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8 SOUTHERN STANDARD-McMlMiMVILLE, TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, FEB 14,191.
Viola, Fob. 12, 1891 -Notwithstanding
the excessive rains, mud and
high water, and the unusual amount
of sickness in our midst, Viola is otill
alive in every line of trade and traffic.
Mr. Jake Wood lee of Irving Col
lege, was in Viola lust Saturday, and
sold to Geo. Stubblefleld eight head
of fnt cattle.
A Mr. Davis of Sequachee Valley,
was here one day last week buying
J. P. Hughes is at South Pittsburg
J. R. Ramsey and wife have gone
to Milton, Tenn., to visit relatives.
Mr. Will England, late of South
Pittsburg, is visiting relatives here,
and has the grip.
J. P. Tillman, of Beech Grove, was
in our midst Tuesday looking for
t "beef cattle," so he says, but we
think there are other attractions.
Mr. J. R. Stubblefleld and wife
went to Northcut's Cove last Satur
day, returning Sunday.
Miss Mollie Mabry is Just recover
ing from an attack of la grippe.
Our mail failed to get to Viola
Monday on account of high water.
Mr. C. R. Gwyn of Tullahoma,
spent a few days last week with home
Mrs. Dr. Moore has been very sick
for a week or two, but we are glad
to know that she is at present im
proving. L. P. Sain is not as friendly to the
brute creation as it might bo thought
of him. Once upon a time he killed
old muley with a board, but the last
attack proved less fatal to the cow,
and more injurious to himself. How
ever we will leave it to the public
eye, to draw the contrast between
the weapons used on either occasion,
and will say that he is able to walk
Messrs. Hancock, Azz. Brown and
Geo. Stubhlefild made a trip McMinn
ville this week to sell mules.
Miss Mattie Smartt i3 the happy
owner of a splendid new piano.
Dr. W. H. Moore has been quite
busy professionally for the past
Dibrell.Tunn., Feb. 11, I891.-Mr.
Joe Night's little boy was badly
burned Sunday morning by his
clothes catching on fire.
Another swell in Mountain Creek
this week "the turbid billows" are
gone rolling onward to the ocean
from whence they came.
The next Demorest contest for the
Silver Medal comes off at the college
Tuesday night, Feb. 17th, at 0:30
o'clock. The crowd will be enter
tained with music and speaking after
the contest closes.
Mr. L. A. Hedgecoth has returned
to Cumberland county, his native
home. We are very sorry to give
him up from our school.
Mr. Joe Mullican has sold out, with
tne intention ot going to lexas very
Prof. L. P. Evans, principal of the
Meehanicsville school, writes that he
now has 93 enrolled. We wish him
much success in his good work.
Mr. White from Doyle, will preach
at Green Hill the 4th Sunday in this
month and at night.
Daylight, Tenn., Feb. 11, 1891.
The sick of this neighborhood are im
Heavy rain Sunday night and
Monday, followed by high waters.
II. II. Holland has gone to South
Pittsburg with a load of sweet pota
Robert S. Kirby was married Feb.
5th, to Miss Nancy Davis of Moun
Pilot Grove, Texas,
Feb. 9, 1891.
Enrrou Standard: If you will
allew me space I will try to give a
few items. I have been a subscriber
to your paper for nine years, and like
it well, for I was born and raised in
Warren county, and still love that
good old name and the people who
live there. I lelt that county and
came to Texas seven years ago. I
am well pleased with this country
and have bettered my condition by
coming here, though my advice to
any of my friends is, if they are sati
tied there, that is the place for them
This i.-. a farming country and is
very rich and productive as a rule
though corn was very light last year
on account of a drouth. There was
the largest cotton crop ever raised in
this part of the country. There has
not been much done here this winter
in the v;'V of farming. There ha
been so much rain that the ground
wont do to plow for several days yet.
We generally make from 40 to .10
bushels of corn to the acre here and
sometimes more. This is a good oat
country. Wheat has not done very
much good, here for several years.
White Right is a beautiful little
town, 0 miles from mot urove,
which has Just sprung up in the last
few years. It has two railroads, and
t has got to be the best cotton mar
ket we have.
There is considerable sickness in
this country this winter, pneumonia,
fever and measles, but has not been
very fatal so far, with not many new
THE BOOM BREAKS.
A Sparta Firm Looses 2.500 Logs by the
Davidson and Pearson, our enter
prising saw mill men, met with more
bad luck Monday night when the
freshest carried off about 2,500 fine
ogs In their new boom just below
the railroad bridge. The river rose
rapidly all day and in the evening it
washed down several small trees and
the whole mass of logs moved down
stream about 20 feet, and after that
it was thought the scores of strong
ropes woutu hold u steady, liut
about 8 o'clock at night the increas
ing volume of water in the mad and
surging Calf Killer was too much for
it, and soon a terrible cracking and
popping was heard, the boom parted
and the great mass of logs moved
down the stream, carrying every
thing before them. Col. Gardner
was sent to Nashville on the early
train Tuesday morning to notify buy
ers there to be slow in buying
and watch out for their brand.
But an investigation Tuesday morn
ing showed that about (00 had lodged
along the banks (or a distance of two
miles down the river and they now
believe they will be able to recover
most all of them between here and
Sligo, on the Caney Fork. Great
fears were entertained that the large
dam at the Spoke and Handle Facto
ry and the bridge at Simpson's Mills
would be torn down, but the river
being very high and the logs scatter
ing considerably saved them both.
The logs that got away cost about
$0,000, and they hope to get enough
back to pay for their cost, losing the
profit on them, from $1,000 to $G,0(I0.
Gov. Buchanan granted his first
The free delivery system is to he
established at Jackson in June.
R. C. Wilcox succeeds Mrs. M. B.
Johnson as postmaster of Clarksville.
The President has nominated Em
erson Ethridge as surveyor of cus
toms at Memphis.
The Warder case was called in the
Circuit Court at Chattanooga Wtd
nesday, but postponed till the next
Win, Litterer was elected Mayor of
Nashville last Tuesday. He was the
only candidate in the field, and re
ceived 528 of the 543 votes polled.
The seven year old son of John Ad-
kins, of DeKalb, shot and killed his
little sister with a pistol he had found
in a drawer and was playing with.
Woodbury Courier: More than five
thousand dollars changed hands here
Monday for mules. Fifty mules were
sold here Monday j.t an average price
of hundred and ten dollars.
A destructive fire visited the town
of Bell Buckle on Friday of last
week,burnlng out the firms of Cooper
& Rankin, Patty & White, the post
office, the Bank of Bell Buckle, and
Dr. Win. Sutton's office.
Crossville Sentinel: Contracts have
been let for the first eighteen miles
of the Nashville & Cumberland Gap
railroad from Cookeviile to the top of
the mountain. The road will run
from Cookeviile to Cumberland Gap,
where it will connect with the Knox
ville & Cumberland Gap. The road
will cross the Cincinnati Southern at
Nemo. This road will shorten the
distance between Nashville and
Knoxville ninety miles.
Waterloo (N. Y.) Observer : The
gag attempt being foiled it is to be
hoped now that the vilo Bayonet bill
will be forever Lodge d in the Radi
cal wilderness or Hoar-ded in the
pandemonium of bud Radical meas
ures, aud all concerned in the at
tempted iniquity may be Iteedjected
forever by the people.
Obion Democrat : The Legislature
will act wisely if it will give us a
commission that will improve public
roads and let the railroads alone.
.Subscribe lor the Staiai;i. $1.
In Me mortem.
Robert Lewis Page, born in Fen
tress Co., Tennessee, died January '10,
18'Jl, nt the residence of his brother-in-law,
O. W. Plumlee, near Chatta
nooga. Having been in feeble health
from his birth, for years he suffered
much both in body and mind; Put
now the restless spirit has gone home
and the poor, trail body rests quietly
In "God's Acre" at Pleasant Hill.
Three months ago the loving, watch
ful mother passed to the further side,
and now the Master bids to the
Reaper "carry the lad to his mother,"
and with silent tread our best loved
one Is borne to the unseen shore.
"Lov'd ones are leaving us ever,
Fading from you aud from rue,
And the dour faces we never
Here inhis earth home shall aee.
Wearily here we now wander,
Over the troublesome way,
Looking with glad eyes up yonder
To that fair realm pf bright day."
The New Apportionment and the
Under the proposed new apportion
ment, which places the membership
of the National House of Representa
tives at 356 instead of 332, there will
be a resulting change in the electoral
college. With eighty-eight senators
representing the forty-four states and
a house membership of 356 the num
ber of presidential electors will be 444,
or 43 more than in 1888.
In the new apportionment twenty
six of the forty-four states will retain
their present representation, thirteen
will each gain one member, four will
each gaiu two members, and one will
gain three. The states that will gain
one member are Alabama, Arkansas,
California, Colorado, Georgia, Kan
sas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mis
souri, New Jersey, Oregon, Wash
ington and Wisconsin.
The states that will gain two mem
bers are Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsyl
vania and Texas.
The state gaining three members is
Concerning the general political
effect ot the new apportionment the
Springfield Republican says:
The states commonly republican
gain 17 members, and the democratic
states, including New Jersey, gain
seven a net republican gain of !0.
No change takes place in any of the
so-called doubtful states, if New Jer
sey be excluded. But it would I e
wrong to conclude that the republi
cans have acted unfairly in this, di
vision. As a matter of fact, no ap
portionment could lu.ve been mude
on the basis of the new census which
would not allow them a net gaiu of
at least 8 or (J, and there are several
numbers in the vicinity of 3"fl,which,
had they been taken instead, would
have given the republicans a net gain
of 14 and 15. It seems, thtrtfore, a
very fair division politically.
HE GOT OFF LUCKY.
Detroit Man In the noomlug District
of Southern Kansaa.
A Detroiter who wa9 looking for lands
in Southern Kansas got off ttao train at
a little town at midnight, and in trying
to find his way to a hotel, ho went
astray and brought up against a man
who held the tuuzzloof a shotgun against
his breast and said:
"Now, then, if you move a foot you
are a dead man!"
He moved his tongue instead and
asked what was wanted. Two moro
citizens joined him, and he was then
marched to the lock-up and told that he
was a prisoner, charged with attempted
burglary the night before. Two of the
men positively identified him as the
man they had seen running away from a
jewelry store. Seeing it was no use to
talk he kept still, and they went through
him. They found nothing suspicious, but
held to their case, and ho was locked up
and left alono. Early next morning a
fat little justice of the peace came
puffing in and called out:
"Why didn't you tell us we had got
the wrong man?"
"It was no use."
"It wasn't, eh? You'll hare to pay
for all this!"
"But it wasn't my mistake."
"Yes, it was! Here you' to gone and
laid us liable for a suit for false impris
onment, and I won't stand it"
"If the officers don't know their busi
ness I can't help it"
"Well, I find you to Le a disorderly
person, and I fine you $5 and a month in
jail! If you'll get out of town I'll remit
the jail part '
"And I must pay $5 boeauso your of
fleers made a mistake," queried the Do-
"Certainly. While wo were fooling
with you tho man we wanted got away.
Any moro hesitation will bo contempt
of court and a hundred dollars fine and
six months in jail. Train is about duo,
and my bu ggj is out side."
He rode down with him, and as tho
train moved off "his honor" said:
"You got out of this mighty lucky,
old fellow! There is only one lawyer in
town, and be was calculating to charge
you $50 for advising you to tako the dirt
road out of this and strike a gait of ten
miles an hour; Detroit ireo I ress.
Subscribe for HieST.M.i:i. tl.'U.
We have just received the best line of
LADIES'" FINE SHOES.
We are now selling one of the best
jines of Shoes that can be found In
this great land ot Shoes. They are
and are especially adapted to South
ern feet. We have made careful se-
ections of styles, embracing Opera
Toes, Medium English Toes, London
Toes, French Heels, and a new heel
that is just out. The Extension
Counter Is used In all these goods.
The New French Process Is certain-
y a success, making the cheaper
shoes nearly as pleasant as the hand
Brown - Desnoyers
The above Trade-Mark, cut through
leather near top, is a guarantee that the
Hoot or Shoo containing same has Sole
Leather L'nnnter., Heels, Insoles, Taps,
Slips and Out-soles.
If you want to be sure of buying
solid and reliable goods, insist on
jein4j this brand,
)FOR SALE BY(
Society in Brazil is divided into
three distinct classes the aristocrats,
the middle and lower classes. The
ladies of the upper class are undeni
able pretty. They have raven black
hair, white teeth and perfect forms;
and if it were not for the enormous
amount of plaster-of-paris enamel
with which they cover their faces
they might have lovely, creamy
complexions. But their wondrous
eyes are the chief and never-ending
charm; large, dark, lustrous and full
of expression, throwing more mean
ing into a single glance than an hour's
conversation could possibly convey;
for though attractive and captivating
in their simplicity and grace, they
may not be able to write a single sen
tence correctly tor the education of
women is not considered essential to
their happiness. They learn embro.id
ery and music indifferently, and
spend their lives in rocking-chairs
and hammocks, never reading a
boolc ofany description.
The girls are very fond of their
dolls, taking them wherever they go,
even to church; and never give up
playing with them until they are
married, which is generally between
the ages of twelve and sixteen years,
thus early assuming the important
and responsible dutie? of life.
Young mothers, little hiore than
twenty, with four or five small chil
dren, are no uncommon sight.
Brazilian ladies never go out, even
in the day time, without the family
or a servant; they seldom go out at
all. They do not have gentlemen
visitors, and if a young man who has
been associated with a girl in child
hood, or who by some accident is al
lowed to visit the family, becomes a
lover, he is immediately ejected from
the house, and the courtship proceeds
from the balcony to the street. If
notes are exchanged It is done secret
ly, never by mail. Often a gentle
man sees a lady for the first time in a
balcony at the opera or at the church
and falls in love with her. A courts
ship like the above ensues; they be
come engaged, frequently without
knowing more of each other than
they can learn from Inquiry; know
nothing of each other's minds, tastes,
character or dispositions. I was told
of a gentleman who thin courted a
trirl for i?ht long years and left her
three months after marriage.
.. 7 . fcliiakV ff. -,C 'n 7ft- '
The word HOME has been iwgutred
as a TRADE-MARK, and same, toother
with our Name, Is staaipcl p'r.lr.Jy ! ! ot
toms of all Men's Shoes made by u. All
genuine Homo Shoes are packed in cartons,
which have picture of au Old Fashioned
Shoemaker at work between the 'words
"Home Shoes." Try a pair and you
will wear no other.
)for balk by(
This house makes one of the Best
in the World. Our present stock em
braces qualities at $2 00, $2 50,
$2 75, $3 00, $3 50, 3 75,
$4 00 and $1 50.
In nice qualities, and in all numbers.
Our $2 50, $3 00 and $3 50
Are just what the young men want.
Light pump soles, and stylish toes.
We can fit most any foot in shoes.
USE COATS' THREAD.
"BOM. fr CO
If a Brazilian girl should walk with
a gentleman not her relative in the
daytime it would ruin her.
If a lover desires an engagement to
the ball or opera or a promenade with
his senora he must first propose at
headquarters and then seek her
pleasure, and if she accord, the whole
family goes along.
Among the lower classes there are
plenty of women who go about the
streets with bare brown feet thrust
into small Turkish slippers, whose
heels clatter along the dusty pave
ment in the most slipshod style.
These women lead slmple.purposeless
lives, going to mass every morning,
where they may be seen kneeling
throughout the entire servicer, as no
seats are provided In their churches.
Iu the evening they are found sitting
in groups on the ground, their nude
children around, smoking their long
stemmed pipes and gossipplng with
their neighbors or the passer-by.
Their dress generally consists (of one
garment, a loose, hanging skirt with
straps over the shoulders, and reach
but little below the knee. Their
arms and neck are always bare, and
it makes not the slightest difference
whether strangers are present or not.
They seem perfectly happy and
contented with their Hves.and are al
ways readyto chat with aLy one they
may happen to meet.
IIST OF LETTERS.
Remaining in the Postoffice at McMinn
ville, Tenn., for the week ending Feb. 12
which will be forwarded to the Dead Letter
office if not called for in 30 days.
Graham', Jane I Nuuneley, Jno. J r.
Lock, Dllcio Smartt, D. C.
Mullican, 8.T. (3) 1
By order of the P. O. Department, One
Cent must be collected on all advertised
letters. Parties calling for any of these let
ters will please say "Advertised.'
Ed. J. Wood, P. M.
The three men imprisoned in a
Pennsylvania mice some days ago
by an unexpected flow of water, were
rescued alive one day this week.
ALL parties owing the late 6rui of Doty
4 Mead will come forward and make
payment to E. U. Mead, surviving partner.
Those having claims against the firm will be
paid by E. 0. Mead, and are no.tified to pre
sent the same. The business will be con
tinned bv E. O. Mead. He will occupy the
old stand, and asks the continued patronage
of former customers.