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W. A. WA DE, InbUhcr.
Tnrft fl.iO Ir Annum, In Adrance
8ATURDAT, JULY, 7, 185.
There eems to he no disposition on
the part of any official of the county
to give to the people a statement of
iu indebtedness. Why withhold the
information if there in a member of
the court competent to give it? The
people have a right to know what
they owe. The members of the
court know or they do not know what
vrc owe. If they know, are they not
treating the tax-payers badly, to
whom they are indebted for their
present positions? If they do not
know the financial condition of the
county, it is a sad commentary up5n
the members of the present county
court, who have had the manage
agement of it for so ' many years.
The court ought to be able to give the
character of every bond issued, to
whom issued and when cancelled. If
it cannot do this, who will presume to
say that our warrants have not been
duplicated time and again ? 'It has
been rumored, whether true or false,
I know not, that a ring had some
thing to do in the controling of coun
ty affairs, and.that mombers of the
court composed a part of that ring
I hope for the good name of Gib
son county that such a thing does not
now nor never did exist. If the con
dition of the financial affairs of the
county is much longer withheld from
the people may not the tax payers
justly conclude that light is feared
because of loose or evil deeds ?
The matter is up before the people
and nothing will give satisfaction,
but a knowledge of how the county
stands finanoially. The people are
the sovereigns and tho officers are on
ly their servants. The good or bad
management of municipal corpora
tions will not prove any scape goat
for the officials of thu counto. Neith
er will the criticising of the actions
of officials bring the county into dis
repute. Unless a better showing of
county affairs is made public, the of
ficials may be in disrepute. Let the
good work go until the whole thing is
Europe is agitated over the dread
ed visitation of Cholera, which is
slowly moving wtstfvard.
The Hill investigation is drawing
to a clese. We suppose like most of
the others nothing will come of it.
The crusade against the tjade dol
lar, which started in New York a few
days ugo is likely to become general.
Capt. James Fleming, late chief
clerk of Ex-treasurer Polk, was ars
rested at Hot springs on the 3d in
staut, upon a requisition from the
W. II. Vanderbilt has donated an
additiononl $100,000 to the Van
derbijt University to be devoted to
the uiaiutainteuance of a tachnical
school in connection with mining
and civil engineering.
The Beasley bill to enjoin funding
under the 50-3 act is iu the hands of
Judge Williams, who attaches suffici
ent importance to it to give it a care
ful examination as he has hud it for
several days. The bill raises all the
questions embraced in 100-3.
Trentou Globe: The Globe will
not name a candidate for President
till it is thoroughly convinced a Tren
tou muu can't get the nomination.
When this is verily established it
will turn its attention to Milan to
search for a suitable and trust worthy
GYEIl TIIK STATfc.
Mormon missionaries are at work
in Lawrence county.
Dickson has a bane bail Uuh called
"The Soedtick Juniors.'
Measles have about abated in Fay
etteville, says the Observer.
DeKalb boats that there is not a
drinking saloon within her borders.
A considerable hail storm visited
portiousof Lincoln county ll(t week.
The sale and shipments of fruit at
Bolivar this season have been quite
The "Jefferson News" is the mime
of a paper just started in Dandridge,
Arrangements are being made fur
the publication of a Baptist paper in
The contractors for the new court
house at Lebanon began on the found
ation last week.
In some portions of Loudon county
wheat is reported a fair yield and of
There is an abundant potato crop
in Summer county, and the quality is
said to be excellent.
In Washington county there is a
great deal of sickness reported, most
ly among the children.
The Dyer county grand jury pro
nounces the county iail a nufcftuce
and unfit for prison purposes.
A promiuent grain dealer of Un-
Ion City has been shipping a consid
erable amouut of corn to Florida.
In order to meet the increasing
demands for more accommodations
the academy at Bell's is to be enlarg
ed. A sunden and fatal epidemic among
the dogs and and cats in London has
almost depopulated that town of those
. The sum of 8366.50 was raised at
Gadsden and vicinity a tew days ago
for the purpose of building a Bap
tist church at that plpce.
The News says that there are cer
tain places iu Lebanon where the
sceut of liquor is too strong for a
Mr. James S. Wilson, of Beulah,
Greene county, has fifteen acres in
Kentucky blue grass that averages
feet in height.
The body of Edwin Tharpe was
fouud in the woods in Loudon cnn.i
ty a few days ago with a gun lying
near, it is supposed he committed
There has been more harvesting
ing and other farming machinery
sold this season by the merchants of
Lebanon than ever before, says the
Some of the farmers in Favette
county, since cutting their wheat are
breaking up the ground and planting
it in corn.
Four hundred and forty-eizht dol
lars and uinety ceuu worth of stamps
nave been sold at the Dickson pott-
office during the past three mouths.
Washington county has a native
gypsy. At a camp of these wander
ers near Jouesboro, a few days ago,
one of the women gave birth to a
Some of the citizens of Union City
are complaining against the unjust
discrimination of the railroads against
that town m the matter of freight
Pulaski Citizen : Mr. W. C. Car
ter lost six cows by lightning Sunday
evening. The lightning first struck
a rock near the cows. There were
several fine Jerseys among those that
Khea county Tenu., is tho obiect-
ive point of the settlement of a Ba
varian colony, who desire to settle in
East Tennessee, and require 5000
acres ot land. Iho colony numbers
forty families, with a total of 220
Brownsville Democrat. 9RtU bvj
"Crops are lookinir better, (irn hm'nu
laid by, cotton heavily leaded with
iwiius, grass getting numiile prepara
tory to headillir OUt. but thfl fkrmpra
are too. The condition of crops in
Cotton looks very well. Corn looks
smalll and does not promise us large
a yield as last year.
(Successor to TAVEL A: HOWELL) ..It ; ;i
MANUFACTURER OF FIRST-CLASS BLANK BOORS
LAW PUBLISHER, STATIONER,
II i!1 n,TIete "5?b,i8,'ment in.alJ branches, I am at all times prepare,! to furnish complete outfit, for Counting
Rooms, Banks or Offices of any kind. UNI0N STREET, Nashville, n
MoMinnville New Era: James
Scott, of Hickory creek, in this coun
ty, hmg affiicted with cancer on the
face, died at his home Monday hint.
Our orclninlists report less than
half a crop of apples tlii.- season.
The trees that Ure full last year are
without fruit; and the trees J hut rest
1 last year are not lull this season.
It is reported that an extensive
excursion is being inaugurated
in Germany for a grand look
around in this country this coming
fall. Capt. McWhirter is iu commu
nication with the imperial German
consuls in regard to it, with a view of
inviting the excursionists to this state.
The party will be made up of the
best German society.
Nashville American : Gov. Bate,
on Tuesday last transferred to State
Treaeurer Thomas five hundred of
the new 6 per cent- bonds of 51,000
each. They are of an orange tint,
bearing on the face a picture of the
Capitol, a state coat of arms, and on
the back the denomination and per
cect. of interest. These are the first
of the new bonds. Funding will
commence Monday. '
Memphis Ledger: A potato far
mer claims to have a digging ma
machine that will dig 250 barrels a
day, but it will not pick the potatoes
from the dirt. The same farmer says
it costs him thirty cents each for
empty barrels, and ten cents per bar
rel to dig, pack and place on the
landing for shipment. From the
field to the commission merchant in
Chicago, freight and all, costs him
eighty-five to ninety cents per barrel.
Work given out. On receipt of
your address we will make an offer
by which you can earn 83 to 87 even
ings, at your . home. Men, Women,
Boys of Girls can doit. Il.O. Wil
kixson & Co., 195 and 197 Fulton
Brown's Iron Bitters
is one of the very few tonic
medicines that are not com
posed mostly of alcohol or
whiskey, thus becoming a
fruitful source of intemper
ance by promoting a desire
Brown's Iron Bitters
is guaranteed to be a non
intoxicating stimulant, and
it will, in nearly every case,
take the place of all liquor,
and at the same time abso
lutely kill the desire for
whiskey and other intoxi
Rev. G.W. Rice, editor of
the American Christian Rc
viciu, says of Brown's Iron
Cm., O., Nov. 6, 18&1.
Gents : The foolish wast
ing ot vital force in business,
pleasure, and vicious indul
gence of our people, makes
your preparation a necessity
and if applied, will save hun
dreds who resort to saloons
for temporary recuperation.
Brown's Iron Bitters
has been thoroughly tested
for dyspepsia, indigestion,
biliousness, weakness, debil
ity, overwork, rheumatism,
liver complaints, kidney
troubles, &c, and it. never
fails to render speedy and
GROCERIES AND COUNTRY PRODUCE
Main ,S7., Milan, Tain.
A full, fresh stock of Staple and Fancy Groceries kpt constantly un
hand. Also, a fine lot of Queensvvare and Tinware. Goods delivered free
to any part of the city. Prices as low as the lowest.
Highest market price paid for Butter, Etrgs, and other Produce.
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Rock Bottom Prices
Standard Prints, worth 7$c, only 5c.
Standard yd wide Brown Domestic, worth 8Jc, only 71c.
Hope Domestic, bleached, worth 10c, only 9c.
Latest Styles Lawn, worth 9c, only 6c.
Worsted Dress Goods, worth 20c, only 12Ac.
" 25c, 20c.
" 35c, " 25c.
Camlet Jeans, " 25e, " 20c.
Ladies' Hose, 15c, 10c.
" 25c, 20c.
t." " " 35c, 25c.
Nice line of Ladies' Shoes at low prices.
Nice line of Gent's Boots and Shoes.
Nice line of Gent's Furnishing Goods.
WHEN YOU COME TO MILAN, GO TO FRENZ, IF YOU WANT
CHEAP GOODS FOR CASH OR BARTER.
STEWART 6 BANNER,
Drugs and Medicines,
Books, Stationery and Fancy Goods,
Colcy's Old Stand, MIL AX. TEXX.
Prescriptions Filled at Any Hour, Day or Night.-t&a
T. D.11AMILTON. JXO. At . TUOMPSOS. J.ITuTmILToV. JO." u'.' ilOKU A".
JlOllT. W. JillOOKS, with
AMERICAN PAPER COMPANY,
BLANK BOOKS AND STATIONERY,
PAPER BOXES & PAPER GOODS,
9 E OO Church St., XASUVILLi:, TJJXX.
J. II. KENNON,
MAY & TAUGHT,.
And Commission Merchants,
36, 38, 40, 4 A 44 Common, 7 & 9 8. Peters, ana 5 & 7 Fulton Streets
NEW ORLEANS, LA.
tarORDERS FOR STAPLE GOODS FILLED AT LEVEE PRICES.
O O HXT G ES Xfc"s:
JACKSON. TEN .
Doors, Sash, Flooring, Siding,, Ceiling,
WtuLwLv UUKtJING, LATHS, Etc. ....
Cedar Shindcs and Posts a SneciiiHv
INCONSTANTLY ON HAND AND FURNISHED TO ORDER-
All orders l'roinptly Attended t3 and Satisfactorily filled."
S. It. CONGER, Proprietor!
ALJSEKT 11. MAY.
1. A. ti. VAl'GUT.