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SOUTHERN STANDARD-MCMINN VILLE. TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, DEC- 20, 1890
'TIS BUT A STEP.
'Tis but a step, nay hardly o far,
From your proud hall with its gilded bar,
Where the landlord clothed la raiment fine
Deals out to his guest the pois'nous wine,
'lis but a step, aye it leadeth down
From manhood's pride to a felon's crown.
'Tis but a step that leads within
Those gilded halls of death and sin
Where manhood's pride is lost ne'er won,
And woman's virtue sold for rum.
'lis but a step aye, mark it well,
It lendeth down to a drunkard's hell.
'lis but a step will enter there
Where misery dwells with gaunt despair,
Where weeping mother bows her head,
While starving children cry for bread.
'Tis but a step from gilded room
To the drunkard's cold and cheerless home.
'Tis but a step, young man, beware!
Your gilded walls hath many a snare
To lead from virtue' paths of right
And land thee in eternal night.
'Tis but a step aye but little more,
From gilded hall to the prison-door.
'Tis but a step, will enter now
Where avarice breeds her drunken row.
Where drunken men, like demons, rave
And send their victims to the grave.
'Tis but a step the road is free
That leadeth to the gallows tree.
There's another step it leadeth well,
Beyond the gallows and thi prison cell:
The road is broad, and wha Is more,
It leadeth straight to the poor-house door.
'Tis but a step o'er spread with sin
Why will proud mortal walk therein.
A Spider's Engineering Feat.
X. Y. Bun.
Popular interest at Syracuse. N. Y.,
has centered during the past few
days in the operations of a spider of
the Tegenaria medicinalis species
over a bar in a saloon in that city.
Thousands of people have gone into
the place to watch the spider accom
plish an encineerincr feat which dis
plays in the insect almost human ca
pacity, and the saloon keeper is be
coming rich by the patronage of his
visitors during the star engagement
of the spider. The insect set out on
Tuesday to lift a kernel of popped
corn from a dish on the bar to its
web attached to an electric light wire
on the ceiling. It descended on the
kernel by spinning a cable of the
necessary length. It wis evident,
however, that when the spider hoist
ed the load clear from the dish, its
uneven weight would cause it to lop
to one side so suddenly as to proba
bly snap the cable. To prevent such
an accident the spider attached two
s mailer sized cables to projecting parts
of the kernel and made them fast to
the main cable about five inches
above the burden.
All being ready, the spider return
ed to his headquarters and started its
windlass, and the kernel began to
rise. That was the situation when
the people in the saloon first discov
ered what was going on. After get
ting the corn up about a foot, work
was suspended for a time. The spi
der had begun to mistrust some of
the machinery. It mado an invest!
gation, repaired a slight break or two
above in the guys, and then slid
down to the corn. Everything thero
was all solid but the engineer thought
prudence a mark of wisdom, and
doubled up the cable where the main
weight was seen to hang. This was
11 o'clock on Tuesday night, with a
more cheerful air of confidence than
it had before displayed, tho spider
ran lightly aloft to the hoisting ap
paratus. The machine started, and
so did the corn, and so did the eager
throng of spectators, who burst into
applause. Inside of a minute the.
corn was raised at least four inches.
There was another delay, which was
At midnignt on Tuesday the corn
had risen two feet. At daylight on
Wednesday it was up thirty-six
inches. There it seemed to stick.
All day Wednesday only slight pro
gress was made, though the spider
never relaxed its efforts. Sometimes
the burden even receded. Then there
was a series of Jerks, but the machin
ery overhead seemed to slip a cog
and no headway was made. Late
on Wednesday night operations were
temporarily suspended, and the spi
der retired to its inner chamber for
contemplation. Thanksgiving day
was spent in tho completion of fur
ther plans or in rest, and Friday
morning the work rested where it
had stopped on Wednesday night.
The spider went up and down the
main cable time and time again, ap
parently mending it, and iinally,
toward evening, began to draw up,
but with only partial success, though
it was cheered on by a crowd of spec
. tutors, me sporting traternity are
backing the spider at 10 to 5.
The Human Family.
There are about 1,500,000,000 inhab
tants on the globe. Of these 33,033,-
033 die every year. There are 3,0(5-1
anguages and over 1,000 religions
professed by the people. The num
ber of males and females is about
equal, and their average life is about
thirty-three years. One-fourth of
the inhabitants die before they reach
their fifteenth year. To 1,000 persons
only one reaches the age of one hun
dred years; to every one hundred
only six reach the age of sixty-five,
and not more than one In five hun
dred lives to the eightieth year; 33,
033,033 dying every year makes a
grand total of 91,324 per day, 3,730
per hour, sixty a minute.or one every
time the clock ticks! Married per
sons live longer than single ones, and
the tall have a better chance for long
life than those short of statue. Wo
men have more chances of life in
their favor previous to fifty years of
age than men have, but fewer after
wards. The number of marriages is
in proportion of seventy-five to every
1,000 individuals born; the time
when the greatest number of mar
riages take place is in June and De
cemberabout the time of the sum1
mer and the winter solstices. Dark
haired persons have a better chance
in the great struggle for existence
than those of tho opposite complex
ion, except in contagious diseases,
where blondes are comparatively ex
empt. A person born in hot weather
stands the heat a great deal better
than one born in the cold months of
winter; of course, the rule works
vice versa. Those born in the spring
are usually of a more robust constitu
tion than if born at any other time of
the year. Births are more frequent
by night than by day, also deaths.
Served Her Eight For Scrawling.
"It's swell, of course, to write
Town' on your city-addressed en
velopes," said a young woman, the
other day, "but I had rather a bitter
experience lately, which makes me
now write it with care. One of the
men I know sent a note asking me
to drive with him in the park; as he
owns an awfully stylish turnout,with
footman and all that sort of thing,
you may fancy I had no engagement
to prevent, and promptly sent him
an acceptance of his invitation. Fan
cy ray chagrin when the day came
and he did not, and my subsequent
indignation when several days came
and went with no word from him. It
was half a week after the afternoon
appointed for the drive that ono
morning, about noon, his card was
brought to me a penciled line under
ais name 'with explanations,' for, as
he told me afterward he was afraid I
would not see him. It seems my
"Town," in fashionable scrawl on
the envelope, had been read 'Iowa,'
and thither the note had traveled,
coming back after several day?, and
finally being delivered to the man for
whom it was intended." Light.
Are You in Need?
iVre you in need of good advice?
Do you suffer from palpitation of the
heart ; have you spells of dizziness ;
do you feel listless, and do you fre
quently get tired without cause or ex
ertion ? D you suffer from rheumiv
tism, neuralgia, and other mysterious
and unaccountable backaches and
pains in limbs and joints and bones?
Do you feel nervous ; are you sleep
less at night, and do your dreams dis
turb you? Are you excitable and
does your heart beat unevenly, some
times hardly beating at all and at
other times thumping like an engine ?
Do you worry over Jittle things ? Are
your kidneys disordered ? Are you
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stipation? Are you annoyed by any
urinary difficulty ? Do you want to
be cured of all such weakeuing ail
raents? Then use Dr. John Bull's
Sarsaparilla. It will make you strong
and perfect in every part.
I'eanuts are not cultivated to any
extent north of Virginia, but they
will grow successfully much further
north. They want to be planted early
and do best in a warm quick soil, al
though they sometimes do well even
on clay. The unroasted nuts are put
in in May and grow rapidly when
well started. The ground must be
kept well stirred and in good condi
tion. The nuts will not form unless
the blossoms are covered as soon as
they open and this must be done
every day. xne blossom is about
half as large as a sweet pea blossom
about the same shape, of a deep yel
low, very fragrant and growing sing
ly upon its own fragile stem. The
nuts soon form after being covered
and are of all sizes on the vines. As
soon as tho first frost comes the vines
should be pulled up with the nuts on
and hung to dry, when the nuts can
be gathered. The vine in itself is
very pretty and will pay for the
labor put on it even if no nuts are se
cured. Sbiloh's Consumption Cure.
This is beyond question the most
successful Cough Medicine we have
ever sold, a few doses invariably cure
the worst cases of Cough, Croup, and
Bronchitis, while it's wouderful suc
cess in the cure of Consumption is
without a parallel in the history of
medicine. Since its first discovery
it has been sold on a guarantee, a
test which no other medicine can
stand. If you have a Cough we ear
nestly ask you to try it. Price 10
cents, 50 cents, and $1,00. If your
lungs are sore, Chest or Back lame,
use Shiloh's Porus Plaster. Sold by
W. II. Fleming. 4.
Dr. Acker's English Tills.
Are active, effective and pure. For
sick headache, disordered stomach
loss of appetite, bad complexion and
biliousness, the- have never been
oqualed, either in America or abnx
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STOVES, TINWARE and HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
O TIN, SHEET IRON and COPPER WARE.
I have now on hand a large stock of
Cooking and Heating Stoves,
which I will sell cheap for Cash, or
Ezchnga for Corn o; hi Cattle.
Anti-Rust Tinware a Spcciailty.
East Main Street, - - - McM IN NN VILLE, TENN.
The Cream of Them All!
A resolution looking to the remov
al of Gen. Grant's remains to the na
tional cemetary at Arlington was de
feated in the House of Ilepresenta
tives by a vote of lol to i2.
Thusands of mothers bless the
name of Dr. John Hull for inventing
his celebrated Dr. Pull's Worm De
stroyers. Children tease lor them
and they never fail to do good.
The laws of health are taught in
the schools; but not in a way to be of
much practical benefit and are never
illustrated by living examples, which
in many cases might easily be done.
If some scholar, who had just con
tracted a cold, was brought before
the school, so that all eould hear the
dry, loud cough and know its signifi
cance; see the thin white coating on
the tongue and later, as the cold de
veloped, see the profuse watery ex
pectoration and thin watery discharge
from the nose, not one of them would
ever forget what the first symptoms
of a cold were. The scholar would
then be given Chamberlain's Cough
ltemedy freely, that all might see
that even a severe cold could be cur
ed in one or two days, or at least
greatly mitigated, when properly
treated as soon as the first symptoms
appear, inis remedy is famous for
it's cures of coughs, colds and croup.
It is made especially for these diseases
and is the most prompt and most re
liable medicine known for the pur
pose. 50 cent bottles for sale by
ltitchey t Bostick.
Learn Simple Work.
The Farmers Home.
Girls, learn to sew neatly, to mend,
patch, darn, to do all plain ordinary
sewing that cannot be done on a ma
chine, and above all to make neat,
strong button-holes. If means are
limited and you are not needed at
home, you need not despair of going
out into the world to make your way
because you are not fitted to teach
and cannot have the means to pre
pare yourself for the various trades
open to woman. There are thous
ands of women with social demands
who cannot do this part of their work,
ready and anxious to pay a good
price for good work, and other thous
ands of women at desk, in counting
house and school-room, too jaded to
even sew on a button, who'd hail
with joy the coming woman who
does not disdain plain sewing
from house to house. If you do your
worK wen, it lsjust as nonorabie as
is the writing of a great book or the
painting of a great picture.
The First Symptoms of Death.
Tired feeling, dull headache, pains
in various parts of the body, sinking
at the pit of the stomach, loss of ap
petite, feverishness, pimples or sores,
are all positive evidence of poisoned
blood. No matter how it became
poisoned it must be purified to avoid
death. Dr. Acker's English Blood
Elixir has never failed to remove
scrofulous or syphilitic poisons. Sold
under positive guarantee by V. II.
Fleming, McMinnville. 1
Pulpit Announcements. Editor's
wife (to husband Just returned from
church): You are late. You must
have had a longer sermon than usual.
Editor No, there was about the
ordinary amout of news matter and
editorial, but there was an unusual
rush of advertisements. Peterbo
rough (Ont.) Review.
I suffered from nervous aches and
pains, and was sleepless at night. My
disease was undermining my consti
tution. Dr. Bull's Sarsaparilla re
stored me to health and I now enjoy
sound and dreamless sleep, and my
aches and pains and laasitude trouble
me no more. William Burton,
Wheeling, W. Va.
From less than twenty acres of
land a farmer near Uuttcrville, Ore.,
sold hops to the value of $10,500 this
Vvhy suffer? Preston vTled-Ake"
will cure you.
Pennsylvania established the firt
hospital in America in 1 7- I .
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Some of the Good Points of the New Dixie
It contains 600 pages more than Practical Iloiisckteping.
It contains a bill of fare for every meal of the year, directions for every article
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It is full of iirnctical and econoirienl recipes.
It helps housekeepers who need to look after their expenditures.
It gives directions in every department of housekeeping,
It tells how to give dinners and refreshments for receptions an.l parties.
It make a dollar bring its full value in comforts and luxuries.
It tells everything worth knowing about washing and ironing.
It tells how to buy economically and with good judgment in the market.
It makes war mi waste in every department of the household.
It tells how to cut up and cure all kinds of meats. The recipe" for brine for corned
beef is worth the price of the book. '
It tells young husbands how to carve game, poultry and meats.
It makes everything so plain that any girl old enough to undcrtand English can cook
It has a full department in regard to care of babies and children, with simple treatment
for tiimple ailments.
It is illustrated on nearly every page, the illustrations helping to explain things other
wise hard to understand.
It contains many new things not in any other cook book.
Its article on dress and dress making is practical, and will save readeis ninny dollars.
Its medical department alone is worth the price of the book.
It gives remedies and treatment for every disease which is safe to treat with home
remedies. Its medical department is safe to follow and is free from quackery.
It tells how to keep well and gives a full chapter to health hints.
It contains it variety of ways for preparing every article of food in every duy use,
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Keeps on hand a full stock of
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PAINTS, OILS, EXTRACTS, DYE STUFFS,
AND DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES.
The Peoples national Bank of McMinnville
AUTHORIZED DEPOSITORY OF STATE FUNDS.
J. F. MORFORD, S. L. COLVILLE,
J. O. BILKS, J. C. M. ROSS.
W! C. WOMACK, J. A. ROSS.
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J.C. BILES Vice President.
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