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8 SOUTHERN STANDARD-MCMINN VILLE. TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, FEB 15, 189o
Dibroll, Feb. 11, 1890. Elder GiK
futi no, from Spencer, will preach at
Mt. Zion the 4th Saturday and Sun
day In February, and at night if the
weather will admit.
Old Aunt Peggy Turner has been
quite feeble for the last several days.
Miss liythe Denton has been on the
sick list, but.is better.
II. 13. Evans, from Mechanicsvillc,
was here mixing among relatives last
Sunday, and seeing his girl.
Some enquiry for seed oats, and
time, to sow them.
We have pleuty commercial tour
ists; can't keep them off.
New Land, Tenn., Feb. 12, 1890
MNnes Lula and Hallie Cagle, who
have been visiting in New Land for
the past two months, returned to
their home at Beershebu last Friday.
Miss Ella VanNess of Tullahoma,
is visiting friends in New Land.
Mrs. 11. 1 Burks of Sparta, who
has been viitin the family of Mr.
V. E. Burks, returned home Mon
day. Mr. II 1. Stubblefield must find
some great attraction in New Land,
as he is a very frequent visitor.
Miss Mollie Elkins of Woodbury,
who has been visiting her cousin,
Miss Musiu Paris, for several weeks,
returned home Tuesday.
Rev. Barbee preached a very inter
esting sermon at Lilerty Sunday;
He has been engaged to preach there
for the coming year.
Mr. II. L. Brown, who has been
very sick with LaGrippe, is slowly
Irving College, Feb. 12, WDO-Col-lins
River and our little creeks have
been on a boom, though I have heard
of no damage, or at least none of any
Some of our farmers think wheat
crops will. be nearly a failure, while
others think the prospect is good.
Just taking a passing glance at it the
prospect was never better, but some
say it is being destroyed or damaged
to a considerable extent by a small
insect. Most of the wheat in this
section has been grazed pretty close
to the ground all winter. Your cor
respondent will not, at present, un
dertake to give a prognosis.
Walter Garretson of Grundy coun
ty, paid our village a flying visit
Sunday evening, returning Monday
morning. Mrs. Mary Tibbs, who had
been visiting here for two weeks, re
turned with him.
Mr. Isaac: Hill has been in our vil
lage k day or two of this week sur
veying some tracts of land adjoining
We have had several stock traders
with us from Hickory Creek this
Mr. Carroll Parks received severe
injuries from a fall yesterday. A
skittish young mare knocking a pole
against him was the cause of the fall.
We hope he may soon recover.
Daylight, Feb. 12, lsyo. Mr. G.
W. Summers was around one day
last week taking down the taxables
of the l.'Jthdist. ,
Mr. Thomas Jones, of Cannon
county, spent Saturday and Sunday
visiting his father's family.
J. F. Simpson & Co., will put in a
new saw mill in a few days.
jMyiignt warns ana must nave a
doctor. Here is a splendid opening
for a physician seeking a country
Mrs. J. R. Oliver visited her hus
band at Rock Island this week.
Mr. and Mrs. James Ilerndou of
New, were visiting relatives here
on1 day last week.
The parental stem was unyielding,
and so far our young widower ha3
failed to pluck the only Rose of win
Charles Creek has not been past
fording here any mail day for the
last three years," and yet it is no un
common thing for this office to miss
its mail if there has been anything
like a heavy rain from 21 to IS hours
previous to mail time; hence we
were not surprised when the mail
did not come Saturday.
The fords on this part of the creek
are wide, shallow and smooth, and it
would take a remarkable raiu to ren
der them dangerous. Wagons, bug
gies, carts, and little boys going to
mill on horseback found no trouble,
nor did they think of danger fowling
the creek here all' day Saturday.
And yet, an employe of the goven
mint whose duty it is, under the
law, t" frd unless dangerous, fiiN or
ivfu-e to do -o. And what is more,
ha continues to fail until the next
mail day,which is another violation,
even If .there were tenable grounds
for the first failure, I hope you, Mr.
Editor, will excuse'the length of this
item, as it may save us the unpleas
antness of reporting this matter to
the authorities at Washington, for
indeed, we are tired of itv and when
I say we, I mean all who get mail at
Mr. John B. Ilenegar went to Mc
Ye writer went all the way to Mc
Minnvllle Monday to mail a letter.
Farmers have commenced sowing
oats. There will bo a large acreage
sown if the weather will admit.
P. W. Whitlock is building a new
barn, completely enclosing his old
one, which will not be removed till
the new one is finished.
Little Otis Hammer says please put
his name in print.
I wish to say a few words about
the mathematical puzzle in the last
ssue of the Standard. In the
first place, I think the puzzle arises
from a misconception of the true
character of the multiplier, which is
always abstract. The thing required
is an impossibility. If one should
ask me to multiply $; by I
should at once announce my inabil
ity to do S ) for it is absurd to talk
about $ times $o or 2 potatoes times
3 peaches. If then, we will drop the
idea of a concrete multiplyer the puz
zle will vanish, for it will readily be
seen that 5 times $" are f 25 and that
500 times $ are $2,r0) also that f0
times 5110 cents are 250,000 cents, or
$2,500.00. Let us hear from some one
Frosted Wheat Attain.
To tbe Standard.
Vervilla, Feb. 41th, 1890. Com
missioner Hord's advise is good in
all cams where the growth of wheat
has been so rank and effectually kill
ed as to exlude the necessary air,
heat and light from the roots. I have
heard of such fields of wheat, but
have not seen any In my travel.-, nor
have I met with any one who has.
although I have met parties from
sections where such state of things is
said to exist. Wheat should not be
allowed to reach this advaiced stage
at this season of the year it should
be kept back by grazing.
A Creamery Letter.
Lynx ville, Tenn., Feb. 1 1 , 18110.
Editor Standard Supposing it
might interest some of your readers,
I wish to state that by this time I can
say for sure, that the Giles County
Creamery is a success. I don't mean
by this that the company is making
money ; ut we have held out so long
on a small scale, that we have come
over the hardest time, and are now
on the increase. Wo receive now a
daily average, of over 10oo lbs. of
milk, of which we manufacture both
butter and cheese; for both we have
fine markets, averinging 10 cents per
lb. here for our cheese and .')0 cents
per lb. for our butter. Milk is paid
for according to the quality, $1.00 per
100 lbs. being the price paid for milk
yielding 4 lbs. butter from 100 lbs.
milk. For some milk' yielding .as
mirth as 0 lbs. butter, wo pay $1.25
per 100 lbs. The patrons are well
satisfied, and it is only a question of
time when this shall be a right large
business. The country is fine for
dairying and here are many line cows.
The people here (as in certain other
places,) are not very fast going into
new enterprises, but go slow and
sure. We have as kind and pleasant
neighbors as ever. And that means
a good deal. Yours truly,
Washington, D. C. Feb. 10, 1890.
Ex-Speakers Carlisle and Randall
have ably presented their case in the
minority report on the code of Rules,
which Mr. Carlisle by his parliment
ary adroitness, compelled the repub
lican majority of the House commit
tee on Rules to report much sooner
than they had intended. It says of
the clause in the proposed Rules au
thorizing the Speaker to count mem
bers not voting to make a quorum:
"This is the most radical, and in our
opplnion, the most dangerous in
novation proposed by the majority.
If agreed to, the personal and prop
erty rights of the citizens, protected
heretofore by laws enacted by the
votes of a majority, may l impaired
or destroyed by the votes of a mere
fraction of the members of Congress
4. In the same way ernor
moussunis of money maybe appro-
I Mated from the public treasury for
the most imionstitiitional and ini
i proiK-r purposes . Any rule
or practice which enalbes the Speak
er or the clerk to pass bills by count
ing members present and not voting
will inevitably result in destroying
the confidence of the people in the in
tegrity of legislation .
The Rules were called up in the
House today and nothingelse is to bo
done until they are disposed of. Just
when that will be cannot bo stated
yet. The republicans seem Inclined
to try to rush them through and to
have a final vote taken not later than
Wednesday, butthis program will
be vigorously resisted by the demo
crats, who Insist upon ample time be
ing given for a full and free discus
sion. They have taken this stand,
not because they expect to defeat the
the adoption of the Rules, but that
they may have an oppotunity,
thrugh the medium of speeches, to
show up every flaw in them, so that
the country may place the responsi
bility where it belongs.
The imperative need of more pub
lic buildings in Washington has
been much talked of in both ends of
of the Capitol, since Senator Morrill
brought out the fact that $121,700 a
year was being paid out by the Gov
ernment for rents in this city,
and that owing tothe over
crowded condition of the Gov
ernment buildings tbe amount was
continuously increasing. The sen
timent in Congress seems to bo in
favor of erecting the buildings neces
sary to carry on the business of, the
Government, and it is probable that
early action will be taken in the
matter. This is particularly neces
sary in the matter. This Is partic
ularly necessary In the case of the
Government printing office, a ram
shacklety, unhealthy old rat-trap
which will some day fall down and
kill several hundred of its sardine
packed occupants if it is not replced
by a new building.
The republicans in Congress are a
long ways from being a happy fami
ly just now. 8emitor Edmunds
threatens to resign from the Senate
committee on Foreign affairs because
a resolution of his was voted down in
executive session, while Senator
Sherman, chairman of the commit
tee, chuckles and says "let him go".
On the House side there are oceans of
trouble. Speaker Reed is hopping
mad because the republican caucus
amended his code of Rules by adding
a clause making pension legislation
privaleged at all times, and he has
intimated to Mr. Carlisle through
a third party, that if a democrat
will move to strike out this clause
enough republicans would vote with
him to do so.
The hearings in the Ohio ballot
box forgeries still go merrily on, but
it is expected that this week will end
them. Whatever the committee
may do, the impartial public has con
victed Foraker and llalstead of try
ing to destroy a man's good name
with a paper which they .knew to be
Beleif that the new Rules are to be
adopted by the House has brought a
swarm of lobbyists of all descriptions
to Washington in the hope of getting
a part of the spoils. This is the way
the matter strikes Represenative
Crisp, of Georgia, one of the most
clear-headed men in the House:
"When you consider the proposition
for immense expenditures of public
money that are being urged upon
this Congress, and that these Rules
make the way clear for them, you
do not have to be a prophet to see
that the money asked for by Con
gress is apt to oerbalanee that held
at the Treasury."
Bob Ingersall, who is here, indors
es Speaker Reed, but then it must be
remembered that Ingersoll, like
Reed, does not believe In a hereafter.
The Presidential proclamation
opening the Sioux Indian reservation
to settlement was issued today.
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ROAD CAKTS, STOVES, TIN WAKE,. Full Stock of IKON and all kindnof HARDWARE
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Poultry, Eggs and Butter our Specialties.
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Wagon and Carrlags Repairing of all kinds. Painting, &c.
HORSE-SHOEING A SPECIALTY.
The Peoples National Bank of McMinnville,
AUTHORIZED DEPOSITORY OF STATE FUNDS.
J. F. MORFORD, S. L. COLV1LLE,
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