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.The Philadelphia Telegraph, a
Republican and high protection
paper, admits Hint tho terms of the
-tariff bill were dictated by manu
facturers and' trusts.
Coxgiiesm, under the domination
of Mr. Heed, laid claim to the title
of a "business" Congress, but it
failed to take action upon tho For
nker matter, and Barrundia'a death
is still unexplained. Nashville
Mr. Baxter, like Mr. Kellcy, la
bors to show that Mr. Bnchananis
not a Democrat. When did these
two gentlemen get to be the expo
nents of Democratic principles, or
judges as to the Democracy of
men. Huntingdon Democrat.
No man claiming to be a Demo
crat should hesitate a moment
about casting his vote for Mr.
Buchanan. Ho is a sound Demo
crat on a sound platform, and has
more horse senso than Kelley and
Baxter combined. Shelby villc Ga
zette. The Southern States fare badly
at the liands of McKinley. Hi3
tariff admits free machinery for
manufacturing beet sugar, but im
poses a tax on machinery for mak
ing cane sugar, and iron cotton-ties
have an-; increase duty imposed.
Nashville Herald.
TnE Senate voted a resolution of
thanks to Vice President Morton
for his courteous, fair and dignified
career as presiding officer. Tho
House, for- the second time in its
History, declined to vote thanks-to
its speaker. Tho reason was plain.
vMr. Reed has not been either
courteous,, fair or dignified, and
such a resolution could never have
prevailed. Keif er, of Ohio, was tho
only other speaker who was thus
ignored. Nashville American.
It" is a somewhat novel, theory
thatfa minority's only business is
to help the majority to form a quo
rum. If a minority is entitled to
no consideration, no speeches and
no influence; if orders to-a major
ity from a caucus and a committee
on rules constitute the beginning
and end of legislation, then the mi
nority is not bound to help its sub
jugatibn by unlocking tho fetters
of legislation when the majority
has lost its own key by the absence
of its members. The Kansas City
The public schools for the en
tire country in 1891 will cost $115
000.000. The Grand Army of the
Eepublis-for tho same year will
cost the Federal Treasury not less
than $160,000,000, or $15,000,000
more than the cost of all the schools
of all tho States. If we had more
education in the country we would
have less-Republicanism, but these
figures go a long, ways towards
' showing that we must have less
Republicanism before we can af
fnrrT more education. St. Louis
Republic. -
The -days of protection are num-
- i
berod. Tho advocacy ot reCiprOC-
l V w ifh the Central and boutn
-American Republics, Mexico, and
bv Secretary of State Blaine,
and the ardent and earnest espous
al of tho question ot reciprocity
tvm1i Canada bv so bigoted and ex-
treme a protectionist as Senator
Kliminmi.cnnonly be constructed
as two very valuable admissions of
tho greater and positive benefits of
f m, i rnftp. and the enormity of the
offense that protection is an ob
struction to the greater and quicker
i Tr
prosperity of the people.-- jem
t'"-J -
Memphis inaugurated her sys
tem of electric street cars last Mon-
Paris, Tenn., lias purchased a $4,-
000 site for her new school build
ing. Jackson, Tenn., has a population
of 10,023, as shown by the official
The Tennessee Baptist conven
tion will convene at Chattanooga
October 1G.
Alabama cotton and corn is re
ported to be seriously damaged by
recent heavy rains.
Mexican authorities say they will
affiliate with Europe, as a result of
the McKinley tariff bill.
G. A. Ligon, mayor of Clarks-
ville, Tenn., died last Friday. He
was sixty-six years of age.
The United States eircuit court,
with Judge Key presiding, is sit
ting at Chattanooga, Tenn.
There probably will be an extra
session of the Ohio legislature to
meet about the 14th instant.
Tho cotton exports from Galves
ton, Tex., during. the month of Sep
tember amounted to $0,857,145.
The new cruiser, San Francisco,
has proven up to requirements and
the Government has accepted her.
The annual conference of the
Methodist Episcopal Church will
be held at Pulaski, Tenn.,. next
R. W. Hall, one of the oldest and
worthiest citizens of that place died
at his home in Jackson, Tenn., last
There is a little negro boy in
Tyler, Tex., who is thoroughly
black, with a beautiful wool of per
fect scarlet.
Prairie fires are doing consider-
able damage to crops and farm
houses in the vicinity of . Elbow
Lake, Minn.
Sam Johnson, a colored member
of the Hamilton County, Tenn.,
grand-jury, is in jail at Chattanooga
on a charge of perjury.
Professor Dobyns has in his yaitl
in Jackson, Tenn., a large healthy
banana tree bearing a luxurient
crop of the rich tropifcal fruit.
Jake Copeland,a convict sent
up from Sumner County for ten
years for murder, in 1885, has been
pardoned by Governor Taylor.
The Department of the Interior
has notified tho Indian agents that
no further leases of Indians for
purposes of exhibition aro to be
Dr. Emil G. Hirsch, the eminent
rabbi of Chicago, lectured at Nash
ville last Tuesday evening on " The
Crucifixion of Christ from a J ewish
point of view."
A member of the convention pro
poses that two constitutions be
framed and submitted to the peo
ple of Mississippi and that they
Uake their choice. -
In digging a well near Celina,
Tenn., recently, a large stream of
oil was tapped in a few feet from
the surface. Considerable excite
ment was created.
A joint resolution passed the
House last week appropriating
$10,000 to enable the Postmaster
General to test in small towns and
villages the free-delivery system,
As an inducement to enterprising
young men to migrate to San An
tonia, Tex., the Express says it has
personal knowledge that there are
seventy-odd. widows there who in
the aggregate pay taxes on more
thoitS3.000.000 worth of propery
Sir John Macdonald's speech last
Friday, affirming Canada's loyalty
to tho British crown and ridiculing
he idea of annexation with Amer
ica, caused general satisfaction in
The heavy rains during the first
part of the week were damaging to
he inter-state fair at Memphis,
but the clouds rolled by, and the
ast days were up to a high stand
ard of success.
The Chattanooga Times announ
ces that the Hamilton County grand
jury has found a bill of indictment
against Judge Suodgrass of the
supreme court for assault and bat-
ery upon a negro boy.
The General Land Office will
shortly issue instructions, accom
panied by maps, registers and re
ceivers, in regard to the execution
of' the land forfeiture bill which
recently became a law.
Congressman Kennedy, whose
speech denunciatory of the Senate
and Mr. Quay was expunged from
the Congressional Record, has had
50,000 unexpurgated copies of the
speech printed, and will have them
distributed throughout his State.
Miss Pattie Malono was elected
superintendent of public instruc
tion for Sumner County, Tenn.,
last Monday. She won- over four
male opponents. Miss Malono is
said to be a highly educated lady
and is therefore amply qualified
to- take charge of the office, x
Ex-President Cleveland has ac
cepted an invitation to be present
at the Thurman banquet to be given
at Columbus, Ohio, under the aus
pices of the Thurman Club of that
city. Judge Thurman will be sev
enty years old November 13, the
date on which the banquet is to be
Capt. Joe Turney last Friday
landed at the State peuitcntiary at
Nashville, Tenn., four 'new con
victs from Maury County: Eliza
Crawford, colored, larceny, five
years; Dug. Hill, shooting with
motive to kill, three years; Arthur
Dixon, larceny, three years; Flor
ence Ridley, colored, larceny, three
The work on the Paducali, Ten-
nessee, and Alabt h: liailroau is
progressing at a lively rate, and
the work from Paris, Tenn., to the
Kentucky State-lino is under con
tract. The rails for the first G
miles, from the State-line South,
are ready to be put down, and it is
thought that the road will be com
pleted to Paris by Christmas. Reg
ular trains from Paducali to tho
State-line were put on last woek.
There is a curious effect wrought
on tho hair and beard of the men
employed in the Martin White
mine at Ward, Nev. The ore is
roasted but no disagreeable per
fumes arise from the heating proc
ess; yet there is some unknown sub
stance that changes the hair, board,
and eye-brows as green as grass.
Tho hair is not injured, but retains
its softness and gloss. It is prob
able the- fumes of the green tint of
copper contained -in the ore change
the hair to that color.
Last Friday -at -Ghewalla, in the
southern part of McXairy County,
Tenn., five imen were instantly
killed by the explosion of a saw
mill boiler belongin g to Mr. Gurley,
who had recenth bought tho mill.
Gurley's body wa. torn into shreds.
The sawyer, Williim Johnson, had
his head torn from hiibody, and it
was thrown 50 yr.nls from the mill
Walter Pitman' : ;;d hi- brother, and
a son of txurk v s v. -re killed. A
negro and one or two Hher persons
were seriously u;; u :
What has Been Done.
Washington Special to Nashville American. 1
Winter has come, Baby McKoo
has returned to the White House,
and Congress has adjourned.
"What has been accomplished
this session?" was asked of Major
James D. Richardson, of Tennes
see, to-night.
"Nothing of
ood to the
country at large,1
ho. "In
fact, after ten months' weary work
not one single bill that will inure
to the general benefit of the masses
of the people of this' country has
become a law.. Nearly every bill
in the nature of general legislation
that has emanated from tho Repub
lican side this session has been a
vicious bill. The Republican par
ty has been in control of tho legis
lative and executive branches of
the Government and they have used
their power unhesitatingly. At the
verv bofrinninrr a set of fno- rules
V K- lJ O O
were adopted and enforced by tho
tyrannical speaker by which debate
on public questions has been cut
off or so limited as to effect the
same result. The minority has
been bound hand and foot, unablo
to obstruct vicious legislation or
assert their rights. Scenes have
been enacted during the past ten
months in the House of Represen
tatives that arc without parallel in
the history of this country, and I
sincerely trust they will never be
repeated. The Republicans have
been prating on economy, but the
expenditures this session will ex
ceed the revenues by over $100,
000,000. The dependent pension
bill is an outrageous measure, and
places a burden of at least 40,000,
000 a year on the shoulders of the
people. Tho tariff bill, which Pres
ident Harrison signed to-day, I will
not discuss. Eyvry one under
stands that it increases tho burden
of taxation, and will prove espe
cially oppressive to the South. The
Federal election bill, which passed
the House, and which will doubt
less become a law next session, is
an infamous attempt to take from
the States tho right to regulate
their own.eleetions, ami place them
in control of the Federal Govern
ment, backed by Federal bayonets.
This bill was aimed directly at the
South, as is also tho Congor lard
bill, which the House passed. And
the unseating of Democrats legally
elected members of this House is
not the least of the sins the Repub
lican party will have to answer for.
can call to mind not one single
thing in the nature of general leg
islation affecting the peace and
prosperity of the whole people en
acted by this Congress that will
i . 1 m . i i
result m good, leu niontns ami
millions of the people' funds have
been wasted- absolutely thrown
Senators Gray and Voorhees wero
also seen, and' were very earnest in
their declarations that the session
has been fruitful of nothing good.
' This session," said Voorhees, "has
been the worst of the many I have
ueen connected witii, ana its legis
lation, where it accomplished re
i, ,
suits, is most injurious ana nns
chievious to the laboring interests
of the country."
Senator Gray agreed with Sena
tor Voorhees. " This session," said
the Delewarcan, "has been run by
revolutionary methods, and as such
will be notorious in history. The
majority seems to have regarded
it as necessary to impose tho most
burdensome taxes ever attempted
on the American people. Partisan
and class legislation has been the
session's distinguished character
istic. The taking ux of the force
bill in December would be a logi
cal sequel to tho legislation of this
session. That bill is nothing but
an extraordinary measure to per
petuate tho power of tho Republi
can party. It contemplated tho in
troduction of an absolutism which
has no place in American tradi
tions or parliamentary history."
Newspaper Subscription Laws.
If newspaper subscribers would
carefully observe the following ex
plicit subscription laws they would
probably save themselves trouble :
1. Subscribers who do not givo
express notice to tho contrary aro
considered as wishing to renew
their subscription.
2. If subscribers order the dis
continuance of their periodicals,
the publisher may continue to send
them until arrearages aro paid.
3. If subscribers neglect or re
fuse to take their periodicals from
the post-office to which they are
directed, they aro responsible until
they have settled their bills and
ordered them discontinued.
4. If subscribers move to other
places without informing the pub
lisher, and the papers are sent to
the former address, they are held
5. The courts have decided that
refusing to take periodicals from
the post-office or removing and
leaving them uncalled for, is prima
facie evidence of intentional fraud.
G. If subscribers pay in advance
they are bound to give notice at
the end of the time, if they do not
wish to continuo it ; otherwise, the
publisher is authorized to send it,
and the subscriber will bo respon
sible until an express notice with
all arrearages is sent to the pub
lisher. The latest postal laws are such
that the publisher of a newspaper
can arrest any one for fraud who
takes a paper and refuses to pay
sor it. Under this law the man
who allows his subscription to run
along some time unpaid and orders
it discontinued, or orders the post
master to mark it "refused" and
have a 'postal card sent notifying
the publisher, leaves him liable to
arrest and fine, the same as for
The above laws apply in a gen
eral way, but not directly to sub
scribers to The Chronicle. Our
terms aro strictly cash, and all -subscription
are discontinued at ex
piration of time paid for, unless
wo have instructions to the con
trary. Pub.
Boss Houk made a speech yes
terday in which he boasted of his
vote for the Lodge bill, predicting
that it would pass at the coming
session and that the result would
be the substitution of thirty-eight
negroes for that number of South
ern Democratic Congressmen. No
doubt Houk would then bo in much
more congenial company. Mem
phis Avalanche. 4
The only reciprocity really un
derstood by the Republican lead
ers is that which has been estab
lished between them and the man
ufacturer. The manufacturers pro
vide tho campaign funds and the
Republican leaders reciprocate by
taxing consumers to enric h the man
ufacturers. Louisville Courier
Journal. Wouldn't it just be too awfully
awful if Gen. Jim Williams beats
old Houk for Congress up in the
Second ? Athens Tost
The big guns from Washington
are all coming home to help swell
the Democratic majority in No
vember. Columbia Herald.

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