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A NEWSPAPER Or TO-DAY ; PURE INTONE AND EXPRESSION ; PROGRESSIVE IN ALL THINGS.
MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, MAY 23, ,891.
M. B. HARWELL & CO.,
MC MINNVILLE, TENN.,
Is now being shown the hrgestiiind
handsomest stock of Furniture ever
brought to this section. We, can
furnish any room 'from kitchen to
parlor, and any kind of home from
cottage to mansion.
We have beautiful bed room suits
in Walnut, Ash, Maple, anil liith
Century Antique Oak,
! are awny below retail city houses,
j When you want any article of furui-
; ture whatever come and see us before
i you buy.
-Wa call attention of our readers
to the large display advertisement of
M. 13. Harwell fc Co., on our first
page. Whether you need any furni
ture or not, they cordially invite you
to call and inspect their large and
handsome display. They have one
of the finest hearses in the State,
with a full line of undertaker's goods,
and give special attention to funerals.
Dr. Win. E. Hall, of New York,
editor of the International, will lec
ture at the Opera House tonight on
"How to Get Married, and How
to Stay Married." Dr. Hall ha.s
made quite an enviable reputation as
a popular lecturer, and there is a rich
treat in store for any one who wish
es an evening of genuine pleasure.
W. II. York has just received a big
new stock of shoes, and is now pre
pared to supply ladies' shoes at any
'price from $1 to $3 per pair.
Mrs. French' s Lecture.
To The Standard.
Mrs. French of Knoxville, in her
visit to our city, has by her earnest
talk, infused new life into the mem
bers of the W. C. T. U. Mrs. French
said many good things in her lec
tures, her statement Sunday after
noon at the M. E. Church, that "God
told man to till the soil, but that be
tween the Woman and Satin there
was to be Enmity." This enmity
is indeed seen in the opposition these
good women are everywhere meet
ing with to down the works of Satin,
and the ruin of souls. Let all well
wishers of the W. C. T. U. wish and
give these earnest women a hearty
God speed in their work, and let all
others stand back and complacently
look on if they wish to.
At the Churches Tomorrow.
Preaching as usual at 10:.'!0 a. m.
and 7:110 p. in.
No service either morning or night.
Dr. Phiilips preaches atShellsford in
No morning service. Preaching as
usual at p. m. by Rev. J. 1).
At 11 a.m. Rev. R. W. Binkley,
oi iasnviuo, win preach the Com
mencement Sermon for C. V. College,
and w ill also preach at night.
Habitant M ta
We have one of the finest and !
handsomest hearses ever brought to
the South, and five special attention
to the direction of funerals. We
carry a large lin of
and Coffins. Particular attention
given to embalming.
We invite a call from evervbodv.
The following cases were disposed
of by the Circuit Court since our re
port of last week :
State vs. John Singleton, rape and
incest guilty of rape and sentenced
to ten years in the penitentiary.
State vs. Jno. Mansfield, bigamy-
two years in penitentiary.
State vs. Keizer Bryant, col., lar
ceny two and one-half years in the
State vs. Will Webb, col., larceney
one year in penitentiary.
State vs. Geo. Paul, col., larceny-
one day in jail.
State vs. Richard and Geo. Paul,
col., larceny acquitted.
State vs. J. F. Shirley and Dock
Brewer, attempt to murder by pois
onmistrial. State vs. Thos. Myers, malicious
utaKKlnnr 1 irvi iccnsl of rlofonrliirta'
Court adjourned Thursday.
Mrs. P. F. Womack and thr.ee chil
dren, of McMinnville, came up Satur
day and are the guests of R. Hill and
family. Frank came up Monday and
will remain a few days.
E. J. Argo went to McMinnville
Saturday and will be gone several
days. lie said he wa3 going down
to fish. If ho is in as good luck on
this trip a3 he has recently been, his
labor will not be in vain.
Firm Burks and family, who have
been visiting in Warren county for a
short season, returned last Saturday.
Mr. Burks is much improved and will
be able to take charge of his post at
the livery stable at an early date.
The I. O. O. F's of this couuty,con
sisting of Sparta Lodge No. 102, On
ward Lodge No. 191, Altus Lodge
No. 20t), Valley Lodge No. 11, will
meet at Doyle on the 5th of June,
and celebrate with a "picnic. Public
addresses will be delivered by J. B.
Cowan, Grand Master of Tennessee,
Past Grand Masters J. L. Nolan and
Jas. G. Adylotte. Everybody invit
ed and a great time is expected.
Seven thousand dollars worth of
strawberries were shipped from
Humboldt, a little town in West
Tennessee, last Monday.
I'ne llronn'a Iron llittrr.
Physicians rt-i-uimuund it.
All dealers keep it. $1.01 per bottle. Genuine
has trade-mark aud crossed red lines on wrapper
Death of Judge Walling.
Judge Smith J. Walling died nt his
home on Lyon Street at R:30 o'clock
this (Friday) morning, after a linger
ing illness of several months. He
was something over seventy-eight
years of age. The funeral will be
preached at the Christian Church nt
8 o'clock Saturday afternoon by Elder
W. II. Sutton.
The Teachers' Institute will be held
In McMinnville beginning Monday,
June 29th, and continue one week.
An Act of the last Legislature requires
all public schools to be graded, there
fore it is very important that all
teachers attend ; as special drills will
be given on that subject each day.
There will be two grades of schools
this year, as those of you know who
havo read the Act in last week's
Standard. "In the primary schools
shall be taught orthography, reading,
writing, arithmetic, grammar, geog
raphy, History of Tennessee, and
History of the United States, contain
ing the Constitution of the U. S., and
no othet branches shall be introduc
ed." The above is - he exact language
of the law. In the secondary schools
in addition to the above branches
will be taught geometry, physiology,
philosophy, civiL government, higher i
English or rhetoric, geology of Ten
nessee, elements of agriculture, and
elements of algebra. Tt ncht'rs apply
ing for certificates will be examined
according to grade of school. !
Those teaching in the secondary
schools will be examined in the
branches required to be taught in
that grade. Monday, June 2"Jd, a
meeting of idl the school directors of
the countv is called to meet at the
Ceurthouse in McMinnville, to adopt
a uniform series of text books
througout the county, and to grade
the schools of the county.
I cannot hold' the examination of
teachers until the schools are graded.
There are twenty-live or more schools
in the county that need to be made
secondary schools. Directors should
not fail to be present at this meeting.
Ml not attending are bound by the
action of those present.
I will publish a list oi the work to
be done in the different branches dur
ing the Institute, and ask that the
teachers prepare this work, as it will
greatly add to the interest of the In
stitute. Miss Maud Terrill will con
duct the recitations in history. Her
reputation as a teacher is well known
to the teachers of Warren county.
Following are the history topics :
Monday, a. The Condition 'of
Europe at the Discovery of America,
b. The cause that led to that discov
Tuesday, a. Manners and cus
toms of Collonial Times, b. The
causes oi the Revolutionary War.
Wednesday, a. The Rise and
Fall of Political Parties in the United
States, b. The Causes of the Civil
Thursday, a. The War in Ten
nessee, Kentucky and Mississippi in
Friday, a. The War in Kentucky,
Tennessee, Mississippi and Georgia in
1863-61. Very Respectfully.
W. N. Mitchell,
The newly elected Mayor and four
Aldermen were inducted into office
on Friday night of last week. The
new Board elected the following of
Recorder I. W . Smith.
Treasurer J. E. Jones.
Marshall II. P. Maxwell.
The following standing committees
Finance J. B. Biles, Thos. Black,
C. II. Scales.
Streets J. E. Jones, J. B. Biles,
G. W. lloodenpyl.
Cemetery Thomas Black, C. II.
Scales, I. W. Smith.
Schools J. E. Jones, G. W. llood
enpyl, Thos. Black.
The Board has the matter of the
colored school building under consid
eration, and will begin operations as
soon as practicable.
East Main Street, -
Commencement Program, C. F. Col-
Monday evening May 25. Exercis
es by Preparatory Department, con
sisting ot Sunflower Chorus, a chil
dren's Operetta, followed by music,
recitations, tableaux, and other exer
cises of a varied and interesting char
acter. Tuesday evening, May 26. Annual
concert exercises by all departments
of the school, vocal and instrumental
music, elocutionary exercises, cho
ruses, concluding with operetta.
Wednesday, May 27, 0 a. m. Ex
ercises by graduating class, conferring
degrees, awarding medals. Addresses
by visiting gentlemen.
Admission on Monday and Tues
day evenings, 15 cents.
Closing Exercises of City Schools.
The following program has been ar
ranged for the pupils of the City
Schools next week, at Ilouchin's Op
Thursday, May 28. 9 to 12 a m. i,
II, in, iv and v grades. Award
ing medals. 8 to 10 p. m. vr, vn,
vii r and High School Grades.
Friday, May 20, 9 to 12 a. in.
Graduating Class, Awarding Diplo
mas, Address by lion. W. W. Fair
banks. Formal closing of schools.
8 to 10 p. m. Mountain City De
All the exercises will be held at
Ilouchin's Opera House in order to
seat every one that may wish to at
tend. We hope to see every father
and mother in the city present at
eack entertainment. All the exercis
es are free. The gallery reserved for
pupils. Jas. G. Meadohs,
Morrison, May 20. Farmers are
plowing over their corn, which, ow-
owing to dry weather, is small.
The prospect Is flattering for a good
The Sunday School at this place is
flourishing. There is also u good
Sunday school at Wilson's Chapel,
about two miles from here.
Rev. Mr. Steward preaches here the
3d Sabbath in each month at 11
An Expression of Confidence.
Geo. P. Rowell A Co.'Iof New
York, the publishers of the Ameri
can Newspaper Directory, undertake
to rate newspaper circulations very
much as the mercantile agencies re-
xDINING ROOM SETS, t
port the capital and credit of the
business community. About oae
publisher in ten tells his exact issue
with truthful precision. Some of the
other nine decline to tell the facts be
cause they assert that those who do
tell are in the habit of lying. Rowell
& Co., after an experience of more
than twenty years, have come to trie
conclusion that this view cannot be
sustained. In the twenty-third an
nual issue of their hook; issued in
April, they designate every paper
that is rated in accordance with a de
tailed statement from the publisher;
and offer to pay a hundred dollars for
every instance which can be pointed
out of a misstatement for which n
publisher is responsible. The South
ern Standard is one of the papers
that is willing to have it known how
many it prints and whose good faith
the Directory publishers will guaran
tee. Messrs Rowell it Co., further says
it is a fact that only one paper in
nineteen has furnished such a
straight-out statement of circulation
as the Standard.
The gratifying news is in the air
that an exclusive passenger train
will be run on our road, commenc
ing the first of June. The two trains
now on the road are not sufficient to
accomodate the 'largely Increasing
freight trafic. Engineer Burke pulled
an extra out Saturday evening as is
often the case. We learn from depot
Ass't Clark that over fifty loaded
cars came in and went out from the
yard on Saturday. This speaks well
for this section and means some
thing. We hope to see the passenger
train on, and a faster schedule, as the
clever officials of the system are not
deaf to the wants of the people along
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the Postoffice nt MqSIinnville,
for the week endiug May 22, which will be
forwarded to the Dea l Letter Office if nol
called for in 30 (lavs.
Brown, J. W.
By order ot the P.
Harris & Busruo
Wade, W. T.
O. Department, One
Cent must be collected on all advertised let
ters. Parties calling for any of these letters
will please say "Advertised."
A. II. Faulkner, P. M.
Immediate relief by using Preston's