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SOUTHERN STANDARD-MCM1NNVILLE,TENN HSSEE. SATURDAY MAR 3s, u
ON THE FENCE.
women leaned over the backyard
(The siime old fence) as the sun went
' down, '
While each told the other in confidence,
The scandels she'd gathered around the
For women must gossip, or they can't
They think that secrets weren't made to
So they lean on the fence in the gloaming.
Two women sat out on the front-door stoop,
Iu the eveuiug glow, as the sun went
They told how their children had skipped
Aud they sneered at the minister's wife's
Tor women delight iu a friendly chat,
Without it their lives would be stale and
So they sit on the stoop in the gloaming.
Two husbands came home from the base-ball
(From the office, they said,) as the sun
Both ready aud eager to hear the same
Sweet scandals their wives had hunted
For meu though they work, love gossip
And that's why their wives seek some
As they meet and talk iu the gloaming.
Florida Watenaeloa Growing.
lliehard Puddy iu Florida Farmer and Fruii
This is an important crop in the
South, because our colored people
will have millions if it takes their
last penny, and very few of them are
enterprising enough to raise them.
If they are raised five or six miles
back from the railroad, they cannot
be acquired except by purchase.
I plant several acres every year.
Several months beforehand I begin
to prepare my supply of manure; I
haul up a quantity of muck, mix
with it about one-tenth its bulk of
cottonseed meal.and throw the whole
mass at once in the box-stalls where
I stable my horse aud mule. It is
their only bedding; for months they
paw and stamp it.mixingit thorough
lv with their dropninsrs and urine. If
need be, I shovel it over once or
twice, but I do not clean out the
stalls until I require the manure for
use. Horse hoofs will stir compost
more cheaply than I can with
About the last ot January is my
time for planting. First, the ground
must be plowed, say eight inches;
then run out your furrows eight feet
apart (or ten if the soil is rich,) cross
them the same width, and at every
cross make a hill. For the hill, dig
out a broad, shallow hole, and in it
throw four shovelsful of the compost
Cover this with three or four inches
of soil (I omitted to say that light,
dry sandy ground is the best for mel
ons,) forming a hill about on a level
with the general surface. Let these
stand about a week, then plant the
seed. My preference is for Georgia
Rattlesnake and Kolb's Gem.
I make a circle about a foot in di
ameter, stick the seeds in it equidis
tant and one in the middle of the
ring, pressing them down with my
lingers so as to make sure that they
shall be covered to a uniform depth
of about an inch. As soon as the
plants come up, I put a board frame,
fifteen inches square and four inches
high, over each hill, working it wel
down all around so as to prevent cut
worms and all other vermin from
creeping under it. It not only answers
this purpose, but it protects the plants
also from the wind. If left unprotect
ed they are liable to be switched
about by the wind and get the "sore
shins," as the native farmers call it
which hinders their growth. When
the plants have four leaves apiece,
consider them out of danger and thin
them out to two plants in a hill. Old
sacks or pieces of carpet are kept ly
ing beside the frames; and if there is
a probability of frost at night they
are thrown over the frames and re
moved in the morning. I let the
frames stay over the hills day and
night until the vines begin to reach
and climb over them, then take them
away and stoie them for another sea
son. Shallow ploughing or cultivat
ing is kept up at frequent intervals
early in the season, but after the
vines begin to run freely this is grad
II. 1 1 -T 4 J I .
uauy uroppeu. n me ground was
plowed at first as deep as it shouh
be, all this cultivation ought to be
only on the surface, especially close
about the hills. If a crust forms here
I break it with my lingers; the hoe
is apt to scratch the tender vines.
Beginning a foot or two out from
the hill, I let a good many weeds
grow, merely breaking ofl the rankest
of them a few inches above the
ground. These serve the vines as a
support. If the weeds do not grow
thick enough, I often et scores of
ittle stifks lor the tendrils to clinjj
to. Without anchorage of some kind
the vines will bo blown ruthlessly
about by the wind, doubled and
twisted and much injured. The
weeds also shade the ground against
the burning sun and prevent its fer
tility from being roasted out of it.
To determine whether a melon is
ripe, snap it and then snap the top of
your old boot; if they sound alike,
you may pull the melon. If you are
still doubtful, turn the melon over
and see if it is yellow on the bottom.
Stick the thumb nail into it; if it goes
in with a soft, mushy sound, it is
green; if it goes in with a sharp clink,
it is ripe. But the surest test is the
sound of the snap. Gentle pressure
on a ripe melon will make it crack
inside; but this test ought not to be
tried very much, for if the melon is
green, its internal economy will be
injured by the squeeze.
I always clear $75 per acre above
all expenses and frequently more
Win. Timnions, Postmaster of Ida-
ville, Ind., writes: 4,Electric Bitters
has done more for me than all other
medicines combined, for that bad
feeling arising from Kidney and
Liver trouble' John Leslie, farmer
and stockman, of same place, says:
"Find Electric Bitters to be the best
Kidney and Liver medicine, made
me (eel like a new man." J. W.
Gardner, hardware merchant, same
town, says: "Electric Bitters is just
the thing for a man who is all run
down and don't care whether he
ives or dies; he found new strength,
good appetite and felt just like he
lad a new lease on ale. only fo
cents a bottle, at llitchey & Bostick's
Drug Store. 1;
If any speak ill of thee llee home to
thy own conscience, and examine
thy heart; if thou be guilty, it is a just
correction; if not guilty, it is a fair
instruction; make use of both; so
shalt thou distill honey out of gall,
and out of an open enemy create a se
What It Costs
Must be carefully considered by the
great majority of people, in buying
even necessities of life. Hood's Sar
saparilla commends itself with special
force to the great middle classes, be
cause it combines positive economy
with great medicinal power. It is
the only medicine of which can truly
be said "100 Doses One Dollar," and
a bottle taken according to directions
will average to last a month.
The Wonderful Gulf Stream.
St. Louis Republic.
The Gulf Stream receives it name
from the fact that it was long suppos
ed to originate in the Gulf of Mexico,
out of which it flows between the
coast of Florida on the one side and
the Bahama Islands on the other. It
is about fifty miles in breadth in its
narrowest portion and often has a ve
locity of a3 much as five or six miles
an hour. This great ocean river
flows in a north-easterly direction
along the North American coast,
gradually widening its current and
diminishing its velocity until it
reaches the "banks of Newfound
land," where it sweeps out into the
Atlantic. It has usually been held
that the Gulf Stream extends across
Atlantic to the shores of North-eastern
Europe. The opinion now en
tertained is that, as a distinct cur
rent, this wonderful stream thins
out to a mere film about the middle
of the North Atlantic. The "banks
of Newfoundland" are caused by the
cold Arctic stream coming in con
tact with the Gulf Stream and be
ing forced to "dive" under it, the di
ving operation having scooped out
the sands at that point and piled
them up in banks. The waters of
the Gulf Stream are of a deep indigo
blue, with boundaries aharp defined
against ine ngnt-green ot the seas
through which it passes in its course.
Where the Gulf Stream pours out
of the Gulf of Mexico Its tempera
ture is 84 degrees, being 4 degrees
warmer than the water of the ocean
at the equator in mid-summer. Dur
ing cold winters, when ships along
the Eastern coast of the United States
have been forced from their harbors
by fierce "north-westers," and are
loaded with ice until they are in
danger of foundering, they turn their
prows to the east and find comfort
and relief in the Gulf Stream. A
bank of fog rising like a wall marks
the edge of the Gulf Stream. The
water suddenly changes from light
green to dark blue, the climate from
winter to summer ; and this change
is so sudden that when a ship is cros
sing the line a difference of 30 degrees
of temperature has been marked be
tween the bow and the stern of a :UKk
If fails, money refunded; Preston's
RELIGIOUS AND EDUCATIONAL.
I In vo thy tools ready Od will find
thee work. Kingslcy.
The more spiritual is a man's re
ligion, tlm more expansive uml broad it
always is. Phillips Ifrooks.
11 very soul should have its own hoi y-of-holies.
The truths of Christ are worth
.keeping, and the way to keep them is
to ponder them. Henry.
The lands granted for educational
purposes, both for .nnnon schools and
universities, throughout the Union,
have, so far, amounted to nearly one
hundred million acres.
limit Things Would Happen.
What wonderful things would happen in
the church, if so many people who ought
to bring oxen to the altar wouldn't try
to get of with pigeons. Ram's Horn.
As we must spend time in cultivat
ing our earthly friendships if we are to
have their blessings, so we must spend
time in cultivating the fellowship and
companionship of Christ. Drummond.
Out of 000 foreign missionaries at
present in India it is said the oldest is
an American, Rev. John Newton, of
the Presbyterian Church, the veteran
missionary at Lahore, who, at the
age of 78, is still a worker in his chosen
How vast the great sun is that rules
the day; how tiny the little dewdrop on
the leaf! Yet the little globe holds and
reflects the greater in perfect beauty.
6o can the humblest soul hold and re
flect the Sun of Righteousness. The
The true Christian is a reformer, a
Tvorkcr, a soldier and a sufferer for
Christ. The Scriptures continually
speak of him as having a work to do
and a battle to right. He is to take up
his cross, put on the whole armor of
God, endure hardness as a good soldier
in the battle against all iniquity in this
present evil world. N. V. Christian
A number of Missouri churches hold
roll-call services once a year. The pas
tor calls the roll of members. Those
present respond by scriptural quota
tions or brief words of greeting. Any
who can not attend sends letters or
messages, which are read. When the
names of those who have died within
the year are called there are memorial
Columbia College is to be enriched
by a legacy from the late D. 15. Fayer
weather, which, it is expected, may
reach $300,000. One distinguishing
feature of nearly all bequests of this
character is that they are intended to
make education more practical and to
develop the idea that knowledge helps
not only in the intellectual but in the
industrial departments of our social
WIT AND WISDOW.
The cloven foot is often covered
with patent leather. Ram's Horn.
The way to fame is like the way to
Heaven, through much tribulation.
Very few men despise the devil so
vehemently in private as in public-
Misfortunes are like sky-rockets,
which fall as often on innocent people
as on any others.
The man who has never been dis
satisfied can never realize contentment.
There is not much difference be
tween careless extravagance and a hole
in the pocket. Ram's Horn.
Some men are so stingy they expect
you to pay rent on the place you occupy
in their esteem. Bangor Isews.
-r-"Young Jiggers is not wholly bad."
"No, there are several styles of wick
edness ho has not heard of yet." In
We might as well try to attempt to
bring pleasure out of pain, as to unite
indulgence in sin yvith the enjoyment of
If a man serves him faithfully six
clays in the week, the devil doesn't care
much whether he goes to church on
Sunday or not N. Y. Herald.
A Callous Organ Ressie When
George left her she cried as if her heart
would break. Florence (sweetly) How
presumptuous! Just as if it would.
The soul languishing in obscurity
contracts a kind of rust, or abandons
itself to the chimera of presumption;
for it is natural for it to acquire some
thing, even when separated from any
one. N. Y. Ledger.
Bingo If I were rich for just one
little hour! Kingley I should like to
know what good that would do j'ou.
Bingo Well, I'd spend just about fifty
five minutes in making my property
over to my wife. Harper's Razar.
"Dress, deah breddern, doan count
for nuflin in dis yar world. Many a
man wot wears a 000 sealskin ovahcoat
ain't half ez respectable in de sight of
de Lawd ez de po' African savage wot
doan wear nuflin but a happy smile."
N. Y. Herald.
Quidnunc Are you mourning Scrib
bler? I notice you always wear black
now, when you used always to wear
light colors. Scribbler (, no; I'm not
in mourning, but I bought me one of
those fountain pens a little while ago,
and I find it cheaper to wear black.
How She Remembered Him. Hus
band How did you get along while I
was away, my dear? Wife Pretty
well. Every night 1 got out some of
your old clothes and strewed them
around the iloor, tracked mud all over
the stairs and swore at myself occa
sionally, and it sci'iucd really like home.
N. Y. Sun.
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dream fades away under the magic
influence of Mejvimine. Free sam
ple on application. The Dr. White
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