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SOUTHERN STANDARD M-A11NNVILLK. TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, DEC 20,l89o.
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W. A. MOORE Rock Island, "
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All subscriptions to the Standard
not paid in advance on Jan. 1st will
bo discontinued on that date. We
would he pleased to accommodate
many of our friends longer, but a
faithful trial of the credit system,
with the exercise of all duedilligence
to mate collections, has proved a
costly experiment to us, and in jus
tice to ourselves we must adhere to
the cash plan in future. The change
may reduce our circulation to some
extent for a while, but it is comfort
ing to know that it will also reduce
our paper Dins, anu tnereoy increase
Coxcuikssman Evans has intro
duced a bill in congress providing
for a postal telegraph system, the
Postmaster General to contract with
existing telegraph companies for the
transmission of the business.
The committee having the reap'
portionment bill in charge has
agreed upon 3oG members as the num
ber of members for Congress to have,
and has reported a bill to that effect.
This is an increase of something over
twenty members, and does not re
duce the representation of any
A call was issued some days ago,
signed by representatives from seven
teen states, for a convention at Cin
cinnnti on leb. 23d, to form a third
political party. The movement
grew out of the recent Farmers' Al-
liance convention at Ocala. The
call has sinco been withdrawn, and
the plan now suggested is simply for
committees from the 'Alliance and
other organizations to meet in Cin
cinnati in February and canvass the
whole matter of the formation of a
Sittinu Bull, the notorious In
dian chief, was killed by Indian po
lice, while trying to effect his arrest,
near Standing Rock Agency, South
Dakota, last Monday morning. Two
of Sitting Bull's sons, several of his
followers, and five of the Indian po
lice were also killed in the skirmish.
The opportune arrival of U. S. troops
saved the police from total annihila
tion. Another battle with the Indi
ans is also reported, in which it is
claimed fifty troops were killed. If
later reports should substantiate this
news, it will give the Indian trouble
a more serious aspect than it has be
fore assumed. We are thoroughly
persuaded that the only good Indians
are dead Indians, yet there are many
things in the Government's manage
ment of its Indian affaiis which it has
a perfect right to be ashamed of.
The Brandy District.
Mai. E. E. Bell, the Intrenid Dpnn
ty Collector of Internal Revenue, who
has been specially delegated to hold
things down in the brandy district,
returned to tne city yesterday morn
ing after a tour of Franklin, Coffee
and Warren counties. Brandv dis'
tilling is in a bad way, and Mai. Bell
has made five seizures in the past two
months. Last week he seized three
distillories.belonging to J. 1 Hughes,
.1. L. liugnes, and Jlenncssy V Co
respectively. He also arrested and
placed under bond for appearance, R
J. Conner and .1. u. Jjevnn
The brandy people rule the whole
country up there, Maj. Bell said. The
merchants and every public man are
thoroughly intimidated, and was mi
possible to find a trusted confidant in
the light he was making against
them. Thev threatened him in open
court with the fate of Jim Davis, who
was ambushed there, and had feeling
was aroused against him in every
quarter. As all know, Maj. Hell is
the most affable of men, and it is
pleasant to modify the above state
ment by saying the ladies stood by
him, hs usual.
The above is from the Nashville
American of last Tuesday. It is evi
dent to every one at all acquainted
with "the brandy district" that MaJ.
Bell was either stuffing the Ameri
can reporter with a little sensational
news, or else he had carried home a
good supply of mountain dew and
was a little too heavily loaded with
it. If Maj. Bell is three degrees re
moved above an idiot, and was duly
sober, he would certainly not have
made such wholesale charges as are
contained in the above in seriousness,
for any man not thus afflicted knows
that the charges are utterly without
Everybody in this county, and a
good many people outside of it, know
that the Standard has no sympathy
for the brandy business, and some of
the distillers don't love us much for
the hard knocks we have occasion
ally given them, but there is no
excuse whatever for such slanders
of the entire people of three counties
as is contained in the above. There
are some bad men engaged in the
brandy business, we know, yet some
of the best citizens in our county are
connected with it. And it must not
be forgotten that there are some toler
able tough characters in the revenue
service. When the revenue depart
ment sends out men who are rough
and brutal with violators of the law.
who abuse the brief authority they
have to oppress and intimidate good
people, and who drag many innocent
men to Federal courts on frivolous
charges for no other purpose than to
make their fees, it is not to be won
dered at that revenue officials are not
regarded with much favor by many
good people. We do not want to be
understood as charging any of these
sins on Maj. Bell. He may be as the
American claims, "the most affable
of men," but he must expect, like
poor dog Tray, to suffer a little from
the contamination of the bad com
pany into which his business forces
The brandy interest is an impor
tant factor in the business of this
county, but the brandy people do not
rule the whole country up here. The
brandy men are themselves their own
worst enemies, next to the revenue
laws and officials. The men who
have achieved any permanent finan
cial success from the business can al
most be counted on the fingers of one
hand, while scores have gone to
financial, moral and physical destruc
tion with it, and scores of others are
following in their tracks.
The idea of the merchants and pub
lie men being "thoroughly intimidat
ed" is simply ridiculous, and among
such men and all law abiding citizens
in this section there is no bad feelimr
whatever airainst Mai. Bell in the le
gitimate discharge of his duties, and
when the laws of the land have been
violated, he can find here all the men
necessary to carry out the fight
against the violators, and men who
are competent and courageous, and
can be trusted in every emergency.
Washington, December 18 The
caucus of Republican Senators met
la3t night for the third time and
reached an agreement. The financial
scheme reported by the Caucus Com
mitteo was adopted, with the excep
tion of the project for 2 per cent
bonds. The measure will provide for
the purchase of the $12,000,000 silver
bullion surplus, the reduction of the
compulsory retirement of bond de
posits by National banks, the exten
sion of the National bank circulation
to the full amount of their bond de
posits, the replacement of the defi
ciency in the National bank circula
tion below $180,000,000 by treasury
notes Dasea on sliver bullion pur
chases, the provision for free coinage
when silver is maintained at par for
one year, and the provision for a
charge on the conversion of gold
coin into bars and the recoinage of
the subsidiary silver coins
The Caucus Committee will perfect
the measure in form and transmit it
to the Finance Committee, whence it
will reach the Senate shortly.
You get your money's worth, when
you buy Old Saul's Catarrh Cure. It
never fails. 2" cents.
The Cuban tobacco growers and
cigar makers are urging the Spanish
government to enter into a recipro
city agreement with the United
The Southern Interstate Immigra
tion Convention met at Asheville, N
C, this week with !V0 delegates pres
ent. Mr. M. T.iHryan, of Nashville
was fleeted permanent President.
How Northwestern Alliance Men Tried
to Work a Scheme to Break tho
St. August-ink, Fla., December
15. It was a source of some wonder
ment at the time when in the recent
meeting of the National Alliance at
Ocala theNorth western delegates vot
ed for the resolution condemning the
force bill a bill that was supposed
to be popular in this section. Since
the ' convention adjourned matters
have come to light that largely dis
sipate the wonder. In the same way
they supported the sub-treasury reso
lution, which has met with the
strongest opposition in that section.
It now appears that the purpose ,of
the Northwestern delegates in sup
porting these measures was to pre
serve harmonious action in the con
vention with the view of inaugurat
ing the third party movement. In
contestable proof has been brought
out to show the existence of a gigan
tic plot to use this National organiza
tion as a means for promoting the
third party scheme which came to
the surface in two or three different
forms during the recent gathering.
The significant fact in this connec
tion is the vote of the Northwestern
Alliance men, who are almost, with
out exception, Republicans, and who
came to Ocala for the purpose of fore
ing tho National Alliance to indorse
their pet scheme for a third party. It
soon became apparent, however, that
this indorsement could not be secur
ed, although vigorous work in this
direction was put in during the first
three or four days of the session.
The leaders in the third party
movement from that section are Me-
Grath of Kansas, Lucks of North Da
kota, Wardall of South Dakota, and
Wilms ot Kansas, and they are
warmly supported by delegates from
Wisconsin and other near by States.
During the tour of the State, which
has been in progress for the past four
or five days, the third party plotters
have unbosomed themselves to a cer
tain extent in their conversations
with their fellow-excursionists and
the newspaper men. Their admis
sions have laid bare the political
scheme which has prompted their
every act. In general, their state
ments are to this effect: That they
are really opposed to this sub-treas-
ury bill; that they regard it as wrong
in principle, and as a legislative de
vice which can end only in financia
ruin to the farmer and to every other
industrial class; that the people of
their section are opposed to it, and
that they, as delegates, were particu
larly charged with the mission to de
feat the measure when they left their
They say also that upon their re
turn they will be asked to make ex
planation of their strange conduct in
giving their support to this demand
of the National Alliance, and the e
planation which they will be forced
to make is that the sub-treasury de
mand is of such a nature that it can
never gain the support of the Democ
racy of the Southern States, and that
an attempt to secure such Democratic
support can end only in a split in the
Democratic ranks in the South. This
they say, will break up the "solid
South," and this is the end which
they have had in view. They pro
fess to believe that their people wil
applaud them for having entered into
an arrangement by which this end
can be accomplished, and they feel
that the sacrifice of their principles in
connection with the sub-treasury
scheme had not been too great if there
by the Democratic party can be hope-
In this connection it is learned also
that the recently-organized Reformed
Press Association is a body whose
purpose is to mold opinion among
Alliance men in every State toward
the third party movement.
The Alabama Strike Growing
Thursday's Nashville American
contained the following special :
Birmingham, Dec. 17. The coal
miners' strike assumed a serious turn
today and one that threatens to close
every industry in this district. The
members of the Amalgamated Asso
ciation of Iron and Steel Workers
held a meeting today and passed res
olutions of sympathy and pledged
support to the strikers. They agree
to refuse to work with coal mined
by convict or scab miners if the
strikers ask them to do so.
Pat Mclride, of the Executive
Hoard of United Mine Workers of
America, arrived here from Detroit
last night, to look into the strike.
Ile s iysif he cannot settle it he will
call out all the iron and steel workers.
This means the closing down of all
he rolling mills, foundries and ma--
line shops, and 3,000 more men
will join the ranks of the strikers.
he strike has already seriously in
jured business and there seems no
irospect of a settlement.
Big Snow Storm.
There was a big snow storm over
'ennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, West
Virginia, and portions of other states
Wednesday and Wednesday night.
Pittsburg, Pa., was almost cut off
from the balance of the world by the
blockade. Electric light, telegraph
and telephone wires were down, and
business generally was suspended.
xnrougn Virginia the storm was
very heavy. Staunton reported
three feet of snow. Roanoke had
wo feet Wednesday night and still
falling. The roof of a machine shop
at Roanoke gave way under the
weight of snow, killing one man and
njurying eight others, and damag
ing building and machinery to the
extent of $100,000.
Through the mountain counties of
East Tennessee and Western North
Carolina the snow ranges from six
nches to three feet in depth.
Many railroads are blockaded, and
trains have been abandoned.
C. T. College Honor Boll.
The following young ladies have
not been absent from Chapel Roll
during the quarter ending Dec. 12th,
have not once failed to attend Church
r Sabbath School, (of boarders) have
maintained correct deportment in
school and out of school and have
made an average grade exceeding 90
per cent, in daily lessons and written
Mary Buchanan. ...Shelbyville, Tenn.
Sallie Buquo Erin, '
Carrie Ball New Boston, Texas.
da Ball '
Allie Baker Bagwell, "
Mary M. Brown, McMinnville, Tenn,
Minnie Bentley Dixion, Ky.
Fanny Blair Loudon, Tenn,
Ruth Chaney South Union, Ky
Mattie Corley Clarksville, Texas.
Lula Chesuut Elkton, Ky.
Jessie Cross Pelham, Ala.
Lauren Dyer Caseyville, Ky.
Hattie Donnell Pilot Point, Tex.
Annie Dohoney Columbia, Ky.
Edna Evans Athens, Ala.
Daisy Eakin Paris, Texas.
Maggie B. Fisher,McMinnville,Tenn.
Joe J. Finney, " "
Gertrude Grant Deport, Texas.
Myra Gardner Montevallo, Ala.
Mary Gallaher Glenlock, Tenn.
Bee Hall Dixon, Ky.
Ida Mosser McMinnville, Tenn.
Minnie Mathews Bass, Ala.
Lizzie Price Providence, Ky.
Bessie Perkins Springfield, Ala,
Mary Robinson King, Texas.
Linnie Rogers Dexter, Tenn.
Maggie Rahm, McMinnville, Tenn.
Maria Lou Stainback, " '
Cora Waller Franklin, Ky.
Myrtle Wilmore Gradyville, Ky.
Maggie Young Clarksville, Texas.
Pupils in Primary Department:
Lucy Drury, Lida Faulkner, Bessie
De Finney, Hackett Barbee, Georgia
Ilickerson, Mamie Paschal. Hattie
Paschal, Cleo Roberts, Janie Whit-
son, I'auline wmtson, Virginia
Beech, Florence Gartner, Susie
Dibrell, Tenn., Dec. 10, 1890 At
the auiet old home ot Mrs. (Jinaerei
la Webb, on Tuesday evening at 1
o'clock, a merry crowd of neighbors,
young and old, gathered to witness
the marriage of Mr. John Womack,
recently from Texas, to Miss Belle
Webb, granddaughter of Mrs. Webb.
All were happy at the thoughts of
hearts thus united by the solemn
vows of matrimony, and many con
gratulations and good wishes were
extended the parties by the friends
present. We wish them a long, use
ful and happy life. The attendants
were Mr. John Womack and Miss
Olie Parker, Mr. Clark Sullivan and
Miss Minnie Sanders.
Christmas tree at the College the
night before Christmas.
Several young men from Smith-
ville were interviewing the young
ladies of our creek last Sunday even
Mr. E. McCoy is to commence a
school of vocal music tonight at the
College, to last for several nights.
Bro. Preston is expected to preach
several discourses at the church com
mencing Christmas day. The trus
tees of our new school are still want
ing an efficient teacher to take charge
of our school the first of the new year.
The representatives of lGJMHj mi
ners are in convention at Altoona,
Pa., to formulate a demand for an
increase in wages to so into effect
. i.uC.lMl; Dill inn one ucsi kuowu lur ;
Its exi.Mcnlmaiy anodyne and expectorant
iu;' lilies is Ayers uierry rci-iorm. rur
ntiiiiy hull a century tins preparation nas
been in greater demand, than any other rem
edy for colds, coughs, bronchitis, and pul
monary complaints In general.
1 suftVred for more than eight months
from a severe cough accompanied with hem
orrhage of tho lungs and the expectoration
of matter. The physicians gave mo up, nut
my druggist prevailed on mo to try
Cherry Pectoral. .
1 U.l so. mid soon began to Improve; my
lum's healed, the cough ceased, and I be
came stouter and healthier than I have ever
been before. I would suggest that the name
of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral bo changed to
Elixir of Life, for It certainly saved my life."
F. J. Oliden, Salto, lhieuos Ayres.
" A few years ago I took a very bad cold,
which settled on my lungs. I had night
sweats, a racking cough, and treat soreness.
My doctor's medicine did me no good. I
tried many remedies, but received no bene
fit; everybody despaired ' my recovery. 1
was advised to use Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
and, as a last resort, did so. From the first
do?o I obtained relief, mid, after using two
lctties of it. was completely restored to
health." F. Adams, New Oreiur., N. J.
'Ayer's Ghsrry Pectoral
ATEH Ct CO., Lowell, Mans.
' 'ii;;l.--.. Price 1; lil botlln, 1 5.
ScUl by ii
WHEN you go to Nashville be sure to
call on GRAY the HATTER and
MENS' FURNISHER, and buy your Fall
Hat, Neckwear and Shirts, Socks. Gloves.
Suspenders, Underwear, and everything in
r ine r uriiisriinir Uoous. Wo also keen an -
elegant stock of carriage and buggy Robes,
iu fur and plush. Ihe tin est and largest
stock of Ladies' Furs in Nashville.
MR. A. M. ST. JOHN is itill with us and
will be glad to see you and give you a hearty
welcome. Any orders sent bun will be
promptly filled. FRANK GRAY,
226 N. Cherry St., Nashville,
THE NEW iT
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Pblei Granite Works
JOHN T. WILSON & CO., Prop's.
MOIISIS AM) IUBIHB
Stone 1 Cemetery Work,
Yard and Office on Spring Street,
LIME and EOCK.
LEFTWICK Si MAEBURY
will keep a full supply of.fine Lime on hand
at their quarry on the Town Spring Muff",
and will also furnish
ir.nny quantities. Orders for Roek Work
ofall kinds solicited, and satisfaction guar
nteed on every contract.
U Mantles, WfoS"tA
We keep in our yard f'j ' I
a large assortment i ' jj?-: I
of Finished y Jj
Marble and Granite 'PflM