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THE WATER-WORKS OF PARIS.
Model For Big Ci,ties-The City
Builds and Regulates the
. Notwithstanding the hue and cry
set up about the quantity and quality
of water every year the system of the
water-works in Paris is considered
one of the best in the world. Dr.
O'Connor, of Brooklyn, when in Paris
recently. looked into this subject and
found that the drinking water there
is as wholesome as any anywhere.
He thought he detected a taste of
creosote in the water and on inquiry
he found that the spring water and
that coming from distant unpolluted
streams was not only filtered, but a
certain quantity of creosote was
thrown into it daily for its purifica
A few words on the general organi
zation of the water-works of Paris
both for the supply of leaning, drink
ing and also for that for manufac
tories will not come amiss at this time
when water is a subject of concern in
all large cities. The city builds and
has charge of the construction, the
machines, the pipes for the constant
alimentation and the distribution of
water, but it has granted the right
to a society called the General Water
works company, to distribute the wat
er and collect the tax. According to
the contract this company gets 25
per cent of the total receipts for the
first 6,ooo,ooo francs, 20 per cent. for
the following 3,000,000, 15 per tent.
for'the next 2,ooo,ooo, 1o per cent. for
the twelfth million, and 5 per cent. for
all the millions above the last.
Gopher and Spotted Fever.
' The pernicious insect, supposed
heretofore to be a woodtick, that is
responsible for the disease common
in certain parts of Montana and Idaho
in the spring, known as spotted fever,
is according to medical experts, an
animal parasite. It is found particu
larly upon the gopher, the pest of
farmers in many localities.
The disease produced by the bite
of this insect, is similiar in -some re
spects to spinal meningitis, but it is
even more' deadly, the percentage of
recoveries being very small. Every
farmer's boy who has pursued the
elusive gopher to ,his hole and be
yond through the tunnels 'that con
nect the various chambers of his sub
terranean abode, knows how utterly
impossible it is to exterminate these
creatures by active assaulti or block
ade. Thus, while to exterminate the
tick and destroy the possibility of the
contagion known as spotted fever, the
chance of immunity from the scourge,
through war upon this creature is
Gophers seem to thrive upon the
toxin produced by the bite of their
special parasite, while to human be
ings it is fatal. This is one of the
-idiosyncrasies -of nature that is inex
plicable, and to meet and counteract it
is the task to which the bacteriologist
*has set himself.
Why They Were Sisters-In-Law.
The negro is sometimes a good deal
mixed regarding relationships, as the
following incident illustrates:
A lady had a negro cook who must
have been 70 years of age, but who,
in spite of her years, was "fine in the
business" when it came to cooking.
*Another colored woman of advanced
years was in the habit of coming to
see the cook, and one day the lady
"Dinah, who is that old colored wvo
man I sometimes nnd in the kitchen
"Dat ole 'oman, mis sus? Oh, she's
jess a relationship of mine."
"What kind of relationship,
"cWell, she's-she's-well, I guess
she's my sistah-in-law."
"You guess that she is your sister
in-law? Don't you know?"
"'Well, I reckon I does. I reckon
she's my sistah-in-law, you see, we
bofe had de same husban' befo' de
*wah. Dat's how come she's my sis
La Montt-Yes, we all know that
Sampson could upset a house, but
what was his regular occupation?
La Moyne-I don't know; probably
a plumber or paperhanger, though.
All Goods Gi
money if yoL
ons for your
CONTROL OF BIG RAILROADS.
How It Was Shifted To Wall Street
Effect of the Seaboard's Change.
New York Evening Post.
The purchase recently of what is
practically the controlling interest in
the Seaboard Air Line by a syndicate
tf local bankers draws attention to the
extent to the company's stock which
was owned south of the Mason and
Dixon line. With this last purchase the
control of every prominent southern
railroad is now held in Wall street,
although the new interests do not, of
course, own a majority of the shares,
which the controlling interest in the
largest systems is becoming lodged
in the hands of Wall street banking
interests. The Seaboard Air Line was
built almost entirely with Southern
capital and until recently more than
a maority of the stock was Southern
Not many years ago New Tngland
was the investment center of the
country and the controlling interest
in several railroads was owned there.
During recent years, however, that
section has been steadily losing the
holdings to Wall street. At present
the New York, New Haven and Hart
ford is probably the only large rail
road system still controlled by New
England interests. All of the first
transcontinental lines originated in
that section of the country. The
Union Pacific was constructed by the
Amenses, the shovel makers of North
Easton; the Northern'Pacific origina
ted with the Cheneys and 'Billingses
of Newv Hampshire and Vermont; the
Atchison with the Nickersons and
their associates in Boston; the Bur
ington with the Forbeses. Thayers
and Brookses of Boston.
The builder of the Southern Pacific
anid Central Pacific was C. P. Hunt
ington. a Connecticut boy. Only the
Great Northern and the Canadian Pa
cific crossed the continent without as
sistance from New England brain and
and capital. New England also sup
plied the Michigan Central. Now the
Union Pacific, the Central Pacific, and
the Southern Pacific are owned by
Harriman interests. Burlington is
controlled by the Morgan-(Hill in
terests. A legal contest is being
waged between the Harriman inter
ests and the Morgan-Hill interests
for the control of Northern Pacific.
Atchison is peculiar, in that no single
faction has a dominating interest in
the company. The stock is widely
scattered, but New England not long
er controls it. Michigan Central is
controlled by the New York Central,
which in turn is controlled by Wall
street bank:ing interests.
MULLET! MULLET! MULLET!
and all kinds of Fresh and Salt fish,
and oysters. If you are dealing in
Fresh Fish or intend to deal in them
write for prices and send your orders
TERRY FISH CO., Charleston, S.,
C.. or COLUMBIA FISH & ICE
CO., Columbia, S. C. We ship only
fresh caught fish and our prices are
as low as they can be- sold at.
Write us. Try us, and,1be convinc
A Paris butcher has been sent to
prison for three months for selling
goat's flesh dressed to resemble
Mothers, hearken! while I tell
What will make your baby well
"TEETHINA" cures them of all pain
And gives them rosy cheeks again.
Yes, "TEETHINA" Overcomes and counter
acts the effects of the Summer's Heat, Aids Di
gestion, Regulates the Bowels, and makes Teeth
lu asy. Costs 25 cents at Druggists.
iaranteed to be as rep
lIPS, &c. ever shown
i will see us before you
Horse or Mule.
The consumption of imported
cheese in Germany is large and in
cludes large amounts of Swiss cheese.
The excellent quality of this class
of cheese produced in Wisconsin,
Ohio, and other states should make its
introduction as a competitor of the
Swiss product fairly easy.
The startling announcement that a
preventive of suicide had been dis
covered will interest many. A run
down system, or despondency invar
iably precede suicide and something
has been found that will prevent that
condition which makes suicide likely.
At the first thotiq,j of self destruc
tion take Electiic Bitters. It being
a great tonic and nervine will
strengthen the nerves and build up
the system. It's also a great Stom
ach, Liver and Kidney regulator.
Only 5oc. Satisfaction guaranteed
by W. E. Pelham & Son, Druggist.
During the summer season many
of Boston's street cars have university
students as conductors, who employ
this method of earning money to
aissist them in obtaining an educa
"For several years my wife was
troubled with what physicians called
sick headache of a very severe charac
ter. She doctored with several em
inent physicians and at a great ex
pense, only to grow worse until she
was unable to do any kind of work.
About a year ago she began taking
Chamberlains Stomach and Liver
Tablets and today weighs more than
she ever did before and is real well,"
says Mr. Geo. E. Wright, of New
York. For sale by Smith Drug
Co., Newberry; Prceperlity Drug
A branch of manufacture in which
Germany has made notable progress
in recent years is that of jewelry and
gold and silver ware. The domestic
product is not only supplying a large
home demand, but is going into all
parts of the world, and its manufac
ture is giving employment to a vast
number of workmen and skilled arti
I find nething better for liver de
rangement and constipation than
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets.-L. F. Andrews, Des.
Moines, Iowa. For sale by Smith
Drug Co., N.ewberry; Prosperity
Drug Co., Prosperity .
A~ S ESONABLE
Soda water is always' in season''
Whether taken hot or cold it is a
wholesome beverage, unless ren
dered deleterious to health by be
ing loaded with impure artificial
lavorings and poor syrups.
Cold Soda drawn from
Our Sanitary fountain
Lacks nothing that could be
Desired by the most
Sensitive palats. We use
Only pure juices made
Direct from fresh fruits
And can give any flavor.
Our "Cold Soda" is
THE PROSPERITY DRUG QO.,
Prosperity, S. C.
resented. Best Line c
in this section. We i
buy. Will trade Bugg!
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cause we have made e
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we use only the best
methods in washing ti
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materials and sanitary
your clothes are han
- FINE COFFEES[I
Fancy Grocery Line.
ent, - Plasfer,.
,Sna Lots. Write
;Co., - - Charleston, S. C.
and Cement Co.
sTON, S. C.
all kinds. High Grade