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Absence OT water In the Lungs Need
Not Indicate Murder.
Several cases have been reported In
the newspapers recently m which the
absence of water ia the 'ungs of per
sons found immersed lr. ponds and
' rn the conclusion that
.. v,as li.welure niur
cier aud not suicide. As the matter
is of great criminal importance, per
mit me to call attention briefly to the
report In 18G2 of a committee appoint
ed by the Royal Medical i*ud Chirur
gical society of London tr'investigate
this question. It was a well known
r.M-? ?:tbat in roost drowned persons
\ .. ubi found in the lungs, and
?I vsj!jrit)spd by many that in
. i 11 inoclh- <ontra?-tion of
. . a:n-f of the windpipe look pince,
v, iiiih prevented the entrance of wa
ter The committee made a very care
ful and prolonged Investigation and
came to conclusions which I sum
raarte'e. as follows:
First-Water does enter the lungs In
drowning In animals drowned by
Immersion In water the lungs, if exnin
int"l immediately afterward, are full
of water If a dog be drowned lu
pl rs?er of parts thp plaster ls found
. '? . .";?.* tubes. IP a guinea pig
?T?!, has be?n immersed
lil mercury the. globules of mercury
penetrate the finer tubes.
Sexond.-If the examination be de
layed for several hours or longer, as
is generally the case, no water may
be* found tu thc? lung?, nbsorptiou hav
ing taken place even after death. In
experiments upon anirrals . it was
found that forty or fifty ounces of
wr?i>r crm'd be introduced into the
of :!u? liquid being
c hour or two after
iu cases -of undoubted drown- (
lug in human bein;;rs. whin the exam
ination was delayed for several hon rs
after death, fragments of water plants
and other foreign substances may be '
?..i i ?;; the windpipe and larger
any water being de
- !:..? dr the luugs Ab
.. . ?1er takes place in-'the
Inngs even arte.* death, and therefore j
the absence of water In the lungs |
uv*n- hours after death has no bear- ?
. sna tUe question of murder or j
suciUe It is very Important that this j
fact should be generally known.-A.
Brayton Ball in New York Times.
Vcn Dycks Thst Were Forgeries.
Tue trial of. arl dealers at Genoa for
smuggling seven famous Van Dycks
fronr-the Cattaneo palace has resulted
In an acquittal. It was proved that
sis o' the pictures had rever left the
e. t ire smuggled works of art be
ing forgeries. This recalls the out
burst of indignation In Italy some
years ago concerning a Raphael which
was secretly conveyed to America for
a well known millionaire. That it
was a genuine Raphael the most skill
ful experts in the United States had
no doubt, and lt bore the great artist's
unmistakable-signature. But. much to
Italy's relief, a closer examination of
the canvas proved, it to be a clever
forgery, which was afterward traced
to a studio in Rome whose "old mas
ters" we*e turned out by the dozen.
Unique Straw Hat.
Tne proprietor of a fashionable cafe
at Mar?enbad ls the possessor of a
6traw hat which he values at $1,000.
The I"*at is not a costly variety of pan
ama, but is rather a rough looking
straw hat Yet it Is the pride of the
proprietor's life because lt is woven
of straws through which the crowned
heads of Europe have at various times
sucked cooling drinks dispensed in the
owner's establishment For many
years this king worshiper had been
collecting straws from the royal Hps,
scorning mere nobles or statesmen.
When the" collection was large enough
the hat was manufactured.
A Roundabout Bite.
In San Francisco the campaign
against rats as spreaders of the plague
ia a subject of universal discussion.
The topic has reached even the chil
"Wot they hunting up all rats fer?"
"Aw, don't yer know nothing? Rats
has the plague, an* if you see one
you'd better look out, 'cause you'll get
it, too, maybe."
"If you just see a rat do you get lt?"
"Aw, don't you know nothln*
You've got the plague when you've
been blt by a flea what's been blt by a
rat what's been blt by a sailor."-San
Bridge Built In Forty Minutes.
An unusual feat In pontoon bridge
building has been accomplished by a
company, a hundred strong, drawn from
four cavalry regiments of the Berlin
garrison. Arrived at a point where tho
Spree ls very wide, the guardsmen, as
sisted by a dozen pioneers, constructed
In forty minutes a bridge of steel boats
and plates 108 feet long and ten feet
broad. A squadron of cuirassier guards
was the flrstT to try it, riding twice
across. Then a loaded baggage wagon
weighing fifty hundredweight drawn
by six horses, traversed the bridge re
A United South Africa.
England's dream of a united South
Africa ls coming true. The premiers of
Cape Colony, the Transvaal and the
Orange River Colony recently moved
in their respei tlve legislative assem
blies the adoption of the resolution of
the Intercolonial customs and railway
conference calling for an early union
tinder the British crown. Natal is no
whit behindhand, and the resolution
of the conference specially referred to
the Inclusion of Rhodesia in the great
South African state at a convenient
Kl LL THE
AND CURE THE LUNGS
OUGHSand 60c & $1.00
OLDS Free Trial.
Snreat and Quickest Caro for all
THROAT and LUNG TROUB
LES, or HONEY BACK.
The Efder Robert Fulton.
Robert Fulton was born at Little |
Britain, Lancaster county, Pa., Nor.
14, 1765. His biographers have culled
him "a self made man" and have,
made but brief reference to his par
entage. It ls noteworthy that his fa
ther, the senior Robert Fulton, In a
failure to leave financial patrimony to
his children has not been accorded the j
mention of other achievements, not
slight in those primitive days. His an
cestors crossed from Scotland to Ire
land prior to the time of Cromwell.
From Kilkenny, Ireland, the Fulton
family came to America before the
year 1735. The senior Robert Fulton
was among the prominent men of
Lancaster, his name having been on
record upon all'the town organizations [
which existed at that period. He was
a-founder of the Presbyterian church, \
the secretary of the Union Fire com
pany and a charter member of the
Juliana library of Lancaster, the third
library established in the American
"In the Sahara," said an explorer,
"there is a little Insect that throws
sand, and its volleys slay. Thr; .
the fourmilion. The fourmilion digs
itself a funnel shaped hole of the cir
cumference of a silver dollar. It lies
hidden and watchful in the bottom of
this hole, and when a spider or ant or
beetle comes cautiously prospecting
down the steep and slippery sides the
Inhospitable fourmilion launches upon
its guest volley after volley of sand-a
hail of stinging sand so abundant, so
suffocating, so blinding that the visitor
loses his head. He rolls unconscious
for the nonce to the bottom of the
hole, and the fourmilion calmly dis
members him before he has time to
come to himself again and puts him
In the larder for the next meal."
Blooms but to Die.
The taliput palm (Corypha umbracu
lifera) of Ceylon, whose leaves are put
to such numerous uses by the Cinga
lese, bears fruit but once during its
life. This elegant tree measures about
ten~feet round the trunk and attains a
height of about ISO feet. The flowers,
the appearance of which presages
death to the tree, are inclosed In a tall
spathe which bursts with a loud re
port, disclosing a huge plume of beau
tiful blossom. The inflorescence is suc
ceeded by equally conspicuous bunches
of fruit. When these have ripened the
tree withers rapidly and in the course
of a fortnight may be seen prostrate
and decaying on the spot it adorned, j
He Might Have Married.
Fitz-Greene Halleck never married,
yet, as Mr. Howe reminds us lu his
American Bookman, he could not have
been without attractions, for a certain
superior lady Is reported to have de
"If I were on my way to church to
be married, yes, even if I were walk
ing ap the aisle, and Halleck were to
offer himself, I'd leave the man I had
promised to marry andi take him."
To this perhaps should be joined his
epigram, written for a young lady who
had asked for his autograph:
There wanted but this drop to fill
The wifeless poet's cup of fame.
Hurrah.' There lives a lady sUU
Willing- to take his name. '
Playing to the Cook.
Mr. Subberton (yelling to kitchen)
Sawdust and milk crust! Adam and
E^e on a raft and wreck 'em! On the
caataloupe! Draw one! Make It three
Mr. Townley-Great-e-e-r, how
pardon me, old chap, but what's it all
Mr. Subberton-'Sh! We've got a
former restaurant cook-a peach-and
we have to order that way to keep ber
on tha job!-Puck.
Pleasant For the Bride.
At the close of a wedding breakfast
a gentleman noted for his blunders
rose to his feet, causing keen anxiety
to all who knew him. "Ladles and
gentlemen," he cried genially, "1
drink to the health of the bridegroom.
May he see many days like this!"
DON'T BACK AWAY.
We have something to sell. Drop in.'aud let us spill a little chat
ter about a good thing, you can take it or leave it according as it
hits you and no expense bili either way.
I am the Carnage Dealer, took it up lens z,~o. I have sold enough
nice work each succeeding year to qualify the Lnder rrj my Line.
Now you can hear about me One-Huiic'.rc d end Fifty Miles from my
buggy snack in any direction you go, ..arid .'.hen it corms ti what ic
what in anything you hitch a horse to;-1.;<>-dcr. rn i fer starting the
applause,-but I'm the greatest noist; in the con::'.ry.
Remember the quartckc-BAOCOC K. CHASE,
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?908 Banner Year
. Notwithstanding the panic rmi other .
business (Ira whacks, our tales were
larger than any previous war. ".
\Ve are better prepared than ever
to serve'yon and can give you your
money's worth every time?.
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In order to increase the production of corn in Edgefield
comity and to stimulate and encourage the diversification of
crops. Tlie Advertiser lias decided to offer two prizes in Gold:
Fifteen dollars in Gold Coin will
be given thc Edgefield county
farmer who grows the greatest number of bushels of corn
on one acre of land during the year 1909.
Qg>*nnA Pvira* Ten dollars in Gold Coin
OCCiina rriZe. wm be given the farmer in
Edgefield County who grows the second largest number
of bushels of corn on one acre during the year 1909
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The Prizes will be awarded at the County Fair
Next Fall by
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