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A NEWArER OF TO-DAY j PURE IN TONE AND EXPRESSION ; ' PROGRESSIVE IN ALL THINGS.
MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, AUG- 8, 1891.
M. Furnsfure Store
M. B. HARWELL & CO,
Is now being shewn the largest and
handsomest stock of Furniture ever
brought to this section. We can
furnish any room from kitchen to
parlor, aud any kind o.' heme from
cottage to mansion.
We have beautiful bed room suits
in Walnut, Ash, Maple, aud 16th
Century Antique Oak,
nre away below retail city house!1.
When you want auy article of furni
ture whatever come and see w before
2v. 2B. SZ-EWEXjIL. CO.
Viola, Aug. G.-Tho Viola Normal
opened Monday morning with very
flattering prospects. There was a
large crowd of visitors present, and
79 pupils were enrolled. Some able
speeches were made by members of
the Board, followed by a very pleas
ing address by Prof. Sousley.
School opened at Hickory Creek
Academy two weeks ago under the
management of Prof. Garden.
A protracted meeting is being held
at Wesley's chapel this week.
Mrs. Waterhouse and children, of
Chattanooga, are the guests of Mr. E.
W. Smartt's family,
Miss Dora Mangum, after spend
ing two weeks very pleasantly here,
returned home last Monday.
Miss Lizzie Clark, who has been
attending her sister, Mrs. H. B. Bon
ner, returned to her home at Man
chester a week ago yesterday.
Mr. Johnnie West made a trip to
DeKalb County last Saturday.
Mr. Barton Moore and nephew,
Mr. Wallace Woods, who have been
visiting their brothers and uncles, re
turned to their home at Beech Grove
Messrs. Fred Murphy and Henry
Hamilton, of McMinnville, were vis-
itiug some young ladies here last
Miss Jennie Alderman, of War
trace, arrived Monday to resume her
duties in the school room.
Quite an interesting little "Novel"
has been circulating among our
young ladies the past week.
We are sorry to have to report so
much sickness in this community at
Miss Laura Stubblefield has been
quite sick for near two weeks, but is
Mrs. I). A. Ramsey and little
daughter, Bessie, are also very sick,
but we hope soon to know of a
change for the better. Rkxa.
Ben Lomond, Aug. (. We are now
having very pleasant weather on the
mountain. Since the recent rains
have subsided the roads have
greatly improved. Within the last
few days, work by private subscrip
tion has bi t n done on xome of the
roughest parts of the road until we
have -now n right good mountain
road; us guud perhaps as any other
mountain road in the country. With
-KipU Hi? fas
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 liu of
and Coffins. Particular attention
given to embalming.
We Invite a call from everybody.
in the last few weeks we have heard
some talk of a few cottages being
built here in time for next summer,
but we put little faith in anything we
hear about improvements on Ben
Lomond. When the work begins we
will have more faith, Quite a num
ber of persons have recently express
ed a desire to have a summer home
on this delightful hill. But notwith
standing they are quite able, they
are slow to act. We have about de
cided to let all such do as they please
about having homes here. WTe
would like very much to have a few
more nice families foi neighbors, but
of course will have to wait until they
are ready. We have heard it said
that the parties owning Ben Lomond
would be willing to donate to any re
sponsible party or company, the four
acres of ground, with water privi
leges, etc., laid olf for park and ho
tel, on condition said party or com
pany would build a hotel on the same
for the accomodation of summer vis
itors. Outside of our schools, we
know of nothing that would benefit
our community and town more than
to make Ben Lomond a popular sum
mer resort. While the investment
might not pay large dividends to
owners of hotel stock at Ben Lomond,
we believe it would pay reasonably
well if properly managed, directly to
the stockholders, and largely to the
entire community. Livery stables,
in fact all kinds of business, from the
washer-woman up, as well as farmers
and truck growers, would be btne
fitted. We would t? glad to see
hotel company organized with a cap
ital sufficient to build a good hotel
and would be one to take stock in
such company. Can there not be 15
or 20 good men in the town and
county who would take stock in such
an enterprise? It would not be nee
essary to build a very large or expen
sive hotel at once. Commence by
building one section of 20 good rooms
and build more as needed. It might
be better to build in sections, as there
would be less danger from fire, if
built far enough apart. The hotel
errounds would be large enough to
scatter the buildings, and leave
nice park in the center. We are in
good earnest about this enterprise,
and will be one of ony number to in
vest in it if the Ben Lomond Co.,
will oiler sufficient inducements, as
we believe they would do. We
would like to see every stockholder
and as many more as possible take
stock . What say you gentlemen?
J. B. Run m.Y.
Thaxton, August 5th, 1891. "We
have been having some good rains
for the last few days.
The farmers are through thresh
ing 'their wheat and report a good
Bro. Mabry has been holding a
series of meetings here for the past
Our school opened last Monday
with a large number of pupils.
Miss Mamie Hill, of Vervilla, has
been visiting Mr. A. T. Cope's family.
Miss Laura McPeak, of Carthage,
was visiting friends at this place last
Mr. Win. Brown had a six inch
grin on his face the other day. He
says its a boy.
Mr. Rob. Roddy and family, ol
Tracy City, were visiting relatives
here last week.
Mr. Abner Cope goes up the road
almost every Sunduy. Wonder what
the attraction is.
Mrs. Ike Charles, mother and
daughter are visiting in this vicinity.
Bro. Wiggington began a protract
ed meeting at White Hall last Tues.
Miss Lina King was the guest of
Miss Susie Northcut for a few days
The School at Thaxton.
Thaxton, August 4, 1891. I com
menced school at this place yester
day with forty pupils in attendence.
am well pleased with my school
and the community. I have never
met more social, clever and obliging
people than those in this part of the
good county of Warren.
I attended a series of meeting last
week conducted by the Methodists
at Old Mt.Zion, and became acquaint
ed with the pupils, and of course was
not so great a stranger when I com
menced Bchool. "I think it best to
visit before commencing school, es
pecially when a meeting is going on
I am having very little trouble in
grading my school. Will get some
of the new books in my school this
term. We have a uniformity of
books in our school.
The school interest is not what it
should be in this neighborhood, but
hope wo can report different when
I would like to hear from all the
teachers in the county, and am sure
the Standard would be pleased to
publish anything that would in any
way advance the schools or give any
information that would benefit the
I wonder how many teachers are
subscribers to either of the county pa
pers? Ifyouarenot you should be,
J. W. Maddux.
Dibrell. Aug. 5 Mr. Robt. Mar
tin, of Bea'r Branch.dted after a short
illness on the 3rd inst. He was a
good citizen and neighbor, and stood
high in the estimation of those who
were best acquainted with him.
Mr. II. B. White has left Dibrell
and located at. Oath for the present.
It was our pleasure to visit the
people at West Point, DeKalb coun
ty, on last Sunday. Vv e met many
friends whom we were glad to see,
and who gave us a friendly greeting
We have been blessed with fine
showers for the last several days, as
surincr us a good corn crop from all
There will be another medal con
test at the college next Tuesday night
the 11 inst., at 7:30.
Mr. Levi Wilson is preparing and
getting timber on the ground for
new mill dam.
Misses Mary and Otta Eckberger
and Miss Fannie Mingae, who have
been on a visit to relatives and friends
in Tennessee for several weeks wil
soon return to Alabama.
Elder J. S. Aculf is expected to
hold protracted services at Mt. Zion
for several days, commencing on Sun
day, Aug. 10th, at 10:30 a. m.
Wagon men report S5cts per bufch
el for best wheat at McMinnville.
Public schools all doing well in
East Main Street, - McMINNVILLE, TENN.
At the Churches Tomorrow,
Usual services at 10:45 a. m., and
7:45 p. m., by the pastor, Dr. A. D.
Preaching as usual at 10:45 a. m.,
and 7:45 p. m., by the pastor. Rev.
J. D. Murray.
CHURCH OF C1IKIST.
Preaching as usual at 10:30 a. m.,
and 7:45 p. m. conducted by Elder
O. M, Thurman.
Preaching at 10:15 a. m., and 7:15
p. m., by the pastor, Rev. J. T. Cur
ry, lieginning of week of prayer.
See program elsewhere.
A Card of Thanks.
The parsonage of the Methodist
Churcli i3 now complete, furnished
and is being occupied by the pastor
and his family. We wish to , return
our unfeigned thanks tolthe many
hands and hearts that have so kindly
helped in this much needed church
enterprise. The members of our own
church have given liberally and
cheerfully. In behalf of our church,
I thank most heartily our friends and
members of other churches for their
generous help. I wish in particular
to express my personal most cordial
thanks to the young men of McMiria
ville, who have given $125.00. May
you, young men, have what Benja
min Franklin said would make most
for human happiness: "A nice little
farm well tilled, a nice little house
well filled, and a nice little wife well
drilled." J. T. Cubby.
Week of Prayer.
The week of prayer, as set apart by
the College of Bishops, will be ob
served at the Methodist Church in
this place, begining to-morrow, and
continuing every night next week.
The following program will be ob
Sunday, Aug, 9. Sermons on the
baptism of the Holy Spirit 'as an ifr
duement of rower and a preparation
Monday, Aug. 10. Prayer for
greater spiritual power for all our
Tuesdav. Autr. 11. Prayer for
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more spiritual-mindness and a high
er estimate of spiritual things for all
Wednesday, Aug. 12. Prayer for
the increase of home religion, more
family altar, nd greater lidrlify to
AND- ) :
x DINING ROOM SETS,
the religious needs of our homes,
Thursday, Aug 13. Prayer for the
youth of the church in our Sunday
schools, Epworth Leagues, and in
stitutions of learning.
Friday, Aug. 14. Prayer for our
missions and missionaries in foreign
Saturday, Aug. 15. Prayer for our
missionary workers among the une-
vangelized in our cities and on the
Program of Teachers' Work for Aug.
10 to 10:20, A. M.-Opening Exer
10:20 to ll.-Orammar, The Verb.
II. B. Evans.
11 to 11:40. History, Discoveries
II. J. Hutching
11:40 to 1:30. Noon Recess.
1:30 to 2,-IIow to Grade-J. G.
2 to 2:40. Arithmetic, Decimals
J. W. Maddux.
2:40 to 2:50. Rest.
2:50 to 3:20.-The Public School of
the Present vs. The Public School of
the Past. Eugene B. Etter.
3:20 to 4. General Discussion.
A full attendance of teachers is de
sired. The Directors 6hould, when
possible, attend Institutes, that they
may know something of the compar
ative qualifications of their employes.
Eugexe B. Etter, Sec'y.
Smithvillo on a Boom.
The Smithville correspondent of
the American, under date of August
4th, writes that paper as follows:
"The boom continues to grow in
Smithville. News of the proposed
railroad from Greeneville, through
DeKalb County, and on to Nashville,
has put new zeal in our people. There
is strong talk of a branch road being
built from McMinnville to Smith
ville, in order to get the fine oak tim
ber which is growing around our
"It has been discovered that the
clay at Bright Hill, three miles from
Smithville, which has been used in
making crockeryware, can be used in
making queensware of the finest sort,
and a company has been organized at
McMinnville to develop it. Six new
pottery factories will soon be put in
there, while, at the same time, the
arrangements for the making of
queensware will go on."
"Chicago had a million dollar fire