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SOUTHERN STANDARD-MCMI:NTNYILLEi:TENNESSEE.SATURDAYr-AUGUST 30,90;, 6
THE bvjixixg cons.
.Where the prairies of Kansas stretch nway
Their leagues of hillock ami plain;
Where winds from the Rocky mountains
'Vith forests of waving grain;
O'er a cabin roof, as daylight broke,
In the stillness of early morn,
I saw a wreath of pale-blue smoke
The smoke of the burning corn.
Within, with forms that are pinched and
A farmer stands, and his wife;
Her cheeks are pallid with, care and want.
Though she's dearer to him than life;
And by them a baby lies asleep
Alas! that children are born
Where fethers toil and mothers weep
By the light of the burning corn.
They have mode them a fire of yellow ears,
And cooked a morsel of meat,
A breakfast so scant that it scarce appear
Enough for a child to eat.
But work they must as long as there's light
For this is their fate forlorn,
To toil by day and hunger by night
In the land of the burning corn,
All day must the husband work in the fields
But what will his labor earn?
For the richest harvest the earth can yield
Is useless, except to burn.
And the wife will strive, with a woman's ar
Their poor, rough home to adorn,
For love will linger, though hope depart
From the land of the burning corn,
She will sit by his side at the close of day,
And smooth with her gentle hand
Those hairs that arc crowing so thin and
In the toil of this terrible land.
Is it strange that sometimes her eyes grow
dim - t)
As she thinks of the wedding morn,
When she left her home to come with him
To the land of the burning corn?
Oo you ask me why such things must be
In the heart of the fertile west,
Where God is honored arid man is free,
WAnd there's safety for all oppressed;
While far in the east there are hosts of men
Whose faces aro pinched and worn,
Would be lighted with gladness once again
Could they eat of the burning corn?
Go nsk of tho men who make our laws,
Who sit in the rulers' place,
But care no whit for the people's cause
Or the groans of a trampled race.
Their measure of wealth is filled well up
From Plenty's affluent horn,
And naught care they how men may sup
In the land of the burning corn.
O proud, cold men, you dine in state,
And are daintily clothed and fed,
'Tin little you care for the poor man's
Though his children cry for bread.
'Tis little you know of mortgage or debt,
And you crush with pitiless scorn
The wretch who wrestles with hunger and
In the land of the burning corn.
But there'll cornea dav when the people s
Will be heard in yout marble domes,
And the tariff wall you have built so high
In its falling will crush your homes.
For God is God and his arm is strong,
And though he has long forborne,
He will smite to the earth this terrible
In the land of the burning corn.
William C. Vail, in Chicago Herald.
the finest disposition In the world,
and yet, If easily frightened or addict
ed to shying, he Is entirely unfitted
to be a family horse that women and
children may drive : and a family
horse that a man's wife i.cannot be
trusted to drive is exceedingly poor
property. If the owner will not let
the horso go on trial and many deal
ers are not willing to it at least the
buyer should insist on taking a drive
with the animal alone, and should
demand a guarantee that the horse
may be returned if not found as rep
resented. Some of the desirable traits
in a family horse are kindness of dis
position, good size and strength, and
the ability to walk fast. It is of
special importance that he should
travel smoothly, and draw the car
riage eyenly, some horses having the
disagreeable habit of starting sudden
ly, and thus jerking the vehicle
whenever they are urged forward
with the voice or touch of the whir.
A horse with a heavy coat of hair
Is to be avoided, since this makes
grooming a much more difficult mat
ter. The thick coat induces such
abundant perspiration as to make the
horse look unkempt whenever he has
been driven. Unless this perspira
tion is thoroughly cleaned out, the
the merits of the respective pacing
6ires that have made this State
famous that I accept the courtesy ex
tended me by your journal, and will,
hi a series of articles, undertake to
cive the merits and correct biogra
phies of our great pacing family.
Decency Towards Horses.
THE GEEAT SOUTH AMERICAN
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A horse cannot be screamed at and
cursed without becoming less valua-
highest degree of value, the animal must ASLUlUSning Medical JUlSCOVerV 01
should be perfectly gentle and relia- wie uaab une illinarea xearS.
ble; but if it expects every moment It Is Pleasant to the Taste as the Sweetest Nectar.-
mat it is in harness to be scolded, it n is aaie ana Harmless as the Purest Milk.
will be In a constant state of nervous- This wonderful Nervine Tonic has onlv reontlv ?nt
ness, and in its excitement is liable this country by the Great South American Medicine Company, and yet its
to do something which is not expect- great value as a curative agent has long been known bv the native inhah-
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ea. it is possible to tram a norse to nanus oi ooutn America, who rely almost whollv uron its prput mcdir-innl
be eoverned bv sneakine to him al- powers to cure every form of disease bv which thev are overturn.
inis new and valuable bouth American medicine possesses powers and
qualities hitherto unknown to the medical profession. This mpdirinA U
completely solved the problem of the cure of Indigestion, Dyspepsia, Liver
vAmipttiuiumi uiseiuiuaui uiq general nervous cysiem. it also cures all
forms of failing health from whatever cause. It performs this by the Great
Nervine Tonic qualities which it possesses and bv its ereat curative nowem
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ujiuu mu uigesuve urguns, me sioraacn, me nver ana tne Dowels. JNo remedy
i,uiunuca wiiu una wouuenuuy vaiuaDie nervine ionic as a builder and
strengthener ot the lite lorces of the human bodv and as a ereat renewer of
a broken down constitution. It is also of more real permanent valua in thn
humane man and a sensible one. But treatment and cure of diseases of the Lungs than any ten consumption rem-
aII thia slmnlv mpnna that, pwrvman Cdies ever USCd on this continent. It is ft mnrvplnna rnra fnr nonmncrutn
hair will soon get into a very filthy . nn!mnl,9 PnnfiriPn of females of all ages. Ladies who are armroachiner the critical period known
Vvoru iHop innof irnr.7 that f cuaujre in me, Enouia noi ian to use tuis treat JNervme Tome a moKt
animal, when frightened, can be C0nste4f the space of two or three years It will carry them safely
brought up to the object at which he 31 &!
most as completely as it is to train
a child, and when thus trained the
horse reaches its highest value.
When the horse Is soothed by the
gentle words of his driver and we
have seen him calm down from great
excitement by no other means It
may fairly be concluded that the man
who has such power over him is a
A Family Horse.
A good many of us, at least once in
our life have occasion to purchase a
family horse, and it is also true that
many feel considerable diffidence in
approachinc the matter. There is a
prevalent impression that a horse can
conceal within his person more tricks,
hereditary weakness and other short
comings than any other animal. The
fact that so much unsoundness, both
of body and disposition, can be con
cealed from unskilled eyes make the
owner of those eyes suspicious of ev-
ery piece of horse-flesh that is offered
him. It ia fortunate that thjs is so,
for such suspicion has a tendency to
wards caution. I would suggest that
the intending purchaser of a family
horse let the average "jockey" se
verely alone. The indiscriminate
trading of good, bad and indifferent
horses has, in too many cases, the ef
fect of dulling that portion of human
being called the conscience.
The most desirable course to pursue
when the purchaser is not an expert
in equine matters is to take the horso
on trial, after having made as good a
selection as possible from external ap
pearances.' A week's driving will
bring out the good and bad qualities
of a horse pretty effectually.
It can be seen then whether the
animal shies or not. If he does,
don't finish out the week of trial ;
that fault should condemn him if he
has no other. With a shying horse
one is always nervously on the
watch, and very likely also on the
edge of an embankment, and lucky
he is if It goes no further.
A week's driving will also show
whether the horse is afraid of the cars
or the noise of machinery and numer-
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ous ouier signis ana sounds that are
met constantly. A horse may have
condition. Another point to notice
is the position of the mane. A few
horses are to be found with this fall
ing over upon the left side of the
neck, causing a good deal of vexation
In harnessing, since it almost sure to
get into the buckle when buckling
the throat-latch of the bridle or hal
ter. As this Is the side on which a
horse is usually hitched in the stall
it gives him a chance to rub his
mane, if he is so disposed and he
frequently is. Width of face between
the eyes, breadth of back just forward
of the hips, a broad, deep chest, and
cood upstanding feet, (not nat) are
points that should be well considered
Cor. Country Gentleman.
P. M. B. in Kentucky Stock Farm,
has the following pleasanij words for
the Tennessee pacer :
The pacing gait has been the ordi
nary commom purpose gait in this sec
tion of the country ever since the
State was settled, and the pacing
horses always will be the popular
horse among the great masses of our
people, as in him are combined
elements not tound in any oth
er class or breed of horses ; he may
be worked to the plow all the week,
and when Sunday comes the mother
of a generally large family will have
him saddled, and herself, and from
one to three children get upon him
and ride him to church, and as the
pacer is nearly always speedy and
ready for a contest, the young or old
man win tnen take him out lor a
brush on the road with some neigh
boi, and thus it will be seen that the
life of a pacer in this section is gener
ally a busy one, and I know of no
other horse so generally useful, and
that will fill so many requirements as
Ever since an interest was taken in
the pacer by the outside world, Ten
nessee has been looked to as the great
mother and nursery of the side
wheeler, and while the outside world
gives credit generally to the State of
Tennessee for the production of the
great performers in the lateral action,
the truth is that all the ereat turf
performers from this State, as well
as their sires, were bred and raised
within a very small area. At Peters
burg, Tenn., the three counties of
Marshall, Lincoln and Bedford corner
and unite. Standing in the streets
of Petersburg, you are within a radi
us of twenty miles where nearly all
the great pacing sires of this State
were bred and stood during the most
of their stud career. Here it was
that Tom Hal, sire of Brown Hal,
etc. ; Gen. Hardee, sire of Thunder,
2:231, etc.; Prince Pulaski, sire of
Mattie Hunter, 2:12i, etc.; Brooks,
sire of Bonesetter, 2:19, etc., Clipper,
sire of Lochinvar, 2:18J, etc.; Travel
er, (McMinn's) grandsire of Joe Bow
ers, 2:18; Bay Tom, grandsire of
Duplex, 2:171, passed most of their
days of usefulness. And, notwith
standing the fact that the earlier and
better part of the stud career of these
grand horses was passed in compara
tive obscurity, and their merits but
little appreciated at the time, yet
they left an impress upon their and
succeeding generations that will nev
er be obliterated as long as the speedy
and game harness horse is appreciat
ed and admired.
The counties of Giles and Maury
divide the honors with those I have
mentioned in giving to the world
some of the noblest spinners of the
equine family of which any country
in any age can boast, and it is for the
purpose of calling public attention to
Is scared he will become calm. Only
in exceptional instances is a horse
stubborn or vicious. If he .under
stands his surroundings, and what is
required of him, he gives no trouble.
The reason is that he understands
there is nothing to fear; so he must
be taught to have confidence in the
man who handles him, and then this
powerful animal, which usually a
man could not handle if it were dis
posed to be vicious, will give no
value to the aged and infirm, because its treat enercriziner pronertiea will
give them a new hold on life. It will add ten or fifteen years to the lives of
many of those who will use a half dozen bottles of the remedy each year.
A Duty to Yourself.
It Is surprising that people will use
a common, ordinary pill when they
can secure a valuable English one for
the same money. Dr. Acker's En
glish pills are a ixsitive cure for sick
headache and all liver troubles. They
are small, sweet, easily taken, and do
not gripe. Sold by W. J I. l'leming.2
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A Smoking Tree.
Newton, a.vigorous mountain town,
west of Charlotte, N. C.j has a curiosi
ty that beats by a large majority the
rain tree which gained such notoriety
in Charlotte in 188G. It is a smoking
tree and baffles all efforts at explana
tion. It is a white mulberry tree,
and stands on the sidewalk in front
of the residence of Levi Yoder. It
was brought irom Illinois a year or
two ago and is now about twelve
feet high, with a bushy top and many
lateral branches. On a recent Sunday
one of the family noticed a puff of
smoke proceed from one of the limbs,
and by watching it closely, puffs,
identical in appearance to cigarette
smoke were seen starting every now
and then from all over the tree, some
times from the leaves, sometimes
from the bloom, sometimes from the
bark of the limbs or trunk of the tree.
The puffs are at irregular intervals
sometimes two or three at once from
various parts of the tree, and some
times they are several seconds or
half minutes apart. They just seem
to come at haphazard from any part
of the tree, and as they ascend in the
air look exactly like the smoke from
a cigarette. Since the curiosity first
became known, large crowds, both of
town and country people, can be seen
there at any time in the day. All
doubting Thomases are soon convinc
ed, on the first visit that the trees "do
smoke." Among the white people it
is only looked upon as a curiosity,
and many, of course, make explana
tions of the phenomenon, which, per
haps, are plausible enough to their
authors, but which carry very little
conviction to the minds of others.
Bichmond (Va.) Times.
Bncklcn'g Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
llheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chap
ped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures
Piles, or no pay required. It is
guaranteed to give satisfaction, or
money reefunded. Price 2o cents per
box. For sale by Ritchey & Bostick.
Terre Haute Express: An Interest
ing Work: Watts-"Wouldn't you
like to be able to write a great nov
el?" Potts-"0 I don't know." Tell
you what kind of a book I would
like to write, though. I'd like to
write a diary extending through the
next hundred years."
A Georgia youth who answered
(inclosing a quarter) an advertise
ment of how to make money without
work, got in reply a piece of paper
inscribed : "Catch suckers as we do."
Nervous Headache and
All Diseases of Women,
Nervous Paroxysms and
liot J? lashes,
Palpitation of the Heart,
St Vitus s Dance,
Nervousness of Females,
Nervousness of Old Age,
rains in tho Heart,
Tains in tho Back,
Debility of Old Age,
Indigestion and Dyspepsia,
Heartburn nnd Sour Stomach,
Weight and Tenderness in Stomach,
. Loss of Appetite,
. . Frightful Dreams,
Dizziness and Ringing in tho Ears,
"Weakness of Extremities and
Impure and Impoverished Blood,
Boils and Carbuncles,
1 Scrofula, ;... 1
Scrofulous Swelling and Ulcere,
Consumption of tho Lung?,
Catarrh of the Lungs,
i Bronchitis and Chronic Cough,
Liver Complaint, . "
Delicate and Scrofulous Children,
Summer Complaint of Infants,
All these and many other complaint? cured by this wonderful Nervine Tonic.
As a cure for every class of Nervous Diseases, no remedy has been abla
to compare with the Nervine Tonic, which is very pleasant and harmless in
all itsieffects upon the youngest child or tho oldest and most delicate individ
ual, mc-tenths of all tho ailments to which tho human lamily is heir, aro
dependent on nervous exhaustion and impaired digestion. When there is an
insufficient supply of nerve food in tho blood, a general state of debility of
the brain, spinal marrow and nerves is the result. Starved nerves, like.
Etarved muscles, become strong when tho right kind of food is supplied, and
a thousand weaknesses and ailments disappear as too nerves recover. As tho
nervous system must supply all the power by which tho vital forces of tho
body are carried on, it i3 tho first to suffer for want of perfect nutrition.
Ordinary food does not contain a sufficient quantity of the kind of nutrimeut
necessary to repair the wear our present mode or living and labor imposes
upon the nerves. For this reason it becomes necessary that a nerve food he
supplied, lhis recent production ot tho bouth American Continent has been
found, by analysis, to contain tho essential elements out of which nerve tissuo
is formed. This accounts for its magic power to euro all forms of nervous
Crawfordsyille, Ind., Aug. 20, 'SG.'
To the Great Souft American Medicine Co.: (
Dear Gents: I desire to sav to you that I
have suffered ior many years with a very seri
ous disease ot the stomach and nerves. I tried
every medicine I could hear oi but nothing
done me any appreciable good until I was ad
vised to try your Great South American Nervine
Tonic and Stomach and Liver Cure, and since
using several bottles of it I must say that I am
surprised at its wonderful powers to cure tha
Biomacn ana general nervous system. 11 every
one knew the value of this remedy as I do, you
would not be able to supply the demand.
J. A. tlARDEK,
Ex-Treos. Montgomery Co.
Mr. Solomon Bond, a member of tho Society
of Friends, of ParliuRton, Ind., says: "1 havo
used twelve bottles of Tho Great touth Amerfr
can Nervine Tonic and Stomach and Liver Curat
and I consider that every bottle did for me one
hundred dollars worth of good, because I have
not had a good night's sleep for twenty years
on account of irritation, pain, horrible dreams,
and general nervous prostration, which has
been caused by chronic indigestion and dys
pepsia of the stomach and by a broken down
condition of my nervous system. But now I can
lie down and sleep all night as sweetly as a baby,
and I feel like a sound man. I do not think
there bos ever been a medicine introduced into
this country which wiU at all compare with
this Nervine Tonic as a cure for the stomach."
A SWORN CURE FOR ST. VITUS'S DANCE OR CHOREA.
Crawfordsvtlle, Ind., May 19, 1886.
Mr daughter, twelve vears old. had been af
flicted for several months with Chorea or St.
Vltus's Dance. She was reduced to a skeleton,
could not walk, could not talk, could not swal
low anything but milk. I had to handle her
like an infant. Doctor and neighbors gave her
up. I commenced giving her the South Ameri
can Nervine Tonio; tho effects were very sur
prising. In three days she was rid of the ner
vousness, and rapidly improved. Four bottles
cured her completely. I think the South
American Nervine the grandest remedy ever
discovered, and would recommend it to every
one. Ubs. W. 8. Ensmingeb.
State of Indiana, .
iluntgomery County, )
Subscribed and sworn tobeforomothtsMny
19,1867. Cuas.1L Travis, Notary rublic
CRAWFORDSvniE, Ind., Juno 22, 1SS7.
My daughter, eleven years old, was severely
afflicted with St. Vitus's Dance or Chorea. Wa
gave her three and one-halt bottles of South
American Nervine and she is completely re
stored. I believe it will cure every case of St.
Vitus's Dance. I have kept it in my family for
two years, and am suns it is the greatest rem
edy in the world for indigestion snd Dvspcp
sla, all forms of Nervous Disorders and Palling
Health from whatever cause.
John T. Misb.
Stale of Tndlana,
Ifontpomery County, j " '
Subscribed, and sw'oru to before no thlB June
22, 1SS7. Chas. W. Wright,
INDIGESTION AM) DYSPEPSIA.
The Great South American Itorvine Tonic
"WTiich we now offer you, is tho only absolutely unfailing remedy ever discov
crcd for the cure of Indigestion, Dyspepsia, and tho vast train of symptoms
and horrors which are the result of disease und dchilUy of the human stom
ach. No person can afford to pass by this jewel of i: calculable value who ia
affected by disease of the Stomach, becauso tho experience and testimony of
thousands go to prove that this is the one and oxly one great cure in the
world for this universal destroyer. There is no case of unmalignant disease
of the stomach which can resist tho wonderful curative powers of the South
American Nervine Tonic.
Harriet E. Hall, of Waynctown. Ind., says:
"I owe my life to The Great South American
Nervine. I bad been in bed for flvo months
from tho effects of an exhausted Stomach, In
digestion, Nervous 1'rostration and ft general
shattered condition of my whole system. Hud
given up all hopes of getting well. Had tried
three doctors with no relief. The first bottle of
the'ervine Tonic improved me so much that I
was able to walk about, and a few bottles cured
me entirely. I believe it the best medicino in
v world. I can not recosmend it too highly.'
Mrs. Ella A. Tratton, of New Rojs, Indlaua,
snys: "Icnn not cxprcts how much I owe to the
Nervine Tonic. My system was complctclf
Shattered, appetite gone, was coughing ana
spitting up blood : am sure I was in the first
Stages of consumption, an inheritance handed
down through several generations.' I began
taking tho Nervine Tonio and continued its
use for about six months, and am entirely
cured. It is the grandest remedy for nerves,
stomach, and lungs I have ever seen.
RITCHEY & BOSTICK, -
Sole Wholesale and Retail Agents for "Warren County
HVEkfc' BOTTLE WARRANTED. ; '
Price, Large 18 ounce Bottles, $1.25. Trial Size, 18 cents. "