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A DEMOCRATIC NEWSPAPER. 11 WIJSIIKI) W F.KK LV l.Y Tii a i j,s nuoriiEiis, ('AlIlll'X, TON. KU 1! I I'll ON KA'ITN. 'in' dollar piT year In mlvimee; lll'tv cents fr .-iv iiamilis; twenty lhe cents lor tliri e mouths. IMF. (UUOMCl.K will he .siii,..l on I'ridiiv of -" week. Sol.sei iptlotix, pnyiihle in advance, '' wit ly iiostmlllec nrdrr :st our risk. I ostup' stiiniis are mil desirahle, but when it Is l.mnd necessary to remit them one-cent stamps ;vc preferred. Auelits wanted to .solicit .iuhseripUolis. Write lol teiius etc. We shall spare no endeavor to furnish valuable. 'ailiiiK matter to our patrons; and hope to se- uie a eorrespomleiit nl every post-olllce In I'.en- ; oouiv 10 iurnisn ns wnii county news. J," We assnine no iVMixinsilililv for iln i.v Vivs.sions eontiiined in cominunieiitkins appeHi'- i'S in ioe romiiiu.s oi UUH jiaper. DEMOCRATIC TICKET. Election lit st Tuesday hi November, ISM.) l'"or (ioventor: JOHN P. BUCHANAN, of ltutherford County. FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1890. Hon. Lewis T. Baxter. The rutin' ticket was successful. All the nominees nre elected by n handsome majority, that of Judge ScitUUflH being the. smallest, which wns the result of the united efforts of the Hi publicans, at the sugges tion of their bosses, to defeat a man whose pure Democracy makes him hateful to them. They swap ped votes and did everything in their power to defeat him. The deep laid scheme of the Moses of modern times did not materialize, but it had its effect, as the law creating the office of county judge is a new thing in this county, and a few Democrats believed that by votinsr for Mr. Bane they were virtually voting to repeal the law, But they were too short. Mr. The Result. requested his executioners to take their time and adjust everything so as to avoid any mishap. The electricity wns turned on three times before the man was killed. The breast heaved; the nails cut into the flesh; the flesh sizaled and smoked, and was burned into a .i til it r crisp; the clothing caught on nre, and one of the witnesses fainted at the sickening sight. Kemmleu wns a heartless wretch, and deserved death : he suffered the death pen alty, but in a most horrible form. If it is desired to make the death of a criminal so horrible that no one will dare do murder, elotrocution should be universally adopted. If it is desirable to tincture execu tions with the milk of human kind ness in the taking off of criminals, l l . . .. .11 xi 1 Bane's district, that has heretofore in us reiiUU lue U1U Imnuuu VL gone Republican, was carried by hanging by the neck. the Democrats from supreme judge The Nashville Evening Herald to school commissioners. Judge has discharged its Union printers Scruggs has had to carry every- and adopted the use of plate mat thing, but he is the county judge ter. By this action the Herald for the next eight years, or until does the Union printers great in- such time as the Democracy may justice, for had it not been for their From Areadne. HON. JOHN P. BUCHANAN. Hon Lewis T. Baxter, the Re publican nominee for Governor of the State of Tennessee, is placed deem it best for him to step down co-operation in its establishment in rather an awkward position to and out. Moses' candidate earned the probability is that it would , - t I j 1 i J jT . J- XT - I i 1 i 1 j conscientiously nrosecute his can- two districts in ine counw. io have never lived through its m- vass before the people of this grand man could have made a better race fancy. old Commonwealth. under existing circumstances than Mr. Baxter, like the more intel- Judge B. C. Scruggs. The Dem ligent and honest Republicans of ocrats are happy, while the Repub the South, is opposed to the Fed- beans well, they they can only take what the gods provide for them eral election bill, or force bill, now pending in the Republican Con gress. Mr. Baxter knows that his party leaders in Congress offer the bill as an insult to southern people and intended to perpetuate the Re publicans in power by interference in the elections of the southern Silver a Commodity for Speculation. has AVith W. P. Morris, John P, Lashlee, and Asa Swindle al ready in the field, and Amos Cor- bett, L. E. Davis, and A. J. Saun ders favorably spoken of as proU able candidates to represent Benton County in the lower branch of the next General Assembly of Tennes see, we expect lively times between now and November. Itesulnr wrtvsiKiiideuce, A series of tiiwtifgs will commence at Hall's Valley next Sunday. H. II. Pierce ami A. L. Hassell visited friends on Lick Creek yesterday. i ne late nuns nave unproved tlie crop prospects wonderfully in this section of tli" county. Tlio school near tin? place n in u pros- pi'iotiH condition uniler tin) management of 11. Harrison. Several from this place attended the revival cervices at Flat Woods Church (Methodist Episcopal Church, outh,) yesterday. A great deal of interest is be ing manifested in the meetings at that place, and we trust lunch (food will re sult therefrom. August 4, ISM). From Hustburgh, Tenn. Regular correspondence. .Several cases of typhoid fever are re ported by our local physician. Miss Amelia Odom has returned from rrankford, 111., where she has been spending the summer with relatives and friends. James Isorman killed a copperhead snake near this place a few days since that measured 12 inches in circumfer ence. The citizens of this place are in fine spirits. v e have just been blessed with a fine rain, which Was badly needed, Crops were getting very dry in this sec tion of old Humphreys. Some of the boya have been hustling around with their "grips" with an air of mysteriousness that has somewhat aroused our curiosity. 'We propose do ing a little detective work. August 2, 1800. From Flat Woods. Congressional legislation made silver a commodity for spec ulation. "When silver was demon etized, speculators in that metal States and establish therein negro sprang up all over the country and domination. He knows the pas- reaped a rich harvest by their spec . . .. - - 1 , , 1,1 l T I sago of the bill will open afresh ulations, ana the present attituae c i)avis secUred a livery turn-out race troubles in the southern States, oE Congress on ths silver question t tl Dlace an i f or rj gamj v i . x v and ruin the business and indus- has given new impetus to specula- An.pnt well until about 9 o'clock. tion. uver i.zou.uuu ounces or sn- when within a mile or m of tlieir ver bullion were shipped to Lon- LW;atio M, Potta advised Mr. A Narrow Escape. Late Saturday afternoon of last week Messrs. U. A. Potts and Will trial prosperity of the South. Mr, Baxter is bitterly opposed to the passage of tho bill by Congress, but a resolution of the State Re- don a few days ago, and a short Davis to drive a little to one side as the road was somewhat out of repair at that point, lhe warning was promptly heeded, Mr. Davis while before the passage of the publican platform upon which he silver bill by the present Congress, was nominated as the candidate of 1,500,000 ounces of silver bullion his party, favors the passage of the were shipped from London to New pulleil on the jineg aml the next flection bill. The convention that York. Thus, silver is kept in bull- moment tlie ilorse wag floundering made the nomination was opposed ion and shipped and re-shipped, up a gteep embankment and the to the bill, but the corrupt bosses and speculated upon just like any oc.olimnts of the buv lav snrawl- ot the party rged the resolution other commodity of commerce. In ing by the x-0aclsiclo. The horse because it. Is ih& only plan that the good old days of Democratic ran about ono hun(ire(i yar(is into an be adopted that has a, ghost of rule, silver bullion was coined into j of umiergrowth, and Mr. il it 1 11 I'i1 1 IT 1 1 L ' a chance to perpetuate the power the aonars oi ino uauuies, anu Davis ig autuority for the state of the Republican party i'n the every dollar thus coined was worth mPnt that the horse climbed a sau- control of tho National Govern- 100 cents and equal in value to iing in the vain endeavor to extri- ment. No man can be deceived goia, ana was a par currency in te llimscif from tle undergrowth. in the policv of the Republican trade ana commerce, uuttnene- N sprioll9 iniurv was sustained party in their endeavor to force publican leaders put their unholy by cither genliemeil) save a slight this measure upon the people of hands on the precious metal, and Mn receiV0(i -m th0 tit 111 Hil 11TH I" the South. the "aonars or tne aaauies was In order to give their candidate made a base metal for speculators ftohtintr chance, the State Re- to trade on and become rich at publicau convention was compelled tho expense of the masses who thfi intel i- iiKoa tnem so wen gent Republicans in the State would support, and to Zrace their lenders in Congress in the passage The execution of William Kemm- Kegular correspondence. Horace Berry went to Camden Satur day on important business. Mrs. Celia Walker, of Metropolis, 111. is visiting relatives and friends hi Flat Woods. R. A, Luter took charge of the public school at the Water's Bchool-house last Monday. The weather continues dry, and it is es timated that the yield for coin will not average a half crop. James Cagle has returned from a visit at Metropolis, 111. He says the condi tion of crops in Illinois will compare fa vorably with those of Tennessee. While cutting wood a few days ago. John Wheatley accidently cut his foot The wound is a very painful one, but with proper attention no serious results are likely to occur. John Berry, of Beaverdam Creek, has moved his family to Flat Woods. We welcome Mr. Berry as a citizen among us, and will extend a warm welcome to other good citizens who may choose to locate in our midst. 1890. August 2, From Fairview. fall from tho buggy. was almost a total wreck. Public Speaking. rni l he buggy William Kemmler Electrocuted. Last Monday afternoon a largo crowd assembled at the court house to hear tho various candidates for county offices speak. of tho election bill, the bosses in- ler Wednesday forenoon in the je'eted a resolution in tho platform State prison at Albany, N. Y., was favoring the bill. tho first criminal ever legally elec Tho platform makes Mr. Baxter trocuted in the history of the world, -. 11 , I'll. 1 ll 1 ! 11 1 11 I a champion of the Federal election ana let us nope that it win be tne dresS0(i tbe RS9mbled multitude: ldll whnt.hor he wants toor not. and last, lhe legislature of JNew York ,-ery voter in Tennessee who votes State had changed the law of exe Regular correspondence.! D. II. Van IIuss has been out on sev eral surveying tours during the past few weeks. Rev. Mr. Blakeley will begin a series of revival meetings at Mt. Vinson Church next Sunday. An infant child of Andrew Melton has been quite sick, but we are glad to state is now convalescent. Since we have had several good rains in this neighborhood the crop prospects are much better, and the farmers are re joicing. Moody Pierce and family, of McKenzie, visited relatives and friends here and The house was called to order by attended the meetings at Pleasant Ridge J. TT Combs, whn stated that the last week. boys would address the populace. Tho following candidates ad- for Mr. Baxter next November cution or criminals condemned to says by that act that he favors the capital punishment from hanging election bill now before Congress, by the neck by a rope until dead, Tt is flom-admcr to Mr. Baxter to death by electricity. William - "o a I t r and every honest and intelligent Kemmleu wus the first man con Republican in Tennessee, to thus denined under tho law, and the can(li(lates for sheriff; B. F. David be forced by a few corrupt and dis- first to be executed by that method. gon aml J x Bowles, candidates honest leaders of the party to sup- JNot only the inhabitants ot tho W. A. Steele, jr., who had no op- ponent for the county clerkship; A. R. Brooks the Democratic nom inee, and Zack Walker the Repub lican nomineo for circuit court clerk; E. G. Flowers and Harve Aden, Democratic and Republican port a measure that is disgusting to their tine sentiments. But will the honest and intelligent element of tho Republican party of Ten nessee submit to cormpt "boss rule and support Mr. BAXTER and United States, but those of the civ ilized nations of the world, have awaited the result of Kemmler's execution by the new method of disposing 'of criminals, adopted by New York State, in breathless anx- for register; W. J. Barnes, who had Revival meetings have been going on at the Pleasant Ridge Cumberland Pres' byterian Church, at which tho members were greatly revived and quite a number of people professed religion. Rev. Mr. Hayes and daughter, of Car roll County, visited his daughter, Mrs W. L. Beaton, Sunday. They leave for home to-day, very favorably impressed with the kindness of the people in this part of the country. It is to be hoped that a full Democratic vote will be polled next Thursday, and the ticket elected in every county in the State. Our people will be satisfied with no opponent for the office of trus- Hou- Jolm p Buchanan as the next tee; B. C. Scruggs, the Democratic nominee for county judge, whose the platform upon which he was iety. 'The deed was done Wednes tod? Will even Mr. BAX ter continue a race to the finish under such circumstances? There is no discounting the fact that the better element of the Rc Governor of Tennessee. During an electric storm which occur ,.1 l.,cf ITri.Kiv hI,ilo IVfra M V. Van opponent was u. u. -uuue; " . 1Iu88 dauhter Mr8. Mary Melton, 1'. Morns, and lion, d ohn 1 . .Lash- an,i an infant child were sitting near the lee, candidates for the legislature, doorway, a thunder bolt struck a shade addressed the crowd at considerable tree in the yard, tearing off one side of day forenoon, and the world is length on atfairs of State, and were t'e top and splitting the trunk of the horrified. followed by Asa Swindle, also a TCfviit. fluhmit.tod mi nx candidate for tho legislature. J. - .., 1 -I' i; i.i t,inn..nut iu. casino unuouiicuu ma cuiau-.. . . ,,T, , i . . , dacy for the State senate or tear. v hen piacea m tne ratal T ran(;;(-jates Rn0c at Faxon if -i :n .t.--Dn hr I nhnir nml flin nrmnrflfns of (h"ntl I ,.1.,,. 1?;,. I)Ul)llCan liaiiy ill ilu' cu-iui.-jt-i vn.iii, "v. - . xut-aimy, unu uuju up ui L,1o 1 J. I . iii 1 v I r t i rai 1 BMitiments of Houk. Evass, etc. was being adjusted, he calmly bandy luesday evening tree, the electric current passing down into the ground tearing up the earth for some 6 feet along the surface without any perceptible injury to tho inmates of tho house further than a slight shock to their nerves. August 4, 181)0 Below wo given few of the many 11 1 A expressions uom tne democratic press of tho State in regard to Mr. Buchanan's nomination for Governor: Mr. Buchanan is the choice of th farmers, and if we had no other reason for supporting him that uloiio is enough. Troy Press. Mr. Buchanan is a good mau, a good Democrat, a genuine farmer, and will he Tennessee's next Governor as sure a grass grows and water ruus. Obion Democrat. Well, its Buck, the "hay-seed" now. Before the nomination it was Allianco caudidate. After November it will be Governor Buchanan. Murfroeshoro Home Journal. Tho Hon. J. F, Buchanan will show up in the November election the great est victory for Democracy in Teunessee that she has ever known. Franklin Review and Journal. The work of the convention seems to give general satisfaction nd tho frieuds of the other aspirants lor Governor are falling into line and wilt heartily sup port Mr. Buchanan.-Snarta Expositor. Tho people were for Buchanan and the people will see to it that he is elect' ed Governor of the State by one of the grandest Democratic votes ever known in the history of the State. Hurrah for the people ! Trenton Democrat. No Democrat In Tennessee can refuse to support Mr. Buchanan. His Democ racy is untainted and his character as a man i3 above reproach. The fact that he is a farmer and not a professional politician is in his favor. Greenville Democrat. The recent Democratic State conven tion was the largest convention ever held in Tennessee, and the nominee of that convention will bo elected at the No vember election by one of the largest majorities ever heard of in Tennessee. Lynchburg Falcon. We take pleasure in saying that he is an upright, honest, intelligent gentle man and will be able to cope with any Republican in the State, and will bring to bear in tho canvass a degree of energy and intelligence that will be gratifying to the party. -Cookeville Press. Buchanan has all the strength of the organized Democracy in the State be hind him and all the force and power of the organized State and County Alli ances, and these represent in overwhelm ing numbers tho organized intelligence of Tennessee. Memphis Commercial. We know his heart is big enough to take in all classes, and that his admin istration of affairs will be of such a char acter as to redound to his lusting fame and great advantage to the whole State over which he will be called to preside and which ho loves so well. Lebanon Register. Mr. Buchanan is not the candidate of the Farmers' Alliance, but of the Dem ocratic party, and as such is entitled to the support of every Democrat in Ten nessee. He is an honest and capable man, and, when elected, as he is suie to be, will make a good Governor. Jolm- son City Comet. While Mr. Buchanan is identified with "the interest of agriculture, he is a broad-gauged man and will make just as good a Governor for all other classes The more we think about it tho stronger grows the conviction that liis nomination was the best that could have been made under all the circumstances. Chatta nooga New3. The nominee for Governor, Hon. John P, Buchanan, is a gentleman well worthy of the distinguished honor whish has been conferred upon him. He is a sound Democrat, and has a record that Is above reproach, liis nomination has given great satisfaction throughout the State and he will he elected by a large major ity. Brownsville States-Democrat. The nomination of Hon. John P. Buchanan for Governor will bring out the largest vote that has been cast in Obion County in many years. There are about forty-five hundred Democratic voters in this county. Tho "stay-at-home" vote is almost entirely rural, and we believe that the farmers will turn out to a man on election day and vote for Buchanan. Kenton Argus. Mr. Buchanan is the Democratic nomineo for Governor of Tennessee. That he will be elected goes without saying. He had a ereat popular follow ing, aud he will no doubt poll tho larg est voto ever given to a gubernatorial candidate in this State. He is known as the " farmers' friend," and will gain addiii-ju-.il .-ircngth as tho labor candi date of tho Farmers' and Laborers' Un ion of Teunt ssce. Chattanooga Times. 9 L 4- r 4- . - I .. .