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Entered at the postoffice at Birmingham,
Ala., as second-class matter.
Eastern Business Office, 4S 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 j
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 be-written on only one
side of the sheet.
Business Office. 230
Editorial Rooms.r.231
All calls after D o’clock p. m. should be
sent to the Editorial Rooms.__
1896. THE STATE HERALD. 1896.
Subscription Price of the Daily Reduced to
Six ($0) Dolliuys Per Annum.
The State Herald management, appre
ciating the very liberal encouragement
extended to the paper by the people of
Alabama anii other states, and especially
grateful to the business men of Birming
ham for their very liberal support during
this season, hereby announces a reduc
tion of the subscription price of the Daily
State Herald for 1896 to six ($6) dollars
per annum, delivered free by mail or by
Thus the State Herald becomes the
only daily morning newspaper in Ala
bama which meets the demand of mod
ern journalism, placing itself in easy
reach of every reading man, woman and
child in the state.
This reduction in subscription price
does not mean a decline In the general
excellence of the State Herald. It is the
purpose of the management to steadily
improve the paper in every department
and make It invaluable as a dally visitor
to Alabama homes and business offices.
In announcing this reduction the State
Herald, which already enjoys the largest
circulation of any newspaper In Alaba
ma, confidently expects a large increase
in Its number of readers, at home and
abroad, because we realize that Ala
bamians are an appreciative people, who
always respond liberally to the Invitation
of enterprise and progress.
This reduction in price carries with it
the necessity for a strictly cash system
in the subscription department. There
fore our patrons will be expected to pay
monthly, quarterly, semi-annually'or an
nually In advance, and will not become
offended when cut from the list for delin
Our rates for 1896 are ns follows:
Daily State Herald, per month.$ 50
Daily State Herald, per quarter. 1 50
Daily State Herald, per annum. G 00
Sunday State Herald alone, per an
num. 2 00
Weekly State Herald, per annum_ 1 00
Remittances can be made by express,
postoffice money order or drafts at cur
rent rate of exchange. Address,
| Birmingham, Ala.
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It is said that the war department,
through General Miles, will ask congress
Sn a few days for authority to equip
the reserve force militia of 100,000 men
with Springfield rifles. This is the old
army weapon, which lias recently been
discarded for the*Krag-Jorgensen maga
zine rifle, that la the standard of th6
army today. Under the present law the
equipment of the army must be uniform,
hence the necessity of obtaining from
congress the authority to arm the mil
itia with the old-time rifles.
The bureau of ordnance will ask for
an emergency appropriation ot $500,000,
with which to continue work at the gov
ernment gun factory at the navy yard.
The appropriation for this work Is ex
hausted, owing to the failure of the last
congress to meet the demands made upon
that body by Secretary Herbert.
The bureau of construction and repairs
will also ask for an emergy appropria
tion of $500,000 to put the vessels held in
reserve as an auxiliary navy in lighting
trim. There are thirty-two of these ves
sels. inclusive of the ocean grey-hounds
Paris. New York and St. Louis, now un
der government subsidy. It Is proposed
to arm these vessels with 5-inch guns.
As to the lake defenses, we have the
assurance of the war department that a
few days would suffice for equipping
with 5-inch guns the thirty flue mer
chant steamers plying between Chicago
and Cleveland, and that these would be
able to cope with the British gunboats
and small cruisers, the only fighting
craft that could be sent through the
Welland canal. We are told that battle
ships and armored cruisers could not be
taken through the canal.
The present condition of our coast de
fenses brings forcibly to mind the wis
dom of Samuel J. Tilden’s letter to Sen
ator Hawley, as chairman of the com
mittee on military affairs, In 187G, in
which that cool-headed statesman urged
the strengthening of the defenses
of our coasts and cities against
foietgD invasion. The treasury was
running over with millions of sur
plus money, and Mr. Tilden's views
were sound all the way through. War
com s unexpectedly sometimes, and_ it
is liable to come any year. Mr. Tilden
wanted our harbors and coast lines prop
erly defended and made ready for any
emergency. He was entirely right.
It is reported that the president con
templates appointing Ex-President Har
rison on the Venezuela commission and
designating him to be the chairman of
the commission. This report was carried
to New York by Col George Christ of
Arizona. Colonel Christ is an old cam
paigner and he naturally takes a strictly
political view of the situation. "From
what I have heard." he said. "I believe
that Mr. Cleveland has decided to offer
the chairmanship of the commission
which Is to be sent to Venezuela to Gen
eral Harrison. I am not an admirer of
Mr. Cleveland, but I am forced to admit
that In many things he displays unusual
judgment and common sense. It would
be a master stroke on his part to Invite
General Harrison to take the post of hon
or on the commission, and to a certain
pxtent it would hike ihe wind out of the
republican sails. General Harrison
could hardly refuse to serve If the ap
pointment should be offered him. It Is a
very interesting situation, to say the
It is also reported that Col. A. K. Mc
Clure, editor of the Philadelphia Times,
will he one of the commissioners. Colonel
McCHire thinks Mr. Olney and Lord
Salisbury may not be so. far apart as
they appear to be. Lord. Salisbury ad
mits. he says, net as law, but as policy,
that Monroe was right in declaring this
continent no longer open for'JCuropean
colonization. “Yet the real substances
of his long' communication lies In the
concluding paragraph, to the effect that,
whatever the formal boundary line, there
actually exists an English settlement in
this valley which ought not to be and
cannot be turned over to Venezuela.”
Colonel McClure continues:
"The question of fact Is thus a much
simpler one than at first appears. It be
ing admitted that the boundary never
was formally marked out with the assent
of both sides, an extension of actu il oc
cupation from one side or the other is
not necessarily to be condemned as un
lawful or unfriendly. If this is a mere
extension into unoccupied contiguous
territory, it is not really a fre?h acquisi
tion; if the Spaniards or the Venezuelans
ever occupied the valley of the Cuyuni
and the English have gone in there and
taken it from them, then we have a light
to object upon precisely the same
grounds on which we should object to a
new Spanish colonization. The question
of monarchical institutions, with which
Monroe had to deal, has nothing to do
with the case.”
If the United States commissioners
who are to determine whether or not the
Monroe doctrine applies to the Venezue
lan boundary case arc of the highly pa
triotic and conservative character of
Ex-President Harrison and Colonel Mc
Clure. we may rest asured that if ppace
Is not maintained It wilt be because peace
is inconsistent with honor.
The Nicaragua canal Is essential to the
transcontinental traffic of this country.
Every day develops new facts which de
mand Its speedy construction. It now ap
pears that the Pacific railroads—the
Southern Pacific especially—have again
got control of the transportation route
to the east by way of the Isthmus of
Panama and the Panama railroad. For
a long time there has been a disagree
ment between the Pacific Mall company
and the Panama railroad, and the road
has run its own boats on both the At
lantic and Pacific routes, and freights
have been carried at competing rates.
Tliis situation did not please the South
ern Pacific, which practically controls
the Pacific Mail, and C. P. Huntingtdn,'
who represents both Pacific companies,
has finally succeeded in restoring the
old relations between the Pacific Mail
and the Panama railroads, and the lat
ter is to withdraw its ships from the
Pacific route. The result will be a resto
ration of the old rates for freight and
passage, which California merchants
used to denounce as extortionate, and a
lotider cry than ever from the Pacific
coast for the building of the Nicaragua
There is another senatorial courtesy
row on over *he appointment of a United
States district attorney for the Western
district of Tennessee. Senator Harris
was not consulted by the president in
making this appointment, and it is said
for him that he was refused a hearing
at the White House when he wanted to
present a candidate.
The English newspapers compare the
25,000 men who.constitute the army of
the United States with the vast force
under command of her majesty, and they
compare the many great warships of
Britain with the few new vessels of the
United States, and they grin.
It looks as though public opinion In
Tennessee would compel the retirement
from the bench of Snodgrass, the pistol
currying. brawling, murderous chief jus
tice of the state supreme court. The
newspapers of the state universally con
demn him.
A young man appeared In a fashion
able restaurant In New York the other
evening in full evening dress, barring
his necktie, which was red. white and
blue, in token of the Venezuelan row.
Later on he will hire a substitute.
Philadelphia has given us a fine object
lesson in law and order. At the height
of the surface railroad rioting nearly ev
ery saloon in the city was closed through
out the evening at the request of the
Not “war at any cost.” nor ‘"peace at
any price,’* should be the watchwords
of patriotic Americans, but peace with
honor—peace without humiliation of any
and with respect to the rights of all.
Salisbury's contention that England
has never recognized the Monroe doc
trine is of no consequence whatever. She
is in a position now where she will have
to recognize it.
Ex-Governor Churchill of Arkansas
has telegraphed Senator Perry, offering
his services in case of a war with Eng
mr. whTtTle compimented.
The following is an extract from a pri
vate letter to Dr. Whittle of East Lake:
127 Strand, London. Dec. 5, 1895.
My Dear Dr. Whittle: You will re
member that after our frequent conver
sations upon geographical subjects and
travel I was so impressed with your gen
eral acquaintance and knowledge of the
geographical world that I proposed to
present your name to the Itoyal Geo
graphical society for fellowship. I am
happy to inform you that you are a duly
elected fellow of that society, an honor
which, permit me to say, is most Justly
merited. Yours very sincerely,
Will he held at any point on electric line
until 1 o’clock a. m. for $3 extra. Parties
having receptions or any entertainment
can secure these cars for their guests
by notifying Birmingham Railway and
Electric company, 303 North 20th street.
12-13-tf _
To Curs a Cold in One Day.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money if It falls
to cure. 25c. 10-27-6m-2p
Views From Many Prominent
Citizens on
Birmingham People Appreciate Enterprise and
Knew a Good Thing When They Meet
It in the Road.
Mr. Dave Fox—I was well pleased with
Sunday's issue of the State Herald. I
read It with considerable interest.
Mr. E. B. Norton—The Sunday State
Herald was a splendid piece of journalis
tic enterprise.
s Mr. Lyman of Lyman & Stone—It was
one of the best issues that has ever ap-s
peared in our city.
Mr. Messer—You printed a fine edition
Sunday. I enjoyed reading it very much.
Mr. Lockwood of the Ellts Drug Co.—
Sunday’s issue of the State Herald de
serves especial public appreciation. The
paper was all that- It should be.
Mr. McGowan of the Little Paint Store
—I wish to congratulate you on the Sun
day edition af the State Herald. It was
a splendid piece of journalistic enter
Mr A. .1. Marks of the Bee Hive—I was
particularly pleased with Sunday's State
Herald. It convinces the outside world
that Birmingham is a metropolitan city.
Mr. F. D. Nabers of Nabers, Morrow
& Sinnige—We have never had a better
paper than the edition offered us Sunday
by the State Herald. It was neat, newsy
and entertaining.
John D. Elliott, cashier of the People’s
Savings Bank and Trust company—The
Sunday State Herald was strictly up-to
date and I am sure it found general ta
vor with all who read it. i
Mr. Boss C. Smith—That was a splen
did paper which the State Herald print
ed Sunday. I take pleasure in encourag
ing such enterprise.
. > . tJOSC-jJIl UL lJUVt-IllM.il, J'lni-JlIJ
Loeb—It was a splendid paper.
Z. P. Smith of Smith & Montgomery
Honk and Stationer}’ company—The man
agement of the State Herald is as near
perfect as you could get it. I am in love
with every member of the staff and
can’t say too much In praise of the pa
W. IT. Kettlg, president Milner & Ket
tig company—Sunday’s State Herald
was a very creditable paper, not only to
Us publishers, but to Birmingham and
the state of Alabama.
C. H. Nabb, proprietor Morris hotel—
Yesterday’s State Herald would be ft
credit to any town of Birmingham’^
.1. S. Jemlson of Wheeler & Jemlson.
proprietors Florence hotel—It was a
very nice issue.
It. H. Baugh of the Birmingham ArmS
and Cycle company—It was a very nicd
S. Iilach of J. Blach & Sons—I was
well pleased with the paper.
David B. Foster—I think the paper
was very creditable to Birmingham and
worthy of odr Magic City.
11. Barnard—I think It was a most ex
cellent paper, and it is bound tij bo the
paper of the state if you will just keep
this lick up. It ought to be the paper to
dictate the policy of the state, and will
be eventually.
Mr. Marx of Meyer, Marx & Co.—*1
think it a great issue. We have pre
served ours. It was the table talk of
Sunday at my house.
Oliver Chalifoux—I had just ordered'
the paper to my brother in Lowell. Mns?..
and paid when I saw the Sunday edition
that It would compare with any paper
in Lowell, and was proud of It, as I
confidently believe they cannot excel It.
Bert Jacobs of Ben M. Jacobs & Bro.—
It was a very creditable paper from a
journalistic standpoint, and no citizen of
Birmingham who appreciates enterprise
can but say It was a credit to the town.
Harry Mercer—1 think It the best paper
since boom days, and it makes me feel
business all over. Such enterprise Is not
only creditable, but should be substan
tially sustained.
T. C. King—I think it Is all right and
would not do without it, and that I ap
preciate its columns as an advertising
medium is evidenced from the fact that
my name and business appears in it
twelve months In the year.
Adolph 'Hirseh of the Hirsch Dry Goods
company—It was a “Jim Dandy.” No
city can beat us. It is indeed a pleasure
to every business firm in Birmingham
to feel and know that Birmingham is, In
fact, the real city of the south and so
accepted by the outside world.
W. If. Owtngs of W. II Owlngs & Co —
I think it was the best paper ever gotten
out in Birmingham. It.reminded me
more of a New York paper than a local
A. T. Miller, with Deter Zlnszer—We
are satisfied, and while I h%vc not had
time to scan It closely, our results from
our advertising has been such that we
feel you know your business and are
men of progress. Dirmingliam Is all
right anil so is the State Herald. We are
your friends all through the fight.
Victor Gage—I should say It was n
creditable edition.
Superintendent MeClary—I was proud
to see It. It shows enterprise. It is
something like we do in our business.
Nothing like shaking the bushes.
M. Israel—It was an excellent paper. It
was a metropolitan paper. You know I
nm strictly in for the success of the State
Capt. Sid Jones—I simply say the issue
was par excellence.
M. Weil of Weil Bros.—I think it a very
fine edition—had a good chance to read
it and therefore can speak truly.
St. Pierre—It was a good paper and I
think the nicest one you have turned out.
J. D. Chamblee of Chamblee Bros.—I
think it is one of the best Issues you have
published. I sat right In the Morris hotel
and read it until 12 o'clock. In short, it
was extra good.
(Jeorge R. Smith of the Smith Shoe
company—I think the Sunday issue
shows progressiveness and consider it
one of the best issues ever gotten out In
Birmingham and a masterpiece of Joiir:
nniism. The merchants showed their ap
preciation by very liberal patronage,
which shows that they know a
good advertising medium when they
It and are ever ready to sustain a good
newspaper. I mailed several copies to
friends to show them that Birmingham
is taking on new life,
H..C. Abbott & Bro.—“We patronize
your paper, but our business was such
Saturday and Monday that we have not
had time to read it"
"How about Sunday?” %
"Every man In our employ slept the
day lBrough—tired out, that’s all.”
Exit the People’s Party.
Syracuse News.
The people's party will not be repre
sented on the official ballot of this state
in 1SS6. It failed to polL in the recent
election, a sufficient nuralier of votes to
entitle it to such a recognition. The law
provides that a party must cast nt least
1 per cent of the whole vote at the pre
ceding election to entitle its candidates
to a place on the official ballot of the suc
ceeding election The official canvass
shows that in the recent election 1,189,081
votes were cast, of which Thaddeus Ef.
Wakeman, the people’s candidate for
secretary of state, received but 6916, or
only about one-half ,of 1 per cent. Popu
lism will have to go west and grow up
with the country.
India Seat Rattan Rocker
Cobbler Seat Rocker.
Comfort Rocker.
Sewing Rocker.
Iron lied.
Brass Bed.
Fancy Work Basket,
Sofa Pillow.
^ Mirror.
Baby Coach.
Fur Rug.
Sleepy Hollow Chair.
Leather Couch.
Folding Bed.
Fancy Table.
Dressing Table.
Hall Tree.
Curtain Poles.
Art Square.
Dining Table.
China Cabinet.
Roman Chair.
Chamber Suit.
Book Case.
Ladies Desk.
Office Desk and Chair.
Music Rack.
Carpet Sweeper.
Parlor Suit.
Corner Chair.
Onyx Table.
Turkish Rocker.
Tea Table.
Medicine Chest.
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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,
as 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.
Throe-fourth* for Him.
It is putting it mildly to say that three
fourths of the white people of Sumter
oounty are for Joe Johnston for governor
in 1866, and some of his warmest support
ers are among men who do not agree
with him on finances.—Cuba Banner.
Will Stand by Him.
We have been entreated time and again
liy some of our warmest and best friends
to advocate Hon. R. H. Clarke for gov
qrnor instead of Captain Johnston. We
cannot consistently do so, although Mr.
Clarke is of our faith on the finance
question. We think Mr. Clarke is bet
ter suited in working out our political
salvation in the halis of congress than
in being governor of Alabama, even
though he had the attractive power of
uniting the disgruntled democrats of the
state in the same measure as Captain
Johnston. We cannot forget how ear
nestly Captain Johnston has worked for
the supremacy of the democracy in this
state in the years that have passed; how
he sacrificed his time and money in go
ing from place to place urging unity
among the masses in support of Colonel
Oates after he himself was a defeated
candidate. No, no, gentlemen! we can
not, we shall not, we will not turn Cap
tain Johnston loose for any man In the
state for governor of Alabama.—Leigh
ton News (Administration.)
The Harmony Is Swelling.
There are certainly honest differences
among Alaba ma democrats upon the cur
rency question. These differences should
not be allowed to interfere with party
success, and the Herald trusts that the
State Herald knows what it is talking
about when it says “there will be no
acute division on the financial question
in the next state convention.”—Florence
The only discordant screeches muv
heard are from the little handful who
have adopted the Montgomery Adverti
ser's anybody-to-beat-Johnston plan,
which it puts forth under various daily
disguises. But. conceal it-as it may,
there is always the same obtrusively sel
fish and malignant purpose to even haz
ard the welfare of the party in order to
defeat a true and tried democrat, whose
crime has been that he never did bend
the servile knee to its arrogant biddings.
The leading notes now heard from the
party's band wagon are all concordant,
and they are attuned for the victorious
song of the people, which will celebrate
the undoing of the satrapy.—Huntsvilla
Argus (Administration.)
jury navoci
We have sala peace, but they do not
want it. They are determined to force
a fight. A man will be brought out to
oppose .Toe Johnston, who has ever been
as loyal and self-sacrificing as any liv
ing democrat, and a factional war will be
waged In Alabama beside which last
year's battle will be like the popping of
a firecracker compared to the roar of a
cannon. If nothing but war will suit
them we accept the challenge. Let It be
war to the knife. Raise the black flag
and let's go at each other and succeed
in strangling the life out of the party.
If nothing but war will suit them "let
loose the dogs of war." We had hoped to
get along without the fight; we have ap
pealedforunityand harmony, but if fight
we must no one will strike a harder blow
than those who feel that they are con
tending for the time-honored principles
of the democratic party. We accept the
challenge reluctantly, sorrowfully, and
with a dread to the future welfare of the
party; but the postmaster editors must
have had instructions from Wail street
to push the fight. The men In Alabama
who believe in both the coinage of gold
and silver are not arrant cowards. They
will accept the gauge of battle, and If
the Advertiser and Register don't look
out they will take both the governor
ship and the senate.—Selma Times.
The “Cotton Men” Against Cleveland.
New York Mercury.
Mr. John H. Inman says the cotton
men have already lost $16,000,000 on ac
count of the president’s message.
He cannot mean the producers of cot
ton, because they are getting stiff prices
for it, and because nowhere In tbe coun
try is the president more strongly sup
ported than in the south.
Mr. Inman probably means the cotton
speculators, the men who trade in fu
tures. Whatever he means, he Is lacking
in patriotism.. Stand by your president,
Mr. Inman!
Hood's Sarsaparilla Is the Ideal fall
and winter medicine. It purifies and
tones the blood. I
A. Gold Standard Man Talk*—He Speaks
To the State Herald;
I am not in the habit of intruding my
political opinions on the public, but X
consider the present so full of uncer
tainty and danger that I will venture to
do so.
I am strongly in favor of sound money
in the sense of being opposed to the free
and unlimited coinage of silver at the ra
tio of 16 to 1, but I regard the supre
macy of the white man of infinitely more
importance than any other issue which
can arise in state politics.
Having just visited the black belt. I
I am satisfied that the recent coalition
between the populites and republicans is
a shrewd movement on the part of the
latter. Nobody has any confidence In the
pretensions of the republicans that they
are in favor of free silver, or any other
populite doctrine, but by uniting with
the populites they expect not only to get
the white vote of that party, but through
the instrumentality of those of them who
live in the black belt to obtain the ben
efit of the full vote of the negro, and thus
to defeat the democratic party. Having
accomplished this they hope by the vote
of the negro (for remember according to
the platform it must be freely cast and
fairly counted) to control the coalition
itself and thus to govern the state and
the white men of both parties. This hope
is not without foundation. The negro
vote in the state is largely greater than
any white vote the populites can ever
command. The negro votes according to
orders. It can hardly be expected he
will obey' the orders of the populites in
preference to those of his own party'.
Those of our populite friends who make
up their minds to lie down in the same
political bed with the negro expecting
to find him an agreeable, quiet and man
ageable bedfellow will be very much dis
appointed; both cannot lie together long
and there is little doubt as to which will
be kicked out, so that the. prospect is
that when the coalition attains power
the white man will fall under the domin
ion of the negro. With the negro and
other republicans holding the reins of
government what will become of the
white man, free silver and other populite
Hut to complain of an evil, present or
threatening, without suggesting a reme
dy. is fruitless. I believe that the surest
mode of escape from the dilemma in
T.'l.fe'.V. ...o, o-rv I. few (ho vww t
ocratic state convention either to leave
the currency question entirely out of
their platform or else to adopt the free
silver policy.
The two leading Ideas of the coalition
and the only ideas upon which they pro
fess to agree are the free and unlimited
coinage of silver at the ratio of 16 to 1
and a free ballot and a fair count. A
very large portion of the best people of
our state strongly favor free silver; many
of these tvould doubtless he forced, con
trary to their inclination, to vote
against the party adopting the gold
standard, while on the other hand, If the
democratic party should not burden Itself
with this issue fwhich is wholly unneces
sary), but eliminate It from state poli
tics. where it does not properly belong,
they would leave to the voter nothing
hut the choice between a party that Is
likely to be controlled by the negro on
the one hand and the democratic party
on the other. Reduced to this, ) do not
believe that the gr»at body of white peo
ple In this state would hesitate for a mo
T do not wish to be misunderstood. I
believe the sound money men of the
state. of whom I am one, nre called upon
to choose between free silver and negro
rule. Speaking for myself alone, I pre
fer 1000 times the former to the latter.
I am particularly Inclined to this idea
because of the fact that nothing can be
done by this state bearing upon the
final.clal question, except, perhaps, the
election of a United States senator.
I am also satisfied that Joseph F. John
ston. on account of his wide and deserved
reputation for ability and Integrity, and
the valuable services he has rendered the
people of the state, would be the most
available candidate for the office of gov
ernor. T speak from what I have heard
of him wherever I have been. Respect
fully. _JOHN WHITE,
Th* city council did not meet last
nighfc owing to the fact that no quorum
was present. It was the purpose of the
meeting to fix city licenses tor the en
suing year.
Happy Nuptials to Be Celebrated During the
Clerk Stiles of the probate court is
doing- a land office business in the issu
ance of marriage licenses. It is the sea
son of the holly and mistletoe, blending
happily with emblems of the bridal al
tar. Indeed so pronounced is this pleas
a nt fancy among those who work
among the records of the county that a
new interest is aroused w’hen the Yule
tide license is issued. The best penman
in the office writes with his steadiest
hand; the reporter for the press trans
crities as carefully, in order that naine.-i
SUSPENDERS—Silver Buckles.
may be correctly spelled and grouped.
Even the dusky hallinan pauses In bis
work to offer silent and humble congrat
ulations to the groom-elect.
The happy contracting parties of the
season are:
E. J. Blackwell and Miss M. M. Sims.
I. C. French and Miss Addle Golds
George Park and Miss Ellen Tweedley.
J. W. Ha.rris.and Miss Ida Sams.
Thomas Abney and Miss Ophelia Bar
Mel Patterson and Miss Lula Hamon.
J. F. Cruse and Miss Eugenia Smith.
Harry Ball and Miss Maggie McGraw.
M. W. Beavers and Miss Maggie
J. M. Harvard and Miss H. E. Acton.
George W. Parsley and Miss Ada M.
John Isbell and Miss Ada Wilson.
Charles E. Wilson and Miss Arma Wen
T. G. King and Miss Nellie Heed.
Sam Brown and Miss Dashie Bearden.
Columbus Armstrong and Miss Nancy
A. Dodd.
S. M. Acton and Miss Cora Bailey.
The Young Men’s Christian associaflon
night school, after two months of suc
cessful work, has taken" a recess until
Friday, January 3. There is room for
more students. Young men desiring to
Improve themselves during the evening
should enroll themselves in the classes
before the school opens in January, as
no new students will be admitted after
Highest Honors—World’s Fair.
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A pure Grape Cream of Tartar Powder. Free
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