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VQk I- CAMDEN, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SElTEMBEIt 13, 181)0. NO: 22.
"VOTE- : TIEEE PRIMARY I
Democrats of Benton County:
You owe it to yourselves, your Party, and the gentlemen who seek 'recognition
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tyuur niuius iiiai you
Vote for the candidate you think will best promulgate your interests, and
have done your duty. But don't fail to vote, it is essential that a full vote
to get the choice of the Party, and that is what is wanted.
is to tieip oeiect nominees ot i our rarxvs
Putting a tax on the coffee and
tea pots of the conntry by Presi
dential proclamation is an entirely
new idea in the United States. Mr.
Harrison's administration ought to
have a perpetual patent on it. St.
Minister Mizner's order for the
surrender of Barrundia shows be
yond doubt that he is fully respon
sible for the invasion of the Amer
ican steamer, Acapulco, and that
but for his subserviency to Dicta
tor Barillas, the homicide under
the flag would never have been
committed. Recall him. He has
disgraced the country. St Louis
It will take a very large whiter
wash brush to cover Pension Agent
Lemon's admission that he ob
tained $12,000 pn his credit for Pen
sion Commissioner Raum the day
after Raum had reversed the dep
uty, commissioner and made the
ruling demanded by Lemon in the
interest of his business. It is a u bus
iness matter entirely," of course, but
the country does not like such bus
iness. St. Louis Republic.
The suits brought by CoL Dud
ley against the New York, newspa
pers have never been prosecuted.
An order was obtained by The
World for Col. Dudley's examina
tion, under oath, as to the author
ship of the letter, but the colonel
refused to answer the questions pro
pounded to him. The suits have
all been dismissed, although none
of the defendant newspapers have
made any retraction or apology.
After all, it is " better perhaps
for the country at large, and the
Democrats especially, that Reed
should remain in Congress. He is
about the best exponent of Repub
lican methods in or out of Congress.
His tyrannical and partisan rulings
give the people an insight into
what extremes Republicans would
go, if occasion demanded it, if they
but dared do their worst. Reed is
gradually educating Democrats to
the danger that beset them. Inas
much as we have him, the more of
him the better. Nashville Ameri
Mr. Steaker Reed was in no
"danger of defeat in his district, but
he was alarmed anyhow and to make
assurance doubly sure he had 500
Democrn ts disfranchised and a largo
force of laborers sent up from lot
tery's navy yard. Of course he
was re-elected and then the Presi
dent, that good pious man, sent on
a telegram of congratulations. , 'lie
was afraid not to as ho-also desires
an indorsement in the shape of a
re-nomination and would liko to
havo Mr. Reed's support, As Heed
is secretly a candidate himself ho
will ee about it Memphis Finnic
BRIEF STATE NEWS.
Tobacco cutting is in progress in
the Clarksville district.
Cotton is :"apidly opening in the
lower counties of West Tennessee.
There was a grand street parade
of fine stock at Hartsville last Sat
urday. A dummy line will be established
between Clarksville and New Prov
idence in the near future.
The Weekly Enterprise, hereto
fore published at McKenzie, has
been removed to Greenfield.
The Maury County fair opened
Tuesday. The-exhibit of fine stock
promises to be very attractive.
The Tennessee Presbytery met
at Tullahoma last week. It fin
ished the business session Satur
day. The Homeopathic Medical As
sociation of Tennessee held its an
nual session at Lookout Mountain
Eastern capitalists are inltfont
gomery County examining the iron
ore which exist there in inexhaust
The farmers In Middle Tennes
see are engaged in preparing their
land for wheat. Rain is needed in
that part of the State.
"The Keystone Live Stock and
Breeding association" is an enter
prise just started in Shelbyvillo by
a company of colored men.
The cross earnings of the Nash-
jville, Chattanooga and St Louis
Railroad for August are $45o,GG7;
operating expenses, $210,581.
Democratic primaries will bo
held in Davidson County to select
delegates to the Congressional con
vention to be held in Nashville on
September 18. . ,
The ticket office and waiting
room of the Louisville and Nash
ville Railroad Company at Brown
ville was entirely destroyed by fire
Saturday morning. ,
There will be a reunion of the
Second Tennessee (Barteau's) Cav
alry at Hartsville to-day. All old
soldiers will be takeri care of while
at Hartsville free of charge.
The Jackson Tribune and Sun
says that Wednesday nighta swarm
of large grasshoppers 'passed over
the city. Thousands could bo seen
on the streets as late -as 12 o'clock.
Mrs. Mary; Poole, of Jackson,
has entered suit for $10,000 dama
ges against the city because of a
broken -arm, caused by falling on
an uneven plank -side-walk, a short
While chopping weeds in Squire
Wheeler's yard near Clarksville last
week a negro man discovered the
remains -of a negro child, which
had been placed in a box and bttri
i u. Li VbtiguliouLus lulled to find
ihe mother. ' ,
The report that spotted fever ex
isted at Gallatin in an epidemic
form, is denied. The fever is con
fined to a focality some 20 miles
from Gallatin, and the physicians
claim they have it under control.
McNairy County is showing un
usual enterprise by collecting spec
imens of the various agricultural
products, minerals, ores, rock, clay,
timber, soil, etc., of the county, to
send to the corn palace, at Sioux
At Knoxville last Friday Jud
urtouu duoo Olio UUU1 tlirOuyU
the neck in a saloon, where they
were both drinking. The, row was
the result of an old feud.. Odill
will probably die. Cawood is in
jail awaiting results for trial.
Clarksville has a colored woman
said. to be one hundred and. six
years old. Her name is Lucy G ray,
and she was admitted a member of
the Methodist Church when quite
young, and has never .changed her
membership to a church of her own
Extensive preparations are be
ing made for a big Democratic bar
becue and public speaking . at Gal
latin, October 6. Senator William
B. Bate, Hon. Benton McMillin,
Hon. Joseph L. Washington, Hon.
Josiah Patterson, and Hon. John
P. Buchanan 'will be present and
The Secretary of State Saturday
registered charters of the North
Side Investment Company, of Ham
ilton County; the Athens Town
Company, of McMinnville; . the
Equitable Savings Association, of
Hamilton County; and the Cum
berland Gap Insuranco Company,
of Claiborne County.
' An unknown , white tramp met
with a terrible accident near Ar
lington one night .last week. He
attempted to board a train running
at the rate of 20 miles an hour,
slippod and fell under the wheels,
several cars passing over him. Botli
legs were badly mangled, and his
right leg was found to bo so badly
lacerated as to render amputation
Maj. E. A. Clark, deputy circuit
clerk, and William Moss, postmas
ter at Jackson, got into a dispute
Monday when Moss gave him the
lie, and the major, who is nearly
sixty years of age, knocked Moss
down with a plank. The sheriff
prevented further damage.
The wife and child of Jackson
Lynch, a farmer near Russell, are
mourning his absencej as are also
several farmers in the neighbor
hood. Lynch announced that ho
wanted to go West to see tlvo'coun
try, induced his neighbors to loan
him 3,000, and it it is supposed
he went West Nothing has since
been heard of him, and his friends
hold the bag. Tiu'V may not lose
.much, as he has n farm.
William White and Robert VJyat
two of the printing craft of Clarkst
ville, ,have purchased the Demo
crat printing materials at that
place, and will take charge in . a
As the result of recent develop
ments,. the police of Chattanooga '
have changed their attitude regard
ing gambling hells and opened an
aggressive "warfare. Friday night
last with a sledge-hammer they
forced the door of Crow's place
and nabbed sixteen crap players.
The dice throwers arc rattled, and
will hereafter be less public in
' A man about thirty-five years of
age, who gave his name as S. L.
Abbott, has been boarding the past
few -weeks with Mrs. Graves, at
Jackson. He represented that he
had charge of a school agency, and
proposed to get positions for teach
ers, claiming to charge 5 per cent,
10 to be paid in advance. ' Mrs.
Graves' daughter was about to ac
cept a position, at Marion, Ala.
Before closing the contract Abbott
decamped through a window, leav
ing his board bill unpaid.
Crop Report "
Following is the Tennessee crop .
bulletin for the week ending Sat
urday, September 13, 1890, issued
by the Meteorological Department
State Board of Health, co-operating
with the-United States Signal
During the week the rainfall and
percentage of cloudiness was above
the average, while the tpmperature
was about tho average.
Except as to temperature, tho
weather conditions were rather un
favorable to the crops of cotton and
tobacco, but were beneficial tooth-
era. totton. is . reported opening
rapidly, but the late rains have
caused it to take on ' a "secoiid
growth," which is quite injurious,
beside retarding the progress pf
picking.- Several bales of tho new
crop have already been marketed,
and planters are getting the rapid
ly opening staple gathered as fast
as the conditions of weather and
labor will permit Tobacco is in
good condition, except in some" -localities
where worms are reported
damaging to the crop. The
and cloudv weather has checked to
At a meeting of the Democratic 1 a rrrCat deo-roe the nrocoss of ma-
Executive Committee for the First turing and consequently tho work
Congressional District held at Mor- 0f cutting and curing. The. pre
ristown last Saturday, the follow- SOnt prospects, however, for a fair
ing resolution was unanimously j yield are flattering, considering
adopted : " Resolved, That the uhVays tho possibilities of a delay
sense of the Democratic Executive ; 0li killinc frost. That portion of
Committee of tho First Congres-i the crop" which' has already been
sional District of Tennessee is that, cut is reported of good quality.
we nave no convention ana no can- . i ,nfft mrn is rwiortrvl is wnt v
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improved, and will miiko a much
didate for Congress, and that it
will be 'impolitic and unwise for
any Democrat, or any person claim
ing to be , a Democrat, to run un
der any circumstances."
Four car-loads of silver pigs,
weighing 4 tons and worth 1,800,
000, passvul through Chattanooga
Tuesday l'or .New Orleans from
Philadelphia. Tho pigs were in
open baggage cars and covered
about half the floor of each, laid in
loosely. The United States Ex-
firess Company had the valuable
reight in charg&and had no guard
over it Six car-loads have gone
through- previously without mis
hap. The express company say
they have no moro fears of being
robbed than if the white metal was
pig iron. .
The census returns for the fol
lowing counties have been complete
ed: Benton, 11,205; Carroll 23,
577;'Deeatur, 8.990: Henry, 21,913;
Humphreys, 11,090; Dickson, 13,
8S2; Hardin, 17,001; Henderson,
1G,30G; Houston, 5,378; Hickman,
14,-170; Lawrence, 12,201; Lewis
2,551; McNairy, 15,491; Moutgom,
ervy 29,040; Perrv, 7,770; Stewart
12.103; Wnyne, il,457; Cheatham,
8,722;- Bedford, 21.704; Coffee, 13.
819; Franklin, 18,910; Marshall,
18,893; Moore, 5,909; Robertson.
better yield than expected. The
second . crop of Irish potatoes is
growing well with good prospects.
Other crops arc reported in good
condition of growth. Grid develop
ment Plowing has progressed
rapidly and favorably, and farmers
are making extensive preparations
for seeding their fall, grain..
A Novel Foot Race.
A novel foot race came off nt
Chattanooga, Saturday, the prize
being nothing less than tho hand
of a mountain maid. Miss "Polly An
drews, tho belle of Walden's Ridge.
Tom Mitchell and John Van Leet
sued for her favor and sho was un
able to decide between them. They
being in earnest proposed u duel,
to which the girl demurred, realiz
ing that if. ono were killed and the
other a fugitive, she would loso
both. As the crucial test tho-ile-eided
upon a foot race from the
Tennessee River to Fairmount, on
the summit of Walden's Ridge, a
matter of ten miles, much of it. o
steep climb. The men started at
2 p. m., and at 5 :10 Van Leet reach
ed the goal, a country postoflice.
His rival came in a bad second, fif
teen minutes later. Tho Tauten
i 20,0 i2; Lincoln, 27,370; Trousdale, ! man accepted w situation auJ
1.5.81 j ; Wilson. 27,001. :: Miss. Folly accepted the hi:r '