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BIRMINGHAM STATE HERALD
Entered at the postofflee at Birmingham,
Ala., as second-class matter.
Eastern Business Office, 48 Tribune Build
ing, New York; Western Business Office, 509
“The Rookery,“ Chicago. S. C. Beckwith,
Sole 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. Watch
the label on your paper and see when your
time expires.
The State Herald will appreciate news
from any community. If at a 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 be written on only one
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.
The grand lodge o£ Masons will meet
In Montgomery in annual session next
Tuesday.
With two exceptions we think the dem
ocratic press of Alabama is in favor of
party harmony.
The hunt for the southern delegate to
the national republican convention has
already been begun.
Keen observers note that Gen. Benja
min Harrison is growing more and more
genial to the omnipresent interviewer.
The congressmen are gathering in
Washington, and many of them insist
on giving the public a few verses of their
mind through the medium of Washing
ton correspondents.
It is given out that the president has
completed his message, that it is longer
than his messages usually are, and that
it will contain nothing new on th6 tariff
and financial questions.
Baltimore taxpayers think they can
stand one republican mayor in thirty
years, just to show what an excellent
thing an honest democratic administra
tion is in protecting their interests.
With a drawn sword, a Winchester ri
fle, a repeating shotgun and a car load
of egotism the Advertiser rears back on
its fet-locks and shrieks in fearful tones:
“Come on contest, come on—the party be
d-d."
General Miles says there are more than
4000 officers and men In the army who
are able to use the bicycle as a means of
locomotion. He advises that a full reg
iment of twelve companies be equipped
with bicycles and motor wagons.
Chairman Hackett of the republican
executive committee of New York is
quoijed ns saying that Governor Morton
of New York is in the race for the nomi
nation for president next year. If Mor
ton opens his bar'l he will make it lively
for the other republican aspirants.
Some of the journals opposed to Cap
tain Johnston are very much afraid that
the tactics used by the papers friendly
to his candidacy will injure his chances
for the nomination. Our over-anxious
opponents are respectfully referred to the
srory of the rabbit and the briar patch.
It was asserted before the recent na
tional prison congress at Denver that in
three-fourths of the cities of over 50,000
population in the union frequent con
ferences were held between the officers
of the law and the leaders of the criminal
classes as to how far the laws were to be
enforced.
It is not because Governor Oates does
not think Mr. Cleveland a leader or be
cause he favors party harmony that Im
pels the Advertiser and the Register to
criticise him. It is because he would not
do the bidding of those papers as re
gards what office, if any, he should ask
at the hands of the people.
In every state carried by the republi
cans this year the vote of the success
ful candidate at the head of the ticket
was less than the vote of Grover Cleve
land for president in 1892. If the demo
crats will go to the polls and vote the
democratic ticket in 1896 as they did In
1892 a democratic president and congress
will be elected.
The county court of Abermarle county,
Vo., has just given an example of quick
administration of justice, where all the
forms of law were observed in an orderly
and dignified manner. Daniel Lee, a col
ored man. on Friday last brutally beat
a respectable white lady near Charlottes
ville, his object being, according to his
own confession made after Identification,
robbery. He was quickly pursued, ar
rested and Indicted. Yesterday he was
convicted, sentenced to the penitentiary
for twenty years and was at once for
warded to his future home. There was
some talk of lynching, but the authori
ties acted In a prompt and decisive man
ner.
In his letter to the Mobile Register
Governor Oates took occasion to counsel
linrmony—even intimating that he was
really doubtful as to the result in this
state next year unless some degree of
harmony is permitted to prevail. Imag
ine if you can the righteous disgust that
must have come over the governor yes
terday upon reading the Montgomery
Advertiser, which contained more than a
full column editorial calling the governor
to task for counseling harmony in the
democratic party. Among other things
tlie governor found this expression in the
editorial:
"We believe it the best thing for the
party to fight out the matter to a finish.
There is no use of trying to patch up
p. ace nr secure an armistice."
With the editorial which appeared in
Hi' Advertiser yesterday, bristling with
such sentiments as the above, before
hail and calling to mind the position
taken bv that paper while e.ndeavoring
tn force Governor Oates into the race
for governor over his protest, and con
trary to his oft repeated declaration. Is
it possible for him to have felt'otherwise
than thoroughly disgusted with a paper
so inconsistent. Grant that pity could
have taken the place of disgust we must
all admit that It would require a great,
broad mind to have allowed the former
to conic in and take the place of the
latter.
DUMAS, THE YOUWQET..
One of the greatest writers of the cen
tury has just passed away. The younger
Dumas was no less celebrated and distin
guished than his illustrious father. These
men had no v&Iuaible relatives or ante
cedents to help them on the road to suc
cess. The father was a West Indian
half-breed. His mother was a negress.
The son was a bastard. Such circum
stances did not prevent their steady
march to the pinacle of literary fame.
The son who has just died became an
academician and president of the Legion
of Honor. In the preface to a volume of
his plays published in 1877 Is found this
fragment of autobiography, which is a
charming picture of the generosity of
nature, the moral courage, the hlgh
mlmledness of the average French school
boy:
“My mother was a good, courageous
woman, who worked to rear me; my
father, a government employe, with a
.salary of 1200 francs a year ($240), having
his mother to support. By a lucky chance
it so happened that my father, though
impulsive, was kind-hearted. When,
after his first successes as a dramatist,
he thought he could rely upon the future,
he recognized me and gave me his name.
That was much; the law did not force
him to do so, and I have been so grate
ful that I have borne that name as well
as I could. Yet it appeared that his name
was not enough in the eyes of
the children whose position was per
fectly regular before the law and
in the midst of whom I was placed
very early in a great boarding school
kept by one of the best of men, M. Pros
per Goubaux. These children insulted me
from morning till night, delighted, prob
ably, to abuse In me the celebrated name
of my father, because my mother had the
misfortune not to bear it. There was not
a day that I did not have a fight with one
or another of my comrades, and some
times with several together, for their
cowardice was not solely moral. Those
who were not thus said nothing and
o'd on. My suffering, which I have de
scribed in ‘Ii’Affaire Clemenceau,’ and of
which I never spoke to my mother so as
not to distress her, lasted five or six
years.”
The New York Tribune gives the fol
lowing interesting sketch of his life:
“At an early age the young Dumas was
placed in the Goubaux institution, where
(and also at the Bourbon college) he made
brilliant progress. Accustomed from his
earliest youth to literary surroundings,
he soon evinced strong and positive likes
and dislikes upon the subjects that were
discussed before him by his father and
his friends. At the age of 17 he wrote
a number of poems, which were published
in a volume in 1847, entitled ‘Leis Peches
de Jennesse.’ This work has almost been
lost sight of, and possesses little literary
merit, although there are some pleasing
lines, and the motif is evidently sincere
in its naivete; it is of youth youthful.
After having accompanied his father on
a journey to Spain and Africa he wrote
a fantastic book colled 'Aventures de
Quatre Femmes et d’un Perroquet.’ In
1848 he wrote and published 'La Dame
aux Camelias.’ His fame was instanta
neous. The almost youth of 24 years be
came at once one of the most famous
literateurs in Europe. This novel, and
the play taken from it, have been trans
lated into every civilized language. Its
dramatic representation has become fa
miliar to Americans, portrayed through
the mediums of at least three languages
—the French, the Italian and the English
—which at once suggested the names of
‘Bernhardt, Duse and Olara Morris.
"Alexander Dumas, fils, was, above all.
an analyzer in observation, if not in ex
pression; he studied from without, in
ward, but when he came to give literary
form to his ideas the action was re
versed; reality then became the medium
and not the end, the end was dramatic
and artistic effect. He applied himself
to the study of society, and sought by
verisimitude and artistic delineation to
make good the deficiency of actual and
practical fact. His works treat mostly
of the relations between vice and morals,
but always viewed from his position in
that peculiar phase of society, Ie demi
monde. Ffom his point of view he was
supreme; when he tried to regard hu
manity from another, as he did in some
of his last plays, he signally failed. From
his view point, then, he saw that behind
the complete abandonment to vice which
characterizes that certain phase of Pa
risian life the human heart was still
beating its natural throb, smarting un
der all the misery to which vice is fa
ther. He saw that vice was often the
natural and necessary consequence of
the narrow and bigoted morals of soci
ety, and he made those truths heard.
Rut later he failed utterly Wb appreciate
the homely virtue found in the homes of
the middle classes, and when he would
have used this atmosphere as clothing
for his stories nr his plays he only suc
ceeded In making honesty commonplace,
even absurd. Then he almost satirized
virtue. Some of his most interesting ef
lonw, Ul Ifnet UUlil tx mviai j ui
view, are to be found In the prefaces that
It has pleased him to place with each
new edition of his stories or plays. But
there is something aphoristic, obscure
and even self-contradictory in his philos
ophy, Just as there is something forced
and patched up in his art. He makes
the impression of an ambitious spirit
looking out for a way toward sensation,
rather than that of a creating genius
distributing its generous gifts.
"In 1852 Alexander Dumas, fils, began
to write for the stage. "La Dame aux
Camellas" was his first work, dramatised
from the novel by that name. Its suc
cess was even more pronounced than that
of the book. It was played at the Vau
deville, with Leon Paucher In the lead
ing role. It is said that when the elder
Dumas saw the performance he said,
while tears of joy, not unmirigled with
wounded pride, ran down his cheeks:
"It seems that my son at 24 was a bet
ter dramatist than I am now at 49.”
Between the years 1855 and 1870 more
than fifty curtain raisers and plays from
iho young Dumas’ pen were produced in
the Pnrls theaters. After the first disas
ter of 1870, M. Dumas retired to his estate
in Buys, near Dieppe. The day after the
Commune he sent to a newspaper in
Rouen "La Lettre sur les Choses du
Jour," full of patriotism and Invectives
agnlnst the revolutionists. Returning to
Paris In 1872, he had a series of plays
produced nt the Gymnase. The first two
pieces were "Une Vislte de Noces" and
“La Princesses Georges.” The great suc
cess of the plays was in a measure due to
Mile. Almee Desclce, who played the
principal roles. Besides "La Dame aui
Camellas,” his greatest dramatic tri
umphs have been "Les Ideos de Mme.
Auhray,” a comedy; "Une Vislte de
Noces," "La Princease Georges," "Mon
sieur Alphonse" and “L'Etrangere.”
A WILD WESTERNER.
The secretary of agriculture, Mr. Mor
ton, is a very remarkable roan. In his
report he says:
"They are brothers In agriculture, as
were Abel and Cain, 'bringing the fruits
of the ground for approval.’ He who
brings the best and cheapest will find
approval In welcoming purchasers and
remunerative prices. The success of the
farmer of thp future, therefore, depends
more upon mental than upon manual ef
fort.”
If our Information Is correct, Cain and
Abel did not get along together very
well. Cain slew Abel because of a dif
ference of opinion as to the relative value
of live stock and grain. At that early day
there was a rivalry’ between the herds
man and the tiller of the soil. The sec
retary Is not happy In Sis Illustrations.
He Is still less happy when he likens the
nation to a bank, the executive of which
is retained year in and year out, elected
term after term If his work Is satisfac
tory to the directors and stockholders.
His Idea seems to be that the president
should be re-elected like the president
of a bank so long as he manages things
well. Here we find a proposition to con-,
tinue an executive Indefinitely. No
doubt Mr. Morton would like to do away
with elections and have a monarchy,
with himself as perpetual secretary of
agriculture. The Chicago Chronicle takes
the secretary seriously as a person whose
opinions are entitled to consideration. It
says:
"The chief executive of the republic Is
part of the lawmaking, part of the judi
cial power, though it Is aimed to have
the executive, the Judiciary and the leg
islative power wholly separate. The pres
ident appoints federal judges, with the
consent of the senate. The president has
the veto power, which Is equivalent to
large part of legislative work. Congress
makes appropriations for the judiciary,
and also appropriates money for the pres
ident's salary. The three great depart
ments of government, therefore, are ln
terblended. Much larger questions than
those presented to a bank president prop
erly pass under the purview of the ex
ecutive office.
“In a bank only the shareholders vote,
each voting the number of his shares. In
a republic suffrage is more widely ex
tended. Each elector may be said in a
sense to be a shareholder, but each elec
tor is no more a shareholder than many
citizens who are not electors. Money
counts In a bank. Manhood Is supposed
to count In the republic. •
“There Is nothing In the cpnstltution of
the United States which prohibits re
peated re-etedtIOn of the president, but
the constitution, of the United States has
undergone some unwritten changes. It
was originally contemplated that presi
dential electors should be selected citi
zens or great discretion and patriotism,
who would deliberate upon the choice of a
chief executive. In that sense the elec
toral colleges, as we call them, have dis
appeared. They have become mere per
functbry agencies for recording the will
of the electors who choose them, and not
one of them would dare to oppose per
sonal Judgment against the positive Im
plied instructions he received when ap
pointed. So with other unwritten amend
ments to the constitution, among them
that whloh limits an incumbent of the
presidency to two terms in the office.
Secretary Morton's illustration of the
country as a mere banking establishment
which loans money and the like, emits
notes, cares for deposits, is not fortunate.
It does not Indicate his ordinary sagacity.
It is at variance with the teachings of the
democracy which he has upheld from his
boyhood."
Mr. Cleveland’s enemies—the New
York Herald, Banker Benedict et al.—are
stlll'advocatlng him for a third term.
PENCILINGS.
The query now Is if David B. Hill
should get married how long would he
lecture on "Personal Liberty ?”
The question of how to train a girl so
that she will not elope has at last been
solved. Bring her up on onions.
A thirty-four pound turkey may suit
the appetite of Mr. Cleveland, but give
us a Thanksgiving ’possum every time.
It is also suggested that the springs in
the bed of the Ohio river are out of or
der.—Washington Post.
And it is also hinted that the springs
of the Mississippi are out of order,
and the coal wave has shifted from Penn
sylvania to Alabama.
Walter Wellman, writing to the Chi
cago Times-Herald from Washington,
says:
“A new and somewhat interesting view
of the third term question is expressed by
prominent democrats who have arrived
in Washington. It is that unless the
party makes Mr. Cleveland the nominee,
and thus holds together under that force
ful and aggressive leadership the sound
money element of the organization, the
nomination will be pretty sure to go to
some man who openly or covertly favors
the free coinage of silver.”
FILIAL TENDENCIES.
A Scene in Private Life Unguessed by the
Harsh World.
New York Press.
”Pa-pa!”
Little Ruth gazed up into the face of
her stern father.
"Yes, my child.”
He might be cold to others, haughty
and unfeeling to the nation, but toward
her his father’s heart lnstictively soft
ened.
“Me so tired, pa-pa!" the baby voice
came: “me wants someslng to play wifi
Me wants some more bonds!"
“My child, but A few weeks ago I
bought you a large series—more than I
could afford.”
“Me wants some more!"
“But, my child, I cannot—”
“Mo WILL!”
The mind of the financier melted Into
the love of the father.. Seating himself
hastily at his desk, he dictated a note to
the secretary of the treasury.
And They Are Doing That.
Chicago Times-Herald.
If Maryland republicans allow them
selves to become involved in a factional
quarrel over the distribution of the spoils
the return of Gormanism will be but a
mere matter of time.
Might Attract Attention.
Chicago Tribune.
Senator Peffer wants the populist na
tional convention to be held in Dallas.
Tex., probably in the hope that Governor
Culberson will advertise it by interfer
ing. *_
“Have Flew the Coop.”
Chicago Times-Herald.
• Hon. James E. Campbell’s actions in
dicate that he has left the administra
tion’s bed and board, and the political
public will govern itself accordingly.
The Cinch Candidate.
Cleveland Leader.
Everywhere it is admitted that McKin
ley Is far In the lead In the presidential
race. That Is not only true, but it Is a
fact that he will continue in the lead.
Extending Queensberry Buies.
New York Press.
It Is unfortunate for Lord Sholto Doug
| las that his distinguished father neglect
ed to formulate a set of rules governing
tights with a mother-in-law.
Attending to Business.
Toledo Blade.
There Is some question If It Is General
Harrison's big law practice which causes
him to make such frequent trips to New
York city._
It Will Be Football Next.
New York Mail and Express.
How rapidly we move along! It seems
only the other day that buffalo was the
national game, and now It Is baseball.
Latest War Hews.
Detroit Tribune.
We are called upon to note another
spirited encounter between our new navy
and the drydocks._
An Expensive Luxury.
Atchison Globe.
Sentiment costs more In dollars and
cents than any other foolish feeling In the
world.
'S'*
THE HEIGHTH OF STYLE
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The very thing for cleanliness. The best bed for durability. Adorns the room and gives comfort
and repose. A full line from $7.00 upward*. Also receiving an exceptional ly elegant line of
FURNITURE AND CARPETS!
Offered at prices lower than ever before. Prepare for the'Holidays. A beautiful line of novelties
suitable for gifts.
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ALABAMA EDITORS.
Hunting Days Are Here.
The fields and forests now resound,
, With snap of gun and bark of hound.
The hunting days are here,
The partridge plump, the playful hare
Now feel the weight of heavy care,
■ Of danger lurking near.
When morn is crisp and wind lies low,
Tho' all the earth be white with snow,
The sport is most inviting.
The huntsman, trusty gun In hand,
• Goes forth across the trackless land,
And swears It is exciting.
—Sheffield Reaper.
Getting Down to Business.
The Ozark Star thus philosophizes:
“We people in Dale county want har
mony now worse than we want a gov
ernor.” ,
Off of Its Base.
Says the Ozark Star:
“The Mobile Register is usually a very
conservative Journal, but occasionally
gets off Its bass.”
Has Come to Stay Until Settled.
The Cuba Banner remarks:
“The money question is now well estab
lished as the leading issue. The politi
cians have tried to brush it aside and put
it down, hut it will not down. It has
come to stay until settled.”
Should Receive an Undivided Support.
Says the Selma Mirror:
"We do not know who the nominee of
the democratic party will be in Alabama,
but wo do know that whoever he may be
he should and no doubt will receive the
undivided support of the party.”
The People Asking the Same Question.
The Selma Mirror repeats the question:
“The Montgomery Journal asks, now
that It has located Judge Randolph, the
defaulter, what Is the duty of the state
authorities? The Mirror asked the same
question more than a month ago.”
Will Be Nominated and Elected.
Says the Cuba Banner:
“The press and the people are speak
ing out for Capt. Joe-Johnston for gov
ernor In no uncertain tone. There can be
no mistaking the sentiment of the masses
upon this question. Joe Johnston will
be nominated and elected by a large
majority."
Harmony Should Be the Watchword.
The Ozark Star says:
“What the democratic party needs
worse in this state than all else is har
mony. It should be the democratic
watchword. We have had enough of dis
sension and divisions, and the time has
come now to close up ranks and present
a solid front to the enemy.”
A Rabid Silverite. •
There Is said to be a man In Kansas
who is such a rabid silverite that he will
not allow his children to go to Sunday
school where they teach a "golden text.”
And no doubt he objects to the "golden
rule.”—Mobile Herald.
He was probably born with a silver
spoon in his mouth.
Go Where You Are Invited.
Bays an exchange:
"Patronize the man who advertises.
You do not visit your neighbor unless
asked to, and do not attend a wedding op
party without an invitation; then why
should you Intrude on the privacy of a
storekeeper without an invitation? Buy
of the live, go-ahead business man who
nqt only invites you to come In and see
him every day, but educates and keeps
ydu posted on what is popular in his lin^
of goods."
Get in the Primaries.
If the following from the Ozark Star
be true, then admit them into the pri
maries. These are the kind the State
Herald has all along contended should
be invited back into the house of their
fathers;
“There are still many men in Dale who
have voted the populist ticket once or
twice, because they thought they were
voting to their best interests, who still
have the principles of democracy, and
who will be hard to pull into the repub
lican camp by the fusion route.”
Will Not Likely Hive Opposition.
The Union Springs Herald looks at the
situation thusly:
"Since this hah been spoken there Is
In the field only one avowed candidate
for the office, and he Is Capt. Joseph F.
Johnston. To Captain Johnston the cit
izens of Alabama do not object. The
majority like him and are anxious for
him to be governor; yet they do not like
his free sliver policy, and the people of
this state are such as will support prin
ciple above man, if we are not mistaken.
But If Captain Johnston does not have
opposition then the free silver Issue will
be but a small matter, and the election
of this candidate will not be an Index as
to the ideas of the voters of this great
state on the money Issue. Notwithstand
ing the efforts of many to try to put out
a sound money candidate we do not be
lieve the captain will have any opposi
tion, or if he does It will likely be by
some young aspirant who desires to
bring himself before the people now in
hopes for the future.” ,
PUBLIC OPINION,
As to the danger of running up against
this country, these late mishaps to big
vessels are a warning to foreign navies
to keep oft.—Philadelphia Times, Ind.
Mr. Roosevelt has done all that he
undertook. He has demonstrated that
the enforcement of the dry laws Is prac
ticable. He did not advertise to create a
popular enthusiasm in their behalf.—
Washington Star, Ind.
Count Castellane Is said to be running
through the Gould millions so rapidly
that it Is possible that the fares will soon
have to be raised on several American
railways in order to keep him in pocket
money.—Philadelphia Item.
The meeting In Faneuil hall yeBterday
noon, to express indignation at the out
rages in Turkey, undoubtedly spoke with
the voice of the entire community. The
feeling here, as in all parts of the civil
ized world, is that humanity Is outraged
kind that Christendom must not only pro
test but interfere.—Boston Post, Dem.
The Idea of Industrial education pre
sented by Prof. Booker T. Washington
in his New York lectures deserves all
possible encouragement. It is fundament
ally right. Of a high value wherever
applied, it Is likely to be specially valua
ble for the south in its efforts to teach
the colored people how to help them
selves more effectively.—New York
World, Dem.
Secretary Morton wants Cleveland in
definitely. With fine logic, he asks: “If
a bank president is elected many times,
why should It not be so with the presi
dent of the United States?" Brer Morton
misses the point. If, for a number of
years, the bank has been losing money
under the administration of a certain
president, will the stockholders continue
to re-elect him? If Morton isn't a fool,
he knows better.—Boston Traveler, Rep.
The New Orleans cotton receipts for
the week show a falling oft of 140,000
baies from the receipts of the same week
last year. The figures are striking. The
outward movement of cotton is extraor
dinarily slow, but. the Indications are
that foreign buyers who have been hold
ing back for what they call “export
prices" may learn that the prices they
objected to were after all more suitable
for the export trade than they Imagined.
—New York World, Dem.
That a sovereign should write in his
own name and with his own hand a let
ter to the prime minister of a foreign
power is certainly a unique Incident. It
Is tantamount to an admission of things
the writer can scarcely have Intended to
acknowledge. It Is equivalent to a con
fession, not only that the past acts of
the porte have been blameworthy In the
matter of the Armenian outrages, but
also that the sultan either has been in
competent to avert those shortcomings,
or has deliberately connived at their
perpetration.—New York Sun, Dem.
Praying for Ingersoll.
Sensible people will be astounded to
learn that In Cleveland, O., an organized
movement to offer prayers for the con
version of Robert G. Ingersoll met with
an enthusiastic response on Thanks
giving Day.
We are told that in various missions
and in the Christian Endeavor society
fervent prayers were offered in behalf of
the great infidel.
This is too much like the prayer test
which was attempted or suggested a
dozen or more years ago. Orthodox
Christians, if we are not mistaken, will
consider it entirely out of order. If all
the Christians in the world on a certain
day should pray for the conversion of
any one man. or any other special ob
ject, It would be the sensation of the
age, if their prayers were answered.
Why did not the Cleveland Christians
pray for the conversion of the Turks and
the relief of the Armenians? Why sin
gle out Colonel Ingersoll as a person of
such tremendous importance?
Doubtless this tribute from the Ohioans
will affect the colonel. He is a senti
mental man and easily touched. But his
conversion is quite another thing. The
chances are that he will continue to
teach his infidel doctrines the remainder
of his days. The good people who get
up prayer meetings for him on national
holidays are doing something which we
do not think will be encouraged by the
clergy at large.—Atlanta Constitution,
SHOOTING SONG BIRDS.
An East Lake Citizen Enters His Solomn
Protest.
To the Editor of the State Herald.
Dear Sir: Kindly allow me, through
the columns of your influential paper,
to protest against the wholesale and
wanton destruction of the feathered tribe
by gunning parties in and about East
Lake.
All day Thursday (Thanksgiving Day)
the fusilade was kept up with energy and
zeal, to (the great discomfort and an
noyance of the inhabitants, not to men
tion the danger to life and the injury to
property.
Everyone knows that song-birds in the
grove or about the house constitute one
of the principal charms of a country life;
but to those to whom a holiday and a 5
cent fare affords the opportunity the
sight of rose or song of bird only awak
ens sentiments which find expression in
the death of the one and the destruction
of the other.
This condition of things must be stop
ped, and at once, or else the farmers and
gardeners will have sad cause to mourn
the loss of their best friends, and the res
idents to deplore the absence of their
brightest companions. The people of
East Lake are unanimous in their con
demnation of these gunning parties, but
seem unable to cope with the nuisance,
as posting notices and warnings are en
tirely disregarded. Any Interference
with the plans of these “sportsmen” is
sure to be met with impudence, if not
menace. There must surely be some
remedy for this evil, and in order to con
sider what steps will be taken to prevent
the recurrence of Thursday's slaughter
I intend to convene a meeting of the in
habitants of East Lake at an early date.
Most respectfully yours,
FREDERICK I. MONKS.
Hlllgrove.
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