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SOUTHERN STANDARD -McMli .WILLI:, TEN N ESS TL E. S ATU R D AY, AUGUST i,ikoi
A cream of tartar baking
powder. Highest of all in
leavening strength. Ixttest
U. V. Government Food iie
Granges and Lemons at J. W.
Mr. Hale Barton is here this
For Green Fruits go to J. W.
Miss Rirtie Gross is visiting rela
tives in Viola this week.
Try the new cigar at J. W.
Gray's hest in town.
Mr. Win. Thurman spent Sun
day with friends at Decherd.
Miss Lizzie Potter, of Smithville,
was visiting here Wednesday.
Soda ' Water and Milk Shake
takes the lead at J. W. Gray's.
Mr. I. W. Smith is building a cot
tage residence on Sparta street.
Mr. Lucian 13ain, of Tracy City,
spent Sunday with relatives here.
Miss Edna Kelton is visiting
friends in Smithville this week.
Pay wlrit you owe us and oblige
J. C. M. Ross A Sox.
Remember tfie place to find the
best Soda Water is I). L. Brown's.
Mr. J. R. McGregor, is here
again this week visiting his parents.
Call upon J. W. Gray for Grapes.
He can supply you in any quantity.
If you want a good sewing ma
chine cheap call. on J. M. Cunning
ham. Mr. Mack Bostick of BeKalb
county was here a day or two this
Willie Ramsey came up from
Nashville Tuesday on a visit to his
Miss Sallie Faulkner went to Vi
ola today (Friday) to visit friends a
Now is the time to engage sor
ghum pans and cane mills from Mor
ton! & Biles.
Marshal Maxwell has had a force
of hands cleaning up Main and Spring
Streets this week.
Mr. Chas. F. Rheay, formerly of
this place but now of Manchester,
visiteu menus ana relatives here a
few days this week.
Quite a number of Viola people
were in Wednesday night to hear the
Blind Tom concert.
Prof. Mentor Terrell and sister,
Mks Maud, of Decherd, spent Sun-
day with friends here.
Mr. W. W. Fairbanks spent two
or three days of this week in Alta
nmiit on legal business.
Mr. Claude Sullivan, of Nash'
ville, is here to enjoy our cool moun
tain hrooy.es for a few weeks.
Mr. Sanders and family of Mur
freesboro, arrived Thursday, to visit
the family of Mr. J. T. Kelton.
Mr. C. M. Morford has been con
fined at homo with sickness for sev
en! days, but is improving now.
Mr. Robert lishor and wife, of
Woodbury, are visiting Mr. and
Mrs. J. S. Burroughs this week.
Mrs. J. M. Burger went down to
Manchester Sunday evening to visit
relatives. She returned Tuesday.
A lew. more such showers as we
had Wednesday, at proper inter
vals, will insure a fine corn crop.
Miss Mattie Blankenship, after a
visit of several days to friends here,
has returned to her home in Smith
.ur. AtKiorso'i ieliregor came
over from Chattanooga Tuesday to
i-pcml a few days with his father's
Miss Jennie McClarty left for ber
home at hveixhom. K. Tlundav.
afteravMt of several weeks to her
aunt, Mrs. S. K. McClarty.
We expect to start after goods
soon, and will need some money to
buy them with. Call around and
settle up. J. C. M. Ross & Sox.
Why don't the McMinnville
boys organize a military company
and cover themselves with glory in
the next great war with the miners?
Miss Hallie Coffee left Wednes
day afternoon for "Wytheville, Va.,
where she will visit the family of
Rev. T. M. McConnell for a few
Mr. A. P. Seitz left last Monday
morning for Cincinnati, to purchase
a stock of goods, which he will open
up in the west room of Mason's
The prospect for a line corn crop
seems to have no depressing effect
whatever on the price ot meal. That
article is now selling at J5 cents per
bushel in McMinnville.
Mrs. E. Waterhouso and child
ren came over from Chattanooga last
Saturday to spend a couple of weeks
at the home of her father, Mr. G. M.
Stnartt, in this county.
Mr. John Beech joined a party
from Nashville who passed up the
road today (Friday), to spend two or
three weeks camping and fishing
around Caney Fork Falls.
Mrs. Harriet Pennebaker left on
the afternoon train Thursday for
Fulton, Ky., in response to a tele
gram announcing the serious illness
of her daughter, Mrs. R. M. Atkinson.
The ""electric liglit dynamos
which were in the fire at the Annis
Cotton fills' last week, it has been
learned, are riot materially injured.
They have been shipped to Atlanta
to be overhauled and repaired, which
will require five or six weeks.
Rev. J. T. Curry arrived from
Arkansas Tnursday, with his wife
and children. During their absense
the ladies of the Methodist church
had gotten the new parsonage all
ready for occupancy, and Mr. Curry
and family took possession on their
In the base ball game at Smith
ville last Friday between the Smith
ville and McMinnville nines, the
McMinnville boys were deafeated by
a score of 21 to 10. If they will
keep up their euthusiasim and prac
tice maybe they will have better
luck next time.
Blind Tom had a good audience
Wednesday night, notwithstanding
the very inclement weather, and
every one was delighted with his
unique concert. There was general
regret that all of our local musicians
were so timid that not one could be
induced to go upon the stage and
play a piece to test Tom's wonderful
capacity for playing any piece of mu
sic from once hearing it.
All of the store rooms in It. II.
Mason's new block will be finished
up this week, with the exception of
a little painting on shelves and coun
ters in the corner room, which is to
be occupied by Messrs. Cunningham
& Moflitt as a dry goods store. A. P.
Seitz will occupy the West room,
with a stock of groceries, shoes, sta
tionery, etc., and Cardwell Bros., the
center room with a general stock.
Mr. T. J. Ogilvie, Assistant Com
missioner of Agricnlture, and Prof.
Chas. T. Vanderford of the Universi
ty of Tennessee, were here Wednes
day according to appointment to de
liver addresses upon agriculture, and
organize a farmers institute, but ow
ing to the rain which fell nearly all
day there was a small crowd of far
mcrs in town, and it was thought
best to postpone the appointment,
consequently Monday, August 17th,
was agreed upon, and it is hoped a
large ciowd will be present on that
Last Wednesday was the day set
apart by the bridge committee to re
ceive and to open bids for building
the bridge over Hickory Creek.
There were representatives here
from fifteen or twenty different
bridge companies in various parts of
the United States, and all submitted
bids. The bids are all higher than
the committee expected, and will
most probably all be rejected. Mr.
KirKpatricK, the civil engineer em
ployed by the committee, is here,
and has the bids under consideration
lie win make his report to the com
Little Miss Agnes McGuire held
a reception from four to six o'clock on
Friday evening of last week. Be
tween thirty and forty sweet inno
cents were present on the occasion,
accompanied by their mothers. All
oi tne utie ones seemed to he in their
very happiest moods, and the moth
ers of course were delighted with
the happiness that seemed to thrill
each little heart. Refreshments
were -served (,i,t on the lawn under
the shade of the tiees. All of the lit-
tie guests could not thank Miss Ag
nes in words for the pleasant trVat
she had inven them, but their lum
py smiles and merry laughter told
better than words how much they
enjoyed the gathering. .
The Standaud was in receipt of
a letter one day last week from a
Chicago company stating that said
company was looking for a suitable
location in the South for the es
tablishment of a sash, door and
blind factory, to employ loO men or
more, and saying that the town
offering t ho greatest inducements In
the way of site, etc., would receive
favorable consideration. We see
from our exchanges that the same
concern lias written to Chattanooga,
Cleveland, and perhaps a dozen other
towns in the State. We have never
had faith enough in such proposi
tions to give them much considera
tionthey smack too much of the
boom plan of building towns, how
ever, if and one in McMinnville feels
interest enough in this matter to in
vestigate further, we will turn the
letter over to them. We do not
believe such a plant as is proposed in
the letter could be operated profitable
In McMinnville at the present.
All parties indebted to the Mc
Minnville Hardware Co., composed
of Moflitt S Smith, must settle their
notes and accounts by the 1st Mon
day in September. All notes and ac
counts unpaid at that date will he
placed into the hands of officers.
Please call and settle promptly, and
you will greatly oblige us.
McMinxvillk Hahdwauk Co.
LIST OF LF.TTEJtS
Remaining in the Postofiice nt McMinnville,
for the week ending July 30 which will be
forwarded to the Dead Letter Office if not
called for in 30 da vs.
Smalhrood, Mistt M.
Nichols, Rev. John
Cooper, Miss Iru
Smith, Mrs. Carrie !
By order of the P. 0. Depprtment, One
Cent must be collected on all advertised let
ters. Parties culling for unv of these letters
will please say "Advertised."
A. II. FACI.KSF.lt, P. M.
An Open Letter.
Mr. S. McRamskv,
Dear Sir: You were giving me, a
few weeks ago, a few items on wheat
growing, and the localities adapted
to its production.
If you will embody in a communi
cation to the Staxiaj:i your experi
ence in wheat raising, and what
President Fanning said about the sec
tions best adapted to the production
of the finest grades of wheat, you
will certanly confer a favor upon the
community generally, and especially
upon the sections referred to.
"En. J. Wood.
lionet Working Machines.
We are informed that road work
ing machines are i.ow made, costing
about three hundred dollars, with
which tour horses and two men can
make from two to four miles of good
road per day. Warren county has
enough money in its treasury to the
credit of the road fund to buy one of
these machines. It would cost noth
ing for the county court to appoint
a committee to investigate the mat
ter. If the investment of a few
hundred dollars in machinery will
improve our roads, by all means let
it be done.
Do Ti c H anf. the Ven?
Gov. Buchanan has given out that
he will submit the question of re
moval of the penitentiary to the ex
tra session of the Legislature, as well
as the matter of abolishing or modi
tying the lease system. If Warren
county still wants the pennitentiary,
it would be a good idea to let the
members of the Legislature know it
We don't believe the location of the
penitentiary in the county would
add anything to the county's moral
and social standing, but wedo believe
it would be of vast benefit to the
county financially. It would fur
nish a market for thousands of dol
lars worth of farm products annually,
would turn loose a great deal of
money here, and would naturally ex
pand all business interests. Alto
gether we believe it would be a ten
strike for Warren county to get the
penitentiary. Let us try for it, any
Knoxville Tribune : It is to be
hoped that an extra session of the
Legislature during the (log-days will
result in nothing rabid.
WE will sell next TUESDAY the remainder of our
remnants left from last week.
Others will be added as they
accumulate. There are some
rare bargains in these, and
it will pay you to see them.
We wish to invite your at
tention to one of the largest
in the city, which we have
just received this week. We
are trying to carry a much
finer line than heretofore.
We now have suits at
$15, $18, $20, $22.50, $25.
Our line of cheap goods is al
so much larger, reaching
down to the bottom. Our line
is large, embracing all the
new sacks, cutaways, slims,
stouts, youths, regulars, etc.
Our line of
also being opened, we will
have them from $3 to $25.
All the latest styles can be
seen. We have made an ex
tra effort to open these lines
of goods early, so as to give
the people the best opportu
nities that can be had in se
lecting a suit. We solicit an
early call from all who in
tend to wrear suits this fall.
That we are closing out our
summer goods at greatly re
duced prices, such as summer
coats and vests, ponges, rib
bon, straw hats, lawns,
ginghams, etc., etc. See our
silk umbrellas. :-: :-: :-:
THwnmm Bites & o
Corner Main and Ciiancerv Street.
- Is now ready for the reception oi guests, and solicits both regular board
ers and transient custom. Newly furnished throughout.
VpiRST i CLASS I FARE,
Polite attention, Reasonable Rates.
MRS. G. W. HOODENPYL personally superintends every department,'
and will spare no pains to please every guest.
MILBURN, OLD HICKORY, AND
The "Boss" Cart, Buggies, Etc.,
ALWAYS IN STOCK AND FOR SALE BY
THE McMINNVILLE HARDWAR
Cutlery, Stoves, Paints, Glass and Queensware,
Guns. Tinware, Etc.
Opera House JJWk McMIXX VI LLK. TKXN.