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DEC- , 189 1.
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in the Senate some days.
The cases brought before the U. S.
Supreme Court by New York and
Chicago importers to test the consti
tutionality of the McKinley tariff
law, has been under consideration of
that tribunal this week.
The Nashville American is back
in its old quarters again, and is ap
pearing in a neat new dress of type.
The American's political lead will
not do to follow every time, but it
easily wears the palm as the best
newspaper in the State.
Gov. Buchanan has gone to
Washington, it is said to aid Mr. Mc-
Millin in his 'race for the Speakership.
It is of course all right and proper for
the Governor to feel a deep interest
in the success of Tennessee's candi
date for the Speakership, but he has
affairs of State at home sufficient to
keep him quite busy just now.
A train on the St. Louis & San
Francisco Iload was held up by six
masked men at Glendale, near St.
Louis, last Monday night, and theex
press car robbed of a large amount of
cash. Train robbing is about the
most successful business carried on in
this country. Fewer failures are re
ported in it than any other business
we know of.
About 300 of the convicts released
in East Tennessee have now been re
captured, ana the JNashville papers
report that arrangements are now
being perfected for their return to
Briceville, Coal Creek and Oliver
Springs. A heavy guard will be
placed at each place. Gov. Buch
anan is reported as saying that
"the convicts shall be returned to the
mines if it takes every able-bodied
man in the State to do it."
The American of Wednesday
-claims that the Alliance has destroy
;d the free silver coinage boom by
handicapping it with the Ocala de-
demands. The American's theoriZ'
ang U rather gauzy. The people
thave looked into the free silver mat
iter, and finding nothing in it, have
-simply dropped it, that is all. Good,
bard business senso has triumphed
ver political scheming, and the
free silver issue has been laid on the
Xothinci particularly new has de
veloped in the Speakership contest at
Washington during the last week.
i-.acu fanmuate ana their irienas are
presenting a vigorous canvass. Ef
forts are being made to induce some
of the weaker candidates to with
draw, and their efforts may provo
successful before the caucus convenes
today. Tennesseans are still 'hopeful
of the tiual triumph of McMillin.
The latest news from Washington
nivcs Crisp the load, but it is general
ly admitted that no nomination will
lm made on first ballot.
A man who can be happy and
philosophical with rheumatic pains
is doubly endowe 1 with the amiabil
ity so common t editois. Here is
what editor Tnir.im,oft!iH'IarkiviIlc
Leaf-Chronicle, penned Just after
eating m thanksgiving dinner:
"Blessed is he that hits rheuma
tism, for he wants no more, and will
never have anything else. He never
gets lonesome, and lakes no trouble
lor his pains. He is never without an
excuse lor Ktayitig at home when he
don't feel like going to church, and
may with impunity take something
lor his stomach's saKewnen coiu
chills are chasing each other up and
down his spinal column and shooting
electric darts all through his anat
omy, lie is constantly reminded
that he is a living being wun an
acute sense of feeling that the disease
never kills, and nothing else can
tackle him while that is on. And
then the most comforting thing of
all, he feels certain that the angels
will come when the rheumatics
THE GOLDEN SHORE.
Something of the Fruits, Flowers and
Customs of Southern California.
Sax Diego, Cal., Nov. 2o,18!)l.
Editor Standard: This being a
sea coasttown.it is very picturesque
ly situated, nnd has one of the finest
harbors south of San Francisco. The
bay, which has a surface area of
about twenty-four square miles, is
locked in by land on all sides, with
but a narrow channel for the passage
of steam vessels. The beach stretch
es out like a thread of gold for many
miles, separating the bay from the
main ocean. without lew excep
tions n representative of all nations
on the globe may be found in San
Diego, and neither is it wanting in
religious denominations. It is said
that nearly every day in the week is
observed as Sunday or Lord's day by
some one of these different denomi
nations. The public school buildings
are handsome structures, of which
there are five, and all entirely
governed by lady presidents, and
teachers, there being one gentleman
superintendent of all. The Kinder
gartens are conducted in all the pub
lic schools, and the little ones are
taught all branches of industry. Clay
modeling and industrial drawing are
especially taught. The latter con
sists of making patterns for stamping
wall paper, dress fabrics, and carpet
ing. Each school is amply supplied
with towels, soap and water, and the
little urchins are taught habits
cleanliness, too, along with
many other things. Women
eeneral are preferred to men in such
positions as they aspire to, such
clerking, book keeping, and type
writing, and many other things.
San Diego h also noted for its
mild climate, both summer and
winter. Even this late in the season
one may look out over thousands
houses and scarcely see a smoke cur
ing up from one of them. Com
paratively speaking, coal and wood are
in small demand, gasoline being the
main agent of heat, especially for
The site of San Diego is a gradual
slope upward from the bay, and its
many lovely hills are crowned with
handsome residences, mostly of
wood. There are but few buildings
of brick or stone. There are a num
ber of hotels, which are fully up with
the times in their accomodations and
conveniences. It would be a useless
attempt to describe the many beauti
ful gardens of San Diego, but in
many instances flowers that we treas
ure back east, grow in such rank pro
fusion as to merit but little apprecia
tion. Tropical fruits of all kinds are
grown here, bananas fruit nicely, but
not to perfection. Olive picking is
now at hand. Oranges and lemons
will not ripen till later. On one
orange tree, not over eighteen inches
high, I counted sixteen perfectly
formed oranges. Lemon trees bloom
and ripen their fruit at the same
The first thing by way of entertain
ment since I came here, was a lecture
by a christian Jew from India. He
wore his native costume, which con
sisted of the oriental turban for the
head, a tight fitting waist, and a
skirt which was a breadth of cloth
folded about the waist two or three
times, and extending to the floor.
A long sash was tied around the
waist, the ends, which were fringed,
reaching to the hem of the garment
I he entire suit was of cotton goods,
in broad red and light tan 6tripos
His lecture would have been of great
interest, out ne spoKe j-.nglish so
brokenly that only a few facts could
Hoping to be abie to tell your read
erssomething more interesting in the
futurp, will close.
A WaKI'.KN CotNTIAX
Two gamblers fought an im
provised duel at Xashville Wednes
day evening in a room fifteen feet
suture. There wore about a dozen
men in ther.iom and nine shots were
fired, yet nn on.'! was hurt.
. Washington, D. C. Nov. 30, 1890.
The next Speaker of the House will
bo Mr. Mi'.ls-Crisp-McMillin-Springer
Hatch, just as certain as
the caucus meets next Saturday. As
prophet with a reputation to main
tain, there are no signs visible that
would justify your correspondent in
dropping any portion of this compos-
te name. In plain everyday talk,
these five gentlemen and their friends
are engaged in conducting one of the
veliest and the most uncertain cam
paigns for the speakership ever
known. Each of them is apparently
confident of winning. It is conceded
by the other candidates that Mills
and Crisp are well in the lead, but
they contend that neither of them
an get votes enough to get nomina
ted and that after two or three bal
ots are taken without result, there
will be a stampede to other candi
dates. Mr. Crisp's friends boldly
laim his nomination without fail on
the first ballot while the advocates of
Mr. Mills say that he will be nomi
nated on the second or at the outside
the third ballot.
It is believed that more than one
lundred unpledged members have
arrived within the last forty-eight
tours, and that half as many . more
will be here within the next two
days. Many of these men are entire
y new in National politics, and
goodly percentage of them are per
sonally unacquainted with a sin
gle one of the candidates. It is the
votes of these new men which wil
settle the Speakership, and at this
writing no man can say with any
truthfulness how they will vote
much will depend upon the impres
sion made upon them oy the
candidates and their friends, and
there is little doubt that some of the
candidates are being injured by fool
friends. The caucus, which will
be held next Saturday, will include
all of the Farmers' Alliance men
from the South and perhaps some of
those from the West, although Jerry
Simpson says none of the Alliance
men will go into the democratic cau
cus. 'Si.) wouui re aDout me numoer
if there was a full attendance, but it
is safe to deduct five or six on ac
count of absence, because of sickness
or other reasons, so that it may be
set down as a reasonable certainty
that the man who can get 115 votes
will be nominated.
The canvass for the minor offices of
the House is quite as spirited as that
for the Speakership, and the number
of candidates is much greater, and
not a few of them are ex-Members of
the House. Turner, "the iceman" is
making a typical Tammany struggle
for the Doorkeepership ; Pennsylva
nia has two candidates for Clerk, and
Virginia two for Postmaster. But
these positions are usually settled in
the last hours of the campaign by
means of combinations with the win
ning Speakership candidate.
While Harrison was cogitating on
the free trade treaty which has been
negotiated with Hawaii and wonder
ing what the people would think of
his signing such a treaty after refus
ing to even receive the Commission
ers sent by Canada to negotiate for
an enlargement of our trade rela
tions, Blaine slipped over to Phila
delphia to see Claus Spreckels, who
is the virtual owner of Hawaii, and
find out what he thought about this
high protection administration en
dorsing a treaty of absolute free
trade. Meanwhile IIarr!son will
hold the treaty until he can sound
public opinion ; if favorable, he will
sign it and send to the Senate for rat
ification, if unfavorable, he will
"pigeon-hole" it. That's statesman
ship of the Harrison brand.
It is said that Senator Sherman has
complained to Mr. Harrison of Mr.
Blaine's meddling with his Senator
ship campaign in Ohio, and request
ed his aid in having it stopped.
Just as hasbeen predicted all along,
the Pacific Mail Steamship Compa
ny will gobble up the greater part of
the money paid out under the Pos
tal-subsidy act of the last Congress.
Mr. Wanamaker has signed eight
A . . .
contracts ior carrying the mails un
der that law, and the Pacific Mail
Company gets three of the best of
them, being for ten years each and
to begin January 1, 1892, while the
others will begin at different dates
between March 1, 1892 and Decem
ber 1, 1!M. It seems to make all the
difference in the world when you
can a plain, cvei;-day subsidy grab
of Government money "expediting
our ocean mails." One of the greatest
: i , . .
iiauiiiiai legislative svandais ever
brought to lilit in this country was
me exposure oi the methods used to
pass the Pacific Mail Subsidy bill i
through Congress a few years ago. an
exposure that drove a number of
prominent republicans from public
ife. Now the same thing has been
accomplished, and if apy one dares
o protest he is charged with being
nstigated by political prejudice, and
with trying to prevent the extension
of our commerce. Odd, isn't it ?
Guards for Convicts.
Superintendent Wade is here to
day, and is endeavoring to secure
guards for convicts to be taken to
Briceville, Big Mountain and Coal
He has been authorized to secure
100 men for each place. They will
bo paid for by the lessees, and the
question will hereafter be determined
whether the State will bear a part of
the expense. The convicts will be
sent to East Tennessee as soon as the
guards are obtained.
Helena, Mont., Dec. 1. Satur
day the west span of the Great North
ern bridge, over the nortli fork of the
Columbia river, six miles from Co
lumbia Falls, fell, carrying with it
nine men, three of whom are dead,
three thought to be fatally injured
and another wounded so badly that
his recovery is improbable. Four
immense guy rods fell Irom the top
and struck the support of the false
work, causing it to give way. All of
the framing was nearly completed
and only the last span was to be bolt
ed. The span was sixty feet long,
and the men fell in an awful crash of
timber and iron, a distance of eighty
feet, two being pinned under several
feet of water.
More Trouble at the East Tennessee
Knoxville, Tenn., Dec. 1.
There is more trouble in the mining
region at Oliver Springs. There has
been another reign of terror there
during the last three or tour days. It
started Friday night, when the free
miners got on a drunk, shouldered
their Winchesters and marched on
the houses where the negro miners
A number of negroes fled in terror.
Others more bold called on tho Presi
dent of the company for protection
He secured the names of 19 of the
leaders of the mob and took out war
rants for their arrest. The men fled
to the mountains, though the officers
succeeded in capturing two. They
postponed their trials, and Saturday
the white miners struck because their
demand that the warrants against
the ten men be dismissed was refus
ed. There are now no men at work.
West Tenn. Whig: The Whig fa
vors the coinage or silver to that
point which will supply all the ne
cessities ot trade, we wish to see
silver enough in circulation to pre
vent the contraction of the currency
but not enough to cause inflation
Any legislation, by any party, that
turns loose upon the country a de
preciated dollar is ruinous to the best
interests of the people. Backed by a
magnificient credit, the government
might make a liberal increase in its
coinage of silver before the point of
depreciation was reached, and hence
the Whig favors going that far. As
to the free and unlimited coinage of
silver, it is a platitude about on
par with the old exploded greenback
About ten thousand dollars has
been paid out by the State as rewards
for re-captured convicts.
As soon as
R. IV3. REAMS,
Pure. Double-Distilled Full l'roo
Made of Apples of 18s8 and lS'.iO,
-HIS KOW READY FOR SALE.it
It was all nnule by Lnwsnn Hill, fur Mel
icnl Purposes, from good ripe apples. It is
in barrels, averaging 45 gallons each; nnd
home in kegs, holding 10 to 11 bullous each.
LThe barrels and kegs are well made, of well
seasoned, an neari umber. &aun barrel is
well bound with eight good iron hoops, and
each keg is well bound with 6 good iron
hoops. Tax paid stamps are iitiachcd to
barrels and kegs, and everything (lone up
according to law, so they can be shipped to
any part of the United States. My price
for a short tune will be
$1.50 ri.K (MM.ON, AMI,
in lots of one or more barrels or kegs, (no
charge for barrels,) but one dollar charged
for each keg, delivered at my home or in the
depot at McMinnville. The barrels and
kegs are all new and clean, never having
liild anything in them except the piir Fine
lirandy with whi-di they are now Idled.
I never make nor sell any spirits onlv
pure, full proof, double distilled, Apple
Brandy, of good ripe apples, and always, as
now, keep the Brandy in my own cellars at
my home till sold and shipped direct tu the
purchaser, and payment must he made to
ine for lirandv before or when it is deliver-
(1 or shipped. lint when proper reference
nd guarantee are givn, I ship by Express
'. O. D. to the party ordering; or w hen it is
requested to ship by common freight, I
tave lull ol lading attached to niv draft.
lirandv to be delivered when the draft is
paid, Where responsible parties, with prop.
r reference guaranty, prefer to examine
the proof, etc., of the Brandy at my home or
n the depot at McMinnville, before shipped
on the cars, 1 will attend myself or by my
gent and atlorrt them every proper facility
for doing so. But after it is shipped on the
.cars in good order they must look to the
railroads for any damage that may occiir.
fl. L. W. HILL, (LawBon IJill.)
P. O., either McMinnville, or
Irving College, Tenu.
July 20th, 1891.
STOCK FOR SALE.
I have oje stallion and three lacks for
sale at low figures. Pedigrees furnished oil
I. II. GRIFFITH,
Bear Branch, Tenu.
BUILDING and LOAN
There was organized lu McMinnville on
Sept. 1st, a Local Board of the National
Home Building aDd Loan Association, of
Bloomington, III., the object of w hich is to
furnish a safe and profitable investment for
small savings, and at the same time offer
cheap money to good reliable borrowers,
who have good real estate to oiler as securi
ty. Our Board had two loans granted onr
tha 8th of Sept. For particulars and of
shares, call on or address
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Tuesday, Dec 8th, 1891,
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