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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCM1N N VILLE, TENN ESSEE. SATURDAY OCT. 18, i6'9o.
Blood and Thunder Literature.
How niHiiy parents are uware of
the fact that their sons' spare time
or h greater part of it at least is
fpent in the reading of blood and
thunder literature little trashy flve
cent novels? I venture the assertion
thut nine out of every ten boys in the
neighborhood of 15 years of age have
read not less than half a trunk full of
this class of literature.. y , '
Having been along this road, the
writer happens to know from expe
rience the effect this literature has
upon the minds of young boys and,
also, about to what extent it is in
dulged In among the youth in thU
immediate vicinity. A scientist
could write a columu upon the effects
of reading trashy literature, but when
summed up would simply mean this:
"It makes a fool of an intelligent boy."
The writer has ofttimes burned "mid
night oil" over this mind-diseasing
ntuff until, with nerves completely
unstrung, he would retire to his hum
ble couch to spend the remainder of
the night in horrible dreams of In
dian war-wh(ojs,liliin(lv tomahawks,
scalping knives, beautiful golden
luureu maiden captive, and a great
deal more of just such foolishness
which it takes to make up an ideal
novel for a weak-minded youth. I
say weak-minded hmmse it does
show a weak mind for a hoy to en
tertain the idea that such things exist
at the present time; but give one
half a chance and he will prove that
he does believe it by taking the first
train for th "wild and wooly west,"
armed with a 22-calihre revolver and
also u determination to spill the gore
of the first "red skin" that crosses his
path. And about the best cure
known for a younp boy thirsting to
scalp an Indian, or to mount a firey
8tcd and dash into an Indian camp
and bear away in triumph the afore
said pretty captive and restore her to
her parents, and lie called "Wild
Bill," a rip-roaring cyclone of devas
tation, is. to give him a chance, and
'hfn he is gone about three weeks
fnMi home, you are growing anxious
to know how many notches have
been out on nis rifle stock one notch
fur every dead Indian, you know
but thH very first letter from the
would-be Indian slayer bears the
touching news that he is sorry, O,
so sorry, and that it takes only a cer
tain Hum to buy a railroad ticket
home and if he had that he believes
he would give up the Indian business
and be content to go to school and
chop wood and do most anything
around home, which was formerly
entirely too tame for his "blood
thirsty" nature. This cure mav be
a little expensive, but it is sure.
. . . . .
i a ifii is are responsible to some
extent for this state of things. Fur
nisli your boys with a library of good
l r..i t i i
.inn iotiui hooks, wnicn win act as a
healing balm to the tired minds of a
hard day's study at school, and they
will have no desire to steal off to
some out-of-the-way place and spend
their evenings reading a novel which
impairs the mind and renders them
unht for the school room. A boy's
mind can't be kept on arithmetic
and also on the latest edition of a 5
cent novel it is a tug of war between
the two and the novel generally
comes out first best. It has often
occurred to the writer that this would
be a splendid subject for an occasional
lecture, in the home circle, which I
am sure is a negiecica amy witn a
great many. Literature of this char
acter should be shown up in its true
light and parents should use every
precaution against its coming into
their children's hands. If you wish
them read anything which is called a
novel, select it yourself and get only
those of the highest order, in which
they will be entertained and at the
same time instructed, but never en
courage a boy in the reading of this
cheap, trashy stuff, simply because
it is your desire that he should read
as much as possible. Outside of a
school boy's regular school exercises,
a good newspaper is about the best
tiling he could read.
The late Prof. J. P. Clark always
kept his school room fully equipped
with local and foreign newspapers.
which the pupils were required to
peruso when tired of their books. I,
for one, was generally weary.
II. F. 11.
MeMinnville, Oct. 5, 181)0.
To Nervous Debilitated Men.
If you will send us your address
we will mail you our illustrated nam,
phlet explaing all about Dr. Dye's
I vicot'ateu r.loctro- oltaic Belt and
Appliances, and their charming ef
fects upon the nervous debilited sys
tern, aiHi now tney will quickly re
store you to vigor, and manhood
Pamphlet free If you are thus af
tinted, we will send you a Belt and
Chattanooga Times;: Farmers, nor
any other class can permanently di
vide themselves from their fellow
citizens politically for any considera
ble time. Classes or Interests, or the
stirring of prejudice, often result in
formation nf formidable factions but
they are ephemeral. The Know
nothing craze of 1852 6 was the longest-lived
factional organization in our
political history, and it died for want
of any issue large enough to concen
trate and hold public attention. The
present farmers' ugitation will go the
way of its predecessors, and make
room for another political fad or
plaything for demagogues.
Bucklcn'g Arnlija Salve.
The Best Salve in the worid for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
llheum, 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 teefunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale by Ititchey & Bostick.
In the private journal ot a lady re
cently deceased were found these
words: "I expect to pass through
this world but once. Any good thing
therefore that I can do, or any kind
ness that I can show to any fellow
creature, let me do it now. Let me
not defer or neglect it, for I shall not
pass this way again." These words
are worthy to be placed where we
can see them every day. Each day,
each week, each year comes but once.
It Happened in Nashville, Teuii. .
Mr. L." A. Gupton, a well known
grocer, corner ot Broad anu v ine
Streets, Nashville Term., Bays he has
suffered untold agony from inflama-
tory rheumatism, having been con
fined to lied from time to time : was
induced to try King's Royal Germa
teur after all other remedies had
failed. Two bottles have made a.
thorough cure of him. Write him
for particulars. For sale by W. II.
Fleming, and Ititchey & Bostick.
We need be careful how we deal
with those about us, for death carries
with it to some small circle of survi
vors thoughts of so many things for
gotten and so many more which
might have been repaired ; such rec-
collections are among the bitterest we
can have. There is no remorso so
deep as that which is unavailing; if
we would be spared its pains, let us
remember this in time.
Rev. Dr. J. B. Hawthorne,
pastor First Baptist church, Atlanta,
Ga., was compelled to resign his pas
torate on account of chronic catarrh.
We are happy to say that he is ea
tirely cured of this terrible disease,
not a sy in torn remains, and he is in
better health than he has been in
twenty-five years. King's Itoya
Germateur cured him.
Literally means bad air. Poisonous
germs arising from low marshy land,
or from decaying vegetable matter,
are breathed into the lungs, taken up
by the blood, and unless the vital
fluid is purified by the use of a good
medicine like Hood's Sarsaparilla,
the unfortunate victim is soon over
powoied. Even In the more advan
ced eases, where the terrible fever
prevails, this successful medicine has
effected remarkable cures, 'jjjiose
who are exposed to malarial or other
poisons should keep the blood pure
by taking Hood's Sarsaparilla.
There were over 8,000,000 kegs of
nails produced last year in the Unit
ed States, of which one-half were cut
steel, less than one-fourth cut Iron,
and more than one-fourth wire.
Shiloli'8 Consumption Cure.
This is beyond question the most
successful Cough Medicine we have
ever sold, a few doses invariably cure
the worst cases of (;ough, Croup, and
Bronchitis, while It's wonderful suc
cess in the cure of Consumption is
without a parallel in the history of
medicine. Since Its first discovery
it has been sold on a guarantee, a
test which no other medicine can
Btand. If you have a Cough we ear
nestly ask you to try it. Price 10
cents, 50 cents, and $1,00. If your
ungs are sore, Chest or uacK lame,
use Shiloh's Porus Plaster. Sold by
W. II. Fleming. 4.
Bishop Blyth, of Jerusalem, says
there are now in Palestine nearly 70,
000 Jews, whereas in 1883 there were
only 23,000, and in 1841 only 8,000.
What Does It Mean 7
"100 Doses One Dollar" means
simply that Hood's Sarsaparilla is the
most economical medicine to buy,
because it gives more for the money
than any other preparation. Each
bottle contains 100 doses and will.av
erage to last a month, while other
Drenaratlons taken according to di-
rections are gone in a week. There
fore be sure to get Hood's Sarsapa
rilla, the best blood purifier.
If you have headache try Preston's
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Take your buggy, carriage, wagons and
farm Implements of all kinds to
and have them
BLACKSMITflING, WAGON and CARRIAGE
done Promptly and Cheaply.
J. P. GARTNER.
Spring Street, MeMinnville, Twin.
The Peoples national Bank of Mcinnik
AUTHORIZED DEPOSITORY OF STATE FUNDS.
. F. MORFORD, 8. L. COLVILLE,
. C. BILKS, J. CM. ROSS.
W! C. WOMACK. J. A. ROSS.
A lady who had taken severa
equestrian lessons asked her English
instructor one day: "Well, Mr
Pummell, have I made good pro
gress?" "Well, I can't say, ma'am,'
said the instructor, "as 'ow you rides
werry well as yet, but you falls hoff,
ma'am, a deal more graceiuller as
wot you did at first I "
The Perils of Youth.
now few have any material sym
nathy for youth at that period when
"Standing with reluctant feet
Where the brook and river meet,'
They are urged forward by Nature'
stern decree to assume the powers
and duties of manhood and woman
hood. And yet this is the most criti
ical point in the voyage of human
life. Then it is that the danger of
shattered nervous system reaches its
crisis and ignorance seizes its oppor
tunity to plant the seed of future ill-
health and misery. Then it is the
quack secures his victim and his
purse. This is the occasion when the
hand of experience should take the
hand of inexperience and guide its
feet to the solid rock upon the farther
shore. At the approach lof puberty
and during the first years of this new
order of being, there are weakening
tendencies that should be guarded
against. A medicine that has the
power to strengthen the various parts
of the body, and to regulate and give
control to its various functions is es
sential at frequent intervals. Such a
medicine has the eminent Dr. John
Bull, of Louisville, Ivy., given to the
world. It is known as Dr. Bull's
Sarsaparilla. Don't fall into the
hands of quacks, but demand this
remedy of vour druggist. Take no
other. It is exactly what is needed
and will carry you safely through to
strength and robust health.
English Spavin Liniment removes
all Hard, Soft or Calloused Lumps
and Blemishes from horses, Blood
Snavin. Curbs. Splints. King Bone,
Sweeney, Stiilee, Sprains, Sore and
Swollen Throat. Uougns. ect. save
$50 by use of one bottle. Warrante
the most wonderful biemisn cure
ever known. isoiu oy uitchey x
Ostentation and pride on account of
honor and preferment are much more
offensive than upon any personal
Gen. James Longstreet e are
happy to state that this "old war
rior" is in better health than he has
been in years. He has lnen a great
sufferer from insomnia, indigestion
and rheumatism. King's Roya
Germateur has cured him, and lias
given him a lease of twenty years
more on his life.
Longfellow pronounces "Iliuwa
Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint.
Is it not worth the small price ol to
cents to free yourself of every symp'
torn of these distressing complaints
If vou think so call at our store ana
tret a bottle of Shiloh's Vitalizer
Every bottle has a printed guarantee
on it." Use accordingly, and if it does
you no good it will cost you nothing,
Sold by W. 11. Jb leming.
Immediate relief by using Preston's
We have a speedy and positive
Cure for Catarrh, Diptheria, Canker
Mouth, and Head-Ache, in SHI
LOU'S CATAKK11 JU'JMUDY.
Nasal Injector free with each bottlet
Use if you desire health and swee
breath. Price 50 cents. Sold by W
II. Fleming. G
J. F. MORFORD, President.
J. C. BILES Vice President.
FRANK COLVILLE, .. Cashier.
C. M. MORFORD, Awistunt Cashier.
Does a General Banking Business, Deposits Solicited
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complete wreck of domestic happiness has often resulted from
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seomed light as air. Sut by these thing a man often judges of his
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