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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE. S i'U kl )AY, JUNE;?8, 1890
The Acids of Fruits.
Mr. George W. Jolinson, in his
Chemistry of the World, says, in de
scribing the "vefjetnble food of the
"The grateful acid of the rhubarb
leaf arises from the malic acid and
bin-oxalate of potash which it con
tains; the acidity of the lemon,
orange, and other'species of the genus
Citrons is caused by the abundance of
citric acid which thoirjuice contains;
that of the cherry, plum, apple, and
pear from-the malic acid in their
pulp; that of gooseberries and cur
rants, bjack, red and white, from a
mixture of malic and citric ucid; that
of the grape from a mixture of malic
and tartaric acids; that of the mango
from citric acid and a very fugitive
essential oil; that of the taramind
from a mixture of citric, malic, and
tartaric acids; the flavor of asparagus
from aspartic acid, found also in the
root of the niarshmallow; and that of
the cucumber from a peculiar poison
ous ingredient called fungin, which
is fungi, and is tlie cause of the cu
cumber biii;,' offensive ! some stom
achs. It will be observed that rhu
barb is the only fruit which contains
bin-oxalate of potash in conjunction
with an acid. It is this ingredient
which renders this fruit so whole
some at the early commencement of
the summer, and is one of the wise
provisions of Nature for supplying a
blood-purifier at a time when it it is
likely to be most needed.
"Beet root owes its nutritious qual
ity to about !) per cent of sugar which
it contains, and its flavor to a pecul
iar substance containing nitrogen
mixed with pectic acid. The carrot
owes its fattening powers also to the
sugar, and its flavor to a peculiar
fatty oil; the horseradish derives its
flavor and blistering power from a
volatile acrid oil. The Jerusalem ar
tichoke contains fourteen and a half
per cent of sugar and three per cent
of inulin (a variety of starch), besides
gum and a peculiar substance to
which its flavor is owing; and lastly",
garlic, and the rest of the onion fam
ily, derive their peculiat odor from a
yellowish, violatile, acrid oil; but
they are nutritious from containing
nearly half their weight of gummy
and glutinous substance not yet clear
A Safe Guard.
Tew people living in a malarial
country but occasionally need a vigo
rous tonic, either to keep off the ma
1 arial feeling or else to cure the disease
if it once gets into the system. There
is no more uncomfortable disease that
affects humanity than chills and fe
ver. It makes one feel sick and
mean all over. A safe guard against
the disease and a sure cure is Smith's
Tonic Syrup, made by Dr. John Bull,
of Louisville, Ivy. A single bottle
will do for an entire family. It is
far I etter than quinine as no derange
ment ol the system ever follows its
use. The use of quinine causesa buz
zing in the ears, dizzy sensations
nausea and sometimes even convul
sious and paralysis. Use Smith's
Tonic Syrup and all such danger is
avoided. In fact it has all the good
medicinal qualities of quinine with
none of its evil nature.
Before bedtime came we had tried
'Put Yourself in his place," Charles
Reade; "Oliver Twist," Dickens;
'Three feathers," Black ; "Our mu
tual friend," Dickens; "Scarlet let
ter," Hawthorne; "The spy," Coop
er: "The caged lion," Miss Yonge,
and "What will he do with it ?" Lyt-
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V OLTAIC J5E,T LO.,
A Great Volcanic Eruption in Alaska.
A recent dispatch from San Fran
cisco brings word that Bogoslov, the
Alaskan volcano that rose from the
ocean depths about seven years ago
and blazed and smoked for a time, is
again in eruption.
This recent eruption began Febru
ary 10, and hascontinued at intervals.
April 17 and 22 there- were signs of
great activity, smoke and flame pour
ing from the lofty crater, and rising
to a great height. The sky for weeks
was clouded with ashes, and these
fell in liberal showers in the town of
lluliuk, forty-four miles to the east
To the people who saw the eruption
t seemed a pillar of fire 'and smoke
fully fifteen miles high,- rising from
the horizon and losing itself in the
Professor Davidson, of the Coast
Survey, estimates that the volcanic
pillar must have been sent up to a
height of at least four miles above the
Captain Everett Smith, of the
steam whaler Orca, passed near the
scene soon after the first eruption.
Ie noted that four new islets, each
detached, but near the volcanic
island, has arisen from the depths. As
the ocean bottom here, off Bogoslov,
sounds 844 fathoms, and there is a
depth of 1,200 fathoms about twelve
miles away, an idea may be gained
of the tremendous energy required
to raise an islet from the ocean bot
tom above the surface.
A Good Game.
An instruction game is described in
the Christian Union :
l wo of the children were sent out
of the room to choose the title of a
book. When this was decided upon
1L I . .11 . I 1
uiey pianneu now xney siioulU in
pantomine act it so that the rest of
us might guess it.
Aed and Mabel were chosen, and
after a few minutes' absence Mable
came into the room, walked slowly
to the fireplace, and was about to
seat herself in an easy chair when
rseu canea ner, ana back she went
into the hall.
Ofcourse, "Called Back," by Hugh
Conway, was guessed at once, and
the successful guessers had an oppor
lunny io try meir skiu. They soon
appeared with a clock, the hands of
which pointed to five minutes before
twelve. After gaping and rubbing
their eyes and making us understand
how weary they were, one of them
produced an old coat and the other
l 1 . a
lorn jacket and ooin begun to sew
"Never too late to mend," Charlc
Keade, shouted Ned, and then choos
ing one of the little girls they left us
1'ieseniiy mey came running in so
carelessly they bumped against a sofa
and sank down, rubbing their elbow
and wailing in a most pitiful manner
This time we were not so quick, but
after a few minutes thinking some
one was fortunate enough to guess
" 'Much ado about nothing,' Shakespeare."
When the blood is loaded with im-
puriteis, the whole system becomes
disordered. This condition of things
cannot last long without serious re
sults. In such cases, a powerful al
terative is needed, such as Ayer's
Sarsaparilla. It never fails, and has
' Eyes Open or Shut.
Two boys one morning took a
walk with a naturalist. "Do you
notice anything peculliar in the
movements of those wasps?" he
asked as he pointed to a puddle in
the middle of the road.
"Nothing, except that they seem
to come and go," replied one of the
boys. The other was less rompt
in reply, but he had observed to
"I notice that they fly away in
pairs," he said. "One has a little
pellet of mud, the other has nothing.
Are there drones among wasps, as
"Both were alike busy, and each
went away with a burden, replied
"The one you thought a do-nothing
has a mouth full of water. They
reach their nest together ; the one de
posits his pellet of mud, and the oth
er ejects the water upon it, . which
makes it of the consistency of mor
tar. They then paddle it upon the
nest, and fly away for more materi
als." And then, on the strength of
this interesting incident, he gives
this good advice.
"Boys, be observant. Cultivate
the faculty. Hear sharply look
keenly. Glance at a shop window as
you pas3 it, and then try how many
things you can recall that you no
ticed in it. Open your eyes wider
when you stroll across-the meadow,
through the woods, or along the
brook. There are ten thousand in
teresting .things to be seen, noted,
won'dered at, and explained. Ani
mals, birds plants, and insects, with
their habits, intelligence, and peculi
arities, will command your admira
tion. You may not become great
men through your observations, like
Newton, Linmous, Franklin, or Sir
Humphery Davy, but you will ac
quire information that will be of
service to you, and make you wiser
and quite probably better."
I use Smith's Tonic Syrup in my
practice, and determined to use it so
long as it gives such excellent satis
faction in cases of chills and fever.
John P. Muxlutt, Calhoun Ala.
"Gimme a ham sandwich!" shout
ed the guest at the dime lunch count
er. Two seconds later he complain
ed to the attendant: "That was the
worst sandwich I ever had. No
more taste than sawdust, and not big
enough to see." "You've et your
check," returned the attendant, con
temptuously; "this here's yer ham
The Trice Current.
The amount of tobaccoo annually
consumed hi the United States is esti
mated by an apparently competent
authority at 010,000,000 pounds. Sev
enty million pounds are utilized in
the productions of domestic cigars;
222,000,000 pounds of chewing and
smoking tobacco are consumedjS.OOO,
000 pounds are required in the man
ufacture of snuff; 0,000,000 pounds are
required in the production of cigar
ettes ; and 4,000,000 pounds of cigars
are imported. This would make an
average annual consumption of five
pounds for every person in the coun
try. But as not more than one-fifth
of our popultation use tobacco, it fol
lows that those who do, consume, on
an average twenty-five pounds each
per annum. Opinions differ as to
whether this article should be desig
nated a luxury or a necessity. In
speaking of the tobacco habit an ex
change says :
If the tobacco users of the United
States would abstain for a period of
two years from the chewing, smok
ing, and snuff-taking habit, and place
the money they would spend for to
bacco in that period in a common
fund, there would be enough money
in the fund to almost wipe out the
entire national debt, and live years
abstaining would give the head of
each family in the United States
enough money to invest in eighty acre
homestead farm in the far Western
would give us a navy . of fifty first-
class war vessels, fully eduipped and
create a fund that would man and
maintain them and the Navy Depart
ment for a period of at least twenty
It can thus be seen what is the
magnitude of the tobacco trade of the
United States, and what a multitude
of devotees are willing to pay an
nually for a habit which gives them
so much consolation and comfort, if
We can't tell you with any degree
of certanity who it was wrote the
poem entitled "Beautiful Snow," be
cause it is a disputed point ; but we
can tell to a positive certainity that
Ganters chicken cholera cure
will restore your sick chickens
to perfect health. If it fails to doit
your money will be refunded by W.
Livingston as a Teacher.
i on Tiir. Hi.oon.
'V- 'ikiics. MuUnu, Indigestion and
ws mux niTTV.n.
v. li.r mI.- I.y nli ili-alert la
. i.i . I ho Ki'uuiuu.
I have been in Africa seventeen
years, and I have never met a man
that would kill me if I folded my
hands. What has been wanted, and
what I have been endeavoring to ask
for the poor Africans ever since Liv
ingston taught me during those four
months that I was with him, have
been the good offices of Christians
In 1871 1 went to him as prejudiced
as the biggest atheist in London. To
a reporter and correspondent, such as
I, who had only to deal with wars,
mass-meetings, and political gather
ings, sentimental matters were en
tirelv out of my province. But there
came for me a long time for reflexion.
I was out there away from a worldly
world. I saw this solitary old man
there, and asked myself, "llow on
earth does he stop here? Is he crack
eel or what.' hat is it that inspires
him?" For months after we met
simply found myself listening to hini,
wondering at the old man carrying
out all that was said in the Bible
"Leave all things and follow me
But little by little his sympathy for
others became contagious; mysympa
thy was aroused; seeing his pity, his
gentleness, his zeal, his earnestness
and how he went quietly about his
business. 'I was converted by him
although he had not tried to do it
How sad that the good old man
should have died so soon! How joy
ful he would have been if he could
have seen what has since happenet
there. II. M. Stanley.
Cruel, fashionable mother! Why
don't vtu look after the welfare of
your sickly little child, The nurse
hasn't sense enough to get it a box of
Dr. Bull's Worm . Destroyed.
Take your buggy, carriage, wagon, and
farm Implements of all kiiids to
and have them
REPAIRED & PAINTED.
BLACKSMITHIM, WAGON and CARRIAGE
done Promptly and Cheaply.
J. P. GARTNER.
Spring Street, McMinnville, Tenn. .
1. 1 tvf MWn
tail's iiMtatt Store,
Chancery Street, McMinnville, Tenn. j
riease remember that I keep on hand a large' aud well assorted stock , of
1FURHITDEE QP . ALL KIKDSo
, Consisting in Part of . . ;
Bcadstcads, Bureaus, Waslistaiidsi Sideboards, Ward
robes, Safes, Tables, Chairs, Bed-Springs, aiid
Mattresses, Chamber Sets, Parlor Sets.
Bed Lounges, Looking Glasses,
' and in fact any and everything wanted in the Furniture line. Also in
' FTJ1TEEAL GrOOIDS,
I have a larger and better assorted stock .than ever, from the verv cheapest Coffins to the
best Caskets. ISurial Suits, etc., for men, Indies and children, for less money thnu you can
buy the goods for and make them. KMHAI.MIXU A M'l'XI.lLITY. Keincmber
I will not be uuder sold by anyone, and everything guaranteed as represented. Give me
a call before purchasing and get prices. Jj. B. HARWELL.
STOVES, TINWAR and HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
TIN, SHEET IRON and COPPER WARE.
Special Attention Given to Guttering, Booting, Repairs.
sthono Mitn rnuui ,p.,.tm.t)iu
ia H thtttme and H tht labor of aor nthM- wi. Pni -jot
iu.t una B.TTM. ltion KcoBomio.l dJ DCKARLK Kt'H
8TITUTK for PI.A8TKR on wall. Ortitmrntnl CARPKTS
and RUOAof tun material. cuAna and aiTTBa than Oil
UkHM, C"i;Uioluc ami Saoiul.i free.
East Main Street,
My Meat Stall will be supplied at a
seasons with the best and fattest
BEEF, PORK, AND MDTTtfN
To be found in the country.
Cash paid for Cattle.
The Peoples National Bank of McMinnville
AUTHORIZED DEPOSITORY OF STATE FUNDS.
f. moufoul), s. l. colvi lle,
J. C. BILKS, .1. C. M. RO.S.S.
W! C. WOMACK, J. A. ROSS.
Does a General Banking Business, Deposits Solicited
J. F. MORFORD, President.
J. C. MLES Vice President.
FHANK COLVI LLE, Cashier.
C. M. MORFORD Assistant Cashier.
toe ivdi- jonnsrsonsr,
jrUllFJlEESllOliO, - TENNESSEE,
KEEPS THE VERY BEST
TRIMMINGS, NO. 1 WORKMEN,-
-and turns out work second to none.
WILL make you a suit IS TO 20 1KK CENT til EaPKK than any house in
Nashville and guarantee satisfaction in every case. I keep the largest aud best se
lection of samples ever shown in the city, and am prepared to do, with neatness and dis
datch, all kinds of
Cutting, Repairing, Cleaning and ressing.
-ALTERATIONS A SPECIALTY-
Call and see we.
P. O. Box 243.
Upstairs over Bell's Jewelry Store.
JOE M. JOHNSON
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