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SOUTHERN STANDARD - MCMINN VILLE, TENNESSEE. SATURDAY -JUNE 14. 1590.
The Road Congress.
Maj. 11. M. Hord, Commissioner of
Agriculture, has issued the, following
letter to the Chairmen of the County
"In February this year this bureau
published a statement made up from
the reports of the County Trustees,
which shows the annual outlay for
the maintenance of common high
ways in the State to exceed f 1,250,
000. That this Immense outlay has
not brought the desired improve
ments of our roads is well known.
"Upon the invitation cf the County
Court of Davidson County a road
congress will assemble in Nashville
Aug. 2G, 1890, and the several county
courts have been asked to send del&
gates to this congress.
If the appointment of delegates
from your county has not already
been made, I respectfully ask you to
do so at nelt quarterly meeting, and
suggest that the very best men be
chosen who will certainly attend this
assembly. Representative men
from all parts of the State, coming
together for a definite purpose, will
accomplish great good for the State
by devising such methods of road
imrrevement as should soon enable
the farmer of Tennessee to realize in
full the superior advantages of her
commanding geographical position
and her varied soils and produc
, We hope the Warren County Court
will take this matter under consider-
at its July term, and appoint dele
gates to the congress.
The Washington Post of May 2)th,
the day on which the equestrian
statue cf Gen. Lee was unveiled at
Richmond, spoke editorially of the
affair in the following liberal man
Lee was a soldier and a gentleman
in the highest sense of both terms,
despite the fact that he took up arms
against the Government, under
mistaken sense of superior duty to his
State. He possessed in a remarkable
degree those qualities of character
which command respect and win es
teem. He was a citizen upon whose
private life rests no reproach, and the
South is not alone in her opinion o:
his greatness and goodness. The
standard by which true manhood is
measured is a universal, not a mere
ly local or sectional standard.
The Post is not of those who hold
that because of the South's hostility
to the Federal Union she is thereby
debarred from paying memoria
tribute to her fallen leaders : or that
because the issues of the war on
which she fought and lost are dead
the brave men who fought and lost
with her should therefore be burried
in neglected graves and out of re
It is not in human nature that they
should be. It casts no imputation
upon the loyalty of the South to the
restored Union that they are not.
I'ltuui muceu would be the spec
tacle were the South so forgetful of
her distinguished soldiers as not to
celebrate their virtues and keep their
memories green. Then indeed .were
her honesty to be questioned and her
self-confessed humiliation to be des
pised, and the value of her citizen
ship to bo discounted. The South is
simply doing what any other people
of ordinary pride in themselves
would do under similar circumstan
ces. The Southern people have accepted
the results of the war. The lost cause
is no more, nor ever more to be. It
is a living cause for which they are
now contending, and in view of the
wonderful progress they have made
in the last twenty-five years, of the
sturdy, self-reliant capacity they
have developed, of the readiness
with which they, bear whatever bur
den the Government imposes upon
them, of the unquestionable alacrity
with which they would rally to the
defense of that Government were it
once in peril, it will require some
thing more than their veneration for
Robert E. Lee to convince us that
they are not sincere in their devo
tion to the old flag, or that beneath
professions of loyalty they conceal a
So let the statue be unveiled in all
it3 majestic proportions, midst music,
oratory, and heroic ode. It will not
endanger the liberties of the people.
Jt will cause no patriot to draw a ba
ted breath. It will shock no manly
sensibility. It will simply show-
that the South retains a grateful ap-
preciaton of her noblest son, and
commends ins name to the muse of
history as worthy of exalted perpetu
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Romance in the Life of an Author.
"It was iu 1710," writes Crebillon,
le celebrated French author, of the
ast century. "One day, in the after
noon, 1 was engaged in literary laoor,
when my raid informed me that a
ady, closely veiled, wished tosee me.
went to meet her with a kind of
"'My dear sir,' she said to -me,
when seated on the sofa, in my little
salon, 'nothing can bo more simple.
have come from London to offer
you my hand.'
"Though habituated to all sorts of
strange adventures, I confess I must
have exhibited great surprise. For
tunately, the lady had raised her vail.
had already remarked her grace
" 'Madame, you see me confounded
by so much happiness, although mar
riage has never been among my hab
its, permit me to throw myself at
your feet, and kiss the hand you
deign to oTer me.'
"In fact, I threw myself, complete-
y bewildered, at the feet of Miss
Stafford. 'Madame, will you ex
" 'Nothing is more simple. My
ortune is in my own hands. I had
resolved to bestow it only with my
heart ; but where to bestow my heart
was the difficulty. I should have
waited and sought still, had I not
met with one of your works. You
recall, without doubt, for you have
infused in to it so much of yourself,
"Les Egaremcnts du Ctcur et de V Es
prit," a delicious book, which has
but one fault, which is, that the heart
has too much head. After having
read it twenty times, I ordered my
horses, embarked at Dover, took the
post at Calais and arrived yesterday
at Paris. I lost an entire day (for
should have seen you yesterday ) in
recruiting myseii and m finding you
out. iieaven be praised : you are
there just as I imagined you, young,
witty and distinguished.'
xnus spoke Miss stariord. I was
so little prepared for an adventure of
this nature, that I knew not what to
say. l gazed into her beautiful eyes
sparkling with love and pleasure
Another in my place would have
imagined that he was the dupe of an
adventuress, without heart or money
for my part, 1 felt at once that Miss
Stafford was really Miss Stafford
that is to say, one of the handsomest
richest and most adorable young
ladies of Great Britain. We were
not married until a delay ot six
weeks. Miss Stafiord wrote to he
father, who was only softened at the
fifth or sixth letter; he ended by yield
ing ; not because I was the author of
celebrated works, but because I was
the son of M. Crebillon, a Burgun
dian gentleman, member of the
French Academy, author of "Electro
ad Rhadamiste.' "
The Bank of America.
The Old Time Negro.
Jacksonville (Flu.) Times-Union.
They are passing away the old
fashioned negroes of the ante-bellum
South and the places which knew
them once will soon know them no
more forever. They will in a few
years be entirely supplanted by a
jrogeny little like their ancestors.
The old plantation "de white folks'
house" the negro quarters the
family ties which bound the two
races together in bonds of affection
and tender .consideration which one
must have experienced to appreciate
gone, all gone!
Old massa, old missus and the
young massas and misses. What a
happy family! And who ever mourn
ed with more unfeigned grief than
the old family servants the breaking
up cf the family when "old massa"
died? Alas, it always fell upon the
former with a bitterness born of the
uncertain fate which awaited them
But they are fast dying out; the
old plantation songs have faded from
the lips on which alone they were
musical, which no other conditions
may ever realize. Did you ever see
the long procession of family serv
ants fifty or a hundred or more-
follow the coffin which bore "ole
massa" to his last resting place?
Down in the cornfield,
Hear dat mournful sound;
All de darkies am a-weeping,
Mussa's in de cold, cold ground. .
Talk about the negro dialect! No
writer has ever approximated it un
less he was born and reared on the
old Southern plantation from child
hood to age.
And Christmas times "bofo' de
war." The happy hearts in the
negro quarters" were up and sing
ing like the lark before the dawn of
day, for the "aunts" and .uncles,"
those monarchs of that realm which
has no successions-has been awake
half the' night "waiting for Christ
Were those the days of slavery, of
barbarism, when white and black
alike were happy only because they
But who would exchange these
brand new days foi the old? These
days when the "colored ladies and
gentlen" wear bangs, or carry a razor
or a cigarette ?
Still, it is sad to think of a com-'
plete dying out of a race, one of the
most interesting in the 'annals of
time one peculiar to itself, and
which can never be reproduced. As
the Indian passed beyond the Rocky
Mountains to die away on the West
ern plains, so this race, as it was
known of yore, is passing over the
dividing ridge of two generations, to
be known no more.
THE GREAT SOUTH AMERICAN
Starting a Balky Horse.
institution is not in Wall
Its area is co-extensive with
that f the land we live in. Geolo
gists differ as to the date when its
foundations were laid ; and how
deep they reach, nobody can tell.
The bank of America is its marvelous
soil, surcharged with undeveloped
deposits. Millions of fortunes in the
rough lie in its vaults and crypts and
rock-ribbed strong boxes. All the
drafts that enterprise and industry
directed by science can make upon
it for centuries to come are as sure to
be honored as the sun Is to shine.
No paper currency however "re
dundant," can represent its reserved
capital, lor the amount transcends all
estimate. Talk of a soil that when
tickled with a hoe laughs a flower.
That's a trifle. Tickle California
with a pick-axe, and she laughs gold.
Give Idaho a dig in the ribs with a
shovel, and she smiles silver. Raise
the lid of Alabama, and a peal of
merriment exult3 in her hidden
treasures. Probe Pennsylvania with
a big auger, and she spouts oil. Per
forate the earth almost anywhere be
tween Maine and Mexico, and you
will get some cheering, pockeNfilling
ii we are a nttie extravagant as a
nation, who can blame its, with solid
and fluid treasures cropping out and
bubbling up in almost miraculous
profusion in neatly all the States and
Territories of the Union ? A fig for
alchemy ! Nature herself is in the act
oi "projection. " iter crucibles are
full. All we have to do is to break
through the roof to her grand labra
tory and help ourselves.
Kentucky boasts of its pretty wo
men, line horses, blue graas, and her
celebrated Ganter's . chicken cholera
cure, which is sold on the "no-cure-
no-pay" plan by W, II. Fleming.
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On Friday afternoon a young man
drove up East Main Street on the
car tracks, says the "Rochester Dem
ocrat." He had a one-horse wagon
and a load of hemlock slabs. When
he got about half-way up East Main
Street hill his horse balked. There
was a row of street cars behind him
which reached to the four corners in
a few minutes, and every driver was
leaning out from his platform and
yelling more or less emphatically at
the young man to start his horse.
The young man climbed down
from the wagon and tried to start the
horse. He coaxed; swore, tried to
lead and then to piish the horse along
but to no purpose. The animal want
ed a vacation, and . wanted it right
Meantime a crowd had collected on
the sidewalk and yelled :
"Twist his tail ! "
"Build a fire under him ! "
"Put pepper in his nose ! "
"Stick a pin in him ! "
"Get a whispofhay and lead him!"
"Hitch a team to him ! "
"Blow smoke in his ears ! "
By this lime the street cars drivers
were frantic, but the horse did not
seem to care. He never moved.
Finally an old farmer came down the
walk, stopped, saw what was the
matter, and went up to where the
horse stood. lie reached up to the
horse's head and stuck his fingers
down in one of the horse's ears.
The effect was almost instanta
neous. The horse started up instant
ly and the street cars moved on
The Most Astonishing Medical Discovery of
me uasi, 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 only recently been fntiWItirW! intn
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itants of South America, who rely almost wholly upon its great mcdicipal
powers to cure every form of disease by which they are overtaken.
Ihis new and valuable bouth American medicine possesses powers and
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iorms ot tailing health Irorn whatever cause. It performs this by the Great
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Debility of Old Age,
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Weakness of Extremities and
Impure and Impoverished Blood,
Boils and Carbuncles,
Scrofulous Swelling and Ulcers,
Consumption of the Lung?,
Catarrh of the Lang?,
Bronchitis and Chronic Cough,
Delicate and Scrofulous Children,
Summer Complaint of Infants.
All these and many other complaint cured by this wonderful Nervine Tonic.
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dependent on nervous exhaustion and impaired digestion. "When there is an
insufficient supply of nerve food in the blood, a general state of debility of
the brain, spinal marrow and nerves is tho result. Starved nerves, like
starved muscles, become Etrong when tho right kind of food is supplied, and
a thousand weaknesses and ailments disappear ns the nerves recover. As tho
nervous system must supply all tho power by which tho vital forces of the
body are carried on, it is the first to suffer for want of perfect nutrition.
Ordinary food does not contain a sufficient quantity of tho kind of nutriment
necessary to repair the wear our present mode ot living and labor imposes
upon the nerves, l' or ini3 reason it oecomcs necessary unm a iicrve iuuu uu
supplied. This recent production of tho South American Continent has been
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Nervous Headache and
All Diseases of Women,
Nervous Paroxysms and
Palpitation of the Heart,
St Vitus's 'Dance,
Nervousness of Fcmalca,
Nervousness of OldAge,
Pains in. the Heart,
Pains in the Back,
T1 1 T T 1 . t
l' ailing Health
Female Weakness Positive Cure.
To the Editor :
Please inform your readers that 1
have a positive remedv for the thous
and and one ills which arise from de
ranged female organs. I shall be
glad to send two bottles of my reme
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send their Express and P. (). address.
Yours respectfully. DU. J. B. MAR
CIIISI, 11 r.ennessee St., I'tica,
Cbawfordsville, Ikd., Aug. 20, 'SG.
To the Great South American Medicine Co. :
Dear Gents : I desiro to say to you that 1
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vised to try your Great South American Nervina
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using several bottles of it I must say that I aiu
surprised at its wonderful powers to cure tho
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one knew the value of this remedy as I do, you
would not be able to supply the demand.
J. A. 11AKDLK,
lr. Bolomon Bond, a member of tho Society
of Friends, of Darlington, Ind., says: "I hava
used twelve bottles of The Great South Ameri
can NervineTonic and Stomach and Liver Cure,
and I consider that every bottle did for me one
hundred dollars worth of good, because 1 havo
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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 down
condition of my nervous system. But now I can
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there has ever been a medicine introduced into
this country which will at all compare with
Ex-Trcas. Montgomery Co, this Nerviuo Tome as a cure lor the stomacn."
A SWORN CURE FOR ST. VITUS'S DANCE OR CHOREA.
Crawfordsville, Ind., June 22, 1S87.
My daughter, eleven years old, was severely
afflicted with St. Vitus's Dance or Chorea. Wo
Crawfordrvtlls, Ind., May 19, 1886.
My daughter, twelve years old, had been af
flicted for several months with Chorea or St.
Vitus's Dance. She was reduced to a skeleton,
couid not walk, could not talk, could not swal
low anything but milk. I had to handle her
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up. I commenced giving her the South Ameri
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prising. In three days she was rid of the ner
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cured her completely. I think the Bouth
American Nervine the grandest remedy ever
discovered, and would recommend It to every
one. Mrs. W. B. Ensmimger.
State of Indiana, .
Montgomery County, JM"
Subscribed and sworn tobeforeme this May
19, 18S7. CUA3. M. Travis, Notary Public
gave her three and one-half bottles of South
American Nervine and she is completely re
stored. I believe it will euro every caso of St.
Vitus's Dance. I have kept It fn my family for
two veara. and am sure it is the ereatcst rem
cdy in the world for indigestion ana in'spep-
Health, from whatever cause.
sin, all forms of Nervous Disorders and failing
Johh T. Misn.
Slate of Indiana, .
Montgomery County, J
Subscribed and sworn to before mo this June
22, 1867. Chas. W. Wrioht,
INDIGESTION AND DYSPEPSIA.
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use for about Bix months, and am entirely
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Stomach and lungs I have ever seen.
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Sole Wholesale and Retail Agents for Warren County
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