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J. II. McDowell announces that
he will not be a candidate for Comp
troller, but it is understood that he
is hankering after the office of Com
missioner of Agriculture.
. The Nashville Banner, the leading
afternoon daily In the state, and one
of the ablest edited journals in the
South, has permanently increased its
Saturday Issue to twelve pages.
Mns. N. G. Taylor, mother of
Gov. 11. L. Taylor, died at the home
of her son, Congressman A. A. Tay
lor, in Johnson City, last Sunday, in
the sixty-ninth year of her age.
A call has been issued for the sec
ond Southern Inter-States Conven
tion, to assembled at Asheville, N.
C. Dec. 17th. Every city and town
in the South is urged to send dele
gates. Mr. II. II. Nouman, of Murfrees
boro, it is understood, will be made
Adjutant General by Gov. Buchanan.
The governor could not select a more
courteous and affable gentleman for
It 13 now rumored that Maj. E. B.
Stahlman, M'ho has recently resigned
the 3d Vice Presidency of the L. &
X. Railroad, is to be made 2d Vice
President of the Queen & Crescent
route, which has' lately come into
possession of the E. T. V. & G.
McCormick, Wood, Deering, and
a number of other big manufacturers
of harvesting machines, have formed
a combine or trust, with a capital
stock of $35,000,000. They claim that
. their object is not to increase prices of
machinery, but to prevent any in
Mr, J. W. Allex, the present
Comptroller, is a candidate for re
election to that office, and the incom
ing General Assembly could not find
a more competent and capable official.
The best interests of the State will
be conserved by retaining him in
The Obion Democrat will lose some
of its well earned popularity if it gives
out a few more such expressions as the
thirteenth item in its editorial column
of last week. Every editor should
have respect enough for his christian
readers not to drag the name of the
Deity into the filth and mire of polit
Dr. Koch, an eminent German
physician of Berlin, has discovered
what ho believes to be a positive cure
for consumption. A number of
prominent American physicians are
wendiny their way to Berlin to learn
more of the new remedy. Dr. Koch
is preparing a book giving a detailed
explanation of the treatment.
Gov. Bcchaxax is being beseiged
by office hunters under his adminis
tration. The most important pieces of
pie he has to distribute are the coal oil
inspectorships for Knoxville, Chatta
nooga, Memphis and Nashville. The
perquisites of these offices range from
$1,500 to $s,000 per annum each, and
there are from six to twenty appli
cants for each of them.
Mus. Mary O. Kelley, wife of
I). C. Kelley, died at their home in
Wilson county on the night of the
13th inst. She had been ill only a
few days, and her death was entirely
unexpected. She was the daughter
of the late Gov. Wm. Campbell, and
a most excellent woman. Dr. Kelley
has the sincerest sympathy of all in
this the saddest of his losses.
Maj. E. B. Stahlmax of Nash
ville, has resigned his position as 3rd
Vice President of the Louisville &
Nashville Railroad, and Judge Wood
of Louisville has been elected as his
successor. Maj. Stahlman has been
one or the most prominent figures in
the L. it N. management for a num
her of years, and most skilfully did
lie handle its affairs.
Mr. J no. M. Bcrger, of this place,
is a candidate for snrgoant-at-arms of
the State Senate. He was assistant
sargeant-at-arms of the last House of
Keprosentativos, and made himself
tuito popular with all the members
He lias a pleasant address, is oapablo
for the duties of the position, and
will till it to the utmost satisfaction
of all the members if favored with an
The Crossville Sentinel is the latest
new comer in Tennessee journalism
to reach our table. It is an eight
column folio, in a neat, attractive
dress, and displays able editorial
management. It is owned by a
stock company, with C. C. Way as
general manager and J. 1J. Snod
grass editor. It merits and should
receive a hearty support.
Hon. C. It- Breckinridge, the
congressman from Arkansas who
was unseated by Reed and his gang,
his seat being declared vacant, was
re-elected by his constituents, and
the news now comes from Washing
ton that an effort is to be made to
again deprive him of his seat.
Breckinridge was elected to the 52d
Congress, and also to fill out the un
expired term of the 51st.
The contest for the U. S. Senator-
ship from Alabama Is now waging
hotly, with Senator Pugh In the lead.
Commissioner Kolb, the alliance can
didate, failed to develop a majority
on the first ballot in caucus Tuesday,
and his election is now scarcely
among the probabilities. The real
contestants in the race now are Pugh
and Seay, the present governor of the
After the fourth of next March
the Republicans will have a majority
of only two or three members in the
United States Senate. If the tide
continues to run against the Republi
cans for the next two years, and
everything looks favorable for it now,
a Democratic President, a Democratic
Senate, and a Democratic Congress
will take charge of the affairs of gov
ernment in ,1893 for the first time
since tho war.
Money matters in the great finan
cial centers of the world, particularly
New York and London, have been
in a rather unsetted condition for the
last week.but by skilful management
of able financeeis a panic has been
averted and confidence restored. The
great flurry occasioned no trouble
whatever in the South, and its only
effect upon this section was a little
ripple of excitement and fear of dan'
gers that might come. The South's
resources this year are greater than
ever before in its history.
Gex. John B. Cordon was elected
to the United States Senate by the
general assembly of Georgia on the
first ballot last Tuesday. Gen. Gor
don's election was a monumental vie
tory for true democracy. The alliance
has been carrying things with a rath
er high hand in Georgia of late, and
Gen. Gordon made a bold, open and
manly fight against its heresies, and
notwithstanding every influence of
the alliance was drawn to its utmos
tension against him, ho triumphed
over them in magnificent style, and
Georgia democracy has proven true to
the faith and loyal to old time demo
cratic principles. There is great re'
oicing throughout the length and
breadth of the state over Gen. Gor
Farmers create seven-eights of the
wealth of the country, pay seven
eights of the taxes, and it seems that
they do about seven-eights of the vot
ing. Crossville Sentinel.
On the same principle of figuring
you would get just as near the truth
to say that the farmers are responsi
ble for seven-eights of the crime, tha
they supply seven-eights or the in
mates of alms houses, asylums, jails
and penitentiaries, that they furnish
seven-eights of the lazy, vagrant, trif
ling element oi our population, and
so on ad infinitum. There is lots of
just such twaddle as the above item
from the Sentinel to be found in
newspapers which has no foundation
whatever in wet. Farmers do not
create anything like seven-eights of
the wealth of the country.nor do they
pay anything like seven-eights of the
taxes. We are not disposed to with
hold from the farmers any due cred
for their great work and importance
to the country, but other occupation
are just as much entittled to their
full share of credit. The United
States census reports divide the per
sons engaged in gainful avocations
into lour great classes of occupations
and the census for 1S80 shows i
these four classes in round numbers
as follows: Agriculture, eight mi
lions; professional and personal ser
vices, four millions; trade and trans
portation, two millions; manufactur
ing, mechanical, and mining, fou
millions. It will thus be seen that
while the agriculturists are by far
the largest single class, they represent
less than one-half of the whole. The
agricultural class is just as dependent
for success upon each of the other
three clas-es ns is either of them upon
agriculture. True the farming and
mining cla-s -s are the primary pro
ducers of the elements of wealth, but
the laborers and artisu.s of the other
classes give them their increase, and
without these classes the great bulk
of the agricultural and mining pro-
ucts would be valueless. Agricul
ture is the foundation stone upon
which all the other occupations rest,
but each of the other avocations is
just as essential to the welfare of man
kind, and proportionately as Import
ant in the creation of wealth as is ag
- The General Assembly.
Following are the members elect to
the Tennessee General Assembly of
1891, with their postoffices and poli
J Alexander, Winchester, D.
A Barnes, Livingston, D.
W L Brown, Philadelphia, R.
J M Castile, Camden, D.
Ienry Clear, Clinton, R.
A J Coates, Bolivar, D.
J T Curtis, Rutherford, D.
Maj W B Davis, Blackwater, It.
W C Dismukes, Gallatin, D.
J II Early, Jasper, R.
M C Galloway, Memphis, D.
A V Goodpasture, Clarksville, D.
Dr II M Hearn, Woodbury, D.
S B Hornsby, Pinhook, R.
J J Lennox, Ashland City, D.
T C Long, Jackson, D.
J E McCorkle, Newbern, D.
D Martin, Savannah, D.
m T Morris, Nashville, D.
Dr J B Neil, Lewisburg, D.
J R Pcnland, Sevicrville, R.
Van Leer Polk, Columbia, D.
S W Reed, Parnac, R.
lournoy Rivers, Pulaski, D.
J II Shinault, Mason, D.
Dr L D Stroud, Statesville, D.
) O Thomas, Brownsville, D.
A G Trevathan, Paris, D.
George Tubbs, Waverly, D..
C Weatherford, Memphis, D.
J A West, Conkling, R.
J G Willis, Manchester, D.
A II Woodlee, Altamout, D.
Democrats, 25; Republicans, 8.
HOUSE OF REPUESETATIVKS.
J II Aiken, Thompson Station, 1).
J F Akin, Bath Springs, D.
C T Alleman, Knoxville, D.
A 1) Allen, Nashville, D.
Sid. Avery, Crockett Mills, D.
Juliu3 Aytse, Athens, R.
J I Bean, Lynchburg. D.
B W Bennett, Nolensville, D.
J F Black, Minor Hill, D.
T J Bonner, Rives, D.
W B Bowman, Boone's Creek, 1).
Patrick Boyle, Memphis, D.
C A Brown, Blountville, D.
J S Buchanan, Dayton, R.
L II Carlock, Eagle Creek, D.
T B Carson, Ripley, D.
J D Casselberry, Bolivar, D.
David Chenault.Castillian Springs, D,
G G Cloud, Cumberland Gap, D.
J L Cochran, Sardis, D.
C C Collins, Elizabethton, R.
E P Cook, Spring Hill Academy, D,
J B Crockarell, Fedora, D.
Dr J M Crowder, Kingston, R.
C V Cyrus, Columbia, D.
Ralph Davis, Memphis, 1).
W B Dunbar, Riggins, D.
W R Duncan, Kenton, D.
Dr B F Dykes, Van Hill, It.
Dr W E Fraker, Rheatown, D.
T M Gailbreath, Gainesboro, 1).
Capt E Goddard, Maryville, R.
11 C Gordon, Cross Bridges, D.
1) A Greene, Sneedville, It.
T J Gregory, Lafayette, D.
J II Gunn, Pelham, D.
N W Hale, Chumlea, R.
W B Hale, llartsville, D.
A G Hall, Nashville, D.
George Hash, Rock Island, D.
J B Hawkins, Chattanooga, R.
C F Henley, Mountainville, D.
R L Hickey, Newport, D.
S B Howiett, Nashville, D.
M R Hughes, Eagleville, D.
Lee Jacobs, Beech Grove, I).
R Y Johnson, Guthrie, Ky., 1).
I W Jones, Bolivar, D.
S R King, Tullahoma, D.
Dr E II Knight, Chestnut Mound, I),
J II S Knowles, Magness Mills, D.
Jno P Lashlee, Camden, D.
W L Ledgerwood, Knoxville, D.
Johnson Linton, Belleview, D.
T C Looney, Memphis, D.
P A Lyons, Jr., Murfreesboro, D.
F S McClelland, Cornersville, 1).
R McMillin, Lebanon, D.
Dr F M McRee, Union City, D.
RFMalone, Capleville, 1).
L L Maples, Butler, R.
G W Marler,"Georgetown,R.
Til Meredith, Lawrenceburg, 1.
J B. Moody, Byrdstown, It.
T 11 Myers, Shelby ville, 1).
W 11 Mynett, Spring House, It.
J I) Pearson, C'laybrook, I).
S W Pickens, Cusick's X Roads, K.
11 L Preston, Woodbury, I).
Dr N F R:iins, White Haven, D.
Beverly Robertson, Henderson, D.
W M Senter, (iibson Station, D.
V V Shaw, Brownsville, 1.
W TShelton, Lambert, 1.
A K Smith, Kelso, D.
.1 R Smith, Statesville, I).
W J 1) Spence, Vernon, I).
I II Stem, Unionville, D.
3 Story, Sparta, D.
aylor Stratton, Madison, D.
.3 E Tansil, Dresden, D.
A Taylor, Clinton, R.
W Taylor, New Prospect. R.
1 R Thomas, Chattanooga, R.
John A Tipton, Covington, D.
II Trice, Henderson, D.
I C True, Black Jack, D.
A R Tucker, Clarksburg, D.
I B C Vaden, Pekin, D.
O Vincent, Fulton, Ky., D.
J Watkins, Munford, D.
W J Watson, Savannah, It.
I C Whitaker, New Market, R.
W E Wilkinson, Marrow Bone, D.
R J Work, Dickson, D.
Jas Worthington, Cane Ridge, D.
C Wyatt, Waverly, D.
Sam Yokely, Campbellsville, D.
Sam Young, Stokes, D.
Democrats 81, Republicans 18.
If you have headache try Preston's
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The following special in Wednes
day's American tells a sad story:
Gallatin, Nov. 18. R. T. Mead
ows, of Bledsoe, having sold his
farm and stock, was seated by the
fire last night talking to his wife of
their contemplated trip today to Tex
as, whither they were going to make
thfcir future home. Meadows pulled
out his money, which was in large
bills, and proceeded to count the
amount. When he had laid down
his last bill on the hearth, some one
opened the door, and a gust of wind
carried his all in the fire. Before
Meadows could rescue any of his cur
rency it was in ashes. He had con
verted all his possessions into cash,
and in a twinkle all was lost.
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vuer suuering ior twelve years
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"A BIG THING,"
Reeds Club-Room Comment on tne
Portland, Me., Nov. 8. Last
night Mr. Reed was strangely possess
ea oi a uesire to oe sociaoie, and so
betook himself to the Cumberland
Club, the Union League of this city
After the about-to-be-retired Speaker
had gravely shaken hands with
sympathetic clubmates he proceeded
to vent his feelings, believing, doubt
less, In the inviolability of clubdom
"Well, you know," said he, "the
Republican party always did like
big things, and always strives after
big things, and this timeit has surely
got a big thing the biggest licking
it ever got In its life." This pleasant
facetious view of the burly politician
was received with such roars of
laughter on the part of the club men
that later in the evening the hero of
the speech essayed another heavy
attempt to be humorous. A bench
man, approaching the great man, in
quired with evident concern what he
(Reed) was going to do with himself
tho coming winter. Reed leaned
back in his chair, threw one boot in
the air, closed his off eye and with
loud guffaw answered: "My boy, if
you can find anybody who is going to
earn $5,000 a year for the next tw
years any easier than I am I shoul
like to see him."
Sparta Expositor: Report says that
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up this week to survey out the route
for the extension of tho Bon Air read
to some point on the mountain.
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P. V. McNulty, Hackinan, 2a Summer St.,
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