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. ( r 01 1 1 1 TT 1 I v lJlJlLi v I KM C t 1 9 jVoi XIV. .No. l'J. .mih.n. ti;nn., 1 i i;i;iu ai:v ij, iv.7. 1 1 A THL. CLMt HAL ASSf Mt'.LY. Governor Tn) lor has Mnt-d the ! Jam ; criminal costs bill, tic I Iran- Ltlifii j t'liit. iitiary lease bill and the bills n-fering t attorneys-LNn.ral. 1 h. ptiv.ag" of the bill iu abolish the oljiee of Mlpel il!. )iclit (if (he I eapitil has 1 1 L -1 1 the iron into the i j nulls of several hundred applicant fr that jMi. il inn. I TIk Jams liill I ns cut the f.a i j of magistrates just oii-t li itd. ! Tim house has voted to abolish j the Stato hoard of equalization, i Si ron;; speeches Were made a;aiit tin1 board, alleging cxtsawe.:!. nee on ! tin part of its 11 H III 1 M TH, The Chambers gold contract bill, which failed of passu;;' in the sen ate last week, simply provided that nil contracts hereafter made in the Stati" to he paid in gold May he paid in gold, silver, or paper, at the op. tion of the debtor. The bill pr.scd the house, but lacked a constitu tional majority in the senate. A motion to reconsider was entered on the journal, and the bill may be brought up at any time, its pas sage, however, is not certain. Tho senate has passed tin bill making lobbying a felony, which lias been signed by the governor. Tho bill to reduce tho salaries of State officers has been rejected. Tho senate passed tho bill appro priating 50,000 for tho Tennessee Centennial Exposition. Tlio orig inal bill called for $ 100,000. A bill providing for the appoint ment of election commissioners in nil counties having a population of less than 50,000 has passed in tho general assembly, and awaits the signaturo of tho governor. The eloctiou for State officers will not take place until after tho recess of tho general assembly. It is thought that tho railroad commission bill will probably pass the house before tho recess. The senate has passed the house bill to give employers of fimis or corporations first lien for wages. Also the bill to enable personal rep resentatives of deceased persons to prosecute suits under the pauper's oath, awaits tho signaturo of the governor. The sonate has passed the bill to repeal tho charter of Camden. The house has concurred iu the senate amendment making the re cess from February 12 to March 8, and tho assembly will adjourn to day for a three week's recess. A COMFAUATIVK STATKMENT. As to the Administration of Comptroller Allen and Harris. As a great deal is being said just at this time about the comptroller's office, -and as Mr. Harris' adminis tration has been pronounced, from some sources, an expensive one, es pecially when compared with his predecessor, Mr. Allen, we are in clined to the opinion that the fol lowing comparative statement of the collections and expenses of tho two officers, furnished by Mr. Har ris, will be of interest: Ilevenue collected during Allen's four years, from February , 1889, to January 31, 1803: Total receipts ?7,70:J,W4.0l Less borrowed money, $.ri98,7J5.00 Less direct tax fund . ..402,!XW.r9- l,ooo,7o;.5 0,701,371.11 Revenue collected during Harris' four years, from February 1, 1803, to January 31, 1897: Total receipts $7,G34, 1(H . r.r Less direct tax $51,502.11 Less penl. cntiary bonds etc., etc 030,807.14- C8,429.a 6,845,675. 'JO Harris' collections exceedod Al len's by $111,304.19. Compensation paid Allen for four years, taking the report of the 1893 Lin-. ciunii.iH e (t .1 .,. v Compel. -at ion j.-dd llarr f , , r four )ear-: ..., ' i! 1 ! I 'i i ' i. ),.., T"! .1 I "H. j , ..... li . I.., , , ! Ian t-' com pi 1 1 : n imi wa- 'i - than Allen's by i;;,sr,:; j:,. Coinpi iwii iun j aid Allen' 1r, , clerks for f v . 1 1 r ji ars, ? T('.J.!. ). i '. ... . . . . -iii , v mil jien-ai iun pan Harris c.j i.s for f-air y-ar-. -",';) 1... I. 1 Ian -iV com pen , at ion for ch-(d liii e exceeded All ll's by 'l ,("'. '''J'J. HarriV omp ii.sati'Hi ami cm penati'n for clerical help was than All, u s compels hat ion andcoi-peii-ation f.,r clerical hel-i by j .t vi ;!:;. Harris had a mu h larger f-.fe, and the result i pioved (he invt.1 melll to be a u'ood one for the Stic. Allen's otiiee expense fo,1 fa i p years was S3e'.."i0.-K Han i.-.' o.'iiia' expense for f 'ir years was t''j,'J()l.lt. Hani.',' ofiiee cxiieiise exceedt 1 .tlen h ly H, but more thai ! All ( I this dihereiice was f pent in icfurt-', ishing the oilice throughout ami i: I)urchasing file cases, which wil last for tweiity-tiye years. Undj the law he was reipiired to furnisi blank reports for four j ears for liv hundred county officials. The following is a nummary f the above: Entire cost to State of Allen in conducting the oOice: lll'!l S l'(iniicis;il inn . $-.7.!i.4.-.i Clerical eiiniii'Miil;iii Ollll '.M'Xpi'llM' l.',i,'.' :,,.".. is Total 4'.'.-.7.'J'j Entire cost to Stilts of Harris in conducting the office; larris'coiii nsatiiin li.mio am Clerical coiiipciiiaiiuii ".r.L'i.ri Olllce expense 0,'jol m Total lT.:; Harris' administration cost only 1,2;9.21 more than his predeces sor's, and yet he collected more by 114,301.15. Allen's collections were mostly current revenue, which is cheaply collected. Harris' collections were made so large because it is in a great measure delinquent revenue. The annual average reduction in assessment during Harris' four years as compared with Allen's four years amounts to 13,125,002. On the 1891 and 189(5 assessments the rate was reduced 33 ; per cent, During the past eighteen months privileges have been reduced 19 per cent. During the first year of Harris' term occurred tho greatest panic in history. During Allen's term our State never experienced such prosperity, as the tax aggregates go to prove, In the face of these difficulties Harris beat his predecessor Sill,. 301.19, and his predecessor far ex ceeded in collections any former comptroller in Tennessee. In view of these facts had Harris simply equaled Allen's collections he would have collected 81,000,000 less than he did collect. The subject of "good roads" can not be kept too prominently to the front. Why should we not have good highways? We liavo taken refuge too long in the cry that we are so young. Hardly anywhere in Europe would the mud and ruts of our American highways be tol erated. A Texas editor replying to the querry "Do Hogs Pay?" says that a great many do not. They wil take the paper for several years, and then some day tho paper will be sent back marked "refused." OH e LOCAL AM) I'EMSONAL NLWS. Mr. !'. I a id-oii, of VYay,wn !i to . n la.-t Monday. V. A. I.a;.hl. e aid Pari- a t' i's ; i-it S.alnnliy. M r. 'i . K. Mmcliliaiiks, nun haul a! i,:.!'. ' 'I I'll -' e, 1 I Ve! V.i.-i ! l.i.S I , y. .1 .1. I'. ( 'aiip h ft f. r hoine ."nn.iav, ha; win M i l' a- ill to. 111" I 1'. U'. M.-sM'... II. ('. Aden and Maik A. ' r . I i a i Wed M , of llolladay, were in town a lay. s-:-;. S. Ij. Peeler, c.si j., aiul ll"ii. .laim s Jelfiiys fpep.t Tuesday at Nashwlle. Mi. !.(). Myatt,..f Wim:o, Ky., i- yi-itii".: the family of his uncle, Ml. W. A. Meele. M r. .1. T. Spence.a pro!niiient cit- n of li-ar Ti w a neie asi Friday on business. M. - :. (I. 1'. i:atein,nn,.Ias. M. Jid.-hlee, and A. J. Saunders were at Nahv ille this week. Marriage licenses have been is sued by County Cleik (i. 15. (iieer to II. L. Melton and Thetie Spent e. Mrs. T. J-. Avia s visited at Cam- d. n the latter part of the week Po; corn spondeiit averly Sent- me Mr. V. 1'. Moni-, of liig Sandy, was in the city Tuesday on legal business. He reports things lively around his town. Paris Press. Mr. James F. Presson and family left last Tuesday for their home at Ijyh', after a visit to relatives and ld friends here. Miss Tennie Stockdale, of Dan ville, and Mr. Yossio Nunnery, of Chalk Level, have entered school at llenton Seminary this week. Tin; measles are spreading here. Vmong tho latest victims reported are Misses I hi Lashlee and Mary Collins. Messrs Jesse Hall and John Hushing are some better. A number of other cases are reported. Mrs. .1. 1 Pierce, of Point Mason, who has been visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. 11. J. Domar, north west of town, left Tuesday to join her husband at Pans, where they will reside in the future. John It. Corbitt, who resided 1 miles north of town, died last Sat urday morning, after a short illness, The deceased was stricken down with paralysis several months ago, and rcently he contracted pneumo nia, which culminated in his death. We extend sympathy and condol ence to the bereaved family. The interment took place at Camden Cemetery. According to the report of the insurance business in this State, re cently published by the insurance commissioner and State treasurer for the year lS9t, four companies out of seventy-five doing business in Tennessee received moro than 100,000 each in net premiums, and of the four the Guardian, of Mem phis, received the net sum of $100, 608.71. The other three are old line companies of many years business in the State, and are backed by millions of assets. The wonderful success attained by the Guardian in so short a time must be a source of satisfaction to Tennesseeans the Guardian being strictly a State company and its claim to a liberal share of the insurance of the State is thus forcibly demonstrated. The amount of risks taken during 1890 was over $0,000,000, and this, to gether with the large net premium receipts, is conclusive proof of the immense popularity of the conipa ny with the insurance public over the State. I I s e iv Me,,,-,. ,,f M,. s;d (,,!, . l.i fir ('loj ', I!, ..'!., Wn-t III ill ly (!e. .-.: royiil by tiie Wedni.'iiy aft r i.o. -n. '1 he I'.le on , i li a t d fri:i a i!i fi ( t i V e eh ill" ay , 1. 1 id I he io, .f was ! e i; ly eXtii ;!!!. hed In fore the life v. a i e! ,! ;'i i !m"1. Mr. (1. ". Flop-uce v. cut to Cam den Wednesday to six si 1 teitdaxs or t 'A o wei k h with his mot her, is ter.and brother. Mr. Florence has In en e!ost cotilined in his i t, in all winter, and is entith d to n vaca tion. Lexington Pro-re h. SheHJ W. A. Lashle,. and Mr. (). P. I.a.-hlee carried John Morgan to Pohvar yesterday to eon line him iu the iiisai e asylum. Morgan was luoiight here from Holla lay last Week. This is the third time he has been Kent to the asylum, and he has been discharged from that instution as cured. Mr. I. W. (iibsoli received a tel ephone uiet-.-r'.-e yesterday morning from Nashville to the etfect that fur tht r proceedings in the general as m t.ibly relative to the repeal of the hv.rter of Camden had been i-top-ped and it had been referred hac k to the voters n siding in the corpor ate limits of the town. Key.T. F. Cason will hold regu lar services nt Shiloh ne:.t Sunday forenoon at im.ak In tic niter- noon he will hold communion ser vice and church conference at (low. lis Chapel at 3 o'clock. Regular services will also be held by him at this place Sunday evening at the usual hour. All are invited. kkom chalk im i.. Special coiTespiinili'lici'. C. H. Kennon is the victim of an ttnek of la grippe. r Mrs. F. G. McElyea is confined to her room with la grippe. L. J. Wilson and wife have mov ed to the farm of N. Wilson. C C. Hollingsworth has movei with his family to Deaverdam. N. Carney, of Humphreys Coun ty, has moved to the old Durdan homestead, south of here. The weather has been so disa greeable the past ten days that our farmers have been occupied repleu ishing the wood-piles. There are several cases of fever of the Texas variety in this com munity. It is a mild form, and is not considered seriously by local hysicians. Since the recent heavy rains the highways to Camden have been ren dered impassable in many places. There is a remedy for this, if the people will only interest themselves in the matter and build good roads. No magician will answer, for it will take money to build good roads, and every cent expended in this way will be repaid more thau ten fold to every citizen. Chalk Hilt-, February 9. rilOM KAKKKKS SCHOOL-HOUSE. Special correspondence. Vosie and Elmer Hubbs visited here Sunday. llev. Lum Cooper filled his reg ular appointment here Sunday. C. 0. Hubbs, .of llolladay, was tho guest of Briggs Barker Sunday Miss Girlie Smith, of Cypress, was the guest of Miss Nai'a Barker Sunday. Miss Isabella Hardin was the guest of Georgo Barker and family Sunday. Pearl Fowler, of Shiloh, J. II. Nunnery, of Cowells Chapel, and E. E. Jordan, of Zach, visited here Sunday. Barker, February 9. The Chuoxicle ami Nashville Week- I ly Sim $1.75 year. HfOM HOLLA DAY. , , I i tj, e !.;. I. nee i. A. tt, of Melllwaiii, was a iv Si.ti.nl iv. .lo.-i th Ala n, of Devider, wan icre Satin. l i y. Ale A'lai v. a a s'ii:ie hat indis- d la t ii k. L. M. May, - f Mcl llv. ain, whs ere las! Friday. W. V. Harrison was at Poplar S priii' 's las! w erk. J. A. Hraneh, of Jeannette, wim ere la 4 Tiiur.- lay. V. II. F.ite s has i turned from i trip to II ant in: d, 'ii. W. P. I)Lru',s went to Su ir Tree Sat urday on biisii"a-s. Jam "s Siiiotheis, of Garfield, was i ere on a visit Sat urday. Sheriir W. A. Lashlee, of Cam led, was here Thursday. C. P. Noyes, of Camden, was in our midst one day last week. W. F. Ilogers sold w ife, of Poj)- lar Springs, visited here Sunday. Tom ,1. Dodd end (J. P. Holhi- dny, of Camden, were here Friday and Saturday. A. C. Milliard, of Poplar Springs, spent Sunday with his brother, A. H. Pritchard. M. W. Uaber has sold his share ,f the Pritchard Sc Paber stock of in reiiaiiuisi' to A. Ji. In ten am. M. W. P.aber was arraigned be fore Commissioner Thorne at Lex ington last week for alleged viola tion of the revenue laws, but was acquitied. John Morgan, of near this place, has again gone insane, ami he be came so violent that Constable L. L. Watson and C. O. JIubbs took him to Camden last Thursday for the purpose of sending him to the asylum for the insane at Dolivar. This will be the third time ho has been nn inmate of that institution. HoLLADAY, February 9. FKOM COXIIIKUH. lloular ( oi rcspomlemv. M. A. Hatley, of llolladay, was here Saturday. Mrs. Thomas llinson is reported very sick with pneumonia. W. S. Odle was called to Sugar Tree yesterday on business. Sam Odle was at 1'avatt Thurs day and at Kockport Saturday. A. J. Fry left for Broadies Land ing yesterday with the view of en gaging in business. J. J. Allen was hurridly called to the bedside of his father last week, who is very 6ick. Jack Allen says he certainly was born lucky. He recently traded two watches for a gun, and now he is offered a bushel of corn for the gun! CoxBURGn, February 9. FROM COWELLS CHAPKL. lleKnlar correspondence. Miss Emma Smith is visiting at Camden this week. Miss Nora Barker, who has been sick for sometime, is better. The bolt haulers have retired from business since the thaw. B. W. Bridges, J. C. and William Cowell were at Zach last week. An enjoyable entertaimeut was given the young folks at the home of A. J. Holland Thursday evening of last week. J. II. Kee was in the vicinity of Postoak Saturday. Howard is a regular hustler since we has been appointed road commissioner. Cowells Chapel, February 0. A few bushels'of wheat or shelled corn will be taken in exchange for subscription nt the office of The Chronicle, if arrangements can b concluded promptly. f!