To the Chief Musician upon Gittith. A
Psalm for the sons of Korah.
1. How amiable are Thy taber
nacles, O Lord of hosts.
2. My soul longeth, yea, even faint
eth for the courts of the Lord ; my
heart and my flesh crieth out for the
3. Yea, the sparrow hath found an
house, and the swallow a nest for her
self, where she may lay her young,
•even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my
King, and my God.
4. Blessed are they that dwell in
Thy house; they will still be praising
5. Blessed is the man whose strength
is in Thee ; in whose heart are the ways
6. Who passing through the valley
of Baca make it a well; the rain also
filleth the pools.
7. They go from strength to strength,
every one of them in Zion appeareth
8. O Lord God of hosts, hear my
prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob. —
9. Behold, O God our shield, and
look upon the face of Thine anointed.
10. For a day in Thy courts is bet
ter than a thousand. I had rather be
a doorkeeper in the of my God,
than to dwell in the tents of wicked
11. For the Lord God is a sun and
shield ; the Lord will give grace and
glory ; no good thing will He withhold
from them that walk uprightly.
12. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the
man that trusteth in Thee.
Answers to Correspondents.
A. C. H.—The best place for you
to purchase tickets is from the regu
larly authorized railroad ticket agent
in your city. He can quote you rates
and give you reliable information about
summer resorts, and particularly those
of the line of the Western A Atlantic
Railroad. If he has not got the ticket
you desire, get him to order it for you.
M. D. L. —Yes, sir, White Path
Mineral Springs are open for business
this summer. You can reach them
via Marietta. See an article in this
issue about them.
R. P. IL —You are evidently re
ferring to Cherokee Springs, near the
Western & Atlantic Railroad, in Ca
toosa county, Ga. This is in the beau
tiful Chickamauga Valley, and is a
charming summer resort. Write to
R. W. Doak, Ringgold, Ga.
W. O. G. —No, sir, the date for
prohibition to go into effect in Atlanta
was July Ist, but we have no doubt,
but that there will nevertheless be be
fore the Recorder’s Court, more than
an occasional case of “ W here did he
He’ll Never Get Left.
When the parson, done preaching to sinners
Os torment or murder and theft,
Is invited to sumptuous dinners,
He’ll never, no never, get left.
The tireless and keen politician,
At meetings to aid the bereft,
Finds always an unselfish mission—
You may bet that he’ll hardly get left.
The protean and nimble reporter
Will squeeze in the narrowest cleft,
When intent upon taking a note or
An item—He’ll never get left.
And even our President, Grover,
Though a man of considerable heft,
When resolved upon doing the lover—
You may smile, but he didn’t get left.
And here’s the Great Kennesaw Route,
Which never by faction is rest,
With tickets via W. & A., he’ll shout:
“ Bet your life I’ll never get left.”
THE GREAT KENNESAW ROUTE GAZETTE.
The Amenities of Railroading*.
The above was the title of an article
in the Atlanta Constitution, of Jan. 17,
during the period that the East Ten
nessee, Virginia A Georgia Railroad’s
tunnel under Missionary Ridge, near
Chattanooga, had caved in and the
Western A Atlantic Railroad Co. gen
erously helped its rival out by trans
porting its freight and passengers over
its line between Chattanooga and Dal
ton. It reads as follows :
THE AMENITIES OF RAILROADING.
The Arrangement by Which the East Ten
nessee Gets Around a Broken Tunnel.
A railroad man yesterday said to
a Constitution reporter that while the
public in general were sympathizing
with the East Tennesse, Virginia and
Georgia Railroad in their misfortune,
suffered by the caving in of their tun
nel under Missionary Ridge, near Chat
tanooga, the conduct of the manage
ment of the Western A Atlantic Rail
road was one which commended itself
highly to not only the approbation of
the public, but also to railroad men in
particular, as showing a sense of official
courtesy and feeling which it is proper
at all times to have.
“It is rather remarkable,” said he,
“that the accident should have occurr
ed at the only point on the E. T., V.
A G. R. R. which puts it practically
at the mercy of the Western A Atlan
tic Railroad temporarily ; ami it is a
little singular that it should have been
put, so far as its western business is
concerned, at the mercy of the very
rival with which it has just had the
fiercest railroad war which the South
has almost ever witnessed.
“Under these circumstances it was
supposed by some that the Western A
Atlantic Railroad would not have gone
out of its way, to put it mildly, to hive
granted any special courtesies to the
East Tennessee, Virginia A* Georgia.
To their credit, however, they not on
ly have relieved them of their freight
pressure on very liberal terms, but they
are also hauling between Chattanooga
and Dalton the through sleeping cars
of the East Tennessee railroad, which
run in competition with the Western
A Atlantic lines between Cincinnati
and Jacksonville. The Western A At
lantic is transporting for the East Ten
nessee business passing from the Mem
phis and Charleston road to Knoxville
and points east, taking it from Chat
tanooga down to Dalton and delivering
back to the East Tennessee Railroad,
and they are also taking their eastern
business and delivering at Chattanooga
in the same manner.
“It is a hopeful sign when such lib
erality as this is shown, and no doubt
the East Tennessee’s misfortune may
be the indirect means of bringing about
a better state of feeling between the
two roads than has existed in many
Inasmuch as the repairs to the tun
nel in January were only of a tempo
rary character, it is a well known fact
that the East Tennessee, Virginia &
Railroad Co. made a contract with the
Western A Atlantic Railroad Co. dur
ing the month of April, in which it
was agreed by the Western & Atlantic
to allow the East Tennessee, Virginia
A Georgia Railroad, which runs very
near the Western A Atlantic for
eight miles south of Chattanooga, to
join rails with the Western & Atlantic
and to use the eight miles at the north
western end of the Western & Atlantic
Railroad in common with that compa
ny’s own trains.
The arrangement, of course, was that
the East Tennessee, Virginia A Geor
gia trains when on this portion of the
Western A Atlantic track should be
absolutely under the control of the
train dispatcher of the Western A At
lantic Railroad, and that in the event
of the East Tennessee, Virginia A
Georgia trains were behind time they
should wait on the Western A Atlantic
This arrangement, however, doesnot
allow the E. T., V. A G. R. R. trains
to stop at Boyce and make interchange
of sleeping cars with the Cincinnati
Southern Railway Co. at that point.
The Western A Atlantic Railroad re
served this advantage f>r its own line.
It is very pleasant, however, to no
tice the. clever feeling which exists be
tween the general officers of the West
ern A Atlantic and East Tennessee,
Virginia A Georgia Railroad Compa
nies, and this feeling has, no doubt,
been brought about by the magnani
mous conduct of the Western A At
lantic Railroad Co., on occasions when
it practically had the East Tennessee,
Virginia A Georgia Railroad Compa
ny at its mercy, by reason, first, of the
cave-in of the latter’s tunnel under
Missionary Ridge, and, secondly, by
the threatened repetition of this same
It is considered, however, that the
East Tennessee, Virginia A Georgia
Railroad tunnel, under Missionary
Ridge, will be repaired within a few
months so that it will be safe for their
trains to run through it again.
The Fly Fisherman.
And now the Atlanta fisherman
His tackle getteth out,
And goeth up to distant Maine
To woo the fickle trout.
lie hircth him a stalwart guide,
His camping kit to lug.
And takes a heap of grub along,
With something in a jug.
Within the light birch-bark canoe
The guide doth take him out,
His fly he casteth skillfully.
And soon you hear him shout.
“By jinks, old man, how’ll this trout do
To send home to the club?”
The guide responded with a sigh:
“You’ve got a two-pound chub.”
But soon the speckled beauties rise,
And he has lots of sport,
And goes back home bewailing that
The two weeks were so short.
And since in camp on balsam boughs
He lies and sleeps his fill,
Is it not strange when he comes home
lie keeps on lying still?
The Kennesaw Route’s city ticket
office is the old, reliable No. 4, Kim
ball House. In this office you can be
accommodated with tickets to any
point —to the East, West or North.
Write R. D. Mann A Co., who are the
agents; or M. C. Sharp, assistant, for
any information about tickets, sleeping
car accommodations, schedules and con
nections with other lines, and you wil
receive prompt reply.
We are indebted to the Enterprise,
of Clyde, Ohio, for the handsome en
graving of Gen McPherson’s monu
ment, which appears in this paper.
Items of Interest
A human life is lost for every 50,000
tons of coal mined in the anthracite
Not a single case of hydrophobia has
occurred in Berlin for three years.
Every dog in that city, however, is
In the Treasury at Washington is a
rat catcher, a colored man, who has a
record of GOO rats killed with his bare
hands. He has the knack of grabbing
the animal by the skin between the ear
and jaw, and by a sudden twist breaking
The Buddhist hell, or jigoku, is a
novel conception. A picture of the
location shows a varied assortment of
devils, one of whom stands at the gate
weighing new arrivals in a balance and
directs them to the right or left —to
heaven or hell—according as they tip
the scale or are found wanting.
A very interesting discovery is said to
have been made by the experts wh > are
now examining the collection of papvri
consisting of many thousand rolls
which were found at El Fayoum in
Eeypt, and were acquired by the Arch
duke Rainer. The experts declare that
among the rolls are several autograph
letters of the prophet Mahomet.
The skull resists the ravages of time
better than any other bone, and the
reason for it is a question which puzzles
naturalists. The fact, has been noted
on opening the graves of mouu Ibuild
ers, while the skulls of buffalo, elk and
other animals on the Western plains are
in a fair state of preservation long after
the other bones have entirely decayed.
Daniel Webster once wrote, after
continued provocation, to the editor of
a newspaper which referred to his pri
vate affairs, and especially to his not pay
ing his debts. He said substantially:
“It is true that I have not always paid
my debts punctually, and that I owe
money. One cause of this is that I have
not pressed those who owe me. As an
instance of this, I inclose your father’s
note made to me thirty years ago, for
money loaned him to educate his boys."
Why should an ice house burn ? Ice,
surely, is not inflammable; the houses
are usually built in some retired locality,
and save when near a railroad track,
their surroundings are not dangerous.
Yet ice houses, and particularly those
in New England and on the Hudson
river, are reckoned among the special
hazards. Many insurance companies
will have nothing to do with them, and
the number of companies who thus pass
ice houses by on the other side is yearly
There is, perhaps, no city on the con
tinent where divorces are of such easy
procurement as San Francisco. The
courts, as a very natural result, are
liberally besieged with applicants. The
traditional story of the woman who
desired to procure a separation because
her husband was afflicted with cold feet
found a parallel the other day, in the
eagerness with which it was urged as a
ground for divorce that the husband
dyed his hair with offensive and bad
One of the curiosities of the New
Orleans Exposition was an air-flower
rora the city of Mexico, ft was two
inches long, and resembled a beetle
with wings and horns. The wings were
of light sea-green color, dotted with
• peeks. The horns were snow white,
snd at the paints were very short. The
body of the flower was pnfle yellow and
deep orange, and gave a slight hyacinth
perfume. .Including the broad banana
shaped leaves, the entire plant looked
as though moulded in wax.