, It Is a fine scheme for those re
maining to cry out let’s drop the ques
tion, hoping by that means to silence
three-fourths of the press of the state,
while their New York aid-de-camps,
through the William street club, fires
their literature into the state. Be hon
est, now, and silence your New York bat
tery or stop trying to make believe that
In the interest of harmony you want the
discussion to cease.
The Mobile Register, driven from Its
position that the value of money has not
Increased 50 per cent—nay 100 per cent—
as measured by all agricultural and In
dustrial commodities, falls back upon the
favorite argument of the single standard,
namely, that what we have to buy has
fallen one-half. Of course this argument
leaves out of view the fact that the value
of the products of labor being reduced
one-half, the laborer must be reduced to
one^half pay or one-half of the laborers
must be turned out to become trumps.
The Register says:
“The Birmingham State Herald quotes,
with a great flourish, the declaration of
President Andrews that the national
debt could have been paid off In 1S65
with 18.000,000 bales of cotton or 25.000,000
tons of Iron, whereas In 1884, though the
face of the debt had been reduced, 30,
000,000 bales of cotton or 30,000,000 tons of
iron would have been required to liquid
ate it. Argal: the debt had Increased
about 50 per cent, and if paid in 60 cents
dollars the creditors of the government
would get about all they were entitled
to. No attention whatever is here paid
to the fact that the expense of making
cotton and Iron were reduced more than
50 per cent in the same length of time,
and that the people would have been bet
ter able to take up 30,000.000 bales worth
of debt in 1884 than 18,000,000 worth in
It Is not true that the expense of mak
ing cotton has been reduced more than 50
per cent. This is not true as respects the
rent of land, the taxes, the doctor's bill,
the picking and ginning or the plough
ing. The fallacy of this argument was
well shown by Senator George in his
great speech of last spring. The senator
"But our gold friends, driven from
every post, have to make their last and
Anal stand on the quicksand that low
prices do no harm.
“They say that if we are compelled to
sell at low prices we also buy at low
prices, and in the end there Is no differ
ence. But the slightest reflection will
teach us that in our present situation,
certain to co'ntlnue many years, low
prices in purchases can be no compensa
tion for low prices In sales; besides our
condition is that we have had continu
ally falling prices and not stable prices,
even when very low. Without going tnto
an extended argument on this point. It
is sufficient here to note there are certain
fixed charges that have not been reduced.
Taxes have not been reduced. Salaries
and pensions and railroad freights, on
cotton at least, have not been reduced,
and there are certain other charges
which are being fixed by custom—as fees
of lawyers and physicians—that have not
been reduced. And the present law
prices, when all these have been paid outi
of the small income coming to the farmer
for the low price of cotton, the remainder
has a far less purchasing power than the
sum remaining after these payments
have been made when prices are high.
“To illustrate, we will suppose the pur
chasing power of a farmer who does all
ills work In five bales of cotton, which
at 10 cents a pound would bring $250. If
these fixed charges, as I have stated,
should on an average be $50 altogether,
that would leave him $200 for the pur
chase of commodities. Suppose cotton
and all the commodities he purchased
should fall one-half, so that the farmer's
crop of five bales would bring only $25.
In this case $75 would remain to purchase
commodities Instead of $200, as In the
first ease. Birt as commodities have only
fallen one-half he would have $100 to
purchase the same amount as before the
fall: but he has only $75, a loss of one
fourth. He must increase his product
“This means he must, by Increased
hours of labor, add two days’ labor to
each week: or, if he worked nine hours
before, with high prices he must work
twelve hours a day with low prices to
buy the same amount of commodities.
The difference between nine hours and
twelve hours a day Is the difference be
tween health iitui vigor on the one hand
and sickness and languor on the other;
between cheerfulness and despair; be
tween leisure for social enjoyment and
meiitnl improvement and that treadmill,
constant wearying labor, which sends the
laborer to his bed for repose as soon as
the allotted hours for labor bavo been
completed. ”
The Montgomery Advertiser and the
Mobile Register are going for Governor
Oates' scalp. The governor, In his Inter
view of the 22d. repudiated the published
statement that Capt. Joseph F Johnston,
the free silver candidate for governor,
and himself have formed a combination
to secure the gubernatorial and sen
atorial nominations. Among other things
he said:
"I stand now just where I did two
years ago. I blame Mr. Cleveland be
cause he refused to lead and direct his
party in congress. He Is no politician,
and the situation when he was Inau
gurated, and after, was such that we
needed the services of one of the ablest
to lead and discipline the various ele
ments In our party, which would have
made It Invincible for years to come. A
certain element In our party, however,
i cannot Justify Itself for opposing the ad
ministration by the fact that he stood
still and refused to lead."
In reply to this the ‘Advertiser groan!
and is constrained to say:
“The Advertiser doeB not think this
criticism Is Justified by the facts of his
And the esteemd organ on the gulf,
which looks at politics seriously and even
piously, as it declares, feels it a duty to
unburden its soul as follows:
"Finally, we said, that Governor Oates'
eppea! for harmony and announcement
of his lack of perfect accord with the ad
ministration Indicated that he had turn
ed the governorship over to Captain
Johnston, and was bidding for the cap
tain's Influence In the senatorial con
test. That Is plain English.”
And again:
"When we say a candidate Is bidding
for influence or votes we necessarily ex
clude the idea that he has already se
cured them by a bargain. A man who
has closed a bargain for an article does
not need to do any bidding for it after
In other words, not to let the matter re
main clouded, thq governor is still ac
cused of having a bargain on foot. To
remain in accord with th°se self-consti
tuted leaders of public opinion the gov
ernor must run .again and he must ac
knowledge Mr. Cleveland as a sagacious
leader. Otherwise Governor Gales will
find himself read out of the democratic
party and accused ef .-being a man who
is “toting his own skillet" towards the
senatorship. We hope he will not mind
anything those papers may say. We
have quit minding their nonsense tong
ago. _
Messrs. M. Well & Bros., one of the
leading firms In Birmingham, published
a letter in the State Herald of yesterday
which attracted a good deal of attention
and brought forth considerable comment.
The letter was in reply to an article
which appeared in a local paper, virtual
ly calling for a boycott against said
firm. The answer of the firm showed
conclusively that the gentlemen in ques
tion are treating all Interests fairly and
going steadily along with their business.
Papers representing labor and labor or
ganizations should In no wise be hasty
In taking positions calculated to bring
on boycotts, Occurrences that nearly al
ways result in damage to the laboring
men. 'We have reached that point in
this country when all differences between
employer and employe should be adjust
ed on a different plan to that of the boy
cott. __**__
The New York Herald's Washington
correspondent says: A serious blow has
been dealt the Nicaragua canal by the
report of the commission sent to examine ,
the route, which says that the project Is
impracticable on the present data, and <
that more information is needed. T{ie
cost is estimated to be nearly double the
figures upon which the maritime com- i
pany relies. The report says the borings
are too few and ' hallow. One of the
chief objections to the proposed "rock ,
fill" dam at Ochoa is that the keystone
of the canal Is very hazardous and a
wider channel Is needed. There afe
many variations from the dimensions ^f
the plans recommended by the commis
sioners, and new surveys are necessary.
Rev. John Wesley Brown, rector of St.
Thomas’ church. New York, was to read
the service at the TPaget-Whltney wed
ding. Either he had marked the
wrong place in the prayer book, or
the singing disconcerted him; at any rate
the wedding party was amazed to hear
his rich, full voice utter the words, "I
am the resurrection and the life."
"Heavens and earth!” ejaculated Rishop
Potter in a whisper behind him. The
rector at once awoke to the fact that he
was reading the burlai service, and after
one breathless second he proceeded with
the proper ritual.
French geographers place the present
steam railway mileage of Europe at 152,
209 miles, or 28,000 miles less than are op
erated in the United States. When It
comes to electric mileage Europe is no
where in comparison with this country.
Johnston Has the Call on the Governorship and
Pugh on the Senate.
A special from Montgomery to the
Times-Democrat says:
“The advent of Senators Morgan and
Pugh, who have been preaching silver
doctrines for the last week in north, west
and east Alabama, finishing yesterday
in Eufaula, has set people a-thinklng
and the newspapers commenting pro and
con, but the most significant fact con
nected with these passing events that
came to light very recently is the politi
cal outlook and probable outturn next
year in this at present much disturbed
“Since Governor Oates' positive reiter
ation that he is not a candidate for
gubernatorial honors at the next demo
cratic state convention, but proposes to
enter the race for Pugh's seat in the
federal senate, and Oapt. Joseph F.
Johnston's announced candidacy for gov
ernor. coming right after Oates' declina
tion, It looks very much like that this
silver champion, simon pure democrat
from the Magic City has decidedly the
inside track, a number of administration
dailies having since espoused his cause,
and no matter how formidable a com
petitor may be brought out against John
ston at the state convention, the chances
strongly favor him, and many predict he
will have a walk over; and since Senator
Pugh has stumped this state and ac
knowledged to the Times-Democrat cor
respondent that, he is in the race for an
other term in the federal senate, with
an incoming legislature likely to be total
ly differently complexioned than recent
ones. It looks very much like Pugh again,
although such strong men as Congress
man R. H. Clarke of Mobile and Col. Hi
C. Tompkins of Montgomery may lie
formidable competitors, perhaps more si)
than Governor Oates, whose chances are
since the last fortryght considered less
promising, the strong, friendly, sympa
thetic personal and political relations be
tween Senators Pugh. Morgan and Cap
tain Johnston being urged to insure
Johnston's nomination, and as a consol
qtienee Pugh's re-election to the United
States senate, and it must be confessed
that—at present at least—It looks very
much that way, unless the ‘sound money'
administration party can succeed in get
ting one of their announced candidates
or a dark horse to take the risk and
chances to be elected or defeated.
“Generally speaking.well informed pollj
ticians predict Johnston for Alabama's
next governor and Pugh to be his own
successor, for it Is well to remember that
the populites. republicans, etc., are not
idle, and if dissensions should break out
in the ranks of the democracy the result
would be extremely doubtful and hazard
ous.'' _*_m_
The New York World says there Is talk
In Washington that some sound money
democrats may refuse to cast a compli
mentary vote for Judge Crisp for speak
er because of his recent silver speech.
It would not be surprising. No advocate
of free sliver Is entitled to lead the demp
oratic party In the lower branch of con
gress.—Hartford Times, Dem.
Grover Cleveland seems to go on the
principle that If a president will do noth
ing and do ft long enough the people will,
come to believe that he always takes the
wisest course.—Chicago Tribune, Rep.
Benjamin Harrison treats the report
that he Is a millionaire with all the vehe
mence of a campaign lie. He has a lively
appreciation of the fact that we have
never had a wealthy president.—Boston
Herald, Dero.
Pennsylvania republicans who took in
terest enough in the "off yean” elections
to roll up the Interesting majority of 174,
000 votes wish to know if there is any
thing else they can do to testify to their
admiration for protection and American
ideas.—Boston Journal, Rep.
Let it be understood that while Chi
cago will be grateful for the honor, and
will cordially welcome Its visitors, it
will not put on sackcloth and ashes if the
•conventions shall go to New York, Pitts
• burg, St. Louis or San Francisco.—Chi
cago Tlmes-Herald, Xnd. Rep.
Nobody cares particularly now whether
the presidential campaign is a long one
or is short, for there will be no uncer
tainty regarding the result. Everybody
can see plainly that the republicans will
win. Business will not be disturbed by
the canvass of 1896.—St. Louis Globe
Democrat, Rep.
President Cleveland has on several oc
casions expressed himself as an ardent
advocate of the completion of the Nica
ragua canal, and any practical bill in
troduced in congress will surely have his
earnest support. He will no doubt make
every effort to have the work of com
pleting the canal inaugurated during his
administration.—New Orleans Picayune.
In the case of Mr. Cleveland no valid
objection can be urged against a third
term. Will the democrats nominate him
with the hope of winning or will they
court defeat by nominating another?
Will the politicians who do not like Mr.
Cleveland or the people and business men
who want him prevail?—New York Her
ald, Ind.
The metropolis of northern Ohio has
just adopted a municipal flag with the
legend, “Cleveland, 1796,” the date being
that of the Incorporation of the city. To
some this may not seem so interesting,
however, as the fact that the New York
Herald has recently flung a "Cleveland.
1896“ banner to the breeze.—Providence
Journal, Ind.
The south is still democratic. Support
of centralized government is a part of
the inheritance of republicanism. In
sistance upon the right to exercise the
power of the government to tax the many
for the benefit of the few Is another and
equal part of that inheritance. These
questions will remain paramount tn the
politics of the country. The time will
not come when, in one or another of
many varying phases, they will not mark
the lines of party division. If the dem
ocratic party is to stand as the negative
force against them, the south cannot
cease to be solidly democratic.—St.
Louis Republic, Dem.
I Rutledge, Nov. 25.
To the State Herald; />
We have recently noticed in a few of
the papers of Alabama that public opin
ion is greatly in favcr of establishing a
reformatory for the benefit of the con
victs of the state. Scarcely any enter
prise known to us could be of greater im
portance in the future welfare of the
country than one in which the lower
classes of the people can be touched and
made to see wickedness as It should be
seen. •
To their misfortune many, many of the
people of our fair Alabama have lived
their score and one and have never been
shown by paternal index the purpose of
life. Sad indeed for our mind to visit
the homes of some of the children of our
knowledge. No purpose, no aim, no fu
ture Intentions are taught them; noth
ing higher than laboring and living
month after month and year after year.
Refinement 19 unsought and education is
a stranger. No wonder the state needs
a reformatory. It will continue to need
one until the great gulf of ignorance
among the poor classes is filled. Just
pause and think, there are hundreds of
boys and girls in Alabama who know
nothing of books nor their teachings.
There are scores of schools within the
borders of Alabama that receive as puo
lic funds not more than $50 per year. If
a healthy mind of a boy or girl should
hunger for knowledge as the body does
for bread (and it should), how long would
It thrive and grow on Its portion of this
amount of hired Instruction? Three
months’ schooling Is the longest for a
term for hundreds of our boys and girls,
and only one term In a year. Still worse,
think of the grade of teachers employed
in these schools.
Friends and countrymen, what we need
and what we must have is a close inves
tigation into our school system. The
mind makes the man and the man makes
the country. Then why are our authori
ties so indulgent in the sihool system?
Political parties may harp on their tar
iff and on their free silver, etc., and at
the same time schools under their Juris
diction are struggling for maintenance
and nothing said of them. Ignorance
and vice go hand in hand, retarding the
progress of our enlightened country in
the forms of alms houses, jails and re
formatories. Let’s work for a better
public school system, and, if necessary,
a compulsory school law. Then in a few
years otj the rising generation will dawn
a prosperous day that will lead to a hlgh
erplane of civilization. Then the owls and
bats can sing their midnight hoots with
in the walls of the reformatories we are
now building. J. M. R.
Mr. Chandler Writes a Protest to Mr. Cleveland
Against the Trust.
Senator William F. Chandler has writ
ten the following letter to the president:
"Washington, Nov. 22. 1895.
"To the President—
"Sir: I make complaint to you and
through you to your interstate commerce
commission against the trust and pool
ing agreement now nearly finished of the
eight American railroad trunk lines and
the one Canadian line of pooling traffic.
"The agreement, provides that every
railroad in the combination shall make
and maintain the transportation rates
prescribed by a board of managers rep
resenting all the roads This is a con
spiracy in restraint of trade and com
merce under the act of July 2. 1890. The
agreement also makes certain that all
competition shall be abolished, as above
required, by imposing heavy fines upon
any offending road, which fines are to be
applied for the benefit of the other roads.
This Is a division of earnings contrary to
section 6 of the Interstate commerce iaw.
"This trust and pooling agreement can
be annihilated as provided by explicit ex
isting laws of the United States. (1) by
injunction from the courts; <2> by an
order of the interstate commerce com
mission, or (3) by sn Indictment of the
Individuals signing the same.
"It can aiso be easily stopped by a vig
orous appeal from you to Mr. J. Plerpont
Morgan, whose power over the nine gov
ernors of the nine trunk lines is as abso
lute as It was over the bond syndicate.
It cannot be possible that you intend to
take upon your administration the re
sponsibility of fastening upon your bur
dened and helpless people this, the
hugest trust the world ever saw or that
was ever conceived of, when one earnest
word from you to your fresh attorney
general. your ambitious chairman of
your commission or your omnipotent
banker friend will paralyze the lnTqutty
In Its inception. Very respectfully,
Montgomery, Nov. 26,—(Special.)—The
following decisions were rendered by the
supreme court today:
Brickel, C. J.—S. J. Tarkln vs. the state
of Alabama, appeal from Chambers cir
cuit court; reversed and remanded.
McClellan, J.—Joseph M. West et al. vs.
Slade & Famish, appeal from Henry
chancery court; affirmed.
Nicholas M. Baggett et al. vs. Charles
K. Foote, appeal from Clarke circuit
court; reversed and remanded.
James M .Elliott vs. Round Mountain
Coal and Iron company, appeal from
Cherokee circuit court; affirmed.
Coleman, J.—John Doe ex dom. Tennes
see Coal, Iron and Railway company, ap
peal from Birmingham city court; af
Southern Express company vs. Bank
of Tupelo, appeal from Walker circuit
court; affirmed.
Haralson. J.—Charles Groom vs. the
state of Alabama, appeal from Mobile
circuit court; affirmed.
The Beck & Pauli Lithograph company
vs. Houppert & Worcester, appeal from
Jefferson circuit court; affirmed.
The following orders were granted by
the supreme court today:
McCaUlster Bros. vs. Templeman Bros.,
from Jefferson circuit court; submitted
on briefs.
Warrior Coal and Coke company vs.
Mabel Mining company, from Jefferson
circuit court; submitted on briefs.
Springfield Fire and Marine Insurance
company vs. Hugh M. Dejarnette, from
Birmingham city court; submitted on
John Regan vs. Balne Printing com
pany, from Jefferson circuit court; sub
mitted on briefs.
W. E. Berry et al. vs. Charles N. Owen,
from Jefferson chancery court; submitted
on briefs.
Catherine McAnally vs. Hawkins Lum
ber company, from Jefferson circuit
court; submitted on briefs.
M. F. Hunter vs. H, M. Austin et al.,
from Birmingham city court; submitted
on briefs.
Elyton Land company vs. Iron City
Steam Bottling works et al.; death of ape
pellee, R. W. Mustin. suggested and leave
to revise in name of Charles B. Powell,
administrator, and submitted on briefs.
Charles M. Boulden vs. Phenix Insur
ance company of Brooklyn, from Jeffer
son circuit court; submitted on briefs.
George C. Norton et al. vs. British
American Mortgage company, limited, et
al. from Blount chancery court; submit
ted on briefs. ■
William Hullett, administrator, etc., et
al. vs. James W. Hood, administrator,
etc., from Blount probate court; submit
ted on briefs.
A. L. Higginbotham et al., executors,
vs. Kitty Higginbotham, from Blount
probate court: continued by consent.
Q. B. Edwards vs. S. Nordholm, from
JelTerson circuit court; submitted on
Frank Beyer vs. Louisville and Nash
ville Railroad company, from Cullman
circuit court; continued by consent.
Catherine McAnally vs. Alabama In
sane hospital, from Birmingham city
court; appeal amended, leave to sever,
etc., and submitted on briefs.
Abram Williams vs. J. O. Reggans,
from Birmingham city court; continued
by appellant.
James Hawes vs. Fannie J. Barfield,
from Birmingham city court; submitted
on briefs.
M. Forst et al. vs. H. N. Leonard et
al., from Jefferson circuit court; argued
and submitted.
James B. Coleman et al. vs. Rankin
Roberts, from Birmingham city court;
submitted on briefs.
Louisville Jeans Clothing company et
al. vs. Sam Lischkoff, from Tuskaloosa
circuit court; submitted on briefs.
Thomas C. Thompson et al. vs. Lucy
P. Hudgins et al., from Birmingham city
court; argued and submitted.
Georgia Home Insurance company vs.
H. A. Kline & Co., from Birmingham city
court; argued and submitted.
Charles M. Boulden vs. New York
Bowery Fire Insurance company, from
Jefferson circuit court; appeal dismissed
by appellant.
B. M. Long vs. Cordova Coal company
et al.. from Walker chancery court; ap
peal dismissed by appellant.
Highland Avenue and Belt Railroad
company vs. James W. Fennell, from
Birmingham city court; submitted on
S. J. Guscott et al. vs. B. F. Roden &
Co., from Jefferson circuit court; sub
mitted on briefs.
C. E. Cole vs. J. H. Tuck, from Blount
circuit court; submitted on briefs.
Attorneys Present.
The following attorneys were present
at the court today:
From Birmingham—Judge J. M. Ar
nold, M. J. McAdory, George H. Huddle
ston, W. W. W'alker, A. G. Smith, F. S.
White, A. T. London, R. H. Pearson, A.
Latady, F. S. Ferguson, John London,
S. D. 'Weakley, W. C. Ward, E. H. Cabl
ness. John W. Tomlinson, William A.
Walker, M. A. Porter, John White, J. Q.
Cohen. J. M. McMaster, C. B. Powell, H.
R. Dili, James E. Webb, S. W. John.
Richard Evans, James Weatherly, Cald
well Bradshaw, L. C. Dickey, R. L.
Thornton and G. R. Harsh.
From Jasper—E. W. Coleman, J. H.
McGuinn and Howard Lamar.
From Oneonto—W. F. Dickinson.
From Cullman—Colonel Parker.
From Tuskaloosa—Frank S. Moody.
The following talented young attorneys
of Birmingham were admitted to practice
in the supreme court today: WilllarruN.
Walker, George H. Huddleston and Rich
ard Evans.
Effort to Break the Will of Mrs. Elizabeth
Montgomery, Nov. 26.—(Special.)—Mrs.
Mary A. Gillam handled a suit against
William R. Wood, administrator, seeking
to break the will of the late Mrs. Eliza
beth S. Johnston. It seems that Mrs.
Johnston willed the property to Eugenia
Rudolph, William R. Wood, Belle Fenner
and Elizabeth McCall, and now the com
plainant says that It should be divided
between herself and Harry J. Gillam,
Mary J. Gillam, Elizabeth McCall and
her children, G. M. Scott and Johnston
McCall, and Mary Hunter, Martha
O'Hara, James W. O’Hara, Ella O’Hara,
Bartholomew Ligon, Ella Goldsmith and
James Scott, according to the terms of
her brother’s will. Several houses and
lots In this city, plantations in Macon
and Lowndes counties, and 1000 acres of
land in Dallas county are involved in the
Sale Postponed.
The Montgomery and Eufaula railroad
was offered for sale this morning at the
office of the company in this city by
Commissioners Epping and Dimmlck,
but no bid was offered for the property.
In consequence thereof the sale was post
Mrs. Felix Marks has arrived from Bos
ton. She will spend several weeks here
with relatives and many friends. At
present she is stopping with her niece,
Mrs. Gerson, on Perry street.
Mr. and Mrs. Mose Sabel have returned
from Atlanta.
Mrs. Simon Hertz has returned from
Atlanta, where she went to meet her sis
ter, Mrs. Marks, of Boston and at the
same time to visit the kindergarten edu
cational department of the Coton States
and International exposition.
Miss Ingenue—Is there really a cable In
the ocean?
Sailoi^Yes, mum.
Miss Ingenue( with conviction, after
• studying the man at the wheel)—Then
that must be the grlpman.—Brooklyn
Replies *to the Charges of Bribery Made by
Sherman—He Denies That Money Was
Used by Him or His Friers.
Gen. R. A. Alger has written a lengthy
letter to the Detroit Tribune In reply to
Senator John Sherman’s charges against
the general’s friends as contained In the
second volume of Sherman's recollec
The writer quotes Senator Sherman's
language, In which Sherman, in referring
to the circumstances attending the con
test In the republican national conven
tion of 1888 wrote: "I believe and had,
as I thought, conclusive proof that the
friends of General Alger substantially
purchased the votes of many of the dele-,
gates from the southern states who had
been instructed by their conventions to
vote for me.”
He also quotes Senator Sherman’s as
sertion to the effect that although he had
learned, with complaisance, of the ex
planations of the wavering of the Ohio
and New York delegation from his (Sher
man's) supEart that "the only feeling of
resentment I entertained was in regard
to the action of the friends of General
Alger In tempting, with money, poor ne
groes to violate the instructions of their
In reply to these quotations General |
Alger says that he should not have in
truded this matter upon the public were
it not for the fact that it appeared that
Senator Sherman had gone out of the
way to Insult his (Alger’s) friends as well
as himself.
"What he writes.” says Alger, “would
be less objectionable were it not that the
second word In the first paragraph is
written In the present tense."
Continuing. General Alger gives an
analysis of the southern vote received
by Sherman and himself at the Chicago
convention. According to this showing
Senator Sherman on the fifth ballot (the
one in which Alger received the highest
number of votes) received 100 votes from
southern states, against Alger’s 60. not
Including, however, 28 votes from Arkan
sas and Missouri, which came voluntari
ly pledged to Alger and under the leader
ship respectively of Gen. Powell Clayton
and Hon. Chauncey I. Fllley. Of the
other sixty General Alger writes that
more than one-half of them “had served
either in the union or southern armies
during the war, and It was not unnat
ural that they should prefer a soldier
to a civilian. Many of these people I
knew personally. No delegate or friend
who went to Chicago in my behalf, or
voted for me at the convention," contin
ues Mr. Alger, “ever asked for or receiv
ed a single pledge from me for money or
any office.”
General Alger relates Instances of
friendship between himself and the sen
ator of late years and of assurances
given by him to Sherman that while his
disappointment had been great, he did
not believe that Alger had any part In
the scramble for votes, etc., in 1888.
“In conclusion,” writes General Alger,
“I will only add that If Senator Sherman!
is willing to leave a record made up
largely of adverse criticisms of the pub
lic men of his day, many of whom have
passed from earth, he is welcome to the
task. I am sure he stands alone among
our public men who would be willing by
his own act to blight the honorable rec
ord of the living and the dead."
A letter from James I.ewis (colored) of
New Orleans Is appended, stating that
the writer voted for Alger In the 1888 con
vention as second choice to Sherman,
and denying that negro delegates were in
the habit of selling their votes._
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Molasses for Smooth Roads.
Salt Lake Herald.
It is not generally known, but the Utah
Sugar company has begun a novel use
for the waste product from the works at
Lehl, known as by-product, or molasses.
Roads are actually being constructed
with the syrups which are valueless as
sugar producers, the life having been ex
tracted. The molasses Is used as a ce
ment, the body of the road being made up
of fine gravel.
This new method was first used on tho
road leading from the country road on
the sugar factory, and the travel over
this thoroughfare Hlnce the opening of
the sugar season has demonstrated the
value of the syrups and gravel as ma
terials for the improving of roads. The
piece of road that has been so Improved
Is as hard as the best of macadam, and
even the heaviest loaded wagons do not
cut It up. The syrups are first poured
over the roadway to be Improved, and
then a layer of gravel is sprinkled on.
More syrups and gr.avel follow in their
turns, until the road is In perfect condi
tion. There seems to be Just sufficient
potash salts in the molasses to give it
the necessary cementing qualities.
This making of roads and walks with
refuse syrups from sugar factories has
also been successfully tried In California.
It is not at all unlikely that at the close
of the present season the company will
make more Improvements on the roads
leading to the factory. At first the mo
lasses showed a tendency to ooze up
through the gravel, but the application
of an extra coating of gravel remedied
this and made the road as Smooth as a
Senator David Bennett Hill insists that
this country contains 200,000 more dem
ocratic votes than all other voters com
bined. That may be true, but the 200,000
this year seem to have voted the straight
republican ticket.—Chicago Dispatch,
Highest Honors—World’s Fair.
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