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SOUTHERN STANDARD-MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, DEC. o, IS90.
About Novel Reading.
The Farmer' Home,
I don't believe there's anyone who
believea in the wholesale slaughter of
novels. Nor is the wholesale eon
sumption of them to be advocated. A
novel has its place, and not as some
stiff old deacon has said in the "fire
place ;" but it has its place in the edu
cational line. A well-written novel
has its use, and I'd never exile their
cheery, care-beguiling faces from my
book-shelf any more than I'd drive
the pudding from the dinntr table, or
shut down on ice cream. But I
wouldn't have any more novel than
pudding;. No careful mother allows
the children to begin dinner and
finish it, too, on sweetmeats ; but that
same careful mother allows her girls
and boys to be less careful of brain
than stomach, and to read ten novels
or story books, or what not, to where
one book of sterling worth is found,
and before they know it the appetite
for good reading is vitiated, so really
gone, they can't read or digest any
thing really solid. I guess we've all
tried our appetites. Just take Christ
mas times, when candies and sweet
nieuts rule the land, when fruits and
nuts lure us to continual tasting.
Haven't we all found we've no appe
tite? I think so. Thus it is with
novel reading. We weep with the
the weepers, and groan with the
groaners, till the drain upon our sys
tem is a mental drain, and a false
one, of which we cannot conceive,
and this is, in my mind, perhaps the
greatest evil of novel reading. Life
is full enough of incidents to draw
upon the "weeping faculties," especi
ally of women, and I speak to women
and girls in this writing, not only be
cause they are my audience, but be
cause they are supposed to be the
chief novel readers of the land ; and
Hints Worth Heeding
Pool The Postofflce
I think any sensible girl, if she stops
one moment to think, will admit
that in the line of good common
sense it would be silly to sit down
and imagine for yourself some most
impossibly harrowing circumstance
for some non-existing divine creature
and then go to crying over her. Now,
wouldn't you think yourself silly?
And yet that's what all novel readers
do more or less, only they cry over
some one's else imagination. I know
the novel has its uses no one need
admit it also has its abuses. My
memory goes back to the time when
the novel was the exception on any
one's book-shelf, and my mother can
tell me of the time when to have
read the Waverly novels, Thaddeus
of Warsaw, and Children of the Ab
bey, made one quite notorious as a
reader in that line. Now well, I
need not enter into the now, when
sensational novels rule the day, viti
ate the taste of our young folks, un
fit them for good food in any line of
literature, and in fact injure health.
You need not smile at that bold as
sertion. ' If you are a novel reader of
any standing you don't need to go
any farther than your own dear self
to prove the arsertion. You injure
your memory because you read stuff
you cannot and ought not read; you
injure your health because you read
too long, and, as L said before, there's
a false drain upon the system.
Our Tory ltest People
Confirm our statement when we say
Dr. Acker's English llemedy is in
every way superior to any and all
other preparations for the Throat and
Lungs. In Whooping Cough and
Croup it is magic and relieves at
once. We oiler you a sample bottle
free. Remember, this Remedy is
sold on a positive guarantee. Sold by
W. II. Fleming. 1
Mfther's "Practical Hints."
When a man has his business in
perfect working order, and knows
that, just then, a little more or a little
less effort on his part will be answer
ed by Increased or decreased profits,
it i3 hard for him to believe it wise
for him to leave his duties for an
hour, even though he is overworked.
But one of the highest duties a man
owes himself is to give his brain an
occasional rest. There is a good deal
more in life than simply adding to
one's bank account. There is more
honor in being a good citizen than in
simply growing rich. It is a poor
policy to be thoroughly posted in all
that concerns your business and be
out of all knowledge of the great
world. A man wants to forget his
business occasionaly ought never to
carry his cares beyond his store door.
A night's respite from business cares
will send you back to them with re
newed strength and a cleared head.
Do not imagine that your business
will go to the dqgs if you leave it for
a day. or two. If you have been
thorough with your men if you
have faithful and interested employ
esthe machine will jog along
smoothly enough until you return.
We are all apt to flatter ourselves
that we are doing what no other
person could do; but not unfrequently
something happens to show us that
we are not nearly as indispensable as
we imagined in fact, that a division
of labor in our business would be
vastly to its advantage. Our subor
dinates, if left in charge occasionally,
will have a chance to carry out some
ideas or their own, ana these, in a
majority of cases, are decided im
provements. The man who repulses
suggestions from those under him
gives his men no credit for knowing
anything beyond the steady routine
of their employment loses much
that would be of assistance to him,
falls into a rut and stays there, much
to his detriment. The man who can
not learn something from contact
with other men, whether employes
or outsiders, is not a healthy man.
Business is a master that socn
makes abject slaves of us if we will ;
but, with a well established trade,
one should be master of his business.
With probity,industry,and economy,
almost any man by well directed
effort, may bo prosperous. What
ever progress is made without this
foundation is deceptive.
A postal card was mailed at Sta
tion F in this city last Tuesday addressed:
On the back was this note by the
sender who was a member of a firm
of ivory carvers and pipe makers :
Tho undersigned made a bet that
this would not reach the party ad
dressed. If it reaches the city named
and the party addressed cannot be
found, please return to .215 Thirty
Postmaster Van Cott smiled a long
and reminiscent emile when he saw
the postal, and said, "Let her go."
It was sent at once to Andover,
Mass., and two days later Louis P.
Worth, the sender, got a reply from
Postmaster A. Maitland, of Andover,
returning the postal. The postmas
ter said :
There is no such person in Andov
er as John Underbill, whose name is
indicated by your postal. This is an
old one. Letters have been frequent
ly received at this office for many
years addressed as your card is.
Probably each one sending them
thinks we will be puzzled over the
address, but I have seen it so often
that I know it is a chestnut. It is at
least 40 years old to my certain
"It's about time to spring a new
one ; don't you think so ? " said Post
master Van Cott.
Take your bj - age, wag
farm Implements of all kinds to
and have them
REPAIRED & PAINTED.
BLACKSMITETO, WAGON anil CARRIAGE
done Promptly and Cheaply.
J. P. GARTNER.
Soring Street, McMinnviile, Tenn.
JJ UKUAIM IZED,
ALL FORMS OF POLICIES ISSUED J
NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE CO.,
Do Sot Suffer Any Longer.
Knowing that a cough can be
checked in a day, and the first stages
of consumption broken in a week, we
hereby guarantee Dr. Acker's Lng
lish Cough Remedy, and will refund
the money to all who buy, take it as
per directions, and do not find our
statement correct. Sold by W. II
They are EXCELLENT IN VESTMENTS. You don't bave to ''die to win".
For Statement of Cost, etc., write, stating age to
J. "W. irwht, 7. "W. TACKSOU,
Special Agent for Georgia, Florida and I Manapter Tennessee Dep t ,
Tennessee, SIcMIXN VILLE, TENN. 327M Union St, NASHVILLE, TENN.
The sub-treasury idea is rapidly
losing ground in Kentucky. S. 13.
Orwin, president of the state alliance
and editor of the Kentucky State
Union, the alliance organ, has come
out strong against the bill, and car
ries many with him.
Uncertainty may attend business
ventures and enterprises; but it never
attends the prompt administration of
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. Price
POINTS OF EXCELLENCE IN THE
OUR TIRES are the heaviest of any wagon in the market.
There is more iron and better iron work on the "Tennessee" than on any other
wagon oflVred to the trade.
Our Wood-work is thoroughly saturated in boiling linseed oil.
We do not use any cheap or mineral paints ; our work is all painted with the best
brands of paint, ground by ourselves in pure linseed oil, and finished with the best brands
of English varuish.
Our spokes are driven by machinery in hot glue.
Our tire-furnHce gives uniform heat, and our tire cooler uniform shrinkage, which se
cures uniform dish in all wheels.
Our timber is all AIR DRY and thoroughly seasoned. The axles are made of best
hickory; the tongues, bolsters, hounds, and spokes of best white oak ; the hubs of New
York black birch, "the best in the world," and our beds of clear Tennessee yellow poplar.
Our tongues and front hounds are so constructed that but little weight rests upon the
necks of the team.
The hubs are steamed when driving the spokes, which shrinks them to the spokes,
making the spokes as firm as if they grew there.
The bolsters are plated their entire length, and the king bolts are countersunk, which
preveuts them from wearing the bottom of the beds.
Our BOX STRAPS are turned over the sides so as to give additional strength to the
beds, all of which are plated with beveled iron.
We use ROUND EDGE TIRE on our wheels for tho protection of felloes and paint ;
also heavy WROUGHT IRON sand bands on wheels.
We buy them by the car load tnd sell them for Small Profit.
MOEFORD & BILES.
The formation of icebergs was
watched, last summer, by Mr. II. 1$.
Loomis and Prof. Muir, while stay
ing seven weeks near the Muir gla
cier (American Journal of Science.)
The falling of blocks from the termi
nal wall was very irregular; at times,
about every five minutes; while at
other times the observer might wait
an hour without seeing one fall.
One day, in twelve hours, 12'.) thun
dering reports from the falling bergs
were heard at camp, about a mile off.
In heavy rain, especially, it seemed
sis if a thunderstorm or cannonade
were going on. Sometimes a block,
breaking off, bursts into fragments,
and falls like a cataract. Again, an
enormous block will sink unbroken
into the water, then rise, perhaps 250
feet, even with the top of the gla
cier, the water pouring off -it ; then
topple on its side with a heavy thun
dering roar, scattering spray in all
direction, and wallow about among
other iceburgs like a nuge monster.
Monev, the root of all evil, would
be useless in case of cholera without
(anter's magic chicken cholera cure.
It is warranted hv W. II. Fleming.
That Terrible Cough
In the morning, hurried or difficult
breathing, raising phlegm, tightness
in the client, quickened pulse, chilli
ness in the evening or sweats at night,
all or any of these things are the first
stages of consumption. Dr. Acker's
English Cough llemedy will cure
these fearful symptoms, and is sold
under a positive guarantee by W. II.
Acidity of the Stomach.
This condition is due to germs, and
the cure lies in getting rid of the
germs. Germs of fermentation in the
stomach produce first alcohol, then
carbonic acid, and then acetic acid.
A person troubled with this form of
dyspepsia should be careful to take
only such articles of food as do not
favor the development of germs, and
thus starve them out. Another
thing to do is to wash the germs out
of the stomach by drinking freely of
hot water before meals. If food is
put into a stomach already sour, of
course fermentation will be set up
immediately. Some persons notice
that as soon as they eat, their stom
achs become sour. The third impor
tant thing to do is to stimulate the
stomach to make more gastric juice,
which is a natural antiseptic, and pre
vents fermentation and also hastens
absorption. The glands may be
stimulated by applying hot fomenta
tions to the stomach for half an hour
immediately after the close of a meal,
or, easier still, by wearing a rubber
bag filled with hot water directly
over the stomach for half an hour or
ah hour. Heat is a natural stimulant,
and there are no possible ill effects
from its use in this way.
Scrofula is one of the most fatal
anion? the scourges which afflict
mankind. Chronic sores, cancerous
humors, emaciation, and consump
tion, are the result of scrofula. Ayer's
Sarsaparilla eradicates this poison,
and restores to the blood the ele
ments of life and health.
The colored pressman in a newspa
per office at Houston, Oa., claims to
be well posted on Bible subjects. One
of its precepts he renders as follows-!
"If your brother smote you on one
side of the jaw, turn the other side to
besmoted, and the third blow is
"My sore ran in the night, and my
soul refused to be comforted." "Poor
fellow! of course it did. Pity, he
couldn't get Salvation Oil. Only 25
A well-known embalmer, Dr.
Vickersheimer, has produced a liquid
so perfect that it can be applied suc
cessfully to game. An embalmed
hare, served after having been shot
six weeks, was recently pronounced
to be as good as fresh.
Jackson Whig: Willis Small, of
this county, has 150 acres in clover.
He has found sheep raising quite
profitable, and his experience in the
business will prove profitable and
entertaining to his fellow farmers.
There is nothing small about Willis
except his name.
The Memphis Evening Democrat
Is in trouble for t ublishing the list
of a lottery drawing. The editor
has been indicted before the Federal
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TSTot to pUt!
Not to 131soolOi?2
BEARS THIS MARK.
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Swellings, Frost Bites. Weak Back, etc.
FOR HORSES, this liniment ia unequalled hecai-.se of itot grer.t prnetnttr:
Strength. Highly recommended for Spavin, Splint, WimVjvb, Kpi70'V... .
Scratches, Swellings, Sprains, Saddle and Harness Galls, Lie. SjCj y:r Jcllij.
Stanley travelled 5,100 miles in the
interior of Africa on his last expedi
tion, all but one thousand miles of it
on foot. Three hundred persons were
rescued in the three years.
The man who scolds his crying
baby and is too mean to invest 25
cents in a bottle of Dr. Pull's Pa by
Syrup, should be divoiml.
T. It. EASTWOOD,
D. B. CARSON'.
-Manufacturers of The Giant. Gane Mills,-
IRON COLUMNS, LINTELS, FENCING, GRATES $ FRONTS,
FURNACE GRATE BARS, STOVES, DOG IRONS,
HOLLOW WARE, VENTILATORS,
Bras3 Goods, PIoto- Repairs, Etc.
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f DEALERS IN-
STEAM ENGINES and BOILERS,
AND. MILL SUPPLIES IN CENERAL.