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15 6ENTS PER WEEK. BRANDON A BAKKSDALE. PROP'S. Monday Evening, May. 12. STATE CONVENTION. Call of the Democratic Executive Com kmittee For Tuesday, JulyJIS. Nahhvii.lb, Apill 3. A convention of tl.e Democratic paity of Tennetnte U hereby ailed on Tuuulay, the 15th day of July, 1890, at 12 o'clock in., for the purpoxe of nominal tag a candidate for Governor, and the trans action o.' tiuch other business u may be brought before It. The State Democratic Kxeoutlve Coraraltte recommend that the respective counties In the State appoint no greater number of delrgateii than they are ulltled to vote In the convention, the hauls being one vote for every 100 Democratic vote and fraction over fifty cattt at the November lection, 1H. Done'.at the city of Nashville by authority f the Htute Democratic Executive Commit tee, the 3d day of April, 1890. Tuos. L. Williamb, Ch'm. 3. D. McLin, Sec'y. Mr. Williams beinc temporarily absent, Mr. Savage was called to the oliair, when Mr. Crunk offered the following resolution, wnien waa adopted : Resolved. That this committee recommend thorough organization of the Democratic party in all the coun ties of the State, and that conven tlons or primary elections be held wherever noceHmry to- secure the uccess of tlie party. It takes more money to keep the Union veterans out of the poor-house than is required to support the stand ing armies of all Europe. The good part about this is the South erners, after being robbed, plun dered, maligned and persecuted by the North, aro able to pay the pensions, and keep the poor Union soldiers from suffering. Guided by that same glittering star of- independence and liberty, the Confcds are marching on to the most glorious industrial triumph the world has ever known. Much is history. We have felt a deep solicitude for Bro. Tatuin during tho past few weeks, but lie has evidently come through all right and turned his at tention to the missionary -work, while the good Obion Democrat has been given over to the facile pens of two preachers and a poor, bewildered heavy-hearted "truth seeker" for the discussion of heaven, the wisdom of God and the blissful region be yond, where Cousin Jere don't own any corner lots and hasn't got any bonds or stocks. Akron, Ohio, was struck by a cy clone Saturday evening about the time a dark cloud was hovering over this section. Moro than a hundred houses wero completely demolished and many more bu lly damaged and several lives lost. Also several tor muloes struck BIytliesdale, Mo., Du buque, Ja., Fredonia, Kan., and Greenville, Pa. The story sent out by the St. Louis Olobo-Democrat's Washington cor respondent to the effect that ex Hpeaker Carlisle was beastly drunk at the funeral of Senator 15eck, has been denounced from an unques tionable source as a positive, unqual ified Republican lie. Just as we ex pect ed. After all, 20-ccnt drinks at Vice President Morton's saloon are cheap er than the ordinary 10-ceiit grog shop, because one drink of Shoreham bust head will make a Republican Congressman beastly drunk, while it takes a half dozen Robertson county cocktails to make one tipsy. ThoMcKinley bill places a tariff tax of three cents a head on cabbage for the benefit of the Illinois farmer an advance of 40 per cent. This gives the Illinois fanner an ab Holuto monopoly on the crump colic business and the doctors will reap a rich reward. Tho whole of McKinley's speech in opening the debate on his tariff bill was devoted to excuses for its inconsistencies. The inconsisten sies, however, were glaringly ex posed by Mills, McMillan, Crisp, Doekcry and Springer on the Demo cratic side. The new Republican State, North Dakota, is already pleading the pau per act and wants the government to pay the cost of holding its constitu tional convention. Clapp and Patterson are to have a Judge and clerk each in the Shelby county primary election, and now there will be hustling. Henry county will hold a mass convention at Paris Monday, June 2, to appoint lelegntes to the State convention. Sickneie Amonir Animate. Animals aro very xihject to worms, and while such worms exist in them thry cannot thrive, the food that should atrenglhen and nourish tho animal is absorbed by tho worms; hence, the ani mal will have a good appetite and otill continual! f row poor. To obviate this difficulty, "give them Irequent dunes of Uncle Sain'a Condition Powder. It is an excellent preventive of disease among them, and a a positive cure foraicknew common to animal it has no equal Jt is guaranteed. For Bale, wholesale and retail, by Lockcrt k Reynolds, druggist. STATE POLICY. Farmer Wants Candidate to Speak Out on the Penitentiary and Other Questions. To the Tobacco Leaf-Chronicle.l I stated, in a communication to th Leaf-Chronicle not long since, that it did not take one cf great wisdom to see that by the meeting of the convention there would be a considerable amount of bitterness and strife from the advo cates of the many aspirants for the nomination for governor. Now I want to say, in all candor, that so far as I have been able to see, not a sin gle one of the present aspirants meets the present demand of the ex ecutive chair, from the fact that they have not outlined any State policy by which they may bring relief to the tax payers and burden-bearers of the State, but they have, without exception, evaded all questions per taining to State government. For instance, there is the penitentiary muddle, and so far as I know there has not been a single word from either of the candidates on this sub ject, except when they have made speeches in cities they would say that they were opposed to con vict labor coming in con tact with honest labor, but they fail to offer any relief or substitute therefor. Why is this? I will say myself why this is. It is simply because the candidates know there are two elements in the organi zation called the Farmers' and Labors' Union of America. One part of the organization wants con vict labor disposed of and the other wants it kept up. "Wo all know very well who wants it kept up ; it is the farmer, and when the conven tion meets you wilT see that the farmers of the convention will en dorse the lease system. Now, if you gentlemen who are proposing to lead the Democracy of the State have any candidates of your own spout them out pro and con and don't be trying to stradle the question, and don't think that the farmers are altogether numskulls, for they are going to have tho peni tentiary question permanently set tied and you need not think because they have united with tite Knights of Labor for National purposes that they havo or will lose sight of State interest. farmer. Hig Rock, Tenn., May 7. 18110. Carrara Marble "You can hid Rood-by to Carrara mai-blu," 8tiyHahoii.se decorator. "It was all very well up to a few years h'iinv, lint the devel opments of our own land and of Mexico have driven it to the wall. 1U most for midable foe is tho Mexican onyx. This, nl thoiisb it looks soft and creamy, is as hard as steel, and when onco polished is almost indestructible. At present it is used in small quantities, and is eliielly known from its white mid yellow variet ies. It obtains in twenty other styles, which aro equally beautiful. "More remarkable thau tho onyx is the petrified wood of Arizona and New Mexico. It comes in all colors, and is superior in beauty and elegance to most of tho moss agates and wood abates used in jewelry. It takes a nmKnillcent polish and is not so costly but that it can be used for mantel pieces, bar fronts, washstdnds, ash receiv ers, table tops and Imrviui slabs. The sup ply is inexhaustible, and when the rail roads of the southwest aro extended will sulliee for every possible demand. Wash ington Star. KmiKraiitfl of 1KS!. Ninety-three thousand Englishmen, 57 000 Irishmen and 17,1NKI Scolclimon iiiii gratcd to (lie I'niled States in 111; ai.tHlO English, i!,0o. Irish and 3,000 Scotch went to Canada; liJ.OOO English, 2,oiki Irish and 2,(HXI Scotch went to Australia; while to "all other places" went 1,000 English, U.OUO Irish and 1,000 Scotch. The totals for the year show UU.OOO English emigrants, (U.O'K) Irish and 85,000 Scotch. Once u Week. A Grecian Ilniunnce. A Grjek merchant of Alexandria, in Egypt, vrho made a great deal of money, un able to return personally to his country, but intent upon choosing a Grecian maiden for his wife, writes to his correspondent in Co rinth, at the bottom of his usual business let ter: "Finally, I request you to remit nie, by returning steamer, a young lai'y who might feel inclined to be my wife. She need not be in possession of any money, wit h which I am BUlllciently blessed; hut a good reputatiou, of the ago of 24 or !!", a respectable family, good looks, health anil temper nud middle sized figure. It the luily will bring the in closed note with your kindly acceptance, you may feel assured that I will honor the same and make tho bearer my wife." Although somewhat astonished at this sin gular order of his Alexandria correspondent, the merchant at Corinth, as a good business man, thought best to (ill it like any other re ceived from so reliable a customer and to Beud the merchandise demanded at short no tice. Having found a lady possessing the re quired qualities and willing to transmit, with the accepted check of her unknown countryman, her hand and heart, the Co rinthian took her aboard tho next steamer going to tho country of tho Pharaohs. At the same time ho tiotilled his friend by tele graph of the precious shipment. As soon as tho boat anchored in the har bor of Alexandria the inairimonious Greek boarded it, to hear himself called hy pirns and see a pretty young damsel stepping up to him, saying: "I have a check signed by you and hope you will duly honor it." "Never yet a note of mine has gone to protest ," re plied the blushing groom, "and I shall not permit this to hapMu to the one you hold. I shall be happy if, in compensation, you will honor nie with your hand." A fortnight later the note was redeemed aud the payer a happy husband. Akrokor inthoe. Kacle and 1'orker. A citizen of lvy county. Ha., killed an eagle that measured something over nine feet i from tip to tip, with talons over three inches ' long. When discovered the bird had just killed a pig and was nlxmt to ent it. On dis covering the intruder the eagle grassd the pig iu its monster claws and inovtHl away tc other parts. He was followed, however, anil while enjoying his prize was shot. Florida Times-Union. Rheumatism is causttl by an acid i in the blood ; therefore external treatment affords no permanent r" 1 iff. To eliminate the poison and make a thorough cure of the disease, nothing else is so eilicicnt as A. vera Snrsaparillii. (iiveita trial, Price $1. Worth " a bottle. The lee Co. is making lietter Soda Pop this season than ever tiefore. Try it. . n--2m,d. THE STARS AND STRIPES. Bill to Prevent the Desecration of tha ITnlted States Flag. Washington, May 12. Representa tive Caldwell has introduced a bill of National interest. It provides penalties for desecrating the National flag. If tha bill passes it will thereafter be unlawful to use it as an advertising sheet or for any other similar improiier purposes. It is entitled "A bill to prevent the dese cration of the United States flag," and is as follows: Be it enacted, etc. : That any person who shall disfigure the National flag, either by printing on said flag or attach ing to the same, or otherwise, any ad vertisement for public display, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on con viction thereof in the district court of the -United States, shall te fined in any sum not exceeding $50, or imprisoned not less than thirty days, or both, at the discretion of the cocrt. Skips Out. Bangor, Me., May 12. A special to The Commercial from Frankfort says that Lida Mason, the woman who shot Percy Rich there Friday, left town in a carriage some time during Friday night, no effort being made to detain her. It is thought she dra-re to Brooks and took the morning train for Boston. Reports from Rich's home state that his condition is serious. NEWS IN BRIEF. A Condensation of Interesting Items on Various Subjects. Alfred Bowen was acquitted of murder at Creencastle, Ind. William King was kicked to death by a colt in Auglaize county, O. Archer, ex-treasurer of Maryland, has been indicted for malfeasance. A gigantic local Are insurance combina tion is in process of formation In New York. John M. Winstead, while intoxicated, shot his wife at Ouray, Col., aud then killed himself, A man died at Bridgeport, O., from tho effects of swallowing a chew of tobacco in a fit of laughter. Congressman Caldwell lias introduced a bill providing penalties for desecrating the National flag. Pope, the absconding bank teller from Louisville, was captured near Duluth, Minn on Friday. A Minnesota farmer named Constantino Schaeffer killed his wife and child aud committed suicide. , William L. Helm, uged 10, ran away from home at Indianapolis and was killed by the cars at Paxton, 111. The Standard Oil trust won iu the liti gation at New York with George Rice over the transfer of some stock. John and Amos Lnwsou, twin brothers, qurreled at Edwardsport, Iud., and the latter fatally stabbed the former. The body of the unknown colored man drowned iu the river near Barker's Mill, Ky.. has besn ideutilied as that of Albert Wills. A young man giving his name as Harry Cray, of Chicago, was arrested at ludian apolis in the net of stealing a fine suit of clothes. Harry Clark and Virgil J. Matthews quarreled over an unpaid account, near Gracey, Ky., and the latter was fatally stabbed. J elf Williams, while drunk, went to sleep under un engine at Brazil, lmT aud sustained injuries which will probably prove fatal. The senate passed the pension appropri ation bill with Sherman's amendment, which provides for a division of Ohio into two agencies. A young lady supposed to be Miss Jen nie Benson, of Home City, Ind., committed suicide at Washington C. II., O., Thurs day. Cause unknown, Alfred Martin is a leading politician in Plymouth, Pa. His naturalization pa pers are being attacked on the ground of alleged misrepresetation to procure them. It is said that John P. Whitney, book keeper of the Albany, N. Y., City bank is saitl to have stolen .'K),0X from the bunk. Bank oflicials and police have but little to say. Detective Smith,-of tho Rock Island road, arrested at l'uebla, Col., Scott Holt, colored, charged with complicity In the robbing of Mrs. W. S. Johnson, of '.2,500 worth of diamonds on the Rock Island road. M. tr. Patterson, who mysteriously dis appeared from Decatur, 111., last Decem ber, has beeu found at Salt Lake. He says that he was sandbagged, robbed of $1,500, and made two long journeys while uncoil scons. Saunders and Mont. Slottings and Adam Adams quarreled about a woman, In Logan county, V'. Vu., and Adams was fatally stubbed. His assailants were cap tu red aud held to await the action of the grand jury. Leo White and Frank Cody, young des peradoes who have terrorized southern New Mexico for several months past, and who held up and robbed the freight men at Iiiimy Junction last Wednesday, were arrested in tho Sandia mountains. The General Society of the Cincinnati concluded its business at Baltimore aud adjourned. All of the present officers were re-elected. The society will meet on the third Wednesday iu May, ISil.'l, in Bos ton. liOiiie Lehman, a prominent, merchant of Columbus, Ind., was notified by White Caps not to collect rent from a widow or eject her from a certain residence. The notice accused him of ceui.pu tiding a felony and thus seeuing title to the widow's home. Henry Kunolt, a devout member of the Young Men's. Christian association and a prominent leader of St. Matthew's Evangelical church, St. Louis, was killed while nibbing the house of (ieoige Stalk man, a carpenter. Kunolt led a double life. Alice J. Brown, 3S years old, unmarried and a stranger, died iu Oswego, N. Y., in child birth. She had liecn a school teacher in Kentucky, and left a pathetic letter ad dressed to "Papa, Ernest and others," aud dint-ted to Miss Lizzie Brown, Rome, New York. The Manhattan Beach Improvement company of New York, in order to reorgan ize upon a more profitable bases, has taken steps to foreclose a $1,000,000 mortgage on its property, including the Manhattan Reach and Oriental hotels. James K. O. Sherwood hi.s lieen appointed receiver. The present 7 per cent, bonds are to be called and reissued at 4 per cent. Miss Mary Frances Ciisack. the alleged "Nun of kenmere," is wanted in Pitts burg, where Presbyterian ministers aud newspaper men arranged profitable Ice tures for her last w im e and where she took subscriptions fi.r her forthcoming! book. Neil her she nor her work have ap peared, ami those who collected money for her arc in an unpleasant predicament. A (onlly ltlllle. A llibie has just been rediscovered iu the Vatican library which is iu Ib ln t w. It Is supposed to be the oldest in the world, and is valued at JIOO.KM. It U so weighty that it n-Uins two men to lift it, t he binding Mug iu heavy metal. In the year I.I 1 2 the Jews of Venice offered Pope Julius II ils weight in gold for it. but .though lie wan financially hard up just then be ref used the offer. Toronto Empire. Whjr Solemn. Windsniff What a solemn looking chap Jones is! Wittix That's natural. He's a dentist, and siMnds ail his tiuie looking dowu k. the mouth. Harper's Bazar. Three Good Deeds. Franklin Murphy brought sympathetic tears to the eyes of hi hearers at the dinner of the Leather Manufacturers' association by relating a story of benevolence. A friend of his, he said, was walking down to business oue morning wbeu he saw a young woman with a baby iu her arms sitting on a church step and weeping. The man, whom Mr. Murphy called Jones, was touched by her ap parent distress aud asked her what was the cause of it. "I walked into town,',shereplied,"tohave my baby baptized, and now it will cost $3 to have the service performed. I haven't the money aud I don't know what to do." "Well, that's a small matter," said Jones. "I haven't $3 in change, hut here's a ten dollar bill. Take it aud I will wait here for the change." The woman returned in a short time and handed Jones $7. lie patted the child's head and went down town, rejoicing In his own goodness. He felt good all day and his coun tenance shoue with an unsual brightness. His associates all noticed the change, and finally one of them asked him the cause of it. "I am happier than usual today," said Jones, "and the reason of it is that I did three good things on my way down town this morning." He related the occurrence and wound up by saying: "So I performed a deed of charity, started a little child on its way to Paradise, nnd got seven good dollars for a counterfeit ten dol lar bill." Newark Journal A Monkey's Clever Theft. At Khartoutn I saw a man who was ex hibiting three large apes, who performed several tricks at his command. I entered Into conversation with him, and he told me that his male ape was the most dexterous thief imaginable, and stole every day a sufficient amount of food for his subsistence. In proof of this he begged nie to watch the animal for a few minutes. I did so, and pres ently the keeper led him to a spot where a date soller was sitting on the ground with his basket beside him. Here his master put him through his evolutions, and although I could perceive that the monkey had an eye to the fruit, yet so completely did he disguise his in tentions that no careless observer would have noticed It. He did not at first care about approaching the basket, but gradually brought himself nearer and nearer, until at last he got close to the owner. In the midst of one of his feats, he suddenly started up from the ground, on which he was stretched, and, uttering a cry, as if in pain or rage, fixed his eyes full on the face of the date sollor; then, without moving the rest of bis body, he stole as many dates as he could hold in one of his "hind hands." The date seller, thus stared out of counte nance, and having his attention diverted by this extraordinary movement, knew nothing about the theft until a bystander told him of it. Then he joined heartily in the laugh raised against hlui. Mansfield rarkyns. Juhn Chiuauiau's Diet. It's nil bosh, this talk of Chinamen living on a bit of rice or somothing of that sort, It is true that the Chinese are frugal and that they do not throw money away. But it is not true, however, that they starve them selves. I have had a good deal to do with them, aud I am free to say that they are bet ter customers than a good many of their critics. Chinamen like good food as well as other people, and if they can afford to buy it they have It. They are so constituted that they do not require U3 much of certain kinds of food as do Americans, but do not for a mo ment imagine that they do not know what good food is or that they cannot enjoy it as much as other men. What is more, when John buys he buys the best article in the market and pays the best price. He has his own dainties, which he gets at the Chinese groceries, but he is also partial to some of the goods sold m American stores. l am ot tue opinion that the Chinese, as a rule, have bettor food, and more of it, than most of our ordinary laborers, for most Chinamen have money, and most of them spend it moro freely than the general public believe. Interviow in New York Mail and Express. When Jarvles Are Tricky. It is odd to note how extensively some men get known among London cab drivers. There is one individual living not far from the Duke of York's column detested by the whole body of licensees. He is constautly using their vehicles, and has a trick of keeping them waiting unreasonable periods without payiug for their time. It is useless to summons him, for in a matter of cross swearing his word is as good as the driver's, at least. Ono of the cabmen I talked with com plained of being cheated by this man, and chuckled over his revenge. He was hailed by this cabman's enemy in a lonely place when the rain was falling very heavily, aud ac cordingly stopped; but just as he raised the window ho recognized him, and dropped it again. "I'll see you drowned first, you beg gar," said he, and drove on, leaving his enemy standing in a pool of water. Murray's. HBiHier Clan flcatlons. Advertising Clerk Your advertisement begins: "Wanted, a silent partner." Patron Yes; tliat's it, . Clerk Do you wish it placed under "busi ness opportunities" or "matrimonial i" New York Weekly. Almost Swindle. "Well, I declare. It's too badl" exclaimed a ir.aiden of the 'Steenth Presbyterian church. "What is it I" "That young pastor of ours. While he was preaching on trial he never breathed a word about bis biting engaged, but as soon as the cuureh called him he went right off and got married. Ho'S a fraud, that's what he Is." Epoch. Natural Gas in CHnai-' Day. Natural gas has been known and exten sively used in China and other parts of Asia for many centuries, and history tolls us of a natural gas well in France in the time of Julius Cnvnr. It was first discovered iu the United States near Pittsburg, about fifty years ago, hut it is only of late years that it hits been extensively utilized. Golden Bays. "Life is Too short to I CALIGRAPH FASTEST ChsapsstiMachins on the Market. For rlrciilnrg nnd other Information pply l the LJCAK-CHRomrLC Office lo W. O. BRAMDON, Agt. 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