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VOL.1. CAMDEN, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, JUNE 6, 1890. NO. 7.
A New York lawyer calls atten
tion to the fact that a great many
CI 1 'i li
y.y jpomne rners are uoing qutto well
T v Vun tin? North, and the Atlanta Con
stitution- eails. the lawyers atten
tion to the fact that a greater num
ber of Northerners are doing a
Warned sight better in the South.
Governor Campbell says tho
steady Republican losses in Ohio
aro duo to the young men, who are
almost solidly on tho Democratic
side there. It is very much 60 ev
erywhere. The young voters aro
not declining to look at the new
moon out of reverence for that an
cient institution, the old
The Republicans in Congress are
getting seared in? regard to the na
tional finances. According to close
estimates it is proven there will be
a large deficit in the Treasury to
meet Government expenses. The
revenue to be collected by the Gov.
eminent will fall short by about
auu,vuu,uuu or meeting the ex
penses of the Government ne.
year. This is a bad showing for
an administration that pledged
economy in the Government ex
penses, especially as the Treasury
was in an alarming state of reple
tion when the Harrison administra
tion came into power.
It is not likely the McKinley
tariff bill will bo railroaded through
tho Senate as it was done in the
House.. To-the surprise of every
body, John Sherman voted with the
Democrats in behalf of the resoln
tion to admit hearings of those in.
terested m the tariff bill. When
vHhe bill was sent to the Senate it
was expected to be reported by
June l, and enacted into a law by
July 4, but itt seems now that the
bill will be thoroughly discussed in
the Senate, and is quite likely such
changes will be mado in the bill
that McKinley himself will hardly
know it when it is returned to the
Mrs. Abbott, the little woman
in body, but said to be a Samson in
strength, to admiring crowds over
the country for several years, has
been exposed by a young doctor of
Columbia. A knowledge of the
philosophy of the center of gravity
on the part of Mrs. Abbott has en
abled her to perform remarkable
feats of strength, that has aston
ished thousands of people and puz
zled the brains of the most intelli
gent to understand. But Dr. Otey
Porter,, of Columbia, explained the
whole thing before an audience
at that plaee on the evening of
May 28, after Mrs. Abbott had ex
hibited. tJThe exposure was com
plete and the young doctor was en
Tiie unveiling of the Lee monu
ment at Richmond, Va., took place
Thursday, May 29. It was a nota
ble affair. Every State in the South
was represented. The surviving
leaders of the Confederate Army
were there, and thousands of scarred
veterans who fought under them
were there also, besides thousands
"of civilians from both South and
North. The Southern people love
the memory of their Robert E. Lee.
They love him for his goodness and
his greatness. It is fitting that his
monument bo placed at tho capitol
of his native State, and tho capitol
of the Confederacy when tho great
movements of the ' armies of the
South were formed. Although the
great cause for which Lee so bravely
fought was- lost, his greatness will
live forever in the hearts of. ho
Our Colored Brother.
Yes, he is i n bad l uck. Whatever
happens ho is sure to get the butt
end of it. He is the only perpet
ual hewer of tho wood who is al
ways crowded away from the fire;
the only systematic drawer of wa
ter who never gets a drink. Yet,
patient 13 ft camel, he goes on vot
ing the Republican ticket from
year to year, and if one of his race
takes a notion to protest, he is
straightway bounced for a traitor,
and driven out with staves and
stones, lucky if ho escapes with his
life. How lone, oh. Lord, how lone:?
It is none of our funeral. We
know that. But it does stick in
our gizzard to see the colored
brother so set upon. It was bad
enough to be ignored by the ad
ministration. That, however, was
to be expected. Mr. Harrison is
an aristocrat. He hates a poor
man only one degree less than he
hates a " nigger." But there was a
hope that Congress, the Republican
Congress, would, when it met, do
something to make things even,
Now what do we see? We see all
the black contested election cases
in the House, except one, put down
at the foot of the calender, wdiero
they will never be reached, and
that exception placed six on the
list of seventeen, not by the Re.
publicans, but by the Democrats.
It is just as Abram said in his
speech to the colored picnic of
Shantytown, in the late Virginia
campaign: "Feller freemen," says
he, " you all know me. I am Abram
Jasper, a Republican from way
back. WThen dar has been any
work to do, I has done it. When
dar has been any votin' to do,
has done it. When dar has been
any votin' to do, I has voted early
an' often. When dar has been
any fightin' to do, I has been in the
thickest of it. I are bomb proof.
old line, an' tax paid. An' I has
seed many changes, too. I has
seed tho Democrats up, an' I has
seed the Republicans up. But I is
yet to see the "nigger" up. 'Tother
night I had a dream. I dremp
dat I died an' went to Heaven
When I got to the pearly gates, ole
Salt Peter, he says:
"Who's dar?" says he.
"Abram Jasper," says L
"is you mounted, or is you a
foot?" says he.
1 is a foot, says 1.
"Well, you can't get in here,'
says he. " Nobody's 'lowed in here
'ceptthem as comes mounted," says
"Dats hard on me," saj7s I, "arter
comm all dis distance. Uut he
never says, nothin' mo', an' so I
started back, an' about half way
down de hill, who does I moot but
Gen'l Willom Mahone.
"Whar is you gwine, Gen'l?"
says I; .
" I is gwine to Heaven, says he.
"Why, Gen'l," says I, "'tain'tno
use. I'se just been up dar, an' no
body's 'lowed to get in 'cept dey
comes mounted, an' you's a foot."
" Well, de Gen'l sorter scratched
his head, an' arter while hd says,
says he: "Abraham, I tell you
what let's do. You is a likely lad.
Suppose you get down on all fours,
an' I'll mount an' ride you, an' dat
way we kin bofe git in."
"Gen'l," says I, "do you think
you could work it?"
"I know I kin," says he.
"So down I gits on all fours, an'
de Gen'l astraddle, an' we ambles
up to de gate, an' ole Salt Peter he
. "Gen'l Willom Mahone, of Vir.
giriia," says he.
"Is you mounted or is you a
oot?" says Peter.
" I is mounted," says de gen'L
4 All right," says Peter," all right,"
says he; "just hitch yourhorso out
side, Gen'l, an' come right in."
And so it goes. Shunned by the
Republicans in this world, the
colored brother will bo, if thev
iave their way, shut out from
Heaven itself in the world to come.
How long, oh, Lord, how long?
A Plea for Aid.
The State auxiliary of the Con
federate Soldiers' Home have pre
pared the following address:
" To the people of Tennessee
The Forty-sixth General Assembly
of Tennessee gave to the Associa
tion of Confederate Soldiers, for a
term of twrenty-five years, about
475 acres of land, situated in Da
vidson County, to be used as a homo
for indigent Confederate soldiers
and their families. Tho General
Assembly, by the same act, also
gave to the said association $10,000
in money, with which to equip said
farm for the caro of said soldiers.
When the farm came into the pos
session of the trustees of said as
sociation il was in a very dilapida
ted condition. The land was worn
out, there was not a house on the
premises, and not a fence that
could turn a calf. The trustees
have built about eight miles of
good fences, have built three nice
frame houses, have bored four good
wells, have cleared up considerable
part of the jungles, and now have
in course of construction large
barracks for the accommodation of
soldiers without families. The im
provemcnts already made have
about exhausted the appropriation
made by the legislature. The as
sociation needs $10,000 additional
to complete contemplated improve-.
nieuts. We now have ten one.
armed, one-legged, and maimed
Confederate soldiers, two women
and nine children on the premises,
and will have in a very short time
forty or fifty more maimed Confed
erate soldiers to care for. How are
said people to be taken care of?
Only by the charity of the people
of Tennessee. Appreciating and
knowing that fact, the women of
Davidson County have organized
and obtained r charter for "The
Ladies Auxiliary to the Confeder
ate Soldiers' Home," with power
to charter similar auxiliary associ
ations in every county in the State.
The object of said auxiliary asso
ciation is to raise money, edibles,
or stock, by subscription or other
wise, tor the maintenance anu sup
port of said Confederate Soldiers'
Home. We now call upon and
urgo the women ,of Tennessee to
organize branch auxiliary associa
tions in every county in the State,
Can we permit the indigent Con
federate soldiers of Tennessee, who
receive no pensions nor ask for
any, and who for four long, weary
years, foot-sore and tired, braved
the dangers of battle, with the
hardships and trials of the march
and the bivouac, t6 suffer and starve
for the want of attention? We
know tho mothers and daughters of
Tennessee will come nobly to the
rescue and sustain the heroes of
the lost cause. Therefore, we be
seech the women of the State to
" Copies of our charters, rules, and
regulations will be furnished upon
application. All correspondence
should be addressed to the secre
tary at Nashville, and will receive
"By order of the association.
" Mrs. M. C. Goodlett,
"Mrs. J. P. Hickman,
The Outlook for Crops.
Tho regular weekly bulletin of
Tennessee crops, issued by the
Meteorological Department of the
StateBoard of Health, reports:
" Very little rain has fallen in the
State since the, close of the last re
port, and that mostly confined to
the northern portion of the State.
Tho temperature has been about
tho average, perhaps a little below
in tho northern portion of the
Western Division, while the per
centage of sunshine has been
slightly in excess of the normal."
Of the general conditions tho re
port is made: " Except in tire case of
wheat and oats a general improve'
ment in crop conditions is noted
since last report. The former is
still very unpromising, and, while
a slight improvement is reported
in some localities, the crop in most
sections is regarded as very inferior
and a half crop is generally all that
can be promised. In some sections,
even in the Eastern Division, where
the crop is better than in others,
many fields have been plowed up
and seeded to corn. The fact is
tho bulk of the crop has never re
covered from the freeze in March
and the wet spring, with the large
percentage of cloudy weather,
caused rust to develop rapidly with
serious injury. Oats are now re
garded as a failure, having been
affected by the same disastrous
conditions as wheat. This is un
fortunate, as many depend on
this crop to supply the scarcity of
corn for stock. Corn is reported
as growing well, though late, need
ing only good cultivation to develop
" Cotton is doing well in most sec
tions, though in some localities in
tho Western Division, fields have
been plowed up and replanted.
Generally, however, considering
the season, the crop may be said to
bo in good condition. Tho warm
sunshine of the past few days has
had a very happy effect on the
young plants.' Tobacco has been
favorably affected by the good
weather. Iii the northern portion
of tho State, in the heart of the
tobacco district, reports come of
the ravages of a small snail-worm
which is said to bo destroying
Reports from the early potato
crop and the peanut crop indicate
favorable prospects for both, and
jood yields. Meadows are reported
11. i i
m excellent condition generally.
In a few localities the army-worm
is reported among those on bottom
The hay harvest will be generally
late. The strawberry crop in the
Western Division is fine and abund
ant, notwithstanding the many un
favorable conditions of the weather.
The week has been most favorable
for farm work, and the fanners
have taken full advantage of it in
cultivating their growing crops.
Altogether the outlook is much
The prospect for a tobacco crop
From the frequent visits of a cer
tain young man to Flat Woods, we
anticipate a wedding in the near
Again death ha3 been m our
midst, and the spirit of Mr. Dun
can has departed this life. He
leaves a wife and two children and
a host of f riends to moum his loss,
Farmers in this end of the county
have not finished planting their
crops, but if the present nice
weatlur continues another week
lluv erm aerornnlisli n 1 of work.
.lime 2. IS'.M).
Mr. J. N. Walker, of Chaseville,
was hero this week on business.
Row and Mrs. R. W. Ayres, of
the fifth district, visited Doctor and
Mrs. Chandler, of Eva, Sunday.
T. J. Lowry, esq., accompanied
by his little son, Master Percey,
mado a flying trip to Nashville last
Next Sunday is children's day at
Wesley's Chapel Methodist Epis
copal Church. Let all attend.
Mr. J. O. Stem, of near Big
Sandy, visited his brother, L. L.
Stem, of this city, Saturday, re
turning home Sunday.
Mr. O. N. Pafford, late of Way,
Tenn., has moved to Eva. Oscar
is a nice young man, and wo aro
glad to have him among us.
J. M. Lashlee, esq., was hero Sat
urday. It is quite interesting to
hear him tell of tho sights and.
sounds he saw and heard on his
The sick ones reported last week
have all recovered and others aro
now on the sick list. Something
like flux is the prevailing trouble,
but we hope it will not be serious.
Mr. N. L. Turner, mail contractor,
of Keysburgh, Ky., was here last
Friday and contracted with Mr.
W. H. Dobson, of this place to carry
tho mail from here to Wheatley.
June 3, 1890.
James Melton went to Shelby
County a few days ago to work on
James A. Hawley and family
visited his sister, Mrs. N. E. Van
Huss, a few days. ago.
D. II. Van Huss was out sur
veying last week, and returned
home very much indisposed.
Professor Mitchell met a class
Saturday night at Union Church
to give lessons in vocal music.
Jordan Alsup has gone to Bowl
ing Green, Ky., as fireman on tho
local freight from that place to
Mr. Duncan, a stave man in tho
employ of Hudson, Postalweight
& Co., died with pneumonia hist
The wheat crop will not average
more than one-fourth or one-third
of a crop as its has so much chess
or "cheat" "mixed amongst it.
. Asa Melton informs us that the
chinch bugs aro doing considerable
damage to the corn and wheat crop.
The insects havo destroyed the en
tire oat crop in this vicinity.
Rev. Mr. Taylor, a Cumberland
Presbyterian minister, delivered a
very interesting sermon at Pleas
ant Ridge Church Sunday. Mr.
Taylor is an earnest and faithful
pastor, a good man, and it is hoped
that his labors will be abundantly
Saturday afternoon Anderson
Beaton and Johnny McDaniel, two
boys of some twelve summers, went
angling in Big Sandy River, and
became so absorbed with capturing
their finny prizes that they re
mained all night, to the terror and
distress of their parents.
Rev. Mr. Crowell, of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church, preached
at Mount Vincent Church Sunday
evening from Mathew xi., 29, after
which he, assisted by S. E. Blake
ley, administered the Lord's Supper
to the members of the church. On
Monday evening educational ser
vices were held at which several
addresses were delivered drawing a
line and showing comparison be
tween the prist find pivseufcc-'iite o
April HI lsW