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i ARE QUICK TO LEARN
1 BUGLE CALLS BECOME FAMILIAR
TO ARTILLERY HORSES.
'Respond to the Martial Summons as
Rapidly as Could Their Riders
Evidence of Their Intelli
gence on Record.
*T orses chosen for the military
iBervice," said an old artilleryman,
"show marvelous intelligence and
quickness in adapting themselves to
its requirements. Every artilleryman
inows that they learn the bugle calls
and the evolutions sooner, as a rule,
.than the average recruit
"They quickly acquire a uniform
gait, which is about the same as the
route step or usual marching step. If
the horses did not fall habitually into
the same gait as the infantry there
?would be varying distances between
the different arms of the service. In
the drills in the artillery service the
horses will preserve their alignment
as well as the infantry ranks.
"It is remarkable how quickly the
army horse learns the bugle calls and
their significance. Let the first note
. of the feed or water call be sounded,
and instantly there will be stamping,
kicking and neighing among the
horses, impatient for that call to be
ans ?vered.
"Once during a storm at night in
our camp our horses were seized with
such terror that those of nearly every
battery broke loose and went scatter
ing about in their fright. Next morn
ing there was a wild rush by the ar
tillerymen to capture horses for use.
All was excitement, and the still
alarmed horses refused to be taken.
"An officer ordered the bugler to
sound the feed call. He gave the call,
and instantly horses from every direc
tion came dashing in to that battery
and the equine discipline was soon
restored.
"When it comes to battle the
trained army horse seems to know
everything that is going on and the
reason for it and does his duty nobly.
He enters into the spirit of the fight
like his human comrades.
"A horse in one of our batteries
during the Murfreesboro fight was hit
by a piece of shell which split his
skull. The driver turned him loose,
but he walked up to the side of tho
gun and watched the finn?, and when
a shot was fired would follow it with
his gaze, as if to note its effect on
the enemy. When a shell would
hurst near by he would turn his head
and look at it.
"When he saw the team he had
been working with up to the time of
his wound driven back for a renewal j
of ammunition for the battery he ran
to his old place and galloped back
"with the rest. When an officer pushed
him aside he gazed at the new horse
"with a sorrowful expression in his
eyes. Then he seemed to realize that
the glory of battle was no more for
him, and he walked tottering away
and lay down and died. The men de
clared that it was a broken heart, not
his wound, that killed him.
"During a fierce charge of Confed
erate cavalry at that battle of Mur
freesboro an officer was among the
killed in the charge and the cavalry
was driven back. The horse the of
fleer had ridden was a magnificent
animal, and he had not been taught to ;
retreat. Riderless, he kept on his '
way, and as he dashed through our |
nattery the sight of him was inde
scribably grand.
"His nostrils were extended wide,
his eyes flashed, and he clutched his
hit determinedly in his teeth as he
came on like the wind, his saddle flaps
Hying until it seemed as if he wer6
himself flying instead of madly run
ning. Every man gave him room as
he dashed along. An officer shouted
that he would give $100 to any one
who would capture that superb ani
mal, but all seemed so hypnotized by
the sight of the noble beast and his
riderless charge that no effort was
made to stay him, and he sped on his
way, disappearing in the blue dis
tance."
Profanity His Undoing.
Too audible expression of anger at
finding nothing in a safe that he and
three other men had just cracked re
sulted in the arrest at New York of
Joseph Wilson, homeless by his own
assertion.
A policeman from the Elizabeth
street station heard loud oaths coming
from the hardware store of J. W.
Ayres at 88 Walker street and on in
vestigation discovered Wilson and
three others before a safe that Lad
been opened with a "can opener." The
other three escaped.
Finger-print proof disproved Wil
son's assertion that he had never been
arrested before, and a term in the El
mira reformatory for grand larceny
in 1912 was found in his record.
Canada's Influence on Crockett.
The late S. R. Crockett had strug
gles in his early life as many other
poets and authors did. He began to
work on the farm at an early age, as
even a child's hands were useful to
the struggling household. He was
tip at five o'clock, and all through his
life he continued to rise at this hour,
for early rising was a habft with
?pleasant memories.
One of his cousins was a farmer
plowman who had been to Canada and
Acquired larger ideas than the rest
vt the family, and, finding in the boy
en unusual play of mind, he used to
*take him in the fields before the day'f
labors began, and make him read finr
(poetry.
DESERT AND ROSE j
By MAY C. RINGWALT. ?
From the open flap of the small tent
scudded a lizard and sociably sprawled
on a warm, red
patch of sunshine
splashing the In
dian blanket
spread at his feet,
but Norman, bend
ing over a letter
pad atilt on his
hunched knees,
was too absorbed
in the business of
his scratching
fountain pen to
even casually notice his neighborly
little visitor.
Finally, the man looked up from the
finished sheet, pushed back his som
brero, wiped tho aweat from the band
of fair, white skin that ribbed his
tanned brow, and, with a sigh so deep
drawn that It started a quiver of green
movement on the rug, read over the
letter he had written and now held in
his thin brown hand.
It began with brusk tenderness:
"Dear:-At.last the verdict's In,
and instead of the expected 'hanged
j by the neck until he shall die,' a sen
: tence of imprisonment for life.
"For your sake, I carried the case to
I the highest court of appeal. Went to
I Los Angeles and had the great W?
j liard look me over. Both lungs have
j healed. Provided I stay put-go on in
I the same sun-baked rut of the past two
; years, there is no reason why I should
j not rival Methuselah in hoariness of
? age. My life the forfeit, if I break
! parole and attempt an escape.
"And so, sweetheart, we come to the
parting of the ways, my way and yours.
I ought to have given you up long ago.
But at first I thought it would be for
such a little while that it would not
matter, and afterward I hoped against
hope that I should be able to go back
to civilization and you.
"Now I release you, little girl-insist
that our engagement end.
"Good-by, dear, and God bless you.
You need not answer this. I shall un
derstand when your letters stop com
ing. No, do net offer to go on writing
as friend to friend. I could not quite
bear that now. NORMAN."
Silently, without a quiver of the
prim-set lips, he folded the letter.
Flipped it into a stamped, addressed
envelope, slowly sealed it, then, his
head bowed in his hands, he began to
sch-with a man's anguish and the
abandon of a little child.
The days dragged by, heavy-weighted
with a sense of prison chains.
Norman had boasted that he still had
his work. But he could not write. He
could not think. He could only fever
ishly wait for the letter that he had
asked her not to write.
Yet not until two weeks had passed,
and he knew at last that she had taken
him at his word, did he realize to the
full measure of bitter disappointment
how much he had counted upon one
more letter from her.
The east-bound overland was clue in
an hour, and he was going on it.
He stood on the station platform
wailing-trembling from excitement
and haste of packing, every now and
again casting a stealthy glance over
his shoulder as though afraid of being
wa? ched.
With the caution of the real pris
oner breaking jail, he had only bought
a ticket to a near-by point.
The kind-hearted meddlesomeness
of his neighbors, the tyranny of the
doctor under whose thurah he had been
so many months, were capable of go
ing any length? of interference when
it came to a matter of what they con
sidered his own good.
A whiotle sounded. A flare of light
swept the gathering night from the
track. He snatched up his suit-cases
impatiently dropped them again. Tho
locomotive's headlight flashed from
the wrong direction. He had forgotten
that the west-bound train passed len
minutes before his own.
The pulling engine paused for breath
the usual short, hi rried instant of an
express. A black Parallelogram of a
trunk was tossed from the baggage
car. The black figure of a woman pas
senger got off the Pullman.
The express gave a creak forward
rattled, rumbled, and roared into the
awaiting blackness.
The new arrival stood hesitating, a
nervous, lost-child air aboui the slight,
shadowy figure. Norman took a quick
step to her assistance. The blurred
light of the station lamp softly en
wrapped her.
He started back, a cold fear clutch
ing his heart. The brooding of the last
hideous days had been too great a
strain-his mind had suddenly given
way !
But the woman did not start back
she ran toward him with a glad cry of:
"Norman!"
It was uot tue hallucination of a
nervous breakdown. It was Nan. Nan
-her dear flesh and blood self. Nan
in Eden. ?Nan on the platform beside
him. Nair in his arms.
"And you are really glad that Pm
here?" she tremulously laughed, when
at last he opened his arms wide enough
for her to look up into his radiant
face.
"After I started I was so frightened!
But I had to come." She hid her
scarlet-swept face in the old resting
place. "It was the only way I could
make you understand, you dear, fool
ish stupid, you."
And then he knew that a woman
never really loves until .?he makes a
sacrifice for the man.
i
Excellent Thing in Woman.
While the opinion so geo eral abroad
as to the horrible shrillness and gen*
eral unpleasantness of the voices o.i
American women is, without a doubt
foolishly exaggerated, there can be nc
question but that the really beautiful
voice in this country is a rarity. Ol
not one woman in 50 can it be truth
fully said "Her voice was ever soft,
gentle and low; an excellent thing in
woman." Women of refinement polish
their finger nails, visit their hairdress
ere regularly, pay scrupulous attention
to all the details of their toilet-and
utterly neglect what should be theil
greatest charm-their speaking tones.
The low, sweet voice throws all shrill,
high-pitched demonstrations Into the
background, and makes them infantile'
and ridiculous. Listen, just for an en
lightening experiment, to a nervous,
overwrought woman arguing in a
shrieking tone with another who is
calm, self-possessed and low-voiced.
And then, if you are a typical Ameri
can shrieker, go to your home and
make a vow to think twice before you
speak once.
Effective Theft Preventive.
Considerable excitement was caused
in Hatton Garden London, England,
one evening recently, by the loud ring
ing of a burglar alarm and the exhibi
tion of a danger sign outside the
premises of Messrs. Albert Ramsey
& Co., diamond merchants. The po
lice drew a cordon round the building
and then forced an entry. The result
was* that three men were taken inte
custody. The apparatus which effected
their arrest is described as the very
latest thing in practical burglar
alarms. It consists of a steel cabinet,
which is fitted all round a safe or oth
er depository for valuables. As soon
as this cabinet is disturbed in any way
a gong nearly two feet in diameter be
gins to ring outside the building and
a danger sign in red letters is brightly
illuminated by electricity.
Sermon Miscarried.
Bishop Blomfield, famous English
divine, received one of the most chas
tening comments upon a sermon that
has ever reached a preacher. Once,
in his pre-episcopal days, he found as
he was going into a Buckinghamshire
pulpit that he had Wt his sermon be
hind him. Compelled to preach ex
tempore, ho selected as an easy sub
ject the existence of God, and pleased I
himself so well that he thought he
would ?repeat the experiment. But on
the wey home he overtook a farmer
and asked him hov: he had liked the
sermon. "Well, it were a very good j
sermon. Mr. Blomfield. but I don't |
agree with you!" "Not agree with me! j
What can you mean?" said Blon s3ld.
"Well, Mr. Blomfield, I think there be
a God."
Rowing Men Superstitious.
Oarsmen, like sailors, are apt to be
superstitious. In the university boat
race at Oxford, England, the belief
that the winner of the toss will win
the race is generally justified. So,
also, is the idea of weight meaning
victory, for 44 out of 69 races have
gone to the heavier crew. At one
time it was the fad for Oxford to
carry a bunch of violets in their boat
"for luck," but this has died out. In
190S oranges cured several of the Ox
ford crew of influenza, and some of
them took to orange-colored ties, but
Cambridge won. Another mascot that
failed was the fox terrier Bob, who ac
companied the light blues all through
their training in 1911.
Russians Feasted on Tallow Candles.
Sir Ernest Shackleton could not get
up a real appetite for tallow, but Rus
sian soldiers, according to the enter
taining author of "Eat, Drink and be
Merry," esteem tallow candles a great
luxury. He facetiously describes
how they came across a huge store of
them among the French baggage on
the retreat from Moscow, and sum
marily snuffed them out cf existence.
"Xever were they consumed in such
a style before. The enraptured war
riors drew them across their mouths
-like a bow across a fiddle-and left
only the bare wicks as a proof of how
easily their coverings, so necessary for
lights, can be readily utilized for liv
ers."
"Kismet."
"Kismet" is an Arabic word mean
ing "fate," or "it is fated." A belief
in predestination is one of the funda
mental principles in the .Mohammedan
faith. Not only a man's fortune, but
his dpeds, and consequently his fu
ture reward cr punishment, are, ac
cording to this faith, irrevocably, and
thus unavoidably, pre-ordained-a doc
trine which has contributed largely to
the success of Islam by inspiring Its
champions with th^greatest contempt
for the dangers of warefare. When a
Mohammedan meets with any disaster
or misfortune, no matter how great,
he accepts the situation calmly, mere
ly saying "Kismet"-"it is fated."
When London Had Three Taverns.
An old historian tells us that In the
reign of Edward III only three taverns
were allowed In London-"one in
Chepe, one in Walbrook and the other
in Lombard street." In 1552 the num
ber had grown'to 40, and at the same
time there were eight in York, six in
Bristol and three in Westminster. To
day the administrative county of Lon
don can boast of 5,000 public houses
and 1,500 beer houses, while In the
city o'f London itself there is one li
censed touse for every 57 persons oj
the population. And yet we still speak
of the "good old times."
Make the Old Suit?
Look New
We are better prepared
than ever to do first-class
work in cleaning and press
ing of all kinds. Make your
old pants or suit new by let
ing us clean and press them.
Ladies skirts and suits al
so cleaned and pressed. Sat
isfaction guaranteed.
Edge field Pressing
Club
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Try LOMBARD,
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NATIVE SEED RYE FOR
SALE.
I have a fine lot of Seed Rye to
offer, was grown on my farm at
Ellenton, S. C. Put up in bags of
one and two bushels, price #2.50
per bushel, F. O. B. Ellenton.
Send in your orders park.
H. M. Cassels.
Ellenton, S. C.
Backache
Miss Myrtle Cothrum,
of Russeilville, Ala., says:
"For nearly a year, I suf
fered with terrible back
ache, pains in my limbs,
and my head ached nearly
all the time. Our family
doctor treated rae, but
only gave rae temporary
relief. I was certainly in
bad health. My school
teacher advised me to
TAKE
The Woman's Tonic
1 took two bottles, in all,
and was cured. I shall
always praise Cardin* to
sick and suffering wo
men." If you suffer from
pains peculiar to weak
women, such as head
ache, backache, or other
symptoms of womanly
trouble, or if you merely
need a tonic for that tired,
nervous, worn-out feel
ing, try Cardui. E-65
Po-Do-Lax 1 ?crushes Pimples.
Had blood, pimples, headaches,
biliousness, torpid liver, constipa
tion, Plc, come fr? m indigestion.
Take Po" Do-Lax, th J pleasant and
absolute sure laxative, and you won't
suffer from a deranged stomach or j
other troubles. It will tone up the
liver and purify the blood. Use it
regularly and you will stay well,
have clear complexion and steady
nerves. (4et a 5Ue bottle to-day.
Money back if not satisfied. All
druggists.
Dizzy? Billious? Constipated.
B Dr. King's New Life Pills will
cure you, cause a healthy flow of
bile and rids your stomach and
bowels of waste and fermenting
body poisons. They are a tonic to
your stomach and liver and tone
the general system. First dose will
cure you of that depressed, dizzy,
bilious and constipated condition.
.>5c at druggists.
The Equitable
Life Assurance Soeiety
Offers beyond a reasonable doubt the
best insurance that can be obtained. Be
fore taking out insurance with some
other company. Let me show you my
20 Pay Life, paid up in 15 34 years.
Dividends declared after the first vear,
increasing yearly.
Don't fail to get. the best when you
insure. Therefore, you had better see
an Equitable policy.
Ashby W. Davenport,
Equitable Life Assurance Agent
Edgefield, S. C.
BS
Medical College of tl e Slate ol South Carolina
-Charleston, South Carolina
Departir ems cf Medicine end Fhairrecy,
Owned and Controlled by the State.
EC;h Session Opens Qctctei ist. 1914. Gcses Jure Sic. 1915
Fine Xt\v Euilding ready fer occupancy October 1st, 3814. Advan
tageously located opposite Roper Hospital, one of the largest Hospitals
in the South, where abundant clinical material is :fFeied, con
tains 21S beds.
Practical work for Senior Students in Medicine ar.d Fhcimacy a
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Large and well-equipped Laboratories in both Schools.
Department of Physiology and Embryology in tfoliation with the
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Nine full time teachers in Laboratory Branches
Six graduated appointments each year in medicine.
Kor catalog address:
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where we have the most modern warehouse in Augusta with floor
space of 24,800 squa.e feet and it is literally packed with Groceries
and feeds from cellar to roof. Our stock must be seen to be appre
ciated. Our expenses are at least S450.00 a month less since discon
tinuing our store at 863 Broad street, and as goods are unloaded
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