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; X$y the tue of maohinery in loading
and unloading ships one man can per
form the labor of 2,000 working with
out its aid.
Ooo machine with one man as at
tendant manufactures as many horse
shoes in one day as it would take 500
men to mako in the same time.
An expert watchmaker can turn ont
from 250 to 300 watches each yea1*
with the aid of maohinery, 85 per oent
of former hard labor thus being re
Parisian lovera of horseflesh devour
ed more than 30,000 horses last year.
In 1894 the number waa 21,227, in
J878 it wa? 10,000, and in 1872 5,034.
.There ara two hundred hippophagoua
batchers' shops in Paris.
A conf?rent was recently held at
Budapesth on the tippling question.
The restaurant and hotel keepers were
divided aa to the course that should
bo followed, but the waiters were
Unanimous as to the whole system be
When the Russian government took
?ip the liquor monopoly recently in
loather a and southwestern Russia, it
began by having all the liquor Blore
.houses and the vessels in them.blessed
and sprinkled with holy water by the
clergy in full canonicals. The extr eme
temperance people call this "thebene
diction of the devil in solution."
Ti lpn Undertaken for Health's Sake
Will be rendered more beneficial, and the
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will take along with him Hosteler's Stomach
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It couii tcracta malaria, rhenium Ism. and a
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Th" Danube flows through countries i*n.i
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A crowd hid gathered in the cabin
in North Carolina where I stayed all
night, telling ghost stories,all of which
were sufficiently vivid and seemingly
well authenticated. At last my host
had the oourage to fpeak his convic
"I don't b'i'eve in ha'nts nohow," he
..Don't b'i'eve in 'em?" was echoed
"Waal, of ooaree I've seed a few, but
they didn't never do no hurt. Thar
hain't half as many as folks let on.'
'Td li ko to know of yo' own dad
didn' cum back ?" indignantly replied
"Yass, bal he jess kep' a o om in till
I fonn' ont what he wanted. Yo' see,
we buried Jim jess behind the peach
orchard. The ole man kaowed I want
ed ? well worse kin' and he kep' oomiu'
every n:gut till I opened th' grave ter
see what war wrong. Thar I foun' it
full o' water. Th' old man knowed I
wanted th' water, an' he wa'nt comfer
bio in it, so he cum back. I dug a well
ta ii an' moved his coffin, au' he hi in's
never 'peered no mo'. That conlan'
be dolled'a ha'nt."-Washington Star.
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^ /"^v """L OU Bhontd B?? Mrs.
ftA^/x&) O'Grady," said my
wife to me shortly af
"COV]VA?^ ter my arrival at the
?^^^fl/^ summer hotel where
v |tf she was spending the
V l\ season nnd I was
(3"**^^) spending every other
Sunday aud all my spare cash
"Be jabers," I responded, giving
tho best imitation I conld of the Hi
bernian aocen';, "an'pbwat have yez
been doing wid Mrs, O'Grady V"
"My dear," said my wife, reprov
ingly,""! perceive that your opinion of
Mis.Q'Grady is as poor as yoar imita
tion of tho dialect yoa associate with
"I don't know hor at ail, "I replied,
on the defensive.
"Ijb was not necessary for yon to say
soin so many words, niy dear," said
my wife, in a tono of voice it is not
worth while to explain to married
men. "When yon have seen" Mrs.
O'Grady yoa may hold to different
As usual, my wife was right in her
conolusions, for when I saw the lady I
was more thau surprised-^-I was de
She was of that typo of Spanish
women we see in pictures, and her
name bore no relation to her what
ever. As she and my wife were on
suoh excellent terms, my probation as
a stranger was short, and in a few
minutes we were chatting away like
"Really," I said to her, "you must
pardon me, but may I ask about your
name? As fax as I can recall,* I do
not remember having heard of the
O'Gradys of Oordov a or Sevilio, or
even of the Alhambra."
"And still I am Dolores O'Grady,"
"Which beiug interpreted," said I,
with a dawning consciousness, "means
that you were onoeDolores Somebody
else, ann some Irish hidalgo or doo
came your way and gave his name for
"Iou have guessed it," she 6aid.
Then I recalled au old friend and
college mate of mine. Tom O'Grady,
a dare-devil-Dick sort of a chap, who
had no sooner received his diploma
than he converted what little proDerty
he had into cash and wont off on some
adventure to one of th J South Ameri
"I don't know, madam," said I,
"which of the O'Grady B has been so
fortunate, but there is one I used to
know who was worthy of even such
good fortune as to be your husband.
His name was Tom, and we were
bi others for five years."
She took a tiny little locket from
some place about her where women
usually carry isuch things and handed
it to me.
"Look at that," si.o said, and I
"By Jove-I bag year pardon," I
exclnimed and apologi? ed in the same
breath; "It's Tom."
That evening Tom arrived, and our
respective anet respected wives prom
ised to let us havo an hour to our
selves if wo would give tho first two
hours after dinner to them. This we
readily agreed to, becaufe we knew
that no other courso was left to us,
and we adjourned to tho apartments
of the O'Gradys,
"Well, well, old Tom," I said, when
we had disposed of ourselves comfort
ably, "how did it ever happen?" and
I smiled over at Mrs. O'Grady.
"That what I wanted to tell you
when we have our hour together," he
"What selfish orea tures men are,"
said my wife. "Why not let us know
now? I have never had the pleasure
of meeting Mr. O'Grady until this
evening, but I've knowa 'old Tom'
ever since I've been married."
"How long has that been?" in
quired Tom of me. .
"Three to the good of me. Dolores
and I have been struggling along with
each other for a dozen long and weary
Mis. O'Grady threw him a ki ss from
the tips of her pretty fingers in re
"That's one experience, plus three
years," said my wife, and I threw her
a handful ol kisses.
"Let us have the story of your life,
old fellow," I said coaxingly, which
was entirely un necessary, for Tom
was as anxious *o tell it as I was to
"Oneo upon a time,*' he said, bow
ing to all of us, "there was ono
Thomas O'Grady, an American citizen
of Irish descent, better known as Tom
or 'old Tom,* and he went to South
America and mingled in a revolution,
one of tho things which is always on
tap in a South American Republic for
anybody to minglo in whenever he is
disposed to do so. This O'Grady-"
"Drop.the didactio and general," 1
interrupted, "and get down to the
personal and particular. "
"As I was saying," Tom continued,
"I went to South America and invested
what money I had in mines and a oof-1
fee plantation, and kept out of poli
"Au Irishman and kept out of poli
tics?" I asked. '
"I kept out of politics until I
thought I had some show and then I
W3nt in like-"
"Au Irishman," I suggested.
"Just so, my boy," he admitted,
"and we had it lively. I still retained
my American citizenship in case of an
emergency, but that did not interfere
with my duties as a 'boss,' and a - boss'
I wau, thongh I could not vote. At the
end of five years I had a tremendous
influence, a coffee plantation, a pay
ing mine and a good bank account in
New York City, where it was safe. I
was twenty-seven years old, and a ris
ing young man at that ago has a heart,
if he is any good at all, and I was some
gooc , if I do say it myself. I was not
much on society, as that term goes,
but I knew some of the best families
in the place and visited them. Then
ther3 were some other families I did
not visit, notably that of the man
who was my opponent always in the j
field of politics. He was a rich old.
felic w,with two sons and a daughter
Dolores, there, remembers her quite
well"-and Mrs. O'Grady nodded
pleasantly, as if she had no fears *now
of aDy pretty girl anywhere-"and
ho was a fighter from Waybaok. As I
say I neyer visited the general's
honse, but I did meet his daughter at
the houses of my friends, aud oi
course she, of all the girls I moot
must be the ono I should fall in love
with. I don't know why Cnpid sends
his victims euch luck, but I notice
that he often does. I had known the
general's daughter about a year when
the forty-seventh revolnfion-or was
it the hundred and .forty-seventh ?"
he asked of his wife with a smile
occurred, and 1 was in it up to my
neck. The others I had managed to
keep ont of, but this one caught me
before I knew it, and I found myself
the head and front oj the party against
the Government The only thing I
did not like in the affair was that the
general was at the head ol: the Govern
ment party, and the general's daugh
ter was the sweetest woman in the
world, and we were in love, general
or np general. Well, the scrap came
off in duo course, and after shooting
the town full pf bolos for a week or
so, any soaring the women and chil
dren into fitajpny side wont to piccea
and ten of itsleading spirits went tc
jail. From that point the transition
was easy to ?he sunnyside pf a wall PS
the outskirts pf town, and early om
fine morning we ?onad ourselves
grouped there with fifty Govern
ment soldiers drawn up in lint
pointing loaded guns at us. In plain
English, it was an execution bee, and
we were the guests of honoz. I had fixed
up my business affairs in the few dayl
allowed me, and as there was no one 1
thought as much of as I did of the
general's daughter, I willed all my
property to her, thus proposing tc
heap coals of fire on the old gentle
man's head while bo was after mme.
You might think I was frightened as 1
stood there before those guns, but 1
wasn't. True, I was a bit nervous,
but I wasn't soared at all,, and I insist
ed on facing the shooting party and
giving the command to fire. They
wouldn't let me do that, though, and I
had to face tho wall with my back to
the foo. I stood at tho head of the
line, abont tbreo feet from thc man
next to me, and waited calmly for the
cud of things. At the first command
I braced myself, and when the cem
mand 'Fire' came I tried tc steady my
self, but in spite pf all I could dp
when the guns went off I went up inte
the air as if I had been bounced PU a
spring board and came do?n in a
"Yen weren't killed th6n?" ox
olaimed my wife, in tho ure-eminently
rational manner pf all women.
"Yes, madam," smiled O'Grody.
"Why, Mr. O'Gradv," 8he began,
but I laughed, and she realized that
Mr. O'Grady was opt as dead as his
statement might lead ono to suppose-.
"Just the same, Tom," I said, "I
should think tho nervotis strain and
your imagination combined would
have snapped the vital cord when
those guns went off. You know there
are any number of such cases well au
thenticated. You must have had strong
nerves to have withstood the shook."
"Supppse, Dplprea," said Mr.
O'Grady te his wife, "you take up the
story and finish it."
"It is very simple," she said, with
an acoent so charming that any at
tempt to put it into written words
would be sacrilege. "You know it
twas the daughter of the general who
'saved Mr. O'Grady's life. Of course, if
he had known, he wonld have died
with the others when the guns were
fired at him, but the Government
party did not want to shoot Mr.
O'Grady, because he was an American
oitizen, and that might cause the
Government great difficulties. So it
was arranged that the shooting party
was not to kill him, as it did the oth
ers, but te let him esoape the bullets.
It was a great secret and they thought
they would frighten Mr. O'Grady so
mu oh that'never any more wonld he
be in trouble of that kind. And no
doubt they wouid have frightened him
to death, and he would not have been
in any more trouble.-"
"On earth," interrupted Mr.
"Fer," ccntinuod his wife, Smiling,
"the shook might have killed him.
But it was not to bo that way. The
general's daughter learned the secret
and sent him word by a faithful ser
vant, and when the others were led
out to their death, Mr. O'Grady knew
that some other fate was reserved for
him. Even as it was, the strain was
so muoh that ho fainted away, and
those who saw tho shooting thought
he was dead also-H
"So did I," again interrupted Mr.
"And they were about to put him
in tho ditch with the others," contin
ued his wife, "when one of the officers
requested to send the body to Mr.
O'Grady house. There he was re
vived, and in a fow days ho had es
caped from the city and was safe cut
of the country. "
"And tho general's daughter, what
became of her?" asked my wife.
"3ho waited until times were easier
for the O'Gradys'" replied Tom, tak
ing up the story again, "and then he
came back under au amnesty* aot. In
thc meantime tho general had died-"
"Oh, how glad I ara," exolaimed
my wife, in quite a rapture of interest.
Mrs. O'Grady looked at her with
"You shouldn't speak so of the
father in the daughter's presence, ''she
said, and O'Grady actually laughed at
my fife's utter discomfiture.-Wash
A Swallow's Swift Flight.
An untamed swallow, which had ita
nest on a farm near Chetwynd, inj
Shropshire, was caught and taken in a|
cage to London, where it was released.;
It returned to its nest in eighty min
utes, having accomplished a distanoej
of 145 miles at the rate of nearly two
miles a minute.
Thei'3 are manufactured in the
United States 8,000,000 kegs of nails
in a year,
Yon eeo no pomp of circumstance,
No entourage of pride,
My lowly seeming to enhance
As I walk by you:: side.
All day, at others' book and call,
My work obscuro is done,
But off my shabby garments fall
When comes the set of sun.
Youjmay not know it, friend, but then
I, walking by your side,
Am crowned and sceptred, king of mon ;
Let none my state deride;
For when I turn my own latch-key
. My wife is at the stair,
The baby claps her hands with glee,
And I am royal there.
PITH AND POINT.
"What in the woild broke Burke
down? Ho used to bs the picture of
health." "Ho recuperated too long
at tho searhore."-Detroit Free Press.
"Monoy makes tho mare go,"
But now we add, to striko
Tho fancy of tho whoolmnn,
"It also make3 the bike."
"The older a man gets," said the
corn-led philosopher, "the harder he
finds it to feel sorry for a woman
whose pug dog has died."-Indianap
If I could gratify a wi9h,
My wealth would be unfold.
The bag3 my trousers all possess
I'd havo filled up with gold.
Mother-in-Law--"Did Mary tellyou
that I always sent you a kiss when
ever she wrote to you?" Son-in-Law
:-"Oh, yes; and it was a great com
fort to ma-while 1 was away."
Mr. Popleigh--"What would yon
think if I were to tell you that I had
been dying by inches for you for
years?" Miss Wanter wed--"I ehould
think it-it was very sudden."
"What's tho matter, Cotherstone?
You look blue." "Things have gone
wrong. I seem tb be losing my indi
viduality." "Cheer up, old boy
best thing that could have happened
to you."-Chioago Record.
; Mr. Freshly-"Did you hear of the
terrible accident that occurred during
the storm yesterday afternoon?" Miss
Newcomer-"No, how distressing;
what was it?" "The wind blew up'
the lake."-Chautauqua Herald,
j The Little Critio: "I think that
must be a splendid hook, Aunt Jen
nie." "Why do you think so, dear?"
"Beoause, when you read the author's
desoripticn of that midnight scene, I
got just as sleepy as I could be-just
as if it really was midnight."-Har
Benson--"I'm almost crazy. I sent
a letter to my broker, asking him
whether he thought I was a fool, and
another one to Miss Willets, asking
her to drive, and I don't know which
of them this telegram is from."
Roberts-"What does it say?" Ben
son-"dimply 'Yes.* "-Boston Globe.
"I wish you would toll mo," said the
agents, who had long been oa Mr.
Snagg's trail, "what is your insuper
able objection to insuring your life?"
"I don't mind tolling you," replied
Snaggs. "The idea of being more
valuable after I am dead than while
I am alive is distasteful to me."
The artist knit his brow. "1 wish
to pioture the heroine with a number
twelve waist," ho remarked. "But
where, in that event, is her liver to
be?" "Oh, I can make room for that,"
rejoined tho author. "I will just say
that sho has no heart." Thus it is to
be seen how tho muses advance hand
in hand, generously disposed to
mutual concession.-Detroit Tribune.
The guide had been telling Bobbie
the most thrilling stories of his ex
periences in tho woods, ending with a
graphio account of how ho had once
been lost upon Bald Mountain. "My 1
It must have been awful," said Bob
bie. "And did you get back all right
again?" "No, Bobbie," returned the
old fellow solemnly. "Never. Fact
is, my boy, I'm out thar yit."- j
Importance of tho Forests.
George Washington, a farmer, liv
ing near St. Paul, Minn., is on a trip
East in the interest of American for
estry. "The people," said he, "ar?
just beginning to awaken to a realiz
ing sense of tho importance of the
forests of this country and the neces
sity for action for their preservation.
When the country was discovered so
large a proportion of tho land was
covered with trees that the cutting of
them was the principal work to be
done in advanoing the line of settle
ment from the seaboard.
"This process became so much a
matter of habit that forests after for
ests have been destroyed in all sections
of the country, and now if no action
is taken our woodland bids fair to dis
appear entirely. Of late years, how
ever, the inhabitants of several States
have begun to perceive the folly of this
wholesale destruction policy, and have
decided to amend the matter through
legislation. Recklessness has almost
invariably been shown in cutting
down all the tress from a great stretch
of land, instead of so treating the for
est that another crop of trees might
be harvested in the future. Forest
fires have been another industrious
instrument of destruction, for as a
rulo they have been allowed to destroy,
undisturbed, forest upou forest. The
result is that commonwealths whioh
have heretofore considered their
woodland inexhaustible are brought
to see that protection for their forests
, "Minnesota has been tho first State
to propose organized action. It has
been one of the chief lumbering dis
tricts, but the sight of immense tracts
of land once covered with trees has
brought to tho citizens the knowledge
that the State is in danger of losing
that distinction. So tho Minnesota
State Forestry Association was formed
for the arrest of this indiscriminate
destruction. It at once went to work
and formulated a plan which will en
able the State to acquire and protect
forest lands at trifling expense. Town,
county and State forestry boards are
to be constituted by the Legislature,
these boards to have charge of lands
which have been cut over and of other
lands not likely to be U6ed for .agri
cultural purposep, with a view to
planting them with trees and carrying
on lumbering in future under proper
restrictions. The plan has been
hailed with applause by all our farm
ers, and no doubt will be followed by
Hher Staten"-Washington Times.
The League of Wheelmen.
. The League of American Wheelmeu
was organized in 1880, and a year
later, at the time of its first annual
meet, it had a membership of 1654.
Its membership is now more than 65,
000, and is said to bo increasing at the
rate of 1000 a week,
BUDGET OF FUN.
HUMOROUS SKETCHES FROM
A Bicycle Tragedy-Out of the Ques
tion-His Business-An Unfemi
nine Trait-All the Same
A girl, a wheel,
A shook, a squeal,
A hender, a thump,
A girl in a lump,
A bloomer all torn,
A maiden forlorn.
-Springfield (III.) Monitor.
A SLIGHT CORRECTION.
Fourthbell- "Your cook has been
with you a long time, bas she not?"
Brownstone-"We have boen with
her for five years. "-Puck.
ALL THC BASIE.
"Is it true that young Wilson has
gone on a polar expedition ?"
"Yes; he has gone to Eoston to see
his girl"-Detroit Free Press.
AN UNFEMININE TRAIT.
"Isabel, I can't understand why you
say Margaret is so masculine. "
"Can't? Why, her watch always
tells the correct time."-ChicagoJBec
OUT OP THE QUESTION.
Hojack- "I hear that you are build
ing a now house?"
Toradik-"Yes. I couldn't very
well build an old one, you know. "
The New Pastor-"I beg pardon,
but in what walk of life are you en
The Brand-"None, 'sir. I am a
sprinter. "-Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Elsie-"Why does your husband
speak of you au bis right hand?" ;
Mrs. Bay-"Givo it up, unless bo
cause he never lots his right hand
know what his left hand doeth."
Mr. Bloomfield-"Isn't Mr. Point
Breeze an easy going chap?"
Miss Bloomfield-"When he calls
on mo ho seems to find it very diffioult
to go."-Pittsburg Chronicle-Tele
Miss Simperly-"You're just like
tho rest of the men. You all want to
make fools of us women, "
Mr. Gruffer-"But there's no ohnnce,
you know. Nature got the start of
us."-Detroit Free Press.
IN A QUANDARY.
Assistant-"The Circassian lady has
fainted on the 6tage."
Museum Manager-"Well, carry her
off on a stretcher."
Assistant-"I can't. The India rub
ber mau is not around just now."
SCIENCE ALWAYS READY.
Caller-"Doctor, Mr. Divine, th
muscle reader, fell into a sort of trance
a littlo whilo ago, and we eaunot
arouse him. Isitcatalepsy or death?"
Doctor (a great soientist)-'/Bring
mo his head, and I'll soon tell you."
Now York Weekly.
'- "I think," she said earnestly, "that
a woman who truly loves a man always
has bis best interests at heart."
"Perhaps," he answered; "but"-'
"What were you going to say?"
"If that's the ease, what makes her
marry him ?"-Puok.
"What is that Japanese idol over
there worth?" inquired a purchaser in
a bric-a-brac shop, who saw a quaint
head and shoulders back of a counter.
The salesman replied in a subdued
tone: "Worth about half a million
madam ; it's the proprietor. "-Pear
Angry Wife (after a quarrel)
"Seems to me, we've been married
about a hundred years. I can't even
remember when or where wo first
Husband (emphatically)-"J can. It
was at a dinner party aud there were
thirteen at table. "-Tid-Bits.
First Clubman-"What did you
blackball Goodman for? You don't
even known him."
Second Clubman-"No, I rever
spoke to him in'ny life, but I hate
him and his whole /amily. They-livc
in the fiat below us, and they havo
corn beef and cabbage three days a
week."-New York Weekly.
Curious Tourist-"What are you
Curious Tourist-"What do yen
Curious Tourist-"How do they
Farmer's Boy-"With their
WORTH THE TROUBLE.
"Popkins is a olever fellow."
"What has he dono now?"
"He's put a sprung gun in his back
yard, a burglar alarm at every window,
an electrio mat at eaoh door and a
bulldog m the kitohon. It costs
money, but he accomplished the pur
pose he aimed at."
"What was that?"
"He's got the hired girl so scared
that she's afraid to stay out lato at,
night."-Cleveland Plain Doaler.
She arose, smiling, from the dentist's
"How mach do I owe you?" she
"Three dollars and a half," was the
"Are you sure that's right?" she in
"Well, it seems a good deal. The
time I was hore before you only
charged me two dollars, and you, hurt
me over so much move than you did
this time. "-Washington Star.
THE OLD, OLD QUESTION.
Mabel-"Miss Featherwori.I should
say," said tho young man, "is your
father at home? I want to ask him
"Y-yes," said th. young woman,
"I wish to ask him." he continued,
"I wish to ask him tue qnestion that
nearly every man has found necessary
to ask. In Bhort, I wish to ask him-"
The young woman tittered nm] the
young man "switched."
"I wish to ask him," said he, with a
malignant tone in his hitherto honeyed
voice, "what, is the exaot meaning ol
16 to 1."-Indianapolis Journal.
The First Cyclometer.
An odometer is a little machine
which is attached to the axle of a
wagon or Carriage td give the ndmber
of miles traveled by the vehiole. A
pedometer is an odometer carried in
the pocket by whioh the distance a
man has traveled may be ascertained,
and a cyclometer is an odometer at
tached to a bicyole.
Every boy and girl has seen a cyclo
meter, which generally is fastened to
one of the front forks of a bicycle.
Every time the front wheel makes a
revolution a little cog wheel in the
cyclometer is pushed around a cer
tain distance; every time this little
wheel mokes a revolution it moves an
other wheel, and this another, and
the train of wheels is so arranged that
it registers the number of miles trav
eled by tho wheelman.
Many people probably believe that
the cyclometer is a modem invention.
The name is but a few years old, but
the machine itself was known and
used in the reign of the Emperor Ru
dolphus II., and ha reigned from
157G to 1612. He had two curious
odometers, whioh not only registered
distance but marked it on paper.
But it was an artist in Saxony
named Hohlfeld who invented the odo
meter which is used by surveyor* to
day, and which is the father o' the
I cyclometer. He made one in 1711.
He also made several kind of air guns
whioh shot dead bullets, and late.** on
he made a pedometer. It seoms that
he was a wonderfully ingenious man,
for he mado a maohine for, noting
down any pieoe of music played on a
harpsichord ; ho invonted a threshing
maohine, a straw obopper, a loom for
weaving figured stuff and many other
valuable machines.-Chicago Record.
The Domestic Cat,
The cat was a solitary roamer,
whose companions were the trees ot
itu native forests. It found a home ia
the hollow trunks and safety among
the branches. How do we know that
the cat's ancestors were dwellers in
the forest? Because every kitten
takes to a tree as readily as a duck to
water. Also, because nearly all forest
dwellers are mottled in color,'so that
they may not bo conspicuous among
the lights and shadows beneath the
trees. While I was considering what
was the probable view held by cats
about human beings, it was suggested
by one ingenious friend that probably
they regard a man a3 a kind of loco
motive tree, pleasant to rub against,
tho lower limbs of which afford a com
fortable seat, and from whose upper
branches occasionally drop tid-bits of
mutton and other luscious fruits. We
may laugh at the theory, but it has
quito a respectable string of facts be
hind it to back it up. If the Kanakas
argued from the pig to the horse, why
should the cat not pass from the
familiar tree to tho unfamiliar organ
ism called man?
The cat, in spite of tho domostio
character it has acquired, is in reality
the least tame of oar animal servants.
As far as its duties are concerned,
man has taught it practically nothing.
Its methods of pursuing rats, mice
and birds are all entirely its own. It
is indeed rather a wild animal whioh
hos taken up i ti residence in our
houses for its own purposes than a
servant or a slave.-North American
Review. ."\ ^ ../_
Roads aud Road-Making,
The Irish milo is 2240 yards.
Portugal has 2000 miles of road.
Sweden has 36,200 miles of highway.
France hos 320,000 miles of highway.
Tho 'modern Roman mile is 1628
Holland has 7600 miles of public
In Germany thero are 265,000 miles
Norway hos but 14,800 miles of pub
Tho Austrian Empire has 81,000
miles of road.
Canada has 6000 milos of roads and
The English statute mile is 1760
Austria is building roads at the rate
of 100,000 miles per year.
The comparatively small kingdom of
Italy has 51,000 miles of highway.
In many parts of Europe river and
canal routes are legally regarded as
Little Denmark is admirably pro
vided with roads, having 2000 miles of
According to Mulhall, there are in
tho United States 260,100 miles of
Until tho beginning of tho nine
teenth century all traveling in Ireland
was done cn horseback.
The Roman roads, according to their
importance, wore from eight to thirty
feet in width.
Levi Bradshaw, who lives ia the
Sparks district, Killingly, Conn., has
sucha large family that ho can not
count his grandchildren. Bradshaw
emigrated from Canada and has lived
in Killingly thirteen years. He is cow
in his seventieth year.
He has been married three times
and is the father of forty-one children,
forty of whom are now living. By his
first Wife he hadsix*children, inoluding
a pair of twins. His second wife bore
him twenty-four children, half of
whom were twins. His present wife
presented him with eleven children.
Bradshaw was not fourteen years
old when he married the first time.
The eldest son is now forty-four and
has several children and grandchil
dren. Twenty-nine of the old man's
sons and daughters are married and
all have children. The grandfather
doos not know just how large this
family of grandchildren and great
grandchildren has become. Ho can
enumerate up to 150, but is in the dark
as to the remaindei. He estimates
that they may run up to 200 or so.
His Sweetheart Knew Him.
A Maryland man got into trouble
M ith his employers and fled. When in
a safe placo ho grew a beard and al
tered his personal appearance in other
particulars. Then be returned to his
employers and said he was a brother
of the defaulter and wanted to settle
the case for him. They were about to
comply, when his old sweetheart, who
was employed in the place, came in
?and recognized him." His arrest fol
Tricks of Bmln.
Every telegraph pole in the remoto
districts of Norway has to be con
tinually watched on account of the
boars, whioh have a mania for climb
ing the poles and sitting on the cross
beams, swaying backward and forward
until the polo finally falls,
MUTUAL FIEE INSURANCE
And Its Many Important Advantages.
(Atlanta Constitution, Sept. 80, 19?.)
Nearly two hundred years ago & few property
owners formed the first insurance association
of tho world by agreeing to "chip in" and
share eanally any loss by fire which might be
suffered by one of their number. Tb? ma
chinery of fire insurance at that timo was in a
very crude state, hilt, thanks to tho brain of
man, since that time the improtenietit tn the
plan of protection against fire bal been in
keeping with the wonderful advancement of
the times in all branches. Today we have, in
tbe Manufacture rs' Mutual Fire Insurance
Company of our city and state, the perfect on
of fire insurance, oombining, aa this company
do?, tho security and stability of the stock
company with the liberality of the mutual
company. Their plan is indeed ihe most equi
table to all to bo found today. Thin company
was chart : red by a special act of tho Ck orgia
legislature in tho year 1833, and by that body
and at that time was granted privileges which
cannot be duplicated at the present time.
The company's homo office ls in this city and
they are pleasantly domiciled at No. 19 South
Broad. Mr. J. Charles Dayton, who is known
throughout tho state of Georgia as an able
financier and a conservative business man, is
the president of the company. He is also
cashier of the State Savings bank and promi
nently connected with other solid Institutions
which mark the growth of the city of At
lan'a and sute of Georgia. 'I he vice presi
dent of tho Manufacturers1 Mutuat Insurance
Company ls Hon. Thomas B. Felder, Jr.. than
whom there is no better known and better
liked gentleman in the stato. He ls of one of
our prominent law firms, that of Anderson,
Feldur & Davis, and will represent tho county
of Fulton at the next session of the lozlsla
tnraof Georgia, he having lead the ticket in
the face of strong opposition at the last elec
tion for representative from Fulton. This is
in strong evidence of his popularity and of
the esteem and confidence reposed ia him by
the citizens of his county, and throughout the
state he is honored and esteemed by all who
Tho active management of the Manufac
turers1 Mutual Insurance Company is in the
hands of Mr. Peyton Douglas, who was the
prime mover in the organization of the com
pany and who since its organization has he'd
the position of secretary and general man
ager. Mr. Douglas has mode a life study of
tho Insnranco business in all its details, and is
as w; ll posted on that subject as any man in
tho state. He started in tho Insurance busi
ness many years ago, bein? first connected
witt) the stock companies, bat realizing that
mutuality, with proper sa'egutrds, was the
truer principle of insurance, he organized
and has put in operation the Manufacturer^1
Mutual Insurance Company. Ho was raised
in our midst and has tho confidence of those
who know him and his friends are legion. In
Mr. F. H. Cathcart, the treasurer of the com
pany, wo liave another practical insurance
man. Mr. Cathcart came here from Balti
more several yoars ago and up to the organ
isation of the Manufacturers1 Mutual he was
prominently connected with one of tho
largest general agencies in the south. Since
coming to Atlanta he has takea a prominent
stand arnon? tho business men of our city and
state, ail i he stand) today one of her ntoat
progrcs-ive citizens. TU? director* of the
company are all men of integrity and ahl'ity
and in their hands the Manufacturers1 Mu
tual ls marchinsr rapidly along the road to
sure success. The prominent features dis
tinguishing the Manufactura rV Mutual In
surance Company irom other mutual *om
n des is the:r guarantee fund of $100.1.00,
?eked by a bond of that amount 'ecurt-d by
real ?slate mortgages, stocks and bonds, and
collateral loans, making a total of twice the
amount of the hoad. This furnishes absolute
security and the only mutual feature of the
contract Issued by this company is the fact
that a proportion of the profits irom under
writing is each year divided amoru: tho policy
hohler- of the company. This is but Just, os
it is the patronage or the^e policy holders
which baa enabled the company to earn their
protlt1*. An insurer in thia company, thero
lore, has absolute indemnity at cost. They
ure patronizing a home company. They pay
no more for their insurance than the com
panies wmposin1.; the insurance trust charge
and the profits are returned to policy holders
as they are . arned, and are a clear MI vin?.
Pol ey holders in this company cannot be a ?- 1
sesaed for losses or for any other purpose and I
the company is a member of no trust or com.
bine and is independent in its every action.
The la?t statement of the company, mode
June 30, 1896, showed actual assets in the state
of Georgia of $109.44t\20, and a surplus to
policy-holders of $100.214.10. This company is
successful, strong and reliable and deserves,
and is securing, the patronage of tho largest
as well os the smaller insurers of Georgia.
Thc Manufacturers1 Mutual Insurance Com
pany has agencies in all the principal cities
md towns of thc state.
. One Road Still Left. _
An American politician recently il
lustrated bis politioal position by the
dilemma of the old negro preacher at
the camp meoting. "Bredren," he
he said, "they'd but two roads for you
to foller. One leads to bell and the
other loads to damnation."
"Then," said an old darky, "this
nigger takes to tho woods."-Ex
The Ins an
IE you get best wear o
have gone inte it. You
Moral: You can't get tl
the best is in it ; and the h
can be taken out. Now,
sarsaparillas with a big "1
what's put in you and we
the best." That's fair. I
say: "Ohl we can't tell,
the label.". . . Stop! Th
saparilla that has no secret
want to know what goes
your doctor to write for
satisfy yourself that you g
argument when you get A
Any doubt left ?
It kills doubts
"I find that Walter Bakei
absolutely pure. It contain
foreign to the pure roasted cc
of pure cocoa; the flavor is n
the product is in every partie
produced from the pure coa
of any chemical, alkali, adc
stance, which are to be de
the so-called 'Dutch process
Thousand* of woman ara nervous, tired,
h uro headache,sick stomach,fa!ntlng spells,
dizziness, scanty or profuse menses, weak
back, constipation; their aide?, shoulden
and limbs acne constantly-In fad, they auf.
fer from general debility of tho whola system.
The superior tonic qualities ol McElREE \'i 1
WINE OF CAR0UI make lt th? (tiding rea
?dy for this class ol trouble!.
L. D. Pangfburn. New Virginia, lowsv, i
aays: * ' My wife has suffered for yearn '
from general weakness, pain in top of .
head, back and neck-at times could not J
do ber work. One bottle of MCELRBB'U I
Wi.va OF CAED?I baa given her instant
relief. Th? effect is wonderful.** I
Recent Discoveries In Babylonia.
Among the recent finds of the French
expedition in Babylonia, which has
been and is still working at Telo, are
a nnmbef of dated cuneiform tableta
of Sargon ?. find his eon Naram-Sib.
These have now re?ob?d Constantino
ple, and within the last two months
have been submitted to the examina
tion of Monsieur Heuzey, director of
the Museum of the Louvre, am? of
Professor Hilprecht, who has been re*'
Lained by the Turkish government to
deoipber and classify the objects found
by bo th expeditions. By this in par
tant find all questions as to the mythi
cal character of Sargon are put an end
co, and he is shown to have been ?
real person. The contenta of the
so-called Oman tablets are definitely
decided to bo historical and not
my thiijal. One of the new tablets spenks
of tho "year when Sagon marohei
againet Pulistine" (Martu). This was
3800 B. C. Even were no other finds
to bo made, the inscriptions gathered
by tho two expeditions will add largely
to tho knowledge possessed of the his
tory and civi ization of Babylonia.
The truth 1?, however, that there isp
every reason to suppose that there ex
ists aa untold store of archaelogical
riches buried along the shores of the
Euphrates and Tigris. Books on the
subject which were up to date three?
years ago already require revision,
and there is reason to believe that the
efforts which the Americans and the
French are making in a field first
opened by Layard will be amply re?
warded.-London Daily New?.
Value of a Good Cow.
An exchange computes tho differ?
er o i between a cow that will produce
2C0 pounds of batter per year at 25
cents per pound, and the one that will
prodc.ee 300 pounds, to be $25. Du
ring ten years of the cow's lifo there
is a difference in favor of the 300
pound cow of $250. With twenty
such cows there wonld be a credit iu
favor of the superior cows of $5,000,
and with forty, $10,000.
Dob a: JU' Floating-Borax Soap bein? 100 por
cent, pure, io, therefore, absolutely all soap, rad
has nothing1 in it to tnrn yeUow. Dobbins' Soap*
Mfg Co., Pillia., guarantee its purity. Every
one knows the Taine of Borax. Try it once, please.
Many of the engineers and firemen laid off
by the Vanderbilt railroads are color blind.
The pleasant effect and perfect safety with
Which ladies 'i?y use Syrup of Figs, ander ail
conditions, makes it their favorite remedy.
To get the true and genuino article, look tor
the nome of the California Fig Syrup Com
pany, printed near the bottom of t'?t package.
For salo by all responsible druggie *
The mc*t mnsrn i firent liol y water font has
been given to a New York c it Led ral.
TeU n Friend Unod News.
PROVIDENCE, R. I. >
"Please forward pis boxes of TLTTKHINE. <V
O. D. 1 think it strange (hat it 1- not sold
here in New England, as it is the beal cure for
j eczema, ringworm and all < rnptions of tho
' skin I ever .'nw. I got a box from a Cincinnati
drummer, and cave part of it ton joung lady
who had tiled almost everything to remove
pimples and an eruption in:m her face. Two
nppf cations of TETTERISE compeMy cure<t
her. I know alf-o agent lemnn whose bcd y had
bron i'overi d with eczema. Two boxes of 1 ET
TERI?> E cured bim completely, and now bis
skin Li as smooth as a baoy's"
P. O. HANLON,
With Silver Sprint s Bleaching Co.
1 box forCOc. in s'limp*.
J. T, SHCPTBINE, Savannah, Ga. :
8100 Reward. ?100.
The readers of this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease
that science has been able to care In all Ita
s tagus, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is the only positive care now known to
tho medical fraternity. Catarrh being a consti
tutional disease, requires a constitutional
treatment. Hall's Catarrh Care is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood and ma
cons surfaces of the system, thoreby destroy
ing the foundation of the disease, and giving
the patient strength by building np the con
stitution and assisting nature in doing ?ta
work. Tho proprietors have so much faith in
its curative powers^ that they offer One Hun.
dred Dollars for any case that it falls tocare.
Bend for list of testimonials. Address
_ J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Ball'sFamliy Pills are the lest.
FiTSstopped free and permanently cured. No
fits after first day's ns? of DR. KLINE'S GREAT
NERVERHOTOKEH. Freef2trinl bottleand treat
ise. Send to Dr. Kline. 931 Arch St. Phlln., Pa.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children
teething, softens the gams, rod aces infiammv
tton.allays pain.cure* wind colic. 25c a bottle.
After Fix years' suffering, I was cured by
Piso" s Cure.-MARY THOMSON, 21 12 Ohio
Ave., Allegheny, Pa., March 13, 04.
If afflicted with sore eye? use Dr. Isaac i'homi -
d Outs of lt.
ut of a coat, best work must
can't get good bread out of
he best out cf anything, unless
est Jias to be put in before it
we nave a rule to test those
.est" on the bottle. "Tell us
i'll decide for ourselves about
Jut these modest sarsaparillas
It's a secret Have faith in
ere's one ex:eption; one sar
to hide. It's Ayer's. If you
into Ayer's Sarsaparilla, ask
the formula. Then yon can
et the best of the sarsaparilla
Cet the "Corebook.'?
but cures doublers,
ycr Co., Lowell, Mass.
r tiie well-known Oemist,
la.4> says : - ?
. & Co.'s BreakfasfCocoa is
LS no trace of any substance
xoa-bean. The color is that
attirai,and not artificial; and
:ular such as must have been
5a-bean without the addition
lt or artificial flavoring sub
tected in cocoas prepared by
t & Co., Ltd, Dorchester, Mass.