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Entered at the postoffice at Birmingham,
lAla., as second-class matter.
Eastern Business Office, 48 Tribune Build
ing, New York; Western Business Office, 609
‘ The Rookery," Chicago, 8. 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 tt changed to. Watch
the label on your paper and see when your
time expires.
The State Herald will appreciate net a
from any community. If at a small pla .e
where it has no regular correspondent,
news reports of neighborhood happenings
from any friend will be gratefully received.
A11 communications, of whatever charac
ter or length, should be written on only one
side of the sheet.
Business Office.230
Editorial Rooms.231
All calls after 9 o'clock p. m. should be
sent to the Editorial Rooms.
The commander-ln-chlef of the Sultan
of Morocco's army Is a Scotsman, by
name Kald McLain.
Coal is worth $100 a ton at the Kim
berly diamond mines. This makes them
deserve the name of black diamonds.
The Mobile Register and the Green
ville Living Truth (pop.) are now the
right and left bower of the opposition to
Captain Johnston.
The Huntsville Mercury is calling on
Mr. Clarke to come In and “wrest the
nomination from Johnston” so that the
party can be entirely harmonious.
Senator Allen of Nebraska says: “If
the silver sentiment of the United States
could he united on one man I think a
free stiver president could be elected.”
Mr. E. C. Benedict of New York, an
Intimate friend of Mr. Cleveland, says
that the republicans want him to have a
third term. That is what many demo
crats think. f;
We do not want silver that will ride
upon the back of gold, but silver that
will stand by the side of gold, and, to
gether with gold, support the commerce
of the world.
Americans who go to Japan get $2 for
each United States dollar, and then find
that $1 of Japanese money will buy just
as much thire as their gold dollar will
buy at home.
Senator Nelson of Minnesota has a fine
farm of nearly 400 acres under the best
system of cultivation. He has lived on
it since 1871. This year he has large
crops for sale.
The Fort Payne Journal, one of the
ablest papers in the state, and a paper
that does not advocate free coinage, is
strongly for Johnston ns the man to har-i
monize the party.
The interests of the Rothschilds are
represented in the gold fields of Ju
hannesburg. South Africa^->w^Wamllton
Smith, a Kentufilgfen. He receives an an
^£“41^8"!’ryof $40,000.
The Troy Democrat, one of the bak
er’s dozen opposing the nomination of
Captain Johnston, thinks the captain too
much of an office seeker. This argument
did not strike in on it last year.
They say that the democratic members
of congress are endeavoring to secure
places of residence so remote from the
capitol that there will be no danger, of
their being counted to make a quorum
while they are in bed.
Senator Tillman of South Carolina is
not afraid to say what he thinks, and he
thinks all the northern capital invested
in the south does not equal the amount
of pension money paid by the south in
taxes to pension northern soldiers.
The Mobile Register says if Johnston
is nominated he could not get the vote of
half the democrats in Jefferson county.
If Captain Johnston is nominated, as he
will be by acclamation, he will carry
Jefferson county by more than 5000 ma
i nr eaieeineu Auvernser speaas or
Captain Johnston advocating leagues
broad enough to embrace men of all par
ties. Of course It knows that Captain
Johnston refused to take part In that
sort of leagues, but then any sort of
charge will go In an emergency.
Two or three papers in Alabama seem
to think that the very shortest and
nicest road to harmony is to nominate
“sound money” candidates for governor,
senator and congressmen and then for
all to fall in line and elect them. To be
sure that does seem a generous plan.
TV. S. Stratton, who owns the Inde
pendence mines of Cripple Creek, Col.,
is a carpenter by trade. Three years ago
he walked from Colorado Springs to
Cripple Creek, a distance of thirty miles,
In order to save the fare, which amount
ed to $4. Now he has an income of $1,200,
000 a year.
The esteemed Advertiser a short time
since thought the only way to harmony
was to nominate Colonel Oates and have
no factional fight. It now seems to
think that the best plan to harmonize
Is to have the hottest kind of a factional
fight. Possibly the Advertiser will again
modify its views.
Pr. Sampson Pope of South Carolina,
who wanted to be elected governor last
year on the democratic ticket, has come
out As a republican. He says that next
year old Virginia. West Virginia. North
Carolina, Louisiana. Texas, Kentucky
and Maryland will go republican; but the
prophecies of disappointed politicians do
not count.
The other day a floorwalker In a large
Boston dry goods store was asked what
fault caused the discharge of most clerks
who lose their positions. He answered:
“Seventy-five per cent of the peo
ple we discharge every year lose
their places because of 'a quar
ter of six.’ 'A quarter of six’ Is
ti.e hour at which we begin to close bus
iness for the day, and when the sales
man are more interested in closing than
Jo attending to customers, they are lla^
bie to show incivility, or to say, ‘We are
Just out of that.' This weakness is com
monly known as 'quarter to six.' It j
causes lots of clerks to lose their Jobs.”
The Montgomery Advertiser declares
war to the knife and from the point to
the hilt. It will have no concessions, no
compromise, no harmony. Here Is what
It says, In most astonishing language:
“On with the light to the finish. It Is
for the best. There can be no mouthing
after a bird fight and a clean licking.
The Advertiser has no sort of misgiving
as to the wisdom of this policy, or as to
the outcome of the contest. The right
will prevail. Party loyalty will be up
held. Mutineers will be rebuked. Sefish
leaders will be disciplined into line. In
sincere demagogues will be shamed into
silence. The party will be stronger for
the tussle.”
If this policy were to prevail there
would be no coherence In the democratic
party. From 1870, when the party was re
organized In Alabama, down to the pres
ent day the state platforms have coun
seled and advocated harmony. They
have drawn no lines between men who
differ as to the degrees of tariff protec
tion. There has been no demarcation as
to the hundreds of questions which have
come and gone, except the one over
shadowing question as to the rule of
state affairs by the white people. At
the last state convention It was question
able whether a majority of that conven
tion followed the lead of Mr. Cleveland
or not. Certainly the candidate for gov
ernor was not a follower of Mr. Cleve
land. The platform candidly and wisely
admitted that there were differences of
opinion among democrats as to the
money question, and henee no declara
tion was made on that subject. And to
leave no doubt as to the broad and liberal
spirit which pervaded the ranks of the
party the convention indorsed Senator
Morgan without regard to his views on
the currency.
The Advertiser and the Mobile Register
now contend that the policy v'hich pre
vailed two years ago shall be abandoned;
that in effect no such man as Governor
Oates shall be Indorsed and that no such
man as Mr. Pugh shall be tolerated.
With them It must be a light to the finish
—a slaughter of any and every man who
does not measure his vlewrs by the stand
ard of Mr. Cleveland.
Surely the democratic party Is not in a
condition to read out of its ranks such
men as Johnston, Pugh, Morgan, Pettus,
Cobb, Sandford, Pryor and the host of
the old guard who have fought a hun
dred battles for and not one .against de
We know of no paijty rule which au
thorizes the Advertiser to lay down a
platform other than that of 1894, and to
command all candidates, under threat
of Its displeasure, to obey its dictation.
The Advertiser and the Register are mu
tinous and need to be disciplined.
The Washington correspondent of the
New Orleans Times-Democrat says that
Hon. H. D. Money of Mississippi, one of
the most energetic members of the Mis
sissippi delegation, whose knowledge of
legislative matters, acquired by years of
experience, entitles his opinion to great
weight, believes that this congress will
do nothing that will be of any practical
benefit to the country. He expects to segc
a continuation of hard times, with a fur
ther bond issue at no distant It is
his opinion that Jdte^Jse;Wb']ican pro
gramme_wiUJig-fei put up the tariff on
\vool.mfcJ a Tew other articles, which will
result ultimately In a general overhaul
ing of the Wilson tariff law to such an
extent as to make It a brand new tariff
act. This will result in a presidential
veto and failure of the scheme, leaving
the country in the same predicament
that It now finds itself In the matter of
revenue. Colonel Money was the author
of the bill upon which congress took no
action at the last session, imposing an
additional tax of $1 a barrel on beer, and.
to this scheme he still adheres as the
surest, safest and quickest way, while
simple and harmless, of raising $33,000,
000 additional of revenue yearly. A
strong lobby, supported by a large num
ber ot western and northern members,
stands In the way of the execution of
the plan, and It Is Colonel Money's Idea
that it will be impossible to carry out
such legislation. This opinion of Colonel
Money is in keeping with the views of
other conservative members of the In
coming congress of both political parties,
and should make apparent the necessity
of increasing the tax on sugar in order
to obtain the required revenue with
which to meet the expenses of govern
In reply to the contention of the Mobile
Register that the demonetization of sli
ver has nothing to do with low prices
and falling markets we took occasion
lately to refer to the opinion of Profess
or Andrew on that subject. The Regis
ter did not appear to bow to the phlloso
•phy of the distinguished scholar whose
writings are so often quoted on Its side
of the question. Well, If the professor
will not do. we must refer our Mobile
contemporary to no less a light than Its
great financial leader, Senator John
Sherman, We publish below a letter
which will be found In the report of the
international monetary conference of
1878. It shows that even Senator Sher
man recognized the rise in the value of
gold and at that time understood the
"dangerous effect upon Industry" which
would be produced by the dropping of
silver from the volume of standard
All that bimetallists contend for can
he proved by the utterances of men who
are now regarded as wise financiers.
The truth which has been spoken by
them In the past still remains truth,
however far they may have wandered
from their original positions and what
ever may have been the cause of their
Those democrats who regard Senator
Sherman as a great financier may well
consider the letter written by him only
seventeen years ago. It confesses that
those who favored the gold standard did
not understand the situation and did not
anticipate the enormous effect of demon
etization. The letter reads as follows:
Treasury Department,
, July 15. 1878,
Dear Sir. To that part of your letter
of the 12th Instant In which you ask my
views of the matter confided in the mon
etary commission. I have some delicacy
In replying very fully. During the mon
etary conference fn Paris, when silver tn
our country was excluded from circula
tion by being undervalued, I was strong
ly in fuvor of the single standard of gold
and wrote a letter, which you will find
In the proceedings of that conference,
stating briefly my views. At that time
the wisest among us did not anticipate
the sudden fall of silver or the rise of
gold that has occurred. This uncertain
ty of the relation between the two metals
Is one of the chief arguments In favor of
a monometallic system, but other argu
ments, showing the dangerous effect
upon Industry by dropping one of the
precious metals from the standard of
value, outweigh In my mind all theoret
ical objections to the bimetallic system,
I am thoroughly convinced that If It
were possible for the leading commer
cial nations to tlx by agreement an arbi
trary relation between silver and gold,
even though the market value might
vary somewhat from time to tiirfe, it
would be a measure of the greatest good,
to at] nations. My earnest desire is that
you may succeed in doing this.
You are so well Informed upon1 the
subject that It Is not worth while for me
to enlarge upon it. The statements and
documents sent you by the director of the
mint will give in authentic form most of
the material facts which bear upon the
question, and your own Investigation on
the silver commission will, I am sure,
supply any deficiency. Very truly
W. S. Grosbeck, Esq., Cincinnati.
It Is probable that the contested elec
tion cases will be decided early In the
session of congress. This seems to be
the wish of Mr, Reed. Ordinarily the
determlr 'lion of the contests is post
poned until late in the session and oven
to the end of congress.
Those contests are a source of consid
erable expense, as both contestant and
contestee are each allowed $2000 for ex
penses. In the Fifty-fourth congress
these allowances will foot up about
$1,120,000. In case the sitting member
should be unseated he draws salary up
to the time of his ejection at the rate of
$5000 a year, and the successful candidate
draws his salary for the full term. It
has been the practice of the majority in
some congresses to put off the considera
tion of a case to the latter part of the
session, to give a contestant who may
have a weak claim a chance to draw as
much salary as possible. It is probable
that the elections committee will take up
the contests very soon after the organi
zation of the house.
Prom the returns of tax assessments
In this state for the current year it ap
pears that, after all conceivable drag-net
and inquisitorial contrivances to increase
taxable values have been resorted to and
exhausted, there is still a net falling off
In them for the whole state of nearly
$2,000,000. And this Is true, notwithstand
ing the valuations here In Jefferson coun
ty have been forced up above those of
last year $2,000,000 or more. These figures
set out in glaring light the Inequality
with which the burdens of state taxation
are thrown on the people of this county,
whose property for years has been rela
tively much overvalued. Any one who
will think must know that the property
In this county has not Increased in value
$2,000,000 In the last twelve months, While
all the other property in the state hai de
creased $4,000,000. Under existing finan
cial conditions values of everything else
than money, securities and fixed incomes
must shrink and shrivel everywhere as
inevitably as water flows down Ihlll.
They have fallen here, as well as Else
where throughout the state; and but for
the greater zeal of our publicans, or, the
"negligence of slackness o'f those in oilier
countt?S»thls fact, painfully clear toiour,
people. woiTM*-be equally so on the! as
There are now eleven cables across the
Atlantic, and in round numbers they
have cost $70,000,000.
In spite of the fact that the New York
Herald, and in a minor degree the New
York World, are doing what they can to
push the third term idea throughout the
country, the idea does not prosper. To
begin with, the New York Herald, which
was the first to take up and formally
launch the proposition, has always been
a free lance in politics; and the attitudes
which it strikes are as frequently repub
lican as they are democratic. An Idea
like this third term idea, emanating from
such an unreliable source, could not be
expected to find much favor with the de
mocracy of the country; and It has not,
in spite of the Herald’s noisy and stren
uous advocacy.—New Orleans Picayune.
Gold is being produced for 6 cents per
ounce in Colorado and not less than $600,
000 per month is being brought to day
light at that cost. Will the nice, cheer
ful Intrinsic value idiot please pipe up
again? It has been some time since we
heard that variety of chucklehead peep.
Come, speak up!—Denver Road.
an. naniauu » pusiLiun wim merence
to the presidential nomination is this:
He is a candidate if he can get the nom
ination; if he can’t get the nomination
he is not a candidate. Meanwhile, how
ever, he is in New York giving audiences
to-politicians and doing the best that he
knows how to get the vote of the Empire
State after Morton is dropped by the con
vention.—Richmond Dispatch, Dem.
Interviews with republican senators
and congressmen, scattered pretty gener
ally over the country, show a disposition
on their part to get quite giddy, if not
gay, at the coming session of congress,
most of them going so far as to advocate
the passage of a general tariff act upon
which, as Senator Thurston of Nebraska
says, they will be willing to go before
the country in the presidential campaign.
—Kansas City Times, Ind.
Whether Mr. Harrison gave any en
couragement or not to his New York
boomers that he would be a candidate
for the presidency, all his supporters here
at the Denison house conference Wednes
day took it for granted that he would
allow his name to go before the next na
tional republican convention for consid
eration. All pipe lines are being laid
conventtonward, and Messrs. Reed, Mc
Kinley et al. had better take action ac
cordingly.—Indianapolis Sentinel, Dem.
The cause of Cuba grows more popular
every day with our people, and when
congress meets they will be heard fhom
through their representatives. It is ciftl
cult to see how we can much longer dflay
at least the recognition of Cuba’s be llgr
erency Public opinion favors It, and t is
the right thing for our government to! do.
If the Cubans are defeated now, fend
butchered without regard to age or pex,
we cannot be held entirely guiltless.—
Atlanta Constitution, Dem.
The following prisoners senterjced
during the recent session of the clrtuit
court were carried to Pratt mines a
few days since: Will Holmes, Elic Poe,
Edward Cobb, Henry Pointer, Robert
Houston, colored, Bird Bush, colofed.
Probably never before In this county has
It occurred that twice ns many white
men as negroes have been sent to ;the
chain gang from a session of the clrtuit
court.—Jacksonville Republican
Shrinkage of Currency and Hard Times.
Philadelphia Item.
The circulation statement issued by the
treasury shows the amount of all kinds
of money in circulation in September ag
gregated $1,585,593,509, a decrease from
August of $17,989,519, a decrease of $69,
445,473 since October 1, 1894. The circula
tion per capita on October 1 was $22.47,
based on an estimated population of 70,
253,0i)0. How can the country ever get
prosperous under such conditions? It is
shameful. >■
The cherished hope of the people. | The pampered pet of patricians.
Or Even Your Old Linen Done Over as
G-R-E-E-N-B- A-C-K-S,
All have an equal value with us—that value one hundred cents’ worth o’t first-class, well-made
We are not offering you Two Dollars’ worth of goods for 81 in money, but wo are in position to
come nearer doing so than the man who tells you he does. Step in and look at our crowded house.
Four floors stocked full of choice goods—the beet on the market- It la an old tale, but Beeing is proof
positive, and that is one reason for offering the UNAPPROACHABLE VALUES.
This season’s stock has never bet>n equaled and the variety of beautiful designs unsurpassed.
With the approach of Christmas we want to remind you of the advisability of making an early selec
tion. We will place it cside for you. g&~5pecl&l attention to mall orders.
Getting Lonesome.
The Advertiser must be getting lone
some in Its crusade against Captain
Johnston.—Evergreen Courant.
Not on Undivided. Support.
The Mobile Register is not now sup
porting Governor Oates for re-election—
nothing to speak of.—Monroe Journal.
Eufaiila Tjiaes-for. JMiaaifln. _ _
lVe—are for Johnston and harmony If
Johnston will give It to us. Now then,
captain, step up and give us some of it.—
Eufauia Times.
Going to Have It.
And we ought to have harmony. We
need it. Most of all for four months we
need some silence, some dear, golden si
lence.—Eufauia Times.
The Governor Has Made Friends.
Governor Oates has made many friends
by refusing to be forced Into the race
for governor by the Montgomery Adver
tiser.—Jacksonville Republican.
Why “Bring In Another HossP”
If harmony is the object of the goldites
why "bring In another hoss." It is be
lieved that Captain Johnston can har
monize the party, and he is In the race
to a finish.—Clayton Courier.
Fayette Sentinel Changes Hands.
Messrs. Joe W. and Goode H. Toung
have purchased the Fayette Sentinel.
They state in their salutatory that the
politics of the Sentinel “will be demo
cratic In the future as in the past.”
Skaggs Perfectly Serene.
While the band plays and the row
proceeds between Kolb and Bowman,
W. H. Skaggs stands by with folded
arms, takes in the music and says that he
is strictly out of politics.—Jacksonville
Refuses to Dance to the Music.
Governor Oates would not dance to the
music of the fiddle of the average post
office editor. Therefore Governor Oates
Is a wicked man, and is no longer in it
with the rule, or ruin crowd.—Montgom
ery Journal.
The Advertiser Should Look After Him.
It Is said that Governor Atkinson of
Georgia prefers going to the United
States senate to serving a second term
as governor. Would it not be well for
the Montgomery Advertiser to look after
him?—Jacksonville Republican.
How Alabama Democracy May Be Bolidifled
With a 16 to 1 free silver man in the
governor's chair and another on the same
line elected next year by the legislature
for the United States senate, Alabama
will still remain one of the unterrlfled
democratic states.—Clayton Courier.
The People Will Speak.
The newspapers are trying to make the
nomination for governor, but it is very
probable the people will have a hand in
it next year. It is evident at this time
that they have already made up their
minds what they will do. All eyes are
turned toward Joe Johnston.—Montgom
ery Journal.
Had the Opportunity.
When an administration starts in by
hauling down the flag, as Cleveland did
at Hawaii, It is natural that disasters
should follow. No administration has
had grander opportunities to capture
the hearts of the people, and none has
made a more dismal failure of it.—Ox
ford Enterprise.
No Candidate Yet.
Up to date the Mobile Register and
Montgomery Advertiser have been un
successful In their efforts to secure an
“administration candidate” for governor
of Alabama. We suggest that they unite
In a call on that Indiana man who. we
are told. Is possessed with the idea that
Grover Cleveland is God.—Sheffield
The Negroes Demand Recognition.
The negroes will demand recognition
as soon as congress assembles by asking
that one of their race be elected chaplain
of the house. As the prayers of the
white preachers have so far failed to
reach the throne of grace, we would like
to see the colored brother test the effi
cacy of hts crude but none the less fer
I vent petition.—Sheffield Standard.
Here With Both Feet.
The Oxford Enterprise says “Johnston
Is coming.” Too late, neighbor; he is
here with both feet, and to stay!—Talla
dega Reporter.
e * •
Wanted—Somebody, anybody, to run
for governor against Joe Johnston. For
conditions and rewards apply to the
Montgomery Advertiser.—1Talladega Re
’ porter.
* • *
Johnston Stock Rising.
Joe Johnston stock has been rising In
the political market steadily every day
in the week since his formal announce
ment for governor. We advocate his
nomination because he is a live, progres
sive, up-to-date man, who honestly de
sires the elevation and advancement of
the great mass of the people of Alabama.
• * *
Should Represent the People.
The people of Alabama should demand
that the men who are nominated by the
democratic party to till the important
positions within their gift—such as state
officers, senators and congressmen—
should represent their interests and th^lr
sentiments. Mensures, not men, should
be the motto of the party. We need men.
in office competent, progressive and In
sympathy with the struggling masses.
• • •
Borne Mutton-Headed Editors.
The Advertiser thought all the trouble
would bo settled by a quiet renomlna
tlon of Governor Oates, who had stated
that he would accept it.—Montgomery
Governor Oates, in his recent letter to
the Sta.te Herald, said there are some
“mutton-head” editors in Alabama.—
Sheffield Standard.
* * *
Suggests a Ticket.
The Leighton, Colbert county, News,
a pronounced gold bug paper, makes the
following suggestion:
Governor Oates for the senate and
Capt. Joseph F. Johnston for governor
is a ticket which should satisfy every
good democrat in the state who is hun
gering and thirsting for the welfare of
the party.
* » *
NOtin Favor of a Compromise.
The Times is not in favor of any com
promise between Alabama politicians
that involves the election to any high
and important office of any man who
does not represent the honest sentiment
of the people. Public office was not cre
ated for aspiring politicians, and we
know of no reason why the wishes of thej
people should be sacrifloed in order to
place this or that politician, however
prominent, into position.—Florence
* * *
Will Make a Good Executive.
The democracy of Alabama will not
consult Mr. Cleveland’s wishes In nom
inating a candidate for governor. We
want a man who has the ability to man
age our domestic affairs in a business
like manner, and Joseph F. Johnston
possesses all the essential qualifications.
The fact that he does not believe Mr.
Cleveland Is God will In nowise Impair
his usefulness as the chief executive of
this great state.—Sheffield Standard.
• * •
Distressed About the Governor.
Governor Oates has Incurred- the en
mity of the Aahville Aegis. Governor
Oates ought not to have done It, but he
did. nr.d he must take the consequences.
The Aegis declares that “Governor Oates’
Interpretation of the present administra
tion Is not that of the democratic press
of the state, nor of any other state. The
Aegis has read Mr. Cleveland differently
and so has all the non-partisan demo
cratic press ot the country."—Montgom
ery Journal.
• • *
Johnston Will Never Straddle.
Captain Johnston for years has la
bored unceasingly for the ascendancy of
the dempcratlc party In Alabama, and
has been where disruption might have
followed had he played Cataline to the
party. Guided by unquestioned ability
and honesty, he has suborned on every
occasion his just claims to recognition,
and if he shall he rewarded even by a
Kentucky si raddle we shan’t kick over
the dashboard about It, hut walk up and;
deposit a “Solid democratic vote for the
combination.—Geneva County Citizen.
* * *
Spank Him, Grandma.
Captain Johnston derervefe the nomina
tion; he will be nominated for governor
of Alabama by the next state conven
tion and he will be elected governor of
Alabama by the old-time democratic
majority. Our readers will rejoice in
Captain Johnston’s candidacy for gov
ernor, and to the old Stonewall democ
racy his candidacy Is recommended.—
Wilcox Progress.
Grandma should Immediately proceed
to spank this obstreperous youngster for
his audacity in supporting a fhan whom
the old lady hates.—Talladega News-Re
porter. •' i
The State Herald jumps on the Reg
ister thus:
"When you print the cat stories of
Jelks & Co. and the diatribes of the Ad
vertiser you have not exhausted the
press of Alabama by 150 papers or more.”
The Register, we presume, is only
printing the cream of the state press.—
Eufaula Times.
The members of the state press would
have recognized the source of the above
had it not been credited. What a pity
so much of the "cream of the state
press” Is concentrated in the office of the
Eufaula Times and not generally dis
tributed (?). Indeed what a modern Jack
Horner the state press can boast of.
• • •
Postoffice Organs Distressed.
Says the Montgomery Journel: "The
poslofflce organs were sorely distressed
— ——
Are just as warm in ,
winter as they are cool
the summer—if you hi
the right kind.
At our new assortment a
you will no doubt bi
They are pretty, styl
and comfortable.
jz. ROGAN & CO.
lest Johnston should become a candidate
against Governor Oates and have a repe
tition of the Oates-Johnston campaign of
1894. They then decided Johnston’s can
didacy in the interest of harmony. Now
that Johnston Is the only candidate for
governor, they are worrying themselves
almost to death to get out a candidate
to have a repetition of that heated cam
paign of 1894. which they were a while
back so much deploring.”
* * •
Twenty to One for Johnston.
The editor of the Evergreen Courant,
after making a personal canvass of the
county, finds that Conecuh stands 20 to 1
for free silver, with Joe Johnston as the
favorite steed for the gubernatorial race.
• • *
They Are Not That Class.
The talk of a trade between Governor
Oates and Captain Johnston Is all bosh.
They are not that class of men.—Jack
sunvllle Republican.
Highest Honors—World’s Fair*
A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Pre*
'.tom Ammonia, Alum or any other adulterant.

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