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McMINNVILLE, TENK, April 12, 1890.
Washington, April 7, 1890.
Mr. Blaine's pet scheme of trade
reciprocity with the South and Cen
tral American States has been pre
maturely made public in order to si
lence opposition to the new tariff bill.
New England Congressmen are
promise reciprocity with the Argen
tine Republic, which would mean
free wool as an offset to the objection
able features of the tariff bill, and in
that way some of the opposition,
though by no means all of it, has been
quieted. Republicans in the House
say that they will offer amendments
to the bill putting hides, sugar and tin
plate on the free list. The bill is now
before, the full Ways and Means
committee and will probably be re
ported to the House before next
It is a noticeable fact that Boss
Quay has not favored Mr. Harrison
with a visit since his return to this
city, but then his time has been so
fully occupied whipping Senators in
to doing his bidding and in running
the state politics of Pennsylvania
that he probably hasn't had time.
Speaker Reed brought his Czaric
powers into requisition again when'
the vote was taken In the House on
the bill for the admission of Idaho by
counting enough non -voting demo
crats to make a quorum and pass the
bill. It is stated that the democrats
refrained from voting to give him a
chance to do that very thing, it hav
ing been concluded that the admis
sion of a Territoy would make a bet
ter subject for a case to be taken to
the United States Supreme Court
than the unseating of a member.
Gen. Lewis A. Grant, of Minneso
ta, has been appointed to the recently
created office of Assistant Secretary
The Pan-American Congress is
being worked for all it is worth to
manufacture republican Campaign
thunder, and in return the adminis
tration is making things very pleas
ant for the foreign members of that
organization. Next Friday. there
will be a review of the local militia
and of all the regular army stationed
here, which was ordered by Secretary
. Proctor for the special amusement of
The republicans do not propose
giving up control of the House with
out a bitter struggle, and as an aid in
the fight they have decided that the
antl-gerrymandering bill which pro
vides that Representatives of the
Fifty-second Congress shall be elect
ed from districts with the same
boundaries as those from which Rep
resentatives to the present Congress
were elected must be passed. The
committee having the bill in charge
has by a strict party vote decided to
favorably report the bill. The deua
ocrats will make a minority report
against the measure.
Senator Hoar has been instructed
by the Senate committee on Elections
to draw up a mild sort of a Federal
Election bill. It will have to be
very mild indeed to stand any chance
of ever becoming a law by the vote
of the present Congress.
A sensation was created on the
floor of the House Friday by a few
remarks made by Representative
Stone, of Missouri, while a butch of
private pension bills were being dis
cussed. Mr. Stone said that pension
legislation was despoiling the people
under the name of patriotism, and
denounced the demands of the G. A.
R. He also stated that at the last
election the Presidency had been put
up and sold to the highest bidder.
"Thank God," continued Mr. 8toue,
"there was one grand man who de
clined to be a party to such a sale.
Though he fell, be fell bearing the
reputation of wise and incorruptible
statemanship, and enjoying the re
spect of every honest citizen. (Up
roarious applause on democratic
side.) Benjamin Harrison attained
his present office by cash raised by
Wanamaker and disbursed by Dud
ley." The republican managers here are
very uneasy over the outlook in
Iowa and Wisconsin. One of them
expressed his feelings, by saying:
"We can't admit new republcan
states as fast as the old ones are get
ting away from us."
Senator Hiscock, chairman of the
Senate Committee In charge of the
World's Fair bill, does not appear to
be very favorably inclined towards
Chicago. Only one meeting of the
committee has yet been held. An
other is called for this week. At
that rate of speed it will be a
month before the bill is reported to
There does not seem to be any seri
ous intention of trying the two Vir
ginia republicans recently arrested
here for soliciting campaign contribu
tions irora office Holders. The case
was set for Saturday, but was post
poned until next Wednesday, the
judge remarking in a stage whisper
to the prosecuting attorney : "Might
as well postpone it indefinitely."
The Montana fraud will be consum
mated this week in the Senate if the
republican kickers can be coaxed into
line or gotten out of the way when
the vote is taken.
E. Montgomery returned from a
John Gibson Is on the sick list thl
Will Mason is off on a trip.
Sid Gibson started on a trip this
morning for the Tennessee Mills.
Rock Island, Tenn.,April 0, 1890.-
Farmersare putting in good time
Albert O'Neal left on the early
train Monday for Victoria, to take
charge of the telegraph office at that
place for a few days.
There will be a quarterly meeting
at Pine Bluff next Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. C. Arnold, our efficient post
master, made a business trip to Mc-
Prof. McCoy conducted a chss in
singing at Pine Bluff last Sunday
Mrs. G. W. Brazier visited relatives
near Sparta last' week.
Col. Wilmore, Revenue Agent, and-
Col. Brady, were here Tuesday and
visited the distillery of Mr. J. W.
Faulkner Springs, April 10, 1890.
We are being blessed with beautiful
Sorine weather now. Gardening is
on a boom.
Mr. George Cartwright arrived last
evening. The wagons containing
his household goods will.be here today.
Miss Cartwright, of Shop Springs,
came up with her brother yesterday
and will spend a few days here.
The farmers are making good use
of their time during this pretty
weather, as they had gotten behind
with their work.
The Mountain City Woolen Mills
shut down yesterday and will remain
idle till they cet the new clip of
Messrs. Hughes & Cantrell, Trus
tees, will finish up the old stock of
Cantrell & Faulkner about the 15th,
and the new company will take
charge of the business at once. This
mill is turning out a better quality
ef goods now than it has for several
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Some three or four cyclones are re
ported in different parts of the coun
try this week. One swept through
portions of Ohio Tuesday evening,
demolishing a number of buildings
and killing one man. Western Penn
sylvania was visited by heavy wind
and rain storm Wednesday morning,
and a number of houses were struck
East Alabama, portions of Georgia,
and a section of Virginia suffered
heavy property losses fr.m cyclones
Wednesday evening, and several
persons were killed.
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Druggists recommend it. Price