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lOD'l'UKRN STAN D A UL -MM1NNVILL1. TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, AUGUST i, 1891.
If you have made up your mind to buy
Hood's Sarsaparilla do not bo Induced to take
any other. Hood's Sarsaparilla Is a peculiar
medicine, possessing, by virtue ot its peculiar
combination, proportion, and preparation,
curative power superior to any other article.
A Boston lady who knew what sho wanted,
and whose example Is worthy imitation, tells
her experience below:
" In one store where I went to buy Hood's
Sarsaparilla the clerk tried to Induce me buy
their own instead of Hood's; he told me thelr's
would last longer; that I might take it on ten
days' trial; that II I did not like it I nocd not
pay anything, etc. But he could not prevail
on me to change. I told him I knew what
Hood's Sarsaparilla was. I had taken it, was
satlsllcd with it, and did not want any other.
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How the English Lived Six Centuries
"Who can rebuild before tho eye of the
mind a single ordinary dwelling of the
vanished London of the rhlddle of the
thirteenth century? It was a dwarfish,
squalid structure of such crazy unsub
stautiality that, with a stout iron crook
and two strong cords, provided by the
ward, it might be pulled down and
dragged off Bpeedilyin case of fire; a
structure of one story jutting over a low
grouud floor, with another jut of eaves
above, its roof perchance engrailed with
gables, its front bearing an odd resem
bianco to tho back of a couple of hugo
stairs, and the whole a most rickety,
tumbledown, topheavy, fantastical thing.
Chimneys were fairly in vogue then, so
it had thorn, squat, square, widemouthed,
faced with white plaster, red tiles, or
gray pebble work. Red tiles covered its
roof; it walls were of rough planed
planks, or a wooden framework filled
with a composite of straw and clay, but
tressed with posts, and crossed this way
and that with supporting beams tho
whole daubed over with whitewash, of
which the weather soon made graywash.
in front was a Btainvay, sometimes cov
ered, sometimes not, or a stepladder set
slantwise against the wall, for an cn
tranco to tho upper .story. Tho door
ways were narrow and low, tno winnows
also ; and tho latter, darkened with over
brows of wooden shutters, propped up
from beneath, and sticking out like long,
slender awnings, were further darkeued
by sashes of parchment, linen, or thin
shaven horn, for glass came from Fland
ers, and was costly and rare.
Such, joint and seam and tilo being
loosened into crack and cranny and crev
ice everywhere, was the dwelling of the
London citizen as the eye might see it in
the middle of the thirteenth century.
Multiply that dwelling into a tortuou9
and broken perspective of like buildings,
some joined by party walls, some with
spaces between, all pent roofed or gable
peaked, heavy eaved, stub chimneyed,
narrow latticed, awning shuttered, stair
cased, post buttressed, beam crossed,
dusky red roofed, dingy white walled,
and low under the overhanging vastness
of the sky, and you have an ancient
London street, which shall be foul and
narrow, with open drains, footways
roughly flagged, and horseway deep with
slushy mire, overstrewn with ashes,
shards, and offal, and smelling abomina-
1.1.. fill ? 1 1 A i 1 J .1
Beeswax "i lb 21 I ul ' AI1Lr,e were, mueeu, at m;n penou,
Feathers, W H 35 1 ininiyiniersperseu nere anu mere, nouses
Tallow, lb 33a of somewhat better description, solidly
Green Hides, lb - to .. mu nf Rtnrlp nn,i timhpr. thoiich nt 1mkt.
Wool, unwashed, '& tt 20 to 23 f , . , . . . omfort
tub washed, M lo Jo I , ' . ., ... ,
Stuck IW W bushel uouiuuig 10 uio lasmuu in
White Reans, $ bushel that most inconvenient and uncomforta-
When I began taking Hood's Sarsaparilla
I was feeling real miserable, Buffering
a great deal with dyspepsia, and so weak
that at times I could hardly stand. I looked,
and had for some time, like a person in con
sumption, nood's Sarsararllla did mo so
much good that I wonder at myself sometimes,
and my friends frequently speak of It." Mbs.
Ella A. Gorr, Cl Tcrraco Street, Boston.
mum rwwi " '" MM
Soldby all druggists. fl;stxforf5. rreparedonlj
by C. I. IIOOD & CO., Apothecaries, Lowell, Mass.
100 Doses One Dollar
HcramLE PRODUCE MARKET,
Corrected weekly by Mead & Ritchey.
Officb Southern Standard,
McMiuu'ville. July 31 1891.
Wheat, p bushel new, 98 old, $1.10
Corn; 33 bushel to 80
Flour, barrel $4.50 to $5.50
Meal, $ bushel 80 to 00
Oats. " 30
Eegs, dozen 7 to
Butter, $H tb 8 to 10
Hens, ft lb ; 5
Spring Chickens 8 to 12
Turkeys, ft lb ;
Ginseng, ft tt to 2,60
Dried Apples.ft lbs 2 to
Peaches, ft 2
Green Apples, per
it i rtTiTTTT t Ti ir i nTrnm rmnnnm
MBflVlLLb iMMii ntf uiti. $
Corrected troin the isashville American
every Thursdav eveninir.
wneat, i rota wairons, (hwi;
Corn 75 l-2to 07 1-2
Oats 40 to 44
Hay, prime timothy, per ton $1G to $10
Dried Apples 3
Dried Peaches, halves 2 to :
" quarters I 1-
Dried Blackberries 4
Feathers, prime 3!ifi.30
Ginseng, dry to $2.50
Butter 8 to 15
Errs to 8
Chickens, frying $1
" hens $2.40
Irish Potatoes, per bbl $1.00 to $1 52
Wool, unwashed, 20to21
" tub-washed 30 to31
blenge. Here and there, too, for thoso
were tho times of the feudal soldier and
priest, rose in dreadful beauteous con
bushel !.';.!. XI l.-J -XXt I i A.
irast wiui me squauu ciiy mo arciuieci-
nral grandeurs of church and cathedral,
or the stately house or palace of bishop
or earl. But all around stretched dwell
ings which our poorest modern house
excels, and on those dwellincrs all eviw
ami discomforts that can befall had their
Light came dim, and sunshine dimly
glimmering into their darkened rooms.
Summer heats made ovens of them. The
old gray family of London fogs rose
from the marshes north of the city walls,
from the cities intersecting rivulets, from
the Thames below, and crept in at every
opening to make all dark and chill with
in. Down their squat chimneys swept
the smoke, choking and blinding. Kaius
sucli as even rainy England knows not
now soaked them through for weeks to
gether. Cold such as English winters
have forgotten now pierced with grip
ing blast, and silent shifting snow, to
their shivering inmates. Foul exhala
tions from the filthy streets hung around
them an air of poison, or, rising from
the cesspools, of which every house had
one within, discharged themselves with
deadly maladies. Lightnings stabbed
their roofs or rent their walls, hunting
for those they sheltered. Conflagration,
lurking in a spark, upspread in dragonish
llame, and roared through them devour
ing. Whirlwind swept through them
howling, and tossed them down by
fifties. Pestilence breathed through
them in recurring seasons, and left their
rooms aghast with corpses. Civic riot or
intestine war stormed often near them,
and brought them death and sorrow.
Famine arose every few years and walked
through them on his way throngh Eng
land, leaving their tenants lean and palo
or lifeless. Often into them broke the
midnight robber, single or in gangs;
often to them came the gatherer of taxes
or of tithes : upon thein hung perpetually
all the bloodsuckers, every vampire
which an age of ignorance and tyranny
could spawn; and in them herded low
lusts and passions, fiendish bigotries,
crazy superstitions, brutish illiteracy,
and all that darkens and depraves tho
soul. For that was the mournful mid
night of our mortal life, centuries ago.
The old, sad stars that governed our con
ditions still kept their forceful station
above the brawl of brutal and infernal
dreams; and ono alone, now risen from
Geber's cast, hunglewy bright with tho
world's hope and proiflise, while Science,
builder of life that is holy, beautiful,
and gay, was but a wondrous newborn
child in Roger Paeon's cell, dreaming of
thing? to come. f Atlantic Monthly.
It Wat Grtelcy't Wayi
Of none of the great editors, either
dead or living, are there ihore character
istic stories told than of Horace Greeley.
His infirmity of temper and eccentricity
of dress and manner, his scrawling hand
writing, and picturesque profanity when
his peppery temper was aroused, all con
tributed to make him one of those emi
nently human characters who are ever
One day during reconstruction timea,
when Greeley, through the Tribune, was
urging on the cause of the colored man,
insisting that he should have the right to
vote, sit on juries, hold office, and to
perform all and singular the functions of
full fledged and untrarnmeled American
citizenship, there came to him in his
Banctum a negro in holiday attire. He
was a dandy, or, as would be said now
adays, a dude. He was arrayed ia
clothes of fashionable cut, a silk hat
overtopped the short black curls about
his cranium, and he wore gloves and
toted a cane.
As ho entered, tho great editor was
busy upon an editorial. Now, it was
thoroughly understood about the Tribune
office that when Mr. Greeley was writ
ing he was on no account to be disturbed.
On this particular occasion he was in tho
throes of composition. His face was
bent low over his desk, and his hand
flew rapidly over tho paper from left to
right. The colored visitor, ignorant of
all this, marched straight in and sat
down in a chair alongside the editorial
"I called, Mistah Greeley, to ask yo' to
write an editorial urging tho colored peo
ple to study the sciences. "
Hie editorial face bent a little closer to
tho desk, tho hand bearing the pen flew
yet faster across the paper. After wait
ing a minute for an answer and none
coming, the colored man, regardless of
the remonstrating frowns of the others
in the room, again said, in louder, and
yet more pompous tones :
"I called, Mistah Greeley, to ask yo ,
sah, to write an editorial urging upon the
colored men the study of the sciences,
Still no answer. Only the face bowed
closer over the desk, and the hand flying
faster over the paper. Again the pom
pous colored man, impatient for an an
ewer, lifted up his voice in still louder and
more insistent tones :
"I called, Mistah Greeley, to ask yo',
sah, to write an editorial, sah, urging
upon the colored people the importance,
sah. of studying the sciences.
"Without looking up, the great editor
"Damn you, get out. Go away. Go
to hell. Go anywhere. Go to New Jer
sey and raise potatoes. Go "
But as the shrill voice smote tho air the
colored man started. As- tho voice, a
shrill treble, fairly rose to a shriek, the
colored man rose and fled. Whether he
went to New Jersey or to any of the
other places named, is lost to history, but
certain it is the Tribune was never again
adorned with his presence.
A Difficult Problem.
The Commercial Gazette says that
"theGovernorof Tennessee deserves
credit for what he has done for the
prevention of a bloody conflict in his
State. The Legislature should waste
no time ,when it has an opportunity
for action, to abolish the odious con
vict labor law."
That's what wo said about the Gov
ernor. As to the Legislature hust
ling through a repeal of the lease law,
that will be found a question that
cannot be hurried. There is a con
tract to be dealt with, in which thu
faith of the.JState is pledged. The
Legislature has in the matter one of
the most ticklish and difficult things
to dcni;with that f,ver came before a
deliberative bbdy. the fellows who
assume in a five line paragraph that
is's plain sailing know nothing about
the difficulties and would look best
if they held their tongues and gave,
their pens a rest, on that topic.
Lightning set lire to a tank con
iHiiiiiigj.,iw,uuu carrels oi oil near
Baltimore Wednesday morning.
The Merry Mtrchiuiti.
Ono morn, as old Thomas walked down to his
A niylit he beheld which made him fool sire,
l or old Simon, his rival, had hung on a nail
A notice which read, "These ships ar fur
Then old Tom scratched his pate, and so forme J
Which he thought would eclipse the other old
And he vowed that he would not be left In tlto
As he hung out a sign, "These balloons are for
higher I Wideawake.
' Pure, Double-Distilled Full Proof
Made of Apples of lcV8 mid 18W,
M NOW READY FOR SALE.tr
It wus all inu.U- l.v Liimsoii Hill, for Med.
ical Puriinfcus, from good ripe apples. It is
in harms averaging 45 gallons Inch; and
some in kegs, holding 10 io 11 gxllous each.
The barrels and kegs are well made, of well
seasoned, nil heart titnlior. Each barrel is
well bound with eight good iron hoops, and
each keg is well bound with 6 good iron
hoops, lax paid stamps art! attached to
barrels und kegs, and everything done up
according to luw, so they can lie shipped to
any part oi the United Mutes. My price is
$.( i't:i: aixox, :ami,
in lots of one or more barrels or kegs, (no
charge for barrels,)but one dollar charged
for each keg, delivered at my home or in the
depot at McMinnville. The barrels mid
kegs are all new ai.d clean, never having
had anything in tliem except the pure Fine
Brandy with whioh they are now filled.
I never make nor sell any spirits only
pure, full proof, double distilled, Apple
Brandy, of good ripe apples, and uUvsiys, ns
now, keeji (lie Brandy in my owu cellars nt
my home till sold and shipped direct to the
purchaser, and payment must be made to
me for Brandy beloie or when it is deliver
ed'or shipped. But when proper leference
and guarantee arc gi vn, I ship by Express
C. O. 1). to the pnriv i rlering; or when' it. is
requested to shiji by c miuon freight, I
have bill of hiding iillaclicd to my draft,
Brandy to be delivered when the draft is
paid. Where responsible parties, with prop
er reference guaranty, prefer to examine
the proof, etc., of the Brandy nt my home or
in the depot at McMinnville, before chipped
on the ears, I will attend myself or by my
agent and a fiord them every proper facility
for doing so. But after it is shippi d on ibe
cars in good order they must look to the
railroads for any damage that may occur.
II. L. W. HILL, (Lawsou Hill.)
P. O., cither McMinnville, or
Irving College, T enn.
July 20th, 1891.
C. II. C. SCALES.
. BEECH & SCALES,
Figs and Thistles.
Lifting on somebody else's burden
is the best thing in the world to do to
make your own lighter.
It won't help your own crop any to
sit on the fence and count the weeds
in your neighbor's field.
If the devil couldn't make a lie bet
ler looking than the truth, the way
to the pit wouldn't be so crowded.
"Blessed are the merciful." Don't
forget that when you have a mort
gage on tho home of a poor widow.
The best way to get rid of the
blues, is to try to push the clouds
away from the windows of other
The man who starts out in life de
termined to keep the ten command
ments will soon find out that their
maker is God.
The reason that some of our church
es are so dark spiritually is because
the people themselves want to do the
If preachers would bear continual
ly in mind that they are working for
God, there wouldn't be so much
anxiety about wages.
If you waut to know how black
the devil is, take a little trouble to
learn something about the traps he is
setting for little children.
Life is real, life is earnest, but with
the thermometer at ninety-eight de
grees in the shade it is a great deal
easier to sit still than it is to go out
in the sun and say so.
You haven't got more than half as
much religion as God wants you to
have, unless you canv get down on
your knees and honestly pray for the
people you don't like.
Win. K. Sims, United States Con
sul at Port Colon, is dead.
A reciprocity treaty has been con
cluded between the United States
and the Republic of San Domingo.
Where Thry Found the Lost Doggtc.
I heard a good story the other day of a
Doston woman's poodle. True or not, I
dare to publish it, for doggie, bright as
bis mistress thinks he is, hasu't learned
to. read the newspapers yet, and so can't
sue me for lilel. "King Charles" ran
away ft few weeks ago, but profuse ad
vertising and offers of reward brought
him home again.
' Where did you rind him?" asked his
mistress of the man who returned him.
"Oh. a burly negro had him hitched to
the end of a mop stick and was washing
windows with him. "Boston Traveller.
Danlrl Wrbittr'i Clients.
"My family," said a prominent club
man, "has lost about a quarter of a mill
ion dollars, I believe, as the result of tho
intemperate habits of one man no less a
man than the great Daniel ebster him
self. The United States Government has
just ordered the payment of French
spoliation claims amounting to $1,500,000,
and $3,500,000 additional has been
scheduled for payment later. The money
was originally paid to the United States
by the French Government to reimburse
the owners of certain American vessels
that had been seized by Napoleon. The
United States Government used this
money in making the Louisiana purchase.
Now the Government is paying the claims
of the descendants of the original vessel
owners. One of my ancestors owned five
vessels that were seized nnd his claim
was placed in the hands of Daniel
Webster. The immortal Daniel Webster
looked over all the papers, and seeing
that tho claim was entirely valid, under
took to secure ita payment by Congress.
But at that time the United States was
not so careful of its financial standing as
it now is, and, the eloquence of the great
orator proved unavailing. One day after
a vnin attempt to secure favorable action
upon the claim, Mr. Webster went to his
room, filled up with liberal potations of
old rye, and under the exhilarating in
fluences of the same threw all the papers
of the case into an open grate, swearing
that tho United States Government knew
no such words as honor or honesty and
that it would be utterly useless to waste
any more time prosecutiug the claim. So
about '250,000 worth of hopes went up
Mr. Webster's chimney in plain black
smoke. Now these French spoliation
claims are being paid off dollar for dollar.
Whenever I think of the terrible effect of
Daniel's costly debauch I feel liketlrown
ing the memory of it in sonte way. Will
you join me?" Chicago Mail.
"East Main Street, McMinnville, Tenn.
jfWc will v.y the highest market prices in cash for all iner.
. JONES BROS
Dry Goods Groceries,
E CLOTHING, HATS, BOOTS, SHOES, ETC.
We carry a well selected line of General Merchandise, and tell
STRICTLY FOR GASH. .
Thus we are enabled to.giye our customers the benefit of the
We will make it to your interest to give us your trade. JOXES ItKOS,
East Main Street, McMINXNILLE, TENN..
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
AND FARMING IMPLEMENTS.
Atrf nts for the Ituckcye Mower, Star Thresher, Empire and Kentucky Grain Drills
Giant Cane Milh,rennessee Wagons, nud Spring Wagons.
A large stock of Stoves, TIowf, Iron, Paints, Paeon, Sugar, CyflVe, etc., always on hand at
MOItFOItD & PILES, old stand. We buy with Cash from first hands for small profits.
The Golden Harvest Stove is the Best Stove Made.
II. F. SlIAWVEK,
J. T. K ELTON,
; Contracting and Building Go,
An Itallnn 'Way,
A swarthy Italian hoarded a Third
avenue surface car going uptown in New
York. In making change the conductor
dropped a nickel on the wooden grat
ing covering the floor of the car. The
Italian got down on his hands and knees
to liud it, and two young men from the
4th ward began to make fun at his
expense. They called him a Dago aud
fairly buried him beneath vulgar epi
thets, lie paid no attention to them,
but kept on fishing for the coin. Un
able to get at it with his fingers, he
reached for his hip pocket and produced
a murderous looking knife nearly a foot
long. He felt of its keen edge glancing
meanwhile at his tormentors. He raised
himself to a partially upright position
nnd the 4th ward youths moved toward
the door. Then, with a smilo upon his
face, the Italian resumed his kneeling
position and began fishing for the nickel
with the point of the knife. As he held
the piece aloft on the point of the glisten
ing blade the two young men arose and
left the car.
This Companv is composed of four competent nnd skilled workmen, and we solicit
orders for nll kindsof buildim; and carpenter work. Those wanting any work in our
line none, either by day or contract, will find it to their interest to consult us before
, .. placing their orders. .'.
Good Work, Square Dealings. Low Prices,-
Come and see ns. New Shop on Oak Street, between Spring and College.
McMinnville Contkacting & Building Co.
J. II! WARREN,
CLOCKS, JEWELRY, SEWING MACHINES,-
A2TJD OTHER LIGHT 2v.G'ZTXlTT2TlT.
Every Piece of Work Guaranteed.
Shop in Jones Bros' Store, East Main Street, McMinnville, Tenn.
PrtTllfgn of Lecture, Ktiwnn, Arpartni, to
Vanderbtlt CniTritr. S lares buiMin. 80
ofhecra 413 pnpili from K HtM. HiKhMt !
vintage in Music, Art. ";imt hontc. Health, Accensi
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