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8, SOUTHERN, STANDARD MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE.SATURDAY, OCT, lo.isoi.
A cream of tartar baking
powder. Highest of all iu
leavening strength. Latest
U. S". Government Food Jle
port. PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
W. J. JOI.I.Y.
JOLLY & SEITZ,
PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS.
Office U8tairN in Munoci'm New Block.
MeMiiir.ville, . Tenueisee.
A B. RAMSEY, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office hours nt residence on West Main
"Street 7 to 8 a. m., 12 to I mid (J to 7 y. in
Office over the
store of A. II.
"Gross, in Potts
1IATU0N & BAKER,
Surveyors and Giyil Engineers.
Office Potts Block,
Four prisonerx were taken from
the jail here to the penitentiary
last Monday. They were John and
Alex Lowe, Sam Carson, and Jack
Smartt. The first three named are
white men, the last one a negro
Hiram Newby, sentenced for 2J
years, has taken an appeal to the
the Supreme Court.
Jus now a settled fact that our
Hoard of Mayor and Aldermen will
pass a hog law at its next meeting
We understand that the members of
the Hoard are unanimously agreed
upon it. Marshal Maxwell says the
law will bo strictly enforced, conse
quently all parties now using the
streets as hour natures should begin
to prepare other quarters for them.
The monthly meeting of the War
ren County Farmers' Institute will
be hclil at the courthouse in McMinn
To The rnbllc.
Having sold my stock of goods
to S. K. Ashley, I desire to close
up my old accounts, and request all
ndeVted to me to call and settle at
once. Thanking all for past favors,
and soliciting for my successor con
tinuance of your patronage, I remain,
Very Respectfully, V. II. Yokk.
I wore a pair of Thurman's $3.00
Hay State Shoes to town today,
which have lasted me over eighteen
months for evtry day wear. I expect
to wear them all next summer.
We guarantee every pair of Hay
State Shoes we sell. They come in
all grades for ladies, misses, children,
and men. Try a pair.
Til CRM an Bitos A Co.
LIST OP LETTERS.
lU'iiiiiiiiing in the Postoffice r.t McMinnville,
for the week ending Oct. which will be
forwarded to the Dead Jitter Office if not
I for in ."0 dii vs.
Aiiison, Uul't E.
P-row ii, llenrv
l ori.st. W. M.
Py order of tin
Hart, Miv D;uin.r
Rich, Mr. Dr.
P. O. Department, One
l i nt imit lie collected on nil advertised let-
i ers. Parties falling for tiny of thre letters
will pleiHe say 'Advertised."
A. II. Faulkner, r. M.
hi i!i:' municipal election at Nash
ville Thursday, what was known as
the "City Democracy" ticket, beaded
by 'apl. Geo. R. Guild for Mavor,
elecfed by good majorities.
THE CITY SCHOOLS.
Report of the Superintendent for the
Flrttt Month of Fall Term.
To the Honorable Board of Education,
Gentlemen: I beg leave to submit
the following, as my report for the
month beginning August 17, and end
ing September 11, 1891:
Total enrollment, 'Whites .200
Average number belonuiim, Whites 2.W.05
" ' " Colored 42
" attending daily. Whites 250.50
Percent of attendance, Whites 98
No. days tauKht .20
An examination of the foregoing
statistics will show that we have now
in the white schools some 25 pupils
more than we can conveniently ac
commodate. Still, if we have no
more to seat before Oct. 1, we can
comfortably place our surplus. In
this town the law of shrinkage in at
tendance is about 5 per cent a month
for the first seven months, and from
10 to 15 per cent for the remaining
It is certain, however, that we can
take no more pupils till more room
is provided, which I think should be
done by Nov. 1, at the latest.
THE CLASS. OF I'UriLS
we have this year taken is by far the
best of any previous session since I
have had the honor to serve, you.
In the main, they are clean, decent
and orderly, and for this month, at
any rate, quite studious. They are
making fine progress. At least 95
per cent of the white pupils that have
thus far entered were enrolled last
year, and as many as 175 of the num
ber missed less than ten days from
school last session. It has therefore
been possible to effect a far more
thorough organization of the white
schools than ever before.
THE NEW HOCUS,
known as the continuous session,
have largely contributed to this re
suit, beyond any question.
while there have been some pro
tests against the employment of these
hours, they have mainly come from
people only slightly interested in the
matter. A great majority of Ihe me
chanics and working people express
great satisfaction, and I have heard
nothintr but approval except from
people who have systematically crit
icised every act of this Hoard since
h-tve been a citizen of the place. It
seems to be conceeded, however, that
this Board will manage its own busi
ness without the help of the gratul
tous advice usually bestowed so lib
era 11 v upon people who serve the
public. A great deal of silly criticism
is unquestionably thus avoided.
It is certain that the continuous
session has been productive of most
gratifying results, so lar as concerns
the behavior and punctuality of the
pupils, and has enabled the teachers
to discipline and systematize the
schools in a manner never before pos
of the grounds, school rooms and
class rooms is as perfect as can be at
tained in. our buildings. In addition
to this there is a method and neatness
never before secured, attributable
solely to the fact that our school
rooms are presided over by lady
teachers. The old story of the
"Silken Glove and Iron Hand"
nowhere shows to a better advan
tage than in the public schools. The
average man fails utterly to refine.
The Iron Hand he usually has, if he
knows his business but somehow or
other that hand manages to burst the
glove. Of course it is necessary that
our lady teachers should have a
staunch and unflinching support un
der all circumstances, which is of
course a very simple matter.
I make the unanswerable argu
ment that cleanliness, neatness, and
graceful movements are conducivein
a high degree to order, and that just
as refinement distinguishes the civil
ized man from the savage, so the
school room, where the highest and
strongest refining influences are
brought to bear, will rise above that
where these influences are absent.
In the public schools we are edu
cating the nation's future citizens,
and since proper home influences are
frequently lacking, the schools should
not fail to supply all needs.
This leads to the consideration of
my second corollary to the general
proposition above stated, namely:
that the school needs a
coop little library.
To educate a mau or woman with
a few dry text-books is like tryh.jr, to
make an animal out of a few dry
bones. The aim and primary object
of the text-book is mental training
they are supposed, when mastered,
to prepare and strengthen the mind
lor the real e Iu nation which expen- i
ence and reading- give. The aphor
ism of Hacon that "Reading maketh
a full man" is always true, and the
man who has .never read anything
beyond a lew dog-eared school books
and a few paltry newspapers, can in
no sense be termed an educated per
son. 1 have never yet known one to
acquire a taste for reading of the
right kind after reaching full mental
maturity it must be nurtured before
the attainment of one's mental
growth. Apart, however, from the
necessity of training children to read
proper books, a school library is of
immense assistance in mustering
text-books, because general reading
supplements the text-book, and
broadensjthe pupil's knowledge of the
subjectln hand, and especially be
cause it stimulates inquiry and all
forms of mental activity.
I urge upon you the Importance of
taking some steps toward the acqui
sition of such a Library as would
meet our wants. I would hgain sug
gest that a small sum of ioney be
put aside each year for this purpose.
I hope the Hoard will not vote me a
crank on this subject. . So profound
ly am I convinced of its importance,
that should I have accomplished
nothing else but the ,' purchase of a
school library during my term of
service here, I should feel that I have
indeed not labored in vain. I urge
this all the more strongly because I
believe the town has never before
had a Board of Education who could
so clearly appreciate the importance
of the question I have thus striven to
present. All the more do I urge the
matter upon you in view of the re
cent action of the city council, be
cause it seems now certain that prop
er buildings will shortly be erected,
and if you should now set about pro
viding a small library a suitable
place could be provided for such
books and apparatus as we might in
any way acquire. In the prompt
purchase of the
HEN LOMOND LOT
the city council has shown a liberal
ity and public, spiritedness that
should commend its members to peo
ple of every rank and class.
In this action they have shown
that they most unequivocally intend
to keep their pledges to the people to
provide new and more commodious
school buildings. None the less
worthy of commendation are the ef
forts of your own honorable body in
laboring for this same end. For
nearly three years has this Hoard
sought to get possession of that prop
erty, and I feel that the Hoard of Al
dermen, in thus crowning your ef
forts with success, have not only paid
a ueiereniiai compliment to our
Hoard of Education, but, upon the
erection of suitable building upon
this ground they vill have planted
for themselves an imperishable mon
ument. THE COLORED SCHOOL ISL'ILDINGi
now iu process oft construction will
be, when completed, a most excel
lent house for the purpose. While
not much can be said in favor of the
location.it will for some years to
come serve all purposes most admira
bly. It will comfortably seat not less
than 150 pupils. It will probably be
completed within three weeks.
Meanwhile we shall continue to use
the old church for the colored school.
The colored school is doing as well as
could be expected. The teachers are
doing their best, and both of them
are thorough andj competent.
I wish to express to your honorable
body mv high appreciation of the
you have this year put in the schools.
The perfect condition of the school
rooms under the management of
Misses Thurman, Pearson, and
Stainbaek, I have already mention
ed. The services of these three
teachers you could ill dispense with.
In Mr. Lowry you have also secured
quite a competent and, efficient in
A NEW TEACHER .
and more room will be necessary if
we push the schools as they " should
be, and take all applicants from the
country. The county schools all close
about the first of November, and
many by Oct. 15. Many pupils, will
doubtless wish to enter school about
that time, i uo not see why we
should not make the schools earn
from $10.00 to $75.00 per month, with
J. G. Meadors,
Supt. of Schools.
At a meeting of the Hoard of Edu
cation held last Wednesday,the above
report was received. The recommen
dations of the Superintendent regard
ing a library for the school were
unanimously approved, and Messrs.
Beech, Black and Sparks were ap
pointed a committee to itevise ways
and mean f.r establishing ranch a
Everything -is 02T
Their new goods are going !
a-mS m i
ard 1 lag will soon decorate our flag pole and people will
have to ECTJSTLE to keep HOT, or
buy from us such. things , as Flannels, Linseys, Woolen
Dresses, Shawls, Wrap's, Overcoats, etc. Now is the
time to make your selections. We will sell you
Bedford Cords, (just received).. 12 c
Prints.. . 5, G and 7 cts.
Wool Filling dress goods ... .........10 cts.
36 inch Henriettas 25 cts.
All wool dress goods..... 30 cents to $3.50.
Nice Gimps 10 cts.
Cords 10 cents per yard.
Nail heads '. -10 cents per doz.
Silk twist, Belding's 22 cents each.
Canton Flannels 9, 10 and 12 cts.
Flannels 20 to 40 cts.
Gloves 15 to 35 cts.
Umbrellas 85 c to $2.00.
Gossamers 90 c to $3.50. '
Children's shoes 50 c to $1.25.
Misses shoes 75 c up.
Ladies' shoes ....$1.00 up.
Mens' shoes $1.00 up.
Childrens suits .' $1'.50 up.
Boys and men's suits at all prices.
Everything from one end to the other is carefully selected
and marked cheap.
See our new style
We can't begin to say what our stock deserves. E very body
'asked to call.
WMwmMM mam &
At the Churches lomorrow.
church of christ.
' Preaching at 10:30 a. in., and (i:15
p. m., by Elder O. M. Thurman.
Usual service morning and night,
by the pastor, Rev. J. T. Curry.
Preaching as usual at 10:15 a. m.,
and 6:45 p. m., by the pastor, Rev
J. D. Murray.
Preaching as usual at 10:45 a. m.,
and (5:45 p. m. Subject of morning
sermon, "Work Out Your Own Sal
vation." CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN.
Dr. Stainbaek, after an absence of
three weeks, will fill his pulpit as
usual Sunday morning and night,
and the communion will be adminis
tered at the morning service.
Democratic Eally and Barbecue.
There will be a grand old-fashions
ed Democratic rally and barbecue at
Sparta on Saturday,-Oct. 21th. We
take the following from the circular
announcing the occasion: : ' .. '". '
It will be an old-fashion barbecue,
with the meats cookou on the
grounds. Preparations will be made
to feed ton thousand people and the
Democrats of White, Putnam, Over
ton, Clay, Picket, Jackson i DeKalb,
Warren, Cumberland, Van Burren,
Bledsoe, in fact, from any part of
the State, are especially invited to
come out and hear some of the ablest
speakers of the State discuss the is
sues of the day.
The following speakers have been
invited to address the meeting: -Ex-
Gov. Robert L. Taylor, Hon. Josiah
Patterson, Hon. Frank Wilson, Ex:
Gov. A. S. Marks, Gen. AV. B. Bate,
Hon. John F. House, Hon. Benton
McMillin, Hon. II. C. Snodgrass,
Gov. John P. Buchanan.
Democrats, Allianceman, Repub
licans, Prohibitionists and everybody
are invited to attend, hear the issues
discussed and eat a tine dinner. A
fair division of time will be given
Hon. J. H. McDowell or any other
prominent advocate of the "Ocala de
Arrangements will be made to
have special trains run from Tullaho
ma in the morning and return in the
BROS & GO,,
going ! ! GONE ! ! ! The Bliz-
Dibrell, Oct. 8.--N0 frost vet. how
ever, the air felt very much like
late yesterday evening. .
Misses Belle and Ellen Wilson are
paying Dibrell a visit.
Prayer meeting at Mt. Zion every
Wednesday night. All are Invited
to attend these services.
Wheat sowing time has come asrain
and some of our farmers are placing
the grain in the ground.
We are to have a magic and comic
show at the college Friday night the
Henry Bess, sure enough, got car
ried several days ago.
Our Literary Society is still doing
well. Meets Friday night Oct. lGth.
Mr. E. W. Mitchell gave us a call
a day or two ago. He now has
charge of the public school at Oak
Grove and I am informed that He is
teaching a good school and giving
The complaint still comes of hard
times, no money. If we would only
keep out of. debt, these very hard
times, as we are accustomed to say,
would but seldom come.
Mr. W. B. Parker, our young M.
D., of this place, is soon to go
Smithville to try his hand at
medical profession. We wish Byron
every success that belongs to the pro
fession. Pcuch Seed Wanted. ,
We will pay 25 cents per bushel for
all clean, dry poach seed delivered to
either of us by Nov. 1st, 1891. All
that have dried up on trees, or fallen
to the ground, or seed thrown, under
trees after eating the peaches any
time during the season, are good and
will be taken if well cleaned.
II. II. TlTTSWOKTH,
W. C. & B. F. Womack,
West Tenn. Whig: Doesn't J. H.
cDowell draw a salary of nearly
r.O tier iiwmtli 1 in Hip iiatinnnl till!.
anee committee, in addition to his
p.u wur-n:ii 111 ,!ti in ?;,on' yvi
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