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A Former McMinovilllan Tells of His
? Texas Home. ' - 1
Blevins, Texas, March 15th, 1890.
Editor Standard: As my time
subscribed for tho Standard is
about out, 1 thought. I would write
and extend it, so please i find enclosed
one dollar. Myself and family are
very much interested in the reading
of it, and would prefer doing without
our coffee rather than the Standard.
If you will be pleased to print this
short letter I will say to our many
friends who read the Standard that
we are in a very good neighborhood,
good people living all around us.
The worst or all is we nave no
churches or schools nearer than two
and a half miles. We are two and a
half miles from Blevins,' and that is
our nearest school. The people
whom we live among are mixed as
to religious views. We have had a
very cold snap here. It was the 27th
and 28th of February. Friday, the
28th, was the coldest morning, the
mercury being as low as sixteen de
grees above; zero. - Mr. Tom Ran
dolph, ' formerly of McMinnvllle,
was here on that day and had ridden
' ten miles, and said he round it very
celd, even at 12 o'clock. Now, this
would not be considered very cold in
Tennessee, but here people shiver
terribly. This 'north wind that
blows so makes the difference. This
cold spell has damaged the farmersto
some extent. ..The oat crop, I sup
pose, is ruiiy destroyed. The corn
crop was mostly planted, but not
very mtjch of it ,up, so it -was not
damaged vej-ytinuch. " gardens, Joo,
were destroyed. Your humble ser
vant had some very nice raddishes,
lettuce and tomatoes but since the
cold' they are all. gone, root and
branch. WTe are in a very fine, rich
country, most or the land around us
being very rich and k fertile, , As, to
service In revealing tho secret, the
govenment grunts hiinihe exclusive
ngiu, iui it juiiut'u unie, iu mime
and sell jihe thing which fiis ' In vCn
tion covers., ,' ?,..! , . ,
The patent, therefore, Ma simply , a
contract between the inventor and
the people, in which the latter grant
the former the sole right for a time
to profit roTn JnsTTnvention, In con
sideration of having the free posses
sion of the invention later on.
In this country a' patent lasts only
seventeen years, r After that time all
are free to make full use of the
patented Invention without payment
of any fee or royaltyunless, indeed,
the patent is extended by' special act
of Congress. This extension Is rarely
granted, and only In cases where it is
held that the patentee has failed to
get the benefit of his patent
The term of a patent was formerly
fourteen years and it was renewable
by the patent office for seven years
more. This privilege of. extension
by the patent office was abolished in
1861, and the term made seventeen
There is much misapprehension of
the extent and character of the privi
lege which the patent really grants,
The government, in giving a paten-
tee the right to the exclusive posses
sion of his invention, does not
undertake to guarantee him in that
right. The invention is, during the
term of his patent, his property; but
he must defend it before the law in
the same way that any other proper
ty must be defended.
The possessor of a horse, for in
stance, even if he has bought and
paid for the animal, cannot keep
possession of It if some other! person
can prove that it belongs to him
The holder of a patent may lose his
right to it in several ways; and if he
does lose the right to it, those who
have bought of him his commodity
have no more legal right to use It
r(JC LESSER WORKS OF LIFE
THE GREAT SOUTH AMERICAN
"What, though thy power, compared
sonic,' ' 1
De weak to alii and Mess;
Because the rune U queen of flowers, '
Do we Jove tlic heart's eane lent.?
Doers may do a greater work, ' , j
But you have your, part to do; . ; i
And uo one in all God's heritage
Can do it so well as vou."
" AND :.'."
The Extra Session.
Special to Memphis Commercial.
Nashvillk, Tenn., March 20.
State Treasurer House has paid out
$0,H84.&4 for the expenses of the sec
ond extra session, and. when the
balance due to the clerks U paid, the
amount will be about tf.OOO. Sena-
The Most Astonishing Medical Discovery of
uie iast une.nunarea years.
It Is Pleasant to the Taste as the Sweetest Nectar.
It is Safe and Harmless as the Purest Milk.
This wonderful Nervine Tonic has onlr recently been intrndnr-wi int
this country by the Great South American Medicine Comnnnv.
tor McDowell of Shelby and Speaker great value as a curative agent has long been known by the native inhab
Leaof Haywood did not draw mile-' itantsof South America, who rely almost wholly upon its great medicinal
age, and no appropriation was made powers to cure every form of disease by which they are overtaken. " '
for Senators Dortch of Fayette, Hall ,avi new ana vaiuawe ooutn American medicine possesses powers and
of Weakley, Lamb of Lincoln', Pyatt q114'08 hitherto unknown to the medical profession. This medicine has
cwmyieicijr wiuii uio proDiem oi uic cure oi inaigcsuon, UYepepsia, JLiver
vuujpnuui,, auu uiseuses oi me genera; nervous oystcm. it also cures all
forms of failing health from whatever cause. It performs this by the Great
Nervine Tonic qualities which it possesses and by its great curative powers
upon the digestive organs, tho stomach, the liver and the bowels. No remedy
compares with this wonderfully valuable Nervine Tonic as a builder and
?trcngthcner ot the life lorces of the human body and as a great renewer of
a oroKen aown constitution, it is also of more real pcrmai
permanent value in tho
of Hamilton, and Sensionaof Hous
ton, who were absent.
Representatives DavU and Odium
and Speaker Clapp, all of Shelby, did
hot draw per diem or mileage, and
Representative Godwin of Shelby did
not draw mileage. No appropria
tion was made for Representatives treatment and cure of diseases of the Lungs than any ten consumption rem
Adams of Weaklev. Averv of Crock- cdics ever Used on this continent It is a marvelous cure for nervousness
ett, Real of Hamilton, Jones of Jeff- of females of all ages. Ladies who are approaching the critical period known
.rsiin Snvuo-ftnf w,mm shotton f a3 change in life, should not fail to use this trreat Nervine Tonic almost
Fayette and Woodall of Davidson, T- 7Vr I years; " TOe
'w utiugvi. Muia iui Ducugwcuu auu UUIUUVtJ la VI JUtiSUIilUUlO
value to the aged and mhnn, because its great energizing properties will
give mem a new noia on me. u win aaa ten. or nitcen years to the lives OI
many ot those wne will use a halt dozen bottles of the remedy each year.
Nervousness anJ ' Broken Constitution,
who were not present.
The Beauty of Health.
our farming, vvq have. ' broken Tabout further, or to De inuemnjtiea by the
100 acres ourselves' Md 'have' hired government for the loss 'of its use power to strengthen
help to break 50 acres. So we have
150 acres to "put In cultivation this
year. We have planted eighteen
acres in corn, had some oats,but they
are all dead, so the remainder will be
for cotton." We have some very fine
views here. We, live fourteen miles
from Temple. and when the 'at'mos-
phereis clear' and Ath sun shines
bright we can see it very plain with
the natural eye. y ' - -
As I have been on the sick list for
three weeks I have been reading the
history, of .Palestine, or, the Holy
Land, and other things connected
with it. I see that one historian
says the river Jordan, where it
empties into the Dead sea, is 180
yards broad and three feet deep; but
than the innocent holder of a stolen
horse has to be protected in' Its' ' pos
It Is possible that some other per
son may prove that he was in ad
vanco or the patentee In the posses
sion or use or what the latter has
claimed ' as ' his secret invention
The patentee may have used fraud in
obtaininlng his patent; or he may be
selling, as his patented article, some'
thing which is not exactly what his
If the government should under
take to guarantee to a patentee
against all comers, the exclusive
right and possession of the thing
patented, it would be granting a
wrongful monopoly, because this
How many women with regular
features that might he beautiful, are
not, and instead of awakening our
admiration only, arouse, our pity.
Their hollow eyes and sunken cheeks
and sallow skin haunt our, memory.
Alas i an invalid wne or mother or
sister Alls the house with gloom and
sadness, and. an otherwise happy
fireside is shadowed with
regret. Rlessed be the
who has invented a remedy, with
the female or
ganjzation, that regulates the deli
cate functions of feminine life, that
relieves those bearing-down pains.
that renews the appetite, that per
fects digestion, that brightens the
eyes and beaulines the complexion
wnn the glow oi heal in. such a
remedy is Dr. Bull's Sarsaparilla.
it is woman's best friend for counter
acting the evns that ammt her sex.
Thousands of ladies owe their beauty
to a uso of this -incomparable altera
tive. Demand it of your druggist.
lake no other. ram Jews,
Nervous Headache and
Sick Headache, ' ' i M
Female AVeakness, 1:1 ;
All Diseases of Women,
Nervous Chills, 'i .H
Paralysis. ;' !" ' t .!
a pail ,jor Nervous Paroxysms and ,
physician Nervous Choking ,,' ,
Hot Flashes, .
Palpitation of tbo Heart,' '
menial uespouucncj, '
Sleeplessness,1 ! ' ' ; '
St Vitus'a Dance,: '' ' "
Nervousness of Females, : '
Nervousness of Old Age,
rains in mo iican,
Pains in the Back,
Fail ins Health
Debility of Old Age, ,
Indigestion and Dyspepsia, (
Heartburn and Sour Stomach,
Weight and Tenderness in Stomach,
Loss of Appetite, ,- .'
! Frightful Dreams, . , .
Dizziness and Ringing in the Ears,
Weakness of Extremities and
Impure and Impoverished Blood,
Boils and Carbuncles,
Scrofula, i-Jm l M .
Scrofulous Swelling and Ulcere, i ,
Consumption of the Lungs, ;i ,
Catarrh of the Lung?
! Bronchitis and Chrome Cougb,
Delicate and Scrofulous Children,
Summer Complaint of Infants.
Ail these and many other complaints cured by this wonderful Nervine Tonic.
As a cure for every clas3 of Nervous Diseases, no remedy has been ablo
to compare with the Nervine Tonic, which is very pleasant and harmless in
all its effects upon the youngest child or tho oldest and most delicate individ-
uai. xs mc-tcntns oi ail me aumenis io wnica mo nuraau xmmij is ueir, arc
dependent on nervous exhaustion and impaired digestion. When there is an
insufficient supply of nervo food in the blood, a general state of debility of
the brain, Fpinol marrow and nerves i3 tho result. Starved nerves, like
starved muscles, become strong when tho riIit kind of food is supplied, and
a thousand weaknesses and ailments disappear as tho nerves recover. As tho
i little ways up It is only 80 yards would be a denial of the equal right people may say or think, is the worst nervous system must supply all tho power by which tho vital forces of tho
To do wrong, or, what is the same
thing, to refrain from doing right,
when the time for action arrives, le
cause we are atraiu of what other
wide and seven feet deep; he also
says this river has a fall of 12 feet to
the mile. Now think what a vast
amount of water would flow into
this small sea, which is only forty
miles long and nine miles wide, and
besides the river Jordan, many oth
er small streams flow into it. Histo
ry tells us there is no outlet to this
sea, and if I understand what I read
the surface of this sea is 12'.2 feet
Itelow the surface of the great Medi
terranean sea. Now what I want to
know is what goes with all this
water, and I will ask some of the
readers of the Standard to explain
through the Standard.
And now for fear I should make
one of Jeff Card well's conglomera
tions out of this thing I will close.
M. V. Gkip.rt,k.
The word "patent'' means "open;"
and it was first made use of to de
scribe the open letters, or "letters
patent," by which a sovereign grant
ed to a citizen or subject a monopoly
of the exclusive sale of any article.
The word is now, in a sense not
originally intended, applied to the
secret of an inventor which has by
him been made oen to the whole
public in consideration of a right for
a limited period to make and sell
the thing invented.
The original patent was often for
:t monopoly of a commodity which
the people already freely possessed.
The King of England, for instance,
granted to individual subjects the
'xelusive right to sell such articles as
salt and vinegar.
Such monopolies as this have been
declared wrongful In England, and
have never existed in the United
States. The only patentable thing
with us is a useful invention or dis
covery which has never before been
possessed by the people. ,
The theory of the patent right is
this; The inventor possesses a secret
likely to be useful to the people,
which secret h reveals freely to the
government, for the benelH of ; the
general publes In rHurn for his
of all citizens to sue and be sued, and
to obtain ludgments in accordance
with equity and right
A thing already made and freely
used cannot be patented. The right
to use it is common to all people
And on the other hand, the liability
of the purchaser of a patented article
to lose the right to use it, provided it
is proved to infringe some other
uerson's richtful patent, is a part of
the defence of the equal rights of all.
Three Democrats Retain Their Seats.
Washington. March, ". The
House Committee on Elections today
disposed of two contested election
cases, namely, Posey vs. Parret, First
Indiana District ,and Bowen vs. Buc
hanan, Ninth Virginia District. In
both these cases the committee will
recommend that the sitting member
be allowed to retain the seat, so that
in the seven election cases passed
upon by it up to the present time the
committee has favored four Republl
cans and three Democrats. . In the
West Virginia case of McGinnis, vs.
Alderson, it was believed that the
contest had been abandoned but 'Mc
Ginnis, who was given until Jan. 10
to file supplementary briefs, has just
put in his papers and they have been
received by the committee, so that
the case will come up for further ar
gument April 4. i
A Few Plain Questions.
form of slavery. To break such body are carried on. it is the first to sulTcr for want of perfect nutrition.
bonds we need n deeper consecration Ordinary food does not contain a sufficient quantity of tho kind of nutriment
to truth and duty We may admit all necessary to repair tho wear our present mode ot living and labor imposes
the arguments against such bondage, upon thp nerves. For this reason it becomes necessary that a nerve food be
EUppilCU. AIUS rUlXUli uruUUCUUIUJl mo uuuui 'iLiuciii-iiu vuuuucuu ii.io utiu
louna, Dy analysis, lo coniaia luoessuuiuu tiemcuusuuu ui wuiuu uci vu uauu
is formed. This accounts for it3 magic power to cure all forms of nervous
Crawfokdsyillb, Ind., Aug. 20, 86.
To the Great South American Medicine Co. :
and yt fail to escape from it ; but, if
we are faithful and loyal to the good
and the right if in our inmost heart
wo love and honor them above all
things we shall find continually
growing within ns that moral cour
age which wins for us our best free
Do you want to get rid of that Headache
thnt bothers you bo much? Do you want to
drive away that Incipent Catarrh that is
nettling in your head? Do you waut to
change that Sallow and Blotchy Complex
ion for a skin that is bright and clear?
Do you want to keep your mind clear, your
breath tweet, and yoor blood pure? Then
re-rn-na is the thing you need. Now is the
time of year when you need something
that will make your blood pure and keep
you free from those many Spring Com
plaints to which all are so subject. Of
course, if your Catarrh has become Chronic,
or the Impurities in your blood have devel
oped into a Disease, then La-cu-pi a should
b taken, and taken at once. Otherwise
l'e-ru-na is all thnt you ueed, supplemented
always, however, by Man a-lin. to keep the
Bowels in good condition. These three
medicines l'e ru-na, La-cu-ri-a and Man-a-lin
no household ran aftonl to be without.
:H a iMittl1.' For sale ly ltit-liey and Bos-
A Child Killed.
Anotner cniui Kiueu ry the use m
opiates given in the form of Soothing
Sprup. Why mothers give their
children such deadly poison is sur
prising when they can relieve the
child of its peculiar troubles by using
Dr. Ackers Ha by Soother. It con
tains no opium' or morphine. Sold
by W. II. Fleming.
Consistency is an acquired habit,
and of slow growth. The conditions
necessary for its acquisition are right
ana nxea principles ot laitn and mor
als, sincerity, simplicity, singleness
of aim, contentment, high temper,
enough not to be trifled with, honest
pride, temperance and fortitude.
TlmCs right, give it to him. This
was the expression of an old nurse,
when somebody recommended Dr
Bull's Baby Syrup for our baby.
It is the part of a ureat mind to be
temperate in prosperity, resolute in
adversity ; to despise what the vul
gar admire, and to prefer a mediocri
ty to an excess. Seneca, alter Sir
Dyspepsia's victims are numbered
by thousands. So an; those, who
have been restored to health by
"Each life that fails of its true in
tent, mars the perfect plan that its
Do not "through up the sponge."
Try the old standurd remedy, , Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup. Price -itt cts.
People who are siiflVriivj from the
ett'eet of torpor of the liver, should
take Laxador ami tliey will nimi .In
well and happy. I'ri'-o ily ! r nt-.
Dear Gents: I desire to say to you that I
have suffered for many rears with a very seri
ous disease of the stomach and nerves. I tried
every medicine I could hear of but nothing
done me any appreciable pood until I was ad
vised to try your Great South American Nervine
Tonic and Stomach and Liver Cure, and since
using several bottles of it I must say that I am
surprised at its wonderful powers to cure the
stomach and general nervous system. If every
one knew the value of this remedy as I do, you
would uot be able to supply the demand.
J. A. HARDEE,
Kx-Treos. Montgomery Co.
Mr. Solomon Bond, a member of tho Society
of Friends, of ParlinRton, Ind., Rays: "I have
used twelve bottles of Tho Great South Amcrf
can Nervine Tonic aud Stomach and Liver Curt)
and I consider that every bottle did for me ono
hundred dollars worth of good, because I havo
not had a good night's sleep for twenty years
on account of Irritation, pain, horrible dreams,
and general nervous prostration, which has
been caused by chronic Indigestion and dys
pepsia of the stomach and by a broken dowm
condition of my nervous system. But now I can
lie down and sleep all night as sweetly as a baby,
and I feel like a sound man. I do not think
there has ever been a medicine introduced into
this country which will at all compare with
this Nurviae Touic as a cure for the stomach."
A SWORN CURE FOR ST.VITUS'S BANCE OR CHOREA.
CRAwroRDftvnxE, Ind., May Id, 1886.
Mr daughter, twelve years old. had been af
flicted for several months with Chorea or St.
Vitus'! Dance. She was reduced to a skeleton,
could not walk, could not talk, could not swal
low anything but milk. 1 had to Handle ner
like an lufaut. Doctor and neighbors gave her
up. I commenced giving her the South Ameri
can Nervine Tonic: the effects were very sur
prising. In three days she was rid of the ner
vousness, and rapidly improved. Four bottles
cured her completely. I think the Bouta
American Nervino the grandest remedy ever
discovered, and would recommend it to every
one. Mia. W. & Eksminoeb.
State of Indiana, a ,
Montgomery County, f'
Subscribed and swora to before mo this May
19,1887. Cms. M. Tea vis, Notary Public.
Cbawfordsvhab, Ind., June 22, 1SS7.
My daughter, eleven years old, was severely
afflicted with St Vitus'a Dance or Chorea. We
gave her three and one-half bottles of South
American Nervine and she is completely re
stored. I believe It will euro every case of St.
Vitus's Dance. I have kept it in my family for
two years, and am sure it is the greatest n m
edy in the world for Indigestion and Dyspep
sia, all forms of Nervous Disorders and Kiillimj
Health from whatever cause.
, ; John T. Muh.
Slate cf Indiana," ,
Montgomery County, '
Subscribed and Bw'orn to before rr.e this .Tu-i
22,1837. Chas. W. Wrhjht,
INDIGESTION AND DYSPEPSIA.
The Great South American Nervine Tonle
"Which we now offer you, is the only absolutely unfailing remedy ever discov
ered for the cure of Indigestion, Dyspepsia, and tho vast train of symptoms
and horrors which are the result of disease and debility of the human stom
ach. No person can afford to pass by this jewel of incalculable value who ii
affected by disease of the Stomach, because the experience and testimony of
thousands go to prove that thi3 is the oxe and oxly one great cure in tho
world for this universal destroyer. Thero i3 no case of unmalignant diseasa
of the stomach which can. resist tho wonderful curative powers of the South
American Nervine Tonic. "" .
Harriet E. Hall, of Waynetown. In4., says:
"I owe my life to The Great South American
Nervine. I had been In bed for Ave months
from tho effects of an exhausted Stomach, In
digestion, Nervous Prostration and a general
shattered condition of my whole system. Had
given up all hopes of getting well. Had tried
three doctors with no relief. Tho first bottle of
the Nervine Tonio improved me so much that I
was able to walk about, and a few bottles cured
me entirely. I believo it the best medlcino in
j wnrlrt. I can not reconmend it too highly ."
Mrs. Ella A. Eratton, of New Ross, Indians,
says : "I can not express how much I owe to tho
Nervino Tonio. My system was completely
shattered, appetite gone, was couphing and
spitting up blood ; am sure I was in the first
stages of consumption, an inheritance handed
down through several generations. I begun
taking the Nervino Tonio and continued its
use for about six months, and am eutlrcly
cured. It is the grandest remedy lor nerves,
stomach and lungs I have ever seen.
RITCHEY &: BOSTICK,.
Sole Wlio'esalc and Retail Agents fo'i', 'Wan;-'ii;.'iuu
M MINNVILLE, TENNESSEE
SVEi. f BOTTLE lV4Kf?APjTED.
Price, I IS ounce Bottles, $1.23. Trial Size, 18 cents