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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-
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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
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
" 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
"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
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
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.
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
Everybody in this end of the
county are for tho straight county
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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