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A Thinker Speaks.
One of the greatest reasons wbv bright boys have left the farm is because they were not given the chance to use their brains and be lieved there was nothing on the farm except hard work and poor pay. My advice to the boys is to spend a part of their time visiting, not for fun. but for business. Ev ery one of us has a liking for some special line of farm work and be lieves that in that line he could make' success comes, and come it will if you intelligently persist, there will be some failures and many discour agements that will cost time and money. Much of this can- be avoided by spending less time and money in visiting farmers who have for years been working in the line you wish to follow, homes of these men with eyes and ears open, ask all the questions vou can think of and don't forget'the memorandum book and pencil. Fol low it up. from the chaff, plan, but neveh time wo But before a success. Go to the w eed out the wheat work, think and for any length of so hard that you plan and plan well. My experience teaches me that it's not the hardest worker that makes the greatest suc cess of farming. "Judicious iazine farmers need a utile more of. time for loafing and idle rest from hard brains may be think and plan better. i. suppose some of the old people will think 1 am preaching a bad doctrine to our boys, but I know from personal ex perience it is true. Not many years ago, and with a mortgage on the farm, I borrowed money to pay my expenses to horticultural meetings and those of our State board of ag riculture, and even to go off and visit other farms, portumlies I got for my money, I remembered what 1 saw and heard, and the farm has improved, the mortgage is paid, and I am able to live comfortably and well, morrow I intend to visit an intelli f ent fruit grower,, of whom f[ think can learn something more. 1 still practice what I preach, "judi cious laziness."—J. H. Hale, Hart ford county, Ct., in Farm and Home. cannot is what most Not talk, but work, that their rested and clear to ! To Government control of railroads, which is so loudly demanded in some sectious, is an apparently sim tile way out of the evils of the transportation problem. But how the government shall acquire the roads, is another question, Cer tainly the people are not ready to be taxed, either to buy them or to build opposition Hues. But after the railroads are secured, the gov ernment must operate them. How much cheaper it can run the rail roads than they are now managed, is a serious question. • It always costs the government more to do business than individuals. This is a recognized principle iu govern ment work There would be more rather than fewer officials and em ployes. Apparently the great ad vantage would be that the govern ment would have full control of the rates, and that, too, without re gard to dividends on watered stocks, but as a matter of fact millions up on millions of railway capital re ceive no dividends at all. Govern ment control of transportation and of other industries is too serious a a question for conclusions to be hastily jumped at.—Ex. General Law for l'ostoirieelîuliaings. The Postoffice Committee of the House to-day reported favorably bill providing for a postoffice build ing in every town in the United States in which the postoffice re ceipts exceed $3,000 annually. Where the gross receipts exceed $25,000 the building shall cost not more than $20,000, and where the receipts are $20,000 the cost of the building shall not exceed $15,000. There are about 2,000 towns that will get buildings, and it is estima ted the total cost will be about $30, 000,OuO. However, only $2,000,000 of . this amount is to be expended annually in towns to be selected in the order of receipts by the Post master-General. Here are the towns in Mississippi which will get build ings, Of course, those that already have them will not get others: Aberdeen, Canton, Columbus, Corinth, Greenville, Grenada, Holly Springs, Jackson, Meridian, Natch ez, Vicksburg, West Point, Winona, Yazoo City. a Useful, If True. Some one has made the discovery, or rather makes the assertion, that a fly always «walks upward. Put a fly on a window, and up he goes to ward the, top; lie can't be made to walk downward. So an inventor has made a screen divided in half. The upper part laps over the lower, with an inch space between. Well, as soon as a fly lights on the screen, he proceeds to travel upward, and thus walks out doors. By this means, a room can lie quickly clear ed of flies. CLIPPINGS. A Senator who will wait seven teen years to inquire what his con stituents want, had better be laid on the shelf.—Emporia Republican. Shoot your petitions into the bal lot box, and then you will place them where they will do the most good.—Labette County Statesman. Ingalls has at last found the rem edy, and we may now look fora rise in the price of corn, wheat, oats, cattle and hogs all over the West. He has introduced a bill to establish a free public bathing beach on the Potomac river.—Labor's Tribune, (Mo). Iowa demands free twine, and lias asked her delegation in Congress to say so.. The only difficulty m com plying with such a modest demand by a State so important is that the whole tariff system is so twined to gether that if any one twine-end should be pulled out down would come the entire fabric. The Missouri anti-trust law has been declared "unconstitutional " This is no more than might have been expected. Allhiws enacted for the benefit of the people, and in any way conflicting with the interests of monopolies will likely meet a simi lar fate until the people by their bal lots declare boodle legislatures and courts unconstitutional. The Republican press comment ing on Vance's x ( warehouso> bill to benefit the farmers treat it as a wild and impartial scheme. Somehow any suggestion that would help the farmer is wild and impracticable. When the agricultural interests ask for the direct loan of funds on real estate they cry out in holy horror, "Oh, the government must not go into the banking business;" yet to loan bankers miilions at 1 per cent, for twenty years and others millions without any interest at all, is all right. You see it makes a difference whose ox is gored. Under all forms of government the most ultimate power lies with the masses. It is not kings nor istocraèies, ncr land owners, nor capitalists, that anvwhere really slave the people. It is their own ignorance. Most clear is this where government rest on universal suf frage. The workingmen of the United States may mold to their will legislatures, courts and constitu tions. Politicians strive for their favor and political parties bid against one another for their vote. But what avails this? The little finger of aggregated capital «inst be thick er than the loins of the working masses so long as they do not know how to use their power.—-Ex. ar en A «Tust Monarch. • A very good example is set, by the Emperor William iu dispensing the same weight and the same measure in military cases to all offenders, and it \vou»i bn well if it were followed in this country. Recently a soldier com plained of ill treatment by Count Pfeil, a second lieutenant in his regi ment, and after a court martial that officer was sentenced to a fourteen days' arrest. The sentence was dis patched to the emperor for confirma tion, with minutes of the evidence, and liis majesty quashed the proceed ings, as lie considered the sentence to be altogether inadequate to the offense ; and the result of a new trial was that the count was ordered to bo imprisoned in a fortress for eight weeks.—-London Truth. Egyptian Stockings. The Egyptians of the present- Kopts as well as Arabs—run about with bare feet. The ancient Egyp tians, on the contrary, who arc now only to be seen in a dried condition in museums, possessed a very good meth od of knitting stockings, as is shown in the collection at the Lou Paris. In the grave of a mummy there was fourni a pair of knitted stockings, which gave tlio surprising evidence, firstly, that short stockings, resembling socks, were worn by the ancient Egyptians; and.secondly, that the art of knitting stockings had al ready attained great perfection in an cient Egypt.—New York Ledger. vre, m Workmen Find a Number of Coin» mid other Valuable Article* iu a Drain. A party of sewer cleaners of the de partaient of public works struck a bo nanza last week in the sewer drift and sediment of a sewer in West Fifteenth street. An examination showed that there was a layer of sediment nearly a foot deep on the bottom of the drain, and indicated that the sewer had not been cleaned out for years and proba blv not since the war. The sewer is about lifteon feet under SSÄf ucariy SÄfÄ holes are placed at every few hundred feet. The brickwork was found to be solid and in excellent condition, but the air in the drain was so had that tiie manhole covers had to be left open for several hours before a workman could venture to enter them. In some parts, he said, the air was so bad that even the sewer rats could not live in it, but in other sections of the sower they were found in droves. A party of six men, under the direction of a foreman, began the work of cleaning the drain early last week. Two of the men were lowered into adjoining manholes and through the sewer toward each other, removing the sediment in buckets til they met, The buckets when 11 lied wero drawn. up by the mqp at the manholes and emptied on the street to await removal. The first bucketful showed a mass of black sand and coarse gravel, which looked like coal. When the first bucketful was emptied in«/ the street the workmen uttered an exclamation, and oueof them be gan to spread out the contents with his shovel, while the other carefully amined the black mass, picking up every foreign object that appeared in the gravei. Even the foreman became interested when, on poking through the stuff tvitli a stick, lie tished out part of a bi chain. THE SEWER YIELDS ITS TREASURES. worked .in ex a copper or gold watch A group of spectators around the manhole to orations, but tlie workmen would not allow any one else to delve in the sed iment. A great number of bits of old brass keys were scattered through every bucketful of the stuff, with other bits of metal. But those received little attention from the workmen, who searched for bits of jewelry and for coins. The number of pieces of money was remarkable. Every turn of the shovel as the bucket was emptied vaAiId show up mi " J 'iyjfl"'r cent, or some other coin, which (the workmen seemed to detect at a glance. As fast as they were picked up the articles were handed over to one man. who placed them in a bag which he carried. Occasionally a ring or a bracelet or a piece of one or the other was found, and when u special coin which looked like gold or silver was turned up the foreman examined it himself before banding it over to the bag. "Yes," he remarked rather reluc tantly, "a good many pennies find their way- into the sewers with rubbish, and they sink to the bottom and are not carried far. The men in their work al ways find a few dollars' worth of stuff, which they divide equally. Most of the articles arc washed in from the gutters, but some come from the I have known watches to be fouskd, but Jjhey don't amount to much after their stay in this filth. There ans some pieces of bone in that load, yon *se. You can't tell what they-may have come from. Everything soft rota, you see, or the rats cat it. don't find many- pocketbooks. sewer hasn't been cleaned out for so long that there arc a good many pen men in it. but it takes u good many of them to count for much." 'Hie man with a bag bad a good sized load to carry at the close of his day's work, the old bras removed th closely to the "dump" by several Ital ian ragpickers who hovered around the scone of operations. There were rumors of some good finds by the workmen, but they-declared that the contents of the bag are not worth more than a few dollars.—New York Trib gathered itch the oii so wo This v attention was paid to but the carls that liment were followed ii une. A I.islit Will! To obtain alight instantly without the use of matches, and without the danger of setting things on fire, is an easy matter. Take an oblong via! of the clearest of glass, put into it a piece of phosphorous about the size v)f a pea ; upon this pour some pure olive oil heated to the boiling point, the bottle to bo tilled about one-third full ; then cork tightly. To use the light, re more the cork, allow the air to enter, aud then recork. The whole empty space in the bottle will then become luminous, and the light obtained will be a good one. As soon as the light becomes dim, its power can bo in creased by opening the bottle and al lowing a fresh supply of air to outer. In very cold weather it is sometimes nec essary to heal the vial between the hands to increase tlio fluidity of the oil, and one bottle will last ali winter. This ingenious contrivance may be car ried in tlio pocket, and is used by the watchmen of Paris in all magazines where explosive or inflammable terials v.re stored. —Chicago Ledger. it matches. ma Tlio TUtlle Dog Told tlio Dig Due. My two boys had each a dog. of them»was a bright, affectionate, long haired and long eared retriever named Hector. The other was a big mastiff named Tecumseli. One day a carriage with a dog uudeiy it wav uass One in g xne nouse wnen tne strange ctog— I a large one—seeing little Hectorin the 1 Street, pitched into him in tile most savage manner. In vain poor Hector ] cr jed and begged for mercy; his as salant had no compassion. As soon ; ? s Rector could escape lie ran at the j ,P , his s h® ct ' ln *-° the back yard of 1 Re house where Tecumseh happened a!1 " nishiug up to him put liis ? 10 ®° that ot his big friend. Instant- , W b ?th were running madly after the | carriage with the dog under it. They i both attacked him in the most fero ™>us manner, not leaving him until I ted home.—Portland Argus, lrliSMtuo Kindness. When suffering under certain af flictions, one is likely to become so ir ritable as to resent sympathy. If peo ple would but ignore our griefs, we feel that it might be possible to bear them , with philosophy, but questions have I the efloct of rousing a demon of oppo- ' sition. A young lady employed in a publie library one day fell from the , top of a step ladder, and not only called upon herself the attention of the entire room, but was quite con scious that she presented a forlorn spectacle, ingloriously prostrate and j covered with dust. No one was so ill bred as to laugh, I but one al l r am her of her associates i rushed up to her, littering, iu fugue and chorus, the natural sympathetic questions: "How did you fall?" ( "Are you hurt?" "How did it happen ?" "Did you lose your balance?" j In the midst of these queries tlievic tim preserved an unblemished front of ■ courtesy. Finally, however, came a silence, and her would bo : rescuers i wer» just turning away, when up rushed the janitor, who had just heard i of the mishap "Why, Mi : cried he, in ! Smith, genuine interest, "did you fall?" Miss Smith turned upon him one . coldly withering g "No, Mr. Green T got down here laucc. T said she, calmly; on the floor, and j -ubbed my clothes iu the dust to amuse | livself !" •a \ . i And then the different workers dis icrsed to their several occupations.— Youth's Companion. A Mctl A modern American house, with all j the recent improvements, is a most j wondoffnl affair, and an inspection while being constructed gives one a good idea of the extent to which the arts and sciences are applied to minis ter to our comfort. The space between the walls is crowded with tubes and pipes of every-description. Steam, gas, hot and cold water are carried to all parts of the building, speaking tubes and ventilating shafts are connected with every room, while great cables of insulated wire, us large us a ship's haw ser, illustrate the manifold uses to which electricity- may be put. Call bolls, automatic gas lighting and in candescent, lamps are only a few of these applications, and the day is not far distant when some, simple form of electric motor to run the sewing ma chine and furnish a supply of power for many other purposes will be found in every first class dwelling. As re gards sanitary and drainage arrange ments, their construction has become a science in itself. It may be safely said that there is nota royal palace in all Great Britain or Europe which is as luxurious, or even as comfortable, as the liouso of the average American of moderate means.—New York Com mercial Advertiser. American House. Gold Is Imleutriictiblc. Gold may truthfully bo said to be everlasting and indestructible. The pure acids have no effect upon it. Air and water alike are prohibited from working its destruction. While to the baser metals they are decay, to gold they are innocuous. Bury it through ges, and when the rude tool cavator airain brings it to light, ? around it or origi witli it have ro vyhich they i the delicate form has become a impalpable as to be still the delicate ol h; tin while everythin; nally associated turned to dust, from sprang, while which it adorned powder so inappreciable, tracery of tiie finest gold thread remains. Days, years, century upon century may roll by, mighty empires rise and fall; dynasties, which dream their power everlasting, and armies, which have marched and conquered, may become nerveless; cities teeming with millions may become the abode of the owl, yet the thin filament of gold remains today as it was 5,000 years ago. Truly gold is a noble met al.—St. Louis Republic. An £xpcnslt« Cijjar. The costliest cigar smoked in New York is said to be a Havana Henry Clay, which is usually sold wrapped in gold or silver foil and which costs $1.25 apiece at retail. 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