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ried next week, the former to a Mr.
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h tt ton would ever have thought of
writing himself up as a lunatic?
The report of the New Orleans
Grand Jury on the lynching of the
Italians was given out last Tuesday.
As everybody expected, the jury
failed to find indictments against any
one. It would be quite a difficult
matter to indict ten thousand men iu
one ease, all of whom would probably
be dead before the state could get
through with the trials.
One superfluous word in the
amended registration law passed by
the last Legislature, makes both the
registration law and the amended
Dortch law inoperative, It was the
purpose of the Assembly to amend
the laws so as to make them apply to
counties ofoO.OOO population and over,
but the law is found to read asap
plying to counties having a "voting"
population of .r0,000 and upward.
There are no such counties in the
state, and now the Governor has
more material for an extra session.
Had the Nashville American been
about a year more previous in
pointing out some of the follies and
heresies of the Alliance it might have
accomplished more good for the
Democratic party. The American
ieems to be waking up to the gravity
of the situation, slowly but surely,
The following extract from its lead
ing editorial of last Tuesday is emi
nently suggestive :
"These Alliance leaders profess not
to fee the danger that threatens the
very existence of farmers that of the
disorganization of the pleasant rela
tionship now existing between the
fanner and his laborers and the ulti
mate organization of the laborers into
a protective association against the
farmers themselves. , This will come
as the legitimate outgrowth of the
Alliance, as certainly as the organ!
.ation of tho Knights of Labor fol
lowed the co-operation of manufac
turers and other monopolies, and the
fanner may look forward to tho day
not very far into the future, when he
will be confronted by his labor with
a demand for better wages. He may
yet see the long fleecy staple dropping
from the burr to the earth to rot ; the
wheat ripe in the fields with no reap
ers ; the plows idle while the grass is
taking his crops, and tho harvests un
gathered for want of harvesters, or
yield to tho demand of his laborers
for better pay. This is no fancy pic
ture, it will follow as the legitimate
offspring of a most inexcusable folly.
SparU Expositor: The largo dwe
ling and boarding house at Onwart
Seminary burned Wednesday morn
ing about S o'clock. It was occupic
by County Supt. II. L. Jones. .
portion oi mo nouse goous were
"DroadsircetV think that if Gov
ernment reports are correct we will
probably be importing wheat by July
THE JEFFERSON DAVIS MEMOIR.
The Story of His Life Written by His
"The Memoir of Jefferson Davis,"
y His Wife, published in 2 volumes,
by I id ford Company, New York, is
nore than the mere story of a man's
ife, even though that man was per
haps the most prominent figure of
the remarkable period in which be
ived. Jefferson Davis was the heart
nil head of the Confederacy, the rep
resentative of those principles to up-
uild which the South fought for four
years in ono of the bitterest struggles
of modern times, and these volumes,
which tell the story of his career,
form also the mo&t perfect history of
the Southern States, the most com
pete exposition of their political and
social Rtatus which has ever been
published. Before his death Jeffer
son Davis contemplated an autobiog
raphy which should place his career,
his character, and his public acts be
fore the world in their true light. He
prepared many notes and memoran
da, collected many letters and docu
ments, and had made some progress
in the work when it was cut short by
his death. He left it, however, in
such shape that Mrs. Davis was en
abled to proceed with and complete
an undertaking n the lines laid
down by her husband. The work may
therefore be said to be largely autobi
ographical, and Mrs. Davis has wise-
y made use of Mr. Davis's own let
ters or memoranda wherever the
scope ana aim or trie wont would
best b furthered thereby. But her
own part of the two large volumes is
a splendid performance, proving the
xissession of rare historic genius, dis
crimination, and literary and editori
al powers, not only altogether excep
ional among women, but remarkable
even among trained biographers. The
extracts given below will illustrate
the character of the work.
Volume i. includes the period of
Mr. Davis's life up to his retirement
from the Senate. A comprehensive
sketch of his ancestry and boyhood is
given. Volume I., pp. 3-5.
'Shortly before his last journey to
Briarfield he dictated to a friend an
account of bis ancestry and early boy
hood. Three brothers came to Ameri
ca from Wales in the early part of
the eighteenth century. They settled
n Philadelphia. The youngest of
the brothers, Evan Davis, removed
to Georgia, then a colony of Great
Britain. He was the grandfather of
Jefferson Davis. He married
widow, whose lamily name was
. . .
Emory. By her he had one son,
Samuel Davis, the father of Jefferson
In reference to his marriage with
the daughter of General, afterward
President Taylor, Mr. Davis wrote
Vol. I., p. 1G2:
"In 183") I resigned from the army
and Miss Taylor being then in Ken
tucky with her aunt the oldest sis
ter of General Taylor I went thither
and we were married in the house
of her aunt, in the presenceof Genera
Taylor's two sisters, of his oldest
brother, his son-in-law, and many
others of the Taylor family "
Speaking of Mr. Davis' entry into
political life, Mrs. Davis says, Vol. I
"ine suddenness with which my
husband sprang at once into the
political arena, and found his ad
herents ready armed to cooperate
with or follow him, has often been
matter of surprise. Perhaps it was
the years of continuous study and
calm comparisons of opinion with a
wise and prudent man like his elder
brother, which gave him the certain
ty of thought that led to the fluency
that flows from it."
Mr. Davis's brilliant career in Con
greys was interrupted by the call to
arms. Vol. I., p. 216
"Finally the war long threatened
had been in due form declared be
tween the United States and Mexi
co. As the summer advanced the
'dreadful call' came from Mississippi
for Mr. DavK to command the First
Mississippi Regiment, which was or
ganized at Vicksburg, and had elect
ed him the colonel. Ho eagerly and
In summing up the many services
rendered by Mr. Davis when Secre
tary of War, a writer in a Northern
paper says, Vol. I., p. f)2'J:
"He revised the Army Regula
tions; he introduced light infantry, or
the rifle system of tactics; he caused
the manufacture of rifles, muskets,
and pistols, and the use of the Minie
ball; bo induced the addition of four
regiments to the army, and organized
a cavalry service peculiarly adapted
to the wants of the country; he aug
mented the sea-coast and frontier de
fences of the country, and bad the
western part of tho continent ex-
ilorod for scientific, geographical, !
and railroad purposes."
The withdrawal of Mr. Davis from
the United States Senate is told in his
own words. Vol. I., pp. (iS7-(i!)!).
"In the action whieh she then took,
Mississippi certainly b id no purpose
o levy war against fie United
States, or any of them. As her sena-
or, I endeavored plainly to state her
ositioii in the remarks addressed to
the Senate in taking leave of tho
"Inexpressibly sad he left the
chamber, with but taint hope, and
that night I heard the often-reiterated
prayer. 'May God have us in His
uily keeping, and grant that before
it is too late peaceful councils may
Volume II. of the "Memoir" con
tinues the story of Mr. Davis's career
after his resignation from the Senate
and his return to Mississippi, and in
cludes the momentous period of his
presidential incumbency, the Civil
War, his arrest and Imprisohment.and
closes with his death. This volume
is rich in autobiographical material,
Mr. Davis's letters, official documents,
orders connected with the movements
of the Confederate armies, and other
matter of especial historical value as
coming from Mr. Davis's own hand.
Mrs. Davis has wisely elaborated this
wirtlon of the "Memoir," and has
collected an immense mass of data
from sources hitherto unsuspected. It
is this volume especially which will
command universal attention and no
doubt occasion much controversy, in
asmuch as many actors in the great
drama on both sides are set In a new
Hnd frequently unfavorable light. In
this particular Mrs. Davis has felt it
to be her duty to her husband's
memory and to herself as a historian
to "nothing extenuate and set down
naught in malice"; and however hot
the controversy this volume may
cause, in the end it can only work for
good as violent thunder-storms clear
Whatever may bo the politics or
sectional feeling of those who read
these remarkable volumes, there can
be but one opinion as to their histori
cal value, or as to the Impress they
must make upon the literature of the
century. While it cannot be hoped
that the passions and prejudices of the
struggle have wholly vanished, dur
ing the twenty-five years which have
elapsed since the echoes ot the last
cannon-shot died away, sufficient cool
judgment has supervened to admit of
this "Memoir" being received as a
most important contribution to the
story of our great and now perma
nently cemented Union.
Washington, D. C. May 4, 180 1 .
Secretary Foster's recent alleged free
and frank discussion of the condition
of the Treasury of the United States
is the forerunner of some republican
juggling with the figures purporting
to represent the condition of the
Treasury that will probably take
place as soon as Mr. Harrison returns
to Washington, that is, in tho next
statement of the public debt, which
will be made public June 1. Mr.
Foster proposes to change the
furm of that statement, for the
evident purpose of showing u
fictitious amount of cash avail
able. It will not bo the first
time by many that the conditon of
the Treasury department has been
falsified by official figures. Old timers
recall the Congressional investigation
which brought out the fact that dur
ing one year, 1870, 1 think, nine of the
Treasury ledgers showed 2,527 eras
urcs, and that several entire leaves
were cut out of two ledgers, all caused
by the efforts to make the books ac
cord with the falsified statements pre
pared to mystify the public.
shouldn't wonder if the House of the
Fifty-second Congress didn't do
little investigating of Mr. Foster's
The Treasury department offers to
send all the small silver that the
banks in any section of tho country
will take, free of carriage, which,
the banks take any considerable
quantity, will bo a mighty fat thing
for the United States express compa
ny, of which ex-Senator ("me too"
Ton. Piatt, of New York, is the con
trolling spirit. Perhaps Mr. Foster
did not think of benefitting the New
York republican boss when he hatch
ed up tins scheme, and then again
perhaps he did. This mixing of bus'
iness mid politics is a striking trait of
the republican party.
l his same thing, mixing business
and politics, has brought about n dis
agreement between Secretaries Blaine
and Foster. Mr. Blaine doesn't want
the catching of seals stopped for :
year, because a number of his per
sonal friends, including "Steve" EI
kins, have Invested their money
the North American Pur con
which is the present owner of the J
sealing privileges in B.'hring Sea, j
and Mr. Foster, who believes the!
seals are about to be exterminated,
would like to have it stopped. In
the meantime the British Minister is I
insisting that Mr Blaine do some-I
thing definite. Taken altogether
this matter is in a very interesting
stuge ami it will surprise no one here
it it develops some highly sensation
al features before long.
The payments on account of the
Direct tax act to date amount to $!,
181,734,80. The presence of three candidates
for Speaker Messrs. McMillin of
ennessee, Bynuni of Indiana, and
Springer of Illinois made a good
deal of talk around the hotels during
the last two days. Mr McMillin has
been traveling in the Eastern States
for several weeks and I am told bv a
friend of his that he secured pledges
of support from quite a number of
tepresentatives in that section. I
hear that Kerr, of Pennsylvania, has
a dead cinch on the Clerkship of the
louse, having received pledges
enough to make his nomination by
the caucus certain. I am inclined to
think though many of these pledges
are contingent upon the election of
Representative Edmunds, of Vir
ginia, who is a democrat Farmer's AI-
iance man, was In town long enough
Saturday to commit himself to Crisp
The oddest freak in the way of a
rumor that has turned up here for
some time was the one that was
hatched ouf, appatently from no
where, Saturday afternoon, to the
effect that Mr. Harrison had some
where, at sometime, intimated to
somebody that he did not think that
the bench ought to be constructed on
a pronounced political basis, and that
he proposed appointing three or four
democrats when the nine new Unit
ed states circuit uourt uages were
named. That's very rich! When
Mr. Harrison nominates a democrat
to a judgeship fhe millenium will
certainly have arrived, and as far as
th strongest glass can see there are
no signs of it yet.
It is expected that the National As
Hociation of Democratic Clubs, which
its Secretary tells me, is booming,
will shortly establish permanent
neatiquaners in this city, and it is
Imped that the National committee
will do likewise.
When Secretary Proctor goes into
the Senate I shall not be surprised to
see two new cabinet officers, as it is
known that Secretary Noble would
gladly lay down his portfolio if he
could get one of the new judgeships,
and that Mr. Harrison would liko to
have a better politician at' the head
of the Interior department.
Death of Mr. Charlie Clark.
Mr. Charlie Clark died at his home
in the north part of this county on
Sunday morning April 2Gth and was
buried at Pino bluff on Monday
April 27th, a large concourse of peo'
pie followed his remains to the grave.
He was one of Warren County's best
and most substantial citizens. His
character was unblemished, he was a
model for the young of his country,
was liked aud respected by all his
friends, who were many in number.
Mr. Clark was a true worker in the
cause of education, and took great
interest in teaching the young. We
fully symyathize with the bereaved
brothers' sisters and mother. But we
should not mourn tho loss of one who
has followed the foot prints of Jesus,
one who has passed from this world
of vice, trouble, and trial to one
where sickness, trouble, and sorrow
never come, W. A. M.
The Germ Destroyer.
In the field of discovery and inven
tion, medicine has not kept pace with
surgery. That, perhaps, is natural;
servieo surgery is tho mechanical
branch of medicine. The general ac
ceptance of the gernt theory of dis
ease, however, opens a new' field for
medicine, and will take it completely
away from the mediicval supersti
tions that still cling to its skirts. And
yet medicine is not without its dis
coveries. It has long been known,
and the fact is now recognized wher
ever the test has been made, that
Swift's Specific (S. S. S.) will tlestroy
the germs of malarial disease, tho
microbes of skin disease, and the ba
cilli of contagious and other forms of
blood poisoning, ejects them from the
blood, and purifies and builds up the
system. Xo medical discovery of our
day has achieved such reinarknble
LADIES' FURNISHING GOODS.
Mits.lt A. Bridges
has personally selected and purchased
from the largest houses in Louisville, a large
and varied stock in all of the above Hues.
embracing all of the
in everything from n lane handkerchief to
a complete outfit for a lady's wardrobe.
MRS. PENCE, of Louisville, will have
charge of the trimming department again
MRS.CIIOXTOJf.au experienced dress
maker, will be in charge of that depart
ment. Prices for making dresses. $5 to $10.
A cordial invitation is extended to all the
ladies to (Mill ami examine uiv
New Spring Stock.
NOTICE is hereby given that I will open
ami hold au election at theCourthousp
iu McMinnville, Tenu., on
Ml TltlMV, MAY 0, 1891,
to fill the folic, wing offices :
One Mayor, to serve for the term of two
years; three Aldermen for two years: one
Alderman to till out the unexpired term of
A. It. Faulkner, resigned.
By order of the BoHrd.
II. P. MAXWELL,
Chancery Sale of House
P.. D. Ross et als., vs. Mary Jane Stubblcfield
BY written agreement of the parties to
this suit, ii tile in my oft'n-e, I will set
at the Courthouse floor in McMinnville, on
Monday, May 25th, 1891,
a bouse and lot situated on East Main or
Beershelia Street, iu McMinnville, Tenn.,on
South side of said street, fronting about 40
feet on said street, being the lot upon which
Sam Hopkins now lives. Terms of Sale, On
a redit of 6 and lSmonths, without the right
of redemption. This April 30th, 1891.
J. C. BILES. C. & M.
This fine young stallion will stund the
present season at Ewing Grizzle's stable in
Pleasant Cove, 9 miles East of McMinnville,
and will serve marcs at $7.50 to insure live
colt, payable w hen colt is foaled or property
All possible cure will be taken to
prevent necldenf a, but no lia
bility for any that may oec nr.
DESCRIPTION and PEDIGREE:
FLKKT is a dark bay, of fine form and
limb, 16 hands high, G years old and weight
1200 younds. Ho combines both saddle and
harness qualities to a remarkable degree.
FLEET was sired by Granville P., 1st dam,
Wausic, a marc sired by French's Morgan
horse; 2d Dam, Nellie, sired by a thorough
bred Kentucky trotter, Old Pilot; 3d Dam
was brown mare bv a Mormon horse ; 4th
Dam. a mare sired ly Ben Lane's imported
race horse, Felix Grundy.
Season to begin March 20th, and end Julv
&25.00 IX lREIU.MK-$7.50 for besi
horse colt, $5.00 for second best ; $7.60 for
best maro colt, $5.00 for second best. We
will pay the above premiums on Fleet's colts
of this year's get, to bo shewn on Square in
McMinnville the 1st Mouday in Sept. 1802.
F. S. & EWING GRIZZLE,
THIS fine Imported Jack will make the
present season at Smartts Station, and
be allowed to serve mares ot the low price of
!kS OO to insure.
is black with mealy points, H54' hamNbigh,
eti longand heavy, with line large bone,
Mini aspkudid foal getter.
ill accident at ownejV riak.
F. 6. SMARTT & CO.