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A NEAVSPAPEIt OF TO-DAY; PURE INTONE AND EXPRESSION; PROGRESSIVE IN ALL THINGS.
MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, DEC 20, 1890.
RlTCHEY & BOSTICK,
WE IRE LOADED
f all mwmn
WITH THEIR ELEGANT NEW STOCK OF
LATEST DESIGNS! GREATEST VARIETY'
Everybody invited to see the BEST of
everything for Christmas.
FOR THE HOLIDAYS!
The following officers were elected
and installed in McMinnville Chap
ter, Royal Arch Masons, Dec. 18th,
1S90, for the ensuing term :
W. W. Fairbanks, II. P.
M. D. Sraallman, E. K.
D. Ii. Carson, E. S.
Jno. G. McGuire, C. II.
Chas. T. Thurman, P. S.
13. P. Canrrell, R. A. C.
J. E. Jones, M. 3 V.
J. W. Irwin, M. 2 V.
W. L. Swann, M. 1 V.
A. II. Gross, Secretary.
I. J. Thurman, Treasurer.
M. A. Doty, Sentinel.
A. L. Comer, Chaplain.
Wants every customer having an
account on his books to come forward
and make settlement by the first day
At the Opera House lonight.
Duncan Clark's Combination of
Female minstrels will appear at the
Opera House for one performance
only tonight (Friday.)
J. C. M. Ross & Son have just re-
eeived a nice line of Jewelry for the
holidays, consisting of Sleeve But
tons, Scarf Pins, Shirt Studs, Watch
Chains and Charms, Ladies' Pins,
Rings, etc. Call and inspect them
when out buying Christmas presents.
Some of our subscribers will act
ually get mad and quit because we
ask them to pay in advance, but it
takes all kinds of people to make up
a world one subscriber came in
Wednesday and paid us for two
years in advance.
Messrs. Mead & DeBard have
bought the entire stock of goods of
the Blue Spring Grange Co-operative
Co., at Shellsford, at a bargain for
Cash, and are offering their custO'
mers the benefit of the low prices
See advertisement in another column.
One of the handsomest vehicles
now to be found anywhere is a com
bination pmeton and surrey now in
stock and for sale by J. P. Gartner.
It is built of the best material
throughout, highly finished, light
ana grnceiui in appearance, the wear
ing parts being made ofeteel. It
can be instantly changed from a
plucton to a surrey, and vice versa.
If you want n wheeled vehicle of any
(ie-eripiion u win pay you to call on
Mr. Gartner, at hw shop on Sprin
Street, before making a purchase.
Nashville American, 16th: J. H.
Wright leaves for Ntw York today,
where he intends to locate. Mr.
Wright is a 6ketch artist of pronounc
ed merit, who has been prominently
connected with his profession in
.Nashville for several years.
Mr. Ilamp. Neal, one of the most
substantial farmers of the north
eastern portion of this county, paid
the Standard office a pleasant call
Thursday. He informed us that he
killed two hogs last week which net
ted between eight and nine hundred
Mrs. W. D. Smartt died at her
home near Smartt's Station last Mon
day night. We learn that her death
occurred quite suddenly, while she
was sitting in bed eating supper.
She had been sick but a short time.
Her husband preceded her about two
Dr. S. McCollum, of Farmer's
Branch, Texas, who has been review
ing his studies in one of the medical
colleges at Nashville for the last two
months, came up Monday to spend a
couple of weeks among relatives in
this county, when he will return to
Texas and again take up his prac'
We again suggest for the mer
chants of McMinnville the 30-day
system of accounts and collections.
Many buyers could pay their accounts
at the end of each month who find it
difficult to settle in full at the end of
the year. We believe if all our mer
chants would adopt the 30-day sys
tem,, and work it properly, it would
soon become popular with both buyer
We have had several complaints
lately from subscribers at various
offices in this and adjoining counties
of failures to receive the Standard
regularly. The papers are mailed
regularly from this office every week,
and we can account for the trouble
in no other way than by carelessness
on the part of postmasters at the
small country offices.
A characteristic advertisement
in its straightforward business talk is
that of J. J. H. Gregory, the veteran
seedsman ofMarblehead, Mass. Mr.
Gregory's reputation for fair dealing
and exact fulfillment of promises is a
hardy annual, and has never failed
to justify the entire confidence of his
customers. All who want reliable
seeds should be sure to send for his
A statistician claims that women
survive their husbands and brothers
on an average li years.
We have mailed accounts this
week to all subscribers now on our
books who are in arrear.3, except such
local patrons as we expect to call on
personally before the year closes.
Some are responding to the calls
every day. We hope there will be
but few to discontinue on the first of
January, but every one not paid to
some time in advance of that date
will certainly be cut off.
I). B. Hoover, of Viola, spent sev
eral days in Sparta last week, visit
ing his brother, our popular livery
Waman Dibrell has suffered worse
from the prevailing disease than any
one in the county. He has lost five
horses, one jennet and two steers.
A family of six persons passed
through Sparta Monday on foot, the
husband, wife and children each car
rying a load of bed clothing, cooking
utensils, &c, their little all of this
Rock Island, Tenn.; Dec. 18, 1890
Rev. Mr. Hill, the new circuit rider,
preached at Pine Bluff last Sunday
Johnson & Russell sold a part of
their stock of goods at public auction
Smith Oliver and family, of Deven
port, spent a few days of last week
visiting the family of J. R. Oliver.
Mr. W. R. Holmes spent last Sun
day night at Sparta.
Mr. II. A. Stultz has finished
shipping lumber from this place and
will move to Cookeville soon where
he will continue in the milling busi
Davis Hash wears a bright smile
this week he says i's a boy.
The grain distillery of J. W. Miller
at this place suspended operation the
Ray and Earnest Hogan spent a
day or two of last week visiting in
White county. They were accompa
nied home by Miss Towles and Oliver
Towles of Onward.
Mrs. Victor Hash left today to
visit her father's family at Bon Aqua
Joseph Miller, of Sparta, has been
here a day or two this week on busi
Russia is said to be in danger of
business isolation from the rot of the
world through a high tariff.
BkiTOiir stock of Holiday Goods is now open and ready for the inspection
of the public, and it will require but a glance at our display to convince any
one that we have the largest stock, greatest variety of goods, and altogether
best line of wares for holiday gifts ever shown in McMinnville. Space
will only admit of a brief enumeration of the leading articles :
FOR THG CHILDREN
Dulls, Building Blocks, Wagons, Tea Sets, Gaines, Books, &c.
Cups and Saucers, Water Sets, Vases, Bisque Oranments, etc
DOfWQI .vels, Poems, Sketches. Ai .
? DUUnO! Bible Stories. $H&
PLUSH ? GOODS
Hand and Triplicate Mirrors, Manicure Sets, Combined Man
icure and loilet Cases, Jewel Boxes, Odor Stands and
Cases, Auto- and Photo- Albums, Shaving Sets, Etc.
flvTlT70l Qililnif l;lPcr Knives, Weights, Thermometers,
UAiaiZtra OllUI Cigar, Ink, and Odor Stands.
WOOD AND WH-LOiAZ WKRE,
Work Boxes, Work Stands and Baskets, Writing Desks, and
hundreds of useful, ornamental, and beautiful articles suitable
for Christmas prdscnts. Come to see us and get prices.
POTTS BLOCK McMINNVILLE, TENN.
xDlNING ROOM SETS, t
17 OFFICE FIXTURES,
East Main Street, - McMINNVILLE, TENN.