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Entered at the postoffice at Birmingham,
Ala., as second-class matter.
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ing, New York; Western Business Office, 609
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1806. THE STATE HERALD. 1806.
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The Slate Herald management, appre
ciating the very liberal encouragement
extended to the paper by the people o(
Alabama and other states, and especially
grateful to the business men of Dirming
ham for their very liberal support during
this season, hereby announces a reduc
tion of the subscription price of the Daily
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per annum, delivered free by mail or by
Thus the State Herald becomes the
only daily morning newspaper in Ala
bama which meets the demand of mod
ern journalism, placing itself in easy
t each of every reading man, woman and
child in the state.
This reduction in subscription price
does not mean a decline In the general
excellence of the State Herald. It is the
purpose of the management to steadily
improve the paper in every department
and make it invaluable as a daily visitor
to Alabama homes and business offices.
In announcing this reduction the State
Herald, which already enjoys the largest
circulation of any newspaper In Alaba
• ma. confidently expects a large increase
in its number of readers, at home and
abroad, because we realise that Ala
bamians are an appreciative people, who
always respond liberally to the Invitation
of enterprise and progress.
This reduction in price carries with It.
the necessity for a strictly cash system
in the subscription department. There
fore our patrons will be expected to pay
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rent rale of exchange. Address.
Birmingham. Ala.
Japan is sending her manufactured
wares to our Pacific coast in such quan
tity and with such cheapness as to alarm
the domestic manufacturers of that sec
tion Senator Stewart called the attention
of the senate a few days ago to the fact
that an American agent of a large Jap
anese importing house, in the period of a
few weeks, in San Francisco, took orders
for $500,000 worth of goods consisting of
buttons, matches, upholstered furniture
and many other kinds of merchandise
and manufactured articles. As a sam
ple of the prices, the buttons were sold
for one-tenth the price of the American
make, and the Diamond Match company
prefers to buy and resell all the matches,
so great is the difference between the
American and the Japanese article in
cost. Senator Stewart says the Japs can
Import bicycles and sell them for one
sixth of the price of the American wheel.
This Invasion of the cheap wares of
Japan presents a very grave feature.
It is a formidable enemy to our home
labor, and yet, if we stand by the doc
trine that markets should be free to all
the world, it is hard to find a solution
for the problem. What Is happening in
California will happen all along our Gulf
states so soon as the Nicaragua canal is
opened, and Galveston. Mobile, Birming
ham. New Orleans and all the cities of
this section will have importations direct
from China and Japan. To pay for them
we will send out our cotton, and the Ori
ent will very soon demand a crop of 20,
000,000 of bales. Instead of buying goods
from Europe, we will buy them from the
Asiatic countries; and the United States,
instead of facing to the golden east, will
face to the sliver west.
Senator Stewart may as well under
stand at once that our people will not im
pose prohibitive duties to keep Japanese
cheap goods out of this country.
A live, wide-awake daily newspaper,
will rilled with miscellaneous reading
matter—local, editorial, social and busi
ness, supplemented by column after col
umn of business announcements of bus
iness men—truly reflects the condition of
u community. The State Herald this
morning presents a true picture of the
Christmas season in Birmingham. "What
Is it but a map of busy life; its fluctua
tions and vast concerns?"
Peace An earth and good will to man
Is the spirit that should control men and
nations. The teachings of Christ are
worthy of all consideration, especially
during these holidays when we bow in
adoration to the will of God. In the
presence of impending national troubles
it is our duty as one of the great family
of civilised nations to obey the precepts
of the great Master that spoke as no man
before or since has ever spoken. Ques
tions of dispute between nations should
not be decided by force. The commerce
of the world is such that when battle is
made the umpire there is vast suffering
among the people. Fortunes are swept
away, men are slain, homes are
lost, food is snatched from the
lips of the poor, and all the or
dinary course of labor and life is inter
rupted and destroyed. It is necessary
that the rights of nations and of men
should be observed, and that usurpation
and oppression should be rebuked and
stayed, but surely in this era of civiliza
tion and enlightenment there must be a
way of deciding international disputes
other than by a resort to arms. War is
barbarous. It settles no moral question,
and its verdict has no weight with his
In this matter with Great Britain we
are brought face to face with the anom
alous fact that it was that power which,
for her own purposes, dictated the Mon
roe doctrine. Mr. Canning, the premier
of Great Britain, was actually the author
of that doctrine as a defense against the
so-called holy alliance. In 1823, when
Great Britain wished to prevent the en
croachment of European power on the
American continent, it not only sup
ported the Monroe doctrine, but invented
the doctrine in order to be able to sup
port It.
In 1895, when Great Britain wishes to
do the encroaching, it repudiates the
doctrine which it invented, and declares
that the dangers it sought to> avert "have
no relation to the state of things in which
we live at the present day.”
This is no uncommon phenomenon. It
should surprise no one to find England
equally ready in repudiating a principle
when it Is unprofitable and in creating
one w lien me occasion seems iu ttui rur
it. It should, however, be a matter of
surprise If Americans should allow them
selves to be made the convenient cat's
paw for this juggling with a question
of international right and wrong.
While the people of the United States
are undoubtedly right in denying the
claim of a European power to define for
itself the boundary between its own ter
ritory and that of a weaker power on this
continent, and in asserting the rigth of
arbitration, it is due to ourselves to
maintain the pretension which we have
advanced without passion or arrogance.
We want peace and will do all in our
power to preserve peace, but we are not
unmindful of the fact recalled by those
days that commemorate the life of our
Saviour that the Apostle Peter drew his
sword and cut off the ear of the servant
of the high priest. “Put up thy sword,”
said the Lord, “those who draw the
sword shall perish by the sword.” It is
not on record that Peter was rebuked
for his violence. Our Saviour simply
warned him and the religious world,
whose keys the apostles were to hold,
that in the maintenance of right those
who draw the sword are liable to suffer
by the sword.
It is gratifying to know that no opposi
tion will be made by the Louisville and
Nashville Railroad company to the pay
ment of the special school tax. Col. J. M. 1
Faikner, the very able and efficient attor
ney of that road, has advised the pay
ment of the tax without regard to the
legal questions that might arise as to its
constitutionality. This action of Colonel
Faikner is deserving of praise. It indi
cates a most liberal spirit on the part
of that great corporation as respects the
local interests of Birmingham. It is not
forgotten that this company paid a tax
of similar character in the case of the
Cullman public schools, and although
that tax was subsequently declared un
constitutional the public school building
at Cullman stands a monument to the
liberality of the Louisville and Nash
ville Railroad company. Many of our
best lawyers hold that the school tax for'
tills city is entirely unconstitutional, but
at the same time it is a matter of con
gratulation that no effort has been made
to' test it. The generous course of the
Louisville and Nashville, under the ad
vice of Colonel Faikner, is worthy of the
imitation of the other corporations, who
are assessed considerable taxes under the
school law. In this connection we desire
to express to Colonel Faikner the friendly
feeling entertained for him by the peo
ple of Birmingham. While he is an earn
est and laborious attorney for his road,
he Is at the same time one of the truest
citizens of Alabama.
The Raleigh (N. C.) News and Observer
recounts the following interesting inci
dent, which occurred in the office of the
late Judge Thurman;
•'After the disaster that befell the par
ty in the Greeley campaign the discour
agement and disgust were such that dis
ruption seemed imminent. In Ohio a
movement to declare the democratic par
ty officially dead and to build another
party with a new name took shape. There
was a meeting of prominent democrats,
who were ready to launch the new party,
but before making the formal announce
ment it was decided to send a committee
to see Judge Thurman and to secure his
co-operation. He received the committee
in his little unpretentious 10x12 office,
heard t’i m patiently and after they had
finished .icir long statements, arguments
and predictions the old Roman sat for
a while apparently lost in deep reflec
tion. When he came to make known his
position he did not reply to anything that
had been urged, but dismissed the sub
ject and the committee with'this reply;
•Gentlemen, this room is too d-d small
to break up the democratic party in.’ The
delegation was offended, withdrew,
launched their new party and saw it die
like a flower wilts in the sun.
‘•Four years later the democratic party
elected a president and carried the house
of representatives by an immense major
ity, justifying the wisdom of Mr. Thur
man’s memorable reply.”
One able re
pu'„licans in the state of Maryland is
Charles J. Bonaparte, possibly the next
senator from the Terrapin stntp. He is
president of the Civil Service Reform as
sociation, and is known all over the coun
try as one of the ablest and most faith
ful advocates of the merit system for a
series of years past. Mr. Bonaparte is
a grandnephew of Napoleon, and has a
Napoleonic head and distinguished ap
pearance. He is a master of analytical
arguments and has tremendous powers
of sarcastic eloquence. One watches
Mr. Bonaparte in a controversy with the
keen interest with which he would watch
a skillful master of the sword or tapiet.
He is active in all good work, very char
itable, and a polished gentleman.
The Minnesota members of congress
are working to get legislation which \\11H
allow the opening to setlers of great
tracts in the Red Bake Indian reserva
tion in that state. It is expected that
1,000,000 acres of agricultural lands will
be opened early in the spring.
It is said that eastern brewers secretly
favor a $1 increase in the tax per barrel,
thinking that as the cost must come out
of the manufacturers the western brew
ers cannot then afford to ship so much
of their product east.
If we have a war with Great Britain
the currency question will go over for
awhile. The evaporation of the gold re
serve would be so swift as to make the
heads of the Advertiser and the Register
Of Course It Has.
Has the Kvening News heard that
Capt. Joe Johnston "is a-comingV"—In
* • *
A Good Idea.
Birmingham is discussing a mardi gras
carnival this winter. It is a good idea.—
Wilcox Progress.
• * •
Getting Ready.
Birmingham is makink extensive
preparations for mardi gras festivities
to be held in February.—Marion Stand
* • *
Almost Unanimous.
The state press almost unanimously
indorses Capt. Joseph F. Johnston for
governor. So mote it be.—The Bolton In
• • •
Time to Hide Out.
The Montgomery PostofTlce ought to
let the Birmingham State Herald and
Captain Johnston alone during these war
times. It is time for the PostofTlce to
get under cover.—Montgomery Journal.
• • •
Should Meet.
Our state democratic executive com
mittee should meet as soon as possible
and submit some definit" and uniform
plan to govern the party throughout the
state in the coming primary elections—
Marion Standard.
* * •
To the Point.
The Mobile Register, in its solicitude
for the populists and its rage at John
ston, says: “The populists have no use
that kind of a man.” Is the Register
trying to select a candidate for the popu
lists or the democrats?—Sheffield Reap
• * *
True and Tried Democrat.
We are for Johnston for governor be
cause we believe, his nomination would
come nearer reuniting the party than
that of any other man, and because he
is a true and tried democrat after our
own way of thinking.—Cuba Banner.
• * *
Reasons Galore.
As matters now stand, the Journal
favors Captain Johnston for governor
for twenty valid reasons: He would
make a good, safe governor; he deserves
it; we like him; the other seventeen rea
sons it is not necessary now to mention.
—Fort Payne Journal.
* * •
We Shall Know.
The Montgomery Journal la after the
State Hennld with a sharp stick for
showing signs of weakness. The State
Herald may be only getting fresh wind
to make the fur fly more furiously. Any
way, we shall know as soon as the circu
lar pressed candidate materializes.—
Sheffield Reaper.
• • •
He Understands the Situation.
The Eufatlla Times declares its prefer
ence for governor In no uncertain lan
"Captain Johnston understands the
situation, and the Times is for the cap
tain and harmony.”
• • »
Want Somebody Bad.
A labored effort is being brought to
bear on Congressman R. H. Clarke of
Mobile to enter the race for governor.
Calls have also been made asking a num
ber of others to enter the race, among
whom are Hector D. Lane of Limestone,
Editor Jesse Brown of Jackson and Ed
itor A. H. Kellar of Colbert.—Gunters
ville Democrat.
* * *
Fully Able to Stand Alone.
Captain Johnston’s "boom” for gov
ernor, though not yet grown, has whis
kers and is fully able to stand alone.
That it is giving certain parties great
concern is an evidence that it is backed
by a very strong following. The most
respectable "boom” yet gotten up for an
opposition candidate is that of Con
gressman Clarke.—Randolph Leader.
• • *
Johnston and Harmony.
Captain Johnston, or captain any
body else, if nominated by the democrat
ic convention should receive the hearty
support of every democrat in the state.—
Edwardsville Standard News.
Speak out, Bro. Hurst. Harmony is
what we want in the party, and Captain
Joe and harmony will carry us to victory.
Don’t you think so?—Cleburne New Era.
• « •
Favors Harmony.
The Montgomery Journal says: “It is
going to take the combined effort of
sound money and free silver democrats
of Alabama to defeat the republican
populist combination next year. It is
perfect folly to ignore this fact and it is
almost criminal for democrats to con
tinue to keep up strife and bitterness in
their already depleted ranks. Let's have
harmony and thus save the party from
defeat at the polls next year."—Gurley
« « •
Sowing Tares. ,
Says tfie Lighton News:
"If the ultra goldbug press of the state
would only stop and think for a few min
utes each day of the tares they are sow
ing in advocating some other man than
Captain Johnston for governor, they
would heal up all past differences in the
the party and at the same time sacrifice
neither principal nor honor In so doingl
Captain Johnston has the great mass of
the .people with and for him, which wilj
keep growing as sure as the run rises in
the east and sets in the west.”
* * •
Have No Argument.
The Montgomery Advertiser and Mo
bile Register are using all their power ofl
ridicule and sarcasm (they can present
no arguments) to get the masses of the
democratic party to follow their lead in
their fanatical and unreasonable opposi
tion to Captain Johnston’s nomination
for governor, but we see that most of the
weekly press of the state refuse to obey
their dictation and are supporting Cap
tain Johnston with a commendable en
thusiasm. This Is encouraging, for. In
the language of another and more able
pen, “the country press is the salt of thd
earth and is doing more in the cause
of liberty than all the big dailies can de
stroy."—The News-Press.
• • •
Have Not Grown Deafening
Somehow or somehow else, those clam
OUR.. ^
India Seat Rattan Rocker
Cobbler Seat Rocker.
Comfort Rooker.
Sewing Rocker.
Iron Bed.
Brass Bed.
Fancy Work Basket.
Sofa Pillow.
Baby Coach.
Fur Rug.
Sleepy Hollow Chair.
Heather Couch.
Folding Bed.
Fancy Table.
Dressing Table.
Hall Tree.
Curtain Poles.
Art Square.
Dining Table.
China Cabinet.
Roman Chair.
Chamber Suit.
Book Case.
Hadies Desk.
Office Desk and Chair.
Music Rack.
Carpet Sweeper.
Parlor Suit.
Corner Chair.
Onyx Table.
Turkish Rocker.
Tea Table.
Medicine Chest.
One In
Of the Purchasing
Advantages Christmas Gifts
Which a person has who makes a pur
chase at our store lies in the very ex
tensive variety offered for choice. Take. .
ap an instance, Rocking Chairs. We
have about 400 designs shown on our
floors. The same in Chamber Suits, Par
lor and Dining Room Sets. These have
been gathered from every source whence
good furniture comes. The past week
brought us several shipments from
Grand Rapids factories, the very cream
of their season's products; also, two from
New York’s best factories, and three of
the finest sent from Chicago.
The above holds good throughout our
entire stock of
Hundreds of styles to select from at
all prices, from the very cheapest.
Come early and avoid
the rush.
Get the benefit of the
choicest selection of Xmas
goods in the State.
orous demands for Hon. Richard H.
Clarke to set aside his extreme disincli
nation and enter the field (nominally to
save the party, but actually for the sole
purpose of trying to defeat Captain
Johnston, at the imperious bidding of the
Montogmery Advertiser and a few oth
ers) have not yet grown so deafening in
their vigor as to seriously effect the dem
ocratic tympanum. They seem to mate
rialize a little slowly, albeit blank peti
tions were thrown rather broadcast. Per
haps they are germinating. Perhaps
they will come along with the dogwood
blossom, when the trout again leapeth
to catch the fly!—Huntsville Argus.
• * •
The Signal for an Open Fight.
Says the Tuskaloosa Gazette:
‘‘The Hon. Richard H. Clarke is get
ting a good many calls from the sound
money press from different parts of
the state, and the indications are that
he will stand for the democratic nomina
tion for governor. This will, of course,
be the signal for an open fight in the par
ty, which will result in weakening the
lines, it matters not who is placed at
the head of the ticket, and those who
have been 'spiling' for a tight within the
party to strengthen it will discover that
the fight is on to the bitter end and a
fight to destruction.”
• • •
Preparing for a Stormy Fight
Says the Sumter County Sun:
"The combination of pops and rads
are preparing for a strong fight in Ala
bama next year. Dr. Moseley, in an in
terview in the Washington Post, says
the two parties will Join hands and vote
the same ticket in an endeavor to over
throw democracy. Therefore it behooves
the party to make no mistake in the se
lection of its nominees, but put out the
strongest and best men. Which could
secure the greatest number of doubtful
votes, Captain Johnston or Mr. Clarke?
Which could best restore harmony with
in the ranks of the party? Which would
make the best governor, and is best pre
pared to handle the million dollar deficit
that must soon be met? There can be
but one answer to these questions—Cap
tain Johnston."
A Living Sacrifice.
This is what the Sumter County Sun
thinks the Montgomery Advertiser has
convinced Mr. Clarke is his duty to the
"Congressman Dick Clarke, the 'blue
eyed boy of destiny,’ visited Montgomery
last week, and the ‘slate-maker’ (Adver
tiser) has about convinced him that it is
his ’duty’ to offer himself a ‘living sac
rifice’ as a goldbug candidate for gov
ernor. Of course Hon. Wash Taylor's
announcement as a candidate for con
gress In the First district several days
previous had nothing to do with his visit,
Mr. Clarke hasn't publicly announced,
but it will be a small matter for the
goldbug press to convince him that it is
his ’duty' to enter the lists against Capt.
Joseph F. Johnston and thus save the
state from falling into the hands of the
‘blarsted’ silverloons.
"Mr. Clarke's announcement as a can
didate for governor will be looked for
and received with much satisfaction by
those democrats that still cling to the
faith of Jefferson and Jackson. Surely
If we cannot defeat him with such a
standard-bearer as Captain Johnston our
cause is indeed weak, and we have great
ly underestimated the strength of the
worshipers at the ‘golden shrine.’ ’’
• » •
Governor Jones and the Advertiser.
The Montgomery Journal refreshes
the memory of the Advertiser;
"The Montgomery Whangdoodle,
which is not now pining for its first
born,’ but rather for a new offspring, a
foetus that hasn’t determined its sex,
boldly and with cheek aforethought, Sat
urday says:
“ 'Our contemporary at Birmingham,
which w’hines at being goaded by the Ad
vertiser and has made the ruinous mis
take of losing its temper, says that the
Advertiser’s editorials have become the
laughing stock of the people of Alabama.
Maybe, but they haven’t been reckoned
so tough t!»a•- it has had to repudiate
them as ru ■*•<<*» (0 those it supports.’
"The Journal's morning neighbor
seems to have a wretched memory. It
was only a short while ago when it had a
local candidate for governor. While it
may not have ‘repudiated’ its own utter
ances as being ’so tough as to be ruinous
to those it supports,’ it had frequent oc
casion to declare, just as ths State Her
ald has recently declared, that Governor
Jones was not ‘responsible for the Ad
vertiser’s policy or its utterances,’ and It
will be recalled that If It itself did not
repudiate them, Governor Jones practl- I
cally did on more than one occasion. It
will also be recalled that General Shelley
had to give it very explicit orders during
the memorable presidential campaign of
1892, when the electoral ticket was In
such grave doubt and uncertainty, In
which it was made as mild as a cooing
dove during the contest; and more re
cently, though the fact was not generally
known. Governor Oates had to give it
some very plain advice as to his political
campaign, or rather campaigns. So, it
would seem, the Montgomery Whang
doodle, with its past remarkable record
for want of political sense, Judgment and
discretion, is not in a position to hurl
stones at the State Herald, or any other
• * •
Signs More Harmonic.
Says the Huntsville Argus:
"All of the party signs are growing
more and more harmonic. Accordingly
do they more and more signify Governor
« • •
Just a Few Sattellites.
The Evergreen Courant says;
"A few satellites of the Montgomery
Advertiser and Mobile Register are yet
whooping up Dick Clarke for governor,
but Dick is still shaky.”
m * •
Another Venezuelan Question.
Our gold standard brethren are per
fectly willing to “harmonize" by the un
conditional surrender of Joe Johnston
and his friends to Dick Clarke and his
friends, with a cartel that any other
democrat than Dick aspiring to the gov
ernorship shall be lynched by the two
factions. Here is another Venezuelan
question—arbitrate or fight! We are for
the Monroe doctrine and against British
gold and greed. On with the dance!—
Selma Times. '“>
System of Favoritism.
Says the Brewton Standard-Gauge:
"The Advertiser says the party is un
der no obligation to Captain Johnston
for the work he has done for it during
many years past; that the captain is ful
ly repaid for the same by the boom he
has gotten up for himself while he was
working for the party. That may be
true—that the debt on the one hand has
been exactly balanced by the advantage
gained on the other—we will leave it to
the fine discerning power of the Adver
tiser to state that the account stands
exactly balanced. However, this fact
is patent that politics with the esteemed
Advertiser is but a system of favoritism,
rewards and punishments. If Captain
Johnston’s account is square why is he
not in good condition to run for office?"
• • •
No Division.
“The State Herald does not believe
there will be any acute division on the
tinancial question in the next state con
vention. There will of course be a decla
ration voicing the sentiments of the ma
jority of that body, and recognizing the
fact that there are honest differences.
Captain Johnston has a very large fol
lowing who do not agree with him in his
currency views.”
The above extract from an editorial in
the Stale Herald of last Sunday is sig
nificant. The State Herald is the most
pronouncejl free silver paper In the state,
but it is also a democratic paper, and it
realizes that there must be no discord
in the party at this time. The State
Herald is very close to Captain John
ston. It has been charged as being Cap
tain Johnston’s organ. That is probably,
not true, but there can be no doubt but
that the State Herald is in a position to
speak with authority concerning the In
tentions of the advocates of silver in Ala
There are certainly honest differences
amongst Alabama democrats upon the
financial question. These differences
should not be allowed to interfere with
party success, and the Herald trusts that
the State Herald knows what it is talk
ing about when it says. "There will be
no acute division on the financial ques
tion in the next state convention.’’—Flor
ence Herald.
• • •
Bob Moseley and Wnllaoe Screws.
The Marengo Democrat draws a com
"This name, which has been familiar
to every intelligent citizen of our county
for the past fifteen years. Is now being
urged as the administration candidate
for governor. Mr. Clarke is an able law
yer and an intelligent citizen, as no one
who would do him justice would attempt
to deny. But when he says that he will
stand for the nomination for governor ’if
the conditions of the country demand it’
we think that under the present sur
roundings and conditions his utterance
is unfortunate, because there is and has
been a fight made in our grand old state
for the restoration of the true princi
ples of democracy, and this has been
opposed by such Journals as the Adver
tiser and the Register and by such men
as Bob Moseley and Wallace Screws,
No such conditions could possibly arise
except as to inculcate the doctrines of
Cleveland and Sherman, and bring per
petual strife and division among the
white people of Alabama, for it is a
well known fact that harmony prevails
in Mississippi and South Carolina, where
the party has remained true to her prin
ciples and has not been led off bv the
high priests of the golden calf. Hence
we think it would be extremely unfor
tunate should Mr. Clarke ever consent
to be made a tool of by the free-bootors
of democracy, and we trust that he w’ill
ponder well before acting.”
SUSPENDERS—Silver Buckles.
Handsome New Depot and an Eloquent
New Preacher.
Cottondale, Dec. 20.—(Special Corre
spondence.)—The new depot building at
this place by the enterprising Alabama
Great Southern Railroad company is rap
idly nearing completion. It will be a
neat and substantial building and cost
$3000. Although this has been a regular
station for years, and regarded as a
strong shipping point, this Is the first de
pot ever built in the town. It will cer
tainly be a groat convenience to
the traveling public, and J. C. Patter
son, the popular agent, will appreciate
his comfortable and elegant quarters.
The people of our little city are ex
pectant of a grand and glorious revival
in religious circles soon. Rev. ,T. W. Nor
ton, Ph. D., who for the last year has
been agent for the Athens Female col
lege. has been appointed pastor In charge
of the Methodist church of Cottondale.
Mr. Norton is a man of exceptional intel
lectual endowments, an excellent pas
tor and a consecrated Christian gentle
man. He has preached one sermon here,
which was sufficient to inspire confi
dence In him as a man of great literary
attainments and oratorical powers.
This issue of the State Herald contains
twenty-four pages—one hundred and for
ty-four (144) columns. See tlftt the car
rier or newsboy delivers to you the full
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