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A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER.
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Tl.M 1 7.S O Til Eli S,
Oiio ilollnr jicryi'iir In hiIvhih'; lUly wnM for
mx iiKiiiTiis: iwcinv-nvc veiii ioi- uirce iikhii ns
Tun CiiltoMi i.ic will he Issili'd tii Friday nf
rorli week. Siiliscii)5jiiiis, ayiilili' 111 uilvmiee,
imiv In! sent bv iMwt-olileo order lit our risk.
l'.sl!i,ce NlampN nre tint ileslriUile, but wlieti It In
fmtnil wwtsiiiy In renin, tliem one-cent slumps
are nretVi ied.
Al'imiIs winiled to solicit (iiiliscriiillons. Wrlto
we siiiiiit..iiir tio endeavor to fiii-iiishviihiHi.il'
rendliiK niiilter to our .atrons; Hiul lioi.e to se-
-me n eonesponcieiil at every ost-i!llee in Ht n
lout (iimiv to (in nlsli us will) county news.
tr we assume no resiioiiMhillty for the ex
juvssloiis cuiilaliicil In eoiiiiiuiiilcatloiis apieur
iuu; in me eoiiiiiin 01 iniy wer.
Tliefiillowlnu are the leiiiner;itU- nominees, se
lected l.y iiriiii.uy election Mairli A, issto, for the
countv unices ol Jfentmi ouulv, mid they siiouid
receive the support of nil true Deiniu-ials at the
polls on the 7th iluy of AiiRilst, ISll):
For County Judfre :
15. C. SCRUGGS.
Fur Countv Clerk:
W. A. STEELE, Jr.
For Circuit ('lei k:
A. R. BROOKS.
W. J. BARNES.
E. G. FLOWERS.
J. T. BOWLES.
FRIDAY JUNE 20 1890.
Demoeratio Executive Committee.
Camden, Texn., June 12, 1890,
A meeting of the Democratic
Lxecutive Committee for Benton
County is hereby called to meet at
the court-house in Camden the
first Monday in July, for the pur-
pose of organization, and to trans-
act such other business as may come
Atpth-ii u onvoM cfn.lv nf tho
vfr nnost.inti. thfr is no room for
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cord with the Secretary of the
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xicHbury, wiu uoui mo m itwum
im um iiuitiucft muueure uiiit
unuuis uiua ui iuj.iuu-
hcan Congress. The people can
not expect any relief when the
money sharks of Wall street die
tate the laws of this country,
The present Republican Con-
.o-roRs lins linrl Rnrh nn pnsv timrt
turning out Democratic Congress-
men who were elected and putting
in Republicans who were not elect-
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contesting. If a contest had been
made bv every defeated Republican
ttiere no is doubt but every Demo-
eratic Concressman would have
been turned out and his Republi-
can competitor put in.
Sp-a-v.r Rkf.p will b tlrn Tmm.L S i - u- nA
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iuw u. mo iwyxiuuinu puny iui
element of the Republican party
is their chief. Mr. Keep wields
the party whip dextrously, and people will read them. TheAmer
things yield to his power. There ican people are not slaves yet that
is absolutely no chance for Mr. they should obey without question
Harbison to get the nomination,
He is too weak and cowardly for a
leader. He is detested by his party,
and before a convention for the
nomination ne would nave no
showing in a race with Reed.
Soon after the war, when the
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WnHbom Stntes wPrft overwhfllm-
ingly Republican, the State legis-
if , i tc xi n
laturesso portioned off the Con-
gressionai OlSiriCtS man it laKes
about five times the number of
votes to elect a Democratic Con-
gressman than it does a Republican,
The Republican districts have very
small Republican majorities, while
the Democratic districts have very
lanre maiorities. Some Republi-
can districts run at the oddest an-
gles to be made Republican. Noth-
ing could be more unjust in a gov-
ernment where the majority is
ntended to rule.
Tho Silver Bill.
Tuesday tlio United States Sen
ate covered itself with glory when
it passed the free coinage of silver
bill. It whs unexpected, though
none the less acceptable to the
country, especially to the South
and West. The bill passed by a
vote of 42 yeas, 25 nays. Southern
and western Senators united in the
nasSAUO of the bill,
All the Dem
(x. - ratic Senators, except two, voted
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for the mil, and fourteen Itepubh-
cans supported the measure.
Mr. WoLCOTT, the talented young
llepublican Senator, of Colorado,
made a speech previous to the pas
sage of the bill in which he took
occasion to express his contempt
of the littleness of President Har
The vote in the Senate on the
silver bill foreshadows the ultimate
solidification of the South and
West against the extreme protec
tionists of the northeast, in a com
The House will probably defeat
the silver bill; but even if the
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iiaiuuu wuuiu vtrio il. iiiere-
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the passage of the bill by the pres
Effect of Democratio Influence
It Was the boast of the Re ubli
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can party a few years ago that Dem-
ocrats were ignorant of the affairs
of Government and on all important
political questions of the day, and
assumed all knowledge of these
matters to themselves. Now they
claim that Democratic statesmen
and the Democratic press are having
more influence with the American
people on such matters than the
Republicanpress and speakers, and
they advise Republicans to refuse
w itaux-cmuuoin, uciiBuuudD.
Tho fi-nfli nt V.o moftar l,a
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j.vc-u u uncHu leaueib at iuo com-
mon voter to be ignorant on such
matters, iney don't want mem to
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see now iast tne nepuoncan party
i3 leauing ine country to aestruc-
tion. They don't want the people
to be free men, but desire to keep
them ignorant of their intents, the
more easily to make them the slaves
to the leaders of the nartv. Bnt
il 1 i O ITT i 1 t i
can tney ao it! we think not
Even in the days of absolute mon-
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U1CI1 auu 111(3 aimosi imumuea
power o the Roman Church, the
Dible, and were burned at the stake
and their bodie brokenby the tprt-
v T :u: ...1 at
Ui" v uo wuuu "u"
iCUOCU w uwu luw luuuUttl'ea Ui
uie roe a . ome yei ine people
was established, which is the hope
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oi ine worm ior eternal salvation.
i i no norm a nr rniu onnryhTonoi
i u,t,c nui iivu ouuiuiu iaj uo uiuiaiitiu
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to as to What tney Shall reaU and
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more the Republican leaders com-
ocratic newspapers, the more the
the mandates of the corruptionists.
Publio Road Question.
It has been often said that the
intelligence and thrift of a country
can be told by the condition of the
pnonc roaos, ana n tms oe true, a
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traveler throutrh Benton Countv
would put us below mediocrity in
inlKrn nua oil
intelligence, and continue to travel
boundaries of the county.
State Commissioner 13. M. Hord
said a few years ago that the only
drawback to the prosperity of this
county was the lack of good coun
try roads. Why are our roads in
such bad condition, where the
fault, and who is to blame? The
county court has assumed the re-
sponsibility of appointing road-
overseers. 1 he overseers warn in
the hands, and are instructed to
give them five days in which to
gooil parts or the road, leaving the
places that would take all the force
the time allotted to fix, thus the
trood parts of the' road remain in
hardly passable condition and the
bad places get worse. This brings
us to the point we wish to make,
that at this season of the year when
our roads should be in a good con
dition, we venture the assertion
that there is not a 10-mile stretch
of good road in Benton County,
and with few exceptions they are-
almost impassable for a vehicle at
all seasons of tho year. To some
extent the same conditions exist
in localities of neighboring coun
ties, but they are not afflicted like
the people of Benton,
There are a few bridges needed
on some of our most traveled roads
the safety of our citizens and trav
eling public demand it, but the
right kind of bridges have never
been built. The countv court has
appointed committees 10 maite es-
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timates for erecting iron bridges,
fr which we commend them, and
11 W1SO COUUbt'l prevails, Hie COUrt
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will see the economy of erecting an
Uron bridge across Birdsong Creek
and also the iron fence around the
In Kentucky you can not find a
o " "j .u.vvivMl;.uj,v
but what has it; hardly a, road but
Till 1 .MP. II 1 O" 11 WAV T.h fl.T. TIPPf 1 A( 1 fl iiVW(YC I
what has been levied, some of the
levies from one-half to three-ouar-
ters of a mile long and six to eight
feet high, yet they pay no more
taxes than we do.
What we want is better roads.
Our present system will not make
them. The proposed road congress
for th onruriiWtinn of fh cxmAL
tion of the public hio-hwavs of the
gtete which asseml)le8 at Nash.
v;n Antm ,nT1 Mw
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rrrpftt. Pffpft. in inflnemii unnR a.
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tion in the right direction it it rep-
rpepnts tlifl nrih p Kfnt. iriflni wlnV-h
kOD OTfiwi n i MOnt
wftJ RVRteTn nf rnnrl.mRlcinrr.
While the reform of the road sys
tern must have its beginning in the
lecture, the suggestions and
piang formuiated by a thorough
Ltudy of the road laws of other
cf OQ ba nmm.M ; ; fVno
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xiuiu uj. iiiu luuiiti ui tb uiauiiuai.
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cians and lobbyists to understand
that it intends to have something
0f a practical nature done towards
: mny;n l;el,
ture can act a xo
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form to the demands of the times
and m accord with the leadmcr
thoughtof the State, which is awak-
emn, to the importance ol better
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itt i t iv i i.
We hear Republicans say that
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&s the frieuds of MATTHEW QUAY
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returneu me monfv m me mate
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'I'rAncnrv rr 'flunsv vnnin m on
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y UA'tn,f h IS e?aly
wrong was made right by a third
nartv. and that clears Quay's skirts,
A judge in New York State has
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e l e t
leuuary lur u, uuuiuei ui yeura lor
stealing, although a third party
had made restitution. lUAY really
ntifrht to be an inmate of a Prison.
ad of a United States Senator.
U, nt r.. crimfi waa condoned be-
,1RH tll . mnilPV ' restorfia bv
u- f-.io ana the Republicans
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of he nat Z I and appointed
him chief of their party. The Re-
nnrtv is full of inst such
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characters as MATTHEW QUAY.
Ttjv. northern White-cans are
latter yielded to the enforcement
of law, while the former nourish
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of the law unrebuked,
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especially mm lanas m mis county,
is Decoming very poplar as well as
i.1 Ti f. C . r
At IB a imw uuy lui
stock, and a good fertilizer.
The oat -n rf this action is an entite
Our farmers are harvesting their wheat.
The crop is almost a fail cm,.
We have been having plenty of rain,
greatly to the lienefit of growing crops.
There lias been considerable sicknesH
and several deaths in this j.nrt of the
Mrs. Paralec Holland, who has been
seriously ill for some time has almost
Nick Brewer has been confined to his
room with dropsy !d some time, and I
regret that he is no better.
June To, 1800.
Mrs. J. B. Browning is very sick this
The oat crop of thw section is an entire
Another good rain has fallen and our
farmers are happy.
Miss Lonie. Woods, of Camden, visited
Min8 Leola Lowry at this place last San-
Rev. K. W. Ayres stopped off at this
place en route home from Nashville Sat-
u. i.. i aumu nnj oiuwiiuj ouuu uu
the head with a claw-bar one day last
week, producing an ugly and perhaps se
Robert Fafford, son of Cooper Pafford,
nrnl Tmtnn. rianorhrpr nf TimrttTiv PnflTnrrl
eoT)e(1 mA wcre marr;ed at the residence
a T Annrin. lniMn w I no Giin.Inn I
m xjchhmci iuji umhjiuiuoj, i
A few of the lads living near, and who
pay frequent visits to this place of Sun-
(lay8 seem to ave forgotten that this is
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r -.a raruTiii iiniru i
song, visited the laraily of air. a. U
Patrick, at this place, Saturday. They
their return home.
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L. L. Stem, of this olace. discovered a
wasP nest "nder the roof of his portico
and at once decided to rid himself of it
He took a broom.8tlck and knocked it off
ana men run. in running ne ten worn
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up, but tortunateiy am tumseit no serious
June 17, 1890
John Hawkins is here on a visit to his
Mrs. John Faxon is Quite sick with
So1- Cliristopher's infant daughter was
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hound dead m bed a few days since.
Another store is needed here. Each
would do a better business than one alone.
There has been some sickness in Mr.
Faxon's family, but not of a serious char-
Jsick with flux for a week oast is now eon -
We have, liad Knlpndi.lraina in ttiiRso.'-
L- ,., . beenverv benencialto
the com nd other crorm.
It is reported that a sclwol house is
TOIUU ueerecieuaiuuspiuce, aim mere
a eome talk of building a nice church,
1 Ty TTnnai Ana fif tha nrnnm-trtrfl ff tho
Uphove l. which is Veneration at
this place, arrived here Tuesday morn-
Rev. Mr. Garner -.reached at the school
M,tAfl f-r nronl-a orrv Trio nnntrvntta.l
IIUUO il CU iVi Wtljj VC-
tion, we understaml, presented him with
Riley Stockdale preached at Bob Lind
sey's school house on.Sunday last. It is
8ratifyinS to 8ee the Poachers coming
around for they exert a good influence
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Joe Arnold's wife, a lew days since,
gave birth to twins, a boy and girl. The
momer nas Bince aiea, out, me cnuuren
I ova r.wAifii4 t V "Irtinr nrll SVi loa VOQ
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I n nnrv h lrTaimmnuH nas i nnn run 1 1 i
at this nlace. He is one of the oldest and
best foremen on this line of road. Pete
Lynes did not hold the place long, but he
made character hf' y
Fin ey Faxon, son of G. B. Faxon, has
jnBt arrved from Memphis in company
with his mother, who visited Memphis
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for the purpose of nurwng him during a
niiuiL nurii in nil ut!BB. luirv una uccu
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mine real esiaie misineRS ax Jieamuisi
i vui ouuie muuiua uudl.
Bart Hussey has been absent several
weeks at Union City where he Is having
ma eyes treated, lie was Here on fcun-
day last on a visit to his family, but re- J
turned Monday moraine. He has had an
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ana expects soon to oe permanetiy curea,
which is good news to his many friends
w mis vicinuy.
June 17, 1890.
A colon! jury -lit Knoxvihc acquitted
a imnxleier after Laving admitted his
The building occupied by the Call ton
Toa Company at Nashville has "been des
troyed Ivy flro.
A Pennsylvania syndicate has pur
chased BOO acres of land adjoining Moun
tain City, for $30,000.
lion. IX W. Ilerrui baa doeiiled not
to enter the race iot Congress, iu thin,
the Eighth Congressional District.
The Blame Side Dump Car Compuny,
of Dayton' '0hio' has f Je i;rol
tion to move its shops to Morristown.
The delegates to the State convention
from Carroll County are divided be
tweou Patterson, Taylor, and Buchanan.
It is reported that a syndicate of Eu
ropean capitalists are in Stewart County
examining the iron properties in that
section with a view to an investment.
The East Tennessee Mining and Im
provement Company, who own 10,000
acres of iron ore laud, propose to de
velop and build up a new town, to be
called -South Watauga.
Uetween Chattanooga and Crawfish
Springs there was a heavy boil storm last
Saturday, averaging in some instances as
large as a bird's egg. It is reported to
have played havoc with crops.
John Capps and Frank Eeeso, two
Nashville boys, while playing on the
banks of the Cumberland River Satur
day, got into a fight -and Reese stabbed
Capps in the shoulder with a knife.
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Aueeungoi u iruuea uiiiouu 01
Chattanooga was held Friday night to
effect a federation of all the unions,
which will be done to-morrow night.
aooui 4,uw worsuigmen were present.
l.nvl Unt or n-hn uroo rufnaa.1 oil Imj
the committing court for the murder of
wnimm Moodv. was e-ranted liail bv
Judge Swlggart iast Saturday, on a writ
Uf habeas wrpus in the sum of J5.000.
WMing occupied by Wrinkle A
Collier, mmber dealers, focates -coflin
burned one nght last Ak. It u, not
uuwu now iue me onguwieu.
o1,nf M nnn
Charles Rawlston, of Erin, was per
haps the youngest soldier in tho Con
federate army during the late war. He
was ten years of age when he entered the
army, and served three years and six
months in the Thirty-first Alabama
Regiment under Colonel Hunley.
Post-office inspector Fred D. Peer
caused the arrest at Memphis of Harvey
Ptobertson, a prominent saloon keeper,
cn tho charge of bending an obscene
picture through the mails. Robertson
waived examination, and was held over
on $1,000 bond to await the action of
the federal grand jury.
A fire at Ilenderson Sunday afternoon
destroyed T. B. Preddy's livery stable,
P1, T" Uoa6es mociiamo shop, Vi. K. J .
Ib1 uiucv wu., tue iiJiJUbi uurcu,
and the coui-t-house was badly damaged.
The ongm of the fire is a mystery. Loss
partly covered by insurance,
mrscn uros iotnuig store na a
part of Polston's European Hotel at
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aauvme iea cown lasi triuay mgnt,
The accident was canned by the removal
of a foundation wall. Loss on clothing
about $3,000, and to the hotel $1,500.
The buildings were old and not worth
much. The occupants escaped.
The Second Baptist Church and Sun
day school gave a picnic near Knoxvilie
last inursaay, ana among other refresh-
mcnts served during the day was a large
quantity of ice-cream. Those who par-
took of e crem tftkfin mAAlmU
and seriously sick. Sixteen ladies and
children are in a critical condition, and
gome of them can not recoveri
rrlm t,nrifitra ,-n - ,,rn,u m:jji.
Tennessee counties have lost thousand.
of doUars in the past few months from
oamdrarners. Orville RuUedge, living
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uettr 'Mae' a an set nre to
bls barn- He fired at him twice and
without success. The farmers in the
neighborhood are greatly excited as this
is the ninth lini-0,l T.in
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mouon 10 enuorse jjr. lieiiey was
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promptly ruied out of order in the con
vention of Davidson County Republicans
last Saturday. Postmaster "Wills made
an earnest effort to have resolutions en
dorsing the Harrison administration
passed, but failed and the resolution to
I that effect was tabled. Tho lines wrA
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uiu wmeea me narrison
and anti-Harrison factions, and the lat-
i i i t.-; ii.. -.
i r tieuaeiih ueing me strongeRt, never
lost their advantage.