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8 SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINNVILLE, TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, NOV. 24, 1883.
To the Standard :
Homestead Fertilizar and Corn.
W.B. Hill. Esq.: Dear Sir With
pleasure 1 answer your various in
quiries, through the Standard, about
Homestead fertilizer and its effects on
corn in different soils. First, however,
I wish to say ti nt the estimate reported
by me in a former communication to
the Standard vas not overdrawn.
And further I will say that a small
plat of about 3 acres (2 acres and 128
poles) which we are gathering today,
will yield 12 barrels or more to the
acre. This plat of land has been in
meadow for ten years. In May of this
year the grass disappeared and a heavy
crop of weeds sprang up. This we
turned under the last days of May and
planted in corn, drilling the same 4 to
5 feet apurt, drilling in with the corn
100 pounds of fertilizer to the acre,
also a heavy crop of peas.
lour lo acres described to me in
your letter of the 12th inst., will yield
kindly to the Hoinpstead fertilizer if
well broken and cultivated, and you
need not fear a worm nor bug or any
thing else. Break your poor knolls
deeply and plant, puttiug the same
quantity of fertilizer in the hill aud
scalier iinuy nurnyard manure over
Answer to inquiry No. 1 : I used
ou pounus iertuizer to tne acre in my
test ns stated in the Standard of the
10th- -800 pounds for ten acres, costing
620. Hauling 82, dropping the same
m the hill 81, making the total cost of
the ten acres 823. I estimate the extra
product of the two years at 80 barrels,
which, at 82 per barrel, is S1G0. From
this take the cost, 823, and have left a
clear profit of 8127 in two crops.
lour inquiries i and 4 : 1 did not
get a good stand the first planting,
. 11 i.i
owing to me coldness or tne ground
and the corn coming in contact with
the fertilizer. Later in the season,
when the ground gets warm and dry,
the corn will come up before the fer
tilizer injures the heart.
G. M. Smartt.
To the Standard :
The Nashville Convocation recently
held here is said to have been the most
successful ever held in the Diocese of
Middle Tennessee. The following were
present; Dr. C. W. Gray, Dean ; Rev.
W. G. Thompson, Secretary ; Rev. C,
M. Gray, Treasurer; Dr. Beckett,
Columbia, Dr. Howard, XTulla
homa, Rev. 1 A. Fitts, Clarksville,
Rev. R. Totton, head master Otey
school, Rev. Alfred Anderson, col.,
Cumberland Furnace, Mr. Radfortf,
Clarksville, and Mr. Parker, Mount
Pleasant, lay delegates. The next
meeting will be held at the church of
the Holy Trinity, Nashville. Circuit
court, Judge Stark presiding, adjourned
last Tuesday. We understand Galla
tin is to have the next meeting of the
State Teachers Institute, which will be
in December. Gallatin is an appropii
ate place, as it is an educational point
of some importance. The weather has
been very changeable lately. A few
days ago the thermometer was down to
18, and now it is 5G. . M.
To the Standard :
Viola is quiet this week. Farmers
are verv busy gathering corn. The
work on the college is moving on nice
ly. Our millinery shop is in full head
way now. Mr. H. C. Dodd, who has
been confined to his bed for some time,
is improving. Arna St. John and Miss
Laura Stubblefield have returned from
a visit to Cannon county. There
talk of a Christmas tree in the college
if it is completed in time.
To the Standard.
Nashville, Nov. 21. On my ar
lival at Nashville, I took rooms at the
Nicholson House, where I had the
pleasure of meeting with a goodly
number of the legal lights of your
Chancery circuit attending Federal
Court and each, too, performing
friendly ofhee for his preference for
Chancery Judge to fill a vacancy in
your circuit. Hancock, of Murfrees-
boro, seems to be the Dearest timber,
Ihe Governor has but little time left
him after hearing the speeches and pe'
titions of the friends of the various ap
plicants. The Governor 13 not likely
to appoint any one for a few days, de
signing evidently, to demonstrate a sort
of respectable consideration for the
claims of all. E.
About Marketing Apples.
Complaint is frequently beaid con
cerning the quality of apples sold in
city markets, and even by the best
dealers. The trouble arises from the
fact that the grading is not done at the
right time, nor at the proper place.
Not one farmer in five knows, or prob
ably cares, what constitutes a first-
class marketable apple. The fault
lies with the farmer and with the
country dealer. Apples are gathered
up largely by buyers who go through
the country with teams, in many in
stances barreling the fruit in the
orchards as it is gathered, and thence
sending it directly to the market.
Every fall a class of men. generally
sharp, shrewd fellows, who have al
. . . i
ways by them a little ready casn, go
into the apple business with active en
ergy. The point is to make money ,
and to make it quickly. Their plan of
operation is to start buyers out over
the country, and to also have a depot
or ware room in the countyseat. There
a man is stationed to take care of what
is brougntin by the farmers themselves
borne attempt is made at sorting, so
far as relates to keeping different
varieties separate, but no attention, at
most not sufficient attention, is paid to
other datails of far more importance.
In first-dusa apples uniformity of
size is desirable; in the next place,
soundness. If an apple be wormy.
the worm-hole is red and discolored, or
if the fruit is bruised, no matter how
slightly, then it is second class fruit,
and should be classed as such. Wind
fall apples, or those which have been
shaken from the trees should never be
put with fruit which has been
fully picked. Apples may appear
be perfectly sound and yet have lain so
long under the trees as to be scarcely
rated as second-class fruit. Small fruit
is apt to be hard aud green, as well as
knotty and wormy, while very large
apples are just as likely to be over
ripe, soft and utterly unfit for long
keeping. No light, spongy apples, nor
those in the least specked should be
packed with first class fruit. A leading
horticulturist has well said that if far
mers and fruit-growers were to throw
all small and inferior grades away and
not use them at all, the increased price
their good fruit would command would
more than pay them for their loss.
This is true; but it is well known that
it is not necessary to throw these grades
awav. 1 hey need not be lost; they
mve a use, and can be turned to profit,
but not by mixing them in with that
which is branded and sold as a first-
class article. These grades are valu
able for cider and vinegar making, aud
should be so used. But it seems that
short-sighted greed impels some farmers
and fruit-growers to put inferior fruit
into barrels with the good fruit and
delude themselves with the idea that
they are making by the operation. If
the entire crop of an ocrhatd is second-
class it will pay to grade- it as such.
If, out of a yield of 500 bushels, 100
are first-class, carefully grade them as
such and let the rest go for what they
will bring as second-class fruit. Sober
thought will convince the farmer that
his own interest will be advanced by
following at least some of the advice
here given. With the demand that
exists for good cider vinegar, and with
the prices he can obtain for first-class or
even second class fruit, by careful
management the orchard can be made
to pay in the future far better than it
has in the past. Chicago Tribune.
Nashville American : Mr. T. M.
Schleier, of this city, the photographer
who accompanied General Manager J.
W. Thomas and the officials of the
Nashville & Chattanooga railroad upon
their tour of inspection over the Spar
ta extension, exhibited at the American
office, yesterday, photographs of the
bridge over the Caney Fork, and also
the falls of that stream and the stir
rounding country owned by Hon. Asa
Faulkner. The photographs are tin
usually well executed, and give a fine
representation of the famous pictur
esque country along the line of the ex
All fashionable shoes have fur about
A GIANT AFFAIR.
The Strangest Marriage Ever Witness
ed in Pittsburg.
Pittsbtro, Nov. 20. The much
advertised and long talked-of wedding
of giants occurred here today, the cere
mony being wituessed by an immense
throng of people at the German Evan
gelical church. The groom was Pat
rick William O'Brien, the Irish giant,
and the bride Christian D. Duuz, the
German giantess. Outside of the
church a crowd gathered in such num
bers as to obstruct the trafic in spite of
the efforts of a large force of police.
Mr. O'Brien wore a full dress suit, and
a medal, presented to him by the land
league, ornamented his breast. The
bride wore an orauge-blossom wreath
and a veil that covered a superb dress
of white satin. In her haud she held a
boquet of eDormou3 size. After the
service, the bridal party drove at once
to Harris' museum and held a public
reception. This evening a special re
ception will be given at the Hamilton
Hotel. The wedding cake is the larg
est ever made, measuring nine feet in
circumference, and three feet in thick
ness. A giant loaf of bread, five feet
in length will decorate the table. This
was the first marriage of giants in
America and the second in the world.
The combined height of the bridal pair
is fifteen feet and three inches, and
they tip the beam at 540 pounds. The
wedding ring weighed seventeen pen
nyweights and five inches in circumfer
ence. A Famous Galaxy.
People who delight in beautiful
and good books will be astonished when
they 6ee, if they have not already seen,
the announcements of the "Caxtou
Illustrated" and other editions of stand
ard authors, issued this season. The
typography, and all mechanical quali
ties of printing and binding are simply
superb, and the prices a veritable mar
vel to the old time book-buyer. The
list includes the works, complete, of
Dickens, 15 volumns, i educed in price
from $22.50 to $9.00 net; Thackery's
from 61G.50 to $6.75; George Eliot's
from $12 to $3.75; Washington Irving's
from $20 to $4; Scotts Waverley
Novels, from $30 to $7.50: Hawthorne's
Works, from $21 to $6.50; J. Fenimore
Cooper's, from $32 to $12.50; Wm.
Black's, from $15 to $4; De Quincey's,
from $18 to $6.50. The publisher
sends them to any one for examination
before requiring any payment, on
reasonable evidence of good faith, and
will send a large catalogue of these and
other works free upon aplication.
John B. Alden, Publisher, 18 Vesey
St., New York. .
Value of Fairs.
An intelligent stockman remarked
to us at the Ohio State Fair last week
that he never saw a better educator
than that exhibition, or a better op
portunity than it afforded for observing
men to learn. And it is not likely
that many who were in attendance will
express a contrary opinion. It was
certainly such a school for the agricul
turist as can be found in do other place
than at such an exhibition. Nowhere
outside of the fairs can the farmer see
the best of everything he aims to pro
duce, aud finds the models to the
equality of which he is trying to bring
up the results of his labors. Here his
view is a comprehensive one. He is
not shut in by the prejudice and prefer
ences of n neighborhood, his horizon
reaching practically over the world.
Here he can measure his work by the
work ot others by the men who have
won national reputation through the
excellence of their products. Pitts
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lARGE SHEET ' Im'tat'on Stained Glass,
fcAAUM uukki gold every day in my store at
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to you, prepaid, for 10c, which is less tban
cost to me in 10,000 lots. Easily applied,
temporarily or permanently, to gloss already
in churches, homes, stores. Circulars free.
X MAS PRESENT, by mail 25c.-Machine
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FOR SALE BY
MEAD & RITCIIEY.
ON Wednesday, the 28th day of November
1883, at the residence of David Coppin-
ger, deceased, I will sell for cash in haud, to
the highest bidder, the following described
itroperty, viz: Iwo Copper Stills, Caps,
Worms, and all the appurtenances belong
ing to them, also about seventy-five Still
Tubs. One Black Mare, One Bay Horse,
One Yoke of Oxen, Ten Head of Sheep,
One set of Blacksmith Tools, and One
Wheat Thresher. Nov! 15th, 1883.
O. M.TIIURMAN, Trustee.
BIO CHRISTMAS OFFER, 1883.
We will send the "Philadelphia Herald"
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mouths, and either of our two beautiful chro
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