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Janes, Bob; Tom
Jones, John, Jones, J R
Jones, Jim; Jones, Arthur
Lyons, J M; Lewis, J C
Lewis, Sam; Lewis, G B
Longstreet, Morris; Loper, Henry
May, Will; May, Henry
Mitchell, Taylor
Miller, Robt; Millerti Henry
Meredith, Chas; McPherson, Will
McGowan, W A; Mcßride, Willard
Mcßride, Jno; McCarty, Geo
Morris, Robt; Morris, Clem
Neal, Genl; Neely, Murry
O’Brien, Will; O’Brien, Joe
O’Brien, Burrell; O’Brien, Jno
Parker, Archie; Parker, Neal
Parker, Nelson; Parker, Frank
Parrigou, D G; Perry, Ralph
Peterson, Eliza; Quinn, Tom
Quinn, Joe; Ramsey, Simon
Ramsey, Will; Rich, Mart
Semd, Wm; Spann, Harrison
Smith, Watt; Smith, Warren
Smith, Henry; Smith, Chas
Spencer, Buster; Sudduth, Joe
Sudduth, Richard; Shula, Shum
Spruill, Ed; Thomas, Gray
Terry, Jas; Townsend, Geo
Townsend, Will; Townsend, Geo Jr
Washington, L; Williams, Herry
Williams, Sam; Ward, Ernest
Wiley, Tom; Welch, Ed
Wooten, G C; W ooten, T D
Yeates, Fang; Yeates, Isam
TOWN OF MABEN.
Arnold, W k; Allen, C W
Burchfield; Clardy, W S
Cousins, Franl; Dean, C L
Davenport, L W; Hurst, Prof
llofflin, R G; Hatchett, J R
Johnson, W I); Kuykendall, J H
Lynch, J B; McGee, Cooter
Morris, Warren; Pope, Jas
Quinn, J W; Sanders, J M
Seamster, Dan; Vance, Louis
DOUBLE springs PRECTNST.
Azareli, H. L; Azarell, A L
Ashford, Alex; Bridges, C E
Burton, C B; Burton, Zina
Betts, Tom M; Betts, J P
Betts, L R; Betts, J C
Caldwell, Henry; Cardin, J E
Collins, B P; Catlidge, Alfred
Davis, James; Davis, Jim
uobbs, J TANARUS; Durham, Willis
Dille, Elmer; Flugham, L L
Flugham, J Tom; Flugham, O L
Flugham, O V; Fondin, Chas
Gordan, Joe; Gentry, Ed
Green, Walter; Green, Cap
Grant, Phote Jr; Horton, Tom
Hogan, Reed; Hodge, Riley
Holmes, Hiz; Harpole, W H
Harpole, Walter; Hill, Edmond
Hawkins, H H; Henderson, B F
Henderson, H W; Henderson, W U
Hemphill, Dewitt; Iron, Sam
Joiner, Will; Johnson, H B
Johnson, M v'; Johnson, C A
Johnson, Will; Johnson, Gladney
Jordan, Wash; Jordan, Adis
Jones, Wiley; Jones, Lugrene
Jones, J J; Kishing, \, C
Kimball, John; Moon, Isaac
Morris, A L; Morris, J N
Norton, Milton; Osborn, J A
Oswalt, V H; O’Brien, Ben
Pennix, T a; Partridge, Ed
Quinn, John; Riddle, Bill
Thompson, A L; Thompson, Louis
Tempieton. Ed; Thomas, Peter
Thomas, Walter; Woodward, J T
Waldrop, S H; Watson, Neal
Williams, Green; Westbrook, J H
White, Gus; White, Will
Weeks, Avery; Ware, Batch
Watt, W TANARUS; Wooten, H T
Wooten, Jno,
STURGIS PRECINCT
Barron, T S; Barron, Lewis
Barron, Wm; Barron, Tom
Brown, Homer; Baber, John
Boher, Brill; Blake C
Covington, J M; Coleman, Gen
Curtis, R L; Crawford, Mach
Coctina, B; Cotton, Will
Crowson, J S; Cannon, J
Cannon, Dave; Clark Ben
Davis, Arthur; Davis, Garfield
Davis, Anthony; Davis, Jno. W
Davis, Jim; Davis, Arthur
Davis, Wm; Davis, Hanly
Edwards, Harry; Eiland, J D
Fletcher, GW; Fletcher, Lin
Forehand, J E; Frazier, Joe
Franklin, Wash; Green, Jno
Gilbert, T W; Gilbert, N C
Harris, Will; Harris, Champ
Harris, Eckels; Halfacre, Will
Halfacre, Jim; Hunt, Wm
Henderson, Tom; Hemphill, Silas
Hemphill, Jim; Hudson, Jas
Hutchinson, J H; Hickman, Bud
Hale, D F; Hale, R O
Hyde, F J; Johnson, Paul
Johns, Link; Johns, Lawrence
Jones, J J; Jones, Win
Jones, Holly; Jackson, Tom
Kemp, Wm; Kellum, W G
Kellum, J R; Lampkin, Tom Jr
Lampkin, Toney; Latham, Lee
Latham, J Doc; Latham, Molie
Morawson, C L; Mohawson, C C
Mosley, Ed; Mosley, Hanace
Mosby, Hak; Miller, Wm
Miller, Anderson; Malone, J C
Moon, Sam; McCool, Frank
McMullin, M A; McCrackin, Nathan
Qlinn, Hanly; Quinn, Walter Jr
Roland, Robt Jr; Rives, J C
Rainey, Walter; Rainey, H H
Robinson, Geo; Robinson, J A
Richardson, Robt; Richardson, T W
Richardson, John; Scales. W
Smith, H E; Smith, Virgie
Smith, G; Smith, Hal
Smith, Wm; Smith, Walter
Stewart, Alonzo; onurden, J
Sharp, Hamp; Shelton, J W
Totten, Wm; Woodson, J C
Williams, Jim; White, Tom
White, Dave", White, Jim Sr
White, Jim Jr; Woodward, Robt
Woodward, B W; Wright, W T
TOWN OF STURGIS
Barron, W C; Orowson, Tom
Forehand, J E; Henderson, Frank
Jackson, Erick; Lee, Columbus
Montgomery, A-R; Montgomery,CD
Miller, Jim; Miller, Andrew
Malone, Joe; McVey, R D
McCraskin, Prank; McCrackin, F.
O’Neal, Ed; O’Neal, Jack
O’Neal, Frank; G !F
Thomas, Barron; White, Henry
BRAtXLEY PRECINCT
Archer, sam; Brown, J E Jr
Buford, B B; Bard well, Wade
Bard well, Oscar; Bardwell, Homer
l.arron, Buster; Burton, Nathan
iurton, Peyton; Burton, R D
Betts, Jno; Cooper, Peter
Cooper, Q; Cooper, Robt
Cooper, Len; Covington, isam
Covington, Jas; Covington, Will
Covington, Lige; CrossJand, F D
Childers, Bishop; Camion, Henry
Davis, Adie; Davis, Roger Lee
Davis, Geo Sr; Davis, Geo Jr
Davis, Jno; Davis, Erskin
Davis, Squire; Davis, Rod
Davis, Jno TANARUS; Dawkins, Garfield
Ferguson, J A; Frazier, Lewis
Frazier, Isam; Fonden, E H
Ford, Huber; Gillis, M L
Gillis, J M; Gillis, Roy
Gray, Perry; Gray, Mop
Gray, Rob; Green, Sam
Godfrew, W H; tnilespie, W N
Henry, Sid; Hogan, Luther
Hemphill, Whit; Kemp, L B
Kornegay, S; Komegay, F M
Lewis, C S; Joe
Montgomery, Wiley; Miller, Will
Miles, Chap; McEloony, R L
McClellanu, W J; Nichols, Sebran
Quinn, Homer; Quinn, Geo
Quinn, Early; Roberson, J R
Roberson, Ed; Roberson, Jno
Roberson, Andy; Rice, Dink
Simpson, J L; Simpson, H
Smith, B F; Smith, Doc
Smith, Nathan, Scarborough, Will
Sepulooda, J Y; Taylorfi Silas
Taylor, Tom; Walter, Walter
White, Henry; White,*Fort
Woods, Jim; Waldrop, Carlton
ENNIS PRECINCT
Anken, John; Abun, John
Betts, W J; Betts, H C
Betts, W A; Betts, Palmer
Coneday, Gaston; Collins, D
Carter, Jones; Carter, Will
Edwards, Will; Edwards, John
Edwards, Joe; Edwards, T H
Files, H C; Franks, Copers
Gillespie, Jno; Gillespie, Joe
Gray, West; Gray, Dennis
Hollinshead, Hah; Henderson, A
Hornsburger, TANARUS; Hornsburger, A
Jackson, Alex; Jones, Tom
Jones, Henry; Jones, Frank
Jones. Ben: Kellum, M W
Kelium, J E; Lampkin, Elijah
Lampkin, Burt; Lampkin, Will
Lowry, Clem; Lowry, Walter
Montgomery, Frank; McGee, Nath.
McDowell, Rich; McClelland, B P
McClelland, Chas; McClelland, Scy
Roberson, J W; Reeves, Bob
Smith, Sell; Salter, Abram
Stewart, Sam; Summerford, T E
Spin, S L; Sides, Jno
Sides, Tom; Scarborough, Will
Webb, Will.
AGENCEY PRECINCT
Atkin, Tom: Arsby, Tom Jr
Ausby, Fields; Ashem, Bob
Anderson, Wm; Archer, Will
Adams, Hardy ;\Adams, Ezelle
Allen, Robt; Alexander, Joe Jr
Boykin, A; Burnsides, Jno
Brown, Andy; Brown, Brqce
Brooks, Band; Brooks, Dock
Brooks, Dock Jr; Brooks, Walter
Brooks, Mach; George
Brooks, Judge; Brooks. Charley
Brooks, Easley; Brooks, John
Brooks, H B; Brooks, Bill
Beckham, G Jr; Benett, Glenn
Bankhead, Glenn; Boyd, Jadie
Boyd, Clyde; Barnes, Warren
Barnes, Jim; Davis, Jeff
Davis. Paul; Davis, Will
Davis, Robt; Davis, Chas
Davis, West; Dawkins, Chas
Dawkins, Noble; Erby, Robt
Edinborough, F; Edinborough, G
Edinborough, Jeff; Ervin, Dave
Ervin, Ed; Edwards Will
Edwards, Clyde; Edmonds, Wm
Edmonds, Anderson; Evans, Alex
Evans, Joe; Estes, Isaac
Freeman, Sam; Fair, Henry
Franklin. Calvin; Foster, J L
Fulton, Archer; Gandy, Doss
Gandy, Percy; Gregory, Alfred Jr
Gregory, Plain; Gillespie, Spencer
Gillespie, John H; Gillespie, jno j r
Gillespie, Tom; Gillespie. Andrew
Gray, G TANARUS; Gardner, Tom
Gans, Joe; Givins, Percy
Harris, Sam; Harris, Eliza
Harris, Chas; Harris,-Ben
Harris, James; Harris, Hez
Harris, Stoves Jr; Harris, Young
Harris, Jas; Harris, Mann
Harris, Chas; Harris, Henry ,
Harris, J Hodges; Harris, Henry
Harris, Nathaniel; Halfacre, Ed
Halfacre, Will; Halfa,cre, Orie
Hunter, Rufus; Harrington, Sam
Hill, Oliver; Hill, Hanson
Henderson, Will; Hole, Chas
Higgins, Dee; Hollinshead, Walter
Halbert, Will; Hawkins, Arthur
Hawkins, Jno; Hoskins, Dock
Hart, James; Hart, Jtyas
Hart, Onie; Hart, West
Hart, Edmond; Hart, Lucius
Hendricks, Fuse; Hendricks, Will
Hampton, Nathan; Harvey, Dave
Henry, Dan; Hicks, Philip
Harris, Will; Hicks, Will
Jentry, J G; Jackson, Alex
Jackson, Sam; Jones, Jno
Jones, Geo; Jones, Walter
Jones, Aggie; Jones, Frank
Jones, Burtley; Jones, Davis
Jones, Wade Jr; Jones, Horace
Jones, Bell; Jones, M
Jones, Johnnie; Johnson, Luther
Johnson, Clyde; Johnson, Stanton
Jennings, George; Jennings, Lewis
Jennings, S J; Kinard, Chas
Kinard, Kelly; Lucius, Wm Jr
Lucius, Murry; Lowry, Bob
Lowry, Joe; Lowry, Tbmmie
Ledbetter, Marshall: Logan, Tom
Logan, Burt; Logan, Joe
Logan, Bee; Logan, Walter
Logan, Doss; Laurence, Solomon
Lawrence, Arthur; Lawrence, Dock
Lawrence, Henry; Lawrence, T Jr
Lawrence, Lewis; Robt
Latham, Peter; Latham, Bill
Lance, Tom; Montgomery, M
Maxwell, Chas; Miller, Clem
Michael, Wm; Mosley, John
Mosely, Jrio Jr; Moore, Ambrose
Moore, Andrew; \yky, Jnb v
Mobley. Adam; Mobley, Henry
Mobley, Glenn; Minor, Tom
McGee, Ed; McGee, Bruce
McGee, Percy; McGee, Battle
McGee, Will; McGee, Rufus
McGee, B; McGee, Austin
McGee ,Spanish; McDowell, Jno
McGee; Lemon; Nichols, Eliza
Nichols, Jno; Nichols, Sellers
Pas ton, Mike; Paston, Josh
Pinson, Joe; Pitman, Henry
Pitman, Manuel; Paschol, Alfred
Paschol, Gus; Paschol, Curtin
Price, Will; Rice, Arthur
Rice, George; Rice, John
Rice, Robt; Rice, Archer
Rice. Rogers; Rice,. Page
Rice, John, Rice, Tom Jr
Rice, Art; Rice, Ellis
Rice, Rogers; Rochford, Jim
Rushing, Will; Robison, Sam
Robison, Tannie; Robison, Jno
Robison, Dub
Roberson, John; Roberson, Chas
Roberson, Arthur; Roberson, Sam
Roberts, Albert; Roberts, Sam Jr
Roberts, Bob; Roberts, Jas
Roberts, Robt; Roberts, Lucius
Robers, Dave; Roberts, Tobe
Roberts, Chas; Rogers, Hogan
Rives, Matthew; Richardson, A Jr
Richardson, Jno; Spruill, Lucius
Stallings, Dan; Stallings, Solomon
Stallings, Mach; Stallings, Chas Jr
Stallings, Mach, Stewart, Willie
Stewart, Jim; Smith, Sam
Smith, Chas; Smith, Sam
Smith, Sullivan; Smith, Tom
Styles, Frank; Staples, Lewis
Scipia, Bob; Stovall, Wm
Stovall, Joe; Stovall, Isam
Stovall, Jno A; Short, Tom -
Stevenson, H; Stevenson, Will
Scales, Richel; Swain, Bob
Tucker, Jim; Tucker, Arthur
Tucker, Sam; Turner, Wright
Thompson, Van; Tompson, Dave
Thompson, om; Veasey, Brice
Williams, Dave; Williams, Doss
Williams, Calvin; Williams, Noel
Williams, Jno Jr; Williams, Ed
Williams, Will; Williams, John
Williams, Rogers; Walker, H
Walked Dave; Walker, Brooks
Wilson, Oscar; Wilson, Dave Sr
Wilson, Dave Jr; Waller, Anthony
Winn, Cota; Young, Wm
Young, Arthur; Young, Wm Sr
Young, Ernest; Zenber, Alonzo
Zenber, Mose; Zinber, Gay
Zinber, Jasper X
SESSUMS PRECINCT.
Askew, Nelson; Askew, Henry
Askew, Joe; Armstead, Price
Armstead, Henry; Alston, Davis
Alston, Wm; Allen, Boss
Anderson, Quiiia; Armstrong. Bill
Billups," Prince; Britt, Alex
Barnitz, Joe; Barnitz, Spencer
Bishop, Joe; Booktin, Fllus
Booktin, Eph; Bell, Johnnie
Bell, Bennie; Bell, Robt
Bush, John; Brown, Israel
Collins, Frank; Collins, Nick
Collins, Paul; Clanton, Manuel
Clark, Will; Clark, William
Clayton, Steve; Clayton, Henry
Clay, Dave; Clay, Amos
Coleman. Birch; Conley, Anthony
Davis, Loveless; Davis, Adoiphus
Davis, Jno.; Davis, Early
Davis, Will; Dickerson, Geo
Dickerson, Will; Dantzler, John Jr
Dantzler, John Sr; Dantzler, Nick
Doss, Walter; Edwards, demon
Elliott, Henry; Elliott. Henry Jr
Elliott, Jim; Evans, Neal
Evans, Bug; Evans, Jno
Evans, Alex; Edmonds, Sam
Edmonds. Andrew; Fulton, Tom
Finkley. Ruben; Foy, Carson.
Fox, Watson; Goodin, Price
Gregory, Jeff; Gillespie, Henry
Gillespie, Sim; Gandy, Jno A
Harris, Albert; Harris. Tom
Harris, Ervin; Harris, Young
Harris, Robt; Holton. Bill
Hall, Tom; Hall, Wm
Hall, Bradford; Holiinshead, Val
Hollinshead, Percy; Hale. Aaron
Hodges, Ed; Henderson, Wm
Isaac, Judge; Isaac, Tom \
James, Marshall; Johnson, JJen
Johnson, John; Johnson. Abram
Johnson, Kenard; Keels, L E
Keels, Joe; Low'ry, Dan
Lowry, Bob; Love, Allen
Love, Geo; Love, Chas
Moody, Oscar; Mason, V
Madison, Philip; Morris, Nathan
Morgan, Geo; Minor, Jas
McGee, Robt; McCright, Arthur
Neely, Swep; Outlaw, Kemp
Outlaw, Bill; Outlaw', Fred B
Outlaw, Fred a; Outlaw, Tom
Outlaw, Powell; -Outlaw, Wes
Outlaw', Col; Patterson, Eliza
Patterson, Henry; Patterson, Frank
Pelty, Chas; Richards*on, Sam
Richardson, Will; Randle, Prince
Randle, Butler;'' Richards, Will
Roberts, Jm Jr; Roberts, Tob€s
Roberts, John; Roberts, Lucius
'Roberts, Digler; Riley,' Cap
Spencer,-Robt; Smith, Will •
Spraggins, Will; Show, Ernest
Stewart, Clyde; Sharp, Anderson
Sandridge, Jno; Tronin, Pete >
Tobb, Chas; Tate. Guy
Tate, Wm: Vadghn, Wm H
Vaughn, Henry; Ward, Sam
Ward, Nathan; Washington, Will
Washington, H; Washington, Ship
Walliams, Henry; Williams, Robt
Williams, Jno; Williams, Toney v
Williams, Ed; Winston, Henry
Winston, Henrjr; Winstpn, Abe
Y oung, Major
v p "■& 5
He Wasn't Acrobatic.
Miss Prue Dent —Papa says you are
improvident and that he wll; never
consent to my marrying a man unable
to make -both ends meet. Orrville
Hardnppe—Weil I’m afraid I shall
never be able to do so. I’m no contor
tionist Good evening.
BULBS IN A BOWL
i
An Easy Way to Cultivate Miniature
Floating Gardens.
A novel way of growing bulbs, such
as crocuses, has been tried with good
success. After securing the bulbs the
next thing is to get one or two rather
large corks. Through these holes are
bored and the bulbs fitted Into the
openings In such a way that the under
side, from which the roots spring, is
near the lower part of the cork.
Now obtain a large shallow bowl and
fill this with pure water. Float the
corks, with the bulbs In place, on the
surface and set the whole odng aside
in a rather shady position for two or
three weeks. At the end of this time
it will be noticed that the roots are
growing down into the water; thence
forward a place in a sunny window
should be selected.
The upper shoots of the bulbs will
start to grow rapidly, and at this time
It is a good plan to arrange a little
moss to hide the upper surface Qf the
corks, or, if preferred, however, grass
or some other seed, such as cress, may
be sown to provide a green covering.
There Is nothing to do but to keep
the bowl well supplied with water and
change this now and again. Finally
the flowers emerge, and then the effect
1 b extremely pretty. The bulbs may be
planted in this way any time up to
early January, though naturally the
sooner they are started the earlier they
will bloom.—S. Leonard Bastin in St.
Nicholas.
VICTORIA’S LETTERS.
Royal Secrets That Are Stored Away
In Buckingham Palace.
“We may wonder if the world will
ever be allowed to see the private cor
respondents amassed by the late Queen
Victoria.” says a writer. It is stored
away in a strong room built into the
walls of Buckingham palace, and the
Queen shared her confidence with no
one.
So long as she was physically able to
do so she opened and closed the safe
herself and its contents
When she was too feeble to do this she
employed an old and misted secretary
but even be had to work under the
royal eye He was never allowed to
keep the keys uor to read the letten
that he handled.
Queen Victoria was always a volumi
nous letter writer, and she was in eon
slant communication with most of the
royalties in Europe. Every domestic
secret and privacy of royalty during
half a century is said to be represented
by the contents of this wonderful safe,
and it Is easy to believe that the mod
em historian would find his hands full
if he were permitted to browse among
these letters
But probably in* will have to wait a
few hundred years, and then Ids pop
ular audience will be a languid one It
is one of the Ironies f life that we can
never have a thing when we want It.—
Pittsburgh Pren*.
A Royr.l Snake Slaughterer.
The “secretary bird” is one of the
most precious birds in South Africa
It is royal game, and any person de
stroying one is liable t* a fine of £.“►(>
Majestic looking birds, they stand
about three feet high and generally gc
in pairs They are of drab color, witt
black, feathery legs, and are valued for
their propensity for killing snakes
Where (lit* se. rotary bird is seen there
are sure to be many reptiles about
The bird beats down its adversary
first with one wing and then with the
other, at the same time trampling on
it with its feet until the snake is sutti
ciently stunm and to catch it by the head
with itselaws Then the bird rises far
up in the aii and drops its victim to
the ground to he killed By rids means
thousands of venomous reptiles are de
stroyed.— London Scraps.
Silver Sword of Hawaii.
One of the most curious plants in
the world and one of the greatest in
terest to aH botanists is the silver
sword. This exceedingly rare plant,
with its magnificent silver spines and
handsome crest, may still be found in
profusion in the upper part of 'Kadpo
gap. the southern outlet of the vast
extinct crater of Haleakala. on the
island of Maui. It flowers from July
to October and occurs hardly any
where else in the world. Even stranger
Is the variety known as the green
sword, which occurs only In Haleakala
crater and is unknown to exist else
where.—Honolulu Star bulletin
* mr~
Prince Henry the Navigator.
k The kingdom of Portugal counted in
Its royal-house one of the men who
bold first rank in scientific attainment
and practical application. He was the
son of John I. of Portugal and Queen
Philippa, who was an English princess
He spent his life In sending out ships
on voyages of discovery, and it was
through this Prince Henry, called “the
Navigator,” that Columbus got his idea
of seeking for anew land across the
sea.
* Carrots.
Carrots were first Introduced into
England by Flemish gardeners In the
time of Elizabeth, and in the reign of
James 1. they were still so uncommon
that ladies wore bunches of them on
their hats and on their sleeves Instead
at feathers.
LITERARY HYPOCRITES.
Here's a Writer Who Frankly Admit*
He's One of the Clan.
How many of n> if we were really
tivwiest could make a list of groat hooks
that we have tried to enjoy and
couldn't rlee toV
have for our own part a greater
sin than that on our conscience. There
are a number of books that we habitu
ally pretend we have read which we
have never read at all. They are great
books, we suppose. At least we’ve
heard a lot about them and read a lot
about them, and people who assume to
know say they are great books. Some
of them we have tried to read and
couldn’t read, but we have pretended
at one time or another to have read all
of them. Here is our list of shame:
“Torn .Jones.’’ We have tried to read
it four times and could never get five
pages into it
“The Vicar of Wakefield.” We have
attempted it at least six limes and
taken the count in the first round
every time.
“Dante’s Divine Comedy.” We have
been going against the Cary transla
tion. which we hear is u good one. at
least once a year for twenty years, and
we can’t get interested in it. Yet up
to the present moment we have always
pretended that we had rend all of it
and liked it.
“Don Quixote.” We have read a lit
tle of it. and we know all the usual
tilings that are said about it. and we
•ven wrote some
time, saying all the things that are
usually said about It, for which we got
s2o. but we don't really like it. It puts
us to sleep: if seems long drawn out
and clumsy to us.
“Boswell’s Life of Johnson.” We
never read any of it. But we have pre
tended to and have pretended at times
to quote incidents from it and have got
away with the incidents.
We have always pretended that we
were familiar with Walt Whitman's
poetry, buy as a matter of fact we
never read anything through, except
ing “When Lilacs Last In the Door
yard Bloomed.”—Don Marquis in New
York Sun.
THE TREE ON THE ROOF.
An Old Building Custom to Propitiate
the Pagan Cods.
Did you ever stop to think why a bH
of ornament in the form of conven
tionalized fruit, grain or flowers Is al
most invariably added to the gable of
a Gothic building and very frequently
to the gable of any other type of build
ing? Do you know why the lightning
rods of our grandfathers were branch
ed at the ends like little trees and why
the old, fashioned Scandinavian. Dan
ish and German contractors contrive
to fasten a branch of a tree or an ear
of corn to the topmost peak of a bouse
that has progressed so far in the course
of construction that the rafters are in
place? Usually the contractor laughs
sheepishly when he is asked about the
matter, giving no other reason than
that Uis father always provided the
Girds with some grain or offered them
a green branch to rest in.
The fact is that the birds have noth
ing whatever to do with the custom.
It is purely religious in its significance
and entirely pagan. It had its begin
ning before Christianity was “inflicted
on the barbarians of the north,” The
gable of a building was exposed to
both wind and lightning, so the gods
must be propitiated. For Wotan there
was small evergreen tree and for
Thor there was a bunch of floVers. If
the favor of the god had been invoked
while flic house was still incomplete,
the ceremony must be finished the day
the house was done by the burning of
the little tree or the withered flowers.
Then a bunch of grain was tied to the
gable to feed the white horse of the
death god. so that he would hasten on
his journey without stopping at that
particular bouse.—St. Louis Globe-Dem
ocra t
Homemade Gas.
■ Spanish peasants living In the cork
oak region use homemade gas obtain|d
from nirk refuse. As described by one
authority. rhe v process consists in fill
ing several large teakettles with the
waste bark and placing each in turn
over the lire during the evening, burn
ing the volatile gas as it escapes from
the spouts The carbonized residue
forms the fine black-brown pigment
known to commerce as “Spanish
brown.”
His Golf Prize. N
When the Duke of York was living In
Edinburgh In 1681 he was told that a
certain shoemaker named Patersone
was the best golf player in Scotland,
and him. the duke, later James 11.,
chose as partner In a foursome, win- i
nlng a huge stake. He promptly turned
over the money to Patersone, who
forthwith built a house in which the
duke placed a stone with a Patersone
crest bearing the motto, “Par and
Sure.”
'Always Wrong.
Manager—l’m disgusted with th
mistakes that hew man makes! H
gets everything balled up.
Manager—Oh. well. some of the bet
ones are that way at the beginning
He may bring home the bacon yi.
Manager—He ham’t unless we sed
him for ham. —Judge.

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