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SOUTHERN STANDARD-: MCMINN VILLI-. TLNN K5S 1 i i. SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1891.
Incentive to Live Stock Breeding.
Con. Country Gentlemen: With
those farmers who have depended
mainly upon tho growing of gram
for sale, tho past year or two has tried
their fortitude pretty thoroughly. It
matters not how much skill they
bring to bear in growing n crop of
wheat or oats, the grain is self-limited
as to any power within itself to im
prove itself. The grain-grower is al
so powerless, no matter how high a
rate of skill he possesses, to bring the
quality of his product to a higher
standard than that possessed by the
grain grown by the most ignorant
Dane or Pole who farms similar land.
He may flatter himself that his care
ful study of the subject of grain-growing
for market, his special effort to
procure good seed, his care in har
vesting at the right time, in taking
the crop through the sweating pro
cess, and in every other way treating
it with the most jealous care, will
naturally insure at least a crop some
what superior to the average. He
thinks that "skill and intelligence
entitle him to this reward. But, after
he has loaded a car, let him examine
half a dozen cars, made ready to go
forward by the same train, and he
, may find carloads, grown by ignor
ant, plodding men, that are fully the
equal of his own.
Grain-growing has always been
somewhat of a game of chance, the
outcome depending in so large a de
gree upon the elements. This un
avoidable feature so greatly governs
Buccess, that all large cities quite
regularly, and insignificant cities to
quite a degree, have shall we say
legalized? "boards," who put up
stakes, not on the probable outcome
of intelligence and skill, as these ure
brought to bear upon a given crop,
but upon those climate changes and
vicissitudes that are altogether be
yond human skill to affect. As
grain-growing for use off the farm
where grown pays but a meagre profit
after you charge up everything that
, rightfully belongs in the category of
necessary expenses, adding the
diain upon soil substance to these,
there is hardly a warrant for the ex
penditure of much study or brain
work by those who incline to study,
and have more than a very moderate
amount of brain force to expend upon
How can farmers do better? The
answer is not difficult to find. Study,
and tho intelligent brain force that
stands at the head of many a arm,
where now no profit is made, will, if
expended upon the breeding and de
velopment of some one or more of the
better classes of farm stock, bring a
satisfactory return. In this field there
is ample scope for the best intellect
and judgment, and the man who
finds himself competent to eliminate
defects from a collection of improved
domestic animals, implanting in
stead distinctive features of a high
order, will get rewaided for his work.
Under these circumstances he is in
sense in competition with the class of
minds that are entirely competent to
send forward a careload of wheat the
equal of any that his most painstak
ing efforts may enable him to pro
duce. It may be answered to this
that improved farm stock is slow of
sale. This with suitable qualifica
tions, is true; but note the fact that
the best are usually wanted at good
figures, even when the times are dull,
and business in general depressed.
This is especially true of horses hav
ing superior merit, regardless of the
line of usefulness in which they are
wanted. It is none the less true of
the better qualities of meat-producing
animals, and as these are "the power
behind the throne," as a means of
sustaining our best breeding flocks
and herds, it is clear that we cannot
have the one without maintaining
the other as the fonntain head.
A good many men have hesitated
to act upon tho very wisest of all
plans, namely, to curtail tho growing
of grains, seeding to grass instead,
under the delusion that the apparent
ly high prices asked for certain classes
f breeding animals were based upon
something that would not last, and
that it would pay to wait. It would
be just as proper to wait for the day
when the better class of beef, mutton
and butter will bo dull of sale at good
prices. It is often stated and reiterat
' 'd that goods are very cheap; but to
this, men well versed in the business
answer: "Yes, the lower grades, the
country being overstocked with cheap
stufl, nwi through by machinery
to meet the demand for tilings that
appear to be chejiji; but when you
call for the better grades of goods,
you w i'l liiul prices well maintained.''
A similar answer is always proper in
regard to breeding animals; driving,
carriage and heavy draft horses, as
well as such as have proven them-
elves speedy. The same is true of
all the breeds of cattle, and if men
waver regarding breeding animals
when times are dull, those to whom
the meat product is offered, do not
waver when they can get the best.
There may ly? said to be three con
ditions under which men cannot af
ford to handle any other than the
best: (1) Where they are situated
upon high priced land; (2) where
rearing and feeding for shipment,
they are a considerable distance from
market; and (3) where possessed of
sufficient intelligence and skill to en
able them to do justice to animals of
the highest merit, and place these
prominently.through advertisiug and
otherwise, before the purchasing
public. There will never be a way
discovered by which the world can
be supplied with meat food, and with
horses for the various uses except
through the means already in our
hands for keeping up a supply ; and
we need to consider these sources
with jealous care, equal to that given
to our source of fuel, as we cannot
expect new modes by which fuel will
be supplied. Observer.
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Cattle and Music.
An English writer on the "Effects
of Musical Sounds on Animals," has
published some curious observations
on this subject. A few of these relat
ing to oxen and cows will be of in
terest. Opposite to our house was a large
field, in which some twelve or thir
teen cows were put during the sum
mer months. One day a German
band began to play on the road which
divided the house from the field.
The cows were quietly grazing at the
other end of the field, but no sooner
did they hear the music than they at
once advanced toward it, and stood
with their heads over the wall atten
This might have passed unnoticed,
but upon the musicians going away,
the animals followed them as well as
they could on the other side of the
wall, and when they could get no
further stood lowing piteously. So
excited did the cows become that
some of them ran round and round
the field to try and get out ; but find
mg no outlet, returned to the same
corner where they had lost sight of
the band, and it was some time be
fore they seemed satisfied that the
sweet sounds were really gone.
1 have otten noticed the power
music has over oxen. The other day
we bad a brass band playing In our
garden. In a field adjoining were
four Scotch oxen.
When the band struck up, they
were at the far end of the field, quite
out of sight, the field being very un
even. They set off full trot to the
garden wall, put their necks over,and
remained so till tho tune was finish
ed, when they went back to graze:
dui as soon as tne music struck up
again they came and put their heads
once more over the wall., This went
on till the band left after which they
ate little all day, and were continu
There are many anecdotes that
show that the ox or cow has a musi
cal ear. The carts in Corunna, in
Spain, make so loud and disagreeable
creaking sound with their wheels
for the want of oil, that the governor
once issued an order to have the
wheels greased, but the carters peti
tioned that this might not be done
as the oxen liked the sound, and
would not draw so well without their
When you go to buy Hood's Sar
saparilla be sure to get it. Don't be
put off with an inferior substitute
Insist upon Hood's.
In consequence of winter diet and
lack of open air exercise, the whole
physical mechanism becomes impair
ed. Ayer's Sarsaparilla is tho proper
remedy, in the spring of the year, to
strengthen the appetite, invigorate
the system, and cxpell all impurities
from the blood.
Dr. .Vernier's Kidney and Hack
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Tho Finding- of a Horseshoe. i
Sailors are, for the most part, care-1
ful to have a horseshoe nailed to the !
izzen-mast, or somewhere on the
eck near 'midships, for the protec
tioti of the vessel.
The Chinese have their tombs built
i the shape of the horseshoe, which
ustom is very curious, as it may be
Irly regarded as u branch of super
stition long prevalent among our-
The principal gateway at Allaha
bad is thickly studded with horse
shoes of every size and make. There
are hundreds of them nailed all over
the great gates, doubtless the offering
of many a wayfarer who has long
nco finished his earthly pilgrimage.
The sacred gates of Somnath, in the
fort at Agra, are similarly adorned.
The practice reminds us of the old
manorial rite at Oakham, in Rutland
shire, England, where every peer of
the realm is bound, the first time he
enters the town, to present a horse
shoe to be jiailed on the old portal,
which Is well nigh covered with these
tributes. It is said that, in case any
contumacious peer should- refuse to
pay his tax, the authorities have a
right to stop his carriage and levy
blackmail by unshoeing one of the
horses. To avert so serious an annoy
ance, the tribute shoe is generally
ready, some being of enormous size,
and inscribed with the name of the
Whether these Eastern horseshoes
were taxes or offerings cannot be told,
but it certainly is very curious to ob
serve how widespread is the super
A live Insurance or Real Estate
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If a little cornstarch is put in salt
for the table, it will keep it from
lumping, and the pretty little shak
ers will not have so hard a scolding
in damp weather.
It costs the government $72,000 a
year for twine to tie up the mail
Dr. Fenner's Cough Honey will re
ieve any cough in one hour. Equal
ly good for horses. Gives enersry and
strength. Money refunded if satis
faction not given, l or sale by J. D.
Tate & Co.
Cures in fifteen minutes ; Preston's
Itch, Mange and Scratches of every
kind, on human or animals cured in
.30 minutes by Woolford's Sanitary
Lotion. This never fails. Sold by
Kitchey & Uostick. '1 L'l-3mo.
Why will anyone with weak kidneyi
continne to laffei!
Of all insidious ailments there is noni
more certain of deadly effect, if neglected,
than Wright's Disease. Thousands who
suffer from this disease do not even know
they are affected. It comes upon a person
slowly but surely, like a thief in the
nipht. It has no symptoms peculiarly its
own, but its effect is indicated by symp
toms that might be traced to other causes.
The fluids of the body vary in color from
light to dark, and if left standing assume
a cloudy appearance and deposit a sedi
ment that may be either red or white.
Frequently there is a pain about the loins,
under the left shoulder, or in the small of
the back. The victim feels listless and
drowsy, is easily fatigued, and usually of
a gloomy and melancholy disposition. The
kidneys are always dlseased.in fact.Bright's
Disease is to the kidneys what consumption
is to the lungs. The kidneys become ul
cerated and waste away. Unable to prop
erly perform their function, the kidneys
become inactive and every function of tne
body suffers. Great weakness and emaci
ation follows. A state of impoverishment
' of the blotd sets in and the end is complete
exhaustion. To check this decay f the
kidneys, to infuss renewed strength, and
to aid the recuperative tendencies of Nat
ure, no remedy acts so kindly and har
moniously as Dr. John Bull's Sfcrsaparills..
Sufferers from Bricht's Disease given up
by their friends and physicians to die hare
found safety in this remedy and by its use
been restored to health and physical vigor.
Edward M. Mays, Augusta, Ky., writes:
" I wan fl vlnsr from weakness of the kidneys.
My doctor said It was Bright's disease, and
that there was no hope of recovery. I was
very pale, weak, languid ana win wnen 1
besan to use Dr. Bull's Sarsaparilla. The
chaneo it mnda in me in three months is
tilmclv wonderful. 1 gained in nesn. oiy
mine became clear oud gave me no palo
Mv Hii-PHtinn nd RDDetite became KOOfl
Mv cheeks and complexion awumcd the
rich color of health. I boonme strong, and
in fact never felt better In luy life thD 1 do
now. 1 beliove I owe my ecmunueu exist
enee to Bull's Sarsaparilla."
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