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Mighty Structures of Old Dwarfed
by Modern Skyscrapers.
TOWER OF BABEL A MIDGET.
It Would Not Reach Two-thirds of the
Way Up to the Top of the tiffel Tow
er, That Sways 984Feet In the Air.
Big Buildings and the Pyramids.
It has long been the .popular Impres
sion that the modern effort to pierce
the clouds with skyscrapers Is but a
feeble Imitation of the work of those
ancient sons of Noah whose memory
is perpetuated In the Bible. Beading
In the eleventh chapter of Genesis,
where It tells of the people attempting
to erect the Tower of Babel, "whose
top may reach unto heaven," It strikes
one that they must have gone farther
toward realizing their ambition than
we of today may ever hope to do.
But as a mater of fact when the
iord halted building operations by
confounding the workers' language and
scattering them broadcast over the
earth the summit of the tower was but
one stade. -or 606 feet 9 inches. from
the level of the plain.
The Ziggurrat, or temple tower of
Babylon, Is described by Herodotus as
having eight stages, each somewhat
narrower than the one directly beneath
it. The top was reached by a gradual
ay rising spiral ascent, and on the top
most tier was a shrine wherein the god
Marduk was supposed to dwell. Dio
dorus says this shrine contained three
colossal golden Images-one of Bel, one
of Beltis and the third of Rhea or Ish
tar-together with two golden lions,
rwc enormous silver serpents and a
golden table forty feet long and fifteen
The tower, as the Bible sets fQrtb,
was built of brick, with slime 'for mor
tar. This slime, it is believed, was
natural asphaltum obtained from near
by springs. Ages after -the buildint
operations bad been interrupted by the
Maker's wrath Nebuchadnezarmder-.
took, with Indifferent success, to restore
the ruins to their former state.
The modern ruins of Babel were sup
posed to be represented by the great
Pile of Birs Xlmroud, which stood in
Borsippa, eight miles from the ancient
city of Babylon. Its sides were from
375 to 643 feet long, and the edifice still
rises to a height of 153 feet.
The next structures In point of an
uquity are the pyramids of Egypt.
These are the oldest and most mysteri
ons of man's works still existing. But
they are not reelly so al!, considered
in the light of present day achieve
ments. The' greatest known as the
Great Pyramid of Cheops or Khufu,
was originally 481 feet 4 inches high
and 755 feet square at the base. The
second-that of Chephren or whafra
was 472 feet high and 708 feet wide.,
The third-that of Mycerinus or Men
kaura-was never completed, but it
stood, nevertheless, 215 feet high and
34O feet square at the base.
In all nearly seventy of these pyra
mids have been located, and, inamuch
as they all appear to have been royal
sepnlchers,'it is the belief that the
dynasties of the builders covered a pe
riod of at least a thousand years. The
area of the Great PyramidIsmnore than
thirteen acres-above twice as great
-as that of St. Peter's at Rome.- -The
passages leading to -the chambers con
taining the royal zcommies defied de
tection for thousands of years, only to
be torn open at last and their conten
ruthlessly made away with.
Of modern edifices the tallest by -far
is the great Eiffel tower of Paris,
-- whose -steel webbed structure pierces
-the blue to a height of 984 feet. Then
comes the Woolworth building In New
York, the loftiest omcle building inthe
world, its fifty-five stories rising 750
feet Into the air. The height of others
1s: Metropolitan Life building, New
York, fifty stories, 700 feet 3 Inches;
Singer building, New York, forty-one
-stories, 612 feet 1 inch; Washington
monument, WashIngton, 555 feet; Co
logne cathedral spire, Cologne, Ger
/many. 517 feet; Rouen cathedral
Ronen, France, 492 feet; cupola of St.
Peter's, Rome, 469 feet; St. Paul's,
London, 384 feet.
The loftiest obelisks ever constructed
ar, those mentioned by Diodorus Sicu
his, which rose 158 feet and were elev
en feet thick at the base and seven feet
thick at the top. One of the world's
largest domes Is that of the -Roman
Pantheon, 142 feet in dameter and 143
The ancient peoples were great for
- their methods of embalming, for their
art, their literature, their general cul
-ture. But when it comes to building
skyscrapers they will have to give way
.to the builders of the Eiffel tower and
the Woolworth building, who have
pierce the clouds without their lan
guage being .confounded In the slight
est.-San Francisco Chronicle.
Death by the Bowstring.
In Turkey and Persia the bowstring
Is the method of execution. This is a
stout cord of catgut placed around the
tictim's neck with two slipknots,
which are suddenly drawn tight by
two strong men. This kills the crimi
al by strangulation. - London Tele
graph. _ _ _
"I'm going to marry a girl ten years
older thae I am'" says-the philosopher
of folly, "so that I can catch up with
her by the time I'm fifty."-Cleveland
L~eader. _ _ _ _
The busy man is troubled with but
one devil, the Idle man by a thousand.,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROUINAj
County of Clarendon.
By James M. Windham, Esq., Judge
Whereas, Julia Brown, made
suit to me, to grant her Letters of
Administration of the Estate and effects
of Cloase Brown.
These Are Therefore, to cite and
admonish all and singular the kindred
and Creditors of the said Cloase
Brown deceased, and they be and
appear before me, in the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at Manning on the
6ta2 day of August next, after publi
cation hereof, at 11 o'clock in the fore
noon, to show cause, if any they have,
why the said Administration should
not be granted.
Given under my hand this 20th day
.- of July Anno Domini 1915.
J. M. WINDH AM,
Judge of Probate.
to Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
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The many testimonial letters that we are continually pub.
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CAXn= N.J.-"I was sick for tWo years with nervous spells, and
m kidneys were affected. I had a doctor all the time and used a
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became almost a skeleton. Finally my doctor went, wa for his
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,&'T=135 Knight St., Camden, N.J.
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UmwA, Oz&.,-"I was weak and nervous,not able to do my work
and screly able to be on my feet. I had backacheadache, palpi
tation of the heart, trouble with m bowels,and inaammation. Since
taing the Lydia K Pinkham's egtable Compound I am better
than Ihave been for twenty ears. think it is a wonderful medi
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Docr, Utica, Oklahoma.
Now answer this question if you can. Why should a
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That is why we were quick to
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"ragedy of the Yearning Heart That
Was Left to Itself.
The fourth dance was nearly over,
.nd she was still sitting by the wall,
ier hands clesped in her lap and her.
dank program dangling at her side
'he expression of pleasure which had
een spontaneous at the beginning of
he evening had become fixed and
trained through the long period of
rafting. At last the music ceased, and
he dancers, flushed and laughing,
cattered about the .liall.
The girl rose stiffly and tried to min
le with the crowd. A few acquaint
tnces nodded ab.; ntly, then moved
Lway. Bold in her distress, she elbow
d her way into a noisy group and laid
er hand timidly upon the arm of one
f the girls.
"That's a pretty dress, Marie," she
aid, trying to smile. "Thank you.
tre you having a -good time?" "Love
y," she answered, with a brave at
ampt to smile. Her friend hesitated,
ben turned deliberately to her own
The wall flower stood awkwardly
utside the closed circle, then pushed
:oward another group. The music
;tarted up; there was mad confusion,
nd the girl was caught in a scurry of
-oung men finding their partners. Left
one in the middle of the fior and
ufted by the dancers, ther* was
iothing for her to do but seek the wall
Her cheeks burned in confusion as
;he found herself again surrounded by
mcant chairs. She moved to the side
f two girls sitting farther down the
iall. For a moment she felt less con
ipicuous. But both girls were claimed
y their partners, and she was left
one against the wall. Pretty girls
lanced at her with genuine pity; girls
>f uncertain popularity eyed her scorn
ully as they passed..
At last, bljnded by a rush of hot
-ears, she arose and went from the
nusic and merriment into the silence
If the deserted dressing room. - San
IRRITABILITY A WARNING.
)no of Nature's Danger Signals That
Should Be Heeded.
Are you unduly quick tempered? Do
rou find yourself, on slight provocati9n,
gving vent 'to petty outbursts of an
er? Are you constantly nagging, fault
Inding and, complaining?
If chronic irritability Is one of your
haracteristics it is, Important for you
:o recognize that fact. For Irritability
s always a danger signal. It points
o the presence of conditions whici
nay be disastrous to you unless reme
In particular, irritability means that
rour nervous system is, out of gear.
lhis may be the result of either phys
cal or mental causes, or a combination
>f both.' Usually both physical and
nental causes enter in to Intensify one
Lnother's harmful effects.
Thus the commonest of all causes of
mervous disturbance is worry. Worry,
is is known, Interferes with all the
>odily functions. It Is especially dam
ging in its Influence on the digestion.
When the food is not properly digest
d the nervous system Is poorly nour
shed and severely strained. It is also
n some degree poisoned by the circula
:on In the blood of substances which
would otherwise have been removed by
le eliminative organs. -- -
All this causes a nervous tension that
may express itself in chronie "grouchi
iaes" or in frequent attacks -of bad
:emper. These attacks in their turn
ause increased weakening of the di
What is needed to cure both the in
ligestion and the Irritability is the cul
Ivation of an optimistic attitude. The
:endency to worry, look on the' dark
ide of things, must be overcome.-H.
.ddington Bruce in Kansas City Star.
Unique American Families.
The Harrison family, like the Adams
family of Massachusetts, on Its illus
ious genealogical tree carries the
lames of one signer of the Declaration
>f Independence and two presidents of
~he United States, and in this record
mhe Adamses and the Harrisons stand
part In a class by themselves. These
listinctions in one family, it can be
oted, will never again be equaled.
rhey remain unique In the history of
He Wasn't Hissing.
One of the ushers approached a man
who appeared to be annoying those
"Don't you like the show?"
"Then why do you persist in hissing
"Why, rn-man alive, I w-was-n't
ihissing. I w-was s-s-imply s-s-s-ay
ng to S-s-s-sammle that the s-s-singing
s-s-s-superb."--New York Globe.
The prosecuting witness In the dam-l
ige suit against the city was giving in
"Now, then, Mr. Bleedem," said his
awyer, "you will please tell the jury
vhere you were injured."
"On my knee, in my feelinigs and
*ight in front of the city hall," rapidly
mawered the witness, fearing an ob
ection on the part of the other at
.orney-Case and Comment.
Something to Smile At.
"Try to smile," said the head of the
lepartment store. "Look at yonder
~lerk. He is always amiling."
"He finds It easy to smile. He sells
ace powder to pretty girls. I sell col
ar buttons to old grouches."-Louis
A loving heart Is the beginning of all
Is to be dreaded. It les to serious
ailments, Fever. Indigestios. File.
Siok Haache, Poisoned System and
a score of other troubles follow.
Dn': let Constipation last.
Keep your Kidneys. Liver end Bowels
healthy and active. Rid your system
of fermented, gassy foods.
Nothing better tha
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low To Glive Quinine To Children.
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bildren take it and never know it Is Quinine.
kiso especially adapted to adults who cannot
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iame FEBRILINE is blown in bottle. 25 cents
nvigoratng to the Pale and Sickly
the Old Standard general strengthening tonic,
3ROES TASTELESS chill TONIC, drives out
lalaria.enrichesthe bood.and builds upthe sys
- should be "nipped In the
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unchecked, serious results
may follow. Numerous
cases of consu-mption. pneu
monia, and other fatal dis
eases, can be traced back to
a cold. Atthe fist sign of a
cold, protect yourself by
thoroughly -cleansing your
system with a few doses of
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Mr. Chas. A. Ragland, 0
NMadison Heights, Va., says:
"I have been using Thed
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stomach troubles, indiges
tion and colds, and find it to
be the very best medicine I
ever used. It makes an old
man feel like a yotng one."
Insist on Thedford's, the
original and genuine. E-67
. 0. EDWARDS. H. M. PERRITT
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rhe Yellowstone Region as James
Bridger Saw It.
ND HE WAS A TRUTHFUL MAN
-is Adventure With an Elk at the Fa
mous Obsidian Cliff and the Effect
of a Ride Through Alum Creek-Sto
ry of the Mountain That Was Cursed.
As a teller of tales Munchausen had
L worthy rival In James Bridger, the
.elebrated hunter, trader and guide
whose name and career are part of the
pioneer history of the west Bridgei
was thoroughly familiar with the re
gion now comprised In the Yellowston
park as far back as 1830.
. In his book, "The Yellowstobe Park,'
the author, Hiram Martin CWttenden
rigadier general United States army
retired, sets down some of the yarn.
Bridger told about that land of won
lers. Many of the Yellowstone coun
try tales ascribed to Bridger have sur
rived to this day, probably becaus
they have never been capped. Th(
ast story General Chittenden tells re
lates to the celebrated Obsidian cliff
a mass of black volcanic glass witi
which all the tourists are familiar. It,
liscovery by Bridger was the result o
a hunting trip, and It happened in thi
"Coming one day in sight of a mag
nficent.elk, he took careful aim at thk
unsuspecting animal and fired. To hi
amazement the elk not only was no
wound* but seemed not to have hear
the nof of the rifle. Bridger drev
onsiderably n arer and gave the eli
the benefit of L.s most deliberate aim
but with the same result as before. A
third and fourth effort met yrith simi
ar fate. Utterly exasperated, he seize(
his rifle by the barrel, resolved to us4
t as a club, since It had failed as I
firearm. Rushing madly toward thi
elk, he- suddenly crashed Into an im
movable vertical wall which proved t
be a mountain of perfectly transparen
glass, on the farther side of which
still in peaceful security, the elk wa
"Stranger still, the mountain was no,
only of pure glass, but wa, a perfec
telescope lens, and, whereas the eli
seemed but a few yards off, it was h
reality twenty-five miles away."
Another of Bridger's discoveries wai
an ice cold spring near the summit o:
a lofty mountain, the water from
which Bowed down over a long
smooth slope, where It acquired sacl
velocity that it was boiling hot whei
it reached the bottom. This, a later in
vestigator of the Firehole river found
was a case in which a hot spring dis
charged into the river bed.
Alum creek, a tributary of the Yel
lowstone, received Its name from as
accidental discovery by Bridger. On
Jay he forded the creek and rode on
several miles and back. He notice
that the return journey was only I
small fraction of the distance goini
and that his horse's feet had shrun
to mere points which sank into th
solid ground so that the animal coull
scarcely hobble along. Seeking th
cause, he found It to be in the astrir
gent qualities of the water, which wa
saturated with alum to such an exten
that it had power to pucker distanc
Bridger also found a fine place t
fsh: "Somewhere along the shore al
inmense boiling spring discharges it
overflow directly into the lake. Th
specinec gravity of the water is les
than that of thelake, owing to the em
pansive action of heat, and it gioats il
a stratum of three or four feet thicl
upon the cold water underneath. Whe:
Bridger was in need of fish It was t
this place that he went Through tb
hot upper stratum he let fall his hal
to the subjacent habitable zone anc
having hooked his victim, cooked hix
on the way out!"
The, visitor to the region of petrifici
tions in the northeast corner of thl
park and to various points in the h
springs districts will have no difficult
in discovering the base material outC
which Bridger contrived the followin
"A mountain In the park was onc
ersed by a great medicine man of th
row nation. Everything on the mout
tain at the time of this dire event be
came instantly petrified and has r:
mained so ever since. All formsC
life are standing about In stone whe:
they were suddenly caught by tI
petrifying influences, even as the F
habitants of ancient Pompeii were su:
prised by the ashes of Vesuius. Sag
brush, grass, prairie fowls, antelope:
elks and bears may there be seien f
perfect as in actual life. Dashing to
tents and the spray mist from the:
stand forth In arrested motion as
carved from rock by a sculptor's chise
Even flowers are blooming in colors<
crystal, and birds sear with wing
spread In motionless flight, while tli
air floats with music and perfume
siliceous, and the sun and moon shix
with pertrinled light!" It is denlet
though, that Baidger was responsibl
for the story that even the laws<
gravitation were petrified In the regio:
"I don't see how It is that Mrs. Jo!
wag has so many friends. She gossi
"Yes," replied Miss Cayenne. -"Ever:
body seems willing to take a chanc
on being talked about for the sake<
hearing what she says about the otl
There is only one sort of shabbinet
that matters-a shabbiness of the lot
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