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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE-
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The Birmingham Age-Herald has
reduced the subscription price of its
daily from ten to eight dollars per
The Nashville Herald came out in
a new dress of type last Sunday, and
looks as neat and pretty as a new
It is reported that Joe Mulhatton,
the affable commercial tourist and
versatile liar, is now confined in
Chicago insane asylum.
Gov. Buchanan is reported a3
saying that he sees no necessity for
an extra session of the Legislature,
and that he does not think one will
be called. Great men sometimes
change their minds, and the Govern
or is likely to do so on this point.
The National Republican League
is holding its fourth annual conven
tion in Cincinnati this week. The
body is composed of leading republi
cans from all over the country, and
over 90 per cent of them are for
Blaine for President. Harrison seems
to be out in. the cold.
The rumpas in the Mississippi Al
liance has developed the fact that the
report of the Ocala convention com
inittee which investigated the Geor
gia Senatorial contest was nothing
more nor less than a whitewashing of
Macune. Members of the committee
are now admitting this, and say it
would have bursted the organization
to have done otherwise. We believe
Mr. McDowell was the Tennessee
member of that committee, but he
has not made his statement yet, and
being now burdened with the oner
ous duties of the coal oil inspector
ship, it is quite probable he won't
have time to make any.
Inconsistent Ben Harrison.
St. Louis Fost-Dispntch.
The President should not have
serted, as he did in one ot his Tonnes
see speeches, that ''the Confederate
soldiers has a full, honorable and un
grudged participation in all the bon
:fits of a great and just Govern
ment." The President was in the
Senate when his party defeated the
bill to repeal section 1218 of the Re
vise Statutes, which. forbids the ap
pointment to any position in the
United States. Army or any person
who served the Confederate States, or
any insurgent State, or any military,
naval or civil capacity. The Presi
dent knows that this disqualification
is retained in the statutes, while the
the Confederate soldier does his "full,
honorable and ungrudged" part in
ihe payment of $140,000,000 a year of
Union soldiers pensions, and can be
reled on to do his "full, honorable
;ind ungrudged" part in fighting for
the Union whenever a war occurs
McDowell says the Sub-Treasury
Plan is "Getting There."
hix congressional unions in Ten
nessee have organized and strongly
i-nuorseu uie ucaia demands, incluu
ingthe sub-treasury principle, and
yet the political howlers on the out
sido would make the impression that
our people are woeiully divided on
our demands. Richardson s concres
1 -.. ..-A. . &
smnai uisinci union is me only one
that has failed to fall in line on this
question, and, we learn that the
Uetion lias not come up yet in that
ongressional union, u e do know
however, that brethren in that dw
irict are as loyal to the order as they
in other part-; of the State.
Washington, April 20, 1891.
Representative Springer, not to he
behind the other candidates tor the
speakership of the House, has Riven
out, in the shape of a newspaper in
terview, a statement of his position
upon the various questions now be
fore the country. Needless to say
that he stands upon good solid dem
ocratic ground, just as he has done
for lo these many years. Mr. Spring
er's opinion on New York politics,
expressed In the same interview, has
excited much interest here. Hesays
that Representative Roswell P.
Slower, who was the chairman of
the democratic Congressional com
mittee last year, will certainly be
nominated for Govornor of New
York this year, and that if he is
elected by a phenomenally large ma-
ority as he thinks he will be, he will
be the rresiaenuai nominee or tne
party noxt year.
Such prominent South Oarolinlans
as ex-Governor Thompson, now the
democratic Civil Service Commis
sioner pay that the telegraph reports
of a movement in South Carolina for
the assertion of the democratic party
by a large number of white men who
will act with the republicans in the
future Is news to them, and they all
express themselves as not believing
such a movement possible in that
The fact that Mr. Harrison is jeal
ous of Mr. Blaine has long been ap
parent, but a story that I acciden
tally stumbled upon makes it out
even a worse case than I thought it
to be. Russell Harrison, according
to my information, who is now trav
elling with the" Presidential party,
took occasion before leaving Wash
ington to intimate to several people
whom he thought to be unfriendly
towards Mr. Blaine, that he thought
it was a shame that his father,
who had been forced to almost re
sort to compulsion to prevent Mr.
Blaine taking steps towards con
ciliating the Italian Government
should be deprived of the credit for
the firm stand taken by this Govern
ment in that matter, when it was to
him, and to him alone that it was
due. Russell also said that ''Father
may find it necessary to break with
Mr. Blaine, in order to place himself
in the proper light before the people."
Poor things !
The republican past office officials
are indulging in a great deal of self
congratulation over the establishment
of post offices on several lines of ocean
steamers for the distribution of mail
matter in transit, which is exploited
as something entirely new, and due
to the fertile Wanamaker brain.
Away back in the Buchanan admin
istration similar post omces were
maintained on the lake steamers
that ran into Chicago and if brother
Wanamaker will examine the rec'
ords of his office when he gets back
to Washington he may be able to get
some useful pointers on the conduct
of steamboat post offices. The
steamship post office is an excellent
idea, but it did not originate with
Secretary Foster having -returned
from his political trip to New York
he and Senator Sherman put their
heads together to make a little fun
for ex-Governor Foraker in Ohio this
year. I asked Senator Sherman if it
was true that he intended retiring
from public life at the end of his
present term, but I am still waiting
for the answer he talked about the
prevalence of the grip very freely,
but of politics nota word. However,
its dollars to wood tooth picks that
John Sherman never willingly re
Secretary Proctor has gone to Ver
mont to iook alter his marble quar
nes, and incidentally to clinch the
bargain he is believed to have long
ago made to succeed Senator Ed
munds. I should like to know ex
actly the number of days that Mr.
Proctor has spent in his office in the
War department since he became a
member of the cabinet officer in my
time has ever touched his record as
The Alliance is undoubtedly a
great organization, a move in the
right direction to accomplish a revo
lution and reform, and the hope and
strength of the farmers for relief lies
in it if properly directed, and it is a
pity and a shame to have it diverted
and its hope and fortune wrecked by
such men as Dr. Macune, who is try
ing to use it to divide the 1 oinocracy
of the South. Clarksvillo l,eaf
C'hronical. A new courthouse
is to le built at
for lMic.'i county
Itoyton, to cost
Fogie and the Water Work.
"A Narrow Minded Fogie Tax
Pnyer"took up so much of our spaco
last week trying to tell what he
thinks he knows about electric light
plants, and what he admits he don't
know about water works plants, that
we had no room left for reply. Our
object in inviting discussion of the
electric light and water works. ques
tions through the Standard was to
get both sides of the matter fairly be
fore the people. The city ownership
of the electric light plant not being at
present legal, (which fact we were
not aware of when we brought the
matter up), and the water works
question having assumed a different
phase, the whole discussion is re
lieved of all practical interest, but
there are just a few points in "Tax
Payer's''' article which we wish to
A very familliar old adage says
"figures Won't lie," but everybody
knows that Imaginary figures are
very misleading:, and a skillful figurer
can, drawing upon his imagination
for supposable cases, with these
simple little signs make any kind of
a showing he may wish. It is true
that the original owners of our elec
tric light plant lost money, ana a
majority of the stock was bought up
for 50 cents on the dollar. . We assert
ed that somebody was making
money out of our electric light plat
now. "Tax Payer" responds "that
there is now ten shares of this stock
on the market at . oo cents, with no
purchase." Yet the parties holding
the majority of stock, purchased at
50 cents, would not sell the whole for
less than 75 to 100 cents, and would
not sell a block of ten shares, if the
control of the plant went with it, for
200 cents. It i3 thus evident that
they are very well satisfied with their
holdings, and this could not be with-
out it was proving profitable to them
The ''golden rule" is not considered
as applicable to the business of stock
companies and chartered corpora'
tions. They are worked entirely
upon the principle of "do unto others
as others would do unto you."
Regarding water works, the figures
"Tax Payer" gives are entirely im
aginary. We never supposed for an
instant that any set of men would go
at establishing water works after tho
hap-hazard plan which "Tax Payer"
pictures. When these plants are es
taDiisnea, a civil engineer is em
ployed to get up all the necessary
plans and specifications, estimates of
costs, etc. Rights of way, water
privileges, etc., are then secured, and
contracts for the work let to the
lowest responsible bidder. e are
tought in holy writ that "the earth
is the Lord's and the fullness there
of," but "Tax Payer" would lead us
to believe that Annis Cotton Mills
and Falcon Roller Mills hold the
till to the earth and all of the sur
rounding elements. In caseMcMinn-
ville should establish water works, it
would not be absolutely necessary to
use water from tho mill pond, but if
it should become necessary to use
this water, the city would not have
to pay the above named mills one
cent for it, as we are informed that
the United States Supreme Court has
reuaereu no less man eignt decisions
covering this point.
Regarding "Tax Payer's" Main
Street property which he says ho of
fered for $o00 less than it sold for
twenty years ago, be fails to state
that one of his offers on said property
was accepted, but he declined it. He
isn't near as anxious to sell that
property as he would lead people to
believe ho is. McMinnville property
is not depreciating in value any now,
nntvithstnririinr "tlna hnrrl vnot"
and the agitation of water works.
We are not in favor of bonding
the town for any purpose if it can be
avoided. Bonded debts are a great
evil, but sometimes become neces
sary, notwithstanding their evil na
ture. We would much prefer water
works without a bonded debt, and
1 I. A 1 .
we wouiu mucn rainer a stock com
pany should build, own, and operate
them than for the city to undertake
it, but if a bonded debt should be
necessary iu secure water works we
would favor it, considering always
that it should be created and the
money expended under proper res
frictions. Should there be any dan
ger, however, of public affairs being
administered after the style "Tax
Payer" sets forth in his article, we
believe we would be in favor of
abolishing the corporation altogether,
and putting the town under the pro
tecting wing of that shinning syni
bal of progressive ideas, the County
"Tax Payer's' .'illusion to educa
tional matters is not gerniaue'to the
question, and his ideas of education
being admittedly those :! "A Nor-row-Minded
Fogie," are not worth
consideration of a newspaper r of
newspaper readers of today.
t? W'iiVt- 'ft? 7i?it?ri? ''fl??
MfiS. ft. A. BRIDGES
has personally selected and purchased
from the largest houses in Louisville, a large
and varied stock in all of the above lines,
embracing all of the
in everything from a luce handkerchief to
a complete outfit for a lady's wardrobe.
MRS. PENCE, of Louisville, will have
charge of the trimming department again
MRS. CROXTON, an experienced dress
maker, will be in charge of that depart
ment. Trices for making dresses. $5 to $10.
A cordial invitation is extended to all the
ladies to call and examine my
New Spring Stock
.flTTR 3 VWT MTT .T .Q
Hanlan, Warrsa County, Tena.
J. W. Johnson,
These mills are fitted up with the latest
improved Roller Process 'Machinery, and
are prepared to do the very best class of
merchant and custom work. Mr. J. W.
jonnson, tne miner, nas had long experi
ence, l nave recently ount a large audi
tion to the mill for storing grain, and will
tnke all wheat offered at the Highest Cash
Price. Custom solicited and fullest satiS'
SYLVESTEE EEOWEE, Prop'r.
HOUSE and LOT.
On Monday, May 4, 1391.
At 1 o'clock p. m., at the Courthouse door
in McMinnville, as executor of M. L. Settle.
dee'd., I will offer for sale to the highest
bidder, at public auction, the house and lot
on southwest corner of Main nnd Chancery
Streets, in McMinnville, at which deceased
resided at time of her death ' Notes due
12 months after note, and personal security
: 1 I . .. I l' ... ,
reiiuirtu ui iiuri nnncr, wiiu lieu reiHineu.
I will also on the same day, nt the resi
dence, sell for Cash, wardrobe, bureau, bed'
stead, mattresses, window shudes, work box
buckets, coal scuttle, rugs, work stand, brass
kettle, writing table, pans, candle stand
meal seive, tin stana, rocking eliair, 4 com
mon chnirs, nnd one carpet.
JOHN IT. SAVAGE,
The County Court at its April Term. 1801
Dy resolution passed, ordered that th
liridge Committee should receive private
subscription from the citizens in the neigh
borhoods where bridges are to be built, and
the bridge thnt receives Ihe largest sub
scription in proportion to the cost, of th
bridge shall get the first bridge built. Th
Bridge Committee having decided that fou
bridges are needed, to wit: one across Hick'
ory Creek, near its mouth; one aerosi Bar
ren Fork, between the factory and Beershe
ba foid; one across Collins Uiver, near
River, on the Sparta road. Now the Bridg
Committee, in obedience to the order of th
J..IJMU .itllWlin, tll.U UIIC IRIUBfl WU1U
County Court, will receive private Bubscrip'
lions on solvent persona . in eacn 01 in
above named sites until the 1st Monday i
ju ay, j. v.i i. inis April , is'ji.
J. C. BILES,
Cnairman Bridge Committee.
Subscribe for the Standard. $1.00.
A GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES
MOn FORD & BILES have reduced the price on South Bend Chilled Plows from 50 cts
to $1.50 on each plow. They are also agents for the Chattanooga Chilled Plow, the
Leader in Low Prices. Morford & Biles guarantee every South Bend Chilled Plow, and
every Chattanooga Chilled Plow, to give perfect satisfaction, to be Light Draft and Per
fect Turning Plows, none better. Don't pay high prices for chilled plows, but save vour
ilollais by buying Warranted Plows from Morford k Biles nt low prices. We have a large
Steel Plows and Repairs, Hardware, Groceries, Stoves,
Tennessee Wagons and Farm Implements,
AT "PRICES THAT DEFY COMPETITION. CALL AND SEE OUR CHEAP PRICES.
RTorford & Biles,
TTk Chichesters English. Reo Cross ffk Diamond Bruno A
THE ORIRINIL IND GENUINE. Th nnl ftafn. Asm.
Ladle. Mk Dnifzial far Vhich'Htr
buivs plrl wiib dlus ribbon. Tali
All ptht Id pasteboard boiep, pink wrapper, art dnnfftniNN countcrfolla. At Drnftjtifts.or knd
4c. in stamp, for particulars, ttlmonialf, and "Keller for ldlea, in Mfer, n return MalL
1O.0OO Ti-silrnoiiials. A'imm Pnptr. CHICHESTER. CHEMICkL Co., Madlaoa Caasrav
fculd bj tall Lucul Itruuglata. I'UILAOLU'UI A, J' A.
In Circuit Court of Warren County.
Jones Pros, vs. Henry Webb.
IN opedience to an orderof sale issued to
me by the Honorable Circuit Court of
Warren County, Tenu., at its January
Term, 1891, 1 will sell on
. Saturday, Hay 9th, 1891,
at the Courthouse door in MoMiunville,
ler.n., to the highest bidder, for crsIi, the
reversionary interest of Henry Webb in the
following described lot in the town of Mo
MinnvilleTenu., on which he now lives,
to-wit: Hounded on the north by Thomp
son, on the south by Young, on the east
by Geo. Steedly, on the west by the street.
Levied on and to be sold as tho property
of Henry Webb, to satiaty a judgment ob
tained against him in favor of Jones Bros.,
before C. G. Iliack, J. P., on the 28th day of
August, 1890, for the sum of f 11.65, together
with costs of this suit.
This April Itith. 1891,
I. L. RAEAY, Sheriff.
In Circuit Court of Warren County.
Womack & Colville vs. II. M. & G. W.
IX obedience to an order of sale issued to
me by the Honorable Circuit Court of
Warren County, at its January Term, 1891,
I will sell on
SlTtKDAY, MAY 9, IS9I,
t the Courthouse dior in McMinnvlll.
Tenn., to the highest bidder, for cash, the
reumindei and reversionary interest of H.
M. aewuy and G. W. Newby in and to the
following described real estate, to-wit :
A tract of land Ivine in the 12th civil die.
trict of Warren County, Tenn., bounded or
the north by the lands of James Wimlev, on
the east by the lands of J. M. Davenport, on
the south by the lands of Tom Rust, M. S.
Oliver and W. W. Allen, on the west by the
lands of Samel Bratcher and wife. Caroline
Bratcher, containing in all two hundred
Levied on and to be sold as the nrnnertv
of H. M. and G. W. Newbv. to satisfv a
ndgeuient obtained against them in favor
if Womack A Colville. on the 2,1 dav of
September. 1889. before S. V. Vanhooser. J.
P., for the sum of $17.57. together with the
costs of said suit. This April lfith. 1891.
I. L. RHEAY, Sheriff.
In Circuit Court of Warren County
Barton & Jones vs. Thos. Farles.
IN obedience to an order of sale issued to
me by the Honoranle Circuit Coart of
Warren County, at its January Term, 1891,
I will sell on
NATI'KIIAY, JlX 9. 1891,
at the Courthouse door in McMinnville,
Tenn.;tothe highest bidder, for cash, the
reversionary interest of 1 tins. 11. tarles in
the following described real estate, to-wit:
A tract of land lying in the 12th civil dis
trict of Warren "County, Tenn., containing
100 acres, more or less.'and bounded as fol
lows: On the north by the lands of J. 8.
Denby and Byrd Fowler, on the east by the
lands of M. Y. Troglen, on the south by the
lands of Sam V. Vanhooser. on the west
by the land of J. S. Denby
levied on and to lie sold as the uronertv
of Thomas It. Earles, to satisfy a judgment
obtained against him in favor of Barton &
Jones, before T. M Keele, an acting Justice
of the peace for Cnnnon County, Tenn., on
the 7th day of Feb., 1881, for the sum of
$75.00, together with costs of this suit.
This April ltith, 18!U.
I. L. RHEAY, Sheriff.
In Chancery at McMinnville, Tenn.
Wni. Ilennessee ctals., vs. Luster IIenness?e
IN this cause, it appearing to the satisfac
tion of the Clerk and Master from Com
plainant's bill, which is sworn to, thnt the
Def's.Luster Hennessee and husband, whoso
name is unknown, Gilbert Ilennessee, John
Ilennessee, Audley Ilennessee and Idell
Ilennessee are non residents of the State of
Tennessee so that the ordinary process of
law cannot be served on them. It is there
fore ordered that publication be made for
four consecutive weeks in the SOUTHERN
Standard, a newspaper published in Mc
Minnville, Tenn., requiring said Defendants
to appear before the Chancery Court to be
held at tho Courthouse in McMinnville,
Tenn., on the 4th Monday in May nxt, then
nnd there to p'ead, . answer or demur to
Complainant's bill or same will be taken for
confessed ns to them, and cause set for hear
ingex parte. This April lfith, 1K!)1.
J.C. BILES, C&N.
F. M. Smith and Thos. C. Lind, Solicitors
. Having qualified os Administrator of Col.
James H. Hughes, deceased., in the County
Court of Wurren County, all persons owing
said estate are required to make settlement
immediately with the undersigned, and all
persons having claims against said estate
will present the same within the time pre
scribed bv law, or they will be barred.
April 22, 1892.
t JSnatUh IHamond ilrand Id Kjd tnil tlUA ntAil4
mo otnrr Lind. A'rfuM SWj.rnih.mj mud Imuatitmt.