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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE. S A' I v i MAY 17, 189
A Grievons Danger.
At no time in the history of our
country has it been threatened with
a graver danger of centralization of
power than at the present time. The,
determination upon the part of ller
publican leaders in Congress to take
the Federal elections entirely from
under the management of the States
is one of the most omnlous and dire
ful threats that have ever been made
against the spirit and structure of our
republican institutions. There can
be but one meaning to a movement
which is portentous of all evil, and
that is a determination to partisanize
the Government by the centraliza
tion of all power in a Federal par
tisan administration. The purpose
can only be to place the Federal elec
. tion machinery in the hands of the
party in power with a view of manip
ulating and usin this machinery to
maintain the centralizing Republican
party in power.
All the talk about Ignoring the
states In Federal elections in order to
preserve the purity of the bollot ft
nonsense. The .surest way to make
the bailot corrupt is to put the elec
tions entirely under the control of
the Federal muchine. Such a policy
would not only foster corruption and
oppression by the aJministration
combination, but it would encourage
antagonisms in the states and reck
lessness of opposition to the methods
The truth is, the suggestion of a
Federal election code which will
place the elections entirely in the
hands of Federal authority is a direct
insult to the State governments. It
is as much as to say the State cannot
be trusted, and this is to say that the
people cannot be trusted to manage
their own affairs. It is to depart r
dically from the foundation princi
pies upon which this Government
was based, one of which is a supreme
confidence in the people to govern
themselves. The passage of the force
election laws advocated by leading
Republican partisans would be a di
rect blow at the principle of home
government as was instituted in the
independent States which formed the
When the Federal Administration
assumed arbitrary and despotic pow
er during the period of reconstruct
lion, just atter the war, there was
amidst all of the wrong and tyrany
of that dreadful time an abiding faith
that after a while of demoralization
there would he a return to constitu
tional and time-honored methods,
and that affairs would eventually re
sume the normal status in accordance
with the theories of the founders of
our Government. But the present
threat of centralization and despotism
precludes the idea of mere temporary
abuse of power. Ruler Reed and his
co-workers have in view a perpetu
ity of Federal control, from which
there may be no hope of relief short
of revolution. If they can perpetu
ate one party in power by controll
ing and manipulating the elections
with partisian machinery, the lovers
ot constiutioual government will be
helpless, until the ruling party
breaks down with its own corrup
tion. The present method of electing
Congressmen has been handed down
to us by the fathers and should be
retained. There is a graver danger in
the proposition to change this meth
od than appears on its face. It is in
spired not by a broad patriotism, but
sby n narrow partisanism which is
carped and prejudiced and which
would overthrow the principles and
traditions of our Government to gain
a party advantage.
"Tired Alfthe Time."
Watterson On Booms.
Mr. Henry Watterson in his speech
to the Southern Press Association at
Charleston the other day, made the
following remarks about ''booms : "
"And now, dear friends and broth-
ers-in-arms in thwso arms which
ought to embrace the good and great,
the noble and the gentle in our do
mestic, personal and constitutional
life, never to bo. turned, with mailed
hand "and hostile spirit against either
society or truth let me close with a
word especially to you. Go back to
your homes and your sanctums and
teach the people, that in morals at
least old things are best. Standing
in he regal city at once a type of
the splendor and squalor of the South
with the tints and the travail of
antiquity upon its walls, yft its gar
dens and its hearts still turned, thank
God, upward to the sun, I set my foot
ujon the cant of the 'Mew South,'
about which we have heard so much.
Under this spurious label it is sought
to bring among us the delusive mo
rality of the quack philanthropist and
the swindling methods of the bucket-
shop.- Whenever and wherever you
see a 'boom' hit it. Whenever and
wherever you see a 'boomer' spot
him. The 'boom' is the devil's own
invention, first to rob the victim of
his moivey and then the 'boomer' of
his soul. Cities are . not built by
'booms j ' countries are not advanced
by them. They are the merest artifi
cial stimulants, compounded of bran
dy, printer's ink and midnight, and
as fatal to the community to which
they are applied as a dynamite shell.
True prosperity in the diffusion of
wealth, cheap homes to the poor and
opportunities for all. If we must
have a 'New South,' let it be an hon
est 'New South,' for with all theshort
comings and the mistakes that were
ever ascribed to us our arrogance,
Ignorance ana barbarism we were
never accused of picking a pocket or
turning our back upon an enemy or a
menu. .Let us stand by ail that was
good in the old South all that was
upright in thought and brave in ac
tion and with our past behind us,
alike to warn us and to cheer, let us
turn our face to the future, erect in
the sight of heaven and earth, and
saying to mankind: 'Applaud us if
we run, console us if we fail, but let
us pass on lor uoa's sake let us
pass on.' "
Blood" Will Tell.
There are "Blue-blooded" people, and
"Red-blooded" people, and "White-blooded"
people; but there are more "Bad-blooded"
people than nil the rest put together. Some
time their blood is dimply Impure. In thitt
ease there is no better remedy than I'e-ru-
nil. liut sometimes their blood is Diseased,
and horrible indeed some of these Blood
Diseases aie. There is Chronic Catarrh,
for instance, and Scrofula, and Chronic
Rheumatism, Chronic Fleers, and even
more horrible diseases. These are terrible
diseases, and especially so when they break
out in this season of the year, when the body
s relaxing under the encrvatire heat, anil
yet lias not adapted itseit to debilitating
unimer conditions, llappilv, guttering
manhood is not without a remedy for such
dire atllictions. La-cu-pi-a has proven it
self in thousands of casei a grand cure for
them. Head its record jn Dr. Jlartmuus
Ills of Life," sent free by Peruna Medicine
Company, Columbus, Ohio. Regulate the
bowels, if necessary, with Man-a lin. Each
retails at only $1. 01) a bottle, lor sale by
Ritchev it Bostiek.
A Life Nobly Spent.
A life spent in brushing clothes and
washing crockery, and sweeping
floors a life which the proud of the
earth would have treated as the dust
under their feet ; a life spent at the
clerk's desk ; a life spent in the nar
row shop ; a life spent in the labo
rer's hut, may yet be a life so
ennobjed by God's loving mercy that
for the sake of it a king might gladly
yield his crown. Cannon Farrar.
Say many poor men and women,
Avho seem overworked, or are debilN
tatcd by change of season, climate or
Hift. If you could r.ead the hundred
of letters praising Hood's Sarsaparilla
which come from people whom it
has restored to health, you would be
convinced of its merits. As this is
impossible, why not try Hood's Sar
saparilla yourself and thus realize its
benefit? It will tone anu buildup
your system, give you a good appe
tite, overcome that tired feeling and
make you feel as one woman expres
ses it, ''like a new creature. "
It would be well for us always to
bear in mind that we show our little
neas in noting faults, our largeness in
recognizing excellencies. Sunday
My son is affected with weak lungs
and has tried various treatments, but
Hull's Sarsaparilia has done him
more good than all other medicine.
cheerfully make this statement fur
the benefit of the -afflicted. John S,
New Spring and Summer
OUIt stock Is now complete in every department, and we are prepared to give our customers the advantage of ihe
ggg LOWEST PRICES FOR BEST GOODS, &jg&
We have an unusually fine display of Summer Lawns, Challies, Prints, White Goods, etc., with all necessary
iniuiniiigs. we nave a iuu siock i
Also other popu'ar makes. ' We can please every taste in this line.
Decay, The Universal Law.
Let anything in nature become
lifeless and inactive and decay fol
lows as a usual sequence. Decay is
the universal law. Can you wonder
when a person feels constantly worn
out and more than one half dead,
that decay of the lungs or kidneys
sets in. They say that the decay of
the lungs (consumption) and decay of
the kidneys (Brigbt's disease) is in
curable. Who says so? Only those
experimental doctors who have fail
ed. Don't despair. While there's
life, there's hope! In checking de
cay of the lungs or kidneys, in pre
venting further ulceration, it is es
sential that all blood impurities
should be removed, and an alterative
influence exerted upon the whole sys
tern. The appetite and indigestion
must both be improved. Ihe nerv
ous system soothed, and sleep, na
ture's sweet restorer, invited and en
couraged. Energy must be aroused
and mental depression banished. In
this momentous rallying effort Dr.
John Hull's Sarsaparilla is an esscn
tial ally to nature. I'se this remedy
It has restored many to health am
strength, even after doctors had given
up all hope.
OUR GROCERY DEPARTMENT
As usual is supplied with a full stock of Fresh Family Groceries and Household Supplies.
Everybody invited to come and see us -
"W. C. &d IB. IF1. -WOMACi:,
Opposite Warren House, - - McMinnville, Tenn.
T. II. KASTWOOD,
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My Meat Stall will be supplied at a
seasons with the best and fattest
BEEF, PORK, AND MUTTON
To be found in the country.
Cash paid for Cattle,
The Peoples national Bank of McMinnville
AUTHORIZED DEPOSITORY OF STATE FUNDS.
CAPITAL, - - $55,000.00.
J. F. MORFORD, S. L. COLVLLK,
J. C. BILES, J. CM. ROSS.
W! C WOMACK, J. A. ROSS.
J. F. MORFORD President.
J. C BILES Vice President.
FRANK COLVILLE...... Cashier.
C. M. MORFORD, Assistant Cashier.
Does a General Banking Business, Deposits Solicited
joe ir. to:h:2tso:isj
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TRIMMINGS, NO, 1 WORKMEN,-
and turns out work second to none.
T WILL make you a suit 15 TO 20 1M.K C ENT C'HEAl'KK thau any house in
1 Nashville and guarantee satisfaction in every case. I keep the largest and best se
lection of samples ever shown in the city, and ain prepared to do, with neatness and (lis
datch, all kinds of
Cutting, Repairing, Cleaning and Pressing.
Alterations a specialty:-
Cull and see me.
P. O. Box 24".
Upstairs over Bell's Jewelry Store.
JOE M. JOHNSON