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A DEMOCRATIC HEWSPArEll.
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TV A VIZ 1UWT1IEKS,
U11H( 1UIT10N liATKS.
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i months; twenty-live cents for three months.
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found necessary to remit them outMvnt nUuiiiis
are inelerml. 1
Ajcenls wauled to solicit subscriptions. Write
for terms, etc,
We Hlisi.ll spare no endeavor to furnish valuable
reading matter to our patrons; and hope to se
cure a correspondent at everv post olllee In Hen
ton fount) to furnish us with county new
nr prices for aniioiiuciiiii candidates are: For
Mi.nn-.ifi, imeeu uonni'S, in advance; 1M' Mate
unices, ten dollars; for county olliei s, live dollars.
i uc loiiowiits are me imocrmie nominees, se
fectcil by piiiiiai-y elecUon March 8, WM, for the
tOUllty oil ces of lleiUon CoiMitv. :uwl tliev slmiilil
receive the siioipm-t of all true beuiocrals at the
vous on me (in tiityot August, ISiKi;
Tor County Judj;e.:
13. C. SCRUGGS.
Kor County Clerk:
W. A. STEELE, Jr..
For t'lwnb Ctarti :
A. R. BROOKS,
. W. J. BARNES.
E. G. FLOWERS.
J. T. BOWLES.
County Democratic Convention.
A county Democratic mass-meet
ing is called to meet at the court
house, in Camden, at 12 o'clock m.,
the first Monday in May next, to
awlW't.kga. to. the Gubernato
rial Convention; to be h,oMen in
Nashville July 15th, to select a
County Lxofutive Committee, and
transact such other business that
may come before it.
J. M. Lashlee,
FRIDAY, MAY 2, 1890.
To Subscribers of the "Benton
WE HAVE WiEN NKCOTUTt.Vfl WITH
Hit. A. C. Mt'KAE TO HAVE US EIM. OUT
THE "EXTEUritlSir'SUIWCim'TION LINT,
and wrote the ithmsiielt ok that
pai'ek, at Mckenzie, akkixcs him to
SEXD US THE LIST, LAST MONDAY, AI'UH.
38; BUT HE HAS FAILED TO HE PLY AS
XET. AND AS HE HAS HKltETOFORE KE-
KUSEDTO AJJJtWUS TO HAVE THE LIST
V,K SlPITiSE HIS INTENTION IS TO NOT
tfLKOW US TO HAVE IT UNDKB ANY CIR
CUMSTANCES. THIS BEING THE CASE,
WE ARE NOW AUTHORIZED BY MR.
McKAE TO KKQUEST ALL PAUTIES WHO
ARE NOT SATISFIED WITH THE Mi'KEN
ZIK PAPER TO CALL ON HIM AT CAMDEN,
OR ADDRESS HIM BY MAIL, AND HE WILL
MAKE ARRANGEMENTS WITH US TO FILL
OUT T1IEIB UXEXITRED TIME.
Democrats, Organize !
"We desire to impress upon the
mind of every true Democrat in
the county the importance of good,
solid and secure organization. It
is true we are largely in the major
ity, but as the Republican party is
always well organized and on the
look-out for advantages, we must
continue our vigilance, and to do so
effectively thorough organization
isnecessary. The Republican lead
ers in the county receive instruc
tions from head-quarters and issue
orders to their underlings, who walk
up without question or murmur,
and do their leaders bidding. Such
an enemy is always dangerous. We
want every Democrat to read and
become well informed and be
leader within himself. Organize a
club in every neighborhood; meet
onco a week, and have a love-feast
once a month; and all pull together
for the good of the party and coun
try. Remember, elcrmd vigilance
is the price of liberty.
Oup Candidate for Governor.
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xne xum. ovns at. iailok is a
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i pmiy nu his eounuy la hcv-
orm posis or nonor ana trust, una n
has made a record that no patriot
should be ashamed of. As n soldier
in the late war, ho was brave and
true, and he bears the scars of bul
lets received at the hands of the
enemy ; as an attorney-general he
was faithful to his duties ; as Con
gressman he served his constituents
and his country nobly. He is a
gentleman of ability nnd culture.
No man in Tennessee would make
a ueuer or more lanuiui governor.
As this county is unanimously in
his favor for governor, the conven-
tion next Monday ought to, and
doubtless will, instruct its dele-
gates to the State convention to
give him the solid vote of Benton
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Benton County can do tor mm in
cn.iirmnr hu v njlmn nnl itc
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united support in electing him.
Will be Held Accountable.
The leaders of the Republican
party in Congress are treading on
dangerous ground when they pro
pose taking from' the States their
right to control the election of
Congressmen. From the founda
tion of the Government the States
have enjoyed tho right to control
their elections, and it is setting a
bad precedent to take that right
away from them. It is another step
toward centralization, and shouldkood gubernatorial matenal, but
be resisted to the last extremity.
The Republicans have a double pur-
pose in view in passing a law giv
ing the Federal Government the
right to control the election of fed
eral officers in the States. It is but
another deep insult to tho South
and tne southern people. And the
Republican party hopes to perpet
uate its itself in the control of
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the negro the controlling element
in the South. It believes that the
negro will forever remain the dupe
of the Republican party and thereby
keep it in power. That may be
true, but when trouble grows out of
the enforcement of such a law, the
Republican party will be responsi
blc for it, and the country will hold
it strictly to account.
The Tariff and the Farmer.
The farmer and common laborer
usually are so busv thev have but
Utile time to devote in tho k1h.1v nf
politics, nor do they seem to take
much interest in government affairs,
excentinabrief wav during a heated
vi;;i rn v j.
u tn c o ww l l r ii
themselves, and believe everybody
else to be so. Uut long continued
oppression is arousing them to a
sense of danger of no common kind.
They are beginning to see that the
real aim and intentions of the Re-
publican party is to make them the
serfs of the money kings, and tie
their hands up in a way that they
can never hope to become free men
again. They are beginning to see
that a tariff is a tax. They see
that a high tariff gives the manu-
facturer high prices for his wares, by the legislature making the pay
and makes tho laborer pay high ment of poll tax a necessary require.-
prices for the necessaries of life,
mi ill i
iney see mat niomea men have
every protection in their money-
making, while the poor farmer and
laborer has no protection at all.
And the time is at hand when they
can not be led astray by Republi-
can blarney. Being in a large ma-
jority of the voting population,
they have the power to have things
their own way, if they do not wait
until the chains of serfdom are riv
eted on them. They are becoming
alarmed and are being aroused
to action. And when thoroughly
awakened to their real and impend
ing dangers, and become thorough
ly organized and determined to do
for themselves, some thing will
drop a power and vengance that
ii i lit
Tll(, 1)n,in,r(lti(, 11Mriv : t.pmv
true U) thc farmer nnd the
hnboring caf;so8 mid 0 argument
thj t.nu asiJo tmt
f.,. ii f i 4i, t i,t;
wi in uiw itut mill iiiu inrimuii.-
can party is only and really the
friend of manufacturers, monopo
lies, trusts, and the money kings.
It is only through the Democratic
i.artv that the farmers and labor-
ing classes can hope to regain and
secure their rights, and they are
beginning to realize it, and act upon
that idea, as the result of late elec-
tions in several of the States go to
show Mnythe good work continue.
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County Democratic Convention.
The County Democratic Conven
tion will assemble at the court-house
js Rn jr
and every democrat in tlie county
fil,mild oHmhI T)clentei to the
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state uemocraiic tjonveimon, to oe
held at Nashville, July 15, to nom
inate a candidate for governor, are
to be selected. None but good,
true Democrats should be selected,
They should be men who are will
ing to make personal sacrifices for
the good of their party and their
country. They should be repre
sentatives of every class, business1,
rthI nvnntW Tim fmvRmor of
a State is a high and responsible
office, and should be of first-class
intfilliwrirfi nnd RtntPsmnnslnn.
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The Democratic party is rich in
condition of the country demands,
Therefore, the delegates appointed
to choose the standard-bearer of I
tne democracy ior governor snouiu
be intelligent and of unquestioned
tealty to tne party.
Ana tne selection 01 a county
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txtrtant matter, pucn committees
snouklnot only be composea 01 in-
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telligent and true Democrats, but
should be men who will work con
stantly and faithfully for their
party's success. They should be
men in whom the people have the
utmost confidence, and who are
willing to make personal sacrifices
. i nf rto,-r n.rtv'
for the good of their party.
hope and insi t t at ev y
Democra m the county who is bl
to come to town, will bo present
and participate in the business of
the convention next Monday.
We are Broad-Gauged !
The Chronicle, a new paper, is ex
pected to make its appearance this week
published by Travis Brothers. We suP'
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pose u win uemocrauc anu run in uie
interest of Ous. Lnloe th man who beat
Jolin M. Tflylor out o( a third term t0
Congress, and who now wants a third
For the benefit of the correspond
ent who wrote the above as a " Cam
den Dot "to the AVeekly Enterprise,
published at McKenzie, we will
say. The Chbokicle is going to be
run ou broad-gauged principles,
and not in the interest of one man.
The Poll Tax Law.
The following is tho act passed
ment to cost a vote:
Suction 1. Be it enacted by the General
Assembly of Tennessee, that every person
iu tms State wbo is otherwise a qualified
V0T "n,ler the u,n8tltutl.on anU law8'
ZTSJTZ u .Zr
oin ou a nnniiiMtn if. liinT 1A iho m I
111 1 . 1 . . H
election satisfactory evidence that he has
paid the poll tax, if any assessed against
hnu. tor the year preceding tne election,
wi.lhuUt whldl hu voU Bha11 not 1,6 ro"
Provided, If any voter has been wrong
fully assessed for such poll tax this act
shall not apply to him.
Sec 2. He it farther enacted that this
law take eflect from and after its passage,
the welfare of the State requiring it.
"Speak-easy" is the new slang
name for a saloon that sells intoxi-
eating drinks against the law and
win rorever wipe out tne
TiiETennessce Press Association
meets at Bristol July 2'X
The Democratic convention of
Chester County instructed its dele
delegates to the State convention
for Hon. John M. Taylor.
JosErn Pulitzer, John A.
Cockrell, Julius Chamr-eks, nnd
.JAMES UltAHAM, Ot the ISew
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York World, have been indicted for
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llummu uwl 01 -Jgo
HlLT0N of New York'
We venture the remark that Sen-
ator Quay will retire from the
chairmanship of the Republican
National Committee, although the
Republicans assert he has no in-
tention of doing so. Ho will hardly
survive the exposures made of his
It is amusing to hear Renubli-
cans curse the civil service law. Tt,
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tl abuse it? TUe Republican
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now they are swearing about that,
too. Can not the party be satisfied
with its own work?
Monday one hundred and ninety.
five witnesses were examined before
the Congressional committee at
Little Rock, Ark., in the Clayton-
Breckinridge case. All but three
were colored voters, and all said
Mil . nr mi
"""J vulLU 1UX layiun. " e win
Pve our ?enders the result of. the
destination n me committee
IumteH us l'
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derer in New York, who was to
have suffered the extreme penalty
1,110 lttn wlw wi-swu ac-
cution under a habeas corpus. As
Kemmler was to have been exe-
cuted by electricity, the new mode I
01 executing criminals ua i ew l ort
by act of the legislature, and being
tne lirst one condemned to die by
electricity, naa excited a general
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tire country. 1 lie time 01 nis exe-
now indefinitely post-
Col. Josiah Pattekson, one of
the aspirants for gubernatorial
honors, has spent two weeks mak-
inn speeches in East Tennessee.
The Colonel is convincing the far-
mprq niK, m. Thnt iTlpv
Alliance men that they
have no better friend than the Dem-
ocratic party, and that tliey must
look to that party for relief and
protection; that it is impossible to
tn ir l)est interests exceut
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through the Democratic party. He
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has made the matter so plain that
tne rarmers ana Alliance men are
being convinced he is right in that
The House has passed a service
pension bill that will add 850,000,
000 more to the pension rolls and
that much out of the pockets of the
people in the way of taxes. It will
bo remembered that several mill
ions of dollars was recently asked
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cal year. At the present rate of
lnprrnsiwr mid widpninrr nensiona
it will be but a few years until the
Government will bo unable to meet
the demands in the way of pensions.
It is a serious question with us how
long the tax-payers of the country
will stand this flood-tide of pensions
Several big strikes are on hand
n SOme of the northern States.
The demand is for eight hours as a
y ork. Thirty thousand strik
ers were inline yesterday m Chi.
cago, and at New York twenty thou
sand, llieso demonstrations are
of frequent occurrence in the North
but seldom take place in the South.
Something must be rotten in the
northern management of labor,
else laborers would not so fre
quently be compelled to resort to
strikes to compel justice to be done
them. Labor in the South is on a
better basis of justice than in the
North, and heiice there are but few
strikes south of the Ohio River.
Sheriff Jones of Marshall County .
has a pig with five feet.
The new city hospital at Nash
ville was opened to the public last
South Pittsburg is preparing for
unusunl activity in real estate dur
ing next mouth.
Brownsville has four negro pris
oners charged with murder, con- '
fined within her jail.
Buffalo gnats are giving the peo- '
pie near the bottoms in Obion
County considerable trouble,
Dyersburg has a new $10,000
church. It was dedicated last S tin-
day by Doctor Harris, of Memphis.
W. M. Moss has been confirmed
Rs postmaster at Jackson, and was
t0 liayo taken charge of tho oflice
The Nashville Tribune, a new
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in the interest of their race, has;
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Stone for the United States Ar
senal at Columbia is being rapidly
slliPP from Lynnville by con-
The farmers of Obion County are
further behind with their crops
man ior many seasons. iNot over
-iuanu Ui uuF i pmuivu.
Spotted fever has again broken
out in the plensant Hill neighbor-
hood in Sumner County. It baffles
the skill of physicians, and is very
The spring races are in progress
vesi oiue rarK, isasuviue, tins
week. Some fine horses have ap-
peared on this course at its present
The 64or0 0f y frStaff Brothers
& Ca of Lvnnville was relieved
of some (.iothinLr Mondav bv two
negroes who were soon captured
It has been disclosed by the Nash-
viiledailie8tliat "trusty" prison
confined in the penitentiary at ti
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place were being allowed to roaniV-.
the city's streets at will after night-
fall. , '
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suPP0bea to l)e .reTf
an infant was unearthed in Sulphur
a- 1 'xx xt.-i...h.
The remains were so decom. .
posed that identification was impos- '
I I V-.11 H Tr rtyt rT 1 li rt tvi .i a
VUllUCin, VJiLU UL UllV lilt il
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robbed the Jackson post-oflico m
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January of last year, and afterwards
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l.-lllnii Ina " tin " In Now (I. annn
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WHS trieu m ine ieaerai court at
-VIA-! O IT O TA I f yvl-i i
of the robbery.
Three companies of the Second
Regiment of National State Guards
have been found deficient and will
be mustered out of service. The
First and Third Regiments will
be inspected and the new regula-
lations of the National Guard is-
A reward of 250 has been of-
tml for tlie Prehension of J ohn
E. Thompson, a defaulter to Howe '
& Parker, of Nashville, in the sum
of $G,000. Thompson is a young
man and had fine prospects, but
fast living soon sent him into irre
Mrs Lizzie Ackerman shot and
killed her husband, Jake Acker
man, in the criminal court room in
Memphis last Wednesday morning.
Ackerman was a notorious rascal, r-' '-'f
and was on trial for beating his wife
when shot by her. He died in an
hour after being shot Mrs. Ack
erman is in jail. .
Watchman Amiss of the Mobile
and Ohio railroad shops, at Jack
son, had $150 stolen from him by
his room-mate, Walter Tacker, Sat
uraay mgnt. .ott rxer
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man, and sr together
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in some,ney, promising rsvas
incent tild next Christmas. Tho
of ,s shrouded in mystery.
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