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rine a correspondent at every post-nlllcv in lien
louOmnty to furnish as with county news.
Tin1 following me the Democratic, nominees,
Iceted by miinary cli'dion l!arch 8, iH'.ni, lor the
county olilccs of Jtenton Countv, and thev should
receive the support of all true bcmocraU at the
polls on the Till dayof August, lsiKt:
For County Judne:
B. C. SCUUGGS.
For County Clerk:
W. A. STEELE, Jit.
For Circuit Clerk:
A. IX. BEOOKS.
W. J. BAHNES.
E. G. FLOWERS.
J. T. BOTTLES.
FRIDAY, MAY 23, 1890.
Events in Congress.
Speaker Heed is doing his best
to have tho Senate follow the ex
ample of the House and adopt rail
road rules for the' transaction of
business. , '
"If the Senate would do the
proper thing," Bays Reed, "Con-
. gress nught get through its work
am Jid journ for the session about
July, 4, but if the Senate, on the
Contrary, adheres to its old rule of
unlimited talk, there is no telling
when the session may end." The
idea with Reed is to get a vote on
every question before Congress with
as little debate as will serv e the
purpose. In other words, he wants
to rush through partisan measures
without giving the Democrats time
to show up their partisan and sec
tional features. Reed's idea is to
have a national election law passed
by both houses within the next
In the House last Friday Mr.
Henderson, Republican represen
tative from Iowa, criticised the tax
of 140 per cent, on lamp chimneys
and other features of the McKiNLEY
bill. His speech was the sensation
of the day.
It is stated on the highest au
thority that Matt Quay has determ
ined that thero is no more virtue
in silence, and proposes to bring
action for libel against the AVorld.
The Pennsylvania "boss" has tried
dignified silence, contemptuous si
lence, and several other brands,
but has found them all powerless to
relieve the embarrassment of his
position. It is a case of despera
tion with Quay, and the country
will eagerly watch tho preceedings
of his case.
In the last Congress the south
ern Republicans voted with the
Democrats airainst increasing the
duty on cotton ties. On McKiN
ley's amendment Tuesday increas.
mg the duty trom do to lou per
cent., they voted almost without
exception against putting cotton
ties on the free-list.
The Republicans were whipped
into line and the McKinley bill
received a majority vote of the
House Wednesday, and went to
the Senate. It is daily becoming
more evident that if the American
people desire relief from the in
consistencies and incongruities of
this tariff tax they can not depend
on Republicans to do it
The Kentucky legislature has
elected Hon. John G. Carlisle a
Uuited States Senator, and in thus
honoring Mr. Carlisle it has hon
ored the State of Kentucky and
This American Medical Associa
tion held its annual wssion nt Nash
ville litis we k. Dr. W. T. Briogs,
of Nashville, wns elected president
for the ensuing year. Tho associ
ation will hold its next meeting nt
San Francisco, Cnl.
A committee of the Fanners'
Alliance called on Piv&'uli'ul Har
rison last Saturday, asking that
more money bo put in circulation
for the relief of producers. Mr.
Harrison gave them cheap sympa
thy, hut suggested to them to go
slow. Producers. need not expect
any relief measures from tho Har
The next annual meeting of the
State Teachers' Association will
be held in Memphis July 1, 2, and
3. State Superintendent Frank
M. Smith requests that there be
no appointments of any character
to conflict with this, and for teach
ers to make their arrangements
early to do their duty in this re
gard. Complete arrangements will
be made for the accommodation of
the teachers who may attend.
Nothing is so soul-destroying as
envy. By it the angels fell; and
by it more men have fallen than
by either sword or pestilence. We
have known some people, born of
lofty mind and capable of noble
deeds in life, who, to all appear
ances, wasted their nobler energies
and blighted their chances of hon
ors and siiccess throuuii nursing
that hideous offspring of a mis.
guided heart envy.
The conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church South, in session
at St. Louis, Mo., elected two bish
ops, Drs. A. G. Haygood and 0. P.
Fitzgerald, last Monday. Doctor
Haygood was elected to that office
in 1882, but declined, being at that
time president of the Emory Col
lege, Oxford, Ga. Doctor Fitz
gerald has for the past twelve
years been editor of the Christian
Advocate, the organ of his church,
published at Nashville.
As Republican politics begin to
get warmer there are many differ
ent slates being made up by inter
ested parties, only to be broken by
others with whose interests they
conflict. Republican politicians in
Benton County are not one whit
behind any of the same kind in
other counties in Tennessee, but
there is one thing to be said in
their favor so far as is yet known
they do not expect to" get the earth
with a fence around it for delivery.
We learn from a correspondent
that engine No. 127, which was pull
iug train No. 118, local freight, on
the Louisville and Nashville Rail
road exploded May 1(5, about 1 mile
north of Danville, killing engineer
UONNER anu hreman bTULL in
stantly, and injured Jack Wheat
ley, a brakeman so seriously that
he died in about two hours after
tho accident. Engineer Conner
was picked up about 50 yards from
where the engine exploded. Brake
man James Lee was also slightly
injured. The engine was a total
Mr. George B. Faxon has re
turned from Washington to his
home at Faxon, this county. Had
it not been for Mr. Faxon's pecul
iar fitness for the position which
he held in tho Treasury Depart
ment, doubtless he would have been
removed some time ago with other
good Democrats. AVhen he severed
his connection with the Bureau of
the Comptroller of the Currency in
which he was employed, the Comp
troller, Mr. Lacey, gave him a letter
which was highly commendatory as
to his qualifications and the manner
in which he discharged his duties
while connected with his adminis
tration. We regret very much that
Mr. Faxon's health was so bad as
to force him to resign his place,
but wish that he may soon be en
joying the best of health.
The graves of the confederate
load at Clarkville were decorated
Thi' Williamson County Cream
ery has been iucoporated and or
ganized at Franklin.
The Obion County convention to
dect delegates to the gubernatorial
convention will meet in Troy on
A disastrous fire visited Clifton
Sunday morning, the east side of
Main street being entirely wiped
out. Loss, 20,000.
The county Democratic conven
tion of Madison County will be
held to-morrow, and promises to bo
Alfred Richardson, a crazy ne
gro living near Lyunville, became
unmanageable . and was taken to
Pulaski a fiw days since.
The Haywood County Demo
crats will meet in Brownsville on
Juno 7, to appoint delegates to the
The fifteenth annual session of
tho East Tennessee Farmers' Con
vention assembled at Chattanooga
Tuesday. O ver three hundred del
egates were present.
Circuit court is in session at Paris
this week, Judge William II. Swig
gart presiding. The criminal docket
is very large, there being several
murder cases to be tried.
The general assembly of tho
Cumberland Presbyterian Church
has been in session at Union City
this week. Owensboro, Ky., was
selected for the next place of meet
The Dresden bar has adopted
resolutions urgi ng Governor Taylor
to appoint Judge W. H. Swiggart
to the vacancy on the supreme
bench, occasioned by the death of
The barn of H. K. Stevenson, of
Weakley County, was burned last
Monday night. Six horses, a large
lot of provender, and farming uten
sils were destroyed. Loss 2,000;
Mrs. Reed, living 4 miles west of
Joncsboro, attempted to commit
suicide last Saturday by cutting
her throat with a razor. An ugly
wound was made but it is thought
she will recover.
Tho judgement of the lower courl
was properly pronounced and at
nrmed by the supreme court at
Jackson in tho Parker Harris mur
der case from Shelby County, am
Harris must hang June 24.
An extensive breeding establish
ment is now organizing at Martin
with a capital of 100,000. It is
backed by some of the best men in
that section and will be conductei
on strictly business principles.
A young man named Tipton at
tempted to cross a creek near Jones
boro on tho railroad bridge on las
Thursday when a freight train over
took and knocked him down, crush
ing his head into a shapeless mass,
A collision occurred on the New
port News, and Mississippi Valley
Railroad at Obion, Monday morn
ing by tho second section of No. 10
running into the first section o
the same train. Several cars were
wrecked but no lives were lost.
James Murphy, workman on a
bridge pier in the Tennessee Hirer
near Chattanooga, was dimmed
-wr i 1 T T" 1
on eunesday. lie was uemg
hoisted on a mortar-board when the
engine refused to work and he was
thrown into the river and never
Hon. Jere Baxter has sold his
magnificent farm, Maplewood 3
miles from the city limits of Nash
ville to a Boston syndicate for
$300,000. It containes 1,400 acres
and was purchased a few years ago
for 00,000 and about that sum has
been expended in improvements.
The place will be divided into lots
and sold for suburban residences.
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ilhe mice of tho W'kkkia (iI.ohk-Dkmochat. one voar. mid the eiiunivlnir "Tho Scotch
Raid," is only
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LIBISAL C0KXI3CI0N AKS ILZZl
In the trial of a contested elec
tion case for alderman of Hartford,
Conn., Governor Bulkley admit
ted as a witness that he issued tick
ets calculated to deceive voters.
The tickets did deceive voters, and
hence the contest Bulkley is
governor of Connecticut, and a
To-morrow is Confederate mem
orial day, and the graves of the no
ble brave will be strewn with beau
tiful flowers by tender hauds of a
loving and grateful people. These
dead heroes of the South should
live forever in the memory of the
southern people, and their graves
decorated with flowers each year,
Chickens of this vicinity are dying of
Send The Chronicle to Miss Mollie
I. Davis, Paris, Tenn.
Strawberry pie and new Irish pota
toes are luxuries with us this week.
The peach crop is very good ; apples
and pears not so good ; blackberrys and
D. H. Van Huss returned Saturday
evening from a surveying tour through
the lower end of the county.
Mrs. Irene Davis, accompanied by
her brotaer, James Doaton, left for
Gainesburgh, Ark., last Saturday, where
they will join her husband William
The oat crop is suffering fioni the
ravages of a small insect, of an unknown
species to the writer. The damage be
ing done by it threatens to be of serious
injury to the crop.
Miss Mollie I. Davis, after a few days
pleasant stay among us, returned to her
home in Paris last Sunday. Look-out,
Mollie, for that young man at Big
Sandy who stood 'round the corner.
The weather is somewhat queer. It
is thought by some to be caused by the
near approach of the earth to the Run.
Others think it is caused by the gov
erning planet. I think the weather
clerk is " boozing " too much, hence sc
much unsettled weather is from local
The foot-washing at Springville,
Henry County, was attended by th
young man of this place who wears s
dude hat, but rumor has it that he waf
lost and upon being found it was dicov
ered that he had been robbed of hif
heart by one of Henry's fair daughters
He is now lamenting his loss, and con
templates demanding a fair exchange
May 19, 1890.
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PSSIIIUII LIST 703 AQEHTS CSL7. W
For a TEAR'S SUBSCRIPTION
INCLUDES THE OI8TRIBUTION8.
ON Saturday, the 7th day of June, 1890,
at the east 3oor of the court house,
in the town of Camden, I will offer for
sale, to the highest bidder, two town
lots situated and described as lots Nos.
19 and 52 in the plan of said town, and
belonging to the estate of W. C. Hartley
deceased. They will be sold for distri
bution of proceeds and will be more fully
described on day of sale.
Terms : On a credit of six and twelve
months, except a sufficient amount of
cash to pay the State and county tax.
court cost, and attorney fees. The pur
chaser will be required to give a note
with approved security and a lien will
bo'retained for the purchase money.
This May 13, 1890.
A. C. McRae,
4:4t. Clerk and Commissioner.