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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, JAN. io,189i.
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every communication, or else it will be con
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All calls on candidates, obituaries, trib
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deaths, marriages, ete., will be published
without charge, and our friends all over the
county will confer a favor by furnishing us
with sueh as soon after their occurence as
Gex. F. P. SriNXEK, tho man
whose grape vine signature used to
appear on so much U. S. money, died
afevday9ago in Florida. His re
mains were taken to New York for
A decision was rendered by the
Supreme Court at Nashville last
Monday, declaring that under the
laws of Tennessee, life insurance
money cannot be recovered by cred
itors of an estate.
A bill was introduced in Congress
last week directing the Secretary of
the Treasury to issue fractional paper
currency to the extent of $50,000,000,
It would prove a great convenience
for remitting small amounts through
the mails, and more acceptable than
silver for many purposes.
One great drawback to our school
system lias been the inefficiency of
county superintendents. West Tenu.
But the greatest drawbacks are in
competent teachers and a scarcity of
funds. Every county in the state
should gradually grade up its teach
ers to a higher standard.
The Obion Democrat suggests that
the recent beligerent editorial of the
Memphis Appeal-Avalanche, over
the threatened paasage of the force
bill, was written by the office cat
Memphis journalists and politicians
have a wild and wooiy way of ex
pressing themselves, and don't nl
ways mean Unlit when they throw
out sulphurous fumes.
What would people think shouk
Northern, Eastern, or Foreign capi
talists corn to Southern towns and
oiler to start banks, big insurance
companies, building and loan associa
tions, or other like institutions, pro
vided they were given office build
ings, safes, and necessary furniture
Yet we hear of similar propositions
from manufacturing establishments
railroads, etc., every day. Manufae
turing concerns and railroads, pro
perly managed, pay as well as banks
and insurance companies. Why
should one class expect bonuses any
more than another?
The democratic Senators caught
their republican friends napping last
Monday afternoon, and managed to
side track tho force bill, and give the
financial bill precedence over it.
The action was a great surprise to the
republicans. Many prominent Sena
tors on both sides consider the force
bill as now dead, while others still
profess to have hopes for it. While
the bill yet has a possibility of pass
ing, there is little probability of it,
and every day's delay decreases its
chances, even should it ever be got
ten up again in the Senate.
ItEroiiTs from the West indicate
that the Indians are becoming more
hostile and unruly every day. The
fact that the government and white
people have not dealt altogether
square with the Indians in every case
dees not give them license to murder
and pillage the white people as re
venge for their grievances. This coun
try is going to be owned and govern
I'd by the white man from Canada to
Mexico, and from ocean to ocean.
Nothing can withstand the superiori
ty of the Caucassian race, and while
the Indian is a picturesque figure in
our national history, lie must bow to
the inevitable, and gradually recede
from tho scene of action.
Tin: General Assembly now in scs--ion
will bo asked for an nppropria-
tion sufficient to make a creditable
display of the State's products and re
sources at the Columbian Exposition
to be held at Chicago in 1803. Ten
nessee can put an exhibit at Chicago
which will compare fayorably with
that of any other State in the union,
and it should be done. Tennessee
las a wonderful diversity of mineral
and agricultural products, and can
well be proud to show them to the
world. The State should make a
iberal appropriation for this purpose,
and this should be supplemented by
county and city appropriations, but
all funds for the purpose should be so
hedged about as to insure their use
solely and legitimately for the pur
pose appropriated. None of it should
be squandered in fancy salaries to
sinecure officials. Competent men
should be employed to manage the
exhibits, and they should be well
paid for services rendered, but the
funds should not be wasted in paying
fat sums to a lot of worthless fellows
for doing nothing.
AMONG PHE FRATERNITY.
That sterling West Tennessee jour
nal, Neal's State Gazette, of Dyers-
burg, has recently changed from a
quarto to a folio. Col. Tom Neal,
who founded the Gazette and still
owns it, is one ot the most popular
newspaper men in the State, and his
paper enjoys a large degree of success,
which it has well earned, and contin
ues to deserve.
No town in the State has been more
overworked in the newspaper field of
ate years than Clarksville. The To
bacco Leaf and Chronicle were con
solidated some months ago, and has
since been publishing both daily and
semi-weekly editions. Last wctk
the Progress and Democrat were hy
phenated, and appears both daily and
weekly. This still leaves Clarksville
abundantly supplied with newspa
The Obion Daily Democrat, Union
City, after a brief but not unsuccess
ful career of two months, bade its
readers farewell last Saturday. There
are not two brighter journalists in the
State than Messrs. Tatum and Griffin.
and the Weekly Obion Democrat will
continue to sparkle in the front ranks
of the provincial press.
Several newspaper men are appli
cants ior appointment by the new
governor as railroad assessors, among
them our riend Miller, of the Man
cnesier limes, we heartily second
Ins nomination, and hope he will be
permitted to enjoy the pie.
The outlook is rather gloomy for
the elevation of 13ro. Baskette of the
Nashville Banner, to "Minister pleni
potentiary of kerosene and envoy ex'
traordinary of the flash pan." His
manipulations of the dark lantern
sceances in the late campaign were
not calculated to promote his popu
larity with the incoming administra
Since the above was written we see
from the American that Mr. W. C
Tatum, of the Obion Democrat, has
accepted the position of editor of tha
Knoxville Tribune. We congratu
late the Tribune upon securing such
a bright and forceful writer on its
staff, and his rock-ribbed democracy
will shine to great advantage in the
dense republican gloom of East Ten
nessee. The Cannon Courier, of Woodbury,
has passed into the hands of Messrs.
A. J. Brandon and G. T. Roach, with
the former as editor and the latter as
business manager. The first number
under the new management was is
sued Jan. 1, and shows a decided im
provement. Cannon is a rich and
fertile county, and should support a
The office of the Morristown Pilot
ha3 been purchased by Col. O. C.
King and the paper suspended. It is
rumored that Col. King will start a
daily soon. This change leaves one
republican paper less in East Tennes
see. The Pilot was a republican or
gan, but Col. King being an ardent
democrat, of course the new daily,
when started, win advocate demo
cratic principles. There is hope for
East Tennessee yet.
The Daily Bristol Courier will here
after take the Associated Press re
ports. It will cover the field between
Morristown, Tenn., and Radford, Va
ahead of any other paper. If pluck,
enterprise, and indomitable energy
will win success but there is no room
for ifs, these characteristics always
win, and Charley Slack i getting
there with both feet.
Col. DmiiMii 1. Cooper, for sevend
years connected with the press of
Nashville, has purchased extensive
orange groves in Horida, an J will re
move to hi.s new possessions this
month. We wish him abundant suc
cess in the production of tho luscious
Both houses of the Tennessee Gen
eral Assembly were called to order at
L Nashville at noon last Monday. So
far no business has been transacted
further than organization and elec
tion of officers. The democrats gath
ered under the brooding wings of
King Caucus, and agreed to submit
to his dictates upon all issues. The
following officers had been elected up
to Thursday night :
Speaker, W. C. Dismukes of Sum
ner: Lhiel (JierK, J as. A. Harris oi
nox: Assistant Clerk, Caruthers
Swing of Giles; Serjeant-at-Arms,
Jake Young of Davidson; Page, Jim
mie Kirby of Henry; Engrossing
Clerk, Miss Arbie L. Wilkerson of
Speaker, Thos. R. Myers of Bed
ford: Chief Clerk. C. W.Crockett of
Stewart; Assistant Clerk, Mann
Wills of Haywood; Sergeant-at-Arms,
M. D. Sullivan of Knox; Engrossing
Clerk, Miss Annie Ladd of Humph
The joint caucus of the Senate and
House has not yet succeeded in mak
ng a nomination for State Librarian.
The permanent organization will
probably be fully effected this week,
and the two bodies get down to real
legislative work Monday.
The factions on the republican
side of the Senate are almost as nu
merous as republican Senators, and
there seems to be no disposition
among them to "get together."
Hello there ! Here's another exam
ple of what a blessing a high prot ect
tarrill is to the working man.
The works of Carnegie, Phipps &
Co., of Pittsburgh, at the head of
which is the millionaire republican
apostle of protection, Andrew Carne
gie, has made a ten per cent reduc
tion upon the wages of 2,000 of its
employees. That's a nice sort of mid
winter present to the men who al
ways vote for "protection."
This is quite a servere winter, both
in this country and Europe, but no
thermometer has yet been made that
can register the actual condition of
the atmosphere surrounding the men
who have led the republican party
into its present hepeless predica
The twenty-live white men who
were killed by the Indians at
Wounded Knee Creek were worth
more to this country than every In
dian there is in it, and the United
States goverment is directly responsi
ble for their deaths, as it has been by
reason of the negligence or open con
nivance of the agents of the govern
ment that the Indians came into pos
session of rifles and ammunition
which enabled them to kill the sol
diers. How long shall this farce be
kept up? The Indian, spends all of
his time, when on the reservation, in
preparing to kill the whites,
and the whites lurnished the means
to do it. Turn the Indians over to
the Army and they will be kept in
a proper state of subjection, unless
they agree to go to work like other
people, which they will never do.
But whatever is done, it should bo
made impossible for the entire brood
of Indians to kill any more white
men. That much the people have a
right to demand.
Senator Hoar poses as the republi
can leader in the Senate, but he seems
to lead like the crawfish goes.
Mr. Harrison will find, if he still
persists in retaining the Force bill as
his personal pratform for '92, that his
following will not amount to a corpor
al's guard. Public opinion, irrespec
tive of party, has been opposed to the
bill since its first introduction in the
House, and the month which the
Senate has thrown away upon it, at
the expense of more important legis
lation, has intensified the opposition
Besides this the rcpuplican pres3 has
almost without exception, been in
different about the fate of the bill.
Many years practice have given C.
A. Snow A-Co., Solictors of Patents,
at Washington, 1). C, unsurpassed
success in obtaining patents for all
classes of inventions. They make a
speciality of rejected cases, and have
secured nianv patents that had
been previously rejected. Their ad
vertisement in another column, will
be of interest to inventor.-, patentees,
manufacturers, and all who have
to do with patents.
Washington, Jan. o. Mr. Har
rison and Mr. Blaine, in their efforts
to make capital for the republican
party and to aid Mr. Harrison in
securing the republican nomination
next year, seem to have made a bad
mess of the.Behring Sea trouble with
Great Britain. They have placed the
United States in a most undesirable
position where we shall either have
to right England or become the
laughing stock of the world. The
British minister has, it is said, in
formed Mr. Blaine confidentially that
his government will fire upon any
American vessel that attempts during
the coming sealing season to search
or siezo vessels engaged in sealing
in BehringSea under the British flag.
This information has, it is believed,
caused Mr. Harrison to delay sending
in to congress the correspondence be
tween Mr. Blaine and the .British
foreigh office, and his message of ex
planation, all of which was ready a
week ago. Mr Harrison is perfectly
willing that his administration
should be the cause of stirring the
anti-British feeling, but hesitates to
go to Congress for an appropriation of
money for a real war with England.
He fears that Congress might'
brush aside the administration theo
ries and authorize the arbitration
which it has refused. Certainly we
are not in any condition at
the present time to fight Great Brit
ain upon the water, where we would
have to fight, and the idea of an
American backdown is not a pleasant
one to contemplate. There may be
somo Congresrional music on this
subject a little later on.
It is generally conceded that the
joint resolution offered by Senator
Carlisle, authorizing the appointment
of three commissioners to act
with a like nutnbar appointed
by the Canadian government in in
vestigating the commerce of the two
countries and devising means to pro
mote and increase it, is a step in the
right direction, and yet Mr Carlisle
says lie is certain that republican
Senators will not allow it to be acted
upon. He says he intends offering it
again at the next session. 1
The republicans who have been
shoujing about the reciprocity treaty
which had been or would shortly
be negotiated with Mexico, were
either ignorant of the subject or else
were attempting intentionally to
fool the people. The Mexican min
ister hero says that no treaty has been
negotiated and none is lkely to be
negotiated at present, become his
country not grant concessions to an
administration that has lost no oppor
tunity to get the best of its weaker
Justice Brown, the successor of the
late Justice Miller, took his seat to
day. Among the audience assem
bled in the Supreme Court chamber
was Attorney General Miller, who
had himself looked with longing eyes
upon the vacant seat.
A Heavy Mortgage.
Kxoxville, Jan. 0. The East
Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Rail
road Company yesterday filed i
mortgage in this county given to the
Central Trust Company of New York
for $15,000,000. The deed recites
that the funds are to be used to build
extensions, branches, etc., nnd to
double-track the main line. It also
provides that the funds may be used
to retire the bonds issued in 1887
The bonds run fifty years and bear
per cent in gold. The mortgage is
on all property of the company.
-"Constant improvement" must
be the motto of Hood's Calendar, for
every year it seems handsomer than
the year before. The issue for '91
represents two boys and a girl play
ing musical Instruments, all brought
out in beautiful colors. The pad be
low is also in colors with the figures
clear and plain. Hood's Calendar is
so popular that the edition for '91 is
5,000,000 copies or nearly a million
more than ever before. Ask your
druggist for a copy or send 6 cents for
one, 10 cents for two to C. I. Hood fc
Ce., Lowell, Mass.
LIST OF LETTERS.
Rfniniuing in the I'ostofliee at MeMinn-
ville, Tenn., for the week ending Jan. 9,
which will be forwarded to the Dead Letter
office if not called for in 30 days.
Hohlen, Rev J T
McDaniel, Mrs V
Ry order of the P.
Thomas, E E
Wheeler, A I)
O. Department, One
Cent, must be collected on nil advertised
letters. Parties enlling for any of these let
ters will please say "Advertised."
Ed. J. Woop. P. M.
Immediate relief by using Preston's
A" - , .i'!. .!!'.; but the ona list fc:s!)v:i for
lis kA,'.ir..iii;iiy anodyne ami expectorant
qu-iluies is Ayer's t'herrylVetori I. For
nearly Imlf a century this pu-paratlon has
lit'i-i) In greater tlein tud limn any oilier rem
edy for colds, doiiis, Inuiirhlii.-i, uml pul
monary complaints in general.
' I sufi.-ied fur more than eight month
from a s-veiv cough accompanied with hem
orihni;'! of the lungs and the expectoration
of mailer. The physicians gave mo up, but
my lrui;ri.: prevailed on me to try
1 i'il s'i. ami soon began to Improve; my
luirjs tit::tc(l, tho conpli ceased, niul I lie
came stouter ami healthier than I have ever
been Before. I wolil.l suggest that the nanm
of Ayer's Cherry Pectoral be chanced to
Flixlr of I.lle, for It certainly saved my life."
F. J. Olldcn, Salto, I'.nenos Ayrcs.
"A few years ago I took a very bad cold,
which settled on my lungs. I hud night
sweats, a racking euugh, nnd great soreness.
My doctor's medicine did nic no pood. I
tried many remedies, but received no bene
fit; everybody despaired of my recovery.
was advised to tis" Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
and, as a last resort, did so. I'n.in the first
dose 1 obtained relief, and, after using tw
bottles of it, was completely restored tj
health." T. Adams, New Greta::, X. J.
1'pf's bheiry rectoral,
'.mri & CO., LowoU, Kaa.
t.''.t-. Pricejl; nix boitU, $3.
1 will pay a reward ot $150 for the arrest
and couviction of the party or parties who
in iz.ru me ruuruuu uepoi ill AlCMIOQ
ille on the night of Sunday, Jan. 4th, 1891.
D. B. CARSON, Agent.
The Tax Hook of the Corporation of Mc-
Minnville for the venr 1S!)0 lias been placed
n the hands of Mr. II. P. MAXWELL for
collection, and all rersons owinir corpora
tion taxes will pav same to him. All taxes
not paid before the 1st day of February be
come delinquent on that date, and subject
to additional costs.
W. S. LIVELY. Recorder.
117 HEX you go to
Nashville be sure to
call on GRAY THE HATTER and
MENS' FURNISHER, nnd buy jour Fall
Hat, Neckwear nnd Shirts, Socks, Gloves,
Suspenders, Underwear, and everything in
r me i urnishing Goods. We also keen au
elegant stock of carriage and bugcy Robes,
iu t n r and plush. 1 lie finest and largest
stock of Ladies' Furs in Nashville.
MR. A. M. ST. JOHN is still with us and
will be glad to see you and give you a heurty
welcome. Any oruprs sent linn will be
promptly filled. I ItAXK GRAY,
22G N. Cherry St., Xaslivillo,
JOHN T, WILSON & CO,, Prop's.
MONUMENTS MD BEADSTOIES
Stone 1 Cemetery Work,
Yard and Office on Spring Street,
1 1 Anamnhletof Information and ab-
1 Vvstmctof the laws, showing Uow to
V Harks, Copyrinnts, ent jtc.;
"VvxAddr MUNN A CO..
The linn ,.f .1. II t',nrl A Co., in the Saw
Mill business, has been dissolved by mutual
consent, Curl retiring. All persons indebt
ed to the firm are hereby notified to come
forward mid make settlement at once.
J. H. CURL & CO.
tf Mantles. fer)A
Wtkrtp in our yard ";Jf .ft
.. a large assortment ,J 3
. of Finished L j j J?4'j;yk
Marble and Granite F !liJrjjLr