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RIDING THE BELLS.
Spectacular Feats of the Daring Ring
ers of Seville.
The ringing of a bell is not, as a
rule, a performance particularly trying
to the nerves, but there is one set of
bell ringers the members of which
must know no fear. for a moment of
tremor wouii in ail probability be for
them the moment of death. They are
the bell ringers of the Giirada, in Se
When the city is to make merry on
least days the ringers climb to the
belfry, and then by the aid of a rope
and steps cut in the wall of the tower
each mounts to the bell he is to ring
and stands astride the shoulder of the
brazen monster. Then he presses the
bell with his feet, holding on the cross
piece on which the mass of metal is
Gradually the great bell sways to
the muscular movement of the man
astride it until it acquires a momen
tum that swings the hammer, first
gently and then with increasing force
as the sweep of the bell widens until
the air is. trembling from the giant
blows that strike the massive sides of
The mere vibration of the atmos
phere as the huge bells ring out would
be enough to make an unpracticed
ringer turn dizzy and fall from his
perch. But this is not all, for many
bells are ringing in the belfry- at the
same time in obedience to the move
ments of their riders, and the din is
Notwithstanding all this, the riders
bend and rise and fall with the action
of the bells, now appearing to the ob
server from below to be in a horizon
tal position as the bell reaches the
lmit of its swing and again riding
gracefully to an upright position as
the monster !ways backward with an
other thundering note.
The most extraordinary part of the
daring performance is the sight of a
bell ringer calmly' swaying the bell
while it hangs far out of the belfry
over the city, for the outward swing
sends the counterpoise with the ringer
into space beyond the arch.-Success
HEIGHT AND WEIGHT.
Their Relation to a Man's Chances For
The ideal Insurance risk, from the
point of view of height, is said to be
from five feet seven inches to five feet
nine Inches tal. According to the Na
tinal Fraternal congress, longevity
and build have a close relation; the
greater the variation in height from
the above figure the greater the risk.
Broekbank says that tall men are
not so long lived as their brothers
whose heads are nearer to the ground.~
Men who are both tall and stout are
not as good risks as stout men of me
dium or -below medium height, says a
writer in American Medicine. They do
not bear acute illness so well, and ae
cddents to them are likely to be more
Risks over the allotted limBit of
weight are especially - liable to dia
betes, heart affections, apoplexy, gout,
diseases of the kidneys and arterlo
selerosis; excessive eating and abuse of
aledhol are common among this class.
It Is stated that stout men under forty
are worse risks than those over forty
and under sixty, and that men who
wete unduly fat while they were boys
are considered. poor risks, especially If
the tendency is hereditary.
Stout men are better average risks
than their very thin brothers who are
liable to tuberculosis and disorders of
the nervous system. But for even the
featherweight. thereJa much consola
tion. He bears acute illness better
than the heavyweight, and most of
the people living beyond the allotted
threescore years and ten are of light
build. A slim, wiry, small framed man
is said to be a better risk that a thin
but big boned one.
Men sometimes dream of enormous
wealth stored deep in the earth, below
the reach of miners, but experts aver
that there is little or no ground to
believe that- valuable metallic deposits
lie very deep in the earth's crust. Such
deposits, It Is said, are made by under
ground waters, and owing to the pres
sure on the rocks at great depths the
waters are confined to a shell near the
surface. With few exceptions, ore de
posits become too lean to repay work
lng below 3,000 feet Nine mines in
ten, taking the world as a whole, are
poorer In the second thousand feet
than In the first, and poorer yet in the
A Stationary Growler. -
"Well, how are you making It now?"
"Still in the low grounds."~
"Why don't you climb higher?"
"High climbin' makes my head1
"Well, then, get a move on you."
"Oh, no! I never move until the rent
Is duae!"-AUanta Constitution.
"Was the play exciting?"
"Oh, very! The management had
engaged two leading ladles, and there
was a constant struggle for the center
of the stage."-Louisvile Courier-Jour
Waiting For the Chance.
Marks-My old aunt had not been
dead twenty-four hours when her par
rot died too. Parks-The poor bird
died of gref, 1 suppose. Marks-No;
"So you hare been marked: Did
y'our husband die, or what .
"'The latter,"-Chicago Rec'rd-Her
In England It Assumes a Number
of Curious Phases.
THINGS THE KING CANNOT DOI
He Is Barred From Accepting Gifts
From Individuals, He Must Not Be
long to a Club and May Not Marry
Without Parliament's Consent.
It may sound a little curious, but
there are quite a .number of things
which, despite his exalted position as
sovereign of the realm, King George
V. cannot do. These disabilities range
over all sorts of matters and concern
etiquette, politics, religion and law.
To begin with etiquette, it is an estab
lished practice that his majesty must
never call upon or grant an audience
to a foreign monarch except in the
presence of a responsible minister.
Etiquette also precludes him from ac
cepting a gift which a loyal subject
may wish to make him. Should, how
ever, the gift be a joint offering the
prohibition does not apply. This en
ables King George to accept gifts
which are subscribed for by a number
of people together.
A king never writes a letter to any
body outside his family circle. All
other correspondence has to be con
ducted through one of his secretaries.
Nor does King George accept invita
tions to dine or stop with a subject.
What he does when he wishes to pay
such a visit is to invite himself. An
other strictly observed point of eti
quette is that -on ascending the throne
a king shall withdraw from any clubs
to which he has hitherto belonged.
Similarly he cannot become a Free
Mason, and if he happens to be one at
the date of his ascension he, must re
sign from the craft. King George,
however, has not been initiated.
Even in affairs of the heart a sover
eign must bow to the will of others.
Although King Cophetua might have
loved and shared his throne with a
beggar maid, the royal marriage act
would render the occurrence of any
such romantic union impossible in Eng
land. Members of the .blood royal
must have the wmtoa. of parliament.
before they can marry, and this would
certainly not be accorded unless the
birth and position- of the lady were
An English king's position toward
the law is somewhat peculiar. Theo
recally heisSabov'ethe law. Iniprae
tie, however, he has to obey it, just
as have his subjects. He must ob
serve the established legal system of
the country. Any royal proclamation
which he issues is only binding in so
far as It is i'ounded upon an existing
law. It cannot alter the common law
&r create a new offense, nor can a
ing set up private tribunals, such as
the star chamber, or add to the juris
iction of a court. By a special act of
parliament It has also been decided
that If his majesty were to lose an ac
tion brought against him by the reve
nue authorities he would be liable for
the payment of costs.
By the law of the land the king can
not possibly commit an offense. Any
inury or wrong suffered by a subject
at his hands has to be attributed to
the "mristake of his advisers;" hence
It h:ippens that 'King George Is the
only person in Great Britain who can
not arrest a susp-ected felon, even If
such a one were to be seen by him en
tering Belngham palace or Windsor
astle. The reason for this Is because
no action for wrongful arrest could
lie against him, and therefore If the
person arrested by him were proved
Innocent there would then be a wrong
without a remedy. Another legal dis
ability of the king Is that he Is barred
of all rights In matters relating to land
after alapse of sixty years. Helis also
prohibited from serving on a jury or
from giving evidence.
~Until so comparatively recent a pe
riod as 1870 If a subject were convict
ed of treason or felony the king could
claim his property. Another lapsed
prerogative of the crown is one known
as "corody." During Its existence a
dng who wanted to advance the in
terests of a royal chaplain could com
pel a bishop to support such a clergy
man until a benefice had been found
for him. Nowadays he has not even
the right of founding a bishopric or
reating ecclesiastical .jurisdiction.
Similarly he must always be a mem
ber of the Chu'rch of England and
annot change hIs religion.
The theory that the king "reignsi
but does not govern" is amply borne
out by the political system of the
ountry. While the members -of par-1
liament are his majesty's "faithful
ommons," they have certain privi
leges which he himself does not pos- E
sess. Thus King George can summon:
r prorogue parliament at will, but he '
cannot prolong It beyond a definite
period. Similarly he is absolutely de
baied from Imposing any sort of tax
ation whatever without first securing
the consent of parliament. So jeal
ously guarded is this privilege that a1
ing cannot create new officers with
new fees or annex new fees to exist
ng officers, as such a course would'
e considered as imposing a fresh tax.
n bygone times, however, when an
English monarch was in want of funds
e would levy~ taxes right and left a?id
;without asking anybody.
The fra.ncise does not extend to Eng
ish monarchs. King George is one
of the fe&v men possessing a -genuine
stake in the country without the priv
liege of reccrding a vote. - London
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SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY.
We will sell to the highest bidder
mn Tuesday, July 25, 1911, all the per
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seased, at his late residence near Po
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wagon with harness; 1 buggy with
1arness; 1 milk co wand young calf.
Earmng tools, househiold and kitchen
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sale to commence at 10 a. m. Terms,
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Tortured for 15 Years. -
sy a cure-defying stomach trouble that
saffied doctors, and resisted all reme
lies he tried, John W. Modders, of
Koddersville, Mlch., seemed doomed.
Ee had to -sell his farm .and give up
work. His neighbors said, "he can't
ive much longer." "Whatever I ate
listressed me," he wrote, "till I tried
Electric Bitters, 'which worked such
wonders for me that I can now eat
hiings I could not take for years. Its
surely a grand remedy for stomach
:rouble." Just as good for the liver
~ud kidneys. Every bottle guaranteed.
2nly 50c. at W.- E. Pelham's Drug
I will furnish a first class barbecue
it Silverstreet. on Wednesday, July
20. Everything nice and well and
~easonably cooked. J. C. Blair.
"'I would like to guide
suffering women to a sure
cure for female troubles,"
writes Mrs. R. E. Mercer,
of Frozen Camp, W. Va.
"I have found no med
ici:ne equal to Cardui. I
had suffered for about
four years. Would have
headache for a-week at a
time, until I would be
nearly crazy. I took Car-.
dui and now I never have
the headachle any more."
The Woman's Tornfo
The pains from which
many women suffer every
month are unnecessary.
It's not safe to tru1st to
strong drugs, right at the
time of the pains.
Better to take Cardui
for a while, before and
after, to strengthen the'
system and cure the cause.
This is the sensible, ~
the scientific, the right way. P
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