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A Theory at-d a Fact
The late Senator i'rye attributed his
robust health to correct habits and
fondness for sport and the world out
doors. Two mno-uths each ye:r he en
jyed zit bis campji by the IRangeley
lakes the keen delights of the red and
gun. If there was one achievement
of his life of which he was iuclined to
boast it was that of baving caught the
largest square tailed trout ever taken
with a fly. But some time ago at a
dinner this b ,oast was liallenged by
no less an authority than Professor
Agassiz. That great naturalist assert
ed that the Maine senator was in er
ror, for it was a scientific fact that no
true trout ever attained the weight
mentioned-seven pounds. The follow
ing season the senator was fortunate
enough to catch an eight pound speci
men of the same species, which he
packed in ice and sent to Professor
Agassiz. The professor acknowledged
his defeat in the following laconic line:
"The theory of a lifetime kicked to
death by a fact!" "That." commented
Senator Frye. "is the only case I have
ever heard of in which a theorist ever
a paid the slightest attention to a stub
born fact."-Boston Transcript.
A Great Spectacle.
"In the Andes. half a thousand feet
higher than Pike's peak. is to be found
the Peruvian Garden of the Gods, ad
mired by every traveler fortunate
enough to visit it," writes William V.
Alford, F. I. G. S.. in the Century.
"It is locally cnlied the Ilock forest,
though in no sense of the word is it a
forest. It simply resembles one when
viewed at a distance of ten miles.
} The traveler may be forgiven the er
ror of thinking it a forest as he sees
it for the first time and forgets that
he is no longer where trees grow, but
within half an hour's ride of the high
est citr in the world. Cerro de Pasco,
perched. like a condor, on the high
peaks of the Andes.
"The Garden of the Gods in Colora
do boasts of a few spetacular rocks.
But they are few in Lumber, and the
area which they cover is not large.
The Andean garden covers nearly 100
times the ground and in beauty and
interest surpasses its northern coun
terpart in the some ratio."
New York's Famous Library.
The New York Public library is the
most complete institution of the kind
in the world. Besides the usual circu
lating library and children's library
there are: Lecture room and class
room of the library school, exhibition
room, eighty feet square, for the dis
play of bibliographical treasures;read
ing rooms for current periodicals, hav
ing a capacity of 7,000 periodicals;
technology rooms, in which 50,000 vol
umes are shelved; two rooms for the
science collet':n, in which are shelved
50,000 volumes relating to mathemat
ical and natural sciences; a library for
the use of the blind, six study rooms
for special students and investigators,
special reading rooms for the consul
LI tation of the Slavonic, Jewish and
similar collections, a reading room for
economics and sociology, shelving
about 20,000 volumes; public doc
ment roora, which contains about 80,
000 volumes, etc.
Capitals We Have Had.
It is asserted sometimes that the4
United States has had .Gre capitals,1
but the statement is not correct. The.
United States has had but three cap-)
Itals--New York. Philadelphia and -1
Washington. In the period preceding]
the adoption of the constitution no
place was legally constituted a capital.
In a loose and unofficial sense it is pos
sible to describe as a capital any city
which was the seat of government.
Taking the sessions of the Continental
congress as establishing a seat of gov
ernment in the Revolution and the
confederation, the following cities
may loosely rank as capitals: Phila
delphia, Baltimore, Lancaster, York,
Princeton, Annapolis, Trenton and
New York. The articles of confedera
tion were passed by congress in Phil
adelphia, and the federal convention
charged to prepare a constitution con
vened at the saxine place.
Shocked the Parisian.
"We came through with flying col
ors," boasted the middle aged man
who had returned from his tirst visit
to Europe. "About the only serious
mistake of the trip was made by my
wife. She drove the clerk in a Paris
shop to indignation and despair by in
advertently asking If the dress trim
mings she was looking at were import
ed. The girl nearly took her head
off. 'Imported?' she said. 'Where
I rom?' "-New York Sun.
Knew His Business.
Willie-Say, pa, you ought to see the
men across the street raise a building
on jacks. Pa (absentiy)-Impossible.
Willie, you can open on jacks, but a
man Is a fool to try to raise on the
er-I mean it must have been quite a
V"They say that a girl who acts three
times as a bridesmaid will never be a
"It isn't so unless the best man al
ways happens to be a person who
doesn't interest her."-Chicago Record
Jones (as the launch capsizes)-I
wish I had been a better man. Brown
(with a gurgle)-I wvish I had been a
better swimmer. -- Philadelphia Bal
"What is the key to suc'cess?"
"The ability to make people pay."
"Pay for what they get?''
"No; pay for what you tell them they
The Duchess of Blanksh~ire (who has
made a poor drive)-A little too much
Sto the right, I'm afraid. Obsequious
Professor (who is instructing the Duch
ess)-Oh, not at all, your grace; the
hole has been cut too much to the
SNotice of Discharge.
We will apply to the JTudge of Pro
Sbate ror Clarendon county, on the
3 ~0th day of Oct.1911l, for letters of dis
Scharge as administrators of the es
State of Samuel A. Rigby. deceased.
JOSEPH WV. Ric.Bv
A LFONSO J. RIGE L,
Manning, 8. C., September 1:2, 1911.
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Almost any one who speaks English
alight be put down successively in
half a dozen places where English is
supposed to be the mother tongue and
hear as many dialects spoken, not one
of which he would understand until it
was interpreted. An old Lancashire
worthy and a London lady were one
day occupants of a railway carriage.
The train had been waiting long at a
certain station, and there was no ap
pearance of it starting when the
"They're a gly, tanglesome lot here."
"I beg your pardon." said the lady.
'TIm sayin' they're a gey daidlin' lot
"I really beg your pardon, sir."
"I'm observin' they are a vera dreich
lot here the nicit."
"Really I must again beg your par
don. I don't comprehend you."
"I was just tryin' to say that the
train was late."
"Indeed, sir, it is-very late," agreed
the lady and then collapsed.-London
Orderliness Is Big Asset.
To teach children habits of neatness,
system and order Is to insure some de
gree, at least, of success. Yet they
re often brought up amid disorder
nd confusion, allowed to throw things'
lown just where they use them and to
form slovenly and slipshod habits.
rhey are not taught to put things
where they belong, and consequently
they grow up shackled with handi
:aps which they can rarely throw off.
If there is any delusion in the world
it is that doing "things just for now,"
ropping things wherever one may
happen to be temporarily, saves time,
Dn the contrary, this is a great time
aster and a great demoralizer of
:haracter. A bad habit not only tends
to repeat Itself, but to increase the
tendency in that direcion.
If you were not taught the beauti
lul lesson of orderliness in your youth,
each it to yourself now.-Success Mag
Needed a Sea Turn.
Captain Lane bad retired from active
pursuit of his beloved calling and had
turned his' attention to town affairs.
aving succeeded in rousing the citi
ens to the need of a drinking fountain
d also to the need of two coats of
aint on the town hall. Captain Lane
.elt himself a valwed and important
One day he was asked by a sojourn
r in the town to give his opinion of i
:he present administration.
"It's pretty fair." said the captain I
lowly. "Off course' there's things that I
:ould be different and w'ould be better I
o, but on the whole 'ts pretty fair.
3ut now I'll tell ye-I'm speaking from 1
xperience. you understand-things at i
:he seat o' g:r'er'ment won't be run as
:hey could 1)' run till the people 0' 1
:his country make up their minds to
;top confining their votes to landlub
In a town of such size that every
e knows every one else it is often
:ustomary to speak of people by their
irst names. even when one wouid not
o so to their faces. The butcher Is
mown as Joe Smith, the grocer as
Trank Parsons, the lawyer as Will An
rews, and no offense Is meant or
aken. One Jay a friend was helping
tteacher ,of the industrial school to
yut hats and coats on forty little mem
>ers of the kindergarten class. Two
ittle tow headed girls attracted her1
Lttention, and as she tied their hoods
"Are you Charlie Porter's little
irls?' Two serious little blue eyes
ooked up as the elder replied:
"His name was Charlie when he was
little boy. He's Mr. Porter now."
"The persistency with which children
ee in a fable some other moral than
:he one which It Is intended that they
ihall see is often distressing," remarks<
tPhiladelphia Instructor of the young.
'I had recited to one little boy the (
story of the wolf and the lamb and
td followed It up with the remark:
"'And now you see. Tommy, that
he lamb wvould not have been eaten t
y the wolf If he had been good and
"'Yes. I understand,' said Tommy.
If the lamb had been good and sen
lble we should have had him to eat'"
A Hotel Experience.
"There are two classes of arrivals
who ask you to register for them," said
hotel clerk yesterday. "One is the
oman with tight gloves who really
tannot write. The other is the men
who arrive after 11 p. m. and who say:
Just register (hic), old man, will you?
een carrying this grip and m' hand's
to nervous I couldn't hold a pen.' "
New York Sun.
"You used to say." she complained,
'that you counted that day lost when
ou did not hear the sound of my
"Yes. 1 know," he replied, "and I
shall never cease to long for those deart
ost dys."-Chicago Record-Herald.
The farmer viewed the battlefield by
rannon ripped and torn.
"Them soldiers Is a help," he said.
"They've wvent and shelled my corn."
In the Point of View.
Her Husband-You spend altogether
too much money. Mrs. Whooper-Rupp
-Not at all. The trouble is you don't
Shake not the credit of others In
mdeavoring to establish your own.
For Infants and Children.
The Kind You Ha'ie Always Bought
S ignature of Ci4'744f~
Let every man be occuated, and oe
cupied in the employment of which
his nature is capable, and die with the
consciousness that he has done his
Jack-Would you like to live your
life over again? Tom-And owe twice
as much as I do now. No, sir!-Bos
Bride Elect-What would you have
thrown nstead ot rice? Brutal friend
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Morocco Is not-so hot as it is often
upposed to be. The greater part of
he country is near either the sea or
be mountains, often both, and it Is
nly about as far south as Georgia or
uisana. The sun Is hot, of course,
t midday, in a dry region where the
ky is usually cloudless and the lati
de is about like that of the gulf coast
f the United States. But the tem
erature in the shade Is seldom ex
reme-that is, in the parts of the conn
ry where the bulk of the people live.
outh and east of the mountains, on
e border of the Sahara desert, the
ionditions in respect to heat are alto
ether different, but there the popula
Ion Is smalf. The people of Moroc
are fanatical Moslems, and they re
ent bitterly any kind of pressure to
hange old customs or give up old
vays, but they are much less formid
ble than they used to be in the prime
f Moorish power, especially in com
ison with the conditions in the ad
afced countries of the earth.-Cleve
Poor Hand In a Bible Class.
A woman of Lousvilie, Ky., who en
ys a game of cards, recently visited
friend in Indianapolis. Sunday
orning came, and the hostess Invited
er visitor to accompany her to Sun
La school. It is the practice of the
acher of the Bible class of which the
ostess Is a member to ask each mem
e of the class to read a verse from
eBible and comment on It. The
Itor from Louisville had not been
ormed of the teacher's custom.
wever, the teacher seemed to think
at visitors as well as regular mem
es should participate, and when the
mbr next to the visitor had read
rverse and made her comment the
cher smilingly looked toward the
sitor. The visitor appeared to be
iconcerted for a moment, and then
e hastily said, "I pass."-Indianap
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Changes In Word Meanings.
Many common words have once ha
a. meaning very different from th<
wne we now give them. "Silly" onc<
meant blessed. "Thou silly babe," thi
poet writes. "Fond" meant foolish
A "fond father" was a foolish father
Doth God exact day labor, light denied
I fondly ask,
meaning "I foolishly ask." A "pas
senger" was one who was passini
along the highways-a foot traveler
Now it means one carried by publi
conveyance. A journey meant a day'
"You'd think 'twas a journey t
Twickenham town." Now a journe
may mean a trip across continents o
around the world.
"Rather" is the comparative form o
an old word, "rathe," meaning early
"The rathe primrose."
Now we have made It mean "some
what," and we have lost the first mean
ing entirely when we say, "You ari
rather late."-McCall's Magazine.
The Three Pigs.
There were three pigs in a poke.
The overcrowding was scandalous.
Each accounted for the evil in a dif
The first pig said, "The overcrowdin
is terrible; it is because we are in
The second pig said, "This over
crowding is disastrous; it is becaus
we are pigs."
The third pig spoke as follows: "Thi
overcrowding is undoubtedly appalling
but you are both mistaken as to thi
conditions that have caused it. It i
not due to our being in a poke; neithe
is it, due to our being pigs. The evi
Is th'e direct and inevitable outcome o
certain spasmodic variations in th
law of economic utility."
The other two pigs were much im
pressed and without more ado electei
the third pig leader among them
Still the overcrowding remained a
bad as ever.-Life.
It is generally agreed that duelini
took its rise from the judicial combat
of the Celtic nations. The first forma
duel in England was that betwen Wil
liam Count of Eu and Godfrey Bay
nard about the year 1096. Duelin
was at its height in France abou
1300, though it was pretty popular ai
late as 1528, in which year Franci
I. sent a challenge to Charles V. Ii
England dueling was checked in thi
army in 1792 and gradually disappear
ed from civil life with the coming of -
more enlightened public opinion. Duel
ing was never as popular in this cons
try as it was in Europe, but never
theless many famous duels have bee
fought here. The code may be sait
to have received its death sentenc
when Burr killed Hamilton. The de
cline after that was steady until I
practically died out-New York Amer
An Aged Iceber'g.
"When I was in the arctic," one
said General A. W. Greely, "I founi
an aged floe berg in which the yearl:
stratifications of growth could b
traced with great accuracy. I meas
ured them and by careful calculatioi
was able to discover that the oldes
layers of that ice probably dated bac)
to the years when Solomon was build
ing his temple. That temple, massiv
as It was, has utterly perished, an
men differ as to its exact site. Bu
that ice was still in existence when
was in the polar seas, and it may b
there yet You see, a bit of fresh wate
ice, once immersed in a salt sea tha
has a constant temperature of abou
twenty-eight degrees, cannot very we:
perish. It is in a sort of perpetua
cold storage plant, colder than its owi
melting point And that accounts fo
the long endurance of what in ou
climate would have lasted perhaps bu
a few brief seconds."
A Berlin Rough House.
There is, or was, in Berlin a certali
cafe where rudeness is t'lie keynote o:
the waiting staff. Every patron whi
enters the restaurart is hustle<
roughly into a seat, nbruptly interro
gated as to his wants~ and finally ha
to submit to seeing his food thrus
before him with as little ceremony at
one might show to a stray dog. This
cafe is, of course, one of the man:
"freak"' restaurants which abound or
the continent, and the entire schem<
of rudeness is simply a device to at
tract customers in search of a ner
sensation, which undoubtedly they se
The Cause of it.
"What's all this fuss about?" aske4
the policeman, stepping between th<
two young men.
The one that had got the worst o:
It and was wiping the blood from hil
nose pointed to the other fellow. "He
can tell you her name if he wants to,'
e said. "I won't."-Exchanlge.
Had a Return Ticket Perhaps.
"Been abroad, have you, Ruggles?"
"Yep; six months."
"Have a good time?"
"You bet I did. Rlamage--best I evel
"H'mph! How did you get back?"
"My amhitionl is to earn $5,000
"My ambition is to earn more moa
ey than my wife can spend."
Ready to Do Her Part.
Mother-May, that young man od
yours is too forward. He must be sai
spon. May-ILcave that to me, moth
er. I'll see that he Is.
As much of heaven Is visible as wi
have eyes to see.-William Winter.
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