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acco ji-Ca. VOL. 4. NO. 0 C LARKSVILLE. TENN.. MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1892. FIFTEEN CENTS A WEEK Daily G e Is and Ladies, don't forget to call and see our "PERFECTION" SHOES. Now lot just arrived, something nice. DALY, PEARCE & GREEN &'tp7j fulfil Bit F H c Hermsflorf jiso OVER A shades in Silk and Lisle, Are now ready for inspection at R. W"- ROACH 95 Franklin Street, - - JIAJS .UJHrr ItECEIVED Blew Brcss Goods, Mew "Fable Xaincns, Towels, FJapItins, Etc. HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR. Also Thompson's Glove-Fitting Corsets, Jouvin's celebrated Genuine French Kid Gloves, which wo will sell very cheap. Call and see them. !).- FliANKIilN STREET, Clarksville, Tennessee. BRICK ! BRICK ! BRICK ; For Sale, at tho Settle Brickyard, in any quantity desired, BUILDING BRICK, PAVEMENT BRICK, PRESSED BRICK for fronts, etc. Orders by tho car load will roceive prompt attention. Orders left at tho offlco of W. A. Set4 tlo, over Farmers & Merchants National Bank, will be at tended to. aug8,dsw3m Fred. L. Smith & Sons, Manufacturers of and Peulers in D0ORS,BLINDS,SASH, Flooring, Window Frames, etc. Nom. G07, GOO & 611 Frapulii. X5I,A.KTv S VIL US. Coulter & Le&Mtfir, 314 and 31G Commerce St., MANUFACTURERS OF Sash,Doors,Blinds,F ooring A largo otoois Cpross Sh.inglo3 on band. CONTRACTORS AFJG BUILDERS. Plans and Specifications furnished and" Estimates made WOHDEIEH HOLIC1TED-W. pin m isgB w&m gjaili ttejg something new in Hats ; beau tiful shapes and nice goods. Call at DALY, PEARCEI& GREEN'S see the largest and best stock of Hats over brought to Clarks ville. - We also have the Knox & Stetson Makes HOSIERY DEPARTMENT Pall stocks of Ladies', Mis ses and Children's In he Celebrated St, near University ,'Avo. m SAILOR'S REST A Great Outpouring of Pa triotic People Hear the Principles of True Democracy Discussed. Hon. Jas. M. Head Speaks Before Dinner is Spread. Hon. Benton McMillin An , nihilatos Republican Misrule And Makes a Great Speech for Good Government. The Force Bill Killed By Hon. Jas. D. Richardson. A Red Letter Day for Mont gomery County De mocracy. One Thousand FeoplelOather at Bailor's Rest and Hear Speakers of Nat ional Reputation. BONFIRES) BURNING BRIGHTLY. . The barbecue and public speaking at Sailor's Reat Saturday was well at tended from the city. ' The lion. Jas. M. Head, of Nashville, arrived in the city Friday night and stayed at tho Arlington. It was the program or Mr. McMillin and Mr, Richard son, to come down on the 7:25 train Saturday morning. These gentle men missed connection at Guthrie, however, and arrangements were made to havo them sent from there to Sailor's Rest by special train. This was accomplished without much delay and the speakers reached tho grounds shortly after 12 o'clock. The crowd from Clarksville was a representative one. Among the number were the following;: Col. John F. House, Judge C. V. Tyler, S. A. Caldwell, Judge A. II. Mun- ford, Dr. T. II. Marablo, Dr. W. A. Shelby, Julicn Graeey, Capt. Matt Gracey, Capt. Ihos. Herndon and others. AT THE GROUNDS. A large crowd, estimated any where from 600 to 1,000 people, was present. Ample arrangements had been made for the accommodation of a large number of people. The site was as perfect as heart could wish. There was also enough well seasoned and well ?ooked barbecue to feed the immense throng and have several carcasses left. If there was any one on the ground who was not satisfied he kept it to himself. MR. HEAD'S SPEECH. Mr. Head spoke in the forenoon. It was a scholarly presentation of the great cardinal principles of Democ racy. His language was faultless, and his thought profound. He con fined himself mainly to State issues. He did not propose to abuse people who differed from him, but on the other hand gave them the credit of having honest convictions. "There is room," said he, "for but two po litical parties. The Democratic and Republican parties represent all the great principles of government the good and the bad and when any other party arises Its Inevitable effect is not to supplant, but to injure one of the old parties.. People have been in the hablit of saying that there is no difference betweeiLihe Democratic and Republican parties. There are differences. The Democrats believe in a tariff for revenue; the Republi cans believe in a protective tariff. The one believes in the needful limi tation of the Federal power, the other in a centralized government. There are indeed vast differences." He stood squarely upon the nation al Democratic platform In regard to tho silver question. He spoke forci bly and earnestly of the labor troubles, and showed a familiarity with the questions involved. He struck the pension bureau some telling blows that made those clay hills, with ribs of iron, resound again and again. He showed it to be tho greatest fraud ever perpetrated on a free people. Tho sjeiiker next addressed him self to the record of J. B. Weaver at Pulaski during the year 18fii. This Is where the People's party candidate for president mado his record for stealing money. The State and nat ional papers have published the record as given by Mr. Abernathy, the dark of the Giles County court. Mr. Head read several affidavits Lfrom people of Pulaski showing that money had been extorted from them by thin same man who comes South to ask for votes. Mr. Weaver denied all 'of the allegations made against him, and said he never received a cent, but Mr. Abernathy holds a re ceipt for the amount taken from him and Mr. Head produced a photo- graptud copy of the same, which read as follows: - Pulaski. Tenn., Jan. 30. 1864. Received of Chas. C. Abernathy two hundred and fifty dollars, amount due on above order. - Signed J. K Weaver, Col. Commanding Pest. Mr. Head's speech throughout was a masterly arraignment of the Re publican and Third parties, .and a forceful argument for straight De mocracy. He is a good speaker and will do much good for the Democrat ic cause wh6rever he may go. He talked about two hours and held the attention of his audience well. After dinner was over and the old lime pipe of peace had been smoked, Judge Tyler stepped upon the stand and introduced the first speaker of the evening, ! HON. BENTON M'MILLIN. The speaker began by saying : "Of all the sciences to which man can turn his attention, that of free government is the most important. Democracy believes . in that form of government which grants to every person lite, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The party had its faith written by the great author of the declar ation of independence. Its princi ples are sound. Every man has a consciousness of the fact that they are good and true. The Republicans hold to the faith of Alex. Ham ilton. They believe in having two classes in a nation the rich and the poor a monied aristocracy and a beggarly class of plebeians. They want to check the imprudnce (?) of the populace. When a man becomes once a senator, let him always be a senator. We, the Democratic party, believe that the people without re spect to rank ought to do what should be done. We believe in mak ing every man equal to his fellow- man. We must hold and cheerish this sentiment. We must keep the faith. I defy any man, living or dead, to point to any act placed upon the statutes of our country by Demo crats that is detrimental to the inter ests of the people. (Cheers.) No wrongful act ever has been passed by the Democratic party. . There is a great deal or discussion as to how much men ought to be taxed. Every man, woman and child in the United States pays seven cr eight dollars per year to the gen eral government by means of tariff taxation, still you make no loud com plaints. If this was a direct tax im posed by your State you would rise up in arms and resist it. A man will pay two dollars indirect taxation be fore he would pay one of direct taxa tion. Why say the only question Is the money question ? Why say the question of taxation is of no impor tance ? Why censuro your represen tatives in congress when they have done all they could for you?" Here the speaker branched off on a brilliant eulogium of Congressman Washington and of his predecessor, Col. John F. House. "When any man," continued the speaker, "says the Democratic party is the author of your woes, In scriptural language, he is a liar and the truth is not in him. (Cheers.) There was a time when I could not utter a harsh word, but now when I think of the villian- ous Republican party, I am led to ex claim, "where is the cussin man?' The Republican tariff taxation is a mammoth imposition. The duty is greater on the necessities of life than on the luxuries. The duty on -wool is 125 per cent., while that on charapaigne is less than 60 per cent. The wool will keep you .warm in winter and clothe you the year round. Tho champaigne won't oven make you well if you are sick, but it will make you feel like you don't care a continental whether you are sick or well. The Republican party-must fix the duty thus to keep themselves Id powei. They can't live without campaign money, and they can't get campaign money without fostering the interests of the money men. Honest John Wanamaker carried $400,000 to New York at one time for tho campaign, to my certain know ledge. He was also running a Sunday school in Philadelphia, buying votes in Indiana and selling religious tracts in Illinois at one time, lie is the most versatile and diversified hyitocrite in the uni verse. Applause. The assertion that higher duty makes higher wages is an infamous .falsehood. Home stead id an invincible argument to stump tho assertion as a fraud upon the people." Here the speaker gavo some inter esting statistics on the cost of produc tions, and the increase that was made in duty upon the necessities of life, He spoke briefly of the repeal of the sugar tax, and said the Republicans were the oldest c -ons in the cane- brake. He believed in fighting all along the line. He was opposed to the single shot policy adopted by the present Congress in dealing with the tariff question, but submitted to the majority of the Democrats. They had done all men could do. He read a few extracts from Winstead's speech, and said that the only difference be tween him and Annanias, was that Annanias lied because he wanted to keep some of his property back, and Winstead lied because ho didn't know any better. The-only fault in' the speech was that there is no truth in it. The hepeaker then showed the fallacy of the four planks of the Peoples' party's platform : 1st. Purchase and control of railroads. 2nd. Telegraph lines. -3d. Land loan scheme, and 4th, the sub-treasury. He handled each one without gloves and said they were "centralization ruu mad." "Democracy , is as bold as all the lions that ever left tbtir lairs. It has nothing to conceal and nothing to fear. The leopard cannotinange his spots, and Democracy will not change its creed. Applause. We are go ing to win from Beersheba to Dan, from Cleveland to Dunbar. We are asked: "What has the Democratic party done for the people?" and the same ones answer "Nothing," A greater calumny was never heaped upon a people. The Democrats made the United States three times larger than it was when Jefferson took ch trge.- They prevented the search of American vessels upon the high seas. Under Cleveland's administra tion they recovered 100,000,000 acres of the public domain that was given away by the Republicans. , We have had the world, the flesh, and the devil to fight against, and it is as tonishing that we have done as much as we have. We must all get back together. Our father's fought to gether. Then let us get back again and bo brothers once more. Our party began with the revolution, and continues to go on. It was not born to die while man is free. There is that within tho "Democratic heart that will never die." Mr. McMillin made a broad, able speech, that brought cheer after cheer from the eager crowd. He did much good by his earnest presentation of the Democratic faith. It was nearly 4 o'clock when he finished, and . HON, JAS. D. RICHARDSON Took the stand. He said it was late and he would not trespass on the pa tience -of the crowd, and would only say a few words. He directed his darts almost solely at pensions and the force bill. "We pay more money in pensions," said he, "than all the autocratic and monarchical govern ments of the world. Russia has a standing army of millions, and we have an army of 25,000, yet we pay eight times more money In pensions than Russia does. This is the state of affairs begotten by a Republican pen sion bureau. You want to leave the Democratic party ? Where will you go ? To the author of.your troubles, the Republican party ? It seems so. He who is not for us is against us. If the Democratic party has done noth ing else for thirty years, It ought to receive the plaudits of all free men for preventing the passage of that in famous, malignant, and turpitudl- nous measure known as the force bill. It is a measure that menaces the lib erty of the South. Its name is a stench in the nostrils of all good men. Armed men at the ballot box, and perhaps negroes themselves, Federal supervisors, and returning boards, all ol this reeks with the essence of cor ruption ana tyranny.- If this bill is once, passed there will never again be a free election in our coun try. Stand by the Democratic parly and prevent these direful calamities." Mr. Richardson is a fine speaker, and it was regretted that his time was limited. The meeting at Sailor's Rest was no doubt productive of great good. It was a great day for Democracy, and one long to be re membered. ThArn haa Iwpn ft pnntlmiprl ton. dency to bowel disease here this sea son, says u. w. Bhiveli, drujrgist, Wickliffe, Ky., "and an unusual demand for Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. 1 have sold four bottles of it this morn ing. Home remarkable cures have been, effected by it and in all caes it hns nrnvpd successful." For wilo hv Owen & Moore, Druggists. Rruco L. Rice has accepted the agency here for the United States Building & Loan Association, of Louisville, authorized capital $50,- 000,000. He can be found at the of fice or lieech Bavage, and those who wish stock will do well to see him. jul23dtf Do not punish your children with bitter, nauseous mixtures when yon can get "C. C. C. Certain Chill Cure" on a gurrantee. Any child will take it. Sold by Owen A Moore. TAKES THE PALM. What Visitors Think of Frank lin'B Hospitality. An Interesttnjr Letter of Events Coimeot- ed With the Reunion Held in Williamson .County. To the Tobacco Leaf-Chroulole.l ' " "See Naples and die," is an old and apt Neapolonlc boast, illustrating the unrivaled granduer and boauty-of its situation and surroundings. We ex claim, "See Franklin and William son county ; hold communion with their generous, open-hearted people, and il death should come you will he better prepared to meet the God who made that beautiful country and peo pled it' with such, noble , men and lovely woman I" We- went, we saw, we were con quered. How could it have been otherwise? The royal reception at the depot, the hearty handshake from old comrades dear, the soul- stirring music, tile bright smiles of lovely sympathetic women 1 made children of us all, as, witness the glistening tear the old boys tried ho hard to hide. Falling into line and keeping step to that grand old air that never Jails to quicken the heart heat of an old Confederate soldier, we marched through the streets of the little town to the court-house Flags, bunting, streamers on all sides. "Welcome, welcome!" met us every where; it beamed from the eyes of men, women and children ; the air was laden with it ; the zephyrs whis pered it in our ears as they stole soft ly by. Why is it that the bt.ys now and then doff their hats? It is the Involuntary tribute paid to that em blem which we followed so long and loved so dearly. Arrived at tho court-house a heart felt address of welcome from Major Ewing and Col. Cowan, and astir ing response from Col. John M. Tay- loy, and we gave way to the sous of Confederate veterans, who wished to perfect their State organization, God bless the boys I They are imbued with the same spirit that animated their fathers. Tennessee will never want for defenders so long as she claims such as these as citizens. We next turned our kteps toward the famous old baElo ground, where 1,700 as gallant men as ever trod upon the field of battle gave their lives to their country's cause. . Per haps no battle-ground in all our Southland is so little 'changed and can be so easily recoenized. The pike leading.in from' Columbia was the center of the bloody scene. Along the pike it is comparatively level, but on either side there is a consider able depression. On the left two or three houses have been built on ground that was once dotted with our dead, but this does not material ly change the general features of the landscape. A hedge on the left marks the line of;Federal works cap tured and held by Strahl's brigade. On the right, between the old gin house and the pike, Battle Ground Academy has been erected across the line of Federal works assaulted by Cleburne's and Walthall's divisions. The old gin house has been torn down, but its outlines are clearly dp- fined, and a monument marking th- spot is now in course of erection. Our thoughtful friends, assisted" Capt. Roberts, have marked the po sit ion of each division and brigade, and the spots where our commander- fell. Between Battle Ground Arml emy and the pike is the spot when old Pat Cleburne gave his last com mand.. Just beyond the pike and in side the Federal works is wln-re ttfi . gallant Strahl breathed his last. Still further to the left the heroic Carter gave up his young life. Then sweep ing with our gaze the line "of works, Invoking visions of the' past, we see the ground literally covered with the bodies of unknown but equally hero 1c men, who gave their lives to their country and their God. Step lightly, boys, it is holy ground. . as to our own mtlo squad, here near where Strahl fell, one of us lost an arm. Over there near the old gin house another leaped the Federal works and was made a prisoner and still another received an almost mot lal wound. Who can fanthora our emotions', who sound the depth of feeling Invoked when the thousand streams of memory wore turned loose by the sight before us? Turn ing sadly from the sacred ground we went to the homes assigned us, and after partaking of the good things prepared by our hospitable hosts, we again assembled at the court-house and after a pleasant and profitable business meeting were turned loose to prepare ourselves for the treat la store. When the shades of evening close again we are assembled at the court-house. The vision before us is different .from that of a few hoars ago. Bronzed faces and grizzled beard are not the rule, but the exception the bright eyes, soft cheeks end cherry lip of youth and beauty have supplanted them. An entertainment has been prepared for us by the young folks of Franklin and Nash ville. That it was unique and enjoyable throughout was well at tested by the rapt attention and at times the hearty applause, , "Tenting on the old campground" ' grows Bweeter and dearer to us as the years roll by. "Coming through the rye," that sweetest lay of old Scotla'a well beloved band was rendered by a voice as full, sweet and musical as that of a seraph. Thehush that fell -upon us, the drops of pearl that ran down Ui cbcekf of tb old mVXm. boys when a rich, mellow yoaaf voice recites Father Ryan's immortal verses, as we had naver heard them rendered, before was proof sufficient of our appreciation and of the Iota we bore the author of his subject. The concert over, we repair to the rooms below to regale ourselves with the tempting viands spread in inch j profusion before us by the good ladies ' -of Franklin. Then to bed and to sleep and as we sleep to dream of what we have seen and heard and of the memories that have been in voked, bright eyes and sweet young voices are strangely comingled with the roar of battle and clash of arms. ' Morning comes, our eyea open, the ' . glorious rays of the sun are pourlng In at the window. God has blessed us with another perfect day, Our ablutions made, our clothes donned, our fast broken and we are again on the public square. The scene -Is a lively one, buggies, eat riages, horses, and bicycles moving here and there and all decorated with flags and bunting. The procession la soon formed, headed by a band, fol lowed by an elaborately deeo-' rated float containing sixteen , young ladies, bearing the banners of the various Southern States, the In dian Territory and the District of Columbia, Next was a similarly de corated float containing thirty sweet little girls bearing the banners of the various Bivouacs of the State. Lit tle Pattle DeGraffenreid and petite Geneveive Casey, two as winsome wee things as ever delighted a pa rent's heart, bore aloft the banners of Forbes No. 2 and Alf. Robb No. 8, Sons of veterans, we paid our re spects in a body to little Palrte, and as knights of old, vowed eternal fealty. Frank Beaumont pledged the lives and fortunes of Alf. Robb No. 8 to sweet Geneveive. Next to this float came perhaps a dozen young ladies and gentlemen on horse-back. Next came the old Veterans tha Sons of Veterans, school children and the bicycle brigade in the order named. The procession headed to wards McGavock's grove, than which a lovelier spot mortal eye never be held, one hundred acres of gently' rolling grass land through which rip ples a pearly brook, and dotted her and there with massive oak and beech trees that were old when tha red man made this his banting. ground. Here was the dims of tha magnificent hospitality that hatf been so continuously showered upon us. Gathered here were ton thou sand of as noble, cultured, hospitable people as can be found on God's foot stool. We assembled around tha speakers' stand and listened to soma soul-stirring addresses. Young Wall captures the hearts of the old Veter ans and all are happy. The speak ing over, dinner Is announced. Can this vast host be fed? Yes, and seemingly ten thousand more, Judg ing from what is left. After dinner ' we mix and mingle with the throng, meet old friends and make new ones. . Some of us wander to the McGavoek cemetery, where lie the remains of our brave comrades who fell here 28 years ago. It is a lovely spot, a 111 resting place for heroes such as they. Pushing still further on we stand ua- on the great gallery of the McGavoek . mansion ana pay our reapects to tha grand old man through whom mu nificence the grounds were obtained, ' and the bones of our brothers In arms laid at rest. It is getting late, the hour approaches when we must bid good-bye to- the noble-hearted mea and women of Franklin and Wiliam- . son county. Good-bye. to the old comrades whom we so well love to greet, we may never meet again, but God bless them, one and all, la tha prayer that comes bubbling up from the fulness of our hearts. We love Clarksville and Montgomery county, they are our people, we are tnoirs wo have never called on them that they have not responded two-fold. We have the proud satisfaction of having inaugurated these reunions. Our twople came nobly, generously to our aid, their praise was on every tongue. Nashville, Shelbyvllle and Winchester roiiowea ana did their parts well, but be believe that they will, with one accord, join with as In laying the palm at the feet of that lit tie gem of a city that lies nestled In the boeom of grand old Williamson county. BUTLER LOYD, T. H. Smith, C. II. Bailey, T. J. M UN FORD,-" T. I). LUCKETT, ' R. L. Cobb, J. II. Neblett, Jas. Wells, I), A. Haskins, W. U. Frkv, Frank 8. Beaumont, rrea't Alf Robb Bivouac 8. a V.