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o SOUTHERN STANDaKD AiciiiiN VILLE, TENNESSEE. SATURDAY -NOV. 22,190.
' The boneless tongue, so strong and weak,
Can crush and kill," declared the llrcek.
"The tongue destroys a greater horde,"
The Turk asserts, "then does the sword."
The Persian proverb wisely sailh:
"A lengthy tongue an easy death."
Or sometimes takes this form instead:
"Don't let your tongue cut off your head."
"The tongue can speak a word whose speed,"
Says the Chinese, "outstrips the steed."
While Arab bilges this impart:
'The tongue's great storehouse is the heart."
From Hebrew wit the maxim sprung:
"Though feet should slip, ne'er let the
The sacred writer crowus the whole:
"Who keeps the tougue,doth keep his soul."
Ray. Philip Burroughs Strong.
Destruction of American Forests.
At a recent meeting in Berlin of
the Geographical Society, Chief For
e.st Master Kessler called attention to
the extravagant ' waste of timber in
the United States. Among other in
teresting details Mr. Kessler spoke of
the tremendous destruction of forests
in the United States during recent de
cades of years. Quoting from the
tenth census, he stated that in 1880
the i"),7();j saw mills then in operation
converted $120,000,000 worth of raw
timber stock into various kinds of
I u tuber, und he asserted that at the
sa me rate there would be no good
Hzed timber left in forty years. He
spoke of the enormous waste of wood
through forest tires, which are the re
ault, for the most part, of carelessness
or a desire to clear land for cultiva
tion, and declared that the planting
of new forests, which has of late years
received some attention in the East
ern States, cannot begin to offset tin
waste of forests. He said that there
is every reason to fear that America
will soon be a country impovei ishec
for tree property. Mr. Kessler made
the striking comparison that, while
the United States had but 11 per cent
of its urea covered by forests, the em
pire of Germany has 20 per cent of its
entire area so covered. Mr. Kessler
s lid that the reckless destruction o
forest tiets in America and the in
difference manifested by Americans
in the restoration of forests is a men
ace, not alone to the wealth of the na
tion, but threatens serious deteriora
tion both to climatic conditions and
the fertility of the soil.
Can't Sleep Sights
Js the complaint of thousands suffer
ing from Asthma, Consumption,
Coughs, etc. Did you ever try Dr.
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best preparation known for all Lung
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TWO OLD ACCOMPLICES.
flow a Couple of Clever ll-'iint Cut .v
an Kni'llsh Jiuli;..
Ono hears a good many tains onciiviiit
and can't toll bow many of thoni nro
known outsido of tho profession, or tiro
worth reproducing1. Hero's an instance:
A prisoner was being tried for his lifo
In tho days when horse-stealiiig was a
capital oiTenso. The evidence was all
against him and ho had no defense but
an alibi's; sworo it was a casu of mis
taken identity, that ho was a sailor and
was away in the West Indies on sonio
cutting-out expedition at tho time when
tho affair happoned; thousands of milos
away and knew nothing whatever about
it. Just bo fore tho vital, or lethal, mo-
mont of sontonce, prisoner catches sight
of a bluff sailor-like gentleman dozing
In tho magistrates' seats. "Lieutenant
Maintop, ahoy," ho shouts, "tho man
who can provo my innoconco." Sailor
like man wakes with a start, rubs his
eyes, is requested by the judge to rocog-
nize tho prisoner, who excitedly calls
to him that he is Jack Bowline of her
Majosty's ship Thunderer, one of the
beat's crow who cut out the French frig
ates in Porto Rico Hay. Sailor-like man,
flustored at being so suddenly woke and
finding all eyes fixed on hira, declares
in his hearty honest fashion that
though there certainly was a Jack Bow
lino in his watch, and one of the afore
said crew, he does not recognize him in
the prisoner. Increasing, overpowering
excitement of tho prisoner, who like all
men "will give all that he hath for his
lifo;" sailorlike distress of tho Lieuten
ant, torn between tho determination to
say nothing but the absoluto truth and
the desire to save a fellow-creature's
lifo. At last, says ho, "if tho man is
Bowlino ho will bo easily identified by
a cut on the back of his head from a
French cutlass which ho got undor my
very nose in that very expedition, and
fell back into my arms." Prisoner's
head examined, just such a cut; trium
phant acquittal; Bowline and tho Lieu
tenant leave tho town together in a
chaise and pair; cheers and subscrip
tion of thirty guineas for tho poor, ill
used sailor-prisoner. Three months
later they wcro both hanged for highway
robbery, prisoner and witness. Liouten
ant Maintop and Jack Bowline wero old
accomplices in crime, tho alibi and busi
ness of recognition was a well-arranged
plan. Cornhill Magazine.
Horses a3 Weather Prophets.
Our Dumb Animals.
All acquaintance of mine has just
returned from her summer outing in
the country, stopping with a relative
on his farm in one of the fertile coun
ties of Maryland, where an instance
of, "horse-sense" came under her ob
servation. One bright afternoon, th
pair of family horses were hitched to
the carriage for a drive. From the
time they were brought from the
stable they showed signs of uneasi
ness, their restlessness increasing as
the process of hitching-up went on ;
until, when all wits ready to start,
they actually refused to go. This
was so unusual they always having
been gentle and easily managed, that
the owner was led to remark
upon their rebellious spirit,
on this particular occasion
and accordingly administered
the whip, which was seldom if ever
resorted to before. They reluctantly
started. After traveling about two
miles, one of those sudden and severe
electric rain storms which have pre
cipitated their fury upon parts of
Maryland during July and August
of this year, swooped down and
drenched the party to the skin, spoil
ing what might otherwiso have been
a pleasant jaunt. The owner wisely
concluded that his animals knew
more about the weather than he, and
now admires his favorites even more
than he did before.
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It Develops the Host Traits of Character
in Girl and Hoys.
It is the most natural thing in tho
world for tho little boy to lead his littlo
sister or girl friend knowing no differ
ence between them, savo that of their
ilispositions or qualities. lie will go
first, though with beating heart, per
haps, that he may protect her from tho
torriblo gander, which with outstretch
od wings and hideous, open beak and
affrightening cries, is advancing toward
them; he will give her the nicost cher
ries, he will carry her books, ho will
help her to cross the brook or to climb
the fences, and ho will lovo her truly
and tenderly, and all without fear or
Tho little girl will as naturally seek
his companionship, sho will admire his
prowess in facing danger, and grateful
ly accept all tho tokens of his caro,
while sho feels her superiority in tho
matters of daintiness, tasto and pro
priety, and sho will lovo him as sweetly
and tenderly as ho her.
Studying together, playing together,
growing together both montally and
physically, tho boy's manly qualities
become strengthened by tho use to
which they are put. A sense of his re
sponsibility as a protector and helper, de
velops his powers. At tho same tlmo
that be becomes more truly gentle and
refined in all his ways, ho finds that
cowardice, laziness and Impurity are
hold in great contempt by r.iir asso
ciates, as courage, honesty and purity
are highly esteemed, and he becomes
bravo and true, daring and pure; truly a
Tho girl, his associate, is learning,
too. Sho finds that cowardice, docoit,
vanity and potty spites are not consid
ered as attractions by her Loy friends,
and, becoming ashamed of them, seeks
to cultivato the opposing virtues. Sho
learns, too, to take broader views of
things and of life; to outgrow tho little
ness which is tho bane of women edu
cated without malo companionship.
Both cease to be masked enemies
seeking to outwit each other a3 in a
game, and become capablo of loyal
friendships and comradeships, under
standing and appreciating each other.
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We fail to see, even from a prohi
bition standpoint, what good Dr.
Kelley has accomplished in his can
vass. He has fought a losing game
from the beginning. He has not only
aroused but he has created antagon
ism to prohibition that will not be
easily allayed. He has fought democ
racy before democratic audiences and
made them stronger in faith. In
stead of elevating the tone of politics
he has lowered himself, created more
strife and bitterness than any candi
date in many years, and comes out of
the canvass with mud and mire unon
his priestly garments. In spite of his
reputation for honesty, laimess, tal
ent and dignity, his canvass has not
been near so dignified, christianlike
and free from rough-and-tumble po-
itical tricks and methods as was old
Brother Johnson's two years ago. He
has created a disruption in his church
that will not soon be healed; he has
n fact, set the church by the eais,
and has become more than ever a dis
turbing factor in the staid old church
n which he has always been a sort of
firebrand. He exchanged the pulnit
for the stump, the church for the po
litical arena, knowing, as he must
have known, that such action would
prove detrimental to his influence and
reputation as a minister, in his
church and out of it. The canvass
is now over, and he is overwhelming
ly defeated, as every man of sense
expected lie would be. He stands
expelled from his church for six
months, with none of the rights as a
minister. His admirers love to prate
of his bravery,his boldness in thought
and action and his superior intellect.
It is not denied that he is brave, hon
est and intellectual. But he has no
monopoly on any of these qualities;
he did not address an audience dur
ing his canvass in which men could
not have been found who are just as
brave and honest as be is; and as for
his intellect, it showed to the poorest
advantage on the political stump.
Simply because a man is brave and
honest is no reason why he should
be considered a sort of a little tin god.
The sober truth is that Kelley comes
out of the canvass worse hurt than
any against whom he fought. He
has gnawed a file to the injury of his
teeth and no damage to the file. He
is now a suspended preacher and a
defeated aspirant for otlice, and, we
repeat, we fail to see where and how
he has accomplished more good than
harm. We have all due and proper
respect for Dr. Kelley, but unlike his
hero-worshipers, we are inclined to
regard him as a mere mortal, given
to making many, many mistakes.
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Mlifortunei of Some Maplo Sirup.
A young wifo, who lives up-tovvn in a
nico littlo flat, lias a now scivant girl.
Sre's only been in this country three
weeks, and still has some things tolearn
about American ways. Tho other night
tho young husband brought borne a can
of beautiful niaplo sirup. Tho can was
placed in tho closet to bo used only on
special occasions. A night or two after
its arrival Ellen, tho new servant, was
told to fill the parlor lan:p, which sho
did. Strangely, however, tho thing
afterward refused to burn. Investiga
tion discovered that Ellen had used tho
sirup instead of kcroseno to fill it with.
Sho was shown what sho had done, and
told to empty out the sivup and refill
tho lamp with oil. This sho did satis
factorily, and the matter was forgotten
until a few mornings afterward when it
was recalled in an unpleasant way at tho
breakfast table. Ellen had poured tl.9
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