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SOUTHERN STANDARD M c Al 1 lN N VI LLE, TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, JAN.Io.is'qi"
WHAT WILL IT BlllSa?
BY CLAUDIA TIIAKIN.
What shall the New Year bring thee?
Silver ami gold?
Freedom from toil' crim bondage?
Dtys full of dreamy leisure'.'
Nights of delicious eitse?
Never a breath to ruffle
Tho calm of life's placid seas?
Or wbuldst thou bave it bring thee
Honor and fame? ,.
The diadem of the victor?
A mighty name?
Touches of burning genius?
The gift of the "golden tongue?"
The pen by whose magic power
The world's great heart is wrung?
Ah! would'st thou pray 'twould bear thee
Love's rosy dreauib?
Days wheu thy life with wildest
Ecstasy teems? ,
Moments wheu lips will meet thee
Warm with a waiting kiss?
Hours thut brightly greet thee
Laden with purest bliss?
What will the New Year bring thee?
Hope's unfulfillmnt! Grief's
Uichcsor Love or Laurel.-.?
What e'er to thy let be sent,
ind grant the New Year'll bring thee
l'eaee auil heert content!
No More Hard Times.
The following from the Clarksville
Leaf-Chronicle has the right ring:
Quit talking about hard times,
tight money stringency, etc. It U
the talk of hard times that makes
hard times. If the merchant preach
es hard times to his customer,
when he sends his bill, the customer
will answer "hard times.'' People
can talk hard times until they get to
believe it and then they put on long
laces, slacken their energy and hoard
:nav everv dime for fear the whole
country is going to be broke and they
will starve. Some people are mean
enough to swindle their chrildren b
paying up their Christmas prom
ises with "hard times" and the poor
little innocent creatures mope around
with broken hearts, crying "hard
times and no Chris Krinkle this year
to make us happy."
Hard times indeed ; who can
live cn hard times? Why, the man
who tries it will die like an old
cow, with the hollow-horn. Wh
not just as well talk about good
times, work for good times and make
good times. These tire good times.
There is plenty in the land, more
than can be consumed, and cords of
money hoarded away hiding from
hard times. Home people, were
preaching hard times before the fi
nancial panic came and now what
does the exposure reveal? About
four-fifths of the hard times preachers
have money stuffed away in the sus
pended banks and are not near so
happy now as the good-time fellows
who never had a nickle in their lives
It is not so much matter tor a man
who is afraid to invest his money
and make it do some good or lend
to his neighbor on good security
who would invest it. Money is no
. good to any one who will not keep t
on the move and hold it up in the
light where other people can see it
There is lots of money in this country
but it is hiding from hard times like
Hen Gill's rabbits hide from the nig
A promient banker remarked to a
gentleman the other day (not th
newspaper man) thut there was more
money in his bank now than
had i"een there tit any one time in
nve years, and tins is just the case
with all of the banks. This is not all;
there are tons of it hoarded away in
New York and other large cities, and
it is still pouring in by the millions
from Europe. More mill, Harrison
and Recti's Congres has turned to
legislating to increase the circulation,
and in sixty days the country will be
Hooded with money, and those who
talk good times will get some ot it,
but not a dollar will go to the help of
"hard times." Money don't like
"hard times" he is not a good
paymaster, and the filthy lucre is
afraid and will shun him. Now,
mark our prediction : There will be
the liveliest times about here in
ninety days that have been known
for years. The produce is in the
country for sale. Other people will
soon want it, and want it bad and
the banks will get tired of keeping
idle money in their vaults ; they can't
live long that way.
I have been cured of blood prison
in its very last stages after doctors
failed to give me relief. I simply
used Dr. Bull's Sarsaparilla, which is
the best blood medicine in the world.
F. A. Alexander, Petersburg, Va.
If you have headache trv Preston's
Sub.-iiila- for the Standard, 1.
DEATH AMONG FIREMEN.
About Forty I'cr Ont, Succumb to Respir
Dr. Maya ot this city has recently
been conducting investigation.1 for tho
purpose of determining what proportion
of deaths among fireman aro duo to con
sumption of tho lunga. Tho results ap
pear In tho Philadelphia Medical and
Surgical llcportor. and they reveal tho
fact that this class of men are singular
ly prone to fall victims to that gravest
lie sent out a circular to each of tho
fire departments of tho principal Amer
ican cities, and the roturns showed that
during a given period thoro had been
434 deaths from all causes, 144 of theso
deaths being caused by consumption, 33
by other diseasos of tho lungs, 12'J by othor
diseases than consumption and those ot
the lungs, and 130 by accident.
According to this Bhowing vory nearly
one-third of 'thoso who died had con
sumption, and a largor number died
from that disease than in consequence
of accidonts, notwithstanding the haz
ardous naturo of their calling. But
this, says the. doctor, does not give a
true idoa of tine fireman's liability to
pulmonary diseases; nor, perhaps, of his
whole liability to consumption, for it is
qulto certain that this disease makes a
frequent beginning in pneumonia or
bronchitis among theso men.
The total number of deaths from pneu
monia were thirty-eight, but thero is a
good reason for boliovlng that at least
some of these were duo to consumption.
From an inquiry into the length of sick
ness of those who aro reported as having
died from pneumonia in tho Philadel
phia department probably nono died
from acuto pneumonia. Uut even if this
suspicion is not well foundod, in any
case it still remains a fact that forty per
cent, of the causos of death to which tho
fireman is liable como through respir
Considering that firemen aro picked
men, and subject to tho rigid physical
examinations when they enter upon
their duties, they may be considered an
unusually healthy class whon they join
their department, and sineularlv free
from even the tendencies to consump
tion. Now. tho generally accepted the
ory as to the causation of this disease is
that it is conveyed from ono person to
another; in othor words, that it Is conta
gious, and of germ origin.
Dr. Mays emphasizes the fact that
firemen, of all men, aro tho least liable
to contract consumption by contagion,
hence ho believes that the rosults of his
investigations among this class of men
goes a long way to prove that consump
tion can not possibly be dependent upon
a single specific cause. Ho says that he
who carefully watches the different
steps in its development must feel that
it rises only when and whore the bodily
energies aro sapped and exhausted, re
gardless of tho absence or presence of
exposuro to a specific germ. Hence,
any cause which Is capable of destroy
ing tho vigor and vitality of the body is
also a potential cause of pulmonary con
So far as he is able to judge, thero is
no class of men who aro more open to
enervating and depressing physical in
fluencos, or who suffer greater depriva
tions of rest and sleep than the firemen
of large cities. Liable to be called out
at any time, their life is, in great part,
one of perpetual excitement. Tho sud-
aen transition irom a warm room to ac-
tive duty on a cold winter's night
sometimes tho urgency being so Great
that they aro compelled to finish their
toilet en route to a fire; the daring, the
excessive and almost superhuman exor
tton demanded in battling with the
flames; tho extreme oscillations of tem
perature to which their bodies aro sub
jected, bathed in prospiration at one
moment and drenched and chilled by an
icy stream of water the next; the neces
sity during emergencies of wearing and
even sleeping in wet clothing from ono
a i . .
nro to anotner; aro uuraens wmcu no
human constitution can long success
fully withstand, and are unquestionably
some oi tne most prominent causos
which undermine the health of these
self-sacrificing men and make them so
vulnerable to tho disease under consid
eration. Philadelphia Tress.
A Curious Prescription.
A few (lays ago a Chinaman named
Vong Chin roo, residing at 5 Mott
street, New York City, rushed into an
American drug store witb a prescription
for a remedy given for cancer. Wong
Ah Sing, the Cliineso physician who
wrote tho prescription, is said to bo the
most noted Celestial M. D. in tho Chi
nese quarters of New York. This 13 the
formula called for by tho recipe: Pick
led lizzards, two pairs, two -males and
two females; Corea ginseng root, one
half ounce; willow cricket skins, half a
dozen, three males and three females
rattlesnake tail, ono-fourth ounce; sweet
potato vine, ono ounce; black dates,
two ounces; elm bark, one-half ounce;
dovil fish suckerK," three ounces; rein
deer's horn (ground), one-half ounce;
bird's claws, one-fourth ounce; lotus
leaves, one-half ounce; whito nuts, one
ounce; dried ginger, one-fourth ounce;
coffin nails (old ones), five ouncos. Boil
tho whole in two quarts of water; drink
two spoonfuls a day and make paste
with tho solution and powdered rat's
flesh and apply to the sore. St. Louis
ilagley (at lunch) I say, dear boy.
try somo of this sausage, won't you?
There's a great deal in good sausage.
Gagley Yes, I should say every
thing. Texas Sittings.
Dr. Acker's English Tills.
Are active, effective and pure. Tor
sick headache, d sordered stomach
loss of appetite, bad eomp 'ex ion and
biliousness, they have never been
oqualed, either in America or abrod
S old by V. II. rieming. 1
Old Fashion Harvesting la California
Iq the Forties.
Harvesting, with the rude imple
ments, was a scene. Imagine three
or four hundred wild Indians in a
grain field armed, some with sickles,
some with butcher-knives, some
pieces of hoop iron roughly fashioned
into shapes like sickles, but many
ha i ig only their hands with which
to gather by small handfuls the dry
and brittle grain ; and as their hands
would soon become sore, they resort
ed to dry willow sticks, which were
split to afford a sharper edge with
which to sever the straw. But the
wildest part was the threshing. The
harvest of weeks, sometimes of a
month, was piled up in the straw in
the form of a huge mound in middle
of a high, strong, round corral ; then
threw or four hundred wild horses
were turned in to thresh it, the
Indians whooping to make then run
faster. Suddenly they would dash
in before the band at full speed, when
the motion became reversed, with
the effect of plowing up the very
bottom. In an hour the grain would
be thoroughly threshed and the dry
straw broken almost into chaff. In
his manner I have seen two thousand
bushels of wheat theshed in a single
hour. Next came the winnowing,
ilch would often take another
month. It could only bo done when
the wind was blowing, by throwing
ligh into the air shovelfuls of grain,
straw, and chaff, the lighter materials
being wafted to one side, while the
grain, comparatively clean, would
descend and form a heap by itself.
In this manner all tho grain in Cali
fornia was cleaned. At that day no
tich thing as a fanning mill had
ever been Drought to this coast.
0'iieral Iiidwell in the Century.
Travellers may learn a lesson from
Mr. C. I). Cone, a prominent attor-.
ney of Parker, Dakota, who says: I
"1 never leave home without taking
a bottle of Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrluca Remedy with me,
and on many occasions have ran
with it to the relief of some sufferers
and have never known it to fail.
For sale by Hitchey A liostick.
Old Saul's Catarrh Cure does not
irritate, it is pleasant to use and will
cure positively. 1-j cts.
A well-known politician whs un
der 'discussion at a clubhouse the
other evening. "He claims to be n
agnostic , doesn't he'.' asked one.
W In I . i rulwrlrm " rprilmil iti-
other. "As to everything e'sc, he
knows it all."
To mothers. Should the lby be
suffering with any of the disorders of
babyhood use Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup
at once for the trouble. 2o cts.
Parents don't mean to be unkind
to their children, but they are when
they Tail to occasionally give them
Dr.' Hull's Worm Destroyers.
The best medical authorities say
the proper way to treat catarrh is to
take a constitutional remedy, like
you wait Preston's
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on its tables, so the country must turn to the city for those conven
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wife. City housekeepers have learned to realize that to save time is to
lengthen life. ,- .
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children delight in using it in their attempts to help around the house.
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