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New Era becan tlfyurTc
the 20th day of Feb. 188(5 by
us Bix questions, all of which we
iri"cicu iMviuLiLiy in uur iiexL issue.
J The controversy now pending arose on
our answer to the first question which
U this, No. "1, Was Vie ediior of the
Standard in favor of tlie 50-4 measure
and did lie not vote for it." We answer
ed this unequivocally in the affirmative
and stated that D. F. Wallace editor
. of the Era signed and circulated a pa
per approving the 50-4 measure and
advocated it in his naDer. the Era. and
. in said paper claimed the honor of the
. 50-4 measure as a victory for Col. Sav
age, JJut to be more plain if possible,
we uadie three charges against the ed
itor nf the Era in giving our answer
U) the question above stated.
I We charged him with signing and
circulating the paper approving "the
60-4 measure.'' See our proof of this
charge in this paper under the head of
, ''Who handed the 50-4 paper round?"
2 We .charged the editor of the Era
tvith advocating the 50-4 measure iu
his paper, the Era.
3 We charged him with claiming
the hmwr of "the 50-4 measure" as a
victory for Col. Savage and that the
Legislature had come to Savage iu
f adopting "the 50-4 measure." For
; proof of both these last two charges we
now refer you to our extracts from the
editorials of the New Era in the months
.of March April, May and June 1879,
which extracts you will find verbatim
in this paper unijer the head "Here are
We .charged no set words or form of
yrords but the facts above set forth,
and now submit the Era's language
in s .own 'editorials printed on our
first page under theiead of "old docu
Wejots and ask every candid and truth
fid ffi&o to compare those editorials
with the report of D. F. Wallace's own
private committee, and then decide
who has misrepresented the "Record."
please turn and read that article
carefully and decide for yourselves
whether we have proved these two
charges or not.
The Era denied all these three charg
es hut now admits the first one as you
will iee from his own statements made
last weejt, March 18th 1880. We sub
mit the 'whoje .question now to the in
telligent readers and promise to show
every word w,e have quoted from the
firm insome.ijssiueof that paper,
J9 the Editor of the Standard :
I find the answer to my card to Mr.
Wallace of last week in the shape of a
oip,raunication in the Era this week
gp.e-j "Subscriber," and marked
Wifountain Creek." Does any sane
jnan doubt for a moment that that ar
ftcife was written in McMinnville, and
jo all probability in the Era office?
The article in question is so full of
falsehoods, and so little and mean
throughout, that I feel a hesitancy in
paying any attention to it. My early
.education taught me to look upon a
pan who would strike me in the dark
as I would, one who would enter inv
fiqrn crib in the dark. J have always
found that a jaa who hides behind a
jgcUtious name to assail an individual
baa a character of lijs owu that will
ivot bear ventilating. In regard to the
JufSjeast.upon me and my relatives, I
have only to say that none of us have
ever been charged with repudiating our
The insinuations of "Subscriber" that
I bpught or had anything to do with a
greenback paper at Jackson, and that
I camo here by the solicitation and as
sistance of speculators, is fuL. But
it is useless for me to pay any atten
tion to the falselioods and misrepresenta-
twm of the Era and some who write
for it. They are no sooner cornered
fn ono batch than they set their heads
together to study up others. They are
pilling and ready to uo any means
under heaven to .crush the Standard.
and why? Simply .because it advo
cates houesty . in private aud public
transactions, and is offered , to the peo
ple at a reasonable price.
' As .to speculators, I ask the honest
people of Wrren what are their opin
ions as to whether the Era is not now
told out to be run in the interest of cer
tain politicians and at the expense of
t 3 . . t
ja epui a me democratic party r is
itbjs jiotclw from the fact that it
jvould riot answer the question pro
pounded' by iki Stasdand, to-wit,
Wi 11 .the Era suimort Hon. II. L.
W. Hill, Hon. Asa Faulkner or Gen.
Dibrell for Governor ?' but repued to
the question by saying, .'.'It is flone of
R P. Baker.
Tb Spirit la Rlfto.
-The turnpike spirit is so rife that it
It breaking out in actual work in some
localities. The. citizens of the vicinity
f .Qialesj Creek J actoryhave taken
'matters iu their own hands and turned
out with .wagons aqd scrapers and made
that dreadful Faulkner Hill quite
smooth and .passable. -Whenever
people decide to 4p jf thing nisel yes
ft will be
felied V I
i ns our meau
that all may see what we then
'tfty the following from our
0Wh. .'itonx Salutation of that date :
. "In politics, w'a.take our stand with
the great National Democratic party as
the only hope of the country for the
preservation of our free republican in
stitutions, and for its ultimate success
we will labor and wait.
As regards State politics we intend
to pursue a moderate conservative dem
ocratic course of policy, doing all we
can to heal tho unfortunate breach al
ready made in the party over the
State's finances and cement it in a uni
ted and harmonious organization, ignor
ing minor differences as to financial
measures, but not at tho. expense of
principle and right.
This brings us to define our position
on the State debt question which we do
Iu the settlement of this vexed ques
tion the Standard will ever be found
on the side of what it regards as right.
Hence it will favor the payment of all
honest and just debts as far as the
State is able to meet them. If it is un
able to meet all its liabilities of this de
scription, then we favor an honorable
and equitable compromise to supple
ment the State's inability to pay hon
orable and equitable to both debtor and
creditor. If any fraudulent demands
are made against the State we are ut
terly opposed to paying them, and we
believe the State should refuse to pay
all such, and such refusal is not repudi
ation but self-preservation, the first Jaw
of duty itself."
The question that most directly con
cerns the democracy of this State is the
State debt issue, on this we can not see
how any honest man can object to our
position. ' We say we are in favor of
paying the honed part of the debt "as
far as the State is able to meet" it.
Is there an honed man in Warren
county who objects to this? Again we
say : "It the btate is unable to meet
all its just liabilities" then "we favor
an honorable and equitable compromise
to supplement the State's inability to
Is there an honest man in Warren
county who is opposed to this ?
Again we say : "If any fraudulent
demands are made against the State we
are utterly opposed to paying them and
we believe the State should refuse to
pay all such, and such refusal is not re
pudiation but self-preservation, the first
law of duty to self."
Is there an honest man in Warren
county who can not endorse this? These
are our own words in our first issue,
and this is now our position.
For this the Era assails us and mis
represents us in order to prejudice the
people against the Stakdatd, that he
may haye a monopoly of the printing,
as he has had for years.
THE NEW ERA'S POSITION IN ITS OWN
We have given the position of the
Standard in its own words, as form
erly defined. We now give the Era's
position in its own worda, taken from
the editorials of that paper according
to dates given below.
The Era in its issue of March 25,
1880, claiming to be of the low tax party
says, "it behooves ine low tax party
throughout the fttate to organize, as
speedily as possible. All hope of a
reconciliation between the two elements
in the democratic party has been aban
doned." This is the key note of tho low tax
war cry, issued as tne u,ra assumes
from head quarters.
.Now hear this same Era talk just one
week before, in its issue of March 18,
J880, it says this; 'Jf the bondholders
had given .the.ir consent to such a set
tlement (meaning the 50-4) we have
announced and )unv answer again thai
we would have voted and worked for a set
tlement of the dett at 50-4." !
Very good, M? Era, you had but
one solitary reason for not voting for the
50-4, and that was because the bond
holders had "not riven their consent to
such a settlement. Now of course you
did not object to the 50-4 on account of
nigh, taxes, for you in endorsing tot.
Savage make him say and he repeats
it daily on our streets, that he was
ready last April 24, 1879, and is still
ready to vote a 50 cents tax on the
$100 to pay the debt whenever the
bondholders and people agreed upon
See the extract from the Era of
April 24, 1879, on the first page of the
standard, this issue, under the head
of "Here are the Documents." We
want the people whom he calls on to
"organize to look at that 50 cents tax
and say how that will do for "low."
Wfl want the honest people of Warren
to say what they think of the editor of
the ra when he does not object to the
high tax of the 50-4 measure himself, but
accuses us of being a high tax organ,
because we voted for the 50-4, after
having hmn led toils sunnort bv a neti
tion in the hands of J.' F. Wallace
who signed it himself and asked us to
sign it and then advocated it in tbe col
limns of the Era, and claimed it as Col,
Savage's measuEe and a "grand victory9
If the editor of the Era can sign and
"hand around" the petition for the 50-4.
and then advocate it and claim it as $
. X'"' the a 3che.
-naiioo, uijyiu, oiejcu, is that you 7
We thought you were gone under?
"Yes, but thanks to 'journalistic
honesty,' I scrambled out after a week's
struggle but that avalanche of 'old
document was a devilish cool affair
and especially at this time when the
Era was trimming its sails for a hw tax
raid on the 'dear people."
"Well, David, how about your com
panions, the Committee and the Colo
nel?" "Well, you know the Colonel is an
old horse in politic he's hard to
catch but the Committee are swal
lowed up without the benefit of clergy."
"Well, David, you certainly are
tooled off by the process and toned
down considerably ; no doubt that was
a 'cool aflair as you say, but it may
prove profitable to you hereafter. Now
since you are cooZ tell us just how you
got out from under the avalanche of
those old documents of yours?"
"Well, you see, as we said, the Col
onel is an old fellow in such calamities,
and we ourselves have been in the busi
ness about 25 years and our escape was
wholly owing to our 'journalidie ltonetty,'
wliich you know but little about from
your WAnt of experience, but which is
the most wonderfully elastic thing
known to man. It can be stretched so
as to cover the six sides of a mathemat
ical cube without the least strain on its
"Indeed 1 Indeed!! We confess we
know nothing about it. So good morn
ing, Davy. We prefer "the old fash-
ion honesty" which requires men to
stand up to what they say and especial
ly what they sign !
HERE'S SOME M0BE OF THE SAME I
What? "Journalistic Honesty."
D. F. Wallaoe in his paper this week
quoted from the Cookville Echo a part
of its lecture to the Era and Stand
ard, quoted that part which applied
to the Standard, and left ofi what the
Echo said personally to D. F. Wallace.
We now give the other part that part
which is applied to the Era alone.
Yes, "there's more to follow," and
here it is :
Bro. Dave, if you did sign that paper
of writing, and you did carry it around
aud get others to sign it, A. M. Bur-
ney among others, come up like a lit
tle man and tell the Standard man
that you did do it, and you did favor
the 50-4 measure in its incipijney and
that the Legislature did come to Sav-
e. 1 his is the right doctrine: if you
don't the Standard man, McDuff
like, will "lay ou" until you will have
to "repent in sack cloth and ashes."
Tina Issue of tbe Standard All
Priuted at Home.
It was decided when we bought the
Standard that as soon as practicable we
would print the entire paper at home.
We take pleasure in informing our
readers that we have now put that de
cision into execution, and present them
this issue of the Standard as an evi
dence of tbesame, all printed in Mc
Minnville, on an extra article of fine
and beautifully tinted paper, manufac
tured at Manchester, Coffee county, by
the Stone Fort Paper Company.
We therefore unfurl the Standard
to-day in its home dress, and in behalf
of home institutions, and home enter
prises. It is in deed and in truth a
Mountain CityEnterprise, devoted to
the interests of all the people of the
mountain district and adjoining coun
ties. . We ask the readers of the Standard
to examine closely the article of paper
we use, the mechanical neatness of the
printing, the matter and tone of the
editorials and selections, the literary
and moral character of the paper, to
gether with the class of advertisements
found in this issue, as well as the gen
eral directories, market reports and
general miscellaneous news, and decide
for themselves whether they can afford
to be without such a paper in their
families and around thoir firesides,
when it posts only $1 o year, postage
pre-paid. Contrast the Standard
with other county papers that you have
been accustomed to read and then de
cide as to your duty jn the premises.
We want every family in Warren coun
ty to have the paper, as well as many
iu adjoining counties, and for this pur
pose we will stijl furnish it awhile long
er at $1. But every thing is going up,
and especially paper, and we will be
compelled to raise our subscription price
The Standard has more than twice
doubled its list of subscribers, and bIIII
they come daily. Let every family in
the county come up and get it while it
is only II a year.
If any of our subscribers fail to get
their papers they will please report the
fact to this office at once. e mail
every paper ourselves by the list evary
Saturday morning by 9 o'clock.
American uemocruE) . ouy ou
the Third Terra policy. Mr. Jeffer
"If some termination to the servi
ces of the Chief Magistrate be not
fixed by the Constitution, or soppiied
by practice, his office, nominally for
veare, will in fact become for life, and
history sliows how easily that degenerates
into an inheritance."
These are the words, tho precise words
of him whom we honor as the author of
the declaration of our independence as
well as the ablest statesman of his age.
The Second Contrast.
The Standard uniformly has de
clared itself in favor of a united democ
racy and a united efiort for a grand vic
tory in both State and National elec
tions, The Era in its editorial of this
week, March 25th, 1880, declares that
"all Iwpe of a reconciliation between
tbe two elements of the democratic
party is now abandonod."
What has occurred Mv Era, to cause
you to abandon "all liopeV What has
come over the spirit of your dreams?
Have you concluded that you and your
pets can not be elected, and that you
will therefore split the party ?
Yes, that's the thing of its kind above
all others. If you want a map of Ten
nessee that gives every thing ever giv
en by any other and more besides, call
and see this one in the Standard office.
It is now a Standard map in the Stand
ard office. It has a patent attach
ment never before used, and for con
venience surpasses all others. For sale
cheap. See Mr. A. M. Jones, agent,
and "help" him all you cau on the 1st
Thursday of August.
Died, March 11th, 1880, Aged nine months
lacking a few days, little Cora McAfkb.
This little flower, though it faded early ns
iweeteet flowers often do, has been tram-
planted to a fairer clime, where the chilli ug
winds and storms of eaith can never reach
her. Farewell dear little Cora, no more on
earth will thy sweet smiling face be seen,
but thy precious form is ever present in our
nicmorr. Thy infant heart Was pure as the
untrodden snow, thy spirit gentle as the
morning dew. Thou art gone to join thy
kindred angels in mansions ou high.
Yervilla, Tenn. R. A. A.
l'eoplc Will See!
Yes, and those whose eye-sight need
a little assistance to see should caI at
once ou our friend L. F. Jeanmaire.
His new stock of Spectacles, Jewelry,
Watches, Chains, Clocks and Silver
ware is now complete. Call and get a
choice pick. He has notions too, and
is anxious to share them with his fel
low citizens. m27-2t.
The Owl department or the depart
ment of the Owl has been established at
the suggestion of a friend to prevent
KuKluxisra as well as the offenses that
lead to that lawless court For instance
if a man becomes P';rorious for any
meanness the owl will touch up his
case for the Standard without railing
names, and this may save him a visit
from the KuKlux. If temperate peo
ple so-called should visit the saloons by
night the owl will take notes of the
Tli Popular Corner Drag Store.
W. H. Fleming, McMinnville, dealer
in Drugs, Standard Patent 'Medicines
and Chemioals, Toilet Articles, Soaps
and Furfumery, , Braces, Trusses,
Sponges, Cigars and Tobacco; Pure
Wines and Liquors for Medicinal pur
poses. The finost stock of Fishing
Tackle ever brought to McMinnville.
Fresh Garden Seeds ; Paints, Oils and
Varnishes. Prescriptions carefully
compounded. Every thine in the
drug lino at reasonable rates. : ,ro27
The College Sociable.
We have been too busy this week
even to be social much less attend so
ciables. But we are glad to learn that
our friends had a splendid affair of this
sort at the Femala College Thursday
evening which was in numbers, enjoy
ment, and "roceipta of the evening"
the largest one of the series heretofore
1XDEX TO THIS NUMBER.
General Directory Country Churches
Lodges ; Courts; Town. Professional Cards!
That Ei parte Committee ; The Requiem j
Wanted: Here are the Documents them
selves; High Tax; Journalist!" Honesty ;
Who Started ItT; Ooing Around and Hand
ed Around ; Card to D. F. Wallaos ; Singu
larity of Name ; Editorial Notices ; Reme
dies; A great year for this Country; Gen
eral M ah one. 3
The Sword of Damocles; A good Man
Slandered; Memphis Semi-Centennial ; Mc
Mlnnfille District -Appointments; Are the
Children at Home?; Leaves of Gold ; Logi
ck) niton ; Oar Evening of Prayer; Tcm
peranot Statistics ; Take a Pper,(the Staxd
ARD): New aud Approved Books; Job Of
flee; List of frh Advertisements,
er 4 Co1 V
has been at ho."rTiw
among his friends V.c.
Mr. and Mrs. W. II. Smartt were in town
one day this week, and their lovely daugh
ter, Miss Anna It. Smartt, spent several days
among her friends in McMinnville.
Wm. Collier Esq., one of the best and most
energetio farmers of Pleasant Cove, was in
town yesterday. He always has something
to sell and knows exaotly where to sell it.
Miss Jeuuie McClurty, of Louisville,
Ky., niece of Mr. Cyrus McClarty, accompa
nied Mrs. Cyrus McClarty home recently
from that city, aud is now sojourning in our
Col. John S. Wood, of Readyville,
was on a visit to his brother Col. Ed
Wood, this week. He too, wants the
J. T. Quarles, merchant of Sparta, accom
panied by his wife spent Tuesduy night in
McMinnville on the way to Nashville, and
returned to our town ou their way back Fri
day. , ,
Mr. Arsey Womack, of Horse-Shoe Fulls,
called on us a few days ago and suid all is
quiet and peace along the Caney Fork bor
der and the people want the Standard.
They shall have it without much money and
at a very low price.
We are pleased to learn that Prof. John
Brents, of Woodbury, is recovering from his
late serious illness and that the school over
which he presides has been re-opened and is
in operation under the charge of Miss Cora
Jones and Mr. John McAbe.
Miss Susie Jeanmaire, a bewitching and
beautiful brunette from McMinnville, has
been visiting friends at Uillsboro, and has
returned to her mountain home very much
to the regret of all who met her while here
especially one young man. Franklin Re
view and Journal.
Mrs. Thos. Almond who had made all her
arrangements to return North, sold her farm
on tbe Sparta rod one day this week to
Mr. Snmuel Black, and left her many
friends and -acquaintances on Thursday for
O. We regret to lose such good citizens
but she acts very naturally in the course she
George W. Parks, of Collins river, was in
town this week for the first time for mnny
weeks on acoount of his attliotion arising
from that old wound received at Perryville,
Ky. His wound was sadly neglected on
that hnrd fought field for two days before
he received the necessary surgical attention
and it Was then poorly dressed, and as a
consequence his leg is still crooked and
shorter than tbe other.
W. N. Kitchey intends to start to
Rockburry, Kansas, soon. lie called
and subscribed for the Standard be
fore going wise choice that the
Standard will be a capital thing to
have out there.
Still at the Old Klaud.
H. L. Walling desires to say to his
old friends and customers that he is
now almost daily receiving additions to
his Spring aud Summer Goods. He
has everything usually kept in the dry
goods line. Hats, shoes and clothing,
and over and above this he keeps con
stantly on hand queensware, hard
ware and things that will wear well,
such as Leather, Lasts and Awls, (lie
things Hie sliocmaker is said to have kill
ed his wife with, as well ns all other
Shoe Findings which cannot be found
any where else in town. Also cotton
cards not made out of cotton but for
cotton, and a fine article of Suit, the
real Chloride of Sodium.
And if you haven't got a Bible and
are unable to buy one, call on Lossing
and he will take pleasure in presenting
you one in behalf of the American Bi
Election First Thuridayin Augutt Next.
We are authorized to annouuee
, A. M. JONES
as a candidate for the office of Trustee and
Tax-Collector, of Warren County at the
August election, 1880.
To the voters of Warren, Coffee, Cannon,
Grundy. Bedford, Franklin, Lincoln,
Rutherford and Moore counties: I hereby
respectfully make known to you that I am
a candidate for Chancellor of the Fourth Di
vision, which position I now ho!d by appoint
ment. Election Thursday, August fi, 1880.
JNO. W. BURTON.
Murfrecsboro, March 9, 1880.
We are authorized to announce
W. Li. STEAKLEY
as a candidate for re-election to the office of
SlierifT of Warren C ounty
at the election in August, 1880.
Is a candidate for re-election to toe office of
Trustee and Tax Collector.
Thankful for the trust confided by his fel
low-citizens, he respectfully solicits them to
continue thei. preference and try him again.
arm jnouse Iprkr Mop.
1IA2E7 & TAYLOR, Proprietors.
All Kinds of Tonsorial Work
DONE IN THE
NEATEST andMOST APPBOYED STYLE
-AND AT TOE
LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES,
Done at all times of the day and till 10
o'clock at night. We ask the people of the
county to give us a trial. Satisfaction in
work and prices guaranteed. Call and see
us. . nir27
tCThrnflC AND RAP AIR IK
done at all times and on reasonable terms,
We ask the citizens of Warren aud adjoining counties to give us a trial and encourage
home industry. We give our personal attention to all work done at our shop, and will at
an rimes ne giaa to wait upon customers.
March 13, 1880.
W. C. WOMACK,
WOMACK & C0LVILLE,
Opposite the Warren House, McMinnville, Ttnn.,
Do a General Merchandising Business in
QUEENSWARE, BOOTS AND SHOES,-
HATS, CLOTHING and NOTIONS.
MR. LAFAYETTE THAXTOX, of Hickory Creek, '
Is engaged in business with them, a clever young man, who will appreciate a
call from his many old friends.
The firm will try to keep up the character of
the old house for selling goods of SUPERIOR
QUALITY, and make a reputation for them
selves by selling them cheap for cash.
country PRonnm?. V
Taken in Traffic at Cash Prices.
A Good Place to Trade Try Them.
W. S. MADDUX & CO.,
LARGE READY MADE SlflvIPl AlWAYS B STORE,
Including Everything Needed to Ennij a Lady or Gentleman for Horse Back Riding,
And all the Findings Necessary fcr Fitting up Work of all Descriptions.
Also, Upper, Sole and Harness Leather. '
A.11 Shop "Work Guaranteed..
Iligliest Casli Prices Paid for Hales of all Kinds, and Fur Skins.
wlii m. ' -;
I have on liandn full line of (lie very licit brand uf unking mid llewtlng Movra.
The justly celebrated liOIJ) MIOIHI, is one of the finest us well ns the beBt cooking
stove manufactured. It is fully warranted to give perfect satisfaction in every particular.
Call and see the best mid prettiest stive you ever saw. Don't bring your lady with you
unless you want to buy one, for you will surely have it to do. I also keep a full and com
plete line of f j-
TIN, SHEET IRON AND COPPER-WARE '
always ou hand stlowpriees for cash. I will fill hII omIci-n ol ounlrr Mr
( hanlM at IVaxhvHIe Tricrx. ROOF1XU AXl) tiVTTRRlXG A SPECIALITY.
Shop on east Main street,
MORFORD & BILES,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Have a full assortment of the celebrated genuiuo KOL'TII IIKKD CHILLED1
PLOW'S, excelled by none, and warranted to give entire satisfaction. Also Just re
ceived IOO Itllekle'M Double ftfiot i'I, tbe best in the market, i...
Agents for Threshers, Mowers and Itenpers, Wheat
Fans, Corn Shcllers, Fodder Cutters, Cider Mills, nm.
Improved Tennessee Wagons.
fill SEll FOR CASH i MHE IS CHEAP AS HIE GHLIPEST.
Mountain City Hotel,
W. H. BROOKS, Proprietor. : l
East jSide of the Public Square, McXIXS VILLE, TEXX. .
In the basement of the building a meat stall is.tcpt,
furnished with all the fatted meats of the season for
city custom. ! ,
GIVE BEOOKS A. CAXL.
satislucllon Cinarautccu iu an
L,UY13 & t AUi.ft.ftt.lt. i
1 -tt I T-T-nrN
- '?y MAllSS.
McMINN VILLE, Tl'.NN.
A. M. CAWTHON.