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SOUTHERN STANDARD McMi A i V1LLE, TENNESSEE. SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 16'qi.
soxa of the living.
How beautiful it is to be alive !
To wake each morn as if the Milker's grace
lVid us afresh from nothingness derive
That we might sing, "How happy is our easel
How beautiful it is to bo alive 1"
Henry Septimus Sutton.
My Home Amusement Book,
The most practical housewives have
home-made cookbook, no'matter
how many others they may have.
MTho Home Amusement Book"
which I wish to suggest will prove
just as valuable in the. social life of
the home circle and the neighbor
hood. Take any old account or blank
book you may have, and begin by
putting "Homo Amusements" on the
outer cover. My first department is
aamed "Ice Breakers," and it con
sists of the laughter provoking and
Rlightly ridiculous things to do, when
it is necessary to "break the ice" in
would-be social gathering
"One of tht'e w "biting the dust."
The hostess bringn in a little mound
of smooth flour, made by filling a
bowl with flour, pressing it in firmly,
jind then turning it out carefully on
3 bread-board or large, flat plate,
which is placed with its contents on
it small table in the middle of the
room. Then a plain gold ring is
tootl on its side in the centre ol the
A thin ouse-knift! is placed besidi
the plate, and each person, in turn
wines uj) and makes one straight cut
through the Hour down to the plate
n.acn cuts as iar irom the ring as
possible, but the circle narrows until
t last, some luckless wight under
mines the foundation, and the ring
rolls over into, the flour.
Now the real fun begines, for the
?nc who displaces it must recover
the ring with his teeth.
After a bashful youth has been
made to "bite the dust," and emer
ges wiin me ring in ins leelh, ant:
the end of his nose powdered wit
Hour, theris no more ice to break
noiner good "ice ureaKer is
tailed "Fortune-telling." The bos
less has ready fifty small slips of pa
per, each of which contains a number
from one to fifty. She gives the?-
vt i tie guests, ii mere ten persons
tn.ch person has five numbers. The
hostess keeps fifty duplicate numbers
herself, and holds them in a stria
box in her hand.'
She begins by asking a question
for instance. "Who is the most bash
fill person in this room?" She then
takes out a number from the box.
und says, "It is number thirteen."
Kach looks at his numbers, and thir
teen answers, "It is I."
She has a paper with each per
son's name written on it, and against
that name she writes, "most bash
ful." The one who holds slip number
thirteen now asks a question, "Who
h the prettiest?"
The hostess again takes a number
from her magic box. "It is sixteen."
Again all examine their numbers,
mml Miss "Sweet-Sixteen" blushes
antil all know who has that num
Ier. Miss Sixteen must now a3k a ques-
turn; and the one who has the num-i
ter to her question must follow with
a question, and so on, until all the
Bombers are called out, both the one
ia tho box and the, one corresponding
wit must be destroyed, so no mem
bers will be called twice.
The greatest fun is when the hos-
tfce reads each name, with the brief
record she has kept, as follows,
"Deacon Jones has a sweet dispo
sition, parts his hair in the middle,
- . .1 . . .
iioiiu oi onions, was euucatcu in a
jrehokiar school, and has three
lare must betaken to keep the
ssro sets of numbers separate, and be
wire that no number, from one to
fifty, is missing, from either those
tei in the box or those given out.
A larger or smaller set ol numbers
way be used, only, in each case, the
roinbers given out and those reserved
ta the box must correspond.
As James I'arton says, "The most
uKrxperienced person who goes into
wnpiiny resolved to contributeall he
mn to the enjoyment of others, wil
unost always have 'a good time,
tflil help others have one."
fully believe heartily in the read
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st.- riuus, i-iiumauqiia circles, am
wusicales which add so much to the
whuis )i social mo. jut there are
sumy places where the relaxation of'
turn; bit if harmless fun is needed. !
In my next letter I will give the
runtents of mure of the pages from
:y "Iloino Amusement Book."
Mns. ;. M. s.Mii.r.v.
Tb Sul und' Sudden Collapse of a Com.
Four or five of us entered the hotel to
gether, but tho raan with the sealskin
trimmed overcoat pushed hia way right
up to the desk, registered as J. N. Pow
ell Jones, Iloston, and loudly remarked:
I'est parlor bedroom you have in the
caravansary, ana it must uc on tuo
Yes, sir," obsequiously replied the
clerk, and he ran him into the elevator
before he assigned any of the rest of U8
to a back room four lloora up.
At dinner the Uaron had his bottle ol
wine, and he had two waiters jumping
at his command. When through he
strolled into the office with a gold tooth
pick in his mouth, sat down in a promi
nent place, and, stretching out his legs,
he remarked in a loud voice: "If I had
time I'd like to give the mayor of this
town a few hints on how to run it.
Here, you! If the Governor calls forme
Bay that I am out. I don't want to be
bothered with him."
"Who is he?" I asked of one of the
"A drummer from Boston," he re
"Why, I thought him some great
"Well, you were jight. They don't
grow any bigger in this country."
The 15aron snapped Ins lingers for a
boy, sent for a newspaper and a cigar,
and was asked if any of us had ever
seen a thousand dollar bill, when a Jew
A GREAT MAN'S FALL-
IN THE ELECTRICAL WORLD.
The electric light of 20,000,000 candle-power
in the lighthouse nt llanst
holm, coast of Jutland, said to be tho
most powerful light in the world, is now
lighted for service.
Electricity derives its name from
the Creek word for amber, electron, be
causo Thules, about COO 15. C, discovered
that amber, when rubbed, attracts
light and dry bodies, and in tho twelfth
century the scientific priests of Etruria
drew lightning from the clouds with iron
Tho city of Appleton, Wis., is to bo
lighted by electricity. In this there is
nothing remarkable, but the reason
given for the resolution of tho city
council on tho adoption of the electric
light is an entirely novel one being
that better light than gas is required
from the fact that at present so many
women are insulted nightly in the
An account of an interesting bal
loon ascension experiment is told by a
traveler who has recently returned from
Thorn, Prussia. The balloon was 13x15
metres, and required 1,000 metres of gas
to fill it. The car was connected by
telephone with a near-by fortress. The
apparatus worked splendidly both ways,
and the voice of the commandant of the
garrison could be distinctly heard at a
height of COO metres.
In view of the fact that the statis
tics on tho use of the telegraph during
the year 1890 in the various European
with an open telegram in his hand and
handed it to the owner of the earth. It
"Finn of Blank & Blank, Boston.gonc
under for $-200,000."
That was the firm the Baron traveled
for. He read the. dispatch twice over,
gasped three or four times, and then
fell on the floor. The news became
public property in five minutes, and the
clerk of the hotel looked coldly upon
the unconscious man, and then said to
the colored porter:
Take him up the freight elevator to
a cheap back room, Sam, and lont
waste any more water than you can
help in bringing him to. As soon as
he can walk, ijet him out." N. Y.
An Old Hunter Who Was u LlttloToo
John Davis was a famous turkey
hunter in Southern Ohio a few years
ago. He caught hundreds of the birds
every year, and was said to be possessed
of quite a handsome property accumu
lated in this way. One of his favorite
methods of capturing his game was by
what he called a "spring trap." Ibis
was a small log-house, with a big door
which shut with a spriwg, managed by
A trail of corn was laid from the door
for a quarter of a mile into the bushes.
The unsuspecting turkeys would follow
this track of com, and march inside,
when presto! the door closed with a
snap, and they were caught.
One day Mr. Davis was attending the
door of this spring trap, when, to Iun
delight he saw twenty fine, large tur
keys approaching. They came up to
the entrance. The first one ventured
in, then the second and the third, anil
o on until nineteen were in the log
house. The twentieth bird lingered,
and Mr. Davis waited, loth to close the
door without him.
He was sure of nineteen, but the last
one was a fine fellow, and he couldn't
hear the thought of losing him. i
While he waited, one of the turkeys
inside stuck its head out of the door,
and then hopped out.
"He'll go back in a minute, an' the
other one with him," thought the hunt
er: but instead of that, a second one
came out, and while the hunter waited
for them to go inside another came
through the door. It would certainly
be too bad to spring the trap now, and
so Davis waited and every turkey hut
one came out!
Wal, 111 make sure o' him!" said the
hunter to himself, and he sprung the
"That's 'bout as silly a performance ?s
I'se ever guilty of losin' them eighteen
turkeys," said the old man, iu telling
the story afterward. "That's the time
I overreached myself. i outh's Companion.
Pryor hook here, Charlie, you must
stop smoking those villainous cigar
ettes. Thev will soften vour brain
Cholly Thawnks! Baw Jawve! A
thousand thawnks! You ah dooced
Tryor (as Cholly moves oft) Well,
there's gratitude for you, Hawk. I actu
ally believe the fellow's going to swear
Hawk No. that wasn't it. You see,
the poor chap has been told so often
that he has no brain that he feels
highly flattered by your concern.
A Myuterlous Visitor.
New Servant Please mum. there's a
strange lady down stairs and she didn't
have no card. She took off her things
as if she intended to stay, and she kok
cd around the room with her nose in
the air, as if thin'rs wasn't good enough
for her. an' she rubbed the winder to
sec if it was clean, an' she peeked in
the dark corner;-, an' then hwiked nt the
dust on her tinkers, an' sniffed.
Mistress -1 can't imagine who the
creature vi U-. My husband's moth
er mill mnI.t:. ;.rc iu ...p4 X. Y.
Needing tonic, or children that want building
en, should take
brown's ikon bittkrs.
It is pleasant to take, cure Malaria, Indiges
tion, tad BUiuusntw. All dealers keep it.
WHY DO YOU COM?:
jJo you know that a little cough is a dangerous
thing 'r Are you aware that it of ten fastens on the -
V V . A lUih ttUU 4JI Vl ru"s mio consumption and-
" VVSV end in Death? People Buffering from Asthma, .
Y? i'QZ ' H A Bronchitis, Pneumonia and Consumption will all ,
) . "IT STARTED WITH A GOLD"!
V-V jVJS- ''-i Can yu offor(l to neglect it? Can you trifle"
ys'r with so serious a matter ? Aro you awaro that
DR. ACKER'S ENGLISH REMEDY!
for Coughs, (Jolus ana Uonsumptioa is beyond question tho greatest of all
ff Modern Remedies ? It will stop a Cough in one night. It will check a Cold in
P a day. It will prevent Croup, relieve Asthma and euro Consumption if taken
Sin time, " You can't afford to be without it." A 25 cent bottla may save you
S tOO in Doctor's bills may save your life I Ask your druggist for it, or write
f to W. II. Uookeb & Co., 48 West Broadway, New York, for book. U
The Peoples' Rational Batik of McMintwilif
AUTHORIZED DEPOSITORY OF STATE FUNDS.
J. F. MORFOItD, S. L. COLVILLE,
J. C. BILKS, J.'C. M. ItOSS.
Wl C. WOMACK. J. A. ROSS.
J. P. M0RF0RD, President.
J. C. BILES Vice President.
FRANK COLVILLE, Cashier.
C. M. M0RFORD, Assistant Cashier.
drummer for a tobacco house entered ! countries will shortly be published, it
is interesting to note that the number
of telegrams for every 100 inhabitants
during 1889 is as follows: Great Britain,
103; France, 83; Germany, 45; Italy, 20;
Austria, 20; Hungary, IU; Russia, 9. For
1888 the figures are: Great Britain, 140;
1-ranee, 80; Germany. 42; Italy, SO; Aus
tria, 22; Hungary, 111; Russia, .
The cutting of veneers is now dono
by electricity. The veneering machine,
instead of cutting or shaving around
the entire circumference of the log, as
usual, takes a thin slice from the flat
side of it. The logs are of any diameter
and are cut into lengths of ten feet.
The veneering cutting knife is fixed be
tween two parallel shafts and the log
is carried up and down in front of it
with a circular motion by revolving
cranks and is fed against the knife by
a raehet and pawl in the ordinary man
ner. In the United States 185 cities havo
287 electric lines. Boston has SVi elec
tric motor cars; St. Louis, 207; Roches
ter, 200; Pittsburgh, 170; Cleveland, 102;
Minneapolis, 110; St. Paul, 88; Cincin
nati, 77; Nashville, 51; Davenport, la.,
CO; Milwaukee, 5."; Richmond, 45; Utica,
o0; Scranton, Pa., 20; Albany, It!; Syra
cuse, 10, etc. The systems represented
are all single trolley overhead. Four
to ten storage battery cars are run on
the Fourth avenue line. New York.
Two storage battery cars tire run on tho
Beverly & Danvers road in this State,
and six in Dubuque, la.
Not many months ago a new system
of sending pictures by telegraph was
described in the electric journals. The
principle of thi process was the divis
ion of the ricturc to be sent into squares.
each square being numbered to corre
spond with a paper similarly prepared
and to be drawn upon according to tho
direction sent from the transmitting
station by the number communicated.
While applicable to pictures havingonly
1 straight lines, this process was not
found feasible for the transmission of
j portraits. For this purpose an improved
method has been suggested, by which
j it is claimed that an exact reproduction
in chiaroscura of the original photo
' graph can be electrically transmitted to
' the receiving station.
j An industry which promises to at-
tain very considerable dimensions is tho
' manufacture of the electric blower,
' which, started not, many months ago,
is now rapidly growing. This appa
ratus was primnrily designed for use in
dynamo and engine room of steamers
and other places where the space is lim
ited and where nt the same time rapid
and thorough ventilation is absolutely
necessary. Owing to the extreme com
pactness of the blower, it may be
placed in the smallent room, and proves
a most powerful exh; ust. It was speed
ily seen that such a device was invalua
ble on warships, and its installation on
the Baltimore was soon followed by its
adoption on nearly nil the modern war
ships of the 1'nited States navy.
Docs a Ooncrsil Banking liusiness, Deposits Solicited
.. AHD LIFE -
?. M. REAMS. Agent, McMinnvUle.
The Leading Companies in both lines represented. Rates
and terms given on application.
To renovate paint.
To -wash out sinks.
To remove rust.
Cat Came Kliigworm.
"The. ringworm is doing well in this
city at present," said a prominent phy
sician to an Examiner reporter recently.
"And if this peculiar form of skin dis
ease is not checked and people are not
very cautious it will spread rapidly."
"What is the cause of this skin affec
tion?" t'The cat is the principal promoter of
it. Children love to carry kittens
around with them. The former are
often covered with certain fungi or par
asites which, when brought in contact
with a human being's skin, act similar
to poison oak, although the eruptions
are of a different character. I have as
ceitained that in every primitive case I
have attended, there is always a kitten
or cat in the household, and this feline)
is petted and fondled not only by tho
children, but by the adults. Let mo
give a bit of advice to young ladies who
hold their complexions at an valua
when 1 say don't handle the eat. whether
he be the sweetest of kitten? or thff
BW.'t vulmiole pialtese." Sau l-'railciscj
Pp CROWS IRQH SITTERS
t'l!!Vs liiiii "UUl, l'ilimism I'vi''siii Mulfl
rin, Ncrviniv,.es, ni"l (.i-ih-ih! In-Mlity. l'liysi
( iu :'i ri.iiiiiiic-u .1 i.. : i al.-i it. Cciuiine
has trade narkHiii! i-u-.nl H-J lines on w rajiner.
Tocleantombstonc3. To renew oil-cloth,
To polish knives. To ecrub floors.
To clean diih23. To whiten marble
Demlfi toeV'an tnl? t?oth. Engineers to clean piirtt of machines.
ffurrn: 'p ilU!i tltiiriiutrumenrr MlnlstcrE toronovate old ch fl3.
Cimftri(iners to rntir thir pans.
K urban I"s tn br!;;lit:;i tliolr tnola.
Cnnka tfcler.n tl.o HVhen i!iiL.
Fluuri tu L-iuau off turtacui.
To brighten metalo.
To scour bath-tubs.
To 6cour kettle a.
Sextom to cleaa the tomtmtnm-s.
Hov.lf rs on brasses and white horses.
Artists to cloun tliulr pa! at tee.
Wheelmau to clean bicycles.
Hon bp ma Ids to arub niarbla floors.
Chemists to rein-TTi some sininn.
Csrvprs to sharpen tbclr knlwi.
Fl.revr.l oiiei toarour ol 1 itruw hfttl
RoMiors to brlbtcn their onus,
hetiorttt'irt to ciuun ear pats. '
EVERY ONE FINDS A NEW USE.
ft The Cream of Them All! &
1 L jL if
Revised and Enlarged.
1288 Pages, Nearly 1000 Illustrations, 6000
Some of the Good Points of the New Dixie
It contains 600 uujje inure than Practical Ileut'ekee ping.
It contains a bill uf faro for every meal of the year, directions for every article on tliene
biHs of fare being given in recipes in this book.
It is full of practical and economical recipes.
It help housekeepers who need to look after their nxpenditures.
It given directions in every department of housekeeping.
It tells how to give dinners and refreshments for receptions mid parties.
It miikcc a dollar bring its full value in comforts nnd luxuries.
It tells everything worth knowing about washing and ironing.
It tells hnw'to buy economically and with good judgment in the market.
It makes war on waste in every department of the household.
It tells how to cut up and cure all kinds of meats. The. recipe for brine for corned
bef is worth the price of the book.
It tells young husbands how to carve game, poultry nnd meats..
It makes everything so plain that any girl old enough to undertand English can cook
It has u full department in regard to care of babies and children, with simple treatment
for simple ailments.
It is illustrated on nearly every page, the illustrations helping to explain things other
wise hard to understand.
It contains many new things not in any other cook book.
Its article on dress and dress making is practical, and will save readeis many dollars.
Its medical department alone is worth the price of the book.
It gives remedies and treatment for every disease which is safe to treat with home
remedies. Its medical department is safe to follow and is free from quackery.
It tells how to keep well and give a full chapter to health hints.
It contains a variety of ways for preparing every article of food in every day use,
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