can conjure up, that can compare with that
of Eve making Adam’s split-back shirts on
a Wheeler & Wilson, running the treadle
with one foot, swinging little Abel and Cain
in Thompson’s Oscillating Cradle with the
other, and looking through Bogg’s diamond
eyeglasses at Adam, who sits in a corner
reading an account of a cyclone that swept
through Harris county just forty thousand
miles away !
But they would have scouted the idea of
a railroad winding around Mount Sinai, or a
ferry boat crossing the Red Sea ! And yet
we of this age think nothing of traveling the
Kennesaw Route—eating breakfast in Geor
gia. dinner in Tennessee, supper in Virginia,
going to bed in Pennsylvania, and waking
up gracious knows where! And just as long
as we live these inventions will go on. The
Keeley Motor is one of these inventions that
is going on.
Just think of it ! Eighteen thousand and
a half years ago there was no such thing as
a ten-pin alley, or a female regulator, or a
bed-bug exterminator, or a chewing gum.
Since that time we have had patent Asiatic
cholera (genuine), small pox and jim-jams.
People in those days never heard of such
things. We think nothing of taking the
measles, or the bankrupt act, or the mully
grubs; and those benighted people were not
progressive enough to see through a pane of
glass or a little game. They never saw a
locomotive. They never saw anything run
but water, and the water wasn’t fast water
either. The Keeley Motor can run anything
from a saw mill down to running its stock
holders into debt. And speaking of run
ning, reminds me that my wife’s tongue is a
little better this morning, but the eye is
gone. In the future she will only go one eye
on me. Unless those fingers improve right
smartly she will only be able to go one hand
on me (thank gracious)for some time to come.
In my opinion the Keeley Motor is by far
—my wife is calling me to nib more salve on
her face. Poor thing! Her face looks
worse than if lightning had struck it now.
It looks more like her nose had turned vol
cano, and erupted without giving due notice
to the surrounding country. But lam giv
ing her all attention. The doctor’s bill is
going to be heavy, but then I don’t think
she will live long, poor thing. I’ll have to
let Keeley go on with his Motor.
A Lying Match. —The spelling “bees”
in this country have about played out. and
have been succeeded by other “matches”
of various kinds, not excepting base ball,
rifle shooting, &c. The latest thing out in
this line is a “ lying match,” started here
on Saturday last, open to all comers from
this State. ~ The purse offered is large (we
say nothing of its contents), and several
entries have already been made, but all from
this city. The contest will come off on the
15th of Sept., and Richmond. Petersburg,
Lynchburg, Gordonsville and Farmville can
come in if desired. We say nothing of those
staid old towns, Fredericksburg and Alex
andria, knowing full well that they do not
tolerate such characters. The contest was
confined to the State for the reason that, if
extended, Washington, closely adjoining,
would carry off all the honors and prizes.—
Your statement about Fredericksburg and
Alexandria proves you possess the qualities
that will make you a dangerous adversary
in that match, Mr. Virginian. Let us in, and
if Merchant or our own selves don’t take the
prize, our faith in human nature is gone.—
We would have bet on Ball if he had’nt
betrayed himself into writing the truth on
the very first effort. Such slips of the pen
are unpardonable in a man of his reputation.
Well, gentlemen, name your day, and ad
mit Atlanta, and we will try to send you a
passenger agent or two, and feel satisfied
of one of them being the “ last man in the
procession. ’ ’ ___________
The Rossmore Hotel, Broadway and
42d Street, has been leased by S. E. Crit
tenden, formerly of the Gregory House,
Lake Mahopac. This new hotel has been
built with great care, with the idea of mak
ing it second to none in New York. It has
all the modern improvements, and will sup
ply a want long felt in that section of the
city by people who make a hotel their home.
The building extends through to 7th avenue,
and is perfect in the matters of light and
ventilation. The Rossmore will be elegant
ly furnished, and opened to the public
about the first of September. Mr. Critten
den is a hotel man wide and favorably
known all through the country. Genial as
a landlord, he also has a knowledge of what
genteel and refined people require in a
hotel. — New York Express.
Mr. Crittenden’s many friends will be
glad to know that he has leased the “ Ross
more.” Mr. Crittenden opened the 11. I.
Kimball house in Atlanta, October 17, 1870,
and after keeping it over two years went to
New York. We wish him every success.
THE KENNESAW ROUTE GAZETTE.
Jaky Watts and Benny Richards, two
Washington boys, were sitting in the dark
in Watts’ kitchen the other night cracking
hickory nuts, and telling one another how
good their respective fathers were. Jaky
heard his father’s step up stairs and suddenly
became silent. Mr. Watts had thrown out a
hint at the dinner-table that he would tend
to Jaky when he came home for tying his
little sister up in a bag. When Jaky heard
the old man’s step approaching the kitchen
stairs, he said :
“Benny, something makes me feel as if I
had forgotten to shut the back gate. I’ll be
back in a minute,” and hurried out of the
Mr. Watts came down into the kitchen,
shaking with suppressed rage, and seeing a
lone figure sitting in the dim light of the
fire, he grabbed it by the ear and raised it
olf the chair. Benny set up a terrible howl
ing. Mr. Watts waltzed him around the
room, jerking out such remarks as :
“ I’ll teach you to perpetrate such things
in my house ; you thought you’d maltreat
your little sister, did you ? 1 suppose you’ll
want to put me in a bag next ? ”
The Richards boy set up a prolonged
howl, interrupted occasionally by a quick
“Ouch!” and a vigorous effort to cover
some tender spot with his hands.
Mr. Watts gave him a final wrench and
slung him against the table, with the obser
vation that he guessed he wouldn’t forget
this right away.
Benny rushed out of the house snuffing
and uttering all sorts of threats against
Watts. Jaky stopped him in the yard, and,
with an expression of open-mouthed wonder,
“ Why, Benny, what in the world is the
matter ? Do you feel sick ? ”
Benny didn’t stop to explain, but sneaked
over the fence and home, dropping a bad
word or a sob at every step.
Jaky looked very meek as he came into
the house, rubbing his legs and showing a
disposition to run at every motion his father
made, and looked exactly as if he had been
Mrs. Richards called the next day in a
high state of indignation. She took up her
quarters in the basement-hall, with her
Benny under her arm, and told the Watts
folks just what she thought of them. She
became highly inflamed and choked with
passion, and reminded them that they
could’nt ride over her, if Mr. Watts did hold
a government office, not if she knew herself.
She like to see herself associating with peo
ple as would set upon and maliciously mal
treat a tender infant. Then she danced
away with the assurance that they hadn’t
heard the last of it.
Mr. Watts investigated the matter a little,
and he and Jaky held a business meeting in
the woodshed, much to Jaky’s disgust. The
matter was thoroughly explained, and Mrs.
Watts sent a bowl of currant-jelly around
to Mrs. Richards.
Mrs. Richards says she never really knew
what a dear good lady Mrs. Watts was be
fore ; but Benny says that all the currant
jelly in the district cannot efface the me
mory of one night, and he longs to be a man,
so that he can revenge himself upon Mr.
A wit once asked a peasant what part he
performed in the great drama of life. “I
mind my own business,” was the reply.
“Travelers between the North and the
South should see that their tickets read —
by the Kennesaw Route.
COOKING STOVES, GAS FIXTURES, &c.
HUNNICUTT & BELLINGRATHS,
No. 12 Marietta Street, - - ATLANTA, GrA.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN
Cocking and Heating Stoves,
RANGES, HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS,
SLATE, IRON'AND MARBLE MANTELS AND GRATES, WROUGHT
IRON PIPES FOR STEAM, GAS AND WATER. GAS FIX
TURES, PUMPS, RUBBER HOSE, STEAM FIT
TING AND PLUMBERS’ GOODS.
We call special attention to our stock of STOVES, MANTELS AND GRATES. Our improved COLUMBIA
COOK AND EXCELSIOR COOK STOVES, for size, weight, large ovens, power of heating, rapidity of cook
ing, size of Are box, economy of fuel, simplicity and durability, cannot be excelled in the State.
fir Make it a point always to examine their stock before contracting and purchasing.
Steam and G-as Fitters, Galvanized Iron Workers.
Roofing, Guttering, and all Sheet Metal Work
Manufacturers of CONCRETE SEIVER AND DRAIN PIPE,
Agent for KNOWLES' STEAM PUMP.
The person who sent an effusion, entitled,
“ Nothing but Flowers,” to a paper for pub
lication, is on the ragged edge of mortifica
tion. The poem appeared as “ Nothing but
Fleas.” When the compositor was reasoned
with, he said he thought there ought to be
something lively about the poem.
A gentleman, speaking to a friend who
was prostrated by illness, remarked that “ he
can hardly recover, since his constitution is
all gone.” “If his constitution is all gone,”
said a bystander, “ I do not see how he lives
at all.” “Oh,” responded the wag, “he
lives on the by-laws.”
E3F" Through Pullman cars leave Balti
more daily for Atlanta, Montgomery, Mo
bile and New Orleans, and intermediate
cities, Withotjt Change, by the Kennesaw
route —1,254 miles.
The longest continuous line of Sleeping
Cars in the WORLD.
X. T. CUTNTNITNGTTA.M:,
COTTON WAREHOUSE & COMMISSION MERCHANT
Cor. Alabama and Forsyth Sts.,
ATLANTA, - - GEORGIA.
Liberal Cash Advances made on Cotton and General Consignments.
Being immediately on the Railroad, all charges are saved.
No. 8 "Whitehall Street,
ATLANTA, - - - GEORGIA.
Keeps always on hand a large and varied stock
Choicest Imported Goods
LATEST AND MOST FASHIONABLE DESIGNS.
An Elegantly Assorted Stock of
MEN’S FURNISHING GOODS
The attention of the public is respectfully solicited.
GRAND TURKISH BATH
Corner Loyd and Wall Sts., opp. Passenger Depot, ATLANTA, GA.
The'ITRKISII BATH is tin most delightful luxury, and the most
safe and certain of all curatives and preventives of disease.
TRAVELERS SHOULD NOT FAIL TO TAKE ONE.
Also, WARM AND COLD WATER BATHS.
Open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ladies—Tuesdays and Fridays 10 to 12 a.m
HYGIENIC BOARD. JNO. STAINBACK WILSON,
Physician in charge.
JOHN C. HIGGINS,
Manufacturer and Dresser of
No. 165 W. KINZIE STREET,
All Work Warranted to give better satis
faction than any other make of Mill Picks
in use, or Money Refunded.
Condensed Time from and to Atlanta.
Going West read STATIONS Going But read
down. " up.
No. 3. No. 1. No. 2, No. 4.
700 am 4 10 pm Lv Atlanta via Went. A At. R’d Ar 10 15 pm 12 06 pm
955 am 643 pm “ Kingston “ “ “ “ 739 pm 907 am
11 43 am 834 pm “ Dalton “ “ “ “ 554 pm 701 am
140pm1013 pm Ar Chattanooga “ “ “ Lv 400 pm 500 am
145 prn 10 15 pm Lv Chattanooga via N.C.&St.L. Ar 355 pm 340 am
8 30 pm 4 20 am Ar Nashville “ “ Lv 8 15 am 7 30 pm
320 am 220 pm “ Louisville via L. G. 8. R’d “ 11 30 pm 10 10 am
810 am 746 pm “ Cincinnati via O. M. R’d “ 245 pm 725 pm
530 am 640 pm “ Cincinnati via L. C. &L. R’d ° 700 pm 555 am
12 15 pm 710 pm “ Indianapolis via J.M.& I. R’d “ 650 pm 415 am
900 pm 800 am “ Chicago via P. C. <Sf St. L. R’d “ 820 am 750 pm
765 pm 835 am “ Bt. Louis via O. &. M. R’d “ 740 am 705
10 30 pm 735 am “ St. Louin via Vandalia Line “ 530 700 pm
7 (K) am “ St. Louin via Ind. <fc St. L. R’d “ 720 am 640 pm
9 00 pm 4 30 am Lv Nashville via N. C. A St.L.R’d Ar 4 20 pm 5 35 am
415 am 11 15 am Ar Front “ “ “ “ Lv 900am10 25 pm
500am12 05 am “ Union City ‘ •* “ “ 825 am 945 pm
730 am “ Chicago via 11l Cent. R’d “ 850 am 840 pm
630 pm “ St. Louis via St. L., 1.,M. <St 8. “ 900 am 845 pm
1 45 pm 10 15 pm Lv Chattanooga via N. C. A St.L. Ar 3 55 pm 3 40 am
845 am 335 pm Ar Memphis via L. AG. 8. R’d Lv 11 20 am 330 am
2 10 am “ Little Rock via M.AL.R.K.R’y “ 3 30 pm
910 am “ Texarkana via St.L.A I.M.R’d “ 900 ain
12 09 pm “ Jefferson via T. A I’. R’d “ 541 am
1 00 pm “ Marshall “ “ “ “ 4 55 am
2 42 pm Ar Longview via T. A P. R’d Lv 3 30 am
4 10 pm “ Shreveport “ “ “ “ 230 am
930 pm “ Dalian “ “ “ “ 800 pm
7 37 pm “ Palestine via Int. A G. N. R’d “ 9 18 pm
10 00 pm “ Crocket “ “ “ “ 7 40 pm
425 am “ Houston “ “ “ “ 2 00 pm
9 00 am “ Galveston via G. H. AH. R’d •* 11 00 am
10 15 pm 500 am Lv Chattanooga via M. AC. R’d Ar 800 pm 445 am
4 47 am 1 06 pm Ar Decatur “ “ “ Lv 1 36 pm 10 02 pm
958 am 719 pm “ Corinth “ “ “ “ 833 am 440 pm
12 06 pm 919 pin “ Grand June. “ “ “ “ 629 am 220 pm
300pm12 10 am “ Memphis “ “ “ “ 340am11 00 am
4 10 pm Lv Atlanta .... Ar 10 15 pm
845 am Ar Kingston • - - - “ 10 00 am
11 30 am “ Rome - - - • “ 730 am
12 45 am “ Jacksonville - - - “ 328 pm
138 am “ Oxford • - - - “ 240 pm
250 am “ Talladega - - - • “ 136 pm
10 20 am “ Selma - - - • “ 800 am
355 pm “ Marion Junction - • - “ 715 am
11 24 pm “ Meridiau - - • • “ 100 am
725 am “ Jackson .... “ 535 pm
10 10 am “ Vicksburg - • - - Lv 2 30 pin
Pullman Palace Cars are run without change between
ST LOUIS AND ATLANTA.
Via Chattanooga. Nashville, Union City, and Colum
bus, ATLANTA AND LOUISVILLE.
Via Chattanooga and Nashville, Nashville and Mem
phis, via Mackenzie.
PASSENGERS BY THE
Great Kennesaw Line
Connect at Lynchburg with the
Virginia Midland Route!
The only Line running Through Cars WITHOUT
NEW ORLEANS AND BALTIMORE
PLEASURE SEEKERS !
BUSINESS HEX I
Should see that their tickets read via
Virginia Midland Route
G. J. FOREACRE, J. M. BROADUS,
Gen’l Manager, Gen’l Ticket Agent,
Alexandria, Va. Alexandria, Va.
G. M. HUNTINGTON, W. D. CHIPLEY,
Gen’l Eastern Agent, Gen’l So. Agent,
349 Broadway, N. Y. Atlanta, Ga.
PASSENGERS BETWEEN THE
NORTH AND SOUTH
Should know and remember that the only line of
THROUGH CARS, (WITHOUT
HEW ORLEANS Wl BALTIMORE
RUNS VIA THE
Between Washington City and Baltimore.
Travelers should see that their tickets read via the
BALTIMORE & OHIO to enjoy the unpre
cedented comforts of this line.
THUS. R. SHARP, L. M. COLE,
Master of Transportation, Gen’l Ticket Agt.,
E. R. DORSEY, W. D. CHIPLEY,
Asst. Gen’l Tkt. Agent, Gen’l South-W. Agt.,
Baltimore. Atlanta, Ga.
U.S. BUSINESS DIRECTORY
FOR. 187 6.
Compiled by Dr. L. CO LAN GE.
YFLVR OF ISSUE.
THE Publishers of the U. S. BUSINESS DIREC-
TORY are convinced, from the favorable
reception of the edition of 1875, that a com
pact, reliable and cheap collection of the names of
the Business Houses of the United States is a
necessity to every business firm of the country. We
are now preparing, at an enormous expense, for the
publication of this important work about December
Ist, 1875, and we would call the attention of the
public to the fact that our Canvassers are now
soliciting subscriptions and advertisements.
It will contain a list of the business houses of the
United States, Canada, Cuba,with the most Important
names of Great Britain and France.
Agents wanted in several unassigned territories.
BAKER, DAVIS & CO.,
(Successors to T. ELLWOOD ZELL,)