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J. C. MARTIN, Publisher. CORINTH. ! MISSISSIPPI. How many people realize the bane ful, often fatal, influence of unhealthy How know that Morbid Thonshti thoughts? many ordinary unreason ing fear of disease may be as deadly as an inoculation of poisonous germs? Yet, according to the New York World, this is an established fact. Induce Disease. Physi cians are coming more and more to recognize the power of the mind over the body, and almost every practi tioner will admit that a large part of his work is the use of mental sugges tion in overcoming morbid bodily con ditions. Everyone has noticed the in fluence of a cheery personality in the ■ick room. One physician by his sunny confidence and cleverly turned assu rances will seem actually to impart new strength and tone to the diseased body. Another physician with a sol emn, gloomy countenance and de meanor suggestive of an undertaker will strangely depress and retard the patient. And the same is true of one's own thoughts. In fact, it is hardly too much to say that every thought has its effect on the condition of the body. Imagination can give one almost any disease on the calendar. It is saici that there is the germ of fatal thought in 99 persons out of 100, and that the cultivation of optimism and philoso phy is practically a universal neces sity. There have occurred scores of dozens of cases where healthy persons have thought themselves into having tumors and cancers—cases which ad mit of no doubt whatever that the dis ease resulted from constant morbid fear. We should have far fewer cases of cancer if some great doctors could assure the world that it is not a heredi tary disease; but morbid-minded per sons, on hearing that there is cancer in their families, generally do the very worst thing they can do under the cir cumstances—they conceive an awful dread that they will be afflicted with It. They dwell upon the fear constant ly; and every trifling ailment which troubles them is at first mistaken for fhe premonitory symptoms of cancer. The morbid condition of mind pro duces a morbid condition of body, and If the disease does happen to be in the system it receives every encour agement to develop. A melancholy thought that fixes itself upon one's mind needs as much "doctoring" as physical disease; it needs to be erad icated from the mind, or it will have just the same result as a neglected disease would have. There is some likelihood that the penny savings system of the schools of the borough of Queens may be ex tended to the ■chools of Brooklyn and Manhattan, -nnounces the New York Post. Thrift and frugality being among the char acteristics of good citizenship, it is considered not out of place that en couragement be given to their prac tical cultivation, especially as many sociologists hold the belief that the prevention of the transmission of shiftless habits from parents to chil dren would decrease pauperism. In 1881 a savings system was adopted in the government school for Indians at Carlisle, and in 1885 J. II. Tliiry, of Long Island City, succeeded in intro ducing it in various American schools. "It is a curious commentary on Amer ican ideas," remarks one who is inter ested in the work, "that, whereas this work is under the fostering care of foreign governments, and made a part of their school curriculum, in this coun try it has been adopted almost entire ly through private effort, and at pri vate expense. But few school boards have provided for its introduction, al though they readily give permission to others to do so." Penny Savlngi School Bank«. Scientists claim that the soil of the Everglades in Florida, is the richest in the world, and would, if drained, produce marvelous crops of nearly anything planted. It is proposed to reclaim that immense tract, which ers nearly 4,000 square miles, by build ing drainage canals to take off the water, and at the same time serve as a means of transportation between plantations. Contrary to the genera] belief, the Everglades are healthful, the water is sweet and pure, and there is almost a total absence of fevers and epidemic diseases. cov It has come at last—the hitching po.st for the automobile. If the ma chine is guaranteed to stand without hitching, it may be only another way of saying, that—like the horse David Hamm sold to the deacon—it balks. Ordinary iron hitching-posts are used, or rings in the sidewalk; and the hitch ing-rope, which no automobile should ■be without, is a wire cable with a pad Ho many persons have learned ^■operate tlii-se iii.-u-Ii i in- s, e.-pci ially ^Sthe larger cities, that it is now con sidered unsafe to leave them free and "unwatched in the streets. wrote and pinned this note on the [ door: home to-morrow forenoon I want to cell yon a rug." A rug peddler of Wichita called sev eral times at a house and found the people away from home. At last he "Madam—Kindiy remain at | This is the age of the index and the satalogue. Such is the mass of books, _ ,. . ,, newspapers, maga Guide. for Read- 1 * , zines and other publications issu ing from the printing press that the task of keeping track of what has been written on various subjects presents many difficulties. Its mastery has be come a matter of serious study. Col lege courses are now given in the art of finding one's way among books, or Df knowing how to get at what lias been printed. Formerly books were cata logued in libraries by their titles in alphabetical order, and a .number as signed arbitrarily to each one. Now the label attached to the back of a book and containing the "shelf-mark" reveals at a glance to the initiated the nature of the contents of the vol ume. Indexing the topics within books and magazines has also, like catalog uing, been reduced to a scientific basis. A bibliography of any subject is a list of the books and articles that treat of it. Large volumes are now de voted to bibliography on current ques tions, such as political economy or the education of women. These tell little mire than where to go to get the in f< lunation desired on every phase ol tile subject, but in telling that they tell a great deal. The perfection of such guidance is perhaps reached in the "bibliography of bibliographies," of which, according to the Youth's Companion, there are already several. This condensation shows all the sub jects on which bibliographies have been prepared, and is really a guide to the guides. The scholar of the fu ture, or indeed of the present, cannot expect to penetrate the paths of all literature; but he may aspire to know how he may find the particular path for which he may at any time be look ing. This is all. These developments of bibliographic science really serve as a monument to the vastness of knowledge by comparison with the slender acquisitions within the reach of any human min<j. To the student they are tremendous time-savers, and therefore -of great service. err. According to the Courier-Journal, a Louisville matron of not very mature d years had an un happy adventure at French Springs. It seems that this lady did not know of the chemical action of sulphur on certain metallic substances. did not realize that the kind of col or she applied to the face contained a mineral that would be affected by sulphur. Now this lady's complexion has long been a point of pride with her, and her friends have often re marked that no matter how she was feeling she always retained her high color. That brought about the catas trophe. She went to French Lick to drink the waters and take the sul phur baths. She took only one. When she looked at herself in the mirror after bathing she was horrified to find her face about the color of a slate pencil. She was scared, and the doc tor was called in. As gently as he could that gentleman explained that face washes containing minerals should not be used when sulphur baths are taken. The lady kept in her room several days, and then came home, a wiser if a madder woman than when she left. Face Waslie» Sulphur Bath». Lick or A young writer of books recently called on an acquaintance and had a dull interview. "By the way," he re marked as he was leaving, "I Rave changed my address, so I will leave you my card." "Hello, Smith," said a friend of the young writer the next day. "Brown tells me you were in to see him yesterday, and he has been wondering what the dickens I. D. T. Y. means after your name on your card. He says he can't for the life of him think what those letters stand for." "I am glad to hear he has been thinking," was the reply. "He was so 'dopey' yesterday that I wrote those letters on the card just to give his brain some exercise. They don't mean anything." it The railroads also are planting trees, although it cannot be said that they do so with any special ref erence to Arbor day. A New Eng land company is setting out 10,000 catalpas and some chestnut and black walnut saplings upon its vacant lands. A western company is about to plant more than 100,000 catalpas Years hence those trees will supply timber for ties, posts and other pur poses, and the railroads are taking the long look ahead. British cavalry officers and bers of the veterinary staffs express the opinion, based upon their experi ences during the South African that docked horses cannot stand fa tigue as well as those which have not been docked. Advocates of the tice have usually fallen back the negative claim that it "does barm"—senseless and cruel mutila tion though it is; but the South African report deprives them of that poor defense. mem war, prac upon no even The candy trust, according to the Chicago Inter Ocean, now forming, gives promise of being a tremendous success provided it does not attempt [ to raise prices. The taffy interests it | is thought will control the combine, *i they have the pull. Gladness is health-giving. It pro longs life. We all know the good of cheerfulness in the sickroom. It is just as much need ed in everyday life. It adds zest to our work. Whistling or singing at one's task makes time pass more swiftly and less tediously. Work cheerfully done is better done. One puts something of one's personality in one's work. If we have troubles to bear, so do all others. Do not add to the burdens of others by going about witli a gloomy face and pres ence. Think of the cheerful things. Do not repine at failure. What seems such may not be so. Out of failure one may reap riches of character, says the Milwaukee Journal. There is no failure so great as failure of spirit and heart in life. If we are sincere, if our work is real, no mis fortune, no lack of appreciation, no malice can ruin us. With truthful ness and earnest endeavor in us we can face the world with a smile on the lip and gladness of heart shining in our eyes. Then whatever comes to us in life, let us seek the gladness of it. There is always a bright side. Let us make the best of all. If we give each day all of cheerfulness that we can, life will be full of blessings. It is a glorious thing to carry a fund of gladness as we go on through life. Keep Cheerful. Southbridge, Mass., just at present has an embarrassment of library riclies. Mr. Car EmbarraHtins Generosity. negie recently of fered the town $10, 000 to build and equip a library, stipu lating at the same time that it should provide a site and make an appropria tion for annual maintenance. Before the offer was accepted, relates the Chi cago Tribune, Mr. Jacob Edwards, a native of the town, and one of Boston's millionaire manufacturers, hearing of Mr. Carnegie's offer, tendered the town $40,000 and in addition agreed tc buy the site for it and equip the li brary and have it ready for occupancy without costing the town a cent. When this offer became known to Mr. Carnegie, he suggested that both of fers might be combined, or be would add to his original offer. Mr. Edwards, however, would not consent to a part nership in the gift, as he had long con templated giving a library to the town. This leaves the townspeople in some what of a quandary. They do not like to decline Mr. Carnegie's offer, as it may appear impolite, and they do not like to decline Mr. Edwards' offer, for, as he is one of their townsmen, that would be impolite and ungrateful also. It is probable, however, Mr. Edwards' offer will be accepted, with sincere re gretö toMr. Cfuucgle. A convention of fiddlers is about to he held at Decatrtr, Ala., not a conven tion of "violinists," mind you, but of "fiddlers" who caD put their heads on one side, close their eyes and saw away on the E string from dark till dawn, meanwhile calling the figures and amusing the dancers with ready, if somewhat homely, wit. This is the old-time fiddler, who has survived in the south as nowhere else in the country. A Montgomery, Ala., paper thus describes the convention: "There will be fiddlers there who never heard of a 'virtuoso' and who don'i know the difference between a stac eato and a microbe; whose fiddles wouldn't bring a dollar apiece at auc tion, but who can play 'Billy In the Low Ground' from bass to treble." Like the association of veterans, the ranks of the fiddlers are rapidly thin ning, and this may be their last con vention, it is said; but whether it is not, it will be a jolly one, with reels and breakdowns and ragtime, trills, tremolos and reminiscences galore. Fiddlers In Jolly Convention. or "One of the great aids to my prac tice," said a physician who makes specialty of throat and lung troubles, "is the current fashion for fancy waistcoats. No, I don't mean that there is anything in the colors that strikes in. Simply that one man out of three who puts on a new brilliant ly colored waistcoat is so proud of it and so afraid that it will not be noticed tjiat he goes about in this raw weather with his coat and his overcoat unbuttoned and thrown open just to display it. That's a fact. I have had several cases of pneumonia because of it." a A resourceful humorist got a seat in a New York street car "By telling the other passengers that lie had smallpox. But he was quarantined for awhile and later was required to give a bond to abstain from disorder ly conduct in the future. It is fortunate, observes the Mil waukee Sentinel, that the cold son has passed. The safe heretofore used for protecting coal can now be utilized to foil the midnight prowler looking for meat. sea ; It was told that an enterprising magazine manager offered Stockton $10,000 if he would reveal the true end of the famous tale, but he true to his story and declined the offer. was There are enough kinds of weather to suit every taste, but somehow other nobody is pleased. or AEP ON POTATO BUGS He Tries Col. Redding's Plan to Get Rid of Them. Give* the Children a Nielcel a Dozen for Dead Busts—T hat Is for Biff Striped Onei ■How He I» Succeeding:. (Copyrighted by the Atlanta Constitution, ard reprinted by permission.) I am trying Col. Redding's plan t» exterminate the potato bugs. He says begin early and watch for .the fifst ones *.hat come. Make an inspection every morning and kill the large striped ones before they lay their eggs. My crop is aibout six inches high. I have six long rows in the garden and the other morning I found the pesky things had come. I killed about 30 and then told the children—the grand children I mean—that I would them a nickel for every dozen bugs they found. That evening they killed 60, and next morning 40, and this morn ing 15, and this evening ten. So the three little girls brought me in debt 60 cents and feel rich. The bare is that they are to pay me bac# all I find, and I have not found but five yet, though I don't look very care fully. Children like to work for money, just like grown folks. I re member well the first half dollar I ever earned. My father was clearing land and told me I might have the saplings if I would trim them up and pile the brush and I might have the wagon and team fo haul them to town and sell them. I had the evenings aft er school and Saturdays to work, and *oon had a load ready and sold it to our school-teacher for a silver half dollar. I was rich, and as I drove home I felt of it in my pocket every little while to be sure it was there. I like to reward these little chaps, for it does them so much godd and make« them love me. The love of an inno cent child is the purest on earth cept the love of a mother. I have no greater comfort now than the glad «mile of a little one that jumps into my arms whenever I come. It flatters my vanity,for though I am old and ugly the little one will hug and pat wrinkled cheeks and turn away from those who are young and handsome. Tl.e greatest inducement for a parent to be a Christian is to secure the sal vation of their children and meet.them in Heaven, for it is said in the 'Scrip tures in three places: "Believe in the Lorfl Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved-r-thou and thine house, said by Paul ajid by Peter and the Spirit, let the good mother not despair of her wicked son who went unrepentant to his death and may these words al ways comfort her: "Thou and thine house." For the sake of ten good peo ple the Lord would have saved Sodom and for the sake of good parents He will save the children. Last year my potato crop was seri ously damaged by these bugs, and by the Paris green, too, for I used too much of it, and so I am taking Col. Redding's advice and killing off the big striped beetles before they lay their patches of yellow eggs on the paj for ex my It was thou and thine house. So UPTON'S FAITHFUL SALESMAN DIARY OF A DROUTHY CRONY. Bold Hi* Employer a Pound of HI» Own Cheese and Got an In crease of Salary. Sir Thomas Lipton, the famous yachtsman, and head of what is prob ably the largest retail provision busi ness in Great Britain, is one of those men who believe in personally keeping an eye on their employes. To this end, when in London, he often pays a surprise visit to one or another of his huge establishments, and strolls casually through the vari ous departments, noticing everything but saying very little, says the Phila delphia Saturday Evening Post. As might be expected, among the many thousands of men and women he employs there are some who, never having seen the head of the firm, pos sess but a very hazy notion of his per sonai appearance. Sir Thomas chanced upon one of these a week or two ago, and for a few minutes the bystanders enjoyed a lit tie quiet fun. This particular clerk was in charge of the cheese counters at one of Lip ton's huge establishments in the city. Seeing a gentleman apparently about to leave the shop without making a purchase, he immediately seized upon the supposed customer and began to extol the virtues of "Lipton's cheese." well-concealed 6ir Thomas (for it was no other than he) listened with amusement for a few moments and even went the length of tasting several samples. Then he tried to shake off the assistant by saying that he was not requiring any cheese "just at pres ent." But the clerk was not to be got rid of so easily; and, before his employer quite realized what had happened, he had paid for a pound of his own cheese, and the assistant was inquiring to what address it should be sent. The young man's amazement, when he re alized the identity of his customer, made his fellow-assistants roar with laughter. But a few days later the laugh was on the other side, for Sir Thomas, ever quick to recognize and reward merit, instructed the cashier to give the persistent clerk a substan tial increase of salary. Automatic Orchestrions. In Spandau, near Berlin, a great mil itary center, a tax has been put on au tomatic orchestrions, which are be coming sn intolerable nuisance, as nearly every restaurant has one. It is hoped that the tax will reduce the plague. under side of the leave«. I Instruct ed the children to lobk for eggs, and they found only two leaves with egg» on them. "With a little sharpened stick they dug around the base of every plant, and there found most of the beetles, but I am already satis« fied with the experiment, and hop* that I will not have to use Paris green at all. I shall continue my bargain with the children, even df it is expen sive. 1 overheard them plotting thi» evening about going to the drug stör« to-morrow and buying some ice cream, and they agreed to take two saucers apiece. These little girls are great in ventions, and i love to watch them and ruminate and ponder why it was that children, especially boys, get more selfish and deceitful ae they grow old er. The devil seems to let them alom until they get weaned from theii mother. The good and the bad are strangely mixed in this world. New plagues am pestilences keep coming, both on ani mal and vegetable life, but a kim Providence has provided remedies ant given us minds to find them. But have found no way to keep the pigeons from preying upon my young peas as they peep out of the ground. They utterly destroyed'my first planting and have begun on the second. We have had a flock for nrtanyyears, and I e the gar ding, what never knew them tAttf auffi ,(SkK?Bi den before. I say must T do about it? My wife says cover them with brush, and I will if I find the brush. The English «par rows do leave most of the crop, but the pigeons don't leave anything. Reckon I will have to turn the boys loose on them. The beans, onions and early corn are all right yet, and the strawberries seem to have emies. They make a beautiful show, and give us great comfort. In a week or two we will have ripe fruit in abundanceand shall sendsome to the preachers. Brother Yarbrough says he does not think it any harm to send good things to a preacher, even on Sunday. Strawberry culture is spreading rapidly in our town, and some of the neighbors are trying it as a business for profit. Dr. Felton, Jr., has put out 30,000 plants the last season. It was Isaac W'alton, the great fisherman, who wrote in his book on angling; "Dr. Butler said that 'doubtless God could have made a bet* no en ter berry than, the strawberry, but doubtless God never did,' and so I say that God never made a more calm, quiet, innocent recreation than ang ling." My go.ftd friend's, Dr. Benham and Col. Murphy, heartily indorse Wal ton on fishing, and will sit in a boat halfday in a summer's sun and watch the corks and ruminate and not catch enough fish for supper. If I was as fond of it as they are, I think I would move to Florida and stay there. I have caught more fish there in one day than in all my life up here in north Georgia. I did not go to Dallas; the long spell of grippe left me too dilapidated to travel that far, and give up my home habits and comforts, but I read ail about The great reunion with keen sat isfaction. There is life in the old land yet, and love for the "Lost Cause" in the hearts of our people, the confed erates and their children and chil dren's children. May it never be ex tinguished. BILL ARP. Sandy Had nn Overmastering Thirst and Many Excuses for Quench ing the Same. the mon that sang "Auld Lang Syne, Thursday—A gill in the mornin' try ing to remember where I skinned my knuckles in a poleetical argument th« nicht before. Introducing Jock Mac donald to a likely lass for his second wife, twa gills, Friday—Fortifyin' mysel' for Mrs. MacDonald's funeral in the afternoon. twa gills. Anither gill to keep me from weepin' for the puir body. Dog whustlin', a gill. The ftmer, sax gills, Saturday—A gill to keep the mist oot o' my plaid, the holes no bein' mended yet. Puttin' in the banns for Jock Macdonald's marriage, fower gills. Dog whustlin and foregather in's, three gills. Sawbath day—A wee drap to clear my throat for callin' to my dog, just a gill. Anither gill at Tam M'Luekie'a when the bells began ringin' for th» kirk, an' a drop o' brandy, so as not to be takin' the smell o' whusky into the Lord's hoose. Just a drap to digest the sermon, twa gills. When Elrphnnl. Walt«. The task of training elephant» is one that requires muscle as well persuasion, and intelligence. If an elephant is to be taught to waltz one man gets at the front end and another at the rear end of the beast, and each shoves his end around until fhe an imal learns that when he hears the word "Waltz! to whirl. When they walk with their fore legs on a rolling tub one man goes before and another behind the tub and steady it for the elephant with crowbars stuck between the. tub and the ground. In the see-sa.w act the ele phants at the ends and the one in the middle have to be held in position by tackle and by men. Monday morning—A gill to tak' the taste o' a dry sermon oot o' my mouth. Midday—A gill to wet my lips so I could whustle for my dog, bein' oot among the sheep. Forgatherin' wi' neighbors, a gill. Mair dog whustling, a gill. Tuesday—A wet morning, a gill on account o' there being some holes in my plaid. Dog whustlin' through the day, twa gills. Consolin'wi'Jock Mac donald on the loss o' his wife, fower gills. Wednesday—Market-day foregath ering wi' neighbors, sax gills. Dog whustlin', twa gills. Gill wi' some folk I hae nae mind o' whatever. Gill wi' N it means that he is ELEGANT DINING OARS, If«w Service Innugarated Route, TLe Iron Mountain Route has inaumraba a new dining car service on its fa?t r?»^ 4 trains from St. Louis, Memphis i and Inî * mediate points to Texas. These car» h ter |ust been turned out of the Pullma^-v T * and are models of skillful worknnni^* They are handsomely fitted up thoroS,?' equipped with the latest appCcTlïï lighted with electricity. They are «lL 4 plied with electric fanm y ® a ' 80 su k Meals are served a la carte a ■ . Havdland china, Libby cut glSsware anî elwant silverware. B are aa ® fr™ J* r he - on ' y !ine running dining from St. Louis to points in Sor*'— soun, Arkansas and Texas. It daily service between St. Louis ou the iro| Mount ai S . r .—uiuinir car« omts in Southern 32 Texas. It has n frîni» —"j St. Louis ami t a Î * and a double daily service hotwoo phis and Texas of S > appliances" 0 ^ fana and WrU Named. Mrs. Bacon—Why do you suppose the* call employment agencies bureaus ' Mr. Bacon—Because a fellow can neret find what he wants in one, I suppo*!! Yonkers Statesman. We promise that should you use PTTT NAM FADELESS DYES and be diS Bed from any cause whatever, to refund 10c. for every package. Monroe Drug Co., Unionvilie, Mo. Thought It Bodies». Doctor—Nothing serious, I assure von. Your -wife merely has a small ulcer on' th. end of her tongue. Enpe<%7 Sa y' doc i or > '» that a fact? Certainly, sir! I hope you don't think I would misrepresent the case'" "No but your discovery that her tonna really had an end seems too good to be true * .—Chicago Daily News. Not New, "This smokeless powder is somethin, new, isn't it?" asfed Mrs. Bicke"?wS ng of some military experiments Why, my dear " replied Mr. Sickern you have used smokeless powder for vear» * —Detroit Free Press. Ask To-Day for Allen'» P6ot-Ea»». It cures swollen, aching, tired feet. At all Druggists and Shoe stores, 25c. Sample sent Fhek. Address A. S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y, Use» of the Wheel. Spokes—The bicycle is a great moral fa«, their neighbors" 01 " 0 " ^ g ° S8iping aboa * Neads Ugh ! As far as I can see, it helps TYB t° rUD pe0p e down more than ever.— Stop» the Const an<l Works 0« the Cold. Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. Price 25o. Men are continually going up again schemes that look like more money an less work.—Chicago Daily News. ,1 Hale's Honey of Horehound and Tar r* lieves whooping cough. Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute. A critic by any other name would be • knocker just the same.—Chicago Daily News. _ Piso's Cure cannot be too highly spoken ol is a cough cure.— J. W. O'Brien, 322 Thirl Ave., N., Minneapolis, Minn., Jan. 6, 1900, He is a wise man who wastes no energy on pursuits for which he is not fitted.—Glad stone. THE SURGEON'S KNIFE Mrs. Eckis Stevenson of Salt lake City Tells How Opera tions For Ovarian Troubles May Be Avoided. "Deab Mbs. Pinkham: —I suffered With inflammation of the ovaries and womb for over six years,enduring ache» and pains which none can dream of but those who have had the same expe ; ! K -, . 99 I mk-A m m-- , \ urn i H MBS. ECKIS STEVENSON, rience. H nndreds of dollars went to th* doctor and the druggist. I was simply a walking* medicine chest and a pLys - ical wreck. My sister residing in Ohio wrote me that she had been cured of womb trouble by using Lydia L, Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound. and advised me to try it. i then discontinued all other medicine* and gave your Vegetable Compound a thorough «trial. Within four weeks nearly all pain had left me; I rare y had headaches, and my nerves were 1» a much better condition, and I was cured in three months, and this avoi eQ a terrible surgical operation, —mb». Eckis Stevenson, 250 bo. State oti Salt Lake City, Utah.—$5000 forfeit V a boue testimonial is not genuine. Remember every woman cordially invited to write to' Mrs. Pinkham if there is anything about her symptoms she does nos Pinkham* address is Lynn, Mass. i* Mrs. understand. # .oæ 'Y fo MORE COTTON to the acre at less cost, mean» more money. More Potash the in the Cotton fertilizer improves soil ; increases yield—larger pron how t* Send for our book (free) explaining get these results. GERMAN KALI WORKS, 93 Nassau St., New York.