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A. Jit BUJtNKY, Editor.
April 24, 1880.
Let any man take up the Memphis
piipera and r6ad the elaborate and our-dial-reception
which the people of that
city, only this week, paid to General
Grant, and see how it corresponds with
theimpudent and malignant filth which
we find in the columns of the Cincin
nati GaztUti. They are from the pen
of the Bloomingtofl porrespondent.
Tobacco Leaf. - " "
"Citisens of I(laomiiltPn are highly
indignant here pyer.jhe action of the
University studenta m selecting Jeff.
Davis to address the literary societies
in June, We are informed, hpweyer,
that the faculty will not allow the invi
tation to be extended, and thus such a
disgrace will be avoided. Too many
soldiers left Monroe county and died
under the tyrannical hand of this arch-
traitor to submit to bis appearappe m
x Why the formal School JInst Go.
The above appears in the Cincinnati
Gazette. We are very far from holding
that any newspaper is responsible for
all it contains, or all that may be con
tributed to its columns by correepon
- dents. In fact it is the duty as well
as the prerogative of the pres3 to repre
sent the true state of p'ublic opinion
when it can do so. If -any considerable
portion of our Indiana friends entcr
. taiu such feelings and sentiments as aro
expressed above, we should know it,
and our only medium for knowing it,
is the press.' And when the Northern
press can afford to publish such expres
sions of animosity toward the South as
the above, without a word of comment
or rebuke, we take it for granted that
in such expressions we have the true
reflex of the press and the people of
We do not, knpw what motives
prompted the students of the university
to fte cptfrse they adopted, nor do we
know what yiew Mr- Davis would have
taken pf the matter if the invitation had
reached him. But we are iuclined to
think that he would have declined
it ty the most respeotful terms,
just as he did a similar invitation ex
tended to him a few years ago in one of
the Western States, to address the
people at one of their agricultural fairs,
Our pbject in this notice is to contrast
the above action of the citizens of
r Bloomington, Indiana, and the faculty
"jil of the university, with the action of the
" citizens of Nashville and othor South
ern cit'wa in 1877 in extending recep
tions to ltutherford B. Hayes, the act
ing but fraudulent President of the U.
B., pu his Southern tour, undertaken
and conducted in his own interest and
to make himself acceptable to the peo
ple whom he had been tho instrument
Mr. Hayes was repefved and treated
wjtj) lh courtesy becoming the high
positiou which hp .occupied, although
it was well known f.hut he occupied it
by the greatest fraud ever perpetrated
in the republic. ' .
Agaiu we ask all who are disposed
o justice in the premises, to contrast
this hit of sectional feeling and peurile
4 animosity with the invitations and re-
r captions very recently extended to Gen.
1 prant by all the leading cities of the
South, and the tone and temper with
whicj he was received at Galveston,
NewQrleans, Vicksburg, Mobile Mem
phis' and L-ittle Rock. ThU oontrast
will show a very great difference in the
two sections whioh is altogether favor
able, to the magnanimity of the South
ern people, and shows the weakness
and pusilanimity, not of the entire
North, but of all who endorse the ac
tion of the faculty above named, and
"' all who have shown this spirit in other
similar oases, for this is only one of
many such instances that have ac-
purred of late.
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.:u To) Hard.
"Ed. Southern Standard:
, Give U8 an easier question." Paris
: i Post. ' '." ' '
" The above is from the Paris Post in
ftuBwer to a question" we propounded
ufter quoting from the Post what it de
nominated a busiuess-like settlement of
the State debt of North Carolina. Our
Question was this: Is the Post willing
thai the State debt of Tennessee be
settled in the same business like man
, per? Aa the Po4 had given the plan
' and sndprsajj it, we thought our ques
T tion was ppt flnl fair but easy. JM
as"an easier question" is called for, we
will give it. J ft- P4 ln favor 01
nnited democracy above every local is
sue pQJv gitatjng the party T
Dr. Sears has given about $200,000
to support sphocls n Tennessee. in the
past ten years. To the normal school
in Nashville he has given . $12,000 an.
nuuily. He holds $400,000 in Ten
nessee State bonds, on account of the
Peabody Bchool fund. The State re
fuses to pay the interest on this sum.
Disgusted with Tennessee's dishonesty,
Dr. Sears has decided to remove the
Peabody normal school from Nashville
to Atlanta. Tho Doctor's desire to re
move his sohool away from the demora
lizing influences of a rascally non-debt
paying community is commendable. It
will be quite useless to teach morality
from text-books to young men, when
the whole State stands before them a
conspicuous example of respectable and
pious dishonesty. Memphis Avalawlie.
We present the above from the
Memphis Avalanche merely as an item
of news. While we agree with the
Avalandie cordially that people and
States should pay or settle by compro
mise their honest debts, we do not en
dorse the spirit manifested by Dr,
Sears iu the above etatement. It
smacks too much of that high pressure
process so often resorted to in these
days to bolster the cause of truth and
justioe. Dr. Sears is only the agent of
the trustees of the Peabody fund aud
individually has done as little for the
education of the people of Tennessee
as some of her humblest citizens; but
he does not often fail when occasion
presents itself to advertise himself in
that connection a great benefactor to
the people of the South. His individ
ual bencficenoe in the matter is of that
sort that comes freely and with great
pomp after it has been well paid for in
the way of high salaries. Tennessee
is justly under lasting obligation to
the memory of Mr. Peabody for his mag
nificent bequest to the cause of educa
tion ia the South, and especially for
the favors bestowed upon her in that
particular, and many thousands of
her children will rise up to bless his
name for it, But the truth demands
that the credit should be bestowed
where it belongs.
If Dr. Sears stoops to lake revenge
on Tennessee for what her people have
not yet done, but for what only a lew
have threatened to do, he thereby
proves himself unworthy of the position
he occupies, and unfaithful to the trust
confided to him as agent of the Pea
body fund. Tho people of Tennessee
do not propose to ba put under the lash
of every red-tape individual who may
assume to abuse her iuto measures. It
is right that Tennessee should pay all
her just debts whenever she gets ready
tdo it, and she does not mean to be
intimidated by threats or driven by
false notions of reproach to do it before,
There are other claims against her as
just as this, and more meritorous which
she has been unable to meet and will
likely not be able to discharge for
many years. Yet the holders of these
claims have not overiooKeu ine mis
fortunes of our gallant old State, and
are willing to be patient with her while
sho passes through the dread ordeal of
inability on the one hand and the
threat of repudiation on the other.
And if Dr. Sears now wishes rashly
to join in with the oause of demagogues
to extort from our people at this inau
picious moment, premises that the
State cannot make with honor and
safety, just let him do so and take the
consequences and remove the norma
sohool away if that is what he desires
and lennessee will taso care ot herseli
in the premises.
The Era'i Position Defined by Itself.
The Era says March 25, 1880 :
If the managers of the Nauhvillo
Centennial Exposition, haye failed to
invite Jeflerson Pavis to be there, it is
pimply inexcusable, and more, it is a
repronrh to Nashville. He is one of
m.t prominent men in the South,
and justly deserve to be treated as
euch. IleUa ftatesraau-and a soldier
that no country would be ashamed of,
-.i it is the South, and not that ex
yr fear of a false notion of loyal-
We suggest t the Nashville Centen
ninl that they ask the city of New York
to lend the centennial.Cleopatra's needle
to be put on exhibition. 1 he young
ladies of this day will be curious to see
what kind of an instrument Lleopatra
used in sewing. lobacco Jjeaf.
Cleopatra's needle, at the time it was
made, was no doubt considered a very
fine one, but it would now be classed as
a very coarse needle according to the
modern vocabulary of needles, it being
about 70 feet iu length and 6 feet, on
an average, in diameter and made ou
of granite instead of steel. However,
if any of the nrodcrn Cleopatras wish
to sew with it we have no objections at
J,atiu for Students to Translate.
Thomas Jefferson, ab Italioo semine
crctus, in terra fertili Virginias aura
sestherea yesoi ccepit, dip secundo Apr!
is Anno Domini MDCCXLIII. Su
tutamine patris roatrisque fidilis, prima
ab infanUa docilia puer patefecit prse
claras indoles ad discendum. Perliteros
artesque ingenuas animum excoleus, et
studiis jurisprudents maximam ope
ram dans, juvenis alacer in collegio
Wilhelml et Marise apud Virginienscs
ad gradual academicum admissus fuit,
quod oportet to facere,
No translations repcived except from
students with the endorsement by a re
sponsible person that ihey are such, and
that the translation is wholly the work
of the student who claims it.
"Facilam" for facilera was printed in
our absence last week.
The Lynchburg IScniind comc3 out
boldly for Seymour for President and
A. S. Marks for Governor. The
probabilities are very strong for the
Smtinrfs choice in both instances.
"Organize I Organize II
'It behooves the tow tax party
throughout the State to organize as
speedily as possible for the approach
ing campaign." ,
The prise (yes tho prize of office)
"to be won or lost is worth all tho time
and tryublo that may be necessary to
accomplish tho object.
"Let the order pass from Shelby to
Carter organize, organize. All hope
of a reconciliation between the two elo-
meuts in the democratic party has been
April 1, 1880, the editor of the .Em
calls a county convention for the demo
cracy of Warren and says: "A full
representation of the civil districts in
couuty convention is earnestly desired."
Is this for the democratic party of
which "all hope has heen abandoned t
In the same issue the Era says; ''As
announced by us last week, drawn from
the out-givings of the Anxer'mn, there
will bo a straight out, red hot fight on
the State debt question."
The Era declares a "straight-out red
hot fight on the State debt question."
Hence "no hope of reconciliation" in the
April 15, 1880, the Era copies the
resolutions of the conventions held iu
Wilson and Trousdale counties and
calls them tho action of the "democrat
One of those resolutions says: "Hint
tlte Slate debt question mould enter into
tlie congressional elections, and that we
will not vote for any man for congress
who was in favor of fixing the infamous
railroad debt upon the people." An
other resolution recommends R. E,
hompson for Governor instead of Col.
April 22, 1880, the Era says: "It
seems hard for spme designing men to
separate State from National politics."
Yes Mr. Era, it did seem exceeding'
y hard for those Wilson and Trous
dale county meu to separate the two, and
you yourself say that their action was
democratic. (See above resolution
where they hold that tho State debt
question Bhould euter congressioua
But the wonder of all the wonders is
yet to como,
The Era says in the same issue and
article, April 22, 1880, that; "Being
a low tax or high tax democrat, does
not make Hie one less or the other a bet
ter democrat, nor does the discussion
of tho question necessarily tend to a
division of the party." Why have you
ost "all hope of a reconciliation of the
two elements" then? Was it to lavor
a friend ?
Lost. The position of the New Era
on State and National politics. The
finder will be handsomely rewarded on
return of it to the friends of the Era
who are in confusion and despair as to
what has bocome of that low tax organ
ization whioh the Era called for on the
25th of March last.
Hubbard Cove, April 22, 1880.
To the Editor of the Standard:
We desire through your columns to
express what we believe to be the sen
timent ot this county respecting her
choice lor representative to the coming
Legislature, After a careful survey of
the field, we are satisfied George Kam
sey, Esq., of Viola, Is the man. A
good farmer in full sympathy with the
masses and their interests is what we
want, and Mr. Kamsey possesses the
qualifications in an eminent degree.
A FABLE YlVSn MORAL.
The QuaJ-er and his Honest Friend.
Once ppon a time there lived, in an
Eastern State an honest Quaker, who j
possesed a large share of worldly goods.
The benevolence of his heart often en
couraged his neighbors to approach him
in order to borrow money. As he nev
er took more than lawful interest, you
may be sure ho had many and frequent
applications, yet he was not slow to
scrutinize the securities offered. '
Ilia fame and liberality soon spread
to neighboring cities and towns, which
brought many who had collaterals to
offer as securities for loans. Among
others, a committee of finance of a dis
tant city approached our Quaker friend
and laid before him the securities of
the corporation, pledging all personal
and real estate as the basis of the loan
running a definite number of years.
The old gentleman after a thorough
investigation aud renewed pledges of
le corporation loaned the money. Af
ter a time the citizens of the corpora
tion, to which he had loaned the mon
ey, fell out and a dreadful feud ensued
A great deal of the realty as well as
the personal property, uot only of the
participants but of the collaterals, was
estroyed. In the mean time the inter
est of the debt was going on and the
city was now unable to meet its sacred
iabilities, and after peace and quiet
were restored and municipal authority
again resumed lawful control, the ques
tion as to how to meet tho interest
arose. Some proposed one thing, some
another, as the best mode of paying
the honest old man his interest. At
this moment the old man appeared and
proposed, as they had had a hard time
and a great amount of their property
had been destroyed by their own folly,
to give up the original and take a new
obligation for one half and reduce the
rate of interest to four per cent, in
stead of six as before. Te this the
council agreed but reserved the right
to take the vote of the citizens on the
payment of that amount. The result
was that those who had tho tax
to pay voted for this generous proposi
tion, while those who had no taxable
property voted against it and carried
the 710 payment doctrine. The honest
old man is now thinking and grieving
over "man's inhumanity to man," which
"makes countless thousands mourn."
One Wuo Thixks.
Cent? unial Itenia.
Gen. Jackson's family carriage, made
of the wood of the ship Constitution
and a picture of the General taken in
his youth, will be exhibited at the Ex
position, and a portrait of .Columbus
owned by Gen. Jackson. The old fla,
of the Bloody First Tennessee Regi
raent.in the Mexican war will be carried
at the head of the Mexican war veter
ans to-day. Our friend Vftsquej wi
be along, although our motion last
week did not carry. Gen. Bate
their orator before Mrs. Polk.
The Methodists of Nashville have
applied for the Exposition buildings to
hold a mammoth protracted meeting
in, sometime this Summer. That is
well-thought of move in the right di
rection, and we presume there will be
no beer in theirs.
The business houses generally wi!
be closed in Nashville to-day in honor
of her 100th anniversary.
Twenty millions of copies of Web
ster's Spiling book have been issued
in forty years, and still the good speller
is a rare person. American.
Why? Beoause that speller does
npt teach spelliug in the way it should
bo taught in order to make "the good
speller." The general defect in spell
ing in the United States, as above in
dicated by the American arises from
this fact, and for this reason Webster's
bluB back speller shquld be laid on the
shelf there to remain as a monument
of a good intention but a failure in iU
Let not this yoke of bad spelling be
put upon the rising generation as jt has
been upon the present.
Descrlptip Jack souls.
We publish the following translations
of the Latin of last week subject to
friendly criticisn. If there be grounds
tor criticism, and thev should not
be pointed out, wo will hold all latin
studente who read it, to account and so
Jackson was tall and erect in statue.
His body was leau but firm, and much
enduring of toils. His form noble, his
walk abounding in majesty, The no
ble lineaments of his countenance, blue
eyes brilliant and piercing.
A long nose, eye-brows extended and
arched, his complexion (that) of a vet
He cherished rectitude and integrity
from an inborn love of justice. With
gentle manners, he always rendered
himself affable to all, who wished to
approach him. Although irritable by
nature, he was courteous to friends, lib
eral to servants, urbane to strangers,
humano to soldiers, benencient to the
unfortunate, and kind to all.
The name and fame of the new au
relian hero will Inst, while the father
of rivers shall convey above his waves
the products of the great western val
ley to the delta of the M ississippi and
the bosom of Mexico. J. Edwards.
D, F. HAWKINS,
NICHOLSON HOUSE DRUG STORE.
Has on Hand a Full Line of
ALSO Ay EXCELLENT ASSORTMENT OF
FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES,
SOAPS, BRUSHES, COMBS, TOILET-WATER and PERFUMERY.
All Lovers of good Soda Water Should give him a Call Don't Forget the Plaee,
Nicholson Iiotiso Drug Store,
180 Church Street, - . ' . . NASHVILLE, TENN,
(Successors to CHARLES OHLEMACHER & SONS,)
Hubs, Spokes and Felloes,
Manchester, Tenn. -. .
The Standard's Positiou.
The Standard is for a united demo
craoy in both State and National poll
tics, and against all partizan feuds, and
personal aggrandizement which tend to
divide the democracy of the nation, the
State or the oounty, come they whence
The Standard is m favor of the
nominee of the regular democratic con
ventions from the county officers up to
the President of the United States,
whether they are from Warren couuty
or any other county, from Tennessee or
any other State, from the North or
South, East or West.
The Standard is in favor of low
taxes, and an honorable settlement of
the State debt at the lowest possible
figure. If the Legislature and bond'
holders can agree upon' a settlement at
the market price of the bonds or lower,
we will favor it provided the parties
agree to it.
Vervilla, April 22, 1880.
To the Editor ot the Standard :
The time is at hand when the peo
pie should begin to look out for a suit
able and proper man to represent
them in the next Legislature. There
will no doubt come before that body
questions of vital interest to the whole
people, it is important therefore that
the will of a majority bo represented
and there is no other way by which
this can be accomplished than to select
a representative who is in sympathy
with the masses on all questions of ft
nancial policy. We would suggest the
name of Spencer Safley as a man eral
nently fitted for the position. Repre
senting the agricultural interests of the
county and being a man of sufficient
qualifications, as well as unflinching
honesty and integrity, the county would
reflect honor on herself in sending him
to the .Legislature. - Will some one
second the motion ? Citizens,
Jackson was tall and erect. His
body was spare, but powerful, and ex
ceedingly enduring of labor. His ap
pearance was noble, his gait full of
mniesty. The outlines of his face were
large, his eves cerulean, sparkling nntl
acute. His nose was long, his eyelids
prominent and jaundiced, and ins com
plexion was that of a veteran soWier.
He revereuced justico and rectitude
from an innate love of equity. By his
pleasant manner he rendered himself
affable to all who desired to come to
him. Although he was irritable from
nature, yet he was obliging to his
trtends, generous to nis servants, hos
pitable to strangers, humane to his sol
diers, liberal to the poor, and kind to
The fame and name of this New
Aurelian hero will live while the father
of Waters sha!l bear the resources of
the great western valley upon its waves
to the delta of the Mississippi and the
Gulf of Mexico.
Translated by a student of Burrit
descru'tion of jackson.
In stature Jackson was tall and
straight. His body was slender, but
powered and capable ot enduring toil.
His hgure was commanding, his gait
was full ot dignity. Ihe features ot
us face were large, his eyes blue,
bright and piercing, ilis nose was
long, eye brows prominent and arched
His complexion was that of an old sol
dier. He practiced justice aud the
right from an inborn love of equity
By easy manners he always made him
self agreeable to all who wished to ap
pronch him. Although irritable by
nature, he was affable among friends,
kind to servants, polite towards stran
gers, humane to soldiers, generous to
the unfortunate aud courteous to all.
The name and fame of tho Hero of
New Orleans will endure as long as
the Father of Waters shall bear the
riches of the great valley of the West
on his waves to the delta ot the MissiS'
sippi and the Gulf of Mexico 1
Li. K. ULEMENT.
These translations were referred to
the three Frofessors of the two Col
leges, and two of them decided in fa
vor of No. 3, and the other of No. 2.
15. Buggy antl Wagon Material in the Rough,
J. E. frtf (MILLEN,
House Established iu 1801.
C. W. SEVIITH,
188 Church St., Cor. of Vine,
Rare Medicines and Chemicals, Fine Per
fumes, and Elegant Toilet Goods. A lurge
and complete assoitiuont of
kept In stock. Book and Cases inoluded.
The New York ConyenUoB.
The democratic State convention of
New York, met last Tuesday, and was
decidedly in all its measures and men
sent to Cincinnati, frr Mr. Tilden. It
did not instruct, but elected Tilden
delegates 'and fully endorsed the sage
of Grainercy Park.
The Kelley faotion also met at a dif
ferent place, and proposed terms of
peace, which were waved by the
regular convention. The outlook for
the Democracy is noW most cheering,
from the fact that it is almost certain
that Mr. Tilden will withdraw at
the Cincinnati Convention and then
the man against whom nothing has
been or can be said will be nominated,
to-wit, Horatio Seymour, who will lead
ns to certain victory.
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Of Every Description, Including
NOVELTIES AID S01I0JS
ONE PRICE TO ALL.
B. LEVISON & BRO.,
20 Public Square. Pkopiuetohs.
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toiler Climb ail Eprncc Streets,
Near Chattanooga Depot,
I. C. NICHOLSON.
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Thomas, Dibrell, Morgan & Co.
(Successors to Morgan, Thomas & Co.)
- IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS OF
2rv iroeae & Motions.
Ribbons, Gloves, Hosiery, Shirts, Etc.
No. 3 City Hotel Block,
JAS. A. JRNMN'CS,
Lute. White, Uandly & Co.
W. C. MTIBEJX,
It. F. MORGAN,
S. 15. McCAULKY,
JNO. A. DeMOVILLE;
Bamberger, Bloom & Co
WHOLESALE DEALEHS AY
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
DRY GOODS, NOTIONS,
A N D -
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.
Alvays Ready to Serve Customers and Furnish Them Anything...
to ce Fcuna In a first Class iiouss.
April 10, 1880.
W. T. Murray, Juiiuistiator of T. I. JIur;
ray, deceased, vs. Mary Murray el at.
The aclminixtracor of the fstnte of T. B.
Murray, difc'J, having filed his bill ia
supgrsting the insolvency of the entate )f
Mid decent!, it is therefore ordered that
to 00 me forward mid exhibit their demuinln,
and have themtelvea made parties to this
niton or before the first Monday in Sep
tember, 1KC, or their claims will he forever
brr-d both in lair and enuitr. This April
12, im. J. C. lilLES, C. & il.
Mountain City Hotel
vv. Jti. iJKUUAb, rropnetor.
East Side of the Public Square, McMINNVILLE, TENN.
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IU IUC UilSt'lUL'HL Ul U1U UIIUUIII il Illt'Ul SUUl IS
fumislicd with all Hie fatted meats of the season for
GIVE BROOKS A. CAJML.
nubhoatien 6e mnde directinjr all ne
naviiis UebU or demandH neuin.t said
me Mersipcl Would most EespccMy call Attention to Ms AiTflflsnwt
yyE PEorosE buying any amount of
WHf AT, CORN, RYE, BARLEY, OAT3,
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Bulk Meat and 13 aeon, Lard, Sorghum,
Grass Seed, Loose Hay, Fodder and Shuckp
We are nijents for the Homestead Cotton, Corn and Wheat Grower, s
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01 luu pounus to ine acre wm maito (;.-iimu nunc i.ntni, wiuv
Ir lour successive seasons wm restore junu 10 us pnuuo
PftinobleL Nohuiubue. l'OOIt UXUS JI U1E,
fTMewm. LEIPKU A O., would eall the specinl atteij
OI J1UJIC.CS I r.AU r CKllI.lf.r.K,. .inironui annul mi,
yon can make one-third more Wheat, Corn und Cotton'
soil, why not try it. Call and get pamphlets.
VM. F. LEI PET?,
ast IMain Htrcct, - - -SI
9&eamless Sacks at cokt io parties bringing us