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SATAi; AND FLOWERS.
Diabolic Action of Certain Plants in
The traditional association of th<
personitiei power of evil and a gar
den is. of course, familiar Io all
and the kindred of evolved traditions
form one of the most fascinating
studies of comparative mythology
But it can scarcely be contended thai
it is in any way due to this associa
tion that we find his Satanic majest.)
figuring so frequently in the folk
nomenelature of flowers and shruibs
But such eases are by no means com
mon:; but far, the greater number of
diarbolie appellations refer to some
physical pecularity in the lant whicl
is either attributed to M. le Diable.
or suggests its employmnt by or ef
fect on that potentate. And when
we come to consider the names in
question we realize, says the Londuon
Globe, that. it is by no means the
Miltonie devil that is referred to,
but rather the malevolent and some
times rather contemptible buffoon of
the old miracle plays. And what is
still more remarkable in some eases
we find plants the subjects, so to
speak; of a joint or disputed owner
ship, one claimant to which is the de
vil, while other is often a ca.nonized
saint named in the christian calen
dar. It is not easy for as of the
present age to conceive the mental
phase which nanies. for example, a
hand-shaped flower after a saint or
devil indifferently, as in the case
with one of the orchid family, which
by some is styled "'Mary'e hand"
and by others "Satan's hand."
There does not seem the same viol
ence of absurdity in the custom of as
sociating flow ers or plants with elves
or fairies a: their originators or em
It would be impossible within rea
sonable limits to give all the instan
ces of the devil among the flowers,
but enough may be cited to show that,
as has been said, it is the grotesque,
mediaeval devil, rather than the awe
some fiend of the ology or poetry.
The familiar scabious, owing to the
shape of its root, suggestive of a
mouthful having been taken out of
it, is called the devil's bite. Ex
Splanations are by no me,ans wantin
The ''bite'' was taken in .jealous
rage, because the root in quedtiofl
was thought to be of great medicinal
value, and the arch enemy naturally
begrudged mankind every frae,tion of
it. One of its herapeuti-e uses is as
*a soporie, and the atmosphere of
h-is abode rendering such an agent
quite unnecessary the devil bit of~f
a piece in a dog-in-the-marger spir
it. Another tradition has it that
with this root the evil one was wont
to perform all sorts of marvels till
our lady deprivesdit of the power,
whereupon in irgpotent rage he bit it.
So-me of the devil titles doubtless
date from the time whten, as Shake
speare tells us, to many plants with
a decoroue appellation, "liberal shep
herds give a grosser name,'' and
these can be found in plenty in old
Some plants owe their diaibolie
prefix to the same moral idea that
has been noticed in the case of the
"devil's apples"' of the mandrake.
The herries of tne briony, for *in
stance, are the devil's cherries, and
those of the deadly nightshade de
vil 's berries par ercellence. But it is
not quite easy to understand why
the pretty campion should be the
devil's bower, nor the ox-eyed daisy
his daisy;. still more puzzling is it tc
.account for the garlice being his
*aposy,'' when we1c all to mind the
universal attribute to the garlic of
hostility to the powers of evil-es
pecially when manifested in the vamn
pire form. But this apparent con
tradiction is. noticea'ble also in th'e
case of the my'stie vervain, whi-ch
according to some, .is eminently an
tivenetie, but which old gerarde telh
us "the devil did reveal as a secrei
and dijvine medicine.'' This associa
tion of the vervain with diabolic ae
. tion reminds us that there are r .m
erous plants with which, '"though i1
be not written down'' in their names
the dlevil is connected. Th~e devil iM
said to) exercise the stricter t guar
dianihip over the magical fernseet
(which gives thle power of being 1n
visible). and the onily time it callb
obtained from his eustody is on St
Johna's eve. Juother legend has foi
its subj-ect the favorite sweet.briar
or eglantine, always associated witi
the well known referen-es to it oi
Shakespeare and Milton and Tenny
son. The thorns point downwarc
and the reason given is thati afier
his all the devil essayed to clambhei
up) to heaven by means of it. th<
ed~antine then being a sta.tely tree
But when its proportions were- re
duced to a bush, "'out of sp2 e hie
laae *it thorns in their piesen1
rhe 'olackberry. Merft-c e i'chaelni
dav-and the flk! :e records il
'elude b, (d and new* styles-it
wron"01 . ,,, :t l-aSt iipruden(l'it to l1:
blackberries. i .c on that. day the d
vil-accordin< to locality-spits c
them. treads on them. casts his cloa
over them or throws his club at. the:
-the last injury being one of ty
very few occasions on which the foi
fields is assigned a. weapon other, pe
Ahaps, than the "pitchfork" of son
Hero and Lover.
New York World.
Jake Scherer and Flore:lce Har
$1ian, aged 9, are the best playmat(
nd friends ever. They hre live
for several years in an apartmer
'house at 49 East One Hundred an
Forty-nin.th Street. and each to ti
-other is the sum of perfection.
Jake and Florence didn't seem t
'vbe with the rest of the voungstei
'in their block yesterday afterno"
and went off to take a long wall
Jak e suested Macohr''s Dam Rit
"er Park as a fine place for a rambli
Florenice said that suited her, :
'away the tiwo little folk went.
Florence has that in her soul whic
is characteristi-c of most women
'love for green things s.ad for dangE
'when somebody stronger is at han<
!She spied some beautiful ferr
r'rowing on the edge of the creek i
'the park and wanted them becaus
they were out of her reach. Jak
stood by, warning her to be. carefu
If she would only return to sal
-round he would pluck them gree
things for her. even if he had t
swim to get them.
Florence answered Jake with
la'm-h. "There s no danger.'' sl:
The next instant Florence lost hE
balance and was screaming for hel
in the sweepin2 current of the creea
Jake tossed off his caj and jack(
and took a "header." He came u
beside Florence, pulled her over o
her !back and kieked out for tb
The boy got the girl out of tl
water safely just a.s Sergeant Miel
ey, of the High Bridgze Police Sti
tion, came to the rescue.
'No. vou can '.t do anything," sai
the boy to t.he policem an. aind turi
ing to the girl, he added: "Comn
alog. Florie, and let 's get some d
Nobody Stood Up.
If the question ~were put- lou
enough foil all white men to hea
and if they could vote so loud the
they might be heard: "All in fav<
of reducing the 200,000 negro majo:
ity in South Caroli,na will vot
'ae''there would be an almos
IBut ihow is it to be done? Ki
them off'? No: the la:w and humanit
forbid that. Run them out of ti
state? The law provides a big~ fit
for any one who -tries to pePsuad
them to leave. Natural increase<
population will not do it. but rath'
makes matters worse and worse.
There ie only one way; that isi
induce u.nit. people to come hei
from othier sections of this counti
and fromi the old country. That
why immigtration is advocated.
Nobody is advocating "undesi
able" immigrants either-which r
minds us of an incident that hal
Ipee at an evan.gelistiec meetirz
down near Trenton some years ago.
The evangelist. as the customi
was making~ divers "' propositions.
At last he said: ''Let all who wa:
to go to heaven stand up.''
This wvas too much for a good ol
steward of the church. wtho was a
ready tired of so much bobbing u
and down, and be rose from his set
Iand made this proposition: "No
if there is anyibody here who wan
to go to) hell let him stand uip, I
like to see him."
But nobody stood up.
In God 'We Trust.
Newv Yt1k Xnmerican.
.~a mag. er of fact. hlow mfany <
the exceLlle 1t gzent1lemen wh.o pro'te
.0 violenly are~ familiar with tl
ionge .rf thle United States?
was not until 1864 that the wor<
whose d'isappearanee agitates the
first appeared on the t-wo-cent piec
which has long since been wit
drawn from ciireulation. In 18(
the motto was first stamped on tl
eale. Can~ any of the clergyme
low -o bitterly condemnning Pres
1ent Roosevelt sayV off-haind. wit
out examining the coins. on whi<
pieces oif currency the motto "
God We Trust"' is not to be founm
i there a single one that knows:
an actual fact tihat it appears on tl
qarter alf-doar and dollar si
niany practical men In every-day lie
" ' :" i )( (" n. c 'Ii: (eiix j. ( (iC'.l' S
and l(-tieri-,l:,;i1n (1e and all of thlese
-k co:in,. Her( i., a. :;1impE 10,1 a- to
e- the 'iet of t' Inuti upon the
n daily lifte of the average person.
m One Result of Hard Times.
Ie Neav York World.
ir Harry Payne Whitney mortgaged
r his Fifth avenue mansion to th
e United States Trust Company for
$)0,000. He will pay 5 per cent in
terest for five years.
The mansion. a massive Romanes
que structure, on the southwest cor
t ner at Fifty-seventh street. was a
?s gift to Harry Payne from his fath
er. the late William C. Whitney'. It
t was :he elder Whitney's home until
d h }mil; ntlhe:- f-'r himself on the
S: north e')rner of Fifth avenue and
'The new house ,vas sold after Mr.
Wlhitnev's sudden death to James
. e.rv ( i!ent )$iith fc: a little ov
l hou :h Harry Payne Whitney
e. ha lived in the old Whitney mansion
o f< ' several year., he did not acquire
tie in his own name until last week,
h1 when the deeds of .!it fl.mn William
a C. Whitney were ia-ced on record.
r He married a daughter of the late
1Corne!ius VandeblUt, whose gre at~
mansion was on the northwest cor
n ner at Fifty-seventh street, opposite
e 'the old Whitney home.
e On Iecember 4, 1907, at 10 o'clock
n all of the household goods of Mrs.
o Ann E. Derriel;, deceased., cnsis:in.
of furniture, beds. tables. chairs,
a wardrobes. bureaus, cots, and every
ae thing in di:ing room and kitchen
also everything on place, will be sold I
at the ''Derrick" place one mile
p north of Pomaria cn December 4,
1007. at 10 o'clock by an autioneer.
Olin W. Derrick,
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Effective 12.01 -a. m. (Eastern time)
Sunday, November 24th, 1907, the
leaving time for passenger trains out
of Newberry Union Station will be
No. 15, for Greenville .. 9.07 a. m.
N. 12, for Columbia .. ..10.35 a. m.
No. 19, for Greenville .. 1.25 p. m.
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No. 11, for Greenville .. 5.18 p. n.
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G. L. Robinson,
SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY
We will sell at the late residence
of .Xohn A. Cromer, deceased, Friday,
December 6, 1907, beginning at elev
en %;'clock, t!.e persoaal property of
his estate, except household and
kitchen furniture, consisting of:
1 horse, 3 mules, 1 eow and lshote,
mower, rake, harrow, wagon and farm
implements, corn and cotton seed,
hay, fodder and peas. Fine gun and
Daisy E. Cromer,
.Geo. B. Cromer,
DOWN - DOWN - LUMBER and
building material of all kinds.
Flooring, ceiling and shingles of alU
grades, sash, doors, blinds, laths,
roofings, etc. C. H. Cannon wil1
give the very lowest prices and
meet all competition. He is in for
small profits and large business
NOTICE OF SALE.
I will sell at public outcry., to the
highest bidder before the court house
door, at Newberry, on sales'day in
December, 1907, one nice brood mare
and one mule colt, seven months old.
2t B. T. Bishop.
Agents, wanted at once, previous
experience is not essential, territory
is going fast, write soon if you wish
to make money faster than you ever
did before. Whit today. Address J
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