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A NEWSrArER OF TO-DAY; PURE IN TONE AND EXPRESSION; PROGRESSIVE IN ALL THINGS.
MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, JULY 25, a9U
A Farmer's Institute to be Organized
Here, July 29th.
The following letter is self explan-
f OF r
M. BV HARWELL & CO,
MC MINNVILLE, TENN.,
Is now being shown the largest and
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, mid 16th
Century Antique Ouk,
nre away below retail city houses.
When you want any article of furni
ture whatever come and see us before
lL. IB. IB'TsTIEXuL CO-
Viola, July 23. The work of the
threshers 13 still unfinished in this
neighborhood. There was more
wheat to the acreage and of a better
grade than was ever raised in the
past. This is encouraging to our
farmers, and they feel that it is not
labor in vain to spare no pains in pre
paring the ground for the future crop,
some having already begun their
The new thresher of Winton,
Mathews fc Go's., with the straw
stacker attachment, is giving univer
sal satisfaction, having threshed over
a thousand bushels in a day.
Mr. Willie Barton , of McMinnville,
opened school at the Brown school
house Inst Monday.
School will open at the Viola Nor
mal the 1st Monday in August under
the management of Prof. Sousley.
We are sorry to report Mrs. II. B.
Bonner quite low with fever, but she
is thought to be improving.
Mr. Green Campbell and wife of
Nashville, spent last week visiting
Mr. Campbell's sister, Mrs. J. It.
Mrs. Martin and little daughter, of
Chattanooga, are at present the guests
of Mrs. W. L. Garner.
Mrs. Mattie Gardner, of Binning-,
ham, and Miss Garretson, of Tulla
Itoma, are visiting reatives in this
Dr. Black, of Lewisburg, has been
stopping at the Ilamscy hotel since
Mr. Geo. Stubblefield and sister,
Miss Emma, made a trip to McMinn
Mr, John Potter, of Smithville,
spent the latter part of last week and
the first of this visiting relatives and
The sociable at Mr. William Ram
sey's Tuesday night proved to be one
of the most pleasant events of the
season, the young people having tak
en advantage of the absence of the
old folks, who arc off on a visit to
Miss Fields, of Wartrace, was vis
iting Miss Km nut Winton last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Tolbert Bonner and
little daughter, of Nashville, who
had been spending a week or two
among relatives and friends, return
ed home last Tuesday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Wilkerson and
Mrs. Strickler, of Manchester, were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. 1). A.
Ramsey last Sunday, Mrs. S. hav
' ing remained.
Miss Carrie Garner returned home
. We have one of the finest and
handsomest hearses ever brought t
the South, and cire special attention
to the direction of funerals. We
carry a large linn of
Caskets, Metalic ani Wood Cai
and Coffius. Particular attention
given to embalming.
We invite a call from everybody.
last baturday after a protracted visit
to relatives and friends at Winches
ter and other points.
Miss Krsa Parks of Irving College,
is the guest of Miss Marvin Garret-
Mr. Tom Willis, of Manchester, ae
eompanied by Miss Lizzie Clark,
came up last baturday evening to
visit his wife, who has been attending
her sister, Mrs. II. B. Bonner.
Miss Dora Mangum, of Nashville,
arrived yesterday, and is the guest of
the Misses Smartt.
Miss Addie Stout,
who has been
sick for a week or two, has about re-
Mr. W. M. Churabley and family,
of Manchester, were visiting relatives
here last Sunday.
Mases Octa and Mary Ramsey, of
Decherd, have been visiting their
uncle, C. C. Ramsey, and other rela
tives for the last two weeks.
Miss Ada Scott, of Manchester, was
the guest of Misses Dora and Flora
Ramsey last week.
A party of our young folks will
leave Viola Saturday morning at an
eany nour ior miisooro, to nave a
If we have failed to get all the
news it is because those that have
done anything worth reporting have
kept it to themselves. Rena,
At the Churches Tomorrow.
No preaching morning or night.
Preaching at 10:4.") a. ni., by the
pastor, Rev. J. 1). Murray.
IIIIRCII OF CHRIST.
Usual services morning and night,
conducted by Elder A. P. Seitz.
services as usual at lO:ljfa. 111
Subject of sermon : '.'The Signs of
the Times," Malt. 24-!). No service
Preaching at 10:45 a., m., by the
pastor, Dr. G. T. Stainback. Union
song service at night, conducted by
the pastor. Everybody invited.
Tot) Melons just received today, for
sale, wholesale or retail.
J. W. Gray.
The Tennessee wheat crop is being
rapidly moved to the sea coast for ex
portation to Europe.
A bronze statue of Stonewall Jack
son was unveiled at Lexington, Va.,
Department of Agriculture.
Nashville, July 20.
Dear Sir: Please announce in the
columns of your valuable paper that
I will address the people of Warren
County in the Courthouse at McMinn
ville, Wednesday July 29th, at 10 a.
ra., in the interest of Agriculture, our
object being to organize a Farmers'
Institute. Farmers and everybody
feeling an interest in Agriculture are
Capt. Garrett, State Supt. of Public
Instruction, and Chas. F. Vander
ford, Professor of Agriculture in the
University of Tenne&see, will also be
present-and address the people.
T. J. Ogilvie,
Assistant Com. Agriculture.
We hope to see a large crowd of
farmers in town on the day mention
ed to hear these gentlemen speak,
and to participate in the proposed or
ganization of a Farmers' Institute.
A Card of Thanks.
Annis Cotton Mills Co., wish to say
that they know of no people so good
as McMinnville people. And we
tender to them our sincere thanks for
saving our factory from destruction
whf n our, picker house was burning.
All worked, merchants, mechanics,
lawyers, doctors, and their sons. Edi
tors handled buckets of water as nice
ly as pen or pencil; laboring men, al
ways true, every one came to our aid
All worked. T. F. Burroughs &
Co., and Eastwood Bros & Carson
shut down their factories and came in
force and to work. It is grand to live
with such a people. The Lord bless
you all. W. P. Faulkner,
II. L. Walling.
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the Postoffice at McMinnville,
for the week ending July 24 which will be
forwarded to the Dead Letter Office if not
called for iu 30
Dun, Miss Sarah I Martin, Maggie 2
Loden, Ella Smith, Mrs. Sarah
By order of he P. 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.
Our first teacher's meeting will be
held Saturday August 1st, at the city
school building. Every teacher in
the county is expected to be present
at 10 o'clock.
Come and make known your difii-
culties and you will receive help. If
it is the book question, you will re
ceive advice; it it is the perplexing
subject of grading, some teacher will
have surmounted the same trouble
and will be willing to advise you.
Teachers wanting to secure the
books adopted, that are published by
Barnes & Co., can get introductory
and exchange prices from Claude J.
Bell, Nashville Tenn.
Teachers should make out the bill,
stating the number of each kind, and
the kind of book they wish to ex
change, and get the closest, country
merchant to order the books.
The merchant should give some
Nashville firm for reference of his re
liability, then you will have no
trouble in securing books.
I have 500 copies of the plan of
grading and the books to be used
published and will gladly furnish
any teacher, or others interested,
with a copy. What books you buy
secure the right kind and save trouble
and expense. Where the pupils have
not secured books place them in all
the classes required by law and
urge the patrons to buy books, other
wise the pupils will go home and re
port they have only recited one or
two lessons per day, and thereby
cause disatisfaction with patrons.
The directors of the ninth district
have reported no secondary school.
They should attend to this if they
W. N. MiTciiEr.,
East Main Street, - McMINNVILLE, TENN.
Fire at Aunts Cotio.t Mills.
An alarm of "Fire" rang out on
our streets at two o'clock last Tues
day afternoon, and hundreds of peo
ple rushed toward the Annis Cotton
Mills, from whence a column of
dense black smoke was rising.
There were various conjectures and
reports as to the exact location of the
fire. One said it was the Cotton
Mill, another the Falcon flouring
mill, and another the railroad bridge
between them. It proved, however
to be the picker building of the An
nis Cotton Mills. It was a two story
brick structure, with shingle roof,
and stood about fifty feet from the
main factory building, the race flow
ing between them. The fire originat
ed in or near the picker, which was
located on the first floor, it is suppos
ed from friction. The picker room
was all in flames when discovered by
the hands at work in the main build
ing. The loose lint cotton burned
very rapidly, and soon ignited the
floor, which was filled with the oil
drippings from the machinery for
nearly twenty years. The race fur
nished abundance of water, and had
there been enough men and buckets
on the scene when the fire was first
discovered the building could easily
have been saved, but by the time
help arrived the picker building was
beyond their power to save it, and so
every effort was exerted on the main
building, the roof and cornice of
which caught several times, but was
The two dynamos of the Mc
Minnville Electric Light Co., were in
the burned building, and of course
were totally destroyed. The loss to
Annis Cotton Mills is about $3,000, to
the Electric Light Co., between
$1,500 and $2,000. There was no in
surance. Work was commenced Wednes
day morning clearing away the de
bris to rebuild. Mr. W P. Faulk
ner, President of the Company, will
leave not later than Monday for the
East to buy new machinery, and they
hope to be able to resume operation
at the factory within three or lour
The Electric Light Co., are nego
tiating with the. Thompson-Houston
Co., for new dynamos, and also with
the corporate authorities for an ex
tension of their franchise, which ex
pires next March, and it is the sin
cere wish of all our people that the
lights will be turned on a-gain at an
x DINING ROOM SETS,
Dibrell, Tenn., July 23, 18)l.-The
public school opened up Monday
with very flattering prospects lor a
good school. I am sure that with
our teachers we will not fail, pro
vided the proper efforts are made
Mr. I. G. Gribble is holding forth
at Highland this term. With his
energy, push and perseverenee, we
may expect the very best results.
Mr. II. B. Evans has gone to
Bluff Springs to spend the fall with
the young folks and to prepare them
for the duties and responsibilities of
life, and we feel sure that he will suc
ceed in his untiring efforts.
Mr. Martin is at Green-Hill, and
we hope that he is the right man in
the right place.
We wish also to congratulate the
people in the Bald Knob School dis
trict in the wise selection that they
have made in securing the services
of Mr. W. B. Ncwby, while he is in
experienced we feel that his educa
tion is sufficient to do good work in
the school room.
And we cannot fail to make men
tion of the hame of our clever and
joviale teacher at Oak Grove, E. W.
Mitchell, who is all smiles and cour
tesies. We will expect all to work
for good in that community and that
his usefulness will be long felt.
. There was a Medal Contest at the
College Tuesday night the 21st, Miss
Maude Bass being the successful con
testant, Mr. A. P. Moore delivering
the medal in a very appiopriate
Prayer Meeting at the church every
Wednesday night. Everybody in
vited to attend these services.
Rev. Mr. Rice, of C. P. Church,
closed a very interesting scries of
protracted meetings at the College
last Sunday with several additions to
the congregation. '
Mr. James Webb, Jr is quite sick
with fever. Wo trust that he may
Mr. Watson Potter, who has been
aiHicted for the last five years,was re
leased last Monday at . 12 o'clock
from his sufferings here, and trans
planted into the Eden of eternal rest.
He was well known by many of the
people of Warren and DeKalb coun
ties, having been a citizen near tht
line of said counties for a period of
more than seventy-six years, and
was always esteemed for his moral
character and piety. We trust that
be may have many imitators in
thee things. ,
A nice rain would be appreciated
very highly at thft time.