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32nd, Year. Prescott, Ark., Thursday, June 17 1909. Number 20 I Gan Cure Cancer AT HOME without op eration, dan ger or delay I will prove it can b e is- cured. i WILL PROVE IT TO ANY SUFFERER FREE I have a CERTAIN EASY METHOD that cures this dreaded disease in a few days You can use it successfully at'home with perfect safety. Every one should know about this marvel ous painless remedy. If you have a TUMOR. LUMP. SORE OR ANY SKIN DISEASE that needs immediate attention write at once and learn how I ca 1 cure you at small expense. Obsti nate cases wishing personal atten tion are invited to visit our sanitor ium. No matter what your condi tion call or write. Dr. Bells Sanitorium Co. 308 Hernando St. Me mphis, Tenn. ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE MIND By Claude W. Newth Com mencement Night of the High School. The subject to which your at tention is invited claims specific connection with the every day struggle of human life. The history of the human race is simply a record of the develop ment and progress by which it has attained its present stage of civilization and enlightenment, and a study of this record reveals the fact that this advancement has been made by various stages, as impulses have been received from time to time, and the great est of these impulses have been discoveries and inventions, Let us roll back the centuries and stand beside our Great An cestor, where the human mind was in its infancy, and watch it, down through the centuries, as it slowly rears its stately mansion of intelligence and develops the fundamental principles of nature. Beginning at that remote period of time the mind has built the ladder, round by round, by which it has attained its present stage of civilization and enlight enment. We soon find the hu man mind trying to baffle God by attempting to build a struct ure to reach the heavens, which was called the Tower of Babel. We find it erecting the pyramids of Egypt, and building the great wall in China. We find it in Greece, turning out the imperish able structures of Grecian art, and building the great amnhi theatres and cathedrals at Rome. We find the ever-active mind in , ancient legislative halls, and we listen to the burning eloquence: of these ancient orators as they experiment in the science of government. We watch Gall ileo as he invents the first telescope, and Newton as he discovers the law of gravitation. The eager desire to achieve something has clung to the sons of men down through the centu ries to the present day. Today the human mind is still busy, solving the great problems, un raveling and investigating the laws of nature. Most of the great achievements have been wrought in the wonderful nine teenth century, but most of their foundations were laid by ancient philosophers. How amazing it would be if those ancient philoso phers could stand by the side of the men who now fill their places and behold the wonderful pro gress which has been made since their day! The slow hand processes have passed away and we now hear the whirr of wheels and see al most human-like machines turn ing out the products with astonish ing rapidity and cheapness. Probably tne greatest progress has been made in the modes of travel. The horse haB almost ended his long career as man’s chief instrument of travel, while the automobile and the steam electrical locomotives are his substitute, and the problem of navigation of the air has been solved. It is largely due to the steam engine that the wonderful progress of recent times is large ly due, and to that famous Scotch man, James Watt, belongs the honor of inventing the first ef fective steam engine. Then came the first locomotive in vented by Stephenson of 1830, capable of making six or seven miles an hour with three or four passengers, from which the human mind has developed the powerful locomotive of today, which can maintain a speed of ninety miles per hour with a heavy load. Today trains are speeding under the Hudson river through tubes that have been placed there by the ever active human mind. Within a year it will be possible to step Mens Pants We have the best line of mens pants in the city—all up-to-date, in both light and dark patterns—both full bloomer and regular styles. Come in and look at ours any-way and the chances are yon will find just what you want, at prices from $2.50 to $5.00. W. B. WALLER upon a railway car at New York citv and step off on the Island of Cuba. Mr. Flagler’s railroad along the Florida keys is almost finished. Supported in many ; places by concrete arches the trains will seem to leap from key to key. At Key West the trains will be run on large ferry boats and taken to Havana. In i deed the world today is one vast network of railroads on which these fast locomotives are speed ing every hour, carrying great numbers of passeners, maintain ing the commerce of the world, and doing a great part in further ing the civilization of the human | race. The Wright brothers have won a most signal victory in the con struction of the aeroplane which can navigate the air with as much ease as a bird, at a speed of forty-five miles per hour, and it has been predicted that our mails will some day be trans ported by the means of the aero plane. Our medical and surgical ad vancements have been very great since Harvey laid the basis for the true study of medicine by the discovery of the way in which the blood circulates. The most destructive diseases seem to be mastered, and in the future they will rarely appear. Surgery has reached such per fection that an amputated limb can be replaced by another, as was demonstrated not long ago by a physician who amputated the leg of a dog and replaced it with the leg of another which grew and became as strong as the former one. From the discovery ot electric ity by Franklin, the human mind has invented the telephone, the motor, the dynamo, the moving picture machine, and many other electrical machines too numerous to mention. Electricity was regarded by the ancients only as a destructive force. It has been caught, tamed, harness ed and made to work for tv e good of man. Franklin never realized the value of his discovery It has revolutionized the world. Today a vast network of wires and cables reach around this globe, by which we are enabled to learn what is going on in other parts of the world. Recent ly pictures of aeroplane flights were sent by telegraph from Berlin to London. This wonder ful invention does not yet give perfect results, but they are good enougn to insure success in the near future. Of course the photograph does not actually pass over the wire, but is pro duced in lines and shades at the other end. A few years ago Marconi invented the wireless telegraphy. As a result, our ships |of today are equiped with wireless telegraphy, and they can communicate with each other while running at a great speed far out on the ocean. Here is an example of the value of this achievement: Not long ago the steamer Republic was struck by the steamer Florida off Nan tucket during a dense fog. The Republic received a mortal blow and the Florida was so badly damaged that it could not aid the other steamer. But the Re public was fitted with wireless telegraphy, and in a moment the mysterious power was sending this message in all directions: •‘The Republic is Sinking 26 Miles Southwest of Nantucket. Help!” This messacre was pick ed up by the steamer Baltic and La Loraine. In a moment both steamers were racing to the rescue, and arrived just in time to take off the passengers and ' bears them away in safety. Thi is a splendid proof of the value of this great achievement. It has been successfully placed on moving trains, and before long the various railroad companies operating on our continent will have their trains equiped with wireless telegraphy which will prevent many accidents. The electric motor is a nine teenth century invention and has ! been so improved that today the | steam locomotive is destined to pass out of existence to be re placed by the electric motor. Mr. Edison has invented the phono graph through which one’s voice may be made to speak thousand of years hence, and the moving picture machine which is taking a place in the public schools of our land as entertain ers and educators. And Mr. Edison says that the characters will soon be made to display their natural colors and speak as well as move. For a child to see such scenes as Washington crossing the Deleware or the sinking of the Merrimac would give a touch of realism to the study of history and would be a powerful auxiliary to both student and teacher. The A-ray is anotner stnicing achievement of the human mind. For years it was difficult for science to determine the exact nature of internal diseases. It is now possible to do this by the means of the X-ray. It is nothing more than a powerful electric light forced through the system so that the internal structure may be seen by the naked eye. The dynamo and the electric light are the most useful and im portant achievements of all the electrical machines. The lamp has almost disappeared and to day electric lights illuminate almost every city and village. There is a possibility that worn out farms will be renewed in the near future by fertilizer taken from the air by electricity, if Mr. Edison’s last test proves success ful, and we may expect to see every brook and river utilized in making electricity for this and for other purposes. The art of printing was invent ed by John Gutenberg in Germa ny about the year 1450. It pro vided a way to preserve the precious structures of ancient literature which would have otherwise been lost. It is todav one of the greatest agents of modern civilization and education, because the newspapers refresh our minds with the memories of the past and keep us in touch with the current topics of the day. The extent to which Astrono my, the oldest of sciences, has been developed it seems beyond the power of the human mind. The construction of the telescope Gallileo and the theories of Kep ler mark the first real victories in the development of Astronomy. As a result, there are but few things remaining undiscovered in this science. Through the tele scope we can watch the stars as they roll and shine far out in the blue ocean of space. We can calculate the distance of the planets and examine the wonder ful sphere by which we are sur rounded. The discovery of the comet by Halley which goes far out into space and returns once in every seventy-six years was indeed a wonderful discovery. Astronomers today can compute the very minure at which an eclipse will take place. Through perseverence the mind has wrought imperishable struct ures of literature that today fill many volumes in thousands of libraiies. But all these great achieve I merits only inspire higher hopes for the future, The stream of discovery is constantly increas ing. Look at what has been ac complished in the last hundred years and tell me what will be the achievements when two more generations have passed. The human mind has gone down into the depths of the mighty ocean. It has done more than that. It has piejped the very depts of heaven, and who can say what the human mind will next attempt? Barrier after barrier has broken down under the overwhelming force of intel lect, until today, standing at the end of a vast number of depart ed years, we can look back and mark with pride the successive achievements of the human mind. In some branches of discovery and invention we seem to be ap proaching a termination. For instance, how the power of steam can be developed much further than it is today is difficult to conceive. Unfortunately, man has but five senses. If he had ten he might develop the power of steam and many other dis coveries still further. There are probably other forces in nature that our five senses do not re veal to us. These are some of the achieve ments of the human mind. If overwhelmed by these great achievements we have only to recall the words of the Jewish King: "When I consider the heavens the works of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars which Thou hast ordained, what is man that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man that Thou visitest him? For Thou hast made him a little lower than the angels and hast crowned him with glory and honor. Thou madest him to have dominion over all the works of Thy hand. Thou hast put all things under his feet," BITTEN BY A JACK Last Thursday afternoon Mr. Tobe Milam, a prominent farm er living about.two miles south of town was bitten by a Jack that resulted in his arm having to be amputated just below the elbow. Mr. Milam had gone in to the stable to catch the Jack and when in the act of putting the bits in his mouth the infuri ated beast grabbed him by the arm. Mr. John Moore of Em met was present and got a short scantling and succeeded in jarr ing his hold on Mr. Milam, but not until hin arm was so severe ly lacerated that it was necea (Guaranteed FOUNTAIN PER 89' Ufie, _ _ Pen U 14 K. gold, iri dium pointed. Has a beautifully chased bar rel and the cap is fitted. with a patent pocket clasp that prevents ac cidental loss. Sold under the manu facturers guarantee to be satisfactory in every respect Baker Drug Store sary to take it off. Mr. Milam is getting along as well as could be expected under the circumstances. S -X PEOPLE WE KNOW. \ They Are Prescott People and What They Say is of Local Interest When an incident like the following occurs right h«re at home, it is bound to carry weight with our readers. So many strange occurrences go the rounds os the precs; are published as facts, people become skeptical. On one subject skepticism is rapidly dis appearing. This is due to tne actual experience of our citizens, and their Sublic utterances regarding them. The oubter must doubt no more in the face of such evidence as this. The public statement of a reputable citizen living right at home, one whom you can see every day, leaves no ground for the skeptic to stand on. S. R. Riggs, living on Front St., Prescott, Ark., says: “During the past year I experienced a great aeal of suffering from pains and aches in the small of my back, and through my loins and limbs. When an attack was upon me, it was all I could do to get around. Hearing of Doan’s Kidney Pills, I pro cured a box at Hesterlyrs drug store, and soon noticed an improvement in my condition. Thus encouraged, I continued taking them and a complete cure was effected. ” THEY SHOULD “My honest conviction, based apon my own experience and that of my friends, is that “Hunt’s Cure” will cure a larger per cent of skin troubles especially of an itching varie’y, than any other remedy. Certainly those afflicted with any form of itcn should try it. J. O. Moore, 50c per box. Atchison, Kas. LADIES* MUSLIN UNDERWEAR We Have Just* Received a New Lot* Drawers 25c t*o 85c Corset Covers 25c t*o 50c Gowns 50c Lo $1.50 Skirt*s 50c t*o 2.00 See Display In Show Window Ozan Mercantile Company Prescott, - Arkansas.