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APR'. f3, 189o.
11 Y SUSAN COOUDOR.
Oh, life it is sad and strange,
A ud love it is deaf and blind,
And the dhapes of sorrow and change
Are always piessing behind!
If the tender impulse stay,
It U nipped by the frost of fate,
So make haste to belaud today,
For tomorrow may be too late!
The eyes that crave for our smile,
Or the ears for our kindly word,
May be closed in a little while,
And our loudest cries unheard,
Time mocks at our cold delay;
Death waits not, though we wait;
So make haste to be kind today,
Tomorrow may be too late!
THAT QUAY SCANDAL !
An Open Letter to President
rison from Henry 0. Lea.
Mr. II. C. Li'a, the publisher and
civil service reformer, has addressed
a significant "open letter" to Presi
dent Harrison. Mr. Leu is a relative
of Henry Cary Lea, one of the most
prominent nu n in Philadelphia.
Sin: No gr.iver scandal has dark
ened our political history than the
charges brought against Senator Quay
by the Vw.York World in its issues
of Feb. 10 and March 2. It would be
useless here to recapitulate them fur
ther than to nay that, with full details
of namen and places aid dates, The
World asserts him to be a man whose
Hlitical career has been a succession
of flagrantly dishonest acts, including
the temporary abstraction from the
State Treasury of $200,000 in one in
stance and of $-100,000 in another.
sso sucn accusation, involving in
iquity ho varied and so continuous
and supported by such an array of
minute detail, have ever before, I be
lieve, been brought against a puliti-
cian so conspicuous. If they are true
Senator quay ought to be in the peni
tentiary. If they are false he is a cru
elly libelled Hian ; his accuser is t
journal of the highest financial stand
ing, and no jury of his countrymen
would refuse him exemplary dam
ages that would put him beyond all
future reach of want. Vindication
and profit both await him as an in
ctntive to prove his innocence, but
although, two months have elapsed
since the gravest of the charges were
made public, neither solicitude for his
character nor desire or gain has
prompted him to break silence. It is
his own fault if the public should re
gard him as acquiescing in the truth
of the charges.
It is true that the crimes alleged
against Senator Quay tire connected
only with his career as a Pcnnsylva
ini Imss, but your close connection
with him has rendered the scanda
National. You were duly warned in
advance from a frieudly source of the
dangers of such an alliance, yet by
accepting his man, Mr. Wanamaker
as a memuer ot your cabinet, you as
suined responsibility for both of
them. In pursuance of this alliance
you have' enlarged Mr. Quay's im
portance by virtually giving him con
trol of the Federal patronage in
Pennsylvania, thus rendering him
the dictator of the Itepubliean party
in the State.
He boasted of your subserviency to
him when, in explaining his triumph
over Representative Dalzell in the
struggle for the Pittsburg Post-Office,
he publicly said that "the President,
though very anxious to gratify Mr.
Dalzell, for whom he has a high es
teem, could not, under all the circum
stances, well avoid complying with
my wishes." Even Mr. Quay's re
markable silence under the accusa
tions of The World does not seem to
have lessened his influence over you.
lie signalized his return from Flori
da a week or two since by capturing
the Pittsburg Surveyorship of Cus
toms against candidates urged re
spectively by Secretary Blaine and
TIIK H ABRISOX-Ut'AY PARTNERSHIP.
Indeed, his power would seem to
be as great in Washington as in this
State, for the party organs now tell us
that he has been endeavoring to buy
off a superfluous candidate for the
(Jovernorship with an Assistant Sec
retaryship of War. In thus entering
into a political partnership with Mr.
Quay you must snare the losses as
well as the gains of the venture. It
is not Pennsylvania alone, nor even
the Republican party only, that has
a right to protest ; every citizen of
the land must feel humiliation at the
smirch thus inflicted on the Chief
Magistracy of the nation.
As a Republican by conviction, ar
dently desiring the success of the
party so long as it deserves success,
let me request you, Mr. President, to
take a calm survey of the situation
and render to yourself an account of
your Mowardship. Thirteen months
;giyoti entered upon the duties of
thus made by
the highest office which the world
has to bestow; your party was su
premo in the control of both houses of
Congress and of the Executive ; ev
erything promised a' prosperous and
useful Administration In which you,
by sirriply adhering to the pledges
under which you were elected, might
earn another terra from the confi
dence and gratitude of the people.
The only cloud upon the political
lorizon was your acceptance of a
Postmaster-General at Mr. Quay's
dictation, ostensibly as a reward for
services performed during the can
vass. That cloud, then no larger
than a man's hand, has spread till it
covers the firmament.
Look back now and reflect upon
your work. You have sedulously de
voted yourself to the distribution of
'patronage;" you have turned out
and in this Ignoble
have filled vacancies
to the worst element In the party.
You have thus degraded it to the
lowest level, till it no longer deserves
or enjoys the public confidence, and
its interest, as well as that of the na
tion, demands its purification by de
The " elections of last . uovember
were a warning that the people would
not tolerate' your methods. You
have refused to heed the lesson, and
the elections of next November will
emphasize it. The narrow Republi
can majority 'in the lower Hbuse will
be swept away, and your path for the
latter half of your Administration
will be a path of thorns. Y'ou have
rewarded the magnificent majority ol
80,000 given to you by Pennsylvania
by riveting upon her the chains of
Quayism. You need not wonder
that disaffection is spreading rapidly
throughout her borders in a manner
that may render even her allegiance
doubtful. The outlook for 1802 is
even darker. Were the Presidential
election to take place tomorrow there
could scarce be doubt of Democratic
success. Let me counsel you, Mr,
President, as a friend, to reflect that
this has been your' work in one short
year of misused power.
If this retrospection should bring
with it repentance and amendment,
you still have before you three
years which may be fruitful for good.
Rear in mind that "faithful are the
wounds of a friend, but the kiases of
the enemy are deceitful." Discard
the advisers who are luring you to
your downfall. Recognize that the
truest political expediency lies in the
application of conscience to public af
fairs, and that you can serve your
party best by stimulating tha nobler
aspirations of the nation, rather than
by pandering to the baser appetites
Cease to expect to gather tigs of
thistles or to touch pitch without de
filement. Apply to your public du,
ties the high standard of morality to
which you adhere in your private
life. Remember that evil can give
birth only to evil and that you as
Chief Magistrate of sixty-five millions
of freemen, have on your soul
charge for which you must reckon to
posterity and to God.
I am Mr. President, your obedient
servant. Henry Charlks Lka.
Philadelphia, April 8, 1S90.
T. II. EASTWOOD,
I). H. CARSON.
-Manufacturers of The Giant Gane MilM
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FURNACE GRATE BARS, STOVES, DOG IRONS,
HOLLOW WARE, VENTILATORS,
Brass Goods, Plow Hopairs, Etc. '
mmm of m suns mm 01 siou mm.
ENGINES and BOILERS.
AND MILL SUPPLIES IN GENERAL.
The "Flowers That Bloom
Iu the Spriuj,'," fragrant and fresh in their
vernal beauiv, are welcome indeed alter
Winter's lontf and cheerless reign. The
birds also, with their merry roundelays, the
balmy bieezes, the running brooks, and the
far-reaching meadows robed in velvet greeu
all these charm every sense ami fill the
soul with gladness. Hut there is something
thfit is more welcome in bpring than nowers
and birds and breezes, running brooks and
meadows green; and that is a mediciuu that
will gentlv purge and cleanse the lslood 01
the fatty and noxious impurities that have
collected in it during the winter, and leave
it pure and wholesome and in proper condi
tion for a long spell, .such a mdicine is
Pe-ru-na, the great Blood Purifier and Tonic
Take it in time and tone your system up.
It will fortify you against the most debilitrt
ing fleets of the heat. Don't forget Man a.
I'm, also, for your bowels. $1 a bottle each.
For sale by Kitchey & Uostick.
A Word With
It is easy and we might also say
it is cheap for candidates for the
Governor's oflico to generalize about
what they would urge or recom
mend or favor in the way of ceono'
my and reform in our State's affairs.
What the people would like to hear
from them is, how they are going to re
trench expenses and bring in improv
ed methods of administration? One
says he would use his influence to get
the high rate bonds of the State re
funded at a low rate, thus saving i
good deal of the people's money
e have already shown the impos
Mbility of this in the present condi
tion of the State's credit ;! and at this
point the query suggests itself: 1 low
woulfl you, sirs if the people put you
iu the Governor's chair, advie the
Legislature to set about the improv
ing or Tennessee's financial stand
ing? ' -
Are you, Col. Patterson ; are you,
Farmer Baxter ; are you, Mr. Buch
anan, in favor of abolishing the
wasteful system of county adminis
Would you, any or all of you, rec
ommend that the County Court be re
placed by a Countv Hoard of three or
five, snd thus save a hundred thous
and a year of the people's money ?
What have you to say of the scan
dalous waste of revenue to support
swarms of 'squires, of the tens of
thousands these men draw from the
Treasury in the shape of fees in
trumped-up cases? Would-you re
form that abuse or try to modify it?
What about the policy of thorough
inspection of every treasurer's and
other fiduciary officer's books and
cash every quarter? Do you all fa
vor that ? Are you for sornu better
regulations for insuring the collec
tion of privilege .taxes to the end
that the delinquencies, that now run
from $2o,0(K) to $30,000 a year, be re
duced? The credit of Tennessee can be im
proved and her expenses reduced by
business methods in her manage
ment. We need no additional taxa
tion; what is wanted is collection of
the taxes now laid, and less tax-eating
by bums; lass tax waste by neg
lect ; less tax stealing by thieves.
Are you prepared, gentlemen can
didates Cor Governor, to champion
this sort of reform, and if so wilJ you
propose specific plans of reformation?
and will you lay your plans before
the people ?
Once upon a time, gentlemen,
there was an old lady who had slip
ped her mental cable and was slight
ly at sea in her upper story a bit de
mented. Being harmless and high
ly connected she went everywhere
unmolested, especially to church,
though she would sometimes "speak
out in meetin' . " One Sunday eve
ning Mother-Barry wandered into
the Methodist sanctuary; it was a
season of "telling experiences" and
making voluntary confessions.
Brother Fox had the floor, and as the
old sister arrived half way down
the aisle she heard him say in a
voice full of contrite tears : "I am a'
miserable, an awful sinner." "Yes,
yes,'.' broke in mother Harry, "we
all know that, Brother Fox ; tell us
something new " and she sat down
with the air of one conscious of a du
ty well done.
The moral, gentlemen, is in the
application on't. The people know
all they care to know about the Blair
bill, the tarilT, the internal taxes, civ
il service and the rest ; and if they
were in ignorance, what you might
think about them is of no account,
since as State officers you can do
nothing to change or modify those
matters. Tell us .something definite
about your proposed State policy,
and in doing that you will be "tell
ing something new," for the sover
eigns have not heard from a candid
ate for Governor on these points in
lo, these many years!
Please remember that
Street. McMinnville. Term!
I keep on hand a large and well assorted Mock .f
oFURKITURE OP AIL, KIKDS,o
-Consisting in Part of-
Bcadstcads, Uure.ius, Washstands, Sideboards, Ward
robes, Safes, Tables, Chairs, Ucd-Springs, and
Mattresses, Chamber Sets, Parlor Sets.
Bed Lounges, Looking Glasses,
and in fact Hny and everything wanted in the Furniture line.
from the very cheapest Coffins to the
I have a larger and better aborted stock than ever.
I 'mil.nt.. !..-:..! r . ! .1... ' .
' noiveix. uurmi ouiw, eiu., lor men, lauies anu children, for less money thau you can
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STOVES, TINWARE and HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
TIN, SHEET IRON and COPPER WARE,
Special Attention Given to Glittering, Roofing, Repairs.
fays patent: .
sthono WATER PROOF, ASSys
la H tba lima mi H ha Ubor f toy ath.r war. oa dot
am warn i.ttli. It Ii la Ecuaalcal utl Dl KilLK Rll R.
8TITUTH far PLA8TKR an mull. Oraamaaul CARPETS
ana Kl'USar lama material, caupn aad Mrrn thai OU
Clalhi. CJ"Uuloue ud SunplM Frta.
East Main Street, -
My Meat Stall will be supplied at a
seasons with the best and fattest
-BEEF, PORK, AND MUTTON
'To be found in the country.
Gtsh paid for Cattle.
Mc MINNNVILLE, TENN.
Ik Peoples .Rational Bank of McMinnvillr
AUTHORIZED DEPOSITORY OF STATE FUNDS.
J. F. MORFORD, S. L. COLVILLE,
J. C. BILES, J. C. M. UOS..
AV! C. WO.MACK. J. A. ROSS.
J. F. MORFORD, Presideut.
J. C. BILES Vice President.
FRANK COLVILLE, Cnsliier.
C. M. MORFORD, Assistant Cashier.
Does a General Banking Business, Deposits Solicited
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Knowing that a cough can be
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by Woolford's Sanitary Lotion. This
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P. O. Box 243.
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