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McMINNVILLE, TENN., AritiL 5, 1890.
Washington, D. C. Mar.,31.1890.
Boss Quay has returned, and the
very first thing he did was to order
the Senators of his party to confirm
the nominations of the Florida offi
cials that the protests and charges of
the Florida Senators have had "hung
up" for some time, and the result was
the liveliest secret session of the Sen
ate for many a Bay. The democratic
Senators did not mince words in at
tacking the men that Quay was
cracking his whip to .have confirmed,
and the Senate adjourned without
confirming them, but of course Mr.
Quay will see to it that they are cA
firmed this week. y
At a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the National Association of
Democratic clubs held here Saturday,
it was determined to take an active
part in the coming campaign, not
withstanding the gentle hint given
by certain leading democrats that no
help was needed from the clubs.
Mr. Carlisle is a believer in ihe good
accomplished by clubs and so is Mr.
Cleveland, and in fact the majority
of good democrats. The headquar
ters of the executive committee will
in future be in this city instead of
The woman suffrage folks are jubi
lant over the passage by the House
of the bill to admit Wyoming as a
State, with a constitution providing
for woman suffrage. The democrats
solidly opposed the bill and they had
the assistance of one solitary republi
can. The House, after making the date
for holding the World's Fair from
April to November, 1893, passed the
bill, and it is now before the special
Senate committee. Senator Daniel
has offered an amendment provid
ing for a celebration to take place in
this city on October 14, 1892, on the
occasion of the unveiling of the pro
posed monument to Columbus.
Next Saturday we shall see wheth
er the powers that be really want tr
enforce the civil service law. Two
officials of the Virginia republican
club are to be tried on that day lor
soliciting campaign contributions
from office holders in violation of
that law. There is no doubt of the
guilt of the men, and everybody is
anxious to sep whether they are to be
punished or acquitted. It's dollars to
brass buttons that nothing will be
done with them.
Representatives Bland, of Missouri'
and Williams, of Illinois, in a strong
minority report against the Windom
silver bill say that in their opinion
the bill is very adroitly drawn to sus
pend silver coinage, to totally de
monetize this metal and to perma
nently establish the single standard
of gold payments.
The Election committee of the
House has decided to unseat two
more democrats Wise, of Virginia,
and Turpin, of Alabama.
It is rumored that Mr. Blaine in-
tends to have a proposition made to
the Pan American Congress'for abso
lute reciprocity of trade with South
and Central American countries.
Viola, Tennessee, April 3rd, 1800.
Mr. Win. Thaxton rented the va
cant house of Hey. Wm. Sewell, and
moved his family to this place
Mr. I. C. Garrctson will move to
the Lanning house next week, so we
Mr. G. W. Ramsey visited his
daughter, Mrs. Burger, of Manches
ter last week, and reports Mrs.
Bulger's little daughter to be some
better, but very sick yet.
Misses Price and Mitchell, of this
place, visited the family of C. C.
Ramsey Saturday night.
Dr. A. P. Hill made a trip to
Decherd this week on business.
Milton Hoover returned from a
trip Sunday evening.
Mr. Burr Hoover, of Sparta, is in
our neighborhood buying horses this
Rev. J. R. Stubblefield preached
at Mt. Zion Sui.day evening to a
large crowd. He always has a large
John Ramsey and his brother,
Tom, were here Sunday.
One of our young men tried to get
Smartt and went driving with his
Andy Brown, Jr., and Miss Hudie
Mabry returned Monday from a visit
to Pelham, bringing home with
them a crippled buggy.
Mr. J. R. Itamsey, one ot our live
liest merchants, made a flying trip to
Thaxton one day this week.
Next Saturday and Sunday are
quarterly meeting days at Marvin's
Dibrell, Tenn., Apr. 1st, 1890.
Dear old Standard: Since we last
wrote to your paper we have had
big rains, high creeks, (and no
bridges to cross on), heavy winds,
but no damage done so far as heard
from, more than fences turned over
and water' gates washed out.
Since the great tornado everything
has quieted down and most of the
farmers will soon be ready to plant
corn at last, as they can plow up
their fields. Most of them out in
this section have done but little
plowing, and the spring has been so
wet that but few could plow, unless
ihey plowed in mud.
Corn is getting scarce as time rolls
along and we now hear it reported
that many cribs are most empty, and
some ol our neighbors thins that
they have had some help in this
work under the curtain of night,
anyway it now trafics at 40 cents per
Mr. Isaac Cawthon now talks of
leaving our burg and taking up his
abode in McMinnville with M. B.
Harwell. Ike may want a drink
out of Monntain Creek before he gets
Misses Delia Womack and Ellen
Wilson were out from C. F. College
visiting home folks last Sunday.
Profs. Allen Trail and Thomas
Turner closed their schools last Fri
day and Saturday. Their services
are wanted for their respective places
for the fall schools.
Mr. J. B. Cantrell is moving on
C. J. Keaton's farm to-day.
BIG STORMS IN HISTORY.
The Wind's Fearful Work la All Parts
of the World.
In 944 a storm in London destroyed
I, 500 houses. In 1091 another storm .
in the same city destroyed 500 houses.
In 1G96 a storm on the coast of En
gland destroyed 200 coasters with
most of their crews. One of the
greatest storms ever known was that
of Nov. 2G and 27, 1703, which caused
in London alone a loss of over 2,
000,000. It is estimated that over
8,000 people' were lost in the floods of
the Thames and Severn and off the
coast of Holland. During the same
storm twelve English men-of-war
with 1,800 men on board were lost in
sight of their own shore. The fa
mous Eddystone Light house was de
stroyed, and with it its ingenuous
contriver, Windstanley. Seven
thousand Swedes perished in a snow
in 1719. A storm in India on Oct.
II, 1737, is said to. have killed 30,000
people. At Havanna a storm on Oct.
26, 1708, destroyed over 4,000 houses
and 1,000 people. On April 22, 1782,
7,000people were destroyed by a hur
ricane at Seerat, in the East Indies.
A terrible hurricane swept the west
coast of England and Ireland during
Jan. 6 and 7 of 1839. Over 120 people
were killed in and near Liverpool.
In Ireland 400 houses were blown
down, and there was great loss by
fire. A big storm drove 143 wrecks
on, the British coast. May 29, 1861.
On June 26, 1875, 250 people were
killed at Budah-Pesth Hungary. In
September of the same year a storm
on the coast of of Texas swept many
vilages away and caused an immense
loss of life. On Dec. 28, 1879, the
Tay bridge in Scotland was blown
down, and over 100 persons were
killed. Destructive tornadoes in the
western part of this country caused
great loss of life and property in
April, 1880. .
The great Johnstown disaster of last
May in Pennsylvania is still fresh,
in the memories of all. Millions of
dollars' worth of property were de
stroyed, any nearly 4.000 people
The Chief Promoter of the Nashville &
Lebanon, April 1. A tele
gram was received here this
morning by Maj. A. Vandivort from
Mr. J. A. Crawford announcing the
death of his father, Col. A. L. Craw
ford, at his home in New Castle, Pa.,
this morning at 4 o'clock. Col. Craw
ford has been sick for some time, but
the announcement of his death was
very sudden, and the authorities of
the Nashville & Knoxville Railroad
are endeavoring for the present to
keep his death a secret. The tele
gram announced that Col. Crawford
would be buried on Sunday. Nothing
else concerning his death could be
learned, as the authorities absolutely
refuse to talk.
The L. & N. Railroad gave $10.00','
for the relief of the storm sufferers at