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Intellect can hide itself behind the
grotesque face of Socrates or the
high-bred features of Goethe. 81ml
lar traits of character may" be assocl
ated with the lofty stature of Abra'
ham Lincoln or the diminutive formt
of Lord Roberts, observes the Chrfd
In some cities the burglars make
good use of the telephones. They ring
up private residences in the vicinlJ,
and when they find the family abseltt
take immediate occasion to pay the
house a visit
Worth neowIrg About.
No need of cutting of a woman's breast or
a man's cheek or nose in a vain attempt to
cure cancer. No need to apply burning pla
ters to the flesh and torturing those shreedy
weak from suffering. Boiotn Blood Balm
(B. I B.) gives a e, speedy and certain
cure. The most horrible forms of cancer of
the face, breast,womb, mouth, stomach,large
tumors. ugly cancers, eating, festering sores,
matim, terrible itching, ebby shin dioses.
etc.. are all succesfully treated and cured by
Botanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.). Draggists,
$1. Fample of medicine sent free, also many
testimonials, by describing your trouble and
writing Blood Balm Co., 1 Mitchell Street,
The fellow who is always telling his
troubles isn't half so deservin of sympa
thy as the fellow who has to listen.
Earnlngs of Amerleaa Railways.
Gross earnings of 52 railroads for the
first week in August were $9,251.782,
against $8,390,243 for the first week in
August, 1900, an increase of $861589.
Forty-five roads show increases sad
seven decreases. Since January 1 the
roads referred to above earned $280,
881,301, an Increase of $22,691,281 over
the $258,190,020 reported for the corr
pponding period of 1900. For the long
er period 43 show iscrerse and nine de
Look at the Labels t
Every package of cocoa or chocolate
put out by Walter Baker & Co. bears
the well known trade-mark of the
chocolate girl, and the place of manu
facture, "Dorchester, Mass." House
keepers are advised to examine their
purchases, and make sure that other
goods have not been substituted. They
received three gold medals from the
A Bucolic Monarch.
The King of Greece delights in tak.
lug recreation in the fields. He can
plow, cut and bind corn, milk cows,
and in short could, at a pinch, keep a
farm going single-handed.
" I had a terrible cold and could
hardly breathe. I then tried Ayer's
Cherry Pectoral, and it gave me im
W. C. Layton, Sidell, Ill.
How will your cough
be tonight? Worse, prob
ably. For it's first a cold,
then a cough, then bron
chitis or pneumonia, and
at last consumption.
Coughs always tend
downward. Stop this
downward tendency by
taking Ayer's CherryPec
T,,s ees: lis.. I.;sL. A. ans..
Osmat eyar doctor. he says tbs It
then do as he says. If he teils yee Mel
totake it. then dot It. ie l ws.
Leave it with him. We are lling.
J. C. ATIBL CO., Lowell, Bss.
PRICE, 25 c,
$8.00 one of the
m±s best made
80n L. Flatter. ser s U
woer sld WelI mide.
mL. LAST A LIE TIrL FULL
8aim Platferm. atalogue tree.
$900 TO $1500 A YEA1t
We want tatelliget Mea ad WMs as
Travellnag e tpresentatvesr Local mgs;
sala 8ge to Itso a year and all lam
·acrdinll to aeprleans nd ablty by aiWe
want lo~l represetatives; eslary to t$
week and commlulos, dependI ng thetime
ermoe. send eamp for irn prllputilare
bts polition prefered. Aldres, Dept. I
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e POSTAL CARD FACTORY.
T IS NOW LOCATED AT PIEDMONT
IN WEST VIRCINIA.
SJly Forty Employes Needed to Work the re
Plant-Present Average Output Over an
2,000,000 a Day-Vast Business Done po
The modest plant that turns out mil- cit
ions of postal cards every month for li
1e Uncle Sam is located in a little West tie
at Virginia mountain town, high up in the a
le Appalachian range, not far from the kn
)order line of Maryland. states the Cin
:innati Commercial-Tribune. thi
The town is Piedmont, .Mineral coun- oti
r :y, W. Va., and here the busy factory is of
: ait work six days in the week. making tw
.he little oblong sheets of cardboard on Io
m which so many messages of all sorts
m and kinds are written by all conditions be
r f people. Here the cardboard is made jus
, from the fresh, sweet spruce trees; off
- ecre it is cut into the requisite sizes th,
and here the cards are printed, packed bil
and shipped, eventually finding their ye
Y way into every state, city, town and i9p
d namlet in the country, and to Cuba, Por- '$3.
:o Rico, Hawaii and the Philippine oc
S The paper out of which the postal ent
:ards are manufactured is all made .t co.
:he large sulphite and paper mills lo- Ci
rated here, and adjoining the postal iC
works. This is the largest pulp and TI.
paper mill in the United States, and has yi,
branch plants at Davis, WV. Va.; Cuo- an
ington, Va., and Tyrone, Pa. thi
The United States pis:al card works tit
were located in Piedmont on December
1, 1897, having been transferred from ter
Castleton, N. V. Mr. Albertt Daggett, frs
3f Brooklyn, N. Y.. has the contract for t,
the term of four years to manufacture an
" all the various kinds of postal cards re- liv
quired by the government. Itha
The postal works proper are situated of
:e at Luke, a suburb of Piedmont, on the Hl
7 banks of the north branch of the Poto- ap
mac river. i
I- The postal card works are located n' sui
- two-story tire-pro-'f b:ick building, de
Ir with a cement roof. and in which are
r patent automatic fire sprinklers, with an ar
7 abundant supply of water at all times w
e for fire protection. The building is not eit
large-too by 6o feet. re
The poiwer to run the machinery is lo
furnished by the plant of the paper corn
pany, whose large Ilant adjoins that of BI
the postal works. The Luilding is sa
' lighted by electricity and in winter is Ml
heated by steam. Neith,. matches nor St
smoking of pipes or cigars are allowed 0
on the prenlses. lhe fr,,nt d otr of chl
the works is alway tlnder lock and key. N
During the summer months large lattice C.
doors are used, with lock and key dur- lai
ing the day. A time-registering clock N
is used at night, which tie watchmen CI
have to touch at regular intervals in V;
their rounds. ;i
Maj. E. H. Shook, the United States Al
agent and inspector, takes the greatest !
care and precaution to guard against Si
theft, fire and visitors interfering with L(
either the cards or duriing the process
of manufacture, and with the employes all
while at work. lai
The first floor of the building is used Lt
for a press room, casing room and a to
dry room for the printed postal cards. co
There are two presses in this room and ne
each press has a capacity of I,2oo im- a
pressions an hour. se
The size of the sheets of paper used l
on these presses is 5o by 30 inches, and co
each sheet contains ninety postal cards
ready to be cut and packed when it
comes from the press. The dies used
on these presses are furnished by the
government. Four men work at the bu
presses. The men all work eight hours of
a day. One man is used in the casing tri
part of this room to put together the no
knocked-down pine boxes in which the ve
cards are packed for shipment. The ha
boxes are made of pine grown in West Ti
Virginia and shipped "knocked down" w`
to the contractor. The boxes vary in ne
sizes, holding 5,000, 1o,ooo, 25,000 and su
-oo,ooo cards respectively. th
The largest shipment ever made from th:
the Piedmont works was on June t6,
900o, when it reached the large humber av
of 24,ooo000,000ooo. to
The cards were shipped to various
large city post offices and to the sub- T
agencies. The subpostal card agencies in
are located at Cincinnati, St. Louis, T
Troy, New York and Washington, D. di
C., and are technically known as dis- d
tributing offices, where requisitions are of
filled on orders of the stamp division of mt
the third assistant postmaster general. do
The number' of employes necessary go
to work this plant is only forty, of 1a3
which number twenty are males and egl
twenty females--a small number, when fai
the value and volume of this vast busi- eg1
ness are taken into consideration All lia
are expert at their work. ve
The postal cards for use in the Phil- a
ippines are also manufactured at this th
plant, and are like the domestic cards. tlh
but are surcharged with the word Hi
"Philippines" just below the vignette.
It is the same with the postal cards
) manufactured for use in Cuba and Por
to Rico. Those in use in the Island cie
of Hawaii are now the same as the wF
domestic cards. get
The buff stock used in the manufac- Dt
ture of all the cards is made at Pied- lib
mont by the paper company, out ofl1f
spruce wood, by what is technically bu
Sknown as the "sulphite" process. This no
process is so rapid that cards have been op
made from the fiber within two days a
after the trees had been cut from the age
virgin Virginia forest. of
Less than full car lots of cards are str
shipped through the post office at Pied- of
mont, and all are registered. This is dec
also the case with shipments for the fat
I insular possessions. The full car lots sto
are shipped to the larger post offices lar
and to the subagencies previously men- du
tioned, 4,ooo,ooo cards to the car, and t
Sthey are valued at $40,ooo per car. the
Every car is sealed with a special seal "V
by Inspector Shook. The paper from Iu
which the cards are manufactured must to
contain 60 per cent. of sulphite spruce the
fiber, 22 per cent. of soda chemical pop- the
lar bleached and 9 per cent. of English cIa
dclay; and all must be clean and free ma
from imperfections, calendered to a uni- wit
I form thickness and weight, finished on tr.
I both sides, suitable for writing on with tie
ink and pencil, and a uniform buff. The l:a
tensile strength is also tested and the tio
cards are finished in all other respects ma
up to the government standard. A
water finish to the stock used in the
manufacture of postal cards is not per
mitted. The quality of ink and its fc
color (black) must also be up to the ma
government standard. ha'
This vast business is let for the the
period of four years, by contract, and Dr
the government has a resident official Ur
in charge, who is termed "the U:ited Mi
States postal agent and inspector." wo
Ivan Petroff, of the United States onl
Gosenrment, has created a new record it
y taking a census throughout Nunivak rea
island, in the Behring Sea, where the He
aopulation numbers 6oo and feeds solely cle
n walrus flesh. ger
The barber may have a poor memory Th
th .names, bat I4 remnesberi ans. th
A little eheags will wary fie 3IUs9r spiy
What the Government Earns From a Few
"Every y-ar or two objection has been
heard in C( ngress and in the rural press
regarding the appropriations of allow
ances for new buildings and increased
postal facilities in the large cities, espe
cially in Washington, New York and
Chicago, and one or two of the larger
cities," said a Representative from New
York, "and while some of these objec
tions are sprung through jealousy others
arise from misapprehension or a lack of
knowledge of the facts.
"'For future reference it will be worth
the while of some of my conferees and
others interested in the subject outside
of Congress to bear in mind a word or
two with reference to the revenue of
The revenues of the service must first
be considered. New York is entitled
justly to the lion's share, Lecause this
office supplies a surprising amount of
the cash that goes toward paying the
bills at the end of the fiscal year. Last
year it turned in in round numt'ers $to,
9go,ooo, and with $6,oo.ooo for Chicago,
$3.490,ooo from Pi,ladelphia and $3,183.
ooo from Boston, these four citie, alone
paid by their revenues one-fourth of the
entire cost of the postal service of the
country. St. Louis supplied $1,,24,ooo;
Cincinnati, $1,239,000; Baltimore. $1,
i6o,ooo, and San Francisco, $1.ooo,ooo.
These eight cities complete the ctlices
yielding a gross revenue ,of $1.000,000
and over, and contribute nearly one
third of the total revenue of the depart
The rural free delivery will have a
tendency to restrain representatives
from rural districts front further acr2
monious attacks on the city deliveries
and allowances. The rural free de
livery has caught on in a manner which
has more than fulfilled the expec:ations
of its advocates both in and out of the
HIouse, and in future Congres-es postal
apprpriations will of necessity be much
more liberal than in the past. with a re
su!ltant improvement to the ,crvice and
decided benefit to the public
"But the big f.llows I have named
are like the generals of an army. It
will surprise you to learn that these
eight cities yield nearly twice as much
revenue approximately as all of the fol
lowing cities combined:
'Pitttburg. Pa.; Cleveland. Ohio;
Buffalo, N. Y.: lDeroit, Mich.; Kan
sas City. Mlo.: Washingtor, I). C.;
Minneapolis. Minn.; Milwaukee, WVis.:
St. Paul, Minn.: Louisville. Ky.; New
Orleans, La.: Indianapolis. Ind.: Ru
chester, N. Y.; l)enver, Co!.; Newark,
N. J.: Omaha. Neb. ; Providence. R. I.:
Columbus. Ohio; Toledo. Ohio At
lanta. Ga.: Syracuse. N. Y.; \lbany,
N. V.; Hartford. Conn.; New 1Haven,
Conn.; Jersey City, N. J.; Richmtond.
Va.; Los Angeles, Cal.: Dayton, Ohio;
IGrand Rapids, Mich.; \Vorceter,
°Mass.; Memphis. Tenn.; Portland.
Ore.; Allegheny, Pa.; Scranton, Pa.;
Seattle, Wash.; St. Joseph. "Io., and
"'These revenues range from $923.000
and $9oo.ooo from Pittsburg and Cleve
land, respectively, to $S 2,000 from
ILowell. The revente from Washing
ton city post office is $6,o.ooo. It is,
consequently, hardly fair to compare the
needs of a rural post office paying $Ioo
Ia year to these offices, as some Repre
sentatives are wont to do in Congress
ional debates. even if it doesplease their
But few persons are aware of the fact.
but it is true nevertheless, that the egg
of the partridge is one of the most nu
tritious things in the world. They are
not used for eating purposes except in
very rare cases, and then it generally
happens in remote rural districts.
Tl.ese eggs, of course, never find their
way into the market, be'cause they are
never taken from their nest, except by
such persons as to rob the nests because
their principal food supply comes from
this source. Quail meat comes pretty
high in the market at all times, and the
average man will find it more profitable
to spare the eggs and wait for the birds
when the hunting season rolls around.
These men would pass a hundred nests
in one day without disturbing an egg.
The sport of hunting the birds is an ad
ditional incentive. The average negro
does not care so much about this aspect
of the case. He figures that the white
man, having the best gun and the best
dog, will beat him to the bird. So he
goes after the eggs. One partridge will
lay anywhere from a dozen to twenty
eggs, and a nest is a good find. Many
families in rural sections feast on these
eggs in the laying season. It is pecu
liarly rich. It has a good flavor, is
very palatable, and, in fact, is altogether
a very fine thing to eat. Many people
think it has more nutrition in it than
the fully developed bird.-Montrcal
In 1899 the Missouri Historical So
ciety gave a historical loan exhibit, to
which were contributed objects of a
general as well as local historic interest.
During the temporary absence of the
librarian one day a porter called and
kft an oil portrait with the janitor,
but did not tell the name of the owner
nor the subject of the picture. On
opening it the librarian saw the face of
a man apparently about thirty years of
age, with small brown eyes, a great deal
of curly reddish-brown hair. high color,
straight nose and a decided expression
of scorn on the mouth. Altogether a
decided air of distinction rests upon the
face. The man is dressed in the high
stock, white tie and rolling black col
lar which distinguish portraits painted
during the first quarter of the last cen
tWry. The picture was hung during
the exhibit with the. query attached,
"Who is this gentleman?" and so it
langs on the historical society's walls
today. It was never called for, and
though copied in numerous papers with
the request that it be identified or
claimed the mysterious owner has never
made himself known, nor has he parted
with the secret of the stranger's identi
ty. Suggestions have been otffe-ed
;rnom time to time. but none of them
l:as seeme! satisfactory. and the ques
tion still remains, "'Who is this gentle
Anecdotes without end are told of
fcsts and intelligence of the lower ani
mals, but very few careful experiments
have been made to determine just what
they can really do. In this direction
Dr. E. L Thorndike. of Oolumbran
University, says the Popular Science
Monthly seems to have done the best
work. He has published experiments
showing that dogs, cats and chicks not
only do not reason, but only learn, as
it were, by chance. They cannot be
really taught even the smallest tricks.
He thinks that monkeys may be in
dded with man in a special mental
genius, owing especially to their en
oyment of physical and mental activity.
They camnnot, however, learn by seeing
other animals do the same thing or by
being plt through the movements.- In
spite of the emanmon antios to the O0
ir7* the do eat 3O y ifmise4
i SMALL FARMS IN CUBA.
AGRICULTURE HAS MADE PROGRESS
SINCE THE WAR.
Diversifleation of Industry Prod.ese5 st.
Isfactory lResults - Anericams Eagags4
In Working the Soil - The Irrtgatlug
Ditches Restored-Well-to-Do Faramer.
It is one of the common mistakes
that Cuba is good to raise only sugar
and tobacco, writes a correspondent of
the New York Tribune. Leaving out
the culture of fruits, which is going to
take front rank in its agricultural in
dustry in the near future, there is
a further variation in production.
Guines is the district of small farms
and small farming. They raise crops
not only for local consumption, but
for export to the United States. No
section of the island gives a better
chance to study the prospects and the
conditions of small farming.
Before the insurrection brought such
great destruction the Guines district
was one of the most prosperous parts
of the island. It has been coming up
rather slowly because, with so large a
proportion of small farms destroyed,
and with their owners dead or heavily
in debt, speedy recuperation was not
possible. I7he foreclosure of mortgages
which has begun still bears heavily
on some unfortunate landowners, but
this is one of the inevitable results
of the war which no authority of gov
ernment could entirely relieve. Never
theless, in spite of the grip of the Span
ish money lender, many of the orig
inal owners of the small farms or
the ir heirs seem to be keeping their
property or a part of it. Their bur
dens are heavy, yet encouragement is
given that with a good season or two
these will be lightened.
The Guines district is not given over
entirely to small farming, for half the
country is covered with cane fields, and
there are several large centrales, or
sugar mills, which did not have to be
rebuilt. Among these are the Provi
dencia, one of the largest in Havana
province, which also operates a- small
refinery; the Amistad, Nombre de Dios
anti other smaller estates. All of these
have raised fair crops this year, which
have brought an average price, and
thus the gradual revival of the sugar
industry has helped other agricultural
pursuits. The cane planted insures a
crop at least one-fourth larger next
season, and this will be an additional
aid toward recuperation.
The Guinea district differs from oth
er parts of the island in that it does
not depend on nature alone for its fer
tility. IrriT,-tion enabled it to become
the market garden of Havana and to
export a considerable surplus crop
of onions, potatoes and other vegeta
bles to the United States It is claimed
that a good part of Bermuda onions,
instead of coming from Bermuda, come
from Guinea. By means of irrigation
the district is enabled to market two
crops of both potatoes and onions an
nually, in addition to other products
which are raised for the island con
The irrigating ditches have not been
restored to their former condition, but
enough is seen of the system to demon
strate its value in a country where the
rainy season of four or five months is
s:a!posed to furnish sufficient moisture
for the rest of the year. Guinea, by
means of irrigation, has had the ad
vantage over the other parts of the is
land that it could alternate crops with
greater regularity, and was not af
fected by the occasional drouths which
occur often enough to demonstrate that
the rains in Cuba are not perennial
or perpetual. The soil is both of the
rid.h llack loam and of the red earth,
which is sometimes called mulatto
land. It is good for sugar as well as
for fr: its and vegetables, but it does
not produce the tobacco leaf of the
quality or quantity sufficient to make
this cultivation profitable.
The Spanish laws governing irriga
tion are said to be very good ones.
They protect all parties in interest,
and afford a suflcient guarantee for
the investment of capital. Before the
insurrection various English and
Amrerican syndicates were reported to
be projecting extensive systems of ir
rigation. Since peace came these re
ports have been revived, but, like most
enterprises which are dependant upon
American capital, the realization
comes very slowly. Yet in time the ob
ject lesson which Guines has given of
the value of irrigation is certain to
be taken advantage of, either by co
operation among the land owners
themselves or by corporations with
In the days before the war and in
surrection the possession of a caballe
ria of land with a few oxen anywhere
in the Guines territory constituted
what would be called in the states a
well-to-do farmer. A caballeria is 33 1-3
acres, yet in its productive value it
would pass for the quarter section of
160 acres on a western prairie. The
farm houses and outbuildings as in all
parts of rural Cuba, are simple and
inexpensive, and the conditions of life,
except for the oppression and corrup
tion of the Spanish officials, were not
difficult to meet Sometimes a caballe
ria would be sold for $5000 or there
The small holding was valuable
enough to secure more than one ad
vance from the bodeguero or store
keeper, who usually was the money
loaner. In spite of 18 or 20 percent in
terest, compounded annually, tie pro
ductiveness of the soil was great
enough to stave off the foreclosure for
a long time, and the small farmers
with the debts hanging over them man
aged to get along about as the great
sugar planters did with their enormous
obligations. Because of the distress
and poverty caused by insurrections,
some of the land has to be sold at a
sacrifice and it is cheaper than before
the war, yet none of it is to be had
for a song. A cabelleria under culti
vation while it may be bought com
paratively cheap, still fetches a price
not far below that of the big farm in
the United States.
A number of Americans have come
into the district in a small way, and
art '4ing r:airly well One group of
them has made an arrangement with
the yailroad company to give them
warehouse facilities, while others are
operating on their own account Just
after the protocol was signed a num
ber of Americans jumped into Cuban
farming, as they called it, and select
ed the Guines country for the seene of
their activities. A few of them leased
lands, while to others were givres the
use of tracts by some of the large
planters substantiasy for nothing. Few
of these early comers made a sauceas
The trouble was that they kaew little
of larming and had no capital of their
own. When they mtscalculated oQ the
potato market in New York oand whem
too much rain spoiled part of the crop
they were it the end of their er
em. Others who came Ia later sai
who had some crapital are doing bet
ter, and are greatly eancouraged at
the proects which t~e ~Iagn fi
NEW YORK'S MID-AIR CLUBS.
A Nrvel Festaus of Balstess .I It the
Mr. Cleveland Mofett, turning from
the consideratioa of steeple-climbing,
bridge building and other "Careers
of Danger and Daring," devotes an
illustrated article in the Century to
an account of what he calls the Mid
Air clubs of New York, which are
used principally by business men as
Suppose we leave our toil of the
morning, our business scheming, and
try what the mid-air clubs can do for
us. A few blocks above the postofilce
rises the Central Bank bulding, a
gray granite mass piled up 16 stories
over the street and capped by a wide
cornice so high that, why, when you
look up at it-bend your head farther
back-it seems to sway out unsteadily.
We shall be lunching presently just
above that cornice.
It is better, already, as we turn into
the marble columned corridor; the
outer dazzle is subdued; and as the
rapid car bears us upward we feel
a welcome downrush of cool air. There
is no stop-this is the members' car;
and nine, 12, 15, here we are in the
Arkwright club, one that is well worth
And first for a table in the south
west corner of the large dining room,
if we may secure one, for here is the
outlook. A big place, as spacious as
a ballroom and borne up imposing .y
white columns; walls finished rest
fully In green-that is, what walls
there are, for on three sides we look
out over the city through continuous
windows with single panes five feet
square. Now turn to the left, then
slowly to the right. Ah, splendid,
isn't it? We are so high that all
else seems beneath us, and the view
sweeps free from river to river, and
far down the bay.
There is the Brooklyn bridge, with
strings of doll cars trailing over it.
There are the spindle piles of News
paper row, once counted lofty. And
straight to the south cuts the deep,
gloomy canon of Broadway, a narrow
cleft between gray and red precir ices
in the depths of which we can nmake
out the silent wriggling shape of men
and horses. Away to the north
stretches the wide Hudson, and on a
clear day we can follow it from Grant's
tomb yonder down through its spread
ing mouth to the mass of Staten Isl
and. And see the river craft. Wuha'
quiet pleasure there is in watching
them, the drifting barges, the lade:.
schooners, the fat ferryboats plying in
and out, with white foam streaking
their wake, all comfortable, one feels,
out in the cool, wet river. There goes
a liner steaming lazily--one of the
ocean racers, says the waiter, who
knows them all by their funnels. Yes,
even the waiters yield to the charm
of this place, and one of them stayed
his table setting long enough to tell
me how it fills him with awe, sir,
every evening, when the sun dips sud
denly in golden splendor there behind
the Orange mountains. And he ..e
scribed the look of fairy land that the
Jersey shore takes on with all the
electric lights twinkling along its wa
ter front What a contrast. I reflect
ed, between this man with a soul
above his napkin ano waiters down on
the street who never see the river .or
the hills, ,who never do anything but
hustle plates in red-hot rooms and
bawl out orders.
The Arkwright club (named, of
course, after Sir Richard of spinning
jenny fame) does for men in the
wholesale dry goods trade what simi
lar clubs do for men in a dozen other
trades. The are the Drug club, the
Wool club, the Hardgrare club, the Mer
chants' club, the Aldine association,
the Midday club, the Transportation
club, the Fulton club, the Business
Women's club and varo'us others, all
,xnique in this, that they have been
lifted to the top of very high build
THE COUNTING MANIA.
Meo Who Keep Tabs on Sidewalk Cracks
suad Telegraph Poles.
"I have fallen into the strangest
habit in the world," said a newspaper
man who lives down below Canal
street, in a part of the old quarter,
"and I am often greatly embarrassed
on account of the thing. The count
ing habit has become a perfect mania
in my case. I would give anything
if I could quit it all. I want to count
everything. I Jo count everything.
One day recently I was walking home,
and I must have been going at a
pretty rapid pace, for when I came to
my senses-for really I had lapsed
somewhat on account of a certain men
tal violence-I was about to burn up.
"'Hello, old fellow,' said a friend of
mine, as he patted me on the back.
'By the way, what on earth are you
walking so rapidly for?' he continued.
"'Well, sir,' I said, 'I will be frank
with you about it I am simply rush
ing along here like an idiot counting.
these telegraph poles. I have been
counting them for some time, and I
always rcrsh from one to the oth'r,
just like there was immediate danger
of the next pole disappearing before
I could get to it'
"My friend laughed heartily at my
'You are not the only man who does
foolish things of this kind,' he said.
'[ just met Jones on Canal street, and
he was walking very rapidly, with
his head down, and he wore the most
serious expression I ever saw on his
face. Jones is usually jocund, you
know, but he was evidently in a deep
brown study-and I do not mean to
make any pun on names, either. I
asked Jones what the matter was, and
he replied that he was counting the
cracks in the sidewalk.'
"So I am not the only fellow who
indulges the useless habit of counting
things. Really, it is very common. I
have heard of many men who would
count the number of steps home, or
the number of cars they would pass,
or other objects, just so they could
indulge the habit of counting things.
Sometimes it is a trifle annoying, but
there is no harm in it Sometimes it
is unoolnscious work, and I find my
self actually thinking vtgorously
about some serious business matter
while keeping tab on the number of
telegraph poles as I glide by them."
New Orleans Times-Democrat
Wew the Qearrel aetted,
It is as plain,' said the emphatic
man, "as the nose on your face."
' I wold have you to understand,
sir," said the excitable European, "that
my use is not plai. It is regarded
by aeaosers as very handsome."--.
LA Wseosmrnlod Oeselem.
'Tat man seems to have a grat
"WeB, we ean't ieede etber .he
is very umley or won fly thckr y.
Yes see, be statted for one of these
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COtsay eas tmpesr.
"I am indeed glad to lear," remark.
ed the stranger, who had secured s
night's lodging at the home of the
whole-soiled Methodist farmer on the
ground of being a member of the same
church, "I am glad to hear, I repeat
that the parish of this settlement is is
so prosperous condition, temporally
and spiritually." "John Wesley,'
called out the farmer to his eldest son
"saddle the stranger's hprse. He's
talking about a Methodist 'parish.
Good-by, sir. I've got no ill-will agir
you, but you're a fraud."-Chicagc
Doors and other wooden articles are
now actually electroplated with copper
and other metals. They are first treat
e~d in such a way as to make them
waterproof, and to prevent from warp
ing and shrinkage, by filling the pores
with a proper varnish. They are then
bound with strips of metal and cover
the electroplate. The articles are then
ed with a metallic leaf that will take
put into the electroplating vat,and one
pole of the current is. attached to the
binding metal strips, and the other to
the electrolyJte used. So "bronzed"
doors are mado of wood.
Let us be of good cheer, remembet.
Ing that the misfortunes hardest to
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