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SOUTHERN , STANDARD MCMINN VI LLE. TENNESSEE.SATURDAV, NOV. 1,1890!
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It is reported that Butler will con
test Alf Taylor's seat in Congress.
The Interstate Commerce Com-,
mission has been in session Chat
tanooga this week.
The "Solid South" will have some
mighty solid support from all of the
other points of the compass in the
The Muscle Shoals canal has
been opened for business, and the
iirst steamboat and cargo passed up
to Chattanooga this week.
"Peck's Bad Boy" will live in
clover now for a while. His pa, Geo.
W. Teck, is the newly elected Demo
cratic governor of Wisconsin.
The public road question is being
brought prominently before the Ala
bama legislature. Let Tennessee
join hands with her in an effort to
find a solution to the problem.
Now that the big canal down on
the Tennessee river has been opened
to commerce, will somebody please
give us the proper orthography on
its name? Is it m-u-s-c-l-e, or m-u-s-s-e-1
Some of the more level headed ed
itors of llepublican papers are already
beginning to advise a modification of
the new tariff bill at the coming ses
sion of Congress, while some of the
extremists still insist upon the force
Republicans will take coon for
their thanksgiving dinner this year,
while Democrats feast on the Ameri
can bird. ClarksvilleLeaf-Chronicle.
The feast of turkey will be mighty
line, even if there is a superabundance
of crow sauce.
The Republicans will have less
than one hundred members in the
tifty-second Congress, and the Demo
crats somewhere in the neighbor
hood of two hundred and fifty.
There won't be enough Republicans
on the floor to filibuster.
Mrs. Kate S. Herman, of Sum
ner County, is early in the race as a
candidate for State Librarian. She
is a widow lady, fully competent for
the duties of the position, worthy and
deserving in every respect. Her
friends are zealously pushing her
Rev. Dr. Prof. Ph. D., D. D.,
prohibition candidate lof congress
Rogers, was married last Tuesday
afternoon to a Miss Thomas, on Point
Lookout Rock, Lookout Mountain
We thought he was a crank when he
was candidating around for Congress,
and we are fully satisfied of it now.
The usual presidential and guber
natorial proclamations have been is
sued appointing Thursday, Nov. 27th
a3 a day of thanksgiving and prayer.
Our annual thanksgiving is made a
day of feasting, but a day of fasting
would be more appropriate and more
in keeninz with the purposes of the
A great deal is being said about
McKinley's bill. It gets into every
body's pocket one way or another.
And in one way or another McKin
ley's bill gets the dollar bills out cf
everybody's pocket. Iu many in
stances it will even draw them in
"blocks of five."
A few more strokes and the Louis
iana Lottery Company will have to
dose its doors, or else confine its bus
iness to the circumscribed limits of
the city of New Orleans. The Adams
Express Co., has now declined to
handle its business, and made the in
structions issued to postal authorities
applicable to all of iits employes.
tho Southern Express Co., will now
follow suit the La. S. L., can turn its
toes to the daisies.
The Alabama Legislature convon
ed last Tuesday, and will soon be
tussling over the election of a U. S
Senator, to succeed Senator Pugh
whose term expires next March
Pugh is a candidate for re-election
but Commissioner Kolb, the big al
liance man Iwho made such a close
race fur the gubernatorial nomination
last summer, is in the road with a
wagon livid of pumpkins, and Mr.
Pugh will have-to do some mighty
good driving to dl-tance him.
The increased duty on wool under
the McKinley tariff will in all prob
ability stimulate sheep husbandry in
Tennessee, and whether it does or
not, the coming Legislature can ma
terially aid that industry by the pas
sage of a good dog law.
Mr. Ixgalls will certainly be re
tired from the United States Senate
after the 4th of March next. The al
liance men have captured the legis
lature of Kansas, and Mr. John F.
Willisis, their candidates for govern
or who was defeated by a very nar
row plurality, will be sent up to occu
py Mr. Ingalls' seat.
Seventy-one counties had sent in
official returns of the election to the
Secretary of State up to Wednesday.
The vote for governor of these 71
counties is as follows : Buchanan 96,-
75, Baxter 60,725, Kelley 10,33-1. All
of the other counties to hear from are
small, and will not materially change
the majority indicated above.
This issue of the Standard closes
its eleventh year, the last eight of
which it has been under its present
management. We shall strive to
make it in future, as in the past, one
of the best country weeklies in Ten
nessee. We feel proud of the steady
jatronage it receives, and shall spare
no effort to make it merit a continu
ance of the same through the future.
There was a "squeeze" in the
money market of New York the first
two or three days of this week, and a
panic in WTall Street. One operator
on 'Change died under the excite
ment, two or three firms of stock
brokers went to pieces, and several
banks trembled on the verge of ruin
for hours. The "bears" have had a
kind of picnic as it were, but the
worst is thought to be over with now.
It is now said that Secretary of the
Navy Tracy will be appointed to the
vacancy on the Supreme bench, and
the Chattanooga Times is booming
H. Clay Evans, the defeated Corn
pressman in this District for Mr.
Tracy's place in the cabinet. So far
as brains and capacity to handle gov
ernmental affairs are concerned we
don't knew if he isn't about as big a
man as our present President, but
that is not saying much for him.
In his bitter disappointment and
chagrin over his defeat, Congressman
Evans gave vent to some very dirty
and infamous insinuations against the
democrats of Chattanooga, going so
far as to express the fear of being as
sassinated if he attempted to remain
in Chattanooga. Mr. Evans knows
that there exists not a shadow of ex
cuse for such utterances, and he will
doubtless be ashamed of them when
his anger has cooled off, but we are
persuaded that he will never be man
ly enough to acknowledge it.
The Chattanooga Times states that
the East Tennessee, Virginia & Geor
gia, and the Louisville & JNashvilIe
railroad companies now control all
the roads leading into Chattanooga
except the Chattanooga Southern,
which is a short line of minor im
portance. As Mr. John 11. Inman,
president of the E. T. V. & G., is one
of the leading directiors in the L. &
N.,it begins to look like Chattanooga,
though having a number of railroads,
practically has no competition in that
A mix has been filed in the U. S.
Circuit Court by Mr. G. C. Sandusky,
of Shelby ville, against the Decatur,
Chesapeake & New Orleans Railway
Co., et al., which exposes a . great
deal of rottenness and corruption in
the affairs of that once boomful en
terprise. It appears that the railroad
company was in league with a lot of
rascally contractors, who have swin
dled the people along the line of the
road out of many thousands of dol
lars, and created large debts else
where for material which remain un
settled. From the charges in the
bill it might seem that the whole
thing was nothing but a gigantic
swindle from its inception.
A deal was consummated in
Memphis last Saturday by which the
Appeal purchased the Avalanche,
and the paper appeared in consoli
dated form Sunday morning as the
Appeal-Avalanche. The continued
ill health of Mr. Phelan, owner of the
Avalanche, necessitated some dispo
sition of the paper, and the above
was the result. The Appeal-Avalanche
now owns the exclusive Asso
ciated Press and United Press fran
chises fur Memphis, and is one of the
largest and strongest newspaper en
terprises in the South. The paper
has a splendid corps of well trained
journalists in charge of its various
departments, mil with the added
prestige of the consolidation has a
bright and useful career before it.
It i si now in order to keep thG im
provement of our public roads promi
nently before the people, and particu
larly before tho newly elected mem
bers of the General Assembly. When
this body meets it should give this
question profound consideration. No
other question will come before them
during the entire session of more im
portance. A law should be passed
which will insure the betterment of
public roads all over the state. Tho
act submitted by the road congress
which assembled in Nashville last
August we believe is a good one, but
it may be susceptible of improve
ment ; if so let it be done. Much of
the time and money thrown away on
our public roads under the present
slipshod system is simply wasted, in
many cases the roads are even made
worse, and only in exceptional cases
are the roads really improved. With
a business-like system, and under
proper management, with the same
amount of money and labor that is
now annually expended on our pub
lic roads, they can be vastly improv
ed. Every member elect to the Gen
eral Assembly should give the ques
tion earnesf, thoughtful study, and
go to Nashville prepared to act and
vote intelligently upon the subject.
Irving Collegn.Nov. 11, 1890. Now
that the election is over and the vic
tory pained, everybody is ready to
drop back into the regular channel
where his daily avocation requires
Yesterday was the day for the
show; and as there is always enough
people everywhere ready to spend
their money for them, Collins River,
being no exception to the rule, fur
nished its quoto of visitors.
Mis3 Mary Etter returned from
McMinnville yesterday, where she
had been staying with friends and
relatives a few days. She was ac
companied by Mr. Jas. Moflitt and
his fair young bride.
Mr. Emery Nunley, of Texas, of
"The Latter Day Saints" pursuasion
preached at Hebron Sunday evening.
Mr. Nunley has been visiting rela
tives here for some weeks, but will
return to his home in Texas soon.
Last Saturday night the great heart
of Collins River Democracy over
flowed and there was a genuine out
burst of joy and gladness at the vie
tory of their party, which, according
to reports up to that time seemed lit
tie short of a revolution. Old men,
young men, boys, large and small,
assembled themselves at a suitable
place near the residence of W. D.
Hill, armed with 20 or 2" doubled
barrel shot guns, and saluted the
whole neighborhood with several
rounds of "thundcrin' guns" inter
sperscd with lusty yells and screams
which are characteristic only of brave
men who have done their whole duty
and won the victory.
Some sort of a demonstration of the
kind seemed irrepressible. I believe
you would have succeeded about as
well in turning Collins river the con
trary direction, as you would in try
ing to suppress it. It was generally
concceded that the following, though
not gotten up iu eloquent style, would
be a suitable epitaph for Evan's polit
H. CLAY EVANS,
Of Corruption Nov. Cth, 1888,
Of Just Retribution Nov. 4th, 1890
He died, but not without a struggle;
He died in spite of all the boodle.
Peace to his ashes in his grave!
Go! let shrubs forever o'er him waive;
Go, gentle reader, as I've directed,
I'm sure he'll ne'er be resurrected.
(This verse may be applied to the G. O. P.
If fails, money refunded ; Preston's
LIST OF LETTERS.
Remaining in the Postoffice at McMinn
ville, Tenn., for the week ending Nov. 13
which will be forwarded to the Dead Lette
office if not called for in 30 (lavs.
Haunts; V. S.
Vaughn, Mrs. Mary
Ry order of the P. O. Dcpnrtmeut, One
Cent, must be collected on all advertised
letters. Purties calling for nny of these let
ters will please say "Advertised."
Ed. .1. Wood, P. XI.
Cures in fifteen minutes ; Preston's
Since the burning of the shops
within the penitentiary walls at
Nashville, most of the convicts have
been distributed out to the various
coal mines working that class of la
bor, and a comparatively small num
ber now reman in the main prison.
If you have headache try Preston's
Washington, Nov. 10, 1890.
Senator Quay has by unanimous con
sent been selected as the republican
Jonah, and there now exists the best
of reasons for believing that he will
be asked to retire, not only from the
charimanship of the republican
National committee, but to resign his
membership. It would have been
done before now, but that the ques
tion of what to do with J. S. Clark
son has not been decided. Clarkson
is vice-chairman of the committee
and has always been an humble tool
of Quay's, and there is a feeliner
among influential republicans against
his being made chairman of the com
mittee, as he would naturally expect,
when Quay retires. As soon as a sat
isfactory solution of that difficulty is
reached Mr. Quay will receive what
the boys call the "grand bounce."
Quay is now in Florida, and Clark-
son is also down South somewhere.
They both thought it a good time for
disappearing for awhile.
Mr. Harrison is having a terrible
time over the Force bill. Mr.
Blaine, whose predictions about the
tariff bill have materialized so soon,
and a few other prominent republi
cans are trying to persuade him to let
the Force bill alone in his message to
Congress, which he is now preparing,
and the radical element in his party,
which embraces nine-tenths of its
recoguized leaders, are urging him to
insist upn the immediate passage by
the Senate of the bill. Mr. Harrison
is very badly frightened at the torna
do of popular disapprobation that
struck his administration and party
on election day, and would most wil
inglytakeMr. Blaine's advice, but
for the fact that he had committed
limself in favor of the Force bill last
Senator Blackburn has made pub
nc a scene wnicn took place in a
senate committee room last summer
where he was the only democrat
present, ar.d where Mr. Blaine stated
in the plainest language that if the
McKinley bill, which was then be
fore the Senate committee, was
passed, it would ruin the republi
can party and prevent its electing
the President in 1892. He became so
excited during hi3 denunciation of
the measure that he smashed a new
silk hat which was lying before him
on a table. Mr. Blaine has not
changed his mind.
It will be many a day before the
democrats get .through enthusing
over tho recent election. Every
train brings in prominent democrats,
and every arrival means a fresh ju
bilee. Tho local democrats fired a
salute of 52 guns Friday night, al
though Col. Ernest, in charge of pub
lie buildings and grounds, did his
best to prevent by refusing to give
them a permit to fire them in the
same place that the republicans were
granted a similar permit two years
ago, but that didn't prevent it noth
ing could. The guns were fired, and
close enough to the White House for
Mr. Harrison to enjoy the music.
Under this administration Federal
employes are slaves. An estimable
lady clerk in the Washington City
Post Office is now under suspension
because she repeated a jovial remark
of a fellow clerk to Dick Quay, a son
of the Senator. Dick presented an or
der for the Senator's mail at the gen
eral delivery window and the lady
went back in the office and inquired
where the Senator's mail was. "Oh
he's dead, and his mail's gone to the
dead letter office," said one of the
clerks laughingly. The lady walked
back to the window and thoughtless
ly repeated the remarks to Dick,
who, by the way, she did not know.
He went to the Post Office depart
ment and reported the lady as having
insulted him and his father, and an
order was issued to the City Past
master for her immediate suspen
sion. Mr. Wanamaker has not made a
popular official, but now that reports
of the pending failure of his big Phil
adelphia firm are circulating, a great
deal of sympathy is expressed here
for him, and it is hoped that the
claims of his friends he is not here
that the rumor was originated by
Jay Gould for the purpose of injuring
Mr. Wanamakers credit, because of
his persistence in behalf of a postal
telegraph system, to which Mr.
Gould is opposed, may prove to be
. It is not often that the leaders of a
political party have to complain lx-
cause they are given too much by
the voters of the country, but that's
about th? condition of the democratic
leaders. They fully appreciate the
emphatic endorsement of the princi
ples of the party given by the peo
ple but they would have antici
pated far less trouble had their
majority been about a hundred Jess
n the next House it is now so large
that it actually causes anxiety.
The feeling that the short session
of Congress will, in its anxiety to
pass political legislation, neglect to
pass all the regular appropriation
bills, and thus make an extra seasion
of the Fifty-second Congress, in the
Spring necessary, to provide for the
needs ot the Government, has precip
itated tho campaign for the speaker
ship and the other officers of the
The English steamship, Serpent,
was wrecked in a storm on the Span
ish coast last Monday night, and twp
hundred and seventy men were
drowned. Only three of the men on
board reached the land alive.
Winslow, a town in Indiana, was
wiped totally out of existence by fire
last Friday. Not a house was left
standing, and 400 people were "ren
Why suffer? Preston's "Iled-Ake"
will cure you.
The livery stable of Fields & Ben
nett, at Murfressboro, burned Wed
nesday night, and eight horses
perished in the flames.
Ar. . . andaiit; but the one host l.imw.i for
Its tur.ioidinary anodyne ami cx;c; lorant
qualities is Ayer's Cherry J';Tl..r:il. For
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been in greater demand titan any oilier rem-,
edy for colds, coughs, bronchitis, and pul
monary complaints in general.
" 1 suffered for more than eight months
from a severe cough accompanied with hem
orrhage cf Hie lungs and the expectoration
of matter. Tin: physicians pave me, up, but
my Oroggbt prevailed on me to try
1 i!i.l , rial s)..ii began t lir.pi' .iv?; my
bur;; h'-aled, ties cough cased, and I be
came neuter an 1 healthier than I have ever
been before. 1 would suggest that the name
of AVer's Cherry l'eeloral be changed to
Elixir of Life, for it certainly save I n:y life."
E. J. (Hideii, Salto, Hiicimsyres.
"A few years rgo I tool; v. very bad cold,
which setiled on my limps. I had night
sweats, a racking cough, and great soreness.
My doctor's lr.e.'.iiiuj ('.id me no good. I
tried many remedies. '. ut received no bene
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was advised to use Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
and, as a last resort, did so. Front the first
dose I obtained relief, and, after using two
bottles of it, was completely restored to
health." F. Adams, New (Jivt::-., X. J.
Dr. C. . .TEH Cz CO., Lowell, Ia.
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MR. A. M. ST. JOHN is still with us and
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