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"oiniipss, lifti'Mi dollars, In aiKain'c: for State
iHirc, li'ii dollars; for count; hT.coh, live dollars.
The follov Iks arc ilic licm'UTnric ni'mimvs, sc
lei Icii !i prtiin'.i y i-lcc.i.i!i Myrclt H. Ik. for tlic
enuiitv rirticcs of i'.ciiton Co'.inl;,'. ;un' " cy should
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!,-or Count v .fii(!j.'(
b. c. scruggs.
Kor Count v Clerk :
W. A. STEELE, Jh.
I'or Circuit Clerk:
A r, BROOKS.
V. J. BARNES.
E.. G. FLOWERS.
l'or licistvar: i
J. T. BOWLES.
County Democratic Convention.
A county Democratic mass-meeting
is called to meet at the court
nouse, in Camden, at 12 o'clock m.,
tin: first Monday . in May next, to
tselect delegates to the GuVmato
sial Convention to be liolden in
SuKlivilli1 July 15li, to select a
County Executive (!oiiimittee, and
transact such oilier business that
CUfcy.come before it.
J. M. Lash lee,
' " ('bairnian.
Ell IDA Y, APJilL 2o, 1SS)0. '
ArK issue tins week the fir
v)-r of The (Usiden ''CjaokVLE.'
;i ' Ut will be. seen trVyt TiTe' CuRos te
; V nlhitten v.p ''ffchone-tu . ",oat-
l ' ,i .ffe':"iui '.'ijuaand on.lv ei
iVl " J" ' -ho conducted .n
"',;VT :tnd' always le full of news-
I ' f '' ' nVK esJ.)0(''ily"" nu vvill
l ;l 's .-ierh fur'thouolmildhiL' of Camden
id .Eonkai Couuty. We l)elieve
!utt "ourt peophy want a newpa-
er, and jve hope to have the liberal
lid: appreciative support of . the
'Oople of lienton County.
Hon. John M. Taylor.
, i .yiiiong tne many nooxe ami aoie
'prownlntivos of tin Democratic
party i n Teniu'Bsec who would make
i 1 1 11 1 11
J'Scelleni GovernorK and gain hon
yxs for the State and themselves if
ected to that high office, no one
fefyi kes oi r j udgem ent as 1 icing more
wrthy 'or competent tlmn Hon.
John M. Taylok, of Lexington.
His'fi christian gentleman, a man
ol uiKpmstioned ability, and an
jjpper 'case" Democrat. He has
Wico served the people of this, the
Eighth Cont rressional district in
lli lower house of the National
Congress, and his record is second
to no oiombor M ho las ever served
in that capacity from this State, or
any other as to that. "We favor
Hon. John M. Taylok first, last,
and all the' time before the con
Tontion, to meet at Nashville on the
.loth of July next, as the nominee
vf the ;trty for our n'.t Governor
"We will cheerfully support any man
the. convention may name, but in
1 ' our opinion John M. Taylor will
be the next Governor of Tennefise
!, . There will be a proity kettle of
4Va t fry in the llcpubUcancaiup
v . -t n niia iraJi? tin. i'iiIlC uiuiijr
I Vhe dutt
t X'iiei!uv n sugar and mak-
Me is a Leader!
Several of the great leading news
p:iifrs of the country are. saying
'ome very Jiard things about Seini.
Un (. Vlta y. Thee pa n' rs are bucked
by large capital, are perfectly re
sponsible for what they jtublish,
antl they invite prosecution on the
part of Mr. Qiuy. f he has Von
lilteledjiehas recourse to theconrl-s
to defend his character, lint so
far Mr. Qi'AY is silent. Even the
President lias intimated to him the
importance- of defending himself,
feud yet he is sikmt.
The. New York Times charges
Mr. Quay with having taken $200.
000 from the Slate treasury of
Pennsylvania to gamble in stocks,
and having lost it, was conMn plat -
ingsuieide when ?omeof his friends
came to his rescue uitd furnished'
tlie money neef ssary to refund the
amount of his embex.lement.
Again, while State treasurer, he
took 400,000 of the State's funds,
to gamble in stocks, nxid being suc
cessful in Iris operations, he re
funded to the treasury the embez
Ev(?ry day tin sepaicrsare bring
ing to light new rascalities perpe
trated by this mau, and it is said as
the leaders of the Republican party
were aware of these rascalities is t he
reason he was placed at the head of
the National Republican Commit
tee to bring success to the party in
the late Presidential election, as
they knew he was unscrupulous
enough to commit any rascality
to meet the end in view--to elect
-These exposures will not only
ruin Quay, and drive him into obi
scurity, but is a Eevere.rofl:ii(
on the fubniniotration..?' - )1
Autocrat Reed. : t . y
Autocrat :iloel evidently ill inks
that thf re is, no 'hereafter for him-
:Vlf and party.; . He lias tissumed
(more power than any Speaker the
House of -Eepi esentatives has ever
had or claimed, and his rulings are
unprecedented for their inconsist
ency. While he wields the gavel
he is smash i-gf the Democrats on
every occasion, regardless of, the
great damage he isj'doir,g the pub
lic service. He would involve the
country in untold misery and ruin
to satisfy his insane hatred of (;very
thing Democratic. He would sink
his own party into eternal oblivion
to momentarily crush his politi
cal enemies, but his war upon De
mocracy only unites and strength
ens the Democrats, while his unjust
ruling js demoralizing his party.
He is making a big'' club to break
his own head and that of his party.
That "Th all right, Mr. Rekd! We
nay, "go it, boots."
II. Clay Evans, 'in a letter to
1 ostmaster-General Wanajtakek,
charges CongTessman Enloe with
securing his seat by ballot-box stuf
fing. The idea of Mr. Enloe hav
ing to resort to such methods to
defeat Waruen Smith in the race
for Congress is supremely redicu
lous. The idea, to, of Mr. Evans
makifjg such a chaVge againstWuiy
one, when it hs Outgeneral belief
that Mr. Evans was elected through
1 il . l j V -li.-
irauu oi ine worst Type. Xjven a
leading Republ ican of Ch attain x gn,
a Mr. AVhitesides, gavV evidence
against Evans for btdlov-box stuf
fing. If Wh. Enloe don, "Trash
him up against Massa Tompkins!
door" in fine style, he will'tiot nj-
ceive Ins just deserts. ;
AN cifort will be made after; the
next census to increase the rltio
of apportionmentsoas to keep down
tne size of the House of Represen
tatives, which is considered some
what unwieldy already. At t lie las
cenbus the membership was fixed
at !i25. By the admission of the
four new States it has been in
ere.asi.Hl to 3;kjf and on admission of
Idaho and Wf miim? to statehood if
i will be till.fnrN.er inert r.ii'..7t,iii?W
The Democratic ticket, ft; repre
sentative and sterling one, has been
nominated, and now comes the work
of electing the. nominees. The task
should not b- a great one. The
same earnestness and unanimity
of sentiment and feeling thatchar
fletcri.ed the nomination at the re
cent primary of good and respected
citizens for the efiiees to be tilled,
if exerted in the intervening lime
between now and election day, will
accomplish the desired result. Let
all work together for the good of
the couuty and the nominees, and
the principles they represent shall
He Would Like to be Governor.
Jere "Baxter, of Nashville, is the
liveliest and most amusing of the
cand idates for Governor, He is not
only a good financier, but he hnsl
rece?itly embarked in the . stock-
raising busiucss and has really done
a great deal for Davidson County
in t his respect. He is quite a man
with a certain class ii Davidson
County, but how thicV he ' would
be if hammered out ty cover the
entire State of Ten lessee is quite
another matter. -s " Candidly speak
ing," said Mr. BAXTEr, m a recent
interview, " I should like to be Gov
enior." So would a number of other
men who have not the samc-imount
of frankness which ; Mr. lUXTEit
has, but the Democrats will not
make the fatal blunder of qmVrt-
ing any man njt eapa-bkrirf arous-"'
iitg its enthusiarmi and rallying the
Democray'at the polls.;
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vWest Tennessee's' Candidates.
A partial census, of the Demo
cratic 'candidates in Weist Tennes
see for. Governor has been taken,
and the list includes Hon. John M.
Taylor, Hon. Josiah Patterson,
and Hon. W. L, Clait. There are
some able men in the list, and one
thing to be said in its favor is that
they are Democrats, and the. elec
tion of any man included in it
would be in the nature, of promot
ing . men who have been tried in
inferior , offices, which is a safer
practice than exalting politicians
who have had no preparatory test
to places of less power and respon
sibility. Congress is one of the
best training , grounds for Gov
ernor, which fact strongly empha
sizes the candidacy of, Hon. John
M. Taylor and sustains the pre
vailing opinion that lie is eminently
fitted for the position and can carry
Tennessee by an unprecedented
Democratic Mass Meeting.
The chairman of the County
Democratic Executive Committee
has called a mass-meeting of the
Democratic party of Benton County
to meet at the court-house in Cam
den on the first Monday in May
next, which is next Monday week
This meeting is for the purpose of
selecting delegates to attend., the
Gubernatorial Convention to as
semble at the capitol in 'Nashville
Jl I"- ! 1 1.T1 1 II
on t lie Mm t av oi j uiv next: iiiso
to appoint a new County Executive
Committee, and to transact such
other business that legitimately be
longs to such mass-mooting.
We. admonish the Democracy of
the couuty of the supreme, import
ance of thorough organization of
the party, and insist that every
Democrat of Benton County who
can possibly attend, be prostmt and
assist in the business of the con
vention. The enemy is always em the alert.
Eternal vigilance is the price of lib
erty. Let 'us be vigilant, and al
ways be ready to overwhelm the
X'Thk Democrats of McMinn, Se-
qn.'ttchie,.Meigs, Grundy, ami-Van
BuVn counties, have instructed
v.tivtiH .jw-i-ni' tho com
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l - . i .. y
4il m Xf.'C" SkoiUA
iv ouciiiioii i il m A'l luoi.uti ie
s. : f n... :.?.
pally l lennessee is Jiereliy called
to rnet at 1ht (1aitol, in the city
of Ndshville, on Tuesday, July l"),'i
18D0, at 12 o'clock m., for the pur
pose of nominating a candidate for
Governor, and the transaction ofi
such other business as may b -brought
before it. The St ate Dem
ocratic Executive Committee rec
ommend that the rcsiiectivei coun
ties in the State appoint no greater
number of delegates than they tare
entitled to votes in the convent i'kui,
the basis beimr one vote for eveu'vJ
, ,. , ,. V,'lii?m
hundred lieinocratic votes ami ira
tion ovtr fifty cast at the November
Done at the city of Nashville by
authority of the State Democratic
Executive Committee, A pril 5$, 180.
Tnos. L. Williams,
J. D. McLix,
Floods in the Mississippi Valley.
The- Lower Mississippi River
Valley is submerged in water, in
duing great danger to life, and im
mense destruction of property. In
Bayou Sara, La., not a single house
is above water, and many people
are in tree-tops for" safety, v Gov-J
ernor N ichols,; of
viih ooais lo rescue inenvrom ineir
perilous positioiiiTlif hresent ilcnxl
of iHcMisiSHippi is, ie : greaU'sfc
forinany' years, l and he loss of
nvperty will be very reat. The
oss of life will probablj be light,
as former floods, has puthe peo
ple who live in districts subject to
annual floods, on their gucrtf torn
such danger. Even if this vpst
amount of water should quickly
lisappear, which is hardly probable
on account of continued rains, crop
prosjiocts this year in those regions
are gloomy in the extreme.
Undf.k the' editorship of iviNS
Dayls, the Athens Post comeoui
a Democratic paper. '(
Congressman IIouk 'lias )kvn
rimominated for Congress by tWUlfrtiCCidt-nt'ot-e'nrrt'tl. . ,
Republicans- of the second district.
Grundy and Van Biiren counties
have instructed delegated to the
Gubernatorial Convention .to vote
for Buchanan first and Baxter
secemu. , s
TllE Democrats of Haywood
County have nominated h
Green, one of the editors
s of' the
States-DenuK-rat, -ior. circuit vimrt
clerk, and Erank 1. BoSD for Con
gress.' '' . , -:' V.:'
Hon. Ja?jes D. Iu ciiAijisoN is
announceil as a cand idat ( for re
election ir the Fifth' Conressiojial
district. So far .as knov.'.he'' will
have no opponent in his jrt'i ty. ;,
Zack,." TjiomiON hst'iJirchased
of W.'" A. "Frost the helbyvilie
Gazette, and will eont'iue hn pub
lication at the nlktveLlece'The
Gazette, under t its nv iluinage
meut, will be Democrat' ;
'The Decatur, Chntttjiooga, and
New Orleans Railroad ioiisidered
a certainty.- Phigiue.e'rinve been
Vcid i ng tlu" route f remur-ll-viUe
Uf Jt-.tsliviHe, and woj is expee-ted
to be begun iirshi- ihno,:; .
Tin: Republicp of Benton and
Decatur (M.unti. favor, ,W. E.
Barer, of Hor 1 -y, n il.cir cani
Barer U a
can, and, :
' a.' : i'pnbli
i, is tleorvediy
jK)iular i t
of party. -
' :T C'if u ' live i
Con n f y..- tii 1 1 't 4 ! ; or i (i J' 1)
... .4- j.t . .i 1 r
("ri foil tl
l,or State ,
I OI H 4: V th j
crop of Obion CouVjv
;jsing. . (
'.-.Cj'op in the vii'inity of -x
ips to look disconr-
irmers are lnm.-h.
h-V't. vhuilr Nelll 'for,; fti
! "'-'i ll-ehwin. hus beeni' .:.
'1-uctor viii ; .
U" r, ......
1 i : ,
y s v'0etv"' i
Eriday, and the ejS-' ),!vl.f
car were derailed.
Oil the farm of L. A. S.' nXs , t,
2i miles norrh of Atwijotl".y,
County, on tlu )th, was ( itV-A
colt having tio legs. .It 1 V'ther
wi st pe r f e t i u f o n i i a nd s t ilN.i j iig.
While under the iiifiucnee VNif
whiskey, a shooting afi'ray took
place between William, Huberts I
and James Winston at Dukedom. 1
in Weakley . Ct mntA'AIv. -.
of la.st,vv"NoUody killed. J.t
Erankliu' circrflin, '
wllifchva9 way f rni Spring-
, , , Viii; ,..,, . i..wt i,
broken axle near Baker's Station,
on the southwestern elivision of the
Louisville and Nashville )last Eri
day, injuring four men. ; ,
The town ef Pa rseips, situated on
the Midland Railroad, a few, miles
west of the Tennessee Rive-.r, in
i a-iV . !
beh . -
ried to tin ;
- 'lisam- v
ei-,'. Ill, is If
Decatur County, is but one yearf ;
old, has two hundred inhabitan,1si) '
andmanybusinessciitorprxsey. ' ' .'
rapid growth is phonon-;euab' vj .
At Newport h-st Eriday, 7Ak.'
White, aged thirteen, aecideiHallyj..
shot .ShellJjAigt-irmrt..;.V -
ITTrT L ih:' hvi-i v, iiii a Zl c::l
j-..n..l. TiiC balb.'aftVp-
fth .v-,v--. ,.i..'i;w injiiii.gr-ry' where
Lee E. Wilson, representative in
the legislature, and his father, were-. . .
arrest-eel at Shelby villi Saturday,. :i
on indictments charging them with
h ay i n g seen rexl by f raudi de'nbmem's' vk. ,
the annulment of marriages ciuered ; P
into liy wihliei-a'.' wklrr, wu theii' ' ;
liaving( them rei,fs)ated on tltv Vni- : ;. Ij
'icd 'SU.tc'.'l',ni.'u rells.-' v. ;"
V''. , Circuit Court Proceedings.
State,ys. Atvli. Powers, bigamy,
ton ye.ip-i;in penitent iaty; William
G a rner.,'; burglary, three years in
pen itejitiary ; ( eorg( Mc I arkW1
selliig!pif''!;j!25 and cost, (
ing pi t'-l , nol hv pretsee plied, def
ant fiiing con; John Prince, I
tir m' tig pnbl ic vorsh ip. svd miitl
2j '(itnt coh'4,; Wesley Pierce, car-
ryivi'pi'kxiitinued; Adam Gar-'
TH''nriyiiigpiStol, not guilty; 15.
F.'lijfevfj.-d, selling whiskey with
out lie'( iit;e, twot ,ses, 5 eae-li case;'
Dave'Cpd'ton, carrying pistol, nolle ,.
pre)se(pa'etJ,kifeiKlantp.vi cost ;
HarvoLindsey, scllingliquor, wTrV
ou 1 1 icon so, cont in tied ; R iley G riggs
carrying pistel, nolle prosequied, I
defendant payingco:d; AllenLynch 1
carrying pistol. ,1 wo cases, contin
ued; H. J. Wifsoii, selling whiskey
wjthouftlict n.-rc, two case, contin
m;d;'A'vcli Tipjiett. carrying pistol,
nylle prose. p, led, defendant paying
eo'st; Wf ti. Uiyk , carrying' j i!r
lui-p-r.ineif, ek-elular'. payinr ;
ri,:-!, a;:;-.;iuic and oattei'v, two eas( j .
patseqnteu, tietejifnut jiiiying
. ire i
paying .. 'j.
Will Pnniell, se'iiifi,-p-jiiskey
I ' .li-e, Ulll-T l-lMV, COll- : ,. i
.' HofMsen, (tarrying '(( ;f
;i;fy,-y0 Jn.r cost; 'Jarrett ''. , t '; k;
s-ilyiU'or without li. - li'lS i'
'",'.'uy1' 'ft; DaveArnold, Y -i
' . V.f ' ihiIIi-. .i,-. ,f ,,.: .i I ' '. i
use, three cases, con
i i . . .v