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8 SOUTHERN STANDARD MCM1N N VILLE, TEN N ESS EE. SATURDAY, MAY 2, U'qi.
A cream of tartar baking
powder. Highest of all in
leavening strength. Latest
U. S. Government Food lie
port. PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
ALBERT SEITZ, M. D.,
L'HYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Office witl V. M. Smith, Esq.,
i'ast Main Street McMinnville, Teun.
W. J. JOLLY, M.D.,
PHYSICIAN ami SFKCIALIST.
Ofliee at Renidenre on Went Main Street
A B. RAMSEY, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SUKC.EON,
McMinnville, Ten ti .
Ofliee hours at residence on West Main
SWet 7 to 8 n. m., 12 to 1 und t! to 7 p. m
A. J. PARKER, M.D.,
PHYSICIAN and SUItGKOX,
ISosk Cave, Tens.,
Will be found nt his residence at nil hours
unless professionally absent.
W. H. MOORE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN and SUUGEON,
Will be found at his drug store nt all hours
unless professionally absent.
Office over the
store of A II.
'(iross, in Potts
McM INN VILLE, TENN.
I1AVR0N & BAKEU,
Surveyors and Civil Engineers.
Office Potts ISIook,
M'oM I NN VI ULK TENN ESSEE.
UDIES' FURNISHING GOODS.
Mrs. R. A. Midge
has personally helected and purchased
from the largest houses iu Louisville, a large
and varied stock in nil of the above lines,
embracing all of the
in everything from a lace handkerchief to
complete outfit for a lady's wardrobe.
MBS. PENCE, of Louisville, will have
cfiarge of the trimming department sixain
ilRS. CROXTON, au experienced dress
utflker, will be iu charge of that depart
ment. Prices for making dresses, $o to 10.
A cordial invitation is extended to all the
ladies to call and examine my
New Spring Stock.
VI. I. persons buying rlaims a?.iin-t the
estate of M. A. I'oty. dee'd., will pre
aCnt the same to me within the time pre
PIUed bv law ur the khiiic will be debarred.
Afay 1, ISPt M1'S I.. .1. IOTY.
For the Standakd.
' GI11LS DO HAVE FUN.
We girls do have fun,
We ccn swing, jump rope, and iuu,
Down to the creek a fishing go,
Don't care for the swimming, tho',
If the water is not deep
We can wade in the nhude
And not soil our clothes,
But keep them nice as just made,
Then go home over the hill,
Not round by tho nsill
To play in dirty dust;
To get a hard fall
Is no fun at all,
So that we will shun
And have ever so much fun.
We know that to be good
And attend to what is told us,
We won't want to be boys,
Neither to know what he does.
We can be pleasant. all day,
For happiness comes that way.
It is not measured by the peck
It reaches far round and above the neck,
We do have lovely fun.
We can Bit and sing and talk,
And cut quilt pieces and doll rags,
And iix pretty ribbon tags.
And sew and sweep and cook,
And read the best of hooks,
And not tell ma about the boys,
Because fun can be without rude noise.
We girls have quiet fun.
To bv a boy and whoop and yell and holler,
Would not be for many a dollar.
IV e wear slippers and thin, cool dress,
And roll a hoop without d istress.
Yes, we have fun in our play,
Because we are uerfect in our way.
We have fine fun.
Perhaps you euvy us girls,
To be one you would give a world,
And wear long plaited hair
To fall so pretty over the chair.
To clime to fame above the trees,
Thoughts better than bumble bees,
Aud wear dresses which set
More beautiful than a somerset,
And climb to bights far over the shed
Aud illume the mind deep in our head,
Go to our books and study them well
So we can play, for we will know how,
Don't you think girls have fun now?
roil I Work.
About 2 o'clock last Sunday after
noon some little boys while, wading
around in a pond in the north part of
town, between the places of Mr. John
Biles and Dr. Fills, found the dead
body of a mulatto infant, tied up in a
seamless grain bag. It was a large,
well developed boy baby, and had
probably been in water three or four
weeks. It is the opinion of all who
saw it that the child was murdered.
A coroner's jury had the case under
investigation Monday and Tuesday,
but the verdict has not been given
The Water Works.
The water works ordinance sub
mitted to the people at the general
election next Saturday, has not been
perfected in every particular. Should
the people ratify the proposition, the
new Board will consider the ordi
nance in detail and adjust any points
which are not altogether satisfactory.
The point to be taken into considera
tion by voters is simply shall we have
tiro protection at a cost of $1000 a
year. Under this ordinance no ad
ditional taxation will be required for
the purpose. When what was called
"tlie young men's administration"
took hold of our city government
three years ago, the city revenues
were but little over $3000 per year.
Without any increase in the rate of
taxation, our city revenues now
amount to about $7000 a year. For
tho year ending May 1st, about $2500
were expended on street work. Our
streets aie all now in good condition,
and can be kept that way for many
years to come with an expenditure
of $500 a year. Our taxable values
are increasing every year, and our
present rate of taxation will be am
pie to provide the new school build
ings, keep the schools up to the
present high standard for ten mouths
in the year, pay the ordinary running
expenses of the corporation, and the
water rental. Should the water
works enable U3 td check one fire in
any business block in town, enough
would bo saved thereby to pay tho
water rents for from twenty to fifty
years. The reduction In insurance
rates is another very important item
Citizens who have the welfare of the
town at heart should consider the
matter in all its hearings, and de
cideand vote in favor of progress.
Chattanooga had two big fires last
.Wednesday, with losses aggregating
nearly a quarter of a million dollars
The freight depot of the Eat Ten
nessee, Virginia A- Oeorgia Bailroad
was burned, with !4 frieght cars,
many of them loaded w ith merchan
dise. The road suffered a loss of
nearly one hundred thousand dol
lars. The Campbell Furniture Co.,
wore the-next largest lookers, their
; 1 looting up about ity thousand
A RELIC OF DUELING DAYS.
How the Two Button Came to He on the
Hark or the Frock Coat.
For many years the two buttons have
figured at tho waist line of the back of
tho man's skirt or frock coat. Now,
why are they there? For ornament and
effect? Not so originally, for these two
buttons were at their beginning for ser
vice and not for decoration. If you put
their inception back into the time when
the hisr square art embixridered and
gorgi'ously-lined overcoats were worn,
two centuries ago, and when the gal
lants of the time were wont to go forth
on dress-parade with the sword at the
side and ready to resent any informal
ity of etiquette, you will find that in or
der to reach the side-arm more readily
the skirts of the coat were turned hack
in a reverse-shaped way and buttoned
or looped upon two buttons at the back
placed as these arc at the present day.
In this way they secured an immunity
from drapery when the "command came,
'Draw and defend yourself," and at the
6ame time exploited .a segment of the
rich inside of the skirt of the coat in a
rery effective way. The tinsel, the
side-arm, the court etiquette, the duello
and the gorgeous flowered texture of
the coat have trone before, but those
two buttons remain on the tail-coats of
to-day, a suggestion . of that period of
laces, brocades and romance. Chicago
Inexpensive 1 mil at Ions Very Commonly
To provide for the yery general fash
ion of wearing fur bands upon the cos
tume, there are certain new woven text
iles which bear a close resemblance to
fur, There are productions of the loom
so like the expensive Persian lambskin
that an expert alone could tell the dif
ference. Gray krimmer and black as
trakhan are likewise admirably copied,
new productions, in these trimmings
being displayed this week. These imi
tations in suit silk wool are really in bet-,
ter taste than the host of cheap feather
bands and inferior skins indifferently
dyed to imitate more expensive fur, for
instance, "blue fox,' which sold for a
song. Genuine blue fox is only used
on wraps of great value, but many
women walk abroad in the dreadful im
itation of "blue fox' a dyed fur and a
dyed blue that would scare any fox who
saw it. Of course blue fox is not blue
at all. "It is so called because it isn'tt"
a wise furrier once explained. Few
people know the fur when they see it,
or have the least idea of its actual val
ue, and as it is neither sabls nor seal,
its price when given is invariably pro
vocative of ejaculations. N. Y. Post. .
Stylish Basque und rrlnresse Gowns.
Jacket fronts are still worn over loose
vests, finished with a pointed Swiss belt
of velvet the color of the fronts. Alter
coat sleeves by draping folds of the sec
ond material at the top. or cut a V out
at the top reaching half way to the el
bow, and fill in the space with a puff of
the contrasting goods. Hound and V
shaped yokes are set plainly over the
basque and thus hide soiled or worn
spots. Girdle pieces of velvet, embroid
ery or passementerie are sloped to a
point in front. Pointed b::iue backs
sfre fhii.MK'd with a full cabbage rosette
of velvet, and ribbon is yet worn round
the edge of the bodice. Worn collars
may be covered with tabs of ribbon,
one on each side of the front pointed to
ward the back, or with ribbon sewed
on the inner side and turned, over on the
collar. Princesse backs are usually
seen on cloth or heavy repped silk
gowns. The latter have a slightly drap
ed, embroidered or bordered front and
pointed vest, while the latter have the
full vest and skirt front of brocade,
Both have large velvet rosettes in the
back, just below the waist-line. Ladies'
The Power of the Press.
First Tramp Say, cully, where'd ye
git your togs? I wouldn't hev knowed
ye if 'twan't that I was acquainted wid
yer bloomin nose.
Second Tramp Struck a snap, ole
man. I guyed a newspuper bloke by
tellin' how I was left a cool million by a
rich uncle in England, and he printed
de yarn. See?
First Tramp See what?
Second Tramp Why, I'll be blowed
ef half de town didn't make up ter me
an treat me like a prince in disguise,
N"ew suit ev clo's, a good square meal,
an' a cigar, that's what 1 got out er it
De power of the press, cully, is what
did it. Cbfcago limes.
Overwork at the Table.
It is not overwork except at the table
which causes so many to break down,
There is a great deal more softening of
the liver than softening of the brain
too much exercise of the jaws and not
enough of the muscles. People are dy
ing everywhere of physical excesses, of
useless expenditures of vitality. Proba
bly five-sixths of the constitutional
vigor of every man and woman is wast
ed and the last twenty or thirty years
of their lives is eked out miserably in
constant pain and discomfort. Dr. J,
The New Neighbor.
Mrs. De Gadd That new neighbor of
yours don't go to any particular church
as I can see. lie s an atheist, ain't he
Mrs. De Gabb Not so bad as that, I
assure you. lie is whatisealled a Liberal
Mrs. De Gadd Well, I'm glad to hear
that, and I'll cull on him this very day
Our church is awfully in need of a new
organ and a new bell, and we ain't got
half enough collected to pay the preacb
er vet. Liberal Christians is what we're
bighin' for in this town. X. V. Weekly
Mr. Harrison will probably dis
cover in due time that the demo
cratic House of representatives will
object to furnishing the money to
construct the Nicaragua canal, un
less that waterway be absolutely
i turned over to the United States.
- '- "i
1 have sold to CIIAS. COLVILLE the stock of Dry Goods,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, etc., in the corner room opposite the War
ren House, and will
Continue in the
in the adjoining room, under the style of W. C. & B. F.
WOMACK, where the public will find a good staple stock of
FAMILY GROCERIES, i
.. which we
CHEAP FOE CASH.
Thanking my friends for past patronage and favors, I solicit
a continuance of the same, and should any one wish to settle
up any of the old business of Womack & Colville, or W. C. &
B. F. Womack, I can be found somewhere about the corner.
IaL. c. womkck.
Contracting - anil
This Company is ('(imposed of four competent and skilled workman, and we solicit
orders for all kinds of huildini; and carpenter work. Those wanting any work iu our
line (ione, either by day or contract, will find it to their interest to consult us before
i .-. . placing their orders. .
-Good Work, Square
Come and see us. New Shop on Oak Street, between Spring and College.
McMinnville Contkactim; A Bcilding Co.
J. II. WMRM.
CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SEWING MACHINES,
-A-InTID OTHER LIGHT MACUINEBT.
Every Piece of Work Guaranteed.
Shop in Jones Bros' Store, East Main Street, McMinnville, Tenn.
CHAS. COLVILLE' S
New Spring and Summer Stock of
NOTIONS, NOVELTIES, Etc..
Arc liHW ALL OPENED,
purchased. Come and see
propose to sell
T. 1). Biles,
1 J. Stonek.
Dealings. Low Prices,-
Take your buggy, carriage, wagon a::d
farm implements of all kinds to
and have them
REPAIRED & PAINTED.
BLACKSIITHM, WAGON and CARRIAfiF
done Promptly and Cheaply.
J. P. GARTNER. .
.soring Street, McMinnville, Tcnu.
ready to be seen, fuliniiril and
me at the old stnnd, opposite the