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Tlrjrs&y Kornin. ItiLkv 9, ISS9.
WINFIELD S. HANCOCK,
)VlUlAM II. ENGLISH,
Slate at Large.
JOHN L. T. SNEED, of Shelby.
JOHN W. FLE M IXG, of K nox.
. 1st District flunks B. Vavcr.
.2nd District-W. L. Lkierkooo.
"rd Disjrict Jon R. Nf.ai.
4th District J 08Brn E: WAvniKOTOK, or
j!liertson. - . l . , .
', rih District .f as. II. TUtah' of Lincoln.
Cth Dlstiict W. A. "Piioma. '
7Ui District E, T. Taluaferbo, of Giles
8th District A. G. IUwbins, of Carroll
iith District-T. E. Kichardsox, of Dver
10tU District 1. J. MoitGAK,of Shelby
JOHN V. IVIIIOIIT,
AVhy was it that that $5,000
bank fee w as not submitted to
The 'bolters went out on the
Garner plntfrm, they said. -"Did
CJarner go with theni?
"Vc arc glad to greet the Knox
ville Tribune, after its brief sus-
s a "power in
A colored Democratic club
has been organized in Nashville.
It favors Hancock, English and
It is said that many colored
men will leave the Republican
a 1 . r it
party ana vote lor vnrht or
I low are the railroad bonds to
le repudiated and the Capitol
and Hermitage paid, when you
can't tell one from tho other t
. TheWinchester Home Journal
has raised the (W) right Hag, and
is making an earnest and able
fight for the Democratic ticket.
A fvw exchanges
are in the
half sheets. Strike he Ocser
yrn from jour exchange lit,
gentlemen, if you can't send us
"When questions are submitted
to the people at a special elec
tion, by the Democracy, the Re
publicans will unite with any
party to defeat those questions,
as instanced in the 60-i election.
An important question to be
decided now is whether our Ixg
islatuix'ft and courts shall be a
bolishcdj and each Enactment of
importance be "submitted to the
people" at a cost of $10,000 to
Submit it to the people. That's
what we say. Let the. people
make their wishes known at the
ballot-box by electing the can
didates for the Legislature whose
views are in accord with their
vn. Hy doing this we will a
void the strife and annoyance of
a second election, which would
cost the State $10,000 to $50,000.
The power and influence of
the eopIe in legislative matters
is over their representatives, and
the proper time to give utter
ance and emphasis to that is
when the' elect them. The pop
ular will can be made known
tlren, with power and effect, and
lhe expense 'and bitter feuds of
an unnecessary election avoiaeu.
In our last issue we promised
our readers to continue in in is
week's Observer an article
beaded "Fayetteville, Why its
Citizens are for StalcCrcdir, Arc.
Owing to tho fact tiiat we had
to look up some "ojd documents,"
which we have not jet had time
to examine, it had to' be -postponed.
We expect to give it in
our next issue.
The republicans rely entirely
unon the old sectional issues to.
carry the Presidential election,
and have already begun to wave
the bloody shirt over the lkfads
of the. people of the north. The
issue is the only stock in trade
of the once great republican par
ty, and is raised simply because
the party does not know what
other appeal to make. To show
how well republicans know that
this is a false issue, we quote the
following from a speec h of Mr.
Garfield in (Jongress less than
two years ngo,kin which he said
that The man who attempts to
yet tip a political excitement in
this country cn the old sectional
issues will find himself without
a partif and without support"
Garfield will find out alter e
leetion that he was a prophet. ,
Tlie stalwart papers of the
DeGolyer type of veracity are
prating about census frauds in
the "solid Pouth," r The purpose
of this is to promote the cause
of sectionalism so strongly re
buked, in words, by the Credit
Mobilicr candidate. Superin
tendent "Walker, appointed by
Hayes, the head of the census
bureau, denies the charges, says
the alleged frauds do not exist,
are easily, detected and speedily
remedied i f attempted. So much
for that little game in the wick
ed play of sectionalism.
iii' - ;
"While the bolters are engaged
in heaping their tirade of abuse
ujKm and calumniating the rail
roads, we have a fact for them
to put in their pipes and smoke.
The N. & C. railroad company
is allowed bv their charter to
charge 35c on 100 pounds of
freight from Fayetteville toChat
tanooga, while they only charged
on an average 14 cents for grain
shipped over their line from Fay
ctteville to the latter place du
ring the last twelve months, a
saving, an actual gift from the
railroad to the fanners of Lincoln
county, of over ?50,000. The
farmers received this amount in
that the low freight rates enabled
our dealers to pay higher prices
The chief daiurcr to national
the party will trust too much to
the invulnerability of their lead
er. General Hancock's unim
peachable record, his undoubted
ability", which makes him, even
in a private letter discussing na
tional affairs' in a most critical
period, talk with the direct sim
plicity of a soldier and the pro
found insight of a statesman, has
silenced the argument that he
was a military man merely and
unfitted to measure and weigh
the great questions that modern
civilization propounds to execu
tive statesmanship. That argu
ment was futile against Grant,
even after he had justified it by
the most deplorable terra in our
history, and those who have been
using it with inane iteration a
T Y 1 .1
gainst iiancocK were tnc very
persons whom neither the theory
nor the practice could convince
in two terms of Grant, but who
endeavored to crive him a third
' Last week we received for
publication an article defensive
of Judge "Williams similar to
that we published from the 13th
district with the addition that
the writer thought the Fayette-
villc papers do not reflect the
views of his section. We were
willing to publish the article, but
the Obsekver was full, miming
over, and the room could not be
spared, and we so notified the
party claiming to be responsible,
by postal, adding that a lengthy
letter that we printed for Judge
"W. in his own defense, obviated
the necessity of the publication.
In reply, we received the follow
ing postal card
nr.AXC4iK, Tenn., Sept. 2, 1S80.
X. O. Wai.lace,I)kak Sik: Will say, that
w e, the voter of rite 18th district, expcti-d
you to offer an excuse to escape publishing
our leltor'to Ju'ge Will-ams. You find
much space for jnipatliy -on the li gli-tax
side or the question. I will only stale that
this people, many of 'them four patrons,
drmand publication of their Williams
letter. Respectfully, .1LU. Bkatt.
Ignoring the discourteous fling,
we have to say that we have,
ma 113' times, been asked to pub
lish articles containing political
views not in accord with our own,
and we never refused when the
request was clothed in itjspectful
terms.' "We are, aiid have al
ways been, ready to give both
sides a reasonable hearing, un
less the request assumed a man
datory form. If the note print
ed bad courteously asked the
publication of the article, it
should have appeared to-day, but
an imperious command cr "de
mand will not secure space in
The candidates for presiden
tial electors announce that they
will speak at Lynchburg, Tues
day, .Sept. 28; Mulberry, 120;
lllanche, October 2; 1'etersburg,
21; Fayetteville, 23. tf.
Col. John C. Burch w ill speak
for Hancock and English and
Wright at Lynchburg, Sept 13;
Petersburg, Sept. 14.
Xew York, weak,
St. Louis, weak,
St. Louis, active, .
31 istakes Should be Corrected;
Particularly the prctice of taking medi
cines into the system by way of the stom
ach for diseases of the Kidneys. It is an old
treatment, well tried, and proven inefficient.
The true method is absorption, as proven
by the great success of Pat's Kidnet Pad.
Some of our so-called "low-tax"
friends,we are infomied,complain
of the Statecredit" men for call
ing them "rcpudiationists." "We
never have intended to apply this
epithet to the masses of the so
called "low-tax" men. "We have
always said and still say that
nine-tenths of the people are op
posed to repudiation, llie very
idea of "repudiation" is hateful
to the ears of the average Ten
nesseean. It is the other one
tenth composed of oflice-seekers,
dishonest politicians and dema
gogue statesmen, who are trying
to lead the people to destruction,
to whom we wish it understood
we apply the term "rcpudiation
ist. Y e hope we will not be
misunderstood hereafter. Emmet
Thompson, one of the boldest,
most sincere, most consistent of
the so-called low-tax party has
ie candor and manliness m a
recent published; letter, to call
us party "rcpudiationists.
' "Webster defines the word Re
pudiation to be "the refusal on
the part of a State to pav it
debts." "We print to-day a copy
of a Tennessee bond. -It shows
on its face that it is the debt of
X ' . C A - A . I ' A -i' il 1 ' 1
inc oiaie, noi oi ine ranruaus.
It promises on its face that the
State of Tennessee, not the rail-
roaas, win pay
it. It has the
sisrnaturc' of the Governor, the
great seal of the State and the
"attest" of the Secretary of State
as evidence that the State ot
Tennessee, not the railroads, wil
pay it. Now, if a refusal to pay
such a bond is not "repudiation
we confess wc do not understand
the English language. But who
commenced calling "bad names"
first. Certainly the term "hijrh-
tax" men applied to "State-credit"
men is more unjust than "re
pudiationist" when applied to
the so-called self-styled "low
tax" men. Yet in the veiy same
breath with which the so-called
low-tax man complains . of the
State-credit man for calling him
a "rcpudiationist" he will call
the State-credit man a "high
taxer."' "O, consistency, thou
art a jewel I"
, What our Missouri Friends
Think of Tennessee
. Wc are permitted to make the
following extract from a letter
recently received from a gentle
mana member of the Demo
cratic Executive Committee of
Missouri a farmer by occupa
tion: The Democracy of the north
west arc glad that the Tennessee
Democracy have taken the stand
they have. Any other course
would have, resulted in great
harm to us. The -business peo
ple of: the north are willing to
give the Democracy a chance.
Hancock will certainly be elect
ed, from present appearances.
But if any of the Southern States
commence a system of repudia
tion, these men will be driven
from us, and they hold the "bal
ance of power" in the doubtful
States. . ;
;:Iha4along discussion with
Mr. S., of W., who is now here.;
He 6ays:he is for Wilson, but
not for i repudiation-that ' the
railroads owe the debt. From
1$G4 to 1871 three-fourths of
the people of Missouri were disfranchised.-
During that period
the Radicals increased our bond
ed indebtedness from about 12
to 22,000,000, by issuing bonds
to about as worthless a set of
railroads as could be imagined.
When the Democrats of Missou
ri acceded to power in 1871 they
put a clause in our Constitution,
making all the bonds sacred.
So . did the railroads owe the
bonds in our State. But the
State, as in Tennessee, sold her
interest; in the roads, refunded
her debt, issued new bonds, and
to-day 'Missouri bonds stand at
$1.00 in the markets of the world,
while the bonds of Tennessec,my
native State, are at only 35 cents
on the dollar. The Democracy
of Missouri wear, as "the big
gefet feather in their cap," the
fact that when, m lbil, they
went into power, they found
Missouri bonds at 60 cents on
the dollar, and twelve months
thereafter they were at 100 cents
on the dollar.
"From Wilson's speech, when
accepting the nomination, and
from some extracts from one
Savage's, I imagima the Wilson
party in Tennessee is like the
Texan's cow- Describing her,
he said: "She is wider between
the horns, narrower in the flanks
can bellow louder, eat more grass
and give less milk than any cow
in Texas." . ,
Wc do not suppose that there
are any of the mass of the peo
ple, whether State-credit cr low-
tax, but what desire the State
debt question blotted out from
politics by a final settlement,
and thus remove a great hin
drance to oin Staie's prosperity.
And, accordingly, we hope that
as time passes and more thought
is given to the subject, a large
majority of the people will con
clude that the Democratic plan
for settling the vexed subject is
the best, and vote accordingly.
Things by Their Eight Names.
In candor wc say to our erring
brethren let us call things bv
their risnt names. : . j .
1. No man claims to be high-
tax, but every one denies that he
is a high-tax man. It is there
fore unjust and false to call any
one hisrh-tax for it means noth
ing and is deceptive.
2. JNo honest man is for low-
tax in the sense that it is to be
lower than what will meet our
just obligations, . while every
honest man is for taxes as low
as will do this. The term low
tax therefore makes no distinc
tion between honest men.is mean
ingless and delusive, deceives ev
erybody and designates no one.
Therefore, an honest man, wish
ing to be understood, will not use
this term to distinguish one Dem
ocrat from another. Only dem
agogues will do this. ' v -
o. h ew, if any, claim to be rc
pudiationists, although the doc
trine of many lead, directly to
this ' But as they disclaim it,
courtesy requires that we should
not pall a maiin rcpudiationist
who disclaims that doctrine.
We have the right to point out
the evil effect of men's doctrine
and characterize it as repudia
tion if such be the fact.
3. All Democrats met in our
State Capitol on the 10th of Aug
ust and organized the Democrat
ic State Convention. Not one
member out of the 1,200 was de
nied the time-honored name of
Democrat. For two" days and
nights they all sat and voted to
gether as Democrats. At the
end of that time about 100 or less
broke aicay from the party and
thus , became, by their own act,
bolters, for Webster snys "bol-
ter is one who breaks away from
his party." Messrs. Snodgrass,
Wilson, and those who followed
them actually made themselves
bolters. If they don t like the
term they have nobody to blame
for it but themselves, for they
did exactly what that word
means, Webster being the stan
dard. John V. Wright is the
leader of the Democrats, and S
F. Wilson is the leader of the
Democracy vs. the bolter is the
issue. . Let no Democrat make a
mistake here call things by their
The Bolters Candidate as a "State
The last Legislature voted
$5,000 to employ lawyers to' con
test the newr issue of the Bank
of Tennessee, though the entire
question had been decided by the
bupreme Court of the United
States. Mr. Wilson, the bolters
candidate, voted for this law I
Gov. Marks, under this law,
appointed J. IL Savage and S. F.
Wilson to represent the State un
der this law, and a few days af
ter the legislature adjourned
they drew from the Treasurer
two thousand dollars as a fee,
though they had not performed a
single hour of service in the
cause. Tho Constitution of Ten
nessee, Art 2, Section 10, pro
Xo Senator or nenrcsentatire shall, du
ring the term for which he was elected, be
eligible to any office or place of trust the
appointment of which is vested in the Ei
ecutire or the General Assembly, except to
the otlice of. trustee of a literary insula
tion." . ;, ,.r- , j.
i -After this willful violation,-of
the Constitution, can Mr. Wil
son be trusted as an executive?
Savage and Wilson had taken
an oatlrto support the Constitu
tion of Tennessee, but deliber
ately violated this plain provis
ion. Ought , they not to have
voted to submit this proposition
to a vote ot the people
The bolters prate much about
Gen. Garfield and the Credit Mo
bilicr and DoGolyar jobs and yet
desire to support Mr. Wilson who
is in the same boat with Mr. Gar
field. Voters, think of this be
fore you bolt from a regular nom
ination! . ---
f Morfreesboro News.1
Judge Williams' course, in com
ing down from the bench to
champion the cause of repudia
tion, and engage in political mud
6hngmg, may be in strict accord
with the peculiar ideas of propri
ety entertained by the Wilson
faction, but' his action will not
be commended by any citizen
who has a jealcus regard for the
dignity and purity of our courts.
Past Finding Out.
For the life of us we can't see
why the bolters, if they wish to
settle the debt honestly, object
to leaving the matter to an hon
est, competent tribunal to test
its legality. ,
, They Don't Want it Settled.
Clarksville Tobacco Leaf.
There arc. a few . demagogues
and office seekers J n this State
who would not have the State
debt settled upon any basis that
could be made. ; ; -
By What Authority?
By what authority was the
convention which nominated Mr.
Wilson for Governor, railed to-
The bolters say legislatures
can oe bought, 'lhen why arc
they so anxious to go there?
re they for sale?
, Judge Wright at Springfield.
Want of space prevents us
from publishing in full the great
speech of Judge John V.Wright,
the regular liemocrafic candi
date for Governor, delivered at
Springfiejd, liobertson county,
on Wednesday last. We ask
the careful reading of the fol
lowing extracts from his speech:
. NATIONAL POLITICS. .
He said the idea of the Democracy was
that ours was a perpetual union of indes
tructible States. That secession had been
settled by the results of the war, and now
no man that he knew of had any such an
idea. They now. as formerly, held to tha
doctrine of strict construction of the Con
stitution; that all powers not delegated
were reserved, and that it wa wisest ami
safest not to exerciuo dootufitl powers.
Our poveniment could be made perpetaal
and the bleashiira of liberty transmitted to
remotest posterity by clinjring tn the Con
stitution as the anchor -or saiety. the
Democratic party guided by thene princi
ples, had in the past carried the country
safely through foriij?" wars and through.
times Kl peace, n nau always adminis
tered the government With economy, it
greatest- expenditure prior to tho war not
exceeding sixty millions per annum, lco
ple talk about high taxes and low taxes.
lie saul tlie jiemocraiie party somin oiaie
and National administration had always
advocited the lightest burden consistent
wiih the life of the State and the discharge
of honest obligations, lie said he had
made his record on that subject whilst he
was a Representative in Congress from
Tennessee and he challenged the closest
Tho Democratic party had conlroiieu tne
country for many years prior to tue war,
and that it sur.ived even the iu-rce ana
cruel test of a great civil war and came out
with its organization. Its leaders had call
ed its hosts together and S'.ate after State
fell into line until it got Control of the House,
and then the 9 nate, ai.d m 1876 it had
elected the I'r.sidenr, and it will ilo so
again this year, and Gen. Hancock would
take his seat: o more 8 to i control was
to be 'oleratud, but' t lie voice of the people
was to be heard and obeyed.
Since the Democracy had got control of
the two houses of Congress expenditures
hid been reduced areally, and the work
was to go on until the Democratic idea of
true economy was reached, ue said the
Democratic candidate for President has
a. record as a soldier and a statesman of
which the whole country might feel proud.
No stain of suspicioa even attached to his
name. Our n.atfomi was absolutely be
j'ond- criticism, be 115 plain, simple and to
the noint. Uur Mtate puiiorm was in ac
cord with the National: was in keepin
wiih the whole history and tradition of the
Democratic party, aad every honest man in
the land could stand upon it and look kis
countrymen in the fcje. .-
A few men at Nashville had boltod the
convention, after every effort for concilia
tion on the part of the great majority of
the mrtT had f illed. They were deter
mined to bolt. They went there to bolt
if thpv could not rule. It w as a ruto or
ruin polxy which actuated them.
THE ORIGIN" OF THE BONDS.
He showed Uiat the constitution of 1834
solemnly enjoined 011 the Legislature of the
State the duty 01 encouraging uiiernai iin
nrovements in the Slate. It was made 1
part of the constitution, so important was
it considered by our fathers. It was rec
ommended by every Governor, Whigsand
Democrats, including Cannon, Polk, Jones,
A. V. Brown, Neil S. Brown, William
Trousdale. William B. Campbell. Many
rf ilio lviuU were ai med bv Andrew John
son and seven millions by Isham G. Harris
The laws under which the.se bond were
issued were voted for by tho best and pur
est men which Tennessee had in her bor
dars by such men as Wm. B. Bate, Judge
Guild and others, and who dare Accuse
them of fraud or dishonesty? Subsequent
to the war the accumulated interest Was
taken up by the issuance of other bonds, a
simple change in tne lorm 01 tne oongauon
About six millions or these bonds were
originally issued, but four millions of these
have been paid and only about two millions
remain. About thirteen millions of other
bo.ids were issued, with which to raisa
money to refit and rebuild rai. roads which
had been torn up and destroyed daring tho
war. Theso werw issaed at the request
and solicitation of leading men of the
tate, and moatly Democrats, and the
roads were rebuilt and put in running or
der. There niT have been improper usfes
made of some of the money raided by these
bonds, but the purposes of their issuance,
to rebuild railroads, was effected. Of thee
bonds, all have been paid off except about
$2,210,000. Warren county, the home of
Col. Savage, got f MX),000 of these Brown
low bonds with which to refit the railroad;
Lincoln and franklin got a large number,
and so wiih other counties. The great
Northwestern road also got some. It'has
been cbatged that fraud was committed in
the purchase of bonds by the railroads with
w h eh to discharge their liabilities to the
States.. But the fact is, that all the bonds
of tho State wore sold and purchased at
the same figures, as shown by the sworn
statement of witnesses, among whom is
Gov .-J as. D. Porter.- - -
WHY THIS WAR ON RAILROADS?
Have they been of 110 benefit to your
country? Would any sane man be wi;ling
to gf e them all nnnoved from 'the State?
Answer these questions. If there was not
a single line or to t of railroad in the State
would it not justify us in creating a debt as
large as the presenflo get the systenv we
now have? The city of Cincinnati spent
twenty millions to get ne road, coming
into the State of Tennessee that the South
ern, and wc have a perfect system through
the whole Stale, the conveniences ana val
ue of which no man can estimate. The fact
is. fcllow-ci izens. all the attacks by cliques
and factions or classes of people are but
the out-croimincs of the spirits of commun
ism, which is. raising its head in all parts
of the land.
IF THE DEBT IS ADJUSTED THE
POOR MEN WILL NOT HAVE IT
TO PAY RENTS AND RENTERS.
It has been unred also that if the debt
is adjusted the owners of laud will raise
their rents on the tenants, and I have
hoard of some merciless landlords who
have threatened to do so. Now the price
of rent is not goverened by the rate of tax
ation, lients of lands aie governed Dy
supply and demand. Where there is much
land and few renters land will rent low.
Where lands a e scarce and renters nu
merous land will rent hizh. But suppose
the heartlessness of landlords should un
dertake to raise their rents equal to the
increased taxes. The amount necessary
to pay the interest will be only 30 cents n
the S100. It will taka 10 acres of land at
$10 per acre to make $100 and the tax en
that will be only 30 cents or 3 cents per
acre. Where is the honest poor man who
will allow himself to be driven from his
convictions of honesty and sound policy by
a threat of 3 cfs per acre on his rent I take
it thaf the noble sons of Tennessee, poor
though they may be, will not auccumb to
any powei that endeavors thus overawe
thtm, or frighten them out of their proprie
ty I do not willingly allude to these
things as between the rich and the poor.
I heartily despise the man who seeks to
array class against class, the rich against
the poor or the poor against the rich.
It has been my fortune to mix and
mingle freely with all sorts of people
in Tennessee. I have sit in the cabin of
the poor man around his hospitable fireside
surrounded by his good wife and hia lit
tle children; I have partaken of his hum
ble meals, and he has treated me with
such kindness and hospitality that I would
have forgotten his poverty had I not seen
the holes in the walls of his humble home.
JUDGE "WRIGHT A POOE MAN.
HOW HE HAS ACTED IN "RE
GARD TO HIS OWN DEBTS.
Appeals are made t the poor men
and they are fold that they will have the
taxes to "pay if we settle this debt. I be- f
lieve that no man has more sympathy than 1
myself for the poor man of my native State.
It was my luck to be born to an inheritance
of poverty and I have kept my inheritance
as well as most raeu I did once get to be
belter off, but war and misfortune swept
that away, and to-day, I am a poor man.
I have owed and do owe debts that I have
been unable to pay. I have never availed'
myself of the bankrupt law nor plead the
statute of limitations. I have renewed ob
ligations barred by the statates and I have
never denied a just debt. Twiee since the
war liave I surrendered every dollar's
worth of my real and personal property to
my creditors without claiming either ex
emptions or homestead. I simply allude to
this to show that my personal course is
consistent with my -public views and that,
though still poor, I hare tried t b honest
Pardon me, iellow-citisena, for this allusion
to myself, as it is always mnpleaaant t i
WILSON A STICKLER TOR THE
But introduces a t ill fa the Leeislatmrt
which is in direct violation of a plain pro
vision of the Constitution. " "
I dn't Uiiuk my competitor was thinking
ranch about God when be was-trying iu
the Legislature to have a law passed al
Iowiog persons who do aot believe in future
rewards and punishments to give testimony
in com ti bi justice.
VV hich charge llson admitted in his re
joinder to be true, as follows:
It was true be had intiodured a bill
making those who did not believe in fa'ure
rewards and punishments competent wit
nesses. He did this because . in his own
uuntry there were men whose words was
as good as any man's bond : who did not
believe in the tenets of the Christian relig
ion, and he introduced the bill at their re
quest, because he believed they were and
ought to be competent witnesses.
WILSON VOTES FOR A BILL AND
TAKES $ 1,000 FEE THEREUN
DER IN PLAIN VIOLATION OF
TH13 CONSTITUTION. ' : . ' ' !
In Senate Journal, 1S79. page M)2, he
voted for an approbation to pay the inter
est on Mrs. Folk's Itonds, and also for an
amendment c; eating the ofllce of State
lawyer and appropriating S",KX of your
money to pay said Siate lawyers, and he
voted Tor the bil, and he was in a tew days
thereafter appointed State lawyer, and be
fore a single suit had been brought against
thu State, took and receipted tor $ J.UX) ef
his fee, and has it this day. We hear noth
ing of that proposition- Ix-irtg submitted to
the people. , Oh, no.. You can report, a
you did do on your oath, that alt b-gal rem
edies had been exhausted as to tbe new is
sue of the Bank of Tennessee and in a few
weeks take a fee of $1,000 of the dear peo
ple's money to defend suits in cases in
which you said on joar oath ar-d responsi
bility. as a representative all legal reme
dies had been exhausted.
Again: The" Constitution of yoir Mate
says: "No Senator r Representative shall,
during the tenn for which he was elected,
be eligible to airy office or plnct of trust
the appointment of which is vested in the
Executive or General Assembly, except to
otlice- of trustee of a literary institution
Was not this at least a place of trust?
Again: The Constitution of your State says
that na person shall bold two lucrative of
fices at the same time ; and yet my com
petitor, Wilson, holds the office of Represen
tative in the Senate and State, lawyer, both
lucrative, and is now a candidate for a
third one, that of Governor.
SUBMISSION TO VOTE OF THE
. PEOPLE PURE DEMAGOGUERY.
WILSON S VOTE IN THE LEG
ISLATURE AGAINST TIfE DOC
I say that the people of Tennessee have
never demanded that their representative
system of government should be broken
down and destroyed. It did not originate
with the people. It originated with men
who, being in tbe Legislature, were afraid
to vote till they found out which was the
strong side. It did not originate in respect
for the will of the people, but in a slavish,
craven fear of tbe popular will and an over
whelming desire to be on the strong side.
Such meu are not ste representatives of a
free and intelligent people. It weald be
bottv expensive aaJ highly inconrenieat
When did my competitor ret to be eo strong
fafiiendof the people legislating for him,
instead of hinselt legislating ir taem?
Fortunately for ns all my competitor has
a record on these questions, not a Urge rec
ord, it is true, but at ill a record on the ques
tion of the debt settlement and on the ques-
th)n of submitting legislation to the peopie.
in 1879 he voted for an appropriation bill
which paid 0 per cent, tntervst ou bonds is
sued by Gov. Brown ow to pay war interest
He votid to-exctpt 351 railroad bonds be-
loniiiic to educational and charitable m-
slitutions. Thirty seven(.T7)ot these bonds
were for war interest and were of what
thev call the odious Brownlow bonds. He
voted to pay Mrs. President -Polk the full
interest on her $29,01)0 worth of bonds and
vofed airainst imludinS other widows and
orphans, and then voted against the bill
not, as lie said, because he objected to the
principles of the setflcment of the debt at
60 cents, with graduated interest at 4, 5, C
percent, but lecause or the amendments
The votes will be found: Ex'ra session
House aud senate Journals, lbn, pages
In same Iiook, page 117, he signed a re
nort with I'helnn and Grecz. favorinir set
tlement of all the State debt, all kinds of
bonds included, and asked for no submis
sion to the people.
He voted for Phelan's amendment, whicl
was a settlement at 50c. ami 4 per cent ,
and no submission to the people provided
for. , : . .
He voted for Senate bill No. 17, page 115,
which provided for a settlement at gradua
ted interest, and that no provision is made
for submitting it to a vole ol the people.
JUDGE WRIGHT S REJOINDER.
' A SEARCHING CATECHISM.
In opening, he disclaimed any persoal al
lusions in bis rvmarks n s"1 ,lll 1,0
bad distinctly stated that his remarks were
not of a personal character, lie asueu r
Wilson if he did not vote to pay the inter
est n Mrs Polk s bonds.
Mr. Wilson I did; but
.lud-re Wright And did you not vote
airain-it an amendment to a certain bill
providing for paying all the bonds hell by
Mr. Wilson admitted this.
JaAsei Wright then asked if Iij (Mr. Wil
son) had not said that he was not opposed
to the 50-4 bill, but that he was opposed to
This was also admitted by Mr. Wjlsoa
. Judge Wright then said that if any or
Hi bonds of tha State, including tho rail
road bonds, so called, were invalid, and
were so declared bv the courts of the Stat,
or any other impartial legal tribunal to
w hich that question was submitted, ne,
Governor of the State, would never consent
to their payment, and he then asked Mr.
Wilson if he assented to thai proposition?
Mr. Wilson then arose, and slated that
he did not think he should be called on at
that time to answer the qu 'slion, since the
liability "of tbe railroads was not beiug
tried in the eour's, but that whatever that
decision was, whether for or against the
railroads, he would agree to abide by the
logic of the result, in all its legal, moral
and equmtable consequences.
J a dre Wright then said, ".e dodging on
this nneation. Col. Wilson : I ask you the
i-lonn mt anealion: Will you throw open
the courts and let the lwndboIJers sue the
State, and if they shall determine that the
railroad bonds are valid obligations ef the
State, will yon asree that they shall be
paid by the btate."
Mr. Wilson, in answer to this direct jn
terrogatory, said: "I am willing so far as
the State in her sovereign) capacity cio
consent to allow the Question of the legality
of tbe bonds to be tested in the coerts, and
whatever the result is, I will agree to abide
by k, and to pay what the courts may de
cide she owes."
There was a decided sensation at this
admission, and Judge Wright said, "then
we are on the same platform after all, Col
onel." . .
Here it was announced that Judge
Wright's time was op.
v'hnAr nboiild note the fact that the
best remedy known for Cough, Colds, etc,
is Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. rce oniy to
cents a bottle.
DRY GCCDS AND KOTOS. .
X8S0 IV X2 1880
Are new receiving their Spring and summer
stock of goods, which are very attractive
DRY GOODS, HATS,
' BOOTS AND SHOES
Queens ware, Parasols, Ladies' trimmed and
untrimmed Uats ot the newest styles, and
in fact, these goods were purchased at the
very lowest prices, and we are determined
to sell at such low prices as will ensure sat
isfaction. All we ask is an examination
of our goods, and we are satisfied you will
buy of us-
' We - would most respectfully ret am our
thank to our friends and the public gener
ally for the liberal support we have bad
since we commenced business.
South Side of the Square,
UNDER BRIGHT HALL!
T. C. GOODBICH & CO.
If you wish to get your Goods
Qieap go to this house, and you
will buy them Cheap, and if
you haven't the money you can't
"Wc can't Bell goods on a cred
it and sell them as cheap, nor no
one else can do so.
W1LS0X & Fill. MIS.
A .ii. very rv hifh cares by the nataral proocsa,
all dipof tbrKI4oeys, Bladder, I'riaaw
rjr rgsan and, Nrru System whea ooth
Inir ! ran It It oomfortkble to the pntlrnt, pos
itive in It eflVvU. nl the first ear for lho pain
ful miI mnch-dreaileU affoctioni.
Diabetes and Bright'- Disease,
while lt pureorCrttT!, Dropay, Ca(rrk !
tho BInddr Rrlrkdnat Dopoalt, Patafal
lirlaatiar, Illgta-l'olr ( rin, Kerr
n UtakaH, auaa fala la tha ilackt
term mora like inirarlcf thai eae ot aalural
orTlrtttnaot wasted or prottralod tmarjfUf. rant
pel br IrrijruUr liablta, the anM of n4ure. and
mental or ihrieal over-extrtloa Snl their rreat
t relief in the nte of DAY'S KIliNKT" rl),
which f!rang-thna and invigorate!, and rettere
tha vigor ef health.
PAIN IN THE BACK.
Wa aar positively ami without fear of contradic
tion that DAT'S KIINKY Vklf la the only aer
Ma anl permanent ear fr every form of tail
prevalent aii rtUtreiog eoniyleiiit.
in (Tartar from nervnnt and phTlcalleb Illy. loe
of memory, or vitality impaired by the erwrtof
youth or tooeice application u eume or wura.
may oe rwuirwi . 'i maiiwrnu i.vninrrj.
Avoid all kidney nralieinea which are taken In
to rha ytia by the way ef tbe ttomaeh ; It in an
old treatment well tried and proven IneOicieat.
tnoujth snmeiimea effecting apparent cares ef one
complaint Wiey sow the teel or wore trouDiesonte
and permanent disorder. The price of our PAD
brines it within rrarh ef all. ami it will annnallr
save many Umea it poet in doctor' hills.miilaiaet
and piasters, waicn at neat five im temporary re
lief. It can be noed without fear or harm, and
with certainty of permanent care. ror tale by
drujrgisM g-eoArally, or seat by mail (free of ot-a-e
on receiwt 0 tbe Drtre. Kecutar pa-1. I1.U9:
Child's Pad. (for Incontinence at urine In children.)
U.St; Hpecial, (extaa tlaa.) ll. rKo, 110
a Lift was Sated," Kiting tha history ef this ne
diaeovery and a large record ef most remarkal.le
riires. free. Write rr it. Address at A X
HI PE V rAD CO , Ttlttt, O
PlIITlflM Owing to many worthleta Kidney
uAU llUil.Pndt now seek inc a tale on our rep
n uihon. we deem it dne tbe afflicted to warn
I htm. Ask tow DAY'S KlO-VHf PAD. and
take ao vtber. teytl-Im
R. P. Feeney & Sons,
ARK prepared to fill orders mywhere an
Lincoln county, promptly, in the beat
style, and at reasonable prices, for .
Lathing, Plastering in lhne or
in houses or ei sterns.
Kens iring of all kinds done whenever
needed, without delay.
Orders respectfully solicited, tn4 satis
inarch 16-tf n
JNO. L. WAGGONER,
Carpenter and Builder,
WOCLDrespecl fully inform parties con
temclatinr buildin?. that he will erect
any style of dwelling or ether building, as
cbean as any one. fur cash aad oa time.
Orders fiile4 ia town or country.
Satisfaction Guaranteed !
Orders may be left at the Onseavta office.
Kefers to J. A. Lumpkin. F. W. Carter
W. A. Miles, J. B. Wilwn, N. O. Wallace,
and others for whom he has worked. '
aprilZU ' 8U -tf
Has just received a large stock of
Bedstearf", 3fatressc, Bureaus,
Safes, Wasli Stands, Chairs,
and other articles in that hne, which he will
sell as low as such goods ca be bonght in
this market. Also, always on hand
Cases, Caskets, and Home-made
as cheap as can be had in the place. And a
gentle horses and careful driver.
DOV Z O ! " lL,-.
i HI hi !
A VINO bought out the entire intcreet
of John A. Form wait in the
Furniture and Undertaker's
I propose to keep 'a first class slock of
both Furniture and Cofflns, also
Burial Cases, of all kinds and sizes.
A SPLENDID HEARSE!
A nice cooling board to lay the corpse on;
we are also prpared to freeze a dead body,
if desired, in order to keep them over.
We will also take charge of a dead body
at the time of death, if desired.
Old furniture will be repaired on short
notice, vsrnished or cleaned tip. Special
attention will be given to taking down and
putting ap old furniture. Hoping to share
a liberal patronage, am respectfully,
W. A. Webb & Co.
B&lo & Go.
J jAVE just received a beautiful stock of
Which with their full stock of nice Home
Made CofUnn, make them ssfe in saving
that they can compete with any shop in the
ounty as to quality of work and prices;
and having lately purchased
A GOOD HEARSE
will deliver on short notice and as cheap
as the cheapest. We also keep cn hand at
all times a full
Szdcn of Fusmivus
which we will sell as low as any of 'em.
We feel thankful fur the liberal patronage
extended to our house, tod hope by fair
dealing to nn -ait a continuance of the same.
DALE d- CO.
4-23 427 4th Ave., LaaleTlUe, lay.
Oldest school In the elty. A hoarding' and day
school for young ladle ami littie girls. Karb
nnpii receive especial attention from lii Jfol.1.
The bent is alwayt the cheapeot. Yor catalogues,
sag IS it Address. ANSI K K. OI,U. Principal.
KENTUCKY MILITARY INSTITUTE,
i atmdaJe p. o. I raaklia t o.,Ky.
The Reboot frr Ttors and Young Men. Mix miles,
south of Frankfort. Tbe lis! aaaaal semisit
i begin Sth fccpiember at. .Address a above for
caunoyoc. July fJ Ht
COLLEGIATE BOARDING SCHOOL
Near the University of Virginia, and pre
paratory thereto. .$100 per half session,
tlend for circular containing particulars.
Rev. ED(AU WOODS, Charlottesville, Vs.
inly 22- 8t
"edge hill school
The nox?. session of this schoot will com
mence Sept. 15th.. For circulars apply to
the Mirtsss Kaxholtu, Ktswic' Depot, Al
bemarle Co., Va. july li-c-t
H9L31M 4 WOODS,
AND ALL KINDS COUNTRY PROOUCE
jsn. 30-1 f
HEYHANN & HUL
AXO DEALERS Vt
Shsp at Ihlt & MhaiTi Hardware Store,
All work clone promptly and