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THE CAMDEN PUBLISHED BY TRAVIS BROTHERS. 0NE D0H..illAjELjl VOL, I, CAMDEN, TENNESSEE, FJUDAY, MAY 80, 1890. NO. 6. . .-, . . ,. : ... JL- - i 1 ; ( ' 'I A Desperate Game. Au Indianapolis dispatch of re cent date to tho Nashville Herald says that Senator D. W. Voorhees has been in Fountain Comity spend- lllii HUIUU UilYB YV1UI lllO 1UU111V1, VVJ1VJ has been very ill. Although hi her eighty-ninth year, sho was conva lescing when her distinguished son left her. She is in full possession of her faculties, and takes a keen interest in everything that is trans piring. Senator Voorhees comes of the long-lived stock, his father hav ing died at the ripo ftge of eighty two. Except for a severe cold, the Senator is in robust health. In fact he looks more vigorous than for sev eral years past. In conversation with a Sentinel representative he talked freely regarding the polit- j ical situation. " For more than thirty years," he said, " I have been a close student of the policies and measures of the Republican party, and I can say, in all seriousness, that at no time in its history not excepting the re construction period, when it estab lishednegro suffrage, and attempted by a series of desperate, lawless, and unconstitutional acts, to entrench itself permanently in power have its designs been more dan gerous to the country than now. If it shall succeed in carrying out the program which has been out lined by such men as Chandler, Reed, and Quay, the republic will cease to exist, exceptin name. The federal election bill and the so called gerrymandering bill are rev olutionary measures, intended to deprive millions of American citi zens of the rights guaranteed them by the Constitution, and to enable the Republican party to retain its hold on power in defiance of the wishes of a majority of the people. We Democrats in both houses of Congress will resist the enactment of these infamous measures by every means in our powTer. But the hands of the Democrats in the House are practically tied by the Russian code of rules winch is in force in that body, and now an at tempt is making to establish a sim ilar code in tho Senate. This will be resisted by the minority to the bitter end, and I think " paw-paws ' will be ripe before it is done. "If it were not for my faith in the patriotism of the American peo ple, and in an overruling provi dence, I should be inclined to take a very despondent view of tho future of our country. But I recall that after the Republican party had 'betrayed self-government at the South, and placed a dozen States un der the heel of the military power, and when everything seemed to be so arranged as to insure that party's ascendency for an indefinite period, there was a popular revolution, and it was overthrown. I believe this a.;il Vmrmpn asrain. I believe it 11 n o will happen in 1892. The Repub ' lican leaders are playing a desper ate and dansrerous game, but I be lieve they will lose it. We shall elect a Democratic House and a Demo cratic President two years hence "Bv the aid of their stolen Sena- - atorshios. their rotten borough States, and their gerrymanders, they may save the Senate and thus hp. able to prevent for a time such legislation in the interest of the people, as the Democratic party is pledged to enact, arA will enact, if it ever getsthe power. But I ihink sicrns are not wantiag of such ft political revolution 'as will sweep even the Senate into Democratic hands in the near future. N: . ''Will the McKinlcy Dili pass ? Yes ; substantially Tin its present shape. And I am glad of it. It carries tho doctrine of protection to its logical extreme, and its en actment will open the eyes of tho American ieople, as a more mod erate measure could not do, to the iniquity of the whole accursed sys tem. It is a stripping off of all dis guise; a bold and shameless impo sition of taxes upon certain classes of people, for the benefit of certain other classes. Its passage will only hasten the downfall of protection " The Farmer's Alliance ? Well, it has been called into existence by tho wrongs inflicted upon the farm ers of the country by Republican legislation. Its avowed objects are laudable, and I heartily sympathize with them. For the most part, in all essential respects, they are ident ical with the objects which the Democratic party is striving to ac complish, and would be able to, if it had the support of the great body of the farmers. The farmers can best secure relief from the burdens which now oppress them by co-operating in the restoration of the Democratic party to power, in all branches of the Government There have been a good many sim ilar movements, and I fear their history will be repeated in tho his tory of the Alliance. Still, if m triguing politicians do not use it to promote the very interests winch it was formed to antagonize, it may do a great deal of good." The Senator thought it was too early to express an opinion as to the Presidential candidates of either party in 1892. If tho Democratic convention were to be held to-day Cleveland would bo the nominee; how it will be two years hence no one can tell. As to the Republi cans, he did not see how, on the one hand, they could alford to re nominate Harrison, nor, on the other, how they could avoid doing so. The party would find itself "between the devil and the deep sea" in 1892. The administration, he said, was not at all popular in Republican circles in Washington He illustrated the estimation in which it is held among its own par tisans by a story of Bob Ingersoll Sometime ago the distinguished pagan was accosted by a friend, who had not seen him since the Chicago convention of 1888, with he inquiry: " Well, Colonel, what do you think of the outcome of the great fight at Chicago?" "It reminds me," replied Bob "of the brido and groom who had a quarrel over their first meal after marriage. Both were fastidious and hard to please. The best to be had was none too good for either. The bride wanted canvas-back duck and Burgundy. The groom pre ferred terrapin and champagne. They quarrelled for a long time, and finally compromised on cab bage." The Road Convention. Senator Cockrell, at the re quest of the Wage-workers Polit ical Alliance of Washington, has introduced a bill authorizing the Secretary of tho Treasury to call all of the outstanding bonds for immediate redemption, and as fast as they are presented for payment he shall use the surplus money in the Treasury for that purpose un til all are paid, when they shall be destroyed. The money necessary to enable the Secretary to carry out the provisions of the bill shall be appropriated, and in case there is no money in the Treasury, the Secretary shall cause a sufficiency of the "declaratory, full legal tender, silk-threaded paper money " to be prepared for this purpose. Nusliville Aiiii'ilcan. A great deal of interest has been manifested in the road convention to be called this year, and a num ber of counties have selected dele gates, but os yet they are all at sea as to the time and place of meeting. Hon. W. L. Grigsby, delegate from Dickson County, suggests in the Dickson County Press the fol lowing plan: "That each delegate in the State correspond with him at Charlotte, Tcnn., expressing a preference, or voting for some definite place and time for holding the convention; the place and day receiving the greatest number of votes to govern the coming together of the con gress. The result of the voting to be made known through the State press as soon as ascertained. "Mr. Grigsby, in pursuance of this plan, nominates the hall of the House of Representatives at Nash ville as the place, and the second Tuesday in August next as the time for holding said road congress. " Delegates favoring this proposi tion can signify their assent by writing to Mr. Grigsby. Or they can select any other time and place that may be preferable, only notify W. L. Grigsby at Charlotte, Tenn." On another page of the same is sue of the American we find the following comment on the above question: " Some discussion having arisen in several counties upon the proper date for calling tho road congress to meet, it may be proper to repro duce the action of the county court of Davidson, in which it will be seen that the date is already fixed "At the January term of the county court Justice J. Bailey Brown offered the following reso lution, which was adopted: "Whereas, The tone of the pub lie press is indicative of great in terest being felt in road improve ments in our State and counties ; and, Whereas, No one thing is more conducive to the comfort, happi ness, and general prosperity of the people than having good highways; therefore, be it " Resolved, by the county court of Davidson County, That each of j the county courts of this State, at the April term, 1890, are hereby requested to choose and accredit three capable citizens to represent their respective courts in a road congress, and that said congress organize a permanent body to meet annually or as may be deemed advisable. "Resolved, That said congress is invited to assemble in Nashville on the last Tuesday in August, 1890, to consider such matters as may come before it looking to the im provements of our roads and road system. "Resolved, That the press of th State having rendered invaluable service in this direction, are ro quested to continue to urge the importance of this matter upon the people and the county courts of the State, and that they take action thereon." From Morris Chapel. M, V. Utley is still confined to his room with, boils. The farmers in this section are planting the peaii at crop. Tramps liave been very numer ous and annoying recently. The oat crop is dying and will be almost an entire failure. Mrs. John Bivens was tapped for the dropsy List week and is doing Well, Mrs. William Reeves has been visiting her mother at Box, who is very ill, Miss Many Stephens had her collar-bone broken recently while scuffling with some girls. Uja, 26, 1890. From Holladay. Business is very good at present We have a fine school at this place, Health is good in this community Two new buildings are going up in our little towyn. The information office is now on Pond street instead of Camden street. Everybody in this end of the county are for tho straight county ticket. The boys have organized a base ball club, and will begin practice in the near future. The farmers are late with their crops, but have gone to work in earnest to make up for lost time. The tax assessor has been with us. I understand he is making a good gain in his list for taxation BOW. May 20, 1890. From Eva. We have had another good rain and now we have bright, pleasant sunshine, and Avhy should not all our people be hnppy? Our farmers are very late with their crops, but they are sowing a great deal of millet this spring, and we hope there may yet be an abun dant crop made. Several of our people are on the sick list, but we hope that before this meets the eye of the readers of The ChUonIcle they may be re stored to their wanton health. Rev. R. W. Ayres is mixing with lis friends here this week. Tho captain has ever been a good one to shake hands among Ins friends, but it seems from some cause he can shake with unusual vim. Oh he is n candidate; excuse me. Messrs. G. W. Walker, Lee Hol and, and W. E. Miller made a trip to Holladay last week to bring some saw-mill machinery f pur chased bv T. J. Lowry of this place of Woods & Lashlee) and on their return they gave a glowing account of Holladay. They say that all Holladay likes of being as large r. place as Eva is a railroad. UYP. May 27, 1890. From Maf'ock's Chapel.' A TERRIFIC rain and thunder storm passed over portions of Ohio and Pennsylvania last Friday, de stroying life and property. It was especially violent in the Allegaheny and Monongahela valleys, and thou sands of dollars worth of proj)erty was destroyed. Ex-Senator Jokes, of Florida, has been placed in an asylum. He was at one time said to have been one of the best constitutional law yers in his State. The prospect for a good corn crop on the Tennessee River was never better. It is feared that so much rain will be needed latter on. So much rain don't suit peanuts. We had some nice weather last week, and peanut planting was in full blast. One more pretty Week and the planting will end with a flourish. Owing to so much ruin during tho spring the farmers are behind with planting their crops, more so than ever before known to ye oldest inhabitant It seems that some of the boys go better armed than an ordinary gun-boat (and I suppose they feel arger) from the way they shoot occasionally. Tho third Sunday in June is sac ramental day with the Baptists of this place, followed m the evening y foot-washing. A Viriro Jittwiv-J- aneo is 'anticipated. The face of the plow-boy wight ens witli gladness as the dark'clouds roll away, and you can neat him whistling os merrily as the little irds that flit among the trees and o'er the meadows green, winding up in the gloaming with a few negro whoops. Wild Irishman. May 20, 189a From Dallas, Texas. L'ile all other ee-nt dvwitiN urers, I must Wite to mycoun'ty paper. There were about fifty-six good Baptist ministers in my coach when I left Fulton, Ky., on the 5th hist We were enroute to Fort Worth to attend the Southern Baptist As sociation, and to see the beautiful Spring Palace in that city. The ministers had the brains and I had the money, and with this combination we had n most de lightful trip. The Red River bridge having been washed away, we had to come via Fort Smith, Ark., instead of Texarkana. This afforded us the pleasure of seeing the fertile plains and the beautiful mountain scen ery of the Indian Territory. The Spring Palace at Fort Worth is decorated on the interior and 'ex terior with corn, wheat, oats, mil let, grass, moss, 'etc., all woven in beautiful designs, pictures, illus trations, characters, and mottoes. Each county has its products separate, and every man in charge of each county exhibit tries to im press upon the minds tof strangers the peculiar advantages f his own county. Some of the rooms are simply elegant. The golden room has a beautfully designed carpet made of yellow and red grains of corn pasted to the floor. The furniture is cov ered with cotton, upon which mil let seeds are placed, giving it the appearance of rich hand embroid ery. The curtains are made of wheat straws, cut about 3 inches long, between which are a few grains of popped-corn. Another room is composed of, or rather decorated with, all kinds of seed. The pictures and flowers on the walls and the carpet onthefloof show the skilled handwork of an artist. The success of ihe palace is due in a great measure td tha noble ladies of Fort Worth. There was a sweet potato on ex hibition at the palace last season that weighed 41 pounds. Texas is an empire within her self. Everything here is push an energy. Dallas is rapidly improv ing. Money does not grow on trees out here, but I found a $10 bill the day after my arrival in Dallas. A farmer without money to last him a season or two Would do better to stay in Tennessee. Everything is from 25 to 50 per cent, higher than in Tennessee. The same kind of men's straw hats that I Bold at 40 cents in Camden, are marked in tho show-windows here at 75 cents. Cucumbers are 25 cents each; strawberries are 80 cents per gallon. With best wishes to all, and suc cess to The Chronicle, I am, lours in the West, James J. Wyly. May 21, 1890.