OF ODD DESIGN
Timepieces of Long Ago Were
Masterpieces of Art.
Mary Queen of Scots Had a Collection
of Watches of Peculiar and
The fragile watch of dainty pattern
and design v hich today is a favorite
among woma is in striking contrast
to some of ie watches whlch were fa
mous <en:::rws ago.
Many of hwse were of enornous
size and (11 t:.e s: orna.1e (.egn, re
muarks a w:zer in the eaairol in
Mary Qutn of Scots wa : le's
sessor of a kaihs he::d Iith h!,
was of silver git ami :!t e'.n'e
ly ornarienited. The : : a 'he
skull bore ilt syniiols of d':t !.
cythe and hour.dass plat d I : we.o
a palace and a cot: :- to show ti:, a
partiality of the grim detst 'oyt r. A '
the ba:k of the skull was Titi. .e
stroying all things, and at the T411 of
the bead, scenes of the Garden of 1den
and the crucifixion. The watch w-as
opened by reversing the skull, plac
ing the upper part of it in the hollow
of the hand and lifting the Jaw by
the hinge, this part being enriched by
engraved representations of the hoiy
trinity, angels and shepherds with
their flocks. The works of the watch
formed the brains of the skull and
were within a silver envelope which
acted as a musically-toned bell, while
the dial plate was in the place of the
palate. The curious work of art was
made at Blois and, at her death, was
bequeathed by Mary Queen of Scots
to her maid of honor Mary Seton, in
1587. It afterward came into the
possession of Sir John Dick Lander.
Another skull watch which once be
longed to Mary Queen of Scots by its
Inscription and date, 1560, shows
that Francis H of France presented
it to his young wife many years be
fore watches were supposed to have
been brought to England from Ger
Queen Mary was evidently a collect
or of watches of unique design. She
is said to have possessed one in a
case of crystal, shaped like a coffin,
and another made at Rouen, in which
a thread of catgut supplied the place
of a chain.
Some of the early watches were so
small as to be set in the head of
walking sticks, the clasp of bracelets,
or in pendants, and there is a record
of a striking watch which was
mounted in a ring, in the year 1542.
At the Strawberry Hill sale Queen
Victoria purchased a little clock of
brass-gilt, which had been presented
to' Anne Boleyn by Henry VIII, upon
their marriage in 1532. It is richly
chased and engraved and is still at
The clock placed in one of the tow
ers at the palace at Hampton court
in 1551 Is said to be the oldest Eng
lish-made clock extant. When in ac
tion It shows the motions of several
of the planets. The dial and several
of the wheels attached to the back of
the dial still remain.
Carrier Pigeon's Swift Flight.
A carrier pigeon, the record of
which has been used for the piurpose
of comparison with the performance
of man on the 220-yard course, was
the property of A. E. Harm:an. The
race took place at Washington, where
this sport is very frequently indulged
in. The record of this particular flight
is preserved in the records in the Mu
seum of Natural History, and was tak
en from the Washington Star of Sep
tember 17, 1901. According to the
best authorities available, the record
made by Mr. Har-man's pigeon has
never been equaled, although it was
established almost two decades ago.
On this occasion the race was be
tween about 20 birds. The pigeon of
Mr. Harmnan came in first, and his best
time was 1,782 yards for the first min
ute of flight, which means 7 463-89l1
seconds for 220 yards.
So. of the four officiai records it
will be noted that while a runner has
made his 220 yards in 20 4-5 seconds,
the carrier pigeon is almost three
times as fast.
The Army of the Disabled.
The international labor bureau at
Geneva has prepared statistics showing
the number of men disabled during the
great wvar. France leadis the list with
1,500,000 soldiers crippled or other
wise permanently injuredl: Germany
runs a close second with 1,400,00. Al
lowing for the smaller population of
France. this means that French ind;
try must support a heav-ier burden of
the incapacitated than German. Great
Britain c-ontriblute's 1,174,'% to the
army of disaled: Italy.v 574 -,NN: -h
United States, '.N(.(O: Czecho-Slc a.
land. 150,000;: Canada. %000: Rou
mania. 4,N00 Belgium. 40,(94b. F
cept foir Germlany and parts of the old
Austria-llumflary which are now' allied
states. Iih' statistics of former enemy
count ries are lack ing. Russia disabidl
ity statisth-5 are also wanitinig. But
even without these the armay of the
disabled reaches thme impriessive anmd
terrible total of more than 5..-M,0O,.
From the Independent (N. Y.)..
Victim of Sympathy.
"Why are you so frequently discon
"I dunno." replied Farmer Coirnto
sel; "mehbe I wouldn't be if all the
politicians I met didn't seem to think
It was a p)art of their regular businesy
to sympathize with me about some
TOO LADYLIKE FOR "GRAMAM
Old Gentleman Couldn't Recall Sailon
in His Time Doing Anything
Like Skipping Rope.
Grampa served in the navy quite a
while ago-under Admiral Farragut 01
John Paul Jones or some of those per
sons. In those days, you remember
all sailors wore Horace GreeJe3
whiskers and had, either. a profant
parrot, a wooden leg or a girl In every
port. Grampa's granddaughter, - Cor
delia May, keeps company with a ma
chinist's mate, first class, on the de
stroyer Dyer, now with the other do
stroyers in the Hudson river.
His name is Buck.
Buck thought Cordelia May would
like it if he invited Grampa to come
along with her to visit the Dyer. Cor
delia May didn't like it at all, as a
matter of fact, but Grampa accepted
"How'd you like it, Par' inquired
Cordelia May's mother, when Grampa
got back home. "Djhave a good time?'
"I did not," said Grampa.
"What did Cordelia May do?" Ma
thought she. knew rigljt away where
to hang the guUt. But she was wrong,
"She didn't do nothin' except gawk
at that lubberjf her'n," said Grampa,
"but the navy's gone, t'hell, that's
"No such a thing," demurred Ma
"They leave here first o' May for New
port. an' you heard Buck say that your
self." - - t
"Sissies! Old ladies! Milk an' wa
ter boys!" Grampa exploded. "Why,
Mary, guess what the first thin:: I saw
on that frigate was?"
Ma had never served on a destroyer,
so, of course, couldn't guess.
"Why, I see a great big lub of a lad
and what was he doin' but skippin
rope ! Skippin' rope,. mind ye! A
sailor skippin' rope! I look-d about
me expecting to find the rest of the
crew playin' postoffice with one an
other. Skippin' rope:"
Grampa groaned at the thought.
Buck meanwhilq had arrived and
overheard. He gave. the loud, raucous
laugh of a machinit'. mate, first class
who is amused at something.
"Don't say a word to him," he cau
tioned Ma and Cordelia May later
when Grampa had gone to bed tc
dream of John Paul Jones playing tid
dlywinks with Admiral Farragut on a
rose-bedlecked battleship. "Don't say
a word, but the guy he saw skipping
rope is Soakem Slocum, the heavy
weight champion of the flotilla. lle'
getting in trim for the bouts up at
Newport."-New York Sun.
Says Americans .Avoid Sunlight.
One feature struck me in the schools,
and it also struck nie in the hotels and
in private houses, and that is the
avoidance of sunlight. A well-conduct
ed window in America must have lace
curtains drawn across it, and twc
blinds,. o'ne brown and one green
pulled accurately half-way down
Even in the great country houses
where no one coul look in, and nc
one look out without seeing spacious
lawns and flower 'beds, the curtains
are closed and the blinds are drawr
half-way down. Living in them Is likE
living in the house of anowner who i!
The electric light is all the timi
turned on full. Even in the hotels 11
you leave your room for half an hour
having raised your blinds, you wil;
find them carefully drawn down agair
on returning. The large number 01
folks-clerks in offices, workers in fac
tories, attendants on elevators, bell
boys and hotel clerks-who live thei:
life in artificial light forms a largE
percentage of the population, and this
absence of out-door life may accoun1
to some extent for the pallid and sal
low complexion of those who have tE
endure it. It certainly cannot bi
healthy.-Sir Arthur E. Shipley in thE
Didn't Do the Expected.
"It is hard tO forecast what a per
son will do or say under atress," saik
a former army officer.
"We were taking a troop trair
through a town In Kentucky durin;
the war, when a sergeant came up t4
me and said that the town was thi
home of one of the men, who had beer
married just before he joined the army
and that if wve were going to stop fo:
any length of time, perhaps the mar
in questionl might he permittedi to se'
"I hustled around and got word t<
the wife that her husband was on thi
troop trait. She came a few minutes
before the train was ready to leave
The soldier rushed out to meet hel
and instead of throwing his arm
aroud~ her he reached Into his blous
pocket andl handed her a handf'ul o
cigars! Rather peculiar thing to d
after leaving your wilfe andl enlistin
andl being under sealed or'hers tha
proably were taking you to Frsxnce
Boot Soles Fertilizers.
May detvices la vg b een sug.ges! e(
for the utiliz.ationl of (I arm, hao
sl.the chie'f be'in;; ('(neeQrnIet wit]
fuel wroduction. But a1 perodil] th
Fertilzer, proposes to use them fo
stiaulting the growth of beans an'
Te plan s'uggested is that o)f car
ho7ing part of the leather into amp
lack and extracting sulphate of amr
mnonia from the residue.
It sounds rather l-ike putting one'|
foot ui (one's mouth: but even that is
way of rpaking both ends meet.-LonL
Child in bis (to stranger)-Daddy
Mother -Hush, darling, that isn'
daddy. That's a gentleman--Lndol
FAIRFIELD COONTY NEWS AS
TOLD BY CORRESPONDENTS.
(Continued from page one.)
G. Hamilton and ftnily delighted us
with their presence in our commun
Misss Annie Robinson has been
very ill for the past week. Her many
friends hope she will be v'ell soon.
She is not any better at this writing. i
Our colored friends had a mass i
meeting at Mt. Zion on Sunday. They
favored a number of their . white
friends with invitations. They had
a good meeting. We hope they can ]
soon finish their church and have a
comfortable place in which to wor- 1
A large crowd was gathered on I
the church ground Sunday. i
There will be no service, either I
preaching or Sunday school, at Beth- i
el church on July 17, owing to the 1
fact that the congregation desires I
to go to the county interdenomina- I
tional association convertion at
Fairfield Baptist church.
It seems to me that this would be
a good time for our commissioner to
have the road from Rockton via. t
Castle's store to the covered bridge
on Cedar creek worked, or at least the 2
holes filled, tnd I would suggest to t
Mr.. T. E. Leitner, our road commis
sioner, whose road sense, judgment
and economy have never been 1- ii
tioned, that he borrow an outfit from !
the supervisor, consisting of the
necessary implements to do road
work. I am sure that Mr. Boulware
will be glad to assist in any way I
he can to have this much needed work
done. Of course I know that we have
no chain gang and that the hands
'STOP and 1
his car. Ask hi
esting story at
morous to evi
man who weni
Finally U. S
Tires ever sinc
Perhaps it's th
Tire buyers that
phatic in their pre
:bat repair the road will have to be
)aid, but I understand that there is
i statute providing for the expendi
! of commutation ttxes in the
listricts from which it is paid,
and as there has never been any ex
pended in this district within my
recollection we ought to have a nice
ittle sum to draw on.
Labor will be plentiful and cheap
n August, and I hope that Mr. Leit
ier will take the matter up with the
upervisor at once.
The boll weevil is getting in some
good work in these parts. W. W.
Ligon reports that they are not only
ating his cotton, but the other day
:he wash was hanging on the line
tbout 11 o'clock tnd at 4 o'clock when
;hey went to take it in everything
hat had a cotton thread in 't I- ad
)een eaten tnld the weevils were pil
ng the buttons up on the ground.
Now, knowing the man as I :1o, I
iardly believe that statement, for hei
vas a charter member of the first
Annanias cluu that was organized
n the county and was soon promoted
;o president on merit.
I have been reliably informed that
or old friend who recently moved
-o Chester has been classed by the
ood people of that town as a high
.oned and respectable loafer. I am
,lad to learn that the old man is
noving in high class up there, for
;hat is where he belonged when he
ts a citizen of Rockton.
Mrs. Carr, of Branchville, is vis
ting her sister, Mrs. J. D. Delleney.
Mr. Thomas, a layman of Colum
ia, conducted tht services at the
Episcopal chapel Sunday morning at
Mr. tnd Mrs. J. T. Young received
U. S. NOBBY T
Where the going is pe
with snow, mud or am
country where maximum
the road is a factor, no oth
yet devised is quite so efi
wholly approved by mot
ion, as the U. & Nobby
Its very simplicity-th
diagonal knobs, gripping
is the result of all the ye
Rubber experience with
of road the world over.
alk to the next man everythir
with U. S. Tires on bargains'
m why. tinued Ii
ou'll hear an inter- They's
out his tire experi- good repi
the answer was it is. V
wasted. Promises back it ui
le on the road-hu
ery one except the Thr
:through it. You
.Tires. And U. S. sized up,
e experience of U. S. Sold to
makes them more em- Square-d<
ference than ever this reputable
as befits t
men have tried most largest ru
d States ~
ield Motor Co.
many congratulations on the arrival
of a little daughter Sunday, July 10.
Mr. J. W. Humphries has returned
home in Winnsboro, after spending
a while with Mrs. J. W. Humphries.
Mr. Wesley Rutland has returned
to Columbia, after spending the week
Messrs. Joe Humphries and John
Delleney spent Tuesday in Colutnbia,
visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. C. F. Davis, of Columbia, vis
ited the community Sunday.
Miss Lucy Delleney spent Sunday
with Miss Katie McKeown, of Green
Miss Jessie Lee Humphries spent
Thursday night with Miss Helen
Lyles, of Greenbrier.
Miss Elizabeth Syngletery, of
Branchville, is visiting Miss Rebecca
Messrs. Raymond and Edgar
Timms, and Misses Annie Lee and
Mtrgaret Young spent Sunday with
Miss Emma Mae Yom:V.'
i Mssrs. Joe Humphries and Maxey
Young. visited Hickory Ridge Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Rutland, Jr..
visited the community recently.
Rev Hynes, of Coluibla, condacted
the services at Union chapel Satur
day tnd Sunday night.
We were glad to have with us
Sunday Rev. J. B. Traywick, of Ches-t
Misses Helen Lyles, Lula Mae Fel
lows and Katie McKeown, of Green
brier, spent Monday with Miss Lucy
Mrs. John Swearengen and little
son, John, Jr. were the guests --ur
ing last week of Misses Nan and
Messrs. J. B. Yarborough, W. T.
2d, in hilly
tr tire tread
active, or so
ree rows Of
ars of U. S.
ig by the way of "staggering
, "hurrah discounts", "discon
nes at less" and so forth they
iat not to get.
vant a fresh, live tire. With a
itation. That's everything it says,
rith the people behind it who
are 92 U. S. Factory' Branches.
Local U. S. Dealer is drawing
n continually to keep his stocks
complete-to give you service.
'ver he gets one or a hundred
a a U. S. Factory Branch, they
v made this season's tires.
you at a net price. Full values.
ealin~g. A reputable maker. A
dealer. The whole transaction
he leadership of the oldest and
bber organization in the world. U.
I Rubber Ci
Glenn and Vivian Glenn motored to
Newberry Wednesday. On the re
turn trip they stopped over in Pros
perity to witness the ball game be
tween that town and Jenkinsville..
The Jenkinsville boys are more lucky,
at home than abroad, so the game.
went to Prosperity.
Mrs. C. B. Douglass left last Fri
day for an extended visit to friends.
in Johnson City, Tenn.
'he Monticello ball team came dwn:
and played the Jenkinsville team last.
Friday afternoon. The result was a.
victory for Jenkinsville.
Mrs. J. S. Swygert, Jr., has re
turned home, after a visit to New
berry and Greenwood. ,
Mr. Thomas McMeekin, of Colum
bia, spent the week-end at his home'
Miss Elizabeth Glenn has returned
home, after a visit to her aunt, Mrs.
John Ragsdale, in Greenville. She
was accompanied home by her cous
in, Miss Elizabeth Ragsdale.
We had a very fine rain yesterday
afternoon and things are looking bet
ter this morning. ?
Mrs J. E. Swearingen was in our
community several days, while Mr.
Swearingen was attending a meeting
of superintedents in Des Moines, Ia.
Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Glenn spent
last Sunday and Monday in Lykes
land with their daughter, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs Mullineaux, who have
been living at Wallaceville for sev
eral months, have left for Virginia,.
their future home.
Mr. and Mrs. W. 13. Yarborough!
and son were in Winnsboro on Fri
(Continued on sixth page)
Inte Stts e
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. RED U& REATBE
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