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SOUTHERN STANDARD MCMINN VI LLK. TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, NOV. 8, 189o.
The Game of Progressiva Spelling.
Games that are brisk, played with
out cards or other material aid, and
suited to groups of a dozen or more,
are so constantly and urgently in de
mand that I need make no apology
for presenting to you an account of a
game which is played, I think, in few
localities, and should be more widely
known. As the game has no name,
to my knowledge, I have ventured to
christen it " Progressive Spelling."
I met with it at a very pleasant little
party up in Canada, at the Carding
ton's, where I was visiting. You
may learn it, as I did, by watching
sharply while a game is being play
ed. Young Dr. Cardington, a tall youth
with spectacles, took his stand before
the party, about a dozen In all who
were arraigned in a long row. This
was the order In which they stood.
Master John Fallows.
The minister began by saying "S,"
thinking possibly, of the word
"soap," Miss Willoughby at once
said "T," having in mind the word
"stay." Next young Willy Carding
ton snapped out "R," adding aloud
with a chuckle, the word he was
thinking of "strap."
"Thank you," said the schollmis
tress, "though it is against the luleof
the game to think out loud." And
so she added the letter "A," The
professor did not dare add "P,"
because that would have finished the
word and have sent him to the foot
of the class. So he said "I," think
ing luckily of strain."
But Miss Cardington was thus
placed in trouble. "S-t-r-a-i," she
murmured, perplexed, and fell to
thinking. Thereupon the doctor in
front of the row,began to count delib
erately, lie counted ten, and Miss
C.irdington had to go foot, being
unable to add a letter without finish
ing the word.
Master John Fallows then made all
sorts of faces.while the doctor count
ed out his ten, and at last cried in
Miss Simpson was astonished.
"S-t-r-a-i-1 !" she cried in amazement.
"John.I challenge your word!" "Yes
sir," said the doctor, "I don't believe
you have any word ! " And John
was obliged to confess, with much
giggling, that he had none, and to
take his place at the foot of the class.
"If John had really had a word,
Miss Simpson the challenger, would
have had to go to the foot," explain
ed the doctor to me. '
Hut Miss Simpson herself failed to
add a letter in the alloted time, and
followed John to the foot. The or
ganist, however, promptly said "O,"
having improved this little interval
la thinking up the word "straight,"
"II," said Miss Lucy, whose bright
wits saw the word at once, and she
clasped her hands as she turned to
Miss Wilson, who was compelled, of
course to put a final "T" and go to
the foot, because she had finished the
By this time I had seen enough to
warrant me in joining, and the doc
tor, too, was added to the row, still
assuming the duty of counting, when
necessary. I took ray place next to
Miss Wilson, and the Doctor next to
me, at the foot.
It was my turn of course, to intro
duce a new word, so I started with
"J." "E," quickly added the doctor,
crying at the same time to the mitis
ter at the head of the row. "You are
caught ! Come down here ! " "T,"
said the minister innocently and
was sent to the loot, Having com-,
pleted the word in spite of his pro
testations that he was thinking of
"Y," began Miss Willoughby.
"()," said Will Cardington. Then
the schoolmistress, unable to think
of anything but "U," went silently
to the foot, after the doctor had count
ed ten. The luckless professor,
thinking of "young," added the"U,'
and went down amidst much merri
ment. "He should have added "L,"
for 'yolk, " said the organist quiet
Here there was great amusement,
at the discovery of the professor and
the school mistress together at to
foot, and by tacit agreement the doc
tor and I entered into a conspiracy to
keep tliein there. The interest of tho
game was gre:it!v increased bv tho
-truggh'.s iif these two couples h
lri.u: oii'-li otln r to grief by he in
troductlon of words which must ter
minate with an opponent.
It was found necessary to rule out
proper nouns, slang words, and con
tractions, and to ordain that in case a
player, when a combination of letters
like "y-a'-c h" came to him, in pref
erence to adding tho obvious "T,"
went silently to the foot, thus forcing
his neighbor to go to the foot,as well,
that trick should ba played only
twice. The third player iould end
It must further be added that any
one may "challenge" a word who
suspects that the person who made.
the last addition is under a misappre
hension as to the correct spelling of
the word. If the word thought is
rightly spelled, the challenger goes to
the foot. If the person challenged
has made a mistake, he himself goes
to the foot, and his place is taken by
the challenger. Of course a person
at trie foot, having no position to
lose.may venture to challenge freely,
In hope of an advance; but a person
at the head must be cautious, and
only challenges when he sees an
impossible combination of letters
coming dangerously near himself.
I found this game to develop,on ac-
quaintance.into a very bright and in
structive amusement. Try it your
self, the next time the neighbors
come in for an evening's fun.
It Happened iu Chattanooga.
Rev. Charles E. Wright, pastor of
the Second Baptist church of this
city, states that his 15-year-old son,
who for the past six years has been
sorely afflicted with epilepsy, having
as many as a dozen convulsions a
day, has entirely recovered his health,
has gained fifteen pounds in flesh ;
this wonderful cure was made by the
use of King's Royal Germateur,
when physicians and other remedies
failed. Rev. Mr. Wright further
states that he gives the above infor
mation with Christian convictions
and cheerfulness for tho benefit of
suffering humanity. This reliable
family medicine cures rheumatism,
neuralgia, catarrh, dyspepsia ; liver
and kidney trouble are dispelled at
once by its use, and for the correction
of female irregularities it stands with
out a peer.
Rhubarb may be planted now.
Give not less than three feet space
each way. Old plants should be
taken up, divided and reset once
every three years. Make ground
very rich. In order to have fresh
pie plant during winter, dig up a
quantity of roots with plenty of soil,
pack In half barrels, and set in the
cellar. They will soon sprout and
make large shoots.
Superiority of American Humor.
New York Ledger.
A contributer to one of the leading
English magazines describes Ameri
can humor as "the result of shrewd
and for the most part half-educated
minds acting upon matters of every
day Interest," and speaks of Ameri
can humorists generally in a some
what disparaging vein, and of their
productions as inferior to the "pure
humor" of English scholars.
Now, we understand legitimate
humor to be that which compels men
to laugh without causing women to
blush ; and no people on earth are so
prolific of such humor as Americans.
Highly refined facetiousness, which
the English too often mistake for hu
mor, is not side-shaking. It does not
make people roar, or endanger the in
tcgrity of their blood-vessels. It is
rather wit than humor. A pun that
satisfies the taste may not tickle the
the fancy. An epigram that is a
model of completeness, may never
theless fail to provoke a smile.
The most irresistible jokes we have
ever heard have been perpretrated
by Americans of ordinary education.
There is hardly a village in the Union
that ha3 not its genuine humorists,
who can easily "set the table in a
roar." The truth of the matter is,
American humor is seldom finical
and never stupid, but always humor
Rev. Dr. J. 11. 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 ho is en
tirely cured of this terrible disease
not a symtom remains, and he is ir
better health than he has been ir
twenty-live years. King's Roya
Germateur cured him.
Dr. Acker's English Fills.
Are active, effective and pure. For
sick headache, disordered stomach,
loss of appetite, bad complexion and
biliousness, they have never been
qoualcd, either in America or abroa.
Sid by W. H. Flem inc. H
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How the Grim Reaper Wai 'Welcomed by
a Down-East Spinster.
Sorao years ago Amelia Simpaon, &
maiden lady of mature years, moved
Into a New England village to take pos
session of a small property that had
boon loft her by a deceased uncle.
Miss Simpson was a city spinster and
it happened that while moving into her
now home she mado some decisive re
marks about the village, which remarks
reached the ears of the villagers.
It was before the days of boycotting,
but the spirit of that method existed,
and so unanimous were the feelings ex
cited against tho newcomer that not a
soul in the village called upon her.
lne lady herself was unoonsclous that
she had offended, and made several ad
vances in the direction of forming an
acquaintance with her neighbors, but
was met with cool non-rocognitlon every
Then she withdrew herself from any
communication with the people, bought
all supplies from a neighboring town,
and lived alone with a female servant
for a score of years. At the end of that
time she was taken very ill. A doctor
was summoned from a distanco by her
faithful attendant, and he soon knew
that all remedies wore useless, and it
only romained for him to toll poor Miss
bimpson that her earthly pilgrimage
was nearly over. This he did in his own
way. He was a doctor of tho old school
and he approached tho subjoct cour
"Madam," ho said in a grave deliber
ate voice, "I have done all that I possi
bly can do in your case to inBure return
of health, but without avail. It only
remains for mo to inform you that death
Poor Miss Simpson raised herself on
her pillow with a smile of satisfaction.
"Show him up," she said, with shin
ing eyes, "I have lived in this unhos
pltablo placo for twenty years, and he is
tho first caller I ever had!"
And she sank back with a poacoful
look on her composed features. Detroit
A Many-Sided Man.
First Newspaper Man Say, Jobson,
what rolation did you sustain to that
journal you had out West?
Second Nowspaper Man I was it3
"Ah, and you hired some ono to edit
"N no, I was it3 editor also."
"Any thing else?"
"Ye es, I printed it too."
"Woll, you did have a siege of it, Pub
lisher, Editor and Printer. Any thing
"Well, old man, I don't generally
make the fact public, but in this case
you seom so interested, I don't mind
saying that I also constituted tho bulk
of its circulation." Van Dorn's Mag
azine. The Secret Out.
"She is homely."
"Then how can she bo so successful
with the men?"
"I guess it is becauso she knows so
littlo that tho boys are never afraid of
offending her by what they 6ay." Mun
Could Not Tell a Lie.
It was tho littlo girl's first visit to a
"Undo Zeb," she asked, "which one
of all your cows gives the most milk?"
Uncle Zeb was a truthful man. He
laid ono hand on "Old Crumplohorn,"
carelessly placed the other on tho pump,
"This one, child." Chicago Tribune.
Ctistonioi Look here, sir, you cheated
me when you sold mo this parrot. You
said ho was an extraordinary bird, and
yet I find that ho can't even say "Pretty
Poll," or 'Tolly wants a cracker! "
liird Dealer Yes, sir; and that is the
very reason that I called him an extra
ordinary bird. Light
Couldn't Stand a Loan.
Gazzain I never saw a man lose hi3
strength as rapidly as Dolly did tho
Maddox How was that?
Gazzam I asked him to lend me ten
dollars, when straightway he declared
he was unablo to stand alone. West
Interested In Science.
Miss Mlllio Oh, mother, Prof. Sci
ence is to lecture to-night. Can't I go?
Mother Dear me! What's got into
Miss Millie Why, he's to locturo on
"Sun-Spots," and Pm just wild to get a
good cure for freckles. N. Y. Weekly,
Grandma Keep quiet Tommy; chil
dren should be silent when older people
Tommy Then I'll not got a chanco to
talk for a good while yet, for old people
never are silent. lexas Sittings.
A Macon (Ga.) salesman whilo trav
eling on a southern road was gi-catly
surprised when a woman occupying an
adjoining seat whispered in bis ear that
his personal beauty bad captured her
susceptible heart. Sho was a woman of
forty-five ami by no means beautiful
He took another scat, but she followed
him and continued to pour into his ear
her "tale of passion until every person in
the cur was laiilmi. Finally it trans
jiircd that the woman was crazy and was
then mi her way to an asylum.
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