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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE. : A fl
AUGUST 9, l89o
Star Spangled Banner.
The Star Spangled Banner was
written by Francis Scott Key, in 181 1,
at the time of thp bombardment of
Fort McIIcnery. Mr. Key was a
well-known lawyer of Baltimore, a
brother-in-law of Chief Juatieo II. B.
Taney of the Supreme Court of the
United States. By authority of Presi
dent Madison, Mr. Key had gone to
the British fleet under a flag of truce,
to secure the release of his friend, Dr.
Beanes, who had been captured by
the enemy and was detained on
board the Hag-ship Surprise, com
manded by Sir Thomas Cochrane, a
son of Admiral Cochrane, on the
charge of violating his parole. The
negotiation was successful; but the
British, being about two make a
combined attack by sea and laud on
Baltimore, detained Key, lest he
should carry intelligence of their
preparations to his countrymen. Be
ing a, noucombatant, he was not
made a prisoner of war, but was sim
ply detained on shipboard a few
days. IIo then with his friend wit
nessed the biiiiiUiuliiiont of Fort Me
Henry, the key ot Baltimore, anx
iously watching his country's tlag all
day jlo;.ting over the fort, catching
occasional glimpses of it through the
night, by explosion of shells ami
rockets, and delightedly saw it when
the morning dawned, still waving
over its patriotic defenders. The
song, in fact, is a description of the
scene ;ind his fel lings on the occas
ion. In the enthusiasm of the hour, Mr.
Key seized a pencil and, sitting on
deck with the ihig floating over the
furt before him, wrote on the back of
an envelope the song whose words
will never die so lung as the Ameri
can heart thrills with the love of
country. He finished it on his way
to the shore, and wrote it (,ut just as
it now stands, at the hotel in Balti
more. The next morning he took
it to Judgn Nicholson of the Court of
Appeals, whose wife was a sister of
Mrs. Key, and Jasked him how lie
liked it. The judge, who had com
manded a volunteer company of ar
tillery in the engagement, praised it
enthusiastically. It was then placed
in the nanus ot a printer, ami was
printed on a single sheet of paper
and distributed in every part of the
city. It was hailed with enthusiasm,
and it was soon regarded as Ameri
ea's favorite anthem.
The flag that inspired the Star
Spangled Banner was made by a
daughter of Rebecca Young, who
made the first flag of the Revolution,
under (ien. Washington's directions.
She was selected by Commodore
Barry and (Jeneral Strieker, family
connections, to make the banner,
which she did, being an exceedingly
patriotic woman. I he length orig
inally was forty feet, and it had i
width of twenty-nine feet, and con
tained four hundred yards of bunting
It had fifteen stripes instead of thir
teen, each stripe being two feet wide.
The flag was so large that Mrs. Mary
Pickersgill was obliged to obtain per
mission from Clagitts' brewery in
Baltimore, which was near her house,
to spread it out in their malt-house;
and she worked many nights until
twelve o'clock, to complete it in the
given time. It is now in the posses
sion of Mr. Eben Appleton, ot No. 71
East Fifty-fourth Street, New York,
whose grandfather, Colonel George
Armistead, was the gallant defender
of the fort during the bombardment.
New England Magazine.
The Theshold of Manhood.
No man lives to himself; he could
not if he would. The covetous man
has a miser for his son, the light wo
man has a daughter hastening to
wards the ways of shame, the unclean
man poisons the workshop with his
lecherous imagination, the drunkard
infects a whole neighborhood with
his vices, the swearer finds his little
child, scarce out of babyhood, utter
ing bestial oaths, and shaping his
tiny lips in the blasphemies which
are the common speech of the bouse
in which he lives. Who knows how
far a word may travel? When it
leaves us it is gone forever. It has
floated away into the blue heaven on
wings of its own, and we cannot re
call it if we would. It has set
new thoughts stirring in a score of
hearts, and will travel on in multi
plying influence till the ears of men
are full of it. Each man lives in a
huge whispering gallery, and his
whispers travel round the world,
growing louder as they go, till they
fall back upon him like the reverber
ations of distant thunder. The word
spoken in the ear is trumpeted upon
the housetop ; forgotten by us, it is
remembered by others; dismissed by
us it has leaped into life elsewhere;
and on the threshold of onother world
where every idle word is known, the
speech of a lifetime rolls back upon
the spiritual ear. Just as the phono
graph treasures up the most delicate
inflections of the human voice, and
can reproduce them at the will of the
operator, so a thousand minds have
already received the impression of
our words, and, if they were evil,
share the iniquity of them with us.
Watch Your Health.
When you feel chilly and feverish,
take warning. An ounce of preven
tive is worth a pound of cure. A
dose or two of Smith's Tonic Syrup,
made by Br. Johu Bull,of Louisville,
Ky., taken at this time may ward oif
a dangerous or probably fatal illness
It has an immediate beneficial bene
ficial effect upon the mucous mem
brane and circulatory system. Its
timely use will frequently ward olf
an attack of pneumonia. A slight
cold will be gone in the morning if a
dose of this remedy is taken at night.
It is truly a household necessity
and no family can afford to be with
out it. It tastes good and children
will ask for it. It is in fact a great
discovery, having all the good effects
of quinine and none of its evil quali
ties. It is harmless to the most deli
cate invalid and will not derange the
system. It is a certain cure for chills
and fever, colds, influenza, la grippe
and all other effects of malarial in
John Head and Clinton Dunlap,
two prominent young men of Paris,
Tenn., became engaged in a quarrel
last Wednesday morning, when
Head shot and killed Dunlap. The
young men were aged about 17 and
English Spavin Liniment removes
all Hard, Soft or Calloused Lumps
and Ulemishes from horses, Blood
Spavin, Curbs, Splints, King Bone,
Sweeney, Stifles, Sprains, Sore and
Swollen Throat, Coughs, ect. Save
!?."() by use of one bottle. Warrante
the most wonderful Blemish Cure
ever known. Sold by HitciikvA
Is very liable to follow contact of the
hands or face with what is known as
poison ivy, especially in hot weather
or if the body in perspiring freely.
The trouble may subside for a time,
only to appear in aggravated form
when opportunity offers. The great
purifying powers of Hood's Sarsapa
rilla thoroughly eradicate every
trace of poison from the blood, as the
cures it has accomplished conclusive
ly show. It also cures scrofula, salt
rheum and all other affections arising
from impure or poisoned blood.
A Confusion of Terms.
Dr. Begosh (anxiously) "Not the
improvement I expected, Mrs. Brin
dle. What have you been giving the
patient to eat?"
Mrs. Brindle ' Monday he had
fried liver and onions, and yesterday
I gave him some corned beef and
Dr. Begosh "Horrors! Did I not
warn you against rich food?"
. Mrs. Brindle" Why, doctor, that's
the cheapest stuff I could buy in the
market." Lippincott's Magazine.
Smith's Tonic Syrup gives, perfect
satisfaction wherever tried. J. W.
Cih hran, It' s-vil!e, Ind.
T. II. EASTWOOD,
D. n. C'AUHOX.
EASIiOGO BROS & CURSOR,
-Manufacturers of The Giant Gane MHMt
IRON COLUMNS, LINTELS, FENCING, GRATES FRONTS,
FURNACE GRATE BARS, STOVES, DOG IRONS,
HOLLOW WARE, VENTILATORS, .
. Brass Goods, Flow Hcpairs, Etc.
menus immm qe m inn dok oi short muck.
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STEAM ENGINES and BOILERS,
AND MILL SUPPLIES H GENERAL.
Chancellor W. W. Wade, of the
Fifth Chancery Division, whose
home was at Smithville, died at the
residence of his sister in Nashville on
Saturday last. lie has been an inva
lid for over three years.
Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint.
Is it not worth the small price ol To
cents to free yourself of every symp
tom of these distressing complaints.
If you think so call at our store and
get a bottle of Shiloh's Vitalizer.
Every bottle has a printed guarantee
on it. Use accordingly, and if it does
vou no good it will cost you nothing.
Sold by W. II. Fleming. 5
Suggestions by a Photographer.
A prominent photographer, inter
viewed recently by a representative
of the New York Sun. has riven n
number of valuable hints. This pho
tographer says, what has been said
many times, that few people stand
before the camera without the expres
sion, "I am having my picture
taken," defeating their own object.
The second difiiculty is that material
having a gloss never produce good
effects in a picture; but the majority
of women, though they may own any
number of dresses that fall in soft,
clinging lines, persist in wearing new
glossy material that have not become
adjusted to the figure.
There is nearly always the possi
bility of producing an attractive if
not a beautiful picture of a child, if
the child is left for direction to the
photographer. In replying to the
question, "What is the most annoy-,
ing thing about your work?" the
answer was :
"Oh, the fond mothers who insist
on dressing children in garments
heavy with frills, instead of the soft,
fine little dresses that fall in pleasing
lines. Then, too, they insist some
times on having a foot orshoulder, or
more often a sash or shoulder knot,
show, to the confusion of art and the
destruction of unities. Or they will
dart out and twitch a little skirt or
mantle that has fallen into natural
curves of beauty, or a wandering curl,
that falls into exquisitely careless
grace, back into order and awkward
ness again. That happened the other
day when I was photographing a
bride. She walked up to the chair,
and as she turned to face me the silk
train and thin veil fell in wonderful
folds of graceful outline. I told her
not to stir, but while I stepped back
to get the effect, her friend darted
out and straightened the whole thing
out like a thg in a head wind."
The same lack of artistic sense that
places the furniture in a room at right
angles still thinks the stright line of
beauty, curves representing disorder.
Shiloh's Consumption Cure.
This is beyond question the most
successful Cough Medicine we have
ever sold, a few closes invariably cure
the worst cases of Cough, Croup, and
Bronchitis, while it's wouderful suc
cess in the cure of Consumption is
without a parallel in the history of
medicine. Since its first discovery
it has been sold on a guarantee, a
test which no other medicine can
stand. If you have a Cough we ear
nestly ask you to try it. Trice 10
cents, 50 cents, and $1,00. If your
lungs are sore, Chest or JJack lame,
use Shiloh's Poms Plaster. Sold by
W. II. Fleming. 4
Regular daily trains are now run
ning toCookville on the Crawford
road, and the survey is being pushed
eastward to the coal fields and to an
intersection with the Cincinnati
IMS iMut sic,
Ohancerj' Street, McMinnville, Tenii.
Please remember thnt I keep on band a Jare and well assorted stoel
o FURNITURE QF ML KINDS,
Consisting in Part of
Ueadstcads, Bureaus, Withstands, Sideboards, Ward
robes, Sales, Tables, Chairs, Bed-Springs, and
Mattresses, Chamber Sets, Parlor Sets,
Bed Lounges, Looking Glasses,
and in fact any and everything wanted in the Furniture line. Also in
I have a larger and better assorted stock than ever, from the verv cheapest Collins to the
best Casket. Burial Suits, etc., for men, ladies and children, for less monev than yon can
buy the goods for and make theui. UMIIALMIXU A SI'IU 1 41-1 1 V. Kemember
1 will not be uuder sold by anyone, and everything guaranteed as represented, (live me
a call before purchasing and get prices. M. H. HARWELL.
pisr: jyji, id id xj fn:
STOVES, TINWARE and HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
TIN, SHEET IRON and COFFER WARE.
Special Attention Given to Guttering, Hoofing, Repairs.
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I' T.jT HUT) Jfi
Ort.arm ntal CARPKTS
Navigation of the Mississippi.
The first steam-vessel which sailed
on this mighty stream was in 1810,
and the enterprise was considered
extraordinary. In lS2(i, the steam
navigation of the Mississippi had so
improved in respect to facility and
qmcknes, that hlty-one hoats, of s
91rt tous, were employed.
To Nervous Debilitated Men.
If you will send us your address
we will mail you our illustrated pain,
phlet explaing all about Dr. Dye's
Celebrated r-leetro-N oltaic licit and
Appliances, and their charming ef
fects upon the nervous uewnteu sys
tern, and how they will quickly re
store you to vigor, and manhood
Pamphlet free If you are thus af
Hided, we will semi you a licit and
Appliances on a trial
Voltaic Belt Co.,
.We have a speedy and positive
Cure for Catarrh, Diptheria, Canker
Mouth, and Head-Ache, in Kill
LOU'S CATA1UUI REMEDY. A
Nasal Injector free with each bottlet
Use if vou desire health and sweo.
breath. Trice 50 cents. Sold by W
Hon. Jos. E. Washington has for
mally announced himself as a can
didate for re-election to Congress
from the Nashville District.
"Just as Good,"
Say some dealers who try to sell a
substitute preparation when a custo
mer culls for Hood's Sarsaparilla
Do not allow any such false state
ments as this induce you to buy what
you do not want. Remember that
the only reason for making it is that
a few cents more profit will be made
on the substitute. Insist upon hav'
ing thp best medicine Hood's Sar
saparilla. It is Peculiar to Itself.
East Main Street,
My Meat Stall will be supplied at a
seasons with the best and fattest
BEEF, FORK, AND MUTTON'
To be found in the country.
Cash paid for Cattle.
Mc MINNN VI LLK, TENN.
toe jl. jonisrsoisr,
MUllFJtEESBOHO, - - - TENNESSEE,
KEEPS THE VERY BEST
TRIMMINGS, NO. 1 WORKMEN,-
and turns out work second to none.
WILL make you n suit 15 TO 20 VV.W. t'EXT CIII-MPKIC than imy house ill
Nashville mid guarantee satisfaction in every case. I keen the largest and best se
lection of samples ever shown in the city, and am prepared to do, with neatness and dis
dutch, all kinds of
Cutting, Repairing, Cleaning and Dressing.
-ALTERATIONS A SPECIALTY-
Call and see mc.
T. O. Box 243.
Upstairs over Bell's Jewelry Store.
JOE M. JOHNSON
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FOR HORSES, this liniment is mietnmllcl lecans3 of its trr-tat ppTictrf-'-t-'i..
Strength. Highly rcconrvrj;l(ii iw iSps.vm, Splint., Wii C-.-Uli, Lp;.7 '.io.
Scratches, Swellings, Sprtun.-, fudJlo and Harness Ualla, Jiic. aOc per lo'.Vv.
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