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FRIDAY,, NOVEMBER '28, 1890.
Congress- assembles next Mon
day, and' speculation is rife as to
what disposition will bo made of
the force bill and the thousands of
pension bills to be acted on. The
"West demands that the McKinley
bill be modified, while the East Hays
it shall remain just as it is. It is
a Republican fight, and" we say let
'em. alone, tlloy are ir the' last
throes of a desperate struggle, and
the country patiently awaits the
final dissolution of the party- The
end is- nearr
One fact illustrated in the cam
paign just closed is that the peo
ple generally care very little for
classic oratory or pathos, -but are
intent on the sober iasues of lifer,,
and eagerly seek after practical
facts bearing upon affairs of State
and Nation. Politicians would do
well to remember this, and when
they go before the people let them
be prepared to discuss political
questions in an intelligent manner,
clinched with' statistics and facts,
and, wroe unto the man who mis
represent facts, lest he incur the
lasting enmity of the people:'.
The intense excitement and great
scarcity of money which strained
the banks of New York and Lon
don to their uttermost to relieve
their regular patrons,, mostly brok
ers, has somewhat subsided and a
better feeling of. security exist over
that of two weeks ago. Still, the
situation is not as gratifying as one
might wish, and nearly all values
remain unsettled. The' flurry in
Wall street affected every city in
the country, and well? illustrated
the relation, exisiting between the
Empire City and the rest of the
country: There is too much pa
ternalism in the system of national
banks, and this is but a forewarn
ing of what is in store for us in the
future under the present system of
The complete official returns of
the election held in Tennessee the
4th of November gives Buchanan
115,545 ; Baxter-, 76,325 ; Kelley;
10,915. The' total vote is 202,785.
Buchanan's plurality over Baxter
is 39,220 ; majority over all, 28,305,
The vote hi the August election
' was : Lea, 132,294 ; Smith, 69,974 ;
total, 202,2GS-just 517. less votes
than were cast in the November
election. But Buchanan received
16,749 less than Lea, while Baxter
received 6,351. more than Smith,
Two years ' ago Taylor received
156,699 ; Hawkins, 139,011 ; John
son. 6.843 ; total, 302,556. Thus it
will be seen that there is a loss this
year of 99,771, the Democratic loss
being 41,154 and the Republican
loss 62,699, a difference of 23,545
in favor of the Democrats. There
ire a number of causes to which
ihis loss may be attributed, but the
poll-tax law and the Dortch elec
tion law may credited with the
greater part of it particularly in the
cities where so many are accustom
ed to escape paying the poll-tax
and where the Dortch law was en
forced there was considerable neg
ligonee in registering at the proper
The most remarkable progress
anywhere in this country is in our
Towns and cities aro springing
up in every favorable locality, and
manufactories and new industries
of every kind nro being built.
The natural advantages of the
South have attracted capital from
every nation on the globe, and the
result is property owners aro real
izing handsome profits on mineral
and choice agricultural lands.
While' this-progress tseems to ex
ist ftll over' tho South, our county
seems to-be unfortunate The capitalists-
arid' prospectors have not
discovered our natural advantages
and wonderful resources. Why is
this ? This county includes a vast
area of excellent farming land, held
and offered at very low figures
astonishingly cheap. This is not
owing to sterility of soil, for the
larger part of the land for sale is
of great fertility', and well improv
ed. It can not be oir account of
bad titles, for titles are easily as
certained and secured. And it can
not be on account of halth, for the
county is almost universally healthy
with a few exceptional localities on
the Tennessee River,
There are several causes which
seem to have kept Benton County
back. In the first place there is a
lack of business system among the
majority of farmers in raising and
marketing the products of the farm.
We should send ten times the mar-
ketable products out into the world
than we are doing now. Capital
ists depend on facts and statistics
to induce them to invest, and they
have been lacking in this county.
It would be much more profita
ble if, instead of a little patch of
this and that, the farmers should
cultivate fields, and combine to
raise enough of one or more cr
of produce to invite buyers from
the- cities who will pay the cash.
Benton County is admirably sit
uated for stock raising, fruit grow
ing, dairy farming, and raising hay,
peanuts, and grain. If the farm
ers here would devote themselves
to these mainly, not to say exclu
sively, they will bring $10 of cash
into the county where they now
see but oiie. The farmers who de
pend wholly upon the local market
where there are few if any manu-
aeturers, will save little money.
The local market of a small town
can easily be glutted, but in the
great markets everything has some
price and on the average the price
is a good one. If the county could
produce say 20,000 barrels of good
apples of some well-known varie
ties, none of the farmers would!
have to1 ship to be sold on commis
sion. The. buyers would take his
fruit in tlie orchard, if owners pre
ferred to sell that way, and pay cash
for their crop. This is an illustra
tion of what could be done with all
other" marketable farm products.
Of course tlie buyer can not afford
to- go after the few products now
offered, if wo exclude peanuts, which
is, on an aveTae, a pavintr crop.
Another cause that has held the
county back is that tho county is a
little off the main line of travel f re
quented by eastern buyers. What
we want is a northern outlet. The
remarkable progress made along
the lines of railroad which traverse
Tennessee north and south at sev
eral points is proof enough of the
value of railroads in developing the
country. With a line of railroad
running north and south" throiTgh
the county by Camden, millions of
dollars would be added to the val
ue- of property in Benton County
in a few years, besides, furnishing
us a competing line and making ac
cessible new markets for our sur
plus products, and furnishing other
outlets for the fine timber that ex
ist in almost inexhaustable quanti
tins, thus reviving every branch of
industry. With the Paducah, Ten
nessee, and Alabama Railroad built
to this place, Camden would grow
rapidly, manufacturers would be
attracted here, and in a few years
Camden would become a prominent
business and commercial point be
tween Chicago and Birmingham.
Being high and dry, Camden is
well located to make a big town.
As stated before, there is no need
to argue the question of tho vital
necessity of another railroad to
Camden, and in view of this neces
sity and the near approach of this
road, let us delay not a moment in
securing it for Camden, and the
manufactories, and capital, and im
migration will come with it.
FAUM1NG A BUSINESS
We want to say a word to the
young men of the county who in
tend to locate a farm to themselves.
The selection of a farm for a fut
ure home is a very important mat
ter, and should be settled at once
for all. Moving from one place to
another is a very bad business, for
the farm is to be the future homo for
yourself as well as family. Good
land, of course, is desirable, but no
one knows the value of health un
til he or his family gets sick, hence
the first important object in the
selection should be a nice, healthy
place, in a good community, con
venient to schools and churches.
The size of the farm should be
governed by the size of the purse.
The mistake is too often made by
young farmers of wanting a large1
farm and buying too much land on
a credit. A mortgage on a farm is
a great encumbrance. Small farms,
well cultivated, are more profitable
than larger one possibly can be,
In a word, it all depends on your
self. A man who can not be a suc
cessful farmer in Tennessee can
not be a successful farmer in Kan
sas, Texas, or anywhere else. If
the farm does not yield enough, a
practical, experienced farmer will
ascertain if it can not be made to
yield heavier crops.
Farming is a business, like every
thing else, and to be successful, it
must be conducted on strictly bus
place insured the future of Camden
and Benton County ; that it would
in a few years be the leading trunk
line in the South, connecting Cam
den with Birmingham and Chica
go, two of the most important and
progressive cities in the United
States, and the advantages to be
derived from such a connection
was apparent to every citizen in
tho county, and there was no doubt
that with the proper effort the road
would be built to Camden.
S. L. Peeler, esq., urged imme
diate organization, and a system
atic effort made at once to secure
tho road; that the importance of
getting the road and the marvel
ous advantages it would give ns
Was of course indisputable.
Rev. A. C. McRao explained how
we might secure the road withbt
putting the county to any expense
whatever, stating that the most feas
able route from Paris to Perryville
was by way of Camden, and that
the company did not expect much
assistance from Benton County k
build the road this way.
Permanent organization wms ef
fected be electing Capt. W. F.
FARM FOR SALE!
p- ft ACltKS, mile southwest of Camden, onu
))) half cleared, balance line tlmlxT. (Joort
dwelling, Irani, ami out -houses; good water, pood
orchard, nml good neighborhood. Will sell all or
half Interest. Terms, one-half cash In advance.
For fuller particulars address,
W. I SAUNDERS,
0f :11 Camden, Tenn.
When Bnby was sick, we gao her Castoria.
When she was a Child, slid eried for Castoria.
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria.
Whea she had Children, she gate them Castoria
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L, L. HAWKINS.
Messrs. Tom C. Rye, Prof. II, W. AttOmeVS at LaW,
Mannon, and J. V. Travis were ap
pointed by the chairman to corre
spond with the railroad company,
and ascertain what proposition' they
would accept from Benton County
to build this road to Camden . The
committee was instructed to open
correspondence at once.
The meeting adjourned subject
to the Call of the chairman.
W. F. Maiden,
Landon Wyly, Chairman.
THE STATE SENATE.
"Will practice In alfthecmu-tsof Benton ConnHr.
and the supreme court of Tennessee. Collection's'-
a specialty. . 5:ly.
E. Mi McAULEY,
OFFICE OVER Mel) AN EL & FRY'S STORK'
C tinder;, Tenn.
Will hereafter spend thf? first and third week"
of each month in Camden; tlie second week at-
nig .Ninety; anutimiourthatiioiiaday. C.tlni..
S. L. PEELER.
Attorney at Law,
OFFICE AT THE COURT-HOUSE.
"Will Hvp Pnrpfnl nttnntimii tn !TT lii.dirwtau
Tli a roxt TVmifcfiSPA fiminifi will trusted to my wire.- Collections a iwecialtv '
I Alm iiwill:inii4 il rim t fnv It iwtvvilla mul rtt1.nv''
be composed or twenty-nve juem- eom companies. i:iv.,
- i i
ocrats and eight Eepublicans.
give their names, post-office address
and county as follows:
Pursuant to a call for a mass
meeting to discuss ways and Aicans
for securing the Paducah, Tennes
see, and Alabama Bailroad, an en-
husiastic audience composed of
citizens of Camden and vicinity
met at the- court house Saturday
Rev. A. C. McRae was elected
emporary chairman, and' Landon
Tho object in calling the meet-
ang was briefly explained, and
Prof. H. W. Mannon, who' has tak
en quite an interest in tho mat
ter, stated that he had written to
the raibroad parties to-' ascertain
what proposition they proposed to
submit to the citizens of Benton
County to bring the road to Cam
den, and had hoped to be able to
make known the result of the cor
respondence at this meeting, but
had failed" to receive a reply up to
date. He read an encouraging let
ter from Dr. G. T. Morris, of Paris,
stating that he would assist ua in
every way possible to get the roa;d.
Tom C. Bye, esq.,- made an en
thusiastic speech, stating that the
building of this road to Camden
was the desire of every man, wo
man, and child in Benton County,
and urged the importance of every
citizen in the county aiding the
move to get the road in the' mos
cordial spirit of co-operation ; that
this is tho only way in which we
can sueceed, and, therefore, the
only way in which the whole coun
ty can be fully benefitted is for the
Paducah, Tennessee, and Alabama
Tiailroad to come to Camden.
Capt. W..F. Maiden stated tha
tho building of the road to this
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Bit. R. B. TRAVIS,
OFFICE AT J. E.TOTTY'S DJiUG STOKS,'
BARBER : SHOP,
Haviiwr recently1 niirchased' a new ehair nUil
oiner new articles cemnufi to the comfort of -my
patrons, I now have facilities to shave, shton-
nm aim mi uair cuuinif uiai are .second lo lion.
Thanking the public for past patronge, smd so
lieitinir a continuance of the same.
I am, respectfully,
t-Mv shoo In imp ilruir- !iut nf tl.u uli,n
lion;--.- uve m a can. 7:1V..-
J. W. ARNOLD,
Boot & Shoemaker;
East Side Square, Cam Jen, Tenii:-
I am prepared to do all kinds ot wm-k in
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urn- nun neatness uuu uispaicu. Keep IlOllft
but the very best material, and my past work.
sji-ahB ior useu. .Repairing a specialty. 7 :1V;,
Gliattanooija, and St. Louis
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eiently complete list for publication
Name. Bost-olUce. County.
Brown, W.-L Philadelphia. Monroe.
Clare, Henry Clinton Anderson.-
Davis, W. B Blackwatcr... Hancock.
Early, J. H South l'itts- Marion.
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The best route to points In East Tennessee, Vir
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The campaign of education pro
duced good results in the late elec
tion, but much remains to be done,
ical struggle, and tho Democracy WJN 1 L(JK(jM IT!
of the country must preserve and
strengthen the organization so as j
to retain and increase in the next
national election the advantage we
have gained this year. Organiza
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