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S SOUTHERN STAW
, 'by MR8Ttf. J."ox worth. "r"
A criticism wine and Just,
Hi-H'enki friend f hat' we my' iriirtj , ' '
Bnt mark the man, of him beware!
Who wantom finds a fault unfair, , ;
Nor HOHrcely Ions the person shun, " 1
Who praises all, and censures none. ...
"Cartes do Visiie."
the practice of
(ith one's name writ-
"upon theiu readily
In the old days in Prance, visitors
ut the court nn4.at the.hous(?9. jof jnfz
bility unnovnced.their, nam.on, en
tering, to a tlobr-ket'per,' who inscribe
cd them - on- n 'register.- Sometime
afterward, instead of announcing
their 'names .and wuitfng for them to
be inscribed!, the visitors acquired th.e
hahiLof .leaving - the -..uiune,. written
upon a bit of paper, with the door-
nrryjntf cards y
ten 'or printed
arose. And: these cards have ever
ince btW called irt Frenchi' nnd in
tntmV other lniinMces as' well, cartes
de 'v'mte, r ' viMtinjj curds, though
their use is by no means limited to
Since the ,tiine ,whon Frenchmen
begun to inscribe, ihctr names, upon
bits of paper in this way, visiting
cards have gone through a great
man v chances, of fashion. After the
French revolution, an elaborate sys
tem of symbolism sprang up. Every
IxhI.v's card was decorated with, some
classical head or emblem, which sig
nified some sentiment or purpose
which the receiver of the card was
suppposed to be able to make out.
One needed to be very learned in
the classics, at this period. Other
wise ho was lost in a maze of referen
ces to all the gods upon Olympus,
to the brow of Jove, the club of Her
cules, the eye of Mars, and so on. .
Then there came a period when
card.s were culled "artistic," though
in fact thev were merely fantastic,
and showed the worst possible taste.
This craze for "fancy" cards survived
a lonir time, and even now exists in
In the civilized world in general,
however, there is no longer any lik
itig for the fantastic in such matters.
Gentlemen and ladies both make use
of exceedingly plain cards white
in color, and generally having the
simple name engraved upon them.
So little, Indeed, does usage ap
prove the putting upon cards of any
unnecessary words or letters, (hat
i leople who receive them often wish
they conveyed a little more informa'
tion. An affectation of simplicity is
possible, as well as an affectation of
But though the symbolism of the
classic period in c;trd-making is gone
by, it is still possible to express to
'those who know the "language of
inls" a great many things by turn
ing down one corner or another.
The turning "down of one corner
means leave taking; of another con
gratulation; of another, condolence.
And very grave mistakes have been
made by those who, desiring to send
their congratulations, have sent a
card with the "condolence" corner
IMainness is a great point to be
desired in visiting cards, since no
one should wish the bit of paper
which represents .his personality to
be ostentatious. " ' 1 ' ' '
Nev York Ledger, j
The passenger capacity of the ves
sels on the Amazon river is not limi
ted by the number of berths or state
rooms, which are seldom or never
used dxcept by the' few foreign travel
ers to dress in, but by ' the limit of
hanging room for hammocks -on the
deck of the vessol. Everybody of
necessity must have a hammock, us
the state-rooms are unbearable at
night. Even in thehotelshammocks
are more used than the beds. Some of
them are very fine ; those made of
maqueira grass, with feather lace
trimmings, are considered the best.
It takes from several months to a
year or more to make really good
ones, and they bring anywhere from
a hundred to five hundred dollars
each. , .
The feather work is most artistic,
and very cleverly put together. The
feathers themselves are all of- their
natural colors, and are taken from
the most brilliant colored birds that
are to be found. The Indians of the
Rio Ihaneo region, on the upper Rio
Negro, have a great reputation
for this kind of work. These ham
mocks will last a life-time, though in
use every day and washed once a
month. The most common kind are
German manufacture, made of cotton
and Imported and sold very cheap.
These, howrver, are very warm, and
keep out cooj I rafts of, air t'fhe best
cotton ones are of native grown cot-
torand are made in Maranhao. The
grass hammocks are much cooler
thany'bqd 'as they let the fresh
night breezes come through their
loosely woven meshes. . v , ,
If thou artwise thou knowest t hine
own ignorance and thou art ignorant
if thou knowest not thyself. Luther.
It is certain', that either wise bear
ing or -ignorant carriage is caught, as
men take disease one of - another:
therefore, let them take heed of their
company.-MaH)("ar". '" " '
There is nothing of which men
are morq libera, than .their good
advice, be their stock -of it ever so
small ftjecanscit-seems -to carry an
intimation of their own influence,
importance, or worthJ IjUL Young".
. Affectation in any part of our car
riage is lighting up a' candle to our
defects and jiever fails to make us
taken notice of, either, as wanting
sense, or jpincerity.-jXocA.8 " i '
Anger js an affected madness com
pounded of pride and folly, ' and an'
intention to do more mischief than it
can bring to pass ; and without doubt
of all passions . which naturally dis
turb the mind of man it is most in
our power to extinguish, at least to
suppress und correct our anger.
Clarendon. ..-!;!, ;:
Disobedient children, if preserved
from the gallows, are preserved for
the rack, to be tortured by their own
posterity. One complaining that
never father had so undutiful child
as he had. "Yes," said his son, with
less grace than truth, "my grand
father had." Fuller.
We are apt to mistake our voca
tion by looking out of the way for
occasions to exercise great and rare
virtues, and by stepping over the
ordinary ones that lie directly in the
road before us. When we read, we
fancy we could be martyrs ; when we
come to act, we cannot bear a pro
voking word. Hannah More,
What It Costs
Must be carefully considered by
the great majority of people, in buy
ing even necessities of life. Hood's
Sarsaparilla commends itself with
special force to the great middle
classes, because it combines positive
economy with great medicinal pow
er. It is the only medicine of which
can truly be said "100 Doses One
Dollar," and a bottle taken according
to directions will average to last a
If You Want To Be Loved.
T. II. EASTWOOD,
D. B. CARSON, J , ,
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STEAM YEN0INM ;aiid BOILERS,
AND' MILL SUPPLIES IN GENERAL.
-Manufacturers of The Giant Gane Mills,-
COLUMNS, LINTELS, FENCING, GllATHS JFilOxis,-h '
FURNACE GRATE RARS STjOVES, DOG IRONS, ' . j .'
: ; HOLLOW WARE, VENTILATORS,
.i ( Brass Goods, Plow Hopairs, Etc.
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, ARABIC PROVERB.
,. Men are tour. , ,
lie who knows, not, and know uol lie
lie h a fool; shun him.
He who knows not, mid kimws lie knows
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lie is simple; teHch lilm. 1( 1 '! 1
He who kuows,'and knows not he knows
He i iii-k-ep; wake htm.
He who knows, and knows he kituws,
Iln ia U'inp fnltntv l.im . !
J. P. GARTNER,
LACKSMITH 1 5-ACON BUILDER
A Duty to Toarself.
It is surprising that people will use
a common, ordinary pill when they
can secure a valuable English oue for
the same money. -Dr. Acker's En
glish pills are a positive cure for sick
headache and all liver troubles. They
are small, sweet, easily taken, and do
not gripe. Sold by W. II. Fleming 2
What's in a Name ?
Little Ph!nei did not care very
much for his name, so it was quite
natural, when his little fiister came,
that he should attempt to solve a
perplexing problem by saying, "Lets
call her Phlneas, mamma. I'll be
Willie after this.
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
Spriny Street, McMinnrUIe, Temt;
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Carries in stock at all times a Inrife variety of
s- 'I Opfen aiid Top Buggies,
Two-Wheel Carts, Spring, Wagons, -Etc.
Wagon and Carriage Repairing of all kinds, Painting, &c.
' UOIISE-8IIOEINCJ A SPECIALTY. '
Ladies Home Journal.
J3on't find fault.
Don't contradict people even if
you're sure you are right.
Don't be inquisitive about the af
fairs of even your most intimate
Don't underrate anything because
you don't possess it.
Don't believe that everybody else
In the world is happier than you.
Don't conclude that you have nev
er had any opportunities in life.
Don't believe all the evil you hear.
Don't repeat gossip, even if it does
Interest a crowd. .
Don't go untidy on the plea that
everybody knows you.
Don't be rude to your inferiors in
social position. '
Don't over or underdress. 1
' Don't ' express a positive ' opinion
unless you perfectly understand what
you are talking about. "
" Don't get in the habit of vulgariz
ing life by making light cf the senti
ment of it. ' ,; ; 1 '
' Don't try td be'anything else but a
gentlewoman and that ' means a
woman who has consideration for the
whole world and whose life is gov
erned by the Golden ,Rulet Do unto
others as you would be done by,
To NerTows Debilitated Men. 1
If you will send us' your address,
we will mail you our illustrated pam
phlet explaing all about Dr. Dye's
Celebrated Electro-Voltaic Belt and
Appliances, and their charming ef
fects upon the nervous debillted sys
tem, and how they will quickly re
store you to vigor, and manhood.
Pamphlet free. If you are thus af
flicted, we will send you a Belt nnd
Appliances on a trial.
Voi.tak' Belt Co.,
, Marshall, Mich.
"It is no great matter to live lov
ingly with good-natured, humble
and weak persons, but he who can do
so with the forward, wilful, ignorant,
peevish and perverse, hath true char
ity." I highly recommend Salvation
Oil ; it has done more for my wife in
one night than physicians have ac
complished in years. .
FKKU. A. st 111' 1.7. K.
(512 V. I'ayette St., Baltimore, Md.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chap
ped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all
Skin Eruptions, and positively cures
Piles, or no pay required. It is
guaranteed to give satisfaction, or
money reefunded. Price 2T cents per
box. For sale by Ilitchey & Bostick.
The latest fad in England U paper
pillows. The paper is torn into very
small pieces, not bigger than the fin
ger nail, and then put into a pillow
sack of drilling or light ticking.
They are very cool for hot climates,
and much superior to feather pillows.
The newspapers are printing appeals
for them for hospitals. Newspapers
are not nice to use, as they have a
disagreeable odor of printers ink ; but
brown or white paper and old letters
and . envelopes are the best. The
finer the paper is cut or torn, the
lighter it makes the pillow.
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STOVES, TINWARE and HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS, C
, MANUFACTURER OF
TIN, SHEET IRON and COPPER VARE.
Special Attention Given to Guttering, Hoofing, Repairs.
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East Main Street,
My Meat Stall will be supplied at a
seasons with the best and fattest
BEEF, PORK, AND MUTTON
Tt be found in the country.
Cash paid for Cattle.
J. W. GKAY & CO.,
PRODUCE and COMMISSION MERCHANTS.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Produce :-: and :-: Provision :-: Dealers,
FAMILY GROCERIES, ETC.
We Cau And Do
Guarantee Dr. Acker's Blood Elixir,
for it has been fully demonstrated to
the people of this country that it is
superior toill other preparations for
blood diseases. It is a pasitive cure
for syphilitic poisoning, Ulcers, Erup
tions and Pimples. , It purities the
whole system and thoroughly builds
up the constitution. Sold by V. II.
Courtesy In The Household. ;
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To abbreviate and neglect the forms
of politeness is really to diminish the
sentiments : and the needs of' the
heart. As soon ns one ceases to ex
press outwardly even the most es
sential sentiments, these sentiments
become weakened to a certain degree
in the soul ; they lose, something of
their delicacy and of their energy.
The cultivation of th forms of po
liteness must be begun in family
life between husband and wives, par
ents and children, brothers and sis
ters. Till courtesy is honored in the
household it will not appear else
where. ' ' ''
, , Happy Hoosierg. . ,
Win. Timraons, Postmaster of Ida
vllle. Ind., writes: "Electric Bitters
has done more for me than all other
medicines combined, for that bad
feeling arising from Kidney and
Liver trouble." , John Leslie, farmer
and stockman, of same place, says:
"Find Electric Bitters to be the best
Kidney and Liver medicine, made
me feel like a new man." J. V.
Gardner, hardware merchant, same
town, says: "Electric Bitters is just
the thing for a man who is all run
down and don't care whether he
lives or dies; he found new strength,
rod appetite and felt just like he
had a new lease on life . Only 60
ivhtd u luittln -if ISti-lw-v Itn.it wL-'a
, Drug Store. -
Poultry, Eggs and Butter our Specialties.
We Buy and Sell Strictly for Cash.
East Main Street, opposite Iloodenpyl's Shop, McMINNVILLE, TENN.
The Peoples flational Bank of MeMinnvillf
.'.TENNESSEE. ( - :
AUTHORIZED DEPOSITORY OF STATE FUNDS.
CAPITAL, - -
l" j " ' .oFFicERs."-1'"'; .;
J. F. MORFORD,';'. :..'.,.'..i..,..!..PiesIdect.
J. C. BILES. Vice President.
FIIANK COLVILLE Caahier.
I C. M. MORFORD, ......... Assistant Cashier.
Docs a General Banking Business, . Deposits Solicited
! , , DIRECTORS, i
J. F. MORFORD, .8. L. COLVILLE,
J. C' BILKS, ' 1 " " 'J. C. M. ROSP.
W'.C. WOitACK. . JjA. ROSS.
.W.M.ILES.i , i,n,
NEW HD A DEC ESTHER (white), and ROCKWOOD (black), originated by E. W. BULL, orig
nCII UnArCOilnatorof the CONCORD GRAPE. Also EATON, MOYER, end all others, new
andold. Best and CheapwU maUfruiU, FreeCaUloguea. GEO. 8. J0I8ILYH. Proc"nla, N.Y.
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,!.,!-i.1!.. KEEPS THE VERY BEST
1 TRIMMINGS,' NOi'l WORKMEN;- '
. , ,Ui -.M.anil (nnu out work second to Done. . , ., ,
T WILL make you a suit : 19 TO 20 PF.R i EXT MIEaFKII than any house in
1 Nashville and guarantee iwtisfactin in every case. I keep the largest and best se
lection of aamnles ever shown in the city, and am prepared to do, with neatness and liv
datch, all kinds of i m.mmmh
Cutting, Repairing,. Cleaning and Pressing.
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-ALTERATIONS A SPECIALTY
Call and sae we. ; L'jwtaira over Bell's Jewelry Store,
t P.O.Box 24;C ,oi, v. i . . j
RenpectfullV,' ' 1 ' ' '
JOE M. J0ILVS6X '
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ARTISTIC t JOB PROTTinG.