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jSaturday, Jan nary 15, 1881;
A. M. liUUNEY, Editor.
Tfu: STANDARD is not run in die in
terest of any one man, or set of men. but
in Vie interest of all clasees of people, and
not for nor again.4 any class. It advocates
progress ami improvement in every branch
if industry and every pursuit and calling.
The subscription price w$l a year in
advance. We cannot publish it on credit.
tt&" All persons indebted to this office for
Subscription or Job work are requested to
settle the same at once. "Low Drices and
Casli Payments," is our motto.
Many petitions are being presented
to the Legislature urging the adoption
of the local option law.
John Sherman has a nulk-over for
United States Senator in Ohio, and
Ben Harrison the same in Indianp.
When will Democrats learn sense in
Tennessee ? ,
Col. Edwards held h cuuDultation re
cently with his party (Warren) in the
Legislature and it was immediately an-
L nounced that he was a candidate for the
United States Senate. It will be very
difficult for the Col. to make the mush
pot boil this cold weather, with nothing
but paper (Greenback) to heat it with.
A beer keg bursted in Memphis the
other day killing one man and wound
ing two others. It was being prepared
for the reception of beer by a process
known as "pitching and burning."
This is not the first victim of the
keg, nor will it be the last unless it is
As we have Btid before, very few
Democrats have any interest in the
further division of the party, and those
few who may have such interest, wheth
er they belong to the one or the other
faction, should be frowned down by the
jiist indignation of the party, which is
to-day suffering defeat and shame on
account of their demagoguery aud per
sonal scheming for office.
In Ohio and Indiana, where the Re
publicans have a clear majority in the
Legislature, all the Senatorial aspirants
have withdrawn except the one most
prominent in ench State in order that
there may be no danger of losing their
Seuator by divisions iu their own ranks,
In Tennessee, where the, Democrats
have a bare majority and a divided
party, we have a plurality of candi
dates, and a daily squabble as to wheth
er a national officer shall be elected
from this or that local faction.
It was suggested by some one not
long ago that Gen. John A. Logan
Hhould be appointed minister to a for
eign court whose people understood
the English language as well as he did,
and the Chinese were designated as the
people. Gen. Grant has been around
the world and this is the way he writes
English. In answering an invitation
toatteud the funeral of Horace Greeley
he said: "That nothing would give
him more pleasure than to attend the
fuueral of the honorable gentleman."
Will the Republicans in the Tenncs
nee Legislature now demonstrate that
t heir's is "the party of great moral
ideas" in their treatment of the con
tested seats of Messrs. McKenna and
Stewart? Or will they degrade the
politics of the day, bad as they are, by
overturning the decision of the Supreme
Court and deciding these cases bv mere
political tribunals and on political
' grounds only ? This party is now ask
ing the people of Tennessee for power.
Let us see if they ask it on merit, or
peek it by intrigue.
Maynard knows more about the
Bible than be does about the postal
business. Kascville banner.
He knows more about either than
he practices. He spends his time and
the people's money roaming over the
country iu search of office instead of
discharging the duties of the one he
holds. Never did hungry vultures
peek prey with more avidity than
Horace Maynard and U. S. Grant seek
office and money ; they literally go
alwut seeking whom and what they
...1 Jpiour. And we have a tew Re
called Democrats that class well with
Ex-Senator Bruce, ,'olored.
If Mr. Garfield intends to practice
vhat he has so long and so eloquently
preached, be can now show his faith by
i,;a work in Hi'uoiuting ex-Senator
i.t Missksim.i. to a positiou in
At. UIM II -
Mr. Garfield holds that the ;negro is
the equal of the white man before the
law. row lei Dim mow ' l"
f hat effect. Mr. lii uce-is in every way
wortv of the portion and is justly en
titled to it. He is a representative
man of hi- race. M W'P;', n "
to the Senate and will Mr. (.arfield be
United States Senator.
Next Tuesday the Tennessee Legis
lature will begin balloting for a United
States Senator. What the result will
bo is more uncertain, perhaps, than any
event of the kind ever was before. If
any other than the Democratic party
had the majority, the uncertainly would
be greatly lessened. For other parties
rely upon their strength and preserve
their power, while the Democratic
party of late can afford to divide
against a united and solid enemy, and
lose their prestige and power by strife
The Standard has not espoused the
cause of any aspirant, but labored to
heal the differences and elect a Demo
cratic statesman, known and approved
as such by the party and country. If
the Democrats in the Legislature should
happily unite and elect such an one
under the circumstances by which they
are surrounded, they will prove them
selves worthy of the trust committed
to their hands ; for no body of men
were ever so strongly beset by unscru
pulous demagogues, entfeing bribes and
foul corruptionists as they are to-day.
Aside from the unfortunate division
among themselves, which is daily ag-'
gravated by designing demagogues and
chronic office-seekers, they are exposed
to the temptations of every form of
bargain, intrigue and bribery known to
the corruptionists of the age. There
is no limit to the amount of money
now in Nashville and that will be of
fered for Democratic votes in this elec
tion. If there is any Democrat so base
as to desire to sell his vote, he can set
his own price on it and it will be taken.
There is not only a disposition to use
money, but an ability to furnish t be
fore unknown in our history as a State.
But wo to the corrupt villain who sells
his country for gold I
Ono Hundred Thousand Dollar
The American reports 'that Roderick
Random Butler offered to bet Col. Jno.
Overton 8100,000 that a Republican
would be elected to the United States
Senate. Is this one of "the great moral
ideas" of his party? If it is not, per
haps the following is :
A Washington dispatch to the Bal
timore Sun is to this effect : "For sev
eral weeks past prominent Republicans
here have beeii very jubi.aut over the
prospects of electing a Republican Sen
ator from Tennessee, and have assumed
that it was a matter almost absolutely
certain. It is said to-day that one rea
son for this feeling of confidence lay in
the f;ict that two or three of the shrewd
manipulators who assis4ed iu dispensing
the Republican campaign funds to such
good purpose in Indiana and Ohio,
laat fall, were dispatched to Tennessee,
well supplied with what in politics are
called substantial arguments, and that
much good was expected to result from
their efforts." It is by such insulting
boasts that the Republican managers
seek to impair the confidence of the
Democracy of Tennessee in the gentle
men whom they have chosen to repre
sent them in the general assembly.
The Forty-Second General As
sembly. The Legislature has now been in ses
sion two weeks and have done little eL-e
than organize and appoint the time for
the election of State officers." More
than forty bills have been introduced
on various subjects but nothing defi
nite done on any yet.
On the 12th the two Houses met in
convention and compared the vote for
Governor with the following result:
Hawkins, 103,964; Wright, 78,783;
Wilson, 57,188; Edwards, 3,459;
scattering, 2. The Speaker of the Sen
ate then declared Mr. Hawkins elected
Beyond this the Legislature has done
nothing except to spend $7,200 of the
people's money in unnecessary wrang
ling. Every day they cost the State
$000 whether they effect anything or
not. The present session will cost the
Why are the leaders of the Repub
lican party in Tennessee gathering so
fast and thick around the Tennessee
Legislature at this time? If they are
the representatives of a "party of great
moral ideas" why not remain at home
and let the Legislature do its work
without fear, favor or bribery ? What
means all this coming together of men
and money to be used in buying votes
for United States Senator? Is this
the way that great moral ideas are to
be propagated ? What are these "great
moral ideas? Are they power, spoils,
corruption and bribery? Do they im
ply the restoration of the rule of Win.
(i Brownlow in Tennessee and U. S.
Graut in Washington? If ..so, Teiines
seansknow that Brownlow ism means
usurpation, extravagance and corrup
tion ; ami that Grant ism means whisky
rings, peculation and CVsarism.
Are these the great moral ideas fore
shadowed in this extraordinary running
together at Nashville ? If so. may an
other Seiiter arise to quell them, oi an
other Blaine to clack them !
Tho Governor's Message.
Gov, Marks submitted his last gen
eral message to tho Legislature last
Monday. It is a very strong presen
tation -of the present status of Tennes
see in her wants and her economical
administration, showing clearly that
the State government has been honest
ly, faithfully and economically admin
istered for the two years of his official
term, and pointing out very judiciously
the legislation necessary to make its
administration more efficient.
He recommends that the Legisla
ture create a "Court of Appeals" for
each division of the State, to he com
posed of two jndges each, elected by
the people of each district, for the ad
judication of all appeals from courts of
equity in said divisions, and whose de
cisious shiill be final upon all questions
of fact, with the right of appeal to the
Supreme Court on questions of law and
cases of disagreement between the
He says tlmt he gave the 50-4 meas
ure his approval for the settlement of
the State debt, and that his convictions
have undergone iu change on that sub
Ho suggests the construction of. a
new State prison outside the limits of
Nashville, and recommends the estab
lishment of a reformatory school for
youthful criminals instead of confining
them to hard lalxr in the penitentiary.
In short, he touches upon all matters
of general interest to the State with
timely suggestions upon each.
The Supreme Court of Tennessee has
decided that Mr. Stewart, Representa
tive elect from Polk and Bradley, is en
titled to his seat. It is generally be'
lieved, however, that the Republicans
will try to unseat him, as they have a
bare majority in case he is not allowed
a vote. It was intended by the found
ers of our government that the decision
of the Supreme Court should be final,
but it now only requires a political ma
jority to render the Supreme Court not
In view of some of the momentous
issues presented to the Legislature i
sues not only of State, but of national
importance we would rejoice to forget
the past, ignore the dissensions and ob
literate the local differences that divi
ded the Democrats of our State in the
recent election. The results of that
division hang like a pall over the par
ty to-day. The inauguration ofa Re
publican Governor and the seating of
more than one Republican member of
the Legislature are among the bitter
fruits. If the Democratic disaffection
continues, Republican rule will contin
ue, because our loss is their gain. They
glout over our disaster and feed upoi
our ruin. The longer we entertain the
spirit of faction the more certainly
will the affliction will become chronic,
and the ulcer will deepen in our
Who of the members of this Gener
al Assembly are willing to face an en
raged constituency, justly so at the re
fusal to make every legitimate effort
to bring about success in this moment-
oiis question? Who has the right, in
view of this responsibility, to stand
buck when the party calls upon him,
and to interpose his personal passions
or spirit of revenge for fancied wrongs,
at the cost of the life of the party?
This is no puerile contest, no war of
factions, but the supreme effort of the
Democratic party of the nation for
Upon your decision depends the is
sue. Reflect well before the die is
cast. On the one side we see the
party, the old Democratic organization
that has survived the war, rising with
renewed life and continued power; on
the other we see the eternal disgrace
of the author of its downfall." iWi
ville Banner. ,
We cordially endorse the above
well-timed suggestion of the Bannr,
aud commend it to the Democratic
members of the Legislature at this
critical moment in our history.
The secret circular of the liquor
dealers concerning temperance legisla
tion in Tennessee speaks of whisky
sclliiifr ns a "business that ought to lie
D ------- ,
protected. Business 1 That is a mild
term !y w hich to describe the work of
making widows, orphans, paupers and
criminals. Christian Advocate. '
(i I'll lit.
Grant for Captain-General, Grant
for Senator-at-Large, Grant for the
Army retired list, Grant for a pension,
Grant for a popular subscription,
Grant for an official income, Grant
for presents innnmerable.
Grant, Grant, Grant, Grant, forev
er and everlasting.
When is this great nation:.! beggar,
this irresponsible mendicant, this infer
nal nuisance to be put out of the way
out of sight and out cf memory ? Ex.
A HOLLOW MAN.
He Beats a ling at Eating and, Eats
Nearly a Whole Ilou,
Joshua Joynes, a man well known
in the eastern part of Virginia glut
ton, sat down to dinner, last week,
near Onancock, Accomac county, and
disposed of a bill of fare which con
sisted of fit teen pounds of joik, twelve
links of Bologna sausage,. souse from
one large hog, one huge goose, which
the gormandizer has had up fattening
for the past month, one full grown
chicken, one peck of sweet potatoes,
one dozen large buseuitu, one large
minco-pie and s-ix cup of strong coffee.
Joy nes sat down to this n pust. at 1
o'clock, and at 2:30 he had disposed of
every article named, picked the hones
of the fowles and took a glass of egg-
uogg. He then smoked a pipe, jump
ed on a horse aud rode five miles
through the frosty air. Joj nes weighs
250 igiunds, and is a good-natured old
fellow of 60.
Look hear, ole Wnn, ifdntarSurny
Barnyard do come heah, I gib you to
understand right now, dis minute, dat
I don't want yer ter be a-runnin' arter
any 'onian dat ain't well 'quainted wid
de daddies oh her chil'en. Don't you
do it ; leab dat fo de s'iety white folks
to run arter 'er. I'm poor, but my
blood's rich, an' I can't afford to loosen
up my record as do varloos husban' ob
a uice ole lady an' de foster farder ob a
dam bad oltun boy. 1 se a tryiu to
steer clear ob de gallus. Ex.
How to Secure Good Koads.
Let us suggest a point or two on the
subject of good roads to our farmers,
who are the principal .present sufferers
on account of bad roads and no roads.
1. Hold conventions in the various
counties and sections of the State, and
digest plans for enforcing such road
laws as are on the statute book. Let
that be the first thing determined on.
Then petition the Legislature for tl e
enactment of such practical amend
ments as, in the agricultural judgment,
can be enforced.
2. Devise some county administra
tive machinery more practical thau the
County Court. It is too cumbersome
and unwieldy, and too expensive. It
is in nearly all the counties filled with
small politicians and small j ibhers, who
are mostly intent on squeezing the ut
most compensation out of the. revenues,
getting petty contracts for them -elves
and friends, and packing the grand and
petit juries w ith their creatures and
township nnd ward strikers. The
County Court is a badge and relic of
the day before steam and telegraph,
and will be found a clog and weight on
our progress s long as tolerated. Had
this absurd tribunal been substituted
by commissions of three or five busi
ness men in all the counties at the end
of the war, the State would to day be
millions better off, the brood of small
revenue eaters would not be one-fourth
as large as it is, and we should be far
in advance of our present condition in
respect of our school nnd road systems.
"Confidential friends of Mr. Garfield
say that, under no circumstances will
he appoint a colored man to a place in
his Cabinet. lie thinks it is too soon
for that, and th-tt the colored man
must learn to labor and to wait. The
colored man does his labor when he
votes the Republican ticket, and does
it often, but he does his waiting when
he looks for appointment, and does it
about as often as he votes." Tobacco
And has been doing it about sixteen
years. How long, O Garfield, wilt
thou not hear the cry of thy deluded
fellow citizens !
IcMIMVILLE PRODUCE MARKET."
Offics Southern Standard, 1
McMiniiville, Dec. 18,1880. J
Wheat p bu. 73c (, I'iki
Corn shelled, mixed, bu. 3oc; white
Oats 1? bu. 2.
Floi-r :uki V 100 lbs.
Lard p tt. efi,7c.
Meal " bu. 40c.
lU'TTKR p tt). lllft.15
F.oos r iloz. li.20c.
(ilNSKNO til. $1
liKESWAX f Hi. 18c.
Feathers lb. 37 to 40c. m
Tai.i.ow r th. ic.
Dried Aiti.es'? tt.. 2!ic
l'OTATOES -Irish 40 Sweet 30
JYE "r ha. T.'iets.
(irecn hides 7e
IiAC ON-f to 8.
IURI.EY f hu. 6"c.
Dried I'ea iies "p ft 3 to 4c
Dried Hl.w krerkies tbSc.
Turkeys, 4 '-jOt 4'Jc per'pouiid
Heans, while 7."e
Stock uens, 40c
Oenfral denier in Hoots, Shoe I1U and
Trunks, lioodit receivid every week mid
sold at the lowest pnefs. Small JirotitH and
quick sales. At the old
Main street, MoMiniivil! Telin. 12 15tf
itt:ioit r of 'iije to.vmiiu
NATIONAL BANK OF McMIMYILIE,
McMinnviite, in the Male of Tentienitee, at the
Close of Bitt)iiir, Dec. 31, 1880.
Limits mid discounts 98,71714
CCi' l no
U. S. Bonds to m-cure t'iii'tila'ioii
Due (mni Hirovci reserve n-.-cnts
tint- fnun (iilu-r Niiliiuuil IS, inks...
liriil estate, furniture iinil fixtures
t'urrent expenses nnd luxes pllid
Cheeks mill oilier citi-h iti-nix
Hills ;f i.lln-r banks A
l'nieiii.fnil paper cnrrviic) , nick
els, lllltl pelllllCS ,'
Hiilernption fund with '.s. inn .
urcr (5 per cent. of circulation)
1 0,.j. ) 1,0
:y "o no
$209 212 27
Capital stock piiiil iu $,70,(11,0011
Surplus hind , 4 tiJ.'i til
Undivided nroliiH 12.03.'ili2
National Imnk miles oiilslunilinu' (i3,00(MAi
Individual deposit sub
ject to check 58,!82 24
T'Jtal $2011,242 27
STATK OfTennkssicr, County of Warren, ss:
I, S. J. Wiillinj:, Jr., Cttshier of the aiiove-
nnined bunk, do Kolcmnly swear that the
above statement in true to the best of mj-
kaow'lcrige and belief.
S. J. Waixing, Jr., Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
6:h day of Jan. 18S1.
C. Coffee. Notary Public.
Correct Attest :
J. F. MoitFOnn, Directors.
JtssF. Wali.iso. J
To the Citizens of Warren County.
Necessity is the hiehe.it human law known
to man. From it there is no Hpneiil, and to
it resultK nil are liable. In obedience to
itH wtern demands I now have lo look out
for myself. In making my defense to its
claims, I tender to you my services in writ
inc; deeds, deeds of trust,' mortgage, con
tracts of all kinds necessary to be written,
the sale of Und in the county court for par
tition, or to pay debts when the estate is in
solvent, and all proceedings for division,
where said court has jurisdiction, nnd any
other buMiiets where tin-re is not much liti
gation. For any and all of the above ser
vices my charge shall be us low us nnv one
else. As a guarantee of success I promise
comiM'tcncy, - faithfulness, close attention
nnd honesty, (jive nie a call. I can be
found nt all times in the grand jury room of
the court house. Nov2oth, ISso.
bc4lC C. H. DAVIS.
The Lightning Sewer,
tls Sewing Mschlns.
.1 time ilrnnrr drop leaf machine
With a full line of att chmenU ami war
ruuttd fur fee vri. AH time can b
hud rent rhrnji bj ullimi on (). M
TIIUti'MAMi CO. Mc Si inn ville
M' . ) ' . 1. "
r-TJID UltilAT &0UIUUi.N
ula, Syphilis, Serol'ulou Talnv, IUimi
mutism, Wlitto Mnclliinr. Gout. Ijuitro.
I'dis-juiptlnn, Droiitliius, .noiis l.c
iiility, Xinar:a.i!iil all diseanci arising
aom an ltapuro condition or ina
ClOOD, SXI?i, orSSALP.
'.h; TJTV yi'lS'rl-il -V.""-'-'.' '3
Cures Nervous Debility.
f ' - i r df imr - i ,-'
'ma t!.s InfTn'dtcTits pnVHiri on everr
uckiiie. r-how H to your )!iv'rtn, and
'18 v lit tell you It 1m compmcd f tlx
'romtost, elloruMvfl that txlkt, aud l aa
ixuuuout liljoil l'uriuor.
EOSADALIS le boU by alt Prupgurta.
DURNO'S CATARRH SNUFF
all forms of Catarrh, Cold in the Head.
Headaches, auii jircvrnis I'.roncliiti', Quinsy, and
Sore 'I'hro.-.t, arrcngtacuiEg the glands and rcmoT
to? all obstruct ions.
THE GKEAT VEOrTABl.E CATHAKTIO
Vegetable WORM SYRUP
Instantly destroys 'WOnMS, and removes the B
ccexioks which cause them.
IS- lot sale by all Druggists.
JOHN F. HENRY & CO.,
SOU PBorBUTOJU, .
54 Cotlese Plnos York.
It! 11 rf. 11. tlblUlUK, UluJUilol.
Tablci's liuckeve I'i!e Ointment is
iiniijuc u ii I'iUfiii Medicine, in tlmt it
is itcniiimt'iicli'il lor tiotl ing but Pile?.
It is, H-rh;its. the only ato it medicine
xt:int which do not rope to cure
from a d"Z'ii to one In ndr d diseases.
But it will fir-iMitilly iure Tiles, and
is only SO cts. Tor tale ly J. B.
lolls Liver Fills.
OO TO THE
Mammoth Drug Store
For anything you want in the GENERAL DRUG LINE.
PATENT MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
Dye Stuff-.. Giles-, rutty, Toilet snaps, lVrfumery, Pocket cutlery,
Brushes, Books, Stationery, conft ciionery, snuff,
S U (i A M A N D O O FPE E,
Tobacco nnd Cigars, in fact vvcmjihin kept in a
FiUST-CLASS IlllTAiL DRUG STORE.
, PHYSSCSAlS tiMd 't to their interest to call and have their or
CCUHT8Y SlrlERCMAPJTS win 8,1,1 h to ,1"ir in,ere-t ,ocnU
ami have I heir urilei'n filled for such articles as 'Essences, Paregoric, Lauda
num, Castur and Sweet Oil. Iy tho dozen.
Physicians prescriptions filled at all hours by a physician skilled in the pro
fession, cheap for cash. Don't fail to call on
Dr. W. B. Cummings,
Norlli Ml 1'nblic Square, Npttrltk, Trail. .
r-fl'For rnnpti, colds, and diseases of the chest and lungM, try a few bnttlei of bif
Compound Syrup of Tor aud Tola. 12 24m3
Professional Suits, '
Boys school suits,
Boijs dress Suits,
Childrens suits (2 to 10 yrs)
Ulsters and ulstercttes,
All Makes in Underwear,
Xobbu nech dressing,
Xo. 1. shirts
Cis-Atlantio Kid Gloves,
Low Prices and. good Quality.
76 Church St., Opposite Maxwell House,
Xllashville, - Tcnn.
A Word to the Wise !
Farmers, Your Attention.
Wo IProseiit you tlio
Oliver Chilled Plow,
v hi3a has Proved Victorious on Every Field,
rJ.lie Xviii Plow oi V.moiioii.'
Bewnrc of Imitntions nnd pee that every plow you buy has the name Oliver
on it. Sold in McMinnville l.y T. F. BURI10UGI1S & SON, who keep con
stantly on hand (Jroccrios, Hardware, Iron and Xails, Wagon aud Bng
gy Hubs, Spoies, Axles, Springs, Oils and Paints, lioots and Shorn.
Call at Bun oYiglis' I-Lcadquarters, &xst Min Btrtr.
'cMinnvillo. iVi'ii. jan24-lytu7
Latest Styles .and Finest Make
(Cr-.Mnnuf'uoturort nnd Imported ly""i
M. B. HAEWSLL, McMinnville,
-. C0XS1ST1XG OF
Bedsteads, Bureaus, Dressing Cases, Wardrobes, Tables
BOOK CASES, DESKS, SEC RET AUIES-,
ALL MADE OR IMPORTED TO ORDER !
Done nt lowest rates, uud attended by Mr. Hurwell in person. The nicest HEARSE 1
lie m iii tain district.
Every stvle of lturying Case from the Fined Cincinnati Casket to the eommontst
wooden e.i'tlin. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.
All Carpenter's work done to order and on most aecommodutin
Telcplion1 ! T lf plionrh!
Already some eight or nine teleplinef
are in operation, ennnecting titlsiness
lioU'es with residence. Mr. Tim.
Wiiiriiner Im? the agency and i. putting
.t'lem up to order and giving entire sat
'ifuetioti. InL n t ti g is believing, ami
f you v.int Vi nee ( r ymirnclf call at
any o ie nf ih fnlh wing places: J.
P. Livrlv furniture store. O. M. Thur
nian it S'li'. store. Jesse Waiting's
dore, J. (I. Mrtits store and the
Stasdaud .'thee. Mr. Wagoner is
now j in pa nil to pn up telephone? to
order and at recwnnlile rate. Call on
him or leave orders at II. L. Stanley's
Tllw. MAltll. I'rcK't. .
Buy and sell fi.-ld, Sdver. Unitfd Stt
Stnte, County, City and Itailruad Bonds, and
Money loaned on collaterhis at reasonable
Interest allowed on Deposits, when left
or a specified time. Jeb-28-l
Bv yon, a vast amonit of fnn and good
reailiiK if you fail to subscribe for tb
Standakd immediately, flayear.
JOB PBINTINO dono at the Stadakd Of
fice. on short notice.
mnwiH tnnn .Mi-in-