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War Scenes on the VV. & A.
Krom The Southern Industrial Record.
After Joseph M. Brown had devel
oped such adaptability as general
freight agent of the Western and At
lantic railroad, increasing business al
ready obtained, and creating business
not before thought of, no one was sur
prised at his great success in the added
duties of general passenger agent. Mr.
Brown is not content to go along in the
old ruts of railroading, but cuts out
new roads and avenues for business,
that bring passengers and freight, and
put money in the treasury.
His latest effort is a 50-page bro
chure, entitled r l he Mountain Campaigns .
in Georgia —War Scenes on the W. J - J
It is magnificently illustrated, and el
egantly printed on the finest book pa- |
per, by those peerless engravers and
printers, Matthews, Northrup & Co.,
of Buffalo, N. Y.
The letter-press of this beautiful
book has not one word of advertise
ment of the W. &A. road, but is a
concise and most entertaining narra
tive of the campaigns and numerous
battles fought between Chattanooga
and Atlanta. The illustrations are
original, and were drawn with scrupu
lous regard to historical accuracy as
well as artistic skill. They are battle
scenes, mapsand portraits, including a
very fine steel engraving of Senator
Joseph E. Brown, who is president of
the W. & A., and was governor of
Georgia during the war.
Brown’s Mountain Cainpaigns in Geor
gia -will be preserved for historical ref
erence} as well as a delight to the eye
In the hands of Jos. M. Brown and his
accomplished assistant, Alton Angier,
the passenger department of the W. &
A. will hold its own against all com
Mr. Mercer Slaughter has accepted
the position of commissioner of the
Southern Passenger Committee, with
headquarters at Atlanta, Ga. At the
first meeting of the committee, held
on December 2, Mr. Slaughter re
ceived the well-deserved compliment
of a unanimous election to the impor
tant office above mentioned. Mr.
Slaughter has been a warm and able
advocate of the principle involved in
the formation of an association of this
character, and his acceptance of the
commissionership is both an evidence
of his faith in its value and a guaran
ty of its success.
Sometimes a man throws his morn
ing paper down on the seat and leaves
the car. Each man that has no pa
per wants it, and each man would
grab it if alone and unobserved. The
man who appears to be looking out of
a window in the opposite direction is
the man who sees that paper more dis
tinctly than any one else. And he,
being the man who seems least inter
ested in it, is really the man who wants
it most. As soon as that paper is
thrown down it becomes an object of
interest. The man who never buys
and reads a paper wants it and wants
THE GREAT KENNESAW ROUTE GAZETTE.
HE SWEARS OFF.
I’ll drink no more, for it is clear
He is no man who guzzles rum .'
I swear, besides, T will this year
Spend the evenings with my wife at home.
This I can do with dearest Rose
And call her my turtle dove ;
Nor shall she sniff her pretty nose
Because of my breath of clove.
SHF. SWEARS OFF.
I’ll flirt no more, for it’s clear
She is no model wife who flirts !
1 swear, besides, I’ll sew next year
The buttons on my husband’s shirts.
I’ll be his loving helpmate, too —
And one more vow I’ll make and keep,
His pockets I’ll no morego through
For change at night when he’s asleep.
Mum is not the word in the asylum
for the dumb.
Mush and milk suppers are quite
fashionable. They are doubtless very
popular with milk-sops.
A man’s bad hand-writing is never
criticised when it is seen on the face of
The grandest lie of the new year is
the statement that a woman has been
discovered in Philadelphia with two
When some one steals the office
towel of a Georgia newspaper, the
editor writes an article which consigns
all mankind to the infernal regions.
A yreat many Atlanta society young
men are wearing collars so tall that
the wearer looks as if he had a fence
built around his neck.
In Europe when a man renders
valuable service to his country, they
give him a decoration. In America
they present him with a postoftice
The scientist who says a man can
not live over five days without water
is crazy. We know several Atlanta
men who have been going without
water for many years.
The old citizens of Atlanta are now
stalking the streets and lying about
how cold it was forty years ago, and
saying that the late cold snap is not
worth a mention.
A Chicago reporter, in writing a
description of a criminal, describes
him as possessing a heavy black mus
tache and breath. What is a black
breath ? Don’t all answer at once.
Hear, O ye fat men, and consider.
The latest cure for obesity demands a
sparing consumption of meat, absti
nence from alcoholic beverages, and
the liberal drinking of tea.
It is urged against the prohibition
question that a man residing in the
State where such a law is enforced, is
likely to lose his life should he be bit
ten by a snake, whereas a man who
keeps himself full of “ local option” is
not affected by the bite.
The Atlanta dog catcher says that
hydrophobia is a disease of fright. It
may be a disease of fright, but it is
one which if a 250-pound man sees
coming down the street on four legs,
he will climb a telegraph pole or a
high fence with a hop, skip and o
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Every man is fond of striking the
nail on the head; but when it happens
to be his finger-n ail, his enthusiasm
becomes wild and incoherent.
“ People who came South for the
winter” this year found it.
A new novel just issued is said to
have been written between the hours
of 2 and 6 o’clock in the morning. The
evils of late hoursseem to be accumulat
Some one said to a man of the
world, “So and so has been speaking
I ill of you.” “lam surprised at that,”
replied the latter, “for I never did him
A man out in Leadville tied his
wife to the bedpost and whipped her
i nearly to death, and yet he lived. A
neighbor of his who stole a mule left a
j widow and two small children.
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An authority says that staying out
; late at night is sure to make a man
lose his hair. We have always heard
that the men who stay out late at night
have difficulty in finding the lock.
“Is land high in Vermont?” asked a
speculator of an old Green Mountain
farmer. “You just bet it is,” was the
reply; “if the trees wasn’t so stunted
the clouds could not get by at all.”
Two travelers being robbed in a
woods and tied to trees, one of them,
in despair, exclaimed, “Oh, I am
undone!” “Are you?” said the other,
joyfully; “then I wish you’d come and
An old farmer was wondering “why
in these days it seems impossible to have
an honest horse race,” when a neighbor
interrupted him with the remark that
“it’s because we haven’t an honest
Young husband —“I believe I would
like a nice turtle steak for dinner.”
Young wife (of a thrifty disposition) —
“I am afraid turtle steaks are rather
expensive, dear. Wouldn’t you be
I satisfied with a mock turtle steak?”
A boy on High street, placed a big
apple on the front steps, and walked
across the street to see who would take
it. A gentleman who had observed
the action said: You shouldn’t do
that, my son. Some poor boy may be
tempted to steal it.” “That’s what
i I’m fishing for sir. I’ve hollowed out
' the inside, and filled it with mustard.” j
An Atlanta boy was recently taken
to the opera house by his uncle. A
i few evenings subsequently there was
company at his house, and the uncle
and aunt were among the number,
i The lad was relating what he saw;
among other things said: “I was a lit
tle bit afraid, cos every time the cur
tain rolled down uncle went out to see '
j a man, and left me alone.”
At Gilmore, ten miles west of Oma
ha, a company have started a cattle
“fattery.” They have expended $75,-
000 in the erection of big stables.
There are 3,750 stalls, and by winter
they will have 5,200 stalls. In each
, stall they will place a “critter,” and
they will be fed with food placed be
fore them through a system of pipes,
and cooked in enormous steam vats,
having a capacity of 1,000 barrels of
. feed an hour. They will ship in cat
tle from the western Nebrasba ranches
and fatten them in these stalls.
■ The first iron furnace built in
, America was at Falling Creek, a few
miles below Richmond, Virginia, on
; the James’ river. It was built in 1619
. and destroyed in 1622 in an Indian
, massacre. The next furnace was
built by Governor Spottswood near the
present site of Fredericsburg, Virginia,
in 1726. The bulk of the ore used at
< , this furnace came from the plantation
>| of Augustine Washington, the father
i of George Washington, of hatchet
A Little Nonsense.
THE CRUSHER CRUSHED.
He entered the ear with an off-hand grace,
An easy smile, and, a sample case:
Two seats in one did he lightly whir',
Across from a not ill-looking girl,
With a novelette and a cart-wheel hat;
“Alone, by Jove.' I will have a chat
Ere we have gone ten miles,” he said,
As he fitted the sKull-cap on his head.
“The girls who travel in Georgia are
Soft snaps as a rule - too fresh by far;
Just lend them a book —lift the window
No trouble at all to make a mash.”
He did not know that the maiden small
Had been on the road two years last fall;
A female drummer, with grip immense,
And a lot of good, shrewd common sense.
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This is the time and proper caper:
“Miss, will you look at the morning paper?”
And thereon the margin the maiden read:
“To do you a favor I’d give my head,
That I might reap, in turn perchance,
One gentle word —one kindly glance. ”
The engine whistled, the train slowed in
At station known as the town of Gwynn.
The maiden rose with her sweetest smile
To the festive masher across the aisle,
And said, as she straightened her frills and
“You may help me off with my sample case.”
A day off’ —to-morrow.
No man can carry a feather bed and
Foot notes —the patter of the mule’s
hind legs on the nigger’s ribs.
Speech is certainly silver at the
telegraph office. Ten words for a
Bronze is a very fashionable hue
nowadays, but brass has not entirely
A Texas paper advertises that it will
swap puffs for cocktails every day in
When a woman wants to make a
complete change of front she leaves
off he r bangs.
“What is laughter?” asks a a philo
sopher. It is the sound you hear when
your hat blows off.
The man who went to the country
for “restand change” says the waiters
got most of his change and the land
lord the rest.
Whittling is said to be exclusively
: a Yankee pastime. Yet the cashiers
who cut their sticks for Canada are
not all New Englanders.
One striking difference between an
old toper and an old cow is that two
horns last the old cow a lifetime.
This is. indeed, a world of change.
I If you don’t believe it, count the num
ber of dresses the women wear in one
, short day at the seaside.
A well-known writer says, “mar
riages are caused by propiniquity.”
Well, perhaps they are; but propini
quity seems a new name for it.
Shakespeare thinks “the good men
j do is buried with them,” yet it is safe
to say that but few men are crowded
for room in their graves.
The Admiral of Castile declared
that when a man marries and when he
goes to war he ought to be prepared for
anything that may happen.
A man who is as true as steel, pos
sessing an iron will, some gold, and a
fair portion of brass, should be able to
endure the hardware of this world.
The English language contains over
38,000 words, and yet when a man
wishes to stop a street car he cannot
think of anything better to say than
The farmer is the most independent
man in the world. Anybody who
doubts thisshould just watch him trying
to get rid of a load of rotten potatoes.