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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, TO&IT isoi.
THE FOUlTY ACRE FARM.
I'm thinking wife, of neighbor Jones, that
man with stalwart ann
ate lives in pence anil plenty on a forty-acre
When men are all around us, whose hearts
and hands are sore,
Who own two hundred acres, and still are
His is a pretty little farm a pretty little
He has a loviiiR wiffl within, as quiet as a
His children play around tne door their
father's heart to charm
Looking just as neat and tidy as the tidy
No weeds are iu the cornfield, no thistles in
The horses show good keeping by their fine
and glossy coats;
The cows within the meadows, resting 'neath
the beechen shade,
Learn all their gentle manners from a gen
Within the field on Saturday he leaves no
To be gathered on the morrow for fear of
lie keeps the Sahbatli holy his children
learn his ways,
And plenty fills his barns and bins after the
He never has a lawsuit to take him to the
For the very simple reason, there are no
fences down ,
The bar room in the village does not have
for him a charm ; '
I can always find my neighbor on his forty-
acre farm. i
I I is ocres are so very few, he plows them
very deep ;
"lis his own hand that turns the sod
'tis his own hand that reaps;
He lias a place for everything, and things
are in their plnee,
The sunshine smiles upon his field, content
ment ii his face.
Play we not learn a lesson, wife, from pru
dent Neighbor Jones,
And not for what we haven't got give vent
to signs and groans?
The rich ain't always happy, nor free from
P.ut blest ate iliey that live content, though
small mav be their farms.
Small Propeller Screws the Best.
"The small size of the screw," said
a boiler maker to a representative of
the X. Y. Tribune, "is not due to the
perception of any inventor of its
greater effect as compared with a
lanrer one. but purely 'to accident.
When I first engaged in the ma
chinery business, screws for steamers
were made as large as possible, it
being the theory that the greater the
diameter, the higher the speed. A
vessel was placed on Lake Erie with
a screw so large that it was deemed
best to cast each blade iu two parts,
and then weld them together. During
a storm all these blades of the pro
peller broke nt the welding, reducing
the diameter by more than two
thirds. To the surprise of the
captain the vessel shot forward at a
speed such as had never been attain
ed before. Engineers then experi
mented with small propellers and
discovered that they were much more
effective than large ones.
The Great Benefit
Which people in run down state of
health derive from Hood's Sarsapa'
rilla, conclusively proves that this
medicine "makes the weak strong.
It does not act like a stimulant, im
parting fictitious strength, but Hood's
Sarsaparillu builds up in a perfectly
natural way all the weakened parts,
purifies the blood, and assists to
healthy action those important or
gans, the kidneys and liver.
English farmers are more system
atic than we. They lay out definite
rotations, and follow them. Main
tain a certain amount of stock for
each acre of arable land. Work
with clock-like system and regulars
ty, and as a result of this produce
much greater crops to the acre than
we do. In England the value of a
farm, either for sale or rental, is based
upon what it will produco or the
number of .cattle it will carry, and
there is not much guess work about
it. In time our own hap-hazard
practico must give way to such bet
THE FIRST SYMPTOMS OF DEATH
Tired feeling, dull headache, pains
in various parts of the body, sinking
at the pit or tne stomach, loss of ap-
petite, fevenshness, pimples or sores
are all positive evidence of piosoned
blood. No matter how it became
poisoned it must be purified to avoid
death. Dr. -.Acker's English Blood
hlixir has never tawed to remove
scrofulous or syphilitic poison. Soki
under a positive guarantee. For sale
by W. II. Fleming. 4.
Megrimine, the only permanent
cure for all forms of headache and
neuralgia, relieves the pain in from
l"i to 20 minutes. Sample free. The
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low Yt Shall Soon B Able to Travel
nt That Miu-veloui Kate.
Doesn't it begin to look as if the nine
teenth century, even in its last decade,
might outdo all the famous "seven won
ders of the world" that astonished tho
ancients? In the first place there is a
likelihood that we Bhall see, before tho
century closes, a means of transit that
will whisk us from New York to Phila
delphia in less than an hour and from
Philadelphia to Chicago between break
fast and supper time. Expcriinentj
have lately been made near Baltimore,
which gives good promise that such re
sults will bo obtained in the not distant
Electric power, on an ordinary railway,
with motors and cars of peculiar con
struction, is the means with which wo
may hopo to travel at a speed of moro
than a hundred miles an hour. In fact,
it is .confidently believed by some com
petent witnesses of the experiments that
it will 1 possible to reach a speed of 250
miles an hour. However it may be as to
maximum velocity, we have the indorse
ment of experts ns to tho feasibility of
running trains more than a hundred
miles an hour under the proposed system,
without greater risk of derailment than
is now experienced at less than half that
hue experiments in this line are ap
proaching fruition we hear some aston
ishing reports of experiments for adapt
ing the principle of the pneumatic tube
to passenger transit. This principle is
utilized in nearly all our large cities for
the transmission of small packets, such
as news messages, money, small parcels
in the shipping marts, and so on, and it
would seem possible, from such results,
to reach the acme of passenger transit.
In fact it is rather strange that this con
summation has been so long delayed.
The idea is not a new one. The writer
of these lines traveled in a pneumatic
car 25 years ago in the heart of the city
of New York. Moses S. Beach, at that
time proprietor of the New York Sun,
and his brother Alfred, then and now
one of the proprietors of the Scientific
American, constructed a pneumatic rail
way under the surface of Broadway,
running from Murray to Warren street.
The road, or rather the tube, was only
about 100 yards long, but the object waa
to demonstrate the feasibility of pneu
matic railways to do the work that after
ward fell to tho elevated railroads.
Tho experiment of the Beaches was
interesting and costly, but practically
nothing more. Cars were run from one
end of the tube to the other filled with
passengers. It was proved beyond doubt
that the pneumatic principle was broad
nough to cover passenger transit. But
the whole plan was crude and the results
unsatisfactory. Many years of experi
ment were needed to bring the system up
to the level of practical usefulness. The
"Broadway hole," as it was called by
some of the newspapers, was visited by
thousands of 'people, who indulged in the
novelty of a short pneumatic excursion,
but the scheme was finally abandoned
and now nothing but the "hole" is left.
Recent accounts of experiments in
Europe, however, give strong hope that
the dream of the Messrs. Beach willsoou
Why Women Do Not Marry.
No doubt there are many women very
grand women they are, too who, like
Miss Martineau, refuse to marry for
physical considerations ill health; the
fear of hereditary disease ; the desire to
ave tho beloved husband that should
aave been from unnecessary burdens.
All honor to such women ; they are tho
Kilent martyrs. "'Tis better to have loved
and lost," etc. Such women are not
unhappy. But the sad reason why most
women do not marry is because they
have not had a chance. "When we read
that there are 60,000 more unmarried
women than men in Massachusetts alone,
what shall we say of the rest of the
miscalled United States? Mrs. Wells
wittily describes some one who had had
"half an offer." It is to be feared that
some most lovable women have not even
reached to that dreadful moment of sus
pense. It is the "Lost Chord," and
deeply to be deplored. It is true that in
many a retired village, some half dozen
very clever, well educated, good women
pass their lonely lives with no chance to
better their condition." No wonder
that some of them make what their
families call very bad marriages. On
one point I do agree with Mrs. Wells,
when she refers to the horrible literature
with which our market is flooded, turn
ing life into a dissecting room. That,
indeed, may well frighten a susceptible
and nervous woman. It is a shocking
wrong and nuisance that popular maga-
1 1 . 1 1 t i 1 i
sines enouiu puousn stones wnicn are
read by young girls, enabling them, as
Mrs. Wells says, to count Hho various
cinds of kisses that mark the advent and
'jlimaxof a lover's regard. Love itself
is just as subtle and unselfish as ever it
was; passion is as true and noble; but
meir parasites are aeaaiy. a ins is a
splendid summing up. But I do not
dgree that such reading makes a girl
"love her mother more," or that sho
"stays at home," growing more helpful,
and finding "indefinite interests enough
to make single life very pleasant fMrs,
John Sherwood, in North American Ko-
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Why the Dog Liked the Portrait.
I called on a certain portrait painter in
Indianapolis last week. We had gone to
school together. Since then ho has ac
quired a national reputation as an artist.
I complimented him on his lifoliko
work. "Yes," he replied, "I suppose it id
creditable now, but it was not always so.
I remember the first job I ever had. A
wealthy lady came to see me and wanted
her full length portrait painted. I did
tho best I could, but that was nothing to
brag of. When the lady came to look
at the picture eho gave a cry of disap
pointment. " ' Why, that's not at all like mo,' she
caid ; 'I shall not take it!'
" I assured her it was a perfect likeness
and declared that even her little poodle
would recognize it. ' I'm willing to take
that risk,' she said ; ' I'll bring my dog
with me this afternoon and if . ho recog
nizes me I'll take the picture.' Later in
the day she brought in the canine, and
the sagacious little animal, after survey
ing the portrait for a moment, ran up
and hcked the painted hand. My lady
took the picture without any further ob
jections." " But the likness must have been strik
ing," I said, "to deceive the dog."
"Not necessarily," said the artist; "I
took the precaution of rubbing a piece of
bologna sausage over the hand before the
dog arrived. "Philadelphia Times.
Significance of the Seal.
It is the 'fashion in Paris just now to
use sealing wax of all hues of the rain
bow, and many more beside, and a mean
ing attaches to each of them. Thus,
white sealing wax means a proposal oi
marriage ; black, a death ; violet, condo
lences ; invitations to dinner are sealed
with chocolate color; Vermillion is used
for business letters, ruby color by fortu
nate lovers; green means hope; brown,
melancholy (derived, possibly, from
brown study); blue, constancy ; yellow,
jealousy; pale green conveys a reproof;
pink is used by young ladies, and gray
Mrs. John Sherwood met Oliver Wen
dell Holmes in London and asked him
how he was enjoying himself, iin tli
old gentleman leaned over and whispered
to his countrywoman: I am asphyxi
ated with admiration. "
The poundrhaster of Oakland, C:l.r
cold for $12 at an estray auction an in.
claimed horse. The animal was suhsi-
quently identified as a $4,000 thorough'
IS LI I K OK I'll I.I vim; ?
Not il you go tliron
h l lie world a
dvspeptie. 1;. .'v
tablets are a i-:live cure fur the
worst forms o! J -p'-psi:, Inuiges
tion. Fhilult iK :i'i.i . Constipation.
jiiar.inteeil ni,il .-.eld l y . II. lleni
What It Coats to Smoke.
Dr. F. B. Nofsinger, Kansas Citv'c
postmaster, does not Brooke-very much,
l.;.t Ii-1 has nevertheless sent a number of
; : -nUicks up in clouds during the pa.
'., l years. The doctor is a comfort-V-!
(oi l (-1 man and likes to eniov the u: 1
things going. Ho does not smoke more
uian nve cigars a uay lie tmuus more
: ; a i ... n.i
Jir.ni ue injurious to ins neaitll. iiu
makes a total of 150 per month, or 1.81!!)
i" vcar, which number multiplied by
u, uie numoer oi years me uoctor iie.-i
u '-in given to the weed, gives a grand
total of 54,000. These cigars retail at
0 cents apiece, but Dr. Nofsinger buy 3
them by the hundred and in that way tho
expense is but 7 cents to the unit. At
cents apiece tne 04,wu cigars smoked m
"0 years would cost $3,780. Had the
beeu purchased at 10 cents apiece, the e
pense would nave ueen $o,4Uj. And in
consideration of the fact that tho post
master is a protty good kind of fellow,
he must have given away about $1,000
worth. Rather a snug 6ura of money,
the moderate smoker's cigar bill for iJ
years. Kansas City Times.
It is stated that soap in India is regarded
almost in the light of a natural curiosity,
for it is rarely, if ever, to be obtained o'
:s shopkeeper there. Of course it is sold
in the larger towns; but the amount used
by the natives must be very small, seeing
that the total consumption of soap in
India last year was onlv 5,000 tons. This
lueiins that the amount used by each,
pei son for the year was considerably less
Ij -: fMincn. rcharnhers Journal.
A CHILI) KILLED.
Another child killed by the use of
opiates givoi. in the form of Soothing
syrup. Why mothers give their
children such deadly poison is
surprising when theycmi relieve the
child of its peculiar troubles by using
J)r. Acker's Iwbv soother. It con
tains no opium or morphine. For
sule by W. II. Fleming. o.
SpoM on Vchui.
A bulletin of the Belgian Royal Acad
emy of Sciences states that the dark spots
that have been noticed by observers on
Venus are of a permanent character.
Observations have been made of success
ive rotations of this planet, and the facts
(IwnoiMtrate that after an interval of
three years the spots were fixed enough
ti I in recognized, and that the markings
are not accidental, but are probably due
to some configuration of the land, like
tli"? of the planet Mare. The atmos-
pMi're is so dense ou Venus that the sue-
rwof the recent observations were much
Headache and Neuralgia like a
dream I'tcles nvny under the magic
influence of Megrimine. Free sntn
plo on Hpplienli'H. The Dr. White
hall Megrimine '.. South llend,
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Rain Made to Order.
Washington, June, 23. The last
agricultural appropriation bill con
tained an appropriation of $7000 to bo
used in experiments in the produc
tion of rainfall. The department is
now about to embark in these experi
ments, having prepared to test prac
tically the theory that heavy explo
sions cause rainfall. Last eveniDga
preliminary trial was made, and a
balloon sent up in the northern sub
urbs exploded with great violence
amid the clouds. Whether the sub
sequent downpour of rain later in the
evening was caused by the explosion
remains to be determined, and the
department will try the experiment
on a larger scale to-morrow to test
the efficiency of this means of break
ing summer droughts.
Enormous Pension Payments.
Washington, June 23. Commis
sioner Itaum today signed invalid
army pension certificates to the num
ber of 600,000, granted for disabilities
Incurred during the late war. Wid
ows and minora certificates have
been issued to the number of 295,471,
navy invalids 11,510 and nRvy wid
ows 5687. There have been paid
since July 1, 1SG1, to survivors of the
late war, war of 1812, Mexican war
and war of the revolution or their
widows and children, an aggregate of
Dr. G. W. Earle, Pickens, S. C,
writes: "I recommended 13. B. B.
10 a man wno naa sunerea lor years
with a malignant ulcer on his leg,
that seemed to resist all other treat
ment. After using four or five bot
tles the ulcer began to heal and his
leg is now sound and well." .
A Startling Astronomical Fact.
Professor Charles A. Young, the emi
nent Princeton astronomer, recently sat
chatting in the court of the Palace. One
of his listeners could not refrain from
asking him in an offhand way :
"what is to you the most wonderful
end startling fact of astronomy ?"
"The fact that your great Lack tele
scope reveals .about 100,000,000 of stars,
and that every one of them is a sun
theor ally, and by analogy giving
light .nd heat to his planets. You know
the I telescope reveals stars so small
that i wuuld require 30,000 of them to
be vis. Me to the naked eye. San Fran-
A carpenter by the name cf M. S.
Powers, fell from the roof of a house
in East Des Moines, Imvn, imd sus
tained a painful and serious sprain
of the wrist, which he cured with
one Imt'le of Cn.imheil.-iins' I'aiii
Balm. le says it is Worth $" a hot-
... T . . I . 1. .
lie. iicosi nun .; eenis. j-ur Sale
by Uitchey it J!o.-tick, Druggists,
lltd-Ake" is a specfic
Young wife. "We are told to 'cast
our bread upon the waters. " The
brute. "But don't you do it. A
vessel might run against it and get
wrecked. New York Herald.
you wait Preston's
Farm implements and tools are
damaged more by exposure to alter
nate rain and sunshine thaii by actual
Immediate relief! using Preston's
During the year ending. June 30,
1800, there were sent from the United
States to pay for beet sugar bought in
If fails, money refunded ; Preston's
We seem to have three kinds of
people those who are moving for
ward, these who are standing still,
and those who are going to start in
some direction soou.
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Let us have peas. They can be
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on the cornstalks, and while not in-.
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it i I
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Two French icronauts landed
New York last week with a large
balloon in which they will attempt
to cross the Atlantic, probably in
If vou have headache try Preston's
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Maud (calmly) " Well, mv !Hr. I
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; Have you ever used mercury? If so,;
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Sat the time?
Don't you know that as
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