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arftig Grapt tq
s'Jaler, tbut feney
;pre 14 a fight in the
ure, pdu that it
N K low tax meu to
eye- open, .fcpr
lose- whom it last
tat Democrat," and
is the' low tax
' . ... fc.
'IcnyToiig will theliigh-.toned, gener-
Iomo'cra'U of AVarren county tol-
S vacillating, dodging, hiBigniG-
g, pud vmnvidmg cant of a
.to be Democratic?
.te welcome you
- Kucou(o ybu in the
. iier. titiens, without dis
yace,' nationality or .party
I 'ojconje you as one of
NJ'Jfary chieTtains of this
country, as the twice
.Executive of this great
1 one.' of the most dis-
, . .
jiwato cjften8 in tne worm.
'1 of us feci it an honor to
: eates of our'.sity and tender
j hospitalities our people, and
fynay we not be permitted to add .one
y more commission j may we, tnrougn
v von. fur. thank thfi'nnonle 'of thpsfi TTni-
ted States for their princely charity
that, flowed in upon us from every
quarie through three epidemics in
such an unabated measure as to miti
gte,! as much os might be, the terrors
of. that frightful pestilence that devas
tated our lair city, and filled our hearts
with woe ? Sir, we ask you to accept
our 6hlcerogreeting and welcome, and
remain with us as long as you can
make it convenient to do so."
IIU;il TAX ORGAN.
Lit? editorial this week,
fyi. tax organ of this
We propose now to show our
(u who this hlqh tax organ is, and
t,to dq so ,ve ask them to turn
toritil column of the Era
where, that paper en-
ina long article of
he '(CoL S.) says
a fifty-cents tax to
f coniproraisced at
.ighentax than has
knrf fince the agita-
VU quusuou ut-guu.
. A " 1
nd te.CeditQr is
Qorge Ramsey, of
'to jbecome a
rive 6f .Warren
-J UO lit VJK1 W J
rri.jgvuough Mr. Ilamsey
r-. - 1 . iJ 1... : ..c
18 a iOW ma is iiui uuu ui lis
pets and therefore must not have office.
,!l,..l'msev docs not belong to the
tlmcnrwq of the hra, and tor this ot-
ffetiae lie iui!t not be a candidate how-
ever "join tax" he may be. The Eta
' w'afraid that if Mr. Ramsey should be
": - : - . . . ..
Hected it would not get a slice ot the
'mid a taste of the fishes for itself
' Tuiier does not
Th above is the speech of Dr. Por
ter, at the Grant reception in Mem
phis. It is certainly a wonderful
speech if it be true, as well as curious
in its character and closing. After say
in'g so' much in so few words it was a
very cheap coming down, and letting
down of tho distinguished visitor to
say we ask you to "remain with us as
ong as you can make it convenient to
do so." The Doctor was certainly not
very anxious to tax the "Taxing Dis
trict" lonsr with that sort of show. It
was about as "cowenieiit" for the Gen
eral to go on as to remain, if conven
it'nee was all that was to be considered.
liut the General had a purpose in view
and he was not so sensitive as to be
beaten out of it. He was there in the
interest of the third term movement,
although ostensibly for other and
more patriotic purposes, and hp did
not intend to be cheated out of the
music of that colored oratory that fel
so melliferously on his ears a few hours
nfterwards, and the peculiar grip of
those dusky, rough hands that he
handled so promiscuously during the
day. But, all amusement aside, .we
have a word or two to say about this
remarkable speech and hope our readers
willindulgeustosay them. It matters
not how eloquent, how grand, and how
sublime a speech may be, if it has to
be so at the expense of truth, it is no
speech at all but a mere fancied fiction.
rWe seriously question the truth of at
least two statements made by Dr. For
ter which are these: 1. That Grant
is one of the greatest military chieftains
of the age. That Grant is one of
the most distinguished private citizens
in the world..
When party spirit, sectional feeling,
and personal ambition have all died
out, history, the true arbiter of meu
and things, will fail to record the name
of Grant with Hannibal, Caaar, Bona
part, Washington and Lee, for the rea
son that his military career furnishes
not a single achievement that would
rank him with such an association.
ant is a military chieftain of but a
gle virtue, that of success, which
the world has always considered doubt
ful and depending entirely on the way
in which it is won. Success that comes
through adverse means and heroic ex-
s is the maximum of glory itself.
'success that comes as a matter of
and by mere force of circum
a ana . in tne nature ot events,
ling the appointed time, is merely
and nothing more. Nothing
cun be said of it except that it is suc
"fyi a very good thing of its kind but
Ticks the element of greatness. This
.it.. I.!.. .1 ili. .1.1
pr is me Kiiiu laui crowns uio urow
publish his plans rrot onlv to the or "TR TUIP" TO WOODBURY THE
but totheeneray before their execution ;,' SIXTY-FIRST ANNIVERSARY,
pught to bh easliierfd . in twiiiy-four We, our . better-half and ourselves,
hours. A , left homti Saturday for Woodbury, to
Again,, when Grant made his first be present at the I. O. 0. F. Anuiver-
advance on Lee before Richmond, be gary on Monday, 26th of April, 1880.
w;as badly foiled, and to save himself We reached our destination about sun
from decapitation, which had beeu the set, and stopped with Dr. L. B. Mc
fate of ell his predecessors, he tele- Crary whose generous hospitalities had
graphed to the ar Department and been tendered- us some weeks beforo
the world, that he was defeated but he Here we met the doctor, his excellent
intended to "figlit it out on that line if lady and interesting family, together
it took him all summer," thus announc- with our friend and brother M. L. Ford,
ing to Lee and the world the plan of editor of the. Woodbury lrw, and
his active campaign months before its were welcomed in good and fraternal
execution. To this the North, dis- style, and made to feel at home.
piritpd and disheartened by repeated, Maj. Jones., not the Gem;gia man but
defeats, replied, "Hurrah for Grant the Alabama man, our former energet-
and on to Richmond on tfud UneF io State Senator, called to see us and
If Lee had had a subordinate who spent some pleasant hours in social con-
thus exposed his plans he would have fab
dismissed him at once, and Napoleon An appointment had been made
would have beheaded such a marshal, for a lecture on Sabbath evening, but
Bat this second blunder finished the the rain-storm came just in time to r&
pyramid of Grant's fame, while the lievo us "of that labor. Monday bain
following circumstances gave him the Chanceyy court dy as well as Ann!
victory and made him the victor. And versary day brought out quite an at
we propose to let him tell the tale him- tendance of the citizens on the two oc
self. About the beginning of the vear casions. As Judge Burton had to
18G5 Gen. Grant wrote a letter to his come from Murfreesboro and the celo-
friend Washburne, which is now pub- bration was appointed for 10 a.m.,
lished and a part of the record of the there was not much conflict hi the two
war, in which letter he said substan
tially this : The Union forces will cer
tainly prevail, and it is only a question
of time. I have it from most trust
worthy sources that Vie desertiont from
Woodbury Lodge No. 96 I. 0. 0.
F., assembled at the appointed hour
aud repaired to the audience room of
tbd Baptist church wheve the beautiful
Lee's army amount to one full regiment Anniversary remonies were rendered
each day, while my own forces are con- in good order by the officers of the
stantly being reinforced at about the Lodge, assisted by Mr. Frank Spuilock
same rate. So, you see, in about 30 vice Grand of McMinnvillc Lodge No.
days Leo will baye no army and I will 146, who officiated by the courtesies of
have 30,000 recruiU and ho enemy to the order in that capacity Mr. M. L.
oppose me. This is Gen. Grant's own Ford N. G., Presiding. We conclud
logic and of course he knows whereof ed the exercises of the occasion with an
he speaks. anniversary address on the highest vir-
Is he toot a military chieftain by luck tue of the order truth, after which
and circumstances rather than genius the members of the order and their
or talent? He is a hero without the families and their friends as invited
exploits of heroism, and impartial his- guests all participated in one of the
torv will fail to enroll him as a military nicest and most appropriate aud best
genius, Dr. Porter to the contrary not- arranged dinners that we have ever
withstanding. seen on sucn an occasion, llie ladies
showed not only their native cleverness
aud good taste, but their high appreci-
Three translations were banded in ation of the benevolent order by the
this week properly endorsed by the fol- bountiful dinner spread on this occasion.
" The Exposition Has Opeoed.
We propose tq give a brief synopsis
of the opening ana progress of the
great exposition now going on at Nash
ville in honor of her 100 years exist
ence, for the benefit of those who can
not attend in person.
Saturday April 21, 1880, was the
100th apniversary of the city of Nash
The dawn of the day was announced
by the firing of 100 guns from Capital
At about 9 o'clock a. m,. a grand
procession was formed consisting of all
who would enter the line either as ta-.
itarv companies, societies, or citizens
mounted, in wagons, carriages and an
foot. It took the procession one hour
and a quarter to pass a given point,
On reaching the capitol grounds the
vast throngs of people were addressed
first by Dr. T. A.- Atchison, President
of the Ceutennial Board of Directors,
Then Dn Geo. 8. Blackie read thelJen
tenuial Prize Poem by Mrs. Anna C.
Bowser, which we will giveiiext week
Then followed an eloquent adddress
by Gov. A. S. Marks, ' which clearly
vindicated the name and fame of Tenn
essee to the rank of the "Volunteer
State" as well as the State that had
furnished the men and measures
that saved the Nation from des
truction in the second war with
England, the Southwest from the dep
redations of the Indians aud Texas
from Mexican anarchy and misrule, as
ell as harvested her into the folds of
le Union, mentioning as the chief a
gents in these grand results the names
of Jackson, Carioll, Coffee, Crockett,
Houston and Polk.
Next came Hon. John M. Bright,
the orator of the day, who delivered an
eloquent address on "Donelson and the
ioneers." After which W. II. McAlis-
D, F. HAWKINS,
NICHOLSON HOUSE DRUG STORE.
Has on Hand a Full iLino of
STA.PLE D RTJ G- S;
-ALSO AN EXCELLENT ASSOHTMEXT OF-
FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES,
SOAJ'S, BRUSHES, COMBS, TOILET-WATER and PERFUMERY
All Lovers of good Soda Water Should give him a Call Don't Forget the Place,
!N"4cliolsOn. House ID rug Store,
180 Church Street, NASHVILLE. TENN
Rprl7-'Jru ' '
(Successors to CHARLES OI1LEMAC1IER & SONS,)
jarriajSe & jf aon ooi-v orl Jfatcrial
I Hubs, Spokes and Felloes,
N. B. I3urrv and Waeron Material in tlie TfonorH.
aprl7- w 0
House Established iu 1801.
ter read the "History of Nashville,"
written by Anson Nelson. Then came
lev. Nelson Merry, colored, who made
brief address to represent his race on
Dr. Porter's hero. Grant himself
Vrrtio oiib II I s seconds it
.3 km higft'ncq, nonesi
: svlioin ti e Era says U ut-
4vatcb'.v ( ;
.vitp the attention of nil our
1 what Dr. Tlmage has to say
uth, to be foi;nd in full on our
The, winds of the leaders
;.t in the North have become
.Uidicetl' by habit, hatred and
fanaticism, that it is really a
'w?dinary enjoyment to find
Te above the shackles of
"M fpenkrfhe words of
Tho careful read
ntjut will fully re-
Vr'i conscious that he has done nothing
jt',XStinake him great, and feels tho empt
ness of the shadow that has passed over
him, mid manifests his recognition of
it by his constant effort to do something
more that will stop the nchins; void,
which his world of greatness can never
fill. He is still reaching out after
something to make him great, and is
willing to take hold of anything for
that purpose from a box of Havana
cigars to a free trip around the world
Grant is a military chieftain of the
negative sort, but it takes positive merit
to make greatness. He is the victor
by circumstances, and not by military
talent pr genius. Vet he s the most
fortunate of all the men who have fig
ured largely upon tho arena of war.
He committed two great blunders that
would have consigned others to obliv
ion, but which made him what he is.
The first of these and the one that began
his fame was this: When Fort Donnel-
was forced to surrender, Gen. Grant
Atote Gen. Buckner a letter in which
he said that unless his terms of surren
der were accepted by Buckner in so
many hours that he would advance
with his lines eucircljng the fort precwly
at dayligM next morning. This was pub
lished to .Uncivilized work by tele-
ore Buckner received
the North responded
IIia Jiom nf TVinnelsnu
j -JhU start? 'S fame, while the
( nt f)f ibirorld is that a first
' C - A 1
owing named students :
No. 1 by Jesse Edwards.
" 2 by Louis R. Clement.
" 8 by E, B. Etter.
These were submitted to the comrait-
And although it was said to be a sort
of "close communion" affair, yet beforo
the table was approached the bell was
rung for many absent outsiders to
come down to dinner, and as many as
tee on Thursday morning who reported came were freely served. Among these
that No. 1 contained three errors; No. latter recruits we noticed Maj. McNight,
2 contained two errors; No. 3 contain- late Attorney General. The Maj. was
ed oie error. The decision was there- at a loss to understand why onlv iro
fore rendered in favor of No. 3. men were allowed to eat at the first .ta
No. 4 was signed "Bub Clinker" and Lie with a large number of ladies, and
was pronounced a correct translation, they, (7ie men) not by any means the
but having no endorsement accompany- best lookincr ones that micht have.' been
w I o O 1
mgit, the CDmmittee decided that it picked out. But he was informed that
could not be considered in the compe- the ways of the odd fellows are odi;
tition, which required the real name of and no man knoweth them save him
the student and an endorsement of the to whom it is given to know them. So
work as his. that he knows about as much after this
The translations are all very credit- answer as he did. before he made the
able to students and we are glad, even inquiry. We are pleased to note that
pleasantly disappointed, ' to find so the members of the nrderffelt that it
much zeal manifested among the yoting was a success in behalf of the principles
men. It is a fign of better things than of odd fellowship, and that the same
we have had 6iucc the war, among our feeling was largely shared by their vis
young men. itmg friends aud outsiders,
Let it be remembered that all trans- After the festivities were over a Re
lations must reach us by 6 o'clock p.m. becca Lodge was called, but business
on Wednesday in order to be placed called us away and we reached home
before the committee. about 8 o'clock p. m., leaving our best
We give below the prize translation wishes with these generous whole-souled
as it was written and presented to us. PeoPie'
No answers to the mathematical ques- We understand that D. W. Dinges,
tions have been received. an excellent citizen of Dekalb county
We submit to the studeuU of the U1 probably be a candidate for. the
t 1. r 11.:. ...:) T.,f Ka
Annnfru unrlot ilia aama rnmilahAna oa I lw 11
J a iv. nut ha aa Inw nn thft THY nilPRtlon B8
nLiciuju(o, buuii B&vivii ui m uauuig- t,ey roake 'em in this Senatorial Uis
ton the ureat. Un this wo openjjgro trict, if he expects to hold his own
separate lists of competition. ' with our county man, Cnpt. Duncan.
.No. i lor an students wno may de- Manchester uuardum,
sire w compete.
iiT . n p it il . k i P .1 T .
ro. i. ior au me Aiuuiuas 01 me re- L . .... j . ,i f; ,.f
inn i ir -it COUniy la cuuum iaj tuc iiciujauvc ui
male College in McM'nnville. r J r D. f
The translations of class JNo. 1 to be na""g lIie D"WI ",,s !ni "u" "
literal and elegant. Those of class No. presume she will not insist on it to ex
2 to be as elegant and rhetorical as pos- tremities if any other county Bhould
sible aud yet retain the literal sense. ff acceptable man. We uuder
I lin nrminfilitn nlnooa of n f nlflfV I
.n wJn.XTrfTw " stand that Warren has one or two as
translation Q." 3. pirants tied out awaiting the auspicious
Thomas Jefferson, born from Italian moment of being brought in and sad
parentage, began to breathe the celes- died. We are not acquainted with
tial air in the fertile land of rg. either Mr. Dinges or Capt. Duncan
u5XwiM flSl but will support the nominee if he is
er and mother, the bov, docile from his a fair expression ot the party whether
earliest infancy, manifested a surpass he be from Coffee, Dekalb, Cannon,
ing aptitude tor learning. or Warren,
Uuiuvating ma mina in uwbiub . W(J me tl0 lfl wffl iook
ami th liliprnl arts, which it behooves I 1 . .
a 1, the o.rPiit more to the man and his measures
abor to the study of jurisprudence, than to his place of residence.
this young man, sprightly among the
It is generally conceded that Dekalb
The Nasville Dailv Herald suggests
A. G. Thurman and Lham. G. Har
ris as a Democratic ticket for President
and vice President. This would be an
unusual combination of brains and true
Senator Ben Hill, of Georcia. de- statesmanship too much of a good
clares that he is the yictim of a ring of thing FI .for Present
ireuiuu uemm. .
Vircinians in the college of William
and Mary, was admitted to an academe
Burritt College. Tenn. E. B. Etteb.
men as well as a ring of women, in the
matter of the Raymond scandal He
attributes his persecution to the machi
nations of William l'itt Kellogg upon
whose claim as Senator from Louisiana.
Mr. Hill as chairman of the Committee
on Elections, has reported adversely,
Senators Bailey and Pry or and the
Representatives from Tennessee and
Alabama, appeared before the House
Committee on Commerce this week
and urged an appropriation fur the Mus
cle Shoals cauat
Tennessee could certainly support these
two distinguished statesmen with the
greatest pleasure for the positions nani'
ed. Iu point of ability and statesman
ship the ticket cannot he excelled in
The venerable Joseph Lane, of Ore-
gw, wno was canaiaaie ior ice i resi
deut on the ticket with John C. Breck
enridge, in I860, is running for State
benator in that btate. Lx.
It U a long Lane that has no turn
"So we hope Joseph will turn in.
C. W. SMITH,
158 Church St., Cor. of Vine,
Rare Medicines and OheuiiealH. Fine TYr-
fumes, and Eleciuit Toilet lioods. A large
aud complete assoituient of .
kept in stock. Book and Cases included.
W. T. Hurray, administrator of T.B.Mur
ray, deceased, m. Alury Murray il.
The administrator of the estate of T. B.
Murray, dao'd. havinK filed his bill in
the Chancery Court of McMinnville, 1'tuu.,
He spoke two truths, gftij deceased, it is therefore ordered that
suit on or before the hrst Monday in hep'
teiubur, 18S0, or their claims will be forever
barred both io law and equity. This April
12, 1880. J. C. BILES, C. & M.
if HO more, 1st that none Who Were rbliet..n be nm.le directing all m-min
' having debts or demands aw.iist said ustatc
there a hundred years ago were there to come forward and exhibit their demands,
., r, .i . . .t .i and have themselves made panties to this
lIICU, bliub uuiic it 111 nvn. iulio niivii
would be there at the next Centenmal
n view of these facts, we would ad
vise all our friends who have any no.
tion of seeing the exposition not to put
it off till the next one. TOB PRINTING dono at the Stadah Of
The Exposition building was thrown w ace. on snort notice
open at 7 o clock p. ni. and among the
addresses delivered was one by Gov.
Williams, of Indiana, who said the rea
son he is not in his suit of blue jeans,
is that it is a little too warm down here
at this season for such goods.
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Thomas, Dibrell, Morgan & Co.
(Successors to Morgan, Thomas & Co.)
-IMPORTERS AND JOBBERS CP
Hon. Richard Warner.
This gentleman is a candidate before
the convention in" the 5th district for
the nomination as the candidate for
Congress, to fill the seat of Hon. John
M. Bright. The Shelbyville Commer
cial reports him as sayiug in his speech
there ou the 19th inst., that if elected
s & lotions,
JNO. A. DE.MOV1LLE.
Ute While, Uandly Co.
J. W. THUJ1AM,
to Congress, he would use his influence ic'rMbliGAN.''
to red hub the salaries and the numberJ8' MoTAULKY,
of officers. Col. Warner, howeve
proposes that he himself shall be one of
the number of nfficers still retained
with the salary unchanged, we presume,
as he is pressing his case in that direc
tion, and said nothing of reducing the
salary of Congressmen,
Ribbons, Gloves, Hosiery, Shirts, Etc.
No. 3 City Hotel Ulock,
) Nashville, Tenn.
Bamberger, Bloom & Co
WHOLESALE DEALERS IX-
The Era Bays the low tax men ought
to have the offices : but when one of
them is called on to run it rushes
the front and says, "Hush, boys.
didu't mean you fellows that do the vot
ing. I only meant us few who cry for
bno taxes, but will go for any sort of
tax to get a little office, even if it be
but a mere appointment, for one of the
Era'i attacJies!" Fa triotic Era I
FOREIGN AUD DOMESTIC
,;:;DRY GOODS, NOTIONS,..
GENTS' FUENISHING GOODS,
Subscribe for the Standard, $1.
Always Ready to Servs Customers' and Furnish Them Anything),
to is Pound in a iirst Class House.
April 10,1880.. ' aprlO-019
Mountain City Hotel
W. H. BROOKS, Proprietor.
Circuit Court, Van Buren County.
Wni. A. Norton'vs. Gsorge W. Norton et u.
In this coue it appenrinR to the clerk of
the Circuit Court of suid couuty from
complainants bill, which is worn to, that
the defendant, George W. Norton, Black
Bton II. Norton and Mary J. Norton, are non-
udentt or the Mate ot lennewee, to inai , m, v tkv ink
tbe ordinary process of law cauuot be served UXdiU H V k vk
on them, it is tnereiore onierea tnai puu
lication be niade in the Southern Staudnul,
a ewpapcr published iu McMinuville, lea
nessee. for four conneeutive weeks, com
! il . . .!J J. .1.. .......... . lin
fore the next term of the Circuit t'ourt of BIfl tllO baSClllCnt Of tllC l)llil(lillg U lllCat Stall IS tCft
hoBu.e in Spencer, deun.,ou the 3d Monday fumisl0(l WltU all tllC filtM lllCUtS Of lllC SCaSOIl I'OP
In August, 1880, then and there to plead, jv j,!,,.
answer or demur to said bill or the sume
Will betaken for confessed as to them and
set fqr hearing ex parte.
C. H. Clakk,
Clerk of Van Buren Circuit Court
Woiuack 4 Murray, Solicitors. mayMt
East Side of the I'ublic Square, UcMINN VILLE, TENX.
GIVE BEOOKS A. CALL.
janl"-4f, .. . .
J. E. McMILLEN,
FARRIERS, ATTENTION I
fiashville Bazaar. Tte Undersisncfl VouW most Besractfuliy call AtlcatiGE to Ms Adyertiscmont,
"yij; PKOI'OSE BUYING ANY AMOUNT OF
WHEAT, CORN, RYE, BARLEY, OATS, ;
Bulk Meat and 13acon, Lard, Sorglmm,
Grass Seed, Loose Hay, Fodder and Shucks.
. . Staple and Fancy
Cf Every Description, Including
NOVELTIES AID NOTIONS
ONE PRICE TO ALL.
B. LEV1SON & BRO.,
20 Public Square. PROrKIKTORS.
V?t are apents for the Homestead Cotton, Corn and Wheat Grower, which, by the us
of 150 pounds to the acre will inuke one-third more wheat, corn or cotton, and by its use.
for four successive seasons will restore laud to its prixtine strength.- Call on nstind t
pamphlet. No humbug. rooiC LAPN ?IAIK It H II.
TMessrj. J.EIPEH A O., would call the special attention of Farmers to their notice
of HOMESTEAD FEU TJL1XEJI. No doubt about its fertilizing elitcts. If by using it
yon can niake one-third more N best, Com and Cotton, aud at the satlie tluie euriclt th
soil, why qot try it. Cull aud gel pamphlets.
VM. F. LEIPEIt fe CO.,
East Main htrcvt, - .- M.-311NN VIIJK, TENN,
SSeamlc "(" Ws (it Cost to parties bringing tin Grain. jaiiJin,
- ct W a' company who woul