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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE. TENNESSEE. S Y ! I
Alc my arnta for W. L. Ponglaa Shoe.
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ngency, and get tbrm for you.
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THE BEST SHOE IN THE WORLD FOR THE MONEY?
It Is a seamless shoo, with no tax-kB op wax thread
to hurt the feet; made of the best line calf, stylish
nnd easy, and btcauM we make more ihoee of thi
firad than any other manufacturer. It equals Band
newed shoes costing from $4.10 to $5.00.
4&R OtMJeniilun lland-apwrd, the finest calf
PJs shoe ever offered for .S.0ils equals French
Imported shoes which cost from $8.00 to $12.00.
CA ww Hnnd-Sewed Welt hhoe, fine calf,
stylish, comfortable and durable. The best
shoe over offered at this price j same grade as custom-made
shoes costing from $6.00 to $9.00.
CO 30 Police Minei Fanners, Railroad Men
4Oa and Letter Carriers ull wear them; flue calf,
seamless, Binootu Inslile. heavy three soles, exteu
Mon edKe. One pair will wear a year.
CO oO (Inn cnlfj no better shoe ever offered at
Omm this price; one trial will convince those
who want u shoe for comfort nnd service.
CO !i3 nnd S.i.00 Worklnifiiiun's shoes
ifrtSmm are very strong and durable. Those who
have given them a trial will wear no other make.
RAVC' M.OO nnd 81.73 school shoes are
OUJO worn by the boys everywhere; they sell
"U thulr merits, ns the Increasing Dales show.
A H !C Hnnd-Hcwed shoe, befit
CI W ICO Uongola, very stylish; equals French
Imported shoes costing from $4.00 to 86.00.
l.ndieit' 4.50, S4.00 nnd shoe for
MiswB are the best fine Donuolu. Stylish and durable.
Cnulion, See that W. L. Douglas' name and
Price are stumped on the bottom of euch shoe.
W. L. IXHJUHS. Brockton, Mass.
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fitnooth and white. Viola Cream is
not a paint or powder to cover defects,
but a remedy to cure. It is superior to
all other preparations, and is guaranteed
to give satisfaction. At druggists or mail
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D. IS. CAUSON. Acent.McMinnville.Ten
It is coming. Nearly every tigri-
cultural paper you pick up now, and
many that are not strictly agricultu
ral, are agitating the question. Let
them keep on agitating. A better
system of agriculture is imperatively
Hprnniulprl. nnd will iln mnrfl in ip.
eve l'ie Keneral depression than any
other one thing. I ho southern cot
ton crop is assuming immense pro
portions. We are now producing
eight millions or more of the eleven
or twelve million bales annually
raised on the globe. Yet this is a
small crop very small compared
with what we are capable of raising.
Nine acres out of every ten of the
land devoted to cotton culture could
be made to yield from two to four
times the amount of lint cotton now
raised upon it. Without one addi
tional acre to ihe area we plant in
cotton, the southern crop could easily
be doubled ! Or, better yet, we
could cut our cotton fields down to
one-third their present size, and siill
raise eight million bales annually.
The increased cost per aero for fertil
izers and better culture would be
over-balanced by the value of the
In the earlier ages of tho human
race, when agriculture was but slight
ly followed, little was known of the
nature of plant growth and the
necessary constituents of the soil to
insure the best results. Moses, how
ever, knew enough to realize the im
portance of rest for land, and so in
structed his followers. "And six
years thou shalt sow thy land, and
shall gather in the fruits thereof; but
the seventh year thou shalt let it
rest and lie still." Ex. 23: 10, 11.1
Resting land may therefore be con
sidered the most primitive method
of restoring lost fertility. When al
lowed to "lie still," it soon grows up
in weeds and other uncultivated
plants entirely different in their
chemical nature from the cultivated
crops that were raised upon it. This
fact teaches us the necessity of rota
tion of crops. It also teaches that
the dense shade of the voluntary
growth exercises a benign influence
over the soil by enabling it to retain
moisture and accumulate invisible
matter for plant life.
While rest and rotation or crops
teach us valuable lessons, they are
merely the initiatory steps in agri
cultural education. Experience
teaches us that in order to attain still
greater results, we must restore some
thing to our sou which the crops we
remove take away, and we must do
this every year if we would make
our business pay. One of the great
est object lessons this country can
show, is the noted seed farm (Blooms
dale) of David Landreth & Son's,
near .Philadelphia. Here we see
land that has been in continuous cul
tivation for more than a century,
still producing fine crops of garden
vegetables. There is no great secret
as to how this is done. It is simply
by restqring to the soil the same ele
ments ot plant loou that the crops
heretofore raised have consumed.
We must not fail to bear in mind
that any land, even the most fertile
black prairie or the richest alluvium
of our river bottoms, will in time
loose its fertility if nothing is given
back to compensate for the plant food
taken off. On these very fertile soils,
the process of exhaustion is so grad
ual that it is scarcely perceptible at
first, but eventually the falling off in
the yield will make itself painfully
manifest. In the early settling of
our ncn western ssiaies, u was re-
lievea by many mat the soil was
really "inexhaustible," but experi
ence has proved differently. The
rich lime lands of Texas, so splen
didly adapted to grain-growing,
should not be allowed to run down
by the starvation practice. Grain
growing and stock-raising should go
hand in hand, and by combining the
two, our farmers need suffer no in
convenience from want of manure in
plenty. They should adopt the in
tensive plan of agriculture, and
make every acre produce as near its
full capacity as possible. They
should take timely warning from the
grain-growers of California, who,
thirty years ago, believed the'r lands
to be "inexhaustible," but who
now find, to their sorrow, a sad falling
off in their ci ops.
Mr. S. S. Hoynton of Oroville, Cal.,
in a recent number of the American
Ru'-al Home says :
ii a ti,0 first American far
mers of this State found a virgin soil
that had long been enriched from
the herds and Hocks pastured upon it.
When the ground was planted it
yielded enormously. In 1853 a field
of 100 acres in Pajaro valley yielded
9,000 bushels of barley. A single
acre prod ucey 119 bushels!
"The field that won the prize from
the State agricultural society in 18o9
produced 67 bushels per acre. In the
same year a field in Napa county
yielded 90 bushels per acre."
After citing several other instances
of lagve y'elds, coming down as late
as the year 1S00, Mr. Uoynton says:
"If ai the present time a farmer
harvests twemv-five bushels an acre
he is doing well. In many instances
this season they have not obtained
Why this alarming decrease? The
reason is plain. These farmers have
been subjecting their lands to the
starvation and bleeding process.
They have now well nigh bled them
to death, and California is by no
means the only State .where agricul
tural phlebotomy is practiced.
Some months since John Howard,
writing to the Dallas News from
Wichita Falls, enumerated quite a
list of large yields of grain in that
(Wichita) county. The fine adapta
bility of our Texas Pan Handle to
grain-growing is now well known;
but will the farmers who ne seUliivj
up that fertile and salubrious region
take warning from the experience of
farmers in California and elsewhere,
and adopt tho intensive method, or
go on in the old style of land s'ai va
tidn and depletion? It is to be hoped
they will have the prudent fore
thought to adopt the more profitable
Intensive agriculture does not
mean immense tracts of land under
cultivation and beloncintr to oue
man. It means "small farms and a
heap of 'em" in a hih slate of cul
ture, yielding from two to twenty
times as much per acre as is com
moniy grown under the pioneer
method. It means progress in the
greatest or all sciences, it means
giving every honest, industrious
man a chance to make a living by
encourage small farms rather than
immensely large ones, it means
less manual and mo-e mental labor-
shorter work hours and more hours
for rest and reereation. It means
the elevation of the agriculturist to a
higher plane of intelligence and good
living. In short, it means beiter
times for everybody else. It means
a'l this and much more, and it's
coming, too. , Don't fo'get that.
Slowly, steadily, sirely, intensive
agriculture is coming and coming to
stay. T. R. Baldwin.
Dallas County, Texas.
The Worst Roads in the World.
There is no doubt that one of the
minor reasons why our farming has
long been depressed ia our wretched
roads. Being so often wrongly los
cated, they cost far too much to keep
in repair; but what is worse, the
"operating expenses," as the rail
roads term it, are vastly too great. In
other words, 6teep hills wash out far
more than level roads, and tax the
btrength of the team, harness and
wagon that is, wear them out
much faster than more level roads.
In the matter of wagon roads we
Americans are in the barbarous
stage; we rank with Turkey and the
remote parts of Russia. It is safe to
say that the roads of the best and
most favored part of this rich land
are far worse than those of the poor
est part of poor and tax-ridden Ger
many. I speak what I know In say
ing that one can drive with heavy
loads over the highest passes of the
Alps, and encounter no grades so
steep as those common on the best
and most travelled roads in a hill v
New York region. Stuttgart is in
the midst of the high hills of
Wurtemberg; yet I have repeatedly
seen a yoke of cows which were giv
ingmilk haul as heavy loads to and
from the city, as a pair of good farm
horses will do over more Important
and much travelled American roads
As a matter of fact, a considerable
amount of road-teaming in parts of
Germany is done by milk cows.
Iialy is the poorest of all highly
civilized countries, yet has excellent
wagon roads. She could afford noth
ing else; our roads would ruin her
Her farme'S cannot afford to waste
their suhsiance in lmuling their pro
dtiC'Sand supplies at three times the
necesivy cost. No doubt but one
ha1 f, if not more, of our road-horses
and eqcipment could tie sold it our
roads we e what they ought to be.
Agan, the wear and tear of the re
duced cijf'iinie.it would be consider
ably lo'-i.ied on tho bei.er roads,
ami nd l.us'ties would be grrtly
facl'iia.ed.' The e Is one credit, how
ever, that must lie given to the bad-nc-
of our roads; it has forced the
perfection of wagon-building until
ours are the best wagons In the
world. Light, strong and elastic,
they can pound against rocks, climb
out oi ruts, be hauled up grades as
steep ns a roof, and yet carry loads
and endure for years.
A Wonder Worker.
Mr. Frank Huffman, a young man
of Burlington, Ohio, states that he
had own under the care of two prom-
nent physicians, and used their treat
ment until lie was not able to get
around. They pronounced his case
to be consumption and incurable, lie
was persuaded to try Dr. King s New
Discovery for Consumption, Coughs,
Colds, and at that time was not able
to walk across the street without resi-
ng. He found before he hd used
half of a dollar bottle, that he was
much better; he continued to use
it and is today enjoying good health.
If you have any Throat, Lung or
Chest trouble try it. We guarantee
satisfaction. Trial bottles free at
Ritchey & Bostick's Drug Store. 5
Why They Stopped.
Harry and Bobby were brotheis
eight and nine years of ar,e. Coming
ate from school one day, their
"Why are you late, boys?"
Bobby, the younger, was usually
the spokesman on such occasions and
"What did you stop for?" said
"To see two boys fightin'."
"Indeed ! and who wero the boys?"
"Harry was one."
"Ah, indeed! and who was the
"The other was me," answered
the unabashed Bobby.
You Can Rely
Upon Hood's Sarsaparillu us a posi
tive remedy for every form of scrofu
la, salt rheum, boils, pimple? and all
other diseases caused by impure
blood. It eradicates every impurity
and at the same time tones and vital
izes the whole system.
Constipation, and all troubles with
the digestive organs and the liver,
are cured by Hood's Pills. Unequal
led as a dinner pill.
Every twenty-four hours 1,140
trains rush past the signal tower of
the Pennsylvania Railroad on Filbert
Street, Philadelphia, a record that
can be equalled by no other point on
If given in time, your chickens
will never have gapes or cholera.
We mean Ganter's magic chicken
tirdrl n nnro ri tqxt ' '
by W. II. Fleming.
NOTHING NEW 1
They h&76 feaea Uumi&cturii
FOR 40 YEARS
AnA ar HOW, u tliy ALWAYS
MOST POPULAR MADE.
Uore than 600,000 have been sold ilnoo first
made, and tbe saw of tnem Increases
STOVE AND RANGE
For sale by McMinnville Hardware Go,
SLEEPLESSNESS CURED. 4
I am triad to testify that I nscd Pastor Koe
nk's Norve Tonic with the best gucoiiia for
BleepleseneBs.and believo that Is really u treat
relief for sutlerlng humanity.
E. FRANK, Pantor,
St. SeTcrln, Keylcrton V. O., Pa.
JlBSFTTttJ.lt, Ilu, Mny 30th, JKUH.
1 take ploacure to lft mi know thnt my boy is
'111 nil riKht, be hss not hnd any of the pn?nis
pinro nbout Murrta 20th. The people can hardly
lielievo it from the fHctthathu tutu as tunny uelt!
a lnv or more. I believe he whs b very nervous
child all his lifo but did Dot show any Hian of
FIniDS until lust December, fitter which they
enrao in regular nuccespion, nnd I had 3 doctors
attending who could do nothing for him, nor
even tell uawhntwas the matter. Ihaddet-imir-p.l
of hix over fretting well, until I ?ot Koeultf's
Nerve Tonic. After tnkinK not quitea bottieful
lio got quite well nnd hns riot had the least sign
of Eiiasms since. Koepectfully yours,
I tetlfy to the facta as staled nuove to be
Strictly trc. JAS. 1IAKTX. Pastor.
A ValimMe Hook on rvon
l)lse' xei't free to any addn hn
and iiiMr i'ti.-ntK ran nUo obtain
uiih iiieiiK ino tree ot iiure.
This remedy has ben prepared by Iho Rever
end PsstorKoenia. ot Fort Wavne.Ind.. Rinro 1K;6,
and is now prepared under hin direction by tho
KOENIC MED. CO., Chicago, III.
Sold by Di'UifK'mls lit SI per liottlo. 6 lot
5. I.nrte Size, l."3.Ti ISottles for 99,
A Household Remedy j
FOR ALL r
tHa K rA
Bofante Diced Oa!ni 5
i It Citron SCROFULA, ULCERS, SALT
t 11 lurg5 RHEUM. ECZEMA, every 0
lorm ot mllgnant SKIN ERUPTION, be- O
Sides being efficacious In toning up tho A
eystem and restoring the constitution,
when Impaired frrm any cause, tts V
almost supernatural healina properties 4
justlly us in guaranteeing a cure, it a
dlrscllnn ar InllnuAit V
directions are followed,
"nook of UaiKicn."
BLOOD BALM CO., Atlanta. Ca.
..j t rirmvn . mn lair.
boukfree. Dn UTiuKT A NoHlin
Ho. 145 Kim strmt, Cincinnati, o.
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aalv. tl kVaaar. w lark. Writ, fur kMkalfrMfbraU.
CVaniri and brautilies tha Lr.
PruniDtci a lmuriant growth.
Never Falls to Hcstore Gray
Hair to its Vouthfnl ' lor.
Curd acalp tliii(aea t hair iM.lin
SV.tiid SH"at Dnicylrts
WY.k Luncu. Drl.ihly, IncligtUion, 1'ain, Take lu time. SUcU.
M Parker'a tinlf er ToiitD. It rurei tha wor.i Coimh.
HINDERCORNS. Tha nnlrnm cure for Corna.
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"Bv it thorough kuowledee of the natural
laws which govern the operations of diges
tion and nutrition, nnd by a careful appli
cation of the fine- propertied of well-select
eu Cocoa, Mr. Lppa has provided our break
fast tables with a delicately flavoured bever
agA which may save us many heavy doctor's
bills. It ia by the judicious use of such ar
ticles of diet that a constitution may be
gradually built above until strong enough
to resist every tendency to disease. Hun
dreds of subtle maladies are floating around
us ready to attack wherever there is a weat
point. We may escape many a fatal abaft
by keeping ourselves well fortified with
pure blood and a properly nourished
name. Ltvu service Uazctte, Made simply
with boiling water or milk, bold only lit
half-pound tins, by Grocers, labelled thus:
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Chemists, London, England.
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