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SOUTHER STAM.;,UL - .V ;,IK;NVILL1;. TENNESSEE. ,- TURDA V, MBR. 14, 1891,
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Skxatou Wkst lias introduced a
bill to establish n penitentiary in each
"rand division of the State.
Tiik Senate has passed a joint reso
lution fixing March SO for the ad
journment of the General Assembly.
The Morristown Gazette thinks
that "Presidential booms will com
mence to sprout now that Congress
The "Nashville Merchant," in the
current issue, has lost sight of ten of
our Congresses, and reckons the last
one as the forty-first.
.Tithm: CantukMj is holding court
in Nashville this week by inter
change with Judge Ridley, and is
making things lively for the gamblers
The seventy-five working days al
lotted to the General Assembly, not
taking the eleven days recess into ac
count, will carry the body in session
to the 1 1th of April.
The Nashville papers have had
nothing to say of late about their pro
jected big pork packing establish
lishment. What is the matter? Has
Nashville gone back on the hog?
It is always a compliment to a pa
per to be quoted in full on any ex
pression by one of its contemporaries,
and we thank our neighbor for the
favor. We are willing to stand on
The cold snap and freeze up of this
(Friday) morning is likely to dam
age fruit to a considerable extent.
Many peach and pear tress were in
bloom, and the buds of all fruit trees
were far advanced.
Dick Halsev has revived the
South Pittsburg Standard again. He
is a fine paragraphist, and always
gets up a spicy, readable paper. We
hope the Standard will develop suf
ficient sticking material to hold him
permanently this time.
If the government will put 100
cents worth of silver in the dollar
there will be no objection to free coin
age, except from the fellows who
own the silver. They would, of
course, prefer to have the silver coin
ed at a big premium.
Some of our dignified (?) State Sen
ators hurled rather rude compliments
at each other Wednesday. Judge
Allison will have to be called up to
the capitol to put both houses of the
Assembly under peace bonds if the
gentlemen continue such personal re
marks as were indulged Wednesday.
The negroes of Bedford county held
a mass meeting at Shelby ville recent
ly and renounced all allegiance to the
Republican party, and resolved to
vote in future as their interests and
judgment dictates. If they stick to
this declaration the Democratic party
will get their votes in the future.
Gkx. John M. Palmer was elect
ed to the United States Senate from
Illinois last Wednesday, after one of
the longest and most noted struggles
which ever occurred for a seat in that
body. The Ml Democrats in the Il
linois General Assembly have stood
solidly by Gen. Palmer since the first
ballot. The Republicans and F. M
i. a. men nave tried every manner
of combination to defeat him, with
out success. On Wednesday Moore
and Cockercll, two of the F. M. I!. A.
members, joined with the Democrats
in voting for Jen. Palmer, and thus
etlcctcd bis el'H-ti'iii.
Till' IVi'shyterimis have purchased
Ward's Seminary at Nashville. It is
the design f the purchasers to make
it the leading Presbyterian female
school of the South. Prof. Hancock
will retire after the .present session.
Dr. Clcirles, a prominent educator of
Missouri, will he invited to take the
direction of the school.
The Canadian postal authorities
have signified their willingness to
assist the United States in crushing
out the lotteries. The Louisiana
State Lottery has established h
branch office at Montreal, through
which it was enabled to evade the
restrictions of our postal laws to a
large extent, but it looks now as if
their business through that channel
will be squelched.
Mi. Proctor, Secretary of War,
accompanied by a distinguished party
of government officials and promi
nent politicians, including McKinley
of tariff bill fame, arrived in Chatta
nooga Tuesday night and spent two
or three days in that city. The ob
ject of the visit was to look after the
government's interest in the Cliicka
tnauga National Park. Some of the
party will visit a number of other
Our Central Assembly should not
adjourn without making a liberal ap
propriation for an exhibit at the
World's Fair. We do not favor any
extravagance in this line, but a cred
itable display of the State's resources
should be made at the big show, and
the state treasury should foot a reas
onable bill for the same. There is
no doubt that a proper investment of
State funds there will bring handsome
There are one or two bills now
before the General Assembly for the
suppression of worthless dogs, and
encouragement of sheep husbandry.
We republished last week from the
Nashville American, a very sensible
interview on this point. This state
had a dog law some years ago, which
we believe the Supreme Court obliter
ated from the Statute books by the
single but all powerful word, "uncon
stitutional." If we are not mistaken
in our recollections of its workings,
the very men the law was intended to
protect were the biggest kickers
against it the farmers. No other
livestock the farmer can raise will
bring him such quick and sure profits
as sneep. worthless roaming uogs
a v .
are the greatest enemy of the sheep,
and in some sections of the state at
least sheep raising has been almost
entirely destroyed by dogs. It is cer
tainly to be hoped this General As-
sembly will frame and pass a bill
which will stand the constitutional
test, and will give sheep raisers pro
tection against the dogs. A few years
of sheep raising in Tennessee, with
out destruction from dogs, will add
thousands of dollars to the aggregate
wealth of our people.
We concede to the advocates of
free silver coinage the same honesty
of purpose we claim in opposing it.
We believe they are sincere in their
convictions that free coinage will in
crease the currency and benefit the
country at large. Rut we beg leave
to respectfully differ with them, and
think we have presented arguments
and facts through these columns to
prove just to the contrary. If we
could see any prospect whatever for
free coinage to benefit the masses we
should certainly favor the measure,
for wejire one of them and are rust
ling for No. 1, as well as trying to do
the best we can for the country at
large in the conduct of a public jour
nal. There are two classes to which
the opening sentence of this article
noes not apply, viz: silver mine
owners and operators in silver bul
lion. We believe it is purely a selfish
measure with them. It would be
very unfortunate for the Democratic
party should it go into the next Na
tional campaign with a free silver
coinage plank in its platform. It is
too great a burden foi the party to
carry to a successful finish on the
homo stretch. While the farm!
and laboring elements furnish the
bed rock, the mud sill, the founda
tion, etc., for all national prosperity
yet the superstructure supplied by the
financial interests is just as important
a factor in that prosperity as the foun
elation. Each is equally dependent
upon the other for usefulness. Free
silver coinage, by introducing an ele
ment of faulty construction into this
superstructure, would bring equal or
worse disaster upon the foundation.
Balloting for a succe-sor to Senator
Hearst began in the California (Sen
era 1 Assembly Tuesday.
A wealthy Turk arrived at New
York Tuesday on the steamer I.a
Gascnigne, accomp.inie-l by four
Washington, March !, 18'Jl.
Mr. Harrison has never been credited
with having an oversupply of back
bone, but be has just given indispu
table evidence that he can be stub
born when he desires to be. Some
time before Congress adjourned he
nominated James H. Reatty to be
United States District Judge for Ida-
io, but owing to the active opposi
tion of the two Idaho Senators and
other republicans the Senate adjourn
ed without acting on the nomination.
Now Mr. Harrison has' appointed
Mr. Reatty to be judge, and he will
sit on the bench until the Senate
meets again, even if his nomination
should then be rejected. Another
exhibition of the obstinacy of Mr.
Harrison was his going off today on
a week's hunting trip instead of set
tling the question of who shall be
the nine judges of United States Cir
cuit court, provided for under the
n(;w law, which he was urged to do
by many members of his party, who
do not wish to leave here until this
matter is settled. It is thought that
t was to get away from this gang
that Mr. Harrison went on this hunt-
ng trip, but it will do him no good,
for these fellows will never leave
iere until these prizes are distribu
Relieving that it would bo but jus
tice to have the democratic party
represented in these appointments, a
number of rrominent democrat
have decided to present the name of
Representative Culberson, of Texas,
to Mr. Harrison. Mr. Culberson is
recognized as one of the ablest law
yers in Congress and he was re-elec
ted to the Fifty-second Congress, but
his friends say that be would resign
if appointed to the bench, as the ju
dicial duties would be more congen-
It is not probable, however, that
Mr. Harrison will give the democrats
even one out of the nine new judges.
Representative Sayers, of Texas,
who has to a large extent taken the
important place so long and so ably
filled by t h e 1 ate Representative
Samuel J. Randall in the House com
mittee on Appropriations, has made
a statement showing the amount ap
propriated by the Fifty-first Congress
to be in excess of one billion and six
million dollars stop a moment and
think of that immense amount of
money. He has also suggested a
practical way to reform the expendi
tures of the government that is wor
thy of our consideration by the new
democratic House. He thinks that
there should be one committee of not
less than fifteen members upon the
expenditures of the Government in
stead of a separate committee for each
department as it is now.
Mr. Sayers says in advocacy of this
change: "It is a tact which cannot
be disputed that no single one of the
several committees upon the expen
ditures in the departments has with
in the last three Congresses ever in-,
vestigated the expenditure Of any de
partment and reported the result of
their investigation to the House. In
truth, these committees have rarely
ever held even a single sitting during
any Congress, and the consequence
has been that nothing has resulted to
the House from their organization.
If a general committee of fifteen were
organized, possessing the same dig
nity and enjoying the same powers
and privileges as the committee on
Ways and Means and the committee
on Appropriations, it cannot be
doubted that such a committee would
be able to furnish the House with
sucn miormation anu advice as
would lead to a very great reduction
of expenditures and a thorough re
form in the administration of the
public service. What do the House
and country know of the expendi
tures under the several laws making
indefinite appropriations? The ex
penditures and methods of ad minis
tration under these permanent ap
propriation acts are practically un
known to Congress. What do Con
gress and the country know about the
iternal administration of the Pension
Office, the Patent Office, and Bureau
of Internal Revenue and the several
bureaus of the War and Navy de
partment?" Mr. Sayers has another good idea
too that should not be overlooked
lie ininKs me iiouse snouiu elect a
permanent chairman of the commit
tee of the whole and the committee
of the whole on the State of the Un
ion. In speaking of this he said : "It
has been a noticeable fact that these
chairmen have been appointed by
the Speaker, from time time, at the
instance of the gentlemen whose bills
were to be considered, :md very often
it has been the case that the rulings
of such chairmen have not been at
variance, but have led to the suspi
cion that there was an undue leaning
towards the opinion expressed by the
gentlemen in charge of the particu
lar bill under consideration when a
question of order has been raised.
This would be obviated by electing
one man to the position, making him
independent of the Speaker." Mr.
Sayers thinks these two changes
would result in reducing the current
expenditures at least 80 per cent.
Secretary Proctor, who has spent
less time in Washington than any
member of the Cabinet, has gone on
a Southern jaunt that will last a
A Tariff Example.
We saw in theTullahoma Guardian
of last Saturday some insinuations
that the editor of the Manchester
Times had been writing and printing
articles which indicated that he was
off his base or something of that kind,
so wo hunted up the last issue of the
Times, and here is what we found in
"Our Brother Wilson of the Tulla
homa Guardian, is not, according to
our ideas, strictly orthodox in his
ideas about a tariff. He leans toward
a protective policy, while we train
with the other fellows. Well, a few
weeks ago, coming to the conclusion
that the Guardian needed a new
dress, its editor began economizing
and collected together some se
lected from a specimen book the
kinds and amount of type wanted,
sent his $200 to the type foundry, and
waited. In a day or two he received
a letter acknowledging the receipt of
his money and order for type, stating
that as he had obtained his prices
from last year's list he had made a
mistake, as the tanfl laws made it
possible for them to charge 25 per
cent, more, saying that as he was a
staunch advocate of a high tariff, he
would doubtless see the justice in the
advance in prices. Brother Wilson
was here Monday, and we -tried to
get him to tell how much he was
benefitted by that $50 additional tax,
but the only answer he would give
us was something in an undertone
about certain 'free trade editors'
knowing nothing about 'tariff,' and
'rascally type dealers ' "
About a New Railroad.
"At Chattanooga C. E. James, J
R. Whitman, II. II. Webster and
others have chartered the Chattanoo
ga, Kentucky & Chicago Railway
Company, to build a railroad from
Chattanooga to Bowling Green, Ivy."
"Application has lpen made at
Atlanta, Georgia, for a charter to in
corporate the Chattanoga, Kentucky,
and Chicago Railway Company. The
purpose of the company, as stated in
the charter, is to build and operate a
railroad from Chattanooga to the
northern boundary of Macon county,
Tenn., and such branches as may be
required. The line to be formed will
be from Chattanooga to Bowling
The first item above was clipped
from the Nashville American of last
Sunday, and the other from the
Southern Merchant of the 7th. From
these and other items we have seen
regarding a new road from Chatta1
nooga to Bowling Green it is evident
that such a road is being seriously
contemplated. It is said now that
John W. Mackay is behind the pro
posed Evansville & Chattanooga road.
If such a road should be built its
natural course would be through Mc
Minnville, although it could be built
and made to miss us a good many
miles. We understand that parties
interested in the E. & C. will want an
audience with McMinnville within
the next sixty days in regard to aid
from the town to that enterprise.
McMinnville can better afford to ex
tend liberal aid to a new road than
to have it pass by and leave us "on
the other side," and f.e might as wel
be making up our minds that the
road will not be pushed over us, aid
or no aid. Another railroad would
be a great thing for our town, and
we believe our people will "hustle
to get it.
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N. S. Bryan, Henderson, Ala.
(!!:,rFiELn Rfotxatoti Co., Atlanta, Ga.
-t.U by druggists at 1.00 per ixttle
Hobt. J. Burdette, the great hu
morist, is now on t lecturing tour
through Tennessee. S
Judge Thomas Cold well, a promi
nent lawyer of Shelby ville, died last
Nashville is to have a new race
rack, with iho necessary club build
ngs, etc., on a magnificent scale.
Henry M. Stanley is to lecture in
Chattanooga Friday, April 3. New
Orleans and Atlanta are the only
other Southern cities in which he is
engaged to lecture.
Five store houses on the south side
of the square, Shelby ville, were de
stroyed by fire last Sunday morning.
The office of the Bedford County
Times was destroyed in the fire.
Two negro boys in attempting to
cross Call Killer river near Sparta
last week, in a skiff, were carried
over the mill dam and both drowned.
The bodies were not recovered.
Col. W. W. Gates, Tennessee's nes-
tor editor, who has been a citizen of
Jackson, Tenn., for the past fifty
years, died at his home there at 8
o'clock a. m. March 1, in the 7'Jth
year of his age.
The Cumberland river at Nashville
rost; nearly thirty feet between Fri
day night last and Tuesday night,
getting to something over 4S feet on
the gauge there. It was the biggest
and quickest rise of this season, and
caused considerable suffering in Nash-
W. II. Washington ami M. II.
Meeks, two Nsh ville lawyers, had n
fiht in the Chancery Court room of
that city last Saturday in the course
of a trial. A number of ladies w ere
in the room at the time. Char,cjllor.
Allison fined them $")() each, required
them to give $.",0)() peace bonds, and
sentenced them to a short term in the
county jail. They will probably get
the jail sentence remitted.
If you have made up your mind to buy
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any other. Hood's Sarsaparilla is a peculiar
medicine, possessing, by virtue of its peculiar
combination, proportion, and preparation,
curative power superior to any other article.
A Boston lady who knew what she wanted,
and whose example Is worthy imitation, tells
her experience below:
41 In one store where I went to buy Hood's
Sarsaparilla the clerk tried to Induce me buy
their own Instead of Hood's; he told me tholr's
would last longer; that I might take it on ten
days' trial; that If I did not like it I need not
pay anything, etc. But he could not prevail
on me to change. I told him I knew what
Hood's Sarsaparilla was. I had taken it, was
satisfied with It, and did not want any other.
When I began taking Hood's Sarsaparilla
I was feeling real miserable, suffering
a great deal with dyspepsia, and so weak
that at times I could hardly stand. I looked,
and had for some time, like a person in con
sumption, nood's Sarsaparilla did me so
much good that I wonder at myself sometimes,
and my friends frequently speak of it." Mbs.
Ella A. Gofp, Cl Terrace Street, Boston.
Sold by all druggists, f 1 ; tlx for f 5. Prepared only
by C. I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowoll, Mast.
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REPORT OF TIIK tOMMTlOX
Peoples National Bank
McMinnville, in Vie State of Tennessee, ut tht
close of business Feb, 26, 1891.
Loans and discounts $127,500 0."
Overdrafts, secured and unsecured 779 8t
IT. S. Bonds to secure circulation 15,000 00
Due from approved reserve agents 9,853 35
Due from other National Banks... 58,761 93
Due from State Banks and bankers 188 00
Banking house, furniture and
fixtures 332 52
Current expenses and taxes paid... 30 45
Bills of other banks 2,800 00
Fractional paper currency, nickels
and cents 7 45
Specie 7,190 00-
Legal-tender notes 2,000 00
Redemption fund with U.S. Treas
urer, ( 5 per cent of circulation), 075 00
Capital stork paid in $ 55,000 Otr
Surplus fund 27,500 00
Undivided profits 5,120 32
National Hank notes outstanding 13,500 00
Individual deposits subject to
check 121,.s:li 90
Cashier's cheeks outstanding 12 0(1
Due to other National Banks 2,105 3!
Total j-225,124 Cl
Statu ok Tkns I-s.-kk, County of 'Warren, ss:
I, V. Colville, Cashier of the above-named
bank, do solemnly swear that the ahove
statement is true to the best of my knowl
edge and belief.
V. Coi.vn.I.i:, Cashier.
Subscribed and sworn to before me tlii--5th
day of Mar.. 1S91:
C. M. Mor.i-oni), Xiit.n v l'ubli-.
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