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sOUT'UMRN STANDAIlD--l(Il:NTNVILLli:.:TlLTIlSSr!:Il:.SATURDAY APRIL 18, 1891. ,-
If you have mado up your mind to buy
Ilood's Sarsaparilla do not bo induced to tako
any ether. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is a peculiar
medicine, possessing, by virtuool its peculiar
combination, proportion, and preparation,
curative power superior to any other article.
A Boston lady who knew what she wanted,
and whose cxamplo Is worthy imitation, tells
her experience below:
" In one storo where I went to buy Ilood's
Sarsaparilla the clerk tried to induco mo buy
their own Instead ot Ilood's; he told mo thelr's
would last longer; that I might tako It on ten
days trial; that if I did not like It I need not
pay anything, etc. Hut ho 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 Ilood's Sarsaparilla
I was feeling real miserable, Buffering
a great deal with dyspepsia, and so weak
that at times I could hardly stand. I looked,
and had for some timo, like a person in con
sumption. Ilood's Sarsaparilla did mo bo
much good that I wonder at myself sometimes,
and my friends frequently speak of It." Mbs.
Ella A. Goff, CI Terrace Street, Boston.
Sold toy all druggists. fl;slxtorJ5. Prepared onlj
j C. L HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Masi.
100 Doses One Dollar
Water Works Will Xot ray.
Editor Standard Replying to
your many editorials on the water
works and electric light plants, pro
posed by you, I would most respect
fully state: That if I wanted some
one to write me an essay on the beau
ties of our mountain scenery, the
grandure of our quiet city ; a treatise
on good morals, or a biographical
sketch of eome worthy and good citi
zen, or same one to run a nice, clean,
mechanical and racy newspaper,
should want to engage the worthy
editor of the Southern Standard,
But if I wanted to settle a point of
law I would call on a lawyer of un
AVe, however, are not after running
a newspaper. Nor after settling
point of law just now.
We want information on tho cost
of water works and electric light
plants; also to find out the amount
of revenue derived therefrom. So
you are not a proper person to give
this information, (never having been
in the business.) You, however,
venture to say that they will both
pay in McMinnville, properly man
This is a little hard on the origina
stock holders in our electric light
plant. I think them good managers
of any business; yea, the best
earth, and I challenge the world
their superiors in making things pay,
They have been in the business
hence competent witnesses in this
case. They depose and say we lost
over $1000 in one year. Do you
mean to say that you could manage
this bettor than they? Certainly not.
Well what? Surely you mean if you
could get Micheal, the Arch Angel,
to run your lights without dynamos,
poles, wires, lamps, carbons, or men,
and then collect all the revenue.
Thus managed it would pay. "That's
right." However, Micheal is not
much on collecting revenue, for his
Master furnishes all the world with
better lights, day and night, lree of
charge, and makes old "Sol's" face
brightly glow, dispensing his joyous
rays to all mankind alike, without
any regard to race, color or previous
condition of servitude, and makes old
Luna swim in a silvery sea ; controls
old ocean's tides, melts lover's hearts,
and makes or mars the housewife's
soap. Also those brilliant orbs that
twinkle in the illimitable depths of
.pace which, dear editor, no doubt in
farly youth, seated upon a loving
mother's knee, you repeated those
simple (yet true) lines:
"Twinkle, twinkle, little star,
How I wonder what you are,"
and then your then infantile mind
exclaimed, "why this thusness?"
And for all this expenditure of infl
nite love and care we must exclaim
no return of gratitude or thanks to
the great Creator by 4-o of his crea
tures. Jiut to return to the water
works and electric lights
"It seems never to have entered
your head" that there was any other
expense but carbons. And you say
they are cheap now, hence a bi
profit somewhere, with $2000 as its
This proves that you are not a
proper man to give information on
this subject (never having been in the
A man who knows from experi
(nee would set forth the matter thus
Interest on stock and debts, 1000,
s2 10.00; hire of two men tonuulytia
mos and clean 1 at 7"ie per day
e;ieli, $V0.00; hire ,,f manager and
collector of revenue at $10 per month,
120.00 ; 50 horse power at $37.50 per
lorse, 3?i8o ; expense of carbons,
brushes, segments, repairing lamps,
renewals, repairing circuit, globes,
oil, etc., $210.00. This makes the sum
of $3,025, cost of running electric light
jlant in McMinnville. Where is
our $2000 all gone, and $1,025 lost
ach year, with no provision lor inci
dental expense on bad management,
such as burning out of armatures or
any repair of dynamos.
Since writing the above I have
earned of an item of additional ex
pense on electric lights, taxes and
privilege tax of $70 paid last year.
So the $20 for contingent expenses
per annum is all lost and $50 besides.
Come up, stock holders, and pay
your prorata. This is on a basis of
2,000 in revenue per annum. Water
works are also taxed the same way,
and that item is not in as expense.
You can see from these figures that
electric lights do not pay when run
by steam power, unless you can re
duce this expense. You cannot re
duce the interest account of G per
cent, some want more.
You cannot get competent men for
less than 75 cents for 13 hours work,
your corporation pays more. You
cannot get a qualified man to look
alter lamps, ana collect the revenue
for less than $10 per month. Your
corporation i3 paying three times
that amount for less labor.
You cannot run these lights on less
than 50 horse power. You can
not get the horse power for less
than $50 to $200 per annum each.
(See Prof. Thurston's Book on cost of
power, etc. The highest scientific
Yet for very huge plants like Ten
nessee Manufactuaing Company at
rsashville, where they have coal
cheaper than we can ever hope to
have it, on account of competition of
railroads and coal mines, in their last
published report, they put the cost of
horse power at $37.50 each horse per
annum, 10J cents per day for each
horse, the cheapest that we have ever
seen. We give you the benefit of all
this. So you cannot lower this figure.
It should be raised according to Prof.
Thurston at least, 100 per cent for
less than 100 horse power. You can
not run without carbons, brushes,
segments, etc. Now sir, do you won
der that these original stockholders
threw up their hands and fled as
from a burning building, leaving
over $1000 in their wake. And that
there is now ten shares of this stock
on tne raarKei at cents, with no
purchaser. Come forward, Mr. Edi
itor, and invest; "prove your faith.'
uououess you are wanting to say:
iynnis union muis Co. mate money
out of electric light company. Tha
may be. They have a power costing
them between $10,000 and $20,000
and ought to make money. They
run the electric lights for $1,500
while it would cost for less satisfao
tory work by steam $2,545, this saves
the electric light company $1015 per
annum, this makes up the loss spok
I M a. ..
en oi aoove oi w- per annum and
$20 to go on incidental expense
Were it not for this, your electric
ighting would cost you more than
double what you are pavinff. or it
would have been sold to some other
town. Just here I would remind
you by demonstration, of the differ
ence between water power and steam.
Gallatin Cotton Mills is steam power
and have failed twice. No doubt
but what the management was good.
But tho cost of steam power could
not be overcome. So she went under
Annis Cotton Mills is water power.
She has never failed. Like a proud
ship on old ocean,she has breasted all
the storms, that have come and is
thriving, and expects to as long as
she is induKti ious and trusts in Christ.
Why this difference? Water power
over steam. Otherwise Gallatin has
Rate of freight just half ours to St.
Louis,- Louisville, Cincinnati, etc.
Now bring in "another horse."
TRY WATKIl WORKS.
You have never been in this busi
ness. Neither have I. So we must
look to some other source for infor
mation. Cleveland has twice our population
and is going to try to supply her peo
ple with good spring water. Not im
pure river water; impregnated with
dead horses, dogs, etc.
And it is not certain that ever this
will pay. In a Hat town like Cleve
hind they need the good spring water.
uurs is a inn city, with springs on
both sides and ends and even in it
center. Wells, better than springs,
abound, and cisterns. No necessity
for more water with our present pop
ulation. When we double our pop
ulation, grow to Cleveland, then will
be time to consider. Clarksville has
tried it, and says that it does not pay.
This ought to settle it, but it seems
that you will not be convinced. Like
doubting Thomas, you must see and
feel. All right: now for tho seeing
You .sty bond tho city, our rcl
estate, (our homes) for $20,000, with
this buy a water works plant. Small
inleed it must be. It would not do
for a city. Yet you are wanting to
be a bitr city. (Grow or burst.) We
predict tho later if these expendatures
are made. We proceed: Wo tro to
the mill pond; well whats to be done
icre? Wo want water. Yes stagnant
mill pond water. Well, the owners
are Annis Cotton Mills Co., and Fals
con Roller Mills Co., and they eay,
We have not got the water to spare
in a dry time. You reply that you
must have water to sprinkle the
streets of your big city, to water gar
dens, run fly fans, and other light
machines, etc. etc. All right givo us
$1000 per annum, and we will risk
getting along. Then your buildings
must be strong and good, put them
down $2000, (or are you going to erect
sheds.) Then you must first buy
and for houses or 6heds. And An
nis Cotton Mills Co. paid high for
land along this line. Hence they
weuld want their money back with
interest, this must be paid. Then
you start up the hill, digging and
blowing out rock, and up steps some
man or widow woman, and says thin
is my land. You must pay me dam
age. You cannot agree, so into court
you go. Then comes in the lawyers
on both sides and they must be paid,
or they cannot pay the increased
taxes. Next you must have lands
for your reservoir or are you going to
have a tub suspended in the air as a
balloon. Put this land at $1000. Then
your right of way from there to your
streets $500 or over.
Do you not begin to feel now? Now
for seeing. We will suppose you
have included in your $20000 estimate
a ditch three leet deep along these
hard streets of ours, paved with rock.
You may have Under estimated this
expense, it will be great, i have
been there. Have you? This is not
all, but enough, on expense; without
NOW FOR YOUR REVENUE.
1st, You have the railroad at $300
for your water. This speaks well for
its managers. This same railroad
company recinded a contract for an
abundant supply of this same water,
out or this same mill pond for every
passing engine at $120 per annum.
Now they propose to give you $300.
How long will such management be
approved by its stockholders? Then
comes your business houses, at from
ft frt .in finoh TTrtui momi nt k1IY
bay 10. Tjien you have $J00 more.
How many at $G? Say 40. This
gives in all $340. Your families
come in next. Some in rented
houses, and some m mortgaged
houses. How many can pay $5,
twenty? $100 more. To get up your
interest of $1200, on your $20,000 of
bonds, you must get from the run
ning of ventilators, fly pans, and
other light machines, etc., $200 to
make even the interest. This is
good management. Bad you admit
would be burdensome to the tax pay
Now Mr. Lditor, 1 will give you
$1 to name the ten business houses
who will pay $30 per annum for wa
ter like this. $1 to name the 40 at
$G. $1 to name the 20 at $5 each, and
$1 to name tne men to pay ?200 per
annum for running of the light ma
chines. I would as soon think that
you could find some one wanting to
run a pocket saw mill by water as to
think you could find men to pay
$260 for ventillators and fly fans thus
run. One of my friends is asking
how you are going to run these fly
fans by water anyway. I am think
ing of cost of sewerage. How are you
going to pay your bonds of $20,000
For the 50 to 75 horse power expense
of over $20,000 per annum must be
paid. $700 at least for men to run it
$1000 to pay Annis Cotton Mills Co.
rr n t- vti m i f fin mr f a v nnnuna
etc. nothing. This makes $3, 00 per
annum. The $000 interest on school
indebtedness, $3,000 for your school
teachers, $a)0 lor ponce services,
$1000 for street repairs. And then we
have a bonded debt of $30,000 (water
works $20,000. and school building
$10,000) unprovided for, with an an
nual expense of $0,000. Can McMinn
ville pay it, and make money out of
waterworks? You say yes, unless
you see and feel by now.
Have you ever told this people how
expensive hose are, and how perish
able? They must h:ive hose for
sprinkling gardens or streets. The
rich onlv could buv them. Vet tl
li only could buy them. Yet the
or luivo to help pay the taxes, ami
live too far from the water to ever set
one cent's benefit fioi.i it. I'nju-t
Yes sir. There are many other things
that should come in, but I forbear
with this debt of $30,000 and an an
nual expense of $9,000, you hope to
advance the price of property. Par
don me for offering you a little of my
experience on the prico of property.
I own on Main Street one of th best,
if not the very best, corner business
stands in town. I offered to sell at
$500 less than it sold for over twenty
years ago under old men's rule. More
than one man, yes four or five, had
the money and wanted the property.
They all wanted to know the rents
received. They were told. They
turned off, speaking of taxes, repairs
and interest. Rents too low and taxes
too high. Now sir, before you cau
advance the price of property you
must raise rents and lower your
taxes. .Water works will never.
They increase taxes. Now be it
known to all who read, that I want
no office below a seat in Congress,and
since I am a prohibitionist, and not
qualified for that place, I am out of
office lor life,as the thing now stands.
Yet I must say we need men of ripe
experience to run our corporation
who win never, no never, bond our
property. But men who will build
our colored people a good and every
way comfortable school house, pay
ing for everything as they go,
reducing taxes to 30 cents, 15
cents for schools and 15 cents for cur
rent expenses. With privileges, this
will carry us through this hard year,
Give us a free school of five months
each year, thus giving every boy
and girl six years of schooling free.
between the years of six and eighteen.
This is reform all around. If you are
bound to spend $30,000, then buy a
good farm near by and build school
houses, mechanic's shops, etc., and
educate our boys and girls in such
a way as they will be useful citizens.
Teach them to fill all honorable call
ings. Bringing them up to a high
standard in morals, literature, math
ematics, mecanical arts, and agricul
ture, make men and women.
Those studying books alone for
twelve years, become lazy dudes, and
will suicide before they will work.
Now Mr. Editor, write us a nice
essay on how to make money and
how to take care or it. Give us re
form all round. Then we will say
you are the right kind of a progres
Fooie Tax Payer.
McMinnville produce market.
Corrected weekly by Mead & Ritcbey.
Office Southern Standard,
McMinnville, April 17 1891
During the week country produce
trade has been quiet. The West and
Northwest have largely over supplied
the Eastern markets, and greatly re
duced the price of Southern eggs, 7
to 8 cents is all they are worth in this
market. Dried fruit unchanged.
Poultry is still in good demand at
unchanged pncs. The demand lor
Eastern market will continue two
weeks longer and then we look for
lower prices. Corn is in demand at
80 cents. .
Wheat. 'A bushel 1.00 $1.10
Corn; "A bushel to 80
Flour, t barrel S4.5U to Jjo.oO
Meal. A bushel : 80 to 90
Oats, 'A " ..30
f'KCS, W dozen 7 to 8
Putter. 'A tt 8 to 10
Hens, 'A lb 5
Spring Chickens 10 to 13
Turkeys, "A II 6
Ginseng, p n to 2,ou
Heeswax, 33 id zi
Feathers, lb 35 to 38
Tallow, 'A lb 3M
Green Hides, "A lb 2 to 3
Wool, unwashed, "A lb 20 to 23
" tub washed, 30 to 35
Stock Peas, $ bushel $1.10
White Beaus, "A bushel 1 25
Dried Apples, lbs 7
Peelines and cores 1
" Peaches, "A
" Blackberries, to 7
Green Apples, per bushel C5 to 75
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wheat, from wasrons, $i.05$l.i2
Corn 78 to 81
Oats 0.1 to 05
Hay, prime timothy, per ton. .if 11.00 to $10
imeti Appies , iub
Dried Peaches, halves
Dried Blackberries 7 to "14
Ginseng, dry to Xl.io
Butter 8 1
Eggs '. to
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LIST OF LETTERS.
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ters will please say "Advertised."
Ed. J. Wood, P. M.
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IN WARREN COUNTY
ITON 1, 2, AND 8 YEARS' CREDIT.
On Monday, May 4, 1891,
as execulresses of W. E. B. Jones, dee'd.,
we will sell at the Courthouse door in Mc
Minnville, to the highest bidder at public
auction, upon a credit of 1, 2, and 3 years
with interest from date, notes with solvent
security and lien retained, a tract of land
lying in the 2d civil district of Warren
County, known as the Hull' tract, contain
ing 2WXA acres, conveyed to W, E. B. Jones
by J. E. Huffby deed registered at McMinn
ville, book 13, page 117; also another tract
lying in the 12th civil district of Warren
County, containing 50 acres, conveyed to w.
E. B. Jones by Johason and wife, by deed
registered at McMinnvilie in hook 1 1, pages
476 and 477. ANNIE L. JONES,
LAURA J. JONES,
THIS line Imported Jack will make th"
present season at Smartts Station, and
be allowed to serve mares at the low price of
.00 to insure.
Is black with mealy points, 14?4' handshigh,
extra long and heavy, with line large bone,
and a splendid foal getter.
All nrcitlenlH at ounej s' risk.
F. G. SMARTT & CO..
This fine young stallion will stand the
present season at Ewing Grizzle's stable in
Pleasant Cove. 9 miles East of McMinnville,
and will serve mares at $7.50 to insure live
colt, payable when colt is foaled or property
AH wossible eare will be taken t
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Diiiiy ior any mm iuhj n nr.
nCCPBIDTinN anrf PFll RRFF
UUUUiiu iiwh uuu i buiwitki. i
ri.KET is a dark bav. of fine form and
imi,. ifi hands hich. 6 vears old and weicliB
jOO vounds. He combines t)otli saddle ami
harness qualities to a remarkable degree.
FLEET was sired bv Granville P.. 1st dam.
Wnusie. a marc sired bv French's Moriran
horse; 2d Dam, Nellie, sired bv a thorough'
bred Kcutuckv trotter, Old Pilot; 3d Dam
wHS brown mare bv a Murmon horse ; -Ith
! Dam. a mare sired by Bi n Lane's imports
rce horse, Felix Grundy.
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1 I I .11 I. yAj
835.00 IX IREMir.M-?r .50 for bct
horse colt, i "..Oi) for second best: $7.r0 for
best mare colt. $5.00 for second best. We.
will pay the above premiums on Fleet's colts
of this year's get, to be shewn on F.juarc in
McMinnville the 1st Monday in Sept. 10.'.
F. S. & EWIXG GRIZZLE,