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(H AMD EN CHRONICLE. PUBLISHED liY TRAVIS BROTHERS. kxtkk. at thk amikn i am hkcomm-uhh mail mattkiu ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR. VOL. I. CAM DEN, TENNESSEE, Fill DAY, JULY 11, 1890. NO. 11 The Republican papers that howled loudest for civil-service re- fnrm dnriwr PrtH?lpiit. Cleveland! Administration are serenely silent now. The Republicans celebrated the one hundred and fourteenth anni versary of the United States by putting liberty in chains. Savan nah News. GENERAL NEWS. Governor Nichols, of Louisiana, has vetoed the lottery bilL Crops throughout South Dakota are better than ever before known. Senator Sherman's large fortune yields him au annual income of 12 per cent. Gross irregularities are charged in the census returns of San Fran- Cisco, Ual. The Knights of Pythias are as sembled in biennial conclave at "God help the surplus!" said Corporal Tanner when he took the pension office. Tanner went, but his work is out done. The surplus Milwaukee, Wis. isnowpasuieip.-iew xofk onu. le business portion of Iola, 111., There are 147,000 Democrats in a small place, was entirely destroyed the State of Kansas, but the State y nre the 0th instant of Kansas is represented in Con- The New Orleans custom-house gress by a solid Republican dele- sustained serious damage during n nation. And in the face of such gerrymandering, Kansas Republi cans prate about wanting a " free ballot and a fair count in the South! " Huntingdon Democrat thunder storm the 7th instant, Hot winds that have blown sev erai clays are occasioning crave fears for the corn crop of Kansas, A cloud-burst in Richland Coun- PERHArs it would save time and ty, Wis., the first of the week, oc trouble to pass one general pension casioned a loss of more than $200,- law that every inhabitant of the 000. United States shall have a pension The first bale of new cotton was I of $50 a month. That would be a sold at Atlanta, Ga., the 5th instant, glorious era. And the best of it It was raised by negroes in Baker is that the pensions would not cost County, Ga. our people anything, for do. not The first coming together of the the protectionist philosophers tell National Educational Assembly us that our taxes are paid by for- took place at St. Paul, Minn, eigners I lioston Ldobe. the 8th instant. Fifteen thousand In an interview with the Roches- teachers are present. ter Union, a Democratic paper, Bob Twenty-one horses tied to a wire fcJngersoll says: "I believe in pro- fence at a funeral in Missouri the tecting what are called the infant other day were knocked down by a industries, but after these 'infants' streak of lightning which was trav get to be 6 feet high and wear No. eling over the wire. Four of them 12 boots it is about time to stop, were killed. rocking the cradle, especially when a bigamist now under arrest a V.Al. C II iJl. J.1.-4. Zt ii m . . .... miaul w;u mat il juu Akron, umo, is said to have no stop rocking he will get cut of the less than seven wives. They live cradle and kick your head off." hn various parts of the country, and he has married them all within A Menace to Free Government. The enforcement of such a law as the proposed Federal election the past ten years. ' law will saddle upon the country A prize of $100 was offered by an expense variously estimated at the Washington Post to the person from $10,000,000 to $15,000,000 for guessing nearest the population of every election that is held. Are Washington City, and remarkable the people, in the present condi- to say, three persons hit the exact tion of the National finances, and number, 229,796. They agreed to in the depressed financial condi- divide the money, tion that they themselves are in The town of Fargo, N. D., was prepared to spend this much money SWPpt almost entirely away by a tor a mere partisan luxury cyclone Monday morning. The Now York WorM.l Will this country consent that the political complexion of Con gress shall be terminal at Wash ington? Shall Representatives be chosen by their constituents or be selected by the Speaker and the Republican National Committee, Matthew S. Quay, chairman? This is the condition which con ronts us. Party leaders who pos sess unlimited power will resort to 1 1 crime when their ascendency is hreatened. In 1877 the Republicans devised a plan for holding the federal of fices by which the will of the peo ple was thwarted. Grave judges of the Supreme Court were accom plices in the wicked conspiracy. Within the present year, in order to hold at least one branch of the legislative department, the major ity of the United States Senate has voted for the admission of Territo ries to Statehood which do not cast as many votes as a single assembly district of this citi In order to increase the Repuu jean majority in the House, arbitrary power has been bestowed upon the Speaker, and the Representatives of the people have been robbed of their right to debate and deliberate. Un der this power Mr. Reedhas driven out of Congress Representatives elected by the ljeople, and has seated in their stead their defeated opponents. Suppose that such a law as that proposed in the Lodge-Rowell bill had been on the statute-books in 1850 ? Slavery was threatened and the rule of the Southern Democ racy was doomed. But the courts were in their hands. The superv isors of elections would have been their tools. The emissaries of the party Avould have had the right to search the houses of citizens, to drive them from the polls, to haul them before juries composed en tirely of their political adversaries, Washington Post. telegraph wires lending to the place were blown down, and nothing of ficial as to loss of life and property has been sent out. A special train on the Illinois Central Railroad, carrying about overcome by right methods of cul tivation. In such seasons it will not do to lay-by the corn crop so early. The surface of the ground should be stirred. It must not be plowed to any (depth so as to reach ami dry out or cut the roots, but let the surface be stirred lightly. The reason that the surface should be stirred is this, a finely comminu ted surface absorbs and holds the moisture or dew deposited on it at night The hotter the ai r the more moisture it contains. Now the plowed or stirred surface does not retain its heat so long at night as does the baked, smooth surface of soil, and, parting with its heat sooner, it becomes cooler than the surrounding air quicker than the unstirred land does, and conse quently has a longer time during the night in which to absorb moist- ure, JNot only tins, mil the nneiy comminuted ground actually pre sents more surface than the smooth, baked soil, and therefore takes up more of the water deposited at night. The dew falling on a hard, dry surface, falls as it does on a, rock, is immediately absorbed and is used cooling that surface oit The stirred surface has already be come cool, and the dew falling on it is absorbed and sinks in it to as sist the growth of the plant This is no mere theorizing. It is founded on reason, as any one can see. Not only that, but it has boon put to a practical test by many others be side myself. I tried it on my owa place in 1883, and had about the only crop of com that was of any account in the neighborhood. My neighbors all failed to raise enough to meet their own wants, ami had to buy, while I raised sufficient to do me and had some to spare. I attribute this mostly to the fact that I stirred my ground lightly after they kid-by their corn.1' amount of stwk that is daiungnl and a groat deal of it killed out right, tugging over the disngreoa ble roads of this country. The de struction of wagons, the wxrnd wreck of harness, .ik1 dtmth to stock is not all by Tay tootois, haX these bad roads wst the cotantiy the lives of many valuable tafciaecos. Hundreds of good people haw been killed in this country in the numer ous and very frequent accidents occurring all over the country sa result of bad rands. It would pay to build good roads from a strictly financial considera tion, and if ilono by taxation wWld be a good investment for the citi zens of the country in an increased value of the real estate of tire coujik try. The increase in the valse of the property and real estate wouM amount to very much more Qum the cost of the roads. Good roads are fine moralrafcis and civilizers in a country. Thou sands of people are kept away f ram our churches every Sunday on no- count of the condition of the roads, and many who do attend church forget their professions, or lose their religion in the irritation and vexation caused by the bad roads they had to travel over. The bad roads of this country have beeai the direct cause of more profanity and crime than any other one tiling. "Can't You Trust Me?w Public Roads. A reporter for a Columbia, S, C, paper, who was sent out to in vestigate complaints about the cen asked the first fifty he met whether they had been counted. Forty-nine had not seen the enu- six hundred members of Knigts merators. Some of the principal of Pythias en route to Milwaukee, business houses have not been vis- Wis., was derailed at Manteno, 111., mi i 11 I -m r l -v iteu. The enumerators were an luonuay morning, une man was negroes, and many of them unac- killed and fifty persons seriously quaintedwith the city. And yet injured. we have been told that the Repub- At Knoxville,Tenn., last Sunday, lican party is tho business-like William Kent shot and killed his party. It certainly seems to be its mistress, Mrs. Lizzie Hatcher, and business to cause the South to make then killed himself. The deed was a poor showing in the census. prompted by jealousy. Kent was Memphis Avalanche. a married man, and his wife and Tm i, i , i,o M1,0 two children are in destitute cir- JL i. iiua ur;r;a muiu nin-u. v.u i months since the Fifty-first Con- cumsiances, resB convened, and yet, besides a Joe Smith, at Mount Hope, Out, number of insignificant and local hoisteu a united estates nag over rvmnam-na nnW rmp W linfl leeTi his residence last Friday in honor Enacted. That law is the statute of the lourth. He refused to re- -jjroviding for a dependent pension move it a.t the request his neighbors allowance. The main business thus ana they named the nag with bul. far has been the addition of rotten lets and divided the shreds among TJprmblicmi horoturhs to tho States the crowd. Smith hoisted a second of the Union, for tho purpose of flag, and it met a similar fate, strengthening the Republican party The most wonderful discovery in power, and of turning out Dem- of gold ever heard of is reported ocratic members of both bodies in from Tin Cup, Colo. It is said order to fill their places with Re- some of the dirt will yield $20,000 publicans who had previously been worth of gold to the ton. Two men repudiated by their respective con- are now said to be taking out &),000 stituencics. 1 he date of a po&sible each per day. Excitement over the adjournment is not yet visible, discovery is intense, and thousands Nashville American. of miners are rushing into the camp, St'leetedl If there is anything thatTennes- to count their votes and to certify see needs more than a betterment to a partisan clerk of the House in her public roads I do not know the names of the men elected, what it is. Our roads would be a Slavery would have lived, free gov- disgrace to Texas, Mexico, the In- ernment would have died, and des- dian Territory, or any other coun- potism would have triumphed. try. Concentrated power means ty- It w not our intention to abuse . ... Ul. - 1 1 Al ' ranny. L'attusea power means lib- U1 e un e, ur l" "uuier ui erty. If we are to preserve that, which they are executed. This each district must choose its Rep- would not remedy evil or give us resentative untrammcled and each letter roads, and better roads is Nashville American. Major Vauderford, of the office of the Commissioner of Agriculture, yesterday afternoon remarked that the outlook for a good corn crop this year is rather poor at the pres ent time. He said: "This year is very much like the years of 1883 ana lool and also like the year 1874. The years are distinguished for the fact that they had an unus ually large rainfall in the spring, State must certify the result Some Sensible Advice. what we want and must have, if oir section of the country is ever what it can and ought to be. To get this we need to arouse public in terest upon the subject, an interest that will work a revolution, and we must have legislation of the wise sort before this desired end can be attained. We have no system or bill formulated, but we hope that the people will take the matter in hand and have some system ma. tured by the time our solons meet again, and use their influence to have it enacted. We will state a few reasons why 1 1 i 1 1 . j V I una were very not ami iry m ine this enterprise should be pushec summer, xms year so iar resem- . e i 'CD W 1 J O bles them. There was a heavy rainfall in the sprincr and Jun? falls considerably short of its aver age. During the years mentioned the com was light all over the State and in many parts was almost a complete failure. Places having good crops had them by reason of local showers. This statement is not made so much as a prediction as it is for the benefit of the farm ers that they may guard themselves as much as possible by right culti vation against the dryness of the season, for the effects of a dry sea son can, to a certain extent, be roads is secured to our country It would pay to build good roads in the saving of stock and wagoris, and the gain this way in five years would a, nount to enough to macad atnisse the leading thoroughfares o the country. With well graded, properly built roads, a good wagon would last a farmer a life-time, bu with the roads we have, a few sea sons will knock the life out of the best wagon that can be built in this or any other country. To keep this country in wagons is a fearf u expense now, to say nothing of har ness that is wrecked and a lar:re There is in the Enster number of Harper's Bazar an illustration a little shadowy picture that must shake some women to the very soul, thftt surely some 'women can not look at for Iwjrniag tears, writes Elk Higginsen in West Shews. It is only a young man awl yotorg woman with their hands on each other's shoulders, their eyes look- deep into each "other's souls. But beneath this picture are these words: " Can't you trust me, Rose?1 There is the whole of some wo man's life-story in that story all the love, the doubt, the trusting again and again, the dumb sorrow, and the awful shrinking from that heart-breaking question: "CaiTt you trust me?" Saddest of all hearts is that pure, true one that loves deeply and un- ' selfishly, yet feels that the" object of its affection can not rise to its own level. Too strong and irasel- fish to cast the unworthy one thrift 'or its own piece of mind, shot jeeps what gentle hold she may upon him by her tender influence, her pure love, her quiet self-denial For him this moans a gay life apart from hers, and the proud happiness of knowing that the wo man whom he really, in his selfish way, loves, belongs to liira and is true to him. For her it sneans sleepless nights and louely tears and endless prayers; it means a gradual wearing away of life in hurts and carelessness and forgot ten attentions; it means sd lips and aching hearts and wistful cyps eyes that are ever looking for, and ever shrinking from, some new hurt, some greater sorrow, or a repetition of that awful question: "Can't you trust me?" To which she must answer al ways, with pale lips and aching heart: "Yes, dear; yes." The only thing that the South cares for in connection with the ne gro exodus which certain northern papers have been wasting breath over, is that it is sorry for the ne gro. The negro is best off as he is, and while the South can easily bpare him, he should not, for his own good, rush into bad company.