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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE. vTURDAY,-FEB. 22, is90
Try Brown's new brand of cigars.
Fresh fish at D. L. Brown's to
day. Mr. Sanford Northcut of Viola,
was here thia week.
Mrs. Livingston is having her
storeroom ceiled overhead.
Mr. Albert Nunnelly spent last
Sunday with his parents here.
Smokers will find the best line of
cigars at the Warren House Corner.
W. S. Maddux will close out his
stock of lap robes at very low prices.
Rooms for rent. Inquire of
J. II. SlIERILL.
Mr. V. M. Eastwood and wife
returned home from Nashville Thurs
day. I. J. Bass now has a full line of
saddles and harness of all kinds on
Mr. J. C. Parti n returned home
last Monday alter an absence of near
ly two months
The ley ringers uf winter have
been toying with the thermometer a
little this week.
The prohibition! of McMinn
ville have put out a full party ticket
for county offices.
Found A large door key. Own
er can get same ut this office on pay
ment for this notice.
Mr. 11. J. Buchanan, general
agent of the Singer Sewing Machine
Co., was here Thursday.
Mrs. Nettie Walling arrived
from Texas last Friday on a visit to
friends and relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Clenny of
Quebeck, Tenn., spent Sunday last
here with Mrs. C's relatives.
Mr, Spurlock came home from
Nashville Thursday, but returned to
the city the following morning.
Mr. and Mrs. Schweikert of
South Pittsburg, hive been visiting
relatives and frinds here this week.
-Mr. I). T. Arledge left Tuesday
morning for Chattanooga, which
place he expects to make his future
Miss. Carrie Gamer, of Vi
ola, was visiting Miss Maria Lou
Stainhaek, a few days of the last
Mrs. Lizzie Franke, after a visit
of two or three months to friends in
Richmond, Ind., returned home last
Dr. Phillips will deliver his lec
ture on "The Origin of the Races"
at the Methodist Church tonight
Today, Feb. 22d, is the anniver
sary of Washington's birthday. Be
ing a national holiday, the bi.nks
will be closed.
A. II. Gross will receive a full
stock of paints, dress goods, and
spring dry goods of all kinds the first
of next week.
We see from the Sparta Exposi
tor of last week that Burritt College
at Spencer opened very auspiciously
with fifty pupils.
Mr. Win. Biles, who has been in
Selma, Ala., for two or three months,
engaged in the mule trade, returned
home last Saturday.
Tfce McMinnville Hardware Co.,
are now selling the cheapest prepared
paints on the market and warrant
them equal to the best.
Oscar Ilogwood left last Monday
morning to seek his fortune in the
I -one Star State. The Standard
wishes him much success.
Cullier & Arledge will receive a
new spring stock of calicoes, men's
and boy's hats, and other late style
goods today. Go and see them.
The children of Mr. and Mrs
Clay Faulkner entertained a large
crowd of their little friends at a din
ner and birthday party last Saturday.
If you are in need of a buggy or
other wheeled vehicle, read the card
ot T. A. Leach, Murfreesboro, Tenn.,
in another column, and write him
Col. John II. French has been
here several days of this week looking
after his business interests here, and
shaking hands with his numerous old
News was received here from
Viola this week, that F.si. E. II
Williams, one of the leading citizens
of that neighborhood, is dangerously
i'l and not expected to recover.
Frazier and Sherman, the Bled
soe county officiers who shot and
killed Luther Beech in this county
some three or four weeks ago, surren
der d to the sheriff'of this county
last week, and gave bond for their
appearance at Circuit Court.
Try one of I. J. Bass' homemade
Scotch horse collars. The best collar
in this market.
Mr. R. P. Bdes of Sparta was
mixing among his old friends here
Sparta Expositor : Mr. Asa
Faulkner, U. S. Commissioner, of
McMinnville has been in town sever
al days this week.
-Mrs. J. E. Bentley, Mrs. I). B
Carson and Mr. J. C. Biles left last
Monday evening for a two week's
tour of Florida. They will visit a
number of points of Interest in the
"Land of Flowers."
Mr. Geo. Stroud returned home
last Tuesday morning from St. Louis
with a car load (23 head) of mares
and horses. There are some very
handsome animals in the lot, and
they are now n sale at Stroud & Co's
livery stable. 1
Thurman Bros & Co., came be
fore our readers with a new adver
tisement this week, offering some big
clearing out bargains. They will
sell the remainder of their winter
stock at great reductions in prices, to
make room for a big spring stock.
Our readers can always find some
thing of interest in their advertise
A merry party of young innsque-
radersassembled at the Warren House
Friday evening of last week, and
after a brief visit to the candy pull
ing and valentine drawing at the C.
P. Church, repaired to the residence
of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Smith, where
several hours were pleasantly whiled
away in dancing 'and mirth mak
Mr. Butler Smith has been ad
mitted as a partner with Messrs.
Biles A Moffitt in the McMinnville
Hardware Co., and in addition to the
hardware and grocery business, the
firm will buy and sell cattle, hogs,
sheep, poultry, etc. They now want
to buy 4 car loads of cattle, 10 car
loads of hogs, and all the fat sheep
they can get, for which they will
Mr. Sylvester Brower, who re
cently purchased Peay's mills, at
Hanlan, in this county, has purchas
ed from Nordyke & Marrnon Co.,
Indinapolis, a full equipment f the
latest improved roller flouer mill
machinery. The mill will be of
great advantage to farmers in that
portion of the county. We are glad
to have such men as Mr. Brower in
the county, and wish more of them
Mr. Percy Wallace, who has held
a position in the Government print
ing office at Washington for about
two years, received notice that his
service would not be needed after the
12th inst., and he reached home last
Monday morning, He says only
five Democrats remain in the Gov
ernment office, and they are daily
expecting invitations to step down
and out. We understand Percy will
go to Chattanooga to work next week.
Through the courtesy of the
Franklin Review and Journal, we
are enabled to give our readers this
week a very striking illustration of
His Lordship, the Town Hog, seated
upon his throne, issuing his edicts to
his humble subjects. The cartoon is
quite as applicable to McMinnville as
to Franklin, and when we consider
what absolute freedom his hogship
has of the streets and park, and how
very much afraid some people are of
interfering with his rights, the pic
ture is not much overdrawn.
We have received the new retail
catalogue of James J. II. Gregory,
the old and reliable seedsman of
Marblehead, Mass. Mr. Gregory
grows many novelties in the seed
line, and warrants every package he
sells. A copy of the catalogue will
be mailed free, to any one desiring it.
Joe M. Johnson, the" merchant
tailor of Murfreesboro, has an adver
tisement in this issue. He carries a
large stock of suitings,trimming, etc.,
and offers to make gents' clothing 20
per cent cheaper than any Nashville
house. Write him for samples and
prices before buying your spring suit.
A wild cat whisky distillery was
captured in the 7th civil District of
this county, about 12 nailes from
town, on Thursday morning of last
week, by U. S. Deputy Collector
Spurrier and a posse of five deputy
marshals. The raid was made about
daylight. There was no person at
the still when captured, but there
were evidences that jt had been in
operation during the night. Every
thing was just In readiness to begin
stilling, but no liquor had yet been
made. The still, with a number of
tubs and material were destroyed
Two wild cat distilleries were de
stroyed in the same neighborhood by
Revenue officers about two years
THE MALE SCHOOL.
Enhtusiastic Commendations of the
The suggestion to establish a ixiard.
ing school of high grade in McMinn
ville for boys and young men meets
with a most hearty endorsement from
everybody. Every citizen of Mc
Minnville who read our articles of
last week, or to whom the subject has
been, mentioned, has spoken In the
mast commendable terms of it, and
we are led to believe that they will
give it not only a moral support, but
the necessary financial backing to in
sure its success. The letters printed
below are sufficient to show the gen
eral trend ot opinion on the subject.
A public meeting will be held soon
to take the preliminary steps toward
getting the matter into tangible
shape. Read what some of our citi
zens say about it, and keep the ques
tion warm by discussing it freely:
Mc MiNNVir.MO Feb., isno.
Editor Stand Aim.
With pleasurable emotions, I read
your article and Col Gardners, in last
week's Standard In reference to
the establishment at Mc Minnville
of a male school of high grade. I
could almost fancy two or three hun
dred boys from the different states at
tending our high school, bringing
with them thdr sisters to the Female
College and distributing in this com
munity for tuition, boaad and exeete-
ras, one hundred thousand dollars
annually I could see our hotels filled
with the friends of the students, at
tending the commencement exercis
es of the schools. A male school of
high grade capable of equiping boys
for University education, is an insti
tution greatly to be desired in Mc
No enterprise within our reach, at
so small an outlay of money,, would
return so great a benefit to this entire
community. No argument is need
ed to demonstrate this. Our citizens
should take hold of this enterprise
with zeal. Five, and if neeessarry
ten, thousand dollars ought to be
raised, and before the summer is ov
er another handsome school building
erected in our town, J. W. Ikwin.
Editor Standard: We are pleased
to see the question of "a High Grade
Male School for McMinnville," being
agitated. While we have not the
time to enter into any extensive re
marks, (if it was necessary), in re
gard to the importance of tho enter
prise, we simply want to say that we
have faith in good schools as the best
and surest means by which we can
advance the material, as well as the
moral and intellectual, interests of
our town and county. This is an en
terprise in whicli every man, woman
and child, white or colored, in the
town or county should feel interested.
It would more or less benefit all.
Especially should all business men
take a lively interest in it. If all
would help, it would not require any
great amount of money from any one
individual to erect the buildings nec
essary. We do not know the amount
of money it will require, or the best
way to get it up, but if the entire
town will take an interest and help
in the work it can be done and the
money thus invested will pay a large
dividend to the entire town and
county. We may not have iron and
coal mines around our town to give
us a boom, but we do have every
natural advantage to build up good
schools, whicli if we willuo, will give
us permanent and lasting prosperity.
We are willing to contribute some
thing to the enterprise. Resp'y,
J. B. Hitch ky.
McMinnviu.k Feb. 10, 18'.M.
In your issue of Feb., 15 lam pleas
ed to notice an article onthe subject of
schools. It advances ideas and makes
suggestions of much importance and
interest. I have frequently been at a
loss to know why it is that McMinn
ville, with its elegantly conducted and
useful, Female College has not started
vigorously on foot some schemjB for
the establishment of just such a
school as has been proposed by the ar
ticlea high grade school for boys
and young men. I do think that
this class should have the advantage
of something better than a common
school education. An institution in
which they can thoroughly and prac
tically accomplish themselves for
business, society, etc., is a necessity,
and if we would perpetuate the char
acter of our government we must
educate the young men in a manner
fitting them to with intelligence se
lect their rulers or themselves rule,
for the young man is now pouring
over his books who will some day be
called upon to occupy tho president's
chair. I do not think that the eoun-
try can be overstocked with such in
stitutions, and McMinnville has
many natural advantages over her
sister towns where they are conduc
ted with great success. We have a
fine climate, fresh pure air and water,
fine scenery, and in fact everything
that is calculated to put snap and
spirit into tho "coming man."
The school, in addition to affording
great advantages to the young men
of our own town and neighborhood,
would doubtless be liberally patron
ized fi oin abroad, making the sceeme
profitable as well as praiseworthy, and
I do hope thtft the article referred to
may be the embryo of such a lauda
ble enterprise. Yours In Hope,
Fni'.i) T. Fisiikr.
Editor Standard: In response
to your request for an expression of
opinion in regard to the proposed
High School for boys, I would say
that the scheme meets with my hear
My opinions as to theabsolute value
of such a school are too well known
to repeat; but it may be worth while
to remark that I know of no town
In the country better located for such
Outside of the Valley of Virginia
there is no place in the whole South
that offers greater advantages for a
Boys' High School than McMiun
ville. I insist
1. The school is needed.
2. The place is healthy at all times
of the year.
:. This is an accessible point, and
can be easily reached from all quar
ters of the South.
4. The expenses of educating boys
here would be small, for the reason
that board is cheap and medicine a
luxury In which few Indulge. More
over, as has been remarked, Mc
Minnville is just half way hetween
Texas and Virginia.
;"). This is an old and well-known
town, no new mush-room place,
hence the school could be easily ad
vertised. i. The fact that the Cumberland
Female College is located here would
bring considerable patronage to the
school, because parents naturally like
to send their boys and girls to the
7. This school should bring to Mc
Minnville $'i0,000 a year.
The question has been asked me,
what effect this school would have
on the city schools? I do not see that
it can affect them at all. It should
in fact greatly benefit them.
Of course such a school would not
receive boys under twelve or fourteen
years of age, and able to enter a cer
tain class. Boys of a certain age,who
had passed through the City School
course could be received at the pro
posed High School, and the Board
of Education could easily arrange to
pay a certain part of the public fund
annually for the education of such
boys, without materially weakening
their resources. Pupils sent to the
High School, on the contrary, unable
to enter the lowest classes, could be
placed in the City School until they
were so prepared.
Let the people remember that the
proposed school is to be a school
exclusively fur boys, of a certain age,
with fixed course.
I do not in fact see how this school
couid possibly avoid helping both
the City Schools and the Female Col
lege especially the latter.
These ideas I have hurriedly jotted
down, and if you think any of them
worthy of your use, you are welcome
to them, along with my earnest
wishes that the project may succeed.
Jas. G. Mkadoiis.
Faykttkville, Feb., 17, 18!)0.
Editor Standabd :
I see in your paper of last week
that the people of McMinnville are
contemplating a new, and I think a
vitally important enterprise a high
school lor boys and young men.
Permit me to second the motion. I
shall give the movement the full
benefit of my unqualified approbation
and most hearty support. It is im
possible to estimate the happy and
beneficial result to our heaven favor
ed community by the establishment
of such an institution. Like the
blessed influence of electricity and
the gentle dews, it will bestow bless
ings in a thousand ways, all tending
to elevate, refine, beautify and enno
ble our society and improve the con
ditions of social and intellectual life.
As a rule, we as a people, are una
ble to endow our children with any
considerable patrimony in the goods
of this world, but we are able to do
more and better for them than that.
I am not going to argue the question
of education, the argument on that
question is closed, and the question
settled by the enlightened judge
ment of mankind, wu must f.dc
t'ATK. The time has been when u
young man of energy and pluck, by
heroic effort and sterling integrity
could make his way in the world
without the advantage of a thorough
mental training, but in this respect
"the world do irtove." In the new
regimen our uneducated boys can on
ly be hewers of wooi and drawers of
water they are not elligible to the
highest duties and responsibilities of
life and generally do not aspire to
A high school creates in the com
munity a litterary atmosphere inval
uable to any people, and no reasona
ble amount of money could be mis
appropriated or misapplied contribu
ted to such an ennubling and refin
But such a school would reward
us "an hundred fold'.' in material
prosperity. Nature has bountifully
blessed us with a most genial and
heatht'ul clime, has spread out
around us a pairnama of most beau
tiful and picturesque scenery our peo
ple are noted for piety and tolerance
and the town bristly with spires
a monumental testimony to our loy
alty to God and our respect for re
ligion. The sorrouiiding country
yields most generous rewards for til
lage and produces the necessaries of
life In marvelous abund ance. What
better place can be found for a grand
Boys and young men at school
must be fed and clothed. This gives
the farmer, the market gardener, the
dairyman the tailor the merchant.
kvkryrody, a market. People will
accompany their children to be with
them and superintend their educa
tionthese will want houses In a
word the enterprise considered as an
investment simply, will pay and pay
largely, and pay forever.
Besides we will only pay out the
money it costs To build it to ock
selves. We pay it to our own work
men, who spend it in ourown midst;
we keep the money and get the
school. When we buy a Govern
ment Bond the money goes out only
to return after many days this we
spend at home. Every property
owner will be rewarded by the en
hancement of the value of his prop
erty, by the benefit such a school con
fers on the town. Timo and the
space you can afford fail me to elab
orate the beneficial consequences of
the institution. Let it go forward
no public enterprise has ever been
mooted in our glorious little town so
full of promise as the High School.
Respectfully, M. D. Smallman.
heath of Mm. Mary A Kriltnln.
Mrs. Mary. A. Brittain, wife of Mr.
W. G. Britton, died at their home
on spring street in this place at half
past four o'clock Sunday morning,
Feb., 1G, after an illness of only a few
short days. She was taken sick on
Tuesday previous, but her illness did
not assume a dangerous type until
Friday, when telegraphic messages
were sent to all her children. Mrs J.
W. Snodgrass arrived from Nash
ville at noon Saturday, and was the
only one of her children to reach
here before her death. Miss Nannie
arrived on the early train Monday,
and Mr. Roberts and wife at noon the
same day. Her son, Mr. S. D. Brit
tain did not get here until Wednes.
Mrs. Brittain was born at Shelby
ville, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1833. At the
age of 21 years she was married to
Mr W. G. Brittain at Lewisburk.
The couple moved to McMinnville
in 1859, and have resided here ever
since. Mrs. Brittain united with the
Cumberland Presbyterian Church at
Tullahoma in 18oS. After their re
moval to this place she transfered her
membership to the C. P. Church at
this place, and she lived an earnest,
faithful consistent member of the
same until called by the Master into
the congregation of redeemed saints
Mrs. Brittlan was peculiarly devo
ted to her family, and was a gener
ous friend and neighbor, and her
death brought sadness to all who
knew her. In the highest,' truest
sense of the term, she was a good
woman, loved and honered by those
who knew her best, and all but idol
ized by her husband and children.
Funeral services were held at the
residence Monday afternoon, and the
remains were followed to the grave
by a large concourse of sympathetic
friends of the family.
As spring time is near at hand,
and housekeepers will want to
brighten up their homes, it would be
a good idea to have all your furni
ture overhauled and revarnished.
W. S. Lively & Co., will do this for
you at your homes, at low rates.
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