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JACK SPRAT AND HIS WIFE, j
The Origins! Couple Were an English
Churchman and His Mate.
You know all about .1 at-k Sprat and '
his wife. You have hud occasion more;
than once to call unkind attention t<>
the lean husband and the fat wife :
who contrived between them to de j
vour all the meat on the platter. Do!
you belong with the large majority ol
those who have given any considera
tion to the subject, whtf are satisfied
that Mr. and Mrs. Sprat came into existence
in the fertile brain of old
Mother Goose? If so you must rate it i
* 1 A fk.
as an dmencaD pruuuciiuu uuu >u<
Sprats as a typical American couple
That thej could have developed as a
type in the early New England days
when the lif? ef the women f waparticularly
hard, seems impro^.e.
No; the Sprats did not grow iu tbv j
soil of the cutties. Of this vomfort
inc fact there te the best evidence
Long before &e pilgrim /athers land
ed on Plymoiifc rock a great English
dignitary ba4 fceeo made the victim
of ridicule 5b bad rime. The veree.
-which begaa with the words, ,4Archdeacoa
Pratt cesLd eat no fat. bis wife
could eat ae was included in a
collection of ULfiieat proverbs and roik
songs that waj published by Jame#
Howell, the famous London lexicographer,
in lOdtt. Tha quatrain ends with
the enttghteaieg statement. - 'Twlxt
Archdeecoi Pratt and Joan his wLfe.
the meat w** eat up clean.** JameB
Orchard HaBiwell revived the old
satire in his "Nursery Rhymes of England,H
published in 1845.?St Louis
ir uiAnl IMA I IBftPOT MTV
I ML YVUHLU d LHnULOl Ulll.
It l? a Tumbledown Place In Mexico
and la CaJIfd Namiquipa.
Namiquipa, ia the state of Chihuahua,
Mexico, has the distinction of being
the largest city in the world. Its
site covers an area of 444 square miles,
or approximately 284,000 acres, its exact
boundaries having been fixed some
' 300 years ago by a charter from the
then king of Spain, who gave the land
to some colonists from Castile.
The greater part of the city site, however,
is unbuilt upon, andt as regards
the built over portion, many of the
bouses, originally constructed of sun
dried brick, are iu ruins.
Next to Npmiquipa the biggest city
of either ancient or modern times was
undoubtedly Babylon. Recent excavations
have uncovered the old walls,
and they are found to have measured
fifteen miles each way, inclosing the
city in the form of a perfect square.
An easy arithmetical calculation shows
US luai iiie aicu vi duuj iuu iusiuc tutr
wills, therefore, was 225 square miles,
or 144,000 acres. Compared
with such figures as these
Birmingham with 8,420 acres, Norwich
with 7,472 acres and Glasgow with
6,111 acres are almost in the nature of
small villages. Yet these are the thre?j
^biggest British cities?that is to say.
they contain within their civic bouuda
ries the biggest area of ground.
The cty .of London proper contains
^ l a 4 a
N no mure luau auous o-tu acres, apprua-i
tnateiy one square miie.?London Tele
The druids were evidently <3f verv
:great antiquity, for there cannot be
f much doubt that it was one of their
customs that Vergil had in mind when
he wrote in the "Aeneid." vi. !42, that
Anlr Tymono oAr ncc fV\t* o lirin(T
IJJC VUi? iUtUiiO VI C4S-V t.-O IVl (4 11 ? XXX
. mortal to the world of spirits was the
carrying of a golden twig which grew
in a dark and thick grove." The resemblance
of the story "to the druidical
rite is perfect. The druids practiced
their rites in dark groves. !f a
mistletoe was discovered growing
upon an oak a priest severed it with
& knife, and a festival was held under
the tree at winch two miiK wmte
bulls were offered as a sacrifice. This
was a sacrifice to the sun god. and the
mistletoe, from its pale greenish yellow
tint, was regarded as a kind of
vegetable gold and was accordingly
looked upon as being a fit offering to
Birds of a Feather.
Frederick Leveson-Gower in his reminiscences
relates that when he visited
\lrto/>r>tc In Iftrlft frtp tho MrrtnoHrin r\f
Alexander II. "opposite our house durB
Ing the procession was drawn up a rcgB
iment called Paulovski, formed by the
W Emperor Paul, all the men haying
f turned up noses and therefore resembling
him. It seems it was the fashion
to compose regiments of men all haying
the same features. The late emperor
had re^i-uits sent to him and told
, them off according to their looks. There
^ is one regiment of men all marked with
f the smallpox."
/ Carpet Mills.
. j The first carpet mill in America was
y not established until after the close of
tho "R^vnlirHnn T* was in 1791 fit
I Philadelphia, that carpet making as an
I \ industry was born in the United States.
II Since then, however, this country has
U ^become pre-eminent in carpet making.
wL -"Some men say," remarked the beau M&&1I
heiress, "that I have no heart"
11 that doesn't matter/' replied the
rqpoor but willing youth. "I'll give you
More Like It.
"Now they say they can weigh the
"By the ounce?"
"I Imagine by the scruple.**?Kansas
That's the Place,
Church?Your face looks as if .fc had
been cut In several places. GothamNo,
only in one place?my barber's.?Yonkers
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Connie Mack's Trick on Cap Anson and
the Foul Strike Rule.
There may have been better catchers
than Connie Mack, but none any fox
ier. Connie was with the Pirates back
in 1893, when he played a little trick
on Cap Anson that won a game for
Ad Gumbert was pitching for the
Pirates and got himself into a hole.
Chicago filled the bases in a hurry, and
only one man was out. Cap Ansou
came to bat
In those days Cap was a terror to
pitchers. The situation was serious
Cap had a way or taking two singes
and then lighting on the third one for
And so it was hart. Gumbert floated
I two across, and Cap didn't blink an
Suddenly Connie Mack stepped aside,
while Gumbert held the ball, and took
off his mask. He wiped his brow,
tossed his glove aside and started removing
his cheat protector.
Anson was amazed. He looked
around and glanced with wide open
syes at Mack. "What's the matter.
Connie T he inquired. "Ain't you go^
? --O-A U11V
Ulg LU give xuo a ?*. t>?? .
As be spoke Connie signaled to Gumbert,
and ha whipped a last one
straight across. Mack reached out his
chest protector and blocked the ball.
Then he grabbed it as It relied away,
touched the pfcte, forciug the man who
was on third, and then, throwing to
first, doubled Anson. The Cap was so
surprised he didn't even try to run.
Behind every change in rules lies a
pretty little romance of one kind or another.
According to George Moreland,
it was McGraw and Thomas who
forced the foul strike rule.
In the early nineties tnose two rueu
were so adept in knocking fouls until
they got one they could hit that they
delayed the game indefinitely. It wa?
nothing extraordinary for them to
crack out twenty or so fouls in a single
time at bat
Like the expert cricket batter, they
could tick the ball at will, just meeting
it. They worried pitchers so that
finally, in desperation, they would lay
one across, waist high, and they'd
crown it?Cincinnati Enquirer.
VICE PRESIDENT KING.
He Took the Oath of Office Abroad, bu1
Did Not Like to Serve.
William Rufus King, born April 6
1786, died April 18, 1853, was a vice
president of the United States whc
never served in that capacity and ont
who took the oath of office on foreigr
soil, something which can be said ol
no other executive officer who has evei
been elected by the people of this coun
try. King was an invalid, but his
friends urged him to take second plac<
on the ticket with Pierce in 1S.12.
Both were elected, but Mr. King'.'
health failed so rapidly that be was
forced to go to Cuba some two month:
before inauguration day. Not having
returned to the United States bj
March 4, congress passed a special aci
authorizing the United States consul ai
Matanzas, Cuba, to swear him in as
vice president at about the hour wher
Pierce was taking the oath of office ai
This arrangement was carried out t<
a dot, and on the day appointed, at (
plantation on one of the highest hills it
the vicinity of Matanzas, Mr. King wa:
made vice president of the Unitec
States amid the solemn "Vaya vol coi
Dios" (God will be with you) of th<
Creoles who had assembled to witness
the unique spectacle. Vice Presiden
King returned to his home at Cahaw
I ho Ala nrrivinp- at that Dlace Apri
17, 1Su3, and died the following day.
An Essay on Woman.
A woman is sometimes fugitive, ir
rational, indeterminable, illogical ant
contradictory. A good deal of forbear
ance ought to be shown her and a goot
deal of prudence exercised with re
gard to her, for she may bring abou
innumerable evils without knowing it
Capable of all kinds of devotion and o
all kinds of treason, "monster incom
prehensible," raised to the second pow
er, she is at once the delight and th<
terror of man.?Amiel.
The Daring Little Humming Bird.
Courage has little or no relation fc<
bodily size. The humming bird is th<
smallest of birds, but also one of th<
most fearless and pugnacious. He at
tacks kingbirds and hawks, and thos<
tyrannical creatures, though of mon
strous size in comparison, seem not a
all ashamed to fly from his onsets
The fights of humming birds amont<
themselves are often fierce and pro
"It says here," said Mrs. Diggin, lay
j ing down the paper, "that telephon
! girls make very satisfactory wives."
"On the theory, I dare say," said Mi
Diggin, "that by the time they marr;
they have got all the violent conversa
tion out of their systems and reall;
yearn for rest and quiet"?Puck.
The Gilded Man.
At the headwaters of the Orinoc
Spanish traditions located the land o
Ei Dorado, "the gilded man," a poteD
tate whose country was so rich in goli
dust that he had his body anointei
with oil and sprinkled with gold ever,
morning, so that he shone in the sui
as though gilded.
Bill?I see that the life of a dolla
bill Is about fourteen months. JU1|
Well, if some of them could talk the
} could testify to a misspent life.?Yoe
j kers Statesman.
I0n? In Switzerland That Is Famed For
Its Roof Paintings.
Probably no town in the world has
Buch strange bridges as Srinagar, the
capital of Kashmir, in India. The city
is built on the banks of the river Jhelum,
which is crossed by many wooden
bridges lined with old and dilapidated
shops and houses with balconies and
lattice windows. Some of these are
very insecure and iook as if they might
at any time fall into the river beneath.
Timber has always been largely used
for building bridges, and the earliest
one of this kind on record is that which
Julius Caesar made across the Rain?
and which k? aescriDeg in qui "uom-1
The roofed JCapellhracke at Lucerne
is one of the meet Interesting. It
crosses the rir&r Reuss diagonally and
has 112 triangular paintings Umeath
the roof, recording the heroic deeds of
old Switaers asd the sufferings of their
patron saints. In the midst ef the Kapellbrucke
stands aa octagonal tewer,
Which formed part ef the lertlflcatiess
the town is the thirteenth cactarj
The bridge was baiit in U33. \
One ef the carlo as and ancteat bridges
la Europe is that at Otjland, k Lincolnshire,
Hngiasd, which H supposed
to date from the ninth ceafcury. No
road now passes erer and me water
under it It consists ef three pointed
pobiaa trhioii MMf (a rbft cAotfir/ find
tiie ascent it bo steep tkat only feet
passengers oan go orer It. U|pa the
1 bridge is a seated figure in stone of a
1 rebel Saxon king.?Pearson's.
MUSIC'S UNIQUE QUALITY.
Wherein It Differ* From Sculpture,
Peetry and Painting.
Music finds its perfection In itself
without relation to other objects. It
is what it is in itself alone. It is nondeflnitive;
It does net use symbols of
something else; it cannot be translated
, into other terms.
The poet seeks always a complete
t n# 4-Ka. tMnn aoM ond fha mathn/l
UM1VU VI LUC life OMm uuu i
of saying it Flaubert seeks patiently
and persistently for the one word
which shall not only be the exact sym,
bol of his thought, but which shall fit
I his euphony.
The painter so draws his objects, so
distributes his colors and so arranges
his composition as to make of them
plastic mediums for the expression of
his thought, and the greatness of his
i picture depends first of all and inevitably
on his power of fusing his sub.
jects with his technique.
i In sculpture precisely the same pro>
cess takes place. Neither of these arts
? actually copies nature. Each "ar1
ranges" it for its own purpose.
' In music this much sought union of
r matter and manner is complete. The
- thing said and the method of saying it
5 are one and indivisible. It is, as Pater
? says, "the ideal of all art whatever.
precisely because in music it is ims
possible to distinguish the form from
: 'the substance or matter, the subject
? from the expression."?Atlantic.
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Boorish and Urbane.
t When we speak of a person as "boort
Ish" we mean that he^is rude, ill bred
; and uncouth. We seldom stop to think
i that the word originally meant notht
ing more than "rustic." Boor is the
same word as the German "bauer"
) and the Dutch "boer," signifying "a
t farmer." The manners of the peas,
antry are alluded to in an uncomplis
mentary way by the'history of this
] and many other words in the lan
j guage. "Heathen" and "pagan" meant
; simply "country bred" and "village
; bred" once upon a time. Culture and
t the higher civilized virtues were
thought of as originating in towns and
I making their way slowly, if at all, to
the rural districts. So we have as an
antonym to "boorish" the word "urbane"?which
originally meant "cityfled."?Cleveland
A Vicious Dwarf.
Bebe was the favorite dwarf of the
. j former King Stanislas of Poland. Born
t; in 1741 in Lorraine, at the age of five
i he was twenty-two inches high and at
1^1 his death in 1764 thirty-three inches.
He was neither physically nor mentally
active. Once Count Borowlaski
a visited him, and he became so jealous
of the former's superior manners and
intellectual qualities that he attempted
to throw his visitor into the fire.
} i duc was prevented oy tne nousenoia.
* A Disappointing Trip.
~ "I hear that you were invited to take
a a four day automobile tour with Mr.
and Mrs. Whitby."
' "How did you enjoy it?"
\ | "Oh, I didn't care much for It. Mrs.
_i Whitby was so enthusiastic over the
: scenery and things that she never told
I me a thing about any of our friends
| that I hadn't heard before."?Albany
. Knickerbocker Press.
"I see Blinks always carries a volyj
ume of the encyclopedia with him to
i-1 reaa on tne train instead or a uewspay'
j "Yea. You know he has three small
I children at home, and he makes it a
I point to try to answe: all the questions
0' they ask him."?New York World.
t- An Extremist.
j "Mrs. X. is a great stickler for form
i and ceremony, I understand."
-I "Manor tt??ci Whff fhnf wmrrn rt
J | f J VUl v T UJ) V*?? ?'
q. would insist on dressing up to entertain
an idea."?Boston Transcript.
Judging From Experience.
x "Pop, are bald eagles a' distinct vari
y "I can't say positively, my son, but I
t. rather fancy a bald eagle is simply a
, married one."--Philadelphia Ledger.
Slate of South Carolina,
County of Newberry,
Court of Common Pleas.
Security Loan and Investment Co,
Fred K. Jackson, S. S. Birge, The
Prosperity Stock Co., ' and Mary E.
Hipp and John C. Hipp, as Executrix
and Executor ol the last will and
tegument of Edward R. Hipp, deceas
By virtue of an order of Court herewith,
I will sell at public auction, to
the highest bidder, before the court
house at Newberry, S. C., within the
legal hours of sale, on Sales day of
October, 1916. The same being the 2nd
day of said month? the following described
All that piece, parcel or lot of land
i n A alt iiof^/4 4 rt f"Vi o frW rt
LJ ***& mJUAA UViUH V.A b AAA ?r??W VVH
of Neirberrj county and state aforesaid,
fronting on Coataa street, containing
one eighty of an acre more or
leas, bounded Uj lands of James Mcintosh
on the east, fry lot of Fannie
Dawfcina on the south and lot of
Minerva Jonea, on the west; be in-;
the identical lot of land conreyed to
me by Minerra Jones on the third da/
of April, 1908; which staS^l deed Is
koir of record in tbe Registry for
Newberry county, in De*d Book No. 17
.at page S?7.
Also all that othet piece, parcel or
lot of land, situated in the county of
Newberry, state of South Carolina,
fronting for fifty feet on a road connecting
the continuatioD ol Johnstone
street with the continuation of
Pratt street. This lot is situated
about oue land one fourth miles east
of Newberny County Court House,
and is designated as lot No. 1 on pla1-*
made by W. K. Sligh, surveyor,
dated Dec. 22nd, 1908t and now of
record in the office of the Clerk of
I Court for Newberry county, in Book
18, at page 18. This lot is rectangular
; ir shape and is one hundred feet deep
with a width of fifty feet; it is bounded
by lot of Anne Jones, lots of Nos.
2 and 3. This being th# same lot
conveyed to me by Wilbur K. Sligh
and Frank R. Hunter on April 21st,
1909, which said deed is now of record
ir Deed Book l\o. 16, at page 281.
Terms of Sale: One half cash, and
the balance in twelve months from da.j
of sale The credit portion to be se
cured by bopd of the purchaser and
a mortgage of the premises; which
bond and mortgage skill provide for
interest from day of sale, and until
paid in full, at the rate of eight
per cent per annum, interest paid
|c.nualLy, and shall provide for ten j
! per cent attorneys fees in case of col!
lection or suit by an attorney. Tin
i said mortgage shall provide for in1
surance of the buildings on said
premises for their insurable value,
| and the assignment of the policy of ir
surance made to the Master, as co1.
k teral with leave to the purchaser to
! anticipate payment of credit portion in
i -**hole or in part. The successful brtj
der on said lands will be required to
~ - "?* Or A AA ??
j deposit wun S3.icx iviusier ^uu.uu
| cnce upon the acceptance of his bi.J,
! as evidence of good faith, and in cas
1 l'e fails to deposit same at once, th-2
j > aster will resell the said premises
I cn same saleday, at former bidder
J risk; land that thd successful bidcer
will be required to comply wit.i
the terms of sale within ten days a*
ter said sale, and in the case he fail!
to do so the Master will resell said
property on some convenient saleday
thereafter, at the risk of the former
bidder. Purchaser to pay for papers,
revenue stamps and recording same.
H. H. Rikard,
flftnf 7fh. 1816
Old Age and Death
Start i Liver
I Tonr liver is tie Sanitary Depart- I
I meat of your body. When it goes I
I wrong your whole system becomes I
poisoned and your vitality is weakened.
The best remedy is
Dr. teller's Liver
and Blood Synip
A purely vegetable compound, laxative
and tonic in effect. It clean* out year
body, and pats energy into your mind and
muscles. We recommend t&ia remedy because
we know from many years' experi
Itnce that it is effective.
Keep * bottle in your home. 50c aed$2 I
at your dealer's.
THACHER MEDICINE CO., I
CHATTANOOGA, TENH. I
Whenever You Need a General TojiSj
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
rhill Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the:
? ?- OTTT WT\TR
I Weil Known iuluu uuvi ?
! ar?l IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
rut Malaria, Enriches the Plr?'1 ano
| Builds up the W. .ole Systc nts.
One Razor Hoi
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Une Cake Doa
One Tablet While
t m 1 i
The Hosse of a T1
TI J^v1r/\ f 1 f\ Krt
waive up uu
The Bell Telephone is t
Ring up on the Bell.
You may talk about <
your breath but it won't
breath to talk into your Bel
Ring up old customers,
of prospects, there is no q
saves more time or expense
If you haven't a Bell
! Call the Business office for
! SOUTHERN BELL XI
BOX 163. COLl
We are prepare
well and rapidly.
all the patronage
give us. We ha^
! ties at the market
j the market price i
Caii Av?n r??
L. W. FLOY]
tie - $1.00
p - 10c
- 1 10c
m m a
Big Ben of Business.
dull times 'till you lose
help matters, save your
tliAn ctiirf nn a fr^sh list
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uicker way ? none that,
Telephone, get one now.
JMBIA, S, C.
d to gin cotton
* ?? ?? I
the public will |
ire bagging and
price. Will pay
ror cotton seed.
ton Oil Cn.
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