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15 6ENTS PER WEEK. BBANDON dk BAEKSDALE, PROP'S. Wednesday Evening, Apr. 23. STATE CONVENTION. Call of the Democratic Executive Com mittee For Tuesday, July 1 5. Nahiivii.i.b, Aprils. A convention o( the Democratlo paity of Tennessee U hereby called on Tuemlay, the 15th day of July, 181K), at 12 o'clock in., for the purpoxe of nominat ing a candidate for Governor, and the trans action o.' vuch other buNlueNs aa may be brought bpfore It. The Htate Democratic Executive Committee reooinmend that the respective count leu In the Htate appoint no greater number of delegate)! than they are entitled to votes in the convention, the basis being one vote for every 100 Democratic vote and fraction over fllty cant at the November election, 1H88. Done;at.tlie city of NftHhvllleby authority f the Htate Democratic Executive Commit tee, the 3d day of April, 1MJ0. Taos. L. ty'iu.iAM.s, Ch'in. J. D. MoLlN, Hec'y. Mr. Williams being temporarily absent, Mr. Savage was called to the chair, when Mr. Crunk offered the following resolution, which was adopted : Resolved. That this committee recommend thorough organization of the Democratic party in an me coun ties of the State, and that conven tions or nrimarv elections be held wherever necessary to secure the success of the party. HAS NO STATE POLICY. Col. Jofiiah refuses to tell his State policy as governor. The people .uiwht to rnfiisfi to tint that high trust into a man's hands who virtually tells them it is none of their business how he intends to discharge the trust. Chattanooga Time. The Times is quite right about this matter, but Patterson is not alone in this role, no candidate seeking the high office has condescended to map out liis policy or suggest the needs of the Htate for the betterment of its condition and the prosperity of the people. Patterson don't mind say ing that ho is in favor of refunding part of the State debt, and this is the only idea the people are able to gain of the policies concerning the well fare of tho State under the next ad ministration. In the days of good old lashioned Democracy it was cus tomary for men seeking party lead ership to foreshadow some policy for thecrystiilization of public sentiment in directing State affairs, but the Memphis Avalanche comes toJCol. Patterson's delenso with tho sugges tion to the Times that: "The gov ernor of a State is not the law-making power, neither is lie in a position to shape 'policies.' 1 le may recom mend measures to the legislature, but such recommendation carries with it no authority to influence tho legisla ture. . So fur as Col. Patterson is con cerned, there is not the slightest danger of his attempting to arrogate to himself powers that do not belong to the olllce he seeks. lie is thoroughly familiar with the affairs of the State, and the needs of the people, and will, as gov ernor, be able to make valuable stig gestians to the legislature." Really, according to ihe Avalanche the governor litis but, very little or nothing to do, and any good county magistrate would do well enough for a governor. I Jut, says the Ava lanche,Mr. Patterson is familiar witli tho needs of the people, and "will, as governor, be able to make some vaua- ble suggestions to the legislature." Then why not make these valuable suggest ions as regards the needs in advanee.whileengaged in canvassing the Suite that the people may form some idea ol the benefits to be de rived, and elect a legislature on a well-dellned platform that will sus tain bis valuable suggestions in pro curing the needs of the people? The Lkai'-Chuonh ij: fully agrees with the (iallatin Kxaminer that the people of Tennessee should de mand of candidates soliciting their votes lor governor and tho legislature that they pretermit the discussion of national politics and devote their time exclusively to home, Statequos tions, which are ol immediate in terest to the people, ami let tho can didates for congress and the press discuss national affairs. We have im portant local questions that the peo ple should be informed about and have some well planned policy. Such as road laws, public schools, reduc tion of taxes, assessnien s, reform in criminal laws, the penitentiary, the floating debt, which has been crea ted by this "no policy" idea, and many other important questions. Suppose-a farmer starts out to make a crop without any policy, as to which field be will plant in wheat, corn, tobacco or cotton, the number of horses or mules mcissary to culti vate it, the necessary implements, etc. could he make any calculation ol the outcome? Just so with State affairs, and this is the way the State is being managed; the governor should take the lead in h iping State policy, but the people don't know what is to be done. Let us have some policy- .. Cousin Jere's methods are taking all of the fll'dng out of Uncle Josiah's yard-wide cloth and knocking his upper case type into cold pie, and your Uncle Josiah h failing on all corners to get In Kcond to Brother McDowell's man. - I Windom Caring- for the Gold Bug. Secretary Windom appeared be fore the Republican -members of the Senate silver committee Friday to explain and advocate his bill. Mr. Windom made one point very clear, and that Is that he is a very earnest advocate of tho gold standard inter est. He wants silver certificates issued for bullion, redeemable alone in bullion, because he thinks it would make the certificates more valuable than if redeemable in silver dollars and to require their redemp tion in gold might seriously embar rass the government. His plan is the only way, he thinks, to protect the credit of the country, and he would oppose any measure giving holders of the certificates option on the currency. This means that silver must not be put on a par with gold, and that If silver certificates are re deemable alone in bullion nobody will want the bulljon except at a dis count, and gold operators may de press the value of silver certificates. It is to be hoped that Mr. Windom will not have his way about this matter, and if silver certificates be the plan adopted that they be made redeemable in any currency the gov ernment may have that is on a par with gold. This will make the sil ver certificates equal to silver green backs and national bank currency or gold, and the credit of the govern ment cannot suffer, but will lie en hanced, because it will always have the silver and gold on hand for the redemption of every certificate issued. Windom and Harrison be long to the gold sharks and currency manipulators, and the country will get no relief if their counsel c ontrcls legislation. Brother McDowell and his candi date are going to fool somebody. They are not in the woods digging spring "yarbs"and turning over logs for fish bait, as many people suppose, but they are in the saddle riding with spurs. The farmers are being well orgauized, the horses are nearly all bridled, with steel bits in their mouths and hitched in the primary stables, and the wild ones who have jumped out of the pasture are being lassoed and brought in, and some body will be surprised when the con vention meets. The Democratic county conven tions of Illinois are all instructing for the nomination of John M. Palmer for United States Senator by the State convention. Illinois is set ting an example in this (hat will bear good fruit. If Congress will not submit a bill for 'a change in the constitution electing Senators by the people, then the State will adopt the plan set on foot by that grand old Democrat of Illiinois instruct the Legislatures in convention whom they want in the Senate, and put a stop to millionaires buying their seats. Strong petitions from the Farmers Alliance of Nebraska were presented to Congress by Senators Manderson and Paddock, Saturday, opposing the Windom bill and urging Con gress to adopt the freo coinage policy, and restore silver to its equality with gold as it existed from the foundation of the government up to 1878, and supplement tins with an issue of legal tendor.giving the coun try a circulation of $50 per capita. Judge Lea, of Brownsville, will not be a candidate for governor, but will stand for re-election to the State Senate from his district. Faclnl I'erecplloii. Mr. W. H. Levy, who is blind, says ia bis book, "Blindness and the Hlind," that he can tell when he ia opposite an object, anj can perceive whether it is tall or abort, slender or bulky. He can also determine whether it be a solitary object or a continuous fence; whether u close fence or an open one, and sometimes whether a wooden fence, a stone wall or a hedge. None of tho five senses has anything to do with this perceptive power, hut the impressions are made on the skin of the face, and by it transmitted to the brain. He therefore names this unrecognized sense "facial perception." The presence of a fog interferes with facial perception, and makes the impressions faint and untrustworthy; but darkness is no Impediment. A noise which distracts the attention interferes with the im pressions. In passing along the street he can distinguish shops from private houses, and doors from windows, if the windows consist of a number of panes, and not of a Ringle sheet of glass. HnnlneM til Ililssla. A well known merchant of K'.ieff thought it merely a clever strokn of policy to bribe all the telegraph messengers to bring him every telegram addressed to the business men in whose speculations he was interested. He paid one ruble per telegram, and having read, copied and resealed them, he sent them to the consignees and used the information thus nc- i quired for his own ends. He profited by this trustworthy source of information for two years, and would probably have cont inued to prollt by it till his death had the conspiracy not lieen discovered by the merest accident. Fortnightly Review. The I'mbreUa Long; Ago. It is not known definitely when umbrellas wore Invented, but something of the sort must have been constructed alout tho year N0 of our era, for in tho year Sit! Alouin, bishop of Tours, sent a present to Hishop Arno, of Salzburg, w ith these words: "I have sent your reverence a screen whic h ill pro tect your venerable head from the beating rain." Whatever the contrivance was It must then have tieen something strange and rare, otherwise it would hardly have lieen north sending joO miles. Philadelphia Times. A rnrlate Selection. "Before we take up the collect ion this niorn iug,'' remarked the good pustor. ns he looked miid'.y over the congregation, "I wish to say that we have hi the chuivh treasury already two quarts of nickels that appear to have lieeu punehesl through and afterwards plugged nith lead. These coins, I am in formed, will not buy stamps, groceries or fuel, and conductors on street carsrvtnse to take them. The choir will please sing, 'O, Land of Kest, Tor Thee I Sigh. "-Chicago Tribune. TH;S IS NEWS. Vice President of the Irish L ague Says it Hal Ceased to txUl. . Boston, April L3. Rev. V. A. Jtfo Kenna fci lb the following commuuica tion to the i)res of America: Dr. O'Koiily, of Kt. Louis, synt a letter last week to John Dillon, member of parlia ment, against which I protest. I write this in order to protest against the spirit and letter of his writing. In the first place, he is a Clan-na-Oael mui. ' I am not, and never have been, although the Clan-na-Gael has wished to make it appear that I was one. I do not believe in their methods. Secondly, Dr. O'Keilly's statement is false when he talks about the delegates of last week assembling from every state within the United States. There were not dele gates present from every state in the United States. The National league has no exist ence in this country at the present time. In couclvion, I have always remarked that the stiitu of the United States which contributed the least like Missouri, and Ill inois, and Michigan always dictate the policy of the league. For one, I ill not submit to such a leader ship of assassins, and, like Mr. McCaffrey, of Philadelphia, I publicly resign my position. P. A. McKenna, National Vice President I. A. L. NEWFOUNDLAND. Condition Under Which Foreign Ves sels Will He Allowed to Fish. Halifax, N. S., April U3. United States Consul General Frye has been in formed by Hon. Robert Bond, colonial secretary of Newfoundland, that the government will allow all foreign ves sels to take out licenses, good for three weeks from date, for the purchase of bait in Newfoundland for the ensuing fishing Beason on payment of a fee of $1 per ton. On subsequent entry into ports for bait supply, new licenses must be taken out and the same fees paid. Light dues will also be payable as usual by all vessels entering ports. All vessels are restricted to the pur chase of one barrel of bait per ton. A second license shall not be granted with in three weeks of the date of the first license. When a license is granted to a vessel, all customs officers in Newfound land are to be notified by telegraph of that fact, so as to prevent the vessel ob taining a second license within the three weeks. When a foreign vessel puts in for bait, special officers are to be em. ployed to watch that she (loos not get more than the quantity named in her license. Cattle Thieving Gang Broken Up. Salt Lake City, Utah, April 23. Deputy Marshal Bush arrived in Salt Lake Sunday from southeastern Utah, where ho raided a gang of oattle thieves. At Blulf City he arrested a man named Bowen, a noted outlaw and desperado. When lie attempted to arrest "Bloody" Bowen, the leader of the outlaws, B.iwen 'pulled a revolver, but the marshal was too quick for him and shot him down. Tne gang was completely broken up. NEWS IN BRIEF. A Condensation of Interesting Items oil Various Subjects. Pomeroy, O., will tie a, $50,000 belt rail road around herself. Tiffin woolen mills are turned over to the moth aud rust; slow busiuoss. The miners of West Virginia organized a district ussemuly for that state at Charles ton. Novenilier election day, from noon till 3 p. m. , is a legal holiday by act of the Ohio assembly. Col. Wortliington, of Covington, Ky., sends to his excellency, President Diaz, of Mexico, a $10,000 Blue Grass thoroughbred horse. Philadelphia private detectives, Ed. Hall and Ia'O Alexander, pleaded guilty to con spiracy to defraud Mrs. Kmily B. Hooper of $IS,(H0. Mutual concessions on tho part of rail roads ami employes at Pittsburg are re ported which will lead to a settlement of the threatened strike. The Third ward school building at Frank fort, Ind., caught fire and tho ;150 children took their books aud wraps, quietly marched out and let it burn. Tenicrnnce people of Guthrie claim that tho prohibitory law of Oklahoma territory is being flagrantly violated, and have in formed Secretary Noble to that effect. The quadruplets of Mr. and Mrs. John Newton, of E vermin, Pa., were baptized in tho Roman Catholic church at Hcnttdale. They are as like each other as four jioas and in good health. Jeremiah O'Donovan Rossa, the ex-Fenian, was on trial at New York Jlonduy, in the court of oyer and terminer, on a charge of criminal libel. Patrick Hursgeld Cassiday, a nowspnper man, is the plaintiff. Father Hyan, of Lowoville, N. Y., struck n lady member of his flock in the face with a prayer boon for refusing to pay an assess ment. Bishop Wadhains has silenced and suspended him from priestly office. Mrs. Grinnell, of Dubuque, Iowa, whose passion for Goorge Cornell lead to the shoot ing of the latter by her husband, J. Grin nell, last week, is reported to have taken poison, of which she will die. Cornell has a ball in his head and will die. Politeness always pays. The polished stranger who entered Stearau'B jewelry establishment in Louisville and insisted on giving precedence to a previous customer, who was in a hurry, got away with twelve diamond rings and live ear drops while he waited. Foreign Notes. The repairs of the steamship City of Paris have iieen put into the hands of Messrs. Laird, of Birkenhead, and her next date of suiting will le Nov. IX Empnror William, in laying the founda tion stone at Bremen, said that the monu ment would lie "to the departed a memorial, to the living a remembrance, and to the future an example to emulate." The em peror was received with great enthusiasm at Bremen. CONGRESS. One Hundred and First Iay. Iu the senate A nunitier of bills were re ported aud introduced, including a resolu tion to increase the mont hly purchass of sil ver. The world's fair bill was considered, and thu amendment for unveiling a statue to Columbus stricken out. The naval re view at New York and Hampton lloads was retained and the bill passe l. At 6:10 p. m. the senate adjourned. In the house A joint resolution was in troduced to increase the monthly treasury purchase and coinage of silver to the maxi mum amount. Theconforenee reiort on the Oklahoma bill was adopted. A bill was insKcd providing for the issue of artificial j limbs to ex-soldiers every three years in stead of live, as at present. Under a call of j committees, the bill to pension prisoners of i war was defeated veas 143, navs t8 not ' the necessary two-thirds, bouse adjourned. At 6:10 p. in. the fio Cipher edel. A remarkable telegram broke up the entire establishment iu a big Broadway store re- . ceutly. The head of the firm received a di- j patch conveying this information: "Amos- quito ill today. Can't come down." He cailtd iu the other partners and the chief clerks for a consultation. They had no cipher that fitted the telegram, but after awhile light daw ned upon one of the party. A bright young man in the store rejoice in the name j of Amos, and, being under the weather, his mother wrote this telegram: "Amos quite ill ; today. Can't come down." Business was Mi-'tidcl for an hour while the establish-; nient was recovering its equilibrium. -New j York Sun. A LITTLE HAND. Perhaps there are tenderer, sweeter things Somewhere in the sun bright land; But I thank the Lord for his blessings. And the clasp of a little hand. i A little baud that softly stole Into my own that day, When I needed the touch that I loved so much To strengthen me on my way.. Softer it seemed than the softest down On the breast of the gentlest dove; But its timid press and its faint caress Were strong In the strength of love. It seemed to say in a strange, sweet way: "I love you and understand," And calmed my fears as my hot, heart tears Fell over the Uttle hand. Charleston News and Oouiiar Laplanders of the TSortli Cupe. Both men and women were remarkably short, seldom more than four feet high, with eyes wide apart and flat, expressionless faces. They wore reindeer garments, with leather boots up to the knee, and bright colored hats in form of sou'wester on their tangled locks. At our request the man colled loudly to the Lap-in-chief, who was waiting for a summons upon the hills, to bring down his herd of rein deer, and very soon the cries of the dog and the rattling of the horns of the deer were to be heard, as the beautiful creatures answered to the call of their master and bounded down the hillside toward us. The patriarchal Lap, after we had made a few vain attempts at exchanging courtesies, signified he expected a handsoi.ie donation for bis trouble, nnd on saying "good-by" we noticed that the Nor wegian sailors who accompanied us each gave his coin in turn, it being considered unlucky to part with a Lap without offering some small gift Temple Bar. Concerning Crowns. Many y sirs ago it was the correct thing for a monarch to wear the identical crown worn by his predecessors. A king never was formally crowned on the day when he suc ceeded to the throne, but the ceremony was always postponed for a week or two in order to have the crown thoroughly renovated. But there is no doubt that the custom of handing down the same crown from genera tion to generation had its disadvantages. In the first place, it rarely happens that two kings have heads of precisely the same size, and as a rule the crown which fitted the original king for whom it was made never fitted any of his successors, but was always either too large or too small. Nothing looks more absurd than a very small crown cocked on the head of a very large king, except, per haps, a crown which is much too large for the wearer and continually falls over his ears. There was, it is true, a certain reverence for antiquity and inherited rights shown by this custom of wearing an ancient ancestral crown, but it need not lie supposed that any monarch really liked it. No matter how carefully a king might have his father's crown scoured aud repaired, he always felt that he was wearing another man's clothes, so to speak. As for Queen Victoria, it is well known that she ordered an entire new set of crowns when she came to the throne, remarking as she gave the order that she had as much affection for some of her relatives as anybody need have, but as for wearing anything that had been on the 'ead of that 'orrid King William, she would go to her grave bareheaded first Chicago Herald. A Dramming Fish. At a recent meeting of the Berlin Physio logical society Professor Moebius described a peculiar fish Balistes aeuleatus which he had met with in Mauritius. While on a visit to that island he observed a bright, blue colored fish iu the shallow waters of the harbor, which, when caught and held iu the baud, emitted from its interior a most strik ing uoiso, like that of a drum. A careful ex amination of the animal failed to reveal any obvious movements, with the exception of one part of the skin, lying just beyond the giltslit, which was in continuous vibration. The portion of the skin which vibrates stretches from the clavicle to the bronchial arch ; it is provided with four large, bony plates and lies over the swim bladder, which iu this fish for the most part projects out of the trunk muscles. Behind the clavicle is a curiously shaped long bone, which is attached to the clavicle at one point in such a way as to form a lever with two arms. The long arm of this bony lever is imbedded in the ventral trunk muscles and is callable of easy movement to and fro. The short arm slides during this movement over the rough inner side of the clavicle and gives rise to a crack ling noise. This noise is tbeu intensified by the swim bladder, which lies in close prox imity to the short arm of the lever and acts as a resonator. Newcastle Chronicle. Robbing by Klectrlelty. A novel auil somewhat scientific scheme for relieving ladies of their purses has been suc cessfully carried out by a gang of thieves along Milwaukee avenue and adjoining streets. The scheme Is to give the victim a violent electric shock, thus temporarily par alyzing her. The most recent victim was Mrs. Jacobsen, a professional nurse. She was returning home. As she passed in the shadow of a building two men brushed against her. One of them touched her wrist with a piece of metal. She at once received a violent elec tric shock that caused her to let go her purse and several bundles, and sent her reeling against the building. She was so dazed for the moment that she did not realize what had happened. As soon as she recovered from the effects of tho shock she bewail to look around for her purse and bundles. They were not in sight. Then it dawned upon her that she had bceu roblied. The two men who had passed her were just turning on Milwaukee avenue. Quickening her steps, she followed them, hoping to meet an officer that she might have them placed under arrest. At Chicago avenue she quit the pursuit and ran to the police station and told what had oc curred. An officer was sent out with her, but. the men could not be found. Chicago Inter Ocean. Value of Royal Luces. Tho lace treasures of European royal, titled and wealthy families, as well as the very rare antique and incomparably exquisite sacer dotal and sacramental laces, many of them Iieing relics, are practically beyond price. Queen Victoria's laces are valued at over half a million dollars. Those of theex-Euipress Eugenie aggregated almost a million. The Austrian and Prussian crown laces are re spectively valued at half a million. The Spanish regal lace treasures are not leas pre cious, and the sacred vestments, relics and sacramental furnishings of St. Peter's and other Itoman churches are of incalculable value. New York Star. The lluzzard the Silver Hollar. "As to the buzzard on the dollar piece," said Director Leech, "I would certainly like to see that changed for a more heroic bird, with his head higher in the air. We have at the mint in Philadelphia the stuffed figure of an eagle that used to By around the building, which would serve as a good model. Do you know we had to take a feather out of the tail of the bird on the dollar! After we had struck off a couple of million pieces we found there were eight feathers in his tail, when there should have been bnt seven." Wash ington Star. A Valuable Acquisition. "What can you dor- asked the editor. "Well, I can't write, and I can't edit, and I ain't got no literary Judgment; but if yer want a man that's all muscie to biarae far writiu' libels, I'm tba taller yer want oeF Harper's Bazar. At Bnda Postn two men met to fight a duel to the death. The distance was twenty-five paces, and each man was to have six shots, Neither party managed to hit the other ia that time, and the affair was abandoued ia disgust 5 PDBPOSHLY 11T lillFIM 2 D-rvx'sB o3srxr5r 2, CLARKSV!LLE,hsl3fiWlSiaf,ip2 AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. 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