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SOUTHERN STANDARD-MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, JAN. 24, ,801
Wny Picnics are eo Called.
Everybody knows what a ic nic
is, liut must folks would find it hard
to Buy how it not that name, and yet
it is simple vnoufih when you come
to learn it. When a pie-nie was
being arranged for, tlu custom orig
inally was that those who intended
to be pi esent should supply the eat
ables and drinkables. A jist of those
necessaries having been drawn up,
it was passed round, and each person
picked out the articles of food or
drink that he or she was willing to
furnish, and the name of the arti
cle was nicked, or ticked oft" on the
list. The open air entertainment
thus became known as a "pick and
nick." The custom is said to date
from 1802, so that the pie-nic is whol
ly an Institution of the Yiineteenth
century. As started, it must have
strongly resembled what is now call
ed a "surprise party."
Happy II Hosiers.
Win. T imtnons, Postmaster of Ida
ville, Ind., writes: "Electric Bitters
has (lone more for me than all other
medicines combined, for that bad
feeling arising from Kidney and
Liver trouble." John Leslie, farmer
and stockman, of same place, says:
"Find Electric Bitters to be the best
Kidney and Liver medicine, made
me feel like a new man." J. W.
Gardner, hardware merchant, same
town, says: "Electric Bitters is just
the thing for n man who is all run
down and don't care whether he
lives or dies: he found new strength,
good appetite and felt just like he
had a new lease on life. Only 50
cents a bottle, at Ilitchev & Bostick's
Drug Store. . 2
THE HEIGHT OF COURTESY.
A Tiny Steam Engine.
The smallest steam engine ever
built, says the Railway Agy was
made by I). A. Buck, of Waterbury,
Conu. The engine, boiler, governor
and pumps all stand on a space 7-1G
of an inch square and about 5 of an
inch high. The engine has 148 dis
tinct parts, held together by fifty-two
screws. Three drops of water till the
boiler to overflowing. The diameter
of the cylinder is 1-20 of an inch, the
length of the stroke 3-32 of an inch
The whole engine weighs but three
grains, not including the base plate
The legend of the mistletoe is an i
inheritance from the religion of the
Druids. The cathedral arches under1
which the Celts worshipped were the '
spreading branch of the oak, the roof
a dense foliage of greenery, and the
mistletoe, the mystical parasite of
the tree, was a symbol full of mean
ing, for it was believed to renew its
life by some ageift-y differing from
thut which propagated all other
plants and to exist by a divine pow
er. Here, under the oak, the favor-
to tree of the Celtic sun-god, at the
period of tho winter-solstice, priests
nd people sacrificed white bulls and
mman victims. The mistletoe was
athered and dispensed in small
sprays, to be hung by the worship
pers over their doors as amulets
against evil and propitiation to the
Oh, What A Cou3h.
Will you heed the warning. The
signal perhaps of the sureappioach of
that mo e terrible disease, Consump
tion, Ask yourselves if you can at-
ford for the sake of saving 50 cents,
to run the risk and do nothing for it.
V e know from experience that fchi
olfs Cure will Cure your Lougir it
never fails. This explains why more
than a Million Bottles were sold the
past year. It relieves Croup, and
Whooping Couga at once. Motheis
do not be without it. For Lame
Back, Side or Chest, use Shiloh's Po
rus Plaster. Sold by W. II Flem-
If a man should think twice before
le speaks, how long should Jie think
before he writes? The Nashville
Christian Advocate very well says:
"High-tempered people ought to
be very careful what they write.
Even a spoken word may be produc
tive of great mischief. Still it dies
away upon the air, and is likely to
be forgotten. The written sentehce
survives; and comes to have an uglier
look as the circumstances connected
with its original utterance are forgot
ten. Politicians understand this, and
are not slow to make use of an oppo
nent's record.' "
Ritchey & Bostick, druggists, de
sire to inform the public that they
are agents for the most successfu
preparation that lias yet been pro
duced for coughs, colds and croup. It
will loosen and relieve a severe colci
in less lime than any other treat
ment. The article reterreu to is
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
It is a medicine that nas won
fame and popularity on its merits
and one that can always be depended
upbn. It is the only known remedy
that will prevent croup. It must be
tried to be appreciated. It is put u
in 50 cent and $1 bottles.
Tried and True
Is the positive verdict of the people
who take Hood's Sarsaparilla. When
used according to directions the good
effects of this excellent medicine are
soon felt in nrrve strength restored,
that tired feeling driven off, a good
appetite created, headache and dys
pepsia relieved, scrofula cured and all
the bad effects of impure blood over
come. For ii good blood purifier,
take Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Mrs. Michael Curtain, Plainfield,
111., makes the statement that she
caught cold, which settled on her
lungs; she was treated for. a month
by her. family physician, but grew
worse. He told her she was a hope
less victim of consumption and that
no iLodicioc could cure her. Her
druggist suggested Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption; she
bought a bottle and to her delight
found herself benefited from first
dose.- She continued its use a"nd after
taking ten bottles,found herself sound
and well, now does her own house
work and is as well as she ever was.
Free trial bottles of this Great Dis
covery at Ritchey & Bostick's Drug
Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint.
Is it not worth the small price ol 75
cents to free yourself of every symp
torn of these distressing complaints.
If you think so call at our store and
getabotileof Shiloh's Vitalizer.
Every bottle has a printed guarantee
on it. Use accordingly, and if it does
you no good it will cost you nothing.
Sold by W. II. Fleming. 5
"It is not intellectual work that
injures the brain," says the London
Hospital, "but emotional excitement.
Most men can stand the severest
thought and study of. which their
brains are capable, and be none the
worse for it, for neither thought nor
study interferes with the recupera
tive influence of sleep. It is ambi
tion, anxiety, and disappointment,
the hopes and fears, the loves and
lates of our lives, that wear out our
nervous system and endanger the
balance of the brain."
The English crown is made up of
diamonds, rubies, sapphires, pearls
and emeralds, set in silver and gold
bands. It weighs 39 ounces and
five pennyweights, troy; in it there
are 6Aaz diamonds, zl.i pearls, nine
rubies, 17 sapphires and 11 emeralds.
Mr. William T. Price, a Justice of
the Peace, at Richland, Nebraska,
was confined to his bed last winter
with a severe attack of lumbago; but
a thorough application of Chamber
Iain's Pain Balm enabled him to get
up and go to work. Mr. Price says
"The Remedy cannot be recommen
ded too highly." Let any one
troubled with rheumatism, neural
gia or lame duck give it a trial and
they will be of the same opinion. 50
cent bottles for sale by Ritchey
Sure cure -Preston's "Iled-Ake.'
Bncklco'g Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
llheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chan
ped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures
rues, or no pay required, it is
guaranteed to give satisfaction, or
money reefunded. Price 2o cents per
box. . For sale by Ritchey & Bostick.
The bridge on the Southern Pacific
railroad across the Pecos river will,
it is said, be the highest in the Unit
ed States, the central span to be 37)
feet above the water. The entire
length of the bridge, from cliff to
cliff, will be 1,200 feet.
To Xen ons Debilitated Men.
If you will send us your address-
we will man you our illustrated pam,
phlet explaing all about Dr. Dve's
eieorated Electro-voltaic Belt and
Appliances, and their charminc ef
fects upon the nervous debilited sys
tem, and how they will quickly re
store you to vigor, and manhood
Pamphlet free If you aro thus af
fiicted, we will send you a Belt art!
Appliances on a trial
Voltaic Belt Co.,
A. I'alr of Did I.aillrn C'ompur Agon on ft
A street car incident seems to illus
trate the unconsciousness of apparent
age. An old lady on entering a crowded
car caught tho strap.and by chance took
her stand directly in front of a lady pas
senger apparently as old as lieraolf.
The possessor of the seat was up in ft
"Have my seat, madam," she exclaim
ed, with audible courtesy. "You are
older than I am."
"Older than you!" retorted the othor,
"I beg ft thousand pardons for contra
dicting my elder, but indeed, madam,
you are mistaken. Keep your teat."
"liut 1 am sure you are older than I.
"And I am equally sure that I am not
Will you be good enough to resume your
"Not while an older woman stands."
The situation was growing interest
ing; but though all smiled, noone seem
ed moved to relievo matters by offering
ft second seat
Both old persons wore pretty well
warmed up by this time. First one
sniffed, and thon the other, as old
ladles sometimes will when sorely
The vacant seat was still before them.
Finally, an overture of peace came
from the owner of the seat, the last
"I don't want to be disagreeable, mad
am, and if I'm older than you I'll sit
down. Lot's tell our aces, and the older
The aggrieved woman did not rolish
this much, but the pressure of an audi
ence forbado a retreat.
"Well, madam," she replied, forcing
the semblance of n smile, "I shall bo
most happy. Will you announce your
age? Then I shall take pleasure in tell
"I was born in March, 1817. And
"What, March, 1817. Good heavens!
So was L And what day did you arrive,
"Tho 7th. And you?" Thero wero
bright red spots on the cheeks of both
old ladies now.
"I havo nothing more to say," was
the reply; "my birthday is tho 6th. Iam
much obliged for the seat"
And with admirable dignity she sat
down amid considerable laughter.
Knrw What lie Wanted.
Customer I want some kind of a door
spring, one that won't got out of or
der. Hardware Dealer A door spring?
Customer Yes, andono that won't re
quire the strength of an elephant to
Customer And yet it must be strong
enough to bring tho door all the way to,
and not leave it swinging open a couple
Dealer I see.
Customer And whon the door closes
I don't want it to ram shut like a cata
pult, with a jar that shakes the house
from its foundations.
Dealer Yes; you want one that will
bring the door all the way to, and yet do
Customer That's the idea. But I
don't want any complicated arrange
ment that requires ft skilled mechanic to
attend to it
Dealer No, of courso not; you want
something simple, yet strong and effective.
Customer That's the talk; something
that can be put on or taken oil easily;
something that will do Its work quietly
yet thoroughly, and won't bo eternally
getting out of order.
Dealer I tee. I know exactly what
you waht, sir, just exactly.
Customer w ell, show me one.
Dealer We don't keep door springs.
N. Y. Weekly.
The great dynamite guns have rev
olutionized warfare, and Ganter's
magic chicken cholera cure has stop
ped the ravages of cholera among the
poultry. Sold and guaranteed by
Chamberlain's Eye and Skin
A certain euro for Chronic Soro Eyes,
Tetter, Salt Rheum, Scald Head, Old
Chronic Sores, Fever Sores, Eczema,
Itch, Prairio Scratches, Sore Nipples
andPilea. It is cooling and soothing.
Hundreds of cases havo been cured by
it after all other treatment had failed.
It is put up in 25 and 50 cent boxes.
Forsale by Ritchey & Bostick.
Immediate relief by using Preston's
The Axiom Hold flood.
Four or five of us bought tickets at
Louisville for Nashvillo, recently re
marked a traveler, and as we walked
about, waiting for train time, a young
man about twenty-four years of age,
who was traveling for a Richmond
house, broke into ft chuckle and asked:
"Do you fellows believe that honesty
is the best policy?"
"Certainly," we' replied in chorus.
"So do I on certain occasions. This
isn't one of the occasions, however."
We asked him to explain, but he told
us to wait till we wero off. Whon that
time camo ho said:
"The ticket agent made a mistake of
just $4 in my caso, and I think it is all
right to beat him. The agent in Cin
cinnati onco beat me out of 5, so I am
As ho explained the case he pulled
out a wad of bills and counted them,
and all of a sudden he .turned pale,
jumped to his feet and gasped:
"Great heavons! but I'm left!"
"Why, I gave him a twenty instead of
a ton, and instead of me beating him
out of 84, he's knocked mo out of $31
Some body bold me, before I break
loose and do awful damage?"
Non.Compreliemlon of a Word.
The' Head-waiter Isn' yo' gwine t'
tip me, sah?
Mr. Hayborn Lord, no! I won't touch
yer. You ain' t been very 'tentivo, but I
don't lay it up agin ycr 'nough t' lay
hands on yer. Judge.
A Itoad to Fortune.
Hollow Hankins (the tramp) Can't
vou holp mo a little. Boss? I hain't had
nothin' to oat, for three days.
Mr. Kiidx Iiy ilon t yon got an en-
irajreinent. lo i:.st in a dime-museum?
When a man is first married, his
bachelor friends wonder if he feels as
happy as he looks. When he has
been married twenty years he won
der himself if he looks as unhappy as
Slbscribe for the .staxdahd. $1.
BELOW THE SURFACE.
Great Caverns In the Earth From Whlcb
Hot Itlveri May Flow.
Has it over occurred to the reader
that tho earth is not "solid," as wecom
monly say, but "honeycombed" with
enormous cavities, or caverns, of all di
mensions? If so, why should theso
caverns not bo numerous everywhere in
the crust of tho earth, some easily dis
covered, as the Great Mammoth e of
Kentucky, and othors never yet soon by
mortal eye? These huge cavities,
originally formed whon those portions
of.tbe earth's crust were in a melted
state, and results of the unequal cooling
of different materials of the composi
tion and of other causes, if so situated
may form the basis of very interesting
theories. For instance, they may be
genorally filled with wator, and there
may exist great underground inland
The source of the Gulf Stream has al
ways been a disputed question. This
great body of warm water is nothing
more nor loss than a stream or river in
the ocean, flowing through the colder
wator. It was formerly thought that
this stream was formed in the equato
rial regions, where tho surface water of
tho ocean was heated by the sun, and
then bogan to flow northward. But of
late a theory has been advanced that
this stream, which is just as
well defined off the Florida coast
as off tho Grand Banks, is ft stream of
hot water which lssuos from an or
ifice at the bottom of the sea somo-
whoro among the Florida roofs. Recent
ly the hydrographic office of tho Navy
Department has boen endeavoring to de
termine if it is so, and efforts have been
made to find this orifice by the use of the
sounding line. But if a stream of hot
water of the proportions of tho gulf
stream does issue from an orifice in the
bed of the sea, then what a mighty boil
er thero must be somewhere in the bow
els of tho earth, and wherever these
enormous fires burn through the rocky
walls of tho boiler, and the water rush
ing in is instantly convorted into steam,
no wonderitexplosions ensue thatcause
tho ovorlying waters and tho earth's
crust to vibrate in great waves, which
we call earthquakes. Very probably
this is the case, for abundant evidence
of theso explosions caused by the con
tact of fire and water when the earth's
crust was first commencing to form is
everywhere apparent, only tho effect of
atmospheric changes has covered the
hardness of the face of the earth with ft
kindly soil, and vegetation has clothed
this soil with tho smile of life. But
wherever the mountains aro wo seo tho
evidences of theso steam explosions.
There is one great rock in tho Yosom
ito Valley, several thousands of foet
high, standing alone, from which some
great convulsion of nature has split off
a hugh fragment and hurled it no one
knows whither. But in the courso of
time the earth's crust has grown thick
er, and we at present know little of
these subterranean explosions, except
when tho solid earth trembles in an
earthquake. Or, perhaps, it is the
formation of steam that raises tho lava
to tho mouth of the volcano and forces
it out upon the plain, until another wall
"has been built between the fire and the
water in the depths of tho earth. Then,
too, the hot springs may show tho ex
istence of the suhterranooua waters.
There are numerous other peculiar
circumstances which seem to be ex
plained by this theory. For instance, it
is said that a great storm on tho Atlantic
coast of the United States is accompani
ed by action of the geysers of tho Yel
lowstone Valley, and this might be ex
plained it it could be proved that ft sub
terraneous water way from ocean to
springs existed. It may be that this
sub-water protects the surface of the
earth from a great heat However, if
the earth be not "solid," as we generally
suppose, but permeated with seas, chan
nels and passageways of various kinds,
it gives a reasonablo basis for some of
Jules Verno's stories, and probably ex
plains many occurrences that at present
aro only mysterios. It remains for the
future submarine vessel to solvo this
problem. Boston Journal.
Tims Tabic M
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4 02 urn.
4 10 am.
4 35 ii in.
5 05 n in,
5 '.'5 am.
5 45 am
6 05 am.
6 30 am.
7 20 am.
5 30 am.
6 30 am.
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7 25 am.
7 50 am.
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8 50 am.
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10 25 am.
A Lunatic' Wonderful Faculty.
A patient formerly confined in the
hospital for tho insano in this city
seemed fond of reading, and in taking
up a newspaper it was noticed that he
would road aloul without hesitation,
whether tho paper was sidewiso or bot
tom side up. As a further tost of his
powors ono of the attendants hold a
newspaper spread out before him, keep
ing it continually turning around; still,
with wonderful ease, the lunatic contin
ued to read uninterruptedly. To test
him still further a roel was procured
and tho paper spread but and attached
to the arms, the wholo then placed bo
fore the pationt No matter how fast
the reel was turned tho wonderful crea
ture would read article after article
aloud without seeming to bo disturbed
in tho least. Wo havo never heard
whether the singular phenomenon was
continued, or even whether tho patient
is still living or not Hartford Post.
goino south. .
bv. Sparta '.0 50 am.
l'ovle 11 '20 am.
Holders 11 45 mil.
Walling 11 55 urn.
Rock Island 12 05 pin.
Rowland 12 45 put.
McMinnville 1 15 pin.
Smartt 1 45 pm.
" Morrison 2 10 pin.
" Suuimitville 2 33 pin.
" Manchester 3 15 ,in,
kr. Tulluhoma 4 15 nu.
by. Tulluhoma 10 00 am.
" Manchester 10 45 am.
" Summitville 11 15 am.
Morrison 11 35 urn.
" Smart! 1 1 55 am.
" McMinnville 12 15 pm.
" Rowland 12 45 pm.
" Ruck Island 1 05 pm.
. Walling 1 13 pm.
" Holder 1 21 pm.
" Doyle 1 40 pm.
Ar. Sparta 2 05 pm.
Pafcsguper trains pass Tullahoinu going
outh 9 53 a ru, 10 24 p ra and 5 55 p m ; go
log north, 4 32 p in, 2 58 a m, 7 32 a ui.
Tullahoma to McMinnville Arrives 12:10 p.
m.: leaves 5:20 ft. m,, daily except Sundays.
McMinnville to Sparta Arrives 5:30 a.m.;
leaves 12:00 p.m.; daily except Sundays.
Through mail to and from beyond Tulla
noma, arrives 8.00 a. iu., leaves, 12.00 in.
Beersheba Springs Arrives 6:30 p.m.;
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays ; leaves
6:00,a. in., same days.
SmithvUle (route No. 19355) arrives 12:00
m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays ;
leaves 1:00 p.m., same days.
Woodbury Arrives 12 m., Wednesdays
and Saturdays; leaves 1:00p.m., same days.
Horse Shoe Falls Arrives 12:00 m., Wed
nesdays and Fridays; leaves 2:00 p.m.,
same a ays.
Methodist Rev. J. T. Curry,
pastor ; services every Sunday morning and
night. Sunday-school at 9i a. M. Prayer
meeting Wednesday night.
Christian Service every Sunday. Pray ei
meeting Wednesday night.
Presbyterian Utv. J. D. Murray, pastor.
Preaching every Sunday morning and night;
prayer meeting every Wednesday night.
Sunday-school every Sunday morning at 9
Cumberland Presbyteriau Rev. G. T.
Stainback pastorjserviccsevery Sunday and
at night; prayermeeting Wednesday night.
Sunday-school 9:30 a. m.
Baptist Dr. A. 1). Phillips, pastor.
Preaching every Sundny morning and
night. Prayer meeting every Wednesday
night. Sunday school 9:30 a. m.
CHANCERY Sits 4th Monday in May and
November; W. S. Bearden, Chancellor;
J. C. Biles, Clerk.
CIRCUIT Sits 2d Monday in January,
May, and September; M.D. Smallman,
Judge; W. V. Whitson, Attornev-General;
I. W. Smith, ClerK.
COUNTY Sits by quorum 1st Monday in
everv mouth; full court every quarter:
F. M. Womaek, Esq., Chairman; A. R.
OTHER COUNTY OFFICIALS I. 1
Rhejy, Sheriff; W. W. Mnllicin. Regi
ter; Win. G. Etler, Trustee and Tax Col
lector; John F. St. John, Tax Assessser;
O. F. Hrnster, Ranger; I. L. Rlieay,
lailer; W. N. Mitehell.CountySuperintend
entof Public Instruction.
VfUNICIPAI. OFFICERS Mayor. D. B.
lVJL Carson; Aldermen, W. S. Lively, W.
II. Sagar, W. C. Arledee, G. W. Hoodenpyl,
John B. Biles, A. II. Faulkner. Street
Committee, G. W. Hoodcnpvl, W. H. Sagar,
J. B. Biles.
. M. arren No. 125 1st Thursday
ight in everv month, in their hallover
the court room. J. G. McGinns, W. M.
ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER 3r Thurday
nightin everv month.
W. W. Fairiiasks, II. P. I'
10. O. F. McMinnville, No. 146; every
. Tuesday night, in their hall over Wern
icke!: Colville's store.
II PattekhoN, N. G-
L P, 'Uifrsrot, S:'".etaiy.
Rebekah Degree, meets First Thursday
night in each month.
Mbs. W. S. Livr.LY, N. G.
Mrs. J. H. Shkrrill, Secretary.
It sometimes happens that a me
chanic will fool around fifteen or twenty
minutes trying to find out the number
of threads per inch in the stud-holo in
some obscure corner of an engine or oth
er machinery. About tho be9t way out
of the difficulty is to whittle a soft pine
plug and screw it into tho hole. When
removed tho threads can be counted
easily and measured, also a very good
approximation iu size of the holo can be
The world-wide reputation o
Ayer's Uair Vigor, is due to its heal
thy action on the hair and scalp
This incomparable preparation n
stores the orL'inul color to pray -n
faded hair, and Imparts the gloss and
freshness so much desired by all
classes of people.
KNIGHTS OF HONOR-Mountain City,
No. 140; meets in Masonic hall 2d and
4th Monday nightsin every month.
Thos. Black. ttep. . . utuiTAiN.D.
I7NIGHTS AND LADY'S HONOR 2nd
IV and 4thThnrsday nights in every month
S. T. Livuly, P.
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