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TELEPHONE No. 700,
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1895.
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Wbb* you ••• It In rhe Oemmemtal
r»a naay know that It 1* *o—or th* payer
belter** It to n*.
I* Is better te err In Aefense *f woman
than *• be eorreet at her expense.
Fair, gear I e—» foraeful aad independents
AU the new® from *nn to iu.
OUR FLAN FOR RELIEF.
We favor the free coinage of silver a* redrmp
tion mwoey at the ratio 16 to 1, but would limit
tlie amount coined to the capacity of our mints,
and restrict the supply to the American product.
In order that neither metal should be dis
criminated agaiMt at the mints, their coinage
should be kept equal in monetary value. To bo
more explicit: for every dollar coined In gold
there should be a dollar coined in silver, and
We would then encourage Individual competi
tion in marine traffic for the purpose of giving
our products a proper chance in foreign mar
kets, until the American flag floated in every
port around the world.
This is an absolutely sound Missis of settle
ment-one that will give immediate relief.
THE GATES AJAR.
Today is the greatest epoch in mate
rial development in ths history of this
It marks the opening of the Cotton
Staten Exposition, tho most marvelous
exhibition of material resources that
has ever been made in the history of
In the aggressiveness of its success,
the independence and brilliancy of its
origin and the thorough self-reliance
of its planning and consummation, the
Cotton States Exposition is superior
to any enterprise that has ever been
launched in the history of the world.
In magnificent aggregation alone
will the World’s Fair at Chicago ex
cel the splendid show that Atlanta to
day presents as the result of Atlanta
pluck and enthusiasm.
As an educational exhibit nothing
has ever been seen in the South that will
compare with our splendid attraction.
In strictly home exhibits the exposi
tion is a marvelous array of resources
both In variety and quality. In exhib
its that belong to the common country
and yet take in a broader range of ter
ritory than the coniines of the Cotton
States, the showing made In the horti
cultural, agriculture, manufactured ar
ticles and mineral displays cannot be
excelled in any land, and has rarely
been equalled by any exposition.
Every building is an educator, and
each department contains enough to
pay the visitor well for coming hun
dreds of miles to see.
The architecture alone is superb in
its attractive adornment, while the
grounds present a landscape that have
never yet been equalled in any city in
the world that ever attempted such an
This is not over-drawing the picture
which Piedmont I’ark today presents
in its semi-tropical beauty-—from any
point of which one may see even
building on the grounds.
The amusement features are even
more varied and attractive as those
at the World's Fair.
Today's CoMMKHctxi. speaks in de
tail of the great show in another de
partment. and it is only necessary here
to editorially emphasize the glowing
story related therein at length.
Atlanta greets the world in absolute
confidence and bespeaks a Southern
welcome to all those who may coine to
see the display of resources which she
has gathered from the most favored
land neath the heavens.
Result of Folitrnrwa.
Visitor (to attendant friar in the re
fectory of n convent) —Are we allowed
to smoke here?
Visitor—Then where do all those
stumps of cigars come from tl,ut I see
Friar—From those gentlemen who
didn't ask.—Tagliche Rundschau.
When the common earthworm is cut
in two to tho tail, there grows a head,
and to the bead there grows a tail, and
two animals are formed. As the wound
heals a small white button is formed,
which afterward develops into rings and
The largest wine cask In (he world is
in the Fans establishment called the
’’Halle aux Vina ’ Its capacity is 3,710
A shell which bos lain under water
for 200 yean way explode if brought to
TO PRESIDENT COLLIER.
Every citizen of Atlanta tips his
‘ hat to you and your able associates on
! this glorious day of Atlanta's accom
Beginning at a time when the whole
country was suffering from financial
depression, when no other city in
i America would have entered upon a
workof such magnitude, a time suc
ceeding the holding of the World's
Fair that drained the resources of the
people to the very depths, you have
simply dazed the trainest men of the
world in ti e heroism of your task i nd
the brilliancy of your achievement.
There is not a man woman or child
lln Atlanta who does not chant you/
■ praises on this day of radiant success
lor who does not love Atlanta more
! and feel closer to our common country
lin consequence of the magnificent
I scope of thia mammoth exhibition of
material and artistic resources.
You have dune a world of good for
the city of your hlrtii and sonferret a
blessing on the ihoussndi »f poor who
have been benefitted by the munificent
bounty of your expenditures
A man who can accomplish so much
in material effort, under circumstances
that would have appalled the most
successful, surely is greater than he
who can take a city.
In behalf of the whole people we
thank you and your tireless and able
associates for the notable success
achieved, and congratulate Atlanta on
the proud position that she owes to
your sterling ability and glowing en
TO MRS. JOSEPH THOMPSON
May the choicest kisses of heaven
fall on your brilliant achievement in
giving, together wftt your accom
plished associates, products of the
brain and handiwork of woman that
simply defy comparison.
You and they have labored with
such consummate industry, admirable
tact, imcomparabla zeal, dazzling
brilliancy and beautiful devotion as to
cause the chivalry of your great city
and section to throw their love at your
Be sure that the manhood o.’ this
glorious section, profligate in its nat
ural richness and splendid heroism,
bows in admiring phalanx before your
skill, and stands with uncovered head
in the gorgeous halo of your heavenly
You and your co-workers are verita
ble queens in the sphere of womanly
accomplishment, and the splendor of
your success is enough to adorn the
material world, even as the sweetest
flowers bedeck the gardens of ths earth
in beauty and enrich our Southern at
mosphere with heaven-distilled frag
We bow to you, splendid quern of
the Cotton States Exposition, in pro
found respect, and wish for your Wo
man’s Hoard the Joy and salisfaction
that Is reserved for the most favored of
A Prog With Four Winns.
The curiosity of tropical Africa is tho
wonderful Hying frog, first described by
Bishoff of tlie equatorial African expe
dition, which returned to Europe in the
fall of 1894 This oddity of the reptile
family is about the size of a common
bullfrog and resembles other members
of the order of batrachians in every
thing but its feet, each of which is
wpbbod and enormously enlarged, ao
much so us to form splendid substitutes
for true wings. Tho creature has five
toes on each of tho other two, which
makes four separate membranes on each
of its hind feet and three on each fore
foot, or 14 in all. In his description of
it Bishoff says, “Each leg terminates
in a sort of fan, and with these the lit
tle reptile paddles tho air like a locust,
or like a partially fledged bird testing
its pinions for the first time.”
Although somewhat awkward In its
flight, tho winged frog can dart through
tho air at a speed of about teu yards per
second and can keep itself going for
I ward at that, rato for from 10 to 15 sec
onds. Tho average distance covered by
these spurts of grnsshopperliko flight is
from 75 to 135 yards, but Bishoff men
tions instances where the dying frog
cleared sandy stretches 800 yards in
width.—St Louis Republic.
He Denied the Call.
An English army officer tells an
amusing story of an incident that oc
curred at Maidstone many years ago.
in the time of the old cavalry depot.
On a certain very foggy night there wins
a complete silence, broken only by tho
voices of tho sentries who, at regular
intervals, passed tho usual word down
the line. The officer woke ujf just as
■ tho usual watch was passing, and this
was what ho heard: First sentry, “No.
1, and all’s well!” Then there was
silence for a moment, and a voice called
i into the darkness, “No. 8, and all's
well, and No. 2’s asleep!" Before Na
i 4 could take tip the thread of tho pro
ceedings a voice in which more than n
suspicion of slumber remained cried
hurriedly, "No. 2, and all's well, and
Na B's a liar!"
An Irishman, quarreling with an Eng
Rahman, told him if he didn't bold his
I tongue he wonld "break his impouetra
: ble head and let the brains out of his
The snn throws vertical rays on the
earth's surface only uj.ou an area equal
i to about 85 square miles at any one
THE COMMERCIAL: ATLANTA, GA., WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, SEPTEMBER 18. 1895,
NO CROAKERS berk
The Constitution had an editorial in
today’s issue that might have fitted
some other city, bt.t it has no appli
cation to Atlanta.
There are no croakers in this great
and confident city today if they were
here before, they Lave long since be
come disgusted with themselves and
gone Into acondltiou cf "inocuous des
No. Every atn vsortai snl child
in Atlants today, It sn optlmiit They
sre confident sf ttietr capabill
ties snd hopeful sf thv higbtiienOs
In human accomplishment.
We need dr "l;ast barrel#" tor any
of our people. They are of ns ind fee)
that they art in thsir faliier’i house
And they are, from the poorest to the
God blew at! the peopl* of Atlanta
May they prosper and do well.
DIFFICULTY OF COLLHCTIOS
An exchange iaysi A Cincinnati
man has Jost blown hfmeelf to pieces
with dynamite for tb» sa»s of expiring
ahead ol • taluabir Insurance policy.
If his relatives have- &.« much trouble
collecting ths money > t they did In
collecting him they sr» not particu
larly to be congratulated.
Hold by a Hair.
Tn a gathering of officers after the
Franco-Prussian war u French officer
claimed that the French nation is the
most artistio nation on the earth, and
that her artisans can make a thing of
beauty out of anything, however ordi
nary or crude.
Tho great Prussian general, Von Man
teufel, who was present, plucked a hair
from his shaggy heard, remarking, "Lot
them make something beautiful out of
The French officer sent the hair to a
friend in Paris, telling him the circum
stances and urging that, as the Prus
sians had defeated tho French in the late
war, they should not be permitted to
defeat them in she claim to artistic su
premacy. Giving tho hair to a capable
artisan, with proper instructions, the
result was a beautiful soarfpin repre
senting a Prussian eagle, artistically
wrought in gold, standing on a rock,
and depending from his beak was a sin
gle hair, at the ends of which were two
beautiful gold medallions, on one of
which was inscribed “Alsace” and on
the other "Lorraine. ”
Thus tho artistio ecarfpin aptly de
scribed the political situation: Prussia,
as tho eagle, with its conquered prov
inces dependent, but held by a hair, for
the temper of the people of Alsace and
Lorraine was bitter toward tho Ger
mans, and the tie which held them was
The Bicycle and the Corset.
Tho Paris correspondent of the Lon
don Truth says that tho long vexed ques
tion of the corset is in away to bo set
tled onoe and for all. Neither doctors
nor rational dress reformers will earn
tho credit of the change, thanks being
duo to the oyelo only. Cycle tailors and
trainers in Pans are dead set against tho
‘' There's no answering for your safety,
madams, *' says the trainer, "if yon
must go on keeping your conventional
figure. Yon need every muscle in your
body and every muscle free. A ceinture
just deep enough to sustain the waist
band of your knicks (knickerbockers,
pronounced “knocks”) is all I can al
low you. Indeed tho knicks should be
so light as hardly to weigh on the hips.
The cycling dross should be so light and
elastic that in wearing it one should
scarcely feel dressed were it not for the
We look in Paris on a gown wearing
woman on a cycle as a sprawling cari
catural creature, with no sense of fitness
If our forehead is rigid with wrinkles
before 40, what will it be nt 70? There
is one consoling thought about these
marks of time and trouble—the death
angel almost always erases them. Even
the extremely aged in death often wear
a smooth and peaceful brow, thus leav
ing our last memory of them calm and
tranquil. But our business is with life.
Scowling is a silent kind of scolding
It shows that our souls need sweeten
ing. For pity’s sake let us take a sad
iron, or a glad iron, or a smoothing tool
of some sort and straighten the creases
out of our faces before they become in
delibly engraved upon our faces.—Ex
A Seventh of New York’s Population.
The Jews number fully one-seventh
of the city population, mid whenever
steps are taken that appeal to the sects
in any way, and sectarian representa
tives are included in the movement, it
is unjust not to ask the Jews as well as
tho Catholics and others to be included
The word treacle has undergone an
odd modification. At first it was applied
to such decoctions cf roots or other sub
stances as wore deemed beneficial in
medical practice. Then, as these wore
frequently sweetened, it came to memi
any sweet concoction or confection, and
lastly, as molasses was the sweetest of
all, this name was exclusively applied
We carry the newest and
best styles in Hats and Men’s
We are sole agents for the
Hatters and Haberdashers,
|8 Whitehall Street
i THE RIDING RECORD.
A TRADITION OF THE DAYS OF THE
SANTA FE TRAIL.
Frank Aubrey Went 800 Mile* on Hone*
back In Lee* Than Six Hays, a
Previous Rhle t and Won 815,000 on the
Two Trip*— Killed Tn a Drawl.
Not long ago the writer had occasion
to visit western Missouri. Among one
of tho traditions of the little city of In
dependence, which until the days of the
railroad was the eastern terminus of
the Santa Fe trail, tho following story
was told i
In the old days of the Santa Fe trail
the freighters made one round trip a
season. The Americans very generally
wintered at Independence, while the
Mexican traders naturally put in the
same season at the town of Santa Fe
In the spring the teams were made up,
the wagons loaded, and the long cara
vans of prairie schooners, with their
white tijts and from 5 to 15 yoke of
oxen, began moving out on their long
voyage across the plains.
As was stated, tbesa outfits made only
one round trip per season, the Mexicans
getting rid of their freight at Independ
ence some time along in midsummer
and loading up again for Santa Fe.
while the Americans throw off their
first load at Santa Fe and reloaded again
Along in the late forties an energetic
character named Frank X. Aubrey came
from New York to Independence,
bought a lot of teams and started into
business as a freighter Such was his
push and vim that ho made two trips n
season, starting out from Independence
in the early spring and winding up his
second round tripat that point rather
late iu the fall. Aubrey piled up a great
deal of money at the business and set
such an energetic example that he was
soon recognized as a leader.
With all his business thrift and vigor
Aubrey was also what oue might, call
”a sporting character.” The distance
from Santa Fe to Independence was
about 800 miles. Ono day while dis
cussing freighting and tho length of
time it ought to take to cover the dis
tance between Independence and Santa
Fo Aubrey made the rather bold asser
tion that he could start alone on a sin
gle horse and push through to Independ
ence in eight days himself.
A dispute arose, and tho result was
that Aubrey offered to wager $5,000
that ho could start on a thoroughbred
horse ho hud, of unusual speed and hot
tom, and with the liberty to buy such
horses as ho might need on the way, and
so remount himself as often as he had a
chance, and bo in Independence nt the
stage station in less than eight days of
24 hours each from the time lie left
Santa Fe. The money was covered and
tho wager niuda
Aubrey started and was in Independ
ence, Mo., iu just 7 days and 10 hour
from the time ho said goodby to Santa
Fe. He had remounted himself twice.
Then a second wager was made. The
parties who had lost the $5,000 with rhe
bold New Yorker, after considerable
dickering, managed to make a wager of
SIO,OOO a side with .Aubrey. This tim.
ho was to go from Santa Fo to Independ
euce, a run of 800 miles, in six days.
It was at the best season of the year
There were no rains, while the grass
was good and the trail as hard us a
pavement. Aubrey had tho same liberty
to remount himself as often as he came
upon a horse that ho preferred to his
own. But lie was not permitted to ar
range relays or post horses in advance
along the trail. Indeed ho had no time
wherein to make these arrangements
even if he had desired to and they had
Ho started out of Santa Fe tho even
ing of n Juno day. It was Sunday. Tin
Mexicans looking on argued success tc
the daring rider from the holy character
of tho day All he had with him a
provender was a little dried beef. He ex
pected to get fix>d at tho stage station
along the trail. Saturday afternoon of
the same week he rode into tho public
square at Independence, winning th
race by five hours. Ho was just 5 days
and 19 hours riding the 800 miles, and
had used 11 horses. Ho had had two
brushes with Indians, and hod been
chased by them at the Cimmaron cross
ing of tlie Arkansas, and again at Paw
neo Rock He escaped, however, with
nothing worse thun an arrow through
It is related that when he slipped
from tho saddle at Independence lie
hadn’t slept a wink for 56 hours. By
standers asserted that, he was sound
asleep tho instant he t< uehed the ground.
Aubrey was carried into the hotel and
put to bed, and never opened his eyes
again until Monday morning about 2
o’clock. He thou came around as fresh
as a daisy an?i us hungry as a wolf. He
routed out the cook of tho hotel, made
him come down to the kitchen and cook
him something to eat.. He won $15,000
on these two races, and in the last one
made a record for long distance riding
Just to show how such a man of steel
and zeal may end, it- might be added
that Frank X. Aubrey was stabbed to
death in a brawl in a Santa Fe dance
hall This was some five years after his
great ride Old plainsmen will tell you,
however, of the exploits of Aubrey, and
ho is reverently mentioned with such
worthies as Sublette. Kit Carson, Ecu
Holliday and old Jim Bridger —Wash
WHY tS IT!
Borne find work whore some flnj rest,
Aad so tho weary world piss on.
1 sometimes wonder which is Lest.
The answer comes when life is gone.
Some eyes sleep when some eyes wake.
And so tho dreary night hov.rs go.
Sonio hearts beat whore ectno hearts break.
1 often wonder why 'tie »<>.
Some will faint where eotne will fight;
Some love the tent and •- tno the field.
I often wonder who arc rubt—
The ones who strive or those who yield.
Some hands fold where other hands
Are lifted bravely in the strife,
And so throvgh ages and through laiids
Move on the two extremes of lite.
Some feet halt where some feet tread
!n tireless inarch a thorny way;
Some struggle ou where some have fled:
Some seek when others shun the fray.
Seme swords rust where others clash;
Some fall back where some move oa;
Some flags fnvl where others Cash
Until the battle hae been won.
Some sleep on while others keep
The vigils of the true and brave.
They will not rest MU news creep
Around theii names above a grave.
WHIPPED A PRINCE.
Bow Poor "Tom" Benton Fell Foul of Eng
land's Future King.
Tom Benton occupied for many years
—iu fact, until his death—a responsible
position in the household of Queen Vic
toria. Bentoa, who was of humble birth,
was but a lad at Brighton when bis par
ents died within a few months of each
other. It was shortly after these events
when tho queen’s attention was called
to the young boy under rather peculiar
One day, while Benton was gathering
shells on the beach at Brighton to make
pincushions, which he sold to tho sum
mer visitors, a young boy, nicely dress
ed and about his own age, appeared
upon the scene and scattered, with a
vigorous kick, the accumulated shells.
Benton gathered up his treasures, and
placing them again in a pile warned the
intruder that if he repeated the tuck he
would give him a “good licking. ”
The kick was repeated with even more
vigor than before, and the shells were
sent flying in every direction. . True to
his word, the "poor boy” soundly
thrashed the stranger. It was a close
contest at first, as the lads were quite
evenly matched, but the more fully de
veloped strength of Benton finally
brought him off victorious.
Just as tho melee was over a gentle
man and lady approached, and tho for
mer said: “You did quite right, yonng
man. We have seen the whole transac
tion. This boy is our son, but he war
the aggressor and received the thrashing
he well merited.” A number of ques
tions were asked the lad as to himself
and his family. The replies told the
boy’s life, how the death of his parents
had brought poverty to himself and his
brothers and sisters.
"This is the,queen,” said the gentle
man, who was none other than Prince
Albert, “and tho young man to whom
you administered such a merited whip
ping is the Prince of Wales.” Turning
to the prince, he continued: "You must
send his yonng man to school and pay
for his tuition out of your own pocket
money That cannot add to your punish
ment, but can benefit this poor lad with
whom you picked such an nncuiled for
Thus it was that Tom Benton met. the
queen of England. He was sent to a
school about midway between Portland
and Dover. After completing his studios
there he was taken into her majesty’s
service and remained there his entire
life. Between Benton and the Prince of
Wales there was a-strong bond of friend
ship, such as could exist between true
manly men.—New York Herald.
DEAR OLD LADY.
She Was Going to and Reached
An old woman wearing a pair of gold
eyeglasses was a passenger on one of tho
trains from Buffalo to New York. She
had come through 'from the west, and
the nervous way in which she gathered,
her bundles around her and the number
of questions she asked alt showed that
she was not accustomed to traveling.
When tho traiuboy came through with
his assortment of books, she confided to
him the facts that she was going to New
Y ork to see her son and that she had
not seen him for over a year. She grew
talkative and said:
"My son Albert’s a great preacher.
He is a Methodist., and I am a Metho
dist. I taught him when he was a little
bit of a boy what was right and what
was wrong. He hasn’t been back to see
me for over a year. I live way out in.
Missouri, and he couldn’t get away this
year, bnt ho wanted to see me, and he
sent for me to come on. He preaches in
a big church there, and ho has get a flue
family growing up”—
So she prattled on. Tho trainboy lis
tened to her attentively and succeeded
in selling her a copy of “Tho Quick or
the Dead?" solemnly assuring her that
it was a Methodist religious book. When
ho left her, she began to read it, calmly
at first, then nervously, until she grew
tired. Then she began to nod, and final
ly the book slipped to the floor. The
gray hair reposed on the cushion of the
palace car seat, and its owner dozed
peacefully. • ,
The conductor came through te col
lect tickets, and seeing tho peaceful
sleep of his passenger was loath to wake
her. Finally he leaned over and shook
her gently and said :
“Where are you going, mother ?”
“To Albert's,” was the quick reply
as tho eyes behind tho glasses opened,
and the old woman looked around bet
for >i moment, still unable to tell where
she was. The motherly response touch
ed a sympathetic chord in the con
ductor’s heart, and he carefully looked
after her until the end of the trip and
saw her rush into Albert's arms half
laughing, half crying -
TOM MOORE’S FIRST SWEETHEART
She Was the Heroine of His “Mary, I B.
llevod Thee Trne.”
To the present generation the naim
of Mary Duff is known only by tradition
and by Moore’s poem, says Edward Bok
in The Ladies’ Home Journal. Yet hei
career reads like a romance. It was it.
London that she was born, in 1794 Hei
christened name was Mary Ann Dyke
When she was scarcely 15, she w:i‘
known far and wide as one of the most
beautiful girlsof the neighborhood. Hci
poverty led her to adopt the stage as a
profession, and she and her two sis
ters. also of great beauty, became dan
ccrs at the Dublin theater, where theii
singular grace, comeliness of face am!
person attra. te l immediate attentioi
and admiration. Whenever the Dyke
s’sters appeared, the theater would b<
thronged Aud Mary seemed to be the
favorite of the trio
It was the fashioii cf rhe time at K:1
kenny for gentleman amateurs to giv.
annual public performances for the beu
efit of the pi or vs the city, and it was
on one of these occasions, when the as
sistanceof prehssn.nal ladies from Dab
lin wa- invoke.l. that Thomas Moore,
the Irish poet, was introduced to Mary
Dyke and immediately found himself
passionately in love with her. It was in
the piny, "Fortune’s Frolic," that Tom
Moore personated Robin Roughbead anil
Mary Dyke Nancy.
The Irish p t became Mary Dyke's
verv shadow, aud after awhile he pour
ed forth his great love for her and offer
ed her his hand and heart. But, for
sonic reason, the beautiful Mary did not
reciprocate tho wealth of affection thus
offered her, aud she rejected him. It
was this which led Moore to return to
his room, and in the midnight hour pen
his celebrated love soug, beginning
“Mary. I believed thee trne. ”
A PHILOSOPHER'S ATTIC.
Quaint Combination Greenery and Hen
nery the City.
One of the queerest places in New
York can be found in what looks, from
the street, to be a fanny little gable
roofed house perched jauntily on one
corner of the roof of the Windermere,
on Fifty-seventh street. It is a conserva
tory and observatory in one, a miniature
roof garden, the den of an attic philos
opher. Henry S. Goodale, whose some
what celebrated daughters, Elaine and
Dora, evidently got from him their
Tho attic is reached by a steep nau
tical flight of steps leading up through
a small square hatchway straight into a
wonderful greenery of bloom, a snug
gery of comfort, likewise a hennery,
consisting of one fine brown Leghorn
fowl and a single fluffy, yellow chick,
and a dovecot, where there are softly
whirring wings. It is a charming bit of
Arcadia, high above the ceaseless roar
and heartbeat of a great city, which
under its potent spell seems unreal and
evanescent, like the undulating, elliptic
al rings of smoke' that flcat past the
“attic” windows. The attic is all win
dows, except the floor, roof and the sim
ple matched board dado. The little room
is a symphony in green; the floor is car
peted with dull green denim; tho gablej
roof is covered with burlaps of the same
hue; a green wicker couch is cushioned
in green yachting cloth; a broad green
aud white striped awning shades the
sunny sides of tho little house; all the
carelessly strewn cushions, though of
varying designs and materials, are of
the same general hue, aud green figured
denim draperies on slender brass rods
haug ready to exclude the whole outside
world if it is desired.
But it is the window gardens that
give the greatest charm to tho place.
Long, deep boxes of country earth and
loam give sustenance to thick, tangled
clumps of spicy pinks, old fashioned
rose bushes and honeysuckle vines,
clambering over wire network trellises,
which metaphorically kill two birds
with one stone by literally preserving
the birds—that is, the hen and her
chick —from disaster and upholding the
lacy green drapery of the vines.
Os course tho hen. is not allowed the
liberty of this garden in the air, though
she keeps a vigilant and determined eye
out for opportunities to maraud outside
her own domain, which is quite spacious
enough to keep her hale and hearty,
apparently contented with her lot aud
graciously disposed in the matter of
eggs. Dame Attica Hennica —which is
the hen's classical name —evidently be
longs to a fine old Latin race of fowls,
and her neighbors, the doves, are on the
most amicable terms,—Now York Press.
WANTED FRESH AIR.
Tho K’nff of An am Broke a Custom and
Created a Panic.
Not long ago there was terrible ex
citement at. the royal court of Anam.
The king, Thanah-Tai, who was then 14
years old, was missing. Etiquette re
quires that the Anamese king shall
never leave the royal grounds. He is a
knightly prisoner. But the young po
tentate was not hard to find. Though he
was a king, he -was a boy, and it is nat
ural for a boy, when he has some mon
ey in his pocket, to want to get out aud
That was exactly what the king of
Anam had done. Entirely alono he
had started on a “shopping” expedition
through the streets of Hue. Os course
uo one knew him because he had never
shown his face iu public. Ho was sim
ply a boy, like any other boy, and this
was exactly what he wanted.
But he was treated with great respect
by tho shopkeepers, because he seemed
to have plenty of money. Curiously
enough, the thing which seemed to at
tract him most was a head shearing ma
chine, or hair clipper, and when the
frightened nobles of the court discovered
him at last it was with this singular
implement in his possession.
Ho had already begun an attempt to
experiment with it on the heads of sev
eral small street boys, who were prov
ing rebellions subjects, when tho cour
tiers approached him. prostrating them
selves upon the ground and making
The king no longer goes out shopping,
but he retains his hair clipper as a sou
venir of a happy day of freedom with
the street boys.—Pittsburg Dispatch.
Some Peculiaritlet of Iceberg*.
Derelicts and icebergs are among the
dangers to which vessels are constantly
exposed, the latter being perhaps the
more formidable of the two, because
there are more of them at certain sea
sons, and there is no telling when one
of these monsters may heave in sight.
An ordinary iceberg shows one-ninth of
its bulk above water. During the pres
ent season a number of these masses of
ice—at least 100 feet high—have been
encountered by steamships. It is scarcely
possible to imagine an iceberg with 900
feet of its bulk below water. One cap
tain reports having seen an enormous
field of ice at least 800 feet high and
3,000 feet long. It had evidently but
just turned over, as the upper"portion
was full of sharp angles and pointe, and
the water was trickling down its side.
Oue of tho greatest dangers from ice
bergs is being in their vicinity when
they turn over. The sea currents wash
and melt them into al! sorts of fantastic
figures and points. They melt below so
much more rapidly than above that the
center of gravity becomes disturbed, and
they turn with tremendous force. Some
times tho disturbance is almost equal to
a tidal wave and is sufficient to upset
any small craft that may be in its way.
—New York Ledger.
The Obedient Dog:.
Hero is a dog story by a Putnam
chronicler: "Ono of the most interest
ing and at the same time truthful dog
stories we have heard for some time is
that told by Victor Peloquin, who keeps
a confectionery store on Bridge street
Last winter he went to Canada and
brought back with him a little black
and tan dog. the gift of his father. Ail
went well for about a month, when he
had occasion to reprove him for seme
trivial offense, telling him in French to
•go home.' He saw no more of his dog
and was gractly surprised recently to
receive a letter from his father in Can
ada, informing him that the dog had
returned. He was three months in mak
ing the journey. " —Hartford Coorant.
Tho rain falls upon the just and the
unjust alike. The unjust, however, are
quicker to steal umbrellas, and general
ly fare best in a shower.—Picayune.
ISAAC LIEBMAN & SON,
Real Estate, Renting aud Loans.
2S Peachtree Street.
Sl.cOO buys 4-rcom hcus« and beautiful lot on
Georgia avenue on very easy
Nice lot on Garden near Love street, cheap.
$1 1-50 buys houses ai d lot 50x200 that rent no*
fer $lB, per mouth. This property is situated in
the vicinity of the r.ew depot and h
‘Q’e to onhßEce in the very near future. Rel
gian block, curbing and sidewalk down and paid
s9ooon easy terms buys corner lot 4fixl34 feet
to twelve foot alley on Magnolia street. Ail
street improve men tt dewn.
SBOO on hand to lean immediately on real
IfcAAC LIEBMAN & SON,
29 Peachtree Street.
RETAIL BIRD DEALERS.
Ext msivc Trade Carried on In New York
Almost Exclusively by Germans.
New York city’s extensive trade in
singing birds is carried on almost ex
clusively by Germans. Not only have
they a virtual monopoly of this very,
profitable business, but, furthermore, a
very largo part of the bird importations
coinc from Germany direct. The trade
is chiefly with southern Germany. The
most plausible explanation of the prom
inence of Germans in this business is th*
fact that, above all other qualities, it
requires patience and kindness, two at
tributes in which Germans, and especial
ly German women, excel.
There is in New York a very large
trade in canary birds, and during the
period when a larger share of tho na
tion's commerce was carried on in sail
ing ships than is the case now parrots
and cockatoos were dealt in extensively,
though nowadays they have somewhat
gone out of vogue. Much car© is neces
sary in the business of looking after
birds, for they are subject to many ail
ments which must constantly bo pro
vided against, and without the exercise
of great caro tho entire stock i f the
dealer might be swept away in a short
time. The retail bird business does not
require a very large capital. The loss of
birds by illness is the chief danger to be
provided against, not the indifference of
purchasers, for these arc never lacking
in New York. The ordinary price of a
singing canary is from $1.50 to $2. 75.
The age' attained by birds varies con
siderably—from 3 to 100 years—those
being tho maximum ages: Wren, 3
years ; thrush, 10 ; robin, 12; blackbird,
12; goldfinch, 15 ; partridge, 15; pheas
ant, 15; lark, 13; nightingale, 18; pi
geon, 20; linnet, 23 ; canary, 24 ; crane,
24; peacock, 24; sparrow, 40; pelican,
50; parrot, 60; crow, swan and eagle,-
100 years. There is much less demand
for birds for ornithological displays in
museums in tho United States than in
Europe, and one reason given iu ex
planation of this is the fact that the
museums of most European capitals are
maintainerl at tho public expense, with
out private contributions or the need
of any, whereas in the United States
the appropriations for menagerie and
museum purposes are, generally speak
ing, inadequate and have to be eked out
by private contributions. Tire annual
appropriation for the menagerie in Cen
tral park, including necessary repairs to
the buildings, is only $30,000. Many of
tho animals in the park, and some of
the birds, are lent by private individ
uals. What is true of New York city in
this regard is substantially, true of the
other big cities of the United States,
and so the market for rare birds rests
chiefly upon the purchases of private in
dividuals.—New York Sun.
The Lavish Jenkin*.
In October, 1886, a religiously mind
ed Buckinghamshire farmer named Jen
kins brought his firstborn to the parish
church to be christened, and tliis was to
be the name: Abel Benjamin Caleb Dan
iel Ezra Felix Gabriel Haggai Isaac
Jacob Kish Levi Manoah Nehemiah Ob
diah Peter Quartus Rechab Samuel
Tobiah Uzziel Vanioh Word Xystus
It will be observed that the names
are all arranged in alphabetical order
and are, as far as possible, selected from
Scripture. It was only with the very
greatest difficulty that the clo-gyman
dissuaded Mr. Jenkins from doing the
lasting wrong to his child that ho had
unwittingly devised, but eventually it
was decided to christen the boy simply
The Shakers had their peculiar desig
nation given to them in derision. Dur
ing the religious excitements which
were encouraged by their form of wor
ship, members of this sect often fell in
to convulsive tremblings, sometimes
ending in partial or total unconscious
ness, and this singular phenomenon gave
a name to the sect.
1, u Medic*! Lecture on the Science ol
htproctinUoL «a>l IU relationship to the hu
n.an i see Embracing facts which should be
irao's c b» every luniilj-, especially should b«
io (!>• Lands ol young men. It is written in
• torcefu! sty :, and will not tall ip interesting
every who may posses’a copy. For sale
ri the principal news stands and also room
ty Powtl> Bu'.ldins Priee 25 oenls.
SIOO,OOO earns to sun at 0 and 7 per cent.
Loses made promptly. *20,000 al 6 per cans,
repsyaUe sll per month. Purchase money
notes bought T K. SCOTT, 827 Equitable
bu 11 d: ng.
MONEV TO LOAN.
.C per cent 7 per cent and » per cent Interest m
U Real Estate l.aeatn Atlanta. Ixianeprorr.pt
ly negotiated. Fraxois Foaratsis, No. 1 Nartk
WATCHES. Clocks and Jewelry reptlieSt
skilled work guaranteed; watch., elrsn.d
for $1.00; malnapr ngs fitted, $1 M. j. Wrtwhs.
practical wrtah maker, aS N. Forsyth street/Afr
‘•ma wed.eat,mo. ly
« W ADaiK. FORREST ADA HL
G. W. ADAIR.
Real Estate and Renting Agent
Ne 11 tVill Street, Kimball House.
I hove a beautiful Bve-rocee hoasa, new,
and nicely arranged. In best pan of Edge
wacd that 1 can sell for s23&a
Two very pretty building lots In West En*
■ in one block of car Uno at $730 a piece.
A comfortable eight-room house on White
' hall street, lot 00x125 for L'.iOh.
I ean sell a 200 foot lot In Inman Park at a
great bargain Price stands open only for a
Special bargains In some North Side home*
aud vmuul lots.
G. W. ABAIR.
No. Il Wall Street.