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SOUTHERN STANDARD .lciYIINNVILLE. TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, AUGUST 9, 1890.
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Six Months 50
Three Mentha 25
Election Tuesday, ov.'4.
JOHN P. BUCHANAN,
of Rutherford Co.
FOR CONGRESS, 3d DISTRICT:
HENRY C. SNODGRASS,
of White Co.
FOR the legislature:
GEO. II. HASH.
The Senatorial District Convention,
for the district composed of Cannon,
lJeivaiD, l'utnam and warren coun
ties, will meet in Woodbury on
Tuesday, Aug. lutn, to nominate a
candidate for State Senator.
Some of the papers call him
State officers were elected in Ken
tucky Monday, by the usual Demo
the Democratic ticket, so iar as
nominated, will be found at the head
of this column today.
the rrohibitionists will hold a
convention at Chattanooga on the
Mth inst., to nominate a candidate
for Congress in the Third District.
Memphis is disgruntled over the
small showing it makes in the new
census (13,000 and special enumera
tors are now at work revising the res
Hon. Ed. Baxter, of Nashville
opened the gubernatorial campaign
Monday with a strong speech for
Buchanan and the Democratic ticket,
at Scales' grove, eight miles south of
Three of Georgia's leading mem
bers of Congress, Messrs. Blount,
Crisp and Turner have been ticketed
for a return trip. All of them made
square fights on the silly sub-treasury
Tjik Republicans of the Fourth
Congressional District have called a
convention to meet at Cookeville on
Sept. 2d. It will be the first conven
tion that party has ever held in the
A new Jicpublican evening paper
made its appearance in Chattanooga
this week. It will be "of few days
and full of trouble." Temporary
newspaper enterprises can't pull Mr.
Evans through this time.
The Democratic Legislature of
Ohio has been straightening up the
Congressional District lines in that
State, and as one of the results Mr.
McKinley will be retired this fall,
and a Democrat will take his place.
Secretary Blaine's idea of reci
procity with South and Central
American countries is said to be gain
ing ground rapidly, and Reed and
McKinley are trembling for fear
many of their pet schemes will be
TitK State plofitinn in Alnhamnwas
held last Monday, and Col. Jones, the
Democratic candidate for Governor,
came in on a very coraiortaDic ma
jority of something over one hundred
thousand. Such "Southern outrages"
as tnis mate g. o. p. patriots groan
hie Liondon Times spent over
thirty thousand dollars in one week
for cable dispatches from Buenos
Ayres,of the South American revolu
tion. v un sucn strides as this our
old granny over the waters will ap
proach American newspaper enter
prise after while.
Notwitiistandixu a light vote
was polled generally over the State
Thursday, the Democrats have won
an easy victory. Hon. B. J. Lea
will have a handsome majority for
Supreme Judge, and the Democrats
have wrested many county offices
from the enemy.
So many Congressmen have ab
sented themselves from Washington
more than one hundred), that it be
came necessary to revoke all absentee
permits in order to secure a quorum
to transact public business. A large
number of the members find their
political fences In a critical condition,
and the woods are full of breachy
An Illinois State Senator has
prepared a bill to introduce in tho
Legislature of that State, to tax all
bachelors over .35 years of age.
It is not stated whether the title of
the bill is, "to promote matrimony,"
"to increase the revenue," or "to en
hance the business of divorce courts."
The Davy Crockett Historical So
ciety will celebrate the 104th anni
versary of that hero's birth by the
laying of the corner stone for a mon
ument to his memory at Strong's
Springs,near Limestone, East Tennes
see, on Aug. 15th. A large number
of invitations to the ceremony have
Mr. Reed is quoted as saying that
he will hold Congress in session until
the force bill passes, if it takes until
December. It is gratifying to note,
however, that some of tho Senators
are beginning to kick very vigorous
ly against Mr. Reed's dictatorship,
and the chances for the passage of
the force bill grow slimmer as the
melancholy days draw nigh.
We have received the premium
list of the twentieth annual fair of
the Bedford County Agricultural So
ciety, to be held at Shelbyville, Sept.
18th, 19th and 20th. This has been
one of the best and most successful
county fairs in Tennessee, and the
exhibition of this year will no doubt
sustain their reputation of the past.
All premiums will be paid in gold.
Belts and sashes are the latest af
fectation of femininity among the
dudes. It looks as if the sexes are
trying to exchange clothing. The
boys are now wearing soft, fluffy
shirt bosoms, while the girls don
"biled" shirt fronts, laundered col
lars and four-in-hand cravats. Won
der if the next things won't be coats,
vests and boots for the girls' and bus
tles, corsets, fancy ribbons and feath
ers for the boys.
Senator Quay has delivered
himself as follows on the force bill:
"I do not care to discuss its merits
as long as it is pending before a re
publican caucus you can readily
understand that. But as to the pros
pects of its becoming a law, I will
say that in my opinion it cannot be
come a law at this session of con
gress. My reasons for this asser
tion are these : The bill can never
pass tho senate this session without a
change of the rules by which debate
can be limited. No such change of
the rules can, in my opinion, be ef
fected. This is all I care to say at
present on the subject."
At the close of tho present fiscal
year the United States treasury will
not only be empty, but a deficit of
over one hundred million dollars to
meet appropriations of the present
Congress will be hanging over It.
The Democratic party turned over
tho Treasury to the Administration
two years ago witli over one hundred
million dollars of surplus. The Re
publican Congress squanders this
sum, in addition to the government's
revenues, and creates a deficit of over
one hundred million in three years.
Isn't this enough of itself to make
any honest man decide with which
party he will cast his fortunes?.
Seven out Tennessee's ten Con-
gressmen.were away from Washing
ton last week on leaves of absent'?,
Messrs. McMillin, Enloo and Rich
ardson being the only three in their
seats. Mr. Phelan is .'n Texas in
quest of health. Mr. Pierce was in-
Jured b? fa,llinK from a rain at
den some days ago, and is confined
to his room yet. Mr. Whitthorne
has been in bad health for sever
al years, and we presume was absent
on account of sickness. Messrs.
Houk, Taylor and Evans were at
Nashville bossing the Republican
convention, and we guess Mr. Wash
ington was looking after his political
fences, and keeping a watch on the
Kemmler, the New York mur.
derer, after several trials and post
ponements, extending over two or
three years, was executed by elee
tricity in the state prison at Auburn,
N. Y., last Wednesday morning. He
was the first victim of the new law
in that State requiring criminals to
be executed by electricity, and will
probably be the last, as the execution
apparently proved a cruel butchery
Four applications of the electrical
current were made neiore ueatn was
produced, and the time consumed
was thirteen minutes. The news
paper sports pronoun' this first
trial of the new method a failure,
and the great State of New York will
in all probability return to the good
old plan of a strong hemp' rope for
disposing of its criminals.
There is danger that the Alliance,
flushed with its victory in nomina
ting its man for governor, will "kick
the fat over in the fire" by inter
ference in Congressional elections.
There is a very significant lack of en
thusiasm over Mr. Buchanan's nomi
nation. Many of tho earnest, effect
ive workers in the Democratic party
who have pulled off their coats and
helped to roll up our big majorities
in the past, are simply "sawing
wood" now, and are not going to be
bulldozed into a race after the Will-o'the-wisp
schemes of the Alliance.
If the Alliance will only maintain a
reasonable and conservative course,
Mr. Buchanan will have an easy
victory, but if this order undertakes
to dictate that every Democratic
Congressional candidate shall load
himself down with its wild sub-treasury
scheme and other like nonsense,
then to its door will be laid the sin of
turning the State over to the Repub
lican party. Mr. Buchanan was
nominated by a Democratic convene
tion, on the platform of the Demo
cratic party of Tennessee, and he
must stand square-toed on that plat
form, or he will suffer defeat. While
the Alliance members constitute a
large per cent of the Democratic party
yet the party stands superior to the
Alliance, and will submit to no dic
tation from it as an organized body.
As individuals, the members of the
Alliance have as much voice in the
party as an equal number of any oth-
M r r. n IS i Ihn ttnutii AAMMAt hn ntnAM I
er class, but the party cannot be steer
ed upon any course mapped out in the
secret councils of the Alliance. We
don't think the tail is big enough to
wag the dog yet
Population Figures in the Third
Chattanooga, Aug. 5. Supervis
or of Census Parks has given a semi
official report of the population of
Chattanooga and suburbs and Hamil
ton county. Tho city contains 30,-
250 inhabitants; the suburbs 13,550,
and the whole county 54,572. The
population of the Third congressional
district is given as follows:
Van Buren 2,990
180,182 137,504 4S,G78
The Force Bill Endorsement.
The Republican State convention,
assembled in Nashville last week.
by almost a unanimous vote adopted
"Resolved, that we, the republicans
of Tennessee, in convention assem
bled, cordially indorse the federal
election bill that recently passed the
lower house of Congress, and that we
earnestly but respectfully request its
passage by the Senate with such
amendments and modifications as the
wisdom and patriotism of that body
may suggest to more effectually se
cure a free ballot and fair count in all
This is a part of the platform upon
which Mr. Lewis T. Baxter asks the
votes of Tennesseans for governor
Will the people of this State support
any man or party wlio would thrust
this infamous measure upon them?
Some "Million" Patch.
"Patterson is pleased with the
Democratic nominee." Memphis
W e reply to this like the old wo
man did to Jim Cummings:
Jim was making a railroad speech
for Patterson's road in Cannon coun
ty and telling about his trip to Texas
and what he saw as the effects of rail
roads. Among other things he said
that In Missouri, near New Madrin,
he passed through a water-melon
patch a mile long and a mile wide on
each side of the railroad. At this
point the old lady, who carried the
family purse, pushed her bonnet
back, took the tooth-brush out of her
mouth and said:
"Lord, Stringer, what a lie!"
The grand cantonment of the Inde
londent Order of Odd Fellows was
held in Chicago this week.
Washington; Aug. 4, 1890. The
most attractive feature of the present
Congress, is to see the rats deserting
the sinking g. o. p. ship.
Senator Plumb ot Kansas is the
last one to open his eyes, and swim
for his life. He is one of the largest
rodents in the Senate chamber of the
vessel ; but he found it sinking, and
is "pulliner for the shore." The dem-
ocrats were put into a state of extreme
gratification when they heard the
Kansas Senator denounce the theory
he lias been harping on for years.
That staunch old soldier, of verbi
age, Mr. Sherman, replied to him,
and showed that he hated yet to give
up. But the fact is growing dally
more apparent, that the republican
party has absolutely stampeded, and,
if the country wants "protection" it
will bo necessary to find another
The question was on paragraph 100
of the "tariff bill relating to china,
porcelain, and crockery ware." The
break" on the subject, made by Mr.
Plumb, was even more distrain in
his republican colleagues than was
the first made earlier in tho session,
bv Renresentative Ruttorwnrth. nf
w 4 . .. 1
The Finance committee of the Sen
ate recommended a reduction of the
rates in the House bill, from GG to 55
percent on white and undecorated
luessrs. onerman ana iuscock op
m r fit . w
posed the Senate amendments. Then
Tfr. Allisnn rf Inwa arian anrl In
Iutat said that he WM 'J to
get in a word if it was the last act of
his public career.
He roared that he
had stated a few days before, (with
all the carelessness of desperation
that the increase of duty caused by
the administration bill, in taxing car
toons and coverings amounted to
from 10 to 15 per cent. That it was
true, as stated by Mr. Sherman, that
the crockery industry, had had, in thc
last few years, a most remarkable de
veloperaent. He wanted a reduction
of duties, such as was recommended
by the Finance committe, and if it
wasn't done he was ready to throw
up his job.
Mr. Vest wanted the rates put at 40
per cent, and Mr. McPherson, want
ed it a few per cents higher. Senator
Vance made a humorous speech upon
the high protective system. He de
clared that the whole earthen-ware
section of the bill was a disgrace to
anyone wo claimed to be tinctured
with a sense of humanity. Because
it was simply a discrimination in fa
vor of the rich against tho poor. That
the same policy of discrimination ran
through the whole tariff bill, from
one end of it to the other. But the
exciting part of the whole matter was
when Senator Plumb committed
mutiny. He had with him, facts,
figures and invoices, which showed
that originally, and before the crock
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t-ry uusuifss uucume lai u was nans
neu witn a gratuity oi yio.iu, on a
given amount of ware. Under the
pending amendment it would amount
to $31.32 and under the McKinley
bill $57.12. lie said "thc;whole ten
dency of civilization is toward the
reduction of prices of all products of
human labor. To claim that the tar
iff had been the main factor in the
reduction of the prices of manufac
tured goods, is to ignore all the forces
of civilization. The American peO'
pie are entitled to have cheap goods
if competition can bring that about.
When is the time coming when the
people of the United States will de
rive some benefit fiom the establish
mentofhome industries? But the
best of it was the way in which he
said that he didn't say all that with
the slightest idea that it would be of
any effect upon the vote in the Sen
ate, (as if he had casted pearls before
Senator Gorman is winning golden
opinions on all sides for the able man
ner in which he is managing the
democratic side of the tariff debate.
He has already compelled the repub
licans to abandon their announced
policy of silence, and to enter into a
defense of the outrageous bill which
they wanted to paas without debate
Mr. Harrison and Secretary Blaine
now have their heads together at
Uiye iuay roint trying to devise
some method cf preventing the de-
feat which they can see starring their
party in the face. The result of their
lengthy confab will probably soon be
apparent, as they are both to return
Representative Cummings, of New
York has exposed a nice little scheme
of Speaker Heed's to bribe voters in
ins district witn uovernment money
by having the Navy department
order the employment of a large
numrer of workmen just before elec
tion at the Kittery Navy Yard
which Is in Mr. Reed's District. Mr.
Cummings ha3 offered a resolution
instructing the committee on Naval
Affairs to investigate this matter.
That will, of course, be the last of the
matter, as far as the House is con
cerned ; but the people- will bo heard
from a little later.
What a Leading Physician says:
I)r R- s Cordon, a leading physic
lan of Mt Carmel, 111., writes the
following under date March 10, 1890:
"I cheerfully recommend Swift's
Specific (S. S. S.) as a tonic and gen
eral health restorer, also in case of
Blood Foison it always gives satisfac
tion." Years of Suffering.
For years I have been troubled
with a blood taint that has baffled the
skill of the best physicians of Ohio
and Indiana.the disease finally effect
ed my eyes to such an extent that I
wa3 almost blind. I was then indue
ed to take a course of Swift's Specific
(S S" S,).an(1 anl thankful to say that
""B uoiuus i was en
tire,y curcd' My eyesight is entirely
re8tred. my general health is
better than U ha3 been for vears. d
there is no trace of the disease left. I
consider S. S. S. the best blood purl
fler and general health tonic today on
the market." Oscar Wiles.
Treatise on Blood and Skin Diseseas
SWIFT SPECIFIC CO.
At one time women threatened to
become formidable rivals to the men
as Pr.inte.rs' but thc inventln of typo
writing nas openeu to them a more
congenial occupation, and the num
ber of female typesetters is said to be
decreasing. There are not over 300
women printers in New York now,
though formerly they were so numer
ous as to excite the hostility of the
The Use Of
Harsh, drastic purgatives to relieve costive
ness is a dangerous practice, and more liable
to fasten the disease on the patient thau to
cure it. What is needed is a medicine that,
in effectually opening the bowels, corrects
the costive habit and establishes a natural
daily action. Such an aperient is found in
which, while thorough in action, strengthen
as well as stimulate the bowels and excretory
"For eight years I was afflicted with con
stipation, which at last became so bad that
the doctors could do no more for me. Then
I began to take Ayer's Tills, and soon the
bowels became regular and natural in their
movements. I am now in excellent health."
Wm. II. Do Lam-eH, Dorset, Out.
" When I feel the need of a cathartic, I
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" For years I have been subject to consti
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Our very large Stock of the Latest
Spring Styles in Hats & Men's
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M. ot. John has hung his - hat up with us
and when vou come to Nashville he will be
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E. P. Wilson and others, vs. John G. Wilson
r N obedience to a decree of the Chancery
A- Court at McMisnville, Tenn., rendered
in the above Btyled cause, I will ell at the
$5 NASHVILLE VJ
Courthouse door in McMinnville, Tenn., on
Monday, Sept, 1st, 1890,
the following three lots of land belong
ing to the heirs of E. C. Wilson, dee'd., ly
ing in the I4th Civil District of Warreu
County, Tenn., on the waters of Mountain
Creek. Said land will be sold in three lota
or tracts. Lot No. 1 containing 31M acres.
Lot No. 2 containg 113 acres. Lot No. 3
containing 215 acres. A pint of said lands
is on file in my office and will be exhibited
on day of sale.
Terms of Shle On a credit of 1 and 2
years, with interest froBi day of sale, except
$125 cash. Notes and good security required
and lien retained. This July 10, W0.
J. C. BILES, C. & M.