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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE-SATO 1; 1 1 ,W JUNE 20, ,89,
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CiiantellohS. A. Key died at
his home in Chattanoocra at 3:30
o'clock last Sunday afternoon.
Premier McDowell has gone on
a missionary tour for the sub-treasury
scheme into Mississippi.
Nothing short of a positive refusal
to accept will prevent the next He
publican National convention from
nominating Blaine for President.
Our last Legislature passed a law
making three wires a legal fense.
We would like to know if this isn't
equal to a hog law in any town in
The death of Chancellor Key seta
another plate of chicken pie before
the Governor to be passed around to
some friendly hayseeder like farmer
The Republican State convention
of Ohio this week, in the platform
adopted, strongly endorsed President
Harrison's administration, the Mc-
Kinley tariff bill and the late unla-
mented Congress in general.
The newspapers are reviving the
talk of an extra session of the Legis
lature again. The Nashville Banner
thinks it will certainly be called to
meet in September. So far the Gov
t'rnor has had nothing to say on the
The West Tennessee Whig esti
mates that the strawberry crop of
West Tennessee this year, distributed
$211,340.80 in that section, $84,G1G.32
of which wa3 paid to pickers. The
total shipments amounted to 170,218
crates. That beats raising cotton
Wm. McKinley, of tariff bill
fame, was nominated for Governor
of Ohio by the Republican convex
tion of that State last Wednesday.
This honor was bestowed by acclama'
tion, but he won't find it so easy
netting: elected. The Democrats of
that State firmly believe they can
re-elect Gov. Campbell.
The Nashville Herald has inter
viewed. Congressman Richardson
upon the sub-treasury matter, and
this is what it learned regarding his
views upon that question :
It will be observed that Mr. Rich'
ardson is in perfect harmony with
Tennessee's chief magistrate.
As a newspaper the Nashville
American soars away up among the
stars in Southern journalism, and as
an upper-case democratic political or
gan.it is some pumpkins, but the
American's great forte is giving opin
ions on religious, church, and theolog
ical matters. What the editor' of the
American thinks he don't know
about these weighty problems would
not fill the first pace of the smallest
"The Governor said he was unal
terably opposed to bringing the sub'
treasury scheme into the platform of
the Democratic party in Tennessee."
The above is from a Chattanooga
special to the American. No doubt
the Governor would like very much
for the platform of the Democratic
party in Tennessee to let the sub
treasury scheme pass again, and thus
give him a chance to dodge the ques
tion, as lie did in the last campaign,
-hould he be renominated. The next
Democratic Slate convention may
pas it again, but we don't think so.
"Under the constitution," says Su
preme Judge Snodgrass, "congress
has the right to impose taxes on the
people to pay debts, and. otherwise
meet the honest demands of the
government, but it has no right to
impose taxes to enable itself to loan
money, or to go in partnership with
anybody in any private enterprise."
The Judge is right. Sub-treasury
and land-loan schemes are entirely
without the province or the govern
ment, and find no authority in the
federal constitution. West Tenn.
The Whig is in error, however, in
crediting these expressions to Judge
Snodgrass. The quotations are from
a letter recently written by Congress
man II. C. Snodgrass to the Chatta
In declaring his opposition to the
sub-treasury plan, Congressman Clay
Evans clearly ana succinctly gives
the reasons tor the faith that is in
him. All of Tennessee's Democratic
Congressmen have spoken out on this
question and all of them are against
It except Ilice Pierce, who favors It,
and James D. Iticpardson who is
such an artful dodger it is difficult to
place him. Knoxville Tribune.
The Tribune man should post him
self a little better on the political situ-
tion in this District. "Congressman
Clay Evans" is now a back number.
and is not to be mentioned in the
same category withTennessee's Dem
ocratic Congressmen. Evidently the
Tribune intended to say Congress
man Snodgarss, instead of Evans.
A New York dispatch published in
the Memphis Commercial gives what
Eurports to bean interview witn uov.
iuchanan, in which he is made to say
that "the time has come when Dem
ocrats South and West can force their
party to adopt free silver, free trade
and the sub-treasury scheme. If they
cannot do this 1 cannot answer for the
results in the South." We do not be
lieve that Gov. Buchanan said this.
It is not consistent with his policy
since he has been Governor to give
any such views, and in our opinion
the Commercial's correspondent nas
unintentionally misquoted him.
Like the American, "We do not
believe that Gov. Buchanan said
this."' We believe the expression
represents the Governor's views ex
actly, but we think he is too much of
a clam to say so. It is exactly in
line with the views expressed by Mr.
Buchanan before he became Govern
or, and "his policy since he has been
Governor" has not been such as to
indicate a change of heart.
Since the above was put in type,
we notice that Gov. Buchanan has
been interviewed again atChattanoo
ga, and says he never expressed him
self to any reporter m New York on
the sub-treasury scheme. We note
also that ho failed to express himself
on the scheme in the Chattanooga
Educating tile Negro.
"The great difficulty with the edu
cation ot the negro rafe in the
South," says a Southern man, "is
that the young negroes who receive
a first-class education co North and
engage in business. Theoretically
they should assist in the education of
the negroes or the couth, but they
do not do so. There are very few
negro missionaries in the South, and
comparatively few colored teachers
In fact, colored teachers, as a rule,
are not successful in the South. A
negro who is prepared to teach or
preach is regarded by the ignoran
blacks as a 'stuck-up' individual, and
they do not take kindly to him
They acknowledge the superiority of
the whites; however, without ques
tion, and the chief educational work
among the negroes of the South to
day is accomplished by white mis
sionaries from the North. And the
work must be left in their hands for
several generations, at least.' It
impossible at present lor the negro to
educate the negro."
We clip the above lrom the "Scien
title Department" of the Toledo
Blade. It might be taken as a bri
liant specimen of the science of lying
if it did not display such dense igno'
ranee. The persistence with whic
the liiade ana other such bitter par
tisau sheets continue to publish sue
rot as the above might be a source of
annoyance to the Southern people,
the statements were not so supremely
ridiculous as to excite merely a
smile of amusement.
Merchants and manufacturers are
expected to be present in full force at
the mass meeting of business men
Friday night at the Commercial Club.
A general discussion of the proposi
tion to arrange a series of fetes this
fall and to bring here' several thou
sand merchants from the territory
tributary to Nashville will be in or
der, alter which committees to work
up the enterprise will be appointed.
The program for this fall as outlined
by the club is elaborate, and there is
no time to be lost in getting to work,
livery wholesale mercantile and
manufacturing firm, it is hoped, will
be represented at the Friday night
meeting. Nash ville American.
These fetes, free railroad tickets,
etc., to get merchants to Nashville,
are all very nice, but what Nashville,
needs to attract wholesale buyers is a
few wholesale home. Hundreds of
merchants pass right on through
Nashville to St. . Louis, and other
cities to buy their goods simply be
cause Nashville merchants do not of
fer either stocks or prices to tempt
them. The solvent merchants of the
large towns in Nashville's territory,
who either discount their bills or
meet them promptly when due, will
continue to go through Nashville to
other cities for their stocks as long as
they can buy goods from five to
wenty per cent cheaper by doing so.
Nashville merchants must learn to
compete with her rivals in prices, as
well as in the distribution of free rail
road tickets, if they would hold the
trade of the best class of retail dealers
in Middle Tennessee.
" 'If the government should coin a
billion dollars of silver a day free for
Western mine owners, or to stack
up in its own treasury, how would it
hurt the larmers? it neither eats nor
drinks, and 'we fail to see' where it
would injure In any way the farming
and laboring interests."
"If there were billions coined free
and none of it got into circulation.
how would the farmer suffer that
has nothing to sell, and will not prob
ably come, into contact 'with it? We
would like to be enlighted. for at
present we are utterly unable to even
magine such a result from the free
coinage of silver."
"The principal reason that this
money is idle is because its owners
are not willing to part with it on rea
sonable terms, such as those who are
willing to use It can afford. Reason
able security could be given and the
entire amount placed in circulation
if the capitalist would content him
self with just toll, but they hold it
for some combination that will yield
them fifty or one hundred per cent,
and at the same time guarantee them
We clip the above items from the
replies of our neighbor, the New Era,
to an editorial in the Standard of
ast week regarding the free coinage
craze.. We have published througn
these columns during the last four or
five months a number of opinions and
arguments from able financiers show-
ng how and why free and unlimited
coinage of silver will injure the farm-
ng and laboring classes, by driving
gold out of circulation, and thus vio
lently contract the volume of curren
c.v. instead of expanding it, as the
advocates of the measure claim.
Free and unlimited coinage of silver
will depreciate the value of this
money to its intrinsic worth, and the
laborer is not at all likely to get an
advance in his wage3 to balance the
decreased purchasing power of the
money he will be paid in. While
capital is frequently very oppressive,
any unsettling of the financial system
of the country only tends to intensify
the oppression. Free coinage would
create a disturbance in our monetary
matters from which the country
would not recover fof years, and the
farmers, laborers and poorer classes
would be the greatest sufferers.
The Era complains that the owners
of money are not willing to part with
it on reasonable terms, reasonable
security, just toll, etc., "but they
hold it for some combination that
will yield them fifty or one hundred
per cent." The Era for the last few
weeks has been laying great stress
upon the policy of reasoning with
the farmers and dissatisfied classes
The Era ought to take some of its
own medicine, and be a little more
reasonable and temperate in its ex
pressions of opinion regarding money
and its owners. The farmer and
laborer will not be benefitted in the
least by creating a prejudice in his
mind against capitalists and bauks
The Era seems to be laboring under
the delusion that every man who
has been successful in accumulating
money has thereby become the natur
al enemy of the farmer or man who
has to borrow. We do not know
what the Era's ideas of "reasonable
security" are, but judging from its
expreased opinions on financial mat
ters in general, they must be rather
loose ones, and very unsound ones to
bank upon. As to "just toll," money
can be had in abundance at rates
ranging all the way from four to ten
per cent per annum, and certain New
York banks have offered to carry the
Government's bonds at two per cent
But the man who has money to lend
wants gilt-edge security, and he cer
tainly cannot be blamed for this
Any individual or institution lend
ing out money would be foolish not
to require a guarantee of absolute
safety. Any other policy would soon
bankrupt the individual or institu
tion. Absolute security is a more
important item to the money lenders
than the rate of interest. We would
like for the lira to point out some of
"the combinations that will yield fifty
or one hundred per cent." If the
Era fan find any of tiieu1 combina
tions which can guarantee one-fourth
of fifty per cent, we ran find plenty
of money anxious to take all the
CHATTANOOGA WILL CELEBRATE.
Grand Preparations for the Fourth of
July, Immense Parade, Military
Drill, Tournament, Fire
Extensive arrangements are being
made for a Fourth of July celebra
tion at Chattanooga. It will begin
on the night of the 3rd at the Taber
nacle with speeches and music in cel
ebration of the opening of the Chat
tanooga Southern Railroad. The
programme for the Fourth is large
and varied, and everybody will find
something in it to make them happy.
any in the morning, the Modocs
and the Horribles, headed by the cel
ebrated Belshazzer Band, composed
of female figures, will begin the per
formance, preparatory to the grand
parade. This procession will include
the military, secret societies, Feder
ation of Trades with floats, represent-
ng the various unions and their em
ployments, bicycles in line, war vet
erans, brass bands, etc., etc. Then
will follow races.at the driving park,
tournament, military parade on the
university grounds, labor union
demonstration on Cameran Hill and
other attractions, too numerous to
detail here. At night a military re
ception and ball will be given at the
Stanton House, while Cameron Hill
will be aglow with fire works- A
arge amount of money will be ex
pended in providing free ice water
and comforts for the thousands of vis
itors who will be present. Special
trains win run on ail railroads and a
half fare rate has been secured to all
points. Our readers should make
their arrangements to attend, as we
have no doubt this will be the grand
est Fourth of July demonstration
ever witnessed in the South.
A Little List.
The Chicago Globe thus partially
enumerates the sins, crimes, scandals,
mistakes and troubles of the Harrison
administratidn : "A billion dollar
Congress; Czar Reed; a pension office
scandal under Corporal Tanner: a
thieving tariff ; an empty Treasury;
American tin works to find; a pen
sion office scandal under Green B.
Itaum; a Treasury Department charg
ed with conspiring with bank presi
dents and cashiers to rob depositors;
the pleasure of having a United States
Senator vindicate himself on the
floor of the Senate of the charge of
robbing a State Treasury; a silver
ring scandal; a postmaster who paid
$100,000 to become one of the elect; a
son who runs largely to lungs; a clos
ed season for the benefit of the North
American Seal" Fishing Company; an
Indian war; a pain."
So powerful is human iustinct that
some of its suggestions become em
bodied in social and household cus
toms. The people know and feel that
at the beginning of tho spring season
the system needs an alterative and a
purifying tonic and'stimulant. In all
parts of the country it is the custom
for the housewife to dose her brood
with sassafras tea. Among the sim
ple remedies that our ancestors em
ployed, this decoction has continued
to hold its own. The demand for a
spring alterative and tonic, however,
is filled more efficaciously by S. S.
S., which is itselt as simple as na
ture's remedial medicine should be.
It purifies the blood, cleanses and
strenghtens the system, and prepares
the human machine to stand the
wear and tear of the summer months.
What They are Good For.
The English sparrows are generally
condemned by the public at large,
but people connected with the Uni
versity have found out that they are
good for something. The electric
light in Stewart Hall attracts bugs,
flies, etc., by the wholesale at night,
and many of them are killed and fall
to the floor. Instead of paying some
one to sweep them out, the windows
of the hall are opened in the morning
and the sparrows go in and clean up
every insect found. This has been
kept up until the birds swarm around
tho windows every morning waiting
for some one to admit them.
The following is the personnel of
the private land claims court : Chief
Justice, J. M. Heed, of Iowa. Asso
ciate Justices, W. II. Stone, of Colo
rado; II. C. Sluss, of Kansas; T. C.
Fuller, of North Carolina, and W.
W. Murray, of Tennessee. Two of
these are democrats.
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