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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, NOA.7,1891. 6
TJ1E TWO AOKS.
Folk w ere hn py ps days were long
In I lift old Arcadian times,
When life Boomed only n dance am) a song,
In the sweetest of till sweet climes.
Our world grows bigger, and, stnge by stnge,
As the pitiless years have rolled,
We've quite forgotten the Golden Age
And come to the Age of Gold.
Time went by in a sheepish way
Upon Thessaly's plaiuc of yore.
In the Nineteenth Century, lambs at play
Mean mutton, and nothing more.
Our swains at present are far too cage
To live ns one lived of old;
So they coupled the crook of the Golden
With a hook in the Age of Gold.
From Corydou's reed the mountains round
Heard news of i.U latest flame,
And Tityrus mnde the tyoods resound
With echoes of Daphne's name.
They kindly left us a lasting gauge
Of their musical art we're told,"
And the Pandean pipe of the Golden Age
Lrings mirth to the Age of Gold,
Dwellers in huts and marble halls,
From shepherdes up to queen,
Cared little for bonnets and less for shawls,
Am) nothing for crinoline.
Hut now simplicity is not the rage,
And it's funny to think how cold
The dress they wore in the Golden Age ,
AVouId seem iu the Age of Gold.
Electric telegraphs, printing, gas,
Tobacco, balloons and uteitin
Are little events that have come to pass
Since the days of the old regime;
And, spite of Lempriere's dazzling page,
I'd give, though it might seem bold.
A hundred years of the Golden Age
For a year of the Age of Gold.
SOME GOOD CANDIES.
Cor. Home and Farm.
With autumn winds come thoughts
of Thanksgiving and IlQlidays, and
many a housewife is already begin
ning to count her resources and plan
for these seasons. Such as are remote
from confectioners or do not care to
pay the prices asked for their daint
ies, yet to whose . houses Home and
Farm 3 a welcome visitor, may find
help in the following receipes in pre
paring candies at home, which shall
be wholesome as well as .delicious.
I do not pretend originality, but
have selected such irom numerous
clippings as would come' within the
mean and achievement of most far
mers' wives, being neither expensive
or elaborate. The list cannot com
mence with a better head than the
Take one quart of molasses and
half a pound of butter. ' Boil the two
until the mass thickens. This will
require about half an hour. Then
stir with a spoon until the taffy will
become hard upon immersion in cold
water. Pour half a teacup of vine
gar into it, stir for half a minute and
put in buttered tins.
Three pounds of sugar, a quarter of
a pound of butter, half a teaspoonfu
of cream of tartar and enough water
to dissolve the sugar. Boil without
stirring until it will easily break in
cold water ; then pour into a well
buttered dripping-pan, and, when
almost cold, cut into small squares
If desired, eight drops of lemon may
be put into the mixture before boil
Take one cup of water to one and
one-half cups of sugar, and boll until
upon applying the tip of your finger
to the syrup and dipping into cold
water, it will roll up into a sraal
ball. Flavor with essence of ginger
or powdered ginger. Put some
the sugar against the sides of the
pan with a wooden spoon until it
tarns white; then pour into buttered
tins and put away in a cool place,
Lemon and almond candy may be
made in the same manner.
Take one-half as much water as
maple sugar, cook without stirring,
and when almost done, put in a
small piece of butter. When it be
gins to harden, take it off the fire
and stir rapidly until it becomes
a waxen substance. Then divide
it into balls and inclose each bull
between two halves of English
walnuts, ami put on a greas.'d plate
One pint of while sugar with water
enough to dissolve it, and four tahle
'Spoons of honey. lloil until it be
comes brittle on hoing dropped into
co'd water. Pour nil' i:Uo buttered
pans t coo!.
Take one c;:p of hiek--rynt:t meat,
two cup of v.:,Mr. hill' a cup of
water. 11 )ii ii' . 1, id u,.!n- to
gether without stirr::;:', until thick
enough to -t!-i ;o a totv.td. Flavor
if desired, then net in cold water.
Stir quickly until' white, then throw
in the nuts. Cut into squares.
Take two pounds of white sugar, a
teacup of water, mid boil until it
threads. Flavor liberally with va
nilla extract, then take from the tire
and stir until white, and creamy.
Have walnuts prepared, mould the j
candy into small ovals, (or round)
il.it cukes, press walnuts into the
ides, drop in granulated sugar and
set aside to cool.
Ingredients : One pound of white
sugar, one tablespoon of vinegar, one
teaspoon of lemon extract, one tea
spoon of cream of tartar, and a little
water to moisten the suga 5 boil un
til brittle. The extract should be
added jut before turning the mass
nto buttered plates. Cut in squares.
CREAM COCOANUT CANDY.
This is one of the most delicious
and wholesome of candies, and can
he made so cheaply thnt it should
figure in every housekeepers collec
tion of dainties. Heat slowly togeth-
r, one and a half pounds of grat ula-
tel sugar and the milk of a cocoanut
until the sugar is melted, then hoi!
for five minutes. Add one cocoanut
finely grated and boil for ten minutes
ongcr, stirring it constantly to pre
vent burning. It will take this can
dy nboqt two days to harden.
CHOCOLATE CA UA MELS.
One and a half cups grated choco-
ate, four cups of brown sugar, one
and a half cups of cold water, an
egg.sized piece of butter, and tw6
tablespoons of acid vinegar. Boil
this mixture over a brisk fire, until
it will become brittle on immersion
n water. Do not stir, but shake the
vessel while boiling, when finished,
pour off into a butter and flavored
dish, and divide into squares while
soft. Lemon or vanilla, two table
spoons gives the caramels a dainty
CHOCOLATE VANILLA CREAMS.
Two cups of pulverized sugar and
a half cup of cream. Boil for five
minutes and mold into balls while
hot ; take as much grated chocolate
as Is necessary, and steam over a tea
kettle until soft: cover the balls
with this and set away to harden.
Now, regarding the extract, it should
be added to the sugar and cream be
fore putting on the stove. If one
wishes, and has time and material
one can use different extracts in seps
arate lots of the mass and thereby
secure delicate shades, white, green,
piDk and yellow centers for the choc
oiate coverings. Strawberry extract
will give a pinkish, hue, lemon, a
yellow tint, while vanilla, unless
used extravagantly, leaves the cream
One cup of brown sugar, one cup
New Orleans molasses, one half cup
of water, tablespoon of butter, half a
teaspoon of cream of. tarter. As
soon as it will harden in water, add
three cups of shelled peanuts, through
which has been rubbed one half tea
spoon of soda. Peanuts should have
been previonsly roasted or boiled.
Th'ey are more digestible than when
raw. Cool in shallow pan.
Boil together without stirring a
pint of sugar, one-forth teacup of wa
ter, tablespoon of vinegar, one half
teaspoon of butter. When this syrup
will snap in cold water, pour it over
the popped corn and stir a minute.
Then dip the hands into very cold
water and rapidly mold the corn in
to balls. Put away in a cool place
or the corn will grow tough. The
syrup is sufficient for a peck of pop
Almost every recipe ends in the
injunction to use "buttered-tins," nor
is this repetition so unnecessary .as it
would at first' seem, if one would
avoid a failure from adhesion to ves
sels. Pans, such as nre usually used
for baking bread, are best for those
candies which should be served in
squares. There is no waste in cut
ting and no misshapen bits of candy.
These recipes have three good re
commendations the small amount
of ingredients and their kecpin
qualities. These things can nil be
laid in at the same time tit the raisins
and other cake matt rials, and will
keep fully us well. Then the sim-
plicity with which they arc com
pounded, and finally, the absolute
pui ity of everything. Such candies
tan he given to the most delicate of
childiva, and this rctt.inds me that
the fail days often bring other cares
aval aii.itics to the mother than
tho-e f..r h.T children's njoyinont.
So, for the little one with a cough or
cold, here is a nci; e. time hoiiond,
and to my will like it C -pile the hit
Boil two ounces of dried hoarhound
in a pint and a half of water for an
hour. Strain and add three and one
half pounds brown sugar. Boil over a
hot tire until sufficiently hard; then
pour Into flat, well-greased tins, and
divide into sticks 11s soon as it will
retain the shape. Winter-green can
dy can he made the same way.
Mrs. T. E. Hunter.
Guaranteed Cure for La Grippe.
We authorized our advertised drug
gist to sell you Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption, Coughs and
Colds upon this condition. If you
are afflicted witli La (Jrippe and will
use this remedy according to direc
tions, giving it a fair trial, and expe
rience no benefit, you may return the
bottle and have your money refund
ed, we make this oner,-because or
the wonderful success of Dr. King's
New Discovery during last season'u
epidemic. Have heard 01 no case in
which It lailed. Try it. Trial Dot
tles free at Ritchey & Bostiek's Drug
Store. Large size &0c and $1. 4.
Eat Before Sleeping.
New York Medical Journal.
Some persons though not actually
sick, keep below par in strength and
general tone, and I am of the opin
ion that fasting during the long in
terval between supper and break
fast, and especially the complete
emptiness of the stomach during
sleep, adds greatly to the amount of
emaciation, sleeplessness and general
weakness we so often meet. Physi
ology teaches that in the body there
is a perpetual disintegration of tissue,
sleeping or waking; it Is therefore
logical to believe that the supply ot
nourishment should be somewhat
continuous. As bodily exercise is
suspended during sleep, with wear
and tear correspondingly diminished,
while digestion, assimilation and nu
tritive activity continue as usual,
the food furnished during this period
adds more than is destroyed, and in
creased weight and improved general
vigor are the result.
AH beings except man are governed
by natural instinct, and every being
with a stomach, except man, eats be
fore sleep, and even the human in
fant guided by the same instinct,
drinks frequently day and night, and
if its stomach is empty for any pro-
longed period it cries long and loud
Digestion requires no interval of rest,
and if the amount of food during the
twenty-four hours is, in quantity and
quality, not beyond the physiological
limit, it makes no hurtful difference
to the stomach how few. or how short
are the intervals between eatin?, but
it does make a vast difference in the
weak and emaciated one's welfare
to have a modicum in the stomach
during the time of sleep, that, in
stead of being consumed by bodily
action, it may during the interval
improve the lowered system.
lam fully satisfied that wear the
weakly, the emaciated and the sleep
less to nightly take a light lunch or
meal of simple, nutritious food before
going to bed.fora prolonged period,
nine in ten of them would be there
by lifted into a better standard of
health; on the contrary, persons that
are too stout or plethoric should lol
low an opposite course.
IS LIFE WoltTH LIVING?
Not if you go through the world a
dyspeptic. Dr. Acker's Dyspepsia
Tablets are a positive cure for the
worst forms of Dyspepsia, Indiges
tion, flatulency anu Constipation.
uuaranteeu ana sola by vv. 11. F lem
Getting Rid of Hawks.
A few weeks ago a kinsman of one
of ray neighbors was visiting him,
and the two went out squirrel hunt
ing, says a writer in Home and
Farm. While out the kinsman said
he heard a hawk at a distance and
that he could call it to him. They
concealed themselves and he began
to initmate the hoot of a owl,
"too-whit, too-whit, too-whoo. The
hawk came at once and was dispatch
ed. Presently another came and was
disposed of in like manner. He
stated that he had killed as many as
eight in one day. Another neighbor
hearing of the trick, went to test it.
He concealed himself and began his
"too-whit, too-whoo" and in few
minutes a hawk alighted on a high
stump of a broken limb and was
easily shot. 1 le kept up calling and
presently another hawk came and
perched en (ho same limb and he,
too, was killed. While reloading his
gun the third hawk -alighted on the
same limb and remained tht re until
it was tdso killed. Thus thrcp hawks
were dispr--e;l of itkont the man
moving (.-.it of Ids trae:s.
When you o to tin
a'.er.tr a b-itt'.e of S d
kills pain. '2 en?s.
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Buttermilk for the Complexion.
I made a call on b very pretty
young friend the other day, and was
moved to comment on the exquisite
whiteness of her complexion. I beg
ged her to tell me what particular
face-bleach or cosmetic or wash she
had been using. For a minute she
hesitated, and then, with a bewitch-
ng little pout, she said:
It is just buttermilk. Mamma
told me about it," she went on to ex
plain, "and her old colored nurse
told her years ago down in Kentucky,
when papa used to come and see her.
And so the other day when I was
worrying over the freckles and sun
burn on my face, she bethought her
self of that old remedy and advised
me to try it. I did so, and behold
'Is there any particular way to ap
ply it?" I asked.
Just wash your face well with
water, and then take a silk sponge
and 'pat' it on all over your face and
neck. Then when you get up In the
morning wash it in clear water and
then in some more of the buttermilk,
and dry your face thoroughly with a
crash towel. You can get your milk
man to bring you in a pint or so
every morning, ana you win una it
a cheap as well as a perlect cosmetic."
Dr. John Hall, of New York, is re
ported as saying that he finds it a
means of grace to stand beiore one ol
the great store windows in Broad
way, and thank 'the. Lord for tin
large number of things in that win
dow he can do without.
Foreign Missionary Work.
The work of the American Board
of Missions is thus summarized :
Under the care of the Board
through twenty-one missions, planted
amid great populations, giving access
to more than 100,000,000 souls, and
circleing the globe, comprising more
than 1,000 great cities and strategic
points where the gospel is regularly
preached and Christian schools are
maintained, employing 538 mission
aries, seconded by a force of 2,648 na
tive preachers and teachers, includ
ing 410 Churches with 48,226 com
municants, gathering an army of
46,403 pupils in schools of all grades
from the theological seminary and
college on the one hand to the com
mon school and the kindergarten on
the other, ministering medical relief
to 100,000 patients, and distributing
the Scriptures and Christian litera
ture by millions of pages annually
the sublime work of evangelizing the
pagan nations is moving forward
amid multiplied proofs of God's fa
vor, and the day of redemption for a
lost world is hastening apace. -
For headaches, biliousness, conti
pation, dizziness, sleeplessness, the
blues, scrofula, the blood and nil skin
eruptions Dr. Fenner's Blood and
Liver llemedy and Nerve Tonic
never fails. Warranted to satisfy or
money refunded. J? or sale by J. V.
Tate & Co., McMinnville, Tenn.
Breaking It Gently.
In the province of Holslein, noted
for its superior breed of tattle, the
country people are not only very
thrifty but exceedingly fond of their
Farmer Jan was walking sadly
down the road one day when the vil
I age pastor met him.
"Why so sad. Farmer Jan?" said
"An, 1 nave a very, sad errand
pastor," replied Jan.
"What is it?"
"Farmer Henrik's cow is dead in
my pasture, and I am on my way to
. "A hard task, Jan."
"Indeed it is pastor, but 1 sha
break it to him gently."
"How will you do that?"
"I shall tell him first that it is his
mother who is dead, and then, hav
ing opened the way for sadder new
still, I shall tell him it is not his
mother, but the cow."
Cures in fifteen minutes ;
"Henry asked me to be his wife las1
night," hlio told her chum. "O, I'm
so dclighlt-d, fJortrudc.
did it happen!" '
me, and I said '
he Ju-t stood 11;
ml fo'ded 1
arm.-." "Wlial! lie was no more
interested than that?" "Oh, but yon
see I was in them wlnn he foi led
theni!" Philadelphia Times.
The man who prefers to be right
rather than to I10M office tan aiwav-
j have his way; l.I-.t it is looie difiietil-
I ty fi r the man who had rather ho'd
j office ti nil he ri.;h?.--New Or'ca'v
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Apples as a Medicine.
Chemically the apple is composed
of vegetable fihpr, albumen, sugar,
gum, cholorophyll, malic acid, gallic
acid, lime and much water. Further
more, the German analysis say that
he applo contains a larger percent
age of phosphorus than any other
fruit or vegetable. This phosphorus
is admirably adapted for renewing
hesssential nervous matter, lethicin,
f the brain and spinal cord. It is
erhaps for the same reason rudely
understood that old Scandinavian
traditions represented the apple as
the foods of the gods, who, when
they felt themselves to be growing
feeble and infirm, resorted to this
fruit for renewing their powers of
mind and bodies. Also the acids of
the apple are of signal use for men of
sedentary habits whose lives are slug
gish in action, these acids serving to
eliminate from the body noxious
matters, which, if retained, would
make the brain heavy and dully, or
bring about jaundice or skin erup
They Resumed. '
Detroit Free Press.
A Hastings street girl isn't troubled
by her father any more now when
the young men come around in the
evening. About a month ago t,!ie
was having a charming time with h
young fellow from Jefferson avenue.
when they heard the old gentleman
shuffling around at the head of the
stairs. Tht'y stopped talking and
then they heard his voice.
"Mary," it called, eomplainihgly..
"Yes, papa," said Mary.
"Didn't I hear the clock; dow
there strike 11 a few minutes ago?"
"No, papa," she replied, sweetly;.
"not unless you were out in the hall
listening, instead of being in bed,,
where you ought to be."
Then they heard him shuffling-
away, and they resumed operations-
Are hroien down from overwork or household
r Brown's Iron Bitters
rebuilds the system, aids digestion, remove! ex
cels of bile, and cures malaria. Get the genuine.
Preserving the Complexion,
A great deal can be done towards
having a fine and smooth complex
ion, by a systematic treatment of
rubbing, says . The Ladies' Home
Journal. A fine towel or a bit of red
flannel are best for rubbing, twice a
day, or four times, if rapid results are
to accrue. By degrees as the skin
gains tone and elasticity from hav
ing thrown off the waste matter in
its ducts that kept it clogged, sickly
and flabby the friction can increase
in energy. The skin becomes, not
tougher, but more resistant. If the
rubbing is too hard at first, however,
it is liable to produce redness and
pimples. Even slight friction will
do this at times on an unaccustomed
skin. But the treatment should be
preserved in nevertheless, and the
skin soon becomes extraordinary fine
THE FIRST SYMPTOMS OP DEATH .
Tired feeling, dull headache, pains
in various parts of the body, sinking
at the pit of the stomach, loss of ap
petite, feverish n ess, 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
Elixir has never failed to remove
scrofulous or syphilitic poison. Sold
under a positive guarantee. For sale
by W. II. Fleming. 4.
The Cultivation of Corn.
Look closely at the growing com,
says the American Cultivator, and
you will find most valuable hints
about cultivation, and where most of
the feeding roots lie. When only a
few inches high its leaves bend out
ward each way from the hill. A
light rain falls and the pointed leaves
carry the water down to their point
and drop in on the soil. Just under
this dripping you will find thousands
of little white threads that come
from the roots, and with mouths up
turned to catch the moisture as it fil
ters through the soil. By the time
the leaves hetid over to the middle of
the rows, (i;ie roots will have pene
trated every portion of the soil be
tween the hi!!.-. , There will be com
paratively few fi-cding roots io ii.id--u
umer within a few incln of the
hill, as very little of the water that
ft'.N oa a eni.vir; field of corn
t' lis iht
oil that i- so often
around the stock to make a 1;
feeTmg p'ace for the corn roots,