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; By the use of machinery in loading
and unloading ships one man oan per
form the labor of 2,000 * or Wog with
out ita aid.
One 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 ame.
An expert watchmaker can turn ont
from 250 to 300 watches each year
with the aid of maohinery, 85 per cent
of former hard later thus being re
Parisian lovers of horseflesh devour
ed more than 30,000 horses last year.
In 1894 the number waa 21,227, in
Jt878 it was 10,000, and in 1872 5,034.
^bcre are two hundred hippophagous
batchers* shops in Paris.
A conference was recently held at
Bndapesth on the tippling question.
The restaurant and hotel keepers were
divided aa to tho course that should
bs followed, but the waiters were
unanimous as to the whole system be
When toe Russian government took
up the liquor monopoly recently in
southern and southwestern Kassia, it
began by having all the liquor store
.houses and the vessels in them.blosped
and sprinkled with holy water by the
clergy in full canonicals. The extreme
temperance people call this "tho bene
diction of the devil in solution."
Trips Undertaken Tor Health's Sake
Will be rendered more beneficial, and the
fatigues of travel counteracted, if the voyager
v 111 take along with 1dm Haste Mer's Stomach
Bit terr-, and use that protective and enabling
tonic, nerve invigorant and appetiser regu
larly. Impurities in air and water is neutral
ized by it, and lt is a matchless tranquillizer
J nd regulator of the stomach, liver and bowels.
It counteracts malaria, rheumatism, and a
tc Ldc ney to kidney and bladder ailments.
Tho Danube flows through countries in.
which fltty-three languages and dialects are
Is folly as important and bensflclal
spring medicine, for nt this se.v.ou there
is great danger to health in the varying
temperature, cold storms, malarial germs
and prevalence of lovers and other disoases.
Danger may be avoided by taking
The best-In fact tho One True Blood Purifier.
If..:!. Billa* ossist Digestion and cure
KOOtt S rlllS Constipation. 23couta.
A crowd hid gathered in the cabin
in North Carolina where I stayed all
nig*h?, telling ghost dories,all of which
were enfficiently 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'l'eve in 'em?" was echoed
"Waal, of coarse I've seed a few, bat
they didn't never clo no hurt. Thar
hain't half as many aa folks let on."
"I'd liko to know of yo' own dad
didn' cum back ?" indignantly replied
'Jxaas, but he jess kep' a comin till
Y foT^-ont jshai tc wanted. Yo' see,
we buried *i!k joss benlnd the peach
orchard. Thed? man knowed I want
ed a well worse yn' and he kep' comin'
every night till* opened th' grave ter
see what war w\cmg. Thar I foun' it
full o' water. Th' old man knowed I
wanted th' waterman' he wa'nt comfer
ble in it, so he cuaJback. I dug a well
th ir an' moved his Coffin, au' he hain't
never 'peered no u? That conldn'
be called'a ha^t/'-^Washington Star.
A WOMB'S ST0BY.
It Should Be o' Intercut to Every Think?
f log Woman.
Womer who reason well know that
no mal: physician can understandingly
t the complaint known as " female
diseases," for no man ever experienced
This, Lydia E. Pinkham taught them
twenty years ago,
when she dh
covered in her
the only suc
for all those
liar to the
a fatal faith in *
their physician, and not till they can
suffer no longer, will they tliink and
act for themselves.
Tha following testimony is straight
to tte point, and represents the ex
perience of hundreds of thousands of
now grateful women : For si? years
I was a great sufferer from those in
ternal weaknesses so prevalent among
our sex. After having received treat
ment from four physicians of oar city,
and finding no relief whatever, I con
cluded to try Pinkham's Vegetable
Compound, and it has proved a boon to
me. It can truly be called a " Saviour
of Women."-MRS. B. A. PEBHAM,
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??S PISO'S'CURE F
THE SAVING O?
BI W. ?.
0? Bboitid Bee Mr?.
O'Grady," said my
wife to me shortly af
ter my arrival at the
summer hotel where
6he was spending tho
season and I was
spending every other
Sumuy auci tili my spare cash
"Bo jabers," I responded, giving
tho best imitation I could of tie Hi
bernian accent, "an'phwat have yez
been doing wid Mrs. O GrartyV"
"My dear," said my wife, reprov
ingly,"* *I perceive that your opinion of
Mis. P'Grtidy is as poor as your imita
tion of the dialect you associate with
"I don't know her at ail," I replied,
on the defensive. ,
"It was not necessary for you to say
soin so many words, my dear," said
my wife, in a tono of voico it is not
worth while to explain to married
men. "When you have seen" Mrs.
O'Grady yoa may hold to different
As usual, my wife was right in her
conclusions, for when I saw the lady I
was more than surprised-I was de
She was of that typo of Spanish
women we see in pictures, and her
name boro no relation to her what
ever. As E>he and my wifo wore on
euch excellent terms, my probation as
a stranger was short, and in a few
minutes we were chatting away like
"Beally," I said to her, "you muBt
pardon me, but may I ask about your
name? As far as I can recall*I do
not remember having heard of the
O'Gradys of Cordov a or Sevilto, or
even bf the Alhambra."
"And still I am Dolores O'Grady,"
"Which being interpreted," 6aid I,
with a dawning consciousness, "means
that you were once Dolores Somebody
else, and some Irish hidalgo or don
came your way and gave his namo for
"Ibu have guessed it," she said.
Then I recalled an old friend and
college mate of mine. Torn O'Grady,
a dare-devil-Dick sort of a chap, who
had no sooner received his diploma
than ho oonverted what little pruner ty
he had into cash and wont o:I on some
adventure to one of the South Ameri
"I don't know, madam," said I,
"which of the O'Gradys has been so
fortunate, but there is one I used to
know who was worthy of even such
good fortnne as to be your hnsbhnd.
His name was Tom, and we were
brothers for five years."
She took a tiny little locket from
some plaoe about her where women
usually carry such things and handed
it to me.
"Look at that," she said, and I
"By Jove-I bag your pardon," I
exclaimed and noologized in the came
breath; "It's Tom."
That evening Tom arrived, and our
respective and respected wives prom
ised to let us have 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 course was lett to us,
and we adjourned to the 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 creatures 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 known '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
Mrs. O'Grady threw him a kiss from
the tips of her pretty fingers in re
"That's one experience, plus throe
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 unnecessary, for Tom
was as anxious to tell it as I was to
"Once upon a time," ho said, bow
ing to all of us, "there was ono
Thomas O'Grady, an American citizen
o? 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 Bepublio for
anybody to minglo in wheuever he is
disposed to do so. This O'Grady-"
"Drop the didactic and general,"!
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 cof
fee plantation, and kept out of poli
"An Irishman and kept out of poli
tics?" I asked.'
"I kept out of politics until I
thought I had some show and then I
want in like-"
"An 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 was, though I oould 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
good, if I do say it myself. I was not
much on society, as that term goes,
but I knew some of the best famdies
in tho place and visited them. Then
there were some other families I did
not visit, notably that of the man
who was my opponent always in the
field of politics. He was a rich old
fellow,with two sons and a daughter
Dolores, there, remembers her quite
F MR. O'GRAD^
well"-and Mrs. O'Grady nodded
pleasantly, as if she had no fears -now
of any pretty girl anywhere-"and
he wa3 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, and ol
course she, of all the girls I meet
must be the one I should fall in love
with. I don't know why Cupid sends
his victims snch luck, but I notice
that he often does. I had known the
general's daughter about a year when
the forty-seventh revolution-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 out of, but this one caught me
before I knew it, and I found myself
the head and front qf the party against
the Government. The only thing I
did not like in the affair was that the
general was at the head of the Govern
ment party, and tho general's daugh
ter was the sweetest woman in the
world, and we were in love, general
or no general. Well, the scrap came
off in duo course, and after shooting
the town full of bolos for a week or
so, any soaring the women and chil
dren into fitsjiny side went to pieces
and ten of its leading spirits went to
jail. From that point the transition
was easy to the sunnyside of a wall on
the outskirts of town, and early om
tine morning we found ourselve;
grouped there with fifty Govern
ment soldiers drawn up in linc
pointing loaded guns at us. In plait
English, it was an execution bee, and
we were the guests of honor. I had fixed
up my business affairs in the few day*
allowed me, and as there was no one 1
thought aa much of as li 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 he was after mine.
You might think I was frightened as ]
stood there beforo those guns, but 1
wasn't. True, I was a bit nervous,
but I wasn't soared at all, and I insist
ed on faoing the shooting party and
givicg tho command to fire. They
wouldn't let mo do that, though, and I
had to face the wall with my back to
the foo. I stood at tho head of the
line, about tbreo feet from thc man
next to me, and waited calmly for the
end of things. At the firs!; command
I braced myself, and when the com
mand 'Fire' came I tried to steady my
self, but in spite of ail I could do
when the gass went off I w ent up into
the air as if I had been bounced on a
spring boord and came down in a
"You weren't killed then?" ex
claimed my wife, in the pr s-eminently
rational manner of all women.
"Yes, madam," smiled O'Grady.
"Why, Mr. O'Grady," she began,
but I laughed, and she realized that
Mr. O'Grady was not as dead as his
statement might lead one to sappoue.
"Just the same, Tom," I said, "I
should think tho nervous strain and
your imagination combined would
have snapped the vital cord when
those guns wont off. You know there
are any number of such casos well au
thenticated. You must have had strong
nerves to have withstood the shook."
"Suppose, Dolores," said Mr.
O'Grady to his wife, "yon take up the
storj and finish it."
"It is very simple," she said, with
an accent so charming that any at
tempt to pat it into writton words
would be sacrilege. "You know it
waa tho daughter of the general who
saved Mr. O'Grady's life. Of coarse, if
he had known, he would have died
with the others when the guns were
fired at him, but the Government
party did not want to shoot Mr.
?'Grady, because he was an Amerioan
citizen, and that might cause the
Government great difficulties. So it
was arranged that the shooting party
was not to kdl him, as it did the oth
ers, bat to let him escape the bullets.
It was a great secret and they thought
they would frighten Mr. O'Grady so
mcok that'never any more would he
be in trouble of that kind. And no
doubt they would have frightened him
to death, and he would not have been
in any more trouble.-M
"On earth," interrupted Mr.
"For," continued 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 waa
60 ranon that ho fainted away, and
those who saw tho shooting thought
he was dead also-"
"So did I," again interrupted Mr.
"And they were about to put him
in the ditch with the others," contin
ued his wife, "when one of the officers
requested ta send the body to Mr.
O'Grady house. There he was re
vived, and in a fow days ho had os
leaped from the city and was safe out
of the country. "
"And the general's daughter, what
became of her?" askod my wife.
"She waited until times were easier
for the O'Gradys'" replied Tom, tak
ing up the story again, "and then he
came back under an amnesty' aot. In
thc meantime the general had died-"
"Oh, how glad I am," exclaimed
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?j*rife'o utter discomfiture.-Wash
A Swallow's Swift Flight.
An untamed swallow, which had ita
nest on a tarm near Chetwynd, int
Shropshire, was caught and taken in aj
cage to London, where it was released.;
It returned to its nest in eighty min-j
utes, having accomplished a distance
of 115 miles at the rate of nearly two
miles a minute.
There are manufactured in the
United States 8,000,000 kegs of nails
in a year,
You seo no pomp of ctrcu^aaee,
No entourage of pride,
My lowly seeming to enhance
As I walk by your side.
All day, at others1 beck and call,
My work obscure is done,
But off my shabby garments fall
Whon oomes the set of sam
Youfmay not know lt, 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 latoh-koy
. My wife ls 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 ? He used to be the picture of
health." "Ho recuperated too long
at tho seashore."-Detroit Free Press.
"Money makes tho mare go,"
But now W6 add, to strike
Tho fancy of tho whoolmnn,
"It also makes tho bike."
"The oh7er a man gets," said the
corn-led philosopher, "the harder he
finds it to feel sorry for a woman
whoso pug dog has diod."-Indianap
ol 13 Journal.
If I could grail Ty a wish,
My wealth would bo untold.
Tho bags my trougars all possess
I'd havo filled up with gold.
Mother-in-Law-"Did Mary tell you
that I always sent you a kiss when
ever she wrote to you?" Son-in-Law
?"Oh, yos; and it was a great com
fort to mo-while 1 was away."
Mr. Popleigh-"What would you
think if I were to tell you that I had
been dying by inches for you for
years?" Miss Wanterwed-"I ehould
think it-it was very sudden."
"What's tho matter, Cotherstone?
You look blue." "Things have gono
wrong. I seem to be losing my indi
viduality." "Cheer up, old boy
best thing that could havo happened
to you."-Chicago 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 Eerald.
The Little Critic: "I think that
must be a splendid book, Aunt Jen
nie." "Why do you think so, dear?"
"Beoause, when you read the author's
description of that midnight scene, I
got just as sleepy as I could bo-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 thom this telegram is from."
Boberts-"What noes it say?" Ben
son-"dimply 'Yes.* "-Boston Globe.
"I wish you would toll mo," said the
agents, who had long been on 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 picture the heroine with a number
'twelve waist," he remarked. "Bat
where, in that event, is her liver to
be?" "Oh, I can make room for that,"
rejoined tho author. "I will just say
that she has no heart." Thus it is to
be seen how too muses advance hand
in baud, 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 bow ho had once
been lost upon Bald Mountain. "My
It must havo 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."
Importance of thc Forests.
George Washington, a farmer, liv
ing near S*. Pani, Minn., is on a trip
East in the interest of American for
estry. "The people," said he, "are
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 wa? discovered so
large a proportion of tho land was
covered with trees that the oatting of
thom was the principal work to bo
done ia advauoing the line of settle
ment from the eeaboard.
"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 Statos
have begun to perceive the folly of this
wholesale destruction policy, and have
decided to amend the matter through
legislation. Fecklessness 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
rule they have been allowed to destroy,
undisturbed, forest upon forest. The
result is that commonwealths which
have herotoiore considered their
woodland inexhaustible are brought
to see that protection for their forests
"Minnesota hos been tho first State
to propose organized action. It has
been one of the ohief lumbering dis
tricts, but tbo sight of immense traots
of land once covered with trees has
brought to tho citizens tho knowledge
that the Stats is in danger of losing
that distinction. So tho Minnesota
State Forestry Association was formed
for the arrest of this indiscriminate
destraotion. It at onco went to work
and formulated a plan which will en
able the State to acquire and protect
forest lands at trifling expense. Tcwn,
county and State forestry boards are
to be constituted by the Legislature,
these boards to have charge of lauds
which have been cut over and of other
lands not likely to be used for .agri
cultural purposes, 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 doabb will be followed by
rther States."-Washington Times.
Tho League of Wheelmen.
Tho League of American Wheelmen
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 moro than 65,
000, and is said to bc increasing at the
rate of 1000 a week.
BUDGET OF FUN.
HUMOROUS SKETCHES FROM
A Bicycle Tragedy-Out Of thc Ques
tion-His Business-An Unfemi
nine Trait-All tho Samo
A girl, a wheel,
A shook, a squeal,
A bonder, a thump,
A girl in a lump,
A bloomer all torn,
A maiden forlorn.
-Springfield (III.) Monitor.
A SLIGHT COBBECTION.
Fourthbeil-"Your cook has been
with you a long time, bas she not?"
Brownstone-"We have been with
her for five yearB."-Pack.
ALL THC SAME.
"Is it true that young Wilson has
gone on a polar expedition ?"
"Yes; he has gone to Boston to see
his girl. "-Detroit Free Press.
AN UNFEUrsrNT! TRAIT.
"Isabel, I can't understand why you
say Margaret is so masculine. "
"Can't? Why, her watoh always
tells the correct time. "-Chicago JBec
OUT OP THE QUESTION.
Hojack-"I hear that you are build
ing a new house?"
Tomdik-"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
apeak of you a? bis right hand?" ;
Mrs. Bay-"Givo it up, unless be
cause he never lots his right hand
know what his left hand do et h."
Mr. Bloomfield-"Isn't Mr. Point
Breeze an easy going chap ?"
Miss Bloomfield-"When he calls
on mo ho seems to find it very difficult
to go."-Pittsburg Chronicle-Tele
. 1 SHUT OUT.
Miss Simperly- "Yon'ro just like
the rest of the men. You all want to
make fools of us women."
Mr. Gruffer-"But there's no chance,
you know. Nature got the start of
us."-Detroit Freo Press.
IN A QUANDABY.
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 man is not around just now."
SCIENCE ALWAYS BEADY.
Caller-"Doctor, Mr. Divine, th
muscle reader, fell into a sort of trance
a little while ago, and we cannot
arouse him. Is it catalepsy or death ?"
Doctor (a groat scientist)-'.'Bring
me his head, and I'll soon tell you."
New York Weekly.
- "I think," she said earnestly, "that
a woman who truly loves a man always
hos his best interests at heart."
"Perhaps,".he answered; '"but"-*
"What were you going to say?"
"If that's the case, 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 baok 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
wes at a dinner party and there were
thirteen at table. "-Tid-Bits.
First Clubman-"What did yon
blaokball Goodman for? You don't
even known him."
Second Clubman-"No, I never
spoke to him in my life, but I hate
him and his whole family. They-livo
in the fiat below us, and they bavo
corn beef and cabbage three days a
week."-New York Weekly.
Curious Tourist-"What aro you
Cnnoas Tourist-"Wnat do ycu
Curious Tourist-"How do they
Farmer's Boy-"With their
WOBTH THE TROUBLE.
"Popkins is a clever fellow."
"What has he dono now?"
"He's put a sprung gun in his back
yard, a burglar alarm at every window,
an electric mat at each door and a
bulldog in the kitohen. 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 Dealer.
She arose, smiling, from the dentist's
"How mach do I owe you?" sho
"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 yoghurt
me over so mnoh mope than you did
this time."-Washington Star.
THE OLD, OLD QUESTION.
Mabel- "Miss Featherwort.I should
say," said the young man, "is your
father at home? I want to ask him
"Y-yes,"said the young woman,
"I wish to ask him." he continued,
"I wish to ask him tue question that
nearly every man has found necessary
to ask. In short, I wish to ask him-"
The young woman tittered and tho
young mon "switohed."
"I wish to ask him, " said he, with a
malignant tone in his hitherto honeyed
voioe, "what, is the e:caot meaning o?
16 to 1."-Indianapolis Journal.
The First Crclonieter.
An odometer is a little maohine
which ls 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 distanoe a
man has traveled may be ascertained,
and a oyolometer is an odometer at
tached to a bicycle.
Every boy and girl has seen a cyclo
meter, which generally is fastened to
one of the front forks of a bicycle.
I 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 makes 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 oyolometer is a modern invention.
The name is but a few years old, bat
the machine itself was known and
used in the reign of tho Emperor Ru
dolphus IL, and ha reigned from
157G to 1612. He had two curious
odometers, which not only registered
distanoe but marked it on paper.
But it was an artist in Saxony
named Hohlfeld who invented the odo
meter whioh is used by surveyors to
day, and which is tho father of the
cyclometer. He made one in 1711.
He also made several kind of air guns
which shot dead bullets, and later on
he made a pedometer. It seems that
he was a wonderfully ingenious man,
for he made a maohine for, noting
down any pieoe of music played on a
harpsichord ; ho invonted a threshing
maohine, a straw chopper, 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 ol
itu native forests. It found a home in
tho 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 troe os readily as a duck to
water. Also, because nearly all forest
dwellers aro mo* 'jd iu color,'so that
they may not bo conspicuous among
the lights and shadows beneath tho
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 as a kind of loco
motive tree, pleasant to rub against,
tho lower limbs of which afford a com
fortable seat, and from whose upper
branohes occasionally drop tid-bits of
mutton and other luscious fruits. We
may laugh at the theory, but it has
quito a respectable string of faots be
hind it to back it up. If the Kanakas
argued from the pig to the horse, why
short1-', thu cat not pass from the
familiar tree to tho unfamiliar organ
ism oalled man?
The cat, in spite of the domestic
character it has acquired, is in reality
the least tame of our 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 entiroly its own. It
is indeed rather a wild animal whioh
hos taken np ita. residence in our
houses for its own purposes than a
servant or a slave.-North American
Roads autl Road-Making,
The Irish milo is 2210 yards.
Portugal has 2000 miles of road.
Sweden has 36,200 miles of highway.
Franco has 320,000 miles of highway.
Tho modern Roman mile is 1628
Holland has 7000 miles of public
In Germany thero are 265,000 miles
Norway has but 14,800 miles of pub
Tho Austrian Empire has 81,000
miles of road.
Canada has 6900 miles 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
oanal 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, were from eight to thirty
feet in width.
Levi Bradshaw, who lives in the
Sparks district, Killingly, Conn., has
sacha large family that ho can not
count his grandchildren. Bradshaw
emigrated from Canada and has lived
in Killingly thirteen years. He is now
in his seventieth year.
He has been married throe times
and is the father of forty-one children,
forty of whom are now living. By his
first wife he hadsix'children, including
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 tho old man's
sons and daughters are married and
all have children. The grandfather
does 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 Ulm.
A Maryland man got into trouble
M ith his employers and fled. When iu
a safe place ho grew a beard and al
tered his personal appearance in ether
particulars. Then he 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 Bruin.
Every telegraph pole in the remoto
districts of Norway has to bo con
tinually watched on account of the
bears, Whioh have a mania for climb
ing the poles and sitting on the cross
beams, swaying backward and forward
until the pole finally falls.
MUTUAL VIRE INSURANCE
And Its Many Important Advantages.
(AtUnta Constitution, Sept. S3, 1396.)
Nearly two hundred years ago a few property
owners formed the first Insurance association
of the world by agreeing to "chip in" and
share canally any loss by fire which might be
Buffered by one of. their number. The ma
chinery of fire inat,rance at that time was in a
very crude state, bdr, thanks to the brain of
man, since that time the improvement m the
plan of protection against fire bu been in
keeping with the wonderful advancement of
the times in all branohos. Today we have, in
the Manufacturers' Mutual Fire Insurance
Company of our city and state, the perfect on
of fire insurance, combining, as this company
do:s, the security and stability of the stock
company with tho liberality of the mutual
company. Their plan is indeed the most ?qui
table to all to bo found today. Tun company
wai chart:red by a special act of the G-.orgia
legislature in tho year 1333, and by that body
and at that time Was granted privileges which
cannot be duplicated st the present time.
The company's homo office ls ih this city and
they are pleasantly domiciled at No. 19 South
Broad. Mr. J. Charlo - Dayton, who is known
throughout the state of Georgia as an able
financier and a conservative business man, ls.
the president of the company. He is also
cashier of the Stone Savings bank and promi
nently connected with other solid Institutions
which mark tho growth of the city of At
lan'a and state of Georgia. The vice presi
dent of the Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance
Company ls Hon. Thomas B. Felder, Jr., than
whom there is no better known and better
liked gentleman in the stato. He is of one of
our prominent law firms, tbnt of Anderson,
Felder & Davis, and will represent tho county
of Fulton at the next session of the legisla
tura of Georgia, he having lead the ticket in
the face of strong opposition ut the la -1 elec
tion for represtntative from Fulton. This is
in strong evidence of his popularity and of
the esteem and confidence reposed in him by
the citizens of his county, and throughout the
state he is honored and esteemed by all who
Tho activo management of the Manufac
turers' Mutual Insurance Company is in the
bandi 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 hos made a life study of
tho insnranco business in all its details, and is
as w? ll pot ted on that subject ai any man in
tho state. He started in the insurance busi
ness many years ago, bein? first connected
with the stock companies, bat realizing that
mutuality, with prop:r sa'eguirds, was the
truer principle of insurance, he organized
and has put in operation the Manufacturera'
Mutual Insurance Company. He was raised
in our midst and has the confidence of those
who know him and his friends are legion. In
Mr. F. H. Cathcart, tho treasurer of the com
pany, wo have another practical insurance
man. Mr. Cathcart came here from Balti
more several yoars ago and up to the organ
isation of the Manufacturers' Mutual he was
prominently connected with ono of tho
largest general agencies in the ? out h. Since
coming to Atlanta he has take.i a prominent
stand arnon? tho business men of our city and
state, an t ho stand i today one of her most
progrcs-ive citizens. The director* of tile
company are all men of integrity and ahi ity
and in their hands the Manufacturers' Mu
tual ls murchin? rapidly nlong tho road to
sure success. The prominent features dis
tinguishing the Manufacture r>' Mutual in
surance Company J rum other mutual com
Sillies is tlie r guarantee fand of $100,1.00,
neked by a r..?nd of thnt amount -ecun-d by
real esl at- mortgages, stocks and bonds, and
collateral loans, makin? a total of twice tho
amount ot the hoad. This furnishes absolute
security and the only mutual feature of the
contr.ict Issued by this company is tho fact
that a proportion of the profits irom un<i r
writing is each year divided ?mon/1 ho policy
holder.-* of the company. This is but Just, as
it is the patronage ot the-e policy holders
which hos enabled the company to earn their
prollt?. An insurer in ibis company, there
tore, has absolute indemnity nt cost. They
are patronizing a home company. They pay
no more for their insorance than the com
panies composing *he insurance trust charge
and the profits are returned to policy holders
as they are i arned, and are a clear raving.
Pol ey holders in this company cannot be as
sessed for losses or for any other purpose and
the company is a member of no trust or com
bine and is independent in its every action.
The la-c statement ot the company, made
Jane 30, 189G, showed actual assets in the state
of Georgia of S10U.44t.20. and a surplus to
policyholders of $100,214.10. This company is
successful, strong and r.-liable and deserves,
and is securing, the patronage of the largest
as well as the smaller insurers of Georgia.
The Manufacturers' Mutual Insurance Com
pany has agencies in all the principal cities
ind towns of tho stato.
. One Road Still Left. ?
An American politician recently il
lustrated his political position by the
dilemma of the old negro preacher at
the camp meeting. "Bred-en," be
be said, "they'd but two roads for you
to foller. One leads to bell and the
other leads to damnation."
"Then," said an old darky, "this
nigger takes to tho woodj."-Ex
The Ins am
If you get bes!; wear 01
have gone into it. You
Moral: You can't get th
the best is in it ; and the b<
can be taken out. Now, -i
sarsaparillas with a big " bi
what's put in you and wc
the best." That's fair. B
say: "Ohl we can't tell,
the label" . . . Stop ! Th<
saparilla that has rio secret !
want to know what goes
your doctor to write for t
satisfy yourself that you gi
argument when you get A;
Any doubt left ?
It kills doubts I
"I find that Walter Baker
absolutely pure? It contain!
foreign to tte pure roasted co
of pure cocoa; the flavor ism
the product is in every partie
produced from the pure coco
of any chemical, alkali, acid
stance, which are to be det
the so-called 'Dutch process*
Thouisrtds of woman sra narro tn, tired,
nano headiche.ilck atomach.falntlng spells,
diuinats, scanty or profuse mentes, weak
back, constipation; their sides, shoulders
and limbs ache constantly-In tad, they auf* ,
fer from general debility of the whole system. .
The superior tonio qualities sf McEL lEE'S *
WINE OF CARDIN make lt tho loadlnil rea- j
.dj tor thU Glass ol troublas.
L. D. Psngbnrn. New Virginia, lews, /
?ays: *. My wife has suffered for years ^
from general weakness, pain in top of ??,
head, back and neck-at times could not M
do her work. One bottle of MCELRSK'S P
WINH OP CABDUI bas giTen her instant L
relief. Tho effect is wondorful." 4
Recent Discoveries in Babylonia*
Among the recent finds cf the French
expedition in Babylonia, which has
been and is still working at Telo, are
% nnrabef of dated cuneiform tablets
af Sargon L find his eon Naram-Sib.
These have now re?cked Constantino
ple, and within the last iwo months
liave been submitted to th? examina
tion of Monsieur Heuzey, director of
the Museum of the Louvre, ant? of
Professor Hilprecht, who has been re'
tained by the Turkish government to
decipher and classify the objects found
by both expeditions. By this in par
tant find all questions ss to the myths
ssl character of Sargon are put an end!
to, and he is shown to have been ?
real person. The contents of tho
so-called Oman tablets are definitely
decided to bo historical and not
my thioal. One of tbe new tablets speaks
of the "year when Sagon maroheJ
against Pristine" (Martu). This was
3800 B. C. Even were no other finds
to bo made, the inscriptions gathered
by the two expeditions will add largely
to tho knowledge possessed of the his
tory and civilization of Babylonia.
The truth is, however, that there is?
every reason to suppose that there ex
ists an untold store of archaelogical
riches buried along the shores of the*
Euphrates and Tigris. Books on the
subject which were up to date tbree>
years ago already require revision,
and there is reason to believe that tho
efforts which the Americans and the
French are making in a field first
opened by Layard will be amply re?
warded.-London Daily News,
Value of a Good Cow.
An exchange computes tho differ
er o J between a cow that will produce
2C0 pounds of butter per year at 25
cents per pound, and the one that will
produce 300 pounds, to be $25. Da
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 would be a credit iu
favor of the superior cows of $5,000,
and with forty, $10.000.
Dobbin?' Floating-Borax Soap being 100 pur
cent, paro, is, therefore, absolutely all soap, sud
baa nothing in lt to tom yellow. Dc bb ini' Soap*
MtV Co., I'hlb., guarantee ita purity. Every
one knows the raine of Borax. Try it once, please.
Many <.f the engineers and firemen laid off
by the Vanderbilt railroads aro color blind.
The pleasant effect and perfect safety with
Which ladies may use Syrup of Figs, under all
conditions, makes lt their favorite remedy.
To get the true and gonulne article, look tor
the name of the California Fig Syrup Com
pany, printed near the bottom of the package.
For salo by aU r*si>onsible druggists.
Thu mof-t magnificent holy water font has
been given to a New York dihedral.
Te?I n Friend Good News.
PROVIDENT*. R. ?.
"Phase forward nix boxes of TLTTKIIINE. <"V
O. D. I think it strange that it is not sold
here in New England, as it is tbe best cure for
eczema, ringworm and all . ruptinns of tho
skin I ever caw. I got a box from a Cincinnati
drummer, and cave part nf it ton ) ou ng lady
who had tiled almoet everything to removo
pimples and an erupt inn trr.m her face. T?'o
opp] cat ons of TETTERINE com pet?] y cnre?t
her. I kno walton, gent k mun whose body had
bron roven d with eczema. Tx o boxes of i ET
TP-RINE cared bim completely, and now his
skin is as smooth as a baby's "
P. O. HANLON,
With Silver Sprints Bleaching Co.
1 box for 60c. in s'nmp*.
J. T. SHUPTHINE, Savannah, Ga. :
.100 Seward. SIOO.
The readers ot this paper will be pleased to
learn that there is at least one dreaded disease
that science hos been able to cure in all its
stages, and that is Catarrh. Hall's Catarrh
Cure is the only positive cure now known to
tho medical fraternity. Catarrh beinga consti
tutional disease, require? a constitutional
treatment Hall's Catarrh Care is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood ?nd mu
cous surfaces of the system, thoreby destroy
ing the foundation of the disease, and giving
the patient strength by onilding up tbe con
stitution aud assisting nature in doing 'ta
work. Tho proprietors have so much faith lc
its curative power> that they offer One Hun
dred Dollars for-fcny case that it fails to cure.
Send for list of testimonials. Address
_ "_. " F. J. CHENEY & Co., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 73c.
Hail's Family Pills are the lest.
FITS ?topped free and permanent ly cn red. No
fits after first day's use of DR. KLINE'S GREAT
NERVE RESTORER. Free $2 trial hottleand treat
ise. Send to Dr. Kline. 931 Arch St. Philn., Pa,
Mrs, Winslow'? Soothing Syrup for chlMron
teething, softens the gums.roduces in flamm v
ilon.allays pain.cure* wind colin. '-?>>:. a 1 Kittie..
After fix years' suffering, I was cared by
Piso's Cure.-MARY THOMSON, 2J 1.2 Ohio
Ave., Allegheny, Pa.. March 10, 04.
I f afflicted wit h core eye- use Dr. Isaac Thomp
son'sEyc-water.Drngcist? sell it25c per bottle.
1 outs Oflt.
it of a coat, best work must
can't get good bread out of
ie best out cf anything, unless
istias to be put in before it
ve nave a rule to test those
ist" OB the bottle. "Tell us
'll decide for ourselves about
ut these modest sarsaparillas
It's a secret. Have faith in
:re's one exception; one sar
to hide. It's Ayer's. If you
into Ayer's Sarsaparilla, ask
he formula. Then you can
it the best of the sarsaparilla
Cet the "Curebook.'*
but cures doublers,
er Co., Lowell, Mau.
, the well-known Oemist, f
if says : - ?.
& Co/s Breakfast]Cocoa is
s no trace of any substance
coa-bean. The color is that
it ural, and not artificial; and
ular such as must have been
a-bean without the addition
, or artificial flavoring sub
ected in cocoas prepared by
& Co., Ltd., Dqfchester, Mass.