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(Election first Tuesday in November, isno.)
JOHN R BUCHANAN,
of Rutherford County.
BENJAMIN A. ENLOE,
of Madison County.
JOHN P. LASHLEE.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1SD0.
The majority of John P. Lash
lee leaves no room for dissatisfac
tion in the party, and he will receive
the full strength of the party in
November. The defeated candi
dates are not sore over the matter
and will not only support hut use
their influence for the nominee.
The Old Spirit Still Survives, j
Thesurvivorsof that spirit which
thirty yent SHo cursed the Supreme
Court and the Constitution because
they were a barrier to their designs,
and howled for secession as they are
howling to-day for the passage of
the force bill, met in Boston a few
evenings ago to celebrate the twenty-eighth
anniversary of Lincoln's
emancipation proclamation, which
liberated millionsof illiterate slaves
upon the defenseless South. The
prcceedings of these vilitiers of the
white people of the South were
confined to speeches eulogizing
John Brown and declaring that the
work of tlit' abolition party would
not be completed until every negro
enjoyed every social advantage pos
sessed by the white man. It is the
same spirit that with torch and
dagger pillaged and drenched the
South with the blood of the inno
cent; it is- the same spirit that
breathes through the party which
seated the? two negroes in the lower
house' of Congress last Monday
over Democrats who were fairly
and honestly elected members of
that body ; it is the same spirit that
refuses to perform duties which the
Constitution enjoins upon it, and
violates the will of the masses of
the American people by its domi
nation of power and arbitrary pro
ceedings iu Congress designed to
perpetuate itself in power ; it is the
same spirit that glorifies the senti
ment that is intended to humiliate
the people of the ftouth and retard
the progress of tho South's enter
prise ; and it is the same spirit that
must be subdued and deprived of
power before the masses of the
1 P il "V T i 1 (i i
people ot me umteit estates can en
joy the fruits of their industry, and
before all sections of the country
THE RESULT OF THE PRIMARY
B. A. Enloe, of Madison, for Con
gress, and John P. Lashlee for
Benton's Representative in the
Next General Assembly.
The primary election held in
this county last Saturday to select
a candidate to represent Benton
County in the next General Assem
bly and a candidate to represent
the Eighth Congressional District
in the Fifty-second Congress, re
sulted in selecting good men as
.i til A -V
tJie staiuLaru-nearcrs tor JJemoc
racy. The election passed off pii-
etly, and the vote polled falls only
about a hundred and fifty below the
Democratic vote at the la to August
The following table gives the re
suit of the election held in Benton
Not k No elect ion was held in tlx; fourth district.
i t i I a
Districts. ! . -
-1 K H
First 1 W r,7
Second 17 M 101
Third It 37 .11
Eiftll 1M M '-'7U
Sixth l'. '.'7 3!)
Seventh 8 31 39
Eighth 311 no 119
Ninth 28 It! 41
Tenth 18 71 11!)
Eleventh 3 is 31
Twelfth 13. 13
Thirteenth 15 3S 53
Fourteenth 7 07 34
Total 3-.'.S G7-.' l,uoo
EOK J! El'Ii ESENTATI V E.
The Democratic senatorial con
vention which assembles at Hunt
ingdon next Thursday to nominate
a candidate for this senatorial dis
trict, is looked forward to with in
terest. "Wise counsel should pre
vail in the deliberations of the con
vention, and its action should be
subservient ot the best interest of
At a call meeting sometime since
of the county executive committee
it wa recommended that Buchanan
clubs be organized in each district
of the county, but if any action has
been taken in the matter we are not
informed of it. Democrats, the
November election isdniwing near,
and it is important that we enter
into the contest well organized.
What action has the chairman
of County Democratic Executive
Committee taken looking toward
having Hon. John P. Buchanan
address the voters of Benton County
during his canvass of West Ten
nessee ? As wo were left oat of the
list two years ago, the county chair
man should see to it that Mr.
Buchanan visits Cnmden before
the November election.
The object of the framersof the
new constitution for Mississippi
was to get rid of the illiterate vote
in the State, and what was expected
of the convention was a simple ed
ucational and property qualifica
tion for voters. But it seems that
they have somewhat complicated
affairs, and the good results which
were at first anticipated are rather
.E-mliffnl The simplest form of
i iy i i
law is always the best.
of the pro
are recognized as one.
The last vote in the Tenth Dis
trict Congressional Convention was
the same old chestnut Callaway,
120; lliddick, 82. It was agreed
to leave the matter of settling the
question to a committee of six, three Nothing official has been receivec'
to be selected by each faction, the at this office outside of this county
rA . r. H
47 1 fi . 51
74 5 101
13 1 41 55
li!l 40 100 2fiJ
1J '2 'Si 37
J9 2 7 M
48 82 15 145
2!l 13 2 44
113 7 120
J fi 10 31
7 t 13
41) 3 10 53
24 1 0 34
500 102 2.S !l8li
What has become
posed fair association that was ng
itated last winter. It is too late to
attempt anything of the kind this
foil w net.irvn could be taken in
the matter looking to a suecessfu
carrying out of such an enterprise.
Let the work be commenced at
1 J 1 . -v 4-- nllMMlf C?
once, as it uikcs umo wou-n-fully
plan such an enterprise and
interest the farmers and stock-men
in the importance of a fair association-
umiiuiufc to ueieci uatu wuiti;-,
and this committee to decide which
or tne two is entulea to the nomi
nation. We are of the opiuion that
it makes no difference what action
the committee may take in the mat-
l 1 1 1 1 1 i
r it will ne impossible to pacity
oth tactions and settle the ques
tion satisfactorily to all concerned.
The manner of selecting candidates
jy convention is regarded by the
masses as a system by which the
will of the majority is often defeated
i 1 lit I A
through the innuence ot corrup
tion. The remedy in this instance
is simple and easy ; let the candi
dates submit their claims to the
voters hy primaries, pledge them
selves to abide by the result, and
the verdict will be satisfactory to
the Democracy of the Tenth Dis
A convention of Republicans for
this senatorial district met in Cam
n last Monday for the purpose of
nominating a candidate for State
Two of the three counties com
prising the district -Benton and
Carroll were represented by del
egates, noticeable among which
were several colored ones from
There were three candidates for
nomination from Benton, namely:
D. J. Allen, W. F. Barer, and W.
CAllAWAY,but the delegation of the
county went into caucus and de
cided that only one should be pre
sented to the convention and chose
W. Caraway ns the one, who was
nominated on the first ballot.
Mr. Caraway, who was formerly
a member of the Democratic party,
is a clever gentlemen and business
man, but as a politician and speaker
we do not think the Democracy
,ueed to fear him.
he Majority Increased by Two.
The conscienceless Republican major
ity unseated two more- Southern Demo
crats yesterday. Veuable, of Virginia,
and Elliott, of South Carolima. In Ven
ablo's seat they put a negro, Langston.
'here were no Democrats present at
the meeting of the committeo and the
two Southern Republican members vot
ed for the darky and for Elliott. It is
unnecessary to dwell upon the merits of
either case. The only evidenco the Re
publicans required was that tho blacku
outnumbered the whites. It was not
necessary to show fraud or intimida
Tho Republicans are drawing tho
coils tighter about themselves every
day. Ono outrage after another is com
mitted. The public funds are squan
dered to buy the soldier vote, section
arrayed against section, ancient preju
dices revived, and the financial system
of the country recklessly threatened
They can not escape responsibility for
it. They began with a majority which
they have increased whenever the op
portunity offered, and yet have attempt
ed to force Democrats to take part in
their proceedings. If the Republican
members attended to their duties there
would always bo a quorum for the tran
sactoin of business. The soeediness with
which they have increased their lead by
using the slight majority accident gave
them, leaves them little excuse for fail
ure to carry on the business of the county.
While Brother Iiaskette, of the Nash
ville Banner, is exercising himself over
Buchanan's position as a member of the
Farmers' Alliance, the inquiry naturally
suggests itself how ho Could get the con
sent of his mind to support Jero Baxter,
who is also a membor of the Alliance,
and was as such just as much bound by
a secret oath as Mr. Buchanan. Where
was Sam then ? Houston Countv News.
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Tun secret work of the Alliance,
the grip and password, seem to hover
like a nightmare over the editor of the
Nashville Banner in his waking hours,
and will not down. We suggest that
the Banner man get his old friend Nefty lliJSLTPfuYiEsT8, Remember
to insinuate iiimseii into an iinan30
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-Jackson Tribune and McKenzie,
tiii it f
in regard to tue vote tor Uongrcss
mail in the district, aud owing to
the tardiness of officials in sending
in the returns, doubtless the official
vote will not be known until the'
meeting of the Congressional Ex
ecutive Committee, October 1
then the entire vote, of the district
will be canvassed and the result
However, it is generally conceded
that Congressman Exloe has been
re-uominated by a good majority,
and that he will be re-elected by a
a lnrgely increased vote over his
majority two years ago.
The nominees are both tried and
true Democrats, and deserve the
hearty support of every Democrat
in the countv. We nlneo their
names at the head of our columns,
and urge the Democracy of Benton
to prepare for the November con
test and prove by your ballots that
you accept and endorse the action
of Saturday's primaries.
Tun Chronicle acknowledges
the receipt of a complimentary
ticket to the second annual meet
ing of the Henry County Fair and
Trotting Horse Association, com
mencing October 15, and continu
ing four days.
The Prohibit ion convention for
the Eighth Congressional distric
will assemble at Mckenzie to
morrow. Dr. Kelley the Prohi
bition candidate for Governor
speaks there on that day, also.
Wonder if the Republicans wil
have out a man for John P. Lash
LEE to contend against for the leg
islature? Benton is a doubtful ( ?
county, they say.
It is to t)e feared Speaker Heed wil
be obliged to wear his sash band around
his head, which is much swollen over
his late success. New Orleaus ricayunc.
'IiiEUE seems to be a great deal of
misunderstanding as how to spell Dr.
Kelley's name. Some spell it K-e-l-l-e-y
and others K-e-l-l-y. After the first
Tuesday in November it M ill be spelled
M-u-d.--McAlinnville New Era.
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there is a tight money market, and there
are no more bonds to bo bought at an
advanced rate? Provideuce Journal.
From Matlocks Chapel.
D. D. Johnson is taking iu Camden
Mrs. C. S. Brandon is visiting at Cam-
leu this week.
T. L. Johnson is completing one of
the best barns iu this vicinity.
Miss Mollie Bird, who was reported
sick in my last is able to be up again.
Mr. J. II. Whitfield, of Lee's Toint,
visited at Camden Saturday aud Sunday.
Messrs. V. A. Hassell audLonThom-
ason went to Camden Monday, ou business.
The school at this place, in charge of
Prof. F. M. Dickey, will close in two
Mr. Arch Goodman, of Rushing Creek,
spent Saturday and Sunday with rela
tives at this place.
Messrs. A. G. Nunnery and William
Goodman aud family are yisiting rela
tives in Hickman County, Tenn.
Miss Annie Smith, of Faris, Tenn.,
who has boon visiting Mrs. Dide Whit
field, of this place returned home Sun-dav.
The protracted rueetingat this place
closed Monday night. Tho meeting
was closod on account of tho illness of
the minister. Eev. Scott Brewer.
Next Sunday is tho time set for the
the Christians (Campbelites) to com
mence a scries of meetings at this place
to be conducted by Eev. W. D. raigg.
of Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. A. Fry, of Coxburg, is to bo com
mended for the neat dwelling he is hav
ing finished up. It would be less trouble
for land-holders to Becure good tenants
if they would furnish better dwellings
Matlock's Chapel, September 23.
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