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7 SOUTHERN 'STANDARD -MCMm
Thought And Its Cultivation.
It has been said that it requires
more art to be a good listener than a
convesationalist. What an incentive
to eloquence Is an attentive listener !
What triumphs have come before the
footlights through an enthusiastic au
dience ! What symphoinic poems
have been sung upon instruments
whose swaying bows were guided by
sympathetic, silent listeners !
How beautiful, Indeed, is thought !
However bard and mean one's toil,
fancies can ri.se, such as might have
had their birth midst woods and
tlowers. How many brilliant writers
have beeij utter failures as talkers;
and alas! how many talkers would
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boj considered wise, but for jhe ex
pose' their conversation makes ! "Men
cannot all be authors, but they can be
thinkers. On the street, in the car,
we can pursue our silent thought, Jill,
time and space become volHvioir till
as Lowell has sai'd :
. ...... "What we lung for, that we ure, .
Tor one transcendent moment;
' ' I'w'til the 1'rvMMit, poor and bare, j
Can make u- .niLTi'in.i; comment."
Ever superior to tulvi rse circum
stances, oblivious to pain and hard
ship, can we become by cultivating
thought. " We all know how subtle
is its influence, though a silent work
er. The sudden impulse to speak of
previously forgotten : subjects has
often been trdced to th effect of some
cuntlguoin mind. ' The Dressage of
some event is often felt by persons
given to "presentiments."
It is only through persistent untir
ing thought that grand results are
born. All are prone to look upon
inventions as spontaneous creations ;
but there is no class of men so absorb
ed in one idea as inventors making
everything and everybody subservi
ent to their moods, till, at last, the
result is given to the wondering
world ; and the inventor again plun
ges into seclusion, and the world and
its surprise are lost to him as he
thinks out another so-called "discov
ery." Then, in the literary world
there have been many inspirations of
the moment, but earnest, deep
thought has preceded, and at least
indirectly, brought the great produc
tion. The supremacy of the mind has be
come an absorbing movement toward
treatment of disease. And every
conscientious physician knows how
great is the subjection of the body to
the mind. Through our thoughts we
make for ourselves a sphere, from
which emanates unconsciously a
power for good or evil.
"Life's more than breath and the quick
round of blood.
"We live in thoughts, nut breaths. He
most lives who thinks most lives in one
hour more than in years do Eomi'."
Then, let us think, then speak;
think, then act; and life will round
itself to higher meanings nobler
, A Realistic Poem. -Mattoou
The editor sat on a hard bottom
chair trying to think of a thought,
and he plunged all his fingers about
through his hair, but not one topic
they brought. He had written on
temperance, tariff and trade, and the
prospects of making a crop, and joked
about ice cream and weak lemonade,
till his readers had told him to stop.
And weary of thinking, sleep came
to his eyes and he pillowed his head
on the desk,vhen the thoughts which
awake had refused to arise, came in
troops that were strong and gro
tesque. And as the ideas airly float,
hffsclecs' the bright one of the tribe ;
and this 4 Ihd gemjUiiicb,' tvhile
jdreaming he" wrote :""4,NoV is the
time to suoscrioe."
- . -r Jupiter.
One' of the 'elementary lessons in
astronomy is that the planets differ
from the sun and "stars' Tn"shinlng,
not by heli own light, ;but .by the
reflected light of the sun, just as the
moon does.: ' llecent : changes, . how
ever, in the appearance of Jupiter,
Indicate that that planet gives addi
tional light of its own. The middle
zone of Jupiter is. ordinarily of a
cream color, but for several years it
has shone with a , ruddy tint,; w hich
has given place to the usual shade
It has beet) thought that this is due
to the inherent light of the mass of
the planet, which is generally obscur
ed by the whiter cloud atmosphere
around it. The fact, recently observ
ed, that the four Hi of Jupiter's satel
lites, whose power of rellecting may
be compared to that of our moon.
looks black when crossing the disk of
the planet is also supposed to prove
that Jupiter shines with a light of its
own, and must, therefore, have an
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The French scientist, Mr. Victor
Mennier, as the result of careful in
quiries, asserts that the American
dentists insert in American teeth,
each year, the enormous amount of
800 kilogrammes (about 1,800 pounds)
of the precious metal, which repre
sents nearly sfUMMioo. mis gold is
never recovered of course, but is bur
ied with the person in whose mouth
it is placed. Making allowance for
the rapid increase of the population
of the United States and for the con
tinued deterioration of American
teeth, it appears that in less than one
hundred years the American ceme
teries will contain a larger amount of
gold than now exists in France.
"Wanted-Board for a Young Couple."
. Little do men perceive what soli
tude is, and how far it extendeth; for
a crowd is not company, and faces
are but a gallery of pictures, and talk
but a tinkling cymbal, where there
is no love. Lord Bacon.
The Electric Light vs. Insects.
Prof. Lintner, State Entomologist,
has made a microscopic examination
of the insect collections of a single
electric light, and estimates that the
debris which he inspected represent
ed ;i;5,()00 insects. As many of the
smaller forms of insect life probably
constituted the larger portion of those
attracted to destruction by the light,
he believes that the average number
of insects destroyed in a night by a
single electric light is nearly 100,000.
The larger portion of Prof. Lint
ner's specimen collection from one
light cousisted of minute gnats,
midges, crane flies, and similar small
two-winged insects. No mosquitoes
Wpro among the victims, as they are
mot attracted to the light.?. There
were, however, large numbers of
plant bugs, which are injurious to
vegetation, particularly ot one small
species of a handsome green gassid,
which (feeds upon- our grasses. A
number of the moths, and one of the
leaf rollers which have made such
havoc in our fruit trees this season,
were found, as well as other species
of the same family. .Prof. Lintner in
fpeaking of his examination said :
"I was sorry to see quite a number
of the beautiful gauze wings among
the heaps of the slain, as their larva;
are the aphis lions, which aid in keep
nig down phides or plant lice."
"The electric light," to quote Prof,
Lintner, "will undoubtedly prove an
active agent in the reduction ofinseet
pests, and also furnish entomologies
with many rare specimens andwith
many species never before seen."
So begin many advertisements in
the large urban dailies! What a mis
take that a young couplcshould enter
conjugal life in so unnatural a man
ner! What a mistake that they
should not, in the sacredness of
home of their own, consecrate their
life-long promise to walk hnntMn
hand, for weal or for woe! What i
mistake that the sweet home-cares
wnicn sit so graceiuiiy on tne young
wife and housekeeper should be
thrust aside for the flippant conversa
tion of a public table or the meaning
less etiquette of a boarding-house
V hat a mistake that the husbaiu
should not have a "home" to return
to wnen tne uany mines oi ornce or
store are over instead f a "room.
made up by the chambermaid, with
out the touches of the dearer feminine
fingers! "Be it ever so humble
there's no placo like home!" .
. , Meat Cooked in a New Tin Pail
At Elizabeth, N, J., Everett Cor
don, an engineer on the Jersey Ceu
trai, nis wne anu son lately were
poisoned by eating some food whic
had been cooked in a new, tin pail
xney ; were f attacKeu witn severe
cramps and vomiting.1 Prompt med
ical attendance saved their lives. An
investigation showed that the victims
were suffering from lead poisoning
For Your Stomach's Sake.
"lake a little wine for your stomach
sake," is a celebrated piece of advice,
"Tak a little IVru-na for vonr stomach
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most delicate and a most abused ortran and
between its delicacy and its abuse, it is no
wonder that it is constantly giving its owner
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have at hand. For hot weather easily affects
the stomach, and any little imprudence in
eating or disorder of tue system deranges it.
Then it is that l'e-ru-na will show itself to
be just what ia claimed to be a ;;eiiernl
Tonic and a corrector of Stomach Troubles.
Try it. For iule by Ritekey A Dostieh.
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Chicago Tribune: Been a Good
Boy: Willie (down in the country,
writing to his father) "And I have
been a good boy, too, papa. I have
not run away for a week." Willie's
Mamma (adding a postscript) "Wil
lie has been confined to the house for
a week with a very sore toe."
Many bodily ills result from habit
ual constipation, and a fine constitu
tion may be weakened and ruined by
simple neglect. There is no medi
cine for regulating the bowels and
restoring a natural action to the di
gestive organs equal to Ayer's Pills.
Tomorrow you have no business
with. You steal if you touch tomor
row. It is God's. Every day has
enough to keep every man occupied
without concerning himself with the
things which lie beyond. Beecher.
Skepticism is usually the product
of an evil heart. Men refuse to be
lieve in Christianity because it con
demns their vicious and wicked liv
ing. They love darkness rather than
light, because their deeds are evil.
At Leicester, England, the death-
rate from consumption sank from 43
to 2'J per 10,0110 after the carrying out,
recently, of an efficient system of
A little girl in a primary school,
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