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VOL. I.
CAMDEN, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2G, 181)0.
NO. 23.
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The D emocrats of Henderson
County meet in. convention Octo
ber 10 to nominate n candidate for
'the General. Assembly.
The Republicans of the Eighth
Congressional District will hold-a
convention in Jackson, October 8,
to nominate a candidate for Con-
gress.
TnE New York Hun says that if
the ' Conger lard bill is passed, no
'one van say whioii industry' will be
next singled out for destruction un
iler form of law.
If 'brother Buchauau - makes . as
good a Governor as he does a Dem
ocratic speaker, the Democrats will
lrave nothing to be ashamed of.
fsouth Pittsburgh Press.
TnE Nashville Banner and Par
son Kelley will substitute-crow for
turkey in November, while the rest
of us fellows will be masticating
Buchanan gobblers. Athens Post.
If the Breckinridge case is to be
.a precedent the Republicans will
merely have to steal a ballot-box to
elect a Congressman in districts
where thev are in a minority. Lou
isville Courier Journal.
Kennedy's speech has been re
vised -and its illusions to Quay
expunged from the Congressional
Record. ;But Quay's character has
not been revised nor the facts df
. dils embezzlements expunged from
.his record. Nashville Herald.
The country is very sick of Ruler
Eeed, and it is sincerely to be
-hoped that the rule or ruin policy
he and his party have adopted in
Congress will be rebuked in JNo
vcmber by the election of a major
ity of Democratic Congressman.
Nashville Jjanner.
Av HEN Congress adjourns and
'Harris, and Bate, and McMillin, and
Washington, and Enloe, and Rich
ardson, and Pierce come home and
take the stump in behalf of the
Democratic ticket the Kelleys and
Baxters will hunt tor tall timber
Union City Democrat.
The efforts madeby some papers
"in the State to destroy Mr. Buch
anan's chance for election, seems to
strengthen, rather than weaken,
that freutlem au's cause. The peo
nle are with Buchanan, and they
are going to be with him when the
polls close in JNovember. Larrol
!ounty Democrat.
THE Republican Congress is
about to inaugurate a new era in
'the period of artificial scarcity.
The new' tariff bill will make near
iv pvervthiiiff scarcer, aad conse-
-nuentlv higher in price-excep
productive labor, which must work
cheaper to pay the higher prices
St. Louis Republic.
The Senate and House will have
no difficulty in compromising"
with each other. The House will
willingly agree to keep high taxes
on ploughs provided the Senate
will ntrree to keep them on binding
twine. The Senate will agree, and
.amiably join in raising taxs t per
rpnt, on everything else. St. Louis
Republic
TN pffoct the reciprocity fad vil
lio about aa follows: We will ad
mit sugar, molasses, coffee, tea, and
."hides tree oi duty u xne countries
exporting them will admit our prod
mrtR fi-pp. If the latter refuse to
.admit our products free, then, to
. "11 a
: spite them, -we wiu xax oureww
rnbout 200,000,000 a ywir for job
'bers to steal and for pension deni
ragoguesto dissipate The Chicago
iHerald.
Buchanan, though a farmer,! can
n -tr.f in 4lio moroliant, and law-
Ut3 113' JLMilJ. -v' 1.11V.'
- r .mi morplinnt, nr lawverfCan
'VUi ao "jr "jv.". . j . ,
.be. Ho is for the general good of
the whole people. Although an
t n: '1m tin mnrn ln-
JXllliLilW Uiixi wv.') " -
jects that into his -race man uic
.John u lirown or auuikw
wi.n .ivartk Trand masters oi
"Masons.iinject Masonry into their
..canvasses when candidates for Gov
eruor. Kelley and. Baxter havei
0n,l wnnt.to lead the peo-
uleoff on side issues. But they
CaWU t HO it. J-VCpUi IVX. ailV4 J. ur
BRIEF STATE NEWS.
Scarlet fever and diphtheria-ex-
ist among the children at Gallatin,
The Savannah Courier says that
ho crops in that section are above
an average.
yupi. ..juuu xnyiui w miwiu.
"..!. t..i... if :n i.
at
the Confederate reunion at Troy
to-morrow.
The ; annual convention of the
Women's Christian Temperance
Qnion of Tennessee will.be held in
McMiunville the latter part of Oc
tober next.
A colored brakeman on the Illi
nois Central Railroad had his leg
cut off while coupling cars near
dons last (Saturday, ihe negro
is
in a critical condition-and will
notrecover.
At B. D. Bradford's steam giii, a
ew miles north of Brownsville, last
Friday Jack Thurmond in some
way got caught in the machinery
and had one arm and one leg bro
ken and received other . 'injuries,
He died in a few hours.
According to the census returns
rienry Jountys population has .qe-
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creased in the last ten years 1,129.
n 1880 the; population was 5:214:2,
and in 185)0 it is said to be 2113.
The Paris Post-Intelligencer says
hat something is wrong, and insists
upon a re-count.
A jrrn.Tu! Tfimnrm of PrfiTi fori prate
vptprnnR of tbrt South and Vpst
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rtAU 1 hcAA f Mminliis n,-iAhpv
2, when the inter-State fair will be
n fri 1 nrntinn. A rrano-p.ni on t,s
mve been made with the various
hies of railroad for cheap trans-
portation, and orators of national
reputation will be present.
As appears from an interview in
the Chattanooga Times, Governor
Tn.vlnrhascomiile.ted arrangements
:or maknur Chattanooga his tuture
lome. It is announced through
;he same medium that Governor
Taylor will take the stump for
Buchanan early uext month and
speak through Middle and West
Tennessee.
The boiler of an engine attached
to a freight train on the East Ten-
f l)'llli Ijl I 111 JJMHU O. l 1 1
-.r. j-, - t m
noccpo V irmnin. nnrl l-rOnrmR ISRl .
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road exploded last Sunday evening
at Sherman Heights, 5 miles from
Chattanooga. All that could be
- .
found of the engineer and hreman
wnc D rnni Tli'o brnkpman was so.
bWi, t,n atoms. '
Rv .nifW nf Jiiihro Swimrt tho
r v - . - - - - j-. .
-ivt..i xt:i:.. ,i
negro, i i-sify xniiiu, wiiwjn Luc
u?..' p w,mi.u,r
i,n ml-in(r cw pffnrt tA lvnph.
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was
removed from Paris to the
Clarksville mil Saturday, it is
not thought that tho mob will try
to get him there, though they do-
clare they will go to hades atter
him if necessary.
'
For the information of people
who would like to know where to
find mad-stones in case of ' bites
f rom rabid 'dogs, we will state that
there is one at Green I1 letcher s,
1 J miles from Summitville Station,
in uottee L'onnty, and Monroe un-
wr, living 8 miles southwest of
Crossville, Cumberland Uounty,
also has one. ;-Srarta Expositor,
Mr. Ti. A. Orr. mio of the most
successful farmers' of the countv,
1 n-ought to town last Monday a cu-
imil)Pr that, h raised on histarm.
i0l.r TCpu-bprn. which nulls the
beam down to:48 pounds. Ho says
Iia W rniP. on i r farm that weicrhs
about GO pounds. This cucumber
was on exhibition at this place sev-
eral days,, and viewed by hundreds
of people. Newbern lennesseau.
Jameftand John-Glatison, father
and son, were killed Saturday by
a wild engine on tho-'East Tennes -
see,' Virginia, and Georgia Railroad
near Ooltewah. Thev were ; driv-
ing a blind horse to- a wagon, and
tho animal had just cleared the
track when tho wagon was struck.
The-old man was thrown oO feet;
the boy, about sixteen years old, I are the Galloway three, while Will- stitution adopted in Nebraska con
went 50 feet before he struck the iam Sanford, of Tipton, A. T.-jMc- taine'd a provision .not mandatory,
earth dead,1 his skull being badly
crushed. "The wagon was smashed
into small pieces. The bodies were
left at a farm-house near by and
taken to Cleveland in the after-
noon. Tho engine had pulled.. -a
train load of Mormons into Chat -
tanotara and was returning ahead
of; the regular train
The circuit court at Paris is en
gaged in the trial of John Scoot
and Sid Calicut, charged with rap
ing a negro woman by tho name of
Caroline Webb July 20, 1889. .The
delense is attempmg to prove an
After hearing-about half of
r r - x i.i
mo uroiu. ouiuruuv o uuizv ow-
. .nn ,.f .states also in tho same
r,: t xl
It isestimated that the farm prod-
uctator the year wm ran iar snort
of tho enormous yield of 188'.), but
thevreeompense for this will be
found partly hi a ready market aiid
higher prices; and the farmer who
has persisted in maintaining the
best cultivation in thetace of un-
toward circumstances is the one
who will profit most largely by this
condition. -American,
Tho Tonnvt frnm Meuinliis is that,
eviden. against 'Persons, -aeruaed
of wife murder, -is. accumulating
In his' back-yard under a pile -of
InndhprwnH found a shoot Ktriinpd
with blood nndt.nr.on whiMi were
j.c 1,1 Z c A ...1
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! If 1 1 1 l.ll 1 . 1 I I ill 1114 I lf-f r WH I J 'I I ! WMK H I Ml I I
, ,a nnmor rtf
which clotted blood adhered. The
Rlnl1 of tho flnnilv woman will bo
examined
KD. Davis, the superintendent
of the Ltna coal mines, near White
side, was shot from ambush last
Ti . 3 .
nuay,
eceiving probably fatal
WOUnds.
There has been trouble
n . the mines, the men employed
naving ( u woik msi o une. xucy
were told a few days ago that un-
less they resumed work their places
would .we nued uy -convicts.
Out
or uiiB it is supposeu grew me as-
A . -t I
SRSSinraoa-
Last Friday evening as the con-
struction train on the Decatur.
vJiiesipeaKe, and ixevur leans nan-
road was slowing up at Fayettsville,
William W.-Stigall, a citizen of
that place, attempted to step from
the train onto a pile ot lumber ; his
foot slipped and he fell between the
cars, two wheels passing over both
his legs, crushing them almost into
a jelly. Medical aid was immedi
I . ...... a,
atelv summoned, but tho untortu-I.T.wi:o..o
.
, ,
miw Jmiu m l,UhhUU ,lwu3f-
A special from Cumberland Gap
saysthataKentuckian, named Day,
" a t..... "'I
came over trom lellow Ureek last
Satnrdav to oloan thin to uti about
tl iR irnn. Ho lipfan tioar Wolch Ar.
O'Brien's liouor aaloon on. ft man
named Banner, with whom he got
. -. - .
inti a t h hn tv. and mi ft his nm
;--
and bei?an s looting, one ball nnss-
lngthrough Lanner's arm. Lanner
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empueu uie contents oi apistoi
into him aud fired three shots from
a Winchester rifle throughhim.
Somepartiesunder nmskatTiiin-
ble Station. Dver Countv. arrested
I ---- t ml ml i
several negroes last Saturday night
for gambling, among the lot bein;
a negro in the employ of sol. Rice,
who was shot in the hip while try-
ing to make his escape. Rice ac
eused some ot the oest citizens in
Trimblo as being the parties under
mask, and especially iuarsnai uai.
Davis. Armed with shot-gun he
threatened to even up things with
the parties if found. "The sheriff
happened to be m town and paci-
he'd lace, promising protection to
him. and his crew. W hile Uie -offi-
lrs were ho huuiwr uiey- were m-
formed that Rico and Davis had
met and the' former was lying dead
wimi a Kinie wounu; m nis neart.
Davis immediately 'departed, and
nas hol ueon capwreu.
When the' Tenth District'. Con
rrressional convention adjourned,
three men were appointed .-by the
Galloway faction aiid threo by the
fRiddick faction, thse six to select
three others and these nine to de-
oide what shall be done to .break
the deadlock, tho decision to be
binding on both - candidates. W.
J. Crawford, John T. Hillsman,
land a. M. Scruggs 'all of Shelby,
Neal of Hardeman,? and E. F. Ad-
ams, of Shelby, act: for Riddick.
These havo selected as tho other
three: S. F. Wilson, of Sumner,
James D. 'Porter, of Henry, and
John M. Taylor, .of Henderson,
and these gentlemen have agreed
to art The nine will meet Mon-
Jiy to settle, the question.
The People's Money.
Now York World. 1
Secretary Windom boast that
tho Treasury has disbursed
000,000 within the last twenty-three
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glorification that he mid during
nresent administration S200.000.000
unon the unmatured obligations of
mie Government.
In spito.of these and other ex
traorflinarv disbursements, the
money market hasUwen most of
the time tight. And Congress has
during tho past isix miontliK passed
aimronriations with-a recklessness
unnarallplpd hitherto, to tho end
that there mav be no surplus-here-
after either tn retain miniev from
the channels of business or to make
the Ireasnry an ally ot.-W all street,
Where 3id all the money lately
uisurseuor sun iocku up come
from ?
l'rom the pockets. ol the people
iFlwrvlnllor nf If. was ;nl lee tart in
t ' M W
Viiv-Muwi wi. yw.w i
been unnecessary,
If 'tho Government had left every
dollar not weded for its legitimate
expenses where that -dollar
right
fully belongs in the pocket of the
man who earned it there would
have been no surplus to incite . ex
travagance, no lock-up of currency
to cripple business,
v or six years the Democrats in
Congress tried in vain, against con
stant Republican opposition and
obstraction to stop the surplus, by
reaucjn,,.taxes. Within a year and
. year
half
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after
obtainins
?unchecke
wntrol of tie Government the Re-
publicans have spent the surplus
and are now forcing a bill through
Congress increasing the taxes to
prevent a ienciency.
It is the people's money that
pays for fill this. The elections
will show what the people thmkiol it
Democratize the Senate.
Now York ('oimnnviiil Advertiser.
One Fanner's Alliance plank
has been accepted verbatim by the
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We
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iiuuaun xsi.-iuwiJ.aiy. im j.ciwj.
the election ot United States Sena
tors by the people. In the ad
joining State ot Illinois uie uema
J! C1J.. . J.! ' J'.l
crane oii.ie coim-uuim uns iai
formally- nominated General Pal
mer for the United States Senate
ploIging the people that ho shoul
represent them m case a Democratic
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legislature was cnoscu. in win an
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homing State of Ohio the mass o
the Democrats are bitterly in favor
of a similar change. The senti
nient in these three States is an in
dication of that which is comim
to prevail all over the country
The Hamdtonian distrust of popu
lar self-government which fount
expression in the provisions for
the choice of President by electors
and of Senators by legislators has
given away to a Jeffersonian dis
trust of all institutions which do
not directly represent the .common
sense and common wishes of the
ni l ft i i l 1
mass ot the people. At the be
ginning. !bf our Government there
were few States, if there, were.any,
in which Governors and State sen
ators were elected by 1 'the whole
people. In New York the right
to vote for them was restricted to
freeholders possessing$2,600, while
any -one who owned &250 might
vote; for assemblymen. -All such
restrictions upon tue right ot the
whole people to determine who
shall represent them in legislative
offices have passtkl away in all the
State governments. The indirect
election of United states Senators
is the solitary survival to be found
anvwhero in our svstcin,
Ihe sentimentthat this auoisaly
must ue done away witn anu.our
National Government be madei as
logically democratic as our State
governments are not confined to the
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Democratic party. Ihe last con-
for a popitfar vote for United
States Senators to precede itliis
formal election by theilegislature.
W hen Senator Van Wyck was.re
tired because of the hostility of
the corporations toward him, his
friends demanded that a straw vote
should bo taken in accordance witl
J.the provision, but were,. nu'ible.tej.the country.
obtain it. Paddock was chosen in
lis stead, and is now mipporting
nearly every clause in the Mclviu-
ey bill, which the Omaha Beo de
clares that niiu)-tenths of tho lie-
ublican farmers of the Statoire
opposed to
The Census Machine.
N'iititmitl DitiiiiHTicL.
Robert P. Porter, tho im ported
inglishmau and free-trader, who
uns the Census' Bureau in tho in
terest of the ' 'ReTMiblican party,
went.before the Civil Service Com
mittee of the House of Represent
atiaes'tni Tuesday to tell what he
knew about reform. Porter tojd
the members of'the -committeo; that
the best system of civil service was
he Porter system and that.the con
dition of things' in the Census Bu
reau was proof of jt. '. He then with
iiaracteristio -pomposity launched
out in praiae-Of jumself. r-.Butthe
ex-free4raderi was , aske'd seveial
questions by a Democratic member
of the. committee, which.' disturbed
him somewhat arid -broke the
thread of-.his typo- written- argu
ment He was asked : this ques
tion: ' "You say merrit odone se
cures appointments! : , That" being
the-case how many of your clerks
are Democrats?" Instead of an
swering in a straightforward, hon
est way Porter replied: "The ap
pointees . were generally recom
mended by Republicans, - " How
many Democrats have you in the
Census Bureau ? " . That was direct.
What was his answer? "I couldn't
say positively."
No, Mr. Porters could . not say
positively. If he had said there
was one Democrat in'the 'bureau,
he might have givn' falsostestimo-
ny, so he saved himself by saying
he didn't know positively.
What Porterdoes know, however,
or should know, is that some of his
appointments were 'disgraceful and
Hfnndplono. and all his talk abnnt.
merit being the -only basis of ap
pointment is the veriest drivel.
Perhaps Mr. Porter might have
been puzzled if the committee had
asked him whether it was "merit"
that secured the appointment of J.
Kendrick Upton as chief of tho di
vison of statistical experts or the
appointment of Charles L. Curtis
as chief of division. Curtis was
turned out of theTreasury Depart
ment for stupidity; subsequently
employed at a small .salary by
pension agent George Lemon and
found wanting. Porter has a wto
man " expert" employed at $1,400 a
year who couldn't' honestly earn SO
cents a day in any business out
side the Government service.
When Frank Park, a Democrat,
who had served under superin
tendent Francis A. Walker with
great ability,' applied to Porter for
a place, having-, a strong endorse
ment from General AValker, Porter
suggested to him to get some Re
publican mnuonce Llkms and
Goff and then.. 'ho would "fuel
safe" in .appointing him. It is
needless to say that Park was not
appointed.
Iho truth 13 that tho eleventh
census is a huge Republican ma
chine, ,and the swarms of enumera
tors and supervisors -all through
the countryiare; just so much Re
publican patronage, aiid ; nobody
knows that so . well as Robert P.
Porter,' late free-trader and present
high protectionist -'Not counting
the great army of , employes in the
held, there are as- many people an
the Census Bureau as. in the Treas
ury Departwient-t-over 2,200.
It vwill . interest the. tax pavers
to be - told that ? they? iire paying
$50;000 a day. to keep up this ma-
ckine which will be kept running
until lw',rjJ,and longer if the Repub
licans stay in.
!.The eleventh census -will cost the
people not a-eent less titan 20,000,
CKX). And for what ? Fot thousands
aiid tens of thousands-of strikers.
For the payment .of - men who are
going upanddown.tho land asking
one hnndredand fifty questions and
gathering informatioai. which will
be about as valnablo to' the tax-payer
as a section of Jarid- in the moon.
Outside of the counting of tho peo
ple. the work done by the census -.is
time and money wasted,- and even
the counting has been notoriously
wrong in many-places thronirhont
."on.
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