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February Fragments- By "Our Devil." A NEGATIVE VIEW. Tax tho bachelors? That's rouh, Don't they troubles have enough? What they suffer no one knows, Mending pantaloons and hose; Trying vainly to swear As they darn their underwear. Tax them? Heaven protect them, no! Pity them and let them go. Tax la Grippe and laryngitis, Toothache, corns and meningitis, Rheumatism and bronchitis, These afflictions one and all In comparison are small, With the woes that each day brings To the poor, forsaken things. Lay a tax on joy and mirth, Tax at death and tax at birth, Tax 'most anything on earth, But let out the poor, lone, harried Bachelor that can't get married. LEFT. Here's an answer to my wooing In this fine Valentine From my girl, with love imbuing . Every line, Every line. Tho' the seal I have not broken I am certain by this token How her maiden heart has spoken,- She'll be mine, She'll be mine. Oh! the cruel, heartless creature! 'Tis a one-cent, comic creature. A SKELETON FOR A POEM. No debate, Long wait, Past eight, Too late To orate. Meeting done, . No fun. Members sad, Crowd mad. The Tennessee Central. Cincinnati, Feb. 12. C. Newton, a capitalist and resident of this city, sayi to-day that th Tennessee Cen tral R.R. and all its branches, a total of seventy-five miles had been reorg anized. He is one of the principal stockholders. A syndicate in New York and Boston has peer, formed afid the money has been raised to complete the road. With the snow two or three feet deep and ice cutting going on in the north, do not think we should be sat fied with the rains we have experi enced for the last two months? The Albemarle Pippin. The Queen of England has to have the finest of every thing, and conse quently will eat no apple except it be A . -T 1 - c the Albemarle rippin, anu oi course the rest of the dukes and duchesses follow suit. This apple can be prof itably raised in Tennessee, and dere is wnat different fruit raisers say a- bout it. A few miles south of the Univer sity of Virginia is a large fruit farm, whose owner, Mr. J. VV. Portei, has been engaged in growing these ap ples for many years. Mr. Porter says the Albemarle rippm grows ues- on a high, well drained sou composed of a sandy clay; elevated lands are much better. VViien grown upon low lands the apples are cloudy or smutty, which injures their sale or Quality, lie has sold tnese apples in England for as high as 60 shillings a barrel, and 40 shillings lings is noi an nnnmial mice. Mr Porter says the " g w tree is very long lived; that he has one tree over 80 years old which bore tine fruit the cast season, and he has several over 50 years old. I he great pat excellencies ot the Albemarle pippin are its shipping qualities, its freedom fiom rot and the high price it. commands in foreign markets. Mr, Porter raises several varieties of ap pies, and altogether he sold during the last vear about ii,UUU barrels . V which, with the sale of other fruits on a farm of about 100 acres, netted him $4,000. Mr. J. H. Boaz, who lives near Covesville, in Albemarle County, has an apple orchard of about 1,000 all of the Albemarle Pippin variety. He sold his crop of apples for last year for over 19,000, and after pay ing expenses his net profits amounted to $7,000. The cause of the popu larity cf the Albemarle pippins arises from the fact that it is the favorite apple of the Queen of England. It is said that about fifteen years ago an intelligent English gentleman travel ing in this country passed through Albermarle County and was so much pleased with the handsome appear ance and excellent qualities of this apple that he shipped six barrels di rectly to Her Royal Majesty. Since that time orders for the royal house hold have been received annually by a grower living between Charlotte and Af ton on the top of the Blue Ridge. Mr. S. II. Birch who lives at Cov. esdale, Va., says a Northern expos ure is preferred for growing the Al bemarle Pippin, but handsome apples of this variety are grown m all - ex posures. The pippin tree is one of open, but of very slow growth. In favored localities the tree begins to bear in ten years and reaches its max imum canacitv in about t.wpnte i j - , j years. The best oil is a rich, black j mountain-hollow loam. The grey soil is next preferred. The red soils derived from the trappean rock are totally unsuited to the production of good pippin apples. These apples crow to the greatest perfection, ac- cording to Mr. Birch, on soils derived from metamorphic formation, and this is especially true in relation to orchards planted in Albemarle and Nelson counties. The orchards are fertilized usually with tobacco stalks sometimes with bones, and occasion ally with stable manure. Any hoe crops, such as tobacco, peas or pota toes, may be crown in an orchard of Albermarle pippins without injury to . he trees. U- savs orchards do bet- er on hillsides, for the reason that as the trees rise one above the other they get they benefit of more air and sunlight, and produce much more handsome, fruit. Thctrees are plant cd forty feet apart and are white washed every year. I he topography of this apple growing district reminds one very of the region of county lying at the foot of the Cumberland Mountains. and especially of the counties of White, Warren, and Franklin, as well as some of the northeastern counties in Alabama. The coves of the Albemarle Pippin district are in- variably selected for orchards, and the coves of the district just mention ed, and the slopes of the mountains, especially the upper benches, where the soil is porous and sandy, will grow these apples to perfection. The northern slopes on top of the mountains, where deep gorges have been found will also produce them. Mr. F. Lentz, in Nelson County, which adjoins Albemarle, lives near a place called Montreal, and is a very extensive fruit grower. Ger man by birth, and of remarkable in telligence and sagacity, he has stud ied thoroughly the fruit conditions of this whole region. He says that Rock Fish Valley, running down from the Blue Ridge to the James River is the home of this apple, over 40,000 barrels ot apples ot different varieties being raised there annually. Mr. Lenz says that this pippin does not bear a heavy crop, except . every other year, and this is the chief ob jection to it, but even then it is twice as profitable as any other apple. NashvUle American. LookingrlToward Tennessee Mr. S. P. George, of Dayton, O., is organizing a colony to be located in the South and has been making inqui ry as to Tennessee. The plan is of the George Mutual Co-Operative Colonization system and a commit teejepresenting 1,000 people will come to Tennessee in a few weeks to look around. In all the Leap Year parties, there is one thine omitted which the young gentlemen should insist upon, viz. the right of being escorted to and fiom the place where the party is to be held. It is the custom for the young ladies to escort the gen tlemen Leap Year, and the beaux , should see that it is done. See. Martin & Byers are on the outlook for a new mill, as the Jones mill has been taken fcway. When they se cure one, the sound of road-making will be heard in the lan i, a they in tend to build a road up the moun tain. It will save them 2 miles extra hauling, and will pay for itself in a ghort while, . . Mr. W. B. Ste"'?rt of Jasper was in town Wednesday week.