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The South baa missed many of its
boys during the past jflf teen ox,twenty
years. They have | drifted to other
parts of the country, principally to
cities, and in their BUOCOBSOS have
contributed to tho upbuilding of com
munities far away from their homes.
It is time for thia program to be
changed. The South is offering creat
or and greater opportunities tc ita
young men. But the chango'will not
take place unless the leaders of publio
opinion in t!fe South induce the boye
to take the right view of the situs*
tion. The newspapers of the South
aro beginning to agitate the matter,
and an interesting contribution to the
discussion is the following from the
San Antonio Gazette: ' M .??-il
"A contemporary advises yoe cg
men not to quit the farm, but to stay
there and reap the reward of fruitful
industry. Advice of that sort comes
with better grace from ? one who has
demonstrated his preference for tho
farm by devoting' himself to agricul
ture than from ono who sits in a stuffy
office in the city and writes of the de
lights of the country life moro from
imagination than from actual expert
"The young man who has aspira
tions for something higher and better
than mere plodding maybe ever so
much attached to childhood's happy
home down on the farm and all the
scenes and associations by which it is
endeared to him, but he has no sooner
quit school than the allurement of the
ci?/y cresco a. ?cr?ging ?c? thc mutti i
field of effort and the quicker returns
for labor which ho is persuaded the
"The humdrum life of - the farm is
too dull and prosaic for the young man
of mettle and spirit to plod through
when he contemplates the bustle and
activity, the ceaseless round of gaiety
and the dazzing opportunities for ac
cumulating wealth and for rising in
the scale of business and social dis
tinction which the city is supposed to
"After the farmers boy has been
educated he begins to look upon farm
labor as beneath his dignity and far
less renumerative than the gen tel em
ployment oT whatever sort to be found
in the oity. And so when he strikes
out for himself, the farmer's boy who
has ambition seeks the busy haunts of
industry to become a lawyer, a doctor,
a derk or anything else that will ena
ble him to live in the city and enjoy
life. Of course it is all a mistake, as
many a farmer's boy has learned from
sad experience in the oity, where
labor is congested and where the strug
gle for existence imposes hard condi
tions, unknown in the country. The
temptation, to vice and immorality
may be escaped, hut the temptation to
extravagance ia not so apt to be. The
larger wages may come tc the oity
boy, bat the greater saving is with the
farmer, and at th? end of the year the
latter boa the most to show for his in
"Nearly all the great men of the
country in literature and in statecraft
have come from the farm, and the
country air seems to have a special fit
ness for developing the stronger intel
leot, as well as the higher virtues.
But proper efforts have not been made
to render farm life idea!. Bad roads
make the distances too long between
neighbors, and there is not suffioicnt
effort to form attractive social ciroles.
The farmer boy might have his bicy
cle and his pleasure vehiole, but the
roadB are so nearly impassable during
a great part of the year that it is no
pleasure to travel over them. So the
chances aro that he keeps neither a
bioyole nor a buggy, and though he
lives only a few miles fram town, he
would hardly think of driving in and
out for an evening's enjoyment in
town, whick he might easily do under
moro favorable circumstances.
"It is easy to see hdw farm life
miqht be made far more attractive
than it now is; how - neighbors might
be brought closer together and social
circles formed by improving the facui
ties f or travel which virtually eliminate
distance. Rapid transit has built np
the suburbs of the cities, and may do
as muoh for the most remote country
districts, especially when cars on elec
tric railroads run at the rate of HO
miles an ^our, as is proposed by tho
new road vhieh has been chartered
between Liverpool and Manchester.
Then, perhaps, everybody will desire
to live in the country and only have
business location in tho ? city. Bot
even then will the educated farmer
boy still bo content to live on the
farm, to follow agricultural pursuits
and to apply his education to. the
higher development of tho farming in
terests aqd the conduct of the busi
ness oa business principles?
"Witt agriculture reach the dignity
I o?'a sftf?^Qj requiring ?B much iatol
I ligent thcr.ght and nurposo as any
...... :y : ? I
ises Young Mien Not
I otuer line of industry, and agricultur
ist toke the rank to whioh he should
bc entitled in the social scale? Not
until the farmer ia1 educated for the
farm and takes pride and glory in be
ing a farmer."
Very wisely, the Roanoke Times
"There are comparatively few oity
beys who drift ia the country, while
the number, which find their way to
the city is large. A minister address
ing a large auuiefiee at Buualp the
other day said that a very great per
cent of the successful men in'the
cities were those whose early lives had
been spent in the country, and who
had drifted td the oity in search of
fortune. If this is true, and it is
true, as most anyone will admit, all
the moro credit is due these country
boys who find so much of temptation
and glitter awaiting them when they
come to town. There is no doubt
about the hardships the country boy
has to put up with when he reaohes
the etty. He is usually a very lonely
individual. He lives in a dingy
boarding house, follows a regular rou
tine of work and has little comfort.
When he gets through with his day's
labor there is nothing for him to do
but to go baok to his lonesome room
and go to bed. He arises the next
morning and goes over the experience
cf the day before. . Every day is the
same. It is small wonder that many
of them yield to the allurements that
tho city presents at night and find
CG?jp??iouship among chose who are
not good for them. Yet those who do
stiok to the determination thai brings
them to the oity always succeed.
They have to struggle harder than
they would in the country, but their
opportunities are larger and the fruit
of their labor more valuable. Bring
ing with him the freshness and vigor
of the country atmosphere the coun
try boy is able to impart more energy
to his work and to give more earefnl
attention to his duties.
"The city-bred boy going to the
country to live usually finds it a bore.
He is used to excitement and some
thing to occupy his mind, when he is
not at work. His evenings are more
of a burden to him than those of the
country in the city. He rarely stays
long, and if he does remain he is often
heard to complain of the hard fate
that has condemned him to such a life.
The surroundings may be comfortable
to him, but they are different from
those he bas had in the city, and they
do not appeal to him. Getting up
early in the morning and retiring early
at night are new to him, and furnish
a revolution in his habits that ho is
unable to adapt himself to without
much inconvenience. Of the two
olasses the country boy coming to the
oity is the more contented. It is to be
deplored ihat ao many should leave
the farms and seek a living elsewhere.
The country needs, not the boy who
comes from the oity, but the boy rais
ed in the country. It would be better
if his vigor and fresh energy were di
rected in building up the resources of
his native neighborhood. This is his
natural heritage, and ouc that ho ?B
better fitted to develop than the boy
from the city. Yet the cities would
soon miss the country boy and his im
press upon their affairs were he stop
joining foroes with them.
The ohanged conditions for the boy
in the South are sketohed by the
Charlotte Observer, with the addition
of some good advice, as follows:
"In the time before the civil war it
was not necessary for parents to worry
about what their sons 'would do when
they grew up. Outside the profes
sions thp great occupation was raising
cotton, and the average youth got a
moat excellent training on th? planta
tion or farm. This training together
with a common soho ol or college educa
tion, turned out a young man ot twen
ty-one years of age who was capable
of going immediately to work planting
and producing cotton or tobacco, occu
pations that were amply respectable,
and whoo attentively followed, rea
sonably profitable. For those who
had no taste for the professions o?
law, medicine and the ministry there
was always this unlimited opening,
and in growing up tho boys were
always sufficiently in contact with it
to qualify them to successfully con
dun ita operations.
7 u ?he new conditions that have
developed sinoo the oivil war th* situa
tiou of tho youth as to future occupa
tion is very materially changed. It
has become important for parents to
Concern themselves while the son ic
yet young as to what he is going to ]
prepare himself to do in after life.
Education alone does not qualify a
yonnir niau* to matfl * living, With Or
without education, experience and
practical training are also necessary.
W,uoh ?f this experieaoe and practical
Paning could bo acquired at an early
age if some caro waa taken to help a [
hey decido what he proposed to pre- j
pare himself to do tad he was brought
into some sort of contact with lr work
while he was yet a boy.
- "Even if tho boy should afterwards
oonolade to chango hit first purpose,
the practice and experience had in his
first selection would not he lost. The
contact of the country boy with farm
life and his experience sud training
on the farm is well known to give him
preference in the oity over the oity
boy with no training at all in almost
any competition fora job.
<(It io pitiable the number of well
instruoted youth tho colleges are turn
ing out who have selected no particu
lar occupation, and who at twenty-one
years are, in many cases, more help
less in a matter of actually doing
something than farm boys twelve
"In saying this there is no purpose
to disparage education. On tho con
trary, the room for further develop
ment of education is practically un
limited. But the number of college
graduates who each year start out
hunting 'positions,' who aro willing to
undertake 'almost anything,' but who
are actually qualified to get no full or
valuable rs su lt in any way, would be
very materially reduced if the boys
could be induced to make some
effort to get some idea of the praotical
side of his future occupation while
yet young. Such apprenticeship or
other work of training would put to
profitable use much time that the oity
boy now spends in idleness or puts to
worse use. Tilt? boys of the South
are usually of the most excellent mp
terial, and with a little judicial aid in
boyhood to help them prepare for a
life occupation it might be made muoh
easier for them to prosperously em
bark at about twenty-one years of age
on their life's voyage."
Why Sparrows do apt Migrate.
WA ar? paVa^ ^?hy it is that the
English sparrows do not migrate
Beeb warmer climate when winter
comes. It is the question of a food
supply which largely determines the
migrations of birds and not because
they are not hardy enough to endure
the eold of tho winter. Thus, all wild
fowls have their food supply entirely
shut off when the lakes and rivera
freeze up, while the death or hiberna
tion of all insect life compels the de
parture of all insectivorous birds. The
sparrow is just simply a scavenger,
hie main food supply being obtained
from the partly digested grains in the
offal of tho horse, and so it comes that
wherever horses aro kept there will
the sparrow be able to winter. Then,
it is a very hardy bird and one whioh
more than any other bird has the
ability to adjust itself to almost any
climatic condition, A hailstorm in
July will kill ten times as many spar
rows as a blizzard in winter.
- An up-to-now young man walked
into one of tuc leading hotels in a
Missouri city, took a seat at the table
and ordered an elaborate dinner.
There was no milk brought him, so he
?hus asked for it: "Landlord, please
pass the cow thia way." To whom
the landlord thea reported: "Waiter
take the eow down there where the
oalf ia bleating.*' And the young
man actually got mad and left. It is
very strange that some people will get
offended when they are called by their
- Mrs. David B. Stamp of Finoh
ville, N. Y., who celebrated her 108th
birthday recently, lived at Fishkill,
when Robert Fulton's steamboat made
its first trip. She remembers the in
cident well and enjoys telling of the
excitement the spectacle caused in tho
- A shiftless nan is always boast
ing of what he would do if he had
I Cause more deaths than j
. ! : mullets. Their Symptoms 9
are not alarming, hence)
they are neglected and I
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Engineers' Superstition. I ii
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Railroad engineers arc inclined to 1
be superstitious. They hesitate to i
admit the troth of the assertion, but, !
like all men who are constantly ex- i
posed tc danger, they come to expect
disaster to be preceded by a herald.
"No, I am not superstitions,"
said one, "but my wife is, and J have
never been in a wreok sines we were
married but what she predicted was
going to occur. I remember that I
was running out of Salida, on the Rio
Grande, that by her insistence of the
truth of a dream she saved my lifo.
I was to have taken out the freight in
the morning, but she awakened me
soon after midnight. 'Oh, Jim,' she
said, 'X have had snoh a dreadful
dream. I thought I ssw 404 (that
was my engine) plunge into another
engine. I heaid tho crash, Jim, and
tb? his? of ccaping steam, and tho
r.ries of the poor fellows pinned under
?he Wreck. \'ou must not go out in
tho morning. I know you will be in
jured.' I laughed at her and told
her to go to sleep, that she was ner
vous. Sho protested, but I was tired
and was snoozing the sleep of tho
just. When I awoko at 6 o'clock sho
was palo and haggard, and I Baw that
if I went out sho would be a nervous
wreok beforo I returned. I deoided
io give in for once and fixed it up so
that another man took out my train.
Thoy had a collision up the line. My
substitute was killed and the other
engineer and both of tho firemen bad
ly injured. I pay more attention to
my wife's dreams now, but I consider
it cowardly to attempt to act upon
them. If my engine is going into a
smash-up ? will be at the throttle and
the little woman at home must de
pend upon her prayers to save me."
"You may call it superstition if
you like," laughed Charlie Frye, the
veteran engineer ou the Rio Grande,
"but I have come to regard the nuni
le illj'i.i _J.l. _ - 1. "?
per vuirtCcu *r*?u ? cernais aiuuua? w.
awe. To show you how it is inter
woven With the tragedies of my life:
On July 13, 1901,1 was pulling train
No. 7 out of Denver. At thirteen
minutes past 12 I struok a wagon con
taining Max Wagoner and his thir
teen-year-old boy near Petersburg.
The boy was killed. I reported the
aooident from the Littleton office and
was delayed just thirteen minutes.
At Palmer Lako the conductor casual
ly remarked that we had juBt thirteen
passengers in the sleeper from Crip
Tom Lofus, of the Colorado and
Southern, looked serious when the
subject cf engineers superstitions waE
broached. "Well, I have an unlucky
day," said he, "or maybe, it is a lucks
day, for, although on that day I have
so far escaped injury, it is the last
day of the year. When I climb inte
the cab on December 311 always say
'.Now, look out, Tom, old chap.' Ter
years ago the coming December 311
waa pounding along on a double-head
er from Trinidad to Denver. We wer?
making about thirty miles an hom
through' a blinding snow storm. Yoi
couldn't see fifty feet ahead. Be
tween Be jares and Hu?rfano we crash
ed into another double-header, whioi
waB making about forty miles an hon:
in the direction of Trinidad. I sav
the other train in time to reverse ant
jump. I eseaped without serious in
jury, but one of the firemen oh th<
train bound south was killed and th
rest of the engine orew .vero bunge<
ap. It was ali caused by a fool opera
tor, who forgot to give me an order.
Se fled the oountry. After that
something always happens on the au
adversary. Once an engine wheel
snapped off and went whizzing aoross
the prairie, hut I stopped before any
damage was done. Another time I
dropped a pair of trucks before I got
three blocks from the station. So it
bas gone. Some day it will bs serious,
The Difference of an Inch.
At ono of the reunions of the Army
of the Cumberland sevoral former of
ficers of the Union army fell to dis
cussing tho wounds they had received
during the oivil war. At last one of
their number turned to Colonel B., a
tall, fine soldierly-looking man, who
had remained silent, during the dis
cussion, and said:
"Well, colonel., you seem to be the
only one of the party who escaped un
"Oh, no, I didn't," auswered thc
oolonel, quickly. "1 was shot at An
tietam. A bullet went through my
nose, taking tho gristle out." Ho
wriggled his nose from side to side to
iprove the truth of his statement.
"Ah, well, you wcrequitc fortunato
after all," said Major M., consolingly.
"If tho bullet had struck half an iuoh
further in, your soul would have been
launched into eternity."
"Ves," said tho colonel, "and if tho
blamed thing had gone a half iuch fur
ther out it wouldn't have hit mc at
all.' ^ _
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- Thomas Estrada Palmer the first
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- The marriage of first cousins is
forbidden by lrw in Pennsylvania, the
statute of prohibition going into effect
January 1, 1902.
The man who was "born tired"
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makes work a necessity to give vent to
the energy and exuberance of spirits
generated by functional aotivity in
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- A man may be known by the
company ho keeps, but he is seldom
found out until about six months
after the wedding.
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- True art lies not in concealing
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signature on every box. 25c.
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Largest Manufacturers of
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Importers of .'. .
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WE ore cc m pel led to collect what ?B owing to us
in order to pay our debts, and if you owe us,
either Note or A ccount, we must have the money
or some satisfactory arrangement iu the next few
days, or such claim will be placed iu tho hands
of our Attorney for collection.
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We have just received one Car Load of
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I am adding on a Stock of
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