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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE-SATURDAY, MAR. 2t 189I
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nearly half u .:eiitury this preparation lias
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monary complaints In general.
"1 siillered for more, than eight months
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of matter. The physicians gave mo up, but
my druggist prevailed on ine to try
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lungs healed, the cough ceased, and I be
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of Ayer's Cherry l'ectoral bo changed to
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was advised to use Ayer's Cherry Pectoral,
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I'ruiKiii. Trice $1; six boUlu, $5.
. McMINNVILLE PRODUCE MARKET,
CorrecteJ weekly by Mead Jit Ititehey.
OFFICB SOUTIIEEN STANDARD,
MeMinnville, March 20 1S91.
While there has been no change in
price-f produce, the demand for eggs
and poultry is good, and both meet
with ready pale at quotations.' Eggs
are holding up well, and the indica
tions favor lighter receipts than usual
at this time of year. Now that hens
are being set and sold, we do not look
for much change in eggs during the
present month. Poultry has been
quite active and in ready demand
Fur skins are lower again on account
of lower prices received in the Lon
don sales early this week. Dried
fruit is a half cent oil' in the Western
market. Those who have any dried
fruit, other than for home use, would
do well to sell early, as it is too high
to hold over, and prices will decline
as the demand falls off.
Wheat, bushel 1.00
Corn; "p bushel 50 to t5
Flour, "rS barrel $.325 to $5.25
Meal, pi bushel 50 to GO
Oats, "fi " .'. 30
Eggs, dozen to 8
Butter, "j lb 8 to 10
Hens, It) 5
Spring Chickens 10 to 13
Turkeys, th 0
Ginseng, "f th to 2,50
Beeswax, th 21
Feathers, "p lb 35 to 38
Tallow, T3 It) VA
Oreen Hides, 'r !t 2 to 3
Wool, unwashed, lb 20 to 23
" tub washed, 30 to 35
Slock Peas, bushel $1.00
W hite Beans, r? bushel 1
Dried Apples,' lbs 7 to 714
reelings, and cores
" Blackberries to 7
iireen Apples, per uusnei uj to io
NASHVILLE MARKET P.EP0RT.
Corrected from the Nashville American
every Thursday evening.
Wheat, from wagons, .Sl.OOfyl.OS
Corn, (17 to 70
Oats 50 to 05
Hay, prime timothy, per t'on. ..-j-l'.'.UO to $13
Dried Apples , 7 to 8
Dried Peaches, halves
Dried Blackberries 7 to "
Feathers, prime 30f-40
Ginseng, dry to $2.75
Butter 8 It!
Eggs to 10
Irish Potatoes, seeil.'per bid .-j3.25&$3 50
Wool, unwashed, 21toj22
" tub-washed 27 to32
FINE SHOW GASES.
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LIST OF LETTERS.
Remaining in the Fustofiice at MeMinn
ville, Tenn., for the week ending March 20
which will be forwarded to the Dead Letter
office if not called for in 30 davs.
Washington, March 1G, 1801.
Mr. Harrison has given no sign that
he intends to remove the present
head of the Pension bureau, notwith
standing the damaging facts brought
out by the Congressional so-called in
vestigation into the peculiar business
methods of Gen. Raum, although he
has had his attention called to the
matter by a very prominent member
of his party, who, I have reason to
know, told him that Raum and his
wild-cat speculations and his proved
obligations to the king of the pension
sharks was more than he should at
tempt to carry. Raum has within a
week, boasted to a personal friend
that he was all right and would not
be disturbed. ' x
The air of mystery which always
prevail around the State department
Is just now very much intensified,
owing to the fact that Mr. Blaine and
Sir Julian Pauncefote are deep into
the negotiations preliminary to the
arbitration of the Retiring Sea ques'
tion, which Mr. Blaine is pleased to
think or to pretend to think that he
has compelled Great Britain to ac
cent, although all the rest of the
world knows that he never made the
slightest progress toward a settlement
of the dispute until he returned to
the position maintained ly Mr. Bay
ard under the Cleveland administra
tion. These negotiations are not
conducted at the department. Oh,
no. There are toi many prying
newspaper men always on the watch,
so whenever Mr. Blaine has any very
important business on hand it is
transacted at his private residence.
The administration feels very much
relieved at the prospect of a peaceful
settlement of this question, having
last fall become fully satisfied that
the sentiment of the country was op
posed to anv unnecessary display of
Mr. Harrison was anxious to find a
good reason for not appointing the
new Circuit Court judges created by
the late Congress until next winter,
doubtless believing that the longer
they can be held the greater their
value in votes at the next republican
national convention, so he referred
the matter to Attorney General Mil
ler, expecting that he would render
an opinon against his right to make
appointments during the recess of
Congress. But the Attorney Gener
al, following the excellent example
of Solicitor General Jenks in a simi
lar case that occurred under Mr.
Cleland, has given his opinion in
favor of the President's right to make
the appointments at any time. Be
tween this opinion and the clamor
ings of the republican applicants and
their friends, Mr. Harrison will find
it difficult to postpono the matter
very long, although he still profes
ses to be in doubt as to his right to
make them until Congress is in
Treasurer Huston is again at his
desk, although he cannot hide his
very great anxiety to have his
resignation accepted in order that he
may feel at liberty to express his
opinion of Mr. Harrison and his ad
ministration. An attempt was made
to get him out oi the way by giving
him a foreign appointment, but he
refused to be caught, and says that
he intends to return to Indiana for
the express purpose of taking an ac
tive part in politics, which is inter
preted to mean that he will do his
level best to prevent that 'state en
dorsing Mr. Harrison.
If things go on for a few days long
er as they have for several days past,
there will not be a democrat employe
left in the Government printing of
fice. It is customary to largely re
duce the force shortly after the ad
journment of Congress, and that re
duction is now being made, and the
dsicharged people are nearly all dem
ocrats, or women who owe their ap
pointment to democrats.
Prof. Charles W. Smiley, special
agent of the Census for the collection
of fish and fishery statistics, is under
charges. His work is said to be prac
tically worthless, although it has
cost a large sum of money.
The People of New Orleans Rise En
Masse and Visit Retribution Upon
Eleven Italians Shot to Death Within
tho Walls of the Parish Prison.
New Orleans, March 14. New
Orleans struck the Mafia a death
blow today. It rose in its might al
most at mid-day and wreaked a ter
rible vengeance upon the Sicilian
assassins who rentle&sly slew David
C. Henneasy, and though there are
eleven men dead tonight, who were
happy yesterday over their victory
in the greatest criminal trial tho city
has ever witnessed, the work of blood
was accomplished without unneces
sary disroder, without riot, without
pillaging and without the infliction
of suffering upon an innocent man,
save one, and he was only slightly
hurt. It was not an unruly midnight
mob. It was simply a sullen, deter
mined body of citizens, who took in
to their own hands what justice had
ignominiously failed to do.
The chief of Police was slain on
Oct. 10 and that very night the evi
dence began to accumulate, showing
that his death had been deliberately
planned by a secret tribunal and car
ried out boldly and successfully by
the tools of the conspirators. The
trial lasted twenty-five days and
though the evidence seemed conclu
sive, the jury, currently charged with
having been tampered with, failed to
Last night a body of cool-headid
men, lawyers, doctois, merchants and
political leaders all persons of influ
ence and social standing quietly met
and decided that some action must
be taken and the people's justice,
swnt anu sure, visited upon those
Capt. Davis refused the rcqust to
open the prison and the crowd began
the work of battering on the jail
doors. Around on Orleans street
there was a heavy wooden door,
which had been closely barred, in an
ticipation of the avenging mass. This
the crowd selected as their best
chance of getting in. Neighboring
houses readily supplied axes and
battering rams and willing hands
went to work to force an opening.
This did not prove a difficult task.
There was a crash and the door gave
way and in an instant armed citizens
were pouring through the small open
ing, while a mighty shout went up
from 10,000 throats in glad acclaim.
There was more resistance for the
intruders, however, but it. too, was
soon overcome with the huge billet
of wood which a stout man carried.
Then the turnkey was overpowered
and the keys were taken from him.
By that time the excitement out
side was intense; none the less so
when a patrol wagon drove up with
a detachment of policemen, who were
driven away under a fire of mud and
The inmates of the jail were ready
to direct the way to where the Ital
ians were. "Go to the female de
partment," some otle yelled, and
thither the men, with their Winches
ters, ran. But the door was locked
In a moment the key was produced
men me leader caned lor some one
who knew the right men, and a vol
unteer responded and t he door was
The gallery was deserted, but an
old woman, speaking as fast as she
could, said the men were up stairs.
A party of seven or eight quickly as
cended the staircase, and as they
("lark, Miss Ella
Donelson. M. M.
Hughes, .1. V.
Mitchell, (i. W.
By order of the
Cent nniit he eo
lloseoe, Kuth E.
Watkius, Miss (.'.
P. O. Department, One
ii-ted on all advertised
letters. Parties exiling for any of these let
lers will please say "Advertised."
En. J. Wood, P. M.
Mr. .1. V. l'ulkerson has received
the appointment of coal oil inspector
Dayton bad quite a disastrous tiro
a, few days ago, several houses bein;
destroyed. The office- of tho News
Gazette was consumed in the flames
The electric light plant and ice fac
tory at Tullahoma were sold under
foreclosure of a mortgage last Satur
day, tor Sl.G.W). Mr. W. II. Mc
Lemore hat rented the property from
the new owners.
1 mmediate relief by using Preston's-'
John . Turney, who was recently
elected clerk of the Supreme Court,
failed to make a satisfactory bond,
and A. V. Goodpasture was elected
to the place. At the time of his elec
tion Mr. Goodpasture was serving as
State Senator from Montgomery
county, but he immediately resigned
whom the jury had neglected to pun
ish. This morning a call for a mass
meeting at Clay Square, on Canal
street, appeared in the papers, which,
editorially, deprecated violence. The
significant sentence of the call was:
'"Come prepared for action." Down
in a large room, on Bienville and
Royal, there was an arsenal, which
had been provided by the body of
The call was answered by the pop
ulace. At 10 o'clock there was a
crowd of several thousand anxious
people congregated around thestatue.
They hardly knew what was going
to happen, but they seemed ready to
go to any length, aud while there
were, of course, many of the lower
element in the throng, a large pro
portion were the leading prople of
There were three addresses, short,
pithy and business-like, aud the as
semblage, not unwillingly, was soon
keyed to a high pitch, demonstrative
in its denunciation of the assassins.
Each of the speakers said there had
been a great mass-meeting months
before, which had met quietly and
dispersed peacefully so that the law
might take its course. The time to
act had come.
After denouncing Detective O'Mal
ley, who is supposed to have tam
pered with the jury, the speakers an
nounced that they would lead the
way to the parish prison, Mr, Wick
lifl'e concluding with these words:
"Shall the execrable Mafia be allow
ed to flourish in this city? Shall the
Mafia be allowed to cut down our
citizens on public streets by foul
means of nssissination? Shall the
Mafia be allowed to bribe jurors to
let murderers go scot free?"
By this time to crowd had swelled
to three thousand or more and before
anyone could realize what had hap
pened, tho great throng, gaining re
cruits at every step, was tramping
down the streets to the neighborhood
of the prison, stopping only once and
that was at the arsenal.where double
barreled shot-guns, Winchester rifles
and pistols were handed out to re
sponsible and respectable citizens.
The starting of the crowd had an
electric effect on the city. Soon the
streets were alive with people run
ning from all directions and joining
the main body, which moved sullen
ly down Rampart street to the jail,
near Congo Square. Doors and win
dows were thrown open and men,
women and children crowded on the
galleries to encourage those who were
taking part, and to witness the
When the main crowd from Canal
reached the prison there had already
collected the advance throng, all ea
ger to take a hand in whatever might
happen. When the vanguard of
armed citizens reached the prison,
which was many squares from Canal
street, the grim old building was sur
rounded on ail sides.
reached the landing the assassins fled
down at the other end. Half a dozen
followed them. Scarcely a word was
spoken. It was the time for action.
When the pursued and their pur
suers reached the stone court yard
the former darted towardsthe Orleans
side of the gallery and crouched
down beside the cells. Their faces
blanched and being unarmed they
were absolutely defenseless. In fear
and trembling they screamed for
mercy. But the avengers were merciless.
Bang, bang, bang, rang out the re
ports of the murderous weapons, and
a deadly rain of bullets poured into
the crouching victims. Gerachi, the
closest man, was struck in the back
of the head and his body pitched for
ward and lay immovable on the
stone pavement. Romero fell to his
knees, with his face in his hands, and
in that position was shot to death.
Monasterio and James Caruso fell to
gether, under the lire of half a dozen
guns, the leaden pellets entering
their bodies and heads, blood gush
ing from the wounds.
The bloody executioners did their
work well, and beneath the continu
ing fire Comitez and Trahinda, two
of the men who had not been tried,
but who were charged jointly with
the other accused, fell together. Their
bodies were literally riddled with
buckshot and they were stone dead
before the fusilade wits over.
hen the group ot assassins was
discovered on the gallery, Macheca,
Wearied i and old man JMarchesi sep-
arated from the other six and ran up
stairs. Thither half a doztn men fol
lowed theni,and as the terror-stricken
assissins ran into cells they were
Joe Macheca, who was charged
with being the arch-conspirator, was
a short fat man and was summarily
dealt with, lie had his back turned
when a shot struck him immediately
behind the ear and his death was in
stantaneous. There was no blood
from the wound, and when the body
was found, the ear was swollen to
hide the wound, which the Coroner
had great difficulty in locating.
ScafTedi, one of the most villainous
of the assassins, dropped like a log
when a bullet hit him in the eye. Old
man Marches! was the only man who
was not killed outright. He was
struck in the top of the head while
he stood beside Macheca and, though
he was mortally wounded, he linger
ed all the evening.
Poleitz, the crazy man, was locked
up in a cell up-stairs. 1 he door was
Hung open and one of the avengers
taking aim, shot him through the
body. He was not killed outright
and in order to satisfy the people on
the outsftle, who were crazy to know
what was going on within, he was
dragged down the stairs and through
the doorwav. bv which the crowd
had entered. Half carried, half drag
ged, he was taken to the corner. A
rope was provided and tied arouni
his neck and the people pulled him
up to tli" cross-bar. Not satisfied
that he was dead a score of men took
his body, and for several hours the
body was left dangling in the air.
Bagnetto was caught up-stairs, and
the first volley of bullets pierced his
brain. He was pulled out bv a num.
her of stalwart men through the main
entrance to the prison and from tho
limb of a tree his body was suspend
ed, although life was already gone.
Just as soon as the bloody work
was done Mr. Parkerson addressed
the crowd and asked them to dis
perse. This they consented to do
with a ringing shout, but first they
made a rush for Parkerson, and, lift
ing him bodily, supported him on
their shoulders while they marched
up the street. The avengers came
back in a body to Clay statue and
Immense crowds rushed from all
directions to the neighborhood of tho
tragedy, while the streets in front of
the newspaper offices were blocked
with people anxious to see the latest
bulletins. There was intense sup
pressed excitement, but from one end
of the city to the other the action of
the citizens was applauded. O'Mal
ley, the detective, who would have
shared the fate of the assassins if lie
had been caught, has disappeared,
and is not expected to return, and
the members of the jury are in hid
ing. Burning of the Asylum,
On Friday night of last week the?
West wing of the Central Tennessee
Asylum for the insane, located seven
miles from Nashville, on the
Murfreesboro pike, was destroyed
by fire, and ten of the inmates
of the institution perished in the
flames. The names of the unfortu
nate victims are as follows: Blue
Preston, Cannon ; J. Brooks, Dr.
Frank Hollowell, and A. It. Goodlet,
DavLlson county ; John Nance,
Smith county; J. W. Settle, and
John Poindexter, Wilson county ;
John S. Johnson, Rutherford county ;
John Kelly, Wayne county ; W. II.
Beasley, Hickman county.
The tire is supposed to have been
started by Lee Alford, a lunatic con
fined in the building, and this suppo
sition is substantiated by evidence
given to the coroner's jury.
There was a delay of two hours in
getting a fire engine started out of
Nashville to the fire, and it is some
what remarkable that the entire
building was not destroyed. This
was only averted by cool manage
ment and heroic efforts of the officers,
guards, and Attachees of the institution.
Several of the inmates escaped in
the confusion consequent upon their
lasty removal, but we believe all
have been recaptured.
The portion of the building which
was burned was occupied exclusively
by male inmates, and when the fire
was discovered it was impossible to
reach and rescue those who perished.
The loss on the building was covert d
by insurance, and the work of re
building will be pushed as rapidly as
One hundred of the male inmates
of the institution were safely trans
ferred to the West Tennessee Asy
lum at Bolivar, by special train, on
Save Money and Suffering.
One feature of the thousands of tes
timonials that have been given in be
half of S. S. S. is remarkable. In
numbers of instances it is related that
a great deal of time and money have
been spent in a vain effort to secure
relief from disease in the usual way.
A knowledge of the virtues of Swift's
Specific would have saved the time
and the money, to say nothing of the
prevention of the suffering. There
need be no such mistakes made now.
The great blood purifier is for sale by
druggists everywhere, and the S. S.
S. company in Atlanta will send to
any address their Treatise on Blood
and Skin Diseases free, and a pamph
let containing a few of the thousands
of testimonials they have received
from those who have experienced the
benefits of this wonderful medicine.
An election was held in White
couuty last Saturday on the question
of building a new courthouse. The
polls were only opened at seven vot
ing places in the county, the Sparta
district being one in which interest
enough was not displayed to hold the
election. In the seven districts hold
ing the election, IS votes were cast
for a new courthouse, and ".' against.
The spirit of progress doesn't seem to
be abroad to any considerable extent
in our sister county of White.
The courthouse of Cluster county,
at Henderson, was destroyed by fire
aim and poured a volley of shot into i la.-t Tuesday.