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SOUTHERN STANDARD-MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE.
Another Potato Experience.
Cor. Country Gentleman.
About twenty years ago I found
myself in the same dilemma an the
one now confronting Mr. Terry
with a very costly lot of potatoes on
my hands, and the unsolved problem
how to get the greatest crop possible
from them. The lot of 35 pounds
had cost me $8 a pound, a round sum
we will all agree, yet almost Insig
nificant when compared with the
price I wag asked for a single speci
men forly-$ix dollars for a potato
weighing not over half a pound !
This was just after the introduction
of the Early ltose when a potato
craze possessed the community.
Having drawn the elephant the ques
tion with me was what to do to make
the most of him. By none of the
ordinary ways of propagation, how
ever so much stimulated, could a
crop be expected that would pay for
the investment at the highest price
the market would bear.
My thoughts turned at once to the
resources of the greenhou3e with its
propagating bench. I waited on a
nurseryman who had largo resouise
and considerable experience in this
line. We talked over the matter and
he told me some interesting facts.
Two years previously, starting with
a single Early ilose potato, he raised
from it thtfsame season 100 bushels of
very fine tubers, and had had like
success with the Early Vermont then
His method was to sprout the tu
bers in the propagating bed, and as
soon as the shoots were 4 or 5 Inches
long to take the tops as cuttings and
put them in a bod with bottom heat.
These would root in a week or ten
day when they were potted in 2
inch pots, and cuttings were taken
from their growth to go through the
same process. These plants were
turned out into drills J) feet apart,
and given the same amount of man
ure and the same cultivation as we
commonly give potatoes in field cul
ture. The result of our conference was
that I engaged the nurseryman to
take my 05 pounds 'and make the
most of them, agreeing to take a!l
risk from drouth and rot, and pay
him 8 cents for each plant when
transplanted in the'open ground, he
to give them plenty of manure and
good cultivation. I brought my po
tatoes to him rather late in the sea
son to make the most plants by his
method of propagatiLg; nevertheless
he planted somewhere about eight
acres when he concluded that the
season was too far advanced to make
it wise to proceed farther. The sea
son proved to be a very dry one and
the crop suffered severely, giving me
but a small crop of small potatoes,
for which I paid the nurseryman as
per contract $2,G00.
There can be no doubt that the
process was too hurried to obtain
such strong and stocky plants as
would have insured a fair crop under
almost any conceivable
then the wound would soon heal
over. I tried that season and pruned
Borne trees and was pleased to see
how soon the new wood began form
ing over the stumps of limbs taken
off at that time. But I soon found
that the healing over was pot the
main object, but the preservation of
wood below and down the body of
the tree, for I noticed that, in a few
years after, the stumps of limbs tak
en off at that season of the year had
decayed and often showed signs of
decay some distance below. I there
fore concluded that late spring or
early summer was, of all seasons, the
most unfavorable to prune.
I had noticed that where limbs
loss happy than it he hud remained
in his chosen profession? It will tie
paid this is an exceptional ease, but
it must he admitted that the state of
affairs which makes it exceptional is
to be regarded with grave apprehension.
DRUDGERY AND SYSTEM.
The Knack of Doing Work Knpldlr and
With th Least Strain.
Thore are a great many women who
are industrious and who rise virtuously
with the cock, and yet who manage to
accomplish very little in the world or in
their households, while others rise later
and generally seem to take things easy
yet in the end aro found many furlongs
ahead of their hard-working sisters.
The persons who accomplish the most
were broken off in the fall weight of in this worid are not the drudges, but
apples, the part below the break gen- those who hate such command over
erally remained sound. I therefore e,r P0 that the fan concentrate
ai 'a,. u .u themselves upon their work. Such
UClwm.iicu iu Kic cum ounaui, wi u.o raons .n(,nmn.S hv nurrW.t T!itom In
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year a iairirnuiorprumng. isfiui:i- afow moments what an unsystematic
ed a thrifty apple tree about half person would labor over for hours. It
crown, which was furnished with a ls tho first duty of every woman to learn
number of limbs, and cut off a limb 10 ncr w7 'B' ' , .
i ... fj.i r . .i rapid manner with the least strain on
about the middle of each month in h '. w M, T f An
the year, leaving a stump ot two or women must be liberal enough to adopt
three inches long, and labeling it new methods, when thoso methods are
With the date of the operation. I ob- manifestly superior to thelr own. This
served in a few years after, that the uo "os lin P""S B1,IW' ,lor
. ,. . . , nothing is so laborious in the end as
mumps oi uioso imiu iukcii mi iu guch work The worker who is a wise
late spring and early summer were economist, not onlvof her money, but
somewhat decayed, while the others, also of her strength, who docs not frit-
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EVERY Counting Roorrj
EVEKY Carriago Owner
EVERY Thrifty Mechanic
tVERY Body ablo to hold a brush
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and particularly those taken off in
the fall, were sound. A few years
after, I cut the tree down for inspee
tion, and found that the decay oi
those limbs showed in the body of
the tree by colored portions approach
ing decay.. Therefore I was fully
convinced that the spring of the year
and early summer was not the time
to take oft thrifty limbs of some size,
though it might do lor small prun
ing or for decaying branches. Any
person who is familiar with the cuN
ting of young timber knows that a
sapling cut in the spring ot the year
soon saprots, and the stump also; but
if cut in the fall will remain sound
for sometime, and the wood when
dressed will have an oily appearance.
As to the time for large pruning I
woulu recommend to commence
about the middle or latter part of
September. Fruit gathering may
prevent beginning thus early, but it
may be done immediately after the
apples are gathering. Another great
advantage in pruning before the
leaves have fallen off is that we cau
more readily observe those limbs
which nature has concluded to
throw off and assist her in the opera-
WOLFF RANDOLPH, FhltsdslphUk.
PI APiOS w
4 ; :Va a
it is no doubt natural that the co
lege boy, in love with literature, with
the sciences, should look forward to a
life devoted to intellectual pursuits
max in nis vision oi me mture, so
filled with name and fame, there
should be little room for the homlier
occupations of tilling the soil and at
tending to the details of busineas, yet
it may well be doubted if the average
professional man could not make for
himself a more enviable reputation,
exercise a wider influence, and come
down to old age better satisfied with
himself than those about him, were
he to give himself to farm life. As an
conditions 'nstrtnce n point we recall the case
tor away her abilities in useless ways,
is usually successful. For some reason
while the spendthrift of money receives
very littlo compassion, the individual
who wastes time and 6trongth in hard
continuous labor that profits him very
littlo recoivoH sympathy when he should
be condomncd. Tho man who spends
his money foolishly at least gains
some posing pleasure, tho other
by misdirected though woll-mean-
inff efforts has managed to work
very hard and pain nothing prac
tically. Tho problem which presonts
itself to all who must earn their living
is to find some thing they can do which
is in demand; that will fill a certain
need. No person can do this for anoth
er; each person must exert himself or
herself to find out what ho or sho can do
best. Individual effort accomplishes
wonders. Ono woman may succeed as
market pardener whnro another would
fail, but might find preserving, canning
of fruits or baking to her taste and profit
There is scarcely a farmhouse in the
length anil breadth of tho land where
thero could not bo raised produce that
could bo sold with profit at the nearest
market, if only tho farmer would be
wise enough to find out what is needed
and deliver his goods as systematically
as tho butcher and grocer does in cities.
It is the go-easy way of delivering goods,
when it was most convenient and the
frequent failure (?) of crops, that has
driven the great hotels of Saratoga and
cities as far west as Rochester, in this
State, to tho New York markets, whore
they aro sure of being served in a per
fectly systematic manner. There is
abundanco of people who are willing to
drudge with unremitting patience. But
there is no demand for drudgery, while
there is a demand for rapid intelligent
workors everywhere, especially thoso
who can adapt their work to the contin
ual changing condition of things. N.Y.
CjaTOr.'S- u . . :".S- IKrOCt tOCll-tntllOI'S from
''&-'-f.r.yV lipalctiartors, at whole
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wTftty1? I'xkcl until liir-tnuncnts
i fc; m. f.V nro lmNvi-il ami fully
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'W'"-- ..vavJua p'.m-h.-iRinc. An Invest,
nu'iitr.f 2 cts.mayt."iV?yu many nullum. Address
GALLON NEAREST TICKE3
AQENT, Or Address
W. W. KNOX, Ticket Agent, or
W. L. DANLEY, G. P. & T. A't,
I), a. :RSON. Acent.McMinnville.TeiiD
ill I ti m mmm
where thpre was no rot. As tha 5n- w wno a generation since
crease by this method of propagation grated with high honors from a
is something near akin to a geometri- ""B ingiana college, scarce-
cal ratio, I believe that starting suf- ly had ho entered upon his chosen
ficiently early with a barrel of tubers profession, which promised unusual
and the ronnisito furilitips nt. mm. success, when duty seemed to call
mand, an industrious man might
cover his farm the same season with
potatoes, and very likely be compell
ed to hire a little more room from bis
My attention was called to one in
teresting phenomonen connected
him to the side of his aged parents.
He saw that they needed a strong
arm upon which to lean in their last
years, and he had not the heart to
ask them to leave the old farm -A here
they had worked so long and to
which their very Jives seemed wed-
with the vines transplanted into the ueu so wim a beautiful devotion,
llowerpots. K they were left there he gave up his brilliant prospects and
too lone, bunches of small notatoes went witn hi9 fir young bride back
would appear above ground where 10 ine old homestead in an obscure
When afew leara syter he laid his
parents to rest he found that he had
no longer a desire tq return to his
profession. He was convinced that
his work lay in his old home, and
A rennsylvania orchardist of much there he has lived and labored faith
experience sums up in the Country fully, endeavoring to develop to the
uentiemon his wisdom with regard utmost his powers for the good of
the leaves joined the stalks.
J. J. II. Gregory.
Early Winter Pruning. .
to the pruning of apple trees 89 fol
lows: Most orchardists know that the
practice of neglecting to prune an
orchard for some years, and then
pruning heavily, is very injurious.
If trees aro properly pruned while
young and the sprouts of suckers
those about him. With his cultured
mina and nroaa views ne has com-,
raanded a profound respect, and has
exerted an influence which has made
itself felt in all the country round
The books and papers upon his table
have been duplicated in the homes
ruooea ou once or twice each sum about him, and the youth of thoso
iner, it will obviate a great deal of homes, emulous of his own sons and
after-pruning. But what I want to daughters, have been equally ambi
show is, when it is necessary to take tious to obtain a liberal education
off thrifty limbs of some size as in the and with the will they have foun
rxvi) ftf n. ! 11 T 1 1 .. . .
wiiv i Kiiuiiuj; ur ujHjiiiug uut inu ine way. inueeu, it may De salt
top of a tree at what season of the that his presence has placed the en
year it should be done. tire community upon a higher men
About L'" years ago the idea was tal and moral plane, and who shal
current in many papers that June say that his influence has been less
was ine ume to prune; that if done far-reaching or that his lifb has been
Floweri In Refrigerator.
Thero seems to be something curious
ly incongruous about placing flowers in
a refrigerator, but that is exactly what
all florists do, and everybody sees that
through this cool, not to say chilly,
treatment of them they are preserved
very satisfactorily. Tho florist Thorley
is said to be the first man who ever used
a refrigerator in this way. Before go
ing into the flower business he did a
largo butchering business in Washing
ton market Wthout any particular
theory in the matter he Tiut the flowers
in tho refrigerator because he had beon
in the habit of putting his meat there.
The effect was, of course, to arrest the
development of the flowers. When
they were taken out they were nearly
as fresh and crisp as whon thoy went in.
The uso of the refrigerator was rapidly
adopted, and the refrigerator is now one
of the most expensive appointments in
a flower shop. They are all Illuminated
with electric lights, and tho tempera
ture is about 55 or 60. llefore the re
frigerators were introduced tho flowers
were kent in layers underneath the
counter, but the heat of tho store, espec
ially at night, had the effect of wilting
them badly. N. Y. World.
The Popularity of the Itoo.
The boa, a favorite articlo of apparel,
is more than ever in vogue this year.
Not only is it worn as a finish to fur-
trimmed costumes, but as a wrap for the
neck at the opera, whore it is kept on
during the whole evening by many fash
ionable women who prefer the becom
ing to the conventional. Of course it
is only boas of the handsomest descrip
tion that can be so troated sort flulry
ostrich-feathers, marabout, Russian siib-
linotte and Russian sable, delicate to
the touch and somber of color, tho latter
presenting a striking contrast to tho
sheen of silk or brocado, the delicacy of
lace, or the creamy tint of a pair of
snowy shoulders and tho contour of
beautifully arched white throat luro
whito ostrich boas aro a picturesque ad
dition, but they aro not always becom
ing. N. Y. Evening Post
An American Clara Vere le Vere.
Miss Van Wirt: No, Lord Xorthbury,
I could never marry you. You aro not
Lord Northbury: Not your equal! Why,
tho blood of the l'lantagenets courses
in my veins! When your great-grandfather
was a petty ltutch trader, mine
WiA sitting in the IIouso of Lords.
Miss Van Wirt: Yes, but when your
ereat-trrand father w:is sitting in tho
House of Lords, viinr was Luying ui
town lots on J. nail way. IaU'-
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Scratches, Bruises, Strains, Swellings.
vmey, iiarness ana feaaaie-nurts,
Soreness, Stiffness, Knots, Lame Back,
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every year. It is more fatal to them
than all other diseases combined.
But the discovery of a liquid remedy
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