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8 SOin'HERSl'A&AKDM'SMriiilE.-iTENNESSEE. MWmt&fyiugpii
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Tomorrow will bo Easter Sunday.
Mel Atkinson was here again last
Did you know this was "Good
Friday. " ?
For superior canned goods, go to
Mr. J. J. Morton of Tarlton was
in town thM week. :s
Try that fine New Orleans
t D. O.-Jenklns'. n - ,;
Don't miss the Mlnstrell show
next Tuesday night.
--Fine oranges, lemons and , cocoa
nut's at D..O. Jenkins'. , . , ; ; 1 ,
S. D. Brittain spent two or three
days at home this week. :..'
-King's quick rising Buckwheat
Flour n't D. O. Jenkins'. .' ' ' V'
-rNev neckwear ' for Gents and
Hoys at J..C..M, fyw & Soy's.;
-vA raro treat 'is hi store at the
Opera House iiext Tuesday night.
There .will, be , linn Miustrell
show , at the. Opera next Tuesday
night.;. -. ' - t -v 1 ; .1 .
Eugene Atkinson was here a day
or two this week, ' 'visiting his old
friends.1'1' Z1' ' ' ' " ' , ' '
rrVyill Elkins is now with Stroud
& Cui, and pulls the bell rope on the
omnibus,.- , ,.(,-, ', .' . '
Mr. J. K.l Pearson, a lawyer of
Tracy City, was on our streets today
(Friday.) r7', '.V' :
-Mr. F. P.-Clute, of South' Pitts
burg, spent, Sunday last with rela
tives herey; ; . , . , . ., .y j .. . : i , ,
The English Sparrow has come
to be most as great a nuisance as the
town hog,- ' : 1, ,
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Green leaves aro peeping out
:igain, -and poach and other fruit trees
Remember the Easter Supper
and Bazaar at the C. P. Church to
night (Friday.) 1
The best and freshest plain and
fancy candies always on hand at
I). O. Jenkins'.
Mr. H. r ; Brooks was called to
Chattanooga last Tuesday by the
illness of his sister.
-Crandall, Randall, Clark & Bus-
kirk's Minstrels at the Opera House
next Tuesday night.
Ilecker's Oatmeal, Hominy,
Grits, and Oatmeal in bulk, all best
quality, atD. O. Jenkins'.
-'Doty & Fitts have just burned a
large new kiln of lime and can now
supply it in any quantities.
Mr. Frank Spurloek made a bus
iness trip to Chattanooga this week,
returning Thursday morning.
Those desiring Tomato Plants
can be supplied by leaving orders at
V. II. Fleming's drug store.
Miss Fannie Gross returned home
from Louisville last Friday. She left
the city just in time to miss the
Misses Bessie and Aunie Clark,
two of Sparta's belles, are visiting
here, the guests of Mrs. Dr. M. An
Mr. Oscar Pettingill, after u visit
of two or three weeks to his sister,
Mrs. E. G. Mead, left for Ohio last
mth. -o. 1. jstamoacK nas uoen
quite sick during the last week, but
we are glad to report that she is now
Misses Mattie and Lilian Jetton,
of Murfreesboro, who had been visit
ing here for some time, returned
Our V. L. Douglas $2.00 shoo for
Ladies is a beauty, and the stock is
superior to most shoes at a higher
price. J. C. M. Ross & Sox.
Mrs. E. Broyles, of Savannah,
Tenn., arrived Wednesday morning
and will spend some time here visit
ing her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Irwin.
Miss Lena Irvine returned last
Friday from Louisvile, and Is again
in charge of the millinery depart'
ment of Mrs. Bridge's establishment.
The storm news this week has
crowded out much other interesting
matter. This is one of the weeks
that we needed a much larger paper
to give even a brief summary of the
Mrs. F. P. Clute, who has been
visiting her old home here for a
couple of weeks, returned to South
Pittsimrg this ,( Friday) ...afternoon
accompanied .by; her 'little Nephew,
Master Fred Clute Wallace.
Messrs Ira B. and E. Bradford,
f Augusta, Wis., who had been
here for . two or three weeks, were
called suddenly hoinfl last Monday
Iva telegram announcing the death
( ( Rev. K. Bradford's wife.
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i-rSomer ofliMr. Kennv Smnrtt'a
friend's suggest" that lie have" some
business ;; cards "printed, ' giving his
name aiul address, thq next time he
visits Nashville.' ' . '.
The season is at hand, so far tas
the calendar and moon are con
cerned, for planting gardens, but we
don't reckon one could make much
success gardening under an umberel-
Mrs .111. 'A. . Bridges returned
from Louisville Tuesday, Her stock
of ml.lljneryV dress goods, and ladies
furnishing -goods; is ' 'now being re
ceived and' Opened laily, and the
mutes are nivneu 10 can ana inspect
same. ' Seo her advertisement in
another column. ' ' - I yi
.' --MrsE. Mi Kcljogg, who recent
ly soM.lier farm nelir this place to
Mr. j Bradley Rice, hioycd with her
family , this 'week' to Chattanooga,
where they, will make their home for
the next few months. i.-.f
i -This week we are receiving1 a
large stock of Clothing, Shoes, ' Hats
and Gent's Furnishing goods,' bought
cheap for cash, and we are offering
them at very low figures. Wo invite
an inspection from all pur friendsand
customers. , , J. C. M. Ross & Sox. .
r-Mr. M. N. Thompson, who has
resided hero for two or three vpnrs.
will remove next weeK to ' Chatta
nooga, where he wjll engage In the
hotel business.' Mr'j Thompson will
retain some property interests jierej
and expects eventually to return and
make' llijs place his home.
We will ojen today a line of
2-pieee suits for childreu from 3 years
to 13 years old Some j beautiful
Sailor Waists for children from 3
years to 9 years In the lot. .Mothers
should call at- once and select a new
spring suit for the little fellows.
J. C. M. Ross & Sox. 1
Charley Smartt, who ; went to
Nashville a few weeks ago to .accept
a position in a large millinery estab
lishment, happened to an unfortu
nate accident the other day by falling
on a pavement and breaking his arm.
Ho arrived here on the noon train
Mr. J. M. Cunningham left
Thursday morning on a tour of the
wholesale markets to purchase an
entire new stock of dry goods, cloth
ing, furnishing goods, etc., which he
will open up In the east room of the
opera house block.
Jones Bros, present compliments
to our readers through our advertis
ing columns this week, and ask the
attention of the public to their large
stock of dry goods and groceries, and
particularly to their large line of
Drew, Selby & Go's shoes for ladies.
They are clever men to deal with,
and offer their customers good bar
gains. We are still enlarging our stock
of Shoes, and now have by far the
best line for less money of any house
in this section of the country. We
make a specialty of shoes and cloth
ing, and by selling first class goods at
low figures, all our customers can feel
assured of getting their money's
worth. Call and see our new spring
styles. J. C. M. Ross & Sox.
A charge of nearly 2-5 pounds of
dynamite was exploded in the gas
well Wednesday evening without
developing any greater flow of oil or
gas. We suppose now that the work
will be , abondoned. The company
has spent something over $1000 in an
effort to find out whether gas or oil
could be found here. The well was
driven nearly seventeen hundred feet
deep, when the drill entered water,
and drilling had to be discontinued.
Among the many valuables de
stroyed in the depot Tuesday night
by the fire were two articles, viz:
An umbrella belonging to Daniel
Thompson, and a pipe, whose owner
goes by name of Bell McClarty. The
first thing that entered Dan's ' mind
after he heard of the unfortunate acci
dent was his umbrella, and . off he
wentat full speed to whereonce stood
the building of the railroad company.
Meeting Bell McClarty he exclaimed
in rather an fexcitod mannner, "Bell,
did you save my umbrella?" Both
boys have the sympathy of their
A number of dogs were killed
last Tuesday night in the north part
of town by poisoned meat, which was
thrown Into various front yards.
This might have been perpetrated by
some boys as an "April fool" joke,
but if so it was a very serious way of
joking. It is a penitentiary offense
to placefpbison oh another person's
preniises, and if the "perpetrators of
this joke iu e apprehended they may
rind , themselves in very serious
trouble. Besides this, some of the
dog -were; very, highly valued by
their owners, mid they deeply regret
l lie iin.
The announcement of Mr. A. H.
Gross as a candidate for Register of
Warren County appears in our an
nouncement column thjs week. The
county could not select n man for
this position who is more competent
to fill it. The books of the office
would be neatly and accurately kept
by him. Mr. Gross is personally
known to a majority of the voters of
of the county, and will make the
race quite interesting for this office.
Gray, the hatter and mens' fur
nisher, of22(i North Cherry Street,
Nashville, has nil advertisement hi
this week's Stanoakd, and .Sir. A.
M. St. John, of this county, who is
now'with that popular house,, invites
all visitors from Warren 'county to
call 011 him when in the city. The
house carries' a ' magnificent ; line' of
gents' furnishing' goods of all kinds,
and MrV St. John will take pleasure
In waiting on ' all of his old friends
who may favor him with a call. '
Dr, Albert Seitz, recently gradu
ated from tVanderbilt, University,
has concluded to locate permanently
in'McMlnnville for. the practice, of
his profession, and has secured office
room with Mr. F,M. Smith, on East
Main street, ' His card will be found
in this issue. , Naturally he is endow-
ed with fine mental qualiflcationst
and has given untiring application to
his studies, reaching the ., highest
grade in all of his . classes. We feel
confident that he wilt work rapidly
into a large and lucrative practice.
We wonder if McMinnville ever
will volunteer to assist people else
where in distress. Our town has
been peculiarly favored. We are
beyond all possibility of flood, cy
clones never sweep us, our pure
mountain air indemifles us against
epidemics, and even the' fire fiend
has given us but slight visitations of
late years. We are truly blessed
with reace and plenty. Our neigh
bors at Fayettville, who suffered so
severely from the storm, are in ur
gent need of help, but no effort has
been made here to extend them any
assistance as yet. In our enjoyment
of the blessings that surround us, and
our eagerness to add to our posses
sions, we should not forget people
who are overtaken with such mis
fortunes as has been visited upon
Fayettville. Through the churches,
a public meeting, or some other agen
cy let a generous contribution be
raised and forwarded to Fayettville
without waiting, to be called 011.
Fayettville has not' asked for out
side assistance, but we know they
feel the need of it and will fully ap
preciate any aid which may be vol
unteered. Vital Statistic.
The health officer's report for March
shows births and deaths in McMinn
ville for that month as follows :
March E. Webb and wife.
March '!". J. W. Gray and wife.
March 7. J. II. Spegle and wife.
March 18. Buck Cope and wife,
col. Girl. (
Mar. Infant child of Jo Young,
col. Cause Hydrocephalus.
March 21. Infant child of J. II.
The great overflow in the Mississ
ippi valley is bound to occasion much
sickness dining the coming summer,
and whether a yellow fever epidemic
occurs or not, thousands of people
will leave the overflowed country
during the summer for the purer at
mosphere of our mountains. Mc
Minnville should make every effort
to offer them a safe place of refuge,
and to do this all public and private
premises should be thoroughly cleans
ed and put in good sanitary condition
before the advent of warm weather.
All work of this character should be
prosecuted vigorously during the
present month. Garbage of all kinds
should be removed beyond the cor
porate limits, or deeply buried, and
lime and other disinfectants used
freely. If McMinnville wishes to
sustain its enviable reputation as a
plea-ant and desirable health giving
resort, our sanitation must be care
fully and promptly looked after. Our
town can be filled with summer
guests as in days of old during the
coming season if the proper effort is
made, and we should certainly offer
them the inducement of thorough
Several houses in Cannon County
were unroofed, and rock and other
fences leveled to the ground over a
large portion of the county.
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Dry Good, Notions, Hats, Shoes, Clothing,, Carpets, .Uphol
steries, Sewing Machines, 'etc., have just received a nice line
of spring goods, and ask the attention of the public - to . them
1 . ;vu mv siumea in u ,,
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in the latest fabrics. r LiX leader
at 2o cents. . All triinnnngs to
New Notions, New Shoes,
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In a few days we' will receive a large number of basque pat
terns, taken from the 13utterick Company, which we -.will '
' GIVE IS A PREMIUM -:
to all who purchase a dress pattern during the spring and
summer. Call and see us before buying.
The KaHraad Depot Destroyed by
Fire lVednenday Morjitng.
The Nashville, Chattanooga, & St.
Louis Hailroad depot at this place
was destroyed by fire between twelve
and one o'clock Wednesday morning,
with its entire contents, and three
loaded freight cars which were stand
ing on the side track. Nothing is
known as to the origin of the fire,
but the railroad officials seem to
think it was the work of an incendia
ry. The fire was first discovered by
a negro woman living in the bottom,
a little after twelve o'clock, and an
alarm was given, but the building
was totally enveloped in flames, and
the freight cars were burning before
anyone reached it. A fourth car,
however, was rolled down the track
and saved. Fortunately there was
comparatively little freight in . the
depot less than there had been at
any time in months before. The loss
on freight and express is estimated at
$1,200. Mr. Carson, the agent, lost
about $200 on desks, : private tele
graph instruments, books,' etc. Two
of the burned cars were loaded with
barrel staves and headings,' from
White & McGuire's factory, and had
been received by the company and
bills of lading issued. The third car
was loaded with the household goods
of Mr. E. L. Thompson, who expected
to leave with them on Wednesday
for the North. .He had not fiinished
loading, and the goods had not been
receipted for by the Company, con
sequently the loss Talis upon Mr.
Thompson, and is a very heavy loss
Although the bells of the C. P.
church and spoke and handle factory
were both rung for some time, they
failed to wake up a great many peo
ple in town, and numerous citizens
were much surprised on getting
down to their business houses
Wednesday morning to learn that
the depot was In ashes.
As soon as the telegraph wires fell
Mr. Carson secured the end, took the
instruments from the up-town office
down and attached them, and opened
up communication with Nashville.
For the present White & McGuire's
j office is being nsed for the telegraph
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New Sewing Machines
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and business office, and MeadV
Hitchey 's produce! house as' n freight
There were two iron safes in the
depot and the contents of both of
them were8aved in a slightly dam
aged condition, but everything else
in the building was a total loss.
Hogs In the Cemetery.
We are informed that His Excel
lency, the town hog, has taken pos
session of the old cemetery. He has
undisputed possession of the streets,
sidewalks, and all open property, is
frequently allowed to root to his
heart's content in the park, and bold
ly invades people's yards and gardens
whenever an open gate or broken pa
ling can be found. As long as we
can't help ourselves we manage to
submit tq these depredations with
some degree of Christian resignation,
but it is a shame and an outrage for
our cemeteries not to be held too. sa
cred for the ravavges of the town hog.
We do not believe it is the province
of the corporate authorities to look
after the cemeteries. ,The people
who have friends and relatives bur
ied in there should certainly feel
enough interest in them to keep the
cemeteries free of ' hogs. We : have
several 1 times suggested the forma
tion of a memorial association to look
after the cemeteries. By a united
effort of nil interested, our cemeteries
could be beautified and kept in good
order at small expense to each indi
ual. This matter should not be de
layed any longer, and we suggest that
all who are interested, both men and
women, meet at the new cemetery
at 10 o'clock the first Tuesday In
May and form an association, or
adopt some kind of means for a bet
ter and more systematic care of the
cemeteries. ; i
j Mead & Ritehey will buy poultry
one more week only for the Eastern
marktt, next Tuesday and Wednes
day, at all their agencies along the
line, at 5 cents, after which they will
buy only at McMinnville, at perhaps
J cent less. Our prices will be gov
erned entirely by the demand.
Itch, Mange, and Scratches on hu
man or animals cured in 30 mlnuteM
by Wool ford's Sanitary Lotion. This
never fails. Sold by ltitchey & Bos
tick, Druggists, McMinnville. Ieb8-8m