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Some day, looting in my mirror,
m discover, here and there.
Slowly on my hoad intruding,
Scattering threads of silver hair;
Bat I do not think Til marmor,
J Ind I do not think TU ?sold.
Aid my heart will not.be saddened
TVhea I soe Pm growing old.
I n'ffl make no lamentation
J aidno tear will dim my eye. ?
. There will be so touch of sadness,
Nor a vain, regretful sigh;
Yo nth will be a mere remembrance,
' Just a story that ia told
. But IH nos wish to recall it
Whan I see rm growing old.
I shall think that, of Life's battle.
Of the hard, relentless grind.
There ls less ahead to conquer^
There is more that's left behind.
J! ~^sarer,"theh, my rest from labor
On Life's-path BO bleak and cold.
'?'.' Bo the gray hairs will be welcome
: When I seo Tva. growing old. .
-Joseph Bert Smiley.
How She Wrote lt.
One of the qualities necessary to sue- !
t in any 'faa of work is the ability tc |
think aid act practically upon the every
; day qu?tions of life.
A young woman who had charge of
the cataloguing of the accounts of a
Philadelphia bank employed aa an as
. fdstant i girl apparently intelligent and
well educated, to whom she gare the
necessary directions for the work. One
of the instructions was that, while she
was to write out the full name where au
- abbreviation was used, she must never
. **' abbreviate a name.. , .
.' One clay the young woman in charge
- found the-fottowing peculiar name'and
. : address, neatly written out by the as
?rsistant;*-**San*uT*^Brown^ trustee for
I Georg? and Minnie Section, Academy ol
I Natural Sciences,"
v Somewhat surprised at the address,
? 8he:asl:ed: to the ledger^from which
it was copied. The ledger read, "Sam!
Brown, trustee for Geo. and Min. Seo
- 'fion. Academy of Natural Sciences.''
** The- young woman had never studied
-^ either-' geology or mineralogy, but wher.
? the v matter i was explained to her she
. found fiat the word "Section" is not al
ways a surname, and that "Geo." may
be an abbreviation for. something quite
different from George,-Youth's Com
pardon. . .
A Customer-Give me a dozen shirts.
Shopkeeper-Here you are, sir, the
. . Customer-How much? .
Shopkeeper-One fifty each.
Customer-All right, wrap them up
Now, how much are these socks?
Shopkeeper-Fifty cents a pair.
Customer-Well, HI take three dozen |
pairs instead of the shirts.
The socks are done up and the cus
tomer starts for the door with the hund?a
Shopkeeper - Hold on there, yoo
haven't paid fur thost socks.
- Customer-Certainly not. I took there
fal exchange f or the .shirts.
Shopkeeper-Yes, but you didn't pay j
for the "shirts.
(Sterner-Certainly not, because 1 j
didn't take them.
.Shopkeeper-That's a fact, and he
spends the next half hour trying to make
his cash balance.-New York Herald.
?pilo Office in China.
The Chinese system of government
lacks entirely 4he progressive and uni
fying t?emci*-Jf popular election. The
v people haveno; voice in the choice of
'V their ruler^^Snd the rulers consider the
.'so many sheep to be fleeced,
^officiais are paid stirringly low
and many ?nices are openly
lit. Corruption and extortion may
therefore IX? said to bo almost sanc
tioned, the only restraint being the dread
* of insurrection and the power cir guilds,
- dans and secret societies. There.is im
perfect protection from- robbers and,
pirates, man y villages preferring to sub
sidize robber bauds rather than to have
to deal ' vi th the woree form of robbery
practiced by the officiais.-Westminster
. Beriew. . . _
Emile Zola's Working Honrs.
Emile Zola's habits are extremely regu- j
lar. Ho takes a walk every morning,
usually leaving' his house, whether at
Medan or at Paris, about 9 o'clock. He
lunches at midday,' and writes from 1
o'clock till 6, receiving no visitors and
transacting no business in the afternoon.
He has & particular liking for large and
massive pieces of furniture, so his writ
ing table and his library chairs are of
colossal proportions, as is also his ink
stand, which is in bronze and represents
a hon.-Paris Cor. Philadelphia Tele
graph.*' ? ??. ' _-'
"What Pain no Animals Feel?
When the sensitiveness to pain of the
negro, compared with that of the Eu
ropean, is hut one to three, as Dr. Fel
kin concludes it is, what relation to the
.latter is horne hy the sensitiveness of
the monkey? of the hurd? of the reptile
and the fish?, of creatures lower still?
London Sunday Magazine?
An Automatic Applauder.
A Frenchman has perfected an inven
tion by which managers of theaters can
ascertain on first nights, in a practical
. manner,; the feelings of the public. The
contrivance is an automatic applauder,
set in motion by a five centime piece
New York Journal.
The irregularity of Mame's coast line
is indicated by. the fact that a Lubec
man. who bought a horse in Eastport
was obliged .to drive the animal more
than forty-miles to reach his home, al
though the two towns are only three ]
miles apt pt in a straight line.
, . To the EsMmce of Labrador belong
the honor of having discovered that the
moon was the paradise of tho good, an ?
that the wicked are to be consigned to a
cold cave in the center of the earth.
The man who never went to the thea
ter in his life is usually the man who
declares loudest'agaiiist tho immorality
.of tile stage. -.
Several women have been permitted
to practice dentistry in Denmark af ty
having passed the regular examinations
'We suppose-Parson Hiott will
be posing as a martyr pretty soon.
The Tillman press and people are
after him with a vigor that is
appalling. One of his churches
has suxnmoued him to trial for
degrading his calling. He is on
trial foiNoeiore all the people! fdr.
being a deep dyed Judas Iscariot
political fool. Many, people who
long ago became disgusted with
his abominable bigotry now have
an opportunity^ to render their
verdict in a substantial manner.
One of the cotton presses de
stroyed in the recent fire at New
Orleans was named the "Fire
proof." Thst name is as gooda
A wester man says he always
envies a fat person when he sees
him laughing. There seems to be
so muoh of him having a good tim.e
A GREAT CLIMATE.
AN ENGLISHMAN GIVES HIS OPINION
lome Features of ? Waitera State Com
pared tn Kag!and-Good Advice fox
Thoa* Who Thin* of Making Theil
Roma ta That Marvelous Country.
I wa writing on Jan, 14. Over in the |
mild elimata of England my fellow gar
de nert are protecting their plants from
frost nd sheltering carefully all those
potted plan ts which they are going to
force for the market. California is
large-twice the size of England, 1
should say. But If you want to find a
place here where you would have to do
the like in your profession you would
h?ve to hunt the cool and somewhat
treacherous bay surroundings of our me
tropolis, or yon would have to climb the
peaks of oar Sierras, and then you would
have to reach an elevation of 8,000 feet
before finding places with a real winter.
We have no winter here, and what is
generally called winter is understood to
be the rainy season. This season is very
mild, and we work at our places here in
the foothill* of the Sierras in shirt
sleeves today and call it a most beauti
Our foothills rival the valley; we have
the high mountains at the back of ua
protecting ns from the dry winds of the
plains east of them and giving us the j
benefit of the warm reflection of the sun, |
which shines here almost every day.
Our grapes ripen at 2,000 feet elevation,
but seven days later than those from
the Fresno region; while our climate is
not so hot, being easier reached by the
winds which blow every day from the
ocean. We can dry raisins iii the sun
in spite of the occasional early rains
which set in' once in awhile in the hay
ing season, at the end of July.
The highest temperature I have re
corded for four years was 112 degs.
Fahr, in the shade. I must say for s
person coming from a cool climate, like
that of England, this is anything but
agreeable. But then 112 degs. up in the
mountains feels nothing like that heat
in the valley, where no air may blow at
the time. Hot spells last usually from
three to five days, and then again we
record AO degs. to 95 degs., or even 85
degs. Fahr., for weeks at a time. By
the time a person has been living aere
for say five years he gets pretty Well
used to it and lives'through it just like
A HEALTHY CLIMATE.
- It is healthy here. The air is won
derfully pure, and the fogs which visit
us from the ocean are quite pleasant,
pure and refreshing. The Coast range
is different altogether. It is affected by
the evaporation of the ocean, and conse
quently cooler and temperate. The
Coast range cuts the valley sharply
from the ocean border, and its peculiar
ity is best demonstrated by alluding to
the fact that, while the grape never
ripens at San Francisco, ten miles from
it, just behind the Coast range, there
lies the land which supplies the city
nearly all the year round with the most j j
Most people who come to California
usually stop and stay at San Francisco,
i The climate is more agreeable, and there
are more fellow countrymen, and all the
advantages which city life offers. But
the most acceptable openings are in the
interior. Gardeners, as a rule, are peo
ple who are least afraid of anything, and
if they cannot get a job at their own
trade, very well, they try another.
. Fruit growing is at .its very best in
California, and ite climate is adapted to
every kind- in every part The grape
will grow and ripen, rich in alcohol or
sour lite a Riesling, just as you choose
to pick your location. The orange is at
home south and north up to 1,600 feet, ?
a&, wonderful to note, the apple will
ripen side by side with this subtropical I
fruit Olives seem destined to shade ?
every hillside which now gives ground .
to pines and underbrush, and peaches
and apricots bring such' wonderful re
turns that it is not surprising that Eng
lish capital seeks investment by the
If only the ground is kept cultivated
it needs no irrigation, and shoots of ten,
twelve or even fifteen feet in length on -
two-year-old trees are something a per- j
son may see from the railroad car while (
traveling through our glorious state.
The population of California is still (
small. One million and a quarter is all j
this state's census gave as the number
erf inhabitants. There will be homes for ]
just as many as may. choose to come and [
work their way. The great danger is
that the warm climate and the ease with
which the soil gives a return will make
the people too lazy. The young genera- 1
tion springing np at the present is not
as energetic as their forefathers, from
whatever country they. came. Times
have been too easy for the old folks-if
they did not make any money through
labor they did so in trading, and as a
last and most important resource they
can fall back upon their real estate and
turn into money what the emigrants are
-willing to buy. The estates are too
large altogether at present, and the
more they are cut up the better it | ]
The man who comes here ought to
know a trade, and be a handy man all
around. He should be content to work
for other people for a time until he gets
accustomed to the ways of this climate.
And he should work at the wages which
the trade unions have established. As
ho works for other people he has the best
opportunity to watch his chance without
running any risk.-Jackson (Cal.) Cor.
The Sile of Solomon's Temple.
Solomon's Temple, as described in the
Scriptures, would not be regarded as a
very imposing structure in this day and
age of the world. Its length was 107
feet, breadth 38 feet, and it was 54 feet
in height, with a portico or veranda 86
feet long and 18 feet wide. We have
private houses that overshadow such an
unpretending structure.-St. Louis Be
Vee The!- Feet for Paddles.
The Banaka tribe, the most famous
can oem eu on the west African coast,
will impel their Hght canoes with great
velocity over the waves and at the same
time use the feet to bail out the water
that happens to be dashed over the sides
of the light craft If from any cause a
Banaka breaks or loses his oars he
throws his legs over the sides of the
boat and propels it almost as fast with
his feet as he could with the paddles.
St. Louis Republic
The Mystery Solved.
Mrs. Yerger is not handsome, and her
voice when she sings is dreadful, but
Colonel Yerger is very demonstrative.
"Why is he always kissing herr asked
a friend of the family of another gentle
"I can't imagine, unless it is to keep
her from singing."-Texas Siftings.
Hardening Plaster Caste.
A new method of hardening the vari
ous plaster ornaments so largely used in
the arts has been suggested. The proc
ess consists in saturating the article-to
be hardened with a solution of silica,
and following this by the application of
a baryta solution.-New York Journal
Washing Kittie Indiana.
We were camped at the Hat Springs
on the Lo Lo trail, made famous in In
dian annals by the escape of Chief Jo
seph and his band of Nez Perces. Just
above ns was a large camp of Flatheads
who were making their fall hunt. One
morning we were awakened by shouts
and cries. Evidently there was great
excitement somewhere, and we promptly
jumped up. It was just after daylight
and cold clouds of steam were rising
from the big4 basin shaped pool at the
Coot of the. granite .wall, from which
poured a thick (stream of boiling water.
The pool was so large that at the lower
Bdge the water- was almost cold. The
dearer yon approached to the place
where the water burst from the rock the
better chance you stood of getting boiled.
At the edge, at a point where the water
was of a comfortable temperature, stood
two Indians,-one on the bank and tho j
[>tber on a stone in the water. Near by
were a dozen other Indians guarding a
number of little Indian boys and girls
who hacl nothing on and were howling
When we looked ont of the tent the
two Indians at the pool had an Indian
boy, one holding him by the feet the
jther by the hands, and were gravely
swinging him backward and forward
through the warm water, while he yelled
it every dip. As soon as they had fin
ished with him he waa set upon the bank,
md ran to the willow brush near by.
Then the noise redoubled, for each
?h?d in the group guarded by the In
dians feared that it was his turn. They
ill tried to escape to the brush) but their
alders pursued, and caught them, nu ti.
tlie very last one had been put through
?he cleansing process.-New York Sun.
Big Field Oona-and Their Effect.
If you insist on high velocity you'have
bo add so much additional machinery to
pour gun carriage and have to so greatly
strengthen its construction that you
lestroy its mobility, while even if you
jain a long range you are still unable to
make use of your most efficient projec
tile at it Moreover, since the remain
ing velocity of its shrapnel is a truer
measure of the value of a gu., than its
nitial velocity, and the two are by no
means directly proportional, it does not
follow that we benefit as much as we
might expect by submitting to these
lisadvantages. Thus', the 12-pounder
las an initial velocity of over 1,700 feet
per second and a remaining velocity at
J.000 yards of 862 feet; while the
LS-pounder, with an initial velocity of
mly 1,0GO feet, has at the same range a
remaining velocity greater by six feet
per second than that of its rival.
One of our highest authorities on field
ixtillery has, indeed, recorded his opin
ion, that, as regards the efficiency of
shrapnel, we gain nothing by the in
creased muzzle velocity of "the best field
run in Europe" at all practical ranges.
Moreover, it is the attempt to squeeze
mt the last few extra feet that does all
the harm.-London Saturday Review.
With all its novel modern powers and
practical sense I am forced to admit that
the purely scientific brain is miserably
mechanical; it seems to have become a
splendid sort of self directed machine,
an incredible automaton, grinding on
with its analysis or constructions. But
for pure sentiment, for all that spon
taneous Greek waywardness of fancy,
for the temperature of passion and the
subtler thrill of_ ideality, you might as
well look to a wrought iron derrick.
Science found education blundering
peacefully along, cultivating half of the
mind with charming results and letting
the other die of disuse; it worked the
startling, miracle of electrifying this
dead half into life and bringing it to
perfect activity, and straightway, satis
fied with this remarkable achievement,
it proceeded to neglect the ideal half
which the classics had made so much of
and caused it to perish. It has substi
tuted a new sort of half maa for the old
one.-Clarence Klug in Fornm.
Skill in the Wrist.
It is wonderful what a part the wrist
plays in exercises in which physical skill
and delicacy are required. After a man
learns to play billiards well enough to
be familiar with the cushions and the
English, the important thing to cultivate
is his stroke. It is the hardest thing
xbout billiard playing to get a good
stroke, and sometimes the greatest play
as "fall down" because they lose con
trol of it Now, the stroke wholly de
pends on the action of the wrist. Jake
Schaeffer, or any good player,will make
i shot of seven cushions with less ap
parent force than a beginner will exert
in getting three. This is due to the su
perior wrist movement
It's the ..same way with violin playing.
Ehe quality and touch all depend on
wrist manipulation. So with ourving a
oasebalL Great pitchers always work a
strong wrist movement on the ball as it
leaves the hand. If they didn't it
couldn't curve at all.-St. Louis Globe
Good Story About a Saco lawyer.
A Saco lawyer lost his office key and
svith it, on the same bunch, the keys to
ois safe and house.
There is a spring lock on his office
loor, and he concluded that he must
have left it in his office and have come
Dut and locked the door. He accord
ingly borrowed a long ladder and
crawled through the back window of
No keys were to be seen, and after
cogitating over the peculiar state of af
fairs he at last let himself out, and there
on the outside of the lock were hanging
the keys.-Bangor (Me.) Commercial.
Beating the Barth.
The highest velocity ever given to a
cannon ball is estimated at a mile in 3.2
seconds. The velocity cf the earth at
the equator, due to its rotation on its
axis, is a mile in 8.6 seconds. There
fore, if a cannon ball were fired due
west, and could maintain its initial
velocity, it would beat the sun in his ap
parent journey around the earth.-New
A white headed vulture which was
caught in 1706 died in the aviary at
Schonbrun, near Vienna, in 1824.
What Free. Silver Means.
By "free silver" is meant the free
coinage of silver, the placing of silver
on an equality with gold in the mints of
the United States. At present any man
who has gold can get it coined without
charge; but a man who has silver bul
lion mtist sell lt to the government,
which coins it or issues certificates
against iL-New York Sun
The Armless Huntsman.
The feet of Thomas Roberts, the arm
less huntsman once in the employ of Sir
George Barlow, were made to serve in
place of hands. Roberts manufactured
most of the instruments which he used
while on the chase, and could shoot or
throw with as much precision as the
average hunter in possession of both
arms and handB.-St. Louis Republic.
Unornamental Public Functionaries.
If you see a pung of a cart drawn by a
moribund horse, and containing three
or four galina young fellows and a home
made wooden cage marked "D. C." in
wavering lines of chalk, you may know
that you are in the presence of a metro
politan dog catcher's outfit The New
York dog catcher is no dude.-New
CHILDREN MALTREATED BY CRUEL
MOTHERS AND FATHERS.
Some Horrible Instruments of Torture.
Cases of a Startling Nature Brought to
Light by the Pennsylvania Society for
the Protection of Children.
It hardly seems possible that a man
with the figure of an athlete and the
strength of a Samson would deliberately
strike a child of six years full in the face
with all the force of his brawny fist, and,
as if io make it further deplorable, the
poor, defenseless little creature, his own
offspring. But such brutes "exist, and
this case is considered a mild one in the
annals of pitiless deeds that come under
the notice of the Pennsylvania Society
for the Protection of Children from
At the. society's new home Mr. Crew,
the enthusiastic secretary and prime
mover in all the good work done, in a
conversation yesterday unfolded experi
ences such as would appear to belong to
the times when torture was a recognized
mode of punishment for old and young.
Some of the cases would put to blush
even the most cruel practices of those
olden days, and yet they are occurring
daily here in Philadelphia, and the
victims one and all are children. To
the parents who regard the treasures in
their homes as the most priceless boon
that heaven ever bestowed, and whose
every thought is for the care and com
fort of their little ones, this society pecu
How a mother's heart will bleed if
through accidont or disease a little son
or daughter must endure the pangs of
suffering, and if punishment must be in
flicted it falls more heavily on the
parents than on the little offenders. Yet
there are mothers, and fathers, too, who
somehow seem to have been given the
children, but the lovo that comes with
the first weak cry has never found a
place in their hearts. To them they are
a burden, a constant source of annoy
ance, and only fit to slave and toil, and
as their reward receive cuffs and kicks,
scars and bruises.
A CHAMBER OP HORRORS.
In their new building the society has
secured a long felt want. Supplied with
every convenience and many comforts it
must appear a veritable haven of refuge
to the little waifs that are rescued from
the streets or out of the clutches of the
inhuman monsters they call father and
In a room set apart for the purpose is
a collection of straps, whips, bludgeons,
knives and chains, an asortment worthy
of a chamber of horrors, yet each one
has been taken from tho hands of some
fiend in human form, and bears a history
that seems almost improbable in this
city of homes. A heavy chain, thirty
inches long and weighing from four to
six pounds, with links strong enough to
secure some wild beast, was taken from
around the neck of a frail little boy,
whose case had been reported to the
society by outsiders, who heard the
child's cries at the torture inflicted.
His little sister, frightened at the ter
rible punishment, attempted to escape
by crawling under the table. The in
human father ceased from beating the
boy and turned his attention to the little
giri. - He dragged her out by the arm,"
then holding her by the ankles he
thumped her head up and down on the
floor until the child became unconscious.
When the officers of the society arrived
at the house it was discovered that the
child's wrists and ankles were broken
and she had to be at once removed to
AN INHUMAN MOTHER.
Another case in which a woman and
a mother figures is one of the most
heartless instances on record. Along,
cruel knife elicited the history, and for
cool, hard hearted indifference it has no
equal. A woman with her three chil
dren, living in one of the worst sections
down town, reveled in all sorts of vice
and wickedness and regarded her little
ones as obstacles standing in her way.
Of a very excitable and ungovernable
disposition ? u all times, she was, when
under the influence of drink, a veritable
fury, and had frequently beaten them
with heavy clubs, bludgeons of wood
with protruding nails, and, in fact, any
thing she could lay her hands on, until
their bodies and faces were in the most
Not content with this, she turned,
them out in the streets one bitter win
ter's day Insufficiently clad, and too ter
ror stricken to attempt to return. Neigh
bors saw them and warned her that
unless she speedily gave them shelter
complaint would be made against her.
Owing to this threat she took them in,
but only to vent redoubled fury on the
already half dead children. That night
one little chap, worn out with the trials
of his lot and exhausted by lack of food
and ill treatment, fell into a sleep only
to be rudely awakened by heavy blows
because he breathed too loud. The final
act which brought her before the magis
trate was that of stabbing her little girl
because she asked for a piece of sugar.
On being brought up for examination
she expressed no regret for what she
had done, but said she hoped the child
would die, as it would only take fifteen
dollars to bury her, and Bhe would be
through with "the brat."-Philadelphia
How a Hindoo Uses Clocks.
The Hindoo places a clock in his show
rooms, not because he ever desires to
know what the hour is, but because a
clock is a foreign curiosity. Instead,
therefore, of contenting himself with
one good clock, he will perhaps have a
dozen in one room. They are signs of
his wealth, but they do not add to his
comfort, for he is so indifferent to time
that he measures it by the number of
bamboo lengths the sun has traveled
above the horizon.-Temple Bar.
If you want your umbrella, and es
pecially a good silk one, to last twice as
long as it otherwise would, always leave
it loose, whether in use or not, and dry
it open, handle down.
Marriage by Proxy.
A curious custom among the rulers of
the Old World is marriage by proxy.
For instance, Francis H, the ex-king of
Naples, was wedded by proxy in 1859 to
Maria, a duchess of Bavaria. Of course
the marriage by proxy goes no further
than the c^emony. Exactly why it
should be done at all is not clear by past
or present history, unless to save the
prince the trouble of going after Ivis wife
and give her a decent excuse for coming
In the case of Francis, he had never
seen Maria, and their first interview is
6aid to have been attended with consid
erable disappointment. In fact, if the
young man had not been already mar
ried by proxy he would probably have
never married the lady at all.-Drake's
Used to Smoko in Church.
The Rev. Dr. Parr, when perpetual
curate of Hatton, Warwickshire, which
living ho held from 17S3 to 1790, regu
larly smoked in the vestry, while the
congregation were singing long hymns,
chosen for the purpose, immediately be
fore the sermon. Tho doctor was wont
to exclaim. "My people like long hyinns,
but I prefer a long pipe."-All tho Year
HOTELS MUST COME TO IT.
Mr. Merrifield Tells of Fanny Things
About Future Hotel Keeping.
"The day will come, and long before
we date our letters 1919, when the hotels
in this country will have improvements
which will make the guests feel that
they have nothing to find fault with.
Certainly that will be a great period-a
surprising one to the much abused hotel
?. li. Merrifield, president of the
Hotel Keepers' association, looked very
serious as be uttered these words,
"What will those improvements be?
Many, very many; but just now 1 will
mention only one or two, lest some
hotels begin tho new styles before peo
ple are used to the change from one sys
tem to another. Here's one, for in
stance: The hotels will lie so big In a
fow years that when a guest gets up,
say on the twenty-ninth floor, he'll find
as he steps ont of the elevator that his
room is a quarter of n nulo away, count
ing all the halls and corners LoTJ hav
to travel through before be gets there.
"Well, the halls will be broad, and
electric cars, light and airy as wicker
baskets, will pass along every few min
utes. AU he will have to do when he
gets on his floor is to press a button
the car w?) do the rest It will whiz
down his way with th? conductor at tho
wheel like any cable car outdoors at
present, pick bim up and-he's in his
room before he's had Cima tu sar Jack
"You smile. I dont, for Pm serions.
More than that, hotels will probably
have private elevators for every larg*?
parlor room on top floors after the elec
tric car gets *behind the age.'
"Take space? Of course. Bnt what
ofthat? The hotel keeper is supposed
to be the only mau who must spend all
he makes to benefit his guests. He does
not work for a living, like ordinary men.
Not he; his fate from boyhood is mapped
out to do everything ho can to nnika
others happy at his expense. /int to re
sume. The private elevator of each
room will be soon followed if not ac
companied by pueumatic tul>es for
trunks and baby carriages with the ba
bies in them, and amalle* ones for let
ters and bundles.
"More than that. A visitor will, I feel
certain, be shot up through the tubes
after the guests have soon their cards
ind piped down, 'AU right, send him
np.' It will be very stagelike to see an
apparent closet door tty open quickly
and the friend of your better days in
full dress and hut in hand step out as
one does in and out of a carriage in the
street and greet you with a smile, 'How
are you, old man?' or words to that effect.
"Then think of the way overtaxed
tailors can be avoided, too, by their cus
tomers among the guests who have 'for
gotten' to settle np. How? Easily.
There will be no hotel registry, for the
moment a guest is assigned to a room he
will probably walk np to a machine,
rattle over a few keys with a pen wldle
writing his name, and just as he signs it
it will appear on a card on the inside of
the proprietor's private office. Names
are signed miles away now by wire or
dispatches. Well, hotel men are close at
hand in this signature business. I hope
to live long enough to seo all the im
Mr. Merri fiel d's eyes twinkled as he
concluded: '.'When the Hotel Keepers'
association meets oue of these great im
provements is to be tested. Which one
it will be I don't know yet, but that the
electric car in the hallways is a near
future event in hotel improvements is a
dead certainty."-New York Herald.
An Awkward Blander.
At a certain court of justice an awk
ward blunder was made by the prisoner
in the dock. He was being tried for
murder and the evidence was almost
wholly circumstantial, a chief portion of
it being a hat of the ordinary "billycock"
pattern that had been found close to
the scene of the crime, and which, more
over, was sworn to as the prisoner's.
Counsel for the defense expatiated upon
the commonness of hats of the kind.
"You, gentlemen," he said, "no doubt
each of you has just such a hat as this.
Beware, then, how you-condemn a fel
low creature on such a piece of evi
dence," and BO forth. In the end the
man was acquitted, but just as he was
leaving the dock he turned in a respect
ful manner to the judge and said, "If
you please, my lord, may I 'ave my 'at?"
-London Public Opinion.
Being impermeable to air, newspapers
form excellent envelopes for vessels con
taining ice and fresh liquors.
CHARLEY'S PRECI0U8 HAIR.
Heartless Deception of a Tro sting Maid
by a Bald Toting Man.
He had the sir of a man of the world.
His dress was becoming .and not. too
showy. He seemed to be an individual
who had dined well, who would tell
good stories at the club.
Stretched out in the barber's Chair in
the hairdresser's room on School street,
instead of settling down with that in
different, self satisfied air that usually
comes over a man in that situation, he
seemed troubled. He looked about from
chair to chair, and yet he was not happy.
The barber shaved him and was so im
pressed that he even forgot to talk him
to death. Then the man sat bolt up
right in the chair and took an envelope
from his pocket It was scented; the
barber could tell that It was written
in a lady's hand too.
The strange man opened it, took out a
note, read it over and over again, then
from its folds withdrew a lock of hair.
It was golden, and the victims who were
waiting for their turn in the chair saw
him kiss the sunny lock and put it back
in the envelope.
"Hair cut?" asked the barber, as he
rubbed the tufts of hair which sur
rounded a bald spot on the strange mans
"No, no, not for the world," he re
plied, "I cannot spare any."
"Man in next chair has hairlike yours,
only a little more of it," suggested the
"By Jove, he has," said the troubled
man, and he darted out of his seat and
almost jumped to the occupant of the
"Going to have a hair cut?" asked the
"No," was the rather emt reply.
"Well, will you have a hair cut at my
expense?" said the man without hesita
tion. "I must send my best girl a lock
of hair, and I can't spare mine. Come,
how much is it worth?" and the eyes of
the colored boy who brushes coats
bulged out beyond his forehead.
"Sell it for a small bottler replied
the man with a good growth on his
head, and the stranger answered, "I'll
The barber began his work, and a lock
of the man's hair was handed over to
the stranger, who put it in a little silver
locket that bore a monogram. Then,
when the work was finished the two
walked out together.
The stranger was smiling contented
ly, the clubman grinned, the barber
laughed and the customers gazed on in
"Wasn't Charley a dear, good fellow
to keep his promise and send me a lock
of his hail-?" said the pretty giri that
night as si 3 took the daintiest sort of a
lock from tho little box And all was
still but for the beating of her faithful
Washington's First Ix>vo Affair.
George Fairfax was the companion of
Washington on his surveying tour for
Lord Fairfax. Washington first met
Mrs. Fairfax at Belvoir, near Mount
Vernon, when she was brought home as
the bride of George William Fairfax.
Miss Mary Cary accompanied her sister
Sarah to Belvoir, and there met George
Washington. She was then but four
teen years ot age. Washington was
only sixteen. He had never visited the
low country near Williamsburg prior to
this, and therefore could not have met
Sarah Cary until her marriage. It is
said that he fell in love at sight with
Mary Cary, and went so far on his first
visit to Williamsburg as to ask Colonel
Cary for the hand of his daughter.
The big rawboned lad found scant
favor in the eyes of the patrician planter.
He was dismissed in terms so curt that I
we must bear in mind paternal pride
and other extenuating circumstances if j
we would keep intact our idea of a fine]
old Virginia gentleman.
"If that is your business here, sir, 11
wish yon to leave the house! My daugh
ter"-the swelling emphasis rumbles
down the corridor of years-"has been
accustomed to ride in her own coach."
Tradition asserts that the chagrined
suitor took the choleric parent at his
word, and that the next time he looked
upon the face of his early love was when
he passed through Williamsburg on his
return from Yorktown after the surren
der of Cornwallis.-Marion Harland in
Walk Fruit Before Eating lt.
The following curious instance is re
ported by M Schnirer of the ease with
which consumption germs may be dis
seminated. While at work one day in
the laboratory of Weichselbaum, he
sent for some grapes to eat. The fruit
had been kept for some time in a basket
outside the lavatory and was covered
with dust, eo that the water in which it
was washed was black. On examining
it ho reflected that, inasmuch as the
neighboring street was traversed by con
sumptive patients going to the clinic,
the dust probably was charged with
tubercle bacilli. To settle this, M
Schnirer injected into three guinea pigs
ten cubic centimeters of water in which
the grapes had been washed. One ani
mal died in two days from peritonitis,
the two others died on the forty-eighth
and fifty-eighth days, respectively, pre
senting marked tuberculous lesions,
especially at the place of injection.
The water in which the grapes had
been washed was taken from the faucet,
and the glass containing it had been
sterilized; neither the boy who had
bought the grapes, nor the merchant
who had sold them, was consumptive.
The cause of the infection was, beyond
doubt, the dust on the grapes. This ex
periment illustrates the danger arising
from the dissemination of desiccated
tuberculous sputa in the air.-Hall's
Journal of Health.
A Sort of Digital Depression.
Did you ever notice when a man
smites his thumb with a hammer while
putting down a carpet under^-wifely
supervision and criticism how quickly
he thrusts the bruised and throbbing
member into his ready mouth? People
think it- is because the application is
soothing. But no; it is an involuntary
movement, same as winking. The man
cannot help it Nature knows what the
man would be apt to say under the cir
cumstances, and so she has provided
him with a stopper and has ordained
that whenever he hits his thumb hard
enough to hurt-and it doesn't take very
much to nearly kill a man when he is
doing something he doesn't want to-by
a sort of in t er lockin g system the thumb
flies into his mouth and stops him up, so
that he can't say anything. Some men
whom you and I know should be fvro
vided with an extra thumb which they
might carry about in their hand all the
time it wasn't in active use. It would
be a great thing, wouldn't it?-Robert
J. Burdette in Ladies' Home Journal.
An Anecdote of Washington.
It was while plunging through the
"leaden rain and iron hail," at the battle
of Monmouth that Washington's horse
was shot under him. The chief coolly
stepped from the prostrate charger, and
having received from the hands of an
attendant orderly a fresh horse, ready
caparisoned, he turned to the sable body
servant who followed him close through
all dangers, and without the presence of
whose ebon visage a picture of Wash
ington and his family would not be
complete, and quietly said*
'Here, Billy, take the saddle from
that dead horse and look out for it"
And then he dashed away to direct the
planting of Oswald's battery.
"Golly!" exclaimed old Billy, as he
related the incident to one of the family
on his return home, "who ebber did see
such a man as Maar Washington? Who'd
ebber a' thought ob dat saddle but him?
I tell ye, mas'r remembers eberyt'ing
eb'ryt'ing down to de bery littlest"
New York Ledger.
A lover is one driven hither and
thither by doubt and longing; whose
everjjsjiction gives to himself dissatis
faction; whose every sensibility, merged
into that of anxious excitability, poised
delicately as a magnetic needle, fluctu
ates between hope and despair. Who
experiences the involuntary departure
of his own self worthiness to the in
crease of that of his idol, thereby ren
dering that object seemingly beyond
his reach.-Cor. Philadelphia Music and
A Remedy for a Bad Habit.
An efficient remedy for the nail biting
habit is to dip the finger tips after every
hand washing into a strong solution of
quinine and glycerin. Any druggist
will prepare it of requisite strength; the
bitter taste will stop children from fur
ther biting, and will remind an adult as
well.-New York Times.
The shoemaking business in Califor
nia is controlled almost entirely by
Chinese. Fully 10,000 Chinese are em
nloved in such labor. _
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mchUt GEO. F. MIMS.
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Enlarged from small portraits are as
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