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A NEWSPAPER OF TO-DAY; PUKE INTONE AND EXPRESSION; PROGRESSIVE IN ALL. THINGS.
MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE, SATURDAY, NOV. 15, 1890.
Fresh fish at Brown's today.
Meal is scarce in this market.
Mr. II. P. Biles of Sparta, was
here today (Friday.)
Window Shades from loc to $1.25
at Faulkner & Son's.
Mr. L. S. Athearn, of Sparta, was
here one day this week.
Main Street has received a fresh
coat of gravel this week.
D. L. Brown Is opening a large
stock of fresh candies today.
W. S. Maddux & Co., have a
large variety of buggy robes.
Holiday goods are beginning to
appear ia the show windows.
Dr. O. It. Crain returned home
from West Tennessee last Tuesday.
Houston Durley, col., left last
Monday on his return to Washing'
Avoid runaways and accidents
by using Maddux's homemade har
Mr. John Dykes and family of
Tarlton, visited relatives here this
' -Mr. W. G. Brittain left Wednes
day morning on a visit to relatives in
Mr. J. M. Moffitt and wife are
visiting relatives up Collins River
and Altamont this week.
Miss Annie May Maddux attend
ed the Cunningham-Steakley wed
ding in White county last Tuesday.
McMinnville has better streets
than any other town in the state, and
they are lighted all night by electric
ity. Mack B. Sparks left last week for
Box Springs, Georgia, where he will
visit his grand-father for several
Stegall's men began work on Mr.
Carson's new residence this week,
and are making rapid progress with
the frame work.
Mr. J. W. Snodgrass of Nash
ville, who has been on a commer
cial trip through White county, is
here for a clay or two.
Mr. W. W. Wallace was at home
a couple of days this week, but re
turned to South Pittsburg Thursday,
accompanied by his father.
The old Warren House ball room
is being ceiled and fitted up for sam
ple rooms. A flue is also to be built,
so it can be heated by stoves.
Mr. Will Thurman and sister,
Miss Nora, who are attending Terrill
College at Decherd, spent a few days
at home last week, returning Mon
day. Messrs. Lee Gartner and Joe
Tuck went out to Smartts last Tues
day to paint the new dwelling house
just being completed by Mr. Frank
Rev. Geo. T. Chandler, evangel
ist of the Nashville Presbytery, with
his wife and child, made the family
of Dr. Sparks a brief visit here the
first of the week.
Collier & Arledge are still offer
ing some big bargains to close out
their stock. They havo some choice
goods on hand yet which they will
sell very cheap.
Mr. J. II. Zwingle of Cross
Roads, has been in town attendidg
the meeting nt the C. P. Church.
He is preparing himself for the min
istry in that church.
You can get anything you want
in the way of a bridle, saddle or har
ness at W. S. Maddux & Co's, either
in homemade or Eastern goods. Pri
ces as low as the lowest.
Mr. J. R. Biles, the junior mem
ber of the livery firm of Biles Bros.,
arrived from Rutherford county with
his wife last Monday. They are
boarding at the Warren House.
A special train from Sparta last
Sunday morning brought down sixty-two
people to attend the meeting
at the Christian Church. The train
returned after the night service.
Mr. D. B. Carson was bitten on
the leg by a dog last Monday night.
The canine's teeth did not enter the
Hesh, but squecz-ed it hard enough to
break the skin and make a rather
A small sum of money found in
McMinnville can be recovered by the
owner by identifying property and
paying for this notice; Call on Mr.
Thos. Warner at W. S. Maddux &
Mr. J. C. Taylor, an old printer
who worked in the Era office at this
place for several months, has secured
a comfortable pension from the gov
ernment, his first payment amount
ing to about $3,000.
-Mr. P. N. Williams of Neenah,
Wis., arrived last Friday to spend
the winter here, and is boarding with
Mr. Butler's family on Main Street.
He has many friends here who are
always glad to greet him.
Mr. Chas. E. Robert, one of the
brightest newspaper reporters of
Nashville, died last Friday morning.
He delivered a most interesting lec
ture in McMinnville some years ago,
his subject being "The Passion of the
The largest crowd of people Mc
Minnville has had in a long time
were here last Monday to see Burk's
circus. It was a very noisy crowd
also, but good natured and order' y
upon the whole. Very few arrests
Mr. J. L. McCeheo while in At
lanta selling stock last week was tak
en very sick. Mrs. McGehee left for
Atlanta Saturday morning. We pre
sume he is recovering from the at
tack, as we have heard nothing to
Dr. jn. A. Neeiey, the young
dentist who moved from this place to
Christchurch, New Zealand, some
two years ago, was married in that
place on the 31st of October. He has
met with fine success out there in his
profession. His friends here wish
mm much happiness in his new re
S. S. Rowan, a son of Mr. E. S
Rowan, has the agency for Dr. Tal
mage's latest work, "From Manger
to Throne." It is a thrilling history
of the life of Christ, written in Dr.
Talmage's inimitable style, beautiful
ly printed and elaborately illustrated.
It is sold in variour styles of binding,
at from $3."75 to $10 per copy.
Mr. N. Shurb and family, of
Wessington, Dakota, arrived Thurs
day to make their home here, having
purchased Mr. It. B. lliggins' beauti
ful home, Lawn Park, about one
from town on the Nashville road.
We extend the new comers a cordial
welcome, but hope thi- sale will not
result in our losing Mr. lliggins.
Strayed, one Durham cow, light
strawberry roan color, I yrs. old,long
bodied, smooth horns, dew claws off
one fore foot ; also a 2 year old heifer
same breed and color ; neither of them
marked. Any information of them
will be rewarded.
At a called meeting of Nashville
Presbytery, held in the First Presby
terian Church, Nashville, last Tues
day the pastoral relation between
Rev. F. L. Leeper and the McMinn
ville Church was dissolved, and a let
ter of dismission to the Presbytery of
North Alabama was granted Mr.
Leeper, who is now engaged in the
evangelistic work in that Presbytery,
The business of stealing chickens
has come to be quite a nuisance
round about town. Not a day passes
hardly but we hear that some one of
our neighbors have lost trora one to a
dozen. This thing ought to be
stopped. Tullahoma Guardian.
A load of shot broke it up here two
or three years ago and didn't hurt
the nigger much either, but he bade
the town farewell before sunrise and
has never been back since. .
Mr. W. A. Johnson, proprietor
of the Highland Homes Real Estate
Agency of this place, recently had
issued from the Staxpaud office
lO.OW copies of a bulletin of lands
which his ageney has for sale. He
has also had 2H)0 copies of the same
bulletin printed in German. A large
number of these will be sent direct to
Germany for distribution, and the
balance distributed among German
home seekers already in this coun
try. The Germans are an industrious
hard working class of people, and we
hope Mr. Johnson will succeed in get
ting a good colony of them establish
ed in this county.
The greater part of the railroad
track between McMinnville and Tul-
ahoma is now laid with steel rails.
and the construction train, with a
arge force of hands, is engaged in
shortening the gap every day. The
track Is being rock ballasted and put
in first class condition generally at
the same time. If Mai. Thomas will
now give us another daily train each
way, make one train each way a fast
train for passengers, mail and express
exclusively, and so arrange the sched
ule that the trip from McMinnville
to Nashville and return can be made
in one day, we will be happy so far
as our traveling facilities are concern
Miss Blanche Tarwater was mar
ried to Mr. Joseph H. Merrill at St.
Thomas Episcopal Church, Thomas-
ville, Ga., at 5 o'clock last Wednes
day evening. Mr. and Mrs. Merrill
reached here at noon today (Friday),
and will be tendered a reception to
night at the home of Mrs. George T.
Lewis, grandmother of the bride,
where they will spend a week. Miss
Blanche is known and admired by
almost everybody here. She has
spent nearly all of her summers here
from infancy, and seems like one of
our own home girls. Possessed of
both beauty and culture, with the
most sweet and charming disposition,
her husband has every reason to be
proud of the prize he has won. Mr.
Merrill is a lawyer, and a pleasant,
polished gentleman. Both are to be
congratulated upon the felicitous un
ion. We wish them life's fullest
measure of happiness.
The business of Northcut & Thomp
son must be settled up immediately.
All accounts due that firm, or to the
undersigned individually, which are
not settled in the next 10 days, will
be given to officers for collection.
Take warning and save yourself costs.
. W. D. Noiitiictt.
xDlNING ROOM SETS,t
East Main Street, - McMINNVILLE, TENN.
Cii wi t nghamStea kley.
At noon last Tuesday, Nov. 11th,
Mr. J. M. Cunningham of this place,
was married to Miss Mary Steakley,
daughter of Mr. Win. L. Steakley,
Sr., at the home of the bride's father,
in White county, Dr. G. T. Stain
back officiating. The couple were
given a magnificent wedding dinner
at the home of the bride's parents,
shortly after which they left for Mc
Minnville, and a reception in their
honor was held at the heme of Mr.
and Mrs. A. II. Faulkner Tuesday
night, where they received the con
gratulations of a number of friends.
Mr. Cunningham is one of our dry
goods merchants and he and his
bride are both deservedly popular
here. We but echo the sentiments
of a host of friends in wishing them
along and peaceful life journey to
gether, its cares lightened and its
toys brightened by mutual love and
A Deserved Tribute.
The l'resbytery ot Nashville, in
dissolving the pastoral relation be
tween llev. F. L. Leeper and the
McMinnville Church, adopted the
"The Presbytery of Nashville here
by grants the Ireouest of Rev. F. L.
Leeper.concurred in by the McMinn
villo Church, and dissolves the pas
teral relation at present subsisting be
tween him and that church; and Rev,
F. Jacobs, D. D.,is directed to preach
in the church aud declare the pulpit
vacant. Also a letter of dismission
is hereby granted to Rev. F. L. Leep
er from this presbytery to the Pres
bvtery of North Alabama. The
Presbytery of Nashville, in thus sev
ering the official ties which bind to
us a brother beloved in the Lord, de
sires to record its high appreciation of
Rev. F. L. Leeper as an able preach
er of the gospel in its simplicity ana
purity, a faithful expounder of the
Word of (Jod, and an evangelist and
pastor, who, by six years of earnest
devoted labor among us, has won
our love, and has been blessed i:i his
work in the conversion of souls and
the edification of the church. The
Presbytery earnestly commends him
to the love anu esteem or the breth
ren with whom hp shall labor, and
prays that (Jod may give him yet
larger success in his ministry."
The Peoples Rational Bank of McMinnville
VUTIIOHIZED DEPOSITORY OF STATE FUNDS.
F. MORFORD. S. L. COLVILLE.
I. C. IULF.S, j. c.M. ItOSS.
W! C. WOMACK. J. A. ROSS.
J. F. MORFORD, President.
J. CHILES Vice President.
FRANK COLVILLE Caiihier.
C. M. MORFORD, Assistant Cashier.
Docs a General Banking Business, Deposits Solicited
FIRE AND LIFE
R. M. REAMS, Agent, McMinnville.
The Leading Companies in both linc3 represented. Rates
andterms given on application.
BRYANT & STR ATTON Business College
JioKKeeptng,BKortlIand,Penman$hip,&e.w 0fll I f? If f
Writ for Catalog anti fall information.
Honors to Mr. Snodgrass.
There was a great democratic rally
in Chattanooga last Friday night to
celebrate the victory of winning
back this district from the republi
cans, and to rejoice over the election
news in general. Speeches were de
livered by Gov. Taylor, Hon. II. C.
Snodgrass, Congressman elect, and
a number of other prominent demo
crats. Returning from Chattanooga
Mr. Snodgraas reached here at noon
Saturday, and was met at the depot
by a large number of ladies and gen
tlemen in carriages and on horse
back. A procession was formed at
the depot, headed by the Warren
House Cornet Hand, and a march
made to the square, where Mr. Snod
grass entered the grand stand in the
park and delivered a short address of
congratulation upon the great victory
achieved in this district and through
out the nation. The ladies present
presented him with several
beautiful boqucts,for which he thank
ed them in a neat and appropriate
speech. Mr. Snodgrass remained
here until Sunday night, when be
went to Sparta m the special train.
At the Churches Tomorrow.
Usual service at 11 a.m. by the
pastor, Rev. J. T. Curry. No night
Usual service at 11 a. m. by the
pastor, Dr. A. D. Phillip?. No night
Good interest has been manilested
in the meetings conducted by Elder
Harding throughout all of this week,
and all the meetings have been large
ly "attended. There have been a
number of professions. The meetings
will be continued through next
week, two services daily, if the in
(I'M n KB LAND I'll ESIIYTK B I A X.
Much interest has been developed
in the meeting which has been in
progress all' the week, conducted by
llev. T. H. McAmis, of Murfrees
boro. Twelve or fifteen professions
are reported to this time. The meet
ing will continue as long as the inter
est will justify ; services at ()::;) a. m.,
and (::( i p. m., drtilv. The Sunday
morning service will be at 1J o'clock.