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Saturday, February 19, 1881
A. M. BURNEY, fedltor.
Tlie STANDARD U not run in the in
tercut of any one man, or set of vien. bvt
in the inlerent of all closed of people, and
not for nor against any clots. It advocates
progress and improvement in every branch
of industry and every pursuit and calling.
The subscription price is $1 a year in
i advance. We cannot publish it on credit.
i MtW All persons indebted to this office for
i SubscriptiSn or Job work are requested to
settle the same at once. "Iaw Prices and
; Cash Payment," u our motto.
Shnkspenre is now mayor of New
In the contested election of Polk
and Bradley, Foute, Republican, was
elected over Stewart, low tax Demo
crat, by 110 majority.
What is a punger gourd ? It is
among the exemptions to heads of
families. If every family hasn't one
it is entitled to one, and can put in a
requsition for it
Hon. Fernando Wood, a Democratic
Congressman from New York, died
suddenly at Hot Springs, Ark., ou the
,13th inst., of a complication of gout
Philadelphia has elected 8. G. King,
a Democrat, Mayor by 5,000 majority,
and John Hunter, another Democrat,
Receiver of Taxes by 20,000 majority.
Democracy is not so deud as was sup
posed. The members of the Legislature
fresh from their constituents represent
the people over the Suite as favorable
to a fair settlement of the State debt
at a reasonable rate. The majority fa
voring 50-4 as the figures, which is
high enough, we think.
We clip this from the Gallatin Ten
"We have no low fax nor high tax
gentry here now, and if the devilish
politicians will hold off we will all be
right in the future. X. x .
Here's our hand on that, if vou will
Bubslitutue either ofjice-seeking or pro
fessional for the modifierof "politicians.'
There w some well grounded suspi
uious ibiii Cheater A. Arthur, Vice
President-elect, was not Ixirn in the
United States, and on this suspicion
the matter is likely to be investigated
by the Senate.
The constitution w isely provides that
none but native born citizens are eligi
ble to the office of President and Vice
The work of reorganizing the Dem
ocracy of New Yrk City progresses
favorably. The invitation extended t(
all the Democratic organizations to dis
band their committees and unite to pu
rify the party has met with several re
pponses. lammany has refused to
have anything to do with the move
ment, while the German Democratic
organization has conditionally acceeded
to the proposition. It is understood
that Irving Hall will consent to a un
iou of forces against Tammany. Ex,
Large portions of the city are inun
dated from a break in the levee. More
than 10,000 people are homeless and
fleeing the tide of waters.
Killebrew is the Man.
There is but one voice from "Carter
to Shelby," regardless of sections or
parties, and that voice is that Kille
brew is the man for the place he has
so dignified, and filled as no other man
oould do, or can now do.
On the principle that the 15th cen
tury had but one Columbus, and the
18th, but one Washington, Tennessee
has but one Killebrew. If Hawkius
attempts to make a second he w ill fail
as signally as did Americus Vespucius
or George HI.
A number of soldiers of the Mexi
cau war recently met in Nashville and
formed themselves into an association
t be known as the Mexican War Vet
eran Association of Tennersee, with
Thos. Claiborne President, and 8. A.
Duling Secretary. All surviving sol
diers of that war residing in Tennessee
are requested to join the Assort tion
and furnish the Secretary, S. A. Duling,
Nashville, Tenn., with their names,
postoffices, counties, rank, companies,
"Sambo, what deni two white men
postulatin' Txnit jes now ?" "Dem
tax I believe, Gilbert. All dis nigger
care about tax is jes miff to put in his
He's a Iv tax dnrky.
The Tennessee Legislature resumed
its labors last Tuesday after the expira
tion of their recess. Each member re
turned fresh from his constituents with
several bills in his pocket to offer at the
The measures most likely to attract
the attention of the people are the
State debt settlement, local option law,
and the redisricting the State. If
that body is so fortunate as to meet the
general approval on these questions,
they will have won, and justly too, the
plaudit of well done, good and faithful
If a compromise of 50-4 can be made
for the settlement ,of the State debt,
we believe it will give general satisfac
tion to the people.
If a local option law should be en
acted, it ought to give satisfaction to
the people. For that law only pro
poses to let the voters of eaoh district
or county decide whether they will
have intoxicating liquors sold iu their
midst or not. This a question, then,
that concerns directly only those who
are voting on it.
As the parties are more equally bal
anced in this Legislature than they
usually are, any redistrictiug of the
State they may make ought to give
The Investigation Committee has
not developed any positive proof of
bribery, but throws floods of reflected
light on crooked plots and plans em
ployed in the late elections of Slate of
The above is the name of an Indian
chief who claims that he killed Gen.
Custer June 21, 1876, in that bloody
contest in which not a white man was
left to tell the sad fate of Custer's
Rain-in-the-Face says he killed Cus
ter, cut him open and ate a part of his
liver; that he was glad he killed him,
for he had killed many Indian war
riors. He ate his liver believing that he
would thus obtain the cunning and
powess of Gen; Custer in war.
KEYIEW OF BOOKS.
The improvements of this enlighten
ed age are not more marked and prac
tical in any department of business
than the adaptation uf school books to
the capacities of the pupil. So emi
nently true is this that whoever finds
himself using the book of the "daddies"
may, without hesitation, pronounce
himself behind the age in which he
It was suid by Aristotle, "the mas
ter mind of all antiquity," that "knowl
edge must proceed from thefcnowH to the
unAwii'i." This is toe acknowledged
method of acquiring knowledge in this
age no less than in the days of Aristotle,
and is applicable to none more than to
the beginner, who is most destitute of
knowledge, as well as most iu need of
the true method of its acqusitinn.
Parents and teachers, if you would
bless your children, and prove your
selves benefactors to generations to
come after them, place books in their
hands that will start with what the be
giner already knows and lead him
ulong pleasant paths to what he does
not know. Many a boy has been pro
nounced a dunce, branded as a drone,
and driven from the school room, be
cause he wa9 required to begin with
the unknoivn, i. e., an old spelling
hook that neither he nor his fattier ever
understood, and compelled to plod over
one long column after another of hard
and to him meaningless words, under
the misnomer of learning to spell. But
in the best schools of our State, locate
them where you will, that day has
passed to return no more.
A bright day has dawned and the
beginner has already enjoyed its light
books are now made winch recognize
the fact that although the beginner
knows but little yet that little is his
capital stock in trade and he must use it
to secure an income. "The New Amer
ican Primary Speller" and "The New
American Pronouncing Speller" are
books made on this plan, and are there
fore the delight of both teacher and
The New Primary Speller is exactly
what its name indicates, a new fird
tpellcr. It recognizes the pupil as a
inouiber of a family, surrounded by
father, mother, brother and sister, and
in a house where there are various fa
miliar objects, such as fire, water, la
bles, chairs, beds, iV.c. This book pre
sents to the learner a picture of this
household and this furniture, and under
that picture it asks him to learn to
spell the names there given of each
object with which he is already faniil
lar by personal contact.
Thus using the knowledge he already
has, he sees sense in me sounds he is
required to learn, and this stimulates
him to learn more alxut these objects.
We have before us another spelling
book on the old style w hich presents in
one of its 145 spelling lessons 43 words
of one svllable and four letter, and we
do not think that an ordinary child un
der eight years of age would know the
object to which as many as three of
these words are applied as names, thus
leaving him to grapple with 45 arbi
trary sounds that he sees no sense in
and takes no interest iu. Another
such lesson contains 60 words of one
syllable and five lettcn, without illus
tration or explanation, and we venture
to say that a child under eight years
will not recognize five of these words
as representing things with which he is
acquainted, thus presenting him with
55 meaningless sounds which serve only
to confuse his mind instead of attract
ing it to them. Thfte two lessons are
not exceptions but samples of the whole
book. We now present two sample
lessons from the New American Pri
mary Speller, corresponding in number
and grade with those above mentioned.
Lesson 51, subject : Home.
A beautiful picture representing
home, father mother, Ac, stands at
the head of the page. Fifteen words
as tollows :
Man, woman, child, boy, girl, father,
mother, parent, brother, sister, papa, mam
ma, husband, wife, bnby.
Lesson 59 Subject : House. Fif
teen words as follows:
Brick, mo. tar, .frame, jamb, key, stone,
lime, beam, hinge, lock, wood, wall, door,
We nsk any intelligent father,
mother or teacher to compare these
two lessons, 51 and 59, with the same
numbers of lessons in any old spell
ing book and decide the question of ex
cellence for themselves.
When the student has finished this
little book for beginners, he is next
presented with the New American
Pronouncing Speller, which is prepared
ou the same plan and is intended to be
used instead of the "Common School
Dictionary" with its three columns of
words alphabetically arranged for refer
ence, and not for learning to spell.
The Pronouncing Speller begins with
the alphabet, the key to the pronuncia
tion, division of the letters into 70W
els and consouauts, sounds of each let
ter, and leads the student by easy and
progressive lessons to spell and pro
nounce words usually given in spellers,
but a large list of proper names cf
meu, towns, countries, rivers, lakes
This book is designed to make the
student self reliant and independent of
the teacher, by giving him the ele
ments of independence, i. e., the illus
trations of the ol jects and the names
of them correctly pronounced.
These beautifull hooks, eo well ar
ranged and eo ndiuirnlily udnptcd to
the ends designed, may be obtained in
any quantity at the drug store of Dr.
J. B. Ritchcy, McMinnville, Tenn., or
on application to J. W. Paulett, ageut,
Our colored brethren have given up
all hojies of "forty acres and a mule"
as a gift from the government, and are
re.-igning themselves gradually to the
knowledge that only by industry and
correct deportment can they win the
esteem of their countrvmen. They en
joy no special privilege or immunity,
but when flittering trom Dyspepsia,
Sour Stomach, Biliousness, etc.. can
obtain relief by using Portaline, or
1 abler s vegetable Liver Powder.
Price 50 cts. For sale by J. B. Ritchey.
Shun the Cup.
Editor Standard : How many young
men, at the dawn of the new. year,
promised to leave off the cup of intem
perance? Echo answers few. Yes.it
was few that paused a moment to re
flect upon their past lives, to see how
many faults they could leave off at the
beginning of the new year. Deeds of
last year caunot be blotted out, but
must ever stand as a stain upon our
character. Why not turn a leaf at
the beginning of the year and say I
can and will shun the cup that is lead
ing so many poor souls to ruin ? If
you will form this resolution with the
firmness man claims to possess, you
could then resist all temptations and
bid fair to be a noble man in future.
You are growing worse day by day,
and in a few years, at the' rate you are
now going, we will have a country
filled with drunkards.
Drunkards ! The very word fills
my heart with fear, and makes me feel
an interest in the lives you are thus de
stroying. God put man here for some
noble purpose. Then why make such
beasts of yourselves? iou were not
put here, as many seem to think, to
bring wives, mothers and children to
sorrow, shame and disgrace. Woman
was put here to share the joys and sor
rows of man, and it is in yVur power
to make Tier happy or miserable. Then
w hy not pursue the course that leads to
happiness i It drinking allords joy yo
will not allow her to partake of time.
Woman, who has nothing but h?r
virtue and honor to carry her throu. h
this word, gives you her heait md
hand, expecting to share your riaipi
ness, lighten your burdens, and st ew
flowers of love along your pathway
which until now has been rough and
thorny. But soon she sees her fate.
She looks out ere the shades of night
gather and beholds tint once graceful
Victorious on a Thousand Fields ! !
Oliver Chilled Plow,
Has been victorious on a thousand Stubblefields, and is crowned as the ,
of American Test Trials and Expositions.
This celebrated Plow will be kept constantly on sale in McMinnville, Tennessee, by
IMZAITTItT &c GO.,
Dealers in Farm Implements, Garden Tools, Groceries ur.d Provisions.
T.J. Hubble. A. P. Skitz.
TH 3 LATEST ABEIVAL
HUBBTjE c skitz,
leiper's old stand,
East Main Street, McMinnville, Tennessee.
We hhve now opened and will keep constantly on hand fresh supplies of Family Gro
ceries, Iron, Steel, Hardware, Wood nnd Willow ware, Glass and tyueensware, Stoves and
Tinware, Leather nnd shoe findings, cotton yarns and carpet wirps in colors.
Farm and Garden Implements,
Tools and materials for
for the Laundress and Seamstress, Cooking Uten
sils and Tableware, Candies and Confectioneries,
Smoking and Chewing Tobacco,
CIGARS A. SPECIALTY.
A FULL STOCK OF STATIONERY
and all artioks usually kept in a well furnished Grocery Store, which we will sell at LOW-
KSl l'KK'1-.S, or
EXCHANGE FOR COUNTRY PRODUCE.
In keeping inst such articles as we represent
our dealing, we hope to share the confidence
us. We guarantee satisfaction.
U-bVi miii ,
form now tottering aud reeling. Words
cannot express her thoughts no one
lumgine her ieelnigs stive those alone
who have experievced htr fate. Hor
ror of horrors must be her fate when
she finds that he has thus deceived her.
Oh, cruel man, how can you take her
from the paternal roof where nil was
pence and Imppiie and thus tiring
her to shame and rueiy ?
You forsake her hut still cling to the
cup of intemperance, which will bring
you to a drunkards grave, where you
are hid from this world, but alas, your
troubles are not over. Show me one
that will touch it at no time nor
place, nnd I will sh w you one hundred
that will not refus; it.
Young men will visit the billiard and
drinking saloons and not think much
harm ot it, but if their sisters should
go there, no censure could be strong
enouuh to satisfy the merits of the case.
Intemperance cuts down youth in its
vigor, manhood in its strength, and
age in its weakness. It breaks the fa
ther's heart, and bereaves the loving
mothe'. Blots out affection, blights
hope, and brings mournful age in sor
row to the grrve. It burns up man,
brings woman to shame and want, defeat-)
life, curses God, and despises
heaven. It brings shame, not honor,
terror, not safety, despair, not hope,
misery, not happiness It poisons fe
licity, destroys peace, and ruins inoraU'.
It blights confidence and blasts reputa
tion, then curses the world and laughs
at its ruin. How many a noble mini
is destroyed 1 How many a priceless
soul lost! and still going down, down,
and will not pass by that cup of ruin.
If you have a couh or cold, or dis
ease of the throat and lungs, use Cous-
sens Honey of lar, the best and purest ;
compound ever offered the public.
There are a few worthless imitations of
this valuable remedy, hut it has no i
rival as a ready relief for diseases of
th l throat and lungs, bad colds, nnd
eeere coughs of lone standing. Use
Coussens' Honey of Tar and get rid of j
your cough or hoarsens and difficulty
of bn athing. Trice 51) cts. For sale
by J. 15. Ritchey, McMinnville.
Wm. II. Smoot et al, vs. Isaac Sinoot ct al.
IN obedience to a decree of the Chancery
Court at McMinnville, Tenn.-. rendered
in the above entitled cause, I will ell at the
court house dot.r iu the tofl'u of McMinn
iTtttiitlny, SStti-eh 7, ISM,
the equity of redemption that the heir of
Win. Smoot, dee'd, have in and to the fed
lowing two described tracts of land, to-uit :
One tract lying in the lltli oil il district of
Warren countv, Tenn., hounded on the north
by the lands of T. J. llcnnegnr, on the east
by James Cope, on the west by Tho. .1.
Hennegar and on the south by Hnrren Fork
river. The other tract lying in loih civil
district of said county, bounded on the
north bv the lands of John Itrtwer, on the
east bv the home tract of Win. Smont, dee'd
on the' west bv the lands of Isaac Kay ami
Daniel Anderson and on the south by Elijah
Anderson. I will ulso at the same time sell
n tract of hind of one acre, more or less, ly
ing in the 10th civil distr'et, bounded on the
north by the lands of A. J. Hunt, on the
east bv Isaac liamsev, col., on the west by
L V. l'aty. "
Terms of sale: On a credit of Vi and 18
months, except $3!M.S4, with interest from
2tth of April, 1S70, ivhich will be required
in cash on the first described truet, and the
sum nf SSS IS. with interest from 2rt:h of
April, 1S7SI, on the other tract. A plat off
Mid lands will be exhibited on dnv of sale. I
rids Teb. S, J. C. UII.ES C. 4 M. ;
the Fanner, Carpenter,
anil Cooper) instruments
and by strict integrity and courtesy in nil
nnd patronage of the public. ( all and sec
HUBBLE & SEITa.
General dealer in Boots, Shoes Hats and
Trunks. Goods received every week and
sold nf the lowest prices. Small profits nnd
quick sales. At I In: old
Main street, McMinnvilU Tenn. 12 15tf
Cares Consnmptlon. Colds, Pneumonia.
Influenza, Bronchitis, Bronchial Dif
flcnlties, Hoarseness, Asthma, Croup,
Whooping Cough, and all diseases of
the Breathing Organs. It soothes and
heals tho Membrane of the Langs, In
flamed and poisonod hj the disease,
and prerents the nightaweats and
tightness across the chest which M
company It CONSUMPTION la not
aa Incurablo malady. It is only
necessary to have tho right remedy,
and 1IAXIS BALSAM is 1 hat remedy.
DON'T BESPAIli OP BELIEF, for
this benign specific iriH core yon,
even though professional aid falls.
the Most Vowerful Healing Oint
- ment and Disinfectant
TTfnry't CarboHo Naive heal burnt.
Henry's Carbotlo Salve curtt tore.
Jlenrii'a Carbalio Halve allaye pain.
Jnnrj' Carbolio Salve eurr erupt lmt.
Henry's CarboUo Halve heals pimple:
Henry's CarboUo Halve heals bruiset.
Ask for Henry's, and Take No Other.
IS" BEWARE OF COUNTERFEITS. J&
ClIIES IN ONE MINUTE.
Edey's Carbolic Troches,
A SURE PREVENTIVE OF
Contftfrtoua Diseases Colds, Hoarseness,
Diphtheria, and Whooping Cough.
Pleasant to the Taste,
Wi him Mm
Believe Dyspepsia and Biliousness,
gy FOR SALE BYALL DRUGGISTS.
JOHN F. HENRY, CtTRRAN ft CO.,
24 College Plaoe, New Tnrlt.
rfy.'-i ..-''.!'-' -!
Fit ralclsy W. H. Fleming, Drngst.
r.y sou. a vast amount of fun and good
reading if you fail to subscribe for the
STANl'Al.U immediately, tl a year.
D- UAH I '0
WH. lifiLL O
J. j. Martin. Ciias. H'Maotw.
NE W. .FIRM, r.''
MARTIN & CO!
a. m i r, y aiiooEiii
General Furnishing Store,
Spring street, communicating with J. C. Martin's store, McMinnville, Tennessee
J. C. Martin, of the new firm, lias just returned from' purchasing a new and select stock
of Goods, consisting of Family Groceries, Hardware, Cotlery, Farming Implements,
Farm and Garden Seeds, Stoves and.. Knwara
We wilLalso keep full supplies of Flonr, Meal, Meats, and other provisions, and will pay
HIGHEST MARKET PRICE
For all Kinds of Country Produce.
. F. L. Davies & Bro.,
J" IB "W E Xj 13 IR, S
41 North Cherry St., Nashville, Tenn.
Are now receiving an elegant assortment of good (uitable for all teMons, eoniUtiog ef
Watches, Jewelry, Silverware. Diamonds, Rings, Clocks,
Triplicate Folding Toilet Mirrors,
all of onr own importation. The prices can't be equaled anywhere. We solicit a tall
from the citizens of Warren county. jan22mS
NO TROUBLE TO SHOW GOODS.
OO TO THE
Mammoth Drug Store
For anything you want in the GENERAL DRUG LINE.
PATENT MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
Dye StnliH, Glass, Putty, Toilet soap, Perfumery, Pocket cutlery,
lirushes, Books, Stationery, confectionery, snuff,
S IT G A. It AND CO F P E E ,
Tobacco and Cigars, in fact everything kept in a
FIRST-CLASS RETAIL DRUG STORE.
PHYSICIANS W'U fill(J t to their interest to call and have'their or-
COUNTRY MERCHANTS ill find it to their interest to caU
and have their orders filled for such artioles as Essences, Paeeoric, Lauda
num, Castor aud Sweet Oil, by the dozen.
Physicians orescriptioiw filled at nil hours by a physician skilled in the pro
fession, cheap for cash. Don't fail to call on
Dp. W. B. Cummincs,
North Mile I'nblic Nqnarc, Nparln, .
r-iTFor coupli, cohla, and diseases of the chef t and lungs, try a few bottle ot h
Compound Syrup of Tar aud Tolu. 12-S-tmS
F ii H
Latest Styles and Finest Make
f"" Manufactured nnd Imported ly
M. B. HAEWELL, McMinnville.
CONSISTING OF. ,
Bedsteads, Bureaus, Dressing Cases, Wardrobes, Tables
BOOK CASES, DESKS, SECRETARIES;
ALL MADE OR IMPORTED TO ORDER!
Done at lowi st rates, and attended by Mr. Harwell in person. The nicest HEARS t
he mountain district. , , ,
13 very style of Burying Case from the Finest Cincinnati Caskt to the cominoaett
wooden coffin. . SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. . , '
All Carpenter's work done fo order and on most accommodatin
terms. ' mar
si P Leber & Co.,
rflcMinnvillc, - Tenn.j
ARE AGENTS FOR
BURNT BONE FERTILIZER,
the greaU'st tiling out for the recovery of voril. Ollt lancL nr:(l f
increasing the strength of rich lands. No hum hug, as we c:n show 100 ccrlifi
Ciitfs nt onr our office licin ing testimony to its wonderful fertilizing qunlitietc
Among the number we njtppnd the eei lificnte of Mr. Jack Cribble, one of the
beft nud most reliable farmer in thi county : "
Certificate of Jr. Grillk.
This is to cerlifv thai I lnmi;lit of Mcsam Win. K. I,eiicr.fc On. S barreln of their Bone
Fertilizer, and used only 2 barrels on abwit 8 nor'i ol C"rn, (danti d alioiit - I
'-ilt!cHtcd about acres, h-nvinu oil tin fertilizer and the resnlf wh lint the ground
fertilized made double the amount of coi n i" the i ii or i;ot fertilized. I found a' no that
'I e cum was about two weeks earlier than r,y f my neighbor; bet-idec, one borrel ef
J' O lbs is e pinl to nt least tin itjj'in I Is of the best Hmble manure aprea'd upon the land,
,- the I'nrnt li'ine Dnst is a land food, nnd reniains in the soil till exhausted by success.
eneH. 1 only used one tablesioonful to each liill of corn. - I cheerfully recommend the
Fertiliser as everything claimed for it for cotton, tobacco wheat and corrL
JACKSON GFIBBLE. "
We most respect fully solicit the farmers of Warren, White, DcKalb and'the surround
inp comities to call on us and get iuniihk t-s giving full directions how to use this wouder
fill Fertil izcr.
W3i. ip. Tiiji:rt sc co., 0
Vheat, Ey6, Corn, Oats, Stock Peas,
" DRIED FRUIT and SEEDS,
BACON, BULK MEAT AND LARD.
Will buy any amount of Sorghum Syrup paying
the hiliest market price in cash on delivery.
CHANGE OF1 BA8E.
For more capacious quarters we have moved and opened our general business for far
mera at brick store bouse recently occupied by T. F. Burroughs d Son, East Main street
where ae will be glad to see all farmers and planters. febSyl
WM. F. LEIPER & CO.