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i Months: twciity-Cvc cents tor tivc umiillis.
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may Ik? unit by post-otiire oiiler at our risk.
J'ostam' Miiiiiis arc nut ilcsiiatlc, hut when it Is
li"l i t ssaiy U) ivitiit Lltc-lii one-will slumps
hiv pre ft in il.
Agents ynnlcil to sivlielt sulc-u riiiHons. Write
lor ttiri'iH. eli-.
We sliiiil spare no cihIhimii-to fiu nlsli valuable
iviicIIiik matter to our piitrons: and hone to se
cure si correspondent at every post-oUicM in lleu
ton County m furnish us with conuiy new.s.
Our prices for nniiomicinu csvrMWlati'sareT For
fonnrcss, IHtecii ilolliirs, In advance; for Stale
iiiiees, tun dollars; or county oiUces, live dollars.
The Miliowiiif; lire the Donioei'iitfc iMiminecs,
lected liy priiiiury cH ctieu March 8k vm. tor the
county ollices of llelilon fount', and thev should
ceceivc the support of all true' beiitovrais at the
polks ou tlic "th day of August, 1H);
Tor County Judv;
13. C. SCRUGGS.
For Couiitv Clerk:
W. A. STEELE, Jr.
For Circuit Clerk:
A, R. BROOKS..
W. J. BARNES.
E. G. FLOWERS.
J. T. BOWLES.
FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1S90.
Did the Proper Thing!
As was expected, tlie convention
ast Monday did the neat and cor-
rt. thing in instructing, its dele
crates for Hon.. John M. Taylor
lor Governor. The Democracy of
old Benton always do the correct
thing and at the right time. West
Tennessee is entitled to the honor
fif furnishing a suitable candidate
for the nest Governor-, to be elected
m November, and among the many
noble sons of this division of the
State who are worthy and qualified
to fill the important position, none
are superior to Mr. Taylor. He
is the "noblest Roman" in Ten
nessee, and the Democrats of Ben
ton County did themselves honor
in honoring him,, and the entire
Democracy of the State will honor
itself in naming and electing him
Governor of the grand old Volnn,
Mr, Taylor is deservedly popu
lar with. the people of this county,
legardless of politics, and if nomi
nated for Governor will receive
the support of many good Republi
cans, it makes no difference who
. their party may nominate, because
he is universally known as a man
of high talent and good principles,
From present indications it is
reasonably certain the Republican
party intends securing itself in
power by bribing the soldier with
boodle; reduce the Southern repre
sentation in Congress; prevent the
admission of Democratic territories,
legardless of their right under
the Constitution to be admitted
into the union; take in all territo
ries having Republican majorities,
notwithstanding they have no con
stitutional right to do so; and use
the Government in a thousand dif
, ferent ways to the upbuilding of
(heir party and the destruction of
all opposition. It is not a question
is to whether or not the party will
Miceecd by the use of such parti
sun measures. No party has ever
succeeded by such means, and the
Republican party will be no ex
reption to the rule.
Senator Beck, of Kentucky, fell
dead last Saturday in Washington,
v bile passing from the train to his
carriage, of paralysis of the heart
Senator Beck was one of the best
nvn in the United States Senate,
.and 'a leader on the Democratic
; iila. His party and his country
wiU sadly miss him.
At a mass meeting of the Democ
racy oL JUenton tjounty held at the
court house in Camden on the 5th
lay of May, 1800, Tom C. Rye wns
elected temporary chairman, and
AY. C. Benton secretary. .
The chairman appointed A. C.
McRae, S. L. Peeler, W. J. Barnes,
J. A. Barnes, and W. W. Deaton,
ns a committee on permanent or
ganization, who made tlie following
We, the committee appointed by tho
chairman of this convention on perma-l
nent orgnnizntion, respectfully submit
the following : For chairman, T. C. Rye ;
for secretary, YV. 0. Benton.
A. C. McUae, Chairman.
Tlie vhairman then appointed J.
P. Lashlee, W. II. Hyatt, J. E. Ar
nold, J. M. Castile,, and Amos Cor
bitt, as a committee on delegation,
who reported as follows:
We, your committee on delegation to
the Gubernatorial Convention . which
meets in the city of Nashville July 15,
1800, beg leave to Kubmit the following
list of names as delegates to said con
vention, to wit: First district, M. M.
Fry; second, J. M. Hollatlay; third,
Thomas Saundara;' fourth, W. R. Kee;
fifth, Amos Corbitt, J. M. Caatile proxy ;
sixth, R Quillen ; seventh, William Pony
Melton; eighth, J. A. Barnes; ninth, A
N. Lindsey; tenth, J. M. Lashlee; elev
enth, II. A. Green ; twelfth, Joseph Cole ;
thirteenth,, Ed. Walkor; fourteenth, YV.
J. P. Lashleb, Chairman.
The chairman appointed J. M.
Lashleej A. J. Saunders, James
Saunders, B. C Scruggs, and John
Smith, as a committee to select a
county Democratic executive corn
rnittee to servo for the ensuing two
years, who made the following re-
We, your committee appointed to select
a county executive committee for the en
suing two years, submit the following:
First district, Dorsey Odle ; second, YV.
F.. Harrison ; third, T. W. Saunders;
fourth, Riley Kee; fifth, A. J. Saundeis;
sixth, J. L. Wright; seventh, YV. II,
Melton; eighth, YV. L. Morris; ninth,
Hick Gilbert ; tenth, A. P. Lashee ; elev
enth, A. Gossett, sr. ; twelfth, J. L. Hud
son ; thirteenth, J. 31. Bishop -fourteenth,
We recommend that tho above cota
mittee have the power to appoint as many
assistants as they think necessary for
the thorough organization of the Demo
cratic party in Benton County.
J. M. Lahulee, Chairman.
Hon. W. P. Morris offered the
following resolution, which was
Resolved, That the delegates appointed
by this convention to attend the State
convention at Nashville to nominate a
candidate for Governor, are hereby in
structed to cast the vote of Benton County
solid for Hon. John M. Taylor, of the
i. P T t 1
coumy oi nenaerson, lor tiovernor as
long- as there is any possibility of his
J. M. Castile moved that altera
ntes be appointed from each dis
Tho chairman appointed J. R,
Johnson, G. C. Camp, W. IT. Rush-
ing, W. F. Harrison, and Berry
Smith, to select alternate delegates
to the gubernatorial convention,
in accordance with the above mo
tiou wdio reported as follows:
We, your committee appointed to select
alternate detegates, submit the follow
ing: First diatrkt,. H.D. Odle; second,
W. F. Harrison ; third, Sara Harrison ;
fourth, P. A. Bridges; fifth, A. J. Saun
ders; sixth, G. C Camp; seventh, B.
(i. Wilson; eighth, W. II. Rushing;
ninth, John Andrew; tenth, J. p. Lash
lee; eleventh, II. W. Crabb; twelfth,
Jeff Hudson; thirteenth, II. A. Kiee;
fourteenth, J. R. Johnson.
J. R. Johnson, Chairman.
On motion, the chairman, Tom
C. Rye, and the secretary, W. C.
Benton, wero nddod to the list of
delegates already appointed.
No other business being pre
senteu on motion the convention
was declared adjourned.
Tom C. Rte,
W. C. Benton,
The first annual encampment of
the United Confederate Veterans
of the United States will be held
at Chattanooga on the 3rd, 4th and
5th of July next. Tlie program is
as interesting as it is important,
and tho business of this convention
will demand careful consideration.
Confederate soldiers everywhere
are urged to form themselves into
local organizations at once. There During the past week the rain
are several hundred Confederate fall temperature, and also the per
veterans living in this county, and
doubtless they will speedily organ-
ize themselves .as set forth in the
" Geuerat Order" published on the
first page of this issue, if they have
not previously done so.
It is fit and proper that the Con-
federate veterans have permanent
organization. They fought for a
cause they believed to be right.
They were defeated, however just
that cause, and now in memory of
the historic battle-fields over which
they fought, and that their names
mav not bo traduced m h storv.
and for the sake of their posterity,
they should keep up their organi-
zation. We hope that Benton
Countv will be well reore-.entedbv
her loved and honored soldiers on
ml I -J I
the above occasion.
Southern Methodist Conference.
Tiif. rrenAml nmfovov. t.h
Methodist Episcopal Church South
is in session at St.. Louis. Mo. This
is the fW, ef i of th nprT
conference in St. Louis RinlfiKCY
The senior Lisbon. J. C. Kn
uresides. There arofortveonfprpn.
ces rem-esontpd in tho ,rPnnl con.
ference. and tho Rtafps nf AUbflnnn
Arkansas, Colorado, California,
Georgia. Louisiana. Kansas. North
Carolina, South Carolina, Mary-
o ' f
land. Mississinni. lrissonr. Kph.
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TcmiPSSPP Orwnn VTr.rimin Wpcf
Virmnip Tllinoic T5rn.il nn,I M,vJ
ICO. I liA contprpiic.o is comnoapfl
of eight bishops and two hundred
and ninety delegates, Dr: John
MatTHF.WS dplivercd thp nddrpss
Theee threatens to bo a general
forward movement in railroad im-
futuTe, and from present indica-
tions, the railway service in the
South is destined, at 110 distant day,
to equal that of the East. Rail-
road men are as a rule far-seeing
businessmen, and the disposition
which is now shown by them to pects fair; all crops promise well,
reach the gulf by new lines and Hickman County Corn plant
tap every nook and corner in-the nearly over; increased area;
South, is a pretty good indication
that the magnificent resources of
this country are known and recog-
uized by them.
Some of the farmers are begin-
ning to predict a short wheat crop
this season on account of the late
spring. let the prospects are nn-
mistakably good, and we trust that
the yield will be much better than
expected. It the high prices that
are being paid for wheat continue,
the farmers will . realize a hand-
some profit from that source. The
farmer should not become discour-
aged on account of a late spring,
for it is the man that looks on the
bright side of everything and hus-
tles to get there who always has his
filled and prospers in
A rather peculiar case is before
the Supreme Court of Tennessee,
involving the right of Judge Du
lose, of Memphis, to hold and ex
ercise his position as a judge. In
the year 1870 Dubose acted as a
second in a duel between Phelan
and Brizzolara at Hopcfield, Ark
Hie btate constitution declares
that " an aider and abettor in fight
ing a duel shall be deprived the
right to hold any office of honor or
profit in this State." The decision
is looked for with considerable in-
Weather Crop Bulletin.
Tho Tennessee weather crop
bulletin, signed by Maj. II. C.
Bate, of tlie United States Signal
Corps, issued by the Meteorolg
ical Department of the State Board
of Health, co-operating with the
United States Signal Service, for
the week ending Saturday, May 3,
1890, contains the following valu-
centago of cloudiness has been
about the average for this season
of tne year- Tlie effect of the
weather was very favorable for the
growing crops, but rain somewhat
retarded the planting of corn.
Extracts from observers reports:
Anderson County Corn nearly
a11 planted, good stand reported;
wneat 60mewnat improved, will
not average 4.0 per cent; clover
small and backward;, weather fine
on growing, crops.
Smith County All crops back
warn; wneat is poor; some? com
WlLsos County Rain has in
terfered materiallywilh com-plant-
vng, not more than half been
planted; tobacco prospects-bad.
Sumner County Corn coming
up well; over one-half planted;
BOme farmers, nlnwrw? thpir first,
PwJ wneai anu ciover uoing
t a -i i
enclidly; tobacco plants under
canvas uomS weili uerry cr0P
promising, though late.
ROBEBTSON COUNTY-Com plant-
mg progressing; wheat doing well,
CHEATHAM COUNTY-Wheat, oats
and clover making S00(1 growta;
1 ,. .
CU1U Pg rapiuiy progressing
one"h5 yet to e Put .
MaURY COUNTY-Corn phmtin
1 n i . .i 1 11 1
ut 7 . f. a8 nne
WeMner 01 lhlS Weet! inStl P"
tatoes look well; clover looks
GlLES COUNTY-Railiy leather
mis wees aiuyweu 01 no planting
the com and cotton alreadyplanted
uP "J splendid stand
uuu bUluc m LUW UU1U wu oul
Daiance or corn being planted
with a rush; some farmers, ten
days late; fine fruit prospects.
Dickson County Present con-
ditions exceedingly favorable to
all growing crops; soil in good
working condition and farmers in
Montgomeey County Corn
pearly all planted; tobacco plants
promise well, but late; fruit pros-
germinating well; all crops making
splendid growth; outlook favora-
Wei vegetables and fruits growing
Lewis County Oats look well;
corn is coming up in good time;
BOme have planted no corn while
others have finished.
Carroll County Hardly one-
fourth the com has been planted
in this section.
Gibson County Com up and
looking well; cotton planting pro.
gressing rapidly; strawberry crop
excellent; peach crop good;- clover
fine: wheat besrinninor to head out:
Weakley County Crops gen
1 e - - 9
erally will be late; not much inter-
est taken in tobacco.
Obion County Continued wet
weather has delayed farming;
wheat not doing well; very little
com planted; outlook for all crops
Shelby County Com looks
well, though very little planted as-
Tipton County Stand of wheat
injured by frost; oats, clover and
grass doing well; very little cotton
A terrific hail storm passed over
Franklin last Friday, doing con-
siderable damage to vegetation.
Young com was beaten down and
Tho Republicans will hold their
State convention at Nashville Juno
Tho reunion of the ex-confeder-
ato soldiers at Huntingdon Monday
was well attended.
Two mules and a maro wero
struck by lio-htnincr and killed
about two miles west of Franklin
day sold at par to St. Louis parties
its entire issue of improvement
bonds, amounting to $75,000, and
bearing 5 per cent, interest
The Obion Democrat says that
the joint canvass custom by oppo-'
sing party candidates for Governor
should bo abandoned. We've had
enough of such u Punch and J udy '
The affairs of Grant University
at Chattanooga are in another
muddle. The trouble is that there
are two factions among the uni
versity trustees and one opposes
what the other does,
The political chaldron in Chat
tanooga is getting red-hot. A
movement is on foot to get county
clerk Clark and register Beek
who have held their respective of
fices sixteen years, out of the way.
At a negro dance, at Pulaski, last
Friday night, Andy Finch shot
Andy Gordon through tho left
shoulder with a 22-caliber revolver,.
Gordon is severely hurt, but not
dangerously so. Finch is under,
John Floyd and the negro sec
tion hands on the Louisville and
Nashville Railroad had a difficulty
last Friday near Bufords, in
which Floyd was badly hurt by a
stone thrown by one of the negroesr
The colored contingent of the
Republican party in the county of
Carroll held a convention at Hunt
in frdon Saturdtov. find nomrnnffrr
O ' J 7
Rich Rowden. with the reouest,
that he be received by the white
Republicans and made the nomi
nee of tae party. .
The directors of the Birming
ham, Jacksonville, and Kansas
City Railway have withdrawn
heir proposition to Dyersburg to
run their line to that town for a
subscription of $15,000, and now
say the road will be built to a point
between Dyersburg and Newbem.
The spectacle of a deserted wife
beating the woman who had sup
planted her, attracted a large crowd
in the Chattanooga post-office yes
terday morning. The participants
were Mrs. C. E. Parson and Minnie
Bowland, alias Minnie Phillips
The man in the case wa3 not
At Huntingdon, in the circuit
courtr. the jury returned a verdict
in the case of the State vs. J. Clay
Johnson, the forcer, finding him
guilty and fixing his term of im
prisonment at six yeara in the pen
itentiary. During the trial John
son refused counsel, and conducted
and argued his own caso.-
A trial before a magistrate at
Troy "Wednesday was interrupted
by all the parties engaging in a
free fight, in which J. M. Brice,
editor of the News-Banner, re
ceived a severe scalp wound:
Walter Brice, lawyer, shot in
elbow; W. D. Reeves, merchant,
shot in chin; Maj. L. A. Smith,
slight flesh wound.
It is meet and proper for tho
State of Kentucky to fill the seat of
the late lamented James B. Beck,
in, the United States Senate, by
the Hon. ' James G. Carlisle, of
the Housa Carlisle is ono of the
purest, best, and most worthy sons
of tlie grand old State of Ken
tucky, and would bo a tower of
strength in the Senate. For long
years a leader in the House of Rep
resentatives, he would become a
lemK'r in the Senate.