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Election Tuesday, Nov. 4.
JOHN P. BUCHANAN,
of Rutherford Co.
FOR CONGRESS, 3d DISTRICT!
HENRY C. SNODGRASS,
o' Wu,te Co.
FOR STATE SENATOR!
II. M. HEARN,
of Cannon Co.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
We are authorized to announce
DR. TnOS. BLACK
as a candidate for the Legislature
from Warren county, on the Demo
cratic ticket. Election Tuesday Nov.
We are authorized to announce
J. L. GARNETT
as a candidate for the Legislature
from Warren county. Election Tues
day, Nov. 4th.
The new tariff law goes into effect
Congress adjourned at 6 o'clock
Most of Tennessee's representatives
at Washington are homeward bound,
and tilings will begin to warm up in
the Congressional contests next
Hon. A. A. Freeman of this state
was appointed associate justice of the
supreme court of New Mexico, by
the president, and the appointment
was confirmed by the Senate Wed
There is no longer any doubt that
the people of Ireland are on the verge
of a great famine, caused by the fail
ure of the potato crop, and a move
ment has been inaugurated in New
York to raise relief funds.
One of our exchanges from the
classic shades of Columbia reached us
last "week with a big hole in it.
Enough of the top line was left to show
that the advertisement of the Louis!
ana State Lottery had been clipped
therefrom before mailing.
Three republican Senators voted
against the tariff bill on its final pa
sage. They were Messrs. Taddock,
Plumb and Pettigrew. Several others,
and many Representatives, will prob'
ably wish before they are many
months older that they had done the
The continued wet weather is be
ginning to prove disastrous to the al
ready short crops. Much cotton has
been ruined, large quantities of fod
der was ruined, and now corn is be
ginning to sprout on the stalk in
many places. Much of the corn
which was cut and shocked is also
beginning to mold and damage.
The first session of the fifty-first
Congress will go down to history
with at least one righteous act to its
credit. On the last day of the ses
sion, Wheat, the House postmaster
was bounced for rascality in his office
The credit for the investigation
which resulted in this action is due
to Mr. Enloe, of Tennessee.
Hon. Lewis T. Baxter, the re
publican candidate for Governor,
opened his campaign with a speech at
the Vendome theatre in Nashville
last Saturday night. He has puh
lished a short list of appointments
for Middle and West Tennessee
points. Neither Mr. Baxter or his
party managers seem to bo taking
much interest in his canvass.
A Knoxville correspondent
the Chattanoga Times says there
talk of an effort being made in the
First District to get Gov. Taylor
run for Congress against his brother
Alf. in that District, it being claimec
by many that he could be elected
The governor is not fool enough to be
led off into such a silly scheme as
this. He is now making arrange
ments to move to Chattanooga and
will settle there as soon as his term
as Governor expires.
There is no use denying the fact
further. Grover Cleveland i9 very
dangerously ill. His family is great
ly alarmed and two eminent physi
cians are doing their best to restore
him to health. He has lost all inter
est In business and public affairs
and appears sullen and morose. 8o
says a special from New York of the
We suspect that this special was
hatched out in some republican club
meeting. Other reports assert that
Mr. Cleveland was never in better
health than now.
TnE deadlock in the Ttnth Con
gressional District convention, in ses
sion at Memphis, was broken last
Tuesday by the nomination of Hon.
Josiah Patterson. Over Ive thous
and ballots had been taken, when a
motion was finally carried requesting
the two candidates before the conven
tion, Galloway and Riddick, to with
draw. This they did, when, after a
few more ballots, the convention
harmonized by a unanimous vote for
atterson. The selection is an excep
tionally good one, and Col. Patterson
will make a strong and vigorous
member in Congress for Tennessee,
for the South, for the Democratic
party, and for the country at large.
Dr. Kelley's literary venture,
the Round Table, is dead. Dr. Kel-
ey suspended it for a month while
le attended the Methodist general
conference at St. Louis. When he
went into the prohibition campaign,
the paper was suspended again, which
suspension will prove perpetual. The
Round Table never had a ghost of a
chance for life from the beginning.
t was a bright and meritorious pub-
icatlon, and such a publication as the
South ought to support, and will sup
port some day when properly estatw
ished and conducted, but the Round
Table hadn't one-fifth enough money
behind it, nor the right men a hold
of it to make it a success. It will
require a hundred thousand dollars of
hard cash, and newspaper talent of
the highest order to successfully es
tablish such a journal in the South.
Tennessee will have a magnifi-
cient team of Democrats in the fifty-
second Congress. They will be II.
C. Snodgrass, Third District, Benton
McMillin, Fourth District. Jas. D.
Richardson, Fifth District, Jos. E.
Washington, Sixth District, G. A.
Enloe, Eight District, Rice A. Pierce,
Ninth District, and Josiah Patterson,
Tenth District. The Seventh Dis
trict convention is now in session at
Franklin. Over 2300 ballots had been
taken up to Wednesday night. They
may follow the precedent of the Tenth
District, and invite Whitthorne and
Cox both to withdraw. But the
Seventh can be relied upon for
sending a peer of any other Tennes'
see member. Should Whitthorne be
returned from the Seventh, there
will only be two new members in the
democratic delegation, Patterson and
Snodgrass, and they are both demo
crats of the all-wool-and-a-yard-wide
variety. They will both rank right
along with the old stagers.
An Irving College correspondent
prescribes some of the American's
anti-mugwump powders for the
Standard. No, thank you. Much of
the gush and saliva which the Amer
ican is pouring out upon Buchanan
is more nauseating than crow. There
is a gusto and hurrah ring about the
American's support of Mr. Buchanan,
which stamps it with insincerity.
The American sent one staff corres
pondent around the circle with Mr,
Buchanan in East Tennessee. The
business soured on his stomach so
bad that he had to lay up for repairs
and send out a fresh man in the Mid
dle Tennessee campaign. The Amer
Ican is even outdoing Mr. Buchanan
in the dumb oyster act. At his Leb
anan appointment a lot of questions
were submitted to Mr. Buchanan in
writing, signed by fifty prominent
democrats of Lebanan and Wilson
county. Mr. Buchanan failed to give
an answer to a single one of the ques
tlons. After Buchanan's speech, Col
Emmet Thompson, an old moss-back
democrat of Wilson county, was call
ed for and responded in a speech of
some length, in which he denounced
the alliance and declared he would
not support Mr. Buchanan. These
incidents were entirely omitted from
the American's report. We submit
that this was a very one-sided report
for a great newspaper to make of
great political gathering; entirely too
one-sided for a paper that makes any
professions of honesty with its readers.
We believe the American would
make more friends for itself and more
character for the democratic party if
it would tell the whole truth. The
democrats of this state cannot be
gulled into support of Mr. Buchanan
by high colored reports of his speak
Here are the questions which were
given to Mr. Buchanan at Lebanan:
First Do you endorse or are you
standing on the resolutions or. plat
form of the Farmers' and Laborers'
Union adopted at St. Louis at tlje
last meeting? ' If not. what part ' or
parts of the said resolutions or plat
form do you oppose?
Second Do you endorse the report
of the Committee on Constitution of
the Farmers' and Laborers' Union
made at St. Louis December 7, 1889?
If not, state what recommendation,
statement or resolution of said report
Third Are you for or against se
cret political organizations?
Fourth If you are elected Govern
or, will you give preference in filling
offices within the gift of the Chief
Executive of the State to Democrats
who belong to the Alliance over
Democrats who do not?
There is nothing unreasonable in
a single one of the questions. There
Is nothing in them which any man
offering for governor should hesltltate
for a moment to answer. The demo
crats of this state have a right to de
mand of Mr. Buchanan how he
stands on these or any other ques
tions, and if he will not answer them
he ought to be defeated, for the party
can stand defeat better than success
with such a precedent. If Mr. Buch
anan stands up square and fair to the
democratic platform and democratic
principles, we can swallow our dish
of crow with a good grace, and give
hlra a hearty support, but if he pro
poses to subjugate the democratic
party in Tennessee to a secret, dark
lantern political organization whose
workings .will not bear the light of
day, we must respectfully asked to
be excused. As we said before, we
can swallow crow with a very good
grace, but we don't propose to have
any buzzard choked down our
The following extracts are from
Comissioner Hord's report for Sep
tember, which was issued on the
The rains during August and Sep
tember, very much above the normal
precipitation for those months, have
not been altogether beneficial. Late
corn on all classes of lands has been
much improved, so that the probable
increased yield of this portion of the
crop has prompted an estimate for
the entire crop about 7 per cent,
larger than that one month ago, or
about 02,000,000 bushels for the entire
state. So much of it has been dam
aged by wet weather causing rot,
and so large a proportion is injured by
smut, that it is probable this estimate
will at gathering time be materially
reduced. The commissioner repeats
the caution published in the bulletin
for August, that it is dangerous to
turn cattle upon stalk fields infested
The yield of peanuts will be nearly
a full one, about thirty-seven bushels
per acre. Stock peas have made
fine growth.but the set of peas is very
light, but little over half the aver
Winter apples as a rule are not of
good quality. A very large propor
tion or those still upon the trees are
imperfect. Gocd, smooth, well-rip
ened fruit will bring good prices.
The number f fattening hogs is 91
per cent, of the number fed last year
condition, 94 per cent, of an average.
Many light-weight hogs have been
penned tins tan. Tne reduction in
number and weight is due to the
wide prevalence of hog cholera.
The number or beef cattle Is 95 per
cent, of that in 1889; condition, 94 per
cent, of average. With dry weather
such as is usual during the month of
October, grass will mature and be
come more nutritious, and the con
dition of cattle will improve.
What it Cost Davidson.
County Auditor R. A. Lassiter has
made up the cost of the August elec
tion, which was the first held, as to
the county, under the registration
law. His figures are as follows: Reg
istrars, $1,188,50; rent of office, chairs
and tables, $171-90; booths, $280.75
ballot boxes, $19; miscellaneous ser
vices, $tV50; advertising, $290.50; offl
cers of election, $330; printing, $1,198
2-3; storing the election booths, $25
We may have to guess at the dis
tance to the sun and moon, but we
know beyond a doubt that Ganter';
chicken cholera cure will cure that
most deadly disease. It is warranted
and sold by V. H. Fleming.
A special from Montgomery, Ala.,
says: George F. Caithers, manager of
the Alabama Alliance Exchange, an
nounces officially today that arrange
ments have been perfected by the Al
liance Exchange to advance $35 per
Uile on 5uo,nio bales of insured cot
ton in warehouses.
Washington, .Sept, .29, .1890.
Representative ;Flower aptly calls
the tariff bill a cyclone measure, the
aim of which is to break up all trade
between the United States and for
eign countries, and to enable the
manufacturers to combine for the
purpose of fleecing the people, while
the farmers are allowed to foot all the
bills without deriving the slightest
benefit. Mr. Flower says that one
tern In the bill binding twine will
ruin 300,000 workingmen In New
York and New England. It was
eminently fitting that the republicans
of the House should, as a climax to
their outrageous and unprecedented
conduct in Ignoring the rights of the
people d urlng th Is session of Congress,
have railroaded this blll.whlch finan
cially affects the Interest of every
man, woman and child in the United
States, through the House in just five
hours, In spite of democratic protests
against the injustice of such legisl
ative methods. The bill is a triumph
over the Chinese wall, high protect
ve tariff wing of the republican par
ty, and is a more unjust measure than
any tariff bill yet put into operation
n this country : it shows that Reed
and McKinley are the dominating
spirits of the republican party of to
day, and that the more conservative
ideas of some of the Senators of that
party are not "in it," if I may so
speak. The Senate is expected to
agree to the bill; tomorrow, and it
doubtless will, but it will bo a bitter
pill for a number of the majority to
swallow. But when the party whin
cracks, conscience and individual
opinions count for nothing in the re
The negro Langston, whom the
republicans seated last week in the
House, has developed a head of ele
phautine proportions. He intimated
in a more or less incendiary speech,
which he made to a lot of negroes,
that he was a candidate for the Pres
idential nomination of his party.
There is a delegation of Georgia
folks here who want Mr. Blaine to
talk reciprocity at the opening of the
Atlanta exposition .October 15. They
have also invited Mr. Harrison and
the other members of his cabinet to
Another good republican is in
trouble. Mr. Wheat, postmaster
of the House of Representatives
is, by resolution of the House,
undergoing an investigation. He is
charged with having compelled the
contractor for carrying the mail to
and frm his office to pay him
(Wheat) $150 a month out of the
money paid him by the Government,
and also with having a man on his
pay rolls at $100 a month who merely
draws the money and turns $95 of it
to Wheat's son. The investigation is
being conducted by the House com
mittee on accounts.
The Raum white-washing commit
tee is again examining witnessses
It wants to know who furnished the
New York Tribune with the infor
raation upon which some very severe
criticisms of Pension office methods
was based. It is said that the major
ity of the committee will hold back
its white-washing report until after
the Congressional election, for the
purpose of preventing the democrats
making public their minority report,
which isunderstood to be a scathing
arraignment of Raum.
There is a grand rush of lobbyists
who are endeavoring to get some of
their bills through the House in the
confusion which always precedes the
closing of a session of Congress, and
some of them will probably sue
A joint resolution authorizing the
Secretary of the Navy to spend $1,
000,000 in the purchase of nickel to be
used in making nick el-plated, steel
armour plates lor the cruisers now
being built, was last week crowded
through House and Senate under the
plea of urgent necessity. As the
supply of nickel is practically con
trolled by one nrm this looks very
much like an old-fashioned republi
A number of bills carrying large
appropriations, which have already
been passed by the Senate, among
them the shipping bills, which Mr,
Harrison has taken a rather
suspicious interest in going to the
extent of sending a special message
urging Congress to pass them, and
the Direct tax bill, which caused the
memorable dead-lock in the House
during the Fiftieth Congress, remain
unacted upon by the House
The short , session will be
grand loooting time for the republi'
Senator Ingalls says he didn't get
$000 for going to Pittsburg the other
day and making a republican speech.
Perhaps he only got $500.
The Use Of
Harsh, drastlo purgatives to relieve costive
lies Is a dangerous practice, and more liable
to fasten the disease on the patient than to
cure It What is uceded la a medicine that,
In effectually opening Uie bowels, corrects
the costive habit and establishes a natural
dally action. Such an aperient Is found In
which, while thorough In action, strengthen
as well as stimulate the bowels and excretory
" For eight years I was afflicted with con
stipation, which at last !ecatne so bad that
the doctors could do no more for me, Tlieu
I began to take Ayer's Pills, and soon the
bowels became regular and natural lu Uielr
movements. 1 am now In excellent health."
Wm. H. DeLaucett, Dorset, Out
" When I feel the need of a cathartic, I
take Ayer's Tills, and mid them to be more
than any other pill I ever took." Mrs. B. C
tirubb, BurwellvlUe, Va.
" For years I have been subject to consti
pation and nervous headaches, caused by de
rangement of Uie liver. After taking various
remedies, I have become convinced that
Ayer's fills are the best. They have never
failed to relieve my bilious attacks In a short
Uine; and I am sure my system retains its
tone longer after the use ot these Pills, than
has been the cam with any other medicine I
have trled."-II. S. Sledge, Weimar, Texas.
Dr. J. C. AYEK & CO., Lowell, Uui,
Sold by all Dealers in Medicine.
-"AT ' 1
On SATURDAY, OCT. 25th
I will sell at public auction, to the hi tru
est bidder, at my home, three miles from
McMinnville, on Charles Creek, 5 brood
mares, 13 head of Kentucky mare mules,
(two years old past), 3 milk cows, a lot of
hogs, (thoroughbred black Poland China), 1
two-horse wagon, and new set of harness, 1
buggy, 1 cart, and a large lot ot farm iraple
menu and tools.
Terms of Sale -All sums' under $10.
Cash; all sums over $10, on credit of 12
months, at 6 per cent interest, 'with notes
and approved security.
J. L. HcGEHEE.
In Chancery at McMinnville, Tcnn.
Robert Martin, vs. Henry G. Fahle etal.
IN this cause it appearing .to the satisfac
tion of the Clerk and Master from Com
plainant's Bill, which is sworn to, that tho
defendants, Henry G. Fahle and John A.'
Cobb are non-residents of the State of Ten
nessee, so that the ordinary process of law
cannot be served on them, it is therefore or
dered that publication be made for four
consecutive weeks in the Southern Stand
ard, a newspaper published in McMinnville,
Tenn., requiring said defendants to appear
before the Chancery Court to be held at the
Courthouse in McMinnville, Tenn., on the
4th Monday in November next, then and
there to plead, answer or demur to Complain
ant's Bill, or the same will be taken for con
fessed as to them and cause set for hearing
expartc. Tins Sept. 18th, IfW).
J.C. BILKS, CAM.
F. M. SMITH, Sol. for Compl'ts.
.TENN - j
WHEN you go to Nashville he sure to
call on GRAY tuk HATTER and
MENS' FURNISHER, and buy yonr Fall
Hat, Neckwear and Shirts, 8ocks, Gloves,
Suspenders, Underwear, and everything in
Fine Furnishing Goods. We also keep an
elegant stock of carriage and buggy Robes,
in fur and plush. The finest and largest
stock of Ladies' Furs in Nashville.
MR. A. M. ST. JOHN is still with ns and
will be glad to see you and give you a hearty
welcome. Any orders sent him will be
promptly filled. FKAMC GRAY,
226 N. Cherry St., Nashville,
Notice to Voters.
NOTICE is hereby given that in the Court
house in McMinnville, Teun., in the
Circuit Court room, on Friday Sept 9th and
Saturday Sept. 10th, and on Friday Sept.
2fith and Saturday Sept. 27th, and on Friday
Oct. 3d, and Saturday Oct. 4th, and on Fri
day Oct. 10th, and Saturday Oct. 11th, we
will take the registration of the voters of the
1st Civil District of Warren County, as re
quired by the 25th Chapter, Acts of the Ex
tra Session 1890, of the General Assembly of
Tennessee. The Registrars, on the days
named and at the place stated, will be on
hand for duty at 8 o'clock, a. m., and will
continue on duty until 9 o'clock, p. m., on
the days above designated. The voters of
the 1st Civil District will take notlee of this
action, and if they wish to vote at the gen
eral election of State and Federal Officers,
November 4, 1890, must come forward on
one of the days named above and be regis
tered and obtain a certificate of same under
said a;t, otherwise thev will not be entitled
to vote nt said election. I,. D. MERCER,
W. A. JOHNSON,
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