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A NEWSPAPER OF TO-DAY ; PURE IN TONE AND EXPRESSION ; PROGRESSIVE IN ALL THINGS.
MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1891.
Close of Us Forty First Year With
The first half of this week marked
the "commencement" exercises
M. B. HARWELL & CO.,
MC MINNVILLE, TENN.,
Is cow being shown the largest and
handsomest stock of Furniture ever
brought to this section. We cau
furnish any room from kitchen to
parlor, aud any kind of home from
cottage to mansion.
' We have beautiful bed room suits
in Walnut, Ash, Maple, and 16th
Century Antique Oak,
are away below retail city houses.
When you want any article of furni
ture whatever come nnd see us before
Magnificent hi Eso '
We have one of the finest nnd
handsomest hearses ever brought to
the South, and eive special attention
to the direction of funerals. We
carry a large lin of
Caskets, Kelalie and Wood Cases
and Coffins. Particular attention'
given fo embalming.
We invite a call from everybody.
3E. IB- SZSTEXIu 6z CO.
THE CITY SCHOOLS.
'livo Days of Pleasant Entertain
ment An Ovation to the Schools.
Club will discuss the question, "Re
solved, That Foreign Immigration
Should be Prohibited." All who
may attend will be well entertained.
Ve have neither time or space to
do justice to the closing exercises of
the City Schools held at the Opera
House on Thursday and Friday of
this week. Prof. Meadors, with his
able corps of teachers, and all the pu
pils, have done themselves proud.
The whole town and a large scope of
the surrounding country seems to
have turned out to the exercises. It
has indeed been an ovation which
must have cheered the hearts of
teachers and pupils alike. The pro
grams for the various exercises were
of an unusually interesting character,
and there is a general consensus of
praise of the admirable manner in
which the pupils acquitted them
selves. The effective work done by
the schools during the last ten
months was fully and satisfactorily
demonstrated to all, and the great in
terest in the exercises shown by the
general public proves how near the
schools lie to the hearts of the people.
Certainly no one who has witnessed
these exercises can doubt the value
and usefulness of the schools, or ques
tion the policy of keeping them up to
their present high standard. Thurs
day morning and night's programs
were made up of exercises by the
1st to Sth grades. Friday morning
the graduating class entertained the
audience, as follows :
Salutatory Miss Ida Jones.
Oration Mr. Leslie Hoodenpyl,
Essay Miss Dollie Bass.
Oration .Mr. Claude Cummins.
Valedictory Miss Ida Rico.
Certificates or graduation were
awarded to the above, Prof. Chas.
F. Vanderford, of the University of
Tennessee, officiating in the presenta
Medals and prizes were presented
on Thursday night as follows:
Ora E. Crowe, gold medal, deport
ment. Florence Argo, gold medal, com
position. Ilobt. Smartt, Latin medal.
Colville Lind, scholarship medal.
Minnie Seitz, penmanship prize.
Trigg Campbell, prize grado VI.
Nora McClarty, prize grade V.
Prizes were also awarded in I to
IV grades, but we failed to get names
df the winners.
Friday morning's exercises formal
ly closed the schools, but tonight
(Friday) the Mountain City Debating
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the 1'ostofficc at McMinnville,
for the week ending May 29, which will be
forwarded to the Dead Letter Office if not
called for in SO days.
Bryan, T. II. i Sneling, Tom
Ryan, Maggie I
By order of the F. 0. Department, One
Cent must be collected on all advertised let
ters. Parties calling for anv of these letters
will please say "Advertised."
A. II. Faulkner, P. M.
B. & L. Association.
The annual stockholders' meeting
$ the McMinnville Building, Loan
and Savings Association will be held
at the Courthouse next Mondav
night, June 1st. All stockholders
should be present.
x DINING ROOM SETS,t
The Tennessee Midland.
With the people of this section of
the State all hope of the completion
of the Tennessee Midland ltailroad
had vapished some time ago, but the
following from the Jackson Tribune
and Sun is calculated to fan the faint
embers to life again :
"We are able to state on undoubted
authority that the Virginia Con
struction Company, the actual owners
of the Midland Road, have sold a
forty-five day option to Mark Chris
tian, of Kichmond, Va., the option
dating from May 15. Mr. Christian
is a prominent banker of Richmond
and is a very progressive man. Peo
ple on the inside say that the option
will result in a sale, as Mr. Christian
is acting for a syndicate of Eastern
capitalists who mean business. Mr.
Christian is a stockholder in the
Midland, knows the country it will
traverse thoroughly and is anxious to
push the project to completion. The
syndicate which now proposes to
purchase this road do- not intend to
stop at Bristol, however, but either to
purchase connecting lines or build
through to the east, giving Jackson
and this section a short, route."
which ciosea me iorty-nrst year in
the history of Cumberland Female
College. The commencement ser
mon was preached at the Cumber
land Presbyterian Church last Sun
day morning by Rev. II. W. Binkley,
of Nashville. His theine was the
"The Evolution of Christian Charac
ter." The sermon was a particularly
able one, and the large church was
filled to overflowing with attentive
listeners. At eight o'clock Monday
evening there was a musical and
elocution concert, the leading feature
of which was "Mother Carey's Sun
flower Garden," an unique little
operetta which was charmingly ren
dered by the children. This was fol
lowed by tableaux, recitations and
music,for which the audience showed
their appreciation in freuuent ap
plause. Miss Mattie Corley's ren
dition of the "Jiners" was particu
On Tuesday evening there was
another musical and literary enter
tainment, with a program of bright
musical selections and recitations,
closing with the operetta, "Miracle
of the Roses." The efficiency and
thorough training of both the music
and elocution departments of the
school were strikingly manifested in
in these concerts.
The graduating exercises on Wed
nesday morning were very pretty
indeed, the different parts of the pro
gram being splendidly rendered.
All of the graduates acquitted them- TJW TVToin SfrAPt. - Mp.MTNNTnTT.P. HPTCNTtf
wIvm in i. siinniT which ttrnvod I i,AW1" mvwv, i.xviUn,u i luuij,
that their diplomas had been well
earned. The valedictory by Miss
Gardner was regarrtcu as a superior
production of its kind, and was well
The presentation of prizes and
medals was performed in a most
pleasant manner by Hon. II. II.
Buquo, of Erin, Tenn. The sweep
stakes medal was won by Mies Gard
ner of Alabama. The junior medal,
offered by Mrs. J. C. Biles, of Me
Minnville, was won by Mias Ilattie
Donnell, of Pilot Point, Texas, while
Miss Hall's music medal was carried
off by Miss Mattie Corley, of Texas.
Prizes in literature were presented in
the name of Mr. J. F. Morford, Presi
dent of the Board of Directors,' to
Miss Mary Gallaher of Glenlock,
Tenn., Miss Sallie Buquo of Erin,
Tenn, Miss Mattie Corley of Clarks
ville, Texas, and Miss Carrie Ball of
New Boston, Texas. In the presen
tation of these prizes Col. Buquo
made a very handsome speech, and
was followed by Prof. Finney, Presi
dent of the College, in the conferring
of diplomas in his usual pleasant and
affable style. The recipients of this
Miss Edna Evans Alabama
Miss Sallie Buquo Tennessee.
Mias Margaret Rahm Tennessee.
Miss Jessie Cross Alabama.
Miss Mattie Corley Texas.
Miss Fannie Kelleam Arkansas.
Miss Annie Dohoney Kentucky.
Miss Myra Gardner Alabama.
Miss Margaret Young Texas.
Miss Caroline Ball Texas
Miss Mary Gallaher Tennessee.
Mis3 Ruth Chancy Kentucky.
Miss Minnie Matthews Alabama.
Miss Beatrice Hall Kentucky
Miss Lizzie Price Kentucky.
The annual address to the class by
Rev. Dr. Bushnell of Chattanooga,
on the appropriate theme, "There
Are Yet Other Worlds to Conquer,"
was a pointed, earnest, and eloquent
effort, and was listened to by the
whole audience with rapt attention.
With a fervent prayer by Rev. J. T.
Barbee the exercises of commence
ment were at an end.
"A stitch in time saves nine," and
if you take Hood's Sarsaparilla now
may save months of future possible
The opening performance of Pain's
"Last Days of Pompeii" was given at
Nashville' Thursday night. The
great spectacular will remain in Nash
ville until the ISth of June, giving a
total often performances.
Chattanooga; Mr. John Blair, Lon
don, Tcnn.;J Mr. A. II. Gallaher,
Glenlock, Tenn,; Mr. J. B. Shrader,
Summitville, Tenn.; Miss Cora
Townes, Huntingdon, Tenn.
The boarding pupils, visitors and
non-resident members of the faculty
left for their various homes on Thurs
day morning. Prof. Finney accom
panied the party as far as Nashville.
At the annual meeting of the Board
of Trustees held last Monday morn
ing more of the members were pres
ent and more intenst in the school
was manifested that at any similar
meeting for many years, and the
faculty were much encouraged. A
meeting of the Tnistees .and Direc
tors should be held every month.
Interest in the school would thus be
stimulated, and the fruit would be
increased patronage and prosperity.
The outlook for the future of C. F.
College is full of promise. The work
of the school for the last year has
been eminently satisfactory to stu
dents and patrons, and. gratifying to
teachers. The faculty for the next
year is probably the strongest the
College has ever had, particularly in
the music department, which is the
trump card of all female boarding
schools. Prof. Bach, the next
musical director, bears the highest
testimonials, and will prove a most
valuable acquisition to the faculty.
All of the other new members will
bring ripe experience to bear in their
C. F. College is an important factor
in the prosperity of McMinnville and
vicinity, and everybody here should
take a lively interest in its success.
It brings both money and fame to
our town. Let everybody do all
they can for the College this sum
mer, and its forty-second year will
open with a hundred boarders next
At the Churches Tomorrow.
Fish, Fishing and Flahennen.
Editor Standard. It is a well
known fact that suckers, red horse,
and fish of that sort, hatch their
young mostly in the month of May,
and that game fish hatcli in June,
July.and to a small extent in August.
Nobody should be allowed to fish in
the waters of the mountain streams
between the first of June and last of
August. The catchiug of one female
perch or trout during that time de
stroys thousands of eggs that would
latch thousands of small fish. Unless
fishing in these months is stopped
there will soon be very few fish in
the streams. It may be fun to idle
persons, but it is destruction to the
fish. Friend or the Fish.
Among the visitors frcra a distance
attendant upon the exercises were,
Mr. J. S. Chaney, South Union,
Ky.; Miss Cora Hobby, Miss Waller,
Franklin, Ky.; Dr. H. S. Ilenly,
Mrs. Bettie Dyer, Sturgis, Ky.; Mr.
A. F. Evans and son, Miss Rolfe,
Athens. Ala.; Mr. W. J. Matthews
and son. Bass. Ala.: Hon. II. II.
Buquo, Erin, Tenn.; Mrs. Kirkpat
ricks. Rev. It. W. Binkley, Nash
ville: Rev. D. E. Bushnell, D. D.
Elder W. P. Faulkner will
at 10:00 a. m.r and 7:30 p. m.
Preaching at 11 a. in., and 7:.'50 p,
m., by Rev. J. I). Murray.
Dr. A. 1). Thillips will preach as
usual at 11 a. in., and 7:.'J0 p. m.
Usual services morning and night
by the pastor, Rev. J. T. Curry
(TAIREKLAND I' R ICS II Y T E R I A X .
Dr. Stainback will till his pulpit at
the usual hours morning and night.
Hickory Creek Gets the Bridge.
The people interested in the bridge
over Hickory Creek near the mouth
of that stream, offered a subscription
list of $o00 under the County Court
resolution to secure the first bridge.
This was a larger amount than offer
ed by any other locality, and the
cost of the bridge will be less than
any other one to be built, consequent
ly the Bridge Committee has award
ed the first bridge to that point. The
committee has employed Mr. W. G.
Kirkpatrick of Nashville, as civil
engineer to superintend the construc
tion of the bridge. He will submit
plans of several kind's of bridges to
the Committee on Saturday June
15th, when the style of bridge will be
determined upon, and the Committee
will be ready to let contracts for the
' Satchel Baskets, Covered Baskets,
Clothes Baskets, etc. etc., at A. M.
Expositor, May 20th.
Sparta needs an old fashion revival
of religion badly.
Mrs. E. J. Argo returned from n
visit to McMinnville last Saturday.
The four weeks drouth in this sec
tion was broken Monday by a good
Mr. Frank Woraack, of Warren,
has been dispensing his smiles and
jokes among old friends here this
D. H. Young claims to have the
best wheat crop in the county. He
has 2o acres that he thinks will aver
age 2i bushels to the acre.