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A NEWSPAPER OF TO-DAY; PURE IN TONE AND EXPRESSION ; PROGRESSIVE IN ALL THINGS.
MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, AUG. 15, 1891.
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M. B. HARWELL & CO,
MC MINNVILLE, TENN.,
Is now being showu the largest and
handsomest stock of Furniture ever
brought to this section. We can
furnisli any room from kitchen to
parlor, and any kind of home from
cottage to ii)nnsion.
We have beautiful bed room suits
in Walnut, Ash, Maple, and 10th
Century Antique Oak.
are away below retail city house!'.
When you van! any article of furni
ture whatever come nud see ui before
Judge Ridley Resigns.
Hon. G. S. Ridley has resigned as
Judge-of the Criminal Court of Dav
idson county, to accept the position
of general .counsel and manager of
the Tennessee Coal Company. The
American has this to say of tne new
"The Tennessee Coal Company
was organized a month ago by east
ern Tennessee and Kentuckey capi
tal. It has $300,000 capital stock and
will issue $100,000 of bonds. The
company's possessions lie in Van
Burren and White counties near
Sparta, and a railroad will be built
from the mining fields at once to a
point between Sparta and McMinn
vill. The Midland surveys run
through the property. A. L. Black
man, of Nashville, is the President,
and Capt Ritchie, of Louisville, is
Vice President. Judge Ridley's du
ties begin practically at once and he
will hereafter be less in Nashville,
spending his time mainly on the
At the Churches Tomorrow.
CIILT.CH OF CHUIST.
Usual services at 10:30 a. m., con
ducted by Elder II. L. Walling.
Dr. A. D. Phillips will preach as
usual in the morning. Union ser
vice at night.
Preaching at 10:45 a. in., by the
pastor, Rev. J. 1). Murray. No ser
vice at night. Mr. Murray will
preach at Viola Sunday night.
Preaching at 10:45 a. in., and 7:30
p. m., by the pastor, Rev. J. T. Cur
ry. Subject of morning sermon :
"The Home and Foreign Missions of
Southern Methodism." Subject of
night sermon : "How to Beach True
LIST OF LETTERS
remaining in the PostoQice at McMinnville,
for the week euding Aug. 13 which will be
forwarded to the Dead Letter Office if not
called for in 30 davs.
Blauton, Miss Carrie
Bianford, Col. John
Cole, Miss Mary
llnghes, Mrs. Fanuie
By order of the I
Kinn, Mr. Jim K
Robertson & Mcltey-
Smith, Millie J.
Turner, Dr. J. T
O. Department. One
Cent must be collected on all advertised let
ters. Farties calling for any of these letters
will please say "Advertised."
A. II. Faclkser, P. M.
Why suffer? Treston's "Head-Ake"
will cure you.
Kif.iSrt Xn Hear:
We have one of the finest and
handsomest hearses ever brought t
the South, and eive special attention
to the direction of funerals. We
carry a large linn of
Casbb, Kstalic and Wool C:
and Coflius. Particular attention
given to embalming.
. We Invite a call from everybody.
Are You Coming.
Prof. Thomas J. Ogilvie, Assistant
Commissioner of Agriculture, Prof.
v anderford of the State University,
and Prof. Garrett, State Superinten
dent of Public Instruction, will be in
McMinnville next Monday to ad
dress the people on the subject of
agriculture, and to organize a far
mers' institute. 'Every farmer in the
county who can leave his home on
that day should be here and listen to
these addresses, as they will be both
interesting and instructive. Farmer's
institutes have been organized in a
number of counties under the auspices
of the Slate Bureau of Agriculture,
and Warren county should not loe
behind in any progressive move
Success of a Knoxville Graduate.
Mr. Henry L. McCorkle, graduate
of the University of Tennessee, class
of '89, is now a full fledged United
States Army officer.
Under a new law recently enacted
by Congress, every State College hav
ing a military department under the
direction of a United States Army
officer, is allowed to nominate two of
its best graduates each year to be en
rolled in the United States Army
Itegister to be called for when want
ed. Mr. McCorkle was one of the
lucky number at the University of
Tennessee the first year after this
law went into effect. He was called
up to Washington for examination
recently with twenty-three other
young men from various colleges,
and was one of twelve to pass the
examinations, which lasted a whole
week,and received on the first of Aug,
his commission as a Second Lieuten
ant in the Army. Though there
were a'number of applicants, he is
the only student selected from the
universities south of the Ohio River.
This speaks well for him and for the
University of Tennessee. Mr. Mc
Corkle will be a Second Lieutenant
in the Infantry and has been assign
ed to a regiment now stationed at
Montana. Lieutenant McCorkle was
a great favorite among his associ
ates, who will congratulate him most
heartily upon his remarkabe success.
A man boasting to the claim of "a
second Jesse James," robbed the Ex
change Bank of Columbus Grove, O.,
of about $1,200 last Saturday morning,
wounded the cashier, shot and killed
a fanner at the door and made good
i his escape.
The McMinnville City Schools will
open on Monday August 17, 1891,
and close with the last week in May,
1892. The session will continue ten
months as usual.
Tickets should . be procured thin
week from the Secretary, Mr. It. M.
Reams, at the Standard office.
No books should be bought until
the pupil's grade has been assigned.
No new text-books have been in
troduced, and under our law no
changes will be made in text-books
for four years.
The schools, under the new law,
will open at 7:30 a. inland close at
1:30 p.m., until November 15. there
after until March 1, 1892, they will
open at 8 a. m.
Like all innovations the new law
regulating hours will meet with op
position, but after a lew weeks of
trial its merits will be discovered.
It was passed by the Board of Edu
cation for the following reasons :
1. It is in itself right and proper,
and is now in use in all larger cities
and towns maintaining a system of
2. Our grounds are so small that
children can get no exercise that
would be really beneficial, and much
annoyance is cansed to those living
near the school buildings by attempts
3. The location of the school build
ings in the heart of the towTf rendered
much playing, such as boys usually
Indulge in, dangerous to children
and to passers by.
4. Ever since the schools have been
inaugurated, it js estimated that a
daily average of one fifth the children
are not sent back by parents after
dinner; irregular dinner hours cause
an average ol one hith more to come
late, thus breaking in on the regular
work and demoralizing the schools.
5. In the cities where eight tenths
of the children are those of mechan
ics, this system especially favors that
class of people. The regular dinner
hour for mechanics is shortly after
eleven, there as well as here, and it is
believed that this new law will
enure to the benefit of thP working
C. Many poor people here could
not send to school because they
needed their children's help; or else
sent them irregularly. The Board
hopes by placing the greater part of
the afternoon at their disposal to
remedy this misfortune and allow the
poorest to attend the schools.
7. Among educators little impor
tance is attached to afternoon hours
in the school-room, where the dhild
ren do not average over fourteen
years of age. But the morning
hours should be vigorously employed,
and the whole available time should
For these reasons the Board passed
the continuous session law, which
they have been considering and in
vestigating for over two years.
All white children must report to
the Superintendent at the High
School building at 8 o'clock, Aug. 17.
All colored children must report at
the building now used by the Colored
M. E. Church at 10 o'clock, Aug. 17
All children who are. to be sent to
school should enter the first day and
go until the last. Every day is valu
ableif a student learns nothing,
he at least is prevented from forget
ing even by tolerable teachers.
In advance, we warn the people
that we are determined not to crowd
the schools as was done last year.
After taking a certain number we
shall allow no more to enter until
more room is provided.
e took last year a great many
more pupils than we could com
fortably seat; wo shall not make i
similar mistake this session.
Jas. G. Meador-v
All parties indebted to the Me
Minnville Hardware Co., composed
of Moffitt & Smith, must settle their
notes and accounts by the 1st Mon
day in September. All notes and ae
counts unpaid at that date will be
placed into the hands of officers
Please call and settle promptly, and
you will greatly oblige us.
McMixxvili.k Hardware Co
. LIVELY & S8
East Main Street, McMINNVILLE, TENN.
Ben Lomond, Aug. 13. This week
nas been unusually pleasant on Ben
Lomond. While millions of human
ity in the cities have been suffering
on account of oppressive heat, we
have been very comfortable. Not
only the temperature of the atmos
phere has been delightful, but we
have been favored with quite a num
ber of pleasant visitors, contributing
to the social pleasures and enjoyment
of all. To Messrs. Sam and Warner
Colville, Charlie Fisher, Misses Clara
Stainback and Mary Ritchey are we
indebted lor a most delightful musi
cal entertainment last Tuesday night.
These young gentlemen have fine
musical talent, well cultivated. We
would be glad to have them with us
often. Capt. T. C. Lind is absent this
week, attending Court at Altamont.
The following is our list of visitors
since last report: O. F. Bruster, Mrs.
Eliza J. Mitchell, Mrs. W. S. Lively,
Misses Nannie and Mary C. Lively,
McMinnville; Miss Susan Parker,
Cleveland, Ohio; Miss Laura P.
Smith, Warren, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. Garner, Miss Carrie Garner,
Viola, Tenn; Miss Mamie M. Brown,
Roy Brown, J. W. Gray and wife,
McMinnville; . Miss 1'. Eggleston,
Wis.; Mrs. Geo. T. Lewis, Miss
Blanche Lewis, Misses Clarene Camp
bell, L. Campbell, Eugene Campbell,
Master Trigg Campbell, McMinn
ville; Mrs. R. Thomas, Mrs. J. II.
Merrill, Miss Lillie Merrill, Thomas-
ville, Ga.; Mr; John S. Lewis, Misses
Catharine and Charlotte Lewis, Mem
phis; Miss Lillie Ransom, Murfrees
boro; Mr. Claude I). Sullivan, Miss
Kit Davis, Nashville; Miss Birdie
Lewis, Messrs. II. B. Price, Frank
Colville, J. J. Morford, T. C. Smartt,
Jr., Misses Evie Morford and Lula
Smartt, McMinnville; Col. P. H.
Marbury, Riverside, Ala.; Frank
Spurlock and wife, Chattanooga; Mrs.
T. O. Bagley, Miss Virgie Bagley,
Fayetteville; Rev. Mr. and Mrs.
Binkley, Master Burney Binkley,
Lebanon;, Messrs. Smith and Gaffin,
Misses Bonner and Rice, McMinn
ville; Mrs. Gross, Mrs. Pritchard,
Atlanta; Mrs. J. II. Hughes, Ir.
and Mrs. G. T. Stainback, McMinn
ville; Ben Stainback, wife and child,
Memphis; Mrs. C. Haven, Birming
ham; Miss C. Stainback, George
Stainback, Jr., Chas. Q. Fisher, Miss
Bettie Smithson, Master Chas. Wom
ack, Miss Anna Ross, J. F. Mor
ford and wife, Miss Blanche Carson,
x DINING ROOM SETS, '
Viola, Aug. J2, Mr. Ewinz and
family, of Petersburg, spent the uast
week in Viola, on a pleasure trip.
They had the pleasure of meeting E.
W. bmartt, who was wounded dur
ing the war and was taken to the
homeofMr3. Ewing's father, and
cared for until his recovery.
Misses Brown and Stainback. and
Mr. Roy Brown, of McMinnville. to
gether with Miss Eakin, of Texas,
and Mr. Geo. Frierson, of Mississip
pi, have been visiting, for the past
week.the hospitable home of Mr. and
Mrs. W. L. Garner, of Viola. They
report a delightful time regret that
the hours have sped so swiftly by,
and from the length of the faces of
some of our "village folks," we are
incliued to think the regret is mutual.
On Friday evening Misses Brown
and Stainback contributed to the
pleasure of our "Literary" at the col-.
lege by favoring us with a vocal solo
and a recitation, both' well rendered,
and displayed culture. On Saturday
evening a most enjoyable entertain
ment was given in honor of the visi
tors by Miss Carrie Garner.
Dr. Moore and wife and Mr. James
Witherspoon and wife, of Murfrees
boro, made a flying trip to Beershe
We are glad to see Miss Jennie Al
dermen in the Viola Normal again.
Viola seems at a loss without her;
she adds much to the community.
Dr. E. II. Jones and wife visited
Frank Bruster and Willie Ramsey,
of McMinnville, spent a few days in
Viola the past week. Come again,
boys. Luxe Boy.
The Never Failing Remedy.
Those who continue to suffer with
contagious blood disease, after hav
ing gone through the usual course of
treatment, have one consolation :
They can fall back on the never-lail-ing
specific, S. S. S. Sometimes they
suffer from the disease itself, and
sometimes from the effects of the
treatment, especially if mercury
and other mineral poisons have been
employed. In either case they can
find an infallible remedy in S. S. S.
It would be better to take advantage
of the remedy before undergoing
other treatment, as thousands have
done and are doing, but it is not
everybody's foresight that is as good
as his hindsight.
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Suteeribe for the Staxdard, $1.