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C. S. Martin, J, H. Donaldson,
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D. B. TURNER. Editor
Henry White, secretary ol the Amer¬
ican legation iu London,quotes from a
French consular report the statement
that one good commercial traveler is
worth, ten thousand -printed circulars
in winning trade.
It is becoming more and more prob¬
able that the British invasion of the
Scudau will open up a large aud fer¬
tile region to the cultivation of Egyp
tian cotton, and this article is soon to
be grown in India on a larger scale
than ever before. Hence lower prices
are looked for in England. How far
such competition can go before it seri¬
ously afiects the price of American
cotton cannot easily be predicted.
The town of Pullman, Ill., as or¬
ganized and established by its founder,
whose name it bears, is soon to give
up its distinctive character and become
in fact as well as in name a part of
the municipality of Chicago. Under
the supreme court decision the com¬
pany is reported to be preparing to
give lip its building other than those
used strictly for the purposes of car¬
building, which means that it must
give up its control over the town of
Samoa shows signs of progressing
toward civilization. The old" method
of electing kings by the club and spear
seems to have been abandoned iu favor
of the more intricate aud less bloody
arbitrament of the ballot box and the
courts. Certain chiefs, it is related,
have elected Mataafa king of the is¬
lands, while other chiefs have elected
Tamasese. The Mataafaites appear
to be in the possession of the election
machinery, for the Tamasese crowd
has protested and has filed a caveat
beforo the chief justice, who will de¬
cide the dispute. The chief justice
is an American citizen, aud soon the
unique spectacle will be presented of
a representative of the greatest re¬
public in the world umpiring a king
A report on the work of the Agricul¬
tural Experiment stations for the fiscal
vear 1898, has been forwarded to Con¬
gress by tiie secretary of agriculture.
According to the report the stations
have, as a rule, steadily pursued their
investigations, have acconqfiished
much useful work and have increased
their facilities for investigations. This
has been partly owing to an increase
in the number of officials competent
to undertake such investigations. As
a result, tlifere has been a gain in the
importance and thoroughness of the
original inquiries pursued. Arrange¬
ments are being made to have in the
future a more practical application of
the results of investigations made so
that farmers can be taught to make
the best use of discoveries. Aid from
the states is found to be necessary
for this work, and, as a matter of fact,
much encouragement has been afford¬
ed by the liberality displayed by the
United States Consul Boyle at Liv¬
erpool has communicated to the state
department, Washington, some very
interesting information respecting the
great change that has taken place in
England in the matter of street rail
ways. He describes this movement
as one feature of the remarkable “mu¬
nicipal socialism” which is taking
possession of British cities, verifying
the comment of Lord Rosebery that
the London common council was con¬
ducting the greatest experiment in
practical socialism the world had ever
seen. Not content with municipal
ownership of street railroads, electric
and gas lighting plants, wafer supply
and telephones in several cities, the
municipal corporations built dwellings
for workingmen, ran hotels and oper¬
ated magnificent baths. Recurring to
the subject of electric street railways,
Mr. Boyle says that the first line was
started iu Liverpool the other day,and
describes the equipment. The Liver¬
pool line is an overhead trolley,a com¬
mittee of experts claiming to have
discovered that the underground con¬
duit system installed in New York,
Washington, aud Baltimore is a failure.
fy it V'
YOU OWE THE JWORLD A LIVING.
“Do you ask me why I am working away?”
Raid a cheerful man I mot,
Who was singing and working the livelong
“Why, I owe the world a living,” he’d say,
“And I’m trying te pay the debt.”
And so ho was doing his dnty best,
Trying to give—not get—
Adding his measuro of effort, lest
He’d soon be owing still more for rest—
‘IHe was trying to pay his debt.”
And tbus ho has taught me a lesson true,
One I shall not forget—
The world owes me naught for my passing
’Tis I owe the world my faro—I do—
Am I trying to pay tho debt?
OF A BOX.
BY CONSTANCE C. IIALKETT. ■
IRED after an cx
-Ja. citing day, I was
sitting by my li
brary fire one
evening taking a
cup of tea when
/• my manservant in
^ formed me that a
large box had ar
rived. I sudden¬
ly yju that ly remembered it was
|j| birthday, my
W) I had casually
|| t-J. mentioned the fact
to my friend Brin
I^Now Brinclle was much addicted to
the playing of practical jokes (this to
me was a flaw in an otherwise de¬
lightful character), and iflerhaps ou
this occasion I might be the victim, s6
I told the man to help me carry it
into the library and then he might
The box, which was a long and
rather narrow one, was, I noticed,
perforated in every direction. It was
fastened with a padlock, in which I
found the key.
I opened it and started back in
amazement, for inside it lay one of the
most beautiful womeu it has ever
been my lot to see, and she was either
asleep or dead.
She was dressed in a long, trailing
robe of violet velvet—what a woman
would, I think, describe as*a “tea
gown;” the train of it made a sort of
cushion for her head and over it
strayed long strands of golden hair.
I fetched a jnirror and held it to
her lips; a faint cloud spread over it
She was not dead then, but sleep
Yet—who sent her here? Aud why
iu such a plight?
I had no women folk to apply to iu
my dilemma; besides, one’s women
folk are apt to look askance pt
“strangers” of their own sex, espe¬
cially if these are very beautiful.
I decided hurriedly to take my man
Burns, a very excellent servant who
had been with me for years, into my
confidence. And he appeared with
such celerity that a suspicion crossed
my mind—but no, surely he was
above spying through keyholes!
I pointed to the girl and asked him
helplessly what I had better do.
* * Do, sir? Why, send for the near¬
est doctor, and for a detective from
“Of course!” I cried. “Why didn’t
1 think of that myself? Take a cab
and do both errands—I will stay here
in case she awakes.”
He went off at once. He had hardly
been gone ten minutes when the door
bell rang. I opened it myself and ad¬
mitted a tall, thin man, who "an¬
nounced that a policeman had asked
him to call at my house, amfHliat his
name was Dr. Smith, of M street.
“A policeman—you mean my ser¬
“No, I don’t. I mean a police¬
man,” he said testily. “Where is the
patient? I am a busy man, sir, aud
can’t afford to waste time.”
Rather bewildered, I led the way
to the library—aud iu a few words
told him my story, aud showed him
tho white figure lying so still and
beautiful in those regal velvet robes.
He crossed the room to look closer.
“Good heavens!” he said. “It is
Mile. Sophie Seslagiu, a Russian lady
and a patient of my own. What can
this mean?” He proceeded to inves¬
tigate what would be tho cause of her
strange trance-like sleep.
“She has been drugged,” he said.
“I once studied in Russia, and there
they use a curiously smelling herb,
for such purposes, difficult to detect
unless one is used to dealing with it.”
“All that is ’ y interesting—to
you,” I said imr mntly. “But what
am I to do?”
“I will send yon a nurse at once,”
ho said. “Have you a spare room?
Good! The nurse is a sensible wom¬
an, and will put the lady to bed and
ask no questions except of a profes¬
“Now, you must excuse me; I am
watching a very interesting case. I
will call again in the morning; mean¬
while I can dto nothing. No drug
known acts on a patient under the
influence of the one I mentioned; she
will wake naturally in about twelve
hours’ time.” And with that the doc¬
tor hurried’ away.
The next person to arrive was the
detective (his name was Holmes), to
whom I repeated my story.
He listened attentively, looked at
Mile. Seslagin, but made no remark
worth relating, and presently went
away, after giving me strict injunc¬
tions to allow no one access to my
strange guest but tha nurse and the
doctor. I promised to attend to his
warning and showed him out myself,
to find on the door-step a comfortable,
motherly looking nurse, who produced
Dr. Smith’s card, and into whoso
capable hands I put the management
of affairs generally with a sigh of re¬
lief, which sigh I repeated as the door
of the “spare-room” was shut be¬
tween me and the still sleeping
Only the long, coffin-like box was
still in my study.
Suddenly i caught sight of a piece
of paper which had been pinned to
On it was roughly sketched a ship,
some waves, aud a woman apparently
drowning. What this could mean I
could not guess.
I was still puzzling over it when the
door bell rang again.
This time a man stood there—he had
evidently just stepped out of a close
carriage which waited near the curb,
and he wore an ulster with a high col¬
lar which almost concealed his face.
“I have come,” he said, “to re¬
trieve a large box which was left here
by mistake. ”
“Then you have come to the wrong
man,” I said, boldly. “That box and
its contents are in care.”
As I spoke, to my surprise two
polmani£U*sprang 0 ut of the shadow
of a neighboring archway, and seized
the man before he had time to turn
“We were given a hint to keep an
eye on this house, sir—by Mr.
Holmes,” one of them informed me
shortly, before they marched off to
the-n-eavest “station” with their pris¬
I retreated indoors and awaited de¬
velopments. Evidently I was in for
a night of it, I thought grimly.
dozen _Aud pulls indeed, I had only taken half a
at my pipe when a four
wheeler drove up. Inside were Mr.
Holmeij, tho detective; two policemen,
and my servant Burns with handcuffs
“What does this mean?” I asked.
The detective came into the house
and shujt the door—the cab drove off
—and I mechanically followed him
into the library.
There, he turned and faced me.
“It means,” ho said, “shortly, this:
that your man servant is a member of
a dangerous secret society of an¬
archists. Mile. Seslagin (who is very
rich) had bribed ono of the younger
members to sell her some papers which
contained a clear and cqncise account
of how to set about placing bombs in
Westminster Abbey before the coming
royal marriage—in order to blow up
the whole royal party.
“One or twice lately Milo. Seela
gin’s house has been broken into, not
for purposes of theft, but to find the
missing papers, which she had copied
aud sent to the police, but kept the
originals to put the anarchists off the
scent aud help the authorities to catch
them all together.
“Besides she wanted to pretend she
had not given information, She
knew anarchists and their ways, and
feared their vengeance, She little
knew their skill. They contrived this
evening to enter her house, drug her
wine, and (while all her servants
were at supper) they put her into this
box which they had. got ready aud
carried her off.
“The orders were to deliver the box
at No. 1 Mortimer street.
“By a curious coincidence there
happened to be two Mortimer streets,
and the box was brought to the wrong
“The plan was (had she been taken
to the anarchist who lives in the
other) to cross-examine her on the
subject of these papers, and then she
was to be taken out to sea and
drowned. Dead men—and women—
tell no tales.”
I handed him the paper I had
“Yes—that is the formal ordey for
her death. I know their cipher well.”
“And Burns?” I asked. “How was
it, if he was ‘in it,’ that he offered—
nay, went—to fetch the doctor and
“He did neither. I sent a police¬
man for tho doctor, and came of my
own accord. Mile. Seslagin’s house
has been watched for tho last week,
for (unless she was in danger of her
life) I made up my mind to wait and
catch the whole gaug at No. 1 Morti¬
mer street to-uight. The driver’s
mistake has put me out rather in mv
calculations, for Burns had time to
warn the others before I managed to
nab him. Meanwhile, you have indi¬
rectly saved that poor lady’s life.”
As he-finished speaking I was busy
writing. I handed him a check.
Thank you, sir; though really I
am so pleased at to-night’s work I al¬
most feel like refusing thip.”
“Nonsense! I may need you again.
After that I was at last allowed to
go to bed in peace.
I was a bachelor of long years’
standing, and quite unaccustomed to
such doings and goings on.
Still—though I can’t say that the
events of that night were exactly
pleasant ones, I always, in after
years, remembered it with something
like gratitude, for that long, coffin¬
like box, which I thought held a prac¬
tical joke, was the means of my mak¬
ing the acquaintance of the lady who
afterward became my wife.
KEEPING DOWN COMPOSITION COST
How a Publisher May Maintain a Manual
Training School to His Profit.
The question of typesetting is
mighty important in a country office.
Here is how one wide-awake pub¬
lisher solved the problem, with bene¬
fit to himself and others.
He advertised for a bright girl to
learn typesetting, giving her to under¬
stand that she was to be taught the
trade thoroughly. But he did not
promise her regular work. He said
he should have occasional rushes,
when there would be au opportunity
to earn a little pin money. The ex¬
planation of his scheme is this: After
the first week, an average girl will set
fairly clean proof, aud at the end of
the third or fourth, will do almost as
much as an experienced hand. This
publisher offered to teach the girls,
who generally live with their parents
in a small town or city, the business,
but would not agree to pay them any¬
thing. He never lacked for girls
anxious to learn, and he soon had a
largo reserve force to draw upon in an
A variation, which works satisfac¬
torily iu most cases, is to give the
girls whatever they make, after the
first month, or whenever they become
competent to correct their own. prqof.
It is always well, too, when making
sue au arrangement, to suggest that
they learn t° read their own proofs,
and correct them, wTiich in case of
calling them in to assist in a rush at
some future time will be a great help.
It may be objected that this is im¬
posing heavy responsibilities upon the
girls; but if the matter is fully ex¬
plained at the start, and they accept
the offer, there is no injustice in it.
And there is always the possibility of
its being a source of profit to them at
some future time.—Newspaperdom,
True love i3 always liberal.
The unpardonable sin is to refuse
A diamond is worth more than its
An excess of harmless amusement is
You can’t mend your manners with
Public favor is a poor platform to
Kind words take less breath than
People always notice the spots on
the raiment of pride.
.,The man who lives for self has a
very small object to live for.
Our eyes have a double vision—out¬
ward and inward. The outward looks
at those we meet, the inward beholds
ourselves. The outward detects faults,
the inward, sees perfection.
The man who says he will do wrong
if someone else does not right has al¬
ready done wrong in his mind, and is
casting about for a poor excqse with
which to justify himself.—Ram’s
Danish Method of Caring Cheese.
Denmark and Holland are the largest
exporters In both of dairy products in Europe.
of these countries the most
intelligent thought is given to the per¬
fecting of all processes iu that brauch
of agriculture. A Danish method, re¬
cently devised, to prevent the genera¬
tion of mites in cheese is said to bo
entirely effective. The process con
sists m continually whitewashing the
rooms iu which the cheeses are cured
until the mites are destroyed, the
cheeses before being placed in these
apartments being steeped in brine for
a whole day. During their stay of a
fortnight in the curing room they are
carefully scraped and wiped daily.
Finally they are washed in lime water
aud are then stored on thoroughly
clean shelves. Unfortunately Danish
cheeses, for a thorough test of this
process, are not so subject to the gen¬
eration of mites as are French and
Italian sorts. If these could bo freed
from the attack of mites through the
use of the Daliish process, its value
would be inestimable.
Complaints Invited. -
The “cabbies” of St. Petersburg,
Russia, have recently been supplied
with a book of tickets by the Munici
pal Council for the purpose of pro¬
viding every “fare” with the means of
making a note of any complaint he
may desire to make against the
“cabby.” The latter, at the request
of the “fare,” is obliged to tear off
one of the tickets for,him. Tho tickets
bear the number of the cab and the
tariff of charges.
In 1870 there were only 1700 news¬
papers published in all Spain, aud to¬
day tho number is still smaller.
A Microbe Proof House.
The oddest domicile on earth is that
recently erected at Yokohama by an
eminent German bacteriologist. It is
a microbe-proof house, built of glass
blocks. There are no window sashes,
and the doors, when closed, are air¬
tight. The air supply is forced into
the room through a pipe and' filtered
through cotton wool to cleanse it of
bacteria. To insure further steriliza¬
tion the air is driven against a glycer¬
ine-coated plate glass, which captures
all the microbes the wool spares. The
few microbes brought into the house
in the clothes of visitors soon die in
the warm sunlight with which the
house is flooded.
“ Oat of Sight
Oat of Mind."
In other months we forget
the harsh winds of Spring,
< But they have their use, as
some say, to blow out the
bad air accumulated after
Winter storms and Spring
thaws, There is far more
important accumulation of
badness in the veins and ar~
teries of humanity, which
needs Hood's Sarsaparilla,
This great Spring Medicine clarifies
the blooa as nothing else can. It cures
kidney disease, liver troubles,
rheumatism and kindred ailments. Thus
it gives perfect health, strength and ap¬
petite for months to come.
Kidneys — “ My kidneys troubled me,
and on advice took Hood's Sarsaparilla
which gave prompt relief, better appetite.
My sleep is refreshing. It cured my wife
also.” Michael Boyle, 3473 Denny Street,
Dyspepsia - “ Complicated with liver
and kidney trouble, I suffered for years
with dyspepsia, with severe pains. * Hood’s
Sarsaparilla made me strong and hearty.”
J! B. Kmkrto.n - , Main Street, Auburn, Me.
Hip Disease - 11 Five running sores on
my hip caused me to use crutches. Was
confined to bed every winter. Hood’s Sar¬
saparilla saved my life, as it cured me per¬
fectly. Am strong and well.” Annie
Robert, 49 Fourth St., Fall River, Mass.
Hood's lMlIs cure liver ills, the non-irritating and
tiiV oniycatiiartic to take wltli Hood’s Sarsaparilla.
A traveler in Siberia relates an ex¬
traordinary occurrence among tho
frozen regions of BxSfWl””' *
intensely cold nights/ he writes in
Good Works, the silence was some¬
times broken by a loud report as of a
cannon. This was the bursting of one
of the ice bubbles on a river; a phe¬
nomenon I bad neither beard nor read
The streams coming down the hills
were frozen on the surface some six
to nine inches thick. The water be¬
neath flowed faster than it could es¬
cape, and the pressure on the principle
of hydraulic press became irresistible.
First the elasticity of the ice was seen
by the rising of circular mounds some
six to eight feet in diameter, and from
four to five feet high. The bursting
point came at last with a report like
an explosion. The water escaped, but
soon.froze again. I have seen scores
of these ice hillocks in a few versts
or the river.
A Temple of Serpents.
The small town of Werda, in the
kingdom of Dahomey, is celebrated
for its temple of serpents a long
building in which the priests keep up
ward of 1,000 serpents of all sizes
which they feed with birds and frogs!
[LETTER TO MRS. riNKHAM NO. 46,970]
“I had female com
plaints so bad that it
caused me to have
hysterical fits; have had
as many as nine in one
“Five bottles of
Lydia E. PinkhanFs
cured me and it lias
been a year since I had
Hrs. Edna Jackson,
If Mrs. Pinkham’sCompound will cure
such severe cases as this surely ifc
must be a great medicine- is there
any sufferer foolish enough not to
Eire it a trial?