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A NEWSPAPER OF TO-DAY; PURE INTONE AND EXPRESSION; PROGRESSIVE IN ALL THINGS.
MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, i, 1891.
M. B. HARWELL & CO,
NIC 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 o: home from
cottage to muni ion.
We have beautiful bed room suits
in Walnut, Ash, Maple, nud 16th
Century Antique Oak,
are away below retail city houses.
When you want any article of furni
ture whatever come and see w before
Morrison, July 30. Quite a heavy
rain fell here last night, which was
The school at this place is moving
on very nicely. We think the direc
tors made a good selection of a teach
er. The Sunday School is also im
proving. The Caney Branch school opened
with about fifty pupils. Mr. Robert
Elder is their teacher. Of course he
will give satisfaction, as they tried
him last year.
A protracted meeting is going on
at Caney Branch this week. Itev.
Patrick Moore, of Cano Ridge, is in
Mr. John Gilley and family, of Le
ona, have been visiting relatives here
Miss Carrie Wilson is . visiting
friends in McMinnville this week.
A portion of the family of Mr. J.
11. Parker will leave for "Winchester
today to keep a boarding house, and
have the convenience of the school.
Mr. Parker will leave shortly.
Misses Laura Argo and Myra
Styles, of McMinnville, are visiting
relatives and friends in this vicinity
We learn they will have a picnic at
Caney Branck on Saturday before the
second Sunday in August. Every
body invited to attend and bring
their dinners with them.
Miss Mattie Wade is visiting the
family of Mr. William Holmes, at
Trousdale this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Uolme3 made a trip
to Morrison Tuesday.
Tor Over Fifty Years.
It has been said that skilful adver
tising will accomplish wonders, and
this is partly true, for it is no uncom
mon thing to see various nostrums
achieve a brief notoriety in this way.
But they do not outlast the notices
that herald them. Thus it is that the
mercurial and potash remedies are
constantly appearing before the pub
lic in new disguises. Advertising,
however, will not account for the
popularity that S. S. S. has enjoyed
for fifty years, nor for the fact that
it has become a household remedy;
nor will advertising account for the
thousands of testimonials that the peo
ple have given in its behalf. Only
the most substantial merit can ac
count for the estimation in which
this wonderful medicine is held.
Subscribe for the Standard, $1.
Magnificent M Hsira
We have one of the finest and
handsomest hearses ever brought t
the South, and trive special attention
to the direction of funerals. We
carry' a large lin of
Caskets. Metalic and Wed C:
and Coffius. Particular attention
given to embalming.
We invite a call from everybody.
THAT EXTRA SESSION.
August 17th Has Been Decided Upon
For its Convening. .
Nashyille Banner, 20th.
The Legislature will meet in extra
session at noon, Monday, August
17th. Gov. Buchanan has decided
upon this dat6a3 the most convenient
and practical. An election is to be
held August Cth, and the returns will
be several days in getting in, so that
the newly elected members could not
receive notification and take their
seats much before the date mention
Gov.Buchanan said to a Banner re
porter to-day that he would refer the
whole penitentiary question to the
Legislature to investigate, consider
and act upon. The regulation of the
penitentiary, its management by les
sees, tne question or removing peni
tentiary from the city of Nashville,
building a new penitentiary and the
regulation of convict labor would all
be included. Gov. Buchanan said he
was in favor'of taking definite steps
towards finally doing away with the
whole lease system. He was in favor
of going as far as could be done con
Gov.Buchauan said among other
things that would be included in the
call was the amending, extending
and simplifying of the election and
registration laws; amending the law
apportioning the representatives so as
to include Sequatchee County in some
district; to take such action as the
welfare of the State required regard
iug the World's Fair in 1S03.
Gov. Buchanan also said that in
case the Legislature decided to abro
gate the lease system, or possibly to
build a new penitentiary, more reve
nue must be raised.and for this reason
he would include in his call the sub
ject of amending the revenue and as
sessment laws, as any action of the
extra session might require. He
would ask the Legislature to consider
the question of defining aud increas
ing the power of tne Governor to
suppress riots in calling out the mili
tia. A number of subjects of minor
importance will be included and the
call for the extra session will be is
sued this week.
Joel B. Erhardt, collector of .the
port of New York, has tendered his
resignation to the President.
Ex-Speaker Thos. B. Heed arrived
in New York Wednesday from a
tour of several months through
To the Standard.
Ben Lomond, July 30. We have
had cool evenings and mornings
nearly every day during the week.
Yesterday it began to rain early and
continued all day, with only one
slight intermission. This morning
before day, it began to rain hard and
continued until about 6 o'clock. The
rain seems to be general, and will do
much good in maturing corn, millet
and other crops not yet matured.
The ground had become very dry,
making it difficult to plow' in many
places. July, we believe, is the time
to plow and prepare lands for wheat.
Our most successful farmers plow
and thoroughly pulverize their wheat
lands in July. 'Wheat crops must be
thoroughly cultivated before the
seed i3 plauted. Thorough prepara
tion of the land before planting any
crop is important.
We are all quite well on the moun
tain. This is the third summer we
have been at Ben Lomond, and so
far we have had no need of doctors
or medicine. We all meet promptly
three times daily in Mrs. Hill's din
ing room, where we spend half an
hour very pleasantly. Mrs. Hill
feeds well. She has one of the best
cooks to be found anywhere. The
pure mountain air and water, plenty
of sleep and moderate exercise, give
us a relish for our food not enjoyed
by everyone in your town. It is very
quite here, a thing we all enjoy. We
work, read, sleep, or play innocent
games, at pleasure, and thus we pass
our time profitably and pleasantly.
We again leinind our friends that we
are not so selfish as to want to enjoy
these blessings alone. The heated
term is nere or win oe soon, ana as
many of our friends are, or soon will
be in need of rest and recreation, we
invite them to come up for a few
weeks. It would do them good. A
little rest might not only save them
a doctor's bill, but might enable
them in a business way to accom
plish more in the end. Not only the
business men, but their wives and
little ones would bo greatly benefit
ted by even a few weeks from home
on tne mountain, lnere is no way
of calculating the real benefits they
and their families would likely re
ceive. We regret there are no more
accomodations here. Mrs. Hill has
room for a few more. We have
found tent life very pleasant. What
they want is to get away from their
luxurious homes and rough it a little
During the heated season disease and
sickness are secreted in their cellars
carpets and other places about their
premises. The very atmosphere they
and their families breathe may be
impregnated with miasma, liable to
produce fever or some other disease
at any time. Let them get tents and
camp until they have time to build
cottages. Come up. Mrs. Hill wil
take pleasure in feeding you at mod
erate rates, if you desire. The fo
lowing are some of the visitors this
week : It. M. Beams, wife an& child
J. J. Morford, McMinnville; Miss
Jean Thomas, Nashville; Dr. Alfred
Hume, University, Miss.
At the Churches Tomorrow.
Dr. Stainback will preach as usual
at 10:40 a. m. No night service.
C'lIl'Ut'II OK C1IKIST.
Usual services morning and night,
conducted by Elder W. P. Faulkner.
I'll ES 11 Y T KK I A X.
Preaching as usual at 10:40 a. m.,
by the pastor, Rev. J. D. Murray.
The regular annual collection for sus
tentation will'be taken. No service
Preaching at 10:40 a. m., by the
pastor, Itev. J. T. Curry. Union song
service at night. Everybody invited,
and all requested to bring their song
or hymn books
At 10:40 a. m., Dr. A. D. Phillips
will cive a continuance of his last
Sundav morning's discourse, from
Itev. 1'.'. Communion after the ser
mon. No night service.
Proctor Knott, the great race
horse, is ill with lung fever at Sara"
toga and his recovery is doubtful.
'1$ tiuvuxvj.s oq Jo; aquosqng
, LIVELY & SS
East Main Street, -
To the Staxdaud : .Notwithstand
ing what wo nave said in lormer
issues of the Staxdaud in reference
to the large fruit crop in the United
States, there seems to be many who
do not understand why prices are so
much lower this year than last year.
We have made it our business for
many years to gather all the infor
mation possible in regard to the ex
tent of the fruit crop inthis-and other
States, in order to be posted as to
probable values. Last year there
were only a few States Jthat had ap
ples, and consequently prices ad
vanced until very high. This year
nearly all fruit States have good
crops, and consequently prices will
necessarily bo low, if the usual pro
portion is dried. At present no liv
ing man can tell what values will
be two or three months hence, as the
quantity dried will in a great meas
ure govern prices. Lntil later,
dealeis are compelled to be a little
timid and cautious in buying. If
large quantities are dried, as the in
dication now is, the prices will be
very low unless there is better foreign
demand than usual" We have been
in correspondence with large deals,
and the best posted men in the West,
where three-fourths of our dried
fruits must find a market, and they
all tell us we may necessarily ex
pect low prices. Up to this time we
have not been able to get an offer for
a car or less, for furturejdelivery. No
one wants to buy except at very low
prices. Hence it is that we are un
able to offer satisfaclory prices to pro
ducers. The Nashville American
quoted yesterday, apples 2 cents,
peaches -s ;2 to 2',, Js, 1J cents.
This simply mean3 that buyers do
not want to buy at present. We have
shipped a few thousand pounds of
new apples to St. Louis and Chicago,
and so lar as heard from every pound
has sold for less than it cost us. As
to blackberries, we have seen no
quotations, or had any offer from the
West lately. Last quotations from
Chicago, several weeks ago, they
were freely offered at 4 to 4, with no
demand. Dried California grapes
have taken the place of blackberries
to a large extent in the West, and
the demand for berries is small.
While this is the condition of the
dried fruit business at present, there
may be a better state of things in
the future. Prices may be better,
we hope so. We do not want to ad
vise fruit dryers to hold their dried
fruit, but it does seem to U3 that ap
x DINING ROOM SETS, t
ples cannot go much lower, and if
there should be a good foreign de
mand they may materially advance
later. Both producers and buyers
m. ' f
must be their own judges as to when
to sell or when to buy.
Mead & Ritciiey.
July 20th, 18!U.
We acknowledge receipt of the fol-.
lowing subscriptions to the Staxd
aud during the month ending July
31st, 1891. New subscribers marked
W. A. Robinson, Yager, Tenn $1 00
Oscar Ilogwood, Temple, Texas 50
Mrs. S. C. Hampton, Santa Ana, Cala 1 00
Miss Esther Bonner, Viola, Tenn 50
V. II. Crouch, Smartt, Tenn 25
J. II. Mullicau, Cross Roads, Tenn ' 25
W. M. Barton, Viola, Tenn.... 25
S. L. Cunuinghnni, Safley, Tenn 25
R.T. Quarles, Nashville 50
Wm. Kennedy, Murfreesboro, Tenn..... 50
Creed Taylor, Devenport, Tenn 25
D. C. Oliver, do do 25
Geo. B. Henegar, Viola, Tenn 25
E. W. Smertt, Viola, Tenn 1 00
J. W. Maddux, Thaxton, Teun 35
J. L, Blanks, Pine Bluff, Tenn 25
Jas. Gribble, Walling, Tenn CO
Miss Minnie Jones, Goodbnrs, Tenn.
A. L. Clark, Smartt, Tenn
B. F, Ilutcherson, Buffajo, Ky 25
Mrs. N. B. Crenshaw, Knoxville.Tenn 25
R. B. Gaffin, Nashville 50
Jlosa Gist, .Simpson's Mills, Tenn 1 00
V. W. Mullicau, McMinnville. Tenn... 50
A. C. Womack,
B. T. Maddux,
A. P. Seitz,
G. W Smith,,
M. L. Massie,
J, L. Wright,
T. D. Biles,.
do... 1 Oo
Heavy Demand for American Wheat.
In Russia there is a grave deficit.
The peasantry are starving and there
is small hope of reb'ef. In India there
is serious anxiety; a famine prevails
over a considerable portion of the
country. Madro, Rajputana and the
Punjaub are the worst sufferers.
There is drouth in Bengal, and the
need of more rain is urgent. Bombay
alone promises a good harvest. The
American harvest will be good in
quality aud quantity, but with the
failure of the Indian and Russian
supplies it is of the utmost import
ance that the English crop shall not
be short. Tho prospect on the whole
The death rate at Mecca from
cholera is reported at 140 per day.
A fatal contagious cattle disease is
raging in portions of Iowa.