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DIG VOl ED TO AGRICULTURE, AND TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE RESOURCES OP TENNESSEE.
VOL. VII. MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, JAN. 23, 1886. NO. 9. TOWN AND COUNTY. Remember the concert at the Col lege tonight. We ar again enjoying frosty i ' mornings and bright, pretty. weather. . Mackerel at Griswold & Co's. There were three shoe drummers in McMinnville during one day of this week.. ' ' For the best bread and cakes use "Challenge Flour,'! sold only by Griswold & Co. ' ' Miss Lena Mason has been quite wick for several days, but we are glad to learn that she is now improving. Dr. A. B. Ramsey was called to Nashville hist Saturday morning, and . returned home on Wednesday morn ing. ( Misses Sallie and Ida Faulkner, of Tullahoma, are visiting iheir aunt, Mrs. A. II. Faulkner, on Spring street. Miss Susie Wallace, of Franklin .after spending a couple of months with her sister, Mrs. T. M. McConnell, at this place, left on Tuesday last for Murfreesboro, where she will visit friends for a week or two before re turning home. Mr. W. A. Rutherford, who has been confined to his room at the War ren House for several weeks, is now rapidly convalescing, and will pro bably be able to get out again in a few days. Carry your eggs to Mead & Ritchey and get the cash. Col. J. II. Hickman, of Ken tucky, who lectured in McMinnville on temperance several years ago, is again lecturing in this State in the in iterest of prohibition. Owing to the very inclement weather which prevailed last Friday night, the concert at the C. F. College was postponed until tonight, Fri day, Jan. 22d. ' . , In fresh groceries and family sup plies in general Griswold & Co. keep fully stocked, and are not undersold by anybody. Try them. . Mr. I. B. Neal returned from At lanta one day this week, where he had been to have the eyes of his little daughter treated by the famous occu list, Dr. Calhoun. ; ;. In con fuctioneres, fancy groceries, canned goods, etc., Griswold &Co. ' lead the procession. Call on them when you want the best and freshest goods in this line. The young men's prayer meeting will be held in the lecture room of the C. P. Church Sunday afternoon from three to four o'clock. Lovers of the weed will always find a full stock of the best cigars and tobacco at Griswold & Co's. J. 11. Cummins, representing a we are requested to announce Nashville boot and shoe house, was that Dr. C. C. Drown, Mission Secre- here looking after that trade this tary of the Baptist State Convention, A telegram from New York to Mead & Ritchey this (Friday) morn ing, reports the egg market demoral ized, and declining. Receipts at New York yesterday were 2,000 bar rels. Large quantities of frozen eggs are coming in. A telegram received here states that Dr. W. B. Cummings, of Sparta, was shot by his step son-in-law, Mr. Charley DeBow, at that place on Thursday afternoon, and that the w ounds will prove fatal. We conld not learn any further particulars of the unfortunate affair. Miss Leila Crump, of Rutherford county, a former student of C. F. Col lege , was enrolled among the boarding pupils again last Monday. A Miss Hooper, also of Rutherford, arrived and entered the school the same day. The second series of one hundred shares ia the McMinnville Building, ijoan ana savings Association were all taken last week, and the members in the new series commenced paying dues last Monday. The Association now has out five loans of $200.00each, and will now be enabled to make a loan every four weeks. Nashvil.'e Union : Capt. R. E Burnham, of Waco, Texas, arrived in the city last evening with his charm ing daughter, Miss Mollie. They will remain a few days in Nashville and will go to Columbia, where Mr. Uurnnam win place his daughter in the Columbia Athcna'um, one of the most prominent colleges for young ladies in the State, week. Hominy, Grits, Buckwheat, Oat meal, and Cracked Wheat at D. 0. Jenkins'. F. M. Smith, M. D. Smallman, W. W. Fairbanks, W. V. Whitson, and Frank Spurlock, members of of McMinnville bar, attended Circuit Court at Altamont this week. Don't you forget that D. O. Jenk ins always has on hand a full and fresh stock of the best fancy and fami ly groceries at bed-rock prices. -W. E. B. Jones, T. C. Lind, and W. T. Murray went to Nashville last Monday to attend the Supreme Court which is in session at that place. A good second hand piano for sale at a bargain. Call on or address D. L. Brown, McMinnville, Tenn. Regular services will be held to morrow morning and night in the Cumberland Presbyterian, Methodist and Presbyterian churches. Candies and confections in the greatest variety and always fresh and delicious, will be found at I). O. Jenkins'. Among the prominent cases heard before the Supreme Court this week, was the case of the State vs Sam Smith, for the murder of Dock Shelton, at Viola, some time ago, The Court will render its decision in a few days. There was music in the air, and lots of it, on Thursday night Any town that can survive two brass bands practicing at the same time certainly deserves a top place on the galley-rack of fame. By reference to an advertisement in another column it will be seen that school will be opened in Waters and Walling College on February 1st, by Prof. A. P. Lacy. We bespeak for the school a liberal patronage. Dr. II. E. Clement, of Trenton, Iowa, was here last week attending the funeral of his father. His numer ous friends here were glad to meet him again. "it's an ill wind that blows no body good." Theindisposition which confined the editor to his room for a day or two of this week gave some of his debtors a short respite. We don't particularly enjoy dunning folks, but it is a pleasanter occupation than lying in bed unable to turn over. The M. E. Church sociable at the residence of W. T. Murray, on last Monday night, proved a success in every respect. There was a large crowd in attendance, and the pro grain, consisting of music and resci tations was very much enjoyed by all present. Mr. A. J. Brewer, familiarly known as "Drew," was married on Wednesday of this week, to Miss Mattie Elledge, at the home of the bride, near Woodbury, Tenn. The Standard extends its heartiest con gratulatioas to the young couple, and wishes them a long life of uninter rupted happiness. Sparta .Expositor: Kraut is re tailing in Sparta at 30 cents per gal Ion Some good beef could be sold in Sparta now, we think We are reliably informed that nine bears were seen in one group in the gulf of Bee creek, near the corner of Bledsoe and Cumberland counties, a few days since. Mrs. Paralee Sherrill, wife of Mr. J. II. Sherrill, and daughter of Mr. W. L. Swann, died at their residence On Lyon street in this place, at 3 o'clock last Sunday morning. She leaves a husband and one son, five or six years old. The stricken relatives have the deepest sympathy of the en tiro community. Smithville Watchman and Critic : There is talk of organizing a stock breeders' association here, with a view of improving the horse and mule trade of the county. Letters have been written to leading mar kets, to get quotations on the stock wanted, and some of best men have expressed themselves as desiring to invest in the enterprise. This is a good move and we hope to see it pushed to complete success. Mr. Z. P. Lee has the credit for starting the enterprise. will preach at the Baptist Church in this place on the 27th Inst.' All the members are specially urged to be present, and the public generally In vited. ' - We have received from Mr. J. II. A. Odom, of Auburn, Cannon Coun ty, Tenn., a sample of flour made from what he calls "Bohemian Flour Corn." Mr. Odom claims, that ordi nary land will produce one hundred bushels of this corn to the acre, and extra good land will produce 1 two hundred. It is said to be better fla vored and sweeter than wheat flour, and superior to wheat flour for bis cuit, light bread or cakes. It is also a line corn for feeding stock, being softer than the ordinary Indian corn. Mr. Odom will plant a large crop of it this year, and will be able to sup ply the seed in the fall. . .. At the close of the service at the M. E. Church in this place, last Sun day, about one thousand dollars were subscribed toward the erection of their new church building, and after the services closed, the members re solved to push the building to com pletion this year. Work will be com menced at an early day, and the base ment story will be built of stone. We hope the work will go forward with out interruption until completed. The building will be both an orna ment and n credit to the town. Mr. I. B. Neal, of the 4th Civil District, opens the county canvass this week by announcing as a candi date for County Court Clerk. Mr, Neal served one term as chairman of the County Court very satisfactory to the people of the county. He has served a number of years as a mem ber of the Court, and thorouhly un derstands the county's affairs. He is a gentleman of the highest integrity, enjoys the fullest confidence of all who know him, and will make a worthy and competent official in the position he seeks. He is in every respect a good man for the place. A Card of Thanks. We wish to thank and express our obligations to our friends and acquain tances for their constant kindness during the sickness and death of Mr. C. Clement. Mrs. Clement and Children. W. V. Whitson. Tullahoma Guardian. . It is with much pleasure , that we announce W. V. Whitson, Esq., of McMinnyille, as a candidate for Attorney-General, in The. Guardian to day. We have known Mr, Whitson long and well, and from our knowl edge of the man and his legal ability, sterling integrity, his experience and general qualifications, wo feel justi fied in commending him to the, voters of the Circuit as altogether worthy of the position to which he aspires. He is young, energetic and full of a just pride in his profession, and has the will and decision of character to do his duty faithfully without favor or affection. AndStOl They Come. . The Nashville Union of the 20th contains this item : Mr. G. 11. Wilcox, of Warren, III., writes that thirty land buyers from his section left there yesterday, on excursion, via Illinois Central Rail road, for Tennessee to examine and buy lands, and that Messrs. Tyler and Wright, who visited Middle Ten nessee with the excursion in Novem ber last, accompanied by some thirty other gentlemen, will leave Warren next week lor the purpose of looking for homes in Tennessee. The Flying Dutchman Monthly Tournament. The Western Plowman is now of fering a valuable list of prizes to bo distributed monthly to successful con testants on words to be made with the game of the Flying Dutchman The Plowman lor three months and the game of the Flying Dutchman are given to every subscriber to the Standard paying for one year in ad vance, and the Plowman gives full particulars in regard to, the prizes. The game is both interesting and in struetive, and the premiums offered on it are well worth striving for. McMinnville Normal. I wish to announce to all who wish to study book-keeping, that a charge of one dollar a month extra will be made for pupils who take lessons in it. P. A. Pearson. Wanted Hens, Ducks and Turkeys. Meaa & lutcney win pay uc per pound for hens and ducks, and 5c per pound for turkeys, to be delivered on Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 2d and 3d. Remember the days, 2d tmd 3d of February. Wanted. 1,000 binds of good fodder. Will pay the top price in cash. tf L. C. Turvin. Attention Educators. The members of the Gruudy County Teachers' Reading Circle will mee at Tracy City on Saturday, the 30th inst., at 1 o'clock p. m. All teachers in Grundy county, and the friends o education generally, are earnestly re quested to attend. A. II. Woo Lee, Prcs January 11, 1880. (2t) Those who have used the Boss Zinc and Leather Collar Pads and Ankle Boots say they are the best and cheap est, because most durable. They wil last a life time. Sold by harness makers on 60 days' trial. Dexter Curtis, Madison, Wis. 21 Another Cold Wave. Fort Keogii, Mont., Jan. 18. Another cold wave has settled down over the Northwest. The mercury in the thermometers was frozen up yesterday, spirit thermometers regis tering forty-eight below zero. There is no wind. Reports from ranges state that stock is doing well. Notes of Warning. A Washington special to the Nash ville Union says : 'The National Republican today, in a double-leaded editorial, sounds what should be a note of warning for Tennessee Democrats. It says the objective point of the Republicans in the next fall campaign should be to carry Tennessee. It states it is a fact that the Republicans have made steadyjgains in the State for severa! years, it says tne machine organs are driving Democrats out of the par ty by their course, and the Republi cans have only to make a proper ef fort and they will be able to elect the governor, memners ot the supreme bench and two or more congressmen next fall. Equal Bights. Chattanooga Times. Here is a good one by the Herald and we hasten to embalm it : "Has the Senate any more right to require of the President his reasons for re movals than the President has to re quire of the Senate its reasons for rejections ?" Well put, and as "pat" as if Curran or Grattan had let it fly I So far as the Constitution provides, the Presi dent has rather more right to raise row over a rejection of his appointee than the Senate has to "cut up" be cause a party friend and creature of the majority "gets the bounce." A Tennessee Legislature Its Improve ment. Nashville Union. r The harmonizing of the Democratic party in Tennessee is the first thing to be done, and this depends on the eading men in the party to a great extent, for the grpat bulk of the party have nothing to contend with each other about, and are really not inhar monious. '. But there is another' mat ter of vital importance to' the party and to the state which the masses of the party mast act upon if ; good re sults. The Democracy of the state must improve the . character of. the egislature. The press frequently has to perform a thankless duty, but it is often, as in this case, a duty .which must be performed even at the sacri fice of some friends. . . No one' knows better the incompetency and ineffi- iency of a large number of the mem bers of the legislature than the com petent and efficient men in the body. We refer to no particular legislature, but to the claas of men which some of the counties are in the habit of sending to the legislature men with out either general or special informa tion. For this the people are to blame, not so much the ignorant member, for really he is often elected and serves out his term . without ever finding out that he Is not competent to fill the office. . What a proud day it would be for Tennessee if each county the good people would informally agree that a first-class man should be sent to the egislature, and let the men w ho are inown to be incompetent be given to understand that they are not need ed 1 What is needed in the , legisla ture is men of good, strong sense trained to think, trained to think about their own business or. some thing else; men who have had some experience in business life; who have been in contact with men, and who have gathered information, and who know what life is and what life's duties are, and who honestly and truly have the good of the state at heart. It is a lamentable fact, from which the state is suffering greatly, that in so many ot the counties the men capable of making laws refuse to serve the people, or at least, modestly say no. Now, what we wish to impress on the citizen is that every man owes something to the public, and if there is a man in the county well suited to represent the people, they have claims on him and ought to demand his time, at least for one session, . and there is scarcely a county in the state that has not in it strong minded, valuable citizens who, if in the legis lature, would deal with legislation as something practical. The de mands of the people in Tennessee re quire business talent in the legisla ture rather than politics men suited to consider the wants of the people rather than the interests of political leaders; in short, it would be a great relief to find a legislature made up in the main of men of strong nature and practical sense instead of political ambition. Legislation is business, and there ought to be but little poli tics in the work of a single session. The people of each county are re sponsible for the member they send, and he in a great measure reflects back the character of the people he represents. At least it is so understood. John Kelly Dying. New York, Jan. 17 .The Sun, this morning, says : Mr. John Kelly had a sudden relapse early this week, and for several days it was thought he would die. The crisis has, how ever, been passed and he is picking up again slowly. From sources en tirely authentic it is learned that Mr. Kelly is certainly in a condition of physical debility with impaired digestion. Cleveland News: A notable in crease in prosperity and decrease in business failures are the most striking industrial features of the first year under the Democratic administration. The United States Mint is the only place that can make money without advertising. Somebody has figured that a wo man's matrimonial chances increase 10 per cent, when she passes the Al leghenies, and fP per cent, when she crosses the Mississippi. Young wo man, go West ! A notable example of the utiliza tion of smoke is afforded in the case of a charcoal furnace at Elk Rapids, Mich. In the furnace, as stated, are manufactured fifty tons of charcoal per day; there are twenty-five char coal pits, constructed of brick, each pit being filled with 100 cords of hard wood, and then fired. The vast amount of smoke thus produced is made to yield acetate of lime, alcohol, tar and gas. A London belle appeared in public recently with a muff made of a tiger's head, teeth and all, the same orna mented with claws. This opens a vast field for fashion in the zoological line. A