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SOUTHERN STANDARD-MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE.SATURDAY, MBR. 7, 189I.
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It ijkgins to look now like Gen.
Palmer will be defeated for U. S.
Senator in Illinois. All of the Re
publican members except five have
been whipped into line for Streeter,
the F. M. 15. A. candidate, and the
State Republican Executive Commit
tee having virtually endorsed him,
it is thought the recalcitrant five will
Boon be brought around.
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county will confer a favor by furnishing us
with such as soon after their occurence as
The General Assembly has repeal
ed the Lea election law.
Under the game laws of Tennes
see the quail shooting season closed
Nashville is to have anew week
ly paper soon to be devoted to real
McMinnville wants the penitentia
ry and held a public meeting last
week, offering ground free on which
to locate it. In the meantime Sparta
continues to do nothing with a rush.
The thing for Sparta, White coun
ty, and all other adjoining counties
to Warren, to do, is to aid the move
ment for removal of the penitentiary
to McMinnville. It's location here
will be of material benefit to all of
our sister counties.
free coinage act for pouring the silver
into the pockets of the poorer classes
without its equivalent in labor or
some product of labor being given in
return. We fail to see how free coin
age of silver would lessen the number
of tramps, prevent strikes, or increase
the price of live stock. Twenty-five
and thirty years ago lots of things
were very different from what they
are now. Along in those days mon
ey of one kind was particularly ga
lore, and the following lines, which
were printed on the banks of a good
many of the bills, tell a pathetic
story of their value :
The usual vote of thanks to the
Speaker of the House was passed in
Congress Wednesday by a strict party
vote, 1GG yeas to 152 nays. The Dem
ocrats could not stultify themselves
bv voting for a resolution which
thanked Iteed for "the able, impar
tial and dignified manner in which
he had presided." It was perhaps
the first instance in the history of the
government when the speaker failed
to receive the courtesy or an unani
mous vote of thanks.
A dill appropriating $;lo,000 for a
public building at Clarksville was
passed and signed by the President
before Congress expired.
Mu. i. W. Allen, Comptroller,
has our thanks for a copy of his bi
onnial report, which is replete with
many interesting facts and figures.
Mi;. J. N. Huston has resigned
his position as Treasurer of the Unit
ed States, and it is said Mr. J. A.
Lemcke, ex-State Treasurer of In
diana, will be his successor.
The State Senate on Thursday
passed a bill providing' for a State
Labor Commissioner, at a salary of
$1,500 per annum, the total expenses
of the bureau not to exceed $4,000 per
Keed's Congress expired in peace
at noon Wednesday, but no one can
ever know the agony which wrung
the hearts of the many g. o. p. patri
ots who bade farewell forever to con
gressional halls on that day.
Hon. Georgk Hearst, U. S. Sen
ator from California, died in Wash
ington last .Saturday nignt alter a
long illness. lie was a Democrat, and
his term would have expired in 1893.
The Legislature of California being
now Republican, that party will gain
a Senator in Mr. Hearst's successor.
According to the provisions of the
direct tax bill, which was signed by
the President, nearly four hundred
thousand dollars will be turned over
to the State authorities of Tennessee,
to be by them refunded to citizens by
whom it was paid. Six years are al
lowed in which to adjust the claims.
All sums not refunded in that time
are to be turned into the genera
State funds. A majority of the peo
ple who paid this tax are probably
dead, but in many eases it can be re
funded to their children or heirs, but
no doubt Tennessee will have a very
neat little sum left, which can be
utilized to jrood advantage in the
road would have had to pay. Is this
justice? No Commission for me.
Editorial item second, warns our
Legislature to "hold up with appro
propriations for exhibits at the
World's Fair until after the 4th of
in honest and, I firmly believe he
would suffer defeat for the Presidency
a thousand times before he would sac
rifice an iota of principle. If human
prayer could avail I would say: God
give us Grover Cleveland for Presl-
March," because, you feared the Force dent again of the United States ! and
Rill was not buried beyond hope of he will be mark the urediHlnn.
resurrection. In this you were right,
and to my own memory came the
Latin proverb, Latet unguis in herba.
Lditorial item third, suggesting
that if the penitentiary must be re
moved, it should be divided unci a
But, I am prolix, and will beg your
purdon. You may hear from me
again, especially as to our trip up the
Cumberland, when the Hon. Renton
McMillin was our guest. I want to
recall some things that passed, to
prison built in each grand division of show how parties have changed, and
the State, as the couvlcts could be how the Democratic nartv has hp-
I J m.v. "
"Representing notliinuon God's earth now. handled to better advantage in three come, virtually, the old Whig party,
separate prisons than in one, and in with very slight difference. You see,
case of an attempt to work convicts Mr. McMillin is a great Democrat,
on public roads, the three prisons and his efforts in behalf of the upper
And naught in the waters below it.
As a pledge of the nation that's dead
Keep it. dear friend, and show it.
"Too poor to possess the precious ore.
And too much of n stranger to borrow.
We issued today our promise to pay,
And hoped to redeem on the morrow.
"The days rolled on and weeks became
Rut our coffers were empty still;
Coin was so rare that our Treasury quaked
If a dollar should drop in the tile.
"We knew it had hardly a value in gold,
Yet as gold our soldiers received it:
It gazed in our eyeswith a promise to pay.
And each patriot soldier believed it.
"Keep it, for it tells our story all o'er.
From t lie birth of its dream to the last,
Modest, and born of the Angel Hope,
Like the hope of success-it 'passed.' "
col. w. jTslatter.
Mk, Walter Cain, "The Gossip-
per," for several years connected
with the editorial staff of the Nash
ville American, has taken editorial
charge of the Evening Herald of that
city. Heisailuent writer, though
somewhat given to prolixity. The
Herald will gain notably in'spiceand
interest under his management.
Gov. RiviiANAx sent his first veto
message to the General Assembly
last haturuay. me uovernor very
properly declined to approve a meas'
ure to refund to Henderson county
the State taxes collected from the
Midland Railroad in that county, to
enable the county to pay the interest
on the bonds it subscribed to the
Every member of the Tennessee
Press Association will heartily con
gratulate the whole-souled, genial
Hermann A. Hasslock on his good
luck in securing the appointment of
Surveyor of Custom3 of the port of
Nashville. Hasslock is a good Re
publican, but he has so many Demo
cratic friends, and is himself so much
attached to them that he has never
been drawn off to the offensive parti
san element of his party.
There is a vast difference between
labor and laziness, and any newspa
per should have a more exalted opin
ion of laborers than to try to thrust
the odium in which lazy idlers are
held uik)ii their shoulders. Labor is
honorable, and the truest noblemen
of earth are the laborers. Labor cn
ates capital, and produces everything
we eat, wear, and enjoy in this life;
but laziness creates nothing, produces
nothing, "represents nothing else on
God's, green earth but la.ine.-
Everybody lienors labor; nobody
A man's indebtedness is no eriteri
on by which to judge his financial
ability, so long as he keeps his credit
unimpaired. The public debt of
France is nearly double that of any
other nation on the globe, due largely
to a disastrous war not many years
back, yet a few weeks ago when the
great London banking firm of Bar
ring Bros become embarrassed, and
the whole world trembled on the
verge of a great panic, France was
able to come to their relief with some
thing like two hundred million dol
lars of gold. A man may owe a
million dollars and yet be a better
financeer than another who owes
only ten cents.
It gives us much pleasure to print
in this issue an article from Col. W.
J. Slatter, for many years the editor
of the Winchester Homo Journal,
whose warm friendship the editor of
the Standard values very highly
His words of praise are all the more
encouraging because we know they
are sincere, and he will pardon us for
quoting further from his letter to us
accompanying his article, the follow
"I beg you to stand firm on these
points, politically and socially ride
1. Free Trade, and buy where you
can buy the cheapest, and sell where
you can get the most.
2. No disturbance of a solid curren
cyno ureenrjaekism in disguise.
3. No Sub-treasury Quixotism no
alliances no secret political concerns.
4. HONESTY IN ALL THINGS.
This is Democracy pure and unde-
filed before the Lord,and the only po
uticai ism that deserves or will ever
demand continual success. The mo
ment Democracy departs from honesty
that moment she imperils success
Most hearts are pure while temptation
is away ; but this "irridescent" hope
of some politicians as to the future of
the Silver Bill, or, indiscriminate
coinago of the stuff, has made them
very pure in their own opinion, and
all for the relief of the dear people
They are very wise in ignorance, and
glow with benevolence when there
is nothing to be given. They only
see far enough to sec the boot they
think is the one for them. But Gro
ver Cleveland is far ahead. He is the
grandest character that has come up
on our political stage since the day of
Washington, and combines in himself
all the elements that would redounc
to the glory of our whole country i
appreciated and acted upon."
Ik all the silver in the worli
should be coined into money by the
United States mints, the poorer
classes, as well as all other classes
would have to cam every dollar they
got of it. We don't believe there
was any provision in the proposed
He Frowns on the Free Coinage Craze,
and Thinks Cleveland the Greatest
Democrat in the Land.
Encouraging Words for the Standard
from this Popular Old Journalist.
Winchester, Tenn., Feb. 27, '91
Editor Southern Standard It
is sweet to be appreciated and some
times praised. "Encouragement gives
vigor to exertion." When I essayed
more than thirty years ago to edit
the Home Journal at Winchester, I
was not made unduly vain over the
complimentary notices of my youth
ful efforts, but I was encouraged. I
was in my salad state, and the kind
words of a host of patrons were the
fertilizers of my humble ambition to
print a neat paper typographically,
and a neat one in sentiment and in
And now, in the "sere and yellow
leaf" of my life I wish to praise you
for your management of the Stan
dard that is, for your sound appre
hension of things political, things
moral, things progressive; and this I
do after carefully reading your paper
for some years. Necessarily your
editorials must be short, but you give
us in those terse editorials the animus
of your mind, and we know whereto
place you. There is no wiring in and
wiring out to leave us in doubt; no
chameleon-like efforts to drift with
popular expression, pro tempore, for
Reing, yourself, a country editor
and, I believe, a practical printer,
you win unaerstanu me when l say
that your editorials must, of necessi
ty, be brief and to the point. This
was quite noticeable in your issue of
the 14th of February. In one editor!
al item you spoke of the remarkable
unanimity of opinion, so far as the
ress was concerned, against the crea
tion of another Railroad Commission.
I am glad to see the press opposed to
another Commission. It does appear
that there are a lot of fools in every
Legislature who can find no way of
making themselves conspicuous ex
cept by voting to oppress railroads.
And yet, most inconsistently, poor
fools ! they say they want to see the
latent wealth of our State developed !
They claim to be 18-carat Democrats,
but they are not marching in line
with progress. They do not seem to
know that a few years back the State
of Tennessee, by act of her Legist
ture, gave $10,000.00 for every mile of
railroad that was graded. We want
ed railroads then, but now, is it fair,
is it just, that we legislate to oppress
the very enterprise we then thought
so essential to our prosperity, and the
encouragement of which has made
our State so prosperous? Suppose
some of the officers of the roads have
made much money has the State not
made more? I tell you, Mr. Reams,
we do not need a Commiasion, but
more railroads, and they allowed to at
tend a tittle more to their own business.
Why, sir, the prejudice against rail
roads forms the basis of all the sense
some of our legislators have. Hence
it is that we find our courts awarding
great damages where none are de
served. I read the other day of
$10,.r(M).tti) damages awarded Mrs,
Mary Kirch nor in Lomax, Ohio, be
cause the whistle- was iiiown at a
crossing and made her. horse run
would facilitate the plan. This is a
Editorial item fourth, in regard to
the maudlin sympathy for Judae
Warder, of Chattanooga, was well ex
pressed when you said :
He has been guilty of the double
crime of drunkenness and murder,
and deserves no more consideration
than the poorest man in the state
would have under similar circum
stances. There are scores of crimin
als in our state prisons who are faring
no better than Judge Warder, many
of them probably not as well."
Editorial item fifth, in regard to es
tablishing the lease system as to con
victs so that their labor may not
copfiict with honest labor. You say
that the management of fifteen hun
dred convicts is a "creat big prob
lem." Yes, and until the lease sys
tem was adopted the State of Tennes
see was taxed terribly for their sup
port, whereas, under the lease system
the State has made money wherehy
and wherewith to reduce taxes upon
honest labor. And yet, political
ollice-seekers still inveigh against
convict labor under the lease plan.
But, as you say, let them first devise
aome better plan.
But the best of all your late senten
tious editorials better even than
your opposition to that monstrous
farce called sub-treasury bill is this
craze for which there are many run
mad. It is called
away, and she was thrown out and
made a cripple for life. But, if the
engineer had not blow the whistle he
would have violated the law and the
the .silver rill.
It is a fortunate thing, as you say,
for the Democratic party and for the
country that they are finding out
what it means, in time to prevent a
calamity. You have told, in your pa
per what it means, and I earnestly
pray that all Democratic newspapers
will take a wise view, as you have
done. In fact, the words of Congress
man Harter, of Ohio, ought to be
printed on silk and sent "galore"
over the country, for I tell you, as an
humble private Democrat, that if the
Democratic party espouses the unre
stricted coinage of silver in its next
platform it will be the death-knell of
the party. Already the party has
forsaken its old issues and absorbed
the Whig ideas of Internal Improve
ments by the General Government,
and Banking, and aid to many things
which the old Democrats never
would countenance, and now, to em
brace greenbackism in disguise ; to
unsettle the currency by making fiat
money of 80 cts for one dollar, in or
der to please the silver miners of the
West it would be political suicide.
And it irks me to see that brilliant,
that splendid editor, Carmack, of the
American, who writes like one who
had lived in the days of Washington,
Jefferson, et id, etc., it ircs me to see
this, his only, mistake in that he
sees success for Democracy by dis
agreeing with Cleveland upon the
Silver Bill. I tell you now, that
when the Silver Bill is passed you
may hang crape upon the Treasury
Building in Washington and bid fare
well to Democracy that is, if such a
bill should be endorsed in the next
National Democratic platform. But
it surely will not be. It is no test of
Democracy, and a grand mind must
stop aghast at the marvellous and
quick audacity, born of ignorance,
which would essay to read Grover
Cleveland out of the Democratic party!
There is no grander Democrat in the
United States this day than Grover
Cleveland. His only fault if a fault
it be is, that he foresees for his party,
and rather than commit his party to
an error would sacrifice himself, and,
like the celebrated patriot of Ireland,
leave his history to coming genera
tions. He is a great man. This is
what Gov. Jas. D. Porter said to
me about him. He is honest. He
is like the ocean always great, even
when he ebbs and retires. And I
venture the assertion that'before the
meeting of the next Natioual Demo
cratic Convention the party will
be unanimous for Grover Cleve
land. He is a born statesman, sees
ahead of his party, and he never lets
his pen gratify the prejudices of party
or vanities and subterfuges of particu
lar men. He is pure, whether temp
tation is away orat hand in brief, he
Cumberland, to get appropriations for
it, whereby lands along its banks
would be enhanced from ten cents to
fifty dollars per acre, are worthy.
But I want to know if this Whig
doctrine should not be good for us
who live in the mountains, and why
the General Government has not the
same right to build railroads and
turnpikes to develop our mountain
lands as it has to lock and dam rivers
and send up in value the lands con
tiguous. In fact, I think I will write
an open letter on this point to all our
Whig (now called Democratic) rep
resentatives. But, Whig or Demo
crat, they beat Reed, McKinley, In
galls, Evarts, "c id omne genus."
Excuse your friend,
W. J. Slatter.
Dibrell, March 5, 1891. Another
cold wave. Some of the advanced
spots of wheat a little frost bitten, but
perhaps not seriously damaged.
Mrs. G. W. Womack, who went to
Mississippi on a visit to loved ones
and youthful acquaintances, is ex
pected home in a few days, and anx
iously looked lor by the little ones at
Lvi Wilson went to Lebanon anil
Nashville last week, and arrived at
home the first of this week.
The Demorest contest will come off
at the College Tuesday night, March
1 1th, at G::() o'clock, with musical en
tertainment. A cordial invitation
given to all.
George Potter was here a day or .
so this week, looking as fresh and
handsome as ever.
Miss Lillian Womack has been
paying her close kin a visit on the
creek. Come again.
Some of Smithville's boys are very
much charmed with the beauties and
scenery of our creek, and especially
w'ith some of the charming young
W. II. Sutton, from Sparta, will
preach here on Monday, Tuesday
and Wednesday, April 0, - 7 and 8,
and at nights, at the usual hours of
worship. Come and hear the Evan
Our school has so far run ahead of
"la grippe," and is still doing well,
with new scholars being added every
Byron Parker returned home from
the medical college at Nashville the
other day, and he now can be ad
dressed as M. D.
But few oats have been sowed in
this section yet.
An accident occurred on the in
cline at the Whitwell coal mines iu
Sequatchee Valley last Saturday
morning, in which three miners were
killed, and eleven injured, one of
them, it is thought, fatally.
Makes the. lives of many peoplo miserable,
and often leads to self-destruction. Distress
after eating, sour stomach, sick headache,
heartburn, loss of appetite, afaint, " all gone"
Iceling, bad taste, coated tongue, and Irregu-
. larity of, the bowels, arc
DlStr6SS SOmo of the more common
Aftr symptoms. Dyspepsia does
not get well of itself. It
bating requires careful, persistent
attention, and a remedy like Ilood's Sarsa
parilla, which acts gently, yet surely and
efficiently. It tones the stomach and other
organs, regulates tho digestion, creates .".
good appetite, and by thus Sick
overcoming the local sy mp- . .
toms removes the sympa-"3aCn
thctic effects of tho disease, banishes the
headache, and refreshes tho tired mind.
" 1 hare liecn troubled with dyspepsia. 1
had bub littlo appetite, and what I did cat
J, . distressed me, or did mo
Heart jt(le g00,j jn aa 0UT
bum after eating I would expe
rience a faintness, or tired, all-gone feeling,
as though I had not eaten anything. My trou
ble, I think, was aggravated by my business,
which is that of a painter, and from being
moro or less shut up In a SOUf
room with fresh paint. Last mon.
spring I took Hood's Farsa- wi.vmhuv.ii
rilla took three bottles. It did mo an
imnicnso amount if good. It gave, me an
appetite, and my food relished and satisfied
the craving I had previously experienced."
George A. Paci., Watertmvn, Jlass.
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