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SOUTHERN STANDARD --MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, NOV. 8, i89o.
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XI. 2. REAMS,
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Sail on !
Sail on oh ship !
Sail on oh ship of state !
The force bill was Evans' winding
Benton McMillin will wield the
gavel in the next Congress.
Brief, brilliant, busted! II. Clay
Evans' congressional career.
Watch your Uncle Josiah march
up to the front in Congress.
Now will come the struggle for
the offices to be filled by the Legisla
ture. A democrat will go to Congress
from the First District of this state in
Goverxoh Buchanan is what it
will be for two years irom next Jan
uary. This is an off year a large number
of republican congressmen are off to
Ocr friends, the enemy, say they
expected to lose this congress, but
they are badly hacked, nevertheless.
All is serene along salt river, and
the breeze is sufficiently strong up
that way to carry the old republican
mud scow clear to the head waters.
Dr. Kellky received o() votes in
Shelby county, and 103 in Chattanoo
ga. It seems that the cities did not
come up to his support very largely
Mr. Evans can take Dr. Kelley
into partnership now, and they can
start a bull frog industry out in the
park Mr. Evans has given to Chattiv
tjioi tin me returns are not an in
yet, we feel confident in expressing
the opinion that the next Tennessee
Legislature will be safely democratic
in both houses.
Dr. Kelley's fifty thousand dis
franchised democrats, forty thousand
anti-force bill republicans, and twen
ty-flve thousand from somewhere
else, were not out at this election.
Our prohibition friends should
climb on to the old democratic wagon
now for the great excursion of 1892.
Come on brethren; the latch string
hangs on the outside, and no questions
will be asked.
A daughter of Congressman But-
terworth was married in Washington
on Wednesday of last week to a Mr.
Howe of New York, who became
delirious a few hours afterward, and
died the next day.
The case against J. B. Hawkins,
of Cannon county, charged with false
ly certifying to penson certificates
while Chairman of the County Court
of Cannon, was Icontinued in the
Criminal Court at Nashville last
Senator Quay, the republican
campaign boss, has proven himself a
philosopher of no mean attainments,
as well as a sagacious boodler. When
asked, "To what do you place the re
sult of the election?" he replied "To
a lack of votes," as a smile passed
over his face.
We opine that the force bill is
dead. With the rebuke the republi
can party has received this week,
and 1892 before them, they certainly
won't be fools enough to try to pass
that measure. They will likely pursue
a very conservative policy during the
short session, and try to hedge as
much as possible.
Washington dispatches say that
it is announced on the authority of a
cabinet officer that the President will
not call an extra session of Congress.
It is quite probable that from now
until the next general election Mr.
Harrison will keep very dose to
shore, and give Reed and his crowd
of bums just as little rope as possible
Tin: g. o. p. still holds third place
in Davidson county, imclianan re
ceived in that county last Tuesday
:i:'.2 votes, Kelley UO;:, and Baxter
cnr,. It was thought by a good many
democrats that Kelley would carry
Davidson comity, "but you can't
-win times most always tell in these
large cities" how t!'in'rs are going to
The Democracy has the majority
n the next House of Representatives
and now what are they going to do
about it ? Chattanooga Press.
They are going to keep this rotten
republican administration from reck-
essly squandering the revenues of the
government during its last two years
of power, for one thing.
Tennessee's democratic members
of the next Congress are, 3d district,
II. C. Snodgrass; 4th district, Benton
McMillin; 5th district, Jas. D. Rich
ardson; Uth district, Jos. E. Washing
ton;' 7th district, W. N. Cox; 8th
district, B. A. Enloe; 9th district,
Rice A. Pierce; 10th district, Josiah
Patterson. There's a tower of demo
cratlc strength and brains in this del
egation. Gen. Jos. B. Palmer died sud
denly at his home in Murfreesboro
last Tuesday evening of heart failure.
He was a member of the Tennessee
Legislature in 1851-5, but since then
has held no political office, though
his name has frequently been men
tioned in connection with congres
sional and gubernatorial races. He
won great prominence and distinc
tion as a Confederate soldier.
The force bill, McKinley tariff bill,
silver bill, etc., are variously assigned
as causes of thegreat republican de
feat. These all performed their parts
in bringing about the result, but the
truth of the business is that the peo
have became thoroughly . disgusted
with the republican party on general
principles under Mr. Harrison's ad
ministration, and it is more than
likely that the disgust will prove
Hon. Benton McMillin was the
only democratic speaker of National
reputation to speak in the Third Dis
trict during the campaign just closed.
He made one speech at Chattanooga,
and we have an idea that Henry
Snodgrass got him to do it, and not
Chairman McConnell. Ex-Gov.
Marks made one speech at Tracy
City. With only these two excep
tions we believe, local orators and the
press did the work in this district.
More good speaking was needed in
this District than any other one in the
State, and less of it was done.
Early in December the Baird-
Roberts Publishing Co., of Nashville,
will besrin the publication in that
city of "The Southern Merchant," f
semi-monthly trade journal to be do
voted to the general mercantile inttr
estsof the South. The experience
and business capacity of the projec
tors is sufficient to guarantee its suc
cess in advance. The field it proposes
to cover is almost destitute of such f
publication, and the Southern Mer
chant will not only achieve success
for itself, but will aid materially in
extending all lines of trade in the
The Defeat of Mr. Evans.
Mr. Evans is defeated by about 900
votes. The official returns will not
appreciably chance these figures. The
result is ascribable to various causes
chief of which was his vote on the
force bill. The claim that the Dortch
law defeated him is all gammon anil
is merely a flimsy pretext to explain
the result. Under the system pur
sued bv Republicans, with their
"dummy tickets" and the carefu
schooling that the negroes were sub
jected to, nearly 95 percent of all who
came to the booths were enabled to
mark their tickets correctly. In the
eight wards less than 200 tickets were
thrown out and fully one-half of them
were improperly marked by overzea
ous Democrats who wanted to put a
the candidates on their ticket. The
Times is firmly convinced that the
Republicans did not lose any more
votes on account of the Dortch law
than the Democrats. It is true, there
was a large stay-at-home vote in this
county, but it was not among the Re
publicans. They were active, earnest
well-disciplined and thoroughly or
ganized, and their vote was very ful
The only hypothesis upon which the
1,000 loss in Chattanooga can be ex
plained is that Democrats who have
heretofore voted for Mr. Evans did
not do so on Tuesday, and many con
servative Republicans voted for M
snodtrrass. This is the lact. anil no
amount of explaining can change it.
In every ward where the Republi
cans expected a strong Democratic
vote they were disappointed. Careful
cheeking at some of the wards, where
every Democratic vote was known,
showed that Mr. Kvans failed to re
ceive a single Democratic vote.
The truth of the whole matter is
that Mr. Evans lost his popularity,
save with his partisans, when he sup
ported the force 1 1 1 1 and his defeat
I The Times dill'cis willi Mr. Evans
widely in politics. We believe the
national interests of this country de
mand his defeat as a rebuke to the
measures that he supported. We be
lieve that the large majority the
Democrats have gained in the lower
House indicates the temper of the
whole country on the very questions,
and puts a quietus on radicalism and
recklessness of that sort.
Snodgrass and Evans.
The Democracy of the Third Con
gressional District are to be congratu-
ated for two reasons the election of
Ienry Snodgrass and the defeat of
Clay Evans. Either of these results
considered separately would be cause
for rejoicing; but both coming to
gether is double cause. Henry. Snod
grass is as good a Democrat as Clay
Svans is a mean Republican; he is as
worthy of the people's confidence as
Svans is unworthy of their respect;
tie is as brave and open as Evan's is
sneaking and treacherous ; as true to
his country and as loyal to the South
as Evan's is basely selfish and mean-
y malignant ; as big and as true as
Ivans is pusillanimous and false.
Dibrell, Oct. 5, 1890. Mr. P. II.
Iawkinswent to McMinnville tos
The weather has at length become
settled, and oh, how the people will
gather corn and sow wheat.
Elder P. G. Byars returned from
Nashville on yesterday, where he
had been visiting his brethren and
reaching for a few days.
Two additions to the congregation
at Mt. Zion on last Sunday.
Mr. Leonard Adcock has been very
feeble for sometime not expected to
The election passed off quietly yes
terday. Nothing like a full vote
lolled in the north part of the coun
Jur. Thomas Turner's school, cioses
next Saturday at Oak Grove with ex
Mrs. Mollie Webb and Miss Belle
Webb were visiting at Gath on yei
Mr. u. W. Woinack lias a new
barn just about completed.
Mr. Reed Sparkman has just re
turned from Alabama, where he has
been the past few weeks trading in
Prof. Trail will likely move his
school to our new school building in
a few days.
These nice frosty mornings and
bright sunshiney days remind far
mers of hog killing time.
Mr. Billy Mullican and Miss Ten
nie Trumel returned from Decherd i
day or two ago after an absence of
Viola, Nov. 0, 1S90. Quite a num
ber of our citizens attended the fu
neral services of Dr. A. P. Hill at
Vervilla last Sunday. While in the
practice of his profession at this place
Dr. Hill won many warm friends by
his social bearings and true christian
character, who deeply regret that one
in the buoyancy of youth, which was
his to enjoy, and whose future pros
pects seemed to brighten day by day
is of this earth no more, and who
join us in extending our sympathies
to the bereaved family.
Tuesday was election day, but
being governed by circumstances
over which we have no control, our
vote did not get in.
Last Sunday while the family of J
A. McCulloch were absent, their
house was robbed of about twenty
or thirty dollars worth of property
The thief was a man hired to him
and at last accounts was still at large
Miss Martha Mabry made a trip to
Manchester last Friday.
Mr. J. R. West had the misfortune
to loose a very fine mule one day last
Mr. J. II. Hughes is improving the
looks ot his house by a fresh coat
E. W. Smartt and Misses Bird and
Anna went to Manchester last Satur
e hail some drummers this wee
but they didn't stay long enough for
us to get their names.
Viola seems to hold quite an at
traction for Mr. George Tate, one of
the "Vervilla dudes."
We are sorry to report .1. R. Ram
sey us befog sick.
Mr. Dyer, one of R.
men, was interviewing the
homos in Viola this week.
Dr. E. H.Jones and wife are at
tending the meeting at McMinnville
the latter part of this week.
headache only Pre-lou's
Mr. James M. Moffitt of this place,
was married last Wednesday eve
ning, Nov. 5th, to Miss Tim North
cut, at the residence of the the bride's
father, Mr. II. B. Northcut, in Alta
mont. The groom was accompanied
to Altamont Wednesday by his sis
ter, Miss Jennie Moffitt, Misses Mag
gie and Mary Etter, Mr. L. H.
Barnes, and Dr. G. T. Stainback.who
performed the ceremony.
After the marriage a magnificent
supper was spread at the home of the
bride, and erjoyed by a large number
of friends of the contracting parties.
Mr. Moffitt and his bride reached
here shortly after noon on Thursday,
and were tendered a reception by Mr.
and Mrs. R. S. Potter from 4 to 7 p.
m., where they received the congrat
ulations of a large number of friends,
and where another feast of rich
viands and rare delicacies was spread.
Mr. Moffitt has been identified with
the mercantile interests of McMinn
ville for a number of years, and is
now a member of the McMinnville
Iardware Co. His bride is a young
ady of unusual intellect and culture,
who graduated from Cumberland
female College several years ago.
She has a large circle of friends and
acquaintances in McMinnville who
will be glad to welcome her to our
midst again. The couple were the
recipients of many beautiful and use
ful wedding presents.
At the Churches Tomorrow.
Usual services at 11 a. in. and
m. by the pastor, Dr. Phillips
Usual services at 11 a. m. by the
lastor, Rev. J. T. Curry. No night
The meetings at the Christian
Church this weck,conducted by Elder
larding of Kentucky, have been
argely attended. The meetings will
continue through next week.
Services at 11 a.m. and C:30 p. m.,
by the pastor, Dr. Stainback. Serv
ices will be continued morning and
night through the week. Rev. T. B.
McAmis of Murfreesboro, will arrive
at noon Monday to assist in the meet-
Washington, Nov. 3, 1890.
Secretary Noble has shown that he
is, as far as rank partisanship can
make him so, a worthy successor to
the late Zachariah Chandler.who will
probably be known in history as the
man who made a President by send
ing the celebrated telegram reading
"Hayes is elected by one majority.
Z. Chandler." Today was the day
announced by the Superintendent of
the Census for issuing the official bul
letin of the population of the United
States, but when Secretary Noble
learned by telegraph that Governor
Hill, of New York, had written him
a strong letter demanding a recount
of New York city on the ground
of serious errors in the June
enumeration, and that Mayor Grant
had sent him a'second letter asking
the same thing, by a special messen
ger, who was also to bring absolute
proofs of errors made in the original
enumeration, he ordered Superin
tendent Porter to issue the bulletin at
once, in order that he might have as
an excuse for refusing the recount
asked for, the fact that the official
population had already been given
out. A more deliberate piece of chic
anery was never perpetrated by the
most unscrupulous politician. Satur
day Governor Hill's letter was re
ceived by mail at the Interior depart
ment, and Mayor Grant's messenger
delivered his letter to Secretary No-
Die, out tne aioresaia Duiietin was
A careful study of this bulletin,
wmch gives tne total population at
62,480,540,-at least 2,500,000 less than
it ought to be will convince any un
prejudiced man that the charges long
ago made against this administra
tion, of manipulating the cen
sus returns for the purpose of
perpetuating the power of the rt
publican party, were well founded.
That the enumeration of the demo
cratic States, particularly those in the
South, is far below their actual
population, cannot be doubted by
any one at an Mtniuar with their in
crease in population. For instance,
Alabama, the industrial development
of which has been phenomenal dur
ing the last ten years, is only credit
eu wun an increase oi i;.jo,iih in
population, Tennesse where the
industrial progress has been quite
as great, is only given a gain of 221,-
and West Virginia is only allow
ed a tain of 1 Il.fi'.'l. These will do
for specimens of the manner in
which this gigantic fraud upon
the intelligence of the people has been
carried out. The 'falseness of this
bulletin is carried upon in its face,
when it gives the percentage of
increase during the last ten
years as .24.57 against 30.08 dur
ing the ten years between 1870
and 1S80. Superintendent Por
ter has a guilty conscience which he
shows by attempting to explain this
falling back in the percentage of in
crease by charging it to errors in tak
ing the census of 1880 in the South
ern States. Mr. Porter knows, as
does every other intelligent person,
that the percentage of Increase In the
population of the United States was
greater during the past ten years
thanjit was between 1870 and 1880,
and that knowledge on the part of
the people will bring discredit on the
entire work of the eleventh Cen
sus. What makes the action of Secretai
ry Noble all the more despicable is
the fact that in order to get the sem
blance of an excuse for refusing New
York city the recount to which it Is
so clearly entitled, ho had this bulle
tin issued before the returns, cooked
up as they are, were complete, and
Superintendent Porter was compelled
to state in the bulletin that it was
subject to change from later returns.
There was no reason in the world,
except the one above mentioned, for
issuing this bulletin before the com
plete returns were all in the Census
office, and it is certain that if New
York City had not asked for a re
count it would not have been issued
The Governor of Idaho, who is a
republican, expresses his opinion of
the census in his annual report to
Secretary Noble, in strong language.
He says : "I have information that
leads to the belief that thousands of
our people were not enumerated.
Many of our mines were not visited
by the enumerators. Several large
districts occupied by men engaged
in prospecting for and developing
mines were overlooked or neglected.
I am confident that the population of
Idaho, if correctly enumerated,
would be as large as estimated in my
report for 1889-113,777." The Cen
sus bulletin only gives Idaho 84,220.
Everybody knows scrofula to be a
disease of the blood, and Hood's Sar
saparilla is the best remedy for all
The annoyance occasioned by the
continual crying of the baby, at once
ceases when the cause is promptly
removed by Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup.
Wm. Ragio, the well known bar
ber of Nashville, shot G. C. Terry, of
the Terry Manufacturing Co., at the
residence of the latter in that city
Wednesday morning. The difficulty
grew out of some business troubles.
Terry's wound is dangerous, but not
If fails, money refunded ; Preston'
i...', who is willing to adopt the right
course, need lie long alllii'ted Willi hoils, car
luinr'.es, pimples, or other cutaneous erup
tions. These are the results of Nature's ef
forts to expel poisonous and effete matter
from the Mood, and show plainly that tho
system is ridding itself through the skin ot
impurities which it was tho legitimate work
of the liver and kidneys to remove. To re
store these organs to their proper functions,
Ayer's Sarsaparilla Is the medicine required.
That no other blood-puriller can compare
with it, thousands testify who have gained
from the tyranny of depraved blood by the
use of this medicine.
" For nine years I was afflicted with a skin
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Soldby Prticglsti. l,ix"i. Worth tSabottl
ilium Hir Sale.
Park irnn pray; good s-ize ami line form ;
works well in harness cither single or double,
find is a splendid saddle unianil. He is six
years old, perfectly smith' and m-lly han
dled. Will be sold nt a bargain. Call on
WrilA i:i;i;iKK. near l'aulkner's
Faetorv, or address liini at MrMinnville.