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The Nashville Banner is zealously
advocatinc the re-establishment of
the whipping post for the punish,
ment of criminals in Tennessee.
Quay and Dudley, chairman and
treasurer respectively of the National
Republican Executive Committee,
both resigned at a meeting of tho
committee held in Washington on
There is some talk of impeach
ment proceedings being instituted
before the Legislature against Chan
cellor Henry II. Gibson of Knox-
ville, who made a rather revolu
tionary public speech during the
recent mine troubles.
Tjii: Nashville Herald, which has
been pouring hot shot into McDowell
nearly every day for several weeks,
is as dumb as an oyster since Mc
Dowell's last reply to the American.
Does the Herald sneeze only when
the American takes snuff?
There is a strong probability of
our convict lease system
mitted to the courts for adjustment.
Memphis and Knoxville lawyers are
now investigating the case to see if
there are not grounds upon which the
lessees can be enjoined from sublet
ting the convicts.
If wheat doesn't reach the dol
lar mark before frost, figures on the
world's crop are greatly at fault. If
reports as to the foreign demand
which will be made on the United
States prove correct, we believe
wheat will command $1.25 per bushel
before another crop is made.
The Weekly Toiler, in its issue of
July 22d, among a lot of cullings from
the state press regarding McDowell,
credits the Standard with two
items which never appeared in this
paper, editorially or otherwise. This
is rather a careless manner of mak
ing up testimony for McDowell to
say the least of it.
The American could have rested
very easily upon its honors had it
been as successful in showing up Mc
Dowell's Arkansas record as the Ban
ner has been in showing up the
American's record of dealing with
McDowell. Sub-treasury eggs won't
hatch out democratic chicks, and it's
an ugly brood that is now coming
home to roost in the American's hen-
uounty courts should see to a
more rigid enforcement of the law
requiring mile posts to be erected
along all public roads, and sign
boards at crossing, or forks. There
lias been a law on our statute books
for several years requiring mile posts
and sign boards to be erected, but it
lias been almost totally disregarded
by road overseers. It is a good law
and should be fully complied with.
Fkom every portion of the State
come suggestions for working the
convicts on the public roads, and if
the extra session of tho Legislature
can devise some plan by which it can
be economically done, the trouble
over the lease system may be ended
It is sheer folly to talk about abolish
ing the lease system until some em
ployment is found for the convicts by
which they will not be a burden to
the tax payers of the State. It would
cost the State several hundred thous
and dollars to erect buildings to house
fifteen hundred convicts and work
them in confinement, and the great
f rouble of their conflict with free la-
bor would still not be overcome.
Each county In the State can well
afford to build a work house, and can
use its convicts to good advantage on
the public roads.
Gov. Buchanan succeeded in
briging about an amicable adjustment
of the trouble with the coal miners in
East Tennessee last Friday evening.
On the Governor's promise to con
vene the Legislature in extra session
at an early date and submit the
whole question of penitentiary, lease,
removal-, etc., to that body, the
miners agreed to suspend hostilities
and allow the convicts to go back to
workjat Briceville unmolested. The
military companies left Knox
ville Saturday, reaching their homes
the following day. The Governor
has announced that he will convene
the Legislature not . later than the
15th of August. About three hun
dred convicts have been sent to Brice
ville, and there is a general feeling
through East Tennessee that there
will be more trouble, as it is feared
that the Legislature cannot relieve
THE AMERICAN AND McDOWELL.
The Nashville American devoted
four pages last Sunday to a second
grand onslaught upon John II. Mc
Dowell. It appeared this time to
have McDowell cornered, sure. The
charges against him were made
stronger than before, and were sus
tained by evidence and statements
which it seemed he could not possi
bly answer or refute, yet in a five-
column article in Tuesday's Banner
McDowell glides out as smoothly as
an eel would move through a pool of
slimy water. The American of
Wednesday had not a w.ord to say
regarding McDowell's second defense
It seems to have been perfectly
dumbfounded at the ease with which
he slipped from the grasp or its nu
merous charges. If the evidence,
statements, and arguments which
have so far have been, offered by both
sides were submitted to a disinterest
edjury, we are inclined to think
their verdict would be favorable to
McDowell. Y e do not doubt for a
moment that the American's charges
against McDowell are true, and
could be proven in a court of justice,
but he is too shrewd to give the
American a chance to do so. The
issue has been an unfortunate one for
the American, has done McDowell
no harm he had nothing to lose
and has certainly done the Democrat
ic party in the State no good.
County Jail Prisoners.
Washington, July 28. A census
bulletin issued today shows the num
ber of prisoners in the county jails of
Tennessee to be G54, against 484 ten
years ago. The proportion to poo
ulation is 370 in each million now
and was 313 in each million in 1880,
Of the total number in the jails of
the State 373 were colored, of which
281 were pure-blooded negroes, and
59 mixed with white blood. Only
of the entire G54 were foreign born.
Lewis County reports that it has no
iail. and the following counties re
port no prisoners in their jails: Ben
ton, Bledsoe, Chester, Clay, Cumber
land, Decatur, DeKalb, Dickson
Fentress, Henderson, Humphreys
James, Macon, Meigs, Moore, Perry
Sequatchie, Trousdale and Union.
Of the total number in the jails
the State, sixty-seven, or about
per cent., are females, twenty-five
that number being colored.
Sam Jones Egged.
Houston, Tex., July 29. While
preaching to a large audience here to
night, and when in the middle
his discourse, some people on the out
side turned out the lights and rotten
egged Bev. Sam Jones and his aud
ence, most of whom were ladies
There is great indignation lelt and
trouble may ensue.
Hog Cholera in Iowa.
Waterloo, Iowa, July 2!). Ho
are dying in great numbers from
cholera in the south part of this coun
ty. All the same localities suffered
severely from ravages of the disease
last spring. Many farmers' herds
have been entirely depleted, the loss
of young pigs being large.
An anti-sub-treasury alliance State
convention for Mississippi has been
called to meet at Jackson August l'.l.
The question of building a mam
moth steel mill at Birmingham is
being vigorously advocated in that
The State Democratic Executive
Committee of Alabama has issued an
address urging the organization of
Democratic clubs in every voting
precinct in the State.
Washington, July 27, 1891.
There is no longer room for doubt
that Mr. Blaine's friends propose
making war upon Mr. Harrison's
candidacy. They have come to the
conclusion that there is no other way
of silencing the masked batteries of
the Harrison forces which have been
persistently shelling Blaine at every
opportunity. A republican whose
relations to the republican machine
are intimate and influential said to a
republican friend here: "Blaine
doesn't want the nomination, and he
is perfectly willing that Harrison
shall havo it ; but his friends are not.
They have received but little recog
nition from Harrison, and that little
under protest, during his first admin-
stration, and they know that they
may expect less should he be again
elected ; therefore they propose tak
ing the matter in their own hands by
seeing that Blaine is nominated,
even if it is against his wishes."
This movement is the direct out
come of the belief that there has been
a systematic effort on the part of Mr.
Iarrison's immediate family and
close friends, first to belittle the
work which Mr. Blaine has done
as Secretary of State, and later
to drive hfru out of public life by
misrepresenting the state of his
health, and it is difficult to find an
intelligent man in Washington, no
matter what his political opinion
may be, who does not believe that
Mr. Harrison was fully cognizant of
what was being done, notwithstand
ing his profession of the most cordial
friendship for Mr. Blaine.
Treasury department officials seem
to have no difficulty in interpreting
the law just as the leaders of the re
publican party wish it interpreted.
A case in point is the decision of the
Commissioner of Immigration that
skilled tin-plate workers may be
brought to the country under con
tract without violating the law. Such
a decision was necessary in order to
bolster up the manufacture of tin
plate, which has grown so rapidly,
on. pa per, since the McKinley bill
became a law, and it was promptly
given, on the ground, to quote the
official language of the Commission
er, that "the law plainly intended
that skilled labor may be imporrefl
into the United States to do the work
of an industry not yet established,
provided skilled workmen in that
industry cannot be found among our
own" people." If that be the proper
construction of the alien contract law
it is now in order for the Chicago
merchant to enquire why he was
compelled to send the two Japanese
jinritska men back to Japan. That
would certainly have been a new
The continued absence of Commis
sioner Itaum from his post of duty is
exciting much unfavorable comment.
Up to July 1, he had been away from
his office 240 days, and on the 3d ot
the month he went away and has
not yet returned. All this time he is
supposed to be devoting to his pri
vate business while he draws a sala
of $C).000 a year to devote his time to
the business of the Pension bureau ;
but it may be set down as certain
that his superior officers believe that
he is also doing some work for Mr.
Harrison among the old soldiers, or
he would not be allowed to spend so
much time away from his office.
A number of republicans of prom
inenco have been trying to persuade
Indian Commissioner Morgan to re
verse his recently announced anti
Catholic pelicy in running the Indian
schools ; they told him that his ac
tion would cost the republican party
thousands of Catholic votes, and that
it was not justified by the facts,
which show that much good has been
done in the Indian country by Cath
olic priests and schools, but he con
tinues obstinate, and has intimated
that hrs course is fully approved of
by the administration.
According to a story told here a
committee of republicans of Phila
delphia Wfnt to Cape May Point a
few days ago for the purpose of sug
gesting to Mr. Harrison the advisa
bility of his getting rid of 'Mr. Wan-
amaker, not because they believed
that gentleman to be dishonest, bul
because of his misfortune in having
been 011 such very friendly terms
with so many dishonest men. They
were told by Mr. Harrison that when
he needed their advice about his cab-,
inet he would send for them.
The awarding of the contract for
Cruiser number 13 to the Cramp's of
Philadelphia, by Secretary Tracy,
may raise a big row, as the price
which is td be paid !?2.i!K).0(M, was
not the bid of the Cramps, but of the
Bath Iron Works, of Maine. The
excuse for giving the work to the
Cramp's is that they have better fa-
cilities than the Maine concern.
A delegation from Mobile, Ala
bamti, headed by Representative
Clark, are trying to get Mr. Wana
maker to amend his advertisement
by including that city in the ports
from which the subsidized lines of
steamers shall run, but there is little
prospect of success. There are not
enough republican votes in Alabama.
An electric railway is to be built
connecting Memphis and Raleigh
Springs, a distance of nine miles.
Adjt.-Gen. Norman is collecting up
the arms of all disbanded military
companies throughout the State.
A charter was registered in tho
Secretary of State's office on the 19th,
for a new railroad from Nashville to
A cotton compress is being built at
Chattanooga, and tho' News sees a
great future before that city as a cot
L. II. Tower, a prominent citizen
of Chattanooga, dropped dead on the
street in that city from heart, disease
, The watermelon raisers around Tul
lahoma have formed a trust, rented a
room, and employed an agent to han
dle their entire crop.
. The postoffice at Nashville has
been promoted to the first-class rank,
and the salary of a number of the let
ter carries thereby increased.
Capt. Irby C. Stone died at his
home in Manchester last Saturday.
He was one of Manchester's leading
citizens, and was a veteran in the
The special train bearing the sol
dier boys home from Knoxville, was
run into by a lreight near Cleveland
last Saturday. Two of the soldiers
were slightly hurt.
The annual commencement exer
cist's of the University of the South,
Sewanee, began Wednesday, and
will continue until Thursday of next
The cost to the State of calling out
tho militia to suppress the rioting
miners in East Tennessee will be
somewhere between ten and twenty
The street car company at Mur-
freesboro has abandoned the business
and sold its track iron and equip
ments to North Carolina parties. The
patronage was not sufficient to justify
the company in continuing business
Senator Wm. B. Bate is confined to
his room in the Maxwell House at
Nashville with an attack of fever
While the attack will probably keep
him confined several weeks, no seri
ous consequences are feared.
The oil well at Tullahoma has
reached the depth to which the But
ler Land Co., contracted to sink it
1G00 feet and worked has been
suspended. It will have to be cased
the entire iuOU feet n carried any
The Y. M. C. A. gymnasium at the
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
is now complete, and is probably the
most thoroughly equipped institution
of the kind in the South. They have
the latest and most approved aparat
us fordeveloping every portion of the
Cor. Tullahoma Guardian: Mr. Bry
Fariss, a well-known gentleman who
lives five miles South of Tullahoma
on the Pylant Springs road, is the
proud owner of a marvelous growth
ot hair. His whiskers are lull six
feet long, and when combed out cov
er him- completely. His moustache
is three feet from tip to tip. Mr
Fariss is 55 years old.
The Dismal Swamp.
A correspondent of the New York
Evening Post, describing a trip to
tho Dismal Swamp of Virginia, says
one can look for miles down the ca
nal which passes through it and the
scene suggests the heart of Africa. A
solid wall of verdure is on either side
gum trees, wild magnolias, occa
sionally a juniper or a cypress and
always the burning sun above and
the strange black water below. Now
and then a shrill bird cry, now and
then a water snake, always the most
beautiful shadows and reflections.
Negro cabins occasionally, and
glimpses of wide clearings, and at
one of tjie locks a group of little
darkies with great bunches of water
lilies, making a most effective com
bination. Among thein is an ad
mirable young taterdennuion, who
has stuck on the side of his ragged
hat a single magniflcient lily, whose
whiteness shines, star-like, against
the black background of his woolly
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W. L. Kellv vs. William E. Williams.
V. h. Kelly having complained on oath,
that defendant is justly indebted to him,
and is-a non-resident of the State of Ten
nessee, and an original attachment having
been issued by me, and the same having
been retimed levied upon defendant's
property, and an order for publication hav
ing been made by me: now, therefore, in
pursuance of said order, this publication is
made, and the said defendant, Wm. E. Wil
liams, is required to appear before me at the
Courthouse, in McMinnville, Tenn., on
Saturday, August 8th, 1891,
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or the same will be proceeded with exparte.
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