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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCM INN VILLE. TENNESSEE-SATURDAY, MAR S8 189I
CAPOTES AND TURBANS.
Matt-rliil mid Style la Clonk nntl Head
er for Winter Wear.
Cloth and velvet lire rival fabrics foi
the full crowns of the most elegant ca
potes and turliuns prepared for winter.
Cloths in light colors are very effective
when edged with dark fnr or feather
bands, or when dotted with chenille or
richly embroidered. Capotes are slight
ly larger than those of last season, the
crowns curve more in the middle, folds
are Ion? and unbroken, and the trim
ming's are higher. The strings start
from the back and are lapped in front,
to be fastened by fanciful pins. Wider
velvet ribbons are used for strings by
those to whom they are becoming. A
coral red cloth capote, edged with a
band of black ostrich feathers, can be
worn either by a blonde or brunette, as
only black shows in front, in the feath
er edging in high loops, of velvet rib
bon, and in the large jet pins thrust in
the folds of cloth. A pretty scheme of
color in another capote is light celadon
green cloth for the crown, with dark
seal-skin binding the edge, and two
miniature seal heads set in the green
folds in front. The strings are of seal
Black velvet bonnets, toques and tur
bans are again worn with colored
dresses, serving often to furnish the
only note of black in the toilet. For
elderly ladies there are graceful capotes
of black velvet edged with a band of
ostrich feathers set becomingly next
the gray hair, heightened in front by
wing shaped pieces of velvet lined with
bright satin, old rose, mauve or auber
gine, and finished witli wide strings of
velvet ribbon. Younger women wear
the Russian turban, with full soft crown
of black velvet gathered in oval shape
to a band of Persian lamb fur, and
trimmed high at the back with a large
bunch of black ostrich tips. A similar
turban has the velvet drooping in full
folds over a visorlikefront of the close
ly curled black fur with a single demi
long plume curled along the left side.
For young ladies are low toques of
black velvet laid in easy folds along
the crown, with pipped edges and trim
med with a torsade of Solferino velvet
along the middle and on either side.
Told UKht Home
Harry to Call
Hill) (.roi irp.
There is nn unpublished story of
George Washington that deserves to soo
the light, and although Mr. Worthing
ton Cliauneey Ford, the editor of Wash
ington's writings, lias seen lit to sup
press it, it is nevertheless authenticated
by unimpeachable testimony, for tho
writer go it from a physician in New
Orleans, who had heard it from a de
scendant of a revolutionary soldier who
was present on the occasion in question.
Lightliorso Harry Lee, according to
this account, invented a gun which
worked on a pivot and gavo a most mur
derous flro when it was properly manip
ulated. During a cortain skirmish Gen
eral Leo was working his gun against
the British with startling results, for
tho British wero hemmed in in a very
tight placo. When tho action was at its
height General Washington rode up. Ho
saw that tho British wero being
beaten, and observed that when
ever General Loo gavo a swing
to his gun a whole lino of tho cnomy
fell. He sat on his charger ponsivoly
for a while, carefully putting down in
his notebook tho number that each dis
charge of Leo's wonderful gun laid low.
When there wero only a fowleft he rodo
up to his friend.
"General Leo," said he, "your gun
strikes me as murderous in its fire. I
must beg that you suspend its uso until
I have communicated its invention to
the Continental Congress."
"Hold on, General," said Lee, "just
ono moro fire!"
And giving the gun an extra long
swing ho fired and destroyed all that re
mained of tho opposing redcoats. Then
Washington, leaping impetuously from
his horso and giving vent to one of those
uncontrollable fits of emotion that ho
was sometimes subject to, clasped tho
hand of Loo in both of his, and drawing
him to his bosom exclaimed in a broken
"Don't call mo General; call mo
George !"-N. Y. Times.
ldlin-KH from Deep lin-iUlilng.
The effect upon the brain of taking
deep inhalations is not to cause a rush
of blood to the head, but to diminish
the action of the heart and lessen the
pressure of blood. The blood is thus
drawn into the chest cavity from all
parts of the body, including the brain
as well as the extremities. So it will
be understood that a sensation of giddi
ness is not the result of a rush of blood
to the head, but of a drawing away of
the blood into the head. Holding
the breath drives the blood
into the brain although tak
ing a deep breath has just the opposite
effect. J. H. Kellogg,' M. 1).
After the Hobbery.
Unresisting Passenger You divided
the plunder among your friends, I see."
Snapshot Dick Well, what of it?
Passenger Nothing, excepting that
the ten thousand was left to you by
j our uncle's will, and 1 ve come 'way
out here from Boston to hand it over to
you? J udge.
Those Sweet iilrlB.
"Did you know that Miss Bjoiies was
poing to marry young Smith?"'
"I know it; but 1 can not understand
how a girl as intelligent as she is can
consent to marry a man stupid enough
to want to marry her." Life.
"Fruits and Fruit Trees"
is i,n ably written boook and gives
trusty information for nil who grow
fruit of any sort or tind. Stark P.ros
Nurseries, l.oui.-iana, Mo., will send-!
it free to all interested. firomc Jv.thl
I'anuci; , mlj,lt.
IN THE ELECTRICAL WOuLD. ;
A telephone line is Win: run iilonj '
the Con;vi' railroad.
In Sti-rvhatn, Mass., one electric
light is lt'.t iV-et above, the ground. It
is cm top of a p.-'e lashed to a high tree.
The weldin; of the spokes of metal
lie wheels to the hubs by means of
electricity lias recently been proposed
and a process patented.
In Belgium the white insulators on
telegraph poles are so frequently
broken that grayish brown ones are be
ing used to replace them.
There is some talk of using elec
tricity as the propelling power on tho
Lewiston (Me.) street railroad. If tho
change is made the road will be extend
ed so as to open up a largo amount of
A Minnesota town recently decided
to run its own electric lighting plant.
After a plant had been contracted for
and. installed the town was enjoined
from making payment from the town
funds, and the plant will probably bo
turned over to a private company.
The new central station at St. Pan
creas Vestry, London, on which work
has been begun, will have a plant capa
ble of running 10,000 lights. The dis
tributing mains from the station will
have a current carrying capacity suffi
cient to keep 25.000 IG-eandle lamps
Telegraph lines are subject to a
great variety of pests. In Bio, for ex
ample, there is an orchid that incrusts
the wire and causes leakage. In Japan
tho large web of a spider, dripping with
rain or dew, frequently interrupts tho
traffic, while in Norway a large species
of woodpecker raises havoc with tho
It is stated in commercial journals
that there has of late been a marked
tendency on the part of insurance com
panics to reduce the rates on insurance
where the electric light is used, because
it has been demonstrated beyond ques
tion that the electric light is much safer
than either artificial or natural gas.
The board of public works of
Jamestown, N. Y., has purchased, in
behalf of the city, . site of land on
which to erect an electric light plant
Specifications have been prepared for a
plant capable of running 175 2.000-can
die power arc lights. At first but 1U0
lamps will be put in. These will be so
scattered about the eitv as to furnish
light to all sec-tit ms. To do this will re
quire about 21 mih-sof line, which
will cost ?:!-() per mile.
By June 1. -.M. it i:' expected that
the new building of the Southern New
England Telephone Company at Hart
ford, Ct., will be completed. The
switchboard in the onerating room will
be of the latest multiple switch pattern,
arranged for metalic, circuits, and will
have a capacity for IJ.OOO subscribers.
The distributing board will be large
enough to accommodate 1,000 pairs of
wires, and will be of Russia iron. The
whole building is constructed with
view to make it almost impossible for a
fire to gain any headway. The parti
tions are of terra cotta. and lumber and
flooring have protecting materials be
tween the different layers of planking.
The electrical range-finder is de
signed for use in naval warfare, but if
it proves successful, it should be of
great value in times of peace as an in
strnment for readily and accurately find
ing the distance of inaccessible objects.
Two telescopes are used at a known
distance apart, and the operation is
based upon a fact that by a simple elec
trical arrangement no current will pass
unless the two telescopes are exactly
parallel. The observer notes on one of
the telescopes the angle required to
prevent a current from passing through
the instrument, and thus measures or
electrically weighs the difference in
angle of the two.
"Unrelenting conservatism" is a
somewhat euphemistic term for tho
guiding principle by which the official
duties of the town clerk of Baeup, Lan
cashirej Eng., are directed. The in
habitants of Bacup, which is a large
manufacturing town, began to think
that, although somewhat late in tho
day, they might as well be abreast tho
age in the matter of street and houso
illumination. They consequently ad
dressed the town clerk on the subject
and requested him to consider the ad
visability of taking steps with a view
to the adoption of the modern luminant.
At the meeting of the town council tho
clerk said he had received a number
of letters in re, electric lighting, which
he did not think it necessary to read.
N. Y. Sun.
Regarding the Long Ait Day.
It is quito important, when speaking
of tho longest day in the year, to say
what part of the world wo are talking
about. The following is the length in
difforont places: Stockholm, Sweden,
eightoen and one-half hours; Spltzber
gon, three and one-half months; Lon
don, England, and Bremen, Prussia,
sixteen and one-half hours; Hamburg,
Germany, and Lantzig, Prussia, seven
teen hours, Wardbury, Norway, May 81
to July 22", St Petersburg, Russia, and
Tobolsk, Siberia, nineteen hours. At
Tornea, Finland, June 21 brings a day
nearly twenty-two hours long, and
Christmas one less than three hours in
length. At New York tho longest day
is about liitccn hours, ana at Mon
troal, Canada, it is sixteen hours. Our
Dirty Dickson l'uggsy's gittin' to bo
a reg'ler dude
Weary Watkins Wliaz he done?
Dirty' Dickson- lie washed hisself
this nuirnin. West Shore.
Lawrence P.arrett, the tragedian,
died at the Windsor Hotel in New
York last Friday morning.
Cures in fifteen minutes ; Preston's
Immediate, hannloss Preston's
How the, Precious Stone i Am Stolen Willi
"Damping a diamond" is tho peculiar
name for a process in robbery which
thieves aomo times adopt. It is popular
when some rascal is without partners
and obliged to work alono. By reason
of tho timo tho thief is to remain in
tho presence of his vict im and tho chance
thus given to become acquainted with
his looks, tho loguo usually assumes
This will be by donning a gray wig,
bring his eyes to a state of weak and
watery inflammation with cinnamon or
peppor, and tho assumption of a largo
pair of gogglos in consequence. In ad
dition he will pull on a boot with a sir
inch cork solo, grasp a cano, bond his
back, totter when ho walks, and have all
the indicia of a crippled old man. In
this guise he will drive up to some
downtown jeweler's. On entering tho
storo his wants are found to be an unset
diamond, or perhaps a pair of them.
They must compare with one which he
has with him, as thoy aro intended to bo
disposod of in a set as a present to his
Tho diamond tho thief exposes is fair
and largo as largo as ho can got Ho
insists on making the comparison him
self. Ho (trows irascltlo, porchanco,
and orders the tradesman to bring out
all his gems while ho looks them over.
To humor ono who is so evidently de
termined to become a desirable customer
bocomes tho purpose of tho jeweler's
life, Ho spreads beforo tho weak optics
of his goggle-eyed inquirer an array of
looso diamonds probably on a back
ground of black velvet to demonstrate
and emphasize their brilliancy.
Tho irritable old diamond hunter is
obliged to tret his nose unite closo to
them. His eyes r.ro weak, and so to see
tho gems he porforco has almost to bury
his noso in them Whilo so ongaged
and whilo tho jeweler is standing over
them ho picks up one, possibly two,
with a quick dab of his tonguo. This
done, he complains that his eyes are not
equal to the selection and concludes to
bring his daughter. To further delude
tho merchant he may arrange to have
that gontleman bring tho diamonds to
his houso for tho lady to look over. .To
this end ho gives him a card, naming
somo aristocratic residence 6treot. Then
lie enters hi.-i carriage and is drivon
If tho thief ever gets out with tho dia
monds he has "damped" thoy aro gono;
for whilo the merchant may miss them
at onco, and feel morally certain the old
cripplo is tho man, ho can not prove it.
Ono merchant who had lost several dia
monds to the sar.io man in this manner
at last doctored somo gems with a pow
erful drug; so strong, in truth, that tho
littlo which would in naturo adhcro to
tho hard surface of a diamond caused tho
operator to choke and gag. Ho caught
the robber, but such luck is infrequent.
Carthage nml Venice in the South and
I.uboek In the North.
The life by sea was the very life of
Carthage. When tho Romans before the
last siege made it a condition of peace
that Carthage should be forsaken and
some point ton miles from the sea oc
cupied instead, every Carthaginian felt
it as a scntenco of death. Athens could
not bo great without hor fleet; but she
could live without it She had for a
moment a scattered dominion somewhat
of the same kind as the dominion of
Carthage; but it was only for a moment
No other city of old Greece, no other
city of hor own Thcenician stock, comes
near enough to her to admit oven of con
trast. Tho inediieval world supplies
nearer parallels. Among cities of our
own race, as wo aro tempted to call
I'.ern tho Teutonic Rome, so aro wo
tempted to call Lubock tho Teutonic
Carthage. Rut neither Lubeck nor any
of her Hanseatic sisters fully repro
duce tho old Hieeniean model. They
are mighty on tho sea, mighty for trade,
mighty for warfare; but their special
character was to bo mighty in both
ways, to strike terror and to hear rule,
without forming any thing which could
be called territorial dominion. Far
nearer to Carthage aro the later seafar
ing cities of her own Mediterranean
waters, Genoa in some measure, Venice
in a higher. Venice indeed is tho near
est reproduction of Carthage that the
world has seen. She too united trado
and dominion; sho ruled from her is
lands, as Carthago ruled from her penin
aula, over possessions scattered far and
wide, fortresses, cities, islands, king
doms, over all which she exercised lord
ship, but nono of whom did sho or could
she incorporate into her own common
wealth. More perfect in her position
than Carthago, sho never paid rent for
the soil of her ltialto as Carthago did
for the soil of hor Rozrah. But the two
ruling cities agree in this, that domin
ion on the adjoining or neighboring
mainland was the latest form of domin
ion for which they sought E. A. Free
man, in Contemporary Review.
The Upward ot Heroism.
lioston Millionaire Yes. I was in the
railway accident and I think my life
was saved bv the bravery of the engi
Another I asvngor I suppose you
are willing to h something hand
some then for the man who was injured
while saving !!. oaser.rers.
Boston Milliuiiaive e.. indijed. I
believe in :i m-.m .uittin his hand in
his pocket en
Snarta l AMinsitor : At the saio oi
personal property belonging to the
estate of Mrs. Mahala Mason, last
week, among other curiosities sold,
was a siU: ores-
had bought of
forty years agi
never made up.
Vipln, March 20, 181). The last
two weeks of pleasant weather afford
dl excellent opportunities for garden
ing, which have been well improved
in this vicinity.
The Phantom party Riven by Miss
Carrie (Junior last Friday night was
in every way a decided success. Re
freshments were served and every
one present reported a gay time.
Miss Nellie Alderman of Wartnrce,
spent J he first part of last week visit
ing her sister, Miss Jennie.
Mrs. J. 1) ' Walling, of McMinn-,
ville, spent last week visiting her sis
ter, Mrs. J. F. St. John.
O. T. Sain of Winchester, was in
our neighborhood the latter part of
last week buying beef cattle.
Mr. Joe West and wife of Pelham,
came up last Sunday on a visit to his
brother, Mr. J. It. West.
A Mr. Holt, of Decherd, came last
Friday and remained till Monday, as
the guest of J. It. Stubblefield.
A. Mansfield of Sewanee, is among
old friends here.
C. C. Ramsey and son, also J. N.
P.onner, have returned from the
Viola has a Literary and Debating
Society that she may well be proud
Miss Julia Potter of Smithville, is
visiting her sister, Mrs. F. II. ,Jones.
Mr. I. C. (Jarretson is opening a
Mr. Willie Mabry spent a few days
in McMinnville, returning yesterday.
Walling, March 21, IS'Jl. The
farmers in this community are about
through sowing oats, and have gone
to preparing land for corn. There is
a very large acreage of oats sown this
Wheat is looking very well, but
not much of it was sown last fall, ow
ing to so much wet weather.
1 here is a great deal oi sickness in
this community at present. Dr. V.
11. Webb reports several cases of niea-
sels in the country now.
Miss Sofia Crawford is quite low
with pneumonia fever, but is im
Miss Katie Hash, one of Rock Is
land's charming young ladies, is out
of school this week, but will return
Misses Jennie and Castclla Roberts,
two of our most papular belles, made
a Hying trip to Sparta Wednesday,
Mr. J. fe. Itoscoe, our enterprising
merchant at this place, is now pie
paring to put a large force of hand?
to work getting out tan bark on Cum
berland mountain. He will employ
about 70 hands.
Miss Maggie Roscoe was in Wall
ing this week, shaking hands with
her many friends here.
Miss Fannie Roberts is going to
start to Cookeville shortly to take
music lessons under Mrs. Hogan,who
has a music class there.
Messrs. Roberts & Gribble have
about 150 of Davidson '& Pearson'
logs on the railroad, ready to ship
They are logs that got away from
them when their boom broke.
Scribner's Magazine for Apri
marks the beginning of the richly
illustrated series on "Ocean Steam
ships" which, it i9 believed will be
as successful as tho "Railway" an
"h.leetrie" series, ineinost compe
tent authorities have been chosen to
write of "Ocean Passenger Trayel,"
"The Ship's Company," "Satety at
Sea," "Speed," and the "Lines of the
World." Original drawings by ski!
ful artists (who have been grantee
special privileges for study by the
various steamship companies) wi
illustrate each paper. Articles of
travel and adventure are represent
ed in this issue by Mr. Jephson';
second paper on his perilous jour
ney to relieve Captain Nelson at Star
vation Camp; Robert Gordon But
ler's account of the cruise of the
United States steamer Thetis to the
Arctic regions; and Birge Harrison'
description of a kangaroo hunt-
kind of sport which is now almost
as rare in Australia as a buffalo
hunt on the Plains. The recent
Sioux Indian outbreak and the
causes which produced it are clearly
and dispassionately set forth by Her
bert Welsh; and Rev. Willard Par
son, its founder; tells the story of the
Fresh-Air Fund, which is enterin
upon its fifteenth year. Other articles
on Practical Charity are promised.
The first of living Spanish poets is
the subject ot another article (with
a portrait,) and "What is Right-Handednes-?"
isdi-ctissed by Profess-
' nr Thiiioas I a i'ht . of t ho Harvard
l'ilie I' .!' t!
On Second Thought.
Muntsville (Ala.) Mercury.
It begins to appear that the press
and people of Alabama are hesitating
on the question ot (Yrr coinage of ,il
ver as they begin i,. take the second
thought. It is a quo-ticn that will
admit of much grave consideration
and should be handled with care.
We have more conlhlence in Cleve
land's tarifl' vb-ws carrying the west
than wc have in the idea of free coin
age of silver. As a rule the silver
owners and dealers of the west are
not the great mass of the people, hut
are only a few fortune favored specula
tors, for whom the people entertain
an antipathy. Republican legislation
or platforms favoring the iron inter
est of our State would not revolution
ize the polities of Alabama by a great
deal. Neither would free silver rev
olutionize the west, for like iron it
would benefit only a comparative
God never looks at a man's deed
to find out what he is. lie looks
right into his heart.
j .v'.io is wi'.liii;; to adopt ti.e right
Ci.ui.n , ui'cil lie long aMictcd with toils, car-l.i,r.--s.
pimples, or ether cutaneous eruption-;.
These are the results of Nature's ef
f.nls to expel poisonous and effete nu.;t.T
frma tiie Mood, and show plainly that ti:.)
system is ridding itself through me skla ul
impurities which it was the legitimate work
of the liver ami kidneys to remove. To re
store these organs to their proper functions,
Ayei's Sarsaparilla is the medicine required.
'Writ no other lilood-puritler can compare
v.i.'i ;!, thousands testily who have gained
from the tyranny of depraved Mood hy the
use of this medicine.
" 1'or nine years I was afflicted with a skin
disease that did not yield to any remedy
until a friend advised me to try Ayer's Sarsa
parilla. With the use of this medicine the
complaint disappeared. It is my belief that
no other blood medicine could have effected
so rapid and complete a cure." Andres
1). C.arcia, C. Victoria. Tamaullpns, Mexico.
"My face, for years, was covered with pim
ples and humors, for which I could Cud no
remedy 1 ill I began to take Ayer's Sarsapa
rill'i. Three bottles of this preat Mood medi
cine effected a therongh cure. I confidently
recommend it to all suiTeriiiR from similar
troubles."' M. 1'arker, Concord, Vt.
EK. J. C. AYER & CO., Lowell, Lia6S.
Sold by liruKg'.sts. $1,ix $5. AVorth$Sabottl-
McMIMVILLE PRODUCE MARKET.
Corrected weekly by Mead k Kitchey.
OFKica Soothe UN Standard,
McMinnville. March 27 IS'.U.
While we make no change in pri
ces of country produce, there is a
weakness and quieter feeling in eggs,
caused by a recent decline in the eas
tern market?. Dried fruit is also
slightly orT. There has also been a
sharp decline in some kinds of fur
skins raccoon and oppossum, on
bnth '!") per cent lower since the Lon
don sales last week. It is getting
later and quality poorer, hence prices
are lower. Poultry is in good de
mand at quotations. Other produce
Wheat, bushel' l.Oo
Corn; "jS bushel 50 In C
Flour, "r barrel .."2o to iSi;::,
Meal, "ft bushel f,0 in H'l
Oats, ft " 3'l
Eggs, ft dozen to S
Butter, ft lb S to 10
Hens, ft lb ii
Spring Chickens 10 to 1.1
Ducks .v i
Turkeys, ft lb ;
Ginseng, ft lb to 2.50
Beeswax, ft tb 21
Feathers, ft tb ".5 to 3S
Tallow, ft lb 3JL;
Green Hides, ft It) 2 to:'.
Wool, unwashed, ft tb 20 to 23
" tub washed 30 to 3."
Stock Peas, ft bushel $1.00
White Beans, ft bushel 1 25
Dried Apples.ft lbs 7 to HI
Peelincs and cores . I
" Peaches, ft
" Blackberries, to 7
Green Apples, per bushel 5 to 75
' NASHVILLE MARKET REPORT,
Corrected from the Nashville American
every Thursday eveniuu.
Wheat, from waeons, .-?1.00$1.07
Corn, 70 to 7".
Outs 5i to 05
Hay, prime timothy, per ton. .$12.00 to $15
Dried Apples 7 to S
Dried Peaches, halves
Dried Blackberries 7 tn 7Ji
Foathers, prime 25(7i.4o
Ginseng, dry to $2.75
Butter.. 8 1)
Eggs to 10
Irish Potatoes, s"eil, per Mil $1.75ris4.0')
Wool, unwished 21 to 22
' tub-washed 27 to:S2
FINE SHOW GASES.
J"Ask for catalogue.
TERRY M'F'G CO.. Nashviux.Tenn.