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A DKMOCIUTIO XEWSlUrF.K. 1 ' l I . I , I H 1 1 1 : 1 WKI'.KIA IIV Tit A vis nnoriiEiis, CAMDEN, TENN. THE CONVENTION. Sl'llSC'lMITlON KATES. mm- dollar hm- year In advance; II ft y cents for St months; tclltv-lie cents for til let- months. Tiik t 'ii iion 14'i.k will lie Issued on Friday of ( iirli week. tfiiliscrlptlnnH, payalile III advance, imm In' si-iit by post-olllce order nt our risk. I'osliiyc st a int it are nut desinilile, Iml when It Is I'll, ml necessary to remit llirin one-cent stimiiH m preferred. Au'cnts wand il to solicit Miibscilpt Ioiih. Write lol iei ins. etc. Vi' shall spare no riidi'i.vor to furnish valuable iiiid'iid nuttier to our patrons; and hope to se rine a eorrcHpoiiiteiit at every post-olllce in lien tciiiCiMintv to furnish us with county news. " We assume no responsibility lor the ex pressions contained in coniniiiiilcatlons appear ini; in the minimis of this paper. DEMOCRATIC TICKET. 1 lie following are the )"liloer:iti -ii'inilliel'S, se lected hy primary cleetli i Mar. I: s, t -i , for tin1 county olllcs ot I'.entiin Cn-.'iity. and th should receive the support of all true' liemocrats at tin poilson the 7th day of A'v'.st, Ittt): For Conii'v Jiidu'': Ii. C. SCRUGGS. For Coiintv Clerk: AV. A. STEELE, Jit. For Circuit Clerk: A. II. BROOKS. For Tnir.Ve: AV. J. BARNES. For Sheriff: E. O. FLOWERS. For registrar: J. T. BO WLES. THE LARGEST EVER ASSEM BLED IN THE STATE. Hon. James D. Richardson Perm a nent Chairman. Four Candidates in the Race with a Strong Following. A Platform Without A Flaw. to the great mass of the people; for its I this convention; ami it was further re FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1800. The Platfcrm. The platform unanimously adop ted by the Democratic convention fit Nashville Inst Tuesday, is broad enough for ever lover of free gov ernment to stand upon. It endors ee the principles of our free gov ernment as handed down to us by our forefathers. L endorses the ad ministrations of GitovEK Cleve land and Robert Taylor, favors free schools, and opposes the school I rast. It declares in favor of econ oiny in running the government, find the collection of taxes suffi ient only to meet the expenses of government, economically adminis tered. It favors good public roads, It. favors protection to agriculture n nd labor. It condemns the Repub lican party for its legislation in the interest of monopolies and against labor. It condemns the Republi can party for its high tariff policy, its proposed interference m elec tions, and for its sectionalism ant unjust partisanship. We publish in full the platform ta adopted by the convention, am recommend it to the careful con 'deration of our reader. "With rule3 especially formula ted to prevent Democratic interfer ence, it has taken the Republican Congress seven months to make one law. The expense to tax-payers for seven rnontln nnticral leg islation is simply enormous. Add this to the millions of dollars that one law takes out of the public treasury, and we can form some conception of what a Republican Congress costs the American peo ple for measures that are in the in terest of monopolies and money barons. It is hardly possible, in this enlightened age, the American voter will continue in flower a party that has proven itself so en tirely unworthy the great trust placed in it. Tin: recent Republican nomina 1ion for Congressman in Quay's old district in Pennsylvania, was a sur prise to Quay and his friends, and a strong straw that points to the down fall of Quayism. The opposition to Quay in that district was strong enough to defeat the Quay candi date and nominate the opposition, The Taylou men areencouaged. "When his name was presented to the convention, the prolonged ap plause with which it was .greeted opened the eyes cf the other can didates. The cheering for Taylor came from nil over the cnpitol building, end echoed through every corridor. The largest and most distin guished body of representative Tennesseans ever assembled in the State is in convention at the cap ilol in Nashville. It is the State Democratic gubernatorial conven tion, but will also select a candi date for supreme judge to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Judge Folkes, and is made up of the intelligence and chivalry from all over the State. It is a most important conven in an epoch of the history of the country that tries men's souls. It is a convention similar to those held and to be held in every State of this grand republic by the Dem ocratic party to put out for the im portant offices the very best men of the party for the purpose of wresting the Government, State and National, from the grasp of the corrupt and corrupting Republi can party, that the grand and good government our forefathers fought, bled, and died for as an inheritance to their posterity may be preserved and perpetuated. The candidate the convention nominates for Governor and su preme judge, the people of all par ties who desire good government can cheerfully support, and espo cially every Democrat can support with Ids vote and confiding trust FIRST DAY. When the convention was called to order at 12 o'clock Tuesday by Thomas L. Williams, Chairman of the State Executive Committee there were about two thousan delegates present. The galleries were full, the floor of the house was full, and the aisles were packed N. W. Baptist, of Tipton County was elected temporary chairman and the usual committees were ap pointed. The eomrrdt'ee on permanen organization recommended Hon T T X 1 1 -James v. lucnaruson as perina nent chairman and Eth B. Wade secret ary. The report was adopted, T)it committee on resolutions presented the following platform which was adopted without a dis- attenipt to pans a Federal election law, or force bill, designed to engender a coiillict U-t ween the nices of the South, and to strengthen entrenched monopoly; for its utter disregard of the will of the people in unseating duly and legally elected Democratic representatives; and its HhainelessnesH in denying the right of Statehood to territories fully qualified for admission by the number of their citiiens, because they ate iKmiocratic, while they admit into the Union other territories, as States, wiili a much smaller population, for the reason only that a mn jority of their voters are Republicans; and in contrast with all this and the weak, vacillating, selfish, strife-producing, and labor dissat isfying administration of Benjamin Har rison, we present with pride the adminis tration of Grovpr Cleveland, marked, as il was, by high moral courage, exemption from nepotism, jobbing, and speculation. We denounce the McKinley tariff bill, recently parsed by the Republicans of the lower house of Uongreos without full de bute and due consideration, in which taxeR are heavily laid on the necessaries and but lightly on the luxuries used by therich.and which prevents importations, curtails exportatk-us, and at the same time, increases taxes, thereby oppressing the farmers and laborers of the country. We demand a currency of gold and silver anl also of paper, convertible into oin at the option of the holder, and v;p lemand the free coinage of silver on the basis originully fixed by law, and that it and the gold dollar shall be equally a unit of value. solved that the basis of representation in this convention be one vote for each 100 votes cant for Cleveland in ls.SS, and one foreveiy fraction over "0 votes, ami the following is fixed us the number of votes each county is entitled to tin k r this ap- poruonnieiit : :ield sacred for homesteads for American citizens, and we condemn the policy of the Republican party in its extravagant lonations of many millions of acres to corporations. We denounce the importation of pan per labor which comes ju competition I Counties. v I .5 i Anderson 7 i Itcdford ?) Itcnton ii Hledsoo 5 ltliiinit 10 ! ltradley hi Campbell.... 0 Cannon Vi Carroll i Carter R ! Cheatham . .. 11 Chester 12 Claiborne 10 Clav 7 Cocke 8 Coffee 18 Crockett IS Cumberland. 4 Davidson.... 87 Decatur 9 DeKalb 15 1 lksi in 15 Dver 20 Kay''tte -3H Fentress '. Franklin 24 ;ibson :w (iiles 32 (IruiUKer !t tireene IKS ' ('rinidv Hamilton .... Hamilton.... 40 ' iticock G H:ir liiimn... 1!) M.-v iiit la J i. a kins n; II 'iv wood.... '20 Henderson .. 15 Jfeorv 21 J ic.-fnan .... 15 Mijv.rtmi 7 Jl'tmphreys . 14 l.ic''.:-on 1(1 Jicnes 3 Jefferson S Johnson 2 Knox. U'.k? 5 Comities. I.andcrdulc. Lawrence.. . U'wls Lincoln bunion Macon Madison Marlon Marshall.... Maurv Mc.Mlan .... McNairy.... Meigs Monroe Montgomery. Moore Morgan Obion Overton Perrv l'lckkt Polk Putnam Kiiea ldoane Itotiertson... KuUierford . Scott Sequatchie .. Sevier Shelby Smith Stewart Sullivan Stunner..... Upton Trousdale . . Unicoi Union Van liuren.. Warren WashinUm Wayne Weakley. ... White. Williamson. Wilson IS 11 :i M r 12 2.1 a? 14 15 7 15 10 4 P: 8 4 7 14 1 H 22 1 ti 4 5 11! 21 1:1 24 10 24 Total il,05 THE CANDIDATES. The following gentlemen were pia !ed before the convention for the nomination for Governor (it with and lowers the waj'ea of American having been agreed to dispose of workingmen. the GovernsluD first). The nom nn respect to Mate anairs tno Do inocracy of the State, believing that the prot-pei ily of a free State depends upon the intelligence and virtue of its people, have inaugurated and maintained a sys tem of free schools for the benefit of all the children of the tate, and we pledge ourselves to continued offort. to increase and extend the facilities of this benefi cient system. "We declare in favor of strict economy in the management of all State affairs and that no more taxes shall be collected from the people than are absolutely nec essary to meet the wants of the State gov ernment so administered, and that all persons, corporations, and property sub ject to taxation under the Constitution should bear their just and equal propor tion of the same. In the past the Democratic party has enacted such lien laws as have secured the rights of the laborer and mechanic, and we pledge ourselves to such other additional legislation as may be appro priate and necessary to secure their full protection in the future. Good public roads we regard as a ne cessity to the rapid and steady develop ment of our State, and we favor such leu islation as will tend to their establish ment. We. w elcome labor and capital to our Creameries. mating speeches were limited to five minute ts: John E. Richardson nominated John P. Buchanan, of Ptutherfor County. General W. H. Jackson nomin ated Jere Baxter, of Davidson County. W. P. Robertson nominated John M. Taylor, of Henderson County. George B. Peters nominated Josiah Patterson, of Shelby County- Balloting was next in order. BALLOTINO. The two-third rule was adopted, making it necessary for one man to receive 1,070 of the total vote of 1,005 to get the nomination. First ballot Buchanan, 795 1-5; Baxter, 297g; Taylor, 177; Patter son, 2707-20. 8EC0ND DAY. Nine ballots were taken the sec ond day. Seven were taken with but little change. Buchanan lost votes from the first, while Patter senting vote: THE PLATF011M. Whereas, The Democratic jmty has heretofore contrilnued so much to ihe ex tension and lii.iiciial growth of the coun tiv, and has. always favored the int'tests of the laboiing and producing cla.ses, therefore the Democracy cf Tennessee., in conventii n assembled, reaffirm its a Iherence to 'he fundamental principles of free gover. uncut a. enunciated by the fathers and practiced by the party, for long years approved bj the people, and recently deciaied by the national Dem ocratic platfoiiu hi LSSS, tin i pledges itself to the adminislri.iioii - f public tilfairs in strict accordance therewith We indorse the adminigrrati -a of Graver Cleveland as President of ine United State, and the present adin'iiistrntion of Governor K. L. Taylur in recpii;! to our State gov ernment. We declare that tl .. agrieuln.r..! inter ests are the mainstay and supp.r.i nf our dual system of ivernmeTit, State and Federal, and we arraign and condemn the Republican parjy fur its legislative 'discrimination against this class, which has greatly reduced the price ol farm lands' i'.vA products; for its corrupt grant of large t-.ubsidics to special corporations; for its revolutionary methods to perpetu ate its potter; for it3 reckless squander ing ol public money for party purposes; for its corrupting and debauching of the American franchise; for its efforts to fo ment sectional strife and thus disturb the business tranquility of the country; for i t- efforts to luster combinations, uniaw .ul trusts, and monopolies, so oppressive State which comes to identify themselves Hon aud Baxter made slight gains, Tavlor held his own. The ninth ballot stood: Buchanan, 729; Bax. ter 307 J; Patterson, 37o; Taylor, 1981 The, latest dispatch from Nash ville, 9:15 last night, gives Baxter, 344 ; Buchanan, 700 ; Taylor, 1S2 ; Patterson, 389. with our industries, development, anil social progress. We favor a modification of our penal system so that there may be a proper classification of convicts to the end that minors and those committing small of' fenses may be kept separate from hard ened criminals, and so that convict labor in iy not come in conflict with or autago' nize the honest labor of the country We believe that government is the best among a free, self-reliant people, which governs least consistent with social order, and which, believing in the people, leaves them to work out their own destiny. We denounce all trusts which are'or may be formed to increase the price of school books used bv the children of the State in obtaining an education The Democratic party heartily sympa thizes with the Iri.-h people and ail oth ers in their struggles to obtain the bless ings of home-rule in their governmental affairs, this being a cardinal tenet of Democratic faith and the sheet-anchor of constitutional liberty. On the past record of our party, our be lief for the present and hope for the fut ure, as herein declared, we go before the country in the present canvass, and in vite the co-operation of all people who favor honest government, equ?.l rights, and human liberty. The following resolution was pre sented by the committee on cre dentials and basis of representa tion, and adopted by the conven tion: Resolved, That where the names of any person or persons have been added to the list of delegates by any person after the adjournment of the county con vention, they are not entitled to seats in From Areadne. Kegular correspondence. Humor has it that we are to be startled by a wedding in our midst soon. Owing to the continued drouth, crops will be about one-third of an average yield in this neighborhood, Jefferson Lowry is indisposed this w eek, but we hope it is nolh. ing serious, and that he will soon regain his good health. July 12, 1890. From Eva. l!ei;ular correspondence. Ivev. A. Gossett, of Birdsoug, was in our village yesterday on busi netis. - Sirs. L. Bryant, of Huntingdon, is visiting at Eva and vicinity this week. II. C. Patrick has been some what indisposed the past week, but is convalescing. The millet crop is this section will be almost an entire failure on account of the drouth. July 15, 1890. Now that our county has at last opened its eyes to the progress and improvements made by our sister counties, it is to be hoped that we will take hold and improve the ad vantages which we enjoy develop he elements of prosperity which exist all over aud throughout the county. Among the many enterprises which is susceptible of being made highly profitable to all parties en gaged therein, as well as contribu ting to the general prosperity, is the establishment and operation of creameries and dailies for supply ing the creamery with milk. It is earnestly desired tliat not a pound of cheese or western butter will find its way into Benton County. Our markets ought to be supplied with the home product. The money that is sent East and AVest for but ter and cheese, or any farm pro duct, ought to go into the- pockets or be added to the bank account of our own farmers. And it will, if we make an effort in that direction. The creamery industry is li-ving rapidly developed in Texas, Ar kansas, Kentucky, and Alabama all around us, and has ceased to exist as an experiment, but is an important factor in swelling the farmers' bank account and giving employment to fanners' sons. Dr. J. M. Moses received a letter last Monday from C D. Jones, agent for Davis & Rankin, cheese factors, of Chicago, now engaged in erecting a creamery at Stuttgart, Ark., wanting to know what the prospect was for a creamery at this place, and stating in the letter that when he could learn of a town that within a radius of 8 or 10 miles around it there could be found 200 cows and upwards to sustain the business, he would visit the place and explain the matter fully to the business men and the farmers. He usually forms a stock company, or any way the people have a disposi tion to invest When the required amount of stock has been sub scribed, then he will purchase a ocation, erect the building, put in lie machinery, etc., and nothing is to le paid by the stock-holders wn til the factory is completed and in running order, and accepted by the stock-holders, who are the owners. He also will furnish an experienced butter and cheese man to manage the business for the company. The business will pay from 10 to 25 per cent, on the money invested, circulating from $4,000 to $5,000 per month, among the farmers for their milk, and creating a largely increased trade among the business men of the county. "We will say to our business men, farmer friends, and citizens, that if they would take hold of the matter, take stock in such an enterprise1, and take an interest in it, we do not hesitate to say that improperly managed and conducted on princi ples of business, when once start ed, the indirect benefit of such an industry in Benton County will more than pay our business friends for their investment AVe might be exporting thou sands of pounds of cheese and but ter every year, if we would utilize the splendid clover lands which wet have for raising clover to fed to dairy cows. There are thousands of acres of magnificent land in this county, that could be utilized in this way, and we will be glad to note when the matter is being dis cussed by our farmers, and we will present any facts and figures in the columns of The Chronicle bear ing upon the subject, that will, as sist them in any way. J "We are of the opinion that this is the best enterprise we can take hold of now to help one another out of the ruts, pay our debts, improve our condition financially, and also improve our farms as .veil as im prove the condition of our county.