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A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER. Dl'III.IHUKW WKT.KI.Y I1Y Tin yjs lUiOTlUlllS, CAMDEN, TEXN. HvnscmmoN katks.. flim ilolliir per year In lulvuiiri-: lift v itrutx for inotit lis; twi'iilv-llve rciitn for tlin months. Tim 'iti;oMci k will In: IsMiicil oit Friday of each week. Subscriptions, pavalilr til tiilvaiicc, may ! sent by post-olllcf order at our risk. I'ostaKc stamps an; not desirable, but when it Is found necessary to remit theui one-cent stamps me preferred. Anents wanted to solicit subscriptions. Write for terms, etc. Vi e shall spare no eiule:tvor to furnish valuable reading mutter to our patrons; and hope to se cure a correspondent: at every posl-ollice in lieu ton County lo fuinisU ns with' county news. -TVe assume no-responsibility for the "x inessioris contiiineil In etiittiiHikicat'roits nvpt?nr iiii? In the eolunui KttriiM paper. ' DEMOCRATIC TICKET.. The following are the Democratic nominees, so rccti'd by primary election March 8, lslHi, for the county unices of lienton County, and thev should receive the support of all true beniocrats at tin" polls on the Till day of August, 18!H): For County .Fnrif,'P: IL C. SCPiUGGS. For County Clerk: W. A. STEELE, Jit. For Circuit Clerk: A. R. 131100KS. for Trustee r W. J. BARNES. For Sheriff: 2L G- FLQWMI&. Fb Rtrtnrv FRIDAY, JULY 4, 1890. The election for county officials is near at hand, and although- the Democrats are largely in the ma jority in the county,, and' scarcely anything is being said in regard to the election, we deem it of the ut most importance that the Demoe racy of the county be upon the watch for some Republican trick ery and stand firmly to the nomi nees of the primary election, and bring the forces in solid phalanx to the polls on. election Tayr August 7th. next Although tfte Republican's seem to be asleep,, they are not so by a long shot.. Judging the present by the past,, we are satisfied: there are a number of Republicans in the county under the guise of being Democrats that they may occasion ally work in a Republican county vluClui, ;utu uouuivu xviuuMl usually come out as independent oaaididates against the regular nom inees' of ther Democratic party. Therefore we wsrat every true- Dem ocrat against independent candi dates. Even if an independent candidate should' not be a Repub lican in disguise, ho is not a true Democrat, because no true Demo crat will oppose the regular nomi nees of the party. We warn the Democracy of Benton County against all independents. Stand squarely for the nominees f your party, and on the day of election see that every Democrat goes to the polls and votes for the regular nominees of his party. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, and eternal vigilance is the price of Dem.cx'ratir success. Delegates to th Republican conventions in East Tennessee have a "cinch" on candidates. Each delegate commands $250 to $300 for his vote, and some are shrewd enough to sell to opposing candi dates, thereby doubling their purse, There are generally from two to six, and sometimes more candidates for each office. Suppose a county ticket is to be made up. The del egate that sells to one set of can didates'recives about $1,000. If ho is shrewd and sells to both sides ho gets about $2,000. '-Now, upon this system, none but those who have command of a great deal nf money can cet office. That places the rich man in possession of the offices, and keeps the poor man down,. it makes no difference how deserving he may be. But that is the policy of the Republi can party from President down to the least office. The Republican party is the rich man's party. It has no use for the poor man ex cept to get his vote. The Day we Celebrate. Til" Fourth of July each year ought to be com memorated : the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to !od Almighty. It ought t he solemnized ullli pomp anil parade; with shows, Kanu'vi, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and Illumi nations from one end of this continent to the oth er, from this time forward foreveiniore. John Aoamh. To-day is the 4th of July the anniversary ot the declaration ot Independence, made by our fore fathers one hundred and fourteen years ago. It is the nation's natal day, and is sacred to every patriotic American heart- It is the day upon which the birth of a new nation ality was heralded tothe world the first announcement to the world that " all men were free and equal." On that day, one hundred and four teen years ago, the American colo nists declared, their independence, and the struggles of the patriots were successful against overwhelm ing odds. The travail of freedom was on bloody battle fields, amid the roar of cannon and the clash of arms, but the goddess of liberty, like an angel of mercy, was watch ing o'er the destiny of the young nation, and the heroes of York town, Lexmgton,. Yalley Forge, and Bun- JLr Hill were crowned with vie to ?yr and: made the declaration a lasting and living reality. The nation has survived a civil conflict and the star of independence has continuously rose higher, increased in magnitude, and burned brighter, until the whole world has become illumina ted by its brightness, and to-day the United States is the greatest and most powerful nation beneath the sun. Every citizen can and ought to rejoice in its greatness and grandeur, and celebrate the 4th of July,, the anniversary of its birth. Let every rnnn,. woman, and child,, rejoice to-day! Sing songs of praise to God from whom all blessings flow; sing national songs suspend all business "Then up. with the flag ot the Union,, If t it wave unfettered and free; Kinblem of dud's just wisdom And man's undaunted nobility. Load the cauuou with powder and ball ;. Mount them in shining array, lilng the bells with joyous welcome Ou the. grand old day." Gather your children around you, and teah them to love their coun try and pride in its iutegrity and honor that to be patriotic means that they should love their country and its best interests repeat to them the heroic deeds of our fore fathers and the history of their long struggle for independence in the dark days of the revolution; dress the babies in their best "bib and tucker" don your holiday attire and let everybody be merry and happy on this, the greatest of American holidays, Independence Day. B8 Prepared. The meeting of the county Dem ocratic executive committee next Monday will be an important one, and every member should be pres ent. It requires time to formulate any plan, and committee's to watch the interests of the party should be appointed in every district in the county, and let them get to work and make their work tell. The able men on the committee should make their plans tend to one end, and that end should be victory, All the election committees and every committeeman has a duty to perform, an imperative and binding duty, and that is to see every Dem ocratic voter in the county. - j 1 1 i it 11 during tnese clays tne cam paign is conducted with a determi nation to win, in a business-like, energetic manner, the nominees for county offices and the 'principles they represent will triumph. Do not imagine that the Repub licans are asleep. They do not con duct elections in this way. They are organized, hard at work, and are going to poll their full strength. They do not expect to elect their full ticket, they know they can not, but they are willing to trust to chanco and the fortunes of war, not knowing what may turn up and feeling that in no evrnt can they be worse off as a party than they are now, and, possibly, some thing may turn up for their ad vantage. The Democratic party deserves to win. Its candidates are entitled to the confidence and respect of the citizens of the county. Thoy are interested in the' progress and im provement of Benton, in looking to the economical and prudent transaction of tlte business affairs of tho county, and in freeing the comity from any sort of connection with rings and personal advantages for private ends. Tho primary nominating these candidates was composed of a majority of the vo ters of the county, and they repre sent the wishes and policies of those who nominated them. "With the nominees in the field, the working committees appointed in each district of the county, there remains only the work for the party voters, and when election day comes they will show their power. Work and earnestness will ratify the ac tion of the primary. Pay Your Poll Tax. It is of interest t every voter to bear in mind that at the last General Assembly of Tennessee a law was enacted, and is now in full force, requiring every voter to pay his poll tax, if any has legally been assessed against him for the year previous to the election. As there are a great many voters who do not read the papers, or in any way keep themselves posted in regard to the acts of the legislature, they may be in ignorance of the above law, and will not be allowed to vote in the elections this year, unless they have paid their poll tax. It is the duty of. those who understand the law to make it known to those who do not, and especially is it to. the interest of every candidate to post the vo ters on the subject. Tho voter must satisfy the judges of election that he has paid his poll tax before he is allowed to deposit his ballot. The tax collector's receipt is the I best proof. The August election is near at hand, and thoso voters who have not paid their poll tax for last year, should to do so at once if they de sire to vote in the election. It is the duty of every citizen to cast his vote in every election, to do his duty as a sovereign of the Government Hon. John M. Taylor is engaged in making excellent speeches in the arious counties of the State. H is making a good impression wher everiie goes, lie mates no war upon his opponents,, as 13 too much tho custom among candidates in these degenerate days. He is for Democratic principles, pure and simple, and for Democratic har mony. He teaches tho good doc trines of the Democratic party wherever he goes, and give the Re publicans severe castigations for their corrupt and unjust legislation, Mr. Taylor wants to be Governor but he will not hurt the Democratic party to get the office. If he gets the nomination ho will be electee and make an eminently good chie executive. If he does not get the nomination he will roll up his sleeves and work manfully for the nominee. The defeat of free silver coinage and the tyrannical rulings Speaker Reed, and the action o: the majority of Representatives in Congress in electing, or counting as elected against the returns, their own members, has so disgusted the Republicans of California as wi probably make that State Demo cratic in future. Republicans everywhere favor the Alliance movement throughout the South. They do not favor the Alliance itself, but for the harm they hope it will do the Democratic party. The effect of the McKixley tar bill would drive Pennsylvania armers out of business. Fhom present indications Hon. onN M. Tailor's chance for the Governorship of Tennessee is very atterinc:. Tiie total volume of currency in ne.Cmtcu btates at present, is $1,022,033,085, which is a little over $15 to each individual according to io estimate of the population of le United States, based on tho present census. The defeat of free silver coinage and the tyrannical rulings of Speak er Reed and the action of the ma- ority of the Representatives in Congress in electing (or counting as elected against the election re turns) their own members, has so disgusted the Republicans of Cali fornia as will make that State safely Democratic in the future. Speaker Reed has enlarged on his rule to count Democrats pres ent and voting but who did not vote, by counting members as present and voting who were absent, as in the case when the customs- admin istration bill was passed. Mr: For;- man was counted as present and oting, when in reality he was at his home in Illinois. Mr. Forman :ias stated the fact upon the floor of the House. This is simply dar ing villainy. We are like Rev. Sam Jones in one respect at least. We favor mixing a good deal of religion with politics, but opposed to mixing pol itics with religion. Let us keep our religion pure and above every thing else, but let us season every thing else with christian religion. When we go to ehurch service let all our thoughts be on Christ, and the redemption of our souls. Let no worldly thoughts enter our minds. But when we tro to a po- itical meeting let the spirit of re igion direct our thoughts and in fluence our actions to tho greatest good to the greatest number of the people of the nation, and pray that no Republican get in office. There is no such thing as over production. The manufacturer says there is an over-production, and shuts down the mills and thou sands of workmen are thrown out of employment. Then a strange thing happens: People go bare footed, because there are too many shoes; naked, because there is an over-production of clothing; hun gry, because there is too much food; and cold, because there is too great an out-put of coah. If manufact urers would keep their mills run ning and pay their employes liv ing wages, they would find a mar ket for every article manufactured, but by shuttiug down their mills, they place hundreds of thousands of people in a condition that they can not buy because they have no wages. The modest and lucious water melon of the South has become a prominent and lucretive factor in the trade of the country. Farm ers in Georgia are daily shipping north 200 car-loads of melons, and it is thought this will continue un til September. To keep 6pecula tors from gobbling up the profits, the melon growers have formed combine, and thereby get the ben efit of their own labor, instead of seeing it go into the pocket of the speculator. If the farmers can thus control the market for their melons, and reap the full reward of their labor, why can't they com bine so as to control the market of everything else they produce? It seems plausible enough, thus get ting value received for the products of their hard toil, and in this way force the speculators to a more hon orable way of making a living than at tho expense of the farmers' profit on the products of his own labor. TENNESSEE NEWS. James Sively lias tliaapiioarecl from Chattanooga. A new paper in likely to ho issued at Islington next month. Tho Stat Teachers' Association is in Bc&siou at Moraplus thin week. Chattanooga in evovtUnl with. Con fed erate veterans, and visitors thw. week. Capitalists are inventing largo sums ti mouey in Decatur County minora! huul All arrangements have hecn inado to receive the bcotcn-lrisn at iron City to-day. Five arrests for illicit distilling have been made in Henry County during tho past few weeks. George II. Armisteadhus sold his in terest in tho Nashville Evening Herald to John C. Burck. The twenty-fourth annual meeting of the Tennessee State Dental Association begiui at Columbia Tuesday. Col. Tom II. Baker, sr., has taken charge of the editorial department of the National Review, of Nashville. The Democrats of Henderson County will hold a convention at Lexington Monday to put out a straight ticket. D. B. Kinney was thrown from a wag on, near Covington, last Saturday and sustained severe and probably fatal in juries- George Hurt, eonfijiedt for attempted assault on a white woman, made his es cape froni the county jail at Chattanooga Tuesday. The population of Memphis, accord ing to estimates on the census returns, is G5.00Q; Nashville, 73,000; Chattanoo ga, 41,000; Knoxville, 33,00k The books of the comptroller and treaurer show the receipts of the State for the month of June to have been $348,989.19, and the amount of disburse ments $111,575.78. The First, Second, ami Third Regi ments, National Guards of Tennessee, are in camp at the foot of historic Mis-' sionary Ridge, and are getting a real taste of military duty. The residence of Messrs. T. E. ' and Fannie Richardson, at Brownsville, was struck by lightning last week, and Mrs. Mary E, Matthews, mother of the Rich ardson Brothers, was killed instantlv . Governor Taylor, Treasurer House, Secretary of State Miller, and Comp- trailer Allen visited Bolivar Monday to receive the West Tennessee Asyl um for the Insane, which has been com pleted. A serious fire occurred in what is known as " Black Bottom," in Nashville, Tuesday. Nashville's water supply is very short, and she would experience serious loss if a fire should break out in the business portion of the city. Last Sunday on a farm near Gadsden a ten-year old negro girl beat her little brother, aged two, to death with a stick and tossed the body into a thicket. In the afternoon the child was missed, and when its lifeless body was found, the girl acknowledged the crime. Last Saturday Logan Mitchell shot and killed a man named Stephens, at Mitchell's distillery, near Shelbyville. Stephens, had become offended in some way, and while under the influence of liquor lie advanced on Mitchell wjth ft drawn knife with tho above result. The Decatur, Chesapeake, and New- Orleans Railroad has been completed through Lincoln County, and tho road will pass through Glendalo and Brent wood on to Shelbyville. The company will probably buy or lease the Overland Dummy Railway and enter Nashville by that route. The rights of way through parts of Sumner and Trousdale counties have been secured for the Middle and East Tennessee Central Railroad, now in course of construction. This road will connect with the Chesapeake and Nash villa at Gallatin and run through to Hartaville. Over 100 witnesses have been exam ined at Dover in the Shemwell tragedy. J ohn Shemwell was assassinated near Bumpus Mills, one night last week, but as yet the evidence is purely circum-" stantial. The publio is satisfied that some of the relatives of James Wallace, who was killed by Shemwell last spring, did the deed, but no arrests have been made. S. J. Ililliard living in the thirteenth district made a narrow escape a few days ago of losing considerable property by fire. A negro had robbed some bees and left burnibg rags near the hives. About midnight the fire began to spread and before it was discovered two fine hives of Italian hem, ten empty gucn, and the fencing around his bee lot were destroyed. Huntingdon Democrat.