The news came out in next day's "spouter," with a string of good wishes from the editorial chair for the happy pair.
“What we want most is a new captain for Company C,” said spouter.
"A little long-winded, spouter, but you hit the nail on the head," answered Fred.
“All right then, spouter, show us the way,” answered Andy readily.
"They haven't showed themselves yet, spouter," answered Jack.
“Well, you had better do it with your uniform on, then,” said spouter.
And thereupon he and spouter and a number of others set to work to electioneer for Jack as hard as they could.
“But this Bangs may be some relative of his,” put in spouter.
Again there was a silence, and then spouter came to the front.
"Well, spouter Powell is a good skater, too," returned another.
early 14c., related to Middle Dutch spoiten "to spout," North Frisian spütji "spout, squirt," Swedish sputa "to spout," and probably Middle Dutch spuwen "to spit" (see spew). Meaning "to talk, declaim" is recorded from 1610s.
late 14c., from spout (v.). It was the slang term for the lift in a pawnbroker's shop, up which articles were taken for storage, hence figurative phrase up the spout "lost, hopeless, gone beyond recall" (1812).