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VOL. XII. MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, MAY 2, 1891. NO. 24
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x DINING ROOM SETS,
East Main Street, - McMINNVILIE, TENN.
Fresh fish on ice at A. M. Jones'
Miss Lizzie Ross spent last week
See Thurman's regular advertise
ment this week.
Go to Smith & Thurman's for
your fancy groceries.
If you want bargains in Shoes
go to Cunningham's.
There are not many farmers com
ing to town these days.
Fresh arrivals of lemons and
bananas at I). L. Brown's.
Buy your new spring suit at Cun
ningham's and save money.
-Mrs. (). Plumacher, ol Beersheba,
was here one day this week.
-Cunningham can fit both your
foot and your pocket book in Shoes.
For Sale. Two pair of Black
Poland China pigs. Apply at this
Foil Rent. A three-room cot
tage on Sprii.g Street. Apply at this
-W. C. & B. F. Womaek are full
up on lresh groceries and provisions
f all kinds.
Corn, Bacon, Cabbage, and any-
thing you want to eat at V. C. & B.
Smith & Thurman are offering
some low prices in groceries. Call
and see them.
-New arrivals of Shoes, Clothing,
Dry Goods and Notions at J. M
Master Clarence Athearu, of
Spaita, visited relatives here a few
days last week.
Messrs. C. C. Cantrell and W. J.
iohon, trt'o genial Commercial drum
mers were here this week.
Have you seen that show case
full of new candies at I). (. Jenkins'?
Every box is choice and fresh.
I). L. Brrwn had his cellar clean
ed out Wednesday, preparatory to
filling it up with ice next week.
Mr. Chas. M. Morford was in
Nashville two or tbree days this
week, returning home Thursday.
Finds us with a large and well assorted Stock of Spring and
Summer Goods in our various departments. Xo Japanese
lanterns are needed to illuminate our stock. We think we
have goods and prices on every floor that will stand on their
Ginghams, Challis, Chevoitts.Ponges,
White Goods in large varieties.
In ten days we will open a bran new
line of Wash Fabrics and Fine Black
Linen Lawn Flouncings.
a line of Sample Straw Hats, all
sizes, for Misses, Men and Boys at
less than wholesale prices. Now is
your time to bring your head around
and get a lit.
BARGAINS IN HANDKERCHIEFS.
Just received, 150 Mens' Handker
chiefs at 10 cents.
l-"0 Ladies' Handkerchiefs at 5 cents.
We have in stock a large line of
Linen Handkerchiefs at all prices.
Mens' and Boys' Spring Suits in al
qualities, besides a large assortment
of Coats and Vests at medium prices
See our entire line of
Gents' Furnishing Goods.
For two weeks only we will show a line of Sample . Carpets
from one of the largest houses in America in fine goods. I
you arc interested in Fine Carpets, call at once and sec them
We have a regular line of Carpets, Rugs, Curtains, Poles,
Rings, . Chains, Oil -Cloths, Etc., to which we invite
your attention. Sec our Xew
Col. Savage was in from his farm j
Wednesday, looking after imple
ments, seeds, etc. He continues to
gain strength, though slowly.
The preachers will have to get up
unusually interesting Bermons for
next Sunday to even divide attention
with the new bonnets and dresses.
-Mr. II. L. Stubblefield had the
finest sheep in his flock killed by
dogs one night this week, and is now
a stronger advocate than ever before
of a dog law.
The McMinnville Commercial
Club will send a delegation to the
state business men's convention
which meets in Nashville at noon
The Commercial Club has a com
mittee at work raising a subscription
to secure the first bridge over Barren
Fork river, near town, in accordance
with the proposition of the County
Miss Samantha Rankin died it t
Tullahoma at 10: 10 o'clock last Wed
nesday. The remains were brought
here on the noon train Thursday, and
interred. in the new cemetery that af
Mr. J. 1). F.lkins, the popular
clerk in the Warren House otiice for
some time past, has accepted a posi
tion with the McMinnville Hardware
Co., where he invites all of his friends
to give him a call.
The first of May is here again.
Now what about a big union pie nic
of all the Sunday Schools of McMinn
ville? It would be a hard day's
work on the grown folks, but lots of
fun to the little ones.
The price of corn is climbing
steadily upward, and will in all
probability reach the dollar mark
long befoie the new crop is made. If
this year's crop should prove such n
failure as that of last year, it would
cause great suffering.
The Methodist District Conference
convenes at Manchester today (Fri
day.) Rev. J. T. Curry, Messrs. J.
T. Kelton,- J. P. Bostick, W. L.
Swann, J. E. Jones, and J. M. Bur
roughs are the delegates in attend
ance from the McMinnville Church.
Engineer John Lane has been off
duty this week for the first time in
four years. On account of the usual
Dr. Stainback is ready for the spring lull in business the Nashville,
Chattanooga & St. Louis Railroad has
laid off about COO men from its force
of over 2,000, for periods ranging
from 30 to 100 days.
We have heard it suggested that
the various churches should all agree
on o'clock for Sunday School and
10:30 for the morning preaching ser-
vicesduring the summer. One church
cannot well make the change without
all conform to it. Let the pastors get
together and discuss the matter.
J. V. Gray has purchased the
stock and fixtures of Smartt & Co.,
and now occupies their old stand on
North side Square. Mr. Gray is
making fresh additions to the stock
aliiMjst daily. He will keep si full
line of Groceries, Confections, Canned
Goods, Cigars, Tobaccos, etc., and
sell at the lowest prices for cash. He
invites a call from everybody. Goods
At Wartrace last week the Pros
bytery of Nashville placed in the
hands of Rev. J. I). Murray the call
of the McMinnville Presbyterian
Church for his pastoral services,
which was accepted by him. The
summer campaign he has had a
new fishing boat built this week.
Notice of the corporation election
to be held next Saturday will be
found in our advertising columns.
Thurman Bros & Co. have some
special bargains advertised in their
regular space. Don't fail to read it.
Mr. J. A. Northcut has just com
pleted a handsome new fence in front
of his residence on Chancery Street.
Col. Fd. J. Wood has moved
with his family to Mr. W. II. Ross'
dwelling house on the Nashville road.
Mr. C. C. Cooper, a representative
of the Nashville American, was here
Wednesday and made us a pleasant
Prof. S. J. Farris was here a day
or two this week in the interest of a
Nashville building and loan assoeia
Misses Bertha Stone and Ella
Starry, two charming young ladies of
Manchester, visited friends here last
D. O. Jenkins has a full stock of
fresh family groceries of all kinds
Miss Lura Bell, now of Hardin
College, Mo., a graduate of Bethel
College, and also of the Snuver Col
lege of Languages, has accepted the
position of presiding teacher in C. F.
College, Miss Roberts retiring after
the present term. Miss Bell was for
several years a prominent member of
the faculty of Trinity University,
Texas, and comes with the strongest
endorsement f that institution. The
College is to be congratulated on this
valuable accession to its corps of
teachers. Miss Eddins, now at the
head of the music department ol
Bethel College, has accepted a posi
tion as teacher of instrumental music.
Miss Haden, now of the Tennessee
Female College at Franklin, will fill
the position of teacher of elocution.
Dr. Coke Smith, of Vanderbilt
University, delivered an interesting
lecture last Thursday evening at the
College, under the auspices of the
Epworth League of th Methodist
Church. His subject Was "The
Model Match," and the , lecture was
replete with sound philosophy, good
sense, wholesome instruction and ad
vice elegantly and tersely expressed.
The rich vein of humor running
through the whole addres rendered
it intensely enjoyable, and evoked
unstinted applaus Detailing!
most graphic manner the courtship
of Boaz and Ruth, under the skillful
manipulation of that model match
maker, Naomi, he drew therefrom
some most valuable and serviceable
reflections pertaining to this impor
tant and practical, as well as senti
mental, period of life. Altogether it
was one of the most entertaining and
instructive lectures to which the peo
ple of McMinnvillo have beeu treat
ed for a long time. He was greeted
by a fine audience of the best people
of the town, who would gladly have
the opportunity of hearing thedistin
guished lecturer again. The library
fund of the League was considerably
increased by the proceeds of the lec
ture. Mot ice.
Having sold my stock of goods to
W. Gray, this is to notify all par
ties indebted to me to come and set
tle at once, as the business must be
settled up. Save cost.
This April 30 181)1.
T. C. Smaiitt, Sit.
V hen you want anything to eat give committee appointed to install him
him a call. arc, i(iu t w Ktnrw ftf Nashville.
Mr. C. It. Morford and family and Rev. K. A. Ramsey ot Murirees
spent a day and night of this week boro, with Dr. Jerry vwtnerspoon oi
with relatives out in Hie fnereuse Nashville and Rev. . t. Uark Ot
Davis Sewing Machines,
We are now Agents for several of the best Sewing Machines
nil iros Ho,
A dwelling house of six rooms to
rent. Large yard, garden, and fine
well. Apply to F. E. Jones, at the
Mr. II. F. Wenning, a represen
tative of the Chattanooga Times, was
here one day this week in the inter
est of that journal.
Mr. John Hill Eakin, of Nash
ville, was here one day this week
looking after some property interests
which he holds here.
A. D. Murphy has moved his
shoe shop to the building lately occu
pied by J. W. Gray, on Spring street,
opposite Gartner's shop.
alternates. The in
Every voter in McMinnville
should bo certain that every man for
whom he casts his vote next Satur
day is in hearty sympathy with our
public schools. Our city schools are
of more importance to McMinnville
than any other public or private in
stitution in the town, and no man
should be elected on the Board who
is not a pronounced advocate of the
schools. Not only this, but every
man elected should be heartily in la
vor of maintaining the present high
standard of the schools, and opposed
i to anv ctirtailitir of the time taught.
.1 Suggestion to the New Boa rd.
A lady reader of the Standard
sends us the following note.
Mr. Editor: In your lively dis
cussion concerning electricity, water,
etc., the greatest necessity of our town
is dropped out of notice. Take the
hogs oir of the streets. Try to be de
cent before you try to bt; aristocratic.
At the Churches Tomorrow.
Dr. Phillips will preach as usuai
at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
Preaching at 11 a. m. and 7:30 y
m. by Rev. J. D. Murray.
Usual services at 10:30 a. m. and
7:30 p. m. by Elder W. P. Faulkner.
CUM BERLA X D PRESB YTEIUA N.
Dr. Stainback will fill his pulpit at
the usual hours Sunday morning and
The pastor being absent in attend
ance upon District Conference, there
will be no services in this Church
A Xeio Order.
A new farmer's benefit order has
been started in McMinnville. It has
but two members as yet, Mr. R. H.
Mason, who is the originator and
president, and Mr. Win. Hennessee,
high private and general organizer.
They call it the "Farmer's Reliance."
Its platform of principles is brief and
to the point, towit: "Work hard ten
hours in the day, three hundred days
in the year, never come to town
without bringing something to sell,
and never buy anything without pay
ing for it." The order is free to every
body, holds no secret meetings, and
the charter members guarantee that
every farmer who joins and lives up
to its principles will find himself in
easy circumstances nt the end of ten